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Monday, Ellarch 17th
Sirens of the Sea
THE PICTURE BEAUTIFUL
Louise Lovely, Carmel LVJyers
AH ALL STAR CAST
A thrilling drama based on the "Lorelei"
legend is visualized on the 'screen with pretty
settings and magnificent water-witch scenes
of dazzling splendor.
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A Jtfferson City correspondent
states that most of the important
bills to be considere i by the Fifthie
th General Assembly are now in the
legislature hopper aod that the
grinding is now on in earnest, and
b the way, in some cases the
"sound of the grinding is not low"
Another way for the public to pro
tect itself against excessive prices
is to patronize those merchants
who show a disposition to protect
them. When a bargain is advertis
ed, go after it with your cash, no
matter if it is at some other store
than the one where you usually
trade. Once the business world
comes to understand the people
are going to buy where they can
buy to the best advantage, there
will be keener competition and .bet
ter inducements than ever before
Keep your eye on the advertising
columns of your old home paper.
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Stage Set for Victory Loan
The authorization of tbe Victory
Loan by Congress is tbe first step
in the final and greatest of the
campaigns for finances to pay up
the expenses incurred in winning
the world war. For some days
there was an outward fear that
there might be some hitch over the
passage of the bill, but all of this
was set aside on March , when the
Senate, by an overwhelming vote,
passed the measure.
Under the provisions of the bill
the United States Treasury shall
sell $7,000,000,000 of new short
term notes trod $1,000,000,000 for
advances by the War Finance Cor
poration in extending American
With the passage of the bill by
Congress the necessary machinery
throughout the United States was
inaugurated to make the large loan
the most popular iu the world
Previous campaigns for bonds and
notes were for the purpose of buy
ing munitions and -supplies. All of
the machinery was going at the
highest rate of efficiency in tbe his
tory of the world when the Teutonic
power capitulated in a decided de
The present campaign for the
sale of short term notes is to bring
home .the boys, and otherwise
straighten out the tremendous fin
ancial responsibilities that have
been incurred in winning tbe war.
The President and other government
officials have called for the funds
not only to meet obligations which
must be met, but also to" demons
trate to the world that . universal
democracy is as popular in . peace
as it was as an object lesson in war.
Throughout the country those in
charge of the various campaigns
accept the responsibilities of pop
ularizing the issue with the same
enthusiasm as the members of the
House 'of Representatives and the
Senate did in passing the measure.
The issue will be tbe greatest peace
Loan in the 'history of mankind.
It is a demonstration, and will be ac
cented as -such, of the hearty co
operation of the 100,000,000 Amen
can people in fighting to make all
countries safe places to live in.
Of all issues authorized since the
United States entered the war two
years ago, the Victory Loan should
be the most popular. It is eesen
tial that citizens of every walk in
life participate in it. Laborer, busi
ties 8 man, professional man, house
wife all must accept their responsi
bilities in the same spirit as does
President Wilson and the members
of Congress who passed the measure.
A communication in an exchange
notes the fact that, Virge Cassady
buchered Monday.",- Why Monday
should have been buchered does
not appear. Monday does not fur
nish a supply of backbone and
spareribs and material for , country
sausage that ever we beard of
A very considerable amount of
abuse is being heaped upon some
people nowadays because they do
not happeo to agree with certain
other people. This intolerant spirit,
it occurs to us, is very much out of
place in a free country.
Can you imagine a . free, enlight
ened and progressive country where
the people are all of one mind? Con
sider the inert masses of China, or
the slumbering populations of In
dia. What kind of a country would
this be, if no man would differ from
another? A people of one mind
would soon become a people of no
mind. - A man with no mind of his
own is upon a level with the man
who has no mind at all.
We remember that, in a great '
speech of Erskioe's, he likened tbe
freedom of public discussion to
those storms of nature, "without
which the lazy elements would stag
nate into pestilence!"
Tbe man of learning who honest
ly speaks his own mind should re
ceive praise rather than blame.
What would you think of a Presi
dent of the United States who bad!
no opinion and no mind of his own
until he bad first heard from the?
United States Senate? What would
be the use of a Senate that had no
opinion and no grind until it first
heard from, the President? A Ger
man statesman once said: "Ger
many is not a national debating
society like the United States." He
was right. Germany .was a one
man, vone-mind nation. And we
know what happened to Germany.
What's the good of brains, if you
don't use them? Why possess
knowledge which cannot be ex
pressed? If there is no freedom'of
debate, how can truth be vindicat
ed? You strike tbe shackles from
every wrong when you put pad-
ocks on the lips of truth When
you stifle speech you stifle reason
itself, and the rule of right and
reason must then come quickly to
an end. -Missouri Message. -
Nothing pays better than good
roads. It costs something to se
cure them, but they are the arteries
which connect city and country
along which the currents and com
fort perpetually flow. Bad roads.
full of chuck holes, kill time, team
and temper. ' Be sure then that
money thus intelligently expended
is wisely invested and sure to real
ize tbe future' results. Refuse to
: The new victory 3-cent stamp
will soon be out. The new stamp
bears the figure of Liberty Victori
ous, belmeted and with a sword in
one hand and scales in the other.
The eDtire design appears upon a
shaded panel, with American. Brit
ish, Frencbv Belgian and Italiaa
flags draped for the background.
Go to Miss Belle. Johnson for
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