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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13,, 1920
FOUR-THIRTY O'CLOCK EDITION
SINN FEINERS LAUNCH BITTER
ATTACKS AS CONFLAGRATION
! DESTROYS CENTER OF CORK
Ere Which Started Saturday
Night Continues to burn
Spreads Over a Mile
of Business District.
ACCUSE BLACKAND TAN
Smoking Ruins Permit No
Search for Bodies Wires
Cut and Highlander
a, riM .
Lomion, Dec 11 The fiercest fight
iar since the Fj-tcr Rtbellion in Ireland
1 mU la 41 tnir nl-r at fVtt TK
JSjfJJrltish vnr attacked V.UIU Cork wsi in
.. - 1 L. C .-L. Il:L
H M LiW) tUUUIU, Wail J tQItH illgll-
badtrs r ambuhL Ore sinn Feuicr
vti ttueu thw, and many nerc koubu
tllienille was a scene of fighting. The
ccupants stood the attacks of Sinn Fein
en for hours.
Tie lo of the Sinn Friners is nol
Fti At lamalough. several were
ISed and many were wounded. Wires
lite been cut.
A body of police were called for the
tid a the residents, but were atfsrVed
i I r"tad many of them were unable to react
Loxboi, Uee. 13. The government
. faststigation of the Cork conflagration
' jlfa reports had been reeeied at the
.-Irish office as to casualties but officials
i- okf that it would be remarkable if no
Era were lost in the fire.
con cotimis to bckv
fr Cs4 rraa.
Coac, Dec. 13. The fire which was
ftjrH be-e Sa'urday night following an
taaasa of tie military continues to burn
to&T. The populace is panic stricken.
The ore s spread over a mile ot ter-
liary in the business section and inccn
, cary fires continue, rire lighters from
Ifeala and Lunenck arrived today to re
ten the harried Cork brigade. The mil
iary forces patroling the streets aided
The exact number of buildings de
smnvd is -not known but it fs believed
ttit it will exceed the fifty first reported.
; Tie damage is estimated at $30,000,000,
side from property of unknown valne
etstroyed by the fire. At least UXX) peo
ple were out of work today with banking
souses, drapers, and the city lull de
stroyed. There must have been casual
ties in the conflagration but the smoking
nini today permitted no search for
There is a disagreement as to whether
tie fire was started by British police.
San Feiners charge that the fire is the
ork of the Black and Tan police.
t ji.-i .l- sk- l
a rrocwrasuou ucxiauug iwi ""-?
poblic nust at once rcalizethat Ireland I
k In a Btate of war with forces of the
Briliih crown has been Usued over the
nrattores of the officer commanding
tnops of lhe Irish Republican Armf at
BUILDING NEABS COMPLETION
Heatlnz Plant in ObserTatory Has
Not Been Installed.
The new Observatory Building on the
(olf lints it practically completed now,
according ta E. E. Brown, businesa man
Iter of the University. No heating sys
tem has a yet been installed in it and
(or this reason classes probably will not
Bret there during the winter term. The
aeatinz STStem will be installed as soon
sible after the completion ot tne
PAGEANT INSTEAD OF SERMON
Symbolic Presentation Given at Cal
vary Episcopal Church.
Soft or-an strains added to the rvm
lolkm of the relicious pageant presented
at the Calvary Enivopal Church Sunday
Bttroing, in place of the usual sermon.
hue the Menrer, represented 1)
T&tddeus Brenton, gave his message to
tae congregation. Dr. Hermann Almstedt
played the organ. The choir sang sev
en! appropriate hymns at intervals dur
is the pageant
HOUSE ADOPTS JOHNSON BILL
Would Halt Immigration for One
Year Near Relatives Excepted.
Wajhinctov, Dec 13.-The proposal
to temporarily halt immigration finished
the nrt lap of its course here today when
die House adopted the Johnson bill as
'SmBy amended jut before its passage.
At immigration will be barred for on
Tor. Blood relatives and wives of immi-
tews may be admitted.
iWJtinsler Mar Debate Harvard.
Testminstcr College at Fulton is try
to arrange a debating contct with
iUmrd University. Prof. F. L. Mo
Qatr, debating coach at Westminster, an
Knmced that the contest would be held
is St. Louis if the Harvard team should
Was West. '
House to Consider Volstead Act.
, w"AsmCTON, Dec. 13. The House to
iry vetcd for the immediate con-idera-m
of the Volstead act.
J. R. Hopper Reports Theft of Car
A Hud -on motor car beloncini- f J.
Ii Hopper, 323 North Ninth street. was I
rtulcn from his parage somt-time between t
6 -o'clock Friday aflcruxui nj the same
lime Saturday. As yet nojn has bien
The garage is located about ihirtv
feet back of the Hopper residence pd I
was locked with an ordinary radio-k.
Th llnnnr Mmil, ,. ,i tws ....( ..f
the lime Fn.tav i-vemn-- .ml Sj.i r.T
and during the lime that they were av ay
they were at J n-arby residence ah.i
a hundred feet from the garage. None
of the person living in lite neighbor!.,!
ha, any recollection of having heard or
seeil anyone take the car fiom Mr. Hop
per's garage Friday night or Saturday.
Mr. Hopper ucd the car to attend
his father's funeral Friday. He left
his garage locked but left the key hang
ing on the sids-of the gasege. After pal
ting the car away Friday night he again
locked the garage and took the key to
the Iwl. It is. possible that the thief
had a dupljcatc key made while Mr.
Hopper was'gonc Friday.
BIRTHDAY DINNER A SURPRISE
Friends Entertain F. A. Farthing on
F. A. Farthing was given a surp-ie
dinner S-uiday at his home three and a
half miles northeast of town. The din-
ner was preparru uj inamn btiu menus t
in honor of Mr. Farthing's rixtyninth I
birthday. Muif was furnished in thei
J I l-.r I -- j. i
afternoon by M. L Barr.es, Ceorge Wag.
gener and Robert Reese.
Thoe present were: Mr. and .vlr.
Ceorge Waggener and their daughter,
Clady, Mr. and Mr. Tom FartliHg.
HUDSON MOTOR CAR
Wady. Mr. "" -Mr-- iom tannnti, chil(lren of Europe TO, lhe D.
?."' S"l,.5' Sfcifc' ??.d U R. A contribution of $25 to the Lit-
Mrs. G. Kune and daughter, Martha, Mr. '
and Mrs. Tom Reese, Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Krnes, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Stewart,
Saralle Millard, Mr. and Mrs. John Hall
and daughter, Mrs. Sam Hanna, Mr.
Amanda Ropers, Miss Sinic Kunc, M. R.
Petch, and Robert Reese.
Athenean Debating Society Holds f
Annual Celebration. ,
Uooa ceDaung arpenus upon 50011
logic, imagination and a sense- of hu
mor, said Dr. 1. w. nucKon at me an
nual birthday celebration of the Athen-
aean Debating Society at the Acacia
Houe Frday night I would like to
have a recruirenienl for entrance into ray f0r New York in begin the actual work
philosophy cbsses that the applicant of collecting the contributions toward the
have a good appreciation of humor, for half million dollar fund,
much of philosophy depends upon t,w Thc c wiil be formally opened
Miss Olivia iWI of Stephens College, a, a mcetias 0f ,he NVw York Gty alnm
played the C Minor Prelude by Chopin. ni MJt Fri(Jay nighl f0noulBj an addrc.
A humorous debate; Uewlved, that teadv fay fcMf Caitar -n which tfae iuins,
ffirU are more desirable for University ! t - J l. ... r .viU i w;ti
T 7 - w. i. - -
turn tnau once in-a-wruic pm, iil"!
p, hy Carl (rocker ar.d Paul Umcr-,
itk. V. P. Crewe aad Tom Mckira
supported the negative, which won the
election of the gif' judjes.
WRITER FOR K. C STAR HERE
V. L. Webb Will Write Historical
Sketch of Columbia.
T. L. Vebb' of Independence, Mo
who is writing a series' of hi'torical
sketches for the Kanas Gty Star under
tV. c.n.ttirt. .f Ttte fnrcnit Rider." is
111V .If!....... ... '-" . ---. -' j
registered at the Daniel Boone Tavern.
He is accompanied by his wife, who is
historian for the Slate organization of
lhe United Daughters of The Confeder
acy. They are collecting material to be
used in a historical sketch ct Columbia.
Dr. Van Nujs Has Big Audiences.
Dr. E. A. Van Nuys, who is to speak
at the Presbyterian Brotherhood ban
quet here at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday even,
ing has had good meetings in Illinois.
At Carthage he had a large crowd of
men from fifteen ch-irches. After having
built up a remarkable work with men
n his own church. Doctor Van Nuys de
voted his time to inspiring the men in
other churches with lhe vision of what
men can really do for the church and
Miss Mildred Swartout to Marry.
Mis Alildreil Swartout of 503 South
9th street will be married to Evan Cnase
of Bakersfidd. Csl n. Fridav night.
Miss Swaitout is leaving for Bakersfield
tomorrow afternoon at which place cer
emony will take place. The couple will
make their home at Bakersfield. Miss
c.nnt i formerlv emDloved as a He-
rwrrapher in the Soils Department of the
College of Agriculture.
Mls Lcora S. Wren Married.
DaklrT V. Keeder and" Miss Leora
Stella Wren, both of Columbia, were
.i.J , marriase license Saturday ar
tcrnoon. They were married Sunday, at
2 o'clock, a. the borne of the bride's fatli.
tt 1. A Wren, on Sexton road, by the
Rev. L. T. Sarp of Ashland.
Klna-dom of Callaway Supper Jan.18
Dr. H. J. Waters, formerly dean of the
College of Agriculture and now editor
f .t,- Vn Citv Weekly Star, will
speak at the annual Kingdom of Calla
... ...nnr in be held in Fulton on Jan
uarv 181 He will talk on subjects of spe
cial interests to Missouri farmers.
THE WEATHER )
For Columbia and vicinity: Unsettled
weather with rain his aflernoon and
probably tonight; somewhat colder to
night. Tuesday cloudy in the roornng,
I generally fair in the afternoon; moderate
r"'1' - k,f' temperature about 36 or
For Missouri: Unsettled and colder
tonight, with rain in the east portion.
Tuesday generally fair; colder extreme
Shipper's forecast: Within a radius of
tOO miles of Columbia ths lowest temper
ature during the next 36 hours will be
west ard north 30; east 40; south 36.
TO NAME CHURCH ARCHITECT
From State Campaign
Fund to Be Used Here.
The architect for the new Baptist
Church will be chosen Thursday evening.
The choice will be a St. Louis, a "Dallas,
Tex, or a Kansas Gty firm.
Apportionments for the various Bap
tist churches of the stale are being made
These will he made known before the
-nd of the year.
A drive for 1200,000 will be launched
in the slate. .A fourth of this amount
will be used for the building of a new
church in Liberty to replace one that
burned. In addition to the 1150,000
which will go to the church litre from
the state, $7500 will be rained in and
D. A. R. TO HELP
,. r T
Contributes 2o to tlie Literary
One of the first local organizations to
respond to the call for help to feed the
erary Digest Child-Feeding Fund was
voted last Saturday afternoon at the
meeting of this organization held in the
Y. M. C A. Building.
Also, a donation of $25 was decided
upon as the birthday present wluch the
D. A. R. will live the Columbia Public
Library on its second anniversary to
ODOx GUITAR; TO NEW YORK
Slemorial Campaign Will Be
launched Friday Night.
Odon Guitar, Jr., director of the Uni
I erilv AlemonaJ
Tower and Baildirg i
CamDCicn. Ieit Columbia this aftemwn
Huns iu w. .v. .
be ud will be outlined,
A coftrcnce between the campaign
director and members of the St. Louis
alumni will take place tomorrow.
MRS. S. W. COGLIZER DIES
Mother of Cheer Leader Wai Hurt
its Automobile Wreck.
Mrs. S. W. Coglirer, the mother of
Warren Coglirer, Missouri University's
cheer leader, died early thisvmorning at
her home in Joplin Mo.
Mrs. Coglirer was injured .November
20 in an automobile wreck, but thought
to be improving untd last night when
die suffered a relapse. Warren Coglirer'
father, wbo was injured in the same ac
cident, has nearly recovered from his
Warren Coglizer has been at home
with his rarents ince Novimber 26.
JAMES F. LANGSTON
Old Settler of Boone County
James Franklin Langston, 89 years old,
died Saturday night at his home nine
miles east of Columbia. Mr. Langston
was one of thc old settlers of this county,
although he was bom in Kentucky. He
had been in poor health for some time
and !as Monday lie had a fall wliich
hastened his death. .
He is survived by two children, Mrs.
Ed. W. Bright of Stephens, and Joseph
W flani-ston. with whom he lived.
The funeral will be at the Old Cedar
Church, but the time has not yet been
S. A. E. TO AID SANTA CLAUS
Fraternity to Give Fifteen Boys a
Plans are being made to entertain
needy buys and girls ot Columbia with
Christmas parties. The Ngma Alptu
Fmilnn frstemitv will entetTain fifteen
little boys with a dinner paay Wednes
day evening. The party will meet at 5
o'clock at the Red Cros roon-f.
Mr. and Mrs. R. a Reid will entertain
two little girls on Christmas Day.
Columbia Couple Married
Charles II. Davis and Mrs. Jessie May
Ridrewav. both of Columbia, were mar
tied at 6 o'clock Saturday evening by the
Rev. J. A. Medley pator of the Wilkes
Boulevard Methodist Church. Mr. and
Mrs. Davis will live at 514 William
OLD TIME SPELLING IS
RESURRECTED BY THE
VOCATIONAL AG. CLUB
Can you remember when you used to
go to the spelling bee? On you remem
ber the thrill that came over you when
you were the last to leave the door?
The pleasaat memories of these things
were brought back at "ye-olde-lyme-spelling-conte-t"
between two teams chos
en from the Vocational Agricultural Club
at the Agricultural Building Friday
"l'nnecessaryv u-n n-e-oc-e i-s a r-y."
"U-n-n e c-c i-s s-a r-y."
And the speller took his seat. This
was continued until eight of the ten who
were divided equally representing two
teams had taken their seats. R. F. Si
vetts and Fred Enberg remained. Final
ly Sivetts missed a word and Enberg
as left mater of the evening.
The Vocational Agricultural dub real-
ires that their spelling is not perfect and
has decided tu improve it. The club was
divided into two groups for study and
contests. R. S. Marshe was chosen leader
of one of the groups, and Paul Bernard
teadr of the other. They hare been n-
ng the text "Seventy Lessons in Spell
Prcf. T. E. Scxaeur pronounced the
--nrd which he had selected. Before
ach of the ten contestants had missed
word, 113 had been pronounced.
GYPSY CnOUUS AT STEPHENS
French Dolls. Jumoinj; Jack and
Circus Also on Program.
The Junior Jollies in the Sephens
rolIee:e An literirm omorrow niht will
be a manr-sided performance. There
will be many sones. dances, 3 tableau of
French dolls, Christmss cantata, a jump,
ins; iack, a erpsy chorus and a circa.
There is to he a sport chorus which will
represent all forms of athletics; golf.
hockey, tennis basketball, swimming,
skating, and even dancing.
The STP4y chorus has been worked out
rin detaiL Costumes and scenery have
arrived from St. Louis.
One of the prettiest acts will be a tab
leau of French dolls by Miss Margaret
Biglow and Mis Dorothy Mathews.
The performance will be at 8
e clock as originally announced. Becanse
of the Varsity Day pktvrr at the Hall
Theatre tonight lhaJUlajras postponed
LOTS CHANGE HANDS
Paid for Lot 14 of Bridze
Terrace Addition. I
Haitfle It. ThnmM. 201 Price avenue.
(, POrchaeJ lot 14 of Bridge Terrace
addition in Columbia from Mr. and Mrs.
Fred T, Wilson and wife of Los Angeles,
CaL, for $7,000. Tlie lot is on the north
side of Stewart road a short distance
wet of Stewart Bridge.
Fred Hunt bought two Centralia lots
from Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Pool for $2300.
Lot 44 of Westmount subdivision on
Hicks avenue between Lathrop and Stew.
art roads, was deeded to Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Kay Gardner for $1 by Mr. and
' Mrs. Ceorge M
Herd of Washington,
BOY STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE
Enoch Drumra Not Injured When
Car Hits Bicycle.
Enoch Drumm, the 14-year-old son of
Manuel Drumm, who lives on Moss ave
nue, was struck by an automobile while
tiding a bicvele near College and Brovl
way about 12 o clock Sunday.
Tlie man who was driving the car
started to turn just before reaching Col-
lege avenue and the boy said he thought
the man was gving to top lo let someone
out. As Enoch started lo pa's, the car
struck his bicycle and threw him off. The
boy was not injured but one wheel of his
bicycle was smashed. The man paid
him $3 with which to have his bicycle re
CHARITY DRIVE STILL ON
Report of Amount of Sloney Col
lected Yesterday Mot in Yet,
Preliminary reports of a few members
of different committees elected at ran
dom give no indication as to success of
the charity drive begun in Columbia yes
terday. Complete reports will not be available
for several tlavs vet in all probability, and
it is not known Iiow much money wa
collected ve'terdiv. Many of the work
rrs liave been unable to see all the peo
pie on their streets and have been forced
lo continue their effort for another day.
Members of different committees when
called this morning regarding the pro
gre of their work said that contribu
tion had been "good," "fair," "and "we
did as well as we expected."
13-Year-Old Denies Chargt
Negroes for Gambling.
T. J. Wright, 13-year-old negro boy,
is in jail o-i a charge of raiding a check.
He wa airested Saturday, and accused
of raising a check given him by Dale
Rohrig from $2 to $10. He will be tried
in the Grcuit Court. He denies the
live negroes were fined $1 and costs
by Police Judge )L L. Edwards this
morning for crap shooing. Thry are
Ed Scott, Jady Scotl, "Sam Edwards,
Dudley Dyartvand Japer Phillips. They
were arrested Saturday night.
IN FAVOR OF
Secretary of Navy Believes Na
val Armament Agreement
Would Look Like an
MIGHT AROUSE ENMITY
lb Urge Reduction of Sea Power
if Country Enters Into
By Catted PreM.
Aiiicio uec. 13. An agrtr
ffient between England, Jrpan and the
Itaitcd States to limit naval armament
will not meet the approval of Jophn
Daniels. Secretary of tie iavy.
Daniels said he would indorse a reduc
tion of sea power only in the event tliat
it was world-wide. It is his opinion that
an agreement among certain power,
would look too much like an alliance,
and would arouse the supicion of other
Daniels indicated tliat when he goes
before the lfoae naval alTairs committir
to report his raval construction program,
he will urge that an increase be mtde
for the United Slates navv until the
UnileiT, States entered a world-wide (!i
Completed Naval Program Will
Give U. S. Strongest Navy
Br rhe4 Tt.
Wasiiincto-v, Dec. 13. Ships maneu
vered at will br wireless without a man
aboard, giant airplanes speeding along
at a tremendous rate, unheard cf guns
ihundering and strange torpedoes slip
ping' through lhe air, these will be a
part of the navy of the future as indi
cated by the annual report of the Secre
tary of the Navy, made public today;
Sbtern H provided-let !li Uie UuOG
year program of the navy are now under
construction, according to the report.
During the year 1920 one battleship, the
Tennessee, was built, also 84 destroyers,
12 submarines and 28 auxiliary vessels.
At the present -we are budding H battle
ships; 52 destroyers; 49 submarines and
28 auxiliary vessels. The program when
completed will make tlie navy of the
United Stales the strongest in the world.
There is a proviso in the recommen
dation for an elaborate fleet. If," says
the report, "provision is made by our
government for an international agree
ment for a concert of nations, with
strength to prevent war, it will be neither
necessary nor wise to authorize either a
three-year program or a large one-) ear
program." Only enough ships will be
needed to finish the present fleet. An
international agreement to prvent com
plitive navy construction,! urged.
Tlie estimated amount of money re
quired to support the naval establish
ment for the year was $679,515,731.47.
The navy now has a reservo force .of
2800 officers and 227,000 men. The
ccw personnel of the organization is dis
cussed and the methods of training and
securing recruits given, all of which lave
proven successful, v
A Pacific fleet base 'must be provided
says the report. Hawaii is recommended
because of its strategic position. Two
or three harbors could be enlarged to
accomodate the entire fleet. The port
cities of our western coast should be
prepared. v ,
"Regardless of the political' party in
power, the alleged need for a general
staff is mere camouflage for the elimina
tion of civilian control," lie says. The
power now lies with the Secretary of the
Navy. Make the Secretary a rubber
stamp and you not only militarize the
navy but revert our tradition of civilian
BUTCHER BUSINESS BURNS
Fire Ruins Centralia Shop Owned
Buggs Butcher Shop, in Centralia, was
destroyed by fire yesterday morning. The
fire started about 7 o'clock and is thought
to have been caused by defective wiring.
The fire whistle blew at 7 o'clock. Peo
ple thought it was the weather whistle
and did not investigate. Two hundred
gallons of lard were lurned. There were
no hogs in the shop at the time.
The building was 'owned by C M.
Green, proprietor of the Green Mule
Barn in Centralia. It was situated east
of the Wabash station between the Wa
bash and C & A. tracks
Buses nnened his brinss two wicks
ago and has been butchering hogs for lhe
farmers around Centralia. He had n
new motor and full equipment, all of
which were destroyed.
Conntv A rents Finish Convention
The final session of the. convention of
county agents and home demonstration
agents was taken up Saturday morning
by a discussion of the rarm liurrau tea
To Support a Family
Children Is Columbia Woman's Lot
Physical mi -fortune have placed In.rouM not hold my little family topeth-
novprlv ttutiv nponlr in fjnlumriia -hn ' cr-
now Hie by the aid uf charil). It is
gnen to the heroism of one mo man to
upport a family of eight children, to
feed, clothe and educate them.
With reluctance he told her iitor
tin; Mory of the family misfortune.
"fnfiuenza took rat hnsb?nd two jear.
cpo, the woman Mid. "He was a work
man and had no insurance. There were
eight children in the home and I had to
care for them alone but we liae gotten
"The county gi.ei me $12 a month.
This pays my houe rent and helps to
buy coal, I take in all the washing I
am able to do and lhe chant) rpciety
does the rct. If they did not help I
PLANS A BETTER Y. 31.
State Committee Meets in St
Two problems confronted the State!
Committee of the Youug Men's Christian .
Association of Missouri when it met in
Sl Louis this morning. One f the maim
ionidcationa cf the mett'p bad l do
with the University Y. M. C. A, which
lias met with numerous difficulties during
lhe 1-i't year.
ArcoriTing to v. C. Steplienson, who
is representing the business men ol this
cily at ihi. meeting, the slate committee
is lo hare a commanding part in the con
duct and management of the University
Y. M. C A A iieari.li for a new secre
tary is now under way In addition, the'
Columbia association mutt be put on a
progressive financial bais.
"The new secretary i to br a co'.ege
or university man not over 33 years old.
must be n man of commanding pergonal
ity and a leader among men.' said Mr.
Stephenson this afternoon. "The busi
ness men" of this cily are going to put
the "Y on a functioning bai."
NO INCREASE FOR OFFICIALS'
Prosecuting Attorney Says Pay Will
Not Be Rai.-ed.
Salaries of Boone County officials will
not be raised in the next two years, ac
cording to Ceorge Starrett. proecuting
attorney. A recent report stated that
since the salariiS of some county officers
are computed according to the popula
liunroSlfaft TOmtj,-anu -tttt -rheTwpula-tion
of the county is figured by multi
plying by, five the number of voters at
I,.- last election, the women's votes on
November 2 might result in raising thel
A state law provides that the salary
of an office-holder shall not be raised dur
ing his term of office. Every officer whose
salary is determined by the population
remains in office for the next two years
with tEe exception of the pro-eculmg
attorney, according to Mr. Starrett.
The prosecuting attorney's salary i
determined in census years by the official
census Mr. Starrett said.
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR NEGRO
Izora Jackson Case to Be Re-heard
In Kansas City.
i... Iirlun will have his lat cnance
"" :.. i - ...v
lo escape a l,uw nne anu a )m j
sentence when tne rvansas wij v.-..
Appeals hears arguments agam'i tne sen
tence next term-
Jackson received the sentence upon a
-I,-., f sellinc beer in his pool hall.
According to l'rosecuiing .iiunucj
George Starrett. Jackon put a keg af
beer in a tank labeled. "Bevo and sold
it as near beer. The cise is the first
in Columbia in which the maximum pen
alty for bootlegging has been aesed,
Jackson's appeal charges that the court
erred in ils instructions to tbejury, in.
failing to dismiss the case after the evi
dence was heard and In failing to grant
a change of venue from Columbia. He
charges that an excessive penalty -wa
given him because of local prejudice
TAXES COME IN SLOWLY
Only 17 Days Left to Pay Collector
Office Open Christmas.
The people of Columbia and Boone
County are not paying ihcir taxes asrap
idlv as they have in previous years. There
has been more money collected, but this
is because the taxes are higher, accord
ing to M. G. Proctor, county collector.
There are seventeen days more in which
to ray taxes without becoming dehn-
Th. mllrrtnr's office will remain open
Christmas Day in order to accommodate
taxpayers who are unable to gel 10 mc
courthouse before then.
H. S. Students Given Picture Show.
One hundred students of the Univrr.
sity High School were entertained with
a six-reel motion picture in the agricul
tural auditorium Friday afternoon. Two
reels were entitled. "How Newspapers
Are Made" ar.d four reels were entit
led, "The Man Without a Country,
based on the novel written by Everett
Hale in 1863. The first two reels were
a part of the educational film service of
the Fotd Motor Company.
Football Player Leaves University.
Alexander Goepel, Tiger right end, has
left the University and returned lo Iiis
home in St. Louis. Coepel left school
on account of the illness of his father,
whose. condition, though not thought to
be serious, is not of the best.
Two children are now away from
Irome; two are in kIiooI. The others
are under school age.
At another place an old couple lie.
There are no children. Husband and
wife are dependent upon charity. Tb?
man caught influenza while working for
a Columbii firm two years ago. Influen
za was followrd b tuberculous, which
has nude the man helpless.
The Charity Organization Society for
the Iat ear has furnished the old cou
ple with fuel, food and Ii.ine nuarteis.
Thee cars show something of the
work of the Charity Organization, accord
ing to I). E. Major, field agent of thr
society, who directed the visitor to the
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Ihree Kansas Lilians uie wnen
Auto Crashes Through
I Br L'ortl Pirns.
Kasv City, Dec. 13. The mother in
tinct to protect her child cost Mrs.
Amarel Whitzel her life early Sunday.
While she was riding with her hus
band ami their two children, the automo
bile plunged into the front of a store
ouuaing in irving 10 avoiu a collision
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Willi anouirr car. jnc soz iirr imu ,
and bent over it as tons of brick were
rained down npnn the car which had
knocked nut the wall support.
Three of the family were killed but,
t i ! i j i i ,i .
when the police liad cleared away the
brick. they found the body of thc mother
protecting the child, which was aliv
Witnesses ay that Whitzel was speed
ing and tried lo pa a street car oh the
CHRISTMAS OFFERING GIVEN !
Methodist Choir Sings Handel's Ora
torio. "The Messiah."
"The Mesiah," Handel's Oratorio.
was given by the choir of'the Broadway
Methodist Church yesterday afternoon as
a Christmas offering. The performance
was under the direction of Henry ft.
Loodenback, director of music at Chris
tian College. The soloists were: Mrs.
Tvra M. Green, soprano: Mis Viola
Bracket, contralto; Mr. Richard Silber-
stein, bass. The organist were Henry
II. Loudenback and Tillman Merritt.
"The Messiah" is Handel's most suc
cessful and best known oratorio. It was
composed in the year 1741. The first per
formance was given lor charitable pur-
poses in Dublin. Ireland, April 13, 1742. '
Handel conducted the concert in pervm.
Perhaps no other musical masterpiece
has been given for charity so much as
RECENT RAINS HELP WHEAT
Hessian Fly Damagine Early Sown I
Tierrnt rains have heloed winter wheat !
throughout the state as the average
hcighth is now- between two and three
inches, according to E. A. Logan, agri
cultural statistician for Missouri. The
early-sown fields are being P" iufCORj;EUUS GOGDDING DIES
ifce eastern, central and souttweslern
paru of lhe state where the Hessian yjijved Fann a Mile and Half
is doing the most damage. By pasturing, j North of Hinton.
it is hoped that the damage done by the
parasite will be lessened.
Tlie Hessian fly is black and about the
size of a-small rye grain, according to
Mr. Log3iu Freezing weather does not
kill it, and as there is no parasite that
preys upon the wheat fly, the only way
of combating it is by sowing the grain
later in the season. The effects of the
fly on early-sown fields are shown by yel
low patches of half-dead foliage.
TWO FIRES; LITTLE DA5IAGE
Department Called Twice to East
Broadway Last Week-End.
The Columbia fire department was
called out Saturday night when the flue
of II. II. Tandy's home at 1407 East
Broadway, was burning out. No dam
age was done.
Sunday afternoon ,ue 6fe department
was called to the home of Dr. II. F. Mikel
, Ft tlroadwav. The fire caused
about JS0 damage. It was caused by-
burning soot falling on the shingle roof.
NO HOLIDAY R. R. RATES
Christmas Fares Not Reduced Since
The railroads wilt give no holiday
rates this year, according to officials
here. The last Christmas rale was put
into effect in 1916. It was abolished by
lhe government during the war.
Under the old rate during holidays,
fares from point to point were one and
a third. Under the existing rates this
is equal to about one-half of any fare to
a destination when the surcharges and
war uxes are added to the regular fare.
Army Still Takes One-Year Reernits
The Evening Missourian erroneously re.
ported recently that the monthly quota
for one-year enlistment in the army
had been filled. This statement referred
only to the one-year period of enlistment
in the aviation service. All other
branches of the service are taking recruits.
ROOT TO URGE
Most Powerful Republican "Will
Try to Save Framework
of Original Agree
ment. TO OUTLINE NEW TLAN
vVillingness of Europeans to
Meet Americans to Be
Discussed J. W. Hill
Jt UwleJ Pre.
Gcmva, Dec ,3. Tlie League r Na
tions today adopted a plan for an iater-.
national tribunal. All of the plans were
explained by Leon bourgeois of Franca
After the presentation of the plan, a
two-hour debate look place. The plans
include admission of the United States
to the court equally with other nation.
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Mabiov, Ohio, Dec. 13.- Pressure will
be brought to bear upon I'residcnt-eJirt
Harding to save the framework of thr
league of Nations and to nfltciallv enter
!t with certain protecting reservations
when FJihu Root, the niot powerful Jr.
ore in the Republican parly, and a firm
friend of the League, arrives here.
He is expected to outline lo Harding
the organization of the world court un
der the auspices of the League. Root
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plaved a prominent parr in the oresniza.
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llOD OI WC CUUII mnw uiuiiun igi lie
is expected to outline the extent to which
Europeans would meet America, on a "
proposal to strike out Article 10, juris-
diction over iramigiauon anu imrrprcia-
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The Rev. John Weslev Hdl, a New,
York minister, h also scheduled to arrive
ARKANSAS CLUB DANCE AT "Y"
Organization Permanent at M. Uv
Slember of A. D. Club, '
"I'm from Arkansas! Now, darn you.
laugh!" was the reply of one University
student to another one day last SeptenK j
ber when asked, "Wherr are you from?" 5
The Arkansas Club here intend to -j
mow why the" rtatemeni "I'ni-fromAr. "J
f kanas" should not be met witha laugh." Jj
Hence, the -Show-Ion UuD" is wnai- T'j
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ims .Missouri organuauvii itis tiu.
Forty students attended tlie Arkansas
Club dance at' lhe Y. JL C A, Building
last Saturday evening. AH divisions and'
classes in the University were represent
ed. Louis D. Potter, president of the-Ad
dub, was a guest. Mrs. Harkey, of Uns
srlville. Ark who has been visiting her
! daughter, Dora, and her son, Don, both
' the'Universilv. wa's chaperon.
An "R," a can and a saw improvised
from crepe paper and arranged on thr
wall in the auditorium was a fratureof'
Clifford Keller, rraduate student in the
i College of Agriculture and preshJeat of
the Arkansas dub. says that the students
iroai jus pwjc uinxi iv uiu---
club as a permanent organization which
will be eihcient in advertlinc thc Uni
versity as well as farthering social enjoy.
raent among ihcmselves. The Arkansas 4
Club has a representitive to the Ad Club.
Cornelius Cooddin:. S3 ears old. dim'
at 7 o'clock last night at his home one.
mile and a half north of Hinton.
Mr. Coodding was an active farmer de-t
ipite his age and was in good health un-i . - &
111 he contracted cold in Columbia oni " "'
Armistice Day. Since then he has beeoj n
in poor health, developing grip, which-
finally affected his heart ", ' A
He !s survived by five children, all oil "
sho wrre with him until Saturdav. His
two daughters of Columbia, Mrs. J. Wi
Sapp and Mrs. E. C Battcrton. antfhis-
son from Cleveland. Albert GnoJding.
left for their homes Saturday. His other
daughters Mrs. C O. Roberts and Mrs.
Scott Peraherton, live at Hallsville. Mrs.'
Sapp and Mrs. Batterton returned to
their fathers home when they heard he
was leccming worse.
The funeral will lake lUte at H'
o'clock tonjorrow morning at the lied
CARS COLLIDE AT CORNER ,.,
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viuoc miuiiix bs noiiins anu .iaij- A.1"
land Causes Wreck. ?4s.t!
j car oriven Dy vincil II. uavis anu
one driven bv Raymond Praiber collided
at the intersection of Rollins and Mary-
land at 4-30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Davis was goinj south on Maryland and
turned tc go east on Rollins. He turned
he corner very short and ran head-on
into Prather, who was turning inlOi
Mary'ard. Both 'cars were goin; sl-fflly
ind no ane was hurt. The cars were
imi annuaxTmeeting herh'
Historical Society Notifying Mem
bers of Wednesday Session.
The State Historical Society of -Missouri
will bold iu annul meeting la the
University Library BuiMing 3 p. avnert
Wednesday. This Is the seventeenth year i
that such a meeting has been held.
The executive committee of die
society wdl hold its annual meeting at 4
o cioc, ine same altemoon.
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