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VETERINARIAN Office in C. S. Jackson's Drug Store. Office Phones, Bell 356; F. & M. 214 Residence, Bell 300; F. & M. 148 Corn is Menaced The European Corn Borer which baa been in America for about three years is attracting the special attention of eastern and federal en tomologi8ts. It is recognized as the most serious menace the corn in dustry of this country has ever fac ed. The pest is still confined to a unall region near Boston and Al bany, N Y. That it will move west into the cornbelt can not be doubt ed unless immediate action is taken to check and ventually exterminate it, says L Haseman of the Universi ty of Missouri College of Agricul ture. Congress recently appropri ated two hundred and fifty thou sand dollars to carry on the work of control and New York state also appropriated seventy five thousand dollars for the same work. (a the latter part of August a special conference was held in the infested areas of New York and Massachusetts and a course of ac Cion was planned. The seriousness of the pest and its rapid spread has necessitated a much wider campaign of control than first started, and ad ditional federal aid is to be asked. The cornbelt is perhaps yet safe although some fear that the pest may already have reached it. How lom! this region can expect to be safe will depend upon the co-oper ation given the eastern workers and the support they get in establishing an effective battle line in the east Farmers of the middle west should keep in touch with the situation and urge that their representatives at Washington do likewise and stand ready to support necessary action in keeping the pest from the cornbelt The pest is a small boring cater pillar. It is about an inch long and as large around as a wheat straw. It is pale in color and car ries rows of dark spots. The cater pillar bores into the tassel, stock and ear of the corn. It also bores into various garden crops, weeds and other plants. If any of our readers find suspicious looking cat -erpillara boring into corn or other plants, send samples to their state agricultural station for examination, Adair County does not know just what is causing it, but the fact9 and figures are there, and the pop ulace is shocked as a result. Dur ing the past four months 43 divorce suits have been filed in the Circuit Court, breaking all records, and theorists are trying to figure it out During that time only 80 marriage licenses have been issued to citi zens of the county. Altogether 11 licenses have been issued during that period, but 31 of them have gone to couples who live outside o the confines of the county. Adair is a prosperous agricultural county Kirksville has several colleges and the best sort of schools. The city is noted for its women's clubs, sev eral of which are in the process of formation, and it does not lack in the Dumber of good cooks, so the ratio of more than one divorce to every two marriages is a mystery , to its citizens. Now that the government has fixed the price of sugar, some of us have managed to scrape up the Drice but we can't seem to find the augar. . Tbev tell us raeo are to wear gaudy colors" in the new styles Ye godsl And tbey say the world has been made safe for democracy I ARMY NOW MOBILIZING STATE CONFERENCES RECENTLY HELD IN SIX CITIES TO DISCUSS PLANS. FIGHTING MEN VOLUNTEER Responses by the Hundreds Pouring In to Appeal For 1,000,000 Workers. Mobilization of the vast army of Red Cross workers has begun. Re ports reaching Red Cross division headquarters in St. Louis indicate that plans for the Third Roll Call, Novem ber 2 to 11, are well under way In almost every one of the 655 Red Cross Chapters in the five states Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkan sas comprising tne aoutnwestern Division. Chapter Roll Call Directors have een appointed in virtually every city, town and county and with but few exceptions working organizations are In process of formation at each place. State Directors have been appointed to take charge of the rapidly forming machine. Added impetus has been given to the preliminary campaign by the holding of State wide Roll Call conferences recently at St. Louis, Topeka, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City and Little Rock, at which definite campaign plans affecting every section of each State in the division were decided upon. Meanwhile, responses to the call for 1,000,000 volunteer workers to serv during the coming drive are pouring in by the hundreds to Red Cross headquarters. "Once a Red Cross worker, always a Red Cross worker" Is the slogan adopted. Soldiers, sailors and marines, some of whom were in the thick of the fighting overseas, are offering their services. Many of these men will be utilized as speakers to describe some or tne benefits accruing to the fighting men by reason of the presence of the Red Cross in the field of hostilities. During the first part of the cam paign there will be a nouse-to-nouse canvassing for Red Cross member ships under a distinct arrangement; but on the last two days district lines will be disregarded and former service men as well as women volunteer workers will take up their tasks with roving commissions. Not only are discharged service men wanted as Red Cross canvassers but State and National Guardsmen are urged to enroll as quickly as possible. The Red Cross welcomes assistance of all former Army and Navy officers and men who approved of the work of the Red Cross during the war. Speakers and' writers are being ought by the organization and asked to "do their bit." Numerous accept ances already have been received from speakers and at present a determined effort Is being made to obtain the services of all newspaper men who saw service overseas and are qualified to speak or write of their adventures. A Preliminary campaign 1b being waged through text posters and other printed matter that has been sent to throughout the country. Red Cross officials are stressing the point that the drive Is to be made lor memberships only and that no appeal Is contemplated wherein the general public will be asked for funds An encouraging, number of public spirited men and women through the division already have applied at Red Cross Chapters asking a renewal of their memberships for next year. The October enrollments at the Chillicothe Business College have been so heavy that Monday the college placed an order with the Remington Typewriter Co. for thirty new machines. These added wil mage over zou typewriters in con stant use. "Strike and the world strikes with you" is the modern version. For Sale A nice lot of Jonithan ; apples. Frank Gentry. American Legion The Missouri branch of the Amer ican Legion held its first conven tion at Jefferson City this week. Sidney Houston of Kansas City, a private in the 128th Machine Gun Battalion, was elected commander of the Missouri Branch. The other officers elected were: Vice Commander, Robert Clayton, Jr., Hannibal; Adjutant, Edward J Cebill, Jefferson City; finance offic er, J. E. Kirkhead, rornlelt. mo; historian, G. C. Houston, Troy;cbap- aiu, James E. Reigler of Kirksville, former commander of the 138th nfantry of St. Louis; master of arms. Jack Williams of Joplin. The Executive Committee is com posed of one man from each of the congressional districts, os follows: Chairman, Gen. Harvey C. Clark. First Frank S. Middlekamp, of Unionville. Second Dr. A. Mittsteiuof Tren ton. Third J. L. Milligan of Rich mond. Fourth Ray C. Arnold of St. Joseph. Fifth Ruby D. Garrett of Kansas City. Sixth Howell H. Heck of Rich Hill. Seventh Carl Ristine of Lexing ton. Eighth Albert Lizweiler of Jef ferson City. Ninth Grover C. Houston of Troy.. Tenth F. M. Curlee of St. Louis. Eleventh W. L Bedal of St. Louis. Thirteenth Carl Trauernicht of Farmington. Fourteenth J. M. Strong of Cape Girardeau. Fifteenth Wesley Halliburton of Carthage. Sixteenth Frederick McMillan of Mansfield. Thirteen Mistakes Judge McCormick, of San Francis co, says there are 13 fundamental mistakes of life: 1. To attempt to set up your own standards of right and wrong. 2. To try to measure the enjoy ment of others by your own. 3. To expect uniformity of opin ions in this world, 4. To fail to make allowance for inexperience. 5. To endeavor to mold all dis positions alike. 6. Not to yield to unimportant trifles. . 7. lo look for perfection in our own actions. 8. To worry ourselves and others about what cannot be remedied. 9. Not to help everybody, wher ever, however and whenever we can. 10. To consider anything impos sible that we ourselves cannot per form. 11. To believe only what our finite minds can grasp. 12. Not to make allowance for the weaknesses of others. 13. To estimate by some outside quality, when it is that within which makes the man. In these days of big salaries, high taxes a lot of them big wages and high prices for everything, who is looking after the interests of the non-producer and the tax payer? We have labor unions galore, bank era' conventions, teachers' associa tions. farmers clubs, press associa tions andimeetings innumerable to protect and advance the interests of all lines of business. There are many thousands of men, women and children who have no earning capacity who must live. In the mad schuffle this class of our peo ple eeemsjto be overlooked. At the present High cost of living it is a oroblem. It is a time when "a feller needs a friend." - A smile knows no seasons. It is appropriate for wear any time Why not become a regular sub scriber to the Democrat? Speculation If a speculator buys actual food products and stores them until they are needed, he of course performs a service entitled to some compila tion. The modern storage ware house has bad a wonderful effect to stabilize prices and tide over periods of scarcity. There always should be enough j in the warehouses to provide the people with all products uutil the next crop is available, and a surplus beyond that point, if hand ed with public interest in view, is helpful. It has a notable effect to keep down prices, if it is known that there is a reserve that can be drawn upon. However, the amount of goods that can be stored should be strictly regulated. It may be possible by combination to hold back vest quantities of foods, and produce an apparent scarcity lead ing to extortionate prices, at a time when there is an ample supply. While it takes intelligence to run a storage plant successfully, yet the abor and difficulties of it are small compared with raising the crop. The stroage man should not assess a heavy tax for his service. The principal argument alleged in behalf of food speculation, is that it provides a market for the farmer through which he can get what bis goods are worth. Were it not that a great body of men are always bidding for and buying and selling his product, he would very often have to sell out at a very low price and get so small a reward for his work that few people would care to go into farming. That argument is perfectly good in so far as it goes. But the dif ference between what the fartrer gets, and what the consumer or even the retailer has to pay, is so great as to suggest that the speculat or is being tremendously overpaid for this service of stabilizing price levels. Good Judgment The wise man Solomon remark ed a long time ago that if a man is to have friends he must show him self friendly; and it might be said now that if a man is himself a good neighbor he is mighty likely to have good neighbors as a rule, Un this point we recently ran across an interesting .farm story, fresh from the prairies of the West The moral is one that cannot be too often emphasized; and this is the story: "They tell of an old grandma who was sitting in front of her home knitting in the sunshine. when laa immigrant with covered wagon drew up his team and gave them a rest and a drink. Howdy 1" spoke up grandma "Where you a going?" "To Nebrska, grandma." "An' where be you from?" "From back in Indiana State" "Wall, I s'pose you jest hated to leave the old home and neighbors!" again asked grandma. "No! "Deed -we did not; we had the peskiest, meanest neighbors; we was glad to get shet of 'em!" Yes, but you 11 find more just like 'em where you're a-goin'." And then grandma went on knit ting. A few days later another immi grant wagon with its family drew up at the water trough. And again grandma asked the usual questions as to where they were going and where they were from. "But this time the answer to the question of whether or not they did not hate to break up old borne ties was different "Indeed, we did hate to leave grandma. It nearly broke our hearts. We had the best neigh bors that anyone ever bad. "Yes," consoled grandma, "I knowjhow 'tis, but you'll find plen ty more just like 'em where you're a-goin." . Corn for Silage The feeding worth and payabili ty of good silage depends on the quality of the corn and the period of maturity at which it is cut.. Where the corn is cut when it tr im mature, not well glazed and dent- ed. and still in its juvenile stage, it makes washy, low quality, acid- forming silage which is likely to sour On the other hand, corn?. harvested when it is well dented, and at the proper degree of ripeness for best use as silage, gives a winter feed which is one of the best pro ducers of milk and meat Cora should be -allowed to pass well ; through the milk stage and become thoroughly dented before being:-. siloed. Investigations of the United'. States Department of Agriculture have demonstrated that it is much preferable, for silage of the best. quality, to have the corn a little. overripe rather than underripe In some sections farmers, and?' particularly dairymen, are accus tomed to ensile combination crops using mixtures of soy beans and. corn, cowpeas and corn, sorghums and corn, or a combination of theses- three for canning purposes. As a general proposition, where other" branches of animal husbandry ins addition to dairyiug, are taken into consideration, corn or some other: coarse forage is most desirable for ensilage purposes. Acre yield is the end sought, the chief objection to the valuable protein forage such: as cowpeas, soy beans and the likes being that they are low yielders bet ter adapted for hay than for silage.. Dairy farmers who require am abundance of succulent silage of at. rather balanced composition highly prize the leguminous crops men tioned as supplements to corn and- usually realize an adequate returns from the sale of their milk to al ow them to produce these crops at. a profit. Hannibal people read in The Con gressional Record a few days age an account of an address by Champ- Clark, in which he called the atten tion of Congress to the fact that. Missourians were at the bead of the - United States Army and Navy, Gen. John J Pershing, who was born at Laclede, Mo., and Admiral Robert E. Coontzof Hannibal The Han nibal Chamber of Commerce and. City of Hannibal have received a telegram from Admiral Copntz inr response to a message sent him in viting him to visit his home city while on his way to Washington.. D. C. from the State of Washington. The Admiral said he would endeavor to make the city a visit while on bis way East. He is a brother of-' Mrs. Mary Paradise of Hannibal. J. R. B. KIDD Expert Auctioneer! Monro City Will get you more money for your' sale, and do it in less time. Ask; anyone for whom I have worked. We both lose money if you don't employ me. ' For Sale! A nice 80-acre grass farm; a good house in good condition, good large -barn in good condition, wagon and ' stock scales, fruit, cistern and two wells, plenty of outbuildings, a love ly farm home situate on County seat highway, telephone lines and rural route and only half mile front school, in splendid locality a few miles south of Clarence and prairie -road all the way to the farm; land lays rolling. There is 35 acres in corn this year, meadow-clover and pasture, and the price is only $57.50 -per acre and terms to suit, will carry part on place if it is desired . to do so. W. H. CLAWSON, Clarence, Mo. .