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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 27, 1920.
Middle West Strike May Be
Most Serious So FSr, Au
Eastern Miners Expected To
Quit Country Has Two
to Ten Days' Supply.
Dj LnlteJ TrM
SPKI.NGF1SLD, 111, July 27. Op
erators and miners looked to Wash
ington today to settle the strike tin
gle which has tied up the mines In
this part ct the country and thrown
practically 75.000 coal diggers out or
work. The miners demand a $2 a
diy increase. The mine operators
say thit they are willing to return
,to work on a day's notice alter their
demands have been granted.
With a payday on July 30 the men
are not worried. 'Federal mediators
held a confernce with mine officials
By United ITfm.
CHICAGO, July 27. Starring; tor,
coal, the Nation's Industries will lapse
into unconsciousness before another
ten days if the unauthorized coal
strike continues, E. C. Series, presi
dent of the Coal Operators Associa
tion, unreservedly declared today.
Coal authorities throughout the
Middle West today concurred in tho
opinion that the Illinois, Indiana anl
Kansas miners' strike threatens to
be the most serious situation the
country has faced Industrially. '
Reports early today Indicated that
the strike is spreading. Further de
fections in the Indiana and Karsas
mines are reported. The Iowa miners
are preparing to confer tomorrow with
the operators In the hopes of having a
representative committee appointed
to discuss the wage question. The
authorities declare that the strike
stream is sweeping eastward and an
ticipates a great volume of eastern
miners out before the week-end.
The available coal supply ranges
from two to ten days," Series said to
day. "Railways and some public utili
ties have the largest supplies. The
car shortage and the transportation
tangle have prevented the people from
laying In large stocks In preparation
for winter as they have done here
tofore. There Is nothing the opera
tors can do but Insist that the min
ers comply with their contract. We
have laid our case before President
Wilson and now await what action he
-n 111 take. We have made no recom
mendations but have fully ouUined
what the condition is that faces the
country. The labor situation Is noV
disturbing In the East as yet, but re
ports indicate considerable Unrest
"Any increase granted the miners
will naturally canse an increase in our
Series said he was not able to es
tlmate the amount of Increase to be
"The public will Indirectly pay by
an increase In price," he said.
Shortage In Kansas City.
Dj United I'rm
KANSAS CITY, July 27. The pub
lic utilities here are facing a coal
famine. The street car company has
a five-day supply on hand and the
water and light plants only a ten-day
fuel supply. The city has appealed
to the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion for a priority order on coal min
ed in the southwest fields which is
now being sent out of this territory.
Executive Board Considers Strike.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 27. Members
of the executive board of the United
Mine Workers of America today had
under consideration the unauthorised
strike in Illinois. Indiana and Kansas
fields, it was believed.
John L. Lewis, international presi
dent, refused to admit directly that
the board had under consideration a -tlon
regarding the strike but said th;y
were meeting to discuss Internal ad
BALLOTS TO COUNTY PRECINCTS
Clerk and Assistants
Out 3MXtt Ballots.
The County Court room was the
scene of unusual acUvlty this after
noon. County Clerk Charles Davis
and a force of rive assistants wrapped
and sent out over 33.000 ballots to
the different precincts In Boone Coun
ty. These ballots, representing the
l, different party tickets, will be used in
fc. the August primaries to be held next
H Straw File Burns South of ColumnU.
B A straw pile on the farm of John
B. Crane, seven and one-balf miles
B south of Columbia, was burned this
Hafternoon. Threshermen had just fin
ished threshing the Job and the ma
chlne was still sitting near the pile.
It is probable that the fire started
Hrom a spark from the engine. A
H'ew empty sacks were burned but
saaBn'3r about a bushel ot wheat was
WEATHER-Fair -MU Warner.
Tt CalaaaMa aa4 Ylclaltyi fair H
wanaar tultkt aa4 WasaeaiaT.
For Missouri: Fair and warmer tonight
Good showers bar fallen la Arktnsu,
Oklahoma, eastern Kanaaa. aid western
Missouri. Since Saturday stent rslas have
been of sreat value over the western halt
of UlMoarl Pair weather prevailed In the
other crals states.
A tropical atorm is approaching the
eouthern part of Florida.
Temperatures are moderate everywhere.
The Old Trails la allshUy muddy In
pou between Waverlr and Kanaaa City
but the remainder of the route la In fair
condition so far as weatser electa are
Fair warm weather will prevail over
The hlehest temperature in Columbia
reaterdar .est and the lnwt Isae
nlxht was 88. Precipitation 003. A year
ico yeaieraay tne niKnear emperarore was
)" and the loweat waa 71 Precipitation
0 05. Son row today J -OS a, m. Sua sets
7Sj p. m. Moon nets 2:18 a. m.
The Temperatures Todaj:
7 a. m 60 12 noon 80
8 a. m 69 1 p. m 80
9 a. m 74 2 p. m 81
10 a. m 77 3 p. m 8$
11a. m 79 8 : JO p. m 83
Wire Received That the Car
Held Here Was Stolen
A telegram was received by Sheriff
,r. Fred Whitesldes today which said
that the Sheriff at Manhattan, Kan,
vas on his way to Columbia to take
Charge of the men who were picked
up by Sheriff Whitesldes Friday af
ternoon while they were driving a car
bearing a Kansas license tag. The
wire stated that the car had been
tolen from Manhattan.
Three of the men -have been held
In the county Jail while the authori
ties conducted an Investigation. The
'ourth escaped. He waa captured at
LEGION INDORSES CANDIDATES
Douglas Says Men Were Judged for
Dwlght F. Davis was indorsed for
United States senator from Missouri
by the members of the Herbert Wil
.iams Post ot the American Legion
at the post meeting last night.
' Ed Chamhpr wajt Indorsed for
shcrlnf of Boone-County r-SldssyMtiiiltetrolt police tha most Information U
Una for representative In the Stat
Legislature, Ruby Hulen for prosecu'
ting attorney and Jabe ' Sublett for
"We Indorse these men for what we
think they are worth, as public service
men and not because of their politi
cal views says J. A. Douglas, post
Mr. Douglas ha Tecelvci a letter
from Robert M. Clayton, s'ato com
mander cf the American Legion, tell
ing of a bill in the United State? Een
ite which provides for the diatnbn
Jon ot war trophies -throughout the
country in proportion to the nnmber
of men who served In the army from
the different sections. Mr. Clayton
believes that It would be well to dis
tribute th:se trophies to the Ameri
can Legion posts. lEach post In the
state would get at least one.
According- to Mr. Clayton' letter,
the senators have been asked whether
or not the trophies conld be distribu
ted in this wa. .
Missouri's quota of the trophies
wonld be 76 pieces of artillery, 137
vehicles, 2,402 rilles and 343 machine
CITY RECEIVES WATER BOILER
Purchase Made Necessary By In
The new water tube boiler, which
was purchased by the city from the
Heine Safety Boiler Company of St.
Louis for $17,950 and which will be
Installed at the pumping station, was
received here today. The work ot in'
stilling It will begin immediately.
The -purchase of the boiler was
made necessary on account of the in
crease ot water and light consump
tion within the city.
HOSPITAL DISCHARGES THREE
Dennis Murphy Was Admitted Tes
Miss Henrietta Monday, a student
In the University, Mrs. Betty Nauser ot
Hallsvllle, and Earl W. Davis, a stu
dent in the School of Education, were
discharged from the Parker Memorial
Dennis II Murphy, a student In the
School of Arts and Science was admit
ted yesterday, his case has not been
Baptists to Choose Delegates.
According to Charles Bryan, presi
dent of the Young People's Union,
delegates from the Baptist Church to
the two weeks session of the Baptist
assembly at Arcadia, which cpens next
Mondjy are to be chosen soon.
K. C Merchant Kay YlsR Here.
The Young Men's Division of Jhe
Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
is planning a three days' automobi
trip, September 2, 3 and 4, through
Central Missouri. The tentative route
Captures Sabinas in State of
Coahuila Telegraphs to
Huerta From There.
Reported ToHave 3,000
Troops Ready In Case or
Uy Halted Preaa
MEXICO CITY, July 27. Francisco
Villa has telegraphed President de la
Huerta that he will surrender un
conditionally, it was announced at tire
war, ministry here today.
Villa recently captured Sabinas In
the State of Coahuila, from where be
telegraphed De la Huerta. Villa de
clared that he had moved from Chi
huahua because he mistrusted offi
cials there and wished to surrender
in Coahuila. He notified the govern
ment that railway traffic had been
interrupted and asked to whom be
By United rreas
EAGLE PASS, July 27.-JThlrty-
cight women and all of the -policemen
of Sabinas, Mexico, have been killeii
by Pancho Villa, Mexican bandit lead
er, according to advicjs received here
itj United Picas
EAGLE PASS, July 27. Reports
from Mexico failed to confirm the
reports that Pancho Villa had uncou
''Villa is reported to have 3,006
troops available in case de la Huerta
offered any interference. The bandit
chief was reported to be coming this
TO IDENTIFY VICTIM IN TRUNK
Iattatate Friend of Mrs. Leroy En.
ronle to New York From Detroit,
by Called Preaa
DETROIT, July 27. Mrs. Mary
Trumble, Intimate friend of Mrs,
Catherine Jackson Leroy, was enroute
to New York today to make posi
tive the identification of the death
trunk victim, who is thought to be
Mrs. Trumble, who has given the
regard to Mr." and Mrs. Eugene Le
roy, will be joined in New York by
her husband. Patrolman Leroy Trum
ble ot the Detroit police.
Meanwhile the police are Investlgit-
ing the movements of various men who
were registered at various hotels
during February and March. They
believe they have uncovered other
aliases which might have been used
CHAUTAUQUA COMING IX 1921
600 Tickets Subscribed at Last Sight's
Columbia is to have a Chautauqua
next year. Six hundred tickets were
subscribed for at last night's perfor
mance. A contract has been signed
with the White-Meyers Company.
It Is said that never before have the
people had greater interest or given
greater attention to the Chautauqua
than they have this year, and Judging
from the attendance, ths management
says, there is no doubt that a sum
mer' festival next year will be popu
lar.' There will be a new plan of seat
ing next year and an elevation of the
stage so that everyone can see," said
Dr. J. B. Cole this morning.
TO UNITE AMENDMENT FORCES
New Constitutional Association Will
Meet In St Louis, July 30.
The New Constitution Association
of Missouri will hold a state-wide
meeting in the Planter's Hotel in St
Louis on July 30 at 10 o'clock in the
morning to determine a way In which
to unite the forces ot the state so
that the measure providing for a new
constitution may have the necessary
number of "yes" votes.
Publish Student's Article In Japan.
An editorial written by Claire E.
Glnsburg, a graduate of the School
of Journalism, was published in a re
cent issue of the Japan Advertiser.
The editorial won the prize offered
by the Missouri Society ot Japan for
the best editorial essay. Her subject
was "Two Monroe Doctrines.
Open Bulldlig Proposals Thursday.
The sealed proposals which have
been submitted for the construction
of the Home Economics and Observa
tory buildings will be opened Thurs
day morning by Edward E. Brown,
business manager of the University.
After being tabulated, the bids will be
referred to the Executive Committee,
which meets at Kansas City Friday,
where their acceptance or rejection
will be decided upon. The committee
reserves the right to reject sny or all
RenaaedHead of Reserve Board.
WASHINGTON, July 27-Presldent
Wilson reappointed Mr. P. G. Harding
today to succeed himself as govern
or of the Federal Reserve Board.
Touring Party in 'Gay-Colored
Caps Visit Down
14 AUTOS IN GROUP
Columbians 'Entertain Visi
tors at Luncheon at the
Fourteen cars carylng boosters from
Xhe Sedalla Chamber ot Commerce
for theJUite Fair spent about thirty
minutes in Columbia this afternoon
os their two-day tour in the Interests
at the fair.
! The party consisted of forty-two
persons, about half ot whom were
women. It was under the direction
At Boy 'Hlnkle. assistant publicity
igent for the fair.
They were met at the Daniel Boone
Tavern by the Columbia Chamber cf
Commerce and entertained at a speci
ally prepared luncheon.
, Speeches ot welcome were given E.
Sydney Stephens and Frank B. Rol
-"The purpose of this trip Is to
arouse an interest among the busi
ness men of the surroundlng'cltles of
-iur great fair,' said Mr. Hlnkle in
reply. "The Missouri State Fair Is an
institution the same as the University
acre in this city and we feel a mutual
regard for each ot them. This fair
nlll rank second or third among the
tate fairs of the United States hut
it a cost cheaper than any other one.
Is for Columbia, I have not the least
Joubt that most of you will all be
-here. This year we will have bigger
premiums and bigger attractions than
The party wore red and blue caps
with a State Fair advertisement on
them. They left at 4:30 o'clock for
They expect to -spend the night in
Jloberly and from there continue
heir tour. They will return to Se-
lilla tomorrow night.
The party was, due to arrive In Co
'ufflbta yesterday but rain caused it
;o be postponed for a day.
HISS DOBBS. TO TALK THURSDAY
-l'fftfresslve Vovesseats ! Edaca-
"Sits IOi T. Dot; professor of tn-
lustrial art in the University, will
ipeak before the University assembly
rhnrsday on 'Progressive Movements
tn mnMflnn ff. Tlstttfca ha. a-
eently returned from Salt Lake City
.There she attended the annual con
tention ot the National Education As
sociation. According to Miss Dobbs,
the association, which his been reor
ganized at the last meeting, adopted
is Its by-laws many ot the principles
vhlch have long since prevailed In the
Missouri State Teachers' Association.
The reorganized association is ex
pected to give' a new impetus to the
matter of progressive education and
kindred movements of an education
al character. Miss Dobbs will also
?ive a brief description of the work
accomplished by the convention.
TWO MILLION PAY INCOME TAX
Remainder of U. S. Population Lives
on tSJWO a Year or Leu.
By United Preaa
WASHINGTON, July 27. Approxi
mately 103,000,000 people are living
on an Income of $2,000 a year or less,
according to an analysis ot the income
tax returns, today.
The population of the United States
is unofficially estimated at 105,000,000.
The remaining 2,000,009 people paid
the bulk ot the ,5.410,284.874 in fed
eral 'income, excess profits and mis
cellaneous taxes collected by theTed-
eral Government during the fiscal
year which ended June 30.
Y. M. C. A. BEING REPAIRED
Tennis Court aid Reading Roost Im
proved Secretary Coning Back.
The tennis court at the Y. M. C A.
will be ready in a few days. The Y.
M. C. A. Is making general repairs.
The walls and woodwork of the north
reading room and the pool hall are
being painted. A sanitary drinking
fountain is to be paced on the first
floor, and another on the second.
J. K. O'Heeron, general secretary
of the V.JI.CA. will return the last
of the week. He has been in Mont
gomery City, and Is sow vls:tln his
mother In Elvins. Mo.
University Art Work May Go to '
State Fair officials have
Miss Gladys Wheat. Instur
art department, and Miss Air- F
brother A. B. '20, to send an M.
of their work to Sedalla for the -ek
of the fair.
"Miss Wheat and Miss Fa'rbroth
have specialized in batik work ana
have a number cf blouses, scarfs and
drapes which were exhibited here
last spring. In addition to the batik.
Miss Falrbrother has a screen. Just
finished, which has attracted much
Pie Sapper at Hlaksoa ChapeL
A pie supper will be held at Hlnk
son Chapel at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
LOAN ASS'S. ELECTS DIRECTORS
Assets Have Increased Over 800 Per
Cent in Tern Years.
The directors ot the Boone National
Savings and Loa5 Association held
their annual election of officers today
in the office of the association, 206
The following were elected direc
S. F. Conley, L. M. Defoe, Marshall
Gordon, J. a Jones, C B. Rollins, Jr
S. M. Stevlnson and W. S. SL Clair.
S. F. Conley waa elected president,
L. M. Defoe vice-president, W. S. St
Clair, secretary, S. C. Hunt treasurer,
McBalne, Clark & Rollins attorneys
and S. F. Conley, L. M. Defoe and W.
S. St. Clair loan committee;
'Only one change was made in the
board ot directors, a B. Rollins, Jr
taking the place of C O .Selders, who
has moved out ot the state.
The association recently Increased
its capital stock from 3500,000 to 31.
000,000. It has increased Its assets
over S0O per cent In the last ten years.
14 Electric-Lighted Stand-
ards To Be Put In the
Fourteen traffic standards have
been received by the city from the
WesUnghouse Electric & Manufactur
ing Company. The standards cost the
city $398.02. It is estimated that the
expense ot installlng.them will amount
These standards are equipped with
white and red electric lights. Cables
laid underneath the streets will car
ry the electric current for the lights.
The standards will be placed on
Broadway, and on Walnut and Cher
ry streets in the business section ot
the city. The old traffic posts will le
TELLS STRANGE WATCH STORY
J. B. Jeffries Finds Timepiece Lost
In Field Last Saner.
Fish stories must temporarily take
a lack seat in :avor of the story of
a lost watch which was told recently
by J. B. Jeffries ot Mexico, Mo.
While working 'In the wheat fields
of Kansm in the summer of 1319. Jef
fries lost a ssventeen-jeweled Elgin
watch . After a long search, he gave
up hope of finding it.
TJiU summer JesWes-sgaJawent
to the wheat fields and -was employ-.
ed by the same nun he worked for in
1919. Wile working in the field one
day his foot struck something hard.
He looked down and there was his
Jeffries raid the watch wa) slightly
rusty In places but still keeps good
CATTLE SHIPPERS SUE RAILROAD
Damages Amounting to 9K9M Are
F. F. Davis, Forrest Kennett and
T. H. Armstrong have filed a suit for
damages in the Circuit Court against
John Barton Payne, agent for the Uni
ted States Railroad Admtalstmloi.
The plaintiffs allege that they ship
ped 102 head ot cattle to St. Louis ov
er the Wabash railroad August 26,
1919, and that through delayed ship
ment the cattle were damaged to the
extent ot $844 50. The second count
ot the suit calls for $95.06 tor 90 head
ot Jtcgs which, were damaged by de
layed shipment January 5, 1920.
KANSAS CITY WITHOUT MILK
Dairies Say They Cannot Comply With
Ruling of City Officials. .
By United Preaa
KANSAS CITY, July 27-Kansas
City today was virtually without milk.
Four of largest dairy concerns have
notified the newspapers that there
would be no deliveries today. They
took this action because of the rulin
or city officials that milk sold as Cli'S
A Is below the standard. The dair
ies said they could not afford to de
liver other grades.
TAKES WATER AND LIGHT BONDS
City Boys $000 Worth at Sarins; of
2 Per cent.
After an exchange of telegrams
the city late yesterday afternoon ac
cepted an offer by the Federal Secur
ities Company ot Chicago in regard to
Using up $5,000 worth otthi per cent
water and light bonds, optional In
1920, at $98 en the $100 and accrued
interest. This Is a 2 per cent dis
count offer, the city saving $100 and
4 Interest on the bonds until Octo
ber, 1920, by accepting the offer.
Calendar Panics Eves the BakbKs.
Twice In a century Easter Sunday
falls on the same day of March and
twice on the same day ef April. Eas
ter Sunday this year fell on April 4;
tn 1915 It fell on the same date. Next
year tt will fall on March 27 as In
1910. Easter Sundiy ol His was
unique as It was the only Easter Sun
day In the twentieth century to fall
on March 23. in Wis ivasier ounosy
was on April 20 and in 1930 It will
fall on the sime date. At the close
of the twentieth century. In 1919, Eas
ter Sunday will again occur on April
4, this being the only case In whlen
tt falls three times on the same day
of tha same month in one century.
Ceremony Held on Allen
Field at Smith
15,000 ARE PRESENT
-Many Boyhood Friends and
Relatives From Ver
By United Preaa
NORTHAMPTON, Mass, July 27.
Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massa
chusetts was formally notified of his
nomination as Republican candidate
for Vice-President here todiy.
The front porch of Governor Cool
Idge's modest home, which is part of
a two-family dwelling, was t:o small
for the ceremony, which was carried
out on Allen Field, at Smith College.
The governor and his staff occupied
a stage in tha center ot a natural am
phitheatre and It was estimated 15,000
admirers looked on from grassy slopes
of the field.
L. Clark Seely, president of Smith
College, presided at the notification
ceremony. Tha committee appointed
to notify Coolidge was headed by
Edwin T. Morrow. Judge J. Henry
Roraback of Connecticut was in
charge of the arrangements.
Previous to the ceremony Govern
or Coolidge gave a luncheon at the
Draper Hotel, at which members of
the local and the national notiflca
Uon committee were his guests.
Among the thousands who saw the
notification were many boyhood
friends ot Governor Coolidge from
Plymouth. Vermont, where he recent
ly spent his vacation on the family
homestead. No one watched with
more interest or felt greater pride In
the spectacle than Mrs. Coolidge and
her two sons, John and Calvin, Jr.,
who occupied seats near the Governor.
American Yacht Has Advan
tage Early in the De
Aboard, tha United States Dstrorer.r--Goldsbofo,
July '27. (by" wireless.) .,
The Resolute was leading the Sham
rock IV by a quarter of a mile at
4:45 p. m, three miles from the first
mark ot the race.
Today's race wilt decide the winner
of America's Yachting Cup. Six races
have been run, two going to each
yacht and two resulting in no decision
through failure to -finish within the
allotted time ot six hours.
TWO-DAY CONFERENCE HERE
Vocational Agriculture Teachers Meet
August S and C
Missouri teachers ot vocational ag-
rivulture will meet In Columbia for
a two-day conference. August 5 and
6. Addresses followed by round-table
discussions will be given by Dean
F. B. Mumford cf the College of Agri
culture; W.T. Carrington, state dlr-
Lector ot vocational education; P. H.
Ross, acting director for the Missou
ri State Board t Agriculture; P. A.
Llnke, regional director ot vocation
al education ;and C W. Watson, su
pervisor ot agricultural education for
Dr. C. C. Taylor, associate profes
sor of sociology, will present plans
for organization for community work.
Short addresses and practical labora
tory demonstrations will also be giv
en by the heads ot the department
of the College of Agriculture.
On August 6, W. L. Nelson, repres
entative in Congress from the Eighth
District, will address the meeting on
Pending Agricultural Legislation."
The meeting will close with an open
air picnic from 5 -to 9 o'clock on the
night of Aug. 6.
An attendance ot about 75 is expec
ted. There are 17 teachers enrolled In
the College of Agriculture this sum
mer tor a special one-month course
in vocational agricultural education.
About 25 students are taking the regu
lar course in this study. Fifty or
more graduates are at present at
work over the state.
Today's Big League Games
(Courtesy of Xterastlea Parlor) ,
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Washington 4 11 3
Cleveland 5 9 0
St Louis .
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