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Meeting of All Protestants
Will Be Held With Pres
byterians at 10:30 a. m.
Young People's Societies in
Sunrise Praver Service
Thanksgiving will be observed by
the churches of Columbia. A union
service of all the Protestant churches
at the Presbyterian Church, a sun
rise prayer meeting by the Young
People's Union at the Methodist
Church, and the celebration of high
mass at the Catholic Church is the
program for the day.
The Rev. Madison A. Hart, pastor
of the Christian Church, will preach
the sermon at the unon service at
10:30 o'clock Thursday morning. The
Presbyterian Church choir, composed
of Miss Myrtle Parker, soprano, Mrs.
Leroy Palmer, contralto, Charles
Cox, bass, and Leroy Palmer, tenor,
will sing "O, Lord, How Manifold Are
Thy Works!" by Barnby. An offering
will be receied for relief work in
the city.
The young people's service will be
held at G:30 o'clock in the morning.
E. Paul Steele of the Baptist Church
will be leader. t.
The Rev. Father T. Lloyd will con
duct high mass at the Catholic Church
at S o'clock in the morning. There
will be special music.
The Y. W. C. A. of the University
will also hold a sepcial service on
Thanksgiving. The Rev. Madison A.
Hart will address a meeting at 4:30
o'clock in Read Hall. The Y. M. C. A.
will hold no service at the association
building but will unite with the
churches in the service at the Pres
byterian Church.
T. E. Jones Says M. F. Conld Have
Won Cross-Country.
"Missouri would have stood a good
chance of taking first place in the
annual cross-country run of the West
ern Conference at Evanston Saturday,
had Moss been on the team. Moss
runs usually as well as Terry, and
Terry tinished eighth." This was the
comment of T. E. Jones, instructor of
the track team, this morning. Smith
who ran in place of Moss, finished
Eleven schools were entered. Wis
consin was first with CI points, Ames
second with S", Missouri third with
111. Minnesota fourth with 112. The
smallest, and not the largest score
indicated the winning team. The or
der in which the men came in de
termines the number of points .each
contestant being credited with the
points corresponding to his number
at the finish. Wickham was 2nd,
Terry sth. Chapman 12th, Hurst 32nd.
Smith r.Tth. The total of 2, 8, 12, 32
and r.J makes Missouri's 111 points,
There were CC runners entered.
Cass fount Club Will Send Circular
Letters to Bojs at Home.
The Cass County Club has recently
taken up a thorough method to in
crease the enrollment in the short
course from that county. A list of
the rural school teachers has been
obtained from the county superinten
dent. From these school teachers the
club expects to get a list of names
of boys who might become short
course students.
A circular letter telling them of
the advantages to be gained by at
tending the short course will be sent
to each name submitted. A. J. Meyer,
superintendent of the short course,
will co-operate with the club by send
ing out the short course bulletins to
these aildresse
Entertainment at High School.
The junior class of Columbia High
School will give a colonial party for
the senior class tonight. The foot
tail team will be guests of honor.
The program will consist of solo by
Ienora Watts, a costume minuet:
tableau. "Paving the Life of John
Smith bv Pocahontas" and "The Wed
ding of Pocahontas and John Rolf."
informal entertainment will follow
the program.
Farmers Will Dance December 0.
The first "farmers" dance of the
school vear will be held at Columbia
Hall December C.
United Stales Weather Itnrean Says
Little Change in Teni)ernture.
The weather forecast today says
fair tonight aiid Wednesday. Not
much change in temperature. Here
are today's temperatures:
' a. m 2S 11 a. m 40
8 a. m 30 12 (noon) 42
a a. m 33 1 p. m 43
10 a. m 38 2 p. m 44
Book-plate One of the Things Re
celled bj II. O. Severance.
H. O. Severance, university libra
rian, has just received a book-plate
from Susan J. Allen of Moorestown,
N. J. The plate was engraved by
Sidney L. Smith.
Linus Woolverton has sent the Uni
versity library a book written by him
called "Canadian Apple Grower's
Guide." It will be put in the agricul
tural library.
A book. "In Memoriam John Fair-
field Dryden, 1S39 1911" has just
been received by the library. It was
presented by the Prudential Life In
surance Company.
"Selections from the Prose and
Poetical Writings of John Savary
(1832-1910)" has been received at the
The library has also received from
the library of the University of Chi
cago a collection of these. There are
in the collection forty-six disserta
tions for the years 1911-1912.
One-Dollar Fee to Be Charged for
Boxing and Wrestling Classes.
The boxing and wrestling classes
will be run in a new way this year.
Each sport will be run as a separate
club and an initiation fee of $1 will
be charged for entrance to each. The
j money so obtained will be used to
tmy new equipment and to run the
classes. To use the rooms or to re
ceive Instruction, a man must be a
member of the club.
Boxing lessons will be given on
Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30
o'clock and wrestling will be taught
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the
same time. Twenty lessons In'each
will be given. Students will get
credit for their gymnasium work by
scheduling this work.
Before the semester closes, a tour
nament will be held and the best men
in their respective weights will be
chosen to represent the University.
Matches are being arranged with
other universities.
Annual Event at the College Held
Yesterday Afternoon.
The alumnae of Stephens College
held their annual reception Monday
afternoon from 4 until 6 o'clock. The
reception was in the college parlors
which had been decorated with potted
plants and cut flowers. The receiv
ing line, at the head of which was
Miss Pearle Mitchell, president of the
alumnae, included the entire college
faculty and officers of the alumnae.
After passing down the receiving line
the guests went into the students'
parlors where refreshments were
The alumnae were assisted in serv
ing by the seniors living in the col
lege and also by members of the
Junior class. The reception was
largely attended.
Stephen K. Owen, Former Student,
Will Be Assistant Attorney General.
Stephen K. Owen, a former student
in the University of Missouri, has re
ceived as a wedding gift an appoint
ment as assistant attorney general of
Missouri under John T. Barker. Mr.
Owen was informed of his appoint
ment at the Missouri-Kansas football
game Saturday.
Mr. Owen and Miss Elsie Warren.
also a former student here, were mar
ried last week. They are remem
bered as appearing in "Hundred Dol-
lar Bill," a musical comedy staged I
by students. Their home is in St.
Mr. Owen has been practicing law
in St. Joseph.
Curtis Hill to Bedside of Father.
Curtis Hill, state highway engineer,
was called to Independence today on
account of the serious illness of his
father. His father. William M. Hill,
recenty suffered a stroke of paraly
sis. Basketball Game at Stephens Collesre.
The Stephens College basketball
team will play its annual Thanksgiv
ing game with Howard-Payne here
Saturday night.
U. of M. Will Entertain
Athletic Representatives
For First Time.
Also Schedules Will Be Made
and Place for Track
Meet Selected.
The first meeting of the Missouri
Valley Conference of Faculty Repre
sentatives to be held in Columbia
will take place December 6 and 7.
The delegates will arrange the sched
ules of all intercollegiate athletic
games for the coming year, including
that of basketball, the season for
which begins immediately after the
holidays. The place for holding the
spring track meet also will be de
cided. For several years the track meet
has been held at Des Moines, Iowa. A
new place probably will be selected
for the one next spring.
Twice yearly this conference gath
ers to discuss athletics in the Mis
souri Valley, interpret rules and
make new ones, select officials for
games, and make schedules. Former
ly the meetings were held in Kansas
City and Des Moines. Last year,
however, this was changed and now
each school entertains in turn.
Prof. W. G. Manly, of the Univer
sity of Missouri, is the president.
This office goes annually from one
school to another in alphabetical or
der. Doctor Clapp of Nebraska will
be the next presiding officer.
The schools belonging to the Mis
souri Valley Conference are the Uni
versities of Missouri, Kansas and Ne
braska, Iowa State College, Drake
University and Washington Univer
Editors Advocate Fireproof Building
for Priceless Records.
The Missouri Press Association
went on Fecord at its last meeting, in
August as favoring the building of a
new historical library. All editors of
Missouri are urged to support the
measure and it is honed that the leg
islature will be in favor of it.
The library is now housed in the
basement of the Academic Hall and
a fire would completely destroy it.
Prof. A. B. Hart of Harvard Univer
sity, one of the greatest living histor
ical authorities in the United States,
said of the Missouri Historical Li
brary that it was a collection that
time and money could never replace.
It is on account of its destructibility
that a new fireproof building is urged
Tvnnation to Catholics From
A 40-acre farm in Dent County, val
ued at $G00 has been given by Luke
McLachlan, shepherd at the State
Farm, to the Sacred Heart Church
and School. It will be given away
at a bazaar hoping given by the la
dies of that church, in the Thilo
The bazaar will close with a dance
"Will Be Married Tonight to Lawrence
Quick of Prairie Hill.
Lawrence Quick of Prairie Hill, Mo.,
and Miss Mary Ketcham will be mar
ried tonight. .Miss Ketcham lives on
Weist street. The Rev. S. S. Keith
will perform the ceremony.
Bart B. Howard Marries.
Bart B. Howard, now an editorial
writer for the St. Louis Republic, and
Mrs. Anna Pitcher Holmes, daughter
of O. H. Pitcher, a Joplin pioneer,
were married in Joplin Saturday, No
vember 23. Mr. Howard was former
ly editor of the Joplin Globe. He has
been a frequent visitor in Columbia.
He has been on the program of Jour
nalism Week here.
Physical Director Tisltlnir Here.
Prof. Curry S. Hicks, director of
phjsical training and athletics at the
Massachusetts Agricultural College,
is visiting the University of Mis
souri. He is on .a tour of the West,
visiting state universities. He came
here from the University of Illinois,
and will leave tonight for Lawrence,
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Roscoe Conkling Appointed
By Governor Hadley to
Place of Dead Father.
Since Last June New Official
Has Been With K. C.
Street Railway.
An alumnus of the University of
Missouri who was graduated less than
a year ago is now prosecuting attor
ney of Jackson County. Jackson
Cotmty, which includes Kansas City,
has a population of perhaps half a
The new attorney is Roscoe P.
Conkling, who received his degree in
law here last June. Governor Hadley
appointee, mm yesterday. He suc
ceeds his father, Virgil Conkling.
who died IaBt Saturday, and will
serve the rest of the term, which ends
in January.
The position of attorney of Jackson
County carries with it much import
ance because of the size of the
county. Mr. Conkling is 23 years old
and has been in the employ of the
Metropolitan Street Railway Company
oL.Kansas City since his graduation.
The daughter of the late Virgil
Conkling, Miss Frances Conkling, is
enrolled in Stephens College and is
the president of the Y. W. C. A. at
that school.
Dean Mumford Says It SfaoHld Be
Made the Community Social Center.
The country church should be made
the social center of the community,
according to F. B. Mumford, dean of
the College of Agriculture, who spoke
to students in the short course in ag
riculture at the Y. M. C. A. Building
Sunday morning. He said that the
country church had been neglected.
and that it did not hold the place that
it once held.
Dean Mumford attributed the de
cline to the fact that country church
es are too numerous, and that the
pastors live in town and are not ac
quainted with rural problems.
"The pastor should live among the
people to whom he preaches," said
Dean Mumford. "It would be good
policy for the country preachers to
do some farming that they may bet
ter understand the farmer and his
Some of the students told of condi
tions in their home communities.
About seventy-five students heard the
University's Herd, Winners at Sedalia
and Kansas City, Left Today.
The show cattle of the College of
Agriculture left today for the Inter
national Stock Show at Chicago. They
were in charge of Arthur Rhys, the
herdsman. The herd consists of seven
cattle of the beef type.
Disputer, a grade champion calf at
the International Stock Show last
year, will show as a senior yearling
this year. Onwards Last, a Hereford
that was first at both the State Fair
and Kansas City this fall, will show
as a junior yearling. An Angus that
won at Sedalia and Kansas City will
show as a junior yearling. There are
three Angus calves in the herd, two
of which won at Sedalia and Kansas
City. Also a Hereford calf will be
shown that won at both Sedalia and
Kansas City.
Columbia Man Was Visiting Relatives
in Los Anceles.
William Garvin Provines, a resident
of Columbia for forty years and a
former student of the University, died
November 24 in Los Angeles. Cal.,
while visiting relatives. The body will
be brought to Columbia for burial.
Mr. Provines was graduated from
the University of Missouri in 18."8
with an A. B. degree, and in 1SG1 he
took his A. M. degree. His father, f
Dr. William Provines. was a practic
ing physician of Columbia before the
Civil War. 'John G. Provines, a news
paper man who died in Moberly, was
a brother of Mr. Provines.
To See HoIIenhnch's Team Play.
H. J. Lamade went to Pittsburg.
Penn., this afternoon. He will see
Hollenbach's Pennsylvania State team
plav the University of Pittsburg
Thanksgiving Day.
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Exhibit Opened Sundaj in Museum oii
The exhibit of pictures opened to
the public Sunday afternoon in the
Museum of Classical Archaeology by
the Art Lovers' Guild comprises 130
examples of the finest work being
produced by American sculptors of
the present time, it is said.
Dr. John Pickard lectured on some
of the pictures Sunday afternoon,
choosing some of the most represen
tative ones. Six sculptors were con
sidered, three men and three women.
Among the women. Abastenia St.
Leger Eberle has five examples of her
work in the exhibit. Three are realis
tic statuettes showing a girl on roller
skates, the hurdy-gurdy, and the danc
ing girls, full of life in every detail.
Another more imaginary piece is the
dancing girl with flowing draperies
and idealistic pose.
Some of the most charming work in
American sculpture js that of Mrs.
Bessie Potter Vonnoh. Dainty as the
old Greek figurines are these statu
ettes much like the work of the Rus
sian sculptor Troubetskoy, who first
inspired Mrs. Vonnoh. One shows a
dancing girl, exquisitely lovely and
One piece of work by Miss Evelyn
B. Longman is especially interesting
in that it is a statue of Victory, repre-
Thanksgiving Excuses.
No excuses from the University
will be granted for the Wednesday
preceding or the Friday following
Thanksgiving except for reasons
of unusual weight. This action
affecting all divisions' of the Uni
versity was taken at a meeting of
the Committee of Deans held in
President Hill's office Monday af
ternoon and the Missourian was
authorized to make the official an-'
nouncement. In this connection
attention is directed to the regu
lar holidays in the school year,
the establishment of the Easter
recess and the extension of the
Christmas va ation.
sented as amamAH jyevious artists
have chosen to represent Victory' as a
woman, but this is of a youth, poised
on tip toe, every muscle tense.
Herbert Adams, although he has
done much decorative sculpture of
men, is distinguished for his busts of
women. Number two of the exhibit
is perhaps the best of these, and is
one of the best things produced by
American sculpture. Adams' "Tym
panum for St. Bartholomew's Doors,"
by its beauty, reminds one of the work
of Luca Delia Robbia, the great Italian
sculptor. It is a Madonna and Child
with two decorative figures. ' '
H. A. MacNeil is represented by
half a dozen works, three of which
are concerned with the McKInley
Memorial at Columbus. Ohio. While
this is a good example of commemora
tive sculpture, MacNeil is perhaps
most widely known by his representa
tions of the American Indian, Number
109 of the exhibit is called "A Prayer
for Rain. The Last Act in the Moqui
Snake Dance." It is a bronze figure
in the original, an Indian running at
full speed in the wind.
Daniel Chester French Is unques
tionably one of the greatest of Amer
ican sculptors. He has a superb dec
orative group for the New York Cus
tom House, representing America,
Europe. Africa, and Asia. They show
his command of the resources of his
art for this form of decoration. Two
other works by him in the exhibit are
especially noteworthy. Number fifty
seven is his memorial for Alice Free
man Palmer, former president of
Wellesly College. Another is an
equestrian statue of Washington,
made in collaboration with French's
pupil Potter, who is responsible for
the horse.
All students who attended the for
mer exhibit in the museum will find
their tickets on file at the door and
those who have not yet done so may
obtain them free of charge from the
secretary of the University.
W. G. Gentry nf Hannibal and F. II.
Frosch of Centralia Get Licenses.
Miss Gertrude Lloyd of Centralia
and William G. Gentry of Hannibal
were granted a marriage license yes
terday. A license was also given to
Frank II. Frosch of Centralia and
Miss Anna Griggs of Audrain County.
Y. W. C. A. Thanksgiving Service.
The Y. W. C. A. will hold Thanks
giving services at Read Hall at 4:30
o'clock Thursday afternoon. An ad
dress will be given by the Rev. Mad
ison Hart, pastor of the Christian
Church. '
Talk at University Assembly
By President Hill This
Changing Back To Kansas
City Would Prevent a
Hospitable Spirit.
President A. Ross Hill discussed at
Assembly this morning the question
of whether or not it would be fairer
to all students in the University to
abolish the tuition In the schools of
Engineering, Law, Medicine and Jour
nalism and raise slightly the regis
tration fee.
"Should not the fee be the same
for all students? Although the state
statutes provide for a library, hospi
tal and incidental fee. we have only
a library fee," said President Hill.
The incidental fees here are less
than half those charged in Iowa.
Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Minnesota Universities. Yet these
schools do not furnish nearly so
many things free as this school. Free
hospital service and a free art ex
hibit are not to be found in these
schools yet Missouri provides these
and many other things for the free
j benefit of all students, according to
President Hill,
Other matters of general interest
were discussed. The game with Kan
sas Saturday was referred to as an
opportunity for Missouri students to
learn that Kansas could treat them
as guests(jnst as Missouri treated the
Kansas students as guests last year.
"The same game," he said, "could
not have been played in Kansas City.
The same spirit of hospitality cannot
be manifested when the teams meet
off the college grounds. But in dis
cussing the return of the game to
Kansas City It. must be remembered
that the decision to play all football
games on one of the college fields was
made by the Missouri valley schools
without reference to the Missouri
Kansas game. Washington, Missouri.
Kansas, Iowa, Drake and Ames Uni
versities entered into the agreement,
Iowa withdrawing later."
Doctpr Hill explained that the stu
dent directory, which is being criti
cised for its lack of information, was
issued for' the benefit of the officers
of the University and that its distri
bution to the students is an inciden
tal gift. There is no appropriation
for furnishing a student directory and
no attempt has been made to place
a complete directory at the disposal
of students and townspeople. The of
ficers for whom the directory was
got out correspond with the students
by mail and have little need for a.
telephone directory of the students.
The cost to the University in fur
nishing rooms for meetings is the
basis of the charge for these rooms.
It costs about $. a night for the use
of the Auditorium so this amount !
charged except when it is opened for
the use of all students as in mass
meetings. In furnishing class rooms
for meetings no attempt is made to
cover the light and heat bill. The
janitor is paid seventy-five cents a
night for his services. A charge of
only fifty cents Is made for a room.
Friday and Saturday night there is no
charge for a class room for a student
Prof. W. H. Chandler Will Inspect
Horticultural Work In Two Towns.
W. H. Chandler, assistant professor
of horticulture, will inspect the co
operative work of the horticultural
department at Sarcoxlc, Mo., and
Chandwick, .Mo., this week.
He will investigate the effect of fer
tilizers on strawberry plants since
the last harvest, and will also try
dynamiting in the "hard pan." before
planting young fruit treps to see what
effect it will have on their later
growth and development.
Basketball Practice Starts.
O. F. Field, coach of the basketball
team. Is putting the men through hard
work-outs every night. With six
weeks before the season opens, Mr.
Field expects to harden his men into
a bunch of winners.
Freshman Farmers In Rebntinc Club
The freshmen in the College of Ag
riculture met last night in the Agri
cultural Building to organize a de
bating club.
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