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A. F. Treakle of St. Louis
Feels "As Young as
Any of Boys."
Became Interested When Son,
Jesse, Was in Chapter
at Illinois.
A rr-ycar-old student was last
night made a member of the Delta
Tan Delta fraternity. His name is
A. F Treakle, and with Mrs. Treakle,
he is taking the short course in agri
culture. His home is in St. Louis.
A small dinner in honor of the new
member was given last night after
the ceremonies at the chapter house,
821 Kollins street. He is the oldest
student ever initiated by the frater
nity in Missouri.
Mr. Treakle is a former college
man and was for years connected
'with educational work in Missouri.
He was superintendent of schools at
scleral Missouri towns. He holds a
Missouri teacher' life certificate and
once attended Illinois State Normal.
Mrs. Treakle was graduated from that
Mr. and Mrs. Treakle have been in
terested in the Delta Tau Delta fra
ternity for a' number of years. Their
only son, Jesse, was a member of the
Beta Upsilon chapter at the Univer
sity of Illinois for three years. In
that time they made frequent visits
to the school and came to know each
member of the "bunch" by his nick
name, for both are good "mixers."
His Son Was Killed.
In the summer of 1910, when the
son bad completed his third year in
the University, he was invited to
bring a friend and visit his mother
and father In Colorado. Young
Treakle chose William Robert Cham
bers, a fraternity brother, to go with
him. While on a camping trip both
were struck by lightning and killed.
Each was 23 years old. Members of
the fraternity here were acquainted
with the young men.
Mr. and Mrs. Treakle from that
time have traveled extensively
throughout the country. They con
tinued to be Interested in college
work and so came to the University
of Missouri to take the short course
in agriculture as a sort of vacation.
And then they would be glad to get
a touch or college life again once,
they thought Anyway the agricul
tural study would help in orchard
work, in which Mr. Treakle is inter
ested, and also in cultivating farms
which he owns about the state.
Once u School Superintendent.
While in Columbia Mr. and Mrs.
Treakle found it pleasant to recall
old days with members of the fra
ternity here. They were entertained
frequently and became popular with
all the boys. Mr. Treakle is delighted
to be a member of the fraternity to
which his son belonged and in which
he had so many friends.
"I feel as young as any of the
bojs," he said last night, "and still
consider myself as one."
Mr. Treakle was at different times
superintendent of schools at Harri
Foniillc, Versailles and California.
He was one of the state's first high
school educators to urge graduates
to attend the University of Missouri.
Women's Civic League Is Manning
Future Work.
L Miss Mary Cauthorn was elected
fM secretary and treasurer of the Jef
p tcrson district of the Women's Civic
Lcacue. which met Friday afternoon
at the Athens Hotel. A membership
committee consisting of Mrs. E. Far
ley and Mrs. S. D. Goslin, was ap
pointed to look up others who belong
in the district and get them interested
in the work.
Next Tuesday another meeting will
be held at 2:30 o'clock, when a pro
gram committee will be named.
Brief talks were made by some of
the women, Mrs. F. E. Poor leading
the discussion. They spoke of the
health campaign, the swat-thc-fly cam
paign and Hygiene Week.
Two other meetings were held yes
terday afternoon. The University dis
trict met at tho Elementary School
. with Mrs. H. B. Shaw, chairman. The
l&Westwood district met at the home
WW Mrs. W. E. Harshe, who is chalr-
man of that section.
Forecast Says Unsettled Weather and
Probably Cooler Before Xlght
Unsettled weather, probably rain
and cooler before night is the weather
forecast for today.
Methodist Exercises a Forerunner to
'Elliott-Mercer Meetings.
Sermons to serve as a preparation
for the Eliott-Mercer campaign, which
begins this week, will be preached
today at the Methodist Church by the
Uev. C. W. Tadlock. The subject of
the morning sermon at 10:45 o'clock
will be "Paul at Athens, or Earnest
Christianity," and of the evening ser
mon at 7:30 o'clock, "Moses Appeal
to Israel Not to Forget God." Sunday
school will be at 9:30 o'clock this
morning and Epworth League meet
ing at 6:30 o'clock tonight.
"Follow-up" services to the Elliott
Mercer meetings will begin at the
Methodist Church next Sunday. The
general theme of these will be "The
Making of a Life." Aspects of this
subject especially adapted to stu
dents will be discussed by the pastor
each night. E. W. Pfaffenberger will
lead a chorus choir at these meetings.
A special prayer service in this con
nection will be held at 7:30 o'clock
Wednesday evening at the church.
The evangelistic services at the
North Side Christian Sunday school
will be conducted tonight by the Rev.
W. C. Whltesides. The meetings
there have been very successful, ac
cording to the Rev. M. A. Hart and
may be continued this week. The
Rev. Dr. Hart will preach at 10:45
o'clock this morning at the Christian
Church on "The Ministry of Spirit
Filled Men." He will preach at 7:30
o'clock tonight on "The True Kinship
as Defined by Jesus." There will be
prayer meeting at 7:30 o'clock Wed
nesday night.
Dr. W. T. Young of the Baptist
Church will preach at 10:25 o'clock
this morning on "Thirsty Souls," and
at 7:30 o'clock tonight on "A Question
in Profit and Loss." Bible School
will meet at 9:30 a. m. and young
people's meeting at C:30 p. m. Pray
er meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock
Wednesday night.
"Hindrances to Leading a Christian
Life" will be the subject of Dr. W. W.
Elwang's sermon at 11 o'clock this
morning at the Presbyterian Church.
Sunday school will meet at 9:45
o'clock this morning and Christian
Endeavor at 6:30 o'clock tonight.
Evening service will begin at 7:30
The Rev. J. Atwoodt Stansfield of
DeSoto, Mo., will conduct the ser
vices at the Episcopal Church at 11
o'clock this morning and 7:30 o'clock
tonight. Sunday school will be held
at 9:45 o'clock this morning.
Tho Lutheran Church will conduct
services today at the Y. M. C. A.
Auditorium. Dr. W. H. T. Dau of
St Louis will preach. The morning
services at 11 o'clock will be in Eng
lish; the evening services at 7:30
o'clock in German.
Xurses to Be Trained to Use Device
in Cases of Suffocation.
The machine for pumping oxygen
into the lungs of persons injured by
electrical shock, drowning or suffio
catlon from gas fumes, recently pur
chased by the School of Engineering
will be for use by anyone who meets
with such accident.
Dr. Guy L. Noyes said of the ma
chine: "It will be kept in the hospital
ready for use by any doctor here who
sends for it. We have no amnuiance
and cannot send the apparatus out to
persons in need of its use. But all
nurses at the hospital will be trained
in Its use and if a nurse is needed one
will be sent with the machine when
taken out.
"There are few cases where the
machine could be used In the hospital.
And I don't know of any case where
a person has died in the hospital from
an accident that might have been
overcome by use of this apparatus.
Educational Commission Provided for
in Xcw State Law.
m. i.iii in nnnoint an educational
icinn n investieatc educational
conditions in rural school districts,
particularly of the elcmentary
schools, has passea me irt.-Kiiaiui
rr,. tinifnrm Text Book Bill has
been reported out by the committee.
A new law for the consolidation of
rural schools .has been engrosseu m
the senate.
Kappa Alphas Ghc Dinner.
T-nntv-five members of the Kappa
Ainhn fraternity attended a dinner
at the Virginia Grill last night
University Purchases 'Movie'
Machine to Demonstrate
Process Studied in Class.
Laboratory Work Will Be
Photographed and Seen in
Action on the Screen.
Lessons will be taught with moving
pictures in the School of Engineering
of the University. This device has
not been used in classes at the Uni
versity before. A new moving picture
machine with a moving picture cam
era has been purchased for the Engi
neering Experiment Staton. It will
be used for class work only. The
first use will be in connection with
lectures of a general nature.
The machine has just arrived. It
has not been tried yet Dean H. B.
Shaw said: "We bought the machine
for use in demonstrating engineering
processes. There are films, for ex
ample, showing the evolution of iron
ore Into the finished steel product
Such films as these will be of inter
est in our work and will giie the stu
dent a clear vision of what he reads
"At first the machine will be used
In connection with lectures and dem
onstrations of a general nature. It
is quite probable, however, that It
will come into use in the class room.
There arc many subjects that can be
readly demonstrated with the ma
chine." A. Lincoln Hyde, assistant profes
sor of bridge engineering, says the
greatest value of the moving picture
in educational work is that it supple
ments reading with visual images.
Classes in engineering are taken to
factories and mills for demonstra
tions. But in such works as that of
the Panama Canal it is impossible to
take the class to see the work. Here
the motion picture can be used ef
fectively. "I think the moiing picture will be
come a great factor in educational
work," Mr. Hyde said. "We expect to
own a number of films of interest in
our work. It will be possible for us
to make many films. We hope' to pur
chase others.
"There is no reason why the ma
chine we have may not be used for
other demonstrations than those of
our department. It is only a ques
tion of getting the films."
It is not known what it will cost
to manufacture the films. No ar
rangement has been made for teach
ing the use of the moving picture
camera yet
The machine purchased Is a sim
plex. After investigating machines
In St. Louis and Kansas City, Mr.
Hyde concluded that this make would
be the best one for the work in the
engineering classes.
E. L. Breckner Receives Inquiries
from Other Universities.
That other universities in the coun
try are interested in the system of
student government in use here Is
brought out bythe fact that E. L.
Breckner, president of the student
body, has received inquiries concern
ing the system here.
One inquiry has come to Mr. Breck
ner from John G. Bowman, president
of the State University of Iowa, ask
ing whether or not the system is a
success here. He inquired particu
larly about the Student Council. He
wanted to know if the council fulfilled
its purpose and how often it met.
About four weeks ago, Mr. Breckner
received an inquiry from C. E. Rog
ers, a student in the University of
Oklahoma, asking about our system
here. Mr. Rogers is a member of a
committee at that school that is to
draw up plans for a system of stu
dent government to be used there.
Ho wanted to know especially about
the Student Council that had charge
of student affairs, and what
this council had to do with discipline.
Rogers Is a football player at the
University of Oklahoma and played
end when that school met the Tigers
on Rollins Field in 1911.
Mr. Breckner received a letter from
an organization In New York City
called the Schools Citizen Committee.
"This organization." said Mr. Breck
ner," seems to correspond with all the
universities of the country to find out
what kind of government eacn one
Dr. E. A. Allen to Give First
One of Assembly Talks
Members of the Faculty Will
Lecture on Writing in
Other Countries.
Dr. Edward A. Allen, emeritus pro
fessor of English language and liter
ature, will give the first of a series
of lectures on i the general subject,
"The Literature of the World," at
assembly Tuesday morning. His
subject will be, "Poetry and Science."
Each year for some time it has
been customary 'for members of the
faculty to give a series of lectures on
some general subject Last year the
series was on the social sciences.
The year before the subjects were
scientific, also.
This year it was thought that the
students might enjoy a change. It is
the aim of this course to present the
condition of literature of the present
time in all the countries of the world
which have an established literature,
giving a survey of the whole field,
yet with each particular division dealt
with by an expert A similar series
has just been given at Columbia Uni
versity in New York City.
Doctor Allen will speak on "Poetry
and Science," probably to show the
relation of the two, so that the gap
between the former scientific studies
and these on literature will not be
so wide. j
After Doctor Allen, the next three
with their topics will be as follows:
Dr. W. G. Manly, "Greek Literature."
February 25; Miss Eva Johnston,
"Some Twentieth Century Thoughts
In Latin Literature," March 4; Gaet
ano Cavicchia, "Some Leading Charac
teristics of Italian Literature," March
The dates of the others have not
been definitely decided, but they prob
ably will come in this order:
"French Literature as the Expression
of National Life and Character," Dr.
Chester Murray; "The Spirit of Span
ish Literature," by Jacob Warshaw;
"German Literature," by Dr. H. B.
Almstcdt; "The Relation of English
Literature to Modern Life," by Dr.
F. M. Tisdel; "Hamlet," by Dr. A. H.
R. Fairchild.
Defective Wiring Believed to Hnic
Started Fire at J. W. Gordon's.
The seven-room home of J. W. Gor
don, 1900 Paris Road, was partly
burned at 8:20 o'clock Friday night
It is believed that it was caused by
defective wiring. Mr. Gordon said
that he was not at home when the
fire started. The house cost $3500
and he carried only $2000 insurance.
All the furniture in the lower part
of the house was saved but that up
stairs was lost. The fire had gained
such headway by the time the fire
department arrived that it was im
possible to save" anything but the
lower story.
It seemed for a while as if the
house next door, the home of M. L.
King, would also burn. It was con
tinually threatened but men succeed
ed in climbing on the roof and wetting
it with the aid of a bucket brigade,
while others carried furniture out on
the lawn.
Xew State Constitution Is Favored bj
the University Dean.
Dr. Isidor Loeb. dean of the Uni
versity faculty, spoke on the necessity
of a constitutional convention for Mis
souri, at the annual meeting of the
Hannibal Commercial Club Thursday
nicht He said the numerous amend
ments submitted to the voters show
how the constitution has become un
sulted to the new conditions which
have arisen.
On motion of the secretary of the
club, Sydney J. Roy, the club en
dorsed the proposition for the sub
mission of an amendment calling for
a constitutional convention.
But In 3S7 A. D. It Came Two Days
Easter comes earlier this year than
it has at any time in fifty-seven years.
It came earlier In 1S56. . In 181-
Easter came a day earlier than it
will this year and in 3S7 A. D. It fell
even two days earlier.
Prof. J. W. Rankin Tells of the Bene
fits of Publication.
Today for the first time the Writers'
Club of the University of Missouri
presents its magazine section. The
section consists of two pages made
up entirely from the contribution of
members. It will be issued monthly.
Defects in the present system of
teaching composition in universities
arises largely from the fact that stu
dents write only for the instructor,
according to Prof. J. W. Rankin. Stu
dent compositions, hence, lack vitali
ty, the students considering their
work mere routine.
"Suppose a person were asked to
compose music which he knew would
never be heard, or to paint a picture
which he knew would never be seen,
would the completed work not show
lack of best effort?" asked Pro
fessor Rankin. "The situation in re
spect to student composition is ex
actly similar."
To remedy the situation a medium
for publication is needed. This the
Extra copies of this Issue
can be obtained by applying
at the office of the University
Missourian, Virginia Build
ing. Writers' Club endeavors to supply in
its magazine section. Writing for
student publications is a great
helD. It gives students an airr
and practice in adaptation. Writing
for a paper, however, which reaches
not only fellow-students but also the
outside world is even more valuable.
It gives practice in addressing those
whom the student is fo try to in
fluence after he leaves college, and
so gives reality and vitality to col
lego work.
"It will be of very practical benefit
to join the Writers' Club," said Pro
fessor Rankin. "More and more Eng
lish teachers in the universities are
seeing the gain to both student and
Instructor of composition framed for
general reading rather than written to
cover paper with a fancy."
University Has Only College Lodge In
The Masonic Lodge has a member
ship of about ' fifty-six thousand in
Missouri, according to Grand Master
Jacob Lampert, who is in Columbia,
The Temple Lodge of Kansas City
with a membership of 1,100 is the
largest in the state. Altogether there
are G23 lodges in Missouri.
The University of Missouri has the
only college fraternity lodge in the
state. It is composed of men who are
Master Masons. About twenty-five
members live at the Acacia House.
They gave a banquet for Mr. Lampert
last night
Mr. Lampert is in Columbia con
ducting a lodge of instruction. The
first, second and third degrees were
given. Eight lodges were represented.
"Hello Sweetheart" One of the Special
Xumbers at "Phi Gam" Dance.
The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
entertained with an informal dance at
its chapter house, 616 College avenue
Friday night "Hello Sweetheart"
was one of the special numbers on
the program. At this time the song
by that name was sung and small
candy-filled telephones connected
with a small copper wire and bearing
the label "Hello Sweetheart" were
given as favors.
The out-of-town guests were Mrs.
L. A. Fuller, Misses Jesse Raithel,
Virginia Williams of Kansas City;
Miss Sarah Painter, Jefferson City,
Miss Ruth Robertson of Mexico and
Miss Elale Brown of St Louis. Miss
X. L. Shouse, Mrs. Esther McGiil, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Dumas, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Brewer were chaperones.
E. W. Rusk to Audrain and C. M. Long
to Johnson County.
Two farm advisers were appointed
for Missouri counties by the Executive
Board of the University yesterday.
They are: E. W. Rusk for Audrain
County, and C M. Long for Johnson
Only two members of the board
were present: C. B. Rollins of Co
lumbia and Charles E. Ycater of Sc
dalia. Dr. J. C. Parrlsh of Vandalia
could not come.
Thomas C. Van Cleve, an instructor
in the University, was appointed to a
University fellowship for the second
semester. Miss Leota Ray resigned
as student assistant in educational
psychology, and Miss Dora Ross was
appointed to fill the vacancy.
Appropriations Measure Is
Introduced in House of
General Assembly.
FOR $200,000 LIBRARY
Biology Structure to Cost
$100,000 Is Included Also
In Measure.
The educational appropriations
bill, introduced in the house of the
General Assembly by O. H. Svvearin
gen, chairman of the appropriations
committee, late Friday afternoon,
provides a total appropriation of
$1,417,300 for the University of Mis
souri at Columbia for the next two
years. Of this amount, $325,000 is
to come from the general revenues
of tlte state and $892,300 from the in
heritance tax fund.
The total appropriation provided in
the bill for the School of Mines of the
University at Rolla is $219,000. Of
this $30,000 is to come from the gen
eral revenues and $199,000 from the
inheritance tax fund.
These buildings are proided for
in the appropriations for the Univer
sity at Columbia:
Library Building (this building also
to house the State Historical Society),
Stock-judging pavilion, $23,000.
Biology Building, $100,000.
The bill provides $15,000 for equip
ment for the new Agricultural Chem
istry Building and $8,000 for the
School of Journalism. A specific ap
propriation of $23,00p is made for
extension work.
The bill provides for a $43,000 ap
propriation for the fruit experimental
Appropriations for each of the
state normal schools arc included in
the bill and an Increase of 10 per cent
in the salaries of state normal school
teachers is provided. The total
amount set aside for all state educa
tional institutions is $2,C18.619.
University Man Will Speak Before
Educational Association in March.
Prof. J. D. Elliff is preparing a
paper on the "Uses and Abuses of the
Certificate Plan" to be delivered at
the meeting of the North Central As
sociation of Colleges and Secondary
Schools at Chicago, March 21. This
association is composed of the col
leges, universities and high schools
north of the Missouri line, west of
the Alleghenies'and including Colo
rado. Prof. Nelson Kerr of the State De
partment of Education at Jefferson
City is in Columbia today conferring
with Professor Elliff concerning the
work of inspecting the high schools
of the state.
Speaker's Son Will Xot Discuss Re
port He Is to Be Parliamentarian.
Bennett C. Clark, son of Speaker
Champ Clark of the National House
of Representatives, expects to leave
Monday for Washington, D. C. Mr.
Clark is looking for a telegram from
his father some time today, which
will definitely decide whether or not
he will leave the University of Mis
souri. He is a senior in the College
of Arts and Science of the University
and a junior in the School of Law,
and if he leaves will take up the
study of law in George Washington
It Is said that Mr. Clark will bo
the next parliamentarian of the House
of Representatives, but he declined
yesterday to make a statement on
this matter.
Final Tryout for Teams Will Be Held
March IS.
The men on the debating squad
have been assigned their work for
the final tryout that will be held
March 13. Those on the old age In
surance question are: Affirmative, Guy
V. Head, J. R. Cable, Frank R.
Chambers and Euene K. Lutes; nega
tive, Claude Cross, J. P. Smith, P. V.
Maris, Robert W, Jones and Paul
On the trust problem are the fol
lowing: Robert Burnet. C. W. Hawk
ins, W. R. Stahl. W. M. Stringer,
Arthur Wolfe and J. C. Young.
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