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ngine Bought by City Is 6-
Cylinder and U Horse
lncfnifcd Tank Has Pressure
of 400 Pounds to the
Square Inch.
The most striking exhibit in the
ir truck show is the Are truck
It by the Anderson Coupling
Fire Supply Company and
,ted on a Kissel Kar chassis.
equipment was purchased for
Columbia, 'Mo., fire depart
it and is to be gayly driven
ie next Thursday by a com-
tee that Is coming to Kansas
for that special purpose.
jte truck is claimed to have
'v 6-cylinder motor in the
i will carry a company
firemen. It carries a 50-
on chemical tank and 250 feet
chemical hose, besides 1,250
it of fire hose, Babcock extln-
iers and other accessories.
But the pronounced feature of
truck is the new differential
that is operated from the
rs scat. 11C great uanger
i fire truck or of any other
n nm
.TL-. ... frty Hint innltnr t flip
JJIWlOiUI ! " " "--. "
Jttdency to skid while turning a
loner at full speed. Hy throw-
b on the differential lock, how-
irer. the wheels are gripped so
fat they turn together, insuring
ifety. The lock also may be
Bed if a the chain or a driving
MulDilreaks Kansas City Star.
fcose persons who are anxiously
Hag to see the first run of the new
track will have to get to their
lows in a hurry, and then they
tee only a red streak, for the
1 nachlne has a speed of 50 miles
ie engine, bought from the Andor
Connllng and Tire Supply Com-
b, of Kansas City, Kan., at a cost
13.400. is a powerful C-cyllnder. 70-
cpowcr machine and has a guar-
ed speed of from 40 to 50 miles
!iour uhen fitted with pneumatic
i as It will be in Columbia. It
a wheel base of 148 inches, the
ie is of steel and the sides of the
body arc of sheet steel.
:medlately behind the driver's
Is the chemical tank. This tank
a capacity of 40 gallons and is
to a pressure of 400 pounds
square inch Above it is a re
Ing nosc-ur
ap hose-basket containing -'uu
emlcal hose.
body Is behind the chemi-
ill hold from 1.000 to
feet of regulation fire hose.
e the sides of the hose body arc
ladder standards. They will
i 48 feet of ladders, hoisting, roof
extension ladders. The running
s at the sides and rear are fitted
hand extinguishers, axes, hooks
fittings such as hand rails arc
ss The machine Is equipped
to alarms, a siren and an alarm
if the locomotive type. It will
carry a complete outfit of repair
e work of remodeling the fire
m Is nearing completion. A con-
floor with a work pit under the
e has been put in, and carpen-
we now building the quarters for
XeW Donnn nnd Walter Wray,
'. Students Lnst Semester, Wed.
Iter Wrav of Maryville, Mo , and
Xcllie Donan of Mound City, Mo.,
r students In the University,
married at 4 o'clock this aftcr-
at the home of the bride's par-
Mr. Wrav was a junior, coming
last year from Northwestern Unl-
to studv agriculture. Miss
a entered school last fall to take
in the department of home ccon-
noth left at the end oi me
7 will live In Maryville. Mo..
Mr. Wray is in business.
ickncy Is Baseball Instructor.
E. D. Hackney, who is training
Tiger baseball team, returned
a business trip to Kansas City
morafta and began work witn
eamHackney will coach the
until aHer the Easter holidays,
0. F. Field will take charge.
Lion-Like Weather Reaches Columbia
Several Days Ahead of Time.
The weather served out today by
the local office of the United States
Weather Bureau might be pleasing to
a fur seal or a walrus or something
of that kind, ut who wants to be
a walrus? Here Is the forecast:
"Rain turning to snow tonight or
tomorrow morning, clearing tomorrow
afternoon: colder tonight; much cold
er tomorrow." The "temperatures:
7 a.m 30 11 a.m 37
8 a.m 3C 12 (noon) 38
9 a.m 3G 1 p.m 35
10 a.m 37 2 p.m 34
William Hirth Talks on Rural Prob
lems at Moberly Meeting.
That Missouri has always had the
latchstring on the outside for home
seekers and that the state always has
good crops even when its neighbors
fall were two points brought out by
William Hirth. He was addressing
the Missouri Federation of Commer
cial Clubs at Moberly yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Hirth also stated that the farm
er was the most important citizen of
the state and that his industry and
success are essential to Its welfare.
In closing Mr. Hirth told the as
sembly that the population of the
state was becoming more dense and
that the farmer must now raise twice
as much on one acre as he did before.
In order to do this, better and more
scientific methods of farming must be
The afternoon session was taken up
by Curtis Hill, state highway engineer,
who made a plea for better roads in
rural communities. He also discuss
ed the plans and methods by which
good roads could be built without
much cost to the state.
Thirl j -Semi Couples Attend Thcta
Nil Epsilon Formal Dance
Twenty-seven couples attended the
forma! dance glen last night at Co
lumbia Hall by the local chapter of
the Thcta Xu Epsilon Society. There
were sixteen regular dances and four
extras, the dance closing at 1:30
The sccnth was a favor dance.
Each girl was given a little plaster-of-paris
skull on which was the name
of her partner for this dance. The
decorations were Thcta Xu skull keys
and fraternity and sorority wall-skins.
A three-course luncheon was served.
The chaperons were Mr. and Sirs.
C. L. Brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hill,
Dr. and Mrs. E E. Evans and Mr.'and
Mrs. A. W. Tcrrill.
Will Introduce (JoTcrnor Cox of Ohio,
Who Will Speak May l..
Governor Elliott W. Major will
make In May his first visit to the Uni
versity of Missouri since his election.
He comes to attend Journalism Week
at the University. He will introduce
to his Missouri audience Governor
James M. Cox of Ohio, who has ac
cepted an Invitation to speak Thurs
day, May 15. upon "The Xewspaper
and the Public."
Goernor Cox Is the editor of
two leading daily newspapers in Ohio,
the Dayton Xews and the Springfield
Press Republic. He has served two
terms in Congress, and was formerly
.i renorter and editorial writer on the
Cincinnati Enquirer. He was. elected
governor of Ohio last Xovember.
University Symphony Orchestra Will
Give First Concert Tonight.
The University Symphony Orches
tra will give the following program In
the Auditorium tonight:
Overture "Marriage of Figaro" by
Mozart: "Less Than Dust" and "Kash
miri Sontr." by Amy Woodforde-Fin-
den. M. Y. Fonvlllc; Torjussen's "Xor-
weglan Suite, "Dedication," "Legendc.
"At the Fjord," "Vision." Peasant's
March." "In the Xight," orchestration
by George Venable; "Barcarolle,"
HofTman: "Two Romances for Oboe,"
Mozart: "Valse," Poldint; "Triumph
al March," Beethoven.
Miss LouNe Stanley in Kansas City;
Miss Louise Stanley of the home
economics department of the Univer
sity spoke on "Conservation in the
Home" at the "open day" of the phil
osophy and science department of the
Athenaeum, this afternoon at Kansas
City. Herbert S. Hadiey, former gov
ernor, spoke at the morning meeting
to the members of the Athenaeum's
current events department.
Unique Book Published by
Senior Engineers Has
Tins' Object.
Data Prepared for Submission
to Companies Looking
for Men.
A position for every senior in the
four departments of the School of
Engineering as soon as he graduates,
is the chief object of a new book be
ing published by this year's senior
engineering class.
The book, which will be the first
of Its kind ever published by any
school of engineering, will contain
the picture of each senior, give his
school record and his outside experi
ence. A full page will be devoted to
each man.
"It Is a part of a general plan to
keep in touch with all graduates of
the School of Engineering," said Dean
H. B. Shaw. "We have a plan to get a
complete record of all the men who
have been graduated from this school.
The book that is being issued this
year will not only give us a complete
record of each man but it will en
able the bureau of recommendations,
which has been organized in the
school for the purpose of securing
An Opportunity for a
Woman Student
In the classified advertisements
in the Missourian for the last
three days has appeared a want
ad offering a girl student an
opportunity to work her way
through school by doing a little
work mornings and evenings for
a small family.
How Many Women
Students Read This
If you are looking for an op
portunity of this kind and failed
to read the want ads during the
last three days jou are the
The man or woman who suc
ceeds in these strenuous days
is the one who is always awake
to such opportunities.
Practically every day there ap
pears an "Opportunity" in the
Missourian Want Ad columns.
The persons who succeed are
the ones who read these classi-
fied "Opportunities" every day.
better positions for graduates, to find
a man suited for any position that is
found open."
The book Is called "The Missouri
Engineers." About 400 copies are be
ing printed. Besides the bound copies
fifty loose leaf pages for each man
will be printed. Part of these will be
given to the bureau of recommenda
tions, of which Dean Shaw is tha
head, and the rest will be given to
the seniors.
Copies of the book will be mailed
by Dean Shaw to all companies who
usually employ young graduates.
The loose leaves will be mailed to
companies writing for a certain kind
of a man. A leather bound copy will
be made for each senior "for his per
sonal use."
L. E. Hlldcbrand. assistant in the
engineering experiment station, is
editor In chief. R. E. Powell and J. R.
Hancock are assistant editors. H. E.
Thompson is business manager. The
cost of publishing the book was de
frayed by the senior engineers.
Death of a Former 31. F. Student.
Robert G. Wilson, Jr., a student in
the College of Agriculture of the Uni
versity in 1910-11. died at his home
at Lee's Summit, Mo., Monday. He
was 21 years old and was the son of
R. G. Wilson, a former collector of
Jackson County. He was ill one week.
The funeral was held yesterday after
noon. To Talk to Pierce City Farmers
Ashleigh P. Boles, secretary of the
State Board of Horticulture, left this
afternoon for Pierce City. Mo., where
he will address the Fruit Growers' As
sociation In the interest of their orch
ards. His subject will be "Markets
and Marketing."
Formal Reception to Be Fol
lowed by Dance Friday and
a Banquet Saturday.
David R. Francis and Wil
liam S. Cowherd Among
Alumni Who May Come.
A formal reception tomorrow night
to Columbia people will begin the
house-warming festivities of the Beta
Theta Pi fraternity, which will cele
brate the completion of the new house
on College avenue. The ladles who
arc to assist at the reception are Mrs.
J. C. Jones, Mrs. Walter McXab Mil
ler, Mrs. D. A. Robnett, Mrs. Curtis
Hill, Misses Katharine and Marjorie
Jones, Helen Robnett, Hazel Wilson,
Bernice Sturgis, Katharine Hinton and
Frances Dorsey.
There will be a formal dance Fri
day. The chaperons are to be Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Hockaday,
Mrs. C. B. Rollins, Mr. and Mrs. X.
D. Robnett and Dr. and Mrs. Walter
McXab Miller.
A banquet Saturday evening will end
the formal festivities. Allen D. Bon
nifield of Kansas City is to be toast
master. About 150 mciParc expected
at the banquet.
Betide these formal entertainments
there are to be buffet lunches, smok
ers and reunions of various sorts.
Some of the fraternity men -who have
been invited from out of town are:
George Fitch, writer or the "Siwash
College" stories: William It. Baird,
.former governor David U. 'Francis,
Senator E. L Gardner, Judge Shepard
Barclay, Judge William Jones and
Judge Stone, all of St. Louis; Wil
liam S. Co a herd. T. T. Crittenden.
'W. W. Wright, Boscoe Conkling, all
of Kansas City; Lieutenant It. E. Lee.
Lieutenant Lloyd E. Jones, W. T. Hard
ling. Stephens Hunter, A. D. Bonnifield.
, William Dulaney and C. E. Yeater.
Lecture on Art Will Tale the Place
of Panama Canal Address.
Oreon E. Scott, who was to have
given an illustrated lecture on the
."Panama Canal" at Assembly tomor
row morning, will not be here. The
films which he had expected to use
'here had ben packd for moving into
I another building and Mr. Scott could
not nnu tnem.
Dr. John Pickard will take his place
at Assembly, giving a lecture on
"Mural Paintings in America." This
will be illustrated with pictures of
some of the greatest paintings in pub
lic buildings. The first of these il
lustrations will be the dome of the
capital at Washington Among the
others will be the decorations in the
Library of Congress. Boston Public
Library, the state capitol at St. Paul
Minn., Baltimore Courthouse, Appel
late Court, Xew York City and the
capitol at Albany, X. Y.
This lecture will be timely in view
of the exhibit of mural paintings now
in Academic Hall, showing many
sketches and paintings by the same
artists that Doctor Pickard will speak
Leaes Real Estate and $50,000 Each
to Her Children.
The will of Sophia R. Lakcnan.
mother of Robert F. Lakenan, former
student of the University, was filed
for probate in Kansas City yesterday.
Mrs. Lakenan, who died about a week
ago, left to her two children, Mrs.
Mary L. Mattlage and Robert F.
Lakenan. her interest in the Ridge es
tate some other real estate and per
sonal property and $50,000 each.
One section of the will left to Rob
ert Lakenan, the son, a diamond pend
ant and several pieces of fine point-
lace with the direction that he give
them to his wife in event that he
New Books at Historical Library
The Historical Library has received
recently a number of valuable sets
of books. These books have come as
exchange donations. The most impor
tant are: Proceedings of American
Antlauarian Society, vol. 1-22; Maine
Historical Society Collections, vol. 5-
10; Western Reserve Historical So
ciety, Tracts 1-9; Journal of House of
Burgesses of Virginia.
Yearly Attendance Is Increasing Nen
Courses Ate Offered.
Probably a thousand students will
enroll in the summer session this year,
according to present indications. The
summer school is being constantly
broadened and every year draws more
students. In 1902 the number enrolled
was 409, in 1912 it was 726 and for
1913 the slogan is 100 students.
The statistics show the value of ad
vertising. Before 1912, no systematic
advertising of the summer school was
done, except the sending out of the
summer-session bulletins. The high
est enrollment was reached in 1910,
when the number was 576. In 1911
the number fell to 491. In 1912 the
University began systematic advertis
ing of the courses offered In the sum
mer school and the enrollment jumped
from 491 of the previous year, to
This summer there will be three de
partments open, the rural teachers'
course, the short course for rural min
isters and the work for regular stu
dents. A summer course in engineer
ing will be offered this year for the
first time. The course in journalism
will be broadened. Summer work in
forestry will be offered at the camp in
the University forest in the Ozarks.
Special emphasis will be laid on the
work for the rural teachers. Courses
will be offered covering subjects in
which examinations will be given for
county and state certificates. Three
evenings a week, an informal story
hour will be held for women on the
campus of Read Hall, immediately aft
er supper. These meetings will give
an opportunity of becoming acquainted
and will assist teachers In acquiring
the ability to tell stories interesting
ly. The short course for ministers will
begin July 22 and last till August 7.
I The problems of the country minister
I will be studied and lecturers of na
tional fame will speak. Among the
lecturers is Warren H. Wilson, su
iperintendcnt of the Presbyterian Dc
jpartment of Church and County Life.
The course will be non-sectarian in
i. :.!..( niii timl ntlipr Miniliers of
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Faculty to Attend Meeting.
Dr. A. Boss Hill, Dean F. B. Mum
ford, Prof. D. H. Doane of the Uni
versitv. G. L. Zwick of St. Joseph, cur-
iator of the University, II. J. Waters.
I former dean of the College of Agricul
ture of the University of Missouri, A.
M. Dockcry, former governor of Mis
souri and Sam Jordan, farm adviser
of Pettis County, will be speakers at
the Interstate Agricultural Congress
which will meet in St. Joseph March
6 to 8.
Doctor Hill is president of the Con
gress and will respond to the address
of welcome. The subjects or the other
speakers are: H. J. Waters. "Cooper
ative Handling of Farm Products";
Sam Jordan. "Farmers Cooperative
Credit System"; F. B. Mumford, "Ani
mal Husbandry": D- H- Doane, "Farm
Governor Dockery and Mr. Zwick
will act as chairmen of the sessions
the second and third days.
Professors Testing Device for Saving
Time in Shorthand Work.
The School of Engineering has a
dlctanhonc with which the various
professors are experimenting. It
has not been in use long enough for
them to decide fully whether or not It
is satisfactory.
Dean W. W. Charters of the School
of Education, in whose office it Is now
being tried, says:
"It's a creat thing; it's a great time
saver. It saves all the time spent in
writing shorthand."
The dictanhone is constructed on tne
same principles as that of the graph
ophone. Sermon hy the Rev. C. W. Tadlock.
T-nst nlcht the Rev. C. W. Tadlock
talked on "The Man Who Doesn't
Care." at the special services at the
Mpthndist Church. Mr. Pfaffenberger
sang "Does Jesus Care." The sub
ject of the sermon at 7:15 o'clock to
night will be "Contrasts Between the
False and the True Life." Mr. Pfaff
enberger will sing "Do You Mind the
M. F. Student Becomes Advertiser.
R. 51. Graham of Columbia, who was
a student in the University of Mis
souri last semester, went to Dcs
Mntnns Towa. this morning to take
a nositlon as advertising manager of
The Road-Maker, a monthly Journal.
Mr. Graham hell this position before
he entered the University.
Prosecutor Ready for the
"Ax-Murder" Trial
Subpoenas Served,
Only a Few Witnesses for the
Accused Man, Will Be
Called, Says Lawyer.
Fifty-four witnesses will appear for
the state in the trial of Lee Moore,
who is accused of the murder of his
mother and grandmother, at their
home on More's boulevard on Decem
ber 18. The trial will be called March
10 in the Circuit Court.
"I am ready for the case," said E.
C. Anderson, prosecuting attorney,
this morning. "I don't know what the
grounds of the defense will be, but I
have thoroughly studied the case."
Mr. Anderson submitted his list of
witnesses to Sheriff B. G. Sapp yester
day. Four from Moberly will be
called as witnesses.
"Subpoenas for thirty of the plain
tiff's witnesses have been served,"
said P. T. King, deputy sheriff, this
morning. "And sixty-five men have
been subpoenaed as a venire."
Ralph T. Flnley, one of the coun
sel for Moore, said this morning that
the witnesses for the defense had not
yet been definitely decided upon, but
that subpoenas would be placed In '
the hands of the sheriff within a few
days. He said that there would not
be many.
The crowd at the preliminary hear
ing of Moore was perhaps the largest
ever seen in the court room. It is the
belief of attorneys that extra men will
have to be deputized to assist in
handling the crowd at the trial.
"I don't know whether that will be
necessary or not." said Sheriff Sapp.
this morning. "But I know that
Judge Harris will not permit any
standing on benches or crowding at
the railing."
The subpoenas for the witnesses re
quire that they be on hand March 11.
although It probably will be later than
that before they are wanted. Several
days may be used in the selecting of
a jury.
f'nnnfr Cnnrf Kill Oflire of I'ountv
I ...
George A. Ridgcway has been re
appointed, county engineer by the
County Court. His salary is to be
$1500 a year. The following road
overseers also have been named: Al
bert Winn for district Xo. 9 and 17.
J. W. Brigg, districts Xo. 39 and 40;
D. M. Burnham. district Xo. 87; T. E.
Crump, district Xo. 91; F. L. Rip
pets, district Xo. 92; George Wll
liamsv district Xo. 50; T. A. Smith,
districts Xo. 61 and 62; L. L. Burnett,
district Xo. 82 and Ashland.
The court ordered a poll tax of 'Xr
to be paid by men between 21 and 50,
living without cities, towns and vil
lages and special road districts, and
a tax of 50 cents to be paid by all
others lhing outside an Incorporated
town or city. The tax within the
special road districts Is to be the same.
The levy for road purposes In special
road districts will be ten cents on the
$100 valuation.
Tigers in Good Condition for To
night's Game.
The Tiger basketball team Is In
god condition for tonight's game with
Kansas, with the exception of Craig
who has a bad cold. These will start
the game: Craig and Taaffe, for
wards; Bernet. center; Palfreyman
and Edwards, guards. Stern prob
ably will play a part of the games.
The game will begin promptly at
7:30 o'clock and the concert of the
University Symphony Orchestra will
not start until after the game.
No Class Room Rig Enoneh.
There arc about 240 students in the
class in preventive medicine this se
mester compared to 125 last semester.
There is not a classroom in the Uni
versity large enough to hold all of
them, so the auditorium of the Agri
cultural Building has been pressed In
to service.
A Mlaer Cat Vj Negro.
Henry Winn, a miner, was slashed
across the face with a knife by a neg
ro at a mine about three miles .south
of Columbia yesterday.

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