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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19 1917.
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TO BEJP HERE
President Hill Makes An
nouncement of Plan to
SIGNAL CORPS WORK
May Start Aviation School
Later Reserve Officers'
Training Corps Here.
Establishment in the School of En
gineering of a short course for train
ing telegraph operators for war ser
vice was announced by President A.
Ross Hill of the University at the open
ing convocation of the year in the
University Auditorium. The new
course, offered at the request of the
United States Signal Corps, will open
September 24 and last for three
months, at the end of which men are
expected to be sufficiently trained to
The men will be trained in the work
of sending and receiving in the Morse
international code. Elementary
courses in electrical currents, wiring,
batteries and other necessary lines of
information will be given under the
direction of the instructors in physics
and electrical engineering. The code
work will be In the hands of a skilled
The course is offered voluntarily In
an effort to assist the Signal Corps In
obtaining the 25,000 men needed for
war service. The course is open both
to University students and others wish
ing to take the work. Those who will
sign an agreement to join the Signal
Corps after finishing the course will
receive instruction Irce. All others
will the- charged a fee of $10.
.Illation School Possible.
President Hill also announced the
possibility that a fundamental school
in aviation will be started at the
University later in the year. Eight
such schools have already been start
ed, but no more will be established
until the number of students is
greater than can be accomodated.
The use of the state fair grounds at
Sedalia has been offered to the govern
ment for a flying school. If this is
accepted, the fundamental training
necessary before student aviators can
begin to fly would be given at the
University. The men would go to Se
dalia after finishing their first train
ing work here.
Training Corps Here Now.
Formal announcement of the estab
lishing of an infantry unit of the
Reserve Officers' Training Corps at
the University was made by .Doctor
Hill. The change from the old mili
tary system was planned last spring,
but delays made it impossible to adopt
the new system until this summer.
The change provides for advance mil
itary training for students who have
bad two years of preparatory training
in the Cadet Corps, with provision for
appointment as second lieutenants in
the regular army on completion of the
advance work. All equipment for the
Cadet Corps will be supplied by the
United States Government. Blue
dress uniforms will not bo used any
more, wool khaki uniforms being
worn the year round.
The chief change in the system of
training is that all students will here
after be required to take two years
of military work instead of one. A
board composed of Deans J. C. Jones,
E. J. McCaustland and F. B. Mumford
has been appointed to act on all ap
plications for excuses from military
Students May Enter Late.
Arrangements whereby students
kept from entering the University now
by war service may enter as late as
November 1 were announced by Pres
ident Hill. This ruling provides es
pecially for students kept at home
now by work on farms in harvesting
crops, but will apply to other stu
dents employed in industries that
have a direct bearing on the war.
The American University Union, an
organization which will look after the
interests of college and university
men from the United States now .in
war service in Europe, has been es
tablished in Paris, according to Doc
tor Hill. Prof. Walter Miller, for
merly dean of the Graduate School of
the University, who is now doing Y.
M. C. A. war work in France, has been
appointed to represent the University
of Missouri in the new organization.
About twenty-four members of the
University faculty are now engaged
Jn some phase of war work either in
this country or in Europe. It is es
timated that between 100 and 150 stu
dents are in war sen-Ice.
..t In(lnrj- This Year.
The students at the University of
.moun mis year should make this
a year of unusual industry in face of
the growing need for university
th., . men and wmen," said Doctor
Hill in closing his address. "Those
not called into the national army or
other phases of war service, who do
not apply themselves to the best of
their ability, are as much slackers as
those trying to evade their military
obligations to their country. I appeal
to you all to make this year the best
in scholastic accomplishments in the
history of the University."
In face of the appeal of the War
Department that all athletic activities
in universities continue during the
war as a means of better preparing
men for service in the army when
they are needed, President Hill an
nounced that athletics at the Uni
versity of Missouri would continue as
in past years. He called upon the
students to strive for those charac-
tentics which go toward making a
good soldier and citizen during war
as well as peace times.
The invocation and benediction
were given by the Rev. S. W. Hayne
of the Methodist Church. A stanza
of "America" was sung at the open
ing of the convocation -and "Old Mis
souri" was sung at the close of, Doc
tor Hill's address. The following
scholarships and prizes, which could
not be announced at the commence
ment exercises last June, were an
nounced this morning:
U. D. C. Scholarship (Kansas City) :
Sarah-Lee Duke Parry Scholarship,
given by the Robert E. Lee Chapter
C. C. Hearne, Goodman, McDonald
149, Lee-Pickett, Scholarship, which
was held by Miss Lois Hodges, will
be held the coming year by Miss
Ganald Stout of Kansas City.
U. D. C. Scholarship (St. Louis):
Margaret McClure Chapter Miss Al
ma McClain of Cape Girardeau will
receive the scholarship, which was
last year held by Miss Edith Spencer.
Rhodes Clay Scholarship Awarded
to Miss Clara Louise Albrecht of St.
Karnes Scholarship (second year,
law) James Austin Walden, Moberly,
Curators' Scholarships Honor (irad
High Schools: Arthur Forest
uarnes, .rauunsuurg; cuwaru rsoyer,
Leadwood; Miss Bonibel Burrows,
Cainesville (class of 1916); Elwyn L.
Cady, Chillicothe; Corwine Edwards,
University High School; Miss Myrl
Gibson, Grant City; Francis K. God
win, Butler; Roland Kauffman. Clay
ton; Miss Jtose Mayer, King City;
Dale Pickett, Trenton; John W.
Rowley, Bowling Green; Theodore
Vickroy, Yeatman High School, St.
Louis; Miss Ruth Woodward, Caines
ville (class of 1917); Ernest Melvin
Normal Sjchools: Floyd O'Rear,
Fourth District Normal.
Missouri College Union: Oliver
Gabbler, Central Wesleyan College;
Turner H. Hopper, Westminster Col
lege. Junior Colleges: Miss Marian Babb,
SECOKD GROUP OF 62
Boone County Men Will
Leave for Camp on
10:50 Wabash '
NAME 7 ALTERNATES
From the Courthouse They
Will March to the Train
In a Bodv.
Street and Sidewalk Repairs
Are Ordered by the
WANT QUICK ACTION
Boone County's second increment
of sixty-two and seven alternates will
report at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning
to the local draft board and will re
ceive instructions for entraining for
Camp Funston at 10:50 o'clock Fri
day morning. The alternates will
take the place of any men who fail to
Twenty-five requests to be allowed
to eat and sleep at home until Friday
morning have been received by the
local board. Unless the others file
requests the government will have to
pay for their room and board.
The men have been asked to take
as little excess baggage as possible,
as they will have little need of civ
ilian clothes. The men are asked to
bring a change of underwear and a
few other necessities and it has been
suggested by Adjutant General Mc
Cord that one or more of the men
bring searchlights, as they will arrive
in camp at night.
Each man will take with him his
registration card, physical record and
an identification card, which he will
present to the adjutant of the camp.
Duplicate registration cards and
physical records will also be sent by
mail to the adjutant.
The men will report to the draft
board at 9 o'clock Friday morning
and will go to the train in a body..
As yet no program has been arranged.
The men who have been named as
Alfonso Stephens, 1112 North
Eighteenth street, St Louis.
Frank M. Lockridge, Columbia.
James O'Dcll Nichols, Columbia.
William Joseph Alton, Columbia.
Otis Grant Wilson, McBaine.
William N. Stark, Harg.
Pleas Carson Morris, Cole.
Stephens registered in Columbia,
but moved to St. Louis after July 5.
Property Owners Petition for
Paving of South Fourth
For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonlgbt and Thursday; silently
Kor Missouri: Fair tonlgbt and Tliurs
"liy except, unsettled northeast portion:
. Wrather Conditions.
A moderate low pressure wave Is cross
!iik the upper Mississippi Valley anil has
liroken to some extent the fine spell of
cither that has prevailed for the past
In the Central Valleys and In the Plains
1 have become OTercast; and light
rain has fallen In a relatively narrow strip
inmi the upper Missouri Valley section
vouth to Texas; hut In the remainder of
the country fair weather has prevailed.
Seasonable temperature obtain in all
parts of the country, except the northern
itocky Mountain states where the weather
eooler than at the same time vpstprrtnr.
The City Council last night passed xrth ffiSo5oS?n?,SS wySS5Sf.of
In Columbia mostly fair weather will
preT.il! over Thursday, with somewhat
several resolutions and ordinances
calling for the improvement of streets
and sidewalks. Following the reading
of a petition from residents of South
Fourth street, Simon Hedrick and
Dr. W. C. Curtis spoke on behalf of;
The highest temperature In Columbia
vesterday was S4 degrees and the lowest
list night was K); precipitation 000;
relative humidity p. m. yesterday S5
thP nrnnortv nwnor rto-lrW t.. , '" ": ..- var ac" ysieruay u.e Highest
, ----. -..-...., -..,.....0 -1 uiuKTauin' was ui anil the lowest 4J;
work done. The resolution to pave precipitation O.oo Inch.
the street with tarvia twentv feet wide The Almanac.
from Maple street to Vassar aveuus , 7:ii"!. m,es ar'
Senate and House Conferees
Reach a Decision on
5il n. m. Sun sets,
"We have only one more request to
make," said Mr. Hedrick after tiie
vote, "and that is that you try to
before the micw
FUMIGATE LEE SCHOOL
J. E. McPherson Says Studies
Will Be Resumed There
by Monday Morning.
J. E. McPherson, superintendent of
public schools, announced this after
noon that the Lee School, which was
closed yesterday because of fear of
an infantile paralysis spread, would
reopen Monday morning. Mr. Mc
Pherson had the building thoroughly
fumigated today and it will be
thoroughly cleaned before the pupils
return. "The period of incubation,"
said Mr. McPherson, "for infanUIe
paralysis Is from three to seven days.
If4we wait until" Monday I feel sure
that there will be little chance of any
of the children receiving it, I am
glad however that we decided to close
the school and feel sure that any
other course would have been wrong.
Helen Clark, 9 year old daughter of
Boyle Clark, was reported as slightly
improved by her physician today. Dr.
E. W. Saunders, a St. Louis physician
who came yesterday to talk over the
treatment of the case returned last
night on the midnight Katy train. The
child will be treated with massages
and rest and later perhaps with an
electrical treatment frequently given
No further cases of the disease were
BLIND HORSE CAUSES INJURY
Arriving nt Camp Funston Today.
By Associated Press
CAMP FUNSTON". Kan., Sept. 19.
Twenty-seven hundred men, the first
contingent of the second division of
the initial quota of the National Army,
were arriving today at Camp Funston
from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,'
Colorado and New Mexico. The new
arrivals, like the first contingent in
camp, will be equipped with overalls
pending the arrival of uniforms.
OFFICEKS TO THE FRONT SOON
Miss Thressa Rudolph Thrown from
Buggy on proadway.
Miss Thressa Rudolph, 419 West
Broadway avenue, sustained slight
bruises of the Jaw when she fell from
a buggy at Ninth street and Broadway
at 10 o'clock this morning. Miss Ru
dolph's horse is blind and ran into
the curbing. The buggy was tipped
slightly and she wa thrown out. She
was taken to the Parker Memorial
Porto Rico's Quota 12,834.
Bv Associated Press
SAN JUAN. Porto Rico, Sept. 19.
Porto Rica's quota for the National
Army will be 12,854. instead of 7,000
men. as originally announced, accord-
f ing to Lieutenant Colonel Townshend,
in command of the district or i'ono
Rico, who has just received instruc
tions from Washington to that effect.
Whether the total number will be
called at one time or whether they
will be drawn at different intervals
Is not yet known here. However,
plans for the building of a canton
ment to accommodate 7,000 men have
not yet been changed.
Heads of Camps Will Mute Observa
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. Regular
and National Guard officers command
ing division training camps will be
sent to Europe on observation tours
of the battle fronts. Formal an
nouncement of the plan by the War
Department is expected soon.
Under the voluntary censorship.
specific movements of officers may not
be published without authorization of
military officers. For this reason the
list of division commanders already
selected to make the tour will be
available only when announcement is
made by the War Department. It is
assumed, however, that every division
commander will be given an oppor
tunity to familiarize himself some
what with the actual war conditions.
The early stages of the mobiliz'ation
and training of the National Guard
and army divisions will be left to the
brigade and regimental commanders.
The first weeks of training work will
be devoted largely to getting the men
equipped and classified to the various
arms of the service and that period
will be devoted wherever possible to
the observation tours abroad for gen
make the dirt fly
A resolution to pave North Third
street from the south property line
of Hickman avenue to the north prop
erty line of Sexton road was read and
passed over the remonstrance filed
against the improvement.
Fifth Street Repairs Discussed.
The repairing of Fifth street and
West Broadway was left to the dis
cretion of the street committee. Ef
forts to obtain assistance from the
county in making needed repairs on
Fifth street were discussed in order
to decrease the cost to citizens own
ing property abutting the street.
On recommendation of the street
committee 5150 was suggested as the
price to pay J. N. Fellows for a road
grader, which the city has used for
Resolutions to pave North Boule
vard from west Range line, Melbourne
street from Windsor to Broadway and
Short street from Broadway to Wal
nut were passed. On proposal of Al
derman Stephens an ordinance was
passed for condemning the sidewalk
on South Ninth from the Hall Theater
to Locust street,
A contract for the laying of a side
walk on the .south side of Cpnley
street from Fifth street "west was
awarded to D. R. Schooler for $1GG.9S.
His bid was the lowest of the three
bids filed. -
Coal Stored for Winter.
A resolution to draw up an ordi
nance 'compelling adherence to the
scale of weights and measures ar
ranged by state law was proposed by
Alderman Klass and passed.
Work on the new city reservoir was
discussed. The following appropria
tions were made: Ninety-nine dollars
and 55 cents from th"e general revenue
fund, $310 from the security fund,
$4,70S.48 from the water and 'light
iund. The water and light appropria
tion is unusually large because of the
storing of a supply of coal to last
After deciding to meet in special
session at 4:30 o'clock Thursday aft
ernoon, September 27, to go over tha
street questions now under investiga
tion, the meeting adjourned.
-Moon sets 7:2S p. m.
Tlie Temperatures Today.
7 a. m til 11 a. m
S a .m 04 11' m
U a. m no l p. m
1 10 a. in OS . J p. m
PROMOTIONS TO COLUMBIA MEX
Ricketts Is State Billiard Champion.
W. D. Ricketts won the pocket bil
liard championship of the state yes
terday by defeating the former cham
pion, John Layton of Sedalia, run
ning off 450 balls while Layton was
scoring 331. The match was played
in three blocks of 150 balls each on
the regulation table in Booche's Bil
liard Parlors. Ricketts won all three
blocks, 150 to 13S, 150 to 84 and 150
to 109. Both players made several
runs of over 30.
In a special 50-point 3-cushion
match in the afternoon Ricketts de
feated Layton, 50 to 41.
Three In Xew National Army Hotp
Been Made Corporals.
Columbia and Boone County men
are making a splendid showing at
Camp Fred Funston according to re
ports that have reached here recent
ly. Of the first Columbia contingent
three have already been appointed
corporals in Company M, 356th Regi
ment of the Infantry. Those re
ceiving this promotion are O. C. Mc
Cullough, Lemuel Crouch and Willis
.Another indication of success was
shown by the fact that out of an ef
ficiency squad of sixteen men picked
recently from the batallion, five Co
lumbia men were chosen and eight
were selected from Company M,
which is composed largely of Boone
NEWSPAPER AT EACH CAMP
Overseas Service Will Re
quire Vessels Soon, Ship
ping Board Says.
By Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept. 19. Within
the next six months the demands of
the American army abroad will re
quire that the government divert
every available American vessel,
coastwise and others, to overseas
service, R. D. Stevens, vice-chairman
of the United States Shipping Board,
today told the war convention of
American business jnen here.
The real pinch in the war shipping
situation will come, Stevens said,
early next spring, before the govern
ment has begun to turn out vessels
in large numbers.
Mr. Stevens urged business men to
go to Congress in support of the bill
now pending to empower President
Wilson to suspend the provision of the
shipping laws so that neutral vessels
may be permitted to engage in Amer
ican coastwise trade. The govern
ment, he said, has found it has no
power to commandeer neutral ships
tied up in American ports.
The neutrals, Stevens said, are
ready to put their tonnage to carry
ing cargoes whenever this govern
ment gives them permission. Hun
dreds of thousands of tons of ship
ping, he said, were available for this
Harry Wheeler of Chicago, who
spoke on the relation between busi
ness and transportation, declared fed
eral control of railroads would be
brought ten years closer by reason of
this war. The next step in regulation,
he said, would be federal incorpora
tion and regulation of the issuing of
securities. The national government,
he added, will gradually absorb the
functions of the state railway com
A VOTE TOMORROW
Only Minor Changes Made
by the Committee In
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept 19. Agree
ment on the War Credits Bill author
izing $11,538,000,000 of new bonds
and certificates was reached today by
the Senate and House conferees, with
no change in (he issue proposed.
Adoption of the conference report
tomorrow by the Senate and by the
House on Friday is planned. Minor
changes only were made by the con
ferees. The conferees adopted an expense
allowance of 1-5 of 1 per cent for
bonds and war savings certificates, as
originally recommended by Secretary
McAdoo, and 1-10 of 1 per cent for
treasury certificates of indebtedness.
They eliminated Senator LaFollette's
amendment fixing the rate on the war
savings certificates at 4 per cent, re
taining the House provision giving
the Secretary of the Treasury full au
thority to determine the rate, which
is expected to be slightly more than
4 per cent.
The bill authorizes $7,538,000,000 of
new convertible 4 per cent bonds, sub
ject to income surtaxes and other ex
cess profits taxes. Of these, $4,000,
000,000 are for new loans to the Al
lies, the remainder to 'convert the 3
per cent Liberty Loan and refund
miscellaneous bond issues.
Issuance of $2,000,000,000 of war
savings certificates and the same
amount of short-term treasury certif
icates of indebtedness also was provided.
ARMY OFFER TO COACH MILLER
ST. LOUIS 3I0T0HIST FIXED
Epworlh League to Give Social.
The Epworth League of the Method
ist Church will give a social to the
new University students in the church
parlors at 8 o'clock next Friday
3Irs. Phillips Heads IT. C. T. U.
Mrs. J. J. Phillips was elected pres
ident of the W. C. T. U. Monday aft
ernoon. She succeeds Mrs. Margaret
Soldiers Will Hare a Weekly PubUca-
tlon to Read.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. Plans for
the publication of a soldiers' weekly
newspaper in every National Army
and National Guard camp, under the
auspices of the National War Council
of the Y. M. C. A., were announced to
day. Among the contributors will be
Colonel Roosevelt and many of the
best known newspaper writers and
Farm Hoard FIxtnrcs In Storage.
The headquarters of the State
Board of Agriculture are being re
moved from Columbia and the entire!
Charge- of Careless Drhlng Against
Julian Nugent of St. Louis, nephew
of Dan Nugent and son of B. Nugent,
founder of a large department store
there, was fined $1 and costs by Judge
Edwards in police court this morning.
Nugent was arrested at G o'clock last
night on the charge of careless driv
ing. He spent the night in jail and
this morning called up the Nugent
store, explained matters and asked
that money be telegraphed to him to
pay his fine.
Immediately after receiving money
from St. Louis and paying his fine.
Nucent was rearrested on a state
warrant issued by Prosecuting Attor
ney Dinwiddle, charging him with
driving an automobile while Intoxi
cated. He was brought before Jus
tice of the Peace Blcknell, where he
pleaded guilty and was fined $25 and
costs. He had wired for $50 and the
fines and court costs amounted to al
most this amount.
Nugent said this morning that he
was driving from St Louis to Fort
Riley, where he intended to visit
Two women, who gave their names as
Miss Lillian Hall and Mrs. Sanders
of St Louis, were In the car. The
car haa a aamageu winusmeiu auu
the ton was torn, due, Nugent ex
plained, to an accident he had had
The only mark of Identification
that Nugent had was his name sewed
In the lining of his coat. He said
that he would return to St Louis to
But M. U. Teacher Probably Will Not
Coach John Miller, in charge of
freshman football at the University
of Missouri, received a telegram last
night from John S. Moore, formerly
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. here, ask
ing him to take a position as sports
director at Camp Taylor in Louisville,
Ky. Coach Miller said this morning
that he thought it was very unlikely
that he would accept the offer.
Mr. Moore is now in 'Charge of the
Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Taylor, and
it is through his influence that Coach
Miller's offer came. According to the
wire received by Coach Miller, there
are 8,000 men in camp at Louisville
and there are great opportunities, for
the development of sports among
them. The telegram from Mr. Moore
assured Coach Miller a good salary. "
"I certainly wouldn't go unless I
could get a leave of absence from the
University," said Coach Miller this
Athletic Director W. E. Meanwell
has already received an offer to take
up work In the sports department of
the army. He said this morning that
he felt sure that it would not be best
for him to accept any such offer at
the present time.
VEHICLE TAX IS DUE NOW
Solt Will Be Filed If Payment Is Not
Made This Week.
AH persons who have not paid their
vehicle tax, which was due Septem
ber 1, will have charges brought
against them unless they pay this
week, Berry W. Jacobs, city collector,
said this morning.
"There are about 500 privately
owned vehicles in Columbia for which
the owners have not paid the tax,"
Mr. Jacobs said this morning, "and
this amounts to about $1,000. It will
be cheaper for the owners if they pay
the $2 tax now and not wait until next
week, when they will have to pay the
tax and also a fine of $1 and costs,
which amounts to $9.25."
All privately owned vehicles are re
quired to pay a city tax of $2. Mo
torcycles are taxed $1. Public serv
ice car owners do not have to pay be
cause they pay a city license.
J. A. GIBSON SAILS FOR FRAXCE
AXXIE SHEARER IS DEAD
department will be installed hefe as ' Daughter of Gordgn Shearer Was
soon as quarters can be provided In
the new capitol, says a dispatch from
Jefferson City. This will probably be
about the first of next month. The
clerical force, comprising some ten
persons, is here now looking after the
storing of shipments from Columbia.
Burled Near Stnrgeon Today.
Annie Shearer, 12 years old, died
last night at the home of her father,
Gordon Shearer, S05 Tandy avenue.
The funeral services were held thi3
afternoon at the Locust Grove Church
K. V. Athletic Director Also Goes T
Do T. M. C. A. Work.
Prof. J. A. Gibson of the chemistry
department of the University has just
sailed from New York to do Y. M. C.
A. work with General Pershing's ex
peditionary force in France. With
him sailed Dr. James A. Naismith,
physical director cf the University of
Seventy-flve cinematograph machin
es to supply "movies" for the United
States soldiers in France now are in
that country or soon will be sent, ac
cording to an announcement made in
New York by the national war work
council of the Young Men's Christian
Association, which Major General
Pershing has authorized to take over
educational as well as the recreational