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Two Hollars a Year ly Carrier or Mall.
Address all roiiuuuulcatloiis to
THIS MEATS KANSAS.
A corn grower from Smith County,
Kansas, wrote a letter .jto the Kansas
City Journal, claiming for his county
the record corn yield in 'the United
States. His boast was not challenged
until a Missourian saw it. He was
from Saline County, where corn is
The Saline County corn grower had
little trouble in proving that the Kan
sas county was behind the 1912 record
of Saline County by nearly a quarter
or a million bushels. A report from
Columbia showed that Saline County
last year raised 6,479,000 bushels of
corn, more than any county in this
Nothing more was heard from the
corn grower in Kansas.
THE SAME OLD STORY.
The Tigers will play their first
conference basketball game Friday
night. The team is fast, well-balanced
and in good condition. To
date it has won every game. But the
games that count in the Valley cham
pionship are just as much harder as
are the conference games in football.
It will take the same kind of co
operation between players and stu
dents to win the title as it does on
It's an old story to suggest that
ever' one should go to the games and
root. The winter sport is becoming
more popular here every year. The
championship would be a credit to
the school. The Tigers have a good
chance of winning. You can help.
DR. WILLIAM P. CUTLER.
February 1, Missouri will have a
new food and drug commissioner. Dr.
W. P. Cutler, apostle of the public
health, will be succeeded on that date
by F. H. Fricke of St. Louis.
Missouri may have many more good
commissioners, but she will have few
who will do more effective work than
Doctor Cutler. In his zeal for the
public's well-being he has not hesi
tated to sacrifice himself, by making
Adulterators of food and keepers
of insanitary grocery stores will have
few regrets for the passing of the man
who "butted Into their private af
fairs." But dealers who have realized
their responsibility for the health of
their customers will join with all of
us who eat, in saying, "Thank you,
THE Ml MILE PATH.
The bad thing about good things
is that they may be overdone. Study
is a good thing, but overstudy leads
to a weakness and narrowness which
is dwarfing. Patience is a virtuous
attribute, but patience toward intol
erable wrongs has no moral sanction.
Economy is good, but it may develop
Into parsimony which becomes a
grasping vice. Kindness is certaluly
due the child, yet it may be extended
too abundantly and the youngster
may become a bigoted tyrant. Love
is the mighty promoter of correct
relations, yet it may, if overstrength
encd, cause a mother to wash the
dishes while her daughter looks only
to her own pleasure and fosters a
contempt for home-keeping.
Virtues may develop to an intol
erable extreme and become non
social. There is also danger in too
little growth. But the product of a
thoughtful consideration of the two
extremes gives the mean, or the mid
dle way. Aristotle back in his day
bad the Golden Mean, which he said
was one of the fundamentals of
morals. This mean was equidistant
from excessive virtue and a corre
sponding degree of vice.
This middle way is the one most
difficult to keep. The true course is
directed by rationality. Unfortunately
that light is a dim one with many
persons. But the one who strives
to carry It Is the moral man, lor
he avoids the extremes.
NEED AND VALUE
(Justin A. Runyan. author of the
following communication, is a former
student of the University of Missouri,
now secretary of the Board of Com
merce of Bay City, Mich.) x
Editor the Missourian: I have
seen several articles recently in the
Missourian lamenting "a lack of so
ciability among the University stu
dents." I cannot understand why
such a condition should exist in the
Missouri University. I am extremely
sorry that it does exist. Not knowing
just what the reason is for this la
mentable condition, I am at a loss
what remedy to suggest for same, but
it should be remedied, if possible, and
every effort of everyone connected
with the University should be towards
that end, for the students of the Uni
versity are losing a great opportunity
in not knowing one another, let
alone the loss of good fellowship and
Possibly I had advantages that
many of the students do not possess
at this time. I was a student In the
University when there were less than
S00 others and I was raised in Colum
bia from a mere lad up to full man
hood, and I learned to know many
students by their names and the
places in which they lived, and this
acquaintanceship has been a wonder
ful advantage and often a great pleas
ure to me. During the past ten years
I have attended conventions and asso
ciation meetings in Columbia, Spring
field, Joplln, Jefferson City, Cape
Girardeau, Hannibal, St. Louis and
St. Joseph, Mo.; Muskogee and Okla
homa City, Ok.; Chicago, St. Paul.
Minneapolis, Des Moines, Cedar
Rapids and Sioux City, Iowa; Omaha,
Neb, Denver, Colo; Salt Lake City and
Logan, Utah; Houston, San Antonio
and Galveston, Texas; " Shreveport
and New Orleans. La ; Jackson, Miss.;
Mobile and Birmingham, Ala.; Mem
phis and Nashville, Tcnn.; Louisville,
Ky.; Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus
and Cincinnati, Ohio; Pittsburgh and
Philadelphia, Pa.; Washington, D. C;
Buffalo and New York City, N. Y.;
Boston. Mass. and in many of these
cities I met and was associated with
alumni and ex-students of the Mis
souri University and it was a real
and genuine pleasure to me to know
these men again.
At Denver, several years ago, at
a meeting of the Trans-Mississippi
Commercial Congress held in their
great auditorium I was addressing
said congress on the "Conservation of
the Public Domain," and some speak
er who objected to what I was say
ing, interrupted me and asked me
what my name was and where I was
from. Ex-Senator Teller was pre
siding at the time, and he -answered
the Inquirer and said: "The speak
er's name is Runyan, and he is from
Missouri." When I took my seat
there gathered around me twelve men
who had formerly attended the Mis
souri State University, such men as
Senator Charles Hughes, Walter J.
Davis, John T. Bottom, Jerrold R.
Letcher and others who were also
delegates at that congress from dif
ferent states. Through that meeting
in this public hall we then came to
gether and that night we had a din
ner together at one of the hotels.
There were men in the crowd who
had gone to the University covering
a period of eighteen years, and yet
when they were introduced to one
another they were like a family of
boys. Of course the present students
do not recognize a single man I have
mentioned, but the people of Colum
At a convention in San Antonio,
Texas, two years ago, there were
twenty-seven ex-university men in
that meeting. At a meeting in Bos
ton last year I did not expect to see
anybody that I knew, but there were
three men in the convention that
had gone to school at the Missouri
State University. Last December I
attended the Michigan State Tax Con
ference in Detroit, and the first man
'ate t HtRt. -that cmN
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THE COST OF HOME BUILDING
A $2,200 Frame. House of Fifteen Years Ago
Would Require $3,500 NowColumbia
Noted for Handsome Residences.
Columbia typifies the spirit of
home building better than any other
Missouri city. There have been more
homes built here In the last ten years
proportionately than in any other city
in the state. The boast is made that
the population of the city has been
doubled in that time. And that In
crease in population has necessitated
and encouraged building.
Columbia the city beautiful is full
of large rooming houses as well as
handsome residences. The student
population has caused the building of
many large houses in the University
section of the city. These houses
cost from $4,0u0 to $6,000 each. They
are built primarily for large housing
space; however, neatness of appear
ance has not been overlooked because
often the renting of rooms depends
on the outside as well as the inside
appearance of the house.
The real homes, built for the family,
have given the city its reputation for
fine residences. One of the pretti
est residence sections of the city, that
in the west part of town, has many
of these, up-to-date homes. They are
built after the latest styles of building
and the pictures of representative
houses would make good illustrations
for a home-building catalogue.
What Houses Cost
Since home building is such a prom
inent activity in the community, you
have probably wondered just what
these houses cost. Maybe you wonder
what can be built for $3,000. Or per
haps you want to know what a seven
room cottage will cost? As the
architect always says to the pros
pective builder: "It all depends."
The greatest difference in the costs
of houses depends on the kind of ex
terior material of structure stone,
brick or lumber. The stone house
costs approximately 30 per cent more
than the lumber house; the cost of
the brick house comes between these
Stone buildings are much higher
now than they were a few years ago.
It was stated by a member of the
Wilson Construction Company of
St Louis, the firm building the new
Physics Building, that stone struct
ures cost 73 per cent more now than
they did ten years ago. This is caus
ed by the high wages paid to the
stone masons. In Columbia these men
receive 40 cents an hour and In St.
Louis G7 cents an hour. Even though
the stone used here is a little harder
to handle and the workmen do not
work quite so fast, the cost of build
ing is 13 per cent less here than in
J. W. Wilson, who formerly headed
the firm, was the builder of the Pres
byterian Church twenty years ago.
And in 1S9S the company built tbe
Episcopal Church, the cost being
about the same proportionately for
both buildings. Even the gymnasium
did not cost so much as buildings to
day, though it was built within the
last ten years.
The difference in the cost of frame
houses in fifteen years has been about
33 per cent. Everything in the wage
and lumber lines has gone up and the
I ran into was Sam Kelly who used
to be a law lecturer in the Univer
sity. Sam went to school in 'S4-'86
and is now a member of the Michigan
Get together, boys, learn to know-
one another. If you don't know the
other fellow" when you meet him
on the campus or in the Assembly
Hall ask him his name, anyhow.
You will find that in future lire this
fellowship and association of school
days will be of wonderful advantage
to you, as well as a pleasure and
Yours for the whole battle life,
JUSTIN A. RUNYAN.
The Little Wan Tads will rent your
vacant room. Try them Phone 55.
Phone 55 for Missourian Want Ad
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contractor has to raise his bids ac
cordingly. A seven-room house can be built
in Columbia fdr $3,500. Fifteen years
ago the same house could have 'been
built for $2,200. The house used in
this estimate of $3,500 would be a
plain house, but would be all finished
ready for the decorator and the fur
nisher. First Comes the Lot
Of course a lot must be purchased
before the house can be built. This
necessitates an outlay of $700 to
$1,500, according to location. The
most expensive lots are those near
Broadway and near the University
campus. To complete the prepara
tions for building the grading h.i3 to
be done and this costs about $75 to
$100. A sidewalk costs about $30.
The next thing to consider is the
cost of the foundation, which is
about $175 for the seven-room house.
It would not matter much whether
you used stone, concrete or brick to
make the foundation, because they
all cost about the same.
Of course the lumber bill will be
the biggest. The lumber will cost at
least $1,000, besides the cost of car
pentry work. Yellow pine is mostly
used to construct the exteilor of the
new Columbia houses. This costs
from $25 to $33 per thousand feet
The shingles cost about $4 per
thousand. The Interior finishing
mostly yellow pine or oak sells .for
about $120 per thousand feet. A
ereat difference in the lumber bill
depends on the kind of flbors hard
or soft wood. A porch will cost about
$3 a foot, or $125 to the ordinary
Remember the Plumber.
While the carpentry work is going
on the furnace man puts In the fur
nace, the plumber puts in the plumb
ing fixtures, the electrician wires the
house and the brick layer builds
the chimneys. A furnace costs about
$150. Plumbing amounts to $150,
more or less, depending on the num
ber and quality of fixtures. Wiring
generally amounts to something near
.$20, exclusive of the price of fixtures,
which is about $5 a room. Furna;e
chimneys cost about $2 a foot and are
generally 40 feet high, while kitchen
flues cost only half as much.
The house is now ready for the
finishing touches. The plastering and
lathing arc done by the plasterers
for 30 cents a yard and in the ordina
ry seven-room house there are gener
ally about 1000 yards. To give th-j
house a priming and two extra coats
of paint means another $150. If fie
rooms are papered it will cost about
$5 to $10 a room.
Now, adding this all up and giving
the carpenters money for their work
and the architect 5 per cent for his
plans and superintending, you will
have a house that has come within
If the house is planned well it can
be made a very comfortable home.
The latest style is toward making as
much clear, open space as possible on
the lower floor. This adds comfort,
freedom and dignity instead of the
fusslness of small rooms. P. J. T.
Call and examine our new line of
linen, silk and woolen samples before
buying that new spring suit.
Keister's Ladies Tailoring College,
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Just Off the Campus on Ninth gj
Boss Is Looking For You, Scoop
More Hat Backs, Too.
Editor the Missourian: More hat
racks are needed in Academic Hall.
There are enough hooks at present to
accommodate about a third of the
students. The other two thirds pile
their hats and coats on the umbrella
rack or take them to class with them.
When taken to class the coats are
usually In the way, but, since there
is no other alternative, the student
must put up with them. Enough hat
racks could, With very Htle cost, be
put in to supply the demand.
The article of "S", regarding the
establishment of a "Lost and Found
office," suggests another thing that Is
badly needed. It would cost practical
ly nothing, too, and would be a con
venience that could hardly be dis
pensed with, when once established.
He's Unman, Too.
Editor the Missourian: The ref
eree Is human. He makes mistakes
just the same as other persons. Stu
dents too often forget this. No man
can go through an entire game and
make every decision Just as everyone
of the hundreds of spectator! think it
should be made. All the spectators
themselves could not agree on any
It was unlike a Missouri audience
to criticize the referee when the
referee made one of his decisions In
the basketball game with Warrens
burg recently. Such things do not
often happen when the Tigers are
hoststo a visiting team.
But it had been a long time almost
two months since Missouri backers
had had a chance to root. Maybe all
were a little over anxious to beat the
Teachers because of the defeat last
year. One student probably forgot
and started it. Others followed.
But let's remember the referee is
just like us human. B. H.
Editor the Missourian: So much
has been said about "sociability" that
The cost of Missourian want
day. They bring greater results in proportion to cost than Ma'
any other form of advertising.
BOARD AND BOOM
TO RENT To a single man.
Front room in modem house, steam
heat, close to University. Call 214
black. , (d6t)
TO RENT Room with hot water
heat 307 College. Phone 515 red.
TO RENT Nice south room on
second floor. Table boarders wanted.
Apply at 907 Lowry. Phone 521
TO RENT Three rooms for girl3.
Modern conveniences. 906 Lowry,
phone 245 red. (d5t)
TO RENT Comfortable room, one-
half block from University. $10 a
month. 25 Allen Place, phone 1125
TO RENT Several pleasant rooms
steam heat; new house. 714 Mis
souri avenne; phone 546 white. 4t
TO RENT Large room, $10 per
month. C05 S. 5th. Phone 412
ENJOY your meals. Table board at
.Mrs. Wright's $3.50 a week. f02
Conley Ave. (d6t)
TO RENT A south room, two sin
gle beds. 605 S. 4th. Phone 402 B.
FOR SALE Good cord wood in any
quantity. L. P. Stephens, phone 69 1
FOR SALE Two best lots In Smith
ton, fronting Worley street. Lots
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it hardly seems necessary to spe
further of Its true value. Yet the
is someone who has signed his
k"T," that Is either away off in tat
realms of "egotism" or has entered
the den of the "grind" and knows notr
the value of association..
I am one of the "well meaning la-i
dividuals" whom "T calls "bugs 4
and wish to assure him that It is not
because of his notoriety that we -wish '
to "scrape up acquaintance," it is not
because we hope to raise our social r
standing; nor is it ftccause we merely .
But, It is because we have profited.
by the opportunities of University life, ;1
and know the value of farming friend
ships among our fellowmen, that shall ?1
last through life. We are associated
with iho pnmlnr lonrtpra it niii- nnrlnn "?
and consider that we are all in one .
class. And only in such characters
as thisman "T" are we the losers
forming friendships. We speak to hie
however, and try to shed light on his A
path because we pity him.
A PLAIN "UUU." -I
Why wait until the
last week of school to
buy your SENIOR
PIN? The next few
months, while you
are yet at the Univer
sity, is the time it
will mean most to
you. Today is buy
ing as well as selling
ads is but a half cent a word sfl&t
Phone your wants to 55.
owned by non-resident Will be sold ;We
at bargain. L. M. Defoe or R. B.
FOR SALE Pit bull terrier nuDS.
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dog known. Affectionate and reliable.
Watch dog. Don't you want a pal?
See Dr. Cutler. Phone 767 black.
FOR SALE Indian Runner Ducks
from our splendid laying strain.
Reasonable prices. Phone 719 green
Mrs. Marshall Gordon, Miss Eleanor
Rent or buy a typewriter,
right Phone 521 red-.
LOST A cameo bar pin; probably
on campus or Ninth street Retu:
to jnssounan or pnone 448 red. wMPl
LOST: Pair of glasses and foun- Jb
tain pen. Finder please call 37. (d3t) 'Jb
FOR FINE UPHOLSTERING, see ffl,e'
fpPlnlTl'jR- ITucrltoa OAA Ytrn1-... A 1- 'S
. - w.H uf .-..ua-.uv. OUJ liaiUUU 4UOV
highest prices for second-hand goods.
Work guaranteed. Call at office or
phone COO red.
See Dr. Davidson for your glasses.
Office second floor New Guitar BIdg.
DANCING -Lessons given privately, "ivj
50a Conley. 448 white. (d24)
GO SKATING at the Roller Rink M
tonight admission 25c; half block 1
north, of Wabash Station. Oh, .the
Joy of gliding around the hall!
Phone 55 for the Missourian want?.