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Charles D. McLean Made
Kearh 51000 in 66 Days
Last Summer.
V. nil her Bureau Sa, It Will He
W armer Tonltrlit and Tomorrow.
The United States Weather Bureau
sajs: "Mostly cloudy tonight and
Friday. Not so cold. Lowest temper
ature will probably be about 1C or IS
aboe zero. Probably bome snow
Friday afternoon." Here are the
hourly temperatures:
Mrs. Martha Trimble Is Pas
tor of Three Churches
Near Columbia.
The Highest Grade Made In
Only Thirteen Pupils the
First Semester.
Missouri Victorious in the
First Conference Basket
hall Game 29-11.
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Hthe Hot Sun His Va
ried Experiences.
Xe'arlj JH'i'O in sixtj-slx dajs by
panussiir- for books. that's what one
Unhen-ii t Missouri student made
last bumi.if r And he can't even esti
mate the maiiv wcarj miles he walked
in the hot miii. or the a erase num
i.r m nouiids ot "literature" he car-
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the Mian of a bank president. Hut !
rharles D Mi Lean, a senior in the
School or Engineering, is the best
book agent of t'11' seeral hundred
emploed b his compan
McLean received two checks from
Vs companv josterdaj for prizes that
fe won Ouo check was for $100
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This amount is offered bv the com-
pan to the man who does the larg-jtho
est aiiuiuiii "" ..(. .
cation In the contest are men from
almost everv universitj in the West
and Xorth The other check was for
5G55 in pavment for prizes won for
doing a certain amount of work each
M'coiiil Year in the WrV.
It was McLean's second ear at
sdlins books. Last ear he made al
most $900. His home is in Joplin,
Mo During his entire University
course he has made all his own ex
penses. He is a member of the Uni
versity Cadet Hand and of the Uni
7ersitv Orchestra. He plavs a pic-
olo and sa.vs that this gives him his
!st recreation while in school
McLean worked in Western Ne
vada and Eastern California last
summer He believes in making his
work give him a chance to see the
country as well as earning mone.
However, he will tell ou that the ,
people out West will buy books bet- . i,cre tlal, in EUr0pe." Haul an Kat
ter than those in the Middle states or .vijk of Holland, professor of piano at
in Eastern states. He tells many in
teresting stories and experiences but
sajs that he has never "gone broke
The University of Missouri's best
book seller sab that he never gets
lonesome while out on one of his long
"There is alwa.vs something to do
or to get a laugh from if jou know
how to look at things," he said. One
warm summer night out in Elko,
Xev, on my last trip I was standing
on a street corner listening to a
street Socialist talk. A tjpical west
ern street tramp walked slowly up
to where I was standing and decided
lean on the same telephone post
ith me He didn't speak for a time.
out flnnllv he turned around anu
said: 'I have nothing to say.' A few
more minutes the stranger was silent
then he turned and said again: 'I
have nothing to say at all.'
He Was a Literarj Tratiii.
"Hut I never answered him for
there was nothing to say. After an
other little period of silence the
stranger turned to mo and with a
literary air said: 'One boon I ask,
I ask no more, give me the price of
a drink." "
Once McLean visited the University
of .Nevada at Heno One hundred
countrv school teachers were attend
ing summer school and he thought
that he would sell books there for two
eeks. He visited a girl's dormitory
and was "showing" his book to one
of the teachers in the parlor. Some
of the other girls in the building stole
his hat from the hall rack and when
started back to the hotel, he had
co b.iri-lieaded. The book-agent
left town soon. He never ventured
back to the dormitory.
"Evcrj thing is high out West." said
McLean "You hae to pay flfty
cents for a bath, fifty cents for a
hair cut and twenty-live cents for a
have That is why I always carry
oy safety ra?or in my vest pocket.
And railroad fare it's high too. One
kas to pa from five to ten cents a
mile. That boon taught me to walk.
Saw Them l'lay Kngby.
"I saw Missouri men almost every
where I went There arc a few of
them at Berkeley. Cal. I saw a rugby
football game there, but it does not
compare with what we have here.
After the game was over, the band
Hyed their school song and it was
much like "Old Missouri" that for
. first time In my work, I was
7 a m 1
S am 4
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10 am i::
11 am 17
12 (noon) 22
1 pin 23
2 pin 2.s
homesick for Columbia and the Unl
ersity." McLean will staj in school this
semester and take some academic
work lie intends to travel and sell
engineering fixtures and supplies af
ter June 1. Rut he sajs that if he
does not get a position just as soon
as school is out. he will go back to
selling books
M. ('. (Jiiiiin Hears of Troubles of Mex
ico Electric Line.
Four of the stock-holders of the''ove '" I,er cenl wcro S0ltl0m 8en -
Mexico Traction Company are now at- I Tlie highest pen. eiitaw of failures
tempting to hae the road, what there' wak made by the junior class. In that
i nr it nia thrmi..ii tiu.' li.miU r,r a ! class 27 ier cent of the grades made
receiver, aciording to a letter received '
' Mom,.lv , M t; Qj,m. chairman of'-'I per cent M's :
rajIwa;v coniniittec of the Coluiu-'i" the junior cla;
,llia ('omniercial Club, from Mattliais
f president of the road
and chief promoter.
"It is very probable that the road
will be sold." said Mr. Quiiin this
morning. "It may be that it will not
be put in the bands of a receiver and
sold that way. Judge Crum is much
'opposed to selling it in that way."
There is a judgment against the road
for about -CiO.OOO now. When this is
settled there may be some chance to
bring the road to Columbia if Colum
lia wants it, Mr. Quinn thinks.
I'aul van Kutwl.ik Talk al Comiticr-
cial Club Luncheon
"I like America very much, for I
find it much like Holland, and I feel at
home. I like the club life. Then I
nil(j it I11UCM easier to get acquainted
Christian College, said this at the Com
mercial Club luncheon at the Virginia
j(;rill today. Mr. van Katwijk said he
had been told that the American ac
(l'aintance with music was superfi
cial, but that he had found conditions
different and much interest was
show n.
X. T. Gentry, president, said Mr. van
Katwijk's remark about the ease of
getting acquainted in this country re
minded him of the story about the
v isit of the Prince of Wales to Xiagara.
and how an American newsboy climb
ed up to the window of the coach and
said, "Hello, Prince, how's your Ma?"
A letter was read from Dean F. B.
Mumford of the College of Agriculture,
thanking the Commercial Club for
their cooperation in making Farmers'
Week a success.
Mr. Gentry said the annual banquet
would be held about February 20, and
that he wanted every member of the
club to consider himself a committee
of one to see that it was a success.
Omar D. Gray has promised to act as
toastmaster. The number of tickets
will be limited to three hundred.
Today's cigars, Mr. Gentry remark
ed, were furnished by H. B. Price, and
he added that next time the represen
tatives of the Columbia papers would
be expected to furnish the "smokes."
A paper advocating a law providing
for a heavier penalty for white slave
traffic, presented by the Women's
Civic League, was signed by each mem
ber of the club present.
Are "'ailed Donn" In en
I'll) sirs Buildlnir.
Xo more will the professor, with a
Ftock of blue books In his hand tell
the "fellows" to 'move their chairs as
far apart as possible.' That Is, they
won't in the new Physics Building.
ri,rn no one can tip his chair back
to a comforting tilt and at least get
a little bodily comfort during the lec
ture hour. The chairs over there are
bolted down to the floor, and are sup
ported by one iron, instead of four
uooden legs. They are as unmovable
as unsympathetic as the Rock of
Gibraltar or the decrees of a profes-
Two students are moving the fragile
apparatus from the Engineering Bulld
og to its new place in the Physics
English Courses MostFaiJ-
ures, With Latin Next, J.
E. McPherson Says.
Only two E's were made by bojs
in Columbia High School the first se
mester of this school car. Both j thej heat the Washington Imver.-itj
these were made by seniors. Eleven jiabt night by a score of 29-11. It was
E's were made by girls si by sen- I MSSOHn-s BallM! :iii the way. The
iors. three by juniors and two by! Washington University
fieshmen. E. H. Cauthorn. principal'1
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! of the school, said it was the policy of
! the high school to give few high '
I grades. Hefore the jiresent grading ,
sjstcm was adopted which is the same '
no tiint uvpil in tlu University, grades!
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' h "ere failures, 29 per cent I's.
anil no i-. s. me guia.nc makes up in speeu. ue never uiaue
ass, however, did a lit- a basket but is one of the fastest men
tie better. They made 'J per cent E's,
::r, per cent S's. S7 per cent M's, 1"
per cent I's and only 12 per cent F's.
The best grades were made by the
senior class. Only 0 per cent of the
grades made by senior girls were fail
ures. Seven per cent of these were
made by senior bojs. Almost half of
the grades made by senior girls was S,
:U per cent M. 13 per cent I and 4 per
cent E. With the senior bo.vs includ
ed, .". per cent of the grades were E,
21 per cent S. 40 per cent M. 2S per
cent I.
The grades in the sophomore classes
were only a little lower on the aver
age, than were those of the seniors.
The sophomores made 1 per cent E's.
::o per cent S's, :!S per cent M s, 2o
per cent I's and S per cent F's. The
grades made bj the bovs in this class
were almost as high as those made by
the girls.
There w ere no E's made in the fresh
man class. The girls made 34 per
cent S's, 40 per ent M's. If. per cent
I's and 4 per cent F's. But the boys
niiiii.ll thi freshman class standing
down considerably. They made 20
per cent S's. 31 per cent M's, 32 per
cent I's and 14 per cent F's.
The 1013 class made the best grades
in school last jear. with the 1912 class
second. The 1913 class also surpassed
the 1914 class last ear. Mr. Cauthorn
said he found the matter of class
grades did not depend so much on
whether it was a freshman or senior
class. He said that a freshman class
would sometimes take the lead and
keep It through the four jears.
A few inferior students usually keep
the standing of the whole class down.
Then a few subjects bring a large num
ber of the students' grades down.
English is where many of them find
their greatest trouble. .1. E. McPher
son. superintendent of the schools of
Columbia, said English was the strong
est "flunking" subject in high schools
throughout the country. Mathematics,
he said, was next. The Columbia
High School students are not excep
tipns in mathematics cither, for many
of them fail in it. However, Latin has
a greater number of failures here
than has mathematics.
The fact that the ward schools of
Columbia have only seven grades,
cause many students to get into the
high school when they are jounger
than the average high school fresh
man. ('. II. S. TEAM OX A TRU
Two Ha-ketball Games by Hie Hipli
School Team Tomorrow.
The Columbia High School basket
ball team will play two out-of-town
games tomorrow. The first will be
against the high school five at Mo
berly In the afternoon and the sec
ond against the .Missouri Military
team at Mexico tomorrow night. The
Columbia team has won six out of
nine games P. Vogt. captain. IU
shell. Robnett, Stephenson. Church
and H. Vogt will make the trip with
E M. Todd, coach.
Inquiries About Road Course.
The new short course in highway
construction and maintenance is at
tracting attention. Dean H. B. Shaw
hafj received inquiries regarding it
from Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.
Two thousand announcements have
been sent out.
Lacy, Midget Player, Is the
Speed Star of the Visiting
The Tigers took a ictory in the
hrst conference basketball game when
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ularly was this true of the easj
chances but on one-handed "hurrj-
up" feiiots they were better.
i.icv. who nIaoil riirlit forward for
V . . .. .
Ca oil's team, is one of tile smallest
basketball plajers in the Valley. He
s so small that one would think that
SOine high school boy had slipped in
the game. Hut what he lacks m sue.
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the floor, he has a good chance of get-
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time veiling at him.
I.acj in Action.
Uicy is a lighter. When he gets his
linmls on the ball, the referee will
nanus on uie uan. m ..-.-. .-.-
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can take It away from him and he
will hold on until the whistle blows.
Then when the jump comes, he is too
short to even touch the ball and it is
here that the bleachers jell at him.
But after the ball is in plaj-. he gets in
the game and makes the rooters feel
"queer" because they made fun ol
The Washington midget never fails
to take one-handed shots at baskets.
He's so short that this is the only
chance he has to throw when a tall
plajcr is guarding him. He just
reaches around one side and shoots
where he thinks the basket ought to
be and he usually uses good judg-1
ment in finding the board even if he
does not score any points.
The Tigers used a different stjle or
plaving from that against the Kan
sas Aggies. Short and snappy passes
were used more. This stjle of plaj
ing made team work better. Almost
all of the Tigers' basket shooting was
done from short distance. Captain
Edwards, however, made one basket
from the middle of the field.
Missouri used seven men. Burnett,
who was disqualified in the last half
because of four personal fouls, was
replaced by Stern. Goldman took
Taaffe's place at right -forward in the
last ten minutes of play. The Pikers
used nine men. Berryhill, who was
one of the best men on the team last
jear, did not go into the game until
tho last half.
Seeond Half Was Fast.
The second half of the game was
fast. Both teams plajcd rougher.
This seemed to please tlie rooters for
they jelled continuallj'. Ana vS ref
eree didn't care but when the game
was over, he asked what all the noise
was about.
Prof. C. I Brewer introduced a new
referee. He is L. L. Touton, a Wiscon
sin University man. He keeps the
game going all the time and does not
hesitate in calling fouls.
The two teams will play again to
night at 7:30 o'clock. Between halves
the University Gym Team will give
an exhibition.
Tho line up:
Missouri: Taaffe. Goldman, r.f.;
Craig, l.f.; Burnett, Stern, c: Palfrey
man, rg.: Edwards (Capt.), 1 g.
Washington: Lac.v. Chavis, r.f.:
Maenner, Ross, Berrjhill. l.f.: Modi
sette, Scherer. c; Donk. Maenner, r g.:
Graj (Capt.), 1 g.
Summary: Field goals Taaffe 4,
Bcrnett 4, Edwards 1, Maenner 2, Graj
1. Berrjhill 1. Fouls: Missouri 12.
Washington 9. Free throws Taaffe 3
out ot 7, Edwards missed one, Modi
sette 1 out of 6, Berryhill 2 out of 6.
Referee. Touton, (Wisconsin) : time
keeper. Anderson, (Missouri.)
Change In Line-up Tonight I
Palfreyman, who developed a case
of "Charley horse" last night, may not
start in tonight's game with Wash
ington. If he is not able to play, his
. -. i m k tolrnn hv Stern.
SSZZS .UK .r;.rd
place of Craig or Taaffe.
.Mr. Murllia Trimble.
I iiherMl Cannot .Supplv Ileniand for
i'lijsital Instructor.
Here Is another Held open to the
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i lie iiciii.iim lui wuiuuii ii-ditina ui t
phvsic.il training," savs W. W. Char
ters, dean of the School of Education
is growing greater than the supply.
. We could turn out live or six each j ear
f- ''"' a"11 ?. i'Si-
lions for them a... As it is we naci, dmrchos shc hab now madc
about one gin a jear who :uus m
teach gvmnasium."
The salaries, according to Doctor
Charters, are about the same as for
teachers of other subjects and less
training is needed. That is, the teach
er of phvsical training does not need
, to be a college graduate unless she is
to teach other subjects too. The best
teachers, however, have training in
phjsiology and eugenics as well as in
gj-mnastic work.
The public schools all over the
United States are introducing plijsi
cal training in some form or other in-
ir. il.oir fiirrifiiln. If thev have no
equipment for indoor work, they have
Imskotball :ind other games. This is
true in both grammar and high
schools. Miss Rebecca Conw.ij-, in
structor in gjmnasium, thinks the
greater demand is for women who
can teach some regular school sub
jects such as English or German and
who are capable of teaching phjsical
training, too. It is certain that the
teacher who is capable in this way Is
chosen in preference to the one who
knows English or German onl.v.
In the city grammar schools special
teachers of phvsical training arc now
in demand though men are usually pre
ferred. But in similar towns the
teacher who has the regular class
work is expected to train the children
in gjmnasium, too. Doctor Charters
sajs it is best for the public school
teacher to at least know some game
well so she can teach it to the chil
dren. The women teachers of phjsical
training, who hold the best positions
in universities and colleges, sajs Miss
Conway are graduates of phjsical
training schools such as Wellesley
and Doctor Sargent's School of Phjsi
cal Education in Cambridge. Mass.
The best schools of this sort are in
the East. This may account partly
for the deficiency in the supply of
teachers since a great many girls who
would prefer the teaching of gjm
nasium to the teaching of languages
or historj- cannot afford to go east to
school. Three women now attending
the University of Missouri expect to
go to Wellcsly next jear to take
special work in phjsical training.
Both Miss Conway and Doctor
Charters consider the possibilities for
women teachers of physical training
exceedingly good. The playground
vork is growing too. and offers many
opportunities for women. Miss Elea
nor Kenney, a former University stu
dent, is now doing playground work.
Several other University girls have ob
tained good positions as gymnasium
teachers. Mrs. John Hansen taught
phjsiology and gymnasium at Steph
ens College last year: Miss Stella
Davis, who attended the University
last years, is now teaching practical
training in Hardin College.
Xext semester there will be two
courses In gymnasium offered to girls
v?ho expect to teach In one class.
the "Teaching of Physical i raining,
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books, lectures and practice work.
Her Congregation at Tolles
ton, Ind., Built New
Church in One Day.
Mrs. Martha Trimble, a student in
the College of Arts and Science, is
one of the few women preachers in
the state She has traveled exten
sively as an evangelist, and has acted
as pastor in several churches. While
attending the I'nivcrsity she has been
preaching alternately at Heniek.
Ashland and Armstrong, .Mo
.Mrs. Trimble is the wife of X. 11.
Trimble, also a preacher, who is tak
ing special work in the University.
Thej live at 110D E-ist Iiroadway.
Previous to her marriage Mrs
Trimble lived in St. Lo-iis. While
voung she became interested in
church work, and at the time of her
marriaBe bho a State Superlnten-
'dent of junior work of the Christian,
M.urcil 01 .u.ssuu... one- u.u i -...
to preach at first but was persuaded
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lO CUUUUCL St;l.'l.ll ...I.-C. . uj ..!-
'husband who sajs he recognized her
exceptional ability
She had such
(success tnal sue uecame iinoresieu
n (he wjjrk am, has g,nce (,on(J work
vlI1Pfi;t ami agisted her
nushandn'nf worS al of ."
preaching her life's work.
Mrs. Trimble was ordained at Bal
timore about six jears ago by Rev.
B. A. Abbott who is now pastor of
the Union Avenue Christian Church
at St. Louis. Since then she has held
many evangelistic meetings. Some
of her most successful meetings
were those held at Indiana Harbor.
Ind. Wanatah, Ind, Wajnesboro, Pa.
and Tolleston. Ind. .Mrs. Trimble has
several pictures of these meetings In
which she has marked the converts
with a cross in ink. The number of
converts seems to exceed the other
.,i(.nil..r nf flip conerecations. It
uas at Tolleston, suburb of Garj
Ind. that Mrs. Trimble gained re
nown as the woman preacher who
built a church in a daj Seeing the
need of a building in which to con
duct the meetings she secured a lot
and materials for a church and per
suaded interested persons to contrib
ute their labor. The material was
placed on the ground at 1:00 o'clock
in the afternoon and services were
held in the completed church at 7:00
o'clock that night. The methods used
were so successful that Mr. Trimble
later built two more churches in a
day on the same plan.
While Mrs. Trimble was preaching
at Tolleston, Mr. Trimble was preach
ing in Garj The steel trust owned
the Gary townsite and opposed the
building of any churches there, with
out an investment of $15,000 to be
paid within six months. They wished
to keep the churches out of Garj ac
cording to Mr. Trimble, because they
feared that they would create an un
favorable opinion toward the steel
trust. It was impossible to build a
church at a cost of $13,000 so Mr.
Trimble built a two-story flat and
left the downstairs in one large room
which lie used as a church.
Mr. and Mrs. Trimble have together
added over six thousand converts to
the Christian Church during their six
jears work. Mr. Trimble says that
most of these people were converted
by his wife, who he claims is the best
woman preacher he ever saw.
In recent meetings at Renick, Mo.
Mrs. Trimble added twcntj--five mem
bers to the Christian Church. She has
had similar success at other towns
where she has preached while at
tending the Universitj-. She has late
ly been appointed to preach regular
ly at Kenlck every other Sundaj".
Other SundajB she will preach at
Ashland. Armstrong and other towns.
After leaving the University Mr.
and Mrs. Trimble will continue to
work together, preaching and doing
evangelistic work.
Mrs. Trimble was among those who
received high honors in the fresh
man class of the College of Arts and
Science last year
Expects UK) Xew Students.
Dean J. C. Jones estimates that be
tween 73 and 100 new students will
register In the College of Arts and
Science next semester.

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