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USTVEBSITT MISSOURIAlf, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1912.
An Ermine Daily T the Student In !ie
8rhol of JournalUm at the I'nlvrrMty
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University MKKuurian A-isocI.itluii ( Iiio.i
J. H.irrWou llninu, president ; Holier
S. Mann, Nretarv ; James !. -Ma-. Wnril
A. ?efT", I'nul J. Tlmiupson. II. J. .McIC.iv.
W. i:. Hall. T. .. IIuiNuii, Ivan II.
In Virginia HMg.. Dunn Stair-
Entered at the I'ostoffiee of Columbia, .Mo.
ai vpcniiil-rlass mall niatlor.
TV(t Doll-irs a Year I.y Carrier or Mall.
Aililrc all tuinmunlcatlons to
THIRTEEN' 3IN ENOUGH.
A football M means quality, not
Quantity. A player to win this em
blem must meet certain qualifications
but the most important is that he be
a good football player. The M marks
a degree of excellence.
At a recent meeting of the Athletic
Committee. thirteen letters were'
given to the 1912 Tigers. Since it is
quality that counts in the giving of
letters, it is well to keep the number
in a reasonable limit. Only one or
two other schools in the Valley gave
as many letters and several of the
schools gae fewer.
Many persons say that more letters
should be given. Most of then; do not
mean this. They merely mean that
in their judgment a certain man who
did not get a letter should have had i
one. It is not a question of number
with them but of personal choice.
Thirteen letters are enough. A
reasonable limit keeps the standard
of the letter high.
ONE-CENT LOCAL POSTAGE.
It seems queer that it costs as much i
to send a letter by United States mail,
two blocks within the city of Colum
bia as it does to send the same letter
to San Francisco, a distance of 1.500
miles. Surely, it doesn't cost the gov
ernment as much to carry the letter
the two blocks as it does the 1,500
miles. Vet, why is the charge the
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania
has introduced a bill into Congrpss
which proposes to reduce the postal
rate on letters for local deliverr from!
2 cents to 1 cent. This law would
mean a great saving to department
stores and merchants who have- a
heavy local mail.
This new bill ought to be made a
law, not because of the saving that
it would bring to any particular class,
but because it would be In harmony
with sound business sense in the run
ning of the postoffice department. The
department has long needed reform
ing along several lines. As a result
of agitation two years ago, the annual
deficit has at last been eliminated.
And now the parcels post has been
added. A more just distribution of
postal rates would now be in order.
President H. J. Waters of the Kan
sas State Agricultural College says
that one of the causes for the high
cost of living is the lack of co-operation
between town and country. He
hpHlVPS n1SA tlinf TntiMi ?o -ivnctol In '
transportation because of lack of co
operation. There is no denial of Mr.
The co-operative delivery system
used by Columbia merchants is a step
in this direction. It will mean, with-
who are behind the movement, and!
some of this saving is bound to' be
passed on to the consumer. Money
lost in making small deliveries under
the old plan can be saved through
this co-operation. It is hoped also
that the system will give better ser--vice.
Some one has said that it is not the
high cost of living that is troubling
us, but the cost of high living. There
is logic in that statement. There is
no doubt that we have a great many
more conveniences than our mothers
and fathers had. It is hoped that this
co-operative delivery will make these
conveniences less expensive 'than for
merly. The parcels post is on the same or
der, but pertains to the country man
rather than to the city man. The
postoffice, too, is, an example of a
well-delivered co-operative delivery
system. Isn't there some way to ex
tend the system?
WORK FOR STUDENTS.
When John'Ruskin was a professor
at Oxford, he took his students out
to break stones and make roads in
order to impress upon them the dig
nity of work.
Would it not be a good thing if
there were some John Ruskins today?
There is a tendency to depreciate the
dignity of labor. The struggle every
where is to aoid work. Education
is sought often to avoid labor. And
when the burden of manual labor
shifts upon others, we often begin at
once to look down upon them.
Like Ruskin, Tolstoy felt great dig
nity in labor, and every day worked
in the fields for a time. Great men
have always felt the necessity of re-
spect for work,
Lincoln and Clay
, could hold their own at rail-splitting
and log-rolling. Mr. Roosevelt makes
ll reat impression by his ability and
willingness to do many things with
It might be a good thing today if.
instead of playing tennis or swinging
Indian club and dumbbell nr t.nkint?
cross-country runs, students would
work on the roads as they did in the
days of Ruskin. They would learn
the dignity of work, get the physical
exercise necessary for, good health.
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and m addition improve the country.
Echoes of Yesterday.
Fie Years Ago.
A. .1. Estes. a Boone County farmer.
topped the St. Louis market with
three car loads of steers
brought So.fio a hundred.
During November thirty persons
were convicted in the Columbia po-
lice court twenty-two for drunken-
- ,u.t an, four .for,
disturbing the peace. Eighteen were
white and twelve negroes.
Edward Parson Weston, at the age
of CD years, had just finished at Chi
cago his record-breaking walk
lo7." miles from Portland, .Me.
Ten Years Ago.
John P. Hubbell died at his home
A strange disease which was killing
many hogs in Boone County was puz-
7ling the veterinarians. The hogs
were attacked by a wheezing cough
and died within a few dars. The'
lungs of the dead animals were found
to be full of small white worms.
More than 1000 head of hogs were
thought to hare died of this disease
in the county.
Bunce Quarles of Boonviile, a stu
dent in Kemper Military Academy.
uieu irom uie eitects of injuries re
ceived in a football game with Wen
worth Military Academy.
Twentj Years Ago. ;
Five men and one young woman i
were applicants ror the position of
postmaster of Columbia. ,
The appearance of a strange comet
auracung uie attention or as-1
II. Guitar was mayor of Colnm-'
Tliirtj Years Ago.
The thermometer registered 10 de
grees below zero,
Astronomers wntrhori ih inform
the passage of the planet Venus
across the disc of the sun, a phe
nomenon that would not be observed
again until the year 2004.
Forty Years Ago.
The Boone County National Bnak
had just moved into its new building
at Broadway and Courthouse street.
I'n.f. Eckles to Talk on Dairy Work.
I 'The Work of the Dairy Depart
; ment in the Experiment Station" is
the subject of a lecture to 'be given by
C. II. Eckles, professor of dairy hus-
handry. at 7:30 oclock tonight in
Room 200 or the Agricultural Build- !ersity of Pennsylvania prints in
inc. The lertnre will hP undpr thn!,fuI1 an address given by President A
auspices of the Alpha Zeta fraternity.
Phone 53 University Missourian.
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WHATEVER HE. ASKS,
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PTo THIS PKPER-
ON THE GIVING OF GIFTS
Some Ideas for Those Who
Over the Annual
Now conies Christmas with its ac
companying problem: What shall I
give, and to whom? The shop-early
slogan greets us from the 'store win
dows and the leaded editorial columns
of the newspaper. Anxiously we pore
over the Christmas list, wondering
how we are going to stretch our al
lowance to buy gifts for all whom we
wish to remember.
Consider then the "Sane Christ
mas" movement, which has for its ob-
jcct the simplifying of giving and a
j return to a more rational observance
i of this best-loved holiday. Most of us
welcome such an attempt, but the
problem remains as to how to bring
I about the results desired.
As we glance retrospectively over
the presents that wo have received
from year to year we remember a few
that have given unalloyed pleasure.
Perhaps it was the pair of knitted
slippers of which we hadn't even
realized the need. How warm and de-
j lightful they were throughout the
winter, and how many times we were
grateful for them! Then one Christ-
ums l"uue """ u IU,ueu ""' ol
paper, awav down in the toe of our
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"Subscription for the Youth's Compan
ion." We weren't greatly impressed
with that present on Christmas day
but as the year passed and this jour
nal, full of vital interest for young
people, came regularly each week, we
neer failed to appreciate the thought
fulness of the giver.
As illustrating how small a part
money alue plays in our apprecia
tion of gifts, one that gave unlimited
satisfaction was a toilet bag, or rather
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- ., a,
, on which were sewed little pockets.
t of different sizes for holding toilet
articles. The one for the tooth brush
' and soap was lined with oiled cloth.
This apron could be tied around the
waist or hung upon the foot of the
bed and was deeply apprecited in
No one of these presents had any
great money value. They were not
"show presents, but were the
thoughtful recognition of a need by
a sympathetic person. If then we can
make this spirit of simplicity and ap
propriateness the keynote to our giv
ing we will have done something to
ward promoting the "Sane Christmas"
To the college girl, the teacher or
business girl, whose days are filled
with duties that take her away from
holno nolhK is
man uttjui jiuir luniks Iliaut UJ
those who can command leisure. The
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pretty kimono or dressing sack, the i
crocheted belt, a dainty jabot, or a
number of "smart" bows of different
colors, which lend such an air of
style to the shirt waist, a bit of
velvet or chiffon made into a decora-
tiou for the hair, a small silk bag,
with round .pasteboard bottom.
(equipped with needles, thread, but-i
From Other Colleges
The senior class at the I'niversity
-of Oklahoma is going to have a
i chicken roast and hike.
A hike after-
A petition is being circulated'
among the students at the fniversitr i
of California, asking that a depart-! ""- "' ..
ment of forestry be established in
the school. ' About one-half or the studerts at
I the University of Texas are self-sup-
Monday following the game was l'ortinS- Figures based on reports
declared an official holiday at the'given at the beginning sf the school
University of Pennsylvania because !year show' that S2: students are
of the football victorv over Carlisle. either earning thetr expenses now or
Kansas had a holiday, too.
The Old Pen weekly review of the
Ross Hill before the Association of
American Universities, November ".
His subject was "The Influence of
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Are Knitting Their Brows
tons, etc. all these will give pleasure
to the busy girl who can barely find
time to do her meandlng. At the
stores may be bought a bright scarf, a
pair of silk stockings the delight of
all girls, a little chain purse for
small change, an album for camera
pictures or an artistic frame for the
bureau. There is no limit to the
simple and pretty things for girls.
But what shall the busy girl give
to her friends? As she goes back and
fortlk. she takes a few minutes each
to glance into the store windows. In
one may he seen a leather portfolio
, 0f convenient size for writing, holding
note paper and envelopes, with a
place for pens and jienciis. Quite
the 'thing for mother. Then there
are attractive rich brown Japanese
willow baskets for holding all sorts
of things ; the soft, creamy Zanes
ville pottery in pretty shapes, with
decorations in pale pinks and laven
dars, and the pretty green bowls in
tended for ferns or flowers, which
give such a dainty air lo the dining
Many men and boys are interested
in some form of sport or recreation
and for them there are beautifully
illustrated books and journals. One
may choose from a long list on golf
ing, atitomobiling, gardening, travel, i
etc., with an assurance of giving
pleasure to the recipient.
For the friend who is interested in
the 'Woman Movement" there is
"Julia France and her Times" by Ger
trude Atherton, a book well worth
reading, and a new book by Ida M.
Tarbell. "The Business of Being a
For the high school boys and girls
there are two attractive and well il
lustrated series of books: "Peeps at
Many Lands and Cities" and "Home
Life in Many Lands."
What we should consider above all
in buying gifts for the little ones is
that they may do something with
them.. A present that is only to be
looked at soon loses its charm and is
thrown aside. For a family of small
children the large "Hennessy"' blocks,
varying from three to six inches
square by four to ten long, will fur
nish a pleasurable occupation
throughout the year. The little girl
enjoys the tiny tea set and the boy
the horse or donkey on wheels that
may be pulled about, or the little
train of cars which goes. There is
nothing that will please the baby
more than one of the soft, wooly ani
mals, preferably a sheep, which may
be bought or made from patterns.
The secret, then, of Christmas giv-
ing, if there be one, must be in the
more sympathetic understanding of
those to whom we give. "The gift is
'to the giver," and while inanr are
willing to assist in bringing about a
i saner Christmas, few would be willing
to give up the beautiful old custom of
rememberine others hr eivine- cifts
at Christmas time.
I i Fellowships and
.' ' Graduate Study."
Agricultural Hall, a new building.
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me fiuti-iauy ui iaiuornia. it is tne
fifth building to be erected under the
ITparst 4rfhitortiii-a1 ..Ion r-r m
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learned their own money before en
tering the University.
A freshman at Cornell is boarding
'himself on 85 cents a week. That is
the average cost of his board since
,July 4. when he entered summer
Could Hardly Blame The City
M. U. Men to Issue Cholera Balletls.
) A bulletin on hog cholera is soon
to be( issued by Dr. C. E. Wilson and
J. G. Parker. Doctor Wilson and Mr.
Parker are graduates of the Agricul
tural College of "the University of 'Mis
souri: They are now engaged In the
production of hog cholera serum.
Last of Y. W. C. A. Lectures.
The last of ,the series of lectures
given by the Y. W. C. A. will be given
at 4:30 this afternoon when Prof. F.
C. Church will lecture on "Turkey."
This Ad Tells Of
Just One Book.
"Yes, John dear!"
"You're not crjlngr"
"Oli, no no, no, John!"
"It's been a pretty nice day,
"A lieautlful day!"
"I guess there's no doubt but the
children care a good deal for
the old folks jet."
N'o doubt at all, dear."
"It's .good to think the 're all
asleep under the roof once
more, Isn't. It? And one
extra one. We like her, don't
a few of the last lines from one of the
greatest Christmas stories ever written
Grace S. Richmond's On Christinas Day in
the Morning. It tells how happiness was
brought- to a lonely father and mother and
how a big-hearted son well the best girl in
the world said to him, "I haven't given you
any Christmas present. Will I do?" This
book is the great Christmas gift of the year.
It costs with Relyea illustrations only 50
cents. Buy now; the supply is going fast.
Only a half cent a word THOISTE
a day minimum 15 cents I 5 5
BOARD AND ROOM
ROOMS One vacancy at C05 South
Fourth. Single bed. First class in
every way. Phone 402 Black. d3t
ROOMS FOR RENT Three roo,ms
for $10. 448 White. 503 Conley. tf.
LOST A black cash
LOST Fountain pen, gold cap with
pearl, gold and black body. Probably
between Hort building and 412 South
ytn Keward. Phone 688 Black. d3t
LOST A black traveling bag
marked "Monnig". Last seen on
ground by Wabash, Pullman No. 4 at
7:30 a. m.. Tuesday, November 26.
Reward. 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
805 Virginia ave., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone 86.
TO NEXT HOUSES
FOR RENT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an 8-room house.' Both
modern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone F. W Nieder
meyer. ' ' (d6t)
! FOR RENT Two nice rooms in the
i Nowell building. Hot and cold water;
IF YOUR WATCH
bring them to Henninccr's w litre
thev will be repaired by experts
and returned to you" in perfect
we win reg- Tlenninver'
r-w . o. -
"Oh, lery very much!"
" It's great to think
they all plan to spend ever
Christmas Day with us isn't
it, Emeline P
"Yes, dear it's great."
"Well 1 must let ui go to
sleep. It's been a big day, and
I guess lou're tired. Emeline,
we've not only got each other
we'Te got the children too.
That's a pretty happv thing
at our age, Isn't it, now P
"Good night Christinas night,
"Good night, dear."
steam heat and light
Bros., or W. B. Nowell.
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price $8.50 and $10.50, 605 S. 5th. d6t
FOR SALE Ladies' suits and
men's clothing. Apply 109 Westwood
avenue. Phone 860 Green. (d4t)
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. tf.
WANTED One dozen men and wo
men old or young to canvass In
Columbia for quick selling proposi-
tion. Apply at Statesman office in
Virginia Bldg. dot
FOR SALE A good billiard table.
Price reasonable. Inquire 713 Hitt or
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen in Academic Hall. November -15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. dJ4
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