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THE DAILY MISSOURIAN, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1917.
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Rf- 1UE DAILY MISSOURIAN
THE DAILY MISSOURIAN
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and Sunday) mad Sunday moralnf by
The MUiourian Auoclktlon, Incorporat
ed, Columbia, Mo.
address all communications to
iiip nair.v MissniTRIAN
government has acted, would prolong
the war and increase Its cost In money
Office: Virginia Bnlltllng, Downstairs
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READINC FOR SAMMIES
Now that our soldiers are at the
front in France, the home folks may
do some things to make them feel
that they arc not forgotten. Sending
books, newspapers, magazines anil
other reading matter is a'very good
way to help the "sammies" forget that
they are lonesome. Every hoy in
France is just as interested in the
folks back home as he was before he
sailed for France, and it will cheer
him up to read about his own home
One thing should be remembered
when reading matter is being bent to
the front. No old newspapers or
magazines should be sent, because the
soldiers are no more interested in
btale news than you yourself would
be. Then too, the limited shipping
space on the steamers will not permit
of a lot of extra mail. Only the new
est papers and magazines should be
sent, then the space used for sending
the mail on the ships will have been
used to the best advantage.
THE OPEN COLUMN
Philadelphia has a baby 33 months
old. weighing 100 pounds, who as a
pastime, moves furniture with the
ease of a piano mover, and eats as
much as two adults at each meal.
Some Pennsylvania football team
ought to have "some" linesman in
about 10 or 17 jears.
Urges Maximum Crops.
Editor the Missourianf The farmers
of Boone County during the war crisis
have one of the best opportunities pos
sible to aid their country win this
war by raising maximum crops. Con
siderable has been done toward this
end by the National Council of De
fense and the state councils, but the
raising of maximum crops remains in
the end in the hands or the tillers of
There is no doubt that the crops of
IJoone County this year will be much
larger than in former years on ac
count of larger plantings, but many
farmers with fine crop land have
failed to respond to the call. Short
age of hands can be given by many
as the reason for not planting larger
crops, but many did not increase
their acreage simply because they did
not wish to go to the trouble. These
farmers should realize the serious
ness of the food situation the world
over, with the Allies looking to the
United States for enormous amounts
of wheat, corn and other foodstuffs.
England is reported to be facing star
vation within twelve months unless
we can overcome the destruction of
the submarines by sending large
amounts of food.
The College of Agriculture at Co
lumbia has offered to give the farmers
advice as to the best crops to plant
and to aid in every way possible to
increase production. With the future
of democracy depending largely on
the farmers of this country, is seems
to me each farmer of Boone County
should make a special effort to aid in
producing maximum crops at this
time. " ,. PATRIOT.
Columbia and put in one of the best
exchanges found anywhere. He also
acquired a farm on the Missouri River
and led a campaign for highways that
transformed that section of the coun
ty. He has carried the theories he
used to preach to the Macon County
farmers into practice. He uses
tractors for plowing, has the largest
silo and the deepest artesian well in
the state, and has protected his farm
from floods by means of levees. Early
in May he topped the East St. Louis
market with 230 head of steers.
The Columbia Missourlan an
nounces that he has sold his wheat
for $2.03 a bushel, because it is su
perior for seed. He sowed wheat and
clover simultaneously, the clover be
ing knee high when the wheat was
cut. .The clover crop will yield ?40
an acre and the wheat averaged
?90.10, making a gross profit of
$130.10 an acre. When the spring
floods came, 'Mr. Hudson was on the
ground and vigilantly stopped crevices
in his dikes with sand bags, saving
his entire wheat crop from ruin.
"All of which may be interesting to
such Macon County farmers as used
to read the Times and sniff: 'What
does Alex. Hudson know about farm
MILITARY STRIPES MEAN H0X0RS
Every One and Three-Eighths Inrlies
Denotes Valorous Service.
Ily Till ted Press
WASHINGTON', Aug. 10. "Tile lit
tle strips of parti-colored ribbon so
often seen on the breasts of our "Sol
diers of the Sea"' are a mystery to most
civilians,' says Major General George
Barnett, commandant of the United
States Marine Corps. "Every one and
three-eighths inches of the strip de
notes that the wearer is the possessor
of a medal awarded for Valor or good
conduct or of a badge of service in
some famous campaign. "
"The man with the light blue strip
decorated with white stars nosesses
the greatly coveted medal of honor;
the blue, white and red combination
means service in the Philippine insur
rection; two bands of blue separated
by yellow, service in the Spanish
American War; red, yellow, blue and
red bordered with blue, the Cuban oc
cupation. One of the easiest to rec
ognize is the China Campaign badge;
a band of yellow with edges of blue."
XO MORE POLITICS FOR GARDNER
CARL FELKER TO RE AN" AVIATOR
Sayings of the Day
The independence of no nation is
safe; the liberty of no individual is
sure until the military despotism,
which now holds the German people
in the hollow of its hand, has been
made impotent and harmless forever.
Secretary of State Lansing.
Notes on the Draft
A negro was asked if he would
claim exemption. He replied that he
had a wife and step-son dependent
upon him, but would waive the ex
emption claim if the government
really needs him.
A Columbia young man included in
the first call says that he will ask for
exemption because of a widowed
mother, who is dependent upon him.
Many Columbia young men, who
were not called for the physical ex
amination, were spectators at the
Courthouse today. They said that
they just wanted to find out how it
felt to be there.
God went out of business long ago
in Germany. Bernard Gruenstein.
A wail of protest conies from the
truck gardeners because their for
mer customers all have gardens of
their own. They urge that the house
wife buy their produce at the now low
prices for canning. We will now hear
the -anvil chorus from the canning
Since the United States entered the
war 1,000,000 men have volunteered
for military service. Who said the
men of America are slackers.
.MR. BRYA.V AXD THE WAR
Under the caption, "We Must Win,"
Mr. Bryan prints this personal edi
torial in The Commoner:
"Those who, before the United
States entered the war, thought it bet
ter to maintain neutral and postpone
until after the war the settlement of
differences with belligerent nations,
will have no difficulty in recognizing
the change in the situation caused by
our own nation's entrance Into the
war Had we remained neutral we
might have been able to act as med
iator and thus rendered an important
service to the world. In entering
the war, however, we surrend
ered that opportunity and in
curred the enmity of the central
powers. A new situation, therefore,
confronts us. We must not only pro
tect ourselves from those who are now
our enemies, but we must find an op
portunity for .world service in aiding
tov arrange a permanent peace, built
on justice, liberty and democracy.
"We must win! Defeat is incon
ceivableit would be indescribably
unfortunate if it were possible. We
cannot allow any foreign nation to de
termine the policy of the United States
especially a nation committed, as
Germany is, to arbitrary government
"Neither can we afford to have our
allies overcome that would bring up
on us the disasters of defeat or the
burden of carrying on the war alone.
"We are in the war by the action of
congress the only body authorized to
take the nation into war. The quick-
way to peace is to go straight
The selected man offers his life. For
every exemption or discharge, some
other man, whose time would not oth
erwise have come, must incur the risk
of losing his life. General Crowder.
The American troops face the big
gest, hardest and greatest work ever
attempted by a people since mankind
flocked into nations at Babel, and the
work has been well begun. Wythe
When a clerk told every man who
intended to claim exemption to come
forward and get a pamphlet which
had the various exemption claims in
it, several went eagerly after copies
and began studying them. If a man
intended to claim exemption, he had
to take the proper form with him to
the examining room.
Journalism Graduate Gives Up Posi
tion on Denver Paper.
Carl Felker, a graduate of the
School of Journalism In 1916, has been
accepted into the aviation section of
the signal corps and now is stationed
at Fort Logan, Colo., and soon will be
sent to Fort Sam Houston.
In order to enter the regular army
as an aviator, Felker resigned a posi
tion as telegraph editor of the Rocky
Mountain News in Denver, one of the
big western dailies. Before going to
Colorado, he was city editor of a pa
per in Council Bluffs, la. His last
work with the Globe was as a staff
respondent, when he "covered" the
1917 session of the Missouri legisla
ture. He went to Shreveport. La..
then to Council Bluffs. He was in the
first draft quota from Joplin.
Governor Says He Will Not Run For
Senate After Term Expires.
By United Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., August 10.
Gov. F. D. Gardner declares he will
retire from politics when his term in
the gubernatorial office expires. He
says he will not be a candidate for the
United States Senate to succeed Sena
tor William J. Stone when the pres
ent term of the senior senator from
Missouri ends, three years hence.
"I meant exactly what I said In my
inaugural address," declares the Gov
ernor, "that under no circumstances
would I seek another office. I want
no other office. I intend to finish out
my term as Chief executive and re
tire to private life."
"I will not only not be a candidate,
for United States Senator to suc
ceed Stone, but I will go further and
say that I would not accept the office
it it weretendered to me on a silver
platter. I want no more political of
RECRUITING .METHODS CHANGE
Prisoners Taken from Jails Formerlj
for Serrice Not So Now.
By lilted Press
WASHINGTON, August 10.-A let
ter dated In 1799 from the premier
Marine Corps recruiting officer to
the then commandant of that corps
setting forth some of the recruiting
methods of that time, was made public
at Marine Corps headquarters today.
Comparison of .present day recruiting
activities with those of the eighteenth
century is interesting.
BIG RAISE IN CATTLE PRICES
Lieutenant Hall's letter reads: "I
purpose this week to open rendezvous
Jin different parts of the country and
make frolic to draw the people to
gether, which I think will have a i
good effect. There are some in jail
whom I could get out by paying the
sum of $12. Do you think I would be
safe in advancing it?"
Present day recruiting officers re
quire declarations from accepted men
that they have never been convicted
of any crime.
Seeks a Divorce From Dead Husband.
Kroni the Philadelphia North American.
WASHINGTON, Pa. Aug. lO.-Charg.
ing that her husband, John N. Jordan,
after deserting her, went to England",
and, after enlisting in the army, de-'
serted and was shot as a traitor, Mrs.
Hogs Too, IlroVe Records On Kan
sas City Market.
By United Press
KANSAS Crry, August 10. Cattle
and hog markets continue their sky
rocketing here. Steers are sell
ing at ii a hnnrirp.i thp highest nriro Ann Jordon of Granville, near here. I
ever paid. Hogs were quoted today atseekinS a divorce. Mrs. Jordan saviN-l
S16. another record and 20 cents high-i she recently learned the fate that be- l
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er man me top price last .viay. . " ""-, "" '""b", ue is
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ed from him.
Commission men predict $17 hog
markets before September 1. A general
shortage is given as the cause for the
K. C. BOY BECOMES CORPORAL
Draft worries did not bother one
negro, who slept despite all the noise
in the courtroom. He depended upon
his friends to awaken him when his
time came to go to the examining
When you soldiers uplift the stand
ard of the United States, you are up
lifting the standard of humanity.
I notice a fine tone of patriotism
among the recruits. They seem to
realize that the country is confronted
by a serious situation, and that if vic
tory is to be won, every able-bodied
man must help. Colonel Walsh.
There may be a few claims for ex
emption from Boone County because
of industrial reasons according to
statements made in the Courthouse
this morning by men who were wait
ing their turn for examination.
Gordon Case Expected to Enter the
School of Journalism.
Gordon Case, the 20-year-old son of
Mrs. Era Case, instructor in newspa
per English at the Manual Training
High School, Kansas City, was recent
ly promoted from a private to a cor
poral in the regular army. He has
been transferred to the artillery offic
ers' training camp at Fort Sill, Okla.
Mrs. Case was a special student in the
School of Journalism during the Sum
mer of 1915. The son expected enter
the School of Journalism this fall with
SorS.'H) MEN ARE ON STRIKE
Higher Wages' Demands and I. IV.
W.'s Chen as Reasons.
By United Press
NEW YORK, August 10. Approxi
mately 35,850 men arc striking
throughout the country in various in
dustries. In the wesf the I. W. W.'s
are held largely responsible for the
trouble. In other sections demands
for higher wages to meet the increased
cost of living have led to strikes.
To 3IexIco on Visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hunton and
daughter Sarah, went to Mexico yes
All we Norwegians ask is terms
that will allow us to exist as a nation
without entering the war. After the
war It will be important to the future
of the world that some nations have
remained neutral. Dr. Fridtjot Nan-sen.
EDITORIAL PRAISES J. A. HUDSON
through, supporting the government
in all it undertakes, no matter how
long the war lasts or how much it
"We must win.
"Any discord or division, after the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat Laud Work
of Columbia Business Man.
The work of J. A. Hudson of Colum
bia as a journalist, farmer' and busi
ness man is praised by the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat in the following ed
itorial, entitled "An Editor in Busi
"For many years J. A. Hudson was
publisher and editor of the Macon
(Mo..) Times, which he made one of
the newsiest, strongest and most
profitable county seat weeklies in the
country. His discussion of questions
attracted wide attention. When the
free silver movement was sweeping
the West, he defended the gold stand
ard valiantly. There was scarcely an
argument in Secretary Carlisle's mas
terly speeches in the campaign of
1S9G which had not previously ap
peared in the Macon Times.
"Albion W. Tourgee issued a cam
paign pamphlet announcing the dis
covery of an apparent violation of
the law of supply and demand, under
which an increased supply of gold
had lowered the price of silver. But
the Macon Times had discovered and
stated the "new law" years before.
Mr. Hudson did not neglect local
matters and was an insistent cham
pion of good roads, better farming
and better live stock. He was the
author of the Hudson district road
"Disposing of the Times because he
could not support Bryan, Mr. Hudson
went into the telephone business at
When the clerk came out at seven
minutes before 12 o'clock yesterday
and told the men they were excused
until 1 o'clock, a sigh of relief was ex
pressed by many men who had waited
for nearly three hours for their turn.
Governor Mixes in I. W. W. Trouble.
By United Pres .
PHOENIX, Ariz., August 10 Arous-
eu over Bisbees action in turning
back a committee of five appointed
by the Arizona Federation of Labor
to investigate the I. W. W. transporta
tions there. Governor Campbell pre
pared today to go to Bisbee and in
vestigate the situation personally.
Campbell maintained that he would
take drastic action to enforce law and
order in Bisbee. I
Real Estate Changes Hands.
A. B. Coffman has sold a part ot lot
23 in the subdivision of Garth's-addi-
tion to T. F. Ridgeway for $1,500.
The property is at Oak and Hill
streets. The house and lot at 140S
Bass avenue in the Anthony subdivis
ion has been "sold by Martha G. Bar
nett to EH Hodge for $2,750.
BRING YOUK SHOES TO
They have the best equipped shoe
repair department In the city
24 S. Ninth moot
Moreau Lodre Dew Drop Inn Fraternity
Ideal summer outing place on beiotlful
Moreau. for rest ana recreation, for par
ties, or for Individuals. New hungafiws
completely furnished with everything for
convenience and comfort. Boating, bath
Ins, flshlnjr, danclne. Scenery snperb.
Excellent automobile roads. Supplies from
our own truck garden, dairy and poultry
yard at very low prices. Hates for Indi
viduals, 50c a day; rates for parties upon
request. For Illustrated literature write
to P. VV. DallmeTer. Pron R. P. n No
J. Box 10. Jefferson City. Mo.
FOR SALE OR RENT
One of the prettiest eight-room, strictly modern, brick and
stucco homes in Westmount. Has large sleeping porch, large living
room and everything else that goes to make up a good home. Lot
90x200 feet and on crest of hill. Price very low and terms like pay
ing rent- J. A. STEWART, Owner,
Exchange National Bank HIdg.
Herbert Roy Cow den of Woodland
ville holds the Boone County record i
to uaie ior neignt. When Cowden
was measured yesterday by the doc
tors he was found to stand C feet 7
inches without his shoes.
A negro appeared before the local
exemption board and informed the ex
emption clerk that he had joined the
ministry and wanted his "redemption
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You Had Better Hurry, Only One More Day I
AT OUR 1
August Clearance Sale I
We have many special inducements that will save you money.
-WJ, UllU OWL 111VMJ.
fomorrow is the last day of sale.
The change in the minimum weight
and height requirements announced by
General Crowder yesterday did not
change any of the exemption board's
decisions on the men who appeared
ror examination yesterday. The min
imum weigni was reduced 5 to 12
pounds according to height. The min
imum height was reduced from 5 feet
I inches to 5 feet 2 inches, and the
chest expansion was reduced one-half
inch. AH of the men who were passed
yesterday would have passed these
A large percentage of the men ap
pearing before the exemption board
are married men. Most of them are
claiming exemption, in some form or
other, a small percentage of single
men are asking to be exempted.
One lot of Spring Suits, regular price up to
$ 16.50, close out price - - - $5.95
Lot 2 Spring Suits, regular price up to
$25.00, sale price, choice - $9.95
Ladies' Middy Blouses, regular 75c value,
sale price --.... 49c
Children's Gingham Dresses, sizes 8 to 12
years, regular $1.00 and $1.25 values,
slightly soiled, sale Dries, vnnr prmi
1 T JWW. WftfWIWW
Summer Dresses, regular price up to $10.00
your choice for $5.95
Summer Silk Dresses, regular price up to
$16.50, sale price, choice - $9.95
$1-25 and $1.50 Middy Blouses, sale
Ladies' Gingham and Percale House Dress
es, regular $1.25,$1.50 values at $1.00
Children's Gingham Dresset 3 to 6 years,
. regular 75c, sale price - - . 49c
Other Special Inducements During This Sale
APPLIES FOR AVIATION WORK
F. W. Nledermejer, Jr., Hopes To En
ter FIjIng School Soon.
F. W. Niedermeyer, Jr., who return
ed to Columbia recently after several
months at the Officers' Training Camp
at Fort Riley, Kan., Jias made appli
cation to enter the aviation service.
Young Niedermeyer feels that it is
very probable that he will be allowed 5
10 enter the aviation work and is ex
pecting some sort of word to this ef
fect within the near future.
In order to qualify for this branch
of the United States war service the
recruit is first sent to a ground school
and then to a Hying school.
10 per cent Discount an all Silks, Georgettes and
Crepe de Chines.
23 per cent Discount on Printed Voile, Organ
dies and Lawns.
10 per cent Discount on White Goods.
10 per cent Discount on Table Linens and Nap
kins. 10 pft cent Discount on Wide Sheeting," Sheets
and Pillow cases.
10 per cent Discount on White Quilts.
10 per cent Discount on Silk Gloves.
10 per cent Discount on Bleached and Brown Do
mestic. 10 per cent Discount on Silk and Cotton Hosiery.
10 per cent Discount on Corsets.
10 per cent Discount on Summer Underwear.
10 per cent Discount on all Curtain Goods.
10 per cent Discount on Ginghams.
10 per cent Discount on Percales. "
The above prices for Cash Goods charged at regular Price. I
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