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Slf OF FRENCH
IS FINE, HE SAYS
SUNDAY MORNIXG MISSOUItlAN, SEPTEMBER 16, 1917.
Paul Dike, Now Lieutenant
in Signal Corps, Writes of
Life in Paris.
U. S. POPULAR THERE
American Soldiers Making
Good Impression More
Men Expected Soon.
"The spirit of the French people
seems fine, though what it might
have been it the United States had not
come in when it did is a matter of
question. I am thankful we delayed
no longer. Americans are very much
in favor here and one sees almosjt as
many American flags flying as French,
even in the great procession of French
troops on the 14th of July."
This extract from a letter from
Paul (Dike, formerly a member of the
University of Missouri faculty, to Dr.
0. M. Stewart, professor in physics in
the University, gives the. first-hand
impression of an American as to the
present condition and morale of our
French allies. Professor Dike wrote
from Paris August 2S, after having
finally taken up residence there with
his family. They reached Paris after
a long journey overland from Con-
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settled conditions during the war led
the family to go to Paris, where they
would be among friends.
"Our soldiers have made a very
good Impression so far," Professor
Dike continues, "and seem to have
behaved themselves. We hope to see
many more soon. I have seen one or
two Columbia boys, one of them here
in this building with the medical
Professor Dike is now a lieutenant
in the Signal Corps of the United
States Reserve Corps at Paris. He
has been assigned to duty In the re
search laboratory which is to soon
be started there. According to Mr.
Dike, he expects to be established per
manently in the French capital, ex
cept when he may be sent to the front
to test out apparatus in the field. The
radio will make up a big part of the
work of the laboratory. Professor
Dike speaks highly of the work done
by French scientists during the war.
"We left Constantinople in May, as
soon as possible after the break of re
lations," the letter reads, "not caring
to take the risk of disease and famine
there. We personally did not suffer,
but it was distressing to see the mis
ery everywhere. We had a very com
fortable trip through Austria by spe
cial sleeper to Switzerland, where we
stayed a few weeks resting and sight
seeing before coming on to France.
We arrived at Paris In June."
Professor Dike did some work for
the Y. M .C. A. and applied for a po
sition in the engineering division of
the Red Cros3, but received his ap
pointment In the reserve corps before
this new department of the Red Cross
"Paris is wonderfully interesting
these days," Mr. Dike writes, "and it
is beautiful still in spite of three
years of war. We are all none the
worse for our experiences and would
not have missed our stay in Turkey
for a good deal. We are going back
after the war if possible and try living
there in times of peace."
CITY AND CAMPUS
X. P. Nichols is in St. Louis on a
E. R. Childers has gone to Troy to
visit his parents.
Mrs. Sallie Benton is visiting Mrs.
James Brundridge in Sturgeon.
Andrew J. Rumain is visiting his
son. Price, in Hannibal.
Mrs. Ella B. Elkin underwent an
operation at Parker Memorial Hospital
Thursday. Her condition was improv
Miss Florence Caton of Boston has
arrived to begin her work as assistant
in the department of home economics
at the University.
Mrs. Gordon Bish and daughter.
Miss Ethel Bish of Los Angeles left
yesterday after visiting for three weeks
with Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hudson went to
Kansas City yesterday to spend the
Mrs. C. L. McWalter of Los Angeles,
Cal., left yesterday for Leavenworth,
Kan., where she will visit a few days
before returning to her home.
Miss Edna Doncarlos went to Halls
vilie yesterday to visit for a few days.
G. B. Shwets went to his home in
Moscow yesterday to report for ser
vice in the draft army.
Mrs. G. H. Parrish and children left
yesterday for their home in Salt Lake
Miss Sallie Bedford went to Halls
rtlle yesterday to visit Mrs. James
Miss Theodosia Mcintosh went to
Montgomery City yesterday, after -visiting
friends here. i
Mrs. Evcrette Buckler and her son,
Buell, went to Hallsville this morn
ing. Miss Mary .Margaret McBride, who
has been spending her vacation at
her home in Paris, returned to Colum
Curtis A. Betts. political writer for
the St. LoUis Post-Dispatch, left
yesterday for St. Louis after visiting
SHARK GETS U-BOAT VICTIM
SnrrlTors of Torpedoed Steamer Mon
golla Arrive In Port.
By Associated Press
SYDNEY, Australia. Sept. 15. Sur
vivors of the sinking of the Peninsular
and Oriental Company's steamship
Mongolia by a German mine oft Bom
bay on June 23 have arrived here with
further details of the disaster, which
cost the lives of about twenty white
persons and Lascars. The survivors'
stories indicate that the mine was
one placed by the German raider
Wolff. The Mongolia sank within
twenty minutes, in water so shallow
that the tips ot the masts remained
Australians on the vessel Included
Brigadier General Sir Robert McC.
Anderson and Lady Anderson of Syd
ney, Major Norman Robertson and
Mrs. Robertson of Sydney and Justice
Rooth of Western Australia. General
Anderson had been on military duty
in England and Major Robertson in
Egypt They agreed that had the
Mongolia struck the mine at night in
stead of at mid-day, the loss, of life
would have been heavier.
"The wireless apparatus was shat
tered by the explosion and we were
helpless," said Sir Robert. "Although
the lifeboats had everything aboard
biscuits and water demanded by the
board of trade regulations, if we had
been unlucky enough to have been
out for some days there would have
been a greater number of deaths.
"There were two deaths in my boat
One of these was from burns. Life
boats should be equipped with a hos
pital chest and first-aid outfit, and I
think a proportion should be fitted
with engines. With ordinary life
boats it is not 'always possible to
reach a man in time. We had one
poor chap taken by a shark."
"When we took our places where
our lifeboat shotild have been," said
Mrs. Robertson, "there was none. It
had not been launched because its
crew had been killed in the engine
room. Some passengers and others
tried to launch it, but were driven off
by escaping steam, which was worse
than the explosion. The captain
called to us to get into another boat.
As three of the men were getting into
this boat their fingers were caught in
a block and taken off. In entering the
boat someone knocked out the rudder
and sail, so there was nothing for us
to do but drift about. Then a mon
soon sprang up and there were fifty-
one of us in a boat Intended to hold
forty-six. After having drifted ten
hours we managed to attract the at
tention of a coolie boat by hoisting a
woman's white underskirt flag-wise
on an oar."
FORT SILL A BUST PLACE
J. E. Blazer piano tuner. Fourth
year in Columbia. Tunes for Christ
ian and Stephens Colleges. Phone
Three Cars of Selected Prize-Winning
Exhibits from the San Francisco
Fair (Comlng Here.
If you did not get to our Panama
Pacific International Exposition in
San Francisco, then we will bring a
select portion of it to you, is the slo
gan of J. N. Walling, who was in this
city yesterday making arrangements
for this remarkable train from Cal
ifornia to visit Columbia for three
days next week.
This exposition consists of two
cars of exhibits from the Golden State,
showing everything from a baby os
trich to the famous big trees, and a
lecture room in the baggage car,
where a continuous series of beauti
fully colored slides are shown by an
automatic stereopticon machine.
Immense crowds have visited this
train in other towns of Kansas, Okla
homa and Missouri, and it would be
well for all who can to visit the cars
on the first day In order to avoid the
crush that is sure to follow on the
The cars will arrive at 7 a. m.
Tuesday morning, and will be parked
on the Wabash tracks near the pas
senger depot, where they will be open
to the publfc from 10 a. m. till 10 p.
m. An admission of 10 cents takes
you through all the cars.
About 6,000 Carpenters and Laborers
By Associated Press
CAMP DONIPHAN, Fort Sill, Okla.,
Sept. 15. Between E.OOO and 6.000
carpenters and laborers are wielding
saw and hammer with a rapidity that,
from hour to hour, brings startling
changes in the skyline of this mach
room city at which 20,000 Missouri and
Kansas national guardsmen are to bo
trained for the part they will play
in the war.
Camp Doniphan proper Is located on
a rolling elevation as pretty a spot
las the beautiful prairie and wood
lands of the county's largest military
reservation affords. The buildings,
erected in the form of a horseshoe,
with about one and one-halt miles
between the points, are rapidly near
Ing completion and soon will be ready
Tor occupancy. "Within a few days
work will be started on the target
ranges where will be conducted the
guardsmen's school of fire.
Workmen have just started the
erection of the new base hospital to
cost $500,000. It jvill be located ad
jacent to the old base "hospital and
will be completed within three weeks.
The regimental informary also on
this spot will be completed within the
same brief period.
Along the numerous spurs and side
tracks Immense warehouses, almost
complete, soon will be ready for the,
storing and handling of the immense
Flowers and Plants to be
had at green houses.
COLUMBIA FLORAL CO.
West Blvd and Ash Street
No matter where
you are at home,
office, hotel, on train
or boat, if there's any
kind of ink handy, your
pen will nevet be dry if it's
Simply dip it in the ink,
press the little "Crescent
filler" and pen is filled
Come in and see it.
If you have been in Columbia
before, drop in and say, hello.
If you are a new student, we
invite you to come in. Six good
tables with quick service and court
eous treatment. We will make you
feel at home.
Todd's Billiard Parlor
supplies necessary for such a large
army of men..
An Idea of the task ot erecting $2,
500,000 worth of buildings in record
time may be gleaned from the follow
Between 5,000 and 6,000 men are at
work on the reservation daily. Of this
number 'from 200 to 400 are employed
or discharged each day. One week's
payroll aggregated $125,000. Wages
range fr6m 75 cents per hour for
plumbers to 35 cents per hour for
ordinary laborers. Carpenters receive
60 cents per hour and roofers 50 cents.
No trouble has been experienced in se
curing labor. -
Xew Methodist Pastor Here.
The Rev. S. W. Hayne, who succeeds
the Rev. C. C. Grimes as pastor of the
Broadway Methodist Church, will fill
the pulpit of the church here today.
Mr. Hayne comes here from Mexico,
where he was pastor of the Methodisjt
Do you wish an adequate knowledge
of the Bible and of religion? Where
or when can you acquire that knowl
edge better than in college? At least
a start should be made at college
under a competent Instructor. Enough
should be learned to assure an in
telligent understanding of the Bible
and a proper appreciation of its place
and influence in our civilization. The
Bible College of Missouri employs
three men wto are specialists in their
respective -fields. All their time is
devoted to teaching biblical and re
ligious subjects. No tuitions are
charged, and the work is credited to
wards university degrees. Enroll for
one or more courses. (adv)
Whiting's, Highland and
Cranes Stationery in mono
gram, plain and fancy
design. Also distinctive
Books and Supplies or University
Students at the Right Price.
Scott's Book Shop.
Autumn and Winter Fashions
In Millinery, Coats and Suits.
Monday and Tuesday,
11th and 18th.
We Feature CASTLE HATS
We wish to invite all old patrons and all new
students to visit our lunch room.
For years the students' eating .place our
patronage is based on quality, service and
Buy a meal ticket and start the college year
FOLLOW THE CROWD
THE- MODEL LUNCH ROOM
NORTH NINTH STREET
The Virginia Confectionery has been
completely remodeled and is ready to
welcome the returning students.
Try one of Ellis' delicious fountain
specialties remember our exquisite
Lollypops, Milk Chocolates and Hor
lick's Malted Milks.
Our Candy is made of the purest in
gredients mixed as Ellis knows how.
Gome in and enjoy yourself
in our "Cozy Parlor."
Hear our new Edi
THE VIRGINIA CONFECTIONERY
IN VIRGINIA BUILDING
PHONE 641 BLACK