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Telephone Situation not the
Important One Be
fore City.
Believes the Gas Company
Has Provided Inferior
To the Editor of the Missourian:
I notice that the city councilmen are
now much concerned with the tele
phone situation. I know nothing of
the merits of the case. Personally, I
hate no grienvance. "Exchange"
is sometimes absent-minded, my
friends all seem to share their parfV
lines with garrulous boarding
houses; but 4 dd not see how I could
do letter for a dollar and half, and
J am not teaming for the doubtful
Messing of a double system.
And it happens, somewhat signifi
cantly, that tho mail that brings me
the proposition of a rival system
brings also my gas bill. It is a
modest slip of paper, this gas bill,
but it is doubtful whether in any
town in America you shall find its
equal for bare-faced effrontery and
calculated rxtortion.
The city coi'ncilmen, it will he re
membered, discussed the matter last
year. The easy-going indifference of
the people to the fact that some gas
mains were frozen up around .a few
of the residents of Westmouut and
led to the further discussion of the
exorbitant rate. The city council ap
pointed a committee to "investigate."
The gas people, presumably alarmed,
remodeled their plant to produce a
cheaper and inferior gas, for which
we pay the same old price.
My grocer has an absent-minded
way, when an article is returned, of
adding it again to the bill instead of
substracting it. He means no harm
by it, I cannot even say that be does
It purposely; but it surely tends to
discourage the habit of returning
goods. Is it possible that the gas
people, taking the cue from my gro
cer, have given us cheaper gas at the
same price as a penalty for our ob
streperous conduct last year?
I do not think so. I believe they
have paid the city fathers a bigger
compliment than the fathers seem
yet to deserve. I believe they
thought they might be forced to a
lower rate and so get ready, for it
And now they are waiting for the
council to do something.
Heaven send a speedy end to the
telephone squabble!
200 Students Have Applied for Cred
Its from Other School.
About 200 students who enrolled in
the College of Arts and Science last
fall have applied for advanced stand
ing, according to an estimate by
Dean J. C. Jones. This includes most
or the students in all division of the
Unhersity who expect advanced
standing, because all the students in
tho professional schools except those
in the College of Agriculture must
pass through the College of Arts and
Dean Jones has approved about
one hundred of these applications.
These include students from the Uni
versities of Chicago, Wisconsin, Mich
igan. Harvard. Arkansas, Iowa, Kan
sas. Illinois, the state normal schools
and schools in the Missouri College
Few students from high schools
hae applied for advanced standing.
Students from high schools are re
quired to take examinations for ad
vanced credit except when they take
advanced courses in the same sub
jects and are recommended by their
University professors for' credit on
the work done in high school. All
applications for credit on work in
other colleges or in high schools
much be in before the close of this
Lecture by Doctor Cutler.
Dr. W. P. Cutler will go to Jeffer
son City a week from tomorrow to
speak to the Ladies' Tuesday 'Club
on "Health Hindrances to the House
hold." Miss Stella Davis Departs
Miss Stella Davis returned to her
home in Mexico today after visiting
friends here.
Forecast Says 22 Degrees Tonight,
t But Warmer Tomorrow.
The United States Weather Bureau
issues the following forecast today:
"Fair and colder tonight; lowest tem
perature about 22 degrees; Tuesday
fair with rising temperature." The
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H. J. Hadfield, Shakespearian ac
tor, in costume readings from Kip
ling at Assembly.
Miss Emile Gehrlng of Christian
College in vocal recital, assisted by
Paul Van fcatwijk, pianist; in col
lege auditorium at 8:15 p. m.
Christian College Faculty Will Give
Fourth of Series Tomorrow.
An unusuai program will be given)
at Christian- College tomorrow night
unusual because it contains sev
eral novelties in music not heard in
Columbia before. ?
Miss Emile Gehring will sing a
scene from Massenet's opera, "Cin
derella," besides a number of well
known arias and songs. Paul Van
Katwijk will play several Finnish
compositions, including some from
Sibelius, considered one of the great
est of living composers. Mr. Van
Katwijk will also play numbers by
Brahms, Debussy and Poldini.
This is the fourth of the series of
faculty recitals given at Christian
College this year.1 It will begin at
8:15 o'clock.
I Ul
Stock Judging Team! Ranks
Behind Iowa and Kansas
at International.
The stock-judging team of the Col
lege of Agriculture of the University
of Missouri was third in the inter
collegiate stock-judging contest at
the International Stock Show in Chi
cago Saturday. Iowa was first and
Kansas second. Ohio and Nebraska
were the other two schools to rank
in the first five.
Twelve schools were represented
Ohio State University, Pennsylvania
State University, University of lis
souri, University of Iowa, University
of Nebraska, University of Texas,
University of Kentucky, Arkansas
State Agricultural College, Kansas
State Agricultural College, Univer
sity of Nevada, Ontario Agricultural
College, Manitoba Agricultural Col
lege and Farmers' Son College. The
last three are Canadian schools.
The University of Missouri judging
team is composed of James Smith, N.
McD. Gordon, James Douglass, F. L.
Beutley, and W. T. Magee, with C. E.
Brashear and M. I. Hurley alternates.
II. J. Hadfield Shakespearian Actor,
to Give Costume Interpretation.
Henry J. Hadfield, who has been a
leading Shakespearian actor on the
American and British stage for fif
teen years, will give a costume inter
pretation of Kipling at Assembly to
morrow. He carries his own stage
scenery and costumes and is now de
nting himself to a cycle of presen
tations in dramatic pictures of the
masterpieces of modern English
Orchards Are Investigated Under Di
rection of Professor Whitten
The advanced pomology class of
the University went to McBaine last
Saturday to study the commercial or
chards of that vicinity. A careful
investigation of the soil, the different
methods of management and the
handling of fruit trees was made on
all the farms visited.
The work of the class was under
the direction of J. C. Whitten, pro
fessor of horticulture.
Art Lovers' Guild Meeting.
1 Dr. John Pickard will give an il
lustrated lecture on American sculp
ture at the meeting of the Art Lovers
Guild next Thursday night. The meet
ing will be the art section night and
there wilf'be a display of American
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Columbia's Social Survey
Shows 1,481 of 3,072 Wage
Earners Have Trades.
And 1,500 Attend Picture
Theaters Report Con
sidered Good.
A report of the first social survey
of Columbia, which will be presented
at a meeting of the Charity Organiza
tion Board tomorrow, estimates that
the number of wage earners in Col
umbia is 3,072. This does not in-,
plude professional men and women.
Of those included 1,138 are un
skilled men and 453 are unskilled
women workers. The average weekly
wage for unskilled women is given
as $5 and for unskilled men, $7. The
low wage of the men is accounted
for in part by the loss of work. Fif
teen cents an hour is the lowest av
erage wage for unskilled labor, but
few men get sixty hours work a week
at these irregular jobs.
Of the white women employed out
side of office work only one in every
ten is a skilled worker. Out of 653
negro men there are only 51 skilled
workers. There are 546 skilled white
men in the various trades and 536
unskilled laborers.
The report does not show any cases
of child labor without certificates and
there were only 84 employment cer
tificates issued during the last school
year. Six were issued to negro chil
dren. But 277 children of school age
were not enrolled in any school.
These are said to have been mostly
negro children over sixteen years old.
The data on industrial conditions
was gathered largely from the em
ployers themselves.
The facts gathered about the eight
pool and billiard halls are sumarized
as follows: 755 regular customers,
1200 average daily attendance. In
four of tbe" places minors are not al
lowed to play and gambling is not
allowed. The other four will bear
investigation in regard to drinking,
gambling and the playing of minors.
The seating capacity of the thee
moving picture shows is 1400. The
average daily attendance is about
1500. "The vaudeville features are
often of doubtful character," says the
Other features of the Teport are: a
study of crime which includes the
municipal court records for the past
twelve years; churches, including
membership and attendance; poor
relief, the agencies for helping the
poor and what they give; a review of
the city government and city ordi
nances: vital statistics, and some
facts about housing conditions.
In many of these, Columbia shows
a eood record. The average school
attendance in the white grades is 94.4
per cent of the total enrollment, in
the high school 96.8 and in the ne
gro school 91.6 per cent.
But "the dog tax yielded for the
year 1911 $55.25. The expense of
impounding 633 dogs cost $8SG.25
The survey was made by the Char
ity Organization Society. Prof. C. A.
Ellwood of the sociology department
and Prof. A. W. Taylor of the Bible
College have directed the work, and
Professor Taylor has arranged the
material. The facts are all summar
ized. The report contains about two
thousand words.
The Charitv Organization Society
had the survey made with the inten
tion of publishing the report This
question will be decided after the re
port is heard by the directors of the
society. The introduction says:
"Few towns of like size could show
as good a report in the matters here
recorded, but so long as there is room
for improvement, public spirited men
and women will be glad to have the
information here given in order that
they may make the improvements."
Nine Nieroes Fined $225 for Gamb
ling Today.
"To one crap game, $225."
That is the bill the city presented
to nine negroes this morning in po
lice court. They are said to have
eneaced in the popular sport of
"rolling the bones" yesterday, and
were fined $25 each.
Two men and a woman were fined
$9.25 each after pleading guilty to a
charge of being drunk Saturday.
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Receipts at Games in Colum
bia Doubled Those of
Previous Seasons.
Letters and Trophies for
Athletes Awarded by Com
mittee Today.
In a financial way, the past foot
ball season was one of the most suc
cessful that the University of Mis
souri has ever had. A financial state-
ment In full cannot be given yet, as
the report from the Kansas game has
not been sent in.
The tickets sold for the Kansas
game from the athletic headquarters
here brought in over $4000. This is
from the tickets sold to the students,
people of Columbia and through the
The home schedule tills year
brought in almost double, what has
been received in any other season.
At the Ames, Nebraska and Washing
ton games, the crowds were larger
than any crowds previously seen on
Rollins Field, with the exception of
the Kansas game last year.
On the road, the Missouri team was
a big attraction. At Oklahoma, Mis
souri attracted the largest crowd
eier on that field, and the team
brought home $1000 in excess of the
expenses on the trip. At Drake, the
mnnev received bv Missouri more
than covered expenses.
The Committee on Intercollegiate
Athletics will meet this afternon to
award tbe football "M's", and to give
the trophies to the winning cross
country team. This will be the most
important meeting of the year in that
the ahletic policy of the coming sea
sons will be thoroughly talked over
in preparation for the Valley Confer
ence meetings that are to be held
next Saturday.
There has been considerable talk
this year, especially among the alum
ni to the effect that Missouri played
too many conference teams. On the
1912, schedule, Missouri had five con
ference games and the additional
game with Oklahoma, which, while
not voting with the body, has a con
ference rating. Mr. Brewer says that
while this might not have affected
the Kansas game, it stands to reason
that a team cannot be in top-notch
condition for six successive weeks.
Next Friday the faculty members
of the Missouri Valley Conference, of
which W. G. Manly is president, will
meet to discuss next year's athletic
relations. On Saturday the athletic
managers and directors will meet and
make up the schedules for next year.
At this meeting, besides arranging
the basketball, baseball and track
schedules, they also will take in
charge the football schedule for next
year They arrange only the confer
ence games, the other games being
filled in by the local managements.
"The Crusaders," by X. W. Gade, to
Be Given Next Week.
The University Chorus under the
auspices of the Daughters or the
American Revolution will give a con
cert Tuesday night, December 10, in
the Auditorium. The chorus has been
under the direction of Prof. W. H.
Pommer since school began, and In
struction is given as a part of the
regular work in the University.
The piece to be given Tuesday
night is a cantata by N . W. Gade
called "The Crusaders". There are
three solo parts in the cantata. The
part of Peter, a hermit, will be taken
by Kelly Alexander: Armanda, an en
chantress, by Myrtle Parker, and Ki
naldo, a prominent knight, by P. H.
Horticultural Department nas Col
lection on Display.
The horticultural department of
the University of Missouri has re
cently collected many different varie
ties of apples from experiment sta
tions in almost every section of the
United States.
This collection is now on display
In the basement of the Horticultural
Building. The fruit Judging class
under the direction of W. L. Howard,
professor of horticulture, is making
a study of the different varieties.
Stolen Car Will Cost Its Owner $2.10
for Repairs. - j
Too much whisky, according: to his'
own confession, and a knowledge of
how to run an automobile hasand&J
Lawrence Hickam. a negro, 'in rh
county jail and has brought Fred
Carroll, the owner of the car, to
grief. The automobile itself was
badly battered from when it collided
with a tree while giving its negro
driver the time of his life Saturday
night. Now the car is awaiting $250
worth of repairs.
Saturday night Hickam, with a de
sire to "have a time," got a few close
friends and told them he was going
joy riding. First he went to the
grocery store of Henry Wise and
bought two gallons of gasoline. Then
he went to 111 Hitt street, where
Mr. Carrol lived. He knew Mr. Carroll-
had an automobile at his resi
dence, for he had worked some for
him before and had even stolen his
car one day. The negro had gotten
off with the first theft easily after
he told Mr. Carroll he just took a
man over to the University for 23
cents. He could again take the car,
he belieied, and he did.
From 9 o'clock Saturday night un
till 3 o'clock Sunday morning he sped
over Columbia's paed streets and
took short and hurried spurts' into
the surrounding country. Speeding
along Blackfoot gravel sometime in
the night whisky got control of him,
he lost control of the automobile and
negroes, whisky and car hit a tree.
As usual, the negroes came out with
out a scratch, but the right wheel of
the car was bent, springs were
broken and the whole right side of
the car was torn off. In all $250
damage was done, according to the
owner of the car.
The negro-whisky-automobile acci-
dent happened near the Hinton toll
gate, about two miles out of town.
In some way the negroes got the car
back to Columbia. Shoulder prints
on the back of the car indicate that
it was pushed some of the way.
Neighbors say they heard the auto
mobile the last time about 3 o'clock
in the morning.
Hickam was fined $50 and costs
this morning for running an automo
bile when intoxicated. He could not
pay the fine.
Prof. Martin at Organization of 29
Schools at Third Conference,
The teachers of journalism per
fected a permanent national organi
zation in Chicago last7 Saturday.
There are now twenty-nine univer
sities and colleges offering courses in
journalism. Twenty-five teachers,
representing nearly as many schools
attended the Chicago meeting.
It was the third annual meeting of
the conference. The first one was
held at the University of Kansas and
the second one at the University of
Prof. W. G. Bleyer of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin was elected presi
dent; Prof. James Melvin Lee of New
York University, vice-president, and
F. W. Harrington of the Ohio State
University, secretary-treasurer. The
members of the executive committtee
are Dr. Talcott Williams, Columbia
University, and F. W. Scott, Univer
sity of Illinois. The next meeting
will be held November 30, 1913, in
Madison. Wis., at the invitation of
the University of Wisconsin.
The three sessions of the confer
ence Saturday were taken up chiefly
with informal discussions of techni
cal methods of teaching journalism.
Two papers were presented, one by
Dr. Talcott Williams on "Training
for Journalism," and the other by
Dean Walter Williams on the work
and scope done in the various schools
now established. Dean Williams was
unable to be present and his paper
was read by Prof. Frank L. Martin.
FnlTersitr Women Entertained for
Tigers at Rothwell Gymnasium.
The annual football reception was
given Saturday night in Rothwell
Gymnasium by the women of the Uni
versity. The chaperons were Mrs. A.
Ross Hill, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brewer,
Miss Eva Johnston, Prof, and Mrs. J.
A. Gibson and T. E. Jones. In the
receiving line were the chaperons,
.Miss Adeline Jesse, president of the
Woman's Council, Misses Emma B.
Mundv. Martha Tinsley, Katharine
Smith and Helen Lowry. presidents
of the women of the four classes, and
the football squad.
The gymnasium was decorated with
pennants and "M" blankets. A tack
ling dummy, dressed as a Tiger, oc
cupied the center of the hall.
After the reception there was danc
ing until 12 o'clock.
Robert Harrington, M. U.
Student, and Miss Stucky
Married Saturday.
Arranged It While They Saw
Kansas and Tigers Play
at Lawrence.
Robert Harrington, a freshman in
the College of Agriculture, and Miss
Mae Stucky of Lathrop, Mo., were
married in Independence Saturday
mojrping. Harrington, whose home is
in Lathrop, and Miss Stucky had been
sweethearts for over two years but
owing to parental objections the
wedding had been repeatedly post
poned. The two arranged to meet at the
Kansas-Missouri football game and
it was decided there that the wed
ding would be put off no longer. Miss
Stucky was taking music lessons in
Kansas City on Saturday mornings
so it was arranged that they elope
from there to Independence last Sat
urday morning and be married there.
Harrington's friends here are not
sure just what their' plans are.
Miss Stucky is the daughter of a
banker in Lathrop. Harrington's
father is a retired farmer. Glen
Brilhart, a student in the University,
is a cousin of Miss Stucky.
Dean of College of Agriculture Speaks
in Kirksville to State Organization.
F. B. Mumford, dean of the College
of Agriculture, will deliver an ad
dress at Kirksville tomorrow before
a state meeting of the Missouri
Grange on "Rural Problems".
The Grange is the most powerful
organization of farmers in the United
States. Its purpose is the betterment
'I social, intellectual and economic
conditions among country people. E.
A. Ikenberry, who was graduated
from the University two years ago.
Is a lecturer for the state Grange and
outlines programs for meetings. Mis3
Pearl Thomas, a graduate of last
year, is assistant steward.
A branch of the Grange in the Col
lege of Agriculture has about 100
members. Ralph Besse, master or
the local Grange, will attend the
meeting at Kirksville as a delegate
from this organization.
Professor Taylor of Bible CoUege to
Discnss Social Teachings.
Prof. A. W. Taylor, or the Bible
College, will give a series or lectures
on the social teachings or Jesus, af
ter tho holidays. The lectures,
under the auspices of the Y M. C. A.,
will be held at the Y. M. C. A.
Building at 4 o'clock, Thursday ar
ternoons, and will be open to both
men and women or the University
and to the townspeople.
Professtor Taylor's subjects will
be: "The Utopia of Jesus,'' 'The
Teachings of Jesus and Socialism,
"The Teachings of Jesus on Wealth,"
"The Teachings or Jesus and the
Labor Question," "The Teachings or
Jesus and the Problems or Marriage
and Dhor.e," "Jesus Teaching or
Non-Resistance and its Relations to
War. Strikes, etc.," "Are the Teach
ings or Jesus Practicable?" "The
Social and Religious Problems or
Wife of a Bakery Employe Had Lived
Here Four Year.
Mrs. J. E. Edward died at her
home, S05 Coats street, or tubercu
losis, yesterday morning. She lived
here the last rour years, moving to
Columbia rrom the southern part of
Boone Countq. She is survived by
a husband and four children. The
body was buried this morning at
Nashville Church, eleven miles south
of Columbia. Mr. Edwards is em
ployed at a bakery.
Prof. Doaae to Address Y. W. C. A.
Prof. D. H. Doane or the depart
ment or farm management will speak
on "Rural Communities" at the Y.W.
C. A. meeting at 4:30 o'clock tomor
row afternoon in Room 24.
To Sell Red Cross Seals at Uahersltr
Red Cross Seals will be on sale in
Academic Hall beginning after As
sembly tomorrow. The University
women will have the stamps.

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