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THE EVENING. MISSOURIAN U -wrg- J 4 I' i R H M ELEVENTH YEAR CITY'S WIRE SERVICE CUT BYJEW ORDERS Western Union Office to Close at 10 P. M. and Drop Errand Business. IS ON CASH BASIS Measures Are Adopted to Conserve Labor as War Measure. As a war measure the Columbia of fice of the Western Union Telegraph Co. has been ordered to close at 10 in the cvening'instead of midnight, to suspend all errand service, to aban don all delivery of packages for mer chants and to suspend for the dura tion of the war the privilege. of charg ing messages. Manager C. A. Raum of the Co lumbia olfice says these measures are all for the purposes of conserving man power. The employment of an opera tor for two hours overtime each night was necessary under the old plan. With the increased amount of gov ernment business it is impossible, says Mr. Itaum, to obtain enough messen gers to continue the old messenger service. From now on there will be no "pick-up" service of out-g'jlng tele grams in Columbia except at desig nated times and stations probably every thirty minutes or every hour at these places: Academic Hall, Agricul tural Building, training detachment headquarters, and the two hotels. The Columbia office is especially hard-worked on account of the in creased business from the State Food Administration, State Council of De fense headquarters, and the agricul tural extension department here. Nnight letters will be sent as usual, for the present at least, except that they must be filed before 10 o'clock In the evening. THREE 31. U. 31 EX C03I311SSIOXED K. K. Tindall, Harold Ramsey and A. J. McGowau Are Lieutenants. R. K. Tindal, "14, writes to the Even ing Missourian of three University men commissioned second lieutenants from a class of 647 the first to be commissioned from the Central Ma chine Gun Training School at Camp Hancock, Ga. These men are: Harold Ramsey of Marjville, a former academic student; A J. McGowan of Columbia a former student of Journalism, and Mr. Tin dall. After Mr. Tindall's graduation he worked on the Sentinel Post of Shen nandoah, la. His home is at Fayette. "All the graduate of the Machine Gun School have been assigned to Camp Hancock, which is the machine gun center of the United States Army. "Fred W. Shoop, another former student in journalism, has been recom mended for a commission as second lieutenant in the ordnance department and has been in training here," writes Mr. Tindall. ELLA V. D0BBS IX WAR WORK Is .Named Chairman of Patriotic Edu cation Under Defense Council. Dr. EllaV. Dobbs has been appointed chairman of patriotic education to suc ceed Miss Louise Nardin. This work is under the direction of the woman's committee of the Missouri Council of Defense, and is to promote intelligent discussion of the war. Community councils in each school district, with the school as the center, have been organized for this purpose. She has also been appointed by the Junior Red Cross to readjust manual arts courses along patriotic lines in the schools in the southwest division of the Red Cross. Children will be taught to make things needed by the Red Cross out of material sanctioned by the Govern ment. They will also be taught to make toys that can be sold at bazaars. I'EKCHE CHURCH TO EXTERTAIX Four Columbia Delegates ttl Be On Program. Members of the Perche Christian Church will entertain visitiing dele gates and church workers from the Boone County Christian churches at their meeting Thursday and Friday. The Columbia delegates to have a part on the program are: A. C. Hulen who will make the reply to the Devo tional and Welcome; A. W. Taylor, who will speak on "How Uncle Sam Keeps Up the Army's Morale"; M. A. Hart, who will deliiver the Convention Sermon; and Mrs. L. D. Shobe, whose address will be entitled "Question naire." The meeting will close with a flag sen ice in which each church will pre sent its sen ice flag. Student Council to Meet Tonight. The Student Council will meet at the Missouri Union at 7:30 o'clock to night to consider whether Old Guard buttons shall be purchased and sold this year. They will also consider the publication of a "Pep" book. Ctrl Undergoes An Operation. Ola Cundiff. 10-year-old daughter of G W Cundiff of this city, was operated upon for appendicitis at the Parker Memorial Hospital late last evening. THE WEATHER lot Columbia and Vicinity: Inernulnr rluudlnes and (lightly warmer lonlibt. Hnloftilar showers and cooler by night. For Missouri-. Increasing cloudiness fol lowed by sboners Wednesday, and nest and north portions late tonight. Somen hat narmer tonight; cooler Wednesday. Weather Condition!. The low pressure nave, attended by Un settled and showery neather is this morn lug beginning Its Journey eastward across the Wains and nill reach the Mississippi nlthln another 24 hours, ltalu has been general In the Itocky Mountain region from Utah and Colorado to Canada; none as yet has fallen east of the ItocMes. Klueautumn neather still obtains In the Control I'lnlrn Central Valleys and eastward to the At lautlc The weather Is a few decrees warmer In all sections east of the Itocky Mountains but temperatures still are considerable be- ion tue seasonal average. In the far Xorth nest the neather is growing colder. In Columbia the present nejther will likely change to unsettled and shunery by or before Wednesday night. Local Data. The highest teniDeraturo In Columbia yesterday was 74; and the Ion est last night nas oz. icalnrall 0.00. Kelative humidity noon yesterday nas 44 per cent. A jear ago yesterday the highest temperature nas 7S aud the lowest was M. lUlnfall O.UU. (Summer Time) Sun rose today, OSS a. m. Sun sets, 7:01 p. m. Moon risk's U:4U p, m. INFLUENZA KILLS 100 i Boston Death Toll Mounts 72 Cases Reported Among Sailors. By United Tress. BOSTON', Sept. 24. With the death total from the epidemic of Spanish influenza mounting steadily, the schools of Boston were closed at noon today until the disease Is stamped out. There were approximately 100 deaths in the twenty-four-hour period ending today. Of these seven were among men in the first naval dis trict. Officials also reported seventy two cases among sailors. By United 1'ress. CHICAGO, Sept. 24. The Influenza epidemic in the Great Lakes Naval Station is under control, according to a statement issued today. During the last twenty-four hours 320 new cases developed as compared with 444 cases the previous twenty four hours, it is said. No official fig ures as to the number of men in the hospital were given. KIRKSY1LLE SAILOR DIES Spanish Influenza Relieu-d Cause of Death. By United Tress. EAU CLAIRE. Wis., Sept. 24. D. A. Georgahen, 26, of Kirksville, Mo., a member of the band of the Great Lakes Naval Training School, is dead at Chippawa Falls today from a mala dy""believed to be Spanish influenza. F0UR-MIXUTE 3IEX TO 3IEET Those Who Volunteer 3Iay Speak Be fore Student Body. All students of the University with any ability as speakers, whether with or without experience, are urged to attend the meeting of the Four-Minute Men at 7:30 o'clock tonight in Room A of the Y. M. C. A. Building. Each student who volunteers in this work will be given the opportunity of speak ing before the student body on the topic furnished all Four-Minute speakers by the Government. As this course will include the for mer advanced public speaking course, it is probable that some credit will be given for the work. The real worth of this undertaking vas demonstrated last.year when two of the men enrolled in a similar group spoke on the subject of the Liberty Loan. They spoke to an audience of sixteen people and from these sixteen was received the subscription for $1,- 600 worth of Liiberty Bonds. COUXCIL OF DEFENSE TO MEET Saunders' Controversy to Be Consider- ed Xext Thursday. Dean F. B. Mirmford, chairman of the State Council of Defense, has called a meeting of the council to be held in Sedalia next Thursday to consider the controversy that has arisen between members of the council and William F. Saunders, secretary of the board. The council Is expected to decide defi nitely on the question of Saunders' resignation. As told in the Missourian yesterday William H. Lee, treasurer of the coun cil, has refused to honor the warrants drawn by Saunders In an effort to force Saunders' resignation. Follow ing Lee's announcement of this course. Dean Mumford advised Saunders to resign but instead of taking this ad vice the secretary telegraphed to of ficers of the Natolnal Council of De fense and requested them to intercede. C. B. SEBASTIAX SERIOUSLT ILL Columbia Attorney Found Uneonsclons at Ills Home Today. C. B. Sebastian, senior member of the Sebastian and Sebastian law firm, is dangerously ill at Parker Memorial Hospital. The nature of his Illness is not definitely known, as his case has not yet been diagnosed. An operation may be necessary. Mr. Sebastian was found unconscious in bed this morning and was taken to the hospital. He had not been feeling well for several days. His son. Captain H. G. Sebastian, who is commandant at the University of Illinois. Is expected to arrive In Co lumbia tomorrow morning. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1918 CAPTAIN F.H. coester SECOND HLCI Commander of Vocational Section of S. A. T. C. Is Ap pointed Executive Officer. ASSEMBLY OCTOBER 1 v Both Sections of Corps Will Have Program On West Campus at 11 O'clock. JCaptain Frederick H. Coester. who has been in command of the vocational section of the S. A. T. C. of the Univer sity has been appointed executive of ficer of both the collegiate and voca tional sections of the unit. This means that he is second incommand to Major C. M. Gordon, commanding officer of the unit and will act as commanding officer during absences of Major Con don. Captain James A. Klnselia has been assigned to the command of the vocational section. Lieutenant Robert W. Leffier has been assigned to duty with the 'collegiate section of the unit but has not yet reported. On October 1, when the Students' Army Training Corps plan takes effect, the United States Army training de tachments in all the leading educa tional institutions in the country are to be merged with the S. A. T. C. For administrative purposes only, the corps has been divided into collegiate and vocational sections. NS distinction will be made between the soldiers ct the two sections. In response to a telegram from Colo nel R. I. Recs of theWar Department. the University of Missouri S. A. T. C unit, both the collegiate and ocatIonal sections, will assemble at 11 o'clock next Tuesday on the West Campus for a proper observance of the day. All members of the unit, thether they are uniformed and formally Inducted Into the S. A. T. C. or not, will pass In re-J view and take part in the program. Every S. A. T. C. unit In the United States will carry out a prograrp'at the samo time, 11 o'clock central time, on that day, in response to the following telegram from Colonel Rees: "It is most fitting that this day. which will be remembered in American history, should be observed In a man ner appropriate to its significance and to the important aims and purposes of the Students' Army Training Corps. Each commanding officer of a unit of the S. A T. C, will, therefore, with the co-operation of the president and fac ulty of the institution where his com mand is stationed, 'arrange for a prop er observance of this day." POSTERS TO AID IX CAMPAIttX Those On Dhplaj Here Designed By American ArtlsN. The ten new posters designed by American artists to urge the buying of Fourth Liberty Loan bonds will be found on every wall and window in Columbia after the campaign opens Saturday September 28. The ten were selected from a great number of de signs contributed to the Treasury De partment through the division of pic torial publicity, of which Charles Dana Gibson is chairman. They were re garded as giving the most powerful presentations of ideas that are behind America's cause. The posters will be In Columbia be fore September 2S and every one in Columbia is urggd to procure some of theseand make a prominent dis play of tnera. All business men are requested to use them in their dis play windows. These posters may be obtained from H. H. Banks, county chairman for the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign. The posters will be kept in public places until the Liberty Loan Campaign is over. DRAFT KEEPS LAWYERS BUSY Registrants Seek Their Assistance at the Courthouse. The task of filling out questionnaires for the registrants of September 12 has kept the lawyers of the county busy at the Courthouse this week. The Columbia lawyers agreed to do all of this work at the Courthouse and this necessitates the closing of their offices. No charge is made by the lawyers. Circuit court will convene on the first Monday In October but after a few cases the court will take a recess for a month so that the work of fill ing out the questionnaires with the aid of the lawyers will not be serious ly interrupted. According to George S. Starrett the numbsr of question naires that a person can help fill out is about twelve a day but this number will vary owing to the fact that it takes much longer to fill out those for persons who claim exemption on agricultural grounds. E. II. Hughes (Jets Commission. Word has been received from E. H. Hughes that he has received the com mission of second lieutenant and will be stationed at Ohio University at Co lumbus as an Instructor in the S. A. T. C Mr. Hughes was formerly as sistant to Dean F. B. Mumford and di rector of the Short Course or the Col lege of Agriculture. Missouri Union Board to Meet. The board of directors of the Mis souri Union will meet at the Unlo.i Building Friday to elect a manager. HAND GERMANY EXPECTS NEW U. S. ATTACKS A Mt -i -nruuerv concentration at St. Mihiel Completed, Says Writer. 200 TEUTONS TAKEN Hindenburg Fails in Attempt to Recapture Ground From British. By United I'ress. COPENHAGEN, Sept. 24. The Americans have completed their artil lery concentration on the St. Mihiel front and new attacks may be expected declared General Ardccne, writing in the Berlin Tageblatt, Ardeene also states that the Germans will abandon St. Quentfh shortly. Teutons Lose200 Prisoners. BY LOWELL MELLETT (United I'ress Staff Correspondent) BRITISH FRONT, Sept. 24. The Germans, attemntine to retake two positions east of Epehy today, lost 200 prisoners and twenty-one machine guns, beside leaving 100 dead within the British front lines. Further north five fresh German di visions, including one of Alpine troops. have arrived since Saturday. Two of the divisions are entirely fresh. Captured enemy documents show that the ground taken by the British recently was intended as an essential part of the .Hindenburg defense sys tem, which their troops were ordered to hold regardless of all cost. German Attack Repulsed. By United I'ress. LONDON. Sept. 24. Repulse of an enemy attack, on a new position south east or Garrelie late last night was re ported by Field Marshal Haig today. British troops improved their posi tion north of--Moeuvres by a success ful operation and regained a portion of the old British lines southeast of Vor meezeele in Flanders. .Hostile raiding parties have been driven out west or Bellenglise and also near Ncuve-Chapelie. French Artillery Active. By United Preit. PARIS, Sept. 24.-Vrtillery fighting in the St. Quentin sector and between the Ailette and Aisne was reported by the French war office today. "In the region of Berthis and near Butte-du-Mesnil our two surprise at tacks resulted in forty prisoners," the statement added. Americans Take Prisoners. BY FRED S. FERGUSON (United I'ress Staff Correspondent) AMERICANS ON THE METZ FRONT. Sept. 24. Aside from artillery bombardment of important German centers with counter shelling of Amer ican positions the Woevre front is quiet. An American raid on the left center yesterday netted some prisoners. The enemy laid down a barrage but their infankry failed to come up. Scarcely an airplane or balloon was seen in the sky all day yesterday, the rain stopping aerial activity. The en tire front is largely mud-locked. STATEMEXT BY S. W. HAYXE Xo Definite Action on Union Services Sunday Xlghts, He Sajs. The following statement In regard to the holding of Union Services Sunday evenings was issued by the Rev. Stan ley W. Hayne pastor of the Broadway Methodist Church, this morning: "Concerning the matter of Union Services Sunday evenings, it was con sidered by the Ministerial Alliance at a meeting at which four of the church es. Christian, Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist, were represented by their pastors. At this meeting It was decided to hold in abeyance any defi nite action until a later date and If at a later date conditions seemed to de mand it, and any good endmight be furthered thereby. It was agreed by the alliance to hold Union Services on Sun day evenings." XEW BREAD MAKIXG RULES Food Administration Sets Maximum Price of 10 Cents for Pound Loaves. A telegram has been received from Herbert Hoover by the Missouri Food Administration stating regulations for bakers in the making of bread. The baking division of the Food Adminis tratlon investigation of the manufac turing cost and and wholesale and re tail prices of bread warrant establish ing maximum retail prices for on-i pound loaves of bread at 10 cents and for one and a half pouai I'aves at 15 cents. These are maximum prices for either cash and carry or credit and delivery stores. On Hlghwnvs Transport Commltiec. A. C. McKibbin, who resigned re cently as secretary of the State High way Commission but who retains his membership on that board, says that he will devote practically all his time to the development of the Highways Transport Committee of the Missouri Council of Defense, and the Capital Highways Association which is work ing for the improvement of a system of roads radiating from the state cap ital. Offices for the organization have been opened in Jefferson City. BAX OX THE XATIOX WITHDRAWN Government Permits Ylllard's PullI cation to Be Distributed. Oswald Garrison Villard, owner and editor of the Nation, announced Wed nesday that the ban placecl by the Post OIHce authorities on the Sep tember 14 issue of his weekly has been removed and the entire edition de clared mailable. He said that the Gov ernment's final decision not only did justice to the Nation, but also justified a free press in criticising the policies of the Government. "There has not been the slightest changes of any kind made." said Mr. Villard. "The issue is being ntrlod today in the same mail bags In which It was sent to tie Post Office last week." The article objected to criticised the policy of the Government in send ing the Gompers Labor Mission to Eu rope. A dispatch from Washington on Sep tember 19 said: Rescinding the or der of Postmaster Patton of New York, barring the Nation from the mails, was officially confirmed today. OXE PACKAGE TO A SOLDIER War Department Announces mas Delivery Plan. Christ- Christmas packages for the two and a half million or more American sol diers who will be In France during the holidays this year will be delivered un der an arrangement with the Red Cross announced Saturday by the War De partment. In order to control the flood of gifts that otherwise would make the handling of them impracticable, the de partment has decided that only one parcel will be accepted for each man. General Pershing is forwarding cou pons bearing the name and adddress of each member of the expeditionary force to be distributed to the next of kin. These coupons must be attached to standard containers, nine by four by three inches In size, which will be pro vided by local Red Cross chapters upon application. All packages must be mailed before November 15. ODD FELLOWS TO MEET HERE Association Has Membership of S00 In Boone County. The annual meeting of the Boone County Odd Fellows Association will be held in the Odd Fellows Hall in Columbia tomorrow afternoon ana night. The business meeting will convene at 1:30 o'clock in the after noon and at 2:30 o'clock a program, open to the public, will be rendered. The Hinton initiatory degree, staff will confer the initiatory degree at 7 o'clock tomorrow night. Following this ceremony the first degree will be conferred by the Columbia first de gree staff. The association has a membership of more than S00 In this county. The officers are: President, J. E. Bedford. Columbia: vice-president, T. F. Din kle, Woodlandville; and secretary, Dr. J. E. Jordan, Ashland. WAXTS STEXOGRAPHERS XAMES, Civil Service Asks for List of Women Wishing Government Work. The United " States Civil Service Commission has sent a notice to R. H. Gray, acting postmaster, requesting that he collect the names of women who wish to enter Government work as stenographers and typewriters. The notice says: "For more than a year the Government has'been unable to secure enough stenographers and typewriters to do the extra work in connection with the war. At the pres ent time thousands of vacancies ex ist in Washington, D. C, and many vacancies for such positions exist In fields, outside of Washington. All stenographers, except those now em ployed by the Government, who desire Government work, should send their names and street addresses to the postmaster at once." CHEESE TASTES LIKE MEAT "Camouflaged''- Dairy Dishes Produced In Research Laboratory. After quite a few years of experi menting, the University research lab oratory has worked the wonder of producing many new "camouflaged" dairy dishes, notable among them be ing cheese variations. In a display at the Southwest Jersey Cattle Show last week, was cheese, treated to smell, look, and taste like meat. Some resembles sausage, some of it looks like bread. It is to be used accorl'ng to a number of pleasing recipes in making sauces, salads and puddings. Research, It was claimed by experts, has proved that cheese is a better food than'meat from the standpoint of more energy and food value for less money. BIG RED CROSS SHIPMEXT 1,112 Pairs of Socks In the Box That Left Today. The local Red Cross chapter made a shipment today of 1,112 pairs of socks, 4S7 sweaters. 34 scarfs, wrist lets, helmets and trench cap3 and a box of surgical dressings. There is an urgent need of workers in the surgical dressing department, according to Mrs. Walter Miller, who is in charge of the work. To Announce By United I'res. Amount of Bonds. new YORK. Sept 24. The amount of the Fouith Liberty Lsan and the terms will be announced here tonight by Secretary SIcAdoo. I NUMBER 20 T IN PALESTINE; ALSO IN Acre and Haifa, on Mediter ranean Coast, Given Up by Turkish Forces, Which Are Harassed In Retreat. ITALIAN TROOPS GAIN IN VARDAR Serbians Alone Take 12,000 Prisoners and Large Stores, Including Several Trains Enemy Burns Villages. By United Tress. LONDON, Sept. 24. British forces have occupied the important seaport of Acre in Palestine, it was announced today. In addition, British cavalry occupied Haifa, an important seaport and rail way town ten miles south of Acre, following a slight operation. The number of prisoners has increased a.id the total will exceed the 23,000 already mentioned. Arabian forces have occupied Mann and are harrassing bodies of the ene my retreaUng north toward the Aman along the Hedjez railway. (Acre is on the Mediterranean coast, 22 miles northeast of Nazareth. It is a terminal of the railroad run ning from Dera to the coast. The population is 10.000.) lly United I'ress. LONDON, Sept. 24. British troops have captured the Important town of Doiran on the south snore of Lake Doiran in Macedonia, according to dispatches received heje today. The Serbian communique of Sun day, also received here today, char acterizes the Allied offensive in Mace donia as continuing successfully. "We continue to cross the Vardar, where we aro.in contact with the ene my toward Prilep," the communique said. "The Serbian troops have reached several points on the road from Grad sko to Prilep." "The enemy continue to burn vil lages and stores. In spite of this great quantities of material fell into our bands. On the railroad in the Vardar plains we captured se.-tral trains." Uy United I'ress. LONDON, Sept. 24. Italian troops operating on the left bank of the Brit ish and the Greeks in the Vardar val ley have advanced ten miles since yesterday, according to reports from Saloniki. The Serbians alone have taken 12,000 prisoners and 140 guns already, it is reported. To Follow Up Victories. By United I'ress. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. Having annihilated two of the three Turkish divisions in Palestine. General Alien by is preparing to attack the fourth to make his already sensational career In Palestine complete, according to in formation received here. Facing an original enemy force of 100,000 men General Allenby with smaller contingents of British troops, assisted by Arabs and Indian units, has started cutting off communication of the last remaining Turkish army which had been influential in the cap' turing of Hedja railway. The railway has Men cut both above and below Dera. Pushing Toward Struranltza. By United I'ress. LONDON, Sept, 24. Allied cavalry Is heading toward Strumnitza, the im portant Bulgarian city twenty miles north of Doiran and 10 miles within the Bulgarian border, according to dispatches received from the Saloniki front today. v U. S. WILL XOT COXTROL MEAT Congress Thinks It Unwise to Add to Uncle Sam's Tasks Xow. BY L. C. MARTIN (United I'ress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. In seek ing a way to relieve the American peo ple from the high cost of living. Con gress has practically abandoned the idea of putting the meat packlnz busi ness under Government control while the war lasts. Many congressional students agree that to add this enterprise to the mul titude of huge new tasks Uncle Sam has undertaken since the war begun, might be to defeat theory purpose which they have in mind. While they have somewhat reluctant ly accepted this view, they have not and will not relinquish their adher ence to the principles of Government control of stockyards and packing houses as a necessary part of the per manent solution of the high cost of fivlng problem. Poole Has Reached HelsWfors. By United Tress. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. Counsel General Poole of Moscow has reached Hclsingfors and will be in Stockholm tomorrow, the State Department was advised today. BRITISH TIE OR i 1