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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 20, 1917.
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9(1 PER CENT CLAirl
Lawyers Giving Aid to Reg
istrants Rushed With
SHOULD "COME EARLY
Wives Accompany Men to
Swear. to the Information
Fully 90 per cent or the draft ques
tionnaires turned in so far to the
draft board have claimed exemption,
Columbia draft officials estimated this
afternoon. About 150 men, women
and children waited their turn dur-
ing the day to get the assistance of
the four lawyers who helped them fill
out their blanks. The number was
' so large that several county officials
put their work away and also helped.
It is the advice of the draft board
that men needing help on their list of
questions should come to the Court
house as soon as they receive the
questionnaires, as the length of time
granted every man makes certain
that hundreds will try to crowd In
the last few days.
The majority of the papers are
filled In entirely by the lawyers, ex
cept for the signatures, and each pa
per takes from one-half to one hour
to fill out. If exemption is claimed
on the grounds of dependencies alone,
not as much time is taken as if it is
claimed because of agricultural occu
pation, in which case much informa
tion must be given.
Most of the men are accompanied
by their wives, who look on with
anxious eyes. Each wife had to swear
that the information which their hus
bands gave as to what It took to sup
port them and their children, and an
swers to questions relating to other
domestic matters, were true. One
young farmer, when asked how much
he had spent in the support of his
wife and 5-month-old baby, thought
a while and then answered, "Oh, I
guess as much as $200."
The quartermaster corps is the
branch of service preferred by most
of them, according to Frank G. Har
ris, one of the attorneys on duty to
day. Frank G. Harris, II. D. Murry, J. P.
McBalne and Doyle G. Clark helped
the registrants today.
' FIRST BASKETBALL GAME
Tigers Will Play Henry Kendall Here
The Henry Kendall basketball team
arrived in Columbia at 4:20 o'clock
this afternoon. The team was sched
uled to arrive here shortly after noon,
but missed connections at Centralia.
The team that Athletic Director
Meanwell will start in the Initial
game of the present season has not
been picked as yet. However, Judg-
ing from the men who have been used
In the nractlce games with the fresh
men, the following line-up seems the
one most probable: Captain Camp
bell, center; Slusher and wacKner,
guards; Shirkey and Ruby, forwards.
Harry Viner, star guard, will be un
able to play, due to an injured ankle
received during the past football sea
son. The game will start at 7:15
KECTOK WILL GO TO FRANCE
Rer. J. II. George Receives Notice to
Sail December 20.
The Rev. J. H. George, rector of
Calvarv Enisconal Church, received a
telegram this morning ordering him
to sail from an Atlantic port Decem
ber 26 for France, where he will do"
Y. M. C. A. work. Mr. George win oe
present at the children's Christmas
festival at the church Saturday after
noon nnrt will conduct services at
the church Sunday morning, but will
be unable to hold Sunday evening
services as he had nlanned. He will
leave for the East Sunday night.
Mr. George has just returned from
a school of Instruction conducted by
the Y. M. C. A. in Chicago. He ex
pected to be able to remain in Colum
bia until after Christmas Day.
PREPARED FOR HOLIDAY RUSH
Extra Stamp Window and Weighing
Table at Postoffice.
The Postoffice has prepared for the
Christmas mall by installing another
stamp window and placing a table
in the lobby, where packages may be
weighed from 9 o'clock in the morn
ing until 7 in the evening. The mail
has been heavy for the last three
days and clerks and assistants have
had to work overtime.
Postmaster J. H. Guitar said this
morning that packages should be
sent early because trains all over the
country are running behind sched
ules, causing the mail to be late. He
said that a greater number of pack
ages were being wrapped and tied
securely than formerly.
Agricultural Club to Meet Tonight.
A meeting of the Agricultural Club
will be held at G:45 o'clock tonight
in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium to elect
afflrera fnr the second semester. A
meeting of the seniors of the College
cf Agriculture will be held just be
fore the club meets.
Dec, 20. Three more shopping days be
Dec. 20 Spend a Christmas doar and
Dec. 19 It's not to late to Join the Bed
Dec. 21 Address by Dr. Lyman Wilbur,
iicsiucut ui ueianu aiamoru uui
rerslty at 10 a. m. In University
Dec. 21. Friday, 4 p. m Christmas boll-
Jan. 3. Thursday, 8 a. m. Christmas
Jan. 11-18. Farmer's Week.
UNION PLANS CAMPAIGN
Students Will Work Among Alumni
At a meeting of students from vari
ous counties last night at the Mis
souri Union Building, Morris Dry.
president of the student body, ex
plained the method the Union Is go
ing to use during the vacation to add ,
new members to the organization.
Students of each county will be asked
to organize and work among the
former students and alumni in their
respective counties during the vaca
tion, advertising the Union and tak
ing subscriptions. It is the purpose
of the men In charge to form at least
a nucleus of an organization of the
alumni In each county. The stu
dents from several of the counties
hae already completed their plans.
EARLY TIN OFFERED
Wabash Plans Change in
Time to Make Better Con
At the Commercial Club luncheon
this noon, II. S. Jacks, secretary of
the club, presented a new train
schedule, which the Wabash Railway
has suggested, giving an early morn
ing train out of Columbia, provided
that the citizens will be content with
the curtailing of the 8:20 o'clock
train out and the 10:10 o'clock even
ing train into the city.
Mr. Jacks said that this would give
about the same amount of passenger
service and that the proposed early
morning train, to leave here at 5 or
5:30 q'clock, would make connections
with Moberly accommodations, meet
ing a train that reaches St. Louis at
11 o'clock in the morning, and mak
ing easy connections with a Chicago
and Alton train tcr Kansas "Gity.
The reasons Mr. Jacks gave as fa
voring the change were that it would
allow a freight crew to live here In
stead of in Centralia and it would
help greatly in the development of
coal mines at Switzler, allowing the
men to leave here at an early hour
and return at 3:45 O'clock after an
eight-hour work day. Switzler can
employ about thirty men in the
mines from Columbia If such accom
modations could be made, said Mr.
U. ST MAKES TOYS NOW
Increase In Production Since. War
Started Is Around 100 Per Cent
Real American-made toys without
the stamp, "made in Germany" are
found on the toy counters and in the
toy shops this year. Even the big
"French" dolls are not popular for
they were made in Sonneberg, Ger
many. The few German-made toys
that are found were sent to this coun
try prior to 191C. The United States
as a toy manufacturer is coming into
Its own and Germany as the toy cen
ter of the world is a thing of the
past. From now on the only rival
the United States will have will be
Japan, for that country was quick to
seize the opportunity to supplant the
.German in the American toy field.
There can be found a bewildering
array of games, real steamless en
gines, one and two-ring circuses with
bareback riders and clowns, Sandy
Andy or sand toys, painting sets and
miniature kitchen cablnettes with
small samples of groceries.
With the old standbys, tiddlede
winks, authors, and dominoes are
found the newer games, American
made, which combine the serious with
the lighter trend of thought. With
the war comes soldiers, guns, boats,
and also new submarine toys.
The Increase In the manufacture of
tovs in this country since 1913 is ap
proximately 100 per cent. In 1910
the toy production of this country
was about $10,000,000 and Germany
shipped to us toys valued at $12,000,
nnn annually. The toy production of
the world was at that time valued at
$50,000,000, of which $25,000,000 were
produced In Germany. England and
France made a few toys, but not
This vcar the toy production should
reach the alue of $70,000,000 and
with Germany, England and Frrfhce
nrnduclnir very few. it is evident that
the United States and Japan are pro
ducing the bulk of them.
New Dairy Course to Be Given.
A short course in dairy manufac
tures, market milk and milk produc
tion will be given in the College of
Agriculture, January 2 to March 1,
191S. This course is given to meet
ho increased needs for more dairy
men to keep up the standard supply
of dairy products for the state. This
course is open to women as well as
STATE OF SIEGE NOW
Disorder Reigns in Capital
Bolsheviki and Ukrainian
Leaders Disagree. t
ITALIANS DROP BACK
Central Powers Tell Russia
of Their Intended Peace
Offers to Allies.
By Associated Press
A state of siege has been pro
claimed In Petrograd, and the Ukrain
ian Rada has refused to obey an ulti
matum presented by the Bolsheviki
government. Disorder in the capital,
due, it is said, to the looting of wine
cellars and shops, made necessary the
proclamation of a state of siege.
Tbo Ukrainians have refused to per
mit Maximalist troops to cross their
territory to attack General Kaledines
and for this action the Bolsheviki
troops attacked the Rada as it was
sitting In Odessa.
The Bolsheviki government has ac
cused the Ukrainian government of
being friendly to the Constitutional
Democrats and the Cossacks.
Ukraine Is part of the old kingdom
of Poland. It has a population of
Rostov-on-the-Don, recently re
ported captured by the Bolsheviki, is
now said to have been occupied Mon
day by the Cossacks of General Kale
dines, who, according to another re
cent rumor, had been arrested by his
The Cossacks later, according to a
dispatch reaching London from Pet
rograd, proposed to the Bolsheviki
that civil strife come to an end by
declaring the independence of the
Between Monte Grappe and the
Brenta on the, Italian front the Ital
ians are resisting desperately and the
Austro-Germans renewed their efforts
to break through the hills to the
The Italians, after withstanding
strong attacks and inflicting heavy
losses on the enemy, were forced to
retire to new positions when the in
vaders brought up reserves. On the
southern end of the Piavo llnp the
Austro-Germans have been checked.
In several attempts"Td"crors the river.
On the western front the Germans
have not yet given strong indication
of where their advertised drive is to
British shipping losses for the last
week totaled seventeen vessels, a de
crease of four compared with the pre
MISSOURIAN EDITOR TO LEAYE
II. E. Rasmussen Accepts Position in
Harry E. Rasmussen, editor of the
Evening Missourian, has accepted a
position in the Bureau of Censorship
at Washington. He will leave Colum
bia this week and will visit at his
Harrj E. Rnsniusscu.
home In Austin, Minn., before going
to Washington, where he will begin
his duties January 1.
Mr. Rasmussen is a senior in the
School of Journalism and president
of the board of directors of the Mis
sourian. He has served as editor
since last spring. He is a member
of the Dana Press Club, Sigma Delta
Chi akid Q E B H.
The Bureau of Censorship with
which he will be connected is con
ducted under, the direction of the
Postoffice Department. Mr. Rasmus
sen does not know the exact nature
of his duties.
Stephens College Closes.
Stpbens College was dismissed for
the holidays at 10 o'clock this morn
ing and the students, accompanied by
President James M. Wood and Roy
Davis, Jeft on the 10:50 o'clock Wa
bash train. At Centralia, special
trains were waiting for the students
going east and west President Wood
accompanied the train to Kansas City
and Mri Davis the one to St Louis.
Special coaches will be waiting ' at
Kansas City for those students who
go to Oklahoma. The college will
open again January 11.
TOO RIGID, HE SAYS
Fred C. Colvin Criticises
Ordnance Officers for De
BEHIND 3 MONTHS
Many Government Arsenals
Poorly Equipped In
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. In the
Senate military Inquiry today, ord
nance officers were criticized by Fred
H. Colvin, editor of the American Ma
chinist, for imposing too rigid ride
specifications. "Requirements for
interchangeablllty of parts," he said,
"delayed production three months."
He also criticised Government ar
senal methods, saying the Springfield
Arsenal has some machinery fifty
years old, while many ordnance of
ficers, he asserted, have no special
training to qualify them.
Correspondence with Secretary
Baker, which Colvin produced,
showed a controversy between Mr.
Colvin and Mr. Crozier, chief of the
Ordnance Bureau. The former told
Secretary Baker that the arsenal of
ficers were not qualified production
General Crozier said Mr. Colvin
should be barred from inspecting ar
senals, because he insisted that ex
pert machinists and not Army officers
should fie in charge.
Additional testimony regarding the
delay In machine gun production was
furnished by Vice-President Hanson
of the Colt Arms Company at Hart
"Although the new Browning type
was adopted last May," he said, "no
contract was made until July, al
though orders were anticipated and
preliminary work begun."
The delay was explained by Mr.
Hanson as due in- part tr delibera
tions of the Joint Civilian Army
Board, appointed by Secretary Baker
to test and adopt the new weapon.
"Mr. Hanson said his firm is making
deliveries on previous orders of Vick
ers machine guns.
AMERICAN SOLDIERS HONORED
Honard Hailey Writes of Decoration
of Two of His Companies.
Howard W. Hailey, formerly in
structor in advertising in the School
of Journalism, until recently with
the American Field Service in
France, tells in a letter received
here of the de'eoration with the Croix
dc Guerre; of two of his companions,
who were wounded, and the official
citation of his section for bravery un
Tie decorations were awarded at
S at a large military review.
There were several companies of
French drivers. Infantry, cavalry, also
several hundred enlisted men of the
United States Army, now in the
automobile service of the quarter
master department. Two French
captains were made Chevaliers of the
Legion of Honor and a French ser
geant was awarded the Medaille
Militaire. Then the- French com
mandant read the citation of the
American section, and decorated Bob
Lamont, a former student at Prince
ton University, who is 19 years old,
with the Croix de Guerre, the palm
and the Medaille Militaire. Three
other Americans were decorated with
the Croix de Guerre. They were
"Scully, Thompson and Macy. Then
about twenty French drivers were
decorated. The wounded men were
taken 'back to the hospital immediate
ly after the ceremony, but the rest of
the section received permission to re
main in S for dinner.
Mr. Hailey managed to get out to
the United States automobile service
camp near S and saw some
former Missouri students, Ralph
Taylor, C. E. Kane, J. E. Henschel,
Sam Moss, Ralph Lamade, C. D.
Robertson, Joe Travis, A. M. Cowan
and Coburn Herndon.
J. P. Fletcher and J. E. ("Jumbo")
Farmer, have been transferred to the
United States ambulance service.
Herbert English, Clint Collins and
Ben Kline have been sent to another
camp, and George Lamade Is at an
other training camp.
"With the recent setback In Italy,
the capture of the first American sol
diers, and Russia's condition, some of
the American boys are feeling rather
pessimistic, but with the new Allied
Council now directing the operations
for the whole Western front, things
ought to be better. Setbacks may de
lay the final victory but it Is bound
to come. The United States must do
a big part, and do it fast A lot of
American boys will have to face the
music, and it Is not pleasant"'
Mr. Hailey expected to enlist in the
aviation corps, and take his training
in France. His section was taken
over by the United States Army
shortly after the official citation.
Congressman Shackleford nere.
Dorsey W. Shackleford, representa
tive in Congress from this district,
was in Columbia today on business.
He was on-the way to his home at
Jefferson City from Washington, fol
lowing the adjournment of Congress.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
tonight and Friday, probably Hint rain
or snow. Colder Friday. Lowest tempera
ture toniebt above freezing but below
freezing Friday night.
For Missouri: Unsettled but generally
fair tonight and Friday; somewhat cold
Friday and extreme north and west por
Shippers' Forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tem-
nprnfnrp tnnlchf will lu TirM. -i., v ...
30; East and South : "
More or less overcast skies obtain every
where, but precipitation, which has been
light, has been confined to the" Canadian
border and North Taciflc Coast.
The weather east of the. Mississippi
River Is moderating but still Is cold. In
the Central Valleys and Plains tempera
tures approximate the seasonal normal,
but the weather In western Canada Is
In Columbia unsettled weather will con
tinue, probably with some rain or snow
during the next 30 hours, and becoming
colder Friday and Saturday.
The highest temperature in Columbia
yesterday was 4S and the lowest last
night was 40; precipitation 0 00; relative
humidity p. m. yesterday 83 per cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest temper
ature was 3S and the lowest 12 precipita
tion 000 Inch.
Sun rises today 7:23 a. m. Sun sets, 4:t9
Moon sets morn.
Business Men's Committee
Gets 110 Members This
E. Sydney Stephens, district man
ager of the Red Cross membership
campaign this afternoon reported that
the business men's committee took In
110 members for the Red Cross this
morning. Yesterday, the women at
the "banks signed 135 members and
the day before, 375.
In a statement of the progress of
the Red Cross membership campaign,
Mr. Stephens said that the business
men's committee reports most of the
business houses are displaying Red
Cross membership flags, evidencing a
large membership, but that the city's
membership is only 2,500.
The poor enrollment was accounted
for by Mr. Stephens by the fact that
the heads of families probably do not
understand that the campaign Is for
all members of the household; and
that the bad weather had made It Im
possible to reach the country people
and' fifty workers throughout the
country have not been heard from.
Mr. Stephens thinks that the work
is well In hand, however, and that,
with favorable conditions and hard
work, the town and county commit
tees can make a favorable showing to
the national organization Christmas
HORSEFLESH AND HONEY
Two Foods Discussed at Meeting of
Chemical Society Last tght
The annual banquet of the Missouri
Section of the American Chemical
Society was given last night at the
Gardon Hotel Building.
Prof. J. W. Marden was toastmaster
and the Christmas gifts were dis
tributed by Walter. Ritchie. Prof. W.
G. Brown talked on "Honey". After
briefly reviewing the origin of the
term and Its various applications
through the ages; he spoke of the
chemical properties and food value of
honey. Prof. Sidney Calvert, Prof.
Addison Gulick, Prof. L. S. Palmer,
Dr. Mary V. Dover and Prof. P. F.
Trowbridge each gave a three-minute
talk. Professor Trowbridge spoke on
the probable use of horseflesh for
food. He said that many horses were
raised which were too small for work,
but which could be used profitably
for food, and that the horse was the
least prone to disease of all the do
The following officers were elected:
President, L. S. Palmer; vice-president;
Miss Louise Stanley, secretary;
Dr. M. V. Dover; treasurer, Walter
W. L. Howard of California U. Here.
Prof. W. L. Howard of the Uni
versity of California, formerly of the
horticulture department-of the Uni
versity of Missouri, is visiting at the
home of Prof. J. C. Whitten for a few
days. He will spend Christmas at
Gallatin. Mo., where Mrs. Howard Is
now visiting, and then will go east toi
attend a series of scientific meetings.
Professor Howard is in charge of the
pomological work of the University of I
California. He has headquarters at'
Davis, Cal., -the seat of the state
agricultural experiment station.
Get Positions as Stenographers.
The following students from the
Rosenthal School of Commerce ac
cepted positions as stenographers
and office assistants this week: Miss
Arlene Berry, College of Agriculture;
Miss Florence Potter, College of Ag
riculture; Burd Clark, Chicago Metal
and Iron Company; Miss Vespa Arm
istead, Stephens Publishing Com
To Pay Lodge Dues of Army Men.
The proceeds of the 'possum sup
per given last night by the Maccabees
in the Central Bank Building will be
used to pay the duds of the twelve
members who are now In the Army.
The lodge has decided that all dues
of those men in tho service will be
paid by the members at home.
PEACE MS GIVEN
Outline of Terms Received
in Washington Through
COMMENT IS VARIED
Regarded by Many as Effort
to Profit by Recent Suc
cess in Russia.
Bv Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. What
purports to be an outline of the
kaiser's "Christmas peace terms" has
reached here through neutral diplo
matic channels. The so-called terms
are said to include the following:
To leave the disposition of Alsace
Lorraine to a plebiscite of the Inhab
itants. England to pay Germany for the
loss of her African colonies and the
money to be used for rehabilitation
of Belgium, Serbia, Rumania and
Russian provinces bordering the
Baltic and Black seas and Prussia to
become independent under a German
Poland to be considered an Inde
pendent state under Austrian suzer
ainty. Disarmament, freedom of the seas
and commerce to be left to the peace
Rumania, Serbia and Montenegro
to retalrr their original boundaries,
with the right of access to the sea
being granted to Serbia.
Turkey to remain intact
Whether such a proposal of terms
is merely another step in the German
propaganda to Impress the public
mind that the Allies are responsible
for the continuance of the war or a
feeler of peace, is a subject for con
sideration. At first glance some are inclined to
regard the terms as the kaiser's peace
terms, probably designed In large
part to keep the German people under
the Illusion that they are fighting a
There is -a very decided Impression,
however, that Germany, having
gained great advantages In Russia,
might think it to her advantage to
yield, to Allied demands in "many oth
er directions which, in the estimation
of her own statesmen, would strike a
CROATIANS EXPRESS LOYALTY
Brod Na Kupl Society Sends Telegram
to President Wilson.
By Associated Press
CALUMET, Mich., Dec. 20. The
loyalty to America of copper country
Croatlans, subjects and former sub
jects of Austria-Hungary, is ex
pressed in a telegram sent to Presi
dent Wilson by the Brod Na Kupl So
ciety, a branch of the Croatian Be
nevolent Association. The message
represents the allegiance of perhaps
70 per cent of the Croatlans of the
district and demonstrates that they
are entirely in accord with America's
aims In the war. The telegram fol
lows: "His Excellency, President Wood
row Wilson: The Brod Na Kupl, a
Croatian benevolent society, wel
comes the declaration of war against
Austria-Hungary, our former op
pressors, and takes this means of
conveying to you our loyalty.
"Nicholas Chor, President"
Prominent Croatlans have fre
quently expressed their sympathy
with America, and a large number of
young men of that nationality may be
found In the uniform of a soldier or
a sailor. Many of them, have volun
teered, while others are at Camp
Custer. Lfkawise, Croatlans have
evidenced their love of freedom
through donations to the Red Cross,
Y. M. C. A. and other funds.
1C GIRLS FORM UNIT IN FRANCE
Representatives of Smith College
N Alumnae Do Relief Work.
The Smith College Alumnae Asso
ciation, with headquarters at North
ampton, Mass., has a reconstruction
unit at work In France, composed of
about sixteen women, graduates of
that Institution. Each has some spe
cial qualification; for example, one is
a good carpenter and another is apt
at shoe-making and repairing, while
practically all are good teachers.
Nearly all the members of the unit
studied French during their college
careers and ' speak the language
They send reports to he effect that
the French children' under their care
have had no schooling for the last
Other graduates of Smith College
have declared themselves eager to go
and it is expected that another unit
will be organized and sent overseas
Block and Bridle Club Holds Meeting.
The Block and Bridle Club met
Tuesday night to discuss the ways of
assisting during Farmers' Week. The
club took up the disposal of the 50
prize which was presented by Dewltt
C. Wing of the Breeders' Gazette to
the man or men having their live
stock in the best condition for the
Short Course Judging contest
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