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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1917.
IN INDORSING DH. HILL
They Vote for M. U. Presi
dent and His Administra
tion at Mass Meeting.
ROLLA IDEA OPPOSED
Sentiment Expressed Against
Removal of the School
Unanimous indorsement of Presi
dent A. Itoss Hill and his administra
tion of University affairs by a mass
meeting of the student body of the
University last night followed the in
troduction of resolutions by C. A.
Trigg, student councilman from the
College of Agriculture. Thirteen hun
dred students attended the meeting.
L. C. Lozier, student president, ex
plained the fight which was expected
against the University and told of
the proposed plan to take the School
of Engineering away from Columbia.
After the resolutions had been read
Mr. Lozier asked for a discussion.
The suggestion by George Catts
that committees he appointed to ob
tain the signatures of the students to
the resolutions was adopted. Mr.
Lozier then adused the students to
write to their legislators requesting
them to support the University. He
also asked that the students submit
their suggestions through the Open
Column of the Daily Missourian.
The resolutions adopted at the mass
meeting last night read as follows:
The students of the T'nlversity of Mis
souri have learned that efforts will le
inailc to Induce the lesUlature of Missouri
to remove the School of Engineering of
the University from Columbia.
As one of the means of effecting this
end personal attacks have been made upon
President A. Ross Ilill and his administra
tion, and statements have been widely cir
culated alleging the hostility of the stu
dents of the University to President Hill.
No one is in a better position to ap
preciate the unjustifiable character of
these attacks or the falsity of these state
ments, than are the students of the Uni
versity. Therefore, lie It resolved by the student
ltodjr.pt the University of Missouri in mass
meeting assembled, that in our opinion
the administration of the affairs of the
University by President Hill has been
eminently wise and efficient; we believe
that through his efforts the University
has become one of the leading educational
Institutions In the United States: and we
earnestly commend his work to the people
of the State and to their representatives
In the General Assembly:
lie it further resolved that we vigorous
ly protest against any attempt to lessen
the efficiency of higher education in the
State by separating one of the Important
and useful divisions of the University from
the rest of the Institutions at Columbia
and thereby destroying the mutual bene
fits derived through co-operation between
the several divisions of the University
Be it further resolved that we denounce
as untrue the statement that the students
of the University entertain feelings of hos
tility toward President Hill;
And be it finally resolved that we here
by nledge our unqualified support to
President nill and to his administration.
PICTURES XOW IT TO STANDARD
Moile Critics Report Only One Cen
sored in Last Two Weeks.
A report of Mrs. J. R. Thomas,
chairman on the investigation of mov
ies, given yesterday afternoon at a
meeting of the Tuesday Club at the
Y. M. C. A. Building stated that all
the pictures now being shown in Co
lumbia were up to the standard, and
that only one picture that had been
shown here in the last two weeks had
not been up to the standard.
Plans of entertainment for Found
ers' Day were also taken up. A play,
"Judas and Holosernes," will be giv
en at the Christian College Auditor
ium, January 23 for the benefit of the
Columbia Library and will be under
the direction of Miss Harriett Jean
Trappe, Director of the School of Ex
pression at Christian College. An ad
mission of 25 cents will be charged.
Definite arrangements for Founders'
Day will be made later by Mrs. C. F.
McVej-, chairman of the committee.
CORPORATION BILL UP IN HOUSE
William H. Sapp Introduces Measure
Santa Fe Not to Build In Missouri
A bill was introduced in the Gen
eral Assembly today by William H.
Sapp to enable the corporations of
Missouri, at the discretion of the Pub
lic Service Commission, to hold more
than 10 per cent of the stock in any
public service corporation in the state.
The law now in effect prohibits the
development of railroads and interur
ban lines in Missouri. A similar bill
passed the Senate in 1915 and wa3 fa
vorably recommended by the commit
tee of the House. The bill did not
come up before the House in 1915. The
Santa Fe Railroad officials said in
reference to building a line in Mis
souri; "The Santa Fe does not contemplate
building any more in Missouri than is
absolutely necessary. Such an exten
sion is not attractive, because of the
severe restrictions imposed by the
laws of Missouri.
THE CALENDAR "
1-31. Ankeney Picture Exhibit, New
11. University lecture series: "The
Social Worker" by Prof. L. L. Ber
nard, in the University Auditorium
at 7:30 o'clock.
11. Piano recital by Isaac Edward
Norris, Christian College Audi
torium, 8:15 p. m.
12. Basketball: Missouri vs Ames.
11. Gounod's Messe Solennelle by
combined University chorus and
Columbia choral society In Univer
sity Auditorium, 4. p. m,; Direction
of Prof. W. H. Pommer.
17. Plar Beading Club Meeting. Fac
ulty Union, 7:30 P. M. Men and
10. Columbia U. D. C. Memorial Pro
gram in honor of Itobert E. Lee.
22. Phi Mu Alpha concert.
2-4. State convention of the Missouri
Student Colunteer Union.
1. Annual Military Ball, Rothwell
3. John Spargo, Socialist Speaker.
3. Grand Opera. Faust, Cavallerla
Rusticana, I Pagllaecl.
27. Glee Club opening concert. Uni
versity Auditorium, 8:13 p. m.
THINKS COMPANY WILL DISBAND
Corporal Ray Horner Says Sentiment
Is Against Its Continuance.
That the Columbia company on the
border will cease to exist as an act
ive organization when It is mustered
out of the federal service is the opin
ion of Corporal Ray Horner, manager
of the Boone County Cycle Company.
Mr. Horner, who has been in Colum
bia on a four-weeks' furlough, left
last night to rejoin his company on
the Mexican border.
"The border service has demon
strated the failure of the guard as a
means of national defense," he said.
"The guardsmen who have been kept
away from their homes and business
for months have suffered a great in
justice, as well as untold hardships.
Sentiment among the members of the
local compang is so strongly against
the continuance of the company that
it is improbable that further calls for
meetings will be issued after the re
turn from the border. We all worked
hard in the belief that a good showing
would hasten our return. But it now
seems that the efficiency we attained
is the cause of our being kept on the
border. The poor units have been
sent home, and only the best are be
Mr. Homer believes that universal
military training will take the place
of the National Guard, and that it will
solve the problem of national defense
in a more just and efficient manner.
FIRE DAMAGES THORNTON HOME
Burning Soot Causes $200 Loss, AH
Said to Be Insured.
Burning soot, which fell from the
chimney, caused about $200 damage
to the residence of Dr. J. E. Thornton,
at 301 Hitt street, shortly after 10
o'clock this morning. A brisk wind
threatened for a short time to fan
the blaze beyond control of the fire
men before a water line could be
made. The shingle roof burned rap
idly and it seemed that the fire was
in the interior of the house. When
the hose was trained on the flames,
however, they were soon extinguish
ed. The chemical apparatus was al
so brought into use, and the interior
Home of Dr. J. E. Thornton,
of the house was not flooded with
Little damage was done other than
a hole burned in the roof and one
room on the third floor soaked with
water. T. K. Catron estimated the
damage, all of which, it is understood,
is covered by insurance.
The flames and smoke were visible
for a considerable distance, and a
large crowd gathered in the streets
about the house.
Y.W.C.A. Defers to Choral Society.
In deference to the presentation of
"The Mass of Saint Cecilia" by the
Columbia Choral Society and the Uni
versity Chorus under the direcUon of
ProL W. H. Pommer Sunday after
noon in the university Auaitorium,
the Y. W. C. A. will not have Its us
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ROLLING SAYS WOOD
Indignant at Having Name
In Leak Inquiry.
STORIES IN CONFLICT
Jameson and Lansing Give
Different Reports of Way
News Was Spread.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. R- W
Boiling, brother-in-law of President
Wilson, appeared today before the
House Rules Committee and demand-
ed an apology from Chairman Wood
for bringing his name into the alleged
Wall Street leak affair. He said he
knew nothing of the leak and had no
advance Information about it. Boll-'
ing said ho knew no member of Con-,
gress dealing through his brokerage
firm and that he was not on the mar
ket at the time the President's mes
sage was sent to the belligerent na
tions. If the Washington Bureau of the
Central News Agency sent a confl
dental telegram to hs New York of
fice that he had received premonition
from the State Department that a"
note wa3 forthcoming, he was not
aware of it, he said.
Secretary Lansing Contradicted.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. The first
contradictory testimony of the noted
leak probe came this afternoon when
. P. Jameson of the State Depart
ment reported for the Central News
Agency of America in explaining how
Secretary Lansing gave out themes
sage for publication. In his testi
mony he stated that Secretary Lan
sing said that "he was giving us the
information because he did not want
it to come back in garbled form from
abroad and injuriously affect the mar
RepresentaUve Lenroot then
Secretary Lansing's testimony to the
effect that he (Lansing) had not had
the market in mind when he gave the
tip to the newspaper men and im
posed secrecy upon them.
URGE WOMEN'S BUILDING HERE
State Federation of Clubs Will Present
Resolution to General Assembly.
Among the resolutions which the
Missouri Federation of Women's
Clubs will present to the General As
sembly is one for a new community
building for the women of the Uni
versity. This federation represents
more than 30,000 women.
Mrs. Gilbert Fox, chairman of the
legislative committee of the federation
gave out the constructive program
which the club women will ask of the
state (Legislature. Among these are:
State-wide juvenile court law, moth-
Damaged By Fire Today.
ers' pension, censorship of moving
pictures, new State Constitution, com
munity building for the women stu
dents of the University of Missouri,
child's code bill, and the woman's
council bill to correct the divorce evil.
WORK BEGUN FOR NEW CHURCH
Methodists Issue Calendars Showing
Sketch of Proposed Building.
As an aid to the campaign to raise
$50,000 in Columbia to be used for the
$150,000 church to be erected here by
the Southern Methodists of the state
and used jointly by the Columbia con
gregation and the Methodist students
in the University, the Broadway Meth
odist Church has circulated calendars
advertising the project and soliciting
local support. The calendar has a
sketch of the proposed building.
Contest Committee Goes Ov
er Preliminary Details of
NEW MEN APPOINTED
Resolution Introduced Pro
posing $1,000,000 Bond
Issue For Printing.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. The
contest committee of the General As
sembly, composed of five Democrats
and three Republicans headed by John
F. Morton, met at noon today to go
over the preliminary details of the
contest petition filed by Judge Henry
Governor Appoints Judge and Clerk.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. Gov
ernor Gardner today appointed W. C.
Hall of Kansas City to succeed Judge
Kimbough Stone on the Circuit Bench
of Kansas City. Judge Stone re
signed to accept the appointment of
John A. Ronald, Democrat, was ap
pointed County Clerk of Warren Coun
ty, succeeding George E. Hackmann,
who is now State Auditor.
(Resolution Asks $1,000,000 Printery.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. An
election on a million dollar bond is
sue for printery to do all the state
printing was proposed in a resolu
tion introduced in the House this aft
ernoon by Representative Lee of Jop
Hn. Can't Agree About Clerks.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 10. The
recommendation of the House commit
tee on rules for the employment of
167 persons including stenographers,
clerks and pages with salaries from
read-i&50 t0 350 . wa3 heId u at
least temporarily today when the
matter was introduced.
The fight started immediately after
the report was delivered when Rep
resentative Fulbright of Ripley coun
ty insisted that the force be reduced.
Immediately following Fulbright's de
mand for a cut Representative Tug-
gells of Daviess county and a member
of the clerical force committee an
nounced that he wished the number
of clerks and others reduced and of
fered an amendment to that effect,
asking for .a roll-call.
Before the roll could be taken
Democratic Floor Leader Farris of
fered a substitute motion, referring
the bill back to the committee. It car
ried. Negro Fined $300 For Bootlegging.
George Lawson, a Columbia negro,
pleaded guilty this afternoon to a
charge of bootlegging and was fined
$300 and costs by Police Judge M. L.
Bill Calls for Tuition Here.
A bill to impose tuition on students
at the University of Missouri was in
troduced in the lower house yester
day by Representative Whitaker of
Representative Crumley introduced
a bill for creating a commission for
Among the other sixty odd meas
ures brought up was one to impose
an annual license of 1,000 for the dis
tribution of trading stamps which
was presented by Representative Har
ry Sprague of St. Louis County. This
bill also requires that each stamp bear
its net cash value and makes them re
deemable at any time. C. O. Hanes,
formerly secretary of the Columbia
Commercial Club, has been directing
a campaign against trading stamps.
The other measures brought up in
cluded the Hawes good roads bill,
which creates a State Highway
Commission, a bill prohibiting women
from working more than eight hours
a day, and a bill to submit a consti
tutional amendment at a special elec
tion next July for a constitutional
convention next August
A resolution upon the proposed
constitutional amendment for state
wide prohibition drawn for introduc
tion in the Senate is as follows:
That t the cenerai election to be held
the first Tuesday following the first Mon
day In November. 1018, the following
amendment to the Constitution of Missouri
shall be submitted to the voters of Mis
souri, to-wit: . , , .
Section 1. The manufacture of intoxicat
ing liquors Is hereby prohibited In this
state except for medicinal purposes. The
sale of intoxicating liquors Is also hereby
prohibited In this state except for medic
inal, scientific or mechanical purposes. The
manufacture or sale of wine for religious
or sacramental purposes Is also excepted.
The constitutional provision shall not take
effect until January 1, 1820."
For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and decidedly colder by
morning temperature to about 20. Thurs
day fair and colder.
For Missouri: Generally fair and much
colder tonight, cold wave extreme north
portion. Thursday fair and colder.
An atmospheric disturbance of marked
development is central in northern New
York, but its Influence Is felt more or less
over all of the country from and includ
ing the Mississippi Valley east to the
Atlantic. Precipitation thus far Las been
confined to the northern border states.
Generally fair and colder weather Is
following in most western sections; and
colder weather will obtain In the central
Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley dur
ing the next thirty-six hours.
In Columbia mostly fair and cold
weather is indicated for the next two or
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 67, and. the lowest last
night was, 33; precipitation, 000; relative
humidity 2 p. in. yesterday, 45 per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tempera
ture was 40, and the lowest 32; precipi
Sun rose today, 7:2S a. m. Sun sets,
5:05 p. m.
Moon rises 7:33 p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m. 35 11 a. m. 37
8 a. m. 37 12 m. 3S
9 a. m. 33 1 p. m. 38
10 a. m. 33 2 p. m. 30
RECITAL BY PROFESSOR NORRIS
New Director At Christian to Be
Heard Here for First Time.
A piano recital will be given by
Prof. Isaac Edward Norria, the new
director of music at Christian Col
lege, at 8:15 o'clock tomorrow night
in Christian College Auditorium.
Professor Norris won a place among
scholarly musicians by bis translation
of Bellermann's Principles of Counter
point He is the author of the only
English translation of this German
text and is a member of Phi Beta
Professor Norris is a graduate of the
School' of Music of Depauw Univer
sity and has studied with Willard
Pierce, Walter Howe Jones, Frank
LaForge and Malwlne Bree. For three
years he was the private pupil of
Theodore Leschetizky in Vienna. He
was professor of piano and organ at
Depauw from 1908 till 1912 when he
founded the Asburjr Conservatory of
Music at Greencastle, Ind., from where
he came to Christian College.
Professor Norris wiU be assisted in
his recital by Miss Dorothy Bartholf,
violinist, and Miss Bertha Hornaday,
pianist The program follows:
Prelude In E minor John Mokrejs
Scherzo In A Flat (from Op 31 No.
Etude Op 23 No. 2 Rubinstein
Fantalsle Impromptu On 60 Chopin
Faschlngschwank ans Wlen-Allegro
rtallade et Polonaise Vieuxtemps
The Bee Schubert
Concerto in C Sharp Mlnor-Ulegro
(Orchestral parts on second Ptano.
BATTERTON'S HAT IX THE RIXG
Mayor Is First to Announce Candi
dacy for Own Office.
"What's the news from the city
officials this mornlngr
"I don't know of any," was the re
ply given by Mayor J. M. Batterton
this morning, "but you can announce
that I will be a candidate for re-election
at the coming spring election."
Mayor Batterton is now serving his
first term as mayor and is the first
candidate to announce his intention
of seeking the office in the spring.
LOCAL CATTLE TO KXOX COUXTY
Farmers' Week Visitors Select 14
Head From Columbia Herds.
Fourteen head of dairy cattle, elev
en grade Holstein cows and three
pure bred Holstein bulls, bought dur
lngFarmera' Week from local herds,
were shipped to Knox County yester
day. F. E. Longmlre, Knox County
agent, helped the farmers to. select
their stock. The Conley Dairy Com
pany sold five cows: the W. A. Crump
Dairy Company, one; the G. G. Davis
Dairy Company, five cows and three
bulls. One bull went to Robert How
erton; one, to Homer Fite; one, to
H. L. Cowles, all of Novelty; another
bull was sold to J. L. Lintz of Hurd
land, and the remaining bull and the
eight cows went to F. E. Meyers of
Ora Lewis to Be Hanged.
By United Press
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10. Ora Lewis
was sentenced this afternoon to die
by hanging on February 9, and Roy
Joe, his brother, was sentenced to life
imprisonment for the murder of Pa
trolmen McKenna and Dillon last
Glee Club Concert Date Changed.
The date for the University Glee
and Mandolin Club concert has been
changed from January 17, to Tues
day, February 27. The concert will
be given in the University Auditor
COLONEL CODY, NOTED
Original Buffalo Bill, Last
Vestage of Old West,
STRUGGLED FOR LIFE
Illness Caused Friends to
Despair, But Frontiers
man Had Hope.
By United Press
DENVER, Jan. 10. Colonel William
F. Cody is dead. The noted plains
man and scout breathed his last at
12:05 p. m. today, and with his pass
ing it seemed to the thousands of
friends who had closely followed his
fight for life the last vestige of the
old West, the wild and wooly West,
had passed with him.
Cody died at the home of his sister
here, where for weeks he lay, fight
ing the hardest battle of his life.
Weeks ago friends despaired of his
recovery, but he refused to give up.
He rallied to the extent that he could
be moved to Glenwood Springs for his
health, but a relapse occurred and he
was brought back to Denver.
Cody was born, February 26, 1846,
in Scott county Iowa.
HELD OX HOLD-UP CHARGE
Jacobs Bound Over to Circuit Court
Three Victims Testify.
James, Jacobs, alias James Selby, a
negro charged with committing sev
eral holdups on the night of Decem
ber 16, was bound over from the po
lice court to the April term of the Cir
cuit Court by Justice J. S. BIcknell
this morning. His bond was fixed at
$750, in default of which he was plac
ed. In jail awaiting his retrial.
R. S. Clough, the first witness, said
that he was held up on University
avenue near Matthews street, threat
ened with a knife and robbed of his
watch and change. He based his
identification'' of the negro upon his
stature and the sound of his voice.
O. V. Batson testified to having met
a negro, whom he identified as Ja
cobs, twice on the night of Decem
ber 16. The negro appeared to be
under the influence of liquor, Batson
asserted, and carried a red lantern.
Batson said that he had a few words
with the negro, but that he was not
asked for money.
Anton Stankowski, Tiger quarter
back, told of being stopped on Ninth
street between Conley avenue and
Lowry street and threatened with a
knife. Stankowski broke away from
the negro and ran, turning west on
Conley avenue. After pursuing for
about two blocks, the negro turned off
into the University campus.
"Was the moon shining?" Stankow
ski was asked.
"I don't know," returned Stankow
ski. "My attention was focused upon
Stankowski identified Jacobs through
a similarity in size and sound of
S. R. Barnes, for whom Jacobs had
worked as a teamster at odd times
in the last 'four years, testified that,
upon the night of December 16 he and
his son, Watson, had taken Jacobs to
town and had paid him his wages.
They declared that Jacobs was not
under the Influence of liquor when
they left him on Broadway between
11 and 12 o'clock. The hold-ups were
all committed after midnight
E. C. Anderson was Jacobs' attor
ney, and W. M. Dinwiddle prosecuted
the case for the state.
TO ADDRESS WISCONSIN MEN
C. H. Eckles Will Attend Cow Test
ers' Convention at Madison. "
Prof. C. H. Eckles of the dairy de
partment will give a talk before the
officials of the Wisconsin Cow Testing
Associations at their meeting in Mad
ison, February 5 to 10. This will be
the second annual convention of the
Wisconsin Association of Co-operative
Cow Testers, which was organiz
ed last year during the Babcock Jubi
lee celebration. The association Is
the first of Its kind ever organized in
this country. The purpose Is for the
testers to get in direct touch with
state leaders In advanced registry
work and co-operative cow testing.
C. A. Ellwood to Speak on Peace.
Prof. C. A. Ellwood will speak be
fore the Polity Club on a subject con
nected with the League to Enforce
Peace. The meeUng will be in the Y.
M. C. A. Building at 8:30 o'clock
Thursday night .