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Road and traffic laws vary in different localities and it is there fore, impossible to set down a am pleie list of rules which may be followed touring all parts of the country. The following are some of t'e rules which are practically universal in all parts of the United States. In meeting a vehicle going in an opposite direction pass to the riuht. Always stop with the right side of the car next to the curb If it is necessary to turn around to do this, it should be done. Never turn around or turn off onto another road without making absolutely sure that there are no other vehicles behind you. Never enter upon street car tracks without making sure that no car is directly behind you no mat ter bow sure you feel, look and see Do not cross the street car or steam railroad tracks without mak ing sure that it is absolutely safe to do 80. In crowded traffic do not apply the brakes suddenly unless it is ab solutely necessary. It may be that the vehicle following cannot stop as quickly as you can If this is the case, a collision is sure to result. On wet asphalt streets or slippery roads do not apply the brakes sud denly unless absolutely necessary. If the brakes are applied suddenly under these conditions a bad skid is sure to result. When you have reached a point when you intend turning or stop ping, always make your intention known to the driver following be fore you reach that point . When you intend stopping, or, in crowded traffic, slow up, always make your intention known to the driver in your rear by holding your arm out from the side of the car in a horizontal position. If there's anything tothe old saw "a fool and his money are soon pa rted". most of us come under that designation now-a-days. Victrola Records, big supply now on sale at Walker's Store. Bid OFFER For a limited time ONLY We will offer the DEMO'Rrtf AND li t Star Both Papers for ONE YEAR FOR ONLY $1.00 Subscribe Today No Standing in Court Ruling that the United States Courts could not be used by an alien enemy, Judge H B. Shain dismiss ed a damage suit for $5,000 in the Circuit Court at Sedalia last week, when the testimony showed that the plaintiff in the 'case had regis-; tered as a German alien in 1918 ; This ruling was based on the ground that a state of war still exists be tween the United States and Ger many, inasmuch as the peace treaty , h as not been signed by this country : and no proclamation issued declar-; ing the war at an end. It was brought out in the testimony of the plaintiff on cross-examination that, he was a native of Germany and that at the beginning of the war,! under Government instructions,- hej registered with others as an enemy j alien. Judge SLain, in rendering the de- cison, urged the lawyers of this bar to communiate with the Missouri Senators, requesting immediate ac tion on the peace treaty, to the end that these and other matters of like nature could be handled as they s hould be, in the regular routine of law enforcement Judge Shain said, "The court can't do much bus iness until we have peace." The suit was the outgrowth of an altercation which occurred last June between Parkhurst and Stark, who reside four miles east of Hughesville, on adjoining farms. The trouble came up while Stark was shocking wheat for Parkhurst, in exchange for which Parkhurst was to cut Stark's wheat. It devel oped, during the examination of Stark that he is a German alien and has never made further progress toward citizenship of the United States during his 25 years residence he re than to take out bis first pa pera The first papers were taken out by Stark in 1904, 15 years ago. He did not complete his citizenship within the 10 years required by law. He also testified on the stand that be registered in 1918 as a German alien, declaring, however, that he was not an "enemy" of the Uoited States, but registered "because the Government said all Germans must register. Cold Storage Uncle Joe Cannon believes in practical regulation of cold storage, and he told his fellow Members of Congress that he wanted the law so fixed that "when it said 'spring chicken' on the dining-car menu he would know which spring was re ferred to, whether it was this spring or last spring." 'Representative King of Illinois, told the House that be believed that from three to five per cent of the membership of Congress suffer ed constantly from ptomaine poison ing caused from eating cold-storage food, "and if the truth were known," be added, "it would be found that the President of the United States on bis long trip to the Pacific coast, was served with cold-storage food, so that he is now suffering from nothing else than ptomaine poison ing." . Hoarding and profiteering are charged up to the cold-storage sys tem, but in defence of the practice it is pointed out that the Govern ment itself is right now disposing of thousands of carloads of food that were held in cold storage for the army and navy. And so, Congress, weighing the ifs and ands of the storage problem has decided in its favor, but is in tent on maintaining stiff rules and bylaws in order that the thing may be done right. Among the items of property covered by a chattel mortgage filed in Chariton County recently was a black torn cat with four white feet and various editorial commenta tors are speculating on what value the- torn cat had. They - should study the fur auction sales in St Louis. Buy Your Moline Tractor Now! ONB MAN OPRAATES BOTH TBACtOR ANO IMPLRMBNT BECAUSE: You may not be able to get a Moline-Universal if you delay ordering. You will help relieve spring congestion of ship ping by buying now. You will have plenty of time to become familiar with its construction and operation before the spring rush and will be able to work your tractor in on belt work and other light jobs. One man operates both tractor and imple ment from the seat of the implement where you must sit in order to do the best work. Tractor and implement form one unit, backs as easily as it goes forward, turns in a sixteen foot circle. It has plenty of power for your heaviest work, yet is light in weight to operate economically on light jobs, Equip ped with electric lights for night work and self-starter for non robust labor. Place your order today. It's the Only Tractor Which Docs All Farm Work Including Cultivating Monroe Overland Company MONROE CITY, MISSOURI School Consolidation The movement to consolidate country schools, transporting the children to central school houses, is making steady progress. It is a two sided question, depending much on local conditions. People along the back roods dis like to see the little cross roads school given up It is a district center for community life, a rally ing point for many lonely neigh borhoods. Some land owners Bay real estate near by becomes less valuable when the district school is abandoned. Also some attempts at consolida tion have not worked well, because proper persons were not secured to run wagons dr automobiles. It needs a 'responsible person of the best moral character, who will see that the children behave well, and who knows enough to keep them protected against the weather. The in creasing use of automobiles as school buses, must simplify the tr asportation problem. They would make so much quicker time that the children would not be ex posed so much in bad weather. Oq the other hand, the better grading of the central school en ables the teachers to divide up their work and do it efficiently. Whether the economies of closing outlying schools make up for coat of transportation, is a question that would vary in different localities In the majority of cases the central school scheme is probably less ex pensive. Country children can not com pete with city youngsters unless they get equally good ' education. The Little Red School-house, with all its romance and advantages, is not an ideal method of giving in struction. Where children are con centrated it is much less costly to instruct them in technical subjects like agriculture and hand work. Also there is more school spirit and enthusiasm. Now It's Coffee Many persons were heard to ex press surprise during the early days of the war period that coffee, the great universal American bivne, had not been boosted in price. While practically all other things palatable had taken on prohibitive properties either through a height ened price or alleged shortage, our old Four X drink remained plenty and cheap. But now all that has changed. Right in the midst of an ear-splitting yell for lower living costs that has echoed across the continent and back again, the coffee magnates apparently following, saw that it is better to be late than never, are now determined to get their? though it be the eleventh hour. Some have said if it keeps up it will drive the American peo pie to drink but what? is the question. Moherly Monitor. New York tailors are out on a strike for $50 per and a 44 hour week. Other workers are striking because the price of clothes is too high. If you want Borne nice Jonithan apples call on Frank Gentry. Buttermilk Famine Buttermilk, the delicious drink which came into favor after the first of July, is now about as hard to get as the former favorite bever ages that were passed over the bars to the thirsty. Good country butter also is not making its appearance in as great a quantity as in former years, aud the buttermilk shortage is traceable to the curtailment of that product. Produce merchants place the blame on the high price that is being paid for cream. In former years the good housewives went io a I' m: -ic.il of trouble to mane their butter, but now they can get more for their cream than they can for this same product made into butter and with a great deal less trouble. The milk is put iu the separator and it is only a matter of a few minutes and they have the cream. The almost num berless tasks that go with home buttermaking are thereby obviated. One eminent writer expresses the opinion that people living in small towns and on farms are better informed than those living in large' cities. Of course they are. They have more time to read and to be come interested in events going on at a distant, 'while the city dwellers or the majority of them, fall into the habit of reading nothing but the home news which leads them into the error of believing that nothing is of any great importance unless it occurs in their own city. Complete line of Victrolas and Victrola Records will be found at Walker's Jewelery Store.