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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN, WEDNESDAY EVENING, UfiUST 29, 1917.
THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
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OUR "SAMMIES" IX FRANCE
France is amazed at the order and
cleanliness of the American troops
who are now in France. The people
admire their new allies, but their
thirst for water and the energy with
which the soldiers are taking hold of
things brings ever increasing wonder
to the French people.
The "Sammies" have made a little
bit of America out of their camp, and
they have only been there a very
bhort time. The men are full of
American spirit and have plenty of
praise for the French people. The
lack of suflicient quarters has had no
bad effect on the Americans, for they
hiijre taken to the hillside without hes
itation and have made themselves
comfortable under adverse conditions.
They filter their uncertain pure water
without a murmur, much to the
amazement of the wine-drinking peo
ple of France. They have cleaned the
entire surrounding district until it
is a neat garden in appearance. The
men are also showing a great desire
for cleanliness of body, for they take
many baths, much to the bewilder
ment of the populace of their district.
The sunny side of life has not been
omitted from the American life in
France, for the soldiers have many
mascots with them, and when not at
work the soldiers may be found in
groups where a few of the more tal
ented are singing some popular song.
It is a clean life that our boys are
living in France and every move is
marked by the co-operation of all.
Let us hope that all of our troops
who are sent to do their part in
Europe may keep up the good record
set by the first "Sammies" to reach
the scene of conflict.
should be allowed to form a state with
political and economic freedom.
The territory occupied by the
southern Slavs is important politically
and geographically, because upon it
will probably depend the peace of
Europe) "Will the Slavs with demo
cratic tendencies and capacity for
progress be given a national existence,
or will they continue to be held in
subjection, thereby stifling all hope
Miss Genevieve Seley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Seley, was married
this morning at 9 o'clock at the Sa
cred Heart Catholic Church to Joseph
H. Spurgeon of City Point, Va. The
high altar was banked with palms
and pink and white asters, and tall
wax candles shed a soft glow over the
party as- they knelt for the wedding
The bride wore a gown of white
tulle, with a long court train of
satin. Her veil was held in soft
folds around her head by a wreath of
orange blossoms, and she carried a
shower bouquet of lilies of the valley
and bride roses. The maid of honor.
Miss .Van Allen, was dressed in yel
lov tulle and taffeta, and she cariied
an arm bouquet of yellow roses. Miss
Amalia Huether, the bridesmaid, wore
silk net over pale green and carried
! Taft roses. Little Jane Dewey, the
(lower girl, wore a lingerie frock
with a large pink sash and carried a
gold basket tied with tulle.
After the ceremony, a large recep
tion was held at the home of the
bride. The house was decorated in
smilax, ferns and golden glow. After
all the guests had arrived, the bride
cut the wedding cake, which contained
all the mystic symbols; then she
tossed her bouquet high in the air,
and Miss Ethel Uemley became its
After a wedding journey to Ann Ar
bor, Mich., and points in the East,
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon will go to City
Point, Va., where they will be at home
after September 2S.
BALLOON H OUTER
Sergeant Boyau Has 10 Ger
man Planes and "Sausages"
to His Credit.
SERVED SINCE 1915
Camouflage is a new word which
has come into our language along
with many other new words because
of the war. The French are respon
sible for this new word, which means
the disguising of batteries, piles of
ammunition, cannon, depots and oth
er war materials, so that they will
blend with the landscape and be in
visible to aviators. This disguise ap
plies to the soldiers also. The Brit
ish and French sharpshooters paint
their hands and faces to resemble
their hiding places. A sharpshooter
concealed in a tree looks so much like
it that it is impossible to distinguish
him at a few yards' distance.
Some of America's leading artists
have joined a battalion of camouflage.
This battalion will be divided into
companies for each field division of
the American army. It is estimated
that many men were lost at the be
ginning of the war because of a lack
of concealment on the part of the
British and French soldiers. White
kid gloves, bright swords and helmets
proved to be good targets for snipers
and sharpshooters. Camouflage was
not developed at that time, but at the
present time concealment means
Mr. and Mrs. Basil Gauntlett are
visiting Mrs. Gauntlett's mother, Mrs.
H. O. Hudson, in .Montgomery XJity.
Mrs. Gauntlett will remain several
days there and Mr. Gauntlett will go
to Chicago on business for a few
-Miss Lena Hoberecht, who has been
spending two weeks visiting in St.
Louis, returned this afternoon to her
home, 400 South Fifth street.
Mrs. J. H. Laughlin entertained
yesterday at her home on Walnut
street. Mrs. B. M. Anderson, Mrs.
Kate Horine, Mrs. W. J. Dent. Mrs.
Laura Evans and Mrs. W. B. Nowell
were the guests.
THE SOUTHERN SLAVS
Very little reaches the outside
world as to what is happening in Ser
bia, except such as the Central Pow
ers choose to Issue. No neutral is
permitted to visit the country unless
he be a paid agent of the Germans
The Sword has stifled the voice, yet
the southern Slavs have not aban
doned hopes of one day being able to
join hands to form a free Slavonic na
tion. The sole barrier to this realiza
tion is that they are artificially sepa
rated by force.
Those few Serbians who still exist
hail the Russian revolution . with
hope and promise. The Serbs, Croats
and Slavonians believe that they
Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey Walker
have as their guests at their home on
Rosemary lane, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Smith of Webster Groves.
Miss Martha Shockley has as her
guest Miss Helen Jacobs of Salisbury1.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Longnecker mo
tored to Jefferson City yesterday after
spending several days with, Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Cunningham, on College
Miss Mayne Simmons of Boonville
is the guest of Miss Cecil Stone at
her home on Rosemary lane.
Miss Olivia Carter and .Miss India
Johnson are the guests of .Mrs. E. S.
WAR AFFECTS ARKANSAS TEAM
Razorliarks' Coach, Hoiu-icr, Experts
a Formidable Elcicn.
By United Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 29.
Although the Razorback football team
this fall will be shot full of holes from
enlistment of nearly all the veteran
members of the squad of last season,
Captain Gene Davidson of Forth Smith
is. confident that the Arkansas aggre
gation will be one of the most for
midable teams in the conference when
the gridiron battles start this fall. In
a letter to friends here, Davidson
says that he will soon be back to check
up on the early "dope" and prepare
for practice, which will start soon
after school opens.
Stansberry, Harding, Zoll and others
of the 1916 squad who would have
been back this fall, have all enlisted.
Davidson has some good material from
freshman teams, however, that he in
tends to make use of. Nearly all mem
bers of last year's freshman squad are
expected back. Freshmen entering
school this fall will be eligible to play,
it is now believed.
The Razorbacks schedule includes
Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana. Henry
Kendall College of Tulsa, Okla., last
year's Southwestern Championship ag
gregation, the Rolla School of Mines,
and some open dates.
War Hero Is One of Great
est of Numerous French
Champions in Service.
(By Henry Wood, United Press Staff
WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES,
Aug. S (by mail). Sergeant Boyau,
former Rugby football player and
champion of France, who has just at
tained the rank of an "ace" by bring
ing down his fifth German airplane,
has the added distinction of being the
foremost "sausage specialist" of the
French aviation corps.
Boyau has the same number of
"sausages," or German observation
balloons, to his credit as he has aero
planes. To the superficial observer,
the winging of a huge, stationary
and defenseless "sausage" would ap
pear like a simple task in compari
son with that of triumphing over a
fast-Hying aeroplane, armed with ma
chine guns and manned by a daring
aviator full of fight. In reality the
"sausage" is the bigger and harder
game of the two.
Hunting the "Sausage."
In the first place, "sausages" are
only sent up miles behind the enemy's
lines. Any attack against them means
a long flight into enemy territory and
a battle above the enemy's lines.
"Sausages" only mount to an altitude
of several hundred feet, and the at
tack must therefore take place within
close range of all the enemy's aircraft
batteries that constitute the principal
defense of an observation balloon.
The "sausages" again are attached
to the earth by thin wire cables that
are invisible to the attacking aviator.
If he flies into one of these an aerial
smashup of the most dangerous type
occurs. The efficacy of these cables
in keeping off aviators is demon
strated by the fact that one of the
principal aerial defenses of the Krupp
factories at Essen consists precisely
of a large number of unoccupied
"sausages" flown at a great height so
that aviators seeking to bomb the
Krupps are almost certain to fly into
one of the steel anchoring cables.
Boyau. who now has five "sausages"
to his credit, only succeeded in get
ting into the aviation service during
the latter part of 1916 after two years
in the trenches. During December of
last year he distinguished himself by
a number of daring attacks over Ver
dun, but only succeeded in bringing
down his-first Boche in March of
A few days later he successfully
bombed some hangars -far behind the
German lines. It was on this trip
that Boyau conceived a method for
attacking "sausages" and at once
planned his career as a "sausage spe
cialist." He successfully destroyed
'the first one he attacked,, the balloon
dropping' in flames, and then headed
immediately for a second one. This
he missed, but the "sausage" observer
was so badly frightened that he
leaped from the observation car in
On June 3 he brought down another
"sausage." During the attack his
motor went wrong and he was
obliged to alight in the enemy's lines
for repairs. The repairs were effect
ed under the full fire of all the anti
aircraft machine guns in the vicinity,
Boyau retaking the air and crossing
back into the French lines at an alti
tude of only 400 feet under a terrific
German bombardment. He received
the Medaille Militaire for this.
June 24 witnessed the death of an
other "sausage," but in returning
from the funeral Boyau found himself
in the midst of five Boche airplanes.
He brought down one, succeeded in
disengaging another French airplane
that had been surrounded by Boches
and got back safely to the French
lines. Boyau brought down his fifth
airplane over Nancy on July 13, after
still more successful "sausage" at
He is one of a whole series of
French Sport champions, including
Carpentier, Decoin. the Olympic
swimmer, and Lapize, the cyclist, who
have made wonderful records in
NEW PARKING ZONE OUTLINED
Father and Son Serve Together.
By United Press
LIBERTY, Mo., Aug. 29. War is not
going to separate Clayton E. Potter of
Excelsior Springs from his son Ray
mond. Father and son are both mem
bers of Company H, Third .Missouri
Regiment. It is believed this is the
only instance in the country where
father and son are serving in the same
White Lines on Broadway Show Where
Car May Be LefU
When Columbia motorists arrived
on Broadway this morning they no
ticed two white lines painted on the
brick pavement from Eighth to Ninth
streets. Standing in the middle of
the street, between the two painted
lines, was Policeman Charles Mitch
ell. He explained to motorists that
the white line3 were put on the street
to carry out the ordinance passed by
the City Council last week, which
requires that all motor cars be
parked in the middle of the street,
thus keeping a space on either side
of the street for traffic.
Mitchell was reinstated to take
charge of this work, and will be on
the force for at least one month start
ing today. He found Columbians very
willing to abide by the new ordinance
and all day there was -a line of neatly
parked motor cars in the middle of
Owing to the fact that the painters
employed by the Council ran out of
white paint last night, it was impos
sible to fix the parking zone east to
Hit street as it was originally intend
ed. This will be done tonight, and as
soon as the Boone County National
Bank is finished the zone will be con
tinued south to Seventh street.
schools will be thoroughly Investi
gated, and particularly the methods
of education and the qualifications of
the teachers employed.
TO MAKE RURAL SCHOOL SURVEY
Columbia Man Secretary of Commit
tee Directing Work.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., August 29.
Final arrangements were made
yesterday for a survey of the rural
schools of Missouri, a task never be
fore undertaken. The cost will be
paid by the State Teachers' Associa
tion. The committee to direct the
work is composed of:
Uel W. Lamkin, state supjerintend
ent of public schools; Judge W. K.
James, member of the Legislature
from Andrew County; P. P. Lewis,
president of the State Board of Agri
culture; Prof. George Melchor of the
Kansas City public schools; C. E.
Burton, county superintenent of
Wayne County, and .Herbert Pryor,
superintendent of the public schools
of Mexico. A. G. Capps, principal of
the Columbia High School, was elect
ed secretary of the committee. Work
will start at once. There are about
9,000 schools to be examined.
Everything pertaining .to rural
LAW REQUIRES WEED CUTTING
Property Must He Kept "Fret' From
The City Council passed an ordi
nance June 16, 1916 creating a Board
of Health and authorizing the Mayor
to appoint a sanitary inspector. N. H,
Hickman, who holds that office, has
reported that weeds are growing up
ranidlv on many Columbia lots. Below
are the provisions of the city ordi
nances dealing with weeds':
Article V, Section 1. It shall be
the duty of every property owner,
occupant or agent in charge of
any lot in the city of Columbia to
keep such premises froo from ob
noxious growth of weeds which
may endanger the health of resi
dents in the vicinity.
Article IX, Section 9. Any per
son, firm or corporation violat
ing any of the provisions of this
ordinance shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor and upon con
viction shall be punished by a
fine of not less than $5 and not
more than $100, or by imprison
ment in the city jail of not more
than 30 days, or by both such fine
and imprisonment at the discre
tion of the court.
Article I, Section 7. The Board
of Health is hereby empowered to
adopt and enforce such rules and
regulations and print such litera
ture and notices as may be nec
essary for the better enforcement
of the santiary ordinances of the
City of Columbia.
The members of the Board of Health
are Dr. A. W. Kampschmldt, Dr. J. E.
Jordan, and Dr. W. A. Norris;' Coun
cilmen J. E. Barnett, A. E. Rothwell
and E. B. McDonnell, Sanitary Inspec
tor N. II. Hickman, cx-officio member.
BABY BORN ON TRAIN
WILL FIX PRICE OF COPPER
Action by President Exepctt-d Within
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. Copper
prices will be fixed by President Wil
son within a week. Eugene Meyer,
Jr., of New York City, is slated to be
"director of copper, zinc and lead,"
serving under B. M. Baruch.
The copper price is expected to be
around 20 cents a pound.
Foreign Woman Becomes Mother of
Son In 'Pullman Coach.
By -United Tress
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 29. A baby boy
was born to a foreign woman on a
Burlington passenger train between
Mexico, Mo., and St. Louis early today.
The woman could not speak English,
but indicated that her name was Mrs.
Tom Kuz and that she was on her way
to Madison, 111., to join her husband.
When she became ill at Mexico, Mrs.
Kuz wa3 transferred from a chair car
to a Pullman, where physicians gave
medical attention. Both mother
and child are resting easily at City
PROF. COURSAULT CHAIRMAy
Elected Temporary Head of the School
Prof. J. H. Coursault has been
elected chairman of the School of
Education for the coming school year.
The Board of Curators decided not to
elect a permanent dean of the school
Professor Coursault will fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
Dean W. W. Charters to accept a po
sition with the University of Illinois.
Sept. 22nd to 29tH
Ask the agent about it
Vacations and the
The man who' counsels against taking a
vacation this summer because this country is at war
Not only is it stupid policy to curtail nor
mal circulation of money throughout the country,
but far more stupid it is to jeopardize our citizen
health and happiness.
We shall need every ounce of vitality we
possess to carry the burdens we have assumed. Rest,
recreation, and recuperation are important in main
taining our individual and national stamina. Our
man-power and woman-power is going to be
pushed to the utmost, and it is just as patriotic to.
safeguard health as it is to safeguard liberty.
Vacation trip's also stimulate the vitality of'
commerce and industry and help foster prosperity.
This is particularly true now that foreign shores are
closed to tourists.
Secretary of the Interior Lane says: "It is
even more important now than in times of peace that
that the health and vitality of the nation's citizen
ship be conserved."
There promises to be no lapse in thevaca-
tion habit. The Chicago Tribune.