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UXIYERSHT MISSOCRTAX, THURSDAY, FEBRDARr 6, 1913.
J. Harrison Iirutwi. I'retk'tit; IJoliert
S. Mann, Secretary; James tl. May. Wanl
A. Xeff. I'anl J. Thompson, II. J. McKay,
V. K. Hall. T. S. Hudsou. Ian II.
Office: In Virginia ItulMlns, Down Stairs.
Kutercxl at the I'ostofflco of Columbia,
as wcuinl-class mall matter.
Two Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mall.
AildreNH all cuininuiiIratiuiiH to
WAR .MICIIT END WAR.
As the competition in navy building
grow 8 keener statesmen's minds are
taxed to find financial resources.
Great Britain, almost driven to the
wail in an effort to keen her maratime
supremacy, appealed to her colonies!
Germany is facing a financial crisis
but is determined to go on with her
naval policy. France lias partly solved
the problem by joining the Triple En
tente and thus getting the aid of Great
Britain and Russia in case of war.
The United States, though hardly yet
affected, will soon feci the burden of
her armaments. And the end is not
It might be that a great war would
end forever the strife. The hatred
that is accumulating with big navies
would then be expended. It is quite
likely that civlization has reached the
stage where it would stand for no
more than one struggle. And at the
end of this great world war it is like
ly that the third Berlin Congress, clos
ing the struggle, would decree that
nenceiorin tne world snail be navy-
The Unit entity and Health.
Editor the .Missourian: The Univer
sity owes more to the student than
simply book-learning. It will fall
short of its service to the state if it
does no more than teach from the
classroom. "The Ethics of Ragtime" was the
There are brilliant students in the subject of a recent magazine article.
University who should not be allowed Another treated "Music and the Mov-
to remain in school. It is unfair to ies." A third discussed, "How to Ele-
them and to society that they be allow- vate the Standard of .Musical Taste in
ed to continue their studies at the ex-' Your Town." And a fourth was about
pense of their health. There are some "The Cultural Value of Good Music."
who are wrecking their health to an ' The first article decided that, as far
extent that can never be recovered ' as ethics went, ragtime had a pretty
for the sake of being called a brilliant poor show of it. The second found
student. It is the duty of the Univer-1 that the music of the picture shows,
slty to remove such persons. though cheap and trashy, was valuable
Further than not allowing a student because the only kind of music a great
to ruin his health, it is the duty of the ' many people ever have a chance to
Iniversity to refuse those in ill- hear. The third article said that the
health becoming students. This could J best way to elevate the musical stand
be done by subjecting everyone to a j ard of a town or to keep it elevated
physical examination as a part of the after you got it there was to give the
GOOD MUSIC IS ITS PURPOSE
Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity Has Chapters at
Seven Universities and Five Conservatories
What the Organization Has Done Here.
There is more in life than being
an E student or making an honorary
fraternity. The first great requisite
of a person is good health. Those who
do not have good health, though they
do know a great deal, have little to
their credit. They are not truly men
It is surely the duty of the Univer-
people of that town an opportunity to
hear the best in music. The fourth ar
ticle showed that a knowledge of good
music is an almost indispensable ele
ment in all-round culture.
Now such articles in popular maga
zines, while we may not agree with
any or all of their conclusions, are
significant. They prove that music can
not be ignored as a factor in civilized
sity to sec mat tne nrst requisite of society. It may be bad music or indif-
good living is not sacrificed to mere ferently bad music, but people are go
mental power that cannot last long, ' iK to have some other kind of music
because it is not supported by physi-, When they have had no opportunities
cal strength. 0f hearing good music. And, such ar-
C. A. L. 'tides as these are evidence, it would
i seem, of a growing idea that a knowl-
I edge and appreciation of the best In
1 music is a part of a broad education,
whether one is a musically inclined
Editor the Missourian: The chang
ng of the old order lias not been ex
clusive of journalism. Tomorrow's
reading will be different from today's.
Not alone will the physical make-up
of the publications but the style will
person or not.
Columbia is one of the nmall towns
having opportunities for hearing good
music, which many cities do not pos-
TIIE PROGRESSIVE SPIRIT.
The story is told of how nearly
three-quarters of a century ago a poor
county raised more than $100,000 to
help establish the state university at
its county scat. .Men made great sac
rifices to raise the money. Persons
who could neither read nor write gave
what in those days was a small for
The university was established.
The little country village became a
seat of learning and some one named
it "The Athens of the West." A half
century passed and the main part of
the University burned. Again the
public spirited citizens raised money
to rebuild the University. The spirit
of "The Athens of the West" still
As the approach of the twentieth
century neared the spirit of the
thirties and the forties aroused again
in the little village. This time the
spirit called for a civic pride that
paved streets, built new schools and
churches and otherwise made a mod
ern city out of the country village.
The story of Columbia and Colum
bians is that of a great and noble
spirit. None other could have accom
plished what has been done. None
other would have sacrificed as it has
done that the cause of education
might live, grow and take so high a
placo in the life of the people.
Journalistic style is becoming more , sess trough lack of an organization
attractive and sparkling. This is 1 ,0 arrange for concerts by the world's
partly because circulation depends on ' 1,est artists. The fact that Columbia
the attractiveness of the writing. , Ilas in tIle last five years had each win
Tomorrow's journalism will be more ; ter a musical season practically the
accurate than today's. It w... reflect ' same as " many of the larger cities
more correctly current life. It will be of the country is due to an organiza
the better part of life, for it will mint-, tion among the faculty and students of
mize crime. Offensive advertisng tIle University known as Phi Mu Alpha,
will be eliminated. It will be a clean Phi Mu Alpha is a national musical
journalism. and social organization whose
As personal journalism is absent to-1 object Is to develop and promote the
day so will partisan journalism be interest and appreciation of good
lacking tomorrow. It will be a strong
and fearless journalism. There will
be much human interest in it. But it
music in every possible way. The
methods adopted by the various chap
ters vary with the needs and oppor-
will be the result of the same sym-' tunities of their particular community
pathies that are developing with edu-' The first chanter of Phi Mu Alpha
cated humanitarianism. The modern
sob story will have passed out.
The changing of the old order in
journalism will be the result, as it is
in all changes so noticeable today, of
the coming of a new school of men.
was founded at the New England Con
servatory of Music In 18DS. It was
simply a local music club, called Sin
fonia, a name which is still a part of
the title by which Phi Mu Alpha is
known. Sinfonia became such a suc-
March 4. James Wilson, sixteen
years Secretary of Agriculture, will re
tire from tlie President's cabinet.
The last annual report of Secretary
Wilson's Is a review of the farm ad
vance of sixteen years.
At the beginning of Mr. Wilson's
cabinet service the yearly farm pro
ductions were worth about four bil
lion dollars. The value of the 1912
crops is more than nine and one-half
billion dollars. The increase has been
steady since 1S97, with the exception
of 1911, when the value declined from
that of the preceding year.
The nation's corn field for 1912 was
as large in area as Germany or France.
More than three billion bushels were
produced and the value is more than
three-fourth billion dollars.
Secretary Wilson leaves the cabinet
after a long period of almost stagger
ing prosperity. He became the guar
dian of agriculture when it was yet
a babe; he will leave it tremendous
In size. The last year of his service
This new school is furnishing the men ; cessful and helpful organization at
with the new ideas and ways that are ! the New England Conservatory that
revolutionizing all that is old. And (the idea of a national organization
tomorrow will be a new journalism ' of college men working in the inter
na uiiiui-uiii irom ioaay s as is Hearsts ests of good music developed. Phi
trom ureeicy s.
Short Course Literary Meetinir.
The short course literary society
will meet in Room 200 of the Agricul
tural Building. Friday night. They
will debate the question of whether or
not a man does more in the produc
tion of crops than nature. F. M. Rick
man, M. A. Gregory, and Hugh Butler
will take the affirmative and George
Fitcher, II. L. Peabody and H. J.
Howald the negative. I. G. Morse will
give a recitation and readings will be
given by C. F. Heady and E. L. How
ald. W. G. Sale, editor of Tiger Tales,
will talk on "The Care or the Honey
Bee." President A. Boss Hill will ad
dress the students.
Mu Alpha now has chapters in seven
universities and five conservatories of
music. The universities: Michigan,
Missouri, Syracuse, De Pauw, North
western, Dennison (Ohio) and Okla
homa. The conservatories arc: New
England, Ithaca, Detroit. Peabody
(Baltimore) and Broad Street (Phila
delphia) Conservatories. The organi
zation publishes a magazine for cir
culation among its members, and the
Sinfonia Annual containing articles
of interest to the general music lov
ing public. ,
Phi Mu Alpha was established at
the University of Missouri in 1907.
In following the general idea of the
organization to adapt its methods of
work to the community in which it
is. the chapter here took up the plan
of bringing good musicians to Colum
bia, as its most effective work.
The establishment of a permanent
series of musical attractions yeai
after year was begun gradually. The
first and second years only one con
cert was given each year. De Pach-
mann and Lhevinne were the first two
musicians to play in Columbia under
the auspices of Phi Mu Alpha. The
third year, the St. Louis Symphony
gave three concerts. The fourth year,
three soloists came. Madam Kirkby
I.unn, contralto, Yolanda Mero, pianist
and Mischa Elman, violinist.
Last year Phi Mu Alpha offered four
concert series, and one extra number,
Jan Kubciik. Those for whom season
tickats were sold were: Madam Alda,
soprano; David Bispham, baritone;
Harold Bauer, pianist, and the Flonza
ley Quartet. This year the number of
concerts included in the season ticket
were five, with one extra number,
Madam Gadski. The Bruno Huhn vo
cal quartet, and the Flonzaley string
quartet, and the violinist Zimbalist
have already played. Two more are
to follow, Tina Lerner, pianist and
the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
One of the social features of the
chapter here was the dinner given in
honor of David Bispham, on the oc
casion of his concert here. Mr. Bis
pham is an honorary member of the
fraternity. In general the Missouri
chapter, however, has subordinated
the social feature to the work in giv
ing the public concerts, though social
meetings are held with the members,
when a part of the evening fs usually
devoted to music.
Other members of Phi Ma Alpha
'who are well-known are George B.
Cortelyou, former Secretary of the
Treasury of the United States. George
Chadwick of the New England Con
servatory, a well-known musical com
poser; Henry Russell, manager of the
Boston opera house; Emilio de Gogo
iza, the grand opera singer, and Fred
erick Stock, the famous orchestra di
rector. I-ast year a gold medal was given
by Phi Mu Alpha for the best musical
composition written by any American
man. whether a member of the or
ganization or not. This year the prize
has been increased to $100 besides the
gold medal. The organization hopes
to arouse a greater interest in musi
cal composition in a country of prac
tical business men.
The winning composition will be
played for the first time at the annual
convention in June 1913. This con
vention will be held In Oklahoma City,
the delegates being guests of the Nor
man chapter of the University of Ok
lahoma. The last convention was in
Boston. The Missouri chapter will
send several delegates to Oklahoma
In speaking of the work of Phi Mu
Alpha in Columbia, Dr. Chester A.
Murray, president of the chapter, said:
"The people have been more than ap
preciative of the idea of having a series
of good concerts assured to them per
manently. Two facts might show
what we have been able to do. The
price has been lowered each year, till
this year, the gallery tickets at 20
cents each for high class music made
a purely nominal admission for any
one who really cared to hear the
music. Then the increase In the at
tendance is worth noting. The first
year, six hundred and fifty tickets
were sold. This year the average at
tendance hag been 1100.
"The larger crowds have enabled us
to lower the prices and to maintain
a reserve fund to insure the perma
nence of the work. The appreciation
of the public would seem one proof
that we are accomplishing in a meas
ure what we started out to do to fill
an actual want in the community for
good music, and at the same time to
create a larger want. And our motto
here, has been all the time, 'Still bet
ter next year.' "
Announceme n ts
Thirty Will Finish Work Xow.
About thirty students will finish
their work at the University this se
mester. They will have to return in
June to receive their degrees.
We have been authorzed to an
nounce that W. M. Dinwiddie is a can
didate for re-n Ruination for city attorney.
We have been authorized to an
nounce that D. W. B. (Doc) Kurtz,
is a candidate for city attorney.
Phone 55 for the
Classified Want Ads
The cost of Missourian want ads is but a half cent a word a
day. They bring greater results in proportion to cost than
any other form, of advertising. Phone your wants to $$.
BOARD AND BOOS
TO RENT One large front room to
men. COS Sanford. (d5t)
TO RENT Three or four desirable
rooms to young men. 80G Missouri
TO RENT Furnished
door from campus, $8.
phone 448 white.
College and receive reward.
The Bible College of Missouri
offers the following courses for the second Semester, for which the Uai
versity grants credit8:
History of the Hebrew People, 3 hrs. Tues. Thurs. Sat. 8 a. m.
(Another Section will be arranged If the demand Is sufficient)-
Hebrew Language, 3 hrs. Time to be arranged.
I sec. I Wed. Fri. 3 a. m.
TO RENT Fraternity Chapter
house. Built especially for a fratern
ity. Has all conveniences. Located
one block from the University.
Phone 46. (d6t)
TO RENT In new brick residence
a large front room on second floor;
nicely furnished; privilege of sleep
ing in attic if preferred; heat and
hot water guaranteed. 606 S. 5th St
TO RENT Large double room for
girls, 411 Hltt (d6t)
TO RENT Rooms for young men.
722 Missouri Ave. (dl2t)
FRATERNITY and Sorority mem
bers can not do better if they bur Mk-
tneir badges, pins, rings and novelt'j
direct from the oldest and most,
name manufacturer in the Wl
jue oreen Jewelry Company. 110
Walnut street, Kansas City, Mo., will
s ve you money on your order. (d6t)'
WANTED Two competent younf
men as traveling salesmen. Apply &
C. HU1, Central Hotel. (d5t)
GIRLS WANTED At
Cloney Laundry Co.
TO RENT To men, two large, well
heated rooms. 600 South 9th street
BIblp as Lltpritnrp 9 hrtL J Bec- l "ea- "
nimiiiiiimmimiiiiamiiinnimniiiiuu! "ternture. 2 nrs.Sec n Wed FtL t
gf TniAfcwn Sfare
Just Off the Campus on Xhilh
Ti 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . t u ; 1 1 1 m i i 1 : 1 : 1 1 m FTi
Christian Ethics, 2 hrs. Tues. Thurs. 12 m.
(Another Section will be arranged if tne demand is sufficient)
Comparative Religion. 2 hrs. f Sec. I Tues. Thurs. 8 a. m.
J Sec II Tues. Thurs. 11 a. m.
Social Teachings of Jesus, 2 hrs. -fec'
I Wed. Fri. 8 a. m.
II Wed. Fri. 10 a. m.
Introduction to Religious Education, 2 hrs. (Credit only in School of Edu
cation). Recitation hours to be arranged.
For further information call for 3ible College Catalogue, or see,
G. D. EDWARDS,
SCOOP THE CUB
FOR SALE Two best lots in Smith
ton, fronUng Worley street Lots
owned by non-resident Will be sold
at bargain. L. M. Defoe or R. n.
FOR SALE Pit bull terrier pups.
Prince Burke strain. Best all around
dog known. Affectionate and reliable.
Watch dog. Don't you want a pal?
See Dr. Cutler. Phone 767 black.
FOR SALE Good cord wood in any
quantity. L. P. Stephens, phone 691
FOR SALE One alto Buffet Saxo
phone, with case. Instrument has
just been repadded and new springs
put. on. m. Hicklln. phone 271. (d6t)
LOST Between Stephens Colleee
and Hays Dry Goods Store, a silver
mesh bag, with $2 bill and some small
I change. Finder return to Stephens
FOR FINE UPHOLSTERING M
McCIain & Hughes, 809 Walnut AIw
highest prices for second-hand good
woric guaranteed. Call at office or
phone 600 red.
WANTED Every student organiza
tion in the University to give us a
chance at their printing. Program,
Letterheads, Envelopes. Placards,
Posters, or anything in the Job print-'
ing line. Rush orders our specialty.
Our new location, 804 Walnut street
-,BW uuuar Building. Phone 4XV
Columbia Printing Co. (dflf
CASH WANTED QUICKLY We art
remodeling our store and it involve!
the necessary expenditure of a great
deal of money. To secure it quickly
we are- sacrificing our stock of diam
onds. carat, blue white, regular
price J100, sale price $73. 3-16 carat
commercial, regular price $22, sale
price $15. carat, finest white, reg
ular price ?45, sale price $33. carat,
finest white, regular price $10, sale
price $. plug i-6i carat, flneet
white, regular price $30, sale price $K
ADAMS JEWELRY CO, across froa
New York Store. (d2t)
atiti uil. DAVIDSON for
glasses. Office second floor
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 white. (d24)
GO SKATING at the Roller
tonight admission 25c: half bloc
north of Wabash Station. Oh, tie
Joy of gliding around the hall!
Next Time Scoop Will Put His Brakes On
was the crowning agricultural year of
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