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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, MAY 25, 1914
WILL NOT USE TENT
Last Year's Arrangement Not
Satisfactory Back, to
HAS ONLY 1,385 SEATS
515 Candidates Ask for De
grees 47 Are Du
plicates. Beiause of the complaints of several
alumni list jear against holding the
comment einent exercises under a tent,
onlv about half as many proud parents
and friends will he ahle to see this
j ear's senior class graduated. The
program will he held in the Univers
it Auditorium, which seats only l:!S.r.
as against 2,000 seated under the tent
eretted eist of Academic Hall last
Of these 1.3S5 seats, 300 do not com
mand a view of the stage. As the
tent tost about $S00 to erect and as
so mam complaints and jokes were
made the faculty committee decided to
tike the exercises back to the audito
rium, where the had been held for
Candidates for degrees this year
number 515. Of these 47 are duplicate1-,
that is, persons who will receive
two degrees. Several will receie de
grees in absentia, and some candidates
will drop bj the way, so there will be
slight! oer 400 present to receive
degrees, according to Prof. George Le-
fevre, (hairman of the committee on
The candidates for degrees will as
semble in Academic Hall at 9:30
o'clock Thursday, June 4. The mar
shals will be: journalism, Guy T.
Trail, engineering. Lorimer E. Knapp;
law, l'lill S. Gibson: education, Charles
F. nienst; agriculture, Harry Reed,
arts and science, Edward II. Beumer;
graduate, Charles A. Epperson.
Two tickets will be given each
Class day exercises around the Col
umns will be held immediately after
the Commencement exercises. The
Commencement program follows!
9.-15 a. m. Academic procession,
formal ion in Academic Hall.
10 a. m. The Commencement exer
cises address by Abbott Lawrence
Lowell, LL. I)., president of Harard
lTm c r-it . announcement of prizes
and honors, conferring of degrees
the I'niversitv Auditorium.
12. noon. Class Day exercises of the
graduating class at the Columns.
1 p in The Alumni luncheon at
"" p m. Concert by the Univers
ity Orchestra the University Audito
rium 9 p m Reception by the President
and the Hoard of Curators of the Uni
vcrsitv to the alumni, the graduating
class and the guests of the Univers
Hy Kothwell Gjinnasium.
Tin- remainder of the Commence
ment WVek program follows:
1'ri.laj, May '29.
S 15 p in. The Ben Greet players
in Y Midsummer Night's Dream "
.SatiirdH), May 30.
4 p m The Hen Greet plaers in
"The Tempest." West Campus.
Sundaj, .Ma j :tl.
11 a m The Baccalaureate Address
b.v tlit Itt Hev. Sidney C. Partridge,
bishop of the Western Diocese of Mis
souri I niversity Auditorium.
Wnmliij, June 1.
9-1:: a m Open house and Demon
stration of High Tension Phenomena
1J the Students of the School of Engi
neering Tlie engineering Building.
2-. p m Horse Show under the
ausputs or the students of the College
of Agriculture. Rollins Field.
T p in Concert by the University
Cadet Band. The Campus.
S 15 p in. Play by the University
Women The Campus.
Tuesday, June 2.
1" a m. Play by the students of the
School of Journalism. The University
1 p in The Phi Beta Kappa Lunch
eon The Columbia Club.
-'-5 p m. Horse Show under the
au-pices of the students of the College
of Viniculture. Rollins Field.
7 to p m The Annual Alumni Re
union and Banquet of the School of
Law Virginia Tea Room.
9 p in The Senior Ball. Rothwell
Wednesday, June 3.
9-45 a. m. Academic Procession.
Formation in Academic Hall.
1A a i eulo1.iillnn nf tho SMCIltV-
fifth Anniversary of the Founding of I
C0.TIMJEI WARM WEATHER
Fair Tonlsht and Tuesdaj, Is Fore
cast of Weather Bureau.
The official weather forecast is,
mostly fair weather tonight and Tues
day and continued warm. The tem
peratures today were:
a n 73 11 a. m 85
s in 70 12 (noon) 85
9 a- "i SO 1 p. m 88
'0 a. in S3 2 p. m 91
the University: Addresses by David
Rowland Francis, LL. D, President or
the Board of Curators; Albert Ross
Hill, LL. D.. President of the Univers
ity; William Rock Painter. Class of
'82, Lieutenant Governor of Missouri;
William Prentiss Evans, State School
Superintendent of Public Schools;
David Francis Houston. LL. D., Chan
cellor or Washington University and
Secreturv of the United States Depart
ment or Agriculture; Harry Burns
Hiitchins. LL. I).. President of the Uni
versity of Michigan, and Cassius Jack
sou Keyser. Class of '02 Proressor or
Mathematics in Columbia University.
Presentation or the Bust or the Honor
able James Sidney Rollins. The Uni
1 p. in. Luncheon to the Alumni and
guests of the Universitv. Lathrop
2:30 p. m. Annual Business Meet
ing of the Alumni Association. The
3:30 p. m. Dress Parade by the
University Cadets. The Campus.
4:15 p. in Automobile Drive for the
guests of the University. Starting
from Academic Hall, South entrance.
7 p. in. Singing by the University
Glee Club. At the Columns.
8:15 p. in. Concert under the aus
picts of Phi Mu Alpha; Mile. Jenny
Dufau, Coloratura Soprano, Enrico
Aresoni. Dramatic Tenor, Martin
Bruhl. Concert Pianist. The Univers
TO TALK ON BOYS
J. Adams Puffer of Boston to
Address University High
The address of J. Adams Puffer of
Boston on some phase of his studies of
"The Boy and His Gang" will be the
principle feature of the graduating ex
ercises of the University High School
in the University Auditorium at 8
o'clock tomorrow night.
Mr. Puffer is the lecturer, writer
and director of the Beacon Vocation
Bureau of Boston. His book "The Boy
and His Gang" and his work with boys
has made him famous all over the
country. Judge Ben B. Lindsay of
Denver said, "I do not know a man in
this country who is more completely
equipped from every standpoint to deal
with this subject."
Mr. Puffer has had a long personal
experience with boys," said G. Stanley
Hall, '"and moreover is unusually
sjmpathetic with and helpful to them.
His studies are of much benefit to
all persons interested in bovs."
Mr. Puffer is now devoting his time
to lecturing on boy problems and has
traveled all over the United States
telling folks a lot of interesting and
instructive things about boy nature,
freely illustrated with his own per
sonal experiences in working with
boys. This is his first visit to Colum
bia. Other features of the program will
be music by the University High
School orchestra and chorus and a
contralto solo by Miss Grace Violet
Page, one or the graduates. The exer
cises are free and the public is in
vited to attend.
Tlro are thirty-seven graduates
this year, the largest class ever gradu
ated from the University High School.
The senior class of the University
High School will present their annual
class play Thursday night in the Au
ditorium. This j ear it will be "She
Stoops to Conquer."
He AVill Tell of Pageant.
A representative of the committee
managing the St. Louis pageant will
be in Columbia tomorrow in the inter
est of the pageant. He will give an
address at Stephens college at 8
o'clock in the evening.
Fined Him for Beatintr Ills Wife.
Frank Claypool. who was arrested
o....in,. nteht for being drunk and
beating his wife, was fined $5 in the
police court this morning. He plead
JINs Wilhite Back for Commencement.
Miss Effle Wilhite, a graduate of 13,
will return to Columbia for commence
ment. Miss Wilhite is a teacher at
HORSE SHOW SEATS
ARE SELLING FAST
15 Boxes, 50 Reserved Chairs
Sell in 20 Minutes This
Most of Miss Long's Win
ners Among 232 Entries
Band Will Play.
Fifteen boxes were sold in twenty
minutes when the tickets for the
Commencement Horse Show were put
on sale this morning, according to C.
E. Howell, who has charge of the seat
sale. About fifty reserved seat tickets
went in the first hour.
"Those who want seats must
hurry," said Mr. Howell. "If the
present rush keeps up, what seats we
have won't last long."
Elaborate 'preparations are being
made to have the Horse Show the so
ciety event of the vear for Columbia.
Three hundred and thirty-two entries
have been made among which are
most of the horses and traits or Miss
Loula Long which were shown at
Madison Square Garden last winter.
The University hand will play at
the show both in the afternoon and
evening. The programs have been
made in souvenir form and contain
pictures of the Agricultural buildings
and grounds. The cover features a
picture of the Rollins Field Gate.
The field for the show will be made
in an oval shape around the running
track. Automobile stalls will make
up the enclosure which is not taken
up by the bleachers.
LITER IKY SOCIETY MAY BUILD
Alhenaiiins Plan Hall on Campus to
The Athenaean Literary Society of
the University of Missouri has planned
to build an Athenaean Hall on the
southeast corner of the west Campus,
the cost of which will be $25,000.
This amount will be raised from the
active and alumni members, and pos
sibly an appropriation from the state
legislature. The members have passed
a motion to unanimously pledge them
selves for $50 apiece for building
funds. In this way $1850 will be raised
from the active members. The new
Athenaean hall will be built after the
Grecian stle of architecture, closely
resembling the old county court house.
The alumni committee to make ar
rangements for the erection of the new
building is composed or the following:
X. T. Gentry, E. W. Stephens and C. B.
Rollins. W. II. Allison and II. K. Poin
dexter compose the committee of
active members. It. B. Price, presi
dent of the Boone County National
Bank, will act as treasurer of funds.
The Athenaean Literary Society was
founded December 10, 1841. Before the
fire in 1892 the society had its own
room, which was given it by the Uni
versity, in the old Academic Hall.
There are 300 living alumni members
of the society.
STONE FALLS AT NEW LIBRIRT
Ratchet on Boom Doesn't Catch
Derrick Is Damaged.
When a stone was being lifted to
place on the new library building,
shortlv before noon today, the ratchet
of the derrick Tailed to catch and the
boom, by which the stone was being
The accident did only a little dam
age to the derrick, as the stone was
not mi far enough to fall hard. A
negro, who was attending to the lift
ing of the stone, jumped out of the
way to avoid injury.
STRIKE MEETIM! TO.MtJHT
Citizens Will (.'ather to Talk Over Pos
A meeting will be held in the cir
cuit court room in the Courthouse at
7:30 o'clock tonight to talk over the
shoe strike situation.
The meeting is called by citizens
who have the hope to settle the situa
tion. T. C. Scruggs and others will
Paul Xolting's Mother Dies.
Paul N'olting or Freelandville, Ind.,
a senior engineer, went home Satur
day because of the sudden death of
Miss firaj (Joes to See Sick Sister.
Miss Mary Gray, a teacher in the
Columbia High School, has been
called to Butte, Mont., by the serious
illness of her sister.
AT LAST ASSEMBLY
Prof. J. L. Lowes to Lecture
Tomorrow On the
IS FAMOUS SCHOLAR
Now on Editorial Staff of
Websters New Inter
Prof. John Livingston Lowes will
give the last Assembly lecture at 10
o'clock tomorrow, likely to be given
in the Universit) for some time. Un
der the arrangements made for next
year, there will no longer be a regu
lar hour for Assembly.
It seems fit and proper that the last
of these regular lectures, given for
several jears past at 10 o'clock on
Tuesday and Thursdays, often by men
of distinction, should be on the Bible
and should be given by Professor
Lowes, the University authorities be
lieve. Professor Lowes holds the chair in
English in Washington University:
until recently, he was also acting
Dean or the College of Arts and Sci
ence, a position which he resigned
in order to devote more time to study
and research. Among the scholars in
the field of English literature and
philology Proressor Lowes ranks
high. As a student or Chaucer, he is
unsurpassed in this country. Some
time ago he was appointed on the
editorial staff or Webster's New In
ternational Dictionary, being in
charge especially or synonjnis. Pro
fessor Lowes is an interesting lec
turer, a master of his subject, and
an artist in his discriminating choice
and use or words. His subject is an
important one, and those who hear
him are certain to find both profit and
RECOMMENDS DR. E. R. J WES
Doctor Bates of the Universit) of .Mich
lean Pr.iNes New De.m.
President A. Ross Hill has receiv
ed a letter from Dean Henry M. Bates
of the School or Law. University or
Michigan, which praises Dr. Eldon R.
James, new dean or the School or Law
Dean Bates writes:
"I telegraphed to vou Friday my
congratulations on securing Dr. Eldon
R. James for the deanshiiip. I thing he
will do admirably. He is certainly a
very able, intelligent, broad-minded
man, with training much above the
average, and a savoir faire. tact, and
breeding which together makes a very
unusual combination. It seems to me
that in all around qualities there arc
few men in our profession who are his
equal and especially for the work jou
will have for him to do."
"Movies in Engineering Building.
There will be a motion picture ex
hibition in tho engineering lecture
room at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow after
noon. The picture will illustrate log
ging operations in Louisiana. The en
tertainment will be given by the Uni
versity Forestry Club. The public is
ty to attend the
this year and the
the present rules.
Prof. John Living
ston Lowes o f
versity on King
amts Version of
the Bible and Eng
lish Prose Style.
COME IV, WATER IS FI.NE
Y. M. C. A. Swimming Pool Used by
3Ianj These Rajs.
Come in, the water is line. In this
way many or the men staving at the
Y. M. C. A. Building great each other
as they take a plunge Into the swim
During the hot weather the town
members are allowed to use the pool.
These men are anxiously waiting for
the present session of the University
to close, so as to get a chance to take
a .swim. During previous summers
swimming classes, in charge of a stu
dent were arranged. These classes
probably will be arranged again this
RELVY TE.M WON' THE MEET
Virsies Would Have Won l a Point
Midi That Event.
With the score. Aggies 50, Missouri
54, Porter, Magee. Ilutsell, and .Mur
phy, comprising the relay team, came
within Ihree-lifths of a second of
equalling the varsity record and won
the meet for .Missouri. As tills event
meant five points the meet depended
on the work or this team. They led
by fifty vards at the finish. The final
score was Missouri 50. Kansas Aggies
50. Melt of the Aggies was individ
ual point winner with thirteen points.
.Moore sprung a surprise when he
beat out llelt, the Aggie star sprinter,
in the HiO-vard dash by a fast finish.
Teeter, who had a two-mile record of
'J-'',, was easy for Moss, who won
bj seventy-live yards. This was tho
first defeat for the Aggie runner.
Moss is also an "ever-victorious" for
the j ear. He has one more race, the
two-mile in the Western Conference
ALUMNI HERE JUNE 4
Will Hold Luncheon
Lathrop Hall After
Alumni or the University from ail
parts of the country are expected at
the annual alumni reunion to be held
this jear in lathrop Hall at 1 o'clock,
Thursday, June 4, immediately follow
ing the Commencement exercises.
Luncheon will be served and a pro
gram of toasts has been prepared.
Sons or two former presidents of the
University are to speak. These are
Gardiner Lathrop or Kansas City and
Richard D. Shannon or Sedalia.
Those on the program are: toast
master, Gardiner Lathrop. '07, Kansas
City; Edwin W. Stephens, 'G7, Colum
bia; Judge David II. Harris, '87, Ful
ton; Miss Mjrguente Jackson, '14, St
Joseph; Prof. E. E. Basy, '88, Green
ville, .Miss; Ernest A. Green, '05, St,
Louis; Lieutenant-Governor William
R. Painter, 'S Carrollton; George C.
Willson, '14, Nevada; Rev. John II
Wood, 'SO, Shelbina; Richard D. Shan
non, '71, Sedalia; Dr. A. Ross Hill
president of the University.
The program will close with the
singing 'or "Old Missouri."
S. F. Conley, Prof. C. G. Ross, Prof.
L. M. Defoe, Sidney Stephens and X.
T. Gentry compose the committee that
has arranged for the reunion and will
sell the tickets.
m FRISTS PRAISE THE KOVDS
California Motorists Saj .Missouri
Pikes Are Best on Trip.
F. V. Lindsay and J. A. Lindsay
spent last night in Columbia on their
way overland from Los Angeles, their
home, to Atlantic City, N. J. F. V.
Lindsay was accompanied by his wife
and two children and J. A. Lindsay
by another Los Angeles resident.
F. V. Lindsay drove a Cadillac and
J. A. Lindsay a Mercer iar. Botli
cars carried heavy equipment, much
more than the usual tourists passing
through Columbia. Each had a mov
able searchlight on the side, trunks,
tents, several extra tires and other
They arrived in Columbia vesterday
afternoon about C
from Kansas City. This morning they
lert for St. Louis.
The tourists said that the roads
from Kansas City to Columbia were 'that he was In Hannibal,
the best they had been over since!
1 : r-.. I !.. I o In Fietnrn Knn-' IV I WITt! I-' V I'l.OIl KS IV HAM)
sas they were in several heavy rains. I
Leaving Columbia, they were six days
behind their schedule, but expected1
to make better time when they get on
the pike roads of Indiana and Ohio.
Church Cornerstone Laid.
' The corner stone of the Ashland
Baptist Church, six miles northwest
of Rocheport, was laid yesterday.
The church is to cost $10,000. It re
places an old one burned last winter.
BY MINISTER OF WAR
Blanquet Countermands Dic
tator's Order to Execute
HE SAVES HUNDREDS
Foreigners in Mexico Helieve
Huerta Won't Last An
Hy United Press.
VERA CRUZ. May 25 With the min
ister of war, Rljiuitut, defjing Huerta.
and with the dictator, himself submit
ting while the business houses and the
capital are being barricaded, foreign
ers in Mexico City sent word here to
day that they believed Huerta might
not last a week.
A break between Huerta and Bian
quit lame Saturday with the discov
ery of a plot against the dictator. In
a lage. Unci ta hurried to (lie peniten
tiary and ordered hundreds of politi
cal prisoners executed. Blanquet also
hurried to the pri-on and ordered the
prisoners returned to their cells. He
told Huerta that he must stop killing
supposed enemies if lie wanted his
support in the criiis. Huerta allowed
Ul.inqiict to countermand his execu
ilv United I'resN.
WASHINGTON', D. C. .May 25.
South American legations here have
information confirming dispatches
that Huerta faces a revolt. Huerta's
own representatives say all that is
needed is a leader under whom all
unti-lliierta men can combine. It is
believed that Huerta will be elimin
ated by his own people before the
mediators can reach a decision
t!) United Press
VERA CltrZ, May 25 Blanquet is
said to be the man of the hour in
Mexico. Should a crisis develop it
is believed he would assume control
and attempt to send Huerta out of
the country. Huerta has placed fif
teen cannon to make a last stand if
lie is unable to escape.
Territied by rumors of Villa's ap-
proaih, Spaniards are leaving Mexico
Citj on every train. Twenty Span
iards on tho way to Vera Cruz left
the train at Soledad when they were
told they were not wanted within
American lines. American authori
ties notilied the Spanish Consul here
that the Spaniards would be wel
come. HOME RILE KIM, PASSES
Police Reinforcements Hushed to 11
ster Districts to Prevent Outbreak.
1! United I'ress
LONDON, May 25. The Irish Home
Rule Bill this afternoon passed the
House or Commons for the third time.
By the Veio Act the measure will be
come a law even ir rejected by the
Houso of Lords.
Itj United l'ress-
BELFAST, May 25. Anticipating an
ou Urn nk among Orangemen, heavy
polite reinforcements are being sent
from the south into all Ulster districts
today. It is reported that arms are be
ing taken into Ulster despite the
My United Press
DUBLIN. May 25. Three hundred
constables ccpiipppcd with rifles were
sent to BelTast and other Ulster joints
todav. Trouble is expeiteil over the
Home Rule vote.
4 HIPS BOND, IS CAPTUKEU
Logan Maupin, Negro Charged With
Assault, Caught in Hunniliul.
Constable Fred Whitesidcs brought
l.ogan Maupin. a negro, back from
Hannfbal Saturday night, after Mau
pin had Jumped his bond.
Iist winter Maupin was arrested
charged with assault with Intent to
kill when he hit J. W. Hopper in the
bead with a brick. A negro woman
went his bond. When tlie circuit
court met. .Maupin did not appear and
the sheriff's otfice got information
Bo) Loses lingers While Plajlnir
With Explosive Cap.
A dvnamlte cap exploded and blew
off the thumb, two fingers and lacer
ated the face and side of the son of
Porter Chick, a uuarrvman on the
Fulton road last wck.
The boy found the cap where some
one had carelessly dropped it. He
carried it around with him for sev
eral days before the explosion.