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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1919.
SAYS EHEHY KEPT
SHELL J1P LIE!
Columbian Tells Experiences
While Guarding Munitions.
UNDER STEADY FIRE
Through 17 Gas Attacks,
Clarence Porter Escapes
Sergeant Clarence Porter, of the
Ninety-Second Division of Artillery.
returned to his home in Columbia last
night after nearly two and a half
years of service in the National Army.
He left the United Slates on June 30,
1!)18, and arrived at Ilrest, France.
July 13. He was in active service at
the front from October in until the
armistice was signed.
Immediately upon arriving at the
front he was put in charge of an ar
tillery dump of the Ninety-Second Di
vision, located on the Marbarche sec
tor near Metz. Sergeant I'orter de
scribed the ammunition dump as be
ing a plot of ground of fifteen or twen
ty acres, where shells of all kinds
were piled and guarded by a detach
ment of about thirty-two men. These
dumps were only a short distance be
hind the trenches and were almost
constantly under shell fire.
Sergeant Porter said, "One Sunday
night about C o'clock in the evening
the Germans began a barrage fire on
the dump which lasted until 5 o'clock
in the morning. I was up in the of-
The marriage of Jliss Anne Ruby
Dillard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Dillard of Jefferson City to Capt.
Frank II. Long took place In New
York. Tuesday. They .were married in
the Episcopal Church which Is known
in New York as the "Little Church
Around the Corner." Mrs. Long is a
graduate of the University and a mem
ber of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorori
ty. Captain Long, whose home is in
Sedalia has been in a British hospital
in Glasgow. Scotland for the past two
years. They will go to Camp Dix,
New Jersey, until Captain Long re
ceives his discharge after which they
will spend several weeks in the East.
They will live in Sedalia.
Lodge, near McBaine. Miss Betty
Lawson, secretary in the southwest
field and Miss Helen Becker, local
student secretary, will chaperon the
party, which will last from Saturday
evening until Monday morning.
Mrs. I V. St. Clair-Moss has gone
to Indianapolis. Ind., to attend a meet
ing of the ".Men and Millions Movement."
Lurline Petti-John returned to her
home at Florence, Mo., this morning.
CITY AND CAMPUS
F. R. Yoder, L. M. Fisher and J. N.
There may be more of the M. U.
sity at the annual banquet of the St.
Louis Alumni and Alumnae associa
tions, held at the University Club in
men here but if so they have not made j St .Louis Friday night, says the Globe-
themselves known at any of the meet
ings. PHIL E. RONZONE.
Second Lieutenant, F. A.
HILL PLEADS FOR UNIVERSITY'
The Delta Delta Delta sorority an
nounces the pledging of Miss Mary
Hamil of Marshall, Mo.
Misses Katherine Sweeney, Mildred
Pitts and Ada Rainalter arrived today
to attend the Phi Delta Theta dance.
They will spend the week-end with
Miss Helen Moore at the Pi Beta Phi
John Coy Pour arrived yesterday to
spend the week-end at the Phi Delta
Theta house. He is a radio observer
in the naval air service and is sta
tioned at Hampton Roads, Va. He
has been visiting at his home in Sedalia.
Miss Elizabeth Wilson has returned
to her home in Fulton after visiting
Miss Margaret Card well.
Mrs. William Norris Rider will ar
rive tomorrow from Kansas City to
pend the week-end with Mr. Rider
fice making out reports for the muni-, and to attend the Pi Beta Phi Foun-
tions officer that morning. I finished
the reports and had- been out of the
office about twenty minutes when a
shell hit the building and entirely de
molished it. During the same night
a part of the dump. cons. sting of gas
shells, caught fire and caused a loss of
between fifteen and twenty thousand
dollars. While I was there two Ger
mans were caught tapping wires.
"Up until two minutes before hos
tilities were ordered to cease the Ger
mans continued their-shell fire. The
last shell, which fell into the dump
at 10:43 o'clock in the morning, did
not explode and two minutes later all
ders' Day banquet.
Mrs. I. O. Hockaday entertained the
members of the Knitting Club this
afternoon at her home in the Dumas
Apartments. The meetings have been
changed from Friday to Thursday be
cause of the Lenten Services at the
Episcopal Church on Friday after
Mrs. F. R. Gray and Mrs. H. B.
Kline have returned from St. Louis
where they spent several days.
Miss Dorothy Prince will come Sat
iirriav from Odessa, to soend several
firing ceased. 10:45 o'clock being the , lays at the Kappa Alpha Theta house,
time to quit firing. I had issued the
last rounds of ammunition to our boys
at 1 o'clock that morning.
"After the armistice was signed I
went out on the battle-field. The
Americans and the Germans were
picking up the bodies of dead men.
which were in many instances torn
"While in that sector there were
seventeen gas attacks made on us,"
said Sergeant Porter, "but I was lucky
and wasn't gassed once. We were in
Tours, Bordeaux. Dijohn. LeMans and
many other towns of less importance
but never had a chance to get to
McCiiuley Elected Junior Senator.
At a meeting of the Pre-Journalists
last night. Sloane McCauley was elect
ed junior senator of the School of
Miss Dorothy Adams and Miss Mil
dred Goodrich arrived today from
Chillicothe to spend the week-end and
to attend the Phi Delta Theta dance
Dean Kirkenslager. former secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A., is a guest at
the home of Jesse Smith.
Eunice Wampler, who has been vis
iting in Columbia, left for her horn
C. N. Street left for St. Joseph this
morning to spend the week-end.
Lyle Wilson of Oklahoma Univer
sity, who has been visiting at the Sig
ma Alpha Epsilon house, left this
morning for Washington, D. C.
I. M. McConaughey, who has been
visiting his mother, .Mrs. E. E. Mc
Conaughey. left this morning for Lak
Leutenant C. W. Riley left this
j morning for his home at Everton, Mo.,
after visiting in Columbia.
Miss Alice Eagan left for St. Louis
this morning to attend the wedding of
her cousin. Miss .Mildred Wayland.
While there she will visit her grand
mother, Mrs. W. M. Hayes.
W. M. Purdy went to Centralia this
morning to visit relatives.
-Mrs. Frank Ketchum left for her
home at Ames, Iowa, after visiting in
Prof. 1 S. Palmer and Walter
Ritchie of the ,College of Agriculture
left this morning for Norman, Okla.,
where they will etablish a chapter of
the Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional
L. C. Baxter, who has been visiting
his sister. .Miss Kate Baxter, a stu
dent in the University, left this morn
ing for Norborne, Mo.
Dr. W. L. Carter and Lieutenant E.
Huckner, who have been visiting at
the Beta Theta Pi house, left this
morning for Marshall, .Mo.
Miss Carrie Pancoast of the state
home demonstration department of
the College of Agriculture has gone to
Oregon, Mo., to see Miss Cora Devault,
a home demonstration agent. She will
also go to Bethany.
President Tells of Needs In Talk He
for St. Louis Alumni.
A plea for larger appropriations by
the State Legislature to permit the
University of Missouri to expand and
keep pace with the other state uni
versities of the country was made by
President A. Ross Hill of the Univer-
Democrat. Two hundred graduates
and former students of the University
Dr. Hill reviewed the work of the
University and pointed out the diffi
culties caused by the small appropria
tions made in past years. The state
universities of Illinois, Wisconsin,
.Minnesota, Kansas. Nebraska and Iowa
have from one to four times as much
money to operate on each year as the
University of Missouri, he said.
"I found the present legislature the
most friendly that I have ever
known," Hill added, "but some mem
bers excuse the fact that the Univer
sity does not receive large enough
appropriations by saying, 'We haven't
the revenue.' I would ask who con
trols the revenues of Missouri but
The war work of the University
through its students and faculty was
told by President Hill, who said that
50 faculty members and 3,000 stu
dents answered the call to the colors.
A list of fifty students who were killed
in action or died of wounds was read,
with a list of those who were decorat
ed for bravery.
Cotton for Student President (adv i
Cotton for Student President. (adv I
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THE LAST WORD IN
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell will en
tertain at dinner tonight in honor of
Dean Walter Williams. The guests
will be: Dean Williams, Dr. Wood
son Moss, Marshall Gordon, H. H.
Banks, Dean J. C. Jones, R. H. Gray,
N. T Gentry, John N Taylor, G. D.
Edwards, Rev. M. A. Hart and I). A.
To flu Merchants of Columbia.
No bills for goods purchased for the
Farmers' Fair will be honored unless
accompanied by an official order sign
ed by a member of the Fanners' Fair
WILLIAM F. ETZ, Secy.-Treas.
Mrs. James Garth gave a tea yes
1 terday afternoon from 4 until o'clock
, for the following guests: Misses Lu
ciie and Rebecca Evans, Exie Gray,
I Dorothy Logan, Katherine Conley,
Jessie Lansing, Elizabeth Estes, Hed
wig Aullop. Margaret Way, Leah Patt,
Eugenia Hayden, Katherine Cole,
Feme Bewyer and Lucille Lacy.
The Y.W.C.A. cabinet which served
this year and the one which has been
appointed to serve next year will at
tend a house party this week-end at
Dean J. C. Jones' cottage. Riverview
M. U. MEETING IX LIVERPOOL
JO FAMILY in Columbia
can afford to be without our
Cultured Buttermilk, the
greatest p re-digested food and
preserver of the age.
Ask for it at the Fountains.
WHITE EAGLE DAIRY
EDMUND DE LONG
Managing Editor 1920 Savitar
Student Election, Fri. Apr. 4, '19
Polling Places Open 8 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Agriculture Aud., Stae Wine. Acad, Aud.
Women's Gym. 2nd floor Acad Hall
I'liil Nnnzom Writes of Tnenty-Tno
Former Students Then.
The following letter has been re
ceived by the Missourian from Phil E.
Ronzone. a student in the School of
Engineering last year. He attended
the third officers' training camp at
Camp Pike, Ark., and later went
Knotty Ash Camp
March 14. 1919.
Editor the Missourian: You will
probably be somewhat surprised to
hear of a .Missouri meeting away over
here. But I'll say one thing, while
our numoers are pretty small we
make all that up with the good old
M. U. pep, and there is lots of it in
Liverpool, at the present.
In accordance with a recent A. E. F.
order, quite a number of the soldiers
and officers of the A. E. F. have been
selected to go to English and French
universities. In all there were ap
proximately 20,000 chosen, 15,000 to
attend French institutons and 2,000 to
attend the English schools. To quali
fy for appointment one needed at least
two years of college work, and the big
majority selected were college grad
uates. Of those who went to the French
scnools I know nothing, but of the
2,000 detailed to England there are
twenty-two M. V. men. This may not
seem many, but when such schools as
Illinois and Wisconsin have only
twelve and fifteen respectively it is
something to brag about.
We had a little get-together meet
ing the evening of the twelfth and
among those present were men who
ranked all the way from major up to
"buck" private. We decided to fol
low up the meeting with a dinner, set
for the next night. Owing to previous
engagements only fifteen could be
present at the dinner. All that need
be said is that the evening passed in
good old Missouri style. It seemed
almost like home when we frightened
the natives with few old M. U. veils.
1 We didn't forget to sincr "fllil Mis
Those present at the M. V. dinner
given March 18. 1919, at the Clifton
Hotel. Liverpool, England, were: Pri
vate Eugene K. Lutes, Law, '15: Pri
vate Mark Reilly, Engineering. '18:
! Private, first class. Earl R. Gordon.
j I.aw. 19; Private, first class. Horace
C. Smith, Arts, '08; Corporal John C.
Matheny, Agriculture, 'lfi; Corporal
Robert F. Bauer, Arts. '13; Sergeant
.Veil W. Kimball. Journalism, '17; Ser-
, geani unarles C. Woods. Arts. '14;
Sergeant (Jus Vahlkamp. Law, '12;
Sergeant David E. Hudson. Arts, 'is'1
Sergeant Major O. T. Coleman, Agri
, culture, '18; First Lieutenant Ray E.
I Miller. Agriculture, '17; First Lieu
j tenant W. C. Butler, Arts; Second
' Lieutenant H. E. Nettles, Education.
I 'IS; Second Lieutenant P. E. Ron
, zone. Engineering. '18.
J The following M. U. men. are also
J in Liverpool but were unable to at-
tend the meeting: Major Lon S.
j Haymes, Lieutenant Phil s. Gibson.
Lieutenant John Hudson. Lieutenant
Horace Payne. Lieutenant F. Fenton.
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