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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1919.
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Former Students Who Gave
Lives Are Eulogized by
Dean Walter Miller.
NEW $10,000 GIFT
Donor Increases Fund for
Journalism Building, Pres
ident Hill Announces.
The University of Missouri halted
today to recognize the achievements
of those of its students who had com
pleted the courses prescribed. Each
graduate, Jn accordance with cus
tom, rose as his name was called and
stood until hlsUegree had been con
ferred. There were others who might have
been on the lists read off by the
deans fifty-one others who could not
stand in person while their Alma
Hater honored them. They made up
the University's contribution in hum
an life toward the winning of the
great war Some of them lie In
France; others are1 buried in this
Fifty.One DIM In Nation's Service.
The fifty-one, President A. yRoss
Hill explained, are those of the Uni
versity's alumni and former students
who died in the Nation's service. Some
died on the battlefield, charging Ger
man machine guns; some died in air
plane accidents; pneumonia and in
fluenza took others. About three
thousand former students of the Uni
versity joined the army and navy dur
ing the war, said President Hill.
Dean Walter Miller of the Graduate
School eulogized the fifty-one in the
only address of the exercises. He
mentioned the proposed memorial
tower to be erected in their honor,
and said that not an alumnus or for
mer student should be without a share
in the building.
Help Save the Civilized World.
"These men had no professional In
terest in war," he said. "The Ger
mans might have been urged on by
the promise of an opportunity to loot
the homes of unoffending strangers,
but there was no such inducement for
these University men."
Dean Miller said that Chateau
Thierry, St Mihiel and "the Argonne
Forest would some day be ranked
with Marathon and other occasions
when the civilized world was saved
from invasion and destruction.
Two Get Honnry Degrees.
The honorary degree of LL.D. was
conferred upon two visitors Thomas
Benton Catron and E. A. Birge.
Mr. Catron, President Hill jfcid,
was possibly the oldest living grad
uate of the University of Missouri. He
was graduated in 1860. Since then
he has lived most of the time in New
Mexico, where he has held numerous
offices, including that of United States
Mr. Birge has seen long service in
the faculty of the University of Wis
consin, and is now president of that
President Hill announced that the
man who some time ago gave $50,000
for a new journalism building had
added $10,000 to his gift to make pos
sible the erection of the structure
even at the present'high cost of build
ing. Fund Ghen by An Alumnus.
"The fund is given by an alumnus
of the School of Journalism," said
President Hill. "This is the first
school of the University to have a
graduate provide for a new building.
The building will be the first build
ing of (the University to be erected
from the donation of one person."
An increase in the income to the
University from the William Gregory
Fund, the president announced, would
make the Gregory senior scholarships
worth $150 each next year Instead of
$100. In addition, ten freshman Greg
ory scholarships of $150 a year have
been established, and will be awarded
this summer to the ten best high
school graduates of the state.
Three Who Received Degrees
Fifty Years Ago Talk
Three men who received their de
grees from the University more than
fifty years ago were'among the 300
who attended the Commencement Day
luncheon at the Daniel Boone Tavern
today. They were Senator T. B. Cat
ron of New Mexico, who was grad
uated fifty-nine years ago, W. H.
Ljnch of Springfield, who received his
degree fifty-one years ago, and EL W.
Stephens, who was graduated fifty
two years ago.
"It was my good fortune to receive
the A. B. degree from the Unievrsity
of Missouri fifty-nine years ago," said
Senator Catron, "and I was as proud
of that degree as I was today when the
degree of LL.D. was conferred upon
me by my Alma Mater.
"An idea I have "been entertaining
for some time since the great war be
Ftar OolnralAa and YTclnltj-; Parti
cloudy to fair weather tonight and Thurs
aar. Much cooler; probably llfht frot
In lowlands In the moraine; air tempera
ture about 38.
For Missouri: Parti v cloudy and much
cooler tonlebt: possibly frost north por
tion. Thursday ralr; cooler south and
Light to moderate showers fell daring
the past 24 bonrs from the central part of
Missouri north orer parts of Iowa. South
Dakota, and Minnesota, Northern Illinois,
and Southern Wisconsin. Bison here
partly overcast to fair skies have pre
vailed. The weather has continued warm from
Missouri' southward and east, but It has
turned much cooler to the northward,
with freezing temperatures alone the
northern border. Cooler 'neatber will
overspread the lower Missouri Valley and
Central Plains during the neit 38 hours;
and frost Is probable.
In Columbia cool weather will prevail
for the next two or three days. Light
frost Is likely tonight in lowlands and
probably more general Thursday night
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 82; and the lowest last
night was 08. Precipitation 000. Rela
tive humidity noon yesterday was 57 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was G3 and the lowest was
4i Precipitation 000. '
(Summer time) Sun rose today 0:20 a.
m. Sun sets 7:55 p. m. Moon rises 2:40
The Temperatures Today.
gan is that of the relation of the peo
ples of the United States to their gov
ernment. It is the educational insti
tutions of this country which will
save the country from the calamity
which may come In the future. A
sentiment is growing up in this coun
try between capital and labor. There
is a class which comes to this coun
try members of which don't all try to
be citizens. Some come to Detter their
conditions, while some believe this
land is a place where one can do as
he pleases. Some of these are hostile
to the man who accumulates wealth.
This sentiment is growing and we
must meet it. And the only way is
through the educational institutions.
Would Teach Patriotism.
"You who are leaving1 this institu
tion should go out as educators of
public thought. This Is a country
where the people send their represen
tatives to the legislatures to make
their laws. So long as we can make
wholesome laws and have them ex
ecuted, so long will the conflict be
tween capital and labor be avoided.
"Someone should get up readers and
textbooks for the public schools that
teach uncompromising patriotism and
uncompromising love for the country
and its institutions. Journalists
should work together for one end.
They should not differ on the question
of impressing upon the people of the
country that the laws are to be obey
ed. The newspaper and the educators
should spread this doctrine.
"Let's educate the people from
childhood up. By driving home this
sentiment we can build up stability
of the government and make it per
manent." Tells of State Universities.
In introducing President E. A.
Birge of Wisconsin, President Hill
pointed out that the first president of
the University of Missouri, John H.
Lathrop, left here to become the first
president of the University of Wis
consin. And President Birge urged
that this bond between the two uni
versities, which was cemented even
closer when the degree of LL.D, was
conferred on him by Missouri, should
"State universities," said President
Birge, "belong to the old line of uni
versities. State universities repre
sent the traditions of ancient and
medieval nations. We of the state
university are the state. The Univer
sity of Missouri represents the spirit
of development of the commonwealth
of Missouri. It was organfzed for the
higher functions of the state.
"The maintenance of the state uni
versity Is nof an act of charity. It
organized itself as part of the life of
the commonwealth that you may de
velop the highest life of the state."
E. W. Stephens of Columbia urged
that the. friendships made in the Uni
versity be capitalized in such a way
as to make the alumni a greater force
"If the alumni are organized and
molded in the way they should be,
they could do anything," Mr. Steph
"Let the alumni contribute money
for a monument in the honor of those
who gave their lives in the war. This
will be not only a monument but a
home for the students and the alum
ni. "What an army of Influence and
power the University Is sending forth
all the time. Let us organize it and
the University can get anything it
wants. It is within the power of the
alumni to achieve great work. When
they are organized the University of
Missouri will not be surpassed."
Mr. Lynch urged that all be friends
of their Alma Mater and work togeth
er for Its upbuilding and development.
Mr. Lynch pointed out that he and
the University were 80 years old, the
only case on record where mother and
son were exactly of the same age.
Tom Smith of St. Louis, who spoke
for the alumni, related some stories of
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KING AS PATH
Ashlock, City Jailer, to Be
Paid $40 a Month by
CLOSE MAUPIN ROAD
Much Routine Business
Transacted by Council
men Last Night.
The City Council last night con
firmed the appointment of P. T. King
on the Columbia police force, after
his appointment one week ago by
Mayor James Gordon. King's appoint
ment had been held up by the Council.
Last night five members of the Coun
cil petitioned to reconsider for con
firmation the appointment and five
members voted to sustain the mayor's
An ordinance was passed fixing the
salary of the city Jailer at $40 a
month. The council then confirmed
the appointment of George H. Ash
lock as city Jailer. That office for
merly carried with it a salary of $15
Of! on Wilkes Boulevard.
Property owners on Wilkes Boule
vard between Eighth street and Range
line were granted permission to oil
one block- of the street on Wilkes
boulevard at their own expense under
the supervision of the city engineer.
The city attorney was instructed to
draw up an ordinance -relating to sal
ary, fees and duties of the city weigh
master and to present it for the Coun
cil's consideration at Its next regular
The street committee recommended
that after June 1 no more signs be al
lowed to be placed across streets and
sidewalks in Columbia.
To Close Maupin Road.
Former-Mayor J. E. Boggs appeared
before the Council in behalf of prop
erty owners In the vicinity of Maupln
road In Westwood who want the
Council to close the road and allow
the property to divert to adjacent
property owners. They claim that the
road is not used enough to warrant
its existence and the cost of upkeep.
The road lies between Stewart Road
and Broadway, running parallel to
Broadway between Glenwood avenuo
and Westwood avenue-.
Street intersections at the corners
of Stewart road and Hicks avenue and
the corner of Stewart road and Thllly
avenue will be broadened to a radius
of 27 feet and 34 feet, respectively.
Property owners in that vicinity are
to hear half of the expense to be col
lected by the city engineer before the
improvements are begun. Action was
taken upon suggestion of the property
City Engineer Wants More Help.
The matter of putting the streets
under the control of the city engineer,
or of creating the office of street com
missioner, came up and was referred
to the street committee to recommend
at the next meeting of the council.
The city engineer asked for addi
tional help in his department for the
summer months owing to the larje
amount of work, which has been del
egated to him. He says he needs as
sistance in field and inspection work
for several months. The matter was
referred to the street committee.
Mayor Gordon brought -up the mat
ter of hiring a city scavenger for Co
lumbia. The matter was referred to
the health committee to be reported
upon at the next meeting of the coun
P. W. Niedermyer was granted per
mission to put in a gasoline filling
tank In front of his Ninth street gar
100th Anniversary of Odd
Fellows Marked by Ban
quet In Columbia.
Judge Lucian J. Eastin of St. Jo
seph was the principal speaker at the
banquet given last night for the Co
lumbia lodge. Number 207, of the
I.O.O.F, which celebrated the hun
dredth anniversary of the founding of
the national order of Odd Fellows and
the fiftieth anniversary of the found
ing of the Columbia lodge.
About six hundred attended the din
ner served by the Rebekahs in Co
lumbia Hall. At 6:30 o'clock a pa
rade was formed in front of the Boone
Building on West Broadway. The
marchers went to the Wabash station
to receive Judge EasUn, past grand
master of Missouri and sovereign
grand representative. George Star
rett acted as toastmaster. Judge H.
A. Collier did the carving.
After the speaking, the lodge mem
bers went to the lodge hall in the
Boone Building where the Columbia
degree staff of the lodge conferred
degrees on a class of fifty, one for
every, year the Columbia lodge has
been in existence. About twenty oth
ers were taken into the lodge by
transfer and. reinstatement, bringing
the membership up to over 400, which
Is near the largest in Missouri.
ITALIANS WILL NOT
IET WITH GERMAN
President Wilson Flatly De
clares That Italy Cannot
Have Fiume Situation Is
Now Termed Grave.
S. MUST STAND
BY ITS PRINCIPLES
Italy's Delegates Decided
Not to Attend the Confer
ence of the Big Four To
By United Press.
ROME, April 22 (delayed).
The Paris correspondent of the
Tribuna reported today that the
Italian peace delegates will not at
tend the meeting with the German
peace delegates at Versailles.
The correspondent confirmed the
failure of Monday's "conversa
tions" and characterized the situa
tion as "grave."
By FRED S. FERGUSON
(United, Press Staff Correspondent)
PARIS, April 23. President
Wilson declared flatly this after
noon that Italy could not have
The possession of this seaport is
the bone of contention which has
resulted in Italy's threat to with
draw from the peace conference.
Nothing now remains for Italy but
to carry the threat into execution,
or to back down completely.
The Italian peace delegation also
failed to attend this afternoon's
session of the Big Four.
President Wilson issued a state
ment declaring that America must
stand by the principles which have
already been enunciated In making
Its decision regarding the Italian
claims. A new set of principles, he
said, cannot be established for deal
ing with the Balkans.
Wilson pointed out that the condi
tions existing at the time the pact of
London was signed (in 1915). have
been altered by the dissolution of Austria-Hungary
and the establishment
of several new Balkan states. He In
sisted that the peace delegates must
apply the principles established by
the armistice and the "fourteen
"To assign Fiume to Italy would be
to creat a feeling that we deliberately
put the port upon which those coun
tries chiefly depend for access to the
Mediterranean in the hands of a pow
er of which these nations did not form
an integral part, and whose com
merce, If sent there, would inevitably
be considered as foreign, and not do
The president, in concluding, point
ed out that Italy's fear of aggres
sion is no longer valid. .
The deadlock In the Italian situa
tion was declared by some of the del
egates today to be worse than ever
since the conference last night be
tween Premier Lloyd George and
The Italians are now intimating
that they will begin, conversations
with the German delegates looking
toward a separate peace. They indi
cate that they expect to get coal from
Germany and food from Ukrania in
stead of from Great Britain and Amer
ica. The Big Four was expected today to
continue its discussion of Japanese
claims to Chinese territory, based
upon secret treaties signed by Great
Britain, France, Italy, Russia and
Premier Orlando decided not to at
tend today's mcfeting. Admiral Di
Reval left for Italy last night and
General Diaz Is expected to leave to
night Premier Orlando and Foreign
Minister Sonino may accompany Gen
Says Conference Is Broken Up.
By CARL D. GROAT
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 23. Presl
dent Wilson's statment has broken up
the peace conference," an Italian del
egate declared this afternoon.
The delegate added that Premier
Orlando would leave for Rome tonight
or in the morning, and that the re
mainder of the delegation would go as
quickly as possible thereafter.
Premier Orlando declined to com
ment upon the statement made by
President Wilson, beyond intimating
that the Italian delegates would prob
ably take "some definite action."
He was interpreted as meaning a
possible withdrawal from the peace
England and Franco 'Back Wilson.
By ROBERT J. BENDER.
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Aifrll 23. Presi
dent Wilson is supported absolutely in
his attitude toward Italy by Great
Britain and France, it was understood
What action the Italian people will
Free exhibitions of pictures will be held
each day In the faculty room of the Uni
versity Library, by Prof. J. S. Ankeney.
until May 5.
April 2j Opening convocation of Univer
sity spring-summer term; address
by Dean Walter Williams on "The
umnese rroDiem and Some Oth
ers,- ai :3U p. m.
April 29 Vote on the bond issue for pro-
May 5 9 Journalism Week.
May 12, 1J and 14 Convention of Funeral
May 17 Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
take is conjectural. Whether they
will sanction a separate peace with
the enemy and war with the Jueo
Slavs, or will demand the overthrow
of the Sonino-Orlando regime, bringing
about the formation of a new cabinet,
with new representatives at the peace
conference, will probably be known
In a few days?
The belief here is that the ministry
President Wilson is said to have
told Sonino when he visited Rome that
the allies could not sanction Italian
occupation of Fiume.
CHAPLAIN TO TALK
Thomas L. Roberts Was
Wounded and Gassed on
Battlefield of France.
Chaplain Thomas L. Roberts, who
will speak at the Hall Theater at 8
o'clock tonight in the interests of the
Victory Loan, arrived in. Columbia
this afternoon from Camp Dodge, la,
where he is assigned, awaiting dis
charge from the army.
Chaplain Roberts limps noticeably
as he walks. He was wounded at
San Mihiel on September 28 with
shrapnel, and then gassed. There Is
where he won the sobriquet of the
"fighting chaplain." After a dis
charge of shrapnel had wounded him
in the legs he was lying on the battle
field awaiting a stretcher bearer when
uio gas came. Me sun carries se
vere scars made by the gas burns and
his heart Is still a little weak from
the effects of the fumes. He was do
ing first aid duty up In the fighting
sector at the time.
Chaplain Roberts left this country
ten months ago after completing the
course of training offered at the first
chaplains' training course at Camp
Taylor, Ky., and receiving his com
mission as" flrsrileuteaant. He"watf
with the First Division in France, the
division first in France as a unit, first
to complete its training, first to occupy
a sector, first to Inflict and to sustain
casualties, first to take prisoners and
first to gain objectives.
The First Division was the same
that Major Theaodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
was with. It fought at Cantignay,
Soissons sector, San Mihiel and Al
"While with the American soldiers
in France," Chaplain Roberts said this
afternoon, "I learned that the Ameri
can soldier is the best clothed, best
fed, best paid and most courageous
soldier in the world. He is the best
all-round fighter that ever went out
Chaplain Roberts is a native MIs
sourian. Prior to his enlistment as a
chaplain in the army, ho was minis
ter of the Baptist Church at LaGrange,
Mo. He will go on the Chautauqua
platform this summer to lecture on
"The Religion of the Battlefields."
Tomorrow night he will address the
House of Representatives at Jeffer
Turner School district "went over"
today in subscribing to the Victory
Loan and telephoned to Columbia
claiming the second German helmet
offered by the publicity committee.
Vawter district was the first one to
W. T. Conley, chairman of the Vic
tory Loan campaign for Boone Coun
ty, said today that reports from over
the county indicate that over one-third
of Boone County's quota has already
been subscribed. He states that there
is no question In the minds of the
committees that the campaign will be
Th,e Boone County National Bank
sold $3,450 worth of bonds today; the
Boone County Trust Company, $3,400;
the Exchange National Bank, $600,
and the Conley-Myers Bank, $200
worth of bonds.
COXVOCATIOX TOMORROW JflOnT
Dean Williams Will Speak at
Opening of Term.
The spring-summer term at the Uni
versity will formerly open with a con
vocation In the University Auditori
um at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night.
Dean Walter Williams of the School
of, Journalism will deliver the ad
dress. His subject will be: "The
Chinese Problems and Some Others."
1919 TIOG MARKET BROKEN
Price In Chicago Today Beached
$21.10 a Hundred.
By United Press.
CHICAGO, April 23. A new record
was established today in 1919 prices
for hogs -on the market here when
they sold for $2L10. This was 10
cents higher than yesterday, which
was the top for the year.
'Last year hogs sold for $2L35 in
I ftlim Illinn flW.
Republicans Cannot Find a
Stronger Leader, Believes
Former U. S. Senator.
HERE FOR A DEGREE
Declares President Wilson
Will Be Beaten If He
Should Run Again.
Today the University of Missouri
honored Former-Senator Thomas B.
Catron of New Mexico, who was grad
uated from the University 69 years
ago. He was here today in attend
ance at commencement exercises to
have bestowed upon him the degree of
Doctor of Laws. .
Graduating from the University In
1860, Just prior to the outbreak of the
Civil War, Thomas B. Catron soon
found himself in service. He serve!
four years in war.
At the close of the Civil War ho
went West, locating at Sante Fe, N.M.,
where he began the practice of law.
He has held practically every offico
of honor in the state government of
New Mexico and has served in both
the upper and lower bouses of Con
gress. In Office Under Grant
Senator Catron was a member of
the lower house of Congress from
1895-97 and served in the United
States senate from 1911-17. He held
the office of United States Attorney
for several years under the adminis
tration of President Grant.
Senator Catron, after more than half
a century In the West, can speak with
authority on the political questions of
the day as they shape themselves, and
from contact with many of the poli
tical leaders of the country with whom
he has conversed in his" going about
the country the last few months, he
Is in a position to sense the political
situation developing in the race for
President at the aext national elec
tion. Says Wood Is Strongest.
"General Leonard Wood stands head
and shoulders above every other Re
publican for the PresIdenUal nom
ination in the western states without
a doubt," Senator Catron said this
morning. "The Republicans can not
find a stronger leader than Leonard
Will President Wilson be a candi
date for a third term, was a question
"President Wilson will be beaten If
he runs for president on a third term
platform Just as Roosevelt and every
other candidate was beaten who tried
It The American people are dead set
against a three-term candidate and
they will never elect a man under
Who Is the best democratic Presi
dential timber for the presidency, in
your estimation, Senator Catron?
"I am a Republican. Therefore I
have no authority to say who will be
the next democratic nominee. Wil
liam G. McAdoo, however Is being
groomed by the Democrats. His boom,
however, now seems to be on'the de
cline. Cox of Ohio has been men
tioned In Washington circles and it
would not be at all unlikely If he were
the Democratic preference."
Catron a Westerner.
Senator Catron is a Westerner
through and through, having spent
the biggest share of his 78 years in
New Mexico. He says, the opportuni
ties for young men in the West are
great as they always were but thit
he would not say greater than when
he got his start. The West now needs
good business men and good clUzens.
It has not the place for adventurers
It once had, he says.
Senator Catron has four sons, all of
whom are making good In the world
of business and law and soldiery.
While In Columbia he received a tel
egram notifying him of the promotion
of bis son, Thomas, who Is in France,
k the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
The class of 1860, with which Sen
ator Catron was graduated from the
University, consisted of nine men, all
of whom became useful citizens and
several of whom gained fame and
glory. Senator Catron is the only"
member of the class now living.
The names of his classmates of 59
years ago are as follows:
Charles E. Leonard; S. B. Elklns,
former senator' of West Virginia;
James A. Sullivan; Robert C. Carter,
who died as a physician at Dover, Mo.;
J. J. Bassett; W. H. Bassett, who
served In the confederate army; A. J.
Thomas, Vinsanes Western Sun; and
J. C Cravens, who died a lawyer at
Senator Catron is an uncle of T. K.
Catron of Columbia, with whom he is
stopping while in Columbia. He is
renewing old acquaintance while In
Columbia with R. B. Price, Sr., E. W.
Stephens and others whom he knew
In the old days.
W. E. Besor to Sew Tork.
William E. Resor, advertising man
ager of the Missourlan, left Colombia
this afternoon on his way to New
York, where he will work this ram
mer for the J. Walter Thompson Com
pany, an advertising firm. He intends
to return to school next fall.
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