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1 i tV' I i & r K $ f j, 1 UNIVERSITY 3IISS0U1HAX, vnESl)AY, JUNE 7, 131C. M. U. HAS A LITERARY GRAVEYARD Student Publications Come and Go Rapidly, and Only Their Bones May Be Found in the University Library. In the case of college life, the stream of literature is intermittent and literary publications are brought forth with sreat effort. There are two reasons for this: one is the variety of Intel ests that keep the student not only from keen observation but also trying his hand at expressing hlm elr except when he "just has to" in order tc make a grade in his subject; the 'ther is the lack of interest shown by the student body at large in the literary efforts shown even by the most talented. In -he University of Misso'in, the I niversity Alissourian is the only pub lication that has been an absolute sin-ess, financially and otherwise. With the exception of the Missouri an. mo.-t of the publications by stu dents at the University have been fail ures, either from a financial or a lit erary standpoint. Kach oaie has bloomed for a little while, a little shaky on its financial legs perhaps, hut stnmg in the life given to it by tliuj-e energetic youths who bel;evej in it Then it died a natural death and a, buried with the rest of it kin 1, "unv.ept, unhonoretl :lnd unsung." Copies round in l.ihnirj. In the library of the ('niversity a few of the copies of the various maga zines have been preserved. The collec tion is by aio means complete, and this makes it impossible to ghe a connect ed historj of the efforts of the stu dents of literary inclinations. A brief resume of these in the order of their publication is all that can be gl'cn. The oldest paper in the collecri.m is called the Collegian and dates ISr.R. It strongly resembles Addison's ess'ljs as they were handed to the public of his time, only the pamphlet is a l.n!e larger and lias a few more pages. 'I contains poems and essays. The sub jects are for the most part abstract, being on happiness, mental and mora! discipline, and the great duty of man. The purpose as it is set out in the t'us' issue. January, Isr.S, is to gain purity and excellence of style through the habit of committing thoughts to pnncr and Inning them subjected to the scru tiny of the public eye. The pros pectus of the Collegian reads: "A paper devoted to polite literature. Wit and Humor, to be published by the Atheiiaean and Union Literary Socie ties of the University of Missouri: to be issued monthly, containing S quar to pages, and to be filled with entliely original matter. Nothing partaking of a partisan nature will be admitted o its columns." This publication las-d one year. Societies issued a Caper. The Index was a ort of booklet that saw the light of day in (Mtl. It was published by the M. S. V. Athletic As sociation with the co-operation of fra ternities and literary societies. It inn out one issue in which wis contained the names of the Hoard of Curators, the faculty, the graduates of that ye ir. the purpose and membership of the literary societies, the names of the of ficers of the military companies and a few literary contributions. Tlie next publication of important was the University Argus, which must have been started about 1SS7. The record of the Library begins with Volume :., No. ::, published i nApril. Here we find a familiar name given as editor that of L. M. Defoe. T. .1. .1. See was alumni editor. The aim of the Argus is set down by the editors in the first number, and reads: "1. For voicing the needs, thoughts, and sentiments of the stu dent body; 2. To bring before every subscriber a digest of the news or our students at home and at the schools abroad." The departments into which the material of the Argus was placed were the editorial, the literary, the woman's department, the exchange department, the local department and the alumni department. In the editorial depart ment were the knocks and the boost' to be meted out to the University; in the literary department were the poems by the students, the discussions of such lofty subjects as Milton's "Arcopagitica" and original essays; in the woman's department were the literary subjects that were supposed to be of special interest to women in that time; in the local department were the Tew essays at jokes upon the students and in the alumni depart ment were the memories of former students and space for their contribu tions. V.II-!- Saw Itig Increase. In l.'.i-.i2 the issues picked up greatly, both in attractiveness and in material. There were actually a few jokes on the pages. In IS'.:! the edi tion was much improved. The work was literary and yet not too classi cal. There was an increase in size and in the nnmber of departments. It mn flTnii"!! the vcar lS!r. and two is sues in the fall of 1S9C. From then on track and started the nucleus of a ' ly magazine, and then changed to a successful publication. bi-monthly edition. It contained The 1S94-9.1 edition contained the ' poetry, jokes and athletics, and was list of the curators, of the faculty and moulded after the pattern of most of ' of the conductors of chapel exercises, its predecessors, but it did not sur-' and named all of those eligible for a ' vivo more than a few numbers when higher degree. It was cloth bound, , it went the way of most college mag- ' but not overly attractive. The first ' azines. editor was L. J. Karshall; the assist-1 The latest monthly magazine at ant editor was T. It. Fowler and the ; tempted by the students, is The Out- business manager was II. II. IJuther-t look, started in lltlo by the members ford. of the Writers' Club. The first number Poets Had a Paper. Too. j was published in .March, lit 1.1, with Wil- liam Simrall as editor. I Page Three i :S Hours, Credit for Ancient History. The Summer Session in ancient history, Xo. 4s, will be given for three hours' credit instead of one as adver tised in the bulletin, the history de partment announced today. Pulltti-al .Vnmiunrriiirnt. The MU-mirt.in I nuthorizpil to nil nonnce the c-.iinli.l.ioy of I I. Altton. fori the office of constable for Columbia Tunnhl, subject to the action of the IViiioeratle Primary. Auxust 1, 131G. .' the University.- At an election of di rectors of tilt; athletic policy of the University, an attempt was made by the fraternity men to keep the non fraternity men from being represent ed. Tlie result was a society called the M. S. U. ltarbs, formed :n the in terests of the "barbs," as they were derisively called by the fraternity men and designed to prevent the "frat" men from 'hogging" everything in the University. In 1S9.". the fra ternity men started an organ called the M. S. U. Tiger to promote their interests, and the barbs ininiediatelj retaliated with a counter sheet, which was pi (limited for the bene..t of the non-fraternity men. This sheet was called the M. S. U. Independent and was by far tlie strongest and most worth while paper published by the University Up to this time. 31. S. U. Tiger Lived Two Years. Tlie M. S. U. Tiger was from four to six pages and small in size, it was published weekly. Its first issue in ISS.'i contained editorial comment on tile activities and polices of the Uni versity, athletic news, news of other colleges and college chat. Although it was devoted to the interests of the fraternities primarily, it did not adopt an aggressive policy, but instead broadened its sphere and tried to sat isfy the needs of the University at large. It lived two years, putting out its last issue in 159o. The M. S. U. Independent was much more successful in its policy, and lit its treatment of college news. It was a bi-monthly paper published the first and third Saturdays of every month. Its first issue appeared March :!, (S'JI, and its editor was W. F. Randolph. It contained editorials, athletic, news and exchange departments, and covered nearly the same fields as the Tiger. In 1S9G-97 it became a much better paper. Christmas and Commencement numbers, were especially featured, the illustrations were better, and a few cartoons appeared. In lV.iy the paper deteriorated. The type was smaller and the paper much cheaper. In 1900 it picked up again, adding literary features and book reviews. The Christmas number of 1900 was the most ambitious of the series. The pa- J per ran until 1910 whem it was dis- , continued. j .Viiii-r'ratcriiifj .Men Had Paper. ' The Independent set forth its policy ' in these words: "We step forth on ' the field of action in the interest of , non-fraternity students; aiot that we anticipate that their interests are in immediate danger, but we think that tlie large element in our University outside of tlie mystic pale of the secret , college fraternities should have a rep resentative in tlie field of college jour nalism. It is not our purpose to bring on a" fight with amy clique or organiza tion, nor do we anticipate anything of the kind." This policy was 'lived up to by tlie Independent and throughout the life of the paper it did not attempt j a policy that would be anything but ' advantageous to the student body as a j whole. The Savitar was the next publica tion to be started by the stuuenio. Tlie University by 1S9I had grown to. such a size that the students felt the need of a year book that would be a record of the yearly events, given im- I partially and picturesquely. In 1S91-J5 9.1 the Savitar was launched and has ' Jj continued since. ! Jt Savilar First Issued In IMHi. In casting about for a name, the! committee chose tlie name Savitar, th sun-god of the Kig-Veda. In the issue of 1S9C-97 the reason for the name Savitar is given. It says: "Savitar, the god who sees all things, and notes all the good and evil deeds of men its power is irresistible. Age cannot , touch him. Nothing can withstand his will. To him are addressed the verses, "Holliest of all the Veda." .May tlie golden-eyed Savitar come hither. Shining forth he rises from the lap Dawn, Praised by singers; he. my god, Savitar, Stepped fortli and never missed his place, lie steps forth, the splcmdor of the sky. The wide seeinsr. far-shinning wan dered." The purpose of the Savitar was to j contain a picture of college life, to nrnrvi customs ami traditions, to create a full appreciation of the Alma Missouri's embyro poets and literary men have had a vehicle in which to express their ardors for the benefit of tlie public at all times. The most noted of these was the Asterisk, pul, lislied under the direction of the As terisks, a club organized in the winter of 190" and composed of young men who wished to see a more marked 1 It erarv activity in the University. 1 lie irst members were: L. Kutiedge Two magazines of short duration in ' the college literary world were the I Andiron Magazine, published by the , members of the Andiron Literary Club ! in 1910 with John Hubert Moore as I editor: and the P.-uii-llellenie Maga ziiie, published for a short while in l.vjo in the interests of fraternities. Tlie Andiion was a magazine ,soine i what akin to the Asterisk, but not of " .... !.:..! !..., 1 .1... ! 11.11 I.. ,.,, , , ,, ,, , , i,.! i wu 'hii i tiiis.-, aim inc.- I tiii-i leiiviiiu Whipple, Harris .Merlon Lvon, Daniel. " ' ,, ,, ,, , . ,,. , ,, i) ... ii was somewhat like the Tiger. M. McFarland, Charles (!. Koss Ho- .... ,...,.,... ,, , . ... . . , ., , Agricultural Students Have Paper, mer troy, Robert W. Jones and J. K. . ' - ill lilt uni'i i?i ill nil? -ii'rii'ii 1 .11 ,i"io limit. wl t " aig. The membership seven men. and Cr to to give evidence of particular literary iibility before being admitted to the club. The first issue of the magazine was dated May, 1901, and contained poems, humorous sketches and plays. The material was splendid and showed the ability of the writers who have since become successful. The Asterisk was not a financial success, and the own ers had t kfldt It .nt ' I""""" , iii stimulus ana ui uie laiiiiuig wcjrm in each member had i . . . .. .. " . general is Tlie College Farmer, pub lished by the students of the College ! of Agriculture. It was started in 1903, and has since been supported and run by the students. It contains articles of interest to the farmer. The articles are well written and illustrated. A word must be said in passing con cerning the Shamrock by the students of the School of Engineering. This in.!Lr:i7iiie Is: i ve.irlv- nnvetiir nf SU a hard time to get rid of their I,atrick.s . "It was fl.lltvd in 190C with the nvoweil indention of niittin? The 1909 number oi tlie AsierisK was published by the Asterisk and the (iridiron Clubs conjointly. Tlie mem-' . liorubitis tn tln ellllw en lint limit- I the student body to rights on their ideas of the purposes and methods of the Engineers in celebrating the feast nf St Pntrlek. It w:is sni'ill in size ed at this time, and the success of the,. lm, .,,, V(,n. s.i,.niiU.:int as a nilbli. magazine was made more secure from i (.atio u mij grov.n each yc.lr lmtiI a financial point of view. The m)w u .g a minia,Ilrt, Savit!,r, contain- last issue was the issue of 1910. limner Croj IVnili' For tlie Own. Tlie Oven, another literary maga zine, was started in 1901. It contain- ed contributions from the best writ-, Orders taken for home-mado salt ers of tlie University. It was devoted rising bread, beaten biscuit, special to the literary interests of the stu- home made cooking and catering. 202 dents. Two of the contributors wen., South 9th. Phone 4S1. S-214-tf. Monte Crews and Homer Croy. It was ' published monthly until May, 191:!. The Columns was a small magazine 1 ing the pictures of the Engineers, the 'class histories and tlie jokes of the year. X. F. ! Washington University Denial School published by the freshmen in 1912. Its pi pose was to develop literature In' all phases, to interest, to entertain. and if possible, to instruct; to encour- ,' age a wholesome spirit in every de partment: and most of all, to give 1 (.Missouri Ilental College) 2lli & Locust SK St. Louis, .Mo. A nationally Known school, years' experience In successful of fifty teaching. .Clares limited to fifty students In each publicity to the opinions, criticism ana announcements of every student, in-'class. The lat opportunity t matrlcii-.-tructor and friend of tlie University, 'bite In a three year course. This ambitious magazine was a month- ' i-()r e-itaio-ue address the Dean. Students, You Can Make Money right at home during vacation if you will hustle and help us develop our business. We ask you to invest no money and have permanent openings for those who desire to remain in the business. Let us explain. W. B. DAVIS & SON 1321 Commerce Bldg. Kansas City, Mo. the Library has no record, and since . Mater alm jovu for iu.r. The first edl other magazines took its place it Is tj0 was dedicated to the men and .uwtirnn tirit it was discontinued. I women who aided in the production. The next series of college paper: partlv contemporary wun me ij-us, grNvv'out -f a quarrel between the fra teritv and the non-fraternity men o. It has all of the appearances of r first attempt. It looks as if the au thors didn't know exactly what to do, but thev were at least on the right svvivtvixxvvxxxvxeviexxx3 5 MEN WANTED At a Salary of $4.75 a Day and Commission. We can use 25 more University men for 10 or more weeks in your home territory (if not already taken). This is a salary proposition, S4.75 a day for five days a week payable weekly with a commission in addition which should equal salary, to introduce, demonstrate, put on trial a Ford Foot Throttle in connection with a national advertising campaign. There are no strings tied to this offer ex cept the requirements of a reasonable amount of work and weekly reports. Salesmanship is not essential as no money is required in advance from prospective cus tomers. However we want only men who realize that they are alive and not afraid of meeting the people. Address at once Students Demonstration Dept. FORD SPECIALTIES CORPORATION Davenport, Iowa. .VX3SSCSJ(jexXXW3S 8 1L MBBir trintd immammmmmmtmtmtmmmm mim lyTANY a mountain o' ' trouble turns out to be a mole, hill after all, when viewed ca'mly through the haze o pipe smoke. 1Z 2DL 3C ZZZ1C Wc cordially solicit the banking accounts of Faculty, Students and New Residents CENTRAL BANK Northwest Corner Mh anil IJroadwny G. 15. Dtirsey, President Ir.iT. V, Stune, Ci-hicr V. K. Farley, Vice President J. V. S.ipp, Avst Cashier Clean and Progressive Ready Reference Ads We Will Repair It All work guaran teed. We special ize on Watches, Clocks and Jewelry GOETZ & LlNDSEY 918 Broadway IF YOU RIDE OR DRIVE You will like our horses best. General lively and I'ed stable. BCGO a HVLLCW S. Eizhth St. l'bon. Thompson's ORCHESTRA 1 to 10 pieces or dancesand other entertainment!) PHONE 632 feimiiiiffliiiifiifl lAfeSflPiai 1 Marquette Hotel ! g A HOTEL foryour Wife.Motl)ercr Sister. VjjjjJPJZQ Vjiiitr. airiJci!-tM"i:iaii -;i"ii ihiu.'ui-ni'iNM;!!'!.!;,,..,!!!, :!!!"'.!ii!i.iii'::i ii;;,n:!H; i;-::iii:i-"'iii.-'i:.:iii, ;i"i';i';i;:.::-i v im VmJi-.-F. 'M.WV-3-g"V'J What the Audit Bureau of Circulation Means. The Audit Bureau of Circulations is a cooperative organization composed of newspapers, magazines, trade publications, advertising agencies, local and general advertisers. It was established five years ago and is now the most important organization of its kind in the country. The purpose of the Audit Bureau of Circulations is to give advertisers absolute facts regarding the cir culation of publications and to prevent advertisers from being imposed upon by publications that will not submit their circulation figures to the light of day There are 1,200 members in the A. B. C. More than 700 newspapers in the United States and Canada are members. The sixteen newspapers in Missouri that hold memberships in this im portant organization are: Columbia Daily Missourian Columbia Tribune Hannibal Courier-Post Joplin Globe Joplin News-Herald Kansas City Journal Kansas City Post Kansas City Star and Times St. Joseph Gazette St. Joseph News-Press St. Louis Globe-Democrat St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Republic St. Louis Star St. Louis Times Sprincfielil Leader The headquarters of the A. B. C. are at 15 Hast Washington Street, Chicago. Any advertiser de siring information regarding the circulation of any publication may obtain same from the head quarters of the AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS .(!