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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1914
AT BUFFET SUPPER
Informal Gathering Takes
Plait ut Showy Display
DR. A. ROSS HILL
Formal Speeches Made by
Hil, Pilkington and
300 PERSONS PRESENT
Will 11- Mayes, T. J. Worn
all and Cornelius Roach
Make Informal Talks.
The ("ilt't upper last night was an
innovation "i 'iitertainint" visitors to
Wiit i tli'- first members of the
crowd lilt"! through the tlonr of the
irgiin.i It-.i Room, tliey missed the
rUstomai iijolii full of tables, with
how display of napery.
and Bias--. Instead, they
savv a It
hint; tables down the mid
die "I II"
tuga t lii
loom rovered with plates "
-alad, boiled ham, Sara
tomatoes ami rolls. Each
person p't Kt-d up a plate and can led it
off m .ut li of a chair. (
At tir I Iht-iv uas confusion, e-qiec
iall until mole chairs had be-n
hroiiclit in to accommodate the crowd. I
Soon iiowevt-r, the guests arranged!
them lit- in f roups and began to eat
lialaiu uiv their plates on their knees. 1
La i Ho v went hack to ttie tables
for d'M-ri. I'oiree and cigars were
the only Hunts that were passed.
n Informal Gathering-.
The. spirit of informality continued
when tin- meal :o' over, i'lates were
disc artlt-ti the men lighted their cigars,
and all drew their chairs toward the
speaker- at the south end of the hall.
K ln.ksiales, president of the
Conuiiern.ll Club, welcomed the visi
tor? and introduced President A. Ross
Hill ar ioa-.tmast.-r.
A I. I'.ixbv. huniorht of the Ne
bra.ka Stale Journal, was the first
speaki r He kept his hearers chuck
ling willi In-- reminiscences, wound
up with a touch of sentiment and left
hurriedh tu latch a train.
W .1 1-ilkiiie.lnu. sometimes called
the p.ilh Sunday" ol the commercial
world -pokt net. His talk was &e
rious dt.ilinr with the problem of the
small tow ii
Beioit introducing Mean Walter
Williaiur- tin last speaker on the pro
gram I"., iiteiit Hill called for iu
foimal talk troiii Will II. -Mayes, di
rector ol ih new school of journalism
at Te.x.i I uivt-rsity; 'I'. J. Womall of
Liberty M.i one of the curators of the
Cimer-in .mil Cornelius Roach, sec
rttary oi -tale.
Thiee hundred persons attended.
PilLiinM,,,, Sees .Mail Order Menace.
"Till.-. ..ir- tioin today we'll he
sending tiire-hiug machines by mail."
said Mr Pilkiiigton. "That may give
you -oiu. id. . i as to what the mail
order bu ot the future is going to
be and ai .. what the retail merchant
and the n. w -paper will have to tight.
"The ..in. ..nil of mail order business
has dniil.lt. I within the last tour years.
The mail ..ider interests are spending
thousand of dollars to get the weight
limit rtui.H.d on the parcel post sys
tem Wi.. ii tl.ev get that done the re
tail in. i. ham will hae suffered his
great, t t.n.w
"Thou and- and thousands of small
ueriliuiif are olim out of business
every j,.,i Thousands of towns are
gouu ..II in. map. .Many towns of 500
or ih. population yesterday are whist
line p., I '..day It has been brought
about !.. li. in. reased mail order bus-iucs-
,,,, in 1,,-tter transportation
throiici, Hi.- ii- of the automobile.
I .nuiiilrali d tli-trilmlioii.
"Th. i. tijv .,-,.n an immense con
centr;.ti..n oi the systems of distribu
tion Today most of the large de
parting nt -lor.--- of our cities are con
troll. ui. . w ork capital.
"W. -,. jiit now learning that
town? .1 . not consist merely of build
ings ai.,i ! u tories and smokestacks,
but oi i. . ., and women. We must look,
then a. .-ii own young men and wo
men to n ..k- tli.-ni a power in the com
is part ot me worn
But the publisher has
the biggest part of it because he has
to talk to so many more than the uni
versity can reach.
"The small town, the community
life, is the life of, a country. Every
nation that has ever fallen in this
world has fallen from the disturbing
influences of some large center of
population never from some small
community or communities."
Publisher Hits a Problem.
.Mr. Hilkitigtou says that the problem
of the publisher is to educate the re
tail marchant in advertising teach
him to use the mail order house's
own weapon. The local merchant is
the life of the country publisher but
still most publishers are doing nothing
to keep the local merchant from going
out of existence.
A. L. Bixby Talks of Humor.
"Grasshoppers drove me into the
field of journalism." said .Mr. llixhy.
"They were in the country where I
lived for four years and they ate
nearly everything up. So there was
nothing else to do hut eo into a news
"Humor must have kindness and
gentleness in it Humor that has
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diaries agvi tat leiu, nun sptmc
at Assembly jcslerdai. t right, . T.
('entry til Columbia.
poison in it. isn't humor. Kverybodv
needs kindness and th.' more you give
of it the more you have.
"The man who tries to be- humorous
fails. It should come natural. Humor
should be kind and generous. 1 always
try to be independent in what 1 say
but the blue pencil often comes be
tween me and m independence."
.Mr. Bixby said the crime of the age
is making the means to live the object
of living. He told of a man who had
been working and saving all his life.
Now lie lias a fortune but his money
won't buy him anything because lit
is out of the habit of spending.
"He is only a sample," said Mr.
Bixby. "He has been so busy making
money that he doesn't know his own
tamily as well as 1 do and 1 don't
know them very well."
This was -Mr. Bixby's first real visit
to .Missouri although he has lived in
adjoining states nearly all his life. He
said that he had seen more horses on
his trip here than he had seen in ten
years in Nebraska, "and most of 'em
were mules," he added.
Dean Williams Tells of His Trip.
".My body is just getting back to
Missouri my spirit has never been
away." said Dean Walter Williams.
"On my trip I found Missourians ev
erywhere; found some on the govern
ment dam in Egypt and some damning
the government in other countries.
"Journalism is the oice of the
people sometimes all; sometimes
few. Sometimes it is feeble; some
times it is harsh and rasping; some
times it is kind and gentle. It is
everywhere. It is the town meeting in
print; the open house to new ideas in
In Japan the newspapers are not
very highly developed, according to
Dean Williams. They are too closely
,..,nml. Physical equipment limits
the publication, too. for it takes 4.00(1
characters to set up the average Jap
anese paper. The most peculiar thing
he found there was the jail editor, cor
responding to the old-time whipping
boy of the English princes. This jail
editor goes to jail and serves out the
editor's jail sentence whenever the ed
itor does something that displeases
"The American newspapers could
improve their writing by h study of
the French newspapers: they could
Kt.t a lesson in comprehensiveness
from the English newspapers: they
could be more accurate if they follow
ed the example of the (Sernian news
papers and they could learn a lot of
everything if they would study the
Spirit of Senlce Crons.
There is one thing I found true
of the newspapers all over the world
I'geav.. Inx w7vi r-l'iiMf I1 1 ii iniifcia
C, MARTIN WINS
S100 POETRY PRIZE
"Tolstoi, or Prometheus Be
friended," Takes the
IS JUNIOR ACADEM
Lamar Man's Verse Is Best
Submitted in Last
Walter Clare .Martin of Lamar, Mo.,
a junior in the College of Arts and
.Science, has been awarded the Field
Prize of $liiu for the best original
poem to be submitted by an undergrad
"Tolstoi, or Prometheus Iiefriend
ed" is the subject of the poem. It is
written in Spenserian stanza, there be-
I ins; twelve stanzas in the poem. Three
other poems were submitted upon
"Tolstoi." one upon the "Ilalkan War."
and ten upon the "Santa Fe Trail."
The subjects of the poems were lim
ited to these three subjects and the
verse forms were confined within cer
tain limit-. The committee of award,
which consisted of the members of the
English faculty, expresses pleasure at
it has been four years since a poem
of sullicient merit was submitted to
win the prize. The poems were the
b st this year of any that have ever
been submitted, except possibly the
fust year, according.' to Prof. A. II. It.
The prize was lirst offered in 19U
I and was won by -Miss hula Belle Wold
ridge, who graduated in that yeir
I Another contestant was Harry hjon.
who is now a magazine writer In
1 "The committee of English profes
I sors are verv pleased with the fifteen
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year." said Prof. Fairchild. "We think
that the plan of restricting me meiei
;md the subjects has hail a line effect
and that we will not have another
three years in succession in which a
good poem is not submitted."
and that is that they are becoming im
bued with the spirit that they must
give some service in return for what
they get from a community. They are
working to do something for the peo
ple." lVan Williams told of visiting an
old Hindu editor in northern India.
The old editor remarked: "This will
he a fine old world when it's finished"
to which Dean Williams added: "And
won't we have a line time finishing
it." Dean Williams thinks that is ex
pressive of the modern newspapers.
They want to help in making the
world better; to be of service.
IllSflSS 111-ITER 1.I11EL LAWS
.Missouri Press Association Believes
Present Syslcin Is Unfair.
'ri... M;k-...rl Irc Asportation ill
its meeting yesterday afternoon dis
cussed better libel laws for the State
of .Missouri. A committee will study
laws of the various states and report
at the meeting of the association in St.
houis in the fall.
The present laws makes a court con
sider an editor, who is sued for libel,
guilty of the offense until he has
proved his innocence. It was pointed
out that in a libel case, as in all other
trials, the accused should be consid
ered innocent until he is proved guilty.
The question of exchanging adver
tising for transportation on the rail
roads was discussed. The preseilt in
terstate commerce law prohibits a pa
per from exchanging advertising far
transportation with a railroad in an
other state. The Association voted to
instnut its members to write to their
Congressmen ami Senators to have
that section of the law repealed.
A resolution to oppose an increase
in the mail rates on newspapers, was
passed. The use of Government en
velopes was condemned.
The Association is investigating the
proposition of going to the San Fran
cisco Fair next -March.
HOW TO GET CI1MTLATI0X
Editor Who Increased His Own, Talks
V. M. Hailey. of the Barry. 111.. Rec
ord, told of his experiences in getting
circulation this morning. He said that
to get circulation, a paper must have
quality and that to get circulation an
editor must go out after it. He said
that the premium and contest plans of
circulation did not get the desired re
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IN MEDICAL SCHOOL
"Clinical Medicine and Sur
gery" Is Title of
IS FOR SOPHOMORES
Will Also Better the Univer
sity's Student Health
The University of .Missouri has es
tablished a new department in the
School of .Medicine to be known as
the department of clinical medicine
and surgery. The primary purpose of
this department will be to offer in
struction in physical diagnosis and
minor surgery and bandaging to .stu
dents in the second year of the medi
In its classification of medical
schools with the grades of A. U. and C.
the American .Medical Association has
provided for a special classification of
a few of the best schools with the des
ignation of A plus. The School of
.Medicine or tlie University of .Missouri
has been recognized as belonging with
the A-plus class, and it is now virtu
ally required by the .Medical Associa
tion that schools in this class main
tain such a department and offer sat
isfactory instruction to second-year
medical students in the elements of
medicine and surgery.
Dr. Woodson .Moss. Dr. (iuy h. .N'oyes.
at present connected with the .Medi
cal School, and Dr. .Max W. -Meyer,
now in general surgery in St. houis
hut formerly professor of gynecology
here, will constitute the stalf of that
department and will divide the teach
ing among thein in accordance with
their special interests.
In addition to the teaching work re
quired, tho department will have
charge of the student health service.
which has grown to such proportions
that Dr. .Moss has found himsolf un
able to handle all of it alone.
The work of the department will
be rendered much heavier in the fu
ture because the Board of Curators
last year passed a rule providing that
eveiy new student entering the Uni
versity must be given a physical ex-
.iiiiiieiiinii Thai rule will go into
effect at the opening ot the session
The new department with its larger
stalf will also he able to give more;
adequate attention to the care of ath
letes and other students who may be
specially subject to accidents, and to
give advice to the deans regarding ex
cuses Iroin physical training and
drill, reduction of schedule of studies
and the like on account of physical
EIGHT COLLEGE EIHTOKS -MEE'I
.Missouri Colleuiate Press Association
to St. Louis in Fall.
The Missouri Collegiate Press Asso
ciation voted yesterday to have its
next meeting at Washington University.
St. 1-ouis, in the fall. St. houis news
paper men will be asked to address the
The association was organized only
a few months ago. Its aim is to bring
about better co-operation among the
editors of the college papers of .Mis
Eight college editors were present:
They are: Dale Wilson, The Delta, -Mis
souri Valley College. Marshall; George
P. Marshall. Westminster Fortnightly,
Fulton; F. E. Fowler. Central Colle
gian. Fayette: Harry E. Katcliff, Drury
Mirror, Springfield; Einmelt h. Arnold,
Drury Mirror, Springfield; Harrison
Brown, University Missourian, Colum
bia; John W. Jewell, University Mis
sourian, Columbia, and John T. Hard
man. Central Collegian, Feyette.
C. II. Duncker of Washington Uni
versity was elected secretary, although
unable to be present.
HELTA GAMMAS IX CAHAKET
Sorority Affair Is for Its Scholarship
The cabaret which the Delta Gam
ma sorority is giving tomorrow after
noon and evening is for the benefit
of its national scholarship fund. Mem
bers of the sorority say that it will
prove as entertaining as any cabaret
in New York. Mr. Wallace McGowan
of Kansas City is to assist as tioor
The sorority announces that If the
hours named In the invitations are
not convenient in certain instances,
these guests will be welcomed at an
7 p. m. Band Concert on the
S p. in. ".Making of a News
paper," 11. X. Hickey, editorial di
rector. The Seripps-McRae League
of Newspapers, Cleveland, Ohio.
".Mexican Mediation Joe -Mitchell
Chappie, editor of the Na
tional .Magazine, who is just back
from the Niagara Falls conference.
r.VSKTTLEII WEATHEK TO COME
Not .Much Change in Temperature,
"Generally fair weather tonight, be
coming unsettled tomorrow; not much
change in temperature," is today's
forecast of the United States Weather
Bureau The temperatures:
7 a. m C5 11a. m. . . .
S a. m 67 1 (noon).. . .77
y a. in 7u 1 p. m 78
lo a. m. .72 2 p. in. .. -.80
'JOE CHAPPLE" HERE
Editor of Magazine Will
Speak on Mediation
Joe Mitchell Chappie arrived this
morning from Niagara Falls, where
the mediators are wrestling with the
Mexican uroblein, and will speak at 8
o'clock tonight in the Auditorium on
the Mexican question.
He was down in Old Mexico when
the call for mediation was made, and
he went at once to Niagara Falls to
be on hand when the negotiations be
gan. That is the way with Mr. Chap
pie he goes everywhere anything im
portant happens. And when theie
isn't anything special going on. he
stays in Washington. D. C. waiting for
something to turn up.
.Mr. Chappie is editor of The National
Magazine. He writes the greater pail
of it himself. That is tlie reason "Joe
Chappie." as he is known in every part
of the world reached by American
magazine literature, is alwajs where
things happen. - -
Joe Chappie has "the happy habit.'
Probably no editor has more personal
friends among prominent men in all
callings and ranks of life. As a young
newspaper man he went to Europe
and interviewed John Ruskin and be
came the fast friend of the sage or
Brantwood. He met Gladstone, Bis
marck, Sir Humphrey Sullivan and
many other prominent European?. His
den is a museum of famous auto
graphs and curios, gathered from his
world-wide travels and acquaintance.
II. N. Rickey, editorial director of
the Scripps-McRae League of News
papers, will follow Mr. Chappie on the
program. Mr. Rickey is at the head
of a string of twenty-five papers,
among which is The Cleveland Press.
During the Spanish-American War
he directed the work of gathering the
Hews In the field. He started work
as a reporter 27 years ago. Today
with the papers whose policies he con
trols, he probably has the greatest
power and influence of any man in the
Before the evening's program, which
will close Journalism Week, the Uni
versity Band will give a concert at 7
o'clock on the West Campus.
New York Jury Finds Judge
ment in Favor of
llj- United Press
NKW YORK CITY. May 22. (Bul
letin) Lieutenant Becker was this af
ternoon found guilty of the murder or
Herman Rosenthal. This was his sec
FKESH.MAX G1KLS WIX l-5
Good Battery Work Hefeats Juniors in
Good pitching and catching won the
game for the freshman girls' baseball
team yesterday afternoon when they
debated the junior girls by a score or
The batteries were: Freshmen. Miss
Viola Bradley and -Miss Gillian Mc
Fall; juniors. Miss Margaret Carring
ton and Miss Erma Waltner.
J. Vf. Cotilej Hies at 79 Years.
James Will Conley. a farmer 79
vears old. died yesterday. He was
married. Burial will be in Oakland
Old Burial at .Xaslivllle Cemetery.
The burial of William Berry Old. a
farmer who died yesterday, will be In
Nashville cemetery. Old was unmarried.
SILLIMAN IS SAFE!
NOW IN MEXICO CITY
l'. S. Consular Agent Ar
rives in Capital Today
In Good I I cult h.
MISSING FOR WEEKS
With Fall of Saltillo, Rebels
Plan to Converge on
.- I ISy Uuiled 1'resl
.MEXICO Cm, May '.". -Consul
Silliinaii arrived here sal'eli in g.imi
health this ai'lermniii.
lly United I'resi
WASHINGTON, l. C. May 22.
Dick Uiban. an American, was shot
and killed west of Nncozari, slate of
Sonora, according to a reporL trom a
consular agent. George Cooper. Ur
ban's partner, says he was shot fiom
a house, without provocation. The
shooting took place in Constitutional
territory. It is not known who did lie
U L'ulleJ lTets
WASHINGTON. D. C May 22.
Army ollicials believe the evacuation
of Saltillo confirms the fears that
Huerta does mil expect much from the)
mediation conference. 'I hey believe he
is concentrating lores near Mexico
City in order lo be prepared to meet
American advances. .Military exports
say Saltillo was piepare.l to withstand
the attack for six months.
lly t'nlte.1 1'rest.
Eh PASO. May 22. With the evacu
ation of Saltillo by I he federals, mili
tary activity has been Irauxlcried
from the South to Central .Mexico. All
Constitutional forces will h.-gin im
mediately to converge on Mexico City.
Mexico City may he the scene of
the lu-xt big battle. It is piedi.'ted
Villa will have IiMt.tiuu oldier- in Ihe
II. S. IX COMMERCE m:t VEAK
Executive Board ulliories Grauliinr
of .New llcu'rec.
Bachelor of Science in Commerce K
the newest degiee ottered by the Uni
versity of Missoun. The laciiliy of
the School of Commeiee. which begins
work next September, was authorized
to grant this degree by the executive
board of the Board of Curators yes
The board decided that two tiophies
would be given by the University at
the University a! the Commencement
Horse Show to b- given by the stu
dents in the School of Agriculture.
One will be given in the live-gulled
saddle-horse class and the other in
the heavy harness-horse class. The
trophies are to be worth $:'. apiece.
They will become the permanent prop
erty of any individual winning them
two successive years.
The resignation ol C. W. Heaps, in
structor in physics, was accepted. The
following appointments were made by
D. C. Wood, assistant farm adviser
in the otlice of the state rami man
agement leader: Myioii W Wathins.
now at the University of Michigan,
assistant in economics: Dave W.
I Hardy, Jr.. ol tne rnnersnj oi .-.
graduate assistant in political scieiu e
and public law. II. is. Burner, assist
ant in educational psychology : Fran
cis W. Walters, assistant in physics;
Hettie M. Johnson, assistant in math
ematics; Charles G Pavii-. assistant
li mathematics; James B. Williams,
assistant to the registrar.
Sam Sparrow ot Kansas City was
the only member or th.- executive
board not present. The full Board of
Curators will meet in Columbia Tues
day. Wednesday ami Thursday of Com
i.MUS. BOX XI E II. CIIV.MiLER KILN
j Widow of W. W. Chandler Leaves Two
Oauirliters and a Sun.
i Mrs. Ronnie IS Chandler, widow of
' Warren W. Chandler, died yesterday
at her home. 321 North Ninth street.
' Cancer, from which Mrs. Chandler hail
suffered several years, was the eaiise
! of death.
I Funeral services were held at the
First Christian cbiirt h at A o'clock this
' afternoon, with th- Rev. M. A. Hart In
charge. Burial was in Columbia Ceiu
, eterv. Tin- pall-brers were: D. A.
! Robtiett. II. M. Wheeler. Ambrose Mu
' en. Frank Lonsdale. W L. Jan Is. Will
Kelthley. Hilary Bush and T. Searcy.
Mrs. Chandler leaves two daughters
.; -d a son.