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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY M.ORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1917.
PEOPLE OF BOONE
WIORE THAN QUOTA
Reports Show That the Total
Amount of Bonds Sold Aft
er Final Drive Yesterday
Is $6 13,400.
PARADE AND RALLY
END THE CAMPAIGN
Following Appeal of Speak
ers on Broadway, Business
Men and Farmers Come to
The Boono County Liberty
Loan Organization announces
the oversubscription of the
county's quota of the second
Liberty Loan. The approximate
total Is $G15,000. We are proud
of the patriotic manner In wlilch
the people of Boone County
haio responded to the call of
the Government, the army and
Permit us to take this occa
sion to thank those who hare la
bored so faithfully and so un
selfishly to place Boone County
In the position she justly de
serves. BOONE COUNTY LIBERTY
Boone County people are not slack
ers. They proved that decisively by
subscribing $613,400, or. 15 per cent
more than the county's quota of the
Second Liberty Loan issue. '
On the basis of a 3 billion-dollar
Issue, the Boone County Liberty Loan
Organization found last night, after
the closing rally ot the campaign,
that the quota of $545,000 was exceed
ed by about $75,000 and many more
subscriptions may yet be reported.
The final "rally of the campaign,
which took place on Broadway yes
terday afternoon between Eighth and
Ninth streets, was an impressive and
effective appeal to the people cf Co
lumbia and Boone County at the last
moment to lend financial support to
the government. It is estimated that
the afternoon's work added more than
$50,000 to the subscription totals.
More than $12,000 was taken in at
the speakers' platform and the banks
were kept busy all afternoon.
Praise for the Farmers.
To the farmers of the county who
were present at the meeting should
go a word of praise, as they came
through on the issue as they have
never done in the preceding days of
the campaign. The farmers as a
whole didn't make a very good show
ing, probably because of their dis
tance from the seat of agitation.
The University total reached $61,
000, Dean Isidor Loeb reported last
night When the University commit
tee undertook the task of raising
money the county loan committee told
them that $20,000 would be a good
sum for their quota. The $40,000
mark was passed Thursday ana Doc
tor Loeb then expressed the hope
that they could imsh the figure to
$54,000, one-tenth of the county's
The amounts of subscriptions taken
by the various banks of the county
are as follows:
Boone County National, $200,000;
Boone County Trust, $100,000; Ex
change National, $100,000; Columbia
Savings, $50,000; Central. $10,000;
Conley-Myers, $10,000; Bank of Stur
geon $10,000; Bank of Hallsville,. $10,
Eeon, $12,000; Citizens' Bank of Stur
000; Bass-Johnston, $6,000; Citizens'
Bank of Ashland, $5,000; Rocheport
Bank, $15,000; People's Bank of
Rocheport, $8,000; Farmers' Ba'nk' of
Hartsburg, $3,300; Bank of Harts
burg, $3,500; Harrisburg J3ank, $4,500;
First National Bank of Centralla,
$14,400; Bank ot Centralla, $33,000;
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of
Centralla, $15,000. Total, $613,400.
Parade Yesterday Afternoon.
At 1:30 o'clock the parade, led by
the University cadet band, marched
up Broadway, disbanded in front of
the speakers' platform after the band
had played patriotic airs. In the pa
rade were 600 of the University ca
dets, the Boy Scout's brigade, mem
bers of the University faculty, busi
ness men and a delegation from Steph
James Schwabe was the chairman
of the meeting and introduced the
first speaker, E. C. Anderson, as the
greatest prosecuting attorney that
ever served Boone County. Mr. An
derson read a telegram from the As
sociated Press to the Evening Mls
sourlan stating that United States
troops were now in the first line
trenches at the front The telegram
told of firing by the first American
artillery a few days ago.
"If American troops can shed their
blood for us, no red-blooded American
man, woman or child will remain in-
(Continued to page 6.)
Oct 9. Negroes drafted for National
Army leave at 10 -ZO o'clock for
Oct. 30. JJoover pledge campaign begins.
Oct. 30. Meeting of International Polity
Club at Y. M. C. A.
Nov. 1. Increased postage rate goes Into
Not. 2. Football mass meeting at the
University Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Nov. 3. Missouri-Oklahoma football game
on Rollins Field.
Nov. 3. Meeting of hog producer! of
Missouri at the College of Agri
Nov. 12. Second Phi Mu Alpha concert by
Zoellner Ouartet In University
TIIE FOOTBALL RESULTS
Kansas 7, Ames 0
Washington 7, Rose Polytechnic 0
Michigan 20, Nebraska 0
Pittsburgh 14, Pennsylvania 6
Brown 7, Colgate 6
Wisconsin 20, Iowa 0
Chicago 7, Northwestern 0
Liberty Loan Subscriptions
Pass the Maximum
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct 27. The Liber
ty Loan apparently has passed, the
five billion dollar mark.
A last-day drive of titanic propor
tlon throughout the nation rounded up
more than one billion dollars and was
believed to have carried the total
several million dollars beyond the
maximum sum, Treasury officials had
Federal Reserve Banks were strug
gling tonight under an avalanche of
last-minute subscriptions to form
some Idea of the grand total. Indica
tions are that they will not complete
their tabulation for several days. At
least eight million persons throughout
the country wrote their names on ap
plication blanks. How many did so
will not be known until the final
count is made. The number may go as
high as ten million. Each of the twelve
districts appeared to have passed its
minimum and Indications were that
most of them had exceeded the maxi
mum as well.
4 Billion Sold at 'oon Yesterday
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (noon)
The Liberty Loan Campaign went into
its final hours today with every
ounce of energy of the 2,000,000 field
workers being put forth to carry the
amount past the $5,000,000,000 mark.
Revised official and unofficial reports
today strongly indicate, the Treasury
Department announced, that ap
proximately $4,000,000,000 In bonds
have already been sold.
WAR WORK MEETING TODY
Churches of 8 Counties Send Dele
gates to Jefferson City.
The churches of all denominations
In the counties of Boone, Callaway,
Audrain, Cole, Moniteau, Miller, Maries
and Osage are called upon to send
two or more representatives to Jef
ferson City for a Y. M. C. M. war
work meeting to be held there this
E. W. Stephens, Prof. A. W. Taylor.
Dr. J. B. Cole, J. T. Mitchell and N.
T. Gentry have arranged for delega
tions from this county.
Plans will be made for raising
a $35,000,000 fund for army work in
this country and France. Missouri
will undertake to raise a million and
Boone County and the University of
Missouri will do their full share. This
is the biggest sum ever raised for
religious work at one time in the
history of the world. The first drive
was for $3,000,000 but could not be
stopped until $5,000,000 was raised. .
RED CROSS GIVES PROMPT AID
Snrrivors of the Antilles Were
. Cared For.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct 27. 'Prompt
aid was given by the American Red
Cross to the 100 survivors from tne
United States transport Antilles,
which was torpedoed October 16.
Cable reports stated that food, cloth
ing and shelter were provided for tne
survivors upon their arrival. Of
ficers' checks were cashed and taken
as payment for the provisions.
REV. N. II. TRIMBLE TO FORT SILL
Is Selected to Manage Chautauqua
Programs at Cantonment.
The Rev. Nelson H. Trimble of
Columbia has been chosen to taue
charge of Chautauqua work in the
National Guard cantonment at tort
Sill, Okla. The government has ar
mnirpd for chautauaua lectures In all
of the training camps. Mr. Trimble is
one of the twenty Chautauqua workers
chosen for managing the progarm3.
D. L. Owens Dies at Hallsville.
D. L. Owens, 72 years old, died at
his home at Hallsville Friday of
jMmr ' ttr Ip.ivps six children:
Lorenzo Owerfi of Centralla, Grover
Owens, Mrs. Elmer Pulvis and Miss
T?nth Owens of Hallsville. ana Mrs.
Glenn Sublett and Carter Owens of
FOOD 11 DRIVE
WILL BEGIN TUESDAY
Columbia Women Ready to
Start the Hoover Pledge
City Divided Into Wards and
a Thorough Canvass
Will Be Made.
Sign the plegde! Tuesday the food
under the direction of Mrs. W. E.
will begin. It will continue for two
days. The city has been divided into
four wards and the work organized
under the direction of Mrs. W. E.
Harshe, vice-chairman of Boone
County, of which J. T. Mitchell has
been appointed food conservation
chairman. The campaign In the rural
districts will be carried on under the
supervision of Mr. Mitchell and Mrs.
Harshe will conduct the drive in the
county seat fn co-operation with Mrs.
A special conference of the cam
paign workers will be held at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
headquarters of the four wards and
plans made for taking up the pledge
obtaining task Tuesday morning.
"For the convenience of those doing
the work and the ciTectiveness ofjthe
campaign the women of CoIumbhrfg- bmvj Riyer tQ pjtlan
are urged to remain at home as much
as possible on Tuesday and Wednes
day while the drive for signers is
on," said Mrs. Harshe Jn outlining
the plans of the committe'e. The work
among the negro population of Co
lumbia will be handled by the negro
citizens themselves, according to
In making reports to the county
and state food conservation officers,
the local committee Is required to
list on separate sheets the names of
those refusing to sign the food saving
pledge. It was announced today,
Those who will do the work here
in the four wards into which the
city has ben divided are as follows:
First ward: Mrs. R. P. Flnley, chair
man; Mrs. J. M. Battcrton, Mrs. D. E.
Major, Mrs. Ed McDonnel, Mrs. W. E.
Edwards, Mrs. John N.- Taylor, .Mrs,
H.'O. Severance, Mrs. Luke uhiiders,
Mrs. Frank Harris, Mrs. J. E. Boggs
and Mrs. William Hlrth.
Second Ward: Mrs. W. K. Bayless,
chairman; Mrs. Carrie Sampson, Miss
Mary Haggard, Miss Lucile Rucker.
Mrs. E. W. Stephens, Mrs. L. B.
Nowell, Mrs. A. W. Kampschmldt, Mrs.
L. R. Fuller, Mrs. James Dysart,
Mrs. H. H. Banks. Miss W,illie Robin
son, Mrs. Kent Catron, Mrs. D. A.
Robnett, Mrs. L. D. Shobe, Mrs. W. H.
Braselton, Mrs. Walter Robinson,
Mrs. Robert Rogers, Miss Lena Hall
and Mrs. J. J. Phillips.
Third Ward: Mrs. W. T. Stephen
son, chairman; Mrs. A. F. Neate, Mrs.
B. E. Hoffman, Mrs. A. G. Spencer,
Mrs. N. T. Gentry. Miss Ruth Rollins,
Miss Mary Estes, Mrs. Sydney Calvert,
Mrs. Ben Shore, Mrs. Charles Eckles,
Miss Frances Denny, Mrs. H. H.
Tandy, Mrs. I. O. Hockaday. Mrs. E.
A. Trowbridge, Mrs. H. Wade' Klb
bard. Miss Flora Crouch, Mrs. J. G.
Babb, Mrs. Frank Pape, Mrs. H. T.
Lansing, Mrs. John Belcher, Mrs. J. B.
Cole. Mrs. P. H. Ross, Mrs. George
Revls, Mrs. H. I. Bragg, Mrs. Fair
balre. Miss Claudle Hatton, Miss
Allda Smith and Mrs. Sarah I.
Fourth Ward: Mrs. J. A. Gibson,
chalrmanr Mrs. George Redd, Mrs.
Mary Proctor Thompson, Mrs. George
Reeder, Mrs. Herbert Sill, Mrs. M.
P. Ravenel, Mrs. E. J. McCaustland,
Mrs. May Meyer, Mrs. E. Spencer,
Mrs. J. A. Hudson. Mrs. F. A. Hober
pcht, Mrs. F. Y. Ferree, Mrs. George
Kerr, Mrs. H. H. King and Mrs.
TWO DIVORCE SUITS FILED
Mrs. Daisy Ballenger and Mrs. Myrtle
Hampton are Plaintiffs.
Two suit3 for divorce were filed
with J. E. Boggs, circuit clerk, last
week. Daisy A. Ballenger In her
suit against John Ballenger charges
him with indignities, non-support and
jealousy. She asks that her former
name, Mrs. W. L. Via, be restored.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballenger were married
Mrs. Myrtle Hampton of Centralla,
in her suit against Leo Hampton,
charges him with cruelty and in
fidelity to marriage vows. She asks
to be made guardian of their two
children. Mr. and Mrs. Hampton
were married five years ago.
P. E. O. Society Buys Bond.
The P. E. O. Society decided to buy
a $50 Liberty Bond at a business
meeting yesterday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. W. H. Pommer. After
the meeting, Mrs. Pommer, Professor
Pommer and their daughter, Sybyl,
gave a musical program.
No Change in Draft Quotas.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 27. Provost
Marshall Crowder reports that the
classification of drafted men under
the new draft rules and regulations
will not affect quotas already chosen.
CLAIM THE CAPTURE
German War Office Asserts
Second Cadorna Army
SITUATION IS GRAVE
Rome Says the Struggle Is
Bitter, But Outcome Is
Bv Associated Press
BERLIN, Oct 27. Sixty thousand
Italians have been taken by the
Austro-German forces in their offens
ive on the front, army headquarters
announced today. Guns to the num
ber of 450 have been taken. The
mountain ridge of Stol has been
captured from the Italians, as has al
so the summit of Monto Matajur, says
Tho statement claims the defeat of
the second Italian army and that the
Isonzo front o'f the Italians is Im
periled as far as Wiktach.
Situation Grave, Says Cadorna.
By Associated Press
ON THE ITALIAN FRONT, Oct
27. The Italian War Department re
ports on tho present situation of the
armies a3 follows:
"Austro-German forces are still
Plains. 'The situation, however, is
still grave, and this fact is realized,'
said General Cadorna, commander of
the Italian armies.. The arranged
and attempted attack by General
von Mackensen's forces In the sector
ot Balnsizza and southward was held
Onfrnmi. Xnf TIppMajI.
By A&oclated Press
ROME, Friday, Oct 2G (delayed) A
semi-official statement issued tonight
says the struggle on the Isonzo front
is more than bitter 'and that the out
come Is still undecided. The situation
created by the power-of the enemy,
says the announcement, is "certainly
Having crossed the Italian boundary
line between Monte Cunin and halt
ff tho Judrio Valley, the enemy Is at
tempting to make an opening in the
lines, says today's official com
munication. The Austro-German forces
are also making strong attacks on the
Carso front. They were repulsed by
PORK PRODUCERS TO MEET HERE
C. E. Taney and Food Administrator
Mumford Among Speakers.
Men of state-wide reputation will
speak at the Missouri Pork Producers'
Conference In the Agricultural Build
ing Saturday, November 3. C. E.
Yancy, president of the Missouri Live
Stock Producers' Association, will be
the first speaker on the program.
State Food Administrator F. B. Mum
ford will follow with a talk on food
administration and the meat supply.
Prof L. A. Weaver of the animal
husbandry department will give an
exposition on swine-feeding experi
ments, with a trip through the hog
lots on the University Farm.
Other speakers ' will be: J. H.
Starr, a swine breeder and feeder of
Centralla; J. O. Barcley, manager of
the South St. Joseph Stockyards;
George M. Rommel .and Doctor White
of the United States Department of
Agriculture. In addition to the
speeches there will be ten five-
minute talks by county agents and
farmers from various localities In the
state. Gifford Pinchot has been In
vited to come and has answered tnat
he will attend If possible.
NEGRO UNIT LEAVES TOMORROW
Old Fashioned Songs Followed by
Talks at Sleeting In Their Honor.
Old fashioned camp meeting melo
dies by Columbia's colored folk
featured at the meeting Friday night
cf the forty-two negro men who will
leave tomorrow for Camp Funston.
After the singing talks were made by
H. A. Collier, E. C. Anderson and
Mayor J. E. Boggs. The men who
will go tomorrow morning marched
in a body into the church where the
meeting was held, receiving hearty
applause from the big crowd which
The negro unit will meet oi the
lawn at the courthouse at 9 o'clock to
morrow morning where a picture will
Ralph L. Milnes a Lieutenant
Ralph L. Milnes, a Junior in the
University last year, has been made
a lieutenant in the aviation section
and has entered the Balloon School at
Omaha, Neb. He was in training at
Camp Funston for six weeks before
taking the examination for the
Ashury Child Dies.
The five-day-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. G. Asbury, 308 St Joseph
street, died at 12 o'clock Friday night
Funeral services were held yesterday
at the Asbury residence by the Rev. I
Burial was In
Madison A. Hart
(Report Issued Saturday.)
For MissouVl and vicinity: Generally
fair Sunday unsettled, probably rain by
night. Not much change In temeprature
For Missouri: Sunday unsettled, prob
The storm area has moved to the upper
Lake region. Snow fell during the past
21 hours from Minnesota west to the
Rockies; and there has been rain In most
of the Ohio Valley section, lower Missouri
and middle Mississippi.
Fair weather has prevailed In Kansas,
Oklahoma, and Texas and In the south
east cotton belt.
Temperatures continue below the sea
sonal average, but there Is no severe
In Columbia generally fair weather will
prevail during the first half of the next
30 hours, becoming unsettled probably
with rain during the latter part
501 HUNTING PERMITS ISSUED
Miss Marian Rhys First Woman to
Bay License Here.
Miss Marian Rhys Is the first
woman In Boone County to buy a 1917
hunting license. Five hundred and
four permits have been sold. Most of
them have been taken out since
September 1. Four state -licenses,
costing $5 as compared with the
county permits at $1, are out
The opening of the quail season,
November 10, will bring the total up
with a rush, the county clerk says.
Nearly 1,200 were taken out last year.
The last of the bigger game has long
ago disappeared from Boone County,
the county official says, but there
remains quail, ducks, squirrels and
STARVING III RUMANIA
Help Must Reach That
Country Soon Children
, Dying Fast.
By Associated Press
JASSY, Rumania, Oct 27. Rumania
is in danger of starvation and desti
tution unless stepS are taken to re
lieve the food and clothing situation
InvesUgaUon by the Associated Press
correspondent indicates that help must
come soon if the country Is to re
tain its strategical importance in the
war. The Rumanian army has been
fighting with admirable courage and
endurance, -although its supply ot
provisions and wearing apparel have
been on a limited scale.
The death rate among the Rumanian
children due to malnutrition is ap
pallngly large. The supply of dairy
products is negligible. The govern
ment has sufficient corn to feed the
peasants until February, but there
are virtually no shoes, clothing or
blankets to be had.
EXA3IINE STATE WATER METERS
Experts Find Missouri Has Not Lost
Money In Penitentiary Supply.
Expert engineers at the university
and an expert from the state public
service commission yesterday made a
thorough test of the water meters
used at the state penitentiary by the
Jefferson City Water Works Company.
It had been said the state was being
badly gouged to the extent of several
thousand dollars a year because of
false measurements. The test shows
that the water company has been the
loser all along, and to an extent of at
least 15 per cent For the last thirty
years the prison has obtained its
water supply from the local water
company, and the cost is usually about
$9,000 a year, and occasionally run
ning up to $10,000. As a result of the
tests made here the company is en-
Utled to about $120 a month in excess
of what its bills called for during past
It seems the meters are old and
about worn out
MORE SOCKS FOR THE SOLDIERS
Home Economics Club Buys Knitting
Machine and Liberty Bond.
The members of the Home Eco
nomics Club bought a $50 Liberty
Bond and a knitting machine, at
their meeting Thursday night They
will pay cash for the bond.
The knitting machine knits socks
only. Instead of taking two days to
knit a pair of socks for a "Sammy,"
the machine makes It possible to knit
a pair In two hours,
Any girls In the
University can give both the yarn and
her time, or she can donate only her
Ume and the club will furnish the
yarn, wnen me macnine is noi m
use by the University girls, it may
be used by other people.
New Flag Raised Over City HalL
A new flag 13 now flying over the
city hall, replacing the old one which
had become so badly tattered that It
was hardly recognizable. The flag
cost $10 and Is five and a half by eight
Doctor Sabine Talks on Spinoza.
"Spinoza, On Church and State,"
was the subject of Dr. George" H.
Sabine's lecture before the Menorah
Society last night in Room A, Y. M. C.
Sir Charles Kearney Dies.
Br Associated Preas
tivtov net. 27. Sir Charles'
Kearney, noted novelist and author,
died here Friday.
U. S. SOLDIERS NOW
Nation Thrilled by News
That Americans at Last
Face the Germans on West
CASUALTIES MAY BE
EXPECTED ANY DAY
Shells Are Now Breaking
About Heads of Men From
America Pershing Makes
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 27. The nation
was thrilled today by word that
American troops at last were face to
face with the Germans across 'no
man's land." Announcement by Gen
eral Pershing that several battalions
of his infantry were In the front line
of trenches supported by American
batteries, which had already gone into
action against the enemy, fanned a
new flame of patriotism throughout
The silence with which Secretary
Baker and War Department officials
greeted the news showed that al
though the movement Into the trenches
had been expected at any time, it
was regarded only as the final phase
of the men's training a military
finishing school conducted under
fire. German shells are breaking about
the Americans and although they have
not taken oer) the trench sector,
rifle and machine gun, bombs and
bayonets from Americans will greet any
enemy attack. The silence of Secre
tary Baker indicated that no of
ficial reports of the occupation of the
trenches had been received.
Casualties among the American
forces are to be expected. Reports
from the front already show Inter
mittent artillery firing and a well
aimed shell may claim American
victims at any moment There is
nothing to indicate that an offensive
operation by the American and French
associates is to be expected outalde
ol possible trench raiding.
By Associated Frew
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, Oct 27. American troops
are in the first-line trenches on the
French front The artillery fired the
first shot of the war at 6 o'clock on
the morning of a recent day at a
German working party. There has
been Intermittent artillery fighting
Helmeted infantry marched in with
out the knowledge of the enemy on
the same night through rain and mud.
The French soldiers in the trenches
welcomed them enthusiastically.
Tho newest enemy trench Is several
hundred yards away. The sector is
one of the quietest on the front. It
has not been taken over by the Ameri
can troops, being under the control ot
the troops under the direction of the
The Americans have shelled Ger
man positions and troops, the enemy
sending back shell for shell. The first
shell case will be sent to President
Wilson. The shell case is now in the
possesion of General Slbert The shot
was fired by a red-haired gunner as
his comrades in the lines and as
sembled officers cheered.
Later a luncheon in tho field was
attended by American and French
artllleryists In celebration of the first
American contest with the enemy. The
gun used In firing the first shot was
one of the famous French 75's.
On the second day the French
shelled a German battery position
which was located by sound and the
enemy replied vigorously, projectiles
falling close to the Americans who
Joined in the duel.
All the troop3 will be relieved afte.
a certain period. Thus the American
expeditionary force Is getting the
benefit of actual war conditions.
Major General Scott At the Front
y Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Oct 27. Major Gen
eral Scott, chief of staff, has arrived
in France, and has gone to the front
After his return to the United States
he will be chief of the officers' staff
for Intensive trench warfare training.
He will have charge of the training
of all drafted men now in cantonments
and those in future calls upon his
Bird Club On Weekly Trip.
The University Bird Club took its
weekly field trip yesterday. A num
ber of Interesting birds, some of them
rather uncommon, as the prairie horn
ed lark and the winter wren, were
noted. The longest list of species in
cluded more than twenty.
26,000 Tons of Sugar on Market
By Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct 27. Negotiations
for a sugar release have been effected
here by large firms, which will ln-
volve a purchase of 20,000 tons, to be
piacea on uie uimmi jm. uutc.
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