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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917.
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BERLIN OR BUST SAY
SECOND DRAFT GROUP
65 Boone County Young Men
Sing Songs of Protest
WILL GO TOMORROW
E. C. Anderson Makes Brief
Talk to Drafted Men In
Circuit Court Room.
Sixty-fie enthusiastic young men
reported to the local drait board at
o'clock this morning and received
instructions for entraining on the
10:50 Wabash tomorrow morning for
Camp Funston where they win be
trained for the National Army, uniy
sixty-two of the men will leave to
morrow as this is Boone County's 40
per cent of the first quota. The others
were named as alternates and will go
If any of the men fail to report to
morrow. The men assembled in the Circuit
Court room where E. C. Anderson,
clerk of the board made a short but
impressive talk on the step they were
about to take. Songs and yells fol
lowed, the most popular song being,
"We'll Hang Bill Kaiser on a Sour
The men elected Fred Yoder and
E. M. McDonald as captains of the
group and after the meeting paraded
down Broadway where they were
greeted with applause and cheers.
The local board ordered sixty-nine
men to report but later excused three.
One man 0. R. Brunton of Hartsburg
failed to report and has been classed
by the local board as a slacker. He
has moved from the Hartsburg ad
dress and the board is now looking
for him When he is found, charges
of desertion will be brought against
All of the men were happy this
morning and were joking about what
they were going to do when they
reached camp. E. C. Anderson said
that he was proud to send such a fine
crowd of young men as representa
tives of Boone County.
When the men disbanded they were
again told to report in the morning at
9 o'clock at the court house. Eighteen
of the men will be given meals and
rooms by the local board but the
others will return to their homes.
The men took up a collection and
are now having a sign painted which
will be placed on the coach which
carries them to camp. The sign
reads: "Berlin or Bust! A Part of
Boone County's Protest Against
a committee from the commercial
club was out this afternoon raising
funds to buy tobacco and other things
which they will present to the men
The board today received instruct
ions from Goernor Gardner staling
that if any man thought that the
local or district board had been er
roneous in the interpretation of the
rules and regulations that he could
write to the Governor and that if the
charge was true that the Governor
could order the boards to re-open
the case. Instructions were also re
ceived ordering that the card used for
testing ejes be sufficintly lighted.
The local board of Dalhart, Tex.,
forwarded the physical examination
record of Forest Alexander of Colum
bia with a discharge because of
Jlen Begin to Arrive at Funston.
By Associated Tress
CAMP FUNSTON', Fort Riley, Kan
Sept. 20. Sixteen thousand men of
the second quota of the first draft
are now arriving in camp from Kan
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Col
orado. The men from these states
are coming by special train, while
the men from New Mexico are travel
ing in special coaches. As fast as
the men arrive they are being checked
in, gheu a superficial physical exam
ination, new outfit and a bath before
they are permitted to go to bed.
TEACH COXSERVATIOX THERE
Courses Given Tills Year In The
The conservation of food is being
emphasized by the students in the
domestic science classes of the
Douglass School. Demonstrations are
ghen, showing the best and most
economical methods of fanning fruits
and vegetables. The principles of
cold pack, fractional sterilization and
open kettle methods are explained in
the course of instructions. The best
methods of drjing are also advocated.
Accurate results in jelly making, as
well as in pickling, are assured.
"Can Uhaf vnn An m wVint
jwu van i ct&L "J "H,"'
you can't can," is the slogan adopted i
DV tho CnlinAl ., , .
-. .. .uiuui lur lnls worK.
The classes will meet on Tuesdays
and Thursday at 9:10, 10:30 and 1:15.
Three Fined for Crap Shooting.
John Tuttle. Hubert Hughes and
Hubert Cochran, who were arrested
last Saturday night on the charge of
shooting craps, were tried in the po
lice court this afternoon. All of them
were fined $23 and costs.
PKA1SES STUDEXT UXIOX WORK
President Hill Says It Is Greatest
Democratic Organization Here.
That the Student Union is the
greatest democratic organization in
the University, was the opinion ex
pressed by President A. Ross Hill in
a talk at the Union last night. He
claimed that it bound together not
only the present students, but the
alumni, and that in performing this
function it helps to keep down the
false attacks made on the University.
Athletic Director W. E. Meanwell
also made a talk at the meeting. He
told of Missouri's football prospects for
this fall and of the part that athletics
will play during the present war. He
also told of his plans for the organ
ization of intramural athletics. He
plans to have all able-bodied persons
in the University "out for some kind
of athletics. A series of private con
sultations are to be arranged between
Mr. Meanwell and the students, in
which he will advise them asto the
course of training that they should
.MISS McVEY IXTO MOVIES
Former University Girl Probablj Will
Appear on Columbia Screens.
Miss Rose A. McVey, daughter of
Mrs. Charles F. McVey of the Dumas
Apartnents and a sophomore in the
University last year, went to New
York this summer for a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Sidney Drew, and re
mained to try work in motion pic
tures. Miss McVey took a minor part
in a Drew comedy which was shown
early in the summer, but has since
rehearsed in more important roles
and will probably appear in pictures
in Columbia this winter, as a member
of the Metro Company, which pre
sents' the Drew comedies. Miss Mc
Vey is the fourth member of the Mc
Vey family to go into pictures. Mrs.
Drew was formerly Miss Lucille Mc
Vey, and two brothers. Lloyds and
Hartley, have appeared several times
in the Drew comedies.
U. S. OFFICERS GET WAR CROSS
General Duncan and Major King Were
In Verdun Offensive.
By Associated Tress
AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN
FRANCE, Sept 20. Brigadier General
George B. Duncan and Major Campbell
King are the first American officers
to receive the War Cross in the French
awards, growing out of the Americans'
participation in the recent Verdun
offensive, when they acted as ob
servation officers in forward military
positions. Whether the officers will
be permitted to accept the decorations
is not known.
The citation for General Duncan
reads: "He assisted our forces under
circumstances of extreme danger dur
ing violent bombardment at Verdun."
A piece of shrapnel struck the steel
helmet -of the officer. Major King also
visited forward dressing stations.
WHEAT PRICE SUITS MISSOURI
Farmers Here Are 'ot Affected, Says
A. J. Meyer.
The price of $2.20 a bushel for
wheat, as fixed by Herbert Hoover,
food administrator, is not seriously
affecting the Missouri farmer, accord
ing to A- J. Meyer, director of Agri
cultural Extension Service at the
University of Missouri.
"The farmers of Missouri can pro
duce wheat at a maximum cost of
$1.70," said Mr. Meyer. "Many farm
ers have produced wheat at as low a
cost as 90 cents a bushel. I base my
statement on 200 records that I re
ceived from as many farmers. I got
these statistics for Mr. Hoover when
he was about to set the price of
"The government has asked the
Missouri farmer to increase his
amount of wheat for this year 5 per
cent. I already know he will pro
duce 10 per cent more and it is my
belief that it will go as high as 23
"The food supply act of August 12
gave the Missouri Extension Service
$1SO,000 for agricultural purposes and
$50,000 for home economic work,"
continued Mr. Meyer. "In the last
two months the force of fifty has been
increased to seventy-seven workers
and each month more are added.
These men are urging the farmer to
produce more wheat and to do it more
efficiently. The women in the home
economic work are advising women to
do more canning and to buy less com
mercial can goods."
Check Tjphus In Mexico.
By Associated Press
ipvirn pity. Kent. 19. The de
partment of public health in a recent j
hniietln Issued here says that the,
scourge of typhus throughout the re- graphical engineers and road en
public has diminished 50 per cent gineers, ten motor truck companies
-,i trmr smallnox Is being success
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fully combated by widespread vacci
nation. Almost the entire army nas
been vaccinated as have the school
children and occupants.of prisons.
To Attend Press Association Meeting.
Dean-Walter Williams of the School
of Journalism left last night to
attend the meeting of the Missouri
Press Association in St. Louis. II.
W. Smith, instructor in advertising,
went to St. Louis yesterday afternoon
to attend the meeting.
AN INSPECTION TRIP
OF OLDJRAILS ROAD
4 Columbians in Motor Party
Which Leaves Kansas
City on Monday.
HERE MONDAY NIGHT
Highway Commission to Be
In One Car To Boost
Oct. 6 Meeting.
Members of the Missouri State
Highway Commission and officers of
the State and National Old Trails as
soclaUons will leave Kansas City at
8 o'clock next Monday morning in
motor cars for a tour of inspection
of Missouri's chief cross-state high
way. The party will leave the Bal
timore Hotel at S o'clock Monday
morning, stopping at each town on
the Old Trails Road for conferences
with road workers, and will reach Co
lumbia in the evening. After a night
in Columbia, the party will proceed
over the Old Trails Road to St. Louis.
Those who will be in the two cars
will be Judge J. M. Lowe of Kansas
City, president of the National Old
Trails Road Association; E. W.
Stephens of Columbia, vice-president;
S. F. Conley of Columbia, treasurer of
the Missouri Old Trails Road Asso
ciation, and Prof. F. L. Martin and
Dr. W. P. Dysart. both of Columbia,
all of whom will be in the first car,
and the members of the Staje High
way Commission, who will occupy the
The principal object for the road
inspection tour, aside from the real
need for an inspection of the road, is
to arouse interest In the meeting of
the Missouri Old Trails Road Associa
tion, which is to be held in the Dan
iel Boone Tavern here October 6. At
this state convention plans to con
struct a hard surface for the entire
road will be discussed, and it Is
hoped definite action for such work
will be started. Theso'plans include
a hard surface on the Old Trails Road,
over every mile of the historic old
highway, just as soon as possible.
Today the committee is sending to
each town on the Missouri section of
the Old Trails Road a schedule, tell
ing the plans for the trip, just who
will be in the party and when the
cars of the road boosters will arrive.
No formal meetings will be held, but
conferences will be arranged in each
Some idea of the need for action in
regard to the Old Trails Road is
shown by the statements made by C.
B. Miller and S. F. Conley, who mo
tored down to Columbia from Kansas
City yesterday. According to Mr.
Miller and Mr. Conley, the roads from
Kansas' City clear through to Boone
County are in the worst condition
they have been for years.
WED OX WAY TO WASHINGTON
Miss Ruth Ebaugh and W. W. Haines
Are Married In St. Louis.
Miss Ruth Ebaugh and W. W.
Haines were married at the Maryland
Hotel in St. Louis at 6:30 o'clock
Monday afternoon. The wedding
came as a surprise to friends of the
couple, who knew of their engage
ment, but expected the wedding to
occur later. The bride was on her
way to Washington, D. C.t to visit her
father when the wedding took place.
They are spending their honeymoon
Mrs. Haines has lived for the last
three years with Mrs. Virginia Nevins,
131S Anthony street. Mr.-- Haines is
a stockman and farmer living at 01
ney. Mo. They will return to Colum
bia in two weeks.
REGIMENTS TO SPECIALIZE
American Troops Trained for. Definite
Duties In France.
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept 20. American
troops in France are to be supplied
fully with trained forces to deliver
gas and liquid fire attacks, according
to general orders revealed here today
by the War Department. The orders
show that each army of three corps
will have its special engineer regi
ment, whose business it will be to
handle the gas and flame service.
In addition, each army will have
thousands of men in supplementary
units to deal with other phases of
modern fighting. There will, be a
mining service regiment, an order
ervice regiment, a general construe-
Hon regiment and engineers' supply
sen ice attachments, both of topo-
and five wagon companies.
Its Athletics Under University Control
By Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 20. Regents
of the University of Nebraska have
taken over control of athletics from
the management of the athletic board.
The department of athletics has been
made a regular part of the University.
At present Dr. E. J. Stewart, athletic
director and head coach is alone in
charge of fall sports, but it is expect
ed that he will have an assistant.'
KAISER WILL HEDGE
IN Pffi ANSWER
No Declaration Regarding
Belgium Expected in Re
ply to Pope's Note.
A VALUABLE PAWN
And German Sentiment Is
Against Abandoning Cap
By Associated Tress ,
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (delayed). While
the text of the German reply to Pope
Benedict's peace proposals will not be
announced before Saturday, the Ber
lin press and parliamentary circles
concur in predicting that the mes
sage will not be a specific declaration
The fate of that country is calling
forth excessive pan-German frothing
due to the recurrent rumor that the
government had definitely decided to
abandon all intentions of permanent
control of the occupied Belgian terri
tory. Official quarters today were non
committal on the subject of the Ger
man answer other than admitting
that It will be delivered to the papal
delegate at Munich tomorrow. The
impression prevailing in weU-ln-formed
quarters is that the note will
put the subject of Belgium in abey
ance. This Is considered only in
keeping with the Pope's present ef
forts at Mediation which, it is pointed
out, do not call for specific peace
terms regarding Belgium. The Ger
man attitude on this point might
tersely be expressed this way:
"Germany considers Belgium too
valuable a pawn to be exposed to
jeopardy through an ill-timed or hasty
On the subject of international ar
bitration, the German note, it is be
lieved, will express approval of the
subject. However, in view 'of pre
vious failures of such International
tribunals, it is assumed the Pope will
come forth with a proposal of a
scheme to serve as an institution of
NEARLY IDEAL FOR THE CHOP.S
Corn Made Good Progress and Is
Last week was nearly ideal for
ripening crops, says the weekly
weather and crop bulletin of the U.
S. Weather Bureau, issued at 10
o'clock yesterday. The bulletin says:
"The weather was abnormally cool,
with light frost in a few localities, on
September 11 and 12, 1ut otherwise
the week was Ideal for- ripening crops
and for all farm work. Light showers
fell in twenty or more counties, in
cluding the western border from
Barton to Jackson, and thence across
the state in a northeasterly direction
to Marion County; there was no rain
at all in the remainder of the state.
but, except in one or two northern
localities, there Is ample moisture in
the soil for present needs.
"The corn crop made progress, and
its advancement toward maturity Is
quite uniform and satisfactory. Much
of the advanced crop is cut and in
shock, and the late planted is well
along in the roasting ear. Reports
confirm previous statements that
three-fourths of the crop will be safe
from danger by frost by September 20
and 90 per cent will- be out of danger
by October 1.
"Preparation for wheat seeding is
well ahead, with soil in good condi
tion; the acreage will be larger than
usual; seeding has begun in several
localities south of the Missouri River.
"Irish potatoes are yielding well,
and sweet potatoes are promising.
Late gardens and all minor crops are
"Pastures, as a rule, and late for
age crops continue in good condition.
A fair yield of clover seed is being
secured. Hay cutting is in progress,
with satisfactory yields.
"Apple picking has begun. The
crop, as a whole, is fair to good, but
is much better in some localities than
STEEL WORKERS GET l RAISE
Advance of 10 Per Cent Granted By
U. S. Corporation.
By Associated Press
NEW YORK, Sept. 20. The United
States Steel Corporation today an
nounced a 10 per cent advance in the
wages of its workers, to take effect
Boone County Hogs To State Fair.
W. H. Thomson and A. O. Boyd
will ship eighteen hogs tomorrow to
Sedalia where they have been entered
at the Missouri State Fair, which
will start Saturday. Mr. Thomson
will enter six Duroc'-Jersey3 and Mres S. Grant will not have a chance to
Boyd will exhibit a dozen Poland-1
Chna Ttnft, t, tVpn nrrmi-Jhe
urns on their hpgs at the fair before.
Acacias Will Give a Smoler.
The Acacia fraternity will give a
smoker at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night at the chapter house, 821 Rollins
For Columbia and Vicinity: Pome cloudi
ne. liut Kenerally fair weather tonight
and Friday; cooler tonight.
For Missouri: (Tenerally fair tonight and
Irlday, except showers extreme northeast
portion tonight and south and east
central portions Friday. Cooler tonight.
There Is more or less cloudiness In the
loner Missouri and upper half of the
Mississippi valley and in the most of the
eastern states north of the Onlo Light
to moderate showers have fallen In east
tii part of South Dakota, In Minnesota,
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.
There has been no rain In the grain dis
trict south of the Missouri or in the cot
A high pressnre wave is giving fair and
cooler weather In the northwestern states
with light frost In Nebraska, western
"nuth and North Dakota. Wyoming, and
Montana; but the Heather It turrlnj
warmer In western Canada.
In Columbia there will be some cloudi
ness during the first part of the next 24
hours, but generally fair weather will
vail over Friday and probably Satur
day. Tonight will be somewhat cooler
than last night.
The highest temperature in Columbia
M-sterday was SI degrees anil the lowest
'.:-t night was 5C; precipitation 0.00;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 47
r cent. A year ago yesterday the hlgh
et temperature was 77 and the lowest 43;
precipitation 0 00 Inch.
Sun rises today, 5V, a. m. Sun sets
:iu p. m.
Moon ets 8:40 p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m fiS 11 a. m fi2
s a. m :'.) 12 m m
t a. m m 1 p. m B2
10 a. ni 01 2 p. ni j til
ENROLLMENT ONLY 3G0 BEHIND
Decrease In Attendance at M. U. This
Year Less Than Many Predicted.
A decrease of 5G0 from ths total en
rollment last year existed at noon
today when 1,969 students had regis
tcred. At the end of the fourth day
last year 2,529 had registered.
The figures given out at noon today
indicate practically the final total for
this year. Only three students regis
tered up to noon today, while thirteen
registered the fourth day last year.
The decrease of 5C0 is less than
many had predicted as a result of the
call to war service that 'has been
answered bv students from all de
Just what the proportion between
men and women is this year has not
been ascertained yet, owing to the rush
of work in the office of the registrar.
Indications are that there are more
women enrolled this year than ever
before, with their proportion to the
total number of men substantially
raised by the decrease in men's regis
tration. Class work started at 8 o'clock this
morning. The smaller enrollment was
apparent in he absence of the usual
crow ds in Academic Hall. The loss Is
fairly evenly distributed among the
various classes, not being so evident
as was expected.
VETERAN AVIATOR MEETS DEATH
Captain Roeckel Has Won Cross of
the Legion of Honor.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press)
PARIS, Sept 19. Captain Roeckel,
one of the oldest in service and one
of the most remarkable of French
aviators, has just been killed in a fly
ing accident at Vlllacoublay, after
risking death a thousand times over
the enemy's lines. Captain Roeckel
was the creator of the French system
of regulating artillery fire from air
planes. Among his exploits was the
destruction' of half of the artillery of
the Sixteenth German army corps in
the vicinity of Triaucourt, September
S, 1914. This achievement provoked
a general note by Marshal Joffre re
garding the use of "airplanes of
Two days after his success near
Triaucourt, Captain Roeckel, flying at
a height of 300 yards, discovered the
position of a division of Bavarian In
fantry in the region of Vaux Marie,
signalled it to the artillery, then got
back to camp with his machine rid
dled with bullets and shell fragments.
When the French infantry advanced
and occupied the position, they found
4.S00 dead Bavarians on the field, all
victims of the French 3-inch field
Captain Roeckel had won the cross
of the legion of honor and the war
cross with .six palms for as many cita
tions in the orders of the army.
State to Audit Sanitarium's Books.
By Associated Tress
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo . SepL 20.
A statement that M. M. Marbut, treas
urer of the State Sanitarium at Mount
Vernon, Mb., was interested financial
ly in contracts of the institution, is
named in a report of the state audi
tor, who has decided to go over the
books of the institution. Mr. Marbut,
it is also stated, let $60,000 of build
ing contracts without bids and the
architect was also employed without
Ulysses S. Grant Exempted.
By Associated Press
BISMARCK, N. D.. Sept 19. Ulys
nimseii as lamuus iu m
was nameu alter, in mis war wun
Germany, for the North Dakota dis
trict exemption board here has ex
empted him from military service on
the grounds that he has a dependent
wife, and as a result a great name
Is lost to the military annals of the
Offensive Started at Dawn
Promises to Be Great War
PUSH BACK TEUTONS
Bitter Fighting Is Now In
Progress in Neighborhood
of Menin Road.
By Associated Press
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN
BELGIUM, Sept. 20. Field Marshal
Haig's. offensive, which was begun at
dawn this morning on the Belgian
battlefront, proceeded with marked
effect, especially in the crucial section
between the Ypres-Rouler railroad
and Hollebeke. A bitter fight is in
progress in, the neighborhood of Iver
ness Copse, Nuns Wood and Glen
If the attackers maintain the posi
tions they have secured in this sec
tion they will have accomplished one
of the most important achievementa
in months. German infantry is mak
ing a most determined resistance to
retain this vital ground and Teuton
artillery is retaliiating heavily against
the British big guns.
Today's offensive will be known as
the battle of the Menin Road. Fair
weather has improved the ground, but
mud was still deep and the whole ter
ritory is covered with water-filled
shell holes. Tangled barbed wire
and shattered trees are on all sides.
The German defenses are composed
of concrete redoubts. The Germans
poured a stream of bullets into the
ranks of the advancing troops from
their concrete redoubts. Every little
elevation and woods was filled with
The British encountered hard fight
ing in many places, but magnificent
artillery work made the drive easier.
British barrage swept the country
like a broom. The Germans knew the
attack was coming, but were unaware
of the exact location of the enemy.
OLD GLEE CLUB MEX TO MEET
Plans for New Year to Be Discussed
by Members Thursday Night.
Plans for the coming season will
be discussed by the old members of
the University Glee and Mandolin
Clubs at a meeting at the homo of Dr.
Chester Murray In the Dumas Apart
ments at 7:30 o'clock tonight.
It is the intention of the officers this
year to start the work of the clubs at
once, instead of waiting for several
weeks, as in past years.
The Glee Club this year will be
composed of forty men as last year,
ten men being carried in each section.
The Mandolin Club will be composed
of between ten and fifteen men. The
clubs are under the direction of Dr.
Chester Murray of the romance lan
guage department of the University.
The student officers are: President,
David Batiks; business manager, R.
Egger; secretary, E. C Bohrer.
ASHLAXD COUPLE WED nEBE
Wedding of C. B. Dullard and Clara
Sapp Takes Place at Courthouse.
Claude B. Bullard, 22 years pld, of
Ashland and Miss Clara Alice Sapp,
22, of Ashland, R. F. D. 1. were mar
ried this morning in the women's
parlors in the Courthouse by the Rev.
C. L. Bullard of the Baptist Church of
Ashland. Mr. Bullard is an uncle of
the bridegroom. The bride Is a
daughter of John K. Sapp. A number
of friends and relatives were present
HELEX CLARK BETTER TODAY
'o Xew Cases of Infantile Paralrgll
Helen Clark was reported better to
day and as doing as well as could be
expected, by her physician, Dr. James
Gordon. No new cases of infantile
paralysis have been reported and it
is believed that her case is an is
FERGUSOX SILENT OX LOAN
Texas Governor Refuses to Tell About
By Associated Tress
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 20. Governor
'james E. Ferguson, on trial before the
senate high court of impeachment, this
morning refused to tell who lent him
$156,000 several months ago to pay
Most Xot Enter Saloons.
By Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Sept 20. Or
ders were Issued today by the Mis
souri Prison Board that no employes
of the institution, from prison guard
to penitentiary warden, shall enter
saloons. The penalty for violation of
the ruling is dismissal.
Accepts a Position In Washington.
Miss Mary Winston Jones left today '
to take a civil service position in
Washington, D. C. She will be em
ployed In the office of the Tariff Cora
mission. Miss Jones has made her
home with her cousin. Miss Louise
Stanley, three years while she at
tended the University. -,
BIG BELGIAN DI