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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER IS, 1917.
LOCAL Y. M. C. A. WAR
FUND STILL GROWS
But With $5,000 Remaining
to Be Raised in District Co
lumbia Must Give More.
Townships Outside Columbia
With Full Quotas In Are
Still Subscribing to Fund.
COUNTY Y. 31. C. A. TOTAL TODAY
Total outside of Columbia..? 5,946.47
Total subscriptions reported No
vember 15, 2 p. m.:
Cole i- H.300.00
No reports from Audrain, Maries,
Osage or Moniteau.
The total subscription for the Y.
M. C A. war fund has now reached
$11,441.57. Columbia reports $5,980.96
and the county outside of Columbia
Township reports $5,460.61. Rocky
fork Township, which exceeded its
quota of $1,000 almost at the first of
the campaign, has increased its sub
scription to $1,749.76, almost twice
to y. 31. v. a. fund
Will all who so kindly con
tributed to the Y. M. C. A. fund
please leave their subscriptions
with W. A. Bright, treasurer of
the Boone County Trust Com
pany, one day this week?
E. W. STEPHENS,
the amount the district was expected
to raise. Bourbon Township has ex
ceeded its quota of $1,200 by more
than $200. Its total is $1,465.43.
The total subscription from the
district at present is $0,839, an in
crease of $10,000 over yesterday.
Hugh Stephens, campaign manager
for the Eighth District, expects to
reach the minimum quota of $35,000
for this district easily.
Meetings were held last night in
several schoolhouses and churches
for the purpose of arousing enthu
siasm in the campaign and of rais
ing money At the Red Rock school
church the Rev. A. W. Taylor and the
Rev. Bruce Melvin spoke; at the
Lakeview schoolhousc, Ralph Finley
and J. W. Schwabe spoke; Lee
Walker and Prof. J. C. Whitten ad
dressed the meeting at the Strawn
schoplhouse; Dean Klrkenslager and
S. P.' Dalton were the speakers at the
Oakland schoolhouse; Prof. C. C.
Taylor, Miss Irene Fisher and H. M.
McPheetersV spoke at the Englewood
Columbia subscriptions of more
than $1, in addition to those already
published in the Missourian, follow:
42 Mrs. Lizzie E. Flowrec, Paul
Hulett, J D. Wilcox.
$2.50 Mr. and Mrs. William Berke
bile, Margaret Tillery, W. B. Kelllher,
Jr., Willie Wils6n, colored.
$3 George L. Lundgren .
$5 Mrs Ella Shippe, Mr. and Mrs. Ir
win Switzler, .Mrs. C. F. McVey Mrs. E.
H. Guitar, H. M. Hungate, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Finley. Miss Martha Todd, Miss
Lucile Rucker. Sirs. Fannie Rucker,
A. Eisenstein and Company. Allen
Rothwell, L. J. Hall, J. E. Boggs,
George E. Thompson, J. R. Jordan,
Rev. J. H. George, W. S. Branham,
W. W. Daily. B. J. Brown, Ira Davis,
Mrs. X. A. Lindsey, N. A. Lindscy,
Charles Koeppen, R. E. Little.
$10 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rodes,
R. B. Price, Jr., (has previously sub
scribed $20). C. O. Selders, Bess H.
Hawkins, Marshall Gordon. Iuchert
Sisters. J. B. Cole.
$15 Miss Laura Moss.
FINAL RALLY FOR WAR FUND
Students of Stephens and Christian
Colleges to Give Patriotic Program.
A final rally for the Y. M. C. A. War
Fund campaign will be held in the
Stephens College Auditorium at 7:30
o'clock tonight. A patriotic program
of songs, drills, music and readings
will be ghen. Students of Stephens
and Christian colleges will take part
in the entertainment land a grade
school chorus of 150 children will
The east half of the Stephens Audi
torium has been reserved for the rela
tives of those who are now in some
branch of the army or navy service.
They will meet in the corridors of
the music conservatory and march in a
body to the auditorium. The admis
sion price will be 10 and 15 cents and
the money will go to the Y. M. C A.
More for the Roll of Honor.
In addition to Boone County's Roll
Nov. 1.1 Patriotic rally to begin by Co
lumbia women In Stephens College
Auditorium at 8 p. nu
Nov. 10. Address by Mrs. E. Cramer,
director of Collegiate Alumnae
Ilureau of Occupation- In Unher
Klty Auditorium at 4 p. m.
Nov. 10. Meeting of Jefferson School
Mothers' Club at 3 p. m. Letture
by Dr. O. P. Bradford on "Care
of the Child."
Nov. 10 Meeting, of. University. Medical
Society in the V. M. C. A. Audi
torium at 7:30 p. m. Dr. Guy I..
- Noyes will speak.
Xov. 17. Meeting of Rural Mothers' Club
In Courthouse at 2 p. m. Miss
Clara L.I.hamon will speak on food
Nov. 2i). Missouri-Kansas football game
on Itollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
of Honor, published in the Missourian
yesterday, these names should be in
cluded: Major M. P. Ravenel, U. S. R.;
Lieut Herbert Hartley McVey, O. R.
Johnson, Edward Russell Moore. R.
R. Hudelson, John B. Smith, Raymond
Bond, Sergt, Lewis Spencer, Dr. Her
man Schlundt, F. C. Fenton, C. F.
Dieust, D. C. McEuen. H. F. Carlton,
Mark J. Smith, It. W. Winternltz. J.
S. Moore. O. C. Boyd, F. O. Coe. V. F.
Payne and C. D. Robertson.
2,060 NJL CALLED
County Draft Board Makes
Classification for Provost
The completion of the classification
of the draft registrants in this county
this afternoon shows that there are
2.060 men registered here, who have
not yet been called. Of this number
1,057 are married and 1,003 are single;
2,039 arc native citizens; one is a
naturalized citizen, 13 are aliens and
7 are aliens who hae taken out their
first papers. There are 261 negroes.
In classifying them according to oc
cupation, agriculture leads with 760.
Laborers in general with 590, comes
next, with professional service fol
lowing w ith 205. Domestic and manual
service in general is the only other
high total, with 203. The number then
drops to 74 in building industries.
The complete tables have been mail
ed to the Protost General.
CITY TO RETAIN NIGHT SIGNS
Despite Order of Fuel Administrator,
Advertising Will Continue.
The city is not going to pay any
attention to the order issued Novem
ber 9 by the Fuel Administration of
the United States to the effect that no
electric current shall be used for dis
play advertising before 7:45 p. m.
and after 11 p. m. Mayor J. E. Boggs
said this morning that the amount of
display advertising in Columbia was
so small that it was hardly worth
while to take action about it.
Mr. Boggs issued an order yester
day that the two lower lights on the
White Way be' turned off at 9 o'clock.
The ruling will go into effect tonight.
Claude Brown, engineer of the light
plant, said this morning that by cut
ting off the lights at 9 o'clock four
tons of coal would be saved each
night. The city is paying $3.85 a ton.
Mr. Brown explained that the plant
is not short of coal, and is even fur
nishing the University with light
after 5 o'clock.
The new rule is being tried for the
purpose of ascertaining whether a
large amount of coal can be saved by
it. Mr. Boggs says that the city coal
bill will be more than it was last
year, in spite of the coal saved by
careful feeding of the boilers at the
MISS LUCILLE BEAZLEY MARRIED
Former Columbia High School Student
Is Bride of Charles Vaughn.
Miss Lucille Beazley was married at
lioon today to Charles Vaughn at her
father's home, 12 miles south of Co
lumbia on Ashland gravel. The bride
was a graduate of Columbia High
School. Mr. Vaughn came here 5
years ago from Higgins, Tex. He is
one of the proprietors of the Basnett
and Vaughn. University Barber Shop. "
The couple left immediately after
the wedding for St. Louis where they
will spend a few days on their honey
moon and see the Washington game.
They will return to Columbia Sun
day. DELP'S STORE IS CLOSED
Bernard Hunt In Charge of Property
in Interest of Creditors.
The property of W. F. Delp was
turned over this morning to Bernard
Hunt as assignee. Mr. Delp is the
proprietor of Delp's Confectionery at
106 South Ninth street. As assignee of
Mr. Delp's business, Mr. Hunt can
dispose of the property as he sees
fit in the interest of the creditors of
.VMI Attend Chicken Pie Dinner.
The women of the Broadway Meth
odist Church gave their annual
chicken pie dinner this noon in the
basement of the church. They esti
mate that they served more than 500
people. Because of the crowd it was
impossible for the speakers of the
Commercial Club to talk as af ranged.
C. A. Vance to Wed Mrs. Talbert
A marriage license was issued this
afternoon to Charles A. Vance, 4
years old, of Centralia and Mrs. Cora
Talbert. 48, of Mexico.
GIRL'S QUICK WIT
Miss Karleene Prather Tells
Hold-Up Men Diamonds
Rings Worth $100 Are Re
stored When She Declares
A ruse'saved Miss Karleene Prather
two diamond rings when she was
held up by two men as she was re
turning to her home at 1510 Paris
road about 7 o'clock last night. She
was near the Wabash trestle at the
time. The two men aBked her first If
she had any money and then if she
had jewelry. Before she had a chance
to answer, one of the men saw her
two diamond rings and took them
The stones are of about one-fourth
karat each and probably worth more
"Oh, those are only imitations,"
said Miss Parther to the two men.
The man who had taken the rings
was deceived. He dropped the rings,
saying: "1 guess we can't use jew
elry." They overlooked her pocketbook
which was in her muff and contained
a little more than $3.
Miss Prather said the men were so
dirty that she was unable to tell in
the dark whether they were white" or
black. One was a medium-sized,
heavy-set man and the other a tall
man. The first had on overalls and a
cap and the tall man wore 'a mack
anaw and a hat.
Miss Prather is the daughter of
Mrs. Nannie K. Prather. She te now
employed at Scott's Book Shop. She
is a graduate of the University High
She informed the police of the atJ
tempted robbery, but no trace of the
men has been found.
TWO LIVES RUN PARALLEL
Death Ends Companionship of Men
Who Went West as Boys. '
The death of A. W. Nye of Boone
County a few days ago In Portland,
Ore., broke a lifelong parallel between
his life career and that of John M.
Bentley, also of Boone County. v
With the exception of a decade, the;
men had been companions for more
than three-quarters of a century. In
1841 the parents of Mr. Nye moved
from Virginia and settled in Boone
County. In the same year the parents
of .Mr. Bentley moved from Kentucky
and settled near the Nye home.
The boys were playmates until they
were 19 years old. Then they se
cured an ox team and started for the
West Bentley went to California and
Nye to Oregon. In 1871 they were
re-united when Bentley arrived in
Umatilla County from California.
Later Bentley voted for Nye for
sheriff of the county and, in turn, Nye
later voted for Bentley as candidate
for the same office.
Nye leaves two daughters and two
Travelers Also Report That
2,000 Persons Are Dead
Fir Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 15. According to
press reports from Stockholm, travel
ers who arrived yesterday in Hapap
onda, Sweden, from Finland say rum
ors are current there that Petrograd Is
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 15. Two thousand
persons had been killed in street fight
ing in Moscow up to noon Tuesday,
according to reports brought by
travelers arriving at the Russo-Swed-ish
STUDENT COUNCIL WILL MEET
Uniform Accounting Sjslem for SaI
tar to Come Up.
At the regular meeting of the Stu
dent Council tonight reports will be
heard from the committee on the
sale of Old Guard buttons and the
committee on the distribution of food
pledges. Steps will also be taken to
amend the constitution to provide for
a uniform accounting system for the
use of the Savitar board. DR Scott
of the School of Commerce Is in
charge of the new system.
Mr. Jllller to Suffrage Luncheon.
Mrs. Walter McNab Jllller left this
afternoon for St. Louis, where she will
speak at a suffrage luncheon, given In
honor of the suffrage victory in New
lork. Congressman J. E. Raker of
California, who had charge of the suf
frage bill in Congress last session,
and two prominent New York suf
frage workers will also speak.
To Discuss Food Conservation.
Miss Clara L. Lhamon of the home
economics department of the Univer
sity will discuss food conservation at
a meeting of the Rural Mothers' Club
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in
In Effort to Regain Passen-
dale, Crown Prince Makes
Attack on British.
ARTILLERY IS ACTIVE
c r c .. D.:.:.i. iti..
-j. w. o. iu uiiusii ucav
ies" Results in Deluge of
Steel Against Germans.
By Associated Press
BRITISH ARMY IN BELGIUM,
Nov. 15. The forces of Crown Prince
Rupprecht of Bavaria have made
their first ponderous effort to regain
Passendale village and have failed.
The enemy's attack, made late yester
day north of the hamlet, was com
prised of large forces an(f they made
determined efforts to succeed, but the
assaulting troops were hurled back
after a grim 'struggle, leaving the
British line intact.
The enemy's attack was preceded by
a heavy bombardment. All day tho
German artillery shelled Passendale.
and the forward guns roared, while
the British heavies and field guns re
plied 'with a volley of continuous
deafening roars. No such artillery
duel had occurred along the. British
front in several weeks. For many
hours it was maintained by both sides,
the tumult of the shells being heard
for miles and miles about the country.
About 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon
the enemy Infantry was seen advanc
ing along the southern ridge on a
front of about 700 yards towards the
British position. The "S. O. S." sig
nal went up from the British lines
and a tremendous British artillery
machine opened fire as if a lever had
been thrown, and a myriad of shells
began breaking across the ridge in
front of the advancing Germans.
The enemy made the attack, and as
they surged along they were caught
in this deluge of steel. Some of the
more determined pushed on. A stream
of shells swept across the open ground
waist high into the German ranks,
but many of the advancing men faced
the fire bravely. They reached the
British front lines and flung them
selves against it.
Then pump tht hlttpr wnrk nt plnp
Iiuarters. It is possible that very
w, if any, of the regiments reached
their base trenches without being so
U.fl cut to pieces mat .iney cannot
Germans Fail in Attempts to
Cross the Piave River
400,000 Are Refugees.
By Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 15. The Italians have
defeated the new efforts of the Ger
mans to cross the Piave River. Those
of the enemy who forced a crossing
at two points on previous days are
being held in check, the war office an
nounced today. '
By Associated Press
BERLIN. Nov. 15. German troops
on the mountain front in Northern
Italy are advancing to the east of
Fonzaso and Feltre, says today's of
By Associated Tress
ROME, Wednesday, (delayed) Four
hundred thousand refuges from the
zone of the present military operations
have reached the central and southern
provinces of Italy. Major Grayson
Slurphey, head of the American Red
Cross Commission to Europe, is tak
ing measures to contribute toward
"COLLEGE WIDOW SEATS ON SALE
Play Will Be Presented Nights of
'0Temler 27 and 28.
The advance seat sale for the '"Col
lege Widow" has started and seats
can be purchased any afternoon at
the Hall Theater box office at 3
o'clock, or from 7:30 o'clock to 9
o'clock at night The play is being
presented by the Columbia Dramatic
Company, composed of University stu
dents and townspeople, who have had
experience in amateur theatrical pro
ductions. The proceeds will be given
to the Commercial Club and then sent
to the drafted men from Columbia,
stationed at Camp Funston.
PROMINENT STATESMAN DIES
Foster Succumbs In Washington
After Long Illness.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. John W.
Foster, former minister to China, dean
of the American diplomatic corps and
father-in-law of Secretary Lansing,
died here this morning after a long
illness. At one time he was Secretary
Dean Edwards to Indianapolis.
G. D. Edwards, dean of the Bible
College of Missouri, left yesterday for
Indianapolis to attend a meeting of
the College Association of the Chris
Clemenceau to Form New Cabinet
By Associated Press
PARIS. Nov. 15. Former Premier
Clemenceau has agreed to form a new
For Columbia and Vicinity: Oenerally
fair tonight and Friday; not much change
In temperature: lowest tonieht nnr h.
freezing point l
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Friday:
xllgntly warmer northwest portion.
Shippers' Forcast: Within a radi Is of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture during the next SO hours mil be
around the freezing point
There still is much cloudiness In ail
parts of the United .States, but skies are
beginning to clear In the Plains district.
There has been light rain in North
Carolina, and parts of western Nebraska,
Colorado and Utah. Klsenbere dry weather
Temperatures are around the freezing
point in the UDDer n.irts nf h mi..i.,i
and Mississippi valleys, and ranire he-
tneen 40 and 50 degrees in other sections.
In Columbia the weather will continue
somewhat chilly over Friday, but prob
ably with some sunshine.
V Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 83 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 2 and the lowest n -
precipitation o.oo inch.
Sun rises today, 0:32 a. m. Sim sets
5 Mo,?,", 2 C-9 p. m.
U-BOAT JAR PAILS?
British War Expert An
nounces Breakdown of the
By Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Arthur
Pollen, noted British war expert, has
made the following statement to the
Associated Press on the submarine
warfare: "Nothing unsatisfactory in
the military and political situaUon in
Europe Is balanced by the extraordin
ary news that the German submarine
campaign has broken down complete
ly. "The submarine is defeated. This
is the most momentous event since the
United States declared war. It means
that we can all stay in and that
America can really come in."
HRIGHTENS HOWE OF WIDOW
Mother and Seien Children Lifted
She had seen better days and had
come of a fine family, but the wheel
of forutne had left her poor and a
widow with seven children. As the
youngsters were under ten years of
age she struggled ambitiously to keep
them in school.
t Btjt the seven children got hungry
v'ery'bftenj and there was not always
sufficient food. 'When winter came, the
little ones had to be kept warm and
the rent had to be paid. The mother
had to do this on the four or five
dollars she was making a week.
This was three years ago.
Now they are all still in school.
Ihe children eat enough every day, and
the home and their little bodies are
warmed every winter. The Columbia
Charity Organization Society provides
them with coal and shoes; the visiting
committee of the organization gives
them clothing and the mother makes
enough to supply the children with
food and a home. From the distress
of a few years ago, the charity so
ciety has evolved a heart radiating
NEGROES TO GIVE TO Y. M. C. A.
Campaign for Subscriptions Started
A Y. SI. C. A. war work fund cam
paign was started by the negroes of
Columbia yesterday morning. J. 'B.
Coleman chairman of one of the six
negro committees appointed to take
charge of the campaign said that al
though the negro "population as a
whole was poor and could not be ex
pected to give large amounts, each
person would be asked to contribute
something. The chairman of the other
committees are: The Rev. D. J.
Mitchell, the Rev. E. S. Redd, the Rev.
C. SI. Tillman. Austin Freeman. J. E.
Renfro and J. E. Jones.
TO READ TWO IRISH PLAYS
Afternoon Play Reading Club to Meet
The Afternoon Play Reading Club
will meet at 3 o'clock Friday after
noon In the faculty room of the Libra
ry Building to read two one-act Irish
plays, Douglas Hyde's "The Marriage"
and Ruth Sawyer's "The Sidhe of
It has been announced that the
meeting will close in time for the
members to hear Sirs. W. E. Cramer
of Kansas City speak in the Univer
sity Auditorium at 4 o'clock.
U. D. C. TO DO RELIEF WORK
WJH Sew One Afternoon a Wwk at
Red Cross Workrooms.
At the -regular meeting of the U. D.
C held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon at the home of Mrs.
.Margaret Somerville, it was decided
that the members, as an organiza
tion, should sew one afternoon a week
at the Red Cross workrooms.
As soon as instructions are received
from their national headquarters, they
will undertake other war relief work.
Jefferson Mothers' Club to Meet.
Dr. O. F. Bradford of the preventive
medicine department of the Univer
sity will talk to the Jefferson School
Slothers' Club on "The Care of the
Child" at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
U, S. AMBUSH PARTY
Number of Enemy Killed
and Wounded in Fight in
No Man's Land.
ON WESTERN FRONT
No Casualties Suffered by
American Troops, Who
By Associated Press
American soldiers have carried out a
successful ambush of a German rjartv
in No Man's Land on the western front,
killins and mounding a number tf the
, An American patrol recently laid
t .. j, ,. , ; au
in tne mud '" wait for an enemy party
for which they had arranged an am-
buscade, and two detachments of Ger-
man I01?,'"! f I0"6 thaD tWlCe the
size of the American party were sur-
prised. The enemy troops did not stop
jto fight but scurried away with their
.dead and wounded. The Americans
J suffered no casuallties.
Artillery fire on the American sec
tor is becoming more active, and the
Germans are shelling our trenches
heat ily. a number of Americans have
been killed or wounded. One shell
which dropped into a trench caused
American artillery men have also
been belaboring the Germans strongly
and it is believed their shells hit
American Marksmanship Praised.
By Associated Press
AMERICAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS IN FRNCE, Nov. lS.-TThe ac
curacy of American artillery enemy
fire has evoked enthusiastic comment
from the French superior officers of
the command in which are the
trenches occupied by the American
troops. The general in command told
American officers today that the
marksmanship of the artillerymen was
cxecllent, comparing most favorably
with that of troops which had been at
war for years.
The only complaint heard is that '
a few American batteries are not as
rapid as they might be; but they are
The infantry Is interesting 'itself
chiefly In dueling. All the men who
hae not had ths experience are eager
to try their hand and some of them
hove asked to be assigned to this work.
While the infantry is learning and
improving itself (n the trenches, the
artillery is acquiring valuable ex
perience in observation work and
location of enemy batteries by the
sound methods. Heavy guns of both
sides are now engaged In a heavy
FARMER SUES C. & A. FOR $3,000
J. M. Barnes Injured in Overturning
of Buggy Into Ditch.
Suit for $5,000 was filed yesterday
by J. M. Barnes against the Chicago
and Alton Railway Company for in
juries received October 1, when his
buggy was turned over into a ditch
on the steep grade crossing near
Sir. Barnes was attempting to avoid
a collision with an approaching car
driven by railroad employes and
halted his horse on the grading,
which, his petition says, is short and
unprotected by railings or guards.
Sir. Barnes is a farmer and school
teacher who lives near Sturgeon.
COLLEGE WOMEN TO HEAR TALK
Mrs. W. E. Cramer of Kansas City Will
' Address Girls Desiring to Work.
Sirs. W. E. Cramer of the Vocational
Bureau of the Kansas City Associa
tion of Collegiate Alumnae will speak
to the women of the University at 4
o'clock, Friday, November 1C, in the
University Auditorium. Sirs. Cramer
will talk particularly to those girls
who desire to enter Borne work but do
not want to teach. Hhe subject will
be: "Business Opportunities for the
In the evening. Sirs. Cramer will ad
dress the Collegiate Association at
FROM HAWAII FOR BIG GAME
Charles F. Loomls a 1911 Graduate,
Has Been Doing Y. M. C. A. Work.
Charles F. Loomls. a graduate of
the School of Education in 1911. who
has been engaged in Y. SI. C. A. work
in the Hawaiian Islands, will return to
the states this months and hopes to
attend the Slissouri-Kansas game here
Thanksgiving Day, according to a
cablegram received by his brother,
Paul. Sir. Loomls married SIIss Alice
Richardson, also a graduate of thr
University in 1911.
ISSUES C97 HUNTING LICENSES
Number Is Large This Year Despite
Affects of Draft
Charles Davis, county clerk has is
sued 697 hunUng licenses this year,
about one-hundred short of the num
ber issued at this time last year. Sir.
Davis considers this a good number,
however, as there are about 400 young
men of the county drafted, and it is
to the young men that the majority
of licenses are issued. He expects that
about 200 more will be taken out