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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 2j, 1928
Published cvcrr evenine except Sun
day by the Missourian" Publishing As
sociation, Inc, Jay IL Nell Hill, Golam.
ALFONSO JOHNSON, Mahace
City: Week, 10 cents; single copies,
By mail in Boone County: Year,
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temiwr 26, 1918.
Advertising and Crculatioc 55
A HURRIED DECISION
"Tis an offhand manner in which the
..Oty Council decides tilings for the resi
dents of Columbia as far in the future
Willi two days' public notice, and
without giving opportunity for expres
sion of public opinion or nuking of sug
gestions, the members of the Cry Coun
cil unanimously voted to pant a twenty
year franchise worded in advance by
representatives of the gas company it
self. Only one material change was
made in the franchise as proposed the
elimination cf clauses authorising an in
crease in rates. Tln-ec other sections
were eliminated as "superfluous."
Possibly the proposed rates, which
must now be acted upon by the Public
Service Commission, are justified by the
situation., Possibly they represent the
very lowest prices at which the new back
ers of the gas company will be willing to
take bold cf llie plant and invest new
capitaL But on the other hand, how
about the possibility that the writers of
the franchise shrewdly asked for more
than they expected to get, leaving room
for bargsining? Why should the Gty
Council rush the proposition through
at the very first meeting at which it is
The gas plant has, made and sold gas
a good many years without a franchise
If the reorganization goes through, it
will be months at least before the $25,
000 worth of improvements can be re
flected in the service. A delay, at least
until the next council meeting, two
weeks hence, would have given oppor
tunity to consult the consumer, the man
who pays the. bills, and will ultimately
furnish the $25,000 for improvements.
But apparently no one thought it worth
s CENTRALIA AND COLUMBIA
The meeting of the Centralia anl Col-
. -.'ft. umbia Commercial Clubs at the Daniel
g Boone Tavern last week was signiScent,
STVk fr 'n ,,iat reunion of the most infiuen-
tial business men in both cities, better
P jft feelings, a deeper sense of fratrnity and
"Vf. co-operation were cemented, which, no
vll doubt, will serve as the cornerstone for
ij the future prosperity of Buone County.
3i Harmonious woiking of these two cities
jv , can be brought about through closer con-
y tact and exchange of iJcas fgr the promo-
tion of civic welfare. No better agency
f can put into play tlus program than the
M two commercial clubs.
-li . Among Uie good suggestions for im-
jmjk proving this country the following were
' i"y'V' brought to attention of visitnig members:
-Si?i First a better road direct from Centralia
-Sa to Columbia ;second, better roads through
s ,P,out Boone County; third, better train
5 e"-ervice on the Chicago S Alton Railroad
JS-? j '" lne a5r ' nore 'cps at Centralia;
"?s,. fourth, an annual meeting of the people
Mt -i of Boone County for "get together" ctv
i -V 'operative "purposes; fifth, co-operation
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inrougnoui m wumj iui rncrai onicr
nctnt f business and social relations in
' tbe entire county; siith, a night train be
tween Ccntrslia and Columbia. Mutual
co-operation between the business men
can put across these suggestions to the
decided advantage of both cities.
If the present rate of fires continues in
Columbia, the town may soon need a new
After the landslide of election. President-elect
Harding is now facing a land
slide of office seekers.
In one month we willprobably hare the
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nsempwymeui situation cxpuunca lor us.
'directors appointed by the De-
our the fact in every section of the United
According to the arrangement of die
survey, the country will be divided into
nine districts. St. Louis is the head
quarters of the fourth district, which is
comprised of seven states, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missou
ri, Iowa and Minnesota. At present, la
bor blames capital and capital blames la
bor. So far none of the explanauons has
been satisfactory. In all probability the
result of the present national eTort will
be efficient and reliable. We need un
biased facts if the situation is to be han
dled with good results. ,
How lie United .States will remedy the
situation remains to be seen. One year
ago today an average of 300 jobs a day
were open in our cities Today the de
mand for men is only 15 per cent of that
number and applications for jobs have
increased 130 per cent.
Skilled labor Is not sucering so much
as unskilled labor if reports are correct.
In unskilled fields, men, women and chil
dren are being laid off In every industry.
In one city 3J3O0 negroes were laid off in
one day. Thes conditions make the sit
uation serious. Unemployment to any
great extent brings additional crime.
Dime and unemployment have In the pan
been nwrc or less synonymous. Crime is
one of the Nation's most expensive out
puts. Timely and effective investigation
may mean a detered crime wave.
Side by side with the Announcement of
Chinese starvation appeared the notice of
America's huge naval plans. Would a
powerful navy have kept China from her
TlIE DUTY OF SERVICE
The human being often imagines that
his opportunity for service and for happi
ness lies somewhere else and he fails to
ree it is whcre.he is. Whether a man has
nothing or whether he has been successful
in the business world and has amassed
Lsullions, there is often the vain imagin
ing that his real service lies somewhere
else. Let us consider, for L instance, a
successful, middte-ag(l business man,
who says he is going to quit work and
spend .the remainder of his lifeudoing
;ood". He is sincere. He does not in
tend to loaf but to work. Yet, if he were
asked what could he do better than his
present task, he would probably haie only
a vague idea. He is a master of his craft
He is as much a force in his business life
as any force in other fields of endeavor.
A man does themost good in the world
by doing what he can do best, not by
only "doing good". Some men are born
to preach; others to make shoes. Each
can do the most good in his own sphere.
The story is told of Crover Cleveland
after be left the tremenduous duties and
cctiiilies of the presidency that he- felt
like a locomotive hitched to a little boy's
express wagon. There msy be a train
load of responsibilities and opportunities
attached to your own calling. What if
you should unhook jourself from all
those and hitch to a tiny expiess wagon.
There, is a great duty of service for
everyone and it usually lies where he is.
THE NEW BOOKS
"2400 Business Books."
Taken in Its entirety, "2100 Business
Books and Guide to Business Literature"
is more than a listing of volumes. It is
an index of the contents of those vol
umes. It lists, in alphabetical order, un.
der 2,000 different headings, the subjects
which are treated in those 2,100 books.
As a, guide to the literature of business,
the boot is of greit value.
(II. "W. Wilson Company. New York:
cloth; 456 pages.)
v "The Gray Angels,"
'You cannot mix Imusc-and garden liv.
Ing and a career any more than oil and
vatcr. It must be tbe choice absolute
of one or of the other. If a big person
raarricsr she oflet mirries some one in
tenor; and ttierein tics disaster. .Moral,
do not marry..U is trying to delude
ourselves,, to clutch with one hand for
a laurel wreath and for orange blossoms
with the other. That is what, makes us
failures on both sides of the question,"
Thurley Preeore, the .heroine of "The
Cray -Angels," was a girl with a voice and
a soul. She had IS decide tbe problems
for berselfi and she settled it alter tfy
had won the "violet crown" of, fame, with
these words and a few more, "I am a
And t who were the gray angels: lne
stay-al borne bodies, all those who serve
fcpart from the plaudits of the crowd and
(Wihy)rlueansung by olcers loan tncir
Thf C.rnr Annas." br Nalbro Barl-
icy, is an interesting (-It of light fiction.
(Small, Maynard S to, Boston; ciotn;
"Alaska Man's Luck."
The storr of a man from the most or
dinary "oclal class who leates city life
ai.d makes his way to Alaska how he.
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(ITTEH At TOtlK
Kin you member when somebody used
to "pass out" in your ton and leave a
poor little boy or girl all homeless and
would be almost insarmouilalJo. (a. tla,
cruinary human Inng. srow storms, icy
orrrnts; how he lne through, a yerlin4
ail and jet pervading all, a stcadlssf
faith and Iielief in his inevitable success
in the crd all this is told in HiiTnur
REttebccL's story of "Abka Man'
The description of the country seems
lo be truly as the aulhor has sen it and
the life as he has lived i Rulrebcck
as born and raised in.D-nma'k where
he left scltool'al the age of 12 jears.
Altltough he has not gon- to school since
re. iias ixme an American, lie hss sm
cccdcd in maslcrirg
t!ie Ensltsh Ian-
"." ""' "S" '" -nave acquire a ,
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j?iiu:jic not U11U3UJ1 WI1I1I1Z SI1IC. IIS 1
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the effect rrodjcnl is realistic.
"Alaska is such a beautiful green land
in the summer, in spite of the terrible
winters, he can say, even after his ter
rible cipcricnce in makiis a home for
himself. "If you city people only kn"W
about it, there would be a s'ampede to
the thousands of miles' of land, timber,
mining and rich fishing that we lave up
(Boni & Liveright, Ne-v York; cloth;
"Church and Industry."
"The Church and Industrial Heron
slnxtion," is the third volume of a series
that is being got out by the (innimltc:
on the war and Kelixious Outlook, an in
ter dcnominalional group anointed by
the joint action of the Federal Council
of the Churches rf Christ in America and
the General War-Tuno Comuu-siin of the
Chuahrs. The cemmrtee -was appoint
cd to consider the slate of rciiziop as re
vealed or affected by tl c war wiih s,ecial
icfcrencc to the duly and opportunity of
W. 11. P. Faunce, president of the com
mittcc, served as the convner of the
group, and with Lira were asociatrd a
number of men prominent in tLe study of
matters of the Christian Churcli, among
whom was Dr. Alva W. Taylor, of lh
Missouri Bible College, Columbia, Mo.
The purpose of the liook is to ltnw
the correlation between tl e problems of
the laborirg man ad lho"c of th- chu-ch.
"If wages are simply symbols of spir
itual realities like leisuit and opfiorlumly
and influence, if in and through live con
flict for material goods a spmtnel stiug
gle for unseen values is going on, then
the Church lias net only the nght.but llie
duty to in'ervcne. A new crisis is before
us, not less momentous thau thai of the
war, even though Ies dramatic, and this
lifne it is' nit too late for the church
to make a distinctive contribution if hc
sees hr duty clearly and dares to do it.
"The Christian approach" to the indus
trial problem differs from that of much
contemporary social philosophy. It em
phaslzes the mnrar -and spiritual factor
as liavicg its own independent contri
bution to make to the solution of econo
The war in which the' church may aid
in the solving of the economic problems i
of the country is dealt wilh in a logical
and comprehensive manner.
(Associated Press, 317 Madison ave
nue. New York; cloth, 256 tages.)
The Short Story.
Hinds, Hayden and Eldredze have
just brought out a bit of technical liter
ature, "Wiiting thr-Short Story," in the
I3th edilion, by J. Berg Esenwein. edi
tor of LlppincouV Monthly Magazine
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KIN YOU REMEMBER?
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Jonclj? It iirdij't laCe the noghboVlong
in those days to lend a ba-id.
Well, some of us lne- Ik big cities now
fhandbookoa the rise-truelure, writing
and sale of( the modern snort story.
-"And the vounr a'uilior went away
thi'king," ajs the literary advisor.1 And
so he dWes; if he is so fortunate- as to
read J. Berg Essenwein's treaties on
laakelaUc short stories.
(Hinds, Hayden & Hdredge, -New
York; cloth; 415 pages.1
.fr. and Mr. Floyd Ttrberts, Mr. snd
fr llkr Tt-llrt fr on. I Tr I HKn
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liome, Friday evemn;
Miss Fannie and diaries 'Adams were
in Centalia, Saturday on buUness.
Itoy Lewis was in Columbia, Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. WcsleyJSright and their
little son, George Francis, -were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ituby Hulen of Columbia,
The Hall.ville High School has made
a payment of $100 on their new piano.
This money was earned by the pupils of
the school. -
The fcBcI!es if Fol dc llc.I" is progress-in-
rapidly and will be presented De
Mis Liiliaii Nichols ynij in Columbia,
Mis. i. II. Berry was sV.ppinf; in Cen
Miss Jewell Auslcne has returned Iwmc
after viritirg fritnds in kirksviHe. -
O. F. Nicliols lias rctrraeil home aflcr
an extended business trip to MeBainc
December 22-FalI term ends at 12
December 23. Christmas program, Co-
lemDia rugn ciiool..
December, 2X Muhiripil Christmia
December 23. Christmas services
December 26. Christmas sen ices a!
December 28-29,-Pa)ment of Unlvy
fily regi-tratiob fees. Jleaistrar's office.
December JO-SLr-Jlegiaration for tfw
January T-Dcbare.-Iumbia High
School and Boonville High School.
January 7-H Basketball, Missouri t?.
January 18. Poultry-1 Show Boone
County Poultry Association
January 19. 20, 21, Meeting of .Mis
souri Farm Bureau Federation.
January 19-20. Musical revue, "The
Passing S'wwfn auspices St. Slary'a
Christmas Rash on at Postoffiee.
"Tlie Chrivnuf rush l-oq in full
force," said T. M. Gten, assiirSTpost
master. The postmaster's office has been
converted Into a stamp oOict in order to
late- care ot part of the Christmas bui-
Copyishl 193) by J. II. Donuiej
and somrtimes nobody knows v.hcn folks
Dccil a little help, but there's alwajs
somebody somewhere tliat still cares.
J BETWEEN COLUMNS
Rabbit ras wned for dinner; Mary
Etia wM.ed a sctord piece. In her per
nickcly fashion, slic mavnl llie fork orct
ibe rJatr of meat alul sudden)) exclaimed
t Wli wwit end -.(ok l'at gizzard?!!
Etcrybwiy knows it is my favorite
Mary Etta wore lo Icepnald snd said,
If youcre tbinUnz of eomins itan te
lev mo Christnus, cncryibing Is Jake
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ync lisii i.ui iuu a icj ly, U'H .'larj ciid s
chum, Gloria, !.ad a letter from Reginald
ssking her to tell him all about this Jake
of Mary Etta's.
Mary Etta is more than clever. She
has a grain of common sense. She says
that it takes a shrewd person cocstanlly
on the watch to keep from getting swind
led thee dajs. She says it was ou!"age
ou tbe big swindle they pulled on h
at the delicatessen- shop when she called
for rvo date nut sandwiches and lhe
cut one sanJwich in two, catcrwampus.
and let her pay for two. She bought a
Spanish book, secend hand, at one of
Ibe slicps. and she had to pay 10 cents
mare for it tlian for a new book. When
she got home and examined the book, she
ssw that it was badly cribbed. She saio
she suppled the dealer thought the in
terlinear notes wee worlh 10 cents, but
she said that if thry knew what a rotten
Spar.i-li student the guy was who had
his Jiame on the (I, leaf, they would have
deducted 40 cents. Jut because I wear
a fur coat dealers think I caii pay six
prices for everything," she tomplaincd.
when really that is just the reason I
can U Mar) Etta, you sec, really lias a
grain of common sense.
Some girls can keep their New Year's
resolutions. Mary Ltta has rroved that.
I.asl New Year she resolved to liave an
cngagmcr.t ting by the end of the year.
She Kcrt her resolution, but broke her
engagms-ut. Her mother sajs tint hf
slicuhl not keep tl-c ring, but Mary Etta
says that she wished to keep it as stn
bolic of a resolution t!.at site had made
Mary Ella sent to town for some brown
shcr polish and her room mate came back
with some brown liquid calb-d Iwt
cream." "Boot cream for oxfoils! Who
ever beard cf ttw like!" stormed llie
grateful Mary Ella.
- The tases f mnt of us are too fickle
for us to rely upon .them or acy one cf
them as an abiding certainty. For this
reason there is no stable deSaition of
A little clrl once binzrd for a set of
white furs. She dreamed about lhc-in at
night ami begged for them in th day
time. Now she would not trade her
tajpc dogskin collar em her l-atlicr coat
for any of th? finest white furs.
If we should order our heaven today,
we would have outgrown it by tomorrow.
So why complain because the Bible docs
not tell, us just what Heaven it like. We
Trill all probably have lo grow and cc
Ttlop a lot lA order to appreciate It,
whatever it is. .
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OF UNIVERSITY MEN
HIGHER THAN WOMEN'S
"It co-ts me just about J90 a month
to live in Columbia and go to school,--
and must of it is spent feeding myself
or someone else.
The fur-going statement tells the aver
age man's expense account at the Unb
rcrsity of Missouri, The average month
ly expenditures of University rriert range
from f) to J90, A Surd nearly 50 prt
cent larger tlian th average monthly
expcnditarcs of University women. Ac
cording to a story recently appearing in
the Missourian, the average woman
spends about $60 a month.
Of tlus tOO average not inorr than 50
is used for actual living expenses, the
other $-10 Is spent for well, according
touhe men themselves, "its just spent.
Sme University nten find it possible
to Jive in Columbia with In allowahXe
amounting to-Just a few dollars niore th'ar!
actual living expenses, while others feet
that thev mal ccone.raire and deny them
selves even bare neccsilies with monthly
checks of on'r $200. The lawest amount
found to be spent by a University' man
is $50 a month, while one young man in
a recent compulation of his expenditures
for the-pn-sent terra, found that he had
spent approvirMtrly $1003.
The total expenses of the fraternity
and non fraternity men ir practically
the same, the distinguishing difference
occuring la llie teparale items. Board
in the fiatemiiy houses is cheaper than
in boarding liouscs, but tiro equality Is
brought about by dues and assessments
bnici by the fraternity.
M. V. HOLIDAY SEASON SHOUT
Only 8 Pay.) Allowed This Year
No Special Trains Arranicd.
M UliverMty students already are
leaving fo- liome to spend the holidays.
TL final day of the present school ses
sion is net Wednesday, but those stu
dents whe-e examinations are over may
have at an? time
The Ch.istmas vacation this year is
shorter than it has ever been. In 1918
th students were dismissed early on ac
count of the1 influensa epidemic, and
last year, owing o the coal shortage, the
University dimiccd classes mote than a
The students this year will be re
quired to return. rVcem'wr 31 to register
for the vr rter term tha day and oil Jan
uary 1. This cuts the holiday season to
' In viw of llie fact that students will
be leaving gradually for the- next four
days'lthcre will be no special train serv
ice on either' the Wabash or JL K. 4 T.
railroads. ' - -
Nelson Makes Appointment,
Juk Giesccke. a student in the U. S.
Hall Coaching School has been appoint
?d a cadet to the United States Naval
cadrr at Ann: polls by Congressman
W. L ftc!nn. Cicsecke's home is in
JeIfcron City. He- has been attending
school here since the first of September.
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mmr i hki.si mas iih is simt;
Wi f Quality Sk
'ail Platinum and Diamond BtoOches !lB
gj? Solitaire Diamond Rings B
$ Yillow, Greenland White Gold Watches -. iK
H Diamond and Platinum Cluster kings '"piH
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over and you are
andthristmas, Harris' want youj
know that you have their wish for
Merry, Merry Yuletide and a pleas;
Millard and Sisson
Gifts for Men
We are selling out menf
You can get bargains in
tailormade suits at ' '
$27.50 -. $30
22 S. 9lh St.
your last examij
And. for that Christstta rffi il.
been put off to cram, yon og KfJ
box of candy at Harris' cm ueijj
me irain. lamiy is the pit fa.
alwais acceptable. jvs
furnistiingn goods at cost.
men's Christmas ipresenb
- $35 $40
C. W. Martin, Mgr.
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