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Missouri Workers Address
Governor, Trying to "Avert
COAL ORDER STANDS
6 Carloads Seized at Mex
ico, Mo. Confiscation'
Order Is Denied.
By United Press.
JEFFERSdN1 CITY, Oct. 29. The
Southwest Interstate Coal Operators
Association, representing Missouri
miners, today sought arbitration of
the coal strike.
The offer was made officially In a
telegram to Governor Gardner from
P. W. Lukins, president of the asso
ciation, and was submitted to the
United Mine "Workers' conference at
Indianapolis, by Govornor Gardner.
It was pointed out that there is a
state law whereby the governor has
power to appoint an arbitration hoard
of three men. Governor Gardner told
the workers tj accept the mine as
Lukins declared that the associa
tion was ready to arbitrate the wage
scale, and even the question of the
termination of the contract.
Wte make'this offer," he said, "In
hope of averting a terrible calamity'
Strike Order Stands.
Br United Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 29. The
coal strike order still stands, it was
announced at an afternoon recess of
the executive board of the United
Mine Workers, -which met here today
in conjunction with the district pres
idents, scale committee and interna
tional officers, to consider the presi
dent's request that the strike call be
There will be another meeting this
afternoon, after which "an Important
announcement" was to be made.
The district presidents assured
Acting President John L. Lewts of
their support, according to the of
ficial spokesman for the miners.
To explain the position of the min
ers, a committee -will draft a report
' to the conference which will In effect
be a reply to President "Wilson. This
report "will be,made public
Coal Seized at Mexico, Mo. -Br
United Press. '
MEXICO, Mo., Oct 29. Two deal
ers here had their coal confiscated by
the government enroute here from
Illinois. Six cars in all were taken.
Garfield Confident of Settlement.
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. Dr. Harry
A. Garfield, former United tStates fuel
administrator, visited the White
House today at the request of Sec
retary Tumulty. Doctor Garfield
said he was in touch with the coal
strike situation and expressed con
fidence that the strike could be
As fuel administrator Garfield
"worked out with the miners and op
erators the so-called Washington
wage scale agreement under which
they are now working. Much signifi
4 cance is attached to this visit be
cause of the; general agreement' in
the cabinet that- the Lever Food and
Puel Control Act -will be used to in
This action would empower the
government to seize all mines and
move against persons who were re
sponsible for halting the production.
All Coal Is Held in Colorado.
Br United Press.
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 29. The Rail
road Administration today ordered
that all lignite coal in transit in Col
orado be held in preparation for the
possible coal strike. All lignite coal
to be mined during the remainder of
the week will also be taken, under or
ders received from Hale Hotden, reg
ional director foFthe western district.
Hlnes Awaits Developments.
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. The Rail
road Administration is waiting to see
If the coal strike materializes, the
assistant to Walker D. Hines, Rail
road Director, said today In deny
ing that the Railroad Administration
had orders to seize all coal In tran
sit He also denied that Director Hines
had authorized Regional Director
Holden to confiscate all coal In tran
sit In Colorado.
Holden Denies Kumor of Seizure.
B United Press.
CHICAGO, Oct 29. No general
confiscation of coal is contemplated,
according to a statement issued at the
office of Hale Holden, regional di
rector for the western district
Hooter Predicts lower Food Prices.
Br United Press.
Washington, Oct 29. Lower
food prices must come in the next
tew months because of large surplus
supplies of food stuffs on hand, Her
bert C. Hoover announces, before the
House committee Investigating war
0 ARBITRATE STRIK
For Columbia and Vicinity: Rain thlV
afternoon and tonlcht, and probably
Thursday. Slightly warmer.
For Missouri: Rain probably tonight
and Thursday, with rising temperature-.
There has been a sudden change In the
general arrangement ol atmospheric (pres
sure. The high pressure with Its clear
cool weather has traveled to the Atlantic
States, and the western half of the coun
try Is dominated by a Well developed
low pressure, resulting In unsettled
weather generally, and rain from Texas to
Missouri, and also a general rise In tem
perature. In Missouri the highways continue In a
pllppery or muddy condition. General
rain -with rising temperature will prevail
during the next 3G hours.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 40; nnd the lowest last
night was 32. Precipitation 0.00. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature
was G7 and the lowest was 40. Precipita
tion 000. Sun rose today 0:33 a. m. Sun
sets 5:12 p. m. Moou sets 9:31 p. ra.
The Temperatures Today.
S a. m -11 l p. m 43
0 a. m 41 2 p. m 40
10 a. m 42 3 p. m 4S
i a. m 42
12 noon 43
3:30 p. in :4S
Delegates From All County
Sunday Schools Expect
ed at Conference Here.
Delegates from the sixty churches
in the county are expected at the
Boone County Sunday School Con
vention, which begins at 1:30 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon at the Broadway
The meeting is for the advancement
of Sunday-school work. There will
be four sessions: at 1:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon, at 8 o'clock
Thursday night, '9:30 o'clock Friday
morning and at 2 o'clock Friday aft
ernoon. The Rev. Dr. T. W. Ypung
of the Baptist Church, the Rev. J.
H. George of the Calvary Episcopal
Church, and the Rev. Mr' A. Hart of
the Christian Church will lead the
The- local Sunday school situation
will be discussed by Prof. G. R. Bra
den, J. R. Weldon and Dr. A. W. Tay
lor. There will be musical numbers
by the Ladies' Quartet of the Meth
odist Church, the University Glee
Club and a solo by Miss Mary Mil
dred Logan. Herman Bowjnar of St.
Louis, a specialist on Sunday school
work, will address the meeting.
At the services tomorrow evening
nine boys,.' as representatives ofthe
churches of Columbia, -will act as
ushers. They are: Bennett Stephen
son, Richard McPherson, Frank Har
ris, Renolds Maddox, Julius Brassart,
Paul Dansing, Franklin Johnson,
Howard W&rd and 'Campbell Alexan
der. DIES IN KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL
H. K. Dinwiddle of Columbia Is Vic
tim of Pneumonia.
H. R.-Dinwiddle of Columbia died
this morning of pneumonia at the
Wesley Hospital In Kansas City. His
wife will arrive here with the body
this afternoon and the funeral will
probably be held at the home, 208
South Tenth street Arrangements
as to the time have not been. made.
jMr. Dinwiddle was 53 years old
and was born and reared in this city.
He was traveling salesman for the
Excelsior Manufacturing Company of
Frank Dinwiddle of Columbia and
Charles Dinwiddle of Liberty, sons,
and a sister, Mrs. Laura D. Wright,
211 South Ninth street, and his wife
REPUBLICANS. WILL HOLD RALLY
C. W. Loomis to Speak Before Meet
ing at YJLC.A. Tomorrow Night.
The University Republican Club
will hold its first rally meeting of
the year in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium
at 7:l&ipclock tomorrow night '
C. W. Loomis will speak on the
bearing of the party to the future
voters of the country. Professor
Springston of the public speaking de
partment of the University will tell
of the work of Republican clubs at
the universities of Chicago and Illi
nois during the last two presidential
University students are urged to
TIGERS .LEAVE TOMORROW
Rooters Expected at Depot to Give
Team Send-off for Oklahoma.
(Tiger supporters arex expected to be
presentliljthe train tomorrow after
noon" at" 4:20 o'clock when the players
leave forNorman. Okla. An attempt
Is beng made to have the freshmen
excused from military so that as large
a crowd as possible may be present to
see them off. The cheer leader and
his two assistants will be there to
lead the yells.
Goes to Southeast Missouri.
Miss Anna Jensen left today for
Southeast Missouri where she will 'do
work for the Home Economics Ex
tension Department She will be
gone two weeksf
State Military Inspector nere.
Cuaj. S. R. Parker, the state mili
tary inspector, was In town yesterday.
He left for Jefferson City, where he.
will complete- his work before re
turning to St Louis.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1919.
DRY LID HARD
Enforcement of War-Time
Measure Falls to Internal
NO MORE 2.75 BEE
Fund To Put Act Into Ef
fect to Be Voted at .
3y United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. The na
tional prohibition lid was being
clamped down today with the govern
ment ready to use all drastic powers
to enforce the bill which became ,a
law late yesterday.
Work of "enforcing the' war-time
prohibition falls to the bureau of in
ternal revenue. Evidence will be col
lected by it and "turned over to the
Department of Justice for prosecu
tfon. Evidence has been collected and
Attorney-General Palmer will start
the prosecution in the next few days.
To Make Nation Bone Dry.
Commissioner Roper of the inter
nal revenue bureau plans to make
the national really "bone dry."
,He appeals to all "law abiding"
citizens to support him in adminis
tering the law. It becomes effective
immediately. The law stops all sale
of beer containing 2.75 per cent al
cohol because the bill provides that
any beer containing more than one
half of one per cent is intoxicating.
Funds for clamping down the lid'
will be made available today, House
leaders said. A bill introduced in the
Senate today provides for the appro
priation of $300,000 a month for the
enforcement of the law. The House
plans to take similar action, today.
-" Hope Measures Will Merge.
Dry leaders today denied the report
that any effort will be made to pass
a bill to make the nation dry between
the time 'of the war-time prohibition
act and the beginning of the con
stitutional prohibition January 16,
At the same time dry leaders here
believe that war-time prohibition and
constitutional prohibition will merge
into each other since President Wil
son has said hewill not lift the waji
iiiueroniouion no; untir tne Tatifica
tion of the Peace Treaty.
Interest here centered on the ef
forts of liquor dealers tp get permis
sion to dispose of the supplies of
liquor now on hand.
Congress Makes Appropriation.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29. Congress
today gave final approval of a bill
necessary to carry out the prohibi
tion law. The measure in which life
appropriation was carried out was in
the form of a deficiency bill. The bill
gives to the Department of Justice
$2,400,000, which will be used to car
ry out the prohibition act, as well as
to finance a campaign against high
First Arrest for Violation of tan.
CHICAGO, Oct 29. Harvey Davis,
a janitor, was arrested here this aft
ernoon on a charge of violation of
the new prohibition law. This is the
first arrest on this charge.
FIRE TRAPS 2D
Spreading Flames Create
Fear That All Will Lose
' i r
By United Press.
CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 29. About
twenty miners were imprisoned to
day by a fire in a mine about 30
miles south of Canton. The fire is
rapidly spreading, and although ev
ery effort Is being made to combat
the flames, too headway had Iteen
made at one o'clock this afternoon.
It is feared all men in the mine
will lose their lives.
NO BULLETINS NECESSARY NOW
President's Condition Stops Statement
Oy United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29. The
President's improvement in contimfhere
ing and assimilaUng well. His pres
sued today by Doctors Grayson, Ruf
fin and Stitt
"He is eaUng and sleeping, digest
In and assimilating well. His pres
ent improvement has now reached
,u.u ruiut iiho il js cunsiuerea un
necessary to issue a bulletin. The
people of the country will be prompt
ly advised of any change," said the
M. U. Women Discuss Honor System.
Thirty representative University
women met Monday1 afternoon to
discuss the publicity campaign for
the honor system which the S. G. A.
will conduct this week. The fresh
man apd junior classes of University
women met yesterday and talked
about the honor system. The sopho
more women met this" afternoon.
THE CITY'S PROGRESS
Neighborly" Relations With
Other Towns Theme of
Good Roads, Christian Col
lege Campaign Boosted at
Christian Drive Launched.
An unexpected feature of last
night's Commercial Club din
ner was the mention of the
Christian College campaign for
$50,000 to be raised in Boone
County. Every speaker but
one referred to the movement
with hearty Indorsement, and
President. Moss of the college
was called on by the toastmas
ter to outline the plans of the
college. Every reference to,Jhe
Christian College campaign
was greeted by applause from
thd members of the Commer
Columbia's civic Bpirit had a. night
of its own last night. A big get-together
party of two hundred leading
business, professional and faculty
men at the Daniel Boone Tavern
marked the revival of the annual
Commercial Club banquet, the renew
ing of neighborly relations with oth
er Missouri towns and finally discus
sion of plans for the bigger Columbia
of the future, the city which, as E. W.
Stephens in his talk put It, "shall be
worthy or the name, Columbia."
There were men at the table In the
main dining room of the Tavern who
have been active in every movement
in. the last which has made for the
upbuilding of Columbia. Past presi
dents of the Commercial Club were
there from J A. Hudson, first execu
tive, down to W. W. Payne, with the
exception of N. T. Gentry and Prof.
L. M. Defoe, who were unable to at
tend. President Hill and other prom
inent members of the faculty of the
University were there to talk of the
connection between the University
aGetAcquainted," His Slogan
Get acquainted with your neigh
bor, you may like him," this was the
slogan with which F. W. A. Vesper,
a director of the St. Louis Chamber of
Commerce, president of the Vesper
Bulck Auto Company, opened his talk.
And Mr. Vesper told, how and why St.
Louis was interested in her neighbor.
Columbia, of the things the two cities
had In common, and jneans by which
the interests of both communities
might be advanced.
"C nG iCCllllfc Ul All I3U 1JUU1S,
said Mr. Vesper, "that we're going to
like Missouri and Missouri towns.
And we're out to get acquainted.
"If anything's the matter with your
town, help fix it. You have things in
Columbia that need attention just as
we have in St. Louis. Right now I
understand there is the campaign-for
$50,000 out at Christian Cqllege just
opening. .It ought to he the easiest
thing in the word for a town like Co
lumbia to raise this sum and more.
I only wish the same institution' were
established In St Louis. I'd be one
and there would be any number more
of them who would be mighty glad
to get out and solicit for the cause.
And I'm not so sure that I won't get
out and work for it a little bit, even
if it isn't in my city. .
St Louis Coming Fast.
''The spirit of Columbia, or any
otherplace, is just the spirit that you
make it. The town owes you just
what you have given it and not a
cent more. St. Louis, I want to tell
you, is coming faster than any other
city in the United States A few
years ago we didn't know up there
that St. Louis was approaching first
place in the fur market, a place that
it holds-today. W; didn't know that
we bad all these things that today
were realizing were ours -all the
time. That's why we're out now to
tell you about them, and to sajr'that
we believe our town is coming faster
than any other town In the United
States today. -
Next fall, you will have a chance
to vote on a 60-milllon dollar
road bond issue. Iowa has voted it,
Michigan, and other states have suc
ceeded with It It will take work
for you and for us, but it will be
worth it, every thing you put into It
I was in California at the time of the
recent railroad strike, and I want to
tell you It would have astonished you
to have seen how the cities of that
state, just because they had good,
hard surfaced roads, were 'kept in
touch with each other daily, byiriotor
trucks. That's what we propose to
do here in Missouri to deliver -your
product to you by motor truck, and
there's no reason for the Iadk of good
roads to do it The Minela Hills dis
trict should be completed and we be
lieve this community Is the one that
will see that it is done.
"The best road that's our ,slogan.
not "any old road, but the best And
we believe that's ths spirit here.
That's the reason I was glad to come
to Columbia, why we're always glad
to come and why we'll always want
you and every Columbian' to come
down to St. Louis and see us."
In opening the discussion of the
work of the different Commercial
Club administrations, J. A Hudson,
told of conditions here when he was
president, of how Columbia went
without train service-seventeen hours
out of the twenty-four, df'the early
fight to get the Hamilton-Brown Shoe
factory, and the Columbia location on
the Old Trails Road. ,
"I want to say," said Mr. Hudson,
"that if Columbia had followed up the
work on the Old Trails Roal, as it did
the fight to get the road here, the ac
tual work would have been pushed to
completion. It is a reflection on this
Commercial Club that we have not
pushed the splendid work we startel
back in those days."
Must Reject Bad Propositions.
Mr. Hudson compared the Commer
cial Club to any business institution
and called attention to the fact that
it was as much the duty of Commer
cial Club directors to reject bad prop
ositions as it was to push necessary
E. W. Stephens, who followed Mr.
Hudson, urged the members of the
club to do their part 'toward putting
over the $50,000 Christian College
drive. "We must show the people of
this state," said Mr. Stephens, "that
we appreciate these colleges that
bring the stream of young life to Co-
lumbia. We must get out and work
now that the second junio'r college to
ask Columbia will find its request or
Among the things Mr. Stephens
suggested as being needed in Colum
bia were a public park, a hall for pub
lic meetings and a bigger city library.
President Iftll Tlinnta rinl.
President Hill thankedhe mem
bers of the club for their activities
in behalf of the University during Its
period of need last year. "Last year,"
said Doctor -Hill "when we had the
opportunity to train the crowds of
young men here', you raised money
that we might make necessary addi
tions to the University shops. Due to
the end of thewar it wasn't necessary
to use those shops, but we can use
them this year for the biggest enroll
ment in the history of the University,
and Governor Gardner assures me
that the Commercial Club will get Its
money back the first of January."
Mrs. L, Wi St. Clalr-Moss, presi-denf-of
the necessity for the Christian Col
lege drive. Ten girls from the col
lege, under the direction of Mrs. Ma-'
rion W. Hertlg sang during the ban
quet. Miss Floy Ebert, violinist, also
of Christian College, gave several
The Christian College girls who
sang were Miss Lucile Minges, Miss
Vera Tepe, Miss Velma Tepe, Miss
Bertha Pemberton, .Miss Phyllis
Vance, Miss Carrie Pinson, Miss Ellen
Brooks, Miss Lila Hext and Miss Ha
zel Kirk. They sang college songs,
negro melodies and a Columbia song.
Charged With Violation of
. Armistice Terms, by Su
By United Press.
PARIS, Oct 29. Germany was
definitely charged with violation of
the terms provided in the armistice
in the official report of the Supreme
Council Issued today. ,
Following the submission tot the
report the council went into confer
ence to decide the nature of the pen
alties to be inflicted upon Germany.
lA full report on-violation of mili
tary clauses was presented by Mar
shal Foch, naval violations by Com
mander Fuller of the British navy,
and financial violations by Paymas
TRAIN PARTIALLY DERAILED
Defective witch Cause of Trouble
on Wabash Last Night
Failure of a switch to work caused
a partial derailment of the engine
attached to the 7:10 o'clock Wabash
train in the Columbia yards last
night The points on a switch at
the bridge just below the freight
house failed to catch the wheels,
sending part of the drivers on the
siding. It wafe necessary tbsend to
Moberly for another "engine ,jfo pull
the train off the switch." None of the
passengers was Injured No dam
age was done to either the track or
CLEVELAND HOLDS TERRORISTS
Seven Persons Charged With. Attempt
. Against Police Station.
By Unite.' Presi
CLEYELAND, Ohio, Oct. 29. Six
men and one woman were arrested
here today on a charge of trying to
blow up the central police station and
thus start a reign ot terror-In Cleve
land. The police said they found enough
explosives in the home3 of the per
sons arrested to blow up several
large buildings. In addlUon revol
vers, knives, and other weapons were
$ ' ?b
W. W. GARTH RESIGNS
No Reason Given for His
Quitting After Incumben
cy of Three Months.
BOARD TO ACT SOON
He Has Discontinued His
Duties With Commercial
W. W. Garth tendered his resigna
tion as secretary of the Columbia
Commercial Club Monday, after hold
ing the position for a little more than
three months. Mr. Garth has dis
continued his duties as secretary of
the club and is not keeping hours at
The resignation will be acted upon
by the board of directors at a meet
ing tfl be called soon, according to
W. W. Pavnp. nrpsMonf, hf ta .!
Apparently there is no fruestioil of
me acceptance of Mr. Garth's resig
nation. Mr. Payne said this aternoon that
he did not know why Mr. Garth had
resigned. Mr. Garth, when seen, said
he did not care to make a state
ment He did not attend the annual
Commercial Club dinner at th DjihIpI
Boone Tavern last nights ,
Mr. Garth has been secretary of the
club since July. He was appointed to
fill the vacancy left by the resigna
tion of Harry S. Jacks, who went to
St Louis ifiMune to Join the War Vo
Attempt to Equalize Voting
Strength Defeated In
Oj United Press. 4
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. The Sen
ate today rejected the last of the
amendments on the Peace Treaty,
made by the foreign relations com
mittee, when It voted ) down the
Shields and Moses amendments. The
Shields amendment was the first to
be voted on, and was defeated 31 to
49. The Moses amendment was beat
en 9C f. An i t .
The announced aim ot .both amend
ments was to equalize the British and
American voting strength In the
Immediately after the defeat nf the
Moses amendment individual amend
ments were taken up in the Senate.
190 IN SHORT COURSE NOW
Stndents Are Showing Great Interest
In University Work.
One hundred and ninety students
are now enrolled in the Short Course
of the College of Agriculture. There
is one student from Kansas, one from
Arizona, seven from Illinois and two
There are four terms to the Short
Course, tso organized that students
may enter at the beginning of any of
them and still have their work con
secutive. "The Short Course men are the
most interested students we have,"
says Dean F. B. Mumford. "They
seem to feeLthat since they are here
for so brief a Ume every minute '
counts. It is a practical matter to
There will be a special section for
those coming after Christmas. About
seventy-five students are expected
and planned for, according to E. H.
Hughes. Mr. Hughes has instigated
a plan for keeping a record of every
student, both regular '' and Short
There Is an' outline of what the
There is an outline of what the
student was and what his qualifica
tions were before he came here, what
his classes are and what his scholas
tic' record is in the University. There
Is space for positions held after grad
uation. Mr. Hughes says this 13 a
satisfactory plan of keeping a record
of the students and that he got the
Idea when he was personnel officer
in the army.
2J4 HOURS SUNSHINE IN 4 DArS
Nearly Four Inches of Rain In Colum
bia Since Sunday.
-Since last! Sunday, when the repeal '
of the Daylight Saving law went Into
effect, Columbia has seen the sun
for only two hours 5nd twenty-five,
minutes, according to records of the
U., S. leather Bureau. Since last
Sunday 3.92 inches of rain have fall
en. More tnan z incnes ieu 3ion
day. But even with" the recent rain,
Columbians needn't feel they are get
ting more than their shdre, since
weather reports sshow that in one
year 905 Inches of water fell in Cher-
Plans "Do Something Class."
ffc TJoir Tottiou W. fSeoree nf the.
r-ilvarv Pnfsvmal Church Is nlanninc
a Sunday school class called the "Do
Something Class." It will be com
posed of adults of both sexes and is
expected to meet each Sunday morn
ing at9:45., .