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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
Professor Charges Tint Intox
icating Liquor Is Brought
Here and Sold to J
INVESTIGATION IS URGED
Campaign for 85,500, Needed
to Cam- on Work of Wel
fare' Society, Will
Start Nov. 19.
Dr. Charles A. Ellwood rose to Ills
feet si a mrrting of the directors of the
Public Welfare Solely yesterday after
noun to denounce the pilier of Colum
bia 3s aiding liical bootleggers.
Tlie jiolicr of Columbia, according to
Dot lor I'llwood, are permitting tlie
bunging of intoiicating liquors into the
chy to be xilil to students and to towns
people. Mrs. J. C. liabb, chairman of the child
welfare committee, had been called upon
to report the Work of her committee. She
protested against the drinking and
gambling which irhe said was being car
ried on in llapp Hollow. She asked
Out ome action lie taken by the welfare
societ) inasmuch a the work of the child
welfare o mmittee was being greatly in
terfered with b the drinking and gamb-
Dectur CI word roe to his feet at this
poiit to sa. "And that is not all; the
polue of tins town are in league with
the bccllegjers and are aiding in bring
ing liquor here to lie sold to students.
The conditions of drinking on the Uni
versity campu are deplorable. At a
public dance held last Friday night,
there were twenty men who had been
Doctor Ellwood said after the meeting,
"I did not mean, of coure, that the po
lice are openly aiding the bootleggers to
bring liquor into Odumbia; they are
aiding b) closing their ejes to the fact
that it i being done, winking at the law
breaking." Doctor Ellwood 'aid that something
should be done to stop the sale of intox
icating liquor, but added tfiat he did not
consider it the business of the welfare
society to push the investigation.
No action was taken. Frank Rollins
president of the welfare society, is also
chairman f th police committee of tho
Cty Council. He said that certainly he
had not known if the police of Colum
bia were carrying on liquor traffic He
and John T. McMullan. a member of the
Cry Council, and others present inti
mated that tome investigation would be
After the discussion of the drinking in
Columbia, the welfare society proceeded
with the election of its officers for jhe
coming year, rranl. u. noiiins was re
elected president by the unanimous vote
of the new board of directors. The work
dene by Mr. Kollins as president of the
society and the work of the other old
officers was prai-ed b members of the
Mr. C W. Greene was elected vice
president to fill the place held last J ear
by Mrs. W. E. Harshe, who was unable to
serte this year. A. F. Kuhlman, secre
tary, and W. K. Bales treasurer, were
re-elected by unanimous vote of the
board. D. F Morgan, field secretary,
was re-employed for the coming year.
Mrs. Beatrice Jchnson, visiting nurse,
began her work last month.
A campaign for funds for the $3300
budget set by the annual meeting of the
welfare society as necessary to carry on
the work of the organization, will he
launched Noiember 19 and run through
the week preceding Thanksgiving. A
week from next Sunday, the first day of
the drive, all the ministers in Columbia
will be asked to speak of the work of
the welfare society and to urge the sup
port of their congregations. Tom "Walker
is chairman of the campaign and with
him will be one representative each from
the Elks liolar), Lions and Kiwanis
"Our campaign for $5,500 is going to
lie successfuL" Frank Rollins said,
"simply because it must be. Tlie work
of the societ) cannot be carried on with
Dues for regular membership in the
Wiifare society were raised from SI to $2
a year to take care of the ambitious pro
gram of work outlined for the coming
STVTE MLETIC IMITED
Fie delegates were appointed by the
society to attend the Missouri State Con
ference of Social Welfare to be held at
Jefferson Gty No ember 8, 9, and 10.
The delegates are A. F. Kuhlman, Mrs.
C. W. Crcene, Mrs. J. C. Babb, Mrs.
Beatrice John-on. and D. E. Major.
An invitation was extended to the
State Conference of Social Workers to
bold their next annual meeting in Co
lumbia. Profes-or Kuhlman said, "I feel
that the people of Columbia could gi.e
much to such a convention held here and
there is no doubt that it would mean
much to the city of Columbia."
Three Handing committees were ap
pointed at yesterday meeting: t
Health Mrs. C W. Greene, chair
man; Miss Eleanor Keeley and Tom
Friendly visiting Mrs. H. O. Sever
ance, chairman; Mrs. W. T. Stephenson
2nd Mrs. Margaret Sampson.
6 PAGES, 48
- THE WEATHER
For Columbia and vicinity : Fair to
night and Wednesday; not much change
in temperature, lowest tonight about 36
For -Missouri: Fair tonight and Wed
nesday;. not much change in tempera
ture: frost tonieht.
Barometers are relatively low in the
Lake region and the weather continues
rather stormy in Minnesota, Wisconsin,
and upper Michigan, otherwise generally
fine election day weather prevails in most
of the United States.
Thermometer readings this morning
ranged from 10 to 20 degrees above zero
in the upper Missouri drainage basin;
between 30 and 40 degree in the upper
Mississippi Valley, lower Missouri Valley,
and Plains. There is no severe cold in
Missouri highways are a bit rough.
The hirhest temoerature in Columbia
yesterday vas 59 degrees, and the lowest
last night was 40 degrees. A year ago
yesterday the highest temperature was
64 degrees and the lowest was 37 degrees
Sun rose today at 6:43 a. m. Sun sets
today at 5:02 p. m. Moon rises 7:28 p.
Child welfare Mrs. J. C. Babb, chair
man; Mrs. J. II. Pringle and Mrs. J. D.
D. E. Major, field agent, reported that
he had made twenty-five visits to homes
during October and that iifty-four calls
for all were made at the office. He dis
tributed $159.04 in relief work.
Mrs. Johnson, visiting nurse, reported
a busy lime for the first six days of No
vember. She has visited forty-eight
homes, caring for seventy-seven patients,
.and has made a total of 129 visits to pa
tients She has nine tubercular patients
on her list.
BOYS ARE GOOD
! Mvflr AftO Attend Tiiniirt-r Kfirm.i
Week Exceeds 1921
Junior Farmers Week, which closed
Saturday, had an attendance of more
than 400. Fewer than 250 came by rail
last year, which made it impossible for
those attending the conference to receive
the one-half return railroad rate which
was given this year. Last year was the
first time that the Junior Farmers "Week
was not given in connection with the
adult Farmers Week.
According to R. L. Waddell of the
Agricultural extension service, the voca
tional boys and those of the boys clubs
gave more comprehensive reasons for
their decisions in stock judging than is
customary of boys of that age. Besides
the judging contests the boys were given
a trip through the various departments
of agriculture with competent guides.
j which gave them an opportunity to see
I some of the best farm equipment. Vari
ous demonstrations were given.
Miss Louise Stanley, chairman of the
home economics department of the Uni
versity, said the contests among the girls
were a success and the attendance was
good. More than forty vocational home
economics teachers attended the confer-
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILL
HAND IN HIS RESIGNATION
Illness Said to Be Cause of Pitney'g
Leaving the Supreme
Br United Preu.
Washivctoi, Nov. 7. Associate Jus
tice Pitney of the United States Supreme
Court will resign from the bench shortly
after Congress convenes in the special
session November 20, it was said herei
Illness was said to be the reason forj
his resignation. He will be the third j
justice to resign from that court in the
last few weeks. i
Br United tint.
Wasiiivctov., Nov. 7. A Democrat
will probably be appointed to succeed
Associate Justice Day who resigned sev
eral weeks ago, it was learned at the
White House today. j
COLUMBIA'S QUOTA FOR
NEAR EAST SET AT $4,500
Boone County to Raise $7,500
Campaign Starting Decem
Columbia's quota in the next Near
East relief campaign, which starts Dec
ember 24, is $4,500, according to Prof.
Jesse E. Wrench, chairman of the Near
East Relief committee.
Boone County's quota in the coming
drive is $700. The Columbia Minis
terial Alliance yesterday voted to as
sist in the drive.
Cosmopolitan Club Will Meet.
The Cosmopolitan Club of the Univer
sity cf Missouri will hold a business'
meeting at 7:30 o clock Wednesday night
at Lowry Hall. Routine business and
the admission of new members -will be
Edgar C. Nelson Returns Home.
Edgar C Nelson, a brother of W. L.
Nelson, who has been in Columbia for
about ten weeks taking charge of pub
licity for-the County Unit Bill, returned
this morning to his home in Bunceton.
f IS A MENACE
Council Discusses Purchase of
Incinerator Plat for
GARAGE PERMIT GIVEN
More's Station Will Have City
Water Residents to Pay
' for Meter and Pipe
The problem of disposing of the me
nace arising from the admitted inade
quate methods of garbage removal in the
city was discussed by the City Council
at its regular meeting last night.
The discussion was brought about by
a letter from W. A. Norris health com
missioner, in a report on insanitary condi
tions said to exist in places where gar
bage has been deposited one place in par
ticular giving the most offense being the
lot north of the Fairgrounds where resi
dents have been making a practice of
throwing refuse. Tlie police were author
ized by the council to correct these con
Although nothing definite has been de
cided upon to alter conditions Mayor
Cordon said that the haphazard way of
disposing of city garbage must, sooner
or later, come to an end. Columbia, it
was agreed, needs some system whereby
refuse can be systematically removed, at
the expense of the city, if need be. The
public dump southwest of the city, ac
cording to the report of Chief of Police
Rowland, is not used to any great extent,
the reason evidently being because a fee
of $1 is charged for the use of the
grounds. This he explained, causes oth
er places to be used.
The installation of a city incinerator.
to cost approximately $20,000, to dis
pose of such refuse as cannot be fed to
hog9 or cattle, was seriously considered,
and may be an accomplished thing in the
IiEW RESIDENCES PLANNED
The council approved and accepted
the plat to be known as "The Court of
A. F. Kuhlman," comprising part of the
old Dozier Stone property, fronting on
Conley avenue, and extending along Al
len Place to Rollins street. Twenty-one
residences are to b- erected on this "prop
erty, five of which are to be built soon.
W. S. Biskett, representing residents
of More's Station northeast of the city.
placed before the council a request for a
water main to supply that district with
city water. It is to be connected with
the city water main. The residents have
agreed to pay for and install a water
meter, and will defray the expenses of
laying the 2 inch pipe line. Tlie request
J. M. Hughes of the Hughes Furniture
Co, asked the council for permission to
erect a garage on Walnut street between
Ninth and Tenth streets in which to
keep the company's two trucks. His re
quest was granted on condition that, in
erecting the garage, he follow the city
ordinance allowing only stone, brick, or
metal parages to be built. He had stated
he desired the walls to be of frame.
The foundations of the new scale
which the city is installing on Ash
street have been laid, but the Howe
Scale Co., from which the scale was or
dered, has delayed in sending the scale.
Councilman McQuitty was authorized to
ask the company to speed up the work on
getting the scale in condition for oper
ation. SEWER WORK TROGRESSIVC
Work on the new sewage disposal
plant southwest of the city is progressing
favorably, according to Orville A. Smith,
plant engineer, who reported to the
council that the new basins for treating
sewage were practically complete. The
work was expected to be finished by the
first week in December, he said. Work
on the Bear Creek and La Grange sewer
lines is progressing, the Hinkson and
Happy Hollow lines being already in
good working order.
A request of the Cecil F. Crane Tire
and Vulcanizing Co, Ninth and Walnut
streets, that they be permitted to in
stall a new gasoline filling tank on
Ninth street in place of the old one, was
refused. The council agreed that it
would permit the company to erect one
on Walnut street, but staled that traffic
would be hindered by automobiles stop
ping for gasoline on Ninth street.
The sum of $21,615 was appropriated
from the water and light fund, $69.98
from the Conley poor fund, $4,586.65
from the general revenue fund, and $8,
653.89 from the sewer and disposal
plant fund to defray expenses of the
TO TRAIN PUBLIC SPEAKERS
Columbia High School Desires to
Stimulate Debating Interest.
The public-speaking class of Colum
bia High School was organized yesterday
afternoon under the dirt'tion of E. H.
Meeker. The purpose of the class is to
stimulate interest in the Debating So
ciety. It is made up chiefly of fresh
men and sophomores who are being pre
pared to be the future school debaters.
The class is conducted as an outside
activity, but it meets regularly and credit
is given for the work.
PROSECUTION PLANS TO
DROP MANY INDICTMENTS
Fewer Than 20 of 48 Men Will Go
on Trial in First He rrin Mas-
Br United Preu. i
Chicago, Nov. 7. The prosecution
plans to drop the indictments against
many of the forty-eight men who are
scheduled to go to trial at Marion, UU
tomorrow on murder charges in connec
tion with the Herrin mine massacre last
June. This was revealed to tlie United
Press today by Attorney-Ceneral Ed
ward Brundage, who will have charge of
the prosecution. '
Probably fewer than twenty men will
actually go on trial in this first case.
All the indictments which are to ,bc
dropped are against men who have other
charges pending against them in con
nection with the massacre.
BROADCAST M. U. SPEECHES
Kansas City Star Invites President
Jones to Make Use of Radio.
The Kansas Gty Star has invited
President J. C Jones to ue their broad
casting radio station. The deans of the
University .will be given an opportunity
to have talks on the Uniter'it) and edu
cation broadcasted in this way.
Dean F. B. Mumford will leave tomor
row night to speak on the University
and its work, especially on the work of
the ColUge of Agriculture. Other deans
of the University will go to Kansas Gty
at a later date.
76 Bodies Taken From Ruins'
Hope of More Survivors
Br I mted Prett.
Johnstown, Pa, Nov. 7. The death
toll of the Reilly mine at Spangler lias
been unofficially set at seventy-six with
thirty-three' injured, of whom several may
Seventy-four bodies have been recov
ered from the shaft and word was receiv
ed that two more had been found. No
trace of the other men has bem found.
Fifty more bodies are believed to be
lying in the ruins of the shaft. Hopes
that survivors will be found other than
those rescued yesterday, have been prac
Mine officials still refused today to
give out the details ,of the" explosion or)
to make public the list ol the men.
Rescue workers drove through the wreck
age all night and brought out bodies.
TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK
State Association to Hear Dr. John
Tigert and Governor Hyde.
The sixtieth annual meeting of the
Missouri State Teachers' Association
will be held in Kansas City November
Dr. John J. Tigert, United States com
missioner of education, will be the prin
cipal speaker. Other speakers will be
Governor Arthur M. Hyde, former Gov
ernor Herbert S. 1 ladle), Mrs. Walter Mc
Nab Miller of the Missouri Tuberculosis
Societ), and Miss Martha L. ConnelL a
member of tho East St. Louis, school
The railroads throughout the state
bate made a special rate of a fare and
a half for the round trip.
MEET NOV. 20
Special Session Will Be Called
by Harding, It Is Indi
cated. Br United Preu.
Wasiiis.ctov Nov. 7. Congress will
be called into special session November
20 it was indicated at the White House
today. President Harding is expected
U issue the call Thursday or Frldaj.
One of the first measures to be report
ed on is the re-organization of the fed
eral government. The ship subsidy bill
will also be brought up for e2rly consid
eration in the special session it was in
dicated. Mrs. Shepherd Will Be Delegate.
Mrs. Anna M. Shepherd of Columbia,
supreme manager of the Royal Neigh
bors of America, will attend the Eighth
district convention in Mis-ouri of this
organization in Springfield, November
Harold Palmer Recovering.
Harold Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Palmer of Wrest Boulevard and
Ash street, who had his tonsils removed
Monday morning at the Parker Memorial
Hospital, is resting well and will return
to his home tomorrow.
Miss Baskett's Condition Improved.
The condition of Miss Edna Baskett,
who was severely burned about the eyes
yesterday in the anatomical laboratory,
is, better today according to attendants
at Parker .Memorial. They think no
permanent injury will result.
Barber Shop Changes Hands.
The barber shop in the Virginia
Building was sold this morning by
Grant Forsythe and Glenn Carr to 0. B.
Hunt. The tailor shop in the rear will
continue under the management of Mr.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7,
, AT.-3:30 P. M.
'. W COLUMBIA
Heaviest Voting Expected at 4
Uiird Ward Turned
j Over to Absentee
MUCH SCRATCHING DONE
Nearly Every 'County in Mis
souri Represented Today
Columbia is casting the largest vote in
its lii'torr today. At 3:30 o'clock tldsl
afternoon 2941 votes had been nut in the
Iiallut boves. the vote by precincts:
lirst precinct 961 ioXes
Second precinct 924
Fourth precinct 1,059
The heaviest voting of the day was ex
pected after 4 o'clock.
Abcut 60 per cent of the votes at the
courthouse wcre women, ft was rumored
that the women were voting strongly for
Brewster. Mrs. Moss was reported to
be runnini ahead of the Democratic tick
et. However, no one pretended to have
verification for this.
The third ward had been turned over
to absentee voters, this room being thei
busiest place in the courthouse. Ballots!
representing nearly every county in Mis
souri have been turned in.
It is said that more ballot scratching
in Columbia is being done than ever
before, but information from the county
precincts snows that a great many
straight tickets are being voted, also.
With only a few hours remaining to
decide one of the bitterest political
fights in recent years, local voters
showed their interest by thronging the
four voting places. There was congestion
behind the ropes stretched to admit only
a few at a time to the tables.
Outside, beyond the 100-foot, zone de
fined in the election laws, an automo
bile, bearing a League of Loyal Demo
crats placard, supported a framed cab
inet sized portrait of Woodrow Wilson,
a mute appeal to the supporters of the
former president whom the Democratic
Senatorial nominee has repeatedly re
pudiated. Inside, Republicans wore smiles of
satisfaction at evidence of Democratic
In answer to inquiries for predictions
from the election clerks, all answered
that scratching seemed the order of the
day and that it was most popular
among the women.
No indication as to the probable re
sults of the Moss-Roach race could be ob
tained late this afternoon.
Many students voted. The majority
of them.cast absentee ballots. Only those
residing here using the official ballot.
The Loyal Democrats used a motor
car bearing the sign: "He Fought U;
We Repudiate Him Now."
A man, 75 years old, w!k voted in the
second ward today, said it was the first
lime in his life he had voted for a Re
publican. Tm glad my name isn't very long,"
said one old white-haired lady. "These
poor clerks and judges have enough work
to do without deciphering long names."
The voters were not choicy in the use
of the booths. Walls, chairs, tables,
backs of other voters and, in some in
stances, even the floor were used to
place the ballots on while marking.
"Can you assist me a little?" said
one woman to another. "Well," was the
reply, "I voted this morning and maybe
I can help you some, but you live in the
first ward and I live in the second so I
don't know whether it's allowed or not."
The thirty-two large sheets of paper
covered with heavy bold type, fully ex
plaining each of the proposed amend
ments were almost totally ignored. The
voters either had read them over in the
newspapers or preferred to study only
the condensed explanation on the bal
lots. The crowds entering the polls grew so
large in the middle of the afternoon that
a policeman was stationed at the door
to allow them to enter only in groups,
thus controlling the mass which sur
rounded the clerks' tables at times and
making it a manageable crowd.
The women have the vote and are cer
tainly competent to use it, but they still
like a little made adyice once in a
while. At one time this afternoon there
were twenty-two women working on their
ballots at different places in the polls.
A little uncertainty was evident, how
ever; fourteen of them were receiving
advice from men. evidently relatives.
The women approached the polls in
many different attitudes. Some were
rather aDologetic looking: others meek;
msny looked frankly wondering and cur
ious; still others were triumphantly
haughty. One rather scared-looking
young girl stood around and tried to
look preoccupied for fifteen minutes be-
fnr tiimmnnin? tin enough COUrage to
approach the clerk to ask how to vote,
' ' Columbians at the Polls Today
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THE CU.v.v,irvj rnc tourf I
At 8; 02 &ll day
CONSIST or FOUR WeMEN,
TWO MEN, Am OfjE C'SAf?
ELECTION RETURNS TONIGHT
A leased wire of the United Press
running into the office of the Missourian
will bring to Columbia the news of the
results of today: election in the various
stales as soon as the counting of ballots
begins. The polls in New York close
at 6 o'clock (4 o'clock nur time) and
the returns from that and other eastern
states will reach the Mis-iiurian soon
thereafter. In addition, the Missiiurian's
radio set will reecite ihe election re
turns broadcasted from Kansas City.
The service will be complete in every
way, covering every important senatorial,
congressional and gubernatorial race in'
the nation. The Missourian will gladly
furnish news of the returns to those who
IteJeptejie-u-Pall.iTt, 5S r3tO for re
SEWAGE PLANT IS MODERN
Planned For a City of 12,000 To
Be Completed January I.
Work upon the new $90,000 sewage
treatment plant for Columbia is pro
gressing favorably, according to Dean
E. J. McCaustland, who has made the
plans and is supervising the construction.
The plant was planned for a city of
12.000 people, and consists of an Imhoff
septic tank, a spring filter, a secondary
settling tank, and sludge drying beds.
The work and purpose of the plant is
to convert the organic matter of the sew
age into inorganic matter, and thereby
relieve the public of a long prevailing
nuisance such as the old svstem afford
ed. The original plan was to hate the
work completed by October 1, but due lo
the lack of materials and other facilities,
it will be January 1 before the project
The concrete work is expected to be
finished within a week or two.
Comply With Demands.
Br United Preu,
CovsTAMiNortE, Nov. 7. The Allied
high commissioners at Constantinople
yesterday informed Relief Pasha, the new
governcr, they will not etacuate the
city in compliance with his demands.
The Nationalist governor took over
control of Constantinople Sunday, the
former officials retiring without resist.
ance and immediately Refet sent a note
to the Allied commissioners suggesting
they order their troops out of the city.
PART OF DEBT TO BE PAID
Great Britain to Make $50,000,000
Payment to U. S. on Nov. '15.
"ir t'mled Pumi. ,
Lovdov, Nov. 7. It was officially
announced tliat Great Britain would
make a $50,000,000 payment to the
United States as an installment on her
debt on November 15.
Engineers to Be Photographcd
Students in the School of Engineering
who are members of the American Asso
ciation of Engineers will assemble in
front of the Engineering Building at
12:45 o'clock tomorrow to hae a group
picture taken for the Shamrock and the
German Mark Goes Lower.
By United Preu.
Lodon, Nov. 1, Tlie German mark
hit a new low average when it went to
35300 to the sterling pound on the Lon
don exchange. Par for the mark is
twenty-five to the pound.
Miss Pennington to Speak.
Miss Gladys Pennington of Stephens
College, will speak at the meeting ot
tlie Y. W. C. A. at 4 o clock lhursday
aftemcon in the Auditorium. Miss Sal-
lie Love Banks wm sing.
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I kl 4. k 1 1 11 f
v tra s,
Roof and Part of Attic Is De
stroyed Loss Covered by
Fire, originating from a defective flue
or falling sparks on the shingle roof,
destroyed the roof and part of the attic
at the home of W.tL. Scott, 8 College
avenue, at 11:40 o clock this morning.
The house is owned by J. C. Schwabe.
Damage to the house is estimated by him
to be approximately $3,000. Most of the
furniture was removed from the house
before damage could be done to it by
water. Household goods in the attic be
longing to Mrs. Scott were damaged by
fire and water. Fourtudents 'roomed
at the house. Their loss, as yet, has
not been estimated.
Both Mrs. Scott's loss and Mr.
Schwabe's loss were covered by insur
Ludendorff Said to Be Prepar -
ing Troops for Re
Br United Preu.
Lonpov, Nov. 7. A monarchist revolt
led by former general Ludendorff is im
minent in Bavaria, according to Central
News dispatches from Berlin today. The
dispatches said that if the revolution sue
ceeded it would spread into Germany. It
is said that monarchist troops are being
prepared for the march into Berlin.
B. M. ANDERSON VISITS HERE
Was Graduated In Class of 1906
With Other Prominent Men.
Dr. B. M. Anderson of New York Gty.
an alumnus of the class of 1906, arrived
in Columbia yesterday to visit his par
ents. Senator and Mrs. B. M. Anderson.
Doctor Anderson, who is the economic
advisor of the Chase National Bank of
New York Gty, is touring the country
in the interest of the six million dollar
road bond issue of which the bank is
the trustee. He ivenroute to Los Ange
les, San Francisco, Seattle, Bisbee, Aruv,
and Dallas, Tex.
Among the other prominent men who
were graduated in the class of 1906 with
Doctor Anderson are Merrill Otis who
is now assistant attorney-general of the
state, John Kurti who is chairman of the
Public Utility Board, Erwin Klauseq
who was until recently assistant attorney
general of Kansas City, and Wallace
llcritz whb is a professor of mathematics
at Cornell. All of the men mentioned
above, including Doctor Anderson, were
members of Phi Beta Kappa.
TO HOLD PRAYER MEETINGS
Methodist Women's Missionary So
ciety Meets Daily.
The Methodist Women's Missionary
Society is conducting a series of prayer
meetings this week at the Broadway
The purpose of the meetings, which
will be held every afternoon this week,
at 4 o'clock, except Wednesday, is to
aid and assist the French missions in
Havana, Cuba, and Louisiana.
The leaders that are selected lor the
meetings are: loday, .virs. ume
Crouch; tomorrow the missionary society
will have charge of the mid-week prayer
meeting to be held at 7 JO. Mrs. M. F.
Crowe will be the leader for the even
ing services. Thursday, the meeting will
be devoted to the young people, and Mrs.
J. A. Stewart will be the leader; Fri
day. Mrs. S. R. Barnett will be the
-JVn C I)
ALL KINDS OF ,
Fog in East, Fair in Southwest
Snow May Keep North-
west Fanners From
ST. LOUIS VOTING BRISK
Reports Show Ballot -Through
out Country Will Be
Per Cent Under
i That of 1920.
Br Vnllri Pint.
All kinds of weather greeted the voters
at the polls today. Showers and fog
were the rule throughout the East, with
snow and cold weather in Minnesota,
Iowa and the Dakota", which kept down
the farmer vote. Weather conditions
around the Cre.it Lake region and in the
Southwest were generally fair with the
exception of light rains in Texas.
Wasiiincton, Nov. 7. The great Am
erican public today registered its verdict
on the work of those who have con
trolled the political destiny of the coun
try for the past two years, and expressed
its judgment concerning the control to be
exercised for the next two-years.
With the opening of the polls this
morning, the "off year" congressional
election was under way. Senators, con
gressmen, slate legislators, county and
municipal officials are to be chosen.
dr United Pteu.
St. Lous, Nov. 7. Mi-sourians went
to the polls today to decide the politi
cal fate of Senator James A. Reed, Dem
ocratic candidate for senator.
Opposing him is R. H. Brewster, Kan
sas City attorney, who has waged his
fight mainly on the prohibition issue. Ear
ly in the campaign he proclaimed him
self "dry" and ha battled on that line
throughout the fight.
Voting in St. Louis started briskly
under clear cool skies. Reports from
scattered precincts indicate that 15 per
cent of the 272.000 registered votes had
been cast by 9:30 o'clock this morning.
Precautions were taken to prevent
fraud. Police patrolled each voting
place and challenges were frequent.
Throughout the country, reports indi
cate that the Tote -would be 20 per cent
under that of 1920.
Betting in St. Louis was 3 to 1 that
Reed would be elected.
LITTLE ELLCTION INTEREST
Br United Preu.
Washi'vcton, Nov. 7. The total vote
in the congressional polling will hardly
exceed 22)00,000 according fo the pre
dictions of party leaders. This is a re
duction of about 4,000,000 compared to
the election of 1920. The loss is at-
'ribmed ' the apathy of ,,,e vo""'
MAYFIELD HAS SIC LEAD
Br United Preu.
Dallas, Tex, Nov. 7. Earle B. May
field. Democratic candidate, is leading
over Ceorge E. Peed), Fusion candidate,
by more than 2 to 1 according lo indi
cations at the wiling places throi'rhout
the city. Stay field is reported to have
the backing of the Ku KIux Klan.
WEATHER DECIDES ELECTION
Kansas Farmers' Vote Depends on
Roads and Crops.
By United Preu.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 7. Political ob
servers looked to the weather today to
decide one of Kansas' closest elections.
With the fanners holding the "bal
ance of power" the election was expect
ed to be decided by whether roads and
crop conditions permit the rural vote
to make its force felt.
Taxation was the paramount issue, al
though the soldier bonus was certain
m attract large numbers to the ballot
boxes and labor was counted on to turn
out and register its verdict on the in
dustrial court law.
W. Y. Morgan, Republican, and Jon
athan M. Davis, Democrat, although
claiming victory, frankly admitted that
the result would be close. The political
situation was so uncertain, party lead
ers were unwilling to predict whether
the heads of the ticket would carry other
candidates with them.
Three congressional seats were being
bitterly fought over and the attorney-
generalship and justices of the stale
supreme court portions one and two
were in close races.
Baldwin Recovers From Injury.
Enoch Baldwin, plumber, who was in
jured while working on the beef cattle
barn of the University, has recovered
from the loss of memory which was
caused by the accident. He was dis
charged from Parker Memorial Hospital
Pupils to Give Armistice Program.
Elementary School pupils will give an
Armistice Day program at the regular
Wednesday assembly tomorrow morning.
Patriotic songv readings and drills will
be given. Patrons and friends of the
school are invited to attend.
Miss Luey Riggi Speaks to Y. W.
Miss Lucy Riggs, the regional secretary
of the Y. W. C A, spoke before the
Y. W. C A. cabinet meeting at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. Miss Riggs will leave
Columbia early tomorrow morning.