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jj.CTWf-3. FOURTH YEAR. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1912. NUMBER 208. 10NA LISA" ADDED io m. yuirncs "Is the Finest Reproduction Ever Made," Says Dr. John Pickurd. HUNG IN ACADEMIC HALL Stealing of Original Last Year Has Caused Much Stir in Art Circles. Art loveis may imagine that "JIo na Lisa" lias come to light again in Columbia. They may even wonder if someone around the Unfrersity didn't steal the masterpiece f i om the Louvre in Paris. A repioduction of "Mona Lisa" was hung in the north corridor of Academic Hall this morning. 'This is the finest reproduction eter made," said Dr. John IVkaxd proudly when he drew the picture from its secret place in his office to show it jesterday. "If it could be hung by the side of the original, crit ics could scarcely tell which was the reproduction and which the real." The romance of the disappearance of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, "Mona Lisa" causes the reproduction to be of even more interest to the public. The picture was missed from the Louvre Monday, August 21, 1911, but it was supposed that the official photographer had taken it to his stu dio to copy it as he had often done. The museum was suddenly closed Tuesday owing to the bui sting of a waterpipe, and at ." o'clock that af ternoon it was announced that the picture had been stolen. The heavy frame was found on staircase lead ing to one of the cloak rooms. It was one of three or four supreme art treasurer of the Louvre. As a rough indication of its intrinsic alue, art dealers hae ranked it second only to the "Sistine Madonna," The British Goiernnient once offered 5 million dollars for it, but it was not to be purchased. The story of its disappearance not only interested art lovers the world over but has had a special interest for many thousands of American tourists who have gazed upon that famous "inscrutable smile." The stories about the subject of the por trait and the unending discussions as to the character shown by the face and meaning of the smile have, apart from the painting's undoubted val ue as a work of art, made it a sub ject of universal discussion. The ac cepted version is that Mora was the wife of Francesco del Gioconda and that Leonardo painted the picture at intervals for four years. The sittings were brief because he could paint only when Mona smiled. He is said to have had beautiful music played to bring the smile to Mona's face. One great artist in describing the picture said, "It is a beauty wrought out from within upon the flesh, the deposit, cell by cell, of strange thoughts and fantastic reveries and exquisite passions." The reproduction has been bought by the University. It is on canvas and the coloring is exquisitely done, according to Dr. Pickard. The brown flesh tints give the effect of the ori ginal picture, slightly worn and dis colored by age. This is the third of the series of reproductions of great paintings made by a Chicago firm which the University has purchased. The other two are a "Portrait of Erasmus" and "Age of Innocence." DELTA SIGMA K1IO INITIATES Seven Men Taken Into the National Debating Fraternity. Seven University of Missouri stu dents were initiated in the Delta Sig ma Rho fraternity Wednesday night. This is a national inter-state debat ers' fraternity. Five of the seven men initiated were students in the School of Law. The new members are: M. A. Wilder, ot Mt. Vernon; Lionel M. Drum, of Columbia; Ar nold Just, of St. Joseph; F. R. Ansel ment. of Ava; Doyle C. McDonough, of Cameron; E. L. Marshall, of Ava lon. and W. L. Ross, St. Louis. Recital at Stephens Tonight. Miss Verna Mahan of Moberly.Mo., "will give her graduation pianoforte recital at 8:13 o'clock tonight in Stephens College auditorium. The Program includes numbers from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Schubert. A. It. Hoone in Columbia. A. R. Boone, candidate for lieuten ant governor, was a Columbia visitor Jesterday. Mr. Boone lives at Charleston, Mo. GOOD WEATHER FOR GAMES Fair and Wanner. Is Piediction of the Buieau. The forecast of the United States Weather Bureau until 7 o'clock to morrow night is: For Columbia Fair and warmer tonight and Saturday. For Missouri Fair tonight and probably Saturday; rising tempera ture. The temperatures: 7 a. m 47 11 a. m 64 S a. m 54 12 noon 65 0 a. m ."i9 1 p. m 67 10 a. m 62 2 p. m 68 GIRLS HEADY FOK MAY DAY. FestiUties Will Begin t 4:30 O'clock Tomorrow Afternoon. Final plans have been made for the girls' May celebration which will begin at 4:30 o'clock Saturday after noon. Miss Frances Miller is busi ness manager of the stunt, Leslie Holi in an stage director. Miss Eleanor Kleenman grand marshal and Miss Ruth Mason field marshal. The attendants of Miss Jean Har ris, the May Queen, will be: Seniors, Misses Venia Johnson and Eva Bren dell: Juniors, Katherine Barnes and Anne Shaw; Sophomores, Sarah Knight McLaughlin and Norma IJoehiner; Freshmen. Hildegarde Walls and Mary Louise Miller. Miss Mary Gentry will be crown bearer and Misses Martha Vhitten and Ruth Moore will be train bearers. The Daisies and flower girls will be Misses Emma Hundhausen, Lucile Loeb, Elizabeth McClure, Mary Louise Miller, Irvinna Rose, Jennie Harris, Louise Halliburton, Bess Car ter. Ethel Reniley, Eunice Reniley, Leota Versen. Ruby Hill, Edith Mil ler. Era Darnell. Grace McGregor, Delia Langston, Edith Crawford, Mabel Prather, EIna Beaven, Anna Jean Crouch, Elsie Beckman, Robbie Heaven and Ruth Miller. Tlie stars are: Veia McReynolds, Sara Lockwood, Martha Chiun, Irma Waltner, Blanche Haunian, Fannie Frank. The Blue Birds and fire flies are Elementary School children. The hours and perfumes are: Janet Vandewater, Mildred Bixby. Lucile Shepherd, Margaret Woodworth, (Dorothy Jones. Grace Hargis, Bere nice Sturges, Catherine Wells, Kath erine .Barnes, Ruth Babcock, Hulda Roliman. Matilda Rollman. The quarter loaves are: Frances Yeater, Ramona Walters, Rebecca Bryan and Mabel Hurst. The dancers attending Night are: Mary Noe. Eva Brendell, Lila Dalton, Stella Davis, Ruth Timberlake, Lillie Grebe, Ruth Gundlach, Julia Veach, Elsie Carter, Jaunita Fink, Sarah K. McLaughlin, Beth VanDorstan, Lucile Phillips and Margaret Moss. The Will o' the Wisps and Fairies are: Elsie Elliott, Irene Board, Mary Louise Bowls. Caroline Southern, Mary Southern, Mary Nancy Graham, Hildegarde Walls, Vallye Boyce, Nelle Schultz, Hortense Sichel, Mabel Major and Margaret McElroy. COLUMBIA HIGH GRADUATION Kmlcllc Jesse Is Valedictoi inn of the Senior Class. Bredelle Jesse is valedictorian of the senior class of the Columbia High School and Miss Pearl Ragsdale is salutatorian. Robert M. Walker won the American History Prize. The Rev. W. J. Williamson, pastor of the Third Baptist Church at St. Louis will deliver the address at the six teenth annual commencement which will be held next Friday night at the Columbia Theater. There will be sixty-two graduates, of which forty-two are girls The commencement program includes an invocation by the Rev. W. S. St. clair; music by the high school or chestra; salutatory address by Miss Ragsdale; oration, "Municipal Gov ernment by Commission" by Robert Walker piano solo by Miss Pauline Kiass; recitation, "The Honor of the Woods" by Miss Ina Fountain; vio lin solo by Walter Payne; valedictory essay. "Shakcspear's Humor" by Mr. Jesse, and the class song. The American History Prize will be awarded by Mrs. J. S. Branham and the diplomas will be presented by F. W. Neidermeyer, president of the school board. To Deliver Commencement Address. Dr. Manley O. Hudson, assistant professor of law in the University of Missouri, went to Montgomery City today to deliver the commencement address of the Montgomery City High School. Mis. Hartley to Visit Here. Mrs. Herbert S. Hadley of Jefferson City will be the guest of Mrs. A. '.loss Hill and attend the play given l the Unitersity sir's tomorrow. Kl WINS DOUBLES FR0MM.U.ENTR1ES Cannon Defeats Hurnett in Singles, but Chang Loses to Cave. CHAIRS FOR SPECTATORS Missouri Valley Tennis Tour nament Proceeds Meirily and Play is Fast. Missouri lost to Kansas in the opening round of the doubles in the annual Missouri Valley Tennis Tour nament this morning. Cannon and Bushman of Missouri won the first set from Buwiett and Nees of Kansas, C-4. The Kansas men braced, and won the next two sets, 6-3 and C-4. The match was exciting until the last minute, as Missouri was always within a chance of taking the match. During the match Burnett of Kansas fell to the court while trying to reach a ball for the return. A few minutes later Cannon fell in the same way. Kansas lost all chance to win the singles championship early in the tournament, and failed to score a point, both men losing. Summers of Ames and Jackson of Drake; Nees of Kansas and Brodix of Washington, were matched in the opening round, the other contestants being passed to the second round. Brodix won the match from Nees after the Kansan had won the first set, 6-2, taking the second and third sets with ease. 613. 7-5. Jackson of Drake defeated Summers of Ames, winning straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Jack Cannon took on Burnett. Kan sas' second player, and defeated him handily in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Chang, Missouri's second entry in the singles, lost to Cave of Ames in a close match, deucing the first set, but losing 7-5, and then dropping the second set, 6-2. Adkins of Washington, Brodix's team-mate, won from Nicholson of Drake in easy form, taking both sets 6-2. Brodix, in his second match de feated Nicholson's teammate, Jack son, in the last match of the evening, 6-2. 6-3. The honors in the doubles will go to Washington or Kansas, according to the winner in the finals tomorrow morning. In the semi-finals, Brodix and Adkins of Washington easily took the match from Jackson and N'cholson of Drake. Nees and Bur nett of Kansas won from Summers and Cave or Ames after checking Missouri's chance in the doubles. Ames was easy for the Kansas men, as they took the match 6-2, 6-1. The finals in the tournament will be played tomorrow morning. The final in doubles will be played at 9:30 and the singles at 1 1 o'clock. Chairs will be placed in the bleachers so that women may be more comfortable. Rrodiv Wins From Cave. In the semi-finals in the singles this afternoon Brodix of Washington University won from Cave of Ames, 6-1 and 6-3. CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GIRLS GO Confusion at Wabash Station When They I'ait From Classmates. The" last happy moments before va cation were sadly broken this morn ing when the Wabash conductor gave the signal for departure. There was immediate consternation among the girls on the platform and for several seconds it was difficult to tell who was leaving, Annita had left her suit case in the waiting room. She started back but someone brought it. Marie ran out on the platform, kissed three classmates and got on the wrong train. There was just time to check the trunks. That mean conductor would not wait until they were put on the train. There was another cy cle of kisses, and the half dozen Christian College girls left their score of classmates on the platform. Inter-Clnss Track Meet Tomorrow. The inter-class numeral track meet will be held during the baseball game with Kansas tomorrow after noon. All men who win first places will be given numerals. Ribbons for each of the three places will also be given. Track rooters will get their last chance to see the track team in real action. The last hard workout will be taken Saturday afternoon. Frank W. McAllister Here. Frank W. McAllister of Paris. Mo., J Democratic candidate for attorney general, is in Columbia today. C. E. M' ADAM MISSED THE TITANIC Could not Make Connections From Post in the Philippines. IS VISITING BROTHER HERE Dr. .1. It. Pinion, '09, Also Returns to Missouri for a Visit. Clarence E. McAdam, a graduate of the School of Engineering in '09, has returned from the Philippines where lie has been a lieutenant in the con stabulary for three years. He is vis iting his brother, J. M. McAdam, here but will return to Salisbury, his former home, for a few days. Lieu tenant McAdam has a leave of ab sence for three months but does not know whether he will stay in the United States or go back to the Phil ippines. He believes that luck was with him on his trip back to America for be cabled from Manila canceling his pas sage on the Titanic two weeks before the ill-fated steamer sailed. The only reason he cancelled his passage on the Titanic was that he could not get suitable accommodations on a Span ish mailboat which would have reached England in time. Dr. McAdam says that he was not only fortunate in the matter because the steamship went down, but that he was several dollars better off by tak ing the shorter route. He came over in the Korea, a Pacific mallmoat which landed in San Francisco. Lieutenant McAdam has been in Cayagan Province, which is 200 miles north of Manila and is the richest valley in the Islands. The noticeable thing, according to Mr. McAdam, is that the English language is running a close second with Spainish for usage among the natives. "Ot bourse each district has a dia lect cjfts own," he said "but all are anxicffc to learn English. The lan guage? is even taught in the town, province and municipal high schools. One thing about this English lan guage, is it is not confined only to the Philippines in that part of the world. I found that in practically every City in China and Japan a man knowing the English language could get along well." Dr. J. R. Pinion, '09, who is also in the constabulary, is on leave of absence and returned with Mr. Mc Adam. Dr. Pinion is in Caruthers ville. Both Missouri alumni spent a short time in Japan, China and Ha waii. Among the other Missouri alumni Mr. McAdam knows in the Philip pines are: E. C. Brown, B. S. in C. E., '09; F. E. Ross, B. S. in C. E., '09; E. L. Driggs, C. E. '08. Lieutenant McAdam has been in a peaceful portion of the Islands. How ever some of the people where he has been living use dog flesh as the ta ble meat. 00 PASSENGERS IX 2 DAYS Street Car Busiest After 2 O'clock "Owl" Car Saturday Nights. The new street cax is being well patronized. In the last two days more than 600 passengers have been carried. The busy time of the day is from 2:30 to 4 o'clock and then from 5 o'clock until 6 o'clock when people go home to supper. About 8 o'clock, students have been taking "joy rides" until the car stops for the day at 9 o'clock. People still walk to their work in the morning and as yet there is not much car traffic in the early part of the day. If you happen to stay downtown at the theatre late at night in the week except Saturday, when an "owl" car will be run. BASEBALL AT 2:15 TOMORROW Called Ttorly Becaus of Slay Day Stunt Entries in Meet. Either Helm or Angerer will pitch the baseball game with Kansas to morrow. It will begin at 2:1.". sharp so the game will not interfere with the May Day stunt at 4.30 o'clock. n inter-department meet will be hel 1 during the game, and the Varsi ty will have its try-out for the Mis souri Valley meet. This meet will be a numeral meet open to all classes. Numerals will be given for first plte and ribbons for first, second, third and fourth places. The meet will start at 2 o'clock and two hurdle events will be run off before the game starts. STORY OF JOURNALISM WEEK Hundreds of Newspapers Get Account of Meetings Through Plate House. The Missourian prints today a "lay-out" being sent to Missouri newspapers in plate form by the Western Newspaper Union, contain ing a story and pictures of Journal ism Week at the University. This story is being sent out from the St. Louis office of the company to newspapers in every part of Missou ri. The sen ice is sent free as a courtesy to the School of Journalism and the newspaper men who attended Journalism Week here. TO EXTEND CHARITIES WORK Jacob ilillikopf and Other Members of State Hoard Confer. Jacob Billikopf of Kansas City, who is president of the State Board of Charities and Correction, will con fer while in Columbia with other members of the board here regard ing the general work of the board. This organization has undertaken an unusual amount of work this year. It has raised $1,000 to make special investigations in publicity work which involves a great deal in the way of social reform. There will be two or three undertakings of this na ture through legislature, the first to be considered will be the expansion of the work of the state board of charities and correction. Another will be the more thorough supervis ion of the county institutions of charity and the establishment of a department of the board for special care of children. There will also be a movement for the erection of a state reformatory for young convicts which will take boys between the ages of those in the Boonville Reform School and those old enough to be put in the penitentiary and give them a training in some trade. One or two new offices are also to be created, one of which will call for a speaker of the bureau who will make talks in different parts of the state. FOURTH WARD IS DRY Poll Shows Three to One for Prohibition, Says J. M. Batterton. That the fourth ward will go dry three to one is the prediction of J, M. Batterton, a local business man who has charge of the poll of the city being made in the interest of local option. The fourth ward is the only ward which has been canvassed very thoroughly. Mr. Batterton is very optimistic about the outcome of the local option election. He says that the results of the poll have been very gratifying. The poll will be completed in about a week. REPORTS NATIONAL REUNION Miss Pearl Mitchell, Delegate to Meeting, Says 60,000 Were There. Miss Pearl Mitchell, who attended the National Confederate Reunion at Macon, Ga., May 6 to 9, reported to the Daughters of the Confederacy here yesterday. She said there were more than 60,000 Confederates and Sons of the Confederacy at the re union. Miss Mitchell acted as maid of honor to the sponsor. Miss Todd Hunter, or Lexington, Mo. At the meeting yesterday she told of the enthusiasm shown by those at Ma con and said that the next reunion would be held next year at Chatta nooga. Tenn. The Columbia chapter will meet with Mrs. Kirk Sutton and Miss Edna Hickam in the country on Jef ferson Davis Day, June 3. Dr. Mav 5Ieyer Will Sieak. "The Ghost Theory of Animal Be havior" will be the subject on which Dr. Max Meyer will speak at the next meeting of the social science section of the Scientific Association. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 o'clock and be dismissed at 8 o'clock Saturday night. May 18. The meet ing is open to the public. Dire Game Cost $25 Fine. Because William Chick gambled with dice, he will pay to the school fund $25. Chick entered a plea of guilty this morning before J. T. Stockton. He will also pay the co3ts. He was arrested on an information filed by E. C. Anderson, prosecuting attorney. Senior Play Try-out. The try-out for the annual senior play will be held Saturday morning from 10 to 12 o'clock in the Univer sity Auditorium. A U TOMORROW IP YOU SEE ALL May Queen, Hoboes, Baseball, Tennis Track and a Play ' at Night. TONIGHT HOBO CONVENTION Kansas Game Begins at 2 :30 to Give Time for the Girls Stunt. Tomorrow's Events. Tennis Finals in doubles 9 o'clock; finals in the singles 11 o'clock, for Missouri Valley cham pionship. May Day May Queen to he crowned and May Pole dance at 4:30 o'clock. The play "Blue Bird" on north campus at 8 o'clock. Baseball Missouri and Kansas, to decide Missouri Valley championship, 2:30 o'clock, on Rollins Field. Hobo Convention Hobo Special at the Wabash station at 1:43 o'clock. Parade over town to Rollins Field. Track Meet Numerals will be giv en to those winning firsts among men not on the varsity. One must hurry, if he would see all the student events which begin tonight and continue all day tomor row. Immediately after the baseball game the May Day procession starts, when the May Queen will be crowned on the campus. At this time the ho boes will be "hitting the back doors." The day will close with the play Blue Bird," on the north campus begin ning at 8 o'clock. The procession for the May Day stunt will form in Academic Hall and then march to the mounds where Miss Jean Harris will be crowned May Queen. Then will follow the May Pole Dance. In contrast to the splendor of the May Day stunt is the Hobo Conven tion. The hoboes will gather at the ice plant at 1:15 to meet the spec ial and will arrive at the Wabash station at 1:45. The parade will form and march to Rollins Field where the hoboes will be admitted free to the Missouri-Kansas baseball game. Missouri and Kansas are tied for the Missouri Valley championship with two games to play. One or the other of the teams will have to win both games to win the championship. Otherwise the tie will stand. The interclass meet is really an individual tiack meet to see which ire the best men. Those who win first place in any of the events will receive a class numeral. All those who are taking track for credit must be entered in this meet. C. C. COMMENCEMENT BEGINS Ensemble Concert in the College Au ditorium Tonight. Commencement exercises at Christ ian College began this afternoon with an art exhibition in the studios of the college. This was followed by a re ception to the faculty and students by the president Mrs. St. Clair-Moss at her home. Tonight there will be an ensemble concert in the auditor ium at 8:1.") o'clock. The program for the week includes several class exercises, recitals, and musical events, ending with a lunch eon for the alumnae at the college next Wednesday. At the art exhibit'on this afternoon the work of the students was on dis play. It included work in oils, water- colors, pastels, and china painting. A number of complete dinner sets were shown as well as individual pieces and chocolate and lemonade sets. The work is all that of the first year class with two exceptions. Tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock the students In expression will give a recitai in the auditorium. One of the interesting musical events of the week at Christian Col lege was the concert given by the girls' Glee Club Tuesday night. Among the numbers were: Schu mann's "The Gipsies." Chadwick's Inconstancy" and "In a China Shop" and Mrs. Bach's "The Years at the Spring." Assisting the club were Miss Nao mi Grubhs, pup 1 of Mr. Alexander, and Miss Charline MfC'anse. pupil of Mrs. Sharpe, in songs, and Miss Cena Lack Bryan, a pupil of Mr. Stearns, in two piano numbers. Former County Judge Here. F. M. Smith, of Englewood. Mo.. is a visitor in Columbia. Mr. Smith is well-known by many of the old settlers here. Fifteen years ago he finished an eight-year term of office as judge of the Boone County Court. 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