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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
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and Sunday) and Sunday, morning by
Tbe Mlitonrlan Aaaoelatlon, Incorporat
ed, Columbia, Mo.
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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
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Phones: Business, 55; News, 274.
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ing. New York; Peoples Gas Building, Chi
cago. AMERICANS ALL
"We shall, happily, still-have an
opportunity to prove that friendship
n In our dailv attitude and actions to
wards the millions of men and women
of German birth and native sympathy
who live amongst us and share our
life, and we shall be proud to prove
it toward all who are in fact loyal to
their neighbors and to the Govern
ment In the hour of test. They are,
most of them ,as true and loyal Amer
icans as If they had neer known any
other fealty or allegiance. They will
be prompt to stand with us in rebuk
' ing and restraining the few who may
be of a different mind and purpose."
Let these sentences from President
Wilson's message epitomize all that we
feel toward American citizens of Ger
man birth. They are now wholly
Americans, and the true native kindli
ness and courage of the German peo
ple, though not of their autocratic
government, can and will be utilized
by this country in time of need.
The true contribution of the Ger-
Jl man people to civilization will be
If found here in this country. In these
United States will German love of lib
erty flourish, even though it be denied
We have full trust in our German
Americans. We are now Americans
Now is the time for the United States
to be just what the motto under the
eagle says it is "E Pluribus Unum" '
one from many!
The next big push will be that of
"BUT HE WAS RIGHT"
The announcement by the President
that the United States will make war
against the German government and
not the German people makes particu
larly timely a little sonnet Louis How
has written. Its title is "Epitaph for
a German Soldier," and the verse is
found in Mr. How's recent collection of
lyrics and sonnets, "The Hidden Well."
"He thought his country right and
loved her well.
He marched a hundred miles on
And crouched in puddles with a crust
A bloody crust that had a powder
"He sang to drown the roaring of a
The vision in his eyes was very
He saw a flower-bordered German
And with a clean French bullet
wound he fell.
"And those who loved him never are
If he was even shoveled in a trench,
Grotesque and grim, who was their
"From that sweet seed but recollec
Without a ray of hatred for the
He fought for what was wrong, but
he was right"
The patriotic demonstration in cit
ies and towns throughout the length
and breadth of the land should give
the President assurance that conscrip
tion will never have to be resorted to
in- this country.
FIGHTING A GOOD FIGHT
The library measure has been de
feated, but its supporters have fought
a good fight
The small number of votes by which
the mill tax proposition was refused
by the people of Columbia indicates
that the sentiment in favor of a pub
lic library is growing. This is not
a time to be discouraged.
Columbia needs a public library, and
a large number of its citizens appre
ciate this fact For this reason, the
present election should merely be the
beginning of another and a larger
The present support given the mill
tax measure was not quite enthusiastic
enough too much was left to the
few. The next campaign should in
clude every man, woman and child
within the city limits and should be
educational in a measure for those
who do not realize the need of a pub
There should be more mass meetings
and more get-together sessions. The
campaign should be long and well
Columbia will have a public library
eventually, even though only by con
A pacifist used bis fists on Senator
Lodge in Washington Monday, and
Cobb and Herzog started a baseball
players' free-for-all a few days ago.
Gentlemen, the recruiting offices are
ENTER THE UNITED STATES
Neutrality for the United States with
respect to Germany, is over. The act
of Congress declaring that a state of
war exists between these nations has
definitely determined that point.
Germany, upset by rioting within, re
treating from hard-earned positions
gained early in the war, unable to get
food to its subjects and with an un
certain crop at home, now faces the
fact that a new and powerful enemy is
about to add moral and physical sup
port to the powers against it.
The United States enters the great
conflict reluctantly. Every effort has
been made to avoid open rupture with
the Imperial German Government
But the pursuance of the ruthless sub
marine warfare, the taking of Amer
ican property and lives, the utter dis
regard for international law these are
the things that not only justify our en
tering the war but demand it
Enter, the United States. May its
step see the end of Hohenzollernism
and the iron rule in Germany. May
its entrance see an early termination
of the great conflict. May its part be
one that will add to its prestige in
the pages of history.
God save the United States of Amer
ica! Journalism Student With Chautauqua.
Leonard Coatsworth of Mexico, Mo.,
a junior in the School of Journalism,
has obtained a position as cashier for
the Ellison-White Chautauqua Com
pany and has left Columbia for
Kansas City, preparatory to beginning
the trip. The circuit, which begins
next week at Orange, Tex., will last
five months and will cover Texas, Cal
ifornia, Washington and other Western
THE DAILY MISSOUBIAS, THUHS DAY ETESTSG, A2NL S, 1M7.
THE OPEN COLUMN
A public forum for the discussion of
things worth-while. Articles should be
short and signed by tbe writer, as proof
to the editor of good faith. Signatures
will not necessarily be published.
Are the People for War?
Editor the Missourian: The last time
the free and self-governing American
people voted on the question of war.
the decision was, "No!" Last Novem
ber Woodrow Wilson was elected Pres
ident because it was said of him, "He
kept us out of war."
Since then there has been no record
of the people's opinion, no vote upon
the mater. Nevertheless the United
States is now at war. Cannot a double
interpretation of the President's ring
ing war message be made with this
one point at issue? Differentiating be-J
tween the German government and
the German people, he said:
"We have no quarrel with the Ger
man people. We have no feeling to
wards them but one of sympathy and
friendship. It .was not upon their im
pulse that their government acted in
entering this war. It was not with
their previous knowledge or approval.
"It was a war determined upon as
wars used to be determined on in
the old, unhappy days, when peoples
were nowhere consulted by their rul
ers and wars provoked and waged in
the interest of dynasties or of little
groups of ambitious men, who were
accustomed to use their fellowmen
as pawns and tools."
Substitute for the "dynasties " and
"little groups of ambitious men" the
terms "public opinion of the East" and
"munitions manufacturers,'" and how
apt a comparison we may have!
Is the heart of the nation in this
war? Have the people rightly been
consulted on this matter?
Washington, D. C, is in a poor local
ity. Public opinion in the East isn't
worth much any more, ever since the
South and West elected Wilson for his
second term and decided in favor of
Congress is with the President at
least outwardly but in most cases the
congressmen have had no complete
poll of sentiment among the people
they represent This is especially true
of the western congressmen, who are
far from their constituents.
Eliminating these, we have remain
ing the press, the real and effective
government. Most of the nation's
newspapers are for war. Our one
are curve cut to fit the
shoulders perfectly -gg
"BEFORE EASTER" SALE
COATS, SUITS AND WAISTS
Every garment show is very desirable, excel
lent style and well madefrom fine materials and
at prices which yoi can't help but appreciate.
Ladies'Wool Poplin, Velour and Serge Suits
$20.00 values now $15.00
16.50 " " 14.00
15.00 " " 12.50
12.50 " " 10.00
10.50 " " 8.00
Ladies' Coats in Many Styles and Colors
$20.00 values now $15.
16.50 " : 14.00
15.00 " " 12.50
12.50 " " 10.00
10.50 " " 8.50
Ladies' embroidered Georgette Crepe Waists - $2.98
Jap Silk Waits, many designs ----- $1.98
BOONE MERCANTILE CO.
"JUST ACROSS FROM POSTOFFCE"
hope is that they have interpreted
arieht the temper of the people, that;
their vote has been the vote of the
people regarding the war.
The President wants this war; wn
gress wants this war; the press wants
this war. Where do tne peopie siauu,
five months after the national election
GREENS JOLT THE OLD II. ('. OF L.
If the Labor Is Not Counted, Dande
lions are a Cheap Sort of Food.
"Mfcsiiu Tnrnah. has vo all had any
dandelions yit? I had a fine mess o'
n m- dinna mahsef today." This
"over-the-fence" conversation is now
heard among the negro women since
the dandelions, or weeds as some call
(hem. lifted their yellow heads from
almost every front yard or back lot.
One sure sign of spring in any lo
cality is the appearance over night of
the dandelions. One of the favorite
dishes of the negroes is the green
made from this plant. Some white
people like them, if only someone edse
will dig them from the" earth. Dan
delions are enjoyed by some even
more than the cultivated spinach. The
appearance of these plants heralds a
lowering of the high cost of living to
Many negro women can now be seen
in dandelion patches with their buck
ets or baskets and pruning knives.
I The early dandelions are tender and
palatable, but as they get older they
lose their tenderness and no longer
serve as food.
Journalism Teachers to Chicago.
Dean Walter Williams and Prot
Frank L. Martin, of the School of Jour
nalism, left yesterday for Chicago,
where they will attend the annual
meeting of the American Association of
Teachers of Journalism. . They will
The Little House With the BigShmv
Viola Allen and Richard Travers in
"The White Sister"
6 acts. As a book and as a play "The
White Sister" created a sensation. The
pictures are superb, the costumes correct
in every detail. The scenes are laid
correctly as to atmosphere. Nothing
missing; see it and be convinced.
Burr Mcintosh in
A masterpiece in 5 acts; also
Helen Holmes in
"The Lass of the
An all-star cast in
'The Hoosier Schoolmaster"
produced by same company as"David
Loppcrfield. Also two comedies
First Mattnee begins at 2 p. m.
Real money given away every night
3CU. WOMEN TO WASHINGTON
., colrabb Will Attend
Rlonnlol TnnTeHtlOB Of AlHBBBe.
Th University of Missouri will be
well represented at the biennial con-
yentIon of the Association of Collegiate
Alumnae which will meet In Washing
ton, D. C, April 9 to 16. Miss Eva
Johnston, adviser of women, will at
tend. Miss Ruth Rollins, who left
Monday night, is the delegate of the
branch here. Miss Louise Nardin will
attend as counselor of the Central
Missouri branch. Miss Nardin will
J leave tomorrow for Kansas City, where
i she will talk Saturday afternoon at a
party for the seniors of the Kansas
City high schools given by the Univer
Mrs. L. L. Bernard, who now is
teaching at Mount Hoiyoke College,
West Hadley, Mass., has been asked
Prof. Wrench to Take Extension Trip.
Prof. J. E. Wrench of the history de
partment has gone on a trip for the
Extension Division of the University.
Professor Wrench will talk on the
"Fundamental problems of the War."
His tour will include Aurora, Pierce
City, Monett. Carthage, Webb City and
Cream Fish Flakes, can -
Extra Fine Sardines packed in Olive Oil.can
Clams, 25c sellers, 2 for -
Clam Juice, 25c sellers, 2 for
Lamb Tongues in glass ...
Sliced Cling Table Peaches
Olives, quart -
Oranges, psr dozen -
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Watch the smile that goes 'round the table
when Mother's Bread is served
This nutritious loaf is the best health-food for
everybody. Take a fresh lease of life by
following this advice Eat More
This delicious bread is as healthful as exercise
and fresh air. Appetite and Mother's Bread
go hand in hand. Sickness and Mother's
Bread are strangers.
If everybody would eat lots of Mother's Bread
and less meat and other heavy foods.everybody
would be better off physically and mentally.
Eat Mother's Bread the Real Staff of Life.
At Your Crocers
B. Gentsch Bakery
THE MODERN BAKER
Phone 1164 N Ninth St.
Easter Plants and Flowers
For the accommodation of our patrons who desire to select
Easter Flowers and Plants, we will have a complete display at
Palmer-Johnson's Hardware Store on Thursday, Friday and
Columbia Floral Company
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PRICES: 25c, 35c, 58c
Seat Sale on Monday 9 a.m.
15c 2 for 25c
35c 3 for $1.00