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Adair Has Pension List a
Mile Long, Says J. F.
Administrative Affairs Are
Also Discussed at Annual
Meeting Here.
County judges from a score of Mis
souri counties met in Columbia this
morning for the first annual gather
ing of the Missouri Association of
County Judges. They are big, prac-tical-:iinded
men. They have come
to pet pointers on how to administer
the affairs of counties. Their big in
terests are in good roads and poor
farm administration.
Meeting this morning in the hotel
lobbies, they had heart-to-heart talks
over their troubles. That poor farms
are a problem In nearly every county
was shown in their conversation.
"Our county has a pension list a
mile long," said Jacob H. Shoop,
county judge from Adair. "And It
neer grows smaller. Once on the
list, the beneficiary never gets" off.
It's a mighty bad way of taking care
of the poor, but about every county
has such a list"
Would Hednce Size of Farm.
Mr. Shoop said that Adair County
has a bad poor farm. He thinks It
should be reduced in size to perhaps
twenty-five or thirty acres. Then the
old inmates could do truck gardening.
J. H. Winer, a judge from Jefferson
County, said their poor farm is a dis
grace to the state. He thinks that
less than fifty acres are needed in a
farm. Jefferson County also has a
long pension list, he says.
COoper 'County has the best roads
of any county in the state, B. L.
Moore of that county said. The
Santa Fe Trail from Boonville to
Marshall is the best dirt road in Mis
souri, he thinks. Cooper County gets
a great deal of free work on the
roads, but much of the work is done
under a plan whereby the county
agrees to do as much work as is do
nated. Thus the county and oIun
teer work together accomplish much.
Kno Building Good Bridges.
Knox County is spending consider
able money on steel and concrete
bridges, according to Judge Reuben
Rhoades of that county. The Cannon
Ball Trail from Illinois to St Joseph
and Kansas City runs through this
county This road is now in splendid
condition, Judge Rhoades says.
Present Condensation Not Enough,
Say Members of Association.
A plan to place all county judges
in Missouri on a salaried basis, and
to repeal the present state law with
regard to the compensation for their
work, received the unanimous ap
proval or the members of the Mis
souri Association of County Judges.
The meetings began at the court
house at 10 o'clock this morning.
Discussion on this subject was be
gun by Judge G. W. Pinef Marion
County, president of the association.
He contended that the present rate or
compensation, namely $5 Tor each
day spent in session or the county
court was insufficient
"The average remuneration the
county judge gets is about $13 a
month. The handling of the road
building problem alone, is worth
more than twice this amount
"A day scarcely passes but what a
county judge is called upon to at
tend to some county business. When
one considers the handling of the
county finances, the care of the poor
and the insane, let alone the road
problem, the task is entirely too great
and too important for such small
The association wiU attempt to get
through such a measure at the next
meeting of the legislature.
Judge Pine also discussed briefly
the road problem.
"There are many of the counties in
the state, "he said, "which are not in
favor the present special road dis
trict system. According to the pres
ent plan the county court appoints
road overseers each year to take
charge of road matters in a certain
territory. Only a few of these do
the work. No successful rarmer or
business man will have the job. We
hae practically no state legislation
with regard to the road problem, I
Temjierature Will Drop Tonight to 20
or 30, Says Weather Boreas.
The United States Weather Bureau
says: "Fair and somewhat colder to
night and Wednesday. Lowest tem
perature tonight probably 20 or 30
degrees." The hourly temperatures
are as follows:
i a. m.
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
..37 11 a. m. ......43
,..39 12 (noon) 44
..40 1 p. m 45
..42 2 p. m 46
would like to see a law passed which
would allow the county courts to
take adequate means for handling the
road situation."
A discussion of the comparative
cost, in the different counties, of the
publication of the official ballot of
the last election, and also 'of the
printing of the ballots and county fi
nancial statements followed. The
comparison showed that 'rates were
highest in Marion County.
It was decided that at the next
meeting of the General Assembly the
association take measure for obtain
ing a uniform rate for the printing of
county notices. Reports of the secre
tary and treasurer were read.
An address of welcome to the visit
ing members of the association was
given by W. T. Johnson of the Boone
County Court, treasurer of the asso
ciation. On behalf of the city of Col
umbia, Mayor W. S. St. Clair wel
comed the visitors.
County Highway Engineers Also At
tend with Judges.
About twenty-five members of the
Missouri Association of County Judg
es, were present at the first session
held at the court house this morning.
They are: W. T. Johnson and J. T.
Rowland of Boone County; J. H.
Shoope of Adair County; M. R. Amick
and J. M. McKnolly of Henry County;
B. L. Moore of Cooper County; J. H.
Winer of Jefferson County: Frank
Luckett and Reuben Rhodes of Knox
County; John W. Williams of Macon
County; G. W. Pine and C. J. Murphy
of Marion County; S. G. Crura of
Miller County; D. A, Shestnut of
Platte County;' F. W. Viemann of
Franklin County; J. T. Hardy of Shel
by County: Judge J. W. Williams or
Randolph County and Judge Richard
W. Hickman of Saline County.
These county engineers are here:
P. S. Quinn of Boone County; H. C.
Allen of Henry County; Alfred Riske
of. St. Charles County, and John
Sheets and R. I. Whitaker or Marion
County. Curtis Hill, state highway
engineer, is general secretary of the
War Department Assigns Command
ant to Fort D. A. Russell.
Lieutenant Ellery Farmer, com
mandant or cadets, has just been or
dered by the War Department to Fort
D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming,
one or the largest army posts in the
United States. His appointment is to
the1 Eleventh Infantry in command or
Brigadier-General Clarence R. Ed
wards, who was recently relieved
from the War Department as chier
or the Bureau or Insular Affairs.
I.ientenant Farmer's official connec
tion with the University expires next
Sunday. He has been given two
months leave of absence before he is
to report at Cheyenne, and he says
he expects to spend part or that time
in Missouri and the rest in the East
Annual Inter-Department Games to
Come Immediately After Holidays.
The annual inter-department bas
ketball meet will be held immediately
after the Christmas holidays. O. F.
Field, basketball Instructor, has
charge of the arrangements.
An inter-fraternity basketball meet
is the plan of Mr. Field. He wants
the games to be played between the
hahes or the Varsity games. A cup
is to be offered.
Superintendent of Presbyterian Mis
sion Board May Some.
Warren H. Wilson, superintendent
of the state board or home missions
or the Presbyterian Church, has been
asked to speak here Farmers' Week.
In a letter to T. C. Wilson, this morn
ing, the private secretary or superin
tendent Wilson said it was almost
certain that he could accept
Magazine Discusses Expenses at M. U.
The New York Independent has an
editorial in its current number on
students' liing expenses at the Uni
versity or Missouri, based upon a re
cent article in the Missourian.
School" of Engineering to
Give Two Weeks' In
struction in February.
Lectures and Demonstrations
Will Be on Practical High
way Construction.
A short-course in road building to
be given during February has been
arranged by the School of Engineer
ing. The course will cover two weeks
this year. However, ir the course
proves successful it may be length
ened later.
This new course was discussed this
morning at the meeting of Missouri
county judges, by Curtis Hill, state
highway engineer, and secretary of
the association. The description of
the course was a part of his report.
"The need or such a course to pro
vide some practical knowledge for
many who are directly or indirectly
connected with road building in Mis
souri has long been apparent This
year the course will probably be given
ror two weeks and ir it is well enough
attended it may be lengthened and
become as much a distinct part or
the University curriculum as the
short course in agriculture.
"The School or Engineering is well
equipped for the giving of such a
course. It has recently gathered data
on available road-building material in
every county in the state.
"The work will consist of lectures
by professors as well as talks by
practical road builders all over the
state. Besides this there will be
demonstrations, tests and experiments
performed in the engineering labora
tories. The course will be free to
anyone who wishes to attend.
"I think every man who is in any
way connected with road work or
who is interested should make it a
point to come to Columbia and take
this course. Certainly many of the
men who make road-building their
business are in need of more practi
cal training such as this course will
John Hochestetter Returns to Father
land After Years in America.
Herr John Hochestetter, former
sausage-maker and butcher of Colum
bia, tiring of America the land'of the
high cost or living is going back to
Germany where he can take things
easy. He has been in this country
ror the last twenty years and he Is
tired or it Like all thrifty Germans,
John has saved up money and he in
tends to take lire easy hereafter. His
home is in Southeastern Germany, six
hours by rail rrom Paris. So when
John tires or rural Germany he can
go into Paris. He is well acquainted
in Paris, London and Belgium,, hav
ing worked as a sausage maker in
these places. He talks French and
German fluently, but little English.
Perhaps Herr Hochestetter will get
married when he reaches the Father
land. Anyway, he has two sweet
hearts there, a stout and a thin one,
and he can get the one he prefers,
he says. While in America, he has
developed into a good cook. Striving
to be original in this art, he says he
has tried flavoring coffee with bour
bon whisky. John's friends say he
has always insisted on their taking
Sunday dinner with him; and always
he had something special cooked for
House Party at Her Broadway Home
Last Week.
Mrs. James H. Moore gave an in
formal house-party at her home at
1311 Broadway Saturday and Sunday.
Those entertained included Miss Sybl
Whittle and William Guthrie and the
members of a houseparty given at the
Moore home in Southeast Missouri
last summer. They are: Ray Drum,
Russell Deermont, Charles Himmel
berger, Joe Moore, Albion Anderson,
.Misses Pauline Moore, Olivia Smith of
Columbia, Miss Moody or Hot Springs
and Miss Oliver or Cape Girardeau.
Saturday, night the guests gave Mrs.
Moore a silver tray with all the names
and the date or the party engraved
on It.
Professor Brewer in Kansas City.
C. L. Brewer, director of athletics,
is in Kansas City today. He will re
turn tomorrow.
President-Elect Appreciates
Congratulations of the
College Women.
Governor Was Choice of
Majority in Straw Ballot
Taken Before Election.
A letter from President-elect
Woodrow Wilson has been received
by the students of Stephens College
in response to a congratulatory mes
sage sent him soon after the elec
tion. This is tne letter:
"I warmly appreciate your kind
message of congratulation, which
has given me a great deal or pleas
ure, and I sincerely wish that it were
possible ror me to acknowledge it in
a less formal manner."
At a mock trial held at the college
November , Mr. Wilson was the
choice of a large majority of the
girls. The vote stood Wilson C4,
Roosevelt 7 and Taft 3. A lively po
litical campaign was conducted prev
ious to the election. x
All the banners, pennants, posters
and pictures of Mr. Wilson used in
this campaign were collected by the
members of the Wilson party and,
with the returns of the election, were
sent to the President-elect
''Honk! Honk! Missouri Donk" was
the campaign slogan run in heavy,
type above the picture or Mr. Wil
son.. Mr. Wilson's letter or appreciation
was received by Mrs. Ida M. Linn,
matron of the college. It was sent
rrom Princeton, N. J.
Wilson-Major Club Wants Speaker
from General Assembly for Feast
The Boone County Wilson-Major
Club discussed .nlans last night for a
banquet which will be held about the
first of the year. No definite date
has been set and no committees have
been appointed.
"We will have a banquet," said H.
A. Collier, secretary of the club, to
day. "But we will not make definite
arrangements until we find out how
long" the .General Assembly will ad
journ during-the holidays, so that we
may. select a good speaker from 'the
members of the legislature."
High School to Help in Distributing
Red Cross Stamps.
Mrs. C. W. Greene, a member of
the board of directors or the Colum
bia Charity Organization Society,
talked to the, students or the Colum
bia High School on the anti-tuberculosis
work, at a special assembly
at the high school this morning. She
arranged to have the high school stu
dents sell the Red Cross Christmas
Talks on the Red Cross seals were
made also at the University High,
Jefferson and Douglas Schools this
morning. Instead of having seals for
sale for a week as they did last year
the pupils of the public schools will
sell them for only one day. Tomor
row will be children's day.
Class Teams Are Being Organized for
the Season.
The first basketball practice for the
girls' class team was held last Satur
day morning. About thirty-five re
ported ror practice rrom each or the
lower classes. Temporary captains
have been chosen to direct the prac
tice work, but the selection or teams
and the arrangement or the schedule
or games will not be made untiljater.
Those making the teams will be
awarded letters and numerals.
M. U. Poultryman to State Show.
The Missouri State Poultry Show is
being held at Springfield this week.
This is one or the largest poultry
shows in the state, attracting many
exhibitors rrom out or the state. Prot
H. L. Kemptser or the poultry depart
ment or the University or Missouri
departed today to attend the show.
College Y. W. C. A. Members Meet.
The three college associations or
the Y. W. C. A. or Columbia met to
gether for a song service Sunday
night at Christian College. The pro
gram consisted of songs ghen by rep
resentatives of the associations.
Dr. Pickard Sajs American Work Is
Really In Its Beginning Yet
Unless the work of American sculp
ture measures up to the universal
standard, it is of little worth, thinks
Dr. John Pickard, who spoke at As
sembly this morning on "American
"Much that has been produced in
America gives little reason for
pride," said Doctor Pickard. "but
there is much that is exceedingly
meritorious. In this connection one
must remember how short a span is
covered by the history or American
sculpture. The first man to take up
sculpture as a profession was born in
1805, and the first equestrian statue
that was erected in this country was
unveiled in 1831. One hundred years
ago America did not have one trained
"The work of the first sculptors in
this country may have been crude but
they had little foundation on which
to work and no traditions behind
them," the speaker said. "Take, for
Instance, the statue or General Jack
son by Clark Mills, which has the
distinction or being the first eques
trian statue erected in America.
Mills had never seen an' equestrian
statue and had never receUed train
ing In art The wonder Is that It is
so good rather than that it is no bet
ter, in spite of the fact that it has
been called 'The Great Congressional
Joke,' and 'Rocking Horse Jackson.'"
Doctor Pickard traced the history
of American sculpture from the be
ginning, through the various repre
sentative men. showing pictures of
their best works.
M. U. Student Claims Wanderer
Threatened With Arrest
A dog, vfery much of the tramp
type, trotted into the reception room
of the Y. M. C. A. sometime ago.
The boys, especially Reld Boulton,
football player, became attached to
the dog. In fact Boulton became so
fond or the "wanderer" that he took
him ror a stroll along Broadway and
incidentally to buy him a collar.
Then there came two reminine
voices rrom the rear: "Look, here,
Mister, where'd you get that dog?"
Boulton raeekliy replied: "Guess
he's much mine as anybody's ladies,
he's been down to the Y. M. C. A.
about six weeks."
"ir you'll see the landlady at the
Central Hotel, you might buy him.
Good Night"
Boulton went back home. So did
the dog to his own home. The Cen
tral Hotel landlady went to E. C. An
derson, prosecuting attorney, and
said. "Arrest this man Boulton; he
tried to steal my dog."
But the police got the wrong ad
dress and in the meantime matters
were adjusted over the telephone.
Consumptive Once Thought About to
Die Now Sells Red Cross Seals.
For six months he had lain in bed,
struggling against tuberculosis. Phy
sicians had given him up. The, out
door treatment made possible by the
Anti-Tuberculosis Society or Colum
bia was tried as a last resort
Today he was on the streets or Col
umbia, selling Red Cross Seals. He
was barely able to walk, but he asked
for a hundred seals to sell. He is
selling his second hundred now. "I
was saved by the society," he said,
"and I want to help."
This story was told by Mrs. Walter
McNab Miller, who has charge of the
sales or the Red Cross seals in Col
umbia. One fraternity and one sorority
have bought seals, according to Mrs.
Miller. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity
bought for hundred and the Kappa
Kappa Gamam sorority, three hun
Columbia High School Team Selects
n Leader.
Derwood Schooler, quarterback on
the Columbia High School rootball
team ror this year, was elected cap
tain of the team for next year. Mr.
Schooler, who is a junior in the high
school, has played two years on the
team, and Is considered one of the
best high school quarterbacks in Cen
tral Missouri.
Freshman Farmers to Meet Thursday.
The rreshmen in the Collpge or Ag
riculture will meet at 7:15 o'clock
Thursday night in Room 200 of the
Agricultural Building to elect officers.
The honor system will also be discussed.
Residence on Paris Road De
stroyed in Midnight Fire
Origin Unknown.
Music Pnctice Had Kept
Family Up Late, So No
One Was Endangered.
The home or C. B. Sebastian on
Paris road burned about midnight
last night The fire department re
ceived the alarm shortly after 12
o'clock and in about ten minutes the
firemen were on the scene. But even
before the alarm had been turned in
the house was burning rapidly. Fire
Chier Newman devoted his efforts to
keeping the fire .from spreading to
neighboring buildings. The residence
was destroyed nothing being saved
except a few articles or furniture.
Ten thousand dollars is the estimat
ed loss.
Just how the fire started is not
known. Mr. Sebastian says that he
can offer no theory as to its origin.
"Mrs. J. C. Jones had invited my
wife to sing at the Art Lovers'
Guild meeting,'' said Mr. Sebastian,
"and after supper she spent some
time practicing in the library. After
about an hour she lay down for a
"I was reading when at about 11
o'clock some one ran into the house
shouting that the house was on fire.
I aroused Mrs. Sebastian and when
we got outside the whole house was
ablaze and beyond saving.
"The furnace was in good condition
as far as I know.
"It certainly was fortunate that
my wife had been invited to take
part in that program. If she had not
been practicing we should probably
have retired early and in that case
might have been in grave danger."
The loss is about hair covered by
insurance. Mr. Sebastian has made
no plans as yet ror rebuilding.
Boone County National Bask First In
County Having This Distinction.
A statement recently published by
the Boone County , National Bank
shows that the institution has re
sources that go over the million dol
lar mark. This is the first bank in
Boone County to have this distinc
tion. The Boone County National Bank
was established in 1857. R. B. Price,
Sr., has been connected with the bus
iness ever since that time. It waa
first known as the Banking House or
Prewitt and Price. It was the first
national bank established in Missouri
and the third west of the Mississippi
So Miss Pearle Mitchell Returns to
Her Farm.
.Miss Pearle Mitchell, who has been
visiting the families or Prot J. D.
Lawson and Dean J. C. Jones has re
turned to her farm home near flbche
port today. The cold weather was
what took Miss Michell home, ror it
reminded her that It was the right
time or the year to "kill hogs" and
salt down the coming year's supply
of poik.
Wilson bowlers ahead
Again Win In the Third Contest of
Y. M. C. A. Meet
P. A. Wilson's bowling team is
ahead by ten points in the Y. M. C. A.
meet. The third contest was held
last night The score was: Wilson's
team, 135. Harris' team 109.
M. U. Student to Referee Game.
E. Sebrec Baskett, a student in the
University, left today at noon for Fay
ette to referee a girls' basketball
game to be played there tonight The
game is between Howard-Payne Col
lege and Central College. Mr. Baskett
will return tonight at 12 o'clock.
Prof. Miller Talks at Andrew Co. Fair
M. F. Miller, professor or agronomy
in the University of Missouri, went to
Mexico, Mo., Saturday, to talk before
the Commercial Club. Yesterday and
today he lectured at Whitesvllle, An-,
drew County. A general fair is being
held at that place.
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