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Board of Visitors Recom
mends Appropriation by
Missouri Legislature.
Books Now Piled on Floor
for Want of Room on
the Shelves.
The Board of Visitors has recom
mended and the legislature will be
asked for an appropriation for a new
fire-proof building to house the Uni
versity library and the collection of
the State Historical Society. There
are in Academic Hall some 90,000
flumes belonging to the University
library without flre-proof rooms, be
sides the State Historical Society's
H. O. Severance, University libra
rian, said this morning: "One of the
strongest arguments is that the li
brary has used all available space
and hae now no room for expansion.
There are 3000 olumes piled on the
floor in the lower stackroom. On the
second floor is the document room
where government documents are
Etored. This is a dark room and has
no reading facilities, and frequent
calls are made for books stored there.
One of the stackrooms on the first
floor must also depend on artificial
The Historical Collection
P. C. Shoemaker, assistant libra
rian of the State Historical Society,
said: "The minimum estimate of the
society's collection is 123,000 books
and pamphlets, a bound volume of
newspapers being considered as a
book. Six of the fourteen rooms oc- I
cupied are frame partitions, and none
of them fireproof."
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The mam reading room
University library
room in the basem
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. including tne f
,ant o-n ,nmi i
lent, can accommo-
aaie auoui j.m persons., i
At Michigan the reading room win ,
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same ntr.nl.er can be accommodated.
But a reading room is by no means
all a liL.rar.v- should have. .Most li-
braries have from six to ten seminar
rooms. There is only one here, and
that is not really a seminar room but
a reading place for advance students.
There is no place where an instruc
tor can meet and talk with his stu
dents to direct their reference work.
The classical library and the Ro
mance language seminar rooms for
merly answered this purpose for stu
dents in those departments. These
were abolished in 1909. as space was
needed, and the books there were not
duplicated in the main reading room
Books there were constantly needed
by students in other departments, us
ing the general library.
A Studjintr Place, Too.
The present library can accommo
date those wishing to use the books
there, but for many students it serves
as a studving place between classes.
Another room, where conversation is
allowed, would relieve this and give
opportunity for conference with in
structors and students. The best
lighting scheme, according to Mr.
Severence, would be to have indirect
lights reflected from the ceiling, and
desk lights in addition.
Besides the general library in
Academic Hall, there are the law and
agricultural libraries, each in charge
of a regular member of the library
staff, and the engineering, medical,
chemical and zoological under the
supervision of ttudent assistants.
The School of Journalism has a ref
erence library, duplicating many of
the books in the general library
principally annuals of arious sorts
used in the daily work. This is not
under library supervision.
Vslis Newsiiaer.s' Aid.
Mr Shoemaker Is making a cam-
paici. among the newspapers of the
state for a fire-proor building for the
University books and the State His
torical Society collection. Wisconsin
has such a building. He is sending
a three-pace pamphlet containing
manv short editorials, showing the
need and asking that these editorials
bo published.
The University library on January
1. 1912, had 110,816 volumes; Uni
versity of Iowa. 108.917 ; University
of Kansas, 81,214 : University of Ne
braska. 100.000 ; University of Mich
igan 305,684 ; University of Chicago,
381.351. Yale has the enormous total
of 900,000.
Fair With Moderate Teniieratnre Is
Forecast of United States Bureau.
"Fair tonight and Saturday, with
moderate temperature; lowest tem
perature tonight above freezing." So
says George Reeder, the weather
man, who knows. The temperatures:
11 a. m 49
12 (noon) 52
1 p. m 55
p. m.
Social Science Club on "Taxation in
Missouri". Discussion lad by Dean
Isidor Loeb.
Reports from Tiger-Jayhawker
football game in Lawrence received
in University Auditorium, beginning
about 1:30 o'clo k. Admission 10
8. M. Jordan Suggests New Depart
ment for Counties.
"From some of the reports of the
farmers. I think we should run a
"hard-luck" bureau in connection
with our other departments," S. M.
Jordan said this morning. He is
manager of the' Pettis County Bureau
of Agriculture.
The bureau has departments to in
vestigate good roads, finances, dair
ies, seed rotation and crops, but the
"hard luck" end of the proposition
'. .
has not yet become sufficiently ur
gent to have a special committee.
Mr. Jordan spends the first part of
every week on the road visiting the
various farms in his county, and in
vestigating the methods used. In the
morning, he asks how the work is
bein carried on, and the results se
cured. In the afternoon he gives
lectures and discusses questions with
the farmers. The ground is tested
and seeds are sent in to the main of
fices to be examined. The results are
given personally to th farmer and
notes kept on the improvements.
The bureau sends out eacli month
bulletins on subjects of interest to
I the tip-to-date farmer. Some of the
bulletins to be issued soon are: Win-'
ter Care of Horses, The Care of Farm
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Machinery. Value of Fall Plowing in
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the Destruction of Insects and The
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'"Road That Had No Turning," Is
Helen Crawford's Subject.
Miss Helen Crawford, of the de
partment of expression, will give a
recital Monday evening in the col
lege auditorium. She will be assisted
by Miss .Mary Hibbard, violinist.
The following program will be
"Little Sister Snow, by Frances
Mttle, Miss Crawford; "Meditations,"
bj- Massenet, Miss Mary E. Hibbard:
Dramatic reading "The Road That
Had Xo Turning," by Gilbert Parker.
Miss Crawford. These are the char
acters in the reading: Louis Racine,
Seigneur of Pontiac; Madelinette. his
wife; George Fournel, an English
men: Lajeunesse, father of Madelin
sette; Cure; Tardiff, servant to Louis
Scene I is in a drawing room at the
Seigneury of Pontiac, Scene 2, a li
brary at Seigneury, Scene 3, the home
of George Fournel in Quebec.
Miss Nellie Tucker, Sister of Mrs.
George Spencer, Is the Bride.
Brown Roberts and Miss Nellie
Tucker of Hallsvillo were married
last night at the home of Miss Tuck
er's brother-in-law, George Spencer,
on Rogers street. The Rev. A. W.
Pasley married the couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer gave a sup
per for the guests, there being about
fifteen present. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts,
returned to Hallsville
will make their home.
where they
Macon County Students Reorganize.
The Macon County students of the
University reorganized their county
club yesterday. There are twenty-
two students from that county at
tending the University this year. The
officers elected were: C. E. Carter,
president; Roy Burns, vice president,
and Ivan H. Epperson, secretary
treasurer. W. C. Gibbs Will Preach Next Sunday
Prof. Walter C. Gibbs of the Mis
souri Bible College will preach both
morning and evening in the Baptist
Church next Sunday. On the Sunday
following J. E. Cook, professor in
William Jewell College at Liberty
will preach at the morning and even
ing serrlce.
7 a. m 29
8 a. m 32
9 a. m 35
10 a. m 43
Farmers Are Too Busy in the
Fields to Call and Pay
Last Year Total at This Time
Was 20,000; Now It's
Only $19,000.
Fine weather is not the kind that
helps fill the tax collector's bag, ac
cording to J. R. Jordan, tax collector
of Boone County.
Mr. Jordan has returned from his
tax collecting tour in the county and
finds that, so far, his collections this
year fall more than $1000 short of
what they were at this time last
year. He attributes this to the fact
that the weather was so good during
the last week of his trip that far
mers preferred to spend all their time
in the fields rather than be bothered
about their contributions to the
county's welfare.
Seventeen Towns Contribute
The amount collected so far this
vnnr Is nhnnt ill firm whilA nt thta
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I time last year more than $20,000 had
been collected. These taxes were
gathered from seventeen towns, the
largest of which is Centralia. Cen
tralia's contribution to the tax fund
last year was about $7700, while this
year it is only a little more than
Hallsville, from which was col
lected more than $3,000 last year, is
short of that amount by more than
Those towns which this year yield
ed more than last are: Butler's
Store, Harrisburg, Woodlandville,
Huntsdale, Hartsburg, and Riggs.
Will Wait Till January.
"The tax collecting trip extended
from the latter part of October
through the first week in Xovember,
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four weeks iu all," said Mr.
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yesterday. Up to the last
eek the
collections were about as Heavy as
this time last year. However, dur
' ing this last week the weather was
so fine that the farmers spent all
their time in the fields. As they
have until the first of January to
pay. they preferred to wait until they
had more leisure time.
"I do not think this postponement
is due to any shortage in money.
When the totals are added up for the
year I believe there will be fully as
much collected this year as last."
S. Sheldon Prepares Bulletin Show
ing Number of Animals Condemned
Here is another cause of the high
cost of living. S. Sheldon, state vet
erinarian, is preparing a bulletin,
based on statements by the heads of
the packing plants in this state, as
to the amount of stock that is con
demned because of tuberculosis. Mr.
Sheldon says:
"We are not making public the
names of any of the firms or the peo
ple giving us this information but
the figures received are surprising.
Two small packers in the state have
written me that their loss last year
from tubercular infected stock was
$10,000 each. We expect to have a
statement soon from each packing
plant in the state."
About Eight Treated at Each Meet
ing of Class.
More clinic cases are coming In
this year than ever before, according
to A. J. Durant. assistant in veterln-
ary medicine. The average is about
eight cases at each meeting of the
class, held on Tuesdays and Thurs
days at 11 o'clock in the Veterinary
Fistula of the withers is being
treated more than anything else and
is resulting successfully. Much de
horning is also being done.
On rainy days, or days when there
are few clinics, demonstrations are
held. These demonstrations teach
the students how to bandage wounds,
vaccinate hogs, and all work of that
Catholic Bazaar Monday and Tuesday
The women of the Sacred Heart
Church will give a bazaar Monday
and Tuesday at the Knights of Col
umbus Hall. They will serve lunch
at noon, refreshments in the after
noon, and supper. There will be
dancing in the evening.
Prof. J. W. Hudson Believes
College Men Hate
Thinks Any One Can Get E
Grade With Proper
"The average student in the Uni
versity of Missouri is willing to do
almost anything else rather than
spend any appreciable portion of his
time in logical thinking." said Dr. J.
W. Hudson, associate professor of
philosophy, speaKing to students in
his logic class yesterday.
"His mind is taken up with
thoughts of dances, football and a
hundred and one other things be
sides the business of logical think
ing. Not that ttiese diversions do not
have an important place in the stu
dent's life, but practically every pro- sance, but necessary." .Mr. Fessenden
fessor in the University is acutely . continued. "An engine must run fast
aware that the average student is t deliver its highest efficiency. With
wofully lacking in the ability to do, the change-speed gears we can run
sustained thinking to carry thel'ie engine fast and run the car at
logic of any given set of facts to an
ultimate conclusion.
"There's no reason why almost any
student who really cultivates the
thinking capacities that nature has
given him should not do work of a
quality equivalent to that now signi
fied by the grade of "E" in this Uni
versity. "Any one who is content with less
than logically definite mastery of any
subject he may take is a failure. A
four-year's curriculum in logical dis-
cipline alone would be much better
than the vaudeville and department
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m tn rnrarri na oiinnntinn Tho
college career of some students
means little more tnan a superficial
smattering of heerogeoneous facts,
with no logical power to apply these
,facts to the situations of life.
"There is no iustification for the
'sloppy' and 'loose' thinking that stu
dents emplov. Many times in the
crucial situations of practical living
I we are rennired to nut to a test our!
, command of logical thought. How
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we bear such tests is the uroof of our
education. We're too self-satisfied.
"The man who can think straight
through a situation is the sort of
man that the state requires as the
supreme product of its educational
s stem.
"For illustration. I wonder how
many students, at this moment, have
their books arranged upon their
study tables in any sort of logical
order? The lack of such an arrange
ment is pretty sure to mean the lack
of a logical mind. The good carpen
ter does not put away his tools in
hap-hazard fashion.
"Logic is not a study which is
merely added to other studies; it is
a discipline that is presupposed in
the true mastery of any other sub
ject taught at the University."
Boone County Stockman Is Survived
By Five Sons.
James P. Wade, a wealthy farmer
and stockman living about nine miles
northwest of Columbia, died last
night of cancer at the home of his
son Emroett Wade. He had been ill
about three weeks. He was 68 years
The funeral services will be at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning at Bethle
hem Church. Rev. A. W. Pasley will
conduct the services. Burial will be
in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mr. Wade is survived by five sons:
W. H. Wade, Emmett Wade, Moss
Wade, M. T. Wade, and E. G. Wade.
The latter lives in Centralia.
Football Reception November 30.
The annual football reception will
be given by the women of the Univer
sity Saturday night, Xovember 30, at
the Rothwell Gymnasium. There will
be dancing. AH students are invited.
Robert Burns Program at Christian.
The students in expression at
Christian College will celebrate the
centenary of Robert Burns with a
program in the college auditorium at
8 o'clock Monday night.
Paving Work on Fifth Street.
Paul Price, city engineer, started
the paving work on Fifth street today
at the intewecUon with Maple street
About half a block will be paved.
E. A. Fessenden Talks on Control of
Seed in Automobile.
A gasoline engine cannot be start
ed under a heavy load, according to
E. A. Fessenden. who spoke to the
class in automobile engineering last
night on "Clutches and Change-speed
The clutch allows the engine to be
started free from the load. If we had t
no clutch it would be necessary to
stop the engine every time we wanted
to sto.u the car and to start the ea-
gine every time we wanted to start
the car. We should have to run the
car at the speed of the engine ail the
time, which would be uneconomical
It is most economical to run the en
gine at a high speed and have the
gear send the car along at any rate
the driver wishes.
If we did not have a clutch the
car would start with an unpleasant
jerk. Both car and engine would
suffer a severe strain because of this
jerk. The rear tires would wear out
more rapidly, too.
There are seven types of clutchc.
but only three are commonly used:
the cone clutch, the reversed cone
clutch and the multiple disc. The
cone clutch is the cheapest, hence It i
is rnmmnn nmnnp rbpfin Mrs
"Change-speed gears are a nul.
any rate we please. Without the
change-speed gears, we would have
to run the car at the same rate with
the engine and this would be practi
cally impossible under certain condi
tions, for instance, a crowded street.
We could have no reverse speed with
out the change-speed gears.
"Most cars have three speeds for
ward and one reverse. Some have
four speeds forward, however, and
others have only two. The high
power cars really need but two. as
the engine can be controlled to run
! te car at any rate with the two
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one which would permit any number
I f speeds."
J Stcreopticon views were shown of
the various types of transmission or
change-speed gears.
O. F. Field Arranges to Hold Athletic
Leaeue Meet November 30.
O. F. Field has arranged a fall
track meet for the Sunday School I
Athletic League of Columbia. The
meet will bo held November 30 if the'
weather is good.
All liovs under 110 noiinds will i
comnete in one class and all bovs
over that weight will complete in an
other. The age limit is sixteen and
one-half years. Three boys from
each team may enter each event, and
no one boy can enter more than four
events. The events will include the
50. 100, "220 and 440-yard dashes. 880
vard run, running broad and high
jumps, shot put, pole vault and a re
lay race.
The captains of the different teams
are: Kay woriey. tresDyienan; .iov
Kissler. .Methodist; John Calvert,
Episcopal: Jack Rothwell, Baptist,
and Leo Hetzler, Christian.
Columbians Will Attend Hannibal
Meeting of Charity Workers.
Dr. Maurice Parmelee. Eugene
Weiffenbach. ProL M. O. Hudson, Dr.
and Mrs. Walter McXab Miller and
Mrs. C. W. Greene will attend the
State Conference of Charities and
Correction beginning tomorrow at
Doctor Parmelee Is chairman of
the committee on adult delinquents
and Mrs. Miller is chairman of the
committee on public health.
Mr. WeifTenbach, who is the acting
secretary of the State Board of Char
ities and Corrections, says the most
important thing befpre the confer
ence will be plans for the addition of
a reformatory to the state penal in
stitutions and reforms in the system
of probation and parole.
Books of Walter Williams Jr. a Gift.
The collection of books and docu
ments accumulated by the late Wal-i
ter Williams, Jr.. have been presented
by the family to the State Historical
Library. The collection includes one
bound volume of the University Mis
sourian, 27 other bound and 46 un
bound volumes, 22 serial numbers
and some portraits and engravings.
The sixth edition of the archives of
the general convention containing the
correspondence of John Henry Ho
bart has also been placed In the His
torical Library this week.
Missourian Will Show News
of Ever' Play One Minute
After It H-ippens.
Harrison Brown and Victor
TalleV Will Send '"Reports
From McCook Field.
The Western Union Telegraph
Company has run a wire from Mc
Cook Field at Lawrence, Kan., for the
exclusive use of the University Mis
sourian to bring the news of the
game Saturday, play by play, to the
students of the University of Mis
souri who will not be able to attend
the game. The news will come di
rectly from McCook Field and will
be thrown on a screen in the Audi
torium less than a minute after each
I'lay actually happens,
Special operators at the ends of an
exclusive wire will insure absolutely
unimpaired service. The wire will be
"Everybody should go to Law
rence that possibly can. If you
can't go. by all means come to
the Auditorium and get the news
which the Missourian will furnish
here." President Hill at the mass
meeting Wednesday night
used for no other purpose than to
I send the news to Columbia for the
I Reports will begin coming in at
1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The
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size oi i ue cruwu, aim an uie pre
liminaries will come in until the
,, 0.clock From thcn
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on until the end of the game each
play will be thrown on the screen.
Harrison Drown and V. W. Talley
of the School of Journalism, the stu
, dents who have written the sporting
,news for the Missourian all year.
will be on the .McCook Field, one on
each side of the telegraph operator.
with special wire service, they will
I insure the students at home in Col-
umbia the detail of every play.
Football illustrations and cartoons
have been prepared especially for the
occasion by O. X. Gingrich, a student
in the University.
Joplin Complains of Short Weight
and False Labels.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
dairy commissioner, has just receiv
ed complaints from Joplin, Mo., that
grocers there are giving short
weights. Dr. Cutler sent an inspect
or there to investigate the complaint.
The food commission is also hav
ing some trouble in that part of the
state with mis-labeled vinegar from
Arkansas. Sugar vinegar is labelled
as apple vinegar.
Recently James F. Alverson. one
of the pure food Inspectors who work
under Dr. Cutler's direction, con
demned and destroyed about a hun
dred bottles and cans of groceries in
St. Louis.
Charles E. Graham, another in
spector, destroyed some impure can
ned goods in Kansas City.
V. R. Combs condemned 165 sacks
of flour in Cabool, Mo., because It was
C. W. Loom is Thinks Best Work Can
Re Done Throntrh Forming Club.
The Progressive Party in Columbii
will organize a Progressive Club
next week, according to C. W. Loomia.
Mr. Loomis says that the result of
the national election only made the
Progressives more determined to win
in their fight for Progressive policies.
He thinks they can work more effec
tively as a club than in any other
The club will be organized Imme
diately after the Progressive meeting
in Kansas City next week.
To Collect Horticultural Data.
Ashleigh P. Boles, secretary of the
State Board of Horticulture, departed
Wednesday afternoon for Lawrence
County, where he will put several
men to work collecting data on the
horticulture plantings of the county.
He will also go to Howell County and
start the same work.
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