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Dr. R. H. Jesse to Head
League to Work for Ex
tension of Ballot.
Will Hold Rally in Decern-!
ber and Try to Interest
College Women.
Columbia Is to be represented in
the ranks of those, who, encouraged
by the adoption of equal-suffrage
amendments in other states, are now
organized under the slogan "Suffrage
for Missouri Women in 1914". The
Equal Suffrage Association of Colum
bia was organized Saturday night at
a meeting in the Athens Hotel.
Dr. H. H. Jesse was elected presi
dent. Mrs. Luella W. St. Clalr-Moss
and Dean W. W. Charters, vice-presidents;
Mrs. C. K. Burdick, secretary
and Miss Margaret Sampson, treas
urer. The executive committee con
sists of the officers and Miss Ella
Dobbs, Mrs. W. McNab Miller. Mrs.
G. B. Macfarlane, Prof. Max Meyer,
Dr. W. W. Elwang, Mrs. F. W. Poor
and Mrs. W. H. Willis.
About thirty persons attended the
meeting. Reasons for favoring wo
men's suffrage were given in short
addresses by Dr. Max Meyer, Mrs. F.
W. Poor and Dr. Woodson Moss.
Plans for the organization were dis
cussed. Columbia suffragists held a meeting
last summer for the summer school
students, when it was decided to
form a local organization. Much in
terest has since been manifested.
The local option campaign last
spring. It is said, helped to arouse
an interest in voting among the
women of Columbia.
The Columbia association will be
affiliated with the Missouri Equal
Suffrage League, of which Mrs.
George Gellhorn of St Louis is pres
ident. An equal suffrage rally will
be held in Columbia some time in
December. A special effort will be
made to interest college women in
the movement
Last Saturday was selected by the
National Equal Suffrage Association
as a day on which to celebrate the
recent election results, which gave
the ballot to women of Kansas, Mich
igan, Arizona and Oregon. In Mis
souri, celebrations were held in St
Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, War
rensburg, Kirksville, Webster Grove
and Columbia.
Membership in the Equal Suffrage
Association is open to both men and
women. The membership fee is 50
President Wood of Stephens College
Will Return Tomorrow.
Basil Gauntlett, dean of the music
department bt Stephens College,
gave an informal reception in the
college parlors Friday night The
guests included the music faculty of
Christian College, the Stephens Col
lege faculty and a few guests from
Mr. and Mrs. Calvert and Mrs. Kidd
of Green Ridge, Mo., were guests of
Mrs. J. M. Wood at dinner Saturday
Miss Mabelle Rennacker of Kansas
City arrived Sunday to visit Miss
Elizabeth Kerr.
Miss Neile Hudson, first assistant
in piano, will give a recital at 8:15
o'clock tonight in the college audi
torium. She will be assisted by Mrs.
R. E. Lucas.
The Y. W. C. A. concluded the
"Week of Prayer" Sunday morning.
Miss Pearl Cook lead the service.
President J. M. Wood well return
tomorrow morning from Springfield,
Mo., where he had been attending the
State Teachers' Association.
J. M.
Mnrry, Mo, Girl Weds Here.
Miss Mattie McAlpln and Mr. Ma
rion Irwin were married today by the
Rev. A W. Pasley at his home. 500
Lyons Street. The couple left for
the home of the bride in Murray, Mo.
After a reception there they will go
to Mr. Irwin's home in Lexington,
Delta Gamma's "At Home"
The Delta Gamma sorority will en
tertain at Its monthly "at home" at
the chapter house, S02 Virginia ave
nue, from 4 until 6 o'clock tomorrow
U. S. Forecast Says Fair Weather for
Tonight and Tomorrow.
The forecast for Columbia says:
"Fair tonight and Tuesday. Not much
change in temperature. Lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 32." The
temperatures today:
7 a. m 33 11 a. m 51
8 a. m 35 12 (noon) 56
9 a. m 39 1 p. m 59
10 a. m 46 2 p. m 62
T. W. Koch, librarian of Michigan
University, on the "Modern Library
Movements" at assembly.
Three Invited to Join Randolph Coun
ty Organization.
Three Columbia men, Fountain
Rothwell, William Hirth and Henry T.
Lee have been invited to join the Ran
dolph County Coon Club, which was
organized in Moberly, Mo., last week.
The first big coon hunt will be held
near Milton, November 20. 21 and 22.
The club has invited the two Mis
souri senators. Congressman Rucker,
Harry Hawes of St. Louis, Governor
elect Elliott W. Major, Auditor John
P. Gordon, James Cowgill, Senator
Laysaght of St Joseph, Campbell
Wells and Francis Wilson of Platte
City, O. L. Gentry of Liberty, Will
Hayes and Lormer Senator Heather
of Hannibal, State Senator Frank Mc
Allister, Tom Bodin of Paris, Senator
McDavld of Springfield, and a number
of other politicians to participate.
John E. Lynch Is great sachem of the
club and Judge A. H. Waller is judge
of pedigrees. Ml J. Lilly, former cir
cuit clerk, is keeper of the hounds.
At Meeting of Agricultural College
Heads at Atlanta Last Week.
Dean F. B. Mumford of the College
of Agriculture has just returned from
Atlanta, where he lectured before the
meeting of the heads of the different
agricultural colleges and experiment
stations of the United States and Can
ada. His subject was "Co-operation
in Extension Service between the Uni
ted States Department of Agriculture
and the Agricultural Colleges." The
dean said today that the delegates
from each college said that interest
was increasing in their state and that
larger appropriations were being re
Cord Across Road Lifts Occupants
From Their Seats.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robertson and
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lenigan of Mar
shall were injured while going out
Westwood avenue yesterday morn
ing in an automobile. A rope stretch
ed across the road to block travel
was not seen by the persons In the
car and caught them under their
chins. They were lifted from their
seats but none of them were seriously
Now Dodson, Fined for Attack, Faces
Concealed-Weapon Charge.
Thomas Dodson, who was fined in
the justice court last Thursday for
fighting on Broadway, will now have
to face the charge of carrying con
cealed weapons.
Dodson, who is a carpenter, plead
ed guilty of attacking T. C. Scruggs,
a contractor. At the time of this
attack it is alleged that Dodson car
ried brass "knucks." Dodson plead
ed guilty to this charge and has been
bound over to the next term of the
circuit court.
Miss Carey May Carroll, Missouri
Alumna Weds.
Miss Carey May Carroll, one of
the few women who have been grad
uated from the School of Law of the
University, was married Friday night
to Orlando Sprague in Independence,
Mo. Mrs. Sprague took her LL.D.
degree here in 1896. Both she and
Mr. Sprague have lived in Columbia.
Dr. Miller on "Small Town Slums."
Dr. Walter McXab Miller will speak
on "The Slums In the Small Town""at
the Y. W. C. A. meeting at 4:30 o'clock
tomorrow In Room 24, Academic Hall.
This is the second of a series of lec
tures on home and foreign missions.
Organized a Boys' Choir.
G. T. Sassee, director of the choir
in the Methodist Church, has organ
ized a boy's choir of twelve members.
They sang for the first time on Sun
day morning.
University Missourian Will
Bulletin Contest Play
By Play.
Special Leased Wire Vill
Carry News Direct From
the Field. ,!
A complete running report of 'the
Missouri-Kansas football game at
Lawrence, Kan., will be announced in
the University auditorium next Sat
urday afternoon, by the University
Arrangements have just been made
with the Western Union Telegraph
company for a special leased wire
service similar to that used by the
University Missourian to announce
the election results. A special wire
for the exclusive use of the Missour
ian will be strung to the football
field at Lawrence, Kan., and another
connected with the office of the Mis
sourian here in Columbia. There will
be a skilled operator at each end.
This will make it possible for the
Missourian reporter at Lawrence to
give the people of Columbia a run
ning account of the game, play by
In the auditorium the results will
be thrown on the screen by the stere
opticon. A small admission will be
charged to help defray the heavy ex
pense of the leased wire.
Everybody remembers the excellent
bulletins on election night the same
sort of service will be given next
Saturday afternoon.
Stndents From Neighbor State Plan
Thanksgiving Meal.
The Illini Club, an organization
composed of Illinois students is go
ing to give a Thanksgiving dinner.
F. W. Rucker, the secretary, is now
conferring with the Illinois students
with the hope of getting every one
in the University to attend this din
ner. The dining room of the Cafeteria
has been reserved. The dinner will
be given Wednesday evening Nov.
27 at 8 o'clock. A committee is mak
ing arrangements for a program.
Officers of the Illini Club are :
President, C. M. Elliott ; vice pres
ident, G. W. Turner; secretary, F.
W. Rucker ; sergeant at arms, S. D.
Theodore W. Koch of Michigan to TaJk
at Assembly.
"The Modern Library Movement1
is the subject of the lecture by
Theodore W. Koch at Assembly to
morrow morning. Colored lantern
slides will be used, and views of
many of the wordld's greatest libra
ries will be shown.
Mr. Koch is Librarian at the Uni
versity of Michigan.
Death of J. B. Matthews.
J. B. Matthews, who spent last
winter here with his son-in-law, Prof.
H. S. Philbrick, died Saturday in
Newton Center, Mass. He was the
father of Dr. Shaller Matthews of tha
University of Chicago, former editor
of the World Today, who has often
visited in Columbia. Mr. Matthews
is also survived by two other sons,
one of them a member of the faculty
of Johns Hopkins University.
Operated on H. O. Allison.
H. O. Allison, associate professor
in the College of Agriculture, who
was operated on yesterday for ap
pendicitis at Parker Memorial Hos
pital, is reported as doing well by
Dr. Guy L. N'oyes, superintendent of
the hospital. Dr. Noyes said today
that though Professor Allison's case
was serious he is expected to re
cover. Stephens College Recital Tonight.
Miss Nelle C. Hudson and Mrs. R.'
E. Lucas will give a musical concert
in the auditorium at Stephens Col
lege at 8:15 o'clock tonight. There
will be no admission. Miss Hudson
will play four selections. Mrs. Lu
cas will sing Aria from "Madam
Woman's Civic League to Meet
The Woman's Civic League will
meet at the V. M. C. A. Building at
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Across Current River and
Back Was Mr. Garth's
Party of Hunters Watched
the Columbia Man Pay
for Losing.
A swim across the Current River
a stream noted 'for its chilly waters,
at 10 o'clock at night Then another
plunge into the water and a swim
back again. Would it tempt you?
Anyway it was the experience of
one of Columbia's city councilmen,
,W. W. Garth, Jr., one night last week.
He lost a bet well, Mr. Garth isn't
discussing it, but here's the story:
A group of Columbia hunters down
on Current River, as well as all the
loyal Missouri rooters, exulted over
the Tiger victory over Drake a week
ago last Saturday. Because the
Tigers won the football game over
Drake, William Garth, a member of
the hunting party, had to swim over
Current River and back. He took the
swim, the result of a lost wager, at
10 o'clock at night while the rest of
the party stood on the bank and
made sport of him.
Before the Drake game L. F. Car
uthers bet Mr. Garth that the Tigers
would win; and the one who lost
had to swim across the back Current
River. This peculiar wager was made
because Current River is very cold
just at this time of the year and
everyone of the hunters knew that
it would be a big treat to see the
loser take the cold swim. The hunt
ing party was In camp far out In the
Ozark hills and got news of the game
Wednesday, four days after it had
taken place. That night Mr. Garth,
the loser, was called upon to take
his cold swim in the river.
Will Urge Passage of Uniform Divorce
Laws in Missouri and Kansas.
Dr. C. A. Ellwood, head of the so
ciology department of the University
of Missouri, will meet with Kansas
and Missouri authorities in Kansas
City next month to take measures to
promote the passage of uniform di
vorce and annullment of marriage
laws at the coming sessions of the
two legislatures.
These laws have been passed by the
national congress on uniform divorce
laws. An effort is now being made to
have this measure passed by all the
states so that there will be a uniform
divorce law throughout the country.
The provisions of the law are simple
but stringent There is also a pro
vision for the keeping of statistics by
state boards of health regarding all
divorces and marriages.
Association Will Secure Rooms for
Desk Members From Here.
The secretary of the Y. M. C A.
at the University of Kansas has
written to Secretary John S. Moore
that the members of the Kansas as
sociation have been elaborate prepa
rations for entertaining the Univer
sity of Missouri members the night
before the game. They have no dor
mitory but will get accommodations
in Lawrence homes, and will extend
an invitation to all members to make
Myers Hall their headquarters.
Art LoTers' Guild Program.
A study of Chamber Music con
ducted by Prof. W. H. Pomraer is a
part of the program to be given at 8
o'clock Thursday evening under the
auspices of the Art Lovers' Guild. Se
lections will be played by the Univer
sity String Quartette and vocal num
bers will be given. A part of the pro
gram is to be a preparation for the
Flonzaley Quartette.
Stephens Store Woman to Wed.
Miss Mattie L. Mc Alpin, of
Stephens Store, Boone County, and
Marvin Irwin of Lexington. Lafayette
County, received a license to marry
ThanksiriTinir Dance Planned.
A Thanksgiving dance will be
given at Columbia Hall Wednesday.
November 27 The dance Is for all
the students. Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Moulton will be chaperones.
Noted Worker, Dr. H. F. Coie, Will
Spenk Here Thursday.
Dr. Henry FCope, general secre
tary of the Religious Education As
sociation, will speak on "Religious
and Social Meanings in Education"
at Assembly Thursday. At 4:15
o'clock that afternoon he will hold a
conference at the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing with those persons interested in
religious education. At 6:45 o'clock
Doctor Cope will speak in the Y. M.
C. A. Auditorium on "Leadership in
the Life Today." This address will
be open to the public.
The Religious Education Associa
tion was founded by Dr. William
Harper, the late president of the Uni
versity of Chicago. Its purpose is
to bring together religion and edu
cation, to develop instruction along
religious and moral lines, and to en
courage better pedogogical methods
in Sunday schools, churches, and all
schools and , colleges where religious
instruction is given. The association
publishes a monthly magazine "The
Journal of Religious Education."
Dr. Jesse was instrumental in
helping organize the association and
President Hill is one of the vice
presidents. Doctor Cope is a native of England.
When a young man he came to this
country and entered the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary at
Louisville, Ky. He is connected with
many religious publications and is
the author of "Sunday School Man
agement," "The Bonanza Bible
Class," "Levels of Living" and
"Friendly Life."
Mayor Says Council Wont
Accept Telephone Pro
posal for Inventory.
The City Council will take seme
action to obtain lower telephone
rates for Columbia, according to
Mayor W. S. St Clair. J'ist what the
method will be is to be decided in
the council meeting. The matter will
be taken up tomorrow night.
The mayor says the council will
not accept the proposal of J. A. Hud
son for an inventory of the property
belonging to the Columbia Telephone
Company as a basis for determining
the rates. "The law is clear in giv
ing the council a right to regulate by
ordinance the rates of public corpo
rations. If we fix a rate that is
unsatisfactory to the Telephone Com
pany It can take the matter into
court for a reduction of rates. Then
a careful inventory will be made
showing the exact condition of the
Company's business," he said today.
Anyway Ton Figure the Tigers Will
Win Saturday.
Just choose the one you like pos
sibly one may be close to the score.
Missouri defeated Washington 33 to
0. The St. Louis school won from
Drury 27 to 12 and this school beat
Washburn Saturday 14 to 6. Drivers'
team humbled Kansas 10 to 0. By
adding up the scores it will be seen
that Missouri will win next Saturday
84 to 18.
Another line is on the Drake game.
Drake won from Kansas 6 to 0 and
lost to Missouri 14 to 17. This com
parison gives the Tigers a victory
over the Jayhawkers by the score of
23 to 14.
Still another way. Missouri beat
the Sooners 14 to 0. In turn the
Southerners won from the Jayhawk
ers 6 to 5 making Missouri the better
team by the score of 20 to 5.
From the viewpoint of the K. U.
supporters the Nebraska figures are
the most favorable. The Cornhuckers
won from Kansas last Saturday 14 to
3 and three weeks ago beat the Tigers
7 to 0. This would indicate a Mis
souri victory of 7 to 3.
Mexico Commercial Club Has Guaran
teed Expenses.
Audrain County is to have a farm
adviser. After the Audrain County
Court had refused to contract with
the Missouri Board of Agriculture for
a farm adviser at $2,000 a year, the
Mexico Commercial Club passed a
resolution guaranteeing the expense
for three years.
Disturbing the Peace $23.
Cliff George was fined $25 and
costs in police court today amount
ing to $33.25 for disturbing the peace
of W. F. Rice.
Columbia Telephone Com
pany JLoses Half Its Opera
tors Every Six Months. -
Requirements as to Age,
Reach and Height Make
Positions Hard to Fill.
The number of marriages among
"hello" girls employed by the Colum
bia Telephone Company causes a
change in half the force every six
months. Since June 1, seven girls
have quit the switchboard for mar
ried life. This is one of the great
problems that make the telephone
business hazardous, according to the
chief operator in Columbia. Girls
stay for years at other occupations,
but as a telephone operator the aver
age is less than two years, she says.
Since June 1, Miss Daisy Dodson,
after one year at the switch board,
married J. Threlklll; Miss Myrtle
Burnette, six months a telephone girl,
married Douglass Ashlock; Miss Dot
Rice became the wife of Wallace
Rice, after serving the whole of four
years as "hello" girl; Miss Alpha
Chandler, three years at the board.
married Barney Harris; and Miss
Mrytle Harris, after one year in the
service, married Clyde Griggs. So
the story goes and many are the
troubles of the chief operator, for
she has to train a new girl every
time one gets married.
Such a drain has the matrimonial
market been that only ten girls are
at work now where there should be
nineteen. As fast as new girls can
be obtained they are trained for the
service, and the chance soon comes
for them to take a regular place at
the switchboard.
Miss I. A. Potter, chief operator for
the Columbia company, declares the
public would be far more considerate
If it knew of her trial. Not every
girl will do to answer the telephone.
The age limits are 17 and 22. Be
tween these ages the girls are more
active, have sweeter voices and more
patience than when they get older.
Patience is one of the requisites of
a good telephone girl. Twenty thous
and calls a day takes lots of patience.
Miss Potter says, even though they
are divided among seven sweet
voiced girls. Only girls of a certain
height can be used. The switchboard
requires a girl about 5 feet 4 inches
in height. Likewise the reach of an
operator must be sufficient to cover
the board. A girl must have good
hearing and sight.
The better pay which telephone
girls receive in Columbia is offset by
the fact that the company requires a
much higher standard of service than
does the average company, according
to the chief operators. With pay be
tween $30 and $40 a month, applica
tions for places at the switchboard
are numerous, but the strict examin
ation given by Miss Potter eliminates
many of the applicants.
Miss Georgia Isahelle Gibson the Bride
of M. U. Graduate.
Ernest Howard Favor, a graduate
of the University of' Missouri in 1902,
was married recently to Miss Georgia
Isabelle Gibson of St Joseph. Mr.
Favor, while in the University, was
an assistant in botany and later an
assistant In horticulture for several
years. He spent a year on work con
nected with the landscape department
of the Jamestown Exposition. Later
he returned to the University as an
instructor in horticulture.
Since leaving the University, Sir.
Favor has been connected with fruit
growing enterprises in the Northwest.
The last three or four years he has
been associate editor of the Farmer
and Fruit Grower, a magazine pub
lished in St Joseph. Here he met
Miss Gibson. His home formerly was
In Springfield.
Debate on the Question of a Lery on
"Shall Bachelors be Taxed," was
the subject of a debate given by mem
bers of the B. Y. P. E.. of the Baptist
Church, last Saturday night. The
Judges' decision was for the affirma
tive, but was withdrawn In favor of
the negative. There were other
stunts, one given by young women
from Stephens College.

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