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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
Mar.vHaas Company Wants
Workers and Building, Re
ports 1. A. Barth.
TAKE LABOR CENSUS
Twenty Women Will Can
vass and Bids Will Be
Sent Within Week.
The guaranty of 'a sufficient supply
of labor, especially of woman labor,
and the right kind of a building is
what the Marx-Haas Clothing Com
pany requires from a town before lo
cating a new factory in it, according
to I. A. Barth He and V. D. Novell,
Jr have just returned from St
Louis, where, in the interests of Co
lombia, thej had a conference with
the compan'b representative.
The Commercial Club decided at
its meeting at 10 o'clock this morn
ing to hae a ceusus of the labor now
available in Columbia taken nest
Monday and Tuesday and have all
the necessary information and the bid
for the factory in the hands of the
compan's representative within a
Want Plant ear St. Louis.
"Labor is scarce in the big cities.
The Marx-Haas company has about a
million pairs of pants made each year
outside of the city now and is still
25,000 pairs a week short of complet
ing orders Their proposition is to
establish a plant in a town near St.
Louis," said Mr. Now ell in his report
to the Commercial Club this morning.
"Can we and will we guarantee the
labor, is their first question. They
want about 15 men and 150 women,
the latter number to be increased to
400 in three months. Their next re
quirement is a building with 15,000 to
1S.000 square feet of floor area, and
12-foot ceilings on one or two floors.
They will consider freight rates third.
This will be a -question of the dis
tance to St. Louis and the time that
can be made, as they desire to make
daily shipments to the distributing
station in St. Louis.
"The workers are paid by the piece,
wages running from $S to $20 a week,
the average being $10. Within a
month the company expects to have
the plant in operation, so we have not
over two weeks to get our bid in."
Columbia and lliinnili.il Preferences.
"About sixteen other towns in Mis
souri and Illinois have submitted
bids," said Mr. Barth. "But I think
Columbia and Hannibal have the
preference. The company does not
want a bonus, according to their rep
resentative: they want labor. If we
can offer them sufficient labor and a
building perhaps with free rent for
a period of three to five years, I think
we can get it. They want it under
stood that they are not coming here
to outbid the Hamilton-Brown shoe
factor for labor."
About twenty competent women will
take a census Monday and Tuesday
of the women workers now available.
They will explain the nature of the
work in the factory, and those wom
en wanting to apply for work will be
asked to sign cards which will then
be sent to the company in St. Louis.
According to Mr Barth, the work will
be clean, in light, airy rooms, with no
basement work. A subscription wa3
made among the members of the Com
mercial Club to get money to pay the
REPORTS AT COLUMBIA TIIETEH
Atbntska-Tteer Returns to Be Given
at Regular 31utlnee.
Telegraph reports of the Nebraska
Missouri football game in Lincoln
Saturday will be given at the Colum
bia Theater matinee as rapidly as
they are sent to the Missourian office
from a special representative at Lin
coln. More advantageous telegraph
facilities from Lincoln will enable
the reports to be sent through with
more regularity than were the Ames
bulletins and it is thought the game
will be over before the matinee closes,
as it is called for 2:30 o'clock.
Reports of the game will not be
Eivcn at any other place than the Co
lumbia Theater until the final score
KOAll DISTRICT AT MIDWAY
f'ountv Court Appointed 3 Commissioners-
A special road district was created
for.Midwaj by the County Court today
T. Wt Gardner It. F. Baldwin and
Porter Mitchell were appointed com
missioners and win hold office until
the flrst Tuesday in January, when the
commissioners will be elected. The
-Mfdwaj district forms a part of the
"id Trails Highway.
SN Tin Foil to Help Red Cross.
The joung women emplojed In the
Lnlversitj publisher's office are sav
ing tin foil, the proceeds from the
"ale of which they Intend to give to
the Red Cross In less than three
aajs the saved a pound by gathering
the tin foil around the basement en
trance of the Co-Op
BY COMIERCIM- CLUB
Nov. 12. Second Hil XIu Alpha coucert by
Zoellner Quartet lu University
Nov. H. Lecturp on "The Government
Aid In Pecdlnc tbe Nation." by
1 . II. Jvewell. Lead of department
or civil engineering. University of
Illinois, In Agricultural Auditorium
at 8 p. m.
Nov. 13. Lecture on "Co-operation Among
Knciueers," ly Prof. P. II. Newell.
Lead of department of civil
eiiKlneering. University of Illinois,
In Physics Lecture Itoom at 4 p. ra.
iv. 29. Missouri-Kansas football came
on Itolllns Field. Homecoming)
i'iij ui me university.
WAR FUNDJS $6,075
Sunday Meetings Planned
Before the County
The Y. M. C. A. war fund campaign
workers took a vacation today. They
will continue their efforts tomorrow.
Up to 10 o'clock last night reports
came in from the team captains,
bringing the total subscriptions to
$6,075. With all teams working to
morrow it is the hope of Dean E. H.
James, general chairman, to bring
the University's quota up to the re
"Only a little more than half of the
students have as jet contributed."
said Dean Kirkenslager today, "and
the solicitors are going to make a
supreme effort tomorrow to reach the
$10,000 mark." The teams will meet
at the Y. M. C. A. Building for a short
session at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Final reports will be turned in at 10
o'clock tomorrow night.
Governor Frederick D. Gardner
sent word to Columbia today that he
would be unable to come here Sun
day in the interest of the war work
campaign. Governor Gardner at first
thought that he would be able to get
away from Jecerson City, but later
found that the trip would be impossi
ble. He was to have spoken at the
Hall Theater at 2:30 o'clock Sunday
Judge Selden R. Spencer of St.
Louis will be here, however, and will
speak at the Hall Theater, as was
announced. Centralia and Perche
townships were organized last night
for the Y. M. C. A. campaign. H. M.
McPheeters spoke at Centralia, and
George Starrett. V. L. Halbcrstadt,
Jese Smith and the Rev. B. L. Mel
vin all spoke at Harnsburg. Letters
of instruction are being sent out to
dav lo the workers in the difffent
Union meetings will be held Sun
day at the following places vviUi these
Cedar Township: Nashville Churcn,
11 a. m., W. G. Stevenson, Dr. Wood
son Moss; Wilton Church, 11 a. m.,
Russell Hollovvay, H. Wade Hibbatd;
Hartsburg, 7 p. m , Russell Holloway,
II. Wade Hibbard; Englewood. 11 a.
m , J. B. Cole, H. A. Collier; Barnes
Chapel, 3 p. m., J. B. Cole, H. A. Col
lier; Deer Park, 7 p. m., J. B. Cole,
H. A. Collier; Ashland Baptist Churrh,
7 p. m, W. J. Shepard, J. W.
Bourbon Township: Sturgeon Chris
tian Church, 10:45 a. m., Carl C. Tay
lor, H. M. McPheeters; Far West,
2:30 p. m., Ralph T. Finley, Dr. C. M.
faneed; Locust Grove, 2:30 p. ni ,
George Starrett; Perche Church 11 a.
m , Ralph T. Finley, Dr. C. M. Sneed.
Missouri Township: Rochport
Methodist Church, 7 p. m., W. H.
Sapp, the Reverend Monroe; Walnut
Grove Church, 11 a. m., W. II. Sapp,
the Reverend Keith; Midway Method
ist Church, 7 p. m , George Starrett,
Roy T. Davis; Fairvievv, 11 a. m,
Nathan Scarritt, Bob Earnhardt,
Slade Kendnck: Huntsdale, 7 pm.
J. H. Smith, Dean Kirkenslager.
Rockj fork Township: Friendship
Church, 11 a. m , E. C. Anderson, J.
C Whitten; Brown's Station, 11 a.
m.. Rev. F. P. Hanes, Dean Kirken
slager; Hallsville, 2:30 p. m., Carl C.
Taylor, Dean Kirkenslager.
Perche Township: Woodlandville,
11 a. m, W. L. Halberstadt; Bethle
hem Church, 2:30 p. m., W. L. Halber
stadt; Harrisburg, 7 p. m., W. L.
Halberstadt; Red Rock, 11 a. m., E.
C. Clinkscales, L. R. Fuller; Hinton,
7 p. m , E. u. unnKscaies, uev. n. p.
Cheavens, L R. Fuller.
Columbia Township: Mass meeting,
Columbia Theater, 2:30 p. m. Judge
Selden P. Spencer of St. Louis; Prai
rie Grove Church, 7 p. m , E. C. An
derson, J. C. Whitten; Olivet Church
(Harg), 11 a. m., A. W. Talor.
Centralia Township: Centralia Bap
tist Church, 7 p. m , Judge Selden P.
Spencer of St. Louis; Union District
School, 7 p m.. Arthur Bruton, II. B.
Bush and E. S. Priest; Angell District,
7 p. in., B. F. Henton. M. H. Peniber
ton. Meuorah Society to Hear EHnood.
"Does the Jew Justify His Exist
ence?" will be thesubject on which
Dr. C. A. Ellwood of the department
of sociology will address the Menorah
Society at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night in Room A, Y. M. C. A. Build
ing. Doctor Ellwood will give the
achievements of the Jews as found In
history and their contributions to
modern civilization. Discussion will
follow the lecture. The meeting is
open to the public.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY
WILL PAY TRIBUTE
Appreciation Shown of 30
Years' Service as Bible
HAS CLASS OF 300
Out-of-Town Guests Will At
tend Service at Baptist
In appreciation of E. W. Stephens'
thirty years of service as teacher of
the nihie rinsa in th nntut s.mrtav
School, the officers have arranged
program for Sunday morning.
me ursi ciass wmen .vir. siepnens ,
tnneht was nrtrniiiri ttilrtv imrs oinl
o - o -..... .J J..U... nw
in October and had five members. Miss
Eva Johnston Is the only member in
Columbia now." The class then was
only for oung women but a short
time later men were admitted. The
class now is one of the largest in the
state, having a membership of nearly
300 and an average attendance of 150.
All the churches of Columbia Will bo
represented at the special services
Sunday. The Commercial Club has
appointed a committee of M. F. Miller,
W. W. Payne and Walter Williams -Co
represent the club. Representatives of
the State Capitol Commission, with
which Mr. "Stephens has bete as
sociated in the building of the new
capitol, will attend. They are" A. A.
Speer of Jefferson City, Theodore
Lacaff of Nevada, and J. C. A. Hlller
of St. Louis. The address will be
given by the Rev. J p. Jacobs of Kan-"
sas City, general superintendent of
all Baptist work in Missouri and one
of the leading Baptists in the United
The song service will begin at 9:30
o'clock and the special program at
10. The church will be decorated with
Dowers, anjl a special orchestra will
iurnisn music, it. t. uavns win ex
plain the purpose of the meeting
After an anthem, the Rev. Mr. Jacobs
will speak. Talks by the Rev. T. W.
Young, Miss Eva Johnston and repre
sentatives of the Capitol Commission
will follow. Miss Agnes Husband will
sing a solo The program will close
with a response by Mr. Stephens.
iioovkki.im; ox gossip
Clerks in a Columbia More S.nc on
"Stle' I should say not! Why, if
ou would dress her up in the latest
creation from Fifth avenue she "
Just then a voice sang out: "What's
the matter with Hoover?" The con
Hooverizing on gossip is the latest.
The women employed in the fitting de
partment of a downtown women's ap
parel store are applying the theory of
conservation to other things than
food. One of the women, who start
ed the idea, said she never realized
how many persons one can gossip
about until she heard the conversa
tion of two other women in the de
partment. She was fitting a dress
for a customer at the time. She de
cided to ask them what they thought
about "Hooverizing" on gossip. Her
co-workers were enthusiastic about
the suggestion. Now whenever one
of them hears another gossiping, she
is duty bound to call qut "What's the
matter with Hoover?"
WHOLE U. S. EX JOYS LEATHER
Xo Rain Fell Anj where In Xorth
American During Last 24 Hours.
Columbia is having fine autumn
weather, unusual for this time of the
ear, but this is not the only place
in the United States where such
weather prevails. Canada, Mexico,
New York and Washington are all en
joying it. Seldom does a day pass
without some rain somewhere in tha
United States, but the remarkable
fact remains that none fell anywhere
during the last twenty-four hours.
According to the weather predic
tions, the fair weather will continue
over Saturday and probably Sunday.
Journalism Students Organize.
All-department and junior and
senior officers were elected last night
by the students In the School of
Journalism. Duke Parry was elected
all-department president and Miss
Frances Gray secretary and treasurer.
For the senior class Ramond P.
Brandt was elected president. Reln
hardt Egger, vice-president and Sybil
Burton, secretary and treasurer. Wal
ton H. Holmes, jr, was elected junior
class president, Henry Sommers,
vice-president. Miss Mary Harris,
secretary and treasurer. Reinhardt
Egger was also elected to the student
senate. Plans were discussed and
committees appointed for the depart
ment's part in the Thanksgiving
tneir own organization to carry n
Father of Students Here Dies. jthe conservation program, he says.
Frank J. Quigiey, a senior in the1
School of Law of the University, and
his sister. Miss Ruth Quigiey. a senior
at Stephens College, were called home
by the death at noon yesterday of
their father, William Quigiey of Tip
ton. Mr. Quigiey Is an uncle or S.
Woodson Canada of Columbia.
Conference of British, French
and Italian Representatives
Results in Permanent Com
mittee Being Named.
AS HEAD OF ARMY
-. i r- t.t r--
i General Diaz Now First in
n! Command Former Chief
Made Member of New
By Associated Prei
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS. Nov. 9.
The conference of British, French
and Italian representatives has result
ed in the creation of a permanent
inter-Allied military committee. New
leadership for the Italian army has
been provided. General Cadorna, who
has been In supreme command of the
Italian army since the beginning of the
war, has been given a place on the new
General Diaz has been appointed
first in command of the Italian army
with General Badoglio second and
General Grandino third.
General Fcch. chief of staff of the
French war ministry, and General
Wilson, sub-chief or the British gen
eral staff, will serve on the inter
Allicd committee. Among military of
fiicers the decision to create a perma
nent military committee has caused
It is accepted as evident that the
Allies have awakened to the necessity
for the closest union on the whole
western battlefront for the political
and military conduct of the war.
By Associated Press
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS.
Nov. 9. Both British and French
troops are going to the front. The
French and British representatives,
who came to Italy for a conference
for two hours today with King Victor
Emmanuel, closed the session with a
decision calling for military measures
in the present situation in active and
IU Vsno, I itcrt Press
BERLIN. Nov. 9 The Austro Ger
man forces m northern Italy are
overcoming the resistance of the
Italian rear guard and have advanced
to the Pisza River, the war office an
n.v Associated Press
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS.
Nov. 9. A dozen bridges have been
blown up on the Livenza River to de
lay as much as possible the advance
of the Austro-Germans toward the
Pisza River. The Livenza is a smaller
river than the Tagliamento and offers
less resistance to the invader1, but the
retiring Italian army is now better
organized than it was on the banks of
Italians Hold Hack Encni.
By Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 9. The Italians are
still holding back the Austrians and
Germans by rear guard action while
the main body of the troops is estab
lishing itself on the positions chosen
for resistance, sas today's official
COLUMBIA I CENTER OF STATE
Commercial Club Advertises Con
renlent Location of CM. '
New stationery and advertising lit
erature of the Columbia Commercial
Club bear the ac-
calling attention of
the people to flie
fact that Columbia
Is centrally located
in the state. It is
the idea of H. S.
Jacks, secretary of
the club, to empha
rize this convenient location of the
city and chiefly its advantages over
other cities as a good place for state
MUMKORH TO iVASHIMJTOX
Meeting of Federal Food Administra
tors Will Ite Held.
State Food Administrator F. B.
Mumford will leave for Washington
Saturday night to take part in "a
week's conference of ujfhcials of the
Federal Food Administration to be
held there next week. Dean Mumford
attended the Missouri Council of De
fense session yesterday in St. Jo
seph. The meeting voted to co-operate
with the Food Administration,
even to the extent of turning over
Laddonla Couple Married Here.
Miss Frances Wolf and O. E. Bon
sall of Laddonia were married here
at 6 o'clock last night by the Rev. W.
S. St. Clair at his home, 012 Dysart
street. Mr. Bonsall has a farm of 600
acres near Laddonia.
. ? .Co,umII'la an't Vklnltv: Pair
moderate weather tonight and Saturday.
Lowest temperature aUiie he freezing
Por Missouri: Pair tonight and Situr
iliv; not much cb-in,;e In temperature.
Nblpperj,- Porcast: Wltblu a radius of "GO
mile, of Columbia the lowest temperature
.luring the next 30 hours will i above
Pine autumn weather prealls from
..ean to ocean, and from Caiud i to
Vleilco Seldom does a day pass without
some rain somewhere In the United States,
lint the remirkihle fact remains that none
fell anywhere during the past 21 honrs.
In ColumMi generally fair weather will
preall over Saturdiy and probably Sun
The highest temperature In Columbia
leMerday was 7.' degrees and the lowest
lat night Was 2D- nnwIMivtln nnn.
relitlve humidity 2 p. in. yesterday 31 per
cent. A year ago resterda thi hiirhoat
temperature was C7 and the lowest 12:
irmpltatlou 1.25 inehs.
Sun rises todaj, C.IG a .m Sun its.
. JJ p. m.
Vloim rUes 1 :1S p. in.
The Temperatures Today.
7 u. m 39 11 a. m 62
S a. ui 1 11 iu (-,
u a. m 1 p. m CS
lit a. in yj i ,,. u, 70
TURKS RETIRE NORTH
British Capture Forty Guns
Navy Is Shelling Turk
By Associates Presa
LONDON, Nov. 9. The entire
Turkish army in Palestine is retiring
toward the north. British airplanes
are following up the Turks and
bombing them. Forty Turkish guns
were captured, sas the British of
ficial statement announcing the Otto
man retreat. British and French na
val forces are bombarding the Turks
alonB the Mediterranean coast.
JUDGE JsTEWAItr SELLS HOME
Propert) on Uroadnaj Bought b T.
Judge J. A. Stewart sold his home
and the lot adjoining at 602 West
Broadway to Thomas O. Robinson of
the- Boswell & Robinson Co, posses
sion to be given next April. Mr. Stevw
art will live on his place on Wbst
Broadway, known as Ihe Jlmes "tract.
A 231-acre farm in Callaway County
and $5,000 in cash was the considera
John O. Crane esterday sold to
Augustine Sapp for $:!,C()0, fifty-three
and three-fourths acres two miles
south of Ashland.
Two eighty-acre tracts one mile
south of Hartsburg were transferred
esterday by P. H. Sapp, curator, to
Julius Meyer for $4,125.
A nint -seven and one-half acre
tract, one-half mile north of Browns
was sold esterday by Daniel Mc
Curdy to William H. Crews for $5,500.
Lots five to eleven, Conley and Per
kins addition to Columbia were applied
by Mr. Crews on the transaction.
UMVERSITY GETS SOME COAL
State Administrator Crossley Aids In
With the coal that the University
was able to obtain today and with a
continuance of the conservation plan
for fuel conservation now in effect.
through cutting off light and heat in
the buildings at night, it is believed
now that the University will be able
to get along without difficulty until
the general coal situation is relieved.
Wallace Crossley, state fuel adminis
trator, notified President A. Ross Hill
that he had been able to procure two
car loads of coal and expects to get
more soon. The two cars are now on
the road here. T. W- Whittle, who
went to St. Louis to see If he could
procure coal there for the University,
notified President Hill that he had
procured twenty car loads of slack.
ELECTRIC SIGNS GO OX LITER
Fuel Administration Limits Display
Time to SaTe CoaL
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON Nov. 9. The fuel
Administration will issue an order to
night forbidding the use of coal for
current in electric display advertising
before 7:45 o'clock at night. In thus
reducing the peak load of current
consumption, a great amount of coal,
it is claimed, will be saved in the large
The electric light order also will pre
vent the use of coal for current in
electric display advertising after 11
o'clock at night
Flossie McDonnell Atlns U. V. 1!. Medal
Miss Flossie B. McDonnell won the
silver medal contest which the Young
People's Branch of the W. C. T. U.
held last night at the Wlkes Boulevard
Methodist Church. She is now eligible
to compete for a gold medal. Mrs.
Marion Hertig, Miss Jean Trappe- and
Miss Icy Stringer, all of Christian
College, were the judges.
To U. S. Daughters of 1S12 Meelinp.
The United States Daughters of
1812 will hold a convention in St.
Louis this month. Miss Pearle Mitch
ell and Mrs. E. W. Stephens will be
delegates from the Captain Thomas
Fristo chapter of this place.
FINED IN FORT;
Provisional Cabinet Arrested
After Winter Palace Bat
tle at Night No Blood
REBELS UNABLE TO
LOCATE KERENS KY
Congress Appeals to Army to
i-ioid uut Until a Demo
cratic Peace Is
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Nov. 9. Confirmation
was obtained tonight that tho former
ministers of the provisional govern
ment, who were arrested by the
revolutionary committee, have been in
carcerated in the fortress of St. Peter
and St. Paul. Confirmation was giv
en out by the commission in command
of the fortress, who received the As
sociated Press correspondent. "The
cabinet members," he said, "were all
arrested at the Winter Palace, which
was surrendered early this morning.
They were taken to the fortress, where
they were placed in solitary confine
ment, but courteously treated."
Chief of Staff, Bagratuni, and many
of his subordinates were arrested.
Kerensky Cannot Be Found.
The commander said he did not
know the whereabouts of Premier
Kerensky, who had "run away."
It is impossible at this hour to as
certain what the casualities were in
the Winter Palace battle, although
they are reported to have been few.
The fighting proceeded with the
revolutionary forces alternately in
possession of the huge piles of wood
stored in the Plaza, a part of the
city's winter fuel supply. The glare
of an arc light illuminated the posi
tion of the forces in the Plaza, while
the rest of the city was in almost
total darkness, thus increasing the
visibility of the flashes from the guns
of the cruiser in the harbor, which
gave warning, of the deadly bursting
i inter Palace Is Sacked.
The palace, which already has been
stripped of its historic art treasures,
was denuded this afternoon of its
tapestry and paintings, while the
provisional government was still in
control of the palace. The art treas
ures were taken to selected places.
At a meeting o fthe Congress of
Soldiers' and Workmen's Delegates
last night, a member of the military
revolutionary committee said Premier
Kerensky, at Atchina, twenty-three
miles from Petrograd, addressed 6,000
soldiers, who were on their way from
the front to Petrograd. After a con
ference the soldiers decided not to
proceed for d time to Petrograd.
Russian Army Joins Maximalists.
By Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 9. A telegram
reaching Amsterdam from German
sources and forwarded by the Central
News says the Russian army on the
northern front has joined the Maxi
malists and is marching on Petrograd.
Kerensky Is Reported Arrested.
I!y Associated Press
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 9. The Rhein
ische Zeltung of Essen, Germaay, pub
lishes a Stockholm telegram this
morning saying that Premier Keren
sky has been arrested. f
By Associated Press
Army Asked to Support Jfew Powers.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 9 The Con
gress of Soldiers' and Workmen's
Delegates today made an appeal to the
Russian army to stand firm and steady
with the new government until It is
given opportunity to make negotia
tions for a democratic peace.
M. T. 1VIEST, 49 YEARS OLD, DIES
Ho Formerly Owned a Restaurant
M. T. Wlest. 49 years old, died of
paralysis this morning at his home.
603 North Eighth streeL He formerly
owned a restaurant in Columbia. Two
children, .Airs. R. II. Wilke of Sedalia
and Mrs. Carl Goslin of Columbia,
survive. The funeral will be held at
2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Goslin.
.tlTIIOK OF -ALOHA OF." IS IIYI.MJ
Condition of LHIuokoIanL Former
Queen of Hawaii, Reported Critical.
By Associated Press '
HONOLULU. Nov. 9. Former
Queen Liliuokolani. author of "Aloha
Oe," was reported dying today. Pny
sicians said she could not live many
Illness of Mother Calls Student Home.
Morris Dry, student president of
the University, was called to his
home in Mexico today by the illness
of his. mother.