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JTWELFTH YEAR ' COLUMBIA, MISSOURIHURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1920. ' NUMBER 109 M 1
t 1919 II PROSPEROUS irH POMTIJK fl TREATY EFFECTIVE ZlJlZ I "RATIFY TREATY" SAY 1
. YEAR FOR CilCfe mmm WHEAT iM COUNTY IN EUROPE SATURDAY a& w-t IHni1S iff 1 m 1
Local Baptists Report One
of Most Successful Yearl
In History. .
125 MEMBERS ADDED
Christian Congregation Gave
More Money Than -Ever
Last year was a particularly pros
perous year for at least two Colum
bia churches which recently took in
accounting of their 1919 activities kt
their annual business meetings. The
records for the year of the Baptists
and Christian churches show 'in
creased attendance, memberships arid
Reports from the various depart
ments of the First Baptist Church of
Columbia presented last night at its
ninety-seventh annual business meet
ing show that, in 1919 the Average at
tendance of the Sunday school .for
.. 1919 was 578.
"The last year has been one of the
most successful years in the historjf
of this congregation, without a doubt,'
said the Rev. T. W. Young in remark
ing upon the fine reports that were
read from every department.
These reports' show that during the
year the church and its department
"organizations 'raised $9,882.38 foV cur-;
rent expenses and missions, beside
subscribing $14,007 to Stephens Col
lege, and $2,923 more in the $75,000,-'
000 campaign for Baptist churches
and colleges. of the country.
One hundred and twenty-five new
members were added (o the church
roll in the last year, making a total
membership of 770. Judge David H.
Harris, Prof. L. J. Curtis, Mrs. H." O.
Severance, Mrs. J. E. Thornton and
W. G. Stephenson spoke commending
the work of the church and its or
ganization. The. following officers were elected
for 1920: Trustees, E. E. Vanatta,
Mrs. Robert Rogers and E. C. Scott;
deacons, D. H. Wilhite and J. Guy Mc
Quitty; church clerk, L. D. Haigh;
treasurer, L. B. Eubank; collector,
Mrs. L. B. Truitt; superintendent of
Sunday school, Roy T. Davis; assist
ant, ?. G. Stephenson;, treasurer,
Malcolm Perryman; secretary, Dr.
Virgil Blakemore; librarian, Mrs. E.
A. Collins. t - x
The Reverend Mr. Young pointed
out that the great need of the church
is a new Sunday school auditorium
which should be provided for, he says,
in a new building adjoining the pres
ent church building.
The financial reports made at the
annual meeting of the. Christian
Church last night were particularly
gratifying to the officers of the
church. One year ago the church
closed its fiscal period in debt. This
year there is shown a substantial bal
ance in each of the church organiza
tions. The Rev. M. A. Hart says that the
church has progressed materially in
the last year. More money, was ob
tained for special offerings and other
movements than ever before.
Following the business meeting
there was a musical program. Re
freshments were served in the base
ment of the church.
UNIVERSITY WOMEN "LEA
Five Girls Make Dates and Escort
Men to Theater.'
. Five University girls were the first
to avail themselves of the opportuni
ties which Leap Year offers.
rrhese girls made theater dates with
five University men. They called for
the men and escorted them to the Co
lumbia Theater. fThe girls removed
their cloaks and hats upon entering
the theater but the men, acting the
part of girls", did not remove theirs
until the start of the performance.
After the show the girls took the
men to a confectionery store where
they purchased drinks, mints, and
WOMEN JOURNALISTS ELECT
Miss Laura Brookmaa Heads Organ
IzatioB Miss Koegh, Vice-President
All women regularly enrolled in
the School of Journalism met yester
day and organized the Woman's Jour
nalism Club. Miss Laura Lou Brook
man was elected president of the or
ganization. Miss Mildred Keogh is
vice-prseldent. Miss Faye Johannes,
secretary, and Miss Loula Franklin,
Onsas QaestloBS Mast Be Answered.
Do not refuse to answer questions
when the census laker comes to your
door Those refusing to do so will be
reported to the district superintend
ent. The offending persons will then
be arrested and liable to fines.
Ceueilnea Stepaeas Was Preseat.
Because of a misinterpretation of
the minutes of the city clerk, it was
stated in the Missourian Tuesday that
Councilman F. F. Stephens was not
present at the Monday night council
meeting. Mr. Stephens was present.
For Colombia and Vicinity: OmmtlooaJ
w flurries thU mftcrmoon or tOBllht.
Profcafclr followed by clearing weather
Friday. Continued rata cold; twnswrsi
For IHnsoart: Probably fair northwest,
now toolsttt east and south portions.
prooaoiy xoiiowea ty clearing tnaay
moraine. Colder southeast portion to
night; slightly warmer Friday afternoon
Shippers' Forecast: Within a radius of
jud mucs or Columbia the lowest tempera
ture during !e next 36 hoars will be about
is west; 10 north; 18 east, and 20 south.
Precipitation has been general over the
lower Plain?, lower Mississippi Valley,
east liuir states, and Ohio Valley. From
I'tistern New .Mexico and central Texas
northeast to the Houthem half of Mis
souri it was In the form of snow and va
ried In depths between 3 and nearly S
The weather 4 colder and clearing In
the upper Central Valleys, but there is no
severe cold within limits of our reports,
save xero conditions in Minnesota.
The Old Trails route as well as mtt
northern roads have a covering of ice and
snow. The Ozark Routes are covered with
several inches of snow. Rather cold
weather will continue during the next 30
hours, but probably with clearing skies
The Jdgheat temperature in Columbia
yesterday was 33; and. the lowest last
night was SO. Precipitation 0.00. A year
pgo. yesterday the highest temperature
was 33 and the lowest was 14. Precipita
tion 0.00. Sam rose today 738 a. m. Sun
seta 5:01 p. m. Moon rises 8:44 p. m.
The TemperalHrei Today. -
7 a. m.20
8 a,.,m 21
i a..,m 21
10 a m. 21
11 .a. m 21
12 noon 20
1 p. m i ...13
2 p. m. 18
3 p. m 19
4 p. m 19
After. Getting "E" in War
He's Putting Comrrias in
After receiving the Croix de Guerre
for driving Us ambulance through
heavy fire for two days and three
nights during the American drive on
the Somme front, in August, 1918,
Paul M. Fulcher is now an instructor
In the tEnglish department of the University.-
Not only did he receive this Indi
vidual citation, known as the division
al citation, but he was a member of
the American Field Service, section
13, an organisation made up of men
from' Harvard and the University of
California, that received the sectional
citation, which carries with ft the
Croix de Guerre with a palm.
(After taking the examinations at
'Harvard for his master's degree in
the spring of 1917,' Mr. Fulcher went
to Paris, where, he. Joined his section,
which, before the United States en
tered the war, was known as S.S.V.
631, and was a part of the French
Qlr. Fulcher's sectional citation came
in July, 1917, when, during the
Champagne offensive under General
Neville, his section was cited for
"conspicuous bravery under heavy
Mr. Fulcher saw service on the Ver
dun front on two different occasions,
on the Champagne front, In Lor
raine, St. Mihiel, the Argonne, and
on the Somme-Meuse front
THREE B0TS THANK RED CROSS
Gift of Railroad Fare Saves 'Eastern
Youngsters From JaiL
Three boys, who had started on a
"bum" from their homes in Erie, Pa.,
at the wrong time of year arrived In
Columbia yesterday morning with a
nickel among them.
One of' the boys had an overcoat
(Hie tried to sell it at the J. B. Hughes
second-hand store for enough money
to eat once and leave town on.
After they left the store Mr. Hughes
missed an air rifle belonging to his
son. The boys were arrested last
night at the M. Kl & T. depot on
charges' of petty thievery.
. After a night spent in the city
Jail, they were released and given
two hours to leave town! ,
""They went to Mrs. W. G. Stephen
son, in charge of thejcoal office of the
American Red Cross, told her about
the two hours' notice they had been
given and suggested that the Red
Cross might "shell out" some rail
road fare to match it
Mrs. Stephenson did. The young
sters are on their way West again
1819 HELD BIG JOB FOR CUPID
Recorder's Report 8fcewL2S9 Mar
riages County Got $MM Last Tear.
The high cost of living did not put
a damper on Cupid last year since 289
marriage licenses were issued as com
pared with 234 the year before. This
number was shown in the annual re
port of John L. Henry, county record
er, filed with the Circuit Court yes
terday. A total of 4,248 dcouments were re
corded last year. This includes 1,723
deeds, 1,192 deeds of trust 543 sol
diers' discharges, 145 patents and 151
affidavits. There were 3,787 chattel
mortgages recorded and 1,761 re
leased. Deeds of trust released num
bered 1,348. The receipts of the
county for 1919 were S4.909.36.
Marriage License Issaed.
A marriage license was Issued by
the county recorder this afternoon to
J. A. (Nichols, over 21, and Mrs. Myr
tle E. Jones, over 18, Jjoth of Colum
. ir.Ti" "-"Jr"' rr"; "." . . i sesaiva oi ana ramDiiea oy ur. James mwiiiiiu ws iwku. s,
.Lack of Moisture and Pres
ence of Fly Injurious, Says
But Yield Is Not Likely to
The prospect for a good wheat'erop
thia year is very bad, according to
Wl T. Anderson of the Boone County
In the first place,,there has been but
little snow this winter, and a good
wheat crop depends on a lot of snow
for ifs start Then, toof tae presence
of the Hessian fly will destroy much.
of this year's wheat This is one
ot-the most dangerous, enemies of the
wheat farmers. The eggs of this In
sect have, survived the. early" frosts,
and Mr. Anderson estimates, that this
pest willjcut the wheat; production
oi ttoone uouniy to one-nan yie um-
uuui ui jasi year. f
This scarcity will also put the price
still higher. Wheat is now selling at
$2.71, 'which is 51 cents higher than
the government price, and flour in
Minneapolis is now quoted at J 15.35
a barrel. Spring will see, it selling
at a still higher price, Mr. Anderson
The corn outlook is much better;
but the production will not come up
to the government estUaate, which
fails to take into consideration the act
reage lost by the overflow of rivers.
Thousands of acres are lost in this
way each year. The production in
Boone County will average thirty
bushels and is of good quality.
Corn in this territory is not being
shipped. It is being bought and sold
among the farmers, who use it for
feed. Mr. Anderson believes that
corn has reached Its. limit in price,
and says that by May it will be back
to $1.60 or $1.65.
Forces Capture British Mil
itary Supplies and Cut OtT
Deniken Forces. . ,
Cy United Press.
LONDON, Jan. 8. The red forces
have occupied Tagenrog on the Gulf
by that name, according to an official
wireless received here today. The
soviet farces have captured enormous
booty and claim more than 4,000 pris
oners. Military supplies have been taken,
including much British heavy artil
lery, tanks, armored trucks, stores of
munition and 220 guns, the com
The Bolshevik! now have reached
the coast on the east and west A
dispatch from Copenhagen says the
soviet representative there, claims
that now the Bolshevist forces have
completely cut off Deniken forces.
BRICK COMPANY GETS $308.49
Circuit Court Grants Decision by De
fault to Moberly Concern.
Judment by default was granted
the (Moberly Paving Brick Company
this morning in the Boone County
Circuit Court, in a suit on account al
leged to have been owed by George
W. Barkwell. The Judgment amount
ed to $3,908.49 with interest at 6vper
A suit for damages for injuries re
ceived in a fist fight was -also settled
this morning. William C. Liddell, de
fendant, agreed to settle by paying
Russell Rogers, plaintiff, $25. Puni
tive damages of were exacted by
XEVi GAS PLAST UJit'ERTAIK
Commercial Club 1VD1 Decide
Cause of Action Today.
No action has been taken by the
board of dlrestors of the Commercial
Club on the proposed purchase of the
gas plant, according to E. Sydney
Stephens. The committee appointed
to investigate the project has not
made a report.
The board of directors will meet
today or tomorrow to take definite ac
tion either for or against the proposi
tion. CONTRALTO HERE JANUART 12
Next Concert In Phi Mo Alpha Series
by1 Miss Tilly Koenea,
The next concert of the Phi Mu Al
pha series, a recital by Miss Tilly
Koenen, Dutch contralto, will be giv
en January 12. Miss Koenen was to
appear in Columbia two years ago but
was unable to keep her American en
gagmentson account of the war.
Rabbi Harrison Here Saadar.
JBabbi Leon Harrison of St Louis
will conduct the services of the Jew
ish Students' Congregation next San
day evening. He will speak on "The
Wandering Jew." The meeting -will
.be held in Room D, Y.M.C.A. Build
ing, at 8 o'clock. The meeting will
be open to the public
Only Nations Which Have
Agreed to It Will Take
Part In Ceremony.
4 P. M. IS THE HOUR
Questions of Russia and Tur
key Will Be First Brought
Before the Meeting.
By United Press.
. PARIS, Jan. 8. Exchange of for
mal ratifications, placing the Treaty
oi Versailles in enect, win take place
in the (French foreign office at 4
o'clock Saturday afternoon, according
to an official announcement today.
Only 'those nations which have rat
ified the treaty will take part In the
ceremony. They arer Great Britain,
France, Italy, Japan, Belgium,- Boli
via, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Poland,
Slam, Czecho-Slovakia, Uruguay and
Compromise On Flame.
By United Press.
LONDON, Jan. 8. Premier Lloyd
George and Premier 'itti have reached
an agreement for settlement of the
Flume question, it was reported to
day. The agreement, according to the
report, will be submitted to Premier
Clemenceau when the Allied leaders
meet with him in Paris today.
British and Italian officials left
here for Paris this morning.
Russia and Turkey will be the first
nations to receive attention, it was
intimated. Some London papers feel
that a definite policy will be reached
with regard to Russia because of the
continued victories of the red forces.
The question whether or not the
kaiser will be brought to trial will
also be discussed.
Herd George Wants Trial of Wilhelm.
Lor Berkcnhead, British lord chan
cellor. Is a member of the party. His
presence is explained as necessary to
determine the ultimate decision on
Wilhelm, former kaiser of Germany.
Lloyd George, it was said, will main
tain his determined attitude that the
kaiser be- tried, and is preparing to
put' up a fight to see that a trial be
,;$288 INTO CHARITjrFUNp,
Goal of $200 May Yet Be Reached,
Lacking $202 of reaching the goal,
the annual campaign of the Columbia
Charity Organization Society for funds
has closed with a total of $2,298 re
ceived or pledged, according to a re
port of the finance committee at the
regular monthly meeting of the or
ganization held Monday. Harold M.
McPheeters, chairman of the finance
committee, says subscriptions are still
being received and the goal, $2,500,
may yet be reached.
The campaign began December 11
and lasted one week. The members
of the finance committee, which en
gineered the campaign, were: Harold
M. McPheeters, chairman; P. P. Mil
ler, the Rev. T. W. Young, Frank B.
Rollins and W. K. Bayless.
According to the report, $2,184 in
cash and $114 in pledges were re
ceived. In the residence district $L
174.55 was subscribed by 695 persons
and in the business district, $1,123.45
by 331, subscribers.
Several large subscriptions were re
ceived but the Hamilton-Brown Shoe
Company holds the first place with a
subscription of $100. Two subscrip
tions for $50 each and ten for $25
each were also received.
The Charity OrganizaUon Society
passed a resolution, at the meeting
thanking those who gave either time
or money to the work.
MRS. FRANCES E. LONG DIES
Funeral Will Be Held at 16 O'clock
Mrs. Frances Ellen Long died at
her home at 603 North Elgghth street
about 11:30 o'clock last night. She
was 71 years old. The cause of death
was heart disease.
Funeral services will be held at the
.jome at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning
by the Rev. Madison A. Hart of the
First Christian Church. The burial
will be at Bethlehem cemetery, six
teen miles north of Columbia.
Mrs. Long is survived by three sons,
Jesse -M. and Turner B. of Columbia
and Arcn o. oi Kansas city.
Short Coarse Men Plaa HoaieeomlBg.
A homecoming of all former stu
dents in the Short Course will be one
of the annual features sof the Farm
ers' Week. After the meeting of the
short course men at 2 o'clock Monday,
January 19, in Room 200 of the Agri
cultural Building, there will be a ban
quet for all former Short Course men
and those now enrolled in the course.
Mr. Hughes who Is in charge of Farm
ers' Week is arranging for a special
program for the short course banquet
Batter Bowa to Seveaty Cesis New.
There has been a drop ia the price
of creamery batter here. It Is now
selling for 70 cents a poand. '
siausneg Skew a
Columbia's birth rate is on the de
cline, according to records in the pos
session of and compiled by Dr. James
M. Gordon, registrar of vital statistics
for Columbia. At that, the births ex
ceeded the deaths in 1919 by twenty
To date 227 births have been re
ported for 1919. The registrar ex
pects that ten: or fifteen more births
will be reported before he sends his
report to the board of health in Jeffer
son City on January 10.
.The year 1918 has a record of 2G3
There were 202 deaths in Columbia
and Columbia Township in 1919. At
the close of the year 1918 the books
of the registrar showed 241 deaths.
In 1916 and 1917 the same number of
deaths were recorded, 202 persons
having died in Columbia each of these
The physicians of Columbia say that
influenza was the cause of the in
crease in the death rate during 1918.
Vera Cruz Center of Stricken
District Area Under
By RALPH H. TURNER
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
"MEXICO, CITY. Jan. 7 (night).
Full toll of Saturday's earthquake was
beginning to be apparent tonight Re
liable estimates place the total of
known dead- at 3,000, chiefly in the
state of Vera Cruz.
Several hundreds died at Puebia,
according to a dispatch to EI Demo
crat tonight Several villages on the
border of Vera Cruz and Puebia are
reported to have been completely de
stroyed. Martial law was declared wherever
possible, and troops were sent to pre
serve order and help the suffering.
Bandits are particularly thick in most
of this area.
U. S. TO SUE PACKERS
Anti-Trust Action Against
Big Five to Be Filed
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan,, .SsjAttprney-l
Oeneral Palmer plans to me anti
trust action against the big five pack
ers Monday or Tuesday, it was learn
ed today at the Department of Justice.
This will be Palmer's first step to
ward carrying out the dissolution
agreement under which the packers
are obliged to dissolve their connec
tion with 100 subsidiary concerns
The packers' representaUves were
to state their views as to the disso
lution agreement and the necessity of
lega' action before the Senate agri
cultural committee today.
.NATION-WIDE DRIVE TO START
m0W,0ee to Be Asked For Saall
Colleges ThroBgRoat the Country.
By United Press.
CHICAGO, Jan. 8 A nation-wide
drive for a $400,000,000 fund for small
colleges of the country will be made,
according to R. L. Kelly, acting secre
tary of the Association of Small Col
The plans for the drive have been
approved by John D; Rockefeller 'and
other prominent-'. supporters of the
small, colleges. , .
The plan Is to apportion the fund
in $1,000,000 lots among 400 small .col
leges, providing funds for increased
salaries for faculty members, fequip-
ment, and endowments.
UNIVERSITY BUILDING GARA OK
Weather Retards Work oh Structure,
Wfekk Wfll Hoase Six Cars.
A garage -cosUng $2,000 will be
built by the University on Fifth street
Just north of the Stewart road. It
will be built ofrick taken from the
old Manual Arts Building and be one
story high. The floor will be of ce
ment and a burled tank for gasoline is
"" The garage will be divided into
thr.ee compartments, each having room
for two cars or trucks. Each com
partment will have special doors.
Edward E. Brown, business man
ager of the University, said that the
wea'ther was holding up the progress
of the garage at present, as it was
ClrH EaffMCH Wear Broad Mats.
Students in the College of. Agricul
ture are no longer the, only ones to
wear queer hats; The members of the
Civil Engineering Society have re
vived an old question and are stepping
forth in broad-brimmed Stetsons. The
hats are like those worn by engineers
In the field and will be Hsed after
graduation In practical work. The so
ciety is composed mostly ofJtmlora
Stadeat Yotaatecra t Meet.
The thirty-two delegates who at
tended the Student Vc-laateer Coavea
Uon at Dea Moiae, la., will aeetia
the Y-MjOA. BHildlHg la Room D at
4 o'clock Friday afteraooa-
3,000 ID DEAD
"RATIFY TREATY" SAY
UMTS OF 1920
National Committee Behind
Acts of President in
BRYAN BOOM IS
. By HUGH) BAILLEY
(Unlted Press 8US Correspondent!
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. A resolu
tion putting the Democratic party on
record-as being squarely behind Pres
ident Wilson was passed unanimously
today by the Democratic national
In this resolution senators irho op
posed the ratification of the Peace
Treaty, or wanted reservations which!
are said to "nuillfv" th nart.
declared ito be worthy of the "con- i
tempt of the wor!d
The movement of William Jennings
Bryan in Washington was attracting
as much attention as the Democratic
national committee meeting. The
meeting met to name time and place
for the Democratic naUonal conven
Bryan arrived early this moraine
ostensibly to. make a speech tonight
at the Jackson Day dinner. Many be
lieve he will make an effort to se
cure the leadership of the party.
Bryan, it is said, understood that
the Democrats would rather follow
him and get some kind of treaty than
follow the (President and get no treaty.
xne aurnax of the Bryan-Wilson
situation is scheduled for tonight
when Wilson's message will be read
at the banquet and Bryan will make
a speech. The program for the dinner
tonight is Wilson's message which
will be read, a letter from W. G. Mc
Adoo, addresses by prospective candi
dates and Bryan's speech.
The dinner will start at 6 o'clock.
The work of the committee today
will be done at an open session.
TheTJemocratic national committee
today chose San Francisco as a meet
ing place for the Democratic national
convenUon. When the last vote was
taken it was unanimous for San Fran
cisco. The Democratic national convention
will start June 28.
Afi .tHA. VntA. VM Mm .tftlron whan-
ft was seen that SaV Francisco had .'
twenty-seven votes delegates who had
voted tor other cities changed their
Votes making It unanimous for San
There were seventeen votes for
Kansas City and seven for Chicago
when San Francisco reached its twen-.
Senator Cummins launched a plea
for revival of the militant spirit of
)C0BBtry Wants Treaty Any Way.
By L. C. MARTIN
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The coun
try wants a treaty and wants it bad.
It does not care particularly whether
there are reservations or not, accord
ing to politicians here for the meet
ing of the Democratic national com-
mittee and the Jackson Day dinner.
The demand for ratification is par
ticularly strong in the Middle West
and South as these sections see-in the
treaty a chance to return to normal
prices ah'd -conditions. Col. Charles
KHiggin, St Louis, speaking for that
sectkuv'says the treaty Is the upper
most thought in the minds of busi
ness men and that if the 'Republican
party gets it into the campaign- the
people will1 show what they think' of
the Senate's delay In ratifying k.
The wet and dry question Is. dead
so 'far as potential issues are con
cerned, .it is generally believed,
' The" Democrats say they Jiear bo
where complaints, about hlghi! taxes;
although the Republicans believed the
country was aroused about the ques
STARTS NURSING COURSES
CeatraUa aad HaUsrOle WM Becehe
Red Cross Iaftractlaa.
Miss Dorothy Broffle, Red Cross
nurse, has organized classes la home
nursing in CeatraUa and Hallsvllle.
She will meet her classes la Ceatra
Ua on Monday and Hallsvllle on Wed
nesday of. every1 week. Miss Broffle
will give demonstrations la bed mak
ing, how to give proper hatha to the
ck. and how, to dress infants, along
.with her lectures. The Red Cross
nopes to make tnis a atate-wlde move
ment and to establish similar classes
in all the towns of the state.
Preshyterlaa Weave to Meet.
The woman's auxiliary of the Pres
byterian Church, will meet at the home
of Mrs. N. T. Gentry at 10 o'clock to
morrow moralag. The Bteahera will
sew for the School of the Oaarks.
Luncheon will be served aad tfcore
will be a B-Jatesary progra-a at 2:M
o'clock. All of the weam of the
church are iavlted to attesd.
FaaJc-ZtM SeWety Jfeeta Stwdav.
Poale-Zlca Society will hold Hi reg
ular meetlB at 2:90 o'clock Baaday
afternoon ia Room A, TJLCJL BaM-ing.
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