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Women's Civic League Asks
to Hae Them in the
Churches, Too.
To Carry on Work of Better
ment With City Divided
Into 17 Districts.
Mrs ( W Greene presided at the
mats meeting of the women of Co
lumbia railed hv the Women's Chic
League for this afternoon at the court
house lter the minutes of the last
meeting were read and approved, the
reports? of different standing commit
tees v.ere read and the uork of each
.Mrs, .1 G Bahh told of the work of
the i'U heautifu! committee, especial
ly In connection with clean-up day.
All the did was to organize the work.
she said and get the cooperation of
Ueeltv department. Results were en-
Ul'flj satisfactory
Mrs J. W. Schwabe told that the, where produce may be bought direct
drinking fountain committee had seen hy by the consumer from the producer
a few people about installing foun- :i benefit especiallv for the poor in
tains but had no definite information
to offer Mrs. Greene explained the
Idea of this branch, the desire to ob-
tain sanitary drinking fountains, not
onij in the stores and business houses '
hut on the public streets. It has been
ascertained that white fountains on
pedestals cost $.',0 and smaller ones
$10 The league had hoped to' hate
these white fountains installed alon
Ilro.nlua at intervals but it is not
certain that this will prove practical.
Then has been sonic talk of having
the smaller ones facetted to lamp
posts or screwed into the walls of
Vldings, but no conclusion lias jet
n reached as to what will prove
most practical.
The churches of Columbia have
been appealed to and have promised .
to install the small fountains in their
Sundav Schools. The drinking foun
tains may be put in the church yards
if there is no opposition, as some have
suggested that no more appropriate
place for them can be found.
.Mrs W. V. Charters, chairman of I
the education committee, told some-,
thing of the origin of the league. Jt
was a direct outgrowth of the local
option campaign, she said, and its aim
is to promote any movement which
will be for the betterment of Colum
bia. Since the women have not the
right to vote, the only way they can
accomplish things is to organize and
use the inllucnce of the organization.
Among the things which they sup
port are local option, which has been
accomplished, a civic park and play
ground, clean programs at the mov
ing picture shows and public senti
r" to demand the enforcement of
cit.. Ordinances, and absolute quaran
tine for contagious diseases.
Columbia has been divided into sev
enteen districts and there is to he a
woman at the head of each. The or
ganization in each part of town will
consider problems of individual and
public interest.
Several other speakers talked of the
work of the league and what it de
sired to accomplish.
Mrs. V. K. Rogers Says That Condi
tions Will Then Improve.
.Mrs. A. K. Rogers, who spoke at the
mass meeting of women this after
noon, says that the solution of the
problem of practical civic betterment
lies in the formation of active, en
thusiastic committees of women to
work upon each specific part of the
ral problem. She has studied the
ion in Boston, Indianapolis,
Louisville and Chicago, and has con
cluded that the success of the women
In each case has been due to their
"Women arc the natural home
makers, and it is they who must look
to the improvement of the conditions
under which women are working, un
der which children arc being brought
up. and under which food is being dis
tributed. The problems of the cities
and towns are different, yet there are
certain things to be done In each of
them which requires first, that the
omen shall study the conditions
Iioronghlv, then get together and
Krk to better them," she sajs.
.Mrs nogcrs has been working with
he Women's .Municipal League of
toston. an organization of about 1.S0Q
of all clasres. These arc all
ritoii.iiiLY s.ow to.mgiit
Weather Bureau Snjs Sprlntr-llke
Weather Will Chance.
There is to he some real winter
weather and to make it more real,
there probably will he sonic sleet and
snow tonight. The United States
Weather Iiureau forecast for today
says: "Cloudy tonight and Friday,
much colder. Probably some sleet or
snow tonight." Here are the temper
atures: i a.m..
s a.m..
I' a.m..
10 a.m..
11 a.m 51
12 (noon) Z1
1 p.m ,7t
2 p.m IS
formed into committees and assign
ed to specific departments. One of
these was the committee on the exten
sion of the use of the public school
buildings, the work of which resulted
in securing the use of four of the
buildings after school hours for social
and educationaj purposes, for the wom
en and voting people who otherwise
hae no such opportunities.
Another committee in which Mrs.
Hosiers was especially interested, was
that which established a placement bu
reau, a sort of agency to find suitable
jobs for the boys and girls when they
are out of school.
Other work suggested b her is n
connection witli the Inspection of fooj
supply houses and bakeries, and th"
establishment of a public market
the city.
Mrs. Rogers mentioned the aid thf
women received from the state legi-
lattire for carrying on their work,
once it was shown that their ideas
were resulting in good. She savs
that it was undoubtedly because tho
women all stood solid for whatever
thev wanted.
to aiti:d joukxvlism week
Members of Male Press AssocLi-
tinii Urged to Come Here.
The executive committee of the .Mis
souri State Press Association discuss
ed the program for its business ses
sion here Journalism Week, at a nieet-
inj. i jL.fferson City Tuesday
Every member of the association will
he urged to come and to attend the
meetings as many dajs as possible
during the week. The committee
voted to leave all the details in con
nection with the arrangement of a
program for the week to Dean Walter
The committee voted to hold the an
nual summer outing and meeting of
tile association at Pertle Springs. A
special train will carry the editors
across the state from St. Louis. The
date will be the latter part of June,
if arrangements can be made at that
Ovid Hell of Fulton, president of the
association, presided at the meeting.
Other members of the committee who
attended were H. S. Sturgis of Neo
sho, R. R. Gilbert of Warsaw and B.
F. Blanton of Paris. Prof Frank
L. Martin of the School of Journal
ism of the University also attended
the meeting.
A meeting of the legislative com
mittee of the association was held at
Jefferson City the same night.
I.ii-utcninit Eh to Follow Same Pol!c.v
as His Predecessor.
There will be no changes from tho
policy followed by Lieutenant Ellerj
W. Farmer, former commandant of
cadets here, according to his succes
sor. Lieutenant Charles McII. Eby.
"I have discussed the work witn
Lieutenant Farmer, who is now in Co
lumbia on a visit," said the command
ant today, "and it is certain I shall
make no changes in the methods ho
used, at least for the present. Of
course I can't say what may be done
In the future, as I haven't been hero
long enough yet."
Lieutenant Eby, with his wife and
child, will live at the Athens Hotel
this winter.
Attended Alumni Luncheon There
Prof. C. L. Brewer returned from
Kansas City last night where he had
gone Tuesday night on business for
the athletic department, ednesdnv
neon he went to the alumni luncheon.
Odon Guitar of St. Louis, president of
the general alumni, was there. .1. A.
Kurtz, president of the Kansas City
alumni, was toastmaster. Mr. Brew
er says he spent most of his time talk
ing over athletics with Robert B.
Caldwell, once a manager here.
Business Men Request Better
Railroad Connections
at McBaine.
Members at Luncheon Favor
Return of Game With Kan
sas to Kansas Citv.
W. E. Meyer, formerly of St. Louis,
now connected with the Payne-Roth
Grocery Company here, and Odou
Guitar ef St. Loiis, were guests of the
Commercial Club at its weekly lunch
eon todav. About twenty-live mem
hers were present.
in answer to a question by Pre3i
c.ciit X. T. Gentry Mr. Meyer said he
vls more than favorably impressed
v.'th Columbia and did not see ho it
cctild be otieivvise for anv -.(ranger
coming here to live. He said t.'at th
held for the grocery business here
was good and that he was glr.t! to
i v he expected to make Columbia
Lis home.
Mr. Guitar, leferred to as tho man
who runs Columbia and St. Louis, said
tnat was haruiy the case. He cm l
pi'mented Co.umbia on her excellent
laanugcmcnt and expressed Ii's thanks
to the club for being its guest.
Mr. Gentry said the club was now
interested In getting a change in tlif
soJKduIc of trains on the Missouri,
IOTusas & Tex.'s Railroad. Tiios; who
with to go to various small towns
hevniul Mci:..ine are forced to wait
there several hours to make conncc
tions and it is the club's desire to
change this, he said.
Tile informal talk of the club mem
bers during the luncheon was large
ly over the question holding the Missouri-Kansas
football game in Kansas
City. Mr. Guitar said he had lat N
been in Kansas City where he talke'rt
with a number of Uulwrsitj alumni
who vv anted the game brought bpvls
there. S. F. Con ley said he would like
to see the game taken back. He silo
f.ivored the playing of teams from the
Southwest, Arkansas and Texas. An
excellent plan, according to him,
would be to have the Washington
game in St. Louis, the Kansas game
in Kansas City and a game with Okl i
lioma alternating yearly between Jop
lin. Mo. and Oklahoma City.
Farmers' Week was also reviewed.
Tournament Will Re Held in Latter
Part of February.
Members of the faculty and stu
dents have taken such an interest in
handball, a practically new sport at
the University of Missouri, that a
tournament will be held in Rothvvell
Gymnasium the latter part of Feb
ruary. Awards will be given for both
single and double entries.
The game is specially popular
among members of the faculty.
Lights have been provided and the
game can now be played at night. At
present there is hut a single "open
court," but outdoor courts probably
will be built in the spring.
"The game of handball originated in
Ireland," O. F. Field said."It is a
beneficial exercise; develops quick
foot-work and is good training for
football and baseball men."
With Reality, His Black Mare,
Poses for J. P. Price,
Fire Chief Newman and Beauty, his
black driving mare, had their pictures
taken yesterday. J. Paul Price, city
engineer, snapped the camera.
"Now make this a good one," said
the chief as he straightened up In his
runabout and pulled on the lines un
til Beauty held up her head just right.
The photographer was ready and
"got it" at the proper instant.
Dr. Matthew R. McXutt Conilne.
Dr. Matthew B. McXutt of Xcw
York, an expert on the rural church
for the Presbjterian Board of Home
Missions, will be In Columbia Febru
ary S and 0. He will be the guest of
honor at a dinner given by the stu
dents in the short course of the Col
lege of Agriculture. He will speak to
the short course students, and make
several addresses in the churches.
To Administer Father's Estate.
Letters of administration in the es
tate of B. F. Smith were Issued yes
terday to E. F. Smith, his son. The
estate is a small farm northwest of
Mayor Says It Is Planned as
City's Next Big Improvement.
Only Two Are Furnishing
Water But the Pressure
Is Normal.
"The ne.xt big thing we are planning
in the way of public expenditure,'
Major St. Clair said tills morning,
"is building a new reservoir.'
"The one now in use," the mayor
said, "is very small, about the size of
three small rooms in a house. This
has proved to be too small at times.
A new one is being planned that will
he large enough to meet all cniergeu
ies." Three out of the five pumps of the
city water department are tempor
arily out of use, pending repairs. Rut
E. C. Clinkscales, manager of the
water and light department, two
pumps are capable of maintaining the
normal pressure. The city is plannin-;
to sink another well.
"It is well to have all the equipment
of tile water supply duplicated," savs
Mr. Clinkscales, "then in case of
emergency or in case part of the un
chinery is out of order, no diliculty
will result in the service." The motor
pumps used in deep wells are always
subject to temporary disablement ami
have to be repaired.
Mrs. Waller Hodge Has Lived at 110
South Mnth Street nil Years.
The old brick residence that stands
just across the street from the Vir
ginia imiiuing was built by a work
man who helped build the origin il
University of Missouri building, ac
cording to .Mrs. Walter Hodge, who
owns the property. She lias lived in
the house for about sixty years.
The plastering on the inside walls
of the house is said to be the same
that was put on when the house was
built. The walls arc in good condi
tion still.
Although Mrs. Hodge has lived in
the house from infancy she wants to
sell it. She savs the place is toa
large for her and her husband, who
live there alone.
Poultry Department Introduces Old
('old and Black Plumage Here.
The poultry department of the Uni
versity of Missouri has recently in
troduced into its flock a true Missouri
breed of chickens having a distinct old
gold and black plumage. It is tho
Golden Seabright Bantam breed.
The feathers are golden yellow, each
one being evenly and distinctly laced
all around with a narrow edging of
lustrous black, making one think of
old .Missouri at first sight.
Veterinary Department Shows
crease in Animals Treated.
That the popularity of the free vet
erinary clinic is growing in shown by
the fact that more cases have been
bandied this year than ever before.
Farmers from all over Boone County
arc beginning to use it.
Including yesterday, 226 cases had
been treated by the clinic. Last year
152 cases were handled during the
first semester.
Class Selects Poultry for Farmer.
The class In poultry' judging picked
ten of the best White Leghorn pullets
today from a pen of seventy-five birds,
belonging to the poultry department.
These pullets are to go to a farmer
near Columbia, who has purchased
them at $1 apiece. The poultry de
partment sells a number of fancy
birds to breeders tnroughout the
Cutler to 3Ieet Ills Successor.
Dr. W. P. Cutler, pure food, drug
and dairy commissioner, went to St.
Louis last night to consult with F. II.
Fricke, who will succeed him Febru
ary i.
E. A. TrovbrIdpe to 'orttt Missouri.
E. A. Trowbridge, professor of
animal husbandry, went to Xorth Mis
souri Tuesday. He is considering the
purchase of some stock for the depart
ment of animal husbandry.
O. F. Field Likes the Jllssotiri Valley
Open style of (.'ami'.
O. F. Field, who is directing the
Tiger basketball team, is well satis
fied with the game as it is being plaj-
eri hr Missnnrt Vnltm- t.,n,,in ti,t c..
son." He believes the game played
here is superior to the close-guarding
style of play now used throughout the
"The open style of game is faster,'
Mr. Field said. "Several schools in
the East dropped the game because t
became so rough. Columbia Univer
sity team last season averaged onlv
three baskets to the game. In the
open game, which is favored by Mis
souri Valley officials, more scores are
mad and there is less roughness."
Hoard of Advisers to Have Charge of
St. Patrick's Bay Stunt.
The junior class of the School of
Engineering at a meeting Tuesday
night elected a Loard of advisers to
work with the department committee
and the board of advisers from the
other classes in arranging for their
annual Saint Patrick's Day stunt. Till
board elected is: Robert Runge, L.
E. Knapp, W. 11. Kanzler and M. C.
C. P. Talbot and E V. Gmeiner
wer" selected to represent the class
in the St. Patrick's Day dance com
mittee. There will be an all department
meeting of the engineers in the Engi
neering Building tomorrow night to
talk over plans for the stunt.
Delta Omicron Will Ask for!
rU- C. XT.:.,..l
VIItlllV.1 I I Will i. lllVJll.il
A new social fraternitv, the Delta ,'"5 more than the old time influenza
Omicron, has been installed here bj,and catarrhal fever. A bad cold
weakens the system and makes it
students in the University. Applic- BMgceptIb,0 to grilC
tion will be made for a charter from j while the number of grip cases hi
a national fraternity. The members i Columbia Is large, the disease has ap
o' the fraternity, expect to be in i peared in a light form. Few cases
housc on Hitt street the second semes
ter. Here are the nine charter members:
.1. W. Day, Monett, Mo.; W. B. Roberts,
Centralia, .Mo.; C. B. Titus, Cherokee.
Ok.; W. C. Pollock, Campbell, Mo.
W. K. Lasley. Shelbina, .Mo.; S. I.
Kennan, Mexico, Mo.; D. S. Libbey,
Centralia, .Mo.; J. E. Sw ilium, Cali
fornia, .Mo.; C. E. Kane, Marysville.
The pledges are: L. C. Ruggles.
.Monett, Mo.; A. M. Sanies, Centralia.
.Mo.; R. D. Shouse, Shelbina, Mo.
K. P. Gilchrist, Tackle on Wiper's
1!HI9 Team, Will Lead Annapolis.
IC. P. Gilchrist, a former Tiger foot
ball star, has been elected captain of
tho 19i: Xavy football team. This
year will be his third year on th2
Xavy team. He plavs end.
Gilchrist was a member of Roper's
famous 1009 team which won the Val
ley championship. While at the Uni
versity of Missouri he plaed tackle
and halfback. He also played on the
team of the School of Mines at Rolla.
His home is in Rolla. Mo.
She Was Horn in Boone Count) in
Mrs. Marv Williams died at her
home at the corner of Ash and Sev
enth streets, at 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Mrs. Williams was born
in Boone County, near Providence
Church, in 1S1C. She married James
Williams of Callaway County in 1S6S.
Eight of their nine children are liv
ing. They were all present at her
death. Mr. and Mrs. Williams came
to Columbia from Callaway County-
seven years ago, Mr .Williams having
charge of a hitching yard here. The
burial will he at Providence Church,
north of Columbia. The Rev. A. W.
Paslev will conduct the services.
Shut Her Door to Gamblers.
Assault with intent to kill is th
charge entered in the Circuit Court I
against .Moses Williams by Xellie Al-I
Ien. who says that Williams tried toiacter, a patriotic medley ny tne nign
kiti'tior with a knife and also with a school orchestra, tributes to Lincoln
gun. And it was all because she re
fused to let him "shoot craps" in her
.Medics' Danre Will He February s.
The annual medics' dance will bJ
held February 8. In the .Medical Build
ing of the University of Missouri.
! Mre Students ill Hospital
Than at Any Other Time
This Year.
Disease Is Infectious, But Is
Appearing in Light
Columbia has the grip. There are
i more students now in the Parker
.Memorial Hospital witli the grip than
at any other time this winter. The
hospital is full. Much grip also pre
vails in the residence districts, accord-
i"K to Columbia doctors.
"it is in the air," said one phjsician
this morning. "That is the only way
to account for it. There is nothing
j particularly unhealthfiil about the
kind of weather we are having now.
It is just the kind we go to California
and Florida for. Hut grip is an infec-
1 tious disease. When one person gen
it, that starts it in a community an 1
' it spreads fast. It is now about at its
ltelislit In Columbia."
The unusual amount of grip here
is attributed by one physician to the
dry weather that has gencrnil pre
vailed this winter.
"Grip Is from a germ." he said,
"and the germ is easily circulated
when the weather is dry and the
street are dusty. The only way to
guard against the disease is to keep
the body in good physical condition."
I "Avoid colds,"
was the advice of
another doctor. "Grip is an irritation
, of the uiucuous membrane accotupan-
ied with fever and aching. It is noth-
have developed Into pneumonia or
more serious bronchial troubles.
The students in the hospital remain
there only for a few dajs. With care
and attention, they are soon able to
resume their work in school. One
physician reports two cases of grip
which developed into pneumonia.
"Tin's is often the case when the
family is tubercular," he said.
Aegro Is Fined for Stealing nottlc
From Freight Car.
A thirst in a dry town plays havoc
with many a man. In the latest case
the pockctbook was affected.
A pint of beer cost Hugh TaIor,
negro, $21 this morning. His fine
was $10 and the costs were added
One day while hauling freight, Tay
lor found a barrel of bottled beer in
a car. He was dry and considered
his find a lucky one. He broke open
the barrel and sampled a bottle. He
thought the beer so cheap that he of
fered fellow workers a bottle each.
Then the law got Taj lor and thi3
morning he paid about two hundred
prices for his pint of beer.
College of Agriculture Aids Boone
Farmers, Says W. T. Anderson.
The College of Agriculture has
helped Boone County farmers to doub
le their Ield or wheat, according to
W. T. Anderson of the Boone County
Milling and Elevator Company.
Mr. Anderson said that where
fifteen or twenty bushels ewere form
erly produced on an acre, twenty and
thirty arc now produced by the scien
tific methods of the College of Agricul
ture. To GUe Lincoln Program.
The students of Columbia High
School will celebrate the birthday of
Abraham Lincoln with a Lincoln
program Wednesday, February 12.
The program will consist of a patriotic
song by the high school chorus, a
paper on the boyhood and manhood
of Lincoln, anecdotes from the life of
Lincoln. Lincoln's religion and char-
and the Gettysburg speech.
Dr. Calvert to If. S. Students.
Dr. W. J. Calvert, professor of
preventive medicine In the University
of Missouri, will talk on problems or
health at the Columbia High School
assembly tomorrow.

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