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HE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURlAN
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1922
TJavid Laurence Stresses Need
of Taking Advantage of
Oilier Fellows' Bad
MUST FOUW "HUiNCH"
Great Future Ahead for Jour
nalist Worth of Newspa
per Just Being
"There hate befn three milestones in
Ei life, '" ,l,fk f"r mc ,'''" aJ'
vantae," said David l-a1"'. president
c.f the Consolidated IVs Variation at
Wa-hington and one of tlie 1M known
political writers in the I nited tato. He
Sn. ke '-atiinlaj evening in the auJitotium
d Jav II Vff Hall on "The Element ..f
Lurk in Ji.urnali-m.
"51) P-'l ''ick ha? not come through
m wn initiative a much as through my
Leins able tit tale advantage of llle ad
lucl'of the other fellow. Tlie breaks
rimply carae ra wa)."
As an iinlenee of this luck. Mr. Law
rence gave a short history of his life since
he began In-, journalistic career, empha
sizing the three m-t important events in
K career The fir-t of these was his
scoop of the d alii of Grover Cleveland,
which ultmalHv led to getting him a po
sition with the W-otiated Press. The sec
ond event vias his being sent with Presi
dent Wilson to write up the campaign
speeches in the presidential campaign of
1916. This gave him an inide view of the
political situation that proved invaluable
in making later prophecies which won for
him the name of bring a knowing politi
cal writer. The third was the writing of
an aiticle in Oilhcrs Magazine which
caused the break Iietween him-eU and the
Ai-ociated 1 ress. After this, he set up
lis present rews sen ice for him-elf in
Mr. I-awrencc also told cf many other
features of his life as a reported which
he terms as- p'eces of luck.
One li.terettins story that he told was
cf his expedience during the time of the
seizure cf American ships b) the Engli-h
brfore merica had entered the World
War. This was told to illustrate how the
thing that in carl) life seem of little
significance, ma) in later years have a
great i'lfluencc on onr lives. During his
r !! ; cj .r !" "ml nkp a iour?r in
international Uw. Through his on de
ductions he knew that the seizure of Am
rrican vcel- b the liiiti-'i would mean
the seeding of a note to England. Through
friend- win had charge of making the
note and his knowledge of international
lav. and its workings, he was able to send
a siorv to rngland five hours before the
rote it-If was rereived.
During the rebellion in Mexico in 1910
he was the -nciated Pre' correspondent
there. Mere J knowledge of Spanish,
ninth he Iiad received in college served
However important it is that a reporter
have good fortune with him. this is not
the on! requi-ite of the good reporter.
(.cording to Mr. Lawrence. A great
Seal depinds upon the initiative of the re-
porter, and the following of a bunch that
comi-s from the logical functioning of the
rand. To illu-trate lhi- he cited the case
of his sootimg all other news associations
n the s:(ir) of the re-isnation of Secre
tir if "late lr)an in I'M. "Reporting'
savs Mr. I,iwrcT"e, "is like p!a)ing a
game of hall. l.j must put jour-elf be
tueea second and third bases and take ad
vantage of the error of the other pla)ei
and be sure tint )ou do not err."
In concluding his speech, Mr. I-aw
rrnce mentioned the great future that is
open to newspaper men and women, and
the present demand for good journalists
in eier line. The worth of the newspaper
ha onl) begun to be felt,' said Mf. Law
rence. 'The number of metropolitan dai
lies is not nearl) a- large as the countrj
can support, and the price is compara
tive!) low in comparison to wliat it should
be, and wliat it in time will be.
PAUTY AT PARISH HOUSE
House-warminp. for Old and New-
Members: to Get Acquainted,
A hou-e-warminc will be held Thurs-
dav night at the parish house of Cal-.in
var) Episcopal Church, 113 South Ninth
street. The Calvary Church Service
Guild will serve a buffet supper at fi:30.
The purpose of ll.e meeting is to af
ford an oppurtunitv for new members
of the pari-h to become acquainted with
the other members. An interesting pro
gram lias been prepared.
Through the efforts of the rector, the
Her. Jame- H. George, the parish bouse
ha recently teen equipped, affording a
stud) and recreation room for the use
f stu lents of the I niver'ity.
Man Found Dead on Pilot of Train.
h Ch.:ei .
Ciiicaco Oct. 23. Simon Carter, 40,
cf Poplar Bluff was found dead on the
pilot cf the Rock 1-Iard locomotive when
111 train pulled into the sheds today.
The members of the train crew- believe
'bit the man was sruck soon after
t'ie train ltft Joliet. III.
Radio to Connect Ford Branches.
Detroit, Oct. 23 All Ford Motor
Co. branches are to be connected by
radio, it was announced here today at
1 Dearborn office.
For Columbia and vicinity: Fair, cooler
tonight with frost. Tuesday fair and
slightly warmer. Lowest temperature to
night about 3s.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Tues
day; slightly cooler extreme southeast
portion; probably frost tonight; rising
l.oc 1 data: The highest temperature in
Coluuilra jeMerday was 63 degrees, and
the lowest Iat night was 40 degrees. Pre
cipitation 0.15. A )ear ago )eslerday the
highest temperature was 80 degrees, and
the lowest was 52 degrees. Sun rose today
at 6:27 a. m. Sun sets today at 5:20 p.
m. Moon sets 8:08 p. m.
Tlie weather is cool generally, but
there is no cold weather in sight.
WABASH WILL GIVE KATES
$7 for Round Trip to St. Louis
University Game This Week.
The Waba-Ii Railroad will offer a
rate of $7 for a round trip to St. Louis
this week-end for the St. Louis Uni
versity game. The first train upon
which the rate will be effective will be
a sjiecial leaving shortly after midnight
Thursday. This train will carry a sleeper
from Columbia. The Iat train subject
to these rates will leave at 5:20 a. m.
The last returning train for which this
rate is good will leave St. Louis at 7
o'clock Sunda) evening and will be met
at Centralia by a special which will
reach Columbia about midnight.
Railroads Blamed for Poor De
livery by Postmaster
P. S. Woods.
The present crisis in the mail service,
according to Postmaster P. S. Woods is
not due to the po-tal authorities but to
the train service into Columbia.
The townspeople have been complain
ing for some time on account of the poor
mail service. They are not being incon
venienced as the people on the rural
routes are however.
These routes are getting tlieir mail one
day late. Saturday morning the rural mail
carriers, were held for an hour and thirty
minutes in order that the farmers might
;et their mail for Friday.
The postofficc authorities must have
lime to distribute the mail, and with the
tRui from both the morning Wabash
and Katy trains the force is swamped
with work. Tlie morning Wabash train
carrier the mail from seven main line
trains, and the Katy brings in tlie mail
from two main line trains. These trains
arrive in Columbia within a few minutes
uf each other and the po-toffice force
must take care of this mail in a short
Il has lieen suggested that the Retail
Merchants Association or the Chamber of
Commence take up this matter with the
railroads and try to improve the service of
the mail trains into Columbia so that the
ni:office may get tlie mails distributed
K. O. T. C. MAJORS APPOINTED
Fleming, Kemper and Swisher Are
in Command of Battalions.
The personnel of the R. O. T. C
cadet crops is gradually nearing comple
tion. Several promotions and new as
signments were made in the infantry
unit toda), subject to the approval of
the president of the University.
The three battalion commanders who
have been appointed are: Maj. George
P. Fleming, first battalion; Maj. Wil
liam T. Kemper, second battalion; Maj.
Robert C Swisher, third battalion.
These three officers were promoted from
the command of companies C F. and
Capt. Jack T. L)nn was commissioned
and placed in command of Company C
with First Lieut. II. W. Benson, also
First Lieut. CI)de B. Hood has been
transferred and is now commanding
Company D. First Lieut. Harold B.
Marx has been transferred from Corn
pan) I to Company H, under Capt.
Ceorge L. Voss.
Cant. James W. McAfee was raised
from the rank of lieutenant and placed
command of Company F. Captain
J. J. Reed was transferred and placed
in command of Company I, with John
A. Ost as first lieutenant, newly com
There are still many vacancies to be
filled and other commissions will
probab!) follow within the next few
Many Join Democratic Women.
The campaign to raise the member
ship of the local Democratic Women's
Club to 500 is meeting with marked
success, according to Mrs. W. E. Harshe.
It is expected that the quota will be
reached by the middle or last of the
week. Each ward in the city is organ
ized under a chairman and assistants.
Detailed information probably will be
given at a meeting sometime this week.
To St. Louis to Attend Conference.
C D. Martin, acting coordinator for
the local office of the Veterans' Bureau,
will leave tomorrow for St. Louis to at
tend a conference of all co-ordinators,
sub-district managers and medical of
ficers of the Veterans" Bureau in the
Tlie Coalition Government, a
Product of the World War,
Is Succeeded by the
ELECTION WAS ASSURED
Lloyd George Is Planning to
Stump the Country
Against the New
By Vailed Pretu
London, Oct. 23. Ilonar Law lormally
succeeded Llo)d George as prime min
ister this evening. He announced to
Lloyd Ceorge that he would accept the
responsibility of heading the government.
whkh succeeds the Coalition government.
This marked the end of the Coalition
government, which came into being dur
ing the World War and which was spon
sored by both Liberals and Unionists.
The election of Bonar Law as head of
the Conservative party, which was expect
ed, was announced today.
Llovd George, planning to stump the
country against the new government, will
start on a trip next week .
SAVITAR OFFICE BROKEN INTO
Nothing Is Taken, However Pa
pers Scattered Over Room.
Somebody broke into the office of the
1923 Savitar in Lowry Hall Friday night.
If the trespasser was after money he
was disappointed, for Lewis E. Baker,
the business manager, had deposited all
of his surplus cash in the bank Friday
According to T. Spencer Shore, ed
itor of the Savitar, there may have been
another motive, for he has been collect
ing a number of personal items about
various students, and he found his pa
pers scattered about his desk when he
went to the office Saturday morning.
However, he does not leave valuable
papers in his desk and if that was the
object of the marauders they were again
Tlie ianitor discovered the windows
open when he entered the office earl)
Saturday morning and immediately re
ported the matter to Prof. Walter C
Gibbs, acting dean of the Bible Col
lege. Nothing has been missed so far
and it is thought that the persons who
broke in were merely after some paper
that they considered to personal for
Higher Education Among State
Girls Sought Plan Laws
The Missouri division of the American
Association of University Women closed
its convention in Columbia late Satur
day after passing resolutions expressing
appreciation for the attention shown the
delegates while they wcrehere. Mr-. C
W. Creene's work as chairman of the
committee on legislation was praised.
The organization also commended the
St. Louis branch for its survey of 114
colleges relative to expenses of college
The membership campaign which will
be carried on throughout the United
States during the coming year, was
stressed at the convention. Many new
branches of A. A. U. W. will v be or
ganized in Missouri this fall. There are
now branches in Kansas City. Warrens
burg, Columbia, Maryville, Springfield
The Missouri Division has two princi
pal purposes. First, it hopes to encour
age higher education among Missouri
girls and to get as many women students
in colleges and the University as pos
sible. Second, the association is interested in
legislation dealing with women and chil
dren in industry. It is hoped that Mis
souri womanhood will receive ample pro
tection regarding working conditions,
hours of labor and wages. A definite
program lias been formulated along these
Regarding the recent controversy con
cerning the limitation of enrollment in
colleges and universities, Mrs. J. C.
Parrish, president of the Missouri di
vision of the A. A. U. W., thinks that
students seeking social pleasure only
should be gradually weeded out.
"By this I mean that not the 'grind'
should constitute the standard," said
Mrs. Parrish, "but the really serious
minded student with a real ideal in life.
It would be foolish to have our higher
institutions of learning filled with these
'grinds' or 'bookworms, because other
students can make just as big a success
of life. However, I think there should
be a gradual weeding out of all students
coming to school merely to have a good
time and to belong to a social organiza
tion. College life means more than that;
it is a serious business and is a prepara
tion for life after graduation."
Mrs. Parrish is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Missouri, having received her
degree in 1909.
MAY CUT GOVERNMENT
EXPENSES TO 3 MILLION
A Reduction of $750,000,000
Planned for Next Year
May Lower Taxes.
By United Pitti.
Wamiincton, Oct. 23. An ellort is
being made b) the federal budget bureau
to cut the nation's expenditures for next
year down to the three-billion mark. If
the government exiensos can be cut to
this amount, the reduction will be
$750,000,000 below the figures for the
current fiscal )car.
With the exiM-cted 5200,000,000 ol
interest from the foreign debt, the taxes
of the country may lie lowered. The
budget for the next fiscal jear will be
submitted to Congress when it con.
vencs in December.
II. Iird, director of the bureau, is
forcing the heads of many departments
to cut tlieir financial requests.
Deeree Granted to Set As
Trusteeship of Y.
M. C. A.
R. W. Wright, et a!, plaintiffs, were
granted this morning in Circuit Court
a decree setting a-ide the trusteeship
of the Y. M. C A. to allow the col
lection of accounts of the plaintiffs in
accordance with a petition filed in the
local cuurt the middle of last month. The
decree named the following trustees:
Walter Williams C B. Bowling, John
Pickard,-H. II. Frank, E. W. Stephen',
II. J. Waters and If. B. Price.
It was understood that the action was
friendly and had previously been agreed
to by both sides to untangle the affairs
of the association with dispatch.
The graud jury today indicted seven
men on liquor and gambling counts. Ed
Pegg. charged with selling, possessing
and tran-porting liquor, waived formal
arraignment and pleaded not guilty.
Bond was fixed at $500. Charley
Chandler pleaded not guilty to a double
charge of gambling and was released on
S,00i bond. Henr) I)aniel, charged
with selling and transporting liquor,
pleaded not guilt). His bond was fixed
at $100. His trial was set for Friday,
Emmclt Palmer, held on a gambling
charge, waived formil arraignment and
nleaded euiltv. He was released in 5100
bond and lis trial set for Thursday,
November 2. Fines of $25 each we-e
administered to Johnny Jom'S and no)
Fenton when they
pleaded guilty lof,
eamblin: charges. I
it Ii common as-ault against George
Kee. some time in September, pleaded
guilty ard was fined $10. Herman Kite
was fined the same amount when he
pjeaded guilt) to having pas-ed a frau
The cac of Thomas A. Pyle against
the city, which was entered in the local
court at the tame time that the petition
again-t the trusteeship of the Y. M. C
A. was filed, will come up for trial to
morrow. A decision is expected either tonight or
tomorrow morning in the B. M. Ander-on
ca-e again-t T. F. Sutton, the plaintiff sj
ing for $42,000 back rental for six years
n -. farm situated on the .Missouri river
jlietween Wilken and Easley. Sutton had
lieen working the farm and thought it was
his when Anderson entered suit to re
cover il, in the local court. Judgment was
found for him on April 30. 1920. Sutton
appealed to the Supreme Court, but the
higher IhhI) affirmed the first decision. An
derson's latest suit is said to be unpre
cedented, in that the actual worth of the
farm i estimated at only $K.000, while
the total of the six-)ejr rental exceeds
U. ROOTERS ESCORT
TEA.M FROM STATION
More Than 500 Students Show
Tigers That Missouri Spirit
"You can beat the Missouri football
team but you can't make the rooters
quit," said a Missouri Valley coach
in speaking of the Mis-ouri spirit some
years ago. The fact remains a fact even
more so. if the snirit of the crowd that
met the Tiger special at 7:45 o'clock
last night to welcome the pla)ers Home
is any indication of Missouri spirit.
More than 500 students met the Wa
bash Missouri Tiger special last night
and took posses-ion of all the pla)ers
as they alighted from the Pullman cars.
Each pla)ed was escorted from the coach
es tn a lar-e truck in which the team
and their baggage was placed for the
parade from the station. Another large
truck filled with rooters followed clo-e-
lv behind. Alwut fifteen automobiles
filled with students followed the two
trucks and -about fifty students who
marched directly behind the trucks.
R. O. T. C. Not to Attend Game.
Col. W. E. Persons has announced
that the R. O. T. C will make no trip
to St. Louis for the St Louis-Missouri
game next Saturday since the railroads
have not offered rates low enough to
allow- a majority of the men to go.
Debaters to Meet Tomorrow,
The M. S. U. Debating Club will have
a regular meeting at 7:15 o'clock tomor
row evening in the Y. M. C A. Build
ing. Pictures of the debating squad for
the Savitar were taken at noon today,
2 DIPHTHERIA PATIENTS
REPORTED AT ROCHEPORT
New Victim of Scarlet Fever in Co
Two new cases of diphtheria have
lieen reported from Rocheport to Dr.
W. A. Norris, deputy state health com
missioner. They are Dorothy Hunt and
Louis Rice. One tubercular case has
been reported from Sturgeon, and two
cases of scarlet fever from Hallsville,
Sct.tt Smith and Gilbert Rader. In
Columbia one new case of scarlet fever,
Kenneth Roberts, 805 Coats, has been
placed under quarantine. The cae of
Mrs. Helen D. .McCarthy of the Dumas
Apartments "was dismissed today.
"There are a number of cases of diph
theria in the Ellis and Englewood
schools" said Doctor Norris this morn
ing, "bat no defiaite report has been
compiled jet. These schools, however.
have been closed for the week.
LYMAN ABBOTT, AUTHOR, DIES
Was Also Lawyer, Clergyman and
The Rev. L)n.n Abbott, D. D, 87
) ears out, lamous author, Iaw)er, clerg)
man, editor-in-chief of the Outlook, with
which he had Jieen associated for almost
forty )ear, and successor to the Rev.
Henry ward Beecher as pastor of the
PI) mouth Church, Brooklyn, died at his
Doctor Abbott's illness followed a se
vere attack of bronchitis at his summer
home last summer from which he never
Doctor Abbott was one of the active
leaders of religious and civic thought
in the United States. In his literary
woik he was associated with many
famous men. including Theodore Roose
velt. He was the author of several im
Doan Miller Tells of Chapters
at New York and Bow
Forty-eight alumni and former stu
dc:Js of the University were present
at the annual banquet of the New York
chapter of the Alumni Association, ac
cording to Dean Walter Miller, who re
turned yesterday from a trip to New
York in the interest of the Memorial
campaign. H, stopped off on his way
u!-.tA rvitwnKin tn nttpnd the alumni
t . rjo,). Green Saturday
- ,here lru-rtr.nine graduates
jronni a new chapter.
"The spirit shown at both meetings
was fine." Dean Miller said.
Burton Thompson, who organized the
first football team in the University, and
who is a brother of Mrs. J. C Jones,
was there wi.h his wife. Mrs. Wright
Johnson, chairman of the Association of
Mis-ouri Women of ftew lork. tucker
Smith, secretary of the Y. 51. C. A. at
New York University, Paul 51orton, a
doctor in the Presb)terian Hospital, and
G. E. Huggins were also present. A
number of former .Missouri students who
are now studjing at Columbia Univer
sity attended the banquet.
Dean Miller gave the principal aauress
at the meeting in Bowling Green and
four old grads there voluntarily signed
up for life memberships in the 5Iemorial
Union although he never asked for sub
scriptions. The officers of the new chap
ter are: President, Roy Kellar; vice
president, D. R. Kemble, who was grad
uated in 1878; and secretary-treasurer,
Harriet Jacquin. The alumni present
expressed their desire to boost the Me
morial campaign and to work for larger
appropriations for the University from
the next Legislature.
Miss 5Iary Houk, who went to New
York with Dean .Miller, remained there
for a few da)s on business for the 5Ie
FITCH'S PLAY IS WITTY
Jests in "Beau Brummel" Are Still
Told After 32 Years.
"Beau Brummel" is thejplay with
which Clyde Fitch became famous. When
the Harlequin PIa)ers present it tomor
row night at the Hall Theater it will be
just thirty-two )ears from the date of its
premiere in New Y'ork City, when Rich
ard 5Iansficld opened at the 51adison
Square Garden in the title role.
The next morning young Fitch was
the talk of the town. It was only a few
years until "Nathan Hale," "The Gty,"
and "The Truth" had made Fitch the
greatest figure in American drama.
From the beginning, however, the New
Y'ork critics were merciless toward Fitch.
They insisted that only the English writ
ers produced what was worth while on
the stage, and when called upon to see
"Beau Brummel" they dismissed it as
an amusing trifle. Fitch seemed to sus
pect that he would be worshiped only
after his death, for it was scarcely two
jears before it that he wrote "The
Truth". It is generally considered his
"Beau Brummel," while it lacks some
of the technical finish that Fitch later
acquired, has never been surpassed in
this country for its wit, comedy of situ
ation, and its complete audacity. The
Beau's jest to Sheridan against the
Prince of Wales "Sherry, who is your
fat friend?" has been told and retold
the country over.
Hand Upholds Ruling Against
Carrying of Drinks in
825,000 BONDS GIVEN
Issues Injunction Against Fed
eral Intererence With
By Vtuted Pietu
New York, Oct. 23. Federal Judge
Hand today handed down a decision in
which he upheld the Dauglierl) ruling
against the car r) ing of liquor on ships
within American territorial waters.
The court dismissed the petition of the
steamship companies again-t the ruling.
Judge Hand however, did is-ue an in
junction against federal interference with
liquor rationing among the ship crews.
Bonds of $25,000 were given. The ra
tioned liquor cannot be used for any
The steamship companies stated that
they would appeal the ca-e to the United
States Supreme Court.
By Viuted Prttu
Wasiuncton-, Oct. 23. The Dauglierl)
ruling preventing ships with liquor
aboard from leaving and entering Ameri
can territorial waters will now be put in
to full force and effect, it was announced
at the office of the Prohibition Bureau,
upon receipt of the ruling handed down
by Federal Judge Hand rejecting the pe
tition for a permanent injunction b) the
"The ruling will now be enforced,"
said J. J. Britt, counsel of the Prohibi
tion Bureau. "An appeal probably will
be taken to the Supreme Court, but
meanwhile the law- will be enforced."
AMERICAN SUBMARINE S-l
IS AFIRE AT SAN PEDRO
Has Been .Burning Since Midnight
Loss Estimated at $70,000
No One Injured.
r United Preu.
S Pedro, Cal, Oct. 23. The Amer
ican submarine S-4 attached to the lo
cal submarine base here has been afire
since midnight last night.
Naval officers here estimate the loss
at $70,000 provided the fire does r.ot
spread. Only three men were aboard
when the fire was discovered. They
TAVERN TO BE
j 125 Nurses Are Expected for
Convention Program Is
Delegates to the sixteenth annual con
vention of tlie Missouri State NurM-s
Association will arrive today and tomor
row on special Pullmans. About 12a are
expected. There are thirty members of
the association in this vicinity.
The Daniel Boone Tavem will lie head
quarters for the convention and all meet.
ings will be held there. The local dis
trict of the association will hold a bus
iness meeting tonight.
The first session will be licit! tomor
row morning at 10 o'clock. Miss Glad)s
Pennington will substitute for Mi-s Jesse
Burrall who was on the program to
speak at the morning session.
The Rev. Walter 51. Haushalter will
deliver the invocation. Addre es of
welcome xill be given by President J.
I, jones oi me university anu n. i
Hill, president of the Commercial Club.
5Iiss 5Iary Stephenson will make the
response. The president's address will
be delivered by 5liss 5lance Ta)lor. Miss
GIad)s Pennington of Stephens College
will speak on "The purses D)namic
Officers report will be given.
The advisory council luncheon will be
held at the Daniel Boone Tavern. There
will be a tour of inspection of the Uni
versity and a picnic supper .will be serv
ed by students of the home economic?
department of the University at the
Home Economics Buifding.
.Mercer County Club Elects Officers.
5Iembers of the 5Iercer County Cleb
met yesterday afternoon at the home of
5Ir. and 5Irs. 51. Ravmond Collings,
1107 Paquin avenue. The following of
ficers were elected: Pre-ident, Howard
Woods; vice-president, 51. Ra)mond
Collings; secretary and treasurer, L)cia
Injured .Motorist Out of Hospital.
Ceorge Huggins. University freshman
who was pinned under a burning auto
mobile Friday night after a collision on
the Providence road and who later was
taken to Parker Memorial Hospital, was
discharged at 11:30 o'clock yesterday
morning. It was believed at first that be
had been injured internally.
James 51. Garth Buys Property.
Prof. L. 51. Defoe has sold a lot on
the east side of Glenwood avenue, be
tween Broadway and Stewart road, to
James 51. Garth. .Mr. Garth will build
a home on the site.
REPAIR WORK ON FULTON
ROAD NEARLY CO.MPLETE
Road Has Been Scarified by Steam
Plow and the Loose Gravel
Graded to Center.
L. D. Sliobe, superintendent of the
Columbia Special Road District, is com
pleting repair wirk on the Fulton gravel
road which has been in progress for
two weeks. 5Ir. Shobe began the work
at the four-mile limit of the special
road district and worked toward town.
Il will probably be completed today.
The road has been scarified by a
steam plow and the loose gravel thus
formed was graded to the center of the
road just as dirt would be graded, ac
cording to 5Ir. Shobe." After the grad
ing was completed the road was rolled
with a heavy steam roller.
This t)pe of repair work was made
neces-ar), Mr. Shobe said, because the
road was in such a condition tliat it
was useless to Iry to patch it. This
is the first time that such process has
been Used to repair the roads in the spe
cial road di-trict.
The repair work is costing a little
more than $300 a mile, the cost of the
work near Columbia being more because
of the greater quantities of asphalt in
the road, which requires more hauling.
The total cost will approach $1,300.
M. U. Secretary Granted Leave
Under Dr. Hill.
I.eslie 51. Cowan, secretary of the Uni
versity, has been granted a three-months
leave of absence. He left today for New
York, and will sail on Thursday for Eu
rope to be engaged in foreign Red Cross
work, under Dr. A. Ross Hill, former
president of the University of 5Iissouri,
who is foreign director of all Red Cross
In February 5Ir. Cowan was offered
the position of chief assistant to 5Ir.
Hill, which was not accepted by him, on
account of his University connections.
However at the meeting of the Board of
Curators last Saturday in Kansas Gty,
he was granted a three months leave of
absence which enabled him to accept the
mission he is now on. 5Ir. Hill sailed
two weeks ago for Paris, after only four
5'r. Cowan is working under the direc
ton of the national Red Cross, with head
quarters at Washington, and as his com
plete orders have never reached him, he
does not know exactly where he will be
stationed in Europe. However, he will
be sent to Naples and then probably to
His duties probably will include the
purchasing and distribution of food and
supplies in one of the foreign areas, of
which he will have charge.
During 5Ir. Cowan's absence the duties
of the office of Secretary of the Univer
sity will be in the hands of Orville 51.
Barnett, attorney for the University.
FEAR FOR SAFETY OF "SUB"
Crew of 23 on Roland Morlillet Last
Seen Friday Night.
Paris, Oct. 23. Grave fears have
been expressed for the French sub
marine Roland Morlillet, carrying a crew
of twent) -three.
The submarine, returning from the
Near East, was last seen off Brest last
Friday ntgiit. It was feared that the
submarine has been forced out to sea.
Favors Stand of Republicans
in Regard to Independent
By Untied Preti.
DtLLAS. Tex, Oct.
Harding has entered the Texas political
muddle. A letter received from him
by R. B. Creager, state Republican
chairman, was made public, in which
he commended the. Texas Republicans
for eoinsr to the aid of the independent
Creager recently returned from Wash-
ington where he was in conference in
regard to candidate B. Peddy. a 30-)ear-
old lawyer, who was chosen by the anti-
Klu Klux Klan Democrats and adopted
bv the Texas G. O. P. to oppose Earl
B. 5Iayfield, Democratic nominee.
Ma) field, it is alleged, was supported
by the "invisible empire" in the pri-j
JO INSPECT .MASONIC CLUB
Four Members of State Grand Lodge
to Study Building Need.
Four members of the Slasonic Grand
Lodge of 5Iissouri will come to Colum
bia during Homecoming week to in
spect the University of Missouri 5Iason
ci Club. Plans for the affiliation of the
local club with the state organization will
be made at that time. The representa
tives of the Grand Lodge will investigate
the needs for the proposed building for
the use of Masonic students in the Um
A meeting of all University .Masons i
will be held at the Y. 51. C A. at 7:30 1
o'clock Thursday night, W. O. Craig
will give a report of the convention held
in St. Louis last week.
Board of Curators Decides on
Approbation Request With
A Few Changes to
EXACT SUM NOT KNOWN
Cifts to Law School Are An
Building Is Now J. C.
The University of Missouri will ask the
Ceneral Assembly to appropriate nearly
five million dollars for the school for the
next biennial period. This was deiided
upon at the meeting of the Board of Cu
rators in Kansas City Saturday.
The exact amount of the appropriation
request is not available today. Some mi
nor changes were made in the budget as
considered by the curators and these
changes and corrections are being made
today by President J. C Jones.
For maintenance for the two-year perfod
the University will a-k $1,950,000.
For new buildings, eicluding the pro
posed State Ho-pital and minor work of
all kinds on old buildings, the General
Assembly will be aked to give SI ,363,000.
The buildings planned are:
Extension to Home Economics Building,
Extension to Read Hall, $100,000.
Law Building. $100,000.
New Engineering Building, $200,000.
Farm 5Iachinery Building, $50,000.
Service Building, $40,000.
New Chemistry Building, $230,000.
New Dairy Building, $223,000.
Extension to Rothweli G)mnasium,
In connection with the proposed new
Law Building it was announced that a
gift of $50,000 for such a building had
been made by Frank R. Tate of St. Louis
in memory of his son, Lee H. Tate, who
was graduated from the School of Law
in 1913. This sum, with the amount
asked from the Legislature, would make
a building fund of $150,000. It was
pointed out by the curators that the pres
ent structure is old and not fireproof, al
though housing a library worth $100,000.
The Service Building included in the
budget is to be a structure for housing all
of the storey ami supplies of the Univer
sity. In addition to tho budget mentiored.
the University will ask an appropriation
of $975,000 for the new State Hospital.
The items will be: State Hospital $750,
000; Nurses Home, $150,000; Out-pation
and Laboratory Building. $75,000. To
equip this hospital another fund of $300,
000 is asked. An appropriation of a
quarter of a -iiillion dollars was made at
a special session of the last Ceneral As
sembly for a hospital. This money is
being used for the building of a new Uni
versity hospital which is to become a
children's hospital when the medical unit
The rest of the budget is made up of
items covering equipment, repairs. labora
tories, funds for the various divisions and
departments. University extension work,
improvements in the campuses, winter
short course anil similar items.
The board officially named the Horticul
tural Building J. C Whitten Hall, in mem
ory of the late Prof. J. C Whitten, for
many )ear professor of horticulture here.
Tlie first experiment field ever laid out on
the college also was officially named the
J. W. Sanborn Fbld for J. W. Sanborn,
former dean of the College of Agriculture,
who started the field.
Prof. J. D. Elliff wa named permanent
director of the University Summer School.
A gift to the School of Law of the private
law library of the late Dean John D. Law
son was announced. It is valued at
STATE TAKES OVER THE
HALL MUKUEK .MYSTERY
Five Weeks of Fruitless Effort
Spent in Investigation by Lo
r Viuted Prtu.
New Bkl-vswick, N. J, Oct. 23. The
state took over the Hall-.Mills murder
probe after five weeks of fruitless effort
by the local authorities,
Attorney-general .McCran announced
,,ia' he liad appointed W. 5Iott to take
diarge of the investigation of the death
ol the Keverend Hall 'and .Mrs. James
Mills, his choir leader. Local prosecu
tors will co-operate with Mott in the
The grand iurv. that has been meelinc
al Sommersville. was dismissed today.
No j'",!c""" connection with the
luuiuu nas iciuiunj. ljrc July was
dismissed subject to call next week.
New Sidewalk on University Farm.
Improvements on the University farm
which will be completed in the next two
weeks will include a new sidewalk be
tween the Farm Machinery Building and
the Poultry Building. A diagonal walk
will also be built from Hudson avenue
to the Poultry Building.
Jliss Ilert Kesumes Her leaching.
Mi, FJIa Hert, who has been ill at
her home in California for the last ten
days, returned to Columbia Saturday,
and has resumed her position at the Co
lumbia High School.