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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1917,
40 ORGANIZE TO HELP
Branch of Society of De
scendants of or Those From
MAX F. MEYER HEAD
Club Here Is First in State
Others Planned for Towns
of Boone County.
Forty men of German descent
loined the local branch of the Friends
of German Democracy yesterday. One
Irishman became an honorary mem
ber because he believes that by join
ing the society he will be able to help
the United States in the war. He is
Sixty persons attended the meeting
in the Y. M. C. a. auuuuwu.u jni
day afternoon. The meeting was
called by Prof. Max F. Meyer at a re
nnet from the national headquarters
of the society in New York City. J.
W Schwabe, who presided at the
meeting, told of the purpose of or
ganizing the society. Prof. Max F.
jlejer was elected president and F.
V. Niedermeyer secretary.
To Form Similar Societies In County.
The first work of the Friends of
German Democracy in Columbia will'
be to organize similar societies in
other towns in Boone County and
among the farmers of the county.
After that, the work of the organiza
tion will be extended to neighboring
counties. The national society is try
ing in norfpct an organization in St.
L Louis, but the one in Columbia is the
first in Missouri.
" There are still some persons of
German descent hesitating to Join
" the Friends of German Democracy be-
cause they do not like to see people
of the United States forming groups,
according to the countries from
' which they came. In regard to this
Tiew, Professor Meyer said today:
There can be no objection to
forming such societies as long as
they devote themselves to legitimate
purposes. Any one who is of German
descent that does not Join the Friends
of German Democracy only helps
thereby to strengthen the illusion,
which the German government Is try
ing to give its people, that Americans
of German descent are eager to have
ithe German government come across
the sea and establish Itself here. To
dispel this illusion in the minds of
the German people is one of the chief
purposes of this society."
Membership in the organization is
not limited to persons with German
names, if they are of German descent.
Prof. Charles A. Ellwood. whose moth
er was a German, said that though
no one would suspect him of being a
German, lie felt it was his duty to
Join the society and help with the
work it will do.
SELLS A FARM FOR $20,000
Roy Creed Hnys 240-Acre Tract Near
The largest real estate deal of the
mouth, a $20,000 farm sale, was made
today when C. A. Adams of Hallsville
sold his 240-acre place near there to
ruriy uurca uiic umc nwi v ..
land owned by E. B. Calvin were sold
Saturday to P. M. Calvin lor jz.uuu.
On the same day John S. Glascock
transferred eighty acres one mile
north of Wilton to Charles D. Nowlin.
The consideration was ?1,200. C. D.
Nowlin sold seventy-five acres to John
S. Sapp for $2,500. The land Is located
two miles north of Wilton.
Stroher C. Wampler disposed of
forty acres three miles east of Harris
burg Saturday to W. R. Powell for $1.
140. Forty-three acres three miles
southwest of Ashland, owned by John
S. Sapp, were sold to E. L. McCarty
FARM WOMEN AID RED CROSS
Dew Park Circle Will Have Monthly
Sale of Products Saturday.
Good things to eat, direct from the
farm, will be sold next Saturday at
the headquarters of the Red Cross, In
the Thilo Building, by the women of
the Deer Park Circle. All the pro
ceeds will be given to the Red Cross.
Pies, cakes, vegetables, butter, eggs
and chickens will be offered.
The Deer Park Circle, which is one
of the most active in Red Cross work
in the county, has a monthly sale of
products. Last month it cleared $30
In this way.
FIVE U-BOATS ARE DESTROYED
Premier Lloyd George Makes An
nouncement In House of Commons.
n7 Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 19. Five German
submarines were destroyed on Satur
day, Premier Lloyd George announced
in the House of Commons today.
Quail Plentiful This Season.
Ten hunting licenses a day on the
average have been Issued since the
openlng of the quail season, November
10. The season will last until January
L Quail are plentiful In Boone County
this year, the hunters say.
Three Negroes Fined for Gambling.
Three negroes were fined $25 and
costs this morning in police court for
Nor. 23. Debating mass meeting In T.
M. C A. Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Debates and speeches by mem.
bers of University faculty.
Nov. 20. Piano and violin recital by Miss
Era Bence and Robert J. White,
Christian College Auditorium at
Nov. 29. Missouri-Kansas football"' game
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
TELLS OF LIFE AT FUNSTON
M. H. Brigluun Speaks at Morning
herrtce at Baptist Church.
Army life from the viewpoint of the
drafted man was described by M. H.
Brigham of Camp Funston, at the
morning services of the Baptist
Church yesterday. Mr. Brigham, who
went with the first quota from Boone
County, was a teacher In the depart
ment of manual arts of the Univer
sity. He said that the men were greatly
Interested in their work. A few went
unwillingly to the camp, but the spirit
of the army soon gripped them. He
praised the work of the Y. M. C. A.
at the camp, saying that the assocla
Hon furnished the greater part of the
GENERAL J1E DEAD
English Commander of
Mesopotamia Was Captor
Uy Associated Press
LONDON. Nov. 19. General Maude,
British commander of Mesopotamia,
Major General Frederick Stanley
Maude, the captor of. Bagdad, was rec
ognized as one of the most brlllant
commanders of the British army.
After a series of British defeats in
Mesopotamia, General Maude was
placed in command last year and won
an unbroken series of victories. Ad
vancing from the Babylonian plains,
he captured Kut-el-Amara. where
General Townshend's army had been
compelled to surrender. He continued
his drive up the Tigris, advancing
ninety miles in two weeks, and last
March captured Bagdad.
With the opening of the new cam
paign this fall he pushed up the Ti
gris 100 miles beyond Bagdad, his
plan being to defeat the Turks in a
decisive battle in the region north of
.MAY NOT TAX M. U.-K. U. GAME
Director Meanwell Gives Ue of Mon
ey for Education as Reason.
According to assurances which
have been received by Dr. W. E.
Meanwell, director of athletics, the
spectators at the Thanksgiving game
between Missouri and Kansas here
will not be required to pay the war
tax of 10 per cent on the admission,
which was required at the Kansas
Nebraska game Saturday.
Doctor Meanwell expressed the the
ory that the proceeds of the game are
to be used for educational purposes.
and for this reason the tax would not
be collected. The question was raised
that, If the tax is levied upon the gate
receipts of the Kansas-Missouri game,
would the athletic department be re
quired to pay the tax on games played
here previously since the war revenue
bill has gone into effect. Doctor
Meanwell declined to discuss the
According to a ruling of the revenue
collector for Kansas, the tax was col
lected at the game there Saturday. It
was also levied upon all of the games
played at Lawrence since the bill
went into effect November 1.
If the gate receipts of the game
here Thanksgiving amounted to
$15,000, the war tax would be $1,500.
GREEK ORDERS TO BE TAXED
.Must Pay 10 Per Cent on Initiation
Fees and Regular Dues.
The war tax will hit the fraternities
and sororities of the University, ac
cording to notices which have been
received by some of them. The mat
ter has not yet come before the Pan
Hellenic Council, but It is reported
that there will be a tax of 10 per cent
required on all initiation fees and
regular dues paid by the fraternity
men and sorority women.
2 SAMMIES KILLED NOVEMBER 13
Pershing Also Reports 3 Seriously
and 3 Slightly Injured.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. General
Pershing has reported to the War De
partment that two men were killed in
action November 13. Three men, the
renort added, were severely wounded
and three slightly wounded.
2S APPLY FOR TRAINING CAMP
University Can Send 48 to Third
Series of Officers' Schools.
Twenty-eight applications have al
ready been made to Major Craigle for
the third Officers' Training Camp.
The University of Missouri's quota is
fnrtv-eieht. The training will start
January 5 and continue to April 5.
Lieutenant Hudson Visits Parents.
Lieutenant Wilson Hudson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J.. A. Hudson, 11 Glen-
wood avenue, is spending a few days
a-ith his narents. Lieutenant Hudson
has been transferred from Fort Sher
idan to the Signal Corps Camp, Little
Sliver. N. J.
SENTRIES ON GUARD
AT BIG jp FARM
Precautions Taken by J. A.
Hudson at Suggestion of
20-FOOT FENCE BUILT
All Buildings and Pens to Be
Lighted at Night 501
To make safe the supply of beef which
he is producing for American soldiers
on his farm at McBaine at the rate of
1,500 pounds a day, J. A. Hudson is
now constructing a barbed wire fence, I
twenty feet high, around all his cattle
lots and 'barns. Electricity will light
all the buildings and pens at night,
and armed sentries will be on guard.
On the Hudson farm 501 sleek, red
and black steers are taking on fat at
the rate of three pounds a day to the
steer. At this rate, about 157,000
pounds of beef will be produced on
this one farm by the first of next
March, when the owners expect to
market the cattle.
The cattle-feeding operations, con
ducted by Mr. Hudson, and hi3 part
ner, Thomas G. Clark, are of such
proportions that the Government at
Washington has written to Mr. Hudson
recommending certain measures forj
the protection of his hay, grain and
livestock. The letter says In effect
(hat all farm premises should 'be
guarded" -against possible attack by
German sympathizers; that armed
sentries should be maintained at night
on a farm as large as Mr. Hudson's,
and that these sentries should be in
structed to shoot to kill, if suspicious
characters are seen. Mr. Clark says
these suggestions are being com
There is being constructed now a
barbed wire fence around the feed lots
and catle barns. At each of the two
entrances to this enclosure, a guard
house will be built, and here an arm-,
ed sentry will keep watch day arid
night. The entire set of farm build
ings Including one new hay barn,
capacity 700 tons? one new cattle
barn 132 by 144 feet; another cattle
barn 325 by 50 feet; one machinery
shed and a livestock hospital will 'be
electrically lighted at night. From the
top ridge of the main cattle barn will
blaze forth the rays of a high candle
power searchlights r "
Until these arrangements are com
plete, no stranger will be allowed to
walk through the cattle pens'. Every
one who approaches the barns will be
TENTH OF FOOD STOCK TO POOR
Members of Chic League Wll Col
lect Canned Foods Tomorrow.
The members of the Civic League
In Columbia have promised to give
one-tenth of all of the canned fruit
and vegetables that they have on hand
to charity. When the league meets at
the Y. M. C. A. Building tomorrow
afternoon the food will be collected
there and later distributed. This plan
to help the poor in the city Is in no
way connected with the plan to dis
tribute baskets on Thanksgiving Day.
The Civic League members want all
women who are not members of the
league to aid if they desire to do so.
Any woman who can spare vegetables
or fruit is urged to send them to the
Y. M. C. A. Building tomorrow.
The regular meeting of the league
will begin at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. W. E.
Harshe will make a report on the
meeting of the American Association
of Civic Leagues.
CRAIGIE IS A MAJOR NOW
Commandant of Cadets Here Received
Word of His Promotion Friday.
President Hill, on returning to his
office today, found word from the War
Department at Washington to the ef
fect that on November 7 Captain Wal
lace M. Cralgie, commandant of cadets
here, was advanced to the grade of
major in the U. S. Army.
Major Craigle received a notification
Friday of his appointment, with the
word that the official appointment was
on the way. The document arrived
today from Washington.
Major Craigle thinks that he will
not be called from his detail here as
It is for four years. He expressed the
hope this afternoon that he would be
allowed by the authorities to remain
at the University. '
ALIENS IN IV S. MUST REGISTER
President's Proclamation Says They
Must Have Permit to Travel.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. All alien
enemies are required to register and
obtain permits for' travel, under the
proclamation issued today by Presi
Enemies also are prohibited ap
proaching within 100 yards of water
fronts, docks, railroad terminals and
storage houses and are forbidden to
enter or reside in the District of Co
lumbia. Two 31. U. Students Take Long Hike.
Joe Moss and Lester Marsh, students
In the University, walked to the Mis
souri River above McBaine yesterday
and back again. This was a trip of
about twenty-one miles. The only stop
they made was for lunch.
RUSSIA'S RULERS NOT
i LEGAL SAYS KAISERl
Germany Refuses to Discuss
Peace With Soldiers and
MAY BE A NEUTRAL?,
Present Government Reserves
Rjght to Make Nation an
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, Nov. 19. Germany
has refused to treat for peace with the
new Soldiers' and Workmen's Govern-
jDfiut In response to a recent pro
posal, according to the newspapers
here, which publish this news as com
ing from authentic sources.
It is stated Emperor William an
nounced in his reply that he would
treat only with the legal successor
to the Imperial Government or with
the constituted assembly.
In this connection, the Volia-Norlda
aays that Information has already been
received that the Soldiers' and Work
men's Government, In the event of Its
failure to receive replies from the
belligerents, reserves the right to
make peace on its own account, after
which, it the war continues, Russia
will keep a neutral position.
'Americans Out of Petrograd.
Uy Associated Press
i WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. Ambassa
dorTrancls at Petrograd reported to
I the State Department in a message
dated last Friday and received today
that he had recommended that all un
attached American women and men
accompanied by women and children
leave the city. Arrangements have
been made for them to travel on the
Trans-Siberian Railway In two special
coaches. The ambassador reported
conditions In the capital chaotic but
Police Confiscate a Large
Quantity of Whisky and
A raid, which netted more illegal
liquor than has ever been confispated
in Columbia before was made at
noon today when Sheriff T. Fred
Whitesides, Constable Fred Brown and
William Miller entered the negro
billiard hall conducted by Isora Jack
son in the building immediately be
hind the city Jail. Sixteen gallons of
whisky, two eight-gallon kegs of beer
and an empty slxteen-gallow keg were
seized by the officers. Robert Wil
liams, a negro, was the only person
arrested but other arrests are ex
Sheriff Whitesides'said this afternoon
that liquor has been sold Illegally in
the blllard hall for some time. Ac
cording to him Jackson first sold
beer substitutes to the negroes. The
whisky was found In a store room
next to the blllard rooms.
UNION TO HAVE SERVICE FLAG
Will Contain More Than 1,000 Stars,
Representing Former Students.
A large service flag in honor of
former students of the University of
Missouri jiow. in military service will
be floated in front of the Missouri
Union Building Thanksgiving Day.
According to H. H. Kinyon, it will
contain more than 1,000 stars, repre
senting men ranking all the way from
private in the army to Provost Mar
shal E. H. Crowder, and the
builder of Camp Logan, Tex., S. B.
Houx. It will be one of the largest
service flags in the country.
Mr. Kinyon said today that a list
of the men and their branches of
service would be published next week.
He said that the aviation section was
one of the most popular branches. The
list will include about 500 persons
who have enrolled in the Nation's In
PRESIDENT MAY RUN RAILROADS
Companies Decide to Turn Lines Over
to Him if Necessary.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. Formal
announcement was made today that
the railroads of the United States
had decided,, if any crisis should
arise, to place their Interests in the
hands of President Wilson for pro
tection and such disposition as he
may deem necessary to prevent Inter
ruption of transportation during the
W. E. Ford Tislsts Here.
W. E. Ford of the farm management
extension department of the Colorado
College of Agriculture is visiting D. C.
Wood of the farm management de
partment in the University today. Mr.
Ford is a graduate of the College of
Agriculture in 1913 and worked Tor
the farm management department here
Jlember of Ambulance Unit Here.
J. C Harris, a former student of
Washington University, is a guest at
the Phi Delta Theta house. Mr. Har
ris has Just returned from France,
where he drove an ambulances in the
American unit. He will return to
France shortly after Christmas.
Pnr rVilttmtifq nnA -iintt.. .-,
slightly warmer tonight and Tuesday
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Tuesday
warmer Tnpflflv and nn.. . .'
night.; iM""uu io-
.J?hIp.Prs' Forcast: Within a radius of
JOO miles of Columbia the lowest tempera-
,?1r.w,U near frerataB weat and north,
slightly above east and south.
The weather this morning is unsettled
In southern Canada, and In the southern
part of the United States; precipitation,
however, has been confined to the eastern
half of Texas, southern Oklahoma, south
ern .Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and
Louisiana. Fine weather obtains through
out the Rocky Mountains, across middle
Mississippi Valley and thence up the Ohio
Temperatures approximate the seasonal
average In northern and western sections,
and are somewhat below normal in the
In Columbia fair moderate weather will
prevail over Tuesday.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 53 degrees and the lowest
last night was 30; precipitation 0.00;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday TO per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 07 and the lowest 'i;
precipitation 0.00 inch.
The Temperatures Today.
T a. m ? :U) 11 n m fo.
a a. m L.14
10 a. in. 37
S a. m 30 12 m 42
1 D. m
2 p. m 40
PANTS FACTORY HERE?
Labor Problem Solved Out
come Depends Upon Meet
Two hundred and twenty-five wom
en and girls have expressed their de
sire to work in the proposed pants
factory here, according to H. S.
Jacks, secretary of the Commercial
Club. The survey for possible labor
has been .completed, and the next
thing in order is the submitting of
Columbia's possibilities as a factory
site to theMarx-Haas Clothing Com
pany. "It's up to the citizens of this city
as to whether or not they want the
factory," said Mr. Jacks. "The Com
mercial Club has done all It can; the
rest depends, upon Columbians." A
meeting, at which Mr. Jacks urges all
to be present, will be held at 7:30
o'clock tonight for arranging all de
tails'and discussing the possible loca
tion of the factory. All Columbia Is
able to do and offer in the way of in
ducements will be drafted In a peti
tion which will be submitted to the
clothing company tomorrow.
"At present,' Mr. Jacks said, "the
possibility of-Columbia securing the
factory looks favorable." The result,
though, will depend entirely upon the
outcome of the meeting tonight, he
KEVIVAL CROWDS CHURCH
Many Turned Away From Wilkes
Not more than one-half of those who
went to the Wilkes Boulevard Metho
dist Church last night were able to
get into the building to attend the re
The church, with all of the seating
accommodations available, will seat
2,400. The Rev. A. B. Coffman, pastor,
estimates that that number attended
last night's services and that an equal
number were turned away. In the
audience- were many who came from
the country, some driving as far as
nine miles. The revival has been In
progress a week and the first call for
new members to the church was Is
sued last night. There were five re
sponses. The Reverend Mr. Coffman says that
the enthusiasm at the meetings has
been marked; The music, under the
direction of Prof. Ernest Lunsford. he
says, has attracted much attention.
The revival will continue two weeks.
R. II. JlcDANIEL ASKS DIVORCE
Alleged That He Found Unwashed
Dishes Instead of Food.
Because, he alleges, his wife re
mained from home all day so that
whpn he returned home from work at
night he found the breakfast dishes
on the table and nothing to eat for
supper, Benjamin H. McDaniel has
filed petition for a divorce from his
wife, Sarah J. McDaniel. He also
mentions other Indignities in the peti
tinn Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel were
married in January. 1915, and sepa
rated in March of this year.
CITY ASKS 452 TO PAY TAX
Police Court Awaits Those Who Do
Vntlre were mailed today to the
452 p'ersons who have failed to obey
the city's tax ordinances on venicies
and dogs. Should any one fail to pay
up. Mayor J. E. Boggs says, a warrant
will be issued and the offender brought
into police court
A nronprtv census reveaieu mat
$839.50 was due the city from un
licensed vehicles and dogs.
Billiard Match at Boodle's.
A nocket billiard match between
Orville Nelson of Kansas City and
W. D. Rickets of this city was played
at Booche's Billiard Parlors tnis ait
ernoon. A second match will be
played at 8:15 o'clock tonight
Fraternity Pledges Play Tomorrow.
tJip. will be a football game be-
ttroon thp fmbman teams of the Delta
Tau Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternities at 4 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon on Rollins Field.
Austrian Troops Who Force
Way Into Fager Are Driv
en Into Water.
COMBAT WITH HANDS
Dead Bodies Line Banks
Like Seaweeds, Observer
Hy Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY. Nov. 19. The
Austrians, who forced their way
across the Piave River above Zensnn
'have been thrown into the river,
. drowned, bayoneted, killed or captured
I until now not an enemy remains on
the west bank at the threatened
pofnt. The wounded were so numer
ous that many have not yet received
The enemy, had staked everything on
getting to the west bank of the river
and the Italians staked everything on
keeping him on the eastern bank.
Several circumstances induced the
enemy to pass. They chase a place
where a sandbar runs in midstream,
giving them a landing and dividing the
main stream Into two shallow canals.
This was about 5 o'clock in the morn
ing, and in the mist of that hour they
came across the channel in two places.
Enemy Successful In Surprise Rush.
In their first surprise rush they
swept past four Italian machine gun
batteries, capturing the guns and
driving the Italians back into the vil
lage of Fager. Here the real figur
ing began. It was a hand-to-hand
fight through the streets of the town
with no place for artillery or machine
guns. The Italians used bayonets,
hand grenades, knives and gelatine
The Austrians tried to throw a line
around the town and succeeded in
part until the Italian artillery on the
north of the village got the range of
the line and assisted the Italians on
that side to advance and force out the
Austrians Unable to Hold Line.
The enemy held the line at first but
finally broke as the Italians swarmed
back into the town, some of the
Austrians plunging Into the' river and
others trying to re-coss the stream
at the points they used in the morning. '
Most sL the enemjf fell alqns..ihe
water's edge and an observer says the
bodies on the river 'bank and In the
water reminded him of seaweed after
the tide had gone out.
Further down the river where
the artillery fire had done effective
work, after the fight which lasted
late Into the day, the shores were lined
with Austrian dead.
Italians Begin Offensive.
Iiy Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 19. Italian forces
have begun an offensive on the Asiago
plateau and have occupied advanced
elements of trenches, the war office
announced today. Further attempts
of Austro-German troops to cross the
Piave River have been stopped.
On the front west of the Piave and
south of the Quero great numbers of
Austro-German troops are attacking
the Monte Monfenera and Monte
3IRS. CHARLES TURNER DEAD
Fnneral Serrices Will Be Held at
Hickory Grove Church Tomorrow.
M?s. Charles Turner, who lived Zyi
miles east of Hallsville, died at Park
er Memorial Hospital at 2 o'clock this
morning. She was operated on last
Thursday. Besides her husband and
three children, Mrs. Turner leaves her
father, S. R. Craighead, who lives
south of Centralia; four brothers, D.
G. Craighead of Browns, OUIe Craig
head of Callaway County, Ray Craig
head, Camp Funston; Will Craighead,
who lives south of Centralia; and a
sister, Mrs. T. A. Faucett of Callaway
County. Mrs. Turner attended Wil
liam Woods College at Fulton before,
The funeral will be held at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning at the
Hickory Grove Church, by the Rev.
C. E. Dunkleberger.
MINISTER MAY (JO TO FRANCE
Rev. J. H. George Doing Y. M. C. A.
Work In Chicago Now.
The Rev. James H. George, rector of
Calvary Episcopal Church, left for
Chicago last night to take a four
weeks' training course in Y. M. C. A.
war work, after which he expects to
go to France. His family will remain
Mr. George did not decide to go until
Saturday night, and no definite ar
rangements to fill hlB place in the
pulpit have yet been made.
Journalism Student to XeeL
A meeting of all students In the
School of Journalism, Including the
pre-Journalists, will be held at 7:1a
o'clock Wednesday night In the Mis
souri Union Building.
J. J. Douglass Weds Miss Roddy.
James Joseph Douglass of Hunts
dale and Miss Susan B. Roddy of Mc
Baine were married this afternoon by
the Rev. A. B. Coffman at his home
on Stewart road.
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