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Max F. Meyer Says Pacifists
Help Autocracy, Not
WILL NOT AID WORK
Professor Writes It Is Insult
to Ask Repeal of Con
scription. Max F. Meyer, professor of psychol
ogy in the University, has written a
letter of denunciation to the organ
izing committee. People's Council of
America for Democracy and Peace.
New York City, according to yester
day's Kansas City Star. His letter
in full follows:
"You have sent me by mail two
cards on which you request me to de
clare my sympathy with your aims
and to pledge money in monthly pay
ments for the support of your propa
ganda. What are your aims?
"The viciousness of your propa
ganda consists in its combination of i
aims which arc clearly in the inter- i
est of democracy and peace, and i
which I have always gladly supported,
with others, stated more or less hid
den in between, which are in the in
terest of autocracy, of a caste system
of social organization and of mili
tarism. CciiH"ts Arc an Insult.
"How can jou ask a citizen of the
United States, in the present crisis,
to pledge his moral support and his
money in order to enable you 'to work
for the repeal of the conscription
laws?' Such a request is but little
short of an insult. It is an insult
when addressed to a naturalized citi
zen. You, being citizens of this
country merely by the accident of
birth, may not understand this.
"I am thoroughly familiar with the
present organization of the German
social body, and with its culmination
the present German government. I
am much more familiar with it than
any of the members of your commit
tee. I have lived in Germany twenty
five years. I was born there. I was
educated there. Not in the sense in
wnicn some 01 tne memuers or your
committee were educated there, who
visited a German university for a
year or two. I spent nineteen years
of my life in German educational in
stitutions from the kindergarten to
the research laboratory.
"I confess that at the beginning
of this war my sympathies were di
vided. The German nation had many
justifiable complaints against its
neighbors. But whatever wrongs the
German nation may have suffered in
the past from other nations, the Ger
. man government during this war has
had more than one opportunity to
have them set right and to terminate
the 'war. Its actions show that world
domination, not justice, is its aim. I
sympathize with the German people,
but not with their government. You,
however, act as voluntary agents for
the German government. Perhaps
you would appreciate your American
citizenship better if, like me, you had
been born and brought up in Germany.
(formally Would Rule Here.
"If Germany wins this war fifty
years hence its government will rule
the American people. I do not want
my American children to be put under
this yoke which I escaped b'y coming
to America. My hope is that the Ger
man government will be overthrown
and that the German nation, my rela
tives and friends, will enter an inter
national organization for peace and
justice. But the German government,
this fearful danger to our future, can
be overthrown only by raising armies,
not by sitting around the council ta
ble of the 'People's Council of Amer
ica and 'working for the repeal of the
"It is pitiful to see such a propa
ganda as yours led by an American
university president, a distinguished
scientist, who evidently cares nothing
for the freedom of our children. It is
pitiful to see even whole universities
in trouble through the shortsighted
activities of their professors in favor
of the enemy. Please do not count on
me for bringing this disrepute upon
the University of Missouri, the insti
tution to which I belong."
MISSOURI FURMSIIES U. S. LEAD
Companies File Affidavits Presumably
lo Insure Protection.
1!t Uulteil Presa
JEFFERSON CITY. July 31. There
is much speculation here today on the
motive behind filing of affidavits by
lead mining companies from St. Fran
cois, and other counties, declaring the
companies arc supplying lead to the
government for war purposes. Adjut
ant General McCord believes the com
panies expect, by this means, to se
cure Federal protection from strikers
and tie-ups or damage to property.
The recent race-rioting in the Flatj
River district, of St Francois County
which resulted In the expulsion of
thousands of foreign miners, resulted
in the district being pla'ced virtually
under martial law. The militia units,
will soon be removed and mine-owners,
it is believed, fear fresh outbreaks
with consequent tie-ups, property
damage and loss. The guardsmen, If
present war department plans are car
ried out, will be called to mobiliza
tion places August 5.
The Adjutant General has received
affidavits from Irwin B. Connell. and
the secretary of the Committee on
Lad of the Advisory Board of the
Council of National Defense, in which
the latter states that his company is
under contract to supply the govern
ment with 3,318 tons of lead monthly.
The price of this lead, delivered in
East St. Louis, is eight cents a pound.
The St. Joseph Lead Company states
that it has government contracts for
1,986 tons of pig lead for delivered at
the navy yard at Norfolk, Va.; 300
tons for shrapnel sneus dv me ou
Louis Smelting and Refining Com
pany:300 tons by the Desloge Consoli
dated Lead Company and 750 tons by
the Federal Load Company) All con
tracts are for the army and navy.
The Adjutant General is forwarding
all this information to the War De
partment without comment. He be
lieves that all the companies arc pre
paring to ask government protection
because they are supplvins war neces
The engagement of Miss Laura
Cochran and William Brewer Whitlow
of Fulton was announced at a lunch
eon at Boonville last week. Mr.
Whitlow was a student la the School
of Law for the last two years. He is
director of athletics at Westminster
College at Fulton and is a member of
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Miss Agnes Heibel entertained two
tables at 500 last night at her home
on Walnut street.
Mrs. Louis Selbert, who is conduct
ing a class in home nursing, will en
tertain the members Saturday evening
at her home on Locust street.
Mrs. Jack Bewick and Mrs. R. E.
Lucas cave a fish dinner Sunday
night at the home of Mrs. Lucas for
Prof, and Mrs. J. D. Elliff and Prof,
and Mrs. George Twiss will give an
informal porch party tonight at thei
home of Professor Elliff for the
classes in the department of sec-'
ondary education. The porches will
be decorated in garden flowers and '
fruit punrh will be served.
Fred C. Wright, who was graduated
from the University in 191C, is a
guest at the Alpha Tau Omega house.
Mr. Wright is employed in the chem
istry department of Sears-Roebuck in
Mrs. Turner McBaine and Miss De
borah McBaine and Mr. and Mrs. J..
M. Kemper will leave today for a mo
tor trip to Grand Haven, Mich.
Miss Martha Dearing, Miss Mary
Hatcher and Miss Carolyn Worrell,
who have been guests of Miss Mildred
Pearl, have returned to their homes
W. J. Wright to lecture Tomorrow.
W. J. Wright, supervisor of voca
tional training in the Kansas City
schools, will give an illustrated lec
ture at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night in
the University Auditorium.
LOCAL BOY SCOOTS
TO CHIP IN
Fourteen Will Go on Ten
Days' Trip, Beginning
TO HIKE 22 MILES
Prof. O. R. Johnson, Scout
master, to Be in Charge
About fourteen Boy Scouts of Co
lumbia will go to the Ozarks for a
ten days' camping trip August 14.
The narty will be in charge of 0. II.
Johnson, scout commissioner. The
following boys are assured of going:
Clarence Moss, Joe Latshaw, Corwin
Edwards, Don Faurot, Abner Swinn.
Cliff Wiggans, Vernor Trowbridge,
Raymond Tipton, Harold Green, Aus
tin Toalson, Jonas Viles, Harlan Hib
bard. Tom Everley, Vernus Pyle. Sev
eral more boys may be added to the
I The party will go by train to Bag
nell and from there hike twenty-two
I miles to Linn Creek. They will go
I down the creek in boats to Hahatonka,
a summer resort. The camp will be
made several miles up the creek. Each
boy will take along his own equip
ment and ?10 to pay expenses.
This isvthe first trip of its kind
and it will be made an annual affair.
I It is a reward for those boys who dil
igently performed their duties as Boy
Scouts. Last spring they put in a
garden on the farm of President A.
Ross Hill. About one-third of an
acre was put in navy beans, one-half
an acre in soybeans and half an acre
in sweet potatoes. The dry weather
has affected the yield on a part of
the garden. The soybeans are good,
but the navy beans and the sweet po
tatoes will yield only part of a crop.
Half of the money left above expenses
will be divided among the boys ac
cording to the time put in by each.
The other half will be put into the
fund for the building of a cabin on
Jlcltalne Couple to Marry.
Edwin S. Martin and Miss Beulah
M. Samuel, both of McBaine, obtained
a marriage license this morning. They,
will be married tomorrow.
are in the hands of the
Exemption Board today.
If you are in the first draft
you will receive official
notice at once. We can
insure you until you are
accepted. See me at once.
H. M. McPheeters
It affords us great pleasure to an
nounce we have arranged with the
Edison Company for a demonstra
tion and recital by Mr. Nachman,
of the Edison Laboratories on Edi
son's Recreation of Music. To be
given at our store on Wednesday
Evening, August 1st. from 8:00 p.
m. to 9:00.
Yours as ever
TUE8DAT EYEKIXG, JULY 81, 1917.
CITY AND CAMPUS
Miss Elsie Harding went to Browns
this afternoon to visit her father.
W. L. McCasliey and his mother
went to Montgomery City this after
noon. L. F. Ziegler of Chicago, who has
been here on business, went to St.
Louis this afternoon.
Mrs. H. H. Perkins, who was here
today shopping, returned to her home
in Browns this afternoon.
H. B. Barks, who has been visiting
Dean Walter Williams, returned to
his home in Mexico this afternoon.
Miss Iola Staraubc, who has been
visiting her sister, Altha, a student in
the Summer Session of the University,
returned to her home in Wellsville
Miss Sarah Morris, who has been
visiting her brother, John Morris, 715
Lyons street, returned to her home in
Centralia this afternoon.
Mrs. Carl and Mrs. Tony Henninger
left this afternoon to visit their sister-in-law,
Mrs. Harry Schubert in St.
J. E. Hoffman, who ha3 been visit
ing his mother, Mrs. J. T. Hoffman,
11 pounds for $1.00
Domino Sugar, 25 lbs -$2.25
Floor, 25 lbs $1X0
Flour, 50 lbs. $3.20
Dried Peaches, lb. 12c
G Bars Soap 25c
50c Ripe OHres .30c
Corn Flakes 10c
Jello, 3 for . 25c
10c Raisins 8 l-3c
20c can Peaches 15c
3 lb. can Hominy 10c
25c Ilershey Cocoa 50c
50 lb. can of Lard, lb. 23c
10 lbs Lard Si50
25c Saniflush 20c
7c Matches 05c
Spring chicken, lb 25c
Sheets - -
417 Guitar Building
who lives about two miles north of
Columbia, returned to Chicago this
Mrs. W. Eagan was called to Mexi
co, Mo., today on account of the se
rious illness of an aunt.
Miss Mary Nauser, who has been
visiting Miss T. H. Brink, left for her
home at Yonkers today.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Black of Salina.
Kan., who have been visiting Mrs. W.
R. Finley, 1411 Bass avenue, left for
their home today.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilson of Stephens
passed through Columbia today on
their way to Excelsior Springs.
.Mrs. T. E. Wisdom, 605 Sanford
place, left today for Maryville to visit
Mrs. M. E. Fieldmeyer left today to
visit relatives at Hallsville.
Mrs. G. Miller and Mrs. J. Cannon
were called to Kirksvllle today on ac
count of the illness of their father.
Miss Sophia Couch of Knobnoster
left yesterday for her home because of
illness of relatives.
H. White, a student in the School
of Journalism last year, is on the
Kansas City Post this summer.
Miss Mabel Ladd of Knox City came
to Columbia today to take the Civil
THAT ARE COOL,
The kind that give you lots of
pep when you feel tired.
'Twas said at one time that
business is like war.
Perhaps it was at one time,
but there's been a change.
War means enmity, bitter
ness, deception and destruc
tion. Victory leads to ruin.
Modern business means co
operation. Secrets have become uncom
mon. Oppression is obsolete.
Strategy is rivalry in service.
Attacks are in bad order.
Expediency, as well as con
science, forbidsa ruthless act.
Competitors meet in conven
tions. What one man learns
he gladly gives to others.
We have found that busi
ness thrives best in an at
mosphere of courtesy and
The man who lacks this spirit
should not advertise. He is in
discord with the new-day
trend. The less he lets men
know of him the better.
Service examinations at the Post Of
fice." Mr. and Mrs. W, W. Stice left today
for Kansas City.
Miss Mary Elliff, who is attending
school at Madison, Wis., will spend the
rest of the summer in New York City
visiting an aunt
Victor B. Jones, secretary of the
Commercial Club, was examined yes
terday in Sedalia for the officers re
serve, training camp.
E. Meisberger of the Kansas City
Post has been in Columbia a few days
enroute to Fort Sill, Okla.
Mrs. Sallie II. Alexander Is Dead.
Mrs. Sallie Hickman Alexander, a
former resident of Columbia, died at
her home in San Jose, Cat, July 6.
She was the daughter of the late
James Hickman, a former citizen of
Boone County. Mrs. Alexander is
survived by two children. She was
about 49 years old.
Boone County Woman, SI, Is Dead.
Mrs." Peter E. Smith died at Hot
Springs, Ark., July 22. She was the
widow of the late Peter E. Smith,
who was a former resident of Boone
County. Mrs. Smith was S4 years old.
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