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Errata Dally fcy the StadeaU la the
8bl of JoaraalUm at Mm CalTtraltr
f MUoonrl.
Managing Kdltor.
UnlTeraltjr Miuourlao Association (Inc.)
J. Harrison Brown. President: Rntwrt
8. Mann, Secretary; Jane G. May. Ward
A. 7ttt. Paul J. Thompson, 11. J. Aicivay,
V. E. Hall. T. S. Ilodaon, Iran H.
Offlt-p: In VI rein la Ilull.llnc. Down Stairs.
Entered nt tlie I'ostofflce of Columbia, Mo.
as second-clang null matter.
Two Dollars a Year tiy Carrier or Mall.
The Opinions of a- Traveling Salesman and
a City Grocer Which Man's Argu
ment Do You Believe?
Another one of
Address all communications to
Columbia. Missouri.
Eternal torture!
those "dry holes?
The traveling man, who had Inquir
ed of the clerk at a Columbia hotel
where he could get a "drink," turned
from the desk with a look of utter
disgust. He was almost persuaded to
pick up his grip from the place where
he had just placed it and leave on the
first train for Mexico or some other
nearby oasis. He really was suffer
ing. His countenance showed it. He
wasn't an habitual drinker, he said,
but he liked a drink of beer at least
once a day, and when he wanted it
he wanted it badly.
He satisfied his thirst as best he
could with a soft drink and tried to
meet his customers that day in a con
genial spirit. But his hatred of a dry
town boiled high, ready to spill out at
the least tilt.
An honest old grocer finally turned
the salesman's kettle of wrath. He
wasn't unkind or discourteous. He
simply didn't want any of the goods,
the salesman offered. The contented,
satisfied look of the merchant irri
tated the disgruntled traveling man.
who, unable to sell his goods, could
at least tell the merchant what he
The Presidency is the highest posi
tion the United States can offer one
of Its citizens. It is an office of vast
importance and weighty responsibili
ties. It is the central point around
which revolves our complicated sys-!
tern of government But under our
present inevitable system of party
politics and constitutional require
ments the President is hampered and
harassed in many ways. There are
conditions which make it impossible
for him to render the most efficient
An amendment to the constitution
making the term of office six years
without re-election would' snap a few
of the fetters hlch hamper the ef- thought of h,8 town
ions or the President. The Senate
has passed such a resolution.
The policies and acts of the Presi
dent are certain to be influenced more
or less unconsciously, if not conscious
ly. In his first four years in office. Re
election is a goal which inspires to
political efforts. It is an inevitable
result, therefore, that the President
must become inveigled into political
strire. And this takes much of his
valuable time.
A President serving a single six-
year term would have more time to
become intelligently acquainted with
' the affairs of his office. He could
turn his attention more incisively to
matters concerning the public wel
fare. He could extend the executive
power In many needed ways. He
would have many more hours to spend
upon public business that formerly
were spent in the interest or politics.
His efficiency as a public officer
would be increased many-fold.
"No wonder you don't want to buy
any more goods. Your town is dead,"
he said. "Some day you will awaken
to this fact and you'll be voting the
saloons back in. I've never seen a
dry town yet that was a business town,
and I've lived in both kinds."
"Do you really think that a town
is better off with saloons?" The old
grocer spoke in such a calm, delibera
tive and inquiring manner that the
drummer smiled at him. The smile
was somewhat cynical.
Now for the Argument.
"Indeed I do. I've made a thorough
study of conditions and I've found it
out." He dropped down on a starch
box, which was near the stove, and
the grocer observed him from the
bench behind the counter.
"A man will trade where he can get
what he wants. When you drive out
the saloon you take away something
that 75 per cent of the men in the
country want. That's reasonable.
You just stop serving refreshments at
your church socials and see how
bench. But he didn't interrupt
"And how many young men have
been driven to indulge in the cocaine
habit when they can't get their drink
of beer? That is the saddest part
about all this local option question.
Is it sound policy to remove one evil
and replace It with another?"
The salesman looked straight at the
grocer and waited for him to answer.
But the man on the bench simply
crossed his legs and maintained his at
tentive posture.
"Hundreds of gallons of whiskey
come Into your town here every week.
Why don't you stop it? You can't
Then why don't you collect some rev
enue on it? You did 'hen the saloons
were here, but now you let the stuff
come in free and the city is without
that much money, which it might have
been using for the improvement of
your streets. This local option ques
tion is the most Inconsistent, Imprac
ticable movement ever conceived and
I don't see why men fall in with it. do
It was plain that the salesman was
"Well, all I know is what I have
seen." said the grocer slowly and
thoughtfully. "I have been in busi
ness here for twenty years. I know
this much I am selling more grocer
ies to more families than I did five
years ago when the saloons were here.
I have a customer whose family had
to be supported by the county when
the saloons were here. Now the man
draws wages regularly and pays cash
for his groceries. Oh, of course he
gets 'tight' once in a while, but it is
very seldom.
"I know that the Associated Chari
ties have had to help less persons
since the saloon went out, and It's
because there has been less drinking.
The police records show that for the
last four wet years 843 were convicted
of drunkenness, while during the past
four dry years there were only 547
with a population increase of almost
two thousand.
"I know, too, that almost twenty
miles of paving have been laid since!
saloons went out. We didn't have to
have their revenue. Hundreds of per
sons have moved here with their fam
ilies because it is a dry town. Hun
many people will come. You've got drtds of parents have sent their
to meet the public halfway. It's no ' Ds and girls here to school because
matter of morals with the other fel-1 there are no saloons here.
Who shall be our next President?
This is at all times a question for
the electorate to decide. The Con
stitution now adequately specifies the
qualification required for the office.
Where In the history of the Nation has
there been need for the single six
year term?
In the last election a President was
campaigning for re-election and ac
cording to a growing sentiment was
entitled to a second term. The elec
torate cast off tradition and votpd
for a change. In other campaigns the
voters have shown common sense and
independence in their choice of men
to fill the highest office In the Union.
Coming as the single term measure
does in the track of a campaign in
which a former president fought so
keenly for a third term, it looks as If
the measure were framed to prevent
this man from becoming President.
The single term measure is a blow
at the efficiency of the electorate. It
takes away from presidents the In
centive to work well In the hope of re
election. It would limit the choice of
the people In national crises. B
low. whether he drinks or not. Be-' "Seeing Is Belleviair."
cause beer or whiskey is here, he! "I know that my boy and my girl
doesn't have to drink it. Do you get lean go down Broadway and even on
my point?" (Ninth street without seeing someone
of things in general almost as well
as when a student, lacking of course,
the strenuoslty and full quota of en
joyment as when done in person.
It has been said that the best ad
vertisement a school can have is its
students and graduates. This is per
haps true but to "be the best advertise
ment one must keep up-to-date on the
progress of the school; and the best
way to do this, if you can't make fre
quent visits is to read the Mlssourian.
This brings me to another point
which in reality I started to write
about and this is the proposed stunt
week. Because of the many argu
ments that have been in the Mlssouri
an there Is little left for me to say,
but that I am strongly for It. My
friend. "Doug" from Wyoming has
Just about hit the nail on the head
with regards to the way most of the
alumni feel about commencement
week. It has but little interest for
the seniors, who are to receive de
grees, much less the alumni who have
passed the ordeal. What is there to
bring an alumni back at commence
ment time, especially if he is a long
way from Missouri? He will meet
only a few of his old acquaintances;
there is very little college spirit to
arouse the old time enthusiasm as
the majority of Ihe students are gone;
there arc few functions which are of
real interest to him so about the only
thing left to do is to wander around
and look at the campus and the old
buildings and a few new ones, which
I admit is certainly an Inspiration
but hardly strong enough to justify a
trip half way across the continent
or perhaps farther once a year.
But think, what a change there
would be if all of the departments
saved up their stunts until commence
ment week, a whole week full of
pleasure when one has nothing to do
but just have a good time. All of
the students would be there, one
would experience once more real col
lege spirit and there would be some
thing going on all the time. The
alumni would come back by the hun
dreds, where they now come by the
tens. They would meet their old
friends and classmates, class reunions
could be held and permanent class
organizations would be formed.
When the week was over all of the
"old grads" would go away re-filled
with the Missouri spirit, boosting
harder than ever for M. U., and begin
planning to come back next year and
bring another alumnus with him.
Don't you think that would be about
the best advertisement Missouri could
W. R. HALE, Agr. '12.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Washington, D. C.
to the action of the Democratic pri
mary. Felice Jadfe.
We are authorized to announce M.
L. Edwards as a candidate for police i
nifr snhtect to the action or we
Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce N.
II. Hickman as a candidate for police
judge, subject to the action of
Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce
James T. Stockton as a candidate for
re-nomination for police judge, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
City Attorney.
We are authorized to announce W.
M. Dinwiddle as a candidate for re
nomination for city attorney, subject
to the action-of the Democratic pri
We are authorized to announce D.
W. B. (Doc) Kurtz, Jr., as a candidate
for city attorney, subject to the ac
tion of the Democratic primary.
Arc You
Saving Time?
Do you buy'.
your toilet ar-i
tides at theji
Co-Op? They I
are kept only that
you may be save-1
ed the trouble of
a yalk down
town, i ou can get
what you need on
your way to classes.
Classified JVant dd
The cost of Missourian want ads is but a half cent a word!
day. They bring greater results in proportion to cost
any other form of advertising. Phone vour wants to 51
TO RENT A well kept front room
in new brick residence, newly furn
ished. 606 So. 5th. (tf)
719 Gentry Place.
TO RENT Two rooms
719 Gentry Place.
for boys.
for boys.
-Rooms, 415 South 6th.
You merchants are defeating your
own Interests by trying to play moral,
when you really aren't involved in a
moral question. If you have a friend
inai armies, use your influence on
him to cause him to be temperate,
but don't deprive every other man of
liberty in doing so.
"Now here's another mighty impor
tant point to consider. You're making
sneaks and bootleggers out of every
man from whom you are removing the
saloon. Is it any greater harm to
maintain saloons In the community
than bootleggers' joints and 'keg par
ties?' Many boys mere boys are
learning to drink here, who wouldn't
have touched It If they had been com
pelled to drink it from the bar. They
can easily hide away with the 'bunch
after dark and drink and they'll
drink three times as much. They
make hogs of themselves because they
know they can't get it whenever they
want It Local option fosters'intemper-
ance instead of temperance."
The old grocer squirmed on the
wallowing in the gutter. Even though
some whisky may be shipped in It
no longer creates dives and hell holes
into which my weak-willed neighbors
are tempted. I somehow feel that my
boy is much safer from temptation
without the saloons here. Now all 1
have told you, I know to be facts. It
doesn't sound so philosophical-like as
what you said, but I don't go much
on osophies. What I see with my own
eyes I can believe."
The sincerity of the grocer's talk
Impressed the traveling salesman. He
felt more than ever the desire for
that drink. He would drink two beers
now if they were obtainable.
"How long have you been without
saloons here?" he asked.
"Five years. We've voted them
down twice. The first time the town
went dry by about 50 votes and last
year, when we voted again, it went
dry by more than 200."
"And when will you vote again?" he
"Never." p. R.
TO RENT Rooms for young men.
722 Missouri avenue.
TO RENT One large front room to
young men. 806 Missouri avenue.
TO RENT Three rooms at 307 Col
lege. Phone 515 red. (d4t)
TO RENT Nice southeast room.
716 Missouri avenue. Phone 682
black. (d6t)
(Democratic primary, March 6, 1913).
For Major.
We are authorized to announce W.
S. St Clair as a candidate for re-
board if desired.
Phone 448 red.
room at 314 Hitt
desirable rooms;
510 South 5th.
Private party, with children, want 8
or 9-room modern house; large yard.
Can cive best rpffrpnnoa rcivA n.A
nomination for mayor of the city of;,n firB, PPnlv AMrmmm ." T. nr
nl..t.l- U a ! .,... I ---- - . ww .. 14. .. UU5
wmuiuia, Buujei-i 10 uie action oi me Missourian
Democratic primary.
It is reported that a Harvard pro
fessor for years, has gone without
Editor the Missourian: I wish to
say "Amen" to Miss Torr's letter
regarding the ever-welcome visitor,
the Missourian. While I am not
sleep. From the noise that we hear I quarantined in a little Western town,
at every hour in the night, it would
seem that we have some students who
rival the professor.
Students studying Spanish have an
advantage. inose Mexican names
that are pronounced the way they
aren't spelled give them no trouble.
vnu-re uie trains reiuse to run on
account of snow drifts, where the
temperature is about 60 degrees be
low zero and where one has to stay
In the house and commit the front
page of an old jssue to memory, I
am quite a long way from the Uni
versity of Missouri and were it not
for the daily visit of the Missourian
I'm afraid I would be very ignorant
of the happenings around my Alma
Mater and perhaps die of starvation
or become terribly dwarfed for lack
of such news. As It is, I can follow
the Tigers, root for them in spirit if
not in person, keep up with the stu
dent activities and note the progress
We are authorized to announce W.
P. Moore as a candidate for mayor of
the city of Columbia, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary.
City Marshal.
We are authorized to announce J.
L. Whitesides as a candidate for re
nomination for city marshal, subject
to the action of the Democratic pri
mary. We are authorized to announce
James Hale as a candidate for city
marshal, subject to the action of
the Democratic primary.
City Collector.
We are authorized to announce
Berry W. Jacobs as a candidate for
city collector, subject to the action
of the Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce W.
F. Hodge as a candidate for city col
lector, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce E.
W. James as a candidate for city col
lector, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce R.
J. Bouchelle as a candidate for re
nomination for city collector, subject
You can materially reduce your cost
of living the Second Semester by
renting one of these Modern rooms
for Students.
PICTORIAL Log of the
Fleet cruise around the world
fifty cents at Campbell & Alexand
This same book formerly sold
$3. Your library is not complete i
out one. (M)
LOST A ten dollar bill. Flai
please return to W. P. Shaw, Y. MLft
A., and receive reward. 31
DANCING lessons given prlratsV
ous conley. 448 white. (d
WANTED To rent two modat
adjoining rooms by young muiM
couple. Must be close to Unlvent
Address "Rooms," care University
sourian. (gy
WANTED Work by a negro
18 years old. Phone Charity Or
lzation, 889, between 1:30 and
P. m.
WANTED Work by studeui
room and board. Address A.,
Missourian. fd
S.M. HARDAWAY Plays for
ces. rnone 186 green. (d
WANTED Every student ori
tlon in the University to give
chance at their printing. Pro,
Letterheads, Envelopes, Plai
Posters, or anything In the Job p:
ing line. Rush orders our spe
Our new location, 804 Walnut stmtl
New Guitar Building. Phone 48.
Columbia Printing Co.
Diamond Rings $18 to
nlnger's Jewelry Store.
TO RENT One comfortable front
room; neatly furnished; low rent; 709
Lyons street (d6t)
TO RENT Two furnished
1015 Walnut street
3-16 cant
4 ,
$20 at Hm-
FOR SALE Special Frat Jewelry,
and class pins made to order. He
ningers 813 Broadway. (dM)
auiuauuuiGij we nave serea
used automobiles which we will
at a bargain. See them at the garaft
John N. Taylor. (dllt)l
glasses. Office second floor
Guitar Bldg.
TO RENT Desirable, first-class
room on first floor; modern house;
Rent low. 810
nicely furnished.
What would Sherman, who had his
own ideas of war, say about the Mex
lean situation?
FOR SALE Good cord wood In any
quantity. L. p. Stephens, phone 694
that new Spring (Easter) Suit $16
to $35. Tailor made. Best fit; and
guaranteed. University Tailoring Co
18 North 8th St
And It Had Been Coming to Scoop For Three Years
GO SKATING at the Roller
tonight admission 25c: half bio
norm or Wabash Station. Oh,
Joy of gliding around the ball!
three HUNDRED Rexall Res
edies. All guaranteed; a remedy fa
every ailment, at Columbia Drug
corner Ninth and Broadway. (d3)l
es, tie pins and Bracelets. Henn
ger's, 813 Broadway. (U
SEE the new sanitary head
at the STAR Barber Shop. No
men rest head In same place.
wing absolutely sanitary. Fellov
take no chance on skin diseases. Co
in for your next shave or hair cJ
cai io juccnange National Bant -i
Talks by Forestry Stadents.
V. C. Follenius gave a talk on the
influence of forestry on the lumber
industry at a meeting of the Forestry
Society Tuesday night M. W. Talbot
read a paper on the eucalyptus.
Officers were elected for the remaind
er of the year. They are: President,
V. C. Follenius; vice-president E. L.
Anderson; secretary, Maurice Gibson:
treasurer, R, B. Clay.
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