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William Henry Conklin, Or
ganier of European Chari
ties, on Way to Russia.
Three Small Sons Are Ac
companying the Worker
Bound for Vladivostok.
TVjlliam Henry Conklin, one of the
leading relief workers of the present
war. came to Columbia last night at
6 o'clock on a coast-to-coast motor
trip from Maine to California with
his three small sons. He is now on
his way to Russia to take charge of
the organized charity work of that
country. He left early this morning
for Kansas City, where he will con
tinue to the coast if the weather
Mr. Conklin was graduated from
Cornell University in 1S95 and was for
a while in the contracting business in
the United States but for the last 15
years he has not been actively en
gaged in business. He has lived in
Rome. Italy, for the most part, with
occassional visits to this country to
spend a short time at his summer
samp in Maine, or at his wife's home
In Cincinnati.
Begins Relief Work' at iPatk. ,
At Lucerne. Switzerland; when the
ark broke out, he necessarily saw
jnuch of the tragedies of war. He de
cided to give personal relief to the
Tf' refugees from Alsace-Lorraine and
f if Belgium. Taking his wife and children
1 'back to Rome, he hastened to Paris,
believing that the most ( good could be
$. lione from that center. Here his
friend. Ambassador Herrick, made
m him one of a committee of twenty for
relief work.
He was the only one on the com
mittee unburdened with personal busi
ness affairs and he was soon chair
v nan of the committee. He started an
office in Paris with only a young
American girl as an assistant, who
did as much of the rouUne office work
u she could transact by the use of
out finger of each hand on the type
writer keys. This small office -aoon
developed unUl twenty expert steno
graphers were required to handle the
correspondence and it was known a3
the Relief Charter Clearing House.
The work of this organizaUon was
twofold: to investigate and render
field aid and relief. Two separate
branches were thus established with
Mr. Conklin directing the work of each
division. The Investigation branch
worked with the aid of a local in
vestigator appointed to send reports
from bis town. The one chosen for
this office was generally the mayor,
priest or Standard Oil agent. The one
selected sent In regular reports and
whenever conditions at a certain point
became bad. Mr. Conklin would stick
a red pin In his map In Paris. By
this method he could tell the localities
needing aid most and would go per
sonally with a committee of Investiga
tors to the spot.
After the work of the investigators
was completed and a report returned
as to the needs of the community, the
relief division could go into the
field prepared to render the most ef
ficient service, as they had complete
facts to work on.
First Civilian at the Front
Mr. Conklin was the first civilian
allowed to visit the battlefront in
. nunc?, ne uuiainea a personal per-
j?N mit from General Joffre to Investi
gate ana do relief work. At the out
break of the war, all gasoline was
confiscated for government use and it
was only by special permit from the
president of Switzerland that he was
allowed to take his car from the
In speaking of organized charities
he told how the Red Cross became
the exclusive charity organization.
During the first two years of war the
Red Cross was rather InacUve.
seventy-six other well organized
charity organizations doing most of
the relief work. The J. P. Morgan
Company had an exclusive contract
with England and France giving them
exemption from shipping charges and
custom and export duty. All these
seventy-six companies were sending
Eoods under the name of the Red
Cross to get this privilege, the Red
Cross acting only as a transportalon
company. When the J. P. Morgan
Company decided to go into actual re
lief work, themselves, they refused to
toMport other organizaUon's goods
and were able to force a monopoly of
e relief work.
r. Conklin has had varied ex
perience In relief work In Europe. He
"as in Rome when the Messina earth
luaxe started. Securlne two nurses
nd two surgeons he took his yacht
m went to the ruined city. There he
was given twenty soldiers to aid him
na ne started on his work of per
onal relief, digging out dwellers en
tombed In their houses, and dia
tributlng food to the homeless.
Atrocities on Tlnth Sides.
On his arrival at Messina there
(Continued on Page Four)
Oct. S. Mats meeting before William
Jewell game -at 7:15 o'clock, lint
Tprslfr AndltArlnm
Oct 5. First gathering at Missouri
union, 8 oclck, Missouri union.
Oct. a Annual convention of Missouri
Old Trails Association, Daniel
" Boone TaveA.
Oct. 0. Football came. William Jewell
vs. Missouri, 2:30 o'clock, Rollln's
Oct. 0. Historical pageant. "The Progress
of Liberty'' at 1:30 o'clock, West
A Missouri and a Texas Student Try
to Qualify for Scholarship.
Two persons took the Rhodes Schol
arship examination held yesterday at
the Engineering Building: John W.
Carroll, now staying at the Berlin
Hotel In East St. Louis, who is a can
didate from Texas, and Charles Fair
child GUI of Liberty, who is a candi
date from Missouri.
The scholarship is worth 11,500 a
year for three years at Oxford Col
lege in England. Two of them are
awarded to each state in the Union.
The examination held yesterday
only qualifies the student to become a
candidate. The board of selection
will arrange another test for those
who pass this examination. President
A. Ross Hill is the chairman of the
board of selection of Missouri.
The questions are sent from Ox
ford. The candidate Is examined in
the translation of Latin into English,
Latin prose composition, arithmetic',
Latin grammar, algebra or geometry,
Greek translation and Greek grammar.
The answers are sent to Oxford.
Dr. W. G. Brown -and Prof. L. M.
Defoe conducted the examination.
Pershing Tells "Sammies"
Storming Trenches to
Employ Guns'.
By,AssocIat0 Press
IN PRANCE. Oct. 4. General Pershing
today watched a battalion of Major
General Slebert's command as it
stormed and took three enemy trenches
which had been named Wilson and
Roosevelt camps for the occasslon.
The exercise was part of the program
which Is being" carried" out" by tbe
American soldiers here in their
divisional and battalion training work
and is being carried out daily.
Several French officers witnessed
today's maneuvers, which were
criticized by American and French ob
servers. General Pershing says that
during the taking of the three trenches
the soldiers did not use their rifles.
This, he thought was a, mistake.
"You must not forget that the rifle is
distinctly an American inventionand
I want to see 'it employed. There
certainly will be plenty of opportunity
for its use and If you do not practice
with it now you will lose Its advan
tage," the commander said.
Bayonets and bombs are very valu
able, but rifles still have a place In
modern war. The General sald he had
heard of soldiers In this war who had
chased Germans 100 yards or more for
an opportunity to bomb or bayonet
them. Had the enemy had presence
of mind enough he might have turned
and shot his pursuer.
Loan Organization Committee Issues
a Statement.
The following appeal has been is
sued by the executive committee of
the Boone County, Liberty Loan Or
ganization: To the Citizens of Boone County:
The undersigned call upon you
for assistance at this time of our
country's necessitous condition.
Help us to organize, advertise and
sell Boone County's share of the
second Liberty Loan. You will be
rendering a patriotic service if
you will respond cheerfully,
promptly, unselfishly to our re
quests. We would like to feel free to
call upon any man, woman' or
child for whatever service Is need
ed. You may be asked to serve
on a committee, furnish your au
tomobile, give advertising space
to Liberty Bond literature, make
a speech or sell bonds. No mat
ter what it is, please do not hes
itate or offer excuses, but say yes
promptly, cheerfully, self-sacrl-flclngly.
This IS the spirit of the
day. In our country's service,
S. C. Hunt, J. A. Hudson, R. B.
Price. Jr., I. A. Barth, S. F. Con
ley, E. S. Stephens, Executive
Committee, Boone County Liberty
Loan Organization.
Dean Williams to Speak In Kansas City
Dean Walter Williams will aaaress
the Kansas City Credit Men's As-
jsociatlon tonight at their opening
.meeting of their, annual session. It
will be held at the Hotel Muehlebach.
Dean Williams will return tomorrew.
Reception for Mr. Grimes ,ln "Mexico.
A reception was given. Tuesday
night by the members of the Method
ist Episcopal Church. South, at Mex
1m. for the new.nastor. the Rev.'C.
in. Grimes, formerly of Columbia.
I More than 250 persons attended.
Shoe Factory Completes
Plans for Starting a Store
at Its Plant.
Superintendent Expects to
Reduce Cost of Living for
Workers' Families.
Plans have been made to install a
grocery store in the Hamilton-Brown
Shoe Factory for thet benefit of the
employes of the factory. A staple
line of groceries will be carried, and
the employes and their families will
be able to buy these groceries at
cost. W. H. Braselton, superintend
ent of the factory here, said this
"Our plans are now complete and it
nothing happens to change them we
will install a staple line of groceries
and sell them at cost to the employes.
It must be understood that this is for
the benefit of the employes only. No
outside trade will be allowed."
No definite time has been set for
the opening of the store, but It will
be in the near future. It will be in
side the factory building. This will
save rent and will enable the factory
to sell groceries cheaper, Mr. Brase'
ton says.
Dean Mumford Tells of the Opportuni
ty to Aid.
Hundreds of letters have been re
ceived by the Missouri Council of De
fense from farmers who are not satis
fled only with having aided the gov
ernment by bigger yields of corn and
wheat but wish to help in more ways.
Dean F. B. Mumford, chairman of the
Missouri Council of Defense, has re
commended that farmers buy Liberty
Loan Bonds. He is having multlgraph
letters sent to farmers, showing why
they should invest In Liberty Bonds.
Dean Mumford said yesterday:
"The second Liberty Loan is being
organized. The government desires
to have the farmers purchase these
bonds for two reasons: The govern
ment needs the money and wants the
farmers to have a definite personal
Interest in the war. There are two
methods of raising money; one is by
direct taxation and the other is- by
bonds. Bonds will distribute the costs
over a number of years. This is an ad
vantage to the farmer and, besides,
bonds are a safe paying Investment."
Say They Should Be In Class of Medl
cal and Engineering Students.
An attempt is being made by the
members of the North Central Mis
souri Dental Society, which is now
in session at Mexico, to place the
dental students, who are eligible un
der the draft act. In the same status
as medical and engineering students.
Dr. Charles 'W. Digges of Columbia Is
president of the association, and Dr.
H. I. Bragg is secretary-treasurer.
Dr. .D. G. Stlne of the School of Med
icine lectured at the meeting yester
day afternoon.
It was pointed out that to make
dental students serve as privates in
the army would hamper the profes
sion. Dr. E. W. Smith of Columbia
is attending the meetings.
Committee Will Take Up Question
Again Tomorrow.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. Decision as
to what action it shall take on the
petitions demanding the expulsion of
Senator La Follette was again post
poncd today by the Senate privileges
and elections committee Another
meeting will be held tomorrow.
The committee is considering vari
ous courses. Today the question of a
formal investigation and hearing up
on Senator La Follette's speeches and
statements was discussed. The com
mittee virtually decided there was no
prima facie basis for extending any
investigation, if one should be decided
on, to Senators Stone, Gronna or
J. P. Griffith of HlgginsTllle Wants
'Damages from Wabash.
The only case brought up In today's
session of Circuit Court was the dam
age suit for $5,000 of J. P. Griffith, a
72-year-old Baptist minister, against
the Wabash Railroad. Mr. Griffith
was hurt August 2, 1916, when he fell
from the steps of the train on which
he arrived, to the platform. He has
been living at the State Old Soldiers'
Home at Higginsville for several
years. The Jury had not reached a
decision at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.
M. R. Conley and J. L. Stephens are
the attorneys for the plaintiff, J. P.
McBalne and Boyle G. Clark for the
Agricultural Club to Meet
The Agricultural Club will meet In
the Agricultural Auditorium at 7:15
o'clock tonight to discuss plans for
the annual "barnwarming."
State Control Position Of
fered to M. U. Dean, Says
a Dispatch.
He Would Make No State
ment Here Today Regard
ing the Offer.
Dean F. B. Mumford has been of
fered the post, of state food adminis
trator for Missouri, says a dispatch
to the Kansas City Star from Wash
ington. The Star correspondent says:
"It Is not believed here that he can
accept because of the war work he
now is carrying in addition to his
regular work In the College of Agri
culture. Government officials, how
ever, are extremely anxious that the
Missouri man serve because -of his
thorough familiarity with conditions
Jithe state. Preident A. Ross Hill of
the University of Missouri will be
as&ed to make special arrangements
to, make Dean Mumford available for
this work."
Dean Mumford said here this morn
ing: "Things are in such a condition
that I can make no statement now."
President Hill is now in Washington
and it is probable that government
officials will take up the matter with
Mir there. State food administrators
will work under the direction of the
national food administrator, Herbert
Weather last Week Generally Favor-
fc aWe for State Crops.
The b'iuk of the state's corn crop,
Including at least 50 per cent of that
replanted in the low lands Is now
sae from the frost, says the weekly
weather and crop bulletin of the U. S.
Weather Bureau. The bulletin says:
J "The weather of the past week was
favorable throughout Missouri. An
opportune and general rain fell on
September 25 and 23, furnishing
ample moisture everywhere for pres
ent needs, save perhaps in theextreme
southeastern counties. where amounts
were less thanfone-half inch: The rain
revived pastures, replenished stock
water and put the soil in excellent
"The bulk of an exceptionally fine
corn Is safe; and fifty per cent of the
replanted overflowed river lowlands
also is safe, while about ten days of
favorable weather will round out
practically the entire crop. Many silos
have been filled, and considerable corn
is being cut.
VFor the state as a whole, 79 per
cent of the wheat land is prepared for
seeding from about Henry County
northeast to Boone thence northwest
to Nodaway County this work is
pracically completed. The Increased
acreage over the normal averages
about 32 per cent, but In many locali
ties it is as much as 50 per cent. About
20 per cent has been sown, and the
grain is germinating nicely.
"The rains revived the pastures
and stock is looking well. Late forage
and truck crops are promising. Ap
ple picking is in full progress. All
minor crops are generally, satisfac
Cosmopolitan Club-WlH Meet at Home
of Prof. Wrench Tomorrow Night
For the purpose of meeting and
welcoming to the University this year
the foreign students who have come
to Columbia for college work, the
Cosmopolitan Club will tomorrow
night hold a special session at the
home of Prof. J. E. Wrench, 1104
Hudson avenue. The .members will
assemble in Lowrey Hall at 7:30
o'clock for a short conference before
going to the Wrench home for the
Funeral Services to Be at Christian
Church Tomorrow.
Mrs. Bessie Brown Grant died at
10:05 o'clock last night at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Brown, at Browns Station. She was
27 years old. Mrs. Grant leaves, be
sides the husband, George T. Grant,
a 3-year-old daughter. She had lived
in and near Columbia all her life.
Funeral services will be held at 11
o'clock tomorrow morning at the
Christian Church.
U. S. Army to Have Two Generals.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct 4. An ad
ministration Mil creatine two eenerals
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vide for the promotion of Major-1
General Pershipg and Major-General
Bliss, and also creatine several
lieutenant-generals was Introduced to-'
day In the Senate. It is planned to
rush It through Congress before ad
Dr. Moss Goes to Michigan.
Dr. WooHonn Mnau lfr laat nltrht
for Twin Lakes, Mich., to visit his
daughter. Mrs. Frederick E. Marshall,
and his son, Woodson Moss, Jr.
For Columbia and Vicinity: Fair to
nlRDt ana Friday and probably Saturday:
somewhat cooler Friday.
For Missouri: Fair tonlglit and Friday
and probably Saturday; somewhat cooler
tVeatber Conditions.
A storm Is passing down the Lakes this
morning, attended by rain and sijualls.
and as a result the weather cast of the
.Mississippi and north ot the Ohio Is more
nr Ics unsettled.
A high pressure wave dominates con
ditions throughout the country west of
the Mississippi River to the Pacific
Ocean, and from western Canada on the
north to Texas on the south, attended by
a tine type of autumn weather. '
In Columbia -fine weather will likely
prevail during most of the remainder of
the week.
Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 79 degrees and the lowst
last night was 48; Drclpltatlon 0.00:
relative humidity - p. m. yesterday 40 per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 84 and the lowest 57;
precipitation 0 00 Inch.
Tbe Almanac.
Sun rises today, G:08 a. m. Sue sets, 5:43
p. m.
Moon rises 8:14tp. m.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 43 11 a. m 67
8 a. m 52 12 m. 75
0 a .m 58 1 p. m 77
10 a. m 02 2 p. m. 70
Speeches by Senator Harris
and Dr. Hudson Will Be
Given at Union Tonight.
The Commercial Club and the Mis
souri Union will combine tonight in
a farewell at the Union Building to
the third draft quota which will leave
here tomorrow morning for Camp
Funston. The entertainment will be
held at 7:30 o'clock on the lawn at the
Union Building. Speeches by Senator
Frank G. Harris of Columbia and 'Dr.
J. W. Hudson of the department of
philosophy. Gifts will be presented
the soldiers by the citizens of Colum
bia and refreshments will be fur
nished by the Union and served by
University girls.
The Commercial Club and the
Union have worked together in ar
ranging the meeting due to the tact
that some of the members of the
quota are former University men.
Morris E. iDry, president of the stu
dent body, will preside.
After the speeches a large package
of 'smoking tobacco and, a pipe will
be presented to all the men by' the
Commercial Club.
PatrioUc music will be furnished
by the cadet band. The Union wishes
to have as many students as possible
attend the meeting that the Univer
sity may do its part.
New Republic Asks For- State Absent
Young Measure.
By Associated Press
of the Missouri state absent Voting
law Is to be sent to Russia for use In
formulating that government's policy.
The request for the transcript was
made to Governor 'Gardner by Secre
tary Lansing.
The secretary asked' that a trans
mission of the law by wire be 'made
and 'that the amendment made by the
last General Assembly permitting of
the state to send their votes to their
homes be quoted in full. The law
will be transmitted to the official of
the Russian government making the
Mayor Appoints Delegates to Missouri
Old Trails Meeting.
The following delegates have been
appointed by the mayor of Slater to
attend the meeting of the Missouri
Old Trails Association here Saturday
Charles Bolte, F. A. Howard, M. L.
Francis, George Ling, Harry King,
Charles D. Steele, John Abell, R. T.
Jenkins, Ike Hardin and W. C.
Gaines. It is probable that this dele
gation will be Joined by twenty other
road boosters.
Farmers Have Chance to Win One of
$175 and Another of $100.
"There were no costly premiums
offered at the Missouri State Fair at
Sedalia, or at any other county fair
in the state, as far as I know, that
will equal the two big prizes to be
given at the Boone County Fair for
the best pair of aged mules and best
pair of mule colts," said'W. B. Nowell,
Jr., a member of the board of directors
of the fair association.
Birthday of Doctor Wood Observed.
Mondav nieht Stephens College
students ate barbecued meat at their
annual nlenlc. but Tuesday night they
ate cake in honor of President J. M.
Wood's fortynsecond birthday. It was
a surprise party planned by the girls.
A sneclal dinner was served, during
which twenty-four negro minstrels.
colleee irirls made up for the part.
enacted a pageant on some of the past
events of Mr. Wood's lire.
Would Adjourn Congress Saturday.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 4. The reso
lution, offered in Jthe House today to
adjourn. Congress at 3 o'clock Satur
day afternoon was unanimously
passed. ' " ( "
British Commander Reports
Satisfactory Results in
New Offensive.
Teutons, by Furious Assaults,
Try to Retake Ground
Like Somme Battle.
By Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 4. Striking on
another wide front east of Ypres in
Belgium this morning, the British
again renewed their offensive against
the Germans in Flanders. In Field
Marshal Halg's first announcements
this morning he reported satisfactory
progress. Already a stream of Ger
man prisoners is being sent to the
rear of the British lines.
The renewal of the Flanders drive
comes after an eight-day Interval.
Wednesday of last week the British
advanced from half a mile to a mile
at various points along the Ypres
Menln road. Some of the heaviest
fighting in the war on the western
front followed.
The Germans are making assault
after assault to regain the valuable
high ground they have lost. Almost
every inch ot It, however, was, held
intact, the British meanwhile prepar-'
ing for the next forward push.
With today's renewal' of the drive
In Flanders, the battle Is beginning to
take on tbe appearance ot last year's
Battle of the Somme,. which wa3 fol- ,
lowed by the famous HIndenburg
"strategic retreat," The same general
tactics are now to be used, and it Is
confidntly expected they will achieve
the same general result.
This time all ground which would
have to be abandoned would be far
more valuable to the Entente and its
loss far more Important to the Ger
mans. The German-held Belgium
coast line, with its submarine and
aerial bases, is at stake, in addition
the manufacturing city ot Ville, with
wide stretches of territory in North
ern France and Flanders.
French Bomb Two German Cities.
By Associated Press
PARIS, Oct. 4. Another aerial raid
over Germany was made last night
by French aviators, the cities of
Frankfort and Ratot being bombed. . "
Graduate of Culver Given a Com
mission In Cadet Corps.
Paul Jenkins, son of the Rev. Burris
A. Jenkins, pastor ot the Linwood
Boulevard Church of Kansas City Is - -attending
the University this year. He .
is a graduate of Cluver Military
School and. has been given a commis
sion as second lieutenant In .the cadet
corps. He is a member ot the. Glee., ,
Club His father,- arrived to New.
York yesterday after five months'
service In Y.M. G .A. work. ln'Fraace
and. England. .r l -t ii
,The Revf Mr; Jenkins tmade many'i,'i
trips , between ' England- and. Prance n
and spent the last ten days ot his
stay in the trenches. He will resurca
his work in his church October 7 and
later will give lectures on his work
in France and England.
Is Caused by Deterioration, Boll
Worms and Weevils.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 4. Deteriora
tion during September In almost the
entire cotton belt caused the loss of
452,000 bales In the prospect produc
tion of cotton and leaves a 1917 crop
of 12,047,000 5G0-pound bales, the De
partment of Agriculture In its official
announcement reports. It also an
nounces a decline of 7.4 points in
cotton during the month, caused part
ly by boll worms and weevils.
Willis Yale Only Man Nominated for
Cheer Leader.
The first mass meeting of the year
will be held in the University Audi
torium at 7:15 o'clock tomorrow night
The cadet band will furnish music
for the occasion and Dr. A. Ross Hill,
president ot the University, Dr. W.
E. Meanwell, director of athletics, and
E. Sydney Stephens of Columbia will
speak. Morris E. Dry, student presi
dent will preside.
The nomination of W11113 Yale for
cheer leader for the'year, accepted by
the Student Council, will be acted on
at the meeting. No other candidates
having filed as yet It is taken by the
council to mean that no further nom
inations will be made.
U. S. Director of Engraving Resigns.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Oct 4. Joseph E.
Ralph, director of the Bureau of En
graving and PrinUng, whose adminis
tration of the bureau is under In
vestigation, today tendered his resi
gnation. Comes to Enter Christian College.
Miss Martha Prewitt of Clarksville,
Mo., arrlvjed here yesterday to enter
Christian College.
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