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UNIVERSITY MISSOURI t TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1912.
An Erenlnr Dlly by the 8tnd-nt In the
School of Journallm at the CnlerJty
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University Mlsourl.in Assoclntlun ( Ine.i
J. Harrison Ilronn. president : Iloltert
S. Mann. Seeretarv ; James C May. W.irrt
A. Ne.T, IMul J. TJiiiini.xoii. II. J. Mckav.
W. i:. Hall. 1. - IIuiImiii, Ivan II.
Office : In Virginia Hide- Down Stair.
Knteretl at tl.e rustotliee of Columbia, Mo.
as seeuiid-il.iss mail nutter.
TWO Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mail.
Allures nil communications to
The arrest of a professor at the
University of Illinois on the charge of
swearing in illegal student voters has
again gien rise to the subject of stu
dent loting. This question was the
basis of much discussion, many
threats and accusations during the
local option campaign in Columbia.
The law in most states is ery in
definite regarding the question of stu
dent voting. Particularly is this bo
in Missouri. There is one clause in
the Missouri constitution bearing,
upon this point. In Section 7 of Ar
ticle S we find this:
"For the purpose of voting, no per
son shall be deemed to hae gained a
residence by reason of his presence,
or lost it by reason of his absence
while a student of any insti
tution of learning."
A student may become a bona fide
resident of the place where the col
lege is located, however, under cer
tain circumstances, according to the
best legal information. It depends
upon the facts in the case, says the
Encyclopedia of Law and Procedure.
If the student has no intention of re
maining in the place permanently but
has another home to which he intends
to return after his sojourn at college,
he is not a resident and has no right
to vote. But the undergraduates of a
college, who are free from parental
control and regard the place where
the college is situated as their home.
having no other to which to return in;
case of sickness or domestic affliction
are as much entitled to vote as any
other resident of the place where the
college is located.
The statement of the law that no
person shall be deemed 'to have
gained or lost his residence by reason
of his presence or absence while a
student, does not necessarily mean
that a voter may not change his legal
residence into a new district in spite
of the fact that he becomes a student
in an institution of learning therein;
but the facts to establish such a
change must be wholly independent
and outside of his presence in the new
district as a student, and should be
very clear and convincing to over
come the natural presumption. This
is the opinion expressed in the En
cyclopedia of Law and Procedure, in
McCrary's book on "Elections" and
other works on the subject.
The Supreme Court of Missouri
rendered a decision in the case of
Hall vs. Schoenccke, involving the
right of certain students of Tarkio
College to vote. The court said:
"Each case must depend upon the
facts. There is no doubt that a stu
dent may become a resident of the
place where the college is located,
though he went there only for the
purpose of attending school. Whether
he has done so or not depends upon
all the facts and circumstances. The
fact that he is supported and main
tained by his parents and spends his
vacation with them is a strong, but!
not necessarily conclusive circum
stance to proe that he has not
changed his residence. The question
is largely one of intention, though as
to this the evidence of the party him
self is not necessarily conclusive."
The law of the state should be more
definite on the point of student vot
ing. Many contests in the courts fol
lowing every election would thereby
Oklahoma Club Dance December lfi.
The Oklahoma Club held its month
ly meeting last night in the Y. M. C.
A. BuHding. Arrangements were
made for the annual dance which will
be held in Columbia Hall December
Penny Auction Christian College,
Saturday evening, December 7. Every
body come. (adv)
A Christmas Story by Harris M. Lyon, a Young
Alumnus of the University of Missouri, Reprinted
by Permission of the American Magazine.
Harris Merton. A. B , '05, is the way
the -name appears in the University
of Missouri alumni directory ; to his
classmates and to many residents of
Columbia lie is still " Harry " Lyon,
or " Leto ". And It is Harry Lyon,
rather than Harris Merton Lyon, that
his Columbia friends see in his story,
"Ask and It Shall Be Given," in the
December number of the American
Magazine. The story is reprinted
here by special permission from the
publishers of the American.
Harry Lyon while in the Unlver-
sit- y,mto wpnklv- rnlumn nf camiins
for the University Inde-
pendent. He signed it " Leto" : hence1
the name that clung to him through
out his college course. He was one
of the founders of the Asterisk So
ciety, a little group of men interest
ed in literature, who published sev
eral numbers of a magazine called
The Asterisk. After his graduation
Lyon went to Houston, Texas, and
thence to New York. He was deter
mined to become a magazine writer,
a maker of short stories. At first he
lied in the proverbial hall bedroom
and did odd writing jobs hack work
anything that would help to keep
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azine activity. It was not very long'
before his stories began to appear in
the magazines the American, MC
rMnrn's find nthprc
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the foremost young story writers in I
America. He has published a volume ,
of short stories under the title of
j " Sardonics," and another volume.
"Graphics," is in preparation. Some
say that the mantle of O. Henry has
fallen on his shoulders, but that's
neither here nor there O. Henry's
mantle has been stretched to cover
the shoulders of a dozen or more
men, and Edna Feber.
"Ask and It Shall Be Given" is a
real Christmas story, by a young
Missouri alumni who has " made
' was simplv that what he knew seemed
There is one wonderful spectacle to him incommunicable; it was im
at Christmas-time, more wonderful; Iu,ssible for hlm t0 translate the
than any other spectacle we may see thought of angels into the thought ot
on earth ; and that is the spectacle men
of a whole world asking for some-1
thing. Millions upon millions of us, I
with each his own desire, asking that
it be fulfilled. Asking with greedy.
eyes ; or asking out of sad hearts j
hopefully. Asking aloud with cheery
voices ; or asking in silence . . . a I
wish born under cover and kept on i
the hidden, under side of things. See'
the great spectacle of millions on I
their knees before the giving God, pe- I
titioning devoutly for something . . . a '
new doll, a man's life, a bit of meat i
to eat. And the Christmas angel, who t
does the bidding of the giving God, j
disposes as God disposes.
Little Tom had not always been
blind. He could remember vaguely
a dream-time in his life when the
glory and mystery of color had ap-
l peared before his eyes. Then the
darkness came ; and he was left only ,
with those memories. What was
color ? What made it ? For hours he .
used to sit. generally in corners out
of the way of his mother's hurrying
feet, and he used to muse upon what
he had once seen. Red, Green, Blue
what were they?
He was a quiet little tad. And of
course he did a great deal of sub
dued talking and singing to himself.
He liked to make up songs, and the
one he made up about the colors was
his favorite : he would croon it over
and over :
Red is Barns,
And Blue is Skies.
And Green is Grass.
If you've got eyes.
Hour after hour he would sit thus,
nodding his head, eating his toy
blocks together with his thin, deli
cate hands. When his mother knelt
down and patted his close-cropped
blond hair, Tom would catch her face
suddenly and kiss her soft cheek. To
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ASK AND IT SHALL BE
hini the feel of his mother's cheek and
leek was the greatest delight in the
physical world ; for the rest, he lived
i na dream-filled world of his own. He
never cried, he never complained
but then, he never laughed either.
He was such a sober, detemined
mite that eerybody unconsciously
took him very seriously. They had
no idea what his life might be behind
that dark wall ; but that at times it
was ery, weird, and piercingly vivid
they could gather from the amazing
remarks he made. People felt that
n.:n n..:n a tix.
",a -' '"i '--' whii super-
natural things within the gloom of
his little skull. And this was true.
He had a fashion of inventing an
gels for those senses which remained
to him Angels of Perfume, Angels
of Sound ; the Angels of the Tongue,
the Sensitive Angels of the Finger
tips. When he played his music-box,
Tom thought, "Now these are Angels
of Sound bringing me a tune, each
one flying with a note to my ear."
1 Because he could not move about,
lie had to invent his own play-world ;
1 and it was a queer world, like the
world of myth. Great creatures rode
and fought in his sunless skies. Dis
torted monstrous shapes were beaten
back onto far horizons by airv, fan
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tastic, happy figures. He knew many
by name ; he had his champions and
his heroes. A ball used to roll across
his eyes from left to right. This ball
would change itself into a great giant
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friend of his, then change again into
i a ball and roll back across his vision
from right to left. Secrets were for
ever whispered into his ears by all
sorts of creatures, always with the
caution that Tom should never tell.
And Tom. nodding silently and gravely
would hear by the hour the stories the
Angels of Perfume breathed to him
about the flowers, or some other an
gel about some other world.
His choicest secrets he never told,
even to his mother. Not that he was
sensitive, afraid of being laughed at
or misunderstood. Not that at all. It
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To his father's eyes and his nioth-e-s,
moist at times with sudden
tr.irs, Tom seemed just a quiet, deli
cate, kind child, feeling his way along
the wainscoting to his favorite corner,
sitting amidst his building blocks and
mssical toys, conversing in a mono
tone to himself, crooning his own
Red Is Barns,
And Blue is Skies,
And Green is Grass,
If jou've got eyes.
For months the boy had had a
hope in his heart, a hope which had
taken the form or a prayer. Each
night before he fell asleep he re
hearsed this prayer on his pillow ;
and after l,e fell asleep he dreamed
in anguish of the night when he
should make the test of it. In the
dream he saw the Christmas wreaths
hanging by the fireplace ; lie saw the
empty fireplace itself ; he saw his
own figure kneeling before it, his
hands outstretched ; he saw his lips
move in repetition of his prayer. And I
then, invariably, he fell into a bound '
f-Ieep and dreamed no more.
What the answer to his prayer was
remained a mystery ; yet night after
night lie rehearsed it, month after
month he waited patiently, silently,
even devoutly for the time.
How he had come by this idea was
astonishing; it was so simple he won
dered he had not thought of it in the
years gone by. ... A careless remark
of his father's . . . "Certainly, Tom.
Anything you ask Santa Claus for you
ate sure to get."
That faith had burnt in his head
like a fever ever since. And so the
mouths rolled by, and mysterious,
unearthly, bewitching, came Christ
mas eve. The blind boy lay in his
trundle-bed, staring into the shad
ows of his brain. His little fists were
clenched, his little body unconscious
ly rigid in an ecstasy of longing. Over
and over in his mind his prayer, like
a wail, repeated itself.
His mother pleaded with him soft
ly ; he would not sleep. Hour after
hour the Angels of Sound brought
from the great hall clock the news of
the approach of midnight ... a mid
night of terror to little Tom.
Learn the joy and
renewed zest that
comes from relaxation
in a pipe of good to
Many of our aspira
tions turn to bitterness
in the moment of their
But, up or down the
ladder, Velvet is a con
stant delight always
temptingly rich ever
smooth and satisfying.
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At last Tom called his father.
" What time was that ? "
"'Eleven-thirty, was the answer.
" Lift me out of bed," he said simp
ly. "I I want to pray. I want to
1 ray to Santy Claus. He comes
down the chimney. Take me in
where the fieplace is, and leave me
And the father, humoring the cor-
'The Gift of
That is what someone has called a
subscription to a magazine. It really is
delightful gift a regular reminder the
magazine or paper becomes of distant
Take advantage of our big clubbing
offers. Almost any magazine at reduc
ed rates. Here is a sample (you can
send each magazine to a different ad
Magazines for You and Tim and Her and
Him. Just decide on the ones you want for
your friends and yourself and let us give you
Only a half cent a word r)HONE
a day minimum 15 cents I 5 5
BOARD AND ROOM
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 25c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
6 to 6:30. (Sundays l to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per week.
LOST A cameo pin, on Thanks
giving Day. Finder please phone 767
LOST Small leather pocketbook
containing half dollar dated 182G, some
small change and two receipts. Re
turn to Albert Moody, at Virginia
.Market for reward. (d2t)
LOST A black traveling bag
marked "Monnig". Last seen on
ground by Wabash, Pullman No. 4 at
7:30 a. m., Tuesday, November 26.
Heward. Phone 632.
LOST : An oval garnet brooch, set
with an opal in the center. Garnets
peculiarly set. Finder please phone
741. Reward given. (tf)
LOST Small gold watch, between
S03 Virginia ave., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone S6.
TO RENT HOUSES
FOR RENT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an S-room house. Both
modern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone F. W. Nieder
FOR RENT Two nice rooms in the
Nowell building. Hot and cold water;
steam heat and light. McDonnell
Bros., or W. B. Nowell. Phone 74.
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur
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iocs child, wrapped him up in a bath
robe and did as he was told.
Then when Tom was alone and had
knelt down to play, Tom's father and
mother knelt down outside the door
to listen ; for they wanted to get him
whatever he asked of Santa Claus.
But when they heard what he prayed
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nace and all modern conveniences.
Price $8.50 and $10.50, 605 S. 5th. d6t
Room for rent One large front
room $4. 448 White. 505 Conley. tf
FOR SALE Ladies' suits and
men's clothing. Apply 109 Westwood
avenue. Phone 860 Green. (dtt)
FOR SALE Ridpath's History of
the World. Treat yourself to this
set for Christmas. Price, like condi
tion, ideal. Address X-Y Missourian.
FOR SALE A new suit. Size of
coat, 38. 803 College. Phone 1109.
WANTED Boarders by the day,
week or meal. 600 South 9th. tt
MEAL PERMIT U. D. Club per
mit for sale, $5.00. Paid to date. 205
College. 818 Red (d6t)
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen In Academic Hall. November 15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. M1m
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
MRS. BELLE GOODRICH, iu(M
tire therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Are.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. dJ4
Save half the price on typewritera.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d6t)