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Alreadv About Fifty Have
Applied to Become Mem
bers of the Officers' Re
serve Corps Here.
Two Townsmen and Three
Students Make an Effort
to Join the United States
Aviation Corps.
Students, former students, profes
sors and residents of Columbia have
put in applications to become mem
bers of the Officers' Reserve Corps.
About fifty of these have made their
applications through Major Castle,
Commandant of Cadets.
"Other persons have sent their ap
plications direct to the War Depart
ment," said Major Castle, "so that the
exact number offering their services
cannot be told accurately."
Several professors in the Universi
ty have volunteered their services to
the government "in any way in which
they can be of the greatest help."
Horace Ware, a brother-in-law of
W. J. Palmer, who received his dis
charge from the U. S. Navy January
15 of this year received a telegram
at noon yesterday ordering him to re
port in uniform at the St. Louis re
cruiting station for transportation to
the League Island Navy Yard at Phil
adelphia. He joined the Fleet Naval
Reserve two days after his discharge
and was given the rank of electrician.
first class radial.
F. C. Nelson, linotype machinist-operator
at the Stephens Publishing
Company, John Nowell, a former stu
dent in the University, Virgil Beck.
Owen Itichards and Anton Stankow
ski. all students in the University,
have made application to become
members of the aviation corps.
Faculty Men Offer Services.
Hermann Schlundt, professor of
chemistry in the University, has offer-
ed his services as a chemist. W. J.
Shepard, professor of political sci
ence, will offer his services to be em
ployed as the government thinks best.
Professor Shephard attended the
Plattsburg Military Training Camp
last summer. W. H. Lawrence, pro
- -
fessor of horticulture, has made ap-
Tiltiti,. fnr' i iri fnrctlit in flip flimr-
plication for a majorship in the quar
termaster corps. Dean Walter Miller
of the Graduate School has offered his
services in any capacity in which he
can be used. George Reeder who Is
director of the U. S. Bureau stationed
here, has offered his services
and j
those of his two sons, one of whom ;
is IS j ears old, the other 20. Mr. j salary equal to that now paid will he
Reeder was formerly captain of a , open to each employe affected.
Texas company of the National Guards j If the government salary the em
and has seen service. L. C. Bennis, i ploye receives is equal to or less than
assistant in horticulture, has offered one-half his regular salary in the
his services to the Officers' Reserve i service of the Western Union, he will
Milton Quinn, who was graduated
from the School of Medicine In 1916,
has offered his -services and will be
sent to the army in Texas as a health
insnwtnr r TI Wnrrlpk. of St. Jo
seph, a freshman in the University,
enlisted In Kansas City last Friday
while home for the holidays. He is a
member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fra
ternity. Ira B. Hyde, who now is em
ployed on the Trenton (Mo.) Repub
lican another member of this frater
nity belongs to the Officers' Reserve
Corps through having been an honor
graduate of the Western Military
Academy. He has received notice
from the War Department to be pre
pared for duty. Abraham Tabachnlck,
ho was graduated from the School
of Engineering last year, applied to
the EngineerniK Corns of the U. S.
Army and a month ago was given a
second lieutenantcy.
-Yew ton in Engineering Corps. ,
G. D. Newton, a professor In the . The War Hastens Marriages.
School of Engineering, has een ap-, Hy United Pre
ponted a major in the Engineers Re- , ;
serve Corps. One professor in the i . . .
!,., i r-, . i u .v. ,,' times the average number were Issued
School of Engineering said that hej.
' horn tnilnv
ihmifrbt m.A. ot.... In ttio onhnnl YxrmilM
ti. cicij uiau iu fc. w..w .. uu.u
offer his services it they were needed.
Three University professors in the
School of Medicine, Dr. Guy L. Noyes.
Dr. Max W. Myer and Dr. M. P.
(Continued on page four.)
April 13. Jefferson Day Banquet at Vir
ginia Grill; Governor Frederick D.
Gardner to speak.
April 17 to 20. Baby Conference, Parker
Memorial xiospuui. iu uuu i-. i
and 3 o'clock, Tuesday, Wednesday,
nnd Thursday; 10 and 12 o'clock,
April J0 Association of Collegiate Alumnae
play, "Tlie Man Who Married a
Dumb Wife." University-Auditorium.
May 4. Twelfth Annual Farmers' Fair.
May ti. Fourteenth Annual High School
May 7. Journalism Week begins.
May 11. Made-ln-Japan Banquet at Roth
well Gymnasium .
Teachers In Conference In Chicago
Send Resolution to Wilson.
CHICAGO, April 7. A copy of a
resolution adopted by the American
Association of Teachers of Journalism
in conference here recommending the
appointment of an experienced news
paper man for military censor were
sent to President Wilson. The meet
ing of the Association will be held in
Milwaukee next year.
War Preparations Being
Made Following Sink
ing of Parana.
Bv United Tress
RIO DE JANIERO, April 7. Brazil
is preparing for war, following the
sinking of the Parana and the sub
sequent loss of the lives of three Bra
zilians. The government has taken
over all ships and docks.
Legations Are Guarded.
By United Fress
RIO DE JANIERO, April 7. The
Brazilian Government has made requi
sition for government use of the entire
fleet of commercial navigation ves
sels, together with all docks and
equipment for purposes of national de
fense. The German and Austrian le
gations were put under guird. Pub
lic sentiment is high against Germany
and apparently means the alignment
of Brazil with America against the
Teutonic Powers.
Cuba Declares War.
By United Press
HAVANNA. April 7. Following the
passage of the war resolution in the
Cuban Senate, the House at G:10 o'
clock this afternoon declared war
against Germany. Friendship for
America was the cause of the decision.
Western Union Offers to Compensate
Employes In U. S. Sen Ice.
Western Union Telegraph Company
' i.- r kA v
lempioyes, now uieiuueia ui mc .m-
j Uonal Guard caned out by the Presl-
. , . i t l .1...
cient. ana wno nave uteii iu uik -
vice of the company for one year or
longer, will be paid one-half their
regular salary while In the service of
the country, according to a letter re-
1 , ceived by the local office yesterday.
At the end of the period of one year
or extended period, a position at a
I oe pam one-nan ms regular salary Dy
the company. Each employe will be
j paid enough in addition to his govern
ment salary to make the sum of his
government and company salaries
equal to his total regular Western Un-
ion salar
Sixteen Civilians Killed When Ger
mans Throw 7,500 Shells.
By United Preu
PARIS. April 7. Fifteen civilians
were killed today when Germany threw
7.500 shells into Rheims, the official
statement reported tonight.
All Easter Ceremonies at the Yatican
HaTe Been Cancelled.
By United Press
ROME, April 7. The Pope has can
celled Easter ceremonies to pray for
j peace.
Big Muddy Above. Flood Stage.
8y United Prew
BISMARCK, N. D.. April 7. The
Missouri River at this point is five
feet above flood stage.
Tarnowsky Has Never Been
Satisfactory to Germany
Hague Reports Penfiield
Has His Passports.
Although London and Berlin
Announce Severance of
, Relations, Report Is Not
Confirmed in America.
By United Pres
7. Austria has re-
called Tarnowsky, her ambassador. J
who was never received by the United
States, to" Berlin's satisfaction. "Wil
son's Vienna trick failed," says the
Vosslche Zeitung, "as failed his Ger
man trick to construct differences be
tween the government and the peo
ple." At War With Austria, Too.
By United Pres
LONDON, April 7. Austria-Hungary
apparently has broken relations
with the United States. Foreign Min
ister Ternowsky at Washington has
been instructed to demand his pass
ports it was reported from two sourc
es today, a special agency dispatch
from the Hague asserted. A Paris
dispatch said Austrian papers made
formal announcement of Austrian al
liance with Germany in waging war
against America. Dispatches from
the Hague indicate that Ambassador
Penfleld and his staff have been given
their passports and are on the way to
Switzerland and that the Netherlands
will represent the United States at
Vienna hereafter.
It was also reported that the mem
bers of Turkish and Bulgarian powers
would shortly announce the formal
severing of relations with the United
Sujs Penfleld Gels Passporls.
By United Press
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 7.
American Ambassador Penfleld of Vi
enna has demanded his passports and
probably will leave tomorrow, accord
ing to a delayed dispatch received
here today.
'ut Confirmed In Washington.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 7. The Aus
trian Embassy told the United Press
todaj that they know nothing regard
ing the reported break in relations be
tween Austria and the United States.
The State Department made the same
Five Thousand Mexican
Troops Reported Moving
North From Torreon.
Bv United Press
EL PASO, April 7. Five thousand
Carranzistas under General Amaro are
reported to be moving north from Tor
reon. General Murguia with 9,000
troops has abandoned Chihuahua City
to the Villlstas and is moving his
troops and artillery to Juarez. Amer
ican officials are worried and fear an
Railroads to Get Rate Increase.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April- 7. There
were strong official indications today
that the Interstate "Commerce Com
mission would Immediately take steps
to grant the advance in rates to the
railroads as a result of the condi
tions brought .about by the war.
May Call Off Athletic Contests.
By United Press
WACO, Texas, April 7. War may
cause all athletic events in the South
western Intercollegiate Conference to
be cancelled, according to the presi
dent of the University of Arkansas,
who has called for a vote on the ques
tion. Lakes' Wireless May Operate.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 7. AH radio
stations on the Great Lakes operating
between the shore and ships and all
commercial work In the Pacific except
overland workings are allowed to con
tinue operations for the present, the
Navy Department announces tonight.
Visitor Is Supposed to Be
Part of Spectacular Attack
Against American Sea
board Cities.
Charges Against Prisoners
Range From Keeping
..-1.111 IS UJ ilil.lllllg itglUC5
to Rebellion.
By United Pre..
NEWPORT, R. I., April 7. The cap-
ture of German commerce raider Is
expected tonight. Naval cutters are
patrolling the coast off Nantucket
Lightship. The Customs Collector
has warned ships to stay in the harbSr,
By United Preu
German Raider Oft antucket.
NEWPORT, April 7. The Nantuck
et Shoals Lightship today reported a
German raider sighted off Cape Hen
ry. All shipping was notified at once
and obliged to remain in port. It was
also reported in an early message from
the island of Nantucket that a strange
craft was sighted inside the 3-mile
limit at that point
That Germany may stage something
in the way of a spectacular attack
against the United States within the
next few days, similar to the visit of
rthe U-boat 53, is confidently expected.
The navy is going to do everything
within its power to patrol the entire
coast line and all lighthouses, light
boats and fishing vessels have been
ordered to report at once the appear
ance of any hostile craft. Collector
of the Port, Wolcott, says the report
he received was that the raider had
passed the lightship headed in the di
rection of New York.
Tiro U. S. Boats Reported Sank.
Hy United Press
BOSTON, April 7. Persistent rum
ors along the water front declare that
the fishing trawlers Tide and Swell,
have been sunk by a German raider
100 miles e'ast of Boston. Although no
verification of the sinking has been
obtained some credence is given the
report since the trawlers were fishing
in the field in which the raider was
seen earlier in the day. The vessels
were valued at $100,000 each and car
ried twenty men each.
German Cruiser Blown Up.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 7. The Ger
man cruiser. Cormorant, has been
blown up by its crew in a port of the
Island of Guam, the Navy Department
announced today. The ship was de
stroyed by the Germans as the United
States marines were going to seize
the vessel. Two German warrant of
ficers and five German enlisted men
were killed by the explosion. Twelve
warrant officers and 231 enlisted men
of the vessel were taken prisoners.
The news reached the State Depart
ment by means of the United States
radio station located on the island. The
boat was a German raider acquired in
the early days of the war after it had
been making war upon Allied com
merce in the South Pacific.
German in Frisco Arrested.
By United Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.Moritz
S. von Goldstein, prominent insurance
man, was arrested by Federal authori
ties this afternoon as an alien enemy
on orders received from Washington.
Von Goldstein is a naturalized Ameri
can citizen and has lived in this coun
try thirty-three years. Goldstein de
clares he does not krfow why he was
taken into custody and the secret ser
vice agents refused to make any state
ments. Frank Bopp, former German consul,
will come here tonight to surrender to
the authorities.
Two Arrested In Denver.
By United Press
DENVER. April 7. Two Germans
giving their names as Carl Burk, 36
and Charles Nelson, 78, were arrested
by police here today and turned over
to secret service men of the govern
ment on the charge of a wholesale
conspiracy to bomb the home of Gov
ernor Hunter, Adjutant General Bald
win, Police Chief Armstrong and three
public school buildings.
Tries to Incite Xegroes.
By United Press
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., April 7. Carl
Fink alias Carl Kin, was arrested
(Report Issued Saturday.!
Tor Columbia and Vicinity: Cooler, with
partly cloudy weather Snnday. Tempera
ture probably not lower than SS.
For Missouri: Sunday partly coludy,
probably preceded by rain extreme east
portion; cooler east portion.
here last night for alleged activities
in inciting negroes to rebellion.
Real German Arsenal There.
By United Press
CLEVELAND, April 7. One ma
chine gun and 110 rifles were confis
cated in raids on the homes of Ger
man sympathizers today. Three men
who were arrested were released be
cause of lack of evidence.
Chicago Takes 32 Germans.
By United Press
CHICAGO, April 7. Fifty-two Ger
man spies have been arrested here
since Thursday.
Arrest Many In Pittsburgh.
By Uulted Press
PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 7. The
Department of Justice has caused the
arrest of many alleged Germans-Spies
here. Important prisoners. are being
kept in close confinement, others are
temporarily detained.
' Arrest fcFriend of Kaiser.'
By United Press
NEW YORK, April 7. In arresting
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. Biel
kowsky, 79,retired German artillery of
ficer, federal authorities believe they
have captured a master spy. He has
lived in the United States thirty-one
years and is said to be a friend of the
Mexicans Under Suspicion.
By United Press
DALLAS. April 7. The police are
looking for Mexicans, supposed to be
trying to get negroes into Mexico to
affiliate with German sympathizers.
The Mexicans are believed to be Ger
man agents. The negroes were of
fered transportation and social equal
ity. Hindus in Frisco Held.
SN-FRANCISCO, April 7. Nine Hin
dus were arrested here today together
with Home Ram Chandra, an India
editor, who is wanted in India on a
charge of starting revolutionary ac
tivity in that country. It is reported
the prisoners will be all charged with
setting afoot a military expedition
against the British Indian Govern
ment. Take 110 Guns From Germans.
Bt United Press
CLEVELAND, April 7. Two Ger
mans were arrested here today and 110
guns confiscated in raids made on
homes of German sympathizers.
Columbians Would Have
Organization Ready Should
Conscription Come.
Plans to organize a U. S. Govern
ment training Camp in Columbia for
this district as provided for under
the Chamberlain Act were discussed
by a group or twelve men who met in
the Courthouse yesterday. The plans
will not be made public until they
have been completed. Committees
were appointed. The camp will be
held only in the case of conscription
as provided in the Bill, which calls
men from IS to 23 years old. Army
officers would be sent to train the
The men present were: Major Jo
seph Frazier, retired, formerly com
mandant of cadets at the University,
now a resident of Clifton Hill; Major
C. W. Castle, commandant of cadets;
J. S. Moore, secretary of the Y. M. C
A.; E. C. Anderson, newly-elected
president of the Commercial Club; L.
M. Defoe, the present head of the
Commercial Club; George S. Star
rett, city attorney; E. B. McDonnell,
councilman from the Third Ward; W.
M. Dinwiddle, prosecuting attorney of
Boone County; C. B. Rollins; Victor
B. Jones, secretary of the Commercial
Club; J. E. Boggs, mayor-elect and
present circuit clerk of Boone County;
and R. S. Pollard, deputy circuit
Burial of Brinkley Morris Yesterday.
The body of Brinkley Morris, who
died in California last Monday, arrived
in Columbia yesterday afternoon and
was taken to the Columbia Cemetery
where the funeral was conducted by
the Rev. Madison A. Hart, Mr. Mor
ris was injured in an automobile ac
cident March 24 and died from internal
Injuries. He was a former student In
the University. Mrs. Elizabeth Mor
ris, his mother, and Mrs. Maria Bed
ford Griffin, an aunt, accompanied the
body to Columbia.
$3,400,000,000 Will Be Used
for Primary Needs Coun
try in Good Financial Con
dition, Says Comptroller.
Mails to Germany Ordered
Stopped by Postmaster
General Burleson for Du
ration of Conflict.
By I'niteil Press
WASHINGTON, April 7. Five bil
lion dollars will be raised through
a bond issue for the primary needs or
the war and for the assistance of the
Allies, the Treasury Department an
nounced today. Of this sum J3.400,
000,000 will be used to prepare the
country for war, the rest going to the
Allies as loans.
"The country Is in better financial
condition than ever before," says the
Comptroller of Currency.
More Than a Billion to Allies.
By United Press
WASHINGTON. April 7. The ex
tension of credit to the Allies of more
than a billion dollars and possibly
five billion, will be the first step in
actual participation in the war. This
was the first important course of ac
tion laid before Congress by Presi
dent Wilson today.
Rushing All Preparations.
By United Pres
WASHINGTON, April 7. The pow
erful war machines of the United
States are running at full speed in
preparing to hurl unlimited numbers
of men and amounts.of money against
Germany. Congress is whipping into
shape the rush measures now before
the Congressional War Committees so
there will be no delay in passing the
bills in the House and Senate when
these bodies meet Monday.
A war steering committee will be
created to follow these bills through
the committees and both branches of
Congress in order that every thing
may be done in the most expeditious
manner. The summer training camps
which have been used for the last two
years in drilling business men and
others in the tactics or war will be
used for training the additional forc
es to be conscripted as soon as the
bill now in the hands of the commit
tee is passed by the House and Sen
ate. Representative Hulbert of New York
paved the way for efficiently organiz
ing the air branch of the war machine
by creating a Department of Aero
nautics and by proposing the appoint
ment of a Secretary with portfolio for
this branch of the service In the
President's Cabinet.
Mails to Germany were ordered
stopped by Postmaster General Burle
son for the duration of the war. Malls
to Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria like
wise were ordered stopped as they
must pass through the enemy's coun
try. Secretary McAdoo took the first
step today toward raising the $3,
000,000,000 asked by the war financ
ing board. Suggestion was made
that the United States extend credit
of from one to five billion dollars to
the Allies.
The 'Navy Department began the
stupendous job of dismantling all
wireless plants in the country for war
Secretary of War Baker, General
Crowder and General Scott, chief nf
starf, conferred with the House Mili
tary Committee on the administra
tion's suggested measures for raising
men to fight Germany. Baker asked
for the conscription of all technically
trained men to be used at once in the
engineering departments of the army
and in the signal corps.
Hoover In Charge of Food Supplies.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, April 7. Herbert
C. Hoover, chairman of the Belgium
Relief Committee, was named chair
man of food supplies and prices of the
Council of National Defense late this
afternoon. The committee waB ap
pointed to prevent food speculation.

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