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.COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1918
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GERMANY GAVE IN
WASHINGTON, NOV. 11 (3:05 a. m.)
Germany signed the armistice at 5 o'clock
this morning, Paris time. This was an
nounced by the State Department at 2:46
a. m. Hostilities ceased at 11 o'clock Paris
time. The acceptance of Foch's terms
means a complete surrender by Germany.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov.' 11. President Wilson will
address a joint session of Congress today, taking the oppor
tunity to notify the country of the terms to which Germany
bowed in surrender this morning, ending the war.
The President will appear before the joint session at 1
o'clock this afternoon.
I.y United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 1. America's great war
work now is to assist in the establishment of a "just democ
racy throughout the world," said President Wilson in a
proclamation announcing the signing'of the armistice today.
He says: "My fellow countrymen; the armistice was
signed this morning. Everything for which America fought
has been accomplished.
"It will now be our duty to assist by example, by sober
counsel, and by material aid, in the establishment of a just
democracy throughout the world."
YANK DRIVE TREMENDOUS
P.v United Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. During the last hours of
fighting on the western front previous to the ceasing of hos
tilities, General Pershing's first and second armies kept up
a terrific onslaught on the Germans.
At the last reports from the battle field, the Yankee's
drive was on a front of IVi miles between Sedan and the
ENDS AT 5 A. M. CENTRAL TIME
P.v United Press . .
WASHINGTON, Nov. ll.-At 6 o'clock this morn
ing, United States eastern time, the greatest war in history
came to an end.
The State Department officially announced early today
that the German plenipotentiaries had signed the U. S.
Allied terms at Marshal Foch's headquarters at : o clock
this morning, and that hostilities had ceased at 1 1 o clock,
both French time.
While the armistice merely halts the war and does not
end it the terms laid down by Foch are known to be such as
to prevent Germany from renewing hostilities.
The war may therefore be definitely regard as definitely
5 L LONDON, Nov. 11. It
the armistice with Germany was signcu y - ...
MONS IS CAPTURED
By united Press iTfnn the Belgian city made
famous dv the defense of 'the
been captured, Field Marshal
TERMS AT 5 A. Ml
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Dean F. B. Mumford Called
by Hoover to Washington
To a Conference.
TO BE HELD TUESDAY
Possibility of Early End of
War Makes New Pol
F. B. Mumford, federal food admin
istrator for Missouri, received a tele
gram from Herbert Hoover yester
day calling him to a conference of all
federal food administrators in Wash-.
Sngfion next Tuesday. In view of
the present war situation, this con
ference will be one of unusual Im
portance, the telegram said.
The swift developments in Europe
have so altered the plans of the Food
Administration that some radical
changes probably will be made in the
food conservation program at this
conference." said Mr. Mumford this
morning. "When plans for the com
ing year were made, the Food Ad
ministration went on the assumption
that the war would last at least
another year. The unexpected col
lapse of the Central Powers this ear
ly has necessitated some changes be
"Mr. Hoover already has intimated
the percentage of substitutes in wheat
bread probably would be reduced, on
account of the opening of the Med
iterranean. This will make the wheat
of India and Australia more accessi
ble. "This does not mean, however, that
the entire food conservation program
will be relaxed. Contrary to this
seeming widespread impression, strict
economy in all the staple foods must
be continued, even If Germany should
quit the war. America has promised
to export almost 18 million tons of
focd this year, 50 per cent more than
was exported last year, and this
promise must be fulfilled, whether the
war continues or ends. To let down
at this time in food conservation
undoubtedly would result in disaster
to the Allied nations. No new crops
can be grown over night."
Not only must this promise to the
Allies be fulfilled. Mr. Mumford
pointed out. but some 120 million neu
trals, victims of Germany and the
war, must be fed. And the smaller
nations, which are now valiantly
breaking away from the decaying
Austrian Empire and setting up their
own governments must be kept In
food. They cannot be liberated polit
ically and allowed to starve.
' "The efforts of the American peo
ple' last year in saving food; espec
ially wheat, prevented a collapse In
the morale of the Allies," Mr. Mum
ford continued. "It was lack of food
which helped to cause Russia's dis
integration; It was lack of "food to a
large extent which has caused the
break-down In the Central Powers:
it was lack of food a year ago which
Germany Gives Up
Land West of Rhine
BY CARL D. GROAT
WASHINGTON Nov. 11. President Wilson this afternoon told Congress and
the world the terms Germany accepted when she signed the armistice.
These terms picture Germany surrendering abjectly to General Foch on the field,
her army beaten, her government overturned and her master in flight.
A small Congress and a small crowd heard the President's burningwoVds.! Wild
enthusiasm ran riot. x
The German surrender
almost put Italy out of the war when
Austria made her last great drive.
And it was sufficient food supplied
.by this country last winter which
kept the Allies intact and put them In
a position to take the offensive away
from Germany and drive straight
through the strongest German de
"These splendid efforts of the Am
erican people must not be nullified
by a let-down now in food economy.
The period of reconstruction after the
war will be a critical one from a
food viewpoint. Food must be sup
plied to a starving world; and Amer
ica will be the hope of these starv
"Our new program will be dis
cussed at this important conference
in Washington next Tuesday. Many
alterations undoubtedly will have to
be made to meet the swift changes
in the war situation."
HOLIDAY IN CITY
When Dean J. C. Jones, acting pres
ident of the University, was notified
by the Missourian today that the ar
mistice had been signed, he declared
! a holiday for the entire University, be
ginning at 11 o'clock.
Mayor J. E. Boggs -declared a holi
day for the afternoon for the city.
DRAFT CALLS ARE -TO
Dr United Press.
WASHINGTON, "Nov. 11. President
Wilson today authorized Provost Mar
shal General Crowder to notify all
draft boards that calls now outstand
ing for military service are cancelled.
Pending further Instructions no
more inductions will be made into the
Army nor entrainment promoted un
der these calls, according to an offi
cial announcement today.
Boone County is scheduled to send
105 men to camp at San Antonio, Tex.,
at 8 oclock tomorrow morning, ac
cording to Harry S. Jacks, secretary
of the local draft board.
These men will be entrained at that
time, unless orders areTecelved to
the contrary' before they are due to
lesve, said Jacks today after hearing
of the President's order.
The St. Louis men drafted in the
same call have already entrained, said
Jacks. He thought It possible that
where part of the men called from a
state had been sent to camp, others
in the same call would also be sent.
in the same call would be sent on.
Hartqulst to Visit Father.
A. W. Hartqulst. local war work
secretary for the Y. M.-C. A., left to
day for his home. Fort Dodge, to be
with his father who is 111
Cessation of hostilities.
Evacuation of the left bank of the Rhine.
Evacuation of invaded territory, including Alsace-Lorraine and
Surrender of a vast amount of guns and equipment.
Surrender of a vast amount of rolling stock in occupied territory.
Abandonment of Bucharest and treaties.
Unconditional surrender of all German forces in East Africa.
Reparation of damage done.
Surrender of stores, of submarines and larger war craft.
Concentration of air craft at stipulated points.
Evacuation of all Black Sea ports.
Restoration of all Allied and United States merchant vessels.
Duration of the armistice to be 30 days.
By United Tress.
THE HAGUE, Nov. 11. A preplexing question was precipitated
by the arrival of the former kaiser and his party in Holland.
They were all heavily armed and internment therefore is suggested.
Ity United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Fuel Administrator Garfield today
lifted the order for lightless nights, so that the country could have
illumination for its victory celebration.
Ry United Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Extension of the American Navy will
go ahead despite the armistice, Secretary of the Navy Daniels stated
today. The United States will have a big share in the policing of the
world in the future and must be expanded accordingly, the secretary
Oy United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. An order was issued today to elim
inate all Sunday and overtime work in Government construction or
in Government owned or controlled plants and in plants producing
Ity United Tress.
LONDON, Nov. 11 (12:40 p.
out today to assist the police in
signing of the armistice.
TO SEND GIFT BOXES XOV. 20
Committer Receives 1G Christmas Car
tons for Hoys In France.
Only sixteen Christmas cartons
have been mailed out to the soldiers In
France since November 2, according
to the Christmas parcels committee
in charge of the work In the postoffice
lobby. All parcels must be sent by
The cartons which are securely
packed, are wrapped In heavy paper,
a Christmas seal is placed around the
carton and the printed label sent
home by the soldier is pasted on top.
No boy overseas can receive a parcel
unless he scnd3 back a label.
There are three classes of parcels
for the soldiers, according to Mrs. W.
E. Harshe. chairman of the Christmas
parcels committee. First, there are
the parcels for the soldiers who have
sent their labels home; there are the
parcels for the friendless soldiers
whose labels are sent cut by the war
m.). Special constables were called
handling the crowds celebrating the
office; and the packages for the war
workers in Europe whose labels may
be obtained from Mrs. Harshe.
MAJOR WI.VS OUT IX SETEXTII
Official Count Snatches Victory From
The Seventh District race for con
gressman was so close that It took the
official count to decide it. Sam Major.
Democrat, wins by sixty-two votes, ac
cording to the official count. Unoffi
cial figures had given the victory to
Salts by a margin of forty-one. On
the official count Salts' Pettis County
majority was reduced by eighty-four
and his m. 'ority In Green County by
nineteen, giving Major the election.
.Mr. Sallle Landrum Die.
Mrs. Sallie Landrum. about 75 years
of age. died yesterday at the county
Infirmary. She was burled at 10
o'clock this morning In Columbia