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A Brealaic Dally fcj the Students la the
Srbl f Jenraillim at tke Unlreraltr
of Jliaaoari.
Managing Editor
University Mlagourlan Association (Inc.)
.T. Harrison .Brown, nresldent: Itobert S.
Mann, secretary; James !. May. Ward A.
Xetr, t'aul J. Tnompson. u. J. .Mcivay, .
E. Hall, T. 8. Hudson. Ivan II. Epperson.
Office: In Virginia Bldg.. Down Stairs.
Entered at tbe Postofflce of Columbia, Mo.,
as secoad-class mall matter.
Two Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mall
Address all communications to
Colombia. Missouri.
Columbia is admirably equipped in
many ways to induce a smile of ap
preciation or a word of praise from
its most critical visitors. It greets
him with neatly constructed railroad
stations. It whisks him over miles of
smooth and well-paved streets. It
points with pride to its educational
institutions. It shows him new busi
ness blocks and the substantial na
ture of the city as a whole. It is
able to arouse the investigator to a
high point of enthusiasm and antici
pation. Yet, it has a stumbling block
which is able to take away a good
pan of the visitor's exurberance, and
if he be a prospective investor it may
cause him to grasp his money the
tighter and move on. Its problem is
in "sleeping" him. Columbia lacks a
good hotel.
Columbia is far behind in the mat
ter of hotel accommodations. It
needs a good hotel which will rank
along with the hotels of Jefferson City
and Mexico. Many traveling men
come to Columbia and they would
avail themselves of better accommo
drtions. Columbia has many visitors
all the time. It has conventions and
assemblies of all kinds. If it had a
good hotel it would have many more.
A commodious hotel supplying its
patrons with satisfactory service per
forms the work of an advertisement.
It creates a demand beside supplying
present needs. A few years ago the
Connor hotel was built in Joplin. Now
Joplin considers it one of its most
valuable Institutions. It provides the
best hotel service to be had in South
west Missouri. It has made Joplin
one of the most popular convention
cities in the state. No traveling man
or other visitor who is within twenty
or thirty miles of Joplin will spend
the night anywhere else if he can
manage to get to the Connor. This is
the kind of a hotel Columbia needs.
The coming of winter will bring the
old time trouble of dumping ashes in
places where they should not go.
'' Every city has an ordinance about
putting ashes in alleys, streets and
water drains. These are often poorly
enforced and it falls to the individual
to see that they will not need enforc
ing. Mud holes formed by water stand
ing in the early fall will be mud holes
all winter. They are harmful to the
health of people who live near. They
do not help make a "city beautiful."
Start an ash pile some place where
it will do no harm.
Sunday was set aside by divine de
cree as a day of rest. Studying is
not rest. To many University stu
dents, Sunday means the day for get
ting up back work which they have
been letting slide, or as the time for
preparing Monday's lessons. A man
may do his work according to this
system for a short time and Sunday
will come to mean nothing different
from any other day of the week.
Most persons will agree that houses
should not be built on Sunday, that
streets should not be paved that day
nor fields be rjlowed then. Has the
student any more right to do his work
on the Sabbath than the carpenter,
the contractor or the farmer has to
do his?
Most students study on Sunday be
cause they waste their time on Satur
day or some other day. If a student
really wants to, he will find that It
is possible for him to do many things
during the week days which he usu
ally leaves until Sunday.
But there is something in Sabbath
observance aside from any religious
sense. A Sunday properly " spent
tones up both the body and mind. Fa
tigue is lifted from an overworked
body. Relaxation is given strained
eyes. Fogged brains are clarified.
Without these a man's work cannot
be efficient
Sunday fails to touch the lives of
some. Many never feel that resur
gence of spiritual vigor which comes
with thoughts of better things during
a day set aside from the grind of
every-day work and responsibilities.
Sunday should be the day for the es
tablishing of a genial relationship
with one's better self rather a time
for getting up those "outside readings."
Books are like individuals. Kept in
dark and secluded places, they are
useless to society. But placed where
they can be seen and consulted, they
show knowledge and impart wisdom.
Hundreds of books and periodicals in
the library of the University of Mis
souri and the State Historical Society
are playing hermit. Stacked up in
the elevator shaft, lost beneath high"
piles of literature and thrown in out-of-the-way
corners, they are worth
less to the young men and women for
whose use they were placed among
the files of the library. These same
books, if arranged in the shelves of
an attractive library building, in a
place where they could be easily
reached, would become useful.
Books in another respect are like
individuals. They need care and at
tention. They live longer in a large
room admitting plenty of sunlight
than they do in a damp basement.
There are many books in the Univer
sity of Missouri library in the last
stages of consumption, so to speak,
because they have lived so long in
the basement of Academic Hall,
where they have absorbed dampness
and where they have become saturat
ed with dust in spite of the efforts of
librarians and janitors. These same
books If placed in a new well venti
lated building would last years
longer than they will in their present
Books have almost the same value
as a human life. They record life,
and when destroyed much of what is
of alue to the living is lost. Many;
books in the University of Missouri1
library represent the greatest minds
in history; many record the llves and
thoughts of men, wb -ave made pos
sible the state and the University.
They contain information, which if
destroyed could never be replaced.
Yet these books are kept in a building
that is not fireproof. At any time fire
might break out and the state and
the University would be deprived not
only of Academic Hall but of records, j
which represent years of earnest la- J
bor; books, which money or minds
could not replace.
The state of Missouri while provid
ing for its sons and daughters beauti
ful buildings in which to meet and re
ceive learning from instructors should
also provide a building capable of
protecting and preserving that which
represents the real learning of its
men and women and which will give
back to the state again and again in
the education of future generations.
All Mnst Be Color Blind.
The fallacy of the average English
man who regards black as white, has
been noted by Gilbert K. Chesterton.
" People," he writes,. " never ask
whether the current color language
is always correct. We call wine
' white wine,' which is yellow. We
call grapes 'white grapes, which are
manifestly pale green. We give to
the European, whGse complexion Is a
sort of pink drab, the horrible title of ,
a white man ' a picture more blood i
curdling than any specter in Poe." '
London Chronicle. I
CfC.L0He-wiU -pto - tJ CVCL0HE-I COMMAND) t Too-BAfc-XU. SEE. lhA vVul-WT
Echoes of Yesterday,
FlTe Tears Ago.
The newspapers told of the installa
tion of M. A. Hart as pastor of the
Christian Church. T. P. Haley of
Kansas City, and Pastors Elwangand
Thomas of Columbia were speakers at
the service. The Rev. Mr. Hart came
here from Kentucky.
At a meeting of the Missouri Col
lege Union, Dr. J. C. Jones was ap
pointed chairman of a committee on
uniform entrance requirements from
the high schools.
Ten Years Afro.
The executive committee of the
Missouri Press Association voted to
hold the next meeting in Columbia.
The Missouri State Dairy Associa
tion held a week's meeting in the new
Jalry building.
Twenty Years Ago.
A thoughtless boy touched off a keg
of gunpowder in the Rocheport tun
nel, while the tunnel was filled with
visitors. A newspaper records the
incident, adding "fortunately no one
was hurt but the boy."
The Fortnightly Club held its first
regular meeting. It was organized
among the young women of the. Uni
versity faculty circle for the study of
Shakespeare and American authors.
Mrs. R. H. Jesse was honorary presi
dent; Mrs. E. A. Allen, chairman.
Forty Years Ago.
The Statesman noted the change in
the mechanical make-up of the St.
Louis Republican, the oldest newspa
per in the state. The Statesman itself
was next oldest.
An account of the great lire in Bos
ton, in which many lives were lost
and fifty million dollars of property
destroyed was printed, with the as
surance that it would have no finan
cial effect upon the rest of the coun
try. A panic had been feared.
Curtains in Academic Hall.
Editor The Missourian: The
sight of flimsy lace curtains in the
windows of Academic Hall as you
walk across the quadrangle is very
distasteful. The curtains on the sec
ond floor give the building somewhat
the appearance of a hotel or a room
ing house from the outside. If there
were a few more the appearance
would be ridiculous.
This brings up the question, are
they necessary ? Could not such an
admirable organization as the Y. W.
C. A, which we recognize is badly in
need of a building, get along without
the curtains ? "Would curtains be ex
empt under the sanitary rules taught
in preventive medicine regarding the
fixtures of a room .especially in such
a public place ?
T. K. R.
The Mystery of Sleep.
It is impossible to give any precise
explanation of the phenomenon of
sleep. Yet many theories have been
advanced. Legendre has shown by
fairly conclusive arguments that it
is due neither to "brain pallor," nor
to intoxication by carbonic acid, nor
to the presence of narcotic sub
stances in the blood, theories that
have been in turn advanced. Le
gendre intimates his preference for
the view that sleep is not the result
of fatigue, but is an inherited instinct
designed to protect the organism
against the ill effects of fatigue.
Harper's Weekly.
Chemists to Meet Tonight.
The University of Missouri section
of the American Chemical Society
will meet at 7 o'clock tonight in the
Agricultural Auditorium. Dr. P. F.
Trowbridge will make a report on the
Perkins lecture at the Eighth Inter
national Congress of Chemists. Dr.
W. G. Brown will also speak.
To Talk on Rnral Playgrounds.
O. F. Field, instructor in physical
training, will lecture at 9 o'clock Sun
day morning at Y. M. C. A. Audito
rium on "Rural Sports and Play
grounds." Leave It To
From Other Colleges
The Missouri Club of Drake held its
annual reception last Thursday night.
"Houn dawgs" were much in evi
dence. The Y. W. C. A. of Drake has an
nounced that arrangements have been
made whereby every girl in the uni
versity may have a beau.
Yale University, according to Its
latest catalog, has 17,251 graduates,
the greatest number of them being
law students.
Incensed by the statement that
"when it comes to ping-pong and tid-dle-de-winks
Denver can make them
all sit up and gaze around," the foot
ball men are looking for the sporting
editor of the Denver Clarion. The ed
itor has disappeared suddenly.
The seniors of Denver University
have entered a compact not to set a
razor to their upper lip until the
growth thereon is of sufficient size to
be recognized as a mustache.
Before a Harvard student can be
promoted to the Junior class he must
pass an oral examination in French
and German. Many men who could
write good examinations fall down on
this oral work and It Is especially em
barrassing to the athletic teams.
Brief Local News
Mrs. W. R. Nelson has gone to Ful
ton to visit Mrs. Walter Harrison.
A. C. Hulen went to Hallsville yes
terday to attend the funeral of Shel
ton Qnisenberry.
Mrs. Josephine Main of Nebo, 111.,
departed yesterday after visiting her
daughter, Mrs. J. J. Burke, for the
last three weeks.
Mrs. U. G. Mason of Kansas City,
who has been visiting her father, H.
C. Wlswall, near Rocheport,: yester
day Mrs. George Todd.
Mrs. W. B. Pigg went to Hallsville
yesterday to attend the funeral of
Shelton Quisenberry, who died Wed
nesday. The burial was at Repton
Cemetery, near Hallsville.
Mrs. George W. Allison of McPher
son.'Kan., who has been visiting rel
atives here for the last few weeks,
has departed for Kansas City, where
she will visit for a few days before
returning home.
I ur. u. a. amun or lexarKana. rex..
who has been visiting his family for
the last few days, departed yesterday
for his home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Manning of
i Cincinnati, Ohio, who were here yes
jterday on business, departed this
morning for Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Koch departed
this morning for Quincy, III., where
they will visit friends for a few days.
Miss Murray Anderson, a student in
the University, departed this morning
for her home in Bowling Green, hav
ing received word that her mother is
O. H. Mathis went to Centralia on
business this morning.
J. H. Turrel of Sedalia was here
on business today.
J. M. Hughes of Hallsville was here
on business today.
G. N. Akeman and J. W. Schwabe
went to Hallsville on business today.
J. T. Mitchell went to Browns Sta
tion on business this morning. "
H. N. Huntsman and Carl Haynes
of Moberly, who were here on busi
ness yesterday, departed this morn
ing for their home.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs.
Carson Boyce, who live near Browns
Station, died yesterday. The Rev. A.
W. Pasley went to Browns this morn
Cyclone To Fight His Weight
ing to preach the funeral, which will
be held at Mount Zion Church.
T. D. Jones of Chlllicothe, stopped
here yesterday on his way home from
Jefferson City, where he attended a
good roads meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnold of St.
Louis, who have been visiting Mrs.
Arnold's parents, Dr. and Mrs. P. J.
Mitchell, departed for their home this
T. M. Willet of Hannibal, state
manager for the Brotherhood of
American Yeoman, attended a meet
ing of the lodge here last night He
departed this morning for Chillicothe,
whehe he will attend a meeting and
entertainment to be held by the lodge
there tonight
Glennon Club Meets.
The Glennon Club met Wednesday
evening at the home of Mrs. C. O.
Ehinger on Providence road.
Mr. Senior and
Miss Senior
Now is the time you
need your senior pin
most, now while you
are in the University.
Here is the place it is
known and understood
The Co-Op senior
Ein is solid gold. It
as a safety clasp
and cannot come
loose. The price is
Only a half cent a
a day minimum 15
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 25c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
6 to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per week.
BOARD and Room for $4.50 a week.
104 Dorsey. Mrs. Little. d24
MEALS First class meals for $3.50
a week; one week's trial will convince
you. 507 Hitt Mrs. G. A. Keene. d26
LOST Dark 'ed sweater. Finder
please call Green 231. Reward. d6.
LOST High School pin. Letters
H. H. S. '09 Black. and Gold., 203 S.
6th or phone 974 Green. 3
TO RENT Two rooms for young
ladies. 701 Hitt St Phone 816 Black.
WANTED TO RENT, furnished. 5
to 8 room cottage; by responsible
persons. Address H, care Missourian.
FOR RENT NIne-roem modern
house, corner of Stewart Road and
Westwood avenue, for $30 par month.
Inquire at 110 N. 8th St, or phone
386 Green, or 394 Red. W. E. Farley.
Room for rent. One large front
In Bull Dogs
H. 0. Sereraace to Chicairo.
H. ,0. Severance, University libra
rian, will leave tonight for Chicago to
visit the Harper Memorial Library
and other libraries of that city. He
will return Monday.
When you have read this issue of
the Missourian mail it to a friend
It may bring a new student to the
University next year.
Phone 55 University Missourian.
We are offering to our
patrons a free trip to Law
rence, Kansas, November
This provides an excel
lent opportunity to join the
"Old Guard" and see the
Jayhawkers lose. Don't
fail to inquire about this.
Athens Bowling
South of Broadway on Tenth Street
bring them to Henninger's where
they will be repaired by experti
and returned to you in perfect
we win reg- rienmnvers
ulate your
watch free
-. .
' StSBroadway
room $4. 448 White. 505 Conley. tf .
WANTED Boarders by the day,
week or meal. 6i)0 South 9th. tf.
Ear piano player will furnish, moiled
for dances and parties. Sanford EBtety-f
phone 540 Green. (d6t).
WANTED Sewing at home or'by j
the day. Prices reasonable. MiM
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
FOR SALE Pure bred fox terrier
pups from champion prize winning
ancestry. Arthur Rhys, East Hudsoa
Ave. (d6t)
tive therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Ave.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
WANTED Position as housekeeper
by educated woman, with 8-year old
daughter, in bachelor or widower's
home. Wants good home and daugh
ter's education. No salary. Address
X 605 Elm. (d6t)
Save half the price on typewriters.
See L. h. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d6t)
Phone 55 for Missourian Want Ad
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