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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
Published every ermine (except Saturday
and Sunday) and Sunday moraine by
The Xluonrlan Association, Incorporat
ed. Colombia, Mo. Frank H. Kin,
President and Editor: J. I. Groves, Jr..
Bnslnesi Manager; D. 31. Warren, Cir
Directors: Miss Gladys Baker, secretary:
Charles Boster. D. '. Parry, D. D. Pat
terson, A. G. Illnman, E. II. Jones, I. B.
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THE DAILY MISSODRIAN
Office: Virginia Building. Downstairs
Phones: Business, KS; Kews, 274.
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its mainstays, the patrons.
RALLYING TO THE COLORS
The recent attacks upon President
A. Ross Hill and the University of
Missouri have been trumpet calls ral
lying the former students and alumni
of the University to the cause of
their Alma Mater.
From every part of the state comes
the pledging of support to the institu
tion. The alumni are being drawn to
gether into a solid whole a body
which will make its influence felt
when the time arrives to strike.
The attacks which have been made
may have their ill effects, but most
certainly their effects upon men and
women of the state who have gone out
into the world from the University
are those which could not have been
obtained under any other circum
The fighting blood and the spirit of
good sportsmanship which has char
acterized the University and which
has been instilled into all who come
within its influence have been arous
ed. A greater union of alumni will
result after the contest for the rights
of their mother school.
It is a com,mon cause which is
bringing them together and a common
cause which will hold them together
to aid in the building of a greater Un
iversity, with President Hill as its
With the clouds of an impending
storm hanging low on the horizon,
they are rallying to the colors.
Columbia, by contesting the right
to excessive charge for a public utili
ty in the recent gas case decision, has
set an example to every small city in
the state which has feared to buck a
public utility corporation.
Columbia has an efficient fire de
partment, but because it is efficient
now is no reason that new equipment
is not needed from time to time to
keep the department up to standard.
The man who would be mayor in
April doesn't care about saying so in
Columbia has scored again. The
Missouri farmer has visited us and
has left with a lasting impression of
hospitality and good fellowship he
says so himself. The message also
found its way to St. Louis.
Columbia's proposed country club
seems to have been lost in the shuffle
among other projects and affairs.
There Is time enough before the com
ing of spring, however, to make it
more than a possibility and to have a
links and a clubhouse before fall.
THE OPEN COLUMN
Editor the Missourian: It is in
deed to be deplored that a lack of
recognition of common courtesy by a
few women casts reflection upon the
sex and discourages gallantry.
Six young men, soldiers returning
on furlough from the border to their
homes In St. Louis, occupied as many
scats in a crowded chair car; they
had been traveling two days; it was
early in the evening, and after the
night's ride they would be home.
Among other passengers who board
the train at a small station was a
woman with a little boy. All found
seats but her. As there were a few
vacant places in the smoking car
ahead, one of the young guardsmen
arose, gave the woman his seat and
went forward. She didn't even thank
him as she sat down and took the
little boy upon her lap.
A short time later, two of the young
men went to the forward vestilule to
smoke, all seats in the smoking com
partment then being filled. No sooner
had they left their seats than the
woman and her boy took their places,
leaving the one which had been offer
ed to be taken by a stranger. Pres
ently the young men returned and ob
served that their places were occu
pied. With never so much as an un
kind look they obligingly stood up
until after 1 o'clock in the morning,
when they found other places.
Should the circumstances be re
peated, what might one expect? D.
JfOTED SOCIALIST TO TALK HERE
I. S." S. Holds Meeting and Presents
Program for Future.
John Spargo, whose activities as
a Socialist lecturer, writer and or
ganizer are nation-wide, will deliver
an address at 4:30 p. m., Saturday,
February 3, in the Physics Building,
under the auspices of the Missouri
chapter of the Intercollegiate Social
ist Society. "Spiritual Elements in
Socialism" or "What Is Socialism"
will be his subject. """
Spargo worked as a child in the
coal mines of Wales. He came to
this country in 1901 and since then
has been an unremitting and faithful
worker for the cause he champions.
He is the founder of the Social Settle
ment House in Yonkers, N. Y. Dur
ing the past fifteen years he has writ
ten over twenty books, many of inter
national reputation, besides being
the author of innumerable pamphlets.
Though the Missouri chapter of the
I. S. S. is in its infancy, the attend
ance was almost fifty at the last meet
ing, Friday night in the Y. M. C. A.
The report of the delegate to the re
cent intercollegiate convention in
New York was accepted. A clear and
concise exposition of what Socialism
is and what it is not, followed by a
leisurely presentation of the aims
and platfrom of the Socialist party
made up the program. An extended
'tne society meets regularly every
Friday night in the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing. The program for the next few
months, presented by the program
committee is as follows:
January 12; The Concentration of
Wealth in the United States; R. M.
January 19; Machine Industry and
its Effects on Society.
January 26; Economic Determinism,
or the Materialistic Conception of
History; E. J. Rosenberg.
February 3; Lecture by John Spar
go, Physics lecture room.
February 9; War Caused by Econ
omic Factors? Joint meeting with
the Polity Club.
February 1G; The Theory of Sur
February 23; The Class Struggle;
March 2; A survey of the Probable
March 9; The Immediate Demands
of the Socialists.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING BILL UP
Committee Headed by J. D. EHiff Pre
sents Federal Aid Supplement.
The legislate e committee of the
State Teachers' Association of which
Prof. J. D. Elliff of the University is
chairman, has a bill to be submitted
to the State Legislature for a sys
tem of vocational education in Mis
souri. The passage of the Smith-Hughes
bill by Congress, now an assured fact,
giving liberal aid to states for voca
tional education, creates an emergency
in Missouri that the committee is try
ing to meet. The federal aid is for
three purposes: the payment of sal
aries to home economic and agricul
tural teachers and to instructors in
industrial and commercial subjects,
and the training of teachers to teach
these subjects in the high schools. Mis
souris share for this jear will be
$53,000 and it increases every year.
In 1920 it will be $150,000. In order
to get this appropriation Missouri
must pass a law accepting the pro
visions of the bill and agreeing to
put up dollar for dollar of the Fed
ALL-AROUND ATHLETE TO M. U.
Harry 31itchell of Denver Will Enter
School Here Second Semester.
Word has been received in Colum
bia that Harry Mitchell, all-around
athlete of Denver University, will en
ter the University of Missouri at the
beginning of the second semester.
Mitchell stands hich in the Tlnokv
Mountain Conference, it is said, as
a basketball, football and baseball
player. Under the present Missouri
Valley Conference ruling Mitchell
will not be eligible for intercollegiate
competition until after he has com
pleted a year's work in the Univer
A. T. Olmsfead to Teach at Cornell.
Prof. A. T. Olmstead has accepted
an offer to teach Greek and Roman
history and "The Eastern Question" at
Cornell Unirersity next summer. He
Will return to Columbia n reciima fcto
work in September.
THE DAILY MISSOUBIAJi, TUESDAY ETEXIXG, JAXPABT 9, 1917.
FARMER BOYS AND GIRLS
HAD BUSY SESSIONS, TOO
More interest was shown in the
boys and girls' section of Farmers'
Week this year than ever before. Last
year's attendance was more than
doubled this year. The attendance
last year was 134. while this year It
was 325. One significant fact noted
in the attendance this year was
that Boone County was well repre
sented. In previous years Boone
County has not taken much interest
in this work.
Thirteen counties were represented
this year. Boone County led in the
total attendance. Jackson was sec
ond; Pettis, third. Other counties rep
resented were; Buchanan, Marion,
Lawrence, Franklin, Macon, Linn,
Lincoln, Johnson, Jasper, and Dav
iess. Club work was especially empha
sized. For the boys there were con
tests in stock Judging, grain judging,
soil judging and poultry judging; the J
girls judged canned fruit, bread and
cloth, made button holes, sewed on
buttons, patched cloth and illustrat
ed both plain and fancy stitches.
Competition vas strong for every
premium. Jackson County, by a
small margin, won the state shield.
This shield remains the property of
the University, but the county win
ning it is allowed to keep it until
the week preceding Farmers' Week.
The name of the winning county is
engraved upon it each year.
The stock judging trophy was won
by the team from Jackson County.
Last j ear this trophy was won by
the Marion County boys. This year
the Marion County boys won the tro-
DEBATE TRY-OUT JANUARY 12
Kansas Contestants to Be Chosen
Wisconsin Match Is Canceled.
A preliminary debating try-out will
be held in the University Auditorium
January 12, to choose representatives
for the Kansas debate. Fifteen men
will be chosen, and this number
will be reduced to eight in a second
try-out January 19. These eight men
with the eight chosen in December
for the triangular debate with Texas
and Oklahoma, will constitute the
debating squad for the year. All
speakers and alternates will be cho
sen from this squad.
The contestants in the debate Jan
uary 12 will give an eight-minute
speech on either side of one of the
following questions: "Resolved, that
a system of industrial arbitration,
similar to that embodied in the Cana
dian plan, should bt adopted in the
United States in the seitlemept of
labor disputes." or "Resolved, thex at
the close of the present vsr the Unit
ed States should lend its influence
toward the establishment of The
League to Enforce Peace." In the
second try-out ach speaker will give
in addition a four-minute rebuttal.
Any student wishing to enter the con
test should notify A. P. Lewin of the
English department or Morris Dry or
Bernard Hurwitz, student members
of the debating board.
The debate with the University of
Wisconsin, which was to have been
on a question regarding the League
to Enforce Peace, has been canceled,
after Wisconsin's insistence on anoth
er question. However, arrangements
may be made with Wisconsin for a
FARM CLUB AWARDS ARE MADE
First Exhibit of Girls' Sewing a Sue
cess Says Miss Root.
The first exhibit of the Missouri
Girls' Sewing Club held in Schweitzer
Hall Farmers' Week resulted in an
enthusiastic response from the girls
of the state, according to Miss Addie
D. Root, supervisor of the work. Only
an invitation was necessary to bring
1116 articles of needle work to the ex
hibit. Twenty-six clubs and sixteen coun
ties were represented. The Roche
port Club, under the direction of Miss
Mamie Alexander, was awarded first
prize on the eighty-one articles
shown. Greene Valley Club of Jack
son County, headed by Miss Frances
Kinney, won second place. Third
place went to the Busy Bee Club of
Jackson County, under Miss Beulah
Parrent. fourth to the St. Lawrence
Club of Scott County, under Sister Do
minica of the New Hamburg Paroch
ial School, and fifth honors were
awarded to the Wade school, eight
miles north of Columbia, under the
supervision of Miss Lucy Carr.
The first awards of the state Pig-
Preliminary tryouts for
THE SILVER BOX
by John Galsworth
To be given the second
Men, University Auditorium
Wed., Jan., 10, 7:30 p. m.
Women, University Auditorium
Thurs., Jan., 11, 8:30 p. m.
iphy for grain judging. Last year
this trophy was won by Jackson
The home economics trophy was
won by Boone County, and a large
part of this honor is due the Roche
port girls. The Jackson County boys
won the special trophy for swine
judging. Lafayette County received
the first premium for club work;
Boone County was second: Audrain
Ribbons were awarded to the coun
ty clubs having to their credit the
greatest number of miles traveled
in coming to Columbia. Jackson re
ceived first; Buchanan, second; Pet
tis, third; Marion, fourth.
One new and important feature of
Farmers' Week this year was the
sewing exhibit. This was a display
of the work of the girls' sewing clubs.
In this exhibit twenty-six clubs made
displays, representing fifteen coun
ties. The number of articles from 8
to 240. The Busy Bee Club from
Jackson County had the largest dis
play. The club from Rocheport was
awarded the first premium; Green
Valley Club of Jackson County won
second; Busy Bee Club of Jackson
County, third; New Hamburg Club of
Scott County, fourth; the Wade Club
of Boone County, fifth.
Two nights during the week spe
cial programs were arranged. These
programs were in the Agricultural
Auditorium. On Wednesday night
there was a corn stringing contest,
and on Thursday night the premiums
were awarded. Many of the boys
and girls attended the farmers' ban-
feeding Club were given out during
the week by George W. Reavis, state
superintendent of boys' and girls'
work. The total enrollment of the
club is 273. Twenty entries were
made in the first feeding contest of
Bonny Burdett of Polk County was
awarded a $25 tool cabinet for secur
ing the greatest gain in weight on a
pig at the least cost. A $17.50 tool
cabinet was given as second prize to
Clarence Kerr of Polk County and
another as third to Erwin Shirley of
Cooper County. Maynard Paugh of
Daviess County and Alta Pauley of
Boone County were awarded knives
with fourth and fifth places respect
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TF you work for a man, in Heaven's name, work for him. If he
-1 pays you wages that supply your bread and and butter, work for
him, speak well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution
he represents. If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a
pound of cleverness. If you -must vilify, condemn and eternally
disparage, why, resign your position, and when you are outside,
knock to your heart's content. But as long as you are a part of the
institution, do not condemn it. If you do, you are loosening the
tendrils that hold you to the institution, and the first high wind that
comes along you will be uprooted and blown away, and probably
you will never know why. Elbert Hubbard.
Old Time Spelling Match at Stephens.
The Stephens College Alumnae As
sociation met with Mrs. T. W. Whit
tie yesterday afternoon for its reg
ular monthly meeting. The members
are planning to give a spelling match
in the Stephens. College Auditorium
within the next two weeks. With
the exception of the captains, E. M.
Watson and J. W. Vesser who will
choose who shall be on their sides,
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It Is like stepping hzzk into a quieter more courteous period,
to dip into the aristocratic content? of a box of "good old
Richmond Straight Cuts."
No other cigarette is quite liie them. They have a subtle
charm and quaint, old-tune delicacy to be found only in their
pure, "bright" Virginia tobacco.
You will find them just as appealing today as when the first
ones were fashioned over two generations ago.
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COLUMBIA HALL ADMISSION
Friday, January 12 65 cents a pair
FOR THE WOMAN WHO CARES
The Hair and Skin Demand Attention in Winter
Facial and Scalp Massages
Complete line of Creams and Powders
only former students will participate.
The proceeds will go to the student
Man Killed Ib Quarrel Over Wobm.
A quarrel over a young woman at a
dance near Fayette, Saturday night,
resulted in the shooting and killing -of
James Wright, a 20-year-old farm
er, by Hop Palmer. Palmer surren
dered to the authorities and is now
in the Howard County jail.
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