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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1913
COOPER TO BE GUEST
Will Give Dinner for the
Vice-President of the
TO LECTURE TONIGHT
Work of Constructing Dam
in Mississippi Will Be .
Hugh L. Cooper, vice-president and
chief engineer of the Mississippi Riv
er Power Company, who is to speak
tonight in the University Auditorium
on the great Keokuk dam, will be
entertained by the seniors in the
School of Engineering at a C o'clock
dinner today at the Virginia Grill.
The faculty guests will be President
A. Ross Hill, Dean H. B. Shaw, F. P.
Spalding, A. I.. Hyde, W. A. Miller.
V. S. Williams, T. J. Rodhouse, A.
II. Welch and Warren Roberts. Mr.
ii'illlams will act as toastmastcr.
Mr. Cooper has been asked to speak
at the luncheon of the Commercial
In his lecture tonight in the Aud
itorium, Mr. Cooper will speak parti
cularly on the construction of the
hydro-electric power plant at Keokuk.
The talk will be illustrated with
lantern slides. ,
.The harnessing of the Mississippi
River at Keokuk is one of the great
est engineering undertakings now in
progress. So important has the con
struction been considered from an
engineering standpoint that Keokuk
has been the mecca of engineers f-ora
many parts of the world, including
France, Switzerland, Germany, Rus
sia, Finland, Japan, Argentine and
iO United States.
Representatives from the Univer
sity of Missouri, Ames Agricultural
College, Armour Institute, Illinois
Kansas and Wisconsin Universities
have made trips to Keokuk, and nrad
uates of several of these schools have
been employed as assistant engineers
on the construction.
Mr. Cooper has placed approximate
ly 2,r00 men on his payroll. He has
spent $1,000,000 for tools and ma
chinery, including 13 miles of rail
road track, 1C locomotives and 142
FEW OPPOSE ROAD AMENDMENT
Circulators of Pel Won JIaic Little
Trouble In Gcttlne Signature.
Those in charge of the petitions for
amendments to the present road laws
will end their work Saturday night,
when they hope to have at the lowest
1,300 signatures. Practically no one
ntinivifirhnd hnq rp?iipfl tfi fifcrn the
'si j, j. M. Battcrton says that the num
ber of signers will be limited only
ii nv tnn numucr ot n:rsons me coiu-
l mitteo is able to reach. Yesterday
' nr.. .... In Inc. h-. 4 ! flAltffl
Uliuiuuuu, in tcaj man t IS mwuio,
ninety-two names were obtained in
In addition to the work being dene
in Columbia, petitions have been
sent to Centralia, Sturgeon, Deer
Park, Harg and other places Inter
ested. EACH CUSTOMER ON CHART
How One Merchant Uses New De
One of the firms using the Mer
chants' Delivery has a map and chart
system of arranging the goods to be
delivered. The system reduces the
time for assorting the packages for
the different wagons. A map of Co
Jumbia, pasted on a show case, is
"vided Into eleven sections, one for
aldi wagon. Eleven sections are
marked out on tho floor.
When a customer calls his section
number is found by consulting the
map. Then Uie goods ordered are
placed on the corresponding floor
section. Tho delivery man has only
to go to the section assigned to his
wagon and get his deliveries.
Nine Taos Corn Judging Examination.
Nino men passed the examination
for certified corn judges, given by the
Stato Corn Growers' Association at
the Agricultural Building last Fri
day. Tnc following received certif
icates: A. W. Orr, certificate good
for three years; F. L. Duley, certifi
cate good for two years; M. L.
Hays, L. Moomaw, J. Robert Hall.
9Hh Babcock, W. T. Wasel, George
&& J. S. Hayde. certificates good
toe ' one 'year. About thirty took the
WILL HAVE DRY WALKS
Forecaster Says Columbia Is to Have
Some Fair Weather.
The weather man says we will
have some dry walks. Here's the
forecast that he gives: Generally
fair tonight and Friday. Somewhat
colder tonight, lowest temperature
about 28 degrees. The temperatures
"' a. m 40 11 a. m 42
8 a. in 40 12 (noon) 42
9 a. m 40 1 p. m 42
10 a. m 41 2 p. m 41
HARDWARE BY PARCEL POST
E. A. Remley Expects Wholesale
Dealers to Use SerIee More.
The receipts from the sale of par
cel post stamps here is increasing
substantially each day, according to
E. A. Remley, postmaster. "The first
piece of hardware to be handled by
the local office came yesterday fioin
"The wholesale dealers have not be
gun to use the parcel post system to
any great extent yet,". Mr Remley
said. "When they do the parcel pis't
system is sure to be a big thing."
AGGIES' TEAM STRONG
They Defeat K. U. Five,
Which Was 1912 Con
The basketball games with the
Kansas Aggies will be much harder
than was first thought, judging from
the result of their game with Kansas
University Tuesday. They beat Kan
sas by a score of 39-21, and Kansas
has the same five men who won the
conference championship last year.
The game that was scheduled for
Saturday night has been changed and
will be played at 4 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. This is on account of the
many other tilings going on that
As a preliminary game tomorrow
night, the team from the School of
Law will play the engineers. Be
tween halves of the Varsity game'
there will be a wrestling bout Sat
urday afternoon there will be either
wrestling or boxing between halves.
Work on the outdoor Wooden run
ning rack will be started this week.
This track will be built on the cinder
plot at the east end of the gymna
sium. The track will be like the one
at Convention Hall, Kansas City, and
will have a 65-yard straight-a-way
and a circular track the same as the
This outdoor track will be of great
value to the'track team, for they will
now be able to run with their spiked
shoes. On the cork track In the gym
nasium, no spikes are allowed. The
track is to be built of the lumber
that is in the north bleachers on
At the same time that the track is
built, stands are to be made for the
running track in the gymnasium.
These stands are to be built in port
able sections and will be merely plat
forms on which chairs can be placed.
By this method three rows of chairs
may be placed on the track and the
reserved section increased by about
250 seats. ,
Ames has telegraphed Prof. C. L.
Brewer for a date for a track meet
this spring. May 3 was named as the
date that would suit best Mr.
Brewer has been trying to make ar
rangements with Ames for a date for
some time but that school has never
offered any encouragement before.
It is now almost too late to schedule
Ames, as arrangements are being
made for a meet with the Kansas
Aggies about that time.
SWEDEN HONORS NICHOLSON
Sends Mm Embossed Certificate for
Work In Olympic Games.
An engraved and embossed parch
ment certificate has just been re
ceived by J. P. Nicholson, captain
of the University of Missouri track
team, for his work In the Olympic
Games. Certificates were sent by the
Swedish government to all the men
in the games who qualified for the
The Ail-American track team and
Ail-American collegiate track team
have been picked for this year and
are published in the last edition of
the Athletic Almanac Both these
teams are picked by James E. Sulli
van. H. K. Thatcher is named on the
latter as the best college man in
the country with the discus. Nichol
son's name was mentioned on many
of the newspaper teams, but he was
not named on the so-called official
POINTS TO STATE'S
Professor Taylor Discusses
This Moral Problem in
Y.M.C. A. Lecture.
ON RACE SUICIDE, TOO
Few Children in Homes, He
Says, Tends to Bring
Our divorce record doubles that of
France, triples that of Germany, and
is sixty-three times as large as that
of England. Missouri has one of the
worst records among the states, and
Kansas City, until the past year,
about the worst in the whole na
tion. This was the statement made by
Prof. A. W. Taylor in his lecture this
afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. on "TVie
Teachings of Jesus on Marriage and
Mr. Taylor said that until our so
ciety is educated and moralized away
from the idea that the individual can
sacrifice the home for personal satis
faction, we shall continue to make
our divorce record our American
"Jesus insisted upon the Inviolabil
ity of the home as a social institu
tion." said Mr. Taylor. "He was
more concerned about it than any
other of the many moral problems
he considered. He taught that mar
riage was a religious bond, not a
mere civil contract, and it is therefore
not to be annulled by legal enact
ment." According to Mr. Taylor the cause
for divorce is to be found in things
peculiarly American. The freedom
of women and their ability to earn
their own living makes Ihein more in
dependent. Tho tendency towards
"race suicide" and fewer children in
the home tends to bring about more
divorces. Then, too, the many loose'
divorce laws and the growing tendency
to defer the marriage until the late
twenties or thirties causes many di
vorces. But the greatest of all caus
es, and the most fundamental, is a
crass individualism and hcdonistl
ethics. If a man can get a divorce
on the ground that he is unhappy,
that his pleasure in the case demands
the breaking of the home ties, then
home will suffer, said Professor Tay
lor. HALL TO EDIT THE "YELLOW"
Journalists' Piny and Extra to Be In
William E. Hall was elected editor-in-chief
of the Yellow Extra at a de
partment meeting of the students in
the School of Journalism last night
Harry D. Guy was elected business
manager and Harrison Brown circula
tion manager. The date for the ap
pearance of the Yellow Extra, which
Is the journalists' stunt, was set for
the middle of April. A committee to
write a play, which will accompany
the "yellow," was appointed.
Guy M. Trail was elected president
of the junior class at its meeting.
The other class officers are: Vice-
president, H. L. Fry; secretary and
treasurer, Miss Hazel Thornburg;
sergeatn-at-arms, C. F. Braiuard.
BUILDS OIL STORAGE PLANT
Illinois Company Will Distribute Pro
Columbia will have another stor
age and distributing plant for oil.
Tho Illinois Oil Company of Rock
Island, III., is building tanks and
warehouse on the Tandy property
near the Wabash station. I. M. Wil
son, superintendent of the construc
tion company doing the work, says
the new plant will be similar to the
other one in Columbia owned by the
H. H. Tandy will be the local man
ager for the Illinois Oil Company's
tanks and warehouse.
Injury Weakens CH.S. Team.
The Columbia High School basket
ball team is practicing for the game
with the Kemper Military Academy
to be played here Saturday nlghtl
The team will bo weakened by the
absence of George McCowen, who wa3
Injured In a practice game with the
scrubs last Monday.
Miss Laura January Entertains.
Miss Laura January gave an in
formal dance- last night at Colum
bia Hall to her intimate friends.
About fifty couples attended.
LEARN DANCE STEPS
B. F. Venable Is Teaching
Read Hall Girls Lancers
TAUGHT FORTY YEARS
Forgotten Dances to Be Re
vived at Social Event
The lancers and quadrilles, dances
almost unknown in the present day
era of rag dancers, will be on the
program, along with the waltz and
two-step, at Read Hall tomorrow
night. B. F. Venable has been teach
ing the girls at Read Hall the old
(or new) steps.
Mr. Venable taught dancing in
Columbia for nearly forty years.
Once he had a class of eighty-five
University cadets. At another time
he had a class of forty, all fraternity
men. Dancers of that time had more
to learn, to be at home on the floor.
The polka, the lancers, the schottische,
the mazurka and other similar steps,
all had to be mastered.
Mr. Venable's criticism of the mod
ern dancing is that it lacks grace.
He says that the girls at Read Hall
showed much interest and have be-'
come proficient in the lancers and
The girls arc not the only ones in
terested. At a fraternity house one
night this week, the men got up a
square dance. They found It sonuch
fun that several of the members have
spoken to Mr. Venable about teach
ing them more of those dances.
M. U. FEEDS ITS SQUIRRELS
Nuts for the Little Animals on Cam
Have you wondered where the
campus squirrels, which add so much
to the attractiveness of the campus,
get their meals? There are no nut
trees on the campus from which they
can gather and store away a supply
of food for the winter, but J. Ed
Crumbaugh, University Custodian,
does hot intend to let them perish
for want of nuts. Mr. Crumbaugh
has bought a supply of nuts and feeds
the squirrels from a basket nailed on
a tree just south of Switzler Hall.
These are University squirrels and
they are University fed.
Mr. Crumbaugh said that it did not
take the squirrels long to take all the
kernels from several nuts. The jan
itor of Switzler Hall keeps the squir
rels' feeding basket supplied with
DR. LOEB'S BROTHER WEDS
Twenty-one From St. Louis Attended
Ceremony in New York.
Dr. Isidor Loeb has returned from
New York where he attended the
wedding of his brother, Dr. Virgil
Loeb, and Miss Theresa Meltzer of
Newark, N. J. Doctor Virgil Loeb
was graduated from the University in
1903. Since then he has been grad
uated from the medical school of St
Louis University and has studied
The marriage was Monday night
in the ballroom of the Hotel St Re
gis. Dr. Isidor Loeb was his broth
er's best man. Miss Beulah Meltzer,
a sister, was the only attendant of
Mr. and Mrs. Loeb are now tour
ing in the South. They will live in
St. Louis. A party of twenty-one per
sons from St. Louis attended the
Art LoTers' Guild to Meet Tonight.
The third in the series of literary
programs of the Art Lovers' Guild
will be given tonight! Dr. R. L. Ram
say will talk on "The Beginning of
the Modern Drama." The subject
is divided into two parts: "The
Darkest Hour" (the Victorian 'age)
and "The Dawn" (the beginning of
recent drama). Doctor Ramsay will
consider the plays of Ibsen. Pinero,
Oscar Wilde and Henry Arthur Jones.
Scabbard and Blade to Get Magazines
Scabbard and Blade, the honorary
military fraternity of the University,
has subscribed for six military journ
als and magazines. Each company
has given a pillow to be placed In
the fraternity room in the basement
of Academic Hall. The room has
been decorated and otherwise made
MAY BUY COLUMBIA STORE
Letters From Various Sections About
W. H. Ellison of the Gant-Ellison
company which will dispose of its
remaining stock at auction next Sat
urday, has answered twenty-fue let
ters from men and firms in different
parts of the country asking about
conditions in Columbia for conduct
ing a store and about the stock to be
sold. Most of the writers said they
probably would attend the sale.
One letter was received from a
man in Trego County, Kansas, who
wants to trade his farm for the
goods. Not only did he give a minute
description of his place, but drew a
map of it on the back of the letter.
Mr. Ellison has not yet decided
where he will go. Hu has an offer
from the Rorabaugh Dry Goods Com
pany at Wichita.
It has been reported that the John
N. Taylor Music Company would
move to the present room occupied
by the Gant-Ellison Company, and
that two different dry goods firms,
Hays and Son and Strawn-Holland,
were considering the Taylor location
in the Virginia Building.
Mr. Taylor said this morning, that
he had no Intention of moving-to that
building. At Strawn-Holland's, they
said that Strawn-Holland would still
be doing business at the same place."
M. U. TO HAVE THREE DEBATES
Contests to Re Held With Texas Col
orado and Kansas in April.
Missouri will meet Texas, Colorado
and Kansas in debate in April. The
Texas and Kansas debates will be at
Columbia and the Colorado debate
The question to be debated with
both Texas and Colorado is whether
or not a system of compulsory old
age insurance should be adopted by
the federal government, waiving con
stitutionality. Both these contests
will be held April 18.
The debate with Kansas, April 2C,
will be upon the desirability of the
adoption by the federal government
of a policy of regulated competition
as a solution of the trust problem.
Tho sixteen men chosen for tho
squad are: Robert Burnett, J. R.
Cable, Paul Carrington, Frank R.
Chambers, Claude Cross, C. W. Hawk
ins, Guy V. Head, R. W. Jones, E. K.
Lutes, Paul V. Maries, Walter L. Roos,
J P. Smith, M. R. Stahl, W. M. String
er, Arthur W. Wolfe and J. C. Young.
The contest for the purpose of
choosing teams will be held early iu
SOLDIERS PICK GIRL SPONSORS
But Names of Eight University Wom
en Chosen Are Not Made Public.
A new office has been deised for
University women. Much dignity and
honor attaches to the position. The
wearing of gold lace is one require
ment. It is a military office. The
new unofficial addition to the mili
tary department is that of company
sponsors to superintend the social af
fairs of the companies. Other duties
are not yet determined.
Eight University women will be
named at the annual military ball
February 10. There will be chosen
one for each company. At the ball
each company's sponsor will accom
pany the company commander.
Though the sponsors have been se
lected, their names are being with
held. Efforts are being made to make this
year's military ball a very dignified
affair. Former Governor Hadley 13
expected to attend. Invitations have
been sent out to all the officers of the
Missouri National Guard. Former
Adjutant-General Rumbold will attend
with his staff.
Woman Before Police Judge.
Mrs. Mildred Wolken was brought
before Judge James T. Stockton, in
police court, this morning on a
charge of disturbing the peace. Mrs.
Wolken lives I nthe Thilo Building.
She entered a plea of "not guilty"
this morning. The case will be tried
before Judge Stockton at 2 o'clock
Christian College "At Home."
Christian College will be "at home"
from 4 to 6 o'clock tomorrow after
noon. The college will be opened to
all visitors. Miss Gertrude Boehmer
of St. Louis is one of the new stu
dents at Christian College for the
Prof. Hadsoa Here Next Week.
Prof. J. W. Hudson of the philos
ophy department, who has remained
at Boulder, Colo., since the holidays
because of his wife's Illness, will re
sume his work here next Monday.
Mrs. Hudson will remain at Boulder.
IN ST, L
Heart Disease Fatal to Wide
ly Known Columbia
ILL SEVERAL MONTHS
Funeral Services to Be Con
ducted at the Episcopal
Edward T. Rollins, son of Major
James S. Rollins, father of the Uni
versity; brother of C. B. Rollins, a
curator of the University, and G. B.
Rollins, both of Columbia, died of
heart disease at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. His death was at St Luke's
Hospital in St. Louis where he had
been ill since last September. Mr.
Rollins was a patient in Parker Me
morial Hospital about six weeks be
fore he was taken to the St. Louis
The body will be brought to Col
umbia for burial. The funeral ser
vices will be at the Episcopal Church,
of which he was a member, at 10:30
o'clock Saturday morning.
Mr. Rollins was 52 years old. He
was graduated from Kemper Mili
tary Academy in Boonville and was
a student in the University. When
about 20 years old he quit school
without having finished the require
ments for a degree and began work
in the Boone County National Bank.
After spending about a year in this
bank Mr. Rollins went to St. Louis
where he was employed by the Com
Was a Good Story Teller.
But Mr. Rollins was not contented
with such close work and after two
or three years returned to Columbia.
He made Columbia his home and be
came connected with the firm of his
brothers. But he left the routine
work to them and soon began travel
ing. Being of a genial disposition,
Mr. Rollins made many friends wher
ever he went He traveled to all parts
of the United States and quite exten
tensively in Europe.
Mr. Rollins was a close student of
human nature and made it a point to
find the most interesting characters
in whatever city he visited. In this
way he gained a wide knowledge that
enabled him to develop into an ex
pert story teller. Story telling was
"My brother seldom came into the
office without relating an Interesting
story of someone he had met," G. B.
Rollins, brother, said today.
Mr Rollins had a good memory
and remembered many incidents of
the early days of the University. He
told many stories of Eugene Field
and of former presidents of the Uni
versity. Knew Eugene Field.
Last year some of the stories of
Mr. Rollins were printed in the Uni
versity Missourian. Mr. Rollins told
of having gotten from Eugene Field
the story of the writing of "Little
Boy Blue." Mr. Rollins happened
to find the poet on the streets of
Chicago and in a conversation with
him Field told how the finding of his
dead son's toys inspired the writing
of the poem.
Another story was how his sister,
when a baby, cried at a concert of
Jenny Lind in New York City, and
when the old negro mammy held up
the baby to the audience it was
cheered more than the famous
Mr. Rollins could tell worth-while
stories by the hour. It was one of
his diversions and his vivid memory
served him well.
Mr. Rollins was never married.
Besides his two brothers he is sur
vived by two sisters, Mrs. F. R. Gray
and Mrs. John H. Overall of St Louis.
C. B. Rollins was with his brother at
the time of his death.
Stsdeat Operated on at HospitaL
Robert W. May, the freshman in
the College of Agriculture who was
operated on for appendicitis at Par
ker Memorial Hospital Tuesday, is
improving. His father, W. E. May,
has come from St Clair.
Stadeat la HospJul From Old Iajary
W. B. McReynoIds, a student In the
College of Arts and Science, is in
the Parker Memorial Hospital as the
result of an Injury received in base
ball last year while be was attending
the University of South Carolina.