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9 - Year - Old Daughter of
Boyle Clark Being Treat-
Parents of the Playmates of
Little Sufferer Fear More
Cases Will Be Reported
In Columbia.
Fear of an infantile paralysis epi
demic, caused by the illness of Helen
Clark, 9-year-old daughter of Boyle
Clark, caused the Columbia Board of
Health to close the Lee School this
morning. A. W. Kampschmidt, presi
dent of the Board of Health, said
this afternoon that the Lee School
would remain closed at least the re
mainder of the week. Thus far no
further cases of the dreaded disease
have been noticed.
The first signs of the illness of the
daughter of Boyle Clark were noticed
by the child's parents when she came
home from school last Friday after
noon. She became rapidly worse un
til yesterday, when the doctors in
charge of the case realized that she
had infantile paralysis. News of the
child's illness spread fast and this
morning when school opened many
parents had kept their children at
home for fear of any possible con
tagion. At noon Doctor Kampschmidt
ordered the school closed.
"This is the first case of infantile
paralysis," said Doctor Kampschmidt
this afternoon, "since I came here ten'
years ago, with the exception, of
course, of two or three cases this
summer that were not of so serious
a nature. While the closing of the
Lee School was hardly a necessary
measure, we knew that the parents
of children who have been attending
that school would think that this
course was best."
Dr. Kampschmidt said that the
school had been kept in the best pos
sible condition and that there was no
reason for any cleaning or fumigating
of the classrooms. All morning his
telephone was kept busy by people
calling to ask the best way to pre
vent the disease. Some even suggest
ed that perhaps they had better leave
town, while others asked how to treat
the case and as to the possibility of
its spreading.
It was said this afternoon that
Helen Clark was affected In both arms
and legs and that her condition was
serious. The telephone company was
ordered not to ring the telephone bell
at the Clark residence, and doctors
were in attendance almost all day.
A conference in the office of Dr. J.
M. Gordon, the attending physician,
this afternoon with Dr. Dan Stine of
this city and Dr. E. W. Saunders of
St. Louis, who was called here for
the consultation, declared there was
no question but that the case was in
fantile paralysis, but that in the case
of Miss Clark the disease was already
in the beginning stage of recovery.
"In all probability the case was not
acquired here," said Doctor Saunders,
"as it is not transmissable from one
human being to another, and there is
absolutely no danger as far as the
continuing of school is concerned."
"Infantile paralysis is known among
the best authorities as an insect borne
disease which is spread chiefly by
flies and other pests of that kind," the
St Louis physician declared.
The consulting doctors were agreed
that there was no need for a quaran
tine of any persons of the family other
than the one attending the sick girl.
The length of the quarantine must be
determined by the seriousness of the
case according to Doctor Gordon.
"The proper length of the patient's
quarantine will be strictly enforced,"
he asserted, ''and there is absolutely
no danger of the malady spreading
to other children through Miss Clark."
It was the opinion of both Doctors
Stine and Gordon that there was no
Imminent danger whatever in per
mlttting the Columbia schools to con
tinue in session as far as the trans
mission of infantile paralysis was
Kiile Ranges at Fort SIU.
By ARoUited Press
FORT SILL, Okla., Sept. 18. Work
of constructing rifle ranges to accom
modate Infantry regiments in the
Thirty-fifth Division, to be trained at
Camp Doniphan, National Guard
training camp, is expected to start at
For Course In Patriotism.
By Associated vnv
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18. Schools and
colleges in every state of the Union
have been sent a letter by N. A.
Baker of st Louis, president of the
Children of America Loyalty League,
to set apart one hour a week In the
public schools for a patriotic course
of instruction.
Names of 41 Men Not Exempted or
Discharged Sent to Columbia.
The local draft board today received
from the iDIstrict Appeals Board at
Joplin a certified list of forty-one
names, eleven of them negroes, who
were classified as ready for service,
not exempted or discharged. The lo
cal board members said that as far
as they knew this afternoon the men
Were the same they had certified.
The names have been published in
the Mlssourian.
A letter from Adjutant General
McCord was received saying that all
local boards must certify to the dis
trict board a sufficient number of
men for the various increments and
that for the second increment no
more than the quota would be sent to
make up a deficiency from some other
locality, as was done in the first in
crement. Boone County sent four
more men than .its quota in the first
increment to make up for deficiencies
of other boards.
The local board at Newton, N. C,
has sent the physical record of Fred
Yoder to the local board and stated
that .he had not claimed exemption
there. Mr. Yoder was a graduate
student in the University last year.
still a Wait a war call
Columbia Men Delayed In Going With
Hospital Unit
Washington University Base Hos
pital No. 21 is still in St. Louis await
ing orders to move. Orders were giv
en by the War Department five weeks
ago to Doctor Phillip Schaefer, dean of
the Washington University Medical
School, to have the unit ready to en
train within two days. After the unit
was ready it was turned over to Lieu
tenant Lehman and later to Captain
Thomas of the United States Medical
Resene. Since that time their de
parture has been expected daily. The
twenty-nine nurses left for New
York a month ago and are still thcie
waiting for the arrival of the re
mainder of the unit.
Four Columbia members of the unit,
Will E. Smith, John Nowell, W. brown
and Lee Heidbrader are now in Co
lumbia on a leate of absence.
Big Schools of Country Combine In
An Advertisement.
"The technical schools of the coun
try have adopted the unusual course
of uniting in an advertisement urging
young men who are ineligible for mili
tary service to consider the advisabili
ty of undertaking work in engineering
or in applied science, including
medicine," says an editorial in the
Kansas City Star.
"Common sense indorses their rea
soning," the Star adds. "After the war
is over there will be an unprecedented
demand for trained men for the work'
of reconstruction. America should be
ready to provide its share. The op
portunity and the duty of taking part
in this work invite young men who
cannot go into military service to
make an unusual effort to obtain the
best possible schooling that is open to
Among the large schools of the
country represented in the advertise
ment is the University of Missouri.
Fourteen Divorce Suits Will be Tried.
In October.
One hundred and fifty-four cases
have been set in the docket of the
Boone County Circuit Court which will
convene October 1 and end October 11.
On the first dav thirteen cases of trust
estates ,with the annual statement of
trustees will be neara ana iourieen
state cases, In which no pleas have
been entered, will be disposed of.
Divorce day will be Monday October
10 when fourteen divorce cases will
be heard. Six other cases are schedul
ed for this day. Eight back tax suits
by the City of Columbia will be tried
on the last day of court.
Among the state cases is that of
William Roberts of Rfggs, who Is
charged with first degree murder of
William Riley of Riggs July 30.
Allied Air Men Do Much Damage at
Ily Associited Tress
AMRTRnnAM. SeDt. 18. In the re
cent raid by Entente allied airmen on
the Belgian town of Roulers, says tne
newspaper of Manstricht, Holland, a
bomb fell on a building near the mar
ket and killed or wounded 900 Ger
Centralla Woman Carries Her Case
To Circuit Court
Mrs. William Taylor of Centralla to-j-
n,i on anneal -with the Boone
County Circuit Court from the decision
of the Centralla ponce court oy wuicu
she and her husband were fined $1
a .nct for disturbing the peace of
John Curren also of Centralla.
Lieutenant TIce at Camp Cody.
1 1 .-, riuonp T. Tice of Kan-
sas City, a graduate of the University.
.i.... of fomn Pndv. Dem-
ls now vu uuy v ..--
ing. N. M. Lieutenant Tice received
his' degree from the University of
i f . ...,. "TT"Tras married
.Missouri jasi )"'
August 23 to Miss Grace M. Reeves.
Decrease In Production Re
cently Arouses Officials of
the Government.
Growing Need of France
.and Italy for Fuel Is
One Cause.
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. Reports
to the geological survey on the pro
duction of bituminous coal show a de
crease in August at the rate of more
than 3,000,000 tons a month and indi
cate a shortage of coal this winter,
feared by many government officials.
may be a reality unless production
shows decided increases at once.
The chief sections of the country
facing suffering are New England,
the West and the Northwest. The
situation in New England has been
caused by the withdrawal from coast
wise traffic for trans-Atlantic trade of
some of the fleets of vessels formerly
engaged in transporting coal from
New York to New England ports.
Reports to officials here say Cana
dian interests withdrew approximate
ly 1,700,000 tons of bituminous coal
from the United States during the
period between the fixing of a flat
coal price and placing the embargo.
They are reported to have obtained
this large stock by bidding from 25
to 50 cents a ton higher than the
price set by the government.
Other contributing factors in the
situation are the growing needs of
France and Italy for coal with which
to keep their munitions factories and
other war industries going.
1917 Football Season Starts on Rol
lins Field.
"It was a pretty good war time
That was the opinion of Coach
Schulte and Athletic Director W. E.
Meanwell of the fifty men who ap
peared yesterday for the first football
practice. The men started to come
out at 3:30 o'clock and by 4 o'clock
the fifty men were "hard at It" And
Coach Schulte was not the least of the
According to Coach Miller, sixty-five
men have taken out suits. Of the
fifty men out, six were letter men:
Bass, Captain Hamilton, Slusher, Col
lins, Rider and Viner. There were
two substitutes present: Morris and
Stevens. Of the rest of the men,
twenty-four were first-year men and
the others possible Varsity material.
"I am not overconfident in my ma
terial," said Coach Schulte. "The old
men make me feel very good. But
three of them, Viner, Rider and Col
lins, who belong to the Kansas City
Hospital Unit, may be subject to call
at any minute, and if that should hap
pen it would put us in a serious posi
tion. The Other Varsity material Is
very indifferent, but they may develop
"The men are lighter this year than
usual, but that does not worry me. It
fifty more will come out for practice,
and there ought to be that many more
men available in the University, I will
feel more confident. We ought to
have at least fifty more men."
The coach made the men pass the
ball around and then gave them some
practice at punting and line forma
tion. Coach John Miller had charge
of the freshmen.
Sophomores Gather on Streets Pad
dles Were Missing.
Several groups of sophomores of
the University gathered on the streets
last night. They were looking for
Freshmen. The banding together of
sophomores was reported to the po
lice, but a tour of the town in an au
tomobile failed to reveal any hazing.
A large crowd of second-year men
gathered in front of the Hall Theater
early in the evening and told all
freshmen encountered on the street to
"get on home." No paddles were In
evidence, however, and no effort was
made to carry out the old methods.
Student President Morris Dry and L.
R. Fuller, president of the Student
Senate, were on hand and urged the
men to obey the University rules on
City Has a Means of Summoning
Officers Now.
James M. Wood, president of Steph
ens College, last night presented to the
police department of the city the old
Stephens College Chapel bell which
was In service at the college forty
years before the electric bells were
installed. The bell will be placed on
top of the city hall some time this
week and will be used to summon the
police. .
Mayor James E. Boggs said that the
bell would be used only for calling
the police as he saw no need of hav
ing a curfew in Columbia.
Walk-Out of Men Holds Up
Building of Ships for the
Labor Difficulty May Extend
to the Mills Which Pro
duce Lumber.
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, Sept 18. Chair
man Hurley of the Shipping Board
today appealed to President Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor
to stop the strikes which are holding
up government ship building on the
Pacific coast A conference was held
today between Mr. Hurley and Mr.
Chairman Hurley also conferred to
day with Secretary Daniels on the
Navy settlement of wage demands In
government shipyards.
-May Strike at Lumber .Mills.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. Secre
tary Wilson today telegraphed W. T.
Boyce, assistant commissioner of im
migration at San Francisco, to ten
der his office as mediator or concilia
tor in the settlement of the strike of
iron workers and sljlp builders there.
The extension of the strike to mills
producing lumber for government
ships is feared by the Shipping Board
officials. From Portland and Astoria,
Ore., came reports that striking car
penters are trying to persuade others
to walk out and lumber mills might
be affected.
The government marked time today
in efforts to settle strikes at San
Francisco and other coast cities pend
ing the arrival Wednesday or Thurs
day of officials of a Seattle company
which ha3 granted a high wage scale.
Counselor William Blackmon of
the Department of Labor has studied
the demands of the men, but will take
no other action for several days.
.President Hill, Doctor Meanwell and
Morris Dry to Talk.
Football and other subjects vital to
the University will be discussed by
President A. Ross Hill, Dr. W. E.
Meanwell, director of athletics, and
Morris E. Dry, student president, at
the Missouri Union at 7:30 o'clock
tomorrow night
During his seven years at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, Doctor Mean
well declares he consented (to give
but four talks. His appearing before
the football enthusiasts and others to
morrow night, the third day of the
1917-18 session. Is taken to mean that
he has an important message for the
studepts at this particular time.
There are a few other questions of
value to be brought before the student
Body, which President Hill and Mr.
Dry will present. Old students, new
students, faculty and alumni are in
vited to attend.
Bathing and Shaving Regular Part of
Duties at Camp Fnnston.
By Assoclnted Tress
CAMP FUNSTON. Kan., Sept 18.
Cleanliness and neatness are two of
the watchwords at Camp Funston,
national army cantonment and the
young men now being trained for the
new National Army are being given a
course in these two essentials of
the modern soldier.
Major General Leonard Wood, in
command of the cantonment Is a
"stickler" when it comes to cleanli
ness and he Is seeing that the men of
the Eighty-ninth division are receiv
ing proper training along these lines.
The men must keep their hair trim
med short and they must shave at least
twice a week and bathe an equal
number of times. Use of the tooth
brush is required at least once a day
while the bedding must be given a
sun-bath at least once a week.
All 3Ien At Nevada Receive Money
This Week.
The men of Company F, Fourth
Regiment, the Columbia Company in
the Missouri National Guard camp at
Nevada, are to get their pay at last
The Wiar Department began paying
men there yesterday and expect to
finish by Monday night
Payment of all of the men below
the rank of commissioned officers
will require $290,000. Officers' salar
ies will aggregate an additional sum
of approximately $60,000.
Sorry That Dispatches Caused Sweden
Any Trouble.
nffirtTfT . r. . to Tl.. Pn '
man minister to Sweden today for
mally expressed to the Swedish gov
ernment Germany's regrets for the
trouble caused by the transmitting of
German code messages through Swe
dent to Germany from the German
legation at Argentina. '
I-or Columbia and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and Wednesday; not inucli
change In temperature.
For Missouri: Generally fair tonlKht
anil Wednesday; warmer extreme north
portion tonight.
Weather Condition.
The weather still Is more or less un
settled and stormy In far southern waters
ml In northern Mexico westward to the
r.H-Ific Ocean; lint It continues nearly
Ideal In the United States and southern
Precipitation of the past 24 hours was
confined to small, widely sepirated areas.
Temperatures ever where run near or
sllclitly above the seasonable average.
Fair, pleasant weather will continue In
Columbia over Wednesday.
local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 81 degrees and the lowest
list night was r2; precipitation OUO;
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 33 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature wis 70 and the lowest .10;
preclpltatlonO 00 Inch.
The Almanac.
Sun rises today, 5:53 a. m. Sun sets,
":11 p. m.
Moon sets G:57 p. m.
The Temperature of Today.
7 a. m r,2 11 a. m 7fi
S a. in V 12 m 70
9 a. m ft'. 1 p. m St
10 a. ra 74 2 p. m M
Total Registration at 3:30
This Afternoon 1,544
Was 2,274 Last Year.
That the total enrollment for the
1917-18 school year at the University
tv ill be much below the enrollment
last year was indicated by the total
registration at 3:30 o'clock this after
noon when the figures fell 730 short of
the total registration for the first two
days last year,
At the close of registration yester
day only 1,365 had registered, while
the total for the first day last, year was
1,792. The total registration for to
day up to 3:30 o'clock" was only 179.
It is expected that a large number
of old students will arrive tomorrow,
having waited until the last day on ac
count of the new system of registra
Temperature Affects Composition, Ex
periments Show.
The University of Missouri College
of Agriculture has been investigating
the causes of variation in the com
position of milk for several yearsr
This subejet is of importance to the
manufacturer of dairy products, to
the producer and of special signif
icance in connection with the use of
milk as food for infants. The College
has found several causes for variation
in milk not recognized before.
It is often observed that milk is
poorer in fat in summer and becomes
richer again in the fall and the farm
ers have generally assumed this to be
due to the watery condition of grass
as 'compared with the dry feed re
ceived during the winter. Tests have
shown that the cause of this is not
grass feeding, but the temperature.
For some reason there is a tendency
for the milk to be richer in fat dur
ing cold weather and to become poor
er when the weather becomes very
warm, regardless of the feed con
sumed. A second factor of importance as in
fluencing the richness of milk is the
fatness of the cow at time of fresh
ening. A cow high in flesh at calving
time gives very much richer milk
for some time than would be the case
were she thin.
This knowledge is now made use of
by every breeder of dairy cattle who
desires to make the largest possible
record for milk and butter fat pro
duction. Another interesting discov
ery is that when a cow is underfed
that temporarily she gives richer milk
rather than thinner, as might be ex
pected. This is of great importance
in connection with making tests of
cows and a failure to understand this
effect has resulted in wrong conclu
sions from many experiments con
ducted with cows In the past
French Prevent Lockjaw Among Sol
diers by Its Use.
By Associated Press
PARIS, Sept. 18. During the last
meeting of the Surgical Society Doc
tor Fredet mentioned a fact which
seemed to show the value of prevent
ive injections of anti-tetanus serum.
After the battle of Ourcq, a certain
number of wounded French and Ger
man soldiers were collected in a hos
pital. A German doctor had remained
with the German wounded and, al
though sufficient serum was placed at
his disposal, he refused to use it for
his men, saying that he considered
such injections had no preventive
value. The French wounded received
the normal doses of the serum. Of
twelve German wounded, six con
tracted tetanus (lock-jaw) and died,
while no French wounded showed any
symptom of it This example of the
serum's preventive efficacy has all
the more weight because all the men
had been wounded under the same
conditions and on the same tetanus
infected ground.
City Council Meets Tonight
The City Council will hold a regular
meeting tonight Street repairs will
be one of the matters discussed.
No Cessation of Fighting
Until Alsace-Lorraine
Are Restored.
Affirms Resolve to Pursue
Vigorous Republican and
Social Policy.
Ily Associated Press
PARIS, Sept. 18. The French
ministerial declaration was read by
Professor Palnleve, the new premier,
in the Chamber of Deputies this after
noon and re-affirms the determination
of the French to continue the war
until the disannexation of Alsace and
Lorraine from Germany is assured,
along with reparation for damages
caused by the Germans.
The declaration affirms the resolve
of the government to pursue a vigor
ous "republican and social policy."
The French democracy, it contends,
has showed itself worthy of the confi
dence its leaders had in it and the
absence of a representative of the
Socialist party in the present cabinet
could not and must not be interpreted
as inoiving in any way a diminuatiou
of their confidence.
Xo German Peace Terms Sent
Ily Assocl ited Tress
BERLIN, Sept. 18. The German
foreign office in a statement given to
the Associated Press, denies stories
in Danish and other foreign news
papers to the effect that the German
government' has'' Indirectly communi
cated its peace errns to Washington
or hat Wihelstrasse even had sent
out '"trial balloons" for the purpose
of sounding sentiment in the United
The German foreign office here In
formed the Associated Press that the
rumors were promptly discredited on
the strength o( the peace terms as
cribed to Germany and further by the
fact that there was no occasion for
Germany to address the Washington
government in this respect
Mrs. St. Clair-Moss Tells How Women
HuTe Entered College.
The call .sent out to the 190,000
women in colleges, universities, and
normal schools by United States Com
missioner of Education, P. P. Claxton,
was emphasized by President L. W.
St. Clair-Moss at the opening chapel
sen-ice at Christian College this
morning. The plea that women In
higher institutions should return to
their work, and that more girls should
enter to train for definite service, is
being answered, she said. Christian
College announces an enrollment of
approximately 300 with registration
still in progress. Seventeen states,
so far appear in the enrollment list
The college senior class shows an en
rollment to date of thirty-five.
The program was opened with
songs by the audience. The Rev.
Madison A. Hart conducted a brief
devotional servica Greetings were
given by D. A. Robnett, president of
the board of trustees and by Super
intendent J. El McPherson of the
Columbia public schools.
Robert J. White of the violin de
partment and Miss Anna Laura John
son gave musical numbers. President
St Clair-Moss announced that the,
auditorium would be re-opened with' a
recital by five teachers of the music
M. U. Teacher Will Be At Peabody
For Three Months.
Prof. J. D. Elllff. director of the
Summer Session of the University,
will leave next week par Nashville,
Tenn., where he will, teach the classes
in secondary education at the Peabody
College for Teachers for tJttefn'ekVthnee
months. J
Professor Elliff has been granted a
three months' leave of absence from
the University so that he might assist
the Peabody College during a shortage
in their teaching staff daring the next
quarter. He will assume his new
duties October 1, expecting to return
to Columbia the latter part of De
Dean James Asked About Report of
Position as King's .Adviser.
The report has been current about
the University that Dean Eldon R.
James of the School of Law of the
University has been recommended for
the position of legal adviser to the
King of Slam. When seen this morn
ing. Dean James said he could not
discuss the matter.
George Shock, 74 Yean Old, Dies.
Funeral services for George Shock,
who died at' Prathersville Saturday,
were held Sunday afternoon. Mr.
Shock was 71 years old. He was a
veteran "of the Civil War, fighting un
der General Shelby. Two sons, G. L.
and Claiborne Shock, survive.

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