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! 3 THE EVENING MISSOURIAN -?- ii IF I I- TENTH YEAR iiifiiT niHSTfiH n" "" i UUjUUU III wiiwi vn TO HI LIBRARIES H. 0. Severance Placing 500 Volumes in Each of 13 Y. M. C. A. Buildings. BOOKS ARE ALL GIFTS Soldiers from Boone County Say They Are Pleased With Camp Life. "It's the biggest thing I ever saw," said H. 0. Severance. University librarian In speaking of Camp Funston froin which he returned Saturday night. "There are 30.000 men there now, and there will be 60,,000 when all the Increments are assembled." Mr. Severance says that the Boone County boys are all enjoying their work. Lemuel Crouch, who Is now a sergeant, told him that the men realized the government is doing everything possible to hasten supplies and so are patient when blankets and other equipment fail to arrive. Victor Jones, who went "in the first in crement, is now a sergeant drilling some of the men who went In the second increment. Boone County men belong to Company M. 356th In fantry There are thirteen Y. M. C. A. buildings at Camp Funston. Eight of these are occupied and the other five will be completed this week. Mr. Severance has been placing a library of 500 books In each of these buildings and arranging the system by which the books will circulate, and each library serve 5,000 men. The books of four or five of the libraries are now in circulation and more than half of them are out all the time. All of the books are gifts and are nine-tenths fiction, including such authors as Scott, Dickens, Poe, Kipling and Hawthorne. They are placed on the shelves of the recreation rooms of the Y. 31. C. A. buildings and can be taken out for two weeks. Collections of books can be placed in any building of the camp including the barracks where the boys sleep. The Knights of Columbus have erected a large building containing anaudi torlum in which a library has also been placed. The Y. M. C. A. not only provides writing materials, games and moving picture shows, but also conducts classes in French, English and the Bible. In a conference with Major-General Leonard Wood, chief of staff, and the Y. M. C. A. secretary at Fort Riley, it was decided the status of Mr. Severance in the military institution should be representative of the Ameri can Library Association, representa tive of the University of Missouri and secretary of the Y M. C. A. in charge of the libraries. DISCUSS UNION AT LUNCHEON Wans for Furthering Stemhershlp Campaign Outlined Today. Forty-five students, faculty members and townspeople attended the special luncheon served at the Union Building this noon, for the purpose of further ing the interest of soliciting members in the coming week's campaign. Brief talks were made by E. W. Stephens, who emphasized the im portance and the meaning of the union plan. Dean Eldon R. James, H. S. Jacks, Prof. L. M. Deroe and Miss Eva Johnston. Two committees were appointed for soliciting among the town and the faculty. Dean James was appointed chairman of the committee composed of C. H. Wjlliams, E. M. Carter, T. S. Barclay, g. S Dodds, A. C. Lanier, Percy Werner. R. J. Kerner, E. A. Trowbridge, H. L. Kempster, Louis Ingold, T. J. Talbcrt and C. G. Ross, which is to canvass the faculty. Harry S. Jacks, editor of the Herald-Statesman, is chairman of the committee which is to solicit all those eligible in Columbia Tor membership in the Union. On this committee arc: S. F. Conlcy, E. W. Stephens, J. R. Sommerville, H. M. McPheeters, Lee Walker, N. D. Evans, C. B. Rollins. H. S. Dolley, J. C. Holloway. Denny Estcs, W. S. Brightman, E. M. Carter, Mrs. N. T. Gentry and Miss Meta Eitzen. Up to the present time. H. H. Kln jon .secretary of the Union, reports the membership at the 200 mark. It is hoped that after this week's cam paign it will reach a thousand. COLLEGE GIRLS AT BARBECUE Three Hundred Pounds of 3reat Pre pared for Annual Event The faculty and students of Steph ens College are holding their annual barbecue on the farm of A. H. Shephard this afternoon. Three hun dred pounds of mutton, beef and pork have been prepared by Frank Enloe, a negro, of Jefferson City. Farm Sold By Sheriff. T. Fred Whiteside, sheriff of Boone County, sold the Forbls farm near' Ashland at a sheriff's sale this after- nnAn Tk. i j i t it ... iuc jana was oougui Dy r. n. Sapp for $2,625. I THE CALENDAIt Oct. 2. Tuesday Club meeting at 2:43 o'clock, Y. ir. C. A. Auditorium. Oct. 5 Mass meeting before William Jewell ttanie at 7:15 o'clock, Uni versity Auditorium. Oct. 5. First garnering at Missouri Union. 8 o'clock. Missouri Union. Oct. C. Annual convention of Missouri Old Trails Association. Daniel Koone Tavern. Oct. a Football game, William Jewell vs. Missouri, 2:30 o'clock, Itollln's Field. DISCUSS WAR FUND PLANS Special Meeting Held by Y. M. C. A. "Workers Lat Night. At the request of the State Y. M. C. A. War Council Committee a spe cial meeting of Y. M. C. A. workers was called at 9 o'clock last night to make plans for conducting the pro posed war fund campaign in Colum bia and vicinity from October 11 to 19. The letter received by Nathan S. Scarritt. president of the Y. M. C. A, last night from the state central committee at Jefferson- City requested that a special meeting to consider the work, make plans and organize bo called within an hour after receipt of the communication and its outcome promptly reported to the central committee. About twenty students, professors and Columbia pastors attended. A Attack Delivered- Last Night by Germans East and West of Meuse. Dy Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 1. While the fighting front In Belgium is awaiting the preparation of another offensive stroke by Field Marshal Halg, which the Germans are trying to offset by counter attacks and artillery fire, the German Crown Prince's army is again attempting to harass the French in the Verdun region. Attacks by the Germans were de livered last night both east and west of the Meuse in the Verdun section, where the artillery fire has been in tensive for several days past. The thrusts were repulsed, Paris an nounces. News from the Italian front is gain ing added interest with evidence XoCcy that General Cadorna is pushing out again on the Isonzo front on the Balnzaiaaz Plateau, near the south eastern edge of which he had almost reached the Chiaupovo Valley. The capture of more than 1,400 prisoners in Saturday's attacks indicates the force of the Italian blow, which there is every indication will be followed up, as the new ground has been firmly held against the Austrian reaction. CHILD DIES OF DIPHTHERIA Topton Powell, G-Year-Old Son of Mull Carrier, Burled Sunday. Topton Powell, the G-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Powell. 409 Ann street, was buried Sunday morning at the Columbia Cemetery. He died Saturday evening of diph theria, and on account of the con tagion of the disease no funeral was held. The matter was reported to the city and school health officers, but as there were no other cases, it was thought unnecessary to close the Benton School, where the child at tended. Mr. Powell is a mail carrier. ATTACKED BY STEER AT FAIR Dean and Mrs. F. B. Mumford Hare Narrow Escap eat Sedalia. While attending the State Fair at Sedalia, Dean and Mrs. F. B. Mum ford were attacked by an infuriated steer belonging to the Lucille MulhaH Wild West Show. The animal, which had been picketed near the show, broke the hitching rope and charged toward the couple. Dean Mumford pushed his wife from the path of the charglns steer, but he was knocked down and re ceived several bruises. He is rapidly recovering from his injuries. G. 31. OEHM JOINS V. P. Journalism Graduate Visits Here on Way lo Chicago. Gustav M. Oehm, who has been managing editor of the Harrlsburg (111.) Register since June, Is visit ing in the city for a few das before going to Chicago, where he has ac cepted a position with the Unitei Press. Mr. Oehm is a member of the n-inn Prpss Club. Ralph R. Wyne, formerly of the Mexico Intelllsencer, Is now in charge of the Kcgister publications at Harrlsburg. BOONYILLEPASTOR -MOVES HERE The Rev. John Wcldon "WW Handle Missionary Work from Columbia. The Rev. John W'eldon. for ten years pastor of the Christian Church Rnnnviiip has moved to Columbia and from here will handle the district missionary work of the Christian Church for twenty-two counties. For the last two weeks he has been con ducting revival services at Boonville. wa rMnrnpd to Columbia today. The Reverend Mr. Wetd'on lives at 106 Couzins street. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 19170 TAKE 1ISS NAM'S TOM State Defense Council to Give "Progress of Liberty" Through Missouri. A STORY OF LIBERTY It Is Hoped to Bring' Real ization of War by Show ing Big Spectacle. A state-wide tour for the musical pageant "The Progress of Liberty" written by Miss F. Louise Nardln, in structor in English in the University of Missouri, has been planned by the Missouri Council of Defense and will be begun in the ery near future. Miss Nardin received a wire last week in which she was notified that her work had been chosen to be used throughout the state in arousing in terest among Mlssourians in the war. The pageant was selected by the Mis souri Council of Defenso following its production on the northeast corner of the main campus this summer. It was ghen at that time by summer school students and townspeople. Linwood Taft, who directed the first production of the pageant has volunteered his services to the state and will travel with the production for one year with out pay. Numerous Requests for Pageant. Since Miss Nardln wrote the pageant last summer she has had numerous re quests from different cities in the state for the production. One request came all the way from Santa Monica, Cal., and another one was reeciyt-fl recently from Wichita, Kan. Marshall, Mo., has asked for the honor of being the first Missouri city to see the pageant but as the tour has not been arranged as yet it is not known jnst where the production will be taken first. The "Progress of Liberty" is the first work in the pageant line at tempted by Miss Nardin and was written in a day and a half shortly before the summer school students of the university decided to produuee it last summer. Miss Nardin Is a sister of William T. Nardin a well known attornev in St. Louis. She received her A. B. degree in 1907, her A. in in 1913 and her Ph. D. degree in 1914. She came to the University from Kansas City where she was for several years on the faculty of the Wcstport High School. Tells Grouth of Liberty Idea. The story of the play deals with the growth in the mind of man of the de sire for liberty, and the climax is reached when America, after sitting idly watching the war, rises and takes part. Forty-eight girls, robed in white arid bearing shields and spears, march upon the stage symbolic of the forty eight states. CIRCUIT COURT IN SESSION, Trustee Cases Heard and Routine Matters Settled. The October term of the Boone County Circuit Court opened today with the making of the annual settle ments of trustee cases and other rou tine matter. Late this afternoon the court was hearing the case of Mary Brown, a negro, who is suing for the possession of her two children. The case of Abe Rldgway against the Wabash Railway was dismissed with the defendant paying the costs. The case of J. P. Read against the same company was continued. The court finally discharged Dudley White and Henry H. Barnes, both of whom have been out on parole, as they have joined the United States army. Lewis 'Denham and Irbiy Daly were paroled when statements of their good conduct were made to the court. t John Shelley, 17 years old, a negro, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced to the reform school at Boonville until he is 21. He was charged with stealing a $140 watch from Mrs. Venable July 16 . John Robinson pleaded not guilty to the breaking of local option laws and his case was taken under advise ment by the court. Omer Ycager and Frank Morris pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace of a lawful assembly. Yeager was fined $25 and Morris $10. Engene Nichols, 15 years old, and Joseph Blythe, 19 years old, pleaded guilty to robbing P. T. Christian's store and were both sentenced to the reform school until they are 21 years old. Helen Clark 3faj Recover Fully. Today, two weeks after Miss Helen IslUI IV, IMC JF-JUttl U1U UaU&MLCl Ul Boyle Clark, was taken ill with in fantile paralysis, her physician. Dr. Tnmno Crr-Artn 'crqirl Viof Vtn. e tirmeflll of a complete recovery in time. "The Datient is doinir a well at nresent as can be expected," he said, "time alcnc can tell whether she will regain i. u ut... rr. ,,, are"';; pTotTactand'revery slow but "Doctor Gordon believes it possible that she will be well Inside of a year. PAGEAN TO 111 FIRST Union and Southern Pacific Railroads Put Five Mil lions Each In Fund. LOCAL WORK STARTS S. C. Hunt's Committee Will Begin Sale of Bonds In' County at Once. By Associated Press NEW YORK, Oct. 1. In the first hour of the second Liberty Loan drive $11,000,000 in subscriptions were an nounced by two banking firms. Two of the subscriptions were for $5,000,000 each, by the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railway com panies. I!y Associated Press WASHINGTON;. Oct. 1. Postmaster-general Burleson has ordered that between October 1 and 27 all postage stamps be canceled with a statement stamp bearing this legend: "Back the boys in the trenches buy a Liberty Bond. Inquire at any bank or postoffice." 'Plans for Count Campaign, . Preliminary plans were made at a meeting in the Commercial Club rooms for the campaign that is to be made in Boone County this month to aid the government in disposing of the 3 billion dollars' worth of bonds in the second Liberty Loan. While the sale opens all over the country today, the,ctual work of selling the bonds Hn this county will not start until after a publicity campaign has been put on. The work" in Boone County is un der the supervision of the bankers' committee of the St. Louis Federal Reserve District and will be carried on with the aid of the district com mittee in St. Louis and the campaign headquarters in Washington. Committee Chairmen Named. S. C. Hunt of the Boone County Trust Company, who was appointed by the executive committee chairman of the Boone County Organization, called a meeting of the citizens yes terday and appointed the chairmen of (he various committees to carry on the campaign. These chairmen are to select the members of their own committees from every township in the county and must report to the or ganization committee tomorrow or the day after. The organization commit tee, appointed last week and com posed of J. A. Hudson, chairman, S. F. Conley. R. B. Price, Jr., I. A. Barth and Sydney Stephens, has mapped out plans for the entire cam paign, designating the duties of each committee. The publicity committee, the chair man of which is Mr. Stephens, has charge of all publicity connected with the sale. A campaign lasting from a week to ten days will inform the pub lic of the necessity of buying bonds and arouse its interest before any bonds are offered for sale. This work will be carried on through newspaper articles, posters appealing to all classes of people, tags for automo biles, stickers for letters and speeches at all public gatherings in the coun ty, such as those at churches, lodges, Sunday schools, public schools, mov ing picture shows, public sales and the county fair. Speeches at All Meetings. J. W. Schwabe is chairman of the speakers' committee which Is to co operate with the publicity committee. He is to select a corps of speakers to attend all public gatherings and ex plain the bond issue to the people. The chairmen of the committees to canvass the various classes of citi zens are: Farmers, Dr. W. P. Dysart and J. A. Hudson; merchants, I. A. Barth; lawyers, J. P. McBaine; doctors, Dr. J. E. Thornton; ministers, the Rev. G. W. .Hatcher; real estate dealers, S. F. Conley; county officers, J. L. Hen ry; city officers. Mayor J. E. Boggs; county school employes, G. T. Porter; city school employes, J. E. McPher son; junior colleges, Mrs. L. W. St. Clair Moss; University faculty. Pres ident A. Ross Hill; Missouri Union and University student body, Prof. L. M. Defoe; railroad and express com pany employes, H. L. Wilson; bank ers, H. H. Banks. Each committee is to confine its ef forts to the class of people designated. "At the close of the campaign, after people have been fully informed and their interest aroused, we expect to send out committees Into every town ship in the county to hold meetings and canvass Individuals," said Mr. Stcphen3 ,odav Missouri Educator, 89, Dead. Jonathan Fairbanks, 89 years old, mnA n V-n knan iVin nlrlfMlt nftlVAi head of a city school system in Mis- " . snnrl rtlort at his home in Snrlne-I field. Mo., yesterday. He was elected superintendent of the Springfield .u--.- i .o-r u. ..j ., torm I a Tayo'r "o Vhat cUy. One In-1 novations he Introduced In the schools .was a half holiday ror the pupils on j at least one circus day each year. ILL! LOAN THE TVEATHER For Columbia and Vicinity: Generally fair, warmer tonight. Tuesday unsettled, probably local showers; warmer. For Missouri: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday: warmer tonight and east and south portions Tuesday. Weather Conditions. The Gulf storm, after entering Inland as reported Saturday, traveled northeast and this morning Is off the New Kngland coast on Its way across the Atlantic. The high pressure wave, with Its ac companying fine weather. Is over the Central Vallejs. Light frost occurred in exposed places last night in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. In the western part of the Plains, and northern Itocky Mountain states the weather Is changlug to unsettled and warmer, but thus far no rain has fallen. In Columbia the present fine weather will become more or less unsettled during the litter part of the next 28 hours, probably with showers. The temperature will rise (julte steadily. Local Data. The highest temperature In Columbia jesterday was 72 degrees and the lowest last night was 41; rpclpltatlou 000; relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 3S per cent. A year ago jesterday the high est temperature was C'J and the lowest il; prclpltatlon O.00 Inch. The Almanac. Sun rises today, 0:05 a. m. Sun sets, 352 p. m. Moon rises. 6.D3 p. m. The Temperature Today. 7 a. m.. . 47 11 a. m. M 8 a. m 52 12 m (57 0 a. in. . . 59 1 p. m. .70 10 n. in IB 2 p. m 70 L Casualties Nine Killed and Forty-Two Injured Re port Is Official. Ity Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 1. Nine persons were killed and 42 injured in last night's air raids, it is officially an nounced. rsy Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 1. British navy air patrols destroyed two enemy machines and brought down another yesterday, says an official announcement. A Gotha also was brought down, and is belieed to have been damaged. BOONE COUNTY CROPS ARE GOOD Outs Average 40 Bushels to Acre Usual Yield 25 Bushels. Crop conditions in Boone County are good, according to W. T. Ander son of the Boone County Milling Co. Oats produced en an avcraga forty bushels an acre as compared to twenty-five for other years. R. C. Portwood of north of town raised seventy-five bushels an acre. Ten per cent more land Is in corn this year than usual, and the yield will be about forty bushels to the acre, while from thirty to thirty-five is the average crop. Eighty-five per cent of the corn is out of danger of frost; only the corn on the overflow land, which was planted late, can be damaged by frost, and within two weeks it will be safe. Much corn is being cut so that the land may be sown in wheat. Because of the drouth last spring wheat in this county produced only fourteen bushels an acre, but the prospects for a heavy yield next year are favor able. More wheat is being sown this year than ever; a great deal of corn ground will be put in wheat. TO GIVE PLAYS THIS WINTER Columbia Dramatic CInb Will Be Re organized. The Columbia Dramatic Club, which presented the "College Widow" last August for the benefit of the Red Cross, will be reorganized this week and will present several plays during the college year. Plans are being made to present "Strongheart," a play portraying 'college days. It is probable that the "College Widow" will be shown about Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Hollis Edwards will direct the plays and Walton Holmes will act as business manager. The casts will be composed of University students and townspeople selected by a committee. U. S. PROGRESSES IN U-BOAT WAR NaTal Officers Inspect Destroyers and Hear Satisfactory Reports. Ity Associated rress BASE OF AMERICAN FLOTILLA IN BRITISH WATERS, Oct. 1. Two American naval officers of high rank spent a busy day today inspecting the American, destroyers and receiving re ports from their commanders on the satisfactory progress of the anti submarine campaign. GROUNDED U. S. SHIP FLOATED Fleet, Aided by High Tide and Calm Sea, Pulls Off Battleship. Bv Associated Press AN ATLANTIC PORT. Oct. 1. The United States battldship which went aground last Friday in home waters was floated today. The sea was smooth, and a large fleet of vessels DUiied tho warship off at high tide. - - Use Fish Instead of Beef, She Urges. ii sr . 'PAAAhnva' AoormlitlnTI At tne fareni-ieacuura muuuu or the Troost School, meeting Friday In Kansas City, Miss Stanley or tne tTnivprRitv of Missouri spoke on "Con- irtla- She urged the people to use less fats and cured neat, to have meat only once a day. and as far as possible to use fish Instead of beef. ( ION RAIDED NUMBER 14 STATE RETURNS TWO Former Warden D. C. Mc- Clung and Lee Jordan Held for Conspiracy. ON PRISON MATERIAL Joint and Separate Counts Claim State Is Over charged for Cement. Ity Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Oct. 1. Former Warden D. C. McClung of the Mis souri State Penitentiary was arrested today on two indictments charging conspiracy to defraud the state. An indictment also was returned against Lee Jordan, head of a lumber com pany, charging him with defrauding the state on bills presented by him and paid to him for cement which. It is charged, he never delivered. A Joint Indictment against McClung and Jordan charges that they entered Into a criminal conspiracy, through which Jordan collected $9S1 for 1,962 more sacks of cement than he deliv ered. A separate indictment against Jordan charges that he collected $902 for cement which he failed to deliver. McClung for four years was chair man of the Democratic State Commit tee. Jordan and McClung are jointly charged also with conspiring to de fraud the state of $1,888. Both Jor dan and McClung were released on $1,000 bonds today. Jordan recently paid back into the state' treasury $3,000 which represented overcharge for cement. Jordan claimed at the time that he made this overcharge for interest because he had to wait for the legislature to appropriate money for the cement he had furnished for the prison building. McClung denied that he knew the cement had not been delivered when he approved the bill. AOl BOARD ASKS HIS EXEMPTION Efforts Made to Relieve 31. M. Breuer of Draft Marvin M. Breuer, assistant secre tary of the Missouri State Board of Agriculture, formerly located here, drafted for army service, does no. lack assistance nor influence In his' appeal for exemption, but the district board refused Friday to make any concessions. Jewell Mayes, secretary of the board of agriculture, who says Breuer is his most valuable assistant, has interested many public men In Breuer's case, says the Kansas City Star. He has appeared before the board in person, has telegraphed and written. Breuer seeks exemption on indus trial grounds. An affidavit from D. F. Luckey, state veterinarian, seeks to strengthen the claim. The district board hold3 that if Breuer Is valuable in his line in peace he will be more valuable in war. Secretary Mayes has obtained the influence of E. G. Bennett, state dairy inspector; Thomas J. Hedrick, mem ber of the state board of agriculture, and Francis M. Wilson, United States district attorney for Missouri. Francis M. Wilson has appeared be fore the district board in Breuer's In terests. Mayes has announced that he will appeal to President Wilson and has asked the government and ad jutant general of Missouri to write to the provost marshal. 500 PAY VEHICLE LICENSE Time for Complying With New Ordi nance Expires Today. More than 500 city vehicle and au tomobile licenses have been issued in the last two weeks. According to the city collector, 200 or more licenses are yet to be taken out. If they are not obtained today, the owners are liable to arrest and will be fined from $1 to $100. This new ordinance was passed by the City Council In August and be came effective September 1. A copy of the ordinance Is being printed and will be distributed throughout the city and county. Thirty days were allowed to take out licenses. The police department will aid city officials In finding delinquents who have failed to comply with the new ordinance. Motor licenses cost $2 and motorcycle and buggy licenses $1. J. B. GIBSON RETURNS Will Act as General Secretary to Dr. W. E. Meanwell. James Blaine Gibson arrived in Co lumbia Sunday evening to take a po sition as general secretary to Athletic Director W. E. Meanwell. Mr. Gibson was graduated from the School of Journalism in 1916 and since that time has been in newspaper work In Colorado. While a student In the University he was secretary to formcr Athletic Director C. L. Brewer. Sister of Columbia Woman Dies. The funeral services of Mrs. Wil liam B. Freeman of Mexico, who died tiTfii Mrs Ida Edwards and Miss .Emma Greer of Columbia were sisters of Mrs. Freeman. F INDENTS J n4i k''ta' lrtanAA!agv,tBfc," i.