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THE DAILY JTISSOUBIAJf, WEDNESDAY EVENDfG, AUGUST 1, 1917.
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAD
Report Shows 2,060 White
Children and 441 Negroes
of School Age.
65 TEACHERS HERE
TEACH DEJIOCBACT, HE SAYS
Assessed Valuation of Dis
trict Is $4,598,609. With
According to the report of the sec
retary of the board of education, the
public schools of Columbia have an
enrollment of 875 white boys and 901
white girls, 201 negro boys and 255 ne
gro girls, making a grand total of
2,232. The report shows that there
are 1,003 white males, 1.052 white fe
males, 198 negro males and 243 negro
The total number of days attended
by all pupils were 335.S40. and the av
erage daily attendance was 1.SG0. The
length of the school term was 180
days. There were 351 cases of tar
diness and thirteen cases of truancy.
Corporal punishment was adminis
tered to ninety-two pupils.
Fifty-nine males and eighty-five fe
males were graduated from the com
mon schools, while the high school
had thirty males and forty-eight fe
males to graduate.
The public schools possess a libra
ry, containing 6,813 volumes, valued at
$3,500. Books to the amount of $872.
5S were purchased during the last
Sixty-five teachers arc employed,
eight being male teachers and fifty
seven being females. Three of the
male teachers are negroes, while on
ly eight of the female teachers are
negroes. Thirty-two teachers have
life state certificates. Two have five
year state certificates. Seven teach
ers have normal certificates, five hav
ing normal diplomas and two elemen
tary diplomas. Sixteen teachers have
county certificates, ten have first
grade, five have second grade, one has
third grade and four have special certificates.
The assesed valuation of the dis
trict is $4,59S,C09, with an indebted
ness of $192,500. The present levy on
$100 for school purposes, teachers'
wages and incidental expenses is 100
cents plus a thirty cents interest and
C. Irion Gives an Address To the
If there was ever a time when our
youth needed instruction in democ
racy, it is now. Our theory of educa
tion should be so shaped as to foster
the principles of democracy."
This statement was made by F. C.
Irion, state high school inspector, in
his talk to the Ed Club last night.
Mr. Irion declared that the present
courses in high schools do not meet
the needs of the hour. Out of 51,665
students in Missouri high schools last
year, only 736 were studying econom
ics and sociology.
.Mr. Irion gae a warning against
building up a system of trade schools
apart from the regular school system.
There is danger that in so doing
classes will be developed in our so
ciety that have no common democrat
Bertram Harry, president of the
club, spoke briefly in regard to the
work of the patriotic pageant that was
WILL ABRAXGE FARM PB0GBA3I
CROPS FJUUIG PAS!
Week Just Closed Was the
Warmest and Driest of
Season, Says Report.
Jewell 3layes Goes to Carrollton to
Set' About Institute.
Jewell Mayes, secretary of the State
Board or Agriculture, went to Carroll
ton yesterday to arrange a program
for the State Farmers' Union, which
will be held there August 14. N. C.
Barrett of Georgia, Governor F. D.
Gardner, and representatives of the
War Department and the State Board
of Agriculture will speak.
Mr. Mayes spent several days re
cently in northern Missouri and re
ports that he found much interest in
the wheat acreage for 1918. Much in
terest was also shown about the meth
ods of using fertilizers and a better
quality of seed wheat.
2J0 RAISED FOB AB3IY FU'D I KATY ADOPTS 'EW SCHEDULE E. L. KEYES OYY'S RARE BIRDS
Catholic Churches Contribute to Can-' Agent Says Changes Please Travelers Yellow Carneaux Pigeons Win Prizes
tonment Appropriation. and. Aid in Efficiency.
The $250 apportioned to the Colum-J M. K. & T. trains have been run
bia Sacred Heart Catholic Church has ! nlng on a new schedule since July
been raised. This is a part of the 22. According to H. L. Wilson, the
$1,000,000 to be raised by the Knights ' Katy agent, these changes have made
4ITH IX TRAINING TEACHERS
Report Made on the Rank
Iumliia High School.
The Columbia High School ranks Bernard Gentsche, J. P. Heibel, W. K.
Stone, Eugene Heuther and J. F. Te-
of Columbus of the United States for
the recreation of the men of Catholic
faith in the various cantonments of
the drafted army. An assessment of
$2 was made on the sixty-seven mem
bers of the Columbia lodge and the
rest was raised among the congrega
tions of the Columbia and Sturgeon
The recreation to be provided will be
similar to the work being planned by
the Y. M. C. A. Each tent at the can
tonments will be in charge or one or
more chaplains. Reading matter and
stationery will be furnished for the
soldiers. The committee in charge of
collecting the money is composed of
WORK BEGUX OX ROAD FLAX
Committee Is Facing Big Proportion,
Sajs J. A. Stewart.
The committee in charge of the new
special road district along the Itoche
port road is working as rapidly as
possible in seeing the property own
ers of that section and devising a plan
for the undertaking. Judge J. A.
Stewart, chairman of the Columbia
road district, said today that the com-"
mittee was facing a big proposition
because they must see each person in
dividually and devise a co-ordinated
plan that will meet with the approval
of the majority. As yet there is no
organized outline of the work to be
done, and this must be formulated as
soon as the committee gets the con
census of the opinion of the landhold
ers. "It may be a month before the work
of the committee Is completed and the
petition filed with the County Court,"
said Judge Stewart. "The committee
appointed must work alone on the
matter. All this district can do is to
lend support and advice."
200 CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY
Mrs. C. C, Turner of Browns Surprised
By Her Friends.
Judge and Mrs. C. C. Turner of
Browns were surprised Sunday when
about 200 relatives and friends arrived
to celebrate Mrs. Turner's birthday.
Most of the guests came in automo
biles. All the visitors brought bas
kets filled with the choicest viands.
The following attended from Colum
bia: Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Petty; A. D.
Frank, Jr.; Zantine and Fern Petty;
Emmctt and J. C. Dysart; Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Dysart; Francis Cochran;
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hatcher; Miss Bes
sie Hawkins; A. C. and Berry Hulen;
Mrs. Mamie Turner Roberts; Gladys
and Asbury Roberts; J. M. Dysart, Jr ;
Raymond Riggs; Jim Brown; Mrs. M.
G. Barrett; Mr. and Mrs. It. S. Tur
ner; Fracis Asbury; Mrs. J. w.
Switzler; Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Brown;
-Mr. and .Mrs. M. H. Berry; Mrs. M. C.
Harnett; Mary J. Barnett; John
Davenport and Miss Lillian Hulen.
The weekly weather and crop report
of the United States Department of
Agriculture for Missouri is as fol
"The week just closed was the
warmest and driest so far of the sea
son over something more than the
northern half of the state. An un
usually severe heat wave prevailed
during the last four days, reaching a
maximum intensity on Monday. It
caused suffering from the northern
slope of the Ozarks northward to the
northern border. In the Missouri
River counties from Jackson east to
Montgomery drought has prevailed for
several weeks, and the weather of the
last four days has caused acute con
ditions. Early corn on the higher
lands, which is tasseling and shooting.
is curling and firing, and much of it
already is damaged twenty per cent.
The corn on the bottom lands, how
ever, is holding out well. Pastures,
gardens and truck are failing fast;
many pastures are parched and dry,
and cattle are being shipped out.
"Conditions in the northern part of
he state are still satisfactory. While
corn as well as all other growing
crops would be benefited by a good
soaking rain, no harm has been done
by the hot spell so far. Along the
Mississippi River from St. Louis and
St. Charles counties northward all
growing crops are in excellent condi
tion. Along the entire southern slope
of thc'Ozarks including the southeas
tern lowlands, the season Is also ex
cellent. Heavy rains at the close of
the preceding week, with occasional
showers during the present week have
kept the soil in fine condition. In But
ler, Xew Madrid. Pemiscot, and Dunk
lin sunshine and dry weather are
needed for cotton and lowland corn.
"The stacking and threshing of
wheat and oats progressed, though the
intense heat of the last four days in
terfered with the work somewhat.
There are a few oats In the northern
counties yet to cut. Yields of both
crops arc from good to excellent. Oats
continue to yield from 50 to 70 bush
els per acre; and in Chariton and Liv
ingston counties some fields are run
ning as high as 9S to 100 bushels per
Outside of the drought counties,
mentioned in the foregoing, conditions
on the farm are still very promising
but a good general, soaking rain must
come soon, or the present hot, dry
spell will prove well night disastrous.
forty-fourth among the 111 teacher-
training schools of the state, accord
ing to a report just issued by the
state superintendent. This rank is
determined by the grades made by
the students in the state teacher-
training examinations during the year.
The rank of other schools in this part
of the state is as follows:
Mexico, 20; Fulton, 23; Boonville,
49; Centralia, 51; Moberly, 56; Jeffer
son City, 57; Fayette, 60.
Miss Minnie Snellings is the teach
er-training instructor in the Columbia
EXPECT A NORMAL ENROLLMENT
SUES THREE HARTSBURG PEOPLE
Woman ('limns 1,300 Damages Says
She Was Insulted and Injured.
Mrs. Eva Rollins of near Harts-
burg has filed suit for $1,500 damages
against Mrs. Lulu Nichols, Mrs. Mol
ly Nichols and Mrs. Laura Sapp. Mrs.
Rollins claims that the three women
came in the field where she was driv
ing a disc cultivator on July 4 and in
sulted her, and that they also fright
ened the horses that she was driving.
Usual Xumber of Advance Registra.
tions ReceiU'd at 31. U.
All indications arc that the Univer
sity of Missouri will have an average
enrollment next fall. The advice of
government and military officials that
men below the draft age and those not
actually called to arms should serve
by continuing their education Is ap
parently having its effect. The reg
istrar of the University is now receiv
ing advance registrations for the reg
ular session, which begins September
it more convenient for Columbia trav
elers and have caused the service to
be more" efficient. This schedule will
be permanently adopted.
The times of the train formerly ar
riving at 3:15 a. m. and leaving at
5:15 a. m. remain unchanged. Trains
which arrived at 8:10 a. m. and 1:20
p. m. now come at 8:20 a. m. and 1:50
p. m.. Those which left at 1:05 p. m.
and 2:20 p. m. now leave at 12:35 p.
m. and 2:35 p. m. The train leaving
at 9:40 p. m. remains unchanged. The
train which formerly arrived at 4 p. m.
will now arrive at 4:05 p. m.
The schedules of the regular trains
at McBaine have been changed to ac
cord "with these changes.
at St. Louis Shun.
Edward L. Keyes, a printer of the
Herald-Statesman Publishing Cora
I any, owns one of the two pens of
Yellow Carneaux pigeons west of the
The birds are of light buff and
weigh from 1J4 to lfj pounds each.
They are long birds with a very large
breast. Mr. Keyes says that they are
more profitable than the homer pig
eon, because they are just as prolific
and produce larger squabs.
At the St. Louis Pigeon Fanciers'
Society Show held last fall the Yel
low Carneaux pigeons won two first
prizes, one third prize and one spe
HOME GUARDS FOR CAPITAL
fleeting Here Saturday To Organize
Jefferson City organized four com
panies of home guards Monday night
with about 75 men to each company.
Claud L. Clark was chosen temporary
major of the battalion.
A meeting of the Boone County
Council of Defense will be held here
Saturday afternoon to make plans for.
Columbia's home guard.
Burial of Murray Jones Today.
Murray Jones, 11-year-old daughter
of the late William Jones, who was
drowned in Perche Creek yesterday,
was buried at 2 o'clock this after
noon in the Bethlehem Cemetery,
northwest of Columbia.
University Men on Fishing Trip.
Trof. D. G. Stine of the School of
Medicine and F .P. Johnson, profes
sor of anatomy at the University, left
i today for a two weeks' fishing trip In
Dr. W. ('. Curtis Father Seriously 111.
Winthrop C .Curtis, father of Prof.
W. C. Curtis, was operated on at
Parker Memorial Hospital yesterday
Real Estate Sales Today.
Charles P. .Martin sold a lot in Ash
land today to H. J. Sapp for $500. M
17, and the normal number of inaui- D. Brown sold a nlot of 87 acres one afternoon. His condition Is serious,
ries is coming in from prospective stu- mile north of Browns today to D. B.
dents. McCauley for $6,090. Two lots in
Centralia were sold today by Stock-
MRS. KXOTT OIL IXSPECTOR
Governor Appoints Widow to Office
Until August 1C
.Mrs. John A. Knott was appointed
yesterday by Governor Gardner to fill
the unPYnirpd form nf hor Yinchonri
causing them to run away and throw jlhc ,atc John A Knott who M
3h Aas 1 oil inspector. Mr. Knott's term would,
ShC Says thatii..,vf ovnirnl Anm.cl tc nr,H nmo. n
her into a ditch. Her
sprained and fractured
it is permanently injured. The case
will come up in the October term of
the Circuit Court.
ton Fountain to Gordon Brown
LOAX ASSOCIATION ELECTS
Ship With COO Mounded Goes Ashore.
l!y L'nlteil Pro-
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, August 1.
A hospital ship from England with
nearly 600 wounded or sick Canadian
troops went ashore near Shebucto
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
I.dST: Toil.iy, a fob with koM I'M Heta
K.iiiJi.i key, 11.1 me -iiarjeU. Uejvunl If
returned to Iioliert Lee Itamsay at 1320
l'OIS ISKXT: Smnli moilern luiniMlnw.
fiirnlalieil or unfurnNheil, 1B l!u. 12ss
Red Cross Unit for Sturgeon.
Mrs. W. P. Dysart and Mrs. Mar
shall Gordon went to Sturgeon today
S. F. Conley Elected President At a
The Boone National Saving and
Loan Association held its annual elec
tion of officers yesterday. The fol
lowing directors were elected: S. F. 'to organize a Red Cross unit there.
Conley. L. M. Defoe. J. C. Jones. Mar
shall Gordon, C. O. Selders, S. M. Ste
vinson and W. S. St. Clair. The new
officers arc: President, S. F. Con
ley; vice-president. L. M. Defoe; sec
retary, W. S. St. Clair; treasurer, S.
C. Hunt; attorneys, McBaine & Clark.
The loan committee is composed of
S. F. Conley. L. M. Defoe and W. S. St.
Gray of Sturgeon, the newly-appointed i "rau uulslue lne naruor' nere waa
insnertnr will t-.v-o ,.h,r tw I she 1S resting easily and the sea is
date. The office will then be moved,
from Hannibal to Jefferson City. Mr.1
! L?IIAi T i AAm tfAf 4s ?A.1 VAK A AM ..
The State Board of Agriculture is
issuing licenses to" the commercial
seed concerns. The board makes
specific requirements to prevent adul
teration. The Boone County Milling
Company has received a license.
Knott committed suicide at his home
in Hannibal last week.
Colored Rye Glasses and
25c to $2.50
AX AMERICAN STEAMER SUXK
Admiralty Announce Standard Oil Co.
Ship Torpedoed by Submarine.
ISy I'nited Press
LONDON, August 1. The American
steamer Motano was torpedoed and
sunk by a submarine yesterday, the
Admiralty announced today. Twenty-
two survivors were landed. The Mo
tano was a steel screw three-masted
ship of 2,730 tons, belonging to the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey.
I. W. W. AGITATOR LYNCHED
PARALYSIS MENACE OYER HhltK
Three Columbia Cases on Way In
The three local cases of infantile
paralysis are on the way to recovery.
One of the patients has gone to her
home and the other two are almost
well. There is now no danrpr nf t
Frank Little Hanged By Neck, With
Warning on Clothes.
n.v T'nlted Pre
BUTTE, .Mont.. August 1. Frank
Little, I. W. W. agitator, who was re
cently deported from Arizona and who
has been agitating a strike here and
urging defiance of the government,
was found hanging by the neck from a
trestle early today with the old "vigi
lante" warning "2-7-77' pinned to his
night clothes. He had been taken
from his bed and lynched by unknown
Little was an executive board mem
ber of the I. w. W. and righthand man
of W. D. Haywood, head of the organ
ization. The warning ninnpd tn hu
clothing means "more to come if you
do not get out."
Will Head Nebraska Pig Club.
W J. Loefell of St. Louis, who was
graduated from the College of Agri
culture last June, was in Columbia
yesterday. .Air. Loefell has accepted
a position with the United States gov
ernment. He will he head of the Ne
braska Pig Club and his headquarters
will be some where in that state. He
will receive a salary of $1,500 a year.
Mr. Loefell was student assistant in
the College of Agriculture last year.
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MM NTS STRICTER CENSORSHIP
Stories Rate Slipped Through British
Censors Concerning Our Troops-,
tly United Prei
WASHINGTON. August 1. The
United States has asked England and
France to be more strict with their
censorship so far as it concerns Amer
ican military movements. This re
quest is the result of several stories
having slipped through the British
disease spreading in the community.
according to Dr a w -. . .. " " a"',J,tu "irougn the British
reau " """ iruops crossing the
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
03c Cleanser, 0 cans i.',c
30c Coffee, only o,-)(.
05c Toilel Paper, fi rolls. .25c
10c .Mustard Sardines, 3 cans 23c
17J2C SiinMst Prunes, lb.. liHc
40c Mixed Cakes, 11, 0e
Mce Cabbage, lb 03c
10c Layton B. Powders, 2
25c Pork and Beans, can .20c
Splendid Jelly, glass, onlj 10c
Fresh Graham Crackers, lb..0c
25c Hran.Eata Biscuit .20c
Sweet Pickles dozen 10c
Schotten's Raking Powder,
can, only . jnc
Try Cotesnet Instead of
lard, Jh, only
10c Oil Sardines, 3 cans...
10c Fairy Soap, 3 bars
3.c Preserves, jar
Fancy Bulk Peanut Butter,
Cream of Rice, pkg only.l3e
07c .Matches box 03c
THE EYES OF THE COMMUNITY
Are On Those Special Summer Features of
THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
"A Paper for the Community'"
The Missourian staff has gone to considerable pains and ex
pense this summer in adding features calculated to alleviate the
monotony of the hot days.
The Pictorial Review, published weekly-each Tuesday-has been
a diversion to many readers in Columbia and Boone county, in showing them
at work and at play as others see them. Then, too, this feature pag iTs
served to bring , an attractive way, before the public, certain hot weather
picnic and vacation specialties, offered by Columbia merchants.
The Automobile Page, published each Thursday, is full of live local
motor news and ads relating to this great field.
the WarhN,CWS,S;rVCfdu0y0U b tclcaPh kPS you in touch with
he most epochal period of the world's history. You don't have to wade
through columns of type-matter to get the real gist of the day's news Have
you noticed, also, how many times you have picked up your city morning
paper and have exclaimed, "Why, the Missourian had this story lastnYngr
That the Missourian is advancing steadily is shown by the fact that the
hine lW6JTl Whrd a nCt ain f m incheS of advertising ove
June, 1916. July 1917, has measured a gain of 300 inches over Julyf 1916
The summer circulation of the Missourian has recorded a gain of 33 per ceni
over that of last summer and no falling off from the winter montos