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Man?/ University of Missouri Stu
dents Depend on Themselves.
Statistics Just compiled at the Missouri State
"University show that fully 50 per cent of all
Its students are dependent on their own re
sources and that nearly -5 per cent work daily
for their own expenses.
Blanks containing this question: "Are you de
pendent on your own resources?" were sent to
the 1,802 students of the university. Of the
£r>;s that replied 435 answered in the affirma
tive, 308 are. entirely dependent on their own
resources, 127 partly so, and 340 are actually
working their way through the university by
doing such jobs as the citizens of the town of
Columbia are able to give them.
One is manager of athletics; two, book agents;
one, driver of a bread wagon; one, a barber;
three, bookkeepers; seven, canvassers; twenty
two, clerks; six, paper carriers; four, commis
saries; one, a carpenter; one, a dishwasher, and
seven, electricians. Fourteen make both ends
meet by rising at 4 o'clock to build the fires in
furnaces -Four make gardens and clean yards.
Two do work on the State Farm. Four are mu
sicians. Twenty-eight are earning money by
doing housework. Twelve are janitors; two,
librarians; eight, laundry agents; one, a leather
worker, and one, a boarding house keeper. Two
are milking cows at the State Farm, twelve
make mechanical drawings and sixteen are en-
Ei'ged in various kinds of newspaper work; four
do odd jobs; seven, printing; four, pressing
clothes; three, photographic work; two. paint
%ig; seven, stenographic work; four, surveying;
iwenty-three, teaching, and one, cabinet work.
One is a clerk in a bank. Two do odd jobs for
Jbeir board. Seven are waiters. One la engaged
In managing and cooking for a clutx Two do
literary work for various magazines.
"In making this Investigation I harve also
tried," said Frederick Kelsey, university pub
lisher, "to find out something about those alumni
who were once self-supporting students of the
Missouri State University. Among those I hare
been able to find are B. T. Galloway, chief of the
division of vegetable physiology and pathology;
United States Department of Agriculture, Wash
ington; Judge Jay I* Torrey, author of tha Tor
rey bankruptcy blB; W. B. Dodson. now to
charge of agricultural education in Louisiana,
and the late James Cooney, Congressman from
the 7th Missouri District."
Mr. Galloway entered the University of Mis
souri in 1881. Speaking of his early experience
■s a student he says: "I applied at the horti
cultural department of the university tor -work.
During the entire school year I carried four reg
nlar studies and managed to get In from twenty-
Bye to thirty nours a ■week to horticultural and
other work, for which I received 10 cents an
bour. During vacations I worked every day.
and in this way earned enough to pay all my
expenses. After three years spent to this way I
was rut In charge of the greenhouses, for which
I received a salary of $50 a month."
Mr. Torrey paid hla way by acting as com
missary of a boarding club, pruning grape
vines, hoeing In the garden and shucking corn
on the State Farm.
Mr. Dodson, relating his experience to a
group O f university boys, the other day, said:
"The first semester I worked on tho State Farm
end the horticultural grounds, receiving 10
cents an hour for my labor. During thia time
I prepared my own meals. The second semester
■led at the old University Boarding Club
and cleaned the rooms of two of the buildings
daily, for which I received $175 a week. Find
ing that this work interfered with my recita
tions, I secured employment at the homo of
Mrs. J. K. Rogers. Here I did general work
nbout the house for my board. I cut the wood,
tarried coal, made fires throughout the house
In the winter, worked to the garden and yard,
milked the cows, groomed Vh.» horse and did
other work when It was necessary. This ar
rangement was continued during the remaining
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years that I was a student of the university.
Including one year of graduate work.
"Money to meet other small expenses— for
books, washing, clothes, subscriptions, eta —
was earned during vacation and by such odd
jobs as ft 11 to my hands during the school term.
One summer I was coachman and general ser
vant for a family spending the summer in Co
lumbia. Two summers I helped to send out
the catalogue's and arrange books in the li
brary. One summer I taught a summer school
In the country.
"During the Christmas holidays I worked to
a Htore as clerk. BVjt two years I groomed a
horse for cmc of the professors In the univer
sity, for which I received 75 cents a month. I
made $10 or $12 In the sophomore and junior
years by. making and selling photographs of
the buildings and of groups of boys. I assisted
tho secretary of the faculty in making out re
ports and recording grades. I bought and sold
second hand books. For a long time I polished
the shoos of a boarder for 50 cents a month."
Thf- late CongrPFsman Cooney was a fn.o ex
ample of what a Missouri boy of pluck and de
termination may accomplish through his own
efforts. A year and a half before be saw Co
lumbia he made up his mind to enter the uni
versity. "At that time," he said, "I had no
money, but in that year arid a half I laid by
$500. It was the result of teaching, selling
apple trees and a contract for cutting corn and
broomcom. With that sum I eatatei the uni
versity in the spring of 186&
"In the vacations I earned in the harvest an<l
hay fields about $50; and I earned (15 cutting
weeds and building .i I nee on the State Farm.
The world looked upon me as a poor y-mng
man. but I regarded th.v as a Joke. I had
enough to lend a fellow student snJßel ml to
pay his board for six months without charging
a cent of interest. I never felt as rich in all
my life as during those years I spent In tha
The other day C A. Newton, of Wright
Them summer camps for boys are becoming mora popular every year.
(C*pyrlsht. 1904. by Underwood * Underwood. New-York.)
County, a member of tho General Assembly of
Missouri, declared In a plea for his Alma Mater
that "I could not go to Yale or Harvard, but
I could go to the State University of Missouri.
For four years I lived on less than $2 a week,
and hundreds of young men are doing the same
Ferdy Her father cut me dead, but she says
she will marry r:i.^ anyway.
Jerrol.l — Gad! Troubles never come singly do
they, old man? (Pack.
An heiress who tired in l">ubuque
Was courted and won by a duqae.
Hut the nobleman gay
Made her wealth fade away.
And she had to go out as a cuque.
— (Catholic Standard and Timea.
New Came for Boys Who Can Srctm
Well Pr&vidt s (iood Spurt.
By Clayton Jane*.
The game of water bareball as played at Cam»
Idlewild for boys, although little known, la tea
of the most interesting 1 games imaginable, sine*
it combines the main points of both baseball
and water polo.
The rales of the game are simple, the only re
quirements being ability to swim well and to
throw a ball. One large raft and four KnaU
ones about a yard square are needed, which are
set out as in a baseball diamond, the large
raft serving as home plate and the small ones
as pitcher's box and the three bases. The dia
mond is. of course, much smaller than a base
ball diamond, the distance between bases being
about twelve yards. The ball used Is a tennis
ball, and the bat a club about eighteen Inches
long. Five boys play on each side, the catcher
playing on the home raft and the others at the
pitcher's and base rafts. Each man stands on
his raft, the batter also being on the ho:u»
The batting rules are different from those la
baseball in that there Is no calling of strikes
and balls: everything la fair and one strike is
out if caujjht. The "everything fair" rule n:akes
It possible to tun and hit the ball directly tow
ard the catcher. If you are the first to bat and
hit the hall, say, toward third, splash! ami yea
are off for first. As you rise to the surface
after the dive you see the third baseman and the
pitcher furiously swimming- after the ball. Oh,
how fearful you are of getting caught!
To your excited eyes ft teem as If first Trifle
were a mile sway. As yon near the base yoa
see the pitcher seize the ball and turn In th«
water to throw It. But It Is no easy matter
to throw a ball -while treading water, and the
chances are that the throw Is a bad one and yoe
are safe.
You now turn your attention toward second,
To steal It seems easy, and so. as soon as the
pitcher delivers the ban. yon start. But if as
goes well with the other team, when you hare
Rone about a third of the distance yon notice
that the second baseman has the ball. Giving
up all hope of gaining second, you turn to regain
first, and to your horror note that the first base
man has followed you and waits for the ball
about five feet in your rear.
Madly, now, you again turn your effurt^ tow-

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