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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1917.
f L GUARD ITER
MD LIGHT PLANTS
Edward Whitesides Is Ap
pointed by Mayor to Pro
COAL BEING SAVED
Reducing Electric and Water
Power Conserves Four
Tons Each Day.
At the suggestion of government of
ficials. Mayor J. E. Boggs reported to
the City Council at its meeting last
night the appointment of Ed White-
21. Meeting of all students In the
senopi or Journalism at the Mls-
v K!,0?.rl Vnlon nulldlnc at 7:30 p. m.
:vov. J2. Meeting of United States Daugh
ters of 1S12 at the home of Mrs. JJ.
v. T. Gentry, COG Itolllns street.
-Nov. 23. Debating mass meeting In Y.
M. C A. Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Debates and speeches by mem
... br8 ot JJnlverslty faculty.
Nor. 24.-V. XI. C. A. and y. W. U. A. Fall
Carnival In honor of 1017 Tigers at
.. JL C. A. Auditorium.
rov. 20. Piano and violin recital by Miss
Era Bence and Bobert J. White
Christian College Auditorium at
S:15 p. m.
Nor. 29. Missouri. Kansas football eame
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
j Ki iuc uuiverftiiy,
WABASH MAY HAVE NEW TRAIN
Club Asks Railroad
rut on Extra Morning Train.
Thfi Pnllimhln PnmmaMtnl rl..K 1
sides to pard the light and water sent a ,etter t0 the genera, offJcea of
plant mgnis. .--. ..u the Wabash Railroad asking the com
with that taken by many other cities pany either t0 ch e ,
on recommendation or the government. sche(iuie, or put on an additional
in order to protect the citys water train traln so tmU travelers may leave
supply. Columbia at 7 o'clock in the morning.
A motion was passed, instructing the. Tnis morning traIn wduW enab,B
police to enforce the citys ordinance I traveling salesmen and others to re
prohibiting the placing of powder and main ,n CoiumbIa over nI ht ,nstead
dynamite on the sidewalks or Ieav here Qn
A saving of four tons of coal each traln and , to M b
"' JESSf. TXS. BflS " town- to spend the night.
The first dally train out of Colum
bia on the Wabash leaves at 10:50
o'clock. Traveling salesmen thus
waste nearly half a day here now be
fore they are abb2 to leave and make
connections with trains carrying them
to other parts of the state. By leav
ing, however, at 7 o'clock in the morn
ing they could make conne ctions at
Centralia for both the west, and east.
The Commercial Club believes, also
that such accommodation would prove
a great convenience to other travelers
as being effected at the light and
power plant through the cutting off all
but the top light on each post on
Broadway after 9 o'clock. The water
pressure of the city is also decreased
one-half from 12 to C o'clock every
night in order to conserve as much
coal as possible.
Cancel Sale of City Building.
Drastic action for the collection of
dog and vehicle taxes to be paid by
December 1 were discussed last night
at the monthly meeting of the City
The improvement of 280 feet of bad
road on Moss avenue was brought up
by resolution and referred to the
street committee with power to act.
A motion to rescind the sale of the
old water and light building which was
auctioned off a week ago for $110.
subject to the approval of the council,
was passed. The matter was turned
over to the committee of the whole and
the council members went to look
over the building and make a decision
as to its disposition this afternoon,
liny More Liberty Bonds.
On complaint of J. X. Fellows, 907
College avenue, a motion was passed
for disconnecting a leaking water
main in the rear of his residence and
supplying the water drawn from -It
from a new pipe linn on College''
It was voted to charge $1 per copy
for the revised editions of the city
ordinances just published. An average
taken of the estimate made by the
councilmcn present allowed L. 51-
Price $56 for proof-reading of the re
vised ordinances. In addition to the
Liberty Bonds already purchased by
the city $200 more were voted from the
reserve fund for this purpose.
A resolution for the paving with
tarvia and the placing of curbs and
gutters on South Fifth street was pass
The following appropriations were
voted: Water and light fund $11,-
65.50;security fund, $210: general
IL S. TROOPS NEEDED
Lloyd George Anxious for
First Million Americans to
Arrive in France.
lly Associated Press
American troops and American
ships are needed by the Allies, Pre
mier Lloyd George informed the
American mission, now in England,
at a meeting of the Anglo-American
War Council. .
An early increase In the supply of
tonnage is necessary for the continued
welfare of the Allied cause, and the
British Premier is anxious to know
how. soon the first million American
soldiers can be expected in France.
COMMERCIAL CLUB TO BAXQUET
Dinner Will Be (liven In Interests of
T. M. C. A. Campaign.
The Commercial Club dinner will
be given tomorrow night under the
auspices of the ladies of the Episcopal
Church. E. C. Anderson, president of
the club, will preside, and E. W.
Stephens will act as toast master.
Talks will be given in the interests of
the Y. M. C. A. campaign" by Judge
D. H. Harris of Fulton. Hugh Steph
ens of Jefferson City and O. D. Gray
of Sturgeon. W. R. Gentry, Jr.. of St.
Louis, who has recently returned from
France where he was a member of an
ambulance unit, will tell of his ex
periences. An Invitation is extended to all who
wish to attend. Tickets may be ob
tained at the Commercial Club "rooms.
Hotels and Restaurants Help
in the Conservation
The downtown eating places and the
University Commons served no meat
yesterday. This is the first day the
restaurants and hotels have co-operated
on a meatless day.
According to F. W. Leonard, man
ager of the Daniel Boone Tavern, the
guests entered into the spirit of the
conservation plan. Vhe places which
served no meat yesterday were the
Boone Tavern, Harris', the Model
Lunch Room, the Athens Hotel, the
The fraternities and sororities also
joined in the conservation plans with
a meatless day yesterday. Most of the
boarding houses are serving seven
wheatless and fourteen meatless meals
Mrs. Laura R. Yaggy and
Mrs. Henry W. Allen of
Kansas Coming for Rally.
FORMER A MUSICIAN
Local Suffrage Club to Give
Buffet Supper Program
Open to All.
Mrs. Laura Reed Yaggy of Hutchin
son, Kan., and Mrs. Henry Ware Allen
of Wichita, Kan., two prominent suf
frage leaders of that state, will come
to Columbia Thanksgiving Day to be
present at the meeting and buffet
supper of the Suffrage Club of Colum
bia on Friday, November 30.
The object of the meeting is to
bring together all the citizens of Co
lumbia and University students and
to celebrate the New York suffrage
victory. Mrs. Walter McNab Miller,
whose influence is bringing these suf
frage leaders here, said that the ob
ject of the meeting Is to let people
know that suffrage is here, and that
she Is glad to give the people the
pleasure of knowing personally these
two suffrage leaders.
Besides speaking, Mrs. Yaggy will
give selections on the violin. She has
played with the Xew York and Phil
harmonic orchestras and the Minne
apolis Symphony Orchestra.
In her talk here, Mrs. Yaggy will
touch upon the woman's place in the
industrial world, will tell of Ger
many's attitude toward women as one
of the direct causes of the war and
of the pressing need of women now in
the big world outside the home.
Mrs. Yaggy, who was president of
the Reno County Suffrage Association
in 1912 during the race for equal suf
frage., won special praise from Dr.
Anna Shaw, who lectured in Kansas
at that time. (Doctor Shaw, then the
national suffrage president, said that
Renb County was one of the best or
ganized counties In any of the four
campaign states of that election. v
Mrs. Yaggy comes of a family con-t
nected with the equal suffrage cause
since 1842, In which year her mater
nal grandmother, then a child of
14 years, wrote a formal treatise on
"Woman's Rights." Her grandmother
was a great friend of Susan B. An
It has not yet been decided where
the meeting will be held. The object
of Its being held In the evening is to
enable men to come. A small charge
will be made for the luncheon, which
will consist of Hoover dishes. Prom
inent Columbia men will also speak
at the meeting.
GERMAN HELP ASKED
IN HASTENING PEACE
Russian Bolsheviki Call for
United Action Among So
UNITY IS CLAIMED
Adherence of Teutons to
Government Expected to
By Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Xov. 21. Com
munications have been established be
tween the Russian Bolsheviki and the
German Modern Socialists. The tele
gram from the Bolsheviki committee
at Stockholm, which was to have been
one of the features of the great' So
cialist mass meeting addressed by
Philip Scheldemann, the German So
cialist Leader, at Dresden last Sun
day, arrived at the capital of Saxony
too late to be read.
The Bolsheviki greeting was
scarcely all the Scheldemann Social
ists desired. It declared that a long,
hard fight was ahead before the great
forces of capital created inside and
outside of Russia could be forced to
accept the desired basis of peace,
and It called upon the German Social
ists to follow the Russian example
and Join In mass action or an interna
The Bolsheviki committee spoke of
receiving assurances of energetic sup
port from the Socialist parties In
France, as well as In Austria-Hungary
and Germany, but the Vorwaerts says
it feels compelled to doubt the state
ment regarding the French Socialists.
A majority of the German Socialists
have over and over again shown that
they have no intention of departing
from their attitude pf supporting
their government and doing their duty
as loyal, cltizens-Jn the war.
For Columbia nml vfoinit. o... ...,,
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"' "' TOuier mursdav. Lowest
temperature tonlcht above freezing.
Twl?r!?,0Iiri: ,:,1nera"J' 'a'r tonight and
Thursday; somewhat cooler Thursday.
",.& !" . of
inro ..in . v-",u""" 'u,e lowest tempera
ture will be above freezing -olnt.
West of the Mississippi high pressure
dominates the weather, and mostly f" It
skies prevail East of the Mississippi, 1Z
the southeastern states, low pressure
wave control, and, the weather Is more or
s unsettled with scattered showers.
Tim heaviest rain fell at Hatteras. x. c
Temperatures are moderate for the time
Cenerally fair weather will likely con
tinue over Thnrs.hu- iti.. i. ....? ...:'."
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w,...., ai nines, witn tendency tn
cooler on Thursday.
The highest teinptirtiif.. in i'..i i.t .
jesterday was GS degrees and the lowest
iiii nigni was ; precipitation 0.00; rela-
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.V. . h jcnieniny me nigiiest
temperature was GC and the lowest 40:
precipitation 0.00 Inch.
Sun rises today, G:."D a. m. Sun sets 4-.-t
Moon sets morn.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 42 U a. in .V,
S a. in 4-.' 12 m ns
U a. m 4(1 l p. m ci
10 a. in no 2 p. , a.
BROKEN TO DEPTH
Proprietor of Shoe-Shining
Shop Arrested by City
rORX SALE ENDS I.V COURT
One Ilallsiilic Farmer Brines
A bill of attachment was filed today
In the Circuit Court by J. W. Kemper,
a farmer living near Hallsville, against
C. A. Adams, also of Hallsville.
Kemper alleges that on September 1
be contracted 3,836 bushels of corn
from Adams at $110 a bushel. Adams
delivered' to him 80 bushels at that
Price and then when corn raised in
price to $1.25 he refused to deliver
any more. Kemper Is filing an at
tachment on stock of Adams' to the
amount of $563.40, the difference of
"ie price or the corn at $1.10 and
Y. I. WAR FUND 30 MILLION
Eastern Department Leads in Amount
IJy Associated Tress
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. Official re
turns announced at noon today put
the Y. M. C. A. war .fund above the
$50,000,000 mark. The contest be
tween the eastern and central depart
ments with headquarters in New York
and Chicago, respectively, ended today
with the eastern department almost
two million dollars ahead. The figures
stand as follows: eastern department.
$20,104,024; central department, $18,-
MIKE DISLOYAL; SIMM' BURNED
M. '. Beelcr Witnesses Destruction of
IVest Plains Store.
JI. N. Beeler, editor of agricultural
publications for the College of Agri
culture, saw the burning of a German
sympathizer's butcher shop in West
riains last saturaay. Mr. Beeler was
on his way home from a visit at his
fatKer's farm near Devall's Bluffs, Ark.
The butcher's wife, so Mr. Beeler
was told, had been asked to give to
the Y. M. C. A. war fund last Wednes
day. She refused and began a tirade
against Uncle Sam, closing with
praise of the kaiser. Customers who
heard of her disloyalty came to the
shop the next clay and closed their
Friday night the streets and walks
were placarded and painted with ac
cusations against the butcher. His
shop was burned Saturday morning.
The report was current that his In
surance would have run out at noon.
West Plains is the county seat of
Howell County, one of the few coun
ties in the state which furnished its
quota of soldiers by enlistment.
Jake Kassuros. Droprietor of a shoe
shining, shop on .Broadway, was fined
$50 and costs this jnorning in police
court for carrying a'concealed weapon.
bnortiy after he paid his fine W. M.
Dinwiddle, prosecuting attorney, filed
against him for the state and he was
arrested by Constable Fred Brown. He
was arraigned before Justice of the
Peace Bicknell who released him on
$300 bond to appear Saturday morn
ing. According to the police, they were
called about 9:30 o'clock last night
by Pete Killaris, proprietor of the
Busy Bee. who said that Kussuros
came into his place and insulted him.
He Is said to have driven him from
the shop. Killaris said that Kussuros
stopped him on his way home before
his shop and threatened him with a
AUSTRIAN RUSE FAILS
Enemy Mowed Down by
Italians When Fake Sur
render Is Attempted.
Hy Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY, Nov. 21. Going
to a point on the bank of the Piave
River where the heaviest fighting has
occurred, the Associated Press corre
spondent was told, by officers, of un
usual circumstances connected with
The colonel's account of the battle
in which he carried the day said the
strategy which the Austrians attempt
ed turned the tide against them. In
the fight on the cemetery road, which
was the scene ot a heavy battle, it
was observed early Saturday morning
that a number of Austrians were
coming toward the Italian line with
both hands held up. as though ready
to surrender. '
For a moment it was believed that
the fight was over and that the enemy
had capitulated. But it was soon no
ticed that none of the Austrian ma
chine guns could be seen In their
original position's' sfhd closer observa
tion showed' that behind this front
line of men with their hands up fol
lowed lines of men with guns and
bayonets. The Italians let the"m
come until the range was short and
the enfillng lines were in distinct
view, and then a grilling fire was
opened on both sides and the Aus
trians were mowed down In heaps.
British Push Through Ger
man First and Second Lines
of Defenses Between St.
Quentin and Scarpe River.
Attack Was a Complete Sur
priseTanks Go Through
Barbed Wire Entanglements.
TO RECRUIT FOR XAYY HERE
DIES AFTER LOXfi ILLNESS
BRITISH NEAR JERUSALE5I
( Forces in Palestine Mate Rapid
1 n.v ArKl.ilei Press
LONDON', Nov. 21. British forces- in
s' Palestine have now advanced five
ralles northwest of Jerusalem, the
war office announces.
Carnhal for Football Team.
A carnival in honor of the 1917
Tiger football team will be held at 8
o'clock Saturday night in the Y. M. C.
A. Auditorium by the Y. M. C. A. and
Y. W. C. A. workers. A program has
been arranged and refreshments will
be served. All students are invited.
JOIIX W. SCOTT ACQUITTED
State Official 'ot Guilty on First foul
Ry Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY. Nov. 21. John
W. Scott, former commissioner of
permanent seat of government, this
afternoon was found not guilty of em
bezzling a carload of coal from the
state. The jury had the case forty
minutes. Scott will go on trial soon
on the charge, of selling state coal to
a saloonkeeper and failing to turn the
money over to the state treasury.
Robert Dls&es Succumbs at Home of
Father in Columbia.
Robert Digges .died Monday night
at the home of his father at 19A
North Eighth street. He had been
ill for two years.
Besides his father. Jlr. Digges
leaves two sisters, Mrs. Grey White
sides, 1206 Walnut street, and Mrs.
B. W. Beaumont. Memphis, Tenn.,
and three brothers, .N. F. Digges. H.
K. Digges and Thomas Digges, all of
The funeral will be at the home of
Mrs. Grey Whitesides, but definite ar
rangements have not yet been made.
Postmaster J. H. Guitar Authorized to
Accept Jten for Service.
Postmaster J. H. Guitar has been
authorized by the federal government
to take applications for enlistment In
the navy, to pay for local examinations
and pay transportation to St. Lbuis.
The Navy Department want all the
able-bodied men who can to enlist
within the next fifteen days.
The government guarantees a
monthly allowance in addition to the
sailor's pay, which will be sent to
those dependent on him. The amount
of the allowance depends upon the
number of dependents. To get these
allowances the man sends his . de
pendents so much of his month's pay,
and the government adds an equal
If a man is killed in the service, his
dependents receive a pension of $25
for a wife, and $20 for a dependent
widowed mother. If he is disabled, he
receives $30 If single or childless, and
a greater amount in proportion to the
size of his family.
TO BE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
HOOVER IM BE HERE
Food Administrator Writes
Governor He Hopes to
Speak Farmers' Week.
Food Administrator Herbert Hoover
has tentatively accepted an invitation
to speak here in Farmers' Week.
Governor Gardner has received the
following letter from Mr. Hoover:
"I very much appreciate the kind
invitation in your letter of the 10th
to be present Farmers' Week at Co
lumbia. I am going to make an effort
to get into the Mississippi Valley in
January, and if I succeed will cer
tainly take pleasure in attending the
Gove'rnor Gardner plans to address
the farmers January 8.
STUDENT WI.S PEACE PRIZE
lly Associated Press
BRITISH ARMY L FRANCE, Xov.
-I. The Germans are now lightinir
on their last line of defense at one
point of the British attack.
Ity Associated Tress
LONDON, Nov. 21.-The HIndenburg
line has been broken to a donth f
.uur or nve miles, the war office of
ficially announced today. The British
troops stormed the first system of
the HIndenburg line defense on the
whole front between St. Quentin and
the Scarpe River. The British In
fantry and tanks pressed on and cap
tured the second system of defense
over a mile beyond.
The attack was begun yesterday by
the Third Army. There were no ar
tillery preparations and the Ger
mans were taken completely by surprise.
The second system ot German de
fense captured by the British is known
as the HIndenburg support line. The
British captured Benovis, Lameau
Wood. La Vacquerie, the defense
known as Welsh Ridge, and Rebecourt
village. Several thousand prisoners
have been taken.
Tanks Lead Attack and Break wire.
The whole German line west of the
Canal Du Nord to Bapaume. north of
Cambrai, has been captured. The
British also fought their wnv ihm.,
Coulllet Wood. Lieutenant General Sir
Julian Byng Is In command of the at-
A large number of tanks moved for
ward In advance of the infantrv nh
the attack was opened and broke
inrougn successive belts of German
wire defenses, which were or great
depth and strength.
From St. Quentin to Scarpe Is
twenty-two miles. The British drive
covers a part of the field of last year's
offensive on the Sommo and the sec
tion of the Arras battle front south of
Arras. The British center in this
thrust Is nearly opposite Cambrai, the
important German base and railwav
center, from wheih the British line on
the Bapaume-Cambrai road is about
nine miles distant, as it has stood for
Important Movement, But a Surprise.
The main force of the push Just
launched is apparently aimed at
Cambrai, along this road. The Brit
ish movement In Its early phases
gives the appearance of being the
most ambitious that has been nnrtpr.
taken by 'them on the western front
since the creation of the new army In
the Flanders sector for the pushing
back of the Germans.
The attack came almost without
warning, the only premonitory symp
tom being a series of trench raids, it
is considered possible that the Brit
ish secret service had knowledge of
the weakening of the German front in
the west by the withdrawal of troops
to give assistance to the push in
U. II. S. Boys to Drill.
A military company is being formed
by boys in the University High School.
There will be "drill from 3 to 4 o'clock
Mondays and Wednesdays under the
direction of Sylvester Whitten. a
.Major Ravenel Goinp Overseas.
Major M. P. Ravenel of the Army
Medical Corps, who left his work In
the University' faculty to go to Fort
Riley, has received orders for overseas
Seventeen In Red Cross Course.
Seventeen persons have enrolled in
the Red Cross course in dietetics given
under -the direction of Miss Louise
Stanley. The class met for the first
time in the Gordon Hotel Building
last nignt. and will meet regularly at
7:30 oVlock Tuesday and Thursday
nights. University students must par
a fee of 50 cents and all others $2.50.
Daughter for Mr. and Sirs. Slvc.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Sive of 1427
Prof. JJ. F. Hoffman Resumes "Work.
Prof. Benjamin F. Hoffman of the
German department met his classes
yesterday for the first time in two
months. He was onerated UDon for
IChapln street, Washington, D. C. an- appendicitis last summer, and has
II. L. Enlns on Shipping Board of De
partment of Operations.
It.r Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. David L.
Ewins; of St. Louis was named as
sistant director today of the Shipping
Board of the Department of Opera
tions. Mr. Ewing has been chief of
the Bureau of Transporation of Sup
plies, where he will be succeeded by F.
C. Jubert. The Department of Opera
tions has just been re-orgonized with
E. F. Terry of Chicago at Its head.
Miss Icle Johnson Gets First Place In
Contest Held Last Summer.
Miss Icle Johnson, a student in the
School ot Journalism, won first prize
in the American Peace League Con
test, held last summer, for the best
essay on a subject relative to peace.
Students from all the normal schools
of the United States were eligible to
take part in the contest. At that
time Miss Johnson attended the State
Normal School at Warrensburg. The
Subject of her essay was "What Edu
cation Can iDo Toward the Mainten
ance of Permanent Peace."
BOOXE TAYERX WILL BE FULL
Inounce the birth of a daughter No
vember 17. The baby was christened
Betty Jane. Mr. She, who is now a
chemist in the Bureau of Standards,
Department of Commerce, was assist
ant In agricultural chemistry In the
University from 1913 to 1915.
been convalescing since then.
Macabees Give a Social.
The Macabee Lodge gave a social
last night at its hall over the Central
tl.Hl. A t t 1 1
uaun. . yrogram was given, mciuu
ing a drill by the women's team.
Visitors to Game Xext Week Reserve
All the Rooms.
All the rooms In the Boone Tavern
have been reserved by people who will
be here next Thursday to see the Missouri-Kansas
football game and there
is a large waiting list in case any
person fails to claim his reservations.
V. L. Payne to Funston Xoi ember 30.
W. L. Payne, who was a junior in
Agriculture here last year, has been
called to report at Camp Funston
November 30. He was in Columbia yes
terday on a short business trip. The
Carthage High School, in which he
has been instructor In agriculture,
has granted him a leave of absence.
"Ag" Building Shown as ModeL
In last Monday's Issue of the Dallas
Morning News was a three-column
cut of the Agricultural Building or
the University. It was given as an
example of civic attractiveness.
SCHOOL BIDS ARE REJECTED
Fred Douglass Building Undisposed
of by Board of Education.
Bids Tor purchase or the old Fred
Douglass school building were opened
at the meeting or the Board or Edu
cation last night at the Courthouse.
All bids were rejected and were re
turned to the bidders today. The bids
were not made a matter of record'.
The committee on buildings and
grounds was instructed by the board
to make necessary repairs at the
Benton School. It was renorted that
the front wall of the building is
cracking. The extent of the damage
cannot be estimated until the work Is
HELD OX ASSAULT CHARGE
lVesley Scott Bound Over to the fir
Wesley Scott, charged with assault
ing Jacob Horde with a knife, was
bound over on a $500 bond to the Cir
cuit Court this morning at a prelim
inary hearing before Justice J. S.
Bicknell. Scott Is accused of assault
ing Horde September 2 near Harri-
sonville. Scott gave bond.
Fifty-Four Acres Bring $.1,600.
Robert Combs sold fifty-rour acres
six miles east or Browns yesterday to
W. E. Gholson tor $3,600. Mrs. Mary E.
Attwood disposed or a lot In Turner
addition in Columbia to James B. Mc
Bane for $650. A lot In .Brake ad
dition In Harrisburg, owned by M. C.
and T. J. Goldsberry, was sold for
$325 to J. P.,CornelIson.