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THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER
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Bright Eyes says "There is form in everything,
including the way the wind blows."
President Depping (he who does things) took a
girl to the Millinery Ball who wore a red dress to
match his hair. We think it unfair for him to es-
tablish a precedent which is obviously so unfair to
If politics were like chess or checkers it could be
played on the square.
Our Jean says that even the red-headed girls
leave their eyes open when they kiss him.
If Zeta Beta Tau supports Buckshot will Theta
Phi Alpha support Hawkshaw ?
The following is a list of' beautiful girls pledged
by Tri Diddle Dee this year:
He: "Heard the new havoc song"?
He: "Havoc Amel."
"Everything is Hotsy-Totsy now"-St. Louis.
The Barnwarming Number of "The College
Farmer" contained a list of representative students
who are often seen together, as folloWs: Duke
Craddock, Red Schmidtke, Rusty Castello, Feeling
P. Snitzer, Jack Irish, Hob Allmire, Webster Hac-
afee, Snoot Bibson, Miller Miller Pint, Hon Furro
Slamory Paxton, Mill Ker, Fritz Triangle.
We understand that the Cozy Theatre recently
screened "Let 'er Buck" with Hoot Gibson star-
ring. We wonder at this time if many Kappa Beta
Phi boys went to see that movie.
Duke Paddock has plenty of animosities in pri-
vate life, but like the good actor that he is, he al-
ways makes up before he appears on the stage.
Capt. Buckshot says: "Here's to the Army and
Navy: may they be like the girls of Read and Hen-
drix Halls, always ready but never called for.
A cute little Awful Ganga Dumbbell pledge says
that she will vote for Our Jean because 'there is no
dandruff on his collar.'
Our Jean is on the square but he has a large circle
The Toast of the Sheik Candidates:
"Here's to women, and other expenses."
Why Taxidermists Envy Politicans.
Man is the only animal that can be stuffed more
Buckshot must have been a street car conductor
last summer because he certainly knows what is
The new commencement invitations at the Mis-
souri Store are very complete. They contain every-
thing but the tuition rates and the rate of rise of
the Memorial Tower.
If elected to the office of student-president Jean
Paul Bradshaw will probably favor punishing crim-
inals by elocution instead of electrocution. The
liberties of' our school are at stake! The sacred
right of a student to be electrocuted is being tramp-
led under foot by this tyrant!
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He: What is your fiaivorite bird?
Hee: The swallow.
Clipped From the Society Column.
Dinner guests Wednesday evening at Read Hall
were Misses Sara Ann Wheeler, Janet VanVliet
and Grace Saltmarsh, and Kenneth Lankford, Jean
Paul Bradshaw, George Flamank, John Hopkins,
Hap Douglas, Charles Gish, Lorne Buchner, Bill
Simpson, Fred May, Howard Joyner, Marion Rob-
ertson, John McCune, Don Swofford, Joseph Loch-
ler, Guido Moss, Malloy McQueen, Hartley Pol-
lock, Clare Curtright, Henry Bodendieck, George
Schmick, Don Ross, John Killion, Roland Sharp,
Russell Hicks, and John Rush.
Fear not little ones, old Daddy Outlaw will crown
you when the time comes. The Campus Queen
shall have not only a crown, but also a chorus of
handmaidens, properly chosen. The Campus Queen
may not be as beautiful as the Military Queens and
she may not have as many friends as the Savitar
Queens, but she shall have a crown that will shine
like a Nash $23.50 serge suit after two weeks wear.
Inviting the Outlaw staff to sorority shindigs has
no effect on the outcome. Our contest is above the
level (Please don't embarrass us by asking which
There was a young man full of zeal,
For the public advancement and weal,
From a platform a-creaking
He started a-speaking;
But he fell through the floor on the deal.
Another young man was more wise:
He noted the co-eds had eyes;
So he donned a clean collar,
Spent miany a dollar;
And he got to the council on lies.
Of course it's stale news now, but you've all heard
about the plot of the conductors on the Columbia
Elevated Railways to serenade for Letter Buck by
singing selections from "Carmen" under the board-
ing house windows.
The members of the staff of the first student play,
"Captain Applejack," thought Bodendieck was a
rattling good business manager, but they were sus-
picious about his nationality. He charged everyone
on the staff for the cost of having pictures taken for
the bill-boards and then tried to sell them back to
Branbridle talks so much about the evils of mili-
tary that his parishioners won't let their sons join
the Boy Scouts for fear that it will cause another
A member of the Outlaw staff who helped con-
duct the Campus Queen Contest was seen wander-
ing around town in a dazed condition. His head
was swathed in bandages and he limped badly. As
he staggered into the hospital, attendants heard
him humming, "There's a warm spot in my heart
for the wearers of the little golden key."
At the Rotary Convention.
Visiting Society Woman (to Gappa Gappa Yawn
pledge) : "I always wonder why some girls could
get in such a nice, elegant sorority; now I know,
it's your white faces."
Gappa Gappa Yawn pledge: "No mam, it's our
"You're passing fare," said the conductor to the
"I'm a great man," said the furnace maker as he
put in a new range of bars.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 7
THE POLITICAL POT
We are authorized to announce the candidacy of
Homer McNutt for the offce of student president.
Homer comes from Two Horse, Ark. He is a man
of great distinction, having played on the football
team, worked in a butcher shop, and been a colonel
in the R. 0. T. C.
A promising youngster who is coming strong
for the office of janitor at Read Hall is Gazunkus
Sweep. Gazunkus does not smoke, drink nor date;
he goes to church every Sunday, and works over-
time as often as he can ;for as little pay as he can
get. He is fond of reading the Missouri Scroll.
Jean Val Jones, namesoiak of the famous bread-
thief, is candidate for the campus pest. He belongs
to the Rotary, ten greek-letter organizations, and
goes to class occasionally. His greatest vice is an
infrequent sip of Coca-Cola.
Miss Ugg LeMug, chief of the local suffragist's
soiiety, is running for the door. We would advo-
cate her getting the gate instead.
Kid Sweeney McMourner, campus bootlegger,
has entered the race for coroner. "I get an inside
seat on all that goes on here, and I believe I would
be able to fulfill the duties of the office for the
glory of my country, the honor of my university,
the nobleness, equality, liberty, fraternity, democ-
racy, etc." He stopped on the promise of the re-
porter to finish it up.
Julep Mint, a senior in the School of Journalism,
is running for the honor of being the squintingest
creature at the university. "When I take a shot,
I look iat the sun and see the moon at half-mast,"
Recently a girl from an eastern exclusive girls'
college was smelled smoking a strong cigar. Her
friend came into the room where the girl was smok-
ing and started to reprove her because she knew
that the girl's mother was Dean of Women at a co-
educational college in a New England state.
"Frances, what would your mother say to your
smoking those cigars?"
"She'd give me hell, they're hers."
Cop: What were you doing chasing those bath-
ing girls on the beach?
Marmaduke: I was merely enjoying the privi-
leges granted me by the Constitution for life, lib-
erty, and the pursuit of happiness.
1st Seamstress: How's business?
2nd Seamstress Oh just sew sew.
He: Darling, I love you, will you be my wife?
She: I wouldn't marry you if you were the last
man on earth.
He: I know you wouldn't. There would be too
much competition then.
I have told you, dear, of your eyes of blue,
And your hair of auburn beauty,
Your complexion clear, and your cheeks rosy-hue,
For I feel that it is my duty.
I have spilled the line that you love to hear;
I have mentioned your voice ethereal;
If you were pretty and I sincere;
This would sound much less like cereal.
"Let me call you 'Sweetheart'," he pleaded.
"Go ahead then," she said.
He did. Both parties showed their hands, he had
a royal flush, and she had a full house. "I never
could play cards," was all she could find to say.
Gott Straff Reichland
We were pro-German until we found out that
the new malt-tonic being sold by Anheuser Busch
is guaranteed to have no kick. Oh the treachery of
"Another crack like that, and I'll fire you," said
the glass blower as he threatened to reject the de-
Home Economics is all right if it includes a course
in Domestic Silence.
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That Popular Song About the Farmer.
Missouri's student politicians were getting off
their campaign speeches.
"Fellow-students," cried the first, "I make my
appeal to the Greek-letter element." He waved
his lanky arms. "If I am elected, I'll make this place
such a paradise for Pan-Hellenics that old Socrates
will turn over in his grave and wish he drank wine
instead of hemlock."
"That's nothing," cried a sweet young thing, (she
looked it) jumping to her dainty little feet, "Why,
girls, if I am elected every one of you will have a
date every night in the week. You'll have all the
loving you want. And I'll fix things up with the
dean of women, so it will be all right. You know
I may only look 18, but I am really 35 years old.
It's the paint I've got on. I'll show each of you how
to make up this way."
The next speaker was a solemn old man who
peered over his spectacles, which faltered on the
end of his nose. "My fellow-students," he began,
"you think I'm pretty old in this school. Once upon
a time I was young like you. But I am still trying
to pass the course in freshman citizenship, which I
have flunked 127 times. Therefore you can see I
know the students' problems, and have sympathy
with them. Elect me, and you won't flunk citi-
zenship, for I am an E student in it."
"That all pretty high-coundin, but nary a one of
them speakers has got a, better thing to offer yeh
that me," shouted a lanky Ag, leaping to his feet.
"Hy, I'm telling yuh, i:f I'm elected, there ain't
agonna be any feller gets through this here school
without bein' paddled.. I'm fer democracy, I am,
and some of these here guys need a good spakin
when they are young. I'm fer upholding the school
traditions, I am, and there in't nary a guy in that
there Arts and Science School over there that I
don't suspicion needs a good spanking."
And so the evening more on. Some promised
compacts for the girls; others, pocket flasks for the
boys. Some urged church attendance; the lowering
of rates at roadhouses near town. Finally a ser-
ious-looking student arose. Adjusting his shell-
rimmed spectacles, he said:
"Fellow-tigers, If I am elected, the library will
be enlarged to three times its present capacity. It
will be open day and night. Refreshments will be
served, so that one will not even have to go home
for meals, thereby interrupting study. Sleeping
accommodations will also be provided for those who
want to be the first on the job in the morning to
get their books, which are on reserve in the library."
He was elected by an overwhelming majority.
The committee that announced the meeting had for-
gotten to tell the candidates that they were running
for a purely honorary office. It was the office of
Pointed Political Paragraphs.
The rumor goes that "Rusty" Pastell will run
again, using as his motto "Six years experience."
Fred Piron is being urged to run again for presi-
dent. Fraternities have again started their nightly
sessions in conference with the "big guns" of the
"Y." Zarno, of orchestra fame, is one of the new
men who are living at the "Y." It has been suggest-
ed that he was pledged to the "Y" because another
local fraternity is about to organize there and they
need someone who gets around on the Campus.
The rumor that The Missouri Outlaw is back-
ing Zarno for student president is quite unfounded,
and like the report of Mark Twain's death, is gross-
ly exaggerated. We will leave Zarno for Sheaths
and Daggers, honorable millinery fraternity. His
activities during the last anti-drill campaign have
also led to a movement for making him an honorary
cadet colonel. In that case he may be allowed to
carry the drum.
Can anyone explain why so many campus poli-
ticians have appeared lately on Sunday school pro-
grams and B.Y.P.U. and Endeavor stunt nights?
Henry Pepping, president of the student council,
who ran last year on "Pepping Does Things," has
been quoted as saying, "My entire force of last
year is intact, they will work as usual."
"The Duke" will be continued this year by play-
ing "To the Ladies" instead of' running for Vice-
As Tommy Trimble won't be in school next year,
the Charm House and the A. G. R. are hoping that
Sir John Piley will re-enter school to run for presi-
Someone has said that "Buzz" Weinberg from
Sigma Nu dormitory won't run for anything this
year, because the students do not believe in economy
and that they will not vote for him on account of
his absence from the Commerce school.
Jack English says that Buchner is not a member
of Kappa Beta Phi.
Let 'er buck with Buchner; there's no sand-burr
under his saddle blanket!
A political platform is like a platform on a rail-
way car; it's not to stand on, it's to get in on.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 9
The co-ed is a haughty miss,
Her lips *are curled in scorn,
Her head is not an empty space,
'Tis there her thoughts are born.
We nominate for the Hall of Fame one Christo-
pher Columbus on two counts; the first is because
he never made a series of farewell speaking tours,
the second is because he was the first Italian immi-
grant who did not start a pressing shop or a banana
She was an iceman's daughter,
Beneath her father's rule,
Her glances were so frigid
She froze the boys at school.
But one day she met a fireman's sor
Who set her all ablaze,
And her icy nature melted
Beneath his burning gaze.
Fraternity Brothers Exchanging Grips.
10 THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER
The Original Hangover.
Hogs Or Mules.
An Iowa Farmer settled in Callaway County, Mis-
souri, and bought a mule farm of a native who was
anxious to move to Columbia where he could hear
patriotic sermons every Sunday without hooking on
the radio. After the contracts had been signed, the
Missourian climbed into his Ford and started to
"Just a minute, I'd like some advice about run-
ning the ranch," the Iowan pleaded.
"Wiaal, stranger," said the native of the Total Im-
mersion Belt, ".I'm afeerd my advice wouldn't be
much account. The ranch was given me by my
father-in-law when he moved to Arkansas, the
patch where I raised the corn was my grandad's,
and my original stock was left behind by a stranded
circus. My daughter broke her Phi Pi pledge down
at the University and came home to help me curry
the mules, my wife kept house and washed the milk
cans, my oldest boy toted the corn to the Jennies,
and my brother-in-law trained most of the mules to
laugh, so you see wages was nothing. Waal, sir, I
feel powerful sorry for you. I ran this ranch for
well nigh seven years and lost a huge fortune, fifty
thousand dollars. Good luck to you, sir."
The blasts at the Stadium may blow out our fuses
but we shall always have the Israelites with us.
Petting may be wrong, but kissing is just the
language of love and some of the boys speak seven
Jail o' Laughs
Behind these bars,
Lives Thaddius Fall;
His check was too large,
And his account was too small.
Is Angus Cohort;
He tried to sell,
A policeman a quart.
This padded cell,
Holds John McGrath;
He tried to get
An "A" in Math.
Beyond this door,
Sets Speedie de Vast;
His car was too slow,
And the cop was too fast.
At The Playmakers
Sentimental heroine: Oh listen to the rustle of
the beautiful roses.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER
"Well-I'm sorry that you feel that way about
me," said the girl as the boy put his arm around her.
Bug House Fables
Dr. Neasenfell: "At the very outset, I wish to
say that it is perfectly all right to be late to my
classes at any time. You may spell preventive
either way-"preventive" or "prevenetive." It is al-
so perfectly proper to kick my dog any time."
Young Fluke Dog: "The citizenship department
isn't quite all that it's cracked up to be. I realize
that the majority of the instructors are not old
enough to ride on a train by themselves or to strike
matches in public. However you must take into
consideration that we all have our faults."
Dr. Sellwood: The southern people have the right
attitude towards the negro-of course they heven't
got it down to a fine point-they don't repress the
negro enough-but just the same they've got the
Rock Damsey: "Bo-ya'h ought to bone fer
this English quiz I'm throwing next week. Get
Whiz, Sling the Jake. Believe me kid I aint dishin
out Fi Bette Kappie grades to blokes like youse
wa't never crack a book."
Mr. Garstedder: "Rush my theatre any time you
get ready to, it's perfectly all right. Throw eggs at
the actors and stomp your feet. It's O. K. with me.
Boys will be boys.
Barry Gunderson Hound: "Down with free trad-
ers-bigger and better tariffs-Trade in your home
Their meeting was so sudden,
Their parting was so sad;
She gave her young life meekly,
The only one she had.
She's sleeping neath the willows,
And she's resting peacefully now;
But that's what always happens,
When a freight train hits a cow.
A Toast to House-Mothers.
Here's to the most innocent women in the world:
The House-Mothers who think that the boys of
their fraternity chew "Life Savers" because they
Bob: My dinner date just phoned that she has
a headache. What would you do, take her some
Roommate: No! Go to Harris' and wiatch for
Some time ago a Kansas City paper published the
statement that in Sweden pretty girls give a man
his bath. The Betas have asked us to print sailing
schedules in our next issue, the Travel Number.
The Man in the Moon should be brought before
the Dean; he gets full once a month.
12 THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER
Chase me chickens because I'm full of corn.
The Missouri Outlaw wishes to announce to all
contributors that a convention of the Mid-West
Comic Association will be held in Evanston, Illinois
under the auspices of the "Northwestern Purple
Parrot" April 30 to May 2. A limited number of
people from the staff and contributors will be able
to go. Considerable plans have already been made
for the entertainment of the delegates in Chicago.
Further information can be had by seeing the editor
of this publication, providing he is still in school.
The convention is no joke, but a good time is ex-
The Missouri Outlaw also wishes to announce
that as yet we have discovered no likely candidates
for editor for next year. Two more issues will be
published this year, The Travel Number, and The
Farewell Number. People working on those num-
bers will be eligible for places on the staff for next
year. We already have advertising contracts for
next year which insure a financial success. This
year we have made a profit every month. Several
members of the staff have been able to buy haircuts
with their Outlaw money. We promise that next
year's editor will not have to run a "Campus Queen
Contest" unless he wishes to keep up the old tradi-
tions of the school and at the same time make him-
self popular with the local Snobocracy.
An appendix is worth two in the body.
He: Did you go to the clauvilux?
She: No, but I heard it over the radio.
Stars of the summer night
Silently past us steal,
And in their golden light
I keep both hands upon the wheel.
Stars of the summer night
By clouds are hidden,
And one hand leaves the wheel
E'en though unbidden.
Oh, proboscis, you are to me
Even as Sears is to Roebuck,
Or as Loeb is to Leopold.
Oh, curvilinear beak,
Oh, unfurled jib-sail,
I feel you protrude
And I feel that pride that only
A Roman knows!
"Just one mower," said the woman to the hard-
"I mist my swiss," said the cloud.
This rare print of the original blind date was
taken from King Okeh's coffin which in the large
pyramid in the background. There is much dis-
cussion as to how the date became blind. One scient-
ist goes so far as to advance the theory that his (the
date's) tree was near an Egyptian wine shop, and
that the date got blind from hanging around the
wine shop too long.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 13
UNCLE GEORGE DISCUSSES POLITICS
"Right you are, Hor-russ, one swallow under the
eaves doesn't make a summer; but one swallow
under the belt of a politician makes him red-eyed to
pass more stringent anti-bootleg laws. About the
time of the year that buds start bursting, grass
growing, and lovers loving, mankind in general is
troubled by hives and politicians. I have never
been able, Hor-russ, to figure out which of the two
evils is the worst. One can get downright pleasure
in scratching an honest itch; but the only pleasure
one can get from a politician is to refuse to scratch
him. He then departs for Washington where he
can annoy no one but the Vice President with his
"Since woman has lowered herself to man's level
and entered politics, the gavel has taken the shape
of a rolling pin, and political thunder has changed
from a deep basso to a high soprano. The hand
that rocked the cradle used to rule the world; now
it has deserted the cradle and is playing bridge and
politics. Everywhere women are ousting men
from office and are taking up the pains of govern-
ment. Politics is a filthy game, and they would
get their skirts soiled if they were made of enough
cloth to hold dirt. When men were the visible head
of the house, the legislators spent most of their
time, Hor-russ, in passing laws to protect women;
now that cuspidors have been supplanted by powder
puffs and mirrors in the legislative halls, I hope
that the dears can tear themselves away from
beauty parlors long enough to pass a few laws to
protect men. Not that the W.C.T.U. hasn't passed
enough laws to protect the man from himself,
Hor-russ; that's exactly what he doesn't want.
What he needs are laws that guarantee him life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"Every boy, Hor-russ, is a politician in the bud-
ding, but most of them finally enter an honest busi-
ness. Some people maintain that any boy caught
harboring political ambitions should be soundly
spanked and sent to bed without his supper, but I
think that is too severe. The boy is probably inno-
cent; the trouble may lie in his adenoids or teeth.
It is only when he enters school politics that some-
thing drastic should be done. School politics con-
sist of plastering all available space with blaring
slogans, everyone rushing about asking everybody
else for his support for this or that candidate, hand-
shaking, and kissing the co-eds; but the one that
can hire the biggest orchestra is the one elected.
Platforms are manufactured almost as fast as cars
are turned out of Detroit; but after election day
Conan Doyle and his Spirit Photographs wouldn't
be able to find one on a bet.
"Politics, Hor-russ, is a game to stay out of; but
as long as there are people on earth who like to
meddle in other's business and pry into their income
tax reports, we shall always have politicians."
The rumor that The Missouri Outlaw and The
Grail have combined is a gross libel. We merely
wrote an editorial praising the work of a popular
Sunday school teacher, but the deluge of contri-
butions which flowed into our office indicated that
people thought we were either running an Under-
taker's Gazette or else a Sunday school paper. We
admit that our aim is moral uplift; the best sermon
is a wholesome joke, but we object to ones like
Ralph Barton: "Why did the hen cross the road ?"
Abie Sarno: "Dunno, why Ralph?"
Ralph Barton: "To get on the other side."
Abie Sarno: "That's a good one, Ralph, can you
get the Epworth League to hire my orchestra for a
dance next week?"
"Gee, I'm mighty blue for you," wailed the man
who had just saved the heroine from drowning in
an ink foundry.
14 THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER
At The Theta House
Data: Golf or tennis this afternoon?
Theta: Let's make it golf.
Data: Righto-shall I call a taxi?
1st Cadet: Why is the R. O. T. C. uniform such
a peculiar shade of blue?
2nd Cadet: To give that mail man appearance.
She: How did she get that doughy complexion?
Sheba: By using baking flour for face powder.
75% are working girls. 75% are working girls.
25% are working men. 25% are Co-eds.
These Radio Widows
Son: Mom, what's an optimist?
Mom: An optimist is a San Franciscan who plans
a dance and depends on a Chicago radio station for
1st cat: He cleaned up a big fortune in crooked
2nd cat: He was a counterfeiter?
1st cat: No, a pretzel manufacturer.
Frosh: How can you tell the difference between
a sorority house and a dorm?
Second Ditto: By the number of cars parked out-
1st Alumnus: Were you ever alarmed about your
2nd Alumnus: Yes, every morning at six o'clock.
Youth: "Mia da' reckon 'f weed been livin' in
the French revolution when they kill all them 'risto-
crats, 'fwe'eed been, killed"?
Modern Mother: "Well, I hope so"!
Please notice the way the local merchants
are supporting student publications such as
the Missouri Outlaw, and The Scroll. We
want you to patronize those merchants who
show their appreciation of student trade by
advertizing in student publications.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 15
The Strange Tale of Mr. McNoozlepiff.
James J. McNoozlepiff, conductor on the Colum-
iba Elevated Railways, has disclosed to an alert re-
porter for the Columbia Missourian that he plans to
enter the School of Journalism in the near future.
When asked what he would when he got in, he
replied that he intended to start a competing stud-
ent daily. When asked what the new paper would
be called, he replied that it would be called all sorts
of things, but that he would have printed at the top
of the front page every morning, "The Daily Sup-
pressor and Disappointment."
In the evening issue the title will be rhanged to
"The Daily Disappointment and Suppressor."
When asked what the new paper would strive to
accomplish, he answered: "The Daily Suppressor
and Disappointment" will have as its motto: 'all
news that nobody cares to read.' Whenever any
real news breaks, we will order an extra waste-
basket to take care of all the copy on that event
which our alert journalists present to the city desk.
"Not only will we discourage all worthwhile feat-
ures and news, but we will continually seek to make
our paper as unreadable as possible. Church news
will be displayed all over the front page. The lad-
ies Aid Society and the Women's Christian Temper-
ance Union will monopolize as much space as their
members can say words. We are prepared to put
out 100 pages per day," McNoozlepiff replied, when
asked by the Missourian's alert reporter how many
pages the new paper would have.
Continuing, McNoozlepiff said: "The headlines
of our Missourian are too big. Headlines, accord-
ing to the new thought in journalism, should be so
small to be unreadable. The enormous head-
lines of your paper are a menace to the eye and a
disgrace to the noble profession of journalism.
Such sensational papers as the Missourian should
put on the soft pedal for a while.
"The Daily Disappointment and Suppressor,"
McNoozlepiff continued, "will run stolen jokes on
the front page every day. We will not give credit
for any jokes, be they good, bad or indifferent.
"Our editor will be a thin man, very small in
stature. These make the dullest and most stupid
city editors." When asked what was the difference
between an editor and a city editor, McNoozlepiff re-
plied "that a city editor is an editor in his dullest
period of development."
"In charge of the advertising"-here McNoozle-
piff spoke without being asked the question-"will
be a gentleman whose voice will be monotonous
enough to put anybody to sleep." When asked if
the advertisements will be in two or three-color,
McNoozlepiff answered: "They will be of one col-
or-entirely white. Not even black will be permit-
ted to spoil the beauty of the printed page."
The editorials of the "Daily Suppressor and Dis-
appointment" are to be sepulchral, according to
McNoozlepiff. "We will strive never to be original
in thought, interesting in thought, nor progressive
in advocacy. Anyone who dares write an editorial
expressing an idea-worth expressing will be asked
to cease such practices, lest grave consequences fol-
A special feature of the "Daily Disappointment
and Suppressor" will be the ancestry department.
"In this, in time we hope to trace the ancestry of
every dumb belle and horse's he-neck in Columbia,"
Mr. Noozlepiff remarked. "Of course, we will not
limit our mention of ancestry to this department,"
he added hurriedly. "In every story, should the
person mentioned live in Columbia or ever had any-
thing to do in this town, we will attempt to weave in
the ancestry, at least to the sixteenth century."
Here Mr. Noozlepiff was called to the telephone,
where he held a consultation over the wire in the
Woozlepup language. When he returned to the
presence of the alert reporter for the Missourian, he
excused himself, saying that he had a severe cold
and had to see his doctor for a prescription of a
rather virulent beverage. That is the last that the
alert reporter saw of Mr. McNoozlepiff.
Clarence Darrow, who was recently brought here
by the Homo Saps, declares that twenty years ago
it would hurt a woman's conscience to wear a short
skirt while today it would hurt her conscience to
wear a long one, all of which proves that conscience
isn't a sober guide.
A Girl I respect,
Is Miss Hassenflu;
She never inquires:
Uno: "That man's never lost a hurdle race in
Dos: "Olympic champion, I suppose."
Uno: "Ne he's never run one."
"What do you take me for, anyway," said the
stude as the policeman handcuffed him.
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What Our Politicians Are Doing.
Rogene, candidate ;for student president, ate
grape-fruit for breakfast yesterday. He took his
semi-annual bath Saturday night. "I'm feeling fine
and expect to win," he declared before the election.
Smeara Pan Squealer, candidate for secretary-
treasurer, is feeling just darling. She visited the
Burrall Bible Class yesterady and kissed the boys.
Before the election is over she expects to make the
rounds of the Y. M. C. A., and to kiss at least half
of the male members of the Students' Religious
Council. "They taste so sweet," she announced.
'And just tell the little folkses that I am feeling
just darling and expect to win."
Sugarface Swampum, the other half of the candi-
dates for Smeara's office, is making her appeal to
the catty element. "Meow," she said yesterday.
She drank soup for dinner Tuesday, and for supper
Wednesday she ate pickles and ice cream. Follow-
ers of fashion may be interested to know that Miss
Swampum wears pink B. V. D.'s and buys her
garters tailored at Fashion Park. "I expect to win,
and am feeling as aweet as ever," she declared to-
morrow, after the election.
Lorene Buckshot, student-president candidate,
is the dark horse of the tournament. He smokes
One-Eleven cigarettes, eats whenever he gets a
a chance, and chews tobacco. He is a real democrat,
and likes to mix with the boys. In summer he
shovels coal, for he is too wise to do anything else.
"I am feeling fine and expect to win," he announced
Space does not permit of the names of all candi-
dates for studnt council. Suffice it to say that those
of the student body who are not running for this
office are running for either student president, sec-
retary-treasurer, or campus queen, or some posi-
tion of honor. All the politicians are feeling fine.
They are well pleased with themselves, and will
cast their vote accordingly, they have announced.
Yesterday the keeper of the insane asylum at Fult-
on was here, estimating the number of additional
cells he will have to have in order to accommodate
the disappointed candidates after the election.
"What were your father's last words?"
"There were no last words. Mother was with
him to the end."
He: Do you know Jane?
She: Let me think.
He: Never mind, you don't know her.
THE AGE OF ABBREVIATION,
ELIMINATION, AND EFFICIENCY
"Pap is superfluous, my boy, say pa."
"Did you know that the part in your hair re-
minds me of a country road in Oklahoma?"
"Because it is crooked and has oil on both sides."
"Thirteen dollars and ninety cents," roared the
Chicago tourist, who had just finished a short tele-
phone conversation with his home town. "I could
telephone to hell for fifty cents in Chicago."
"Certainly," agreed the Columbia operator, "but
that's inside your city limits."
"Didja havya hair cut?"
"Naw. Washed it 'n it shrank."
Grace: "I've invented a new rouge which posi-
tively cannot be kissed off."
Paul: "Don't you want someone to take charge
of your proving ground?"
Twenty Years Ago.
The girl who had typhoid fever cried herself to
sleep because the doctor ordered her to have her hair
If the members of Kappa Beta Phi are forced to
disband their clique they can still petition some of
the good national tongs that have not yet arrived
on the Missouri Campus. We suggest Hip Sing or
"Nobody can kiss my daughter and get away
with it," roared an irate father.
"But I'm not trying to get away with it," pro-
tested Harry. I've come back for more."
"The only way to get along with men is to let
them think they are having their own way."
"Yes, and the only way to do that is to let them
have it."-Annapolis Log.
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1st Co-ed: Who are you going to vote for?
2nd Co-ed: The best looking one, of course.
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1st Mids'n: I had an interesting experience at
Seamanship today. I came across a man flounder-
ing around in the water holding on to a keg.
2nd Mids'n: You effected a rescue, I suppose.
1st Mids'n: Well, yes, you see I had to hit the
fellow over the head with an oar, but I finally got
the keg on board.-Annapolis Log.
Light: Heard you read out for Unprepared for
recitation this morning. How come?
Lighter: Brought a soft pencil to a hard exam.
Prof.: Name a collective noun.
Stude: Vacuum cleaner.
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 19
"My young man, haven't you read the new Testa-
"Naw, me maw won't let me read them college
"He's a fraternity man."
"How do you know?"
"He answered to four names in class this morn-
Do you love me the same as you did before you
went away, George?
Why, er, I think I've improved some.-Columns
Harvard: "I always feel ashamed when I see
the family wash in the back yard."
Vassar: "I would too, if my family did."
Impassioned: "You are the fire of my soul, you
have set my heart aflame."
Voice from the stairs: "Go on, I'll put cha out."
Second Class: What's the truoble wife?
Second Second: I can never be President. My
father's no farmer, I'm not taking law, and I've nev-
er been to Harvard, Princeton or Yale.
He: Darling, I love you.
She: But we've just been introduced!
He: Yeh, but I've got to go on duty at ten
1. Does he still go around with that old bag?
2. Who's that?
3. Santa Claus! -Beanpot
Son: "What's a genius, Pop?"
Pop: "A genius is a man who can write a travel-
ing salesman joke and get it accepted by the Ladies
Home Journal." --Widow
"Did you enjoy your first horseback ride?"
"No-but now I understand why cowboys have
The guy I hate is 0. B. Ware.
He always stands behind my chair,
And tells me how, with lofty air,
To play my hand in solitaire! -Siren
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"The bathtub over at the Sigma Nu house has
been broken for a month."
"Why haven't they fixed it?"
"Nobody's found out about it yet."
-U. of Wash. Columns
Clara-"How many college comics are there?"
Bill-"I don't know."
Clara-"Well, roughly speaking?"
Bill-"Most of them."
--Northwestern Purple Parrot.
Grace-"I've got a bid to the 20th Century dance
Full: "Sort of a limited affair?"
"David, vere -are my glasses?"
"On your nose, fadder."
"Don't be so indefinite."-Jester.
Delta-"Say, do you know why an eight o'clock
is like a pig's tail?"
Delta-Because its twirly.-Iowa Frivol.
"Who was the most daring robber that ever
"Wrong. Atlas-he held up the world.-Satyr.
"Did you see service in France?"
"No, but I read his poems." -Gargoyle
Shiek: "You certainly are a nice girl."
Sheba: "Yes, but I'm getting darn tired of it."
"I never knew rain drops could smoke."
"Well, it so happens that they can't."
"That's funny. Only a few minutes ago I saw
them in hail." -Medley
Upper-"Set the alarm for two, please."
Lower-"You and who else?"
-Mississippi Boll Weevil
"What kind of tobacco are you smoking, Sandy?"
"I dinna ask him." -Bison
"Officer, that person is annoying me."
"Why, he isn't even looking at you, madam."
Don't trouble yourself especially; but we just
wanted to put put before you the sad plight of the
Chinaman who went into a store to order caramels
-and ate what they gave him.
"Charles is awfully heavy on his feet when he
"Is he really? Rather a Charles-ton, what?"
"What makes Marie so nervous?"
"One of the clocks in her stocking has started to
run." -Texas Ranger
She: "Do you have any sisters?'
-He: "Yes, one."
She: "Have any brothers?"
He: "Nope, sister does."
Hotel Clerk: "How did you get in here?"
Hard Egg: "Just blew in from Montana with a
bunch of cattle."
Hotel Clerk: "Well, where are the rest of them?"
Hard Egg: "At the stockyards. I ain't as partic-
ular as they are. -Yellow Jacket
Wifey: "Oh! What a lovely hat, let's buy it."
Hubby: "Yes; we'll go by it!" -Stone Mill
A blotter is a thing you spend your time looking
for while the ink is drying. -Orange Owl
"Gimme $25 worth of scratch paper."
"Hurry up. I got the seven years' itch."
"Why do cigarettes have oriential names?"
"Because they have good shapes and thin wrap-
Frosh: "What are shoe-horns for?"
Senior: "For playing foot notes."
"Who am I? Why, I'm Gilda Gray, the orig-
inator of the shimmy."
"Aw cut it out. They wore 'em long before you
were born." -Johns Hopkins Black and Blue Jay
THE OUTLAW-POLITICAL NUMBER 21
Dates We Would Like to See.
The Man-Who-Sings-While-He-Dances with The-
Girl-Who-Puts-Gum-in-Your-Hair. -Iowa Frivol
John Doe was kept off the Civic Board because
he wanted to put the Old Maids' Home next to the
fire house. -Pup
"When I was in China I saw a woman hanging
from a tree."
"Oh, about six feet." -Lord Jeff
"Did you foolishly pay ten cents for those ear-
"Yes, but they were Woolworth it."
Dum: "What makes you so rude?"
Dummer: "It's inherited; Mother was a tele-
phone operator.' -Bison
Leshee, I had fifteen-spent $5.00 on likker, lost
$5.00 on the game, and er-gosh-I must have spent
the other $5.00 foolishly. -Lyre
Senior-"So you've dropped English."
Junior-"Yeah. The prof asked me what a hyp-
ocrite was, and I said it was a person who would de-
liberately laugh in his class.-Rice Owl.
The professor entered a quick-lunch counter for
a hasty bite of lunch with which to precede his one
"Two eggs, please," said he.
"Ovah ?" inquired the supercilious clerk.
"Ova? Yes, indeed; exactly what I ordered, ova
gallinae," observed the professor, wondering at the
man's knowledge of Latin.-Chapparral.
Librarian: "Have you read "Close On."
Co-ed: "No, I prefer green, but I cannot see why
you want to know."
Her: "Jack loves to think."
Her: "He told me he loved for pleasure."
Father of S. Y. T.: "What are you doing young
Next to S. Y. T.: "Holding your daughter so
she won't play the piano and wake the neighbors."
Cleo: "What's the matter with my golf?"
Marc: You stand too close to the ball after hit-
ting it." -Masquerader
"Rastus, is my bawth warm?"
"Yessah, the wahmest Ah was evah in."
-Black and Blue Jay
"Ah! The Lost Chord," signed the musician
rapturously as he came upon the missing Kelly-
He-"Do you walk home from rides?"
She-"No, I ride home from walks."
-Penn. State Froth.
Drah-Are you taking Mary to see "Silence?"
Mah-I can't. Silence is golden.
-Southern California Wampus
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Charles E. Chapel
Associate Editors Exchange Editor Art Staff
Henry Lapidus M. Z. Eubank Eugene Beal
Will Jack Collection Manager J. R. McCreary
Richard Smith Ralph Schmitt Lucy Lipton
Charles Burgess Extension Department J. T. Hightower
W. K. Nash Grace Jones
Thanks for the buggy ride: Vance Julian, B. F. Boyer, Ruth Budden-
meyer, Edward Wise, M. R. Sherman, T. R. Landis, and A. Horace
Wehmhoener. We wish to especially thank the Stephens girls for their
excellent work in this number.
THE OUTLAW is issued each month during the college year. Subscription price for the full year is $1.50. Address
all communication to THE OUTLAW, Columbia, Missouri.
"Copyright, 1926, by C. E. Chapel. The contents of this magazine must not be reprinted."
VOLUME J.I. O. O. M'INTYRE, THE OUTLAW'S GODFATHER, NEW YORK CITY NUMBER VIII
A GRINNING SKULL PUBLICATION
Politics is just a game; that is the reason college children take to it so eagerly. College life is a dream
world, but even in the dream world we must have a duplication of the real world that exists beyond the
horizon; therefore there arises a necessity for student presidents and student secretaries. It matters not
if they have nothing important to do, so much the better for us. We shall have more opportunity to see
them loitering in popular eating places where we can turn to our companions and say "Why yes, that
is the man I helped make student-president, it's funny though, he never spoke to me until election time
and I guess he has been too busy to notice me since. I knew he'd win."
The natural tendency for all of us to be either for or against someone causes us to make fools of our-
selves in a matter which is of benefit to no one except printers and hired serenaders. But then, student
government is hardly more fallacious than real government. Year after year ignorant but well meaning
people vote straight tickets or vote for men of whom they know nothing whatever. The college children
may be playing 'house' in the oversized clothes of their elders, but the parents can say nothing when it is
true that only a small percentage of qualified voters ever vote in any election. Until Americans realize the
duties as well as the privileges of citizenship they will continue to be governed by demagogues and
College students are merely apeing their elders when they conduct campaigns which consist of hypo-
critical smiles and 'on the fence' utterances which are only worthy of a country newspaper that has recently
faced a libel suit.
Whitman's Famous Candies
are sold by
PECK DRUG COMPANY
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The Six Ages of Woman.
Absent-minded dentist (tinkering inside his mo-
tor car:) "Now I am afraid this is going to hurt
you just a little." -Blue Jay
Hideous demons flew over her, blowing gleefully
on strident horns. The walls rocked and fell in.
The sun crashed into the moon with horrible results.
All over the universe stars gave up the ghost and
fell, training long, agonized flames. The law of
gravitation was stunned and quit working altogeth-
er, to the intense embarrassment of the few sur-
vivors creeping among the ruins of the world.
For the third time she had ordered chicken salad.
Econ. Prof.: "What was one of the evil effects
of the great war?"
Bright Stude: "Fat ladies in army pants."
Reporter: "What shall I say about the two per-
oxide blondes that made such a fuss at the game?"
Editor: "Oh, just say the bleachers went wild."
Clerk-"You solemnly declare that you are fitted
to receive this license 'for marriage?"
Rastus-"Ah surely is, boss. In fact, when it
comes to marriage, ah is the most licentious nigger
in these pahts. -Lyre
He: "Pinky is a speedy boy. Why ten minutes
after he has met a girl he can kiss her."
She: "What takes him so long?"
Mistress: "I saw the milkman kiss you this morn-
ing. I'll take the milk in after this."
Maid: "It won't do any good mum. He prom-
ised to kiss nobody except me." -Navy Log
As Little Brothers See It.
"Let's play college, what d' say?"
"All right, I'll get a pipe and you get daddy's
American tourist in Scotland-"Say, sonny, could
you tell me if this is Aberdeen?"
Sonny-"Weel, if ye gae me saxpense I'll tell ye."
Lady in back seat-"Drive on, dear, it must be
Aberdeen." -Bucknell Belle Hop
She-"So Jimmy married that homely Hill girl."
He-"Yes. There's gold in them Hills, I reckon."
"How's Smith in the high jump? Any good?"
"Naw, he can hardly clear his throat."
Won-"The cops are looking that guy over."
Too-"Do you think he'll pledge?"
Fadder to Son-"Ikey, take yourself oud a 1.[e
insurance policy for ten thousand dollars, and 1
will buy you a nice new motorcycle."
A fellow crossed his carrier pigeons with par-
rots so that when they got lost, they could ask
their way home. -Denison Flamingo
"Why did you tip that boy so handsomely when
lie gave you your coat?"
"Look at the coat he gave me." -Exchange
Teacher-"Abie, spell avoid."
Abie-"Tell me foist the void." -Exchange
Pays to Advertise.
Actress: "Why did you buy so much of this ter-
Husband: "I noticed in the paper that you liked
.it, so I just bought a case."
Western Electric Company
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Such Taking Ways.
First-"Is she a gold digger?"
Second-"Is she? She's a regular dredge."
-Oregon Orange Owl
Jasper-"Our half-back is about to kick-off."
Cynthia-"How perfectly terrible. Was he in-
jured in the last game?"-The Pointer.
Smith-"The Jones' are so original."
Smith-"They bought Junior a flivver for a rat-