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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
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Final Plans for Homecoming
Program Made Last
Agricultural Students Plan
Section Four Blocks in
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4 P' on WW Campus.
. ,r m-Bit Kanas m-is meeting In
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. -,, . Freslinian Cap Burning a
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rth mil of campus,
'Suaies'rnrHtu'S food Administration, will be In Co
and visitor, ilumbia December 20, according to ln-
'olioge Widow "h, Hall Theater, formation received by State Food Ad-
Till TlcSl 1A l -
m -Beat Kansas parade or
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lie formed in front of Rothwcll
Cjmnaiilntu ami. on Rollins
direct running east.
BLI-aRide ends at Missouri I'ulon
Speeches by (iovernor fmrduer,
president .V. Ross Hill and It. II.
. m. State Championship High School
Fmitlull CiUji', )RirLillle tV.
Marshall. Rollins Athletic Field.
,) a m. Checker uiatili at Missouri
I'nlon, Missouri vs. Kamsaii.
, -a.Twent.v-feveiitli aiinual Mis
souri Kansas football same.
7-13 n. m.- March of triumph. Starting
at the Columns.
e ii. m. Reception of student body to
isltor. Missouri Union Build
ing. Governor Frederick E. Gardner will
speak at the homecoming celebration
here Thanksgiving Day, before Mis-
, souri and Kansas meet on the grid-
'"Iron. The governor told Morris E.
spry o er the long distance telephone
yesterday that he would accept the
' - invitation of the student body.
President A. Ross Hill of the Uni
versity will also address the students
and visitors at the Missouri Union
with Governor Gardner at the con
clusion of the parade, which will end
at the Union Building at 10 o'clock.
It is probable that R. B. Caldwell,
alumni chairman of the board of
directors of the Missouri Union, will
Final plans for the decoration of
' floats, painting of signs, meeting of
trains, holding of receptions and en
tertainment of visitors were made last
night at the weekly meeting of the
homecoming executive committee. The
engine house whistle, which has.been
lest for several months .was reported
found by the School of Engineering
representatives, who said arrange-
ments had been made for blowing it at
the start of the parade, 9 o'clock
ThanksiriviniT 'moraine and again in
the afternoon for announcing the;
score by which Missouri was expected
A section of the parade four blocks
long in itself was announced by dele
gates from the College of Agriculture.
Exhibits and stunts not to be outdone
by the Agricultural students were re
ported by the committee members
from the other schools and a debate
was opened for positions in the
parade. Owing to the difficulties
presented in trying to give each school
a satisfactory location, the question
was left to a committee of three,
which will determine the place for
each unit in the procession and an
nounce the place of its rendezous at a
special meeting of the committee Mon
"From all indications this year's
parade will be the longest and most
elaborate ever arranged by the stu
dents in the University for a home
coming celebration." said Baxter B.
Bond, chairman of the general exe
A great many classes of former
years are expected to be in line, he
MAR CLAIMS EDITOR OF PAPER
Central Mfcouri Republican to Lose
Its Manager Also.
War threatens to leave the Central
Missouri Republican of Boonville
stranded without business manager or
editor. The twice-a-week newspaper
is owned by Houston Harte. a gradu
ate of the School of Journalism, and
is published with the aid of Alex E.
Snider, another journalism graduate.
Mr. Harte will either enter the Third
Officers' Training Camp at Little
Rock, Ark., or 'go to camp with the
next draft of men. Mr. Snider ex
pects to return to the University next
semester to take Instruction that will
enable him to Join the signal corps of
Mr. Harte was in Columbia today
conferring with Dean Walter Wil
liams about men to conduct his paper
for him during the war.
LESLIE COWAN TO WASHIXGTOX
President- Secretary Has Post In I)It
Islon of xntinnnl Di'fcnse Council.
TiiK rL.n ,.n.im in President
A. Ross Hill, will leave tonight for,
n'9.hinnnn r. r- ,,.fcr hn has ac-1
rpntci o r,Lin"!n h division of
statistics of the National Defense
Council Mr rnwnn will be granted
a temporary lesne of absence at the
next meet in of the oiecutive board of
next meeting of the executive board
the Unhersity. He may be gone for
only a short time, or he may remain
In Washington for the duration of the
ar. He will begin his duties there
Monday morning. No one has been
selected to fill his place here during
3-r7DbatlDB ma meeting In 1.
M. C A. Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
Debates and speecbejs by mem
.. , bers of University faculty.
NoT' --7TY- M- c- - -"-- W. C. A. Fall
Carnival in honor of 1317 Tigers at
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
J-ov. 2a Meeting of Play Heading Club at
"SO p. m. at Faculty Union.
Abercomble'n "Deborah" and Dun-
sany's 'The Lout Silk Hat" will be
Not. 26. Piano -and violin recital by Miss
Era Bence and Robert J. White,
Christian College Auditorium at
8:15 p. m.
Nov. 29. MI8our. Kaunas football game
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
DR. R. L. WILBUR TO BE HERE
Leland Stanford President to Come
in Interests of Food Board.
Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of
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Doctor Wilbur will endeavor to ob-
tain the co-operation of the education
al groups of Missouri In the conserva
tion movement and enlist their aid in
the work of the food administration.
It is probable that a meeting of
educators of the state will be held in
Columbia upon Doctor 'Wilbur's ar
rival, to consider plans for the edu
cational work in the state. He will al
so address the town and University
communities upon the program of the
With the formation of the food ad
ministration. Doctor Wilbur contrib
uted his time and services to the work
and has continued with Mr. Hoover,
w"ho Is a graduate of Leland Stanford
University. Both men were in the Uni
versity at the same time.
MANY DOING Y. M. C. A. WORK
Dean Miller, J. A. Gibson in France;
Others Ready to Go.
Five men formerly connected with
the University are doing Y. M. C. A.
work In the army. The Rev. W. S.
George is also in this work and there
are at least two others from Columbia
who are under appointment. A num
ber of professors and students are
considering the matter and are ready
to go when necessity requires.
Dean Walter Miller is now in France
with the American army; Prof. J. A.
Gibson In the French Artilley Train
ing Camp and C. R. Mitchell, who re
ceived his master's degree two years
ago from the University, is in Rus
sia. J. S. .Moore, former secretary f
the University Y. M .C. A., is at Camp
Taylor. Louisville, ivy. J esse smun, a
former University student, is at Little
Rock, Ark. Earl Gordon is assistant
secretary of Y. M. C. A. in Louisiana.
The Reverend George, who received
his appointment last week, is putting
In a month of training in Chicago.
HOOVER TO VISIT COLUMBIA
Will Attend Farmers' Fair on Trip
Thronph Mississippi Valley.
Herbert C. Hoover, United States
Food Administrator, will visit Missouri
and Columbia during Farmers' Week,
January 14 to 18, as reported by Gov
ernor Gardner, upon whose invitation
he is coming, according to a telegram
received today from the administration
by the Federal Food Administration
An effort is being made by the men
directing the annual Farmers' Week
to have Mr. Hoover come for the
banquet which will close the meeting
on January 18. No definite date has
been sst for his coming and only
preliminary arrangements have been
The visit to Missouri will be part of
a trip through the Mississippi Valley,
which Mr. Hoover Is contmplating and
will make unless wartime conditions
COSMOPOLITAN CLUBS TO MEET-
Paul Loomls Chosen as Delegate to
Paul Loomis was appointed to rep
resent the Missouri chapter of the
Association of Cosmopolitan Clubs at
the annual convention to be held at
Oberlin, Ohio, December 29 to Janu
ary 1. The convention will be held
under the auspices of the Oberlin
At a meeting of the Missouri chap
ter at Lowry Hall last night the fol
lowing persons were admitted: Miss
Marie Rickert of France, Mrs. Evelyn
Young of China, Luis Claveil of Porto
Rico. Jose and Tomas Cuelho of Bra
zil, Miss Aurilla Brigham and Paul
The club is making arrangements
for an open house to be given at the
Missouri Union Building on the even
ing of December 6.
Factory Store Will Sell Work CloUies.
The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company
commissary sells about $30 worth of
groceries a day to the factory em
ployes, according to J. F. Tehan, as-
which sells at cost and only to the
factory employes, was opened a week
,aco last Wednesday. A full stock of.
'groceries is carried and work clothes
will soon be on hand.
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J. W. Kemper men suit yesieruay
against the Wabash Railway Com
pany for. $387.12. He alleges he lost
fifteen head of hogs last April through
the carelessness or the railroad. The
hogs died while being shipped from
Huntsville to East St. Louis.
ECESSjjRY, IN MR
Patriotism the Theme of
Commercial Club Banquet
MANY GIVE VIEWS
Speakers Tell of Support
Given in the Recent
Patriotism was the keynote of the
dinner given for the Commercial Club
last night by the women of the Episco
pal Church in the Virginia Tea Room.
The meeting opened and closed by
the singing of national anthems and
all the speakers dwelt on the sacri
fice and service to the country neces
sary In this time of war. About 150
men and women attended.
The speakers told of different
phases of the Y. M. C. A. campaign for
war funds, which the Nation, state and
county have Just successfully conclud
ed. The chairman. E. W. Stephens,
; said that the Y. M. C. A. work was one
of the "Tour great movements of mer
cy that Columbians have been called
upon to support in the last few
months. The others were for the
Red Cross and the sale of Liberty
E. C. Anderson pointed out that the
main thing that the county has con
tributed something even greater
than leading the state in financial
contributions was the giving or 300
of tho. finest specimens of American
manhood that could be found in the
county. He said that there is nothing
that we can sacrifice that will be too
much for these boys who are giving
all that they have for their Govern
ment. He said that this Is a liberal
city and a liberal county and that he
believed the people would continue to
be liberal until the country is vic
torious. Tells of County Campaign.
H. M. McPheeters, who directed the
county Y. M. C A. campaign, told of
his appreciation of the privilege of
helping with the success of the prop
osition in the .country. He told of
the loyal work of Jesse A. Smith, who
gave up his business and preaching
to give his energies to the Y. M. C. A.
work. Mr. McPheeters attributed the
ease with which the Interest of the
people? of the county Tvas aroused In'
giving to all movements of aid. to the
number who have, gone to war from
this county. The methods, he said,
had to be largely educational at first.
The committee spent a large part of
the time in educating the farmers and
townspeople as to the significance of
the work that the Y. M. C. A. is doing
at the front.
"After the interest and sympathy
are aroused, we find none unwilling to
give up to their limit," he said.
The fact that we are not through
with our contributions was impressed
by the Rev. A. W. Taylor. "There
will be a. new Red Cross appeal by
spring," he said. "We will have re
duced our present contributions,
which we are apt to look on with
pride, to a tithe before the war is
over. A man said to me when solic
ited recently, 'Aren't you coming pret
" "Not as fast as the German shells,'
I told him. The people who are
merely giving money have not been
liberal in the light of the importance
of the conflict, but rather Impecunious.
We are all awake now the farmers
as well as the townspeople and we
will see some great work accom
plished in the way of sacrifice from
Gives Experiences In France.
William Gentry told of his life as
munition driver in France. He went
to that country expecting to join an
ambulance unit, but found that there
would be a couple of months' delay
before he could get Into the ambulance
work, so he joined a munition unit
and went into Immediate service. His
work was on a dangerous sector. He
was wounded and sent to the hospital
in Paris, where he first saw the work
of the Y. M. C. A. He went to one of
the booths bf the organization and
was being served with refreshments,
when he was invited to the home of
one of the women in the work for
dinner. Here, he said, he ate the first
slice of white bread and had the first
sugar that he had eaten since the
beginning of his service. He said in
"America will win the war, and I
will be there to march under the tri
umphal arch when we do come out
How the Women Helped.
Mrs. J. E. Thornton told of "Wom
en's Part in the Y. M. C. A. War
Work." Women of Columbia not only
worked diligently in the actual so
liciting of money for the work, she
said, but contributed freely to the
fund themselves. "Now is the time
for mothers to stand side by side with
the men, with their faces turned to
ward the gleam of democracy and
courage," Mrs. Thornton said.
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, who is
helping In the food conservation
movement In Columbia, said that it is
harder to arouse sympathy In this
cause than any other, as the necessity
for it is less apparent. She threw
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ON IN jTALIAN ALPS
Lower Mountains on North
ern Line Proving Barriers
ENEMY IS REPULSED
New Battle Reported in the
Cambrai Area Germans
Report Good Progress.
Ry Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY, Sov. 23. Heavy
fighting continues in the northern line,
eenterlne- alone the. lower mountains
nhnvp Alnnln fJranna These successive ' T,lt" blghest teniieratiire In Columliii
aDove .ionte urappa. i nese successive yteril.iy W!M in ,iPKIWI .lml flip ,onet
mountains are proving to be the same last night was rui; precipitation o.'io: rei.i
kind of natural barriers to the enemy-i'1'; "nmidity 2 p. m. yesterday w per
. . " .. , I cent. A year ago yestenl.ir the highest
swept defenses that the successive em-ieratnre was V and the lowest XS;
rivers were before the Piave was. precipitation 0:4.-, inch.
Before the enemy looms the snow
capped Grappa, held by the Italians,
which will be a really formidable de
fensive to the lower ranges. Guglcino
Ferraro, the distinguished Italian
historian, declared that this mountain
barrier is Italy's greatest security,
which throughout history, has brought
defeat to invading armies.
The fighting today between the Piave
and Brente rivers, while heavy,
brought no material change in the
positions of the opposing forces.
Ansfro-Gernian Attack Fails.
Ky Associated Tress
ROME. Nov. 23. A great encircling
was attempted yesterday by the
Austro-German forces against Monte
Meletta. but the Italians held all the
positions, it was announced today by
the war office.
Germans Report Faioralile Projrress.
By Associated Press
BERLIN", Nov. 23. Fighting is
progressing favorably for the Austro-
Germans between the Brenta and
Piave Rivers, says the official state
ment issued by the' German war office
New Battle On In Cambrai. Area.
lSy Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. 23. A new battle is
In progress in the Cambrai area, army
linnrlnimrters nnnnlinrpd todav. The
fighting broke out anew this morning
in the direction of Moeubres.
REJECTED ONCE, NOW DRAFTED
, . . , .
joe itosman. former MiKit-nt, at
Ftinston Tried to Enlit in August.
Joe B. Hosmer of Denver, Colo., a
former student in the School of
Journalism of the University of Mis
souri, went -from Boston to Denver
last August to offer his services to
the Government. The doctor at the
recruiting station rejected him on
the ground that he had round shoul
ders. Hosmer decided that his only chance
to get into the service was to await
the draft. Last week he received or
ders from Boston, where he had regis
tered, to report at Camp Funston. He
left for the training camp Tuesday.
Hosmer was formerly a member of
the.staff of the Denver Post
REAR ADMIRAL CAPPS RESIGNS
Will Be Succeeded by II. L. Ferguson
In Fleet Corporation.
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23. Rear Ad
miral Washington Lee Capps, chief
constructor of the navy, has asked to
be relieved as general manager of the
Shipping Board's Emeigency Fleet
Corporation because of ill health. He
probably will be succeeded by Homer
L. Ferguson, now president and gen
eral manager of the Newport News
Ship Building and Dry Dock Com
pany. Mr. Ferguson has been asked to take
the place. Other changes in the organ
ization are pending.
Prof. A. W. Taylor to Lecture.
"Jewish Prophets' Contribution to
Social Betterment" will be the sub
ject of a lecture by Prof. A. W. Taylor
of the Bible College before the Meno
rah Society at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night in Room A, Y. M. C. A. Build
ing. Professor Taylor will stress
the ethical advancement of the pres
ent time and analyze the force the
teachings of the biblical men have
had in shaping it. He will define the
nature of the prophet as conceived in
the Scriptures. A comparison of an
cient social conditions will be made,
and the status of the Jewish thinking
in ancient times. Discussion will fol
low the lecture. The meetings are
open to the public.
Ajr Students In Homecoming Parade.
Plans for the participation of the
College of Agriculture in the Home
coming Day parade were discussed at
a meeting of the Ag Club in the Y. M.
C. A. Auditorium last night. Practical
ly the whole school will march in the
parade, including members of the
faculty. Students in the Short Course
will have a float.
President Hill to Speak.
At the meeting of the Faculty
Union at 8 o'clock tomorrow night.
President A. Ross Hill will speak on
"The Recent MeeUng of the As
sociation of Land-Grant Colleges and
Allied Institutions." President Hill
attended this mceUng, which was held
at Washington, D. C.
For Columbia and Vlclnltv: Clondv to
partly cloudy weather tonight and Satur
day, not much chance In temperature but
moderating. I-onet tonight about 3.1.
For Mionri: Cloudr to partlv tlomlr
tonight and Saturday. Not much change In
Shippers' Forecast: Within a radius of
2IM miles of Columbia the Iocst tempera.
Hire will lie slightly above the freezing
The weather this morning Is more or less
cloudy mid colder In the MIslspp Valley
and oer the cistern half of the country,
with snow In the Ijke region and ralii In
the Atlantic coast.
West of the Mississippi rlrer the weather
Is moderate for the time of the year, with
tendency to warmer.
TemHT.itnres are no lower III western
Cinnda than they are In the lower Mis.
souri Valley: In fact, there Is a rem-irk-able
In Columbia partly iloudr and moderate
weather will prevail for the licit two or
Sun rives today, 7:01 a. m. Sun -ets. 4".V(
Moon sets, 1 :0U a. in.
The TemperatureN Toda).
7 a. in 32 11 a. in X
s a. m 30 12 m as
J a. in .TO 1 p. m 31
10 a. in 31 2 p. in "A
1 1 SECMLLED
German Fire on Americans
More Active Than Usual
Ry Associated Fress
AMERICAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS IN FRANCE. Nov. 23. The ene
my artillery firing is more active
along the American sector. More
shells than usual are falling on the
rear positions. No new casualties
In reprisal for the shelling of the
towns in which the American head
quarters are located, during which a
shell fell on an American regimental
headquarters, American guns sent In
an equal number of shells into the
corresponding towns behind the Ger
man lines the next day.
Patrolling operations continue with
nightly excursions through the vicin
ity of the German war defenses, but
ie Americans uave lam-n
ler any "enr-ans anu no ,urler taB-
;uaities nave oeen reporteu.
t The officers who have served their
turns in the trenches with the bat-
talions already released have held a
meeting with the commanders of the
first contingent and discussed their
experiences. All agree that actual
training in the trenches under fire is
the ideal method of acquainting of
ficers 'and soldiers with fighting meth
ods. LIEUT. BABB RETURNS TO DUTY
One of Eight M. U. Men Who Received
Commissions in Same Class.
Lieutenant Glenn Babb, who has
been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
lj. G. Babb. on leave of absence, win
return to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to
Seven former students and gradu
ates of the University obtained com
missions in the same class with
Lieutenant Babb. They are: W. C.
Dunckel, Tiger fullback in '13 and '14,
first lieutenant in artillery; E. E.
Major, former captain of Company F,
second lieutenant of infantry; Marcus
Bell, former major in cadet corps here,
second lieutenant of infantry; Rufus
Ramey, former major in cadet corps
here first lieutenant of cavalry; J. B.
Taylor, cadet captain here, first lieu
tenant of cavalry; Roger Morton, cadet
major here, second lieutenant of in-
fantrv: W. F. Floyd, holder or me
record for Missouri Valley pole-vault-
inc. second lieutenant of engineers.
A. C. Curtis, student here in '12 and
'13; R. U. Rainalter. student in '13
and '14. and George Maloney, student
in '14, '15 and '16 arc candidates for
commissions in the present class at
HIGHER GAS RATES URGED
State Commission to Hear Columbia
Companj's Application Dec 17.
The State Public Service Commis
sion will hold a hearing December 17
on the application of the Columbia
Gas Works to raise its rates. The
gas company bases its application on
the grounds that the advance in the
cost of all materials entering into
the manufacture of gas has made It
necessary to charge more than the
rate fixed by the Public service Com
mission three years ago. The city
will be represented at the hearing,
which will be in Jefferson City.
TO ENTER ARMY SIGNAL CORPS
Eleien M. U. Men Sign Up for En
listment. iDean E. J. McCaustland sent to the
office of the department Signal Office
yesterday a list of eleven men who
have signed up for enlistment in the
signal corps of the army as soon as
they are certified as proficient in
telegraphy. The men are: D. C.
Akers, Pruett F. Anderson, Fred
Brlggs. H. C. Eldred. B. A. Fleshman,
W. R. Fox, B. M. King, A. H. Nichols,
E. R. Procter. Eugene H. Reeder and
W. A. Yeager.
AFTER THREE YEARS
Citizens in Masnierer Re
joice When British Sol
diers Retake Town.
TANKS SEEN FIRST
Germans Stripped Houses of
Ry Associated Tress
BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS
IN FRANCE, Nov. 23. Civilians who
were released from Masniaras today
told something of their experiences
in the last three years. They rejoiced
at their new freedom, and many of
them today still wept with Joy when
the subject of their deliverance was
It was a motley crowd that came
out of this place people in all condi
tions and from many walks of life.
Among them was the mayor, M. Les
lain, whj acted as spokesman.
The people first learned of the ap
proach from the British machine gun
fire in the distance, and were imme
diately thrown into a state of excite
ment and watched for the coming of
their friends from every vantage point
available. They had their first sight
of the offensive forces at the ap
proach o't the huge tanks, which ap
peared to the civilians as strange
monsters beyond their comprehension
or understanding. The tanks bound
ed forward undaunted in such ways
as to spread consternation among the ,
During the three years of their ac
tivity, the civilians were fed by the
American Relief Committee. All other
food was requisitioned by the Ger
mans, who placed heavy penalties on
those who concealed any. Many per
sons served terms in jail for alleged
I violations of the order. They were
well fed owing to the American relief f
and all appeared healthy.
The Germans stripped all the houses
of the town of their furniture as soon
as they entered. Among the houses
thus pillaged were five magnificent
chateaux. All men of military age
were arrested and sent to Germany.
Women were compelled to do all
manner of work, such as sweeping the
streets, washing clothes of German
officers and waiting on officers. - --'s'.
The mayor declared his belief that
Germany was actually starving. He
said there seemed to be no doubt
that the civilians in Germany were
undergoing great hardships.
LOCAL DEFENSE COUNCIL MEETS
Transactions of Meeting Not to Be
Made Public Now.
The local committee on national de
fense met at the Commercial Club
rooms last night, W. B. Nowell.
chairman of the committee, said today
that the purpose and result of the
meeting would not be made plblic
until the first of next week.
The members of the committee are:
W. B. Nowell. Emmett McDonnell, D.
A. Robnett, J. A.' Oliver, J. W.
Schwabe, I. A. Barth, George Starrett,
W. W, Payne, J. M. Taylor, Dr. E. H.
Smith and Prof. L. M. Defoe. They
were appointed by Mayor J. E. Boggs
at the instigation of the national
defense headquarters at New York
WAS STUDENT HERE IN 1SC9
Death of Judge G. B. Jennings i
Judge G. B. Jennings of the Su
perior Court of Iowa, former student
in the University, died Tuesday at his
home in Shenandoah, la., following a
general breakdown about three weeks
ago. He was 67 years old.
Judge Jennings was a student in
the University in 1869 and was a
schoolmate of Eugene Field. Before
entering the University he worked
for a wholesale book house in Indiana.
He was admitted to the Missouri Bar
in 1876. The next year he moved to
Page County, la., where he continued
to be connected with the bar until
his death. The funeral was held yes
terday afternoon at Shenandoah.
.MRS. S. S. LAWS DIES
Wife of Former M. U. President Suc
rnmbs in Washington.
Mrs. S. S. Laws, wife of a former
president of the University, died a
few days ago in Washington, D. C,
where she lived. Mrs. Laws was born
and reared in Fulton and was former
ly Ann Marie Broadwell. She was
married twice. She had one daughter,
who died in infancy. She was married
to Dr. S. S. Laws, who was then pres
ident of Westminster College in Ful
ton, in 1S59.
In 1S76 Doctor Laws was elected
president of the University of Mis
souri and he and his wife moved to
Columbia. They had no children.
They lived in Columbia until 1891,
when they moved to Washington City.
Mrs. Laws was about 92 years old.
Her father was William Broadwell!
To Work la War Department.
Miss Roberta-sQuinn, stenographer
in the office of Dean E. J. McCaustland
of the School of Engineering, has been
appointed a clerk-stenographer with
the War Department and will leave
for Washington, D. C. in a few days.
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