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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1917.
TOURISTS FIND KEEN
INTEREST IN ROADS
Assured for Old Trails
Meeting Here Oct. 6.
TO ST. LOUIS TODAY
Party Notes Bad Stretch at
Western End of Staje
Enthusiastic over the prospect of a
large attendance at the meeting of
the Missouri Old Trails Road Associa
tion, to be held here October C, the
party which is now on a tour of in
spection of the road between Kansas
City and St Louis reached Columbia
at S o'clock last night. The second
lap of the journey, which is being
made by motor car, was started at 7
o'clock this morning, and the members
of the party expected to reach St.
Louis at S tonight.
Making the trip are E. V. Stephens,
Prof. F. L. Martin and Dr. W. P. Dy
sart of Columbia; Judge J. M. Lowe of
Kansas City, president of the Na
tional Old Trails Association; A. C
McKibbin, secretary of the State
Highway Commission, and W. C
Trafis. driver of the car.
The party started froci the Balti
more Hotel in Kansas City at 8:30
o'clock yesterday morning. Except at
Independence, meetings to arouse in
terest in the coming good roads con
vention in Columbia were held at
every town along the route where
stops were made.' Letters had been
sent in advance to good roads advo
cates and members of the county
courts in the principal town3, invit
ing them to meet the road committee
in informal conference.
County Judges lo" Be Here.
All along the line there was a ready
response to the invitation. Members
of the committee, on arrival here last
night, said they were convinced that
the present Interest in the subject of
a hard-surface road from St Louis to
Kansas City was greater than ever
before. Assurances were received
that from one to three motor loads of
road "boosters," in addition to mem
bers of the county court, will come
from each of the counties visited.
Meetings were held at Wellington,
Lexington, Dover, Waverly, Malta
Bend, Marshall, Arrow nock, Boon
ville and Old Franklin. At each
place the committee extended an ur
gent invitation to good roads advo
cates to come to the Columbia meet
ing and join in the organized effort
to take advantage of federal aid in
improving the Old Trails road.
The provisions of the Hawes good
roads bill were explained. Under
this act of the State Legislature, Gov
ernment aid (state and federal in
equal shares) is assured to any coun
ty, to the same extent that the county
subscribes, for road betterment. On
this dollar-for-dollar basks. If a coun
ty Taises, say, $100,000 for roads. Gov
ernment aid will increase the sum
available to $200,000.
The committee pointed out the de
sirability, of an immediate, concerted
movement to complete the hard-surfacing
of the state's principal high
way, and all along the route there
was general concurrence.
Need of Improvement.
The trip was one of inspection as
well as of propaganda. It showed
conclusively, the members said, that
there was need of Improvement. Mr.
McKibbin said that out of 3,500 miles
of road which he had recently covered
in Missouri, the worst section was the
western end of the Old Trails road.
Part of this bad stretch was in Jack
son County; most of it was In Lafay
ette. The rest of the road was in
fairly good condition, with the excep
tion of several places which showed
signs of neglect. This was notably
true of portions of the road in Jack
son County, which, though boasting
of its rock highways, has allowed
some of them to become rough
through want of proper maintenance.
Dust at times bothered the motorists.
but on the whole the trip was pleas
A feature to which the committee
looked forward as they resumed their
Journey this morning was a promised
catfish dinner at noon today at Mln
eola. One hour was to be spent there.
As on yesterday's trip, the party
planned to hold frequent meetings
along the way, interesting the eastern
counties in the important Columbia
Heating System to Cost $10,000.
The trustees of Stephens College
will meet Saturday afternoon to let
the contract for the new heating plant
to be installed in the college build
ings. J. p. Jameson has drawn up
the plans and specifications for the
system, which will cost approximately
Self Government at College.
The officers of the Student Govern
ment Association at Christian College
this year are: President, Helen Har
vey, Sioux City. la.; vice-president
Harriet Cravens, Gallatin; secretary,
Dorothy Oldham, Hutchinson, Kan.
JEWS TO OBSERVE FAST DAY
Liturgy of Day at Atonement Is Unl
Tersal in Character.
For all Jews, orthodox or reform,
throughout the world, the setting of
tonight's sun will mark the beginning
of Yom Kippur, Day or Atonement
According to orthodox custom, no
thing will be eaten or drunk until the
setting of tomorrow's sun. The reform
element will observe the day accord
ing to their degree of reformation of
The Day of Atonment, to the Jews,
is one of contrition and embraces the
whole world. The liturgy for Yom
Kippur stresses the universal note in
its repeated exclamation of the frailty
of man and the request for forgive
ness. Showing the humaneness of the
demand, Maimonides, the great Jewish
philosopher said. "The Day of Atone
ment absolves from sins against God,
but not from sins against a fellow-man
unless the pardon of the offended per
son be secured."
The observance today is very dif
ferent from that when the Jews were
in their own land. Then there was an
elaborate ritual, and though the day
was one of fasting and repentance the
people were generally happy. When
the high prieBt entered the Holy of
Holies, the only day of the year on
which he did, the people wero en
couraged and given new hope for a
better everyday harmonious living to
gether. Today, the solemn song of Kol
Nidre, sung tonight In orthodox
synogogues, is the theme of Yom
Kippur. As one writer says, "The
traditional melodies with their plain
tive tones endeavor to give expression
alike to the individual's awe before the
uncertainties of fate and to a people's
moan for its departed glories."
The Jewish Students' Congregation
will hold services at 7:30 o'clock to
night in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
Tomorrow, services will begin at 10
o'clock in the morning and last
throughout the day.
Argentine Chamber of Depu
ties Votes in Favor of
By Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sept.
25. The Chamber of Deputies today
voted in favor of a rupture with Ger
many, C3 to 18.
1). A. R. AIDING WAR FUNDS
Chapter Votes $2. Toward a Missouri
The Columbia chapter of the D. A.
R. voted this morning at a meeting at
the Red Cross Headquarters in the
Thilo Building to give $25 toward a
Missouri D. A. R. ambulance. It was
reported that $36.50 had been raised
for the support of a French orphan.
It was also decided to collect and sell
newspapers for the D. A. R. Red Cross
In addition to the raising of war
funds, the chapter Is planning to con
tinue other phases of women's war
relief work, such as Red Cross and
Y. W. C. A. Red triangle work. The
firsr formal meeting of the winter will
be held on the afternoon of October 13
at Daniel Boone Tavern.
Mrs. J. G. Babb, regent of this
chapter, Mrs. J. E. Thornton, and Mrs.
A. H. Shepard and Miss Carrie Samp
son, alternates, will attend the D. A. R.
state convention at Marshall, October
3, 4, and 5.
TO PICK CHEER LEADER OCT. 5
Annual Election Will Be Held
Ere of Jewell Game.
The election of a cheer leader to
direct the rooters at the University of
Missouri football games during the
1917 season will be held at the first
student mass meeting of the year In
the University auditorium Friday
nieht. October 5. This was the de
cision reached by the Student Council
at its first regular meeting held at the
Student Union building last night It
was voted to have all nominations
made by petition, the petitions to be
nrinted in the Missourian not later
than next Monday evening.
AH candidates will be given a try
out before the student body at the
opening assembly, which will be held
the night before the William Jewell
football game. The two assistant
cheer leaders will, as is customary,
be appointed by the leader.
The student council last night also
decided that candidates for all-senior
offices must be nominated by petitions.
The election of these officers is to be
held near, the middle of October. All
petitions are to be accompanied by a
filing fee of 50 cents whicn is paid to
the secretary of the Student Council.
Plans for the sale of the Old Guard
buttons were also discussed at last
Special Hats for "Ag" Juniors.
The juniors in the College of Agri
culture, following a tradition, are
nlacing their orders for the junior
hats. The hat is made up in heavy
gray felt wiUr'a' high crown and a
wide roll brim.
L STOCKMAN IS
KILLED AT WINDSOR
John S. Chandler Reported
to Have Lost Life in
NO DETAILS GIVEN
Victim Widely Known in
His Business Wife and
Brother Go to Scene.
John S. Chandler, a stockman, 54
years old, who lived two miles west of
Columbia, was killed this morning by
a train at Windsor while loading
stock. Only these bare details had
been received by his family in Colum
bia this afternoon. The exact time
of the accident is not known.
His wife and her brother, John P.
Baumgartner, left immediately for
Windsor on receiving the notice. Mr.
Chandler has two brothers and two
sisters living in Columbia. The
brothers are E. M. Chandler and Ever
ett B. Chandler; and the sisters,
Mrs. Thomas Chandler and Miss Kate
Mr. Chandler was born near Colum
bia and had been engaged in the stock
business in Boone County all his life.
He was well known among stockmen
throughout the county and the state.
ANOTHER 31. U. ROMANCE
Couple Who Met at Barnwarming to
A barnwarming romance begun
four years ago will result tomorrow
night in the marriage of C. A. Green
of Urbana, III., and Miss Ruth Hill of
Columbia. The couple first met at a
barnwarming here when both were
students in the University. The next
year the two went to the barnwarm
ing together. Today the marriage li
cense was granted and tomorrow
night the couple will be married at
the home of the bride's father, J. B.
Hill, 1405 Pratt avenue.
Mr. Green is a teacher in the agri
cultural department of the University
of Illinois. He was graduated from
the University of Missouri in 1916.
Miss Hill is a graduate of the Colum
bia High School and attended the Uni
versity for one year. They will llje
at Urbana, leaving here directly
after the ceremony on a short honey
moon. Only relatives and close friends
will attend the wedding. Mr. and
Mrs. George Green of Braymer, the
bridegroom's parents, will be here.
The bride will wear a white taffeta
and Georgette wedding gown trimmed
with beads. The ceremony will be
performed by the Rev. W. L. Halber
stadt of the Methodist Church.
URGES 3IEATLESS DAY WEEKLY
Mrs. Miller Talks to Women on Food
"We can visualize our boys not
having the proper care, but we can
not visualize them starving. That
will be true if our women do not
awake to the importance of the con
servation of food," said Mrs. Walter
McNab Miller in a talk to the first
annual meeting of the Women's Civic
League at the home of Mrs. W. E.
Harshe this afternoon.
Mrs. Miller said that the thing for
the women of Columbia to do was to
see that everything was utilized and
nothing wasted; to see that every
family in the city did without meat
once a week, and to have the bakers
sign pledges to sell whole wheat
bread at least one day in the week.
SHOOTS SELF THREE TIMES
Shelly Ridgwny in IU nealth, Ends
His Own Life.
Shelly Ridgway, about 35 years old.
committed suicide by shooting himself
three times at 3:45 o'clock this after
noon, at his home, 213 McBalne
avenue. Ill health is believed to have
been the cause. He left a note in
which he arranged for his t-urial.
Ridgway had been in ill health for
some time, and had been unable to
work for several weeks.
Persons in the house at the time of
the suicide rushed into the room
where Ridgway was and found that he
had shot himself through the body in
three different places.
TWO LODGES HONOR DR. FICKARD
Is Chosen Grand Patron and Grand
Purslvant at St Louis.
Dr. John Pickard of Columbia was
elected grand patron for the year at
the annual meeting of the Grand
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star, which was held in St Louis last
week. He was also chosen grand
pursuivant of the Grand Lodge of
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at
their annual meeting held the same
week in St- Louis.
Home Guards Organized in Mexico.
By Associated Press
MEXICO City, Sept 25. Bodies of
"Home Guards" have been organized
in Vera Cruz and other states to op
pose bandit raids.
Campaign Begins With 'Reds'
and 'Blues' in Friendly
WOMEN CAN HELP
Leaders Are Chosen to Di
rect Effort in Each Divis
ion of University.
One thousand members is the cam
paign slogan of the membership com
mittee of the Missouri Union, which
met at four o'clock yesterday after
noon at the Union Building. H. H.
Kinyon, secretary, gave final directions
for the launching of the campaign
this morning. "
In addition to the student members
of the board of directors of the Union,
the committee consists of two men
and two women from each division of
the University. The campaign is to be
conducted on the contest plan, with
"the reds" and "the blues" as oppos
As a special inducement to the
women of the University to show their
loyalty to the Union the board of
directors has made it possible for
women to join the Union by paying a
fee of $2 instead of the regular $3 fee
of last year. This fee entitles one to
all the privileges of the Union, in
cluding subscription to "The Missouri
Alumnus," which is published by the
Union, except the privileges of the
Union Building. The board has also
made arrangements by which all the
general enteratinments held in the
Union building will be open to all
members, both men and women.
Mr. Kinyon and Mr. Bertram,
managers of the Union, outlined the
campaign fully, and told of the work
the Union had accomplished last year.
Mr. Kinyon announced that a war
directory a list of all University men
and women who are taking part in the
war in any capacity, was being com
Morris Dry, student president, also
talked of the advantages of the Union
and the importance of the present
campaign. "The second year of any
institution is always a critical year,
and with our membership mark set
at one thousand, we will win," he said.
The leaders of the campaign in the
various divisions arc:
Norris Rider, Agriculture: Nathan
ScarVitt, Arts and Science; Baxter
Bond.Commerce; L. R. Fuller, Gradu
ate; Harry Rasmussen, Journalism,
Lue C. Lozier, Law; Riley Waller,
Medicine. The Captains of the two
sider in the contest are: R. Egger,
Red, Lawrence Whitehead, Blue,
Journalism; Robert Barnhart, Blue,
Agriculture ;R. H. Stanley, Red, J. R.
Black, Blue, Engineering; R. J.
Shirley, Red, Sylvester Whitten, Blue,
Graduate; Frank McGregor, Red,
Ralph Fischer, Blue, Commerce; John
Kiersey, Red, Henry Bass, Blue, Arts
and Science; Lue C. Lozier, Law; Miss
Mary Stewart, Red, Miss Golden
Etter. Blue, Education; Miss Stella
Gartman, Red, Miss Martha Merri-
wether. Blue, Arts and Science; Miss
Irma Locke, Blue, Miss Irene Fisher,
Red, Journalism; Miss Gertrude
Hayes, Red, Agriculture; Miss
Margaret Million, Blue, Miss Marion
Ryan, Red, Graduate.
ARMY RESISTER IS CONFINED
I. W .W. Suspect, Who Refuses to Don
Uniform, to Be Tried.
By Associated Press
CAMP DODGE, Des Moines, la.,
Sept. 25. Because he refused to obey
orders or don any part of the uniform
of the United States soldier. Otto
Wangerin, suspected I. W. W. work
er drafted from St. Paul, has been
confined in the guard house. It was
said charges will be filed against him
and a court-martial probably held.
"Collecting Vehicle Tar.
Three hundred and ninety-nine
vehicle license tags, out of an esti
mated thousand vehicles, had been is
sued this afternoon by the city clerk.
Beginning next Monday, a plain
clothes officer will check up vehllces
on the street and owners who have
not paid the tax will be fined.
Germans Use Liquid Fire.
By Associated Press
PARIS, Sept 25. Liquid fire was
used by the Germans last night In at
tacking the French lines near Beau
mont, north of Verdun. The French
repulsed the attack with heavy losses
to the Germans, the war office an
Cook Coveted Aprons.
Minerva Hurley, a negro cook, was
fined Jl and costs In police court this
morning on the charge of shoplifting
She attempted to steal two aprons
from the New York Store Saturday
Jesus' Teachings Studied.
The class in Teachings of Jesus at
the Bible College started this morning
with a good attendance. The course
is open to all. The class meets at 9
o'clock Tuesday and Thursday.
or Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
weather, probably with showers tonight
and Wednesday; somewhat cooler.
For Missouri: Unsettled with probably
showers tonleht and east nnrtinn ir&iiuu.
day; fair west portion Wednesday: cooler
.,iur-Hiajr ami west ami central portions
Showers have fallen In Oklahoma,
Western Kansjs. Xebraxka. and thence
northwest to the Pacific Ocean; showers
also continue In Florida. Alabama, Georgia,
South and North Carolina. Elsewhere fair
weather has prevailed.
In the Plains. Central VaIIeys,and eastern
half of the United States temperatures do
not vary much from the seasonal averase,
but in the northern half of the ltocky
Mountains and Western Canada the
weather will likely chance to cloudy,
rainy and cooler durinjr tonight or Wednes
'iy. Local Data.
The temperatures in Columbia yesterday
was S2 degrees and the lowest last nlsht
was 53; precipitation, O.0O: relative
humidity 2 p. m yesterday, SO per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tem
perature was M and the lowest 53; preci
pitation 0.00 Inch.
Snn rUes today, 5:59 a. m. Sun sets,
0:02 p. m.
Moon sets, morn.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a m CO 11 a. m 7S
8 a'.m 03 12 m SO
9 a. m 70 1 p. m SO
10 a. m 70 2 p. m. SI
15 DEAD IN I
German Planes Cross to Eng
land 3 Women Among
By Associated Press
LONDON, Sept 25. Fifteen persons
were killed and 70 injured in last
night's air raid over the east coast.
The German planes crossed the York
shire and Lincolnshire coasts but did
not penetrate far inland, being driven
off by gun fire.
Three women were injured. Ouly
two airplanes took part in the attack,
it is believed.
ORGANIZE AGAINST SLACKERS
Canada and U. S. Negotiate to Prevent
By Associated Press
OTTAWA, Canada, Sept. 25. The
governments of Canada and the Unit
ed States are negotiating an agree
ment to prevent men of. either coun
try from avoiding compulsory mili
tary 'service by residing on 'the pthcr
side of the line, it was learned today.
Allied nations of Europe recently
adopted a similar plan.
A majority of Americans of military
age residing in Canada, it is said,
have already reported to their con
suls. OFFICIAL IN DRAFT FRAUD
Leslie Clark, a St. Joseph Deputy
Sheriff, Admits Accepting $250.'
By Associated Press
ST. JOSEPH, Sept. 25 Leslie E.
Clark, former deputy sheriff, was the
first man arrested after the federal
grand jury completed its investiga
tion today of the. alleged daft fraud
here. Clark has confessed that he
was paid $250 by a young farmer to
obtain his rejection by the local ex
emption board. He gave bond.
The grand jury returned a number
of other indictments, but the names
of the men indicted are being with
held until they are arrested.
WANT STATE LABORATORY HERE
County Doctors Ask For Bacteriologi
cal Offices Now In Jefferson City.
The sixty physicians who met at the
Boone Tavern last night for the
closing banquet of the Boone County
Medical Associations meeting adopted
a resolution asking that the State
bacteriological laboratory now at Jef
ferson City be turned over to the State
The resolution will be presented to
the State Legislature, with a request
for funds to build additional labor
atories at the State University.
Another resolution was to make the
meeting of the physicians of Boone
and surrounding counties an annual
STONE AND REED NOT ATTACKED
Telegram Denies That Meeting Was
Held For Such Purpose.
By Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Sept 25. A telegram
received here today from Thomas H.
Fisher, chairman of the Democratic
Central Committee of Saline County,
Missouri, denied that a meeting was
held at Marshall last Saturday at
which, resolutions were adopted de
nouncing Senators Stone- and Reed.
,Tho telegram stated that a paper
protesting against the courses taken
by the senators was signed by fifty-
NO SEPARATE PEACE PLANNED
Russia Given AssHrances of Fact by
France and England.
By Associated Press1
PETROGRAD, Sept 25. Address
ing the Soldiers' and Workmen's Del
egates today, the minister of war said
that Russia yesterday received formal
assurance from France and Great
Britain that they would not conclude
a separate peace to the detriment of
Gives Up Presidency of N.
Y. National City Bank for
Period of War.
TO GET $1 A YEAR
Will Be Chairman of War
Savings Certificate Com
mittee. By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23. Frank
A. Vanderlip, president of the National
City Bank of New York, the largest
national bank in the United States,
has put aside his active work in that
institution and all other organiza
tions with which he Is identified for
the period of the war to assist Secre
tary McAdoo in handling the Liberty
Loan finances. Mr. Vanderlip has
started in on a ten-hour day, and, as
chairman of the war savings cer
tificate committee, will virtually han
dle the $2,000,000,000 worth of war
savings certificates issued recently
In answering Secretary McAdoo's
request for his aid, Mr. Vanderlip
surrendered for the period of the war
not only his office as president of the
National City Bank, but also his of
fice in the American Mercantile Cor
poration and the International Mer
cantile Marine Company, in both of
which he was an influential factor.
As chairman of the war savings
certificate committee he will receive
from the government a salary of $1
Mr. Vanderlip's duties as president
of the National City Bank will be per
formed during his absence by four of
the bank's managers. Upon the com
pletion of his work here it is his plan
to return to New York and continue
as head of the National City Bank.
Frank Vanderlip received his Intro
duction into the financial world while
employed as financial reporter on the
Chicago Tribune. George Ade, at a
dinner given some months ago in
honor of Brand Whitlock, former
United States minister to Belgium,
said Mr. Vanderlip was given that po
sition because he failed as hotel re
porter. Here is Mr. Ade's account:
"Each morning while Mr. Vander
lip was hotel reporter for the Tribune
the Herald and the Times would
have a throbbing story told by some
traveler who had shot big game in
India, or ptuetrated the frozen North
or visited the interior of Thibet, or
observed the habits of the kangaroo in
"The visitor who told the wondrous
tales of adventure Invariably left in
the afternoon for New York, but his
name was on the hotel register as a
corroborative detail intended to give
verisimilitude to an otherwise bald
and unconvincing narrative. Perhaps
I should explain that the hotel clerk
was a party to the conspiracy.
"Every day the Tribune yo'ung man
was rebuked because he had been
'scooped' by the Times and Herald.
He ran from hotel to hotel, frantically
eager to do his duty, but he never
could find the African explorer and
the titled North Sea and European ad
venturers who told their breathless
tales day after day in the columns of
the rival papers. So the Tribune
young man was taken off hotels and
put on finance. After that he was
WRITES OF COMPANY F
Magazine Tells of Columbians
Camp Clark, Nevada.
"The Missouri Guardsman," a paper
which is published monthly by
Frank Armstrong at Camp Clark,
Nevada, has in the September
issue a story of the officers and men
of Company F, Fourth Regiment The
Official reporter for the regiment,
which contains many Columbia men
and University students, is J. B.
The company is known as the
borack" company, since the members
saw nine months of continuous serv
ice on the border. Seven of the old
members, including former Captain
E. E. Major, now hold commissions in
the regular army and fourteen others
have won commissions in the officers'
The officers of the company, Captain
Asbury Roberts, First Lieutenant Wil
liam Galllgan and Second Lieutenant
George Klinkerfuss, are former Uni
versity students. Roberts was grad
uated from the College of Agricul
ture in '17. Galllgan was a student
in the School of Engineering and
Klinkerfuss was a student in the
School of Medicine. Galllgan is row
representing the Fourth Regiment in
the School of Musketry at Fort Sill,
Stag Reception Saturday.
The annual Y. M. C A. reception
will be given at the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing Saturday night For twenty
eight years this affair has been given
at the beginning of the school year.
New students will be entertained and
Introduced to the old students.