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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
t THIRTEENTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1920
FOUR O'CLOCK EDITION
tjfijlJic Iibrarv Board and Com
r 'ire-anil V Council Plan to Se-
- " cure Endowment of
50,000 by Fall.
$2,000 FIND STARTED.
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Present Library to Hold
Open House on Date of
1 Tie Public Library Board. with the
- lieb of tlie Coouauiuty Council, is he
's? ?JU-i nlons fur a camnaiim for a
r.'rijwgie Librart Prof. J. E. wrench.
;: yniroia of uic ixecume committee of
', ie Communil-, ( ouncii, announced this
He library 1 ard has brought pres.
"stre to bear on the Carnegie Library En
S jmrment cEcials in New York, and al
J thuigh there luvr been no Carnegie
fitotnes cam airing me war penoa on
account of high building prices, Chair
man Wrench intimated that if the ic
niud for a new city library was great
cwegh by next fall, the endowment coatd
le secured. building sufficiently large
for Colombia would cost between i40,C0a
aid S5O090, he Mid.
la order that the library raizht out-
grow its present quarters and thus create I
in acute demand for e Carnegie endow
ment, the board plans to launch a finan
cial and advertising campaign to popular.
f be the use of the library. At present the
library is supported by popular sub
scription and city taxes, totaling about
JliOD a jear.
wH W. Garth, chairman of the wavs
rati means committee of tha Library
Surd, announced lliat a campaign for a
&000 library fund will be started next
iloadiy, and vail Ian sniil the fist of
& year. It is heped that Columbia will
ssiscribe fur.ds far in excess of the
quia, however, as the library is in cire
ajtd of man new bools. Professor
Wrench said. All money not used for
the upkeep of the botlding would be used !
fr ls rrocoas oi ay iliks.
Tie beard intends to appeal to cKI-
' Ata Ay plating more juvenile boot's.
pejmlar nords and maaxinea on tlu
slaves. .t present ptuher the uniter.
sfty library nor the Public Library lias
-eaoagh light fiction or magazines to
.feih the deound. T&e Public Li-
laiy has about 51)00 volumes, mostly
inference booW and heavy literature.
Professor Wrench, who is ta charge
f the advertising campaign, said that
action had already begun along that line.
new books, mostly Lction, will be nut
a die shell es every week, and the names
the books published. If children can
le attracted to lire library,' he said, the
-present quarters will soon be inadeqaate
A feature of this camoaisn will be a
library Birthday Patty, in commemora
tion of the establislimect or the library
la its present quarters a jear ago. The
party, which is to be supervised by Mrs.
0. A. Robnelt. will be in the nature of
a boasewaraing, and Columbians will
jMva an opportunity to learn what sort
'if books are filed on the shelves. Seme
'sort of a program is being arranged in
ea.uon. The plans fox the birthday
'tarty have not been completed jet, but
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,t pu-uauie urn me uate will be somes
Hue this month. Sirs. Robnett said.
If the Carnegie endowment is granted
next fall, a smrial eh-nlnn to soil. Immla
r lor the library" maintenance will lu
be called. The endowment is mad
. tali the. agreement that the city j will
Wropriate H) p,,. cen, cf ,,e toui tost
"the building for is annual upkeep,
aieh in the local case would approxi
e $3,000 a year.
-li! fpreisl decu'on is called, "mem
" of tIK library board said th?y be-
the isuewdl carry, especially as
nen dl be allowed tu vote.
j fovement to procure a Carnegie en-
ci"? "' " ftanc1 '" Wore tne war.
. the project failed.
Ki. M'SWINEY DELAYED
?ttption of Wife of Former Slayor
of Cork Is Postponed.
? Yoiik, Dec. 3. The reception
?jW?.nad been planned for .Mrs. Muriel
. JKiwiney, wife 0f the former mayor of
" pcttponeil here today when a
Jjwess message was rcceited from the
Jj&t Star liner, Celtic, that it had been
! and that it would not arrite at
Varinu'ne until 5:30 this afternoon.
"en Jleetinr for Cnttrvr tVMnw.
CjL A M" meeting for the College Widow,
" linstian College annual, wraj held
iXnlay at Chapel. Tbe annnal tongs
song, speethes were made by mem
,rs of the College Widow staff, and
as for making the publication a sac
s were discusML
-Two Uoone Countians Enlist.
allace J. .SriTIimn f flnmbia has
e3ted for one jear in the Second Med
"1 rrgunoit, at Camp Travis, Tex. W.
A. Turner of Ilanlsdale has enlisted in
aviation branch for one year. He
1 l P lo Kellv Field. San Antonio,' Tex.
THE WEATHER j
Fat Columbia and vicinity: Unsettled
andwoier Tonight and Saturday, pro
baLly showers. Unrest terarerature to.'
night aboe freeirg.
ror .Missouri: Unsettled weather to
night and Saturdat; probably shower.
east and south portiona tonight; some
what cooler Saturday and "west and north
portions tonight. ,
Shippers' forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tern
erature during the next 36 hours will be
JUDGE IIARUIS RE-ELECTED
Chosen Chairman of State Judges
at Conference in SL Louis.
Circuit Judge David IL Harris of FaU
wa u9 iccicvfi coairmaa ui 111c cuatc
Judges of Missouri at the conclusion of
tha annual conference held in St. Louis
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annual meeting of the Missouri Bar -As- " "ie lots in Column. as con
sociation hich opened at tho. i0,cl'aMn.led Tuesday v.ben J Stewart,
alatfer today. j a real estate dealer in the Eicliange fta-
T0 START NEW
Baptists Rent House On
Street Mirl Whifener
Columbia lias no littli
house, but after Sonday it will have4
Utde red Sunday" schooL The Baptist?
Church and the Baptist Young Peoples'
Union through their extension services
will open a Sunday school at 505 West
Asli street at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
It is two blocks from the nearest side
walk and the streets are unimproved,
but it will reach more than a Jiundred
voung people' w no are not reached by
any other religious organization. The
location is a railr from Die searest church
and on lhi account most of the children
of tie communtiy do not attend Sunday
Mirl Whitener, a member of the B. V.
P. U-, will be the superintendent and lie
will choose a corps of teachers from that
union. The church it leading financial
assistance to the plan. It lias" bought
fifty chain -and tKe necessary slaves and
or.g:bou.s. Tbe literature wliTbe order
ed from the Sntlhern JJaptH- Board,
wfcSth ni!f Sve tlif fist quartci'a Intra-
tuts free. Tne organ will be furnished
by the John A. Tailor Music Company
The house is a four-roocx bungalow.
painted red. ' The rooms are about 12
feet square and two of these are joined
by a larg? opening. These will be used
for a-sembly rooms. This week the house
is being plastered and other necessary
repairs are bting made.
Saturday afternoon a house-to-house
invitation will be made so that the ito.
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pwj in ine community may learn about
U Sunday schooL The invitations will
be made by the young people of the
Tlie organization of the" Sunday school
nas been under the direction of S. &
Imlfnrd. Baptist student secretary, and
Miss LcU MaupTn. third vice-president of
the B. Y. P. U. in charge of the exten
sion wori. Tbey found the fxiuse. rented
tt. and made all other arrangements in
cident to the dpening of tlie Sundav
l. school .
PRICES CONTINUE TO TUMBLE
Building Materials rin Chicago Fall
Meats IJown ta 1917 LereL
Er Vwttd Ptms.
OncACO. Dec 3. Price of building
materials are tumbling again, according
ro trie reports which have been received
here today. A cut in cement prices of
JS per cent has been -reported from
neighboring cities, and lumber in all lo
calities is reported to have sadden!) de
clined in price from 7 to II per cent.
The price of meats of all kinds have
taken further drops. The present prices
are down to the level which they were
in April, 1917. Carcass beef is reported
lo have declined 17 per cent since the
first of the month.
EXPECT TO RAISE $1,000
"One Dollar From Every War 3Ioth-
cr in County" Is Slogan.
"One dollar from every War Mother in
Boone County" U the slogan of the local
chapter of War Mothers, according to
Mrs. Mamie Turner lloberts. chairman-
of -the publicity .workers. More than $0
has been raised in the local Methodist
Church by Mrs. Mallie Uoswell and morel
than $50 in the Christian Church, by
Mrs. It. M. Bandy. Committees in the
other churches are at work, and the fund
may reach' the $1,000 mark before Jan
T. L. Limerick Leases Paris HoteL
F. L. Limerick, formerly proprietor of
Ihe Athens HoteL has leased a hotel in
Paris, Jfo. The hotel was built by the
business men of Paris and leased to Mr.
Limerick for a period of four jears. lit
wUl take possession January 1-
E. L. Turner Dies From Apoplexy.
Edward L. Turner, a -well-known farm
cr and stockman of Montgomery died
Saturday from apoplexy. He was slrick
a while driving an automobile to the
home of bi "; Mrs. Wilbur Starks in
Louisiana, Mo. ,
T? 17 AT TY TlT? AT 'l' preference in case of transfer bail.
XKUrXXJl. X UXjtJ'lt0 ,ie lll!fv This indicates Uiet the lo-
! cal station will be" affected by the redoc-
J. A. Stewart Acquires Broad
way Property in 20,000
Transaction With E. R. Reno
and E. N. Brewster.
TRADES 3 RESIDENCES
Dealer Owned Building Occu
pied by John N. Taylor Six
Months Ago Two Odier
Realty Transfers Made.
A $20,000 real estate transaction in.
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stoiui uink uaiiuing. uaucu ive lac pa
rage building and the property on which
it stands. E. R. Reno and E. N. Brew
strr were the owners.
Reno and Brewster are to leceite a
Jot on'Paquin street near College avenue,
rained at S7.00Q. a lot on. Ross street
Aslltbetween Lee and Iloclidar. valued at
$4300 and subject to a deed of trust for1
S2.400 which they agree to pay; and a
tbirJ lot on Sixth street between Cherry i
ind xU valued at $6,000. Q)de Si , J
r ttt 1 C . ...jI i
All, ssiii vi t. n. .cnaii, uniicu is
Pain f,re" m
J. A. Stewart said 'this morning that
the garage property on Broadway be
longed to him six months ago and that
he vas merely trading to get it back.
Other real estate transfers filed in the
' Roy McDonnell and his wife traded a
lov beucn Aldcah and MeBaine, north
of Broadway, valued at S&300 and sub
ject to a JL300 deed of trust, to Joha
W. Vesser for a loj on the nortuw&st
j "" f nfoaday and Garth streets
valued at $1,730 and subject to $730 deed
of trust. '
John E. Enochs and wife sold a lot on
the southwest corner of Cordon and
Oyama streets to VV. A, McCallura for
" SCHOOL GOOD
Due to Weather Only Seventy
Fail to Attend, Says
H. H. .King.
last month seventy children were re
ported to II. II. King, county attendance
officer, for failing to attend schooL Of
this number thirty.four started to school
after notification, eleven were excused
to work for a few dati eight were ex
cusd on account of sickness, three were
dropped from the rolls after the consid
eration of afiidavits of parents, and tlie
fourteen remaining were not in school at
the end of tlie month, according lo his
"Tlur attendance in Boone County has
"jbeen exceptionally good this fall." said
Mr. King. "This is largely due to the
weather which we have been hating.
There has scarcely been a day whc
tbe children cduld not easily go to school
Tlie schools which have the best at
tendance are those that are best equipp
ed, that hate the best buildings and that
pay the teachers the highest salaries.
J The Deerpark school, which has the
highest paid teacher in the county, lias
not had to report a single pupil for non
altendance. "Be hate litttle diCculty jn getting
most of the children back into school.
The m-groes are easier lo get into school
than the white children."
Mr. King expects to make a trip into
the country4 and 6nd out about the four
teen pupils that he lias been unable to
get into school by correspondence.
The Missouri compulsory attendance
law is inadequate, he says, in that it
provides no way of compelling the teach
ers to report the children who are not
MISS RUTH TAYLOR WEDS
Married to Carl Benson at Mobcrly
Mis Ruth Ta)l6r and Car! E. Benson,
Jr both of Columbia, wrre married No
vember 20 at Moberly, Tbe marriage
was kept secret from both families and
friinds until yeslerda;..
Misa Taylor is the daughter of Prof,
and Mrs. A. W. Tailor. Hicks avenue.
che is a graduate of the University-High I
School and attended Christian Colleae
for one jear. Mr. Benson Is the.son of
.Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Benson, 403 Chris
lian College avenue. He Is a member
of the artillery unit of the JL O. T. C
Parent-Teacher Circle Meets.
A short program given by the schoftl
childrenyof tlie Keene School opened the
meeting of the Keene School Parent
Teacher Grcle which met yesterday. Fol
lowing thi, Mrs. R. S. Turner, chairman
of the home economics department, read
a paper on "The Right Feeding of School
Children." Plans were discussed for a
Christmas play to be - presented by the
circle with local talent. '
SERGT. V. a M'CALL MAY GO
Local Recruiting; Man Has Applied
for Transfer to Honolulu.
Sergt V. C McCall of The local re-
rmiiinff f.itirm Fiaa lijn asVf to fttalr
i tion in recruiting persvnnel of tills tfist
t rict. from seventy to fifty members, soon
lo lake place.
"This is somen hat a surprise and dis-J
appointment," said the sergeant, "for li
was promised a permanent position here
only a short time ago, and have bougnt
a home. It will cost me several hundred
dollars to mote no.
It is practically impossible to mate;
the station pay at this time, according
rb Sergeant McCall. "You hate to "?',
the former sen Ice man on berided luxe
or else get hard baled," he tajs, la
spite of thi condition, results hate beta
up 10 me average lor we uisinci aou
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HUCU 1UIEV41 UJl "C HKVUU.
Sergeant McCall applied lor transfer to
the 11th Field Artillery, ihich ha been
ordered to Ilonoluld, in response to tie.
WANT CAUSE OP
Commercial Club Directors
Take Up Question of 'De
layed Shipments to City.
The directors of the Columbia" Com
mercial CJub decided today to take up
with the railroad and express companies
'he question of improving service in es
picss and freight shipments of perishable
oods out of St. Louis. There has been
nmpiaint upon tbe part of the merchant
that perishable products, such as frtnU
and vegetables, have been delayed in 3t
'ouis until they are spoiled when ll.ey
reach here. Often they are so badly dam
aged that they must be sent back. It
seems to be tbe fault of the system of
he express companies in St. Louis.
Plans were also discussed pertainirg ta
he Iuncheonto be given by the .Col-jm.
Sia Commercial Club to the members of
& Centralia Commercial Club at tlie
laniel Boone Tavern next Thursday
vening. . . "
The dates were annourccd for the com-
k-15 rioabcrv -C.fcveiulMi. 5t Via. ta
ere March II,, and 23.
PETIT JURORS SELECTED
These 3Ien Will SerTc in January
Term of Court.
The-petit jurors, for the January term
if the Circuit Court were chosen b the
'ounty Court today. They are as fej.
Columbia Township: W. E, McClain,'
V. IL Goldsberry, II. G. Cox. Herbert
tavenscraft, Bert IcIilleTv, Ogden
''avland, B. F. Shanks, Jf L. Cannon, W.
Rader, Oscar Eley, 'Alternates: Frank
T,hr. Paul Hulctt. James IL'Keid, J. E.
edford. Willis Bea, IL M. Gibbs, Ed.
asley, J. L Lvons Fred Garrett, Ed
Bourbon Township- James Evans, Mar.
.in Riley. Alternates: IL L. Grates,
Centralia Township: Willis Fountain,
. Sam Brown. Alternates: Charles Pax
ji, R. B. B'own.
Cedar Township: W. H. Douglass, W.
1. Ellis, W. IL J. Nistendirk, Cus Wil
enning. Alternates: Thad Bullard, J.
l. Wren, I. W. Gilpin, Monroe Nichols.
Missouri Township: George Peeler,
Villiam Hume. Alternates: Graver
oung. Thomas Smith.
Perche Township: D. M. Wilhite, Mal
colm Wade. Alternates: T. F. Dinkle
Rocky Fork Township: C. C. Whit-
orlii, J. W. Hunton. Alternates: John
W. Tucker, Charles Turner.
PRAISES R. O. T. C. WORK HERE
speetorSays Local Unit Has Fine
Spirit and Enthusiasm.
Major W. C Potter, who inspected the
ocal unit of the R. O. T. C vesterday,
praised the military work being done
here. Major Potter came here as a rep
TCntalite from the ofSce of the Chief
if Field Artillery, Washington, D. C
Maj. Cen. William J. Snow of this of
ce, controls the co-ordination of instruc
tion of field artillery units in tbe IL O.
T. C work.
"The students here have, a fine spirit.
plenty of enthusiasm and great interest
in the work, says Major Potter.
rOR U. S. CONTROL OF COAL
Massachusetts Officials Suggest
Regulation by Commission.
Government control of the coal indus
try through the Interstate Commerce
Commission is suggested as1 a remedy
'or t"e present high price of coal in
letter received by John S. Bicknell, city
clerk, from the city officials of Brockton,
The letter states that hard coal costs
$18 to $23 and soft coal from $16 to $18
in Brockton. Before the war a high
price was $13 for hard coal and $8 for
Johnny La; ton Wins.
Johnny La j ton, formerly of Booche's
Billiard Academy here, clinched firs:
place in the national three-cushion bil
liard championship tournament preliminaries-
ar Chicago veslerday; by defeat
ing Augie Kleckhcfer, 30 to 33.
T'f ljfcJ&S&z . Hrl
MFItt WAS TO
HOLD "EM BY TH-
EARb AH' STlCrv
.Kin yc4 remember that funny looking
o'J man with the wrinkly face that was
all'rea.scl Jind wirty'aad weather-beaten
and worn? -Every since you could re
member lie has been eld and his face
had been just' as wrinkly and creased
U S. DELEGATE
America Isketl to "Sit In" on
Discussions of Disarma
ment. 6, failed Ptcm.
Washinctov, Dec 3. An invitation
fronj the assembly of the League of Na
tions has been sent to the United Stales
to send a representative to take part in
iebuerations in regard to disarmament.
The message stated that they wish to
have a representative of the United States
"sit in" on the. deliberations in regard to
ihe military, natal and air problems.
Bj UnitcJ Press.
ItVVJLN REFUES TO FKE3IDE.NT WILSON
Wa5IIcto,v, Dec 3. The message
of Paul Hyman. president of the League
of Nations, to President Wilson in an
swer to ihe President's message regard
ing the Armenian question was received
here today. Secretary Tumulty took the
message immediately-to the President.
CHANGE TIGER DINNER DATE
Business Men Will Give Banquet
' Next Wednesday Night.
The banquet which the business men
of Columbia will give for members of
the Tiger football team has been post
poned from next Tuesday night until
Wednesday night. The postponement
was necessary because Judge IL A. Col.
liec, who will act as toastmester, could
not be present next Tuesday.
No word has been received yet from
Governor-elect Hyde but it is expected
jt he will he able to come.
D'ANNUNZIO STILL DEFIANT
Sends Note to Italian General Or
dering Latter to Leave.
By Uuled Press.
Rome, Dec. 3. Gabrielle d'Annunzio
sent a defiant note to General
Cairglia commanding him to get out of
the district of the Fiumc The note was
lent whale Italian government forces
of General Cairglia were drawing near
riume in an effort to expel d'Annunzio.
Bandits Rob Indiana Bank.
Br Cuted PreM.
Momu, Ito, Dec 3. Six bandits
held up the Rigeville State Bank here
today. They imprisoned the cashier and
some of the employes in tbe vault.
The amount estimated which they took
is '$&000 and bonds amounting to sever
al hundred dollars.
Arms Are Found in London.
Bj Uutsd Ptcm.
Lo.NDo.t, Dec 3.-T-A large stock of
arms and ammunition was uncovered to
day in a ware bouse here. It is supposed
that the property was that of the Sinn
fciners stored for use In case of attack.
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YOU USED TO RlNDf
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and warty and worn. Well, he was a
fuzzy headed little baby once, and he
had a maw who fussed and worried and
cried ver him, and was sore she would
never Le able to raise him. He had the
colic and croup and bellered and bawled
and sucked his thumb. He was puny and
"HAVE NEVER HAD A
FAILURE" IN CHRISTIAN
COLLEGE FRUIT CAKES
Mothers of girls in the home economics
classes at Christian College will not
stand over hot stoves anxiously watching
the progress of their Christmas fruit
cake this year. Each of the girls in this
department is making a five-pound Eng
lish fruit cake, which will serve about
thirty people -(leaving out little brother
Willie, of course) and which will cost 37
cents a pound. The price of the fruit
cake. $1.83. will be less than the retail
price for a pound, in the stores which
runs as high as $2.
Nor are the girls afraid of a failure
The cakes are prepared by steaming
them for three hours, and when they are
finished well. Airs. Abner Jones, head of
the home economics department, smiles
as she says, "They can be kept for
months, but aren't. We have never had
The girls will furnish' their own ma
lerials and will make besides the cake,
Christmas candies to take home with
ihenL These will be made in large quan
tities, and will include divinity, fudge,
chocolate creams, chocolate caramels, taf
fies and nut brittles.
Attempts to Dash Brains
Against Bars of His
V Called Press.
Kansas City. Dec 3. Denny Chester,
in confinement here on the charge of the
murder of Florence Barton, made the
third unsuccessful attempt today to
commit suicide This time be tried to
dash his brains out against tbe bars of
his celL This was done while there was
no guard present. Afterward he was
chained to hit bunk. He was not seri-
Be Uuted Press.
Ka-ssis Ott, Dec 3. Chester was
given an anaesthetic here today which
broke his long silence. Chester had not
uttered a word since November 10 when
he was in the prison at Broken Bow.
"Oh God, let me talk," 'Chester ex
claimed. As more ether was given him,
he continued to say,"! never did it, I ner.
er did ir I never killed anybody."
After the effects of the ether wore off,
Chester became morose.
New- Patient in Infirmary.
Elizabeth W. Rafley, 63 years old, was
admitted to the infirmary as a county pa
tient today. She had been a private pa
(CoBTrigAj 1920 6y J. II. Dtmahtj)
kicked of! the covers and fretted when
he cat his teeth, but in spite of it all
she brought him up and now he has a
constitution like a horse. II you asked
him he would tell you be never bad. a
tick day in his whole life, and he owes
it all ti his old corn-cob pipe.
Valley Officials in Session at
Kansas May Act on Ne
fij Ualtea Press.
Kamsas Citt, Dec 3. Tbe officials of
the Missouri Valley Conference met here
today. The faculty representatives and
the athletic directors met in separate ses
sion.. The faculty members rere en
gaged in the revision o . n
of the .conference while the athletic di
rectors were engaged in making out the
schedules for tbe coming year.
The Annual Missouri Valley Field Meet
which is usually held in May will prob
ably be moved up one week.
The University of Nebraska which has
not been in the conference this year will
in all probability be re-adm'"d ' the
coming year. Its game with Rutgers
College prevented it from taking part
in any of the Valley games this fall be
cause the Rutgers game was not played
on college grounds.
Dr. W. G. Manly and Z. G. CleTengM,
director of athletics, are reprcsenun me
University of Missouri at the conference
RELIEF IS NOT POSSIBLE
Government Can Not Aid Farmers'
Conditions, Stated Houston.
Br Uslted Prees.
WAsmscTOf, Dec 3j Government
relief for the agricultural conditions and
the general economic conditions of the
farmers at the present time is impossi.
ble. Secretary Houston stated today be-
fore the investigating committee which is
working on the situation.
Bf trailed Preea.
Wasiiisctoi, Dec 3. Secretary Hous
ton today charged that the retail dealers
were holding out against the fall -of
"There is no feasible change In si gnu
said Houston today. He asserted that
the government had done everything in
its power for the farmers. He denied
that the farmers were suffering because
of lack of credit.
STUDENTS PRESENT 3 PLAYS
Class in Dramatic Interpretation
Plays to 600.
The Dramatic Interpretation class of
the University English department enter
tained 600 guests last evening In the
University Auditorium by a performance
of the Little Theatre type.
'Will o the Wisp," by Doris F. Ual-
man. wis the most difficult to interpret
correctly of the three oa Uh program.
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Express Company Officials Had
Kdpt Robbery Secret Since
COLLINS PLEADS GUILTY
Robbers Board Minneapolis
Train, Taking One Hun
dred Packages of Reg
Ir Coiled Preea.
St. Lows, Dec 3. The American Ex
press Company here today made public
the theft of from sixty to one hundred
tbousanddollars in bonds which had
been shipped from Washington D. C
banks to their constituents here
The theft.took place early in October
and has been kept a secret by oEciahuof
the' express company ever since Ap-t,
proximately $14,000 of the bonds have
been recovered. The police are, looking
for Arthur Bennett Smith, 36 years old.,
an employe of tbe company who has, dis
appeared, a very fashionable looking
young-man and an imaginary hero of the
rgonne He has left las job and is'
reported to be in Williams, Arix.
Tbe bonds which have been recovered
were pawned in local shops under the
name A. B. Smith. Smith has been In
the employ of the company for about
Re Uatud Pnea.
Des Moists. Dec 3. Keith CollinsT'
the leader in the five-million-dollar train
robbery at Council Bluffs, pleaded guilty
here today. before Judge Martin J. Wade
of opening the government mail sacks.
He was sentenced to fifteen years in the.
federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan.
There were six counts against him, five
of them .being the charges of stealing the,
mail sacks and the sixth the charge of
mail car banhits cat J10.000
Br Ustted Press.
Mi.NEArous, Dec 3. Bandits on the
Chicago, Burlington, and St.. Paul train
from Minneapolis' to Aberdtne held op - -the
train near Hopkins,- eighteen miles ,
west of Minneapolis, and robbed the mail
car cf one hundred packages of regis
tered mail.' The bandits, are reported to
have boarded the train at Minneapolis.
The loss is reported by train .officials to
be approximately ten thousand dollars.
TELLS EXPERIENCES IN SIAM
Mrs. Hall Says Work of Missionary
Is With Individual.
"The real work of a missionary is not
with the crowd but with the indiridual,"
said Mrs. R. C. Hall, in her talk to the
Student Volunteer Band in the physics
lecture room last night. "My father at.
traded the crowds in the villages by
taking my mother and us children on his
evangelistic trips with him. But after
he had talked to the crowd the real work
Mrs. Hall was born in Siam, where her
mother and father were and still are
missionaries. She was educated in Am
erica, and after her marriage to Docr
lall, they spent their first two years la
Siam. Mrs. Hall described the joamey
to Siam, through China and Japan. Afterf
a 500-mile trip inland on the railroad
there was a five-day journey on horsey
back, during which they crossed -onf
mountain stream seventy-four times.
"The state religion of Siam if
Buddhism, but in the north; where vt
were there are a great many who be
lieve in Ammanism. The Buddhist
priests dress in yellow and have their
beads shaved. They are not allowed, to
look at a woman, and those of .high rank
carry fans behind which they can hide"
-leir eyes if they meet a woman oajhe
"The government Is now beginning; tor
ake an interest in education, and public
schools for boys have been established..
There is only one school for girls beside
the mlsslpn schools and that Is srivatel
The government is also becoming inter,
estcd in building, and many beautiful
government buildings are being erecttL
Instead of bamboo houses with thatched
roofs, brick buildings are being built."
Mrs. Hairs talk was UlastraUd bT;
stereopticon views, tbe pictures for .whs
she had taken herself. This was, the
first of a series of meetings arranged fet
this and next week. Next week has bees)
set aside by the Student Volunteer Baa
of Missouri as Student Volanteer West
About fifteen schools in the state '
-aklng part in the movement. 4
Fonr Admitted-to tie HosnltaL -
Miss May Green, Miss Catherine Balsv j
mester and Joe F, Bishop were admiHetl
to the Parker Memorial Hospital Tester. ,
day. Miss Buhrmester was operated
for appendicitis Jus morning. SB'S,
Leah Wood. Ellis Long. Ray TedJs ,
and C D. Rodgers were dischaned yes
Storm Delays HsrtUsg's SUf. '
AtoAsa the Steamship Pastoscs, &z
3 Heavy winds have so dehrved t
steamafiin P.n. -V.L.. I. U iiiVtati
President-elect Harding and hk partf
wiu not strive at Norfolk. Vs,
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