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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MSSOIMAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1920
FOUR-THIRTY O'CLOCK EDITION
F ARREST MADE
K TAT TTATQTFAr.
Frank Stat ts Is Taken by Sher
iff on Grand Jurv Indict-
W7 ment Charcinc Guilt
tgr in rirsi Degree.
VICTIM A DEAF MUTE
Slain Man's Body Was Found
on Lonely Farm Near
County, in June.
"Frank Statu waa arrested this after-
ion by Sheriff T. Fred Whiteside on a
Irand jury indictment. He. is charged
faith the first-degree murder of Samuel
ilalslcad, a deaf mute, near Enelewood.
i Halstead 's lrndy waa found June 24.
Sheriff Whitesides left for Englcwood
this morning armed with a warrant for
Sum vs released on $10,000 bond
today. Tlie bondsmen were Frank
Stalls Charley Hendricks, John C Hen-
dricLs and W. If. Hendricks.
k Statts' trial wilt come up in the Jana
ta dry term of the Circuit Court, which
i opens next .Monday.
;. Stalls is a grandson of the murdered
nan. A Drovision in Halstead'a will be.
sheathed the latter' property to Statu
anther, with a provision that at her death
it should be divided between Frank
Suits and his brother, who Is in hnra.
Italsteads body was discovered by Ja-
. cob Suits a ttcpson-in-law, who lived a
..half-mile from the Halstgad farm. '
Jacob Statu, who found the body, is
i the father of Frank Suits, who was ar.
'The body had evidently been lying on
the floor for several days when he found
it. No weapons were found near the
noose by Boone County officials when
, they arrived to take charge of the mur-
I When the body was exhumed later a
"22-caliber bnllet was located in the head.
Mrs. mislead, who u also a deaf
'ante, was away visiting at the time he
The old couple lived in their home by
iArmselvea. The house is situated on a
FSooely road, making it possible for a mar-
to be committed there, ami not -be
jfeacoverrd lor several days.
FRENCH STEEL MILLS GOING
iHaat Furnaces Approach Output of
France is recovering from the 4J00,-
SlM,000-frane damage to her steel indus
fwia. Destroyed plants are being built
lira a large scale. Difficulties in getting
laachinery and the scarcity of coke have
Nehyed the work.
k The devastated regions furnished 100,.
IJsYJ tons of steel during the first ten
Eswnlhj of the year. Before the war this
prion produced 23o,000 tons of steel.
A marked increase of the blast iuraaee
fsatput has been noticed each month of
irm. From 53,000 tons in January of
Sttis year the capacities have jumped to
IlejOOO tons in Septemb-
, The mills of the north were completely
Isestroyed by the war while those of the
tast suffered damage only during the last
few months of fighting. In northern
iBflls on July 1. of this year, 6,000 work
Bftcn were employed as compared to an
sage of 31,000'in 1913. iastem nulls
fVere employing 14,000 men as compared
to a normal average of '29,000.
STHE MOSQUITO IN THE MOVIES
I SV. S. Public Health Serrice Pre-
I 3 pares Film Showing Life of Insect
f Washinctox, Dec. 27 A new motion
' picture him prepared by the U. S. Public
9 Health Service-vividly -presents the life
hstory by the mosquito, especially ot
the kind that transmiu malaria germs
and costs the United States people about
$200,000 a year by so doing. Part of the
film is "animated'' and part taken from
Most realistic are the views showing
how the female mosquito absorbs the
malaria germs with the blood of a mala-
'5 ru patient; bow the germs increase and
multiply and pervade the salivary gianas
of the moquito; and how the mosquito
mskm ihem nn the nearest innocent by-
4Lstnder, who promptly falls lilf with the
Ohioan to Speak Here.
Murrv n. Lincoln, secretary of the
IfHitA Farm Ttnrmtfi Federation, has ac-
Frtpled an invitation to appear oa the
jKoaram to be given in Columbiajanu
lary 1921 during the annual meeting of
! vt: ...: ... Ttnrn Fmleralinn.
J.' R. Howard, president of the American
'Farm Bureau Federation, has been In-
Wed to peak but has not yet replied to
t May Establish Mint in Chicago.
r l'iltt Pros.
'.Washim-ton, Dec 2?. A bill to es-
ilish a new mint in Chicago and appro-
ate $300,000 to cainr out the plan.
ts introduced in the House today by
Representative Butler of Illinois.
ICaruso Recovering From Pleurisy.
S I'skeS rr.
New osx Dec 28. The robust con-
Mitution of Enrico Caruso, premier opera
rsinirer, is triumphing over pleurisy, his
physicians stated today.
For Columbia and vicinity: Cenerally
fair tonight, becoming cloudy Wednes
day; steadily rising temperature; lowest
tonight about 20.
For Missouri: Cenerally fair tonight
and Wednesday; rising temperature.
Shippers forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tem
perature during the next 36 hours will
be west 20; north 10; east 10, and south
The cold wave is drifting southeast
and has given freezing weather in Louisi
ana, Alabama and Georgia. West of the
Mississippi. River, especially the Plains
region, is under the influence of a steep
low pressure, and temperatures have risen
from 30 to 60 degrees, and they are on
(be upward trend in the lower Missouri
Cloudiness is on the increase through
out the northwestern section of the coun
try but up to 7 a. m. there had been no
precipitation. Snow and rain, however.
have fallen in the Southeast states.
Missouri roads are snow covered. There
probably will be1 some little softening
Temperatures will rise steadily during
the next 36 hours and skies will become
overcast by or before "Wednesday night.
Local data: The highest temperature in
Columbia yesterday was IS degrees, and
the lowest last night was 1 degree be
low. Precipitation 000. A year ago
yesterday the highest temperature was
37 degrees and the lowest was 23 de
grees. Precipitation 0D7.
I CHINA RELIEF FUND I
Previously acknowledged... $398.00
Miss Penelope Connaway... 3X0
A. W. Luke 5X0
MrsA. W. Luke 5X0
75 U. S. Officers' Make Sur
prise Onslaught on Hur
Or LlteJ. fuss, a
Hcaixic Wis, Dec 2&-jA small imry
ef prohibftifio agents-swooped. downroji
i mrtcy ' in now looay aati Bianco a
widespread clean up of alleged illicit
Seventy-five agents, led by J. H. Han
nah, arrived from Chicago and immedi
ately started to serve fifty-nine warrants.
The raid evidently took the alleged
liquor dealers by surprise, as most of
the places were caught wide open, the
federal authorities claimed.
TO ADVERTISE MARRIAGES
Oklahoma May Hare Bin Requiring
Br Cft! frM.
Oklahoma Crrr, Okul, Dec 23.
Rev. E. D. Cameron, of Henry etta. pres
ident of the National Anti-Divorce
League of the United States, announced
today be will submit to the next Oklaho
ma Legislature, which convenes in Jan-
uaryf a bill providing that applications
for marriages in, the state be advertised
in newspapers for sixty days before the
According to Cameron, other salient
features in his proposed hill include:
That a petition be filed in the county
court specifying sex, domicile, whether
previously married; if so, if former wife
is dead or divorced and, if divorced, the
That a certificate from a prominent
physician must accompany the applica
tion showing that neither party has a
contagious or infectious disease
' That all marriages be performed by an
ordained minister, eliminating justice of
The clergyman asserted that if the
lawmakers refuse to adopt the. bill, he
will present ft to Oklahoma's electorate
by an initiative petition.
Cameron .said the work of the organ
ization will be extended to other states
100 GUARDS JIT NEGRO TRIAL
Armed- Men Patrol Madisonville,
Ky. Death Penalty Demanded.
By 0uJ Ttt.
MiNso.NHU-E, Kt, Dec 2& Lee FJIi
son, negro, today was sentenced to die
fn the electric chair at the state prison
in Eddyvillc Ky, on January 31, for
the murder of Sheriff R. S. Hunter.
By CuteJ PrM.
Muusommxi, Kr, Dec 28. With
one hundred armed national guardsmen
patrolling the city, Lee Ellison, negro,
went on trial Here toaay. ne is rnarBcu
;.i. i-:.r cj.-riff IL S. Hunter
when the latter went to the Ellison home
in respome to an appeal Irom tne negro s
wife on November 5. Ellison was cap
tured a few days ago at Hannibal, Mo.
The death penalty is demanded.
Form New Insurance Finn.
J. M. Batterton. A. J. Estes and J. C.
Long will combine their insurance busi
ness under the name of the Athens In
surance .Agency. Mr. long will move
his office today from the Guitar building
to the office of Banerton and Estes in
the Exchange Bank Building.
M. I. Barry of Champaign, 111.,
Held for Investigation When
Illinois Banker Says He
NAMED COLUMBIA MEN
Told Central Bank President He
Was Planning to Setde
Here and Wanted to
M. J. Barry, who gave his address as
Champaign, I1L, was arrested In the Tav
ern Drug Store by T. Fred Whitesides,
sheriff, last night. He is being held for
investigation in regard to ch-cks which
be deposited yesterday In the Central
Bank, amounting to about $2,000.
Barry professed to be a lawyer intend
ing to settle in Columbia. Yesterday he
approached Ira T. G. Stone, president of
the Central Bank, to open an account on
which he wished to deposit two checks,
amounting to nearly $2X00. One was
drawn on a bank in Champaign, I1L, ind
the other on a bank in South Bend, Ind.
He claimed to have a case against J. E.
Boggs today and to know several prom'
inent business men in Columbia.
Mr. Stone called Mr. Boggs to verify
Barry's statement, but learned that Mr.
Boggs did not know him. Becoming sus
picious, Mr. Stone- called the cashier of
the Champaign bank, who said that the
police of that town had a itate warrant
for Barry's arrest. As soon as this in
formation was received the police were
called and Barry waa arrested. He has
been staying at the Daniel Boone Tavern
since Christmas Eve In his room were
some correspondence school law books.
Barry presented a $100 check on a
hank in South Bend, Indiana, which Mr.
Stone cashed. Mr. Stone is now trying
to find out whether the check is good.
Barry gave his age as 2i but looks
older. He is easily identified, as he has
a missing forefinger on his left hand.
STUDENT WHO MISSES
,. HAS INSPIREDJLLNESSi
. : '
"What time is it. Bud?- called a stu
dent to his roommate as he stretched and
yawned after a long, restful sleep.
"Gee whizl" he murmured a moment
later, as he stood confronting the empty
bed of his pal. I must have overslept I"
A ciance at his watch confirmed the
student's suspicions to a degree that al
most sent him reeling back to his bed.
The little watch pointed dangerously
near to 12, and as be stood there rumi
nating in the center of the room the bell
at Switzler Hall tolled out the even
"Well, lH be-sii itched," began the stu
dent humorously, but a graver thought
struck his clearing senses. It was the
morning after a holiday and three nega
tive credits glared him in the face
For a while he stood scratching the
back of his head. Then his right hand
shot to bis side and his face became con
torted with convulsions. A moment later
the telephone at Parker Memorial Hos
"This is a student," said a voice
breathlessly. "I've been suffering from
an attack of appendicitis all morning.
Never had it before," etc
Half an hour later the student was be
ing driven to the hospital. An operation
was considered-necessary. He acquiesced
faintly. But before the operation could
be performed, the consent of the stu
dent's parents was necessary. The par
ents soon arrived and, after a brief con
sultation with their suffering son, the tat
ter's face grew more hopefuL
"Nothing doing!" said the parents, or
words to that effect.
The student has since been discharged
from the hospital. He is still feeling
pretty weak, but he has been able to
attend his classes for the last two days.
And the three negative hours? No,
he hopes not.
Direct Labor Lowers Building Cost.
Lenox, Dec. 10 'by mail). Norwich
has built the first eight houses by direct
labor under the city homing scheme.
The scheme for the site includes 1M
houses. The maximum cost of the "di
rect labor" house is estimated to be $3,
150. The rest of the houses on the site
will, it is anticipated, cost even less. The
whole of the work including road mak
ing, sewerage, house-building, fencing.
etc is beinr carried out by direct ad
ministration through tbe city engineer's
department, which was also responsible
for the preparation of all the plans. The
houses each contain a living room, par
lor. scullery, larder and coal-house on
the ground floor; upstairs are three bed
rooms well supplied with cupboards and
Last Call for County Taxes.
The county collector Issued receipts
for J32JXX3 worth of taxes Saturday and
Sunday. He kept open both days be
cause of the great number of people who
have not yet paid their taxes. His office
will clove Friday night, and will not open
again until Wednesday morning. Perons
woo have not paid their taxes by fnday
night are subject to a penalty of 1 per
cent a month,
"UNCLE JOE" EQUALS
RECORD IN CONGRESS;
8, Ball Tit-. ,
WASHiMrroK, tDec- ?S-"Uncle Joe"
Camion tried for the long distance con
gressional record today.
Today, when Cannon swung and he
does swing despite his 81 years into
the House, he had served in Congress
43 years. 9 months, and 21 days, equal
ing the record held by Justin S. Morrill
Tomorrow Cannon will have beaten
that record and tbe House is planning a
ELECTRIC LINE TALK AGAIN
Llnternrban to Rnn From St. Loafs
to Kansas City, Says Dispatch.
The perennial talk of a trans-state in
tcruiban line passing through Columbia
has again been revived. According to a
dispatch from Fulton to one of the St.
Louis papers, the same company which
'put through the construction of the elec
tric line from Kansas Gty to Excelsior
Springs and St. Joseph is now working
on plans for building a line acmsa Mis
souri from St.- Louis to Kansas Gtp The
new void is to follow, an old survey east
of Independence via Pink' Hill and Meot-
lin tnMIiggmsviIIe and AlarsluJIuthmce
to Arrow Rock, where it will cross tne
Missouri River. It is said that Colum
bia and Fulton will be on the proposed
The new company claims to have.
plenty of money to build the line and is
not asking for any stock subscriptions
from persons along the line, the dispatch
Ktittn- If is said that manv farmers
along the route of the proposed line are.
giving a right-of-way free oi charge
According to R. S. Reid, secretary of
the Columbia Commercial 'Pub, the local
orzaniratinn will investigate the matter
of Columbia .petting on tbe new road
it snch a line is to be built, altnoogh
thus far the club has had no official an.
nounccment of "the company's intentions.'
Pn-vinns nronositions reeardina tbe
building of an electric line through Co?
lumhia have not been accepted, accord
ing to Mr. Reid, because the promoters
have demanded too much local financial
NO SUFFERING IN COLUMBIA
Christmas Gifts Help In Caring for
Then; is no si"ftfVg.in3ilumbkt from
the cold thar is known to any of the re
lief agencies, said Miss Dorothy troefflc.
Red Cross nurse, this morning. Before
Chritmas the Elks gave edibles enough
to last for several days. The Odd Fel
lows gave clothes, the churches and the
city gave miscellaneous aid, and J. IL
Jenkins of the Boone County Coal Co,
gave six hundred bushels of coal to the
Chanty Organization for distribution.
All together they have alleviated all suf
fering in the city.
The coal was the largest gift ever giv
en by one person, since the Charity Or
Sanitation Society began its work fifteen
years ago, ."ilrs. U w. oreene said tnis
morning. The Hamilton Brown shoe
Company gave $100 a few days before
Christmas. Individuals have also given
a great deal of help.
There is a long list of families who
are dependent on outside help for coal
and supplies, and also many who need
a little help to get through the winter.
Most of these do not like to accept help
but are compelled to. There is less suf
fering in Columbia than is usually sup
posed, Mis Broeffle said. The same
families are aided by the same organiza
tions, each giving a different necessity.
ROAD FOREMEN ARE NEEDED
State Highway Program Will Call
for Many Trained Men.
That Missouri's good roads program,
approved by the voters on November 2,
will open a valuable and important line
of work for properly trained foremen and
supervisors is apparent, according to a
letter sent out from the School of Engi
neering of the University of Missouri to
the county courts of the state and to
the members of the Missouri Legislature
In keeping with its policy of service
to the state, the School of Engineering
has established a course for the training
of highway construction foremen and su
pervisors. This course will run for eight
weeks, beginning January 3. Any young
man with a common school education
will be able to carry on the work in
volted in this course.
The equipment of the School of Engi
nering will be placed at the disposal of
new students. In addition the location
of the University provides good opportu
nities for the study of road problems.
The direction of the course is in the
hands of Prof. R. W..Selvidgc The Uni
versity has published a folder describing
the work which will be sent upon re
quest. Wagon -and Motor Car Collide.
One of the front wheels of a delivery
wagon belonging to the R. W. Wright
Tin Shop was demolished when the wag
on collided with an automobile driven
by George Brown, a negro, at the comer
of Ninth and Elm streets Uiis morning.
There was no other damage
Winter Carnival for Calgary.
Br Lir4 Plea.
Caught, Alta, Dee. 27, Under the
direction of E. L. Richardson, secretary
of the Exhibition Board, Calgary is aK
ranging a winter carnival for the week
of January 17-21
Body Is Tender, and Tongue and
Lips broken Out, bays
t,-j Father of Returned
RECOGNIZES HIS CHILD
Autoist Who Took Him to
Father-in-Law's Home Says
y. 'He Seemed Oblivious
Roy Murry. is coming to himself.
L!e yesterday afternoon he recog
nized his child and said 'baby,9" said
Dr. P. II. Murry, father of Roy Murry,
this morning. "This is the first time be
his recognized anyone or anything."
Dr. W. R. Shaffer, who says he has
seen, Roy twice since he was brought
back from Chicago, refused to make any
statement concerning Roy's condition.
Doctor Shaefer suggested that a Mis
aamrctn reporter see Roy Murry himself.
Howjver, when a reporter went to see
Murry, he was told that Doctor Shaefer
and jwo other doctors had said that Mur
ry'was not to be disturbed.
"We are certain now that Roy has
been, doped," his father said. "His body
is tender and his tongue and lips are
broken out. When he is touched below
thehips he flinches, showing pain.
"On the way home from Chicago, Roy
did aot eat unless it was suggested to
him." I said. 'Roy, don't you want some
bread?' Without saying anything, he
took "the bread. Then I said, 'Roy, don't
you want some coffee?' He reached for
the' cup and drank some coffee
'"After we rtached Colombia I told
Doctor Gordon his symptoms and we
agreed that he had cither been doped,
or that be had had some trouble; with
"Something was eyidenlly wrong with
Roy," said AtldreWMorris, who took him
from Mere's Switch to the home of his
fathef In-law, F. W. Allen, when Murry
and his father arrived in Columbia
"After I had taken Mrs. P. II. Murry
Is the Allen borne I started back, to
iforfa Switch. Xjiid.noJ know that Doc
tor Murry and Roy.,wcie.onthat.-txaiiv
but I thought they were, judging from
the time they left Chicago. The train
got tneie before I did and when I first
noticed them they were walking toward
me about 200 feet away. At that dis
tance Roy appeared all right While I
turned arrond they came nearer and
when I opened the door for them to get
in they were about 25 feet away. Then
it looked to me as if something were
wrenf with Roy. I spoke to him, but
be did not reply. He seemed to me like
a man unconscious of his -surroundings.
JOURNALISM SIEETING ENDS
W. H. Slayes of Texas Elected -Pres
ident of Association.
The Association of American Schools
and Departments of Journalism closed
its two-day session here today.
Dean Walter Williams of the Univer
sir of Missouri declined re-election to
the presidency of the organization, and
W. JI. Mayes of Texas, was elected. E.
W. Allen of Oregon was made vice-president,
and L. N. Flint of Kansas secre
The association voted to ask the en
trance boards of the various institutions
to decline to accept for entrance credit
courses in secondary schools mishranded
The association voted to establish com
mittees in Journalism, on exchange of
scholarships with foreign universities and
on lionor organizations and professional
standards. It was voted to hold the next
meeting at the University of Wisconsin.
SHE FINDS V.ORK. FOR WOMEN
Manager of lf-tional Journalistic
Register in Columbia.
Mrs. Susan Shaffer Dibelka, manager
of the Woman'a National Journalistic
Register (Inc.) is in Colombia to ex
plain the purpose of this organization to
the members of the Association of Amer
ican Schools and Departments of Jour
nalism, which is holding its annual meet
ing in Columbia, and get its cooperation.
The Woman's National Journalistic
Register, which has its headquarters at
the Old Tower Shop, East Chicago av
enue Chicago, is an employment bureau
for wnmen who want writing jobs on
newspapers, magazines or in some phase
of advertising. .It was started by the
Theta Sigma Phi journalistic sorority.
Some' of those on the advisory council
of the register are Mary Robert Rine
hart. Dr. Frank Crane Fannie Hurst and
Dorothy Dix. Among the beads of the
schools and departments of journalism
who indorse the Register and who co-operate
in its manacement are: W. G.
Bleycr, University of Wisconsin; M. L.
Spencer of Washington; F. W. Beck
man. Iowa State College' of Agriculture
and Walter Williams, .University of Mis
This is the first effort to establish a na.
tion-wide clearing house, between the
trained 'writer and her employer- For
the protection of the employer, the ap
plicant racst give a history of her train
ing and satisfactory references from in-
ttmctors or employers,
Exercises On January 7 For
Unveiling Paintings at Capitol
At a joint session of the Missouri Gen
eral Assembly, Friday afternoon, January
7, appropriate exercises will mark the
unveiling of a collection of paintings
end art work placed in the Capitol nnder
the direction of the Capitol Decoration
John Pickard. professor of classical
archaeology and history of art in the
University, is president of the Decora
tion Commission, and will have charge
ot the unveiling ceremonies.
Governor Cardner will deliver the
SKATING POPULAR NOW
Gordon's Lake East of Town Is the
Cold weather may bring high coal
bills and other unpleasant things, but it
also brines something which, in the opin
ion of the young people and not a few
of the older people, outweighs all of
winter'a disadvantages. This pleasure is
Since the latter part of last week, the
devotees of this sport have been getting
out their skates and preparing to try
them again for the first time since last
winter, Gordon's pond, east of Columbia,
which is the favorite skating place in
this vicinity, is frozen over sufficiently to
allow skating. During the Christmas va
cation the school boys are trying out the
new skates they received for Christmas
or the old ones from other years on tbe
frozen surface of the pond.
This pond is the favorite skating place
of University and .college students dur
ing the winter. If the present cold spell
continues, skating will probably prove
a dangerous rival to the movies and week
end dances when the students return.
The Hinkscn also gets its share of skat
ers during the cold months.
CORN SHOW FARMERS' WEEK
Noted Speakers and Prize Stock
The greatest com show ,In Missouri
will be one of the features of Fanners'
Week, to be held in Columbia from Jan
nary 17 to 21. Other features will be a
big horticultural exhibit, a show of prize.
winners in all classes of purebred live
stock, and meetings cf the important
farmers organizations of the alate.
There will be opportunities to get the
lalestr'infonnation-on'tlie breeding Ssdj
feeding of farm animals, the management
of poultry flocks, the feeding and hand
ling of dairy coyci, the improvemerl of
soils, the selection and use of better seed,
methods of cultivation the operation and
care of farm machinery, marketing,
household problems, production of fruit
A special program for boys' and girls
clubs will be given.
Speakers of national and international
reputation will be beard at night meet
M. U. GRADUATE SELECTED
Elmer L. Breckner Is Superintend
ent at Olytopla, Wash.
Elmer L. Breckner, 'who was grad
uated from the School of Education of
the University of Missouri in 1913, was
recently elected superintendent of the
public schools of Olympia, Wash. Mr.
Breckner. 30 years old, is said to be one
of the youngest men in the Northwest
to hold a school superintendency ranking
in importance with that of the Washing
ton capital city.
While a student in the University, Mr.
Breckner was a member of the Phi Al
pha Delta, honorary law fraternity, and
he Mystical Seven, an hororary senior
Hewaspiesidentof the student body in
1912-13, and won a letter in track in
1912-13, being a member of the Missouri
conference championship team. '
WANT T. R. JR, IN CABINET
American Legion Leader Recom
mends Him to Harding.
Bv Uattcd Press.
MAttioy, O, Dec. 28. The appoint
ment of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., to a
prominent position in the new adminis
tration was urged upon President-elect
Harding today. This recommendation
was made in behalf of ex-service men by
John J. Maher of Lincoln, Neb, one of
the organizers of the American Legion.
He suggested Roosevelt for either Secre
tary of War or Navy.
He also discussed the soldiers' bonus
TURKEY TOO BIG FOR OVEN
Dr. A. H. R. Fairchild Gets Large
Fowl Trom Oiarlcs.
President Wilson is not tbe only per
son n the United States lo have an
enormous bird for Christmas .Dinner.
Dr. A. IL R, Fairchild received as
Christmas "present a dressed turkey
weichinz more than twenty-six pounds.
This lurirfT was raised in the Ozarks
and was much too large to be baked in
an ordinary stove
To Try Boguslavr in Circuit Court.
The preliminary hearing of Sara Bo
guslaw, wbo is charged with the theft of
a Hudson motor car from Bing Hopper
several days ago, was held before Judge
John & Bicknell this rooming. Charles
TV'ssh of St. Louis furnished Boguslawa
bond or '$000. The trial will be taken
up 'in the January term of the Circuit
principal address, and in the evening
will tender a reception at tbe Executive
Mansion in honor of the artists and mem
bers of the decoration commission.
In the, group of newly placed decora
tions are ten paintings two tapestries,
and one stained glass window.
Members of the decoration commis
sion are: John Piclarl president; W.
K. Biaby, of St. Louis, vice-president;
Arthur A. Kocian, St. Louis; J. F. Down
ing. Kansas City, and Mrs. W. It. Pain,
ter, Jefferson Gty.
LEGION MAY FIGHT CRIME
Local Post Discusses Offering Serv
ices in Case of Emergency.
The Herbert Williams post of the Am
erican Legion met last night and dis
cussed the recommendation of John r.
Williams state commander, to organize
each post and offer its services to tbe au
thorities to be used in case of emergency
in Suppressing the nation-wide crime
No action was taken except to set the
date for the next meeting, which will be
held on the second Monday in January,
when the1 matter will be taken up again.
PRESIDENTS YACHT BURNS
Quarters of Crew and Officers Prae-
Er tfutal Pms.
Wasuikctom. Dee 28. The yacht
Mayflower, on which American Presi
dents and Cabinet officers, as well as no
tables from nearly every nation on earth.
have ridden, caught fire at her wharf to
The crew's officers quarters were prac
tically 'destroyed. The damage was esti
mated at $100,000. The cause has not
MEAT DISTRIBUTED TO- 20
Hetzler Brothers Give Roasts
Nearly twenty-five poor persons called
for their Christinas present at Hetzlers
market yesterday. Beef roasts of be
tween -two and three pounds were -given
to each needy person who called and
asked for meat. Although no accurate
record was kept of the meat given out it
is estimated that it amounted to 'about
An Industrial Experiment Is Being
Made in England.
.Lomdox, Dee S (by mail. An in
teresting industrial experiment has been
set on foot in a British manufacturing
town. A factory staffed and operated ex
clusively by women is about to be
opened. The first order secured by this
factorywas for hosiery needles and for
machining parts for a new type of pump.
It is hoped to develop the business on a
co-partnership strictly business basis. The
important part played by women in Brit
ifh machine shops during the war is pro
bably responsible for this unique enter
prise BRITISH PLAN NEW PORT
English to Attempt to Make Clyde
Navigable to Glasgow.
Glasgow, Dee 16 (by mail), A cen
tury ago the River Clyde was fordable
at parts close to where liners are now
docked. Great as the transformation has
been, it does not represent tbe last word'
in the enterprise of those concerned.
The Clyde Navigation Trust, under
whose auspices a long and magnificent
series of improvements have been carried
out, is considering the construction of a
barrage at a point somewhere below
the harbor to keep the water in the har
bor at a constant high IeveL The ques
tion has been referred to a special com
mittee which also has in band important
schemes for the construction of new
LADY ASTOR IS LONELY
Only Woman Among 600 Members
t of House of Commons.
Br Us!ic4 Press.
Lcf-ino-r, Dec. 10 (by mail). "The
night is dark and I am far from home"
That's how Lady Astor feels in the
House of Commons the only woman
among the 600 members. At least, that's
how she said she felt in a speech at the
Westminster Central HafL
She- announced that she had only four
minutes to speak, but she managed to
read a selection from the New Testa
ment, to touch on Ireland, Armenia, ed
ucation, temperance and the efficacy of
TO HELP RAISE RELIEF FUND
Rotary Clubs Will Assist Hoover in
By I'sifi rnn.
CniCAcd, Dee 28. Tbe 750 Rotary
dubs of America have announced their
active participation in the Hoover S33,
000,000 European Relief, Campaign.
Chesley R. Perry, general secretary of
the International Rotary dobs, baa is
sued an official appeal to Rotarians
throughout the United States to thVow
their influence and personal assistance
into the work of tbe European Relief
Council of which Herbert Hoover Is
Columbia Mao Enlists.
Harry T. Beer was sent to St. Louis
this morning by tb eloeal recruiting of
fice Beer will be sent to the Hawaiian
TO ST. LOUIS
Committee of Five Represents
Commercial Club in Fight
for Old Trails
PROTEST MALANG PLAN ' 3
Seventeen Members Named on u
Permanent Body to Ob- ,t
tain Primary Stand- f
ing for Highway.
A permanent committee composed of ,
seventeen Columbians, who will work
unceasingly for the adoption of a plan
for the "building of a primary system of
hard surfaced roads, under the 160,000,
000 bond issue over the Missouri" Old
Trails Highway, the official route of the
state was appointed by Frank B. Rol
lins, president of the Commercial Gab,
at a meeting of citizens held in the dub
rooms last night.
The meeting last night was a protest
against the plan of J. M. Malang, chair
man of the State Highway Board, who
has planned that the primary road across
the state should only follow the Old '
Trails road as far west as Fulton; where
he would have it leave the official state (A
route for the southern route "'
It was unanimously decided to send a
committee to St. Louis to attend a meet
ing of the executive and legislative com- 1 ,
mittees of tbe Missouri Good Roads Fed
eration, which will be held there E.
Sydney Stephens waa appointed chair
man of the committee, by Mr. Rollins,
with power to select the members of the
Mr. Stephens named these members
for the committee: J. S. Rollins, Dr. W.
P. Dysart, R. I. Hill and S. C Hunt,
The committee left for S- Louis this
Mr. Stephens said today that he had -
communicated with the commercial
clubs of Boonville, Arrow Rock, Mar
shall, Lexington and Fulton and that ' '- )
they were all aroused and enthusiastic
about the OJd Trails, route as a primary
road across the state These towns will
taiI4ave'dele8alioiisrSt - IxwkyTeaie - vv - "
day attending the Gooct Roads Federa
tion meeting. , ,
Maj. Harry B. Hawes, who had charge
of the campaign of the Good Roads
Federation, will pjeside over the meet
ing In St. Louis. The executive and
Ietdslative committees . of the ort-sniu.
lion will go over a bill to be introduced
in the State Legislature 'to put Into ef
fect the HOfiOOJOCO bond issue for good
The permanent committee appointed by
Xlr. Rollins is composed of the follow. '
ing mem E. Sydney Stephens, chairman;
U. A. Kobnett, C. C. Hunt. J. P. Hetz
ler, R. L, Hill, Dr. W. P. Dysart, F. W. ,
Leonard, John MeMulIen, F. H. Hobe-
rechr, E. C Clinksealea. W. L Hall, Frank
L. Martin. A. J. Estes, L A. Earth. M T.,
Gentry, r. W. N edermever and Hollia
' WHAT MALANC SATS
Judge J. M. Lowe president of the Na
tional Old Trails Association, is protest'
ing. vigorously against any action that
proposes to make of the Old Trails Raad
a secondary foaiL. He wrote to J. M.
Malang, state highway commissioner, in
Malang he received this noncommittal
strong terms, conceminghis plan. From
"I have your favor of December 'i 30,
subject, tentative map and plan1! for '
building state system of roads, at hand.
"We arr In the midst .of moving our
office and as I am trying to get away for
the liolidays, I beg of you Id' permit me
little more time to answer your letter in -dctaiL
I beg to say, however, that I havs
no desire to discriminate against asyosa
or any road, and hope to be able to show '
my disinterestedness when I answer yostr"
letter more fully,
"Thanking you for writing me n the "'
subject, I beg to remain.
M MAU.1C l Ji
$30,060 Useless to Robbers-.
r CsiuJ rrtts. J
Kansas Cmf. Mo Dec. 26V The
small safe which was ttnfrn from an Ads- , i
erican Express Company's wagoa yestet- 'S
day in a bold daylight holdup here waa '&
found near Shawnee Kan. It coataiaed Js
$30,000 in non-negotiable securities., The "
$2,000 la money, which the strong b-"S
had contained, was, missing. .&
Thrf (Imt 1 .tmwmmm'tn M--- "
Marriage licenses were issued today lo - jC
Loyd Earl Estes. 2t of -Ashland and Jfas -W
Belle Moreau, 20, of Guthrie; Job?
Frank Martin, 21, and Miss Helen Gtr- i
trade Nichols. 19. both of Ashland: Mar-'-
ray Russel Howell, 28, and Mist Mtriesle ;
Ouinii. 2-1. !,,), if YViHt,:.
Cires Christmas Tree Party.
John S. Bicknell gave a community
m.-,.. . m . srj
""" iree party at tee west eg
aunaay acnool at 3 o'clock yesterday -,
tenOOU. Ahmtf mmi,.!;.. lflArti VMM J&.
present. Nuts, caedr and tors were dsK
trihuted. .. 'i-i
Today Is WHsoa's BfrtMey. --..
By CiaI Ttrm. - "
Washcto(. Dec. 28. Presides 1v
b is d years old today. rl
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