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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1917.
T-Io" tr Tin Rpfter
tThnn Two Touchdowns
to Win, He Thinks.
MEN IN GOOD FORM
Bass Is Only Regular Who
Cannot Play Record
iWmUmt fmw-1-t: Thorwlay olt-ar ami
,,,'ni; Ideal li tor football-Weather
"Missouri is facing her biggest
fight since I started coaching against
the Kansas team years ago. If -we de
, feat Kansas this year we will have to
do better than two touchdowns, I'm
sure of that-
In the foregoing manner, Coach H.
F. Schulte. Tiger football chief, today
summed up the cnances 01 aiusuun
against the ancient enemy on Rollins
; yjgid Thursday afternoon. The coach
tost his opinions on weights and
ihe fact that the Missouri squad is
not yet in the best of shape, and the
fact that he has seen the Kansas team
Missouri Is expecting Pringle, Kan
sas half, and Nellsen. their fullback,
to figure in the touchdown making
for that team. While Missouri is not
jet in her best form it Is known here
that at no other time during the foot
ball season was the team in better
shape as far as men are concerned.
Bass, tackle, is still on the Invalid
list, his shoulder still gllng him
trouble, and while Schroedcr and
Hamilton do not yet appear to have
hit their strides. The only Tiger
regular who probably will be kept out
of the game Is Bass.
Hamilton to Play Tackle.
One notable change In the Tiger
lineup is the fact that Captain Hamil
ton has been definitely placed at
tackle and Tom Berry, former guard,
Jias been awarded the center position.
.Berry is a good steady man and, while
handicaped a bit by his weight of
TO pounds, is a good fighter and may
figure well in the Tiger line.
One or the best practices of the year
was held this afternoon on Rollins
Field. Tonight there is a hard signal
practice scheduled, which will be
followed by a blackboard Jilk. In the
gjmnasium. Tomorrow the practice
will be light and the day of the game
will have on its schedule no workout
The largest seat sale since the game
was brought to Columbia will -be made
this year if advance orders indicate
anything. Siv thousand seats have
lieen sold and today workmen were
told (o start at once on (he erection
or extra seats on the north side of the
field. Alieady the.ro were eleen
section in place, but it has been found
necessary to add 800 more scats to
these bleachers. These will be placed
on either end of the bleachers that
were already up.
.Many Special Coaches Coming.
Word from out of town Is to the
effect that Kansas City, with K. C. A,
C. delegations and alumni, and St
Louis. Kirksville. Marshall, Harrison
ille and many other towns are send
ing special coaches of rooters. Kirks
ville has already taken 200 seats and
In a, letter to J. B. Gibson, in charge of
the seat sale. Kirksville alumni as
sure him that there will be ,300 more
if the weather Is good. ,The Kirks
ville band, said to be one of the best
In the state, will be there to march in
the Missouri parade Wednesday
Old Tigers and alumni are already
arriving in town for the game. "Gene"
Sallsburg. old Tiger football end, ar
rived yesterday and was on the field
helping the coach. Bob Simpson,
Mike Giltner. and "Peaches" Graham
are all expected tomorrow. And, as a
final bit of encouragment to Tiger
rooters, George Reeder. weather man
here, forecasts a dry field. It has
rained two days in Columbia, and ac
cording to the weather man, the day
will be clear ind chilly, a perfect one
Mayor James E. Boggs has named
the following men to be at the Mis
souri Union Building to welcome the
Thanksgiving Day visitors on behalf
of the city: 10 to 12 o'clock Wednes
day, George S. Starrett, Russell Hol
Ioway and Lee Walker; 1 to 2 o'clock.
Joe Somerville and Harold McPhee
ers; 2 to 3 o'clock, Bernard Simon
and Dr. J. E. Thornton; 3 to 4 o'clock.
X. D. Evans and T. K. Catron; 4 to
3 o'clock, Ralph T. Flnley and N. T.
Gentry; 5 to G o'clock, Percy Klass,
Horace Smith and Joe Somerville. '
TWO V, S. SOLDI F.ltS KILLED
Xor. 2S HonK.omlnir: INinifo
Terallr Cadet ou West
p. m.: "ueat Kansas mass
meeting in the University Audi
torium. '7: 15 n. m.: freshman
cap burning at north end of
campus 8:15 pm.; Missouri
Union open bouse for graduates,
former students and visitors, 830
p. m.r "CQllejte Widow" In Hall
No. 29. Home-comlnc:
parade of alumni anil Rtudpnt-
I'arade to be formed in front of
liotnwell Gymnasium and on Ilol
Ilns street running east. 0 a. in.:
Parade ends at Missouri Union
building. Speeches by Governor
(iardner. President A. Ross Hill
and It. II. dldwell. 10 n. m.;
state championship high school
football game, Kirksvlle vx.
Marshall, Holllns Field, 10 a. ra.;
Checker match at Mluourt
Union. Missouri vs. Kansas.
10:20 'n. in.; twenty-seventh an.
nual Missouri-Kansas football
game, p. m.; March of triumph,
starting at tbe Columns, 7:15 p.
in.; Reception of student body
to visitors, Missouri Union Build
ing, H p. ms
I U. STUDENT DIES
IN AIRPLANE FALL
Frank Mathews Meets Death
NEW RULUS SET UP
Conservatists Establish Pro
tection Against Russia
Ily Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27'. The
American consul at Tiflla today re
ported the establishment of a new
government In the Caucasus as a
protection against encroachments
which may be made by the conflicting
parties in Russia. It was 'reported bight his airplane after a loop
mat tne men in me new government
were of the conservative element and
would do what they could to check
disorder in that part of Russia.
No direct news came from Petro
grad today, but from Sweden reports
were received that indicated that the
Cadets had manifested their support
of General Kaladlnes.
'Conditions in Finland are threat
ened with new complications created
through the probability of strikes.
The food shortage is also becoming
Prank P Mathews, a junior in the
School of Engineering of the Univer
sity last year rrom St. Louis, was
killed instantly yesterday at Camp
Taliaferre, Fort Worth, Tex., when
his airplane fell 3,000 feet. He was
looping the loop and failed to right
his machine. He is the first of the
students who entered the service last
spring to be killed.
Mr. MathcwB was a member of the
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the Glee
Club arid the Tumbling Team. He
went to the Royal Flying Corps,
Toronto. Canada, last spring, after
finishing the training at the First Of
ficers' Training Camp at Fort Riley.
He stayed in the Royal Flying Corps
until a few weeks ago when he went
to Fort Worth.
The telegram received by the PI
Kappa Alpha fraternity this morn
ing was: "Frank Mathews of your
chapter was killed Instantly at Camp
Taliaferro today when he failed to
3,000 feet. The remains will start for
St. Louis Tuesday. If I can be of
serviofc command me.- His closest
friend, E. W. Rucker, Jr." ,
The fatal accident is the third one
for Mr. Mathews since he enlisted" the
When a freshman In the University.
Mr. Matherw won a medal for being
the best drilled private in the Uni
versty Cadet Corps.
TO STARK 'THE COLLEGE WIDOW
SCHOOL TO OBSEBYK JANUARY 8.
Wounded Also In Artillery
light Willi Herman.
Ky .Wmlitpd l'rean
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.-Two
American soldiers were killed and
five seerely wounded In nn artillery
combat with the Germans on Novem
ber 20, General Pershing reported to
Walter (. Thee Visits Here.
Walter C. Thee, a graduate from
the School of Engineering of the Uni
versity last year, is visiting friends
here white on the way to Fortress
Monroe, where he has a commission
a second) lieutenant In the Coast Ar
Superintendent Asks Teachers
Celebrate State Centennial.
The executive committee of the
Centennial Committee or One Thous
and on 'Missouri's Centennial of
Sta"leKo6d,nas planneiTuV observance
January 8 in the schools of the state
of the one hundredth anniversary or
Missouri's petition for statehood.
The first observance will be fol
lowed by a number of celebrations
over the state, lasting until August
10, 1821. The Missouri Centennial
Committee of One Thousand, at its
convention in Kansas City in 1910,
favored state-wide celebrations in
Kansas City. St. Louis. Sedalia (dur
ing the Fair Week), Columbia and
Jefferson City. There will also be
county and sectional observations at
such historic towns as Booiiille,
Lexington, Fayette, Liberty, Inde
pendence and St. Joseph.
A hundred-page pamphlet, "Mis
souri One Hundred Years Ago," com
piled by Walter B. Stevens f St.
Louis, president of the State His
torical Society', will be Issued in con
nection with the celebration. This
pamphlet will tell of the historical
significance of the date, January 8,
1918, as the anniversary or the Battle
or New Orleans in which Missouri
played an important part. The pamph
let will b2 placed in Missouri public
schools and libraries.
Teachers over the state will be ask
ed by Uel Lamkin, state superintend
ent or schools, to give aid In making
the celebration a success. Flag
drills, addresses at public gatherings
and local pioneer relic displays will
be part or the program.
GKOKGF. WILLSOX WILL SPKAK
Student President In 1912 to lie Here
for Big 3'nss Meeting.
George Willson, student president
in 1912, will speak at the mass meet
ing at 7:15 o'clock tomorrow night in
the University Auditorium preceding
the Kansas-Missduri game. "He is
coming all the way rrom St. Louis to
make one of his famous speeches at
thl- meeting," said one of the com
mittee members In speaking of Mr.
Willson and the enthusiasm ha used
to arouse when he was in the Uni
versity. E. D. Smith, chief engineer of the
United Railways Company or St.
Louis, has accepted Mr. Dry's in
vitation and will be at the meeting.
Shannon C. Douglas, Jr.. assistant
prosecuting attorney or Jackson
County, is coming from Kansas City
to speak at the meeting and Coach
H. F. Schulte has consented to con
clude the program-
The Cadet Band in uniform will
play and the University Glee Club will
give several selections during the
The Black and Hold.
W. J- Brolt, rormerly instructor in
manual arts at the 'University, now
head or the Industrial arts depart
ment at the State Agricultural Col
lege at Magnolia, Ark.rwrHes or the
birth or a son, "William. Mr. Breit
says: "Bill's hair Is as black as coal
and -Kathleen's, my other child, is al
most a perrect old gold, so you see
we are real M. U. people."
DROPPED 3,000- FEET
Fails to Right His Machine
After Attempt Was Best
Columbia Dramatic Club to Play To
night at nail Theater.
"The College Widow" will be pre
sented at the Hall Theater at 8:15
o'clock "tonight 'by the Columbia
Dramatic Club. The play Is a George
Ade comedy or college lire and deals
with the many trials and tribulations
cu the undergraduate. It opens with
the beginning of the fall term. The
second, act Is the faculty reception for
Treshman class. The third act is the
big act or the play. A real football
game Is staged and all of the realistic
things that could possibly happen at
a game, happens. The fourth act is
the final celebration after the victory
and a real night-shirt parade is stag
ed by the At water rooters. Several
song numbers are included in the
play. Specialty numbers will be giv
en between acts.
The cast has been rehearsing for the
last six weeks under the direction of
Mrs. Hollis Edwards, and Is composed
of the best amateur talent In Colum
bia and in the University. The seat
sale has been large and the company
expects to play to capacity houses
both tonight and tomorrow night.
Miss Helen Grove will play the part
or "Jane Witherspoon." the widow,
Harry Stevens will be "Billy Bolton."
Many Columbia girls dressed In Red
Cross unirorms will act as ushers and
will distribute programs. Admission
priqes are $1 for the first fifteen rows,
75 cents for the last six. and 50 cents
for" general admission to the balcony.
TO IVK SCFKIIAGK DINNER
Columbia Association Will Be Served
at Christian Church.
The Equa.1 Suffrage Association of
Columbia will gle a dinner at the
First Christian Church at 6 o'clock
next Friday night. The dinner will
be served by ihe women of the Chris
tian Church at 50 cents a plate. All
wishing to attend may secure tickets
from Mrs. J. E. Wrench.
A program of talks will follow the
dinner. Mayor James E. Boggs. Dean
Eidon R. James and Mrs. W. E.
Harshe, chairman of the Equal Suf
Trage Association of the Eighth Con
gressional District, will gtae greet
ings. Senator Frank G. Harris and
Representative William A, Sapp will
speak on "Sentiment in the Legisla
ture of Missouri for Equal Suffrage."
Other talks will be: "The Coming
Citizens," Miss Irene Fisher! "Does
Missouri Need the Women Vote?" N,
T. Gentry; "Some Reasons," Miss Eva
Johnston; "The Old Plan ror Secur
ing Equal Suffrage," Mrs . Henry
Ware Allen, Wichita. Kan.; "The New
Plan for Securing Equal Suffrage,"
Mrs. Laura Reed Yaggy, Hutchinson.
German Artillery, However,
Has Been Active Near
Ypres and Verdun.
CLOSE INON TURKS
English Cavalry West of
Jerusalem Advances De
Ily Associated Press
British possession of the new gain
near Cambrai has not been challenged
since General Byng's men completed
the capture of the Bourlon position,
high ground dominating the region.
Monday there was no Infantry ac
tion around Cambrai, and the Ger
mans failed 4o make their attempt to
regain Bourlon. German artillery,
however, has been active in the Ypres
and Verdun regions. In Flanders the
British positions at Passendale, the
north part of the Passendale Ghalu
velt region, are being .bombarded
heavily by the enemy, but Crown
Prince Ruppert of Bavaria has not
attempted infantry attack.
British cavalry, rtorw three and one
l)air miles west of Jerusalem, is clos
ing in on the Turks. The Turks are
offering some resistance and holding
Schachem road to the north of the
city. North or Jaffa. British patrols
have been drfren back to the southern
sldevof the Nahr-Al-Angel.
The situation in Russia shdws little
improvement and the country is de
scribed as being on the verge of civil
Columbia and University
Well Represented in List
at Fort Sheridan.
Commissions issued at noon today
at the Second Officers' Training
Camp at Fort Sheridan Include the
following from Columbia and former
students In the University, accord
ing to reports sent by" the Associated
Press to the Missourian: R. M. Gra
ham, captain. Infantry; Albert D.
Sheppard, captain, infantry; Oliver
RTJohnson, second lieutenant, "artil
lery; Theodore W. Hudson, second
lieutenant, infantry; James R. Bry-.
ant, second lieutenant, infantry;
Walter E. Diggs, second lieutenant,
Infantry; Roscoe E. Harper, second
lieutenant, field artillery.
Raymond C. Bond, first lieutenant,
inrantry; Curtis R. Rollins, first lieu
tenant, artillery; L. E. Briggs. cap
tain, infantry; Hairy K. Poindexter.
first lieutenant, Inrantry; Walter T.
Stickney, first lieutenant, Inrantry;
Henry G. Andres, first lieutenant. In
fantry; Walter W. Brown, first lieu
tenant, infantry; Robert Thomasson,
first lieutenant, Inrantry.
.Dale R. Shilling, first lieutenant,
infantry; James P. Ken, first lieuten
ant. Infantry; J. H. Breimicker, first
lieutenant, inrantry; Alva F. McClan
nahan, first lieutenant, infantry;
Clarence W. Sheppard, first lieuten
ant. Infantry; Ray E. Miller, first
lieutenant, infantry; Carson E. Cow
herd, first lieutenant, Inrantry; W.
W. Freeman, second lieutenant, In
fantry; William B. Bostaln, second
lieutenant, intantry. ' '
Robert V. Hogg, second lieutenant,
Inrantry; Robert I. Simpson, second
lieutenant, Intantry; Sinclair Main
land, second lieutenant, Intantry;
Lawrence M. Hyde, second lieutenant,
inrantry; Harlan Thompson, first
lieutenant, field arUUery; Colin K.
Lee, second lieutenant, field artillery;
Alex S. Allen, second lieutenant, field
tor Columbia nntl Vlilnlty: Motlr
cloudy tonight and Wednesday hut proh
ably not much ir any rain. Xot much
thanite In temperature, lowest tonight a
few decree ubore freezing.
For JllsHonrl: Cloudy to partly cloudy to.
night: jomewhat colder Mothweit por
tion. Wednesday prob.ildy fair with rl
Shippers' Forecast : WltMn radlui of
J0O miles of Columbh the lowest tempera
ture tonight will be above freezing.
Cloudy and more or le uiiM-ttled
weather continues throughout the 1'lalns
nnd leiitral aley, but precipitation has
been llsht and rather local. Kxcept In
southern Missouri and western Illinois
where, amounts were ne-ir half .in Inch
precipitation during the past two days has
len of little consequence.
In the southeastern states the weather
Is unusually cold for the season, but in
other parts of the country temperatures
approximate the seasonal normil. There
Is no seere told In sight.
In Columbia the weather will continue
more or less tloiidr ami i hilly during the
next two or three djys.
SUPPLY OF "MUMS" SHORT
TO MEET I1Y LAXTRR-V LIGHT
Agricultural Club to Hold Session fn
rnher.It) nnlhllnir Tonight.
What wljl probably lie the most
unusual meeting In the history of the
Agricultural Club will be held in the
Agricultural- Auditorium at 7:J5
o'clock tonight. Since the University
lighting is not available, each mem
ber, if possible, will bring a lantern
to provide the necessary light.
The women or the home economics
departmeiff arc invited to the meet
ing. The Homecoming parade will
be the chief topic tor discussion.
Local Dealers Will Import Blooms to
Meet Thanksgiving Demand,
No, the war is not to. blame this
time. Because the warm days last
week brought chrysanthemum blooms
to maturity a week berore the
scheduled time, the local supply of
the Thanksgiving flower has been
more than cut in half.
One thousand yellow and white
"mums" will be Imported before
Thanksgiving Day, say local dealers,
to meet the demand. Prices will of
course be affected. Instead of $2 to $4
a dozen, "mums" will cost from $ to
$6, with the beat grades selling at as
high as $9,
Repairs for Benton School,
While the Benton School is under
going repairs, the fifth and sixth
grades have been transferred to the
Eugene Field School, The third and
fourth grades meet in the addition of
the Denton Schoql. Dy alternating
with the first and second grades of
Jefferson School, these two classes
at the Benton School hae been cared
Kratepiltlen to Have Hmlce KlaRi.
The Missouri chapter of Beta
Theta PI Is displaying a service flag
with forty-nine stars In a white field
with a red border, each star repre
senting one member of tne cnapter
who has gone into military service.
Other chapters in the University have
ordered similar banners.
Sturgeon ilan Calmly Tells
of the Killing of His
William Roberts, on trial for the
murder of John Ryland of Sturgeon,
was on the witness stand in the
Circuit Court this afternoon. A crowd
ed courtroom listened to his testi
mony. He answered all questions
asked of him in an esay forward
manner. He might have been relat
ing pme trivial incident, so calm
was his voice.
"Onthc morning of July 31, I was
watering stock at a well near the
house and my children were; driving
some turkeys from off or Ryland's
land. The children told me that a
negro employed by Ryland had told
them that the turkeys must be kept
off cf his property. I finished my
chores and then went up to see about
the turkeys. I asked Ryland 'about
them and he said that he had not
told the negro anything about the
turkeys. I told him that the negro
had been clubbing the turkeys and
that I wanted him to stop. He called
me a liar and from here on the
conversation grew more personal un
til finally Ryland picked up a hitch
yoke and with a thrqat that he
would kill me started toward me. I
backed away rrom the fence out of
danger and then he threw it at me.
I went on to 4he house and returned
In a tew minutes with a shotgun, r
went over tff .where he was and he
started to curse me. He told me that
since I had the gun to use it and
use it quick. He again started to
curse and went over and picked up
an ax. I told him that as sure as he
came near me that I would kil him
He came on and started to climb
over the Tence that separated us.
At this point Frank Harris, at
torney for the defense asked "what
did you do ithen."
"I emptied the gun," was Roberts'
"Why did yon do it," continued
"Because I knew that the time had
come when one of us must go,"
The plaintiff introduced as evidence
this morning the clothing or the vic
tim, the shotgun and several targets
at which U was alleged Roberts had
fired -with the gun berore 'the killing
Further evidence was presented in
several photographs, showing the
target shooting scenes.. '
The jurors were chosen yesterday
afternoon. Those serving, whpswere
selected from a group or Tortw, are:
W. A. Hall. C. L. Tarbit, Thomas
Rldgeway. J. L. Richardson, L. H.
Points. Jonh Roder, E. J. Douglass,
R. H. Hunt. Dick Judy, T. B. Hickam.
R. F. Bedrord and C. H. Taylor.
The attorneys in the case are: ror
the state, W. M. Dinwiddle, prosecut
ing attorney, E. C. Anderson and Don
Carter; tor the defendant, Frank Har
ris, Arthur Bruton and W. H. Hulett.
SPEAKERS TELL OF HAWAII
Llojil Klllam and fharles Loomls
Speak at Y. M. C. A.
What the Y. M. C. A. is doing In the
Hawaiian Islands was told by Lloyd
R. Killara and Charles F. Loomis at
tho luncheon of the Noon-Day Club In
the y. M. C. A. Building today. Mr.
Loomis gave an Interesting description
of the islands and the life there,
emphasizing he work the associa
tion is carrying on among the sugar
Mr. Klllam. who is territorial
secretary, told or the efforts through
the y. M. C. A. Tor spreading Chris
tianity anwng the Orientals, Includ
ing KoreaMs. Chinese, Japanese and
DR. XOYES (JIVES HEALTH RULES
Dean of Missouri School Outlines
Campaign for State.
Dr. Guy L. Noycs, dean of the
School of Medicine of the University
and chairman of the health commit
tee or the Missouri Council of De
fense, has sent his outline of a health
campaign for the state to Jefferson
Ully. 'UOClOr iU3 UC" ; iiiw ,
steps necessary to the health or tne(
nonnlK nr! .ProDerly balanced diets
.for children, means whereby soldiers (
r .itni.AnA fOTim nrmv ramns mav res
gain theif health, the elimination or.
danger from disease carriers and the
adoption of setting-up exercises in
Teutons Suffer Heavy Losses
in Fighting Between Piave
"I AM AN ALSATrAN"
Lone Prussian Survivor in
Bayonet Encounter Flees,
Crying for Mercy.
Ity AssoUted Pres.s ,
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. Heavily
forced masses or Austro-Germans
vainly trying to break the Italian de
fensive lines have suffered great
losses, according to official dispatches
received today from Rome, In describ
ing the fighting between the Piave
and Brenta rivers. In this section
alone the enemy is said to have worn
out six divisions of troops.
The forces of ' Krobatin and von
Buelow united in the mountains be
tween the Plave and Brenta rivers In
their determined effort to break
through the lines, availing themselves
ot their enormous resources, esti
mated at twenty divisions, easily
shitted with large forces bidden in
the forests at nearby points. A
small patrol pf Prussian soldiers was
sent forward to gather information
and prepare the attack.
After a short while the Austro
Germans appeared in thick waves and
delivered a series ot attacks against
our positions. At the outset ot our
fighting, one or our officers was
wounded by an explosive bullet. The
soldiers, seeing their officer bleeding
from a large wound in the forehead,
launched themselves forward with
the bayonets with such violence that
all the Austro-Germans who had
reached their line were completely
wiped out with the exception of one,
who took off his coat and fled, shout
ing, "I am an Alsatian."
The enemy renewed Its effort and
delivered attack after attack, the
wounded dfficer remaining forty-eight
hours at his place directing counterattacks.
Italians Fight Doggedly.
By Associated Press
ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN
NORTHERN ITALY, Nov. 27. Dur
ing a trip ot 100 miles today through
the fighting zone- In- the north, the
correspondent met ka general in
charge or the most vital battle front
between the Piave and Brenta rivers
and obtained from him the details of
As the general spoke, a heavy can
nonade resounded through his valley
headquarters and he looked out upon
a great stretch of the Brenta Valley,
where the enemy is concentrating his'
forces to break through Rassano to
tbe Venetian plains.
Staff officers and orderlies were ar
riving with reports from all salient
points and returning with orders for
the maneuvers of the various divis
ions of troops.
The general gave a general idea of
the situation and emphasized the
splendid spirit of fight the troops are
making against heavy odds. The
general estimated these odds at four
or five to one, based on reports reach
ing him. but even against such odds
his men were fighting with the same
tenacity that has characterized all
their battles. Attacks were almost
continuous today at one point or an
other and the Italians were alwa,s
ready to repulse the Invading forces.
The general summed up the phys
ical condition or the troops and ex
plained the difficulties which they had
to contend with because ot the weath
er and territory, making the strain
very trying on the soldiers. First,
he said, there were the hardships ac
companying nights and days of cease
less fighting and then there was the
The general said there had been
fearful losses among the troops.
which required a constant re-forming
of companies, brigades and divisions,
but with all or these difficulties to
overcome and contend with, the spirit
ot the men was unbroken In their de
termination, as he put it, "to hold at
KANSAS CITY (JROCERS HERE
Wholesale Brokers Confer With Dean
. II. Mumford.
A committee representing the
Wholesale Grocery Brokers' Associa
tion of Kansas City came to Colum
bia this afternoon to confer with Dean
F. B. Mumford, state food adminis
trator. The association has offered
Its services to the State Food Admin
istration and the committee expects
to work out plans here for co-operation.
H. Florsheim is chairman of
Homecoming Workers art Arrested.
Martin Sommer and Herman Hans
mann. freshmen in the University,
were arrested this afternoon for
pasting Ms and Ks on Uie lamp globes
on Broadway and Eighth street. They
uere taken to the Dolice station where
they said that they were working un
der oreders of a homecoming com
mittee and that they did not know
that they were violating a city
ordinance. They were told to remove
the signs they had put up and were
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THE ETEJflJTG MISSOTJRIAX, TUESDAY, XOYEMBER 27, 1917.
CHURCHES TO UNITE
-- -.MaaaA wllllnAnill
or Christians all over 'the world have
plenty. I plead with you for help for
awmnnm A tVDi,
first of December. Mr. Price took
graduate work in dairying at the Uni
versity last year. Mrs. Price was
formerly Miss Frances Dunn of Salt
Monroer Miss 'Wise was graduated
from the School of Journalism or the
University In 1916.
UaII ninh t riaan Wotaa.
were the greatest radicals or all
"Isaiah's warning to the Jews," he
said, "telling them not to make en-
Tlgers Rooters, Attention!
For the Thanksgiving game' ,
will want yellow chrysanthemuW
The market Is very uncertain Piace
HOW WE SHA
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