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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917.
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Crowd at Commercial Club
Lunch in Tavern Hears
of Oct. 6 Meeting.
A Permanent Good Roao
Across Boone County Will
Be the Goal.
Columbia and Boone County are
preparing to enter into a campaign
that will result, in the shortest time
possible, in the construction of a per
manent good road across the county
from west to cast and also across the
entire state along the Old Trails route.
This was shown In the speehes and
discussion at the weekly luncheon of
the Commercial Club at the Boone
Tavern today when the largest num-
AN COLUMBIA PAR
j ber of business men who have at
tended for a long time, turneu out to
hear about plans for the annual con
vention of the Missouri Old Trails
Association to be held in Columbia a
week from next Saturday. At the con-
' elusion of the luncheon, E. S. Ander
son, president of the club, appointed
these men to represent Columbia at
Dean Walter Williams, chairman;
E. S. Stephens, Dr. J. B. Cole, Isadore
Earth. Prof. L. M. Defoe, S. E. Conley,
J. A. Hudson, Dr. W. P. Dysart, Judge
J. A. Stewart, T. H. Murry and
Columbia to Take the Lead.
It was urged by the speakers that
if the road is to be constructed as it
should be to form the link in the
National Old Trails Highway, which
is now bing rapidly completed. It will
be necessary for Columbia and Boone
county to take the Initiative. It was
this local initiative that resulted in
the calling of the state convention.
One of the things discussed was the
method which Columbia should adopt
for raising money to build the road
through this county. Mr. Anderson
s&ld that he believed that the county
vide plan of voting bonds for the im
provement of all roads in the county. In
addition to improving the Old Trails
Road would be Impossible. With the
war on, he said, bonds could not be
voted. E. Sydney Stephens advocated
the benefit district plan and urged that
every mile of the road be included In
such district before the convention
was held. He explained the object of
the convention. As to the other coun
ties, he said, he believed that each
should select its own method. S. F.
Conley also advocated the forming of
road disricts to raise the money.
Adtocates County Bond Issue.
Dean Walter Williams was .called
on by Mr. Anderson and he responded
by saying that he had enough faith in
the people of Boone county to believe
that if such a plan was considered
best, a bond issue of one million dol
lars could be voted. Ho disagreed
with Mr. Anderson, who had stated
that the county would not vote bonds
to improve all of its roads. Dean
Williams said he did not advocate the
county-wide plan as necessarily the
best one, or one that is was necessary
for the people of this community to
adopt, but one that could be carried.
He closed his brief talk by making a
motion for ths appointment of dele
gates. Frank L. Martin told of the trip of
the road committee across the state,
which was made to stir up Interest in
we convention. He said the condition
v of the Old Trails Road was now worse
than it had ever been. He- said there
was a sentiment now in favor of
permanent improvement, chiefly be
cause ot me opportunity to get half of
the expense from state and federal
funds. Mr. Martin proposed the election
of E. W. Stephens as president of the
Old Trails Association at the com
UNION CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDING
Doctor Defoe Says Etery Student Can
Afford to Join.
The campaign being made by the
Missouri Union for new members is
proving successful, according to word
received from the Blue and Red teams.
each of whom are trying to have the
honor of bringing in the most names.
Robert Barnhart is captain of the
Blue team, Baxter Bond ot the Red.
Forty enthusiastic workers listened
, a talk made by Prof. L. M. Defoe
?La ,Ster meng held last night at
the Uni0n. He said that every
student in the University was able
I tVy t0 3oin thc Uni'on and that
t was his duty to do so even if he had
in. eC"omUe sewhere. Doctor De-
n!L ."? "Mreaaed the Engi-
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I hi jin Alpha nolds Meeting.
of pm n?,f the Missouri chaPter
T'Ph' M IPha was held last night.
! .,Prt f the conrt committee
" d'scssed and adopted. It Is
Planned to make an early announce
ment of this year-s concert course
hich is to include artists of the fore
3I0ST OF CORN CROP IS SAFE
Farmers In Missouri are Now Pre
paring for Wheat Seeding.
The bulk of the corn crop Is safe,
according to the weekly crop bulletin
of the U. S. Weather Bureau here.
The bulletin says:
"The weather of the past week was
ravorable for farm work and the
maturing of crops. Except moderate
showers In the eastern Ozark coun
ties there was no rain of consequence.
Rain would be beneficial generally for
pastures, late gardens, and to Keep
the ground In good condition for
"Corn is maturing rapidly; and the
bulk of the crop is safe. Most of the
replanted overflowed bottom lands
will require about two weeks more of
favorable weather. A considerable
part of the earlier planted corn is cut
and in shock. Filling silos is in
"The preparation of ground for
wheat seeding is being rushed. South
of the Missouri River considerable
wheat has been sown, and a few fields
here and there to the northern border
have been seeded. A large increase
in acreage is contemplated.
"Late forage crops are in satisfac
tory condition, as well as most minor
crops, such as cotton, kaffir corn,
broom 'corn, etc.
"Apple picking has begun and the
quality and quantity ranges from fair
HIGHWAY ENGINEER TO BE BUSY
Road Work in Two Mlxsouri Counties
Arous.es Others Projects On.
State road construction in Taney
and Montgomery counties has aroused
an interest in many other counties
throughout the state, and the state
highway engineer has been called
upon to visit practically every sec
tion of Missouri to designate "state
The United States Department of
Public Roads lias approved the pro
ject for the Webb City-Joplin-Galena
road in Jasper County, and the work
of construction will be commenced
as soon as bids can be obtained. The
Cole County project, which provides
for the construction of 25.8 miles of
road extending east and west through
the state capital, is now in the hands
of the Federal Government, with the
promise that its approval will be an
nounced In the immediate future. The
work of surveying the road connecting
Jefferson City mid Columbia has-been
started, and projects will be made
both in Callaway and Boone counties.
Perhaps the greatest road develop
ment planned in any section of the
state Is in Southeast Missouri, where
three counties have voted approxi
mately $2,000,000 worth ot road and
bridge bonds. It is noticeable that
the greatest road activity is south of
the Missouri River.
IRISH TILLAGE FLAN
Statistics Show Great Increase
Foodstuffs Our Last Year.
(Correspondence of tlie Associated I'ress)
DUBLIN", Sept. 27. That the tillage
plan introduced at the beginning of
the year has been an unqualified suc
cess is indicated by the annual Agri
cultural Statistics which the Irish De
partment of Agriculture has just Is
sued. This time last year, the two remark
able features of the statistics were the
unexpected decrease in the acreage of
cereal and green crops, and the large
increases in all kinds of live stock.
The report for the present year tells a
tale of the very opposite character.
Cereal and green crops have gone up
enormously, while live stock in every
case has gone down.
RETIRES FROM JIEDIUAL FACULTY
Dr. Woodson to Celebrate Sixty-fifth
Rlrthday With Dinner.
Dr. Woodson Moss will celebrate his
sixty-fifth birthday anniversary by a
dinner to a number of his men friends
tomorrow night at Christian College.
This anniversiary marks the retire
ment of Doctor Moss from the medical
faculty of the University of Missouri
after a teaching experience of forty
He holds the record for length of
service of any faculty member ever
connected with the University. About
fifty men will bfr guests at the dinner.
MISS 3IARY CRANDALL MARRIED
Columbia Woman the Bride of J. A.
Hauldns of Canada.
Miss Mary Ellen Crandall, 33 years
old, of Columbia was married this
noon to John Albert Hawkins. 36
years' old, of Keene, Ontario, Canada.
A license was issued to the couple
at the Courthouse this morning and
the marriage vjas erformed by the
Rev. T. W. Young at his home. The
bride has been living with her sister,
Mrs. J. D. Fay. 218 Gordon street. The
bridegroom is a traveling saesman.
Two More at Christian College.
Miss Berniece Smith of Webb City.
Mo., and Miss Reta Ross of Weston,
Mo., delayed registrants at Christian
College, arrived on Monday to enter as
Repairs for Traffic Posts.
The traffiCy-tgsts at Broadway and
Hitt and af Boadway and Seventh
streets, which were damaged by au
tomobile traffic, are being repaired.
OF FIRST 1 0.
Ben E. Todd, Dean of Kan
sas City Law School, Suc
cumbs to Operation.
Father, Robert L. Todd, Was
Graduated from Univer
sity in 1843.
Ben. E. Todd, son of Robert L. Todd,
the first graduate of the University of
Missouri in 1S43, died yesterday at a
hospital in Kansas City after an
operation for appendicitis. Mr. Todd
was 44 years old, and lived most of his
life In Columbia. He was dean of the
Kansas City Law School at the time
of his death.
Mr. Todd was born In Columbia In
18?3 and attended the University it
intervals from 1888 to 1895. He was
member of the Sigma Alpha Epsllon
fraternity. For some years he engaged
in the abstract business as an associ
ate of Daniel 0. Bayless, who Is still
in business in Columbia.
Later Mr. Todd was graduated from
the Kansas City Law School and be
came a teacher in that school. He
rose to the rank of dean of that insti
tution. He leaves a wife and two
children. Mrs. Todd, formerly Miss
Martha Sklllman, was a teacher in the
music department of Stephens College
in 1894 and 1895. Mrs. J. C. Whitten
and Miss Tete Todd, both of Columbia,
are .sisters of Mr. Todd.
The funeral will be held In Kansas
City at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
The body will be brought to Columbia
at 7:10 o'clock Friday night. Burial
wil be in Columbia at 10 o'clock Sat
JOINS ROYAL FLYING CORPS
Frank Matthews. Former Student,
Tells of Training in Canada.
Prof. M. P. Weinbach of the School
of Engineering of the University, has
received a letter from Frank Mat
thews, an engineering student last
year, who is now in training with the
Royal Flying Corps. Toronto, Canada.
He says that the students, some of
whom are from the United States, are
instructed by "British officers from
the front, in the use of various avia
tion engines, magnetos, bombs,
machine guns and in artillery observa
tion, astronomy, photography and the
theory of flight.
"We have about 500 students,
English and American, he writes.
"There is an average of two deaths
and seven or eight crashes between
planes a week. We use the Curtis
plane for Instruction, each plane
costing $7,000, so it is an expensive
business for the government. In an
other month the weather here will be
too cold to fly and we expect to move
to Texas for a part of the winter. We
hope to be in France by February."
Mr. Matthews' official title is Cadet
U. S. A. 167.
DENMARK REDUCES SIZE OF ARMT
Finances and Lack of Discipline is
Given as Reason.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27. The
Danish government has ordered an
other reduction in the size of the
standing army. The step is taken, it
is stated "mainly for financial rea
sons, but also because discipline in the
army has been weakened and its
quality deteriorated, under protracted
At the beginning of the European
war, Denmark called up 45,000. men In
addition to 12,500 who are always
under training. This force was
gradually reduced to 25,000, and a
further reduction of about 25 per cent
has now been decided upon.
All the parties, except the Con
servation group, have approved of the
Government's decision. The Con
servatives declined acquiescence on
the ground that they could not admit
that "the danger of a violation of
Denmark's neutrality has been es
TOURISTS COMPLAIN OF BRIDGES
Missouri Roads Have Bad Water
Breaks and Culverts, They Say.
Tourists traveling through Missouri
Invariably make complaint of the con
dition of bridges and culverts. It is
hard for them to understand why a
county, township or road district will
spend several hundred dollars, or
perhaps several thousand dollars, in
building bridges and culverts, and
then neglect to fix the approaches so
that the bridge may be crossed in
safety and comfort. Many culverts
leave a hump in the road, which
makes traveling dangerous and re
tards progress In making a cross
The "water-breaks" which -were
formerly considered necessary to drain
the water from a public road have
been forgotten in Missouri counties,
but there are still a few relics of
early-day road construction, and all
county highway engineers and good
roads enthusiasts throughout Missouri
arc urged to correct this condition In
their own counties.
ALONG YPRES FRONT
Offensive Begun Yesterday
Nets Large Gains for Al
ALL POSITIONS HELD
Battle Today Is Featured by
Stubborn German Counter-Attacks.
l.f Associated I'ress
BRITISH FRONT IX FRANCE AND
BELGIUM, Sept. 27. Once more the
B'-itlsh lighting machine is crushing
Hh way through the German trenches
along the Ypres battle front with its
great offensive begun yesterday.
The offensive began in the gray
dawn of a misty morning today by
u-.rlking at the weak points in the
lino sought out for the attack yester
day! accomplished virtually all that
nad been planned for it.
This afternoon the men of Australia,
England and Scotland were holding
positions that represent gains of
1,000 to 1,300 yards over a large part
of the sector north of Ypres.
British Near Pol gun Wood Firm.
lly Associated I'ress
BRITISH FRONT IN FRANCE AND
BELGIUM, Sept. 27 The British are
naintalning their new lines without
the slightest sign of retirement at
any point. The new battle today Is
i.elng fought in the vicinity of Cam
eron house, south of( the Polygon
wood, where the Australians are
pressing the Germans hard.
Stubborn resistance is reported at
Sonnebroke, where heavy fighting con
tinues. From the British standpoint, the
situation resulting from the offensive
Is exceedingly satisfactory.
FATE CALLS FILIPINO HOME
Student Who Arrived Here Sept. 3
Must Return Mother Dead.
Coming more than 8,000 miles to at
tend the School of Engineering of the
University of Missouri and then hav
ing to return on the account of the
leath of his mother, after having been
school lets than two weeks, is the
nit of Julius E. Sarnlenta who came
all the way from Cabanatuan, N. E.,
Sarmenta sailed from the Philip
pines August 2 and arrived in San
Francisco thc last of the month.
While there he lost $150. He was
coming to the University expecting to
earn a part of his expenses so the
loss was a serious one. But he came
on to Columbia, arriving September
Yesterday he received word that his
mother had died August 17, while Ire
was on the Pacific. Since the father
is dead, Julius, who is 21 years old and
the oldest of the seven chlidren, has to
go back to care for the others and
manage the 60-acre plantation. All
he has to take him back home is $85,
mhile the fare to Vancouver Is $52 and
from there to the Philippines $200.
But he hopes to reach home by getting
enough money to pay for a steerage
Thomas E. Lucey to Talk to Soldiers.
Thomas E. Lucey of Springfield,
publisher of the Missouri Mule, Is
one of the first lyceum speakers to
volunteer for entertainments at the
army cantonments. Mr. Lucey is
well known here, having been a vis
itor during Journalism Week last
May. More than 2,000 lyceum mem
bers have volunteered their services.
Mr. Lucey opened his war work at
Fort Riley Tuesday. He will also
visit the camps at Des Moines, Leav
enworth, Omaha and San Antonio.
Engineering Student In Medical Corps.
Cecil J. Hubbard, who was grad
uated from the School of Engineering
of the University last June, editor of
last year's Shamrock, writes Prof. M.
P. Weinbach of the School of En
gineering that he has enlisted In the
army medical corps and is now sta
tioned on Governors Island, N. Y.
We expect that we are booked to
leave for France soon," he says.
M. U. Professor On Its Program.
Prof. Manley O. Hudson of the fac;
ulty of the School of Law of the Uni
versity, chairman of the committee
on jurisprudence and law reform,
spoke at the meeting of the Missouri
Bar Association In Kansas City to
day. Among other speakers at the
meeting was Gardiner Lathrop, an
alumnus of the University.
Called Home by Father's Death.
Miss Ellen Malin, teacher of the
mathematics at Christian College, re
ceived a message on Monday night
advising her of the death of her father
at' the family home, Muskegon, Mich.
Miss Maun left at once for Muskegon
She will return the last of the week.
Red Top Church 93 Years Old.
The Red Top Christian Church, near
Hallsvllle, will celebrate the ninety
fifth anniversary of its establishment
with an all-day meeting Friday, Oc
tober 5. .
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair, cooler
tonight, temperature about 40; probably
IlKht frost In low exposed places. Friday
fair and warmer.
F?r.y,s??url: Falr tonight and Friday.
Probably light Trost tonight; looler eat
and south portions tonight; warmer Fri
day. Weather Conditions.
The low pressure system is traveling
slowly eastward, attended by doudj.
rainy weather. Fine rain., hue fallen In
southern Iowa, over Missouri, eastern
Kansas, Oklahoma, northern Texas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, ami Arkansas. This
rain Is opportune, and worth thousands
of dollars to the winter wheat belt.
The high pressure wave moved south
eastward, giving clearing and cooler
weather to the Mains and Middle MUsls
slppl Valley, with light frost in north
western Texas, western Kansas, and south
ern Nebraska. Another low pressure wae
has appeared In the Northwest, causing a
hange to warmer throughout that section.
In Columbia fair weather will prevail
during the next two or three days. Light
fiost Is probable In low exposed places to
night, but the weather will be warmer to
morrow and Saturday.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was iw degrees and the lowest
last night was no; precipitation O.K1; rela
tle humidity 2 p. m. jesterday J3 per
tent. A jear ago yesterday the hUhest
temiMrature was SO and the lowest C7;
pret Ipitatlon 0 00 Inch.
Sun rises today, 6:01 a. m. Sim sets.
.'0 p. m.
Moon sets 2.02 a. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. in 52 11 a. m fiO
H a ra 52 12 m 2
a a. m 54 1 p. m ftn
10 a. m OS 2 p. in Gi
200,000 Argentinans March
in Anti-German Demon
stration at Capital.
lly Associated I'ress
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sept. 27.
The, greatest demonstration Buenos
Aires has ever seen took place today
as an evidence of the almost un
animous feeling of the people against
Germany. Approximately 200,000
marchers were In line, being led by a
commission of Uruguayan senators
and 'deputies, while thousands lined
thc thoroughfares as spectators.
The people threw flowers and tiny
flags on the marchers and cheered the
Uruguayan congressmen wildly, for
their , presence gave evidence of the
solidity of Uruguay with the Argentln
Business was suspended during the
parade. The demonstration was
organized , in twenty-four hours, in
dicating the unanimity of public
MORE NEEDED IN SIGNAL CORPS
Dean McCaustland Desires as Many as
Possible to Register This Week.
"We can handle more students than
have registered for the training In
signal corps work that is soon to be
given in the School of Engineering,"
said Dean E. J. Caustland today.
"We would be glad to have them re
port this week if possible."
The classes will meet from 1 to 3
o'clock six days of the week. Students
may agree to enlist in the signal
.corps at the end of the three month's
training or pay $10 for the instruction.
Dean McCautsland said that the signal
corps has sent out a call for 20,000
CITY MAKES REPAIRS ON NINTH
Bad Section of Pavement Near Conley
Will Be Mended.
That part of Ninth street near
Conley avenue, which always collects
a hig pool of water and mud In wet
weather Is being repaired by the city.
The drainage intakes will be enlarged
and part of the pavement raised so
that the water will run off and not
spread over the sidewalk.
"The usual amount of water and
mud will not be seen there at the
next rain," Mayor Boggs said.
MISS FRANCES MILLER DIES
Funeral Held This Afternoon at Parker
Miss Frances Miller, 60 years old,
died last night of paralysis at the
home of Mrs. C. G. McClain, Moss
avenue at Broadway. Miss Miller had
lived In Columbia all her life. The
funeral services were held at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon In the Parker
Chapel The Rev. T. W. Young,
pastor of the Baptist Church of which
Miss Miller was a member, conducted
the services. Burial was held at the
Prizes Offered Dairy Judges.
The National Dairy Show will be
held at Columbus, Ohio, October 19.
This show, the largest dairy cattle
show in America, is held annually.
Thousands of dollars are offered In
prizes. Eight hundred dollars in
scholarships, seven silver cup3 and
five gold medals will be awarded to
the students of agriculture making
the highest scores In Judging dairy
Wins $62w0 In Prizes.
Maurice Witt, a senior in the Col-
lege of Agriculture, has profited well
by his trip to the State Fair. In the
first few days of the stock judging
contest he received $62.50 In prizes.
He won two first and two second
POLICE STOP PLANS
100 Germans and Symathiz-
ers Are Interned at Ellis
Men Carry Carborundum to
Officials at Meetings.
Ity Associated I'ress
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. Plans for
wrecking the munition making shops
in America at the expense of German
agents in Europe are believed by the
police to have been defeated through
the arrest of about 100 Germans and
German sympathizers in raids, which
began last night and continued today.
This morning the aliens, each
guarded by a detective, were taken
Ellis Island, where it was announced
they will be interned probably for
the duration of the war.
Nearly all the men arrested are me
chanics. A number are employed in
munition plants and on naval con
tracts. In the possession of some
were found quantities of carborundum
In pulverized form, a chemical used
for the destruction of delicate ma
chinery. The men know one another, and,
had held meetings at which police'
and Navy Department agents we're
present unknown to them. Some wore
under surveillance for several months,
according to the police. The carbo
rundum had been sent here from
Germany, it was declared, some of it
being discovered in pulverized form
in the pencil of a German jeweler In
Denmark. This agent had been
sending It to German representatives
In all parts of the world, according to
information received here today.
WIDE INTEREST IN HOME WORK
Nearly 50,000 Persons Attended Meet
ings Last Summer In State.
A recent summary of the home
economic extension work conducted by
the University of Missouri College of
Agriculture shows that 48,653 persons
attended the meetings held between
June 1 and September 15. Extension
workers held 617" meetings. Analysis""
shows that 189 homemakers clubs, 109
temporary canning clubs and 88
coynty conservation committees were
active in food conservation this sum
mer. The four regular members
reached thirty-six counties and held
seventy-six meetings which were at
tended by 18,743 persons; the emerg
ency workers reached 100 counties,
held 401 meetings with a total at
tendance of 22,567.
Since August twenty home demon
stration agents have been in the field.
There are now twelve home demon
stration agents at work. These have
been in the field only two or three
weeks up to September 15 and have
held 140 meetings with the attendance
Ten emergency publications have
been issued with 6,000 copies of each
distributed. Thirty-thousand copies
of Circular No. 9, "Canning in Glass
by the Cold Pack Method": twenty-
five thousand of Circular No. 23.
"Drying Fruits and Vegetables." and
twenty-five thousand canning time
cards have been distributed.
Senior Engineers Elect Officers.
The seniors in the School of En
gineering of the University elected
class officers and the Shamrock staff
Tuesday night. The following are the
class officers: President, Earl Groes
beck; vice-president, John W. Bald
win; secretary, Howard B. Stone;
treasurer, Clyde Spotts. The members
of the Shamrock staff are: Editor,
Herbert C. iDraper; business mana
ger, Philip E. Ronzone; senior asso
ciate editor, Gerald F. Breckenridge.
The other classes In the school will
elect associate editors who will be
come members of the staff. The Sham
rock is published annually by the
students In the School of Engineering
on St. Patrick's Day.
Y. M. C. A. Workers .Meet Tonight.
Tho promotion committee of the Y.
M. C. A. will attend a dinner at 6
o'clock tonight in the auditorium of
the Y. M. C. A. Building. The com
mittee Is composed of the cabinet and
all active workers for the association.
Activities for the year will be
planned. Dean Klrkenslager, secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A., expects to
have fifty men present at the dinner.
Jlay Not Open Bridge Sunday.
The rain Wednesday delayed the
painting work on Stewart Bridge and
may prevent It from being opened to
traffic Sunday, according to City En
gineer Price. For the last few days
men have been painting the steel
Miss Babb on Women's ConncIL
Miss Marlon Babb was elected
Junior representative to the Women's
Council yesterday afternoon at a
meeting of the junior women in Room
119, Academic Hall. Thc president.
Miss Enid Putnam, presided.
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