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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1917.
IK NEW CABINET
Appointment of Secretaries
of Food, Supplies and
SENATE THE CAUSE
Action Limiting Power of
Defense Council Makes
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
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
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
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
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 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
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'
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.
May 21. Slay Fete at 7 o'clock on the
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
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
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
$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
TO AMBULANCE E
Fourteen Men Guarantee
Money for Their Own
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
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
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.)
TI NURSES KILLED
Members of Hospital Unit
Victims of Explosion
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
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
"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
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. -
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
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
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.
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
Sun rises today, 4:r.l a. in. Sun sets,
7:-o p. in.
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
Germans Slightly Damage
One French Ship in "Out
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
Berlin described the brush as "a
short outpost engagement." Accord
ing to the German version, French
ships were "repeatedly hit, tout ours
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
11-10 a. in. The class day exercises of
the graduate", at the Columns.
12 noon The annual alumni luncheon, at
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
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
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.