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University Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1908-1916, October 03, 1912, Image 1

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Over 1500 Farmers Been in
Courses Since they
Scholarships Offered in the
State to Students Who
Since the organization of the short
course in the College of Agriculture of
the University, 1,372 farmers of Mis
souri have taken the course. There
has also been a large number who
have enrolled from other states. There
were 297 students from over the state
here for the last session. In addition
to this number there were fourteen
women who took the courses offered
for farm women. These students came
from ninety-two counties of the state.
When the short course was started
sixteen years ago it took twelve weeks
to complete the work. There were
twenty-four students at the first ses
sion. In 1909 the course was extended
to include two winter terms of four
teen weeks each. Under the new ar
rangement certificates have been
given to the students who complete
the required work.
Courses have been arranged In
eleven groups for the short course
this year which will begin November
4. These groups are: agronomy, ani
mal husbandry, dairy husbandry, farm
management, economic entomology,
veterinary science, horticulture, poul
try husbandry, shop work, geology and
parliamentary practice.
Some of the things taught the short
course students are: how the care for
seed corn so that it will be Detter
every year instead of "running out":
what crops to grow and how to rotate
them so the farm will increase in fer
tility every year; how to select and
judge all classes and breeds of live
stock; how to care for sick animals
and perform simple surgical opera
tions; how to bud and graft trees;
how to manage a farm on a business
basis and how to organize and con
duct granges and other agricultural
societies and many other things the
farmer should know.
Political Talk for Progressive Partj
Will Be Made.
Gifford Pinchot, former head of the
Forestry Bureau of the United States,
will speak in Columbia next Wednes
day night. October 9. in the interest
of the Progressive Party. The repre
sentatives of the Progressive Party of
Columbia have just received a letter
from Mr. Pinchot, in which he said
that he would come hero to speak, but
no definite arrangement of the pro
gram has yet been made.
Mr. Pinchot has been making politi
cal speeches in the interest of the Pro
gressive moement since a short time
before the convention at Chicago last
President A. Ross Hill, of the Uni
versity of Missouri, has asked Mr. Pin
chot to talk in assembly next Thurs
day morning but has not had a reply
from him. Mr. Pinchot will also be
asked to talk to the students of for
estry ia the auditorium of the Agricul
tural Building next Tuesday night, if
he arrives in Columbia in time.
The New Girls In the University Will
Be Entertained Saturday.
Miss Bob Lindsay is chairman of the
committee which is now making final
arrangements for the "Dutch" supper
to be given from 5:30 to 8 o'clock Sat-
.Wday evening in Rothwell Gymnas-
rom. The members of the committee
"e: Miss Emilv Wyatt. Miss Jennie
Berry, Miss Mable Hurst. Miss Doro
thy Jones, and Miss Myra Harris.
The Y. W. C. A. is giving the supper
tor the new girls of the University
bo will be the guests of the upper
class girls. The upper class girls may
Boy their tickets at the Y. W. C. A.
desk until 12 o'clock on Saturday.
Employe Waiting Yet for Salary
Employes of the city are waiting
Jt for their pay envelopes. The de
'kquent taxpayers haven't changed
tte city's finances much since yester-
Official Forecast Snjs It Will Be
Pleasant in Columbia.
The weather forecast for Columbia
and icinity until 7 o'clock tomorrow
night is: "Fair tonight and tomor
row; cooler tonight." The tempera
tures: " a. m 57 11 a. m 72
8 a. in 58 12 (noon) 73
9 a. m 1 l p. m 74
10 a. m 69 2 p. m 76
Former Student at University
conies an Actor.
Elmer Burgess, a former student of
the University, is now a member of
the cast of "The Girl Who Winked"
company, sent out by the American
Musical Comedy Company and play
ing in the Southwest. Burgess was
employed by a Joplin newspaper be
fore he became an actor.
The musical comeay in which he is
now playing was written by Delbert
E. Davenport of Joplin. The com-
ny s directed by lL A. Mackf for.
merly with Klaw & Erlanger.
John N. Taylor Believes an
Organization Should he
Formed Here.
With approximately fifty motor cars
in Columbia and dozens of others near
the city, Columbia has no automobile
club. Other towns of similar size with
fewer automobile owners have such
clubs and have done much toward
road Improvement.
"An automobile club would be a
good thing for the people of Columbia
who own automobiles," said John N.
Taylor yesterday. "If the automobile
owners don't form some kind of an
organization, they will find their
rights more and more restricted. Fifty
men can do more to protect them
selves than one man can alone."
In other towns such organizations
have been vt-f successful. Mutual
protection for the automobile owners
and co-operation with highway offi
cials have brought about a better con
dition for the car owners.
The automobile business in Colum
bia is as large as in any town of its
size in the state. Three garages do
a good business here and it is said
that there is soon to be another one.
The total sales of the three garages
during the present season has been
over seventy-five automobiles, nearly
thirty of which have been bought by
people in Columbia and vicinity.
Live Stock Judging Team Will Be Se
lected This Week.
A team of five students in the Col
lege of Agriculture will be chosen af
ter the state fair at Sedalia this week
to represent the University of Mis
souri at the American Royal Live Stock
Show to be held in Kansas City next
week. Fifteen men are judging stock
at Sedalia and the five of these making
the highest scores will be sent to Kan
sas City.
The team will compete against stu
dent teams from Kansas State Agri
cultural College, Iowa State College,
the University of Arkansas, the Uni
versity of Nebraska and the Univer
sity of Washington. The contest last
year was won by the K. S. A. C. team.
The University has entered a dozen
of its pedigreed Hereford and Angus
cattle, which will compete for prem
iums. Dr. W. P. Cutler, state dairy, food
and drug commissioner, will have an
exhibit of pure and impure foods.
Food in different stages of making and
decomposition will be shown and the
tests for bad food will be demonstra
James Corl Will Be Unable to Work
For Some Time.
A fall of three steps on the stairway
of the Phi Kappa Psi house resulted
in a broken bone in the foot for James
Corl, a freshman student In the Col
lege of Arts and Science. It will be
some time before he can walk again.
Mr. Corl lives at Webb City.
Will Discuss Gasoline Motors.
Gasoline motors will be the subject
of the lecture of the second meeting
of the series in Automobile Engineer
ing. The subject will be discussed
this evening by Prof. J. R- Wharton.
The class will meet in. the Physics
room of the Engineering Building at
Management, Circulation, etc., of
University Missourian, published
daily, except Saturday, at Colum
bia, Mo., required by the Act of
Congress of August 24, 1912.
Managing Editor, Harry D.
Guy, Columbia, Mb.
Owners: The University Miss
ourian Association (Inc.). The
members of the University Miss
ourian Association are : J. Harri
son Brown, Robert S. Mann,
James. G. May, Ward A. Neff,
Rex B. Magee, Paul J. Thomp
son, H. J. McKay, W. E. Hall,
all regularly enrolled students in
the School of Journalism of the
University of Missouri. The Miss
ourian Association is incorporated
under the laws of Missouri. .
Average number of copies of
each issue of this publication sold
or distributed, through the mails
or otherwise, to paid subscribers
during the six months preceding
the date of this statement - 1500
Harry D. Guy, Managing Editor.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this
1st day. of October, 1912.
Lee Walker, Notary Public.
My commission expires July 8, 1914.
The foregoing statement of the ownership, manage
ment and circulation of the UNIVERSITY MISS
OURIAN is made in accordance with the act of Con
gress of August 24, 1912
This statement was yesterday signed ia duplicate
and both copies delivered to the Postmaster of Colum
bia. One copy was retained in the files of the Colum
bia Post Office as a -public document, and the other
was sent to the Third Assistant Postmaster General at
Washington, D. C.
In the foregoing statement of circulation, except
ing about 150 copies of the University Missourian that
are sent to the libraries of the high schools of Missouri,
and paid for by the University Ad Club, and about an
equal number sent outride of Columbia to alumni
subscribers, the balance of the circulation of the Uni
versity Missourian is in Columbia. With the exception
of four copies of the paper exchanged with other Col
umbia newspapers, and two complimentary copies to
the University Library and the State Historical Society,
every other copy of the University Missourian dis
tributed in Coinmbia is paid for, aud this can be ver
ified by the files in the office of the University Missour
ian. The remarkable thing about the circula
tion of the University Missourian Is that It has
been built up entirely In two weeks. Subscript
tlons are still coming In dally from Columbia
people and students at an average of about fif
teen a day, besides those from alumni.
First on "Social and Ethical Teach
ings of Jesus," October 13.
President A. Ross Hill will begin a
series of lectures to the men of the
University, Sunday, October 13, on the
subject "The Social and Ethical Teach
ings of Jesus." The lectures will be
delivered in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Two years ago President Hill deliv
ered a series of lectures similar to
these. They were largly attended.
Glenwood Sparling Xamed President
By Columbia Seniors.
The senior class of the Columbia
High School organized yesterday af
ternoon. Glenwood Spurling was elec
ted president. The other officers are:
Hazel Hoffman, vice-president Clara
Pennington, secretary; Vincent Lewis
treasurer. The class decided to issue
an annual this year. The class will
elect the editor and staff of the school
annual today.
Xo Commercial Club Lncheon.
There will be no luncheon of the Co
lumbia Club today. These luncheons
were held on every Thursday last
year but through the summer months
were disbanded. It is expected that
they will begin again soon.
Yisit to Big Dam at Keokuk and St.
Lonis Industries.
The senior class of civil engineers
are planning to leave on a ten-days'
trip, Friday, October 11. Their first
stop will be Hannibal, where they will
spend Saturday morning, inspecting
Iola Portland Cement Company's
works. They leave Hannibal, Satur
day afternoon for Keokuk to inspect
the dam. The party will leave Keo
kuk, Sunday night for St. Louis to
spend the week. While in St. Louis,
they will inspect the water plant, sew
age system, free bridge, iron works,
coke foundries, and other points of in
terest. Prof. A. L. Hyde has charge of the
arrangements. If the trip is author
ized, it may be possible that the senior
classes of the electrical and mechani
cal engineers will accompany the
H. F. Childers Will Be Associated with
His Son In Coinmbia.
H. P. Childers, editor of the Troy
(Mo.) Press, will move to Columbia
soon. He will be associated with his
son, E. R. Childers, in publishing the
Columbia Herald, and in the printing
business. Mr. Childers will continue
to publish the Troy Press.
Pathfinder Car From California Mill
Pass Through Here Soon.
A. L. Westgard, a representative of
the American Automobile Association,
will pass through Columbia on his
third Transcontinental Automobile
trip made with a pathfinder car this
year. He is seeking to find a new
ocean-to-ocean path to be known as
the "Midland Trail," which in a short
time will be as widely known as the
famous "Trail to Sunset". Officers of
the American Automobile Association
have written Walter Williams, presi
dent of the Missouri Old Trails Road
Association, for information and di
rections regarding the new trans-Missouri
Mr. Westgard Is now crossing the
eastern slope. The route selected will
take him from New York City to Los
Angeles and through New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and
Nevada. The Missouri Old Trails Road
Association may have a car conduct
the pathfinder car in its journey
across the state. Across Missouri Mr.
Westgard will follow the Old Trails
route, the official state highway.
Two Transcontinental trips have
been made by the association already
this year. These have been made over
the two more northern routes. Be
sides a car has been run down to the
northern gateway to Yellowstone Park
north to Glacier National Park, down
the Pacific Highway from Seattle to
San Francisco, and made a "loop" be
tween Cheyenne and Denver.
It is the purpose of the association
to open up as much as possible the
four routes which may be used so
that transcontinental touring may be
enjoyed practically nine months out
of the year. All necessary informa
tion will be furnished tourists wishing
to make any of the trips. It Is ex
pected the average trip will require
from thirty to forty days.
If Turkey and Greece Fight
Kalians will Help His i
Native Country.
If the impending war between
Greece and Turkey takes place one
Greek in Columbia will return to fight
for his native country.
"I will return to Greece at once to
fight if war is declared by Turkey,"
said George Kallaris, Greek confec
tioner at the corner of Ninth and
Broadway, this morning. He believes
this is the attitude of thousands of
Greeks in America since actual hos
tilities between their native land and
Turkey are probable. Three hundred
Greeks in Kansas City, it is said, will
leave their families and business to
return home and take up arms in case
war is declared.
Mr. Kallaris took military training
in St. Louis before he came to Colum
bia. He says there was a company
of thirty Greeks there and he is sure
all would return to Greece to fight
Turkey if they were needed. Mr. Kal
laris, however, does not believe that
actual war will take place, although
the bitter feeling between Greek and
Turk will center in uprisings from
time to time, as it has in the past.
The report that Turkey has decided
to seize all Greek vessels in Turkish
waters has greatly disturbed the
Greeks. It is further reported that
Greece is about to proclaim the an
nexation of Crete an act which Tur
key has repeatedly declared would be
considered as war.
"Considering these facts," said
George Kriss, another Greek confec
tioner here, "to me war is inevitable."
Charles Kassaros of the shoe shining
parlor on Broadway was of the same
opinion. They have been receiving
Greek newspapers containing ac
counts of the war. They say Greece
has a standing army of 175,000 but
that without the help of Roumanla
and other friendly countries, the na
tion would be powerless in the hands
of Turkey.
There are about twenty Greeks in
Xegro Prisoners Escape.
Two of the five negroes who have
been sweeping Columbia's streets
since the wild west show was here
escaped this afternoon. The negroes
were convicted of gambling and were
sentenced to clean the streets.
Penny Party at Christian Chnreh.
The Dorcas girls of the Christian
Church will give a penny party in the
church parlors tomorrow night.
Carelessness of Merchants
Causes Jumps in Busi
ness District.
Inspectors Find Piles of Paper
and Boxes next to Ash
Fire insurance rates in the business
section of Columbia have gone up rap
idly in the last year or so. The rates
here now are said to be much higher
than in any other city of this size in
the state.
Last summer when the insurance in
spectors were here, they found that
the- merchants of the city were care
less with the waste paper and trash
that they swept from their floors. The
cellars of some of the stores in the
middle of the city were veritable fire
Paper that had been accumulating for
days was plied up in the cellar along
side of wooden boxes and barrels that
were used to receive ashes. Such a
condition as this would of course
raise the rates of the whole block that
held the store. In the business sec
tions of the town, rates have gone up
rapidly in the last year or so.
In the residence section rates have
gone up in a slightly less ratio. A
short time ago the rate on household
furniture was 90 cents a hundred for
three years. Then the rate went down
to 80 cents a hundred, but when the
inspectors saw the conditions in the
town, the rates went back to 90 cents
Typewriters Xow Being Used In Doing
School Work.
More students at the University are
using typewriters than ever before ac
cording to a typewriter salesman who
visits Columbia once a week. He Bays
that the rental business 1b especially
large. Many students are unable to
buy machines, but are renting them
"I just rented four more machines
the other day," he said, "and have
calls for more machines than I can
supply. The rental price is $3.50 a
month and we inspect the machines
and repair them whenever they need
"I wish the company I am with
would send me more machines. I think
I could place fifty.
"Several students are buying new
machines on the installment plan. I
sold one the other day to a young man
who Intends to pay for It by steno
graphic work he is doing. In addi
tion, he will do all his written school
work on it."
Three Animals Killed ia Adams Exper
iment on State Farm.
One phase of the Adams feeding ex
periment has just been ended at the
State Farm. Three calves were fed
on the same ration, but one calf re
ceived six pounds, another two pounds
and the third nine-tenths of a pound.
These amounts were given to each
calf twice a day.
The calves were killed .and a care
ful analysis is to be made of each car
cass. One of the objects of the ex
periment is to determine what percent
of the food goes to form fat in the
body, when an animal is on high feed,
low feed and on a maintenance ration.
Fifty Hare Enrolled For Xew Instruc
tion Offered This Year.
Fifty students have already enrolled
in the business course offered by the
Columbia High School. More are en
tering every day. The course is in
charge of Miss Rose Rosenthal. She
formerly had charge of a similar
course in the high school of East St.
Bookkeeping, shorthand, typewrit
ing, spelling and other courses in bus
iness instruction are given. It is the
opinion of E. B. Cauthorn that this
business course will prove a great
Illinois Students to Organize.
The Illinois students in the Univer
sity of Missouri will meet at the Y. M.
C. A. tonight to form an Illinois Club.
There are thirty or more students
here from the Prairie State.

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