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THE COLUMBIA EVENINMISOURIANFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.1922
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AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
With the rumor that tome twentj-two
"raeniments to the federal Constitution
ire likely to be proposed soon comes the
question of the function of the national
The Constitution should include only
the fundamentals of government. It is
s'sinly the link which binds the Nation.
When too many details of government
arc thrust into it, the purpose of the
Constitution '.i attacked.
Particulars deal with municipal and
state legislation and with conditions of
the time not with permanent qualities
of a constitution.' Industrial and social
qutstions, undreamed of a hundred jears
ao. which many persons are urging be
written into the Constitution will be as
absurd one hundred jcars from now as
they were unthought of when the revo
Iationary fathers framed it. When this
country reads into its constitution de
ta'Is of legislation, it is making difficul
ty for another age when such conditions
wj have changed. The legislation of
this age will probably be clumy and
inappropriate for another age.
When it i necessary for the federal
roterrment to deal with social and in
dustrial questions, a blanket amendment
conferring upon Congress power to leg
islate concerning these problems is wis
er than a detailed amendment to the
The Constitution of a government, like
the constitution of any organization,
should be so simple a to contain only
those;cliaractcristics of truth which will
endure for all limes.
The sultan's departure from Turkey
makes him the record wife deserter.
The Allies, especially England and
France, must see the imperative need of
co-operation if they are to settle the Cer-
nun and Turkish problems with har
mony. The leaders of both countries
ljve spoken for harmony in a united ef
fort to effect a settlement of the prob
lems. But these same leaders have failed
to carry out their expressed sentiment in
actions. The co-operation to which they
point as necessar) has too often been
conspicious by its absence.
The seeming impossibility of the Cer
man situation and the complexities of
the Near East crisis are still awaiting
rettlement; and settlement will not come
until the Allies come to an understand
ing of the practibility of co-operation
This co-operation calls for sacrifices on
the part of the nations concerned.
National interests must be considered,
if necessary, as offerings to be made on
the altar of compromise. Public opinion
in France and England is demanding that
the leaders forget national prejudices
and effect a mutual harmonious settle'
mentiof all the differences on the two
big problems. The leaders have only to
agree to the sacrifices; then, it is hoped.
the settlement will come peacefully, nat
urally, and quickly.
pie in the rural districts to bee that an
other request is made at once and that
the demand will be urgent and insiatent
enough to bring results.
This is not a matter that can be set
tled by the authorities alone. The serv
ice is as good as can be expected usder
tLe conditions. But those conditions need
not exist if the people of Columbia are
anxious enough to have them improved.
Now- that the White Owls have organ
ized, the Ku KIux Klan should not run
out of feathers.
Nearly 300 Years Ago Pilgrims
Held First Thanksgiving Service
NEWS OF THE STATE.
A charter was issued vefterdav bv Sec
retary of State Becker to the Missouri
Electric Light & Power Co.
The one-house council p'an of city
?avcrnmcnt vras defeated in Kansas City
bj a vote of 32,179 against to 13,373
W. C Ram-ej, who has been in charge
of the St. Louis and Hannibal Itailroad
for the la-t jear and a half, lia been
made general manager of the Kinglm-railroads.
Final adjournment of the state board
of equalization was reached jeterdav.
This is expected to have an important
hearing on proposed bond issues con
templated b) some of the smaller cities.
It was announced Wednesdaj at the
oEcc of the State Highway Commission
that the contract for the steel and con
crete bridge over the Missouri river be
tween Lexington and Richmond would
Te let December 4.
Contracts for the, improvement of
twentv-threc miles of highways in Bar
ton, Carroll. St. Clair. Stoddard and
Andrew counties have been awarded bv
the St3te Highway Commission at
Springfield. The approximate cost of
the improvements will be 5121,000.
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE
COLUMBIA'S MAIL SERVICE
The mail service in Columbia lias been
irregular and uncertain for some time.
At some houses recently there has been
only one delivery a day. This is not
only an inconvenience but a real loss to
For one thing, the postoffice facilities
are inadequate. The buildingilself is
too small to enable the handling of the
increased amount of mail. The service
cannot be improved until the postoffice
facilities are increased and improved.
The matter of improving the postoffice
building and facilities has been brought
up before federal authorities and a de
cision is expected within a few days. This
improvement, if it is granted, will not
have come through the concerted efforts
of Columbians. The matter of poor mail
service has been a problem of long stand
ing and yet it has merely been talked
If the request made to federal au
thorities is not granted, it is for the resi
dents -of Columbia-as well as the peo-
Mr. B. A. Barrv went to llall-ullc ves
teida). Mr. C. F. Bruton lift for HalUville
E. J. Bauman went to Centralij vester
daj on business.
W. M. Oakman went jesterday to Kan
sas City on business.
Mrs. C C Pickering went yesterday
to Kirksville for a visit.
Mrs. F. Gooding went to Sturgeon
Wednesday to visit her daughter.
Mrs. R. L. Hope went to Ceatralia yes
terday having visited friends here.
I Enochs returned to St. Louis Wed
nesday after being here on business.
Mrs. O. Byrne arrived yesterday from
Baldwin, Kan, to visit her son. Hale.
Miss Ruth "McCoy of S"kestonarrived
yesterday to visit .Miss Mabel Drinkwa
ter. Mrs. Ray Pollock and daazhter. Ruby,
went to Kansas Gty yesterday to vi-it
.Mrs. J. Jacobs.
Miss Kathleen Young returned yester
day to Kansas City after visiting Miss
Mrs. J. R. Anthony of Rocheport went
to Hallsville yesterday to visit her aunt,
Mrs. Margaret Carlis.
Estijr Le went to Ccntralia Wednesday-
to meet bis wife who was coming
here from Kansas City.
P. E. Hammet, who has been in Colum
bia on business, lift this morning for
his home at Farber, Mo.
Mrs. Fred Barents went to Paris, "o.,
Wednesday to visit at the home of her
daughter, Mrs D. C. Mitchell.
Miss Ida Rea Pearson returned to
Mexico Wednesday after visiting at the
Chi Omega house over the week-end.
.Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Van Buskirk re
turned home yesterday to Centralia, III,
after visiting Mrs. Van Buskirk's grand
father, Jacob Hoffman.
Eight students in the floriculture cla'j,
of the College of Agriculture went to
Brown's tSation Wednesday afternoon to
visit at the farm of II. A. Farmer.
Mrs. St. Clair-Moss left yesterday for
Kansas City- in the interests of the Mis
souri Movement Campaign. She will re
William Smith, who has been employed
by F. W. Neidermeyer here, left this
morning for Quincy, HI, where he will
spend the Thanksgiving holidays.
Mrs. A. C. Siebert returned to St.
Louis Wednesday after visiting her
daughter, Elizabeth, ct the Phi Mu house
and her son, Ted, at the Kappi Sigma
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kobson and two
children of Boston, Mass, and Mrs. C
W. Bridgewater of Memphis, Mo, arc
tailing. Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Carl at thiir
home on the Rocheport gravel road.
Mr. and Mrs. Robson will leave Sat
urday for San Francisco, CaL. Mm
which place they will sail Nov. 30 for
Pekin, China. They will do missionary
work in China during the next five years.
.Mrs. W. J. Parrish and William Par
rish," Jr, who have been visiting in G
lumbia with Mrs. E. II. Guitar at 408
Hitt street, left this morning for Mar
shall, for a visit before returning to their
home in St. Louis.
Z. C. Qevenger, director of athletics
in the University, left yesterday after
noon for St. Louis. He will convene with
the St. Louis Alumni Association there
on University business.
Mr. and .Mrs. F. E. Cillett left Colum
bia this morning to attend the funeral of
.Mr. Gillett's mother, Mrs. W. D. Cil
lett, at Hamilton, Mo. Mr. Gillett' is a
student in the Graduate School of the
Almo't 300 year ago, -jiM a year
after the landing from the May
flover, the Pdgrhn Fathers, in their first
settlement, held America's first Thanks
giving Day. It was not merely a day of
thanks and rejoicing but a three-day cel
ebration. These pioneers were far from home,
many of their band had died, many oth-
Jers had been slain by the Indians," fam
ine and disease had hovered over them
all through the long winter before, only
four of the eighteen wives who had cross
ed in the Mayflower had lived through
the hardships, but the summer crops wwre
gathered, and they were free to serve
God as their hearts bade them, and they
set aside a day of Thanksgiving.
The celebration was in October, as de
creed by Governor Bradford, and ninety
Indians of the tribe of warriors under
Massasoit, a chief who had been kind
(o the Pilgrims, were invited to share
with them at the feast.
Covers were laid for 150 out on the
rojgh board tables under the falling
autumn leaves. The forest and the sea
furnished most of the food for this first
Thanksgiving dinner. The Indians
brought five deer, and there were clams
dug from the sandy beaches, fresh fish
and tender lobsters, wild grapes from the
woods, and bread in abundance, made
by the pionner wives from the late crop
of Indian corn.
The rustic tables had been hand hewn
by the sturdy Pilgrims. The dishes too
were of wood, though an occasional pew
ter plate shewn under the autumn sun.
The tablecloths aril napkins were of fine
vh:te linen .brought over in the Mayflow
er by the fastidious English housewives.
'The celebration clothes were "home
made too. The men wore jackets and
knt- hrecche-. red stockings, and high
hats. The women wore simple, dark
dressy of homespun, with bits of white
at the neck and sleeves to make them
Historians seem to agree that the Pil
grims probably ate with their knives and
used their fingers, as forks had not come
into vegue at that time.
o foo'ball games served to entertain
the first Thanksgiving celtbrations, but
tiny were not lacking in afternoon
amusements. The Indian guests danced
one of ihe'.T fascinating old slow, torn torn
dances, and Captain Miles Standish, the
famojs character who failed in his love
ventures because he woid by proxy,
drilled his small militia. They marched,
and fired their big matchlock muskets.
The chronicler of the time added to
its record of the lives of the pioneers that
the settlers had foiind "the Lord to be
with them in all their ways, and to bless
their outgoings and incomings, for which
lit His holy name Iiave the praise forever
to all posterity."
Two years elapsed before another
Thank sgiring, while crops failed, and
misfortunes beset them. At the next time,
the Plymoutli-Coloav--had "gathered to
pray for rain, and in the midst of their
prayers the heavens had opened and
-ent a gererous downpour. Immediate
ly the serviie was changed to one of
Thanksgiving. A historian says; "It
was hard to sav whether their withered
com or their drooping affections were
When George Washington proclaimed
a Thursday in November to be set aside
for Thanksgiving day, there were men in
Christian College Notes
the new government who opposed the
act, objecting to mix religion with state
craft. Thomas Jefferson was one of these
who denounced the proclamation on the
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seemed always ready to oppose Jeffer- prof. H. M.
son, gave a banquet. Cuests arrived be-ej jwuj )esteri
fore Hamilton, however, and, through an J wjii j-mfe ie
argument as to the sobriety ot a certain
lieutenant, got themselves engaged in a
rather violent scene by lhe time their
host arrived. The fight was stopped, but
it had all discouraged the President, and
another proclamation was not issued for
Up until the Presidency of Abraham
Lincoln, inanksgmng Day was pro-!
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claimed at various times by various Pros-1 , ,. T.
j . .l . .. r it- l- . 'after dinner. These
lucms, uic suiicssuis ui w asuingion, up
to and including James Madi-on, retain
ing the custom of issuing an annual pro
clamation designating a day for Thanks
jvt times before tlie uvil war, vari
ous states chose different times for
Thanksgiving festivals, but it was Sarah
Josepha Hale, a patriotic widow of New
Hampshire, editor of "Codey's Ladie's
Book," a publication popular with wom
en at that time, who effected a perma
nent celebration day. She persuaded Lin
coln to appoint a special day each year
as a day of thanks. He chose the last
Thursday in November.
In Lincoln's last proclamation, in 1861,
he asked the people to "offer up peni
tent and fervent prayers and supplica
tions to the Great Disposer of Events
for the return of the inestimable bless
ings of peace, union, and harmony."
Mary Piatt, Honora Bailey and Gladys
Crouse gave musical numbers at the
meeting of the Rebecca lodge Wednes
New lockers have been put in the
classroom of the business department.
These will give each student a separate
box for all material needed in the course.
Belden talked at the chap-
esterday on Robert Frost, who
liere tonight. Professor Bel
den was the guest of the college for
All the faculty members who are mem
bers of the Christian Church attended
the meeting Wednesday night at the
Christian Church to select the site for
the new church.
The Rev. Walter Haushalter met with
the Sunday school committee last niglit
meetings of the
leaders on the Christian College Sunday
school are held each month in order (o
keep the work in co-operation with the
regular Sunday school work.
The junior special class was organized
Wednesday night and officers were
elected for the year. Those elected were:
President, Margaret Davis; vice-presi-
I dent, Mary Frances Piatt; and secre
tary-treasurer, Mildred Packwood. Miss
Margaret Brown was chosen sponsor for
Yesterday was picture-taking day at
Christian College for the "College Wid
ow," the college annual and the .book
of views put out by the school. Pictures
were taken of the state clubs, student of
ficer", home economics girls in the dress
es that they have made in class, the gym
nasium class and fancy costumes worn
at the Hallowe'en party.
.MEN PURCHASE WARM COATS
Cold Weather Stimulates ISuying
Valentino Trousers Are Fad.
Cold weather is stimulating the buy.
ing of heavy clothing, ay Columbia mer
chants. The sudden demand for sheep
skin coats is especially indicative of the!
fact that there has been a fall
Stephens Collece News
President J. M. Wood is transacting
business in Omaha, Neb, this week.
Mrs. C. A. Owcnby of Springdale,
Atk, i vi-iling her daughter, Virginia.
Miss Lila K. Graham of Coffeyville,
the ' Kan, arrived this afternoon to spend a
temperature recently. Thee coats are.v.eek with friends.
proving to be sales leaders because they .Mrs. J. If. Hickman of Colorado
are short ard wear well. Big ulster over-j Springs Colo, arrived this afternoon to
coats at the average price of 435 ate pop- visit her daughter, Jeanette.
ular. They sell best With the full htk. ( --
uiiiege men s Knees win oe as com asi
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a .vutiii iiiiumiuci s a.uii wits niiiici
for recent buying indicates that adher
ence to It. V. D.'s will be continued. The'
farmer is holding allegiance to heavy un
derwear which be needs as soon as Jack
Frost does his first talsomlning. The
city man and the farmer are in favor of
the leather jerkin which is proving to be
more than fad. j
Corduroy trousers are still popular as a'
campus drss here, but the extremes in I
tins style are la-t disappearing. Una
merchant in town refu'ed to lay in aj
stock of the Valentino trousers. lie said ,
that he knew- any one who purchased the
extreme style would sopn become. tired
of it. One youth bought a pair of peon
pants and he has- hated" them ever sinrc.!
He was not long having the tailor cut-out 4
the red stripe anil the other fancy trim
mings. Columbia merchants think that
the conservative style in the corduroy
trousers will continue to be popular.
Fire Truck. Called to 1007 Cherry,
The fire department was called to
1007 Cherry street at 6:30 o'clock yes
terday evening. Burning leaves was the
cause of the alarm. No damage resulted.
No Place to Go?
If so come to the
Saturday night at
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syncopated music of the
Only 50 cents a couple.
giving For the many
folks of Columbia
and vicinity who
have a Bank Ac
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Yoaand your fam
ily will be equally
as thankful next
brate this Thanksgiving , by
starting a Bank Account with
Remember how the Puritans
prospered because they saved
and were able to take advant
age of opportunities which arose.
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strumental, is the highest expres
sion of that sympathetic and char
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which the world is now struggling.
The St. Louis Symphony Orches
tra, with Rudolph Ganz, a master
director and composer, is a garden
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Michel Gusikoff, violin virtuoso;
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