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THE DAILY MSSOURIAN
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NINTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 1917.
NUMBER 183
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Wi PLANS FORMED
BY IJUIMTOHS
Students Enlisting for Na
tional Service Are to Re
ceive Semester's Credit.
FACULTY ALSO FREE
Board Will Grant Teachers
Leave of Absence for Dur
ation of Struggle.
On recommendation of the Universi
ty faculty the Board of Curators today
took the following actions:
1. Any University student who p"
lists for national service in connection
with the war will be given credit for
this semester's work and a grade
based on the quality of work the stu
dent has done up to the time of en
listment. 2. The University places at the dis
posal of the national government such
technical equipment and apparatus as
it may have that can be of service in
this crisis.
3. ' Military training will be re
quired of all male students in the
University during both their freshman
and sophomore years, individual stu
dents being subject to excuse from
such requirement for satisfactory
reasons as in the past.
4. Application was made to the
War Department for the establish
ment at the University in Columbia
of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
The Board also provided that mem
bers of the teaching staff who take
service with the national government
for purposes of the war will be
granted leaves of absence for the dur
ation of the war, the Executive Board
and Executive Committee being au
thorized to arrange details.
Charters and Olinstiail Resign.
The resignations of Dean V. V.
Charters of -the School of Education
and of A. T. Olmstead, professor of
ancient history, were accepted by the
Board of -Curators. Both men will
go to the University of Illinois next
year.
The board authorized the conferring
of eight degrees on persons who com
pleted their work in the Summer
Session last semester. Six of these.
Miss Gladys Baker, Jesse L. Groves,
Jr.. Albert G. Hinman. Ira B. Hyde.
Jr., Ellis H. Jones and Miss Caralee
Strock, will receive the degree of B.
J.; Miss Beatrice I. Hothman, B. S. in
Education; William J. Wagner, C. E.
The Peabody Fellowship in Educa
tion was conferred upon Logan R.
Fuller. University fellowships were
given as follows: Miss Lucille S.
Cravens. Latin; Erwin E. Nelson,
physiology; Miss Marion Eva Ryan.
English: Isador Lubin. sociology:
Howard White, political science. The
University scholarships were awarded
as follows: Sylvester Whitten. phy
sics; Miss Hazel Hoffman, German;
Richard X. Owens, history: Robert L.
Howard, political science; Miss Vir
ginia James, economics; Miss Mary
L. Mill, Romance Languages; Miss
Mildred E. Johnson, German; George
A. Delaney. electrical engineering;
Melvin Mooney. chemistry; Lloyd W.
Taylor, physics; Miss Eula James,
English.
Eleien Scholarships in Agricnllure.
The agricultural research fellow
ship was awarded to Solomon Fine
in dairy husbandry. The scholarship
in the improvement of cereal crops
was awarded to Lewis J. Stadler.
Agricultural research scholarships
were awarded to Julius H. Peters in
rural economics; to James C. Logan,
Milton H. Fohnnan, Robert Osborn,
Jr.. and James R. Dawson, all in dairy
husbandry; to James T. Barlow in
soils; to Frank P. Cullinan, Manley
Stockton. Correll Shumaker and Al
bert J. Winkler in horticulture.
George H. Hartzig was appointed
instructor in English. Mr. Hartzig
holds the degree of A. B. from Le
land Stanford. Jr., University.
HE WILL STUDY
31 EAT Sl'PPLY
Dean F. It. 31 urn ford Called to Confer
ence of Experts In Chicago.
Dean F. B. Mumford of the Colleee
of Agriculture has been called to
meet the officials of the Internation
al Livestock Exposition and the of- j
ficers of the National Agricultural So
ciety in Chicago Saturday to discuss
methods to check the diminishing
meat supply in this country. The
high price of grain, in the opinion of
Dean Mumford, has tended to make
the farmer sell his grain rather than
utilize it as fodder.
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Dr. W. W. Charters, Who Will Give
Up Direction of School of Education to
Go to the University of Illinois.
BUSINESS MEN TALK RED CROSS
Commercial Club Luncheon Takes Up
Question of War Relief.
Prof. L. M. Defoe, acting as chair
man at the Commercial Club lunch
eon today in the absence of E. C. An
derson, the newly elected president,
who was unable to attend, urged that
the business men of Columbia offer
their support and co-operation to the
Red Cross work that has been start
ed in Columbia.
"At least 1,000 Columbia business
men should aid the work in this by
becoming members," said Professor
Defoe. ".More than 275 University
women have already jpined the local
organization , but the men have failed
to show interest in the work."
It was the unanimous opinion of the
members present that a campaign
should be started in an attempt to in
terest the business men in the work.
Dr. C. W. Greene explained that no
University credit will be given for the
course in Red Cross work. Members
of the organization must attend at
least twelve of the fifteen lectures in
connection with the work and then
pass an examination to receive a certi
ficate of satisfactory work. Their
names will be placed on the accredit
ed list, subject to call into active Red
Cross work. Local physicians will
have charge of the lectures.
31. U. CADET SEEKS COMMISSION
Roscoe 15. Ellanl Applies for Office In
Reserve Corps of Regular Army.
Roscoe B. Ellard, a senior in the
School of Journalism and first lieuten
ant and battalion adjutant in the Uni
versity Cadet Corps, is one of the first
to make application here for a com
mission in the Reserve Corps of the
United States Army. Air. Ellard has
.
placed his petition In the hands of expect many of the members to be
Major Charles W. Castle, command-.Present for the federal inspection,
ant of cadets, together with a petition ! Several are students in the University
for a commission in the regular armyjand have Sne home for the holidays,
as an honor frradnatP from the llniver-
sity of Missouri, "a distinguished mili
tary institution."
Norman D. Twitchell, major of the
first battalion of the Cadet Corps, and
Joseph L. Neal, major of the second
battalion, also expect to make appli
cation for examination to secure a
position as commissioned officers in
the Reserve Corps of the United
States army.
BRINKLEY MORRIS' BURIAL HERE
Body
Will Arrhe From California
Saturday Afternoon.
The body of Brinkley Moris, who
died from the effect of injuries re
ceived in an automobile accident be
tween Taft, Ariz., and Los Angeles.
Cal.. will be taken from the train
to the Columbia Cemetery Saturday.
After a brief service by the Rev.
' Madison A. Hart, burial will be in
tha Bedford lot. The body will ar
rive on the 3:45 o'clock Wabash. The
jpalbearers will be: Dr. Stephen Bed
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ford of Jefferson City, R. F. Bedford,
W. Bowling. B. Clark, G. Estes and
B. Estes.
!
HOGS HIT THE ROOF ONCE 3I0RE
Old - Timers Stand Aghast at Price of
$15.S5 at East St. Louis.
AH traditions and records in the
hog market were broken today, when
the price of pork a hundred pounds
went to $15.85. According to live
stock officials in the East St. Louis
stock yards, this is absolutely an un
precedented quotation for hogs.
COLUMBIA CHURCHES
PREPARE FOR EASIER
All Plan Special Appropri
ate Programs Devotion
Rest of the Week.
TO HAVE BAPTISM
Episcopal Service for Infants
to Be Held Saturday
Afternoo.n.
Columbia churches are planning to
have special services for Easter Sun
day. Some will have a change from
the customary Sabath program, and
al expect to hold services appropri
ate for the occasion. Most of the
churches are holding devotions this
week.
The Episcopal Church will give an
3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Holy
Communion will follow the regular
11 o'clock Morning Prayer service,
and besides the usual meeting in the
morning a meeting of the Sunday
school classes will be held at 5
o'clock in the afternoon. A light
house will be used to symbolize
Christianity, and the different classes
will repeat texts about the lighthouse
which are applicable to religion.
Lea (lets with the order of service
will be found at the door.
On account of the afternoon Sunday
School. Evening Prayer at 7:30 will
be omitted. The Broadway Methodist
church will have special choir mu
sic under the direction of Prof. I. E.
Norris of Christian College.
The April meetings of the Women's
Missionary Society will come at 10:30
served, and in the afternoon a pro
gram on the work in Korea will be
given.
At the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist
Church, the Rev. C. O. Ransfield of
Fayette with Henry Rice of Chica
go as leader in singing, is conducting
a revival this week. Afternoon prayer
meeting is being held this week at ' years old. did not know his birthday
the Christian Church. Vand was given April 5 by the court.
Saturday an all-day session of the His sentence will expire April 5, 1920.
Missionary and Aid Societies will be Paul Barnes, also about IS, pleaded
held to prepare for Easter. The Cath- guilty to uttering forged checks and
o!ic Church will hold a service from was sentenced to the reform school
12 to 3 o'clock on Good Friday af
ternoon. Sunrise prayers will be said
at the Presbyterian Church at S
o'clock Sunday morning.
The Easter Evangelical Lutheran
services will be held Sunday at the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, the English
services coming at 7:45 o'clock and
the German services at S:30 o'clock
p. m.
COMPANY F INSPECTION TONIGHT
Lieutenant-Colonel in Charge Small
Attendance Is Expected.
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Burk
hardt, Jr., of the Nineteenth Infantry,
will inspect Company P at 7:30 o'clock
tonight. Captain E. E. Major does not
ana omers "vc out or town. Fourteen
or the men who live in Edina, were
not notified in time to make railroad
connection for Columbia.
Colonel Burkhardt inspected the
stores of the company today and said
that he was well pleased with the
manner in which supplies of the lo
cal company are kept. He will go to
Kansas City to inspect the machine
gun company of the Third Regiment as
soon as he finishes his work here.
First Sergeant A. D. Thompson, U.
S. .A., retired, has been with Colonel
Burkhardt in Porto Rico and the Phil
ippines. Sergeant Thompson Is now
connected with the military depart
ment of the University.
H. B. Gibson, first lieutenant of
Company F, came here from Kansas
City yesterday, and T. M. Cornell,
first sergeant, also or Kansas City,
is expected here today.
INDIANS IMPROVE STOCK FARMS
$2,000,000 Spent in Last Three Years
on Animal Breeding.
By United Press
WASHINGTON. April 5. Indians
are setting a rapid pace in stock
breeding, Indian Commissioner Cato
Sells announced today. Mr. Sells is
j at iaiit,iii& c iiuijiase ui 3,uuu neiiurs,
largely Hererords; 500 milch cows;
500 Hereford and Shorthorn bulls;
and 500 young mares. The money
will be taken out of Indian funds to
improve the aborigines stock farms.
"More than $2,000,000 has been spent
out of Indian funds in the last three
years for stock and in every case,"
.said Mr. Sells, "the investment paid."
J
lor Columbia und Vicinity: Pair, cou.
tliiutMl cool tonlsht. with frost. Frlilav
lair and warmer. lowest temperature to
night probably not lower than 33.
lor Missouri: Fair tonight; prolul.lv
frost east and extreme south portions. Fri
day fair and warmer.
Weather Condition.
The storm area is central in the Ohio
alley, near Louinville, Ky.. this morn
ing, and practically all of the terrltorv
east of the Mississippi IJIver Is nffecteil
more or less. ISalri lias been general from
the ijiilf of Mek-o northward up the Mis.
s'sslppl Valley to Iowa anil enstuanl to Hi..
Atlantic.
West of the Mlsslsslnnl tbe weatlier K
rlear or clearing, but Is rather cold for I..
season, temperatures beln near the freez
ing point in all of the Plain states, Includ
ing the western half of Missouri. Form
nateiy tbougn, the weather. Is growing
warm in the Upper Missouri and North
Uocky Mountain states, and the cool sell
will lie of short duration In Missouri, be
coming much milder on Friday.
Loral Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was Z,i and the lowest last night
was :W; precipitation 0.:::!: relative hu
midity ! p. m. yesterdj.v, SO per cent. A
year ago yesterday tbe highest tempera
ture was ."!) and the lowest 41: precipita
tion, 0.01 inch.
The Almanac.
Sun rises today !i:47 a. m. Sun sets.
n.:w p. m.
Moon sets 4:3.1 a. iu.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. in. 3S 11 a. in. 4
S a. in. 3l li m. 43
9 a. m. 37 1 ii. m. 47
10 a. m. 40 2 p. m. M
THE CALENDAR
April 13. .TetTers-on lay i:.iniiiet at Vir
ginia Grill; Oovernor Frederick I).
Cardner to speak.
April 17 to SO. Baby Conference. 'Parker
Memorial Hospital. 10 und 12. 1
and 3 o'clock, Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday; 10 and 12 o'clock,
Friday.
April 11) Association of Collegiate Alumnae
play. "The .Man Who .Married a
liuuili Wife." fnlverslty Auditor
ium M.iy 4. Twelfth Annual Farmers' Fair.
May .". Fourteenth Annual High School
Day.
May 7. Journalism Week begins.
May 11. Made-in-Japan Banquet at Roth'
well Gymnasium .
TWO ADMIT GUILT IX FORGERY
Larry Davis and Paul Barnes Sen
fenced Court Sets a -Birthday.
Only two cases were settled in the
Circuit Court this morning. Larry
Davis, charged with forgery, pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to the re
form school until he reached the age
of 21. Davis, who is only about 18
until 21.
The City of Columbia dismissed its
suit against Vernon Clabaugh, charged
with running Gordon & Koeppel's
store without a license. The case of
the city against George Wright,
charged with gambling, was also dis
missed. In the case of Lon Forbis, which
was continued from the January term.
Prosecuting Attorney Dinwiddie enter
ed a "nolle prosequi" and the defend
ant was dismissed. W. P. Rives was
granted judgment of $452.26 against
J. Sam Moss on notes he had sued for.
The case of Frank A. Kurtz against
his brother, E. N. Kurtz, on a note for
$250 was continued until the next
term of court. The plaintiff in the
slander suit of Zula Wilson against
Pape Woods, both of Sturgeon, was
required to file bonds for costs of the
trial.
Depositions were filed in the slander
suit or Gladys Hendrix against B. S.
Udens. They were from William and
August Niederluecke. who are now in
St. Louis. Lata this afternoon the
jury was still hearing evidence in the
damage suit of Ishmel Keith against
W. H. Morgan, both living near Har
risburg. EXODUS LARGEST IN YEARS
4:20 Wabash Had 11 Coaches May
Be Students' Last Visit Home.
The annual Easter exodus trom Co
lumbia and the University began yes
'terday. In the opinion of the men
who have been employed at the Wa
bash station for several years, the
crowd was the largest that has ever
taken advantage of the; spring holi
days. The 4:20 Wabash train had
eleven crowded coaches for the Kan
sas City delegation and several others
for those going to St. Louis. One of
the reasons for the increase is the
nearness of the war and the possibil
ity of conscription. If the bill should
pass, it would affect many of the stu
dents, who are nearly all within the
prescribed ages. They are making
sure of at least one visit home.
Infant Son of Vf. E. Grindsfaff Dies.
Frank Roy Grindstaff, the 11-month-old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. William E.
Grindstaff, who live ten miles south
east of Columbia, died yesterday
morning of diphtheria. Funeral serv
ices were held this afternoon at the
Nashville Church.
-.
THE WEATHER
HOUSE LEADER ML VOTE
AGAINST THE. RESOLUTION
Kitchen, Prominent Democrat, 'Gives No Reason
for His Stand Lower Body Not to Ballot on
Declaration Until 10 or 11 O'clock Tonight.
Little Pacificism Develops.
ASKS FOR HUNDRED BILLION
McAdoo Would Raise Amount by Bonds An
other U. S. Ship SunkMiller of House
Foreign Relations Committee Says- Germany
Would Use Mexico As U-Boat Base.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 5. Majority Leader Kitchen will vote
against tlie war resolution, he announced this afternoon. He said he
would also speak against the measure. "I will vote against the war
resolution' he said. " I hate to do it. hut" and he waved his hand
(and walked away.
Chairman Flood of the i!ouc Foreign Relations Coounittee an
nounced it would he 10 or 11 o'clock at least before a vote would he
taken on the war resolution in the House tonight.
Secretary McAdoo late this after
noon aked Congress for SI 00,000,-
000,000 for national security and
defense.
This vast sum will he raised
through hond issues, the rate of
interest to the bondholders heing
around three or three and a half
per cent. The Federal Reserve
Banks, as previously planned, will
have charge of the placing of the
contemplated issue, as well as fi
nancing the war expense.
Another U. S. Ship Down.
Ry United Press
WASHINGTON, April 5. The
American steamer Missourian, with
thirty-two Americans aboard, has
been torpedoed without warning in
the Mediterranean, according to a
dispatch received by the State De
partment today Irom the United States
consul at Genoa. All aboard were
saved, the dispatch stated, but it did
not say where or on what day the-
torpedoing took place.
Mexico Gets in the Debate.
Bj Doited Press
WASHINGTON, April 5. Reading
what he declared to be the unpublish
ed portion of Zimmerman's note seek
ing to align Mexico against the Unit
ed States, Representative Miller of
Minnesota in the House late this after
noon declared the plot included the es
tablishment of submarine bases at
various Mexican ports.
Miller is a member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee. His rev
elations or the details of the Zimmer
man plot were brought in during the
debate on the war resolution.
In addition to the submarine bases
plan. Miller showed that Germany
i planned to use reservists in an ag
gressive move against the United
States along the Mexican border. The
reservists would quit the United
States, go into Mexico and then at
tack the border with the Mexicans. .
Moreover, he declared that German
reservists were now makine- mnni-i
tions in Mexico. During the last tew
rtav heiinneSnta renresentative riv. '
dared, several German ships had land-1 this ,03t colossal war," Representa
cd large cargoes and enormous sums ( t've sieBel said- "l come from a Peo
or money at Mexican ports. , Pl tna for thousands or years have
Lansing Denies Mexican Report.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 5. Secretary
Lansing or the State Department this
aiternoon denied Representative Mil
ler's declaration in the House that
the Zimmerman plot note contained
inrormation to the effect that Germany
I'had arranged to construct submarine
and naval bases on the Mexican coast
and that an arrangement had been
made for German reservists to at
tack the United States on the border.
"Lansing is. apparently for diplo
matic reasons, denying the truth of
the statement," Miller said, when in
formed of the secretary's action.
House Sounds War Cry Today.
By United Press
WASHINGTON. April 5. The
House today sounded the war cry and
prepared to make war against Ger
many a reality within twenty-four
hours. The House went into the com
mittee of the Whole this morning on
the "State of War" resoultion.
Chairman Flood opened debate on
the War resolution and urged the has
tening of action for the bill's passage.
Some pacificism developed, but there
was no question as to the measure's
outcome. Flood called up the resolu
tion at 10:15 o'clock, and the members
proceeded at once to its consideration.
"We are a great nation," said Rep
resentative Harrison, a Democratic
Leader of the Committee, ."we glory
in the history and priceless heritage
ot our people. I refuse to believe
the we have degenerated at this hour
in our nation's stress, that we have
forgotten the teachings of our fath
ers and our tore-fathers, and are not
willing to fight tor those principles
i they upheld so courageously in the
early history of our country." We
are going to war in defense ot our
fundamental rights and for the pres
ervation ot the rights ot humanity."
"The charge that we are going to
wage war tor profit, jn the Interest
ot munition makers is as despicable
as it is un-American and the charge
is unworthy ot any American who
loves his country better than he does
the land ot a fiendish roe."
House Determined to Be Prompt.
At the outset the House j is deter
mined to pass the resoultion as
promptly as possible despite Repre
sentative Cooper ot Wisconsin, paci
fist and ranking Republican member
ot the Foreign Relations Committee
who opposed giving up any ot the
time which is legally allowed him.
When the debate started Champ
Clark surrendered the speaker's chair
to Representative Fitzgerald. Flood
startled the House when he said:
"War is being made upon our country
and its people. Our ships are being
deliberately sunk, our citizens, in
cluding women and children, are be
ing disregarded and disrespected and
touly murdered, our neutrality ig
nored and our commerce destroyed.
Under such circumstances there is
but one course tor the Government to
pursue and that is to take up the de-
I fnnse nf the nation anil the nation's
aiegri I'" " "
I "We are compelled by the acts ot
the German Government to enter into
been taught to love peace. 1 can not
shut my eyes- or close my cars to the
answer Germany has given to our
J cries lor peace by making war against
us. Let it be known to the world that
in this Republic ot ours we are all
American whether Irom birth or re
cent acquisition and that in the honor
to the flag of our country there must
be no distinction."
When Representative Siegel con
cluded the gallery went wild with
enthusiasm.
Br United Press
WASHINGTON. April 5. The
Government today took its first ac
tive step in preparing tor war.
Secretary or the Treasury McAdoo
asked Congress to appropriate $3,400,
000,000 tor army and navy expenses.
Secretary ot the Navy Daniels asked
that the navy be increased from 87,
000 men to 150,000 and the Marine
Corp3 from 17,000 to 20.000.
The army asks for $2,932,557,933
and the navy $292,538,790 in addition
to the regular expenses.
Besides this sura Secretary Daniels
asked that $275,S65,7C1 be appropriat
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