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Highway Tree Planting
It is time to make a vigorous and
concerted effort in the interest of
tree planting along the public high
ways. Missouri is now entering up
on the greatest era of road building
in the history of the State. Let us
make the highways worth while
from every conceivable viewpoint,
says Mosby's Missouri Message.
With hardly a dollar of additional
expense, all Missouri highways
could be lined on both sides with
hardwood nut trees. Unlike fruit
trees, these trees need no cultiva
tion, they do not decay, and they
will weather every storm. Con
sidering the facts that these trees
will ocupy no additional space, that
they will grow on public land, that
they will actually serve to protect
and beautify the highways, that they
will not injure adjoining property,
that the cost would be nominal or
nothing, and that they would supply,
without expense, a very consider
able item of edible and nutrious
food to the next generation, in ad
dition to much valuable hardwood
timber, the plan is undoubtedly
worthy of more serious considera
tion than it has yet received.
Consider what it means. Take
our highway space of 100,000 miles.
Counting 200 trees to the mile,
plauting on both sides of the road,
you will have twenty million trees.
Do you realize what these trees
would yield in foodvalues to the
We have seen many a pecan tree
yield twenty bushels. Ten bushels
is not an uncommon yield for a full
grown walnut tree. But taking only
five busbels as an average yield tor
a full-grown out tree walnut,
hickory and pecan your twenty
million trees would yield a hundred
million bushels, or nearly twice the
amount the entire wheat crop of the
State of Missouri in the most bounti
ful year of all history!
The tree planting season is near
at band. The sooner we get at the
job the sooner it will be done. ' Wis
consin, we believe, is the first state
to make the planting of nut trees a
long the highways a legal require
ment. In Missouri, let us hope, we
need no such laws. Our own good
sense, and our patriotic regard for
the future of our country and the
welfare of our children should im
pel us to perform this work without
The cost, we repeat, will be but
nominal. In most instances the
trees could be transplanted from
our native forests. The labor would
be inconsiderable. It could be, and
in most instances, would be per
formed by volunteers, if the authori
ties asked it. Let us bring this mat
ter to the immediate attention of
county courts highway officers and
county officials generally. The farm
clubs should take up the question
at once, and they should be aided
by the teachers in the public schools
Cannot we do this much for our
children, when the cost will be so
little and the benefits 60 great!
Think it over, fellow Missourian.
Talk it over with your neighbors
and your friends.
James B Rogers one of the best
known and best loved men of Mon
roe Co., las recently returned from
France where he served in educa
tional work for the Y. M G A. while
in Paris France. Mr. Rogers had
55,000 soldier boys under his care
at different times, and was always
watching for a familiar face, and
out of this mass of soldiers he met
with five boys who bad formerly
been his pupils.
The members of the eighth grade
of the public school with Misses
Jeanttte Vaughn and Georgia Ren
ehaw as chaperons, motored out to
the Rock house, north of town, last
Friday evening and enjoyed ramb
ling among the Sharpsburg rocks
and hills, fiuishing up with a hilari
pus weiiier roast.
The Right to Strike
Many labor leaders would main
tain that any body of workman
would have the right to strike. Yet
there mu9t be some limit to it.
Few people would claim that the
army had the right to strike for
higher pay while a war was proceed
ing Not many people would justify
the doctors in quitting work and re
fusing to visit sick' people, until
everyone paid them an advanced
fee. Nurses would not be justified
in quitting a hospital in a body be
cause dissatisfied with wages and
There will probably be a test of
opinion soon, ou whether a body of
men have tbe right to tie up the
railroads by a strike. Railroad men
no doubt have tbe right to quit in
dividually any time tbey wish.
But combining to take a certain ac
tion that will threaten tbe whole
people with the most terrible disast
er is far different from an ordinary
strike. It is a menace that tbe peo
ple are not likely to tolerate long.
The very least that should be
done would be this, to' train the
United States army so that a large
body of men would be ready at once
to run freight trains and absolutely
needed passenger (rains.
But even that is an unsatisfactory
half way measure. There are a
large body of men in this country
who for the good pay now given
trainmen, and assurance of hearing
of grievances by an impartial court.
would be willing to forego the right
to quit work in a body. The present
trainmen, if they could have time
to think it over, and could escape
from the influence of radical leaders,
might quite likely assent to it as a
proposition fair to everyone.
Richard Jackson and Miss Edna
Crawford, both of this city were
married in Hannibal Tuesday af
ternoon. Sept. 30. 1919. Mr. Jack
son is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
P. Jackson and Miss Crawford was
an efficient clerk in A. A. Melson's
dry goods store.
When Gen. Pershing was asked
by Washington reporters what he
would do now that the war is over
replied. I am going home and for
get that I was ever anything but a
MissJMayme Lewis returned home
Friday after an extended visit with
relatives and friends in Chicago and
Earl Baldwin, of Brookfiel.i spent
Sunday with homefolks.
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And Now Omaha
The fact that the outburst of mob
violence in Omaha came after a
series of similar eruptions in other
cities does not explain it. All of
them need explanation from some
uuderlying cause, and for this one
naturally looks to the effect of the
war upon minds of the people
It is easy to build a theory upon
that basis. Tbe war accustomed
tbe people to thoughts of strife and
violence. It nourished the idea that
hatreds are properly expressed in
forcible, destructive and bloody ac;
tion. The war accustomed men. to
thinking of "direct action" as the
best means for attaining any end,
and, in addition to these influences,
there was the unsettlement of mind
due to strain and excitement. Every
one is familiar with the fact that
any excitement is likely to over
throw reason and self-control in
minds that tend toward insanity.
There are thousands of people who
are not insane, and may never be
insane, who nevertheless are to
some degree unstable. Tbe war,
strikes and the diffused feeling that
the times are precarious must have
brought many such people under a
strain which is likely to result in
nervous break and outburst when
any event results in further tension.
Some such theory may account
for the mobs which are distrubing
8nd disgracing this country.
In the Omaha outbreak there is
one feature which relieves the gener
al impression of horror and regret.
The officials appear to have done
their best to resist the mob and pro
tect the jail from the lynchers
Mayor Smith nearly forfeited his
life in bis effort to preserve order,
and. while the particular negro
whom tbe mob sought was finally
captured, he was not given up until
tbeourthouse which sheltered bim
was nearly burned down. More
over, the mob was confined to its
one purpose. No race war develop
ed and order was quickly restored
For these reasons tbe Omaha riot
was less disgraceful than its pre
decessors. The f ame courage and
determination which resulted in
limiting the riot, it may be heped,
will result in swift punishment for
the leading rioters. St. Louis Re
public. Judge Bond
The sudden death of Judge Henry
W. Bond deprives Missouri of the
services of a jurist of high ability
and ripe experience. He was dis
tinguished as a lawyer while at the
bar, but doubtless his deepest im
pression upon Missouri was made
in his 15 years on the bench, where
his learning, knowledge of public af
fairs and judicial habit of mind
found their fullest usefulness.
There have been times when the
people of this State have manifest
ed a degree of dissatisfaction with
their courts, and particularly with
the Supreme Court. Doubtless the
most of this impatience was due to
misunderstanding, and in tbe long
run the.court has always emerged
from temporary disfavor still secure
in tbe respect of the people.
It has been the impartiality,
ability and dignity of men like
Judge Bond which brought this a
D. K. Yowell left Friday for a
two weeks stay on bis farm at
Mission, Texas. Mrs. Yowell leav
ing the same day for a months visit
with her son, Dr. D. A. Yowell at
Mrs. D. S. Sharp, of this city and
Mrs. R. E. Leake, of Hunnewell
have returned from a two months
visit, dividing their time between
points in California, Washington
and Oregon. ' ,
Mrs, Margaret Elzea, a former
resident of this city returned Tues
day to her borne at Columbia, after
a short visit with friends and relatives.
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Congressman La Guardia, a form
er soldier, has this to say concern
ing the desire of politicians to ex
ploit their military records:
"For me there is absolutely no
question. I am utterly opposed to
anything which would tend to es
tablish military tests for political
candidates. I would fight to the
last any attempt to perpetuate mil
itary distinctions as tbe basis for
election to political office. That
would be contrary to the democratic
purposes for which the war was
carried on. It would be a betrayal
of those who stayed at home be
cause, they were not qualified to
enter the army. It would be re
sented justly by all who did their
duty, whether they were in the
trenchea.or in the factories "
This war was different from all
other wars, and the spirit which
has come out of it is different. This
was a war against war. It was
fought to end militarism. We could
not have Junker office holders.
The true test for public office is
capacity for service.
By that test alone the candidate
should stand stand or fall, regard
less of his military record.
Congressman La Guardia, we be
lieve, has expressed tbe viewpoint
of tbe majority of enlisted men.
These men manifest a desire to
take a keen interest in public affairs.
Yet, . we have tbe feeling that
they are going to be equally keen in
the matter of candidates deter
mined to eliminate him whose only
claim to office is a military record.
J.G. Welsh, who is visiting his
mother. Mrs. Rachel Welsh, of this
city returned Tuesday from a weeks
visit with relatives at Camp Point
Illinois. , ,
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5,000 British Women.
Five thousand well to-do British;
women who are determined to ob
tain American husbands, soon will
arrive in the United States, accord-
ing to a warning issued to bachelors
by Mrs. S. C. Seymour of Camden..
N. J , who has just returned from
Mrs. Seymour was employed by
the military authorities to supervise
the transportation of the war brides
of American soldiers. She announc
ed the matrimonial army of invasion
had applied for passports and would
arrive as soon as restrictions are
lifted, which is expected to be
Mrs. Seymour in eight months
arranged for tbe transportation of
3,500 war brides and 257 children,
representing 22 nationalities. She
said 150 of the brides are Czecho
slovaks and that many more of the
same nationality are among the 490
additional brides due Monday oo
tbe President Grant.
Harold B. Davenport, who has
been on tbe Semi-Weekly News for
several months, has accepted a po
sition with Quincy Journal. ' Mr.
Davenport who took , a course of
journalism at Columbia University
and has attracted favorable notice
by bis editorial work, has a promis
ing future in the field of Journal
ism. Mr. and .Mrs. R. L Holdsworth
spent a few hours in this city Tues
day enroute from Paris to their
home at Shelbina. Mr. Holdsworth
had been called to Paris to attend .
the funeral of his brother, J. P.
Holdsworth of that place.
. For Sale Fifty head' of Angora .
Nannie Goats. '
t ' Dr. W. T. Rutledge.