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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1917,
' if 2
ONE KILLED AND ONE
Frank Rodel of Prairie
Home Loses Life When
Motor Car Overturns.
ROUNDING - A CURVE
Men Were Near Harrisburg
J. J. Enhoff Suffers 3
Frank Rodel, a farmer living at
Prairie Home, was killed and J. J. En
hoff, of the same place, badly injured
in a motor accident about 9 o'clock
last night near Harrisburg. They were
attempting to round a sharp curve
going down a steep hill when the ac
cident happened. Mr. Enhoff suffered
three broken ribs.
The two men were returning from
Huntsville where they had been look
ing at some land, and were about
three miles from Harrisburg when the
accident occurred. They were driving
Both were farmers, and lived at
Prairie Home. Mr. Rodel was married
and leaves a wife and four children.
He was 37 years old. The body is
being brought to Columbia.
DIVORCE CASES OP TODAY
Circuit Court Hears Evidence In Three
Charges Others Deferred.
The Circuit Court heard evidence
in divorce cases today. No decisions
will be given until all the cases have
been tried. Among the cases was
Boston Bass, negro, against Mollie
Bass. The case of J. O. Rankin
against Gertrude Rankin was contin
ued to the next term of court. The
case of Frances L. Westbrook against
Leslie H. Westbrook was dismissed.
In the case of Mary Beach against
June Beach, the defendant was or
dered to pay $20 to the plaintiff for
attorney's fees. The defendant was
not able to pay at present because, as
his lawyer said, his own attorney fee
had taken all his money.
The cases of Clarence Griffin
against John Griffin, Margaret Rob
nett against Sherman Robnett and
Minnie P. Wells against Elmer E.
Wells were continued until the next
term of court. The latter case was
continued because the defendant had
not been notified.
Evidence was also heard in the
case of Ralph D. Gwinn against Ethel
B. Gwinn and A. M. Rumans against
The case of Rosa Flynn, negro,
against Jim Flynn, negro, for divorce
was heard and taken under advise
ment The case of Jennie Tuttle
against John Tuttle for divorce was
also heard and taken under advise
Five cases were reset for hearing
on different dates. The cases against
William L. Roberts, reset for Mon
day, November 26; against Fritz
Bottcher, reset for Wednesday, Octo
ber 17; against Clarence Miller, reset
for Thursday, October 18; John H.
McHarg against the city of Colum
bia, reset for Friday, October 19, and
the case of A. D. Stout against Julius
R. Edwards, reset for Friday, Octo
FAMILY OF COL. AULTMAN HERE
Army Officer, Who Went to France
Two Weeks Ago, Has Home in Town.
-Mrs. D. E. Aultman and family of
Washington, D. C, have rented the
house at 1257 Keiser avenue and will
remain In Columbia until the end of
the war. Her husband. Col. D. E.
Aultman returned to Europe two
weeks ago for the third time since the
war began. He first went as military
observer with the German Army and
remained a year at the German front.
He returned to America for a short
stay, but returned last spring with
the Rt Hon. Arthur J. Aolfour
and the British Commission.
There were eleven other American
officers in the party. He visited the
Allied battle front and returned to
America in August and sailed two
weeks ago to join his regiment at the
JIBS. W. W. GORDON DIES
Resident of Prairie Grove Had Been
III Seieral Weeks.
Mrs. W. W. Gordon of the Prairie
Grove district died here yesterday at
the home of Dr. W- H. Rees. .Mrs.
Gordon, who had been ill for several
weeks, was in Columbia for treatment
at the time of her death. She is 41
jears old. Funeral services will be
held at the Prairie Grove Church to
morrow at 11 o'clock. Burial will be
in the cemetery there.
.Mill Send More Books to Soldiers.
A second shipment of books to
Camp Funston will be made soon. One
box containing about 150 books and a
few periodicals will be sent this time.
Three boxes were sent In the first
shipment several weeks ago. When the
libraries at Camp Doniphan are organ
ized. Columbia will send some of Its
books there, where the Columbia
company is stationed.
UNION DIRECTORS COMING
Meeting of the Board Called by Pres
R."B. Caldwell of Kansas City, pres
ident of the Missouri Union, has called
a meeting of the board of directors
for 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning to
make plans for the systematic organ
ization of the alumni of Missouri and
to discuss the finances of the Union.
The organization will be by counties.
Every county in the state will form a
Reports are expected-on the definite
results of the campaigns in St. Louis
and Kansas City, as well as of Co
lumbia and the University. The St.
Louis alumni promised to raise $1,500,
and a considerable portion of this has
already been subscribed. Kansas
City pledged $1,000, the business men
in Columbia and members of the fac
ulty $4,500 and the University $1,000.
Vacancies on the board will be filled
at the meeting.
bia several alumni from out of Co
lumbia. They are: T. T. Crittenden,
former mayor of Kansas City; Judge
C. B. Faris of the Supreme Court,
Jefferson City, and Forrest Donnell,
G. H. Moore, Earl F. Nelson, and Miss
Gertrude Blodgett. all of St. Louis;
Frank Sampson of Joplln and J. Ji
Potter of Aurora. In addition to the
visitors, two members of the faculty
and nine student members, one rep
resenting each school of the Univer
sity, will constitute the board of di
rectors. The visitors will reach Columbia In
time to attend the mass meeting Fri
day night and they will stay over for
the Missouri-Kansas Aggies football
game Saturday afternoon. The mem
ber of the Missouri Union will hold
a reception for the members of the
board following the mass meeting
SHE GIVES THE EXACT WORDS
Negro Woman Repeats Profanity of
Husband In Divorce Trial.
Rapid-fire swearing that kept the
court stenographer writing at top
speed, and the audience gasping with
astonishment, was a feature of the
testimony of Rosa Flynn, a negro
woman, today in her case against Jim
Flynn for divorce in Circuit Court.
She was supposed to be telling of the
way he treated her and talked to her;
her memory certainly was excellent.
"One time .Jim he was sharpening
his razor on the razor-strop, right
behind me, and I begun to get scared,"
the woman testified. "Hed done so
many tricks, dat I wuz scared of him.
And I says, J'im' what for you
sharpenin' dat razor?' He says, 'What's
de matter? I ain't gwine to cut you.'
But I wuz scared, Jedge, and I went
in the other room quick."
Dramatic Club to Meet Tomorrow.
'The Place of Dramatics in the Uni
versity and Wjhat It Can Contribute"
Is the subject on which Dr. F. M.
TIsdel, Prof. J. E. Wrench and R. M.
Dewey will address the University
Dramatic Club at its meeting at 7:30
o'clock tomorrow night in Room 214,
Will Demonstrate .War Cookery.
Miss Lucille Bell of the home econ
omics department of the University,
who Is emergency home demonstration
agent in St Louis, will open a series
of demonstrations on wajr cookexy
there, t she will bake war bread for
'the city officials.
Frank B. Bonson Returns to KnoxTllle.
Frank B. Bouson returned to Knox
ville, Tenn., today. He Is connected
with the Soils "Experiment Station of
the University of Tennessee and was
here visiting the College of Agricul
ture on business.
THEY CAME TO PLAN FOR COMPLETING
Here are Same of the Road Officials That Attended the Missouri Old
Daniel BoflTaTerB Saturday. (Inset) Left to Right t A. C McKIbbin, Secretary, State Highway Commis
slon; Mr. HolpaBt Chairman of the Moberly Special Road District; E. L. Sanford, Chairman of the State High-
W. B. Nowell, Jr., Predicts
Better Event Than Any in
Last Ten Years.
ENTRIES ARE LARGE
Boys and Girls Will Take
Part in Exhibits Good
Program of Races.
The Boone County Fair, which will
open at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning,
will be better than any fair held here
for the last ten years, according to
Wi B. Nowell, Jr., secretary of the
Boone County Fair Association. The
I ., .v ui iai ui pi uuucia ttl C J til fiCI
,than usual and the livestock entries.
OniffAe tf fn m vAla.4 . ha 1.mmm
especially mules and horses are very
good. Farmers have been encouraged
to send their products to the fair this
year, because of the prominence of the
farmer In the nation's war program at
the present time.
An interesting feature of the fair
this year will be the exhibits of boys'
and girls' clubs. R. H. Emberson has
been organizing clubs all over the
state and this year Boone County
will have two such clubs represented
at the fair. The girls' exhibits have to
do with economics work, cooking,
sewing and baking. Canning is given
especial attention also. There will be
lectures on the various subjects daring
The boys will judge corn and stock
and will attend lectures on various
farm problems such as corn growing,
stock raising and fruit growing. These
lectures will be very valuable to all
farmers who attend the fair.
Besides the club exhibits and the
horticulture and agricultural exhibits,
there will be good races. The fair will
last until next Saturday.
KIDNAPING TRIAL BEGINS
Dick Carter Will Be a Witness
" Famous Cast
By Associated Press
MARSHFIELD, Mo. Oct. 8. Dick
Carter, one of the defendants In the
alleged plot to abduct C. A. Clements,
a jewler of Springfield, Mo., will be a
fwitness for the state lu the trial of
Claud Piersol, charged with kidnap
ing Baby Lloyd Keets. At noon today
the task of securing the special panel
of thirty for choosing the jury had
been completed and it was announced
that the opening statement by the
state and defense would be made to
Court to EeTlew News "Pirating."
Dy Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. The su
preme court decided today to review
federal discussion which restricted the
International News Service or Hearst's
service, from pirating news from the
Supreme Court to Re-IIear Old Case.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. The Su
preme Court today decided to Insti
tute the action, long postponed,
against the United States Shoe Ma
chinery Company, and fixed January
7 for re-hearing arguments.
Fred Gabelman, Track Man, In Army.
A letter received here from Fred
Gabelman, who won his M In track
and was an Interstate debater last
year, tells that he Is now in the 129th
Field Artillery, Battery F. at Camp
CORN CROP WILL BE
BIGGEST IN HISTORY
Latest Estimates Predict To
tal of 3,210,795,000 Bush
els This Year.
OTHER RECORDS, TOO
Oats Production Increases
' 47,000,000 Bushels Mis
souri Maize Best.
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Oct 8. Despite an
estimated loss of 37,000,000 bushels
during September, the country's corn
crop still will be the greatest in his
tory. Latest figures issued today by
the Department of Agriculture
showed the crop will be 3,210,795.000
bushels, and also that, despite an es
timated loss of 9,000,000 bushels dur
ing the month, the spring wheat crop
will exceed last year's. Other crops
approach bumper records.
ine condition or corn by Important
states follows: Ohio, .82; Indiana, .18
iianois, .so; lowa, .SO; Missouri, .94;
Nebraska, .77; Kansas, .42.
Oats production prospects have in
creased 47,000,000 bushels with a to
tal of 1,380,714,000 bushels, making
that a record crop and surpassing the
big crop of 1915 by 31,000,000 bushels.
vA,,.C. BAYLESS TO DALLAS NEWS
Former Business "Manager of Mis-
hourlan Hero on Visit.
A. C. Bayless, former business man
ager of the Evening Mlssourian, who
has for several months been the south
ern representative of the E. W. Steph
ens Publishing Company, with head-
luarters at Nashville, Tenn., is visit
ing In the city for a few days. Mr.
Bayless is on the way to Dallas, Tex.,
where he will enter the employ of the
Dallas News and" have charge of a
newly, created department In adver
tising. He Is to have two assistants
In the department and enters his new
position at a salary of $2,600 a year.
Mr. Bayless Is a member of the Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity.
CAEEHART IN ARMY T. M. C. A.
Former Student In University With
.association in .Louisiana.
L. H. Capehare, a student in the Uni
versity last year, is now employed In
army Y. M. C. A. work In Camp
Beauregard, Louisiana. He was em
ployment secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
here last year. Although there are
now only 3,000 soldiers at Camp
Beauregord, 25.000 men are expected
to be training there soon.
JOfonth-Old Child Dies.
Emmett Coffman, the 4-month-old
son of W. S. Coffman died yesterday,
Mrs. Coffman, mother of the child,
died about two weeks ago. Funeral
services were held at the St Bethle
ham Church at 2 o'clock today. Burial
was In the St. Bethleham cemetery.
Two Small Flrei at Noon.
The Columbia Fire Department was
called out $wlce at noon today. The
first call was to the home of Grant
Muse, a negro living at 304 North
Garth, and the second was H B.
Busch's home at 814 Rogers. The
damage wa3 slight at each place.
Miss Lillian Holler to Washington.
Miss Lillian Hoiler, stenographer to
J. G. Babb, secretary of the University,
will leave Columbia tomorrow for
Washington, p. C, to accept a posi
tion with the Civilian Personnel
Division of the War Department.
OLD TRAILS ROAD
Trail" am intinn MHni? t
uhr rlu?lbla ana Vicinity: Fair tonljrnt
with freezinit temperature; about 28 or
SSTU Tnesdajr fa,r d wmSrtSt
SaTTa.'rTn'd" "? '?&
thol liiS5Dvn8.e ,hlEh Preure ware Is apaln
the dominant feature. It Is this morninc
central over the middle Plains i tint
practically reaches from oan to ocean.
It has given killing frost In all of the
middle western grain states and northern
part of the cotton belt.
Preclpltalon during the past 24 hours
)K?.t ",nd Beuerally confined to a nar-iJm,-
a,0.n? the cas'?rn slope of the
if k& Mountains, across northern Texas
Soil' Arkansas, and thence up
In Columbia fnlr UMlh,, ltt .. ti
JK."J5S!? .P.roba!"y .Wednesday
.....iuic. luuignt win go to or below
the freezing point, hnt th w,ti,,. .m
arm up quite rapidly tomorrow and will
'"""' luuuersie on Wednesday.
The highest tpRirwratftrn i rAi.i.i.
yesterday was CO degrees and the lowest
last night was X- nrwlnifniin mm.
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 47 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 88 and the lowest GO:
precipitation u.w inch.
Sun rises torlnv. ft.i ,.. c.. .
5:41 p. tn.
Moon rises morn.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 32 n a. m 42
8 a. m 34 32 m 44
9 a. m 38 1 p. m 47
10 a. m 30 2 p. m 43
SOX WWONO, TOO
Giants Try Four Pitchers'
Against Urban Faber and
The Chicago White Sox defeated the
New York Giants yesterday in the sec
ond World's Series game 7 to 2.
Schupp of the iNew York pitching
staff was started by Manager McGraw
but was knocked out of the box.
Anderson, who followed him fared
little better and Perritt was then
tried. He was also hit hard. Tesereau
pitched the eighth and ninth inning for
Faber pitched for the White Sox and
after the second inning, when New
York scored two runs, kept the Giant
hitters from scoring. After the game
both teams left for New York and will
play there Tuesday and Wednesday.
Benton and Demaree are the only
pitchers McGraw has left to start,
while Rowland has several In re
serve. Jackson and Weaver lead the
Chicago attack, each getting three
Chicago won the first game of the
series Saturday by the score of 2 to 1,
New York 2
Chicago ..'. 7
POSTAGE UP A CENT
After November 2 All Except Drop
Letters Will Cost 3 Cents.
Within less than a month, when
you drop that letter in the mail box
it will have to bear a 3-cent stamp,
unless It is directed to a Columbia
Detailed instructions to postmasters
on the increased letter mail rates,
which become effective November 2,
under the War Tax Bill, have been Is
sued by Postmaster General Burleson.
They do not apply to rates to most
foreign countries which are fixed by
international treaties, but do apply
to all domestic mail and under that
classification is included mail to
Canada, Mexico. Cuba, Panama, the
United States postal agency at Shang
hai and all persons in the military
service of the United States in
The Postoffice Department issued
"Postmasters shall on and after
November 2 see that postage is paid
at the rate of 3 cents an ounce or
fraction thereof on letters and other
first class matter except drop letters.
All drop letters, that is, letters mailed
for delivery from the office at which
posted, Including those for delivery
by city, rural or any carrier of such
office, are required to have postage
paid on them at the rate of 2 cents an
ounce or fraction thereof.
"Postal cards are required to be
prepaid 2 cents and therefore the 1
cent postal cards must have a 1-cent
postage stamp affixed to them In ad
dition to 1-cent stamp impressed on
such cards. Postcards (private mail
ing cards) bearing written messages
must have 2 cents postage prepaid on
The bill will not make any change
for drop letters mailed In Columbia.
The increase will be In the small of
fices which havo no city delivery sys
tem. Previously drop letters mailed
at such offices needed only a 1-cent
REVIVALS ADD NEW MEMBERS
I Join Midway and Locust Grove
Churches In 3 Weeks.
Thirty-seven new members were
added to the Midway Church and 17
were added to the- Locust Grove
Church during Jhere viral meetings
held there In the last tnree weeKs ny
the Rev. A. B. Coffman. The Reverend
Coffman returned to. Columbia today.
He closed the threft weeks' meeting
last night ""'
THINKS PEACE iff
BETTER TO 1
Goetherm, Member of Reich
stag, Says War Will Cost
More Than Indemnities.
STRIKES ARE LIKELY
Considers Food Shortage and
Desire for Peace in
By Associated Press
AMSTERDAM. Oct. 8. n0,
Goetherm, progressive member of
the Reichstag, is quoted In a Berlin
speech as having said at muiin.
of the executive members of his party
that, although the military situation
in Germany was satisfactory, there
was no hope of crushing Germany's
enemies on land.
"As for the submarine campaign"
he said, "several million tons of ship
ping have been sunk, but there is
still no disposition toward peace on
the part of England. A lasting sys
tem for food distribution has not even
been introduced and no one Is able to
say when the U-boat will make Eng
land more inclined toward peace.
..c wuuui nope to rorce America
to make peace and we cannot force
America to pay a war indemnity. It
is possible with England, but to ob
tain ten billion marks in indemnity
we must expend fifty billion marks
and another half million of men."
Germany's allies. Heir Goetherm
pointed out. were not Inclined to con
tinue the war for purposes of con
quest The pan-German appeals for
extension were finding an unwelcome
reception among them, according to
the German official. He asserted that
the working hours and insufficiency
of food at home increased the desire
for peace among the workers and that
strikes might be expected If the war
continues for aims of conquest
ALL-SENIOR ELECTION OCT. 15
Petitions of All Candidates Must Be
fiiea by Thursday Noon.
The annual all-senior student elec
tion will be held on Monday, October
15, according to a recent nilinir nf the
Student Council. The bailot process
will be used. Petitions for the nomi
nation of candidates must be filed with
C. R. Hallev. HCCrPtarv.trMcmro. nf
the Student Council, by 12 o'clock,
noon, Thursday. October 11. a fee of
fifty cents is charged each candidate
The officers to be elected next Mon
day are: President, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer. The ballot
boxes will quite likely be placed in the
Agricultural Auditorium and in the
University Auditorium, although this
has not yet been determined and an
nouncement regarding this will be
BOY SCOUTS TO SELL BONDS
Campaign In the County Will Be Aided
br the Organization.
The Boy Scouts of Columbia are
making plans to do their part in the
selling of the second Liberty Bond
Issue. President Wilson has written
to the president of the Boy Scouts of
America, commending the help of his
organization in getting subscriptions
for more than $22,000,000 in the first
issue of bonds and requesting that
they make an even greater effort in
the new sale of bonds. The council
of the local Boy Scouts Is conferring
with the chairman of the executive
committee or the second Liberty Loan
with regard to how they may best
help in the campaign. Plans will be
ready within a day or two. Mean
time the scouts will have a station at
the Boone County Fair to recruit new
members. The period set for the Boy
Scouts to aid In the campaign 1b from
October 20 to 25. Only signatures to
applications for bonds will be ob
tained by the boys.
A local committee was elected yes
terday afternoon in each of the thir
teen Boone County towns where meet
ings were held to organize for the
second Liberty Loan campaign. This
committee Is to carry on a publicity
campaign and appoint teams to sell
bonds later, working In co-operation
with headquarters here and the town
ship committees appointed by the
chairmen in Columbia. It is to hold
meetings, distribute campaign litera
ture and send delegations to speak at
public gatherings. The men elected
to these committees In five of the
Harrisburg, Frank Beasley, H. I).
Chambllss; Woodlandville, F. T. Whlt
marsh. It N. Seamon; Rocheport, J.
C. Hall, C. O. iDimmltt; Hinton. W.
W. Berry, Benton Botner, Tilford
Goslin; Ashland, S. R. Hazel!. G. R.
Hall, E. Nichols, T. E. Christian, O. T.
The committees elected in the
eight other towns will be reported to
the secretary, H. S. Jacks, tonight
Mexico Exports Much Gold and Sliver.
MEXICO CITY, Oct 8 In May, June
and July of this year, silver and gold
to the value of $1,461,798.85 was ex
ported from Mexico.