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THE EYENDT6 MISS0UB1AN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1917.
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SED JIUI A NEWSPAPER
vt to a letter from home dally con-
llnlng Items of interest to the men
hd boys in the army training camps
our country, the newspapers sup-
es the demand and cheers the
imping soldier lad as nothing else
n. To those already across the deep
France, the people of America have
en asked to send magazines and
nka of fiction Jn a more or less un-
icial way, but for the boys still in
is country no such suggestion is
ide. It is expected and understood
it the newspaper from a soldier's
ip town here was his greatest
arco of interest while in the train-
frhe edge and freshness of the news
not taken off by the time a news-
oer from most any part of the
dted States can reach an army
lining camp in any ection of the
antry. It comes to the man in
ki with a new message from the
me-folk dally, it occupies his time
sfltably and stimulates his energy in
noble work he is doing.
Hundreds of men now in uniform
(re subscribed for their home-town
her themselves, hundreds of other
ties have been sent to them through
bscriptions entered by their friends
relatives. No better or more ap-
clated gift of remembrance could
selected. Send him a newspaper
hd him the Missourian.
further action to be taken by the local
We blams the company for this. It
was the recommendation of the com
mission that it should make every ef
fort to extend its service under the
lower rate and thereby gain more
consumers. This was never done. .To
be sure now. It is aBklng for higher
prices for its service. At the time of
the return of one of the employes of
the commission last August, the com
pany attempted a foil by doing a bit
of advertising Just at that time.
That wasn't good business nor was it
fairness to the citizens of the city.
The object of all utilities Is that
they should serve the public in the
most efficient manner possible. We as
a city should not at our own expense
permit a private corporation to
operate on the basis of a monopoly.
The Columbia Gas Company should
prove its good will toward Columbians
and should show its appreciation for
the opportunity it has enjoyed at
their expense. Is it doing this?
Christian College Notes
)ae other word about buying that
lerty Bond and you only have
y until Saturday to prove whether
a are for your government or
linst it although it is patriotic to
r a bond, it is also one of the
rewdest, canniest investments you
lid possibly make.
To save at the spigot and waste
the bung is unwise economy, why
I convert barley and other liquor
terials Into breakfast foods a
typical American diet for the
Some persons continue to think
.t patriotism consists of going
rnnd with flags on their collars and
ling others "slackers." The true
.riot does not advertise simself.
Miss Hezel Becker, Lena Brown and
Louise Johnson of Chlrstian College
will spend the week-end in Kansas
Misses Nell Swallow and Dorothy
Aldrich will visit friends at Hardin
College for the" week-end.
Miss Olive Prince will spend the
week-end at her home in Odessa and
in Kansas City.
Miss Ester Breit will meet her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Breit of
Marfa, Tex., at Kansas City. They
will attend the Christian Church Convention.
Mrs. S. T. Baldwin of Kingman,
Kan., and her daughter, Miss
Marine Baldwin of Christian College,
will spend the week-end in Kansas
C. It. Caldwell of Muskogee, Okla.,
was the guest of his daughter, Ruth,
THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WAR
HOTTEST SEASON OX RECORD
i glance into the advertising
umns of some of the national
nthly publications makes us wonder
y somebody has not invented a ball
Irlng mouse trap.
the old idea of leaving the stable
locked until the horse was stolen is
1 in fashion. More people ordered
I In the first few hours after the
w fell than in a week before.
i'o one can doubt the patriotism of
s Liberty Bond Puhlman of
negie, Pa., who received a Liberty
hd as a birthday present.
These strategically profitless Zep
in raids upon London are unex
inable unless they are the Teutonic
ment's need of self-expression.
lere's an opportunity of a llfe
e. Buy a Liberty Bond and
arge it to the Kaiser."
Jxample is better than precept. If
want your neighbor to Hooverlze,
1 the way.
THE GAS SITUATION
tere's the gas situation in Columbia
1 nut shell. The local company
practically two plants and a large
tunt of unusable equipment upon
ch it must realize a dividend. With
raise in price of coal, coke and
and general operating expenses it
its to resort to a raise which will
Die it to cope with both conditions,
bout three years ago investigations
the Public Utilities Commission
ved that the rates being charged
gas at that time, which were $1.75
1,000 cubic feet for small con
ers and $1.60 per 1,000 for large
lumers, were too high, and as a
It ordered an adjustment which
made. The new rates, which are
maintained, were $1.35 and $1.20
ectively. The pressure of the
s has forced the company to ap-
to the Public Utilities Commis-
to return to the old prices. It
. be noted also that the over
ge which was ordered returned to
:onsumers of Columbia was never
ided. We should see that some
of an adjustment is made con
ing this matter before we permit
Mesopotamia Suffers from Heat Dur
ing June, July and August.
By Associated Press
BAGDAD, Oct. 26. This has been
the hottest season In Mesopotamia of
which record exists. The highest
temperature at Bagdad was 122.8 de
grees in July, and at Basrah 122,
while in the tents of the soldiers the
thermometer rose to ten degrees
higher. This was ten to twelve de
grees higher than in 1916. August
was also severely hot, and September
opened with a heat wave which drove
the thermometer to an average of
eight degrees above normal. The
mercury at Basrah on August 2S was
118, and on September 5 was 116, in
a damp atmosphere.
In spite of the abnormal conditions,
the spirit of the troops has been ex
cellent, and in the hottest weather
sports have been enjoyed as usual.
Early in June a football cup series
was played at Samarah. The first
week of September was marked by a
regatta and race meeting at Bagdad,
and a large number of men are now
in training for a big boxing tournament.
(This Is the first article In a series on
The jniversity of Missouri Is now
preparing Its students much more
thoroughly for military service than
ever before. The University, however,
has not become a school of military
science;' its regular work has not been
Infringed upon, students are still re-
quirea 10 carry xne minimum numoer
of scholastic hours.
The University proposer to make
every physically fit student capable of j
being a good soldier or officer, and(
with that end in view has required that
military work be taken in the fresh-1
man and sophomore years twice the
amount formerly required. These two
years (for four hours' credit) consti
tute only the basic training for en
trance to the Oflicers' Reserve Corps.
A unit of which is now established at
Entrance" Into the Officers' Reserve
Corps presupposes two years of mili
tary training and junior standing in
the University. " One entering yie
course must take the work two years
(twenty hours) and while In the
course, is paid," by the government,
$10 a month.' At the completion of
the course, and upon recommendation
of the commandant, he is eligible for
appointment in times of peace, as
second lieutenant, in the Officers' Re
serve Corps and in times of war is at
tached to the United States Army at a
salary of $100 a month.
The standard required for gradua
tion in this course is that required of
a platoon leader in an infantry com
pany. He must know the duties of a
platoon leader, and know the duties
GLEE CLUB ASKED TO FUNSTON
If delivery cost can be reduced it
will have the tendency to prevent an
increase in prices. (adv)
The best shoe repair shop in the city.
Neolin Soles a 'Specialty
24 S. 9th. St. Phone389Red
Training Camp Committee Invites
The University Glee Club has been
asked to sing before the soldiers at
Camp Funston and in the community
house at Junction City, Kan., in a
letter received from J. P. Robertson,
representing the War Department on
the Commission on Training Camp
Activities. The letter suggests that
the club also sing in Kansas City in
a benefit concert before appearing be
fore the soldiers. The Thanksgiving
holidays are suggested as the time
for the trip.
On account of the Missouri-Kansas
game being played in Columbia this
year. It will be impossible to make
the trip at the time suggested. A later
date for the trip is being considered
by the officers of the club. Jerome
Twlchell, Jr., formerly director of
the Mandolin Club, i3 director of the
community house at Junction City
and was instrumental in sending the
invitation to the club.
the University's share in the war.)
of a soldier both as an individual and
as a part of a larger organization.
Besides the Reserve Officers' Train
ing Corps, there Is the Signal Corps
composed or men who have had one
year of military training. There are
forty men in it at present. Signaling
by semaphore, by "buzzer" and by
wireless Is being practiced. Later In
the year the class is to have the helio
graph to use in the day, and light
flashes for night. I
A separate division, the Faculty
Unit, composed of members of the
faculty' of the University, is drilling
twice a week under the commandant.
Captain Wallace Cragie. There are
thirty-two members of this unit I
The total of men at the University;
or Missouri now engaged in military
preparation of some sort is 660, or
about one-half the number of men
enrolled In the University. Of this
number 33 are officers.
A rifle range of 300 yards is to be
established in order that the men may
become skilled in handling the army
rifle. The regulation army rifle and
cartridge will be used. It is not yet I
known when the range will be estab
lished or where it will be. Dummies
will be used in training the men to use
The cadets are organized into one
regiment of two battalions of four'
companies each, with the regimental
colonel, two majors, staff and company
officers in charge. Drill is held three
times a' week for one hour.
Japanese Novelist Offers Property.
By Associated Press
TOKIO, Oct. 26. Sokichi Nagal, a
well known Japanese novelist, has of
fered the whole of his family property
to the board of control of the Nobel
Prize Foundation in Sweden to be
added to the purpose of that fund.
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
JANE AND KATHERINE LEE
(Fox's Baby Grands) in
TWO LITTLE IMPS'
We especially recommend this picture
Also Bray Pictograph and Drew Comedy,, -;
MATINEE 3 P. M.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
"BEWARE OF STRANGERS",
Teachers wanted to fill emergency
vacancies in all departments. Have
calls for teachers daily. Only 3
per cent commission. Teachers' Em
ployment Bureau, 208-209 C. R. S.
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