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THE DAILY MISSOURiAN
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NINTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1916..
NUMBER 70
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L URGE
PEACEJNJNDUSTRY
President's Message to Ask
for Co-operation as An
After-War Remedy.
WILL AID RAILROADS
Maximum Work Possible
Only With Minimum Un
rest, Is the Keynote.
By ROBERT J. BENDER
(United Tress Stuff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. A call to
American business to meet the un
precedented conditions after the war
will be the kejnotc of President Wil
son's message to Congress, Tuesday,
December 5. Wilson is completing the
message today.
The President believes that the
countrj's industry can do a maximum
amount of work only when there Is a
minimum amount of industrial unrest.
He will emphasize this In his appeal
to the employe and cmploj er for more
co-operation. I
President Wilson has formulated
plans for rendering practically impos
sible strikes of all kinds. He will
urge a completion of a program sim
ilar to that proposed In his last mes
sage to handle such situations as the
threatened strike, growing out of the
demands of the railroad workers.
Wilson will also urge Congress to
give careful consideration to possible
legislation which will aid transporta
tion sj stems to lmproe to meet the
additional stress under which they
will be placed at the close of the war.
CALLS NEW SCHOOL AFTER POET
Columbia Board Chooses "Eugene
Field" Over "Sallie Flood."
Eugene Field School this was the
name adopted unanimously by the
Board of Education last night for Co
lumbia's new ward school after two
informal ballots were taken, in which
the votes were divided between the
former student In the University and
well-known childrens' poet and Miss
Sa'.lie Flood, who as a teacher in the
Columbia schools is remembered by
many Columbians for her earnest de
votion to her work among the ch'l
dren. Suggestions for a name for the new
school were sent to the board. Among
them were Sallie Flood, Eugene Field,
George Washington, Grover Cleve
land, William Jennings Bryan, Mc
Alester, Frances B. Cochran, Webster,
Franklin and Madison.
In the discussion on the two im
portant names, much deserving tri
bute and praise was paid to Miss
Flood. However, favor Increased for
Eugene Field when It was shown that
this name means something all over
the country. J
lEugene Field cameito the University
in 1871 with his brother, Roswell M.
Field. He entered a3 a junior, having
had work in Williams and Knox col
leges. At the "end of his first year In
the University, he walked into a print
ing shop and declared his intention of
editing a newspaper. This was fie
old University Mlssourian. He was
helped in this project by his friend, E.
W. Stephens, and the first Issue ap
peared June 23, 1871, with Eugene
Field as literary editor.
New Electrical Shop Here.
A new electrical supply and repair
shop has been opened up at 14 North
Eighth street It Is called the Central
Electrical Shop and is under the pro
prietorship of E. O. Williams and W.
B. Amick formerly of Sedalia, Mo. Mr.
Williams was previously In the elec
trical business in Sedalia and for
three years was City Electrical In
spector. He was also connected with
the telephone company at Sedalia.
Mrs. Williams was formerly a Colum
bia girl. Miss Iva Farmer.
Boy and Girl Farmers to Be Here.
Bo)s and girls will receive special
attention during Farmers' Week this
J ear. There will be contests for both,
and some of the county agents are
planning to bring large delegations of
boys and girls to Columbia for these
events. County Agent Ikenberry of
Jackson County has received seventy
scholarships. The bankers of Kansas
City are financing the undertaking.
Father Coffey Returns to St. Louis.
Father James Thomas Coffey of St.
Louis, who gave the Forty Hour Devo
tion services In Mexico Sunday, spent
Monday and Tuesday visiting his form
er assistant. Father T. J. Lloyd, and re
turned home today. Father Coffey Is
very prominently interested in state
charities.
WILSON
THE CALENDAR
Nov. 21. ".Mrs. Jnrley's Wax Works" by
tlie Collegiate Aluinuae Association
at 8 p. m. in the University Audi
torium. Nov, 20-28. Annual meeting Missouri Con
ference for Social Welfare in Uni
versity Auditorium.
Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 Thanksgiving Holi
days. Oec. 13. Interpretative recital, "Othello,"
Christian College, S:15 p. ui.
Dec. 1-1G Landscape Design Exhibit. I"ac
ult ltoom (107) University Li
brary liulldlng.
FAVORS WATCHING BREWERS
Mrs. C. P. Algco Tells W. C. -T. U. of
Plans for the Legislature.
In her-talk at the W. C. T. U. meet
ing jesterday afternoon, Mrs. C. P.
Algeo said in closing: "It is expected
that the brewers will expend a big
, sum of money and all the influence
i they possess to prevent the passage of
the prohibition mil. It behooves tne
prohibition people to be ready with
money for the best talent in law to
see that there Is no corruption, no
'bribery, and also to have fearless, sin
cere lobbyists on the ground to point
out the gains to the .state in having it
Ifree from liquor when the bill comes
up for discussion and for the final
vote."
IN
Detectives Say McDaniel
Children Were Drugged
Defendant Is Unmoved.
By United Press
ST. JOSEPH, Mo, Nov. 21 That
the three McDaniel children were
drugged was the charge today in the
murder trial of Oscar McDaniel, held
for killing his wife July 15. Detec
tives testified today that McDaniel re
fused to give aid in clearing up the
murder mystery, thus adding to the
circumstantial evidence against the
defendant.
The state admitted that there was
considerable weakness in the chain
of circumstantial evidence. It admitt
ed that the testimony of Mrs. Luke H.
Moss and Miss Aillene Moss, mother
and sister of the murdered woman,
was"based almost entirely on hearsay
and therefore would probably not be
allowed in the records of the court.
When the night-gown worn by the
murdered woman on the night of the
crime, a dainty, filmy bit of lace, cov
ered with blood spots, was exhibited
before a crowded court room today,
McDaniel was unmoved, showing no
signs that he felt any interest in what
was going on. He smoked a black
cigar as he gave his attorney's ad
vice. A piece of bone as part of the skull
of Mrs. McDaniel was introduced as
evidence by the state during the ex
amination of Sam Townsend, a Burns
detective attached to the Kansas City
bureau. At the time of the murder
Townsend was In St. Joseph. He told
of examining the room of Mrs. Mc
Daniel and of picking up the piece of
skull from the flopr.
WILSON BANQUET IS GIVEN UP
Celebrat'on Abandoned Because of
Small Sale of Tickets. '
There will be no celebration of the
Wilson victory tonigtft. The banquet
committee of the Boone County Demo
crats, which had charge of the ar
rangements for the dinner tonight,
met yesterday afternoon and because
of the slow sale of tickets and the ap
parent lack of interest decided to give
up the banquet. No other plans for
a celebration have been made.
"The sale of banquet tickets was not
large enough to warrant giving the
dinner," J. E. Boggs, a member of the
committee, "said this morning," so the
committee found It necessary to aban
don Its plans. There was also some
discussion as to what kind of ce'lebra
tion should "be held. While many were
in favor of the banquet, there were
those who Insisted that we have a ral
ly." WILL NOT AWARD CLASS TITLE
C. L. Brewer Calls Off Football Game
Between Freshmen and. Seniors.
No official football class title will
be claimed this jear. The freshmen
and the 'seniors were to have played
yesterday, after postponing their
game innumerable times. The game
was first scheduled to be played while
the Varsity football team was playing
the Aggies at Manhattan. It was post
poned because a number of the sen
iors were on the VaVsity squad.
The game was supposed to have
been played yesterday afternoon, but
the two teams disagreed on the Ume
for playing and the eligibility of some
of the players. C. L. Brewer settled
the controversy by calling off the
gabT.
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CHAHGE
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PRESIDENT SUZZAUOl
OF WASHINGTON HERE
Executive of Western School
Studies M. U. Journal
ism Policies.
AT FOOTBALL SCHOOL
Coach Dobie's Eleven Hasn't
Met Defeat In Last
Nine Seasons.
When a president of a great univer
sity is far away from home and Is
urged to boast about his school, what
does he say? Perhaps he enumer
ates the academic advantages, the
scholarship records or the high stan
dard of the faculty members, but It
he happens to be the executive of an
Institution such as the University of
Washington at Seattle, as is Henry
Suzzallo, who was in Columbia today,
he can mention that the school's foot
ball team hasn't met defeat In nine
jears. The standing of his university
Is established without delay.
President Suzzallo was not in Co
lumbia to study Missouri football
methods. Coach Dobie needs no as
sistance. J)octor Suzzallo nnd his wife ar
rived at 1:45 o'clock today from the
East where they attended a confer
ence of university executives, 'and
where Doctor Suzzallo met President
A. Ross Hill who Is an old friend. The
visit to Columbia was for a confer
ence with Dean Walter Williams re
lative to policies to be followed in a
school of journalism. Two vacancies
have occured recently in the faculty
of the Washington department and
President Suzzallo is trying to fill
them. There are 226 students in jour
nalism at Washington.
"If I'm supposed to boast about the
University of Washington, I'll begin
by saving that the University of Mis
souri obtained one of our most high
ly valued men when E. J. McCaustland
left our school to become deanof the
School of Engineering here." "
The University of Washington is
the second largest institution in en
rollment west of the Mississippi River,
according to President Suzzallo,' the
largest being the University of Minne
sota. The student body at Seattle
numbered 4,600 last year. The cam
pus of the university is one of the
most beautiful in the United States,
the President savs. it is situated be
tween two lakes, on h'Hs overlooking
Seattle, and is covered with giant for
est trees.
"Our school of forestry is, I believe,
the best and most practical In the
country. The work is especially bene
ficial because qf the forestry industry
in the state. We also have a fine law
school, and a good graduate depart
ment." President and Mrs. Suzzallo left at
4:30 o'clock for Seattle.
DEUTSCHLAND DEPARTS AGAIN
Undersea Freighter Will Pass Scene
of Accident Before Bark.
By United Press
NEW LONDON, Conn., Nov. 21.
The Gerinan undersea freighter,
Deutschland made her second depart
ure for her home port of Bremen at
2:35 o'clock this afternoon. Escorted
by two tugs, which were to accompany
her to the three-mile limit, she passed
out of the harbor to the accompani
ment of cheers of many spectators,
shortly after 2:30. Once out into the
main stream, she slowly swung about,
pointed her nose toward the sea, and
steamed away.
With the tug Alert alongside the big
merchant submarine, she was soon
nearing the open sea.
There was no secrecy incident to
the departure today.
At 2:40 the Deutschland passed Fort
Crumball and was headed for 'the
south. The submersible will pass the
Race Rocks, where she collided with
a tug, about 4:30 o'clock this after
noon, judging by the speed she was
making. She will be able to clear the
Race well before dark and will then
have the benefit of the night for a fast
dash beyond the three-mile limit
The Deutschland passed out into
the sound shortly after 3 o'clock.
Soars-Roebuck Hasnt Leased Lot
The rumor that Sears-Roebuck and
Company, the Chicago mail order
house, had leased the lot on1 the north
west corner of Walnut street and
Christian College avenue, where the
Walnut Street Theater now stands
was denied this afternoon hv both B.
E. Hatton, who owns the theater, and
W. E. Farley, who owns the lot. The
present lease, according to Mr. Hat-
ton, has two more years to run.
RETURHSFORAVISIT
AFTER LONG ABSENCE
James E. Cox, 71 Years Old,
Is Still Healthy and Ac
tive and Likes to Hunt.
NOT HERE SINCE 1875
Notes Great Change in Co
lumbia and Is as Proud as
of His Home Town.
A happy old man, past the 70 -year
mark, one who has partaken of the
best In life and given the' best In re
turn, who was once bouyant, but is
now old such is James E. Cox, who
returned to Columbia Saturday night
to v lsit his sister, Mrs. F. M. Johnson.
. "r. Cox left Boone County forty-one
years ago. With the exception of four
years spent as registrar of deeds at
Jacksonville, 111., he has spent the en
tire time In the West. To use his ex
pression, he just "dropped in for a
shor.t visit to the scenes of his child
hood." Mr. Cox is actively engaged in busi
ness, being a paper-hanger and deco
rator a Wymore, Neb. He is yet ac
tive, regardless of his seventy-one
years. Hunting and fishing are sports
of which he is fond. He characterized
himself as an "old man having a good
time." J f
Father la te gash for GulJ.
His father, Thomas H. Cox, went
West in 1850, after the first rush for
gold and died in the following year.
Mr. Cox still has in his possession
letters written by his father to his
mother here, telling of his trip across
the plains. The party with which he
was traveling was attacked by Indians
several times. On one occasion the
travelers were compelled to surrender
their entire stock of provisions to
avoid massacre. Mr. Cox and his sis
ter read and re-read these letters, and
they both treasure them highly.
"Returning to Columbia is just 'like
a-srf-oure;"- said-Mr:"'CoxrrtTWas';
surprised to find so many of my old
friends still living, friends who have
the warm-hearted sympathy that only
old folks know. I expect to stay here
until I have had my visit out; then I
shall return to Nebraska.
"Columbia's growth and improve
ment are marvelous. The town I left
forty-one jears ago had no indication
of ever becoming the Columbia of to
day. I have found many boyhood
friends, and we have brought to life
many tales of the "old days.' The Uni
versity is one of the greatest Institu
tions in the West."
He's Prond of Columbia.
Mr. Cox is proud of Columbia even
as he is of his "home town," Wymore.
He asked for a list of all the educa
tional institutions here, to show to his
paper at Wymore.
"Though fond of the out-of-doors,
the more strenuous work of pioneer
ing and fighting Indians has not been
my vocation. I attribute my good'
health to the amount of time I spend
hunting and fishing. I would rather
do that than anything I know of."
While here Mr. Cox shouldered a gun
and spent some time in the woods
shooting quail and rabbits.
The visitor was born on a farm
three miles cast of Columbia. He was
only 4 years old when his father went
West in search of gold, never to re
turn alive. He and his sister are the
only living members of the family.
Their father was a native of Ken
tucky; Mrs. Johnson was born there.
Frank Johnson of the Palmer-Johnson
Hardware Company and William
Johnson are nephews of Mr. Cox.
Mrs. E. M. Thompson Buried.
The funeral of Mrs. E. M. Thompson,
who died Sunday, was held at the
home of her sister, Mrs. J. T. Jamison,
1113 Ash street yesterday afternoon.
The services were conducted by the
Rev. T. W. Young, pastor of the First
Baptist Church. Burial was in the Co
lumbia Cemetery.
Noonday Clnb Entertains Delegates.
The Noonday Club will entertain the
following delegates to the Missouri
Conference for Social Welfare Tues
day: Rabbi Leon Harrison of St.
Louis, James J. Tynon, warden of the
Colorado Penitentiary, and Dr. Wil
liam F. Snow, general secretary of the
American Social Hygiene Association.
Cheer Leaders to Go to K. U. Game.
C. L. Brewer, director of athletics,
has decided that the cheer leaders are
to go to the Kansas game with the
University Cadet Band next Tuesday.
He has also ordered white V-necked
sweaters with an emblem to be award
ed them for their services.
THE WEATHER
Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled weath
er probably with light rain or snow to
night. Wednesday partly cloudy weather.
Colder, temperature near or a lew degrees
ueiuw iue freezing point.
For Missouri: unsettled weather to-
nigni with ram east and south portions
colder west and central nnrtlnns: Wclnpa
day partly cloudy, colder southeast and
cist central portions.
Weather Conditions.
Cloudy skies prevail this morning In the
West Oulf States, the Plains And general
ly throughout the Mississippi and Mis
souri Valleys. In the remainder of the
country mostly clear weather obtains.
There has been but little precipitation.
Light snow has fallen over limited areas
In the Upper Mississippi drainage area,
and at T o'clock this morning light snow
.is railing at itosweu, few Mexico, ana
Anuirillo, Texas; and light rain at Okla
homa City, Oklahoma and Springfield, Mis
souri. Temperatures are not unusually low any
where. The freezing line of 32 degrees
skirts the northern border of Iowa, nest
era Kansas, and northwestern Texas.
In Columbia generally cloudy and un
settled weather will prevail during the
next thirty-six hours, perhaps with some
r.iln or snow during the -first part of the
period. Temperatures will lie near of a
few degree below the freezing point. Fair
neither Is indicated for Thursday.
Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday nus GO, and tho Ion est last
night whs :'.; precipitation, 000; relative
humidity 2 p. m. yesterday, 35 per cent.
A yeir ago yesterday the highest tempera
ture was 63, and the lowest 35; precipita
tion, .03. ,,.
The Almanac.
Run rose today, G.5D a. ni. Sun sets,
4.51 p. m.
Moon rises 2:54 a. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m. ... ...10 11 a. m. 37
S a. m. 30 12 m. 38
9 a. m. ?.G 1 p. m. 40
30 a. m. 36 2 p. m. 40
R. H STRHLIKEUf
Adamson Dispute Causes Un
certainty About Walkout
Expected January 1.
Ily United Tress
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2L A general
railroad strike January 1 may not fol
low as the result of the present situa
tion growing out of the Adamson Law
dispute. This interpretation was
placed this afternoon on rumors of
statements made by Chief Stone of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers that the question of a strike
"will be answered later,"
The element of doubt regarding the
remarks of Stone grew out of the fact
that-last week inTftw-Yorlr$he chiefs
said there would be a strike if they did
not get a real eight-hour day. Now It
is believed that the brotherhoods will
be contented to await a test of the
constitutionality of the Adamson Act.
The brotherhoods are shrouding
their movements in deeper secrecy
than that which marked their pro
gram last summer. Today the leaders
of brotherhoods are in Baltimore to
speak before the convenUon of the
American Federation of Labor, a move
that portends co-operation between
them to force an eight-hour day in all
branches of railroad service. At the
same time the Department of Justice
and the legal department of the broth
erhobds are ready for the opening of
the test Thursday, when the Union Pa
cific and the Santa Fe will start their
suits in Kansas City.
HEIRS CONTEST WILL OF UNCLE
Suit Filed In Circuit Court Alleging
Newland Was of Unsound Hind.
A suit has been filed u the Circuit
Court by Mrs. Melissa J. Hern of
Huntsdale and Polly C. and Miss Julia
W. Gentry pf Columbia contesting the
will of their uncle, L. S. Newla'nd, of
near Huntsdale who died January 1,
1916. The petition states that Mr.
Newland, dying without direct heirs,
left his entire property to his wife;
that she died eleven days later leaving
no will and that fifteen defendants,
relatives of hers, claim Jthe property.
The plaintiffs claim that Mr. Newland
was of unsound mind when he made
the will and was unduly influenced.
The case has been set for the January
term of court
OMAR D. GRAY MAY GET POSITION
Rumor Says Gardner Will Appoint
Him to Public Office.
It Is reported in St Louis on ap
parently good authority that Omar D.
Gray, editor of the Sturgeon Leader,
will be appointed by Governor-elect
Gardner as a member of the Public
Service Commission. The salary of a
commissioner Is $5,500.
No Fire, Merely Wanted Inspection.
A misunderstanding over the tele
phone when Miss Sallie Orear called
uo the fire department asking for an
inspection of her building at Tenth
and Broadway caused the firemen to
make a run to the Orear Building at
o'clock this afternoon. When they
arrived it was explained to them that
l,only an inspection was wanted.
Negro "Bootlegger" Fined $3W.
Cham Harris, a negro laborer, was
fined $300 and costs in police court
this morning for "booUegging." A
stay o' esecuUon was granted.
GREEKS IN REFUSAL
TO OUSTMINISTERS
Cabinet Declines to Dismiss
German, Bulgarian and
Turkish Agents.
(?ERBS
MAKING GAINS
k
esistance of Enemy Becomes
More Stubborn as Fresh
f Trnnne A r T) ucVijJ TTrt
By United Tress
LONDON, Nov. 21. A Central News
dispatch from Athens today stated
that the Greek cabinet refused the
demand of Admiral Fournet, repre
senting the Allies, that the German,
Bulgarian and Turkish ministers leave
the capital before tomorrow. The dis
patch states that another meeting of
the cabinet will be held before the
matter is determined definitely.
Serbians Keep Up Pursuit
By United Tress T
SALONIKI, Nov. 21. The Serbian
forces are hotly attacking the Bui-
gaiiau iuiv,cof nuw tv,vi.uuu6
lore Prilep, after being forced from
tthe Monastir region.' The Serbi.have
captured seven towns despite resist
ance of the enemy. This resistance is
jnore stubborn because fresh troops
are reinforcing the Bulgarians. )
British Commander Tells of Raids.
By United Press
LONDON. Nov. 21. Raiding of the
enemy at Gommecourt and Ypres was
reported by General Halg, BriUsh
commander-in-chief, tonight. His
statement said the British line had
been heavily shelled by Germans
southwest of Gommecourt. The Brit
ish, however, captured the German
night patrol.
Germans Claim Advances Everywhere.
By United Press
BERLIN, Nov. 21. "Our infantry
now advances everywhere," the Ger-
man., ofcial. statement saldtoday, .re
counting tne victories or tne Teutonic
armies against the Rumanians. Under
German pressure the Rumanians have
retired to Filiash, according to Rus
sian official reports from Petrograd.
The statement said that in the Alta
Valley the Rumanians were going
southward under German pressure.
The Petrograd dispatch said that the
situation in -Dobrudja was un
changed. Allies Press Teuton Rear Guard.
By United Press
PARIS, Nov. 21. The Bulgarian
Germa'n" rear guard of the army re
treating from Monastir is being close
ly pressed by the Allies, according to
the French official statement today.
The rear guard is guarded by strong
artillery support
Craioca Occupied by German Troops.
By United Press I
BERLIN, Nov. 2L Craioca was oc
cupied by German troops at noon to
day, it-was announced i by the war of
fice this evening. l
85 EXTRA PLAYERS TO KANSAS
Band Will Play In Kansas City High
Schools Day Before Game.
The Committee on Intercollegiate
AthleUcs of the University met. last
night and completed plans for the trip
to the Kansas game.
The band will leave Tuesday night
and will .play at the different high
schools in Kansas City Wednesday.
The committee decided to send thlr-ty-flvemen
besides the Varsity to the
Kansas game. These will be scrubs
and men on the squad. Eighteen
freshmen, who have been scrimmaging
regularly against the Varsity, alao will
make the trip.
B. CASTELEMAN IS BURIED
Funeral Services of Paralysis Victim
Held Yesterday Afternoon.
B. Castleman. who died of paralysis
Sunday afternoon at his home near
Browns, was buried yesterday after
noon in the Oakland Church cemetery.
Mr. Castleman, who was 76 years old,
was one of the largest stock shippers
of Boone County. He Is survived by
his wife.
Colombians on St Loals Program.
Two Columbians. Mrs. Flora Hart
ley Greene, director of the Missouri
Federation of Women's Clubs, and Dr.
M. P. Ravenel, professor of preven- i
tlve medicine, are on the program of
the American Social Hygiene Asso
ciation, which is meeUng In St Louis.
Mrs. Green will speak on "The Contri
bution of Women's Clubs to the So
cial Hygiene Movement" Professor
Ravenel's subject will be "Health As-
pects of Social Hygiene."
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