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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN TENTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1917. NUMBER 34 HK 25 DIN CANVASS FOR LIBERT! BONDS Special Effort Made to Cover Columbia in Campaign Started Today. TO CLOSE SATURDAY Leaders Choose Their Own Method of Soliciting in the 20 Districts. Reports from the Liberty Loan canvassers working today in Columbia and all the districts of Boone County will be sent in to headquarters here in time to announce the results at the . Liberty Loan rally at the Court house at 7:30 o'clock tonight. E. C. Anderson, George S. Star rett, H. A. Collier and Dean Isi dor Loeb will be the speakers of the occasion. Twenty-five representative women of Columbia began today a. systema tized canvass of the town for the sale of Liberty Loan bonds. The town was divided into twenty districts, each of which was assigned to one of these women, at a meeting held yes terday afternoon. The other five women will work among the teachers in the schools and among the farmers on Saturday. Each woman has chosen her own helpers and will handle her territory in any way she likes. The work is not to be among women only, but a spe cial attempt is being made to reach all the women of Columbia with the appeal to buy Liberty Loan bonds. The campaign will continue until Saturday. To Tay Union Fees "With Bond. Whether the Missouri Union would be willing to accept a $50 Liberty bond in payment of a life membership was the question asked Bertram Harry, manager of the Union, in a letter received from a former student yesterday. The questioner was Ken nett C. Sears, a 1914 graduate of the University, who is now employed by the Ingraham, Dughrie &. Durham Company of Kansas City. Sir. Sears was assured Oat the bond would be as acceptable 'as the gold itooif in Mr. Harrv's renly. 4 Boy Scouts Sell $1,250 "Worth. Four Boy Scouts sold $1,250 worth of bonds yesterday. B. M. Green, scoutmaster, said today that it will only be with hard work that the Boy Scouts can equal their previous sales, because the women began canvassing today the same territory that they have to cover. High School Hears of Bond Sale. A special assembly was held this mbrning at the Columbia High School to promote the Liberty bond sale. Superintendent J. E. McPherson gave a talk on how the Liberty bonds would help win the war. $2,250 from Stephens Faculty. The faculty of Stephens College have bought $2,250 worth of Liberty bonds. E LOCAL BUYERS Latest Subscribers to Liberty Loan Fund Announced by Committee Today. A partial list of the latest subscrib ers to the local Liberty Loan fund was given out by the committee In charee this afternoon. It is limited to townspeople and is necessarily in complete due to the fact that few lists have been turned in as yet. The list follows: S. M. Stevenson, $500; Horace Smith, $50; T. B. Crump, $50; S. L. Bouchelle, $50; W. B. Rohrig, $50; Dale Rohrig, $50; Robert Cochran, $50; E. R. Baumgartner, $50; Sam O'Neal, $50; Dr. H. P. Waite. $50;, Miss M. E. Gilliland, $50; Carl E. Benson, $50; E. C. Scott, $50; J. E. Peeler, $50; Mrs. Ella J. Evans, $50; Mrs. J. W. Robinson, $50; P. C. Stampli, $50; H. M. Crump, $50; C. C. Crosswhite, $50; J. H. Goldsberry, $50; E. K. Cunningham, $50; Homer Crosswhite, $50; E. C. McQuitty, $50; F. L. Northcutt, $500; P. J. Seekey, $100; Mattie Northcutt, $100; Miss Lou Mahan, $50; Harry Jones, $50; J. L. Forbls, $50; R. T. Leppard, $100; Margaret Tillery, $50; Howard Rog ers, $50; Bess H. Hawkins, $100; Jes sie C. Forbls, $50; Suella Ward, $50; Clara Wenzel, $100; Carrie Clausen, $100; Marvin Lockwood, $50; W. H. Moore, $100; Bradley Zerschey, $50; John Rogers, $50; J. H. Moss, $100; Patty Maddox, $50; E. W. Stephens, $500; E. Sidney Stephens, $500; Vic tor Barth Clothing Company. $300; Emma.D. Hill, $50; Earl Thayer, $o0; M. R. Barth, $50; Sykes & Broadhead Clothing Company, $200; Busy Bee, $50; total, $5,150. EI) CLUB BUYS LIBERTY BOX!) Patriotic Meeting Held, at Which Prof. Defoe and II. II. Kinyon Speak. The Educational Club met at 4:lo o'clock yesterday afternoon and de cided to buy a $50 Liberty bond. The work will be pushed by the Liberty bond committee of the club to get members and others to respond. Prof. L. M. Defoe of the School of Engineer ing gave a talk on the Liberty bona campaign and appealed to the mem bers of the club to fulfill their duties as educators. H. H. Kinyon, secretary of the Alumni Association and editor of the Alumnus, urged the members of the club to show school patriotism and become members of Missouri union. The club will meet at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, November 1, in Room 130, Academic Hall. Every member of the School of Education, as well as anyone Interested in the club, is urged to be present at this meeting. DELTA GAMMAS BUY 8100 BOND Glee CluVb Makes $50 Purchase and S. G. A. Takes $100 Worth. It was erroneously stated in last night's Missourian that the Delta Gamma sorority had bought a $50 Lib erty bond. Instead, this sorority pur chased one worth $100. Sales to Uni versity organizations reported today are: Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, $100. Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, $100. University Glee Club, $50. S. G. A., $100. Strong Forces, Mainly Ger man, Collected on Italian Front, Reports Say. 07 Artoclated Press BERLIN, Oct. 24. An Austro-Ger-man offensive has been launched on the Italian front. It was announced today. German and Austrian Infantry this morning captured small forward positions near Flitch and Tolmino and in the northern portion of the Bainslzza plateau. Dy Associated Press ROME, Oct. 24. The Austrians have concentrated strong forces on the Italian front for offensive pur poses, it was announced at army headquarters today. A large propor tion of the troops are German. 8,000 Prisoners Taken "ear Solssons. By Associated Tress PARIS. Oct. 24. The 'number of prisoners taken by the French In their attack northeast of Solssons has reached 8,000, the war office an nounced. Kerenskv Urces People to Kail'. Dy Associated Tress PETROGRAD. Oct. 24. In an emo tional sneoch to the preliminary par liament today. Premier Kerensky ap- Dealed to the delegate to endeavor to arouse in the people the sense of in dividual responsibility at the front and in the rear which carried the Russians to victory for a time in the offensive early last July. PERSUING IX GERMAN TRENCHES General Enters Second Line Trenches Durinc French Attack. Dy Associated. Press AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP IN PR ANTE. Oct. 24. General Pershing accompanied one of the French gen erals yesterday as far as the second German line in the French attack on the Aisne front. The American leader was first observing the attack from a favorable position some distance from the French lines, when he wenton through the shell fire into the first line of the captured German trenches and then to the second line, fipnnral PershinK's imnecturbable attitude during the present time is the talk of the French army. PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETS Tentative Plans Made For Bl- Ennial Thanksgiving Game Here. Tentative plans for the Thanks giving Day, Homecoming program were made last night by memDcrs oi the General Committee having the work in hand at a meeting in the Missouri Union Building. Weekly sessions of this committee will be held on each Thursday night until aav rangements are completed for the bi-ennial celebration. Special committees to do the deco rating on Rollins Field and elsewhere. as well as committees on reception. parade, entertainment, etc., are to De appointed this week by Baxter B. Bond. Floats an dstunts of various Kinds for the parade are to be designed by Hip several departments themselves under the direction of the department chairman, who will select the working committees In each school and depart ment of the University. Employment Wanted. As a mark of service to the community, the Missourian will run free, under the above head ing, your want ad. If you are looking for work, write us briefly your application or bring it to the Missourian offi.ee in person and we'll run It without charge. No applications taken over the telephone. Wo'rd lim it 18. This offer is good until December L AUSTRIA OPENS DRIVE COUNTIES RESPOND IN BKJID DRIVE Parades, Speeches, Patriotic Demonstrations in Order for Liberty Day. 2 BILLION IS TAKEN President Wilson Purchases $15,000 of Bonds $13,500 Paid in Full. By Associated Tresa WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. Not a county in the United States so far as tlio T thortir T.nnn mnnniTGrs can learn has failed to respond to th6 call for today's big drive. Parades, speeches, patriotic demon strations and bond buying are In nrrtpr for the dav from coast to coast. A flood of dollars, the like of which has never swept In upon the Treasury Department before, officials preuici will follow. How far towards the five hillion dollar goal the sub- scrintinns total will be carried no one was willine to forecast. It ap peared certain, however, In the light of early advices that the two minion workers throughout the nation would roll up a' mammouth total. Liberty Day dawned with less than half of the, big total taken. Liberal pstlmntes from all reserve districts Indicated that $2,465,000,000 had been subscribed up to the close of business last night, thirty-five million dollars less than officials had thought. Distributed among reserve, districts, as announced by the Treasury De partment, the total was as follows: New York $S25,000,000. Chicago $375,000000. Philadelphia $235,000,000. Boston $225,000,000. Cleveland $215,000,000. Richmond $110,000,000. San Francisco $110,000,000. St. Louis $100,000,000. Kansas City $90,000,000. Minneapolis $85,000,000. Atlanta $30,000,000. Dallas $25,000,000. "Achievement of the three billion dollar minimum total by tonight." the Treasury Department said, "will pTpntlv eneouraco workers to continue their fight for the maximum total of five billion dollars." whpn leaders of the District of Co lumbia Liberty Loan campaign went to call on President Wilson today presumably to get his subscription to the loan, they learned tnar. ne naa subscribed for $15,000 worth of bonds through a local bank, paying $13,500 immediately and agreeing to pay the balance before November 13. The President tought $10,000 worth of the first issue direct from the Treasury. BOOKS WANTED FOR SOLDIERS Collegiate Periodical League Urges Co-operathe Center In Columbia. A letter addressed to the president of the senior class. University of Mis souri, has been received from the Collegiate Periodical League in New York City stating that the American Library Association at Washington has requested that centers of the league be started In every college in the Unite dStates to co-operate with It in supplying literature to. soldiers. This leacue is an organization or college women founded In New York Hitv June 28. 1917. with fourteen col leges represented, for the purpose of supplying army camps with books anu current publications within ten days of nnhlication. Nearly 100 local cen ters have been established throughout the country and are already senamg nearlv 3.000 macazines weekly to nearby army camps through their lo cal nublic libraries. Free transporta tion is provided by the government. Students are asked to form chap ters at their colleges with membership dues of 50 cents for each person, thereby becoming members of the central organization and supporting it, alumnae being members of their local centers and supporting them. All literature is forwarded through the library to any training camp. It is also desired to organize cen ters among faculty women. SAYS PEACE IS STILL DISTANT U. S. Minister to Switzerland Here Visits President Wilson. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. No im mediate prospective peace, despite Germany's gradual weakening of morale in the civilian population and the army, is seen by Pleasant A. Stovall. minister to Switzerland, who called on President Wilson today on his first return from his position in four years. "The German people," Stovall said, "are slowly realizing that the war is a total failure. After this spirit grows it will cause some sort of a revolu tion, but I do not think that anyone can lorecasi wnai luriu ima m imo. "irw n,i onnnmi rnnHltlnns in M i 1 i -. iLln I11 tnlrn Germany are very bad," he continued, "and they are growing worse daily." Miss Fannie Pipes to Wed. A marriage license was granted to day 10 uooert a. uninn oi .r-ayeue anu . Miss Fannie Pipes of Rocheport. COUNTY DEMOCRATS GETTING REM Although Primary is Ten Months Off, Candidates Are Working. TO ELECT TUDGES Some Seek Re-Election, and Two Deputies Desire Offices of Chiefs. Although the Democratic primary is more than ten months off, politicians and voters arc discussing possible candidates for offices which expire Jannari' 1. 1S1R. The Democratic nomination in this county is almost always equivalent to election. All the county offices except, those of sheriff, treasurer and assessor will be filled next year. For the other offices some men have unof fically declared themselves candidates. This week two candidates are work ing in the county, meeting voters. They are R. S. Pollard deputy circuit clerk, who is candidate to suc ceed J. E. Boggs and M. G. Prootor, deputy county collector, who hones ho' succeed J. R. Jordan, the incumbent, who has held the onice for two terms. So far. no other candidates have de clared themselves for two offices. City Officials May Run. Several of thc'nresent office holders will be candidates for re-election and at least two city officials will be candidates for county positions. It is expected, although they have not de clared themselves, that J. L. Henry will seek re-election as county re corder and will run against Berry Jacob3, city collector. Mr. Jacobs will probably not declare himself officially until he has made a report on the eitv .collections made durinc his term. This report, he thinks, a good cam paign document. The other city official who will probably run is George Starrett, pres ent city attorney, who will seek to succeed W. M. Dinwiddle as prose cuting attorney. Some politicians say that Mr. Dinwiddle will seek re election. For the county, clerkship, It Is cx- .k. .,.-.. y. ... n !- ...til ...... peciea inai j. w. uavja win iu again. Many politicians have cast envious eyes on the probate judgeship, which John F. Murry now holds, and will seek to retain. H. A. Collier has been mentioned for this nlace. Three Judges to Be Chosen. All the places on the county court will be filled next year. Two of the judges, W. T. Johnson, presiding judge, and J. T. Rowland, judge of the southern district, will have served four terms. Judge James T. Stockton is nsw serving his first term and is ex pected to be a candidate for re election. For congressman of this district some opposition is expected to Dorsey W. Schackleford. who will undoubted ly be a candidate for re-election. A few months ago W. L. Nelson, as sistant secretary of the State Board of Arciculture. was nromlnent for this place, but since he has gone to New York to do literary work his Doom has fallen somewhat T6m Dumm of Jefferson City has also been mentioned as a likely candidate: TO SEEKJUEL NEED Lieutenant Governor Cross ley,New Fuel Administra tor, Will Investigate. By Associate Press ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24. Lieutenant Governor Crossley of Missouri, who was yesterday appointed state fuel administrator, today said he would made an Immediate survey of Mis souri's coal production and the fuel needs of the state. "Virtually all the coal used in Mis souri is mined in Illinois," said Mr. Crossley. "The big problem proba bly will be to see that the coal availa ble for Missouri Is equitably dis tributed to those needing it and to see that this state receives its share of the coal mined In other states. As to coal prices, I do not know" what I shall do, but it it Is In my power I shall see that those needing coal get it if any is to bo obtained." POSTPONE YARN TAG DAT Old Guard Button Sale Friday Causes Change In S. G. A. Date. Tag Day for the yarn fund has been postponed until November 2, on ac count of the fact that "Old Guard" day is to be this Friday. The Women's Council of the Student Government Association voted yesterday to give fifteen dollars to the yarn fund. Plans for the "mixer" Friday afternoon were completed. Miss Mary McDaniei, ... ... ., Presided at the meeting. Mule Buyer's Car Turns Over Twice. The car of Harry Henderson, a gov ernment mule buyer, turned over twice just this side of Auxvasse last Saturday. No serious damage was done. THE WEATHER lor Columbia and Vicinity: Increasing cloudiness, probably followed by rain late tonight or Thursday; warmer. Temepratnre tonight above the freezing point. For Missouri: Increasing cloudiness, probably followed by rain late tonight or Thursday; warmer tonight and extreme east portion Thursday. Cloudy north west portion Thursday. Weather Conditions. The cold wave is over the lower Missis sippi Valley and southeastern states, re suiting in frost to the northern border of Florida. "West of the Mississippi and particularly In the upper Missouri drainage area the weather is growing warmer, owing to a low pressure system that Is traveling southeast from the British Northwest, which, in all probability, will be the dominant feature in the 1'lalns districts during the next two days. A storm of marked Intensity Is just of the Maryland coast, attended by rain, sleet, Buun, uuu niuu. Tn fn1nmlil.-l plnndtnotts will t.o n 4nn tnrrnin Xl'lH, Ctoo.llll. .(.Inn ,an...n....w. during the next 2G hours, and rain Is ueij uruiHiiue lauer nan oi me penou. Ttif. lilnhae, tan.... . In r.,...l.t Columbia yesterday was 3S degrees and the juucsi. i.ii iiiKut was s-t; precipiiaiiou O.OO; rol.ithe humidity 2 p. m. yesterday ii- jici rem. v )var mku jesieruay me 40; precipitation 0.00 Inch. The Almanac. Sun rises todav. C:'2S a. m. Sun sets. 5:19 p. m. Moon sets morn. , HILL REPLIES Proof of Randels' Ineligibil ity Is Given by Head of University. I5y Associated Tress MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 24. Un der a ruling announced here today by Doctor Jardine, chairman of the Missouri Valley Athletic Board, Cap tain Randels of the Kansas Aggies football team is declared to be eligi ble to take part in Conference con tests. The recent protest by the Uni versity of Missouri was to the effect that Randels was ineligible because he had played football two years at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan. Doctor Jardine announced that Southwestern College had been con fused with Southern Kansas College at Eureka, where Randels formerly played on a football team. When shown the dispatch from Manhattan ;today,'Tresident 'Hill 're marked, "That Is interesting," and gave the reporter copies of the fol lowing statements: 1. From the registrar of South western College, Winfield, Kan.: "Our records show that Mr. Lee M. Randels played on our football team during the seasons of 1912 and 1913, making his letter each year." . 2. From Prof. S. W. Byer of Ames, chairman of the committee on eligibility for the Missouri Valley Conference: "Southern Kansas on page 10 of the Missouri Valley Handbook should read Southwestern, Winfield, . Kan., and participation counts according to our latest information." 1 ANNOUNCE OLD GUARD PRIZES Director to Give Box at Drake Game to Sorority Selling 3Iost Old Guard buttons will go on sale Friday morning in Academic Hall. They will be sold by women students In the University and members of the Student Council. W. E. Meanwell, director of athletics, has offered a box at tho Drake football game Saturday as a prize for the sorority selling the greatest number of buttons. The Missouri Store will give a prize, as vet not announced, to tfie woman stu dent making the most sales. Old Guard buttons have always been sold hv the women of the University and the' practice is heartily approved by S. G. A. and the women's I'an Hellenic organization. STAR BASEBALL TLAYERS HERE Record Holder In Base Stealing and Second In Batting on Way to Texas. Tris Speaker, centerfielder for Cleveland In the American League, and Ray Chapman, shortstop on the same team, spent Monday night in Columbia. They drove through in an automobile on their way to Texas where Mr. Speaker owns a farm. Mr. RnenkM- was second in batting this year In the American League, and Chapman holds the record lor Dase stealing. GIFFORD PINCnOT 3rAY COME InTlted Here to Attend Hog Producers' Conference, nifrnrii Pinrhot. chairman of the live stock committee of the National Food Administration, has been in vited by Prof. E. A. Trowbridge of the animal husbandry department to at tend the hog producers conference November 3. Mr. Pinchot replied that he would come if possible. WILL DISCUSS CONSERVATION Miss Stanley to Lecture to Sorority House Commissaries. .,i t ...i.o ctaninT. will meet the commissaries of the sorority homes at the Gordon Hotel Building at 4 o'clock next Monday afternoon. She will discuss methods of conservation of food and will give Instructions on preparing a well-balanced meal. PRE IU 1ST CONSERVE OR FACy FAMINE Bruce Kennedy of Washing ton Says Greatest Needs Are Food, Money, Men. ARMY MUST BE FED Names of Those Who Will Not Aid Campaign to Be Recorded. "America wasted $700,000,000 worth of food last year. This waste must be eliminated, and there must be an additional saving of 5 to 6 cents a day to the family. Otherwise, we shall face a food famine within six months. The army must be fed, whether or not the people of the country have enough to eat." This was the substance of the mes sage to the people of Boone County, given in an address on food conterva tion by Bruce Kennedy of Washington, u. j., at tne university Auditorium last night. Mr. Kennedy has been aoDoInted bv President Wilson to discuss some nf the phases of the war in a tour of the Middle We3t. He described himself as a "plain business man." and not a paid lecturer. Introduced by J. T. Mitchell, chairman of the food ad ministration In Boone County, he made a forceful appeal, for strong support of the Hoover saving pro gram. ' The great needs of the country, ac cording to the speaker, are food. money ana men, in that order. "Under present conditions," he said, "you are either for America or against America. Next week there will be conducted all over the country a campaign of education on food problems and of enlisting the help of ever- citizen in Herbert C. Hoover's program for food conservation. The names of those who are not willing to help In this work will be recorded and filed. This will be a true test of democracy to see whether we can govern our appetites voluntarily In stead of being forced to, as is the case in Germany today." In closing. Mr. Kennedy gave a. vivid picture of the existing order of things on the battle front and In Germany. LESS WORK FOB COLLECTOR Machine Installed to Reduce Recording Work to, One-Fourth of Old Method. A machine calculated to reduce the recording work in the county tax collector's office to one-fourth of that required by the old hand recording method has just been installed. It is the only machine of the kind In use in the state outside of Kansas City, ac cording to J. R. Jordan, county col lector. By the old method all the work was done by hand and the record kept in a large book. The new machine elimin ates all hand work and by adding the totals furnishes a check on all figures. It Is opperated by electricity. The records will now be kept in a loose leaf ledger. The machine has a carriage which carries the paper across like a type writer in a horizontal. line instead of the perpendicular as is the case with an ordinary adding machine. It Is spaced to make its tabulations in columns for the following Items: Date, receipt number, state tax, county tax, county road and bridge tax. special road and bridge tax, school tax, total and penalty. TO ATTEND HONOR LUNCHEON Columbians Accept Invitation to Dine With lord NorthclIfTe. Professors F. L. Martin and C. G. Ross of the School of Journalism left this afternoon for Kansas City. They will attend a luncheon tomorrow noon at the Muehlebach Hotel given in honor of Lord Northcliffe by I. R. KIrkwood, editor of the Kansas City Star. Lieutenant Colonel Campbell Stu art, a British army officer, and Ham ilton Fyfe, a war correspondent, are members of the Northcliffe party now touring the United States. Former Student In Balloon Service. S. E. Williams, a student in the School of Journalism last year, was one of the successful candidates In the examinations held In St. Louis last week for the balloon section of the aviation corps. He is now sta tioned at Omaha. Will Address Education Clnb. The senior students In the School of Education will meet at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon In Room 130, Academic Hall. They will be ad dressed by Bertram Harry, president of the Education Club. Employment Bureau Meeting. Students who desire work are in-. Ivited to attend a meeting to be held I by the employment bureau at the Y. ' t i A Tli.lliltnv f 750 nV1nlr tn- night. A. G. Spencer Goes to Texas. A. G. Spencer, cashier of the Boone County National Bank; has gone to Texas on business. IL -fe-.-ie.'