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title: 'The Evening Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1917-1920, November 25, 1917, Page Page Three, Image 3',
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SUNDAY MORXIXG MISSOURIA', XOYEMBER 25, 1917.
OPPONENTS OF KANSAS IN TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL CONTEST
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Dusk on Rollins Field one night
last week saw Coach H. F. Schulte In
In a "running-walk" up and down the
field, following a straggling looking
bunch of light football players. His
big, commanding voice every now
and then rang out in calls of "Get
that man. Kirk. What are you doing
there. Ham?" as he followed the dif
ferent practice plays.
Coach Schulte was fighting for next
Thursday afternoon. He was pre
paring for Missouri's final effort of
the 1917 season. He stopped now and
then to talk with a group of men who
stood on the sidelines with Athletic
Director Meanwell. Despite the
"fight" that has always been present
in the makeup of the coach, the men
who watched knew that Schulte
realized the uneven odds that have
piled up against Missouri.
Weight has always been against
Missouri, except perhaps in a few
ears when for some strange reason
the heavy men came to Columbia. The
Tigers with swift fighting elevens ln
1913, 1914 and 191C, overcame the at
tack of the Jayhawkers and were the
victors of the annual event. But that
was before the day of 1917, when
Schulte's men, handicapped perhaps
more than any other valley team by
war losses, is, in addition, out
weighed by the Kansas team about
twenty pounds to the man. Of course,
right here it might be well for a Mis
sourian to admit that there is a
slight conflict of opinion between
the coach from Lawrence and the
one from Missouri. Schulte maintains
that the! team he saw in action
against the Cornhuskers last Satur
day weighs 1S2 pound and Hamilton
just as stoutly gives his figures on
average weights of the Kansans as
173 1-2 pounds. Now Schults has
given the statement out that he will
leave his conclusion to a court of
arbitration, a court of justice or any
other legal means of settlement. And
he cites the case of Prindell, the big
Kansas half, as "the biggest half I've
ever seen." "And what do you think
this man Foster weighs," asks
Schulte. "Well, if he doesn't weigh
175 pounds I'm way off," maintains
the big Tiger mentor.
Other men called before the jury of
the Missouri Valley by Schulte on
this charge of too much weight on
the part of the Kansas team are
Mandeville, 16S pounder; Ruble, who
the coach puts in the 173-pound class,
not to mention Neilson, who is sus
pected as having once tipped the
scales around ISO. Everyone who has
seen the Tiger football team knows
that they average ,no more than 163
pounds and Schulte goes so far as to
say this is two or three pounds too
heavy, for a just estimate, consider
ing the fact that his men must lose
weight right up to the time of the
whistle next Thursday afternoon.
Victory ot Conceded
To Kansas Yet.
Gloomy! But at that Missouri does
not concede Kansas a victory in foot
ball next Thanksgiving afternoon.
There is a feeling here that the
Tigers, after a season of defeats, one
or two which were close, but a final
one by Nebraska which was so dis
tinct as to cut deep, will turn next
Thursday on the bird from Lawrence,
and send It back sorry and repentant
for its early season confidence. Mis
souri has done that before. If there
is one team to whichMissouri will
concede nothing it is the ancient
enemy from Mount Oread. Missouri
will have passed into history when
the spirit of fight, the spirit of con
fidence of victory against the Jay
hawker, is lacking. In evidence of
the fact one might give reasons why
the Tigers this year feel they have a
good fighting chance against the in
vaders. Missouri has a backfield and a
line, more or less. There must enter
into any discussion of the Tigers a
knowledge that the Tiger regulars are
resting for ten days before the Kan
sas game; that Captain Paul Hamil
ton, Bass, Rider, Morris, all first
string men, have not-been up to their
best forms all year, partly due to in
juries and that these injuries are
gradually healing up. The first part
of last week was a bad time for Tiger
practice. Injuries at Nebraska, and
some that dated back as far as the
Ames game, made the football men
who were on the athletic field look
like a real hospital squad. Bass and
Schroeder still had their arms In
slings; Pittam, who has only recently
entered the Tiger squad was not In
uniform but suffered from a sprained
ankle; Viner limped from an in
jured ankle; Morris suffered from
a "charleyhorse" and even Captain
Hamilton, despite the fact that he
was able to get around with his men,
showed signs of a battering that he
has gotten in many different practices.
These injuries have kept the veteran
players from previous games but they
will be in the contest against the
In the Backfield.
Missouri's greatest strength lies In
her backfield. There are: Edwards,
star of perhaps more games than any
other individual Tiger this year, who
will play half; Rider, whose ability
'to Missouri rooters Is well known, at
half; Harry VIner, to play the full
Kick position; "Bill" Collins, a mem
ber of the famous Collins family of
football stars, half; Pittam, track man
whose running with the ball might
count; Morris, at quarterback. All
are slowly getting Into shape for
their final game of the year. In ad
dition there are "Tiny" Stevens, Wil
son and Hcrschel Collins.
The line has held this year, but not
against a team like the one that will
come from Lawrence. Kirkpatrick,
big right guard, and Tom Berry, who
plays on the other side of the line
at the same position, may be able to
hold their own with the Jayhawkers
and Captain Hamilton if he comes in
to his own by Thursday may make his
ISO pounds show up well in the Tiger
defense. The majority of Missouri's
linesmen however, are outweighed
badly by the Kansans.
In comparative scores Missouri may
find some bit of comfort. In the last
five years the score In games has
been Missouri three, Kansas two, and
two of these Tiger victories have been
won on Kansas soil. But compara
tive scores, of the past, in war times
are not always the most reliable.
And for this reason Missouri is not
counting too much on what "Toby"
Graves, "Clint" Collins, "Liz" Clay or
any of the others did way back in the
days gone by.
For the Big (Same.
Missouri's tentative lineup in
cludes. Slusher, le; Chittenden, It;
Ewing, Ig; Hamilton or Kolb, center;
Kirkpatrick, rg; Urie, rt; Marshal,
re; Edwards, lh; Rider, rh; Viner,
f, and Morris, p.
Missouri is preparing for the big
game next Thursday in the same way
she has for two games past The town
and University are ready for a victory
For Missouri takes a victory for
granted as far as preparations are
concerned. Even the new night-shirt
is put away ready for the big parade,
scheduled for the hour of darkness
which follows the big contest. Green-
nouses are taking orders for mums,
the advance orders being bigger than
ever before. In fact Columbia is
prepared for the same sort of crowd
that came here two years ago.
Schulte's scrimmage practices this
year ended with the one yesterday
afternoon. All this coming week he
will put the Tigers through a light
practice daily. The Tigers are taking
long hikes out into the country, for
getting for a time the impending
battle. And the other afternoon,
when asked what the score would be
Coach Schulte. with his customarv
evasion and enthusiasm said: "You
know, I'll bet you a dollar it rains.'
The final game In the hockey class
championship series will be played at
4:15 o'clock Monday afternoon bo
tween the junors and seniors.
The senior-sophomore game Thurs
day afternoon resulted in a score of
7 to 1 in favor of the sophomores.
The splendid team work of the sopho
mores enabled them to defeat the
heavier and more experienced seniors.
Catherine Callahan, at right half,
played a good game. There were
The juniors defeated the freshmen
by a score of 4 to 1 Wednesday. In
the second half the score was tied.
The Juniors made three goals in the
last ten minutes of play. The sophomore-freshman
game, Friday, was
won by the sophomores 4 to 1. The
sophomores outplayed the freshmen the
C. F. LOOMIS BACK FROM HAWAII
(Jraduate of University Has Been Ho
inP Y. 31. C. A. Work on Islands.
Charles F. Loomis. a. rradmio f
the Unhersity in 1911, will arrive in
uiuuiuiu luuay irom Hawaii. Mr.
Loomis has been associated with the
Hawaiian Y. M. C. A. since he left
school. He will remain here for the
Thanksgiving game and will then
leave for New York and Washington
on business connected with the
Hawaiian Americanication Campaign.
Mr. Loomis left Hawaii a week ago
last Wednesday. A brother, Paul
Loomis, is a student in the University
Returned Missionary to Speak.
The Rev. Lewis B. Tate, who re
cently returned from twenty-five years
of missionary work in Korea, will
speak to the members of the Presby
terian Women's Missionary Society at
3 o'clock this afternoon at the homo
of Mrs. W. H. Baker, 509 South Fifth
street. The Reverend Lewis formerly
lived at Fulton. Mo.
WHI I'laj Final
Hockey Came Monday.
MAKE YOUR CLOTHES AT
Photographs For Christmas
As a Suggestion
The most pleasing gift for mother,
sister or friend would be a photo-
graph of you. And you haven't
long if you are thinking of having
a picture made.
Better call and make that appoint
ment tomorrow for that photo
graph to be made at
Across from Penn's
9 A South Ninth Street
The S & B Clothing Co.
the following Thanksgiving menu:
Tiger Ties, 50c
Gold and Black Mufflers
Belter Suits Nifty Cloth Hats
Stetson Velour Hats (American Style) $7.50
$3.50 and $4.00
Kuppenheimer Trench Overcoats Sweaters and
. , Sweater Coats
Ties Collars Shirts
Correct Apparel For M. U.-K. U. Game
Our experience in cutting will save you yards
of material. If it is an old garment to be
made over we can tell you just what
to do to make it look like new.
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My Superior Equipment, Expert Knowledge
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Office Phone 427 White
Res. Phone 863 Black
Dr. R. A. Walters
WE ARE in the greatest war the world has ever known
and everyone must do his part.
Our people must be fed at the very lowest cost possible, and
in order to do our part, we have reduced the price on our
flour eighty cents per barrel, which makes our price lower
than that of any other city in the state.
We will sell our best H-P flour in 48-pound sacks at $2.80.
In 24-pound sacks at $1.40.
Every sack is guaranteed to give satisfaction and to please the
In regard to corn meal, it will be much cheaper in price as
soon as new corn will do to mill.
BOONE COUNTY MILLING & ELEVATOR CO.
Palm Beach, Fla
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Pass Christian, Miss.
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. 45.85 Corpus Christ!, Tex. 41.30
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. 33.90 EI Paso, Tex 48.95
. 48.15 Fort Worth. Tex. 26.40
. 57.45 Galveston, Tex 35.05
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. 35.60 San Antonio, Tex. 35.30
. 35.60 Charleston, S. C. 43.10
Corresponding low fares to many other points in the South
and SouthwesL Tickets to points in Texas on sale daily
until April 30lh, good returning until May 31st, 1918, and
to other points on sale daily until April 30th, good return
ing until June 1st, 1918. Liberal stop-over privileges
Round trip fare to points in California,
going one route, returning another, on
sale dally with nine months return
limit; one war via Portland at addi
For particulars as to routes and stop-over privileges write or call on
J. C. ABBOTT, Agent, Columbia, Mo.
EARLE LIND, Division Pass. AEent, Moberly
J. D. McNAMARA, Pass. T. Manager, St. Louis .