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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1917.
OFFER $10100 BONUS
50 Business Men Submit
Proposition to Marx-Haas
LABOR IS ASSURED
Must Employ at Least 150
and Remain in Operation
Here 10 Years.
Fifty Columbia business men met at
the Commercial Club rooms last night
and decided to offer the Marx-Haas
Clothing Company of St. Louis a bonus
of $10,000 to place Us trouser and
overall factory in Columbia. This of
fer is made with certain provisions
necessary to protect the Interests of
the city, chief of which are: (1)
The company must continue in busi
ness here for 10 years; (2) the com
pany must employ a minimum of 150
A letter was sent today from the
Commercial Club to the Marx-Haas
Clothing Company inviting u ui senu
representatives here to discuss the
contract. If the company should ac
cept the offer, it will select its own
site for a building.
"We expect representatives will be
sent to Columbia this week," said H.
S. Jacks, secretary of the Commercial
Club, today. "Columbia Is one of the
four or fie towns out of the sixteen
that have offered propositions, that arc
Two hundred and thirty cards were
signed by persons in Columbia and
nearby towns, expressing a desire to
work in the Marx-Haas factory if it is
"We can get more signers if neces
sary," said Mr Jacks.
FOOD EXPERTS BEING MOBILIZED
400 Will Help In "War Kitchen School"
and Display Work.
More than 400 home economics ex
perts of the state of Missouri are being
mobilized, as a volunteer force to
work with the United States Food Ad
ministration, by Miss Louise Stanley,
director of the home economics sec
tion of the Federal Food Administra
tion, for Missouri, according to a
statement made from the headquarters
The administration plans to organize
practical "war kitchen schools" in
which practical economy and conser
vation of roods will be taught in every
county and city in the state under the
direction .of the experts and of the
chairmen of the counties for the wom
en's committee. State Council of De
fense. The organization work is in charge
of Miss Stanley, .Mrs. Walter McNab
Miller, co-chairman of the women's
committee. State Council of Defense,
and A. J. Meyer, secretary of the ex
tension service of the College of Agri
culture. .NEW CADET US I FORMS HERE
But the Commandant Says They
The first shipment of 150 uniforms
ordered by the University Cadet Corps
from tDeMoulin Brothers, Greenfield,
111., arrived at the office of Com
mandant Craigie today. The goods
were inferior to the sample ordered.
The order probably will be canceled,
according to Major Craigie. "They
look more like Boy Scout uniforms
than anything else," he said. "In the
press of other affairs the Government
overlooked the University's needs this
year and only allowed $14 for uni
forms. The lowest offer that we had
for a regulation olive drab uniform
was $24.10 apiece. The Government
compromised and gave the University
permission to order a distinctive uni
form. These are what we got."
The new uniforms have black shoul
der straps and arm bands and are a
neat looking uniform except for the
shoddy material. The cost of the out
fit, including regulation shoes, is un
der the $14 allotment.
TEXAS JUDGING TEAM HERE
I.Ke Slock Experts to Visit University
Farm and Nearby Herds.
The Texas A. and M. live stock
Judging team will be in Columbia
Thursday, Friday and Saturday to
get practice in judging live stock.
They will spend most of their time
with the University herds and flocks.
Other live stock to be visited are:
Thompson Brothers' Duroc-Jersey
hogs, R. L. (Bob) Hill's Duroc-Jer-seys,
A O. Boyd's Poland China hogs
and Derby Bass' Hereford came.
I'. S. Daughters of 1812 to Meet
The United States Daughters of 1812
will meet at 2 o'clock next Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. N. T.
Gentry, 50C Rollins street. Matters
of Interest to all members are to be
Stuck Judging Team Returns.
The stock judging team returned
Sunday from a trip to Whitehall, 111.
On Saturday they visited the farm of
W. s. Corsa and judged Perchcron
horses and Berkshire hogs.
Alpha Zeta Initiates Two.
Alpha Zeta. honorary fraternity in
agriculture, initiated R. C. Maupln
and o E. McConnell at the Y. M C. A.
Building last night.
Nov. 23. Debating mass meeting in Y.
XL C A. Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Debates and speeches by mem
bers oi university faculty.
20. Piano and violin recital by Mls
i- ueuce una iioDerc J. wmte.
Christian College- Auditorium at
8:15 p. m.
Nov. 29. .Missouri-Kansas football game
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
MISSOURI WRITERS TO AID
Federal Food Administration to Re
lease Works on Conservation.
Features on food conservation
written by Fannie Hurst, J. Brecken
ridge Ellis, Rupert Hughes and other
well-known writers of the present day
who are Mlssourians by birth or
adoption, are soon to be released by the
Federal Food Administration, accord
ing to an announcement made from the
headquarters here today.
1 The Missouri Writers' Guild, through
its president J. Breckentidge Ellis of
Plattsburg, and Floyd Shoemaker or
Columbia, secretary, has offered its
( services to the Food Administration
and will assist in the propaganda
work. The writings of all the mem
bers of the Guild, given tp the Mis
souri administration, will be released
to all newspapers and magazines in
Invaders Driven Back Four
Times in Attack at Monte
Austro-Germnns Drhen Back i Times.
Ky Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 20. The struggle be
tween the Austro-Germana' and Ital
ians on Monte Tomba and Monte Mon
senera in the mountainous regions of
Northern Italy continues, it was of
ficially announced today by the War
The invading forces were driven
back four times when they attempted
to take the Italian positions on Monte
Tomba and Nera Spur.
Berlin Reports Repulse of Italians.
l!y Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. 20. Strong Italian
counter-attacks against positions cap
tured on the northern slope of Monte
Tomba on the mountain front near the
upper Piave were unsuccessful. Heavy
firing continues in this sector.
DRAFT EXEMPTIONS REPEALED
All Men Excused In First Quota Are
In Sew Classification.
Exemptions granted by the local
exemption board have all been re
pealed under the new order. Sheriff
T. Fred Whitesides of the draft board
said today. This was done prior to
trie regrouping of the eligible men of
the city under the new division sys
tem. No instructions have been received
here .from Washington, and the old
rulings will stand until further orders
are received, Mr. Whitesides said.
Under the future plan men of draft
age are to be divided into divisions
according to the persons dependent
upon them and by their usefulness to
the community. Married men with
dependent wives are to be in the
fourth division and will be practically
CHRISTIAN CHURCH GIRLS BUSY
Bethany Circle Makes a Report on Its
The Bethany Circle of the Christian
Church made reports last night at Its
meeting in Lowry Hall on the definite
church work it has done. Reports
show that the girls have charge of
junior services in the Christian
Church, many are teaching Sunday
School classes, some are planning to
organize a club at the HInkson Mis
sion and that others expect to take
care of babies during Sunday services
so that mothers may attend church.
The Bethany Circle 'worked forty and
a half hours for the Red Cross last
FIRE AT NAVY POWDER FACTORY
Is of Unknown Origin One Killed;
Much Ponder Destroyed.
H.v Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Fire of
unknown origin last night destroyed a
large quantity of powder at the Navy
Powder Factory at Indian Head, Md.
One unidentified man is known to
have been killed. An investigation is
Student Found Dead Beneath Window.
Miss Adelaide Henshaw, 17 years
old. a student at Lindenwood College,
hst. Charles. Mo., was round dead yes
terday beneath a dormitory window.
It is believed that she fell from the
window while asleep. She was the.
daughter of George Henshaw of Okla
I'resbjterla'ns Hate Reception.
Thn members of the Presbyterian
Church held their monthly reception
last night in the chapel or tne cnurcn.
A musical entertainment, was gneii
and refreshments were served.
C. II. S. to Flay Kirksville Friday.
ThP fontball team ot the Columbia
High School will play the Kirksville
Hlghi School at Kirksville h riday.
The team will leave here Thursday
FALLS UPON WIDOWS
Charity Society Has No Calls
From Families With Men
WORK FOR LABORERS
Women's Earnings, How
ever, Fail to Keep Pace
With Rising Prices.
It seems paradoxical in these dis
tressful war times to say that living
conditions are' better among some ol
the laborers in Columbia now than at
any previous time, but according to
D. E. Major, field secretary of the
local Charity Organization Society,
this is true. Mr. Major says that the
organization has received no calls so
far this fall from the families of
laborers who are breadwinners.
Although prices everywhere are
higher? work Is far more plentiful than
formerly and those unemployed last
year tSy now geti work. Owing to the
j war dl-aft, there has been a great 'de
mand for farm hands, coal diggers and
other classes of manual laborers. This
increased demand for workers leaves
able-bodied men no excuse for shlft
lessness. But such good fortune has not come
to th"A windows or Columbia. Upon
them fall the greatest hardships of .tho
times. In many cases they have not
only themselves to support but
have several small children whom they
must clothe, feed and send to school.
Andjet where a man earns from
two to three dollars a day. It Is hard
for a woman to get more than a dol
lar fp'r a day's work. These women
cannot do the manual labor tor which
the (Scarcity or men has "treated such
a demand; their petty incomes remain
the same while the cost or living still
soars. . When it has become so hard
for tttm to procure provisions for
their fatherless children it is no
wonder that the problem of clothes
Is a secondary consideration. It is
a fact that many small children in
Columbia must remain away from
school because they have not suf
ficient cIothinsTH(p wear.
The coal famrae has not worked
greater hardships upon the poor
classes than upon the well-to-do; the
present difficulty has inconvenienced
rlrhand poor alike. the Charity
OrgaYiliatfmi Iras been unable" to pn
cure coal, and wood is so high that
very little has been bought. What
small amount the organization has ob
tained has been given only to the sick.
The present warm weather In Colum
bia has, however, temporarily simpli
fied the difficulties of the coal problem.
Mr. Major is optimistic in respect to
the success of local charity work this
fall. In a conversation today he said,
"The organization will need more
money this year than ever before but
we are going to raise more. I am
starting this work feeling that it is
going to go through and am not in the
least discouraged. Although there are
many demands upon the people of Co
lumbia, giving becomes a habit and
the more people give the more they
want to give."
A few statistics show what the
Charity Organization Society accomp
lished last year. Ninety-six families
were aided, or which number sixty
eight were white and twenty-eight
black, with a total of 441 individuals.
There were 927 calls for aid at the
office, and the local agent made 379
visits. In fifty-five of the cases sickness
was the cause of distress; fourteen
widows applied for help and extreme
old age was the reason for eighteen
of the charity cases. Nine applica
tions were filed because of shiftless
ness, drunkenness and incompetency.
It has been estimated that the total
cost, of last year's work amounted to
approximately $4,000, which included
the salary and expenses of a visiting
5 OF ROCHESTER CREW SURVIVE
Boat From Steamer Torpedoed No
veniber 2 Reaches Irish Port.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 20. The missing
boat from the American steamship
Rochester, which was sunk by a Ger
man submarine November 2, has just
landed at a port in Ireland, the Brit
ish Admiralty announced today. The
boat contains five men, the only sur
vivors trom the original boat crew
Conducts Rcihal in Fayette.
The Rev. Charles H. Winders of
Indianapolis, who was pastor of the
Columbia Christian Church for twelve
years, began a revival meeting at the
Fryette Christian Church Monday
night. He has many friends in Colum
bia. The revival will continue two
Roof of Fill Ileta Fl House It urns.
Shingles on the roof of the Phi Beta
Pi rraternity house at 216 Hitt street
caught fire at 10 o'clock this morning
trom sparks. The fire department
put out the blaze before much damage
Devotional .Meeting at Y. 31. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. will hold a devotion
al meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Building
from 7:15 to 7:45 o'clock this evening.
H. E. Comer will be leader. Later the
board of directors will meet.
TO GIVE UP
Germany Asked by Socialists
Not to Take Slav Provinces
PEACE IS SOUGHT
Disregard of Russian Inter
ests Would Perpetuate
War, They Say.
lty Associated Press
' COPENHAGEN, Nov. 20. Philip
Scheidemann and Frederick Ebert,
German Socialist leaders, at Dresden
and Elberteld yesterday launched a
campaign designed to force the Aus-tro-German
governments to abandon
their present plan for annexations,
under the guise of protectorates, of
Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic
provinces and accept the peace offer
of the Russian Bolsheviki.
,Herr Scheidemann said: "Germany
would be endangered at the proposed
general disarmament, and lasting
peace would be placed in jeopardy if
Russia should be forced by military
pressure to become a thorough mili
He expressed displeasure at the
general attempt he said was being
irtade manifest within the Central
Empire of the plan to make the Aus
trian Emperor king of Poland and in
vest tho German Emperor with the
mantle of Duke of Courland and
Prince or Lithuania.
Such disregard of Russia's vital in
terest on the principle that the foe
had been conquered would bring per
manent discord between Germany and
Russia, he asserted, and perpetuate
the war in Europe.
GERMANS SHELLING AMERICANS
Explosives Fall Near
Chateau No One
By Associated Press
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, Nov. 20. A German shell
yesterday fell through the root of the
chateau in which an American regi
mental headquarters is established
near the front. The shell exploded
but no1 one was hurt Several officers,
including the colonel in command of
the regiment, were in Uie building at
Two other shells exploded nearby.
4n American brigadier-general had a
narrow escape In the same town, an
earlier shell exploding and scattering
stones and mud on his automobile just
as he was leaving the scene of the ex
plosion. The Germans are especially
active In shelling the roads. A burst
of shrapnel over a group of soldiers
eating at the roadside killed one and
wounded three American soldiers.
The German fire at points back of
the American position is most active.
Jr. V. VERSUS K. U. AT CHECKERS?
Ralph GraTely, Missouri Expert, Sends
Challenge to Lawrence.
Ralph Gravely, a junior in the Col
lege ot Arts and Science, has an
nounced his intention to challenge any
student in the University ot Kansas to
a championship game ot checkers.
The idea has been taken up by the
Homecoming Committee and the
challenge has been sent to Lawrence.
It it Is accepted, the contest will be
held in the chess room of the Missouri
Union Building and will be included
In the homecoming program.
DISCUSSED WOMAN SUFFRAGE
Meeting of the W. C. T. U. Held
The monthly meeting ot the Colum
bia W. C. T. U. was held yesterday
artcrnoon at the Y. M. C. A. Audi
torium. The devotional program was
in charge ot Mrs. C. F. McVey and the
music under the direction of Mrs. J.
T. Gribble. Mrs. W. E. Harshe and
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller gave talks
on woman suffrage. A report on the
State Woman's Suffrage convention
held in Warrensburg was read by Mrs.
T. K. Windsor.
DISEASES SPREAD IX ('AMI'S
Medical Authorities Alarmed at Large
Number of Infectious Cases.
I!y Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. According to
a statement issued today by Dr.
Charles F. Balduan, director of the
Bureau ot Health and Education or
the New York Board of Health, med
ical officers or the army and navy are
much concerned over the frequency
with which infectious diseases of all
kinds develop among the recently
dratted men now in various training
camps throughout the country.
W. F. Saunders Visits F. II. Mnmford.
W. F. Saunders, secretary ot the
Missouri Council ot Derense, came to
Columbia this afternoon to conter
with Food Administrator F. B. Mum
ford. Dean Mumford will go to St.
Louis tomorrow in the interests of the
Buys Fifty Mules Here.
Frank Maher returned this after
noon to his home in St. Louis after
buying fifty head ot mules trom Wil
School Board to Meet.
There will be a meeting tonight of
the Columbia School Board.
,or Clum,iIa and vtclnitr: Fair tonljriit
and Wednesday; not much change In
temperature, a little warmer tonight. Low
est temperature above freezing.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Wdnes
Shippers' Forecast: Within a radius of
20i) miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture Mill be above freezing point.
The weather this morning is somewhat
unsettled along the Canadian border east
from Minnesota, and also along the South
Atlantic states. Light rain or snow lias,
fallen In the lower Lake region and over
parts of New England; and showers have
been more or less general In Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi and thence eastward
across Alabama to the Atlantic. There was
no rain In the middle western grain region
or southwestern cattle range.
There Is no severe weather In sight.
In Columbia the present weather will
continue for a few days.
The highest temperature In Coluuibl.1
yesterday was 50 degrees and the lowest
last night was 40; precipitation O.OO;
relative humldly 2 p. m. yesterday 30 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 70 and the lowest 4u;
precipitation 0.00 Inch.
Sun rises today, OJVS a. m. Sun sets, 4:52
Moon sets 10:51 p. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 n. in. 41 11 a. m 56
h a. in 43 12 m, 61
U u. in 45 1 p. m 64
111 a. m 50 2 p. m 65
U. S, DESTROYER SUNK
Chauncy Down With Proba
ble Loss of 21 Lives After
War Zone Collision.
lty Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. The sink
ing ot the American destroyer Chaun
cy, in a collision in tho war zone
early yesterday morning, with a prob
able loss ot twenty-one lives, was
announced today by the Navy De
partment. No turther details were given In
the brier report to the department
trom Vice-Admiral Sims.
The Chauncy was a small, old-type
boat ot only 420 tons.
2 CHARRED WITH BOOTLEGGING
Izorah Jackson and Robert Williams
Held on 12 Counts.
Seven charges against Izorah Jack
son, proprietor or the negro billard
hall on East Walnut street, which was
raided yesterday noon and where large
quantities ot liquor were round, and
five charges against Robert WJllIams.
a negro employed by-Jackson, were
filed this afternoon by Prosecuting
Attorney W. M. Dinwiddle with the
clerk of the Circuit Court.
The charges innumerate various
times when Robert Turner and Roma
Marshall purchased beer and whisky
or Williams and Jackson. Marshall
has been in jail on a bootlegging
charge and it was he who gave the
information concerning Jackson.
It was learned today that the of-
fleers did not get all ot the liquor in
their raid and that while they were
gone much was thrown away. This
happened to a slxteen-gallon keg ot
beer which was on tap.
This afternoon the billard hall lack
ed the usual number of frequenters,
only three or tour negroes being seen
where there were tormerly dozens.
MANY BUY THEIR COAL NOW
Twenty-Five Carloads Distributed In
Last Few Days.
Twenty-five cars of coal have been
distributed in the last few days and
four more are expected to arrive soon,
according to city authorities. The sup
ply the city bought has been exhaust
ed. All the coal delivered was handled
by Columbia coal dealers. Two wagon
loads were sold to the University by
H. A. Collier, tuel administrator of
Boone County, is in Texas on legal
business. During his absence, all
matters regarding the fuel situation
will be handled by Lee Walker.
The schools or Columbia have
enough coal to tide them over a short
cold spell, according to J. E. Mc
pherson, superintendent. Mr. Mc
pherson said this morning that they
could run indefinitely with the present
weather and in the event ot a cold
snap they have enough ftiel to last
NO SUCCESSOR TO REY. GEORGE
Episcopal Rector on, Leave of Absence j
Services Not to Be Held Kegniany.
A leave of absence for four weeks
has been granted to the Rev. James
H. George, rector of the Calvary
Episcopal Church, who is taking the
Y. M. C. A. training course at Chi
cago. Tne presoytery win arrange un
church services occasionally while Mr.
George is gone, but no successor will
be appointed unless, at the end of the
training course, Mr. George is ap
pointed to do Y. M. C. A. work.
ARMY AVIATORS IN CEXTRALIA
Motor C. K. Rhinehardt and
Fred Harvey on Way to Camp.
fntralla citizens had the opportuni
ty of seeing a real army ariplane when
Major C. K. Rhinehardt and Lieutenant
Fred Harvey stopped there. Major
Rhinehardt and Lieutenant Harvey
were returning to the United States
aviation ground. Belleville. III., after a
week-end visit in Kansas City. The
aviators made the flight from Kansas
City to Centralla in three hours.
GERMANY IS MOVING
TROOPS FROM RUSSIA
Heavy Transfer of Forces Is
Going on While Oppor
SOME GO" TO ITALY
German Newspapers Refer to
a Saloniki Offensive Si
lent on Rumania.
Ily Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 20. Reports
from several sources in Germany bear
out the assumption that, taking advan
tage or the situation in Russia, the
German government is making heavy
transrers or troops trom the Russian
front. Only part ot them appear to
be going to Italy, where the rront is
too narrow to permit the use ot great
In a blow by Von Hindenburg at
some other point in the west, a large
number ot tho troops is expected to
be used in an attempt to break the
Troops are reported already to
have been moved to the western front,
but this Is not necessarily significant,
as Field Marshal Haig's pounding tac
tics necessitate frequent release for
exhausted German divisions.
German newspapers discuss with
suspicious frankness and avidity the
prospect of an offensive on the Sa
loniki front, but never have a word
to say about the predicted objective
against Rumania in an effort to end
the resistance ot that nation.
RIOT AT BERLIN IS REPORTED
Conflict Between Police and Mob Last
Sunday Is Sanguinary.
Ily Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 20. Serious rioting
took place in Berlin last Sunday, ac
cording to dispatches received by the
Wireless Press and the Exchange
Telegraph Company from Amsterdam.
The message to the Exchange Tele
graph Company says that the fight
ing between the mob and the police
was very serious and that there was
a heavy casualty list, as the police
used their firearms.
The Wireless Press message says
the military and police were called
upon to oppose the progress of the
Independent Socialist demonstrations.
In the rioting scenea.,whlch tallowed
the police were torced to fire with
rifles and revolvers, and the organ
izers of the meeting responded (with
firearms and knives.
TO GUARD HEALTH CONDITIONS
Civic League Suggests Regulations for
Proposed Pants Factory.
When the Civic League met tills
afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. Building
it was decided, at the suggestion of
Mrs. J. E. Wrench, that the league
ask the Commercial Club to adopt
certain regulations concerning the
sanitation, lighting, ventilation and
rest rooms for the proposed Marx
Haas pants factory. Mrs. Wrench said
that acting on this resolution now
may forestall unfortunate health con
ditions. The league also decided to appoint
a committee to confer with the City
Council concerning the number of
men out of employment in Columbia
and to ask that in some way work be
provided for them.
SCRAPBOOKS FOR SOLDIERS
Girls at Stephens 'College Remember
Those in the Camps.
The girls at Stephens College are
making scrapbooks for the soldiers in
camp. Picture magazines, too old to
be sent to the soldiers, are used. Any
one who possesses any old magazines is
asked to bring them to the Stephens
College postoffice any day this week.
A meeting of the girls will be held
Saturday night. Red Cross night, in
the gymnasium. The girls will cut out
pictures and paste them on heavy
paper, making scrapbooks that will be
interesting to the soldiers. Each girl
must bring a cake of chocolate for ad
mission. This chocolate will be sent
to the soldiers In boxes.
fix coke By-products prices
Hy Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Nqv. 20. Basic
prices for by-products of coke were
fixed by the Fuel Administration to
day as follows:
Run-of-oven, J6; selected tactory.
$7; crushed, over 1-Inch size, JC.50.
Prices for heavy coke already have
Parole of Cody Reid Revoked.
The parole of Cody Reid was re
voked today 'by Judge Frank Harris of
the Circuit Court. Sheriff T. Fred
Whitesides took her to Jefferson City
where she will begin serving the
sentence of two years in the State
Penitentiary. Cody Reid and Wil
liam Roberts, with whom she had been
living, broke into the restaurant of
Willard Fenton last spring.
is now in the penitentiary.
Three Into Graduate Fraternity.
Gamma Alpha, graduate scientific
rraternity. Initiated J. T. Rosa, Jr., G.
W. Hervey and A. J. Winkler last