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No Word from the Elopers [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 14 September 1908
NO WORD FROM THE ELOPERS Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Powell Have Not Written to Columbia. Thomas R. Powell, a student in the Law Department of the University of Missouri, and Miss Nora Gillaspy, who eloped March 22, have not returned to Columbia. Miss Laura Gillaspy, a sister of Mrs. Powell, said today that nothing has been heard from Powell and his wife. Miss Nora Gillaspy left Columbia March 20 to attend a party at Rocheport. Instead of going to Rocheport Miss Gillaspy went to St. Louis, where she met Powell. From St. Louis they went to Clayton, where they were married.
L. M. Lawson, Old M. U. Alumnus, Dead [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 14 September 1908
L. M. LAWSON, OLD M.U. ALUMNUS, DEAD End to the Wealthy Banker and Lawyer of New York in St. Joseph. RECEIVED DEGREE IN 1853 First to Publicly Suggest School of Journalism in University. Leonidas M. Lawson, an alumnus of the University of Missouri and president of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society here, who received the degree of LL. D. from the University at commencement last June, died of grip yesterday at St. Joseph, where he was visiting his wife’s relatives. He was a wealthy banker and lawyer of New York City. He had been in failing health several years. Mr. Lawson was more than 70 years old. He received the degree of A. B. from the University of Missouri in 1853 and the degree of A. M. in 1866. Since his graduation he had been active in promoting the interests of the University. In 1870 Mr. Lawson delivered the annual alumni address of commencement week at the University of Missouri, in which he urged the establishment of a Department of Journalism. This was the first public...
He Was Here Last June [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 14 September 1908
HE WAS HERE LAST JUNE Nearly a Year Ago Mr. Lawson Was a Guest of Dean Shaw. When in Columbia last June to receive the degree of LL. D., Mr. Lawson was a guest at the home of H. B. Shaw, dean of the Department of Engineering. He talked much of his experiences in traveling in other countries. “Mr. Lawson was exceedingly careful about all the little niceties of dress and manner. He was up-to-date in everything,” said Mrs. Shaw today. Mrs. Shaw also tells of his wearing a waistcoat that he had had when married fifty years ago. He wore this relic in honor of a dinner given him by Dr. A. Ross Hill. The vest was of satin and it appeared as if it were new except for the material which, he said, could not now be found in New York City.
Newspapers [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 24 September 1908
FIGHTS FOR CLEAN “STORIES” OF NEWS New York Committee Wages Battle For Better Newspapers. TO WITHDRAW SUBSCRIPTIONS Thus They Expect to Force Editors to Heed Complaints. Having received numerous favorable responses to their appeal for a “clean press” the committee composed of Morney Williams, Edward D. Finch, and Dr. Charles F. McKenna, who are the originators of the movement, are preparing to take further steps of a more definite character. They believe they have a plan which, with sufficient public opinion behind it, will result in eliminating those features of daily news to which they object. Letters have been received from all parts of the country congratulating the committeemen on the stand they have taken. A large number of men prominent in various organizations in this city have come forward and identified themselves with the movement. According to Dr. McKenna the matter will be brought directly to the note of newspaper editors as soon as public opinion is sufficiently defini...
Criminal Waste of Nation's Resources [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 24 September 1908
CRIMINAL WASTE OF NATIONS NATION'S RESOURCES (Continued from First Page.) should be greatly rewarded by the community; as there is great inequality of service, so there must be great inequality of reward; but no man and no set of men should be allowed to play the game of competition with loaded dice. “This administration has achieved some things; it has sought, but has not been able to achieve others; it has doubtless made mistakes; but all it has done or attempted has been in the single consistent effort to secure and enlarge the rights and opportunities of the men and women of the United States. We are trying to conserve what is good in our social system, and we are striving toward this end when we endeavor to do away with what is bad. “The unchecked existence of monopoly is incompatible with equality of opportunity. We are fighting against privilege.”
Markers for Old Trail [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 24 September 1908
Markers for Old Trail D. A. R. will define Route of Boon's Lick Road. Kansas City, Jan. 22. An advisory committee in the project of the Kansas City chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to designate and improve Boon's Lick road, and the Santa Fe trail in Missouri, is being selected by the trail committee of the chapter. Boon's Lick road was the eastern extension of the Santa Fe trail from old Franklin, Mo., to St. Louis. At Franklin the Santa Fe trail proper began. It extended through Western Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. All of these states have improved the old trail with the exception of Missouri.
Professor Commits Suicide [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 24 September 1908
Professor Commits Suicide. By United Press. Galesburg, Ill., Jan. 22. Professor John Grubb, for twenty years occupant of the chair of mathematics of Lombard College, committed suicide here yesterday by taking strychnine and cutting the artery in one of his wrists. He died five hours later. Of late Prof. Grubb has only had nominal connection with the college, on account of his health.
Indoor Track Meet Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 24 September 1908
Indoor track meet tomorrow. The first of the preliminary indoor track meets of the "tryouts" for the Varsity will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Rothwell Gymnasium. Candidates for the quarter-half-mile, mile and two-mile runs will compete. In addition to the track meet, the third of the inter-department relay races will be run by teams representing the Arts, Law, Engineering and Agricultural departments.