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Workman Would Buy Many
Red Cross Seals if
He Could.
Churches, Children and
Business Men to Help
Sell tlie Stamps.
Two women, canvassing the Hamilton-Brown
Shoe Factory selling red
cross seals, approached an old man
working at a machine and asked him
to help out their cause. He felt
through his pockets, brought forth a
nickel and gae it to the women.
Then he told them a story. He said
that his wife had been sick for the
last thirty years and that the visiting
nurse was coming to see her every
"Oh, how I wish I had $3 instead
of a nickel to give you," he remarked.
"You are doing such a -good work."
This is only one incident that hap
pened this morning in the campaign
started to sell 50,000 read cross
stamps before Christmas. Similar
ones are told of every day. It shows
how interested most persons are In
the work being carried on for the
stamping out of tuberculosis, the can
vassers say. Even the negroes of Co
lumbia have shown an unexpected ap
preciation of the work, and give
money liberally. The negro lodges
will be asked to buy seals in a few
The red cross seals will be sold to
University students tomorrow. All
day the University women will be
stationed in Academic Hall to take
money in exchange for the seals
which are prettier than ever this
year. They are to put on Christmas
packages and letters. Tbosc Jy
charge of the work of selling fine
seals here say that the students real
ize this is their home for the greater
part of the year and take interest
, enough in local affairs to buy the
seals liberally. t Then, too, they real
ize the good things the seals 'stand
Next Wednesday will be Children's
day. Then all school children will be
given the red cross seals to sell. Be
fore that day. though, a speaker will
talk to the children of all the schools
and tell them of the educational cam
paign being waged.
The different churches of Columbia
will sell the red cross stamps or seals
at the postoflicc every day next week.
The sorority girls were not asked to,
this year, for they do not have
enough time to spare for the work.
The girls are busy the week before
Christmas. Monday the Baptist
Church will have charge of the post
office; the Catholics will have charge
Tuesday, the Christians Wednesday,
the Episcopalians Friday and the
Presbyterians Saturday.
Every document from the court
house now bears a red cross stamp.
Yesterday the county clerk bought
$23 worth of the stamps. It is hoped
bj- the workers that the city council
will follow the court's example soon.
Twenty-five women are now at work
selling the red cross seals over Col
umbia. They have divided the city
into streets, and- each omen works a
certain street. The business men are
going to sell the stamps to their fel
low business men and have promised
to take care of the business part of
the city.
The members of the men's commit
tee are: Chester L. Brewer, Henry T.
Lee, E. Sidney Stephens, W. H.
Thompson and J. T. Mitchell.
M. V. Minimus Is in Clianre of Chi
nee College.
Albert Heinz, A. B., B. S. in Ed.
1910,' is In charge of the mathematics
at Tsing llua College at Pekin, China.
This school selects students from
other schools of China and prepares
theni for American universities, their
expenses for six-year courses in
America being paid by indemnity
The college inoludes a "middle
school ' and a "high school," and takes
a student through about the first year
of college. All the work is done in
English. The students sent to Amer
ica have high standing, as only the
best are selected, but all who are fit
are given the advantages of a West
' ern education.
Probable Bain and Colder, Thursday,
Is the Forecast.
Here is the United States Weather
Bureau forecast: "Unsettled but gen
erally fair this afternoon and tonight,
warmer; Thursday cloudy with prob
able rain; colder in afternoon." The
7 a.
S a.
9 a.
10 a.
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..37 12 (noon) 48
..38 1 p. m 52
..40 2 p. m 53
S. A. Williston of Chicago Univer
sity on "The Earliest Land Animals,"
popular illustrated lecture in the ag
ricultural auditorium. 8:15 p. m.
George J. Zolnay, St. Louis sculp
tor, on "Art and Life" at Assembly.
Mr. Zolnay on "American Sculp
ture" in auditorium, 8 p. m.
S. A. Willton on "The Laws Gov
erning the Evolutionand Distribution
of the Earliest Land Animals," tech
nical lecture in physics lecture room,
Engineering Building, 7:30 p. m.
Phi Beta Kappa Chooses Four
Women, One Man for
The first members of the class of
1913 to be elected to the Phi Beta
Kappa honorary scholastic society,
were chosen yesterday. They are:
Winfred Weeden Hawkins of Mary
ville; Fern Helen Rusk, Windsor;
Kenneth Craddock Sears, La Plata;
Alma Steele, Webb City, and Jose
phine Dunlap Sutton, New London,
The election is made from seniors
who have spent at least two years in
the University and have the highest
average scholarship according to
their grades.
The new members will be initiated
tomorrow afgtr
A. L. Westcott Seaks Before Auto
mobile Engineering Class.
"From the standpoint of cleanli
ness, denatured alcohol would be bet
ter than gasoline for fuel in an auto
mobile motor," accordiflg to A. L.
Westcott, who spoke last night before
the class In automobile engineering
on lubricants and liquid fuels. "If we
used alcohol in the motor there would
be no black smoke or gases emitted
from the exhaust. Alcohol would
also be safer from fire than gasoline.
It produces about the same amount
of power as gasoline but is a little
more expensive. That is the reason
it is not used more in this country.
It is used extensively in Europe.
"A lubricant is an oil or grease
used to reduce friction between rub
bing parts of a machine. A good oil
must have a certain amount of vis
cosity, or lackof fluidity in order to
stay on the rubbing surfaces. Kero
sene is not good because it lacks vis
cosity. A good oil must be able to
stand much heat, as heat has a great
effect on viscosity.
"A machine must have many differ
ent methods of supplying oil since
one system may work all right in one
place but may not work at all in an
other. The oiling system must be
made to suit the bearing. There is
a tendency of oil to flow out of a
bearing. For this reason the bearing
should have an oil reservoir or pipes
to keep a constant supply of oil. Af
ter oil has passed over a bearing sev
eral times it should be filtered before
being used again, as it will absorb
dirt and abrasions.
"Mineral oils are best for cylinders
because they withstand the heat bet
ter than the vegetable or animal oils.
Also the mineral oils have no ten
dency to acidify and corrode the sur
face upon which they are used. Dif
ferent oils must be used for different
There will be no lecture on the au
tomobile tomorrow night because of
an address under the auspices of the
Sigma XI fraternity.
The laboratory work for this week
consists of taking the cars apart and
finding out how they are made. The
new garage, of concrete and brick,
situated back of the Engineering an
nex has been completed. It will hold
two cars.
Rocheport Couple to Wed.
A marriage license was issued this
morning to B. E. Rice and Dixie uice
of Rocheport. Mr. and Miss Rice are
third cousins. They will be marriad
tonight at the bride's home.
Ben Davis and Jonathan Suc
cessfully Crossed by
Exhibit of New Kinds to Be
Made Here During
Farmers' Week.
The Missouri Fruit Experiment
Station at Mountain Grove, Mo., has
after ten or twelve years work suc
ceeded in making successful crosses
between the Ben Davis and Jonathan
varieties of apples.
The station has produced from
these crosses over 300 distinct varia
tions, and, strange to say, none of
the progeny resembles cither parent
to any extent. Each offspring has dis
tinct characteristics peculiar to the
individual or variation, and these
characteristics when once obtained
seem to be practically stable or fived.
Mr. Evans, director of the station,
has sent five specimens of each vari
ation to the Department of Pomology.
Washington, D. C; Prof. S. A. Beacli
of Ames, Iowa, a representative of
the American Pomology Society, and
Prof. J. C. Whitten, head of the hor
ticultural department of the Missouri
Experiment Station.
The specimens sent to Professor
Whitten were put in cold storage at
once. They will be placed on exhibi
tion during Farmers Week January
13-17. After exhibition the pomology
class, under the direction of Profes
sor Whitten, will make a careful study
of the different varieties.
Design Submitted by Mrs. AHie Bel
cher Officially Chosen.
A pennant design submitted by Mrs.
Allie Mason Bolcher of Columbia has
been selected as the first oflicial pen
nant of the Missouri Old Trails Road
Association. The second design
chosen was made by Mrs. Nellie C.
Huston of Marshall and a third by
Mrs. B. J. Castilo of St. Charles.
These three oflicial pennants have
been chosen after a competition last
ing several months.
The pennant designed by Mrs. Bel
cher is a felt, half red and half blue,
with "Old Trails Road" in white block
letters. The design on the pennant
pictures the old road starting among
the bluffs of the Missouri River at
St Charles, oxen pulling a covered
wagon as in the past, and telephone
poles showing the red, white and blue
markings of the present. It is the
regulation automobile size, 12 by 32
iches. The design will be stamped
on felt or leather, preferably the
latter, in flat colors. Red oxen, blue
bluffs, white wagons and white poles
with red, white and blue bands will
furnish the coloring.
The design by Mrs. Huston is a
pennant of red, white and blue felt,
white in the center, with the words
"Old Trails Road" in blue. The third
derign, made by Mrs. Castilo, has red
and blue stripes with the words "Old
Trails Road" in white letters.
Miss Gehring Assisted by Paul Van
Katwijk, and Miss Hartman.
The fourth of the School of Music
faculty recitals at Christian College
was given last night by Miss Emile
Gehring, soprano. Miss Gehring was
assisted by Paul Van Katwijk, and
Miss Klara Hartmann, accompanist.
A scene from the opera "Cinderel
la " by Massenet vvas one of the feat
ures of the program. The violin ob
ligate was given by H. E. Keim. Van
Katwijk played the "Valse Triste" a
notable piece of descriptive music, by
Jean Sibelius.
Results of Columbia Surrey Will Be
The board of directors of the Char
ity Organization Society decided yes
terday afternoon to publish the report
of the social survey committee of the
society. The report gives in con
densed form the facts found in a sur
vey of Columbia made last year. It
will be published in pamphlet form
and distributed to the homes in Col
umbia. The board of directors did not think
its funds would justify printing more
than 1000 copies yet it was the opin
ion of those present that a copy
should be placed In every home.
All-Missouri Valley Center
Elected by Football
M Men.
Bethany Man Acted as Line
Captain of This Seas
on's Players.
C. R. AVilson is captain
year's Tiger football team.
of next
He was
elected this afternoon at a meeting of
the M men.
Wilson has played two years at
center on the University of Missouri
team. The standard of his work is
selected as center on the All-Missouri
Valley team by practically all critics.
He has been line-captain for the
Tigers this season.
Wilson's home is in Bethany. He is
a Junior in the College of Arts and
Games to lie l'lajed and Policy of
Conference Before Committees.
The faculty representatives of the
schools in the Missouri Valley Con
ference will formulate the policy to
b pursued during the next year and
will make the rules by which the Con-
Whistles Will Tell.
The days are short; some
times it is dusk before the
boys who carry the Univer
sity Missourian reach your
house. But you needn't grope
about the porch looking for
the paper. Each Missourian
carrier has been provided
with a whistle. When you
hear the whistle you will
know your Missourian is at
your door.
ference teams are to be governed, at
a meeting in the Y. M. C. A. Building
at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
The managers and directors will
also meet at the Athens 'Hotel at the
same time. They will handle the de
tails and will make schedules for all
the Conference games.
The most important matter to come
before the directors and managers is
that of deciding where the Confer
ence meet will be held this year. This
matter has heretofore been decided in
the spring but last spring there was
so much talk of having -w the place
changed that they let the matter go
until this meeting.
For the last four years the meet has
been held in Des Moines. The south
ern members of the Conference want
it held in their territory this year.
Some discussion has been made as to
holding the meet on the home fields
of the various schools. This plan is
not considered feasible in as much
as only three of the institutions have
fields that would do for this meet.
These schools are Missouri, Washing
ton and Drake.
The officers of the Conference are:
President, Prof. C. E. McClung, Uni
versity of Kansas: secretary, Dr. R.
G. Clapp, University of Nebraska;
treasurer. Dr. F. H. Ewerhardt, Wash
ington University. The representa
tives are: Drake Universitq, Prof. D.
W. Morehouse; Iowa State College,
Prof. S. W. Beyer; University of Kan
sas, Prof. C. E. McClung: University
of Missouri. Prof. W. G. Manly; Uni
versity of Nebraska, Prof. R. G.
Clapp; Washington University, Prof.
C. A. Waldo.
The chairmen of the standing com
mittees are: committee on eligibility.
Dr. F. II. Ewerhardt, Washington
University; committee on colleges,
Prof. C. A. Waldo, Washington Uni
versity: committee on officials. Dr. R.
G. Clapp, University of Nebraska:
committee on rules and regulations
for various sports, Prof. W. G." Manly,
University of Missouri; committee on
minor sports. Prof. J. L. Griffith.
Drake University; committee on bas
ketball. Dr. James Xaismith, Univer
sity of Kansas.
Studied Lincoln County Farms.
Don Magruder of the College of
Agriculture returned last night from
Lincoln County where he had been
studying farm management problems.
Mr. Magruder says little grain will be
fed to the cattle in that county this
winter owing to the scarcity of hogs.
The wheat prospects there are better
than for many years.
Society for Friendless Representative
Visits Here.
James B. Bollman, assistant divis
ional superintendent of the Society
for the Friendless, is visiting in Col
umbia. He is talking at the schools
to place before the minds of the
young people the aims of the society.
The headquarters of the society are
in Kansas City. It is an interdenom
inational organization and carries on
four departments of worjjfc-prevention
of crime, better prisonManagement,
evangelistic work among the priso
ners, aid to prisoners who'-fcave been
released and to their families.
In helping former prisoners, the
society finds employment, a home,
provides clothes and medical treat
ment if needed, and assists them to
become self-supporting. The work of
the society has become a national
movement. There are now sixteen
superintendents at work in ten states.
The society is trying to put through
four laws, relating to establishing a
reformatory for first offenders, the
juvenile court, the parole system and
the wage law. The idea of the re
formatory is that prisoners may be
taught useful trades and go to school
part of the time.
Mr. Bollman says that out of 2,400
men at the Missouri state prison, 600
are under 21 years of age. Last year
090 ex-prisoners were aided by the
society in Missouri and Kansas alone.
About 7;j per cent of the men as
sisted make good.
George J. Zolnay WW Develop This
View in Assembly Talk.
"Art and Life," the subject of
George Julian Zolnay's talk to be
given tomorrow morning at Assembly,
is typical of this American sculptor's
attitude toward his art. He believes
in art only as it is the expression of
life; and while he is a master of
technique, it is to the symbolizing of
ideas that he directs all his skill.
Mr. Zolnay does not believe that
art; is a thing apart, but that it has
a sen-ice to perform in the everyday
affairs of life, and it is this practical
application which makes what he
says vital. Public sentiment, if op
posed to this ideal, he ignores. His
breadth of view and understanding of
things outside of his own chosen pro
fession make his interpretations real.
Mr. Zolnay will give examples of
this practical application of art in his
talk at Assembly, which will be illus
trated with lantern slides. He knows
the humorous as well as the serious
side of life and is said to be a versa
tile and entertaining speaker.
G. J. Zolnay Will Talk to Guild To
morrow Xight.
The regular meeting of the art sec
tion of the Art Lovers' Guild will be
held in the University Auditorium at
8 o'clock tomorrow night. George
Julian Zolnay, the sculptor who will
speak at assembly tomorrow morning
on "Art and Life.," will speak at the
meeting on "The American Sculptor."
The lecture will be free and open to
the public.
Prineipal of Columbia High School
Appoints Committee of Reiwrters.
Journalism will be taught now in
Columbia High School. The School
of Journalism of the University of
Missouri is to have a "sub-station"
in the preparatory school, where the
students will indirectly get training
in news writing.
Vincent Lewis, Davis Elkin and
Miss Clara Ruether, seniors in the
high school, will constitute a news
gathering committee which will col
lect and write news of the high school
for the University Missourian.
The committee was appointed by E.
B. Cauthorn, principal of the high
school. The "stories" will be turned
into Mr. Cauthorn's office, whence
thev will be sent to the Missourian.
M. U. Graduates on Oklahoma Paper.
Francis Stewart and C. A. Brown,
graduates of the School of Journalism
of the University of Missouri are now
on the staff of the Muskogee (Okla.)
Daily Phoenix.
Business Men Dine Tomorrow.
The Columbia Commercial Club
will hold its regular luncheon to
morrow. No special program has
been arranged.
Another Charge Against" Thompson.
Another charge of healing the sick
without license was brought against
Th Fra Thompson, chiropractor, today.
City Cpuncil Awards Con
tract for William and Hock
aday to F. B. Bewick Co.
New "Cap and Gown" Ord
ered Purchased For Fire
Chief Newman.
The contract for the paving of
William and Hockaday streets was
awarded to the F. B. Bewick Con
struction Company at the regular
meeting of the City Council last
night. The work will cost $10,79S.93.
Six construction companies bid for
the work. J. A. Stewart was second
in the bidding. His price was only
a few dollars less than that of the
Bewick company.
Ordering sidewalks, paying bills
establishing grades and accepting re
ports was the order of business. It
was a quiet meeting and the usual
interest was lacking.
E. B. Cauthorn, chairman of the
committee to investigate the books of
the telephone company, had no report
to offer. He told the council that ha
and another member had spent two
days working on the books and would
have a report later.
Bids for the building of a concrete
sidewalk on Rosemary lane were or
dered held until the next meeting, as
several property owners on the street
had objected to the grade that had
been established. The clly engineer
will consult with the property own
ers. Some Xew Sidewalks.
The new sidewalks on Price avenue
and Locust street were accepted by
the council. Special tax bills against
the property owners were ordered to
pay for the work. The contract for
the building of a walk on the east side
of.OrjfcJtreet was given to Garth
Clinkscales. He was the only 'bidder.
The council ordered a grade estab
lished on the alley between Ninth and
Tenth streets and Cherry street and
the alley between Cherry street and
The coming of winter caused the
council to appropriate $ 14.93 from the
Conley Poor Fund to pay for coal for
some of Columbia's needy. Some
weeks ago one of Fire Chief New
man's helpers was hurt at a Are. The
council ordered the city clerk to pay
the young man's doctor bill. Bills to
the amount of $1,638.31 were ordered
paid from the general revenue funds.
The bills from the water and light
fund amounted to $3,830.74. They
wcre ordered paid.
Fire Chief Newman sent a letter to
(-the council asking for a new Are hat
and coat. One of the members of the
council moved that the chief be given
a new "cap and gown". The motion
Ashes in the Alley.
The street and alley committee will
have some work to do. The old ques
tion about ashes in the alley back of
the Missouri store came up again.
Complaints about persons driving
over concrete sidewalks on Hinkson
and McBaine avenues were brought
before the council. The city marshal
was ordered to put up signs of warn
ing. The city, engineer filed a report
with the council objecting to the
blocking of an alley near Porter
street by J. X- Fellows. Mr. Fellows
built a garage that stands in the alley.
He was present when the engineer's
report was read and the mayor called
on him to state why he had done it.
After much good-natured bantering
between the council and Mr. Fellows
the matter was referred to the city
engineer and the engineering com
Howard-1'a) ne Wins at Basketball
With Score, 22-7.
The basketball team of Howard
Payne College defeated the Stephens
College team here Saturday by a
score of 22 to 7. Julia Hulctt, of the
Stephens College team, did all the
scoring for her side. The girls from
Howard-Payne were guest3 of honor
at an informal reception held after
the game.
Miss Nellie Boldz and Miss Mary
Hollenbeck. of Green Ridge. Mo.,
spent several days at the college, a3
guests of Miss Bessie Hollenbeck.
Miss Madeline Graham of Montgom
ery. Mo., will be the guest of Miss
Ruth Crockett, for a few days.

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