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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBJA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1917.
HIES IN FRANCE
I IN j FETTLE
Regiments Eager to Go
"Over the Top" With
No Waste Motions in Train
ing Americans for Trench
By Associated Press
SOMEWHERE ALONG BRITISH
FRONT IN FRANCE, Sunday, Sept. 23.
On an historic battlefield which
merges into the fighting lines are en
camped many American troops. For
military reasons it is impossible to
tell just where these men are, who
they are or what they are doing, but
it may be said on authority that they
are a credit to the Stars and Stripes,
which, for the first time in histiry,
fight for a foreign friend from a camp
of American soldiers in this part of
Some of the men have been working
continually and in some instances
cohered by German artillery fire al
ready. In Fine Condition.
The Associated Press heard these
men were here and sought them out
They are a fine, healthy looking lot,
and under two months of hard work
have been put in the finest condition.
They are prepared and anxious to try
for honors with the Germans. In fact,
their only disappointment is that they
are not permitted to follow their
"Tommy" allies into the trenches oc
casionally. It is said that until or
ders were issued recently the officers
had a hard time keeping the men out
of the British trenches.
More than one American soldier have
already made friends with the Tom
mies, to be taken into the trenches for
a few exhilarating moments. It would
have been unwise, perhaps, for the
correspondent to inquire whether
any of the American officers have
"done their bit" in this manner. Nev
ertheless, the correspondent has
grae suspicion's that some of the of
ficers have been "over the top" with
their Allies before orders forbade it
'o False Motions.
The correspondent visited two dif
ferent camps and in each there was
the same kind of methodical activities
characteristic of American methods
Things were moving smoothly and no
false motions were being made. Ef
ficiency was the watchword every
where. This contingent of Americans who
are learning all about the situation
will make a valuable addition to the
American fighting front when other
regiments of American troops land
on French soil.
U. S. and German Uniforms Similar.
LONDON, Sept. 24. Similar
ity between the American and German
uniform for navy officers has caused
several men of Admiral Sims' staff in
London to be mistaken for German
naval officers, prisoners of war, being
shown about the city. Several U. S.
N. officers visited an old abbey at Ep
ping Forest A crowd had gathered
outside the abbey and when the of
ficers reappeared they were greeted
with: "Hello, Germany. How's the
When this was reported at the
American Embassy other officers told
of similar experiences.
Apples at 15 Cents a Pound.
LONDON, Sept. 24. Reports of
great amounts of fruit going to waste
in Middle West orchards cause the
Americans here to sigh explosively.
Fruit in England is treasure. Woe
begone little apples sell in London
from 15 cents a pound upwards. The
standard price for peaches is a quar
ter each, and the shops display them
like jewels, each peach having a
square foot of vari-colored crinkly
paper about it. Weazened little
oranges are 6 cents each. Grapes are
above 33 cents a pound.
One reason the supply of fruit is
greatly diminished is because of an
enormous demand from the war hos
pitals. The average Englishman
doesn't complain, as he rarely eats
fruit with breakfast, and for his din
ner tart there has boon nn nlnindnnt
harvest of plums. !
The British food controller has
Riven his attention to jams and Jellies,
and on September 1 fixed prices went
into effect Plum and apple jams are
Ij cents a pound, purchasable in 7
Pound containers; strawberry, black
currant, cherry and apricot jams. 22 '
cents a pound.
Saiintrs Total 400 Millions.
LONDON, Sept 24. From the sale
of small savings certificates at post
offices throughout the emnire. the to
tal had exceeded $400,000,000 on Au-
Xo Air Alarms at Sight.
LONDON. Sept. 24. There will be
no air raid warning rockets fired at
night, it has been decided. The Great
est danger in air ralila la frnm fnllinir
bits of shrapnel used by the invading
and defensive airplanes in battle,
and not from bombs. At night most
of London is under cover, and needs
WOMEX BI7YEKS TWO TO OXE
Co-Op Manager Telegraphs for More
Hooks for Co-Eds.
Two women for every man have
stood before the counters of the Co
Op since school opened, with the re
sult that Alfonso Johnson, the mana
ger, is clear out of books of petticoat
preference, and has had to telegraph
for more. Plenty of agricultural and
engineering volumes lean in the
shelves, but the demand is less by 25
per cent than last year. So wary
were the local book buyers that no
engineering books were ordered last
summer until Dean E. J. McCaustland
could supply an estimate of men ac
President A. Ross Hill did some
very accurate guessing last April
when he told the book stores that
probably 25 per cent fewer students
would attend this fall. This predic
tion has worked perfectly, Mr. John
son says, and his order of 25 per cent
less books is figuring out right.
During the summer the Co-Op found
itself the center of the state's supply
of mechanical drawing material, as its
stock was the largest in Missouri. But
one factory in the country makes
drawing material and the government
has taken it over to turn out gun
sights. Consequently the Co-Op has
been doing a little wholesaling.
The student will find only one thing
that has not gone up in price, Mr.
Johnson says, and that is fountain
pens. No earthly use has been found
for a fountain pen on a battlefield;
consequently there is no incentive to
raise the price.
FELLS GERM PLANE
U. S. Aviator, Lafayette Fly
ing Corps, Continues His
I'.y Associated Press
SOMEWHERE ON THE BRITISH
FRONT, Sept. 24 Lieutenant Raoul
Luferry of Wallingford, Conn., one
of the most prominent members of
the Lafayette Flying . Corps, contin
ued his brilliant expositions today
when he destroyed one German ma
chine and forced another to alight
near the French line.
Sergeant Penath Marr of San Fran
cisco was attacked by four German
machines and forced to land when the
wires controlling the elevating planes
nf his airnlnnp irprp rut hv finllotc i
of his airplane were cut by bullets.
The members of the Lafayette
Squadron were watching a fight over
their own field this morning when a
French aviator brought down another
ACCUSED OF DEFEAUDIXG STATE
Three Arrests Made as Result of Grand
Uy Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Sept. 24 John
W. Scott, former commissioner of
permanent seat of government; John
W. Riner, a coal dealer, and Lee Jor
don were arrested here tolay on in
dictments returned Saturday by the
grand jury that has been investigating
alleged trafficking in state supplies.
Jordon is charged with collecting
for cement which he did not furnish to
the penitcntary. Riner and Scott have
sold coal belonging to the state in
stitution, according to the charge.
Eight indictments are filed against
Scott and three against Riner in the
Jewish Organization Elects Officers.
The Jewish students' congregation
held an election at "the Y. M. C. A.
yesterday afternoon. The officers
are: President, A. Morris Ginsberg;
vice-president, Himey White; secre
tary, Florence Libermuth; treasurer,
Nathan Schneck, and sergeant-at-arms,
Leo Finkelstein. Services for
Yom Kippur, a Jewish fast day, will
begin at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night
and will be continued until 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning. The services
are open to the public
Good Enrollment at Bible College.
While the number enrolled in the
Bible College of Missouri is a little
smaller than last year, the registra
tion has kept pace proportionately
with that of the University. The num
ber in the special Christian College
classes is about the same. Prof. A.
W. Taj lor says there is a slight re-
duction in the, ministerial students '
owing to war service and other war
To Brazil After Visit Here.
Mrs. M. B. Powell and little daugh
ter. -Mary Gertrude, left today for
Brazil. Mrs. Powell i3 the daughter
of Mrs. Henry Price of Read Hail,
whom she has been visiting. Her
husband, who is a graduate of
University, is in business in Brazil.
Fraternity Head Jislts Local Order.
Claude Gignoux of St. Louis, prov
ince commander of the Kappa Alpha
Order, was a guest at the Kappa Al
pha fraternity house Saturday and
Mr. Gignoux is a former
student of the University.
TO PAY VEHICLE TAX
After a Week, Round-Up of
Offending Owners Will
$2 FOR MOTOR CAR
City Collector Expects New
License Law Will Yield
Columbia owners of vehicles have
been given a week more in which to
get licenses before enforcement of the
law will be begun.
Berry Jacobs, city collector, has
extended the time on account of his
absence from his office for the last
two weeks. After next Monday, a
plain clothes officer will be stationed
on the main streets to arrest persons
who drive unlicensed vehicles.
Mr. Jacobs expects to issue about
j S00 licenses, which will give the city
a revenue of about ?1,500. A number
of University students have automo
biles here which they will send home
in a few weeks. Mr. Jacobs says they
will not be expected to get licenses.
The license fee for all motor ve
hicles except motorcycles is $2; for
the latter, $1. The fee for one-horse
pleasure vehicles is $1; for all other
horse-drawn vehicles, $2.
GUARDSMEX STUDY FRENCH
:t()0 Recehe Instruction now 8.000
Men Expected in Schools Later.
Ity Associated Press
CAMP DONIPHAN. Fort Sill, Okla.,
Sept. 24. Three hundred Kansas and
Missouri national guardsmen are
studying French here under direction
of Y. M. C A. instructors and ex
cellent progress is being made.
Mathematics, history, science and
English branches also are being taught
to newly organized classes.
When all of the guardsmen from the
two states are encamped here, it is
estimated that eight thousand students
will attend night classes. The courses
of instruction are not limited in scope.
Classes will be taught in any subject
provided enough students can be se
cured to justify organization of a class.
All instructors are graduates of recog
nized colleges or universities and are
prepared to teach any subject.
ROAD COMMITTEE DUE TOXIfiHT
Columbians on Inspection Tour, left
Itnticnc Cttv Thiu "Hnmiln
Kansas City This Morning.
The members of the Missouri State
Highway Commission and officers of
the State and National Old Trails as
sociations will arrive in Columbia
some time tonight. Promptly at S
o'clock this morning they left the
Baltimore Hotel In Kansas City.
Among the party are E. W. Steph
ens, S. F. Conley, Prof. F. L. Martin
and Dr. W. P. iDysart of Columbia.
The principal object for the road in
spection 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 October 6.
XEW CLUB MEETS FIRST TIME
C. C. Taylor Talks to Sunday Snnset
Club on "Value of Associations."
The first meeting of the Sunday
Sunset Club, held in the Y. M. C. A.
Building at 4:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, was well attended. The Y.
M. C. A. orchestra made its first ap
pearance. D. C. Pharis sang. Prof.
C. C. Taylor of the sociology depart
ment of the University talked on "The
Value of Association." A light lunch
eon was served. The meeting closed
at G g'clock. Meetings will be held
every Sunday afternoon and all Uni
versity men are invited to attend.
College Girls Attend Church in Body.
Stephens College students and
fecuity attended the Baptist Church
yesterday morning in accordance with
the custom that the entire student
body attend the Baptist Church the
first Sunday of the college year. The
Rev. T. W. Young preached a sermon
of welcome. Stephens College students
sang an anthem under the direction of
Miss Agnes Husband, head of the
vocal department. Miss Husband also
sang a solo.
Former Student Wounded,
J. A. Murry, a former student
the School of Journalism, who is a
member of a Canadian regiment, has
been wounded in France, according to
la letter received here from his sis-
Thc seriousness of his wounds
is not known, but it Is said Mr. Murry
will be in the hospital for several i
Infant Daughter Dies.
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Coats of 1211 Morc3 boulevard died
yesterday evening. The burial took
place this afternoon at the Dripping
Alpha Phis Annonnce Xew Pledge.
Alpha Phi announces the pledging
yesterday of Miss Nancy George of
Mayfield, Ky., and Miss Nada Wild of
DAYS D0CT0RS1F SEVEN 1
COUNTIES MEET HERE
Twenty-Five Physicians Are
Guests of Local Medical
SESSIONS AT TAVERN
Banquet Followed by Talks
Is Program for Evening
Medical men of seven counties, in
cluding Boone, attended a meeting of
the Boone County Medical Association
in the iDanlel Boone Tavern this aft-
ernoon. Twenty-five delegates, renre-
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Boone, Mexico, Audrain. Callaway,
Cooper, Randolph and Howard coun
ties, were present.
The session this afternoon was the
first of the meeting, and a banquet to
night, followed by a business meet
ing, will conclude the convention.
Dr. J. E. Thornton of Columbia is
president of the organization and Dr.
J. E. Jordan, also of Columbia, is
This afternoon's meeting consisted
of a program of papers on technical
subjects, followed by a clinic. The
business session was held in the as
sembly room of the new tavern. Pa
pers were read by Dr. C. E. Burford
of St. Louis, Dr. G. D. McCall of Ful
ton, Dr. C. II. Von Ravens way of
Boonville and Dr. W. A. Clark of Jef
Dr. W. W. Duke, a well known phy
sician of Kansas City, will be the chief
speaker at tonight's meeting.
COUXTY TO HOLD COHX SHOW
Chariton Impressed Willi Xeed
Greater Food Production.
Chariton County will have a corn
show and agricultural round-up No
vember 1 to 3 to emphasize the fact
that the farmers are awake to the
national need of food conservation
and production. Sam M. Jordan, for
merly lecturer for the State Board of
Agriculture, is now farm adviser ofl
At'the corn show prizes of $1,000
in gold will be given. Entries to the
corn show are open to all and no fees
will be charged. Professors from the
extension department of the College
of Agriculture will address the farm
ers and visitors.
STEEL PRICES FIXED
Present Quotations Lowered
from SO to 70 Per Cent
Effective at Once.
ny Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. Uniform
steel prices for the American govern
ment, the public and the Allies which
represent reductions of from 40 to 70
per cent from the present market quo
tations, were approved today by Pres
ident Wilson. The prices were deter
mined in an agreement between steel
producers and the War Industries
Board after conferences lasting more
than a month.
The prices were based on the cost
of production figures furnished by
the Federal Trade Commission, which
made an investigation at the request
of the President. The War Industries
Board will supervise the distribution
of steel in a manner best calculated
to win the war. The agreement stip
ulates no wage reduction in the steel
industry and calls for a capacity pro
duction. The new prices start immediately
and are subject to revision January 1,
Education Students to Meet.
There will be a meeting of the jun
iors and seniors in the School of Ed
ucation tomorrow afternoon in Room
130, Academic Hall, to complete the
organization of that department and
select a student councilman. The
seniors will meet at 4:13 o'clock and
the juniors at 4:30.
Prizes tor Best Mule Colts.
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sociation will offer $300 in cash prizes
for the best mule colts, either sex, at
the Boone County Fair, Friday,'
October 12, 1917. No entrance fee is
lr0CIU,re(L Entry can be made with the
secretary of the Boone County
Fire in Xegro Home, West Walnut,
Fire was discovered last night at
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Fields, a negro, in the 1000 block on1
West Walnut street. The fire depart-
ment extinguished the fire with chem-
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way. The damage was slight.
XegToes Sentenced In Police Court.
Charley Burnham, a negro, pleaded
guilty before police court this morn
ing to the charge of selling whisky.
He was sentenced to six months in
jail. Another negro, Ish Jackson,
was fined $5 and costs for disturbing
For Columbia ami Ylrlnltv i-..i- ...ii,.
ami Tue.l.iy, prol.jl.ly unsettled Tuesday
' afternoon; warmer.
'mFor, Ml!"tnrl: Fnlr and warmer tonight
Tuesday, prolulily Increasing cloudiness
wan warmer east and cooler north portion.
As a result of a well-formed hlch pres
sure wave, fine weather continues from and
lncludlnK the lower Plains, and Mississippi
Valley eastward to the Atlantic. Out of the
far Northwest. Including Western Cananda,
the northern Kocky Mountains and upper
plains, a low pressure wave Is traveling
southeastward attended by cloudy and
showery weather, which in turn Is followed
uy another high pressure, accompanied by
clearing skies and cooler weather.
There was no rain during the past 24
hours in the principal grain region, and
fair weather prevailed In the western cot
ton belt; but showers continued over
tsitnnlay and Sirnday In Alabama, Georgia
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Mountains continue moderate.
1 '" Columbia, generally fair and pleasant
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relative humidity, '1 p. m. yesterday . per
.mi. . jt.it iigj jcsicni'iy trie nignest
temperature was Tl and the lowest 40;
presipltatlon, 0.00 Inch.
Sun rises today, 5:.S a. m. Sun sets
G:OI p. in.
vMoun sets, 11:39 p. ni.
The Temperature Today.
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SEXATOR YEATER IX MAXILA
Met Uy Missouri Party in Tender
Decorated with Gold anil Black.
President A. Ross Hill has just
heard from Senator Charles E. Yeater,
who arrived in Manila August 22 to
take up his work as vice governor-g-neral
of the-Philippines. An inten
esting incident in connection with his
landing and one that appealed to Mr.
Yeater was the fact that a large
tender, decorated in University of Mis
souri colors and carrying 60 Mis
sourians chanting M-I-S-S-O-U-R-I
came out to the quarantine station to
meet the steam.er on which he sailed.
He was met at the pier by General
Jones, Chief of Staff, a crowd of 2,000
people and the famous constabulary
band playing "Hail Columbia" and
other American patriotic airs, and
escorted to the governor-general's
1 palace. .
Although Senator Yeater had been in
Manila only a few days when he wrote,
he had already been guest of honor at
several large luncheons and banquets,
the first banquet being given by the
ARRESTED FOR WAR SPEECH
George Pniliam, Former Columbian,
Tried and Acquitted.
.George Pulllam, a former resident
of Columbia, who according to his
father-in-law, W. H. Vandeventer, 614
Range line, was arrested about a
month and a half ago in Galesburg,
III., for making a radical war speech,
and was tried and acquitted in Chi-
cage, is here visiting Mr. Vandeventer.
Mr. Puiliam, who was waiting for a
train in Galesburg, began discussing
the war with a crowd at the station,
when a policemen entered and asked
who authorized him to make a public
speech. Saying he had a few more
points to make, Pulliman continued
speaking and was arrested.
Mr. Puiliam was a student in the
University about twelve years ago,
having attended the School of Engi
neering for three years. He has been
working for the Wtestern Electric
Company in Chicago, III.
EQUALIZATIOX BOARD IX SESSIOX
Goetz & Lindsey and C. W. Fnrtney
Protest Airainst Assessments.
The Boone County board of equal
ization met in the County Court room
this morning to consider protests
against increases of assessments
authorized by this board. In two cases
merchants appeared to protest against
a rise in their assessments. Goetz &
Lindsey, a jewelry firm, and Charles
Wi. Furtney, an electrician, were the
The assessment of Goetz & Lindsey
had been raised from $2,500 to $3,500.
Furtney from $250 to $750. Action on
the complaints was not taken
The county board of equalization is
composed of the members of the coun
ty court, county surveyor, county as-
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Former Student Sow In Cuba,
Gilbert C. Chandler, a junior In the
College of Agriculture who left early
last spring and enlisted in the
marine corps, has been tranferred to
, Gnantanamo Bay. Cuba. Chandler
qualified A3 an expert marksman of
the first class, winning first prize in a
competition. He was made a non-
commissioned omcer seven weens
after enlistment. His brother, Terry,
i3 a freshman in the College of Agri-
culture this year.
J. P. Ganfs Sephew on Way to Paris.
! Word has teen received here that
,the Rev. Dr. J. R. Finley, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church at Memphis,
Mo., left New York last Monday for
Pans as a Y. M. C. A. secretary. Mr.
Finley is a nephew of J. P. Gant of
thi3 city and was here on his vacation
this summer when he received his appointment.
State Department Is Holding
Sensational Facts of Oth
MANY ARE INVOLVED
List of Persons Contributing
to Propaganda Is Includ
ed in Data.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. While
there is no indication of what will be
the State Department's next disclos
ure of the German intrigue in Amer
ica or elsewhere, it is known that dis
closures as sensational as any yet
published are being held in reserve
and may be made at any time.
One of the things the State Depart
ment has is a list of persons alleged
to have raised German money in the
passport frauds, in munitions plots
ana practically all the other activi
ties of German intrigue here.
HUGE PLOTJS BARED
Revolution of 2,000,000 Mal
contents Said to Have
Ily Associated Press
ENID, Okla., Sept. 24. A revolu
tion of 2,000,000 malcontents, nation
wide in scope, backed by the I. W. W.
and forty-eight affiliated organiza
tions, including the Working Class
Union, in which it was planned to ap
ply the torch to small cities, shoot
officers of the government and demor
alize the country, was planned for
July 27 last, according to the testi
mony today of Will Hoover, state wit
ness in the trial of the eleven alleged
anti-draft agitators from Central Ok
lahoma. IT'S MAJOR ELLERY FARMER SOW
Former Commandant at M. U. Will
Help Train Drafted Men.
Major Ellery Farmer, former com
mandant at the University, has recent
ly been ordered to the cantonment
near Louisville, Ky., where he will as
sist in training the drafted men from
Kentucky and Indiana.
Major Farmer has spent the last two
and a half years in the Panama Canal
zone. He received his promotion from
a captaincy when he was ordered to
Glennon Club Elects Officers.
The Glennon Club, an organization
of Catholic students, held its first
meeting yesterday afternoon at tho
residence of Father T. J. Lloyd. Wk
K. Stone addressed the members and
welcomed the new students. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the
coming year; President, L. P. Gambee,
Portland, Ore.; vice-president. Miss
Lenore Watts, Columbia! secretary,
Robert L. Ward, Independence; treas
urer, L. B. Bouvy, Kansas City. Plans
were made for a picnic to be held at
Rollins Springs, Thursday evening.
Miss Ida Xorthcutt Dies.
Miss Ida Northcutt died at FViton
at 7:20 o'clock yesterday evening. She
was 59 years of age and leaves two
brothers and two sisters, Leslie North
cutt and Miss Mattie Northcutt of 1117
Ash street. Columbia; L. C. Northcutt,
Elmira Cal., and Mrs. J. P. RenaTl.
San Francisco. Funeral services
will be conducted at 10 o'clock tomorrow-
by the Rev. M. A. Hart. Burial
will take place at the Antioch ceme
tery. ItcToIiitionlst Sot Wanted In Mexico.
MEXICO CITY. Sept. 24. Orders
have been sent to the governors of all
states instructing them to expel from
the country all persons who were con
nected with the outbreak in February,
1913. in which Hucrta siezed the
capital and in which Madcro lost his
life, and who have come back to
Mexico without the express permission
of President Carranza or the Secretary
of State for the Interior.
Home Economics Club to Meet.
The Home Economics Club of the
University will hold its first meeting
of this year tomorrow evening In Room
119, Academic Hall. The president is
Miss Rowena Schmidt.
U. H. S. Closed Tomorrow.
The University High School will
be closed tomorrow to allow the
painters to complete the work begun
on the interior.
Classes will begin
To Work In Washington, D. C.
Manley Stockton has accepted a
position in Washington, D. C in the
Bureau of Markets, Mr. Stockton was
assistant in horticulture in the Uni
versity. Will Teach in Oklahoma.
J. Ray Cable, instructor in econo
mics, has accepted a position as pro
fessor of economics in the University