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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 4, 1917.
i. o:s PART IN WAR
WILL BE CONSIDERED
Faculty to Make Recom
mendations to Curators on
ACTION UP TO BOARD
Doctor Hill Says He Has Re
ceived No Word From
the War Department.
"The University faculty
at 4 o'clock this afternoon, one week!
in advance or its regular monthly was -h ; precipitation ).: relative lmmid-
i Ity - p. in. jestenl.iy .it per n-iit. A ji-.ir
meeting, on account of the Board of'aco jesti-nlay tin- highest tenipcratme '
Curators' meeting tomorrow. They
will consider what action should he
taken on credit for this semester to
students who volunteer or arc drafted
into the United States armies; on ways
in which the laboratories of the Uni-
crsity may he made of some service'
to the Government and the like; and
make recommendations to the Board
"I have had no communication
from the United States War Depart
ment, hut have had some correspon
dence with voluntary agencies that
plan to effect the co-operation of the
college and university men in the
The foregoing statement was made
by President A. Ross Hill this after
noon, when asked what provisions he
University had made in event of a
declaration of war. Doctor Hill said
that the part the University and the
students would play was now a mat
ter of guesswork, as he had no com
munication from the Government.
The voluntary agencies to which he
refers in his statement are those com
posed of representatives of the var
ious colleges and universities of the
country who are writing to their alum
ni and finding out just what they and
the enrolled students are best fitted
for in case of war. The plans in this
regard are still in the formative stage
The plans for conscription, as they
hac been received here, say that all
men between 18 and 23 years can be
drafted. Practically all students of
the University come between these
CAIIKTS GET TEST IN REAL WAR
Colonel I'enn Sajs Attacking Force
Would Hate Suffered.
To locate and attack an enemy force
that had passed twenty minutes be
fore their arrival on the golf links
was the war problem assigned six
companies of the University Cadet
forps under Major X. D. Twitchell, by
Colonel J. A. Pcnn, U. S. A., in the an
nual War Department inspection yes
terday afternoon. The enemy force
was the two other companies of the
regiment, which were sent by the Colo
nel half a mile south of the golf links
out of sight of the attacking force.
The cadets assembled in service
uniform at 1:30 o'clock.They marched
to the golf links, where the battle
problem was taken tip. Scouting pa
trols were sent in the direction the
enemy was reported to taye taken.
The signal company relayen messages
back to the attacking force. When the
enemy was located, three companies
advanced in skirmish line, followed
by the remaining companies of the
regiment under the command of Major
J L. Xeal.
The verdict of Colonel Penn -was
that a large part of the attacking force
would have been annihilated on ac
count of needless exposure in advanc
ing. The advance of the reserve force
was commended, however.
Colonel Pcnn left yesterday after
noon for Boonville, where he inspected
the Kemper Military School cadets
today. He will inspect the Wentworth
Military Academy cadets at Lexing
LOCAL COLLEGE OFFERS HELP
Stephens College Faculty and Students
Telegraph Support to Wilson.
The Stephens College faculty yester
day afternoon unanimusly voted to ex
tend their sen ices in any way possible
to President Wilson in the present
crisis, and indorsed heartily the course
recommended by him. The students
oi the college adopted the same action i
at a mass meeting last night Both
the faculty and the students sent night
leetters to the President
The College will raise a 14-foot flag
n the central tower of the building
at 7:30 o'clock" tomorrow morning. A
Patriotic program will accompany the
Tor C'nlumlit.1 anil vicinity K.ilii this af
ternoon and uroliulily flrt part of tonluht.
I colder tonldit. tenippnitiirc to : or Ion-
ter. iinirsciaj- iair aim roiiiinueu cooi.
i or .Missouri iiaiu tins niiermion ami
iinilp.ililv tonlclit: colder tonlirlit. Tlmr.
day fair, colder extreme east ami warmer
Cloudy and unsettleil weather contlniie
In practically all of the country from the
eastern slope of the Itm-Lles to ami Inelud-
iii;r tne Mississippi alley, l'reeipitallou
though has Iteeti rat lie r of a local charac
ter than neneral. falling at scattered points.
except In Missouri ami Ion a where It was
Sac alnni; the southern coasts and low
er half of the .Mississippi Valley the weath
er Is unsc.isonahly cold; the freezing line
of Z2 decrees; runs through western Kan
sas, and will advance east and south dur
ing the nct thirty-six hours.
In Colunihia the sky will tie clear Thurs.
day, lint the weather will Im- rather raw
and cold till Trldav. with night tenipera-
turos near the freezing point.
I Loral Data.
k I The highest teniM.ratnre in f'olumlil.i
vi-sti-ril.iv was Kl and the lowest last night
was 1,1 ami me lowesi .-; prci-ipnaiiou
Sun rises today. .-:(! a. i
R :.".' p. in.
.Moon sots -1:01 n. in.
0 DECISION IX CIRCUIT COURT
Jury Still Out In Case of Slate ex rel
Helmlck Against T. B. Wade.
The jury was still out late this after-
non in the Boone County Circuit Court
in the case of the state ex Tel P. C.
Helmick against T. B. Wade for con
stable damages. The day was taken
up with filing of motions. Xo decisions
Mrs. W. T. Cowlishaw was granted
$25 suit money by Judge David H. Har
ris in the divorce case of Mrs. W. T.
Cowlishaw against W. T. Cowlishaw in
the Boone County Circuit Court this
morning. The case was continued un
til the June term of court.
The following state cases were de
cided by the Circuit Court yesterday
Roy Burnett was sentenced to five
years in the penitentiary for forging
Leslie Kincaide and Mat Frost,
charged with gambling, entered a
plea of guilty and were fined $50 and
Cecil Foster, 18 years old, was sen
tenced to the reform school at Boon
ville until he is 21 years old. Foster
was found guilty of larceny.
Curtis R. Stewart, after entering a
plea of guilty of carrying concealed
weapons, was fined $100. He was
granted a stay of execution for ten
In the damage case of W. T. Hodge
against the Chicago & Alton Railroad
Company, on the application of the
defendant, a change of venue was
granted to the Audrain County Cir
TWO RECRUITS FOR COMPANY F
J. 0. Robnett and L. F. Hetzler Join
Local Militia Organization.
James O. Robnett, son of D. A.
Robnett, and Leo F. Hetzler, son of
W. J. Hetzler, are two recent recruits
to join Company F. Mr. Robnett is
a student in the University, and Mr.
Hetzler is employed at the Hetzler
Brothers Ice Plant, 318-20 Broadway.
Company F will meet at 7: 30 o'clock
tonight in the Armonry to prepare for
federal inspection, which will be con
ducted by a regular army officer at
7:30 o'clock tomorrow night.
FRENCH GAIN NEAR ST. QUENTIN
Penetrate German Lines on Entire
Front and Advance at Somme.
By United Press
PARIS, April 4. French patrols to
day penetrated the German lines to
the outskirts of St. Quentin, the offi
cial statement declared. French troops
continued their advance on the entire
front in the St. Quentin region last
night. Thee statement also reported
progress made on both banks of the
C. C. Taylor Will Talk at Church.
C. C. Taylor of the department of
sociology will speak at the special
meeting at the Christian Church to
night on "A Rational Fight for Char
acter." This will take the place of
the regular sermon of the revival
services being conducted by the Rev.
Madison A. Hart. The services will
continue this week and part of next.
Separate Peace For Bulgaria Planned.
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 4.
The Lausanne Gazette declares this
afternoon that negotiations by Bui
garia f0r a separate peace had been
undertaken in Switzerland.
Austria Plans to Break With l". S.
Br United Press
THE HAGUE, April 4. Austria has
practically decided to break relations
with America as soon as the United
States declares war on its ally, Germany.
LIBRARY LEV! PAILS;
SCHOOL TAX CARRIES
Heavy First Ward Vote De
feats Building Plan Ma
jority Against, 136.
CITY OFFICES FILLED
J. E. Boggs, Mayor Dr. J.
E. Thornton, J. M. Tay
lor Again Directors.
Vote on (he Tax Levies.
For school levy C74
Against school levy 291
For public library levy 470
Against library levy 606
The proposed levy for the main
tenance of a free public library was
defeated at the regular city election
yesterday by a majority of 136 votes.
The defeat of the levy may be attri
buted to the First Ward, which re-
turned a majority of 221 against it;
the second defeated it bv a 66 maior-
ity; the third voted even, with 66;
the fourth proved the strong one for
the library, returning a majority of
131 for the levy.
The school levy carried by a ma
jority of 383. Only one ward, the
first, showed any manifestation of
opposition. The levy carried there
by only sixteen votes. Under the
laws a school district is prohibited
from levying more than 40 cents on
the $100 valuation for school purpos
es. The measure presented yester
day was the same as that presented
for several years, providing an addi
tional levy of 60 cents.
School Directors Re-elected.
Dr. J. E. Thornton and J. M. Tay
lor were re-elected school directors.
These were the only contested offices
in the election yesterday. F. L. Lim
erick and Dr. J. B. Cole also were on
the ticket Doctor Thornton receded
736 votes; Mr. Taylor, 543. Doctor
Cole followed, with 40S votes.
M. L. Edwards, police judge, receiv
ed the highest number of votes, 1,130.
The average vote cast for all city of
ficers was 1,128.
Election Mere Ratification.
The election yesterday was more of
a ratification than an election, as
nomination in the Democratic pri
mary means election in Columbia. The
following city officers were chosen
yesterday: Mayor, James E. Boggs;
city marshal, John L. Whitesides; po
lice judge, M. L. Edwards; city at
sor, J. H. Barnett; collector, Berry
W. Jacobs; treasurer, W. A. Shaw;
councilman First Ward. J. E. Bar
nett; Second Ward, A. E. Rothwell;
Third Ward, Percy M. Klass; Fourth
Ward, F. F. Stephens.
The election was quiet, although
the library question stimulated the
vote somewhat. The women of the
civic organizations were at the polls
all dayjn the interest of the library.
University professors were instru
mental in getting out an increased
Another Rooming House Quarantined.
Homer T. Clay, a student in the
School of Medicine, was taken yester
day to the hospital annex with scarlet
fever. The residence of Mrs. G. W.
Kennedy, 400 South Sixth street, where
Mr. Clay rooms, was placed under
quarantine. Consequently the boys
roming at the house, H. J. Huffmon,
G. H. McCleary, F. R. Suddarth and
H. K. Wilkinson, will not be able to
go home for the Easter holidays. Clar
ence Huber, another roomer, was re
leased from the Parker Memorial
Hospital yesterday afternoon, having
recovered from grip. He left immedi
ately for his home at Boonville.
Two 3fore Armed Steamers Safe.
By United Press
WASHIXGTOX. April 4. Two armed
American Line steamers, the St. Louis
their destinations, the Xavy Depart-
ment announced today.
Baptists Plan Special Senices.
A special Easter baptismal service
will be conducted by the Rev. T. W.
Young at the Baptist Church next Sun
day. Special music will be given by
Columbia Couple Marry at BoonTllle.
C. E. Brooks and Miss Janie Wise,
both of Columbia, were married early
today at Boonville. Both are employed
at the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory.
COUNCIL SITS IN LAST MEETING
Arrangements Made for the Installa
tion of New Officials.
The members of the present City
Council assembled last night and
transacted the final business of that
body for the city. All unfinished
business of previous meetings was
considered, and arrangements made
for the installation of the new may
or, C. E. Boggs, and the three new
councilmen, A. E. Rothwell, J. E. Bar
nett and Prof. F. F. Stephens, at the
A resolution was introduced and ac
cepted last night to Increase the city
attorney's salary from $150 to $300
a year. Councilman Lee Walker aft
erward proposed that the salary of
the city clerk be raised from $S0 to
$90 a month. Considerable discus
sion followed the resolution, and it
was unanimously decided to table it
until the next meeting. The council
also voted down the proposal to in
crease the salaries of councilmen.
The council approved the city en
gineer's report establishing a grade
on the first alley north of Broadway,
between Seventh and Guitar streets,
and establishing a grade on Price
avenue from Hinkson to Eugenia
streets. An ordinance was ordered
drawn requiring sealed bids to be sub
mitted on all construction work.
Councilman E. B. McDonnell, chair
man of the water and light committee
of the council, reported that bids were
not ready on the proposed reservoir.
The following accounts were reported
and allowed by the council: water
and light, $4,681.06; security fund.
$30; general revenue fund, $3,135.11;
Conley poor fund, $215.03.
GLEE CLUB BEGINS EASTER TOUR
Will Ghc Concerts in SeTen Cities In
Missouri and Kansas.
The University of Missouri Glee and
Mandolin Clubs left at 1 o'clock today
on their annual Easter vacation con
cert tour. The clubs will give con
certs in six cities in Missouri and one
city in Kansas, returning to Columbia
Thursday, April 12.
I51" Tho flrst concert will be given to-
night at Sedalia. The other cities that
will be visited arc: Warrensburg,
Kansas City, Atchison, Kan., St. Jo
seph, Savannah and Hamilton. The
clubs were accompanied by Chester
Murray, director of the Glee Club.
Those making the trip are: William
G. Clegg, Earle M. Duffleld, Earle W.
Henderson, Xorman D. Twichell, Em
mons B. Whisner, Claude E. Bohrer,
Arthur M. Brackett, Rudolf O. Eyssell,
Frank E. Gillett, Virgil Kline, Adolph
C. Boefer, D. F. Gray, Arthur Lang-
mcier, Edwin A. Mayes, David H. Pow
ell, R. Egger, David F. Banks,
Howard Boone. Merle H. Duflield, G.
G. McCaustland, Leslie E. Ziegler,
Lewis C. Cook, W. Eugene McCown,
Cyrus X. Johns, Samuel Hurwitz,
Frank P. Mathews, Clarence W. Placke,
F. F. Stice, G. Kenneth Teasdale, X.
A. 3IcCLANAHAX WINS CONTEST
Will Represent 3LU. In Intercollegi
ate Oratory G Others Compete.
Alva McClanahan won first place in
the preliminary oratorical contest held
in the University Auditorium last
night. Mr. McClanahan's subject was
"America's Opportunity." He will
represent the University of Missouri in
the intercollegiate oratorical contest
this year. E. V. Abernathy was chos
en as alternate. He spoke on "Equal
ity of Opportunity." The five other
contestants were B. T. Hurwitz, G. A.
Hope, S. P. Dalton, C. C.Torr and F.
Prof. S. D. Gromer, Prof. G. H. Sa
bine, and R. M. Dewey, instructors in
English, were the judges. Prof. F. M.
Tisdel introduced the speakers.
BRYANT DECLARED INELIGIBLE
3L Y. C. Committee Rules That Tiger
Pitcher Is Professional.
George R. Bryant, last year's
Tiger pitcher, will not participate in
this year's Missouri Valley Conference
games, according to a notice received
here yesterday from S. W. Beyer of
Ames, la., chairman of the Conference
eligibility committee. Bryant was
eliminated for playing professional
baseball. Last season he twirled for
Hannibal in the Three I League. Sim
ilar cases elsewhere in the confer
ence will probably result in the elimi
nation of players from other teams.
Wilson's Speech fo Germans by Air.
By United Press
LONDON, April 4. In view of the
improbability that the German press
will be permitted to publish the full
text of President Wilson's address, the
Allies are considering the broadcast
distribution of the speech over thp
German lines by means of aeroplane
PLANS FOR MOBILIZATION
OF YOUNGJEN 18 TO 23
All War Preparations Will Be in Hands of President
When House Passes Resolution Officering
and Training of Forces to Be One of First
Moves Army to Be Drafted in Increments
of 500,000 Under 3-Year Policy.
SCIENTISTS AND MARRIED
MEN EXEMPT FROM DRAFT
Those Who Can Serve Country Better at Home
Will Wear Buttons or Symbols to Indicate
They Are not Slackers No Troops Will Prob
ably Go to Europe for Six Months Govern
ment Will Aid Allies in Building Ships.
By United Press ,
WASHINGTON. April 4. The House adjourned this afternoon
after having passed the Military Academy Appropriation Hill. It will
take up immediately the Administration's war resolution upon conven
ing at 10 o'clock tomorrow.
After twenty-five minutes of dehate, the House passed the $240,
000,000 Army Hill. This is the bill that failed in the Senate last-session.
The House also passed the $138,000,000 Sundry Civil Service Hill,
after an hour's discussion.
By United Press
WASHIXGTOX, April 4. By the
time that Congress adopts the war
resolution all plans and preparations
for the moblization of America's forc
es will be in the hands of the Presi
dent. The arming and selective conscrip
tion of the country's young men as
rapidly as they can be officered and
trained is one of the most important
provisions of the plans. Married
men, scientific men and others who
can be used to the nation's advantage
more effectively than as soldiers will
be exempt, but all others will be ex
pected to come under the colors. To
vindicate that exempted men are r.ot
slackers, the government will have
some distinguishing system such as
England's which gives those and oth
ers serving the country in various
ways certain kinds of buttons or sym
bols to wear.
Under the 3-year basis plan it is
the intention of the Government to
train men in increments of 500,000
until there are sufficient to beat Ger
many. Xo men will be sent to Eu
rope immediately. Probably none
will go for at least six months. The
maximum age limit for. men for the
first increment is expected to be be
tween IS and 23 years.
Pending the raising of America's
army this government is planning to
assist in building ships for the Al
lies and aid in patroling the Atlan
tic. Money, food and other necessi
ties of war will be exported to Eng
land and France. The greatest prob
lem is getting the supplies to the Al
lied ports, it is admitted by naval
authorities; hence the big work be
fore the naval and war departments
at the present time is combating the
Stone and Shackleford Aganst War.
By United Press
WASHINGTON. April 4. Prosecu
tion of the war to a finish was the
apirit in both houses this morning.
The House Foreign Affairs Commit
tee voted favorably on the war reso
lution and leaders assert the meas
ure is certain to come up tomorrow
for final vote in the Senate.
Two pacifist, peace-at-any-price rep
resentatives to the last, Cooper of Wis
consin and Shackleford of Missouri,
voted against the resolution. Wheu
the resolution went to the Senate this
afternoon. Stone of Missouri and Vard
mann of Mississippi decried the war
move, but staid members and the gal
lery gave the decided impression that
they were ready to go to the utmost
limits in making war against Germany
and making its successful. Stone,
however, will vote against the resolu
tion. Senator Hitchcock opened the
Senate debate and together with Sena
tor Lodge aroused the Senate to the
highest pitch of excitement. The Sen
ate, at all events, will act forcibly In
indorsing the resolution, and it is
practically certain that it will pass
Pacifist speeches may delay pro
ceeding for a time, but the Congres
sional sentiment as a whole is for
One Resolution Asks Delay.
A resolution was introduced by
Senator McCumber of Xorth Dakota
this morning, calling for a delay in
making the open declaration of war
and thus giving Germany a final op
portunity of withdrawing its subma
rine warfare policy. McCumber pro
posed that the United States recog
nize the right of any belligerent na
tion to maintain a blockade.
"I am pausing," said McCumber,
"long enough on the brink of war to
allow Germany to withdraw her il
legal submarine warfare." He pro
posed that Americans be warned to
stay off Allied and all other ships
until final negotiations with Germany
could take place at this time. He de
clared that he did not condone Ger
many's submarine warfare, but said
the United States should remain neu
tral at this most critical time ir
there was the slightest possibility to
do so, for the nation is about to bo
called upon to perform an unparallel
ed service to the world in leading the
Senator Vardmann, after the
speech of McCumber's, said, "I am
ready to give my life and all I have
for my country to keep it out of war."
Stone Still Against War.
Senator Stone of Missouri said:
"I fear Congress will involve the
United States in war. When you do
you will commit the greatest blunder
in history. I shall vote against com
mitting this mistake, to prevent
which I would gladly lay down my
life. But if the constituted powers
of my Government shall decide we
must go into the war, then I shall
cast doubts and forebodings to the
wind, and my eyes shall be blind to
everything but the flag of my country
borne by the American boys through
the storm of war, and my ears will
be deaf to every call but that of my
country in this hour of peril.
"If Congress unfurls the battle
flag, however profound my horror, I
will at once stand in obedience to my
flag, dutifully, willingly and ready
to perform any service or make any
sacrifice necessary to bring the cause
we espouse to a successful Issue."
Shackleford Stands for Peace.
Representative Shackleford filed a
separate minority report giving his
reason for voting against the war bill
in committee. "Xo nation," he main
tained, "has yet dishonored the Unit
ed States. We can only dishonor our
selves. It is no dishonor to ignore the
injury done to us."
The Missourian however, promised
support to the President If the bill