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SUNDAY MOSSING MISSOUKIAS, DECEMBER $,,117.
HOW PRICES OF FOOD
HAVE INCREASED IN YEAR
Coffee is the only staple food pro
duct which all the grocers agree has
not fluctuated In price within the last
year. It is about the same price it
was before the war, because, whereas
labor Is more expensive, the demand
has decreased. Since Germany and
her allies have been shut off from the
supply, the same amount has been dis
tributed among a smaller population.
The some would be true of cocoa were
it not for the fact that he large
amount of labor necessary to put it
into usable shape is more expensive
and hence the. cocoa sells at a higher
price. On the other band, tea is sell
ing at prices from 20 to 30 per cent
higher than 'before the war.
Most Columbia grocers seem to
think that prices are as high as they
will go. However, they widely dis
agree as to whether prices will stay
the same or be -lowered.
"The farmers are holding the. bump
er crops for higher prices," said one
man, "but I believe that the Govern
ment will soon force them to put their
goods on the market and then prices
will drop appreciably."
"Everything is on a higher scale
now than formerly," disagreed 'an
other man. "It costs more to produce
food and prepare it for market, and
it can't be sold for the old prices."
The greatest increase in prices Is
probably to be found In canned goods.
The grocers agreed "that they were
almost twice as expensive as a year
ago. There has been about a 35 per
cent increase in the price of soaps in
the year. On the other hand, pota
toes are selling for less now than a
ear ago, when they went up as high
as $3. Sugar, both white and brown,
is selling at very nearly the same as
a year ago. Apropos of brown sugar,
Columbia is the only town in the state,
according to one grocer, with any sup
ply of brown sugar. It can only be
made from cane, which Is scarce.
Wheat flour is the one staple pro
duct that has noticeably reduced In
price In the last two months; it ha3
come down from $6 a hundred pounds
to $5.60. Meat prices have gradually
risen in the year. In pork prices there
More of British In Eat Will Protect
The pressure on the western front
and the German drive in Italy have
made it possible for the British to
make a successful drive in Palestine.
The importance to the British of this
movement is made greater by the re
lation of Palestine to Egypt. Great
Britain must control Palestine to in
sure her continued control of Egypt
and the Suez Canal.
The British successes in Palestine
began November 7, when they cap
tured Gaza, in the southwest, near
the coast. Since then, the advance
has been rapid, especially along the
western coast, where the fleet can
help the troops and where plains
make travel more rapid. The moun
tains on the east have retarded prog
ress somewhat in that direction.
The campaign is being directed
with a view to flanking Jerusaleha,
forcing the Turks to retreat to Jeri
cho, where they could be captured
without a struggle. Lellel Hasse was
captured November 9 and Esdud was
taken November 10.
Itailroad Is Strategic Point.
The Turks built a railroad between
Jas and Jerusalem as part of a
scheme to invade Egypt This Yoad
is connected with the whole Turkish
system in Palestine. The British
captured it, November 15, at the con
necting point and thus gained con
trol of the southern railroad com
Ramlelf and Ludd (the ancient
LIdde) were captured November 1G.
When Jaffa was taken November 17,
the Turks withdrew to Nahr Aujeh,
with the apparent intention of making
a stand. Up to this time the British
had moved north along the coast, but
the attack was then turned east to
On November 21, the British occu
pied Xabi Sanwil. An unofficial re
port has come that they took Bireh
on November 20. It this Is true, they
have cut the road from Jerusalem to
the north. With the railroad already
controlled in the south, the only es
cape for the Turks lies toward Jeri
cho. The Turks will not try to stay
in Jerusalem under these conditions,
as any successful engagement there
would mean the capture of a large
supply of munitions. The road could
not be used for removing these.
Xorthern Advance to Continue.
"We may look for continued ad
vance of the British to the north, es
pecially along the coast with the
fleet," said Prof. J. E. Wrench in re
gard to the drive. "The German pa
pers are already preparing the Ger
man pecplc for the evacuation of
Jerusalem. The occupation of Jeru
salem will give point to the recent
assurances of the British government
that the rights and aspirations of
the Jews in Palestine are to be pro
tected and the establishment of a
ZIonistic state assured."
The British have rescued many
Jewish colonics, among, them the
famous Richon le Sion, from the
Turks. The Turks have been es
pecially bitter In their persecution of
the Jews since the beginning of the
Vesper organ recital by Dr. Her
mann Almstedt, assisted by Glenwood
Spurting, cellist, and Miss Myrtle
Parker, soprano, at be Calvary Epis
copal Church, Sunday, Dfecembed 9. at
4 o'clock. A72
has been on the average a 10-cent ad
value, but not so much in beef.
The following figures show the
fluctuation in prices of several com
modities: White Surmr:
Present price. 10c a Donnd.
Price two months aco, 10c a pound.
Price a year sro, 10c a pound.
Present price, 10c a ponnd.
Price two months ago, 10c a pound.
Price a year ago, 10c a pound.
Present price, J5.60 a hundred.
Price two months ago, $6 a hundred.
Price a year ago, $8 a hundred.
Present price, $2.20-50 a bushel.
Price two months ago. $2.M-$2JjO n bushel
Price a year ago, ?1-$1.25 a bushel.
Tresent price, 43c a dozen.
Price two months ago, 40c a doien.
Price a year ago, 40c a dozen.
Present price, 50c a pound.
Price two months ago, 50c a pound.
Price a year ago, 40c a pound.
Present price, $1.65 a bushel.
Price two months ago, $1.65 a bushel.
Price a year ago, $3 a bushel.
Tresent price, 17!4-20c a pound.
Price two months ago. 17J4-20C a pound.
Price a year ago, 10-15c a pound.
Present price, 12c a pound.
Price two months ago, 12Hc a pound.
Price a year ago, 7c a pound.
Present price, 25-40c a pound.
Price two months ago. 25-40c a pound.
Price a year ago, 25-40c a pound.
Present price, 7Tc a ponnd.
Price two months ago, 75c a ponnd.
Price a year ago, 55c a pound.
Present price, 50c a pound.
Price two months ago, 50c a pound.
Price a year ago, 50c a pound.
Meats are advancing. One dealer,
who insisted it was out of the ques
tion to tell what was going to hap
pen, because it all depended on wheth
er or not the speculators decided to
make a lot of money, finally said, "but
before that happens the Government
will take hold of it and then It will be
WHAT PALESTINE MUTE MEAXS '
The question of allowing fresh
man teams of the Missouri Valley in
stitutions to have outside competition
was discussed by faculty representa
tives of the conference schools at a
meeting in Kansas City. It is said
that the final decision in the matter
was left to the conference of presi
dents of the schools.
So confident did the coaches and
athletic managers feel of favorable
action that they made starts on ar
ranging freshman schedules for bas-
$3 to $25
For the man in the army
We carry a fine line of
Cameo Brooches at prices
that will interest. We
have an excellent line of
Lavalliers at prices rang
ing from $2 to $25.
Adams Jewelry Store
18 North Eighth St.
Phone 1094 Black'
ketball, says the Kansas City Times.
Dr. E. J. Stewart, Nebraska mentor,
declared the Cornhuskera school would
go In for freshman athletics in a
strong fashion and would employ a
coach to start work soon.
Freshman competition would mean
much to athletics In the schools, the
coaches argue. It will give the first
year men something to battle for In
the way of glory and they would have
big games with freshmen of otner
schools to which to look forward,
The faculty representatives voted to
allow competition between varsity
teams o the Valley and army teams.
Captain George S. Fricke and Cap
tain Joseph Buckley of Camp Funs
ton both attended the coaches' meet
ing and practically arranged a sched
ule for the Eighty-ninth Division
basketball squad. Practically every
school In the Valley consented to meet
the Camp Funston quintet
One big war move was taken by the
faculty conference. It was decided that
for the duration of the war no cups
or medals will e given as prizes.
Ribbons, banners and pennants prob
ably will take the places of the prizes
usually offered. That will eliminate
The conference track meet was
awarded to Ames and will be held
May 25. The conference tennis tour
nament also was awarded to Ames.
The coaches and athletic managers
completed basketball and track sched
ules at their meeting.
Only three conference schools will
be represented on the baseball dia
mond this year. Missouri, Kansas
and Ames will have teams, but the
other schools will drop the sport at
The meeting developed the fact that
Nebraska may take on more Valley
schools than usual in Its football
schedule next season. Missouri and
Kansas already are on the Husker
schedule, and Dr. E. J. Stewart said
other gamijs with conference schools
might be arranged later.
The schedule as far as agreed upon
Basket Ball January 12, Drake at
St. Louis; January 17-18, Missouri at
St. Louis; February G, Nebraska at
St. Louis; February 8-9, Aggies at
Manhattan; February 11-12, Kansas at
Lawrence; February 22-23, Kansas at
St Louis; March 4-5, Missouri at
KaasM University. ...
'Basket Ball January 17-18, Ames
at Lawrence; January 30-31, Aggies
at Lawrence; February 4-5, Missouri
at Lawrence; February 11-12, Wash
ington at Lawrence; February 15-16,
Nebraska at Lincoln; February 20-21,
Missouri at Columbia; February 22
23, Washington at St Louis; March 4
5, Aggies at Manhattan.
Indoor Track May 3, Aggies at
Outdoor Track May 3, Aggies at
Manhattan; May 11, Missouri at Co
lumbia; May 18, Nebraska at Law
rence. Football October 21, Normals at
Lawrence; October 19( Washburn at
Topeka; October 26. Ames at Ames;
November 2, Aggies at Lawrence;
November 19, Oklahoma at Lawrence;
November 16, Nebraska at Lincoln;
November 28, Missouri at Lawrence.
Basket Ball January 17-18, Kansas
at Lawrence; January 19, Aggies at
Manhattan; February. 15-16, Missouri
at Ames; February 23, Aggies at Ames
Basket Ball January 19, Ames at
Manhattan; January 30-31, Kansas at
Lawrence; February 8-9," Washington
at Manhattan; February 21-22, Drake
at Des Moines; February 23, Ames at
Ames; February' 27-28, Missouri at
Manhattan; March 8-9, Nebraska at
Basket Ball January 12, Drake at
Columbia; January 17-18, Washing
ton at St. Louis; February 4-5, Kan
sas at Lawrence; February 7-8, Ne
braska at Columbia; February 15-16,
Ames at Ames; February 20-21, Ames
at Columbia; February 27-28, Aggies
at Manhattan: March 4-5, Washing
ton at Columbia.
Basket Ball February 6, Washing
ton at St Louis; February 7-8, Mis
souri at Columbia; February 15-16,
Kansas at Lincoln, March 8-9, Aggies
Football October 2, Wesleyan at
Lincoln; October 9, Iowa at Io4 City;
October 19-26, November 3, &n: No
vember 9, Missouri at Colur-V 4 No
vember 16, Kansas at Lino I No
vember 28, Syracuse at Ltacoifc
Winter the best
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the Gulf Coast of Texas
you'll find each day some
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an added interest to
Texas this year.
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sale daily, final
limit May 3I. .
Austin $35.30Galveston $35.05
Dallas 26.40Houston 35.05
Eagle Pass 41.90Laredo 41.45
El Paso 48.95San Antonio 35.30
Ft Worth 26.40Waco 28.80
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