The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on November 1, 1916 · Page 15
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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 15

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Wednesday, November 1, 1916
Page 15
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THE CHILLICOTHE WEEKLY CONSTITUTION WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 1916 OAK GROVE. Xev. E. S. Priest ot CMllicothe will each at the school house next Sun'.y afternoon at 3 o'olock_ Sunday l iool at 2 : 0 0 . r S. B_ Wilhite of Oak Grove, James *1 oE the Bradford and 3. E. Mc- T ot the Jacksnipe lodges, attended ! state meeting- of the A. H. T. A. Palmyra last week. i. I). Stewart spent the week end b. friends at Altamcrant. Ir. and Mrs. Will Mayes of Ava- lon, spent Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. C. K Kriner. Eev_ G. F. Rixey of the Elm St. church preached at the school house Sunday afternoon to a crowded house oi: appreciative hearers. His sermon was powerful, pleasing, convincing and a rare treat to our community. 'Mrs. Myrtle Israel, Miss ElsleBrad- bury and Miss Kate Slattery attended the Teachers Association in CJhilli, cothe the latter part of the -week. Miss Irene Lawler of Leopolis spent "·"IT T ·* -fl STORAGE.^ « £ / * S H BATTERY I Willard Looking for Facts? TheVe are a lot of things you ought to know about the electrical system on your motor car. We'll give you a booklet full of valuable suggestions. CHILLICOTHE BATTERY SUPPLY CO., 508 Locust .St. with Adams Auto and Supply Co. Free inspection of any flattery at any time ·* Friday night -with Miss'Kate Slattery. Mrs. Lowe visited Mrs. J. F. Win. ans Friday. Sam Israel and family spent last Sunday with the J. T. Graham family north of town^ Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Gale, Mr. and Mrs. J. A_ Yeomans and son, John, called on Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mallen, Grassroere, Sunday. J. E. McVey is plastering for John Slattery. Will Vorheck, Jr., spent several days last week in Kansas City. 'Mr. ,and Mrs. Wesley Steele and Mr, and Mrs. C. A. Stoddarfl of Stur- gea spent Tuesday witli S_ B. AYilliite and family. Dr. and Mrs. Swope of Wheeling visited Mrs. B. F.Head Sunday. Regina and Rex Gallatin spent t h s latter part ot the week with Blanch i and Arthur Mallen. Mrs. Russel Slater and baby or Newtown and Miss Irene Kriner of Sturges were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kriner the latter part ot the week. William, Edward and Miss Grace Dorney of south of the river, visited at the Patrick Slattery home Sunday. Th Oak Grove Literary Society met at the school house Friday night There was a short' program' belore the debate. Miss Stella Gale gave i reading and there was a well read prophecy by Miss Clara'Mallen. .Question for debate--Resolved, That the Horse is More Useful than the Cow Affirmative. Miss lino Coberly, Ralpti Winans; Negative, Karl O'Malley, Junior Coberly. 'Won by aftrmative The program committee are hard a; good program for next work on | time. j The W. W. F, club met with Mrs. [ Seymour Gale and daughter. Mist ] Stella, Thursday afternoon at, their I beautiful home--Triple View. Mrs. I A. W. Gale was leader. Subject jThe question of the Allowance. At I what age should a child have an allowance--Mrs. L. E. Head. How much liberty should a child have in spending--Mrs Sam Call--Childish Wit. Answered by Mesdanies Beier, A. Gale, S. Gale, Head, C. Herriford, J. Israel, S. Israel, Men-dehail, J. Stewart, Wilhite "Winans, Yeomans, Misses Beier, Gale, Imo and Iluby Coberly, Israel, 'M' Wilhite. A social session follower] and Mrs. G ; ale and daughter 'served delicious cakes, chicken sandwiches, pickles and coffee. Mrs. Forrest Kincaid was a guest of the club. Next meeting with Mrs. Grabber. Mr, and Mrs_ Ray Kriner entertained with a Hallowe'en party for their young friends Saturday night. The guests arrived in costume,, a la ghost, and were ushered in through the entrance lighted by Jack o'lanterns. Appropriate games were played thruont the evening when: the guests were escorted to the dining room and seated at a beautifully decorated table with a huge pumpkin centerpiece with ribbons reaching to each plate. Each pulled the ribbon and got a p'iece of paper at the end telling your f o r t u n e , which had to he read aloud and caused much merriment, The refreshments consisted of p u m p k i n pie Joughnuts, apple salad, cider ' and candy. There were white . ghosts, iblack ghosts and even striped.ghosts. All voted Mr. and Mrs. Kriner jolly 'entertainers. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. John 1 Yeomans, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stoddard, Mr and 'Mrs J. F Israel, Mrs. Russeil Slater, ^Misses Imo Coberly, Elsie and Lena Bradbury, Dora Israel, Irene Kriner, "C!-ara Mallen, Stella. Gale, -.'Etta and Mina _ _.. Wilhite; Messrs. Non-flan .and John Israel, Roll j Yeomans, Earl and Albert Bradbury, Carl O'Malley, Buel Nelson, Sam "is rael. Junior Coberly, Archie Gale Archie Oox. Ralph Winans/' -Ralph Mallen, Rolla and Tom Wilhite. ' C ASTORIA : '. For Infarts and Children In Use For Over 3O Year* Always- bears the , Signature .of For' .earache, toothache, pains, burns, scald-B, *:ire throat, try Dr . Thomas',, Eclectic Oil, a splendid remedy for emergencies. '· ' Anyone aesjrmg to tuy good dry upland wood, ^.».i)0 per cord, phone 43* of 18F1K ··-"·" ' is more than Shoe Polish It is composed of wax and oils so combined as to give a brilliant, lasting shine and to soften and preserve the leather. THE SHINOIA HOME SET The handiest, most efficient shoe shining set you can buy at any price. Sold at a nominal cost to SmmiA users. FOR HOME, GRIP OR AUTOMOBILE BLftCK--TAN--WHITE At .all Dealers--Take no substitute *m£ . TME HOME SET THE INEVITABLE HAS COME. CONDITIONS HAVE BECOME SUCH THAT THE NEWSPAPERS OF CHILLICOTHE MUST MAKE SOME RADICAL MOVE FOR SELF PROTECTION. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF CHOICE WITH THE COUNTRY NEWSPAPER OF TODAY. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY THAT WE RETRENCH IN EVERY MANNER POSSIBLE AND YET WE MUST DO IT IN SUCH A WAY AS WILL AVOID THE IMPAIRING OF OUR HIGH CLASS SERVICE WHICH IS MAINTAINED AT ENORMOUS EXPENSE. THAT IS THE PROBLEM THE EDITORS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE TRIBUNE HAVE BEEN ENDEAVORING TO SOLVE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS--HOW TO DECREASE EXPENSES WITHOUT ELIMINATING ANY OF THE COMMENDABLE FEATURES OF THEIR PAPERS, AND HOW TO GAIN AN INCREASE IN REVENUE WITHOUT PLACING A BURDEN UPON THE SHOULDERS OF ANY PARTICULAR CLASS. THIS SAME CRISIS IS FACING EVERY COUNTRY NEWSPAPER IN THE UNITED STATES, It is not necessary for us to make a long, drawn-out statement of facts relative to the enormous increase in cost of everything used in the offices, of The Tribune and The Constitution but we do wish to call attention to a few of the principle items US- AC! at these offices. We print here a scale of comparative cost prices, that is, the cost of various items a year ago as compared to the cost of the same items today: Cost Year Ago Present Cost NEWS PRINT PAPER (on which Newspapers are printed... .$2.50 per Cwt. $6.50 per Cwt. PRINTER'S ROLLERS-for Inking forms - - . . .25 per. .lb. .50 per lb. NEWS INK . . : 06 per lb. .11 per lb. LINOTYPE METAL .07 per lb. .10 per lb. (These prices are subject to raise without notice and predictions are that at least a portion of them will go even higher before the first of the year) Vou will note that the cost of these items have advanced from 20 to three hundred~per cent--news print paper costing us $4 00 more per cwt. than it did a year ago 1 -ind this item is our heaviest expense during the year. Each of the two newspapers in hdllicothe use approximately 45,000 Ibs. of news print within a year. At $6.50 per Cwt. yon will note that our yearly expenditure for this paper alone is $2,925.00 as against $1,125.00 a year ago. And on every other article used in the editing of a news paper^. the'cost has been'increased proportionately. With these facts staring us in the face we realized_ that something would have to be done and done quickly, if we were to remain in business. As-stated above, we do not wish to eliminate any of the 'good features of our papers in order to reduce expenses. . Both The Constitution and The Tribune are equipped with the very latest printing machinery for putting out a first class daily edition. We absolutely must set aside a sullicient sum annually to take care.of deterioration en machinery; we must meet a payroll of more than $100 weekly;we must meet our .obligations promptly every month in order to maintain our credit-'; we must have a reasonable sum left, when all obligations arc met, to take care of our own families. Ordinarily it is bad policy to maice your private business matters public, but in order to convince our readers that we are sincere in these matters-it is necessary to show them exactly what it costs us to publish, print and mail-a .daily newspaper for one year: ~ · . '-. '···'''" Print paper for one subscriber for one year $2:00 Postage for one subscriber for one year 20 Wrapping paper for one subscriber for one year...; .'..;..._ 10 Mailing paper for -one subscriber for one year:..- '. 10 Twine and paste for one subscriber for one vear - .10 .. TOTAL ,,.,-J. ,..,.. $2.50 - · This does not include salary of press feeder or mail wrappers; does not include deterioration on machinery or-salary for tiine spent in {changing and-correcting subscription galleys; does not include'postage on subscription statements sent out or for expense of maintaining a subscription department; does not include cost of stock and printing receipts nor many others items too numerous to mention. Kead that, table closely, then, figure how milch the newspaper make on a sub-' scription at $3.00 per year, -'V'. , '- ' , ' ' · i '" Up.until the past few years, daily .subscribers to The'Tribune or The Constitution have always paid $3.00 per year, and yet tJi«re is absolutely no comparison between these dailies ten years ago, and today. - · -.. . " ' - . . One feature, in particular, we wish, to call attention to is the leased wire news service used by the papers. The-Constitution gets daily a Complete summary of the news events of the world over a leased wire from the Unit'ed-Pross Association. .The Tribune is informed of all current news of the world over an Associated Press leased wire. These two news gathering organizations are the largest concerns, of this kind in the .world--and the cost of .this is extremely b:\Tvy.- Another feature of particular concern to the farmer 'anJ" atpc'k raiser is the daily-xinarket reports. Each pafce'T carries a complete report on stock,, grain and produce, a service that, is iridispensible to the farmer, but which is a heavy- expense to'the newspapers, In view of these conditions the two Cliillicothe daily .newspapers feel that they are' entitled to due consideration from both their subscribers, and advertisers. ; $4.50 IN TOWN i WE WILL ALSO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR OUR ·CITY SUBSCRIBERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 1-EHIS LAST BARGAIN' OFFER. 4 . 5 O YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FOR ONE YEAR, o ELIVERED BY CARRIER. 1 AFTER NOVEMBER 18th THE PRICE IN CHIL- ICOTHE WILL BE STRICTLY lOc PER WEEK OR 5.00 PER YEAR. THE SAME RULING APPLIES TO THIS AS TO JHE MAIL DAILY SUBSCRIPTION--ALL ARREAR- ·.GrES MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE BARGAIN 'tATE IS ALLOWED. THE PLAN FROM THIS DATE UNTIL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, WE WILL OFFER THE DAILY CON STITUTION ONE YEAR FOR THIS OFFER WILL POSITIVELY 'CLOSE ON THE DATE ADVERTISED, NAMELY: NOVEMBER 18th AFTER THAT DATE THE PRICE WILL ABSOLUTELY GO TO 33.00 OR MORE AS WE CANNOT POSSIBLY ACCEPT A SUBSCRIPTION AT A LOWER RATE, AFTER THAT TIME, IN VIEW OF RAPIDLY INCREASING COST PRICES. (This applies to mail subscriptions only) NOTE : All arrearages must be paid at regular price before bargain rate may be obtained. F O S T M A ' S T E R S ALL POSTMASTERS ARE RECOGNIZED AGENTS AND ARE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND RECEIPT FOR ALL-SUBSCRIPTIONS RECEIVED BY THEM. ' ; NO REDUCTION LATER NOVEMBER 18th WILL POSITIVELY BE THE LAST BARGAIN DAY. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US. TO ALLOW YOU THIS RATE AFTER THAT TIME. WE ARE SETTING THE DATE FAR ENOUGH AHEAD THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE REDUCED RATE BEFORE CLOSING DATE. YOU WOULD ONLY CAUSE US TO REFUSE YOU SHOULD YOU ASK FOR THE REDUCED RATE AFTER THAT TIME. CONSTIT SWSPAPERl iEWSPAPERl

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