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THE DAILY MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1917.
CONGRESS FACES TASK
Must Find Means of Getting
$6,750,000,000 for Start
LEND TO THE ALLIES
Fifty Per Cent of the First
Year's Expenses Will Come
From Tax Lew.
By United Tress
WASHIXGTOX, April 9. Congress
began its first week of real war work
today, facing the problem of raising
$6,750,000,000 for the "pay-as-you-go"
House and Senate leaders have vir
tually decided that fifty per cent of the
first year's expenditures, $1,750,000,
000 mutt be drawn from taxes. A
further bond issue of $2,000,000,000
will be asked to be held in readiness
for use by the Army and Xavy.
The United States will lend $3,000,
000.000 to the Allies. This first bond
issue will carry three and one-half
per cent interest. As soon as the sub
scriptions are complete the $3,000,
000,000 will be turned over to the Al
lied governments for their bond afl
three and one-half per cent interest
Those holding the United States bonds
will be receiving three and one-half
per cent interest off an investment
backed both by this and the Allied
governments, yet the $3,000,000,000
will be spent in the United States.
It appears to be the general senti
ment among Treasury Department of
ficials that the plans for obtaining the
necessary funds are the best that can
be arranged. There is bound to be
some difference of opinion, however,
as to the feasibility of raising the
great sum in this manner.
To Co-operate With Allies.
By United Press
WASHINGTON April 9. Arrange
ments for full war co-operation be
tween the United States and the Allies
may be completed this week. Con
ferences are being held at the State,
War and Xavy Buildings between rep
resentatives of the Allied Powers and
Army and Naval officers and the heads
of the American naval and diplomatic
service. Co-operation is to be whole
hearted and complete.
For the present it is estimated that
the American Navy will direct its ef
forts toward clearing a part of the
Atlantic of submarines and raiders,
giving the Allies greater freedom of
action than has been possible without
Arrangements for industrial co-op
eration between the United States and
'the Allies and industrial co-operation
in this country, a gigantic labor ques
tion, has been suggested to the govern
ment. President Samuel Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor has
given assurances of no labor disputes,
which, for a time, nearly marred Eng
land's chances for success.
The entrance of Cuba into the war
plus the possibility of action by Bra
zil, Argentine, Bolivia and others in
South America this week, adding its
force to the plans of crushing weight
now being made against Germany.
New reasons for prosecuting the war
more earnestly were furnished by Bel
gium's recent report to the State De
partment of German ruthlessness and
heartlessness in dealing with its peo
ple. The report showed that Ger
many is actually drawing the steel net
about Belgium, making her a vast in
Military Measures Reported.
Hy United Press.
"WASHINGTON". April 9. Without
discussion a bill providing for punish
ment of anyone destroying war ma
terials was passed by the Senate today.
The bill covers the destruction of vrar
material of all kinds and anything
that could be employed successfully in
carrying on the war. It was reported
unanimously and carried a penalty of
$10,000 fine or thirty years imprison
ment for conviction.
The general army hill carrying an
appropriation of $278,000,000 for the
maintenance of the regular army for
the current year was reported to the
Senate today. Senator Chamberlain
urged that action be taken on this i
measure at once. The military bill 1 Di'"kard of the University of Missour
carrying an appropriation of $3,449.-) president for the fourth consecutive
000 was reported this afternoon. I time. His election each time has
. . I been by a unanimous vote. Pro. J.
r rr f.L ff Arpenline S Coal ) S. Ankeney also attended the meeting
By United Tress . ,
WASHINGTON. April 9. Thejin Cincinnati.
United States Government raav rfiutl
off this country's coal supply going in-Son for Prof and Trowbridge.
to Argentine if that country persists I A son was born to Prof- and Mrs-
in placing an embargo on wheat to the E. A. Trowbridge. 1413 Bouchelle av-
Allies. The United Press learned this ' enue. yesterday morning.
April 12. Mrs. Walter McNab Miller
speaks on "New Fields of Work
For Women" in Switiler Hall, at
April 13. Jefferson Day Banquet at Vir
ginia Grill; GoTeruor Frederick. D.
(iardner to speak.
April 17 to 20. Baby Conference, Parker
Memorial Hospital. 10 und 12. 1
and 3 o'clock, Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday; 10 and 12 o'clock.
April 20 Association of Collegiate Alumnae
play, -The Man Who Married a
Dumb Wife." University Auditor
ium. May 4. Twelfth Annual Farmers' Fair.
May 5. Fourteenth Annual High School
afternoon that while no such retali
tory steps have yet been taken there
is plan to do so if the Argentine gov-
: eminent does not desist and raise its
embargo on wheat.
KATY TELEGRAPHERS OUT
Trains Arc Being Run Today By Us
ing the Telephone System.
Because of a strike on the entire
Katy system, no telegraphers are on.
duty at the local station here today.
No messages are accepted and trains
are being run by the use of the tele
Government Orders the Five
Stations in Columbia to
All Columbia wireless station owners
were notified today that their plants
must be dismantled within the next
4S hours or be strenuously dealt with.
Columbia has two licensed stations,
one on Hicks avenue, operated by
Lawrence Stewart, a son of Prof. O.
M. Stewart of the physics depart
ment and the other on Paris road
operated by Lorin Johnson. The
Wireless Club of the University is op
crating an unlicensed station and
unlicensed receiving stations are lo
cated in the Laws Obserratory and
the Physics Building.
The licensed stations were ordered
to notify the unlicensed stations' of
the government order.
GETS BIG U. S. OHDER
Shoe Factory Will Start This Week
on Half Million Contract for Army.
The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company
has received an order from the Unit
ed States Government to manufacture
at once shoes for the army, valued at
half a million dollars. The contract
was signed last Thursday. Practi
cally all of the shoes will be made in,
Columbia, and what cannot be made
here will be made in St Louis. The
lasts, which are supplied by the Gov
ernment, are now on their way. Work
will be begun on the shoes this week
and they will be delivered as rapidly
The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company
in St. Louis is working on an order
of shoes for the navy. The branch
company here will work full time to
fill the order. As time goes on they
expect to increase their working force
but there will be no overtime work.
Conscription, says Walter H. Bras
elton, superintendent of the shoe
factory, will not affect the plant The
employes are engaged in making war
supplies and are exempt
QUAKE FELT IN MISSOURI
Telephone Lines Down After Shock
Is Registered In St Louis.
By United Tress
ST. LOUIS, April 9. The seismo
graph at St. Louis University regis
tered an earthquake stock this after
noon in Springfield, HI., and cities of
Southern Illinois, report the feeling
of a tremor. Telephone communi
cation is badly Interrupted. Some
sections of St Louis and in Northeast
ern and Southern Missouri report
that heavy shocks were felt in various
DR. PICKARD AGAIX HONORED
For Fourth Consecutive Time He
Heads College Art Association.
The College ArJ Association of
America, which met in Cincinnati Ap-
ri! 5, G and 7. re-elected Dr. John
WIRELESS PLANTS GUI
AUSTRIA BREAKS OFF
All Representatives of That
Country Have Asked State
Department for Passports.
GIVE SAFE CONDUCT
No Change in Status Between
America and Bulgaria and
Turkey Expected Now.
Dy United Press
WASHINGTON, April 9. Austria
formally broke off relations with the
United States today.
The Austrian Vice-Consul Baron
Swiknnek called up the State Depart
ment today and ordered his passports
made out at once as well as those of
all Austrian representatives in this J
country. He informed the Depart
ment that the order for his action
was issued yesterday.
Consul Stovell at Berne cabled the
State Department that the break was
ordered yesterday. Ambassador Pen
field knows nothing of the break in
relations, having left Vienna April 7.
There will be no change in the status
between the United States and Bul
garia and Turkey immediately because
of this action by Austria. Officials
here state, however, they would not
be surprised if these countries follow
ed the lead of Austria soon. -
mbassador Tarnowsky, who h?
never been officially received here.
Baron Swiknnek, and all government
al and commercial consuls represent
ing the Austrian government through
out the country will leave immediate
ly. The German party which sailed at
the time of Count von Bernstorff's de
parture numbered about 200 persons.
The Austrian party is expected to
reach close to that number. It will
probably be the latter part of the
week before, the usual formalitieslan
be gone through with in arranging the
details for the departure of the Aus
trian party. This government will,
of course, consult with the Allies in
giving the party safe conduct to some
Seize All Austrian Ships.
I.y United Press
NEW YORK, April 9. All Austrian
ships in American ports were seized
today when official news was flashed
from Washington that a formal break
had taken place between this" coun
try and Austria.
TAKE RESERVE CORPS TEST
First of Fifty Applicants Undergo Ex
amination Here Today.
The first applicants for the Offi
cers' Reserve Corps -are taking the
physical and mental examination to
day under Dr. Guy L. Noyes, Major
C. W. Castle and Captain J. C. King.
Fifty more applications in this corps
have been received here.- They will
be examined in about two weeks or
a month. It is first necessary for the
applications to be approved at military
headquarters in Chicago before the
men can be examined for officers. Two
3 ears, either practical or university
training is necessary for application.
After tne men pass the examination
here they will go in training camps
that will be established in different
parts of the country until the first of
August, then they will enter the new
USE CHURCH FOR RED CROSS
Fresbjterians Offer FIslier Chapel to
the Local Chapter.
The officers of the Presbyterian
Church, at a meeting held yesterday
morning, unanimously offered the use
of Fisher Chapel to the local Chap
ter of the Red Cross for the duration
of the war. It may be used for any
kind of a meeting or as a workroom.
Dr. W. W. Elwang says that a ser
vice as a Red Cross nurse is purely
voluntary. Even after the course in
nursing is taken, no one could be
called into active service who did not
volunteer. The nurse has a choice of
three fields of service: Outside the
country. In the United Stales, or a:
Dr. B. Clark Hyde Free.
Ity United Tress
KANSAS CITY, April 9. Dr.
Clark Hyde, after three trials and
eight years of prosecution, is a free
man today by a decision of the Court
of Appeals. The last of the indict
ments charging Hyde with murder in
connection with the death of Colonel
Swope was dismissed this morning.
Agricultural Experts Assem
bled in St. Louis Want Law
for Minimum Price.
EMERGENCY EXISTS !
Planting of Large Crops for
t Years Nece
to Meet Crisis
By United Tress
ST. LOUIS, April 9. Law guaran-
leeuiK larmers a minimum price for
all their products and
wage to laborers and a plea for all
farmers to increase their production
by the utilisation of all waste lands
are among the things to be" recom
mended to the farmers of the Middle
West by agricultural experts confer
ring with Secretary Houston of the
Agricultural Department here today.
A call upon bankers to loan money
to farmers at low rates to buy sen
with is also probable as an outcome
of the conference.
It is the opinion of the agricultural
experts, including the presidents of
nearly every university in the country,
the deans of agricultural colleges and
officers of the State board of Agricul
ture that a real emergency exists and
that quick action Is needed to insure
the planting of large crops during the
next five years."
President A. Ross Hill and Dean F.
B. Mumford of the College of Agri
culture are in St Louis to confer with
Secretary Houston of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture on the question
of agricultural preparedness in con
nection with the war resolution. They
expect to return tomorrow.
The College of Agriculture here is
planning to relieve the labor situation
on the -farm to incjrease the,-food
supply. The' plan of the College of
Agriculture is to allow the students
of agriculture to return to the farms,
receiving full- credit when they leave
school just as those students do who
enlist for military service. The
faculty of the College of Agriculture
will meet tomorrow morning fo con
sider this and otffer plans that have
Each student who goes back to the
farm -will Increase the corn crop 500
bushels according to P. M. Brandt. If
a definite plan can be worked out, he
said, there are hundreds of normal and
college students and thousands of
high school students, who are not
skilled in any labor and are under age
for military sen ice, who can be uti
lized. The plan of putting agricultur
al college students to work is being
taken up in other states of the corn
belt, where the labor situation is far
more serious than in Missouri.
W. L. Nelson, assistant secretary of
the State Board of Agriculture says it
is highly important that the Missouri
farmers produce a surplus food sup-
"But he cannot grow a maximum
crop unless he has help," he says.
"There is a greater shortage In labor
supply now on account of the calL to
military service. But-the call to the
farm is perhaps of the same import
ance as the call to military service.
America must not only feed herself
but she must be equal to that larger
task helping feed the world. It de
volves upon every state, especially the
states in the Mississippi Valley, where
our surplus of bread stuffs is obtained,
to put forth a univerasl effort at this
time. But attracted by the high wage
now in factories, especially in muni
tion plants, many men have left the
farms and others have failed to take
their places. Shortage of farm labor
has alsoeen caused by the falling off
"I suggest that it would be well for
the public schools of Missouri to give
full credit to all boys who will go to
the farm and engage actively in the
work of planting and cultivating. All
students In agriculture should be giv
en privilege to go at nce and receive
full credit Nor should this privilege
be limited to them. All others who
wish to do farm work should be al
lowed to go under the same conditions
It should be made plain that this priv
ilege would not be extended to any
boy who wishes to idle."
Crew of Seaward Lands Safely.
Ry United Pres
PARIS. April 9. The crew of the
American steamer Seaward, torpedoed
without warning in the Mediterranean,
has been landed safely, according to
an official dispatch received here today.
tor Columbia and VIclnltv? P.ilr -in.i
I warmer tonight and Tuesday. Lowest tem
perature tonight aboe freezing
For Missouri: fair and warmer tonight
.111(1 A UVHIlUy.
following rather a winter typo, tin-
i.flfnu In. 4 V.k 1.. Il a .
"'"" ii uiurniuir is wnrmiitir tin
emeu me t;cDtr.il Valleys this morning. I
iiruung easiwaru auu win cane unsea
sonably low tenieroture In eastern and
southeastern states dnrhig tl ne thlr
tj -six hour.
Central Vallejs and Plains while tondi-
tion in the HiK-kr
Mountain) are tui
M-ttled and stormy.
Ill Coliimlilii fair kLIis ulth itowlll.-
Incrraslni: warmth will obtain till Wednes-
uay or Uetliiesilay night, whin unsettled
eoiiumon are prolialile.
The highest tein;erature lu Columbia I
yesterday was -JO and the lowest last night I
A-a a: ipre.inlmtl.iii 000: rt-latlte humid-
W tk In rmitwrit ir J't ,uir . , A vni.
I B ' . .-. UMJ H t 1lll. 4 JTdl
"i0 jesieruay iue nicnest temperature
jwa 44 and the lowest si; pret ipit'ati.111
. o.oo inch
Sun rises today.
HMO p. m.
Moon Bets 9:1S p.
The Temperature. Today.
11 a. m.
I S a. m. Xi V2 (noon) 4Si
a. m. X l p. In. .V)
io a. m 4- u p. m .-a
L lo NEARER WAR
German Ambassador and the
President in Conference
Hy United Press
RIO DE JANEIRO. April 9. The
German Ambassador late this after
noon emerged from a conference with
President Braz greatly agitated. He
fitly refused to discuss the crisis be
tween Germany and Brazil. A cap
tion, in the country's leading paper.
La Prensa, declared today that a
U-boat sank the Brazilian vessel, ov
er which complications arose, without
warning. This has served to increase
sentiment against Germany and the
demand for a declaration of war.
FOUR MORE JOIN COMPANY F
Capfali,-Major Experts -Orders,- lo.
Mobilize in Few Days. I
Four recruits were added to Com- J
pany F, Fourth Regiment, today.
Clarence Lewis of Columbia, an em
ploye of the Stephens Publishing
Company; Carl Colemana 26-year-old
farmer of Huntsville; John C. Burks,
a farmer near McBaine and Lewis
Douglas of 624 North Seventh street
are the new members of the loc.il
"I expect Company F to be order
ed mobilized In the next few" days,"
said Captain E. E. Major this after
noon. Captain Major has just return
ed from a visit to Paris, Moberly and
Mexico which are being considered as
mobilizing points for the Columbia
Four members of the company were
granted their discharge today. Frank
A. Heilman, a graduate of the Univer
sity, wa commissioned to the regu
lar army. The other three were dis
charged because they have moved out
of the state. Seventy-three men are
now members of the company, which
has been ordered-recruited to full war
strength which calls for 150 members.
Captain Major expects the required
number to be recruited. rom Colum
bia, but if the call comes before the
company is fully recruited, men will
be taken from other towns.
UNIVERSITT PROFEESOR WEDS
Miss Norma Saner of Cincinnati the
Bride of Louis Selbert.
Announcements have been received
In Columbia of the marriage of Louis
Selbert, assistant professor of Ro
mance languages in the University, to
Miss Norma Sauer of Cincinnati, O.
The wedding took place April 5. Mr.
and Mrs. Selbert will live at 1105"Lo
cust street Mr. Selbert came to the
University the second semester last
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR WEDS
E. Stuart aad JUss Loa E.'
DtIs Married ia Mexico.
By United Press J
MEXICO, Mo., April 9. A college
romance resulted here today in thej
marriage of James E. Stuart, of Texar-,
kana, Tex., a sophomore in the Uni
versity at Columbia, and Miss Lou E.
Davis of Princeton, also a student in
To Attend Presbytery Meeting.
Dr. W. W. Elwang will leave to-J
morrow for Fulton to attend the semi
annual meeting of the Presbytery of
Missouri. Dr. Henri Anet. who comes
directly from Belgium, will address
the meeting and appeal for organized
help for the Belgians and French.
OFFERS HIS SERIES
of Broadway Metho-
I J " a. f f ITT . 1 1
dist Church Would Go
Has Never Preached About
War, But Says He Is Not
The Rev. Charles C. Grimes of the
Tl rnq ,1 Ttro ATatfowllct f),fwil, line, cam
Ul UUU 1TUJ illkUUUIOk UU,.,6 UtU OCUl
,a message to Governor Gardner, of-
j lering his services as chaplain in the
41 a. in. Sun sets army or navy, or in any other ca
i. I pacity which will pay him enough for
' the SUPP0rt Ws famil'- He dld thls
4.. i less than twenty-four hours after the
rresiaeni nau ueiiverea ms war mes-
' sage to congress although he did not
make a public announcement of it un-
til last night. At the beginning of the
evening service he said:
"For a while I considered this step
a personal and private matter that
concerned only my wife and myself
but I have decided that I should tell
my congregation. Like many other
persons you see I am willing to go if
I can be an officer, but I would will
ingly go as a volunteer in the ranks it
my family would not starve on the
pay of a private.
"Because I have been here three
ears and have not preached on the
war you may believe that I am a pa
cifist I am not Jesus was not a pa
cifist He did not say, 'Blessed are the
pacifists or the peaceable." He
said, 'Blessed are the peace makers.'
Do you get the distinction?
"I do not seek a fight I was never
successful in one of my seeking, but
since we are forced into a fight for
peace I want to know that it is set
tled correctly if I have to help do it
Mr- Grimes was pastor of the Mob-
erly Methodist cnurcn neiore ne came
s three years ago. He is the fath-
I er of two children, a son between
'two and three years, and a daughter
only a few months old. He is the son
of a Methodist minister who was a
presiding elder in Missouri for a num
ber of years.
13 DIVORCE CASES IN COURT
Only One Decree Granted Most of
Others Taken Under Advisement.
This was divorce day in the Circuit
Court. Thirteen cases were heard
in the two court sessions. In only
one case, Isabelle Melvin against Hugh
J. Melvin, was a divorce granted.
Nine of the cases were taken under
advisement, two cases were dismissed
by the plaintiffs and one case contin
ued. The cases taken under the advise
ment of the court were Thomas F.
against Sabra E. Rigway, Elizabeth
against John H. Wcainscott, Carrie L.
against Thomas J. Kinkade. Dorsey
against Lillie Blackburn. EI!a against
George Lawson, Nellie against Wil
liam Allen, and Florence against Ben
J. Fortney. Albert Thompson and
Globe Smith dismissed their cases
against Elmore Thompson and Win
nie Smith, respectively. The case of
Dollie against John Tucker was con
tinued. Additional evidence was of
fered in the case of Ida C. against
John B. McQuitty, continued from the
last term of court
The case against Lawrence Eille
continued from Saturday was heard
today and the defendant sentenced to
fifty days In the county Jail. He was
charged with carrying concealed
weapons. The proof of publication
was filed in the case of Orme McCam
man against the unknown heirs of
George Silvers, Sr. In the case of E.
H. Thee against the Wabash Railway
Company the motion to strike out the
-facts of the defendant's answer was
BOY SCOUTS TO SERVE CITY
Hoggs Aid is Any Capacity.
When war was declared Friday
morning the forty-six Boy Scouts of
'Columbia sent six representatives to
. Mayor-Elect J. E. Boggs to offer the
services of the organization to the
city In any way in which he saw fit
to use them. They will have a meet
ing tonight to discuss the declaration
of war. Word was received here that
the 250,000 scouts of other cities in
the United States have also offered
their services to their cities.