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THE DAILY MISSOUBIAX, TUESDAY ETE!056, XAY 15, 1917.
TOPIC WRITING SIDE
(Continued from Page One)
writer's place. He toM how his novel
was rejected many times by publish
ing houses and how it finally was
accepted as a serial -ay Scribner's
Magazine, with many corrections in
the original manuscript before it was
Lee Shippey, president of the
Writers Guild, in speaking of Mr.
Dodge's success, said that "Bonnie
May was first published in serial form
in Scribner's, later in book form and
will be played on the stage in Xew
-Mark Twain Via Ouiju Hoard.
In introducing Mrs. Lola V. Hays
and her talk on "Taking Dictation
from Spirit Land," Mr. Shippey said,
"What Boston is to beans, St. Louis
is to spiritualism."
Mrs. Hays related her experiences
and successes at the ouija board.
She first asked the ouija board to
send Mark Twain back to her so as
ing Mark Twain as to the success of
one book, "Grant Roberts," he re
plied, "I don't know. I haven't run
across it on earth. 1 may run onto
it in heaven."
Mrs. Emily Grant Hutchings then
read two chapters from "Jap Har
ron." She defined a spiritualist as
one who belongs to a definite cult.
"All spiritualistic cults," she said.
"believe that the soul and mind sur
vive physical death and can commu
nicate with living persons."
Additional Journalism Week vis
itors who registered at Switzler Hall
up to 3 o'clock this afternoon are:
Bertha I. Bless, Weston, Mo.; B. J.
Bless, Jr.. Weston, Mo.; W. Earle
Dye, Richmond. Mo.; Edwin A.
Krauthoff, Washington. D. C; J. A.
Hudson. Columbia; Henry R. Rob-
bins, St. Louis; Charles D. Tillo,
Kansas City; Edward O. Dase, St.
Louis; Katherine Richardson, St.
Louis; Miss Cecile Thrush, Clinton;
Ivan II. Epperson. Columbia; Rowcna
Campbell. Kansas City; Ernest E.
Thiemeyer, St. Louis, and W. C.
Journalism Week Not
(Continued from Page One)
Then along with his card one will
hand you a post card containing one
of his poems. Or turning over the
card of the next you see the facsimile
of "The Missouri Mule." But "Fatty
Lewis" carries neither cards nor
poems because he is recognized with
CITY AND CAMPUS
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to show her how to write stories. The i eunr- ol- -""--.
answer came back to sit by the right America Has Operatic Folklore,
person, as Mark Twain had many, 't even in operas do we need to
untold stories. ' depend on a made-in-Germany prod-
Mrs. Hays met Mrs. Emily Grant ' ct. according to Miss Mary Alicia
Hutchings at an arranged meeting, Owen, the well-known collector and
and the two received "stuff" from ( writer of folklore of St. Joseph, who
Mark Twain. Two short stories and spoke at the meeting of the Missouri
later "A Daughter of Mars" were Writers' Guild yesterday. She said
that there is a wealth of operatic raa-
' fn.itl t. lin fnunil in thn fnllflnrn nnH
practices of the American Indians
and that therefore we need not go to
wafted from him. Xo matter
serious the story was, tvpical
Twain humor was present.
Irs. Hajs Explain 3Ij.s(ir Board. .
Mrs. Hays said that it was hard to Wagner or the Niebclungcnlicd for
explain the power of the board un- this sort of entertainment,
less one explains it as the words The Indians call Miss Owen "good
come out. One person must take the j medicine" to show their fondness for
message, another watch the letters her. Miss Owen began to mingle
and still another must write down with the Indians, learning their cus
the facts as they are presented toms and language, when she was a
"One message," she said, "would ' litUc girl. Xow she is a favorite vis
take her into the utmost depths of itor among them, has been admitted
pathos, while the next would present to tribal memberships and belongs to
the greatest of merriment." On ask- one of their secret societies.
Thomas E. Lucejf, editor of the
Missouri Mule, closed the day's pro
gram by reading three or four of his
poems. He didn't call his works
poems, only newspaper jingles. Most
of his jingles, he said, were suggested
to him during his travels, which
have extended over half a million
Mrs. Lee Shippey confesses that
she has been singularly lucky in hav
ing her work accepted by publishers.
Of course, she said, she has had some
difficulty In "breaking in," but her
experiences could not compare with
those of Fanny Hurst, for instance,
who tried for nine years before she
succeeded in having something pub
lished. Mrs. Shippey's first story
appeared in Collier's with her name
featured on the cover and her first
serial, she says, was accepted by the
first publisher she sent it to.
! Student Leaving -fakes Giving of
, , . , . , ., "The Golden Legend" Impossible.
Paul ttilkerson. a student in the . a- tne sacred
College of Arts and Science, was ad-. . m hIch ..., t0 havc becn
mitted to Parker Memorial Hospital ' ccrt undcr thc direction of Prof. W.
yesterday. lgUen Sunday May 2o, by the Univer-
B. E. Stalling was discharged from ' sjtJ. chorus and the Columbia Choral
Parker Memorial Hospital yesterday. society, has been called off because
Miss Evelyn Joslyn, a student in of the departure of some of the men
the College of Arts and Science, was , students.
discharged from Parker Memorial '
M. C. Carr, instructor in theory
and practice of art. lectured to thc
nlncc In ilrrimnttf. Infnrnrntotinn ol 1
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o'clock this afternoon in the art room ur,""""uuu "' l"-"""
i mors clubs.
Fire-Foot Snake Caught in Net
A black snake measuring are tm.
was caught in a butterfly net by Hiss
Louise Babb, while on a field biology
trip Monday afternoon. The snake is
on exhibition in the corridor of the
TOO LATE TO CLAS3LFT
I Al ir ll., L'.1..r.i. do Vnrnivis' Clubs
Prof. J. C. Hackleman of the Col
lege of Agricuture has returned from
Macon, where he perfected a county
By a coincidence Miss Alicia
Owen yesterday. in her talk
before the .Missouri Writers Guild,
reiterated a Columbia minister's ex
planation of the cause of Solomon's
great wisdom. In his morning ser
mon last Sunday the Rev. C. C.
Grimes said that when one consid
ered how much instruction one wife
cou'.d give, it was no wonder that
Solomon, with 700 wives, should be
the wisest man of all time. Miss
Owen said that Solomon probably got
inspiration for his many proverbs
from his many wives.
on the fourth tloor of Academic Hall.
Miss Mable Beckcrman of St. Louis
returned home today after a visit with
her aunt, Mrs. J. W. Langston.
Mrs. C. W. Robertson of Louiswlle,
Ky., leturned home today after a vis
it with Mrs. G. A. Bradford and Mrs.
F. D. Scuttle.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Parker of Xew
York City returned home today after
a visit with Mrs. G. A. Bradford and
Mrs. F. D. Scuttle.
M. D. Thomas, A. B. '15, is here vis
iting friends. Mr. Thomas will teach,
in the University High Schol in St. I
Louis next year. He taught at Rich
mond this year. j
Louis Dodge of St. Louis, author and
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noelist, returned home today. Mr,
Dodge spoke to thc 'isiting journa-!
lists yesterday on "Attempting to
Prof. W. H.
Pommcr left this after-
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The friendly, smiling face of Mrs.
Emily Grant Hutchings is again
among thc Journalism Week visitors.
She was one or the speakers at last
year's session. Mrs. Hutchings is a
feature writer for thc St. Louis Re
public. So many of her stories ap
pear in the Republic that, lest it ap
pear to the reader that she be monop
olizing the paper, some are run anony
mously, others under a fictitious
Louis Dodge was very glad when
he saw the table and chair before
which he was to speak yesterday
afternoon. He was afraid, he said,
that he would be put on a platform
in a formal way. As Mrs. Lee Ship
pey expressed it, he thought he would
have to go on the stage.
noon for St. Charles, where he will
visit the music classes of Linden wood
College. He will return Friday.
Vernon Clabaugh and A. F. Gordon '
of Kansas City are visiting friends in
The women of the School of Jour
nalism gave a tea this aftcroon at the1
home of Mrs. Charles Wheat for all
visiting women journalists. The'
house was decorated with spring flow-!
AlWyS A COODlHg
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
GEORGE M. COHAN
Broadway's Greatest Star Outshining His
Brilliant Stage Career, of a Photo-Adaptation
of His Best And Funniest Play
A typical American play endorsed by the
American public and personified by
America's greatest stage interpreter, the
inimitable George M. Cohan.
Also Good Comedy Matinee 3 p. m.
NO ADVANCE IN PRICES
Friday and Saturday: KATHLYN WILLIAMS in
"OUT OF THE WRECK"
An Extensive Array of Panamas and
These are the niftiest and most
exclusive ever shown in Columbia.
Girls see our large
selection of Middy
Blouses and Ties.
Complete showing of
new knitted swimming
suits and caps for men
"Xo, I got married instead," repiled
Mrs. Ida B. Ryan Eastman, when ask
ed if she had attended a university.
"When I am here I wish that I had
gone on to school, but when I am at
home and see that great big fat man,
it makes all the difference in the
world." She said that she could only
make this statement when asked to
give advice to thc girl journalist.
. Miss Mary Alicia 6wens, when
asked howshe got her idea to write
her books on the Indians, replied:
"I don't know. How does anybody
get ideas? They pop into your head.
People are just people with me."
With the Indians, according to Miss
Owens, one either makes great friends
from the start, or they won't havc
anything to do with you.
Charles Ray in
Also Pathe News
Matinee 3 p. m. Daily
Henry P. Robbins, editorial writer
for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
warns embryonic editorial writers
against the use of Biblical quotations.
"Someone may verify them," he says.
"and it will increase your snpply of
Miss Katherine Richardson of thc
St. Louis Star, "the ibest woman re
porter in St. Louis." has been work
ing on newspapers for five years.
She started on the Kansas City Post,
where she worked for a year. From
there she went to the Star. She does
general reporting and says she hates
Steers Reach Record Price.
Ky United Press
KANSAS CITY. .May 1.-..A new
record price for pulp-fed steers was
made here today when a caKoad of
cattle from Fort Logan. Colo, sold
for $13 a hundred pounds.
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nrirket for today was as follows
Cattle receipts s,m Including; 1110 Tex
an .Market active to teailv.
Xatire beer steer. (7SMtl$lXJV).
learllne steers anil heifers. Jsj-ifl$i-oo
cws fam igsn.no. '
Stockers anil feeilero, f0fO(fiinno
Cihes. ?00Oj$.M). v . .
Teias steers, .".'iyj9JiO.
Cows and heifers. 4 2T1ffi.nm
Hoc receipts K,U. Mirket .". to 10
Mixed and hatchers. SI.'.TOQfinjn
!ooiI and heavy. tC,2Ki!-h U)
rics S9730$I4 2ri.
Sheep receipts l.MW. Mirket hlcher.
I-imbs, $13 OOQ $19 00.
Clipped lambs, ?1300Jl.-,Crt.
Oscar Wilde's Great Farce
"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST"
BY THE UNIVERSITY PLAYERS
The performance will be held-till 8:45 o'clock in order to
avoid a conflict with the speeches on the
Journalism Week Proeram
Prices: 1, 75c, 50c and 25c.