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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1917.
OF OLDJMILS ROAD
Eleven Counties Resolve to
Start Work on Highway
300 Delegates and Boosters
Here Called Best Meet
ing Ever Held.
"We are going back home and
build the road and we are going to do
the work right away."
They didn't say it in those exact
words but that was In effect the part
ing message of the chairman the- road
delegation of the eleven counties on
the route of the Old Trails Road,
made at the annual convention of the
Old Trails Association at the Boone
Tavern yesterday. Every county was
called upon to tell the convention
what it was going to do "and every
county made the pledge that it was
going to push Ihe work until the
historic cross-state highway Is com
pleted. It was the determined and
convincing spirit In which these road
makers, gather from all along the line,
made the declaration that left the of
ficers and members of the association
with the belief that at last a perma
nent, hard-surfaced highway, ready for
travel 365 days out of the year, across
the state through Columbia would be
a reality soon.
Those who attended yesterday's con
vention, including members of the as
sociation, who have "been attending
meetings and laboring for a completed
Old Trails Road, and members of the
state highway commission, united in
saying that it was the best meeing of
the kind they had ever attended. There
was a "do-something" spirit" that had
never been in evidence at similar con
ventions. It was a spirit that showed
readiness for co-operation. There was
not a trace of discord and the dele
gates left for their homes with the
resolve not only to organize and raise
money in their own counties but to
help their neighboring counties when
ever such help was needed.
Great IntereiH In the Project.
The interest that is being shown In
the project was reflected In the num
ber who came from every section be
tween Kansas City and St. Louis to
attend the convention. There are ap
proximately 300 delegates, including
road boosters appointed by the coun-j
ty courts, and members of the county
courts, and delegates appointed by the
mayors and commercial clubs at each
point. The crowd was so large that
while the ball room of the tavern
could accomodate them, the dining
room could not. At the luncheon at
noon many had to await their turn
before getting a place to eat.
E. W, Stephens was unanimously
elected president for the coming year,
On him will fall the burden of keep
ing the enthusiasm manifested alive
and giving general direction to the
movement launched, which he and the
other officers feel sure will now result
in a creditable highway. No other
man was placed In nomination and
his election came as the result of a
general feeling that he was the
logical man to direct the completion of
the road. Prank L. Martin of the
School of Journalism of the Uni
versity, was elected secretary. "Walter
Waddcll of Lexington was elected
Mr. Stephens outlined briefly, after
his election, the object of the con
vention and the necess'ty that now-
confronted the people along the road,
of building the highway. The road, he
said, was now no better than the time
when Daniel Boone, himself, traveled
It and he appealed to the delegates
to join in an effort to lift Missouri out
of the mud.
State Ready to Pay Half.
"The opportunity Is here," said Mr.
Stephens "now that the counties have
the chance to get the state and nation
to pay halt of the cost. The money is
in the state treasury ready for work
to start as soon as the counties raise
their share of the expense. If you do
not provide this money now and start
the road machinery moving other
counties will take it and the oppor
tunity will be gone."
Mr. Stephens made the rough esti
mate that it would cost approximately
one million dollars to build the road.
That would mean that the state and
nation would pay half a million and
the counties would have to raise some
thing like these amounts:
Lafayette. $80,000: Saline. $100.-
000; Cooper, $20,000; Howard. $50,
000; Boone. $20,000; Callaway, $75.
000; Montgomery, $50,000; Warren,
$50,000; St. Charles, $50,000. Jack
son and St. Louis counties have prac
tically completed the work.
Following the election of officers,
Judges J. M. Lowe of Kansas City.
president of the National Old Trails
Association, made a forceful plea for
the completion of the road. He out
lined the history of the road extend
ing across the country and urged the
delegates to take action now. If they
ever expected to make the highway in
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The Football Results.
Ohio state 63, Wesleyan 0.
Indiana 51, Wabash 0.
Wooster 0, Western Reserve 0.
Earlham 19, Cincinnati 0.
Arkansas 34, Warrensburg 9.
Oklahoma 52, Phillips Unlv:"9.
Illinois 22, Kansas 0. '' '
Kansas Aggies 23, Okla. A and M 0.
miss Mcelroy to be married
Engagement of 1915 Graduate An
Miss Margaret McElroy, whose en
gagement to Claud Edward Stadt-,
man, U. S. A., has just been an
nounced, has the distinction of hav
ing made the highest record In schol
arship ever attained In the University
of Missouri. She received her A.B. in
1914, after but three years' work, and
her B.S. in 1915. Miss McElroy re
ceived the grade of M only once dur
ing her four years' work, and that was
in chorus. She won the Rhodes Clay
scholarship when a freshman in the
University. While attending a Kan
sas City high school she won a schol
arship to the University of Chicago,
but preferred to enter the state uni
versity. For the last two years Miss
McElroy has been chief clerk In the
extension division of the University,
but has submitted her resignation, to
take effect the last of October. She
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and
of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Enacts Legislation That Has
No Parallel in History
Its Achievements. '.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. A record
of achievement probably unparalleled
in worldwide legislation history was
closed with adjournment today of the
war session of Congress.
Called April 2 by President Wilson
within a month after his second in
auguration to enroll the United States
am'ong Germany's foes, from the pas
sage of a war resolution April 6 until
the President's signature of the last
law today, Congress has worked un
ceasingly on legislation of-vital pres
ent ,'and future Importance In i na
tional and world development. It now
secures a two-months respite, return
ing December 3 for the regular ses
sion and facing another stupendous
prograin of war and domestic action.
Marking the session passing Into
history were Its war declaration; pro
vision for quick and large increase in
the nation's fighting forces on land,
sea and in the air; appropriations of
more than $20,000,000,000; measures of
taxation and credit to meet the finan
cial draft and vesting the President
with vast powers.
MEANS COAL MAY COST MORE
Wage Increase Expected to Result In
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct, 6. The wage
increase agreement reached here yes
terday by coal operators and miners
of the central competitive field was
placed before Dr. H. A. Garfield, the
fuel administrator, today with a re
quest for higher coal prices to meet
the raise. Doctor Garfield took the
subject under consideration.
A joint committee of operators and
miners told Doctor Garfield the wage
Increases would add from 35 to 50
cents a ton to the cost of mining coal
in the central field. Both operators
and miners are confident coal prices
will be raised to meet the increase.
The agreement was entered into by
the operators only on that condition.
Provisions were inserted in the
contract today to make strikes and
lockouts impossible by a system of
MEN AT FUNSTON CONTENTED
Colombia Man, Who Was Rejected,
Tells of Conditions.
"Camp Funston is filled with men
who are contented and eager to serve
itheir country. They have plenty to
eat, plenty to wear, all modern con
veniences, such as steajm-heated
barracks and bath houses, and, con
trary to the general belief, plenty of
S. G. Henry, employed by Hig
bee and Hockaday, one of the Boone
County men to report to Camp Fun
ston in the first 5 per cent of the draft
quota, made that statement yesterday.
Mr. Henry was turned away from the
camp because of physical' disability
and arrived In Columbia Tuesday
"The officers at Camp Funston are
pleased with the kind of men coming
in to make up the National Army,"
said Mr. Henry. "The drafted men are
also pleased with the treatment they
receive from the officers."
Peeples Leaves to Fly in France.
Clarence Peeples, who was gradu
ated from the University last year
and was an M man, has left the
School of Military Aennautics at
Champaign, 111., to fly in active service.
Daughter for Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
A daughter was born Friday even
ing at the Parker Memorial Hospital
to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown. Mr.
Brown Is business manager of the
LA FOLLETTE ARGUES
Senator Defends His Course
in the Closing Hours
REPLIES TO CRITICS
Three Hours Allowed Vic
tim of Attacks to Combat
By Associated Press
1EE DISCUS I0H
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. General in-j NEW YORK, Oct. 6. Big gun ac
terest in the closing hours of Con-,tions are in progress along the
gress' war session centered today in Flanders front with indications that
senate discussion of disloValty charges the Germans, as usual. In this form
against Senator Robert La Follette. J 0f combat, are playing the secondary
The Wisconsin senator had prepared j role.
a lengthy speech in defense of his Field Marshal Halg's report on Fri
publlc utterance and in reply to his day night's activities mentioned only
critics. the increased fire from the German
Senator La Follette was given three artillery, falling to reveal what his
hours, beginning at 10 a m. in which 0wn gnuuers are about, the statement
to address the Senate, with two hours recording additionally only the fact
remaining before adjournment. By that there was no infantry movement
special arrangement two hours werejhy the Germans during the night ex
reserved In Which senators Were to rent v rnldlnn- nartv In the virlnltv
Teply at the close of his speech.
Standing at his scat In the front row
before the Vice-President's desk. La
Follette 'began his address, reading
carefully and deliberately a manu
script with the entire Senate Chamber
giving the closest attention to him.
Defending his course of opposing
the declaration of war and his position
taken on war policies. La Follette de
clared," It is a citizen's duty to obey
the law until it is repealed or declared
unconstitutional and he has the in
alienable right to fight what he deems
an obnoxious law or unlawful policy in
the Congress of the United States or
at the ballot box. It is the supressed
emotions of the mass that breeds
revolution. If the American people
are to carry on this great war, If
public opinion is to be enlightened
and intelligent, there must be free
REORGANIZE STEPHENS BOARD
Junior College Is Now Governed- by
The Board of Curators of Stephens
College met yesterday afternoon at
the college for reorganization. At the
last meeting of the BapUst General
Association of Missouri, the curators
were authorized to revise the charter
in order to place Stephens College on
the same basis as William Jewell Col
lege In regard to the General Associa
tion. As the charter stands now after
being revised, the Board of Curators
is a self-perpetuating body and the
membership is reduced from thirty to
eighteen. After the meeting the cura
tors were guests of President J. M.
Wood at dinner.
The officers of the new board are:
President, E. W. Stephens; vice-president.
Dr. G. W. Hatcher; treasurer,
W. K. Bayless; secretary, Roy T.
Davis. Following is a list of the
Board of Curators: Dr. W. W. Char
ters, Prof. J. D. Elliff, Prof. W. P.
Evans, former state superintendent of
schools; Fielding Smith, E. W.
Stephens, W. K. Bayless, G. W. Hatch
er, J. E. Thornton, Michael Bright, T.
W. Young, John N. Taylor, John T.
Morris, J. T. M. Johnson, Charles
Senter, Dr. J. J. Brown, R. L. Smith,
L. D. Hart and J. M-. Wood.
OLD SAFES TO SCRAP HEAP
Bank" Discards Repositories, After
Using Them Many Years.
It required two days and a night
to move the ten-ton vault from the
old Boone County National Bank down
Broadway to a vacant lot at Sixth
street and Broadway. Two safes that
had been in use since the Civil War
were moved also, and the outfit awaits
One of the safes was brought to
Columbia before the railroads were
built, coming up the Missouri River
on a steamboat In 1S59. The other
was bought in 1SC4. Millions of dol
lars have been safeguarded in these
STATE GRANGE TO MEET HERE
Daniel Boone Tavern Chosen as Head
quarters for Convention.
The Daniel ,Boone Tavern of this
city has been selected as the place
of meeting for the State Grange De
cember 4, 5 and 6. The selection was
made last week at an executive com
mittee session at Sedalla. C. O.
Raine of Canton Is the master of the
M. U. Cadet Corps Is Entertained.
The Y. M. C. A. held open house
Friday afternoon for the University
Cadet Corps. More than 300 jnem
bers were present. Short speeches
were made by Dr. J. W. Hudson of the
department of philosophy and C. D.
Stephenson, colonel of the cadet
corps this year. Apples and cake
A. L. Westcott's Son Seriously IlL
Nelson Westcott, son of A. L. West
cott of this city, is critically ill 'In
Cincinnati. Mr. Westcott, who is
superintendent of buildings of the i assistant attorney general of MIs
University, left Thursday to be with sourl. Mr. Lemlre vaJ captain of the
010 GUNS OE
Artillery Fire and Infantry;
Attacks of 1 eutons Play
PERU OUSTS PERL
Russian Internal Affairs Still
Serious New Congress
of Hollebeke, which was driven off,
'The Germans are still trying to re
trieve some, of their lost ground north
of Verdun. An attack Friday night
near Hill 344 was unsuccessful in
dislodging the French except tempo
rarily from an advance position. The
line was shortly afterwards re
Russian Internal affairs still claim
precedence In interest over happenings
along the Russian front. The demo
cratic congress has adjourned after
providing for the constitution of a
parliament of 305 members which is
expected to sit until the constitutional
assembly Is elected. The Petrograd
radicals now seem disappointed at the
result this congress and have called
a session of th'e all-Russian Soldiers'
and Workmen's Deputies at Petrograd,
bringing up the threat of an opposition
parliament as they apparently con
sider the conservaUve Influences too
strong In the body authorized by the
The cabinet situation in Petrograd
Is still complex, but hope is expressed
by the government that an adjustment
for a coalition ministrywill be reach
ed. Admission of the Constitutional
Democrats, still seems to be the point
at issue In the conferences between
the government and representatives
of the divergent interests.
The Peruvian congress has passed
a resolution for the breaking of rela
tions with Germany and the expecta
tion prevails that the German minister
will soon be handed his passports.
By Associated Press
LIMA, Peru. Oct. 6. The Peruvian
government has handed passports to
Doctor Perl, the German minister.
CLUB WOMEN HURT IN 3IOTOR
Mrs. Perry Rader Suffers Broken
Nose, Mrs. C. B. Faris Is Bruised.
Mrs. Perry Rader of Jefferson City
suffered a broken nose and Mrs. C. B.
Faris of Columbia was bruised on the
face when the car In which they were
motoring from Jefferson city struck
a bump five miles out of Columbia
and they were thrown to the top of
the car. Mrs. Rader returned to Jef
ferson City by train. Mrs. Faris con
tinued to Columbia by motor.
Mrs. Faris, who is state president
of the U. D. C.," made the trip to con
fer with Mrs. F. C. Hunt, local presi
dent, about the convention to be held
TO nOLD GRADUATING PROGRAM
Baptist Sunday School Will Promote
The primary department , of the
Baptist Sunday School will hold grad
uating exercises this morning. A
certificate of graduation and a self
pronouncing Bible will be awarded
each of the graduates.
The graduates are: Lucille Backus,
Eula Hagan, Marlon Trowbridge, El
sie May Chllders, Mildred Edwards,
George Frederick Nardin and Thomas
Rodhouse. While only the primary
department will hold graduating exer
cises, the beginners, juniors and in
termediates will also be promoted.
U. S. BATTLESHIP FOUNDERS
Was- on Mine-Sweeping Duty When
Lost Class Not Known.
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 6. An American
battle ship foundered in European
waters on October 4 -while on duty.
Further information of the accident,
which was reported by Vice-Admiral
Sims, is being asked for by the Navy
Marshall Superintendent Here.
R. B. Finley, superintendent of
schools at Marshall attended the
game yesterday between the Univer
sity and William Jewell College. Mr.
Finley was graduated from the Uni
versity in 1907.
C P. Lemlre Gets State Office.
C. P. Lemlre, a former student of
the University, has been appointed an
1912 football team.
(Report Isnnrd at Noon Saturday.)
tor Columbia and Vicinity t Fair, warm
er tonight. Sunday partly cloudy, prob
ii lily Incoming unsettled liy night; warmer.
Lowest temperature tonight aliove 40.
For Missouri: Fair and warmer tonight.
Sunday partly cloudy; warmer south and
The high and low atmospheric pressure
wares, the controllers of the weather, are
moving swiftly eastward, at almost
douhlc the normal rate of translation.
LonKetinently the weather cbangps follow
each other rapidly.
The high pressue. with Its accompany
ing fair, cool wrtitber. Is sweeping east,
crossing the Mississippi River last night
nt the same time causing damaging frosts
In Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois.
A low pressure. Is coming out of the
Northwest, the center of which Is In
.Manitoba; It will travel east by way of
Warmer weather Is associated with low
pressure waves, especially In their front.
In Montana, Wyoming, west Dakotas, and
Alberta temperatures range all the" way
from 40 to above 70.
In Columbia the present flne wether
will probably change to somewhat un
settled and windy during Sunday. To
night will lie warmer than last night, and
tomorrow will be warmer than today.
ForcsAt for the Week DrKlnnlnc Today.
(Issued at Washlnrton, D. C.)
There will be but little rain during the
week, mostly fair weather prevailing.
However there will be frequent changes
from warm to cool.
First Phi Mu Alpha Concert
Will Be Given Monday,
The first of the 1917-18 Phi Mu Al
pha programs will be given Monday
night, October 15, when Percy Grain
ger, an Australian composer, will give
a piano concert In the University Au
ditorium. All of Mr. Grainger's pro
ceeds are turned over to the Red
Cross for the promotion of its work
on the European battlefields. The
New York Symphony Orchestra, while
here last spring, rendered several of
Mr. Grainger's compositions.
Other numbers booked for the sea
son are: The Zoellner String Quar
tet, November 12; Theodore tpierlng,
American violinist, December 4 ; Louis
Graveure, Belgium baritone, January
2"f, and Tilly Koenen, Dutch contralto,
Three Zoellner children and their
father comprise the Zoellner quartet,
which will present the second pro
gram of the 'series, Theodore Spler
lng has been a musical conductor In
Berlin several years .and is widely
known in this country for his tours
in the United States ten years ago.
He returned to America at the out
break of the war to live in a country
free from the Influence of the military
In the field of baritones, Louis
Graveure, the Belgium soloist who
will appear here January 21, is said
to hold the same position as John
McCormick holds among tenors.
Tilly Koenen, the concluding enter
tainer of the programs, is a native of
the island of Java. She has- made
numerous tours In this country.
"It is only because of the trips
which these artists are making
through the country during the win
ter season that we are able to bring
them to Columbia at the rates we are
quoting this year," said Mr. Gauntlett
yesterday In speaking of the enter
tainments. PLAN WINTER CHARITY WORK
Discontinuance of Delivery Serrice
Necessitates New Collection Plans.
New plans for the collection of
clothing for the poor have been made
by the Columbia Charity Organization
due to the fact that the Merchants'
Delivery Service has been discontin
ued. The members of the society
have asked that all clothing be taken
to the rooms of the organization or
that those unable to do this telephone
either the organization or 539. Ar
rangements will then be made to' col
The members of the Columbia Char
ity Organization will give to the poor
one-tenth of the fruit that they put
up. They will collect the donations
in the rooms of the organization a
few days before Thanksgiving.
MRS. W .E. FENTON IS DEAD
Typhoid Fever Fatal to Boone County
Mrs. W. E Fenton, who had been III
with typhoid fever for two weeks,
died at 12 o'clock Friday night at her
home five miles north of Columbia.
Mrs. Fenton was 40 years old and had
lived in Missouri all her life. She Is
survived hv her husband. W. E. Fen
ton, ten children, all of whom are liv
ing at home, her father, J. H. Boothe
of Hallsvllle, four sisters, and one
brother In East St Louis, III.
The funeral services will be con
ducted at 12 o'clock Sunday at the
DriDDing Springs Church, by the Rev.
B. F. Gosling. Burial will be In the
Dripping Springs Cemetery.
Alpha Delta Sigma to Meet
Alpha Delta Sigma, an advertising
fraternity In the School of Journalism
of the University, will hold Its flrw
meeUng Tuesday evening In Room
100, Switzler Hall. Officers for the
year will be elected and new members
will be initiated.
IN THEJIG SERIES
White So.v Piloted to Victory
on Home Grounds by
MASTER OF GIANTS
32,000 Spectators Saw the
Giants Humbled in In
By Associated Press
..CHICAGO, Oct.- 6. Eddie Cicotte
of Detroit, pitcher extraordinary to
the Chicago Americans, piloted bis
team to a victory today over the New
York Nationals by a score of 2 to 1
In the first game of the 1917 World's
Series played at Comlskey Park. At
the wheel of the White Sox machine
he was the master of the Giants at
every stage of the contest, which
thrilled 32,000 followers of the local
American League champions and sent
them away from Comlskey Park con
vinced that after several years of
waiting the highest titular honors of
the baseball field were to fall to the
share of Chicago.
While Cicotte was the master mind
of the victory, he was ably assisted '
by the White Sox machine, which
played almost,, faultless baseball
against the -determined band of the
National League standard bearers,
who .would not admit defeat until the
final catch of Robertson's fly by J.
Collins ended a contest which equalled
in every way the expected battle be
tween the rival clubs of the two ma
jor leagues. His teammates played
with the confidence of certainty be
hind Cicotte and the combination
proved too much for the vaunted
power of the Giants.
An even 32,000 spectators paid ad
mission to the field of the local club,
with a result that $73,152 was divided
among the players, clubs and the Na
tional Commission. Of this amount
the players received $39,502.08, each
of the clubs $13,167.36 and the Na
tional Commission $7,315.20. Had
Comlskey Park been able to accommo
date all those who desired to witness
the first clash between the White Sox
and the Giants, these figures might
easily have been trebled.
As It was, there was hot a. vacant
seat within the baseball amphitheater
when the players came on the field
and hundreds of disappointed fans
thronged the adjacent streets, unable
to penetrate the police line. Every
point of vantage which in any way
overlooked the diamond was occupied
by men and boys long before the
game began, and as the struggle pro
gressed the groups grew in number
until the fans threatened to fall from'
their precarious footholds.
SUNSET CLUB MEETS AT 4:30
Musical Program to Be Followed By
Talks and Fellowship Luncheon.
The Sunset Club will hold its reg
ular Sunday afternoon meeting at 4:30
o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium
this afternoon. A musical program
consisting of coronet soles by L. E.
Atherton, vocal solos by A. W. Hlrsch
and numbers by the Y. M. C. A. eight
piece orchestra will 'be furnished as a
prelude to the speaking.
Prof. P. Lanlus of the English De
partment of the University will talk
on Army Y. M. C. A. work and Win.
Gentry, Jr., a student in the Univer
sity, who has Just returned from
France, will tell of his experiences as
an ambulance driver.
A fellowship luncheon will be serv
ed, after which H. M. McPheeters, a
business man of Columbia, will
speak on a few questions of vital im
portance to the University students
during the war.
RED TOP CHURCH GROWS
Thirty-two Members Join in Year
95 Years Old.
The ninety-fifth anniversity of the
Red Top Christian Church was
celebrated Friday at Hallsvllle. J. C.
Jones was elected as elder and Grant
Shock and John W. Tucker were elec
ted deacons. There have been thirty
twojfeaptlsms since the last annual
meemig. The enrollment now is 295.
The practice of holding an annual
roll call on the anniversity of the
chruches organization has been
adopted as a permanent feature. The
first one was held in celebration of
the ninety-third anniversity.
The Red Top Christian Church was
founded In 1822.
Roscoe Elian Married Wednesday.
Announcement has been received
here of the marriage Wednesday in
Kansas City of Roscoe Ellard. who
graduated from the School of Journal
ism of the University in June, to
Miss Fry of Kansas City. Mr. Ellard
is a member of the Dana Press Club.
Y. M. C A. to Give Baseball Returns.
An Inning-by-lnnlng report of the
World's Series will be given in the
auditorium of the Y. M. C. A., begin
ning Tuesday. Other means of en
tertainment will be given between re
ports. All the men of the University