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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1917.
PRODUCERS ARE TOLD
Conference Seeks Assurance
That Swine-Breeding Will
Yield Fair Profit.
SHORTAGE IS FELT
200 at Meeting Designed to
Increase Output of "Ideal
Food for Soldiers."
To consider means for relieving
the shortage of pork called by Dean
F 13. Mumford "the Ideal food for the
soldiers" 200 swine Breeders or .Mis
souri attended a conference at the
Agricultural Buildinp from 10 to 4:30
o'clock yesterday. After hearing talks
in which they were advised, as a
patriotic duty, to .feed corn to hogs
instead of marketing the corn, the pro
ducers adopted two resolutions that
iiiav have an important bearing on the
food situation. They urged, first, that
a price be fixed by the Food Adminis
tration guaranteeing to tne pone pro
ducers as much money for 100 pounds
of hogs on foot as he could get for
fourteen bushels of corn, and, second,
that substantial premiums be paid
for heavy hogs to stop the selling of
immature animals. The ratio of 100
pounds to 14 bushels was recom
mended by Dean Mumford, state food
The Pork Producers' Conference, as
it was officially named, discussed from
many angles the question of in
creasing production and at the same
time assuring the farmer of a reason
Would Suspend Cholera Rules.
The delegation from Atchison
County proposed the suspension of the
hog cholera rules so that they might
ship in hogs to cat their frost-bitten
corn. Hog breeders from other sec
tions of the state and Doctor D. F.
Luckey, State Veterinarian, defeated
the measure. The meeting .however
empowered C. E. Yancy. president of
the Missouri Live Stock Producers
Association, to appoint a committee of
fie to confer with Doctor Luckey and
the State Food Administration with
regard to finding a way to modify the
cholera regulations. ,
All the speakers agreed that good
prices for corn and the uncertainty of
pork prices remaining at their pres
ent height caused farmers to hold
back from feeding corn. They pre
ferred to "play safe." Sherman
Houston, a feeder of Malta Bend, ad
ocated that the government stabilize
pork and corn prices.
Most of the speakers believed that
farmers were making a mistake In
selling their hogs Immature.
George M. Rommell of the United
States Department of Agriculture pre
sented statistics showing that there
were 5,427,000 fewer hogs in the coun
try this year than last. Moreover, he
said that Missouri would have on hand
136,000,000 bushels of corn more than
was produced last year. This should
be fed to hogs, he concluded.
Prof. S. D. Cromer of the agricul
tural department recommends feed
ing of alfalfa to supplement corn, and
cited a successful hog-feeding venture
of last summer in support of the contention.
Dean Mumford read a telegram
from Herbert Hoover calling attention
to "certain propaganda in the country
stimulated by pro-German and anti
war sources intended to discourage
and mislead the livestock grower."
"For instance," the message con
tinued, "a statement that the Food
Administration faors $10 hogs Ms
been widely circulated by insidous
means In many states. We have given
all possible publicity to the absuridity
of such a statement.
"The profits of the meat packers
are to be limited and their business
rigidly controlled. I believe it sound
business for every farmer to increase
hog production for 1918 as much as
possible. I am sure that the nation
needs that increase to help win the
The telegram from Mr. Hoover also
told of the establishment of a com
mittee of important hog producers to
advise the administration as to cost
of production and other matters deal
ing with the raising of pork.
Are Conserving Food.
. Judging from remarks made by the
producers who attended the confer
ence, Missouri farmers are keenly
alive to the necessity of food con
servation. T. F. Avery of Hale. Carroll
County, has begun to pay his ten or
twelve hired men by the hour. This
he says allows them to make more
wages and helps him to keep abreast
of his work. Hands are hard to get.
Ben F. Geisert. B. S. in As. '15, who
ships a large number of hogs a year,
has planted more wheat this fall in
preparation for the heavy demand.
Mr. Geisert lives at Washington in
Franklin County. He was engaged in
acricultural extension work in 1916.
Edward Petty, who keeps about 300
hogs, said his wife had signed the
food pledge and had begun substltut-
Nor. 5. Annual meeting of Columbia
i;nanty Organization Society at
t-.ia ociock in commercial Club
Nov. 12. Second Phi Mn Alpha concert by
Zoellncr Ouartet In University
Nov. 14. Lecture on "The Government
A1U In Feeding the Nation." by
V. It. Newell, bead of department
of civil engineering. University of
Illinois, In Agricultural Auditorium
nt 8 p. m.
ov. 13. Lecture on "Co-operation Among
Knjrineer," by Prof. !'. II. Newell,
head of department of civil
engineering. University of Illinois,
In Pbjslcs Lecture Itoom at" 4 p. in.
Nov. 29. Missouri-Kansas football game
on Rollins Field. Ilomecomlng
Day at the University.
Germans Capture Party of
U. S. Soldiers While on
By Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. 3. The capture of
nine American soldiers, while on a
leconnoitering tarty, by German sol
diers was announced by the War De
partment today. They were doing
outpost amy ana scouting along a
canal running Into the Rhine on the
northeastern border of France.
This region of the Rhine has not
been the scene of battle since the
early part of the war. The capture
occurred twenty miles from Lunezille.
TO SI A PLEDGE
But Few of the Women in
Columbia Showed Any
CANVASS A SUCCESS
Incomplete Reports From
County Show 3,083 Will
By Associated. Press
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE. Nov. 3. A heavy down
pour of rain beginning at noon Friday
hindered activities of the artillery in
the portion of the French front where
the American battalions are on duty,
and converted the vast areas into
seas of mud.
No official communication was is
sued on Friday, but there has been
nothing in the reports to headquarters
to suggest any change In the normal
situation along the American sector.
Generrl Pershing returned yesterday
from a visit to the BriUsh front. A
party of American major-generals in
spected the billets of the first con
TWELVE U. S. SAILORS DROWX
Accident In Home Waters to Men of
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. Twelve
men, all the crew of a picket boat
of the battleship Michigan, were lost
when the little craft foundered In
home waters. In a brief announce
ment of the disaster today, the Navy
Department gave no details. Presum
ably the fast little picket boat was
on patrol duty and foundered In a
heavy sea or may have met with an
accident. Three bodies have been
found and, as all the others are
missing, the Navy Department as
sumes that all were lost With the
casualty list, the department made this
"The Navy Department announces
that on October 30 the picket boat of
the United States Ship Michigan
foundered. Apparently the entire
crew of the boat was lost. The finding
of the bodies of three of the crew and
failure to find any other trace of the
boat or its occupants leads the depart
ment to beilleve all are lost."
The body of Coxwain E. L. Tamillo,
whose mother lives in Chicago, has
Twenty-six persons would not sign
the Hoover food pledge in Columbia
last week, and 2,621 persons did sign
it. Mrs. W. E. Harshe, vice-chairman
for Boone County of the food pledge
committee, said that with incomplete
returns from the county and reports
from the Third Ward in Columbia
lacking, the total registration was
3.0S3. Sturgeon reported 459 nledKes
Mrs. W. K. Bayless, who supervised
the campaign in the most thickly pop
ulated district, reported 1,291 who
signed the pledge. Mrs. J. A. Gibson
had 635 signers and Mrs. R. P. Finley
had 350 names, with reports from two
of her committees yet to come in.
Mrs. Carrie George signed 290 at the
Mrs. John H. Estes turned in 249,
the greatest number of names, ob
tained by one person. Mrs. H. Wade
Hlbbard was next with 192 names.
Mrs. L. L. Hunt and Mrs. L. B. Truitt
were third and fourth with 1S1 and
178 names, respectively.
The campaign was a success in
every way. The twenty-six persons
who would not sign declined chiefly
because of ignorance of what the
pletlge really meant. Seme were re
luctant to sign any sort of a paper,
some were uninterested, some had to
wait and see their husbands and a
very few were antagonistic. "I don't
believe those twenty-six persons are
disloyal," said Mrs. Harshe. "I be
lieve they Just didn't understand."
The campaign in the county has
been extended until Not ember 12, as
the blanks and pledge cards did not
come until late. So far, the returns
from the county have been excellent.
OF W. A, BRIGHT
' ON TORPEDOED BOAT
No Word From Columbia
Boy, Senior Lieutenant
r. ri?pJr.t I""I Saturday.)
warmer?" Sunday; sllsl,tly
For Sllssourl: Fair Sunday; slightly
warmer south and e-ist portion, and ex
treme east portion Sunday.
ON HIS THIRD TRIP
Clarkson Bright Was in
Charge of the Transport's
Clarkson Bright, son of W. A.
Bright, who lives two and one-half
miles north of Columbia on the Black
foot gravel, was the senior lieutenant
on the transport Finland, which was
torpedoed on tne home journey re
cently. Nine men lost their lives.
W. A. Bright told a Missourian re
porter last night that he knows little
more about the attack than has ap
peared in the papers. He had re
ceived no word from his son. Clarkson
Bright was graduated from Annapolis
In 1910 and has been in the Navy ever
since, rising to the office of senior
lieutenant, in charge of the ship's
The last time that Mr. Bright saw
his son was in September, when he
and his wife went to New York to
visitjiim while he was on a leave of
absence. He has not been in Colum
bia since the war started. This was
his tbird trip on a transport ship and
the first time that he has met any
accident. The official announcement"
of the affair was as follows:
"The Navy Department has re
ceived dispatches stating that the
transport Finland was torpedoed
while returning from foreign waters.
The damage to the ship was slight,
and she returned to port under her
own steam. The Finland was under
escort, but no sign of the torpedo or
submarine was seen."
Another report of Navy Department
told of the loss of nine lives.
Yesterday's Football Result.
Minnesota 7, Wisconsin 10
Illinois 0, Chicago 0
Ohio State 26, Indiana 3
Oklahoma 14, Missouri 7
Kansas 9, Kansas Aggies 0
Mo. Sch. of Mines 2, Washington 21
Ohio U. 43, Baldwin Wallace 0
Grinnell 25, Drake 7
Central 0, Oklahoma A. and M. 13
Brown 0, Syracuse 6
British Sea Forces Destroy
Cruiser and Ten Armed
PROF. F. H. XEWELL COMING
HOW SOMiJ WOJIEX SAVE
31. U. -MAX BUILDS U. S. CAMP
(Continued to page G.)
S. B. Houx Xow Has Contract to Build
Airplane Training Base.
Samuel Bailey Houx, formerly of
Warrensburg, graduate of the School
of Engineering in 1902, is now head of
a Houston, Tex., construction company
that built Camp Logan and now he has
a large contract from the government,
the building of a two squadron air-
pany, which, besides the government
On the first Job Houx had 4,000 men
working at once and gave out weekly
pay checks amounting to nearly $90,-
Eight years ago with one man, now
dead, he founded his construction com'
pany, which, be sides the government
lobs, has a long list of the largest
projects of the Southwest to Its
credit. Houx was a football star
while In the University.
TWO TIGERS ARE INJURED
Bass Whose Collar Bone Was Broken,
May Be Out of the Game.
Henry B. Bass, right tackle on the
Missouri team, suffered a broken col
lar bone in yesterday's game with
Oklahoma. He may not be able to
play in any of the remaining games
this season. E. G. Schroeder, right
end, was also severely injured. The
ligaments in his right shoulder were
torn loose during the last quarter of
the game. He had to be replaced by
Marshall. It is believed he will re
cover from the injury in time to play
in the Washington game November 17.
3IIss Whealdon Tells of War Work.; only for breakfast. I do not use lard
Miss Martha Whealdon, Y. W. C. A. in making cornbread so Just that much
secretary from Bombay, India, spoke fat Is conserved. We use very little
at an informal meeting of the cabinet meat for we have our own chickens,"
yesterday morning in Academic HalLj Mrs. J. D. Van Horn, 1614 Amelia
Miss Whealdon told of the war -work In street, says that although she is the
India, the care of the wounded English wife of a grocery dealer she has been
and Australian sodiers in Bombay, and .
the Y. W. C. A. work for the nurses. (Continued to Page Six)
and Wheatless Days
Vogue in Colombia.
Wheatless days and meatless days
are the vogue in Columbia. Hoover
pledge cards are seen in practically
every home and many are the women
who are following the plans of the
Hoover administration. In the homes
of families of moderate circumstances
food conservation is practiced every
day in the year, and usually year In
and year out, regardless of wars. Yet
almost every housewife In Columbia is
finding some new way In which she
can conserve, a new wheatless recipe,
a substitute wheat dish or sirup in
stead ot sugar cookies.
"I do not ice my cakes," said Mrs.
H. O. Severance, 117 Edgewood avenue.
and this, together with the use ot
honey in cookies, is a great saving. In
the line of meats we use very little for
we have our own chickens."
This is the ono way where a large
number of Columbia housewives are
economizing and saving the meats.
They have bought chickens which not
only supply the necessary meat but
also eggs. The table scraps are fed
to them but as one housewife declared,
"we have to buy chicken feed for we
don't have table scraps now. We are
giving the garbage man a chance to
get the kink out of his back."
Mrs. J. E. Thornton, 301 HItt street,
believes that the conservation of food
is the doing without that which the
government can ship to the Allies,
and usng those meats, vegetables and
fresh fruits which cannot be sent. "In
the meat line," said Mrs. Thornton, "I
use game, fowl, eggs and fish. Then
if pork or beef is desired, I use liver,
brains and spareribs, or In other
words, those parts which are not ship
ped to the fighting force. I have been
using more beans and have discovered
that the small brown speckled bean,
has as much nutritive value and Is less
expensive than the navy bean."
"We have just finished a beefless,
porkless and muttonless week, with
oysters, fish and chicken as substi
tutes," said Mrs. P. F. Trowbridge,
1305 Keiser. "With a five-gallon jar
of sorghum, I also intend to do with
less sugar. Speaking of new dishes, I
have discovered that a crustless pump
kin pie. In other word, a pumpkin pud
ding, is very good, and thatis a sav
ing of wheat and fat."
Mrs. J. A. Roberts, 312 North
Eighth street declared that her
economy had been practiced for a good
many years. "The signing of the
Hoover pledge does not make much
difference with me," she said, "for I
have a family that likes cornbread. We the Man."
have it twice a day and wheat biscuits
Two Lectures Here by Former
clamatlon Service Director.
Prof. F. H. Newell, head of the de
partment of civil engineering of the
.University of Illinois, former director
of the United States Reclamation Ser
vice, will deliver two lectures here
November 14 and 15. The lecture on
November 14 will be given in the
Agricultural Auditorium at 8 o'clock.
The subject will be "Government Aids
in Feeding the Nation," and it will be
Illustrated by Btereoptican slides. "Co
operation Among Engineers," will be
Professor Newell's subject In the
afternoon of November 15. It will be
given in the physics lecture room at 4
o'clock. Both these lectures are giv
en under the auspices of the Sigma Xi.
HEADS PEXX SUMMER SCHOOL
Xcw Position for Dr. II. L. Crosby,
Former 31. U. Teacher.
Dr. Henry L. Crosby, assistant pro
fessor of Greek in the University
from 1906 to 1909, has been appointed
head of the summer school at the
University of Pennsylvania, where he
is assistant professor of Greek. Doc
tor Crosby was graduated from the
University of Texas in 1901 and re
seived the degree of Ph. D. at Harvard
in 1905. He taught at Pennsylvania
before coming to Missouri and was
preceptor of classics at Princeton the
following year. Mrs. Crosby, who
was formerly MIs3 Olive Williams, Is
a sister of Mrs. W. G. Manly of Columbia.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 3 The admiralty an
nounces that certain British forces
have engaged in the Cattegat an arm
of the North Sea between Sweden and
Denmark, and that prisoners are be
ing brought in. No further informa
tion is yet at hand.
The statement issued by the British
admiraly says: "Further reports from
our forces operating in the Cattegat
have been received. We destroyed a
German cruiser armed with six
inch guns and also ten armed patrol
craft. Sixty-four prisoners have been
rescued by our forces. No British
losses have been reported. Further
details will be published on the return
of our forces to their base."
German Raider Sunk.
Bt Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 3. The sink
ing of the German raider, Crocodile,
and five German armed trawlers was
reported by men on two Danish
steamships. The men said they
sighted the German vessels in flames
and later saw them sink.
Pressure More Noticeable
Now on Left Wing of
AN APPEAL TO U. S.
War Office Wants This
Country to Declare War
By Associated Press
ROME. Nov. 3. The Austro-Ger-man
pressure is more noticeable on
the left wing of the Italian armies on
the Tagliamento line, says the of
ficial statement Issued today by the
Italian war office. Attempts have been
made by the Teutons to reach the
right bank of the river, the statement
adds, but all attacks have been re
uplsed by the Italians.
German Cruiser Sunk.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 3. Thirty German
sailors from the German cruiser
Marie were killed in a naval battle that
occurred between the latter and a
British destroyer, according to re
ports fronf Copenhagen.
CAI'ITOL ALMOST COMPLETED
TO GIVE FOOD TO THE POOR
Churches Will Distribute Baskets
The Columbia churches and the
Charity Organization Society will dis
tribute baskets of food to poor fami
lies in the city Thanksgiving Day.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist
Church has already promised thirteen
Mumford to Talk to Grocers.
iDean Frederick B. Mumford, federal
food administrator for Missouri, will
deliver an address upon the work of
the administration before a meeting
of the wholesale grocers of Missouri,
Kansas and Oklahoma in Kansas City
Two Statues Xow Being Considered for
Place in Main HalL
The construction work on the new
capitol building at Jefferson City is
about completed and all that remains
to be done is the decorating and in
terior furnishing, according to E. W.
Stephens, chairman of the Capitol
Commission. It is estimated that two
or three months will be required for
Steel furniture yet remains to be
obtained for the buildings, and all the
Interior decorating and painting must
still be done. The pediment carving,
which will probably be elaborate, has
not been arranged for but the detail
that is most in abeyance is the selec
tion of a suitable statue for the main
Two figures are being considered
for the place of honor. The one that
seems to have the preference is that
of Ceres, Goddess ot the Harvest This
is favorably considered because of its
aptnes in showing the agricultural
possibilities of the state. It would
cost $3,000 or $4,000 and would be
made of bronze or copper; probably of
the latter metal as bronze Is now very
The other figure suggested is' that
of an Indian, the hands outstretched to
the sun, and arranged on a pedestal
that would turn by clock work to keep
the figure always facing the sun. This
idea has gained some favor because of
Wants War on Austria.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. America
can best aid Italy in her Dresent
crisis by declaring war on Italy's arch
enemy. Austria-Hungary, said an
official cablegram from the general
headquarters of the Italian army re
ceived here today.
"it is the general opinion in Italy
that the United States can render the
greatest service to Italy and to the
cause of the Entente during the critical
events of the present time," the cable
gram says. "There Is no question here
of America sending soldiers and
steamers: it is by declaring war on
Austria-Hungary, the allies of Ger
many and the enemy of Italy."
Germans Retreat In West.
By Associated Prua
PARIS. Nov. 3. The French are ad
vancing between the Oise Canal and
the region of Carbeny and have reach
ed the south bank of the Aillette River,
the war office announced today.
The Germans have retreated to the
north bank of the river. The bridges
across the Aillette have been destroy
ed by the Germans.
Since October 23 the French have
captured 422 guns and 720 machine
Russians and Germans Fraternize.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD. Nov. 3. Russian
troops in the Vishneff sector yesterday
fraternized with German troops, it
was announced today by the war of
fice. Vishneff is a town on the Rus
sian front southwest of Vilna.
BAX OX CHRISTMAS GIVIXG
Track 3feetlng Tomorrow Night
A. second meeting of track men has
been called by Coach H. F. Schulte to
be held at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night in the Missouri Union Building.
All interested in track work are re
quested to attend.
To Speak at Presbyterian Church.
C. G. Lord of Camp Funston will ad
dress the young people's societies at
6 o'clock tonight at the Presbyterian
Church. His topic will be "Arms and
S. A. E. Freshmen Win.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon freshman
football team defeated the Delta Tau
Delta freshmen yesterday morning on
Rollins Field by a score of 12 to 0.
To Close Library on Sunday.
The University Library is to be
closed on Sunday until a larger supply
of coal is obtained.
Christian College Club to Use Jloney
The Christian College Club decided
Thursday afternoon to abolish the
giving of Christmas presents and to
use that fund for the benefit of the
Armenians. It was also decided to
give a sacred concert for the benefit
of local charity. Fifty persons at
tended the meeting.
SOLDIERS GIVE WAR BEXEFITS
One Wounded Canadian Has Raised
$150,000 'for British War Fund.
A letter to Dwight Adams, a stu
dent in the School of Engineering from
his sister in Birmingham, England,
tells of the life in the trenches as
related by four Canadian soldiers who
are incapaciated for further service.
One, a Red Cross Ambulance corporal,
was fired upon while taking the
wounded off the field and part of his
skull was blown off. Now a silver
plate is inserted in bis bead. Another
can scarcely see, the optic nerve of
one eye being entirely destroyed;
another is partly paralyzed and the
fourth still has a trace of shell shock.
These men are now giving entertain
ments for the benefit of the British
war fund. One of them plays on a
trench violin made from a tin crack
ed box, with a piece of wood from a
destroyed Belgian church for a neck
and the strings from an old piano.
He has raised $150,000 for the war
fund in this manner.
They say the Germans try to make
their troops believe that London is
destroyed, that France is In their
possession, and the Idea of Americana
sending more troops abroad is ab
The men In the trenches are well
fed and well taken care of, and re
signed to what may happen. They
look forward to the mail like small
boys, and their advice to every one is
to write to some soldier and send him
tobacco and reading matter.
COLLIER FUEL ADMIXISTRATOR
To Observe Week of Prayer.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Broadway Methodist Church will
observe their annual week of prayer
from Monday, November 5, to Friday,
November 9. The meeting Monday
afternoon will be devoted to Red
Cross work In the Thllo Building. On
each succeeding afternoon, prayer
service will be held at the church
from 3 to 4 o'clock.
Will Be In Charge or Coal Distribu
tion In the County.
H. A. Collier has been appointed
fuel administrator for Boone County
by Wallace Crossley, state fuel ad
ministrator. Mr. Collier will have
two assistants. One of his first du
ties will be to make a coal survey of
Home Demonstrator Employed.
The Agricultural Extension Service
of the College of Agriculture has em
ployed Miss Florence Carven of
Wichita, Kan., as ah emergency home
demonstrator, with headquarters at
Independence, Mo. Miss Carven will
work in eight counUes In the western
part fit the state, organizing boys' and
Recital at Methodist Church Today.
A twilight recital will be given at
4 o'clock this afternoon at the Broad
way Methodist Church by Isaac Ed
ward Norris, organist, and Miss Anna
Laura Johnson, contralto, assisted by
R. G. Spurling, cellist A silver of
fering will be taken for the benefit
of the choir music fund.
Two Couples Get Marriage Licenses.
Marriage licenses were Issued yes
terday to Miss Mamie Sue Wade, 21
years old, and Clarence C. Brown, 22
years old, both ot Columbia, and Don
ald Francis Shore, 19 years old. ot
girls' and house-keepers clubs, for the Centralia and Miss Ruth Fordyce, 20
purpose of food conservation.
years old, of Wellsvllle.