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1 - I THE DAILY MISSOURIAN NINTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1917. NUMBER 222 V IK NEW CABINET PORTFOLIOS LILY Appointment of Secretaries of Food, Supplies and Transportation Probable. SENATE THE CAUSE Action Limiting Power of Defense Council Makes Move Imperative. By United Tress WASHINGTON, May 21. President Wilson's Cabinet will soon be in creased by three new portfolios, a Sec retary of Food Administration, a Sec retary of Munitions and Supplies, and a Secretary of Transportation, accord ing to official belief here today. Action by the Senate in limiting the power of the Council of National De fense so that much of the work now being done by the advisory com mittee of the council will be shifted to the shoulders of the Cabinet has made the new positions imperative, officials declare. The Senate does not approve of the Council of National Defense. Its rea sons are political. Memlbers of the adusory committee were appointed by the President without the traditional "advice and counsel of the Senate." As a result- an amendment was adop ted in the Urgent Deficiency Bill that the authority personally designated to the council under the act creating it should not be exceeded because of the war. This placed the burden of construc tive work on the Cabinet, and the ?d isory committee is limited to the work of co-ordinating in a strictly advisory capacity. Secretary of War Raker, as a re sult, is left alone in the work of rais ing the army and buying supplies and ammunition for the army. The same is true of Secretary of the Navy Dan iels. Dry Amendments Flood Senate. Ej United Tress WASHINGTON, May 21. An over whelming desire to make the United States dry, at least partially, devel oped in the Senate today in connec tion with the food control legislation. Dry amendments flooded the Upper House. BRIDGE REPAIRS TO COST .2,000 Bids for Work on Stewart Head Struc ture to He Hecehcd Tomorrow. Mayor J. E. Boggs estimates that the repairs on Stewart Bridge will cost ?2,000. The money will come from the general revenue fund of the city. The City Council will meet tomorrow night and receive bids for the repairing. The city bought several hundred loads of dirt last year, which were excavated from the lots where the Daniel Boone Tavern is being built. This was filled in under the bridge. Stewart Bridge was built several years ago by Judge J. A. Stewart when the Westwood and Westm'ount additions were opened. ANDERSONS WILL VISIT HERE Former Athletic Star Xow Doing Post-Graduate Work at Ohcrlin. Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Anderson and their children, Richard and Ruth, will arrive in Columbia about Satur day to spend ten days with friends. Mr. Anderson has been doing Y. M. C A. work in Petrograd for seven years. He spent the last year in graduate work at Oberlin College. Mrs. Anderson was born and spent most of her life in Russia. It was in Petrograd, where Mr. Anderson was assigned his work, that he met her. While a University student, Mr. Anderson was a star in football and track. N. U. Girls May Go to Rase Hospital. At the last lecture of the Red Cross course in "First Aid to the Injured," Friday night, Mrs. C. W. Green told toe girls in Dr. Max Myers' class that toey might be asked to go to a base hospital, where they could receive further training and become nurses' aids. Fresh) terian Union Proposed. Br United Tress DALLAS, May 21. A resolution kvoring a union of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., and the Presbyterian urch, u. S., was adopted unani mously this afternoon by the 129th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, United States of America. THE CALENDAR May 21. Slay Fete at 7 o'clock on the campus. May :."'. ('.corse II. Shaw's "Fanny's First Play." nhen by the class In dra matic Interpretation, ami Margaret Cameron's "Glorious Fourth." by the UnUersIty Dramatic Club, at S:l." o'clock In the University Audi torium. Slay X) Itecitnl for graduation In Expres sion liy Sllsses Kathryn Henry and Lorene Ilouxh. Christian College Auditorium, 3:15 p. in. May 'JS. "The Sllkado," under the direc tion of Isaac Udnard N'orrls, by students o( Christian College and the University, at 8:15 o'clock In the Christian College Auditorium. Slay 'Jit. "America." a historical pageant, under the direction of Sirs. Marlon W. Hertlg. by the Twelfth Night Club of Christian College, at 8:13 o'clock upon the college campus. Slav 20. "The Japanese f!Irl" an oper etta given by the Stephens College Chorus. Forty voice, assisted by seteii soloists, under the direction of SIIss Agues Husband. Guard Captures Two Men Engaged in Filibustering Firing Is Reported. Br United Press WASHINGTON, May 21. A clash between American border troops and Mexicans was reportcdoffici ally by the State Department this afternoon. The message said a group of filibus ters crossed the border at Nogales and were captured (by American army men and customs of officers. The captured men included George Holmes designated as an American, and Em manuel GonGales, formerly secretary to Hipolito Villa, brother of Pancho Villa. Another message told of firing from houses on the Mexican side near No gales on American soldiers. The sol diers returned the Are, and the trouble ceased. UPHOLDS .MISSOURI RATE LAW U. S. Supreme Court Sa)s Long and Short Raul 1'rot felon .Must Stand. By United Press WASHINGTON, May 21. The Su preme Court this afternoon held valid the Missouri law forbidding railroads to charge relatively higher rates for carrying goods short distances than are charged for long hauls. STOLEN' RING IS RETURNED Obj'ct Comes by Mall So Trace of Thief Is Given. A guilty conscience proved too much for the thief who stole a diamond ring from Mrs. W. W. Daily recently. The diamond was returned Saturday through the mail. It had ibeen taken from the setting, and wrapped in tis sue paper. The address was printed by hand, and the envelope was post marked 9:30 a. m., Columbia. There was no letter or writing which would give a clue as to the sender. SECOND-YEAR WOMEN VICTORS Sophomores Walk Away With Track Meet Freshmen Place Next. The sophomores won the women's track meet Saturday morning on the women's athletic field, with 36 points to their credit. The freshmen won 1G points; the juniors, 15; the sen iors, 12. The women competed In dashes, relay races, hurdle racing, high jump, broad jump and basket ball, baseball and javelin throws. Track Team Paper lo Review Season. The members of the Tiger track team are planning to publish a four column, eight-page newspaper de voted to the 1917 track season. The paper is to be called the Tigers' Tale, and its contents will include press excerpts of all track contests of the present season, an accurate and com plete list of all Bob Simpson's rec ords, an editorial page and a diary of several thousand words which has been kept day by day at the gym nasium. The paper is not to be sold, but those who want copies are to share equally in the expense of the publication. $7,iMM) Payroll Stolen by Bandit. By United Tress CHICAGO, May 21. Three men were shot and two were (beaten by the automobile bandits this morning who held up three men at the Racine St. exit of the Metropolitan Elevated Rail way and escaped with the $7,000 pay roll of the Stein Garter Company. C. II. S. Examinations May 25 to SO. General examinations at the Co lumbia High School-wilTbegin Friday. May 23. and last until"1 -Wednesday. May 20. The seniors are now taking their examinations. EW 1 BORDER $2,133 SUBSCRIBED TO AMBULANCE E Fourteen Men Guarantee Money for Their Own Expenses. FORDS NEEDED NOW Two Units Assured Box Supper and Dance Bene fit at Grill Tonight. AMBULANCE FUND STARTED Fourteen men's ruurantees for their onn expenses, estimated at 125 a man, $1,770. From .loplhi business men, $2S(). PI Lambda Theta, SOX'o. .7. A. Hudson, Columbia, $.".0. John S. liromi, Chicago, $10. Total to date, 2,i:KJ.7.'. Amount necessary to send three units (75 men), $9,375. At the meeting of themen who ex pect to be members of the University airibulance unit held at the Missouri Union Building last night fourteen men pledged themselves to defray their own expenses which are now estimated to be $125. Other men will try to in terest friends in the cause and thus every man in the unit will be a part of the financing committee. Two men now working in Kansas City have checks and pledges for sev eral hundred dollars, the amount of which will 'be announced as soon as the list reaches Columbia. Men will go to other cities in the state this week, to help raise the funds neces sary. Local Organizations Acthe. lxcal organizations are taking up the campaign and several hundred dol lars will be secured by them. Con tributions from individuals in Colum bia or from other cities in the state may be sent to J. A. Hudson of Colum bia, treasurer of the organization com mittee. All men who raise money from their friends will bc given credit for it and will thus be assured of going, if they pass the examinations. A box supper and dance will be giv en at 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Vir ginia Grill by the Knights of Colum bus for the benefit of the fund. Other societies and ,lodges have indicated their intentions of contributing. Two Units Practically Assured. That two units will go from the Uni versity of Missouri is practically as sured. Three may go if enough eli gible men make application before 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The second lecture on Ford construction and operation will be given in the En gineering lecture room at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. All men who expect to go should be present at this time and also Thursday night. Physical examinations are being made daily this week. Men who are assured of going should report to the hospital for vaccination. Twelve or more Ford car owners are wanted to place their cars and two hours time each day this week against the volunteer service and sac rifice of the men who will form the units- in order that these men, who have had some driving experience, may familiarize themselves with Ford driving before taking their test. If you can help in this work, phone Prof. L. Ml Defoe at his home, 696. CHILDREN AID AMBULANCE UNIT Van Norman School at Joplin Sends $15 Earned at Hard Work. Down in Joplin is a private school for children. Besides reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic and other more "elegant" studies, the children are taught one great lesson industry. Every Sat urday the youngsters go out into the city to do all kinds of light work. They mow and rake yards, run er rands and help busy housewives with their daily chores, receiving for their labors 5 or 10 cents an hour. The money thus earned is turned into the student treasury. Recently two students in the Uni versity went to Joplin to raise funds for the University of Missouri unit of the American Ambulance Field Serv ice. They visited wealthy mine op erators, business men and patriotic organizations and received contribu tions. The pupils in the Van Norman Private School soon learned that do nations had been sought in Joplin. But the solicitors had returned to Co lumbia. They were followed imme diately by a letter from the school, in which was a check for $15, their (Continued on page four.) D TI NURSES KILLED .$. Members of Hospital Unit Victims of Explosion Aboard Mongolia. NO DETAILS GIVEN Report Says Unavoidable Accident Occurred in Tar get Practice Sunday. By United Press AN AMERICAN PORT, May 21. America's first women victims of the war were two nurses killed in an ex plosion of a shell during target prac tice Sunday aboard the armed mer chantman .Mongolia. The ship reach ed port of departure today, having put back with the ibodies of the two nurses. One other nurse was wound ed. All were members of the medical unit organized in Chicago. The nurs es killed were Miss Edith Ayers and Miss Helen Burnett Woods of Chica go. Major Frederick A. Beasley, a pro fessor in Northwestern University, Evanston, 111., who was in command of the hospital unit, gave the followin account of the accident: "An unavoidable accident during target practice on board the steamer Mongolia Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of two nurses in the North western Hospital Unit No. 12, Miss Edith F. Ayers, 35 years old, and Miss Helen Burnett Woods. 32 years old. Miss Emma Metzer, 34 years old, of Columbus, Neb., was seriously, but not dangerously hurt. No other members of the unit were injured The morale of the personnel was splendid. "The nurses were sitting on the up per deck on the port side, 200 feet from the stern gun, during the practice. On ly one shot was fired from the stern gun. jAt this time, judgement must be suspended, as no accurate evidence to warrant making a positive state ment as to the exact cause of the ac cident is available." The first officer of the ship was standing within ten feet of the nurses when they were killed. The suggestion that a defective shell was the cause of the death of the two girls was the suggestion of persons who were recent passengers on the ship St. Louis. They declared that some of the shells used on the St. Louis exploded near the muzzle of the gun. Big Shells Tampered With. By United Press WASHINGTON, May 21. Inquiries today concerning the condition of the ammunition on board the Mon golia, developed the fact that the navy has been investigating the faultiness of shells on the St. Louis under suspicion that German agents might have tampered with them. The shells on deck for immediate use on the St. Louis were found to be inoperative. Apparently the fuses had been tampered with. ENGAGEMENT IS TOLD AT A TEA Miss Margaret Anderson, Graduate, to Wed J. T. Johnson of St. Louis. The engagement of Miss Margaret Anderson to J. T. Johnson of St. Louis was announced at a tea given Friday afternoon by Mrs. Millard Lipscomb. Miss Anderson is the daughter of former State Senator and Mrs. B. M. Anderson. She is a grad uate of the University and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Mr. Johnson is a former student of the University and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The date for the wedding has not been set. 2 Sentenced for Fomenting Strikes. By United Press NEW YORK, May 21. Captain Franz von Rentelin and David Lamar were each sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary for attempting to foment strikes in munition plants. H. B. Martin, also convicted, was not sentenced. 125 Take County School Exams. Examinations for entrance into high schools were given 125 pupils of Boone County seventh grades by George T. Porter, county superin tendent, at his office in the Courthouse Saturday afternoon. The pupils ranged in age from 10 to 17 years. Cnpld Failed to Score Saturday. May 19 was the first Saturday in several months during which no mar riage licenses were issued, according to Recorder John L. Henry. - ME HIP THE WEATHER Tor Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled weather tonight and Tuesday; probably stumers and thunderstorms; cooler Tues day. For Missouri: Unsettled weather tonight and Tuesday; probably showers and thun- iiersiorms; cooler Tuesday north aud west portions. Weather Condition. A low pressue system of pronounced tyie is central In western Kansas this nioni in, and is traveling east-northeast. Its Inlliii'iiiv Is widespread, extending from the Bucks .Mountains to the Mlsslssiimi Val ley and from .Minnesota to (lie iiluf of .Mexico. lUiins. van in? in amounts from mod erate to heavy, have fallen, and continue this morning, in the southwestern cotton licit. In practically nil of the middle west ern and uorthedrn grain areas, and west ward including the Bocky Mountain re gion. Temperatures approximate the seasonal :nerage in the South, the Plains, and Cen tral Valleys, but the weather Is rather ol in the northern border states. In Columbia unsettled and showery neither will likely prevail during the next two days, turning somewhat cooler at the lose of the period. Loral Data. The highest temierature in Columbia yesterday was M and the lowest last night was (ti; precipitation 1.1)0: relative humid ity 2 p. m. yesterday :K) per cent. A je-ar ago jesterday the highest temperature was 77 and the Iowet OS; precipitation ool inch. The Almanac. Sun rises today, 4:r.l a. in. Sun sets, 7:-o p. in. .Moon sets The Temperatures Today. 7 a. m. CI 11 a. m. S a. in. GG VI (noon) 70 11 a. in 07 1 p. m. 70 10 a. m. OS 2 p. m. CJ T Germans Slightly Damage One French Ship in "Out post Engagement." By United Tress LONDON- May 21. "Outpost en gagements" between German and French torpedo boats Sunday morning were reported in Berlin and Paris of ficial statements today. One French torpedo boat was slight ly damaged according to the Paris re port. The French official statement said hie German boats, after a short engagement, withdrew at full speed The extent of the slight damage in flicted on the Frencli vessel was not disclosed. Berlin described the brush as "a short outpost engagement." Accord ing to the German version, French ships were "repeatedly hit, tout ours were undamaged." Allies Cain Near Mont Cornillett. By United Tress .LONDON, May 21. British and French troops struck a new joint of fensive blow today. Field Marshal Haig's "Tommies" took an additional section of the Hindenburg line, and General Nivelle's soldiers achieved a brilliant success in the capture of sev eral line trenches north of Mont Cor nillett. CONGRESS URGED TO FIX PRICES Trade Commission Reclares Coal Dealers "Doctor" Their Books. By United Press WASHINGTON, May 21. Declaring that coal mine operators are charg ing exorbitant prices, several times the cost of production, the Federal Trade Commission today urged Con gress to establish control by govern mental agencies which may fix prices. Regulation of coal distribution from the mouth of the mine to the ultimate consumer, with allotment of certain quantities of coal to each consumer, was urged. Ilunceton Farmers to Hate Picnic Chris Ohlendorf, a farmer of Boon ville, is in Columbia today in the in terest of the farmers of Bunceton, who are trying to arrange for an all day picnic at Bunceton on May 29. If the plan Is carried out, it will be backed by the State Board of Agri culture, which will furnish speakers for the occasion and try to make the meeting increase the crop production of Bunceton and the surrounding country. Cooper County to Hear Farm Talks. Prof. H. O. Allison and J. Kelly Wright left this afternoon to speak at the community meeting of the farmers of Cooper County tomorrow. The meeting will be held on the farm of Ben N. Smith, near Bunceton, and will be primarily a get-together day for the farmers, to further interest in crop raising. The meeting Is a pro ject of the State Board of Agriculture. W. H. Wells to Penitentiary for Life. By United Press COLUMBUS, O., May 21. Weldon H. Wfclls, 25 years old, of Kansas City, broker's clerk, will next week enter the Ohio penitentiary for life. He was found guilty for second degree mur der 1n the criminal court here, on the charge of killing Mona Simon, 2G years old, in a hotel here January 11. ORPEDO BOUTS FIGHT KANSAS CITY PASTOR TO ADDRESS SENIORS The Rev. R. N. Spencer Will Give M. U. Baccalaureate Sunday, June 3. 4 DAYS ON PROGRAM Dr. A. Ross Hill Will De liver Commencement Talk on Wednesday. The commencement exercises of the University of Missouri will begin at 11 o'clock Sunday, June 3. with the baccalaureate address by the Rev. Rob ert Nelson Spencer, rector of the Trin ity Episcopal Church of Kansas City. Dr. A. Ross Hill, president of the University, will deliver the com mencement address at 9:30 o'clock the following Wednesday. All the exercises of the week will come between Sunday and Wednes day, the closing event ibeing the annual luncheon to be held at 12 o'clock, Wednesday, June G, at Rothwell Gym nasium. The classes of '67, '77, '92, '02, '07, and '12 are planning a reunion to be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday aft ernoon. Various receptions will he held during the week. The program of the week follows: Sunday, June 3. 11 a. m. .The hiecalanroate address by the Kit. Itoliert Nelson Spencer, rector of the Trinity Kplscopal Church of Kansas City, in the University Auditorium. Monday. June 4. The Stephens Oratorical Contest. In the University Auditorium. Tumday, Jane S. 10 a. in. The Phi Beta Kappa address liy Ir. Ceorge Xorlln. dean of the Urail Hate School and professor of Creek In the I'nhersity or Colorado, in the University Auditorium. 11 a. m. A business meeting of the alum ni association, at the Missouri Union Build ing. 12:30 p. in. The annual Phi Beta Kap pi luncheon, at the Missouri Union Build ing. 230 p. m. A reunion of the classes of i7. '77, 'IC, 'ri 07. and '12. at the Columns. .s p. ill. 1'eceptlon to the alumni, grad u ites and quests, at the Missouri I'litou Building. Wednrstlaj, June C. 0 a. m. Academic procession will form In Aadinlc 1 1. ill preparatory to marching to the University Auditorium. VSU) a. m. The annual commencement address by Dr. A. Boss Hill, president of the University. 11-10 a. in. The class day exercises of the graduate", at the Columns. 12 noon The annual alumni luncheon, at Hothucll Oymnasluni. Seven Classes to Hold Reunions. Seven classes of the University will hold class reunions here during Com mencement on Tuesday, June 5. The class of 18G7 will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Eight members of this class are living, but probably only two members will be here. They are E. W. Stephens of Columbia and Gardner Lathrop of Chicago, general counsel for the Santa Fe railroad. He is the son of John II Lathrop, first president of the University. At this class reunion Mr. Lathrop will present to the University oil portraits of his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lathrop. Ten members will probably repre sent the class of 1877 which will cele brate its fortieth anniversary. All of the living members of the law class, six in number, have writen to H. II. Kinyon, secretary of the Alumni As sociation, that they expect to attend. The members of this class are: J. W. Peebles, Marion, 111.; R. B. Oliver, Cape Girardeau; Omar II. Avery, Troy; George W. Allison, McPherson. Kan.; L. L. Kirk. Wellsville, Mo.; Warren Switzlcr, Omaha, Neb.; E. D. Phillips and A. E. Douglass of Kansas City and J. G. Babb of Columbia will also be here. Fonr Colombians In Class of 1893. Four Columbia men are members of the class of 1892, which will have its twenty-fifth reunion. They are M. R. Conley, J. N. Fellows, J. D. Lawson and John S. Willis. Other members who are expected to be here arc F. B. Fulkerson, St Joseph; George W. Bruce, Delta, Colo.; It E. Farley, Detroit. Mich.; Horace Ruark, Neosho; Omar E. Robinson. Kansas City; Wi H. Locker. Duluth, Minn.; and It B. Rodgors, Mexico, Mo. The classes of 1897, 1902. 1907. and 1912 will also have reunions. A large number of the members arc expected from these classes. The reunions will be held Tuesday afternoon, June 5. The Phi Beta Kappa address and luncheon and the business meeting of the University of Missouri Alumni As sociation will also be held on that day. In the evening an informal re- ception will be given-at the Missouri Union Building for visiting alumni - and their friends. 3!Iss Mitchell Leaves Hospital. Miss Pearle Mitchell, who has been in Parker Memorial Hospital since March 2, was discharged Saturday. v i r r.i v.