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CITY GOAL $07,600;
Fourth Liberty Loanjto Total
Six Billion Dollars in
President Will Open Cam
paign in New York Fri
day Night.
Br United Tress.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. President
Wilson will open the ?G,000,000.000
Liberty Loan campaign In New York
Friday night, It was officially stated
Columbia must raise $407,000, and
Boone County $1,098,000 as their
shares of the greatest loan ever float
ed by the United States.
These figures were telegraphd today
to Liberty Loan workers here from
headquarters in St Louis. They are
based on the announcement of Wil
liam G. McAdoo, Secretary of. the
Treasury, that the Fourth Liberty
Loan will be lor a total of $6,000,000,
000 double the size of the nation's
largest previous loan.
Quotas for other places in Boone
County are:
Sturgeon .
Ilallsville .
Ashland . ..
In Installments.
Day subscriptions may
be made upon payment of only 10 per
cent of the value of the bonds bought.
Thus a $10 payment will be sufficient
to enter a subscription for a $100
Twenty per cent will be due Nov
ember 21, 20 per cent December 19,
"20 per cent January 16, and 30 per
cent January 30.
The Interest rate will he iY per
cent the same as on the Third Idbe'rty
Loan. The bonds will be dated Octo
ber 24, five days after the close of the
subscription period, and the first in
terest payment will be made next April
15, 1918. It will be for the 173 days
intervening. Thereafter, semi-annual
payments will be made October 15 and
April 15. The bonds will fall due Oc
tober 15, 193S, but may be called In
in as early as October 15, 1933.
Congress has recently completed
and sent to President Wilson the ad
ministration bill designed to stimulate
the sale of Liberty Bonds by exempt
ing from Income, surtax and .war ex
cess profits taxes the interest on sucn
bonds held in amounts not in excess'
of $30,000 of the fourth issue and $45,
000 of the first, second, and third is
sues. Reports Are Wanted.
J. Kelly WrighW county director of
sales, asked today that persons living
in the Columbia school district, but
outside the city limits, should call at
Liberty Loan headquarters, 911 Broad
way, in the next few days. Reports
are wanted from these "persons on
their form subscriptions to Liberty
Loan, Red Cross campaigns and sim
iliar war funds.
"We'll get such reports from per
sons living in the citythrough the
committees that will canvass the town
beginning Tuesday," said Mr. Wright.
"We also have such reports from oth
er school districts. If persons liv
ing the Columbia district but out side
side the city will volunteer this in
formation we can complete our files.
Otherwise we will be put to the incon
venience of calling on them.
"These reports are for the protec
tion and interest of the persons re
porting, so that we can decide justly
on their quotas for the fourth loan.
Expects $,V)0 From 425 Jlenibers To
Re Used for War Activities.
The Y. V. C. A. finance drive began
this morning. The finance committee
is divided into two divisions, the red
and the blue, and every woman who
joined the association last week will
be expected to show her colors today.
The latest reports show that all are
liberally contributing, none giving less
than a dollar and many giving more.
All those who find it more convenient
to pay later may make their pledges
now and wear a tag. The campaign
will last until Monday, although con
tributions may be made after that time.
From the 423 members who joined
last week tt is expected that at least
$300 will be received. This money will
be used in various war activities, and
for the upkeep and enterprises of the
Y V. C. A.
Many Fill Questionnaires Here.
Times are busy now at the Court
house. The corridor on the second
floor anil the adjoining rooms are filled
with men who are in the new draft.
The lawyers of Columbia are giving
over their office hours to filling out
questionnaires. About fifty men came
to Columbia today from the country
with the idea that they could get into
the vocational section of the S. A. T.
O. Their draft board will decide this,
Tor Columbia and Vlrlnllv: Cairttlrd
this afternoon, tonight and Thursday mora
ine probably nltb nhonrrra. fooler Thurs
day, probably elrnrlng In aftrrnoon.
For Missouri: UnsMtlttl tonight and
Thursday, probably showers except gener
ally fair Thursday northwest portion. Cool
er TLurbdjy and uorthnest portion tonight.
Weather Conditions.
The low pressure ne with Its accom
panying cloudy skies and unsettled weath
er. Is the dominant feature In lno-t of the
territory lying between the ItocLy Moun
tains and Mls-dsslppl l'.lver. fclgbt rains
have beru general in the Missouri Valley
to and Including the weiteru lart of Mis
souri. The unsettled conditions will travel
Temperatures an- somewhat higher In the
Central ailejs and I'laius; somewnat low
er In the Northwest, and nearly stationary
lu the Kast.
A high pressure wave, attended by clear
and cool weather. Is traellug southeast out
of the liritish Northwest It will dominate
the weather in the l'lalus and Central al
leys durlnir the next two or three days, am
temperature will be near the frost value
in Columbia about rriuay nigui.
Local Data.
The hlirhest temperature In Columbia yes
terday was 7S; and the lowest last night
was 57. Italnfall 0 00. ltelatle humidity
noon yesterday wu-s -19 per cent. A jeur
ago yesterday the highest teuiperature was
XI aud the lowest was Si. lulnfall 0.00.
(Summer Time) Sun rose today, CiM) a.
m. Min sets, T:U"J p. in. .Moon rises, ju:j
p. m.
Men in Command Favor Pro
moting Atheltics and Con
tests Among Men.
Ten more commissioned officers have
been assigned by the War Department
to"report to the University of Missouri
unit of the S. A. T. C. and are expe'eted
to arrive within the next week.
Captain F. H. Coester. second in
command, and Captain James A. Kin
sella, commander of the vocational sec
tion, are of one accord In regard to
promoting athletics.
"I am for football and every other
physical contests among the men of
my command because it promotes the
morale," says Captain Coester. "I
believe In a good contest of any kind
because it welds the men together and
makes good fighters of them. It fos
ters pride and spirit that cannot be
beaten. That's what we want.'
It has been intimated that the fate
of lntercolleciae fooball will depend
upon the commanding officers of the
various S. A. T. C. units.
About fifty application blanks foMhe
central officers' training camps have
been given out to students since last
Saturday and they are being passed
upon idaily, according to Lieutenant
James S. Shaffer. No orders have been
received as yet for sending these men
t camp. The threeofficers training
camps of this zone are Camp Taylor,
Louisville, Ky., artillery; Camp Pike,
Little Rock, Ark., infantry; and Camp
Hancock, machine guns.
A large number of houses have been
submitted for rental to the Government
as barracks and a complete report of
the committee on examination of hous
es will be submitted to President Hill
today if he is in town.
They Get to France, Too, Writes Capt.
Vernon Cox, 16-,1".
"Our men get to France; they do
tiot spend their time mowing the lawns
around forts on our seacoasts," writes
Captain Vernon G. Cox from Fort Mon
roe, Va. Captain Cox was a student
here in 1916-17. This letter tells of the
opportunities offered by service In tie
Coast Artillery.
A bulletin, inclosed gave detailed in
formation. This may be obtained by
writing to "The Commandant, Coast
Artillery Schcol, Fort Monroe, Va. At
tention of Communication Officer."
"The Heavy (Coast) Artillery, ac
cording to the bulletin, is furnishing
reelments to man guns of six-Inch
caliber and above, and all the large
howitzers. To furnish officers for these
organizations a three months' training
course has been established at Fort
Monroe. Each Saturday, beginning
with September 14. 1918. two hundred
M -urin hp taken into the school and
upon successful completion of the work
the crouu will be commissionea.
"It is essential, that the candidate
have a thorough working knowledge
and not a smattering of tri;orumetry
and logarithms. The course does not
necessitate an engineering ilac?t!on
or anv narticular technical training.
"The Heavy (Coast) Artillery has the
equipment and the personnel to handie
this school. Those In charge hae been
on the Western Front and know what
should be taught."
Lieut. William Fellows Visits Here.
Lieutenant William Fellows, who
received a commission as second
lieutenant at Fort Sheridan left to
day for Camp Grant. Rockford. 111.,
after visiting his mother at 603 San
ford place. He has been assigned to
a depot brigade.
Savltar Staff to Meet Tomorrow.
All members of the Savitar staff,
including freshman and sophomore
assistants and all others interested
In annual work, are requested to meet
at the Missouri Union Building to
morrow night at 7:30.
Fourteen Demands of Presi
dent Are Accepted
Chancellor's Speech Is Con
sidered Unequal to Gravi
ty of Situation.
Ily Unltc.1 Pres. n
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 23. Chancel
lor Von'Hertling says he Is ready for
peace based in principle upon Pesl
dent Wilson's fourteen points.
This statement, according to advices
ffolrort hpro tnHnv. was made in
the chancellor's soeech to the main
committee of the Reichstak yesterday
The chancellor declared he had
evinced such readiness In his speech
of February 25, to which, however.
President Wilson had not made a re
ply. Members of the main committee are
reported to be dissatisfied with Von
Her'tllng's speech, considering it un
equal to the gravity of the situation.
Party leaders of the Reichstag were
to meet this morning to decide their
attitude toward Von Hertling.
"We desire general disarmament
and freedom of the seas,"Vori Hert
ling declared.
'Humanity shudders at the thought
that1 this terrible war may not be the
last. Is it not possible for peace
loving nations to set right bo vc
might? President Wilson's iuea of
a league of nations has my entire
sympathy on conditions of equal rights
for all states.
"The authorities of the enemy coun
tries by an unparalled campaign of
lies and calumny have succeded iu ob
scuring the truth. If arbitration can
be employed In future international
quarrels it will be a great step for
ward The question of a guarantee
insuring respect for the decision of
the court may be seriously and thor
oughly discussed."
Hut Hintzs Talks Fight.
By United Press.
AMSTERDAM. Sept. 25. "Germany
Is preparing to oppose her whole
strength against the enemy," Foreign
Minister Hintzs declared In address
ing the main committee of the Reich
stag, according to advicca received
here today.
"Special attention must be drawn to
the efforts in Northern Russia," he
Food Administrations Restrict Use of
Butter and Coffee Retainers.
Tea and coffee will Ire sold only in
non-metal containers as soon as the
present supply of tin containers is
used up, it was announced by the Food
Administration today. This Is due to
the scarcity of tin and is a measure of
Coffee is to be sold at retail only in
one, three, and five pound quantities,
and tea will be packed In one-quarter,
one-half and one pound containers.
Square packages will be used as far
as possible to save packing space. The
packing and shipping cases will be of
fiber to savo ithe lumber ordinarily
used in wooden packing cases and as
a conservation of the steel in the nails.
The sale of butter in less than one
pound cartons will be prohibited after
January 1. 1918, according to an
amendment made by the Food Admin
istration. This was to have gone into
effect September 5, 1918, but in onW
to prevent the waste of paper and car
tons now on hand, this .order was
Xo quarter or half pound prints can
be made or sold. However the retail
er may cut any unit of a pound or
more and sell a portion "to consumer.
This rule will result in the saving of
paper as it takes much more to wrap
the quarter and halt pound prints. It
will also result in the saving of cartons
and labor necessary in putting up the
Soldier Says 'atlon Is Raised to Life
After 300 Years of Silence.
The American lads are not the only
soldiers who look upon singing as an
important part of military life. The
Bohemians too are great singers. Im
mediately after the recognition of the
Czecho-Slovaks by France, one of the
Bohemian-American boys in the army
wrote to his family:
"We sing going to and from the
drills, and we sing in our barracks.
Imagine the French mountains echo
ing Bohemian and Slovak songs. And
when we sing, it Is real singing. At
first I could not understand why, but
now it is clear. After three hundred
years of silence, our nation is raised to
life again, and is taking its place,
which until now has been usurped by
Austria. For the first time since the
Battle of the White Mountain in 1620.
our troops are fighting for the Czecho
slovak cause. It was no wonder that
they broke through the Austrian line."
Archbishop Ireland Is Dead.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Sept. 23. Arch
bishop John Ireland of the St. Paul
Diocese of the Catholic church for thir
ty years died at 3:55 this morning.
First Formation Will Be at 4.10 To
morrow Afternoon.
The first drill of the faculty mili
tary company has been postponed to
Thursday of this week at 4:10 o'clock
The company will form at that time
south of Academic Hall for organiza
tion. Addressing the faculty company last
Friday night, Major Charles M. Gor
don asked the company to help him
in the performance of certain special
duties In the training of the S. A. T. C.
The work of the company will be
mostly in the theory and practice of
infantry combat, reconnaissance, liai
son and patrol work under the person
al command of Major Gordon.
One of last year's oiiicers says they
are hoping to have t least six full
squads out this year. Ife also said
a limited number of new recruits 'for
the faculty company will be given
special military training along more
elementary lines for a short time.
In case of rain the faculty company
will meet in 314 Academic Hall, their
last year's meeting place. All form
er members have been notified to ap
pear In' uniform.
S. A. T. C. and University Of
ficials Endeavoring to Keep
Disease From Columbia.
Officers of the S-A.T.C. have stopped
issuing passes to students to leave
town on account of the spread of Span
ish Influenza throughout this country.
Captain William O. Hill said this was
done on advice of Dr. Guy L. Xoyes as
a precautionary measure.
Doctor Xoyes emphasized that Co
lumbia was not quarantined and that
there, was no way to establish an effec
tive quarantine, without the aid of the
state health department.
Doctor Xoyes also said there was no
cause for worry in Columbia and that
the military authorities were taking
this step to prevent students .from
traveling over the state and subjecting
themselves to infection.
Doctor Xoyes said Columbia need
not worry but that precautions should
be taken. Avoid crowded assemblages
and the like, he urged.
The mode of transmission of the dis
ease is by direct or indirect contact
through the use of handkerchiefs, com
mon towels, cups and other contam
inated articles.
Ina statement Issued by Dr. Dan CL
Stinc touay, he said: "t'ersons wisn-;
ing to avoid the disease should stay out
of crowds or when that is impossible,
should have a clean pocket handker
chief, that can be held over the mouth
as a mask.
"Students should refrain from leav
ing town on visits nor should they
arrange for friends or relatives to visit
them. Every one with a cold should be
regarded and should regard nlmself
with suspicion."
Professor O. M. Stewart received a
telegram today from the Great Lakes
Naval Training Station saying that his
son, Lawrence Stewart, is seriously ill
with Spanish influenza and pneumonia.
He was a student in the Universitiy
last year and enlisted in the radio de
partment of the Navy last spring. He
is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fra
Delegates From Scien Lodges Present
at OicnImr Program.
The annual meeting of the Boone
County Odd Fellows Association open
ed this aftcrncon with a program open
to the public. Representatives from
the Ilallsville, Columbia, Ashland,
Hartsburg, Rocheport, Woodlandville
and Hinton lodges were present. The
meeting opened with a reading "Un
cle Peter's Masterly Argument" by
Mrs. J. F. Brossart. Mrs. Cecil Grif
fith next gave several selections on
the piano. The songs of the Fourth
Liberty Loan campaign were sung by
a chorus of girls from Christian Col
lege. Following this, five-minute
speeches were made by different mem
bers of the association.
The officers or the Columbia ledge
are: Noble grand, Foster Thurston;,
vice-grand, Leslie Proctor; recording
secretary, Leslie Eubank, and financial
secreary, L. Hopper. '
The Hinton Initiatory Degree Staff
will confer thft Initiatory degree to
night and the Columbia First Degree
Staff will confer the first degree.
Other .Person to Be Excluded After
Next .Monday.
A statement by President Hill today
"On account of army regulations a3
Rannlied to members of the S. A. T. C.
it wilt be necessary to exclude all
who are not member of the S. A. T.
C. from the University Commons af
ter Monday. September 30.
"Just what arrangements can be
made for furnishing meals to other
students cannot be stated at this time,
for it is necessary In this period of
readjustment to solve one problem at
a time.
"The matter will be brought to the
attention of the Executive Board at
the monthly meeting, which will prob
ably be held in Columbia on Saturday,
September 28."
Driven Back on 90-Mile Front, With Allied Arm
ies Only Three Miles From Frontier, Balkan
Ally of Germany S.ets Stage for Diplomatic
Move, Washington Hears.
Failure of Kaiser's Ambition to Dominate Near
East May Be Result of Situation Discontent
Seethes at Home While Entire Macedonian
Front Seems About to Blaze Up.
By United Tress.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. Bulgarians arc setting the stage for
a peace1 move through which the Allies may be able to' block the Ger
man's path to the East, Entente diplomats indicated here today.
Reeling under the combination of a disasterous rout on ninety
miles of Macedonia front and seething discontent at home, Bulgarian
officials are being pressed hard toward an appeal for peace. Prelim
inary moves are already under way it is understood.
Germans, However, Capture
Two British Positions Near
By United Tress.
PARIS, Sept. 23. A German attack
in the region of Moissy farm near the
west end of the Chemln-des-Dames was
completely repulsed by the French. In
the region of St. Quentln and between
the Ailette and Aisne there was artil
lery fighting last night. In Lorraine
the French successfully raided the Gcr
man lines.
I!y Uulted Press.
LONDON, Sept. 25. "Hostile raids
west of Sauchy-Cauchy succeeded In
capturing two of our positions," Field
.Marshal Haig reported today. "A few
of the garrison are'TBlsslng. Last night
the enemy again attacked in the neigh
borhood of Sauchy-Cauchy but were
repulsed. A successful raid was car
ried out in the Wulverghem sector."
Prisoners were taken in these en
counters. French Near St. Quentln.
ISy United Press.
BRITISH FRONT, Sept. 25. French
troops are fighting north of selency,
two miles west of St. Qucntin. British
troops during the night wrested from
the Germans 1,000 yards of bitterly de
fended trenches. The enemy loss was
heavy. British patrols today were re
ported near .the town.
Five hundrded prisoners were taken
by the French in the St. Quentin sec
tor yesterday.
British Capture 1,000.
Ily United Press.
LONDON, Sept 25. British troops
made further progress east and north
west or St. Quentln yesterday evening
and night, Field Marshal Haig reported
today. At the "same time they repulsed
seteral counterattacks In that region.
A total of 1,000 prisoners wer taken
Unrinir the day. The progress was
made in tthe neighborhood of Selency
ami Gricourt.
Student Government Association Dues
Will Be Collected Br 'Iliem-
The University women met Thurs
day In their respective districts, ana
elected a district captain for each.
ThnB elected were: District 1, Hazel
Ludwig; 2, Cora V. Schuette; 3,
Rheasa Madden; 4. Ellen Peters; 5,
Mary Hackney; 6, Bertha Lee Louder
milk: 7. Lois Harris; 8, Myrtle
Kramer; 9, Helen McKee and 10, Win
ifred Warren.
The captains elected Hazel Ludwig
president, and Bertha Lee Loudermilk
representative to the S. G. A. council.
Plans are being made to collect 50
cents from every University gin
thrntiph these caDtains as yearly S. G.
A. dues. This money will be used by
the S. G. A. for the various expenses
connected with the activities of this
organization of the women.
But RelatiTe of Earl R. McN'ulty Can
not Be Located.
The following telegram was received
by the Western Unioin office here to
"Mrs. Zula Case. Columbia, Mo.:
Deeply regret to Inform you that it Is
officially reported that Corporal Earl
R. McNulty. Infantry, was severely
wounded in action between July 18 and
24. Department has no further inior
mation. Harris, acting adjutant gen
eral "
Xo Mrs. Zula Case could be found by
the Western Union officials, nor was
the name known at the Postonice.
Italian Troops AdTance.
By United Tress. ,
LONDON. Sept. 25. Italian troop3
have begun to advance in Albania, ac
cording to unofficial press reports re
ceived here today via Paris.
There is no indication yet that this i
reported movement has "been linked
up with the 100-mile Allied offensive
In Macedonia, but it is believed the en
tire 300-mile front from the Adriatic
to the Aegean may soon be ablaze with
The reported advance in Albania is
timed to coincide with apparent prep
arations of Invasion of Bulgaria. The
Allies, according to latest advices, are
within about three miles of the Bul
garian frontier on a front or aocui
thirty-seven miles, extending frcm the
village of Trumitz on the east bank of
the Vardar In Serbia to the vicinity
of Malitsa east of Lake Dolran In
Greek territory.., e - ,
Bulgarians Retreat Farther.
I5y Uulted Press.
LONDON, Sept. 23. The Bulgarian
array opposing the Allied center is re
tiring upon Veles, 30 miles north and
east of Prilep, it was announced in the
Serbian communique covering Tues
day's operations, which wa3 received
here today.
The Allied advance is continuing
north of the Prilep-Gradsko road.
40.000 TURKS MEN
British Continue Pursuit of
Foe East of Jordan
Hy United Tress.
LONDON, Sept. ?3. More than 40.
000 prisoners hae been taken by the
Allies in their Palestine offensive, it
was officially announced today. The
number of guns captured ha been In
creased to 263.
In pursuit of Turkish forces east of
the Jordan British forces are approach
ing Emman on the Hedjaz Railroad.
North of this station important de
molition flf railroads has been effeccted
by Arab troops. The Arabs also aro
pressing the enemy retiring north
ward from Maan toward Amman.
UnlTersity Women Will Supply Men
With Distinguishing JIarks.
The University women, through the
Self Government Association, will
make the brassards to be worn by the
men In the S. A. T. C. These brassards
will be tor the purpose of distinguish
ing the man who has had a minimum of
three years training from the one with
only one month's training.
The following colors for the bands
have been decided upon: For a mini
mum of three year's service, red; for
a minimum or two year's service, blue;
for a minimum of one year's service,
yellow; lor a minimum of three
month's service, white with a horizon
tal and three vertical bars of black;
for a minimum of two month's service,
white with three vertical black bars;
and for a minimum of one month's
service, one black horizontal bar.
Iau?hter-t Mr. and Mrs. L. Gaddum.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gaddum an
nounce the birth of a daughter this
morning who has been named Florence
Marian. Mrs. Gaddum was Miss Louise
Babb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Babb, and Is a graduate of the Univer
sity. Mr. Giddum was a senior In the
School of Medicine last year.
Snffraec League Will 3Ieet Tomorrow.
The Columbia Equal Suffrage Lea
gue will hold Its regular meeting at
7-30 o'clock tomorrow night at the
home of Mrs. W. E. Harshc, 400 South
I Sixth street.
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