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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
i- JIHTFPNTH YPAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1920 '
FOUR-THIRTY O'CLOCK EDITION f
GAS PLANT IS
ST. LOUIS MEN
ijfew Ouners to Spend S25,000
in Improtetnents and to
Request a 20-Year
5ALE PRICE IS S100.000
tr. H. Fitch. Thomas D. Miller
- and J. R. Cullinane the
'& bujcis imc io oe
i The rise! "' 'he Gilnmbia Cas Works
Ins been purchased by W. M. Fitch,
TJoims D Miller and John I!. Cullinane,
ill of H I'lius. J lie price was $100,000,
Isecanhnx to James E. Hoggs, attorney,
5fl represents llie purchasers.
. Tbe new ouncrs will late charge at
Ke. .vest Monday mjht they will pre
sort lo tlie City Council an ordinance
asking for a twenty-year franchise in the
city, tins Irancmse will also specify J
rites which Uie new concern propoes
lo charge and sets forth the specifications
rttarding the extensions of mains and
lenice under which the company will
tpcrate. The present company operates
vtfbout a city franchise.
&, io mntovc the; plant
iTlie new company arfli spend immedi
ately $25,009 in improving the plant and
cttending mains in such a way as to
reprove ana incrcav service.
sir. Fitch is vice-president and farm
Inn officer of the Misissippi Valley
Ira-t Company. Last spring he came to
Columbia in an effort to form a stock
ssmjuny to purchase the plant. The
rofosal did cot succeed because of the
Jsuure of Columbia residents to purchase
load. No bonds are to be offered for
stle by the new owners
Mr. Miller and Mr. CuUinane are gas
CBgincers in St. Louis. Tbe purchasers
promise that adequate service will be af
Wed rr'rons at all times- They will
Irnsin in Columbia until (Monday to be
pre-nt at ibe Cooncil meeting .Monday
Hill. IICKEASE BITE
The service of the present company hv
ieen insdrnu3te for vears. The company
'fs failed lo extend mains and no ef-
has Iteen made to get a sufficient sup.
jJt ef ". to users; especially to bonse
lolderr. The rales proposed under the ordi-
since asking for a franchise are in excess
-l .1 . --. w '
uu UKT Jiijpciu lair-v
' the new company proposes to cnarge
Jor its ess according lo the following
rlmliif. Vnr thn firsl 3J)00 cubic feet.
'10 for each 1.000; for the next 3fl00 j
tunic, leet, i; lor me next wi cuorc
feet.il.90; for the next "iJNO cubic iect.
L&0; for tbe next 5fiM cubic feet,
$1.70; for all over 20,000 cubic ieet.
Tlie rate now in effect u on a differ
ently arranged schedule and Is -$1.63 for
the'first 10.000 feet and for all over
that $1.55. A 1U iJ cent discount for
prompt pavment reduces these prices on
both schedules. On a cash basis the
'actual rate at present is $L50 for the
first 10,000 cubic feet and JI.W lor all
c-rcr that amount.
Section one of tbe ordinance asks for
a'20-vear franchise and deals with de
tails in regard to extension. The other
Section 2. That the Public Service
Commission of Missouri or any other
body hich by law" be authorized from
lime to time lo prescribe the conditions
under whirh such gas may be manufac
tared and sold, as well as to fix the price
thereof, shall hate authority from time
o time to fix. establish and regulate the
price at which, gas may be told to the
Cty of Columbia, Missouri, and lo the
iahabitants thereof, and the conditions
under which gas may be manufactured
and distributed therein, and until, chang
ed lv such lawful rate making power
of vllie State of Missouri, said Gas Com
pany shall bare the right to charge the
following prices for gas actually sold and
delivered each month through each me
ter to tlie consumers thereof within said
The first 3,000 cubic feet, $2.10 per
fjTie nen 3.000 cube feet, $2X0 per
ie next 4,000 cubic feet, $150 per
Tbe next 5,000 cubic feet, $1X0 per
The next 5JXW cubic feet, $1.70 per
All oer 20.000 cubic feet, $1.00 per
A minimum charee of $1.10 per month
each meter in use in said city may
ie made and a discount of 10 cents if
,-nU . i .ji in k:n. r
Jr Herein pioviucu. nxi uhw v
EJSW shall be due and pa) able at the
Hic ol the t;as Company on or oeiore
.lie lOih day of each month following
lie month for which bill is rendered, and
nen so paid the consumer shall receive
discount of 10 cents for each" thousand
feet so consumed; and when ihe mini-
pmra bill i cliarged the consumer shall
uve the rich! lo a discount of 10 cents
ffjsaid bill is paid at the office of the
vminanv on nr lirfnn- the 10th dar of
Hie month succeeding jlie charge. No
fwunmer shall be entitled to the dis-
I THE WEATHER
For Columbia and vicinity; Partly
cloudy to cloudy weather tonight and
Sunday, probably with light snow; con
tinued rather cold; lowest temperature
tonight about 25.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and pro
bably Sunday, except unsettled in the ex
treme south portion tonight; not much
change in temperature.
Shippers forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest temper
ature (Turing the next 56 hours will be
nest 26; north 20; east 26; and south 32.
count herein mentioned if his bill for
gas consumed is not paid within the
time herein mentioned. Tbe abore rates
may be charged by said Gas Company
from and after the first day of the month
next following the passage of this ordi
nance and until arch rates are either
reduced by said Company voluntarily
or until such rates are changed or mod
ified by authority of the rate nuking
power which may be established at (he
time by the laws of Missouri. For Ire
purpose of this Section of this Ordinance,
the date on which the meters are read
shall be taken as the end of the month.
Section 3. The Cas Company at all
times, whenever it opens the streets,
avenues, alleys, parks or other public
places of the City of Columbia for the
purpose of laying gas mains, making con
nections therewith, or repairing the
same, shall do so in accordance with
ordinances, rules and regulations of the
Cty Council of the Cty of Columbia,
Missouri, now in .force or as may hereaf
ter be adopted.
Section 4. The Gas Company at its
expense shall make all gas connections
from its gas mains to the curb line of
llie street; and the Cas Company, at
the expense of the consumer, shall make
such further extensions as are or be
come necessary to tbe place where a me
ter is to be connected.
Section 5. Said Gas Company shall
further extend its mains or enlarge the
capacity of its mains from time to time
for customers in all places wherever and
whenever the number of bona fide con
sumers, applying in writing to be sup
plied with gas, shall agree in such appli
cations to purchase gas of said company
provided such consumers shall not be
less than one bona fide consumer for
each 100 feet of main required or neces
sary lo be laid In order lo reach such
Section six provides against discrimi
naiiui in rales; section sevenjor accept
ance of the franchise and section eight
provides it shall go into effect upon pas-
First to Be Finished Under Re
cent Law Next Will Be
The first county hospital of the state
under the new county hospital law was
lormally opened at Mexico yesterday.
Boone County will have, the second at
The new hospital was open to doctors
and visitors during the day. The build
ing is thoroughly modern In equipment
and construction. It has large sun par
lors and a novel lighting system for call
ing nurses to the patients' beds- Thirty
fiie patients can be comfortably accom
modated. Dr. F. G. Nifong gave an address in
the high school auditorium at 4 o'clock
A banquet was given for the visilinz
doctors at the Hoxsey Hotel last night.
Dr. U li. Piielson of St. Louis was the
principal speaker. Dr. A. W. McAIester
and Dr. Guy L, Noyes, of Columbia, also
made short talks after the dinner.
Dr. A. W. Kampschmidt, Dr. J. F
Thornton and Dr. C. M. Sneed, together
with Doctor Nifong, Doctor McAIester
and Doctor Noyes, motored to Mexico,
returning last night.
WAR HERO KILLS HIMSELF
iLeut. Pat O'Brien Left Note Sayinz
He Wis a Coward.
By UBMa Piw.
Los Alleles, Dec 18. Lieut. Pat
O'Brien distinguished himself for con
rpieuous bravery and gallant cndnct
through 6ve wars and served with honors
as a member of the Roal Flying Corps
during the World war. Today he is
dead by his own hand, and in a note writ,
ten shortly before his death he branded
himself "a coward." He shot himself
Willi a 45 calibre pistol ct the Alexandria
bote! beie. O'Brien's home was in Mo-
Virginia Dare, the motion picture
actress, is O'Brien's widow and it is be
lieved he took bis life after an unsuccess
ful attempt to effect a reconciliation with
her. She had refused to see him.
O'Brien is the author of a war book,
Outwitting the Hun," in which he told
of his remarkable escape from a German
Parker Hospital Norse Resigns.
Miss Eugia Sappington has resigned
her Portion as nurse at Parker Memorial
Hospital, where the has worked for the!
last few years. I
CHINA TO HAVE
Perhaps Our Decemher Bills
Are High, But Can't We
Contribute Some to
Save a Life?
LOCAL FUND IS $106.50
Columbia's Contribution to Aid
the Starving Babes of
the East Is Steadily
China RrxiEr Cotridlttos
Presiously ackiouledged ..$ 77X0
A Columbia subscriber 150
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mejer... 1200
Miss Julia M. Rochcford 500
A Rocheport subscriber.... 2.00
Henry Iteirhart 500
Miss May Miller -300
Mrs. W. L OIner 1.00
I was tired when I came borne tonight
after an hour's Christmas, shopping
There were still things I m-yt get for
the family. Together with the Cbri-.
nas dinner and the decorations, tht-y
wouiu run my December bills high. .
I was thinking of these things, oaf li!tl
)eIIow canary began to sing in an irri
tatingly discordant waj.
"Cold, are ou?" I asked, poking at
the fire. Mary had bought the silly bird.
"Hungry, then?" I said in an unplas
tnt voice. "You're always wau'in;
"No," was the answer. "Rut in Chins
they are hungry. The people 1 u-ed to
sing to, before I came here to Ie it
this disgusting cage, are dying of bun
les, 1 read the headlines about it
while ago. Those people are like grass-
hoppers; they nocr provide for the next
year. They are without capacit) for lead-
"They eat the leaves from the Irrcs,"
!he bird said. The babies bae tlie faces
of old men. They will neier grow up if
they do not have food.
"The Chinese government ought to
have anticipated a dry lear like this and
gone in for a thorough system of irrLra
lion. Lock what the Chaldean engineers
did in .Mesopotamia four thousand J ears
ago. Tbe Chinese government lias
squandered its money on ar ens A.esi"
army. The whole country is corrupt,"
I wrapped up the doll I had bought
for little Mary Jane, as I talked, fearing
she might come in and see it.
"The little Chinese girls will not hae
dolls next week. That doll vou bought
for Mary Jane cost about $3, didn't it?"
"Three and one half," I said. "Dolls
cost a lot these days."
"That would keep the little Chinese
girl alive almost two months longer," the
bird persisted. "Her father has no
money; she will not hear the Chinese
nightingale sing next spring."
"But," I interrupted sngrily, "How do
you expecf me to ghe them money wUh
the big bills I have this month, and the
Christmas dinner still to be thought of?"
.Mr. Chinaman is eating boiled
Must I be annoyed In my own house
by this foolish bird?
"You might a well shut up," I said.
As I saw he was going to speak strain
I picked up my check book, which was
lying among the packages, and filled out
one of the slips.
"There, I hope you're satisfied," I
But the bird did not answer; he was
ARMOUR HEIRESS TO WED
James J. Mitchell, Jr., to Share $70,
Sr UaltrJ FrcM.
Chicaco, Dee. 18. Two of the greatest
fortunes in the Middle West will be
merged by the marriage of Miss Lolita
Armour, sole heiress of J. Ogden Armour
to James J. Mitchell, Jr., eldest son of
James J, Mitchell, bank president, and
director in a score of companies. The
announcement of the engagement was
Mis ArmouV fortune is estimated at
JIO.000,000. and she is heir to the Ar
mour estate valued at $60,000,000.
iMtchell's father has a fortune estimated
at many million.
HARDING AND HEED CONTEK
Referendum on War Impractica
ble, Says Senator.
Marion, Ohio, Dec 18. "President
elect Harding would be breaking faith
with the American ieopJe should be enter
a League of Nations which would set up
a superior governing power, Senator
James A. Reed, Democratic irreconcil
able, said today after a conference with
Reed indicated a belief 'tliat an asso
ciation of nations organized for the pur
pose of clarifying dipnte might help to
prevent war. "The idea'tof a referendum
on war is impracticable, he declared.
Asks Receivership for Goodyear Co.
CoLuacsLS, 0 Dec. 13. A receiver
ship for ihe Goods-ear Rubber S. Tire
Company was aked today in a suit nleJ
today by Frank Monette who owns 43
fchares of preferred stock in the company.
War Mothers Continue
to Raise $1,000.
That the county court will make good
any deficit in the $1,000 Memorial Fund
lliat u being raised by the War Mothers
of Doone Countv, was the report made at
a meeting of the local chapter vesterday
afternoon in the Commercial Club rooms.
One hundred and sixty-seven dollars was
added to the fund this week, making the
total more than $500 raised in Columbia.
One thousand dollars must be raised by
January 1 in order to Teceite tbe state
appropriation of the same amount.
Tlie Ashland chapter, which was re
ren'Jy organised, is raising money to
ward the fund, although the exact
amount of th contribution has not been
reported. Trips to Centralia, (iallsville
and Sturgeon will be made nexr week by
mecibers of the local chapter, in the
hope of increasing the contributions
throughout th county. A campaign is
being carried on in KocheporU although
no chaptrr has been organized there; Gt
izens of Gdumbia fiav- been" generous
in their support of the fund but further
donations will be appreciated, according
lo Mrs. V. R. Nowcll, secretary of the
Mis. J. W. Ridgewry was admitted to
the local chapter, at the meeting jester
da) AERIAL CABLE-
Telephone Company Is-Adding
lo Equipment" Metallic
The Columbia Telephone Compan if
ifmalljng -ilong Stewart road the firM of
3&574 fret, or more than set en mi lea of
arm I cable h.ch till lien completed
Kite ChlibTib.-i full metallic circuit on
all local telephone equipment.
The cable being installed on the Slew
art mad contain seventy fie pairs o(,
virr and eiglis 1.65 pounds a foot.
With pood rather, A. L. La Force,
plant chief of the telephone company,
estimates that all the ivorL ill be com-
pleted early in the pring.
The new arrangement will ereatly in
rreaMf tr facilities of the locaj offiee.
thich has been unahle to fill contracts
for telephones because of IacV of material.
All the material for the cable orL 1
in Columbia, ith the exception of some
of-the iiwide supplies, orl. vjU'be
pushed to completion, Mt La Force
J. A. HaAvin, president of the com
pany, is Sn Wisconsin 3nd will not be
back, untd the middle of next week. It
U not known just hat relief the cable
intalIation will afford the local tele
G. W. ROB1NSO.V SELLS FARM
Dear Walter Miller Sells Two Lots
One hundred and fourteen acres "of
farm land twenty rales northeast of Co
lumbia hsve been purchaed by Mr. and
Mrs. W. C Bowen from C. W. Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Miller sold
lot number 6 in Hockadas subdivision
of Price's addition to Mr. and Mrs. Reu
ben E. Lucas for $1,500. The lot is on
University avenue between Hockaday
street and College atenue.
Miller also sold an adjoining lot, num.
ber 5, to Mr. andJIrs. Boyd W. Lucas
Laura Jones old sixty feet of the
north side of lot number 2 in Cook's
sddition to JccL Booth and Lucy Booth
for $1,500. The property is on the east I
-i -r-r.i, . L t - . I
side of Fifth street near Lvons street-
Henry 'Merkel, .Sr., and ilr. ami Mrs.
Henry Merkle sold a third interest in
the east half of the northwest quarter of
section 14, townhip 48, range 12 to Tur
ner A. SilMi for IL000. The land is
six miles east of Columbia.
U. II. S. CLASS GIVES PARTY
Presents Play Representing Old
Tlie senior class of the University High
School gave a party to all the students
of the school Iat night, from 8 to 10:30
o'clock in the high chnol building. They
gate a play entitled, HicksiIIe Center
District .Schrol which represented the
country school as it was several tear
This was followed by a musical
number by the members of the senior
clas and refreshments and the coming
of Santa Qau.
The decorations rnnited of a large
Christmas tree upon which were placed
the presents for the members of the class.
The evening ended with the singing of
SANTA CLAUS CATCIIES FIRE
Russell Hobbes. Meets. With Acci
dent at Douglas School.
Chritmas trees are not alway smooth
sailing for eury one.
Lat night l!uvll Hobbes, negro, who
was acting as Santa Claus at the Douglas
School, caught fire and received some
The program consisted of recitations
ami music. "
W. C. T. U. to Meet Monday.
The Y. C T. I), will hold its regular
meeting in the Y. M. C A. Building
Momlay afternoon at 2:30 o'clucL. Sirs.
D. A. RolnUI will be the h-adrr.
Campaign ''to Honor Students
Killed in World Wat Is
Launched in New
PINNER GIVEN AT START
Telegram deceived Here Says
AH of Next Week Is to
Bo Devoted to Rais-
. ing Money. i
The half-million-dollar jJtampaign lo
build if Uaiursity Memorial Kuilhngj
and Tower i'ij" memory of. the. fify-ta
Drimrtity of Mienoari nwn who werei
lilled f n llie World War was, launched
last night in New York City at a dinner '
of tbe New York Alumni Association.
Odon Cuiur, Jr of Columbia; who is ii.
lector of the Memorial campaign, war
present at the dinner.
A .telegram receifed by the Columbia'
Evening .Missourian late Iat night from
Oscar E. Idler said: ..
- "Tlie Urivrrsirf of Missouri fanorial ,
Camnaien'was opened at the Git Clch.1
New Tork Citt, tonight with.a small but
enthiMatie meeting. Eicry, !ioiirian i
"M Pr-ident Earle Pearson's call, ey
eryone present volunteered to sene as a
commilleo, of one lo call prrwHalI on
fiie New York alumni.' The whole of
dclt week, will be devoted to tlie Memor
ial Builibnc'campaign. Each worker will
fiie half a day.
"Mr. Guitar, campaign director, aid
that be was much pleased with the spirit
shown by the New York alumni and with
Ihe warm reception eatended him duiinj,
his firt day in New Yoik. iNone of the
Wealthy alumni 'could attend the dinner
tonight, but all hate asked tliat Cuitar
all at their offices."
PLAN TO TRAIN
S. Inspector Recommends
Sending Instructors From
'ff'Stares to M. U.
The ft.' O.T.CtA the Unuroitr of
f Miwmri has been. recotnmrntft-t as ji
trainirg unit for all II. (). T. C untrue
lion officers in the Sornlh Corps Area.
The recimmendation as made ly Lieut
CuL C J I. Muller following his inpec
tion of the local unit last eek.
Colonel Muller said that the recom
mendation as made Lecause. the train
ing plan as de)ied hf Col. W. E. Per
sons and tbe other officers stationed
here was superior to that in any other
unit in the area. Lack of proper build
ings, he said,,wa$ the onl handicap of
this L'nher4ty unit.
If Colonel Muller's recommendation is
acted upon favorably at Washington it
will mean tht all officer on duty with
R. O. T. C units in the Seventh Corps
Area will be sent here for courses of
It would be a tremendously big thing
for the Uni.ers.ty of Missouri," ColoncJ
Persons said this morning. "ft would
bring officers here from thirty-eight dif
ferent schools and their contact with the
officers and faculty here would be of
The Seenth Corps Area includes Iowa,
Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Korth and
c ,.-n i , 7 ? ...
south Dakota, Arkansas and Missouri,
STRIKE REPORTED IN DETROIT
Announced Cat in Wagea.Was Cause
of Street Car Walk-Out.
ey Uaftad PrtM.
Detroit, Dec 18. Detroit faced
street car stnle today when the Detroit
United Kailnays Company announced its
intention of cutting the emplotes' wages.
The executive committee of the local
street railHay employes association lure
drawn an ultimatum which declares that
the men will not stand fur any cut in
wages W. D. Mahone, international pres
ident of the association, announced to.
DEATH OF MRS. V. S.
Mother of Mrs. J. H. Coursault Was
in Columbia Last FalL
Mrs. W. S. Snjder. the mother of Mrsl
J. II. Courault, died this morning at
Corous CIitili. Tm. Mr. anl Mrs. Sny
der spent part of last fall in Columbia
imting their daughter and then wtfit
south on account of Mrs. Snjder's
Stamp Windows Open at 7 a. m.
For the convenience of the rjusinos
men of Olinrbia the stamp window of
the Postoffice will-open at 7 o'clock in
the morning instead of R oclock next
week during the Christmas rush.
Mrs. William H. Grant Here.
Mr. William II. Crant of Kansas City
will arrne1 Sunday afternoon lo expend the
holidj)s with her siter, Mrs. E. C Clink,
scales, 506 Stewart rnaJ.
Retail Prices Down,
p, imi r-i.
VtAsiIINCTO.v, Dec 13. Retail priees
of imported commodities has dcrfracd
2J5 per cent during the past )ear up o
the close of November.
iffiWnWWiiWwMiiiri ' ti rf'wi.iiiitiYf iHBB
, Miss Fayc Overlees, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Over-
Uees, Bartlestille, Oklahoma, icha will ued J. C. Henm of 719
Hill street, qn December 'Zl.
BOTH nOST AND A GUEST
John T. Ml.'chell Belongs to Colura,
lua and Centralia
TThn the Columbia Commercial Club
entetained tha Centralia Commercial
Club bt Thursdar nijlit one .af the;
tpeakers was in the peculiar petition, of
bc.tb bmt and guet, lb npcneiMu talk
with an address of wclctrae as a host and
then, as a guest, gare a repone. He
sa? John T. Mitchell who Ires in Co
lumbia am! m a banker in Centralia. In
telling the story on hin.e!f, Mr. Milch-
ell turn the bntnes men of the two cities
that he bought a ticket as a member of
the Cnliimbia Commercial and then in
uted himself rt to enme as a guel since
he rat a member of Jhe Centiaba group
alo. He spoke of beneficial rrsuft-sto
be cbtamed b) cooperation between theff 'lh'm Reeded m Raung a greater
One ol tbvw caileil upon for a brief
talk at the 'dinner, was J, P. Hetzler,
Jurd president of the Columbia Commer
cial Giib. (Afler, dicuing the abolition
if all noncooMruethe criiiciun between
the two'cities and the establishment M
a better mutual appreciation, Mr. Fletz
ler otTerid a- loat Iw.iing forward to a
lasting spirit of cordial co-operation and
, -DIES SUDDENLY
Death of Retired Farmer May
Have'Been Hastened by
Mule Kick." i
Peter Kemper Fenlon, of 206 Forest
svenue, died suddenly this morning from
art attack of apoplexy. He had been- in
ill health for some time. About fifteen
davs ago he was kicked by a mule. This
morning he seemed better, but lived onlv
a fev moments after he Was stricken.
Mr. Fent was 43 )ears old and a rc
tired farmer, having lived In 'Boone coun
ty all his life. He is "survived by his
wife and two daughters, Ocy and May.
Burial will take place at 1:30 o'clock
Monday afternoon in the Roclcy ForkH
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS TREE
Sunday School Class Entertain In
dustrial School Girls. t
Dean Waller Miller's Sunday School
da's of the Presbyterian Church gave a
ChrWmas tree at 3 o'clock this afternoon
at the liiyrch; for the children who have
teen attending tneir industrial scnooL
The following program was given, fol.
Icwetl by gifts of candy and tovs for the
Heading Mis Florence Schaper
Violin solo Mis Anna Payne
Vocal solo Mis Edith Hammock
Christmas carols sung by the children.
The members of the industrial school
are twenty-five small girls between the
ages of 12 and 15, who have been meet
ing every Saturday afternoon at the
Presbyterian Church and who are beiiex
taught lo sew by different members ol
Dean Miller's Sunday school class.
Ae Club Elects Officers.
The Ag Club Tuesday night elected
the fallowing- officers for ihe next termr
P'eilent. Eil Maves; viee-prejideit,
Meltin WfHids; secretary, R. IL Bau
bellS treasurer, Horaee Streeter, urgeant
alarms, Cecil Campbell, and cheer lead
er, Dave Fett. Three pages will lie
reseneil in the 'Savilar. two pages lor
pictures of tbe Ag Club and the stock
and poultry judging teams, and one page
for pictures of Fanners' Week and the
Barnwarming. . - -
they mil live in Columbia.
bparks on Hoof Caue Two
Blazes Girls Lose Their
Just as Miss katherine Pence, .507
ilitt street, was going to b! at 7:15
oclocL. this morning after an all night
I preparation lor examinations, she discov-
crri me ro 01 me noue was aouze.
Seventeen other girls who occupy the
lm?e" and Mrs- C V. Tjler, -yhv eondurts
the roomirig 1fonieC Wfere rotified. ifost
part of their pergonal behmgingv Mist
Pence Iot ail her belongings, and Miss
F2onntre4I!oM,lQ$t practlcaily ierjrthing,
marly jallj jlie furnirute' was removed
All of the )hird floor and'part of the
second en detrojed before the fire de
partment could control llie blaze-. F. W
Nieilermeer, owner nt the house, is in
t. Louis and mlormation as to the in
surance carried could not be obtained
this morning. Mrs. Tjler carried $2,000
insurance on her furniture.
Fire broke out at the home of Mrs. P.
S Qui an, Iff College avenue, while the
tire department was still at Ilitt street.
The chemical engine and several firemen
rushed over to College avenue and ex
tinguished a ijlaze on the roof before it
bad done much damage. Mrs. Quinn
Both fires were caused ls sparLs on
CHRISTMAS TREE FQR TOTS
Elementary School Gives Program-'
i Next Wednesday.
One hundred and forty bo and prls
of the University Fjementary School will
attend the Christmas program which is
lo be- given nf xt T5 ednevlay morning in
the1 acmbly room, under the direction
of Mrs. J. K. FyfeK principal of tie
school. Already every room in the build
ing has its Chri-tmas tree, the largest of
which is in the assembly room, hung with
tinsel and,colored light.
. "We just want the children to have a
goorl time Wednesday morning." said
Miss Lrta Fairbaim, director of the kin
dergarten. Chritmas songs games and
dances round the Chri-tmas tree will eom-
nrise the Drocram. Tbe kindergarten or
ehestra composed of thirty four of the
children and led by little Dorothy Pjle,
will play several numbers. Each grade
will dramatize a story.
Ladies' Aid Society of
Church liaises $1,420.
Tbe mite boxes rere opened yesterday
at a meeting of the Ladies Aid Society
of the Itaptit .Church. The money put
into the boxes was to be thank oSermg.
The amount raided is 1(5.53 and is lo be
put'into ike building fund.
The society had pledged to rafe $600
as a whole for tlie buihhng fund, and the
organization was divided into twelve see
lioXs. each of which was ta raise $73 ad-
ditional, making a total of $1,500. The
society as a whole raised $591 and the
sections raised $S29 making a total of
$1,420. They mied iheir goal of $1,500
by only $30.
Robbers Obtain $20,000.
T Fil4 frew.
CoiJJN5iu.c Iu Dec IS. leggs
blew llie safe of tlie Colllnsville pnstofflce
today and escaped with $20,000 In cur-
rency and stamps. A number of Christ 1
mas packages were rified. '
Britain and France Ready to
Act to Show Opposition to
Constantine's Return to
hARE WAITING ON ITALY
Arrival of King in Athens To
morrow Will Mark New
Phase of His Turbulent
Br trailed. TMh
Pakls Dec la Great Britain and
France have agreed to a plan whereby
hey and Italy will simultaneously with,
draw their ambassadors from Athens,
Greece, leaving only charged d'affaires
to look after their interests, the Frrn.-!.
l foreign office announced today. The ex
ecution ot tne project lacks only the in
dorsement of Italy.
This method of reducing Greece to the
rank of a third-rate power in the eyes
of three big European nations is, designed
to 'indicate the Allies' apposition; to' the
restoration of Xing Constantine, who i
due to reach Athens tomorrow;
The romance of 'being a kuig has not
all passed. Few monarch Rave had a
more turbulent rule than Constantine I,
King of the Hellenes, as his title again
will read. He came to the throne fn
tlie uncertain year Just before the World ,
War and was driven out with the fad
ing power of the Germans in the Bal
kans. He has spent the three years of his
exile by living the quiet life of a retired
gentleman in tbe exile burdened country
of .Switzerland. Now, summoned back to
the throne by a vote of his people, ie
Snds opposition, nvt only on the part
of an impcrtant faction of Creeks. bu
also from the Allies, who aided Li his
orevious removal from power. The fore
going dispatch is an indication of the
TO VOTE ON HONOR SYSTEM
The University Faculty in Doubt as
to Its Continuance.
It is planned to take, during the en
rollment on December 31 and January
I, a vote on the honor system by all stu
dents in the University. The faculty is
In some doubt as to how- far the present
student body Is in' fsvor of the system,
and it recognizes that, although an ef
fective honor systeta is one of the best
possible things for a university, a poorly
functioning one, without strong student
support, is a positive detriment. It is to
determine the strength of this support
that the -vote is to be taken.
The plan proposed is to hare each s!u
dent given a ballot .along with his study
card. 4The ballot is to be filled out by
the student,' bnt net signed, and will be
Meposi'ed. in a box provided for the pur
pose when the study-card is given up,
or earlier. The ballot wilt contain two
questions, the first on, the retention of the
system for the whole University, the sec
ond on its retention of upper class courses
(number 100 or over in the catalogue)
No student can be compelled to Tote
but, in the interest of getting reliable in- '
formation for settling this Important
question, it is hoped that all wijl vote and
conscientiously. The voter should under
stand that a vote for the retention sf the
system will, be taken to mean that be fa
vors student responsibility for preveiting.
reporting, and penalizing dishonesty in
all university work, and not merely that
he undertakes to refrain from dishonest
work on his own part.
CHAPTER AT WOODLANDVILLB
Columbia Rebckahs Will Install
Lodre Tonlrht. '
A new chapter of the Rebekah Lodge
is to be insulin! at Woodlandnlle this
evening by the local chapter. -Mrs. On
Van Pelt, state vice-president, and Mrs.
Clara Firklin, district deputy president,
will have charge. The new chapter will
be known as the Woodland Rebekah
Lodge and has thirty-one members.
The members of the Columbia lodge
who will take pajt in tbe installation are:
Mrs. Anna Starret, Mrs. Dolly Brady,
Mis Frances Martin. Mrs. Lizzie Gaff,
Mrs. Nerma Head, Mrs. Mantie Miller,
Mrs. Irene Pratt. Mrs. Ada BoutwefL
Mrs. Clara Ficklin, Sirs. Viola Whitu
ker, Mrs. Pearl Douglass, Mrs. Brooksie
Fry, Mrs. Alva Armstrong, Mrs. Fannie
Shellon, Mrs. Pearl Hathman. Miss Ste.
la Hagan. Mrs. Willie Slate and Mrs.
Lavinia King. Mrs. Slate is the captain
and Mrs. King the musician for the local
Boatman Trial Set for Dec. 29.
George Boatman, a farmer living near
HallsviUc, was arrested yoterday after
noon by Constable Clover McAllister.
charged with felonout assault on his fath
er. Boatman was releaied this afternoon
on $500 bond and his trial set for De
Boguslaw Released on Bond.
Sam Boguslaw. charged with the theft
of an automobile belonging lo J. B. Hop
per, was released at 3 o'clock this after
noon on a li 000 bond. The bond was
furnished by E. W. Case, a professional
Dondsmin from St. Louit. j
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