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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1917.
BOONE COUNTY Fl
Mule Colt Show lis Fina
Feature of Annual Co
45 COLTS ENTERED
Miss Kate Ray of Hannibal
Is Best Horsewoman
Mary Davis Second.
The Boone County Fair will close
tonight after four successful days.
The mule colt show, the closing event
late this afternoon, is the main fea
ture. Forty-fne colts were entered,
including all of those shown at the
Missouri State Fair this year. Fne
hundred dollars will be awarded in
prizes. It was said at the fair
grounds that the awards could not
be announced before 5 o'clock.
Miss Kate Ray of Hannibal was
given first prize today for being the
best woman rider and best woman
drher. Miss Mary Davis won second
prize in the riding event.
Tm'lu Schools Hare Exhibits.
Boys and girls arc found in large
numbers in Floral Hall. Their ex
hibits fill the north side of the build
ing. Corn, -wheat, oats,, pumpkins,
squashes, melons, bewing, canned
products and other things are in be
wildering profusion. Twelve dis
trict schools hac exhibits. The
Rocheport school led in variety and
quantity of products. This school had
420 cans of fruit and vegetables and
enough articles of sewing to go half
way around the hall if the space had
been allowed them. This is the same
Boys' and Girls' Club which carried off
twenty-sis ribbons at the last Farm
ers' Week. They exepct to do even
better at next Farmers' Week. Much
of the credit for their success is due
Elmer M. Mace, superintendent of the
Rocheport' schools, and Miss Mamie
Alexander, a teacher in the grades
at the same place.
R. H. Emberson, George W. Reais
and Miss Addie Root, all of the ex
tension department of the College of
Agriculture, were in charge of the
Bos' and Birls' Club exhibits.
Below is the list of awards for the
prize exhibits: Best ten cars of
white cofn, first iward. Claud Adams,
second, Robert Gibert; best ten ears of
jellow corn, first. Hern Crane, sec
ond, Roy Rice; best oats, first, Lloyd
Carnes, second. Hern Crane: best
squash, F. B. Limerick, first, Charles
W. Thraxter, second.
Itoclieport First In Sewlns.
In club exhibits, Rocheport won
first in both canning and sewing.
Second place in canning went to the
Douglass School and second in sewing
to Deer Park. The Banks School took
third place in canning.
Jane Smith of the Deer Park School
won first prize in bread-making.
Louise Tussey and Lulu Moss Robnett
took second and third prizes, respec
tively Morris Brown of Rocheport
captured the first place in the corn
judging contest. Glen Douglass of
Vawter School got second and Virgil
Hudson of Browns School third.
The women, although they had not
the stimulus of prizes and ribbons,
like the boys and girls, made a credit
able showing of fruits and vegetables,
both fresh and canned.
GRASSHOPPERS THICK THIS FALL
Earl) Wheat and Youmr Alfalfa Are
Swarms of grasshoppers are doing
considerable damage to early wheat
and young alfalfa in many Missouri
counties. The hoppers are unusually
numerous this fall and they may con
tinue to do injury to crops until the
first killing frost.
The grasshoppers may be effectively
and cheaply destroyed by sowing
poison bran mash over the infested
fields. T. J. Talbert of the University
of Missouri College of Agriculture has
sent out directions for making this
For best results the poison bran
should be sown broadcast early in the
morning, before sunrise, in strips
from 12 to 15 feet wide, over the
field to be treated. It is usually ad
visable to sow the poison bran broad
cast along the fence rows or weed
and grass grown ravines from which
the hoppers emerge during the early
morning hours. There is no danger
of poisoning birds or livestock. The
grasshoppers are usually killed in
from 6 to 48 hours after eating poison.
REPORTS LATE FOR DRAFT
J'jlin 11. Smith Will Be Sent With
John B Smith of Woodlandville.
whose order to appear for the draft
examination was sent out with those
in the first quota, appeared before the
local draft board yesterday for his
examination. He had been in the
North and did not know that he had
been drafted. He was examined yes
terday and passed. He would have
been sent with the last contingent
bad he appeared at the proper time.
Now, according to Chairman T. Fred
Whltesides, he will leave with the
RAVENEL HOME OX LEAVE
Tomorrow 3Injor In Medical Corps
Will Go to Washington.
Major M. P. Ravenel returned to
Columbia last night on a ten-day
leave of absence from Fort Riley. To
morrow he will leave for Washington,
D. C, to attend a meeting of the
American Public Health Association.
Major Ravenel, professor in medi
cal bacteriology and preventive medi
cine In the University, left last Au
guft to join the Medical Corps at Fort
Riley. The physical training given to
the Medical Corps was characterized
by Major Ravenel as being thorough.
The technical training, map reading,
drawing, road sketching and reading
nf contour maps, was not so hard, he
There are S00 men in the Medical
Corps now in Fort Riley. Since June,
there has been a total of 1,800 trained
thire and all of them are volunteers
who are losing by giving their serv
ices to the Government, or stand a
good chance to lose.
"Camp Funston," said Major Rav
enel, "has 3S.000 men of the National
Army. General Wood sas that it
will be May before they are fully
equipped. There is no heat in the
camp. The idea of a central plant
has been abandoned and the unit plan
adopted. They are supposed to have
heat by December 1, but that means,
said General Wood, January 1. Cover
for the beds is scarce and the men
are crowded into close quarters. The
water supply has been condemned
and is now being chlorinated, or
There is no shortage of uniforms or
shoes. Major Ravenel says. Sickness
amounts to seven-tenths of 1 per
cent and the larger part of this is
Missouri Football Team
Will Meet a Strong Eleven
The University of Missouri football
team has a hard game ahead of it to
morrow afternoon when it meets the
Kansas State Agricultural team on
Rollins Field. The Kansas team won
from the Oklahoma A. and M. team last
Saturday, indicating its strength.
There are many veteran players in the
Aggie line-up and the Tigers will have
a hard struggle to achieve a victory.
Coach Clevenger and the Aggies ar
rive! at 3:45 o'clock this afternoon
and had a light workout on Rollins
Field behind closed gates. The Aggie
lineup as announced by their coach
for tomorrow's game will be: Captain
Randalls, left end; E. Placek, left
tackle; Roda, left guard; Aye, center;
Mates or Frankenhoss, right guard;
Wheldon, right tackle; Enlow, right
end; Clarke quarter; Hinds, left half
back; Sullivan or L. Placek, right
halfback: Harwood. fullback.
Athletic Director W. F. Meanwell an
nounced today that the game would
start promptly at 3 o'clock as has
been the custom in previous years.
The Tiger line which has been ad
mittedly the weakest that has been in
action at Missouri for jears, has not
been changed for tomorrow's game,
despite the fact that Schulte spent all
week trying to develop three heavy
new recruits into finished linesmen.
'Chittenden, the 165-pouad linesman
who showed promise the first of the
w eek was called home yesterday and it
is not believed he will return in time
for the game. Pierson and Wolfson,
both of whom have been given tryouts
are not in the coach's preliminary line
up, and it is taken for granttd there
fore that they have failed to de
velop with the speed the coach hoped
Captain Hamilton, who failed to
show up in his old form last week, will
start the game tomorrow but he is
still out of shape due to a pulled
muscle. Rider has a sprained foot and
may be unable to get into the game at
The officials for tomorrow's game
arc: E. C. Quigley. referee C. E. Mc-
Bride, umpire, and Ed Cochrane,
SCIICLTE WILL SPEAK TONIGHT
Captaln Hamilton, IV. H. Sapp and T.
T. Crittenden Will Also Speak.
Coach H. F. Schulte will talk to
night at the football mass meeting.
"He has a good many things of im
portance to say to the rooters to
night," Morris Dry. student president,
who will preside at the meeting, said
Other 'speakers at the rally, which
will begin at 7:15 o'clock, will be W.
H. Sapp or Columbia, a member of the
Legislature, and T. T. Crittenden, Jr..
of Kansas City, former mayor of that
city. The University band will
furnish music and .Paul Hamilton,
Missouri's 1917-18 football captain,
will have something to say about to
morrow's prospects on Rollins Field.
, Missonrl Bank Robbed.
By Associated Press
ST. JOSEPH, Oct. 12. The vault of
the Farmers Bank at Santa Rosa, Mo.,
forty miles east of here, was blown
open early today by robbers, who ob
tained $3,000 and escaped. A sheriffs
posse was organized to pursue them.
TO REGULATE FOOD
Shortage of Sugar, Fats and
Meats Is Imminent, Says
F. B. Mumford.
ALL MUST SACRIFICE
Newly Appointed State Food
Administrator Back from
"It ha been definitely determined
that there is a world-wide scarcity of
wheat, fat, sugar and meat, and it
will be one of the problems of the
National Food Administration to see
that these products are equally dis
tributed among the nations so that no
want will be felt in the United States,"
slid Dean F. B. Mumford, state food
administrator of Missouri, today,
after returning from Washington, D.
C, where he took the oath of office.
Dean Mumford, while at the capital,
conferred with the members of the
National Food Administration con
cerning his new duties, and says that
the President realizes the food supply
of a nation comes next in importance
to actual military supplies. The chief
activity of the food administration at
this time will be to undertake a nation-wide
campaign, in which etery
man, woman and child will be called
upon to aid in the conservation of
wheat and sugar. AH will be urged
to eat more corn bread and save the
wheat for use abroad.
"Just to show the opportunity for
conservation," said Dean Mumford.
"the annual consumption of sugar per
capita in the United States is 90
pounds, while the annual consumption
per capita in England, France and
Italy is only 21 pounds. And since
these nations have not felt any want
in this product, we could certainly
reduce our consumption by 30
per cent. If we do this, we will
have enough to supply both ourselves
In the near future, tne National
Food Administration will standardize
the bread loaves and suggest a uni
form price, except so far as condi
tions require a variation.
Visitors Gathering for Fes
tivities at Boone Tavern
Special decorations and music will
mark the formal opening of the Daniel
Boone Tavern tomorrow night. The
building will be decorated throughout
and two orchestras one in the ball
room and the other on the mezzanine
floor will furnish music. There will
be dancing in the ball room and lob
by and on the mezzanine floor.
The crowd has already begun to ar
rive for the opening. The hotel is
now almost full and will be quite full,
the management says, tomorrow
Tomorrow night's banquet will be
served in the banquet room on the
second flor, and will be open only
to those who have banquet tickets.
Waiters and other helpers have been
brought from outside Columbia.
"The greatest problem in making
our arrangements for the opening
has been that of help," said Barney
Aliskey, one of the proprietors.
Hotel men from all over Central
Missouri will mingle in the lobby of
the Tavern tomorrow. Many of them
are already in Columbia. They are
lavish in their praise of the Tavern
PUBLIC UTILITIES ASSESSED
They Will Pay the County &3..Y29.3;
C. W. Davis, county clerk, today
certified to the county collector an
aggregate abstract for 1917 of the
value of railway, telegraph and tele
phone property in Boone County,
which amounts to $1,543,817.46, from
which the state, county and munici
palities will receive $23,529.37 in
taxes. The M. K. & T. Railroad Is
the principal taxpayer in this group.
It will be taxed $11,109.61.
Of the aggregate amount the state
revenue tax claims $2,315.77, the state
interest tax $154.35 and the state cap
itol tax $303.72.
A copy of the abstract will be sent
to the state auditor.
VOX HOFFMAN'S BALLOON WINS
II. U. Student In Air 20 Hour
Albert von Hoffman, Jr., a junior
In the College of Agriculture, was the
successful contestant in the thir
teenth national balloon race at the
State Fair at Muskogee, Okla. He
Vanded near Ripley, Pittah County,
Miss., after being in the air twenty
six hours. He was accompanied by
his brother, Bernard von Hoffman of
St. Louis. The Von Hoffraans landed
more than 400 miles from the start
ing place and the other three balloons
went not more than twenty miles.
1 PER CENT OF NEW
Subscriptions Fall Far Below
Amount Hoped For, Of
ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT
Strenuous Campaign Neces
sary to Complete Sales in
Iiy Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. Only by
the most strenuous campaigning dur
ing the next thirteen working days the
Treasury Department announced to
day can the Liberty Loan reach the
subscription sale officials are hoping
"Revelations by publication of of
ficial reports from all Federal Re
serve Banks indicate that only $325,
465,000 in subscriptions had been re
ported to them," reads the announce
ment which caused committee chair
men to send out hurried rallying
calls today to their army of salesmen.
"This amount is less than 7 per cent
of the total fie billion dollars in
subscriptions it is hoped by Secretary
McAdco will be taken up by October
2". Only by the most strenouous cam
paigning can the desired goal be
reached in the remaining thirteen
selling days. The most hopeful sign
in the situation is the virtually un
animous declaration of district chair
men that the official figures fall far
short of representing actual sales
CITY WINS FIVE TAX CASES
Cod) IRced to Peniteiitiar)
Mrs. Cody Reed was tried before the
Circuit Court yesterday on a charge
nf burglary and larceny. Mrs. Reed
and an accomplice broke into Fenton's
lunch room and stole some tobacco
and a revolver. The jury was unable
o come to a decision until after 6
o'clock last night, when the verdict
of not guilty of larceny, but guilty of
burglary, was returned. She was sen
tenced to two years in the peniten
tiary. Ed Williams, a negro, who was
Gr.ed $300 in the police court for vio
lation of the local option- law, ap
pealed his case to the Circuit Court,
vhere the judgment of the lower
court was sustained. Williams is
serving time in the county jail. An
other negro, Rome Marshall, will be
trfpd for the same offense tomorrow.
In the divorce case of Bessie B.
Pyle against William H. Pyle, the de
fendant's application for change of
venue was sustained and the venue
awarded to Audrain County.
Motions for new trials were over
ruled in the following cases: The
Southwestern Port Huron Company
against E. M. Roberts, the plaintiff
being allowed to file a bill of excep
tions before or during the next term
of court; Francis M. Quisenberry
against Alma G. Stewart, and Guy T.
Felty against Frederick Dunlap.
The plaintiff's motion for suit mon
ev was sustained in the case of Bessie
Nelson against G. C. Nelson. The de
fendant was ordered to pay the plain
tiff $13 on or before December 1, 1917.
The city obtained judgment for
taxes against J. S. Seneker for $5.64;
W. T. Orear, $37.82; E. H. Kraus,
$.".S7; Thomas A. Cathey, $23.19, and
Jpmes F. Coan, $54.37.
In the case of E. P. Gillaspie
against W. E. Gillaspie for the parti
tion of a farm nine miles east of Co
lumbia, judgment of partition was
given and the land was ordered sold
for cash during this term of court.
The partition cases of Lucy F. Day
against Sarah E. Adkins, Lizzie Mar
tin against Edward T. Martin, and
C. A. Ravenscraft against George B.
Caruthers were stricken from the
docket on the approval of the reports
of the sheriff.
The following cases were continued
to the next term: W. M. Boyce against
Murry Howell, Sandy Canton against
Collins Bradford, Cannie Davenport
against Anne Thorpe, John H. Hud
son against Louis Duane and A. O.
Boyd against Wells-Fargo Express
Jn the case of Bessie Warren
against John A. Gilbert, administra
tor, in which C. B. Sebastian ap
peared as interpleader, the court or
dered the clerk to turn over to the
plaintiff $213.55, which was deposited
with the court by the defendant, Mr.
Gilbert, and the costs were taxed
against the interpleader.
Circuit Court will be in session
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of next week. It will then
adjourn until November 26, when the
Roberts murder case will be tried.
It will finally adjourn November 2S
after the trial of Thomas Wyatt for
assault with intent to kill.
Father of Frs. W. B. Palmer Dies.
The father of Mrs. W. B. Palmer of
Missouri avenue died yesterday at his
home in Salisbury after a two weeks'
illness. Mrs. Palmer was at his bed
side when death came, having gone to
Salisbury when he became ill.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair, con-
about 2S. Saturday fair, somewhat
tnn?.,fMSS.ari,: a!r and continued cold
tonight. Saturday fair and warmer.
An atmosnherlr? lUtnihinm A.-.. .
of the eastern half of the country this
morning; It Is central over Lake Erie, and
will pass out eastward by way of the St.
Precipitation, In the form of both rain
and snow, Is general this morning from
.Minnesota east down the Lakes and over
most of the territory north of the Ohio.
The high pressure wave, with Its ac
companying fair cold weather, has traveled
east, southeast and covers the Plains.
Moderate freezing weather now obtains
from the Canadian border to Oklahoma.
In Columbia fine weather will prevail
over Saturday. The pressure wares are
moving rapidly, and the weather changes
follow each other rapidly. It will be
warmer tomorow, and probably colder
again Sunday night; and the weather
hunday may be unsettled, as the change
from warm to cool will be pending.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was CI degrees and the lowest
latt night was 30; precipitation 001;
relathe humidity 2 p. m. yesterday C7 per
t-nt. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 64 and the lowest 33:
precipitation 0.00 Inch.
Sun rises today, C:1C a. m. Sun sets
j:35 p. m.
Moon rises 3:00 a. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 30 11 a. m IS
S a. ra 32 12 m 42
9 a. m 31 l p. m 43
10 a. m 35 2 p. m 40
For Third Time E. M. Wat
son's Team Loses in Spell
John N. Belcher again won over his
old-time opponent, Ed Watson, in the
annual spelling match at Stephens
College last night. It was the third
contest between the two men and
their adherents. Mr. Belcher has been
victorious in each.
The contest was started four years
ago to raise money for Stephens Col
lege, and for the last two years the
proceeds have been devoted to the
Loan Scholarship Fund, given by the
Alumnae Association to help some
girl through college, preferably a
"Webster's Blue Back Speller" was
the authority and final "judge in all
cases last night. In the contest the
veteran spellers were assisted by the
college girls. Mis3cs Rowena Berry
and" Catherine Teague marshaled
their forces for Mr. Watson, while
Miss Grace Ewing and Miss Marion
Brown saw to it that Mr. Belcher was
supported by the undergraduates.
Dr. W. A. Norris pronounced the
words and rendered judgment. The
first word to bring about a downfall
was "grizzly." Mr. Watson went
down on "anodyne," and after sev
eral rounds Mrs. W. E. Maneville was
left alone to bear his banner. Ranged
against her were nine of Mr. Belcher's
champions, but Mrs. Maneville spelled
word for word with them until there
were only two left John N. Eelcher
himself and Ralph Gravely. Mr.
Belcher was the next to go. "Scru
toire" proved his Waterloo. The fight
then lay between two persons, but
French proved a little too much for
Mrs. Maneville and she misspelled
Ralph Gravely, the winner, is a
junior in the School of Journalism at
the University. Some of the cham
pion spellers of the county took part
in the match last night, among them
being Mrs. G. J., Hays, Mr. and Mrs.
Noel Edwards, S. O. Pancoast and
Dr. J. B. Cole.
START A SEED CAMPAIGN
College of Agriculture Would Increase
Following the increased wheat pro
duction campaign which has been
under way for several weeks the Uni
versity of Missouri College of Agri
culture has started a seed corn selec
tion campaign as a war emergency
measure. Corn is quite as important
as a food crop as wheat.
Ten men were placed in the field
October 5. These men arranged a
series of dates in North Missouri
counties. Following the selection of
dates the men began holding meetings
in the counties they had visited. They
are working in co-operation with
county farm bureaus and other farm
ers' organizations. They will hold
from three to five community meet
ings in each county. Each meeting
will comprise at least three session.
Two of these sessions will be demon
strations at night in some place con
venient for the whole community.
These men will visit more than one
31 TEACHERS IN" WAR SERVICE
Most of University Faculty Members
Are at Training Camps.
Not only has the University of Mis
souri enrollment of students been af
fected this year by the war, but also
the teaching staff. Thirty-four mem
bers of the faculty are now engaged
In various forms of national service.
Most of them are in the Officers' train
ing camps, several are In the war
zone, while others are working for the
government in various positions
which require scientific training.
Atlantic Fleet Commander
Attended Allied Navy
NO DETAILS GIVEN
Full Report to Be Made Im
mediately to Secretary
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. Admiral
Mayo, commander and chief of the
Atlantic Fleet, and his staff have re
turned from England, where they par
ticipated in a naval conference with
the Allies. This announcement was
authorized today by the Navy Depart
ment. The statement authorized by Sec
retary Daniels follows: "Admiral H.
T. Mayo, United States Navy, and his
staff have returned from RninnH
! The purpose of the visit of Admiral
Mayo to England was to permit him
to confer with officials of the Allied
navy, to become acquainted with
every detail, with every situation as
it is at present and to know what had
been done before and to discuss plans
for the future. The British Admiralty
extended every courtesy and every
facility to permit the success of this
"Admiral Mayo will proceed imme
diately to Washington and will there
make a full report to the Secretary
of the Navy. Admiral Mayo visited
the English forces and our own forces
in British and French waters in or
der that he might familiarize himself
with the conditions In which the Al
lied forces are operating."
The fact that Admiral Mayo had
been sent to England for a conference
with Admiral Sims and the British
and French naval officials was dis
clospd to the press at the time of his
departure, with the request not to
mention the trip in published state
ments until an authorized statement
was issued. Except in one or two in
stances, the request was generally
carried out by the American newspa
pers. No details of Admiral Mayors con
ference have been made public, nor
are the nature of his instructions
NEED OF SACRIFICE SHOWN
Yandlrer and Yates Speak In Behalf
of Bond Issue.
Two men spoke at the Boone County
Fair today In behalf of the Liberty
W, D. Vandiver of St. Louis made a
three-minute speech". In which he ask
ed the farmers of Boone County to
prove to the world that they were as
patriotic as they were prosperous.
Former Governor Richard Yates of
Illinois spoke from 2:30 till 3 o'clock.
He referred to the response of the
citizens to the bond issues in the
'Every head of a family made it a
point to own at least one $50 bond,"
he said. "I'm sure that you are as
patriotic as they."
The speaker, with the deepest at
tention from the audience, reviewed
America's efforts to keep out of the
"The cause or liberty," he concluded,
from Bunker Hill to San Juan Hill
has always been pushed forward with
agony and sacrifice. It is either
bonds or bondage for us now."
COLLEGE CLUB BUYS BONDS
Alumnae of Christian Purchase Two
$100 Liberty Loan Shares.
The members of the Christian Col
lege Club, composed of former stu
dents and alumnae, at a meeting
yesterday at the home ofl Sirs.
Hartley H. Banks, voted to buy two
$100 Liberty Loan bonds. Suggestions
were made that the club give funds for
the adoption of a French or Belgian
orphan instead of buying expensive
Christmas presents this year. After
the business meeting a musical pro
gram was given by students of the
college' and Mrs. O. S. Selders and
Mrs. E. G. McAIester.
Students in Christian College are
also interested in the work. J. C.
Schwabe, at chapel Thursday, ex
plained the second Liberty Loan and
said that each girl could buy a bond
with her pin money.
Save Seeds From Your Own Garden.
The home gardener who finds it
difficult to get seed of his favorite
varieties of vegetables can save cer
tain kinds of seed to advantage in
his own garden, according to Prof. J.
C. Whitten of the University
College of Agriculture. Tomato seeds
can be saved at home. One should
select well developed ripe tomatoes,
preferably from the plant which has
borne the best crop during the season,
he says. The tomatoes should be
placed In the sun until they soften
and become watery inside. The seeds
then separate readily from the pulp.,
The tomato can be broken and wash
ed out in a bucket of water.
FROM GREAT BRITAIN