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Work Must Be Speeded Up
to Get 6,000 Members,
Says E. S. Stephens. '
Difficulty Found in Reach
ing Farmers Negroes to
Be Canvassed.
The Red Cross drive for members
must be speeded up If this district Is
to reach its minimum quota of 6,000,
E. Sydney Stephens, chairman of the
campaign for this district, said today,
Exact reports are not yet obtainable.
but the chief difficulty seems to lie In
reaching the farmers. Mr. Stephens
said that It Is worth noting that the
farmers, where reached, respond well.
In one church Sunday, 45 members
were gained out of an audience of 30.
Some joined for others not present.
The. schools and churches are the
best and nearly the only places where
the farmer can bo reached. There
has been some- confusion- on account
of the number of campaigns for mon
ey. Sir. Stephens said that when It
was made clear that the Red Cross
is second only to the Army and the
Navy, people are eager to Join.
Committee Is Named.
S. F. Conley will head the drive to
morrow among the business men.
Mrs. Turner McBaine is chairman of
the women who will canvass the resi
dence district Friday.
The committee which is to work
with Mr. Conley is as follows: T. T.
Simmons, George S. Starrett W. H.
Sapp, J. R. Somerville, H. M. Mc
Pheeters, N. D. Evans, Sam Stevinson,
Percy Klass, J. W. Vesser, J. W.
Schwabe. W. S. St. Clair, Frank Rol
lins, J. E. Wright, L. T. Searcy, M.
R. Conley, Lakenan Price. F.G.Har
ris, W. G. Stephenson, Russell Hollo
way, Berry McAlester, Will Bowling.
Prewitt Anderson, O. G. Maggard,
Luther Slate, J. C. Denham, Roy T.
Davis, F. W. Nledermeyer, J. M. Bat-
terton, James M. Eichelberger, Clay
Schwabe, Dr. Woodson Moss, Dr. J.
.B. Cole and John Holloway.
egroes WW Be Canvassed.
The work among the negroes dur
ing the food conservation and Y. M,
C. A. War Fund campaigns was dis
cussed last nlght,at a-meeting. of the)
.. .. !- -Si IAT
committee oi negro mtu wnu are iu
take charge of the Red Cross cam
paign for membership among the
negroes. The committee will meet
again soon to perfect plans for the
Every member of the committee
bought a membership in tne uea
Cross, and a number of their wives
also. The membors of the commit
tee are: Chairman.. J. B. Coleman, J
E. Jones, Henry Kirklln, J. P. Wash
ington, the Rev. G. M. Tillman, tne
Rev. E. R, Redd, the Rev. D. J. Mit
chell, and J. H. Reafro, secretary.
Get 25 Members to Bed Cross.
Misses Isla Lynch and Cecelia Has
kin, students in the School of Engi
neering, spent a portionof Monday
Volunteer Monday working among
the engineering students and report
the obtaining of twenty-five members
to the Red Cross.
Largest Winter Acreage Ever Sown,
Only 79.3 Fcr teui normal.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. Winter
wheat this year, planted on the larg
est acreage ever sown In the country,
showed or, December 1 the lowest
condition on "record. The forecast of
only 540,000,000 "bushels was made to
day by the Department of Agriculture.
The final production, however, will be
above or below this figure, according
as conditions hereafter are better or
worse than the average.
Winter wheat sown this fall for
next year's harvest aggregates 42,170,
000 acres and Its condition on Decem
ber 1 was 79.3 per cent of the normal,
the Department of Agriculture today
announced. The acreage is 4 per
cent more than the revised estimated
area sown in the fall of 1916.
The area sown In rye Is 6,119,000
acres, which Is 36.6 more than sown
a year ago, and the condition of the
crop on December 1 was 84.1 per cent
of the normal.
Plan SteyoTers' Christmas.
Students remaining In Columbia
during the Christmas vacation are
asked by Dean Klrkenslager, secre
tary of the T. M. C. A. to call and
register, or telephone their names, in
order that entertainment for the holl
dav "Hfnvnrprs" ma? ibe arranged.
Last year a-4-act play was given in
the Virginia Grill, where the-annual
dinner was held. A number of socials
and programs are being planned for
the ten days when the other students
will be at their homes.
Tennis Court ow Skating Rink.
Members of the Columbia fire de
partment have been using Jhe tennis
court behind the City Hall as a skat
ing pond recently. The croquet wick
ets were pulled up and the area
flooded, making an ideal surface for
skating. This will be drained when
ever warm weather comes, and the
croquet game -resumed.
IS Fire more stopping
fore Christmas.
days be-
10 It's not to late to Join the Bed
21 Address by Dr. Lyman Wilbur.
president of T-cl.inil Stanford TTnl.
versify at 10 a. m. In University
Dec. 21. Friday. 4 p, m. Christmas holi
days begin.
Jan. 3. Thursday, 8 a. m. Christmas
holidays end.
Jan. H-18. Farmer's Week.
UnlTersltj- to Offer Special Course
After -Christmas Holidays.
The group of history and political
science will offer after the Christ
mas holidays a -voluntary course to
train mature students for public
speaking In the state on the real Is
sues of the war. Throughout the
country the teachers in the social
sciences are recognizing that, as the
causes of the war and the problems
of the peace settlement are so large
ly' political, social and economic, the
teachers of these subjects have a spe
cial obligation and opportunity to In
struct public opinion.
In Missojrri there has been a wide
spread response from the faculties of
the University, colleges and normal
schools to the call of the Missouri
Council for Defense for speakers. The
members of the group at the Uni
versity now proposes to train mature
students with a reasonably wide
training In the social sciences, to aid
In meeting this need of an Intelligent
discussion of why we are at war.
The work will be entirely volun-
tary without any direct University
credit. In selecting candidates the
preference will be given to students
with adequate training in the social
science or of proven ability as speak
ers. All students interested In this
project are requested to communi
cate with Dr. Jonas Viles before the
Technical Students Placed In Reserve
Corps for Present.
That technical students of draft
age may complete their courses and
receive their degrees, Major General
Black, chief of engineers of the
Army, has announced that a plan had
been agreed upon between the provost-marshal
general and himself
whereby students may join the en
listed reserve corps of the Army un
til they are graduated. Then they
wllUbo called-into. active' service in
the' engineer branch or else dis
charged to take their chances under
the selective service law
Current enlistments in the Regu
lar Army, Including those up to De
cember 15, will be credited to quotas
of districts in the next draft. Adju
tant General McCord said, just the
same as the first draft.
Fuel Administrator Announces Dras
tic Fuel Order.
The most drastic order Issued by
the Missouri Fuel Administration
since its creation has been announced
by Wallace Crossley, fuel administra
tor. The order will be effective De
cember 22.
It will prohibit delivery of more
than one ordinary wagon load of coal
during any period of twenty-one con
secutive days to residences and apart
ments. It will require every person
ordering' coal to fill out 'a printed
blank giving detailed information
concerning the fuel situation in the
purchaser's home or building. Un
der the order every purchaser must
give at least one week's notice before
coal will be delivered.
Contests in Marching Tactics, Floor
Work, Folk Dancing Held.
The four classes In gymnasium at
Stephens College drilled competitive
ly last night at the college. Miss
Fanny Bickley, Instructor In physical
education, supervised the exhibition
which consisted of marching tactics,
floor work, folk dancing and relay
games. The judges were Misses
Naana Forbes, Agnes Husband and
Eva West, all teachers at the college.
All the students took part
The college closes tomorrow for the
Christmas holidays, which will last
until January 8.
Won't Show Manual Arts Movie.
The showing of the "Tale of the
Tub," a five-reel educational picture
by the manual arts department of the
University, has been indefinitely
postponed. This was the announce
ment made by that department yes
terday after word was received from
St. Louis that the people who were
to come from there and show it could
not arrange to be here this afternoon.
It was originally planned to show
the reel at night, but this was made
impossible because of the lack of
heat and light in the Engineering
Fails to Pay Dog Tax Fined.
Evelean Holmesly, a .negro, was
fined $1 and costs In police court to
day for failure to pay license on her
dog. This Is the first arrest that has
been made for dog tax delinquency
but B. W. Jacobs, city collector, says
that tomorrow warrants will be Is
sued for those who have failed to pay
the license. The minimum penalty Is
$1 and costs.
One Airplane Brought Down
When Germans Bombed
England Last Night.
Only 5 of 20 Machines Able
to Reach London One
Lost in Channel.
By Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 19. Ten persons
were killed and 70 Injured In London
during last night's air raid. Outside
of London 5 persons were Injured.
One of the German airplanes which
took part In last night's raid over
England was brought down and an
other Is believed to have been de
stroyed, the war office announces.
From 16 to 20 raiders, divided Into
6 groups, endeavored to reach Lon
don, but only 6 succeeded in dropping
bombs on the city. There is reason
to believe another raider fell into the
English Channel.
A British pilot fired two rounds of
ammunition into a raider as it was
dropping bombs on London from a
height of 13,000 feet.
After the main attack of the raiders
a single airplane flew over London at
about 9 o'clock.
Local Organization Handles Bed Cross
Seals This Year.
Considerable confusion seems to
have resulted from the fact that F.
P. Miller, treasurer of the Columbia
Charity Organization Society, is re
ceiving the checks in payment for the
Red Cross Christmas seals instead of
Dr. Walter McNab Miller, who was
in charge of the work In former
Doctor Miller is treasurer of the
state organization for the prevention
and cure of tuberculosis, but the sale
of Christmas stamps is .being handled
this year by the Columbia Charity
Organization Society and checks
should be made out to its treasurer.
Checks stamped "with F. P. Miller's
initials come to him with them
scratched out and Dr. Walter McNab
Miller's substituted. F. P. Miller has
received checks for Red Crosa mem
berships, which ,ahonId have been
made payable to E. Sydney Stephens.
Red Cross Christmas seals have
been sold by the members of sorori
ties each day this week. The Delta
Delta Delta sorority sold 718 stamps
at the Postoffice Monday, and the PI
Beta Phi sorority more than a hun
dred in Academic Hall. The Chi
Omega sorority sold $12.60 worth yes
terday at the Postoffice. The Alpha
Delta PI sorority worked In Academic
Hail yesterday, but no report has
been turned in by them yet.
The Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma
sororities were in charge of the sales
today, the Kappa Alpha Theta and
Phi Mu sororities will be in charge
tomorrow. The Tuesday Club will
work Friday morning and the U. D.
C. that afternoon. The P. E. O. will
sell seals all day Saturday.
(Daniel Boone Tavern Management
Will Have Watch Party Dec SL
A real New Year's Eve celebration.
noise makers, dancing and a midnight
watch party will be held for Colum
bia this year at the Daniel Boone
Tavern, if plans of the management
are carried out The fact that cele
brations, always held with wines and
liquors in most of the big cities in
the past, will be lacking in this re
spect this year makes it possible for
Columbia to have just the same sort
of celebration that will be held in the
other places.
F. W. Leonard, manager of the
Daniel Boone Tavern, said this morn
ing that the celebration at the tavern
would consist of a dance the first
part of the evening and later a watch
party and lunch in the Mulberry din
ing room. Here horns, rattles and
other noise makers will be distributed
and the lobby ot the tavern will be
turned over to the midnight welcom
es of 1918. Other dances announced
for all Columbia townspeople for the
Christmas season are one on Friday
night of this week and. another on
Christmas night
Agriculture Loses OneVFhlrd to War.
Reports from the office of the dean
show that at the beginning of the
school year of 1917-18 there were en
rolled in the College of Agriculture
291 students. They were classified In
the following order: 94 freshmen.
64 sophomores, 57 Juniors, 61 seniors
and 15 special students. This number
was 66 per cent of the total number
enrolled in the school year ot 1916
17. Food Survey to Be Made la' St Louis.
By Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19. A food sur
vey of this city is to be made by
members of the St. Louis committee
of the Federal Food AdmlnlstraUon.
The survey is to be made by forty
women working in classified districts.
This action will be taken to determin-
the quantity of staples on hand and
tho average prices that are charged,
Enemy Hunts Weak Point in
'Line Russia to Ask, Plans
,., at Conference.
9jMen Lost When Submarine
Is Rammed 10 GoDown
on French Cruiser.
By Associated, Press
On the Italian northern" front the
Ajlstro-Germans persist 'in strong ef
forts to find a weak point and through
it to rush south to the Venetian
Russian representatives have been
ordered by Leon Trotzky, the Bolshe
vikl foreign minister, to ask of the
Central Powers at the peace confer
ence -at Brest-Lotovsk, whether they
will agree to make peace without an
nexations and Indemnity and "on the
principle of self-definition of na
tions." Trotzky is reported to have-
invited Allied participation on the
threat that treaties wlU be broken
and a separate peace arranged.
,Tho old French cruiser, Chauteau
Hensault, was torpedoed and sunk in
the Mediterranean Sea last Friday
and the submarine which atLTeked
here also was destroyed? The cruiser
was feeing used as. a iransport and
carried military1 passengers, all of
whom were rescijpdS'en men of the
crew were lost? t "
Nine llvetajre're lost when the
American submarine F-l was rammed
and sunk by the submarine F-3 in
home waters during a fog Monday.
National and State Councils to Meet
Together Farmers' Weak.
The Missouri Council of Defense
has completed arrangements with, the
National Council and the National
Bureau of Information for holding a
War Conference at the University dur
ing Farmers' Week. This conference
wilt begin Wednesday night and will
Include a series of addresses by. Wil
liam G. McAdod, Secretary of the
Treasury, Lieutenant Perigord, a vet
eran French officer who has won spe
cial honors on the Western front and
a third speaker Just back from the
"fraf-'arear -whose name haa nofyct
been announced.
The second day of the War Con
ferencc, according to present plans,
will be of interest to members ot the
Missouri Council of Defense and offi
cial delegates who will be invited to
the conference. There will be no im
portant addresses, but p lans will be
worked out for more fully organizing
the state with a view to giving all
tne people everywnere a wider ac
quaintance with every phase of the
war as It effects America and the
City to Pay for Bemoval of Snow in
Front of Empty Houses.
The City Council at its meeting last
night authorized the Mayor to have
snow and Ice on sidewalks, in front
of empty houses removed at the city's
expense. The law will also be en
forced in the case of residents who
fail to( remove snow and ice from
their walks within a reasonable time.
The council transacted only routine
business at Its meeting. The regular
bills were allowed. T. J. Rodhouse,
engineer in charge of the construction
of the new reservoir at the water and
light plant, reported that the reser
voir will be ready for use In a few
The council allowed J. D. Lyon,
contractor for the improvement of
Melbourne street. Sexton road and
North boulevard, 120 days In which to
complete the repairs smd Improve
ments on those streets.
Was 86 Years Old and Had Been Sick
for Three Months.
Mrs. Calthre Pemberton Elley died
yesterday afternoon at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Taylor Smith,
near Stephens. Mrs. Elley, who was
86 years old, had been confined to her
bed for three months.
Mrs. Elley was born In Boone Coun
ty and lived most of her life on a
farm seven miles east of Columbia,
known as the Pemberton farm. She
has lived with her daughter, Mrs.
Smith, for the last eighteen' years.
Another daughter, Mrs. James Haf
fenden, 1604 Cauthorn street, and a
son, L. H. Elley of Shaw, survive her.
Funeral services were held at 10
o'clock this morning at the home of
Mrs. Smith. Burial was In the Co
lumbia Cemetery.
Sends Fruit to Orphans' Home.
Members of the Rebekah Lodge
are filling a barrel with canned fruit
for an orphans' home in St Louis.
They are also sending clothing. The
lodge contributes food or clothing to
this home each Christmas.
Paul Crouch Into Aviation Corps.
Paul Crouch, son of E. W. Crouch,
507 South Fifth street, has been
cepted in the aviaUon corns. He is
now on the wav to Austin Tex., where
the will begin training. '
For .Colombia and Yletalty: &ostlr
cloudy and nascttled, tonli-ht aad f hnrm-
fllT!" tlAt MIUh f4lUi I. . - -
lowest tonlght.afcrSeCTlnr. "
For lllssourn Mostly cloudy and no
settled weather tonlgnt and Thursday
not much, chaoae la temperature. - '
Shippers Forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles at Colombia th in.f ,.vt,T3,
fture tonlgnt will be "a few degrees above
"tows iu auumrcuoos.
Weather- Conditions.
In the southeastern states and li New
Mexico and Arlxqna the weather Is still
unusually cold, bat In the remainder ot
the United States and southern Canada
conditions are about normal (or the sea-
The temperature Is above the
point in tne
and In the stock range. Skies hare con
ic ururciuu winter wnoitr noir
tinued cloudy, and snojrs hare- melted
grauusuy giTing- waier-io ine BOfu-
in Columbia the present weather ,.tm
likely continue for the nut twn nrfttma
Xcal Data. -
The highest temperature In Colombia
yesteraay was ana tne lowest last night
was 38; precipitation 0.00; relative hu
midity 2 p. m. yesterday 96 per cent. A
year ago yesterday the highest tempera-
iuic was 'v nuu lue lowest .u precipita
tion 0.00 Inch.
The Almanac.
Sun rises today 7:24 a. m. Son sets, 4.4
p. m.
Moon sets 11:02 a. m.
The Temperatnres Today.
m 40 11 a. m
m. 40 12 m-
m 41 1 o. m
.yi a.
B a,
9 a.
11 a. m 43 2 p. m
Secretary Daniels Testifies
Before House Inquiry
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. Secretary
Daniels today gave the House Com-:
mittee ot Inquiry a general review ot
what the Navy has been doing, avoid
ing, he explained, disclosing any
facts that would be of value to the
enemy. He told how the Navy De
partment was now building 424 capi
tal and other important ships. Dis
cussing the use of submarine chasers.
Daniels said they were regarded as
necessary and there was "no great
enthusiasm about them as a weapon
for permanent effectiveness."
A tiff between Secretary Daniels
and Representative Britten enlivened
the session. Britten asked what com
plaint had been made to the Navy De
partment by Vlce-Admiral Sims. "I
think that is not a proper question to
ask," said Secretary Daniels. "I will
say, though, that Admiral Sims has
ti'Senglven everything the 'Navjrhas
that it could give."'
Charity Society to Distribute Christ
. mas Dinners Given by Individuals.
"Last year, we supplied eighty-seven
families with Christmas baskets,
but the advanced cost ot living will
necessitate between ninety and a hun
dred baskets this year," said Mrs. W.
T. Stephenson, who has charge of the
Christmas charity work, today.
The baskets are furnished by in
dividuals, not by the Columbia Char
ity OrganizaUon Society. They will
be delivered the day before Christ
"In distributing the baskets," con
tinued Mrs. Stephenson, "we give old
people and families with children the
preference. Each basket Is supposed
to contain materials for a regular
Christmas dinner, with some little
treat for each child in the family.
Even If It Is only a pair of stockings
for the small boy or girl. It Is a gift
from Santa Claus to the child, and
brings happiness."
Men Get Advice in Filling Oat Ques
Boone County lawyers are explain
ing the draft questionnaires to a long
line of applicants at the Courthouse
today. By special agreement the
members of the Boone County bar are
giving a part of their time to aid the
drafted men in filling out the list of
questions asked. The questionnaires
are being sent out at the rate of 5
per cent a day. Lawyers will be on
the second floor of the Courthouse un
til all of the papers have been sent
Dr. Wilbur to Speak at Assembly.
Dr. R. L. Wilbur, president of Le
land Stanford University and a per
sonal representative of Herbert Hoov
er, United States food administrator,
will speak on "What Is the Main Issue
In Winning the War?" at a University
Assembly In the Auditorium at 10
o'clock Friday morning.
T. M. C. A. War Contributions Due.
Those who promised subscriptions
to the Y. M. C. A. War Fund are
urged to pay the amount before
Christmas, either at the Y. M. C. A.
Building or the Exchange NaUonal
Bank. Checks should be made pay
able to W. E. Smith.
1918 State Fair to Be August 10-17.
By Associated Press
SEDALIA, Dec. 19. The Missouri
State Fair next year will be held Au
gust 10 to 17, earlier than ever be-
fQre. h is announced by G. W. Arnold,
president, and E.-G. Bylander, secre-
tary of the association.
Basketball Game at 7:15 O'clock.
The Henry Kendall College-Mls-
ac-isouri basketball game will be called
at 7:15 o'clock Thursday night in-
stead of 7:30. as stated in the Even-
'lng MIssourian last night
Manufacturers Tell Senate
Military Committee of
War Department's Failure
to Place Contracts Early
Causes Loss.
By Associate Press
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. SeTeral
months' delay In supplying rifles,
private ordnance manufacturers told
the Senate Military Committee today,
resulted from the War Department's
decision to .modify the Enfield type.
Factory machinery changes, the com
mittee was told, reduced the produc
tion ot Enfield rifles for England and
production will not return to maxi
mum until next May.
"The contract with the War De
partment to produce modified Enfield
rifles was not completed anUl last
July," Henry a Kimball, president ot
the Remington Company, declared.
"It was October," he said, "before
machinery changes could be complet
ed to begin output"
"The new modified rifles and also
American ammunition." Vice-Presi
dent Tyler of the same concern testi
fied, "are regarded superior to the
British type. After war was declared
In April," he said, "the War Censot-
ment began negotiations with them
to devote their factories, then engaged
on British contracts for 400,000 En
field rifles, to making the modified
American type."
How private manufacturers anUci-
pated Government needs and in addi
tion spent millions in preparation
without orders, or when only verbal
arrangements had been suggested,
was told by Lewis E. Stoddard, vice
president ot the Martin Corporation.
"In February," Stoddard said, "on
verbal orders from Rear Admiral
Earle, work on 5,000 machine guns
'was begun." Ha went to Colonel
Rice at the Army Ordnance Sanaa,
he said, and offered to begin work on
guns tor' the army la aatletsoMea of
war. " -We' are not laterted wa
Colonel Rice's reply," Mr. .Stoddard
said. "It the War Department, whata
asked for orders last February, -had
given them," Stoddard added,, "by to
day 40,000 Colt machine guns could
have been delivered. The Ordnance
Bureau simply would not give any
orders," he said.
Merchants Will Aid Savings Cam.
palga Here.
The committee appointed by Colum
bia merchants to see how many of
the local merchants would place on
sale the Thrift Stamps and the Wax
Savings Certificates received twenty
applications this morning from those
who wanted agencies for the stamps.
Centralla's campaign manager, M. S.
Bush, has been appointed by J. P.
McBaine. He will have on bis cam
paign committee Messrs. Hale, Ed
wards, setUe and Price. R. E. Price
wrote to j. p. McBaine that various
committees had been appointed and
that Central la would try to do her
Rocheport reports through J. W.
Hill that many of the stamps are be
ing sold at the banks. A campaign
manager has not been appointed there
Editor of PI Beta Phi ArreirFoni
Increased Attendance a West
While fraternities are closing their
dining rooms and suffering depres
sion, the sororities in at least twelve
western colleges are enjoying unusual
prosperity, Mrs. F. A. Rugg, editor of
the Arrow, a magazine published by
the PI Beta Phi sorority, said today
after concluding her visit at the local
"I have been at twelve western
schools and In every one found an in
creased attendance of girls and a
better sorority outlook," she said.
Mrs. Rugg is returning to her home
in Boston, by way of St. Louis.
1917 Has Record for Telegram at
Local Office Give Unrest as Caste.
More telegrams have been sent out
ot Columbia this year than ever be
fore since the office ot the Western
Union was opened, J. E. Riley, com
mercial representative, said today fol
lowing his InspecUon here. The in
crease In messages is attributed to
the exciting conditions under which
people are living, and is general
everywhere, but particularly in Co
lumbia, he believes.
"In addition to wiring home for
money, dozens of messages have been
sent by students making train ar
rangements so that relatives and
friends in the Army may bare visits
during furloughs," he said. "Amer-
leans are naturally nervous and will
not wait for a letter when they can
SaBday Seheel Festival SaUriav.
The Christmas festival of the Epis
copal Church will be held at 6 otftloek
next Saturday afternoon at the
church. There will be a Christmas
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