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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1919.
GOING BACK TO WORK
Limited Operations Resumed
in Illinois Mills as Strik
ers Return. "
A BLUFF, IS CLAIM
Companies Say Situation Is
Favorable Union Lead
ers Still Confident.
n.v Hutted 1'ress.
CHICAGO, Sept. 25. Hills began a
come-back in the Chicago district to
day. The Gary plant at Gary, Indg
began limited operations of the slab
mill at 4 o'clock this morning. Steel
company officials in Indiana Harbor
and'East Chicago said men were ap
pealing for more police protection, so
that they might return to their jobs.
In Joliet tbeplant was reported still
J. H. De Young, secretary of the
steel 'workers in this district, an
nounced that W. Z. Poster, leader of
the strike, was confident the strike
was entirely effective.
The Bessemer plant of tiro Illinois
Steel Mill in Chicago opened today
ith a force of 400 men. The normal
force of the company is GOO.
Union officials claim that the effort
of the steel companies to reopen the
mills is a bluff and that furnaces are
being fired 'by the bosses to make it
appear that work has been resumed.
Steel Plants Continue Operations.
By FRED S. FERGUSON
(United Prpss Staff Correspondent)
.PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25. The som
ber marks of a fitter industrial strug"
gle settled upon all the Monongahela
Valley today. From the plants came
word that men were returning to work
in constantly increasing numbers. The
steel companies regarded the situation
as exceedingly favorable.
Meanwhile the strikers are hoping
for aid from Washington in the fight
they have now begun against the ac
tion of the state police and the denial
of free speech and assemblage.
Today opened quietly 'following mi
nor clashes between the strikers and
police at JIcKeeport and Natrona late
Against the claim of union leaders
that men are slowly leaving the
plants, the companies reported an in
creasing number returning- to work.
The Carnegie plant at Clairton was
to fire another furnac? today and re
start its 21-inch mills. From Du
qucsne. Homestead, Braddock and
Rankin the reports were that the
number of men returning today was
far greater than yesterday.
Strikers, in Street Car Collision.
.Dy United iTess.
GARY, Ind., Sept. 25. Twenty-five
striking steel workers were injured in
-a head-on collision of two steer cars
at the gates of the American Steel
& Tin Plate plant today. The cars
were crowded with workers enroute
to the mill to receive their pay. The
collision occurred in a subway. Many
of. the injured were mangled, and the
jjolice say five may die.
Police Kill Striker in Gnn Fight.
By Uulud l'reu.
FARRELL, Pa., Sept. 25. One strik
er was killed and another seriously
beaten in a gun fight with police to
day. The police raided a house from
which it was declared men were snip
ing at the steel plant
FIVE NEGRO WOMEN IN BRAWL
"Each Fined $5, and Four, Unable to
Pay, Go to Jail.
0 Cynthia Smith, Alberta Boone, Alice
Drew, Edith Holland and Mamie
Smith, negro women, were arrested by
the police last night for engaging in
a street brawl. The women were ar
raigned in police court this morning
and charged with disturbing the peace.
They all pleaded guilty to the charge
and were each fined from one to five
dollars and costs. Four of the women
were unable to pay their fines and
were committed to the city jail.
STRIKE THREATENS BRITAIN
Tnions Accept Government's Sugges
tion for Averting Strike.
Uy United Press.
LONDON. Sept. 25. After an hour's
deliberation, the executives of the na
tional railroad unions decided today
to accept the government's invitation
to hold a conference in an effort to
avert the threatened strike.
The conference began at 11 o'clock
and adjourned until 4 without reach
ing a decision. '
Staff Elected for 1920 Cresset.
The senior class of Columbia High
School yesterday elected the follow
ing taff for the Cresset, the school's
annual: Vernette McKenzie, editor-in-chief;
Spencer Shore, business manner-
Amanda Searcy, literary editor;'
(Olivia Ruether, assistant literary edi
tor; Dorothy Dorsev, art editor; Bar
bara Warren, assistant art editor;
Duane Turner, athletic editor; Ferna
Faye Miller, athletic editor.
l'or Columbia and Vicinity: Tnlr toulcht
and I'rhlaj-. Not much chance In tempera
ture hut tdlKbtly warmer Trlday.
Tor Missouri: Fair tonight and Trlday.
Itlslne temperature Friday north portion.
Showers have fallen along the northern
border from northern Michigan to New
England but otherwise generally fair
weather has prevailed In the United States.
Light frost occurred last night In Al
berta. Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas,
nnd Minnesota; aud the weather. Is mod
cratclj cool for the different latitudes In
other sections of the country.
The National Old Trails still Is some
what rough but Is drjIngout rapidly. The
trail running north through Moberly Is
rough, and muddy In spots.
In Columbia generally fair weather will
continue ror two or tnrec uays.
' Local Data.
The highest temperature In ColumbH
yesterday was SO: and the lowest last
night was 55. Precipitation 000. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature was
7S and the lowest was 53. Precipitation
Sun "rose today G:."9 n. m. Sun sets 7:02
p m. Moon sets 7:3.' p. in.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m .V..55 12 noon 67
8 a. m 57 1 p. tn GS
9 a. m 60 2 p. m 69
10 a. m .63 3 p. m 70
11 a. m 66 3:30 p. m 71
L FIGHT TO
Strikers Won't Accept Con
ference Now, Fitzpatrick
Tells Senate Committee.
By RAYMOND CLAPPER
(United Press Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. More than
the promise of a conference with the
steel officials is now necessary to get
the workers back to the plants, John
A. Fitzpatrick told the Senate labo.
Fitzpatrick, the first witness in the
investigation called last Tuesday, de
clared that the refusal of a conference
was the cause of the strike, but th
workers now will not go back unless
they get justice. Fitzpatrick made hi
statement after he had told the com
mittee that the steel officials took ev
ery, means to prevent uhionizai
of their plants, and declared bad con
ditions in the steel industry were used
in preventing the securing of improved
W. B. Rubin, steel workers' counsel,
told of events leading up to th estrike.
"Long hours and small wages in the
steel industry," Fitzpatrick said,-"have
a tendency to drag conditions in the
industry backward and downward.
Treatment of labor in the steel indus
try cannot be described. The steel
company here resorted to every ef
fort to thwart action toward labor or
ganization." "Not only organized labor but un
oiganized labor will be asked to send
repiesentatives before the Senate in
vestigating committee," Senator Ken
yon said. He wants to get the views
of non-striking workers. Later the
committee may go to Pittsburgh and
other districts. Kenyon said that no
source of information would be left
untouched. The committee will check
facts as to the number organized, the
number unorganized, the number
striking, grievances, complaints of
employes and terms on which both
sides would be willing to compromise.
"They are going to ask that the
United States give them justice, and
until that is accorded they are not
going back to the mills," Foster told
the committee. Foster declared that
should they go back, the result' would
be that the workers would be "shot
"Just as a rotten apple will contam
inate an entire barrel," he said, "so
does the steel industry contaminate
the entire labor situation. That is the
reaason why the steel Industry must
be organized now. The bad conditions
In the steel industry are used to pre
vent the getting of better working
conditions In other dccupation.s"
CHOOSE OFFICERS AT CHRISTIAN
Girls Name Miss Engen Field Student
The girls of Christian College elect
ed officers of their student government
organization at chapel Tuesday morn
ing. The officers are: President, Eugene
Field, Gower, Mo.; vice-president, Lil
lian Green, Sturgeon, Mo.; secretary,
Pauline Morehead, Lancaster, Mo.
Miss Field, who was elected unan
imously, is a senior and has been an
honor student at Christian for, four
years. She is a member of Phi Theta
Kappa honor sorority. IIss Green is
a junior and has attended Christian
for three years. Miss Morehead is
CAMPUS CHIEF BIS WINS AGAIN
llolstein Belonging to G. G. D.-vrls J
first at UKinnoma rnir.
The Oklahoma State Fair awarded
both the senior and grand champion
ship prizes to Campus Chief Bis", a
Holstein cow owned by Glenn G. Dav
is of Columbia. This cow won the
same prize at Sedalia, Topeka and
Mr. Davis herd won fourteen
prizes at Oklahoma City, consisting
of three firsts,, eight seconds and
three thirds. The herd will be on
exhibition next week " at the Ozark
Stock Show at Springfield.
AIRPLANE WILL DROP,
Will Be Advertisement for
First Flower Show Held
PRIZES TO BE GIVEN
Majority of Displays Will
Be Taken From Local
Showers are not 1 nthe weather
forecast, but Columbians may expect
one above noon tomorrow. This show
er, ,however,t will not add to the
monbly precipitation reports of the
Weather Bureau, for it will be pow
ers, not water, that will be dropped
from the skies. Frederick Niedermey
er, former army aviator, will fly over
Columbia and drop bouqugts as an
advertisement of the Flower -Show,
which will be held In the Thilo Build
ing tomorrow afternoon.
Attached to many of the flowers that
Niedermeyer will drop will be tags,
which can bo redeemed at Columbia
stores for valuable prizes. Columbia
merchants have shown their public
spirit and enthuslasm'over the Garden
Club's enterprise by onenng ,gms
from their stocks. Nearly everthing
that is sold in Columbfa, from a fancy
lace collar to a dozenjdoughnuts; is
off ci ed. Cards for the prizes were be
ing made out by officers oJEJ.he"Gar
den Club this afternoon.
Is Columbia's First Flower Show.
The Flower Show, the first to be giv
en for Columbia, is under the direction
of Horace F. Major and" the officers
of the Garden Club. It will begin at
1 o'clock and last until 11 o'clock.
The purpose of the show is to instill
In the citizens of Columbia a desire
to make this city the most beautiful
in the state.
"It is our hope," says Mrsv James
Gordon, president of the club, "to
make this an annual affair. We es
pecially invite children. As an In
centive to make them come, we have
lowered their price of admission to
10 cents. At next year's show, we will
give prizes for the best displays of
fered by children."
The majority of the flowers on dis
play will be from the gardens of Co
lumbians. Any person wishing, to .dis
play flowers, even if they only have
one, will be "welcome to show. If they
have not time to bring the flowers to
the Thilo Building, machines will call
for them if the persons call Mrs.
James Gordon or Mrs. J. G. Babb.
Flowers From California.
The Young Floral Company of St.
Louis will have a large display. The
Columbia Floial Company will have
several displays. A large box from
California, full of the flowers of that
state, has been received.
The students of Stephens and Chris
tian Colleges will attend the show in
a body. Among the officers of the
club are: Mrs. James Gordon, Mrs. J.
U. uaDD ana Mrs. u. u. tsowung. w.
W. Garth of the Commercial Club has
'tive part In the plans fo:
FRESHMAN RU1ES VIOLATED
Special Students Must Wear Caps Is
Ruling of Student Council.
"The special students seem to think
they do not have to wear freshman
caps," said a member of the Student
Council, "but this is a mistake. Only
those who have twenty-four hours
credit are exempt.
"We are also having trouble with
a few freshmen who persistently go
in pool halls. This .is absolutely for
bidden and we intend to take drastic
measures to keep them out.
"There are three things that the
freshmen cannot do. They must not
smoke on the campus, go in pool
halls, or leave off their caps."
DR. MACKLIN TO SPEAK TONIGHT
Will Lecture on China at Christian
Dr. William E. Macklin who was to
speak last night at the Christian
Church failed to arrive in Columbia
in time to make his address. Doctor
Macklin will speak tonight on "Recent
Developments in China." The address
will start 'promptly at 8 o'clock, at the
Christian Church, '
CANNOT AMEND TREAT!
Clcmenceau Tells Chamber of Depu
ties It Must Accept or Reject.
By Unltei' Tess. .
PARIS, Sept. 25. Premier Clemen
ceau told the Chamber of Deputies to
day: "You only have the right to ac
cept or reject the Peace Treaty, with
out amending it.
"The treaty, as a whole. Is a good
one," Clemenceau said.
DO YOU KNOW THAT
Six years ago Stephens College spent $10,000 a year in Co
lumbia for food, groceries, etc.?
Stephens College now spends $60,000 for food, groceries, etc.?
This amount will be doubled if Boone County doe3 her share?
Issue Is Flat Acceptance or
Rejection, Declares the
U. S. MUST AFFIRM
Will Need Largest -Army in
'the World, If Covenant
By HUGH BAILLEY
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
AUDITORIUM, Denver, Sept. 25.
"Hyphens "are the knives that are be
ing stuck into this document," Wilson
charged today in a speech demanding
acceptance of the Peace Treaty.
He made with emphasis the accusa
tion that outside of legislative halls
the only organized opposition to the
treaty came from the same quarters
that favored Germany in the war.
"There is no question of reservation
or amendment to the treaty," he said.
"The issue Is flatly acceptance or re
jection. Acceptance means insurance
against war, and that works the whole
Under Bo'nd to Prevent War.
President Wilson said he was under
bond to the mothers, wives and sweet
hearts of America to do all possible
to prevent another war in the ntxt
"The children are my 'clients," he
said. Wilson declared that many of
the objections to the treaty have been
removed. "The treaty will not work
without the covenant of the League of
"With regard to the six British
votes," he said, "they have six, votes
in the legislative assembly; and the
assembly does not vote, so that bub
ble is exploded. No active policy can
be undertaken without the affirming
vote of the United States.
Rejection Means Large Army.
"If America stays out of the treaty
this country must have the largest
army in the world, with huge taxes,
universal conscription and military
government, because you cannot run
such a machine with a debating so
He said he wanted the Senate to
flatly a'ceept or reject thetreaty anil"
not leave the issue in doubt with res
ervations. Wilson was to speak at Pueblo this
"Li DOyi OTE"
New Says Wilson's Dreams
of League Are Halluci
nations. By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. "Presi
dent Wilson's dreams of the League of
Nations are scarcely less visionary
than the hallucinations of Don Quix
ote," Senator New of Indinaa declared
to tbe Senate today in asking the
adoption of the Johnson amendment to
the Peace Treaty.
New also announced that he would
vote for all of the other amendments
and all of the reservations reported
favorably by the majority of the for
eign relations committee.
New asked what legitimate objec
tion could be urged against Johnson's
amendment giving the United States
a League vote equal to Great Britain's
six. President Wilson's statement
that the British cannot outvote the
United States, be said, is "no more
accurate than others he has made on
JOnNSON TO RESUME TOUR
Will Continue Campaign in Opposition
to League of Nations.
Dy United Press.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. Senator
Hiram Johnson announced today that
he will leave tomorrow for San Fran
cisco to resume his Interrupted speak
ing tour in opposition to the League of
Chinese Student Gets Scholarship.
Ben Pond, a Chinese student who
was graduated from the School of En
gineering last April, has obtained a
half scholarship from the Chinese gov
ernment which enables him to attend
the graduate school of Cornell Univer
sity. Mr. Pond has gone to Ithaca,
N. Y.j from Oklahoma, where he was
Columbian to 3Iorry Fayette Girl.
A marriage license was Issued today
to Ralph Dlckerson, over 21, of Co
lumbia, and Miss Nora Burrus, over
18, Of Fayette.
180 CASES FOR CIRCUIT COURT
To Try 22 Charges of Violating liqnor
One hundred and eiehtv cases .iw
on the docket for the fall term nf
circuit court which convenes October
b. Thirty of these are criminal cases.
Twenty-two of the criminal cases
are carged with violating the liquor
laws. All of them are continued. No
liquor cases have been filed since na
tional prohibition went into effect July
1, according to H. S. Pollard, circuit
clerk. The liquor cases ar eas fol
lows: against D. F. Arnett five; Ed
Pre witt one; G. G. Craighead five; J.
W. Patterson five; George Campbell
two; Izora Jackson two; H. F. Mikel
one and Curt Williams one.
The case against George W. Burks,
charged with disturbing the peace, is
the only new criminal case to be filed.
Three special session of the circuit
court since the spring term disposed
of several of the criminal cases.
Thirty-one divorce suits, which is a
large numbsr for this court, will be
Heard the seventh day of court, Oc
Fill Dp ITALY
Country Awaits Crown Coun
cil's Decision on D'Annun
By United Tress.
ROME, Sept. 25. With all parts of
the country aroused over the Fiume
situation. Italy today awaited the de
cision of the crown council, which was
meeting today for the first time since
Apparently only Premier Nitti and
Foreign Minister Titonni knew today
what plans would be proposed for the
program for the suppression of D'An
nunzio. Nitti's adversaries assert that
his resignation is the only solution of
the Fiume problem.
Government leaders, past and pres
ent, have been invited by Nitti to par
ticipate fn the meeting of the crown
Reports of D'Annunzio's successes
and popularity continue r to reach
Rome. A dispatch from Trieste re-
ported that he had occupied Toguire
on the Dalmatian Coast."
J. U. 3I0RRIS HEADS CLUB
Other Officers of Block and Bridie
Club Are Elected..
J. U. Morris was elected president:
of the Block and Bridle Club" at the
first meeting of the year held Tues-'
day ight. Other officers elected were:
vice-president, Horace Stroster; sec
retary, Robert L. Ward; treasurer,
Harry Messick, and sergeant-at-arms,
About sixty students attended the
meeting.. Prof. E. A. Trowbridge
spoke on the achievements and pur
poses of the organization. The next
meeting will be held after the nation
al swine show.
WAS ONE OF FIRST ACROSS
A. Drey Aided British in Defense ot
A. iDrey, acting manager of the
Perry-Ward Dry Goods Company, wa.
a lieutenant in the British Air Serv
ice during the recent war. He did
service in England, along the shores
of Scotland and in France and helped
to protect London when it was being
bombed by the zeppelins and gothas.
In France his chief duty was day
Mr. Drey went overseas in Sep
tember, 1917. One hundred and fifty
Americans went over at this time.
They were the first American airmen
to see active service at the front.
Eighty-five of the 150 were killed and
of the 65 who returned many were
With the exception of Rickenback
er, the leading American ace, practi
cally all the, American aces came
from this group. Among them were
such men as, Elliott Springs, Field
Klndley, William P. Irwin and Reed
Landls, son of Judge Kenesaw Moun
tain Landls of Chicago.
TO OPEN SALESROOM HEBE
Representative of Stix, Bacr & Ful
ler "Visits Columbia.
Miss Hettv M. Henry, who is con
nected with the research department
of tho Grand-Leader of St. Lotjis, nas
been in Columbia this past week look
ing utj adjustments and planning a
salesroom for Stix, Baer & Fuller in
Miss Henry expects to handle suits,
tailored serge dresses, coats, afternoon
and evening dresses. The exact date
of the opening of this salesroom will
be announced later.
Mrs. Bowman and Ira Wall Marry.
ilrs. Mary S. Bowman and Ira Wall
were married at 9 o'clock this morn
ing at the home of the Rev. A. W.
Pasley at 501 Lyons street. Mr. and
Mrs.' Wall left immediately after the
ceremony for St. Louis.
Teachers' Certificates Are Mailed.
About forty life and two-year
teachers' certificates, awarded last
Saturday by the School of Educa
tion, are being mailed today by J. G.
Babb, secretary of the University.
400 WILL PARADE
FOR Cf LEGE FUND
Stephens Faculty, StudentSv
and Bands to March on
Subscriptions May Be Paid
in Liberty Bonds or by
Four hundred persons, students and
faculty members of Stephens College
and two bands, will march in parade
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon as a
stimulus for subscriptions to the $50,
000 fund which is Boone County's
quota lu the Greater Stephens College
Campaign. The parade will march
from the college down Broadway on
the north side of the street, thence
back to the school on the south side
"The pageant promises to be an ex
tremely attractive one," said S. F.
Conley, campaign chairman, this
morning. "The general scheme of the
parade will be to represent the
growth of Stephens, the school's pres
ent need and what the drive will
mean to Columbia."
Banquet nt G:30 Tonight.
All memoers of tne drive organiza
tion, wno were sent invitations, will
ue admitted witnout cnarge to the
oanquet, wnich will be guen by the
uoara of curators of Stepnens Col
.cgi in the Daniel Boone lavern at
j-.tQ o clock tonight. No money win
oe raised tonignt; the event is to be
.i pep meeting, 'inere wilt De speeches
jy juuge David w. Warns ot ruucm,
j. M. Wood, president of Siepiiena
College, ana H. ti. luausiisid, auecioi
or tue stale-wiue campaign tor tue
'"the executive committee has de
oidad that suoscripuons may be pay
able in Liberty bonus of any issue,
oaid Mr. Conley. Bonds will be iuk
cn at face vaiue. Installments of one
lourth down and one-tourth every si
months thereater until paid will be
Will Be Used for Dormitory.
If the $50,000 is raised in Boone
County, the money will be useu ii
mediately in erecting a dormitory o..
.ue vest side of the campus, M
ley said. It will be similar to this
dormitory built last year on the easi
oiue of the campus and will accom
modate sixty girls.
The general plan provides for .
entire new set of buildings, funds
ivhich are to ba provided by the ?450
000 the rest of Missouri is to rai.
These structures will be erected on
the south half of the college campus,
just back of the present buildings.
COLUMBIA TO BE ON AIRWAY 1 H
Will Send Delegate to Highways Meet
ing at K. C.
Columbia may be on a transcontl-'
nental airway. 'The Commercial Club
here has received a request to send
a delegate to the session of the Asso
ciated Highways of America which
will be held In Kansas City at the
Muehlebach Hotel October 30.
According to W. W. Garth, secretary
of the Commercial Club, Columbia is
entitled to eight delegates, but only
one will be sent- Mr. Garth believes
there is little doubt that the transcon
tinental route will be planned, and
that Columbia will have a regular air
plane service for cross country flights.
PRISONERS TO PENITENTIARY
King, Sanders, Tapley and Brown Be
Nathan King, J. W. Sanders, Charle3
Tapley and John Brown, all of whom
were sentenced to terms in the State
Penitentiary by Judge Harrris Tues
day were taken to the prison at Jef
ferson City this morning by Sheriff
Fred Whltesides and Deputy Sheriff
k Brown and King were each given
nve years tor aiaing prisoners to es
cape from the county jail. Sanders
was given Ave years for passing forged
checks and Tapley received four yeare
3I1LLER AND KELLEY WILL TALK
Tiger Coaches to Address Agriculture
- Students Tomorrow Evening.
Coaches Johnny Miller and Thomas
Kelley will speak at the Agriculture
auditorium tomorrow evening before
the agriculture students. At the last
meeting of the students ot that 5e-
panment it was decided to hold the
weekly meeting at 7:15 every Thurs
day evening. Rogers Crittenden has
been elected president of tho nnr-tn.
Cavalry Band Needs Musicians.
Sergeant V. C. McCall, of the local
U .3. army recruiting station, nan
just received a letter from Lieut. S. A.
DaDD. band leader nf th swm,i n,,.
fairy band at Fort Riley Kan., wanting
cuusiuicui ui musicians ior ine Dana.,
Musicians are urgently needed for all ,
instruments, violin and piano Included.
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