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UNIVERSITY MTSSOXJMAN.
VOLUME I.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1908.
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NUMBER 7
I1HDEPENDENT" TO
REAPPEAR
Publication to Be Four-Page
Weeklv, Printed Saturday
Night.
PATTERSON MANAGING EDITOR
Will Be "Organ for Free
Expression of Student
Opinion."
The Independent of the University
f Missouri, u weekly student publica-
ion which was discontinued at the Me
aning of the pre-ent school term, will
revived ;i a four-page weekly.
rinted on Saturday night and delivered
o subscribed on Mindny morning.
. W. Patter-on. of Kana- City, wili
er of the Itolliiis scholarship in the
ticailemic Department last year and a--ociatc
editor of the The Independent
1007-S, will be managing editor of the
. ?. L t V.. Al...
Eper. A commiiicc euoeu ov i"
ard of Managers of the Independent
ivill have charge of the editorial pol
icy.
The firt i m will appear next Sun-
Bay.
Bills announcing the revival ot the
Independent were posted in the Uuiver
itv buildings la-t night. The announce-
nent read, in part:
"At the stag reception Friday cven-
ng, President Hill stated his regret at
he temporary discontinuance of the
ndependent. Therefore, and because
here must be some organ for the free
expression of student opinion, the In
dependent will again appear."
"Faculty Wants It."
Merrill Otis, a member of the Inde
pendent Roard of Managers, gave this
statement to a reporter for the Uni-
rersitv Missourian:
At the V. M. C. A. stag social Pres-
dent Hill said that he regretted that
he Independent board had seen fit to
liscontinue the paper, and that lie would
ike to see it Parted again. A large
lumber of faculty members also have
Wged the publication and there has
en a strong demand for it by students
knd alumni.
"The Independent will cover all the
Friday night and Saturday pews that
s not covered by any other paper. It
ivill attempt to present the viewpoint
f the students. The board as a whole
vislies success to the University Mis-
ourian, but it believe.- there .-liould be
ome paper conti oiled entirely by the
tndent body. In this the board be-
ieves that it ha- not only the support
)f the students and faetulty generally.
Hit of the faculty of the Department
f Journalism. This belief i- certainly
ustilied the statement of the pur
Kse of the University Missourian in its
pening editorial."
3T0CK JUDGING TEAM
IS OFF TO ST. JOSEPH
Vine Students from Department of
Animal Husbandry, in Contest.
Prof. F. P.. Mumford ami Piof. E. A.
rrowhridge. of the Department of Ani-
nal Husbandry, left this morning for
St. Joseph, with a stock judging team
lomposed of the following students:
Turner Wright, John E. llyhuid. J. T.
L'ole, E. C OW'eal. II. P. Griffin. W. L.
f-'owler, Earl an Xatta, H. E. MeXatt.
knd Geoige C. White.
This team hopes to win the highest
number of points as a stock judging
leam. The member- are well lit ted lor
llie work, some of the men belli" mem-
ers of la-t year's prize winning team.
From tin- H-t there will be live men
bicked to make the team and there will
two alternatives.
'RESIDENT ROOSEVELT
RETURNS TO CAPITAL
Executive Addresses Cheering Crowd
From Train Platform.
f? United Pns.
OYSTER 15AY. Sept. 22 President
.onspw.i! departed today for Wa-hmg-
on after his summer vacation. Three
Ipecial ca's ,.lrried his part v.
At the -f.it ion a cheering crowd gath-
Ired and i't Pi evident made a -peech
Iroin tln i. .i ii'.ittorm of the train. The
lie-, was ... ..r,.. ,i,!(t lu wa- com-
Ilel t.
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'.I'll I 111' lll'ltll I'.lllX. Il.ll.llf-
lyurj i.
w m.-i. and children.
The emliVm of the Chief Executive
Ill- liinriuii.' i Iuuiti'.I l'loin the l!:v'-
lole ai Nvjf.im..r. Hill, never again to be
loisted tn,t,., ir. Koo-evelt should
rain be eh- ted president.
EVER EAT TOGOSCH?
KING EDWARD LIKES
IT, PARIS LEARNS
It's
a Fish the Size of a Large
Carp, Much Appreciated by
Gourmets.
PARIS, Sept. 22 Some excitement
was caused by the publication in the
Paris papers of the menu given to M.
Clemenceau and M. L vol sky by King
Edward at Marienbad.
At the head of the bill of fare fig
ured the words, "Grilled Fogo-eh," and
nobody in Paris knew what fogosch
was. There wa- much speculation what
the dish was.
Fogosch is a fish about the size of
a large carp, which is caught in hake
L'alaton, in Hungary, and very mucn ap
preciated by gourmet. An enterpris
ing restaurant hetper here has tele
graphed for a daily supply of fogosch
to be sent to him packed in ice until
Parisians have forgotten that it formed
a part of the royal menu.
COFFIN OF 400-LB. MAN
IS TOO LARGE TO BE
TAKEN INTO CHURCH
Services Are Held in Open Air Over
Body of Illinoisan, Borne on
Baggage Tiuck.
PI1IL0, III.. Sept. 22. The huge cas
ket containing the ImhIv of L. C. Porter
lield of Philo, weighing -HHI pounds, who
died of heart disease, was borne to the
church on a baggage truck. As the door
was too small to admit the coffin, fun
eral services were held on the church
steps.
Porterfield. who wa- one of the wealth
iest men in Philo. had been an invalid
six years. Instead of his illness decreas
ing his weight it increased it. When be
died his measurements were: Height, 0
feet 2 inches; breadth across shoulders.
315 inches; breadth across hips, 24 inches;
girth of leg at calf. 24 inches.
SENATOR SUNSHINE IS
OUT OF WEATHER GAME
BECAUSE OF CHARGES
Gen. Cloudiness Takes His Place in
Weather Campaign for the
Piesent.
Senator Sunshine has decided to with
draw from the weather campaign on
account of charges that he is in the
employ of the ice trust, and his "dates"
will be filled hereafter by Gen. Cloud
iness. This announcement was made
today by Manager Rceder as follows:
"Cloudy tonight and Wednesday;
cooler Wednesday.'
The temperature at 2 p. m. was 77
degrees.
TOO BAD! GATES SAYS
HE'S AGAINST HUGHES
Millionaire Real Peevish About Race
Track Legislation.
XEW YORK. S.pt. 2 . John W.
Gates, who returned from Europe to
day on the Mauretania. said lie had
found many lepublicans in Europe who
had told him they would not vote either
for Taft or Hughes, the reason for the
first being that thev did not believe
the president should be encouraged in
selecting his successor, and for the sec
ond because of his attitude on the race
track question.
"I certainly will not vote for
Hughes." he said, "and I will have lots
of company in the ranks of the repub
licans. Hughes made an attack on per
sonal liberty in his attitude regarding
race tracks and the time might come,
if such a course were kept up, where a
man would find himself violating the
law if he gave a woman a pair of
gloves. A man I knew in IJuHalo, who
has a block of husines, in Saratoga,
told me that he had to close his Sara
toga place because of Hughes.
""Many republicans that I have talked
with have told me tiiat they will not
register because they do not care to
vote for I'ryan and they will not vote
for Taft.''
INSANE MAN KILLS
TWO WITH CROWBAR
Mulatto Flees to Woods, Pursued by
Guards.
I'.y United Prts.
WASHINGTON. 1). C. Sept. 22.
Andrew Light foot, a mulatto patient in
the liovernineiit in-ane ho-pital here,
today became suddenly crazed and killed
Patrick Malonev and Margaret Fallon.
I patient-, with a crowbar.
He e-caiH'd into the woods. Dtirsiied bv
I I .
Governments guaid-.
hadley to Speak Here.
lleiherr S. Ilndlev. renuhlicnn nominee
for governor of Missouri,
-peal; in Columbia Oct. ."!.
at the Airdome Theater.
is billed to
at, 2 p. m
"SHOW ME" MEANS ALL SORTS
OF THINGS TO COLUMBIANS
State Veterinarian Said in
Washington Speech It
Was Detriment.
SOME THINK IT PROGRESSIVE
Others Think It Insulting,
Silly, Conservative What
Do YOU Think ?
It is clear that Columbia is divided
against itself when it comes to discus
sion of Missouri's great catch word,
"show me."
A canvass by reporters for the UNI
VERSITY MISSOURIAN of prominent
persons, for opinioi-. brought forth prac
tically a diU'eicnt view from each.
The discussion was provoked by the
declaration of State Veterinarian 1). F.
I.uckey. who lives in Columbia, while
in Washington recently, that the "show
me" spirit is the greatest detriment to
the State's piogress. Press dispatches
told of the utterance, but Dr. I.uckey
has now returned to Columbia.
Prominent business men, educators,
and a clubwoman were asked for opin
ions on the subject. What they said
follows:
Ingrained Doubt.
In Washington Dr. I.uckey said:
"No one would 1m' more frank than 1
to admit that the "show me spirit is
the worst enemy of Missouri and man
kind everywhere. Ft does not embody
a demand for proof, but a stublxirn ad
herence to prejudices. It is ingrained
doubt. I never have been able to learn
how it originated. Whether it is merely
a laconic way of expressing a Missouri
mind or whether it is merely a slang
word that has long since been denatured,
I do not know. But, for all its char
acteristics 'show me' Missouri is one of
the most progre-sive states of the
country, and 1 am here to uphold its
laurels."
Dr. I.uckey corroborated this state
ment after arriving here.
In Kentucky, Too.
Mrs. Anita M. McAfee, club woman:
"The "show me' spirit is very com
mendable. I like to have things shown
to me. and like to show others.
"There is a book called "The ISea-ou
Why.' which everyone interested in this
subject should read. I do not think,
however, that the "show me' spirit is
confined to Missouri alone. I am from
Kentucky, and that spirit is manifested
there as much as here.
"It is the natural American charac
ter. Without it Americans would not
be 'Americans. This spirit is developed
from babyhood, when the child lir-t be
gins to ask questions, anil it continues
to develop through life.
"All in all, it shows that strength of
character which makes the good man.
and the good woman."
Power For The Uplift.
Mrs. G. 15. MeFarlane, clubwoman:
"Whether the Show me' phrase means
that we are ignorant, or whether it
means that we are prone to shift things
to the ljottom. to investigate thoroughly.
I do not think it applies to Missouri
more than to any other State.
"Assuming, however, that it indicates
a spirit of thorough investigation, I
think it would tend to better the world,
and to uplift all who adopted it as their
motto to a higher standard."
Dean Jones Says It's Silly.
Dean J. C Jones. College of Arts and
Science. "I do not know the origin of
the expression 'show in".' and I am not
sure that I understand its meaning.
I may not agree with Dr. I.uckey. but
do not disagree with him altogether.
"If the expression is taken to mean that
Missouriaiis are ignoramuses and that it
takes any more showing to make them
understand than it does the people of
any other -late, then I think the ex
pression does Mi-souri a great injustice.
"P.ut if it is understood outside of the
State to mean that Mi (nirian- are
doubting Thomn-c and that they doubt
every per-on or -'heme or plan, then
it i- indeed an injustice to Mi ouri. I
do not think the exprc ion or the
-pint is any more applicable to this
-tale than to any other.
"1 regard the expression 'show me" as
sillv."
Commendable Spirit.
George K. EIH-. secret aiy of the
State Hoard of Agriculture. "Mi ouri
people a- a rule are conservative and
slow to take up with a new thing. They
jnre not eaily -uccptih!c to "gold brick"
I proHi,ition-. but iiiu-t be -hown that a
thing is right before they take an;.
jchan-cs with it.
"Our p.-ople look l'Iow the surface
I for results. The spirit of wanting to I12
I shown i- a commendable one to any peo
HERE ARE VARYING VIEWS FROM
COLUMBIANS ON FAMOUS PHRASE
It is silly.
It may be an insult.
It is ingrained doubt.
It shows sturdy conservatism.
It is the spirit which brooks no counterfeit.
It is an incentive to a higher standard.
It is good if not pushed to extremes.
It keeps us from buying gold bricks.
It indicates a commendable spirit of taking nothing for granted.
It means we're ignorant.
It is proof of a desire to sift things to the bottom.
It is a serious detriment to Missouri's progress.
It is the shibboleth of the men who do things.
It is the worst enemy of mankind.
It embodies only a stubborn adherence to prejudices.
It is a great advertising force.
It is the natural American character.
ple and 'show me' Missouri stands emi
iieuttv distinguished among her sister
states; and the reputation she lias at
tained. I would attribute in part, at
least, to this traditional term."
Brooks No Counterfeit.
The "man on the street:" "Show me' is
typically Mi ourian. It is good idiom.
It expresses the spirit of the Wet, of
the men who do things, the men who
have shown others and now demand that
others show them.
It is the spirit that will brook no
counterfeit, that demands genuineness
above all things.
"It symbolizes the spirit of research
anil investigation, of taking nothing for
granted.
"It can be applied equally to education
and politics and to a game of draw
poker.
The Missourian wants to be shown be
fore he is willing to hand out the coin.
After he is shown, he is ready to go
ahead, but not before.
'Show me' well, the Directoire gown
seems to be filling the bill, all right, even
though it does conic from Paris."
It May Be An Insult.
Dean II. B., Department of Engineer
ing. "I think it is all right when used
in a joking way, but it can also lw used
as a term of insult. T have never given
very much thought to it."
Urges Golden Mean.
Henry Jackson Waters, Dean of the
School of Agriculture. "1 think the ex
pression show me is not detrimental
as long as it does not interfere with a
man's doing a little investigating on his
own part.
I think that there are two extremes:
Young Woman's Body Found
Near Scene of Miss
Schaefer's Death.
rir Tnlted Press.
BEDFORD, Ind., Sept. 22. A sensa
tion was created here today through the
discovery of the body of a murdered
girl a few yards from the spot where
Sarah Schaefer, a pretty school teacher,
was murdered five years ago.
Her face was flattened, as was Miss
Schaefer's. The mystery of her death
was never solved.
The ImwIv is unidentified.
U. D. C. OFFICERS ELECTED
1 Guy L. Sperry Chosen President of
Students' Organization.
(!uy I.. Sperry. a senior engineer, of
i.ockwood. Mo., was elected president of
the University Dining Club of the Uni
versity of Missouri at the annual elec
tion of officers last night at the Club,
sperry succeeds W. C. Davidson, of
Worth county, Mo., who was graduated
last spring fiom the engineering de
partment of the University.
Three new members of the Club
Council were elected: Walter Stewart.
Xeo-ho. Mo.; Senior Alt. Kay Duulap.
Mexico. Mo.. Senior Engineer; and 11. A.
Smith, of Cornell. Iowa. Junior Law.
Gymnasium Meeting Wednesday.
The fir-t meeting of the -ttidtnts in
Collide A in Phvsieal Education will 1'
held to-morrow at 7:.'!0 p. in. at the Uni
versity of Missouri gymnasium. All the
men in gymnasium classes will meet t
morimv at ."i p. m.. for a half-hour ses
sion. It is not nece-ary to wear gym
nasium dress to thi meeting.
BEDFORD DAS NEW
iilRDER MYSTERY
one in not exhibiting the 'show me" spirit
at all, and the other in exhibiting it to
much. If one goes to neither extreme 1
think the expression a good one."'
Unprogressive Class."
Pi of. M. F. Miller, head of the Depart
ment of Agronomy: "In my view the
term "show me' tends strongly to the
ridiculous or even to the antagonistic
spirit. I think it is u-ed by people gen
erally in a sort of don't-believe-you
spirit, and that people outside of the
state look upon 'show me' Missourians
as a rather slow and unprogressive
class."
Great Advertisement.
E. W. Stephens, former editor: "1
know of no similar expression so uni
versally applied to any state. In my
recent trip around the world I met
with that expression almost constantly.
The minute a person found out that 1
was from Missouri he would remark,
"Oh, yes, you are from the state whose
people must be shown.
"This expression has been a great ad
vertising force for the state. But it
has come to be trite, and I am inclined
to think that it is now used in a hu
morous sense only.
"However, if this expression conveys
to the world the idea that a Missourian
is a person who must at all times have
evidence for the faith that is within
him, it is highly creditable.
"I am of the opinion that Missourians
could get along exceedingly well without
the expression, and that its use is an
noying to many. Yet 1 do not believe
that its use is detrimental to the best
interests of the state.
"I know nothing of the origin of the
phrase."
YEGGMEN EIRE OK
Attempt to Blow Safe
Failure, Robbers Make
Escape
a
By United Press.
WHEELING, Mo., Sept. 22. Yeggmen
today attempted to blow open the safe
of the Farmers and Merchants' Hank.
The explosion destroyed the vault, but
the safe was undamaged.
The yeggmen fired at several men who
atempted to arrest them, and escaped.
The sheriir and and a large posse of
men started in pursuit.
GIRL BATTLES WITH
CROWD; SHOOTS TWO
Colorado Miss Declares She Fired
To Defend Herself.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Sept. 22. Armed
with a rifle, Miss Annie Coplen of C.illett,
twelve miles from here, fired as rapidly
las she could into a group of men who
' were making a disturbance in front of
her mother's home.
J As a result Robert R. Veiling, partner
of Sheriir Grimes in a cyanide plant at
Gillett. was wounded in the head over
the right eye and will not live. Wilbur
Rand was shot in the left leg.
Mis, Cornell was brought to Cripple
1 - -
j Creek. Her mother declares that the
'girl fought a battle with the men and
I won. According to the mother's story.
!th- men wcie shouting and singing and
Ithe girl -tepp-d out upon the front steps
jand rctpicstul them to desit.
One of the man. the girl declares, fired
at her. She immediately seized a rille
and returned to do battle. Mi Coplwi.
iteing .1 dead shot, every bullet she fired
found a niaik. As soon a- the two men
fell the others fled.
MISSOURI
TOWN
E
IS "IN
T"
New Gown Makes Its Bow to
Columbia, and Columbia
Gasps.
EVER SEE "CINDERS OF ROSES?"
That's the Name of Shade
Which is Very Latest
Agony.
That shocking creation, the directoire
gown, "on living models," made its de
but in Columbia yesterday. The models
held a soiree at the Hotel Cordon, and
Columbia hastened thither to see, and
to gasp.
One of the models wore what the
neck-craning audience was as,ured was
an exact duplicate of the gown which
created a sensation at the Longchamps
race course in Paris let's see, how long
ago was it i only alout a month
how wonderfully progressive these met
ropolitan houses are. to In; sure!
It was of clinging "banana" satin,
this particular directoire, the skirt being
slit ii the left side to the waist, and
the model wore slippers and hosiery of
"smoke" gray. AH who saw the gown
were prepared to say what the shade of
the hosiery wa.
"Sheath Gowns," Too.
It is not recorded that Columbia is
investing heavily in the directoire gown.
Those who went yesterday did most of
their sightseeing in that section of the
exhibit, but when they wanted to pur
chase they chose more conservative
styles.
Several other directoire gowns and
suits were shown; one a handsome black
broadcloth, with Robespierre collar, deep
lapels inlaid with Baby Irish lace, the
coat slashed up the sides. A new shade,
"'cinders of roses," and fine tucks are
much in evidence on all gowns.
Among other things shown were skirts
made with empire girdles in the sheath
stvle.
"DRY" COHORTS TAKE
INDIANA STATE HOUSE
Praying and Singing Are Weapons in
Local Option Fight.
Bjr United Press.
IXDHXAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 22.
Dozens of special trains today brought
hundreds of local option enthusiasts to
lobby in favor of the local option bill
before the special session of the legis
lature. Praying and singing are kept up con
tinually at the Statehouse, with the
State Anti-Saloon League leading in the
demonstration. The Senate today rec
ommended the bill for passage by a
vote of thirty-five to fourteen, but the
fate of the measure in the house is un
certain. Local option supporters charge the
brewers with keeping several legislators
drunk, so they will not be able to an
swer roll call.
FULL QUOTA OF CADETS
Those Entering Late Must Buy
Their Own Uniforms.
Commandant Joseph Frazier of the
University of Missouri Cadets said this
morning that :U cadets had entered the
Military Department.
The appropriation provides for only
.10!) uniforms and cadets entering after
this limit is reached must buy their own
uniforms.
Hawaians Oust Whites,
lly United Pre-s.
HOXOLULU, Sept. 22. A movement
has lieeii started here to oust all white
men from elective offices in Hawaii. The
Honolulu white police already have liven
ousted.
The Ilawaiians easily control the elec
tions. Miss Paxton Recovers.
Mi-s Mary P.ixton. a member of the
Kapp.i Kappa Gamma sorority, is now
attending elas-e alter -everal days in
the Parker Memorial Hospital following
1 a nervous breakdown.
Class Rush Tomorrow Night.
The Freshman-Sophomore class rush
will ! held tomorrow night on the
campus of the University of .Missouri.
Almut 2'0 are expectiil to take part
on each side. O. D. Chrisinan, of Spring
field. Mo., a senior engineering student,
will Ik- field mar-hal.
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