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THE ETENPfS MISSODBIAJf. TTEDNESPAY. DECEMBEB 19, 1917.
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University ofMissouri Calls
for Them, asADo All Sec
tions of Country.
WAR NEEDS MORE
College of Agriculture Em
ploys 18, and 10 Are Used
in Extension Service.
Wanted Stenorapners with ex
perience and ability.
This Is the call from all over the
country Just now, and the University
of Missouri Is calling just as loudly
as any other employer, with the ex
ception of the Federal Government at
Washington. The Government Is In
need of 5,000 clerks and stenograph
ers and up to this time hut com
paratively few have answered tne
call. Civil service examinations for
stenographers aro held every Tues
day at the I'cstrttlce, and the salaries
range for $1,000 to $1,800.
The increased amount of work
Drought on by the war has caused
this great need for more stenogra
phers and the University, doing its
bit, shares this need. The forty-five
full-time stenographers are not able
to keep up with all the work of the
institution and even with many per
sons giving part time the work Is not
diminishing. Four stenographers at
the University have resigned to take
up work with the Government at a
considerable increase In salary. They
are Miss Cannle Quinn, Miss Lillian
Heller, Miss Mary Winston Jones and
Miss Betrie Qulnn.
Agriculture Uses Most
The College of Agriculture uses the
greatest number of stenographers
In fact, including those In the Agri
cultural Extension Service, more than
half ihe stenographers are employed
by the College of Agriculture. The
Aerlpnltural Extension Service uses
ten full-time persons and the College
of Agriculture about eighteen. Out of
the entire forty-five stenographers
there are no men. There are, how
ever, about four men In the University
who are doing part-time work, but
even these are about to give up their
jobs to enter some branch of nation
The lack of general preparation
seems to be causing trouble to per
sons attempting to hold stenographic
or clerical positions. The work In
the Agricultural - Extension Service
Is very exacting-and when stenogra
phers can't make out their notes
there is absolutely no chance to
flounder around and make a bluff on
some sort of transcription. Inac
curacy on the typewriter is another
great drawback. When material has
to be rewritten a time or two on ac
count of inaccuracies that stenogra
pher doesn't stand much of a show at
holding a job.
Stenotype Being Used.
There is no one particular kind of
shorthand being used at the Univer
sity; the Gregg system probably
leads, the Pitman coming next, and
just now that little machine called
the stenotype is coming Into much
prominence. This device takes the
place of shorthand notes, although to
decipher it is of times as great a task
as that of the shorthand. Unless the
operator knows the system thorough
ly there Is a great chance of slipping
In the wrong syllable.
The average salary paid to sten
ographers In the University Is about
J55. Those working In the offices of
the various deans receive more than
that, but even that amount apparent
ly Isn't holding them when the Gov
ernment Is offering so much more.
The hours for work are from 8 a.m.
to 5 p. m., with an houf out for
lunch and Saturday afternoons off.
Weddings were so frequent in the
College of Agriculture several years
ago that they were almost an epi
demic, a large per cent of the sten
ographers marrying members of the
agricultural faculty. During that
time very few of the stenographers
resigned to accept similar positions
elsewhere. When their resignations
were tendered everybody began
watching the newspapers for the wed
ding announcement. Such weddings
are almost an unheard of thing now
because there are only a very few un
married men on the faculty. Whether
this condition makes for more effi
cient work on the part of the sten
ographers or whether it decreases the
incentive to put forth the best efforts
is yet to be proved.
McCORMACK OX CHARITT TOUR
. ARE NOWTHE RULE
American Industry Devel
oped Through Necessity
and Increased Patriotism.
Noted Tenor Will Sing Until lie
Earns $100,000 for the Bed Cross.
A benefit tour for the Red Cross
by John McCormack opens in Wash
ington, J). C, tonight. McCormack's
unique gift to the Red Cross is one
i&st the largest that have been made.
,SHts own statement best explains it.
"I should like to do my bit for the
Red Cross. I am willing to give a
series of concerts from the Atlantic
to the Pacific for the benefit of the
Red Cross, In which the gross pro
ceeds shall bo- turned over to the or
- ganlzation.' I will pay all my own
expenses and I will keep on singing
until I have earned $100,000 for the
Jerseys and Horse for Sale.
I have for aale one good Jersey
milch cow, now giving milk. Price
$100. Also two fine Jersey heifers.
Price $50 each. Also one extra good
family and work horse. Price $50.
S81 E. W. STEPHENS.
Expensive- and Elaborate
Playthings Not in Demand
Dolls Are Different.
The 1917 Christmas Idea of "Amer
ican toys for American children" was
developed through the more enthus
iastic patriotism of Americans since
the United States entered the war
and through an urgent necessity for
the domestic manufacture of toys.
Now that Germany no longer provides
Santa Claus with toys, the American
toy-makers must see to It that Santa's
pack does not go empty, for, war or
no war, the children will have that
"night before Christmas" anticipatory
feeling and cannot be disappointed
No toys will bear the "made in
Germany" label, without- which, in
other years, no bisque doll or me
chanical toy was complete. These
are days of substitution and the
American toys are not only just as
good, but are. If anything, a little bet
ter than the foreign makes.- It is
said that the toy business in the
United States has grown tremen
dously in the last two years, and that
made-in-Amerlca toys are not only
better in workmanship than the more
frivolous foreign ones, but may be
used, too, in practical and educa-
Elaborate Toys Lacking.
Expensive and elaborate playthings
are conspicuous by their absence in
Columbia stores. Perhaps the peo
ple who buy them do their Christmas
shopping in the larger cities; how
ever that may be, the great majority
of the toys seen in local stores are
simple and inexpensive. This fact
seems consistent with the sacrifice
and economy practiced all along other
lines of Christmas shopping this year.
Only one toy dealer out of five vis
ited by the reporter said or ad
mitted that his business is not as
good this year as in the past. He
has not bought nearly so large a
stock of toys this year as last; people
this season have not spent so gener
ously on toys, and he is not looking
for any noticeable increase in their
tendency to buy. On the other hand,
another dealer says that he has had
a splendid trade in toys the last few
days and that the most expensive
ones in his stocki have been sold most
The intricate mechanical and elec
tric toys, engines and trains of va
rious kinds are sold in Columbia at
the hardware stores, and the sales
men there say that as these kinds of
toys hae always been manufactured
in the United States the war has not
at all affected their output and sale.
Contrary to the general belief, It has
only been the cheaper sorts of elec
trical toys and novelties that have
come from abroad.
Some Toys From Japan.
One of the 10-cent store managers
here says that only six carloads of
foreign toys have been procured for
distribution among 1,000 company
stores over the country. In this ship
ment most of the toys are of Japan
ese make. The salesmen and mana
gers of these stores are alone In af
firming that the toy business for
them thi3 year has been better than
Dolls are eternally popular with
the children, but the kind that goes
to sleep and has real hair and says
mamma, or papa, when pressed in
the right place, is a thing of the
past. American dolls of rubber.
celluloid or wool will hang on the
Christmas trees this year; they will
be durable, humorous and patriotic
and the German ones will not be
Iron and steel toys thl3 year are
of Inferior quality and workman
ship. The price of steel and other
metals has risen anywhere from 50
to 100 per cent, so the toy-makers had
either to cheapen the cost of manu
facture of these toys or not sell any.
For, although the people still want
them, they are unwilling to pay
higher prices this year. And
not even in view of the fact that toys,
as material expressions of the play
Instinct in human nature, might be
classified as necessities.
for a Taxi
You can't miss your train
with 491 service
A Call to Arms.
Respond to the call of armsr-get
her a bracelet now. a. Bucaroafa.
PROF. CLARK IK LAW REVIEWS
Parts of Jfew Book by Faculty Mem
ber Appear in December Numbers.
Prof. G. L. Clark, of the School of
Law has articles in the December
numbers of the Columbia Law Review
and the Michigan Law Review. These
articles, "Implications of Lumley v.
Wagner" and "Equitable Servitudes,"
together with an article soon to be
printed in the Harvard Law Review,
are studies taken from a forthcoming
book by Professor Clark on Equity.
The leading article In Bulletin No.
16 of the Law Series of the University
bulletins la also by Professor Clark.
In addition to this, the bulletin con
tains notes on recent Missjurl cases
by the. Board of Student Editors.
A Difference In "Carrots."
You do not have to be a vegetarian
to like carrots. Buy "her" a diamond
and see how fond of karats she will
grow. A. Buchroeder, Jeweler.
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
in a picturization of
from the famous novel by
keys 'Tone comedy
3 p. m. Matinee Night 7:30 9 o'clock
The Company of Reliable Service
Four new cars: A Hudson Super
Six, Dodge Limousine, Chevro
let Limousine and a Ford Sedan.
Star Taxic&b Co..
Reduced Round Trip Fares
To Oklahoma, Kan
sas and Southwest
Tickets on sale Dec. 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1917
Return limit January 10th, 1918.
KANSAS CITY SPECIAL TRAIN FRIDAY, DECEMBEB 21ST
To accommodate students for Kansas City and beyond, the Wa
bash will run a special train, leaving Columbia at 4:15 p. m., Friday,
Dec. 21st, arriving at Kansas City 9:25 p. m. Train will consist of
coaches and chair cars, diner and Pullman sleeper, in which seats
can be secured to Kansas City. No intermediate stops will be made.
st. louis Special tbain Friday, dec sist
To accommodate students for St. Louis and beyond, the Wabuh
will run a special' train leaving Columbia at 4:40 p. m., arriving St.
Charles 8:21 p. m Ferguson 8:44 p. m., Delmar Avenue, 8:58 p. nv,
Vande venter 9:04 p. m., St Louis Union Depot 9:10 p. m. Train will
consist of chair cars and coaches.
STUDENTS' SPECIAL TRAIN, COLUMBIA TO CENTBALIA,
FRIDAY, DEC. SIST
For accommodation of students for St Louis, Kansas City and
beyond, who get out of school at 11:00 a. m., Friday, Dec. 21st, the
Wabash will run a special train leaving Columbia at 11:30 a. m., Dec.
21st, to connect with Wabash No. 3, arriving Kansas City 5:30 p. m.,
and with No. 20, arriving St Louis 3:50 p. m., through coaches to
Kansas City and St Louis.
Special Train, St Louis to Colombia, Wednesday, January 2nd, 1918.
To accommodate students returning to Columbia, the Wabash will
run a special train, consisting of Pullman standard and tourist sleep
ers, chair cars and coaches, leaving St Louis Union Depot Wednes
day, January 2nd, at 12:00, midnight, Vandeventer 12:07 a. m., Delmar
Avenue 12:17 a. m., Ferguson 12:29 a. m., St Charles 12:50 a. m., ar
riving Columbia 6:30 a. m., Thursday, January 3rd. Reservations
should be made at Wabash City Ticket Office, 309 North Broadway,
up to 5:30 p. m., Wednesday, January 2nd, after 5:30 p. m. at Pullman
Office, Union Depot
Special Train, Kansas City to Colombia, Wednesday, 'Jan. find, 1918.
To accommodate students returning to Columbia after the holi
days, the Wabash will run a special train, consisting of Pullman
standard and tourist sleepers, chair cars and coaches, leaving Kansas
City Union Depot at 11:30 p. m., Wednesday, January 2nd, 1918, arriv
ing Columbia at 6:30 a. m , Thursday, January 3rd.
Reservations in sleepers should be made at the Wabash City
Ticket Office, Midland Building, Kansas City, up to 5:30 p. m., Wednes
day, January 2nd, after 5:3Q p. m. at Pullman Office, Union Depot
Purchase your tickets and check baggage early to avoid rush.
J. C. ABBOTT,
Agent, Wabash Ry. Co.
The National Touch
Method and new Un
derwoods for stu
dent use at less than
regular rental cost.
After six months
you get a credit refund for every cent
paid. See our agent, R. C. Crow, T.
M. C. A, 6:30 to 7:30 daily.
NATIONAL TYPISTS ASSOCIATION
We will have our
chef prepare you
a dainty-lunch of
our fanciest sal
fruits, figs, nuts,
pickles and etc.,
to eat on your
In presents embodying the spirit
of utility footwear leads the list.
House Slippers for Dad
Comfy Shoes for Mother
Dress Shoes for John, or
Knockabouts for Willie
AND WE HAVE JUST THE SLIPPER FOR SISTER
You'll find them all at our store in
quality leathers and the best of styles, at
the most reasonable prices.
Dependable Merchandise at Fair Prices""
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