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Western Union Office to Close
at 10 P. M. and Drop
Errand Business.
Measures Are Adopted to
Conserve Labor as War
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.
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.
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.
Four Columbia Delegates ttl Be On
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.
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.
Boston Death Toll Mounts
72 Cases Reported Among
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.
Spanish Influenza Relieu-d Cause of
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
CAPTAIN F.H. coester
Commander of Vocational
Section of S. A. T. C. Is Ap
pointed Executive Officer.
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."
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.
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
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.
A Mt -i
-nruuerv concentration at
St. Mihiel Completed,
Says Writer.
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.
(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.
(United I'ress Staff Correspondent)
FRONT. Sept. 24. Aside from artillery
bombardment of important German
centers with counter shelling of Amer
ican positions the Woevre front is
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
War Department Announces
mas Delivery Plan.
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
All packages must be mailed before
November 15.
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.
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."
"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.
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
Acre and Haifa, on Mediter
ranean Coast, Given Up by
Turkish Forces, Which
Are Harassed In Retreat.
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Congress Thinks It Unwise to Add to
Uncle Sam's Tasks Xow.
(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.

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