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CMcago. OVERCOME EVIL
How great the task imposed upon
the person who would follow the
Christian dictate, "Overcome evil
with good." But, on the other hand,
how great the reward for him who.
after living a true life of a Christian,
can say "I came, I saw, I conquered.
He who can combat the evils of pres
ent day life and emerge from the
years of struggle victorious is as
great a hero as the battlefields of
the Somme and the Piave can ever
The ethicist proves by historical
reference and reasoning that evil
must exist in the make-up ot the
world. He then offers two courses
which the man or woman may meet
this essential defect in the Utopian
dream of mankind. We may antag
onize evil and make it a means to our
own perfection. By this course alone
can man triumph. He who can real
ize his detects end, knowing wherein
his weakness lies, firmly set his face
in the opposite direction, will ulti
mately prove to be the man who
"overcomes evil with good."
The other course open to mankind
is to endure evil solidly and ill
humoredly and permit it to conquer
us, or exercise our wits in contem
plating and analyzing it. This is the
course followed by the ill-fated Ham
let who, in his inability to overcome
the evil that caused the death of his
royal father, was finally consumed
by the evil himself. He who, by his
royal position, was able to fully live
out the Christian dictate, preferred
to follow the opposite course.
Christianity is often pointed out
as a blind alley for attaining ends
which reason would not point out.
The teachings of ethics bring one to
the conclusion that he who refutes
the doctrine ot Christianity has small
chance of realizing and appreciating
the moral doctrines by which the
world is governed. The teachings of
the humble Master are proved alike
by history and reason as worthy of
WHAT ABOUT CHRISTMAS f
"Merry Christmas!" say some of
our pessimists. "How can we have
a merry Christmas when the world
is saddened by the desolation of
Indeed, as knitting needles are
plied and Liberty Bond issues are
pushed, more than one of us are won
dering if a merry Christmas is pos
sible this year.
The tears come all unbidden when
we think of our boys "somewhere In
- France" or somewhere in training
camps waiting for the call to go sail
ing across the ocean. Our hearts
ache, thinking of the pain and suf
fering which must be theirs and we
wonder no doubt if there will ever be
again the "peace on earth, good will
to men" which is the essence of
And yet, the very fighting which our
boys are doing, and planning to do,
is destined to bring closer the day
when there shall be a real "brother
hood of man." Our boys want "peace
on earth," but they want a peace that
shall endure They want a world
purified by struggle and the endur
ance which produces the really great,
In the thought and a comforting
one it is that we are fighting for
peace and brotherhood, the very
things which now seem so far away,
it is not hard to have at least a
cheerful Christmas, even if it is not
exactly as merry as former Chrlst
mases. And when we fill children's
stockings and write cheerful letters
to the front, and hear again tbe
chime of Christmas bells and the
sound ot Christmas carols, perhaps
some of the Innermost meaning of
Christmas will enter our hearts as
It has never done before who
Columbia is a good clean town, but
in his report the mayor made no
comment on the increasing number
ot coke-fiends here this winter. We
know of one fiend that has such a
craving for coke that if its owner
does not get up in the middle of the
night and give it some, the Are will
be out in the morning.
A butcher boy who "possessed an
air of such stupidity that he was per
mitted to call daily at Fort Toten in
his rounds" has been interned be
cause he had Important papers among
his effects and was an expert teleg
rapher and map maker and was em
ployed by the kaiser. Moral: Don't
possess an air ot stupidity.
A news dispatch says the baby war
bonds have taken up temporary quar
ters in the postoffice. Ail ot our
quarters are temporary and therefore
we are investing ours in thrift
stamps and not taking any chances.
Tbe St. Louis girl who asks $300,
000 for a man's failure to wed her is
the sort of woman the masculine sex
should appreciate. There could be
no complaint of her. failure to appre
ciate a man's value in the world.
Returning from a recruiting sta
tion the other day an applicant was
asked if he received a commission.
"No," he replied, "but why should I,
I didn't make an investment."
The better we know some people
the better we like them, but the re
verse may also be true it they are
not ot the heroic mold.
"Unfit for Service a Suicide" and
"Son Drafted, a German Kills Self"
were headlines in the same column.
You simply cannot please everyone.
Save up your quarters, pile up the
thrift stamps and you will soon have
a "baby bond" in your safety deposit
Some pessimistic girl once said that
this is a man's world. It was Adam's
until Eve came.
Daily Hoover Hint
Miss Louise Stanley of the home
economics department of the Univer
sity tells how to co-operate in cele
brating a sugarless Christmas:
"In spite of the scarcity of sugar
and the necessity for its conserva
tion," Miss Stanley says, "good,
wholesome candies can be prepared
for the youngsters from the various
sirups that are available. It the
children themselves have a part in
the preparation of these candies, so
much the better. The nuts have been
gathered; now is the time to crack
them and pick out the 'goodies.' Pop
the corn and have it ready for the
popcorn balls. All should be readv
and the week before Christmas the
candles may be made, or even sooner
if they are put carefully away In air
"There is no candy the children en
joy making more, than pull candy or
taffy. For this, boll sorghum or corn
sirup with the addition of a small
piece of butter and two tablespoon-
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ber and variety of useful gifts for men and boys in stock, the S & B
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Spirit, overflowing gifts bearing the true Christmas sentiment.
GIFTS OF COMFORT FOR THE SOLDIER
Sweaters, Helments, Wristlets, Mitts, Khaki Handkerchiefs, Comfort
Belts, Blankets, Woolen Socks, Etc.
fuls of vinegar to each cup ot the
sirup until the mixture forms a brit
tle mass when dropped Into cold
water. . It Is then poured on a but
tered platter to cool. Nuts may or
may not be added. As the mass cools
about the edges it is taken up in the
hands to be pulled. Pull until light,
incorporating as much air as possi
ble. Pull out In long pieces and cut
in short lengths. This must be han
dled as hot as possible, as it hardens
"Popcorn balls arc lots of fun and
they require only a small amount of
sirup. Boil the sirup as before, fla
vor and pour over a large bowl of
popcorn. Stir carefully so that the
sirup Is mixed well with the corn;
as it cools form into balls.
"Sirups may be substituted entire
ly for the sugar in any candies ex
cept cream candies; with these they
may be substituted for as much as
one-fourth of the sugar."
THE NEW BOOKS
"Red Pepper's Patients."
Only Red Pepper could have gath
ered together such a motley crew as
Grace Richmond presents in "Red
Pepper's Patients," and only Red
Pepper could have made the sacri
fices that needed to have been made,
but Red Pepper comes up to the
scratch every time. The book is
really a series of episodes, each ot
them making a story, but in each the
red-headed young surgeon is the life
and the inspiration and he loses noth
ing of that charm which has made
him perennially popular.
(Doubleday, Page & Co., New York;
TO CHOOSE FOOD OFFICIALS
Dean Mumford Will Select Adminis
trator for Each County.
Thirty-eight appointments have
been made by Frederick B. Mumford,
federal food administrator for Mis
souri, of county food administrators
in the state. Seventy-six appoint
ments are yet to be made, including
one for Boone County.
The county food administrators
are to have the duties of the state
administrator in their particular dis
tricts and will be directly under his
supervision. The organization is
expected to make more efficient the
work in Missouri by keeping the
state administrator in close touch
with all sections of the state and tbe
conditions arising in each.
Mrs. Jfell Jones Asks DlTorce.
Mrs. Nell Jones has filed suit in the
Circuit Court for divorce from B. F.
Jones on the grounds of desertion for
more than one. year and failure (o pro
vide for her and their small son. Mrs.
Jones is the widow of David Ballew.
She asks that her former name of
Nell Ballew -be restored.
HEADQUARTERS FOR HOLIDAY TOGGERY
AT THE CHURCHES
Sunday School begins 'at 9:45
o'clock; regular morning service starts
at 11 o'clock. Virginia Building, sec
The Rev. L. Acker of Moberiy will
hold English services at 8 o'clock
Sunday evening in the Y. M. C. A.
Auditorium. The subject of his ser
mon will be "Luther's Familiarity
With the Bible."
Morning prayer and service will be
at 11 o'clock by the Rev. B. E. Reed
of Webster Groves. Sunday School
will bo held at 9:45 o'clock. Dr.
Hermann Almstedt will give an organ
recital at 4 o'clock. There will be
no evening service.
Sunday School will .be held at 9:45
o'clock. Regular services at 11 o'clock.
Dr. W. W. Elwang will speak on "Can
Our Religion Stand the Strain?" The
young people's meeting will bo at 6:30
o'clock and evening service, at 7:30.
The Social Circle will meet at 3 o'
clock on Monday.
Bible School will be at 9:30 o'clock.
and the men's class at the same hour.
Morning worship will .be held at 10:45
o'clock. The subject of the Rev. M. A.
Mart's sermon will be "Songs of De
liverance." Evening service will be
held at 7:30 o'clock, with a sermon
on "Burning Our Own Smoke." Inter
mediate Endeavor will meet at 3:30
o'clock, and Senior Endeavor at 6:30.
Prayer meeting will be held at 7:30
o'clock Wednesday evening. The Lad
les' Aid and Missionary societies will
hold an all day meeting Friday.
Sunday School will be held at 9:30
o'clock, and morning service at 10:30.
The Rev. S. W. Hayne will deliver
the third of his series of sermons on
the divhjity of Jesus, "The Fact of
Christian Experience.' Devotional
service of the Epworth League and
the Intermediate Epworth League will
be at 6:30 o'clock. Evening service
win be held at 7:30 o'clock, with the
sermon by the presiding elder of the
Fayette District, the Rev. Charles O.
Ransford. The Board of Stewards
will meet at 2:30 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon. St Paul's A. 3f. E.
Sunday School will be held at 9:30
o'clock, and morning services at 11
o'clock. Mrs. Georgia Barnett will
lead the League, which will meet at
6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Maud Williams will
sing. Evening services will be at 7:45
o'clock. The Rev. G. M. Tillman will
preach both morning and evening.
RAILROAD RATES WILL INCREASE
Stadests Leariagr for Holidays Kay
SaTe by Buying Ketara Ticket.
Students going home for the Christ
mas holidays may save from a few
cents to a few dollars by buying round
Because of the new two and one
half cent fare going into effect Jan
uary 1, it will cost 88 cents more to
come back from Kansas City than to
go there. The new face will be 4.57
one way, as compared with the pres
ent 3.69. Likewise it will cost those
from St. Louis 73 cents more to re
turn, the new fare ibeing $3.88 one
way, in comparison with the present
$3.15 ($2.92 plus the war tax of 23
Should 2,000 of the student body go
one hundred miles from Columbia,
they will have to pay a thousand dol
lars more to get back than to go, if
they do not buy round-trip tickets.
At the Wabash ticket office the new
rates were not available yesterday,
. WILL BE OPEN NEXT WEEK
AT OUR NEW LOCATION
Next door to Boone County I
National Bank I
Same Old Pep!
"Cold weather can't frighten Willard
owners. There are 700,000 of 'em and
every one gets a good start every day,
winter or summer.
Run Your Car
Or Store It
In either case winter care of your
battery is important.
It's easy, too, when you know
what to do.
And it means a lot to your sat
isfaction with your lights and
Batteries properly charged and
cared for don't freeze the others
We'll tell you what to do, or do
it for you just as you please.
m This is a real battery service sta
tion, in charge of men with real
storage battery knowledge and ex
perience. We have the space and equip
ment for re-charging, repairing
and storing batteries.
Repair parts and complete new
batteries always in stock.
Ask for one of our free inspec
tion cards and our pamphlet "on
winter care of batteries.
COX & HUDSON
In U$e On 700,000 Motor Cars
but calculations showed them to be
"Round-trip tickets may be obtained
for as long as thirty days," the ticket
Give Program of War Poems.
A program of war poems from RobL
ert Service's "Rhymes of a Red Cross
Man" was given Friday night by stu
dents of the Christian College School
of expression in the college auditor
ium. Those on the program were
Misses John Pearl Griffith, Bess Snyl
der, Frances Weeks, Grace Short.
Mary Hatton, Anne Hickman, Isa
bella Bradford, Louise Johnson, Li.
lian .Morris, Eloita Stidham, Beulah
Let Holborn make your
We guarantee to please
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