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Freshmen Girls Who Painted Backstop; Snapshot of Scene [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
Freshman girls who painted backstop; snapshot of scene. Here are pictures of the seven freshman girls of the University of Missouri who assorted on the backstop on Rollins Field that traditional right of women - the last word. In the picture at the top they agreed to face the camera for the University Missourian, while at the bottom they are shown busilly at work painting the slogan of the Freshman girls "Co-des, 12." It was good painting too, as all who attended the game on Rollins Field Saturday will testify. The letters are in yellow on a black background, replacing the green sign which the Engineers painted after a scrimmage with the Academic students.
Burn on Arm May Help Identify Mrs. Vantine [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
Burn on Arm May Help Identify Mrs. Vantine Plaintiff in Famous Will case scores Point When Judge Bradley Rules Family Records Must Be Produced in Court. A burn on the arm of John Butler's first wife may fix the identity of Mrs. Samuel Vantine, now suing in the circuit court here for one - sixth his estate. She expects to introduce witnesses to show that the mysterious woman who gave her up in her childhood had such a burn. Trial of the suit began yesterday, and Judge Bradley, of Warrensburg, who is hearing it, ruled against a jury. To produce family record. The plaintiff scored a point this morning when the court upheld the subpoena to have the Butler family record brought into court. The defense held that since Mrs. John Butler was a Catholic, this record was sacred and should not be produced in court. Judge Bradley, however, upheld the other side and a man was sent after the record. The most important testimony this morning was that of Mrs. Mary Thompson, who said that she had see...
Roosevelt Won't See Australia after Hunt [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
Roosevelt Won't See Australia After Hunt But he hopes some time to visit Giant Young Commonwealth. MELBOURN, Australia, Oct. 20. Premier Deakin presented to the House of Representatives today President Roosevelt's reply to Australia's invitation to visit the Commonwealth on his return from Africa. Mr. Roosevelt expresses appreciation of the courteous invitation, especially in view of the hospitality recently extended to the American battleship fleet everywhere in Australia, and regrets that he will be unable to visit Australia on his way back from his hunting expedition, though he hopes some time to come to the “giant young commonwealth of the Southern seas, whose success is of the greatest importance to the civilized world.”
Special Seats for Dr. Hill [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
Special Seats for Dr. Hill. The committee on public entertainments of the Unviersity of Missouri at its last meeting set aside half a dozen seats in the auditorium for the use of President and Mrs. Hill and their guests. The action of the committee was the result of a request from the Glee Club, Cadet Band, Y. M. C. A. , Y. W. C. A. and Phi Mu Alpha fraternity, a new musical organization.
Overconfidence is Fatal, Says Coach [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
OVERCONFIDENCE IS FATAL, SAYS COACH Game With Iowa Showed Monilaw Where Tigers Are Weak. AMES WILL GIVE HARD TUSSLE Changes Are Necessary to Block Gains by Forward Pass. Saturday’s victory over the Hawkeyes, while pleasing to Coach Monilaw, has not served to inspire him with overconfidence, but has shown him the weak spots in the Tiger’s play. Coach Monilaw said today to a reporter for the University Missourian: “While I was extremely well pleased with the result of Saturday’s game, which was won by the speed, determination and individual playing of our fellows, still I could see several weaknesses which might bring disaster in the near future. In the first place, our defense was way in advance of our offense. “Even with our defense so masterful as it seemed, there was a weak spot in the defense of forward pass. This weak spot was not due to any fault of the players, but to the general system. Iowa and Rolla both showed us this weak spot and I have already made the necessary changes...
One Killed, 71 Hurt in Street Car Crash [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
ONE KILLED, 71 HURT IN STREET CAR CRASH Prominent Kansas Cityans Injured by Runaway Trolley. By United Press. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 20. A runaway street car dashed down a steep hill here yesterday causing the wreck of three cars, killing I. P. Smith and injuring 71, including twenty-four prominent residents. The brakes broke while the car was ascending to Troost avenue hill. It dashed backward and struck another car and the two continued down the hill until they struck a third car. Smith was caught in the crash. Among the injured are: W. P. Boland, Democratic candidate for congress; Denton Dimm, Republican candidate for judge; Mortimer Platt, broker; and Frank Sebree, lawyer.
Two Men Sought as Safe-Blowers; Town to Rebuild [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 13 April 1909
TWO MEN SOUGHT AS SAFE-BLOWERS; TOWN TO REBUILD Strangers Inquired Way to Ashland and Boat Was Stolen at Wilton on the Missouri River. TEMPORARY BANK WILL BE ERECTED AROUND OLD VAULT Mercantile Company Loses Record of Outstanding Accounts for $6,000. Two strangers who ate supper at a farm house several miles south of Ashland Saturday evening are being sought is as the burglars who, in cracking the safe in the Trade Center store, started the fire that wrecked the business section of the town early Sunday morning. Two men who are believed to be the same, walking toward town Saturday evening, inquired the way to Ashland at several farm houses. The same night a boat was stolen at Wilton, a small town on the Missouri river near Ashland. All the neighboring towns were reached by telephone Sunday morning after the fire and are on the lookout for the cracksmen. Burglars Did Poor Job. The safe-blowing was evidently the work of amateurs. The hole bored in the safe showed a poor job and looked...
Local News [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
In the Vol. 1, No. 35 issue of the University Missourian (Oct. 30, 1908), football - just as it is nearly 60 uears later - was the talk of all Columbia-land. Next most interesting topic, perhaps, (see advertisements on this page) was the big bargain Columbia merchants were offering.
Ames is Stronger than Ever Before [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
AMES IS STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE Team of Veterans Will Meet the Tigers on Rollins Field Saturday. EXCELS AT FORWARD PASSING Missouri Will Depend on Line Plunging and Trick Plays. The Ames team that faces Missouri tomorrow afternoon will be much stronger than the one which played Minnesota to a standstill three weeks ago. Not only have the Aggies improved since their first big game, but they have been strengthened by the addition of two veterans, Bruegger at right tackle, and Hubbard at right half, who were barred from the game against the “Gophers” because they were playing for their fourth year, a contradiction of the three-year clause in the Chicago Conference rules under which the two teams had contracted. The addition of these two old men to the line-up makes Ames a veteran eleven. Only one man on the team has not played at least one year, and six of them are playing their third and fourth seasons. Teams Well Matched. Aside from the fact that the “Aggies” are more ages and have...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
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Games in West Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
GAMES IN WEST TOMORROW Missouri vs. Ames, at Columbia. Iowa vs. Nebraska, at Iowa City. Minnesota vs. Chicago, at Chicago. Drake vs. Washburn, at Topeka. Washington vs. Rose Poly, at St. Louis. St. Louis U. vs. U. of Penn., at St. Louis. Illinois vs. Indiana, at Champaign. Purdue vs. Northwestern, at Lafayette. Michigan vs. Vanderbilt, at Ann Arbor. Notre Dame vs. Ohio Northern, at Notre Dame. Wisconsin vs. Marquette, at Madison. Grinnell vs. Coe, at Grinnell.
Missouri Men to See Drake Play [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
MISSOURI MEN TO SEE DRAKE PLAY Tiger Representatives Will Watch the Contest With Washburn Saturday. TOPEKA, Oct., 30. Topeka football followers are expecting to see the best game of the season Saturday, when Washburn college and Drake University mix it up on the Washburn checker board. Of course the Washburn - K. U., game will be a hummer, but that game will be at Lawrence, so that those who cannot go to the university town or to Kansas City Thanksgiving are whetting their teeth for some lovely football this week. Drake stands in about the same position in Iowa as Washburn does in Kansas. Both put up strong teams each year and each one makes a hard fight against the state university teams of their respective states and win every few years. Neither team has played a game with any other team this season from which dope could be figured, but from the games played the enthusiasts figure that both teams will be very evenly matched in age, weight and action. The Washburn management has be...
Freshman Team Again Whips the Sophomores [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
FRESHMAN TEAM AGAIN WHIPS THE SOPHOMORES The Freshmen defeated the Sophomores in the class team series last evening by a score of 27 to 0. The first-year men won by superior teamwork, the “Sophs” seldom making their gain and then usually on fumbles. Hackney, left halfback, starred for the Freshmen, and the linemen did excellent work. Touchdowns were made by Miller, Elmer Anderson, Pixlee and Hackney. Hackney also kicked a field goal from the twenty-yard line. Shuck, left halfback for the Sophomores, did good work at line plunging. The Freshmen previously defeated the Sophomores 18 to 0 and the Seniors 14 to 5.
Gossip About Western Teams [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
GOSSIP ABOUT WESTERN TEAMS Coach Cole of Nebraska is Nervous About Iowa Contest. MICHIGAN’S PRACTICE SECRET Wisconsin Team Doing Light Work-Rooters Watch Hawkeyes. LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 30. Coach Cole expects a hard struggle on the football field with Iowa, and has warned his men that it may be fatal on their part to expect an easy victory. With that feeling in his mind, the coach has kept the squad at work right along, utilizing the state farm grounds for practice because of the lack of mud and unavailability to curious spectators. It was pretty certain tonight that the regular back field would be in the game at Iowa City, save for Cooke at quarter, who will not make the trip, although his condition is improving. Miner will go with the squad tomorrow, and can be utilized either at quarter or half-back. Michigan. Departing from the custom of having one open scrimmage a week, Coach Yost closed the doors this afternoon on the midweek scrimmage, and would not allow the students to see wh...
Who Was Best Football Kicker? [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
WHO WAS BEST FOOTBALL KICKER? Pat O’Dea, Former Tiger Coach, Shares Honors With John DeWitt. Discussion as to who is the greatest kicker in the last decade of college football is again warm. The principal argument is over the respective merits of Pat O’Dea, Wisconsin fullback of 1896 and former coach of the Missouri Tigers, and John DeWitt, star guard of Princeton in 1903. It is generally admitted that they share the honors between them. Pat O’Dea could drive the leather farther than any other player who ever lived. Time and again in games he sent the ball through the air a distance of eighty yards, only thirty yards less than the length of the field. He consistently punted sixty-five and seventy yards. His punts were high spirals, that traveled so rapidly that no end on earth could get down under them. As a drop kicker he was good, but not the equal of DeWitt or several others. Dewitt could not kick as high as O’Dea, but he sent a high floater that made it easy for his ends to be u...
Boy Suffers from Old Football Injury [Newspaper Article] — Columbia Missourian — 3 May 1909
BOY SUFFERS FROM PROM OLD FOOTBALL INJURY ST. LOUIS, Oct., 30. Archie Sommerville, of St. Louis, 20 years old, who is staying at Vancouver, British Columbia, with his brother-in-law, Philip Wilson, has for three weeks been suffering from fainting and unconscious spells. Physicians are at a loss to account for this illness, but it is thought to be the result of an injury received several years ago in a football game in St. Louis, which the physicians think caused a blood clot on the brain.