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THE DAILY MISSOURIAIf, TDESDAT EVESISfi, DECEMBER 19, 1916.
P THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
Published crrrx crania (except Saturday
and Sunday) and Bandar moraine by
Tha XlsMariaa Association, Incorporat
ed. Colombia. . Tpaak H. King,
President and Editor; Jesse X. Grorcs.
Director : Charle G. Bolter, MI Gladys
Baker, Don D. Fattenon, Ira B. Hyde,
Duke N. Parry. Kill II. Jones, Knasel H.
Address all communication to
THE DAILT MISSODRIAN
Office: Virginia Building, DowmUlrs
Phones: Buslneis, 55; News, 274.
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE
HOME EXCEPT THE UNION
Entered at tbe postofflce, Colombia, Ma,
as second-class malL
Tear, $2.50; month, 25 cents; copy, 5 cents.
Outside of Boone County, year 3; month,
National Advertising Representatives,
Tarpeuter-Sclieerer Co., Fifth Avenue Bund
ing, New York; Peoples Gas Bulldlug, "Chisago.
Tbe MIssourian receives tbe dispatches
of the United Press Associations.
THE GREAT AWAKENING
The American citizen is beginning
to awake from that trance of blind
indifference to the economic condition
of tbe nation. His sublime faith that
high prices are merely temporary and
that "somebody" will do something to
lower the mhas been shattered, and he
has come to realize that he himself
The new activity is reflected in the
newspapers. They are crowded with
accounts of action taken by sundry cit
izen organizations in an effort to al
leviate the pressure on prices. Legal
associations are hoding debates on the
subject; corporations employ experts
to search for the thing which is press
ing upward the cost of living; Con
gress is devoting the greater part of
its time to the consideration of legisla
tion favoring better market condi
tions, and, what is most encouraging,
the ordinary citizen has gone into ac
tion. The threatened boycott "on eggs Is
the first indication that the long-predicted
limit of endurance has been
reached. Prices on some staples have
reached an altitude absolutely beyond
the reach of the average consumer,
who finally acknowledging that fact,
has refused to buy the product. His
eyes have been opened to the fact that
in him lies the solution to the prob
lem. He must help himself. He must
suppress his desires, deny himself a
few so-called necessities, refuse to pay
exorbitant prices that the pressure
may be eased.
The responsibility for high prices
has been shifted from one shoulder to
another. Each man who lays fingers
on the product on its way to the con
sumer is accused by all the others. It
is in the consumer alone that the pro
duct ultimately comes to rest. Here
the vital blow must be struck at the
high cost of living.
It is small wonder, then, that the
economists look with optimism upon
the awakening of the "common people."
"Say, Jim, how about a game of
billiards tonight at the Union?" or
"So' long, see you tonight at the
Union," or "Well, can't we make ar
rangements about the dance at the
Union just after supper?" These and
many similar conversations are heard
from a group of students around the
campus. In fact, the Union Building
is quite the ' most popular place of
any in town for loafing and passing
away all spare minutes.
Billiards, pool, chess, checkers.
cards, magazines, smokers and
dances each has its share of partici
pants every evening. Sometimes the
building is overflowing with commit'
tee meetings, banquets and
A smoker has been given at the Mis
souri Union Building after every mass
meeting with the exception of two
Friday evenings, when dancing was
on the program. The smokers have
been exceptionally well attended both
by alumni and students. The largest
one was after the mass meeting be
fore the Texas game.
The game rooms are busy all the,
time. In fact, 'the pool and billiard
balls are seemingly never still. The
greatest crowds are here just before
and after meals in the evenings.
Arrangements have been made
whereby the Y. W. C. A. will hold
meetings every Sunday evening in the
Union Building. H. H. KInyon, sec
retary, says he Is glad to have the
girls make use of the Union occa
sionally, but the arrangement of the
building is such that it Is-not entirely
Student organizations have free use
of the banquet room in the basement
of the building. Local caterers may
have charge of the serving. This
club room has been used by several pro
fessional fraternities for initiations.
The alumni are enthusiastic about
the plan of the Union and have given
rather freely for Its support. Mr.
Kinyon says the students have taken
to the use of tbe building much more
quickly and In greater numbers than
he expected, and he thinks that when
the students get better acquainted
with what the Union stands for more
of them will make use of it.
GERMAN CLUB GIVES PROGRAM
Had Christmas Music and Pantomime
Scenes, at Meeting;
The German Club held Its regular
meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Building
last nlgh't. A Christmas program was
given with pantomimes representing
Scenes in Bethlehem. These were
given under the direction of Miss
Caroline Stewart. Dr. B. P. Hoff
man directed a chorus which sang
German Christmas carols. A trio,
composed of G. Venable, J. H. Fish
man and J. H. Mueller furnished in
A one-act comedy and a Christmas
tree completed the program.
Asks M. V. Man to Conference.
Dr. Charles A. Ellwood left this aft
ernoon for St Louis, Invited by Governor-elect
F. D. Gardner to attend a
conference on the management of th
state's charitable and correction in
stltutlons tomorrow morning at h"
Planters Hotel. 0e
! THE OPEN COLUMN
A public forum for tbe discussion of
things worth-while. Articles should be
short nnd signed by the writer, as proof
to tbe editor of good faith. Signatures
will not necessarily be published.
Efficient in Schools.
Editor the MIssourian: A resolu
tion recommending-an eleven months'
school year for the universities com
posing the Missouri Valley Conference
was passed at a recent meeting of the
presidents in Kansas City.
The eleven months' school term is
that which the University of Missouri
is now giving, including the Summer
Session. The suggested change in the
Missouri system when adopted by the
schools of the Conference is the divi
sion of the school year into quarters,
making the Summer Session the
The objection to the present nine
months' term and it is well taken is
that all the equipment of the school is
allowed to remain idle during the
summer months, while the expense of
maintenance goes on. The move is for
efficiency in schools.
The step will be progressive and
beneficial to the students. Many stu
dents who find their financial resourc
es waning shorten their school term
by attending the summer sessions.
More students find it beneficial to
make up the work neglected in the
winter, instead of losing their class
standing the following September.
The Summer Session has been a
great boon to the teacher in the state
public and high schools. The rigid
requirements now being imposed force
the preparatory school teacher to seek
new and additional knowledge of the
work during the summer, and the
Summer Session offers this opportunity-
Hannibal CInb to Meet
The Hannibal Club of University
students will meet at 7:30 Wednesday
night in the Chess Room of the Mis
souri Union Building.
Mrs. Housewife, boycott club in
hand, Is going through the land de
claiming against the bad giant who
cornered the egg-market. This Is not
as it should be, but as it always has
been. When the kicker kicks, the ex
traneous object makes the most con
The complaint against the giant is
that he has bought eggs when eggs
were cueap, that he has used scientific
discoveries to further his own eco
nomic welfare, and that he has been
enabled thereby to have on hand a
sufficient supply of eggs for his com
mercial needs. Mrs. Housewife has
not considered that she, too, could ac
complish the same coups.
The boycotting women, those who
use a sufficient number of eggs to war
rant consideration In such a campaign,
are financially able to invest in eggs
at the time when eggs are cheap. They
are likewise in a position to learn
through a thousand and one agencies
of means of preserving eggs, either
through chemical means employing
sodium silicate, for example or
through refrigeration. The first pre
servative method is extremely simple,
but, lacking facilities, housewives
may obtain storage space for small
payments. Having accomplished these
things, Mrs. Housewife would be quite
defenslbly puffed-up over her own
foresight and would, conceivably, not
share eggs with her neighbors.
The pinching of the shoe is really
her own fault But the millions of
housewives in the country have not
yet learned the meaning of contribu
tary negligence as applied to their
DISTINCTIVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
L RAY HORNER has brought a lim
ited quantity of genuine Mexican Laces
and Drawn-Work, made up in to Dress
er Covers, Table Pieces, Doilies, Col
lars, Scarfs, and other pieces, direct
from the Border.
C The assortment, including a number
of Mexican curios, is for sale, on dis-
play at HARRELL & SONS.13S. 9th
Customers are urged to buy early
HERE'S AN UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY
Tuesday and Wednes
We haTC fine Christmas oranges.
LeaTe your order now before they are
picked oTer. We will deliver these
any day, 20c dozen, 2 dozen, 35c.
uuicr sizes, 2.,, ;ju, 35 and 4c a
Christmas candy (no cheap stuff),
Mixed Nuts, THIS YEAR'S, lb. 22c
13c Corn, 2 Cans 25c
Best 35c Coffee on Market, lb. . 30c
Fine Asparagus, Can 15c
10c K. C. B. Ponder, 2 Cans 15c
10c Tomato Pulp (for soup) . . .
3 Cans 25c
10c Grapefruit, 2 For 15c
Hominy," Can t 10c
Pumpkin, Can 10c
Washing Powder, 7 Bows 25c
Fine House Kraut, 3 lbs. 25c
Large 1)111 Pickles, dozen 20c
Olives, Qt . 25c
No. 3 Splendid Peaches, Can . . 15c
5c Soap, 8 for 25c
15c Pears, 2 Cans 25c
Kraut, Can 15c
Sliced Pineapple, (Can) 15c
15c Green Beans, 2 Cans 25c
15c Peas, 2 Cans 25c
23c Catsup, Bottle 20c
Snnkist Dried Peaches, 2 lbs. . . 25c
Sunkbt Dried Prunes, lb 15c
Pork Chops 22c
Pork Steak 20c
Round Steak 25c
B. Bacon, (Splendid), lb 30c
Chock Steak 20c
Prime Rib Roast, lb 18c
Pork Sausage, lb 18c..
Janousek's Gifts Please
ONE AND ALL
1001 Different Suggestions
CHILDREN S BOOKS
BOOKS OF THE POETS
PICTURES of CAMPUS
POCKET BOOKS -COLLAR
"M" BOOK RACKS
COPIES OF THE
We Give S. & II. Stamps.
STAR TAXICAB LINE
Phone 624 V City 15c
SOI Walnut 1 Country
We Frame Pictures
Choose Wisely by Choosing Early
Worth WTiik Gifts
TeaCherS Wanted For Christmas vacancies and spring elections.
. - . . Salaries are good in the West. Enroll now so
that we may have time to get your references. No commission until you get a
position. A manual training teacher wanted for January first. Write at once
GRAHAM TEACHERS AGENCY, Pocatello, Idaho
Dr. Virgil Blakemore
Makes the best spectacles,
change Bank Bide., Thou-;
We have bought out the firm known
as Hopper & Creasy, at No. 107, N.
Ninth St. We do plumbing, beat
Ins and make repair work a spe
cialty. LANKON & YOEST
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Christmas Morning the
I FOR EVERYBODY, FATHER, MOTHER, FAM-
LL.Y UK KlJiJNU
With the hope of making your
Christmas shopping less troublesome
and more satisfactory we wish' to
presentjto you the following gift sug
gestionsjust a few articles from
the great number which comprises
our Holiday stock.
Gifts at 2.50
Gifts at 5.00
Gifts at $ 7.50
Gifts at 10.00
Gifts at 25.00
Come early and enjoy all the ad
vantage of a leisurely selection. Any
purchase made now we will hold, if
you wish, for delivery on the day be
Open evenings until Christmas
A small Grand Piano carries with
it the perfect spirit of Christmas.
It represents love of the beautiful
upon the part of the giver, and
also an appreciation of the fine nature of the recipient.
We especially recommend a Chickenng Baby Grand.
A home without a Victrola lacks the ability to entertain
or amuse extemporaneously. A Vic
trola is "the modern party-a-minute en
tertainer. It brings the TRUE Christ
mas twang and keeps it in your home
throughout the seasons.
The Ninth Street Jeweler
Holly, Holly, Holly
For your holiday decorations
Cut Flowers, Baskets of Flowers,
Blooming Pot Plants
COLUMBIA FLORAL COMPANY
John N. Taylor
Phone 756 Virginia BIdg
Ninth, andj Cherry.
Notice to St. Louis Students
On Thursday, December 21st, the Wabash
will run a special train from Columbia to St.
Louis, leaving Columbia 4:30 p. m. arriving '
at 8:35 p. m. Union Depot St. Louis 9. p. m.
lnis is in addition to thru coaches Columbia
to bt. Louis on trains leaving 11:30 a. m.
and 1 :45 p. m. Special train leaving Colum
bia for St Louis at 4:30 p. m. December 21
will have a dining car.
J: C. ABBOTT, Agent
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