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If moving pictures and vaudcvillo
in Columbia need reforming, tho ac
tion of tho women of the University
and Stephens and Christian colleges
in passing resolutions asking for a
censorship Is indeed commendable.
The moving picturo Is not a fad. It
is as much a part of modern life as
is the newspaper or the magazine.
The Instructional value of the film is
recognised, and tho influence upon
children is far greater than the news
paper or the magazine.
Vaudeville at best Is seldom out of
the class of mediocrity, but the Co
lumbia Ihcator-going classes demand
the best there is. Whether the theat
er manager can obtain this talent and
present it at the modest small-town
prices is a question he alone can an
swer. Censorship of vaudovillo, impracti
cal as It appears, and of moving pic
tures, unquestionably necessary for
children, 13 a question ln the minds
of tho women of Columbia, Their
ability to bring tho situation to a sat
isfactory settlement is undoubted.
We are all Americans. It matters
not so much whether our President is
Democratic or Republican or to which
party our Governor belongs., Public
officers are but a means toward an
end. Better government is the goal
toward which we are working. Each
candidate has the Interest of our na
tion at heart. Only one could be elect
ed. The true American does not
grumble about party differences but
works with the leader for tho best in
terests of the government and his fel
low men, making whatever concess
ions are necessary to ad in the pro
gress of our country.
"CHILDISH AND DRAMATIC
The action of three members of the
Australian ministry who recently re
signed because the rest of the cabinet
approved of regulations empowering
the presiding officers at polling places
on the day's referendum on conscrip
tion to ask voters between 21 and 25
years old whether they were single
and, if so, whether they had reported
in accordance with the Defense Act
Proclamation, is called "childish and
dramatic" by William M. Hughe3, tho
Australian premier, who strongly ad
vocated the conscription measure.
For the first time in history women
voted on the question of sending sons
and sweethearts to war, and early re
turns showing the total vote for con
scription, G37.000. against the measure,
723,000, shows that ties of friendship
and love cannot be broken by the mere
order that men should leave their
homes to fight out the senseless dis
putes of :ing3.
Would that there were more of the
"childish, dramatic" action to have
saved tho hundred thousands of Eu
rope's manhood for the wivc3 and
sweethearts of tho lands.
Columbia has shown its faith ln tho
special road district and the commiss
ioners by a 4 to 1 vote. It is up to the
commissioners to vindlcato this faith
by efficient and intelligent road ser
vice for Columbia. Citizens of thi3
city preferred tho advantages of the
special road district though the tax
ation was slightly, very slightly, high
er. It should be the aim of the spe
cial road district to make economic
gain3 as high as the increase in tax
ation. Columbia will soon be the ideal
central stopping place between St.
Louis and Kansas City if the special
THE THINGS NEAR AT HAND
A community recreational center,
properly managed, is the greatest
single deterrent of youthful delin
quency and poor citizenship.
The typical small town has four
places of recreation for the rising gen
eration: the saloon or the poolhall,
the movie theater, the soda fountain
and the streets. Meanwhile, the pub
jjPt tion of tho women of the University BJJ(BJfVffTsMKjKilB
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On the Hinton gravel road 13 a
house, owned by D. V. Vandivcr, that
would please even tho editor of a wo
man's magazine. Surely Thoreau had
not seen such a one when ho deplored
the fact that trees ara. cut down to
make way for structures which im
pair the landscape.
A hundred years ago, or more, tho
land on which it now stands was given
to one of the New Madrid earthquako
sufferers by the government. After
that it changed hands about twenty
times and the first time it was sold it
went for one dollar an acre. Now it
is worth but more of that later.
A one-story, rod brick house was
lic school, the public library and the
churches, all consecrated to tho pub
lic welfare, stand with locked doors.
Recreation is most necessary in the
hours after work. Proprietors of sa
loons and pool halls, movies and soda
fountains, appreciate this fact They
supply often recreation which devel
ops frivolity, extravagance, sloth, low-
ralndcdness, vice. They frankly put
the animal above the human traits.
The streets carry on the work these
licensed purveyors begin.
These are not the materials of good
citizenship. Tho community cannot
hope to make good cltlzcn3 merely by
supplying decent appointments for
the working period of the day. Neith
er can parents hope to accomplish the
best results by maintaining home and
church as the only recreational cen
ters. Some adequate means must be
found of catering to the physical need
of like companions, as well as to the
rights of the community and the na
tion in the individual.
The comparitivcly large capital of
the school plant should be utilized un
der the direction of some capable per
son or organization. Parent3 can pay
from the savings in movies and ice
cream codas. Every progressive state
supplies from seme state institution
direction and material for community
music, dramatics, lectures and movlc3.
Tho public library may bo utilized
in the same way as the public school
and bceomo something more than a
placo to read and to "make dates."
The city hall may be made a place
where women, as well a3 men, ma7
come. Room3 may bo set aside for
club rooms, public dining room, rest
room3, general assembly rooms. Va
cant halls may bo used; private resi
These plans are nt visior.'iry. They
work Tho community movement
ne:ds for its success not so much
money as men or women who can
contribute foresight, sympathy and di
rection. HONOR GRADUATES EXE3ITT
Short Course Students Free From
The executive board of the College
of Agriculture decided, at the last
meeting, to permit the honor grad
uates of accredited high schools to
enter the short winter course of the
College of Agriculture without tho
payment of the Incidental fees for the
According to Prof. P. M. Brandt,
superintendent of the short course,
there are more students who are high
school graduates or who have had
high school work, in the short course
this year than ever before.
D. A. R. to Jleet With Mrs. Brown.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution will hold their regular
monthly meeting, at 2:45 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon, November 11, at the
home of Mra. W. G. Brown, S15 Vir
ginia avenue. Mrs. Brown will be as
sisted by Mrs. John PIckard. The
board will meet at 2:30 o'clock pre
rwdlni the meetinir. AH who cannot
attend are requested to notify the hos-'
THE DAILY MISSOCBUN, WEDNESDAY ETEN1K0, XOVBMBEB 8, 1916.
built by Major Cave, a Southern sym
pathizer who was later hanged, in his
own yard by Unionists, in 1849. His
daughter, Mrs. J. T. Jackson of Mex
ico, explains how, at the time, the wal
nut finishing was put out of sight be
cause walnut was not fashionable, and
pine was used where it showed. In
the house today the reverse is true.
Mrs. Vandiver has added white walls
and mahogany finish to carry out the
Colonial style of the. exterior.
The transformation, which cost
$5,000 besides the inventive geniffs
supplied by W. D. Vandiver, is due to
two sun parlors and a stucco covering
for the old red brick walls. The house
was raised to two stories.
THE OPEN COLUMN
A public forum for the discussion of
things worth-while. Articles should be
short anil signed by the writer, as proof
to the editor of cood faith. Signatures
will not necessarily be published.
Editor the Missourlan: With "date"
book in hand she stands at the tele
phone and tells you that absolutely
the best you can get Is from 4:30 to
7:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon two
weeks distant. You know that you are
to take the place of the boarding
house lady with the Sunday night din
ner, but you are mighty glad to get
the "date" even at that.
She is the frenzied coed fusser, the
freshman queen, the heart-breaker,
who by her second year usually flunks
out. at fussing as she has at her stud
ies. Coifnf back to y.our freshman'
days and think of the frenzied fussers
SWEATERS and JERSEYS
for this trade
mark and guar
tion will be
yours. Wc have been making
these garments in our own facto
ry, for over 25years a fact which
means something when purchas
ing a Sweater or Jersey.
Sweaters, 4.00 to S13.50
Jerseys, S1.25 to 4.00
Write for a catalogue.
A. Q. Spalding & Bros.
415 N. 7th St. St. Louis, Mo.
NOTICE-The above cartoon depicts a true story. "Martha" is the supreme musicalhit of the season
and I urge my Datrons to secure the r sears parW t -jj:- . , . 'mi OI me season
Great Boston EnglishOpera Chorus, the company carries i?s own S5ZSS
Kansas City papers pronounced it the finest performance and best company held ifvl -Thl
prices are usually reasonable, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and 1.50. Seat sale operfs Thursday
Yours truly, R. N. HALL, Manager Columbia Theatre.
of your first semester. Where are
they now? For the most part they
have been eliminated or have Been the
path of duty and have taken it, text
books for "date" books.
But what of her counterpart, the
fiendish he-fusser, whoso sole know
ledge of the library is that it is a place
where "dates" are made and whose
idea of a good time is hours wasted
before a grate Are or ln talking idle
twaddle In a movie show or some
To the student who feels that he is
performing a duty to his state ln his
work at the University the frenzied
fussers are the "time-burners" of uni
versity life. F.
THE NEW BOOKS
"Society and Prisons."
"Society and Prisons," by Thomas
Mott Osborne, is a notable contribu
tion to the literature on penology. The
book contains five addresses in the
Dodge series delivered at Yale on the
responsibility of citizenship. The lec
tures take up crime and criminals,
courts and punishment, the old prison
svstems, the model welfare league, tie
now penology. AP interested in im
provement of present conditions and
he reformation of prisoners will be
ntcrestcd in this remarkable volume
'ihe author himself requires no intro
duction. Every newspaper reader
knows that in order to study prison
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conditions at first hand he lived the
life of a convict for a week and later
bpcatne warden of Sing Sing. His big
human sympathy is a part of this
book, as of all his work.
(Yale University Press, 209 Elm
street, New Haven; 246 pages, cloth;
A textbook ln vocational guidance
has been written by E. B. Qovdn of
New York University and W. A.
TH' thoughtless talker is like a
blank cartridge. He makes a loud
noise but never hits
When you stOD to think,
little wonder that VELVET
so cood. Every bit of
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Saturday Nov. 11
at Middletown, Conn. The book
peals directly to the pupil and is aJ
signed as a text which is used in tW
nrst or second year or. tne high school
course, xne importance of prepare..
uon lor a career, advantages and
advantages oi various occupation,
and suggestion as to the selection of
one 8 me worK are given.
(GInn & Co., 15 Ashburton pUd
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