THE EVEXIXG MISSOURIAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1917.
THE EVENING MISSOURIAN
(MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS)
rnbllthed erery ercnlnc (excapt Saturday
and Saadajr) aad Sunday marnlac by
The MlHonrtan Association, Incorporat
ed, Columbia, Mo.
Office: Virginia Building. Downstairs
Plumes: Business SO: News. 274.
Entered at the postoffice. Columbia, Mo.
as second-class mail.
City: Year, J3.75; 3 months, J1.00; month,
40 cents; copy, '2 cents. '
By mall in Boone County: Year, 13 25; C
months, $1.73; 3 months, 90 cents.
Outside of Boone County: Year, J4.50; 3
months, $1.25; month, 45 cents.
National Advertising Representatives:
Carpenter-Scheerer ' Co, Fifth Avenue
Bulldlnff, New YorV; Peoples !as Build
It Is time the kaiser's diplomats
were finding out that Lincoln was
right when he said "You can fool part
of the people all the time and all the
people part of the time, but you can't
fool all the people all the time."
Now is the time to begin counting
up your savings and seeing how
many Liberty Loan bonds you
buy on the second issue.
state aid, this will mean the enormous
expenditure of $10,640,000 on state
roads within the next four years.
Naturally, there will be delays, em
barrassments and disappointments for
the first year or two. The mere
passing of a road law and the pro
curing of money with which to
finance it does not necessarily mean
good roads. A great amount of en
gineering work is necessary even be
fore the roads can be started. But
Missouri's prospects for good roads
are better now than they ever -have
been and it seems to be a matter of
only a few years until this state will
have a network of splendid roads
reaching in all directions.
three weeks, has
returned to her
The Delta Gamma sorority will hold
open house at 7:30 o'clock Friday
Mrs. J. V. Basche, who has been
visiting Miss Thyrza Grommet, left
today for her home in Portland, Ore.
There will be a social meeting of
University women from 4 to 5 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon in the Women's
Parlors in Academic Hall.
CITY AND CAMPUS
V- i .j,,,","
Hie Rages' 1u
Only a small per cent of the irloney
saved up for rainy days is invested in
This year's sweet girl graduate is
on the war path.
U. S. A.ND STATE AID FOR ROADS
By the terms of the Federal Aid
Road Act, which was passed by the
Sixty-fourth Congress and approved
July 11, 1916, JS5.000.000 was
appropriated for the construction of
rural post roads, $10,000,000 of which
was to be used to construct roads
through national forest reservations.
The remaining $75,000,000 is to be
apportioned among the several states
over a period of five years, each
state's share being determined by its
area, population and mileage of rural
mail roads. Missouri is entitled to
receive the following amounts: 1917,
$169,720.41; 191S, $339,440.S2; 1919,
$509,161.23; 1920, $67S,SS1.69; 1921,
$S4S,602.05, making a total of $2,543,
S06.15. Before this state could participate
in federal aid, it was necessary for
the General Assembly to pass a law
creating a state highway department
and to give assent to the federal act.
This has been done. The Halves Road
Bill, also passed, appropriated $1,020,
000 for roads. Since the federal aid
has a limit, the state increased the
fund as much as possible. A state
highway board was appointed by
Governor Gardner. The board ap
pointed a state highway engineer
who decides whether the proposed
state roads, preliminary surveys,
maps and profiles of which have been
made by the county highway ea
gineer, shall be built. He submits
statements of roads to be constructed
with federal aid to the United States
Secretary of Agriculture, who ac
cepts or rejects the proposal. In the
latter case federal aid is not given.
Under the Hawes Road Law it is
necessary for the county or civil sub
division thereof or persons interested
to match dollars with the state high
way department in order to partici
pate in state and federal aid. 'That
is, if the cost of a road is $00,000,
$50,000 would have to be paid by the
county and half by federal and state
aid. The respective amounts given
by the state and United States Gov
ernment may vary, the only pro
vision made by the Federal Govern
ment being that it would pay not
more than half of the cost. When the
Secretary of Agriculture finds that
any project approved by him has been
constructed in compliance with the
plans and specifications submitted to
him, he pays the treasurer of the
state the amount set aside, and when
any part or all of a state road has
been constructed and approved by
the state highway engineer, he au
thorizes payment of 50 per cent of
the cost. The state or its civil sub
divisions must properly maintain
roads built with federal aid or the
Secretary of Agriculture refuses to
approve any project for road con
struction in the state until it has
been properly repaired.
Half the cost of maintaining these
roads will be paid by the state. No
state or federal aid funds will be ex
pended in any county or civil subdi
vision unless the maximum road tax
of 25 cents has been levied.
The roads constructed may be of
earth so long as they are of a perma
nent nature, that is, built with drains,
culverts and bridges.
The new automobile registration
law doubles the registration fee on
all motor and other vehicles. This
and the sale of option stamps and the
registration of corporations yield a
revenue of approximately $705,000
yearly after deducting various col
lection expenses. In the four-year
period which remains under the fed
eral act, this would amount to $2,S20,-
000. The $2,500.000 received from
the federal aid fund added to this
gives the State Highway Department
$5,320,000 available for road and
bridge construction and, since eachf
county is required to match dollar for
dollar in order to receive federal and
The Soul of a Bishop.
A new book by H. G. Wells is an
event in the literary world. His lat
est it is to be hoped not his last
is "The Soul of a Bishop." As in
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through," Mr.
Wells shows the astounding effect of
the great war on the normal civilian
life of England, so in this new novel
he shows its effect on the bulwark of
society, the church. The Bishop,
brought up in reverence for the forms
of religion, is overwhelmed by the
terrific questions that the war hurls
upon him, questions which these
forms cannot help him answer. Mr.
Wells' solution is revolutionary, yet
his book is deeply religious and he
puts his decision to the reader, as in
"Mr. Britling," through a moving
story of real human beings. The pub
lication of "The Soul of a Bishop"
comes at an apt moment, the moment
when America is beginninc to realize
her own part in the world crisis and
envisage some of the material and
spiritual transformations it may
bring. The book is done in the ad
mirable typographical style charac
teristic of its publishers and has a
frontispiece by C. Allan Gilbert.
(Macmillan Co., 66 Fifth avenue,
New York City; cloth; 341 pages;
The Sigma Chi fraternity announces
a new pledge, Phil Scott of Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Monroe re
turned yesterday from a vacation
spent In St. Louis and Jefferson City.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hall of Moberly.
who have been visiting their father.
J. E. Hall of Columbia, returned
Mrs. A. J. Wood 'and Mrs. William
Morgenthaler of Hallsville were in
Columbia yesterday on business.
John M. Nowell left yesterday for
St. Louis to join Base Hospital Unit
21. Mrs. Nowell accompanied him
as far as Centralia.
J. F. Siebalt of Chicago, who has
been here on business for a week, left
Mrs. J. C. Whitten went to Kansas
City yesterday to spend a few days
with her brother, Ben Todd.
Mrs. N. H. Trimble left vesterdav
for Merriam, Kan., where she will
make her home.
Prof. L. G. Rinkle, Prof. E. H.
Hughes and Percy Werner, instructor
in dairying, all of the agricultural
faculty, went to the State Fair at Se
dalia this morning. Prof. C. H.
Eckles of the dairy department re
turned yesterday from the fair, where
he judged dairy products.
Prof. H. F. Major, superintendent
of the University grounds, has re
turned from the State Fair at Se-
Mrs. S. M. Ehrhardt of Salisbury,
who has been visiting her daughter.
Mrs. Virgil Crump, spent today in
Centralia. She will return here for
a longer visit. Mrs. Ehrhardt for
merly live dln Columbia.
Mrs. G. Gerding has gone to Dres
sor. 111., where she wa3 called by the
illness of her sister.
Mrs. Bettie Wood and daughter have
gone to Mexico.
Mrs. L. L. Barnes hasV gone to
Sturgeon, where she will spend sev
eral weeks with her mother.
Mrs. Walter Ballenger, who has
been visiting In Columbia five weeks,
has returned to her home In Kansas
Mrs. Maud Henshaw has gone to
Bowling Green for the week-end.
BRITISH CROPS ARE GOOD
"o Cause for Anxiety Because of
Storms, Says Statement
LONDON. Sept 27. An official
statement from the Food Production
Department gives a reassuring view of
the harvest prospects in the British
Isles, and by way of contrast, a sum
mary of the gloomy situation in
In England, it is stated, recent re
ports of damage from rain and storm
were heavily exaggerated:, -wane
the recent storms damaged crops in
some areas, there is, speaking gener
ally, not the slightest ground for
public anxiety or alarm," says the
In Germany, on the other hand, the
Information received by the British
agricultural authorities is that "the
'crops are not only exceedingly bad in
the best areas of the German Empire,
but the whole harvest of the Central
Powers will in all probability prove
disasterous in consequence of the
violent weather which has prevailed
over" Western Europe."
In Canada merchants request cus
tomers to carry all orders under $5
value. Columbia merchants ask you
to carry all under $1. RM-ll
The Glennon Club, an organization
of Catholic students in the University,
will give a picnic supper tonight at
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
has announced the pledging of A. D.
Scarrltt of Kansas City.
G. Kenneth Teasdale, a student in
the School of Law, returned to Co
lumbia yesterday from a vacation
spent in West Virginia.
Mrs. Charles Chambers of Tulsa,
Okla., who has been the guest of her I
mother, Mrs. J. T. Hutcherson, forJ
Hammond Typewriters for
rent$l per month and up.
The Hammond writes nearly
The Hammond Typewriter
VST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Mines and U-Boats Stop Fishing.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, Sept.
27. Scandinavian coast fisheries are
faced with absolute ruin, on account
of the impossibility of plying their .
trade this year in the face of mines
and U-boats. This Is the more to be
regretted as fish are more plentiful in
the North Sea than ever before in the
history of the fishing industry. Mean
while the German trawlers, under
government protection, are making
great preparations for the season. A
large new fishing port at the mouth
of the Elbe is in course of construction.
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Lousine Pound Paper at
30C a Pound
Envelopes to Match 10c per Package
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l for 35
3 for 50
11 lbs. Sugar - $J.OO
Best 35c Coffee - 30c
Best 30c Coffee -' 25c
A Good Coffee- - f8c
Best Gunpowder Tea 60c
Best Oolong Tea - 45c
Picnic Hams, per
poun1 - - - 25c
Quart Tin Cans, per
dozen - - 50c
Large Green Peppers,
per dozen - - 20c
Fresh Cabbage, per
pound - y - - 3c
Fresh Tender Corn
per dozen - - 15c
6 Sunbright Cleanser 25c
Ben Hur Soap - - 5c
Elberta Peaches, to ar
rive, per bushel $2.90
Phone Your Order
2 Gallon Stone Jars,
each - - - - 15c
Half Gallon Stone
Jars 6 for - - - 25c
A. R. Lyon
No. 20 South Ninth
Closing Out Sale
SALE STARTS SATURDAY
at 9:00 a. m.
Our complete line of Notions, Chinaware,
Glassware, Hardware, Hosiery, Hand
kerchiefs and other merchandise will
be on sale at a great sacrifice.
The closing of our Store affords an op
portunity for careful buyers to get real
Arthur's Variety Store
N. W. Corner Broadway and Tenth
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