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University Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1908-1916, October 10, 1912, Image 1

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One Voting District of Col
umbia so Large That
Count Always Late.
Party Committees Present
Lists From Which Election
Officers to be Chosen.
Until today Columbia had a voting
precinct which is said to be one of
the largest in the United States. In
most parts of the state a man votes
in a specified place. In Doone County
you can vote at any precinct in the
township, provided you don't vote too
often. As a result of this condition,
it usually takes three of -four days
to count the votes in precinct No. 1
of Columbia township. To remedy
this, the county court today ordered
two new precincts made in Columbia,
and a third in Rocky Fork township,
near Browns Station. It is planned to
have all four of the Columbia pre
cincts vote at the courthouse.
The county court transacted routine
business this morning. They will se
lect judges today from lists of the dif
ferent county committees.
The names submitted Tor the four
Columbia precincts by the Democratic
county committee are: precinct No. 1.
X. H. Hickam, J. J. Phillips, Edmund
Wilkes, M. L. Edwards, E. B. McDon
nell. W. B. Kelliher. Precinct No. 2.
Unsettled Weather Again Predicted
It) Government Bureau.
We can expect to keep our rain
coats and umbrellas handy for an
other day yet If the weather man is
right. The forecast is: "Unsettled
weather with showers tonight and
Friday; not much change in tempera
ture." The temperatures:
T a. m 64 11 a. m- 68
8 a. m 65 12 (noon) 69
9 a. m 66 1 p. m 70
10 a. m 66 2 p. m 73
Pell of the University Students Will
Be Started Soon.
What are your politics? Are you a
Democrat. Republican or Progressive?
Well, whatever you are, and whom
you intend to vote for will be known
before many weeks pass, that is, it
will if you will tell. A poll of all
students in the University will be
taken soon by the different political
clubs, probably working in unison.
The Wilson-Marshall Club will find
out the names of all the students who
are Democrats. A poll to determine
this will be taken in less than two
weeks. It is probable that this club
will co-operate with the others and
a poll of Democrats, Republicans and
Progressives will be taken at the
same time.
At a meeting of the Wilson-Marshal
Club Tuesday night it was agreed that
this poll should be taken at once to
determine how many students were
goiig home to vote so arrangements
could be made with the state commit
tee in the matter of paying part of
the railway fare home. Leaders of
this club believe that two-thirds of
the entire fare will be paid by the
state committee. Word comes from
the Roosevelt Club that the entire
Council Will Discuss the
Problem at Its Next
Regular Meeting.
Chairman Rothwell is Get
ting Information From
Other Towns in State.
J. S. Rollins, W. W. Roberts, T. A. I fare may be paid all Progressive vot-
Ficklin, Virgil Potts, T. K. Catron, J.
R. Clinkscales. Precinct No. 3. J. R.
Lipscomb, J. M. Taylor, J. H. Hill, I.
0. Hockaday, G. T. Asbury, J. E.
Wright. Precinct No. 4, J. W. Gordon,
R. R. Judy. W. W. Garth Jr., S. M.
Stevinson, B. W. Jacobs, R. L. Fenley.
The Republican committee had filed
lists for two of the Columbia pre
cincts at noon today. For precinct No.
1, J. W. Schwabe, J. M. Pennington,
Norton Shepherd, F. F. Coan. Joseph
McGuire. J. W. Palmer. Precinct No.
2, E. E. Alexander, H. B. Kline. M. A.
Rose. Alex. Stewart, Charles Hale,
Jacob Seilinger.
ers from the student body who will
go home and cast their ballot.
Hugh Pankey. president of the Wilson-Marshall
Club, went to St- Louis
after the meeting Tuesaay night to
hear Woodrow Wilson speak. He will
Fire Prevention Day, which was
yesterday, the anniversary of the
great Chicago fire, was not observed
in Columbia or at the University. Sev
eral cities of the state, however, had
programs directing the attention of
citizens to ways in which the danger
of fire may be removed, and other
cities spent the day in cleaning up.
The intention of those establishing
this day was to interest the school
children as well as commercial or
ganizations in the movement to pre
vent unnecessary fires. The anniver
sary of the Chicago fire was decided
upon by the goternors of several
states as a fitting date.
Columbia, however, at this time, Is
giving much consideration to the mat
ter of fire prevention, it is under
stood that the city council will take
action at its next meeting relative to
the improvement of the city fire department-
Fountain Rothwell, chair
man of the fire committee, has been
collecting data concerning the depart
ments of other cities in the state. He
has written to the city officials of
Hannibal, Joplin, Chillicothe, Mexico,
Jefferson City and other cities, re
garding the equipment of their de
partments. Hannibal and Jefferson
City recently installed motor chemi
cals engines. Recommendations for
improvements in the local department
City Councilman Urges Im
mediate Improvement of
Highway in Boone.
Voters Had in Mind Cross
j State Road Interest to
Business Men Here.
tell of the trip at the club's next will be based on suggestions from
meeting. Recently Mr. Pankev got a . these letters
letter from Governor Wilson compli
menting him on the Club formed here.
It is one of the first five formed at
universities for the former college
It was learned by one member of
ally have Jaken a sharp advance un
der the rates fixed by the Missouri
Actuarial Bureau of the state insur
ance department, according to local
agents. These went into effect Ootn-
the club that the Commoner, William ' ber 1. An improvement of the fire dp-
J. Bryan's paper, could be gotten in i partment would tend to reduce the
Why haven't the special road dis
trict commissioners improved the
state highway in Boone County?
That question was raised today by
a city councilman who says many of
Columbia business men are dissatis
fied because a summer nas gone with
out any improvement of the highway.
He hinted that the question would
come up for discussion at a recent
meeting of the council since it is a
matter of great interest to the busi
ness men of the city. While the bonds
were voted, of course, for improve
ment of all roads in the district, he
believes the issue carried because it
was primarily a state highway pro
ject. Columbia business men, he as
serts, are losing business because
motorists are going around the town.
"The City Council may take action
to induce the county commissioners
to use the road fund for improvement
of the state highway without more de
lay," said the councilman this morn
ing. "One purpose of this fund was
to improve the state highway. As it
is now Boone County has one of the
worst sections of road on the state
highway and motorists find the north
ern route better than through Colum
bia. I have been told that neonle
traveling across the state are advised
at Boonville to pass up Columbia. We
want the people to pass through here,
and for that reason we oted money
M. U. Athletes Hare Warm Treatment
for Braises and Sprains.
Athletes at the University of Mis
souri are making frequent use these
days of a "baking" machine in Roth
well gymnasium for the treatment of
bruises and sprains. It is a real
"baking" machine no joke about it
as anyone who has used It on an
arm or a leg will testiry-
The device, an oven-like affair with
a gas burner beneath it, is the Betz
hot air machine. T. E. Jones, trainer
at the University, is enthusiastic over
its possibilities. The treatment is
simple. Put the injured limb, swathed
in heavy coverings, into the oven
and turn on the heat.
In all cases of a bruise, "charley
horse," muscle pull or sprain, the
oaKing" is used with success. The
effect is simply that of excessive and
prolonged heat. The temperature in
the machine sometimes goes as high
as 300 degrees Fahrenheit, although
the average is about 400 degrees. This
heat dilates the blood vessels and the
lymph vessels in the, muscle tissue,
thus stimulating the circulation of , the
blood. The increased blood simniv
carries off the impurities and relieves
the congestion at the injured point
and the healing of the part is greatly
Progressive City with Stand
ards of Citenship, Says
This Pastor.
At Weekly JBusiness Men's
Luncheon City's Progress
Is Discussed.
TMt Here by G. C. Dobson Who Has
Worked In the Zone.
Gilbert C. Dobson, who was gradu
ated from the School of Engineering
in 1905, is spending a few weeks In
Columbia. He has been doing -work
for the government on the Panama
Canal for the last two years. He and
Mrs. Dobson are visiting Mrs. Dob
son's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Lake of 1203 Broadway.
Mr. Dodson says that the work on
the canal is progressing rapidly and
that small boats will be passing
through it within a year. In two
years it will be open to the passage
of all boats, he says.
to be used on the state highway in
Insurance rates in Columbia gvner-Uflis-county. Instead the fund is be
ing used in improving other, less im
portant, roads in the district first."
The councilman asked that his
name not be used, at least not until
it was definitely decided to bring up
the matter for discussion before the
clubs of ten from now until after
election time for thirteen cents a
copy. Many new men gave their
names to the secretary of the club
and asked to be admitted as members.
Colleire of Agriculture to Use Heat
From Ca minis Power Plant
The Horticultural and Agricultural
Buildings will be heated this winter
by the power plant on the campus.
The job of putting In the pipes that
are to connect these buildings with
the main plant has just been finished
The new Physics and Chemistry
Buildings will be supplied with heat
from the main pipe- The old power
house formerly used by the College of
Agriculture is soon to be torn down.
Giants Take the Third Game in the
World Championship Series.
New York Oiants won the third
Same of the world championship
series today. The score was 2 tol.
The battery for Boston was O'Brien
and Corrigan. Marquard pitched for
the Giants and Myers caught.
The first game of the series was
won by Boston. Yesterday's game
as a tie. n
Much Interest Shown in Dlstrtar at
Sedalia Stnte Fair.
An exhibit of the "University of Mis
souri which attracted much attention
at the Sedalia State Fair was that
showing corn varieties, ghing the rel
ative yield of each variety for differ
ent sections of the state.
Each department in the College of
Agriculture had an exhibit which
showed the most important phases of
its work- The department of agron
omy had several cases showing soil
types over the state, including a
chemical analysis of each general
type. Yields of the cereals were
given, illustrating the variation with
the deficiency of plant food in each
type of soil.
Other cases giving the relative
yields of wheat, oats, barley, cowpeas
and soybeans, for the state, were
rates, it is said.
Much objection is heard to the new
rates. In some cases the cost to in
sure has been doubled. Especially in
the business district is there an ad
vance. ".Merchants to a large degree are
to blame for this," said a local insur
ance agent today. "Defective wiring,
flue pipes coered with paper, wooden
kegs and barrels in the basements of
business houses are responsible. AH
these causes could have been re
moved. Some merchants of course
exercise great precaution against fire,
and others would if they appreciated
what it means to them."
The rates of the actuarial bureau
for Columbia were based on condi
tions as the board found them on its
visit here. The bureau was appointed
by the state insurance department af
ter the law fixing rates, passed last
year, was declared by Mr- Blake of
the Insurance Commission to be un
constitutional. It is believed by some
that the next legislature will reduce
the rates.
Missouri Store Preparing to Bniid a
Summer Garden.
Columbia is to have a summer gar
densoft drinks and music. The
Missouri Store has completed plans
for such a garden on the lots back of
the store, before the coming spring.
The lots will be enclosed with a
fence of California hedge. In the
center will be made a large flower
bed and around this a wide walk of
white gravel will be made. Tables
and chairs will be placed on the grass
around this walk- The object of the
garden is to have a place where per
sons can come during the afternoon
and evening and have soft drinks
served them without having the buzz
of electric fans in,their ears. At the
same time they may enjoy the open
air.. The garden will be lighted with
electric lights and two or three even
ings in the week instrumental music
will be had.
First Meeting of the Board In That
City, It Is Said.
The curators of the University of
Missouri will meet in St. Joseph
Wednesday, October 16. The board
heretofore has been meeting in Co
lumbia, Rolla, Kansas City and St.
Louis, and this will be the first time
in the history of the University that
the body has met here.
It is thought likely that the board
will be guests of the Commercial Club
and Governor Francis or Doctor Hill
may address the club at its regular
Wednesday meeting.
G. L. Zwick, a member of the Board,
lives in St. Joseph.
Talks for T. W. C A- Members.
The world, national and local work
of the Y. W. C. A. will be discussed
at the meeting of the association this
atfernoon. Miss Anna May Stokely
will speak on the general phases, Miss
Steele Bast on those of a local na
ture, and Miss Myra Harris on the
new membership policy. The meeUng
Professor Major Gives His Reason
for the New Drill Grounds.
Lieutenant Ellery Farmer's refusal
to accept the new drill grounds
planned by Prof. H. F- Major, of the
department of landscape gardening is
due to the fact that he wants larger
and better grounds, says Professor
Professor Major says that a better
drill ground is needed, but that the
new grounds are in reality larger
than the campus. Drilling has left
the campus in poor condition and
unless new grounds are obtained,
there will be no chance of improve
ment, he-fcays.
The sidewalks are being used for
drilling purposes and the gun butts
injure the walks in such a way that
they are in constant need of repair.
Students and visitors find it annoying
to have! their passage obstructed by
the drill, Mr. Major says.
New Officers for the Coming Year
Named Last Night.
The University Forestry Society
elected officers for the coming year
Tuesday night. The new officers are:
President, M. W. Talbot, Appleton
City; vice president, James Pixlee;
secretary and historian, R. B. Clay,
Pleasant Hill; treasurer, Maurice
Gibson, Kansas City. The club is
composed of students regularly en
rolled In the department of forestry.
It meets every two weeks.
Eatertaiaed Fortaigjrtiy Ctab.
Mrs." A. Ross Hill entertained the
members of the Fortnightly Club at
will be held in room 24 at 4:30 o'clock. I her JioffC-JfatirnTay afternoon. '- j
To Hear Prof. Walter Miller.
A meeting of the Philological Asso
ciation will be held in Room 33, Aca
demlc Hall at 8 o'clock next Friday
night Prof. Walter Miller will speak
on "Classical Literature for People of
General Culture." Prof. G. C. Scrog
gin te president and Prof- J. War
shaw is secretary.
Dr. J. C. Whitten Will Be One of the
Football Speakers.
Dr. J. C. Whitten of the College of
Agriculture and George Wilson, a
senior in the School of Law, will
speak at the mass meeting tomorrow
night Books containing the Univer
sity songs and yells will be distrib
uted by the Ad Club. The band will
play. The meeting Is called at 7:15
Thirty-fie Report at First Meeting of
Dramatic Organization.
About thirty-five students took part
in the University Players' try-out last
Monday. Dr. R. L. Ramsey and Mrs.
H. J. Davenport were the judges. A
second tryout will be held and. those
who received favorable mention may
be given parts for which they are
especially suited in the next play.
The club has not decided what play it
will give but the production will be
a modern one. The membershiD of
the club is limited to fifteen and there
are six vacancies.
The University Ployers have pro
duced "Old Heidelburg." "Twelfth
Night," "Trelawny of the Wells," and
"You Never Can Tell" during the four
years they have been organized. In
addition to producing plays, this year,
under their auspices, the Ben Greet
Players will come here.
Prof. Taylor oa "Irish PnUeat"
Prof. A. W. Taylor will speak at the
Y. M. C. A. tonight His subject is,
"The Irish Problem," and concerns
the recent outbreaks in Ulster. Owr
ing to -the many inquiries the lecture
will be open to the public, and will
Urtat-:cfeek. -
Colambla Physician Wins His Suit In
the Circuit Court
In the case of Dr. J. W. Carryer
against Henry Merkel, the plaintiff
was given $90.00. Doctor Carryer
had asked for $95.50 as due him from
Merkel for medical attention. Mr.
Merkel had refused to pay on the
grounds that the medicine did him no
good and that the fee was too large-
TcrWrk oa Neir T. M. C. A. Bufldlag.
0. J. Dumas, student in the Univer
sity last year, left for Springfield, Mo..
yetserday afternoon- He win work on
the new $80,000 Y. M. C. A. Building
being erected there by the L. W. Du
mas Construction Company.
Professor Hosfora to Speak There.
Prof. Grover C. Hosford or" the
School 6riw of the University will
makfe a Democratic speech at Ashland
Saturday. Boyle Clark a Columbia
attorney win also speak at the meet-
KZ- -,- - --
Football Star Will Talk for Democrats
Next Week.
Columbia will have its biggest po
litical meeting of the campaign a week
from Saturday night, when W. W.
Roper, former Missouri coach, speaks
here .according to H. A. Collier. Mr.
Roper will speak at the courthouse.
He will arrive in Columbia Friday,
and will leave Saturday night or Sun
day morning-
Mr. Roper is coming to Missouri di
rectly from the East and will deliver
addresses In three towns in this state:
St Louis, Kansas City and Columbia.
While in Columbia, he will be the
guest of E. Sidney Stephens. In Kan
sas City and St. Louis Mr. Roper
probably will be entertained by the
University of Missouri alnmni.
"Columbia, a Good Place to Live In"
was the theme of the talks at the
weekly luncheon of the Commercial
Club at the Virginia Grill today. The
speakers were the Rev. C- W. Tadlock,
new pastor of the Methodist Church;
Gilbert C. Dobson, who has been at
work for the government on the Pan
ama canal; H. S. Booth, a lawyer
from Centralia, and 'President A. Ross
Hill. N. T. Gentry, president of the
club, presided.
"Columbia has a wider and better
reputation than some of you think,"
said the Rev. Mr. Tadlock, who spoke
first "Before I came here I had been
told that this was one of the most
progressive cities in the state. Now
I can see It. You have high standards
of citizenship. The people here are
influenced by the educational and re
ligious institutions, which create a
spirit of progress."
Gilbert C. Dobson said that he was
impressed with the progress made in
Columbia since he left the city, only
a few years ago. He said that no
city would better suit him as a place
to live in and that what little money
he was able to make above expenses
was going into Columbia real estate.
Mr. Dobson was graduated from the
Uniersity in 1905 and has spent two
years in the employ of the govern
ment at Panama.
H. S. Booth of Centralia compli
mented the Commercial Club upon
what it was doing for Columbia. He
said that he, too, had been hearing
the praises of Columbia as a resi
dence town.
".Men and women coming here from
other cities to educate their children
have told me continually that this is
an ideal city to live in," said Presi
dent Hill. "We want to spread this
fact abroad. Columbia has many
things to be proud of. Its high school
is one of the best in the state, and
there are facilities here for handling
students from places where there are
no high schools. I think that this
club should get back of a movement
to make the high school a prepara
tory school for the University. It
would be a good investment, bringing
persons here to live not only while
their children are in the high school
but until they have completed the
University course."
President Hill also told of the en
rollment at the University. He spoke
of the state approprlaions for the Uni
versity and said he hoped the state
would see fit to set aside funds for
the immediate construction of a first
class fire-proof library for the State
Historical Library
Thirty men attended the luncheon.
Stadents to Plan Socials.
Members of the Y. M. C. A. and Y.
W. C. A. met In the Y. M. C. A- audi
torium last night and discussed social
conditions of the University. Tt was
thought generally that the students
do not know one another as students
of the University should. Committees
were appointed to arrange socials at
various times during the year.
Barn Wanda g Pfaas Made.
Plans for the annual barn warming
were made at a meeting of the Agri
cultural Club Tuesday night. Dean
F. B. Mumford talked oa "Student Ac-
Suits on Account and Other Cases Are
L. Grubbs was given a judgment of
$369.43 against Carter Owens in the
Boone County Circuit Court this
morning. The judgment was given by
Z. M. Hampton withdrew the an
swer to the suit brought against him
by J. A. Peck. Mr. Peck was given
judgment for $177.99-
Mary Cassell withdrew her suit
against Rebecca Calvert
The prosecution against Frank
Giesing was dismissed at cost of the
prosecuting witness
Two judgments were given against
J. Gray Whiteside. One of $318.86 was
given to Payne-Roth Grocery Com
pany, and the other, which was for
$311.55, was given to. John N. Belcher.
W. B. Nowell dismissed his suit
against F. P. Miller. The case of
Owen Pipes against Louisa Smith was
also dismissed by the plaintiff.
Arthur Sager Here Tonight-
Arthur Sager, former circuit attor
ney of St. Louis, will be in Columbia
I tonight as one of the speakers for
the Boone County Progressive Com
mittee. Mr. Sager comes to take the
place of Gifford Plnchot who Is now
In the East and will not be able to
fill his date here.

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