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Sporting Editor of the Kansas
City Star Tells of
William Hanny of St. Joseph
News-Press Explains
Pen Stories.
"I'nlversity of Missouri sportsman
ship is of the highest grade I have
found in any of the universities and
colleges I have isited as an official
and reporter, and the people of Co
luuihia are ahove the average in hos
pitality toward visitors. There's
something about the place that makes
folks want to come back."
C. E. McBrido, sporting editor of
the Kansas City Star, paid this trib
ute to the University and Columbia
in his talk on "The Sport Page," at
the morning Journalism Week ses
sion in Switzlcr Hall. He told of his
experiences as reporter and sporting
"The policy of the Star's sporting
department has been criticised a
great deal by professional promoters
because we give so much space to
amateur sports. Well, we do devote
space to amateurs and will continue
to do so as long as our readers con
tinue to like it. And that is what the
sporting editor has to do: find out
what the people want and give it to
them in a fair-minded, above-bribe
way. We don't head our page with
flaring banners, but wo give the
St. Joseph Cartoonist Talks.
William Hanny, cartoonist for the
St. Joseph News-Press, spoke on
"The Nature of the Cartoon."
"Some people, chiefly the higher
art critics, say that there's nothing to
the cartoon and that it is passing
away," said Mr. Hanny. "Hut if this
is so the publishers of the newspa
pers have not yet found it out. At
any rate they are giving more and
more attention every year to the car
toon as an entertaining and instruct
ing feature of their journals.
"The field for the cartoonist with
ideas and ideals is growing all the
time. There's scarcely a daily paper
in the country that does not use car
toons provided by a man on the staff
or by a syndicate. The reason is that
editors know that the people read the
picture story of the news and like it.
Of course art critics are opposed to it
because it is too simple and lacking in
tone, color, atmosphere and similar
qualities that please their high-brow
tastes. Hut the man with a dinner
pall revels In it, for he can see the
idea at a glance."
Paper Situation Keeps Him Away.
K. II. I.illey. general manager of the
St. Louis Republic. who was to have
spoken on "The Making of a Metro
politan Journal," telegraphed from
Xew York that he couldn't be here,
having been compelled to go to Que
bec to investigate the white paper
scarcity. He may come later on in
the week.
II. W. Patton. a former Missourian
and now president of the Washington
State Press Association, sent the fol
lowing telegram: "Permit me in the
name of the Washington State Press
Association to extend hearty good
wishes for the complete success of
Journalism Week."
Trees Spelling Reform.
Or. A. Gideon, .newspaper represen
tative of the Simplified Spelling
Hoard, Xew York City, narrowed his
assigned subject, "The Xewspaper and
Spelling Heform," down to "The
Awakening of the Fourth Estate."
He designated the American press
as the fourth estate, and outlined the
methods by which the press could as
sist in the spelling reform, the pur
poso of which, he said, is to "make
spelling more regular and less waste
ful." "I.ct publishers and editors." he said,
"not imagine that the promoters of sim
plified spelling, in defiance of all tra
dition, advocate sweeping changes In
our spelling such as would destroy the
Identity of our language or add to the
burden of the proofreader of the com
posing room. In the words of the late
Professor Lounsbury. they desire
merely 'to wash the dirty face of our
orthography.' They wish neither to
live and bring up their children bur
dened by the age-long clutter of the
past, nor to renovate the orthographic
establishment so suddenly as to throw
the present generation off the ordi
nary course of living. They begin by
clearing the desk of trash, rather than
by raising a dust and dislodging the
entire household."
Some Impromptu Talks.
Dr. C. J. Hlackburn of Hlaekburn.
Mo., J. T. Kenower of Ureckenridge,
Mo., William Field of Xew Florence
and W. S. McClevey of St. Louis made
short talks.
Doctor Hlackburn alluded to the ab
sence of his whiskers and said that his
mother was tile inspiration which led
him to consent to their removal.
Mr. Kenower said that the Univer
sity of Missouri had done more for the
journalism of the state than any other
Mr. Field said he was such a believ
er in efficiency that his friends called
him .Mr. Efficiency.
.ur. .wcuievey told or t progress
made by the Western Newspaper
Union, which supplies G.000 news
papers with press matter and gives
them individual sen Ice.
Arthur F. Killick (Fatty Uwis) of
Kansas City talked on his idea of cul
ture. He said that people often pre
tended to be enthusiastic over and to
appreciate things, just because they
were the prevailing fads.
"I'm only giving three cheers for the
things I really like and the things I
know about," he so'd.
Engagement of a Columbia
Girl and Former M.U. In
structor Is Announced.
Bride-Elect Is Honor Gradu
ate of Christian College
and University.
Mulchings Tells of Special Fields
Open fo Tlietu.
The afternoon program today was In
charge of the women journalists. Mrs.
Emily Grant Hutchings, special writer
for the St. Ixjuis Globe-Democrat,
spoke on "City Journalism for Wom
en." Mrs. Hutchlngs' three rules for the
worn n journalist were: adeijuate pre
paration for some special line of news
paper work, above all things to be
womanly, and to be a good woman.
"One great thing for women," said
Mrs. Hutchings, ' is to marry. Women
should not go into journalism as a per
manent career. Four or five years in
newspaper work is most broadeniiiR
and enlightening, biit a lifetime in a
newspaper office is narrowing. After a
woman has served her time as a jour
nalist she may go into publicity work,
join the syndicate writers or the space
Mrs. Hutchings named as fields for
women journalists: society or relig
ious editor, the children's page, beauty
editor, household department, feature
stories, art and musical criticisms and
personal interviews.
The engagement of Miss Mittie V
Kobnett to Dr. Elbert L. Spcnce of
Fulton was announced this afternoon
at a bridge party ghen by Mrs. J.
M. Kstes at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
I). A. Kobnett, 1509 East Hroadway.
Miss Kobnett is the second daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Kobnett.
She is an honor graduate of Christian
College and the University of Mis
souri. She is a member of the Phi
Heta Kappa honor society and of the
Pi Heta Phi sorority.
Doctor Spence is a graduate of Tu-
lane University and was formerly resi
dent physician of the Xorth Louisiana
Sanitarium at Shreveport. He left
there to become instructor in bacteri
ology and preventive medicine at the
University of .Missouri. last January
he resigned to take his present posi
tion us assistant physician and path
ologist of the State Hospital at Ful
ton. The wedding has been set for
June 10.
Miss Kobnett is a sister of Miss
Helen Kobnett. who last June an
nounced her engagement to Bennett
Clark of Rowling Green.
Agreement Made in Confer
ence With the University
Curators and President.
Present Arrangement, How
ever, Holds Good Only
Until Commencement.
P. K. Sireit Is First to Come for Sic
nut Delia f hi National Conclave.
C K. Streit of the School of Jour
nans Lf the University of Mo'itaiii.
Missoula, Mont., arrived yesterday to
attmd Journalism Week and the na
tional convention of Sigma Delta Chi,
which begins Thursday afternoon. Mr.
Streit is the first delegate to -inive
About twenty delegates and several
national olficers will attend the con
vention. The Missouri chapter of the
fraternity will give a dinner for the
delegates at fi o'clock Thursday even
ing in til? Virginia Tea Uoom. Husi-
refs sessions will be held Friday
n.pining and afternoon. Friday even
ing the delegates will attend the Made-ir.-America
Former Student, Y. 51. C. A. 5Ian, Has
Trawled Around World.
F. C. Freeman, who was a student
here in 1903-0C, came to Columbia
this morning in the interests of the
triennial convention of tha Y. M. C.
A, to he held in Cleveland, Ohio, May
12-1 C. Mr. Freeman, who has traveled
around thQ world, said that he had met
M. U. men in every country, from
Panama to India. Mr. Freeman en
countered Dean Walter Williams while
the latter was on his tour around the
A luncheon was given for him by
some of the association men this noon
at Harris'. He leaves this afternoon.
Have you voted for the bonds?
If not, there is yet time for you to
cast your vote for the betterment of
Columbia's school system. The polls
do not close until 7 o'clock tonight.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon over 700
persons had voted. As a two-thirds
majority is necessary to carry the
$90,000 issue your vote may be needed.
If the high standard of Columbia's
scl.ools is to be maintained improve
ments must be made. These improve
ments can be made possible only by
the passing of the bond issue today.
The voting was slow this morning,
but this afternoon, despite the bad
weather, the balloting increased. It
is expected that nearly 1,000 voters
will register their decision on the
The passing of the bond issue will
increase the tax rate only 10 cents.
The issue is divided into five propo
sitions. The largest amount, $35,000,
is for building e new negro school.
The present negro school building is
ready to tumble down. A heavy vote
was being cast by the negroes today.
Five Hundred Yards of Trenches
Taken In Hard Fighting.
I!j- United Press.
PARIS, .May 2. The French forces
at Xorth Douamont took 500 yards of
German trenches and many prisoners
in a hard engagement today.
A thousand yards of German
trenches were taken Saturday and
Sunday near Dead Man's Hill.
1,500 Wounded in Street
Fighting Within Last
Seven Days.
ISy 1'nlted l'ress.
DUHI.IX, .May 2. Five hundred
rebels have been killed and 1,500 lwn
rred have been wounded in the street
fighting of the Irish rebellion within
the last seven days.
A new outbreak came this morning
in Drogheda, a suburban town of Dub
lin. Four police were wounded and
eight of the rebels captured. It is
thought that many bodies are still
under the ruins in this city.
To Glw Smoker for Visitors.
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will
hold an informal reception and
smoker at 10 o'clock Thursday eve
ning in honor of the journalists who
arc guests at their chapter house.
Other guests will be President A. Ross
Hill, Dean Walter Williams, Charles
G. Ross, Hollis Edwards and Robert
lftting in light at the window.s and Jones.
Hiisiness .Men's Association to Attend
Journalism Sessions.
The Xorth St. Louis Ilusiness Men's
Association notified the Commercial
Club this morning that they will
bring 1C0 members to Columbia
Thursday. .May 4, arriving here at 11
o'clock in the morning. Arrange
ments have already been made for
their luncheon at the Virginia Grill at
12 o'clock. They will pay for their
own luncheon, but Columbia business
men are expected to attend.
After visiting the University the
visitors are to be given an auto ride.
To get enough cars, F. W. Xieder-
meyer, chairman, requests that all
owners of cars phone the Commercial
Club rooms before Wednesday noon
advising that their car can be used.
Columbia's bankers, in session yes
terday, agreed to cash warrants for
University salaries until June.
President A. Ross Hill, in com
menting on the action of the bankers
and the Hoard of Curators today, said:
"At a conference between Univer
sity curators and Columbia bankers
yesterday temporary arrangements
were made whereby each banker will
cash warrants of those professors and
employes who do business with his
particular bank. This arrangement,
however, will not last beyond com
mencement in June. The warrants
for April salaries were released to
day. It is the hope of the curators
that state finances will improve, or
that some arrangement with local
bankers can bo made, to last till the
next meeting of the Legislature.
"This situation is not due to the
failure of the last Legislature to ap
propriate enough money for the Uni
versity, though there was appropri
ated $25,000 less for maintenance
from the general revenue than for the
preceding biennial period and Gov
ernor Major had to hold up $25,000 of
the appropriation, making the net
amount $50,000 less. The University
is keeping its expenditures within the
appropriation and the governor's ex
ecutive order, but the requisitions for
the University's monthly share of the
general revenue are not honored by
he state auditor.
Expenditures Reduced.
"All other appropriations to the
University from the general revenue
fund are for agricultural extension
projects, including farm advisers, off
set to Smith-Lever congressional
grants, eta Hy executive order $30,
000 of the amount appropriated for
these items was held up and the ex
penditures for these projects have
been accordingly reduced by the Uni
versity, but no requisition for these
purposes filed since December, 1915,
has been honored.
"The requisitions signed by the cu
rators yesterday, chargeable to the
general revenues, amount to approxi
mately $27,000 for maintenance and
agricultural extension projects in ad
dition to the $83,227.51 already re
Constitution Ciled.
"State Auditor Gordon has cited the
constitution in justification of his ac
tion in paying practically all other
claims upon the state while declining
to draw warrants to honor the Uni
versity requisitions. The curators
yesterday instructed their attorney to
call .Mr. Gordon's attention to the fact
that a Supreme Court decision stands
squarely against his Interpretation.
The case is 1G0 .Missouri 190 State ex
rel vs. Henderson. The opinion was
written by Judge Gantt and on page
211 he says: 'In prescribing the or
der for the passage of the appropri
ation hills there was no intention to
create special liens upon the moneys
in the treasury- or give any priority of
payment to one appropriation over
"Yet it is stated and has not been
denied that Mr. Gordon is issuing
warrants for the payment for all
state officers and clerks at Jefferson
City and practically all the state In
stitutions while requisitions to the
amount of thousands of dollars on be
half of the University at Columbia re
main unhonorcd."
m'J J;oIiUlu,,Ia. "V"1 Vicinity: Kaln to
li.med coil. "ro,,al,r Wednesday; con-
..ir-"r"url: I!aI" tonlsht and prob
Jl'ly Wednesday ; continued cool.
, , Weather Cunditions.
4 lotiily and unsettlis! m..ii,... .........u..
lTeu..rill,- I,. ii .! ... - """" '":"';
n Z; "71:1 "' ,,he. lUst ,!,llf "iJ south
Atlantic stales. Itains liave tieen roncni
.. ..-. .inn ineuee iinrme:isr t.. !.,
le.inessee ana (iliio valleys; and in West
ern Kansas north to Canada, and also tu
Hie Lake region.
TeniH-nitures eontliiue Lelow the sea
sonal ayrace In :,l of the principal Kraln
states- In the upper Mississippi and Mis
sourl drainage areas they are not much
aloe l,e freezing value.
I he general arrangement of atmospheric
pressure throughout the United States
is siieli as to Indicate mostly cloudy and
rather cool ueather for .Missouri for the
next several days, with rain during the
next thirty-six hours.
, , I-oriil Data.
I'hc highest temperature In r..tint.l.l-.
Jesterd.iy was K ami the lowest last
night was 4.; precipitation. ..01; relative
humidity 2 p. m. yesterday, .V. per cent.
A j ear ago yesterday the highest tem
perature was 7. .'iinl tin. l.nv..kt -;-. .......
elpltatl IK). '
The Temperatures Today.
' " in IS 11 a. m.
S a. m.
Asquith Announces a New
Policy of Universal Mili
tary Service.
British Premier Would Have
New System in Effect
at Once
9 a.
10 a.
12 in 51
1 P. m 51
2 p. m 51
S 1'. M., L'nher.sity Auditorium.
rredenck W. Lehmann, St. Louis,
on "The Xewspaper and the Law."
United Press.
LONDON'. May 2. Premier Asquith
announced in the House of Commons
this afternoon that the Hritish gov
ernment had decided upon a policy of
immediate general compulsory mili
tary service.
The announcement came as a com
plete surprise, as no hint had been
given of such a development.
Itooms for Visitors.
The Commercial Club Is prepared to
supply any Journalism Week guests
with rooms if they can not get ac
commodations at the hotel. C. O.
Hanes, secretary of the club, will be
at the headquarters at Tenth street
aJid Hroadway to assign the rooms.
The studnt guides will conduct the
guests to and fro. Any Columbians
who have rooms to rent are asked to
notify Mr. Hanes. Rooms on the south
side of town are preferable.
Special Train Friday Night.
The Wabash Railroad will run a
special train out of Columbia at 11:15
o'clock Friday night. May 5, making
connections at Centralia with St. Louis
and Kansas City trains. The special
train is put on to accommodate the
Journalism Week visitors who wish to
leave Columbia after the Made-in
America banquet
Two Concerts Thursday E wning.
The Cadet Hand will give a con
cert on the Quadrangle at 7 o'clock
Thursday evening, and at 7:30 the
University String Quartet will pre
sent a program in the University
Auditorium. preceding the lectures,
which will begin at S.
Only Sewn Sections of Old Homestead
Are .Not Vet Disposed of.
As a result of yesterday's auction
sale of the J. L. Stephens homestead,
there remain but seven' unsold lots. f.
R. Simmons' bid of $370 for lot 25 was
rejected, thereby netting 1 per cent of
the bid, or $:!.70, to .Mr. Simmons.
When the lot was again put up .Mr.
Simmons' bid of $3G5 purchased the
In addition to sales reported jes
terday the following lots were sold:
Lot 10 to M. G. Quinn, $500; lot 11 to
Dr. J. Stephens, $535; lot 12 to M. E.
Church, $530; lot 13 to X. D. Evanr,
$C00; lot 14 to A. H. Coffman, $610;
lot 17 to M. E. Church, $1,925; lot 25
to T. R. Simmons, $3C5; lot 2ti to
Rucker Toalson, $3'J0; lot 27 to V. O.
McCormick, $450; lot 28 to Ned Gor
don, $445; lot 29 to Mrs. M. J. Quinn,
$425; lot 30 to Peyton S. Evans, $135.
Kwnlng Programs Begin at 8.
The evening speeches of Journalism
Week, in the University Auditorium,
will begin at 8 o'clock, instead of 7:30
as previously announced. The lec
ture tonight will be by Frederick W.
Lehmann of St. Louis, on "The News
paper and the Law."
Brisbane to Sjieak Tomorrow.
Arthur Brisbane, who was sched
uled to speak tonight, will not be able
to arrive until tomorrow morning. He
will be accompanied by Courtland
Smith and Ivy L. Lee, and all three
will be on tomorrow's program.
ISasehiill Game Called Off.
The baseball game scheduled for
this afternoon between the University
of Hawaii and the Tigers was called
off on account of wet grounds. It
was necessary to cancel the game altogether.
Answer to U.S. Note Ex
pected Tonight No Hint
of the Contents.
U. S. Generals Will Atniin
Confer With Ohregon on
Removal of Troops.
Uy United Press.
EL PASO, Tex., .May 2. General
Scott this afternoon announced that
a conference would be held later In
the day with General Obregon on the
American side of the boundary.
Ho would not say whether this
would be the last one. He received
instructions from Washington this
It is thought that the United States
will stand firm and will not withdraw
the troops from Mexico. It is being
urged that the United States and Mexi
can troops seek bett"r co-operatioii In
their hunt for the outlaw Villa.
liy United Press.
BERLIN, May 2. The reply to the
American note, protesting against the
submarine policy of Germany is com
pleted and it is thought that it will be
dispatched tonight
'Pe crisis has passed, it is said here.
No hint has been given of the contents
of the note.
Council Tonight Exacted to Reap
point Chief at $100 a Month.
Chief E. N. Kurtz or the fire depart
ment has resigned In order that his
salary may be raised.
The resignation, which was turned
in yesterday afternoon, probably v. Ill
be presented to the City Council at
its regular meeting tonight. It will
be accepted, Kurtz's salary probably
will be raised from $90 to $100 a
month, as had previously be?n promis
ed him, and then the chief, it is ex
pected, will be reappointed.
The council cannot raise an official's
salary while he is in office.
Three Killed and Forty Hurt at Until,
docl., Piu, Steel Plant. -
l'.y t'nlteil I'ress.
PITTSBURGH. May 2. Following
serious riots in which three have be n
killed and at least forty have bee- .n-
jured at the Thompson Steel Plant at
Braddock, Sheriff Richards announc
ed this afternoon that the state militia
will bs ordered out.
Stephens Alumnae Add .Memliers.
The members of the senior class of
Stephens College were elected to the
association of Stephens College Alum
nae at the meeting of the organiza
tion in the Stephens College parlors
yesterday afternoon.
Frank Hill in I'liarre of Exhibit in
Engineering Building.
The Intertype Company has a type
setting machine on display in the rear
of the Engineering Building.
Frank Hill has charge of the exhibi
tion, which will be open during the re
mainder of Journalism Week.
Royal Arch Masons to Centralia.
A special convocation of the Co
lumbia Royal Arch Chapter No. 17.
A. F. & A. M.. will be held at Cen
tralia Friday, beginning at 12:30
o'clock and continuing through the
afternoon and evening. J. A. Oliver,
high priest of the Columbia chapter,
will have charge of the ceremonies.
Work will be given In all the chapter
Xew Xames on the Register.
The following Journalism Week
visitors have registered at Switzlcr
Hall since yesterday noon:
Anna R. Sharp. Wright City Mo.
William Field, New Florence, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gansz, Macon,
Mrs. Theodore G. Burkhardt, JeV
ferson City, Mo.
Kate A. Waddell. Sedalia, Mo.
J. O. Rankin, Columbia, Mo.
C. K. Streit, .Missoula, Mont.
R. H. Atchison, Mexico, Mo.
Emily Grant Hutchings. St Louis.
Florence Leaver Pendleton, Kansas
F. H. Hedges, Springfield, Mo.
F. D. Shelton, Springfield. .Mo.
B. R. Byerly, St Louis.
John Caughlan. Plttsfield, III.
C. G. McDaniel. Cainsville, Mo.
It H. Jesse, Columbia.
W. S. McClevey, St. Louis.
Anna E. Nolen, Monroe City, Mo.
Golda V. Howe, Hunnewell, Mo.

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