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THE EVENINd MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1, 1917.
DJNfe WILL RECALL
DAYS, CENTURY AGO
AT TAVERN, -JAN. 18
Customs, Manners, Tradi
tions to Be Theme of Menu
Missourians, their customs, man
ners, vocations, avocations, special
delights, forms of amusements, revel
ries of a hundred years ago all these
will bo recalled and reviewed at the
centennial dinner to be given at tho
Daniel Boone Tavern January S, 19 IS.
On this date a hundred years ago Mis
souri's territorial petition, asking for
admittance into the Union, was pre
sented to Congress. This date
marked the beginning of Missouri's
struggle for statehood, which lasted
for three years, ending August 10,
1 1821. when President Monroe officially
admitted' her into the Union. It is
this event the gathering of Missouri's
prominent citizens will commemorate
here in Columbia on January 8.
Dinner, Nut u Banquet.
The celebration will be in charge of
the Missouri Centennial Committee of
One Thousand, which organization Is
planning to extend the observance to
include all the public schools of the
state. The State Historical Society
is also planning to hold its regular
annual meeting on January 8 in Co
lumbia. The rooms of the society,
which will be open to the public,
will contain an antiquarian pioneer
relic exhibit consisting of specimens
of various sorts of a hundred years
ago. This exhibit will be open for
the week beginning January S.
"That evening a 6 o'clock dinner,
not a. banquet, as Missourians of a
hundred years called them dinners
Instead," said Floyd C. Shoemaker,
secretary of the Missouri State His
torical Society, "will be served, con
sisting of pioneer-cooked and pre
pared food." Pioneer music, like
Missourians of a hundred years ago
sang and danced to, will have a place
on the program. Jlustlc decorations
will prevail. Possibly there will be
venison and similar Jthings.
Walter 15. Stevens to Speak.
The evening will end with addresses
by prominent Missourians on such
subjects as "The Missouri Statesman
of a Hundred Years Ago," "The Mis
souri Journalist of a Hundred Years
Ago," "The Missouri Woman of a
Hundred Years Ago," "The Missouri
Banker of a Hundred Years Ago,"
"The Missouri Preacher of a Hundred
Years Ago," and the like. William
R. Painter, chairman of the State
Prison Board, will deliver the intro
ductory address. The other speakers
as yet haven't been chosen. Walter
B. Stevens of St. Louis, president of
the State Historical Society of Mis
souri, will write a historical sketch
on the events of January 8, ISIS, and
will present it at the dinner that
Charles P. Hatfield of St, Louis,
secretary of the St Louis Convention
and Publicity Bureau, Is in Columbia
today helping arrange for the state
centennial celebration. The St. Louis
Centennial Committee Is arranging to
charter special cars to bring them to
Columbia for the dinner here.
Sqv. 2. Increased postage rate goes Into
Nov. 2. Football mass meeting at the
.. University Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Nov. 2. ITof. J. TV. Hudson will speak on
"The Educator and Social Recon
struction" under the auspices
ot the Alpha Zcta PI at 8:30 p.
in. in the University Auditorium.
Nov. 3. Columbia Equal Suffrage League
will meet at 2:30 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. W. E. Harshe, 400
South Sixth street.
Nov. 3. Missouri-Oklahoma football game
on Holllns Field.
Nov. 3. Meeting1 of hog producers of
Missouri at the College of Agri
culture. Nov. 12. Second Fhl Mo Alpha concert by
Zoellner Quartet In University
Nov. 2.". Missouri-Kansas football game
on Rollins rield. Homecoming
Day at the University.
of Columbia, spoke of the conditions
that we have to meet in business to
day -and those that we wil lhave to
face after the war.
He said that It is a common fault,
as Mr. Hatfield had suggested that the
business men belong to so many
organizations that they cannot keep
the interests of all in mind. He
thought it an oversight that a coal
famine should have been allowed to
occur in a coal community.
The Rev. James H. George made a
short speech endorsing the views of
the preceeding speakers and illustrat
ing the fact that we all need our out
look on different sections of the coun
P. B. Muraford, State Food Adminis
trator, in a few words summarized the
other speeches as showing that the
question before the Commercial Club
was how to bring the efforts, of the
people of the city into the greatest
co-ordination, as Columbia's great
est asset is the wealth of good people
who live here.
It was moved and seconded that a
committee be appointed by the chair
man E. C. Anderson, to outline work
for the club and report back to the
club at the next meeting. The fol
lowing were appointed: Dr. J. B.
Cole, J. N. Belcher and J. P. Hetzler.
-NAME COLUMBIA OPPORTUNITIES
Many Fields of Activity Overlooked,
speakers Tell Commercial Club
The Importance of knowing facts
about the home community as well as
possessing a broader outlook and
knowing nation-wide conditions, was
impressed by the speakers at the
Commercial Club luncheon at the
Daniel Boone Tavern this noon.
Charles F. Hatfield, secretary of
the St. Louis Convention and Publicity
Bureau, pleaded with the business men
to become more intimately acquainted
with the town and to advertise these
things for the benefit of the communi
ty and state. He noted somo of the
unusual assets of tho town, things
which he said should be widely advertised.
"The new hotel and bank rank In
beauty and facilities with any in the
country," said Mr. Hatfield, "and
should be advertised outside of the
home community. This would make an
Meal convention city with Its location
and advantages for entertainment, and
should be pushed for that purpose.
Certainly your hotel facilities here at
the Daniel Boone Tavern are excellent.
I have traveled a great deal but I
bare yet to sit down to such a
splendid fifty-cent meal as the one we
bave just finished here."
Mr. Hatfield urged the Commercial
Club to work for the city, to organ
ize effectively and especially see that
the city and state were well advertis
ed. Edwin T. Coman ot Spokane, Wash.,
president of the Exchange National
Bank of Washington a member of the
Board of Regents of the Washington
Agricultural College, and a director
of the Federal Reserve Bank, who
recently married Mrs. E. L- Mitchell
T. Mitchell Says the Food
Campaign Is Progress
J. T. Mitchell, chairman of the
Hoover food pledge committee for
Boone County, reports that the cam
paign is progressing well in the parts
of the county where his workers
have been able to get a supply of tho
plcdg cards. Two thousand more
blanks will arrive this afternoon. The
campaign has been late in the neigh
borhood of Harrisburg since no blanks
Mrs. W. E. Harshe, vice-president
for Boone County, said that the sup
ply of cards was very short, owing
to the fact that registration was much
larger than had been expected. The
complete returns will not be in until
Saturday evening, as some of the
women visited were not at home and
will have to be visited'by the com
The Rev. E. S. Redd and Mrs. J. P.
Coleman will have charge of the cam
paign among the negroes. Mrs. Harshe
gave them the blanks and Instructions
last night, '
The women who are canvassing re
port a serious situation in regard to
the fuel supply. Pew families have
an adequate supply and many have
none at all. This condition is not con
fined to the poor people, but extends to
SUPPLY OF 3-CENT STAMPS HEBE
Increased Postal Rales Go In Effect at
James H. Guitar, post master of Co
lumbia, said today that the postofflce
here was now supplied with 3-cent
stamps in anticipation of the demand
which will arise from the increased
postal rates, taking effect at midnight
tonight. The 3-oent envelope una
2-cent postal cards will come later In
This increased rate applies to all
letters going out of town. Those going
to the rural districts here and with
in the city limits will go at the same
Organiaztion Between Here
and New Florence Now
WILL VOTE BONDS
J. L. Maughs, on Visit to Co
lumbia, Tells of Enthusi
asm at Williamsburg.
Improvements that will mean a
straight hard-surfaced highway be
tween Columbia and New Florence
have been started in the counties
through which this route passes and
will be completed within the next few
months. This was the substance of a
report brought to E. W. Stephens,
president of the State Old Trails Road
Association today by J. L. Maughs of
Fulton Mr. Maughs has been in
Mlncola Springs recently and reports
that wo"rk by the convicts on the hills
there is progressing well.
The most significant step in the
road improvement work, however, Is
the step taken by the citizens of Wil
liamsburg yesterday, when It was de
cided to hold a special election No
vember 24, when the question of vot
ing bonds to improve the road be
tween the Fulton district and the
Mineola hills will be decided.
Will Complete Organization.
The Fulton district has a petition
filed which will come up before the
November meeting of court to organ
ize a special road district to improve
the roads between Fulton district and
the Boone County line. This " will
make the road organization complete
from Columbia to New Florence, as
Millersburg, too, has become inter
ested in the good road work and
promises to have the roads in that
Lifo at the convict camp, at Min
eola, according to Mr. Maughs, seems
to be very pleasant for the men and
they are making good progress with
the work of blasting a road through
the hllU. There arc thirty of the men
there and they have spent their time
thus far in blasting and tearing down
the hills through which the road
Convicts Have Plenty to Eat.
According to Mr. Maughs, the con
victs have been unusually well treat
ed by the citizens of Mineola, who
realize just what the work means for
their town. While visiting the camp,
which is electric lighted and well
taken care of, Mr. Maughs had an op
portunity to eat a meal with the su
perintendent of the work. They were
served the same food which tho con
victs were eating and Mr. Maughs ex
presses the opinion that it was one of
the best Missouri dinners he had had
for some time. The 'meal consisted of
roast beef, potato salad and light rolls
with coffee served with real cream
Mr. Maughs spent the day in Co
lumbia. He was accompanied here
by W. B. Harris, also of Fulton.
POUR TIES GREATER
Toll of U-Boats in Last 2
Months Heaviest Yet, Says
MANY SHIPS BUILT
Output of Merchantmen 123
Per Cent Higher This
Year Than Last.
Byj Associated Press
J.ONDON, Nov. 1. "During the last
Quarter of thft vpar thp Rprmiinii hnvA
lost as manv submarines a thev Inst ' .iii,"1" temperature In Columbia
orrMlumbla and Vicinity :FaIr tonight
loUou'tO WarmCr Fr,day- LeSt
r,ne mtaju'ay!11 and
?iloSdjrTSkIes conHnne In the Lake reclon
"' Lawrence Valley, but elsewhere
within the range of our reports ' u flnl
P? ,of ea,.Uer Prevails, although rather
Ih. the yC"' '" ln
Temperatures continue to range below
the seasonable average in nil sections but
there Is no seTere cold anywhere to the
iV .r . lue O'ler nana though,
the weather Is unusually cold In the far
south, frost occurring nightly well Into
ufuarolinaT' 'aDama' Ue0rgla and
In Columbia no marled changes are ex
pected In the nresent weather for the next
two or three days.
during the entire year of 1916
Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the ad
miralty, in the House of Commons' to
day. "The output of merchant ships In
the first nine months of this year," he
continued, "was 123 per cent higher
than In the corresponding period last
year. Between 40 and 50 per cent of
the German submarines operating in
the North Sea, the Arctic and the At
lantic since the beginning of the war
have been sunk."
The loss of merchantmen In October,
air ctic aaaea, was sugntiy larger
than In September. Enemy submarines
were being sunk to an increasing ex
tent, he safa, but the Germans were
building them faster than they had
Standard ships aggregating 1,000,
000 tons had been arranged for he said,
and more than one-half of this amount
was under construction. The total net
reduction of British tonnage since the
beginning of the war was given as 2,
Was 41 lllItw nnil tha Ia.-ao
said last night was 27; precipitation 0.00:
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday DO per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 03 and the lowest 41:
,. .-.,..... w. w. mi ut;ii
Sun rises today, 6:37 a. m
5:rj p. m.
Moon rises 0:53 p. m.
TENNIS MEDALS AJVAKDED
MONEY FOB POOR CHILDREN
Mothers' Club 1V1H Give Supper to
Raise Funds for Needy Pupils.
The Benton Mothers' Club will raise
money for needy children ln that
school. It will give a supper followed
by a program November 8.
Miss Ella Dobbs of the manual arts
department talked at the meeting ot
the Mothers' Club yesterday afternoon
about the work of the club during
war time. She said that it was the
duty of mothers to teach their chil
dren tb be loyal in thought and
speech. Miss Dobbs also spoke of the
Junior Red Cross work which is to
be done In the public schools of Columbia.
Miss Leavel Wins Championship Re
ports for IV". A. A. Party Given.
"Few things are more worth while
In your University life than athletic
actitvities," said Dr. W. E. Meanwell
Tuesday night at the meeting of the
Women's Athletic Association.
Doctor Meanwell said that athletics
wer as important for girls as for boys
from the viewpoint of health and of
training in democracy and team
wir4cf -- - - ' - -.i
Last year's tennis medals were
awarded, the championship medal be
ing given to Miss Merle Leavel. Miss
Zella Edwards was appointed official
photographer and Miss Kathleen
Browning official reporter for the as
Miss Katherme King, chairman of
the entertainment committee, and
Miss Mary K. Stewart, chairman of
the refreshment committee of the W.
A. A. party, which is to be given No
vember 10, mado reports for their re
Miss Stewart, who is also head of
the women's physical education de
partment, told the girls of the Red
Cross courses to be given this winter.
Miss Katherine King announced a
mass meeting to be held at 4 o'clock
tomorrow. The association voted to
give $10 to tho S. G. A. yarn fund.
8 KILLED IN AIR
Airphmes in Seven Groups
Bomb London Last Night
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 1. Eight persons
were killed and twenty-one injured in
the German air raid last night, ac
cording to an offlclal statement issued
today by the British war department.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 1. Thirty airplanes
in seven-groups took part In last
night's air raid. Three of them pene
trated to the heart of London, says an
official report today. The casualties
and damages were slight.
The first group of air raiders
dropped bombs near the coast. Two
more groups were DroKen up by a
barrage on the southeast outskirts of
the metropolis. The fourth group
was turned back up the Thames on
the way to London.
Of the fifth group, one or more air
planes penetrated southeast London.
Some of the. sixth group were dis
persedoefore they reached the outer
defense of the city.
Troops of General Cadorna
Reorganize and Hold Ene
my Seven Miles West of
CAVALRY AND BIG
Invaders Fail to Rush Be
yond Isonzo and Capture
Third Army 180,000
By Associated Press
Indications from Palestine are that,
with the advance of favorable weather,
the British are resuming their active
campaign on the Syrian coast. The
capture by British troops of Beer
sheba, approximately forty miles
southwest ot Jerusalem, is reported
In an official statement today.
When the operations In Palestine
halted last spring, the British had
pushed up the coast from Sinai Pe
ninsula to the east of Gaza on the
coast in Southern Palestine, while in
the interior of Palestine a column had
advanced on virtually a parallel front
to the vicinity of Beeraheba.
100 ENROLL IX SHORT COURSE
FINLAND REACHES PORT
Torpedoed U. S. Transport Travels
Under Own Steam.
By Associated Prss
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. The trans
port Finland, recently torpedoed while
returning to the United States, was
able to return to a foreign port under
her own steam. The Navy Department
does not say whether ther.e was an
injury or loss of life on the Finland.
TAXES RANGE FROM $5 TO 8100
Merchants Are AUowed Extension of 4
Days In Which to Pay.
Berry W Jacobs, city collector,
yesterday collected the city occupa
tion taxes and the taxes based on the
assessed value of stock carried by
merchants. These were due Thursday
but an extension of four days' was
granted merchants to make their pay
Some of the taxes collected were as
Iotj' as $5 while in a -number of In
stances they ranged to $100.
NEGROES FACE COURT MARTIAL
Miss Helen Robnett of Columbia Is
Only Woman Registered.
Registration for the Short Course
in the College of Agriculture began
at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at the
Agricultural Building. The total num
ber of students registered yesterday
was 100. On the first day last year
139 students were registered. Last
year two days were allowed for regis
tration, but this year only one day was
allowed. Some students registered to
day, and it is probable that the en
rollment will be equal to that of last
"Only one woman, Miss Helen Rob
nett of Columbia, has enrolled In the
short course In home economics. Miss
Ronbett will take the course In Red
Cross work which is offered ln the
home economics department.
ASKS $960 FROM COLUMBIA
Money Will Re Used for Training
Columbia has been asked to con
tribute $960 during the week of
November 5, for the national train
ing camp activities. Mayor J. E.
Boggs revelced a telegram from R. D.
Fosdick, chairman of the War Depart
ment and Navy Department com
missions on training camp activities.
this morning making the request for
the subscription and asking Mayor
Boggs to appoint committees to take
charge of the work.
The telegram was sent from Wash
ington. It says: "America is re
sponding nobly to President Wilson and
Secretaries Baker and Daniels in de
manding that our enlisted men in
training shall receive no other scars
than those won In honorable war
fare. The War Camp Community
Recreation Service will raise a na
tional fund next week. It is Im
portant that that local committee be
quickly organized. This fund is for
work in the communities near; the
camps where the men go on leave and
are most susceptible to either good or
bad Influence and does not conflict
with the work of the Y. M. C. A. or
other organizations inside the camps.
We ask your patriotic co-operation in
organizing a campaign or appointing a
strong committee to raise Columbia's
quota of $960 during the week of
By Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS OF
GENERAL CADORNA, Nov. 1. Gen
eral Cadorna, commander-in-chief, In
dicated today that the Italian troops,
promptly reorganized, are holding
back the enemy seven miles west of
The Germans and Austrians did not
succeed in their pre-arranged plan to
rush beyond the Isonzo into the
Frleull Valley and capture the Third
Italian Army, which occupied the re
gion of Gorlzla and Carso, although
they broke the Italian line from
Plezzo to Tolmino.
The resistance of the big Italian
guns and cavalry 'has been so effect
ive that the Third Army had time to
cross the Tagllamento. and southern
nson20 ih orderly-retreat. ""The' main
body of Italian forces is ready to face
the invaders in the counter-offensive
which is being prepared. '
Italian cavalry has entered into ac
tion on a large scale for the first time
in the war. The mountain troops
have made several charges opposing
the advances of the enemy.
Enemy Now Has 1SO.00O Prisoners.
By Associated Press
BERLIN; Nov. 1. The Austro-Ger-
man forces invading Italy have In
creased their number of prisoners
taken to more than 1S0.000, and have
also captured 1,500 Italian guns, ac
cording to the official reports of the
The German statement says the
Teutonic Fourteenth Army yesterday
gained another great victory. Por
tions of the Italian retreating forces
made a stand at the Tagliamehto
River. The bridge head position,
Dimenano and Codrito, were captured
by the Germans. The Austro-Ger-
mans captured rear-guard positions
of the Italians to the east of the lower
Tagllamento, where they are reported
to have taken 60,000 Italians.
To Entertain Missouri Pork Producers.
The Block and Bridle Club met last
night to make arrangements to enter
tain the Missouri pork producers at
the conference here Saturday. At
the meeting of the club tomorrow
night visitors will be Invited to speak.
Greene County Supports Food Pledge.
E. A. Cockefalr of Springfield,
county agent of Greene County, sent
a telegram to Dean F. B. Mumford
this morning that 55,000 had signed
the food pledge in that county.
64 Soldiers, Cluirged With Murder, on
Trial at Fort Houston.
By Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 1.
Court martial of the sixty-four en
listed negroes of the Twenty-Fourth
Infantry charged with murder, oc
curring out of the raid at Houston
the night ot August 23, began at Fort
Sam Houston this morning.
410 NEW! T. M. C. A. MEMBERS
Promotion Committee Meets to Dis
cuss Final Drive.
The second meeting of the T. M. C.
A. promotion committee was held
Monday night at the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing preparatory to making the final
drive for members this year. A lunch
eon was served and a talk made by
Prof. C. C. Taylor before the workers
went to their assigned sections of the
city. More than 200 members were
added, bringing the total membership
to 674. The campaigns conducted Mon
day night and a week ago resulted ln
the addition of 410 members.
Chemical Society Elects Officers.
The Schweitzer Chemical Society
held a meeting last night, at which
Arthur Langmeier talked on "Pow
dered Coal and the Powdered Coal
Furnace" and Gilbert Moore on "The
Relation of Chemistry to Geology."
The following officers were elected:
President, Emery Roller; vice-president,
Raymond Elliot; secretary,
Grace Boyle; treasurer, Eugene Vo
gel; chairman of the program com
mittee, Erskine Longfellow. Re
freshments were served. At the next
meeting, to be held in two weeks,
Philip Ronzone and Walter Ritchie
will talk on "The Agricultural Exper
iment Station and Its Working."
VIGILANCE COMMITTEE NAMED
II. F. CARLTON IS MARRIED
PACKING RED CROSS SUPPLIES
Headquarters Here Present a Busy
Preparations for shipping the Red
Cross supplies are going on rapidly
here. At the Red Cross headquarters
In the Thilo building, huge packing
cases, especially made for oversea
shipping, are being filled with supplies.
Former University Instructor Weds
Announcement has been received
of the marriage of Henry FIske
Carlton, former instructor in the
English department ot the University,
to Miss Mabel Mason of Evanston,
111. The wedding took place October
Mr. Carlton is now a member of the
aviation corps at Champaign, 111. Miss
Mason was formerly employed on a
Doctor Jenkins to Visit His Son Here.
Dr. B. A. Jenkins, pastor of tho
Llnwood Boulevard Christian Church
of Kansas City, will arrive In Colum
bia soon and will probably speak
here. Doctor Jenkins has spent the
last six months in the English
trenches, working with the Y. M. C.
A. He will visit his son, Paul Jenkins,
a freshman in the University.
To Investigate Hessian Fly Damage.
Harold M. Fort, field agent of the
entomology department of the United
States Department ot Agriculture,
left last night to make an investiga
tion throughout the state of the dam
age caused by the Hessian fly to fall-
1 sown wheat.
League to Detect German Sympathis
ers and Signs of Disloyalty.
W. B. Nowell has been appointed
chairman of the Columbia Prepared
ness League and Vigilance Committee
by Mayor J. E. Boggs. Emmett Mc
Donnell, D. A. Robnett, J. A. Oliver,
J. W. Schwabe, I. A. Barth, George
Starrett, W. W. Payne, J. M. Taylor,
Dr. E. H. Smith and Prof. L. M. Do
foe will also serve on the committee.
It will be the work of the com
mittee to circulate a petition Ho Con
gress for a fit punishment for those
who show sympathy for Germany or
disrespect to the government of the
United States. The committeo will
meet this week to make plans for Its
work. Any signs of disloyalty dis
covered by the committee will be re
ported to the headquarters of the
Defense Society In New York City.
Local Coal Shortage Interests State.
That the rest of the state Is Inter
ested In the welfare of Columbia dur
ing the present cpal shortage Is
shown by an article on the first page
of the St. Louis Republic of October
31 with the heading, "Columbia, Mo.,
Relieved From Coal Shortage." The
co-operation of the railroads was an
important factor in the success of the
George C. Breckcnridgo Visiting Here.
George C. Breckenrldge, a graduate
of the School of Engineering last sum
mer, and who Is now with the Mis
souri Pacific railroad ln Omaha, Neb.,
la ln Columbia on business. Mr.
Missions College Man Here Yesterday.
W. C. Payne of the College of Mis
sions, Indianapolis, Ind., was in Co
lumbia yesterday, after attending the
naUonal convention of the Christian
Church ln Kansas City.
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