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rnblltbtd rrtrr crenlnr (except Saturday
and Sunday) and Bandar moraine by
The MlMonrlan Association. Incorporat
ed, Colombia. Ho, Frank H. Klnr.
President and Editor; A, O. Hlnmaa,
Baalnrss Manager.
Address all communications to
Colombia, Missouri.
Of rice: Virginia Building. Downstairs
riiones: Business, 53; Kewi, 274.
Entered at the postofflce, Columbia, Mo,
as second-class mall.
Year, $50: month. 25 cents; copy. 5 cents.
Outside of Doone County, year $3; month.
30 cents.
The Mlssourlan receives the dispatches
of the United Press Associations.
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Is a "mum" so called because it i3
the only thing at the football game
which is not making a noise?
Steps should be taken at once in
Columbia to determine the responsi
bility for the recent announcement
that the Santa Fe Railroad would en
ter St. Louis over new tracks built
from Carrollton to Mexico, thence to
the metropolis over the Burlington.
The possibility of the new road touch
ing Columbia is evident.
A main line railroad with through
freight and passenger service to the
East and West has ever been Colum
bia's greatest need. Located In the
exact center of Boone County, the
town misses the main line of the roads
to the north because of a hundred
mile bend in the Missouri River. The
roads to the south hug the river, leav
ing Columbia, like Fayette in Howard
County and Fulton in Callaway, high
and dry at the mercy of branch line
time tables.
An air line from Carrollton to St.
Louis, crossing the river at some point
south of the Wakenda prairie and
again at Glasgow, the line touching
the county seats of three of the oldest
yet most progressive counties in Mis
souri, none of which now has a main
ine road, would open up territory rich
in traffic and freight production.
Should the Santa Fe build its tracks
clear into St. Louis, the possibility for
the line touching Columbia would be
more likely, than if the line is con
structed only to Mexico. It seems
probable that a great railroad system
like the Santa Fe, in establishing its
connection with the fourth largest
city of the country, would do so over
its own tracks.
For nearly a quarter of a century
rumors upon rumors have had it that
the Santa Fe would enter St. Louis.
Whether the present announcement
is made upon authority Is not known
In Columbia, but It is worthy of inves
tigation. Even the slightest chance to
obtain a through railroad line for the
town should not be overlooked.
One thing to be said in favor of poll
tics of today is that no longer is a
man's worth determined by the num
ber of years he has "voted 'er
straight." The voter who "scratches"
an unworthy candidate who has been
endorsed by the party is a citizen
worth while.
Few more engaging popular lectur
ers came under any auspices to the
University than Dr. H. H. Powers.
None Is heard by larger or more In
terested audiences. His lecture con
tain much Information attractively
presented. They contain more imagi
nation and prophecy. Withal, and de
spite their rather too dazzling style.
they are provocative of sober thought
on the tremendous world-problems
that confront America today.
But Doctor Powers Is In many of his
conclusions dead wrong.-
War is not better than peace. Else
duelling personal battle , to settle
questions of honor should be re
stored in the land and the biggest
fighter among the nations would furn
ish fprth the most civilized communi
ty. Modern medicine has abandoned
bleeding as a cure for disease.
Tomorrow Is not necessarily the
same as yesterday. The centuries
show progress. The world is not shut
up in the Jaws of a grim geographic,
or even racial, fatalism. Ideas, not
armor plate, govern.
The right of self-government Is. not
a thing of the past nor even for the
white race alone. The Filipinos are
not condemned to perpetual political
servitude because they are brown and
wear somewhat less clothing In Ma
nila than good taste dictated In Bos
ton yesterday. Japan is not waiting
ready to steal the Pacific Ocean as
soon as Uncle Sam turns his back.
The making of munitions of war to
support an army and navy Is not the
highest mission of a republic. Democ
racy is not dead nor merely a local
The Devil German or otherwise
has not a -sure thing on the United
States, even if we do not link up with
Great Britain to boss the rest of man
kind. It isn't necessary or desirable
in 'order to make progress that the
world should be thrown into a receiv
ership, with the Anglo-Saxon as the
seIfrappolnted receiver fees Included
and fixed by the receiver. The Anglo
Saxon If there is now any such ani
mal Is not God's own peculiar peo
ple. There are others. Uncle Sam
can steer his own boat right success
fully if those In the library or dining
saloon will kindly refrain from rock
ing the vessel, calling false signals or
sounding the fog horn unnecessarily.
Doctor Powers lectures eloquently
and with sparkling rhetoric, but he
sees red and often talks yellow. In
an international color scheme we pre
fer red, white and blue to red and yel
lowand have faith In the gospel ot
Jesus rather than in the gospel of Jer
emiah as a world policy.
franchise for women. The living pic
ture of the inspired business man Is
his contribution toward peace in the
warfare between labor and capital
A public forum for the discussion of
things worth-while. Articles should be
short and signed by the writer, as proof
to the editor 01 goou laiiu. oiKuaiunrs
will not necessarily be published.
Better Movies.
Editor of the Mlssourlan: I have
been reading with much interest the
account of the desire of the young
people of the community to improve
the tone of the moving picture shows
of Columbia. I am sure that their
wish Is representative of the public
and that they have begun a good
work which should have excellent and
far-reaching results. A. p. V. R.
Henry Ford has demolished another
cherished theory. Women employes
of the Ford Motor Company will
.henceforth receive the same minimum
wage as men. The wage is $5 a day.
Economists and social scientists
have been, busy demonstrating that
women should really not receive the
same wage as men, since that would
promote dissension In the family,
lower the birth rate, lowers men's
wages and do several other things
which would undermine the estab
lished foundations of society. Manu
facturers have pleaded that a $5-a-day
wage would upset the industrial
world. Henry Ford calmly does the
A few years ago industrial scientists
told the man from Detroit than 5,000
men was the largest possible 'indus
trial unit. Ford employs 30,000. They
told him his profit-sharing plan
would make him bankrupt; the year
ending July 31 showed a net profit
of $60,000,000. They jeered at the
idea of a usable car that would sell
at $500, and now Ford proposes that
cars be- sold for $100. They told
each other that big business could
not be done without borrowed capi
tal; the" banks pay the Ford Motor
Company interest on deposits.
In all these matters Henry Ford
has answered in great part the mod
ern Industrial problem by the mere
recognition of facts, not theories. He
pretends no charity. He admits that
were all employers to carry out his
plans he might have difficulty in his
own plant. But to all the doubting
Thomases he points to his profits as
proof of the sound economics of his
business conduct.
An eight-hour day for men and wo
men with minimum wages' of $5 a day
is Henry Ford's contribution to this
century's economics. Industrial equali
ty is his contribution to the cause of
Did Katr!
Editor the Missourian: When, on
a Wednesday night date, did your
"datee," one of the 800 University
women, ever suggest that you go to J
prayer meeting instead of to a Colum
bia movie show? H.
he gave for doing them. Is made from miles southwest of Columbia, Satur
hls published works and his public daf night Those present were Misses
utterances. In these pages he reveals Gertrude, Lena and Mary Dodd, May
the diverse aspects of his complex
mentality his greatness and his fall
ings, his wonderful genius for co
ordination or accomplishment and his
sad lack of profound convictions of
duty or obligation or right The work
is not only a valuable addition to Na
polonelc literature; It is also of great
general interest
(A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago;
cloth, 167 pages; $1.)
Misses Mary Margaret Shuttee, Mar
garet Seward, Lorraine Flanders and
Laura Smith will be dinner guests of
the Chi Omega House tonight
Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Johnson of St
Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Geisert
of Washington spent the week-end
at the Chi Omega House.
Chi Omega announces a new pledge.
Miss Virginia Pasley of Fulton.
Hultz, Pattie and OHIe Scott and Ruby
Martin; Frank Scott, Jay Hultz, Roy
Crane and Burleigh Bruner.
The Sigma Chi fraternity will give
an informal dance on the evening of
November 10.
Helps In Y. M. C. A. Campaign.
R. A. Klelnschmidt, BL., LLB., 1900,
University of Missouri, is one of tha
committee of twenty-flve who sub
scribed $2,500 for the expenses of a
campaign to obtain $250,000 for a
Young Men's Christian Association
building at Oklahoma City.
"The Fraternity and the College."
A series of papers discussing fair
ly, but from a standpoint friendly to
fraternities, the problems of this
phase of college life is bound into a
single volume entitled "The Fraternity
and the College." The author is one
who knows. Dean Thomas Arkle Clark
of the University of Illinois.
(George Banta Publishing Company,
Menasha, Wis.; cloth, 223 pages; $1.25
The Chi Omegas will give a recep
tion tomorrow afternoon from 4 to 6
in honor of Mrs. C. W. Leaphart and
Miss Grace Graves, their chaperon. In
the receiving line will be Miss Eva
Johnston. Mrs. George Reed, Mrs. E.
B. Branson and Miss Helen Leaphart
Mrs. S. T. Simpson and Mrs. Brown
will serve. The decorations will be
in lavendar and yellow.
"Public Health Protection."
Dr. H. B. Hemenway, In "American
Public Health Protection," sounds a
note of warning against the neglect of
public care of public health. The ar
gument Is forcefully and fairly pre
sented in favor of education against
the causes of disease. But why is Mis
souri omitted from the list of univer
sities that are doing good work In this
new field?
(Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapo
lis; 283 pages.)
Miss Grace Graves spent the week
end at her home in Fayette.
The girls of Sampson Hall will have
open house from 7:30 to 11 o'clock
Friday night
Mrs. Mary Overall of St Louis and
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Black, former
Columbians, are visiting in Columbia.
fcNapoleon In His Own Words."
This work translated from the
French of Jules Bertaut by H. E. Law
and C. L. Rhodes, is an Interesting
compilation of aphorisms by the great
Napoleon. The compilation, which
contains Napoleon's views on such
subjects as politics and administra
tion, his opinions on love, marriage
and women, and what he said about
the things he did, plus the reasons
The Home Ec Club will give a party
from 8 to 10 o'clock tomorrow night
at Read Hall for the short course students.
The Phi Mu sorority announces the
pledging of Miss Ruth Underhlll of
Carathe, Mo.
An informal party was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Will RIggs, eight
baking Powder
Sixty Year the Standard
. Adds only healthful
qualities to the food
We Can, We Must, We Will
Make Missouri Dry
Scratch No" Tote "Yes"
On Amendment Number Three
NOVEMBER 7, 1916
With the Famous Five Star Cast, A Wonderful
Chorus and the Company's Own
Symphony Orchestra
One of the few worth while light opera performances of
recent years. Ranks with the Merry Widow and Spring
Maid. A beautiful performance and a great company.
fgJSt 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50
Seat Sale Opens Thursday 9 a. m.
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