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Tests at University Experi
ment Station Show Illinois
Variety Is Not Superior.
New Bulletin Points Out
Possibility of Developing
Local Fields.
That Missouri coal is just as good
as Illinois coal is shown by tests
made at the engineering experiment
station of the University of Missouri.
The results of the test are published
In a bulletin called "Firing Tests on
Missouri Coal." A boiler at the Uni
versity power plant was used. Con
trary to general opinion, it was found
that home coal gave as good results
as Illinois coal, or even slightly bet
ter. While half of the 114 counties of
the state are underlaid with coal, the
people of Missouri buy much of their
coal from Illinois, Kansas and Okla
homa, according to the bulletin. It
"The mining industry in this state
is not very well developed. The price
of Missouri coals at the mines is
somewhat higher than in neighboring
states, Illinois for example. This is
because the methods of mining are
generally not as good, the coal seams
are not as thick and high freight rates
make it unnecessary to maintain low
prices in competition with a distant
market. An increased use of native
Missouri coal would stimulate the
United States Weather Bureau Says
Temperature Will Be Moderate.
The forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau for today says: Fair
tonight and Wednesday, moderate
temperature. The hourly tempera
tures today were:
11 a. m 34
12 (noon) 5S
1 p. m 60
2 p. m 65
7 a. m 45
S a. m 45
9 a. m 48
10 a. m 52
Dr. Cutler to Base Magazine Article
on Answers Received.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state dairy and
food commissioner, has sent out to
the dairymen of the state very pointed
questions in which he seeks to show
in a magazine article which will ap
pear soon on what basis the dairies
are run. He has also sent to farmers
of Southeast Missouri, questions on
raising alfalfa. In the last he seeks
to show how dairying can be made
more profitable by increasing the al
falfa acreage. He is also collecting
photographs which he expects to use
in connection with the magazine ar
Theodore Koch Tells of the
System Used in the Old
Time Libraries.
Volumes Weren't Kept So
Patrons Could Peruse
Them Modern Way.
Gant-Ellison toSell Out the
Stock in Women's Cloth
ing Store.
mines of the state to creat actixitv
and modern methods of mining. The!cnough t0 justlf' thcir remaining in
uusmess. iney expect to close tne
, Qtnro Vnlinmr- 1
consumer andt
J. B. uant, the senior member of
price of roal at the mine could then
be lowered, and both
nrodURpr would lm lienefitoil.
"As more than half the total cost,he firm- rctired froin siness mc
i nine ago. .Mr. KlUson will start an
other store somewhere else with his
of coal purchased outside the state is
for freight and haulage to cities in
in the Northwest and will nrobablv
start a store in some town in Wash
ington or Oregon.
..n ...-. r x" nn i- i-tii.
the middle of the state, there is great i" ""-' - "- ul Kansas luj.
opportunity for the development ofiThe-v hae bcen lookin& for a location
local coal fields with short-haul trans
portation. Successful competition1
with outside coal depends on the re
liability of the supply, which probably
necessitates storage, and on the total
cost delivered. The cost of transport
ing short distances can easily be made
law by the proper facilities."
The bulletin discusses some of the
objections made to the use of Missouri
coal. It declares clinker troubles may
be overcome by proper firing. It con
tains detailed tabulated results of the
tests made in the University power
plant, and discusses combustion and
Beginning with the Vatican, as a
library of the first type, Theodore W.
Koch, librarian of the University of
Michigan discussed library move
ments. In his talk at Assembly this
"There are three classes of li
brary," he said, "and this one of the
Pope is the kind which is chiefly for
the preservation of manuscript, con
taining only those books which have
to do with the study of these manuscripts."
Mr. Koch illustrated his lecture
with pictures of the various places he
mentioned. As he said the early ones
convey no suggestion of a library to
the casual observer. Achitecturally
they are beautiful, but the books and
manuscripts are kept in cabinets,
away from public reach, and in some,
as in libraries in Florence, they are
even chained down, lest some inter
ested reader should be tempted to
carry them away. The spirit of the
time is illustrated bv the remark of
a man of this period who said:
"The librarian who reads is lost."
The museum idea was featured, not
the work shop and laboratory.
The library of Berlin is more like
the modern type where the use of
books is paramount. Here the mod
ern methods of housing books is
found. In England, some of the li
braries connected with the colleges
are of the non-usuable sort. One li
brarian did not want any one to know
that a certain book had been added to
his collection for fear he would be
bothered to death by persons wanting
to get it.
In the old Harvard library, every
book had its own particular corner,
placed when it was first brought, and
there it remained. A book of ser
mons might be next to a work on
mathematics, but that did not bother
Flan LVcd at Kansas and Michigan to ! the librarian any. The time limit for
Be Tried at M. U. (keeping out a borrowed book depend-
The Gant-Ellison Company has
started a sale to close out the store
here. J. B. Gant and W. H. Ellison
started the women's clothing store
here three years ago. The partners
say that they have always tried to
carry the highest class of goods but
the trade here has not been large
Cadets at University to Have
New Commandant After
December 15.
Does Not Know Where He
Will Be Stationed No
Successor Named.
Lieutenant Ellery V. Farmer, Com
mandant of Cadets at the University
of Missouri, must return to active ser
vice with troops by December 15, ac
cording to provisions of a sweeping
order issued from the War Depart
ment in Washington.
As a result of the order making
necessary the change by Lieutenant
Farmer, 1170 officers of the army be
low the rank of Major are making
preparations to be moved from their
present locations. Xone knows yet
where he will be moved or who 'will
succeed him. Lieutenant Farmer does
having been in the regular service the
specified time.
Appointed In 1899.
Lieutenant Farmer was appointed
to West Point by Congressman James
T. Lloyd of the first congressional
district In 1899, from his home in
La Grange, Mo. He was graduated
from West Point'in 1903 when he was
ordered to San Antonio, Texas, for
service. He served four years at va
rious posts throughout Texas and
along the border. In 1907 he went to
the Philippines. Here -he served six
months In the Military Information
Bureau Division In Manila and later
was Post-quartermaster at Camp Da-
raga, on the island of Luzon.
Professor Meyer Discusses
Yelling on Football Field
and Its Effect.
Warren Viley Bel urns From Funeral
in Kansas City.
arren J. Viley, a junior in the
School of Law, has just returned from
his home in Kansas City, where ho
went to attend the funeral of his
father. Lee P. Viley, who died Thurs
day night.
Mr. Viley had been in poor health
several years. His son here took him
to Europe last summer. They spent
four months at the health resorts of
Germany and Switzerland, returning
in September.
Mr. Viley, who was 53 years old was
Football Players Receive a Rabbit's
Foot to Help Win.
Twelve rabbit's feet, tied in gold and
black ribbon, one for each member of
the football team and one for C. L.
Brewer, were found by captain .C P.
Le Mire on his plate as the team sat
down to supper last night These
tokens of good luck were the gifts of
Dr. Robert M. Burgess, a dentist and
football enthusiast of Columbia. Along
with the rabbit feet was the following
effusion written by the Doctor, him
self: "Kansas U. Has a Jay hawk brat.
This .Tayhawk sang like Caruso.
Missouri U. got its fat
Now it doesn't do so."
Doctor Burgess refuses to tell where
he got the rabbit's feet. However, he
says, they mean doom to Kansas.
The glory of wearing an "M" will
not be limited to the men this year.
In the spring the honor will be given
to any young woman who has made
the team in two major sports, which
include hockey, basketball, cricket,
tennis and possibly baseball. In ad-
ed on the size; a small one could be
kept out one week, a large volume
two, a weighty manuscri.pt one month.
A story Is told of a man widely
known in library work of his day, Mr.
Koch said, that he started across the
campus one afternoon smiling to him-
Hra&dsEt 1
Lieutenant Ellerv Fanner
Support From Grandstand
Isn't Good for theMen
in the Contest.
William Norman Fined $50 lint Given
Stay of Execution.
"I will fine you $50 and costs but
I am going to give you a stay of ex
ecution as long as you be good and
keep your mouth shut," said J. T.
Stockton, police judge to William
Norman when he was arraigned this
morning on a charge of disturbing
tne peace and using improper lan-
Euace. Xorman was arrested last
night on the complaint of Mrs. Walter
Chandler He has been boarding at
the home of the complaintant. When
Mrs. Chandler ordered him to find
another boarding place it is said that
he threatened that he would get even
hy giving .Mrs. Chandler's home a
black name every where he went The
Wart told him to go back to work.
Go to Lawrence and help root for the Tigers if you
can. But if you can't, then you needn't miss the thrills
of a big football game.
The University Missourian will bring the game to you
in Columbia. In the University Auditorium Saturday
afternoon every detail of the game will be told on a screen
only a matter of seconds after it actually happens in
Lawrence. There will be news every minute from the
time the big crowd arrives on the field until the final
whistle blows.
A special leased wire from the Lawrence gridiron to
Academic Hall will bring the news direct This wire will
be used exclusively by the Missourian. A man who knows
football will tell you over the wire every play, every gain,
every moment executed by the two teams.
If you can't go watch 'em beat Kansas at home.
Broadway Concrete ravins Done.
The concrete paving on West
Broadway has been finished between
Edgewood and Glenwood avenues.
ditlon to making the teams she must
be in good standing in the Athletic
Association, have "E" in gymnasium
work for both semesters and be in
perfect health.
This is the first year the athletics
of the women students at the Univer
sity of Missouri have been recognized
in this way, but the plan has been
followed at other universities, in
cluding Kansas and Michigan.
The hockey season is over and the
sophomores are the champions. The
seniors and freshmen contested for
second place but both games they
played resulted in tie scores. The
four teams have had their pictures
Indoor work began yesterday. The
teams for basketball will be organ
ized December 1, and the season will
open after the holidays.
Library CInb Sleets Tonight
The Columbia Library Club will
meet at S o'clock tonight at the home
of W. K. Stone. Dr. A. T. Olmstead
will speak on the Balkan sitaution.
Theodore W. Koch, librarian of the
University of Michigan, will speak on
the subject, 'Some' Old Time Librarians."
self. A friend stopped him and asked
the reason for his happy smile. "I
have just been going over the books
in the library," he answered, "and
find that they are all there but two.
Professor X has those, and I am go
ing out now to get them."
Another time he caught some un-der-graduates
in the library and said,
"Boys, boys, what are you doing
Justin Winsor was the first of the
modern librarians. He believed in
the use of books and did much to fa
cilitate their accesibility to the pub
lic. When the moumental library of
Columbia University was being built
some one asked the architect how he
was getting along. "Well, he an
swered. "I have the facade worked
out pretty well, and the dome, but I
don't know where to put the darn
Bought Flowers for Prof. Allison.
Tne class in breeds of live stock
took up a collection yesterday to buy
flowers for Prof. H. O. Allison, who
was operated on recently for appendicitis.
not know to what part of the country
he will be sent for service or who will
be appointed to take his place here.
The move of the War Department
making these changes is the most
drastic action taken in years. It has
resulted from the provisions of a
rider attached to the military appro
priation bill passed by Congress near
the close of the last session in August.
It provided that all officers below the
grade of Major who haven't served
four out of the last six years, up to
December 15, with troops, must be
returned to active service by that time.
Change of 585 Officers.
A total of 585 out of 700 officers now
in detached service must be relieved
by December 15 and this will make
necessary a change of 5S5 officers
from service with troops to take their
places. Between a third and half of
the academic officers of West Point
will be relieved right in the middle of
the school year. Operation of the
school there will be greatly affected.
Twenty-two universities, including
the University of Missouri, will lose
their Commandant of Cadets. Besides,
military schools throughout the coun
try will be affected by loss of officers
on their teaching staff. The Army
Service school at Leavenworth proba
bly will have to close. Military at
taches to foreign legations, officers at-
born at Georgetown, Ky. He came to
Missouri twenty-five years ago. He
had bcen engaged in the real estate
business ever since he had been in
Missouri. He bought large tracts of
land in Texas and Arkansas, divided
them up into small sections, and sold
Mr. Viley left a wife, one daughter.
and three sons. His wife and daugh
ter had returned from Paris, where
his daughter was studying music, just
a week before his death. Two of the
sons live in Kansas City.
IV. P. Cutler "Nabs" Law Violators
and Makes Speeches Between Times.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
dairy commissioner Is a busy man.
Indeed when he Is not busy guarding
the people's health from the poisons
such as sulphate of copper and other
coloring agents which, makes "board
ing house peas" look appetizing, he is
on the jump making speeches at such
organizations as the State Fair, retail
merchants' associations, agricultural
shows and various other organizations.
He keeps an eye out for the fakers
and nabs one every time the oppor
tunity presents. His deputy at Jeffer
son City arrested a butcher the other
day for selling bad meat, which cost
the seller $10.
tending foreign schools and officers! " an otner instance ue uu.u,,
connected with foreign service in va-, 13-000 pounds of fish that had been
rious ways will have to return to the frozen, had been allowed to thaw and
United States and be relieved by offi
cers now here. The expenditure of
several hundred thousand dollars will ,
be required to make the changes. Had
the order gone into affect in the sum
mer the schools would not be so seri
ously affected.
Rooting helps to win but it doesn't
help the team.
That is Prof. Max Meyer's answer
to the question, which recently has
been much debated among the stu
dents of the University. From a
psychological standpoint, there is no
experimental data to show the effect
of rooting, says Professor Meyer. It
is, therefore, still a matter of personal
opinion, he says.
While expressing his belief that
rooting helps to win. Professor Meyer
says that he thinks the effect of root
ing upon the work of the team is far
less than people generally believe it
"I believe also," he says, "as former
President Eliot or Harvard University,
that the introduction of rooting has
eliminated a great deal of the moral
training, which the players should de
rive from the games. We make the
young men on our college teams play
under conditions far different to those
under which they will play the game
of life. In the moral battle they will
have to fight alone. The great social
movements of the country are started
by the few and worked out in opposi
tion to the majority.
"We emphasize the moral training
as well as the physical training that
is given with the athletics of our col
leges. Yet, how much more moral
training would the men get who en
cage in football, If they could be left
to fight the game without the cheers
of those on the side-lines. In public
life, the great problems are not usu
ally solved by the crowds.
"In America we play the game sim
ply for winning. The primary pur
pose in England is to play the game.
Consequently they have no systematic
rooting there. And it is much better
for the players.
"Two thousand persons are going to
Lawrence Saturday to see the Tigera
win and not to see a game of football.
An Englishman would enjoy seeing
Missouri play against Missouri as
much as Missouri against Kansas,
providing it was a good game."
Four State Offices in Columbia Mar
Be Changed by Democrats.
How will the change in state ad
ministrations January 1, and the en
trance of a Democratic governor into
office, effect the state officers in Col
umbia? Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
drug commissioner, will reach the end
of his commission February 13. His
office is filled by appointment by the
governor. Dr. Samuel Sheldon, state
veterinarian, has three years to serve
before the end of his commission. He
is elected by the State Board of Ag
riculture and serves four years. T.
C. Wilson, secretary of the State
Board of Agriculture, has about a year
yet to serve. His office is filled each
year by the State Board of Agricul
ture. Curtis Hill, state highway en
gineer, was elected last spring by the
State Board of Agriculture and there
fore has about three and a half years
yet before his commission expires.
'was full of mold and bacteria.
To Hold Chess Tonrnament
The Chess Club of the University
is arranging for a chess tournament
at the Y. M. C. A. Building this win
ter. H. C. Taylor, secretary of the
club, has received ten entries al-
The exact reasons for making the ready,
changes is not known. It is favored
by many officers of the army but is , Will Judge Corn Show,
said to have been opposed by the War, R. R. Hendelson, assistant In the
Department as a whole. It has also agronomy department of the College
been reported that favoritism shown ( of Agriculture, left today for Shelby
officers under the present condition ville, to act as judge at the Shelby-
Influenced Congress in passing the bill
shifting the entire list of officers not
County Corn Show to be held Novem
ber 20, 21, 22.
Three Concerts at the High Schools
There Friday.
The University Cadet Band will give
concerts at each of the three high
schools in Kansas City Friday, Uni
versity Day at the Kansas City high
schools. The band will leave here
Thursday night. Friday morning
motor cars will be provided for the
players and they will be taken to the
schools. Saturday the band will play
at the . Missouri-Kansas game in
Lawrence, Kansas.
J. 11. Snow Here for the Game.
J. H. Snow, a graduate of '09 from
the College of Agriculture, returned to
his home in St. Louis Sunday. Ho
came here Friday night to attend the
Missouri-Washington game.
W. T. Martin's Will Probated.
The will of W. T. Martin of Ash
land was filed in probate court this
morning. Mr. Martin left his real and
personal property to his wife.
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