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UnWersltj Mlssonrlaa Association ( Inc.)
J. Harrison Brown, president ; Robert
8. Mann, Secretary ; James G. Mar, Ward
A. Neff, Paul J. Thompson, II. J. McKar,
W. E. Hall. T. 8. Hudson, Iran H.
Office : In Virginia Bide Down Stairs.
Entered at the Postofflce of Columbia, Mo.
as second-class mall matter.
TWO Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mall,
Address all communications to
. Columbia, Missouri
The time for coughs and sore
throats has come. Any sudden change
in the weather always brings them.
They come uninvited but easily find
lodging. As much as many people
dread a bad cold they do nothing to
prevent the illness.
To care for your health while you
have it will cost you little. To care
for it when it is failing will cost
you much. Tell your friends this.
But don't take down with pneumonia
A device has been invented recently
that does away with burning midnight
oil. It is simply a fountain pen with
an electric bulb attached near the
writing end. The pen is especially
adapted to the use of reporters, min
isters, detectives, students and all un
fortunates who are compelled to write
after bed time. With the electric at
tachment one can take notes in the
darkest place. Reporters are said to
fin dthc pen invaluable.
The inventor has found a fi tsub-
stitute for midnight oil. No doubt
the owners of boarding and rooming
houses will welcome the new inven
tion heartily unless, by some misfor
tune, they arc compelled to furnish
their boarders the electric pens.
The question of fire equipment is
always an appropriate one in Colum
bia. Persons realize that the fire de
partment is wofully lacking for a
town of this size. But why not do
something to prevent fires before they
Many, perhaps most, of Columbia's
flres are from preventable causes. Im
proper construction of flues and im
proper wiring certainly should be de
tected before the house has been burn
ed. A fire inspector In Columbia would
not prevent fire entirely, but fie cer
tainly should be able to diminish their
number. If he made Just one fire im
possible that might have taken place
otherwise, bis employment would be
an actual saving of money to the city,
even after his, salary had been paid.
The teaching of domestic science
and manual training in the public
schools is increasing. The teachers
of the subjects are becoming better
trained, more adequate equipment is
being Installed and wiser supervision
is maintained. This progress is ex
cellent for training in these courses is
of vital Importance to boys and girls.
The intended work for every nor
i xnal woman is that of a home-maker.
This means nothing undesirable or
slavish but rather all that is intelli
gent and exalted. Every boy Is ex
pected to be equipped as a self-supporting
producer in the world. Many
men can do this by skilled work with
the hands. So manual training in the
schools fits in with a real need.
Domestic training is particularly im
portant It teaches the girls what ev
ery mother should see as her duty to
give her daughter. But unfortunately
many mothers are too lazy and, what
is a greater calamity, some are them
selves too incompetent to teach any
child. Then there is the improper
home In which the child can expect to
receive nothing good or helpful.
The schools have seen these con
ditions as they exist Instead of wast
ing time in criticising the homes, edu
cational workers have stepped in and
supplied this education. This is one
of the greatest works the public
schools are doing today toward mak
ing the coming generations real men
and women fitted to fill the places gen
uine men and wome are expected to
occupy. The greatest need at present
is to provide for the extension of these
courses to every public school.
Fire is probably the greatest hazard
of the present-day cities. ' It is true
that storms, floods and diseases often
work havoc, but more is written about
fire than any of the other dangers.
This method of destruction is the
most common, and with it goes enor
mous loss of property and often life.
Fire losses have become so large
and numerous that insurance compan
ies are taking unusual care before
they write insurance In the cities.
The National Board of Fire Under
writers maintains an inspection corps
to keep its members informed, as far
as possible, of those cities and sec
tion where the hazards are the great
est This board recommends the build
ing of fire-proof structures, and gives
instructions on the manner of con
ducting fire-proof campaigns. Of the
thirteen cities that have been investi
gated by the corps o fexperts, New
Orleans stands at the head of the
list of cities that "will probably burn
next" Before the visit of the in
spectors to that city the fire loss was
$4.27 per capita. Since the visit the
city has been following the instruc
tions given, and the fire loss has de
creased to $1.18 per capita. Phila
delphia, a city that has been built
up with brick and stone buildings,
stands high in the list of the cities
that are more nearly fire-proof.
One of the tragedies of growing up
is to be deprived of the privilege of
rushing to the woodshed and bringing
out the old sled on such fine morn
ings as these. More than any other
time, the grown-up boys wish to be
joungsters again when they hear the
merry laughter carried to ihem on
crisp breezes from the snow-clad hill.
How their blood tingles; how thoughts
of bygone boyhood days rush into
their minds!
In truth, one of the happiest mo
ments of a boy's life, girl's too, is
when he trudges up the hill to take
his first sled ride of the winter.
Youthful cares arc forgotten. All the
world is full of fun and the boy of
living. Lessons can go and even din
ner is forgotten if the big hill in
Simpin's pasture is "just as slick as
glass." Even the snow-laden fir trees
sigh the pink-chkeeed boy a welcome
to the hill when he gets out the old
sled. The exhilaration of the first
flying trip down the hill and the oc
casional turn over into the snow drift
Is beyond description. It is known
only t othose who have had the rare
fortune to own an old red sled.
What pleasure the youngster gets, out
of his first coast down the old hill!
If there ever was a duo of Joy, it
is an old red sled and a pink-cheeked
The Cradle of the Deep.
John Starbuck, who is a sailor.
Eleanor Channing, a Boston girl, and
a Frenchman escape In a life boat
from their ship which is wrecked in
the Pacific Ocean. The three are
cast upon a deserted island. After
Starbuck slays the Frenchman for
illicit conduct toward the girl, he and
the Lady Friday live a Robinson Cru
soe life with nothing to start with
as Robinson had.
Starbuck Is carried away by a
pirate ship but later escapes by swim
ming to a passing steamer. It is a
boat fitted out for scientific research.
He and the scientists return to the is
land and the girl is still there. The
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get on, board the ship. The book is
by Jacob Fisher. (L. C. Page & Co.,
Boston; frontispiece, 11.25 net)
"Crams" and "Exams."
Editor the MIssourian: Teachers
say "crams" are an unnecessary evil
and "exams" are a necessity. Stu
dents reverse the classification.
Teachers may give lectures on the
evils of "cramming," they may pass
resolutions at faculty meetings, the
student association may condemn this
quick method of quiz-reviewing and
the University papers may shoot their
editorial arrows at the heart of the
practice, but as long as Instructors
continue to give examinations cover
ing a whole semester of -work, stu
dents will continue to J"cram."v For
many it is their only salvation. For
others it would be, if they would be
gin their "cramming" earlier.
R. F.
Echoes of Yesterday,
Ten Years Ago.
Former Governor William J. Stone
was selected by n caucus of Demo
crats in the Missouri Legislature as
their choice for United States sena
Fifteen Years Ago.
The council of the University facul
ty decided to ask the Board of Cura
tors for permission to increase the
scope of the summer school, giving
more courses and allowing work to
ward degrees.
Twenty Years Ago.
W. A. Oldham, president of Chris
tian College, resigned after ten years
of service.
Thirty Years Ago.
Colonel Vincent Marmadnke of Sa
line County introduced a bill in the
State Legislature providing for an ap
propriation of $18,400 for the benefit
of the Agricultural College.
J. II. New land Tells How He Lost
1b Potato-Growing Contest
J. H. Newland of Pettis County,
who Is attending Farmers' Week for
the first time, is confident that he is
a good corn grower, but says his
wife can grow potatoes better."
4,Last summer my wife and I de
cided to see who was the better
grower of sweet potatoes," Mr. New
land said. "We each planted and
cultivated a separate row. To decide
the championship each sent a peck
of potatoes to the State Fair. The
one who got the ribbon was to be
acknowledged the best gardener.
"My display was made up of large
potatoes, but unluckily I put one
small potato in the peck. The sweet
potatoes my wife sent were smaller
than mine, but all: were uniform in
size. The specimens my wife sent
took the blue ribbon; mine took
nothing. And now my wife says she
is a better farmer than I am. I
guess she is, for she has the proof."
Graduate of University Will Marry
Miss Hays Jan. 29, Is St Loals.
Invitations have been Issued for the
marriage of Forrest Donnell of St
Louis and Miss Hilda Hays of that
city. The wedding will take place at
the bride's home Wednesday, Jaunary
Mr. Donnell was graduated from the
University with the A. B. degree in
1904, and from the School of Law in
1907. He is now practicing law in St
Louis, with the firm of Spencer and
Thirty-oae Entries 1b the First Hone
Cared Meat Contest;
There are thirty-one entries in the
home-cured meat contest for the far
mers. The awards will probably be
made tomorrow. A bulletin on hams
and the ham show will be issued and
distributed throughout the state.
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Ylolinlst Has Played Before PabUe
Since a Ssiall Child.
Efrem Zimballst Is one of the few
child geniuses who did not fail to be
come of famous musicians after they
grew up. The history of most chil
dren who have appeared before the
public at so early an age as Zimbalist
did, has been brilliant and'brlef. But
this boy who at 3 years of age was al
ready attracting attention by his prom
ising musical performances, has hard
ly been out of the public eye since..
Zimbalist can no longer be called
a child wonder, though the title was
his for a number of years. He is now
a young man 23 years old. He now
competes with the noted violinists of
the world, In technical ability and
quality of interpretation.
Zimbalist is a Russian, a country
man of MIscha Elman, who has play
ed in Columbia. This is Zlmbalist's
second American tour. He is appear
ing this season with the most promi
nent orchestras, and in concerts
throughout the country. The length
of his concert season has been ex
tended twice by his manager in order
to enable more towns to hear him.
The Zimbalist concert here will be
Thursday evening, In the University
Auditorium. It is one of the series
of musical entertainments which Phi
Mu Alpha has arranged for the season.
The concert will be given at 9
o'clock on account of another meeting
in the Auditorium earlier in the even
Ten Thousand More Last Month Than
Same Time Last Year.
The net amount of taxes turned in
to the Boone County treasury in De
cember, 1912 Is $163,307.88. This is an
increase over December 1911 of ten nr
twelve thousand dollars according to
the county collector, J. R. Jordan.
"This increase," said Mr. Jordan, "is
because of the gradual' increase of the
taxable wealth of the county and the
increase of the rate of taxation. Sev
eral thousand dollars of the increase
is due to the special road tax In the
new Columbia district This is the
first time the county collector has
handled this money."
This is the first year that county
collectors have had to handle the state
capitol tax levied In 1911 by a special
Each Package
Has One
Every Sweetheart
Wants One
When You See
Them Your Eyes
Won't Bektue
SHE said: "Oh, you poor boy! I forgot to
bring you some cigarettes from abroad."
But HE said : "Sweetest of girls, never again.
Don't you know the cigarette center of the world
has moved to this country? Haven't you heard
nobody told you about Zubelda?"
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election for the erection of a new
state'capltol building. ,T .
The taxes collected are apportioned
as follows: State revenue, $13,268.43;
State interest $1,749.21; State capitol,
$1,733.98; county revenue, $35,175.55;
special road and bridge. $21,838.99;
road tax, $16,012.92; school tax $72,
408.35; city taxes, $1,120.45.
The city taxes itemized are taxes
from public corporations only, such
as ' railroads, telegraphs and tele
Desa Shaw Compares the Power of
the Two.
A good horse can give 7,976,000 foot
pounds of work a day while a one
horse power motor can give 47,520,000
foot pounds of work, according to
Dean H. B. Shaw of the School of En
gineering. This is more than six timas
the energy given out by a horse. A
horse, however, can easily double Its
power for a considerable length of
tme and at a difficult passage can
increase It tenfold. The gasoline mo
tor cannot do this. That is the reason
why we put from 20 to 60 horse-power
motors on automobiles. One horse can
easily pull the average motor car.
The motor must have the extra horse
power to make up for the hard pulls
and for speed.
Another reason for the added horse
power is that it requires eight times
as much power to start a car as It
does to keep It in motion at three
miles an hour. The axle offers great
er friction when starting and much
energy is consumed in accelerating the
Boone Coaaty Chicken Also Wins
Poultry Show freralam.
Of all the premium winners at the
Boone County poultry show not one
will be as proud as the old mother
hen at 505 Lyons street which clucks
to eight two-weeks old chicks. This
little family of chickens belongs to
Mrs. C. B. Reld.
The hen was set on twelve eggs. On
the last day of 1912 she came off the
nest with eight peeping chicks. Mrs.
Reid's hen, no doubt, leads all in
Boone County in early hatching.
MIssourian 'phono number is 55.,
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Harry H Heskeit and Llord
Peecher, who have conducted the"
& P. Tailoring Co., for the last
years, have sold out to O. C. Me
lough. Heskett will go into the :
nery business at Hermann, Mo.
Are You?
Mr. Farmer, every
man is either a sign or
a reader of signs, cither
a man who docs or
one who merely fore
casts. The farmer
who reads, studies his
problems is a sign of
progrcssiveness, a fac
tor in the national life.
For the scientific
fanner, we have
made a collection of
books, each with
the indorsement of
a member of the
Faculty of the Col
lege of Agriculture.
You will want to see
co-op. n
Cawh far
WANT phone
ADS 1 S5
A kalf ceat a word a day.
FOR RENT Comfortable room, one- f
half block from University. $10 a Y
month. 25 Alien Place, phone 1123 1
Red. (dlt.l t
TO RENT Several pleasant rooms
steam heat; new house. 714 Mis
souri avenue; phone 546 white. 4t
FOR RENT Large room, $10 per
month. C05 S. 5th. Phone 492
black. d6t
ENJOY your meals. Table board at
Mrs. Wright's S3.50 a week. 602
Conley Ave. 6
MEALS will be served regularly
here after the holidays. Rates $4 per
week; ingle meals 35c; Sunday, 60c
Mr. M. R. Douglas, 1106 Paquin. (9t)
Pemberton Hall will have room for
a few more girls after January 3rd.3t
FOR RENT A south room, two sin
gle beds. 605 S. 4th. Phone 402 ,B.
run. ubwi-seven room house
120. Or will rent either 5 or 2 rooms.
803 Virginia. 3t
FOR SALS Pit bull terrier pups.
Prince Burke strain. Best all
dog known. Affectionate and rell
ble. Watch dog. Don't too
pal? See Dr. Cutler. Phone 767-bl
WANTBD Boarders ty tne iajr.
week or meal. M9 Semtk ttn. t.
See Dr. Davidson for your glasses.
Office second floor New Guitar BIdg.
FOR RENT A, new five room cot
tage, modern except heat; 20. 104
Broadway or phone664-Green.
441 Whit rlti
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