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Curtis Hill Thinks This Is
Required With Better
County Judges Plan to Pre
sent Bills to Next Gen
eral Assembly.
"I advocate the voting of bonds for
130,000,000 by the state for good
roads," said Curtis Hill, state highway
engineer, in submitting a synopsis of
proposed road laws to the County
Judges Association last night. "If
we are going to vote money at all for
roads let us have enough to be effec
tive. Bonds for two or three million
dollars will not start the work Of
building good roads."
The bills proposed by Mr. Hill will
tend to centralize road work under
county and state control if adopted.
The creation of a state and county
road department with state aid in
building roads was offered as a neces
sity. "Road making to be successful
must be a state function," said Mr.
Hill. In projecting new roads or re
building old ones a general plan with
reference to the whole state should
be followed. The county is too small
a unit for the construction of ade
quate roads, he thinks.
The offices of county engineer and
county surveyor are to be combined
according to the proposed bills. Mr.
Hill said the present saalries are too
small to get good men for either
place. Fifty per cent of the county
engineers get no more than $600 a
year. In some counties the position
is given to the lowest bidder.
With the two offices combined the
powers of the county court will be
decreased and the engineer made re
sponsible for the proper expenditure
of money in road construction.
Other changes proposed were the
abolition of poll taxes; making the
minimum width of a road forty in
stead of thirty feet and a law requir
ing wide tires on wagons for the pro
tection of roads.
'ot County Roads Only.
The judges differed on the matter
of road bonds but practically all
agreed that township overseers and
roads constructed for a county only
should be done away with.
A legislative committee of nine
members was appointed to attend the
next meeting of the General Assembly
and work for these and other bills
which the association wishes to have
enacted. The committee will draft
the bills and present them to the leg
islature. Each committteeman pledged
his appearance at the next assembly.
The committeemen are: G. W. Pine,
Marlon County; Judge Perkins,
Greene County; J. H. Winer. Jeffer
son County; D. A. Chestnut, Platte
County; Reuben Rhoades, Knox
County: Richard W. Hickman, Saline
County: J- M. McKnolIy, Henry
County; William Hirsch, Cape Girar
deau County, and J. H. Schoop, Adair
The committee was instructed to
take up with the legislature the mat
ter of a state inspector of county of
ficials, whose duty would be to audit
all county books. It was thought this
would also be of value in creating
uniformity in county bookkeeping.
Several other problems that arise In
the office of the county Judge were
discussed and changes suggested
without any definite agreement The
legislative committee will have power
to draft bills for any of these meas
ures. The Interest Rate.
The interest rates which the county
courts get on bank deposits varies
from 2.5 per cent in Knox County to
6.8 per cent in Miller County. The
judges say the banks combine to keep
down the rate, then divide the money
on deposit The rate of interest on
public school funds varies from 5 to
G per cent Most of the judges prefer
not to lend on any property ecept
farm lands.
The associations of county clerks
and county highway engineers and
the Missouri Good Roads Association
as well as all other organizations
working for good roads in the state
will be asked to join the county
judges In their work.
In the afternoon. Dr. C. A. Ellwood
of the University talked to the judges
on county jails and county homes.
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller told them
Twenty Degrees or Lower Is Predic
tion of U. S. Weather Bureau.
"Fair tonight, and Thursday; colder
tonight; temperature 20 degrees or
lower," says the forecast of the United
States Weather Bureau today. The
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Mme. Johanna Gadski, grand opera
soprano, in University Auditorium.
8:15 p. m.
of the anti-tuberculosis work being
done in the state and what Columbia
Is doing. Prof. D. H. Doane spoke on
farm advisers for Missouri counties.
Judge G. W. Pine of Marion County
was elected president of the associa
tion. Judge Carter of Audrain County,
vice-president, Curtis Hill of Colum
bia, secretary, and Judge W. T. John
son of Boone County, treasurer. The
next meeting will be at Boonville.
Prof. Doane Shows How Counties Are
Aided by Their Work.
Prof. D. H. Doane 'of the College of
Agriculture told the county judges
yesterday about the work of the farm
advisers in Cape Girardeau and Pettis
Counties. These are the only coun
ties in the state that have farm ad
visers. C. M. Williams, the adviser of
Cape Girardeau County, saved the
county more than $9,000 by prevent
ing the spread of hog cholera which
broke out in the county shortly after
he began work there. The advisers
are consulted on all matters pertain
ing to the farm.
Any county may have a farm ad
viser by paying three-fourths of his
salary. The College of Agriculture
of the University will pay the re
mainder. Arrangement is now being
made whereby the national govern
ment will pay one-fourth of the ad
viser's salary leaving the county to
pay half of it At present the College
of Agriculture does not have enough
money to meet its obligation should
several counties ask for advisers.
County Farms Should Hare Salaried
Superintendents, Says Dr. Ellwood.
The employment of salaried super
intendents for almshouses was offered
by Dr. C. A. Ellwood at the meeting
of the County Judges yesterday as
the most needed change in caring for
the poor. Little land is needed, for
the inmates who are mostly aged and
infirm are no longer normal .people.
The county almshouse should be
made a home and built on the cottage
plan rather than the hotel plan.
"With a large farm the superinten
dent becomes more interested in pigs
and potatoes than in the people he
is caring for," Professor Eilwooa
said. "The superintendent is usually
a farmer who has failed in business
for himself. He is given charge of the
county poor farm because he under
bids everybody else. He must then
make money by skimping the in
mates." Professor Ellwood also outlined the
plans that should be followed in con
structing new jails. He advocates
isolation of prisoners when in jail.
The length of time in jail is not such
that it endangers the disposition of
the Inmates to have them completely
segregated. This segregation Is nec
essary because all classes of people
from' witnesses to murderers get into
the jail.
Aid Red Cross Work After Hearing
of-TnbercnolsIs Conditions Here.
Each member of the Missouri Coun
ty Judges Association bought a hun
dred Red Cross seals to show his
support of the anti-tuberculosis work
of the state, which Mrs. Walter Mc
Xab Miller explained yesterday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Miller urged the estab
lishment of a tuberculosis hospital in
every county. She said the patients
cannot be cared for in any other way
and that the hospitals can be erected
at a small cost. t
"Perhaps you think you have no tu
berculosis problem," shej,sald. "but
tbere were 5,300 deaths from that di
sease in Missouri last ?year. We
thought there were only ft few cases
in Columbia before investigation was
made. But we found the number of
cases is surprisingly large and that
there is a high death rate from the
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Fifty Men and Thirty Wom
en not in School Are
Taking the Work.
Parents Will Hear Series of
Lectures on Health and
Hygiene Soon.
Fifty men and thirty women have
been organized into classes by the
School Extension Society of Colum
bia, according to Prof. Manley O.
Hudson, chairman of the executive
board of the society. Gymnasium
classes have been organized at the
high school, classes for young women
at Christian College, and classes in
embroidery and sewing at the Home
Economics Building of the University.
These classes are for young men and
women who are not otherwise in
The executive board yesterday de
cided to have an entertainment dur
ing the holidays- for the benefit of the
School -Extension work. The program
will be furnished by University stu
dents who remain in Columbia.
Shortly after the holidays a chorus-
will be organized by Prof. H. B.
Stearns, instructor in music at Chris
tlon College. Likewise a series of
lectures to parents will be begun In
January. These lectures will be
along the lines of health and hygiene.
So far the School Extension Soci
ety has not as many members as it
had last year, but has more than It;
had at this time in 1911.
W. L. Carver Looks Forward to Only
Fonr Hours Work a Day.
A Socialist's vision into the future
sees a time when every able-bodied
man will work four or five hours a
day, have an opportunity to educate
himself and his family, and live a
life of ease and comfort, according to
William L. Garver, a lecturer for the
Socialist Lyceum Bureau, who talked
on 'Socialism" at the court house
last night
"The high cost of living is world
wide", he said. "It is not due to the
high tariff, or to the over-production
of gold as maintained by certain col
lege professors and other theorists,
that the people are leaving the farm
for the city," that the consumers out
number the producers, but to the
"trustification" of our Industries and
the exploitation of the masses.
"The competitive and the regula
tive theories both are wrong. Social
ism is the only alternative to restore
social and industrial justice."
He pointed out the great increase
in the Socialist vote from 425,000 in
1908 to 900,000 in 1912.
Wanderer Prefers to Board at Clnb
and Stay at Y. M. C. A.
"And the dog came back." The one
that almost caused the arrest of a
University student yesterday evident
ly does not like to remain at home
since his short stay at the Y. M. C.
A. Building. He was back among the
students this morning. Apparently,
too, he likes the board at the Univer
sity Dining Club.
At breakfast this morning the dog
was at the club. Some students, evi
dently fearing arrest on account of
the visitor, sought to give him a hint
to go home. They tied a tin can to
his tail. Much commotion was caus
ed as the dog ran about the dining
hall with the "big noise" attached to
him. Still he likes student society,
at the Y. M. C. A. Building.
Young People's Union Will Entertain
Last Time Before Christmas.
A social will be given by the Young
People's Union of the Columbia
churches Friday night at the Y. M.
C. A. Building. It is for all the
young persons who attend any of the
Protestant churches here, whether
they belong to any of the societies.
The committee in charge of the enter
tainment is planning to make all
present have a good time.
Commercial Clnb Lnncheon Tomorrow
The Commercial Club will hold it
weekly luncheon at the Virginia Grill
at noon tomorrow. No program has
been arranged.
Albert Matthews, Jr., a Soph
omore, Slightly Injured
When Machine Hits Curb.
'Blow-Out" Causes Rider to
Lose Control of
Thrown 20 feet from a motocycle
going about 25 miles an hour yester
day afternoon, Albert Matthews, Jr.,
a sophomore In the College of Agri
culture, received only slight injuries.
His ankle was sprained.
The front wheel of the machine was
badly bent and a large piece of grani
toid was chipped from the curbing
where the motocycle struck it Mat
thewB says the machine had a "blow
out" about two blocks north of Broad
way on Price avenue, which caused
the machine to sway and at the same
time causing the throttle to stick.
When he reached Broadway he saw
an automobile coming one way and a
wagon the other. He couldn't turn
the wheel either way' and couldn't
stop the engine.
"I wasn't going more than 25 miles
an hour, If that" said Matthews. "My
engine got out of fix and I couldn't
do anything with the throttle. Just
before I hit the curbing, I started
to Jump. I guess that is the rea
son I was thrown so far."
Eleren Young Women Give Program
In College Auditorium.
The school of music recital by stu
dents was given in the Christian Col
lege auditorium Monday night. Those
taking part In the program were
Misses Marguerite Binkly, Irene
Cook, Marian Robinson, John Davis,
Lillian Dunn, Mispah Ping, Lelle
Walker, Lola Rowland, Rosa Belle
Campbell, Elizabeth Reid and Louise
Miller; Mr. Julian Miller, and Milton
H. Tucker.
The accompanists were Misses
Frances Fallis, Emile Gehring, Lola
Rowland, and Ruth Shank. The
"Jewel Song" from Gounod's "Faust"
was well sung by Miss Elizabeth
Says Wife Has High Temper and Mis
treats Him.
John William Kistler, a Columbia
baker, has brought suit against his
wife for divorce.
Mr. Kistler charges her as having a
high temper and mistreating him. He
has two children by his former wife.
Prima Donna Will Be En
tertained Here by Mrs.
W. H. Willis.
Mme. Johanna Gadski arrived in
Columbia at 3:45 o'clock this after
noon from Kansas City. Tonight in
the University Auditorium she will be
heard in some of her best roles. Mme.
Gadski is being entertained during
her stay in Columbia by Mrs. W. H.
Willis at her home, 1314 Broadway.
She will leave either immediately af
ter the concert or early tomorrow
morning unless her friends here can
prevail upon her to remain longer.
The prima donna is considered one
of the best of the sopranos who sing
Wagnerian selections and has an In
ternational reputation. Her daugh
ter is traveling with her.
Public School Census for Last Month
The total enrollment, excluding ne
groes. In the grades of the public
schools of Columbia the last month
was 1018. The number in the high
school 361. The percentage of at
tendance in the grades was 93 while
in the high school the percentage was
The Columbia nubile schools will
dismiss for the Christmas holidays De
cember 20 and school will be resumed
again on December 30. A holiday
will also be given New Year's day.
At the meeting of the School Board
last night the usual accounts were al
lowed for teachers and janitors.
Deceased Was the Grandmother of
Mrs. E. H. Ragg.
Mrs. Cora Keys, 78 years old, died
at 1:30 o'clock today at the home of
ber granddaughter, Mrs. E. H. Rugg.
315 North Eighth street She had been
ill one week with a severe cold. Mrs.
Keys came here a month ago from
Clinton, Mo., to live with Mr. and Mrs.
Rugg. Mr. Rugg is employed by the
Statesman Publishing Company.
The body will be taken to Henry
County tomorrow for burial. The fu
neraly will be held at Bear Creek
A son. D. E. Keys, lives at Mullan,
Circuit Clerk Appoints Appraisers for
Grocery Stock.
J. L. Mountjoy, the grocer, made an
assignment today to the Boone County
Trust Company. J. E. Boggs. circuit
clerk of Boone County, appointed L.
B. Stevinson and W. B. Nowell, Jr.
appraisers. The assignee filed bond
with S. C. Hunt and Alex Bradford
Jr. as security.
Columbia Society and
Churches to Hold Union
Meeting in Auditorium. .
Next Sunday will be observed as
Peace Sunday all over the United
States. Six of the churches of Col
umbla will omit their Sunday evening
services and will "Join with the Col
umbia Peace Society in a public meet
ing to be held at the University Audi
torium, at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Prof. J. W. Hudson, of the University
of Missouri, will deliver an address
on "The Ethics of War". Professor
Hudson's interest in the peace move
ment extends back a number of years.
Shortly arte the Spanish-American
war, he delivered a number- of
speeches in California on the politi
cal issue of imperialism. At that
time he made a thorough study of the
ethical and psychological basis for in
ternational war and has since deliv
ered many addresses on the subject
In addition to the address by Pro
fessor Hudson, the program will con
sist of music by the University Cadet
In numerous towns in the state the
churches will unite in a general meet
ing such as that which Is to be held
in Columbia. Saturday the Socialists
will meet at the courthouse here to
protest against the military tenden
Last Year 139 Yolomaes Were Ob
tained from Oat of Town.
The University of Missouri borrows
many books from other universities
and libraries. Most of them come
from the surgeon general's office at
Washington. Of the books coming
from other universities the greatest
number are sent from the University
of Chicago. A few days ago the li
brarian of the University of Chicago
told a Missouri student that he sent
more books to the University of Mis
souri than to any other place except
the University of Illinois.
The library here is a member of the
Inter-Llbrary Loan Association. The
membership of this association in
cludes the larger university and pub
lic libraries of the Middle West
Books from any of these libraries
may be obtained by students of the
University through H. O. Severance,
During 1909 the University bor
rowed 130 volumes. During 1910 the
number was 133. Or these the sur
geon general's office furnished forty
and the University of Chicago sent
twenty-two. In 1911 there were 139
books sent here from the other libra
ries. Chicago furnished forty-one of
them and thirty came from the sur
geon general's office.
Receives French Publication.
A codv of this year's "Annales" of
the Academy of Macon (France) has
been received by H. O. Severance.
University librarian. This school has
just been added to the exchange list
for the University publications.
Engineers Choose Editors.
S. J. Callahan and W. A. Lauber
were chosen associate editors of the
Shamrock at a meeting of the junior
engineers last night in the Engineer
ing Building. S. A. M. Hardaway Is
editor-in-chief of the Shamrock.
Women Students Will Dis
cuss Conduct Regulations
at Assembly Hour.
Present Style of Dancing May
Also Be Considered at
The University girls are in doubt
about some of the rules governing
their conduct Now there is that rule
about callers leaving at 10:30 o'clock
and one about strolling after dark.
Should they be observed, changed or
eliminated? Then the new style of
dancing maybe that should be con
sidered. The Women's Council has called a
mass meeting of University women to
look into the matter. The meeting
will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing in the University Auditorium.
Among the rules to be considered are
I. Gentlemen callers must leave at
II. Girls leaving their house to be '
gone later than 10:30 must report to
the head of the house.
III. House doors must be locked
at 10:30. Those Intending to be out
after that time must get a key.
IV. Girls shall not have more than
four evening engagements a week, In
cluding calling engagements.
V. There shall be no driving with
men after dark; there shall be no
strolling after dark except in fre
quented places.
VI. There shall be no parties or
picnics of men and women unless
properly chaperoned.
VII. All callers are to be recelTed
in rooms properly warmed and light
ed, provided for that purpose.
VIII. All informal dances must
close at midnight Girls shall attend
nojnformal dances except on Friday
or Saturday evenings or the evening
before a holiday.
IX. All formal dances must close
at 1:30 a. m. Girls shall attend no
formal dances which have not been
recognized as such by the adviser of
The "honor system" is one of the
live questions before the University
women at present and in this con
nection. tEe Women's Council has
asked all University women to report
all cases of cheaUng In University
work by women. .
It is probable that there will also
be a consideration of the much dis
cussed present style of dancing, al
though this is not announced on the
list of matters to be considered.
Will Appear la Circuit CohH to An
swer Charge of M. U. Student
The preliminary hearing of J. W.
Brown, charged with carrying con
cealed weapons, was waived in jus
tice's court this morning. Brown was
placed under bond of $750 to appear
in the Circuit Court January 6. W.
W. Garth, Jr., went his bond.
Brown was arrested Sunday on' af
fidavit of A. L. Jonas, a student in the
University, after a fight at a boarding
house at 211 South Seventh street, as
a result of which Jonas went out of
a window and Christian Finkbeiner
went to the hospital with a bruised
head. Brown was arrested on the
charge of having drawn a revolver.
L. E. Scott, J. P. Smith. Finkbeiner
and Jonas appeared as witnesses In
court this morning. They each gave
bond of $100 to appear as witnesses in
the Circuit Court In January.
W. M. Dinwiddle defendent Brown
In court Prosecuting Attorney E. C.
Anderson wanted the bond placed at
$1,000. This, Dinwiddle argued, was
too much. Anderson said that a pen
alty of two years In the penitentiary
might be Inflicted for carrying con
cealed weapons, and he thought $1,000
was not too much. A ripple of laugh
ter went over the crowded court room
when Justice Stockton said be would
split the different and place the bond
at $750.
First Year Medics Elect
Everette E. Butler has been elected
president of the first year medics.
The other officers elected are: vice
president, Chester A. Stewart, secretary-treasurer,
Arthur Landon.
.Kappas at Home Friday.
The Kappa Kappa Gammas will be
at home Friday afternoon from 4 to
6 o'clock.
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