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THE EVENING MISSOURI AN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1917.
WOULD HAVE UNITED
Columbia Church Will Ask
Synod at Fulton to Merge
Northern and Southern Sects
Meet Together for First
Time in History.
The Presbyterian Church of Colum
bia will ask for the union of the
Northern and Southern Presbyterian
Churches at the joint synod of the
two churches which opens at Fulton
tomorrow. This decision was made
at the meeting of the ciders of the
Columbia church yesterday. The
resolution was drawn up and will be
presented tomorrow by Dr. W. W. EI
wang and X. T. Gentry, delegates to
the synod from Columbia. The reso
"In iew of the fact that the General
Assembly, U. S. A., and the General
Association, U. S., have appointed com
mittees of conference on union, the
session of the Columbia Church re
spectfully and earnestly overtures the
synod to meet at Pulton October 23, to
indorse that act as looking toward a
consumation devoutly to be wished."
The synods of the two churches are
meeting together for the first time
since the division. The northern synod
will meet in Fulton at the invitation
of the southern and will bo the guest
of the latter. The mccUng starts to
morrow and will last until Friday
night. The First Presbyterian Church
of Columbia Is southern.
There has beeii talk of a union of
the churches for several years, so
far without result. The Columbia
church has always been a strong ad
vocate of union and presented a
resolution asking for the union several
years ago but without success. The
feeling between the two churches is
better now than it ever has been,
says Doctor Elwang, pastor, and the
possibility of a union far greater.
The Presbyterian Church was divid
ed In 1SG1 by the Civil War. The
Northern branch has about 1.500,000
members, the Southern about 350.000.
".MOTOR INJURY CAUSES DEATH
John 1$. 3fcKonzie Was Injured Two
i Weeks aco.
John B. McKcnzie died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Martha Elder,
three miles west of Columbia, at 7:30
o'clock this morning. Mr. McKenzie
was hit by an automobile, driven by
Irvine Dunbar two weeks ago and
never recovered from the Injuries.
The accident happened when Mr. Mc
Kcnzie and his son-in-law, C. D.
Elder, turned their buggy to drive
through a gate. The car behind was
approaching too fast to stop. Both men
were thrown from the buggy but Mr.
Elder was not hurt.
Mr. McKenzie leaves three daugh
ters. Mrs. D. Baldwin, Utchfield, 111.!
Mrs. Amanda Small, Centralia, and
Mrs. Martha Elder, Columbia, and
four sons, Henry and John Mc
Kenzie, Columbia; Ed McKenzie,
Itocheport, and Frank McKenzie,
Glasgow. He will be buried at
10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
RAISE MONEY TO BUY YARN
University Women Will Soon HnT
Sfaterial For Knitting.
The campaign of the Women's
Self-Government Association to get
funds with which to buy yarn for
the University women to knit into
sweaters, helmets, scarfs and wrist
lets for the soldiers and sailors, has
been started. Miss Millicent Mattocks,
chairman of the Red Cross committee,
reports today that each sorority has
pledged itself "to pay $10 into the
fund. Friday will be tag day for this
fund. Letters have been sent to the
' fraternities asking them to con
tribute. KISS ELIZABETH PAULEY WEDS
Guardian of Columbia Girl Gives
Miss Elizabeth Pauley, 17 years
old, and John W. Ravenscraft, 35
years old, were married this morning
by the Bev. W. S. St Clair, The bride
was under age but her guardian, Mrs.
Jennie Nichols of 309 West Ash
street, gave her consent to the mar
riage. Mr. Ravenscraft is a fanner
living in the Mountjoy neighborhood,
northwest of town. Only a few friends
were present at the wedding.
COLUMBIANS TO CIVICS MEETING
Mr. IV. E. Harshe and Mrs. P. B.
Branhnm Attend St. Louis Sleeting.
Mr. W. E. Harshe and Mrs. P. B.
Branham went to St Louis today to
represent Columbia in the meeting of
the American Civics Association. They
will bring back a report of the meet
ing to Mayor J. E. Boggs.
Chic League 3feets Tomorrow.
Tho Civic League will meet at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
Boone Tavern. Mrs. Turner McBaine
and Mrs. Walter McNab Miller will
speak on conservation.
DUNKLIN CO. BEADY FOR AGENT
Work Will Begin as Soon as Place Is
Dunklin was the first county to ac
cept the offer of the United States
Government and tho University of
Missouri College of Agriculture for a
home demonstration agent It Is also
the first county to organize for the
women's work before organization had
been completed for the men's work.
Dunklin county is ready for a home
demonstration agent Work will be
gin there as soon as the College of
Agriculture can recommend a woman
for the place.
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rourieuu cuuuuus uuvc aiijJiicu wi
definite meetings as soon as dates can
be set These will organize meetings
to explain the plan by which a home
demonstration agent can be obtained
and to start the organization work.
Fifty counties have applied for in
formation concerning the home dem
onstration work. Polk county has
completed organization for both coun
ty and home demonstration agents.
67 LOST JNANTILLES
Official Casualty List In
cludes Two Officers With
Mothers in Germany.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct 22. Sixty
seven lives were lost when the army
transport Antilles went down last
Wednesday after being torpedoed by
a German submarine. The official list
of casualties, cabled today by Gen
eral Pershing, showed 67 lost, a total
of 107 survivors and one unaccounted
The casualty list shows that not
all the lost were Americans. The
firemen, ofj whom many were proba
bly killed by the explosion, came
principally from Spain and Portugal.
Some of the non-commissioned army
officers among the American troops
lost were men of foreign birth. Two
of them were Germans by birth and
now have mothers in Germany.
In the list was the name of Private
Morgan P. Lock of the infantry,
whose nearest friend is Floyd Pear
man of Kansas City.
EXTENSION DIVISION GROWS
Has 120 More Than Year Ago Free
More than 770 students, amonfr them
superintendents, principals and teach
ers in various schools of the country,
representing twenty-three different
states, have taken courses at the Uni
versity of Missouri by mail since last
June. This department of the Uni
versity is the only one to show a large
increase In enrollment. Only about
650 were enrolled last year. The Ex
tension Division, whose work may be
taken up at any time of year, enrolls
an average of eight students a day.
Several days it has enrolled as many
The University of Missouri, In order
to put a complete practical education
within the reach of every citizen of
the state, established the Extension
Division in 1910. By correspondence
courses and extension lectures, uni
versity training may be obtained at
home at a very low cost.
Recent free university and high
school courses have been arranged for
soldiers at Fort Riley who are natives
of Missouri or who have attended the
University of Missouri, including
drafted and regularly enlisted men.
TAXES ARE BEING COLLECTED
Officials Visiting Rural Districts of
County This Week.
A series of trips to the rural dis
tricts of the county for the purpose
of collecting the county taxes for 1917
were begun today by Deputy County
Collector, M. G. Proctor, assisted by
R. S. Pollard.
The point visited today was Butler's
store In Perche township. The other
places to be visited and the respective
days follow: Tuesday, Harrisburg
Wednesday, Woodland ville: Thursday,
Rocheport; Friday, Huntsdale, and
A temporary office Is established
at each place and personal and real
estate taxes are received by the men
in charge of the work.
GETS LARGE SnOE CONTRACT
W. H. Braselton Back From Washing
ton With Orders For 150,000 Pairs.
W. H. Braselton, superintendent of
the Columbia factory of the Hamilton
Brown Shoe Company, has just re
turned from a business trip to Wash
ington. While there Mr. Braselton
closed an order with the government
for 150,000 pairs of army shoes. This
brings the total number of shoes
furnished the army by the company to
more than 450,000. 'The contract Is to
be completed by May 1.
J. Harrison Brown In New York.
J. Harrison Brown, former business
mnnncrer of the Missourian, Is now in
New York City, where he has accepted
a position as head of the service ae.
partment of the Merchants Trade
Journal. He was connected with the
same publication until he became HI
two years ago and went to Colorado
cnrinn. In Colorado Serines he was
advertising manager of the El Paso
PEEO 500 CATTLE ON
THE HUDSON PARI
Big Work Which Will Cost
ticnnnn St-irrH "Wcrr.
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day at Mcmine.
NEW SILOS READY
Structures Which Will Store
Feed Are Biggest in State
A big Boone County industry which
Includes the feeding of 500 head of
cattle at an approximate cost of $150,
000, began near McBaine yesterday
when J.' A. Hudson's latest shipment
of cattle arrived there. The cost of
the feeding is in two items, one of,
$50,000 for silos and barns in which
feed and the cattle will be kept, and
another in the cost of the feed and
stock which amounts to nearly $100,
Three big silos the biggest in the
state of Missouri and, as far as can
be ascertained, the largest in any
state in this part of the country are
used to store the feed for tho cattle.
They may be seen from the Missouri
River and look not unlike three gi
ants standing in front of the little
town of McBaine. Two of the big
structures are twenty-five feet in
diameter and sixty-three feet high,
while the other one is twenty-four
feet in diameter by sixty feet high.
Until this year Mr. Hudson found
that one silo was enough to store
feed for the 260 cattle he had fed dur
ing last year and smaller numbers he
had fed in previous years. But with
the demand for war-time crops and
war-tim.5 production In every line,
Mr. Hudson found that he must build
more storehouses for the products
from his 600 acres of lands, which
adjoin the land on which the silos
Room In Barns for 750 Head.
There Is room in the big barns for
750 head of cattle and on tho farm
Mr. Hudson has enough wheat, corn,
clover and alfalfa to supply this
number. The silos are built so that
chutes on the sides carry the silage
to the wagons which carry it to the
Then there is the big barn that shel
tered the 260 head of cattle last year.
Its dimensions are 84x324 and last
year was merely a great shed where
the cattle were allowed to stand on
the ground. This year, in accord with
the modern improvement idea, Mr.
Hudson has put in a new concrete
floor, with the center or bedding, of
course, of earth. A smaller barn
stands nearer the road, its dimen
sions being 141x227 and its interior
being finished the same as the larger
structure. Another barn, used for
hay, is still further on, the center of
tho hay barn being forty feet high and
its capacity being 750 tons of loose
hay. On the side of this barn are
sheds for farm implements, among
these implements being tractors,
threshing machines, six manure
spreaders, three silage cutters, ma
chines for making meal out of hay,
four dump wagons and ten flat-bottom,
low-wheel farm wagons.
Scarcity of Labor.
Saturday while the drizzling rain
fell on his back, Mr. Hudson directed
the final touches In the preparation
for the cattle that came yesterday. As
far as the barns for feeding the steers
are concerned, they are ready, but a
few things remain to bo done.. For the
last few weeks Mr. Hudson has been
hard pressed for labor. He has had
to hire the men in Columbia, take
them down to McBaine in an automo
bile and then bring them back in the
UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO WORK
Plans Made to Help Red Cross Two
Days Each Week.
University women have decided to
do a share of the work at tho Red
Cross workrooms in the Thilo Build
ing every Wednesday and Thursday
afternoon. Work will begin this
Bulletin boards will be posted In
the Women's Parlors in Academic
Hall, and the women who wish to help
will sign up for the time they wish
to work so that arrangements can be
made at the workroom.
A COUNTY DEFENSE MEETING
Conservation and Registration Are
Being Discussed Today.
The Boone County Council of De
fense is meeting this afternoon in
the Commercial Club rooms to dis
cuss food conservation and county
registration. Several women have
been asked to attend the meeting.
Dr. Hill to Speak in Springfield.
President A. Ross Hill of the Uni
versity of Missouri will give the
opening address Thursday evening at
the meeting of the Southwest Mis
souri Teachers' Association in
Springfield. The meeting continues
from October 25 to 27. W. W. Chart
ers of the University of Illinois, form
er dean of the School of Education of
Missouri, will speak on "The Ideals of
NO PEACE IN SIGHT,
SAYS LLOYD GEORGE
Terms Now Would Mean
Only Armed Truce, As
serts British Premier.
ALLIES IN HARMONY
Ultimate Issues of War to Be
Decided at Coming
Br Associated Press
LONDON, Oct 22. "We have
scanned the horizon Intently," said
Premier Lloyd George today," and can
see no. terms in sight that will lead
to an enduring peace. The only terms
now possible would mean an armed
truce ending in an even more fright
The Premier said he had hoped tho
enemy's terrible power might be
broken this year but that the tempo
rary collapse of the Russian military
power had postponed this hope. But
time, he said, was on the side of the
Allies. Time once was neutral but
two things had changed this now: the
entrance of America into tho war and
the increasing failure of the German
"The Alllf are working in the
greatest hart ny," the Premier con
tinued. "They tre on the eve of the
most important inter-Allied con
ference ever held, at which for the
first time representatives of Ameri
ca and the Russian democracy will be
Lloyd George stated that the con
ference meant to determine the ulti
mate issues of the war. He said
that Germany would make a peace now
only on terms that would enable her
to benefit by the war. "It would be an
encouragement to every buccaneering
empire in the future to repeat the ex
periment. If peace were made under
such conditions," the Premier added.
FAREWELL FOR NEGRO SOLDIERS
Reception May Be "Given For Them
Next Friday Night
A' reception for the forty-two negro
drafted men of Boone County, who
TrHf leave for Camp Punston next
Saturday, will be held Friday night by
the negroes of Columbia. The place
has not been selected; Columbia
churches have taken up the plan of
giving the negro soldiers a send-off
and a program will be arranged for
The women are arranging to have
boxes and baskets of food prepared to
give to the men when they entrain
Saturday morning. A parade will be
held Saturday morning and the men
will be escorted to the train by their
friends and relatives.
The negroes will report at the
sheriffs office at 9 o'clock on the
morning of October 26.
Those who will go are: Ward Mc-
Daniels, Porter Pipes, Harry Scrog
gins, Irvin Cowden, 'Henry Daniels,
Benjamin Barnes, Irvin Pettigrew,
Grover Cleveland Arnold, William
Cros3, Clarence Porter, Hubert Wash
ington, Irvin Cochran, Dorsey Wil
liams, Verner Lewis, William Fisher,
Earl Turner, Alexander Douglass,
David Eaton, Elzia McKee, Leonard
Pearson, Earl Schooling, Claud Pear
son, William Grant, Stephen Epper
son, Earnest Jewell, Franklin Jones,
Ora Rogers, Robert Bannister, Charles
Wiseman, Alexander White, Robert
Lee Washington, Andrew Brown,
Nester Boone, Giles Whittles) William
Hill, John Shields, Tom Hall, Hugh
Williams, Milton Baker, John Broddus
and William Moon.
Included in the list is "Boodler'
Brown, well known to football en
thusiasts of Columbia.
The Red Cross Society wants forty-
two box luncheons for the drafted
negroes when they depart Saturday.
Necessarily the town women must be
relied upon to furnish these lunches
which should consist of only the
most substantial food: sandwiches,
fruit, cake and tobacco. The Red
Cross work room will be open all
day to receive the boxes, and a com
mittee of Red Cross women will be
at the station to give them to the
HELD UP AND ROBBED OF 52
John Turner Reports to Police That
He Was Attacked.
John Turner reported to the police
today that he was severely beaten
while returning home Saturday night
about 11 o'clock. He was walking
along the Wabash tracks and had Just
turned off onto Paris road, when he
was attacked, he says. He could give
the police few details. About $2 was
taken from him, he says, by the two
men who robbed him. Turner says
that he was unconscious for a time.
He has .a bruise on his face. The po
lice have found no trace of his as
sailants. Methodist Pastor to Kansas City.
The Brv. W. S. Havne. Dastor of the
Broadway Methodist Church, left this
morning for Kansas City to attend the
Board of Preachers' Institute tomor
For Columbia and Vicinity: Light rain
colder by morning ; cold wave. Tuesday
T.lIP milt Mlliln. . . . J
.. .., timviiiLun; it? ill or
.lower. Iresb to strong nortbwot
. I'.rK?ns?urI:,9IoU(1y and much colder
tonight with cold ware north and west
portions. Tuesday fair, colder west and
south portions. Fresh to strong north
Snow has been general In Colorado.
Wyoming, Montana, and Alberta, and
thence along the border to and Including
.Michigan. Elsewhere generally fair
weather has prevailed.
The cold wave that crossed the Missis
sippi at the close of last week is this morn
ing over the southeastern part of the
eountry, giving frost as far south as
Alabama, Georgia and the Carollnas.
Another cold nave Is leaving the North
west, and will dominate the weather In
tin. IM.ilne nml rf1.ll.. ti.fnni....t ..
,ley during the next two days. It will
give somewhat lower temperatures than
tin; uuc wi lust nrcb.
In Columbia cold weather will obtain
probably to and Including Wednesday.
The highest temperature In Columbia
esterday was Si degrees and the lowest
last night was 41; precipitation ox).
relative humidity 2 p. m. yesterday 4S per
cent. A jear ago yesterday the highest
temperature was M and the lowest 1T:
precipitation OJS inch.
Sun rises today, G:2G a. m. Sun sets,
"i:l p. m.
Moon sets 10 :3S p. ra.
Bob Fitzsimmons Succumbs
After Five Days' Illness
Dy Associated Press ""
CHICAGO, Oct. 22. Robert Fitz
simmons, former heavyweight cham
pion pugilist of the world, died at a
hospital here today after an illness
of five days.
The former pugilist was taken ill
last Tuesday while appearing at a
vaudeville theater. His remarkable
vitality sustained him until Saturday,
when he lapsed into unconsciousness.
He rallied at intervals until he sank
in his final struggle for life, as he had
fought for victory in the ring.
Mrs. Fitzsimmons, who was with
her husband during his illness, suf
fered a nervous breakdown last night.
For a time It was believed her condi
tion was dangerous, but she soon re
covered and resumed her vigil at his
Fitzsimmons was in Columbia this
summer with the Sells-Floto Circus.
He and his son staged a three-round
exhibition boxing bout at the special
performance following the regular
show. The former champion seemed
in excellent health at that time, al
though his age showed in his slow
ness of action.
Tho Evening Missourian carried an
Interview with Fitzsimmons while he
was in Columbia.
Rickurd Comes and Goes Unknown.
Tex. Rickard, prize fight manager
and promoter, registered at the Dan
iel Boone Tavern Friday night He
left early the next morning before it
was known he was here. What busi
ness brought him to Columbia was
not revealed. .He registered from Los
SCHOOL FAIRS IN GREENE CO.
College of Agriculture Aids In Hold
ing Ten Food Exhibits.
Between October 8 and 19 Greene
county held a series of ten school
fairs In which the Farm Bureau, rural
schools and the University of Missouri
College of Agriculture co-operated.
The fairs were all held in the country
school houses. The exhibits consist
ed of agricultural and home economics
products. At the Sunshine School
fair more than 200 cans of vegetables
and fruits and more thanlOO glasses
of Jelly were exhibited. About 1,000
persons attended. Several districts
were represented at this fair.
These school fairs were community
projects and the exhibits were made
up by different districts. The school
which won the greatest numbers of
prizes will be given the banner for
According to Miss Sarah Pettit. the
whole series of exhibits showed the
effect of the 20 homemakers' clubs in
One day was devoted to each fair.
Relay races were held In the morning
or the boys ,and girls and the agri
cultural and home economics ex
hibits were Judged In the afternoon,
"toys, girls, and their fathers and
mothers contributed to the exhibits
from each school district.
3Iajor RaTenel Here Yesterday.
Malar M. P. Ravenel returned today
tn Cnmn Funston after spending Sun
day with Mrs. Ravenel. He stopped
here on the way back from wasning
ton, D. C, where he has been for the
Six German Airplanes Brought Down.
By Associated Press
LONDON. Oct. 22. Six German air
planes were brought down yesterday
hv HHtlsh naval airmen, was the
statement from the Admiralty today.
Gardiner Smith at Camp Travis.
Gardiner Smith, who was president
of the Y. M. C. A. here last year. Is
now located In Camp Travis, Tex., at
the army Y. M. C. A.
Allied Infantry Moves on
Extreme Northern Edge
of Flanders Front.
Russian Naval Unit Outwits
Superior German Forces
In Moon Sound.
ISy Associated Press
NEW YORK, Oct. 22. In co-operation
with the French on his left. Pioirt
Marshal Haig launched a new blow
along a narrow front on the German
front northeast of Ypres today.
The Allied Infantry moved forward
in the neighborhood of the Ypres
Stadem railway on the outskirts of
Autsted wood, on the extreme north
ern edge of the active front in Flan
ders. The French advance was along a
front about three-fifths of a mile in
length, and the British attack proper
was along a wide front in the virinitv
of Peolcapelle, around which village
some of the most disastrous fighting
of the battle has taken place.
Objectives Gained, Sajs Paris.
Both groups of attacking troops re
port early successes. Paris an
nounced that all objectives were at
tained by the French troops, while
Field Marshal Haig reports satisfac
tory progress by the British.
The purpose of the drive Is evi
dently to push the advanced positions
further forward where the wedge In
the German lines has been driven.
The Russian naval unit in the
northern part of the Gulf of Riga has
outwitted the superior German forces
and has escaped from Moon Sound,
where it apparently had been bottled
up, after engagements in and about
the sound last week.
Russians Sink German Ship.
The Russian warshins made their
escape without losses and are now In
position to protect the northern en
trance to Moon Island. The new po
sition of the Russian squadron proba
bly will compel the Germans to give
battle if they wish to enter the Gulf
of Finland by gcins through the
sound between Dago Island and the
coast of Esthonia.
In addition to the warshins and
transports already sunk br the Rus
sian unit, Petrograd reports the sink
ing of another German transport by
a Russian submarine.
Berlin officially admits the loss of
four Zeppelins of the squadron which
raided England Friday night
HALF OF BOND QUOTA RAISED
Last Week of Campaign Will Be De-
Toted to Canvass.
About one-half of Boone Countv's
Liberty Loan quota of 545,000 has
been subscribed to date, according to
an estimate of-H. S. Jacks, secretary
of the Boone County Liberty Loan Or-
ganizauon. This last week of the
campaign will" be devoted chiefly to
personal canvassing. More definite
plans for this work will be made at
a meeting called by the executive
committee at the Commercial Club at
7:30 o'clock tonight
Girl Invests $500 in Bonds.
Miss Margaret Baldwin, a junior in
Stephens College, purchased a $500
Liberty Loan bond this morning. Sev
eral of the students and faculty
of Stephens have already bought
bonds for smaller amounts. Miss
Baldwin's home is in Wichita, Kan.
Boy Scouts Begin Bond Campaign.
The Boy Scouts of Columbia today
began their campaign to sell Liberty
Loan bonds. They will work from 2
to 9 o'clock today, tomorrow and
Wednesday, reporting each night to R.
M. Green, scoutmaster.
WILL CA3IPAIGN ONE NIGHT
Y. 31. C. A. Teams to 3Iakc Drfre for
New 3Iembcrs Tonight.
A one-night campaign for members
will be conducted by the Y. M. C. A.
tonight. The members of the ten
teams will try to visit all University
men and secure their pledge of mem
bership. The final report of the
drive will be made late In the night
The teams will meet at 6 o'clock to
night at the Y. M. C. A. Building for
a luncheon, after which plans for the
campaign will be outlined and fully
The captains of the teams that are
to work tonight are: Morris. Dry, R. J.
Shirley, Slade Kendrick, H. Rasmus
sen, L. R- Fuller, Alex Hope, Joe
Hunt, Robert Barnhart, S. P. Dalton
and Nathan Scarritt.
C03I3IISSION TO LOCAL DENTIST
Oathcr A. Kelly of Columbia Is First
Oather A. Kelly of Columbia has
received a first lieutenant's commis
sion in the Dental Corps of the Of
ficers' Reserve Corps. He was a stu
dent In the School of Medicine of the
University last year. Mr. Kelly for
merly had an office on South Ninth
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