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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 19.13
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THE OOjOIK Dllj
H. L. Cooper of Mississippi
River Power' Co., to '
Speak at Assembly.
THIRD IN MAGNITUDE
PAIR WEATHER TODAT
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Ofticlal Forecast Predicts Clear Oat
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The official weather forecast for to
day is: "Fair and warmer with a
temperature above freezing."
ie lorai nxpenaiture ior
Conducting This Work
Will Be $30,000,000.
Hug') I Cooper, vice-president and
chief engineer of the Mississippi River
Power Company, will lecture on the
construction of the hydro-electric
ftovcr plant at Keokuk, Iowa, at 8
o'clock next Thursday night. In the
University Auditorium. The talk will
be illustrated with lantern slides.
In reviewing the civil engineering
works of exceptional note in process
of construction Jn the United States
during the year 1912, the Scientific
American names two as exceeding in
Magnitude and importance the bar
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jswing of the Mississippi River at
Keokuk, the Panama Canal Js one of
Anticipating the popular interest
that would be taken in the enterprise,
the company built five large observa
tion platforms from which the opera
tions could be viewed, and employed a
special guide to conduct parties, ex
plain details, and answer questions
in regard to the undertaking. About
60,000 persons have taken advantage
of the opportunity to see the living
moving picture with Its twenty shriek
ing toy locomotives running back and
forth, and its two thousand pigmy
workmen hustling hither and thither.
But these locomotives are no toys;
they are regular standard gage switch
nes; and these men are no pig
ifcs, but are full-sized men of many
nationalities dwarfed though they
may be by the magnitude of the work.
Sightseers are not the only ones
who have taken advantage of the on-
Dortunities offered hv thp rnmnntiv.
ISo Important has the construction
been considered from an engineering
standpoint that Keokuk has been th
mecca of engineers from all parts of
the world, including England, France,
Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Fin
land Japan, Argentine and the United
General Bixby, chler of engineers of
the United States army, has Issued a
circular calling upon all engineers of
the United States army corps east of
the Rocky Mountains to visit the site
for the instruction they would receive.
Representatives from Ames' Agricul
tural College, Armour Institute, and
from Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and
Wisconsin universities have made the
pftltrlmage to Keokuk, and graduates
offeveral f these as well as similar J"
eastern institutions have been employ'
.edUs assistant engineers on the con
The Keokuk plant has a composite
Individuality. The dam compares
favorably with the Assuan dam in
fefypt The former impounds water
tor power purposes, while the latter
holds water in reserve for irri
gation. The electrical output at Keo
kuk will compare with the total -out
put of both American and Canadian
companies at Niagara Falls. The
lock at Keokuk vies with those at
Panama. Though not as long, it is
the same width and ts a trifle higher
than the largest of those on the isth
mus. A dry dock costing in the neigh
borhood of a million dollars Is in
cluded in' the contraction at Keo
kuk. The length of the dam proper and
its abutments is 4,649 feet; the power
tST 1,7IS fet: tbe Bea wal1, 1,n0
fef ihe lock, 400 feet; the area of
tnV dry dock, 1.6 acres; the hydro
electric development will be 300,000
horse-power, and the total expendi
ture will be between $25,000,000 and
Although only recently popularized
and exploited, efficiency has been a
term w ell known tn engineering circles
for at least twenty-Ore years, and
efficiency has been the- watchword at
Keokuk during the building of this
Mr. Cooper spent $1,000,000 for tools
and machinery. Including fifteen miles
of railroad track, sixteen locomotives,
and o.io hundred and forty-two cars,
and lias placed approximately twenty
five hundred men on his payroll.
Columbia is in the "Keokuk Zone."
and may some day be recetvteg aome.
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aissobh Karailst Prise. '
The pioneer alfalfa grower of Mis
souri was here last week. Wednes
day he received first prize, a silver
cup offered, by the Missouri Ruralist
for the best yield of alfalfa produced
in the state during 1912. He Is Simon
Baumgartner. a Swiss farmer, of
Pierce City, Mo. Mr. Baumgartner
also claims to be one of the original
scientific farmers of the state.
"I was born and reared on a farm
In Solothurn, Switzerland," he said
"There we were accustomed to grow
ing alfalfa, which was easily culti
vated and which made great yields.
I came to this country and settled tn
Southwest Missouri in 1883. I bought
a hilly and worn out farm In Law
rence County. I planted alfalfa the
way we were accustomed to in my
native land,, expecting it to grow in
the same way. But to my surprise it
would not grow. The neighbors said
that my efforts were hopeless and that
alfalfa would never grow in Missouri.
But I began to experiment Every
body said that I was a fool and even
my wife said that I was wasting my
time. Still I persisted."
T PEARMAN IS
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Son of W. R. Pearman Gets
96 1-2 of a Possible 100
Points in Contest.
TWO OTHER AWARDS
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Carl Smarr and Stanley Back
' us '"Win in Their Age
BIGGEST CROWD YET
More Than Fifteen Hundred
, Farmers Registered Here
of I ""eht and Dower from thesis
jJb!ssi.,A river. ' '
The total registration of farmers
last week at the College of Agricul
ture was 1,581. Several farmers ar
rived too late to register. That Farm
ers' Week was the best and largest
ever held here in the point of attend
ance and more interest shown
by them than in any previous year, is
the opinion of W. L. Nelson, assistant
state secretary of agriculture.
"The attendance this week was larg
er and better than ever before," said
Dean F. B. Mumford yesterday. "The
largest previous attendance was 1300
registered farmers last year. This
year tbe total attendance was 1580.
In previous years we liave registered
people from Columbia, but this year
only visiting farmers were allowed 10
register. There were more actual
farmers here from a distance than in
dicated by the registration. The most
remarkable i fact of all is that 104
of tbe 114 Missouri counties were rep
resented. Twelve different states
were represented by visiting fanners.
' "My observation la that the farmers
spent more time attending the lectures
and less time visiting than in former
Various state associations-met
and discussed matters pertaining- to
agricultural -production and also leg
islative movements. Committees were
elected to advise the legislators what
the farmers want.
"The banquet given Friday night at
the University Club, was the largest
ever given here, 501 persons being
Robert Pearman is, according to the
judges of the baby show Friday, the
most nearly perfect baby id Columbia.
This decision was reached after little
Robert had been carefully measured
according to the official requirements
and had been examined as to mentality
and alertness. He is the son of W.
R. Pearman, who lives at 2 West
Of a total 100 points Robert was
given 96. The judges declined to
say what particular points It was that
the prize-winning baby lacked, and
they also declined to give his measure
All the babies in the contest were
first divided into three age groups;
the first 6 to 18 months old; the sec
ond, 18 to 30 months, and the third
30 months to 3 years. In the first
group, Carl Smarr, 7 months old, was
the winner; in the second, Stanley
Backus took first place, and in the
third Robert Pearman was declared
winner. Later it was decided that
Robert also had the best claim to the
The Baby Health Contest was held
under the auspices of the Missouri
Homemakers' Conference and was in
tended to be an illustration of what
a perfectly formed and developed
child might be.
The medical examination in the con
test was made by Dr. W. J. Calvert,
professor of preventive medicine.
The physical measurements and the
several characteristics were decided
by Miss Rebecca Conway, assistant in
the woman's gymnasium, C. L. Brewer,
professor of physical education and
Dr. C. W. Greene, professor of phy
siology. Twenty-seven infants were
BAPTIST GUILD FOR
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Dr. T. W.
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Minister Here, Explains
the Need of One.
FIRST SERMON TODAY
- t i z, u t g i ' t
Worked Way Through
School While Preparing
' for'the Pulpit'. '
Dr. T. W. Young, the new pastor of
the Baptist Church, will preach to
day. He comes here from Detroit,
Mich., where he has been for seven
years the pastor of the North Baptist
Church. Before that, he held the
pastorate of the church in Ann Arbor,
Mich., twelve , years. Doctor Young
arrived In. Columbia Friday night.
Doctor Young is a graduate of the
Southern Baptist Theological Semin
ary at Louisville, Ky., and of the
Theological Seminary at Jackson,
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Man Paul" at 11 o'clock this morn
ing. The night service will begin at
7:30 o'clock. Sunday school will ba
at 9:45 o'clock this morning and the
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 o'clock.
CAR CARRIED 5588 PEOPLE
J. A. Stewart, the Owner, Says Pat
roas Only Use it In Bad Weather.
Columbia's motor bus has carried
55,538 paid passengers since It was
put in operation last May. But it is
not being used as much as was ex
pected, according to J. A. Stewart,
owner of the car. Most of the peo
ple who use It In bad weather walk
when the weather is fair.
"Like all other system,' Mr. Stew
art commented, "ours is imperfect.
Yet tbe car is In running condi
tion most or tne time and pas
sengers can tell within two minutes
of the time it will arrive at a given
"The whistle, to which so many have
been objecting, was stolen and the car
ran for sometime without it. But our
passengers complained about this.
They want the whistle to warn them
when it is coming. For this reason it
must be distinctive."
SO JILL MAY LEARN
' ' OF ROAD BUILDING
Course in'Highway Construc
tion to Be Given at Uni
versity Next Month.
FIRST OF KIND HERE
Opportunity for Everybody
to Get Instruction ' on '
Making of Highways.
SPRAYER BROUGHT HIM $1,680
Now Neighbors Do Not Question E.
S. Bats Sanity. ,
Edward S. Butt of Lafayette Coun
ty netted $4,000 profit from 40 acres
or apples last fall. Eighty-five per
cent of the apples were Bold in class
number 1 at $1.05 a barrel.
Mr. Butts, who attended Farmers
Week, says that he has had the orch
ard for about twenty years without
realizing much profit. Two years
ago he bought a sprayer and began
caring for his orchard. He attributes
last year's profit to spraying.
"When it got out that I had spent
$100 for a sprayer the neighbors talk
ed as if they thought my sanity should
be tested," Mr. Butt said.
Dr. T. W. Young.
KANSAS CITY STAR MEN" HERE
Edward R. Sehanffler and A. B. Chapln
Gathered Material. far Story.
Edward R. Schaurfler, who writes
about Missouri and Missouri people
for the Kansas City Star; and A. B.
Chapin, cartoonist for the Star, and
lecturer, were visitors at the Univer
sity of Missouri yesterday. They
gathered material for a special illus
trated story for their paper, giving
their impressions from "an ..outsider's I
viewpoint" Both will be remembered
for their excellent talks Journalism
Week last year.
Y. M. C A. GIVES DINNER
TWO MISSOURI EDITORS HERE
L. Overall and Dee Brydea Are
Members of State legislature.
C. L. Overall, publisher of the Camp
bell Citizen, Dunklin County, and Doc
Bryden, publisher of the Essex Leader,
Stoddard County, were speakers at the
Rural Life Conference Friday.' Both
men are members of the state legisla
ture and visited the University yester
day. This is their first visit to Co
lumbia. Mr. Overall Is a member of the ap
propriations committee, chairman of
the township organization committee
and ranking member of the text book
committee. He is working for legis
lation to change the period of town
ship elections from two to four years.
--Mr. Bryden is chairman of the text
book committee and has Introduced a
bill for uniform text books In public
schools. Botbrmen.! think the measure-will
WRIGHT DECLINES- SEW PLACE
IasOlate Lectarer Doesn't Care to Be
C'Aadraln CoMrttf.Fana AdTlser.
J.' Kelly' Wright, institute lecturer
on animal husbandry) for the State
Board, of Agriculture. has de
clined to accept the position as farm
adviser of Audrain Coenty, recently
offered nun. ?ne poara m. agriculture
has increased Mr. Wright's salary.
C." K. Ober, Secretary of .the Interna
tional Organization, Is Gaest.
The University Y. M. C. A. cabinet
gave a dinner to C. K. Ober at the
Y. M. C. A. Building last night Mr.
Ober is senior secretary of the Inter
national Y.'M. C. A. Committee' witn
an office in New York.
Mr. Ober is making a tour of Wes
tern universities and colleges pre
senting the opportunities in the Y. M.
C. A. work as a life vocation. He will
talk at a meeting in the Y. M. C. A.
auditorium at 9 o'clock Sunday morn
KEMPER DEFEATS C. H. S.
Military School Basketball Team Wins
with" Score 41-29.
The Kemper Military School de
feated the Columbia High School bas
ketball team at Boonville Friday
night The score was 41 to 29.
. Vogt and Rishell.of the high school
team 'went into the game with slight
injuries but did most of the scoring.
H; K. Tistadt of Central College tef
ereed the game. Kemper will plaV
here -'next Saturday night
Senate Appropriations Committee.
The members of the appropriations
committee from the state senate have
been appointed- They are: SJ P.
Beaven, 'William d. Busby, J. F. Dun
woody, Thomas J. Lysaght, Charles
O. A. Brunki, Benjamin L. White. R. S.
McClinUc. Kirk Hawkins, Craig Bran
son,1 igniter C-'Qoodson and Fr M.
Tenn. While attending the Louisville
seminary, he earned his way by
preaching in one ur the local city
churches every Sunday. Besides ac
complishing his work in the seminary
he built up the church membership
and improved the financial condition
of his church very materially.
While Doctor Young was pastor of
the church In Ann Arbor, he Inaugu
rated there the Baptist Student Guild.
The aim of this is epeclaj social and
religious work among the students.
They bought a building and property
for $15,000, all of which they paid for
in three years. The building Is used
for a social meeting place for 'Bap
tist students and was well equipped
for all sorts of social and religious
It is the purpose of Doctor Young
to do the same thing tn Columbia.
There are about 800 Baptist students
here, and he feels that some such
organization is the most efficient
means of reaching them individually.
The local church board haB Just re
ceived a communication from the
Baptist State Mission Board, recom
mending the work of Doctor Young in
connection with the organization and
equipment of a student guild, and
promising Its aid in the project here.
Besides the guild in Michigan, there
are similar ones in Illinois, Kansas
and Wisconsin. '
TRIP FOR MANDOLIN PLAYERS
Club Already Has Dates for Kansas
City, Lexington and Slater.
The Mandolin Club of the University
will go on a trip the latter part of
Febrnary.-giving concerts in Kansas
City February 22, Lexington Febru
ary 24 and Slater February 25. It is
possible that the club will play also
in Sedalia, Liberty, Joplin, Klrksville
and St Louis.
The Mandolin Club and the Glee
Club together will give a recital in Co
lumbia February 13. The officers of
the Mandolin Club are: President H.
Charles Cox; business manager, Mil
ton Bernet; leader C. ''E. , Swart;
librarian, Ben Seward.
ACCEPTS FIELD FUND
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Scholarship in Journalism in
Memory of the "Child-
CHURCH SERVICES TODAY
Dean G. D. Edwards of Bible College
Will Preach at Methodist Chareh.
Dr.' Granville D. Edwards will
preach at the Methodist Church at
10:45 today. Sunday school will be
gin at 9:30. The Rev. A. V. Bayley
will preach tonight at 7:30. Prayer
meeting will be held Wednesday
night at 7:30 and the Ejfworth League
will meet at 6:15 tonight in a union
meeting at the Baptist Church.
The Lutheran Church will hold their
meetings today in the Y. M. C A.
Building. Professor .Dau -of St Louis
will -preach' In English at the morn
ing" service at 11 o'clock and In Ger
roan at. 7:30 tonight
Biblo School at the. Christian Church
will "begin this morning at 9:30
o'clock. "Dull Tools and Our Life
Work" will be the subject of the ser
mon for theWirnlne service at! 10:43.
The evening service will begin at 7;30.
The pastor, will talk on "The Veiled
Gospel and the God of the WrorW."
Christian Endeavor Society begins at
6:30vtand prayer meeting at 7:30
Wednesday, night v!
Dr.s-W. WL Blwane will preach at
the Presbyterian Church on i"God,'3
The Board of Curators of the Uni
versity of Missouri yesterday accepted
the Eugene Field Monument Fund of
$1350 for establishing . the Eugene
Field Scholarship in Journalism. The
money was collected in small sub
scriptions through the efforts of J.
West Goodwin of Sedalia. Tbe direc
tors of the association which had
charge of the fund recently tendered
It to the Curators for establish
ing the scholarship.
The report of the live stock ex
hibits for the last year showed a total
of $711 won in prizes.
Howard de Forrest of New York
was appointed teacher in forestry.
M. W. Talbot was made student as
sistant in forestry for the remainder
of this session. I. A. Lowry and J.
B. Rand were appointed student as
sistants in veterinary science for the
short course, given the second se
The members of the board present
were: Dr. J. C. Parrish of Vandalia,
Charles Yeater of Sedalia and C. B.
Rollins of Columbia. .'
Because of the vast importance of
highway construction and Improve
ment within the state, the University
of Missouri announces that It will of
fer next month a short course In high
way construction and maintenance.
The course will continue two weeks,
beginning February l and ending
This course is designed to offer an
opportunity for all persons in the
state really interested in good roads
to learn, the best methods for their
construction and care. No examina
tions are necessary and there will be
no fees of any kind. Tbe only re
quirement is that' each-person en
rolling be more than 16 years old.
The co-operation of Curtis Hill.
state highway engineer, has been ob
tained and a special course of lec
tures will be given by him. The va
rious courses and demonstrations will
be given by members of the faculty
in the School of Engineering.
What the Coarse Is For.
"This course is intended to meet the
needs of men interested in the prac
tical construction and maintenance of
country highways, who may not have
had opportunity to study in detail the
principles involved, and methods em
ployed, in such work," says Dean H.
B. Shaw of the School of Engineerinc.
'Good results in highway construc
tion depend upon certain well defined
elementary principles, which have
been established by study of the re
sults obtained in the practice of lead
ing road builders. These principles,
when brought together, form the ba
sis of a science of highway construc
tion, which may be applied in a study
of methods of construction and main
tenance, so as to enable a Judgment
to be formed concerning the relaUve
values of various methods, and in
dicate ways in which present practice
may be improved. .
"In this course the subjects will be
presented from, the point of view of
the practical road builder."
These courses will be given:
The Courses Offered.
Road surfaces discussion iof meth
ods of construction and maintaining
the surface of roads and streets;
methods of forming and maintaining
earth roads; materials and methods In
construction of rock roads; dust -prevention,
road builders qnd durability
Road grading and drainage discus
sion of methods of forming road bed
and getting' rid of water; methods of
determining gradients, how to reduce
gradients, making cuts and fills.
Road structures discussion of the
materials and methods employed In
constructing small bridges, culverts
and bridge foundations. Special at
tention will be given to the use of
Testing materials demonstrations
in tbe laboratory of methods and re
sults of testing materials used in con
struction; tests of cement, sand, brok
en stone, concrete blocks and beams,
road material and road binders.
Special lectures a series of special
leetures by the state highway engineer.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HIM?
Sophomore -Joaraallsts Meet
- The sopho:nore:":'Iafcs,.'In,' tfie School
of Journalism f elecfceiL-offlcefa Friday.
J; A.".Murray was elected .president,
Robert Bohon, secretary- a"nd( Thomas
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Condemned Colamhla Candy.
Fifteen (pounds ,ot dirty' chocolates
and ten "pounds of moldy peanpts were
condemned in one of Columbia's candy
Tuesday Clan to Meet
The TuesdaV Clsb will mest at 2:45
o'clock, -Tuesday- -afternoon. Current
events will be'dlsctrssea'.
Five "Thirteens" Mixed ip With Mr.
Painter's New Bnagalow.
L. S. Palmer, chemist in charge of
the research laboratory of the dairy
department of the University, who has
completed a new bungalow on Stewart
Road, does not think that thirteen Is
a "hoodoo." Five thirteens are con
nected with his new bouse.
The lot is No. 13, the block No. 13,
and the range No. 13. The deed was
recorded January 13, 1913.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Stephens Entertain.
Mr. and, Mrs. E. 8. Stephens enter
tained Friday night with a bridge
party for Mrs. H. C. Snell of Chicago
who was a schoolmate of Mrs. Stephens.
The Rev. C W. Tadlock Has the Grip.
i The Rev. C. W. Tadlock, pastor of
the Methodist Church, will be unable
to preach today on account of illness.
He has tbe grip.
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