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H. 0. Severance Placing 500
Volumes in Each of 13 Y.
M. C. A. Buildings.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
About twenty students, professors
and Columbia pastors attended.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Defense Council to
Give "Progress of Liberty"
Through Missouri.
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
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.
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
Helen Clark 3faj Recover Fully.
Today, two weeks after Miss Helen
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
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are"';; pTotTactand'revery
slow but "Doctor Gordon believes it
possible that she will be well Inside
of a year.
Union and Southern Pacific
Railroads Put Five Mil
lions Each In Fund.
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
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-
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snnrl rtlort at his home in Snrlne-I
field. Mo., yesterday. He was elected
superintendent of the Springfield
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
NaTal Officers Inspect Destroyers and
Hear Satisfactory Reports.
Ity Associated rress
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.
Fleet, Aided by High Tide and Calm
Sea, Pulls Off Battleship.
Bv Associated Press
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.
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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. (
Former Warden D. C. Mc-
Clung and Lee Jordan
Held for Conspiracy.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Mrs Ida Edwards and Miss .Emma
Greer of Columbia were sisters of
Mrs. Freeman.
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