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THE EVESIXG jUSSOURIAX, 3I0XD AY, X0VE3IBER 11, 191S.
THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
Member Audit Bureau of Circulations.
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THE END OF THE WAH
After more than four years of hos
tilities the greatest of all wars is
For the last four years the whole
of Europe and much of Asia have
been filled with bloodshed and In
trigue. Kings, emperors and czars
have fallen. A sultan, and an em
peror have died, perhaps from the
strain of perpetual thinking upon the
cruelties perpetrated by their sol-
diers and the soldiers of their allies.
Then, too, a czar was deposed and
With the war ended a pitiable state
of affairs exists. Russia, starting out
on the side of the Entente Allies,
is in such a state of chaos that it
will tske unbounded effort to restore
her to the semblance of a nation. Bel
gium and parts or France have been
so devastated and overrun that bil
lions of dollars must be spent in re
building the cities, orchards, farms
and all necessities of life. The millions
of dollars worth of treasures that have
been destroyed cannot be replaced.
The priceless cathedrals now in ruins
are lost forever to man.
With democracy victor over auto
cracy, right over might and humanity
over brutality, the greatest period of
reconstruction is to come. Russia
must be settled down into a state
Austria and Hungary must reform.
Turkey is to be made over. Germany
must change absolutely every present
mode of action and become a new
people in every way. Not in a hun
dred years w ill she become more than
a lesser state.
The end of the war leaves a better
world, morally, spiritually and phys
ically. Men and women will lead
cleaner lives; there should be an all
embracing religion, with sect forgot
ten, and the worn out bodies of men.
women and children must be rebuilt
with all the arts learned in the last
You don't hear any more of the
man who used to throw his shoes at
stray cats that howled in the night.
In these days of high-priced shoes he
would as soon think of throwing his
wife's best china or a parlor vase.
WHEN THE CHURCHES REOPEN
Yesterday was the sixth Sunday
without church services in Columbia.
To some it has Been a time for doing
worth-while things, reading good
books, calling on sick people, writing
cheery letters to boys in France, and
other little "odd jobs" that are crowd
ed out by the many tasks that make
up the average man's or woman's reg
ular weekly routine. But to many
it has been a day to frivol away, a
day of selfish pleasure and therefore a
It would put many of us to shame,
some of us who are church negligents,
to see our boys in France flocking
Into the Y. M. C. A. huts on Sunday
for a few minutes of spiritual com
They have nothing to impel them
to attend church services but their
own wishes. They are far from home
influences, and many of them have
not even come from religious homes,
but they are drawn as if by a strong
unseen hand on Sunday morning to
the "Y." hut and receive a stimulus
and inspiration that they could not
obtain from any other source.
Too many in this country attend
church services for superficial rea
sons. We should go because of the
spiritual good it will do us and our
friends. We should realize that if
young and irresponsible soldiers en
joy the fellowship and common tie of
Sunday morning services it is a
privilege that we are only denying
ourselves if we do not attend services
Of all humble feelings, those of the
German peace envoys must have been
the humblest when they approached
the French lines bearing the white
flag of truce.
R. J. COLLIER: A TRIBUTE
The editor of Collier's Weekly is
dead. Since 1S9S he had been editor
In his career he has. since America
entered the war, endeavored to bring
home to the American people the un
derstanding and sympathy he himself,
had of the conditions and peoples in
volved. He it was who published the
stories of H. C. Witwer, who told In
an interesting, graphic way the actual
work and existence of the men in
the American Army in France. Not
only in editorials, pictures and stories
did Collier try to bring home to the
people of the United States the true
conditions everywhere in the war
zone, but he was active in helping
ameliorate the misery over there.
A rare type of gentleman for our
hurrying bustling America was Col
lier, a booklover. Old and rare books
were with him almost a passion. Per
haps as much as any other person
now in this country was he an author
ity on books.
As a curious contract, he was also
an aviation enthusiast and was one of
the first men in America to encourage
the development of the art which has
'proved so valuable In the prosecution
of the war.
True American, true gentleman, fine
business man and publisher, the world
of books and magazines and newspa
pers is the worse off for the loss of
such a man.
THE .MEAMM! OF VICTORY
The end of the war how much is
included in these few words. The ter
mination of a long and bloody strug-
se. of infinite injustices, cold blooded
' !.. lfti- qnrl uintnn iloctritfttnn nf
trickery and wanton destruction o
life and property.
In a few words it means that the
United States and the Allies have
stood up for Christian Principles of
world freedom and justice to mankind
and have held to those principles
to the last crushing defeat of Prus
This is q war that will long be re
membered by those who live. Its his
tory will be passed down to poster
ity as that of the most horrible world
war that has ever taken place. It
has been a war of science, of skill, of
b-ainwork, in brief a war of resources
But it will also be remembered as
the war In which the civilized world
triumphed over the brutal and oppres-
sie, the triumph of democracy over
autocracy, where right and wrong
were weighed in the balance and the
QUARANTINE HERE ANU THERE
"I'd give almost an thing if I could
see a good moving picture again," is a
fiequ -nt exclamation in Columbia
since the shows have been closed. The
complaint of boredem because there
is "nothing to do" Is often heard. We
miss the pleasant social activities and
gatherings of the days before the
quarantine. Our evenings are spent
mostly in quiet conversation or read
ing. Now and then we find that our
stock of reading matter is depleted.
We have nothing to read for one even
ing and we are in a bad humor the
iWhen we are without shows, bookb
and social activities, we get a glimpse
of what the soldier's life would be
without the seven United War Work
organizations. Hut we at least have
the comforts of home. We are net
actually enduring physical suffering
and mental torture as they are.
If we at home are made restless and
bored by the small restrictions that
have been placed upon our activities,!
what would the soldier in France!
suffer if he had to endure the horror
of the battle field during his working
time and then return back of the lines
to be billetted In a barn or a hovel J
without any wholesome relaxation or
amusement until he was called to the
The United War Activities represent
the best things in ;t soldier's life.
They represent the hours when he
meets other men, converses with them,
receives some of the comforts of
home, good wholesome food, clean en
tertainment, inspiring lectures that
uphold his morale and last of all the
knowledge that the ideal of service is
None of us can fail to uphold activi
ties that reach the vital part of our
Army's strength, its courage and
morale. By contributing to the Unit
ed War Activities we show that we
are back of our men and urge them on
to victory, both on the battle field and
against moral temptations.
With malice toward none, with
charity for all, with firmness in the
rieht. as God gives us to see the
Tight. Let us have faith that right,
makes "might, and in that faith let us
do our duty as we understand lt.
Food Hint for Today
The impression that persimmons
are good only for hogs, and 'possum
does this valuable fruit an injustice
It is good for the family, too, and
some of the empty Jars on the pantry
shelf might well be filled with per
Simmons, says Miss Essie Heyle. head
of the home economus branch of the
Agricultural Extension Service. Per
simmons contain 31.7 per cent su
gar, which is three times as much a3
is contained in apples and five times
as much as is found in peaches. The
use of persimmons should therefore
help to conserve sugar. Miss Heyle
Persimmon butter can be made en
tirely without sugar. Mix the per
simmons with just enough water to
make them go through the colander
easily. The pulp is then ready to
use as a butter, without the addition
of any sugar, and needs no cooking.
Heat toughens the pulp and makes It
unpalatable. Persimmon butter, how
ever, will not keep Indefinitely. For
persimmons to keep very long, they
must either be dried or preserved with
Miss Heyle also suggested that they
be dried and used instead of raisins
or citrons in fruit cakes, cookies or
puddings. To be used this way, the
seeds must be removed by running
them through a colander. Then
spread a thin layer of the ripe per
simmon pulp on waxed paper or on
a large platter. Dry in the sun. In
a fruit evaporator or in the oven, leav
ing the oven doors open. Add another
layer of pulp and repeat until the
leather is of a thickness to handle
easily. Then it can be diced or
minced and It is ready to use.
Persimmons can be prepared so
that they taste and look very much
like dates. Put a layer of whole
ripe persimmons in the bottom of
the jar; then a layer of sugar and
so on until the jar is full. The su
gar will soon dissolve and form a sir
up. Press the upper fruit down un
der the sirup or add more sirup to
the jars. Seal and store until used.
S. A. T. C. SOLDIER HURT
Frightened Horse Dashes Into Hanks
nf ('onipaiij 1.
W. L. Duvall of Company I. S. A.
T. C, was slightly injured Saturday
afternoon by a horse hitched to a bak
ery wagon. Company I was marching
near Rollins Field, when the horse be
came frightened, and ran Into the
Duvall was knocked to the pavement
and the wheels of the wagon ran over
his left leg.
.Major Inspects Barracks.
Major Sprague of the Sanitation De
partment of the Army was in Colum
bia Sunday, and made an inspection
of all the barracks of the S AT C
FOR A 3IA.VS SUIT, $300
Clothing' Is. Rather Expensive In Aus
By United Press.
ROME, Oct C (By Mail). Men's
clothing In Austria-Hungary now costs
from $200 to $300 a suit, while wom
en's tailor made gowns average from
$300 to $400 each, according to the
"Krejcovsky Listy." the official organ
of the Tcheque (Czech) tailors in the
Copies of the last number of this
periodical have Just reached Rome by
way of Switzerland and give interest
ing details as to the present cost of
clothing at Vienna and Budapest. Ac
cording to this trade journal all of
the cloth manufactured In the dual
monarchy since the beginning of the
was Is absolutely worthless and the
Tcheque tailors practically refuse to
make it up into suits and women s
gowns for the reason that the result
is not worth the cost of the labor ex
pended on it.
The only cloth that remains in Austria-Hungary
that is fit for clothing
consists of the few" remnants of stocks
that exlbtcd there before the war.
This is largely cloth of foreign manu-
racture and vvnat is leu or it com
mands fabulous prices.
For a man's suit, cloth averages $S0
a yard; lining, $32 a jard; flannel,
$22 a vard, and lining for the pockets,
$10 a yard.
To overcome this situation the gov-j
ernment is planning to manufacture a
single style of cloth and to issue tick
ets to the civil pcpulation permitting
them to have suits from it In this j
connection the same requirement that '
alread is in force in Germany will be '
adopted, namely, every person order-
ing a new suit rrom tins government
cloth must first turn over to the gov
ernment clothing department his old
suit. The same rule also will apply to
wemen's dresses and dress goods
Under new arrangements for sale of
government shoes, no one is allowed to
purchase a pair unless the shoe cen
sus of last May shows he had only one
pair of shoes at that time.
F. D. Huhhcll Ylslfs HprP.
F. D. Hubbell, who holds a govern-
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j BY HOLUOKX
j Y011 Know What HE Wants
More Than Anything Else.
ment position in Kansas City, spent
the week-end with his family, 70;
South Fifth street. He returned to
Kansas City yesterday
of our ice cream, when jou have
callers, and they will certainly appre
ciate the refreshment. Chocolate,
strawberry and vanilla flavors pret
tily arranged in brick form; conven
ient and economical to serve. Pure
fruit flavors and real rich cream.
Treat your friends or family to one.
We deliv er to your door.
WHITE EAGLE DAIRY
Roses and all other cut
flowers cut fresh from
our green houses
daily anything in flow
ers or floral decoration.
Columbia Floral Co.