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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1917.
BOONE COUNTY LAGS
IN LOAN C
Neighboring Districts Far
Ahead of This Territory,
Hunt Tells Committee.
BANKERS GIVE MORE
Six Per Cent of Assets of Lo
cal Institutions Were
Voted in Today.
Alter a long session, the bankers of
Boone County, In a meeting at the
Commercial Club at 11 o'clock today,
voted to put 6 per cent of their total
assets In Liberty Loan bonds. H. H.
Banks, chairman ot the bankers' can
vassing committee, said that the
combined resources of the banks of
Boone County are $6,000,000, and that
this move will almost bring the Boone
County Lberty Loan subscription up
to its quota. Six per cent was set as
a minimum. "Any bank that wants to
do better, may," said Mr. Banks.
"Five banks are spending 10 per cent
of their assets on bonds." The main
argument used against making the
banks' subscription higher was that
money should be reserved to be used
In a third Liberty Loan campaign in
the spring. The argument opposing
this was that if enough were sub
scribed now, a third campaign would
not be necessary.
"Boone County Is behind in Its
quota," said S. C. Hunt today. "I
think it is the people's duty to come
across." Mr. Hunt, who has been at
tending a bankers' meeting in St.
Louis, said that there the counties of
Missouri were listed under three
heads: Those who had reached their
quota, those who had nearly reached
It and those who were behind. Boone
County, which was in the last class,
was moved up Into the second class,
not on account ot its subscription list,
but because of its efficient organiza
tion A total of $43,550 worth of Liberty
Loan bonds was reported sold on Lib
erty Day yesterday in Columbia, the
first day of personal canvassing; $18,
050 at the rally at the Courthouse last
night, $1S,000 by the business men
and $7,500 by women canvassers.
At the Liberty Loan meeting at the
Courthouse 'last night, the following
subscribed for bonds:
The City Council, $7,000.
Roger Apparel Shop, $2,300.
J. D. Tucker, $1,500.
W. B. Nowell, $700.
Judge J. W. Trimble, $500; Anonym
ous, $500; Anonymous, $500.
Judge J. T. Rowland, $250; W. P.
Dysart, $250; A. D. Hawkins, $250.
Mrs. E. T. Coman, $200 : 1. C. Adams,
$200; C. E. Wilson, $200: L. B. Eubank,
Chicago Iron and Metal Company,
$100 Bonds: Dr. J. B. Cole, William
Arnett, R. Searcy Pollard, Mrs. Maggie
Wade, Mrs. F. G. Harris, F. G. Harris,
the Rev. Joseph Stephens, E. M. Wat
son, Mrs. J. T. Rowland, Ch'arles Mc
Gce, Mrs. A. D. Haskins, William
Bassnett, Phillip Prather, Jr., Mrs.
Bell Schooler, Dr. F. H. Wade, Mrs.
A. C. Estep, E. B. McDonnell, R S.
Cunningham, D. V. Vandl'ver and J. W.
$50 Bonds: John W. Stewart, W. B.
Class, Mrs. E. S. Stephens, Mary
Margaret McBride, Ed Coleman, Noel
Edwards, G. W. Hcnnerich, Mary Ven
able, A. J. Pratt, E. N. Kurtz, Mrs. I.
Barth, Anonymous, Anonymous, Lena
Rudolph, Mrs. W. M. Egan, H. R.
Jackson, Mrs. Marie Robinson, G. S.
Starrett, Mrs. G. S. Starrett, Rose E.
Collier, ;S. B. Hawkins and Sarah
BUT $1,500 WORTH OF BONDS
M. U. Organizations Take More of
Loan Bally May Exceed 82,500.
Clubs and organizations of Uni
versity students have already bought
$1,500 worth of Liberty Loan bonds.
This does not include the bonds bought
by individual students, which would
run the amount much higher. The
total Is growing daily and will amount
to more than $2,500 by Saturday night,
according to Morris E. Dry, student
president, who is managing the bond
Recent additions to the list of clubs
having bought bonds are: Women's
Athletic Association. $100; the Ed.
Club, $100; Ad Club, $100, and the
Fortnightly Club, $100.
NEGRO'S HEARING WAITED
Smith White, Who Shot Lena Perry, to
Be Tried by Circuit Court.
The preliminary hearing of Smith
White, the negro who shot and killed
Lena Perry, a negro girl, last Friday
night was waived in Justice John S.
Bicknell's court this mornlngi White;
is held in jail without bail. His trial
will come either in the special session
of the Circuit Court in November or in
the regular January term.
To Entertain School of Education.
Faculty members of the School of
Education will entertain the students
in their division tomorrow night at
the Missouri Union. Between 275 and
300 students are expected to attend.
GIRLS TO SELL GUARD BUTTONS
Box to Brake Game Prize for Sorority
. Selling Most Price 35 Cents.
Old Guard buttons will go on sale to
morrow. In the corridors of the Uni
versity buildings and around the
campus girls will canvass to sell the
M button, the sign of recognition of
the Old Guard. The sales will be
conducted entirely by girls. A box to
the Drake game will be given to the
sorority selling the most butons and
the Missouri Store will give a memory
book to the non-sorority girl turning
Jn the largest sales.
The mopey derived by the sale of
the buttons is used to pay for posters
advertising the mass meeting, for a
trip with the football team for the
band, and to meet any emergency that
confronts the Student Council. The
price of the buttons this year will be
A BIG FACULTY FUND
Purchase from University
Professors Is More Than
The faculty and others connected
with the University have already sub
scribed a J much 'larger amount 'to
the Liberty Loan than was expected
of them by the Boone County Liberty
Loan Organization, and are now en
deavoring to push the figures up to
$54,000, one-tenth of the total Boone
County quota, before the end of the
When the committee undertook to
sell bonds to University people, they
were informed by the county com
mittee that $20,000 would be a large
amount to raise as their quota. Dean
$25,000 from R. B. Price
The largest Individual sub
scription to the Liberty Loan
fund in Boone County a $25,
000 purchase by R. B. Price, Sr.
was announced at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. Mr. Price's pur
chase was made voluntarily
this afternoon when he heard
that his county was falling short
of the quota expected here. It
was an individual purchase, but
was made through the Boone
County .National Bank, of which
Mr. Price is president. It was
received with great enthusiasm
by the Liberty Loan campaign
At 5 o'clock this afternoon it
was reported that S. C. Hunt
had also personally subscribed
for $10,000 worth of Liberty
Isidor Loeb, chairman of the Univer
sity, reports that today the sub
scriptions have reached $43,000 with
enough promised to bring the quota
up to $46,000.
These figures include only the of
ficial reports of subscriptions given
to Dean Loeb or other members of
the committee. The chairman wishes
it known that student's contributions
or subscriptions made by student
organizations, count as part of the
University's share, but that he must
have a notification of the subscription.
He cannot count in his figures, sub
scriptions printed in the papers as
coming from the University, without
an official notice of their being made.
The committee has only a short
time in which to complete Its cam
paign, as the issue closes at 4 o'clock
Saturday, and urges that all con
nected with the University who have
subscribed or intend to subscribe,
telephone a report to the committee.
A remarkable, thing about the cam
paign, Dean Loeb points out, is the
large number of subscriptions from
persons on small salaries. The $43,
000 already subscribed has come from
104 persons. There have been some
large subscriptions, but the size of the
total is chiefly the result of a large
number of small subscriptions. Dean
Loeb asks anyone connected with the
University, who can spare $1 a week,
to buy a government bond on the in
An investigation has been made by
the committee in regard to those con
nected with the University who bought
Liberty Bonds of the first issue. As far
as could be ascertained, forty-eight
University people invested in bonds,
their subscriptions totaling $17,000.
GETS FIRST LIBERTY LOANJ10ND
S. C. Hunt Receives Two, $50 and $300,
Signed by .flcAuoo.
S C. Hunt, chairman of the Boone
County Liberty Loan Organization,
yesterday afternoon received the first
of the second Issue or LiDeny lAtan
Tinnds from W. G. McAdoo, Secretary
of the Treasury. The bonds, one for
for $50 and one for $500, are on ex
hibition in the window of the Boone
County Trust Company. They are
signed as were those of the first issue
by W. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the
Sir William "Herschel. Is Dead.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Oct. 25. Sir William J.
Herschel, discoverer and developer of
the system of identifying by finger
prints, died here, yesterday.
ON EASTERN FRONT
Russian War Office Reports
Teuton Defeat on North
ern Battle Line.
FRENCH STILL GAIN
Austro-Germans Take 6,000
Prisoners on Italian Front,
By Associated Press
LONDON, Oct. 25. Six thousand
prisoners were taken by the Austro
German forces on the Italian front in
the attacks of their offensive yester
day, according to Vienna advices sent
by the Central News correspondents
By Associated Press S
PARIS, Oct 25. Further progress
was made last night on the Alsne
front in the vicinity of Charivao and
Montdesses, the French war office
stated this morning.
Twenty-five German airplanes
were brought down by French
patrols last night and two others
compelled to land in a damaged con
dition, the statement added.
Br Associated Prts
PETROGRAD, Oct 25. The German
retreat on the northern end of the
front continues. War office reports
from headquarters state that the
Russian vanguard lost contact in
some sections with the retreating
Germans, who destroyed all roads,
railroads and bridges in their line of
German attempts to establish them
selves on the Werder Peninsula in
the region of Touba by means of
heavy artillery fire, the war office an
nounced, today, failed.
The Russian statement says that the
Germans who left their advanced
positions so far have retreated about
fifteen miles in the Riga region, to
the north of the Peskoff high ridge
and in the sector on the Little Jegel
MEETING FOR NEGRO SOLDIERS
E. C. Anderson of Draft Hoard and
Others to Speak.
A mass meeting will be held at the
Second Baptist Church, opposite the
Katy Station, tomorrow night at 8
o'clock In honor of the quota of negro
soldiers who leave Columbia Mon
Speeches will be made by E.- C.
Anderson, M. G. Quinn and H. A. Col
lier. There will be singing of
patriotic songs led by the High School
chorus. Music will be furnished by
the colored band.
The soldiers are expected to at
tend the meeting in a body. Lieut. V.
L. Hicks, who recently received his
commission from Des Moines, will
make a short address. Refreshments
will be served to the soldiers, after
the speaking, at the Y. M. A. rooms.
The tobacco given by the Commercial
Club will also be distributed.
White people are invited and urged
to attend. The arrangements for the
meeting are in the hands of Wallace
Lilly; Lieut J. B. Coleman; and E.
S. Redd, pastor of the Methodist
T. M. C. A. WAR WORK APPROVED
Board of Bishops of Methodist Epis
copal Church to Aid.
By Associated Press ' .
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Oct. 25.
The Board of Bishops of the Methodist
Episcopal Church has approved the
Young Men's Christian Association's
conduction of religious work in the
American military encampments here
and abroad for the Protestant
churches and of the Knights of Co
lumbus for the Catholic church. It
will co-operate with the Y. M. C. A,
and send ministers to each canton
ment. Fifty of the strongest young clergy
men of the church will be drafted for
this work today by a special com
mittee of bishops. The church will
spend $200,000 on the religious work
among the soldiers.
Bishop Anderson of Clncinattl will
take charge of the work In Europe and
will sail before December 1.
FOLLOWS HOOVER'S ADVICE
Cafeteria Is Urging Patrons to Cur
tail Use of Sugar.
That the Cafeteria management Is
acting on the advice of Herbert Hoover
in his effort to evade a food famine
in this country, is seen in posters
put up today urging patrons to curtail
the use of sugar, of which there is a
shortage in this country. These
posters are in line with suggestions
of a similar nature now being fol
lowed in the East at the instigation of
Epworth League Buys ?50 Bond.
At a cabinet meeting of the Epworth
League Tuesday night it was proposed
by the Rev. W. L. Halberstadt. stu
dent pastor in the Methodist Church,
to buy a fifty dollar Liberty Bond and
it was decided upon by the league.
The bond will be bought in five dollar
MINIMUM BOND SALE
QUOTA NOW ASSURED
Treasury Officials Estimate
Sale Will Reach Three
Billion Mark Tonight.
HOPE FOR MAXIMUM
Committees Feel Efforts to
Reach Five Billion May
Br Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. Estimates
made by treasury officials today were
that Liberty Bond sales would reach
the $3,000,000,000 mark tonight, with'
indications that the minimum mark
would be passed. Reports from all
districts mention increased activity
in the buying of bonds, and it is be
lieved by many that the maximum
quota will be attained before the close
of the campaign Saturday.
From the confusion that resulted
today from the overwhelming volume
of business that fairly swept commit
tees off their feet, indications are that
the attempt to reach the $5,000,000,000
maximum may be successful.
The sale is already a success, it is
felt, for the country has taken up the
minimum quota and all sections are
Lstrongly represented in the sub
scriptions. The purpose of sell
ing $5,000,000,000 worth of bonds is
born of a desire to show all the world.
laud particularly the enemy, the mo
mentous things Americans can do,
and yesterday this desire asserted
Itself in every nook and corner of the
It can no longer be said that any
section of the country is asleep to the
imperative needs of the nation. Un
til yesterday the Dallas and Atlanta
districts and certain parts ot the
Middle West were causing great con
cern, more, in fact, than those in di
rect communication with the. district
committees could realize, but they
came through with flying colors. To
day they are moving swiftly along,
continuing their sales toward the
maximum of their quotas.
Next to the stimulating reports ot
Dallas and Atlanta, the most encour
aging news of the day came from the
3t. Louis district It passed its min
imum mark of $120,Q00,000 and set
sail for its maximum of $200,000,000.
This is particularly gratifying, since
the workers there have to contend
with pro-Germanism and apathy.
Lack of interest showed its strength
in certain sections of Illinois and
Mississippi, but all ot these sections
came to the scratch.
GRADUATE'S TEAM WINS FIRST
Livestock Judging Team of Alabama
Polytechnic Visited Columbia.
Prof. George S. Tempelton, a
graduate of the University, now head
of the animal husbandry department
of Alabama Polytechnic Institution at
Auburn, has written Prof. E. A. Trow
bridge ot the College of Agriculture
that his team of six men has won the
first place in the Southeastern States
Livestock Show at Atlanta. Professor
Templeton prepared his team for the
contest by bringing them to Columbia
two weeks ago and having them in
spect the University livestock and the
mule show at the Boone County Fair.
"The training the boys received in
Columbia," wrote Professor Templeton
made the victory possible for Ala
Alabama captured highest place In
all breeds and classes except one. The
team received a valuable trophy and
each member, a gold medal.
TO ORGANIZE 5 MORE COUNTIES
Agent Work in Cass, Vernon, Morgan,
Stoddard and Sullivan.
Several counties are being organized
this week to secure county agri
cultural agents. E. A. Ikenberry,
county agent of Jackson County, is
organizing Cass County; W. H. Baker
13 working in Vernon County; E. A.
Livcsay In Morgan and John T.
Stlnson In Stoddard County. These
men are representatives of the Agri
cultural Extension Service.
Paul B. Naylor has gone to Milan,
Mo., to tell the farmers of Sullivan
County how to organize for a county
agent. R. H. Emberson, supervisor
of boys' and girls' clubs, has gone to
Milan, Mo., to talk to the teachers of
Sullivan County at a "round-up" pro
gram consisting of agricultural ex
hibits, school exhibits and contests.
GYMNASIUM TEAM REORGANIZES
Missouri Mar Compete With
Colleges In This WorK.
The work of reorganizing the Uni
versity of Missouri gymnastic team
started todav when W. E. Meanwell
Issued the first call for candidates for
this team. The team last year
featured at all basketball games,
exhibitions being given between
periods at the games.
F. A, Melton is In charge of organiz
ing the work for Mr. Meanwell. Ac
cording to Mr. Melton, It Is possible
this year for the University of Mis
souri gymnasium teams to compete
with other college teams.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
and windy this afternoon, tonight and 1
day probably rain; somewhat warmer
tonight, colder Friday.
nr5!,Ssonr,: ynK'ed weather tonight
and Friday, probably rain; warmer to-
$St&?!dSFWi colder - Fresh
A low pressure system of marked de
velopment is this morning central In
Oklahoma. It Is traveling east-northeast,
and is giving unsettled and windy
tlon far Tery Ilttle PrecIP"a-
There was killing frost last night as far
south as Alabama and Georgia: but In the
Central Valleys and Plains the weather Is
warmer than It was at the same time
yesterday. In the far Northwest It again
Is growing colder.
In Columbia the weather will be more
or less unsettled and windy during the
next 30 hours, perhaps with rain. It will
lie getting colder during the latter half of
the period, and the probabilities are that
Saturday will be fair and cold.
The highest temperature tn Columbia
yesterday was 00 degrees and the lowest
last night was 34; precipitation 0.00:
relative humldltr 2 n. m. vostorrt-nr fu rr
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
precipitation 0.33 Inch.
Sun rises today, G:29 a. m. Sun sets,
5:17 p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
37 11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
SET fljjjjK RALLY
Dean Loeb and City Attorney
to Speak at Tomorrow
Night's Mass Meeting.
Dean Isidor Loeb of the School of
Business and Public Administration
and George Starrett, city attorney, will
speak at the mass meeting at 7:15
o'clock tomorrow night ki the Uni
versity Auditorium. "We must have a
big enthusiastic meeting," said Morris
Dry, student president, "in order to let
the Tigers know we are still solidly
Slides of former players will be
shown by E. Sydney Stephens, and
music will be furnished by the L. C
Cook orchestra. The agricultural
students will be there in their barn-
warming costumes to add to the in
terest of the meeting.
The Drake Bull Dogs are expected
tomorrow afternoon and will perhaps
have a work-out Saturday morning.
URGES TO SATE SUGAR FIRST
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller Tells CItIc
League of Conservation Plans.
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller in a
talk to the Civic League on food con
servation yesterday said that the
most important things for the nation
to save were first, sugar, then wheat,
fat and meat. She said that each
each American consumes ninety
pounds of sugar a year, and France
only forty-five pound, but last year
France was cut down to twenty-one
pounds a year, or only a teaspoonful
a day, an amount too small to main'
tain life. To release sugar to send to
the front Is a patriotic duty, she con
Mrs. Miller said that by abstaining
from wheat one meal a day our ex
ports could be increased enormously.
She also advocates a potato week.
T. J. ROCHEFORD IS DEAD
Former Boone County Resident Dies in
Mrs. C. S. Ballew, 610 Turner
avenue, has received wora or the
death of her brother, Thomas Jeffer
son Rocheford, in Weaverville, Cal
October 17. Death resulted from
rheumatism. Mr. Rocheford was found
dead in bed. He was 56 years old.
Mr. Rocheford was born and reared
in Boone County and lived here until
1893. He was engaged In the mining
business at the time of his death.
Burial was made in Weaverville but it
is thought that the body will be
brought to this city later.
Mr. Rocheford Is survived by five
sisters, all of this city. They are:
Misses Mary, Ella, Louise and Julia
Rocheford and Mrs. C. S. Ballew.
DEAN WILLIAMS TO ST. LOUIS
Will Attend Northcllffe Luncheon and
Deliver Two Addresses.
Dean Walter Williams left
morning for Fulton, where he
dressed the Missouri Synod of
Northern Presbyterian Church
afternoon. From there he will go to
St. Louis Friday to attend a luncheon
given in honor of Lord Northcliffe by
the St. Louis Chamber ot Commerce,
and on Saturday morning he Is to ad
dress the Southeast Teachers' Asso
ciation at Cape Girardeau. He will
return to Columbia Sunday.
ADDRESS FARM CONGRESS
Dean F. B. Mnmford and Miss Pan
coast Attend Springfield Session.
Dean F. B. Mumford went to Spring-
field yesterday to speak at the NaUon-
i Tarm Coneress in session there
from October 23 to 26. Miss Carrie
Pancoast, assistant Atate leader of
home demonstration work, spoke on
"Labor-Saving Devices fpr the Farm
Home," before the Congress last night.
Miss Pancoast will stay in Greene
County the rest of the week to work
for county organization to secure a.
county home demonstration agent.
U, S, VESSEL FROM
American Patrol Scout Ap
pears After Steamer and
Submarine Had Battled
for Four Hours.
OF CREW WOUNDED
Ship Had Been Disabled and
Was Doomed Alniost 500
Shots Are Exchanged in
By Associated PrT
A FRENCH SEAPORT. Wednesday,
Oct. 24 (delayed). Escaping from a
German submarine after a bitter fight
lasting nearly four hours, and with
seven of her crew wounded, two of
them seriously, an American steamer
arrived here this morning from an
The timely intervention of an Amer
ican torpedo boat destroyer alone
saved the ship from being sent to the
bottom. A few hours after the vessel
had entered the danger zone, a look
out sighted a submarine, but before
he had time to report its presence, the
submarine fired a shot, which missed
the stern of the ship by a few yards.
The captain of the American vessel
Immediately sent out a wireless call
for assistance, as the position of the
submarine was such that escape was
impossible. The gun crews of the
submarine and steamer then began to
exchange shots.. The chief gunner of
the steamer opened fire at a range
of 9,000 yards, but all the shots fell
Vessel Fires 260 Shots.
The submarine kept maneuvering
to keep out of range of the steamer's
guns, at the same time maintaining a
running fire In an effort to disable the
vessel. The merchant ship, after al
tering her course, started at full
speed in an effort to escape. The
stubbornness of the batUe Is indicated
by the fact that the submarine fired
234 shots at the steamer, which re
sponded with more than 260 shots.
After the fight had continued for
nearly four hours and several shots
had struck the ship, wounding four
men, one shell hit the vessel and ex
ploded in the engineroom, putUng the
engines out of commission and ren
dering the ship helpless. The sub
marine commander then drew nearer
and the submarine continued to rain
shells on the disabled craft
Destroyer Just In Time.
A high sea was running at the time
and there seemed little hope of sav
ing the ship when a low streak of
black smoke was sighted on the hori
zon. It proved to be an American tor
pedo boat destroyer coming at full
speed. She immediately made for the
submarine, which dived and disap
peared beneath, the surface.
The American warship circled about
the spot where the submarine dived,
dropping a few depth charges, but no
more signs of the U-boat were seen.
ATTEND WAR FUND MEETING
Professor Trowbridge and Dean
Kirkenslager In Friendship Work.
Prof. P. F. Trowbridge, and Dean
Kirkenslager returned yesterday morn
ing from a meeting of the State Exe
cutive Committee of the Student
Friendship War Fund in St. Louis in
which general plans were made for
the organization of the colleges of
the state to raise the $50,000 forj Y.
M. C. A. work In the trenches. Stu
dent conferences are planned in
Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Kirksvlllc.
and Columbia. At these meetings, out
side speakers will be secured to ex
plain plans of the campaign and the
work to be done in the army by the
Y. M. C. A., and the Y. W. C. A.
The State Executive committee con
sists of Prof. P. F. Trowbridge, chair
man of the committee; Mrs. George
Tlttman of St. Louis, state campaign
director of the Y. W. C. A.; Dean
Kirkenslager, state campaign director
of the Y. M. C. A., and members of the
committee. President James A. Serana
of William Woods College, Miss Lu
clnda Tcmpleman of Lindenwood Col
lege, and E. F. Mueller of West
M. U. RIFLE RANGE IN ABEYANCE
Board of Curators Await Government
Action In Matter.
No government action has been
taken on the proposed rifle range for
the military department of the Uni
versity. The Board of Curators and
President A. Ross Hill are anxious to
get the range here, according to Capt
Wallace Craigie, Commandant ot
Cadets, and are trying to get the
The military corps is equipped with
the regulation Springfield rifle used
by the National Army, but in order to
have the range a government ap
propriation for ammunition is
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