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Several Counties Organize In Order to
Get a Farm Leader.
P. H. Ross, state county agent lead
er, departed this afternoon for Omaha
to attend a meeting of county agent
leaders from Kansas, Minnesota, North
and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and
Missouri. The convention will con
sider matters of organization and
Mr. Ross says that several counties
are now ready for county agents. E.
A. Ikenberry. county agent for Jack
son County formed an organization in
Cass County, obtaining 735 members.
That county will hire an agent as soon
as one can be found. Dunklin, Stod
dard and Holt counties hae com
pleted organizing for agents. Paul B.
Naylor, assistant state leader of coun
ty agents, helped in the campaign in
Holt County. Sis hundred members
Soldiers 3Iay Have 3IIssonrian for $.1.
The members of the Mlssourian
board decided Wednesday night to
lower the yearly subscription rate for
the Missourian .to $3 for the former
students and graduates who are now
In national service in this country or
abroad. The regular rate Is $4.50 a
Stenographer Wanted
With executive ability and experi
ence in educational or social work,
man or woman, References required
confidential. Cood salary, stable posi
tion, opportunity for advancement.
Address Social Work, care Missourian.
Accounts at M. U. Vary
Widely A Few Spend
Only $200 a Year.
12 lbs. Sugar - $1.00
45c Crisco - - - 35c
90cCrisco - - - 70c
$1.80 Crisco - - $1.60
15c Tuna Fish - 10c
20c Tomatoes, No. 3 15c
15c Tomatoes, No. 2 12c
20c Can Corn, No. 2 12c
6 Bars Soap - - 25c
10c Macaroni - - 08c
10c Spaghetti - - 08c
Many Rely on Summer Work
to Pay All or Part of
The University has burned many.
many times to cover the sins of an
extravagant son who writes home and
tells that money must be sent imme
diately for new books. And there
have been many account books "doc
tored" in most unbelievable ways.
Letters have gone home with heart
rending pleas of dire poverty and the
need of a new pair of trousers. Every
S has been crossed into a dollar
mark to give father a strong hint
and the tale of methods of raising
funds could go on without end. But
how much does it cost to attend the
University, and can one work his way
There is a multitude of answers to
these questions. The student who has
fraternity dues and assessments,
many new clothes, many "dates" and
dances will give an entirely different
answer from one who works part of
his way, presses his own clothes and
goes without dances and "dates."
Last year there was a "prep" that
parted gladly with 1,400, but he was
rich in uncles who had many bags of
gold. Certain it is that there are stu
dents here that spend $1,000 every
year and feel that they are living
Girls Spend More.
As to the minimum, there is no
telling. Students have cut expenses
down to $200, but few, very few, have
approached the latter figure. The
average student will spend, counting
railway fare and clothes, from $400 to
$500, and it is likely that the average
will run higher this year. Expenses
for girls, of course, will be $50 to $100
How many men work their way
through school? No one knows. Only
estimates can be made. It is certain
that the men who make their way
wholly and make it while here are
comparatively few. Fifty is very
likely to cover this number, with good
margins. The number of men who
make their own way by- their work
in the summer and by work here is
considerably larger. Perhaps one
hundred would approximate that
number. Men who have been sales
men belong to this class. The third
class, and by far the largest. Is the
class that works in the summer.
works while here, either regularly or
irregularly, and receives help from
home. The number here will reach
perhaps one-halt of the men students.
There might, perhaps, be two more
classes made those who work in the
summer and those who do not. Nine
tenths or more of the students fall
under the first.
Does work Interfere with studies
and student activities? There may
be some dispute about that. In gen
eral, it does; but there are specific
instances of persons making almost
all of their way, carrying full courses,
keeping up to the standard, and engag
ing in student activities. One student
who makes his expenses is a "straight
S" student with sixteen hours, and has
time enough to engage in student ac
tivities. There are many students,
especially freshmen, who are bur
dened heavily with thirteen hours and
their work, and who have not time
for student activities. This condition
has led the University to require (in
sofar as it is able) that students who
are working shall carry only thir
teen hours. Students have failed in
their studies because of outside work,
and students have had to leave school
because they could not get' work.
Work Done by Women.
And do the women work? They do,
but not nearly so much as the men.
One in twenty is close to the exact
proportion. There are at least four
women earning all their expenses.
Two of them were saleswomen last
summer. Women do housework, pose
for art classes and practice stenogra
phy and tutoring. The wage scale be
gins at 15 cents an hour, goes to 20
and 25 and finally to 75 cents for
tutoring. At present the calls for
stenographers can not be filled.
The wage scale for men depends
upon what they can do. The ordinary
pay is 17 to 20 or 25 cents an hour.
The first is for manual labor and the
latter for elerical work. The Co-Op,
which employs fourteen persons,
starts them at 15 cents an hour and
adds 2 cents each year. The Cafe
teria has somewhat the same plan.
It calculates that it costs $20 to break
In a new man, and consequently JtJ
uses a sliding scale.
The kinds of work that men do va
ries as widely as human activities.
Table-waiting and firing furnaces are
the common ways to earn board and
room. But there are stenographers,
clerks, barbers, salesmen of all kinds,
assistants in the University; person3
who rake leaves, dust carpets, wash
windows and porches, survey, make
cartoons, report for papers, act as ad
vertising managers for stores and
papers, survey for the city, feed cattle
and hogs for the University, drive
dairy wagons and milk cows, are
printers, musicians, ushers, repair
men or tailors; cook, drive automo
biles, wash dishes and even whet
knives and file saws for surgeons.
Dean Mumford Emphasizes
the Necessity of Reducing
Jack Pickf ord and Louise Huff
From Owen Johnson's Famous Lawrenceville story
Coming Wednesday, BESSIE BARRISCALE In
"Wooden Shoes"
Matinee Daily 3 p. m. Nights: 7:30 9 o'clock
PocRet Billiard Match
1000 BALLS
Orville Nelson (of the Empire, Kansas City. Mo.)
W. D. Rickets (Representing Booche's Billiard Academy)
Four Blocks played in Columbia, 125 balls each,
Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20. After
noon 2:15. Evening 8:15 at
Interest Greater Than Ever Before,
Sajs Secretary Carter.
Ten thousand nine hundred dele
gates, out of an enrollment of 11,000,
attended the State Teachers' Associa
tion convention In Kansas City last
week. According to E. M. Carter, the
secretary, more interest was shown
than ever before.
Miss Tillle C. Geeks, primary super
visor of St. Louis, was elected presi
dent of the association. This is the
first time that a woman has held this
The other ofllcers are: First vice
president, J. M. Wood, Columbia; sec
ond vice-president, W. H. Zlegel,
Kirksville; third vice-president, Louis
Thellman, New Madrid; secretary and
treasurer, E. M. Carter, Columbia.
Miss Elizabeth Buchanan, Kansas
City, and Miss Elizabeth White, Ne
vada, were elected members of the
executive committee.
While (n session the members of the
association sent the following tele
gram to President Wilson: "The Mis
souri State Teachers' Associatlotr,4n-
convention assembled, and represent
ing an enrollment of 11,000, by a ris
ing vote passed unanimously the fol
lowing resolution: That we pledge
our undivided support to our country
in its struggle for the preservation of
the democracy. Our government did
not seek war. It has no selfish aims
to gain. It entered the contest for
the defense, of the liberty of the civ
ilized world. We regret that there
are some in the country who think
that freedom is not worth fighting
for, and that even among our national
law makers there are those who op
pose the government In its efforts to
prosecute the war successfully."
The next meeting of the association
will be held in St. Louis, November 8,
9 and 10. 1918.
U. S. Has Already Sent
Abroad More Than Usual
Feeding the American army, particu
larly with regard to the wheat sup
ply and breadstuffs, depends largely
upon the conservation efforts of the
people of the Nation, Dean F. B. Mum
ford, federal food administrator for
Missouri, declared today upon his re
turn from a conference with Herbert
C. Hoover, food administrator, at
"Success in the war largely depends
upon the wheat we are able to send
across the Atlantic," Mr.. Mumford
said. "This wheat will be the wheat
saved for export by food conservation
in this country, for the normal ex
port surplus of the country, 20,000,000
bushels, for this year has already been
exhausted. Our exports at the presi-nt
time total 30,000,000 bushels. From
this situation, it is apparent that If we
desire to continue this exportation
and we must not discontinue it at a&y
cost the people of Missouri and of the
United States will have to make it
possible by 'wheatiess' days and a
more extensive use of wheat substi
tutes. "Still further reduction of the con
sumption of wheat products is the aim
of a plan now being perfected by the
United States Food Administration and
was the topic for extended considera
tion at the conference of federal food
administrators for the various states
from which I have just returned.
"The people of Missouri should be
extremely careful to not in any way
slacken their observation of the
wheatiess day and their use of substi
tutes for flour and other wheat
products on other days. Every
person should realize the gravity of
the situation and their own personal
responsibility and opportunity for
In addition to Dean Mumford, M. F.
Miller, assistant dean of the College
of Agriculture, and President A. Ross
Hill, were in Washington last week at
tending a meeting of the Association
of Land Grant Colleges.
Crossler Urpes Each District In State
to Develop Industry.
State Fuel Director Wallace Cross-
ley is making every effort to induce
the people in the coal mining districts
of the state to develop the industry
as much as possible and aid in re
lieving a threatened fuel famine. He
points to a large number of localities
where there are abandoned mines or
coa deposits are known to exist.
A common cause of complaint Is
that the cost of delivery from the
mines has increased greatly. Mr.
Crossley has advised the local com
mittees in each community to fix
reasonable prices for hauling coal from
the mines and he will use his power
to see the prices are maintained.
The necessity of developing the coal
mines in Boone County has been dis
cussed at various meetings of the Co
lumbia Commercial Club recently.
Samuel Frazer, U. S. Recruiting Of
ficer, Here Urging' Tolunteers.
Samuel Frazer, recruiting officer
for the United States Navy, was in Co
lumbia yesterday urging young men to
join the engineering corps of the navy.
Without these men a great number of
ships on the eastern coast would be
forced to remain idle at a time when it
is imperative that food and forces be
transported to Europe.
If a man expects to enlist in the
navy, according to Mr. Frazer, he must
do it now, because after the call for the
9,000,000 men which the government
expects to issue soon, none of those
drafted can enter the naval service.
The pay of the engineers is from
$36.50 to $77 a month, with a possible
advancement to the rank of chief
mechanic at $127 a month. Men are
eligible for service in the navy from
the age of 18 to 35, and In the
engineering corps from 21 to 35
About 100 men have volunteered for
naval service from Columbia since the
declaration of war, but not all have
been accepted. Mr. Frazer will re
turn the last of the week.
in light brown, dark brown and black.
$5.50 $10
"Broadway's White Front Boot Shop"
Phone 562 Red 810 Broadway
We are now in a position to accept orders for coal. The first
cold weather will bring a return of the coal shortage. Give us
your order now, so that we will be able to supply you.
We handle more clothes
than any other cleaning
establishment in Colum
bia. 4 Suits pressed on
a ticket $1.00.
14 N. Ninth Phone 514 Call us we'll call
The other 500 Balls will be played in Kansas City at
Admission Free
O. G. (Grady) Maggard
Don't forget to guess on total score. Virginia Building.
Mar Establish Russo-Japanese Bank.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press)
TOKIO, Nov. l.-Japan's financiers
are showing keen interest in the visit
ot M. A..Konshin, formerly president
of the Bank of Russia and now head of
the Commercial and Industrial Bank
of Moscow. M. Konshin's visit i3
ostensibly a pleasure trip, but is con
sidered to have a much more serious
purpose, and his party is already re
ferred to as a Special Finance Com
mission to Japan dispatched by the
Russian Government to negotiate for!
iae esutuiisuiueiii 01 a itusso-japanese
Bank. The capital proposed is report
ed to be $5,000,000.
Five Additions to "Roil of Honor."
Private Harold E. Holcomb of the
Quartermasters' Corps at Jefferson
Barracks has sent in the following
names to be added to the Boone
County "Roll of Honor": Francis E.
Sultzman. medical department of the
Missouri National Guard, Camp Don
iphan. Okla.: Charles D. OTveefe.
Washington University Base Hos
pital Unit No. 21. Rouen. France:
Lieutenant August Schieneman. Na
tional Army; Robert V. Hogg, Of
ficers' Training Camp, Fort Sheridan.
111.: Harold EL -Holcomb. Quartermas
ters' Corps, Jefferson Barracks.
A New Trench Boot
Just received a new 11-inch Boot of Light
Fawn Kid with cloth tops to match. High Full
Louis Heel and light Dress Soles. A stunning
Boot at the price of
$ o. 85
New ones coming in every day.

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