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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1917.
' I ftRGE CROWDS
!, I CJJPEAKERS
War Work of Association at
Home and Abroad Is
TWO MEETINGS HELD
Audiences Gather at Court
house and Auditorium at
Addressing a l)ig crowd of Univer
sity. Stephens and Christian College
students and faculty members in the
University Auditorium and another
audience of city and county citizens
at the Boone County Courthouse yes
terday afternoon, Y. II. C. A. and Y.
w. C. A. speakers outlined the scope
of the work now being done and pro
nosed by these organizations in this
'country and abroad. The two meet
ings were held simultaneously. The
Rev. Elmer T Clark of St. Louis and
C. G. Lord of Camp Funston spoke at
both places. Miss Alice Anderson, a
Y. V. C. A. worker from Minneapolis,
spoke at the Auditorium and J. L.
Craham of William Woods College at
Fulton, who was with the soldiers on
the Mexican border, spoke at the
Courthouse while the other speakers
uere exchanging places.
President A. Robs Hill presided at.
' the meeting held In . the University
Auditorium. He told of the signif
icance of the gathering. The Rev.
Elmer T. Clark of St. Louis, who has
recently returned from France, said:
"I went to Europe as a newspaper
representathe for the New York
Tribune to make investigations, not
, in the interests of the Y. M. C. A.
While there I naturally came in con
tact with the work of the association,
and it is so commendable that I am
greatly pleased have this opporunity
of telling the people about it.
Soldier-. Alwajs in Danger.
"The men who leave our shores are
in mortal danger all the time, from
the moment they step on the steamer
at New York because of the subma
rines In the Atlantic, the Zeppelins in
London and the artillery fire along the
battle lines in France and Belgium,
but the moral situation is far more
disastrous than the shells and gas.
There are no restrictions whatever on
the sale of liquor to the soldiers in
France and countless public houses
are continually holding out their in
ducements and temptations to the
man in khaki.
"You ought 'to dig trenches between
our homes and the public house,"
said Mr. Clark, in quoting the state
ment made by a British soldier to a
member of Parliament. "There is no
agency which endeavors to combat
the influences surrounding the army
camps except the Y. M. C. A,; there is
no interdenominational institution
.other than the association affording a
place for religious meetings of all
kinds; there is no provision made by
other organizations for the social and
recreational well-being of the men."
Opportunity for Women.
While speakers were exchanging
places, the Reverend Clark going to
the Courthouse and C. G. Lord to the
Unhersity Auditorium, Miss Alice An
dersen of the Y. W. C. A. spgke to
the University audience, while J. L.
Graham of Fulton addressed those as
sembled at the Courthouse.
"The immense amount of construc
tive work that can be done by the
women of this war is greater than Is
commonly thought by those not ac
tively engaged in it as yet," said Miss
Anderson. "There is a great need for
hostage houses at the cantonments in
this country to care for the women and
girls who visit the camps; the prison
conditions in the internment camps of
Europe require workers to alleviate
the suffering and want prevailing
there, and the two million girls who
arc entering into positions formerly
occupied by men in helping to make
war materials must be aided and
comforted In various ways, according
to surejs made by noted Y. M. C. A.
workers "It is going to tax the
energies and determination of the
American women, to execute this
Tells of Work at Funston.
In a forceful address Mr. Lord told
of the work the Y. M. C. A. was con
ducting among the men of Camp
Funston, similar to that done in all
the Ameiican cantonments here and
"1)0 eloping character apart from
religion is impossible," the speaker
declared. He said the seventy-five
secretaries at Camp Funston were do
ing for the men in a spiritual way
what 1,000 officers were doing for
them psysically and mentally in the
wa of teaching military tactics.
''Although Interdenominational re
'us work Ib stressed," said Mr.
Lord, "the educational side Is by no
means neglected for there are hun
dreds in the military camps of this
country who cannot read or write the
English language, and it is therefore
necessarj for us to teach it to these
In the way of sacrifice Mr. Lord
rointed out that several schools and,
organizations were denying thein-
Nov. C Meeting of Clillil Welfare As
soelation at the Y. M. C. A. at 3
Nov. a lilrd Club will meet at 7:15 p. m.
.. 'nltoom '00. Biology Uuilcling.
Nov. 12r Second Phi Mu Alpha concert by
Zoellner Ouartet in UnUersity
-ov. 14. lecture oil "The Cnrprnrnxnt I
Aids In teedlnc the Nation." by
1 H. Nenell,
head of department
ot civil engineering. University of,
Illinois, lu Agricultural Auditorium
Nov. 15. iWt'ure'on "Co-operation AmoneMORF ON THF WAY
l.nglneers," by 1'rof. F. II. Newell,
nean or department of civil
iversity of Illinois.
ire Koom at 4 p. m.
in Phrslcs rotnm
ov. .-.I. .Missouri-Kansas football game
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
I One carload of the thirty ordered by
!ves things which were heretofgre the city arrived Saturday and is being
regarded as indespensible and turning distributed by the Dalton Coal Com
he money into the Y. M. C. A. war work pany. Sixteen more are on the way
fund. The agricultural students at and should arrive in Columbia the last
Manhattan, Kan., have voted to dis- of the week. H. A. Collier, county fuel
pense with issuing their year book administrator, has charge of the dis
Jhich ordinarily cost approximately tribution of all the coal. He says there
$15 per capita. Emporia Normal is no certainty of getting these seven
School has already raised $3,500 for teen carloads,
the fund, although the authorities at' Strikes are threatened in Missouri,
first regarded $1,000 too high
Count- Organization Formed.
At the mass meeting held in the
Courthouse the county organization for
raising the county quota of the $35,'
000,000 Y. M. C. A. fund was effected,
A chairman and a eamnaien manaeer!
will be selected in each township of
he county for directing the work in
their respective townships. Each
township will be subdivided into school
districts with a chairman in each dis-
trict. The district chairman will act
as chairman of the soliciting com
mittee of his particular district. The
meeting was presided over by E. W.
The township organizations for the
folowing townships were effected at
the meeting yesterday afternoon:
Bourton township. M. R. McCaslin.
Chairman: Mrs. J. R. Green, cam
paign manager; Rocky Fork, R. F.
Hulett, Chairman "E. S. Dysart. cam-
naign manager; Missouri township,
Francis Russell, Chairman; Miss
Manie Alexander, campaign manager.
This leaves only Perche township
and Columbia, outside of the city, to be
organized. H. M. McPheeters, counjty
"ampalgn manager will go to Cen
tralia tonight to attend a union mass
meeting where an organization will be
made in that township.
HIGH PKU'ES DECREASE CRIME
Fe Arrests Made Since Whisky Has
Soured Out of Criminals' Reach.
Higher prices are the indirect cause
of a decrease in crime in Columbia.
according to the police. For the last
three weeks there has been a great
decrease in the number of arrests.
few disturbances being reported.
The fact that the increased price of
whisky has put it out of the reach of
the criminal class is given by the po
lice as the cause of the seeming re
form. They estimate that at least
'hree out of every five arrests are the
direct or Indirect result of drunken
ness, and they say that now, with the
whisky price at $1 and $1.50 a pint,
the man working for wages cannot
afford to buy enough liquor, even of
the poorest quality, to get Intoxicated.
The number of crime reports that
has been received during the last three
weeks is less than it has ever been in
the history of the city. Drunken
brawls, wife-beatings and crap games
have been reduced to a minimum. The
latter vice seems to have entirely
disappeared, according to the police
record. There have been no arrests
for this offense for some time, while
in the past it has been a common
hinc for cieht or ten men to be
caught in gambling raids.
LLOYD GEORGE VISITS PERSHING
llrliish Premier nnd American General
Confer In Paris Haig Present.
Ily Associated Press
PARIS. Nov. 5. Before leaving
Paris for Rome, David Lloyd George,
the British premier, had a long inter
view with General Pershing.
The American commander came ex
pressly for the interview from the
American headquarters. Feld Marshall
Haiff, tho British commander, 'also
was present at the conference
.MORE PEACE TALK EXPECTED
Austrian Foreign Minister on a Visit
By Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 5. It Is gen
erally believed In diplomatic circles
here that the visit to Berlin today of
Count Ottokra Czernln. the Austro
Hungarian foreign minister, may be a
preliminary step to a new peace offer
by the Central Powers.
Miss Bernlce Manning" III.
Miss Bernlce. Manning, a Junior In
the University, was operated on for
appendicitis yesterday morning at
Parker Memorial Hospital. Her
father, H. N. Manning, and sister.
Marguerite, of Stj .Louis came last
Ilird Club Will Meet Tomorrow.
The Bird Club of the University
will hold its regular monthly meet-
ing at 7:15 o'clock tomorrow night In
Room 106, Biology Building. The
general subject will ,be "Migration."
Dr. G. M. Reed will lead the dis-
FIRST CAR OF CITY'S
jNot Certain That Columbia
Will Re AWp hi fipt More
man 1 uars.
H. A. Collier, County Ad-
. . ' n,t
ministrator, lias cnarge
Oklahoma, Kansas and in Iillinois, the
states from which Columbia obtains
its coal supply. Mr. Collier says coal
will not be any cheaper and that the
supply may be cut off entirely. He ad-
vises consumers to buy
hile them Iq a snnnlv.
and Watson Coalfcompany have three
cars of coal which they are selling
'for twenty and twenty-two cents a
bushel, the latter price being on coal
bought since miners' wages were rais
coal dealers of Columbia have an
equal chance in getting a supply of
the coal bought by the city. The coal
costs $2.80 at the mine. The freight
charge is $1.55 The dealer gets it for
cost but hat to bear losses in transit
and shrinkage. He sells it for $5.65 a
ton. No coal will be sold on credit.
The University has only enough coal
to last three weeks, says E. E. Brown,
business manager. "What the power
plant is using now is from last year's
contract. The University found it im
possible to make a contract this year
because of uncertainty in the fuel
situation. October's cold weather took
more coal than the University ex
pected. Ten to twelve thousand tons
f coal are used each year by the
GREENWOOD RETURNS HOME
Tiger Center to Spend Time Willi
Parents Before Called to War.
Lee Greenwood, tackle and center
on the Tiger football team this year,
will leave Columbia today for his
home in Buffalo, Mo. Greenwood has
received word of his acceptance by
the United States Aviation Service,
and, while he has not been ordered to
report at once, he will spend some
time at his home before going into
"He's a mighty good fighter and e
surely hate to see him leave." said
Coach H. F. Schulte today.
PLAN' WAR FUND CAMPAIGN
E. W. Stephens Chosen Chairman of
Loral Campaign Committee.
E. W. Stephens was elected chair
man of the campaign committee for
Y. M. C. A. war fund for Columbia
this afternoon at a meeting called by
H. E. McPheeters, campaign manager
for Boone County. N. D. Evans was
elected campaign manager and D. A.
The campaign in Columbia will be
gin next Monday.
WORKMAN FINDS DYNAMITE
Stick With Cap and Fuse in Farley
A stick of dynamite, six inches long.
with a cap and fuse was found this
morning by William Farley at his
marble works on North Eighth street
It was turned over to the police. The
dynaraiteNwas wrapped in a newspaper
published June 26 and in a pillow case
from the Athens Hotel.
RUSSIANS DEFEAT THE TURKS
Victory for the Slaves In the Region
of Illack Sea.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Nov. 5. In the region
of the Black Sea coast the Russians
have driven the Turks from their
first line of defense and In some places
have advanced to their third line, the
war office announced today. Much
booty was captured.
Agricultural Fraternity Initates.
Alpha Gamma Rho, agricultural
fraternity. Initiated the following
members Saturday night at the chap
ter house: Millard C. Bohr, St.
Joseph; Lloyd R. Redd, Knobnoster,
Paul M. Vandiver, Orrick, Carr Mc-
Lamore, Atlanta, Ga.. and Basil B.
Branstetter of Curryvllle, Mo.
University Dames to Meet.
The University Dames will meet at
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
home of Mrs. George F. Nardin, 716
Gentry place. All married women,
who are students, and all of the wives
of students are asked to attend.
Negro Slacker to Jefferson Barracks.
Irving Pettigrew, a negro living In
Sturgeon, who failed to appear when
the Boone County negro conUngent
left for Camp Funston, was taken to
'Jefferson Barracks today.
German Raiding Party, After
With "Sammies," Return
With 12 Prisoners.
3 WERE KILLED, 5
WOUNDED, IN FIGHT
Private F. E. McDougal,
Only Missourian in Cas
ualty List, Was Resident of
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. American
troops of the overseas expeditionary
forces have experienced their first
real clash with the enemy.
In the early dawn of Saturday, a
German raiding party swept over the
parapet of a trench occupied by an
American company, and after a brief
hand-to-hand encounter retired to
their own earthworks with twehe
General Pershing's first dispatch re
ported that 3 Americans were killed.
5 wounded and 12 captured in the en
Protected by a heavy barrage fire,
the Germans advanced across "No
Man's Land" and stormed the salient.
Their reinforcements being cut off
by the rain of German shells, it is
thought the defenders were obliged to
meet a force much greater in number.
With the exception of one German
captured, nothing is known of the
extent of the enemy's losses. The
first fragmentary details made no
mention of the location of the fight,
but Berlin dispatches indicate that it
was in tho region of the Rhine-Marne
Canal in the section defended by the
Crown Prince's forces.
The only Missourian whose name
appears in the casualty list Is Private
Frank E. McDougal, father R. L. Mc
Dougal, Maryville, Mo., captured or
.'Irs. Belmont Vlens Red Cross Work.
By Associated Press
AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP IN
FRANCE, Nov. 5. Mrs. August Bel
mont is touring Eastern France and
other sections where American work
ers are gathering material for the
spring Red Cross campaign in the
United States. With her husband and
others interested In Red Cross activi
ties, she motored from Paris to the
American headquarters and will in
spect the base hospital.
At many places Mrs. Belmont
3toppcd her car along the roadside.
where she was the object of much in
terest to the soldiers. She was the
first American woman many of the
men had seen since they left the
United States. The primary purpose
of Mrs. Belmont's visit is to secure
first-hand information in order that
the people of the United States may
know what the Red Cross is doing.
-MRS. KATE ADA.MS, 80, DIES
Wife of Former Captain Succumbs at
Home of Daughter Here.
Mrs. Kate Adams, SO years old, died
last night at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. R. V. Combs, 1705 Richard
son street. Mrs. Adams was the wife
of Captain James A. Adams, who
came to Columbia forty-seven years
ago and served for some time in the
Mrs. Adams had been absent from
Columbia for twenty years, spending
most ofthe time in Seattle, Wash. She
returned to Columbia three weeks ago
to again make this her home.
Five children, Edward and Charles
of Seattle, Miss Cary Adams of Kan
sas City, Mrs. R. V. Combs and Miss
Mary Adams of Columbia, survive.
The funeral will be held at 2:30
o'clock Wednesday from the home of
Mrs. Adams' daughter, 1705 Richard
son street. Interment will be in Co
MRS. VEBLEN FIGHTS A FIKE
Controls Flames In Brush Until De
Mrs. Thorstein B. Veblen controlled
a brush fire back of her house for
three-quarters of an hour this after
icon before the fire department came.
Dry brush in a piece of unoccupied
ground back of the Veblen home, 106
Lathrop road, caught fire from a spark
from a Katy train. The blaze spread
so rapidly that Mrs. Veblen feared that
their home would be in danger. She
fought the flames with wet brooms
while some one called the fire depart
ment. ' After the blaze was checked on the
west, it sDread to the east and north,
By this time, the hose wagon had come
and the firemen, with the men In the
neighborhood, beat it out. There was
no damage to property.
Board of Education to Meet.
The Board of Education will meet
tonight at the Courthouse In the of
fice of Recorder John L. Henry.
AH WITH EI
I,.orrc"I".IDuIa ai,d Vicinity: Fair tonight
and Tuesday; not much chanse In tem
perature. Lowest tonlsht above the freez
For Missouri: Fair tonlsht and Tuesday:
not much change lu temperature.
F.iir weather has prevailed in all parts
of the country, eicept along the North
I aclllc toast where it has been raining the
past weral days. In all sections east of
the HocLy .Mountains the weather Is
t ideally autumn.
Temieraatures approximate the seasonal
.. ?alr. poderaie weather will continue in
Columbia for the next two or three days.
The highest temperature In Columbia
Jesterday was 73 degrees and the lowest
last night 'was 47; preclDltatlon o.ou;
relatUe humidity 2 p. in. jesterday 27 it
icnt. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 77 and the lowest 0T.;
precipitation 000 Inch.
Sun rises today, C.41 a. in. Sun m-K
.":04 p. in.
Moon rises 10:51 p. in.
The Trprraturrx Today.
7 a. in 47 11 a. m (t!
S a. in -1!) 12 m ft",
U a. in .-il 1 p. m (K)
. a. in . 2 p. m , 71
TO MAKE LARGE 31 IN BLEACHERS
Plans For Thanksgiving Game Being
Outlined by Committee.
A large M of yellow parsols against
a background of black umbrellas in
the rooters section of the bleachers
will be a feature at the Kansas-Missouri
football game Thanksgiving
Day, according to plans made at a
meeting Thursday night by tho general
committee having the work in charge.
The parsols will be held by persons
buying their tickets in specially re
served seats. From the opposite side
of the field it is believed the novel Idea
will make a strong impression on the
The annual freshman cap-turning
will take place at the north end of
the West Campus immediately after
the mass meeting the night of Novem
ber 28. The mass meeting, according
to present intentions, will be held In
the' University Auditorium instead of
on the campus.
In order to faciliate the duties of
the various schools and begin work
on the parade and entertainment of the
day, the coming week, the following
committees were appointed by the
general committee representatives:
Agriculture: O. E. McConnell, chair
man. A. F. Rldgway, Georg? Klein-
felter, Maurice N. Witt, W. L. Bar
rett and Paul Johnson. Kducation:
H. H. Buescher. chairman. L. McKay.
Miss Mearle Leavel, Miss Martha
Curry, F. M. O'Rear and J. G. Um
stadt. Engineering: George B. Cox.
chairman, H. B. Stone, Phillip Ron-
zone, J. W. Baldwin and Clyde Spotts.
Medicine: L. R. Wilson, chairman, H.
P. Muir, H. W. Harvey. C. H. Brown,
W. J. Bryan and A. Sackrowitz. Arts
and Science: Fred Suddarth, chair
man. V. B. Curtis. J. T. Uptegrove, J.
T. Hunt, Nathan S. Scarritt, Alex
Hope, Richard Cornell, H. F. Hick
man and J. V. Scholz. Law: John P.
Collins, chairman. G. K. Teasdale,
Charles Shorten, B. Hurwitz and F.
J. Wolf son. Journalism: H. E.
Rasmussen. chairman, R. P. Brandt.
D. N. Parry. Reinharde Egger Wheeler
Godfrey. Mary M. McBride and L. E.
Whitehead. Military: C. D. Stephen
son. The parade will be in charge of C.
D. Stephenson and 0. E. McConnell
and has been set for 9 o'clock
Thursday morning, November 29.
Elaborate floats are being arranged by
the several departments and numerous
ideas are already in process of exe
WAR TOPICS BEFORE COLLEGES
Unhersity of Missouri Included In
Iowa City Conference.
Twenty-three of the foremost uni
versities of the country are expected
to participate in the nineteenth an
nual conference of the Association of
American Universities, to be held in
Iowa City November 8, 9 and 10 at the
University of Iowa. Problems in high
er education that have arisen with the
war will form one of the principal
topics for discussion. The following
universities are members of the organ
ization: Chicago, Minnesota, Yale,
Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Princeton,
Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio State,
Kansas, California, Clark. Columbia,
Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Indiana,
Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Michigan.
Virginia and the Catholic University of
RECEIPTS NO LONGER MAILED
Merchants Ghe 3-Cent Postage and
Safety of Checks as Reasons.
The coming of the penny into Its
own a3 a result of the war tax marks
the passing of the mailed receipt, in
Columbia and elsewhere.
Many of the local merchants, since
November 1, have eliminated mailing
receipts to patrons, giving not only
the pressure of the special tax as a
reason, but also the economy of the
method of retaining the check, which
is more satisfactory to both creditor
On Child Welfare and Uie War.
The Child Welfare Association will
meet at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
in the Y. M. C. A. Building. Mrs.
Eliot R. Clark will talk on "The Rela-1
tion of Child Welfare to the war."
Enemy's Progress Over River
Where Cadorna Has Stand
Makes Italy's Situation
Teutonic Commander Will
Make Most of Opening
With Increased Pressure,
It Is Thought.
I!y Associated Press
Italy's situation appears increasingly
grate today with the announcement
from Rome that the Tagllamento
Rier, on which General Cadorna has
established his new line after the
great retreat from the Isonzo, had
been crossed by the Austro-German
The crossing of the river apparently
has not yet been in sufficient force to
compel General Cadorna to decide up
on abandonment of the Tagliamento
line, but the Teutonic commander will
"nake the most of the opening, it is
predicted, to debouch against the
Italians north and south of the point
where he has gained a footing on the
west banks of the stream. '
That this process is already under
way is indicated by the fact that Rome
tells of increasing Austro-German
pressure against the Italian left wing,
where the crossing was affected.
The spot selected by the enemy far
he successful attempt near Pimzano.
"bout forty miles from the mouth of
the river and about seventeen miles
northwest of Udlne, was at a point
where the marshy ground encountered
'arther to the south begins to dis
appear, the banks rising perceptibly
nd the river narrowing down.
If General Cadorna decided to
itandon the Tagliamento line, his next
natural stand for the defense of Venice
would be at the Levinsa, from ten to
fifteen miles west; or, finally, at the
Piaza, some ten miles farther in that
Situation Is Still Crmr.
Ily Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY, Nov. 5. The
situation is still grave. Attention is
now centered on the strength of the
defenses west of the Tagliamento
River and on the ability to effect the
vast re-organization and oppose the
whole force of the concentration of
Italian troops and Allied reinforce
ments against the tremendous pres
sure the enemy is exerting.
Italians Get Hospital Equipment.
By Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS, (Sun
day. The first installment of hospital
equipment forwarded from American
norts has arrived. It consists of 50
ambulances, 7 barrack hospitals and
equipment for 30 general hospitals
with a capacity of more than 600 beds.
Enemy Troops Capture 6,000 Men..
Ry Associated Press
BERLIN. Nov. 5 Austro-German
'roops hate crossed the Tagliamento
River, the war office reports today,
"he troops are now advancing toward
'he west, the statement adds.
31. U. BANQUET AT KANSAS CITT
About 500 Expected to Attend All
Graduates Are Invited.
"About 500 person will attend the
University of Missouri banquet to be
held at the Hotel Muehlebach In
Kansas City at 6 o'clock November 16.
According to J. A. Kurtz, a Missouri
alumnus who lives in Kansas City,
from 120 to 130 men annually at
tend the Missouri alumni banquet, and
these men have promised to bring
their wives on November 16. These,
in addition to the Missouri alumnae,
will make the number attending about
500. The banquet will be given under
the auspices of the Missouri alumnae
of Kansas City. All graduates of the
.University are Invited. Each plate will
cost ?1.50 A program is being pre
JOINS COUNCIL OF DEFENSE
J. 11. Rogers .Will Work With Bureau
of Statistics During Hie War.
J. H. Rogers, Instructor in the
School of Commerce, left Saturday
night for Washington, D. C, Where
he will be connected with the Bureau
of Statistics of the Council of Na
tional Defense. Leonard P. Ayres of
the Russell Sage Foundation, who is
director of this work, asked for threi
men from the University to aid him.
Mr. Rogers' work with the bureau
will last during the period of the war.
Six Months for Negro Bootlegger.
Claude H. Jackson, a negro, was
given six months in Jail by Police
Judge M. L. Edwards this morning on
the charge of bootlegging. Jackson
was arrested Friday morning as he
was alighting from a train from Boon-