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An ETenln Dally by the Students In the
School of Journalism at the University
of Missouri.
Managing Editor.
University Missonrlan AMoclatUn. Ic
UOUERT S. MANN. Secretary.
W. E. HALL. Treasurer.
James i. May H. J. McKay
Wani A. NelT T. S. Hudson
Paul J. Thompson I. S. Lpperson
Office: ! Stairs In Virginia Building.
Filtered at the I'ostofflce of Columbia. Me.
as secod-clnss mail matter.
Uy carrier or mall $2 a year.
Address all communications to
Columbia, Missouri.
Fall is here with a riot of color and
resplendent beauty. Falling leaves of
many blending shades bespatter our
greenswards. The sun sinks less re
luctant into his golden depths. Sum
mer beauties are slipping away.
Everywhere is the activity of dissolu
tion. Animal life is preparing for the
told months to come.
Hut the most disconsolate figure of
all is the small boy with his rake.
Lawnmowers are no more. He
thought his troubles had ended. Now
he finds they've begun again.
An engineer now says it is possible
to turn the Gulf Stream along the
coast of Labrador and do away with
the extreme cold weather there. He
even thinks he might be able to warm
up the Arctic circle a bit.
The engineer says the warm cur
rent could be turned toward the coast
by building a great jetty In the shal
lows of Newfoundland to deflect the
warm stream from its present course.
The Gulf Stream would be strong
enough he says, to turn aside the cold
Labrador current that now hugs the
But while they are putting in this
heating plant for the Eskimos, why
not have it arranged so that the hot
water can be turned out in the sum
mer and the cold current brought back
to its old place? This would make it
more comfortable for the polar bears
in summer. It would also keep the
Eskimo's winter-weight fur suit from
getting bothersome.
If any one of the Presidential can
didates thinks he is the greatest at
traction in the United States this
week he is not a wise enough man
to be our President. If the Senate
investigating committee has ever a
remote idea that its searchlight ma
nipulations are the big news of the
week, the members arc too short
sighted to be in Congress. If there
is anything new to be said on the
h c 1 the agitator who has it
to say will prove his soundness of
judgment if he keeps silent until af
ter October 13 at least.
All of these subjects are of great
importance. There are others, too,
such as the Balkan War, Xicaraguan
affairs, more dynamite charges an3
the like. But the people won't miss
them if they are not on the first page
this week. Baseball is the whole show
just now, from the prima donna down
to the resin on the violinist's bow.
"Vhat's the score?" is the most ur
gent question to be answered these
The game is popular with Ameri
cans because it is fair, clean sport
It is able to hold the attention and
interest of a great nation of rushing,
busy people because it has such great
opportunities for the display of indi
vidual and organized skill. The game
is continually growing in favor in the
country because of the increasing
demand made for strict morals among
the professional players. Much has
been added to the sport by the great
number of college men who have be
come players of national, reputation.
The United States leads the world
in many things. There are so many
in fact that we are apt to think we
lead in everything. When it is de
cided which is the best baseball team
In this country there are never any
contests to be played with other coun
try. We always have the champions
What The Missouri Alumnus Is Doing to Keep
the "Old Grad" in Touch With the Uuni-
versity Class Reunions Planned.
For the first time in its history the
University of Missouri has a magazine
published monthly in the interests of
the "old grads."
There have been other alumni pub
lications heretofore, but they have
been published quarterly, and were
not permanent institutions. The pur
pose of the present "Missouri Alum
nus' Is to give the old students a ,
bright, newsy magazine, to publish
accounts of things now going on at
the University, to help the alumni keep
in touch with one another, and to1
plan and arrange for class reunions. .
In connection with the magazine,
there will be published this year ani
alumni directory. '
This directory also will follow a
new plan in its arrangement. In
stead of having the names of the
alumni arranged in alphabetical or-1
der only, as has been done formerly,
they will be printed in three ways.
The names will be listed alphabetical
ly, the names of all those in the same
classes will be placed together, and
the names of those living in the same '
towns and states now will be together.
This will form a much more complete (
and convenient index for the use of
former students who are looking for
their old school mates.
The University has 4,500 living
alumni scattered over the United1
States, Canada and foreign countries.,
More are now living in Oklahoma than
in any other state outside of Missouri.
Texas has the next largest number, j
The response of these former stu-J
dents to the plan of the new maga-i
zine has been surprisingly ready. In
the first number are printed letters!
received by the editor from those whoi
have heard of the new publication,
with interest. Some of them are al
most pathetic in the eagerness with
which they welcome a reminder of
their college life, and of those who,
went to class with them daily for,
four years.
"I am delighted with your first num
ber," writes a man who received his
degree from the University forty-one
years ago. "I love to hear about the
old boys, yes. and the girls, too."
Another, a member of the class of
1S47. sends a request for the maga
zine. He still has an interest and af
fection for an institution he attended
sixty-five years ago.
"One surprising thing about the
letters that have been coming in."
said II. E. Ridings, secretary of the
Alumni Association and managing ed
itor of the new magazine, "is that
the older graduates respond so much '
more cordially than those who have
only been away from the University
for one or two years. We have had
many more letters in proportion from
those who have been away for five
years or more, than we have had from
the more recent graduates. I don't'
know why it is, unless that the aver
age student, on leaving the Univer
sity, doesn't begin to appreciate fully ,
the time he spent here till he has been '
sone for several years. One man'
who has been away from here for
fifteen years writes that reading of '
so many old friends in the 'Alumnus'
was 'better than a letter from home.' " '
Echoes of Yesterday.
Fhe Years Apo. I
Mrs. Nolle G. Burger, national W.
C. T. U. lecturer, spoke at the Chris
tian Church in Columbia.
A 77-year-old baseball manager,
brought his team over from Mexico,
to play baseball with a team here.
The wedding of Miss Hallie Elkins
to Cleveland Hilson of Altoona. Pa.,
was announced to take place October
17. Miss Elkins was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Elkins of Colum
bia and the niece of Senator S. B.
Elkins of West Virginia.
Ten Tears Ago.
The Athens Hotel opened with Rob-
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One of the purposes of the "Alum
nus" is the organization of the differ
ent classes, to establish class reun
ions on a more practical basis. The
plans on which it is hoped to hold the
reunions will bring together not only
all those who were in the. same class,
but many of those who were In dif
ferent classes, but in the University
at the same time. For instance, the
classes of 1S90 to 1895 will meet at
the same time. The next reunion
would include those from 1891 to
1896, bringing in another group each!
time. The first class planning to!
hold a reunion under the new method1
is the class of 1903, which will have
its reunion in June, 1913. Dr. W. G.
Bek, formerly instructor in the Ger
man department of the University of
Missouri, and now professor of Ger
man in the University of North Da
kota, is secretary of this class, and
has the reunion in charge.
"We think the new plan a much
more practicable one than the old
way of the alumnus just coming back
to the University in haphazard fash
ion, without any warning, and ex
pecting to meet a lot of his old I
friends," said Mr. Ridings. Of course'
he went away disappointed, more of-'
ten than not. You see. while a man's ac-'
quaintance in the University really
extends over the classes of seven '
years, it is possible for him to come
back here, and unless he knows that '
others whom he knew are coming, too.
to meet hardly an acquaintance. We
expect the new plan to be a success
ful one, and a benefit and pleasure to ',
the alumni." j
Included in the general plan of re-'
unions, is the M men's reunion,
which is being planned by Prof. C. L.
Brewer. This year all the old stu-!
dents who have won M's in the Uni-'
versity will meet in Columbia at the
Nebraska game. A letter has been
received from a man who played on
the first Tiger team, before the plan
of giving letters in athletics was be-1
gun. He wants to know if he will be
allowed to have his letter now. And
he will probably get it.
Mr. Rulings, the managing editor
of the "Alumnus," is a graduate ol
the University, in the Colloge of Arts
and Science and in the School of
Journalism. He has been in newspa
per work outside of the University.
Speaking of the Ian to admit all
former students, whether graduates
or not. to membership in the Alumni
Association. Mr. Ridings said: "This
plan should, if adopted, prove of large
value to the students and to the Uni
versity. Among local organizations
of alumni in cities they have long
ceased to recognize any difference
between graduate and non-graduate.
Judging from the general feeling,
they will also be admitted to the gen-j
eral association at the next meeting,
in June, 191.'!. Many former students!
are as much interested in Missouri i
and Missouri men and women as the I
ones who received degrees. And, af
ter all, if it weren't for the sheepskin
and the University records, it would
be difficult to distinguish between
the graduate and the former student
in most cases. We are all merely
people " McD.
ert C. Gordon as proprietor.
The annual collection or the Y. M.
C. A. was $238.59.
Columbia men were entertaining
propositions for a new electric road.
Twenty Years Apo.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas
railroad was reported as planning to
enter Columbia.
Ringling's bill car was in Columbia
advertising the circus.
Thirty Years Ago.
Frank James appeal for mercy was
published in the Columbia papers.
One of Senator Vest's speeches was
Call 55 and subscribe for Missourian
From Other Colleges
The Cosmopolitan Club at Cornell
has 250 members.
William Jewell defeated Central
College 19 to. 13 at Fayette Monday.
Twenty-nine Australian athletes
arrived at San Francisco last week.
California has 1,239 freshmen this
year, as compared with 1,061 last
Three thousand athletic tickets
have been sold at California Univer
sity. Four women are enrolled in the en
gineering courses at Michigan this
Kansas students had a night-shirt
parade after the St. Mary's game.
Kansas won, 62 to 0.
A team composed of alumni re
cently played a game of football with
the regular team of Drake.
Clog dancing has been introduced
as a part of physical training for
men at Michigan University. '
The first homecoming at Kansas;
University will be celebrated by uni-
versity alumni November 23. J
The University of Southern Cali
fornia is offering the degree of Bach
elor of Science in Physical Educa
tion. Buttons are being sold at Wiscon
sin University to finance the alumni
homecoming celebration at the Chi
cago game this fall.
At the University of Oklahoma this
year baling wire was used in the
class scrap to tie the hands and feet
of the opposing classmen.
The Michigan branch of the Inter
collegiate Socialist Society has added
its protest against hazing to that of
other campus organizations.
Each of the Michigan faculty mem
bers has received a printed booklet
containing the grades given in all
courses last semester. The students
are trying to get a copy of the book
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Columbia, Missouri
October 12, 1912.
7 a. m.
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Observations taken at 8 a. m.. 75th i meridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea lereL Isobars (continuous lines) pass through points
of equal air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass through points of equal temperature; drawn only for xero, freezlngT 80 andlOO"
O dean Q partly cloudy: cloudy: rain: snow: report missing. Arrows fly with the wind. Flat figures. lowest tem
perature past 12 hours: second, precipitation of '.01 Inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maximum wind velocity '
The highest temperature in Columbia yesterday was 7S and the lowest last night was 45; rainfall, 0.14. A
year ago yesterday the highest was 72 and the lowest was 50. Forecast until 7 ji. m. tomorrow:
For Missouri: Fair Sunday.
Weather Conditions: The area of low barometric pressure has moved to the Lake region; this depression is
giving high winds and rain over considerable territory which includes the Lakes, Ohio and St, Lawrence val
leys. West of the .Mississippi the high barometer area now controls and consequently the prevailing weather is
clear and cool to cold. Temperatures are near the freezing point in western Kansas and Nebraska thence west
ward and northward.
In Columbia fine weather will likely prevail for the next two days; the nights will be cool enough for the
formation of frost.
A Good Scheme, Scoop, BUT
out the "pipe"
Forty-one men are eating at the
football training tables at Cornell.
They are divided into four sections,
according to their standing on the
Fraternity membership in universi
ties of the United States has more
than doubled In the last fifteen years.
In the 2,500 chapters there are more
than 389,000 members. They control
more than $15,000,000 worth of prop
erty. Statistics compiled at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin show that the stu
dents there SDend $1,598,810 each
year. Or this amount $590,417 is j
spent for board, $292,393 for room ,
rent, $250,000 for clothing and $465,
800 for incidental expenses. The
university spent about $1,500,000 for
building and general running ex
penses, making a total income to
Madison of $3,108,723 from university
St Louis County Leads in Grapes.
St. Louis County is the leading
grape growing county in Missouri,
according to statistics announced
here by the state board of horticul
ture. It had 471.493 vines in 1910.
Gasconade County ranked second with
219,151, less than hair as manv. Bu
chanan, with 195.171, was third; and
Andrew, with 167,585, fourth. Grape
growing is general throughout the
state. The city of St. Louis has 22,141
vines within the corporate limits.
Boone County (iirl Weds.
A marriage license was issued Fri
day to Oren F. Keithley of St. Louis
and Miss Cleora Lewis of Clark.
Boone County. Mr. Keithley is 28
years old and Miss Lewis is 27.
bring them to Henninger's where
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
conditio i
We will reg
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ulate your
watch free
so they can pick'
S. Department of Agriculture.
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F. M- Brandt Goes to Holden Fair,
iP. M-'Bradt, a 1910 graduate of the
College of Agriculture, departed Wed
nesday for oHIden, Mo., where he will
make several talks at the fair being
held there this week.
When Wet
Days Come
Bring your raincoats
or umbrellas to the Co
Op. Leave them here
while you are in class.
They will be safely kept for
you. Leave your parcels at the
Co-Op too. Many students
take advantage of this conven
'ience. You can also do your buying
while passing through the store.
Thus you are saved from mak
ing a single extra step when you
want to buy the things students
We've nearly starved
to death since You've
;een away
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