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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURI AN
CITY IS ASKED
TO BUILD NEW
Bear Creek and Hinkson Are
Dry Several Months in
Year and Cannot Han
SIDEWALKS TO BE BUILT
Plans Are Being Mnde for 2,-
000 Feet of Set.-r Need-
ed in North Part of
Plans fur disjiosi.-ig of sewage from
ihe new Bear Creek and Ilinkson sewers
were di'cussed last night at (he regular
meeting of the Gty Council.
Sheriff Fred C Brown, who owns a
farm near the outlet of the Bear Creek
sewer, called thr attention of he coun
cil to the fact that the creek. is dry about
two months of eery year, and that
during that time there i no way of dis
tuning of the sewage. Me said that in
1911 the creek was dry for nine months.
Mavor Jaires M. Gordon stated that
the cit would he compiled to build
cpt.c tanks if the streams could not
handle the sewage. The c.l) intend,
to ,u.M (hem as soon as possible bul
d.n-t not hate enough money under the
present liond issue. However, if the
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condiln.ii becomes ilangerous the city
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will LbiM tanks, according to .Mayor
iiiii iu y
It i- the opini in of the engineers that
for the present, the sewage will not be
make a tank!
such quantities as to
nece-ar. The city has jlread) secured
ground at both the Hear Creek and the.
1 link-on site and the council expects
to provide effective septic tanks as soon
According to a report made by the
city treasurer In the special sewer com-
n'ltcc. there was on May SI a total ol
.17; 07111. ..nil-.!.!., for severs. T he !
contract price for the sewers made by j
the McCoy Construction Co, ol fcm-
poiia. Kan was $122.75. Of hS
iTpT cSrahtld:;,: a'lota, of j
86ri51.17 paid and due the contractor.
ruN to lai .new Tire
The -ewer committee reported tnat
about 2,000 feet of eight-inch sewer is
needed in the north part of the city and
that ,he wanted to put it in if pcrmis-
sion could he obtained from II. II.
Ill.. .he owner of the property. This
sewer will cost approximately $150 a
L E. Rowland was instructed to find
a new stove for the police headquarters
and Hi report the price at the next coun
cil meeting for approval.
Residents of Hirth avenue petitioned
for a v.a:er main. The matter was re
ferred to the water and light committee.
The Berry Wlmlcsale Co. asked per
mission to extend a track of the Wabash
across an all.y to the New Boone County
elevator, now under construction. The
city engineer jiointcd out hat the al
ley vas aUut three feet higher than the
i .1 . . ... ..m.tl.l run fin ti 4IIC
track from lsolt, sides He said that
.i i iho milter would
zrLisz. i. .a ;
.:. i ... ril dip track up four
feet. The matter was referred to the
street commit!, e, the city engineer and
tlie city attorney for investigation.
EH SIDLVVALK TO BE BUILT.
The city clerk was authorized to issue
tar bills for SO feet of concrete sidewalk
on the north idc of Walnut street from
Tnll, street east at a cost 01 !".
concrete sidewalk on the west side ofi
Short -treet from Walnut to the alley ,
south of Walnut at a cot of Sloa.4U, anua, christian College. The meeting last
41 1-2 feet of 'idewalk on tbe wet side, n;gh, JicusscJ the problem of the back
et Wcstwood avenue, in front of theWarj pup; wj,h emphasis on the fact
property of J. M. Long, at a cost of ,hat ,here should be fewer courses and
SH3'J7. j more thorough work in the ones given.
A mercantile agent's license was is-i President Edgar D. Lee, who was a
sued to Helen Carmody, representing delegate from Christian College to the
llarfelds 1'arWen store of Kansas City,, Missouri State Teachers Convention in
to exhibit at the Daniel Boone Tavern. Kansas City lat week, gave a report of
and to take orders for women's clothing. ,,e rnteting.
Ceorge Cro-white was granted a li-, While in Kansas C. y. Prudent Lee
cense to open a bakery at 19 North Ninth attended a meeting of the board of d.rec
street. o.xL.ing under the name of the tors of the educational commission of he
r i ', li. I -r. To Christian Church. This commission
T; '.' h-r! I ense was denied J. R. A. made plans for securing the U-t million
HincThccau he did not .a.e what he dollars needed in the Miun move-
wanten to sell. huckster's School, that will get money from this
Nate Kice -y, la hk t M.BlJBlb,e
licen-e to sell fruit and vegetables .
Horten-e K.l fm Wiiara Wood. College and Mi-souri
to sen liailges lor iioi.ki.""i.
the student president of the tniverMty
relucted that no one 1 given a license
deT".:. diTnoanct-i-on the sale of Robert M Graham Post Elects
the badges and that the merchants of Co- Officers for Year.
iumbiave financed Homecoming and The following .Bern were : ebted at
the credit .- due to them. He says that ,he annual banquet of the Kobert M.
if ,h bdges are sold for the benefit Graham PC. No 280 . .the e,eran, o
of the InFvcrsity it M l""c from FreiS" W" hM ' IUm, Cafe a"
1 credit ue the merchants and that nig!: Arthur B. Ccevin. commander;
the student ld) did not approve or William Christians senior vice com
student, Uin- badge for personal rnandcr; Albert Smith, junior vice com
students sell.n uan iraander: W. J. Dooley, quartermaster;
Tlicen-e t'o operate a tire repair and Carl Gentry historian; Rev. James H.
to ,!! ibem this vear. He sam inc -u
i.wl I,, llarvev uvmuiou..-
itted alo to sell tires,
.mmittee reported that
He will be permi
tube- and batteries.
Tt .i.i. rmmittee reportei
tlie Greets and alleys were being cleaned
""lE cSTTita was authored to'presiden, of the ..udent body.
8 PAGES, 64
For Columbia and vicinity: Generally
fa:r tonight and Wednesday; not much
change in temperature, lowest tonight
28 to 30.
For Missouri: Generally fair tonight
and Wednesday; not much change in
Shippers' forecast: Within a radius
of 200 miles of Columbia the lowest tem
perature during the next 36 hours will
be 28 to 30 in all directions.
Weather conditions; Clear to partly
cloudy skies prevail. About seasonal
cold is general in nearly all of the coun
try. In the far south it is somewhat
colder than uual. Thermometers are
near the freezing value in Mississippi,
Alabama and Georgia. In the far north
west temperatures are aliout 20 above
Highways: Rough generally and in
low places soft to muddy.
Data for Columbia: Highest tempera
ture yesterday, 46; lowest last night, 25;
precipitation 0.00. One year ago, high
est, 63; lowest, 33; precipitation, 0.00.
rope off whatever streets he considers
necessarj during the game on Thanks-
j giving day, and to employ as many men
as will lie needed to Handle the trattic.
Due to the number of accidents at the
fiirntt fil I Tmvoreit i- imnitA anil I lilt
ftrfe, ,he council authorizcj ,he phcing
j of jnger s;gn9 - ,h(. u abgu
Ljrf fee, from e cofnrr d,.
j r- " r f . , . .
Cecil r. Crane requested permission
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I t0 I'ul ln a ncw filling tank on Ninth
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i treet about 31 feet from the corner of
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Walnut and Ninth streets. He has a
tank on the corner but it was argued
,'1"" ""'" u'oc''8 'raffic. His petition was
granted provided that he will discontinue
the use of the old tank and build the new
one under the supervision of the city en
gineer and the fire chief. He is to build
the tmk under the sidewalk and not
under the street so that the street will
not have to be torn up. ,
The library board reported a total ex
penunurc ot aizua.v. I Hey are staying
- Wlthin ,hc buJS! allowed by the
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Hig jiaior:t,. of g- Seats Enables
Him .to iraT.tiee Poiicy of
B, rt,i ft,...
. Lovdo. Nov. 21.-Wi
."" V e.gUty-five ea t.
Polmed parties .n Pari
With a clear ma-
seats oer all other
political lurtiea in Parliament, Premier
Bonar Law is to hae ample opportunity
to test bis policy of "tranquility.
The Conenatives Hon a tremendous
tictory; a victory that uas a surprise to
the country, coming as it did after early
announcement of successes of the Labor
part). Hea toting in the industrial
districts had put many labor candidates
into office earl), hut when returns from
outl)ing districts came in, Britain's gen
eral election of Wednesday prated to
hate been something in the nature of a
Iimar Law' goternment will he un
hampered for the present; his majnrit)
makes it pos-thle for him to rule Par
lament .,, as autocratic a fashion as did
t,t "i,,c 'Tr1" ?
JHH uuniitdn UJ ti; ixt-suii, nuncui, in.
.as returned himself, and he will hate
about him in the Mouc a little group of
National Liberal mhch may prove the
nucleus of an efficient opposition.
DISCUSS BACKWARD PUPILS
Christian College Teachers Hear
Rpnnrt hv President Lee.
DiuMroii clas-es of school problems
anj meI10(ls are held every two weeks
Prof. O. R. Johnon. past commander of
,,he pot; Prof. William A. Albrechl.
chairman of the graduation committee of
ns - r . -
the University: Col. William t. t'ersons;
Capt. John l Uke. and Irl W. Brown,
Says Government Operation of
Shipping Board Means
Loss of S50,000,000
WOULD DIMINISH BURDEN
Harding Confident Whole Coun
try Will Support Meas
ure When Facts
'Br rf Frett.
WtsillNCTOV, Nov. 21. In a fighting
message, President Harding today dared
the foes of the administration's ship
subsidy bill to assume the responsibility
of defeating it.
Declaring no proposition placed before
Congress had ever met such a "resolute
hostility," the President, in a message de
livered in person to the extraordinary
session of Congress, challenged his op
ponents to meet the issue fairly.
The President devoted practically all
of his message to a vigorous advocacy
of the subsid), mentioning only one
other national problem. This and other
questions -ill be dealt with in his mes
sage to the regular session of Congress
which will meet December 4.
Striking statements of the President
n his vigorous advocacy of the hip
-iubsid) included the following:
"If the leg'slation fails, then will come
the supreme humiliation,' the admission
hat the failed States, our America,
minent among maritime nation-, is in
apable of asserting itself in the peace-
.ul triumph of the seas of the world.
"The blunt indisputable fact of the
'oss of $50,000,000 a year through gov
ernment operation of the Shipping Board
"Thus far I have been urging govern
ment aid to American shipping, having
in mind every interest of our producing
population, whether of mine, factory or
farm, because extending commerce is the
foremost fact of every nation in the
"There is no thought here and now
to. magnify the relations of our mer
jiiant marine to our national defense. It
's enough to recall that we entered (he
World War dependent upon our Allies
'or transportation by sea.
"In the simplest way, I can a our
mmediate problem is not to build up
i merchant marine, which I hold to lie
me of the highest and fnnst worthy as
pirations of any people; our problem i
to deal with what we now possess.
"I am not asking your authorization of
1 new ami added draft on (he public
treasury, I am only offering a proposi
tion In diminish the burden we are al
Bv Duid Lawbfs.ce
Copyright 1922. .
WMitCTON, Nov. 21. President
Harding faces the climax of his political
career. He means to force ship subsidy
'egislation through Congress. The whole
pressure of the admini-tration will be
put into the fight. There will-be no reces
sion. The President is confident the whole
country will support the ship subsidy
program when it understands the facts.
He cliarges that enemies of the measure
have misrepresented the cae. -They are
trying to prejudice the nation because
of its traditional opposition to subsidies.
B6 a pre-war subsidy and a post-war
subsidy are different things in Mr. Hard
ing's opinion. Tlie United States govern
ment is at present subsidizing the Ship,
ping Board. Mr. Harding wants to re
duce that financial burden by another
plan which will cost much lf"s. His pro
posal is to salvage the war fleet, the idea
being to encourage private owners to take
the government vessels and build up a
shipping trade and pay back to the gov
ernment in time the amount of the aid
The cost of the program would be less,
Mr. Harding argues, than to continue to
furnih the Shipping Board annually
with the pre-ent appropriations for gov
ernment operation. Besides, the Presi
dent contends that if the government
keeps on operating the ships they will
wear out and Congress, will not be dis
posed to appropriate any money to re
place them. Also the war-lime fleet is
not suited in every particular to peace
conditions and certain types of ves-cls
must be built to balance the merchant
marine. Tlie government will not spend
any more money on ship construction
but properly encouraged private compan
Mr. Harding feels that the" whole thing
is a bookkeeping transaction. To do
nothing means to expend annually large
sums for government operation, a plain
subsidy without hope of return. To pas
the pending bill means to reduce the
amount of government expenditure and
assure a return of a large part of the
original cot of the ship-. Apart from
these considerations, the administration
stres-es, of course, the value to the
'United States of a merchant fleet in
cae of war and the greater value of a
fleet which permits America's products
to be carried to the four corners of the
earth b) American ships and under rates
mole or less under government regulation.
When Winter Comes Star Dies.
Gloria Swanson is dead. She died
in Columbia about two weeks ago
in a kitchen on College avenue. It
is admitted that there were tears
shed over her and that she hafbeen
missed greatly by certain persons of
this city but (here were very few
who knew of the sudJen end of this
famous personage. Gloria passed
many happy days iq Columbia and
she was yet young when tbe unfor
tunate accident happened that
caused her death. Gloria had been
the pride of the family. She was
given the best of care and the choic
est of food all because she was a
cute bide yellow- Persian, kitten.
IS CODSEY'S SUBJECT
Second Story of U. of M. Series
Appears in Sunday Edition of
St. Louis Star.
The second of a -erics of f stories
written by Roy Codsey, ttaff correspond
ent for tlie St. Louis Slav appeared in
Iat Sunday's edition of that paper. It
,.' m!l...t "ttli.i Its Great Stats Col
lege of Agriculture Means to Miwouri."
The article gave an account W the
growth and development of the College
of Agriculture from its establishment in
1870, with one teacher and six students,
up to the present time, with its enroll
ment of 1,623 students. In a compara
tive table of appropriations for the va
rious experiment stations in the Colleges
of Agriculture in the middle w"es;ern
states it was shown that Missouri's ap
propriation of S4O.00O is the smallest.
The highest is $279,032. at the University
of Ohio; and the average for eight states
The work of this college, Mr. God-ey
wrote, is the greatest factor in the ex
pansioT of all kinds of farming. It daily
accents those things of tremendous value
in training farmers ami farm women and
miking agriculture efficient.
Mr. Codsey is to atteH the American
Roval Live Stock Show in Kansas City.
He will speak before the Ozark Press
Association in Joplin Thursday, at which
lime he will tell them about the Univer
sity budget. Mr. Codsey will return to
Mrs. Fellon of Georgia Is First
,to Take-Seat in Up
Ef t'mtrd rtttt.
Wamiincton. Nov. 21. Mrs. Felton.
the fir-l woman senator in history, was
sworn in as a member of the upper
houc of Congress today.
.Mrs. Felton rn-e from her seat in the
rear of the clumber and, accompanied
by Senator Harris of Ceorgia, walked up
to the vice president's desk. She raised
lur right hand and the acting jire-ident
of the Senate delivired the oath for the
fir-t time to a woman.
There was no objection to her admis
sion and Senator George, who could have
claiircd the seat by showing bis creden
tials, was ab-ent. lie was tleclcd to the
place this month, after Mr. Felton had
been apiinteil by the governor.
REV. I.AMIJ IS THIRD SPEAKER
Secretary of Ohio Federation to
Talk Ministers' Week.
The Rev. B. F. l-amli. survey supcrvi-or
and secretary of the Ohio Federation of
Churches, has been selected as the third
..peaker of the Ministers' Week, which
will lie held here December 1 to 8, it
was announcd today by acting Dean W.
C. Cibbs of the Bible College. The Rev
erend Mr. Lamb will speak on Thursday
afternoon and evening and on Friday
evening of the week.
The Ohio Federation of Churches is
an organisation composed of various
church denominations. The purpose of
the organization is to promote co-operation
in solving the problems of rural
church communities and in establish
ing an educational program to create sen
timent which will make it possible to re
distribute church forces and bring about
a more equal distribution -of service.
Mr. Lamb has j'ust completed an ex
tensive survey for the federation of all
the counties in Ohio, vi-iling each one
him-elf, gathering information from pas
tors, ihurch officials and community lead
ers and upon the results gathered from
this survey will speak to the ministers
and those interested in the advancement
of rural churches.
Mrs. Shepherd to Go to Springfield.
Mrs. Anna M. Shepherd of Columbia,
supreme manager of the state lodge of
Royal Neighbors, probably will attend
the eighth annual district meeting of the
organization which will be held in
Springfield Friday. Mrs. Alice L.
Wendt, of St. James, state supervisor,
will be unable to attend. The definite
program for the convention has not
been completed yet.
Ilazar Thursday at Student Home.
The women of the Sacred Heart
Church will give a supper and bazar
Thursday at the Knights of Columbus
Student Home. Christmas gifts will be
on ale. A light lunch will be erved
during the iy ami a hot chicken sup-
er will lie erved in tlie evening. The
public is invited.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21,
Fred C. Trigg of K. C. Star
Considers Legs Most Im
MUST HEAR CORRECTLY
Profession Offers Large Field
for Giving Service With
out Thought of
"Every successful newspaper is built
upon the foundation of its reporting
staff." said Fred C Trigg, of the editor,
ial staff of the Kansas Gty Star, in
addressing the students of the School of
Journalism in the auditorium of Jay II.
Neff Hall lhis.moming.
"I am going to talk about reporting
this morning, for after all the newspaper
profession depends upon the profession
of reporting. In the early davs the paper
with the best editorial policy was the
one that found favor in the public mind.
However, this type of newspaper is pass
ing out; (his is not the day of the ed
itorial paper but the day of the news
"I have been asked what I consider
the most important requirements of a
good reporter. I would say eyes, ears
and legs; and the legs are the most
important. He must go after the news.
The trouble with many reporters on the
metropolitan papers is their inclination
"News cannot be successfully trans-
mitted over the telephone or by word of
mouth. By these methods it loses Ks
atmophere. A reporter cannot get the
atmosphere of a story unless he is on
the ground. He must go where the news
is, lie mu- interview the people con
cerned. The telephone has been a handi
cap to accuracy, to the spirit of the
I thing, and han't furnished the exer
cise that a reporter needs.
KEEV EARS ARE NEEDED
"Reporters must have keen ears; they
must hear what they are sent to hear.
They mut hear correctly. Many a pub
lic speaker a amazed upon reading what
he is supposed to have said. The spirit
of many interviews is lost by the dis
tortion of the speakers words by a
porter who has not heard them correct'
Mr. Trite cited the instance of a
I speech by the governor of Kansas which
was printed in His own paper, ue saiu
(hat he had no sooner read the printed
speech than he knew that the governor
did not say the things attributed to
him. This he said was caused by the
reporter not Ii-tening with a sense of re
TRUTIinX RErORTER WIS
Mr. Trisg cave an example of two re
porters with whom he had come into
contact. Both started at about (he same
time on the same paper. One was a bril
liant writer he could write anything but
die truth. The other fellow couldn't
write, the copy readers would throw up
tl...;.- h-nds in dismay when his copy
would come through, he had no idea of
the use of the English language, lie
wouldn't snell. The manager was read)
to fire him and sent for him. He
couldn't lie found that day, nor the next,
nor during the next week. However, tie
nimnl in send in his copy and to
make his rounds each day. Seeing he
was so persevering, the manager linauy
got word to him that he could remain
An ilia staff
In time the first reporter, the bril
liant young writer,, outgrew Kansas
City and went to Chicago, then to New
York. Before long, However, nc 1...
back to Chicago, (hen to Kansas City,
then to Topeka, then Wichita, and fin
ally was working on the very smallest
daily papers in Kansas. All of this was
K-a.,a, he couldn't write the Iruth, and
it took about one season on each paper
for this to be found out. Hie seconu
fellw is still working on the paper on
which he started.
mnv mil lOVF. OF PROFESSION
"School teachers and reporters work
fro the love of the thing and 1 tnani.
God that there are two professions that
have not been commercialized," said the
speaker. "I believe that the profession
of reoorling offers the greatest opportun
ity for service. A reporter must always
think of giving, giving, giving, not of
getting. A new day has dawned in tne
newspaper field. A newsaper mut give
more than it can ever hope to get in
return. In this respect it is different
from other businesses in a community.
"A newspaper must keep ahead of its
community, the latter needs its leader
ship. The newspaper that properly fills
its place is the one that tells what its
community wants, what it needs, and
then it mut force this upon the pub
lic." . .
Mr. Trigg closed his talk by laying
empliasis on the necessity of a reporter
!-.:., TmniKhetic. He said that he
would discharge any reporter whom he
found to be sarcastic and unympa-
j "The hope of the other half of the
world rests upon the newspaper mans
shoulders. He has come to be the friend
I of Coil poor. Uesutes ine iruu.s..r,
jof eyes, ears and legs.a reporter mu-t
have above an a uea...
First Woman County Treasurer,
The first woman ever 10 hold a county
office in Boone County will be sworn in
January I along with the other candi
dates who were elected November 7. She
is Miss Roberta Winn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Winn, Sexton road. How
ever, being officially designated county
treasurer is not going to make a very
great change in Miss U inn's daily rou
tine for the lias already been in the office
of the treasurer for over two years as
deputy, and in that capacity has done a
large part of the work of the office.
Miss Winn was born in Pueblo, Gilo.,
just long enough ago to be graduated
from Columbia High School in the class
of 1920. She lived in Pueblo only two
years and from there came with her par.
ents to Buone County. This has since
been her home, and she has lived the last
seven years in Columbia.
In September, 1920, Miss Winn began
her politicat career by "succeeding her
sister. Miss Jessie Pearl Winn, as deputy
county treasurer under George D. Thom
son, whos unexpired term of office she
will complete. When Mr. Thomson died
the following January and Gov. Cardner
appointed his brother, W. H. Thomson,
to the office. Miss Winn continued as
deputy. W. H. Thomson served as
treasurer only a short time, and upon
his death in February the office was
again ma'de vacant. Covernor Hyde
then appointed J. W. Schwabe as treas
urer and Miss Winn has served as bis
deputy since then.
Last April Miss Winn decided to be.
come a candidate for the Democratic
nomination of treasurer, took a vacation
from her duties as deputy and began
campaigning. It was hot work in the
summer months and Miss inn didn't
like it at all, but she kept going despite
occasional discouragements from voters
who politely infoimed her that they
"wouldn't vole for a woman for any of
fice." When the votes were counted af
ter the primary, August , Miss Winn
had received 992 votes over her opponent,
N. E. Laux, of Columbia.
After, this victory in the primaries,
MISS WOOLLEY TO BE
BURIED AT GLENCOE, ILL.
Funeral Party Left Columbia for
Her Home Yesterday Aft
Funeral services for Miss Alice Wool
leyplngtmctorin the English department
of the University, who died Sunday of
inj'uries received when the horse she was
riding fell with her, will be held at the
home of her parents at Clencoe, 111.
Burial will be made in the cemetery
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Wbolley of
Clencoe, parents of Miss WooIIey, came
to Columbia and accompanied the body
The funeral party left Columbia at
4:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon ami
was accompanied as far as Centralia by
M. W. Watkins, professor in the School
of Business and Public Administration.
KANSAS TAKES LEGAL
STEPS TO OUST KLAN
Action to Be on Grounds That
Organization Is Operating
'r Vtt4 Prtu.
Topeka, Kan Nov. 21. Legal activ
ity to oust the Ku KIux Klan was to be
taken to (he State Supreme Court
day on the order of Governor Henry J.
The action will be on the grounds that
the Klan, a Georgia organization, is op
erating in Kansas without a cliarter.
COLUMNS WITNESS WEDDING
Whittier-Tisdel Marriage Held Un
der Sky and Stars.
For the first time in their crowded
history the University Columns acted as
witnesses to a marriage ceremony when
Miss Florence Whitticr, a graduate of
the School of Journalism, was married to
William Tidel, a senior in the Univer
sity, at 9:30 o'clock la-t night. Th
Rev. W. O. Shewmaker of the I'resby.
terian Church read the double-ring cere
mony under a canopy of sky and stars.
The rings were formed of tiny gold
columns twited about gold frames.
Miss Wliittier received her B. J. de
gree lat spring and is at present city
editor of the Mexico Intelligencer. Her
home is in Boston. Tisdel will receive
his degree in journalism next April.
Miss Vthittier was the first girl news
boy in Columbia.
Haseman Will Attend Meeting.
Prof. Leonard Haseman, of tlie ento
mology department of the University,
1ft tt.;. flfirrnonn for Marionville. Mo.,
to attend a meeting called by Byron
Coleman, president ot me state Horti
culture 'Society, in connection with the
orchard sale in the southwest part of
the state. His work will include demon
strations in spraying for the San Jose
To Build New Road Near Ashland.
Tl.. t.nn unr alone the road south
of Ashland are signing the right of way
for building a roaa Dy teaerai aia. me
contract for ihe building of the road will
be let between now and January 1, 1923.
This road will in time le a part of a
nriman road from tbe stale capital to
Columbia through Ashland.
Needs No Deputy
Mis Winn's campaign was over. "A
Democrat doesn't have to campaign in
Boone County," she said. Her majority
over her Republican opponent, Stanley
Ham, of Centralis, in the general elec
tion was -1.535.
In the meantime Miss Winn wilt con
linue as the county treasurer's deputy
until January 1. Then there will be no
deputy in the office. Miss Winn says
she will not need one, as all the work of
the office can be done by one person and
there is no allowance made for a deputy
anyway. If the treasurer has a deputy
tiie deputy's salary must come out of that
of the treasurer, so Mis Winn will be
her own chief assistant.
Is the new treasurer going to like her
j'ob? Very much. Will she run for office
again? Miss Winn isn't quite sure but
she rather believes that she may try for
the regular four-year term after she has
completed the unexpired two years of
Mr. Thomson's term. She will decide
about that later.
Miss Winn will go into office in the
"busy season" for county treasurers. Not
only will the money from tax collections
begin coming in then, but the semi-annual
settlement will have to be made to
the county court. However, Miss Winn
has been through all that before and it
doesn't worry her at all. It is merely
routine of the office.
Although she is the first woman ever
to hold a county office in Boone Coun
ty, she is not the first to hold a public
office. Mhen General Richard Gentry,
then postmaster of Columbia, was killed
December 25, 18T7, while fighting the
Seminole Indians at Okechobee, Fla
Senator Benton appointed the general's
widow to the Columbia postmastership.
Mr. Gentry was the first woman po-t-mi'trcss
in the United States and some
even regarded her legal right lo the posi
tion as doubtful. However, she took the
office in January, 1833, and served in her
husband's place. The first woman to be
elected to a public office in the county
was Miss Sarah Hall, who was elected in
1921 to serve a term as city treasurer of
WITNESSES IN HALL-
MILLS MURDER VANISH
Names Are Withheld While Detec
tires and State Troopers
Bj Unaed Pruu
Somermue, N. J., Nov. 21. Several
witnesses who were expected to testify
for the state in the investigation of the
Hall-Mills murder, now bejng carried on
by the Somerset County grand jury,
have disappeared, according to informa
tion received today from authorities.
The official who made this statement
refused to tell who the. witnesses were,
but said that detectives and stale troop
ers were now making a search for them.
It is feared, he declared, that they left
the jurisdiction of the state. If the re
port is true, it is believed that the
state's case will be seriously damaged.
CLUB LEADERS WILL MEET
R. II. Embcrson to Discuss Boys'
and Girls' Organizations Friday.
Leaders of boys' and girls clubs in this
district will bold a meeting at the court
house Friday afternoon. R. II. Ember-t-on
will discuss the organization of clubs,
plan of club work and the carrying out
of the program. Dutios of the club of
ficers and club committees study of
parliamentary principles, club posters,
notebooks and the meaning of club
demonstrations will also be discussed.
On Saturday afternoon Mr. Embcrson
will bold a similar meeting at Mont
gomery City. These meetings will pre-
ceed the township and county club meet
ings which are to be held during the
Four township meetings will be held
in Boone County in February. The first
meeting will be at Ashland, February 9;
the others at Hallsville February 13;
Harrisburg, February 16, and at Cen
tralia February 19. At the township
meetings there will lie exhibitions of
notebooks, posters, judging contest and
club products. In addition lo the con
tests a regular program will be, carried
out by club leaders of the district.
Mr. Embcrson, slate leader in boys'
and girls clubs returned Saturday from
Kansas City where he addressed the State
Teachers" Conference on the aim of club
R. J. James Marries Mrs. Yeager.
R. L. James of Columbia and Mr.
Addie M. Yeager of New Providence
were married al 5-30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon by the Rev. W. S. St. Clair
at his home, 612 Dysart street. Mr. and
Mrs James will make their home on Mc
Baine avenue. James is a Columbia
Columbia Couple Is Married.
Wallace J. Sullivan and Miss Ella
Mae Smith, both of Columbia, were mar
ried at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at
the home of the Rev. W. S. St. Clair,
1 612 Dysart street. The groom is a son
'of Mrs. Alice Mae Routte. The bride
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Smith, who live south of town.
I M. A. Roberts and Mis Gibson Wed.
j Milza Allen Roberts 21, of Centralia,
(was married bete today to Myra Beny
Cibson, 18, of Sturgeon.
No. 31 to Arrie on Time at J
A. M. Now Flag Stops
Eliminated and New
IS EFFECTIVE SUNDAY
Passengers Can Make Connec
tion With Shorter Waits
Better Freight Trans
portation. Important changes in passenger and
freight service on the Gilumbia Centra
lia branch of the Wabash Kailroad have
been announced by J. S. Buclianan, di
vision freight and passenger agent, in a
communication lo R. I. Hill, president
of the Columbia Commercial Club. The
changes will Iiecome effective next Sun
day. To insure the arrival of Train No. 31
on schedule lime, 8 a. m, some of the
flag stops have been eliminated. Some of
the freight now handled by this train will
be assigned to other trains.
To assist further in maintaining this
schedule the railroad company has today
assigned one of its larger freight engines
to this train. This engine is of a larger
type than has been hitherto used on this
branch. It has been recently repaired.
This train, in addition to passenger,
mail and express service, handles import
ant merchandise freight coming from St.
Louis, Kansas Gty and Chicago. Under
the new schedule shipments will reach
Columbia in time for early morning de
livery. The new schedule provide for a train
exclusively of freight. whicl&M leave
Columbia at 2:50 p. m. TWTWUjwU!
take care of all live stockV3J5ejitV"
which in the past have becn')rj))iHrnf',oi0fe
mixed trains, and was at times reapoghflij
ble for delay lo passengers. " s '
At present, live stock shippers are re.
quired to load their shipments by 1:25
There will be a new mixed train leav
ing Centralia at 5:20 p. m. This will
eliminate a wait of an hour and five min
utes of the passengers who are returning
to Columbia from St. Louis. Tbe new
train is scheduled to reach Columbia at
There will be three trains maintained
exclusively for passengers on this branch.
They will leave Columbia at 11 a. m,
1:30 p. m. and 4:30 p. m, and Centralia
at 12:35 p. m, 2:30 p. m. and 6:20 p. rn,
By eliminating freight cars from these
trains they can be steam heated. Under
the old system, when they were operated
as mixed passenger and freight trains,
this was impossible.
Mr. Buchanan says lhat further plans
for improvement in the equipment of pas
senger trains on the Columbia branch
are being considered. These improve
ments which have been planned for some
time, have been somewh.it delaved. Indi.
cations are that there will lie nothing
further to delay the preparation of this
equipment and that it should be ready
for service within a few weeks.
The new train schedule will result in
an additional train and engine crew liv
ing in Columbia. At the present lime
Ihe Wabash Railroad employs twenty
six men who live here. Under the new
schedule thirty Wabah employes will
live in Columbia.
SENATE HEARS RESIGNATION
Newberry Not Present Spencer of
Missouri Laments Action.
By Vrdltd Prtu.
Washim-to"., Nov. 21. The resigna
tion .of Senator Truman 11. Newberry
was read in the Senate today.
There was no demonstration from the
gallery. Senator Newberry was not'
present. Senator Spencer, Mitviuri,
chairman ef the Senate investigating
commission that exonerated Newberry,
said that Newberry's resignation was "a
regrettable example of the results of po
litical persecution of a man who is a
loyal and earnest public servant, and
who was entirely blameless for any of
the accusations made against him."
153 BOOKS ISSUED IN A DAY
Largest Number Taken From Pub
lic Library This Year.
More books were issued to reader at
the Public Library yesterday than dur
ing any other dij since Columbia schools
opened. Miss Lelia B. Willis, librarian,
said today. A total of 153 books were
issued yesterday. The record number
issued in one day since the library was
founded is 172, Miss Willis said.
Demand for new fiction and books on
the required list for grade school stu
dents which were just received yesterday
at the library, caused the increased distri
bution. Missionaries From India to Speak.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Price, mis-ion-aries
from India, now on a visit in the
United States, will speak at 3 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon at the First Chris,
tian Church on missionary work in
Stephens College Girl Is Better.
Miss Helen Smith, who recently un
derwent an operation for appendicitis
is reported to be improving. Mis Smith
is a Mudi-nl at Stephens College.