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THE DAILY MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1917.
EIGHT PAGES NUMBER 220
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A NIPPONESE FAIRYLAND
$10,000 Worth of Foo'd, Products, and Decorations
Go to Make Occasion Distinctly Oriental
COLUMBIA IS MECCA
OP U.S. JOURNALISTS
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The First and Most Unique of It's Kind Ever
Given in the United States.
COUNTRY HAS TWO SPEAKERS
America's Friends Society Makes Festivity Possible
by It's Generosity Representatives of Three
Allied Governments to Talk on International
Friendship and Mutual Understanding.
THE EXCHANGE OF GREETINGS
Greetings to the "Made-in-Japan" Banquet by cablegram from
the America-Japan Society :
From the inaugural banquet of the America-Japan Society, 300
representative Japanese and Americans, including the Premier and
high officials, send to the "Made-in-Japan" festival most cordial
congratulations and assurances of internatiqnal friendship.
VISCOUNT KANEKO, President
Cablegram of thanks sent to the Ajnerica-Japan Society on be
half of the attendants at the "Made-in-Japan" Banquet:
On behalf of more than 500 newspaper men from throughout the
United States who, through your courtesy, will attend the "Made-in-Japan"
Banquet here tonight, I wish to convey an expression of
our good will toward the 300 persons who will attend the first ban
quet of the America-Japan Society, and our sincere hope that your
new Society will thrive and prove of large service in promoting a
warm friendship and a closer understanding between your nation
WALTER WILLIAMS, Toastmaster.
A bit of fairyhook land, quaintly Nipponese, overhung with the
trailing beauty of the blossoms of the cherry, the wisteria and the
ever-present chrysanthemum, a bit of the island kingdom of the Far
East, Japan, transported thousands'of miles and get down for the'ad
rairation and enjoyment of the guests of the eighth annual Journal
ism Week, greeted the eyes of the visitor as he was ushered into the
banquet hall of the "Made-in-Japan" Banquet by the native Japan
ese attendants. It was an occasion which had been planned by Jap
anese hands and minds many months before, carefully packed and
with a last wish of good will sent on its journey to the United States
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The guests were met at the door
of the banquet, hall by two native
Japanese in the costumes of their
far away land, heightening the
Oriental tone of the festivities and
giving the visitors their first
touch of the greater effect to fol
low. Music, including Hawaiian
and Japanese, by an orchestra
composed of students in the
School of Journalism gave more
of the touch of the Far East to
the banqueters entering the hall.
It was an occasion such as bad
never before been given in Columbia,
Missouri or the United States. The
craftiness of decoration made possi
ble by the works of thousands of
Japanese fingers and placed as in
tended by the aid of water-colored
sketches by Japanese decorators by
H. F. Major of the department of hor
ticulture. Dr. J. .S. Ankeney of the
department of theory and practice of
art, and H. W. Smith of the photo
engraving department of the School
of Journalism, assisted by journalism
students, gave on every side a glimpse
of the land of the donors.
In the center of the floor of the
banquet hall, Rothwell Gymnasium,
was placed upon three tables the
greatest of the goods sent by the
America's Friends Society. They
were the triumphs of Japanese handi
craft and art.
Four hundred and fifty persons
were seated at the banquet tables with
the rap of the mallet by the toast
master. The mallet was one faith
fully fashioned by Japanese wood
carvers after the legendary mallet of
the Japanese God of Fortune, and the
legend runs that anyone making a
wish with the strike of the mallet
was presented to Dean Walter Wil
liams for the occasion by Viscount
Kaneko, president of the America's
Friends Society, and brought to this
country by Walter S. Rogers of Chi
cago. The banquet attendance was the
largest that has ever characterized a
Journalism Week festivity. More
than a hundred applications for tick
ets could not be granted because of
the lack of space. In order that the
will see its realization. The mallet
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Annual Week at University
of Missouri Is Interna
tional in Scope.
PRAISE DUE JAPAN
Consul-General Kurusu Rep
resents His Country at
The good Mohammedan when he
feels that he has obeyed well the laws
of the Koran and wishes a final assur
ance that his soul will be saved by Al
lah starts upon a pilgrimage to Mecca.
It is not with the same religious feel
ing but with a desire for an exchange
of ideas and la week of good-fellowBhip
that the newspaper people men and
women of Missouri and the United
States make their annual pilgrimage
to Columbia and Journalism Week,
the Mecca of newspaper men, in May.
More than 400 newspaper men and
women of Missouri and of the United
States have come to Columbia for the
eighth annual Journalism Week of the
School of Journalism. The week has
been a successful one in every re
spect, and in spite of war conditions
and the demands of the situation in
which the United States now finds it
self, all plans have followed their in
tended course up to tonight's climax,
the "Made-in-Japan" Banqtfet which
is the end of the eighth lannual week.
It has been a profitable week for all
of those persons who have attended it.
It has been broad in its scope cover
ing every activity of the" journalist
from tbft romantic side of the writing
of the novel and the short story to
the more prosaic yet equally important
side of "making the newspaper pay."
The week has not (been confined to
Missouri or even to the United States
but has been International in its view
point with its culmination a desire to
further better international relation
ships with the newest and one of the
most progressive world powers, Japan.
Yesterday, the "business-side" day,
brought an assemblage of the Asso
ciated Advertising Clubs of Missouri.
Today foUowing the afternoon ses
sion the Missouri Press Association
held its annual Journalism Week
Men representing other nations have
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BANQUET SHOULD ADD TO THE HISTORIC TIE OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN JAPAN AND AMERICA. .PRESIDENT WOODROJV WILSON.
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My Dear Dean Williams:
I regret that I shall not be able to be'present on so interesting an occasion.
Just as the ancient Greeks held it to be a pledge of Indissoluble friendship to eat salt together, so it would seem that to partake in the
United States of a banquet made in Japan, which symbolically at least, would bring Americans and Japanese together around a common board,
ought to add strength to the tie of friendship between the two nations which has become historic
In this critical hour when the United States takes Its place alongside of Japan and her allies in the battle for righteousness and civilization,
increased significance is given to such a covenant of friendship as this common meal would seem to imply.
The exchange of greetings and other interchange of courtesies between men of different nations must of course promote mutual acquaint
anceship. It is often nothing more than lack of acquaintance that leads to international misunderstanding.
To journalism, therefore, It is properly given by the diffusion among the nations of knowledge one of
another to dispel suspicion and create confidence.
Japan's Ruler Favors
Trusting that your .banquet may contribute to so desirable an end, I am,
"o figure In the puftllc life of the
United States in the present age has
stood for a greater mutual understand
ing between nations 'and an increased
international friendship than has
President Woodrow ITilson. In the.
hour of trial he has viewed the crisis
through the eyes of the cause of hu
manity and has expended every effort
to bring the nations of the world in'
a closer alliance of good will and mu
tual amity. His administration Is ex
pected to accomplish much toward
cementing the present feeling- of
friendship between Japan and America.
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His Imperial Xajesfy, TonWhlto, the
one hundred and tweaty-seeoBd e
peror of Japan, was bora oh Asgist
31, 1S79. He snereeded to the throne
or jHly 30, 1912. BariHg hb reign
his goTerament has directed its power
la the encourageHent of frleadlj al
liances between Japan aad the ether
nations of the world. The Tatted
States kaows aiBch of his coma
try's attttade of friendship aad good