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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1917.
IHY ARE ENLISTING
Examination of Applicants
for Third Training Camp
3 MORE FOR NAVY
Officer Here to Secure Men
for Engineering Work
Late trains caused the delay of Lieu
tenant P. B. Taylor, medical exami
ner, of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from
reaching ColumDia until yesterday aft
ernoon to examine the ninety-seven
students and former students who had
applied for admission to the Third Of
ficers' Training Camp to be held at
Camp Pikei Little Rock, Ark. The
tests were to begin at 9 o'clock in the
morning, but due to Lieutenant Tay
lor's failure to reach here before 4
o'clock only those from out of the
city were examined yesterday. The
others will be given their examina
tions today and tomorrow.
Forty-eight men are to be chosen
from Columbia for this training
camp. Notices to those selected will
be sent out by Wednesday.
Recrulllng Officer Com In p.
To give the young men of Colum
bia a final opportunity to enter some
special branch of national service
prior to the going Into effect of the
second draft, December 15, a recruit
ing sergeant of the regular army will
, come to Columbia Monday to enlist
men in the aviation section and sig
nal corps of the army. Engineers,
mechanics, stenographers' and clerks
are badly needed. Major. Cralgie says,
and opportunities for advancement
are offered. After a year's service
an examination for a second lieuten
ant's commission may be taken.
The recruiting sergeant will ex
plain all .details desired at the com
mandant's office and will be prepared
to send applicants directly to St.
Louis for final registration and as
signment. Major Craigie reports that the
aviation section is becoming more
important daily and declares that all
war experts agree this branch of the
war service will be the means of
.. .Hiding the present struggle.
Three More Into, the XaTy.
At the navy recruiting station In
the Exchange National Bank three
men signed up for service yesterday.
Those who enlisted were: Harry Sut
ton, Lloyd Glasscock and John An
derson. This makes a total of twelve
men who have registered for service
in the navy under the direction of
Miss Frances Gray. The men leave
for St Louis at 10:50 o'clock tomor
Horace V. Ware, first-class elec
trician In the United States Navy Re
cruiting service, came to Columbia
yesterday and will open a recruiting
office in the Virginia Building Tues
day morning for the rest of the week.
Mr. Ware reports that 20,000 men are
wanted for the engineering corps of
the Navy between now and December
15. A large number of the men ac
cepted will be used on ships now idle
in eastern ports, which will be used
In transporting troops across the At
lantic. TWO GIRLS OF 15 MARRY
licenses to Miss Edith Berry
Miss Ella Perkins.
Miss Edith Berry, 15 years old, of
1800 Gordon street, was married to
Harvey Sexton, 31 years old, of 216
Orr street, late yesterday afternoon
in the women's rest room of the
Courthouse by the Rev. W". S. St. Clair.
The bride's mother, Mrs. Nannie Kile,
gave her consent to the wedding.
Marriage licenses were granted yes
terday to Miss Ella Perkins, 15 years
old, and Ross Watson, 22, both of Co
lumbia and Miss Ruby Lucille Boothe,
19. of Hallsville, and Claude H. Cock
rill, 25, of Rossville.
3I.U.JIEX IX TWELFTH EXGIXEERS
Corps Played Important Part In Re
cent Fighting at Camhral.
Several men from the University of
Missouri are members of the Twelfth
Engineers, which has played an im
portant part in the recent fighting near
Cambrai. Captain W. W. Burden, a
member of the Twelfth from St Louis,
recently wrote that It headed the his
toric London parade and was among
tbe first American units under shell
fire in France.
11 Dronn When Tug Founder..
By Associated Tress
ATLANTIC CITY, Dec. S. Swamp-
by mountainous seas, driven by
ne of the worst "back east" gales
this section of the coast has ex
perienced In years, the tug Eugene
Moran foundered three miles off the
upper beach late today and sunk
ith all hands on board. The cap
tain and ten men were lost.
Bethany Circle Meets.
The Bethany Circle of the Chris
tian Church met yesterday afternoon
from 3 to 5 o'clock In the church par
lors. Seven members were taken in.
yrs. L. D. Shobc gave a talk on the
relationship of the circle to the Wom
b's Christian Board of Missions. Mrs.
Jra S. Griffith led the devoUonal serv
ices and spoke on "Consecration."
Dec 9. Thirteen more shopping days be
Dee. 11. Tim elimination tryoats for
varsity debating teams University
Auditorium at 3 o'clock and Y. M.
C A. Auditorium at 7 o'clock.
Dec. IS. College Women's Mass Meeting
at 4 o'clock In the University An
dltorlam. Speakers: Mrs. B. F.
Ilusch, chairman of the Women's
Committee of the Missouri Conn
ell of Defense, and Mrs. Edmund
Brown of the St. Lonls Red Cross.
Dec. 21. Friday. 4 p. m. Christmas holi
Jan. 3. Thursday. 8 a. m. Christmas
Jan. 14-18. Farmer's Week.
XORWAY APPROVES AflEX DRAFT
Papers Say It Is Only Fair for Xat
nrallzed Citizens to Serre Country.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press)
CHRISTIANIA, Nov. 25. Newspa
pers find little or no ground for criti
cism In the proposal originating In
the last session of the American
Congress that alien neutrals living in
the United States should be subject
to draft In the American Army. On
the contrary the papers here find it
quite natural that the United States
should call every able bodied man
of the neutral nations into the ranks
and say it would not be sensible for
the American Government to permit
uaiurauzea ioreigncrs to remain in.
that country enjoying its privileges
while native Americans are sent to
the front to fight In their defense.
Of the thousands of young Norweg
ians who have emigrated to the Unit
ed States, many left Norway because
of their unwillingness to serve In the
army and haye gone to the great north
west, wnere tney nave built homes.
Many of them have not established
their American citizenship, although
they have lived for -ears in the. United
States and Intend to make it their
home in the future.
There is an agreement between Nor
way and the United States that Norwegian-Americans
returning to Nor
way shall not be drafted into the Nor
wegian army until they have been
here two years. Most of those return
ing here on visits are careful to leave
before this two years has expired.
Now that the proposal to draft them
Into the American Army has been
brought forward some of the newspa
pers seem to derive satisfaction from
the possibility that Norwegians who
left home to escape military service
might be compelled to serve in the
STOCKMAX SUES BAILROAD
S. IT. Woods Charges He Lost $3W0
by Failure of Katy to Deliver Car.
S. H. Woods, a stockman of Ash
land," filed suit yesterday with the
Circuit Clerk against the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Railway Company
for $323.90 which represents expenses
incurred through the failure of the
railway company to deliver a stock car
at Hallsville on time last October. Ex
tra feed, storage and shrinkage are
given as the cause for the loss.
Asbury Brothers of Centralia filed
suit against C. C. Boyd, also of Cen
tralia, for $90 on contract The pe
tition charges that Boyd contracted
to buy 10,000 pounds of flour when the
market was high. After 3,650 pounds
had .been delivered he refused to take
the remainder. The $90 represents the
loss in profit through the lowering" of
the price of flour.
STAMP LITERATURE HERE SOOX
J. B. McBaine Says Work on Sale
Will Xot Start for Day or Two.
The 'literature -to be used in the
sale of Saving Certificates In 'Boone
County has been mailed to J. P. Mc
Baine, but until he receives it no fur
ther steps may be taken. However,
in a day or two everyone will be
asked to help in this campaign to
raise $63S,000, which is the amount
allotted to Boone County to subscribe.
The thrift stamps and certificates
may be obtained at the postoffice
now and in a day or two the banks
will have them for sale.
ALUMXAE TO EXTERTAIX JAX. 1
Kansas City Chapter to GiTe Party for
M. U. Students Past and Present
The Kansas City chapter of the Uni
versity of Missouri Alumnae will give
a reunion for University students, past
and present, on January 1 at Drexel
Hall, Hunter and Balitmore avenues.
Admittance will be 75 cents.
Dancing, cards, stunts, speeches
and songs are being planned, though
the nature of the reunion Is simply a
get-to-gether meeting. This Is the
third New Year party that has been
given by the Kansas City chapter.
Musical Program for Sunset Clnb.
A special musical program by
Christian College girls has been ar
ranged for the regular meeting of the
Sunset Club at 4:30 o'clock this aft
ernoon in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
Following the program a fellowship
luncheon will be held at which Captain
Chester Longwell, a former student
of the University, will speak.
Former Student With Burroughs Co.
Jerry A. Palmer, a student in the
School of Journalism, is now con
nected with the advertising depart
ment of the Burroughs Adding Ma
chine Co., Detroit, Mich.
F. A. Sampson Reported Improving;
F: A. Sampson, former secretary
of the State Historical Society, who
was taken to the hospital Friday
with pneumonia, is reported improving.
Committee From Missouri
Division of National De
fense Council Coming.
A CONFERENCE HERE
Luncheon Will Be Given
for Visitors Wednesday
Representatives from the Women's
Committee of the Missouri Division
of the Council of National Defense,
who are traveling through the state
In a private car, will arrive In Co
lumbia next Wednesday. .They will .
spend the day here.
The object of the tour is to bring
the women of the committee into
closer understanding with the women
of the state. An effort will be made
to have the members of the women's
organizations of the county come into
communication with the representa
tives, and to that end a program has
Following the conference in the
morning at the Union Building, there
will be a luncheon for the committee
women In the Gordon Hotel Building;
At 2 o'clock there will be a mass
meeting of county and town women
at the Presbyterian Church. A mass
meeting for University and Stephens
and Christian College women will be
held at 4 o'clock.
The meetings will be in the nature
of patriotic demonstrations. What
each woman may do to help the state
will be explained.
OBJECTS TO CAKELESS CHARITY
People Xot Deserving Should Xot Be
Considered, Lee Walker Says.
"Persons should not give anything
to beggars," said Lee Walker, presi
dent of the Columbia Charity Organ
ization Society, yesterday. "The only
way that begging can be forced out
ot the city is for the residents to re
fuse to give anything to individuals
asking for aid on the street."
All persons asking for relief and
those in need not asking for it
should be turned over or reported to
the Charity Organization Society,
second flqor of the Nowell Building.
There the field agent and the visltlr'g
nurse will investigate and take care
of all cases. Mr. Walker said that in
discriminate giving on the part of
the citizens is opposed to scientific
charity, opposed to the ordinance of
the city and detrimental to the best
welfare of Columbia.
All the business men of the town
have a card, which the society has
given them, on which is stated that
all seeking aid should apply to the
Columbia Charity Organization So
ciety, as the owner of the card has
given his funds to it for the proper
expenditures for the relief of the
WILL STOP PROFITEERIXG
Xormal Profits of the Pre-War Period
to Be Basis.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. Early
termination of profiteering In the dls
tributton of foodstuffs is the hope of
the Food Administration now that
most of the staple commodities have
been brought under license. In most
instances average normal profits of
the pre-war period will be used as a
basis for determining what reasonable
margins should be made.
A recent order issued by President
Wilson directs the food administration
to find the normal profit that obtained
in food stuffs transactions in the per
iod prior to July 1, 1914, when busi
ness was under free, competitive, con
ditions. COAL DEALERS MUST HELP
Fuel Administration Insists on Prop
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. Coal deal
ers who refuse to co-operate with the
Fuel Administration in its efforts to
obtain a proper distribution of fuel
will be put out of business. This
was made clear tonight in a state
ment by Fuel Administrator Garfield,
giving the text of a sharp telegram
addressed to a Philadelphia firm ac
cused of declining to aid the admin
istration. The firm replied that the charges
made against it were false and that
it was ready to co-operate fully.
YARX RECEIVED BY M. U. GIRLS
Another Shipment Is Expected the
First of Xext Week.
The shipment of yarn which was
ordered for University girls has all
been distributed. The girls were so
eager to begin knitting that they wait
ed In line until every skein had ibeen
given out. Another shipment is ex
pected the first of next week.
1 Major RaTenel to Rumania.
The Army and Navy Journal pub
lished an article recently telling of a
force of doctors and nurses, under
the command of Colonel McCall, be
ing ordered to Rumania for relief
work. Major M. P. Ravenel, formerly
professor of preventive medicine In
the University, Is
expedition and Is
a member of the j second lieutenant In the Infantry sec
second in com- tion at the close of the Officers' Traln
ing Camp at Leon Springs, Tex.
' EFFORTJI iolO
Central Powers Developing
Maximum Military Power
LINE STILL HOLDS
Little Fighting oa Other
War Fronts in Last Twenty-Four
By Associated Press
Military Interest centers at present
on the Italian front, where the Cen
tral Powers, Rome dispatches declare,
are developing their maximum mili
tary effort In the war.
The ten-lie struggle 'still finds its
. focal point on the Asiago
where Flcid Marshal Conrad
where Flcid Marshal Conrad Von
Hoetzendorf's army, reinforced to
great strength, is trying to force the
passes which lead to the Italian
The bravery of the Italian troops,
who have sacrificed themselves In
large numbers In blocking the- enemy
defenses, has kept the line intact. Even
- kthcHfieavy enemy masses, thrown
against the defenses seemingly regard
less of losses, have not effected a
break In the chain of strong positions
in which the Italians are continuing
There has been little fighting in the
last twenty-four hours in the other
war theaters. The Cambral area, In
which the line has shifted slightly as
the British and German army swung
back and forth;every day in the last
few weeks, is witnessing a let-up InJ
the Intensity of the activities, probably
preparatory to the (beginning of new
engagements. The French front con
tinues virtually stagnant.
In the east the front from the Baltic
to the Black Sea' ls quiet under the
influence of the armistice negotia
Within Russia, where the Bolshe
vik! are still ;ln control of the reins
of government, there are rumors of
Internal detolpment of potential Im
portance. One Is to the effect that
former Emperor Nicholas has suc
ceeded In escaping. Little has devel
oped as to what action the moderate
forces of the nation may be contem
plating in combating the Bolshevik!
mostfufvs, dne of- which lsrreported. ta
be the repudiation of all Russian for
Germans Capture 16,000.
By Associated Press
IX)NDON. Dec. 8. The number of
Italians captured by the Austro-Ger-mans
in their new drive now ex
ceeds 16.000, according to the official
Austrian announcement. Strong
points cast of Asiago have been storm
ed, the statement said.
Rumor That Former Czar Escapes.
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. The Amer
ican consul at Tiflis today reported
a rumor that the former Czar of Rus
sia had escaped. The message car
ried no details and made the claim
that there was no confirmation of the
rumor. No other news was received
here from Russia today.
FEW AUSTRIAXS ARRESTED
Allen Enemy Regulations May Be Ap
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. Sugges
tion that regulations governing alien
enemies within the United States be
applied with less severity to the
many thousand Austrian subjects
who actually are pro-ally, or are In
the American Army, were considered
today by the Department of Justice
officials. It was said the regulations,
which will be issued next week, may
provide exemptions for certain
groups, such as Hungarians, Poles,
Rumanians and Slavs, who emigrated
from Austria's heterogeneous empire
and who now maintain little love for
their mother country. Officials real
ize that it will not be easy to arrange
modification of the general rule with
out impairing- the effectiveness of
the plan, which includes registration
of alien enemies with police authori
ties, thus restricting their travel and
barring them from water fronts.
They believe that a large element of
discrimination must be vested in lo
cal, police officials, particularly in
communities where a big proportion
of the population is foreign.
The Department of Justice tonight
received a few reports of arrested
Austrians, following the declaration
of war, and it was Indicated there
would be many more next week.
Tito Here May Wear Red Cross.
Mrs. L. W. Dumas has finished the
course in surgical dressings and is
now entitled to wear, the Red Cross.
Mrs. Dumas and Mrs. Walter Miller
have also taken the examinations
which will entitle them to wear the
blue veil. Mrs. Miller was the first
woman in Columbia to wear the Red ceived here by way of Oporto and Tuy.
Cross. The blue veil entitles the Outbreaks were also said to have oc
wearer to a teacher's certificate. jcurred at Oporto.
C. If. Fellows Gets a Commission.
Carl H. Fellows of Henrietta, Okla.,
a former student in journalism at the
University of Missouri, was appointed
(Report Issued Saturday.)
For Columbia and Vicinity: Sunday un
setrJrd aad alonlr moderatlnr: probablr
now at nlfhl.
For Missouri: Sunday 1111sHtl.1l and
somenhat warmer; probablv mow west
The low pressure that was central in
western Texas Friday morning has been
a swift traveler. It wan mmi ,-...(,.
day morning in, eastern Tennessee, and is
a storm of marked Intensity belne at
tended by high Wind, rain, sleet and
The Northwest cold ware has followed
quickly in the wake of the low, overspread
InR all of the Plains, Missouri and Miss
isslnnl Valleys. Zero temnenitiir,, Mitfiin
Into Oklahoma and. freezing runs to the
lunrr uiu nranue. it was s below rero
yesterday mo mine In Columbia, the coldest
In 30 years for the first ten days of De
cember. In Columbia cold weather will continue
over Sunday and Monday.
The highest temperature In Columbia
Friday was IS and the lowest Friday
night was 8 below; precipitation Oi;
relative humidity 2 n. m. Frldav ft! nr
tvat. A year ago Friday tbe highest tem
perature was 6S and the lourst .! nr.
clpltntlon 000 Inch.
POOR CALLjOR COAL
Cold Wave Brings Increased
Demand on Local Charity
When the temperature dropped to
8 degrees below zero Friday night,
Cojumbla experienced the coldest
weather for the first ten days of De
cember It has had in the last thirty
years. With the cold wave came suf
fering and an increased demand from
the poor for coal, food and clothing.
Eight families Friday and ten fam
ilies yesterday went to the Columbia
f Charity Organization Society for
coaIv D. E. Major, field agent for the
society, had ten bushels of coal sent
'to each one who asked for aid.
'"No family that has an able-bodied
man in It," said Mr. Major, "has asked
for aid. The families seeking relief
were those in which there was a
widow or a person 111."
The families had from two to five
children. Usually, said Mr. Major,
these persons can get along by buy
ing one bushel of coal at a time, but
when it drops below zero it is neces
sary that they have more. The coal
that has been supplied them will last
about a week, he said.
With the canvass for funds for
charity uearlng a closeLee. Walker,
president of the" Columbia "Charity"
Organization Society, predicts that
from $100 to $150 more will be con
tributed this year than last year.
About $1,250 was collected In the last
year and the society expects to get
from $1,350 to $1,400 this year.
The campaign thus far has netted
the society $1,099.65. The total cash
collections reported by the residence
district is $394.65. Those working
there are: Mrs. E. W. Stephens,
$80.23; Mrs. L. M. Defoe. $112.35;
Mrs. A. F. Neate, $65.25; Mrs. James
Gordon, $71.80, and Mrs. W. K. Bay
less. $82.30. Mrs. J. A. Gibson. Mrs.
C. D. Matthews and Mrs. O. R. John
son. The others have not yet sub
mitted their reports.
Prof. O. d). Kellogg, chairman of
tho University faculty committee,
announced a collection of $190. In
the business section $465 was col
lected In cash and $50 pledged.
"Persons missed by the canvass
ers," said Mr. Walker, "are sending
in their contributions by mail to F.
P. Miller, treasurer, or to me. We
want everyone to contribute to this
cause who possibly can."
SALES IX FARM LAXD
Acres Xear Columbia and Ashland In
Trades Made Last Week.
James H. Reid sold eighty-five
acres five miles east of Columbia
Tuesday to Robert P. Reid for $4,500.
On the same day S. F. Conley dis
posed of a lot in Block 70, Columbia,
to Sallie F. Conley for $9,700. Three
acres adjoining Englewood were sold
by John K. Sapp to Clarence A. Sapp
Wednesday for $400. Clarence A.
Sapp transferred fifty-three acres
one mile south of Englewood to John
K. Sapp for $500.
Lots 13 and 14, Block 43, In Ash
land, were sold by W. L. Lamaster
to George Zumwalt Thursday for
YAQUIS KILL FIVE AMERICAXS
One German and Three Chinese Also
Tortured and Killed.
By Associated Press
NOGALES, Ariz., Dec. 8. Five Am
ericans, one German and three Chi
nese were tortured and then shot to
death by the YaquI Indians who raided
Esperanza, seventy miles south of
Guaymas, Sonora, Thursday, accord
ing to a report brought here tonight
by an American mining party.
Revolution in Portugal.
By Associated Press
MADRID, Dec. 8. A revolution has
broken out in Lisbon, the capital of
Portugal, according to a dispatch re-
Women's Ag Clnb Has Meeting.
At a meeting of the Women's Agri
cultural club of the University Thurs
day night. It was decided that the club
would guide all women and girl visi
tors during Farmere' Week through
the departments of the University.
HALIFAX DEATH TOLL
I ILL REACH 4,000,
Superintendent of Morgues
Reports That 1,000 Bodies
Have Been Recovered
From Stricken Area.
SOME BELIEVE HIS
FIGURES TOO HIGH
Hundreds of Bodies Have
Been Consumed by the
Flames Names of Dead
May Never Be Known.
By Associated Press
HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 8. Four
thousand dead. This is the new es
timate tonight of the superintendent
of morgues, whose duty it is to as
semble and expose for Identification,
if possible, the bodies of those who
perished by shot or fire when the
munition ship Mont Blanc blew up
in the harbor Thursday.
The estimate was based upon the
records of his district assistants,
who late tonight reported a total of
1,000 bodies recovered. They had
figured on a certain number for a
prescribed area. There appears to be
no other way of determining the loss.
Hundreds perhaps thousands of
bodies have been consumed by the
flames and in scores of cases not
only those bodies, but whole neigh
borhoods have been, wiped out and the
names of all their dead may never
Many think his estimate too high,
but all admit that the superintend
ent's way of figuring is as good as
Estimate 4,000 Dead.
By Associated Press
AMHERST. N. S.. Dec. 8. An esti
mate of 4,000 persons dead in the
Halifax disaster was contained In the
private telegram received from the
stricken city today by an undertaking
firm here. The message asked that
4,000 coffins be sent to Halifax at
The City Isolated Yesterday.
By AkKcIated press
ST. JOHNS, New Brunswick, Dec
8. Halifax is isolated in her desola
tion today. Storm bound, the devas
tated city has been cut off from vir
tually all communication from . the
outside. Intermittent communica
tions by telegraph, uncertain and hes
itating in the early hours of the day,
were followed by complete suspension
so far as could be learned here.
The fate of the sufferers from the
explosion of last Thursday is causing
the greatest concern, a3 temporary
quarters for the homeless are limited
and supplies of window glass and
roofing paper that might mako dam
aged buildings habitable are lacking
in sufficient quantities to meet the
Reports from Truro, 60 miles from
Halifax, say the whole section is.
storm swept and that the fnry of the
blizzard is hardly less cruel than the
destroying flames. The relief trains
that raced with tbe storm in hopes
of getting the supplies into Halifax
before the tracks were blocked by
the fast falling snow failed and'today
the relief parties were themselves in
need of succor.
Cant Estimate Fatalities.
By Associated Press
HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 8. The Mas
sachusetts relief train that left Bos
ton' Thursday night arrived here to
day. It was absolutely Impossible to
estimate with any degree of accuracy
the number of deaths as a result of
the explosion on Thursday. Fifteen
hundred dead is the" generally ac
In one morgue there are 300 bodicB.
They were viewed by a mulUtude to
day but only a few were identified.
There are probably 200 other bodies
on view awaiting identification. In
the greater number of cases this will
not be possible.
A citizens' committee Issued a state
ment today saying that between 3,000
and 4,000 dwellings occupied by the
poorer classes had been destroyed, af
fecting approximately 25,000 persons.
Investigation shows that almost 20,-
000 persons are destitute.
Greater Than Any War Explosion.
By Associated Press
MONTREAL. Dec. The tremen
dous force exerted by the explosion
that destroyed the north half of Hall
fax last Thursday is said by the cor
respondent of the Montreal Star to
have been greater than any explosion
In the war zone daring the present
war. Debris from shells, steel plates
and shrapnel have .been found over an
area of 10 square miles within a 5
Two American vessels, one a naval
j cruiser, were 45 miles off shore mak
ing tor port at tne moment or the ex
plosion. The shock was so great that
the chief officer of the warship be
lieved at first, tbe correspondent says,
that the cruiser had struck a mine.
Then, seeing another vessel on tbe
horizon, he conclnded he had boea