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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN
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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1920
FOUR-THIRTY O'CliOCK EDITION
NUMBER 81
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1LV. SCHOOLS
LET NEBRASKA
IN CONFERENCE
Uissouri Will Play Ames, Drake
and Oklahoma Elevens
in Columbia Next
Fall.
TRACK MEET TO W. U.
Baseball and Track Schedules
Also Formed by Officials
at Kansas City
Meeting.
By Collet Freja.
KakSis City, Dec 4. The University
of Nebraska has been re-admitted to
membership in the Missouri Valley Con.
ference by the delegates to the twelfth
annual meeting of the Conference here.
Tie schedules for the season of 1921
In all the sports have been practically
completed. Nebraska comes back into
the conference playing Oklahoma, Kan
sas, Ames and Drake in football next
yrar.
Washington I'nhersity was awarded
die annual Missouri Valley Field Meet
which it to be held on May 27 and 28.
The annual Missouri Kansas Indoor
Track Meet will be held" at Contention
Hall in Kansas City March CO.
Special to The Miuourian
Kasu Orr. Dec 4. The Univer
tity of Missouri football, basketball and
track schedules lor 1921 were almost
completed at a meeting of the Missouri
Valley coaches held here yesterday. A
few dates remain to be filled at a later
date.
The Tiger schedule follows r
FOOTBALL
Oct. IS Ames at Columbia.
Oct. 22. Kansas Aggies at Manhat
tan.
Oct. 29. Drake at Columbia.
Not. 5. Washington at St. Louis.
Nov. 12. Oklahoma at Columbia.
Nov. 24. Kansas at Lawrence.
B1SIBAIX
April 8 and 9 Drake at Columbia.
April IS and 16 OUahoma at Nor
man. April 22 and 25 Ames at 'Colombia.
April 26 end 27 Washington at Co.
umbia.
May 4 antl S- KVnJik-jaVLaTence..
May 6 and 7. Kansas Aggies Jt Man-,
hittan.
May 13 and If. Washington at St.
Louis.
May 20 and 21. Kansas at Columbia.
May 27 and 28. Nebraska at Colum
bL TRACK
March 5. Illinois Relay Games.
March- K. C. A. C Meet.
March 20. K. U. Indoor Meet at Kan
sas Gty.
April 21 Drake Relays.
April 30 Penn Relay Games.
May 7. Oklahoma at Columbia.
May 21. Kansas at Lawrence.
May 27 and 23. Missouri Valley Con
ference. June 3 and 4. Western Conference.
MAJOR JACKSON TO LEAVE
Assistant Professor Will Report
'When Released Fron Hospital.
Maj. H. C Jackson, assistant profes
sor of military science and tactics, hat
keen relieved from duty here and will
report to the commanding general at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Major Jackson
is at present in Parker Memorial hos
pital and will go to Fort Leavenworth as
toon as he is able. His classes will be in
eharee of Mat E. 0. Woods.
First Sergt. Robert IL Trask has beerf
relieved from duty here, and will report
ta the commanding general of the Sev
enth Corps Area at Fort Crook, Neb.
FARMERS TO HOLD STOCKS?
Present Low Prices on Wheat and
Wool Cacse Worry
Whether or not Missouri farmers should
Lould their stocks of wheat and wool was
nsidered at the concluding session of
the two-dey meeting of the directors ot
the Missouri Fanners Association In St.
Louis Thursday.
William Hirth of Columbia, organizer
of the association, said that millions of
bushels of wheat and "wool were being
Wd by Missouri farmers, who hope
prices will advance sufficiently to allow
then to profit reasonably, according to
a St. Louis dispatch. The present low
prices, said to be caued by importations,
virtually compel the farmer to "give
sway" the commodities, Mr. Hirth add
ed. Volunteer Band Advertises Work.
A new bulletin board hat been put
up by the Student Volunteer Band on the
southwest corner of the Bible College
campus. The matter on it will be chang
ed eery day during Student Volunteer
Week, next week. A shelf of books has
also been put in the University Library
y the organization.
, Dr. J. A. G. Shipley to Speak.
The Epnorth League at the Broadway
Methodist Church at 6:30 tomorrow even
ing will be led by Blanche Longshore.
Dr. J. A. G. Shipley of Japan, who is
acre for Student Volunteer Week, will
acorns the meeting.
THE WEATHER
For Columbia and vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and Sunday; somewhat cold
er tonight and warmer Sunday afternoon.
Lowest temperature tonight few degrees
above freezing.
For Missouri: Generally fair tonight
and Sunday: cooler tonight; slightly
warmer Sunday west and north portions.
Shippers forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Columbia the lowest tem
perature during the next 36 hours will be
above freezing.
A quite well formed low pressure wave
s crossing the Mississippi Valley 'this
morning. It is attended by cloudy, show
ery weather, especially in its eastern
front which extends from Mississippi and
Arkansas to the lower Lakes; it is trav
eling eastward. A moderate high pres
sure wave, accompanied by clear skies
and cool to moderate cold, is coming
over the southern Rocky Mountain region.
ft is not a severe cold type, and the
change in temperature in the lower Mis
souri Valley will not be very marked.
Light to moderate rain has fallen over
most of Missouri, and the highways are
somewhat slippery but not muddy. Sun
day will be generally fair with about
normal temperature.
Local data: The highest temperature
in. Columbia yesterday was 64 degrees;
and the lowest last night was 49 degrees.
Precipitation 0.01. A year ago yester
day the highest temperature was 22 de
grees and the lowest was 12 degrees. Pre
cipitation 0.00. Sun rose today 7:12 a.
m. Sun sets 4:47 p. m. Moon rises 1:30
M.U. IS NAMED
M $7,500 SUIT
Arthur S. Zumwalt Charges
Negligence'jn Accident
8 Other Cases.
Nine suits were filed with the circuit
clerk today, this being the last day in
which ' suits other than criminal cases
can be filed for trial at the next term
of court.
A suit for $7,500 against the University
was filed by Arthur S. Zumwalt. Zum
walt charges that while be was work
ing on a jointer owned by the Univer
sity, bit hand was caught in the knives
of the machine with a resultant loss of
three fingers jead. the. tip of a. fourth.
The .University wa!.negligent in allows
ing the guard over the knives to become
old and useless, he charges.
Lucy Stewart filed suit for divorce
from John Andrew Stewart, aftei a pe
riod of twenty-four years since their sep
aration. She charges that Stewart threat
ened her, threw rocks at her, failed to
support her, and finally left her. They
were married in 1871.
Frank B. Wegs is suing E. E. Leonard
and J. E. Lyon, asking a lien on prop
erty built for Lyon by Leonard. Leonard
failed to pay Wegs for a heating plant
used in the building. Wegs alleges. C
J. Harris filed a similar suit against
Leonard and Lyon, charging that lum
ber he furnished had not been paid for.
Two suits were Tiled against the Mis
touri, Kansas & Texas Railway by IL E.
Graves and JL M. Neeley. Each rl arges
that the railway failed to furnish prom
ised cars for stock shipments. Graves
asks $70347 damages, and Neeley $111.
A petition was fded for the dissolution
of ;the University Missourian Association
in order that a new corporation to pub
lish the Missourian might Le formed.
The Scharf Koken Manufacturing Com
pany filed suit against the? Centralia
Manufacturing Company, asking the pay.
ment of $971.92 due on an account. The
Centralia Manufacturing Company de
nies incurring the debt.
It. Cook petitioned to adopt Berth.
Maddox, the 31-year-old daughter of
Cook's wife, Phoebe Cook.
CHESTER SILENT TO .MOTHER
Refuses to Talk When She Visits
Him in Cell.
Br "JahJ Pkm.
Kansas Crrr. Dec 4. Denny Chester
was visited by his mother today. He re
fused to utter a word, but his face
showed that he desired to talk. He was
sitting on his iron cot when his mother
appeared.
His mother, Mrs. Milly Chester, at
empted to make him talk. She contin
ued to repeat, "Mother's here. Mother's
here!" She sobbed, and then continued.
"Don't talk if you don't want to. Ill
fight for you."
Chester made no move to accept bis
mother's carresvs.
When the was leaving Chester, she
snore to devote her life to the elimina
tion of the third degree.
STEPHENS TO HAVE HOSPITAL
Will Remodel Cottage to Serve as
Hospital for Students.
The green cottage on the corner of
College and Broadway which is now oc
cupied by Stephens College students will
be remodeled and made into a hospital
to accommodate the students of that in
institution. The other five cottages,
-M-h r, nsed for rooming houses will
continue to be used at such throughout
the entir year.
MRS. M'SWMEY .
RECEIVES SINN
FEIN WELCOME
Sympathizers With Sinn Fein
Flags and Badges Extend
"Silent" Reception to
Martyr's Wife.
NO TROUBLE OCCURS
Police Keep Close Vigilance for
Outbreak Mrs. McSwiney
to Testify About
Ireland.
Br UolcJ Trmt.
New York; Dec 4. Received in ti.
It nee by Sinn Fein sympathizers wearing
Smn Fein badges and carrying the Sinn
Fein flag. Mrs. Muriel McSwiney landed
today from the White Star liner, Celtic
on which she had come from England.
She was accompanied by her sister-in-law.
As soon as they came ashore they were
alen immediately to the Hotel St. Regis,
"frs. McSwiney came here to testify be
fore "the New York Nation Magazine
Commission which is investigating the
state of affairs in Ireland.
Trouble had been expected when Mrs.
McSwiney landed' and several hundred
police had. becnstationed about the car
in which she was to ride and along the
dock to keep the crowd back when she
came ashore. The "silent welcome con.
'inued until she and her sister in law
stepped into the waiting machine, and
then a gre3t cheer was given by the
-cng who waited to see her. The car
was accompanied to the hotel by a police
guard on motorcycles. There was no
disturbance incidental to her arrival.
FORMER STUDENTS IN CHINA,'!" largest number of standard dubs.
Dr. and Sirs. F. R. McDonald With
Methodist Medical Mission.
Mr. and Mrs. Mason Vaugh have just
received a letter from Sirs. F. R. Mc
Donald in China. Both Doctor and Mrs.
McDonald are at the Methodist Medical
Mission in Changsli, North China, where
Doctor McDonald is practicing. Doctor
McDonald was graduated from the
School of Medicine .of the University of
Missouri In 1916. Mrs. McDonald, who
as formerlyMiss Blanche Calc. is also
a former Muqent pt the University.
Doctor JlcDooaldJs spending Shrur3i,hrute-''Sherwent'to
at' language -study" besides his work ini ni by Japan; and -while there
the hospital. Mrs. McDonald assists in
the care of both foreign and Chinee
babies, in the hospital, and' teaches a
class of boys in senior English. She
relates an amusing experience with some
of the boys tvho did not understand what
she meant when she asked them to write
a composition on the last revolution.
Mrs. McDonald closes her letter by
saying: "I wish to assure you that we
will be delighted to have the Volunteer
Bulletin as often as you can send iL We
would also greatly appreciate an occa
sional Missourian.1
ATTENDS AGRICULTURE SHOW
W. A. Albrecht Returns From Ex
hibit at Chicago.
W. A. Albrecht of the College of Agri
culture has returned from Chicago, where
he was in charge of the exhibit sent by
the University to the annual agricultural
-how there. It started on iKovember 27
and will end tomorrow.
The show was started several years ago
but was not a success until last year
Sen the Chicago Board of Trade offer
ed an annual sum of $10,000 to the
schools of the country to hold the ihow.
Its purpose is the production of more and
better grain and general farm products.
The exhibit which the University took
to Chicago consisted in the main of pic.
turcs and diagrams showing the results
of experiments carried on by the College
of Agriculture. All thot departments of
the school were represented.
C AS Helm and R. T. Kirkpatrick,
both of the College of Agriculture at
tended the show. Mr. Helm was one of I
e judges in the corn contest and Mr.
Kirkpatrick was in charge of the corn
exhibit from Missouri.
RED CROSS CHAPTER MEETS
Report Shows Boone County
Near
Goal in Roll Call.
The annual meeting ot the Boone
County chapter of the Red Cross was
held yesterday afternoon in the Commer.
cial Club rooms. J. G. Babb, who has
charge of the fourth Red Cross Roll Call,
reported that the goal in Boone County
had almost been reached.
The nominating committee submitted
a list of names from which the board of
directors, for the coming year will be
selected. This board, when chosen, will
elect the officers for the coming year.
SLAYS niS GRANDMOTHER?
Decatnr, 111., Stan Said to Have Con
fessed Killing.
B UuteJ rreM.
DtCAint, Iul. Dec. 4. RoHand Wal
ker, 31, has been charged for the murder
of his grandmother, Mrs. Msry J. Wal
ker. He has confessed to the murder,
Mrs. Walker had been thot twice- in
the back. When found, the was lying
across her bed. Not until she had been
taken to the undertaker - was it found
that her death was from no natural
CLUBS
Program Arranged for Boyi
ys and
Girls for Farmers Week.
The program for the Boys' and Girls
Clubs for Farmers Week, January IT
22, 1921, at the College of Agriculture
University of Missouri, has been atranged
and the premium list completed: This
is an annual event and many counties
have sent club representatives J this
meeting. Sometimes me expensea.oi me
team are paid by the county farm bur
eau, a commeiical club, or a Jcounty
court, and sometimes by the members
themselves.
The 'program includes demonstrations
in judging all products of the farm with
instructions in the activities of rural life
rhere will be demonstrations iftjrewing
and canning and much wholesome recre
ation offered. l?
At each morning session short "talks on
the development of the 4-H duK symbol;
th ITr.iti. Heart. Hands and Health will
be given by Dean F. B. Mumford of the
College of Agriculture, Dr. A. Boss Hill,
president of the University, Ur.'Jl. f.
RaveneL of the department ofpreven
tive medicine, and R. IL Emberton, state
leader of the bop' and girls cIabs; '
The exhibits will consist of bags, taps.
aprons bloomers, nightgowns, petticoats.
combination Juits, wath dresseSj-patcnes
on xxrments. darned stockings, middies
- smocks and middy dress ox. middy
suits. Uub members may enter Isewing
exhibits in any or all classes. ' As well
there will be vegetable and canning
entries.
Trophy cups will be awarded as fol
lows: 1 To the girl ranking highest in
home, economics work. 2 The best can
ning club exhibit of IS jars. 3 The
county making the highest record in
home economics. 4 The best story and
eport of canning club work. 5 Ftur
cups, one to the county in the northeast.
southeast and southwest sections of the
state having the largest number of grain
fudging contests. 6 Team scoring bigh-
! est in stock judging. 7 County having
o cute BU1C1U W UlC LVUIIJ iwwuifi IW
Highest score in contests held during
Farmers Week.
LETTER FROM MISSIONARY
Dr.
Jennie Fleming' Tells of Condi
tions in India.
Mrs. L. A. Fleming, 1207 Walnut
ureet, has received a letter from her
daughter. Dr. Jennie Fleming, who left
en August 23 to resume her work as a
missionary in India. Doctor Fleming
I had, zac i"d,lhe Mwjjjjf Minegejiwhese
saw .Misses tdith ana Jiyrtie raiker,
Mr. ini Mrs. Charles Robinson and Jew-
1 Palmer, all of whom went from Colom
bia to do missionary work
Doctor Fleming speaks discouragingly
of conditions in India. "I am told that
we are again threatened with a famine
and.it is feared a severe one she said.
The car which the Columbia Christian
Church furnished for Miss Fleming had
not yet arrived though she was expect
ing it soon. The church organizations
also furnished an Edison machine and
ihe people of the little village are wait,
ing anxiously for these new things to ar
rive -
LOCAL REAL ESTATE ACTIVE
Large Transfers Were Recorded
Yesterday.
George S. Hall, executor for L. D.
Hart, disposed of $22,420 worth of farm
land j Midday.- The land- included about
355 acres located from 13 to 18 miles
southeast of Columbia. Eula F. Cal
vert bought 235 acres, at J 14,420 and
Lura M. Hall took the remainder at $3,
000. Mrs. Calvert and her husband the
ssrae day sold 75.87 acres about 13 miles
southeast of the city, near the land pur
chased, Jor $3,000. Ira L. Pace was the
purchaser.
J. M. PhiTIippe and Mary E. Phillippe
Id two lots oa Iks corner of Perry and
Banks streets to Lmmett Wade for $1,
500. EVIDENCE IN HAMON MURDER
Attorney Says Former Business
Slanager Had Gun.
tr IMteJ rrwe.
Ardhobi, Oku- Doe 4. Evidence
that Frank Ketcli, former business man
ager for Jake L. Hamon lis connected
with the shooting of the millionaire Jake
L. Hamon, was indicated here today by
County Attorney Russel Brown. He de
clared that Ketch had the small pistol
which was used in the shooting and also
the clothing which Hamon wore at the
time
Northcutt Is Admiinstrator.
R. W. Northcutt was appointed admin
istrator of the estate of E. G. Read, of
near Stephens Store, by the Probate
Court today. The estate consists of 73
acres of land and a small amount of per.
sonal property.
St. Louis Couple Marty.
Arthur Lowden, 25, and Miss Iris Me.
Farland, 18, both of St. Louis, secured a
marriage license today and were married
in the recorder's office by Judge IL A.
Collier.
Miss FJra Plank Called Home.
Miss FJva Plank, chapenm at the Pi
Beta Phi house has been called to her
home in Bloomington, T t on account of
hr "illness of her father.
PRIZES FOR COUNTY
Rich
OMhUJiU
nanc.
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onl et.
THEATERIvTLL
CHANGE HANDS
Tom Hall to Re-Assume Con
i trol of His. Building
January 15.
The present lease on the Hall Theater
will expire January 15 and the theater
rill again be under the management of
Tom Hall, the owner of the house
Tentative plans for the year include a
vaudeville show combined with motion
pictures. It is expected to have about
two acts of vaudeville from the country's
best circuits each week.
Mr. Hall expects to come to Columbia
abour the Erst of the year, at which time
Ichnite plans will be announced.
The. Hall Theater has been under the
tame management as the Columbia Thea
er. THREE TALKS FOR Y. W. C. A.
Rev. W. M. Haashalter to Speak
Next Thursday Afternoon.
The Y. W. C A. is holding three spec
ial Christmas meetings, the first of which
was given Thurscayr The Rev. Samnel
R. Braden. tpbke on "Christ, The" Ful
filment'ot Prophecy."
The second of the series will be given
at 4 o'clock next Thursday afternoon in
the University Auditorium. Tho Rev.
Walter Haashalter wjU speak on the
"Significance of the Life of Christ." The
following Thursday the last of the ser
ies of talks will be given by Dean Walter
Miller on the "Meaning of Christmas."
PLUMBERS' CONVENTION HERE
President of State Association to
Complete Plans Next Week.
Arrangements for the annual conven
tion ofjhe Master Plumbers Association,
which will le held in Columbia March
21 to 23, will be completed next week,
according to H. C Milo of the Colum
bia Plumbing and Heating Company.
C P. Kennedy, of ,Su Joseph, presi
Vnt of the state association, will be in
Columbia the latter part of next weekto
make final arrangements and confer with
he officers of the 'Commercial Club on
he plans for the convention.
It is believed that the. sessions of the
convention will be held in the ballroom
of the Darnel Boone Tavern. Between
100 and 125 delegates will be here
TO REPEAL WAR LEGISLATURE
Republican House Leaders Plan
First Movement.
Br cat Tnm,
Washi-vctoi. Dec. 4. Republican
House leaders said that the first thing
which the Republican administration
would do would be the repeal of all war
legislation.
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JFAS'JOKEWHARDING;
ACCEPTANCE RECEIVED
TO JOIN FAKE SOCIETY
Between the primaries and the election
this fall, four reporters on the St. Joseph
Gazette decided to play a little joke on
the presidential candidates and con
ceived the idea of forming "The Order
of the Veiled OwL" Forthwith, they
wrote to both Harding and Cox and
formally invited them to honorary mem
bership in this organization oi progres
sive newspaper men. They failed to
tute that the charter members numbered
only four and that the organization could
not even hope for more than six mem
bers. Time went by and (he joke was all but
forgotten. Nothing was heard from Cox
he seemed to hae severed his con
nections with the "prominent" newspaper
men of the country. At last a letter "of
acceptance was received from Warren
G. Harding. He emphasized the fact that
first and foremost he was a newspaper
man and that he was greatly honored to
become a member of "The Order of the
Veiled OwL" The letter of acceptance
hangs above the desk of Oland D. Rus
set a University student. He was a
charter member of the order, and now is
enable to decide whether the jokei is
on him or on Harding.
INCREASES WEIGHT OF LOAF
Model Bakery Adds to Size of Loaf
Bat Not to the Price.
An increase in weight of one and a
half ounces on the 10-ccnt loaf of breaS
has been made by the Model Bakery
since the first of December. Loaves of
white bread priced at IS cents and 25
cents have been jmie larger in. propor
tion to the change in. the 10-ccnt loaf.
Rye graham and salt-rising bread now
weigh the same as the new 10-cent white
loaf.
Chicken Pie Supper at Benton School
A chicken pie supper was held from 6
to 8 o'clock last night at Benton School
under the auspices of the Benton School
Mothers Club. The purpose of it was to
raise money to buy garments for the
Doorer children so that they might go to
school; to buy equipment for the do
mestic science department, and to make
a donation to the Columbia Public Li
irary. The amount taken in, according
9 Mrs. E. E. Combs, the treasurer, was
$82.75. Mrs. Orme McCammon and Mrs.
W. G. Stephenson supervised the cook
ing and Mrs. J. D. Vanliorn and Mrs. C
E. Combs had charge of the dining room.
Valley Spring School Enrolls.
The Valley Spring School, in district
No. 62, near Huntsdale has enrolled as
a contributing member of the Red Cross,
having paid the membership fee of $S.
The teacher, Mrs. C M. Daly, and nioe
tten pupilt tubscribad.
Holidays
Copyright 1920 by 1. H. DonahtjS
ARGENTINE TO
LEAVE LEAGUE?
Motion That All Independent
Nations Declare Stand
, May Admit Germany.
nr T-iuj rw
Gekeya, Dee 4. Argentine's delegate,
today declared that Argentina had post
poned her action of breaking away from
the League Pueymdon also stated that
he saw no reason for Argentina's drop
ping from the League
Armenia today announced that neither
the League nor anything save the soviet
rule had helped it. It was announced
that itwas through the Soviets that peace
had been brought, and the Armenian
provinces given back.
Br Uallta Ptom.
Gt-MVA, Dee 4. Honorib Pueyrredon,
today announced to President Paul Hy.
mans of the League1 of Nations that the
Argentine delegation would withdraw
from the assembly.
A motion which has been placed be-,
fore the assembly requires that all 'in
dependent nations declare their attitude
or they will be voted into the assembly
without further discussion.
It is under this motion that it has
been reported Germany is likely to
be made a member of the assembly.
AXliEMA A SOVUT aXTCBUC
By Catted Tnm,
Lomov, Dee. 4. Armenia has today
been declared a Soviet Republic accord
ing to a dispatch which has been receiv
ed from Moscow. President Wilson has
just consented to mediate in the question
between Armenia and Turkey.
nARDING BACK IN U. S. TODAY
President-Elect Ends His Month's
Vacation as Pastorea Docks.
Oslisi rnas.
.Novolk, Va, Dee. 4. President
elect Harding set foot on American toil
today, bringing to a dote a month's va
cation. The ship, Pastores, on which the
President-elect and his party traveled,
docked early this doming. The party
came ashore at 10:30 a. ta.
Harding was given a big welcome when
he came ashore Twenty-five airplanes
circled about over the ship and the navy
yards and three big navy dirigibles hov
ed close to the shore line He was tak.
en en a tour of the ship yards and was
then taken to a hotel inhere i luncheon
was to be held and Harding was to deliv
er an address.
MlHer Arrested for Passing; Check.
Clarence Miller, 1507 Paris road,
pleaded not guilty to a charge of pass
ing a worthless check for $10 in Justice
John S. Bickneli's court this moraine.
Jit trial wtt set for Wednesday,
CONSPIRACY TO
ROR FARMFRQ
SAYS SENATOR I
Capper of Kansas Declares
' Gambling Is Alain factor
in Decline of Grain
Prices.
WOULD TAX FUTURES :
Says There Is Immense Plot,
to Milk Grower of Mil-
lions of Dollars on
Crops.
Br Cail4 ram.
Wasmycto'v, Dee 4. Gambling is
grain of all kinds was today declared
to be the main factor which has canted
the great declines in the prices of grains.
Senator Capper of Kansas today said
that there Is an immense conspiracy made
up to carry on gambling in grain which
is intended to milk the farmers and grain
growtrs out of millions of dollars. Sen
ator tapper said that he was going to
introdice to the Senate Monday a bill
which War require that a tax of 10 per
cent be levied on all deals consummated '
in grain futures, except where the acrsal
delrrerr is" made '-
. tie said, t ims dm win stop tne tts-M
mendous amount of gambling wUch-la j.
going on in. grains and will elimiat ?
the wheat pits and the great warchoases' '
in every city where the gamblingTSTcar.
ried on. The Chicago Board of Trade
is the largest gambling estabEshmeat in
the world which deals in grains and by
this law it, will be put out of business."
The senator went on to say; "The wheat
and com crops of the country are told
many times over in Chlcagobefore even
grain of the crops get' into the mar
Vet. Under this bill this practice wiH
be Mopped."
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WILL OUTLINE FARM POLICY,
Agricultural Leaders of Coantry
to Meet in Indiaaapohs.
it Und ma.
IxDU-itrous. Dee 4. Agricultural
leaders from every part of the country
will assemble here Monday in the sec
"id annual convention of the American
tarmllnreatrtederation, ro-tike up the
"Tobtems confronting;the fanner and to
ruteust measures for their solution and
relief in eonfunction wjth the formula.
on ofa national agricultural policy.
The convention will eontinuTfor three
"'T and is expected to attract one of
the largest representative gatherings of
icuiiunsia in tne History oi the eras- r
try. Delegates of the more than a mil.
i-n members of the American Farm Bar- '
can Federation in the 33 states through
which its organization extends, wiH at
cnd. In addition, there wiH be repre
sentatives of other industries and bo-ri-
organizations with which agricul
ture is closely alUed.
The proposed national agricultural
otlicy ta which the convention wiH de
vote the greater part of its n'-. is tho
retgrowth'of a plan which had its iarep.
ion before tho war, but whose develop.
nent was intemmted with tk Ai -J -"
tosUllties. However, with mJiMmt "(
Jnd the new problems the -war brought r
the door of the farmer, the need ef.aS-
uamiie agncmtural policy has been fek
more than ever. For some time a fro?
of prominent agricultural leaders, sad
'erts on financial, transportation and
marketing problems have been co-oser-ating
with President Howard of the Fed
eration in working out the essential fes-
tures of a complete policy. Tho rest1'
oi ineir deliberations will be presented
, ." uravennon ana tne decisions rets
J in regard to them will be mads the
basis of the future educarional. legisla
tive and economic activities of organised
'(nculturs.
RETURNS FROM LECTURE
Dr. J. L. Meriara Spends Ten Bar-
io Florid. "
Br. J. L. Merlam, professor of scico! ,
"'M' i we university, retsrasa
jc-Heroay-oratag from Florida rfcsM
ie nas oeen delivering lectures at I
en institutes. He was in florid
-ays. lie was. asked ta ulk m that
era and to'lead ths iutimiM In two t
ic alter the. teachers there had nsd
"ocior Meriama mnt hole I till .
with educational rfn. Th. 'raaaar "?;-i
atntsyttem in school, is used in noritVL
"What surprised me most," said B
jor Meriam this morning, 'Vat the taasV
her of teachers in the state frost J
northern part of the United State." a
vs asked to send teachers to TMM
from the School of Education of the
Unlvertify next year. -
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WILSON FINISHES MESSAOst
to
Not Known. Whether He WiM Mr,
dress Congress PersottHr-
f CM tnm.
WAsmircTOf. Dee 4-It was
nounced today that President ITUtea fifej
completed his message to Cesunss.taii j
"ft the message, is to.be' seat nTti
printer immlb.T
There it no indication whether er ist,
"" freadeat w deliver the :
' person wkm - - i
ft is reported that he desim to A
personally bat that Doctor Craystsi;
Sot allow :, '
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