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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1917.
0, 0, C. CONFERENCE
First Meeting to Be Held at
7:30 Rev. M. A. Hart to
200 ARE EXPECTED
Members of Local John Mar-
maduke Chapter Meet
Guests at Trains.
Organ Prelude Miss
Ross, Christian College.
Invocation Rev. Madison A. Hart.
Roll Call ot State Officers Recoid-
"Dixie" By all present.
Welcome Mayor James E. Boggs.
Welcome Mrs. S. C. Hunt.
Welcome Dean Walter Williams of
i the University of Missouri.
Welcome President James M.
Wood, Stephens College.
Welcome Mrs. L. W. St. Clair-Moss,
Response Mrs. J. B. Cant.
Address Rev. Madison A. Hart.
Duet Mrs. Nelson and Miss Parker.
Thursday 3lornIng 9 O'clock.
Convention called to order by state
president, Mrs. Charles B. Faris.
U. D. C. Ritual Response by all
Hymn, "How Firm a Foundation"
By all present.
Minutes of the board meeting.
Report of credentials committee and
Introduction of new chapter presi
dents Mrs. Anna B. Korn.
State president's address Mrs.
Charles B. Faris.
Appointment of special committees.
Report of state officers.
Thursday Afternoon 1 O'clock.
Convention called to order.
Invocation By the chaplain, Mrs.
Harriett E. Rigney.
Reading of minutes of morning ses
Report of committee on rules
Xotor ride over the city.
The first delegates to the United
Daughters of the Confederacy con
vention, which opens here tonight, be
gan to arrive in Columbia as early
as Tuesday night Among them was
Mrs. Frank Korn, state organizer of
chapters, who came Tuesday night.
Sne will be the guest of Mrs. S. C.
Hunt. Mrs. C. B. Faris, state presi
dent, and many other state officers
arrived today. It is expected that the
200 delegates who are being prepared
for will be here by tonight.
The members of the local John
Marmaduke Chapter were busy all
day meeting the different trains and
taking the delegates to the Christian
Church, where they were registered,
and then to the homes of the different
The organization will open its
business sessions tomorrow morning
at 9 o'clck.
HE'S A SYMPHONY IX GREES
Greene County Lumberman Uses
Unique Advertising 3Iethods.
Thomas Williams of Springfield,
Mo., is visiting in Columbia. Mr.
Williams, who is president of the
Williams Lunmber Company of Spring
field, originated the slogan "Sudden
Service." This and his advertising
proganganda of "300 Green" are known
throughout the southern part of the
"Green" is taken from Greene Coun
ty and the desire of his company for
greenbacks, while "300" is the
company's telephone number in
Springfield. Besides green blotters,
pencils, ink, stationary and decora
tions, Mr Williams carries "300
Green" to the extent ot wearing green
suits, ties, hats and shirts. His
whole personality typifies his slogan
or "Sudden Service."
Mr. Williams came here to visit his
son, a University student.
TOII Inspect Experiment Station.
W. H. Evans of the United States
Department of Agriculture is in Co
lumbia inspecting the Agricultural
Experiment Station. He will compile
data on finished experiments and
those that are in progress and scad
the Information to Washington, D. C.
to he filed with similar reports on all
the other experiment stations in the
nation. These reports have been made
annually since 1904. From two to
three days arc taken for the inspection
of one station. Two men cover the
United States. Mr. Evans this year
has the territory north of the south
ern boundary of Missouri and west of
the Mississippi River.
Held For Carrjing a Weapon.
Eugene Washington, a negro of
Switzler. was arrested yesterday by
Contable Fred Brown for carrying
concealed weapons. He was arraigned
in Justice of the Peace Bicknell's court
where his bond was placed at $300
and his trial set for October 26.
REUMTE AT VICKSBURG
Grays and Bines Meet on Old Battle
Groirhd, Sow National Park.
By Associated Press
VICKSBURG, MISS., Oct 17. Vet
erans of the sixties, some of whom
wore the blue and some the gray,
gathered here yesterday for a four
d,ays' reunion on the field where they
met in battle more than half a century
Congress made an appropriation of
$150,000 to cover the expense of the
reunion, which is being held under the
direction of the Secretary of War, "in
commemoration of a half century of
peace and good fellowship." Legis
latures of ten states, most of them in
the north, took official cognizance of
the celebration and appropriated sums
aggregating $200,000 to provide trans
portation to VIcksburg for the veter
ans. These states are California,
Illinois. Iowa, Nebraska, New York,
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Minne
sota, Wisconsin and Arkansas.
Near the trenches where the Union
and Confederate armies contested so
bitterly in 1SC3, the camp of the
survivors of the famous battle has
been pitched. It is located In the
National Military Park, which Is a
restoration of the siege lines. The
park which is about three miles from
VIcksburg, covers more than 1,300
acres and contains thirty-two miles of
spIendiU driveways. The veterans will
be housed during their stay in great
tents, the largest of which covers
more than 45,000 square feet. Chefs
from New Orleans have been brought
here to assist In the work of feeding
the aged soldiers. Colonel W. D. New-
bill, of the United States army, has
charge of the arrangements.
During the reunion, which ends Fri
day, the United States navy and Mis
souri memorials in the park will be
dedicated. Troops representing all
branches of the military service have
been brought here for the ceremonies.
Deny a Report.
Dean F. B. Mumford, State Food
Administrator, received a telegram
from Herbert C. Hoover, U. S. Food
Administrator, this afternoon, in
which he stated that the price of
pork would not be reduced. The ele
"A statement has appeared in Chi
cage papers that we have the intention
of reducing hog prices to $10 at Chi
cago, wte advise you that this is
absolutely untrue. It does not repre
sent an opinion or a proposed action
of the Food Administration, which will
take no steps to jeopardise the live
stock producers' interest. All our
endeavor will be used to keep prices
at which all allied and governmental
purchases are made and which
gives assured return of cost and
profit to producers of meat animals.
In our opinion the best market ob
tainable for the present corn crop of
the country will be through livestock.
We need increased production of beef
and pork. The only way to secure this
increase will be by a profit on pro
duction. Will appreciate your giving
this widest publicity."
LEAVES 29 GRANDCHILDREN
Texas Woman Dies at Ale of 81
Mrs. W. A. Votaw of 714 Missouri
avenue received a telegram yesterday
morning telling of the death of her
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth V. Votaw, at
Mrs. Votaw, who was SI years old,
leaves nine children, twenty-nine
grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was born in Missouri
and moved to Texas in 1852. Two of
her grandchildren aro students in the
PIONEER OF THE COUNTY DIES
John A. Douglass a Retired Farmer,
Was 90 Years Old.
John A. Douglass, a retired farmer
of Huntsdale, died at 7:30 o'clock last
night at his home. Mr. Douglass was
90 years old. He was a pioneer set
tler of Boone County and a member of
the Baptist Church. He is survived
by his wife. The Rev. G. W. Hatcher
conducted the funeral services, which
were held at 10 o'clock this morning
at the Huntsdale Baptist Church.
Burial was in the Nebo Cemetery
Garrold Rowley Into ATlatlon.
Garrold RowJey, a sophomore In
the School of Engineering, who passed
the examination for the Signal Of
ficers' Reserve Corps last week In
Omaha, will leave tonight for his
home in Carthage to stay until he is
called into service. He will enter the
balloon service of the aviation section.
3Irs. Jonas Yiles' Mother Dies.
Mrs. Jonas Vilcs received a tele
gram this 'morning telling of the
death of her mother, Mrs. Charles
Hayes of Providence, R. I., last night.
Mrs. Hayes was about 77 years old
and had been in poor health for sev
eral years. She has often visited in
1,323 Men, 787 Women In 31. U.
The number of students enrolled In
the University of Missouri this semes
ter is 2,060. There are 1,323 men and
737 women in the University.
S250L000 IN UBEHTY
BONDS JOR COUNTY
Banks Vote to Subscribe'
Per Cent of Resources in
MEET HERE TODAY
Total Sales to Date Reach
$150,000 Columbia Has
The banks of Boone County, with
the exception of two which were not
represented at the meeting, voted this
morning to subscribe 4 1-2 per cent of
their combined resources for the
purchase of bonds in the second
Liberty Loan issue. This means that
the county banks will buy between
$200,000 and $250,000 worth of bonds.
The bankers reached this decision
at a meeting called by H. II. Banks
at the Commercial Club rooms at 11
o'clock. The banks In Hartsburg,
Harrisburg, Centralia and Hallsville
were represented. A representative of
the Ashland bank called by telephone
to report that his bank agreed to the
decision. Rocheport and Sturgeon
were not represented.
$150,000 Sold in County.
II. S. Jacks, secretary of the Boone
County Liberty Loan organization,
estimates that the sale of Liberty
Loan bonds in Boone County has
reached $150,000. Columbia town
ship alone has sold $10,000 worth of
bonds. This does not include the
amount sold in Columbia, which rose
to $46,050 today, after the Boone
County National Bank had announced
that $5,100 had been added to its sub
scription list. The committee of the
University faculty and administrative
officers, of which Dean Isidor Loeb
is chairman, reported that up to date
thirty of the teachers and officials
had subscribed a total of $7,500 for
AH solicitation so far has been done
by letters. Dean Doeb considers this
a good start as the letters were only
sent out this week and many more are
expected to respond before the end of
the week. The chairman believes that
$20,000 to $25,000 will be raised before
Sunday. If this amount is not secured
by letter the committee will then make
an effort, to raise more by a personal
canvass of all who have not answered
to the written appeal.
3fnss Sleeting Saturday Night.
A mass meeting of citizens has been
called for next Saturday night at the
Court House to arouse an interest in
the bond campaign in the city and
county. The meeting was called today
by the executive committee of the
Boone County Liberty Loan organiza
tion. RUSSIA WANTS AG. STUDENTS
W. Anderson Seeks American Trained
Men for Fatherland. ,
W. Anderson, Russian agricultural
commissioner to the United States,
has sent a letter to the College of
Agriculture asking that Russian ag
ricultural students communicate with
the Russian Agricultural Agency to
the United States, 1313 Flatiron Build
ing, New York City, to receive infor
mation about returning to their
fatherland. Students are asked to
give data concerning their educa
tional qualifications and references
from professors or employers. Ento
mologists, plant breeders, phytopath
ologists and animal breeders are
Many Russians, because of unfavor
able conditions at home, have come
to America to get an education, and
the Russian government is making
the present offer to attract this body
of trained men.
.COLUMBIAN'S SIECE IS KILLED
Runaway Freight Cars Crash Info
Home at CnssTille.
Ruth Bloomer, the 14-year-old
daughter of Mrs. A. J. Bloomer, was
killed at Cassville recently when
three runaway freight cars left the
track and crashed Into her home.
Mrs. Bloomer is a sister of Mrs.
Thomas J. Talbert of Columbia.
The cars had been left standing at
the top of a grade. A train bumped
into them and started them down the
hill toward the Bloomer home, which
stands near the track. Mrs. Bloomer
and her three children were sitting
around a small working table. The
cars missed all but Ruth. The house
Bird Club to 3Iake Weekly Trips.
Mrs. Mary Davis of the home eco
nomics department of the University
High School was elected president of
the Bird Club at the first meeting yes
terday afternoon. The club expects
to make a field trip, starting at 8:30
o'clock every Saturday morning. Any
person living in Columbia may join
Elected to Thirty-Third Degree.
At the meeting of the Supreme
Council, southern Jurisdiction of
Scottish Rite Masonry, held in Wash
ington, D. C, this week. Dr. John
Pickard of the University was elected
to the thirty-third degree.
Greater Distance Cruised in
5 Months of War Than in
2 Years of Peace.
NO LOSSES OF LIFE
Each Boat Credited With
Shipping Loss Less.
By Associated Frets
BASE OF AMERICAN FLOTILLA
IN BRITISH WATERS, Oct. 17. In
the five months of active service they
have seen in the great war, the Ameri
can destroyers have steamed collec
tively a total distance of 875,000 miles.
This is more by several times than the
distance cruised in two full years of
What makes these figures all the
more impressive is that they have
been reached without the loss, through
acciuent oi war, or a single life or
very serious mishap to any of the
The destroyers have spent five-
eighths of the time at sea, an average
time In port of three days after each
term of five or six days outside.
Americans therefore can claim no
smaU part, of the credit for the gradual
decrease in shipping losses.
Depth Bombs and Charges Used.
First of all, the addition of our
units to the Allied units patrolling an
area as large as that bounded by the
great "V" formed by New York,
Detroit and Knoxville, was certain to
make life less comfortable for the U
boats. Next, the Americans applied
the tactics of the long experienced
British and, in some cases, improved
on them. All the destroyers added to
their equipment depth bombs and
charges and other devices.
Then, the crews learned some
more about the business of smoke
screening a merchant fleet while they
beat off attacking submarines with
gun fire and depth charges. Their
gunnery has also been much improved.
Stalked Underwater Craft.
In the period of active service over
here, each destroyer has taken many
turns at patrolling duty. Occasionally
the' routine is broken by a call to
general headquarters, usually caused
by the presence of a U-boat or the
location of the crew of a torpedoed
Each destroyer has to its credit at
least one encounter with a submarine.
while some have stalked two or three
underwater craft. At no time, how
ever, have the submarines shown
fight. They always avoid meeting the
destroyers with their American crews
ready for battle.
COJrPASY F 3IAS IS RECOVERISG
Frank Kctchnm Underwent Previous
Operation Last Year on Border.
G. W. Ketchum of Columbia, now in
Fort Sill Okla., with his son, Frank,
sends word that his son is recovering
from a major operation performed at
the fort hospital October 2. Frank
Ketchum underwent an operation for
appendicitis while on the border last
year with the National Guard. Rela
tives attribute his present sickness to
his working on the farm before he
was entirely well.
Mrs. Ketchum, who also went to
Fort Sill last Friday, expects to re
main with her husband during the
winter. Her son left Columbia Sep
tember 5 with Company F and was
stationed with other local men at Ne
vada before being transferred to the
139th Division at Fort Sill.
DEAS WILLIASfS TO SPEAK
Will Address Synods of Presbyterian
Church at Fulton Sext Week.
Dean Walter Williams, of the School
of Journalism, will speak on "The
Blessings of Death" at the meeting of
the northern and southern synods of
the Presbyterian Church of Missouri,
at Fulton next week. N. T. Gentry
will be the delegate from the church
here and Marshall Gordon the alter
nate. The Presbyterian colleges, Synodical
and Westminster, will be 'the special
subjects of report and discussion. The
centennial of the Missouri presbytery
will be celebrated.
Teachers Meet at Springfield.
The Southwest Missouri Teachers'
Association will hold its annual meet
ing at Springfield October 23 to 28.
Among the speakers will be President
A. Ross Hill, University of Missouri;
Uel Lamkin, state superintendent of
schools; President Richardson of the
Missouri State Teachers' Association,
and N. C. Shaffer, state superintendent
of schools In Pennsylvania. Prof. M.
J. Hale is oa the executive committee.
YIc Seville Sow a Lieutenant.
Vic Neville, a student in the School
of Law last year, is visiting in Colum
bia while waiting to be called to the
quartermaster's department of the
army. He has an appointment as
second lieutenant. Mr. Neville has been
practicing law at Thermopolis, Wyo,
since last spring. He is a member of
the Kappa Alpha fraternity.
F CUimba "nl Vicinity: Unsettled
weather tonight and Thursday, probably
rain; cooler by morning, much colder
Thursday, and hard freeze- Thursday
night. .Strong southerly shifting to north
r,or, .Missouri: Unsettled weather tonight
and Thursday, probably rain; colder west
and central portions tonight, much colder
jburd.iy. Iresh to strong southerly
.shifting to northwest winds.
i low pressure wave is central In
Colorado this morning, and Its influence
is felt over all territory between the Uocky
Mountains and Mississippi Itlter. It Is
giving unsettled and windy weather, but
thus far precipitation has been light.
Up to 7 o'clock this morning light
rain had tnrned to snow in Montana,
nyomlng. Alberta, nml vrti. n.i,.... .
and light rain was falling lu the region
of the Upper Lakes, and locally in
The weather Is crowing Tmrmnp i i.A
southern and eastern states, and colder in
The low- pressure system will cross the
Mississippi Valley during the next :'.
hours, giving unsettled .nml ivln.1i-
weather In Missouri, probably with rain,
followed by much colder Thursday and
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was 70 degrees and the lowest
lat night was CG; precipitation 0.00;
relative humidity 2 p. m. jesterday 2T per
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 07 and the lowest .".7;
precipitation u.iu inch.
Sun rises today, C.-21 a. m. Sun sets,
3 2S p. m.
Moon i-ets 0:03 p. in.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. in OS 11 a. m 7G
8 a. m 07 12 in so
y a. m ai 1 p. m S2
10 a. m 74 L' p. in 81
SHOWS LOSDOS IS WAR TIMES
T. W. Koch of Washington Gives Illus
trated Talk In Auditorium.
How the city of London prepares for
the endless march into France, takes
care of the wounded and laughs at the
war-grim humor arising, was illus
trated by pictures and a talk last night
at the University Assembly by Theo
dore W. Koch of Washington. Mr.
Koch is chief of the order division of
the Library of Congress.
He went to London to buy books.
His cablegrams were censored, as
was his mail, and officials pointed out
how propanganda coming in school
books from Holland made It necessary
to look through books from cover to
"One soldier sent a postcard home,"
said Mr. Koch, which said, 'I just
sent six Huns to Hell.' Hell was
crossed out, and the censor wrote
on the margin that it was t not per
missable to tell the exact location of
Mr. Koch showed pictures of the
ruined University of Louvain. The
library is a pile of trash. Only one
book was saved from the Germans
and the librarian happened to have
that one out at the, time.'
Other views shown were those of
Salisbury Plains which is one of the
great training camps of England; the
devastated sections of London which
have been brought about through Ger
man air raids; the 'crge buildings
and camps which have been set aside
for the use of Belgium refugees; the
types of modern air-craft which have
been evolved as the result the pres
ent war, and views of Red Cross
units in their work upon the battle
fields of Western Europe.
Y. 3T. C. A. SECRETARY HERE
W. W. Crutchfield, Oklahoma City,
Will Aid In Sfembershlp Campaign.
W. W. Crutchfield of Oklahoma City,
international Y. M. C. A. secretary for
the southwest field. Is here to help in
the Y. M. C. A. membership campaign
and other Interests of the work.
The campaign will last from October
18 to 20. This is the twenty-eighth
year for the local branch. Fourteen
students will leave for Jefferson City
tomorrow to attend a state meeting to
plan a nation-wide campaign for
securing war-work funds.
THREE COUPLES TO 3LVRRY
3Iarriage Licenses Issued By Recorder
Marriage licenses were issued today
to the following: Keith Colaman
Bradley and Miss Addie Lee Evans of
Clark; Ira Ray Cathey and Miss Mary
Jewell Valentine of Columbia, and
Homer Snell and Miss Ora K. Dodson
Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Linger.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Linger of
Kansas City announce the birth of a
daughter, Mary Helen, October 16.
Mrs. Linger, who was Miss Mary Mc
Donnell, was graduated from the
University with the degree of B. S.
In Ed. In 1913. Mr. Linger took his
don-ron from the School of Law in
Will Discuss Orders for War Shoes.
W. H. Brasclton, (general, super
intendent of the Hamilton Brown Shoe
Company, left Monday for Washington,
D. C, to confer with the United
States War Department in regard to
the handling of additional war orders
of shoes for the United States Govern
Attend King's Daughters Sleeting.
The Jwenty-first annual convention
of the Missouri branch of the Inter
national Order of King's Daughters is
meetinf for a three-day session at
Carthage. Among those attending
from Columbia are Mrs. F. H. Russell,
Mrs. Marshall Gordon, state treasurer.
STRIKES STOP SIXTY
ILLINOIS COAL IIS
Operators Ask Price Revis
ion Wage Increase Im
possible, They Claim.
IN OPEN REBELLION
Miners Want Speedy SettlcT
ment Object to Washing
ton Wage Increase Plan.
Ily Associated 1'rcss
PITTSBURG, Kan., Oct. 17. The
strike of the coaPminers of Missouri.
Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma,
called for Friday morning, has not
been called off or postponed, the pres
ident of District 1400, United Mine
Workers of America, announced today.
"The miners will walk out of the
mines Friday morning just as they
have been ordered to do."
3Iore 3IInes Shut Dohii.
Ily Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, 111, Oct. 17. Early
reports today to the headquarters of
the Illinois Coal Operators' Associa
tion here indicated that many more
mines in the Central and Southern
Illinois coal fields are being shut
down as a result of the efforts of the
miners to force an Immediate increase
in wages. It was estimated that sixty
mines are now idle.
Operators say they are helpless and
cannot give the miners an advance in
pay unless the Fuel Administration
allows them to charge more for coal
on the market. i .,
Governor Lowden is being kept in
close touch with the strike develop
ments. The miners in the northern
field who have named "a committee to
formulate new demands are said .to
object to the proposed agreement
reached at Washington. The advance
of $1.40 a day to day laborers provid
ed for in the Washington pact, it is
declared, would enable the laborers
to make more money than expert coal
Frank Farrington, president ot the
Illinois Mine Workers, has informed
authorities that open rebellion exists
in the Illinois field. Miners' of
ficials say they are unable to control
Coal Strike Is Paralyzing Business.
Ily Associated Press
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Unless the
coal strike is settled within ten days,
business in Chicago will be paralyzed,
according to a statement today by
Frederick W. Upham, president of the
largest coal company in the cjty.
"There is less than a ten days' supply
of coal in tho city and no coal is com
ing In," Upham said.
ASK FOR EKTESSION COURSES
Teachers In Kansas City Will Take
Work This Year.
The Extension Department of the
University reports an unusual demand
for extension courses In Kansas City
this year. A large group of teach
ers at Kansas City have applied for
Arrangements have been made for
a course in manual trainingwhich is
given by "Prof. I. S. Griffith. One lec
ture has already been given in this
course. Prof. F. M. Tisdel will give1
two courses. Prof. L. D. Ames will
give a course in the history of math
ematics. Courses will probably be given !n
other towns of the state.
GOES TO SEW YORK TO WRITE
3IIss Dorothy De Jagers Will Do
Miss Dorothy De Jagers, a graduate
of the School of Journalism of the Uni
versity, has gone to New York to do
magazine work. For the last five
years Miss De Jagers has specialized
in short story writing and has had her
work published in several magazines.
One of her late stories, entitled
"Fishing," has been dramatized and
will be presented in New York next
month with Miss Hazel Mackaye as the
leading lady. Miss De Jagers is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. De
Jagers of Kansas City. Her mother
has gone East with her.
DANCE 3IOSEY FOR WAR WORK
Illinois U. Girls Will Abandon All
Sororities at the University of Illi
nois have agreed to abolish formal
dances because of the war. The step
was taken at a meeting of girls from
each sorority, at which plans werfr
made for using the money usually
spent on the formal dances for vari
ous forms of war relief work.
It is expected that the men's frater
nities will give none but informal
dances this year.
Three in 3Iotorcycle Accident.
Waldo Wade and two others were
thrown from a motorcycle Sunday
evening on the Fulton gravel road.
The motorcycle ran oft the bridge at
the foot of a hill. Wade was thrown
several feet into the air and the two
others were caught under the ma
chine. No one was hurt, but the mo
torcycle was badly damaged.