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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1913
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PARK FOR COLUMBIA,
URGES PROF, MAJOR
Superintendent of University
Grounds Has Plan For
System Proposed Would Be
A coul rally located city park, sev
eral smaller parks, a pleasure driv
ing park, and a boulevard system that
will afford access to all points of In
tereM within the city limits, open up
the lieht residence districts, relieve
the congestion in the business center
and afford a drive of any length de
hired, offering pleasure at every turn,
is provided for in a plan submitted by
II. V. Major, landscape gardener of
According to plans outlined by
Professor Major, the city park is one
of the most important features of a
municipality. It should bo centrally
located and range from two to six
blocks in extent. A probable location
for it would form a nucleus of a civic
center, in proximity to the present
public buildings, including the court
house, the city hall and such others
as might be erected.
l'lace for Public Celebration.
"As planned, it would be a resort
for public celebrations, 'sane' Fourth
of July celebrations, band concerts
and resting place for Columbia's ru
ral and commercial visitors," accord
ing to Professor Major. ''The value
of such a recreation ground In sum
mer is known. Its effect on the
public morally, socially and economic
ally is inestimable.
"The pleasure driving park would
extend below the bluffs parallel to
the M. K. & T. tracks. It would ap
proach from Stewart road and wind
through this beautiful valley and
eventually rise to connect with Provi
dence road beyond the golf links. A
later development of this boulevard
system might eventually circle the
Hinkson bluffs, beginning at the foot
of Hudson avenue and extending to
the Broadway Gravel road. Later
another rimilar pleasure driving
park might be located in the vicinity
of Gordon Lake.
"There is also opportunity In va
rious parts of the city, where streets
Intersect unevenly, to develop small
squares or circles which would great
ly add to the beauty and interest of
Can Sot lie Called Expense.
"An adequate park system can hard
ly be considered in the nature of an
expense to a city. It Is rather a
dividend-paying asset In its effect upon
the social and moral well being of
the citizens and the additional value
attaching to surrounding properties.
"Columbia has many natural ad
vantages in the way of scenery which
up to the present have largely taken
the place of parks, but as the city
is so rapidly developing it is now
time to reserve some of these bits
of scenery at moderate cost
"The business district Is becoming
highly congested and the few fine
public buildings arc nearly ruined
either by low class surroundings or
by poor approach.
"A small sum In taxes from every
property owner would afford thous
ands of dollars worth of pleasure,
civic pride and added property value
to the citizens of Columbia. .
'Consider the recent advance along
those lines made by such cities as
.loplln, Sedalla and Hannibal with
which Columbia ranks ably in every
instance except population.
Park in City is Needed.
"A park system as well as a park
within the city limits Is a need. This
v.ould mean the Improvement of park
ing along the best streets connecting
the park centers and exhibiting by
a continuous circuit the beauties of
"It is estimated that three desir
able park sites, one located In heart
of the city and two, perhaps three,
other smaller ones located in the out
skirts of the fown could bo acquired
for a sum approximating ?G0,000.
With a like sum these properties
could be connected with well planted
avenue?, not boulevards, and improved
to a very creditable extent. These
anas together with the state and col
lege grounds now located here would
(.'ace Columbia in the rank of cities
three times its population."
AliOYE FREEZING TONIGHT
Went her Forecast Sajs Moderate
Temperatures Will Continues.
It will be fair tonight with tem
perature above freezing according to
the forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau. There will be in
creasing cloudiness tomorrow with
moderate temperature. The tempera
" a. m 34 11 a. in .".1
S a. m 35 12 (noon) 54
9 a. in 41 1 p. m 59
10 a. m ifi 2 p. m 61
We're Glad You Like It.
Editor the Missourlan: When I
came to S. E. Idaho to teach school
some thoughtful student had The
Missourlan sent out to me. Quot
ing your own advertisement, it was
"an investment worth while." I
have never enjoyed any gift half so
The alumnus of Winfield. Mo,
who thinks he fully appreciated
the Missourian is mistaken. When
he is 2,000 miles away from Mis
souri isolated in a small western
town, quarantined for five weeks In
a snow drift, and in abject terror of
taking the smallpox, then he will
really know how to enjoy the read
ing about the Tigers and Old Miz
zou. I am writing from experi
The third week of quarantine,
the daily mail train was snowed
under. As a result, I had no Mis
sourians for four days. There was
nothing to do but to re-read the
old ones. After I had memorized
the front page I began to study the
advertisements, but when I came
to the store ads I had to stop.
When a pimento sandwich can't be
had for love or money, and choco
lates come only by parcel post (and
the train is not running) it isn't
especially pleasing to read about
them. I decided to look over the
classified want ads instead.
When the train finally came and
my four MIssourians arrived safely,
I ran upstairs with them, shout
ing at the top of my voice. "Nine
rahs for the Missourlan, the best
newspaper in the United States."
MAUDE TORR, '12.
MEXICO WAK IS THE CAUSE
Another Order Here lo Fill the Com
Because of the continued serious
situation in Mexico Lieutenant II. G.
Sebastian, Commander of Company
G 4th Infantry, X. G. M., received an
other communication in regard to
immediately increasing the number of
enlisted men in the company. Here
is the communication sent by Colonel
"Telegram was sent you yesterday
to recruit your company to 100. In
view of the serious situation in Mex
ico I desire to substantially recruit
up the regiment, and should any
thing happen and a call come for
only a limited number of national
guard we would stand a better chance
to be selected if the organization was
substantially recruited. If you and
the other company commander can
bring your strength up to 70 or 75
men It will be all that will be neces
sary at this time, as this will make
the regiment superior in numbers to
any of the others."
Company G at this time carries a
muster roll of 32 and Lieut. Sebas
tian wants to more than double this
number during the next week.
"Since." says Lieutenant Sebastian,
"an undrilled soldier is practically
useless it will be necessary to In
crease this number at the earliest
possible date so that the company
will reach the highest standard of ef
ficiency." Any ablcd-bodied citizen between
the ages of IS and 35 is eligible to
the company. The company drills
each Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock
at the armory on Broadway.
MEXICAN AFFAIR BURLESQUED
Jokes Mount a Cannon on Rollins
vtiiiontlv some of the University
students do not take the situation in
M.vin RfHnuslv. Saturday night
someone burlesqued the revolution by
hauling a cannon to the top of the
remaining north bleachers on Rollins
Field, placing It under a Mexican flag.
beside a large uanncr laueieu ine
City of Mexico."
The cannon was one or those on
the campus near Benton Hall. The
-ninnv TTnnd" acknowledged it was
the perpetrators of the joke by sign
ing the banner.
MAYBE A LAW WILL
GET Y0URPIN BACK
"Frat" Man Sees 'Relief In
Bill Now Before Mis
FIANCEE NOT EXEMPT
Missouri Would Prevent Any
Person From Wearing
Maybe you will get your "frat" p'Ji
back after all. Xot many girls would
care to be ranked among criminals
and it may soon be regarded as a
crime against the state of Missouri
to wear another person's fraternity
A bill introduced by E. L. Moore of
Barton County, which was sent to en
grossment in the House, makes it a
crime for any person to wear the pin
or emblem of any secret society un
less he or she belongs to that society
or is the sister or mother or wife of
a member. Representative Joshua
Barbec of Saline County offered an
amendment exempting the college boy
and his fraternity pin but it was lost
"Perhaps there would be fewer en
gaged couples in the University," com
mented one student tills moriiing, "it
not even an engaged girl could wear
her fiance's pin."
Another student decided it would
cause a serious disturbance in Univer
sity society. Of course a girl might
wear a pin when she went out of the
state to visit and still gain some pop
ularity and have the pleasure of mak
ing her friends curious. But what is
that compared with the joy of flaunt
ing a fraternity pin before one's class
mates every day? And even if a girl
did surreptitiously wear her friend's
pin now and then, she would not gain
such popularity as formerly, for the
fellows might think sne v.-as married.
"It would be a relief to me," said
a fraternity man. "I have been won
dering how to get my pin back."
Said one co-ed witu a sigh: "We
could go to Kansas University."
TROPHY RECALLS '98 GAME
Baseball Sent b C. r.. Devvey Figured
in Victory (her K. U.
Another sport trophy was recently
added to the collection on display at
Rothwell Gymnasium. Prof. C L.
Brewer has received a baseball, the,
last in play when Missouri defeated
Kansas for the first time in 1S9S on
McCook Field in Lawrence. Charles
E. Dewey, who was the third baseman
for the Missouri team in that year,
sent the ball to Professor Brewer.
In telling of the game Mr. Dewey says:
"The game at Lawrence in '9S was
very exciting and full of hitting. In
the ninth inning with Missouri nine,
Kansas 8, Kansas had two men on
bases and two out. A long drive was
hit to left field and one Kansas man
was crossing the plate and the other
man almost there when left fielder
Atkinson made a difficult catch of
the hit and the game was won. I was
playing third and ran to Atkin
son and got the ball, which I send to
Mr. Dewey is proprietor of the Os
age Valley Stock Farm at Jefferson
XICHOLSOX WOX IX ST. LOUIS
Fifty Yard Handicap Easy For the
J. P. Nicholson, captain of the Mis
souri track team, won his special
event and placed in the high jump
at the St. Louis meet Saturday night.
The meet was held for St. Louis men.
Xicholson was asked to run a special
race with II. J. Kiener, of the Mis
souri Athletic Club.
This race was a 50-yard high hurdle
race, with handicaps for the slower
men. Kiener refused the handicap
given him and starfed from the
scratch. Xicholson won by several
yards in rather slow time.
In the high jump Xicholson jumped
from scratch and was beaten by two
of the handicap men. The meet was
held in the Third Regiment Armory.
Suit Against Columbia Firm.
Two attachment suits, aggregating
SS51.07 were filed Friday against Peck
& Clifford, electrical contractors, 22
Xorth Xlnth street. One suit of two
counts amounting to ?3GS.S2 was filed
by the Julius Andrae & Sons, Co., of
Milwaukee, Wis. The other a suit for
J2S2.25 was filed by the Western
Electric Company of St. Louis.
PLAN OF STUNT WEEK
Features of Proposed New
Arrangement ill Be
ACTION BY FACULTY
Committee Appointed To
Confer With Students
Mass Meeting too.
A meeting of the seniors of the
University will be held tomorrow af
ternoon at 4:20 o'clock in the audi
torium of the Agricultural Building,
when stunt week will be discussed.
An effort will be made to present
clearly all of the features of the pro
position which seems to have been
Some time toward the close of the
week a mass meeting of the students
will be held, to decide finally upon
tlie proposed plan. From present in
dications it teems that a stunt week
probably will be established as
planned, to take place at the end of
the school year.
The faculty has appointed a com
mittee to confer with the students in
regard to the plan.
HE FAVORS THE STUXT FLAX
From Wjoming Conies a Letter Urg
ing Its Adoption.
Editor the Missourian: I am "all
worked up" over your Stunt Week
idea and favor it strongly, at least
for one trial. It means that many an
"old grad" will come back you might
say many hundreds of "old grads"
will come back to see his or her
department's stunt. There are very
few who return for commencement
and those who do arc disappointed be
cause they find no college life, no
students an "nothing doing." This
Is directly detrimental to the school,
for, little as you may believe, the
school depends directly and largely on
its graduates and friends to overcome
the opposition of ignorance that di
rectly threatens the very life and
growth of the schocV
Just a few weeks ago I noticed in
no less a paper than the Kansas City
Star an article copied from a Kansas
paper advocating in all seriousness
the abolition of all state colleges and
the "dethronement of that political
sapsucker, the college professor."
Few University men realize that such
a sentiment exists, much less that it
flourishes. Then in view of this, can
it be denied that Missouri needs the
friendship and enthusiastic assistance
of every ex-student?
As I said before, very few would
return for commencement. Less
would return for any department
stunt, but a week of stunts together
with commencement would be the
"straw to break the camel's back"
that Is, It would be sufficient induce
ment to bring them back by the hun
dreds. These visits by the graduates
when they really find something worth
coining for, when the fraternity man
finds fraternity life and stunts in full
blast, and the "barb" finds all the
rest of us "barbs" on the ground; then
these visits are powerful influences
for the school. The old time enthus
iasm is aroused and many an influen
tial graduate will go back to his home
pulling and working for the Univer
sity like he used 'to root for the
I see some arc complaining about
the stunts being bunched right at the
final examination week. But the drop
ping of the senior play and some of
those old antiques will balance that
somewhat, and If Doctor Hill lets
the seniors out of examinations that
will more than make up.
And right here bobs up another
argument. Will the work done on the
stunt interfere very much more than
it does ordinarily, disrupting the de
partment for a week right in the mid
dle of the year? There may be some
who cannot sec it that way, but when
you ask them, then, to make that sac
rifice for the benefit of the schools
and those "old grads." who have more
than any other agency made the school
what It Is, there are not enough real
Missourlans In the school who will
"renig." Sure they will, or the gen
eral run of students and sentiment
changes miraculously in the short
space of a year. And if there are
those who are still unconvinced they
vill surely listen to a fair trial for
one year and then abide by the re
Don't you think I am right? If I
can judge others by my own case, I
know I am. To be rrank, I would not
come fifty miles for commencement,
but if the plan is adopted, there will
be a "dignified old professor" and
his wife from Wyoming right there
v.lirn the fireworks begin.
E. C. MERCER IS lfERE TODAY
Lecture by New Yorx .Man To Short
Course Students Tonight.
E. C. Mercer of Xew York City ar
rived in Columbia this afternoon to
begin the group of meetings to be
held preparatory to the Elliott-Mercer
campaign beginning next Thursday
Mr. Mercer will talk to the short
course students at the Y. M. C. A.
E. C. Mercer.
Auditorium tonight, to the men at
Rothwell Gymnasium at 4 o'clock to
morrow afternoon, to the cadets in
the University Auditorium at 4:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon and to
the athletes Thursday afternoon at
the gym. He will be the guest of
each of the fraternities for lunch and
dinner during the week. He Is a mem
ber of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
X. T. Gentry, E. W. Stephens, Prof.
G. D. Edwards and Prof. Walter Mil
ler talked to the members of the cam
paign committee at the Y. M. C. A.
Auditorium yesterday afternoon.
A. J. Elliott, who opens the cam
paign with a men's mass meeting in
the University Auditorium Thursday
night at 7 o'clock with a talk on "The
College Man In the Business World,"
is expected to arrive in Columbia In
time to meet with the campaign com
mittee at lunch Thursday noon.
ASK STUDENTS TO SERVICES
McthodM EiiincelNtic Meetings Will
Begin Xext Snnday.
The Methodist Church will try to
interest every University of Missouri
student In the evangelistic meetings
which begin at the Broadway Method
ist Church next Sunday. Rush Lim
baugh, student secretary of the
Methodist Church, has charge of the
campaign to reach the students. The
Rev. C. W. Tadlock. pastor, will lead
the services. E. W. Pfaffenbergcr, a
chorus leader, will have charge of
the song services.
DEATH OF 11. V. McCOWEX
Ilnd) Brought Here Today From
The body of Herbert Vincent Mc
Cowcn, 2S years old, son of Harvey
McCowen of this city, was brought to
Columbia this morning from Wichita,
Kan., where he died Saturday from
peritonitis, following an operation for
The funeral will be held at 10
o'clock tomorrow at the home of his
father, 1010 Cherry street.
THE BLOWS COST HIM $15
Hack From Kansas, -Hate" Duncan Is
Arrested and Fined.
It cost "Dave" Duncan $13 and the
cost of a trial to get the satisfaction
of hitting Kenard Roberts with a stick.
The fight happened last October and
Duncan left immediately for Kansas.
Yesterday he returned to Columbia,
was arrested, and fined late this after
noon. His case was heard in the
COLUMBIA HIGH BEVT M. M. A.
Visitors Lost Game b a Score of
12 t :I7.
The Columbia High School basket
ball team defeated the team of the
Missouri Military Academy Saturday
night at the High School gymnasium,
by a score of 12-37.. Captain Vogt
and Rashell did good work for the
FARMERS WILL HAVE
COLLEGE BRED HELP
Students of Agriculture Seek
Practical Experience as
6 MONTHS REQUIRED
So Scarcity of Rural Labor
Will Be Overcome
'Farm hands wanted!" This cry
of the Missouri farmers has been a
general one for the last few years.
The farm management department of
the College of Agriculture has come
to the rescue of the farmer by offer
ing to place students from the Col
lege of Agriculture as farm hands on
Missouri farms this coming summer.
"There has been a general scarcity
of farm labor in Missouri for the last
few years," says Prof. I). II. Doanc,
of the farm management department.
"Since the new ruling that all grad
uates of the College. of Agriculture
must have at least six months actual
experience on a farm, there has been
quite a number of students who have
requested us to get them 'jobs' as
farm hands. These men are willing
to work provided that the farmers
will pay them what they are worth.
Some have had experience on a farm
and some have not. There are also
some short-course students who want
"There has never been a greater
opportunity offered to the Missouri
farmer to secure intelligent farm
hands at his own price than he has
now. We already have about fifty
young men who want jobs as farm
hands this summer. If any farmer
wants this kind of a rami hand all
he has to do is to let us know."
MRS. W. E. HARSH K IS CHAIRMAX
West wood Division of Civic League
Mrs. W. E. Harshe was elected
chairman and Mrs. H. Schlundt, vice
chairman of the Westwood division
of the Civic League which was organ
The society intends to work for
public playgrounds under proper
supervision and to keep up a public
ity campaign compelling people to
think of needed reforms and improve
ments. Much of its work will per
tain to the health of the community.
It will stand back of the committtee
for the prevention of tuberculosis and
will support the Board of Health, de
manding enforcement of strict quar
antine for ail contagious diseases. It
will make a diligent study of how
typhoid is contracted. Also will de
vise means of inducing merchants to
keep the food they sell cleaner.
The women of Westmount and
Westwood have been urged to attend
the meetings of the new division of
About twenty women attended the
meeting of the University district of
the Women's Civic League Saturday
in the Elementary School. It was de
cided to call another meeting for
Thursday afternoon. All business
was deferred until then. At that time
the permanent chairman will be
BETTER FIRK HEADQUARTERS
Council Will Remodel a Part of the
The City Council expects to have
fire headquarters in keeping with the
new motor fire truck and will put In
new flooring and provide better sleep
ing places for the men.
Councilmen Rothwell, Slate, Ste
phens, Hetzler and Cauthorn. com
posing the fire committee, decided
this morning, if suitable arrange
ments can be made with J. M. Bat
terton, owner of the building, to re
place the brick floor with granitoid.
Rooms and a booth will be fitted up
for three men.
DR. E. A. ALLEN AT ASSEMBLY
Emeritus Professor of English to
Speak on "Poetry and Science."
Dr. Edward A. Allen, emeritus' pro
fessor of English language and liter
ature, will speak on "1'oetry and Sci
ence" at assembly tomorrow.
This will be the first lecture of a
scries on "The Literature of the
Delta Gammas At Home" Tomorrow.
The Mu Chapter of Delta Gamma
will hold Its regular "at home1' from
4 until C o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
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