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Vf??Cl THE EVENING MISSOURIAN TENTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917. NUMBER 5 . v - -r K? V BERLIN OR BUST SAY SECOND DRAFT GROUP 65 Boone County Young Men Sing Songs of Protest Against Kaiserism. WILL GO TOMORROW E. C. Anderson Makes Brief Talk to Drafted Men In Circuit Court Room. Sixty-fie enthusiastic young men reported to the local drait board at o'clock this morning and received instructions for entraining on the 10:50 Wabash tomorrow morning for Camp Funston where they win be trained for the National Army, uniy sixty-two of the men will leave to morrow as this is Boone County's 40 per cent of the first quota. The others were named as alternates and will go If any of the men fail to report to morrow. The men assembled in the Circuit Court room where E. C. Anderson, clerk of the board made a short but impressive talk on the step they were about to take. Songs and yells fol lowed, the most popular song being, "We'll Hang Bill Kaiser on a Sour Apple Tree." The men elected Fred Yoder and E. M. McDonald as captains of the group and after the meeting paraded down Broadway where they were greeted with applause and cheers. The local board ordered sixty-nine men to report but later excused three. One man 0. R. Brunton of Hartsburg failed to report and has been classed by the local board as a slacker. He has moved from the Hartsburg ad dress and the board is now looking for him When he is found, charges of desertion will be brought against him. All of the men were happy this morning and were joking about what they were going to do when they reached camp. E. C. Anderson said that he was proud to send such a fine crowd of young men as representa tives of Boone County. When the men disbanded they were again told to report in the morning at 9 o'clock at the court house. Eighteen of the men will be given meals and rooms by the local board but the others will return to their homes. The men took up a collection and are now having a sign painted which will be placed on the coach which carries them to camp. The sign reads: "Berlin or Bust! A Part of Boone County's Protest Against Kaiserism." a committee from the commercial club was out this afternoon raising funds to buy tobacco and other things which they will present to the men tnmnrrnw. The board today received instruct ions from Goernor Gardner staling that if any man thought that the local or district board had been er roneous in the interpretation of the rules and regulations that he could write to the Governor and that if the charge was true that the Governor could order the boards to re-open the case. Instructions were also re ceived ordering that the card used for testing ejes be sufficintly lighted. The local board of Dalhart, Tex., forwarded the physical examination record of Forest Alexander of Colum bia with a discharge because of physical disability. Jlen Begin to Arrive at Funston. By Associated Tress CAMP FUNSTON', Fort Riley, Kan Sept. 20. Sixteen thousand men of the second quota of the first draft are now arriving in camp from Kan Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Col orado. The men from these states are coming by special train, while the men from New Mexico are travel ing in special coaches. As fast as the men arrive they are being checked in, gheu a superficial physical exam ination, new outfit and a bath before they are permitted to go to bed. TEACH COXSERVATIOX THERE Courses Given Tills Year In The Douglass Sclioo'. The conservation of food is being emphasized by the students in the domestic science classes of the Douglass School. Demonstrations are ghen, showing the best and most economical methods of fanning fruits and vegetables. The principles of cold pack, fractional sterilization and open kettle methods are explained in the course of instructions. The best methods of drjing are also advocated. Accurate results in jelly making, as well as in pickling, are assured. "Can Uhaf vnn An m wVint jwu van i ct&L "J "H,"' you can't can," is the slogan adopted i DV tho CnlinAl ., , . -. .. .uiuui lur lnls worK. The classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursday at 9:10, 10:30 and 1:15. Three Fined for Crap Shooting. John Tuttle. Hubert Hughes and Hubert Cochran, who were arrested last Saturday night on the charge of shooting craps, were tried in the po lice court this afternoon. All of them were fined $23 and costs. PKA1SES STUDEXT UXIOX WORK President Hill Says It Is Greatest Democratic Organization Here. That the Student Union is the greatest democratic organization in the University, was the opinion ex pressed by President A. Ross Hill in a talk at the Union last night. He claimed that it bound together not only the present students, but the alumni, and that in performing this function it helps to keep down the false attacks made on the University. Athletic Director W. E. Meanwell also made a talk at the meeting. He told of Missouri's football prospects for this fall and of the part that athletics will play during the present war. He also told of his plans for the organ ization of intramural athletics. He plans to have all able-bodied persons in the University "out for some kind of athletics. A series of private con sultations are to be arranged between Mr. Meanwell and the students, in which he will advise them asto the course of training that they should follow. .MISS McVEY IXTO MOVIES Former University Girl Probablj Will Appear on Columbia Screens. Miss Rose A. McVey, daughter of Mrs. Charles F. McVey of the Dumas Apartnents and a sophomore in the University last year, went to New York this summer for a visit to her sister, Mrs. Sidney Drew, and re mained to try work in motion pic tures. Miss McVey took a minor part in a Drew comedy which was shown early in the summer, but has since rehearsed in more important roles and will probably appear in pictures in Columbia this winter, as a member of the Metro Company, which pre sents' the Drew comedies. Miss Mc Vey is the fourth member of the Mc Vey family to go into pictures. Mrs. Drew was formerly Miss Lucille Mc Vey, and two brothers. Lloyds and Hartley, have appeared several times in the Drew comedies. U. S. OFFICERS GET WAR CROSS General Duncan and Major King Were In Verdun Offensive. By Associated Tress AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE, Sept 20. Brigadier General George B. Duncan and Major Campbell King are the first American officers to receive the War Cross in the French awards, growing out of the Americans' participation in the recent Verdun offensive, when they acted as ob servation officers in forward military positions. Whether the officers will be permitted to accept the decorations is not known. The citation for General Duncan reads: "He assisted our forces under circumstances of extreme danger dur ing violent bombardment at Verdun." A piece of shrapnel struck the steel helmet -of the officer. Major King also visited forward dressing stations. WHEAT PRICE SUITS MISSOURI Farmers Here Are 'ot Affected, Says A. J. Meyer. The price of $2.20 a bushel for wheat, as fixed by Herbert Hoover, food administrator, is not seriously affecting the Missouri farmer, accord ing to A- J. Meyer, director of Agri cultural Extension Service at the University of Missouri. "The farmers of Missouri can pro duce wheat at a maximum cost of $1.70," said Mr. Meyer. "Many farm ers have produced wheat at as low a cost as 90 cents a bushel. I base my statement on 200 records that I re ceived from as many farmers. I got these statistics for Mr. Hoover when he was about to set the price of wheat. "The government has asked the Missouri farmer to increase his amount of wheat for this year 5 per cent. I already know he will pro duce 10 per cent more and it is my belief that it will go as high as 23 per cent." "The food supply act of August 12 gave the Missouri Extension Service $1SO,000 for agricultural purposes and $50,000 for home economic work," continued Mr. Meyer. "In the last two months the force of fifty has been increased to seventy-seven workers and each month more are added. These men are urging the farmer to produce more wheat and to do it more efficiently. The women in the home economic work are advising women to do more canning and to buy less com mercial can goods." Check Tjphus In Mexico. By Associated Press ipvirn pity. Kent. 19. The de partment of public health in a recent j hniietln Issued here says that the, scourge of typhus throughout the re- graphical engineers and road en public has diminished 50 per cent gineers, ten motor truck companies -,i trmr smallnox Is being success uM .. . - 4 fully combated by widespread vacci nation. Almost the entire army nas been vaccinated as have the school children and occupants.of prisons. To Attend Press Association Meeting. Dean-Walter Williams of the School of Journalism left last night to attend the meeting of the Missouri Press Association in St. Louis. II. W. Smith, instructor in advertising, went to St. Louis yesterday afternoon to attend the meeting. PL AN INSPECTION TRIP OF OLDJRAILS ROAD 4 Columbians in Motor Party Which Leaves Kansas City on Monday. HERE MONDAY NIGHT Highway Commission to Be In One Car To Boost Oct. 6 Meeting. Members of the Missouri State Highway Commission and officers of the State and National Old Trails as soclaUons will leave Kansas City at 8 o'clock next Monday morning in motor cars for a tour of inspection of Missouri's chief cross-state high way. The party will leave the Bal timore Hotel at S o'clock Monday morning, stopping at each town on the Old Trails Road for conferences with road workers, and will reach Co lumbia in the evening. After a night in Columbia, the party will proceed over the Old Trails Road to St. Louis. Those who will be in the two cars will be Judge J. M. Lowe of Kansas City, president of the National Old Trails Road Association; E. W. Stephens of Columbia, vice-president; S. F. Conley of Columbia, treasurer of the Missouri Old Trails Road Asso ciation, and Prof. F. L. Martin and Dr. W. P. Dysart. both of Columbia, all of whom will be in the first car, and the members of the Staje High way Commission, who will occupy the second car. The principal object for the road inspection tour, aside from the real need for an inspection of the road, is to arouse interest In the meeting of the Missouri Old Trails Road Associa tion, which is to be held in the Dan iel Boone Tavern here October 6. At this state convention plans to con struct a hard surface for the entire road will be discussed, and it Is hoped definite action for such work will be started. Theso'plans include a hard surface on the Old Trails Road, over every mile of the historic old highway, just as soon as possible. Today the committee is sending to each town on the Missouri section of the Old Trails Road a schedule, tell ing the plans for the trip, just who will be in the party and when the cars of the road boosters will arrive. No formal meetings will be held, but conferences will be arranged in each place. Some idea of the need for action in regard to the Old Trails Road is shown by the statements made by C. B. Miller and S. F. Conley, who mo tored down to Columbia from Kansas City yesterday. According to Mr. Miller and Mr. Conley, the roads from Kansas' City clear through to Boone County are in the worst condition they have been for years. WED OX WAY TO WASHINGTON Miss Ruth Ebaugh and W. W. Haines Are Married In St. Louis. Miss Ruth Ebaugh and W. W. Haines were married at the Maryland Hotel in St. Louis at 6:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. The wedding came as a surprise to friends of the couple, who knew of their engage ment, but expected the wedding to occur later. The bride was on her way to Washington, D. C.t to visit her father when the wedding took place. They are spending their honeymoon at Washington. Mrs. Haines has lived for the last three years with Mrs. Virginia Nevins, 131S Anthony street. Mr.-- Haines is a stockman and farmer living at 01 ney. Mo. They will return to Colum bia in two weeks. REGIMENTS TO SPECIALIZE American Troops Trained for. Definite Duties In France. By Associated Tress WASHINGTON, Sept 20. American troops in France are to be supplied fully with trained forces to deliver gas and liquid fire attacks, according to general orders revealed here today by the War Department. The orders show that each army of three corps will have its special engineer regi ment, whose business it will be to handle the gas and flame service. In addition, each army will have thousands of men in supplementary units to deal with other phases of modern fighting. There will, be a mining service regiment, an order ervice regiment, a general construe- Hon regiment and engineers' supply sen ice attachments, both of topo- and five wagon companies. Its Athletics Under University Control By Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 20. Regents of the University of Nebraska have taken over control of athletics from the management of the athletic board. The department of athletics has been made a regular part of the University. At present Dr. E. J. Stewart, athletic director and head coach is alone in charge of fall sports, but it is expect ed that he will have an assistant.' KAISER WILL HEDGE IN Pffi ANSWER No Declaration Regarding Belgium Expected in Re ply to Pope's Note. A VALUABLE PAWN And German Sentiment Is Against Abandoning Cap tured Land. By Associated Tress , BERLIN, Sept. 19 (delayed). While the text of the German reply to Pope Benedict's peace proposals will not be announced before Saturday, the Ber lin press and parliamentary circles concur in predicting that the mes sage will not be a specific declaration concerning Belgium. The fate of that country is calling forth excessive pan-German frothing due to the recurrent rumor that the government had definitely decided to abandon all intentions of permanent control of the occupied Belgian terri tory. Official quarters today were non committal on the subject of the Ger man answer other than admitting that It will be delivered to the papal delegate at Munich tomorrow. The impression prevailing in weU-ln-formed quarters is that the note will put the subject of Belgium in abey ance. This Is considered only in keeping with the Pope's present ef forts at Mediation which, it is pointed out, do not call for specific peace terms regarding Belgium. The Ger man attitude on this point might tersely be expressed this way: "Germany considers Belgium too valuable a pawn to be exposed to jeopardy through an ill-timed or hasty move." On the subject of international ar bitration, the German note, it is be lieved, will express approval of the subject. However, in view 'of pre vious failures of such International tribunals, it is assumed the Pope will come forth with a proposal of a scheme to serve as an institution of international arbitration. NEARLY IDEAL FOR THE CHOP.S Corn Made Good Progress and Is Maturing Satisfactorily. Last week was nearly ideal for ripening crops, says the weekly weather and crop bulletin of the U. S. Weather Bureau, issued at 10 o'clock yesterday. The bulletin says: "The weather was abnormally cool, with light frost in a few localities, on September 11 and 12, 1ut otherwise the week was Ideal for- ripening crops and for all farm work. Light showers fell in twenty or more counties, in cluding the western border from Barton to Jackson, and thence across the state in a northeasterly direction to Marion County; there was no rain at all in the remainder of the state. but, except in one or two northern localities, there Is ample moisture in the soil for present needs. "The corn crop made progress, and its advancement toward maturity Is quite uniform and satisfactory. Much of the advanced crop is cut and in shock, and the late planted is well along in the roasting ear. Reports confirm previous statements that three-fourths of the crop will be safe from danger by frost by September 20 and 90 per cent will- be out of danger by October 1. "Preparation for wheat seeding is well ahead, with soil in good condi tion; the acreage will be larger than usual; seeding has begun in several localities south of the Missouri River. "Irish potatoes are yielding well, and sweet potatoes are promising. Late gardens and all minor crops are satisfactory. ' "Pastures, as a rule, and late for age crops continue in good condition. A fair yield of clover seed is being secured. Hay cutting is in progress, with satisfactory yields. "Apple picking has begun. The crop, as a whole, is fair to good, but is much better in some localities than others." STEEL WORKERS GET l RAISE Advance of 10 Per Cent Granted By U. S. Corporation. By Associated Press NEW YORK, Sept. 20. The United States Steel Corporation today an nounced a 10 per cent advance in the wages of its workers, to take effect October 1. Boone County Hogs To State Fair. W. H. Thomson and A. O. Boyd will ship eighteen hogs tomorrow to Sedalia where they have been entered at the Missouri State Fair, which will start Saturday. Mr. Thomson will enter six Duroc'-Jersey3 and Mres S. Grant will not have a chance to Boyd will exhibit a dozen Poland-1 Chna Ttnft, t, tVpn nrrmi-Jhe urns on their hpgs at the fair before. Acacias Will Give a Smoler. The Acacia fraternity will give a smoker at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night at the chapter house, 821 Rollins street THE WEATHER For Columbia and Vicinity: Pome cloudi ne. liut Kenerally fair weather tonight and Friday; cooler tonight. For Missouri: (Tenerally fair tonight and Irlday, except showers extreme northeast portion tonight and south and east central portions Friday. Cooler tonight. Weather Conditions. There Is more or less cloudiness In the loner Missouri and upper half of the Mississippi valley and in the most of the eastern states north of the Onlo Light to moderate showers have fallen In east tii part of South Dakota, In Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. There has been no rain In the grain dis trict south of the Missouri or in the cot ton region. A high pressnre wave is giving fair and cooler weather In the northwestern states with light frost In Nebraska, western "nuth and North Dakota. Wyoming, and Montana; but the Heather It turrlnj warmer In western Canada. In Columbia there will be some cloudi ness during the first part of the next 24 hours, but generally fair weather will vail over Friday and probably Satur day. Tonight will be somewhat cooler than last night. Irfral Data. The highest temperature in Columbia M-sterday was SI degrees anil the lowest '.:-t night was 5C; precipitation 0.00; relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 47 r cent. A year ago yesterday the hlgh et temperature was 77 and the lowest 43; precipitation 0 00 Inch. The Almanac. Sun rises today, 5V, a. m. Sun sets :iu p. m. Moon ets 8:40 p. m. The Temperatures Today. 7 a. m fiS 11 a. m fi2 s a. m :'.) 12 m m t a. m m 1 p. m B2 10 a. ni 01 2 p. ni j til ENROLLMENT ONLY 3G0 BEHIND Decrease In Attendance at M. U. This Year Less Than Many Predicted. A decrease of 5G0 from ths total en rollment last year existed at noon today when 1,969 students had regis tcred. At the end of the fourth day last year 2,529 had registered. The figures given out at noon today indicate practically the final total for this year. Only three students regis tered up to noon today, while thirteen registered the fourth day last year. The decrease of 5C0 is less than many had predicted as a result of the call to war service that 'has been answered bv students from all de partments. Just what the proportion between men and women is this year has not been ascertained yet, owing to the rush of work in the office of the registrar. Indications are that there are more women enrolled this year than ever before, with their proportion to the total number of men substantially raised by the decrease in men's regis tration. Class work started at 8 o'clock this morning. The smaller enrollment was apparent in he absence of the usual crow ds in Academic Hall. The loss Is fairly evenly distributed among the various classes, not being so evident as was expected. VETERAN AVIATOR MEETS DEATH Captain Roeckel Has Won Cross of the Legion of Honor. (Correspondence of the Associated Press) PARIS, Sept 19. Captain Roeckel, one of the oldest in service and one of the most remarkable of French aviators, has just been killed in a fly ing accident at Vlllacoublay, after risking death a thousand times over the enemy's lines. Captain Roeckel was the creator of the French system of regulating artillery fire from air planes. Among his exploits was the destruction' of half of the artillery of the Sixteenth German army corps in the vicinity of Triaucourt, September S, 1914. This achievement provoked a general note by Marshal Joffre re garding the use of "airplanes of combat." Two days after his success near Triaucourt, Captain Roeckel, flying at a height of 300 yards, discovered the position of a division of Bavarian In fantry in the region of Vaux Marie, signalled it to the artillery, then got back to camp with his machine rid dled with bullets and shell fragments. When the French infantry advanced and occupied the position, they found 4.S00 dead Bavarians on the field, all victims of the French 3-inch field guns. Captain Roeckel had won the cross of the legion of honor and the war cross with .six palms for as many cita tions in the orders of the army. State to Audit Sanitarium's Books. By Associated Tress JEFFERSON CITY, Mo . SepL 20. A statement that M. M. Marbut, treas urer of the State Sanitarium at Mount Vernon, Mb., was interested financial ly in contracts of the institution, is named in a report of the state audi tor, who has decided to go over the books of the institution. Mr. Marbut, it is also stated, let $60,000 of build ing contracts without bids and the architect was also employed without bids. Ulysses S. Grant Exempted. By Associated Press BISMARCK, N. D.. Sept 19. Ulys nimseii as lamuus iu m was nameu alter, in mis war wun Germany, for the North Dakota dis trict exemption board here has ex empted him from military service on the grounds that he has a dependent wife, and as a result a great name Is lost to the military annals of the state. I IN E Offensive Started at Dawn Promises to Be Great War Achievement. PUSH BACK TEUTONS Bitter Fighting Is Now In Progress in Neighborhood of Menin Road. By Associated Press BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN BELGIUM, Sept. 20. Field Marshal Haig's. offensive, which was begun at dawn this morning on the Belgian battlefront, proceeded with marked effect, especially in the crucial section between the Ypres-Rouler railroad and Hollebeke. A bitter fight is in progress in, the neighborhood of Iver ness Copse, Nuns Wood and Glen course Wood. If the attackers maintain the posi tions they have secured in this sec tion they will have accomplished one of the most important achievementa in months. German infantry is mak ing a most determined resistance to retain this vital ground and Teuton artillery is retaliiating heavily against the British big guns. Today's offensive will be known as the battle of the Menin Road. Fair weather has improved the ground, but mud was still deep and the whole ter ritory is covered with water-filled shell holes. Tangled barbed wire and shattered trees are on all sides. The German defenses are composed of concrete redoubts. The Germans poured a stream of bullets into the ranks of the advancing troops from their concrete redoubts. Every little elevation and woods was filled with rapid-fire guns. The British encountered hard fight ing in many places, but magnificent artillery work made the drive easier. British barrage swept the country like a broom. The Germans knew the attack was coming, but were unaware of the exact location of the enemy. OLD GLEE CLUB MEX TO MEET Plans for New Year to Be Discussed by Members Thursday Night. Plans for the coming season will be discussed by the old members of the University Glee and Mandolin Clubs at a meeting at the homo of Dr. Chester Murray In the Dumas Apart ments at 7:30 o'clock tonight. It is the intention of the officers this year to start the work of the clubs at once, instead of waiting for several weeks, as in past years. The Glee Club this year will be composed of forty men as last year, ten men being carried in each section. The Mandolin Club will be composed of between ten and fifteen men. The clubs are under the direction of Dr. Chester Murray of the romance lan guage department of the University. The student officers are: President, David Batiks; business manager, R. Egger; secretary, E. C Bohrer. ASHLAXD COUPLE WED nEBE Wedding of C. B. Dullard and Clara Sapp Takes Place at Courthouse. Claude B. Bullard, 22 years pld, of Ashland and Miss Clara Alice Sapp, 22, of Ashland, R. F. D. 1. were mar ried this morning in the women's parlors in the Courthouse by the Rev. C. L. Bullard of the Baptist Church of Ashland. Mr. Bullard is an uncle of the bridegroom. The bride Is a daughter of John K. Sapp. A number of friends and relatives were present HELEX CLARK BETTER TODAY 'o Xew Cases of Infantile Paralrgll Reported. Helen Clark was reported better to day and as doing as well as could be expected, by her physician, Dr. James Gordon. No new cases of infantile paralysis have been reported and it is believed that her case is an is olated one. FERGUSOX SILENT OX LOAN Texas Governor Refuses to Tell About $156,000. By Associated Tress AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 20. Governor 'james E. Ferguson, on trial before the senate high court of impeachment, this morning refused to tell who lent him $156,000 several months ago to pay off debts. Most Xot Enter Saloons. By Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Sept 20. Or ders were Issued today by the Mis souri Prison Board that no employes of the institution, from prison guard to penitentiary warden, shall enter saloons. The penalty for violation of the ruling is dismissal. Accepts a Position In Washington. Miss Mary Winston Jones left today ' to take a civil service position in Washington, D. C. She will be em ployed In the office of the Tariff Cora mission. Miss Jones has made her home with her cousin. Miss Louise Stanley, three years while she at tended the University. -, HUG AKE BIG BELGIAN DI .