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3$ An EvrnlnK r by the Students In tlie
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ftp or Mlufcourl.
ft? IIAKItY D. UY - Managing Editor.
L'iiiTslty MluKourlan As-mm latlon ( Iuc.)
J. H.irrlsoii Itronn. president : Kobert
S. M.iiiii, S retarv ; .I.mies ;. M.iy. Ward
A. Ne(T, I'.iul J. Thompson. H. J. McKny.
W. i:. Hull. T. S. Hudson, Ivau II.
Dow n Stain.
Kntered at the I'ostottire or Columbia. JIo,
as second-class until matter.
TWO Doll irs a Year ly Carrier or Mall.
Aclclre-w all oiininunli-itloiiM to
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Columbia, Missouri
The people of the United States
have experienced one of the most
prosperous years in their history.
The yields of grain from the rich
soils of America have been bountiful
and hae supplied not only food for
the American homes but have pro
vided sustenance for thousands
The nation has experienced a year
of peace and growth.
Thanksgiving day approaches. It
should this year be a time for the out
pouring of genuine thanksgiving; a
time for reflection upon the blessings
of the past and a time for every pa
triotic heart to resolve that the na
tion shall continue by his help to be
the kingdom of liberty, peace and
It was only recently that people
discovered that school buildings could
be used at night. No one dreamed of
going there except during school
hours. But people have found now
that it is as well for the building to
be used at night as to be vacant.
Schoolhouses are now made into so
cial centers.
Social centers are doing great work
where they have been established.
They are giving opportunities for ed
ucation to adults who could not go
to school when young. It is the place
wnere all people of the community
are entertained and instructed. So
cial betterment is the result.
The School Extension Society has
charge of such work in Columbia.
This town is particularly fortunate in
having so many teachers and trained
persons. These are the people with
talent who can do great things for
the social betterment of the commun-it..-.
It means much if these persons
can be enlisted in helping those who
have not had early educational advan-
tarnres Thev also aid in makine the !
tanges. They also am in mauing me
school building a social gathering
place for the people of the town.
It'is at such places that neighbors
may come Into closer sympathy with
each others problems and understand
better their place and work In the
With the coming of colder weather
It is particularly well to remember
the value of fresh air as a preventive
f disease. With winter comes the
desire to close all the windows of
the sleeping room and exclude as
much fresh air from the house as
possible, because lt is cold air. Fear
some landladies and economical hus
hands will soon be complaining about
persons attempting to warm the
whole outdoors and burning up
money in the form of coal or gas to
do so. But It is better to warm a
little outdoors than to go without
fresh air. Coal bills are cheaper than
doctor's bills; gas bills are less costly,
than funerals.
The sleeping room should be prop
erly ventilated in cold weather; one
window at least needs always to
be open. Don't forget that Nature's
best medicine can be obtained Just
as easily in December and January
as in May and June. People are
healthiest as a whole In the spring
and summer months because ttiey get
more fresh air.
Sleeping porches are finding favor
with many people of Columbia, and
they are indeed a step in the right
direction. Fresh air is the world's
best medicine, not only in the treat
ment of disease, but its prevention.
However, not one person in a hun
dred gets enough of it in his sleep,
at his work, or at his play.
The American people are awakening
to the necessity of safety on railroads
iff" Office : In Virginia Illdg.
Heretofore we have been too much
concerned with the speed of railroads
to notice the cost of that speed In
human lives. Lately, the public nas
been awakened by the appalling loss
of life, and societies are forming for
protection of travelers.
There is one road in our own state
that would serve as a model for many
others. That road is the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas. It has been doing
business in this state for forty years
and in that time has never killed a
passenger in a passenger coach.
This road makes as ood time as the
average road'in Missouri, too. It is
care that tells when the list of deaths
is made up for the year.
Railroads are like doctors in that
:hey never realize their mistakes un
til they see the hearse go by. Why
shouldn't railroads be made to pass
a careful examination and be forced
to obey all rules Just as the doctor
is? We require a doctor to pass an
examination to see whether he knows
enough to practice. We also require
that he observe certain rules, an'd
we take his license away if he dis
cbeys. Why shouldn't this same rule
apply to the railroads? The only
difference is that the railroads are
entrusted with a large number of
people for "treatment" while the doc
tor has only a few.
More careful state supervision is
the only cure. Lay down a set of
rules for safety and revoke the right
of the railroad to "practice" if these
rules are violated.
Echoes of Yesterday.
FiTe Years Ago.
"The one great difference between
the old courthouse and the new one
there is no clock planned for the new
dome and there will be none. The
old courthouse clock has been out of
commission for several -years and has
been from time immemorial a delusion
and a snare."
Announcement was made that Dr. J.
H. Coursault and Miss Edith L. Snyder '
would be married at high noon on
Thanksgiving day at the bride's home
in Hannibal.
Ten Years Ago.
In a football game on Rollins Field '
Saturday the High School defeated
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Twenty Years Ago.
'There is the usual crowd of loafers
around the courthouse. Every term ,
of court the same fellows bob up
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serenely and invade the courtroom,
IMenlng with eager interest to the for both men and women, classes in
.I,.niM.!mnl.ln?. newintr. arithmetic and Den-
most trivial
Thirty Years Ago.
The monthly examinations at the
University were to be held just be
fore the holidays.
Forty Years Ago.
"Wanted Smith, Long and Ross
will want S00 dozen eggs and all the
sheep skins in the country, hides and i
coon skins,
dressed turkeys and
Ninety Years Ago (in Franklin)
"A vine in the garden of John
Hardlman near Franklin grew 2.232
squashes." -The Missouri Intelligenc
er. To Place County AdTlsers.
D. H. Doane, of the Farm Manage
ment department of the College of
Agriculture, is spending this week in
Jackson, Buchanan and Lawrence
Counties, conferring with the county
officials in regards to placing a Coun
ty Farm Advisor in each of the coun
ties. Marion County is also making
arrangements for a County Farm Ad
visor. German students, leave subscrip
tions for the magazine "Aus Nah und
Fern" at The Missouri Store. (adv)
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What the Extension Society Is Doing and Plans
to Do for Social and Civic Betterment
In Columbia.
"Still sits the schoolhouse by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow
And blackberry vines are creeping.
"Within, the aster's desk is seen.
Deep scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The jack-knife's carved initial."
It is the spirit of the little red
schoolhouse of which Whittier wrote
that is being fanned back into life
today by throwing open the doors of
the public schoolhouses after school
hours. People are just passing from
the period when the schoolhouse doors
were closed at 4 o'clock and stayed
closed over Saturdays and Sundays
and during the summer holidays, into
the recognition of the fact that the
school is a property belonging to the
people, and needed by the people,
which has been put to only half its
possible use. Today in nearly .two hun
dred cities of the United States the
school buildings and property are be
ing systematically used to further the
social and civic life of the people.
In Columbia some of the citizens
recognized that the people living in'
the north part of town were not get-'
ting their share of social and educa-,
tional life offered by the University,!
and so different social movements were
started. There was an attempt to
organize the Boy Scouts, different
churches organized sewing classes
I anil rirla' pvmnaslum rlaRRPS warn
started. A year ago these movements
were all united in the School Exten
sion Society which was organized by
W. T. Cross, M. O. Hudson, Mr. and
Mrs. H. S. Bhilbrick, Mrs. A. K. Rog
ers, Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, H. J.
Davenport, Miss Esther Chapman,
Miss Nelle Burgess and E. W. Kellogg.
"We felt." said Mr. Kellogg.
the natural home for the educational,
recreational and social life was In the
public school., And the, society was
organized in order to give the people
of the north side all the advantages
possible along this line."
N. T. Gentry was made president,
Miss Nelle Burgess secretary and Ira
T. G. Stone treasurer of the society.
Almost entire charge of the work was
given over to an executive committee
of which Mr. Gentry was chairman.
xhA other members were J. H. Burns.
Mrs. L uena st Cialr Mosg. the Rev.
c M Aker Mrs George Shepard,
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M1SS Marv wnarton, w. v. unariers,
Airs. H. H. Hanks, wk s. Sinclair, miss
Fannie Nowell, W. H. Hays, W.
Cross and E. A. Remley.
The reading room at the high school
was kept open every night last winter'
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and there were gymnasium classes
manship. During the year a series of
lectures on hygiene was given and
musicals were held on Sunday after
noons. Two general entertainments
were given and several socials.
There are 500 members in the Co
lumbia Extension Society and about
150 young men and women .living in
the north part of town have become
interested. Among these, there are
more girls than boys, possibly because
tne work offered is more for girls.
Most of the teachers are University
students who have volunteered to take
The society wishes to offer any
work for which there is a demand.
Mr. Kellogg said that if enough peo
ple became interested, business
courses would be offered this year, a
literary club formed and perhaps a
dramatic club. C. B. Elliott of Kansas
City Is a director of the work this year
and the members of the executive
committee are: Miss Mittie V. Rob
nett, M. O. Hudson, E. W. Kellogg,
W. W. Charters, Miss Ella V. Dobbs,
Miss Louise Stanley, Mrs. O. W.
Boutwell. Miss Ethel May poffln, J.
E. McPherson and Dr. J. B. Cole.
Although the school extension
movement has spread pretty- widely
over the United States. New York
City and Rochester, N. Y., have gone
deepest into the work and have formed
many literary, social and civic clubs
which have their homes in the public
schools. The playgrounds, too, have
been thrown open to the public and
the young people who have no chance
to play during the day may have
a clean and healthful place of amuse
ment to visit in the evening.
In Rochester, the extension move
ment started because of a complaint
made by the merchants against the
boys loafing in front of stores at
night. Frequently there would be a
scuffle with the police to cause a dis
turbance. Then someone suggested
that the school buildings be opened
at night to give the boys a place to
go. And now night classes, debates,
entertainments and even dances are
given in the school buildings. The
members of the Rochester society have
a ditty which they sing:
"There once was a schoolhouse, a
great mental tool house,
Was shut every night in the year,
Till the people who hovered around
it discovered
That this was a folly too dear.
Said they, 'If 'tis ours, then we
have the powers
To use it whenever we will.'
So 'twas opened at night and today
with delight
You can hear them a-shouting their
Kansas City leads the cities of the
Middle West in school extension work.
The Columbia society has demonstrat
ed what can be done in a town of this
size. S. L
A Plea for Rooting at Lawrence.
Editor the Missourian: Can Mis
souri "buck a brick wall?"
The above expression doubtless
I wni be recognized as being patterned
j after one appearing recently In the
Saturday Evening Post. The reading
of this story, in which this expression
appeared, has caused me to apply it
to the Tiger team, the University stu
dents and the University alumni.
Can the Tigers "buck a brick wall"?
Do they think that they can, or do
they know that they can? In spite
of adversities, will they do the same
at the end of the second quarter as
they did at the end of the first? Have
the individual members of the team
and the team as a whole fully realized
that they are not playing for glory
, ai0ne, but for
the greater glory of
To be able to charge
..0i,j Missouri"
a brick wall they must lose the idea
of personal glory. They must remem
be tnat lt jg a very reat honor to
.)lay for Missouri and they must give
the best they have.
Next, can it be said
truly of the
Milk in
When you drink
milk here you get
it sealed up tightly
in a little bottle
that holds just a
glass. That seal
assures you of the
cleanliness of your
A bottle, 2 cents.
The Cafeteria
Stanley Sisson, Mgr.
The Water is Cold in November
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student body in general that they can
"buck a brick wall"? They are as
much Tigers. as any one on the team,
and have their end to keep up as well
as the Tiger team. They should all
go to the Kansas game and see Kan
sas defeated on their own grounds.
There are comparatively few who
with a little sacrifice cannot afford to
take the trip to Lawrence. The ques
tion is "How much are you willing
to sacrifice to see the Tigers win and
to help them win?" Is the Kansas
dtudent body to outyell the Missouri
students body? Not If everyone goes.
What Is the good of having songs that
(Continued to page 3.)
Why Go
You area student in a great University.
Your attendance at Lawrence means
help to the team, encouragement, the
enthusiasm of members. It means also
another added to a delegation that
should be large in keeping with the in
stitution it represents. Give that one
day to being personally an advertise
ment for the University you are attend
ing. Show your belief and the Jay
hawkers. Stand for your colors.
Wear your colors. Take along
an Arm Band or a Pennant or a
Cane with gold and black colors.
Be "Mizzou" that day, live it,
cheer for it and sure we'll win.
Only a half cent a
a day minimum 15
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 25c; , 7:30 to 815.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
6 to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per week.
LOST : An oval garnet brooch, set
with an opal in the center. Garnets
peculiarly set Finder please phone
741. Reward given. (tf)
LOST Small gold watch, between
805 Virginia ave., 'and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone 86.
LOST High School pin.
H. H. S. '09 Black and Gold.
6th or phone 974 Green.
203 S.
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new - fur
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price $8.50 and $10.50, 605 S. 5th. d6t
TO RENT Two rooms for young
ladies. 701 Hitt St Phone 81C Black.
" tr.
WANTED TO RENT, furnished, 5
to 8 room cottage; by responsible
persons. Address H, care Missourian.
bring them to Henninger's uhtre
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
We will reg-
- IJenninger's
i SISBroadtvay
Vfree I A SlSBroEa,
Why permit a $10 room stay vacant
when it can be quickly rented through
Missourian Want Ads? Phone 55.
To Kansas
JLT 55
FOR RENT Nine-room nodcra
house, corner of. Stewart Road and
Weatwood avenue, lor $3 per moata.
Inquire at 11Q N. 8th St. or phont
386 Green;' or 394 Red. W. E. Farley.
Room for rent One large front
room $4. 448 White! 505 Conley. tf
WANTED Boarders hy the day,
week or meal. 600 South 9th. tf.
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen in Academic Hall. November 15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. MIm
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
tive therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Ave.
DANCING Lessons -given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
Save half the price on typewriters.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d6t)
Phone 55 for Missourian Want Ad
rr SttfS HERE. ' SuY Vbot

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