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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
6 PAGES, 48 COLUMNS
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1922
Sj J. C. Owen, Fulton Pastor, Con-
2 ducts Meeting District
p Representatives Make
r Short Reports.
3 YOUNG PEOPLE WANTED
"Campaign Sunday'' Arranged
at Afternoon Meeting Ses
sion to Be Continued
Speakers from the various branches
ot work involved in the preparation for
the Baptist $75,000,000 reinforcement
campaign outlined their work this
morning at a conference held at the
Baptist Church. Representatives pre
sent from lire district associations made
J. C Oxen, pastor of the Baptist
Church at Fullon, and genera! direct
or of the reinforcement campaign in
Missouri conducted the meeting. Mr.
Oxen explained that each church would
hae three directors appointed to carry
on ti'c campaign. The pastor will serve
as a director along with a young people's
director and a publicity director. He
urged that literature sent out from head
quarter be read at once.
J. C llockett, Sunday school and B.
Y. I'. L. ttrotar), urged that the
young people be given a chance to take
part in the campaign since it appeals
to them because of its sire and far
reaching opportunities to serve. He
suggested that the young people be al
lowed to preent some phases of the cam
pa'iyn at every meeting at the church.
The women are obliged to have a
large part in the campaign because of
their number and influence in the
church," according to Mrs. J. G. Rev
nolds secretary of the women's work.
One woman, Mr. Rejnolds pointed out,
is of small consequence in this kind
of -work, but with many women getting
in lire for service, they' ma" be counted
on to do a great deal in the campaign.
II. B. Lang, publicilj manager for the
campaign, urged that the publicity di
rector to be appointed in each church
be active in preading information to the
members of his church as to what other
churches are doing. The people will do
the right thing. Mr. Lang contended, if
they know what is expected of thraj
and It it the duly of the publicity direct,
or to give them the proper information.
Judge D. H. Harris of Fulton appealed
to every man and woman not co-operating
in this campaign to begin work at
once if it is to be made a success. The
reason the quota has not been reached
at this time ' that fully half of the
churches in Missouri are not entering
inlo the campaign.
Dr. E. V. Lamb, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Moberlj, urged that
the people give to God that which is
Hi. "If wc put the church on the
same basis with our business, wc would
have money to lend," he said. The cam
paign is a good thing to teach the
children to give, he pointed out, and they
should be encouraged to do so.
PALMER GETS STATE OFFICE
Governor Hyde Appoints Scdalia
Man to Succeed Mosby.
J. W. Palmer of Sedalia, a Republican
and deputy inspector on the State Bev-
erage Inspector's office, has been ap
pointed as Stale Beverage Inspector to
succeed Thomas Speed Mobj, Demo
cratic incumbent, who ignored the state
executive's request to quit that office.
The appointment was made last Tiles
d3j by Governor Hyde and will take
effect when Palmer's right to hold the
office has been decided in proper legal
proceedings by the Supreme Court.
Governor Hyde will let Palmer start the
court proceedings as it was held by At
torney General Barrett that the Gov
ernor could not remove Mosby from of
fice but that it must be done through
legal court proceedings.
HOMECOMING STORY WANTED
J. A. Groggin of State Automobile
Club Visits Columbia.
J. A. Groggin of Jefferson Gtj, dis
trict representative of the Automobile
Club of Missouri, called on R. L. Hill,
University alumni recorder, today to ask;
that a 1,000 word story on Homecoming
and the Thanksgiving celebration be
written for the October number of the
The Apropose is a magazine published
, by the Automobile Club of Missouri,
ext month's edition will be a home
number. Mr. Groggin is oiganizing a
branch office of the club in Columbia.
He has about thirt) members. The mem
bership fee is $10. which gives many
privileges, especial!) free road service.
Two Rugs Stolen From Porch.
Two rugs, valued at $30, were stolen
from the front porch of J. R. Thomas
603 Providence road, last night. Mr.
Thomas left his house to lake ome
friends home, returning ten minutes later
to find the rugs gone.
P. E. O. to Have Rummage Sale.
The women of the P. F O. society
will hold a rummage sale in the base
ment of the Christian Church next Sat
urday frrnn 9 o'rlock in the raornin?
unlit fi o'clock in the afternoon.
THE WEATHER I
For Columbia and vicinitv: Fair and
slighly warmer tonight and Thursday.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Thurs
day slightly warmer north and central
Temperatures continue to rise slowly in
and west of the Mississippi Valley.
THREE BANK ROBBERS
KILLED AFTER HOLD-UP
Two Others Wounded and Arrested
in Arkansas $120,000
By tinted Press.
Eureka Sprincs, Ark, Sept. 27.
Three bandits were killed and two were
wounded following a hold up of the
local bank, in which the bandits ob
tained $95,000 in bonds and $25,000 in
A druggist named Jordan, whose place
of business is next to the institution,
killed two of the bandits as they left
the bank, and an attorney named Mc
Kenny killed another. Both McKenny
and Jordan were credited with the
wounding of the other two, who are
now in jail. The names of the dead
bandits have not been learned.
Y.-W. C. A. Will Entertain New
Students With a Party
The opening convocation of Stephens
College was held this morning in the
college auditorium. More than four
hundred students were present. Presi
dent Jame M. Wood, Dean J. J. Oppen
heimer and Miss Mendenhall, dean of
women, addressed the meeting.
The Y. W. C A. will give a Japanese
part) tonight for the new students.
Almost all of the 417 boarding stu
dents have arrived. Most of them came
in yesterday in special cars. Today is
registration day for new students. Rooms
are licing assigned and reassigned in
the parlors of Main Hall.
The gymnasium in the college resem
bles a hospital ward. Sixty girls, waiting
for the new dormitory to be completed,
have moved into the gymnasium. Three
double rows backed up to one another,
form their sleeping quarters. A partition
between each two beds, with a shelf and
a curtain covering the improvised closet,
serves as a temporary shelter Jo their,
A morning shower is a convenient
pleasure, as a number of showers have
been arranged near the new ward.
A class room in the same building
has been turned into a living room and
another has been turned into a check
ing rooms for the trunks. The new
dormitory is expected to be done early
The gymnasium classes will meet out
on the campus until the gymnasium re
sumes its former usage.
HAS EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY
Era Chang Tells of Language and
Dialect of China.
People listen in rather sheepish amaze
ment to Miss Eva Chang, of China, new
student in the University, as she speaks,
pronouncing every syllable with the ut
most care, with a vocabulary more ex
tensive than that of the majority of
those with whom she talks.
"Wc have no alphabet in our lan
guage, you know." said Miss Chang.
"There are four-thousand characters in
the written language of China. When
we are vnunc. we begin by learning the
simpler characters, one, two and three
a day, and then five or six.
Neither do Chinese write the same
linnure that thev speak. Besides the
written language and the many spoken
dialects, there is a universal tongue
which all understand. The spoken lan
guage, however, is coming more and
more to be used in writing.
MANY WRITE FOR ROOMS
Over 10,000 Visitors Expected Here
for Homecoming Uame.
The Commercial Club has already re
ceived many requests for rooms during
Homecoming. The joint rooming house
committees of the University and the
Commercial Club will meet sometime
it,; urpt and make nlans for housing
the visitors that are coming. It is ex
pected that 10,000 people will be here
to witness the game with Kansas, ine
Pettis County alumni have made plans
to make the trip in Pullmans, and to
stay in the cars during their stay in
2 DIPHTHERIA CASES FOUND
Valley Springs Grade School Closed
Two cases of diphtheria yesterday
caused the dismissal of twenty pupils
from the Valley Springs grade school for
the entire week. Miss Alma Sublette, the
teacher, went to her home in Hallsville
for the remainder of the week.
Democratic Women's Club to Meet.
The Democratic Women's Club will
meet at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow after
noon in the Commercial Club rooms.
All Democratic women interested in
politic are invited to be present. Im
portant plan for the year's work will
br announced. Mr. C W. Greene will
hae charge of the program.
7,600 TONS OF,
Committee Announces Firms
Who Will Supply Univer
sity With Fuel for
COST IS ABOUT $35,000
Officials Plan to Have Almost
2,000 Tons by End of
December for Storage
Contracts covering 7,600 tons of coal
have been awarded by a committee ap
pointed by the Executive Board to han
dle the question of fuel supply for the
University. Of the three contracts let,
one was given to the Chicago Wilmington
& Franklin Coal Co. lor 3,000 tons of
Franklin County, Illinois, coal; one to
the Consolidated Coal Co. of St. Louis
for 2,000 tons of Illinois coal; and one
to the Lumaghi Coal Co. of St. Louis
for 2.600 tons of Illinois coal.
Most of this coal is for steam produc
tion. Approximately 400 tons are used
for furnaces, ranges, and isolated heating
plants about the University. The total
amount of 7,600 tons represents the coal
upply from October 1, 1922, to March
These thru: contracts represent approx
imately $35,000, excluding the freight
charges. The shipments will begin imme
diately at the rate of six cars a week.
This rate represents a greater amount that
the Uniiersity consumes during the stat
ed period of time but a portion will be
used for storage purposes. Officials ex
pect to accumulate possibly 2,000 tons of
coal before tho end of December. Janu
ary, February and March are the heaviest
periods of consumption due to the fact
that the old power plant is badly over
loaded. Tliis will be remedied when the
j new plant is ready for use.
D. A. V. W. W. INITIATES 11
Membership Drive Brings 27 New
Men Into Organization.
A new ritual of initiation was in
stalled by the Disabled American Vet
erans at a meeting held in the Commer-
'cial Club rooms last night.
This chapter is known as Columbia
Chapter, No. 9, D. A. V. W. W and is
organized under the rules laid down by
the National Convention, held in San
Francisco last, June.
At that convention a membership
drive was decided upon, the drive to be
known as the Argonne Drive, and to
be held September 26 to 30. This drive
is going on at the present lime, and up
until last night the Columbia chapter
had increased its membership b)
twenty-seven, making a total of ninety
two members. Eleven of the new mem
bers were initiated last night, and the
jothers will be taken in at some later
The Purple Parrot has been rented a
a meeting place, and the organization
liopes to benefit by such action.
In regard to the action which was
taken by the Vocational men in regard
to the rules laid down by the Student
Council, the Disabled Veterans -have
maintained a strictly non-committal atti
tude, and desire to impress the fact up
on the student lwdy.
The organization did sponsor the
mass meeting which was held last
COLUMBIA MARINES MEET
Trl Brown Elected "Skipper" Plans
For This Year Discussed.
The Columbia Marine Club met and
elected officers last night in one of the
Commercial Club rooms. Irl W Brown
was elected "Skipper" of the Club wfth
J. Watson as his "petty skipper" and
M. V. Dillingham as the ''ship clerk."
Thirty-five have signed as active mem
bers. The potential membership i
seventy-five which includes men who
have served in practically every foreign
country and in American drives during
the Great War.
Plans for active participation in Arm
istice Day demonstrations, including a
banquet, were discussed. It was also de
cided to send a check from the club to
assist in erecting a monument to Sergeant-Major
Quick, a U. S. Marine who
died in St. Louis recently and who is
one of the greatest heroes the Marines
The club has scheduled an active
social program for the winter, and will
be represented by a picked rifle team.
Dr. H. J. Waters to Speak at Tulsa.
Henry J. Waters, formerly Dean of the
College of Agriculture here, and now
editor of the Weekly Kansas City
Star, will be one of the main speakers
on the agricultural portion of the pro
gram of the Great Southwestern Busi
ness Congress at Tulsa.October 18 to
19. William Holden, a graduate of the
School of Engineering in 1908, who i
eeneral secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce at Tulsa is one of the pro-
moters of the Umgres.
Audit of M. U. Books Near End.
The representative from the office of
the Stale Auditor will finish their annual
audit of the books of the University to-
morrow. Otto H. Lanfersieck and two
assistants have been working on them for
the last month.
Grouches Invited Elsewhere.
Omar D. Gray, editor and owner
of the Sturgeon, Missouri Leader,
savs in his column in that paper:
"At the age of 53 years the writer
has determined to cease doing any
kind of business whatsoever with dis
agreeable people men and women
who do not want to play the business
game square. Life is too short to do
business with people who lie to you
.about payments or who try to beat
you through tricks, or those who have
a grouch and are always complaining.
We do not want the business of the
class of men and women we have
mentioned and we invite them to go
elsewhere, to spend their dollars."
COLUMBIA REGISTERS 624
VEHICLES THIS SEASON
Sale of License Plates, Begun Last
Month, Will Continue 611
Autos Last Year.
Six hundred and twenty-four motor
and horse-drawn vehicles have been reg
istered from Columbia in the city
clerk's office so far this season. The
sale of the local license plates began
the first of the month and will con
tinue until all vehicles are licensed,
which will probably be within the next
If the necessity ever arose for the peo
ple of Columbia to vacate the city in a
hurry, more than one-half of them could
be taken out in local automobiles. Ac
cording to the county assessor's report
for 1921 there were 641 automobiles in
Columbia, which is one car for every
Ford cars lead the list in numbers with
Dodge cars second. The remainder is
made up of Buicks, Hupmobiles, Oak
lands, Chevrolet, Haynes, Cher lands;
Cadillacs and other well known makes.'
For the entire vear of 1921 there were
1311 vehicles on which a tax was paid.
Thee include horse-drawn vehicles and
motorcycles as well as automobiles. The
total valuation of all motor vehicles, ac
cording to the assessor's report for
1921, is $235,230. This distributed
equally among the inhabitants would
make each reron an owner of a car to
he extent of $2350.
NEGRO IS INJURED IN FIGHT
Claude Harrington in Critical Con
dition at Parker Hospital.
Claude Harrington, 6 North Third
street, a Columbia negro, is in a crit
ical condition at Parker Memorial
Hospital as a result of a knife fight with
another negro at Cemetery Hill about 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. A guar
rel datin- back several months pre
cipitated the fight.
With head, arm and cnest badly lac
crated, Harrison went to Parker Hos
pital alone at 5 o'clock yesterday even
ing, reporting that hi injuries were
the result of an accident. It is feared
that infection will increase the serious
ness of his condition.
The police department has taken no
action in the case.
COMMISSION TO OPEN BIDS
Road Contracts to Be Let Tomor
row for $2,000,000 of Work.
The State Highway Commission will
open bids at Jefferson City for the first
twenty-three projects of the $60,000,000
talc road system tomorrow, lne let'
ting of this first series will total about
According to the Daily Capital News.
500 contractors, materialmen and others
inlcresteil in the construction of the
roads from all over the slate and from
some adjoining states are expected to
attend the meeting which will be held
in the Houe of Representatives which
will be vacated by the Constitutional
Convention on that da).
WANTS WORK FOR STUDENTS
Call University High School if You
Miss Ruth Fitzgerald, principal of the
University High School, will be glad to
have an) one who has work for high
school students, to phone her office.
There are a number of students, both
lioys and girls, working their way
through the high school, who would be
clad of employment on Saturday, and
after 3 o'clock on other days of the week.
Crump Brings Sick Sister Home.
W. L. Crump, who left September 21
for Tucson, Ariz., to bring his sister, Mrs.
Charles Dause, back to her home in St.
Louis, is expected to return the latter
part of this week. Mrs. Dause has been
very ill for some time.
TODAY'S BALL GAMES
, National League "
Philadelphia ...000 002 001 2 5 11 3
New York 000 010 101 0 3 8 0
Batteries: Weinert and Henline; John
son and Snyder.
Philadelphia 100 00
New York 000 00
Batteries: Ring and Withrow; Hill and
Brooklyn 000 00
Boston 100 20
Batteries: Decatur and
,icNimara and O'.VeiL
Chicago 200 200
Pittsburgh 100 000
Batlerie: Fuzzell and
Cooper and Schmidt.
Raise Announced Yesterday
Brings Bills Up From Ten
to Fifty Cents
New Switchboard With Room
for 1,000 Numbers Installed
Eleven New Opera
tors at Work.
The rise in telephone rates, which
goes into effect October 1, amounts to
10 cents a month on residence phones,
50 cents a month on business lines, and
25 cents a month on business stations
receiving two-parly line service.
This completes the entire increase of
rates granted by the Public Sen ice
Commission last March, but which could
not be put into effect until an additional
switchboard had been installed and con
siderable improvements made in the
telephone system generally.
Several persons called the telephone
office today, after reading the new rales
published in the Misaourian last night,
thinking that this increase was an en
tirely new one instead ol a part of the
orfe that was originally granted by the
Public Service Commission.
Kates to rooming houses, boarding
houses, rural lines and private branch
exchanges arc to remain the same, an
extension of ninety days being granted
until improvements on these lines can
be made.' Owing to the death of Col.
X A. Hudson, former president of the
company, the necessary improvements on
this portion of the work were delayed.
The new switchboard has been in op
eration about ten days. The telephone
company now lias thirty-five operators
giving telephone service where formerly
there were only twenty-four employed.
The switchboard will hold approximate
ly 1,000 new numbers; 165 numbers
have already been swilched to the new
board and ZOO are being cut in on it
Subscribers who are put on this new
board will probably have their telephone
numbers changed. The service will im
prove as fast as the changes are com
pleted. The entire change of 1,000 sub
scribers to the new switchboard will pro-
iuiy-be finished in a short time, ae-
curoing 10 mc ciuei operator, wno says
that, they are now cutting in between 150
and 200 phones a day.
CATTLEMAN AT AGE OF 4
Howard McHarg .Starts Business
By Selling Calf.
Little Howard McHarg, the 4-j ear-old
son of Archie McHarg, recently entered
the field of cattle marketing when a calf
belonging to him was sold in St. Louis
for $15. He lives at Harg.
Howards mother died several years
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he was taken by Ins father to live with j r .l -
Mii u -it vt it . . !are to arrange for the years activities
iss Hannah, Mr. McHarg s twin sister. . ,. !,.,.
lfw. :. . :...i...:.,. t. W. and expenditures, are: A. F. kuhlman.
Howard is an industrious boy. He
showed an early inclination to enter the
cattle trade. Looking longingly at his
aunt's Jersey cow, he wished that some
day she would have two calves and that
ono of them would be his.
Falc was kind. One day Howard saw
the cow lying in the lot with a calf on
either side of her. He cried, "Oh, Aunt
Hannah's Jersey has two calves and one
of them is mine." The calves were named
Nip and Tuck. When Howard saw the
$15 which Nip brought him, his eyes
opened wider than they did when he!
first saw Nip and Tuck.
MAY CALL OFF C. & A. STRIKE!
Settlement Rests With Strikers of
Bi.oowicton, I1L, Sept. 27. Settle
ment of the shopmen's strike on the
Chicago & Alton Railroad rests today
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with the strikers at the different term.-,
nals of the road.
The settlement tendered b) W. G.
Bierd, the Alton receiver, is said to be
satisfastory to the men here and the
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sire wu: ne lormaiiy cauca on n uie,,
outside terminals accept Bierd's offer.
Three thousand men will be affected.1
Hannibal Wants Alumni Pictures.
R. V. Hoggs, '17, of Hannibal, is
contributor to the motion picture ,
fund of the Alumni Association.
requests that the motion pictures
sent to Hannibal as soon as the Alumni
Association has them ready, for he
thinks there are fine prospects there
for more students for the University of
Jlan Known Who Caused Accident.
The police have the name of the man"" t-oWmD.a, rciurnea nome a in- same
who ran over Merle Gilbert Monday'
nieht as he was crossing Broadway ati
re- .u . . u ..- - iii t' Masonic liun uoias jieeung.
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done unless the injuries develop into ' ir.::. f t;.,; S..
something serious. In that case, the,
man has signified his willingness to
C. H. S. French Students Organize.
The French Club of the Columbia I
High School held its first meeting this
afternoon. The French Club is com-
posed of all students who are taking I
French in schooL They organized today j
and selected officer for the work dur-
ing the school year.
STATE ROAD MARKER
This is c design of the markers to be
used on the stale highway system. The
figures on the design, such as the 32, in
dicate the number oj the road under the
hightvay system instead of the name.
The marker will be cicl in shape and
made of cast-iron, painted white icith in
scription in raised black. It trill be
mounted on angle irons ichich were made
for use in barbed wire entanglements in
the recent tear but uere not used. They
urere alloted to the state for road building
Little Taken Also Enter Farm
ers Bank But Take Noth
ing No Clew.
The pot office at Harlshurg was en
tered and robbed about 2:30 o'clock this
morning. The safe was blown open and
the office wrecked. According to C R.
Bledsoe, postmaster, the robbers got only
some stamped envelopes and a few cents
The Farmer's Bank was also entered,
but the burglars got only as far as the
lobby, evidently having been frightened
away before they had time to reach the
, Mr. Bledsoe says ihr robbers must have
used a large amount of explosive, judg
ing from the damage done to the post
office building. The postoffice depart
ment is in charge of the investigation.
So far no clews have been found that
will lejctin irrnt. ... .,
CHARITY MEETING MONDAY
New Officers for the Coming Year
to Be Elected.
The annual meeting of ihe Charily
Organization Society of Columbia will
be held Monday, when new officers for
the coming year are to be elected and
committees appointed, it was announced
yesterday afternoon at a special meet
ing. Frank B. Kollin, president of the so-
fciety, appointed, with the consent of the
chairman; Mrs. C W. Greene, Mrs. E.
B. Harshe and Tom Walker, with Frank
Rollins acting as member ex-officio.
Mrs. W. B. Johnson, formerly on the
nursing slaff of Parker Memorial Hos'
pilal and recently private nurse attend
ant upon R. B. Price, who has been ser
lously ill, announced her readiness to
assume the duties of visiting nurse under
six months contract with the organiza
The annual meeting Monday will de
termine the time for an cxlnsive drive
mi iuiius. .lie ..aiiid'-s iiiuoiMj mil
j begin about November 1.
AUTOMOBILE MEN TO MEET
Dnlm wn, p,an fof Co,um.
Success for the Automobile Show to
be held in Columbia in the near future
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nvuiu aocu.u. ui. in-.. .King, u ,u.
aulomobiIe deaIer6 and accc dea,.
ers is called for 7:30 o'clock Friday
night in the office of Alton's Garage,
1105 East Broadway.
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The accessory dealers of the city are
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space to demonstrate iheir lines.
'COLUMBIA PLAYS HOSTESS
if-nQO riio nl Sf liii Newlv-
wMa Arrtve and I.MVP.
Columbia was hostess yesterday to two
neH,y married muphi R
frien(,5 gathMed a, ,i,e' W-a
tA , Mr ,nj Mr, i, r vn-,T
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1 City. Mr. and Mrs. Frohliclistein of
L""'' no Pn "r Honeymoon
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O. Gentry, chairman of Ihe entertain-
ment committee, gave reports. Ihe can-,
vas for new members is still going on.
AH Master Masons in the University are
eligible for membership. .Muic was
furnished by Freivogel's Jazz Orchestra,
Annlhrr meelins will be held Oclnber
Mrs. Miller Gives Radio Address.
Columbia radio fans who tuned in
at 11:30 o'clock this morning had
the opportunity of hearing Mrs.
Walter McNab Miller, a former Co
lumbian, deliver an address to those
attending the Macon County Fair.
The State Marketing Bureau gave
a social program at that hour for
the fair. Mrs. Miller was intro
duced as a member of the Slate
Constitutional Convention and
chairman of the committee of that
body on state health and safety.
She spoke for twenty minutes and
every word of her address was heard
distinctly over the School of Journ
alism wireless receiving set.
LOW PRICES ARE PAID
FOR ANTIQUE FURNITURE
Old Four-Poster Bed Brings Only
$8 at Public Sale at
The pioneer furniture sold yesterday at
a public sale held at the J. W. Thurston
farm, twelve miles northeast of Columbia,
brought comparatively prices for the
type of furniture it was. Many pieces
were probably Hearing the century mark.
and have always been in the possession of
the same family.
A hand-made walnut cupboard sold for
$11.50, an old-style walnut bed for $14, a
clothes press for $7.50 and an old four-
poster bed, the mot valuable piece of
the collection, for only $8. Well preserved
split-bottom chairs sold for about $1.50.
A spinning wheel sold for 25 cents, and
a pair of cotton and wool cards for 50
cents. Glass preserve dihcs and stemmed
cake plates sold for about twice as much
as they cost originally, in contrast to the
A fairly large crowd was at the sale.
It was comprised mostly of neighbors of
C. H. S. ELECTS COMMITTEE
All Activities of High School Are
Handled by This Body.
The first meeting of the students com
mittee of Columbia High School was
held yesterday afternoon. The commit
tee handles all of the affairs of the
students in the school, and works sim
ilar to the student government plan. This
form was selected four years ago and has
been doing wonderful work, according
to Miss Saidee Stean, principal of the
The seniors selected as their members.
Rose Banks, president; Raymond Estep,
secretary; George Peak and Olive Crock
er, representatives. The juniors on the
committee are Lurlic Barnes, secre
tary' J, tlgin AicLeuT and" D"udley "Miller,
representatives of the class. The soph
omore members are Nadine Gentry and
George Nardin. The freshman repre
sentative is Dessie Miller.
This student committee aids in tlie
handling of activities of the school, the
jsale of tickets to athletic and other
events which may be held by the school.
The most effective work of the commit
tee last year was the passing of a rulcj
governing the participation ot students j
in athletics. All students who take part
in any form of activities of Columbia
High School must be passing in at least
three of their academic subjects.
HOWARD PRICE VISITS HERE
Is Head of a Carbon-Black Plant in
Howard W. Price, alumnus of the
School of Engineering, has been visiting
ith his uncle. Prof. J. L. Menam. Sir.
Price is located in Monroe. La where
he has charge of a large carbon-black
Carbon black is used in the manu
facture of printer's ink. The plant in
Monroe has developed into one of the
larger ones in the country due to the
cheapness of natural gas and to several
improvements in machinery suggested by
Price's success has been phenomenal.
After leaving school in 1911, he worked
on special engine work in Toledo. Dur
ing the war he built battleships for the
government. Since then he has been
working at Monroe. He has been of
fered two positions in the last six
months, each paying over $10,000 a year.
PUPILS GIVE PUPPET SHOW
Elementary School Children Pre
sent "Three Little Pigs."
The children of the University De
mentary School gave a puppet show at
their weekly assembly this morning.
The show was a presentation of the
"Three Little Pigs," showing what kind
of shelter each had. One class, which
has been studying the subject of shelter.
put on the performance, using dolls which
had been made by the children during
the last week, for performers. The dolls
were operated from behind a screen with
Freshman Elect Griffith.
Harry Griffith was elected president of
the freshmen of the School of Medicine
yesterday afternoon. The other officers
elected were: Vice-president, George
John; secretary and treasurer, Julius
Twente; representative on the Student
Senate, Chester H. Denny; sergeant al
arms, Henry J. Waters. Jr.
Kansas City C. of C. Opens School.
The Columbia Commercial Club has !
recently received an announcement of
the opening of a commerce school in
Kansas City by the Kansas City Cham
ber of Commerce. The first term
started yesterday. The course offered is
of three years duration, and specialize
in chamber of commerce work.
FAVOR OF SON
Former Greek King Given Hour
for Action Following
THREATENS PEACE PLAN
British Guns Can Wipe Out
Turks at Chanak if Ultima
tum Is Not Complied .
With in 48 Hours.
By I'ttled Press.
Athens, Sept. 27. Mutinous troops
have landed near Athens. Confirmation
that Greek fleet was supporting the rev
olutionists was received here.
By litued Press.
Athens, Sept. 27. King Constantine
has abdicated in favor of the Crown
Prince George. In a message to the
people. King Constantine said his action
was taken for the national interest, peace
The abdication was preceded by popu
lar demonstrations in the capital. The
rioters served an ultimatum on their
iking giving him one hour to step down
Irom the throne. lie immediately called
General Melaxaf inlo conference and
they decided that the situation was in
the hands of the revolutionists.
Faced by a revolt in the army follow-,
ing the defeat by the Turks, he triad ta
save his tottering throne by declaring
martial law, but this was of no avail.
He relinquished the throne when in
formation was received that mutinous
troops on board transports were pro
ceeding to the capital and that if he held
to his throne there might be bloodshed.
The revolutionary movement of the
army spread like an epidemic to tha
navy. Seamen refused to obey the or
dcrs of the admirals and the officer!
realized that the situation was out of
PEACE PLAN THREATENED.
By Viuted Press.
Paris, Sept. 27. Fears that the Allied
peace plan for the Near East would
tumble like a house of cards were ex
pressed here today by high officials on
receipt of the news of the abdication of
the Creek king, forced by the Greek
FLEET DOMINATES POStTIOX.
By Vruted Press.
London, Sept. 27. The giant guns
of the British fleet are now trained on
Ihe Turks at Chanak and could literally
blow them out of their positions should
the Turkish leaders refuse to evacuate, it
was pointed out here today. The fleet
completely dominates the Turkish po
sition and is ready to act if the forty
eight hour ultimatum is not complied
LEGION WILL ENCOURAGE
General Conscription Statute to Be
Presented at New Orleans
By Liuted Press.
Washington, Sept. 27. Campaign for
the enactment of a universal service act
by which capital and the country's re
sources and industries would be drafted
automatically upon the declaration of
any future war, will be launched by the
Americal Legion at its next convention
at New Orleans.
The general conscription statute will
be presented by the military affairs
committee. Reprcsenlativcs of the
War Department assisted in drafting the
proposed law. It was learned that Sec
retary Weeks has unofficially approved
CAR THIEVES IN COLUMBIA
Wheels and Tires Stolen From J. B.
Coleman a Week Ago.
Two rear tires and wheels, in good
condition, and several other things were
stolen from J. B. Coleman, owner of
the Coleman Laundry, a week ago last
Saturday, following an accident to his
Ford truck on Stewart road.
The axle broke and Mr. Coleman
went to get the wheels and housing
off of his other car to substitute for the
ones on his truck. The truck was
loaded at the time and he could not take
in the broken parts. When he returned
for them later, they were gone. They
have not been recovered yet, although a
search is being made.
Chicken Culling Demonstrated.
Ney Jacobs, business manager of the
Boone County Farm Bureau, and H. L.
Kempster, professor of poultry hus
bandry in the University, are holding
a demonstration in culling chickens on
John Maxwell's farm. This work will
be done in a number of other commun
ities during early fall. Mr. Jacobs is
expected to return today.
San Francisco Sees C2.
By t'suted Press.
San Fbanosco, Sept. 27-The army
Jirigible C2. which flew across the eon
tinenl, passed over the business section
of this cily this noon.
Debt-Funding Board to Meet.
S7 ImtleJ Press.
Washington, Sept. 27. A conference
of the American Driil-Funding Commis
sion will lie held here Friday.
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