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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1913
TO EWE SCOPE
Board Decides to Give Bet
ter Opportunity for Vo
ADD SIX TEACHERS
Will Take Advantage of the
New Law for Training
The Hoard of Education of the city
public schools decided last night that
the Columbia High School students
need a better opportunity for voca
tional training. A number of new
courses will be added and six more
teachers will be employed for the next
school year as a result of their de
The board voted to take advantage
of a law passed by the last Legisla
ture which gives state aid to high
schools maintaining a teachers' train
ing course. A special teacher will be
employed for this course. The pur
pose of the course is to train high
school students for rural school teach
ing Only juniors and seniors of the
high school will be eligible. Upon
completion of the course the state
superintendent of schools will give a
two years' certificate allowing the
holder to teach in any county of the
state. and after two years' successful
experience, supplemented by twelve
weeks' normal, college or university
work, will give a first grade certificate.
The high school will get $750 from
the state for this course.
Mechanical drawing will be intro
duced and manual training will be of
fered eight periods each day instead
of four periods as is given this year.
The seventh grade boys also will be
given an opportunity to work in the
manual training room from 2:30 to
4 o'clock each day.
Domestic science will be another
new course offered. A teacher will
be hired to give her entire time to this.
There will be a new assistant in the
science department who will devote
his entire time to biology. Miss Meta
Eitzen, wiio has been teaching both
physics ami biology, will teach only
physics next year. The new teacher
is to give the students a greater num
ber of hours In which they can take
either of the courses.
At the Fred Douglass school for
negroes, an additional teacher will
devote her entire time to domestic
bcience. and a second teacher will
teach only manual training. A room
will be equipped for teaching domestic
science, and a new room will be built
and fitted with benches and other
equipment for manual training.
The board authorized J. E. McPhcr
sou. superintendent of city schools,
to investigate different makes of fire
extinguishers suitable for school
houses. SCHOOL CHILDREN OX A STRIKE
Protest Airulnot City Superintendent In
Ity t'nltoil r-R.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. April 22. A lit
tle girl, 4 years old, was struck and
killed by a street car here today while
attempting to join a line of march
ing school children who had gone on
a strike. Hundreds of children com
prised the line. They quit their class
es in protest against the continuation
in office of S. L. Heeter, school super
intendent Heeter was recently ac
quitted of a charge against him by a
ALIEN RILL CAUSES CHAOS
California GoiernorV Attempt to Quell
ItX fnllrd I'rcs.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 22. The
legislation which Is pending in the
senate for the exclusion of aliens
from land ownership is in a state of
chaos. It is impossible to foretell the
extent to which the debating will go
or the number of amendments which
will be attached before a final vote
The anti-legislation sentiment is
strong, but its advocates are divided
on three amendments. The statement
of the governor decrying the "Hysteria
and wild outcry" has had little efTect
on the situation.
Suffrage Victory There.
Iljr United I'res.
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22. The
equal suffrage amendment passed the
senate today by a vote of 26-22. As
the house has noit passed the measure
it must now pass the 1915 session and
then be approved at the poll before
the amendment becomes effective.
SHOWERS AM COOLER
Weather Bureau Says There Will Be
The Weather Bureau forecast Is:
"Unsettled weather with showers to
night or Wednesday. Cooler Wednes
day afternoon or night." The temper
atures for today were:
7 a.m C5 11 a.m 77
S a.m 70 12 (noon) 78
9 a.m 72 1 p.m 80
10 a.m 74 2 p.m 81
.MRS. ETTA HOISE HEAD
Funeral Held at Hone, SOC Tandy
Street This Afternoon.
Mrs. Etta House died at 3:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at the home of
her brother. Frank Mohr, 806 Tandy
street. Mrs. House was the daughter
of Jacob Mohr. She was born in
Woodford, III., and was 46 years old.
She had been ill almost a year from
cancer and heart trouble. Mrs. Mohr
was a widow. She leaves four chil
dren. George. Estelle, Walker and
The funeral was held at her home
at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The
Rew A. B. Bay ley conducted the ser
vices. SHY TRUSTS THRIVED
Democrats Rap Republican
Rule in Tariff Report
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON. April 22. The re
port of the tariff revision bill submit
ted to the House today by the Demo
crats of the Ways and Means Com
mittee said, that the trusts and mo
nopolies thrived under the epublican
regime and that "competitive tariff
to reduce the high cost of living" Is
imperative. "Shots" were taken at
the Payne-Aldrich Law and the pres
ent high tariff policy was denounced.
The report declares that the high
tariff in no way represents the choice
of the people.
The report interpreted the Balti
more convention pledge with the belief
that the pledge contains two essential
ideas the establishment of duties de
signed primarily to produce revenue
without thought of protection and that
this should be obtained by legislation
without injury to legitimate industry.
The Democrats estimate that the an
nual receipts under .the new tariff
law will be over 1900,000,000. This
leaves a deficit of about 168,000,000
to be cared for by the income tax.
In defending their action in putting
sugar and raw wool on the free list,
the Democrats say that they have re
sponded to the demands of the public.
Congress has the power to lower the
income tax. the Democrats point out,
and can prevent either a treasury sur
plus or deficit. They declare the in
come tax as the "fairest and cheapest
of all taxes."
U. S. TO AID OF JAPANESE
President, llnneier, Hopes That Cal
ifornia Won't Make Trouble.
ISy United Press.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 22.
The federal government of the United
States will aid Japan lh" court action
to declare unconstitutional laws pass
ed in California which Would make
aliens who are "ineligible to citizen
ship." incapable or land ownership.
The Department of Justice will in
tervene as a "friend of court" Imme
diately after any legislation is passed
which President Wilson and Secretary
Bryan believe unconstitutional.
The President is hopeful that Cal
ifornia will follow the government
wishes. The administration does not
question the right of a state to enact
a law for its own protection but con
siders the wording of the law the all
important question. The phraseology
of the law will determine the final at
titude of the President.
Officials fear an outbreak of anti
American feeling among the "jingoes"
SUED FOR OXE-FOURTH MILLION
Son nf Mayor Is Defendant la Chicago
W. II Moore, son of Mayor W. P.
Moore, and a former student of the
University, has been made defendant
in a $250,000 libel suit brought against
the Chicago Inter-Ocean by Andrew
Lawrence of the Chicago American.
Mr. Moore is managing editor of the
"To think that a man would sue
me for $250,000. Surely my credit has
gone up," he writes his father.
COLUMBIA AND M, U,
TO BEARJ CENTER
State Association Is Planning
Eight Branches for
EXHIBIT H. S. DAY
Prof. M. C. Carr Says Plan
Will Enable Better
Methods of Study.
Columbia and the University of Mis
souri are to become one of the eight
art centers of the state, according to
the plan of the members of the fac
ulty and the students in the fine and
manual art departments, who are go
ing to organize a branch of the Mis
souri Association of Applied Arts and
A meeting was held at the Gordon
Hotel Building last night at which a
committee was appointed to elect offi
cers and to plan a program for High
School Day, when the art teachers
will be in Columbia. The members
of the committee are Miss Eva Wink
ler. Miss Louise Arnold and J. Murray.
A conference with the visiting teach
ers and an exhibition will be held in
the art rooms the morning of High
Other art centers will be at Kansas
City, St. Louis and the towns where
there are state normal schools.
"The Idea is to bring something
other than mere routine into the lee
ture room," said Prof. M. C. Carr
this morning. "The students will be
able to get outside experience simi
lar to that which art students get
abroad. We are to have meetings
every two weeks at which we shall
criticise one another's work, ask
questions and read journals.
"The art center will also be a sort
of bureau of art information and will
help those who are already teachers
and those who intend to teach art.
At present the teachers In the various
schools are practically isolated."
IL S, ENTERSJAP CASE
Wilson Asks That California
Avoid Making Invidious
Ity United I're-is.
WASHINGTON. April 22. President
Wilson said the final w'ord of the ad
ministration in regard to the Japanese
uestion in a telegram to Governor
Johnson of California today. He' ask
ed that the legislature be urged to
state the act in such a manner that
it "cannot form any point of view
which can be fatally challenged or
called into question."
The President also suggested that if
it should be deemed necessary to ex
clude aliens from the ownership of
land, that it be done along the lines
already followed by several other
states and foreign countries, includ
ing Japan herself. Invidious discrim
ination will inevitably draw in ques
tions of treaty obligations. President
The President protested against the
discrimination in this case and he said
that he also believed that California
should respond when the matter was
presented as a question of national
Representath'es Baker, Kettned and
Church of California appealed to the
President this morning to continue
ihis "hands off" policy. They sug
gested that if the administration would
hold off Interference, the measure
might be submitted to the people un
der the referendum to ascertain the
real sentiment of the state.
SHORTS IX A LOXG CASE
According to Weather Signal It Means
Trouble for Physicians.
One Long and four Shorts, while
one Short longer than any of Colum
bia's weather signals, means trouble
for some one. The case of Dr. O. M.
Long, charged with writing prescrip
tions for liquor to be used for other
than medicinal purposes, comes up
April 28. Four Shorts are witnesses,
W. L. Short, Mrs. W. L. Short, James
R. Short and Edith Short
DR. MIKEL PLEADS GUILTY
Court Fines Him For Writing Liquor
Dr. H, F. Mikel. cnarged with writ
ing illegal prescriptions, withdrew
plea of of not guilty and entered plea
of guilty. He was fined $40 on each
of seven indictments yesterday.
Agents are Told by Compan
ies Not to Write Ordina
EFFECT OF ORR BILL
Petition to Ask for Repeal
of Law and Competitive
Since the passage of the Orr Bills,
the insurance agents in Columbia,
like those all over the state, are
"sitting steady in the boat" to see
what will turn up. In the opinion of
most of them, the selling of any insur
ance at all, unless the bills are re
pealed, will depend upon a liberal in
terpretation of the spirit of the bills
by the state officials.
W. W. Garth, Jr., of the St Clair
Garth Company, has received a letter
from the Citizens' Insurance Company
of St. Louis which represents the type
of letter sent out by most of the com
panies to their Missouri agents. It in
forms the agent that he is not to write
any more insurance of any kind until
he ret eives instructions from his office.
It also tells him to make use of no
book or pamphlet of prices or rates
issued by any person, association or
bureau that purports to make insur
ance rates. The letter intimates that
the agent will soon receive instruc
tions as to the writing of ordinary
risks but implies that the agent will
not be allowed to write any special
risks for some time to come.
Also Affects Loans.
Mr. Garth says that the greatest
damage done by the bill here will be
its effect on loans. "The companies
here are turning down loans because
they are afraid they won't be able to
get the insurance," he says. "Every
fire insurance company that has been
doing business In Columbia for any
length of years has lost money. Since
October $75,000 in policies has been
paid. It is an unprofitable field for
fire insurance. Columbia and Carroll-
ton are considered the most unprofita'
ble fields in the state for fire insur
On the other hand, Columbia is con
sidered the best town of its size in the
state for the writing of life insurance.
The University professors are consid
cred good risks."
The average rate on frame, shingle-
roofed dwellings is only 40 cents on
the $100, but on business houses the
rate runs as high as $4.50. This is
usually due to abnormal risks, such
as the use of gasoline on the premises
and very poor electric light wiring.
Agents Are Idle.
The members of the Smith, Catron,
Evans Company think that no one
knows where he stands on the insur
ance question the insurance compa
nies, the agents or the state officials
This firm like the others is writing no
insurance until the question is decided
one way or the other.
It is thought that a test case win
be tried immediately to determine the
Before the Oliver Bill was passeu
two years ago insurance rates were on
a competitive basis. The passing of
this bill caused rates to be furnished
on cver sort of risk to every compa
ny writing insurance in the state. To
establish this rating In Missouri cost
the insurance companies about a quar
ter of a million dollars. This amount
was of course charged to the policy
holders in Increased premiums.
The first Orr Bill, recently passed
by the legislature, repealed the OlUer
Bill, while the second Orr Bill made
it a felony to write insurance under
any sort of rate, calling it an infringe
ment of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.
There 4s a petition being circulated
now asking that the second Orr Bill
be repealed and the companies put
back on a competitive basis.
A DIXXER AXD SMOKER XOW
Commercial CInb Changes Hoar of Its
In place of the regular noonday
Commercial Club luncheon next Thurs
day, there will be a dinner and
smoker at 6:30 o'clock that night In
the Virginia Grill. Besides speaking
and general discussion at this meet
ing, a statement of the financial con
dition of the club will be presented.
This will be the first monthly smoker
and will be continued throughout the
summer. No money will be raised at
this meeting. Those who can not get
to the dinner at 6:30 o'clock may come
after the dinner.
KAXSAS CITY MAX TO TALK
Assembly Lecture Xext Tuesday by L.
L. A. Halbert, general superintend
ent of the board of public welfare of
Kansas City will give an illustrated
lecture on "Giving the People a Good
Environment," at Assembly next Tues
day morning. The board of 'welfare
has control of charity and correction
work of the city. It has a thorough
system of charity work, maintains a
working place for unemployed labor
ers, conducts a loan bureau to protect
the people against loan sharks, pro
vides amusement for a great many
persons of the poor class and looks
after the wayward children and
Dr. C. A. Ellwood said that this
board was considered a great socio
logical experiment. Very few cities in
America have such a board. Mr. Hal
bert will use a number of stereopticon
slides showing the working of the dif
ferent branches of the board.
TURN ONJHE LIGHT
Mayor Would Have No
Dark Corners in The
"Yes, we are talking about city bust
ness, but what is the business of the
city is your business. Sit down."
Mayor W. P. Moore pointed to a
chair in the corner of his office.
"There are no secrets in city bus!
ness, you know," he said to the man
who had just come in. "There will
be no secret sessions of any kind not
even an executive session of the cit'
council while I am mayor, if I can
Then he resumed his conversation
with a man who had called to talk
with him about city affairs.
"Appointments to city offices will be
made as soon as an ordinance is pass
ed providing for the administration of
the city water and light plant," h'
said. "I will call a meeting of the
city council tomorrow night, if I can
get together all the facts and figures
I want by that time. Anothe ordi
nance Vill be presented to the council
"I am trying to do what I think
is best for the city and I believe the
citizens are with me. Yesterday after
the change I made at the water and
light plant, more than 150 called here
to endorse my action. I do not think
the next meeting of the council will
be as stormy as the last one."
At present Miss Snowdon Willis,
bookkeeper, is attending to the office
business of the water and light de
partment. The mayor occasionally
walks across from his office on Ninth
street to oversee matters.
SAW STREET FLUSHER AT WORK
Demonstration GivenDown Tonn for
A demonstration of a street flusher
made by an Iowa firm was given
downtown today. A committee con
sisting of Mrs. W. T. Stephenson,
Claude Wheeler and Mayor W. P.
Moore, has investigated other similar
machines and hope to decide upon
one in a few days.
The committee made a trip to St.
Louis for the purpose of examining
street flushers. A member said this
morning that the matter would be
determined in the next day or so.
Old Trails Contention in Kansas City.
The National Old7 Trails Road As
sociation will hold its second annual
convention In Kansas City April 29
and 30. Dean Walter Williams, presi
dent of the Missouri Old Trails Asso
ciation, is on the program for an ad
dress Wednesday morning, April 30.
The meetings wilt be held in the
auditorium of the Midland Building.
To GiTe a One-Act Play. ,
Miss Elizabeth Morgan Gibbons, a
post graduate In the school of ex
pression at Christian College, will
gfve a recital in the college auditor
ium at 8 o'clock tonight. She will
give a one-act Irish play, "In the Land
of Heart's Desire," by William J3utler
Yeats. The recital Is free.
Xew President for Maryiille XormaL
Tra Richardson, professor in the Nor
mal School at Maryville and a former
student in the University of Missouri.
has been promoted to the presidency
of the Normal School.
Reporter Secretary to St. Loals Mayor.
Thomas II. Rogers, a St. Louis newa-
Mur rpnnrter. former student In the
University of Missouri, has been ap-
nointPd nrivate secretary to me new
mayor of St. Louis, Henry W. Keil.
IN JUVENILE OFFICE
Charity Society Would Unite
With County Court in
EMPLOY ONE MAN
Combined Salary Would Gel
More Efficient Worker
The juvenile court committee o
the Charity Organization Society wil
ask the County Court to com
bine the county probation offici
with that of the field secretary of tb
Charity Organization Society. Th"
committee thinks the work of th
probation office will not take the en
tire time of one person and that i
the two offices are combined the in
creased salary will make it possibl
to get a more efficient person fo
The provision for a juvenile eour
as passed by the State Legislatur
makes it mandatory for the probat
judge to try all juvenile cases withii
the county. The County Court I
authorized to appoint a probation of
ficer, who shall investigate and fol
low up the cases of juvenile offenders
"The probation officer is the main
spring of the court," Prof. C. A. Ell
wood said yesterday. "We are gc
ing to ask the court to combine wit
the Charity Organization Society an
get an efficient man for the plac
The probation officer should be ma
ture and thoroughly Interested 1
children. He should understan
juvenile courts and be a man of in
The members of the committee are
N T. Gentry, the Rev. M. A. Har1
Dr. J. E. Thornton, Prof. C. A. Ellj
wood, G. B. Rollins, D. A. Robnet?
P. G. Harris, W. T. Cross, Mrs. C. W
Greene and Mrs. James Wrench.
TOLD OF HAMLET'S LIFE
Dr. Falrchild Speaks on Shakespeai
can Character at Assembly.
Hamlet's changes in character an
nature as portrayed by Shakespear
were dwelt upon in the address c
Dr. A. II. R. Falrchild before As
sembly this mornfng. The diaintc1
gration of the nature of Hamlet, a
accomplished by the great Englis
writer, was the greatest achlevemen
of the play, according to Doctor Fail
The speaker followed Hamlct,'s ca
reer and life through its man
changes. He portrayed Hamlet th
university student, a young man c
high ideals, who saw no evil and be
lieved none. Then he carried hit
through the period of disillusionment
through the tragic events that com
pletely changed the esthetic aspect o
his life. He showed the latter Hamle
so unlike the early character I
many ways, but still unchanged as re
garded his ideals of nobility and un
selfishness, despite his criminallt
and desire for revenge.
"It was not that Hamlet wante
to be what he was but that he coul
not help being so," said Doctor Fair
child. "There arc many theories a
to why Hamlet failed to act and stil
we know he did all that a huma
could do. It was a tragedy of adc
The speaker told of the suddenl
acquired knowledge of evil, the deal
of Hamlet's father, the hypocrisy an
sensuality of his mother and the oth
er events that changed the high
minded young university student Int
a character of tragedy, Into whose fl'
nal career was woven the tragedy c
eight lives. Including his own.
E. A. IKEXBERRT IX COLUMBIA
Xew Farm AdtNer Getting Final In
stractions From D. H. Doaae.
E. A. Ikenberry. who has been ap
pointed farm adviser of Jackso
County, is now in Columbia. He wll
spend the week here receiving hi r
final instructions from Prof. D. I:
Doane, state leader. His appoint
ment Is for a three-year term at ajjj
annual salary of $2,500. j'
Mr Tkrntierrv was graduated frorl
the College of Agriculture In 1913
He was president of the Agriculture
Miss Edna Andersen Marries.
Miss Edna F. Anderson, a forme
student In the School of Journalise
at the University, and John B. Hatch
inson, were married last Saturday l;j'