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ft y. FIFTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1913 NUMBER 176 I u TO EWE SCOPE OF Board Decides to Give Bet ter Opportunity for Vo cational Training. ADD SIX TEACHERS Will Take Advantage of the New Law for Training Teachers. 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 cision. 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 Pittsburgh. 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 joung housemaid. ALIEN RILL CAUSES CHAOS California GoiernorV Attempt to Quell "Hysteria" IneffectiTe. 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 is reached. 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. COLUMBIA HIGH SHOWERS AM COOLER Weather Bureau Says There Will Be Unsettled Weather. 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 Anna. 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 Made Today. 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" of Japan. SUED FOR OXE-FOURTH MILLION Son nf Mayor Is Defendant la Chicago Libel Case 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 Inter-Ocean. "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 Missouri. 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 Sciences. 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 School Day. 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 Discrimination. 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 Wilson said. 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 policy. 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 Prescriptions. 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. E NOW ATJTANDSTILL Agents are Told by Compan ies Not to Write Ordina ry Risks. EFFECT OF ORR BILL Petition to Ask for Repeal of Law and Competitive Basis. 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 ance." 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 question. 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 Weekly Meetings. 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. INURANC US IS KAXSAS CITY MAX TO TALK Assembly Lecture Xext Tuesday by L. A. Halbert. 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 youths. 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 City's Business. "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 help it." 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 for action. "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 Purchasing Committee. 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. COOPERATION URGED IN JUVENILE OFFICE Charity Society Would Unite With County Court in Probation Work. EMPLOY ONE MAN Combined Salary Would Gel More Efficient Worker Among Offenders. 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 tho work. 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 itlatlve." 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 child. 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 lescence." J 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 Club. 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' Independence. ''