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UNIVERSITY .lriSSOURIAX, SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1916
Pnblltbrd dally picrpt Saturday by the
tudtnU In tlir Srhool of Journalism at
tbe CnlTcralty of MUnourl.
RALI'II H. TURNER
ALEC. C. IIAYI.KSS
CnUrrnlty MlnourUn Association, Inc.
Directors: ltalpti II. Turner. I're!dent;
Frank King, Secretary; Ivan II. Kpner-
son, I). W. Iavi. L. !. Hood. II. IX
Taylor, Cliarlex Roster, D. I). Patterson.
Address all couimuulcatlons to
Office: Virginia Iluil.ilng, Downstairs
l'bones: Itusiness, 55; News, 274.
Entered at tbe postoflice, Columbia,
as second-class man.
fear, $2.50; inontb, 23 cents; copy, 5 cents.
MIT TO VOTK IS COSTLY
You have seen the man who prides
himself on tin- fact that lie never takes
any interest in politics. He never
casts his vote, lie is text Imsy to Ixith
er about a little thiiiK like that. Hut
ir the facts compiled ly the bureau of
municipal research of Toronto. Can
ada, are true, the person who is al
ways loo busy lo wile is a poor busi
The Toronto bureau found that the
average citizen with an average family
must work forty-one days to earn the
money to pay his taxes, and yet only
20 per cent of the taxpayers had suf
ficient interest in the 1913 election of
the city council to go out and cast
their ballot's for the men who spend
their money, approximately $30,000,
000. .Many long and costly wars have
been fought over the right of the peo
ple to elect their own representatives.
yet the majority of men now do not
seem to appreciate the privilege. Tiie
fact remains, however, that the cost of
running a city gets higher as the cit
izens let the administration go un
checked. In other words, it is costly
not to vote.
sought a diplomatic means of elimi
nating them. He hit upon a happy
campaign idea and forthwith began
publishing plans or cozy liomtM win
the parlors left out. Archite-t.-? and
contractors joined in the campaign,
and tiie builders of houses unsuspect
ingly stepped into the trap. They for
got to insist on a parlor in their new
Kliminatiug the parlor was the first
move in the campaign of conservation
of space in house-building, which is
now becoming a mania. The money
which used to he spent on the parlor
is now devoted to building a big sleep
ing porch anil perhaps an open air
PRICES OF HARDWARE
CONTINUE TO CLIMB
War Causes an Advance on
Articles That Belligerents
Company 25 cents a gallon for all thejtesy." agreed Dr. Caroline Stewart of
,n,iiQ" if ,..ih cnii delivered at the German department. "There isn't
That band of .Mexicans at Kilometer
did no watchful waiting.
The Open Column
The (Ikmi Column Is intended as :i
forum for the discussion of timely ques
tions of public interest. Though Ions con
tributions iii.ij i..'.asl,,n:ill. bo printed, the
Missourian suggests n limit of ;;tHi words.
As a rule, the briefer the better. It is
understood, of course, that the it-us ex
pressed :ire tlioso of the writers, not neces
sarily of the paper. Though a tictltlous
name hit) be signed, the real name of
the writer must accompany e.it-b letter, as
i;u.ir.iuty o guoii uitu.
.More A I t .Music With .Minie.
Kditor the Missourian: I am pained
to note that the gimlet of my idea
failed to penetrate the professional
obtuseness of "It. S." I therefore beg
some more space in which to justify
With everything covered by snow
and ice and the mercury trying to
squeeze through the bottom of the
thermometers in Columbia, I'aderew
ski must have felt quite at home. Mis
souri can put on a pretty clos? imita
tion of a Polish winter when she tries.
flKKAT WOULD EVK.NTS OP lill.",
With a world war in Kurope, it is
not surprising that the last year was
full of events of great international
significance. Nearly all the nations
of the world have been affected by the
Kuropean conflict. Nevertheless, all
the important events of 1 1 1 r were not
connected with that war. And in a
list compiled after peace has been de
clared, fewer war events would b.
included than even the following list
contains, wniie mere may be some
doubt attached to its significance, the
Ford Peace Expedition has been in
cluded because of its uniqueness.
The list follows:
1. Japan's demands on China, cor
respondence beginning January 21.
2. Formal opening of the Pammr.
Canal and the Panama-Pacific Expo
sition. 3. Sinking of the Lusitania, May 7.
i. Italy enters the war. May 2::.
". A. II. C. Conference at Niagara,
C. Bulgaria enters the war, Octo
7. United States recognizes the Car
ranza government in Mexico, October
8. Fir:t trans-Atlrntie wireless tele
phone communication and the first
transcontinental telephone communi
cation. 0. China votes to become a mon
archy again, November :;.
10. President Wilson announces
his preparedness program, November
I am quite aware that (Jrillith's
"Iiirtii of a Nation" was symphonized:
that "Cabiria" carried its own orches
tra. My idealism has not carried me
s-o far as to expect the same intensive
treatment for "one-reelers." The
point I was trying to make, and which
I believed I had made clear, was that
these pictures should have no music
at all. They "are quite alilu to stand
on their own feet.
It seems to me that "I!. S." is ac
cepting "music with the nunies" just
as simpler souls accept politicians
Willi government, or smoke Willi factories.
My especial recommendation would
be to have the music played in the
space between the reels, and between
shows, and perhaps outside the show
to attract patrons. The sound inside
the theater should be only the sound
of conversation; people should feel
free to discuss the pictures.
On the other hand I fully realize
that many people beliee that music
actually heightens the effect of the
pictures. Hugo Alunsterberg has
written skilfully on this very subject.
I grant the great psychologist's point,
and accede to his aigunient. provided
the music and the pictures so blend
as to make an artistic unit. This is
not done. Hut the pictures, if left to
themselves, do obey the canons of ar
I have no objections to a Mozart pro
gram in a picture show provided it
is not given at the same time that i
Poor Pauline is pcrilizing. P.
Probably in jio line of business has
the war affected prices to the extent
that it has those in the hardware
lines. France and England are not
only willing to pay high prices for
the hardware manufactured in this
country, but also for all of the raw
material that the United States will
sell. As a result the American con
sumers in competition with the foreign
nations must either pay the high
prices or see the goods depart for
Here is a partial list of tile ad
vances made in hardware within the
last few months: Builder's hard
ware. 10 per cent; nails. "(I per cent;
galvanized ware, 2." to fill per cent;
tinware, LT per cent; cutlery. 1(1 per
cent; small firearms ammunition. 10
per cent; strap hinges, 2.1 per cent,
and so on through the whole stock of
the hardware store.
No Alliance on Incubators.
About the only tilings that cannot
be said to partake in this advance are
earthenware and incubators. Prices
on stoves and aluminum are not
quoted at all by jobbers now. This
foreshadows a great advance in the
prices of both of these articles before
many moons. The previous advance
in stoves was from 5 to 20 per cent;
the price of aluminum rose from S
to 50 cents a pound fraw material)
within a year.
It is said that the Pittsburgh Steel
and Wire Company has at present
enough foreign orders ahead to keep
its factories running full force during
1910. This makes it very hard for
American dealers to get their orders
filled. Hesides, nearly eiery small
concern that was able to scrape
enough capital together to make a be
ginning has gone into the business of
making shrapnel and barb wire, which
are ery much in demad in the foreign
markets at this time. Consequently,
American consumers cannot depend
on these small concerns for a supply
of hardware in the event of a refusal
on the part of the large companies to
sell their products at home.
I'i (Joes Gasoline.
Casoline has taken a great leap in
price within the last two months.
France and England are again :il
fault, having offered the Standard Oil
New Orleans. This meant that Amerl
cans must pay a 50 per cent advance
for their gasoline or do without.
Dealers see a decrease in these
prices only when the nations of Eu
rope cease to need the aid of America
in supplying the necessities of war.
ANYWAY, IT LOOKED IMPERATIVE
"Shut UiC Head a .Notice on Assist
ant JL V. Publisher Door.
Academic Hall was cold Friday.
"Shut up. Inquire at Koom I2S,"
read the notice on the assistant Uni
versity publisher's office door.
"How in tlio name of goodness, I'd
like to know, is a person going to
shut up and inquire at the same
time?" asked the inquiring student.
Russell Monroe, assistant publish
er, explained that he had meant no
discourtesy in posting the notice. It
was merely a misinterpretation on tin
"Certainlv he meant no discour-
the German department.
much connection, but the misunder
standing reminds me of the English
man's mistake. 'Gott set mit uns,'
the paper quoted the Kaiser. 'That's
nothing; we have mittens, too," said
the English soldier.
"Service that's all.' 955. M. 76 tf.
Clearance of Books
Come to Our
As announced before, a full line of Under
muslins, Km broideries, Table Linens, Napkins,
Bed Spreads, Sheets, Sheetings, Pillow Slips,
Blankets, Nainsooks, Flaxons, Domestics,
Long Cloths etc., at most attractive prices.
ik? So'e c wvia'o re'cronaise-?'
11. Sailing of the Ford Peace Ship,
12. Failure of the Dardanelles cam
paign, first withdrawal of troops. De
There Is usually some good in ev
erything. Physicians tell us the cold
wave has checked the grip epidemic.
WHEKE TIIE PAHLOR WY.S1
"Into the Junk heap it goes," said
the editor of a national magazine to
himself some years ago when ponder
ing over that great extravagance of
American domestic life, the panor.
But the editor's readers were most
ly women, and about ninety-nine hun
dredths of them had sleek little pet
parlors at home which they cherishcii
dearly, but seldom used. The editor
was a thrifty soul who hated to
see all those parlors being wastei and
Eligibility for School Hoards.
Editor tiie Missourian: Because
your school board is a good one this
year there is no certainty that it wilL
be next year or the year after that.
Men may be chosen who are not qual
ified for the place, who know nothing
about school affairs, simply because
they have friends and sufficient politi
cal ability to secure the election.
They may make good. They may not.
In another town about Columbia's
size the president of the school board
refused to consider the application of
any teacher who did not have red
"Preposterous," said some of the
board members. "The red-haired can
didates may not be nearly so good
teachers as the others."
"I should worry," said the originator
of the idea. "Think of the advertis
ing the town would get."
In another town large enough to
deserve a splendid school system the
board became afflicted witli an unus
ually severe case of retrenchment
fever. It dismissed the old experienced
teachers and hired a force of new
ones, fresh from the countriest" of
country schools or from non-accredited
normal schools. Why? The
board could emjdoy them at micro
scopic salaries. The board was sav
ing money for the people, and the
members bragged about it.
Educational eligibility requirements
for school board members would be
no assurance against foolishness, it
might not protect against many of
the evils which often infect school
boards. Hut at least it would insure
the public against gross ignorance in
the management of school affairs. It
would eliminate much of the danger
of misfits and incompetent men on the
board, since men of at least a high
school education, as a rule, adapt
themselves more readily to new situ
ations, new needs and new require
ments, a M
What to have, how
to make them, where
to wear them, is what
every woman should
make a thoro ugh
study of before the
time to purchase is at
h an d. Call at Keister's
Tailoring College and get
advice on materials and
styles. It will save you
time, worry and money.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW
About Things Near Your Own Home,
Things That Concern You Every Day?
Do you know what comprises an
You should know what process your ap
parel goes through when it is sent to a
laundry. You will then know whether it is
being cleaned carefully and under sanitary
conditions. Our ads from now on will ex
plain a modern laundry to you.
READ THEM CAREFULLY.
Dorn - Cloney
LAUNDRY and DRY CLEANING
107-9 South 8th St. Phone 116
Optometrist Lenses Ground
Dr. A. B. Wayland
900a Bdwy. Phone 150
When you buy furniture. We
have the quality furniture that
Headquarters, also, for trunks,
suit-cises and traveling bags.
See our show windows.
Furniture and rndertakini; '.
Across from the Athens Hotel.
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tttffliuouiiSlGie lIUgiiri Store
is filled with late Fiction.
2 Cents a Day Any Book You Want
The rental charge on any in the library
is 2 cents a day. No membership fee
or anything of the sort is necessary.
Merely take the book and read it at 2c
a day. The minimum charge is 2 cents.
to read will be obtained for the library.
We have several hunderd late books as
a start, but if there is some special book
you would like to read just let us know and it
will be obtained for the Rental Library at once.
PRUDENCE OF THE PARSONAGE
The Book every Man, Woman and Child should read.
We have Three copies in the Rental Library.
Have you tried the Columbia Cafe
2 X. 9. Phone 70S-Green?
"953 Taxi 935."
Clearance of Books
Ours is a trade that Sertice Made
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