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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1917. TEN PAGES
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LOAN BAi STARTED
Five Boone County Men De
sire to Join Farm Asso
NEW LAW EXPLAINED
Myron A. Waterman, Leader
in Organization Work,
Steps were taken yesterday after
noon at a meeting at the Courthouse
to form a local land bank to take ad
vantage of the Federal Farm Loan
Law -which was enacted last year.
Five men signed up as willing to join
such an association and to get others
to join. Myron A. Waterman of Kan
sas City, Kan., special assistant in
charge of organization of the Federal
Farm Bureau, was in charge of the
meeting and told how such a bank
should be formed.
Mr. Waterman, who has organized
more than twenty-five such local
banks for the Federal Government,
explained that at least ten men were
necessary to form a local bank. These
men elected a president, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer and
th'ree men who will appraise the prop
erty of all who desire loans.
All men who desire loans must be
come stockholders in the local asso
ciation to the extent of 5 per cena. of
the amount of their loan. The loans
cannot exceed 50 per cent of the val
uation of the land and not more than
20 per cent of the insured valuation
of other property. The appraisement
of the local committee, of three is
passed on by a Goernment appraiser.
The money thus obtained can be used
for improvement of property, buying
of more land, purchase of cattle and
the like. The rate of interest cannot
be higher than G per cent.
Boone County in Sixth District.
"The low rate of interest is not the
only advantage to the farmer." Mr.
Waterman explained. "If the loan is
for forty years the farmer pays the
interest and a part of the principal
and at the end of that time the inter
est Is not only paid, but the principal
Boone County is in the sixth district
and the Federal Farm Loan Bank for,
this district is at St. Louis. This
bank, as do the eleven other district
banks, receives $750,000 from the
Government for farm loans.
The 5 per cent of stock which every
borrower must take out in the local
association is transferred to the dis
trict bank. The district bank issues
mortgages on the farm property bear
ing 4 or 4 per cent and the money
from these is lent to the farmers.
Bank Will Pay Dividends.
At first the officers of the local bank
may have to serve without pay or
their pay may be pro rated among
the members of the association. After
the bank is established it will pay div
idends, according to Mr. Waterman.
The five men who signified their
willingness to form the local associa
tion will, go out among their neigh
bors and get others to join the move
ment. A meeting will be called of
these men and later a general call
will be given to all who wish to join.
Either Mr. Waterman or some other
representative of the federal bureau
will be here when the actual organiza
tion is effected. Mr. Waterman said
last night that after the initial bank
was started in this section that many
more banks would probably be formed
in this part of the country.
MISS BABB WINS SCHOLARSHIP
Stephens College Awards Honor for
Highest Ranking Graduate
Miss Marian Babb, daughter of J.
G. Babb, secretary of the University,
has been awarded the Stephens Col
lege Scholarship, given to the high
est ranking graduate from that col
lege each year to students ready to
enter the university. The scholarship
is in the University of Missouri and
is for one year. Miss Babb has been
in Stephens College four years and
during that time has ranked first in
her class in scholarship. Miss Babb
enter3 the University as a Junior.
3 MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
airs. 3L S. Mchols Sister of County
Assessor Sapp, to Wed.
Three marriage licenses were is
sued jesterday by County Recorder
John L. Henry. They were: Efton Y.
Barnes, 27 years old, Ashland, to
Miss Sarah V. Nicholson, IS, Steph
ens; Newman P. Nichols, 20, Colum
bia R, F. D. 1, to Miss Lorena Bea.
IS, Columbia R. F. D. 2; Jaspar N.
Sapp, over 21, Ashland, to Mrs. M. S.
Nichols, over 18, Ashland. Mrs. Nich
ols is the sister of County Assesor P.
Student Senate to Meet Tomorrow.
L. R. Fuller, president of the Stu
dent Senate, issued a call yesterday
afternoon for a meeting of the senate
at the Missouri Union Building for i
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The
meeting is for the purpose of organi
zation and planning work for the
COAL FOR SHALL CONSUMERS
Fnel Administration Has Plan for
Meeting Their Needs.
By Associated Press
CLEVELAND, O., Sjept 15. Plans
for taking care of the'small consum
ers' coal needs by requisitioning so
called spot coal at the mines and con
ducting its sale through local dealers
at the Government fixed prices were
disclosed tonight by Dr. H. A. Gar
field, fuel administrator.
The first move under this arrange
ment. Doctor Garfield explained, will
be to ascertain from the state fuel ad
ministrators, soon to be named, the
exact requirements of each state
above the amounts that have been
contracted for. These will be as
sembled and the total supply require--ment
will be apportioned among the
country's mines. Buyers will be re
quired to trim their contracts enough
to enable them to supply the neces
sary amount of "spot coal."
Germany and Austria Pro
claim Joint Control By
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 15. Germany and
Austria have proclaimed the creation
of a regency to govern Poland, the
two nations retaining Joint control of
foreign fronts through part occupa
tion and have certain other powers of
government not yet made clear. Mil
itary activities on most of the fronts
seem at a minimum for this season,
when active operations are still pos
sible virtually everywhere in the field
Rome's official statement, while re
porting a reoccupation of the Italian
points on the Bain Sizza Plateau,
does not mention particularly the
fight for Monte San Gabriele, which
height was reported Friday In diplo
matic dispatches to Washington to
have been captured.
On the entire Belgium front, the
only action reported were minor
thrusts at the lines near Verdun,
where Paris reported the French suc
cessful in regaining most of the
trenches which the Germans pene
trated north of ouries on Friday.
On the Riga front the Russians are
still on the aggressive and their war
office reports advances, wnich result
ed in the occupation of several towns.
Quiet on Canadian Front.
By Asso-!-ted Tress
CANADIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
FRANCE, Sept. 15. There have been
no infantry engagements on the
Canadian front during the past few
days. The enemy has apparently
given up patrolling and In the chaos
of wrecked houses, which reminds
one of "No Man's Land," have ceased
active operations on the greater part
of the Canadian front. Retaliation
for the recent projection of gas into
Lens was not swift, but when it came
it was vigorous and direct. Friday
afternoon the German trench mortars
opened fire on the Canadian line to
the west of Lens, where the enemy
perhaps believed the gas projectors
were located. The mortars kept on
bombarding th point for several hours.
In response our artillery put a bar
rage on the German line and silenced
their trench mortars, but the follow
ing artillery duel continued for sev
eral hours into the night. The only
reasonable .explanation of the enemy's
marked activity at this time is that
his losses from Canadian gas attacks
have been so severe that even at very
great cost he is determined to search
out that part of the line from which
he believes the attack came in the
hope of destroying the projectors.
British Attack Near St. Jnllen.
By Associated Press
BERLIN, Sept. 15. Artillery pre
paration which attained drum fire in
tensity this morning on the battlefront
In Flanders was followed by a British
attack on German positions near St
Julien, the German staff reported to
day. The attackers were frustrated by
a German counter-attack and a num
ber of Englishmen were taken prison
WILL HASTEN INSURANCE TOTE
Wilson Wants Soldiers' Benefit Bill
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. Plans to
expedite passage by the Senate of
the Soldiers' and Sailors' Insurance
BUI were completed today after"
Senator Martin, Democratic leader,
received a communication from Presi
dent Wilson urging its enactment be
fore adjournment. Arrangements were
made, to speed up the final vote on
the bill, leaders determining to resort
to cloture, if necessary.
TOTES BIGGE'ST WAR CREDIT
Senate Passes Measure Appropriating
Nearly 12 BiUIons.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. The War
Credits Bill authorizing new Dona3 ana
.prlficates accrediting $11,538,000,000
and the largest measure of the kind In
the world's history, was passed by the
Senate late today without roll call or
a dissenting vote.- It has already
passed the House.
CLOSE TAB ON ILL
Daily Reports Sent to U. S,
Authorities 1 Per Cent
Tax on Wheat.
SUPPLY HERE. SHORT
Columbia Stock Will Not
Be Bothered, Says W. T.
"Everything we do at the mill Is
under government supervision," said
William T. Andersont president of the
Boone County Milling Company, this
morning in explaining the changes
brought about by the Food Control
Bill. "Each 'day we make a detailed
report of our wheat purchases and all
our sales. These reports are sent to
the government authorities each
According to Mr. Anderson, the well
regulated method of bookkeeping at
the mill has not made the additional
work much of a burden. The main
burden imposed by the control of the
wheat crop Is the 1 per cent tax which
must be paid to the government on
each bushel of wheat purchased. The
money is used by the government In
paying the expenses of supervision.
This means that 2 cents a bushel must
be paid on wheat bought at $2 a
bushel, increasing with the grade and
price of the wheat
"As long as wc do not have enough
wheat to supply our own market the
government will not bother our sup
ply," Mr. Anderson continued. "It is
only where one mill has more than
enough wheat and another locality is
short that the government steps in
and orders a redistribution of the sup
ply. The government then pays the
mill for the wheat at the set price,
charging the mill receiving It the
ksame amount. We will not have any
thing like enough wheat to supply
our own needs and the government
has told me that I can keep all my
The Boone County Milling Company
purchased more than 2,000 bushels of
various grades of wheat this week.
making a total of 45,514 bushels
bought so far this year. Last year
75,000 bushels was the total amount
purchased. With the buying season
near an end, Mr. Anderson says he
does not expect to secure more than
6,000 more bushels, this year.
A large portion of the wheat on the
local market Is of a poor variety,
causing considerable loss in milling.
A good deal of the grain has become
damp, which means It Is practically
worthless for flour. "But it is hard
to tell some of the farmers that their
wheat Is not first-class," said one of
the mill employes. "They all think
they ought to get the best prices.
whether their wheat is damp or full
CONTICTS TO WORK ON ROAD
May Be Used for Improving Old Trails
Montgomery County is the first
county to ask for convicts to work on
the roads. The men will be employed
on the Old Trails Road across the
"Mineola Hills. About fifty men will
be used. The county will pay the
state $1.25 a day for the labor of each
PRICE ON U. S. SOLDIER'S HEAD
Germans Offer 400 Marks For First
One Killed or Captured.
By Associated Press
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN
FRANCE, Sept. 15. German generals,
commanding the reserve divisions of
the army recently put a price of 400
marks on the first American soldier
brought dead or alive into their line
UNION SHIP WORKERS STRIKE
Higher Fay and Closed Shops Asked
By The Men.
By Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore, Sept. 15. Union
employers at wooden ship yards in
Portland, Vancouver, St. Helen, Ore.,
and Astoria, Ore., struck today tor
higher pay and closed shops. It is
indicated that 2,000 men laid down
their tools In the yards.
Hospital Unit Not Called Out.
John Nowell and Will E. Smith, who
have been in St. Louis awaiting a call
to report with the St. Louis Base
Hospital Unit, returned to Columbia
yesterday for a visit. They say they
cannot tell when the unit will be
called for service.
Accused of Writing Worthless Check
A charge made under a npw law of
writing a check without having funds
In, the bank was made yesterday
against Bryan Blythe, a farmer, who
lives near Hartsburg. The check, it Is
alleged, was given in Jefferson City.
Tnvern Dining Room Opens Tonight.
The dining room of the Daniel Boone
6 o'clock tonight as all of the tables
hae arrived and all of the decorating
lias been finshed. While the dining
room was being finished the guests
have been eating in the Coffee Shop.
SWEDEN AWARE OE
Foreign Minister Declares
Steps Will Be Taken to
Put Matter Right.
NO MORE MESSAGES
Nature of Communications
Unknown to Government,
By Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 15. Sweden
realizes the seriousness of the situa
tion created by the recent disclosures
at Washington regarding the transmis
sion of German dispatches and expects
to take all steps possible to put mat
ters right. Foreign Minister Lindman
told the Associated Press during an
informal talk tonight.
All transmission of German dis
patches had been stopped, he said,
and Germany had been asked for an
explanation of the abuse of ,the
privilege formerly extended. In 'the
course of his discussion of the affair,
Admiral Lindman brought out the fol
First, that the Swedish government
was not taking the affair lightly but
realized fully the serious aspect of the
situation ana inteded to do everything
possible to settle the problem.
Stops Sending Germany's Messages.
Second, that ithe transmission of dis
patches on the behalf of Germany had
been stopped absolutely from the mo
ment when the disclosures were
brought to the foreign minister's at
tention, and would under no circum
stances be resumed.
Third, that had the Swedish govern
ment the slightest Idea of the nature
of the dispatches which the German
government was transmitting, the
messages would never have been trans
Fourth, that strong representations
had been addressed to the German
government on the abuse of this
practice, accompanied by a request
for explanation, to which, however, no
reply had been received. Admiral
Lindman during the entire conversa
tion seemed imbued with the desire
to see the situation cleared up fully.
lapd completely on a basis satisfactory
io me united mates and swMcn and
in a way to permit the continuance
of the most friendly relations with
the American government and people.
Country Wishes To Be Neutral.
The foreign minister has as yet
been unable to explain the exact
circumstances under which the prac
tice of transmitting dispatches in code
for Germany had come Into being as
it was an inheritance from the ad
ministration of his predecessors. He
had ordered a rigid investigation with
in his department as to the origin of
the system, he said. He added:
"This country wishes to maintain
a perfectly neutral attitude and has
the strongest determination to re
main perfectly neutral. If blame can
be thrown upon us for having trans
mitted such telegrams ,it cannot be
for lack of good faith and the sincere
desire to continue neutral."
U. S. SUBJLVRINE SINKS IX PORT
'o Loss of Life In Accident To Sub
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. A United
States sumarine sank at her dock at
an Atlantic port yesterday morning,
the Navy Department announced to
night, but there was no Jgss of life.
The cause has not yet been determin
ed. The announcement said that it
was expected that the submersible
would be raised within a few days
when a full investigation will be
made. For military raesons the name
of the submarine and the port were
TAKE GOLD FROM SPANISH BOAT
Ship Ready To Sail When Cntoms
Officials Removed $5M)00.
Uy Associated Press
A GULF PORT, Sept. 15. Customs
officials today removed from a Spanish
steamer approximately $50,000 in gold
coin secreted in a large quantity of
ship stores. The seizure was made a
Mew minutes before the vessel was
scheduled to depart for a Spanish port.
An investigation now Is in progress.
City Jail Again In Use.
The city jail, which has been with
out an inmate since Friday, was oc
cupied" again last night and then for
only two minutes, when Herbert
Huse, a negro, failed to get his cash
bond of $15 as quickly as he might
He was arrested, with two other ne
groes, John Tattle and Herbert Coch
ran, In a raid on a dice game at a
house on North Fifth street. The
other two negroes got bond almost
Miss Christine Spencer Departs.
Miss Christine Spencer left Colum
bia recently to take a position as In
structor In fine ars and applied de
sign at the James Millikln University
In Decatur, 111. Miss Spencer received
her B.S. In EducaUon In 1916. She
is a member of the Kappa Alpha The-
(Iteport Issued Saturday.)
, For Columbia nncl Vicinity: Partly
cloudy w e.it hen Sunday; cooler.
1 Fr Missouri: Partly cloudy- Sunda;
cooler northwest and central portions and
northeast portion Sunday,
i Wrsthcr Conditions.
The general arrangement of atmospheric
pressure throughout the United States M
ilecldedlv representative of the antumn
type. The weather Is cool all along the
northern border from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, and throughout the Itockv Moun
tain region, with frost In Colorado. Utah,
i Nevada, Idaho, eastern Washington, and
I A rilatnrli.inrp la In tti ftnlf nf VaTlfn
apparently moving north toward the
mouth, of the Mississippi Ither; and an
other Ik off the coist of North Carolina.
The latter Is giving rain from Charleston
to New York, over six inches having fall
en during the last 24 hours at ILitteras.
Light to moderate showers have fallen
from western Kansas northward; and
quite a heavy rain fell at New Orleans.
In Coumhla generally fair weather, al
though with some cloudiness, will likely
prevail over Sunday, but there Is a
probability of rain Sunday nl"ht or Mon
day. I Loral Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
Friday was S4 degrees and the lowest
I Friday night was 0C; precipitation 0.00;
j relative humidity 2 p. m. Friday 56 per
temperature was 72 and the lowest 49;
precipitation 000 Inch.
I (Forecast for the week beginning today.)
I For the Plains States and Upper and
, Middle Mississippi Valley: Fair beginning
or tne week, lonoweu ny rain in .orxnwesi
Monday or Tuesday; and Tuesday or
Wednesday In Missouri nnd upper Missis
sippi vallevs, otherwise fair weather will
prevail. Higher temperatures Sunday In
the Northwest and over the district gener
ally on Monday.
MISSOURIAN BEGINS TENTH YEAR
The Missourian begins . Its tenth
year today. It is the second oldest
newspaper In Columbia. Its growth
has been gratifying to those who have
been associated with it. In the num
ber of readers in Columbia, in the
cleanliness and effectiveness of ad
vertisements, in the quality and quan
tity of worth-while local and general
news. In the Independence and fair
ness of its editorial policy, the Mis
sourian leads. It has become an In
stitution which, while serving the best
Interests of all Columbia, advertises
widely the town, the county and the
state. The Missourian's tenth year
promises continued growth and in
creasing public service.
The changed size of type which Is
employed, beginning today, in the
Missourian, while not diminishing
legibility, increases tHe amount of
matter to- thercalumn. The readers
wftl have more matter In the 24 col
umns of the regular Missourian issue
than would ordinarily be found In the
columns of a newspaper 50 per cent
larger with average type.
Ship Reported Shelled Sixty
Five Miles East of
By Associated Press
AN ATLANTIC PORT, Sept. 15. A
British steamship that arrived here
today -reported that early this morning
a wireless S. O. S. call was heard,
stating that the ship, from which the
message came, was being shelled by a
German submarine sixty-five miles
east of Nantuckett light ship.
The name of the ship attacked did
not come clearly, sonly the word
"Abby," presumably the last half of
the name, being caught Additional
information that a submarine was in
the western Atlantic was brought in
by another British liner which arriv
ed here today from an English port
Officers of the liner said they Had
Nbeen instructed to watch out for U
boats when nearing the American
RESERVOIR WORK PROGRESSES
Excavating' Expected to Be Completed
Baring This Week.
Excavating for the new city reser
voir has progressed nicely during the
rfst week. It is expected that all this
work will be completed some time this
week. Work will then be started In
installing the concrete walls and floor.
A feature of the concrete walls will
be their vertical construction whereas
most reservoir walls are constructed
with a slant to lessen the weight of
the water pressure. All of the con
crete work will be reinforced.
UNION TO HOLD OPEJIHOUSE
Athletic Director Meanweil Will Ad-
dress New Students.
The Missouri Union will hold Its
first open house for the new students
of the University at 7:30 o'clock next
Wednesday night Athletic Director
W. E. Meanweil will be the principal
speaker and will talk on the athletic
year at Missouri wun special empnas
1s on the coming football season.
Y. P. B. Elects Officers.
The Y. P. B. elected Miss Edith Hill
press chairman, Virgil Garnett, parlia
mentarian and John Thorn, vice-president,
at a meeting at the Methodist
Church Friday night Plans were
made for a membership campaign.
Miss Lela Windsor will have charge
of getting women to Join and Forrest
Alexander will have charge of the
New Cabinet Is Formed Aft
er a Conferepce That Last
ed All Night.
Personnell of Ministry Will
Be Announced In Petro-
By Associated Press ,
PETROGRAD, Sept. 15. Russia's
political crisis has been solved after
an all-night conference, it was an
nounced today by the Russian official
news agency. A new cabinet has been
formed and its composition will be
made public tomorrow.
Korniloff Under Arrest
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Sept 15. General
Korniloff, leader of the recent rebel
lion against the provisional govern
ment, and General Lokomsky, the
commander of the north front, who
refused to take command of the Rus
sian armies when Korniloff was de
posed, have been arrested.
Korniloff May Be Spared.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD Sept. 15. The ques
tion of the probable fate of General
Korniloff is exciting public opinion.
Indications are that the government
must face serious difficulties over the
A feature of the conflict is the cred
itable actions of those who entertain
bitter feelings against Korniloff and
clamor for vengeance. Having re
established capital punishment in the
army, the government, if it spares the
rebel leader, must face the reproach
that it executed common soldiers for
less serious offenses and it would be
virtually impossible to impose the
death penalty in the future.
Against this are the facts of Gen
eral Kornlloff's brilliant services, his
popularity and the happy circum
stance that there has been no blood
shed so far. There are indications
that the government Is seeking a way
out As an instance, the new minis
ter of the interior declares that the
government has decided not to take
extreme measures against Korniloff,
as it does not wish to appear revenge
ful. Russians Back Into the Fighting.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Sept 15. Russian
forces yesterday defeated the German
troops on the road to Psoff on the
Riga front and occupied the small city
of Kronberg, the war office announced
today. The Russians also occupied
the towns of Keitzen and Sisseral,
which had been held by the Germans.
STUDENT HERE 43 YEARS AGO
hNow B. T. Napier Returns to Enter
Son in University.
After an absence of forty-three
years from Columbia, B. T. Napier, a
former student of the University and
now a banker of Glenwood Springs,
Colo., returned yesterday to enter his
son, B. T. Napier, Jr., in the Univer
Mr. Napier was a student at Missouri
during the period when 'Gene Field's
somewhat sensational and well-remembered
career as a student here
was in progress. He was well ac
quainted with the Missouri poet and
his brother .who collaborated with the
more gifted Engene in the student
escapades of the early seventies. The
Field brothers were the leaders of the
Greek forces In a warm contest be
tween fraternity and non-fraternity
elements which marked those years.
Mr. Napier was a student in the
College of Agriculture here from 1871
until the end of the first semester in
1874. During the same years J. G.
Babb, secretary of the University, was
also a student, and shortly after his
arrival here yesterday, Mr. Napier
called on his former classmate, and
together they visited some of the sites
of the old buildings and haunts of the
seventies. At one time Mr. Napier
boarded at he old University Board
ing Club, forerunner of the present
men's dormitories and the cafeteria.
The U. B. C. was housed then In a
frame structure which stood on the
southwest corner of the West Campus,
where the Elementary School Is now
located. All of the University build
ings of today are new to Mr. Napier.
Mr. Napier has gained considerable
prominence in the politics of his
adopted state, Colorado, and has been
a member of the state senate for the
last ten years.
B. T.- Napier, Jr.,who has attend
ed Kemper Military Academy at
Boonvllle for three years, will enter
the College of Arts bnd Science and
prepare to enter West Point laterMr.
Napier and his son are at the Daniel ,
Jewish New Year. Services Tonight
Services -in commemoration of the
Jewish New Year, Rosh-Hashannah,
will be held in the Christian Science
rooms in the Virginia Building, at
8 o'clock tonight and at 10 o'clock