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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN
EIGHTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1916
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NUMBER 207
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ED HOWE IS COMING;
SO IS H, C. CAMPBELL
1 wo More Celebrities to
Next Week's Array of
Newspaper Men.
ARE WIDELY OUOTED
Potato Hill Philosopher Issues
Monthly for Fun Secre
tary Daniels Cancels.
Two new speakers of national
reputation were announced today for
Journalism Week, which will begin at
the I'liiversity of Missouri next Mon
day. Henry C. Campbell, editor of the Mil
waukee Journal, will speak at the
Wednesday night session in th Uni
versity Auditorium on "Journalism in
the Present Day."
Added to the program for Thursday
evening in the I'liiversity Auditorium,
is a Kansas country editor whose
writings are quoted all over the Uni
ted States. He is Ed Howe or E. W.
Howe, to give him t.ie names that ap
pear on his letterhead famous for his
"Potato Hill correspondence." Mr.
Howe's home is at Atchison, where
for many years he edited the Atchison
Globe. I-ately he has retired to live on
liis Potato Hill Farm, where, just for
fun. he puts out Ed Howe's Monthly.
.Mr. Howe has traveled all over the
world, and his travel notes, written in
Intimate diarj- fashion, have had a
wide sale.
Mr. Howe will speak here on "Some
Experiences in Journalism."
It was announced also today that
Secretary of the Navy Daniels will be
unable to attend the Journalism ban
quet, because the navy bill now under
consideration by Congress is demand
ing all his time. Former Secretary
of State William J. Bryan and James
Schermerhorn, editor of the Detroit
Times, will be the principal banquet
speakers.
CUB APPOINTS TWO COMMITTEES
Business Men Are Xamed to Look
After YNitors Xext Week.
President L. M. Defoe of the Com
mercial Club yesterday named a com
mittee to entertain the commercial
organizations' secretaries who will
hae a convention here next Wednes
day and Thursday of next week. The
members of the committee are H. M.
McPheeters. E. Sidney Stephens and
C. I?. Rollins, Jr.
Another committee to help enter
tain the 150 members of the North
St. Louis Business Men's Association,
who will be here Thursday, was
named. The members are: F. W.
Niedermeyer, C. II. .Miller, Harry
Broadhead. H. II. Price. Odon Guitar,
M. F. Thurston, A. F. Neate. H. B.
Goetz, F. C. Mumford, E. J. McCaust
land. Thomas Mcllarg and C. E.
Gregory.
MANY 1XVITEII TO (JULU MEETIXK
Y. II. Hiimliy of Chillirothe Will Itf-,
turn From Cuba to Preside.
William H. Hamby of Chillicothe,
president of the Missouri Writers'
Guild, invites 1'niversity students and
townspeople who are interested in
writing to attend the meeting of the
Writers' Guild at 2 o'clock next Mon
day afternoon in Switzler Hall.
Mr. Hamby, a magazine writer, re
turned from a visit to Cuba to preside
at this meeting. He was elected presi
dent at last years' journalism Week,
when the organization was founded.
The Writers' Guild will give a sub
scription dinner at C o'clock Monday
night in the Virgina Tea Boom.
VISITORS TO SEE CLEAN STREETS
Columbia Sweeping Crow Now Keep
AH It Wagons Busy.
Columbia is cleaning its streets to
day in preparation for net weeks'
visitors. One of the cen picking up
the sweepings said all the wagons
were on the job and that the streets
would probably be cleaned about
three times a week during the sum
mer. STA1XS REMOVED FROM LIBRARY
II. 0. Sot franco lis Tobacco Mark
Cleaned From Wall and Floor.
By a liberal use of chemicals, th?
tobacco stains on the floors and walls
of the new library have been removed.
H. O: Severance has had signs placed
about the building asking the students
not to spit on the floors and walls. Mr.
Severance said that if the practice
continued, cuspidors would have to be
placed about the building, or the looks
of the building would be ruined.
THE WEATHER
I'.ir iiimli:i :iml Vicinity: l.ilr .mid
warmer tmiilit ami Saturday.
l'nr Missouri: Talr tonight and Sat
urday. liiH-eiuing unsettled west portion
Satnnl.iy night : warmer tiiniglit anil m-l
anil uiitli portions Saturday.
Weatltrr t'linilltltrtis.
Tor the first time during a A-ek or
more fair u rather prevail In all or the
principal grain ami eottou states. i:
ept loeal showers at Koston. Xew York.
Calveston. anil at one or two stations on
tlie North I'.irifir coast there was no pre
cipitation during the past "twenty. four
hours.
.n atmospheric illsturlinncc. a-entra! in
Alherta has caused a marked rise In tcm-l-erature
throughout the northern Kocky
Mountain plateau and upper Plains, ami
there has In-en a change to warmer in the
loner Plains and Mississippi valley, al
though tcuqicratures are helow the sea
sonal average, being still under the in-flueiii-e
of the high pressure waxe that
nerlics the middle i.nrtinn of tie- coun
try. In CnlnniMn fair and warmer weather
will prevail over Saturda, hut prohaldy
Secerning unsettled during Saturday night
or Sunday.
I.ocul Itatu.
The highest tcmeraturo in 4'olmulda
jesterday was- til and the lowest last
night was II; precipitation. .Ml; reiatle
humidity p. in. esterday, 4s per out.
A jear ago jesterday the highest tem
perature was n'I and the lowest r.s pre
cipitation, .00.
The Almanac.
Sun rose today. .":U a. in. Sun sets.
fI:os. p. in.
Mimhi rises, :;:o7 a. tu.
The Temperuttire.s Todaj.
7 a. m -43 11 a. m 64
S a. m 51 11 m C4
9 a. m '..60 1 p. m 65
10 a. in 63 2 p. m 6S
"CITIM IX AKCAI'Y"T0 E.M WEEK
Sliakfioaro Tercentenary Will Close
With Song Cjcle.
"Cupid in Arcady," uniting as it
does the songs of the great Elizabeth
ans and the music of the 1'niversity
of Missouri music professor, is a
fitting close for Shakespeare Week.
The song cycle will b? sung in the
University Auditorium Saturday night
under the auspices of the Columbia
Prof. W. II. Pommer.
Choral Society and the direction of
William II. Pommer, professor of
music in the lniersity. The cantata
is written for voices and piano and
requires one hour for its prssentation.
This is the first opportunity which
Columbia music lovers have had to
hear any of Professor Pommer's ma
jor compositions. He has written
c-ni-uril nnnt-q is n mnn rr tliom tiotnrr T1 '
rctctai ujiviH-ij uiiiuo iiitni uv,iu
Mummio," "The Daughter of Socra
tes," "The Student's Ruse" and about
ten others: Quintet for piano and
strings; Sonata for piano and violin;
Andante Patetico Con Veriazione for
piano; five violin numbers; "Book of
Fight Songs," and a male chorus,
"Song of the Dagger." which won a
first prize, judged by Theodore Thom
as. Frank Van der Stucken and
Michael Cross.
Last sumni-r Professor Pommer
wrote music for a male chorus, adapt
ing the words of James Russell Low
ell's "Song of Freedom."
Professor Pommer was born in St.
Louis, where he first studied music.
Later he studied in Europe, at the
Royal Conservatory at I,;ipsic for two
years, as a impil of Reinckie, of Pow
ell and of Richter. He was in Vien
na one year as a pupil of Anton
Bruckner in organ and counterpoint.
He also studied under Viktor Rokitan
sky. For a year he was director of the
celebrated Arion Club of Milwaukee.
He was supervisor of music in the
public schools of St. Louis for six
years before coming to Columbia.
While there he conducted a chorus of
25.000 children, accompanied by the
St. 1-ouis and Cincinnati Symphony
orchesrtas in "The Saengerfest," with
Nordica as soloist.
In presenting his "Cupid in Arcady."
Prof. Pommer will be assisted by Miss
Myrtle Parker, soprano: Miss Mabel
McCutcheon. contralto: Mark Morri
son, tenor: Arthur Langmeier, bass.
Miss Fannie May Ross will be at the
piano. The chorus work will be done
by the Columbia Choral Society and
the 1'niversity Chorus.
I'nhersity Grange Arrange Picnic.
The 1'niversity Grange will hold a
picnic on Dean F. B. Mumford's lawn
n -m-.- is i
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M.U. CO-EDS CHOOSE HER
TO BE QUEEN OF THE MAY
Miss June Van Norstrand of Elyria,
Ohio, was elected May Queen yester- I
day by a plurality of 5S votes. The
next highest number of votes received
was 26. There were four nominees.
Miss Van Norstrand is a decided bru
nette, has black eyes and a rich col
oring and is of medium height. She
is a senior in the College Of Arts and
Science and the School of Education
and is a member of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority, besides being vice- f
president of Alpha Phi Sigma and a 1
member of Phi Lambda Theta. an .
honorary educational fraternity, and
of the Friars, an organization of sen
ior women.
FOB EQUALSUFFRAGE:MAXWELy2 IRELAND
Closing Session of Mothers'
Congress Indorses the De-
bated Subject.
Despite the apathy shown by the
members of the Missouri Congress of
Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associa
tions regarding the question or wom
an suffrage during the sessions held
this week in Columbia, a resolution
indorsing the principle of equal po
litical rights was passed without
comment at the association's final ses
sion last night.
The resolution was as follows: Be
it resolved that, since the following
organizations of the state; the Fede
rated Clubs, the Women's Christian
Temperance Union, the Homemakcrs"
Conference, the Missouri Women
Farmers and State Teachers' Asso
ciations have unanimously indorsed
the principle of equal political rights,'
the Missouri Congress of Mothers and
Parent-Teacher Associations endorse'
this movement of equal suffrage which j
will give them power to carry out sue-1
cessfully the other resolutions men
tioned. I
The yther resolutions passed by i
the convention were: to work for!
the enforcement of the law allowing t
schoolhouses to be used for social and j
recreational, as well as educational I
purposes; to have a representative'
from the Mothers' Congress meet with
every board of education of the state: '
to indorse the movement for a new
constitution for Missouri: to encour-,
age and indorse simplified dress in I
high schools, and especially at com-!
mencements; to indorse the plan of)
the Federation of Missouri Commer-j
cial Clubs to furnish the University
of Missouri with a visual library; to
work for the strict enforcement of
the quarantine laws; to indorse the
work of the Daily Vocation Bible
School Association of Kansas City:
to thank the people of Columbia for
their hospitality. ,
Mrs. A. L. Tingling, one of yester-j
nay's speakers, is a supporter of edu-,
cational suffrage. She said. "The vote
is the only thing that counts wheni
it comes to legislation. 'Team work' '
is my motto, because I believe that
mothers are not less interested in the j
education of their children than fa-j
tl-ers are, and that therefore mothers ,
should participate in the regulation ',
of the schools. I 'favor the removal ,
of any disqualification that prevents!
women from being members of local i
school boards when desirable. I am
not for militant suffrage, but for suf- i
frage by education."
SPEAKS OF STATE OEPEXHEXTS
.1. L. Wagner Slions Slides of Insti
tution to Mothers' Congress.
The principal speaker at the clos
ing session of the Mothers' Congress
and Parent-Teacher Associations was
J. L. Wagner, secretary of the State
Board of Charities. He used a series
of stereopticon slides to show the
condition of the state cleemosynary
institutions and explained the work
that is being done to improve the
condition of the state dependents.
After the session, a reception was!
held at Stephens College. The mem
bers of the old and new boards were
in the receiving line.
The state board met this morning
to arrange the details of administra
tion for the next two years and to
instruct the new officers in their
duties. Most of these officers left on
the 10:50 o'clock Wabash this morn
ing. !
Son for Mr. and Mrs. n. P. Phillips.
A son was born last night to Mr. and
Mrs. R. P. Phillips. C20 North Third
street.
MSs June Van .Norstrand.
'British Hero Is Sent to Dub-
lin to Help Quell
the Rebellion.
l'y t'nited Press.
LONDON. April 2S. Sir Maxwell,
tha hero of the British campaigns in
Egypt, arrived this afternoon in Ire
land to take charge of the troops of
the government in quelling the rebel
lion. No details or developments of the re
bellion havs been made public. It is
thought that the rebels still hold im
portant points in Dublin.
BRITISH BOAT MID
Battleship Russell Is Sunk in
Mediterranean 1 24
Men Missing.
I!y 1'iiited Press.
LONDON, April 2S. One hundred
and twenty-four are missing and are
thought to have perished when the
British battleship Russell. 14,000 tons,
hit a mine in the Mediterranean Sea
yesterday, going to the bottom.
COVERS "UniOUS FROM .MEXICO
Claude A. llrown, It. J. Ml, Writes Ho
N War Correspondent '.
Claude A. Brown, who was gradu
ated from the School of Journalism
in 1911. now assistant editor of the
San Antonio Express, is on the .Mexi
can border as a war correspondent.
On a card to the Missourian, post
marked El Paso, .Mr. Brown says: "Am
covering Mexican war in El Paso, or
rather am in El Paso covering war,
which means being receiver of ru
mors. Am only war correspondent
who has never believed Villa is dead
but who steadfastly contends Car
ranza is dead politically."
TO VOTE OX COMMXEI) IUSTHHTS
llallsiille to llaic Xcvt Rural High
School if Election Carries.
Voters of several rural school dis
tricts in the vicinity of Hallsvillc will
decide May 6 whether a consolidated
rural high school will be built and
maintained at Hallsville.
It is planned to maintain the vari
ous district grade schools and to main
tain the central high school for the
use of the students after completion
of the grade course.
Th districts which will be com
bined if the election carries are locust
Grove, Roberts, Barnes, Varnon.
Owens, Baker and Hallsville.
I. II. S. Juniors to tJiu- Seniors Party.
The juniors of the 1'niversity High
School will entertain the s'Jiiors at a
party tonight in the Elementary
School Building. There will be games
and dancing for the guests. The
chaperons from the faculty will be
Miss Laura Searcy and II. II. Meeker,
principal of the high school.
rnhersity Percheron Is Paralyzed.
Honorable, a Percheron stallion be
longing to the College of Agriculture,
is ill. He cannot stand up because
of paralysis of his right side, and he
is now held up by slings. His doc
tors say that it is a puzzling case and
recovery is doubtful.
All-Journalism Meeting Tonight.
Dean Walter Williams of the School
of Journalism of the University will
tell journalism students about the
completed plans for Journalism Week
at a meeting at 7:30 o'clock tonight In
Room 100, Switzler Hall.
FLORAL SHOW IlltAWS INTEREST
Exhibits From Out of Tovtn Will Come
Here May 5.
-Many floriculturists hae pledged
support and engaged booths for the
annual State Floral Show Mav 5. to oe '
held hers in connection with the Farm
ers' Fair. Organization of the florists
to further the tloricultural interests
of this state is receiving much support.
This movement by the tiorists assures
more out-of-town exhibitions and a
larger and b.tter show. Eighty-five
dollars in prizes is offered. Classes for
amateur exhibitors give local plant
fanciers an opportunity to enier.
Among the floriculturists pledging
support is L. P. Jensen of St. Louis,
who will officiate as judge. .Mr. Jen
sen is landscape- garduer for the
Busch estate in St. Louis. He is also
a prominent member of the National
Association of Gardners and the As-
sociation of Park Superintendents. He I of discussion in the conference of
will bring with him an exhibit of wild generals Scott and Funston with Mei
and cultivated hardy blooming plants ;can War Minister Obrtgon here,
and a display of Darvin tulips. ; (;eneral Obregon arrived this morn-
Mr. Bourdet, president of the St. , iK wjti, great pomp. He declared
Louis Floral Club, solicited the sup- ! that Villa is not dead but is in a criti
port of the St. Louis florists, many ot jcal condition because of lack of medi
whom have announced their intention icai attention for his wounded leg.
of exhibiting here. Wild Brothers of
Sarcoxie will exhibit early blooming
peonies. Th? State Fair Florists and
the Cannaday Floral Company of Se
dalia have expressed their intention of
sending exhibits. Kansas City florists
are expected to ssmd entries as in the
previous show, but no definite state
ment can be made as to what extent
they will respond.
Stark Brothers of Louisiana will ex
hibit ornamental shrubs. Anoth.-r ex
hibit of ornamental shrubs will be
shown by the Shenandoah Floral Com
pany of Shenandoah, la.
AMES SEMES STAHTS TOIIAY
Itrjant Pitches First Game Visitors
Practico on Xew Held.
Ames opposed the Tigers this aft
ernoon in the first game of the season said Mr. Mead.
on the new baseball field. The game I Late this afternoon, about 400 bal
started at 4 o'clock. Bryant was pitch-'lots had been cast at the polls in the
ing for Missouri, with Bumgarner ' Agricultural Building. 1,200 at the
catching. I polls in the rear of the University
The Ames team arrived at 7 o'clock I Auditorium, and 400 in the Women's
this morning. The men practiced
fielding and batting for two hours be
fore noon.
C. H. S. THACK MEX TO IIOOXVILLE
Local High School Hots Will Enter
Joint Meet Saturda.
The members of the track team of
the Cniversity High School left to
day for Boonville. where they will
enter the track meet tomorrow.
The mset is to be a joint meet ot
the Kemper Military Academy and
Boonville High School and is open to
the high schools of Central Missouri.
Tlie team from here is composed of
Robert Dunning, Dorsey Clay, R. C.
Hardin. Fred Pearson, Porter Toalson
and D. Arthur Drake.
The coach, J. O. Stipp. will accom
pany the team, which will return to
Columbia Sunday.
GERMAN CRISIS OVER?
Washington Officials Expect
Favorable Reply to Sub
marine Note.
I!y 1'nlteil Pre.
WASHINGTON, April 2S. The
Kaiser's interview this afternoon with
Ambassador Gerard indicates. Ger
man officials here say, that Germany's
last reply to the submarine note of .
President Woodrow Wilson is favor- '
able.
. .!!i .,!,- hni.i ,
that the crisis between the two nations!
S.ITIO I IMIi:il I IIIPI 1 I I 111. Ill 1 si HI"H ' lauasa
has about passed.
IXTEKEST IX SCHOOLS GROWS
s jn
it. If. Emberson Finds Condition
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The people of the state are becom-
ing more interested in tne counir
schools. They are beginning to ap
preciate the importance and to con-
i t- v. ,1atio in Imnrnvfl
siuer ..ul c... u- . . "" - - -
them." This is the decision of R. H.I
Emberson, supervisor of the boys'
and girls' clubs, after attending the
communitv meetings at Kingston and '
Gallatin.
At Kingston a barbecue, a track meet,
a declamatory contest and gradua- sixteenth annual Western Conference
tion exercises of all rural schools in ' track meet June 3 at Evanston, 111.,
the county composed the program last were received by C. I Brewer, direc
Saturday. 't0r of athletics, today. The meet
The meetin" at Gallatin last Tues-
day was similar, with the addition of
an exhibit of hand work done In
school. Mr. Emberson acted as judge
of the exhibits and addressed the
graduates of the rural schools.
LEADERS TO DISCDSS
RMILOF TROOPS
Calling Off of Villa Pursuit
Will Be Chief Point
at Conference.
OBREGON IN EL PASO
Arrives in Great Pomp In
sists That Bandit Chief
Is Still Alive.
I!y 1'nlled Press.
EL PASO, Tex.. April 2S. The
withdrawal of the American troops
i from Mexico will be the chief point
He also said th-- forces of Carranza are
able to cope with the banditry of
Villa and his men without any out
side assistance.
t'ntil a message arrives from Mexico
City, he said, he will not be able to tell
whether he will consent to having the.
conference on American soil.
General Scott is expected to arrive
tonight.
STCIIEXTS POLL HHJ VOTE
About 2.000 ltallots Are Cast
at 3
O'clock This Afternoon.
At P. o'clock this afternoon, about
'2,000 votes had been cast in the stu
! dent election, according to Everett C
ca,t student president. Three thou-
i sand ballots were printed.
. Tlii i nti umiKU.'illv hie
vote,
Parlors on the second floor of Aca
demic Hall.
The women's votes are not being
neglected. "Ward heelers" of both
sexes stood around the entrance to the
parlors soliciting votes.
The returns of the election will be
announced late tonight. Early this
nft nnmn ,..L" .,..1 C ImfllYl In VPStt I d t-
' -.""""."' - ,- "
mg me oauois. rcw nau uctn imunu
out.
-MOXKEY SIIIXES" IIEHE TOIIAY
Italian With Hand Organ and Pet
Gathers Contributions.
On one end of a string was an Ital
ian and on the other was a trick
monkey doing stunts to amuse Colum
bians today.
The Italian would grind his hand
organ with one hand and engineer the
monkey with the other. The monkey
would bring a laugh or a broad smile
from the spectators as he walked
about in his Charley Chaplin swing,
silently asking for a coin. When he
would get one. he would make a grace
ful bow. tip his hat and put the jit
ney into his coat pocket.
At his master's command the
monkey would jingle the tambourine,
catch a rubber ball, turn a somer
sault, chase a negro, sit on his tail,
smoke a pipe and perform acts at the
solicitation of the crowd.
MAHHIES BEFORE JAPAX TRIP
scar E. HHer. !- Weds Miss Cath-
orino Palmer In w Y'ork City.
Cuniil could not wait until June,
r
so Oscar E. Riley of St. Louis, who
is to go to Tokio, Japan, in June to
take the place ot Prof. F. L. Martin
of the School of Journalism on the Ja
pan Advertiser, married Miss Cath-
crine Armory Palmer in New Y'ork
City Wednesday. The couple nati
, d to be married In June, just
I
before sailing for the Orient.
Mr. Riley is a graduate of the
School of Journalism and the son of
Judge and .Mrs. J. J. Riley of Rich-
,,, M since hIs Rraduation. Mr.
,. ', , .. .. .
Riley has been working on the St.
i Louis Globe-Democrat.
IIMIIru io itfsitrii i oiiirrrmi' .rirei.
Invitations for entrance to
the
will be held on the rtnwestern uni-
versity field. "Those men making a
good showing in the Missouri Val
ley Conference meet will be sent to
the Western Conference meet," said
Mr. Brewer.

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