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The Evening Missourian. [volume] (Columbia, Mo.) 1917-1920, April 05, 1918, Image 1

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Three Blinks to Call Colum
bians Attention to
Bond Issue
Like Plan Will Be Used
Throughout State Offer
a Prayer
When the lights wink three times
Sunday night and then remain out for
three minutes do not be alarmed
There will he no occasion for tele
phoning to the water and light plant
to find out what Is the matter The
city lights have been drafted by
Mayor James E Boggs at the request
of the Boone Countv Liberty Loan Or
ganization and they will be doing
their bit to remind Columbia that for
the third time the Government Is float
ing a bond issue for the benefit of our
fighting forces
In cities and towns all over the Mis
sissippi Valley the lights will flash
three times at 829 oclock Sunday
night and a three minute period of
darkness will follow
In that period this whole section
of the country will be joined in solemn
communion for the success of Ameri
cas great enterprise on behalf of de
mocracy Columbians will thus be
united In spirit not only among them
selves but with their fellow Americans
in several states The idea of the
moments of silence originated with
the headquarters of the Liberty Loan
Organization in St Louis and will be
carried out in a uniform manner
throughout this district It is hoped
by the Boone County Committee that
Columbians will enter into the spirit
of the movement In a reverent spirit
of patriotism
The time was fixed so that it would
fall within the period of the evening
church services While the congrega
tions sit in darkness the ministers In
various Columbia churches Catholic
and Protestant white and colored
will pronounce a prayer appropriate
to the occasion Those who do not
attend services on Sunday evening
are requested to repeat a prayer In
their family circles
Tror A W Taylor of the Bible Col
lege as a committee of one appointed
by the Liberty Loan Organization
asked the Columbia ministers to join
in the observance He reports that
all will do so Professor Taylor him
self Is heartily In favor of the idea
as a means of further strengthening
xhe spiritual bond uniting the Amer
ican people In this crisis
In the cities the prayer will not
only be pronounced from pulpits but
during the period of darkness will be
spoken from the stage in moving pic
ture shows and theaters
It has been announced from St Lou
is that a prayer composed by some
eminent preacher for this occasion
will be given out to the newspapers
In time for all to memorize It
before Sunday night If this prayer
is received in Columbia In time
jt will be published in all the news
papers and Columbians will be
asked to use it in the homes and
churches If no special prayer Is
printed the ministers will pronounce
any appropriate invocation and per
sons in the homes will be asked to
spend the three minutes of darkness
in similar devotion
Big Crowd Expected Here
Tomorrow At Patriotic
Word received by the Boone County
Liberty Loan Organization today In
dicates that If the weather Is favora
ble there will be a large crowd of vis
itors from the county here tomorrow
for the patriotic celebration on Broad
way arranged to mark the first an
niversary of the entrance of the Unit
ed States into the war and the open
ing of the Liberty Loan drive
In addition to the features already
announced a stunt for the parade
which will leave the University Cam
pus at 130 oclock will be contribut
ed by the students of the College of
Agriculture This was decided at a
meeting of the Agricultural Club last
Joseph Somervllle committee on
noise Is arranging to have the
whistles and bells of the town get
Into action at 145 and continue an of
fensive for three minutes
Merchants already are responding
to the call of N T Gentry commit
tee on decorations to show their col
ors Several store windows were dec
orated with flags and Lfberty Loan
posters this afternoon It Is hoped
that a flag will bo flown from every
business house and residence in the
Speaking on Broadway following a
brief military ceremony will begin
shortly after oclock
Canadian Cartoonist to Talk Tonight
John W Bengough Canadian car
toonist and Single Tax lecturer will
talk at S oclock tonight in the T M
C A Auditorium The lecture will be
one of Mr Bengoughs humorous
economic chalk talks
Columbia Jefferson City Sedalta
Fulton to Compete for Cup
The annual meeting of the Univer
sity Golf Club was held last night at
Rothwell Gymnasium C B Rollins
was re elected president Dr W G
Manly was elected secretary and
treasurer and Doctor Manly Or
vllle Barnett and Joseph Somervllle
were named as a committee to com
plete plans for the tournament be
tween Columbia Jefferson City Se
dalla and Fulton A complete organi
zation of faculty members students
and townspeople was effected
The trl city tournament which was
held last year will be enlarged to ad
mit Fulton this year It is planned to
hold a series of tournaments in May
and June one in each of the four
towns so that students may partici
The rule that all persons who wish
to play on the golf links and are not
enrolled in physical educaton classes
must pay a membership fee of 5 has
been amended so that those who are
enrolled In physical education class
es and who have paid their fee will
be permitted to play after paying a
small additional fee Dr W E Mean
well Prof C C Taylor and Doctor
Manly were appointed at the sugges
ton of President A Ross Hill on the
rules and regulations committee to
decide such matters
Annual Track Contest Will
Be Held in Columbia
On Mav 25
The annual Missouri Valley track
meet will be held at Columbia May
25 instead of Ames la because of the
letting out of Ames students that
they might work on the farm which
would thus make it impractical for
the Iowa school to hold the classic it
has been announced at Rothwell Gym
For two weeks the athletic directors
of the valley schools have been in
communication on the subject and it
was decided to give the meet to the
Missouri school which had made the
request that it be brought hero but
had made no strong effort for it
Other Valley schools made no bid
for the meet because of the uncertain
ty of the financial end When the
meet was held In Columbia two years
ago it barely broke even and It was
decided that the Tiger school was best
equipped to handle the meet When
the meet was held at Francis Field
Washington University St Louis it
lost money
Uringlng the meet to Columbia
should give Tiger athletes the advan
tage Missouri has won the meet for
the last three years
Columbia Theater to Aid In Raising
Fund for Byron Evans
Due to the fact that personal con
tributions to the fund being raised to
secure artificial limbs for Byron
Evans a Columbia boy whose feet
were frozen and amputated have not
been adequate R H Hall manager
of the Columbia Theater has express
ed his willingness to aid by giving half
the proceeds of all tickets sold less
one cent war tax for the matinee
Wednesday and Thursday April 10
and 11
The object of the benefit fund is to
make it possible for all who are In
terested In the work to aid In in
creasing the fund The Rev M A
Hart Is In charge of the campaign
Tryonts for The Countess Catlileen
to Be Held April 11
Tryouts for The Countess Cath
leen by William Butler Yeats to be
given under the auspices of the U D
C will be held from 4 to 6 oclock
Thursday afternoon April 11 In the
University Auditorium All Uni
versity students are eligible to try
out Dr F M Tisdel Prof R M
Dewey and Tudor Lanius will be the
The play is symbolic of Ireland It
has been declared by foremost Eng
lish scholars to be the first true
poetical play since the Elizabethan
Columbia School Board Elected Offi
cers Today
F W Niedermeyer who took the
oath of office as a member of the
school board at a meeting which was
held at the High School today was
elected president of the board Dr
J E Thornton was elected vice-president
S F Conley was out of town
and was not able to take the oath of
office as member of the board today
The board tendered fees per diem
to two men from St Louis who will
appear as witnesses In the case of D
F Edwards and Co against the Co
lumbia School district which will come
up Wednesday
C C Hamilton Goes to Dallas County
C C Hamilton who is co operating
with the Agricultural Extension Serv
ice In orchard demonstration work
returned Thursday from a two weeks
trip within the state Mr Hamilton
left yesterday for Dallas County for
orchard demonstraUon work with the
county superintendent of that county
Country Will Be Asked tq
Subscribe 100000000 to
Relief Society
E W Stephens Says Local
Chapter Needs Money
to Pay Debts
A national Red Cross drive to raise
100000000 will be carried on May 20
to 27 Boone County will be asked to
subscribe 24525 part of which will
be reserved to carry on work In the
county and the remainder will be
sent to the national organization for
use elsewhere
In order to go ahead with the work
here said E W Stephens president
or the Boone County Red Cross to
day The Columbia Red Cro3s chap
ter has been compelled to go In debt
to some extent believing that when
the campaign Is made In May the peo
ple will Tespond sufficiently to pay
this debt as well as to provide liberal
ly for the future
We cant afford to have the work
step Our soldiers arc now In the
trenches and on the battlefield The
appeal is more direct than ever before
If we cannot go and fight we must do
our utmost to make those who are
fighting for us as comfortable as pos
sible I want the people of this
county to be getting ready for the
May subscription
The organization in Columbia is in
correlation and co operation with a
large number of auxiliary circles all
over the county and the work Is being
carried on with ardor and faithful
Three Blocks Burned in Kan
sas City Wholesale Dis
trict Last Night
By Associated Tress
KANSAS CITY April 5 Blackened
smoking skeletons of what had been
huge buildings were all that remain
ed tcday of three blocks in the heart
pf the Kansas City wholesale dltsrict
They were wrecked by fire last night
which destroyed eighteen business
structures and damaged a number of
The flames started first in a whole
sale furniture store but soon reached
serious proportions
Officials of an underwriters asso
ciation said that it was Impossible to
obtain more than a rough estimate of
the loss which they placed at from
3000000 to 5000000
That the fire was of incendiary
origin was the theory today of James
E Marvin assistant fire chief The
fire burned against the wind he said
and almost as soon as It started
other fires broke out In adjacent
Columbia Boy Will Instruct Fliers at
Rantoul 111
Lieutenant Russell M Bandy Jr
who has been In Columbia since Sun
day visiting his parents Mr and Mrs
R M Bandy received orders to re
port to Chanute Field Rantoul 111 He
iUl leave tonight
Lieutenant Bandy has been flying
since December at Gerstner Field
Lake Charles La He has been in
service since August and is an offi
cer In the signal reserve corps avia
tion section His work at the new
station will be to instruct beginners
in flying Five or six men are given
to each instructor to be thoroughly
trained for efficient air service
Lieutenant Bandy was graduated
from the School of Journalism of the
University in 1915 He hopes that on
his next visit to Columbia he will have
orders for oversea service
Pupils nnd Teachers of Grant School
Sell Paper and Scrap Iron
The pupils of the Grant SchooJ have
succeeded in raising 50 which enables
them to become a member of the
school auxiliary of the American Red
This amount Is equivalent to 25
cents per pupil The children and
teachers succeeded in raising a large
part of the amount from the sale of
paper and scrap Iron
Frisco Train Goes Through a Bridge
In Oklahoma
By Associated Tress
Frisco passenger train plunged
through a bridge between Goodland
and Hammond Okla today Injuring
between twenty flve and thirty per
Brazilian Students Still Here
Jose Coelho and Thomas Coelho Jr
former students in the University
were called to their home In Brazil
two months ago but they have not yet
received word from the Brazilian
minister at Washington notifying
them to leave They are still In Co
1 I - - - - - - anftiiwniiihfiy if
tjHJ frfflS
Robert Prager of Collinsville
Had Been Rescued by Po
lice Day Before
Dragged From Hiding Place
in City Hall and Taken
Into Country
By Associated Tress
COLLINSVILLE 111 April 5 Robert
P Prager 45 years old and German
born after twice escaping from mob
violence was hanged shortly arter
midnight by a mob who declared he
had made disloyal utterances He
was dragged from the basement of
the City Hall where he was In hid
ing escorted through the city bare
footed to a point about one mile west
of the city where his body was found
Prager was a coal miner and yes
terday he addressed a meeting of
miners In Maryville on socialism The
police rescued him from the mob and
placed him in the basement of the
city hall for protection Later the mob
gathered The small group of police
and deputies was overpowered and
Prager was found in the basement
Government May Denounce Lynching
iiy associated lress
WASHINGTON April 5 Attorney-
Ueneral Gregory took to the cabinet
meeting today a report of the lynching
of a German at Collinsville HI The
Government is expected to denounce
the mobs lawless action and to ex
press the hope that there will be no
repetition of the act
Communities Exceeding Loan Quota
Will Receive Emblems
Will Columbia receive an honor
To every city town and village that
exceeds its quota in the Third Liberty
Loan campaign Secretary McAdoo will
award an official flag designed for the
The flag will be 3C inches wide and
54 inches long with a red border and
a white center Across the white field
will run three vertical blue stTipes
indicative of the Third Liberty Loan
A star for the flag will be awarded if
a community doubles its assigned
State and national honor flags also
will be raised after the close of the
campaign The names of units small
er than a state which win the right to
fly the honor flag will be inscribed on
the state flag of honor which will be
unfurled at each state capital Rec
ords of State sales will be recorded on
the national honor flag which will be
unfurled In Washington
Stephens College Students to Move
Into Building Next Week
The new 60000 Stephens College
dormitory will be completed next
week Work was begun on the build
ing last August During the winter
owing to lack of room the school au
thorities found it necessary to rent
nine private dwellings to house part
of their students These students will
move Into their new quarters Satur
day April 13
The dormitory is of brick and has
thirty four room suites at each end
of the first floor for the teachers The
interior finishing is modeled after the
new Hotel Statler In St Louis the
walls being tinted in French gray and
the woodwork in dark oak The rooms
have running hot and cold water and
front either east or west
The formal dedication of the build
ing will be made a part of the com
mencement exercises which will take
place the first week In June
Campaign In May for New Members
Officers Elected
A meeting of all the suffragists in
Boone County will be held the first
week In May It was decided at yes
terdays meeting of the Columbia Equal
Suffrage League Both men and wom
en will attend It will be part of the
campaign to Increase membership in
the league before the state conven
tion to be held in Macon later in me
month Eighteen new names have
been added to the leagues roll since
its last meeting Mrs W E Harshe
and Mrs J J Phillips were appointed
delegates to the convention
Officers for the year were elected
as follows President Mrs J E
Wrench vice president Mrs J R
Thomas treasurer Mrs Rose Vena
ble and secretary Mrs C P Algeo
It was also decided to appoint a
mens advisory committee in the
county N
Every State Has Day for Planting and
Preserving Trees -This
is Arbor Day in Missouri
Every state sets aside a certain day
for tree planting striving to encourage
the preservation of trees The date
Is not uniform being observed in
some states as designated by the
governor No exercises were held in
observation of the holiday in Co
For Columbia and Vicinity Rain to
night and probably Saturday Warmer to
nlckt modrrata temperature Saturday
For Missouri Trobably rain tonight
and Sjturday Warmer tonight
Shippers Forecast Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tempera
ture uuriiis me next so Hours win be
nuove freezing In all directions
Weather Conditions
A low pressure nave corers all of the
ejMern slope or the Itocky ilountalns and
uas resulted in warmer nnd unsettled
nejiner it nas two centers one In Best-
em Texas and the other In Alberta The
latter H giving cloudy windy neat her
nui me lonuer me one in lexas is start
ing out to be a rain producer good rains
already have fallen In northern Texas and
ULIahuma and the rain area Is traveling
iioniy east anu north
The cool wate Is on the way to the At
lantic and covers most of the territory
north of the Ohio South of the Ohio the
weather Is more or less unsettled with
bnouers along the coast
There Is no unusually cold weather any
w here
The western low pressure will travel
eastward during the next 30 hours and
will likely give rain In Missouri with ris
ing temperature
Thecal Data
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday was S3 and the lowest last
night was 33 Rainfall 0 00 Uelatlve hu
midity noon yesterday was 3G per cent
A year ago yesterday the highest tempera
ture was 59 and the lowest wis 33 Kaln
fall OOO
Summer Time Sun rose today 047 a
m Sun sets 730 p m Moon rises 34
a m
The Temperatures Today
s a m
9 a lu
10 a m
34 11 a ra 43
12 noon
1 p m
2 p m
War Savings Sales in Boone
County Were 34057250
on April 1
The total receipts from the sale of
War Savings Certificates in Boone
County up to April 1 are 34057250
This is more than 53 per cent of the
countys entire quota of 638000 The
sales during March amounted to 103-
52850 almost twice as much as Boone
County needs to sell each month of
this year in order to complete her
Judging from reports recently re
ceived from the office of Festus J
Wade state director of the War Sav
ings campaign the directors of the
campaign here believe that Boone
County will be the best in the state
when the report showing the standing
of the different counties is made out
All counties which have already sold
more than 45 per cent of their quota
will be considered In the top list and
Boone has done more than 6 per cent
better than this
The total receipts at Washington
April 3 were 136000000 On that
day which is the banner day up to
date the sales reached 4120932 more
than a million dollars more than has
been received on any other day
33579 Recehed During March Ed-
win Gordon Leads Carriers
The total sales of Baby Bonds and
thrift stamps for March through the
Columbia Postoffice amounted to
33579 The mall carriers making the
best records on sales for the month
were Edwin P Gordon rural car
rier No 1 410425 J R Johnson
rural carrier No 3 338925 Arnett
Jacobs rural carrier No 4 1695
M L Rummans city carrier No 2
160250 Wallace Whitaker city car
rier No 3 129225 The other car
riers also did good work in selling
war stamps
Part of the School Entertainment Pro
ceeds Will Go to lied Cross
A real minstrel show by local negro
talent side shorts and a tea garden
w ill be some of the features of the
patriotic entertainment which the Ben
ton School Mothers Club will give at
730 oclock tonight at the Benton
School building
The children of the Benton School
will give drills and folk dances and
there will be a different attration in
each room Refreshments of all kinds
will be served in the tea room and an
admission fee of five cents will be
charged at the door with a small ad
ditional fee for each of the entertain
Part of the proceeds from the en-
tertainment will be given to the Red
Vienna Reiterates Statement That
France Started Discussion
By Associated Tress
AMSTERDAM April 5 Official an
nouncement from Vienna today
reiterated the assertion of Foreign
Minister von Czernin In spite of the
denial by Premier Clemenceau that
a conversation concerning peace had
taken place between Austria and
Telegrams from Vienna state that
a confidential agent from Clemenceau
met with the councillor of the Aus
trian Legation In Switzerland Aus
tria said she would be In a position to
carry on peace negotlaUons as soon
as the French relinquished their plans
In regard to Alsace Lorraine
Tigers In the Lead 1 to 0
At the end of the fourth inning In
todays baseball game between Mis
souri and Westminster the score was
1 to 0 In favor of Missouri The bat
teries Missouri Urie and Morris
Westminster Powell and Miller
Paris 1030 f el
is-Colombia-498 p
m Todays War
Xews Today
Active Artillery Fighting in
Bucquoy and Scarpe Val
leys During Night
Teutons Unable to Reach
Railway Between Amiens
and Clermont
By Associated Tress
LONDON April 5 The British
have been pressed back for a short
distance on the front east of Amiens
to a position east of
the war office announces
The Germans concentrated their
troops early this morning near Al
bert The British artillery took them
under fire In the neighborhood of
Bucquoy and the Scarpe valley there
was active artillery fighting during
the night
The Germans hurled bodies of
troops at the British lines between
the Luce and Somme rivers making
repeated assaults For the most part
the enemy was thrown back with
Germans Fail to Reach Railroad
By Associated Tress
PARIS April 5 German forces
continued to attack during the night
says the official statement issued by
the war office Despite the support
of the German effectives the state
ment says the Germans were unable to
reach their objective which was the
rail toad from Amiens to Clermont
French regiments by their resis
tance and counter attacks main
tained the line in its entirety the war
office announces
French troops gained possession of
the greater part of Eplnette wood
north of Orvlllers Sorel AH the
German efforts to dislodge the French
were vain
The French captured St Algnan
Farm southeast of Grisvesnes and held
it against all assaults In the north
the French withdrew to a position
west of Castel They threw back the
Germans at Arriere Court Wood west
of Mailly Rameval
Fighting North of Somme
By Associated Tress
LONDON April 5 The Germans
this morning attacked the British
forces along a wide front from
Dernancourt a few miles south of Al
bert to Moyenneville north of the
Somme according to a statement
published in the Evening Standard
The Germans were repulsed with
heavy losses except at Dernancourt
where they made a slight gain
There was no attack south of the
Somme so far today the statement
Lumber Dealer Had Lived in Colum
bia Many Years
W E- Crouch 66 years old a pio
neer resident of Columbia died at the
family residence 507 South Fifth
street late this afternoon Death was
due to pleurisy
Mr Crouch was born In Troy in
1852 and came to Columbia in 1880
Since that time he has been in the
lumber business and for a time was
connected with the Columbia Hard
ware Company He is survived by a
wife four sons and one daughter
They are Dr Lemeul Crouch in
service at Camp Funston Paul in the
aviation service at Waco Tex Menta
Great Falls Mont Harvey and Pau
line of this city
No funeral arrangements have been
Few Willing to Give Use of Land
a Failure Last Summer
Columbia will not have a city gar
den this year said Mayor J E Boggs
yesterday The garden last year was
not a paying proposition It was put
in late and on account of the dry
weather didnt turn out well
Mayor Boggs says It is hard to find
land on which to plant a garden
Plenty of persons are willing to rent
land but few are willing to giva the
use of it to the city he said
The beans raised in the city garden
last year were sold to the local mer
chants and the money given to the
Conley Poor Fund Tho corn was
used to feed the horses that belong
to the city
Fifteen States Asked to Supply the
Men Mechanics Iteqnested Also
By Associated Tress
WASHINGTON April 5A call for
400 photographers registered in the
draft to mobilize at Madison Bar
racks N Y April 15 was sent oat
today to about fifteen states
The photographers are asked to vol
unteer but In case there are not
enough who do so some will be in
ducted to make up the required num
A call was also issued for 2825 reg
istrants in the draft to be given a two-
months course in automobile driving
and repair work and other mechani
cal work
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