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giving e-srown t the luto er asure of and y using !- Mum tor for Is be-menda- eatlng xd Ad prlrate aserva Iving a day of 1 ec n- xt e v 1 ELEVENTH YEAR 1HEEVEMNG MISSOURIAN HEALTH BOARD REVERSES ITSELF AND RAISES BAN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16, 1918 Churches, Theaters and Pool Halls Permitted to Reopen When May or Calls Second Meet. STINEABSENT He Had Opposed Move N. H. Hickman Casts First Vote as Member for Measure. i The ban on all public meetings and gatherings, which has been in force in Columbia for six weeks because of the influenza epidemic, was lifted at noon today by the City Board of Health. The order removing restric tions went into effect immediately. As a result services will be held in all of the churches tomorrow, and theaters probably will open Monday. The action of the board was taken at a called meeting after the medical members of the board "had succeeded in keeping the ban from being lifted at a meeting held last night. The board of health has thus had the same experience that boards of health have had in many other communities In the state. The doctors on the board voted last night againt lifting the ban at last night's meeting in the face of arguments in favor of remov ing the restrictions. They held that such action at this time was unsafe and might result in a renewal of the epidemic Civilian members of the board, backed by members of the min isterial alliance, appealed for the lift ing of the ban. At Major Boss's Request Following the refusal of the board ' last night to remove the ban, Mayor J. E. Boggs requested Dr. A. W. Kampschmidt to call today's meeting. "The people are not satisfied," said Mayor Boggs with the action taken by the board yesterday in not only denying the picture shows and church es the right to open but in also or dering the pool rooms closed. Also the entire board was not present last night and the people want action by the full board. "I do not think epidemic conditions exist in Columbia now. Only three cases of influenza have been report ed among, the pupils of the public schools this week. If it is safe to open one thing it is safe to open them all." X. H. Hickman, health officer, told the hoard why he was there and why he thought he had a right to vote. Hickman did not attend yesterday's meeting. "I have never voted at a meeting before." he said, "for I have not been asked to do so. But I have been In formed that I am an ex-officfa mem ber and have a right to vote." Other members of the board agreed that he could 'vote. He voted in favor of lifting the ban. Result of Vote. The result of the vote taken on the moti'on to lift the ban entirely was: For, H. R. Jackson, A. E. Rothwell, Dr. C. L. O'Bryan and X. H. Hickman; against. Dr. A. W. Kampschmidt and Dr. W. A. Xorris. Absent. Dr. Dan G. Stine. Doctor Stine voted last night in favor of continuing the ban in force. Doctor Xorris asked if the motion as carried provided for the lifting of the ban immediately, or on Sunday morn ing. Mr. Rothwell replied that he meant in his motion the immediate lifting of the ban. "The shows are not prepared to open tonight and if we are going to lift it we might just as well lift it now." he said. The members agreed with this with out voting again. Mayor Boggs advised giving pub licity to the precautions previously formulated but It was sugested that these would hardly be effective now as they had never been strictly en forced. Doctor Kampschmidt said: "Masks have been effective in keeping the disease down. In camps where the boys have worn masks there has been no dangerous spread of influenza. The advisability of wearing masks can be seen in the fact that several medical students who became careless with their masks are now down with the influenza." There was no further discussion of the wearing of influenza masks. "A school opened recently in a country district." continued" Doctor Kampschmidt. "AH the pupils but those of one family were down with the influenza inside of a week. As for myself, I think I will begin looking for an assistant, as there will be an other outbreak of influenza here now that the ban is lifted." The meeting then was adjourned. Ministers Protest. At the meeting yesterday, which lasted more than an hour, the health situation was discussed from all an gles by the board and by Dr. T. W Young and the Rev. S. W. Hayne, rep resenting the Ministerial Alliance of Columbia. The health board reported that the tnnuenza situation among the civilian population was practically the same as that of last week, but that there were a large number of cases among the men who arrived a week ago to join the vocational section In the S. A. T. C. Only three cases among the school children were reported. The ministers raised the issue, that If the schools were open the churches ought to be, saying there was not nearly so much danger of spreading the influenza in church as in school sessions and crowded pool rooms. Motions to lift the ban from church gatherings only and to lift It entirely were both defeated at last night's meeting. A motion made by Doctor Stine to close the pool rooms passed, the only dissenting vote being that of Mr. Rothwell, who thought that ev ery restriction should be taken olf. The pool rooms were closed last night by Mayor Boggs. The Influenza in the University is steadily decreasing and those cases now existing are well in hand, ac cording to Dr. Dan G. Stine. The epi demic in the vocational section of the S. A. T. C, which was so violent at first, is practically under control with only five new cases yesterday. There were sixty new cases Wednes day, and thirty-six Thursday. In the collegiate section of the S. A. T. C. there are twelve cases. Among the University women here are five cases. There is one case of measles up to date and the patient is isolated THE WEATHER lor Columbia and Vicinity: Untettlrd llil afternoon and tonljcht; colder hy ntornlnK. Sundajr ucnrrully fair aud colder: temperature near the freezing point Mindajr night. For Missouri: Partly elondy and cold er tonight 3 imssllily rain extreme fait portion. Sunday fair and colder. Weather Condition". The weather this morning ! more or le-" unM.-ttled and stormy in the I'lahn and t'entral Valleys and iloudy -skliM re.ieh to the Atlantic. Moderate to heavy. rain hare lieen coiipral In the lower inn .f the .MUsouri Valley, and the .Mississippi Valley from Iowa to Louisiana. Moderate Inter condition olitain in the far Xnrtliurst lull In other sections tcmiicratiircx are alum the svaxoujl aver ages; !y tomorrow, however, cooler weather will overspread the H.ilns region, Iiul'olumld.i the weather still Is under the Inlliience of the low pressure ware which will cross the Mississippi during the succeeding -t hours. This will le fol. loned lir a high pressure wair which will ghe fair cooler weather Sunday and Mon day. A moderate freeze is probable Sun day night. Local Data. The highest teurieniture In Columblt jesterday was r!: and the lowest last night was .",1. Ualnfall O.0R. Itelatlve hn mlillty noon yesterday van 77 per cent. A year ago jesterday the highest tem IKTature was 5J and the lowest was St. Kainfall OIW. Sun rose today, (5 SB a. m. Sun sets,' i'S'l p. in. Moon sets, 4:47 a. m. The Tempenituurps Today. NUMBER 66 i a. m bo S a. m 57 9 a. m 5D 10 a. m 61 11 a. m 65 12 noon 07 1 p. m 67 2 p. m C7 3 p. m (..63 licitors and these will ultimately be counted, in the University's quota, the University committee says. The subscriptions of the various de partments of the University are as follows: Collegiate section of the S. A. T. C. and members of the R. O. T. C. In cash and pledges, $3,300; fac ulty and employes In cash and pledg es $2,730; University women in cash and pledges, $897.80. All sections that have turned in a report are over their quotas except the faculty and employes. When the complete report comes in they too probably will be over the top, accord ing to Dean E. J. McCaustland, chair man of the University committee. MARCH TELLS OF U. S. DEMOBILIZATION PLANS RAISE S7S OX AXIMALS CITY AND COUNTY GO IN WOMAX DIES OP PXEUMOXIA Mrs. Robert Glbbs to Re Buried at Prairie Grove Church. Mrs. Robert G.bbs died of pneumo nia yesterday at her home five miles northeast of Columbia. Mrs. Gibbs was 30 years old. She is survived by her husband, five small children, and a brcther, Dr. James Jordan of Co lumbia. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow at Prairie Grove Church, and burial services will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Score Another Success by Oversubscribing Their Quotas. GIRLS Mule Coif, Pisr, Chickens and Feed Aid War Fund. What am I bid on this mule colt, now eating Its dinner, mother fur nished until weaned." So opened the sale of the United War AVork mule, pig, and chickens, held in the rain at the corner of Eighth and Broadway this afternoon. The crowd sought shelter during the hardest part of the shower In neaihy stores and talked over the mer its of the donated stock. The colt was given to the United War Work Committee by John Prow ell, of Keene school district. It 4 p. m 65 brought a total of $55. It is now the property tof George Gillespie. Three "White Minorcha chickens giv en by Mrs. W. A. Watson brought a total of $8. They were bought by A. C. Hulen. The pig brought $7 and was sold to H. M. McPheeters. It was donated by the children of Frank Bihr. One hundred pounds of stock feed, donated by G. X. Ackerman, was bjught by R. S. Wright for $S. The total receipts of the sale were $78. REAX IIIXTOVS MOTHER HIES Former Head of Law School Comes for Funeral. Mrs. John Hinton, mother of E. W. Hinton of Chicago, formerly dean or the University School of Law here, died at 1 o'clock last night at the home of E. C. Clinkscales on Stewart road. j Mrs. Hinton was 92 years old. She' was born and reared in Boone Coun ty. She was the wife of the late Judge John Hinton, former Probate Judge of Boone County. They had six children, only one of whom survives, E. W. Hinton of Chicago. Since he moved to Chicago five years ago she has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Clinkscales. Mrs. Hinton has been quite feeble for more than a. year. She had been unconscious for several days before her death. Her son was to arrive from Chicago this afternoon. Funeral services for Mrs. Hinton will be at 9 o'clock Sunday moning. at the home of Mrs. Clinkscales. IS ELECTED SELL TAGS Result Shows Gratitude to Fighters, Says Campaign Manager. TO IL $.? Solf Would Send Delegation Here to Plead for Food. By United Press. LONDON'. Nov. 1G (1:10 p. m.). Germany wants to send a delegation to the United' States to plead for food, according to a wireless dispatch re ceived from Berlin today. Foreign Secretary Solf in another wireless to Secretary Lansing asks President Wilson's permission to send such a commission immediately to America ' to lay before the United States Government the conditions cf famine in Germany and the necessity of taking steps for the purchase of food stuffs. Solf also emphasized his anxiety for an immediate conference at the Hague. PEACE 1EETI1 SOOH Preliminary Conferences May Start in France This Month. I!y United Tress. (WASHINGTON. Nov. 16 Prelimin ary sessions of the peace conference will begin at Versailles or Paris late this month, a French cable today re ported. . Regulations to govern deliberation around the peace table, questions of representation and general parliamen tary problems will be taken up, it was stated. QUIT LISTIXG MEX OTER 37 They Xeed Xot Fill Out Question naires Says Teli'srrom. The following telegram from Adjutant-General James McCord was re ceived yesterday by Harry S. Jacks, secretary of the local draft board: "Draft boards will immediately dis continue all work connected with the class of man who on September 12 had 0f quarantine regulations." rcacneii tneir tnirty-seventn mrmuay. All those who had reached their thir ty-seventh birthday en September 12. and who have received their question naires need not fill them out but should return them to their local draft boards." Columbia and Bcone County are over their quotas in the United War Work campaign. While exact figures will not be available until Monday, reports today were such that campaign leaders said It was certain that the set goals would be exceeded. Only a dozen school districts are known to be still short. They will continue working tomorrow. In Co lumbia the campaign ended today. The drive in the city was given a lively ending this afternoon, when girl students from Christian College. Stephens College and the University sallied out with red tags to gather in all the loose change of Columbians. It was only a short time until piac tically everyone in the downtown dis trict was adorned with a tag. Volunteer Many. Even before this, the "Give-More" appeal had brought numbers of per sons into the headquarters, 1005 Broadway, to give amounts ranging from 10 and 25 cents up to $10. Subscriptions reported Friday were only $316.50, bringing the total for the qity up to $13,890.40 this morning. Some reports, however, were known to be outstanding, and Boyle G. Clark, city chairman, said there was no doubt of the success of the campaign. Jesse 11. Smith, superintendent of the school district chairmen, an nounced at noon that the county was over its quota. Meetings will be held tomorrow in sections where it has been impossible to hold them previ ously. It is hoped to have every dis trict over the top by tomorrow night. Thanks Residents and Xcwspapers. H. M. McPheeters, county campaign manager, this afternoon publicly thanked and congratulated the people of the city and the county on making possible the result obtaincl. "The success of the campaign Is testimony to the gratitude the people of this county feel toward the sol diers who have won the great war," he said. "They have kept unblemish ed Boone County's record for having made a success of every war measure they have undertaken. I want to thank also all those who have helped In the campaign, and especially T. W. Whittle and Dozier Stone, who do nated the rocms we have used as headquarters. "Greatest thanks are due to the newspapers of the city and county for so freely supporting the campaign. Without their efforts we could not have succeeded in this undertaking, handicapped as we were in being un able to hold public meetings because WOOD-FOR-FUEL CAMPAIGX OFF Outlook for Coal This Winter Faior able, Sajs Prof. Dunlap. The wood-for-fuel campaign has been indefinitely postponed, says Prof. Dunlap of the forestry department, who was informed by the Government that no funds were available for put ting on such a campaign. At present the outlook for coal this winter is. favorable and there probably will be no need for burning wood as an econ omy in fuel. Wood is a luxury even In ordinary times, according to Professor Dunlap, who says it is much cheaper to burn coal. Odlnarily, wood Is from one and one-half times to twice as expensive as coal. The present price of wood is from $6 to $S a cord while coal Is about $4.75 a ton. Last winter people were forced to burn wood because in many cases coal was not to be had. The amount burned was not due to patriotic rea sons but simply to keep warm. Pro fessor Dunlap related a case in Spring field where one wood dealer had so many calls for his product that he was unable to supply the demand and was forced to portion it out by selling thirty-two sticks for a dollar. Professor Dunlap thinks it likely that the wood campaign will not be put on at all this winter because he says wood to be worth the money should be cut not later than the early part of September. Wood cut at this time would not dry out for months and green wood is almost worse than no wood at all. Then, too, the roads in Missouri will soon be in such a condition that wood were it chopped could not be hauled to market, and a campaign at this time would not be worth the expense in curred. But Uel Lamkin Probably Was Defeated for Superintendent. According to a dispatch from Jef ferson City Judge W. W. Graves, Dem ocrat, on the face ot the returns from the recent election, appears" to have been re-elected to the state supreme bench by about one thousand votes. Uel W. Lamkin, state superintendent of schools, probably Is defeated by Samuel A. Baker, Republican, by two thousand. The vote on the prohibition amend ment will not be known until he offi cial count is made. Jackson and two other counties and the city of St. Lou Is have not sent in their returns and there is no prospect the official re turns will be tabulated before next week. The official count cannot be started until all returns are in the hands of Secretary of State Sullivan, and he Is not allowed to open any returns War uisk Md cther hUTeam j:iui uit are iu. inai amines lo me constitutional amendments as well as to the loic cast for officials. The unofficial estima'e on the pro hibition amendment places its defeat by fifty thousand but that estimate is not considered at all reliable, as com paratively few counties made unof ficial returns on the wet and dry vote. Two Hundred Thousand Men to Be Discharged in Next Two Weeks Later 30,000 a Day. OFFICERS TOO No More Troops to Go Overseas Pershing's Convalescents Will Be Returned First. BY CHARLES D. GROAT (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Demobi lization crdcrs already issued will care for the discharge of 200.000 men within the next two weeks in this country. As the machinery develops the army can discharge 30.000 men a day. These facts developed from Chief of Staff March's conference today. No more troops will be sent over seas. March has ordered General Persh ing to return to the United States as s "on as transports are available cas ual convalescents, sick and wounded, before the steady flow of the larger bodies begins. Order of Discharge. Demobilization orders already con template demobilizing troops In this country in this order: FIRST Development battalions. SECOND Oonsclenticus objectors not under sentence. THIRD Spruce producers. FOURTH Central schools for of ficers. FIFTH United States guards SIXTH Railroad troops. SEVENTH Depot brigades. EIGHTH Men in replacement camps. NINTH Men in combat divisions. March said there were 1,700.000 men in the United States camps and that it would take some time to mus ter them out as physical examinations must be made and records sent to the Chance to Re-Enlist. Men will be offered an opportunity to re-enlist. The War Department will ask Congress that every man honorably discharged shall get one month's pay as a bonus. All discharg ed soldiers can wear their uniforms three months after they are discharg ed to meet he problem of supplying civilian clothing. The department is making provi sion to take care of officers caring to enter the regular Army or accent War Conditions and Tnflucn- "r"lssI"f in i?" reserve corps. utucis nm ue uisciiarscu as mey stand. z close nssoim uhioh TIME EXTENDED 10 DAYS U. S. TAKES OVER EXPRESS CO. Properties Under Federal Control Aft er Xoon Monday. Dy United Tress. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. President Wilson late today signed a proclama tion taking over the American Rail road Express Company, it was of ficially announced by the Railroad Ad ministration. Properties of the ex press companies will be under Fed eral control after noon Monday. CMVERSITY OVER ITS QUOTA A Total nf $I1,91 Raised In the War Work Campaign. The University committee of the United War Work campaign this morning reported a total subscrip tion of $11,923, or $2,323 over the quota of $9,600. This does not make a complete rec ord of the University's contribution to the fund because the reports of the vocational section of the S. A. T. C. and the University men outside the military organization have not yet been turned in. In addition, some contributions of faculty members, em ployes and University women have been turned In thrcugh the town so- Packnges to Soldiers Will He Accept ed for Uniting' Until Xor. 30. Extension to November 30 of the time during which Christmas parcels will be accepted for mailing to members of the American Expeditionary Forc es In France has been announced by the Postofflce and War Departments. The extension was due. It was said. to the fact that the men of several divisions, which were in combat, hive only lately been able to fill out the parcel labels without which pack ages will not be accepted by the pos tal authorities. The Postofflce Department an nounced, however, that to insure de livery by Christmas, parcels should be mailed as soon as possible. Mrs. W. E. Harshe, chairman of the Red Cross parcels committee here, received official notice today of the extension of the time. In case no label is received at all provision Is made whereby the nearest relative may make application to the chair man ot the Red Cross committee and receive a label. These emergency labels will not be given out until November 21. These labels have not been received here yet. The children of the Searcy rural school sent $6.50 today to be used in sending "lonsome" boxes. za Make Continuance Im possible at Present. The Missouri Union Building has been closed temporarily. At a meet ing held this morning it was decided that under present conditions it was impractical to keep the building open to the few who visited there. With the student body composed largely of the S. A. T. C. the work of intensive military training, together with regular University work, gives little time for the men to get to gether at the Union. When the S. A. T. C. was first established here It was thought that the Union would take the place of fraternity houses for the assembling of men but the influenza and the military work have proved that such is not the case. Heretofore the subscriptions to the Union were encouraged jthrough mass meetings. So far it has been im possible to have such meetings. Last year the total membership of the Union was about twenty-four hundred. To date the total paid membership Is much smaller. The war has so re duced the regular student body of last vear that there remained but one : member of the board representing the, every state are !r 't the division will Orders have been issued to all staff corps to keep up their discharges of officers step by step with the reduction of the line. Asks Casualty Report. The return of the divisions from abroad is "not yet settled," further than that the department proposes tb return men to the camps nearest their home territory for mustering out. The department ordered General Pershing to cable uncoded the names of all killed and wounded Americans up to November 11. The First and Second American Army lines at the time the armistice was signed ocvered fifty-two miles. March Indicated that several of the large camps would be retained under a program now being formulated for a large permanent army. The camps to be retained have not been selected. The order of returning divisions from France will be left entirely to General Pershing's Judgment. Plans are being made to give the Rainbow Division a special reception when it arrives in this country, and It is probable that because troops from James Hallow Dies of Paralysis. James Ballew, 64, died or paralysis toiay at his home in Murray. Mr. Rallew was born in this county and had lived here all his life. He leaves a wife, four sons, Clyde, Earl. Orchet and George, and a brother. Frank Bal lew of Centralla. He Is a nephew of C. S. Ballew of Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock to morrow at Mount Zion Church, and students, Frank Lowe or the School of Education. The following new members from the divisions of the University were elected: E. It. Salisbury, agriculture; Hugh Muir, arts and science: F. W. Hoffman, commerce; W. S. Ridge. En gineering; R. C. Abram, graduate: C. L. Sanders, journalism; Webster Gray, law; Winifred Post, medicine. The Missouri Union was organized at the University of Missouri in 191C, following the plan of such organiza tions of other universities and col leges in this country. It has occu pied the building formerly used by I tne uoiumoia uiud at tne comer oi Ninth and Elm streets. make a virtual tour of the country. March stated. Since October 8 the total American prisoners captured by Germanj num bered 5,73S. General March could give no figures on number of Ger mans captured by Pershing's men. 3IAV DO SOME FICHTING VET IIOXT WAXT YAXKS TOO XEAR Behind Germans Ask Safety Zone Them as They Retire. Dy United Tress. LONDON. Nov. 1G. The German command in a wireless to the Allied command today proposed that an ad dition be made to the armistice pro viding a "safety zone" of six and a quarter miles between German and Atrocities In Brussels May Force Al lied Military Action. By United Tress. LONDON. Nov. 16. King Albert's entrance Into Brussels has been post poned on account of disorder 'here. It was officially announced today. Owing to pillage and destruction of property In the city by the German soldiers. Allied military action may be necessary. CER3IAXiIlTI.Y CAUSE VERIFIED Xaiy Had Ilwn Ordered to Fight, Say Entente Dispatches. Uy United Tress. WASHINGTON, Now 16. Entente cables today' verified recent unofficial advices that battle orders to the Ger- man high seas fleet precipitated the Allied and United States troops who German naval mutiny and the sud- burlal will be at Mount Zion Cemetery. I are fcltowlng up the evacuation. den overthrow of the kaiser.