COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913
BEHER ROADS COST
Overseer's Claims Will Be
Allow eil by Present Term
GOOD WEATHER TO CONTINUE
M, U, GIRLS AT WORK
Several "Own-Make" White
Waists Will Appear
When Spring Arrives.
RUSSIAN ; PIANIST
all, it is not a question of liking or
not liking it."
And, as Miss Lerner laid the sack
of bananas on top of the grand piano
and began to try Its tone, in chords
NEARBY TOWNS SEND
150 MASONS HERE
Largest Gathering Ever Held
by Order in This
Forecast Sajs Fair With Moderate
Temperature Tonight and Tomorrow.
Large Audience Warmly Ap
plauds Tina Lerner's Con
cert in Auditorium.
Fair with moderate temperature to
night and tomorrow Is the forecast of
the United States Weather Bureau.
The lowest temperature tonight will
be about 28 or 30 The temperatures
for today are:
that echoed through the big auditor
ium, she gave her final opinion about
the profession. "When you arc once
a musician, you do not ask jourself
whether jou like it, or hate it. It
holds jou, j ou continue to play, be
cause vou must. It is so fated."
i a.m 26
8 a.m 28
9 am 32
10 am 37
11 a.m 42
12 (noon) 46
1 p.m 49
2 p.m 51
REPORTS BEING FILED
"Bills for Work in the Special
Districts Were Allowed
About ton thousand dollars for the
Improvement of roads in Roone Coun
ty during the past year will be al
lowed at the present term of the
County Court Claims of road over
ecrs alrcad allowed amount to ?9,
1J7.74. Five overseers have not jet
filed their reports.
The largest claim already filed is
that of Clarence F. Douglass, overseer
for district No 74 and 73 and a part
of No Ct It is for ?43G.0(J. Consid-
jfalile concrete bridge work and grad-
g has been done in this district.
In addition to the money spent b
the Count Court for Rood roads,
there Is the money spent by the spec
ial road districts Claims for the
special districts were allowed last
August Hoone County has five spec
ial road districts. Columbia, Cen
tralia and Sturgeon are organized un
der the special road district law.
Deer Park and Harg special road dis
tricts are organized under the benefit
The establishment of tho special
road district caused a re-organization
of the county as to road districts.
Now the road districts correspond to
e school districts. Some of them
dude as many as two districts un-
r the old organization, and some
the old districts are cut up through
lie new division.
The roaH work in the county out-
tide of that done in the special road
districts is carried on by fifty-nine
KILL TO RAISE Tl'ITIOX
House Debated .Measure Affecting Uni
A bill was up for engrossment in
the house of the General Assembly
this morning, providing for $43 a year
tuition at tho University of Missouri.
The bill amends, the present law cov
ering the matter by striking out
"without payment of tuition" and
making it read:
"All jouths, resident in the state
shall be admitted
upon pament of the required tuition
which shall not be less than fifteen
dollars per term (or period) of three
The bill was debated most of the
IN SEWING CLASSES
But School Duties Give Little
Time for Needle Prac
tice They Say.
Right after examination may be a
loafing season for some, before the
work of the second semester begins
to pile up, but for the industrious girl
it is an opportunity an opportunity
to sew. And a number of University
women have seized this chance, as a
recent scene in a downtown tailoring
college will testify, to "get busy" on
their spring costume.
Especially on Saturday, which is a
kind of off day for University work,
jouug women students may be seen
NO ENCORES GIVEN
Takes Her Work Seriously
Basil Gauntlett Writes
The entire lower floor and most of
the gallery was filled last night at
the concert given by Tina Lerner, the
Russian pianist, in the University
Auditorium. The audience warmly
applauded each number. Rut in spite
of this no encores were given.
When Miss Lerner sat at the piano
she was almost hidden behind the
BETAS EXPECT 100 ALUMNI
Former Fraternity .Members to At
tend Opening of Chapter House.
Almost one hundred alumni mem
bers of the Reta Thcta PI fraternity
are expected to attend the opening of
the new chapter house here. A num
ber of Kansas City and St. Louis
alumni have sent word that they will
The new chapter house will be
opened with a series of entertain
ments beginning Thursday night, Feb
ruary 27. That night the members
will give a formal reception to their
friends and the members of the fac
ulty. The following night a formal
MEET DAY AND NIGHT
Women of EasternStar Ledge
to Serve j Banquet
morning. No vote had
early this afternoon.
t first warm dajs come, or white waists
IXTEXT TO KILL IS CHARGE
VALEXTIXE DANCES HERE
And UnherSity Students, as Well as
Youngsters, Send Lore Missives.
St. Valentine's Day is as popular
among the University students as It
is among the grammar school children
who wait so impatiently for the Val
entine box that teacher lets them have.
But the University students celebrate
somewhat differently. They send
more costly valentines, flowers and
heart-shaped boxes of candy and cal
endars covered with cupids and pierc
ed hearts. They give dances and 'al
The members of the Alpha Phi sor
ority gave a Valentine formal dance
last night. Mrs. A. Ross Hill, Miss
a Johnston and Miss Elizabeth Rog
jm were in the receiving line. The
house had been decorated by H. F.
Major, University landscape gardener,
in trclaces of smilax and suspended
hearts About twenty-five couples at
tended The Delta Gammas gave a formal
Valentine dance at their house Tues
The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
will give a Valentino party and dance
tonight. The out-of-town guests ex
pected are: Miss Ruth Robertson or
Mexico. .Mrs L-. A. Fuller of Kansas
City and Miss Efalec Rrown of St.
A comic Valentine party will be giv
en at Read Hall ton'ght for the Read
nail moiiibTS They will dress in
comic Valentine costumes. There will
be a grand inarch and a dance. The
Read Hall orchestra will furnish mus
ic for part of the program.
JSt. Valentine is believed to have
a bishop who suffered martyr-
nder Claudius II., or, according
to others under Aurelian in 271 A. D.,
on ttbruarj 11 The old Idea was
that birds hfcnn to mate on that day;
hence ih( praeticc of joung people
choosinp their valentines on that day
and sending missives of loving or sat
irical nature, generally anonymously.
The da was observed in Great Ret
ain but 1 as now fallen into disuse. It
once pi ailed in France on the first
Sundaj In Lent
Information Was Filed Against a
White .Man and Negro Today.
Information against two men,
charging assault with intent to kill,
was filed with the Circuit Clerk this
afternoon by E. C. Anderson, prose
cuting attorney. According to the in
formation John L. Sappington, a farm
er living between Ashland and Harts
burg shot at Mark Dalley, a tenant,
January 3. The two quarreled over
vacation of the premises. The shot
did not take effect and Sappington is
out on $500 bond pending trial at the
April term of the Circuit Court.
The other case deals with Anthony
Thornton, a negro, charged with as
sault with intent to kill Forest White,
another negro, January 11. Both
were employed near Hartsburg and
Thornton shot White during a quar
rel over their work. Thornton is in
Jail here and will be tried at tha
April term of court.
WRITERS' SUPPLEMENT SUXDAY
Meeting of Club to Be Held Tonight
Postponed Until Xext Tuesday.
The monthly magazine supplement,
to the University Missourian, issued
by the Writers Club will be out Sun
day. It is to be a part of the regular
Sunday edition of the paper, and will
bo issued once a month.
The Writers' Club Is a student or
ganization which aims to improve the
literary ability of its members. Any
student in the University is eligible
to membership. At present there are
more than eighty students in the or
ganization. Any student desiring to
join should send in his name and se
mester dues to the secretary. Miss
Lucile Shepard, 802 Virginia avenue,
or to the treasurer, H. K. Poindexter,
605 South Fourth street. The dues,
$1.25, entitle him to a full semester's
subscription to the University Missourian.
The meeting of the Writers' Club to
be held tonight has been postponed
until next Tuesday, February 18. The
club will meet then at 7 p. in. in
Room 24, Academic Hall. There will
be a special program arranged. A
member of the English department
will address those present on some
phase of modern literary writing.
to take the place of the silk or heavj
woolen ones which the weather has
made necessary for so many months.
Party dresses they are making, too,
some of them for the dances and par
tics which will usher in the last half
of the j car's work, and possibly for
commencement. Young men seeing
an exquisitely gowned maiden at a
fraternity function or other place of
entertainment in the near future
probably will have no conception of
the many weary moments and the tired
fingers which have evolved the dress
they think so becoming.
It makes the girls hurry to snatch
time enough from their studies to sew.
but they undoubtedly feel that the end
justifies the means.
dance will be triven for the memliprs.
bank of palms across the front of!aiunllli and faculty frieds, a.id on
the stage. The kej board was easily Saturday night. March 1. a banquet
seen, though, and one of the most Uh bc given in honor of the alumni,
interesting features of her perform-j The house is beinz finished as ranid-
t ij u jiuasiuitj in uiut'i ui.u e ei j mini;
Mrs. Curtis Hill
bendiug over linen suits in which they
hope to bloom out as soon as the'ance was her fingering and the use'iv
biie took her playing may be complete.
of her hands
very 'seriously and never smiled ex-is assisting the members with the
UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO DANCE
Banquet Planned For the Series
A banquet for all University women
will open the special series of meet
ings for University women which are
to be held next week. The supper is
to be given by the four women's or
ganizations, the Woman's Council,
Alpha Phi Sigma, the Athletic Asso
ciation and the Y. W. C. A. It will
be given at the U. D. Club at 7:30
o'clock February 19.
The special meetings for University
women will be held February 20, 21
and 22, for the discussion of prob
lems of University women. President
A. Ross Hill, Dr. H. J. Davenport and
Dr. C. A. Ell wood will speak.
HEAR TALK BY THEIR ADVISER
Miss Eva Johnston Discusses
Problems" at Y. IV. ('. A.
"Absolute honesty with one's self is
probably the greatest aid to settling
all questions that come up for decis
ion in the coure of a girl's cvery-day
life." said Miss Eva Johnston, adviser
of women, in her talk on "Girls'
Problems" at the Y. W C. A. meet
ing yesterday afternoon. Miss John
ston spoke of the more important
problems of the University girl, in
cluding those of money and social relationships.
At the close of the meeting tea
was served by Miss Anna May Stokely.
cept when acknowledging the appre
elation of the listeners. The follow
ing appreciation of the concert is by
Basil Gauntlett of Stephens College:
"Last night, for the fourth concert
of its Series, Phi Mu Alpha presented
Miss Tina Lerner, the well-known
Russian pianist. Echoes having
reached Columbia of Miss Lerner's
extraordinary European and Ameri
can successes, a large audience as
sembled to greet her at her first ap
"The ballet music from Gluck's
opera "Alceste" transcribed for piano
by Saint-Saens was the opening num
ber of the programme. This music,
written in its original form nearly a
hundred and fifty jears ago, is as
fresh and acceptable today as it was
when heard for the first time. The
exquisitely dainty manner in which
the player presented this immediately
won the hearts of her audience. Fol
lowing came an "Adagio" by Mozart
and Weber's Rondo brilliante the lat
ter most brilliantly performed.
"In Chopin's great Fantasie, as well
as in the B major Nocturne (opus 9),
Miss Lerner showed expressive feel
ing of very high order and the same
composer's sparkling F major study
was rendered in the gayest possible
stjle. Rubinstein's somewhat mel
ancholy Barcarolle introduced us to
another of Miss Lerner's moods, after
which we were again entertained with
Strauss' ever popular "Man Lebt Xur
Einmal" in Tausig's arrangement.
"Tina Lerner's style is clear, limpid,
delicate, at times brilliant, always
strongly rhythmic and unceasingly
pulsating with life, true piano playing
in fact. The other items which com
pleted a very enjoyable program were,
Arthur Hinton's Etude Arabesque, a
waltz by Chopin and two pieces by
The next and last concert of this
series is to be given by the St. Louis
Symphony Orchestra on March 6.
plans for decorations.
Some of those who have already
sent word that they are coming are:
From Kansas City, T. T. Crittenden,
former major; R. P. Conklin. Judge
K. Stone, R. A. Montague, G. J. Mc
Cune, John van Brunt. From St.
Louis, Judge Shepard Barclay, Dr. F.
C. Ewing, Walter Krause, John Roth.
M. W. Walker, J. C. Pritchard. John
Taussig, second lieutenant of United
States Army at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan. and Lloyd E. Jones, second
lieutenant United States Army at
Fort Sill, Ok., will be here. F. B.
Shepard of Chicago, national secretary
of the fraternity, will also be present.
COLUMBIA GIRL IX A PLAY
TIXA LERXER "NEARLY STARVES"
HAS LIM'OLX PROGRAM TODAY
Columbia II. S. Observe Birthday With
Discussions of His Life.
FORMER BOOXE COUXTIAX HIES
John L. Hirkman Was a Graduate of
the Unhersit) of Missouri.
John Lewis Hickman, who died
Wednesday at his home, 3019 Euclid
avenue, Kansas City, Mo, was a grad
uate of the University of Missouri
with the degrees of A. B. and A. M.
Mr. Hickman also attended the Har
vard law school. Mr Hickman's fath-
Engincers to Oho Smoker.
The senior engineers will give a1 Bryan's and McKinlcys triuuics were
Pmoker to the underclassmen and pre- recited by Hazel Hoffman. Lillian
engineers in the Engineering Butidinr , Goldsberry and lone Self. "Our Own
tonight. St Patrick's Dav stunts will 'Tribute" was the subject of a reading
Lincoln's birthdav was observed at, or was David M. Hickman, one of the
the Columbia High School by a pro- pioneer settlers oMJoone County. Mr.
gram given In the high school audi-1 Hickman was born in Boone County,
torium at 10:30 o'clock this morning. He Is survived by his wife, two daugh
The high school orchestra furnished tors and a son.
A sketch of Lincoln's boyhood and
early manhood was given by Alfred
Bosvvell. Miss Helen Williams gave
the history of Lincoln's ancestors.
His religion and character was dis
cussed bv John Brewer. Grant's.
Kappa nf Home Fridnv.
MCappa Kappa Gammas will be
t mc next Friday instead of to
by Miss Julia Bajley. wncoms
Gettysburg speech was read by Boqua
A Washington's birthday program
will be given by the Inch school stu
dents next week.
Lecture bv Doctor I'ickard.
Dr. John Pickard will give a lec
ture at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in
the Museum of Classical Archaeology
on relicious art. This talk will bc
in connection with the exhibit of
mural paintings which is now in the
museum, as many of the decorations
are on religious subjects
Pianist Lays in Supply of Crackers
and Cheese for Her Travels.
Always, always, I am hungry.
when traveling and giving concerts,"
said Tina Lerner yesterday.
"That is the worst part about the
professional concert player's life."
She paused to take a bite of a cheese-and-cracker
sandwich and continued.
"One must go from place to place, al
vvajs in a hurry, alwajs getting on or
off the dirty, dusty cars, and alwajs
"In jour country, so many of the
trains are late. I get in after the
time for meals to be served. The
food is cold. It is not what I like
to eat. And so I must eat like this."
She nodded toward the box of crack
ers and the rather large triangle of
cheese beside her.
"I must see that they place mj
piano in the right position on the
stage. If it is not just so, I cannot
do my best,
Porto RIeans Will See Miss Mary
Stewart In College Play.
Miss Mary Stewart, a former stu
dent in the University of Missouri,
daughter of Judge J. A. Stewart of
Columbia, will act the part of Pa
tience in a play of that name, to be
given at the University of Porto Rico
soon after Easter. A play or musical
comedy is given annually at the Uni
versity by resident Americans. It is
considered an honor to be chosen for
any part in this play. Miss Stewart
has the leading role.
Miss Stewart attended the Univer
sity of Missouri in 1908-09-10. She is
a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
After leaving here Miss Stewart spent
two years attending the Posse School
of Physical Training in Boston and
then accepted a position as instructor
of Physical Training in the University
of Porto Rico at Rio Pledras. Dur
ing the Christmas vacation Miss Stew
art went on a short trip to South
America w Ith a number of other teach
ers from the University. She expects
to be again in Columbia the latter
part of next June.
The largest meeting of Masons ever
held in Boone County is the lodge of
instruction now in progress in Colum
bia. Delegates from the lodges at
Sturgeon, Harrisburg, Centralia, Ash
land, Hinton, Rocheport and A. F. and
'A. M. Twilight Lodge So. 114 and
(Acacia Lodge, Xo. 602 of Columbia,
Grand Master Jacob Lampert of St.
Louis, Grand Lecturer J. R. McLach
lan of Kahoka and Past Grand Master
John T Short of Jefferson City are
conducting the lodge. The meeting
began last night and will continue to
day and tomorrow with day and night
sessions. The meetings begin in the
morning at 9:30 o'clock, in the after
noon at 1:30 o'clock and at night at
A banquet will be served the lodge
tomorrow night at 6 o'clock by the
women of the Boone Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star.
The first degree was exemplified
last night, the second degree will be
given tonight and the third degree
tomorrow night. Several candidates
are being initiated.
About 150 men were here today at
tending the lodge and more are ex
pected. The meetings are being held in the
rooms of Twilight Lodge in the Xowell
THETAS (JIVE ANNUAL BANQUET
OPERATED ON TWO CHILDREN
Oral Farthing and Frances Ballenger
Are Recovering at Hospital.
Two children were successfully
operated on for appendicitis jester
day at the Parker Memorial Hos-
nital. Oral Farthing, son of T. M.
Farthing of this city, was operated on
at midnight last night. Frances Bal
lenger, the little daughter of W. B.
Ballenger or 511 William street, under
went an operation jesterday after
noon. Both children are recovering.
Sorority Celebrates Fourth AnBher
sary of Founding of Chapter.
Alpha Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority celebrated its fourth
anniversary Wednesday night with a
banquet at the Virginia Grill. The
decorations were in the sorority col
ors, black and gold.
Miss Rosalie Dulaney was toast
mistress. The following toasts were
given on the three stages of "Theata
dom": "The Theta to Be," Helen
Lowry; "A Theta That Is," Temple
Kean," Twice a Theta Alpha Iota and
Alpha Mu," Olive Koken. Miss Jerry
Collum led the following songs:
"Song of the Peldgling," "Theta
Crew," "Talcum and Freckles," "Any
thing to Be a Theta." "The Loving
Active members, pledges and alum
nae were present. The out of town
guests were: Pearl Pinkie, Waterloo,
III.; Anna Ruby Dillard, Sedalia, Mo.;
Anny Barck. St. Louis; Miss Peacli
Rogers, Springfield, Mo.
PEMBERTON HALL GIRLS DANCE
Bible Class Valentine Party.
The Bible class of Prof. F. F. Steph
ens at the Methodist Church will en
tertain the class of University women
at the church Friday night. The
party will bc held in the basement or
the church. It will be a valentine
Boy Friends Enjoy Reception at Dor
mitory Wednesday Night
A reception and dance was given
at Pemberton Hall Wednesday night
by the matron, Mrs. W. E. McBridc.
for the girls who live there. The
parlors were decorated in Pember
ton Hall colors, gold and violet.
After fourteen dances, partners
were chosen and the twenty couples
went to the dining room where re
freshments were served. The tables
were decorated In gold and violet col
ors and candles. A contest was held.
Williard Ridings receiving the prize.
Columbia Women in This Class.
The class in preventive medicine is
so large this semester that its place
of meeting has been changed from
the class room to the Agricultural
'Auditorium where It met last year.
', Besides members from all depart-
! ments in the University there are
J. P. (.'ant III Willi Plcurls). many Columbia women who have
J. I. Gant, a traveling man living at jeCn attracted to the class. The in-
10 Price avenue, returned home last struction deals with the prevention or
And then I will try and ' night suffering from a severe attack ' contagious diseases.
Philological Meeting Tonight.
Prof. G. B. Colburn will discuss the
"Local and Social Status of Actors in
the Age of Cicero," at a meeting of the
Phililogical Association at S o'clock
tonight in room 33 Academic Hall.
get my fingers a little more (what is
it jou say?) nimble, by running them
on the keys for a while.
"But first, will you please take me
to a grocerj' store for the rest of my
lunch?' The reporter carried the bag
of fruit which Miss Lerner bought.
"You see the traveling pianist can
rcallj- depend only upon fruit. It is
"Do I like the life? Because I am
talking like this, do not think that I
would leave it for any other. After
"ot nlcurisy. He is improved today
but will not be able to resume his
work for another week.
Delia Gammas to Entertain.
The Mu Chapter of Delta Gamma
will hold open house from 7 until
10:30 o'clock the night of February
I C. II. S. to Piny Militarj Academy.
! The basketball team of the Mis
souri Military Academy at Mexico,
twill play the Columbia High School
team here In the high school gjm
nasium Saturday night. The game
will be called at 7:30 o'clock.
Phi Delta Theta Ball Friday.
The Phi Delta Thcta fraternity will
give its annual ball next Friday night
at Columbia Hall.
Foollmll Men to Meet Tuesday.
A special meeting or all football
men has been called for 5 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon In the gymnasium.
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