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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1920
FOUR-THIRTY O'CLOCK EDITION
Number Enrolled Since January
Ii 1 Is Increase of 945
? flv.or lk TOIQ
IPREVIOUS RECORD 4,389
l College of Arts and Science
I Shows Greatest Gain ; Ag-
ncullurc and Lngtneer
TIk: ltd toltl enrollment of students
at the University of Missouri for 1920,
foer ucJuc.bg duplicate--, i, SMU The
esrolhnciit for 1919 was 4339. at tliat
tune the largest on record, J lie id
, trrase is 915.
Time figures represent the enroll'
l&'Brat for the year, beginning January I,
(-; 113, and include tee winter term, Itie
.- spring-summer term and the fall
flerm now closing. The law requires that
5. hmH li mart tn ll, I j-f,tatt,,M
ajweajinee at the University. Tbe figure
am here constitute the report that will
K be made at the session which begins next
The enrollment in the College of Arts
aad Science is 2.753 as compared with
slHO the previous year, or an increase
' In the College of Agricultnre the en
SrulWnt is 1,093 as compared with 835
IgTa 1919, an increase of 258.
The third division of the University
T'a enrollment Is the School of Engineer-
ir.Bg, wnicn nas an enrollment oi ot. as
icaaparcd with the enrollment in 1919
: JWr an incrra-e of 117,
The School of Education has an en-
Ewllment of 497 as compared with 548, a
decrease of 51. It is in sire of enroll
LEcst the fourth division of the Unirer-
Mff- . . ..
The nub ihrcsion is the School oi Jour
fstSsra which las. in 1920, 228 ttodenu
u compared with 139 in 1919, an
E r.. ,tl HV.
The Craduate School lias an enroll-
Jsicst of 221 ai compared with 178 last
ynr, an increase of 4j
! The School uf Lair has an enrollment
JsTef 192 as compared with 183 in the pre-
Etous year, an increase
The School of Business and Public Ad
ssinistrstion has an enrollment of 152 as
compared with VI in the previous year.
an increase Of 62.
The School of Medicine has an enroll.
Fluent of 124. as compared with the cn
K . ;, , ,:,,, .
lousiest oi iy. in i?iy, an increase oi
! VISITS HOME HE FORSOOK
I I Merle Derrie ImiUtes Ratfles and
I Skips Again.
III Mole Berrie, the joutliful adventurer
asrno lelt oil working tor us latner, it,
IT. Berrie, last Tharsday is still eluding
Floe ponce while remaining in the view-
y sty of Columbia, if not in the city itself.
iij-ltus morning he entered his parents
ttoome mrougu a own nuiaow miaoui
Sbrinn discovered and after changing his
clothing, he helpod himself to a meal and
f left unob-crvrd.
A tie took with him his knapsack, a sup-."-
ply of clothing and cooking utensils. For
this reason his Barents believe him to be
,-v. camping around Columbia, because of an
; ambition to rough it.
. The boy has endentlr attempted to
I emulate the lamons Kali.es by leaving
tVA-M iLaft I.- 1-A-t L..!. La-ha - 1dW
sides leaving the clothing which he dis-
aarded hr stretched strings around
Buoarli one of the rooms.
ff Merle ii noted for being inordinately
Send of rrdiiic from which he has
I.S lined his ideas of adventure. It is told
him hile driving Ins fathers dehv
stry wagon he could be seen reading a
hk or magazine, oblivious to the fact
I "Sat the horse had wandered off the road
lie is now drctsed in a pair of brown
iVaicierbockcr trousers, black stockings.
-sad ne brown shoes. He has with rum
i srtrril sliirts, a khaki and a dark serge
e m. r... . i ..!.. I.., Tii
I. . ivui .r jiiiq a lUiJib" ii. .i
i. variety of hats is supposed to be for the
Ijjarpose of disguise.
. t MEN TAKEN TO ST. LOUIS
fc Morder Suspects to Offer Proof Con
K cernlng Real Mnrderers.
fi.h tWua r.
fc Uvioi Mo, Dec 16. Three men sen- j.
Wwseed to lie hanged for the death of
J&at SchoMr were rushed to St. Louis to-
'i&r to t.flrr proof concerning the real
-wuuarry. inancs jaquoy, . o -
JU3, John Carroll, Jr, 22, of Union-
jwsn. i'a, ere Knienced to be hanged.
Efslter Selierrcr received a life impris-
At. bcrcaus it was uncertain as to
jWaliw he killed Schowe
jftlRL TO MR. AND MRS. GAIR
ITimsihi of Raymond llaity Removed
' A bahv virl w rwnm fn'Mr. arid Mrs.
ft K. Giir, 117 Westwood avenue, this
I tBoraing at Parker Memorial Hospital
Ift The tonsils of Tlavmond. the 7-vear-old
B of Serg. J. C Hasty. 208 South Tenth
!eet, were it-moved this morning. !
jh, UHns Ureen, 722 Missouri avenue, was,
lrittfd to die hospital today with ai
av lofectM arm from Taeeinalii.n. I
THE UNIVERSITY'S GROWTH
The grouth in enrollment at the University of Missouri
is graphically shotin by the statistics for five year periods
covering the last 25 jears.
In 1895, the first year after the Preparatory Department
was abolished, 631 students registered.
In 1900 the registration of students has 1304.
In 1905 it was 1857.
In 1910 if was 2672.
In 1915 it was 4082.
The registration for the present year, 1920, is 5,334.
CHILDREN TO GIVE PROGRAM
Little Tots of Christian S. S. Pre-
pare Treat for Parents,
I V J""5' n.J irI trl ,llr Winners
1 "a PnmJ"? apartments of at"t;n
i '""r '" !?
treat for thrir parents and friend- in the
Jorm oi a (Jiritmas program, which is
to be girn at 80 o'clock Sunday morn
ing in the church basement. The fol
lowing program, under the direction of
Mr. Anne Fleming, superintendent of
the department, will be given hy the
Song, "Praise Him," sung by all the
Recitations, "The First Christmas," by
Louise Wilson; "When Christmas
Comes," by Bobby 5tiles; "December
Days," by Harold Beissingcr.
Song, "If You're Good." by Payton Al
len. Don Kurtz, Mary Virginia OTIeeron
Winona Berne and Margaret Cribble.
Recitations, "A Christmas Stocking,"
by Herbert Wait; "Christmas Secrets,"
by Helen IlalL
Song. "Santa Claus So Jolly," by Kiltj
White Thomas, Dorothy Fredendall, Mary
Virginia Olloeron and Dorothy La Rue.
Recitations, "To Make Chri'-tmas," by
lim Houi'gan. Jr.; "Santa Claus" by
Ethel Vest; "Merry CIiritmas." by Maiy
"The Christmas Sandman's Song," by
the first and second grade girls.
Recitations, "Tho Christmas Babe," by
Orpha Iteed; "Santa's Cake." by Ber
nice McAlester: "The Chri'tmas Tree,"
by Mary Oneeda McMa'ter.
"Luther's Cradle Hymn." in song and
pantonine b a group of boys and girls.
4 NEW NATIONS
IN THE LEAGUE
Austria 'Admitted Yesterday
Bulgaria, Luxembourg and
8r UsHc4 ricw.
CcEA. Dec 16. The membership of
the League of Nations was raised to for
ly-six by the admittance of Bulgaria,
Luxembourg and Finland today. Aus
tria was admitted ye-terday.
cosmnts rttusiNC leach:
tr C.II.J Tien.
Marion, Ohio, Dec. 16. The calling
of a new peace conference to revise the
League of Nations' covrnant or to form
a new association of nations is the pro
position which lresident-elcct Harding!
has under con-ideration
The conference will proliabl) be held
in Washington. Harding has not made a
final decision on the propo-ilion but is
reported to be seriously considering it.
According to some of Harding's vis
itors. the Preidcnt-e!ect is leading to
ward an entirely new jirogram of inter
C CLUB TO INITIATE FRIDAY
Columbia High School Organization
Will Banquet in Evening.
The "C Club of Cc-Iumbia Hi?h
School will hold initiation at the as
sembly period tomorrow morning, when
the men who made the football team will
be awarded their letters.
The "(7 dub. both old and new mem
bers, will give a banquet at 6 o'clock to
morrow night in the high school cafeteria.
Between ihirty-fiie and forty guests are
After-dinner speeches will tie given and
the dedication football will be presented
to the schooL On one side of the foot
balL which is painted golden, is the in
scription "Cauthorn field, Oct. 22. 1920,"
and on the other, in purple letters, the
score of tlie first came, "Columbia, 81;
Montgomery High Scbool. a" This car
ries out the scheme ol the hirii sctioot
colors, nirrple and gold. The football
was the first one kicked on Csullnrn
freil Ccrsnns, president ol the X.
Club, has charge of the program for the
PRICE OF MILK IS REDUCED
Slany Kansas City Dairies Charge
Only 15 Cents a Quart.
Br ultl !.
Kasss Crtr, Dec 16.-Practically all
the dairies here today liave reduced the
prior of pasteurized milk 1 cent, the
price now being IS cents a quart.
W.C.T.U. Spreads Christmas Cheer.
The W. C T. U. is planning to send
Christmas packages to Americanization
'centers at St Louis ana raras u,jr
They hope by doing lh.s to spread some
of the good cheu- of an American uuut-
mas into the homes ol povertystrics.cn
alien niQcjii, aiuHwe -- --
P. Dysart. Tliey will have a meeting next
Atoniiay m pei.. " i -
SUITS FOK ACCOUNTS FILED
Three Firms Attempt Collections by
Cirsuit Court Writs.
j Thrre wits for account were filed this
nwrning with arcuit Oerl R. S. TolUri
The deseland-Akron B.g Co. filed suit
again! the Centralia Manufacturing Co.
for 104 die, it is claimed, since Novem
ber, 1919. The a F. Goodrich Robber
Co. filed suit esainst the Gregory Auto
Co. for $40335 for a bill. iWrlls Gro
cery Co. brought suit against the Spen
cer Whitlow Co., which operates a rock
quarry just off the M. K. 4 T. tracks in
the southwest part of Columbia, for
$233.15 which they claim is due for dy
iiamite and fuses,
McBaine & Clark are the attorneys for
the three petitioners.
MEET MAY 23
Visitors From Foreign Coun
tries Expected at Journa
The 1921 Journalism Week at the
School of Journalism of tho Universitv
of Missouri will be held Monday, Tues
day, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, May 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 23,
President A. Ross Hill announced today.
The week will mark the thirteenth year
ol the organization of the School of Jour
nalism the oldest school of journalism in
tlie UnitedStatev Represenutlie jour-
eign countries will attend.
The Press Association and the Mis
souri Writers' Guild withhold meetings
in Columbia the same week.
NEEDY BOYS ENTERTAINED
Fraternity Gives Dinner to Fifteen
Fifteen pairs of eyes brightened as
they looked at chicken and garnishing on
the table of the Sigmi Alpha Epsilon
house last night. Fifteen little boys
breathed a sigh of content as they fin
ished the deert.
Members of the Sigma Alpha Fpsilon
fraternity entertained some of the needy
rbildren of the town with a dinner party
it 6 o'clock yesterday. The children con
gregated at the Red! Cross rooms at 5
o'clock and went from there to the fra
Following the dinner there were box.
ing matches and games until 6:30 o'clock.
To the boys the most interesting thing
about the entertainment, unless possibly
the dinner, was the chance to talk to
Charles ("Chuck") Lewis. Each boy
looked on the big football captain with
worshipping eyes and, no doubt, each re
solved to be a "Chuck" Lewis himself
when he arriied at the proper age.
The names of the children were given
by the local charity organization.
School Mothers Present
The Domestic Science Club of the Lee
School, composed of thirteen seventh-
grade girls who am studying domestic
science, served tea and sandwiches yes
terday afternoon at the rrgnlar meeting
of the mothers of the school children.
The work was done under the direction
of Miss Floy Joslyn, a University student
who is teacher of the girls.
This was the regular December meet
ing of the mothers and ninety-two of
them were present. In place of the regu
lar program they listened to Christmas
carols sung by the entire school body
and to a special program prepared by
The rooms of the school building were
decorated with exhibits of the work of
the pupil:. The primary room, in which
the tea was given, was' decorated with
Christmas bells and wreaths and in ex
hibits of the work of the primary grades.
Dramatic Club to Give Plays.
Two one-act plays will be contributed
to the Ad Club Carnival by the Univer
sity Dramatic dub, it was voted at Tues
day's meeting of the club. The members
are plannirg to stage another major pro
duction this year during the next term.
The pby and the date have not been se
lected. Emil Nathan to Work In St. Louis.
Emit Nathan, a student in tbe School
of Journalism, has bven appointed pub
licity manager of the bond department
of the Mississippi Valley Trust Company
of St. Louis. He will take up his duties
there Friday. Nathan lias had charge
of the Quadrangle Orchestra here for
the last two year. He is business man
ager of the Showme and a former circu
lation manager for the Sawtar.
Columbia Member Entertain
Tin's Evening After
VISITORS HAVE 38 MEN
Business Relations of the Two
Communities Will Be Dis
cussed at Meet
ing. The banquet the members of the Co
lumbia Commercial dub are giving for
the members of the Centralia Commer
cial Club, which was postponed from
last Thursday eiening, will be giscn this
evening at the Daniel Boone Tasern.
Speeches discus-ins the business rela
tionships of the tvio committees and the
progress of the county will be.'giren by
W. B. Nowelt, Jr, president el'the Re
tail Merchants Association. Dean Wal
ter Williams of the School of Journalism,
R. P. Price, president of the ''Centralia
Commercial Club, and J. T. Mitchell of
There, also will be .talks by Frank R
itoinns, prrsiurni oi me uoiumuia or
ganization, and by several of the former
presidents of the local dub.
club- W S.
Drace, secretary of the Centralia group,
is also expected to peak.
The Centralia Commercial dub was
organized in the spring of 1910 with C
W. Adams as president. The first work.
of the club was to obtain a shorter route
between Centralia and Mexico. This
ros d shortened the distance at least three
Shortly after the completion of the
highway the problem of instituting a new
system of lighting the streets was taken
up. The "white way" was the result
of thrir efforts.
The club was instrumental pn the es
tablishment of the broom factory and the
Chance Manufacturing Company's plant
in Centralia some years agi.
The prctuit oEcers on: as follows;
.President; R. P. Price: "sice-president, A.
B, Chance; secretary, W. S. Drace; treas
urer, Harry Rowland.
Mr. Price is cahier of the Bank of
Centralia. Mr, Chance is the president
and manager of the- Ounce Manufactur
ing Company. Sir. Drace is the superin
tendent of schools in Centralia and un
a music dealer. He was engaged In
school work in Brunswick and Centralia
several years previous to accepting his
present position. Mr. Royj'jnd who was
graduated lrom the Centralia High
School a few years ago, is the assistant
cashier of the Bsnk of Centralia.
The other members of the club are as
follows: J. H. Keadle. jeweler; David
P. Hulen, jeweler; O. G Wilson, pro
prietor of the Wilwn Drug Co.; Luther
Crump of the Crump Humphrey Mill
ing Co.; Fav Ousley, one of the pro
prietors of the Annex Cafe; S. L. Rob-
erts, owner of the Roberts Garage.
If. L. Aivgee, carpenter and plasterer,
IL E. Stone, owner of tho Stone poultry
business; W. I. Robinson, who is with
the Lyon Brothers Garage Co.; Jim Mor
ris, manager of the Morris Cafe: C A.
Noel, the manag-r of the Wolff Berger
Dry Goods Co, of Cetralia ; William T.
Dcjarnett of the Dejarnctt & Hulen Co.;
II. L. Pruelt, operator at the C 4 A.
depot and manager of the Gem Theater.
C C Kimball, manager of the Kimball
Pool hall; Dr. O. D. Crinstead, deputy
state veterinarian; T E. Gorman, former
president of the club; J. G. Waggoner,
farmer; Arthur Bruton, mayer of Cen
tralia; John Bagby, owner of the Bagby
Hardware Co.; II. II. Luetzow. pastor
of the Allen Street Methodist Church.
II. E. Tighe of the Centralia Coal Co.;
S. J. Schooler, owner of the Schooler
Shoe repair shop: W. O. Baker of the
Bakcr-Lalu- Clothing Co.; John Waller,
manager of the Waller Clothing Co.; Joe
Green, manager of the Ragsdale-Hotmes
Co.; M. S. Bush, former president of
the club, who came to Centralia in 1 883
and established a furniture store there
J. R. Adwards, cashier of the First
National Bank; J. T Mitchell Bins-
of Centralia; Roscoe Pool, junior mem
ber of th: Centralia Courier: Ed J.
Schmidt of the Sehmldl-Skaggs meat
market; Hyde Younger of the Thomas
Lumber Co.; C. Ii Mcffcrt. real estate
dealer and city clerk: R. L. Hope, owner
of the Rexall Drag Store; William Af
flick, of the Afflick-Jennings real estate
CRAP SHOOTERS FINED $25
Slen Were Arrested in Game Along
Hinkson Yesterday. -
Coriew Craigo and Charles Haney
were fined $25 and costs before Justice
John S. Bicknell today for shooting
The two men were among nine whom
Sheriff T. Fred Whitesidcs found at the
popular crap-shooting circle on the north
bank of the Hinkson yesterday. Tbe
ether seven men were not actually in the
game when the,aherirl arrived.
Quake 3.800 -Miles From Chicago.
By UwtH Tnm.
CitlCACO, Dec 16. An earthquake of
great force has been recorded by the Uni.
versity of Chicago seismograph. The cen
ter of the earthquake is said to be 3,800
tm!e aw av.
THE WEATHER j
For Columbia and slcinity: Partly
cloudy .weather tonight and Friday;
slightly warmer tonight; lowest temper
ature tonight about 36.
For Missouri: Unsettled tonight and
Friday, possible rain in the east and
south portions; colder Friday in the
Shippers' forrcat: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tem
perature during the next 36 hours will
be abuse f reeling.
The great storm still dominates most
of the country north of the Ohio and the
eastern provinces of Canada; it is trav
eling out northeastard slowly.
The Rocky Mountain high pressure is
disintegrating, but at the same time has
pushed south to the Rio Grande Valley
with the result that the weather is un
usually cold in Arizona, New Mexico,
and Texas. There is no severe temper
aturrs in the upper Plains or upper Cen
FIRE AT MINE
Blackfoot Workers Forced
Climb Up Shaft When
' A, nort """' ' 1M rt,tlc wiring
I uujjuiub vci we iuk stun
oi inc uiacKiooi coai mine, auoui iour
miles north of here, yesterday afternoon,
and burred the motor and fan which
the building contained.
Almost immediately after the fire
started, the current throughout the mine
went off, anl the elevator could not be
operated to bring tbe sixty men who were
working in the mine to the surface.
They were compelled to climb the ( in the stricken area, will be even great
walls of the elevator shaft, and a small rr during the winter, unless immediate
panic resulted, for the men feared the lire aid is received from the United States.
was epreading to this portion of the. A cablegram fnmi Admiral T.-ii Tin.,
mine. Tlie loss was J55, not covered by
Historical Association Must
Add Seven in.Order to
Seven mere members' are needed by the
Missouri State Historical Society if it is
to rank first among the historical socie
ties west of the Mississippi This report
was given by the secretary of the society
at the scventeenth.annual meeting held
at the University Library yesterday af.
ternoon. The total membership of the
organization is 1,669. This shows an in
crease of 103 per cent during the last
two years. Two years ago the rank was
fifth among the 'western societies. Four
years ago its rank was tenth.
Tlie Library of tlie society contains
ItS, 106 books and phamphlets, 19,000 ot
which were received during the pa-t two
years. The Library also contains 10,88
bound volumes of Missouri newspapers
of which 1,642 volumes were added dur
ing the past two years. There are 542
current Missouri newspapers which are
being regularly received at the Library.
These are from 295 towns and cities and
represent the city of St. Louis and each
of the 111 counties of the state. Seven
regular employes now constitute the li
brary staff of the society.
Within the last two years the process
of photostatic reproduction has been used
to secure for the Library copies of bound
volumes of newspapers in other libraries.
This lias been done with the Missouri la
zette from the year 1819 to 1828, inclu
sive. This newspaper is the oldest pa
cer published west of the Mississippi
The society has undertaken tbe publi
cation of the Journal of the Missouri
Constitutional Convention of 1875. This
will be out in January. It is composed of
two bound volumes. Dr. Isidor Loch
and Floyd Shoemaker, secretary of the
society, are its editors. Trustees elected
at yesterday's meeting will serve for the
next three years. They are: Vi. z
Crowe, Do Soto; Joseph A. Corby, Su
Joseph: W. O. L. Jewett. Shelbina; Phil
A. Bennet, Buffalo; Elmer O. Jones, La
Plata; Wra. Southern Jr, Independence:
Forrest C Donncll. St. Louis; J. F. Hull,
Maryland; Boyd Dudley, Gallatin.
TO BRING" BACK CAR THIEF
Man Claims He Bought Car From
Hopper in St. Louis.
Sheriff T. Fred Whitesides went to
St- Louis today to get the man who is
charged with stealing a Hudson automo
bile from J. B. Hopper last week. A tele
gram from the St. Louis chief of police
yesterday afternoon stated that the man,
who gave his name at Sam Boguslaw,
declared that he bought the car from
Hopper in St. Louis nine days ago.
Mr. Hopper has not been in St. Louis
since two months ago.
Hardware Company to Dissolve.
Charles Matthews Hardware Company
filed suit for dissolution of its incorpora
tion today with the circuit clerk. Tbe
petition states that all the stockholders
are in favor of dissolving the corporation.
Its capital stock is given as $16,0001 The
company will be reorganized as a partner,
20 MILLION IN
Suffering in Famine Areas Will
Be Even Greater During
Winter, Unless Aid
Comes From U. S.
?200,000,000 IS NEEDED
Chinese Government Exercising
Great Efforts to Cope
With Distress, But
CttiNi Rturx CoYituet.Tio.'is
Previously acknowledged $ 25X0
Leonard Fry 5x0
A Student 2.00
Unless help is forthcoming on a scale
that staggers the imagination, death is
the only prospect facing twenty millions
of people in the famine area of China.
The reports that hae come to Pekin are
not exaggerated; they are, if .anything,
underestimated, says the North China
Star, an American newspaper published
. One dollar and fifly cents will save a
child's hfc for a month. The Columbia
"nuns -Miounan will receive any
i Aiuvum iiu iac iicjin r una mat tne giv-
, er may cnoo-r. ah money collected will
be sent to Charles R. Crane, American
minister to -China at Peking. Checks
should her made to thp China Relief
Fund, care 'of the Evening Missourian
TR1CEDT JUST BECIt.M.NC
Tlie tragedy of the famine in China is
)el iu its prologue. It is expected that
, the prodigious suffering, already acute
( Kan, diieclor-genel of the Chinese Red
i iross. fekine. November 16. ars- "Fim.
j ine affects five northern provinces. Fifty
million people involved. Twenty mil
lions starving. Many1 dying, of cold and
hunger. Whole districts living on leaves
and weeds, filing or drowning , cl a!
dren. Whole families committing sui
cide Old kill themselves, leaving young
er to seek food in other provinces. Chi,
dren sutler most. Government exercising
great efforts to cope with distress. Ca
lamity.so colossal it is diScult to sccurs
funds for adequate relief. Require two
hundred million dollars. Epidemic
feared next spring."
horrible HArrtMics told
Cases of horrible happenings are re
ported every day of tlie thousands who
are emaciated and finally reduced liy
starvation. Suicide by drowning and
poisoning is common.
An idea of the kind of food which
some of the people are forced to con
sume may be obtained from the following
When the members of the Chinese and
Foreign Famine Relief Committee con
cluded their reguljr weekly meeting at
the old German club recently the hour
was so late that the dinner appetite of
tho committeemen liad tapered down to
a razor-like edge
Observing tlm distress of his fellow
committeemen, C Y. Sun, of Tientsin,
ordered some packages brought into the
room. These he opeued with the an
nouncement that they contained food,
and that all were welcome to step for
ward and help themselves.
Many- of the committee members
stepped forward, but they immediately
turned around and stepped right back
again, for the "food proved to be sam
ples of the stuff that millions of famine
sufferers in the Northern provinces are
forced to consume as the only alternative
to death from starvation.
The food contains no ingredients ex
cept roots, weeds and wild grasses, and
is totally lacking in nourishment.
INFLUENZA CAUSES ABSENCE
Slrawn School Reports Six Pupils
for N on-At tendance.
Influenza is given as the cause for the
rou-attrndance of his children at school
bv J. B. Johnson in a letter to II. IL
King, county school attendance officer.
Mr. Johnson said that bis mother died
of the disease, and that the whole family
was sick. He promised to send the chil
dren ba:k to school imncdiatcly.
Six children have been reported In Sir.
King by Miss Lola IL Bute, teacher of
the Strawn school, three miles west of
Columbia. Two of the children are re
ported for absence, one for fifteen days
and the other lor cignt nays, ine lour
ether children are reported for irregular
attendance. The children are from 6 to
16 years old. This is the first report for
non-attendance to come from the Strawn
School, according to Mr. King.
May Par Fees Dec- 28, 29 and 30.
Library, hospital and incidental fees
to the University for the winter term may
bo paid at the secretary's office. Room
111, Academic Hall, on December 28, 29
and 30. The payment should be made
JInve You Clipped Your Bonds?
Snip, snip, snip. Get your scissors
ready. The coupons on the first and fifth
Liberty loan bonds are ready to clip, the
interest esme doe yesterday.
LIBRARIAN ISSUES REPORT
15,733 Persons Visited Public Lib
rary Last Year.
A total of 15,733 persins visited the
Public Library Ial year and 1Z939
books were lent, according to the report
of Miss Lrlia Willis, librarian, for the
ear ending October I. The report for
November of this year compares favor
ably with last year's total. There were
ZDV siitors and L2I8 books lent. Last
year there were 907 borrowers of books.
One hundred people visited the library
Tuesday and 135 last Saturday.
The books most in demand are, of
course, fiction and children s books. Lat
year there were 6J71 fiction books and
3577 children's stories taken out- Thel
total amount of fines and rentals is (71..
36. This money is used to defray small
incidental expenses and to buy new
booksl When a new, popular book is
bought a small rental is charged on it,
until the book has paid for itself, fhe
cnarge is men isnen on ana me accanu-
unco money is oscu 10 i.a, a new ..
The library sow has $50 to spend on
rental books. It was donated by husinc
men here from the surplus of the fund
collected for the banquet to the L'ni-
Negotiations Willi Ireland Now
Timr-lv. Sav Inveslitralnrs
of Irish Question.
Sr Csltci frcst,
London, Dec. 16.Uritish labor today
began an offensive for a peace with Ire
land. After a long morniug session tho ex
ecutive committee arranged for a meeting
with PremierUoyd George in the inter
ests of peace. They heard the report
of Arthur Henderson and other labor
leaders who recently investigated condi
tions in Ireland.
Henderson rendered his report after a
week in Dublin and reached the conelu-
sion that it was time for peace nezotia.
ions. Other membiTS of the committee
remained in Ireland to visit other cilies.
In Henderson's opinion, peace is still
pwsib'c dospjie: the violence Venn has
occurred since he was in Ireland.
de mlulk is SESTI.1C, says wALsit stamps, ete.
Br fitted Pmm. I Mandril is believed to have outlined
New Yojk, Dec. 16. With rumors the general views of the Republican lead,
flying thick and fast that Eamon dc Va-, ers. lt is believed that there is a gen
lera, "president of the Irish republic." is crjl agreement to cause big slashes In the
secretly making his way back to.Ireland, j appropriation bills which Mondell con.
Frank P. Walsh, Irish American leader, iders essential to any tax reduction. The
said tliat there was "much ado about bills which will be slashed the heaviest
nothing." He declared that De Valera are the army, navy and civil sundries ap.
had merely slipped away to some quiet proprialion bills estimated to be 1935.
spot in America for a much needed rest, j 000.000 in excess of what current appro
R. O. T. C. PLEASES OFFICER
Inspector Says Work of Unit Here
Is Best He Has Seen.
Licut.-CoL C IL Muller. in charge of
the R. O. T. C branch. Seventh Curps
.- .1. IC :- - s...
-vrea, was inc rc.c-.MK on ... a w.-
Uhon review given for his benefit by lU
University cadet corps Tuesday after-
noon. After the .review, various com
panics gave exhibitions in several Ws
of military dnll, such as: havonet eu-r j
ci-e. close order j drill, physical exercise
and extended order drill.
After dismissal. Colonel Muller con-
graimaieo. uieut.. v.. u. a .io.
eommanoani ana w. i iiaroeT, can
colonel, on the splendid appearance put !
lortb by the corps.
Colonel Muller said, "I am very much
pleased with the work of the R. O. T. C
here at the University of Missouri. Every
thing I nave seen, in twin tne nriu ana
classroom work, lias given rae a very fa-j
vorable impression of tins unit. It is .
ibe best I have seen."
Expect Completion of Building by
Favorable weather has had much to
to -with the rapid work which is being
done on the Columbia Country dub;
house at Hinkson and Moss avenue. In
less than a mouth since the ground was
broken for the building, the excavating
is practically completed, and the founda
tion is' about in. "The work will con
tinue aJong as the weather is pleasant,'
said Victor Barth, "and we expect that '
!- UlCAMai, 1
thc building will be ready for use the,"
first of June,
The basement story will be above
ground on the south and east rides and
will be made of stucco and concrete. Two
rest rooms, one for men and one for wo
men, will be located in tbe basement, as
well as the lockers, shower rooms and
living quarters for the caretakers.
Prisoners Are Held in Moscow by
aw tUul fro.
Washi-vcto"', Dec 16. Twenty Am
erican citizens are being held priaoners
by the Russian'BoUhevili. Among them
is Mrs. Margoenle Ham-on, sister in
law of Governor Riche of Maryland.
Most of the prisoners are in Moscow, and
the government has been unable to recov
er them. Mrs. Harrison went to Russia
as a newspaper correspondent.
L O. O. F. Election Tonight.
Tbe Columbia L O. O. F. Encampment
will hold an election of -officers for the
ensuing term at the Odd Fellows Hall to
night. The nomioatious were made two
INCOME TAX IS
Income May Drop S150.000,-
000 Is Estimate Secretary.
Houston Favors a High
'MAY BE TAX
Republicans Expected to Cut
rr. . j-. v? 1.1-
Payment of Debts on
! tit Uasel Pm.
! WasiilmtiW, Dec. lti Approximate.,
jv 350.000,000 should be in the hands r
the government today as a result of ,
fourth installment of taxes on iacot
and excess profits. Instead of J550JXIt,
' COO there is about $500,000,000 accord
in; to cnocial estimates today.
If the receipts did fall short $1SO,OOC
COO, Secretary Houston of the Treasci
Department U confronted with a seriousr
prcblcm. Monday is urgently needed for
expenditures and to keep the dsdy bal
ance of $250,000,000 in the treasury. Mil
lions of dollars worth of loans mature in
the next few weeks and must be an.
Taxes can be reduced during 1921 if
i Congress cuLs the government expend;.
1 f 1ST Ad T?JhnatKli4 I 4b T aiuTaI t AaT1
the House today.
Mondell advocates a reduction of tbn
appropriation from JI-,500.000,000 asked
by the government departments, to 13,.
250,000,000 and opposes the claims of
Secretary Houston that the appropriations
must be kept up to $i00j00O,00O 'for
the next two years at least.
Mondell aIo opposed tlie attempt to
liquidate tbe war, debt hejsjly during
the next three years, declaring that 44
per ceiij of tbe bills were already paid
if loans to the Allies were not considered.
Notes for $450000,000 maturing in
May 1923 cannot be met nnl-ss the reve-.
' nues are increased, he drdarrd, and must
be turned into long terra obligations.
i However, it will he posib!e to redoco
, lasrsauu sbU viMUnlisJ'.yiriMl,
Boating debt composed of war sasiii
priations have been.
HENRY T. LES VISITS HERE
Former Itoone Countlan Is the
Guest of E. Sydney Stephens,
tr-nn. t f-r? t I 1 t..
' "V -' .
raany Jfm ,hn, OD a tm 0,
lBm)ia arrhcd lmc Jf!.trrjaT aftcmo,,,,.
IO ,,. o( t s d StcphraJ.
j j M lnmn ;
County. He was graduated from Har.
rJ ia jg am) retun)ej ttc&m
of ,he c011ntry (( flrpt Us j fum ,
immediately south of Columbia. The
ij t,., ,, a.t,i.,i r...J tmili
ih,,. thc Civil War. was one o:
,fcow , of tj
Uaving Columbia about six years age.
Mr t H ror . lim. ilh lh, AlI,. .
Portland Cement Company, at Hannibal.
It was wliile in their employ that he sui
fercd a stroke of paralysis from which
t. t... . r..u i
,, fi)e yra ,, ,u, traTeIicg f
pI,Hrf i mmlj , g
merica. and other south-rn countries.
He has toured over much of tho United
States in a motor car in the last two
Mr. Lee will be in Columbia about
week, going from here to St Louis early
TO BRING -WHITE GIFTS"
Presbyterian Sunday School to Give
Pageant, Dec 26.
The Presbyterian Sunday School will
have a special Christmas service at 5
. , , - , , n .as
"s ,UT "lernoon, uecemner a.
- . - . ''"",u vu"cu- " fk"""
with, nineteen persons in costumes, sop-
porfed by a chorus singing Otristmas
carols, will be presented.
"White Gifts," symbolizing tmseIosk
ness, will be brought by those attending
and will go to the Near East relief fund.
Students rcmaini.n; here through the
Christmas season and others are invited
l spend an hour at this vesper service.
i-estival Is Christmas Night,
the entertainment arranged by tho
Commerrial dub and the Ucivereity for
all Columbia school children and their
parents will be held on the east campus
from 6 to 7 o'clock Christmas night- An
announcement appearing yesterday in
the Columbia Evening Missourian stated
in one place the festival would be held
CJiristina eve It is desired to correct
the erroneous impression created by this'
E. P. McCtean Heads Inaugttrtio. .
w.-s,,'Ctot. Dec 16.-Edward P.
McCIcan, of Washington, w31 becWr-,
man of the iiLanrnrat:,. -MmoMHMTiaiV1-
charge of the inauguration ef PrcsisVtK'
elect mr!in. jUlrfj t - -;