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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1917.
Both Candidates for Presi
dent Were from Kan
THE OTHER OFFICERS
Session Today Devoted to
Hearing Reports and Rou
The U. D. C. Officers.
President, Mrs. Thomas "Wood Parry,
First vice-president, Mrs. Elliot
Second vice-president, Mrs. M.
Dolan of Hannibal.
Corresponding secretary, Mrs. W. E.
Estes, Kansas City.
Treasurer, Mrs. W. R. Rhoades,
Histrian, Mrs. Maude Higgins, St.
Director of Children's Chapter, Mrs.
Frank Leach, Sedalia.
Editor of the Missouri division, Mrs.
C. P. Hough, Jefferson City.
State organizer, Mrs. Anna Korn,
Chaplain, Mrs. F. E. Rigley, Kansas
Recorder of crosses, Mrs. Carrie D.
Mrs. Thomas Wood Parry of Kan
sas City was elected president of the
state division of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy at the convention
here this morning Mrs. Parry was
elected on the first ballot, defeating
Mrs. Hugh Miller of Kansas City the
only other candidate by a vote of 105
to 56. The vote was the largest ever
cast in any U. D. C. convention.
The new state president of the U.
D. C. was one of the founders of the
Robert E. Lee chapter of Kansas City
and has been a delegate to almost
ororv state convention neiu m uic
nast five or six years.
the scholarship in the University of
Missouri which bears her name and
as chairman of the educational work
of the division under the administra
tion of Mrs. 'Roma J. Wornall several
years ago made that line of work one
of the most important in the state
U. D. C.
Nominated by Hlgginsville Woman.
Mrs. Parry was nominated .by Mrs.
J. H. Campbell of Hlgginsville, a
former state president. Mrs. Camp
bell was the first to make a nomina
tion. She was seconded by Mrs. Roma
J. WomaH of Kansas City another
former state president. Mrs. Anna B.
Korn of Trenton, Mo., followed Mrs.
Campbell placing in nomination the
name of Mrs. Hugh Miller of Kansas
The convention opened this morning
with reports from all of the chapters
throughout the state. In almost every
pjisc it was renorted that the U. D. C.
work was being combined with work
for the national Red Cross. Many i
chanters renorted that they had
bought Liberty Bonds and all seni
word of their interest in educational
Address By Mrs. Blake Woodson,
Mrs. Blake Woodson, state historian
for the last two years, presided at
last night's session and gave an ad
dress. She paid a tribute to tne
veterans and enjoined the younger
generation to study history and to
study the deeds of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Woodson then awarded the
prizes for the best essay on the
history of Missouri previous to the
war between the states. The first
prize, a U. D C pin, went to Mrs. M.
L. Stallard of St. Josephi Miss SalHe
Berford of Columbia was awarded
the second prize'and Miss Marie Dodge
of St Louis the third. The prize es
say was read by Its author.
Mrs. Hough of Jefferson City pre
sented the prize flag offered by Mrs.
C. B. Faris to the chapter enrolling
the greatest number of new members
during the last year. The Stonewall
Jackson Chapter of Kansas City re
ceived the flag, having enrolled
sevenly-six new members. Mrs. Al
len Porter of that city gave the
speech of acceptance.
Hold Memorial Services.
The session then went Into a mem
orial sprvlfo fnr thf members and
Confederate veterans who had died 1
since the last meeting. Mrs. F. S.
Leach of Sedalia was in charge of this
part of the program.
The Boy Scouts marched down the
aisle of the church bearing the Ameri
can flag. To them M. G. Quinn, a
Confederate veteran, presented the
Stars and Bars. I
Veteran also placed flowers In the
uross or Memory, each naming ."
general under whom he fought as he
Convention Notes I
A new-fashioned Daughter of the
Confederacy, who realizes that the
time when women were supposed.to be
mere decoration in the home is past,
is Miss Nell B. Potts, president of the
(Continued on Page Five)
MBS. .MILLER IN FOOD WORK
Pledge Days for Women Will Be from
October 2S to November 4.
Mrs. Walter McN'ab Miller received
a telegram Tuesday from Herbert
Hoover, asking her to serve on the
state advisory committee of food ad
ministration. Mr. Hoover said In the
telegram that between 80 and 90 per
cent of the women In some Btates
had pledged to register on the Hoover
pledge and he hoped that Missouri
would do as well.
National registration for women'
will be held October 2S to November
4. Mrs. Miller will conduct the reg
istration in Missouri. She Is co-chairman
of food conservation of the wom
en's committee of the Council of Na
tional Defense with Mrs. George Gell-
born of St. Louis,
canvass will be made and men and
children, as well as women, asked to
sign the pledge.
"Women cannot conserve," said
Mrs. Miller, "unless men and children
are willing to help."
67 AMERICANS KILLED
Germans Sink a Transport
Homeward Bound In the
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. An Amer
ican transport, homeward bound from
Europe, wa3 sunk in the war rone to
day, with a loss of sixty-seven lives.
There were on board 16G persons and
it is assumed that virtually all were
members of the crew.
1'IEASED WITH II. S. CAFETERIA
Snpt McPherson Says it Solves Lunch
Problems 137 Eat There.
"The Columbia High School cafe
teria is filling a muchx needed niche in
the High School life," said Supt J.
E. McPherson this morning. "It is
a problem that the school authorities
'have been trvlnB to solve for a long
lime, u is a waste oi lime ior stu
dents who live quite a "distance from
the building to go home, and it is al-
most Impossible for those who have
classes just before and just after noon
to sro home. a3 only thirty-live minutes ,
are allowed for lunch."
One hundred and thirty-seven per
sons ate at the cafeteria Wednesday,
and that number was Increased to 157 , asks permission to return to the old
yesterday. The menu for today was: i rates are the increased prices In coal,
soup, 5 cents; ham sandwich, 5 cents; coke and oil and other materials
beef sandwich, 5 cents; potato salad, 3 necessary for production. It was
cents: glass milk, 3 cents; apple pie, brought out at the hearing of the
5 cents; Ice cream and cake, 5 cents, commission that a reason for higher
and coffee, 5 cents. I cost of production in Columbia was
'. '. J that the company had unnecessary
WILL WHITE TO THE SOLDIERS enulpme"nt thus making an unreason-
, , r, 7T a .. fable invpstment on which It had to
C. E. Society Also Plans to Care For'pa dividends
an Orphan. '.
The Christian Endeavor Society of win, ADVERTISE BABY CLINJC
tho. Presbyterian church has made f
plans to write letters to soldiers at Welfare Association Desires Medical
the front and to undertake the support Inspection of Schools.
of either a French of a Belgian
orphan. John KochtltcKy, president or
the society, will appoint committees
this week. The correspondence com-
mittee will give close attention to
government rules for all letters will
WHERE COAL IS REALLY HIGH
The' Soft Yariety Costs $9.50 a Ton in
.Columbians who have
coal bills mount into staggering
figures may take consolation from the
thought that "it might be worse."
In Vermillion. S. D., writes Robert
W. Jones, formerly of Columbia, the
price of soft coal Is $9.50 a ton. And
the temperature in Vermillion some
times goes down to 40 degrees below
MUST .ASSESS AT FULL VALUE
Tax Officers Will Not Be Paid Other
wise, Commission Says.
By Arsocltted Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Oct. 19. The
State Tax Commission today issued an
order that tax and assessment officers
throughout the state must assess
property at Its full value and instruc
ted the county courts to refuse to pay
officers who disregard the order
Student In Respire Balloon Corps.
Garold N. Rowley, a sophomore In
u Cni.nn1 rtf Tnp-lnpprlnsr. ha$ been
CPDted for tne Reserve Balloon
r t Fort nmaha, Omaha. Neb.,
and has left the University to visit at
his home in Carthage before going to
Rowley took the examination at
nmaha two weeks ago. His work will
ih tvith the observation baloons. He
S a member of the Kappa
Mnmford to Sneak at Farm Congress.
Dean F. B. Mumford of the College
of Agriculture has been Invited to
..i. v.ofni-0 thi Farmers' National
Congress. v.bc will meet this year at
snrlncfield from OctoDer 23 to so.
Dean Mumfordhas accepted and will
give an addresscm "The Food Problem
and The Farmer." The meeting at
Springfield will be the thirty-seventh
annual session. The Farmers' Nation
at Congress is one of the most im
portant of farmers' organizations.
The meeting at,
Mayor Boggs Receives No
tice from Capital City of
Local Works' Request.
CITY AGAINST RAISE
High Prices in Coal and Coke
Basis for Company's
The Columbia Gas Works wants to
go back to its old rate of $1.75 net
per 1,000 cubic feet for the ordinary
consumer anU $160 for those using
more than 10.000 'cubic feet a month.
Mayor James E Boggs has received
notice oi an application made by tnei
company before .the Public Utilities
Commission In Jefferson City for per
mission to make the advance He says,
that the company will not be allowed
to raise the rates now if the city can
About three years ago citizens of
Columbia decided that the gas com
pany wa3 charging unreasonable
rates for Its gas and started a fight
for a reduction. The Public Service
Commission held sessions here and
company took the matter to thej.
sustained the citizens. The gas
supreme court and the court held
that the commission was right and de
cided tgainst the gas company. The
court in -1915 ordered the gas company
to .lower the rate from $1.75 to $1.35
per 1,000 cubic feet for small con
sumers and from $1.60 to $1.20 for
large consumers. The court also
ordered that the excessive amount
collected by the company between the
time of the decision of the commission i.
and the court be returned. This
money has never been returned.
Another order of the commission
was that the company1 should make
every effort to extend its service under
the lower rate and to obtain more
customers. An employe of the com
mission was here last summer to make
investigation. He stated un-
onlcla a' mat. time mat wis naa
not been done-' Hc Predicted at the
time that s,nco new customers had
ml Deen precurea me gas company
would try to have its rate raised In the
The grounds on which the company
At the first meeting of the Child
weuare .Association, nem yesieraay
afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. Building,
the club decided tc advertise the free
baby clinic which it has established
at the Parker Memorial Hospital.
The association hopes to continue the
work for "better babies" throughout
the year through the work of the clinic
and the free nurse which it hopes to
obtain. The members, hope to have
medical inspection of the public
The officers of the association are:
Miss Louise Stanley, president, and
Mrs. A. C. Ragsdale, secretary. The
various committees and their chair
men are: Mrs. J. D. Van Horn, look
out committee": Mrs. M. P. Ravenel.
medical Inspection for the schools;
Mrs. Louis Selbert, pre-natal care;
Miss Ella V. Dpbbs, proper amuse
ments for children; Mrs. Eliot Clark,
feeding infants and children; Mrs. W.
G. Manly, finance.
BUESCHER XwARDED $121.63
Judgment Returned for Plaintiff
Corn Case Stout Case up.
A judgment of $124.63 was returned
on a counter claim for the plaintiff
In the case of E. F. Buescher against
S. H. Woods. The suit was over a
vvoous. n.e sun was over a
contract, the- plaintiff alleging
that he should have received 350
bushels, whereas he received only 211.
John T. Mitchll filed bond for $50.-
000 as trustee of the estate of A. H.
Jones. The defendant In the case of
W. D. Nichols against Alex. Hicks
withdrew hlsmotion for a new trial.
The case of A. D. Stout of Iowa
against- J. R. Edwards of Centralia
came up today. Stout is suing for
$buu wnicn ne paia aown on a iuu-
acre farm he had agreed to buy from
Edwards. The contract was then
rescinded, but Stout did not recover
his money. '
NEXT MEETING IN ST. LOUIS
Adjourns in Columbia Today.
Arrangements for an adjourned ses
sion of the Missouri Association for
the Relief and Control of Tuber
culosis to be held In St. Louis were
made today at a meeting of a few of
the members In the office of Dr.
Walter McNab Miller.
ASKS PRICE INCREAS
LIBERTY BONO SALE
Officials Feel Total Is Within
Striking Distance of
B. -,-. ,
anKS tO forward
Total from Districts to the
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. The Lib-
campaign continued its
gains today and treasury officials an-
'nounced that manv estimates nlirP.l
nounced that many estimates placed
the total so far subscribed above
$1,750,000,000 and within striking dis
tance of the $2,000,000,000 hoped for
by Saturday night
Unofficial figures made public by
the department show that a minimum
of $1,535,000,000 had been subscribed
up to the close of business Wednes
day night Officials are optimistic
that the minimum of $3,000,000,000
will bo obtained by the time the cam
paign closes, October 27.
More than $2,000,000,000 this
week," stated today's announcement,
"Is the rallying cry of the Liberty
Loan workers from coast to coast.
Revelations from all districts are
that tho figures are' within striking
distance of this mark, the $1,535,000,
000 having given renewed courage to
the committee to obtain the $500,000,
000 remaining before the close of the
A total based on conservative esti
mates of officlal-and unofficial sales
.reports indicates that the subscrip
tions of $1,535,000,000 have been
definitely established, according to
the following unofficial figures irom
the twelve Federal Reserve Bank dis
New York $560,000,000
St. Louis 80,000,000
Kansas City 50,000,000
San Francisco 50,000,000
Total official returns from the
twelve Federal Reserve Banks stood
at $827,000,000, but these figures will
probably be greatly Increased within
the next few days by additional re
ports from outside banks. The Fed
eral Reserve banks have been asked
to obtain the total from all banks in
their districts and forward them to
the Treasury Department at 'once.
HANKS REPORT BOND SALES
Faculty Members May Subscribe More
Than Their Quota.
About $60,000 worth of Liberty Loan
bonds have been sold to datein Co
lumbia. The Boone County Trust
Company today announced a sale of
533,750; the Boone County National
Bank ?20,000; the Columbia Savings
Bank, $12,000. Among the University
faculty and officers. $14,250 worth
have been sold. Wednesday, H. S.
Jacks estimated the total sale for the
county, not Including Columbia, at
$150,000, so that the total sale for the
whole county to date can be roughly
estimated at $210,000.
"I am quite sure that the subscrip
tion list among the faculty will reach
$20,000 next week and may possibly
go over $25,000, which will exceed the
faculty quota," said Dean Isidor Loeb
today. So far only letters have been
sent to the faculty members. Next
week a personal canvass will be made.
The executive committee of the
Boone County Liberty Loan Organ
ization met this morning at the Com
mercial Club and decided to hold
Liberty Loan meetings In Centralia,
Sturgeon, Hallsville, Ashland and
Rocheport tomorrow afternoon to get
hold of the farmers, who will be in
imcn tiu'n at T.,,011 st niair-Mnssi
- clinvscale3 wln SDeak in , been chosen by Dean F. B. Mumford.
and,5.a ?Iiks,cf.I",r?"LSi,e ?.,., ,, administrator, to take
Centralia: J. P. McBalne and H. A.
Collier in Sturgeon; W. A. Bright
and W. H. Sapp in Hallsville; E. C.
Anderson and G. S. Starrett in Harris
burg; J. L. Johnston and E. S.
Stephens in Ashland and L. M. Price
and J. L. Stevens in Rocheport
E. Sydney Stephens, chairman of
the local publicity committee, said
today that he expected a larger crowd
at the Liberty Loan mass meeting Sat
urday night than the Auditorium of
Academic Hall can hold. He re-
marked that persons who had bought
bonds, as well as those who had not
were expected to attend the rally. The
University Cadet Band will play.
otepuens ouege ua ""lcu
tu.wu&u lis lai.uiij' auvi otuu.u. wuj
i.suu in Liberty Donas, jumosi every
teacher has subscribed for a bond and
many of the students have done so
through their home banks.
The Agricultural Club has bought
$500 worth of Liberty Loan bonds
with part of the Farmers' Fair sink
For Colombia ami Vicinity: Fair tonlelit.
.Saturday partly cloudy. Warmer.
For Missouri: Fair tonight; warmer, ex
cept east portion. Saturday partly cloudy
and warmer, t
An area of low pressure Is central this
morning over the eastern Lakes. It has
caused Kencral rains and fresh winds
throughout the eastern half of the
country. Another low pressure center In
eastern Montana has resulted In snow In
Alberta and Manitoba and In the Dakota
The feature of the map this morning.
""""tii ia wc uikii pressure renter
wlllch occupies practically the entire
western country. It has cansed killing
frosts or freezing temperatures as far south
as Oklahoma, New Mexico, aud Central
Fair and waia.r weather will prevail in
Columbli tonight and Saturday, with In
creasing cloudiness Saturday.
Tbe highest temuer.itiirp
StrtSt was ; plpita"" oS)-'!
,lTe uu'uIly "- P yesterday co pi
mafardniT n-io ., ln.K.u..' n
.oii.4iiii; i.un ..w HThnr
cent. A year ago yesterday the highest
temperature was 5C aud the lowebt 44:
precipitation 0.08 Inch.
Sun rises today, 623 a. ra. Sun sets.
5:25 p. m.
Moon sets 7:34 p.m.
The Temperatures Today.
. n. m. :v n 11 n m .11 , c
8 a. m 33 12 m. ii
0 a. m
10 a. in..
1 p. m..
STRIKE Dp OFF
Miners' President Says Un
ions Must Start Work or
Lose Charters.. '
By Associated Tress
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Oct 19. In
telegrams sent this morning to local
miners' unions in Illinois now on
strike, Frank Farrington, state pres
ident of the miners' organizations, de
clared that, in mines where men were
not back to work on next Monday, lo
cal charters would be revoked.
President Farrington said his
drastic action was prompted by a de
sire to save miners of Illinois from
industrial conscription, which, he
stated, would follow paralyzing of
the coal mines. Mr. Farrington said
he had received telegrams from local
unions in all parts of the state pledg
ing fidelity to the union.
By Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Oct 19. Thirty
five thousand coal miners, who were
to have struck this morning in the
southwest field, are today working.
Operators and representatives of the
Mine "Workers have instigated nego
tiations in an effort to adjust their
TO GET DEPORTS OF, AMES GAME
Missourian Reporter Will Send News
From the Field.
at Ames tomorrow when the Tigers
moor ttin. Tftwra A rrrrteta In Trioli frtrtf
ball contest, and bulletins will be sent'
. ... . x-l..li At.. ..nmft
The reports will be given at the
regular matinee of the Hall theater
tomorrow afternoon. Alexander Mait
land, one of the cheer leaders for this
year, will lead the yelling" as reports
from the .game are read to the audi
A special five-reel picture has been '
obtained for the program so the
rooters may be well entertained be
tween the reports. ,
PRESTON IN THE NAVY.
Tiger on Shore
Preston, a Tiger guard last
now in the Navy and is"
stationed on shore duty at Philadel
phia. He was transferred from a de-
fstroyer. In a letter to the Missourian
he tells of his longing to be back on
the Tiger team. Mr. Preston says
Eddie Mahan, formerly captain of the
Harvard football team but now in the
U. S. Marines, is the backbone of a
real team of marines.
I have seen him play," says Pres
ton, "and it was a good signt
SAUNDERS HEADS CAMPAIGN
Chosen to Supervise MIssourPs Part
In Conservation Movement.
W. F. Saunders, secretary of the
Missouri Council of Defense, has
charge of the details of the conserva
tion pledge campaign in Missouri.
In this nation-wide campaign,
which will continue from October 2S
to November 4, every person will be
asked to sign a pledge to aid the gov
ernment in the conservation of food.
Prof. Max F. Meyer to Wisconsin.
Max. F. Meyer, professor of experi
mental psychology in the University
left last night for Madison. Wis., wnere
he will speak at the university there
on the "Relation of German-born
ritina in the War Poller of the
.,.,, et,fes." Professor Meyer will
Speak In seteral other towns and will
he gone a week.
Comes From Cuba on a Visit.
Chester D. Slarquls of Tinguaro,
Cuba, assistant superintendent of tho
Tinguaro Sugar Company, Is visiting
his sister, Miss Gertrude Marquis, a
student in the University. Her
mother. Mrs. F. D. Marquis of Bloom-
ington, 111., Is also her guest this week.
No Reason Given, But Other
Moves Indicate Fear of
FLEET IS PREPARED
Russian Sailors Hemmed In,
But Anxious to Fight
French Gain at Aisne.
Dy Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct 19. The Russian
capital is soon to be removed to Its
ancient site at Moscow. The govern
ment announced its decision to shift
its activities from Petrograd, but as
signed no reason for the change. The I
issuance simultaneously of a procla
mation to the civilian population ot
Reval, the Russian naval base on the
gulf of Finland, to remove to the ln-
terior suggests that the decision was
45 1 not uninfluenced by the German
47 .,. . t... , . . ,,
iuicat agamai .reirugrau, now ueing
developed in the naval and military
operations in the Gulf of Riga and
Previous suggestions that the re
moval of the government to Moscow
had reference not only to the military
situation, but to the assumption that
the government might be freer to'
pursue its work in Moscow than in the
present capital, where extremist In
fluences are powerful and turbulent
and more difficult of suppression.
While the small fleet of Russian
battleships in Russian waters has ap
parently been hemmed In by tho
Germans as a result of their land op
erations in Osel and Moon Islands and
the disposition of their superior na
val forces at strategic points in the
gulf, the main Russian fleet remains
in the Gulf of Finland, through which
runs the water route to Petrograd.
There is apparently no intention of
sending it out to engage the Ger
mans, although the men of the fleet
are reported anxious to fight
On tho western front the French
have"been aggressive In -operations" in"
the Aisne region, centering in the
districts south and southwest of Laon.
HE GETS RICH QUICK IN OIL
Kansas Man Now Visiting Here Makes
On an investment ot $500, made a
year ago, J. C Kullmann of Towanda,
Kan., now visiting in Columbia, has
an income of $1,000 a day. He has
been offered) $300,000 for his proper
ty. Mr. Kullmann, (with three other
Towanda men, invested $3,000 in the
Towanda Oil Pool. Mr. Kullmann
. sa'j oday
I feel very thankful that In my de-
I Allnfnr vaam T ItAVTA VAA
, ,r 11 ... t
. UaiC. X lid C 4H fcUO UiVUXJ M
money I need
and would like to see others prosper."
He Is visiting W. B. Gage and fam
ily, 302 College avenue.
CAVE 3IAY RETURN TO U. S.
Former Student, with Field Service,
Expects to Be Operated on.
Word has beeA received from Harold
Cave, a University student who Is In
France, that he will probably return to
the United States. He expects to ar
rive at his home in Moberly about
Cave has been with the American
Field Service in France. Owing to the
arduous requirements of his work, he
has found it necessary to have an
operation performed. He is a mem
ber of the Dana Press Club. '
R. II. JONES THE BEST GOLFER;
P. L. Moss Defeated Yesterday ! the
Russell H. Jones won the Univer
sity handicap golf tournament yester
day when he defeated P. L. Moss In '
the final round by tho score of one up.
This is the second time that Mr.
Jones has won. Two years ago be
was successful against both protest
sors and students. Last year the open
tournament was won by Charles Bar
nett A cup Is awarded ahe winner.
Mr. Jones is a student In the School
of Law. .
STRIKERS BLAMED FOR RIOTS
Employes of Aluminum Ore Company
Started Trouble, Wnness Says.
By Associated Press
E. ST. LOUIS, III., Oct 19. The
race riots in East St Louis were at
tributed to agitators among former
employes of the Aluminum Ore Com
pany, who struck last April, by a wit
ness who testified today in the Con
gressional inquiry into the riot. The
witness was Robert E. Conway, gen
eral manager of the pack'ing plant of
Armour and Company.
HETHERINGTON IN NEW POSITION
Former M. U. Athletic Director rTUl
Go To California.
Prof. Clark W. Hetherington, pro
fessor of physical education at the
University .of Wisconsin, has resigned
and will leave early next year for
California to become state commis
sioner of physical education Prof.
Hetherington was formerly director of
athletics at the University or Missouri.
CAPITAL TO MOSCOW