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An Errata Daily fcr the Stedcats l the
ScbMl f Jtirullim at the University
f MUMori.
MsnsrlDg Editor.
University MItsourlan AiioclatloD (Inc.)
J. Harrison Drown, president; Bobert
8. Mann, Secretary; James G. May, Ward
A. NeS. Paul J. Tlioiuiison, II. J. McKay,
W. E. Ball, T. S. Uudiou, Ivan U.
Office : In Virginia Bide Down Stairs.
Entered at the l'ontoffice of Columbia, Mo,,
as second-class mall matter.
Two Dollars a Year by Carrier or Mail.
wlthoat Its having the appearance of
The fundamental and underlying
principle of the Kansas City Board
of Public Welfare is municipal control '
of municipal affairs. Problems of
housing, recreation, crime, poverty.
and conditions under which employes
work are vital to a municipality.
They should be dealt with as municipal
problems. By taking the role of a
With Some Side Observations on Styles in Hair
cuts What Man Undergoes to Con
form to Custom.
Addreos all communications to
Columbia, Missouri.
Well, what of the trouble with Ja
What if Nebraska has found another
Wiiat if the Mexicans did steal an
aeroplane and its guard from the
United States?
What if Charles M. Schwabe says
that the Steel Trust is a public bene
factor? What if it is the straw hat season
and uo have discovered that our last
year's lid has had a trunk resting
on it all winter?
The State Board of Horticulture in
sists that the fruit crop will be the
best in years.
Wo should worry.
"Yes," said the man who had been
waiting an hour for the magic word,
"Next," "They say old Job had a hard
luck story. But when brought down to
pioneer in municipal control of so- the present-day and compared with the
clal problems, Kansas City is paving! trials which we men must endure, the
the way for a solution of the many oioiicai sunerer naa an easy time of
complex problems of city life.
After Thoughts on
Journalism Week
When you hear a young man who is
employed by some business concern
say our store or our omce. It Is
a sure sign that the boy is working
for the best Interests of his employer.
The boy who manages to get to
work at the appointed time and watch
es the clock for thirty minutes before
time to quit, never says "our" busi
ness. And it is a sure sign his mind is
somewhere else rather than on his
work. He will never bo anything
more than an employe. His chances of
advancement are small. The boy who
feels that his work is part of him and
that the business is partly his will
keep on going up.
(This is what E. R. Schauffler, edi
tor of "Missouri Notes" in the Kan
sas City Times, thinks of Columbia.)
Journalism Week at Columbia is
over, we have dusted the cobwebs
from the sanctum and are back on
the job once more. We have snatched
pearls of wisdom as they fell from the
lips of the mighty, have smoked and
chattered with a lot of the fellows
who make this column possible and
have studied carefully by moonlight
the matter of coeducation. It Is
all fine business and the Hon. Walter
Williams deserves a vote of thanks
from every newspaper man In the
Also, the good dean and the people
of Columbia and the University are
certainly experts in the matter of true
hospitality. No newspaper man or
politician, even, for that matter-
came to Columbia and failed to re
ceive the utmost courtesy and enter
tainment. There were ball games,
motor rides and dinners strung along
to break the monotony of too much
improving advice, and there was a cor
dial glad hand for everybody, men.
women and politicians
A significant fact was pointed out
by the Rev. Henry P. Cope of Chi
cago a few days ago when he said:
"We need a careful guarding of the
whole range of mental food, more
strict than that maintained at the
kitchen door."
The foundation for mental disease,
like that of physical defects, is laid
early in life. The mind of the child
is often poisoned by constant associa
tion with immoral companions or by
unwholesome reading. The young
minds are especially susceptible to
outside influences and such impress
ions easily become a part of the
Every child should have at its dis
posal plenty of good books and mag
azines. A well-selected library should
dc in every scuooi-room and every
home and the child encouraged to read
as soon as it is old enough.
Parents cannot be too careful of the
associates of their children. Most
children can be taught to seek only
the best companions and to avoid
those of a vicious disposition.
Many more people are victims of
mental dyspepsia than of the physi
cal sort. It is more serious since it
affects not only the individual but may
bo a menace to all with whom be
comes in contact.
Col. J. West Goodwin and the fa
mous beaver hat were very much on
the job all week and everybody was
mighty glad to see 'em. There was
always a gang around the colonel,
begging for stories of the old Sedalia
Bazoo, and generally getting them.
Colonel Goodwin was distinctly a
headliner, as the theatrical folk have
If you want to start something with
the good wife, just quote her a few of
the remarks that Mrs. Sarah Tyson
Rorer of Philadelphia, special writer
on cookery, had to offer at Columbia.
Mrs. Rorer says keeping house is the
easiest job in the world. Why,
shucks! says she, after a hard day's
work she comes home and tosses off
the housekeeping In three-quarters of
an hour, just like that. Nothing to It.
Mr Rorer's remarks were punctuat
ed by snorts of suppressed scorn and
rage from the women journalists and
housewives of Columbia who heard
it. Look at that fellow Adam and his
rib. Eve. Styles didn't worry them,
no matter which way the wind blew.
And then you never heard of Jonah
leaving his supper so that he might
beat some one to the chair to get his
hair trimmed before attending a
dance. He felt sure that it made
very little difference to the whale
whether he wore a 'feather-edge' or
a 'german-round hair-cut on the
yatching party. Now, when old man
Sklnclothes decided to make an after
noon call on Miss String O'Beads in
the good old days at Cliffville, he
didn't have to interview a tonsorial
artist in regard to his appearance.
Yes, it's awful, the grasp the bar
bers have on us."
"That's about right," said the man
next to him as he laid down the
barber shop copy of the Police Ga
zette. "The barbers certainly do die
tate to us. Did you ever stop to think
about the many different styles in
hair-cuts? In fact, they are charac
teristics of types. Now for instance,
just imagine attending a musical con
cert where the main character wa3
bald-headed. You would demand your
money back, crying to the heavens
that you were defrauded. Or think
for a moment of a moving picture
hero rushing forward at the critical
moment and rescuing the beautiful
Belinda from the clutches of the vil
lian. What if the hero did not have
long, wavy, curly, chestunt hair for
the heroine to pat as the Aim ends.
Then again, imagine the weak broth
er of the play, usually an escaped con
vict, wearing anything but the style
which is so universally popular at
jails and other hotels of that nature.
You can't do it,"
The Pirate Style.
"Right you are," returned the first
waiter. "I had never thought of that,
but it's so. Just because they say
Ovid Bell of the Fulton Gazette ar
rived In Columbia "a little disabled
but still in the ring." A train started
too soon and he was thrown and
shaken so that he had to get about
the campus on crutches. But he kept
on grinning.
According to Mitchell White of Mex
ico, who usually tells the truth, it
was a Missouri woman who Invented
the slogan, "Hasn't scratched yet."
Referring, you know, not to a Mis
souri Democrat, but to a variety of
soap powder. And the Missouri wo
man got only 25 for a cry that has
brought the soap people hundreds of
thousands of dollars, Mitchell says
Interest in the Kansas City Board of
Public Welfare has been created here
through an explanation of the work
by L. A. Halbert, superintendent of
the board, in a lecture at the Univer
sity Assembly. Social workers rec
ognize the welfare board as a novel
yet competent method of dealing with
many municipal problems.
The Idea of a legal aid department
and welfare loan agency might well
be applied in a community like Colum
bia. Small claims could often be ad
Justed if an attorney could be had
free of charge to the person who is
unable to pay for one, A debt of a
dollar means much to a poor person.
The free legal aid bureau of Kansas
City goes after small claims just as
earnestly as it does after large ones.
The municipal loan agency furnishes
honest poor people emergency relief
H. F. McDougal, the able city editor
of the Maryville Tribune, got away
from the home town this week for
the first time in eighteen months. He
says he saw a lot of quaint sights In
Columbia, among which was a w. k.
bank president tethering his cow on
the courthouse lawn and then proceed
ing blandly to his place of business.
And yet they say there ain't no priv
ileged classes!
old 'Cap' Kid wore his hair hanging
down on his shoulders, a pirate who
did not wear his the same way would
he no more feared than the little
comic-opera war which was held
recently in Mexico. And along this
line, of course, one wonders who was
the first doctor to allow his hair to
effervesce down over his face until it
reached a point two inches below his
chin. Up to a short time ago a man
couldn't be a doctor unless he fol
lowed this fashion."
The conversation ended as the first
speaker went to his vivisection in the
third chair. The other reclined his
head and reflected over what had been
said. He had never thought much
about hair-cut styles of wearing the
hair, either with the male or the fe
male of the species. In fact, he had
merely taken his regular afternoon
each month as it came, and borne it
much the same as he would the one
spent in the chair of the family den
tist. It was something which had to
be done for the betterment of all, so
the sooner done the better.
He usually went down after dinner
and got a good comfortable seat near
a window where he could look out and
see all that went by. Then he would
begin a systematic reading of all the
sporting publications in which the
shop abounded. He closely examined
the vaudeville magazines and their
pictures until the laziness of the after
noon caused him to become drowsy.
A half hour's sleep and he would
awaken for his treatment at the hands
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01 an inaiviauai wno roacnea ins iiair
and looked as though he would like
to let his razor slip neckward. Now
as the barber cuts away, the mind of
the man in the chair moves from the
vicinity of the unpleasant activities.
He begins to think of the customs
and styles of hair cutting of the past
and present, not only in his own land
but In others.
As They Do la Russia.
A friend of his who had traveled
a great deal had told him of the
customs in Russia, He said that
when the young girls were married
they shaved their hair off and wore a
wig from that time on. The idea was
the destruction of their charms now
that they had found husbands. He
remembered that his friend had fail
ed to say what means they resorted
to in order to hold their husbands
after the loss of their charms. Then
he remembered the story of the Fi
jian women who also shaved their
heads, but whose husbands spent
much time in growing a luxuriant
mass of hair. Then, too, the Koreans,
who begin at the age of seven to
cultivate a topknot which in later life
they hold sacred and to which they
pin their faith and high crown hats.
Somewhat like them are the Chinese,
who in order to be pe-que-liar, let
their hair grow from one small spot
to form a pigtail that dangles down
the back.
Then he remembered the pictures
of Gorge Washington that hung in
the little country school house to
which the teacher always pointed for
an aid In teaching the lessons of
truthfulness. How he used to admire
him in his striking pose as he looked
across the ice-choked Delaware. How
he wondered at his white fluffy hair
which he plaited just like Sallie
Hawkins'. Then one day he learned
of this great man's deception. He
wore a wig. His hero crumbled and
lay in a heap. What man could lead
an army and wear a wig? What man
could be truthful? Ho knew old
Squire Dobbs wore a wig, because he
had let a hook-and-line down and
caught it once when the Squire was
out the, window as the barber laishes
putting the soap all over his face
and on one eye. Naturally his girl
passes with the meanest fellow in
school. He attempts to rise out of
his chair, but the barber's grip is
death like and he writhes as the
couple pass on laughing.
From now on he does not care if
the razor does slip. Then comes the
powder, a dab here, a dab there and
all is through. No, not yet, another
and final dab of powder and the
artist stands off and frowns at his
quivering subject. He turns the chair
around so he may see himself in the
glass. The barber asks if it is all
right The man in the chair is well
satisfied, fearing that another attack
will ensue. He takes his collar from
the boy and rushes out The trying
ordeal is over; he has conformed to
the customs and styles by having his
hair cut He is now happy, but oh,
how he longs for his boyhood days
when his hair protruded through the
top of a rusty straw hat, and he did
not care how far it protruded.
G. W. G.
Br. aa Mrs. Bargess te Parts, (,
Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Burgess left tbh
afternoon for Paris, Mo. Doctor Bar
gess will accompany W. .M. Ferreli
Mrs. Burgess' father, to Rochester
Minn., for medical treatment Mr.'
Burgess will visit her mother during
Mr. Burgess' absence.
ChrisUaa College Alamnao Lnaeaeti.
All graduates as well as formr
students of Christian College are re
quested to be present at cK.is day ex
erclses at 10 o'clock Tueslav m.
Ing, May 27, at Christian College, to
take part in the Memorial exercise
at 11 o'clock and to aMcnd the
Alumnae luncheon at 1 o'clock.
Luncheon tickets $1.00. For further
Information and for luncheon reserva
tions telephone immediately to Mrs.
John T. Mitchell, number i50. (adr)
calling on sister Jane. He knew how
much story telling it took on his part,
his sister's part, his mother's .part
and the rest of the family's part in
order to fix things up so that the
old Squire would not close down the
mortgage. So if George Washington
wore a wig, and knowing the story
telling that wigs cause, he was ever
afterward a bit skeptical about the
cheery tree incident.
A Strip la The Ear.
He was aroused from his reverie
by a pain In the ear; the long scis
sors had snapped too far. He winced.
but let It pass. It was merely an
other of the happenings of the after
noon. "My, aren't women lucky," he
thinks. "They do not have to go
through this ordeal. I w,ish I was so
bald that I would have a debate with
myself each morning just how far I
should wash my face in order not to
give myself a shampoo." He gazes
Pearl Neck Chains
But at prices to salt yoar parse.
NECK CHAIN, solid gold clasp,
for $ie.eo
Foar Yolaateer for Foreign Field at
Lectare of J. W. Lowe.
"Missionary work today offers a
wonderful life opportunity to young
men of the University who are prepar
ing themselves for work In education
and the practice of medicine," said J.
W. Lowe, a missionary of Laichowfu,
China, before he caught a train out
of Columbia Wednesday. Mr. Lowe de
livered an address to the young women
of Stephens College Tuesday and in
spspired four volunteers for foreign
missionary work.
Mr. Lowe, accompanied by Mrs.
Lowe, Is visiting colleges throughout
the United States, and especially in
Missouri, in the interest of foreign
missionary work. He has been a mis
sionary in Northern China all his life.
He is on his way today to Lexington,
Mo., where he will address the young
women students of Central College.
There have been 2,000 additions to
Mr. Lowe's church in China in the
last two years, more than in the first
fifty years of missionary effort in that
country. He believes China is in the
midst of a great awakening, which Is
strongly Influenced by the new re
"I am positive this new republic
has come to stay," he said. "The
new president is in sympathy with
our work. He has shown his interest
in many ways. He gave a reception
in Pekin to the medical missionaries
who served during the famine and the
plague and administered to both sides
in the recent revolution. He ex
pressed sympathy with the efforts of
the l. M. C. A. at a convention In
Pekin and his appeal for the prayers
of all Christian countries, which he
sent out April 27, is strong evidence
of his feeling. There soon will be ab
solute liberty granted to Christians
throughout the empire.
Miss Ethel Ramspotten of Gallatin,
Mo., a niece of Mr. Lowe, is accom
panying him on the trip through Missouri.
Dainty Little
Diamond Rings
OTHERS iM to stee
ii ims nme oi tne vear
your mends, brothers, and
sisters are graduatinir from
the high schools and col
leges of the state. The se
lection of a gift is a prob
lem, it must reDresent
you, first of all. To your
mends it should represent
the University of Missouri.
Our souvenirs are dis
tinctive. They stand for
Missouri. Your friends
will be pleased with them.
We have a full line of col
lege jewelry, both in the
silver and in gold. Our
leather and felt goods are
new. Thev are artistic and
of good quality.
vAJiue m ana let our
salespeople help you to se
lectyour gifts.
Classified JVant Ads.
The cost of Missourian want ads is but a half cent a word a
day. They bring greater results in proportion to cost than
any other form of advertising. Phone vour wants to 55.
WANTED TO RENT A five or six
room house, close to University. Ad
dress H. D. Kearby, Savannah, Mo.
Speaking of privileged classes, there
is Omar D. Gray, owner of the Colum
bia Statesman and the Sturgeon Lead
er and other things too numerous to
mention And yet that man another
example of the arrogance of great
wealth sat out on the grass and told
a circle of Missouri editors that he is
skidding rapidly toward the poorhouse
on a greased toboggan.
It will be graUfylng to all loyal
Missourlans to learn that Governor
Major, In addiUon to his other accom
plishments, is able to hoist a lag
gracefully. The governor dedicated
the aew-lag pole at the University I
. Ill I rm . . '
i mwui murasay. aac ran up
014 Glory amid the plaudits of the
admiring throng, as the o. f. reporter
would put It.
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TO RENT Unfurnished rooms. $4:
furnished rooms, $7. 505 Conley,
phone 448 white. rtf
FOR RENT Furnished house during
summer months; modern; within three
blocks of University. Phone 1104
green or address "B" University Mis
sourian. (tf)
WANTED Students for private les
sons in Bookkeeping, Shorthand aad
TypewriUng. Terms reasonable. Phoae
503. (tf)
LOST A dark blue serge jacket at
Rollins Springs, last Tuesday even
ing. Finder please return to 116 Col
lege avenue. (d3t)
For your
house for June and July. Apply to
W. Elwang. (fljt)
FOR RENT Large modern well
located house of 13 rooms. Good lo
cation for sorority or fraternity. Call
or address J. c. Schwabe, North
Eighth Street. City. (tf)
fust off the Campus on Ninth
WANT TO TRADE Foot nice farms
for town property. Come and see us.
Batterton and Estes. (dl4t)
LOST Friday aight, a cold Heck
lace with five amethysts aad one pearl.
Finder return to this office and receive
reward. . (4jt)
WANTED i To help
Phoae 244 Red.'
with sewjag.
DANCING lesson, gives privately!,
505 Coaler. 448 white. U4)
FOR SALE Modem 10-room hoase,
sleeping porch, alia basement with
granitoid floor, large yard with bars.
etc. Excellent locaUon opposite State
Farm residence. Terms very reason
able. 811 College avenue. Phone 8M
red. (tf.)
FOR SALE One Flemish oak din
ing table, one sewing machine and
other household goods, all in excellent
condlUon. 202 Thllly avenue. Phone
772 red. (o3t)
FOR SALE Modern six-room house
on Rosemary lane. Not yet finish!.
Large sleeping porch, living porch sad
breakfast porch, hardwood floors.
Easy terms. Inquire of Mrs. J. H.
Crews, 600 Conley. (Mt)
FOR 8ALX Moera six-room
oa Rosemary lane. Not yet Hal
Large sleeping perch, living porch i
breakfast porch, hardwood
Easy trau. Iaaaire of Tars. J.
Crews, Iff Cmtity. (
FO BALE Six room cottage; aaW
smoke house; chicken house; j& "
garden; also fruit; paved street l
Windsor. 8. S. Keith, phono 45.

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