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Rev. C. T. Adams Explains
Cause of Bad Conditions
in Rural Churches.
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C. M. Barnes oays tne Held
Could Be Increased to
3,000,000 Bales.
That the country churches of Ameri
ca hae been sacrificing themselves
and bae declined because of providing
ministers and Christian workers for
the city is the opinion of Rev. C. T.
Adams, who addressed the visiting
farmers at the University Auditorium
last night. His subject was "The Ru
ral Church Problem in America." He
showed that 85 per cent of the men
in the clergy who have accomplished
much were reared in trie rural districts
offering the last issue of "Who's Who
IV America" as his authority.
.Ir. Adams said that the situation
among the country churches in Amer
ica today was appalling. That, of the
rural districts which he had investi
gated, 9 per cent of the population
was in no way connected with the
churches. In 223 churches which he
examined in person 34 per cent had
shown a slight growth, 20 per cent
were at a standstill, 25 per cent were
djlng and 21 per cent of the church
buildings had fallen into disuse. Of
370 families living in the rural dis
tricts of Missouri whose expenditures
were estimated, the average amount
each family spent on the church was
$3 a year, the rest of their expenses
being $791.
The causes of the steady decline of
fcjf country church, according to Mr.
Sams, arc that most of the ministers
who prcacli in country churches do not
hate a parsonage In the town where
the church is located; that in many
cases the pulpit is filled but once a
month and then the pastor travels
many miles to the place and is not
seen again by his congregation until a
month later. He also pointed out that
the country church is used by many
young ministers only as an experi
ment station. Again, the place of a
country minister is discouraging, as
he is constantly losing the better work
ers among the laymen afe they go to
the cities.
DeBomjHatloaallsm a Drawback.
He showed that denominationalism
and church preferences have been one
of the greatest drawbacks in the
growth of the church, not only in the
country but everywhere. However, it
Is his opinion that the churches in the
country are more seriously affected,
Ince they do not have the large
Bytfer of people to draw from that
tfoechurches In urban communities
have. The placing of the church bets-re
Christ, or what Mr. Adams called
substituting "Churchlanlty" for Chris
tianity, was one of the factors which
greatly retard the growth of the coun
try church. It is his belief that this
gradually passing away and that
this phase of the country church prob
lem does not require so much atten
tion. Looking at the problem from an opti
mistic standpoint and offering reme
dies for it, Mr. Adams said: "The
idea that religion must be accom
panied by formality and extreme dig
nity is wrong. The true conception of
religion Is that It is a joy-bringing.
brightening, friendly and sympathetic
lie gave an Illustration of the old
fashioned Idea of 'the proper conduct
of a minister. '"While at a picnic he
ran, jumped and played baseball with
inger people present and he
iticlsed as lacking spirituality
dignity. Ho further condemned
, an attitude by saying that it was
this idea which was keeping many
young people from atendlng social and
ottier affairs conducted by the church
es. '
The establishment of parsonages In
the small town or the minister be
coming a farmer himself were reme
dies offered by Mr. Adams for keep
ing the country church open and keep
ing up the interest In it Many of the
ministers who have taken up Chris
tian work In rural districts in earnest
are farmers and this feeling of friend
liness and sympatheUc Interest which
exists between neighbors does much to
ward causing the pews to be filled on
Sunday morning.
Allowing the young men in the coun
try SV holiday a week when they
couldive some kind of playful re
creaUon was another reform which
Weather Maa Says Cooler Weather
Will Fellow Tomorrow.
The forecast of the United States
Weather bureau today is: Unsettled
weather with rain tonight or Thurs
day; cooler Thursday afternoon.
The temperatures today:
7a.m "....43 11 ajn 51
8 a.m 45 12 noon 51
9a.m 46 1 p.m 50
10 a.m. 46 2 p.m 56
was urged. Mr. Adams said that the
present-day farm life was Just as hard
as it was fifty years ago, as the farm
er only used the improvements to work
more land or start more crops. For
a young person many rural districts
were exceedingly dull places and as an
Inducement for the younger people to
stay In the country he suggested more
time for recreation and the organiza
tion of social clubs and meeting places
Says Preacher Should be Farmer.
The Rev. Clarence E. Hatfield made
a short talk on "The Rural Church
Problem in Missouri." He compliment
ed the University on the establish
ment of the short course in agriculture
and expressed the appreciation of the
churches of the state for the advan
tages of allowing the young men and
women from the rural districts to
attend the University. He said that
Jhe seminaries of the different church
es refused to admit them without cer
tain scholastic qualifications.
Mr. Hatfield pointed out the advan
tages of a county minister in having
some knowledge of agriculture. He
could 1n this way give valuable Infor
mation to his neighbors and through
this manner of aid and friendship he
could create an interest in his church
and increase its membership. He al
so denounced the attitude of the young
er ministry in wishing to avoid the
commonplace things in life. He stated
that much of the real service was in
the less attractive fields and that many
phases of the Christian work was go
ing neglected.
Wants Country Banks.
Mr. Hatfield also appealed to the
farmers to establish city institutions In
the country and nor. to carry their
money to the city banks or transact
their business with city firms whose
interests were not with them.
C. M. Barnes in a talk on the cotton
raising industry in Missouri told the
farmers' that it was possible by correct
and scientific farming to raise as much
as 3,000,000 bales of cotton in the
state, wherein only 100,000 bales were
raised last year and the production
was confined to Southeast Missouri.
He also advocated the establishment
of cotton manufactories. He said that
at present England uses 60 per cent of
our cotton crop and that the finished
articles were then returned to Amer
ica and sold in the exact places
where it was raised.
Prof. M. F. Miller of the agronomy
department of the College of Agricul
ture ended the evening program with
an illustrated lecture of the farming
methods in several countries in Eu
rope. Some of the products and the
method of raising them caused amuse
ment from the farmers.
Two speakers who were on the
program for the evening were unable
to be present, Mrs. Genevieve Clark
and A. B. Graham. Mrs. Clark is sUll
In Panama and Mr. Graham Is ill at
his home in ,Obio.
Many of the VlsiUag Farmers Iaspect
The young farmers of Missouri are
interested in athletics. Prof. C. L.
Brewer says that many of the visiting
farmers have been to the gymnasium
and have shown considerable Interest
in the class exercises and contests.
"It is especially noUcable," says Prof
essor Brewer, "that so many of the
young farmers are visiting us 'while
here." '
Exhibit for Faraters' Week Has Maay
Varieties Growa la State.
Six hundred varieties of apples
arc shown at the apple exhibit in
the Horticultural Building. There is
everything from the old Bellflower
to the Delicious, the latest thing In
the way of a successful commercial
The exhibit from Marionville con
tains the best Ben Davis apples in
the state, it is said. Marionville Is in
the heart of the apple country of the
Ozarks. John L. Bland, in charge' of
the exhibit is an orchardist from
Lebanon, in the same district The
experiment station at Mt Grove has
obtained ISO new varieties by cross
ing the Ben Davis with the Jonathan,
hoping for the prolific qualities of
the first and the flavor of the second.
There are 500 varieties of these ap-
pleB on the south table. 'Every ap
ple on the center table was a prize
winner at the Sedalia fair.,
All apples on display were grown
In Missourn except a few boxes from
Wenatchee Valley, Wash., and some
monstrous apples of wax of the Wolf
River variety.
P. P. Lewis Says Talk of Fanners at
Hone Will Improve Agricaltare.
The talk among farmers attending
the lectures at Farmers' Week will
do more for the advancement of ag
riculture in Missouri than any other
one thing, according to P. P. Lewis,
president of the State Board of Ag
riculture, who has attended Farmers'
Week every year at the University of
"A general interest in crop im
provement and better stock breeding
will arise from the gossip at the
country store," he said. "There will
be a greater desire for information.
University bulletins will be in de
mand and farm papers will find' their
way into the country homes that al
ready do not have them".
Mr. Lewis was for several years
president of the State Dairy Associa
tion. He conducts a certified dairy
at Crescent in St Louis 'County. He
has 100 cows, which produce about
two hundred gallons of milk daily.
J. F. 'fioelofsoa of MarjTille Retains
Office of President
The fourth annual meeting of the
Missouri Drdft Horse Breeders' As
sociation was held 'in the Agricul
tural Building yesterday and today.
F. B. Mumford, dean of the College
of Agriculture, delivered the address
of welcome, followed by an address
by J. F. Roelofson of Maryville, Mo.,
who is the president of the associa
tion. F. L. Crosby of Mexico spoke on
"Clydesdales in Missouri" and S. T.
Simpson of Cdlumbia on "The Value
of a Good Stallion." Other subjects
discussed at the meeting were:
"Draft Mules for Mule Production"
by Col. It F. Harriman of Bunccton;
"Missouri Draft Horse Progress" by
Harry Graham "of Chillieothe, and
"SomeFactors in the Production of
Pure Bred Draft Horses" by W. L.
Houser of Mondin, Wis. Mr. Houser
Is the man who raised Princess For
tune, at one time the world's cham
pion Clydesdale mare.
J. F. Roelofson of Maryville was
re-elected president, Dr. S. D. Henry
of Excelsior Springs was made vice
president and Prof. E. A. Trowbridge
was re-elected as secretary-treasurer.
Caeteria Issaed "Membership Cards"
to Regular Patroas.
Monday night the Cafeteria Issued
membership cards to its customers as
precaution against overcrowding by
the numerous visitors who will be in
the city during the next fevr days.
The cards read:
"This week Farmers' Week a
great many visitors will want to come
to the Cafeteria. It Is obvious to our
regular patrons that we are serving
about all the people we can serve
well. So we ask you to cooperate in
keeping the Cafeteria for our regular
Cafeteria patrons. This card will ad
mit you to the Cafeteria. Nobody will
be admitted without one. Please do
not bring out-of-town visitors with you
this week. We cannot serve them.
Remember this Is your membership
card. Bring it with you." .
X. P. Jaeohsoa Tells of Orgaaixatiea la
Ozark Region.
"How can the farmer make money
to enjoy the privileges of" life:" N.
P. Jacobson, secretary of the Ozark
Dairy Association, says that small
farmers need to cooperate. The large
farmer may be master of his market
and production.
Seven farmers did not want to mar
ket their cream locally for trade, and
organized to ship for cash. As a re
sult the Ozark Dairy Association was
formed four years ago. It Includes a
dozen towns and has 720 members.
Last year rather than contract ,400,000
pounds of butterfat at 3. cents below
Elgin prices the association built a
110,000 creamery at Willow Springs.
When supplies were high and scarce
these farmers incorporated, built a
store at Diggins, and now sell feed,
seed, fertilizer and machinery at low
"It is not so much what you make
but it is the balance at the end of the
year that counts," said Mr. Jacobson.
Mr. Jacobson says that thousands
(Continued on page four.)
Total Registration Early To
day Had Reached 650
Still Arriving.
Kansas and Illinois Send
Most of Visitors From
out of State.
Better Side of Farming, W. L
Swine Plague, Dr. W. B. Niles.
Study of Agriculture, R. M.
Farmers' Week has attracted two
visitors from long distances. J. E.
Peeler came from Lake Worth, Fla.,
and Albert Hook from Baraboo, Wis.
The majority of the out-of-state vis
itors registered today are from Kan
sas and Illinois.
The total registration early today
had reached 650.
One hundred and thirty-seven vis
itors registered this morning. The
following visitors have registered
from out of the state: J. E. Ppeler,
Lake Worth, Fla.; F. M. Gregory,
Peoria County, 111.; W. H. Schlosser,
Hudson, 111.; C. B. Hammer, Decatur,
111.; Ralph H. Searle, Topeka, Kan.;
Albert Hook, Baraboo, Wis.; Miss
Laura C. Holmes, Roscdale, Kan.,
and Miss Ida M.Fischer, Shenan
doah, Iowa.
Healthiest Infant Will Be Se
lected Here Friday
Twenty-five fond mothers (fathers.
too, perhaps) have entered their
babies in the health contest of the
Home Makers' Conference. In addi
tion there may be one from outside
of Columbia. This is a baby from
Sedalia. The committee on entries
is well plased with the large number
Mrs. C. W. Greene began the phys
ical examination of the babies this
morning. She will note the age of
each contestant; whether it is
blonde, brunette or medium; if arti
ficially fed, what it gets and whether
fed regularly; whether the child
sleeps in an open and weir ventilated
room; and something about its size
and vigor at birth.
Mrs. Greene expects to n complete
this examinaUon of the children by
Friday. At 4 o'clock Friday the ba-
bis will be taken to the Gordon Hotel
Building where Dr. J. W. Calvert will
examine each.
The babies will also be on exhibi
Kansas Coach Asks Professor Brewer
Aboat Place.
Leonard Frank, assistant football
coach at Kansas has applied for the
vacancy In Missouri's coaching staff.
In a Itmg-distance telephone talk
with Coach Brewer, Mr. Frank in
quired about the place and suggesed
that he might come to Columbia to
arrange the terms.
Professor Brewer said today that
the negotiations with Coach Frank
were no different than those with
fifty other men.
Vlsitiag Stoekmea Here Are of Ua-
asaal Height
C. M. Robinson of Madison who is
6 feet 10 Inches tall and R. A. Shaver,
6 feet 7 inches tall, met in the Agri
cultural Building this morning.
What did these giantsdo? Each,
proud of his ability to look over the
heads of ordinary pople could do
nothing but gaze at his rival in
height Both are stockmen and are
ranked in their home counUes as
leaders In progress as well as size.
Writers' Clnb Meets Toaight
The Writers' Club will meet at 7
o'clock tonight In Room 24, Academic
Hall. At this meeUng the- editorial
board and business manager are to I
be elected.
bla Maa Heads Jadlckury Coat-
mittee of the Lower Hoase.
James H. Hull, speaker of the
house of the General Assembly, has
appointed Frank G. Harris of Colum
bia as chairman of the Judiciary
Committee of the house. O. H. Swear
lngen of Kansas City, a graduate of
the University, was made chairman
of the Committee on Appropriations.
The other chairmen for the house
committees which were appointed are
as follows: Criminal Jurisprudence,
Joshua Barbee, Saline County; Mu
nicipal Corporations, T. J. Roney,
Jasper County; Railroads and Inter
nal Improvement, J. P. Boyd, Mon
roe County; Private Corporations, W.
H. Phelps, Jasper County; Agricul
ture, Floyd S. Tuggle, Daviess Coun
ty; Insurance, William Hicks, Jack
son County; Banks and Banking,
Walter Brownlee, Linn County;
Ways and Means, Wilie Huston, who
is the father of Grover Huston, a
student in the University.
1 m
Murder Case to Be Tried in
Boone County Court
March 10.
Henry Lee Moore, against whom
there are two charges of murder in
the first degree, will be tried Mon
day, March 10. The case was set
for trial this morning. The case will
be tried in the adjourned session of
Circuit Court When the case was
set this morning the sheriff was or
dered to summon eighty jurors, to
appear March 10. The jurors are to
be summoned from outside of the city
of Columbia and the immediate vi
cinity. " '
Proceedings were delayed this
morning in Circuit Court for a while,
in order to await the coming of wit
nesses in a case.
Elijah Williams, a negro convicted
of forgery, was sentenced to five
years in the penitentiary.
First Conference Held Formed Per
manent Organization.
The Rural Life Conference held its
first meeting yesterday afternoon and
formed a permanent organization.
The Conference will meet each year
during Farmers' Week. The rural
church was discussed at length.
W. L. Nelson, chairman of the con
ference, explained the aim of the or
ganization. It is to help the farmer
to make rural life more of a home
life. The organization will support
and promote movements for good
roads, good homes and schools, and
will try to revive the rural church.
Clair S. Adams of Decatur, III.,
spoke on The Church and the Farmer.
Clarence Hatfield of Hoberg, Mo., and
A. W. Taylor of Columbia also spoke
at the meeUng. About 150 persons at
tended the meeUng.
W. L. Hoaser of Wiseoasia Will Ad
dress Stadeats Tomorrow.
The campaign manager of LaFol
lette. W. L. Houser of Wisconsin, a
former subsUtute professor of dairy
husbandry at the University of Mis
souri and the first dairy commissioner
of this state; Prof. R. M. Washburn
of the University of Minnesota, H. J.
Waters, president of the Kansas State
Agricultural College, if he can get
away long enough from the ham Judg
ing contest will be the speakers at
assembly next Thursday morning.
The University Cadet Band played ut
assembly yesterday.
Coafereaee Basketball Gaaie
Here This Week.
The Tiger basketball players are
being "primed" for their first con
ference games this season. The
Ames players will be here tomorrow
for two games tomorrow and Friday
nights. Missouri's basketball record
with Ames Is much better than its
football record. Last year and the
year before the Tigers "broke even"
with the Ames team.
Phelps Ceaaty Dry by SSI Votes.
Rolla and Phelps County, in which
is situated the School of Mines,
voted dry Saturday by 1464 to 1113,
a dry majority of 351. Four years
ago the wets won by 359.
Sophomore Jeanalists to Meet
The sophomore journalists will meet
in room 100, SwiUIer Hall at 4 o'clock
Friday afternoon. Dean Walter Wil-
Jllams will speak.
HEN WORTH $1,000
Mrs. R. L. Alford of Van-
dalia Puts Big Price on
"Lady Show All."
Home-makers' Conference
Hears Story of the
Poultry Venture.
A single ben worth $1,000 is owned
by one of the women visiting here for
Farmers' Week. Mrs. R. L. Alford of
Vandalla, Mo., puts this value on a
Buff Orpington which she hatched
fom an egg three years ago. She has
been offered $750 for the hen, "Lady
Show All," but does not want to sell.
Lady Show All defeated the entries
of the firm which originated Buff
Orpingtons last Thanksgiving week iu.
St Louis. Mrs. Alford Is the origin
ator of the Billiken strain and has
become quite widely known through
It She says she has no Idea how
much her poultry farm is worth, 'but
she put several thousand dollars In it
in the beginning. At first her returns
did not meet the costs, Dut now she
is beginning to make back all that
was expended originally. At this
morning's session of the Missouri
Home-Makers' Conference, she told
the other visiting farmers' wives and
women farmers about her success and
her methods.
Mrs. Alford says she has obtained
practically all her knowledge through
reading and experience. -She herself
has never sought aid from the Col
lege of Agriculture on poultry, but
believes that It and the experiment
station are doing a great work.
At the meeting of the conference
Whittier of the University of Missouri
gave a talk on "How the University
and Other Agencies Can Help Women."
.Mrs. C. W. Greene told of. the organiza
tion of the Federated Home Econo
mlca Clubs. Mrs. John Pickard spoke
on music and pictures for children.
She had a Victrola at the meeting on
which pieces were played to illustrate
her lecture.
Mrs. A. Ross Hill Is to give a tea
at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon to all
women visitors.
Rest of Premiums at Poultry
Show to Be )ecided
One hundred and twenty premiums
were awarded at the Boone County
Poultry Show today. Ribbons were
placed on Barred Plymouth Rocks,
White Plymouth Rocks, Butt Ply
mouth Rocks, Rose Comb Rhode Is
land Reds, Single Comb Rhode Is
land Reds and Black Langshans. Ad
am Thompson, the Judge, expects to
complete his work tomorrow.
The awards today were as follows:
Barred Plymeath Rocks.
Francis Becker, St Charles First
cock, first cockerel, first fourth' and
fifth pullets; first pen; third, fourth
and fifth hens.
J. H. Hanly, MonUcello first ben,
second pullet third cock, fourth and
fifth pens.
John M. Brans, Concordia second
cock, second hen, second pen, third
B. F. Oliver, Walnright second.
third, fourth and fifth cockerels; sec
ond and third pens.
White PlTBMatr Reeks.
J. H. Hanly, MonUcello first cock,
fifth hen.
Mrs. L. A. Wright, Columbia first
hen, first and second cockerels; third
pullet first pen.
S. O. Roberts, Centralia first ec
ond. fourth and fifth pullets; secoad
hen, fourth cockerel, second pen.
L. Emison, Wellington fifth cocke
rel, third pen.
Baff FlyaMBth Reeks.
W. S. Robinson, Fayette first and
second cocks, first and second cocke
rels; first, second, third and fourth
pullets; first pen.
Dr. C. W. Newman, Columbia fourth
cock; first second and third hens;
third, fourth and fifth cockerels; sec
ond pen.
Hendricks Newman, Ashland third
cock, fourth and fifth hens, third pea.
J. H. Hanly, MonUcello fifth cock.
R. C Rhode Islaad Bed.
Mrs. Hugh Baker ColamWa first
cock, first hen.
(Coatlaaed on page 3.)

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