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Advertising and Crculatioii 55
A LEAGUE RALLY
' Believing that now and not after
election is the time to assert an entry
into the League of Nations fifty sup.
porters of Harding and Cox recently
joined in an open letter asking their
pledges to work, if elected, for the
League. They v. ere willing to accept
reservations of any nature to bring about
This statement brings i new element
into the League controversy. It brings
to light a new faction ho ire placing
the issue of the League above the
partisan conflict and who are looking
forward to the benefit possible from such
in association. It also tends to show
that the powerful faction which is back,
ing the League is more likel) to vole for
the candidm from whom the) can expect
certain actitn for a league with or with
Apparentl), the men who are re
sponsible for the letter have become
anxious for the fate the League. They
bare reason to be. for unless the candi
dates pledge thcrosclvn to the League
before election, it may cease to be a
dominant issue immediately after that
lime. New partisan alignments, new
ambitions and new animosities are cer
tain to develop and make it more difficult
to act favoratlv on the League question
Should Governor Cox be elected, there
is still doubt as to the outcome with a
deadlock in the Senate. In like manner
there may develop a deadlock between
the Senate and the president, should
Senator Harding be elected. The plea
enteredby the fifty League supporters
is a sincere attempt to obtain the as
surance of the next President of a favor
able attitude toward a League, in the
event the election does not provide a
two-thirds vote in the Senate favorable
to the covenant presented by President
The silent vote is what keeps candi
A (JArfiE OF PBOORESS
What is the gauge of progress which
is made in a city from time to time?
Is it the number of high buildings which
are to be seen along the city's streets
or is it the number of dollars which are
recorded to bejon deposit in the city's
tanks. Just what is the barometer of
the city's progress?
A good barometer to measure the
tpirit of progrcssiveness which may exist
in -any city is the degree of cleanliness
which exists in the city. In a city where
all the streets are kept clean and all the
trash and refuse is carefully taken care
of which accumulates in the unseen parts
of the city and all the yards and back-)ard-are
taken good care of and all the
houses in the city are kept in good re
pair, the chances for a strong spirit of
progrissivenees exisiting in that city are
Shabbiness and slothfulncs seem to
go with a spirit of satisfaction and con
ditions as they are and where these
conditions art found a slow going popu
lace is also generally found.
Cleanliness as regards the city is a
good barometer of the spirit of the folks
-who live there. Keep the city cWn and
the spirit of hich that is an evidence
will be cf value tb the city.
The Missouri Assembly is permitted
under an amendment to the constitution
adopted some ears ago to grant or
authorize the granting of pensions to the
deserving blind." No special fund for
such purpose has, however, been provld-
ed. Constitutional Amendment No. 8,
if adopted, would empower the (general
Assembly to levy a tax to the amount of
not less than one fourth of a cent nor
more than three cents on the $100 Taint
lion of taxable property in Missouri for
the pension fund for the blind, such fund
to be administered under a Commission
appointed for that purpose.
On Amendment No. 8 vote "yes."'
Too many people ruin a perfectly
good life selection by concentrating too
much on one tone.
THE OPEN COLUMN
Editor The Missourian: It is surpris
ing the reluctance with which former
soldiers arply for Victory Medals. A
Urge number of these medals have been
made and a large force of officers and
men in the Quartermater Corps ha
been organized for their distribution.
Instead of the tremendous rush of ap
plications expected, only a few thou
sand applications are reeived daily. At
the present rate of applications, some
5000 a day, it will take about three
jears to complete the distribution.
Officials are wondering why the men
are so slow about seeking the one
emblem of the government for the
recognition of their services, the Victor)
The man who wore the khaki ap
preciates such a medal ant! such a gift as
recognition of his services. It is a
thing that he will be proud of in the
future. It is a thing that he can lay
away with the uniform he discarded some
months ago. He will turn to it in years
to come and the sight of that moth-
eaten coat will revive memories of oldier
days and the medal will remind him of
a task well done.
We dare to say that not a man nlm j
wore tne umlorm in the present wai
would fail to have one of these meda
if it were not for the round about wav
of getting them. The soldier must take
his discharge and go to a local recruit
ing office, l.rad of an American Legion
pot, or Veterans of Foreign War post,
and there get a blank to fill out. He
fills out this blank from the record on
his arm) discharge and sends it to the
Vvar Department. The) in turn send
him the medal. A simple transaction
)ou say. Yet how man) of us will take
the time and trouble.
Again we must remember this is a
present of the government in recognition
of services well rendered. If it is a
present why not let the government pre-
dent it. In the files in Washington are
the names, service records, and home
address, of every man who served in the
army or navy during the war. Why not
let the corps of officers and men who are
now lamenting the fact that they have
nothing to do because soldiers are not
asking for the medals, mail these out
from the lists in Washington. Then the
medal will be a real present. The
former-soldier will appreciate it more.
It will have more the tone of the gift
The soldier will not be seeking a recog
nition for his services it will be presented
him, and will be so reverenced. A.
THE NEW BOOKS
"ETery ' Morning" is a selection of
criptnre passages wilh a prayer for each
day which brings the morning message to
bear upon every day's living. It is pre
pared by Robert Cluett, and is helpful in
llie practice of family worship. Mr.
Cluett is a prominent Presbyterian lav
man living in Troy, N. Y.
(Association Press, 347 Madison
avenue, Hew lork; .191 pages: 51.50.)
"Ersklne D!f. Ploaeer."
John Fox, Jr- author of "The Little
Shepherd of Kingdom Come,'' and "The
Trail of the. Lonesome Pine," has just
written a new novel, "Erskine Dale,
Pioneer." It is the latest of his series
of novels descriptive of early American
Erskine Dale, the central figure.
through of Virginia blue blood, is raised
among Indians. At an early age the
lad is sent to the home of his plantation
owning cousin. Colonel Dale, a most
kindly figure, where he meets his younger
cousins HtLh, whom he learns to hate.
Harry, with whom he forms a lasting
friendship, and Barbara, whom he comes
to to love.
'Erskine Dale is a romantic figure of
the Fenimore Cooper type and is a
splendid representative of the mountain
people and the time in which the story
The love story is -varied by Erskine'a
adventures as the companion of George
Rogers Clark, a leader in border war
fare and later as a soldier In the Ameri
can Revolution. Dane Crey, the spy,
and the aspirant for the hand of Barbara,
serves as a foil to the virtues of Erskine,
and finall) gets the worst of the bargain.
(Charles Scribner'a Sons New York;
258 piges; cloth: price $1)
Toirth in. Htrlfj-.
In "uth in Hlrl-y," Gordon Hall
Gerculd has rtnted th love story ef
StirbeA Qiuid. a young Camhndje
graduate. The retne cf til romance ii
Hatley, a ircill villags near Boston,
where Stephen goes to accept the posi
tion as principal of an academy. The
heroine is a primary school teacher
Synthia Darrrll, whom he meets there.
The story is not one of unusual plot,
character delineation, or sl)Ie of pre
sentation, nor does the action progress
with any dejtte cf rapidity. It sound
Owing to the scarcity of help, 11. M.
Kingsbury, who owns and operates a
large apple orchard about four miles
south of Fayette, has made a contract
with llie Missouri Reformatory of Boon
ville to gather his, apple crop.
Twenty five of the Ix)S go to the
orchard in a truck each Monday morn
ing, under the supervision of a man from
the reformator). wilh provisions to last
for a week. A. small house is provided
on the farm for the' boys ard they live
there and do their own cooking. On
Saturda) they return again to llie re
formatory for lhe week-end. The state
is paid 7 cents a bushel for the apples
that they, gather, and all of the money
over a certain amount is given to them.
According in Mr. Kingsbur), were it
not for the help of the bo)S from the
reformator), some of the apple crops
would freeze on the trees because of the
scarcity of labor.
Officials of the reformator) say that
the bo)s like the work very much and
ire anxious to be put on lhe job. They
have been working at the orchard for
five weeks and have about three weeks
Pti! Schmidt, 85 )cars old, the oM-
rst business man in Jeffenwm Gly, died
October 22. More than 63 )ears apo
he eiab1isliel a shop in Jefferson Gty
ind began the manufacture of agon's.
Wagons from his shop may be found all
rer Central Mi&ftouri.
Following a vigorous campaign by the
lewspapers of Macon, the Wabash Rail
vay Company has decided to build a new
nation at Macon. The former station
Sumed a few .years ago and was re
placed by an old passenger roach and a
.tnng of box cars.
An appeal to the Public Service Com-
nisiion brought the reply from lhe rail
ay officials that the station at Macon
as adequate. The Macon papers took
p l!e matter, described lhe Wabash
'adequate equipment" in picturesque
anguage and sent the papers to the
officials of the road, llien the Public
vrvice Commission met recently for a
new bearing of the case, the railway com
nany withdrew i:s objcciions.
"J.-iry I. Slmtlier, son of the late
fidr J. P. Sirothtr of Marshall, 'has
"lorn apfiointrd lo the position of su
perior judge of Frr-no, CaL. bv" Governor
Stephens of that stale.
The forty-fifth annual session of the
southeast Missouri Teachers' Association
ill be held in Cape Girardeau October
23-30. About 1,500 teachers are expect
ed to attend.
ike many novels that all of us have read.
t may be said, however, that there is
something truly harming about the
characters of the town around whom the
incidents of the love slory are woven.
The interest of the novel is sustained
nainly in the love theme, which fluclu
itcs in no unusual manner being inter
rupted here and there with lovers mis
understandings and reconciliations which
rnally terminate in the "happy ending."
(Charles Scribner's Sons New York;
cloth; 409 pages; price $2.)
"Letlern on Lore and Health."
iJYvalterALGaliichan. author of
The Psychology of Marriage" and the
The Creat Unmarried," has written a
new book, "Letters to a Young Man on
Love and Health." The book is in the
orm of twelve litters the first being
vrilten to the author's orphan nephew
Mhen lhe latter is 16 years old. The last
letter is written on the eve of the joung
In the earlier )ears of the )oung man's
iifc lus uncle warns him against the
practice of customs not sanctioned by
icligious and social life He urges the
development of his nephew into a fine
speciman of mental and ph)?icai power.
JThe thrill of victory, he says.
resisting a ofrmidable temptation is even
keener than lhe triumph of the athlete
for conquest in moral conflicts demands
all our valor and energy."
Social customs atid social diseass are
explained clearly. In the latter chap
ters the author urges early marriage,
sa)ing that the )oung man should marry
at about 25 years old, while the women
may marry at the age of 23 years
Finally the nephew is married and on the
eve of the wedding the author writes the
6nal chapter, a letter explaining the
beauties and pleasures of a happy mar
lied life willi instructions for the preser
vation of happy marriage.
The letters are written entertainingly.
They contain a vast store of knowledge,
no young man in this age should be
(Frederick A. ttvkes Company, New
"The Church nnd the Community."
"The Church uid the Community' is
the second home mission study book
published jointly by the Council of
Women for Home Missions, and the cor
responding agency of co-operation of the
general boards of home missions
It is an introduction lo the study of
the local ch'irch in its relation to com
tnnniiT life, economic factors, co-opra
tiMl 83 an educational as well as. a,
relipou; force, hem" and hu-isg.
recpfex cet-rs'iraty rrohltraj, and com
Th emphasis is placed upon the
social side of the relation even more
than' upon the church or religious side.
The book brings out lhe idea that
Christians are only beginning to realize
what a force for moral and spiritual
growth, organirrd and cooperating
thuichea cau be is a cpmmunily. The
THE COLUMBIA .EVENING .MISSOURI
The Rev. Joseph A. Cooper of Paris
lias been asked to assume the pastorate
of the First Bantist. Church of Maryville.'
He will give his answer lo the Maryville
cnurcn aner me close ol me .vussouii
Baptist Association at St. Josepli.
The eighteenth annual meeting of the
Third District of Missouri Federation
of Women's dubs met at La Plata
October 21. Mrs. Ceorge A. Still of
Kirksville, president of the Missouri
Federation of Women's Clubs, addressed
The county clerk, of Barry County has
received specifications from 11. V.
Mobbeil), division higliway engineer, for
lhe improvement of a piece of road S&
miles long ami extending -2 miles east
and z miles west ol .MonetL llie con-1
tract for the work will be let October
27. The estimated cosi of the work is
Afler living with her husband fort)j
four )ears Mrs Mary J. Greablo of
Cape Girardeau has filed suit against her
husband, Peter II. Creahle, for divorce
Mrs Creable alleges tlial her husband
failed to provide suitable clothing and
food for her and that his attitude con
stituted an intolerable condition.
Charges have been filed against Miss
Jennie Hunt, teacher of the College
Mouml School near Macon, for corporal
punishment of pupils in her school. The
pupil lore down a picture of Senator
Harding and' wore Cox1 buttons.
St. Joseph liar been chosen as the'
place- for-rhe 1921 meeting of the Coun
ty Clerks' Association of Missouri. The
next session of the Legislature will be
asked lo pass a bill providing- for the
abolition of the fee system and the plac
ing of county clerks on a salary. The
clerks say that their average vearlv in
come of $1,700. and of $1,500 for as.
sistanls is insufficient lo meet the high
cost of living.
Dunklin County is confronted with
los of $500,000 on its cotton crop of
approximately 2j,000 bales Cin oner-
ators and cotton dealers have refused to
buy cotton except as' payments of stand
ing accounts and then will pay only 6',j
cents a pound. At this time last )ear.
cotton was selling for 35 cents a pound.
(.otton pickers who hare been receiving
$1.50 a 100 iounds have been forced lo
leave the fields because owners have sol
Dcen ame to realize enough out ot their
crops to pay them. Heavy rains in that
section of the countrv) now would mean
the loss of thousands of dollars to the
right and duty of 'leadership 'are begin
ning; lo cerae in for.thcir due amount of
. . . . . . e i
I lie volume is intended to serve as a
guide for study for church and student
groups interested in the Church's rela-
lions larommunilyUile, -n introductory
poem by Sarah Collins Fernandis gives
the Le)hote lo'the main issue:
Strong, that no human soul may pass
Us Harm, encircling unity,
Wiir, (o enclose all cmd, ell class.
This shall ue name Community,
Service shall be that all and each.
Aroused to know the common good,
Shall strite, and in the strhing reach
A broader human brother hood.
(Council of Women for Home Mis
sions and Inlerchurch World Mov
ment. New 'York;' cloth, 177 pages)
Prlret Given As, .Reason For
"t women in uoiunnia are doing
more of iheirown tailoring than ever be
fore and more of the sewing is making
over old clothes than making up new
goods Another interesting fact is that
the persons who are really able to afford
good clothes and materials are the. ones
who are economizing the most.
These are the- conclusions of Mil
Maud Robinson, 'principal of the local
Keister's Ladies' -Tailoring College., Miss
Robinson says tliat the enrollment in the
Keister's College js increasing and dur
ing the last eighteen months lias been
larger than at any time in three -.ears
She attributes this increasing interest in
dressmaking t rjigh; prices
$103 to Be Used on Roehetvort Road.
The county Cflurt appropriated $103
yesterday for1 -ock on "the Rocheport
road, lhe gilt was in duplication of
similar amount raided by farmers
Fresii ' from Herslicy, Pa.
Buy tiy Box
AN. ,THURSD'AY. OCTOBER 28,
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', 'Wty the. undersigned students 'of the Uni- -
.7-" creityof.Missduri, representing Mercer i
County, in Elicit
Wo arc'offcrinc for Friday
AVoincn Russia Calf -Oxfords in Blucher or
Straight, Lice with Military1 Heel and -Street,
Soles", Perfected or Plaiir.Stitched Tip., Our reg
ular S10 value. Special Friday and Saturday
at ..I......,.,-..... $7:85
We,"will,df f er one special lot of Women's Wool Hose In Brown, Oxford.'Crcy,
' Blue and Tali Heather Mixtures". Plain or Ribbed Effects.. Eight patterns' to
v sciccttTruiu that formerly sold at '83100. Specrar,f ridU;r and Saiurday
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ARTHUR M. HYDE, Re-
" HYDEisoneofthcliiggest, cleanest and uesrmcnv chine ccr known
fearless and just, an ideal chief executive, ,for o'ur state.
lfHYPE, as mayor of "Princeton, eleanedL upMhe higsjest gambling and hool
' , legging ring in. North Missouri. ' ,' '
, HYDE, nfi'leader of the Princeton Men's Bible Class; made decent law-abid
ing citizens, out of more of that
man or institution.
'ilYDEYs laved by his friends and ALL
r There Are No
Mercer County on' the
Gubernatoi ial -, :
. . - Question .T X
TjanicefM.1 TCauffman aa.
EdnaJ Alley , .. "
Russel R. Casteel ,i
James W. Price
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Friday and Saxtirday
and Saturday an Extra Special
' v Op op- I'dsla1
Women's Dark Russia CaIfsBIuchcr Oxfords; Military Heel and Heavy Fte
iblc WcIt'SoIcs atid Top WiTlg8; i l.&K. 312.50 model- Extra nccl ffe
FrHaX and. Saturday at ;....... su. ..?..,.... ..' $9J
a Real Treat-Oofl'iss It!
:rmmmmSllmsWL Tm fan. litKwS'l.Pl '
puljlicancandiilate for goemor, was hom i
ami whidli proudly claims liim for a son, and J
ntc, having known him for years, make pub--:!
lie the J flowing statement:
city's tougli element than has any other
MERCER COUNTY IS HIS FRIEND.
Party Lines. In
-. "'Xycia Martin
"'Incz M.' Kauffman
J. Howard Woods
of Women's High Grade Oxfords in Two Special Gn
V(jmen s nussia iait Drogue oxiorusj iiftf.
'' ind Toe, Military Heel and Welt Soles; hifjij
.t perforated. Our regular Sll value.
y.od ana ;piM
,cial for Friday and Saturday at . . . $7Str