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CWILIAH CLOTHES GO
Soldiers and Sailors-to-Be
Sell Unwarlike Things
at Auction. ,
LOW PRICES PREVAIL
Olive Drab and Navy Blue
Has Attracted Many at
"Two dollars, gentlemen, I am of
fered for this $7 silk shirt, guaran
teed not to fade and to fit any neck;
worn only twice and equal to any
thing that can be bought in Columbia
for ?10 Do I hear two-fifty? Who
said two-one? Gentlemen, just feel
the texture of this goods, gentlemen.
Notice the sheerness of the article.
Gentlemen, it is going at two-one, go
ing at two-one, going at "
A freshman is the center of attrac
tion. Around him is a great pile of
clothes and paraphernalia of all de
scriptions, from white flannel trou
sers to a heavy winter overcoat, from
kodaks to poker chips. Around him
are crowded young men, some of
whom are lucky enough to have mon
ey to buy the bargains that are of
. fered, others who are there just to
hear the auctioneer's line of patter
and still others who are figuring- on
selling their own clothes. The scene
Is almost any fraternity or boarding
house in Columbia.
The cause ot all the commotion is
the sale of clothes ot themen who
are going to war. Forty-eight stu
dents are going to the Third Officers'
Training Camp and many others are
enlisted in some branch of the service
and do not intend to return after the
holidays. They are soon to be out
fitted by Uncle Sam, one of the great
est ready-to-wear clothiers for young
men In the world. They have little
use for the silk shirts, the spats, the
flannel trousers, tennis rackets, elec
tric toasters and all of the olhcr
paraphernelia that a, student accumu
lates while he is in school.
v Just how many clothes, knicknacks,
pictures and the like which will
change hands this week is hard to cs
tlmatp. Almost every house that has
ten or twelve men rooming there has
one who will not return soon, at least
not until the war is over.
Some of the bargains that are of
fered would put to shame any depart
ment store, but the buyers are few.
Few of the men know just how long
It will be before they change their
civilian clothes for the olive drab ot
the Army or the blue of the Navy.
The only things that are reserved
by the sellers are the flannel shirts,
army shoes and underwear. In the
words of the auctioneer, ''Every thing
must go, gentlemen."
SPENDS $182,859 QX KOADS
MJssonrl Has One Mile In Fourteen of
Public Rural Highways Surfaced.
The division of economics, U. S
P Office of Public Roads and Rural En
gineering, recently published figures
onjthe expenditures of the various
states in 1916 for roads and bridges.
Dean E. J. McCaustland of the Uni
versity of Missouri has studied th,e
report to see how Missouri s actlvi
ties compare with those of adjoining
State funds expended under the
supervision ot the State Highway De
partment for the year amount to
M82.859, of which $279,548 was used
in construction, $198,226 in mainte
nance, and $10,085 in administration,
Dean McCausUand found. The dtvi
sion estimates that the local bridge
and road expenditures not under the
State Highway Department amounted
to approximately 7,50i,000. In the
matter of maintenance it is estimated
that 9,000 miles were kept in repair
by state aid during the year; also it
was estimated that $700,000 would ibe
available from state funds for all
purposes for 1917.
"The bars statement of these
figures, however, is likely to convey
very little information unless we
give some consideration to the total
mileage in the state and also the
proportion of this tota which has re
ceived attention in the way of special
surfacing," says the University engi
neer. "The available figures indicate
that the total of all public rural roads
In the state approximate 96,000, of
which somewhat more than 7,000 or
V2 per cent are surfaced. In cam
parison with adjoining states Mis
souri makes a reasonably fair show
ing in this regard, since Iowa is
credited with only l per cent of sur
faced roads, Kansas with 1 3-10, Il
linois 13, Arkansas 3, and Nebraska
"The Missouri state-aid law was
passed in 1907 and up to January 1,
1917, more than $2,250,000 of state
funds had been expended for road
work. There is no doubt that under
the new organization of our Highway
Department and with the Federal
aid, future funda will be much more
effecthely used lhan has tbeen pos
sible In the past" .
THE EYEXDfG MISSOUBLUf, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1917.
CITY AND CAMPUS -
C. M. Pape went to Hallsville yes
leraay .afternoon on business.
A. T. Rindskops left yesterday for
his home in St Louis.
"E. H. Sims returned yesterday aft
ernoon to his home at Sturgeon.
Thomas J. Johnson went to Mexico
yesterday on business.
R. C. Weaver returned yesterday
afternoon to his home at Hallsville.
E. O. Snedeker returned to his farm
near Laddonia the first of the week.
I S. Belcher went to Centralla this
Mrs. Gordon Gould went to St
James this morning.
T. J. Waller went to St Joseph this
Miss Martha Brown went to Mexico
yesterday afternoon to visit Mrs. A.
.Mrs. Thomas McCann went to Mcx
16o yesterday to visit Mrs. Collier
Doss Brittain of Jefferson City went
to Moberly yesterday afternoon on
John A. Sage left yesterday after
noon for Kansas City to spend the
S. Brandt left yesterday for his
home In New York to spend the
Henry Frank left yesterday for his
home in Memphis, Tenn., where he
will spend the Christmas holidays.
Mrs. G. E. Johnston arrived yester
day from Marshalltown, la., to visit
Mrs. Charles E. Johnston.
Miss Jackie Lucas, who has been
visiting here, returned to Iter home
in St. Joseph this morning.
. Miss Cecile Levy and her brother,
Lester, left today for their home at
Marlin, Tex., to spend the holidays.
Mrs. W. C. Belcher went to Halls
ville this morning to attend the fun
eral of her grandfather, W. W. Brown.
Mrs. M. C. Barnett went to Halls-
Allle this morning to attend the fun
eral of W. W. Brown.
Mrs. M. J. Carlls, who has been
visiting Mrs. J. P. Carlls, returned to
her home in Hallsville this morning.
Roy E. Brown went to Hallsville
this morning to attend the funeral of
his grandfather, W. W. Brown.
Mrs. Banner Johnson, who has ben
visiting her sister, Mrs. Edward John
son, left this morning for her home
Mrs. D. D. Phelan, who has been
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Woods,
left this morning for her home in
Mrs. T. N. Carter and daughter,
Evelyn, who have been visiting Mrs.
Ella Elkin, went to Centralla yester
day. Mrs. O. S. Pemberton of Hallsville,
who has been visiting Mrs. A. W.
Rummans, returned home jesterday
Mls3 Dorothy Turner, a student in
the University, left today T for her
home in Raton, N. M., where she will
spend the holidays.
Mrs. J. S. Asbury left today for
Washington, Ark., where she will
spend the holidays with her daughter,
.Mrs. R. A. Brown.
Pror. H. O. Allison of the animal
husbandry department returned yes
terday from Purdue. University, where
he gave a lecture on cattle feeding.
Mrs. W. H. Fx, who has been vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Coons, re
turned to her home at Marshall yes
terday. Charles Herald arrived yesterday
afternoon from St. Louis to attend
the Alpha Tau Omega dance Thurs
.Miss Cecille Levy and Lester Levy
lett for.Waco, Tex , to see their broth
er, Nathan Levy. From there they
will go to their home In Marlin, Tex.
Mrs. F.'G. Ridgway and Miss Al
zoma Ridway, who have been visiting
in Columbia, left this morning for
their home in Clarence.
L..W. Luten, a student in the Uni
versity High School, left yesterday
afternoon for his home at Union City,
Tenn., where he was called because
E. II. Shrew's Home Not at Ara.
Erwln H. Shaw was given in a
recent issue of "the Mlssourian as the
name of a former student who was re
ported to have died in France. His
sister. Miss Clara Shaw, is teaching
school at Jerico Springs, Mo, her
home, and is not located at Ava, as
the item, stated. When Mr. Shaw and
his sister left the University they
went to Alba, Mo.
There'll be more good
fellowship more Christ
mas cheer" more or the
holiday spirit about the
table if you finish your
TTS&THE FINEST GROWN"
W. B. NOWELL'S
Ninth and Walnut Streets
of the illness "oT ;his father, D. A.
Luten. "- 1
C. F. WStwer, a student in the Uni
versity, left this morning for his
home in Dallas, Tex., to spend the
Mrs. Rosa Ingels went to Kansas
City yesterday in answer to a tele
gram from her son, Giltner Ingels,
who has received an order from
Washington to report at Kansas City
for an examination for the aviation
corps. Mr. Ingels has been stationed
at Camp Doniphan, Fort Sill, Okla.
- John I. Haldeman of La Belle, who
left school the first of the month to
enter national service, is now sta
tioned at Camp Meigs, Washington,
Vivian Cannon and Ora Esrey ar
rived yesterday afternoon from Dan
ville, Ky where they have been at-
Will You Be Here During
I will continue my boarding tables
throughout that time and am pre
pared to furnish the best of meals -'
At $4.50 a Week
$3.50 a Week for Two Meals
MRS. ELVA LESTER
5I7 South Sixth Street
tending school. They will spend the
Christmas holidays here.
Frank Ledbetter. a senior In th
School of Journalism, left Monday forj
him home in Farmlngton. He, has
enlisted in the Navy, and will
report at the Great Lakes Training
School December 29.
For the accommodation of
Holiday Shoppers our store
will be open every evening
until after Christmas.
22 S. Ninth Street Phone 749
in all Colors
The Scott Book Shop
Invites Your Inspection
Christmas Cards M The Newest
Leather Goods Always
Fountain Pens j 920 Broadway
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