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UNIYEBSITY MISSOUKIAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912.
An Ermine Dally by the Ptadents In the
School of Journalism at toe Unlrenlty
HARKY D. GUV
University Mlssourlan Association ( Inc.;
J. Harrison Uroun. president : Itoliert
S. Mann, Secretary ; James C. May. Ward
A. NelT, Paul J. Tliompsou. II. J. McKay,
V. K. Hall. T. .S. Hudson, Iran H.
Office : In VI rein la Hid),-.. Down Stairs.
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Address all communications to
HARMONY ts. LIGHT POLES.
A man in a full-dress suit doesn't
look well on a hay-wagon, with a
pitchfork in his hand. Fashion has
decreed that dress-suits are for ball
rooms and banquet halls, and hay
wagons for men in overalls and hick
ory shirts. But fashion isn't the sole
determiner of what looks well and
what is out of place.
Nature long ago laid down certain
laws and principles. A green necktie
doesn't look well with a red shirt
White linen trousers are not pleasing
for street wear in winter. The feath
ery breast of the robin becomes a
brighter color in the warm mellow air
of spring. There is a harmony of
colors, conditions and feelings in Na
ture. For this reason also we don't like
to see sign boards of various sizes,
colors and descriptions staring at us
along the prominent streets of our
city. The non-uniformity of the sign
boards and the neat appearances of
the lawns and walks in front of our
residences, form a contrast that is
wholly unpleasing. Therefore, we say
tear the signs down, move them to an
other place, or run them in the col
umns of the daily newspaper.
The beautiful is obtained only in
maintaining harmony. Thatis why
we don't like city light-poles painted
in red, white and black. The colors
don't mingle well with the leaves and
grass in summer, nor with the frost
and snow of winter.
Two things sometimes cause viola
tions of the laws of harmony fashion
and patriotism. In this case it wasn't
fashion, because there is no special
vogue in pole coloring, except barber
poles. It wasn't patriotism, else the
poles would be red, white and blue.
TO ELIMINATE THE COAL HOD,
Scientific men are setting them
selves to the task of producing cheaper
fuels. Gas has been used now for a
hundred years, but neither it nor elec
tricity are cheap yet New methods
are yet to be discovered by which
heat may be supplied at less cost
Sir William Ramsay of England is
now devoting his attention to plans
to cheapen the light and heat for
homes. It is estimated that 50 per
cent of the coal mined now is lost
before it reaches the consumer. This
increases the price of fuel immensely.
Ramsay's plan is to transform the
coal into gas at the mouth of the
mine. He claims that the gas will
flow almost any distance through
pipes. The consumer can use the gas
or use it in generating electricity. In
support of the idea, he claims that by
eliminating the waste which accom
panies the transportation of the coal
and also by reducing the cost of
transmitting the fuel Itself, that fuel
will necessarily be made cheaper.
The plan is to be given a practical
trial at one of the large collieries in
England. They will try to reduce
the cost of electrical power to one
fifth and possibly to one-tenth of the
The whole thing exists now only in
theory, awaiting the time when the
practical test will be carried out. It
is certain that the plan is being
shaped by one of the greatest scien
tific minds of the age. If it is suc
cessfully established, it will mean the
.abolition of the present wasteful
methods of handling coal. Even the
poorest homes can have electric or
gas light and fuel service from a cen
tral plant If the cost can be reduced
to the level indicated in the plan, then
both the rich and the poor alike can
have an ideal fuel supplied to their
houses either In the city or on the
The man who abolishes the servi
tude of watchful care over stoves and
furnaces with Its laborious carrying
of many coal hods and ash pans will
be a great benefactor to all mankind
living in the misnamed "temperate"
zone. When this great service has
been bestowed, stovepipes will no
longer terrorize the husbands and
chimneys will be cured of their abom
inable habit of smoking. I
CIVIL SERVICE EXTENSION
A plea Is made in the December
number of the Munsey magazine for
the extension of civil service in the
Postofllce Department In speaking
of the plan of Los Angeles to extend
the civil service rules to every mu
nicipal employe, under which the
biggest rewards will go to the de
serving "instead of a muddle of po
litical pull and graft," it says:
"Suppose the Postofllce Department
were placed wholly on that basis.
Every postmaster would be an actual
executive of his office, and not, as has
too often been true, a political emis
sary. His business would be to run
that office, right up to the handle,
not to control caucuses. If he made
an exceptional record in his town of
a thousand people, he would be pro
moted to the postofllce in a town of
five thousand; thence, perhaps, to the
capital of the state. He might be
come director of posts, if he earned
his way up. The whole service would
be co-ordinated and unified, a new in
centive to effort would be provided,
and that great postal machine would
enter upon an era of really effective
administration that would make the
old days seem a barbarous memory."
Progressive United States lags be
hind conservative Europe in efficiency
of public administration. We still
cling to the Jacksonian idea of rota
tion in office, that every man is as
good as every other man and that
special training is not necessary. As
a result the administration of public
offices is inefficient from the lowest
to the highest Our consular service
suffers; our postal service has an an
The spoils system is our national
disgrace. It goes hand in hand with
the exploitation of our national re
sources. It is the result of extending
politics over common and business
sense. The postofllce does not belong
in politics. It is a business proposi
tion and as such should be conducted.
The civil service should be extended,
Echoes of Yesterday.
Five Yean Ago.
A Library Club was formed in Col
umbia. Announcement was made that A. H.
Place of Kansas City, a former mem
ber of the engineering faculty of the
University of Missouri, was to be
married to Miss Ruth Mosher.
Ten Years Ago.
The World's Fair executive com
mittee appointed Dr. R. H. Jesse,
president of the University of Mis
souri, as a member of the World's
Fair advisory board.
The University had awarded to J.
W. Williams and Sons of St. Louis
the contract to built an extension to
the power house, the addition to con
sist of two rooms, one to cover the
water reservoir and one for the deep
Twenty Tears Ago.
The safe of llulen, Hnlett & Co. of
Hallsville was blown open and $750
Columbia ratified the water and
light contract by a vote of 647 to 15.
Thirty Tears Ago.
The University Chapel was lighted
with electricity for the first time.
Sixty Tears Ago.
" The population of Boone county was
14.5G5, of whom 4,018 were slaves,
there being also in the county 45
"free people of color."
Do You Sleep with Windows Closed? Wear
Sufficient Clothing? Hear the Advice of
an Athletic Trainer and Physicians.
A One-Act Operetta, with Sneezing
Scene: Anywhere in the temperate
zone, and in some other zones, too.
Time: .Anytime from November to
Characters: Most of us. Also some
small microbes, generally overlooked
but always on the job.
Plot: The conquest of humanity by
several tribes of microscopic bad
(The bugs have already delivered
several knockout blows in the scrap.)
Aschew! This from one speck of
humanity. Seventeen million germs
more or less are turned loose in
the air, hunting for more Indifferent
Aschew!! Thirty-four million now
more or less germs are out look
ing for a place to locate. There may
be several different races represented,
but they all give a bad cold anyway.
An innocent human being comes
along where these bugs are playing
crosstag in the air. Watch 'em, there
they go, he breathes them into his
nose. He sleeps with his windows
closed at night and does not air out
his room in the day time. His blood
circulation is poor. His blood is con
gested in the mucous membrane of his
nose. The germs find a place waiting
for them and they camp there.
It's coming, look out, aschew!!!
Here comes another human being.
He is wise. He gets plenty of fresh
air, eats regularly, takes exercise,
wears sufficient clothing, keeps his
blood circulation in first-class shape.
There go a bunch of germs; he
breathes them in! They don't receive
a welcome. They get into the blood.
The white corpuscles organize a lit
tle posse, surround the intruders, and
hustle them out. There is no plaofl
for bad cold bugs in the healthy man
O. F. Field, instructor in physical
training, esimates that 50 per cent of
the students of the University sleep
with their windows closed at night.
It is to this fact that many bad colds
may be attributed. In the morning
the student goes away, windows still
closed. The maid deans the room,
windows still closed. Then the stu
dent comes back and tries to study in
the room full of impure air, and later
sleeps in it. The result Is that the
blood is not purified by the lungs as
it should be and the student is in just
the condition to give the gonn that
causes a cold a hearty welcome.
Avoid a Draft.
Sleeping with windows open does
not mean sleeping in a draft That
has evil effects, too, for one side of
the body is cool and the other side
warm, result, imperfect circulation.
"I would much rather sleep with
my head out of a window than just
inside a window where the wind was
blowing in," said Mr. Field. "Sleep
ing outdoors is a good thing to pre
"The proper way to ventilate a
room is not to raise the window all
the way from the bottom, or pull it
all the way down from the top. Raise
one window about fourteen inches
from the bottom and lower the other
from the top about the same distance.
Then you have a good circulation of
"Most of the colds that the students
get out here at the gym are due to
men getting their heads wet in the
shower bath and then not drying them
perfectly. When they go out into the
cool air it chills them.
"Another thing that will lead to
cold quickly is Irregular-earing, indi
gestion or constipation. Anything
that tends to lower the normal resist
ance makes the individual liable to
take a cold. Students who take
plenty of exercise rarely are consti
pated. The Track-Suit Fallacy.
"It is a popular 'fallacy that the
man who is strong and healthy can
wear a track suit as underwear all
i winter and not take cold. But there's
I tinrhinrr te ! Yfc i .11 . m
U..U.U6 . lw J(, may De an ngnt ior
a while, but the man who does not
now will have rheumatism ten years
from now. The knees and ankles are
exposed more than the other parts of
the body and it is at the joints that
rheumatism sets in.
"I don't mean that heavy under
wear is necessary, but underwear that
cover equally the whole body. The
class rooms should not be so warm
that when the student comes out from
them he gets chilled. And if the stu
dents would get out into the air more,
out in cold weather and all sorts of
weather, they would be healthier.
"There is one thing that I think
would keep a large number of the
students from having colds. That is
a cold plunge or shower in the morn
ing. I don't mean a bath, just a dip.
Of course some students can not
stand this, but I think 90 per cent of
them could and should take a cold
shower every morning. If that is
started in the autumn and continued.
Writing sets, calen
dar holders, book hold
ers and other articles
in the new brass goods
are useful and pleasing.
They make suitable
gifts for either a man
or a woman.
You will find almost
anything in college
that you wish for, in
in the store.
Come and get first
pick of the new tilings
Saturday, December 14th
Presents "Himself in
THE MAN and
A merry musical Stampede
bubling over with mirth
and melody. An excellent
cast, a bevy of f dainty di
vinities who sing, dance
and delight the eye.
Beautifully costumed and
Prices, 50, 75, 1 and 1.50
Seats on sale, Thursday,
Give Scoop a Medal He's a Hero
that person should not have a cold
How to Take a Cold Skower.
"The proper way to take a cold
shower Is to wet the ankles and
wrists first, so as to cool off the blood
gradually. That is where the arteries
come near the surface. The shower
starts the sluggish circulation of the
blood, which is always the condition
in the morning, and puts the individ
ual in a condition not to be chilled by
the cold morning air. Then, too, it
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BOONE COUNTY NATIONAL
Condensed Statement, November 26, 1912
Loans J774.950.27 Capital Stock $100,000.00
Banking house 17,000.00 Sulplus and Profits 146,722.63
U. S. Bonds 100,000.00 Reserved for taxes 5,000.00
Cash and exchange .. 123,762.70 National bank notes.. 100,000.00
Total $1,015,71247 Total $1,015,7197
Over One Million Dollars in Resources.
We appreciate the good will and patrnoage
that enables us to show a million dollars in
resources. We solicit your future patronage
on the promise of continued good service
and liberal and courteous treatment.
The strength and service of this bank
is available to you and might become in
valuable. None Too Large None Too Small
R. B. PRICE, President
R. B. PRICE, Jr. Vice-Pres.
C. B. ROLLINS, Vice-Pres.
Only a half cent a word "T)HONE
a day minimum 15 cents I 5
BOARD AND BOOM
ROOMS One vacancy at 605 South
Fourth. Single hed. First class in
every way. Phone 402 Black. d3t
ROOMS FOR RENT Three rooms
for $10. 448 White. 505 Conley. tf.
LOST A black cash note book.
orA-Cloney accounts. Phone 116.
LOST Fountain pen, gold cap with
pearl, gold and black body. Probably
between Ho it building and 412 South
9th Reward. 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 RENT HOUSES
FOR RENT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an 8-room house. Both
modtern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone P. w. Nieder
FOR RENT One large front room,
2d floor, in new brick residence, mod
ern, nicely furnished. Professional or
upper-class man preferred. 606 So. 5th
FOR RENT Two nice rooms in the
Nowell building. Hot and cold water;
steam heat and light McDonnell
IF TOUR WATCH
bring them to Henninger's whtre
they will be repaired by experts
ana returned to you in perfect
WORK - GUARANTEED.
yt 1 will reg- Tjenninger's
A. G. SPENCER, Cashier.
E. M. PRICE, Ass't Cashier.
J. C. HOLLOWAY, Ass't Cash.
Bros., or W. B. Nowell.
FOR RENT One-half of desirable
$12 room. 417 Hitt, corner of Uni
versity avenue. (d6t)
WANTED By first of year, a good
well-heated room. South or east of
campus. Address C. L. W. Missour
FOR RENT Twq 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 Ri'dpath'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 if,
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. d5t
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 8J5
black and paying for this ad.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. dJ4