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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 22, 1917.
30 WISH 1U Al IbNU
NEXT TRAINING CAMP
Major Wallace Craigie Still
48 TO GO FROM HERE
Camps to Start January 5
Men Here Will Go to
Little Rock, Ark.
irtv aDnlicatioiiH have been Med
ln the office of Major Wallace M.
CWe. commandant of rateor en-1
trance to the Third Officers Training
Camp at Little Rock Ark. This camp
to open wly to graduates and under-j,n
graduates of specified universities
listed by the War department The
quota for the University of Missouri
AU applicants must be at least
twenty years and nine months old by
January 5, and not older than thirty -
one. , ..
Major Craigie says that the es
sentials for recommendation are that
the applicant must have availed him
self of the military training offered
by the university in which lie was a
student, have military fitness and exe
cutive ability in leadership.
Xo applications will be passed on
until the morning of December 1. A
medical officer of the United States
Army from headquarters of the Cen
tral Department at Chicago will be
here then, and give a final physical
examination. Major Craiglewlll give
the examination for milltary'fitness.
After these examinations all ap
plicants will be notified within a week
whether or not they passed. The suc
cessful applicants will then be ordered
to present themselves to the com
manding officer of the Eighty-seventh
Division of the Third Training Camp
at Little Rock, Ark.
All expenses up to and including
the examination and fare to the camp
must be borne by the applicants, but
upon arrival at camp, they will be
reimbursed by the Government at the
rate of three and a half cents' a mile.
Uniforms will be provided upon ar
rival, but those who wish to buy their
own uniforms before may do so.
Those who have filed applications
are: Byron T. Johnson, Raymond W.
Hall, Philip E. Ronzone, M. Shullin
berger, H. 15. Nettles, Oscar Retrn, If.
a Hensley. J. Wood, J. D. Meade. R.
H. Benton. Jr., John Tilden. C. A.
Brown. E. L. Joyce. P. R. Gerding, J.
F. Barlow, A. F. Pulliam, Paul Hamil
ton, John Crosser, W. C. Fitch, Ben
Coleman, E.-H. Jackson, W. L. Payne,
n w i.itunn .1. H. Lonewell. R. II
w . xew-
Ij-tllietter. C. W. Campbell, J.
berry, II. J. Hutter. F. A. Arnsou and
J. I Maroney.
HOMECOMING PLANS UNDER WAV
Parade 1" Be Big Feature Floats. Will
Show War Influence.
ti nnmmiiiw nn homecoming will
I meet at 7:15 o'clock tonight in the
f ..-j TTninn nntMini to nerfect
.W1SBUUK w.i.wt. .. ...0 r
plans for the entertainment of visitors,
students and townspeople on Thanks-
,m fiivuiK uay.
4 1 The parade on Thanksgiving morn
ing will be the biggest event on me
program, except the football game it
self. The parade will be in sections
representing all divisions in the Uni
versity. Sub-committees are now at
work in each school or college plan
ning stunts for the parade. The in
fluence of the war will be seen in some
of the boats.
JOURNALISTS TO HAVE FLOAT
Homecominfr Day Parade Plans Are
1.1 .! n ITiMlitllfr
'Wans for the School of Journalism
,ua " ",v- -" ,
float in the Homecoming Day parade i
wopo HicnimaoH nnd arrangements
made for the publication of the parade
extra by students of the School of
Journalism at a meeting in the Mis
souri Union Building last night. Each
student in the school and all pre
journalists have been assessed thirty
five cents in order to defray the ex
penses connected with the school's
representation. Reports from the
treasurers of the various classes were
HIS CASE UP TO WASHINGTON
Capitol AtilhorlTles to Decide Whether
Lee A. Craig Can Be an Aviator.
Lee A. Craig returned last night
from St. Louis, where he took the
examination for the aviation service.
.Mr. Craig fractured a bone In his foot
when he was a child. The examiners
told him that his case would have to
be submitted to the authorities at
Washington, D. C. for a decision. Mr.
Craig expects to hear from Washing
Ion in about two weeks.
Itootlegrfng Case Is Postponed.
The case against Izorah Jackson for
bootlegging, which was to come up
for trial this afternoon, has been
postponed indefinitely because I.akc
man Price, Jackson's attorney, has
been called out of town.
Loili lo Political Science Meeting.
Dean Isidor Loeb of the School of
Commerce left this morning ror ue-j
troit to attend the executive session
2dh.e- Amerric mJ
sociat.on. of which he is Mce-presi ,
Nov. 23. Debating mass meeting In Y.
JL C. A. Auditorium at 7:30 p. in.
Debates and speeches by mem
bers of University faculty.
Nov. 24. T. M. C. A. and Y. JV. C. A. Fall
, Carnival 'In honor of 1917 Tigers at
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
Nov. 20. Piano and violin recital by Miss
Era Bence and Robert J. White,
Christian College Auditorium at
5:15 p. m.
Nov. 20. Missouri-Kansas football same
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
TO STUDY LABOR CONDITIONS
Representatives of Clothing Company
Will lie Here Soon.
,, . , ' , . .. '
, the Marx.Haas clothlng Com.
rece,vcd a ,eUer from
the flrm representatives were
nQW v,siu towng and goon be
Columbia. They w, , t tne
,abor Bltuati buUdIngs and other
factory cond,Uon8. The,r vfslt wl
probab,y be made the first Q, next
j Week, but definite word will o re-
., C(J a f . d befQre aVrivai.
1 nniiii-rn irinn
People Here Most Liberal in
State in Y. M. C. A.
A long distance telephone message
from Hugh Stephens in Jefferson City,
district campaign manager, this after
noon says that that Boone County is
the banner county in the state in the
Y. M. C. A. subscription campaign.
This county gave $15,500, besides the
University subscription of $7,000.
This is a larger amount per capita
than that subscribed by any other
Columbia gave $7,494.23. There were
959 contributors, thus making an
average of $7.81 a person.
COMMERCIAL CLUB ENTERTAINED
Women of Episcopal Church Serve C
Preparations were completed at 4
o'clock this afternoon for the Com
mercial Club dinner given under the
auspices of the women of the Episco
pal Church at 6 o'clock tonight in the
Virginia Tea noom. The room was
decorated with corn stalks and
atltumn leaves. Tables were set to ac
commodate 150 with reserve facilities
for more if needed.
Tables were reserved by the Com
mercial Club, the Home Defense
League, the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority and members of. the Sigma
Chi and Beta Theta Pi fraternities.
E. C. Anderson, the president of the
Commercial Club will preside. E. W.
Stephens will be toastmasier. speecnes
on the Y. M. C. A. work will be made
by Judge D. H. Harris or Fulton, Hugh
Stephens of Jefferson City and O. D.
Gray of Sturgeon. W. R. Gentry and
Virgil Beck, recently returned from
service at the front, will tell their
BECK BACK FROM FRONT
Journalism Graduate Tells of
sourl Unit Members.
Virgil Beck, a 1917 graduate of the
School of Journalism, who went to
France last August to join the Mis
souri Ambulance Unit, returned to Co
lumbia today on his way to his home
in Texas. Clay H. Stark, a former
student in the University, came back
from France with him. 'Both will see
the Thanksgiving game here.
The ambulance service was being
taken over by the Government when
Mr. Beck reached France. He tried
to enter several branches of the serv
ice, including the ambulance, but was
rejected on account of poor eyesight.
M arove a nuuur a muuui i"- -
M c and later wag ln cnarge of the
He drove a motor a month lor tne i
niihlipifv department of the Y. M. C.
A. in Paris.
All the men who went In the Mis
souri unit have enlisted in some mil
itary service except eight. Seth Hern
don Is working for the aviation serv
ice, Ira B. Hyde and W. E. Resor are
driving for the American Red Cross,
Virgil Beck, Clay H. Stark, H. H. Hop
son, R. E.- Bruner and Harold Cave
have returned to America and How
ard Halley and Harry Kerr are still
in France with the ambulance, but are
expecting to return home soon.
Fred C. Frlck of Kansas City, Mr.
Beck was told, was awarded the Croix
de Guerre for bravery under fire in
the recent Alsne offensive. Mr. Frick
was driving an ambulance. He was
one of the three men of the Missouri
unit to enter the ambulance service.
Some other Missourians were cited in
the French army reports for bravery
in the same engagement.
The Y. M. C. A. is doing a noble
work for the soldiers, Mr. Beck" says.
A few months In the trenches, he no
ticed, caused the men to show a tend
ency to cast loose from all moral
principles. In such cases, he said, the
Y. M. C. A. wielded a great influence.
To Give Recital at Christian Chnrch.
Miss Era Bence. teacher of piano,
and Robert J. White, teacher of vio
lin, new members of the music faculty
nt Christian College, will give a re-
ai Y"'""x vinck next Monday
cital at 85 o clock n
Wages to Be Decided Rail
ways Give President
HIS DECISION FINAL
Federal Commission, to Have
May Be Formed.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22. Heads of
four railway brotherhoods came here
today at President Wilson's request
to discuss with him the new demand
for higher wages. The President is
prepared to take up the problem with
a free hand so far as the railways
are concerned, having been formally
notified that the roads will abide by
any step he sees fit to take.
A new proposal, which it is said
the brotherhoods plan to make. Is that
rail transportation during the war,
relations of carriers and employers,
!be dealt with by a new Federal Com
mission to have complete jurisdiction
and power over the companies and
workmen. They plan to ask the
President to appoint such ti comf
The brotherhood chiefs are expected
to urge their claims for higher wages,
suggesting that the increase come
from the carriers themselves, or from
the government itself in the way of
war bonuses, according to the British
PIKER COACH QUARANTINED
Vaccination of Football Men May
Force Cancellation of Game.
Ily Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 22. Richard B.
Rutherford, football coach at Wash
ington University, has smallpox, it
was announced today, and Is In
quarantine. Football followers today
were fearful that the vaccination of
members of the team might make it
impossible for Washington to play St.
I.ouIs University Saturday.
FUEL SHORTAGE OVER
City Gets Last of Contract.
University Receives 1 1
Cars More on Way.
The laRt of the city's coal, con
tracted for in St. Louis as an emergen
cy measure at the beginning of the
fuel famine in Columbia, arrived to
day. Two carloads of mine-run came
and were turned over to the Columbia
Fire Brick Company. Two cars of
mine-run arrived yesterday and were
also turned over to this company,
which had to have the fuel to keep its
plant running. It is working on gov
ernment contracts. This makes thirty
cars that the city has received and
distributed. The first twenty-six were
of lump coal and were distributed
among the people.
"Everybody seems to have bought
coal," said II. A. Collier, county fuel
administrator, this afternoon. "The
stringent situation of a while ago has
been relieved and IfsJhe coal keeps
on coming regularly there Is no im
mediate danger of another shortage.
Coal will go still higher In price,
though, and there is no certainty that
our supply will keep on coming."
The University obtained eleven car
loads of coal today, one of them be
ing already In Columbia and the oth
ers at McBaine. Eleven more are to
be shipped Immediately. The Univer
sity now has about 250 tons of coal on
hand, which is enough to last about
ten days. A car of coal contains from
?5 to 50 tons of coal. Twenty-two
cars, then, would be about 770 tons,
allowing an average of 35 tons to
each car. The University will have
on hand then approximately 1,000
tons of coal, which will supply the
power house for about five or six
weeks. The University has also or
dered a coal crusher, which will en
able the automatic stokers on the fur
naces to use local coal, a large quan
tity of which has been promised.
Dealers of Columbia are getting
coal of their own now but not so much j
as they have ordered. The anthracite .
coal situation is as bad as ever, though
No hard coal has been received though
local dealers have several cars prom
ised. Blanks are being mailed to every
coal dealer in the county Investigating
the costs of all coal to the dealer from
theMlmc it is mined till it is turned
over to the consumer, the cost to the
consumer and tho reasons for the
differences in the cbst to the dealer
and the consumer.
H. A. Collier and le Walker of Co
lumbia and R. L. Hope of Centralla
were sworn In yesterday as members
of the county fuel administration
Prof. An ken c j to Lecture In St. Louis.
Prof. J. S. Ankeney left this after
noon on a trip to St. Charles and St
Louis. Tomorrow afternoon he will
lecture at LIndenwood College. St.
Charles on "Modern Art," and Satur
day morning he will lecture at the St.
Louis Art Museum on some of the
paintings in the museum.
PIAVE RIVER BATTLE
Mass Attack Made bv Prus
sian Guard and 20,000
ITALIANS HOLD OUT
If Forced. Expected to Give
Up Line Slowly and
By Associated Press
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS,
Nov. 22. The battle in the mountain
region in the north between the
Plave and the Bernta rivers is nearing
an .end. It centers at Monte Grappa,
'and has become a struggle of plants.
It is now clear that notwithstanding
the great number of troops employed
by the enemy and his advantages of
terrain, he Is able to advance only
slowly now that he is not being as
sisted by the employment of surprise
attacks, by treason and through
circumstances which favored him at
Even if the Italians should be
obliged to abandon the Piave River
line they may be expected to fall back
more slowly and hold their ground
with more tenacity.
The action through the day has
shifted westward from Monte Tomba
and Monte Senera to the slopes of
Monte Pertica, where the enemys
rushes have been checked.
The Italian position remains' sub
stantially unchanged In the egion of
Monte Grappa, which dominates the
whole range of lower hills.
The Monitor fleet, which Is co-operating
with the Italian fleet at the
mouth of the Piave, is shelling heavily
the' positions of the enemy menacing
Italian aviators who have flown
over the lines of the enemy say they
saw lines of civilian population under
guard headed for Austria.
Fresh Reserves Used by Enemy.
By Associated Press
ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS,
Nov. 22. The greatest mass attack
which the -enemy has made Is (ln
progress along the upper Piave River
at the point where it bends to the
northeast into the Belluno Alps. As
the action proceeds, the enemys is
bringing forward fresh -manses-of-re-
serves. Including picked troops of the
Prussian Guards besides some of the
best German troops drawn from the
Western and Russian fronts.
The enemy also has 20,000 moun
taineers, from lower Hungary, troops
which are known for their brutal
German Attacks Repulsed
Ily Associated Press
ROME. Nov. 22. The Austro-Ger-man
Invaders in Northern Italy yes
terday reached a few of the posi
tions on the Italian defense line on
Monte Fontana, Secca and elsewhere
but in several other places the Teutons
were remilsed. the war office an
Berlin Claims Success.
By Associated Press
, BERLIN, Nov. 22. The slopes
Monte Fontana and Monte Spinnacia
on the Northern Italian fronts be
tween the Brenta and Piave rivers
have been captured. It was announced
STOCK JUDGING TEAM TO AMES
From Iowa Members Will Go to Chi
The stock judging team left yester
day afternoon for Ames, la., where
they will spend three days judging dif
ferent breeds of live stock. The will
then visit some of the leading live
stock farms of Iowa, Illinois and Wis
consin before going to Chicago, where
they will enter the students' judging
contest at the International Live Stock
Show. The men on the team are: M.
N. Witt, Ira Drymon, J. H. Longwell.
O. E. McConnell, Russell Knotts, J.
P. Johnson and C. R. Howell. They
are accompanied by Prof. L. A.
Weaver of the animal husbandry de
partment. At the Live Stock Exposition the
team will judge cattle, sheep, horses
and hogs. If'the University has again
the highest individual point winner,
the three-year trophy will be won.
J. K. Wright to Talk to Farm Clnlis.
J. Kelly Wright, lecturer for the
State Board of Agriculture, will ad
dress a farm club in Callaway County
next Thursday and the convention of
Callaway teachers and school boards
Friday. Mr. Wiright has been requested
to speak before three other farm clubs:
The Thomas Farm Club, near Middle
ton, Montgomery County; Jefferson
Farm Club, near Bunccton, Cooper
County; Grassland Farm Club, near
Texas U. Stock Judges to Be Here.
The Unlversit yof Texas stock Judg
ing team was expected to arrive this
afternoon to visit the College of Agri
culture. It will be here tomorrow and
To Sell Pies at Auction.
The Y. P. B. will give a pie supper
at the Christian Church at 7:45
o'clock tomorrow night. James
Schwabe will auction the pies. A
short program will be given.
F Columbia anQ Vicinity: Fair tonight
and Friday; somewhat cooler tonight,
lowest temperature near or a few degrees
For Missouri: fienerally fair tonight nnd
Friday, somewhat eooler tonight.
Shippers' Forecase: Within a radius of 200
miles of Columbia the lowest temperature
will bet freezing west and north, above
freezing east and south.
The low pressure that was drirtlng
eastward along the Canadian border yes
terday morning has developed Into a storm
of marked energy. It is central In take
Krle, but atTects nil of the country from
and Including the Mississippi Valley east
ward. It will travel east by way of St.
There has been no rain of consequence
west of the Mississippi Valley and very
little south of the Ohio.
In the section of the country lying lie
tneen the Missouri and Mississippi rivers
the weather Is somewhat colder this morn
ing, but there Is no severe temperature ln
Fair and moderate cold weather will pre
vail In Columbia during the next two of
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was 6S degrees and the lowest
last night wifa 41; precipitation 0.01;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 41 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 4: and the lowest 3S;,
precipitation 0.19 Inch.
Sun rises today, 7 a. in. Sun sets, 4:51
Moon sets 12 a. m.
The Tnnperaturrs Today.
7 a. m 46 11 a. m. 40
8 a. m 43 12 m 40
0 a. ni 42 1 p. m. 33
10 a. m 41 2 p. m 33
ALL AMERICANS SAFE
Francis Reports Germans'
Work in Russia to Keep
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. Ambassa
dor Francis -at Petrograd reports that
German propagandists are now car
rying on almost openly their activity
to keep affairs unsettled in the Rus
sian capital. The ambassador's mes
sage, dated November 20, said all
Americans in Petrograd and Moscow
were safe and that those at Moscow
had decided to remain. Eighteen
Americans had left Petrograd on the
special train for the Swedish frontier.
Ordered to Ask Peace.
By Associated Press
PETROGRAD, .Nov. 22. The Rus
sian government yesterday ordered
General Dukhonin, commander in
chief, tp open negotiations .for. van
armistice with the commanders of the
enemy armies. The negotiations of
peace were officially conveyed to the
ambassadors of the Allied nations at
Refuses to Offer Armistice.
By Associated Tress
LONDON, Nov. 22. An official wire
less statement from Petrograd today
says that General Dukhonin has been
deposed by the Council. of the People's
Commission for refusing to obey their
orders by offering an armistice.
PROFESSORS WILL DEBATE
Humorous Forensic Contest to Be Held
In V. 31. C. A. Auditorium.
Philosophy, political science, law
and sociology will be represented In
the mass meeting debate Friday night
when Dr. J. W. Hudson and Prof Man
ley O. Hudson will oppose Prof W.
J. Shepard and Prof. Carl C. Taylor in
a humorous forensic contest in the Y.
M. C. A. Auditorium. Dean Walter
Williams will preside. The question
to be discussed is: "Resolved that a
system of debating which permits a
debator to select the side he does not
believe in should be condemned."
and the local chapter of Delta
Sigma Rho, which will be in charge. Is
assured an Interesting problem will be
In addition to the debate short talks
will be made by Nathan S. Scarrltt,
president of the Athenaen Debating
Society; L. P. Marshall, president of
the M. S. U. Debating Society, and
A. P. Lewin, debating coach.
C. C. REACHES V. M. C. A. GOAL
Minimum of $.000 for War Fund Was
The first twenty minutes of the Y.
M. C. A. war fund campaign at Chris
tian College resulted In $1,345.50. The
minimum goal of $1,500 was reached
yesterday. All subscriptions are due
iDecember 1, and a large part of the
total amount subscribed has already
Christian College is observing
meatless Tueday and wheatless
Wednesday. Practically every stu
dent is doing Red Cross work either
at the headquarters or in the college
Lectures on Strawberry Industry.
The Horticultural Club met in reg
ular session at the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing last night. Prof. F. W. Faurot.
who is doing extension work for the
horticultural department, addressed
the club on the strawberry Industry
In the Ozarks. The women of the
College or Agriculture attended.
Women's "Ag" Club Holds Picnic.
The Women's Agricultural Club
held a picnic near the Forestry Build
ing, back of the golf links, at 5:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Twelve
girls were present. They returned in
time to attend the Horticultural Club
meeting at 8 o'clock In the Y. M. C.
TO DRIVE WEDGE
INTO MAN LINE
Six-Mile Penetration of Hin
denburg Front Is Becom
ing Deeper and Wider, Re
LINES ARE BROKEN
Offensive of General Haig on
Arras-St. Quen-tin Stretch
Repulses All Counter-Attacks.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Nov. 22. The six-mile
wedge driven Into the German de
fense in the British offensive on the
Arras-St. Quentln front is penetrating
still deeper and spreading out, Reu
ter's correspondent at the British
headquarters in France telegraphed
On some stretches of the front tho
British troops have broken Into the
enemy's final defense lines. All the
German counter-attacks have been
Cavalry Used by British.
By Associated Press
BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS
IN FRANCE, Nov. 22. The present
battle, more than any other In the
western theater, has taken on the
savor of fighting in other wars when
men struggled in the open and cav
alry made thrilling charges against
the enemy. Many military critics have
long contended that cavalry was a
thing of the past, but the mounted
men have revoked this claim.
Field Marshal Haig has clung to his
horse troops throughout the weary
months of trench fighting. He be
lieved that some day he would have
a chance to use them and his judgment
has been vindicated.
On the Hindenburg line on the
Cambrai front, where the strongest
German point in the line in the west
was located, the enemy had consid
ered the defenses impregnable. Not
only were they strongly fortified, but
they were surrounded by deep belts
of barbed wire, which it was thought,
nothing but a prdtracted bombard
ment with heavy guns could break
down and allow the Infantry to pass
British tanks have not before been
called upon to do such extensive work
as they did in this charge, which it
was thought only the artillery could
accomplish. Hindenburg's line was
pierced absolutely on a wide front and
to a greater depth than ever before.
The tanks went through No Man's
Land under the observation of the
German artillerymen and, while the
fire was weak, some fire was directed
on the tanks. It was interesting-'to
follow the tanks and see the shells
plowing up ground all around them,
but not one tank was seen to be
JAMES R. PATTON DIES
Cancer Causes Death of Former Cen
tralla Resident Who Moved Here.
James It. Patton ,65 years old, died
last night of cancer after an illness
of Ave months at the homo or his
daughter, Mrs. Louis NIeman. 3 Willis
Mr. Patton had lived in Centralia
thirty years previous to last June,
when he came to Columbia. His wife
died last May. Mr. Patton was born
In Warren County. He Is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Nieman, and four
sons: R. E. Patton or Pekln, 111.; C. H.
Patton of Sedalia; Charles and Percy
Patton, both of Parsons, Kan.
The funeral service will be held
Friday afternoon In Centralia at the
Christian Church, of which he was a
member. The Rev. E. Herndon, pas
tor of the Centralia Christian Church,
will conduct the services.
MISSOURI LEADS IN SIGNERS
Hoover Congratulates Mnmford on
In proportion to the population Mis
souri stands first in the number of
signers to the family enrollment food
pledge, says a statement Issued today
by the State Food Administration.
Food Administrator F. B. Mumford
received a telegram from Herbert
Hoover today, congratulating him and
his co-workers on their efficient work.
Only one state, Pennsylvania, with
a population of 8,500,000 to Missouri's
3,500,000, leads Missouri In total en
Martha Jane Gilpin Dies.
Martha Jane Gilpin, 89 year old.
died last night or old age at the home
ot J. W. Samuels, nine miles south
west or Columbia. Sho Is survived by
a sister. Margaret Gilpin, who lives
near McBaine. and one brother, John
Samuels or Jefferson City. Funeral
services will be held at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning at the Nashville
Fonr.Mlnnte Talks by Walker.
Lee Walker will give a 4-minute
talk on the subject, "Onward to Vic
tory," at each or the moving picture