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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1917
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Selective Draft Bill Report
Will Be Recommitted
UKCISION IS 21 5 TO 178
War Department Starts Dis
tribution of 10,000,000
tj- United Press
WASHINGTON. May 12. Colonel
Roosevelt's plan to take a picked
arm of volunteers to France will be
laid before the President next week.
What President Wilson will do about
naming Hooseolt as head of one of
the olunteer divisions or brigades
provided for in the measure is the
bis question tonight.
Opinion prevails tonight that, while
Roosevelt later may bo given an op
portunity to lead troops to Europe,
the first American troops sent abroad
will be led by regularly appointed
army officers now in active service.
Vote Surprises. T. R.'s Enthusiasts.
By United Press
WASHINGTON. May 12 Support
ers of Colonel Roosevelt won the up
hill fight in the House today when, by
a vote of 213 to ITS. the House decid
ed to re-commit to conference the re
port on the Selective Draft Dill, vvithi
instructions to insert the Roosevelt!
amendment volunteer plan. Thei
slight Democratic majority in the
House was overcome when a sprink
ling of Democrats from over the coun
try voted for the bill.
By the House action the bill goes
back to the conference committee of
the House and Senate. The House!
conferees are instructed to stand for
the plan. The Senate had originally
adopted and the House had rejected
The majority of thirty-seven votes
was surprising even to the support
cis of Colonel Roosevelt. No advan
tage for cither side was found until
the roll cal was amost competed .when
there was a strong turning to the
Roosevelt side. The House cheered
frcnziedlv as Speaker Clark announc
ed his vote. For the first time in
memory individuals were applauded as
they voted. Speaker Clark was wild
ly cheered as he voted "no," as was
Miss Jcanette Rankin, when she vot
ed to allow the Colonel to lead sol
diers to France Representative Sher
wood, Democrat, of Ohio, Civil War
veteran and S2 years old, voted in fa
vor of the plan. Majority Leader
Kitchin voted "no." Administration
leaders generally voted against the
It is generally believed the Senate
v. ill follow the action of the House
and send the bill back to conference
Draft Miirhinerj Stsirfed.
By 1'niteil Press
WASHINGTON. May 12. The Gov
ernment today took its first prelim
inary steps toward putting into ef
fect the Selective Service Bill for rais
ing an army. Certain of speedy ac
tion by Congress, the War Department
began the distribution of 10,000,000
registration blanks throughout the
These blanks go to sheriffs, mayors
and officials all over the country. The
blanks have fourteen questions, cover
ing everything that the Government
needs to know about the prospective
soldier and asking whether exemption
Men who are absent from their home
will .be required to mail their registra
tions to the county clerk at home Dis
tribution of the blanks will be com
peted within a few days.
The figures given by the Bureau of
Census show New York City alone
should register C24.700 men between
the ages of 21 and 30, Inclusive. The
figures are based on the average an
nual numerical increase of population
for cities and states since the last of
ficial census In 1910. New York State
leads the country in available mater
ial for war, with approximately 1.
"OS.OOO men. Pennsylvania is second
and Illinois third. The registration
possibilities in Missouri are 315.600.
War Prohibition Aeain Demanded.
By United Tress
WASHINGTON, May 12. Demands
for war prohibition broke out afresh
In the Senate today when Senator
Cummins of Iowa introduced an
amendment to the Espionage Bill to
prohibit the use of grains, cereals and
other edible things in the production
On the Program
Itoj W. Howard, president of the
United Press Associations, will speak
Tuesday, May 15. on "Handling the
Mr. Howard, when pressed for bio
graphical data, replies, "It's all in the
Edwin A. Kruuthoff will speak
Wednesday evening. May 10. on "The
Newspaper and the Law."
Mr. Krauthoff is the only speaker on
the program for Journalism Week
who is a lawyer. In 190D he was ap
pointed 'by Governor Hadley to the Na
tional Conference of Commissioners
on Uniform State Laws. This ap
pointment was renewed by Governor
Major, and Mr. Krauthoff at present
is chairman of the Committee on Pub
licity of the Conference.
Several years were spent in the
mercantile business prior to his entry
upon the study of law. His legal ed
ucation began with reading law in the
office of Smith, Silver & Brown of
Jefferson City. In 1S90 he moved to
Kansas City and was associated with
J. V. C. Karnes until the summer of
1911. He practiced law in Kansas City
until 1915, when he opened an office
in Washington, D. C.
Mr. Krauthoff has been active in
the work of the Commercial Law
league of America, having served as
president, member of executive com
mittees and recording secretary. He
is at present chairman of the commit
tee of that organisation on Unfair For
warders and Receivers.
Sigma Delta Chi Pledges SI.
Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism
fraternity, announces the pledging of
six students in the School of Journa
lism; Harry E. Rasmussen, Reinhardt
Egger, Wheeler Godfrey, Paul Hughes,
Ralph Wayne and William Symon
During Journalism Week the frater
nity will initiate two honorary mem
bers, Curtis A. Betts, political writer
for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and
Hollis Edwards, city editor of the Co
lumbia Daily Tribune.
May 14. Piinoforte recital for graduitlon
in mule by Misses Isabel Mycri.
Mary Bilby ami Isabel Doilson at
tlie Christian College Auditorium
at S:15 o'clock.
M.iy 14-1S. Eighth Annual Journalism
MaT 1.7. The University Pjers will give
"The Importance of Being Karn
M.v 10. Alpha PI Sigma meeting, at T
o'clock, women's parlors. Academic
r.ir in Elementary School operetta.
"The Children of the Shoe", will
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we presemcu Mianuj iu mc uni
versity Auditorium at S p. m.
jln 'JO "The Golden Legend", a sacred
concert, lv the University Chorus
and the Columbia Choral Society
at 3 o'clock In the University Amll
torium, under the di-ction of Prof.
W. II. Poinmer.
Lir 21. University women's May Fete.
' " followed by play. "The Tempest.'
at 4 o'clock on the West Campus.
.. "Ti. MlVmln" nmler the direc-
" ' " tlon of Isaac Edward Norrls. by
students of Christian College and
the University, at S;ir. o'clock In
the Christian C'7Je Auditorium.
Mjv -JO. "America." a jji7,rl pageant,
under the dlrectC'Mrs Marlon
V. Ilertlg. by the Twelfth Mght
Hub of Christian College, at S:l .
o'clock upo the college campus.
if s? -tilA
Leaders' Pleas for Organiza
tion Apparently Fall on
ESTATES BROKEN UP
People Seize 150,000,000
Acres of Land U. S. to
By United Press
PETROGRAD, May 12. Anxiety of
the plain people of Russia to in
stantly bridge the chasm between the
autocracy that was and the democ
racy that is to be, without carefully
testing the bridge, menaces Russia
The workmen and soldiers mistrust
the Duma leaders. The government
is powerless and practically under
arrest in its own house. This was
the apt summary in the Duma today
by Delegate Schulgir.
Friction between leaders and rep
resentatives of the workmen and
soMiers has long been apparent. This
afternoon, however, came word of an
equally menacing point of difference
Russian peasants are taking things
into their own hands. Pleas by Duma
representatives sent broadcast
throughout Russia to tell the igno
rant peasants to wait for the organ
ization of the government are appar
ently falling on deaf ears.
Word received today indicates now
nearly 130,000,000 acres of land have
been seized by the peasants through
out Russia. They could not wait for
the proclamation breaking up vast
estates, under pledges that such a
distribution would come soon as the
constituted assembly had definitely
mapped out Russia's future.
To Rush U. S. Envojs to Russia.
By United Pre.33
WASHINGTON. May 12. The de
parture of the American commission
to Russia will be speeded up because
of advices of continued internal dis
British Occupy Bullecourt
and Capture 1,200 Yards
Uy United Tress
LONDON, May 12. General Haig's
troops broke the 4-day deadlock
today, in violent attacks occupied
Bullecourt and took 1,200 jards of
trenches on the Arras-Cambrai road.
The British stormed and carried Ger
man positions over a mile and a half
front around Roux Cemetery.
The other British victories announc
ed late today were the important gains
made by the British on both flanks
of the Scarpe. Six hundred German
prisoners were taken. Fierce fight
ing last night and today took place
near Guemappe. A cavalry force was
taken by the British after a fierce
British Attacks Fail, Says Berlin.
By United Press
BERLIN, May 12. "British attacks
along the Scarpe this morning
failed with heavy losses. The fight
ing around Holux still continues, "says
tonight's official statement.
French Report Gains.
Iiy United Fress
PARIS, May 12. Rattles all the
way from south of Laon down to Al-sascc-Lorraine
were detailed in the
official French statement of today.
Gains were achieved by the French
northern forces in penetrating the
German lines north of Bezonvaux, as
well as at several points in the Am
mertzwiller sector of Alsasce, the war
office said. Around Chemin-des-Dames
artillery combats showed
slight slackening, the statement said.
In this sector the French blevy up
a munitions depot. Around Verdun
there was artillery ibattle in the re
gion of Avocourt but without infantry
British Take 700 Prisoner..
By United Fress
LONDON, May 12. General Haig
reports that seven planes have been
downed and 700 prisoners, including
11 officers, have been taken on the
British front. Four British planes
are missing. A number of trench
mortars and machine guns have been
Coming of Japanese Carload
Assures Success of Jour-
TRIP TAKES 11 DAYS
Special Care Reduces Loss
of Time on Way to Twenty-four
The Made-in-Japan Banquet next
Friday night, which will be the clos
ing event of the eighth annual Jour
nalism Week, is assured. The car
load of Japanese souvenirs and ban
quet food eighty-three boxes of va
rious sizes and shapes is safely
stored away "somewhere in Colum
bia." ready to be prepared for the
After being on the road from San
Francisco since a week ago last
Tuesday, the carload of banquet ma
terial gifts of the Japanese people
to those attending Journalism Week
arrived in Columbia at 7 o'clock
yesterday morning over the Wabash.
As a result of the special attention
given the material by the railroads
over which it was shipped, only
twenty-four hours were lost in the
long journey from the coast.
The United States ' Customs Office
at St. Louis was notified Friday night
that the shipment would arrive here
yesterday morning. Chief Examiner
Charles Green immediately boarded
the train for Columbia and arrived
in Columbia ahead of the shipment.
Contents Almost a Secret.
Early yesterday morning students
in the School of Journalism were
busy opening the boxes before the in
quiring eye of the customs inspector
and storing them away. Just what
the eighty-three boxes contain is
known only by the customs inspector
and. the few who have been connected
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wun tne wont oi nanuung me snip
ment. Examiner Green is unable to say
what the duty on the shipment will
be until he has gone over the rating
lists in St. Louis. In addition to the
tariff expense, a heavy freightage
must be paid by the School of Jour
nalism for the handling of the ma
terial from San Francisco to Colum
bia. Students to Help With Banqnet.
Every student in the School of
Journalism will bo busy from tomor
row morning to Friday evening in
doing some special work assigned
him in the task of preparing" for the
banquet. When the guests ait down
at the tables in Rothwell Gymnasium
Friday night and are served by stu
dents, they will but what the guests
will enjoy is to be a surprise.
Journalism Week will begin at 9
o'clock tomorrow morning in Room
110, Switzler Hall., under the auspices
of the Missouri Writers' Guild. Thir
ty membors of the organization are
expected to arrive in Columbia this
afternoon. The membership of the
guild totals 136. The program for
the week follows:
MONDAY, MAY 14
9 A. 3L, Switxler Hall
Meeting of Missouri Writers Guild
10 A. M, Switzler Hall
Meeting of Missouri Writers Guild,
with Lee Shipper of Higginsville, the
The President's Message.
Report of Secretary-Treasurer Floyd
('. Shoemaker of Columbia.
Dan Kelliher of Moberly on "Con
fessions of a Bushwhacker."
E. F, Harte of St. Joseph on "Mak
It Grand Larceny."
2 P. M. Swltxler Hall
Miss Mary Alicia Owen of St. Jo
seph, on "The Inspiration of Folklore."
Mrs. Lola V. Hays of St. Louis .on
"Taking Dictation from Spirit Land."
Louis Dodjre of St. Louis, on "At
tempting to Write Novels."
Orrick Johns of St. Louis, on "Why
Ape New York?"
6:30 P. 3f. Missouri Union
Subscription Dinner ("Canterbury
Soper") of the Missouri Writers Guild.
TUESDAY, MAY 13
9 A. M, Swltxler Hall
Bernard Gniensteln, church editor
St. Louis Republic, on "The Writing of
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I t,.e lathee i DQUQiniTUT CDnUfUC
(Report Issued Yesterday.)
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair to
night and Sunday; not much change lu
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Sundav;
not much change In temperature.
YKSTKKDAVS BANE KALI. SrORKS
New York 1, Chicago 2
Philadelphia 0, St. Louis 4
Boston S Detroit 0
Washington 4. Cleveland 1
Cincinnati 3. New York (J
Chicago 1, Itrooklyh 0
.St. Louis 1. Philadelphia 3
MRS ONJP, 65-44
Bob Simpson Breaks a Low
Hurdle Record in Annual
Meet With Kansas.
Special to The Mlssourian.
LAWRENCE, Kan., May 12. It
didn't take the relay to do it, when
Missouri took the annual track meet
from Kansas on McCook Field this
afternoon, 65 to 44. Simpson broke
another world's record, the 220-yard
low hurdles for a curved track, tak
ing the sticks in 24 2-5 seconds.
Grutzmacher, Kansas' diminutive
broad jumper, outjumped Simpson
with a leap of 22 feet 4 inches. Muir
upset predictions, taking the shot
put. The summary:
100-jard dash Scholz. 'Missouri, hrst;
Simpson, Missouri, second. Time, 0:10.
Mile run Duncan. Missouri. first;
Sproull, Kansas, second. Time, 4:32 :t-r.
120-yard high hurdles Simpson, Mis
souri, first; Itenlck, Missouri, second.
Time. 0:15 1-5.
440-yard dash O'Leary. Kansas, first;
Itider, Missouri, second. Time, 0:Trf 2-5.
220-yard low hurdles Simpson. Missouri,
first; Henick. Missouri, second. Time. 0:21
2-5. New world's record for curved track.
ssO-yaril run Itodkey, Kansas, first;
Murphy, Kansas, second. Time, 1:54.
220-j ard dash Simpson. Missouri, first;
Scholz. Missouri, second. Time, 0:22 2-5.
Two-mile run Stateler. Kansas, first;
Flint, Missouri, second. Time 10:22 2-5.
Mile relar Missouri (Selhle, Bond, Itid
er. Daggy). Time 3:27 2-3.
Fole vault Fattlson, Kansas, first; Syl
vester, Missouri, second. Height, 10 feet
Discus Woodward, Kansas, first; Muir,
Missouri, second. Distance, nu reet l men.
High junu) Hive. Kansas, first; I'ittam.
Missouri, second. Height, C feet.
Shot put Muir, Missouri, first; Wood
ward. Kansas, second. Distance. 37 feet
Itroad Jump Crutzmacher, Kansas. flrt:
Simpson, Missouri, second. Distance. 22
feet 4 inches
BUSINESS MEN TO HEAR EDITORS
Commercial CInb InTltes Yisitlner
'journalists to Luncheon.
The Columbia Commercial Club has
made arrangements for a special
luncheon during the noon hour next
Thursday at which visiting editors
attending Journalism Week will be
guests. The club members voted un
animously at the luncheon last Thurs
day to invite the visiting editors to be
their guests. A committee has been
appointed by E. C. Anderson, presi
dent of the Commercial Club, to take
charge of the luncheon.
Several noted journalists appearing
en the Journalism Week program will
speak at the uncheon. Among these
are W. D. Boyce of Chicago, owner of
the Boyce list of newspapers, and Hen
ry Schott, formerly night editor of the
Kansas City Star.
Automobile, Gasoline, Match Fire.
The touring car of Floyd C. Nichol
son, a student in the College of Arts
and Science, was damaged Friday
night when an employe at the Neider
meyer & Kelley Garage on South Ninth
street lit a match to look Into the gas
oline tank, accidentally setting the
gasoline on fire. The top was burned
off the machine before the fire could
be extinguished. The fire department
was summoned, but the blaze had 'been
put out before the truck arrived.
Northwestern Wins By One Point
By United Press
EVANSTON, 111., May 12. North
western defeated Indiana, 77 to 7S.
this afternoon when Floyd Smart,
Purple star, won six events the 100
and 220-yard dashes and the high and
low hurdles and the high and broad
1,000 Engineers Ready for Senlco.
By United Fresf
WASHINGTON. May 12. The first
1,000 men for the expeditionary en
gineering force to France has been
recruited, it was announced this aft
ernoon. The report is that from four
to nine regiments will be sent.
Italian ReserTlsts' Steamer Sunk.
By United Press
BUENOS AIRES. May 12.-The
Italian steamer Cavour. carrying 500
Italian reservists, was torpedoed, ac
cording to word received from Daka
ru. The ship sailed from Buenos
Aires on April 23.
ON "AMATEUR" WAR
Real Business Is Meant, He
Declares in Red Cross
HE ASKS EXPERIENCE
Makes Remark at Same
Time House Votes for
By United Press
WASHINGTON, May 12. "This is
no war for spontaneous impulses."
President Wilson told a great gath
ing today. The occasion was the
dedication of the new $SOO,000 home
of the Red Cross Society.
"This is no war for amateurs. This
war means business on every side,
and it is mere counsel of prudence
that in philanthropic as well as fight
ing work we should act through in
strumentalities already at hand and
already experienced in tasks which
are going to be assigned them. This
should be merely an expression of
the practical genius of America itself,
and I believe that the practical genius
of America will dictate that efforts in
this war in this particular field
should be concentrated in experienced
hands, as efforts in other fields will
The President made the significant
remark almost at the same time that
the house was voting to permit
Roosevelt to take an army of volun
teers to France. The United States
faces the future of war as a united
people, he declared. At the same
time he warned the nation of the sac
rifices that must come before democ
"Some day historians will remem
ber these momentous years as years
which made a single people out of a
great body of those calling them
selves Americans," Wilson said.
"Divisions which were predicted have
not occurred and will not occur.
When the efforts of suffering and
sacrifice have completed the union,
men will no longer speak of any
lines, either of race or associations,
cutting athwart the great body of
this nation. I do not believe it will
be necessary for the Red Cross to
appeal to Americans for funds, be
cause the heart of the country is in
the war. The American people do
not yet realize the sacrifices and suf
fering that are before them. In
comparison to the struggle we have
entered, the Civil War seems insig
nificant in expenditure of treasure
and blood. Therefore, we should sec
that the American Red Cross is
equipped for the things that lie be
U. S. SOCIALISTS AGAINST KAISEK
Committee Cables German Party That
Autocracy .Mnst Go.
By United Press
NEW YORK, May 12. American
Socialists today sent word to their
colleagues in Germany that the
kaiser and kaiserism must go and
that the war must be continued by
the democratic people of the world
until this result is achieved.
The message was cabled by the na
tional executive committee of Social
ists in America to Socialists in Stock
holm, Copenhagen. The Hague and
Berne, with the request that the text
of the message be forwarded at once
to Socialists in Germany.
League .Members to Trade Plants.
The Civic League will hold its reg
ular meeting at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday
in Room A. Y. M. C. A. Building, for
the purpose of exchanging plants and
bulbs among the members. Flowers
left over after the exchange will be
given to those who are interested in
starting a flower bed.
Investigation of Chicago Pit Asked.
By United Press
WASHINGTON, May 12. Resolu
tions demanding an investigation by
the Federal Trade Commission of the
"clean-up" reported to have been
made in the Chicago wheat pit recent
ly were introduced in the House by
Representative Cox of Indiana today.
.Miss Mollie Spence, 17, to Marry.
A marriage license was granted
yesterday to Jesse Elder of Route 3
and Miss Mollie Spence of Columbia.
They gave their ages as 24 and 17.
respectively. Miss Spence's mother,
Mrs. Doshia Littrell, gave her consent.