Newspaper Page Text
THE WEEKX.Y TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HEBALD, rRI&AY, NOVEMBER 12, 1913.
THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE
AND THE CAPE COUNTY HERALD
Every Friday by
THE CAPE GIRARDEAU PUBLISHING COMPANY.
JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
FIGHTING THE BOND ISSUE.
The Republican, which is fighting the Fairgrounds Bond Issue for Mr.
Houck. is attempting to create the impression that the city of Cape Girardeau
is virtually bankrupt. There are months in each year, as everyone knows,
when the city treasury has a larger balance than at other periods. This is
also true in certain years.
For instance. The Republican's own figures show this to be a fact during
ihe period that Mr. Iteming was mayor. When Mr. Leming entered office,
ho found $10,221 on hand. The following year, the balance was only $4,456,
or a decrease of approximately $6,000. The next year, however, the balance
was $10,8L. or even greater than it was when he entered office.
These figures only show that the city's bank roll expands and contracts,
md when it declines, it simply indicates that the city has had greater demands
for money than on the previous year. For several years after Mayor Kage
tiitered office the city bore the expense of building the street crossings where
the various thoroughfares were paved. This plan was discontinued, however,
about one your ago, after an ordinance had been passed by the City Council,
mhI signed by Mayor Kage. compelling the property owners to pay for paving
For a period probably of four years the city bore this expense, and during
il at time, it paid out between $5,000 and S7.000. Place this sun! back in the
treasury and it would be in just about the same condition that it was in
November of 11M0.
When Mayor Kage entered office, the city tax was $1J)0 cents on the
$100 valuation. Today it is only 50 cents on the $100 valuation, or virtually
or.c third what it was less than five years ago. Since Mr. Kage entered office,
the city's debts have almost been wiped out and the new cemetery has been
purchased by the city and paid for.
Out of the $50,000 set aside to take care of the general expense of the
ily, there will be at least $13,000 unspent when the fiscal years ends and
this sum will go back into the general revenue fund. The city will not be in
tubt, but will have a surplus on hand.
The Republican is unable to discuss any public question without criticizing
Mayor Kage. It wasted two months of its life last spring denouncing the
Mayor and then the people chose him by a four to one vote over the candidate
indorsed and idolized, by The Republican.
The Republican's campaign against the bond issue has about as much
merit as many other of its fossilized ideas. Four months ago, that .journalistic
grandmother declared it favored buying the Fairgrounds for $:0,000, if the
bend issue also carried an appropriation large enough to buy a tract of ground
i.erth of the city and a few acres from Mr. Houck in the southern end of the
town. If the Fairgrounds was worth $.".0,000 in a bond issue for $60,000, will
The Republican state why it isn't worth $.10,000 by itself?
If The Republican desired to be honest in this campaign, it would simply
tell its readers that Mr. Houck does not want the city to buy the Fairgrounds,
and therefore, it is merely gurgling what Mr. Houck has ordered it to say.
AMERICANS SHOULD BE AMERICANS.
The Morgen Post of Berlin denounces President Wilson because he said
in his New York speech last Thursday night that all Americans should be
l'yal to America. It is thoroughly proper, of course, for those who live in
(lermany to love their country, but it shows lack of culture if Americans dis
play the same loyalty to thejr home.
A native-horn American must look upon Germany with greater admira
t'on than he does upon the United States, if he is a goad citizen, according to
'he view of the Berlin Morgen Tost. Americans have no right to exist, if they
are unwilling to kowtow to the Kaiser.
No real American criticizes a real German, who lives in Germany and
is a subject of that county, liecause he is loyal to Germany. He could not be
;. citizen worth the name, if he did not love the land of his cradle and the
f!:ig which protects him. But what is good in a German is just as good in an
American. And the American who puts Germany above the United States
is a traitor to his country and an undesirable citizen.
Hut the attitude of Germany toward Americans is no different from the
attitude of the other belligerents. The only way America and Americans can
I t considered neutral in the eyes of Germany is by being Pro-German.
President Wilson was riu.t when he said Americans shou'.d be Americans.
The men who followed Washington through his memorable campaign were
Americans, fighting for America and Americans. Their victory removed the
United States from under English ruk, which was no worse than it would
have been had the United States been under Germany.
Since the revolution was fought, this has been a haven of refuge for men
ar-d women from England, from Germany, from France and every other
country. They all came here because the doors of opportunity were closed
to them in their fatherland. Thev came to the United States to be free, to
enjoy liberty anil live among freemen.
facts, they remained. These and their progeny arc the Americans of today.
And if there is a one of them who prefers the Kaiser or the King to a Presi
dent, whom they elect and whom they may criticize without danger, he can
always go back and know full well that America will not wear mourning
because he has departed.
THE FAIRGROUNDS AND THE CHILDREN.
Efforts were made at the meeting of the Commercial Club last night to
create the impression that if the city buys the Fairgrounds' it means the
) assing of the County Fair. Such a contention has no foundation. By ob
tHning the right from the City Council and the Mayor, the Commercial Club
if self could hold the fair in the Fairgrounds. And no onp honestly believes
that either Mayor Kage or the City Count il wuold hesitate to grant such a
St. Louis holds its civic entertainments in Forest Park. The St. Louis
Pageant, two years ago was held in Forest Park; the World's Fair took place
there. A city park belongs to the city, and what is good for the city, will,
of course, be encouraged.
But the claim that the purchase of the Fairgrounds will mean the end
of the County Fair, is not new. And those who are fathering this theory
v. ill not listen to explanations. They do not want the facts. They simply
want to prevent the city buying the park, ami if by befogging the issue they
can aceomplis-h their purpose, they will befog the issue.
Xo reason has ever been given for defeatingthe Park Bond Issue. The
park is needed now and it will be needed more in the years to come. A city
without a park is like a park without flowers, and a park without its blossoms
is as barren a.- a town without children. And children are the best part of
thv? world because they are to control it in the future. And while they are
children, they are entitled to all that belongs to childhood, and the best part
of childhood is play. And if they are to play they must have a playgrounds
and that means a park.
MR. SHERMAN AND CAN OPENERS.
President Charles Blattner of the Fair and Park Association did exactly
as he should have done when he refused to present $250 to Sam Sherman in
exchange for his support of the bond issue. Who cares what Mr. Sherman's
views are concerning the park? How does he figure that his influence would
be worth $250?
If Mr. Sherman is a political power in this city, it is a fact that has been
overlooked heretofore. And if he considered himself a political leader, he dis
played poor political sense when he attempted to sandbag Mr. Blattner.
Sherman was no doubt within his rights when he approached Mr. Blattner
to request a contribution, and Mr. Blattner had a perfect right to refuse the
rt quest, if he wanted to.
Mr. Sherman dropped to the school boy level whpn he indulged in threats
in his effort to force a donation out of the Fair and Park Association. To
nake the case clear to Mr. Sherman, suppose Mr. Blattner had called upon
Sherman for a donation of a pair of pants, and suppose Mr. Sherman had
said that he had no pants to spare. Would it have been proper of Mr. Elatt
rer to have threatened Sherman? Certainly not.
Weli. then, it must be admitted that Mr. Blattner was right in saying
to Mr. Sherman. "You can go to Halifax," and when Mr. Sherman is appointed
or? a cor-i:roo to senm man-; again, ne
use of can openers i forbidden.
And according to well established
ougm ro os loki in advance that the
MAY LOCATE NEW
SHOE FACTORY HERE
Com' ml Club Heads to Learn
if Bonus Will Win
Cape Girardeau last night became a
bidder for another shoe factory of the
International Shoe Company that is
to be erected soon and steps were
taken by the Commercial Club to en
deavor to have the proposed plant lo
President J. H. McPherson this
morning will call Jackson Johnson,
president of the shoe corporation, by
long distance telephone to inquire if
the Cape has any chance in the com
petition for the new plant.
For several weeks past, the Inter
national Shoe Company has been work
ing all its factories on full time and
many of them have been doing much
overtime. An officer of the company
v ho was in the Cape Thursday let it
be known here that the concern was
looking for a favorable site for an
The matter was brought before the
club and Mr. McPherson authorized to
learn from the head of the corpora
tion what he will consider in the way
of a bid from the Cape.
When, the present shoe factory, one
of the best the concern now has, was
installed, the business men of the Cape
gave the company a substantial bonus.
It is proposed to offer a similar bonus
to the company for the establishment
of another such factory in the Cape.
The shoe factory last night was es
timated to be the largest paying con
cern in the Cape by several business
men. The establishment of a duplicate
factory would mean a big industrial
bound for the Cape.
The International Shoe Company
now owns ground in the Cape suffi
cient to accommodate five such fac
tories as the present one on North
SCARLET FEVER IS
Five in One Family 111 and Many
Other Cases Arc
. . , ,
An epidemic of scarlet lever is rair-
' . , ,
ing ,n Cape Girardeau, but none of the
. . ,. .
cases is of a malignant lorn. In one
. .. , . ,. '. ,
lamily of six, five are now confined
, Al . , . . , . ,. .
to their beds with tne disease. None of
mem, nowtver, is m a serious condi
Theodore Steger, a foreman at the
shoe factory, is the only member of
his household who has escaped the
disease. The physician who is treat
ing the ca.es, ordered Mr. Steger to
remain from the homo. He calls sev
eral times each day, but is not per- j
milted to enter his home. He calls to
the nurse from the front gate, in
quires the condition of the members
of his familyandthendeparts. Through
this means he is enabled to keep in
constant touch with h's family.
Mr. Stegor's daughter, Hazel, who
is 8 years old, hus been ill sixteen
days, antl lias passed tne crisis and is
on 'the road to recovery. Mrs. Steger
Land her thirteen-month old baby are
confined to their beds, but they have
only light forms of the fever. Susie,
6 years old, is now reaching the crisis,
and has been seriously ill. Her phys
ician announced last night that he ex
pected her to begin to grow better
within th next day or so.
Little Leo Steger, 4 years old, is
quite ill, but his condition is not seri
ous. Mrs. Steger has been ill about a
week, and she contracted it while nurs
ing her eldest daughter, Har.el. The
day the mother was stricken, her son,
Leo, became ill. Then Susie contracted
the fever, and the baby became sick
only a few days ago. The Stegers live
at 811 North Main street.
Claude Blackman, 7 years old, the
stepson of John Fisher, and living at
"46 North Sprigg street, has been quite
ill with scarlet fever, but his condition
The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
August Gockel. of North Sprigg street,
is confined to her bed with the disease.
While she has had fever each dav. her
condition has not been of a serious na
ture. Three other cases are reported in
Marble City Heights. Several other
homes have been placarded with no
tices that the houses arc under quar
antine. Billy Alexander, the son cf Mr. and
Mrs. Harry E. Alexander, who is ill
with scarlet fever, is quite sick. At
torney Alexander is not permitted' to
enter his home until the quarantine
has been removed.
MAN ASKS MAYOR KAGE
ABOUT LIVING IN CAPE
Mayor Kage has received a letter
! from a man in Mount, Vernon, O., who j
Tale To Town
Tore Turkey's Toe to Tease
The Turkey, Then Told the
Tale to Tickle Town.
All hunters are requested to kowtow
before Dr. J. C. Vorbeck. He is king
of the king of the outdoor sport.
In five hours yesterday he was with
a party of hunters in Scott County
who saw with their naked eyes more
than a hundred wild turkeys and killed
The Cape physician was the guest
of William and John Dohogne on their
big farm near Kelso. He reached the
Dohogne home shortly after 10 o'clock
yer terday morning, and after oiling up
his turkey callers, he ate until a few
minutes past noon.
He then wei.t forth to slay. The
party had just reached the barn (do
you get that? the barn) when Bow
ser, Dr. Vorbeck's prize turkey dog,
made a stand.
"Don't shoot 'em, Doc," shouted John
Dohogne. "They are too young to eat.
Wait till we get to the woods."
On their way down to the woods,
which was about three blocks from the
house, Dr. Vorbeck says, they passed
a mother turkey and thirty-five half
grown hens and gobblers.
Dr. Vorbeck's lower jaw sagged
when he reached the fringe of the
woods and looked up and down the
rows of trees. "Not a blamed turkey
in sight," he moaned.
"Blow your caller, Doc," cried Will
The physician braced himself against
a sapling and turned all of his surplus
air into the caller.
"Gobble! gobble! go-o-b-b-l-l-eee !"
whistled the caller. There was a rustle
from the underbrush. The doctor cock
ed his gun and put away his caller.
Almost like a dream, forty-two full
grown turkeys rushed out of the
woods and circled about the Cape Gir
ardeauan. "Bang! Bang! Boom! growled Dr.
Vorbeck's old turkey gun in rapid suc
cession. A cloud of smoke rolled sky
ward and as it raised above him, the
physician stooped low in order to count
the dead at his feet. He knew that the
law onlv permits one hunter to slav
.t. u- i t i t
three birds in one dav, and Doc Wr
i i i i r , i i
! beck is a stickler for law and order,
1 4, , , ,
! When the smoke disappeared, the
i n i i i i i i n j.
flock had vanished and there was not
t i - i
: a feather in sight.
"A little wild, Doc," murmured Bill
Dohogne. "Blow your whistle again."
Three gobbles from the caller
brought forty more turkeys out of the
woods. Dr. Vorbeck took dead aim and
fired three times before the smoke
obscured his vision.
When the smoke cleared, a large
gobbler was fluttering at Dr. Vor
beck's feet Realizing that his right
hand was mighiter than his gun, the
physician dropped his musket and
started in pursuit.
The gobbler led the tloctor a merry
chase. Into the woods and out again,
they dashed. Dr. Vorbeck knew that
the turkey had a broken wing and one
toe was shot off, and he was confi
dent that in an indurance contest, he
would win. But he soon discovered
that the gobbler could go some.
The physician was breathing like a
horse with the heaves as he emerged
from the woods, trotting behind the
crippled gobbler. To end the agony,
Bill Dohogne shot the turkey, which
toppled over a corpse at the phys
Dr. Vorbeck complained of his back
and declared that he could not con
tinue the hunt longer. He returned to
the house while the Dohogne brothers
hunted a while longer. When they
joined the doctor at the Dohogne home,
one carried nine and the other eight
turkey's Dr. Vorbeck's bird made the
The Dohognes presented Dr. Vor
beck with seven turkeys and he start
ed for home. When he reached this
city, he spent two hours exhibiting
them to his friends.
Those who looked the birds over,
pronounced them turkeys, but of the
barnyard variety. It was intimated
that Dr. Vorbeck probably shot the
birds' while they were in the fattening
pen. but he indignantly denied the as
sertion. asks the mayor to tlfl him facts about
the Cape that warrant his removal to
the city to make his permanent abode
The man's name is W. A. Dixon and
he asks the following questions about
"What is the main support of the
"Do you have first class schools ?
"Is gas used for heating . in the
"What electric current is used?"
The mayor has written to him to
come ahead and explained the ad-
vantages of a residence, in the Cape
PARK WODLP NOT
City Collector Meyers Shows it
Would Soon be
FIRST YEAR MEANS DIME
After That Cost to People Would
be Insignificant, Figures
George H. Meyer, City Collector of
Cape Girardeau, yesterday compiled
for The Tribune a statement, showing
how much the purchase of the Fair
grounds would increase the taxes. For
the first year it would amount to ten
cents on the valuation, which would
bring the city taxes up to the same
amount the people paid last year.
In 1910 the city taxes in Cape Gir
ardeau on the $100 valuation was $1.
In 1011, it was 80 cents on the $100;
1912, 70 cents; 1913, 65 cents; 1914,
60 cents; 1913, 50 cents. These figures
show that the city taxes have been
cut in half during the past five years
and they are going to continue to de
crease. Should the city buy the Fairgrounds
the total city taxes for the first year
would be 60 cents on the $100 valua
tion. This would not only pay the in
terest on the $40,000 bond issue, but
it would provide enough to redeem the
first bond, amounting to $1,0C0. The
city would take up one bond each year
and therefore the assessment would
The report compiled by Mr. Meyer
"Valuations for taxes for 1913 are:
Real estate and personal. . .$2,615,500
Merchants statements 160.S80
Manufacturers statements.. 79,600
Dramshop advalorem 17,500
Total : $2,873,480
"A $40,000 bond issue at 42 per
cent interest, would amount to $1,800
ner year. If the bonds are issued in
serial form that is,
one bond of
$1,000 becomes due each year it
would make a total of $2,800 to cover
interest and sinking fund. This would
increase the taxes ten cents, or a dime,
on the $100 valuation. This would ap-
ply only to the first year. Each year
after that, until the bonds were re
deemed, the tax would, of course, de
crease. "This city now has the lowest valua
tion to cover the taxation in any city
of the third class in Missouri. Our
city taxes have been decreased from $1
on the $100 valuation to 50 cents on
the $100 valuation in the past five
years. The normal increase in proper-
j tv valuations will decrease the taxe?
each year, and the increase made by
the purchase of the Fairgrounds will
not be noticed."
BEARS NINE BABIES
IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS
Kentucky Woman Has Made
World's Record Seven
Sons are living.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 5. Mrs. Gaith-
er Drewry of Spencer County, Ky..
completed a record today, which it is
believed, has never been surpassed. In
eighteen months she has given birth
to nine children.
One year and a half ago, she be-
came the mother of two girls and
three boys. The daughters died, but
the three boys lived and are enjoying
good health today.
This morning she received another
visit from the stork and he left her
four boys. The four babies weigh on
an average of four pounds each. They
are in good health and the attending
physician believes all of them will livo.
Mrs. Drewry is doing nicely, and is
delighted to think that she has accom
plished the world's record. The mother
is just thirty years old.
It is said that her unusual record
will result in a bill for mother's pen
sions being introduced in the coming
TO SENO 100 DELEGATES
TO SUNDAY SCHOOL MEET
An effort will be made to send 100
delegates from Cape County to the
State Sunday School teachers' conven
tion in St. Louis, November 16, 17 and
18. The aim of the Sunday School
workers is to have each school in the
county represented in St. Louis with
The movement to organize the dele
gation of 100 started Friday night aft
er the Cape Girardeau Sunday School
teachers and workers had been ad
dressed by Miss Harriet Edna Beard,
an officer of the State Sunday School
A. W. Vaughan of the department of
public speaking at the Normal School
is at the head of the movement to send
the delegates from Cape Countv, and
! inquiries should be directed to him. j
IN FAVOR OF THE
PARI BOND ISSUE
"KID" F. NAETER
An Editor Ought to See Bright
Things in Life, Says
BETTER GET RIGHT
URGES E. J. DEAL
Publisher Gets Back at Bankers
by Offering to Sell
Except for two members, the Com
mercial Club last night unanimously
indorsed the plan of the city to buy the
Fred Naeter and his brother, George,
cast the two dissenting votes. Mr.
Houck, chief opponent to the bond is
sue, was not present.
A ballot was taken both before and
after three bank presidents, W. H.
Stubblefield Jr., E. J. Deal and V. B.
Schaefer, together with S. M. Carter
and Vv. H. Bohnsack Jr. "played horse"
with the editor in an argumentative
Xaeter stood up and made a speech
in which he attacked at random most
everything from the Fair Association
i down to the citv administration. Mr.
Bohnsack promptly reminded him that
! if the people approve of the bond issue
like they do the administration, the
! bonds will carry by a three fourths
J you 00fc on the dark side of thins?:.
my friend," Mr. Stubblefield said,
turning to Naeter who sat at the
banker's side. "You want to brace up
and be an optimist." His voice was of
an encouraging tone.
The clash over the park bond issue
came at the last of the meeting, when
a discussion arose over what would be
the result of the Fairgrounds purchase
upon the Cape County fair.
After President McPherson had call
ed upon the club members several
times to voice any "new business," and
all had "stood pat" on silence, W. W.
Hinchey, who was acting as secretary,
whispered to the president.
"Oh, yes. Mr. Hinchey just suggests
that we ought to have something to
say about the Fairgrounds bond elec
tion," the president announced.
The ice was broken and the club
members waded in.
"Yes." William F. Bergmann, began.
"Mr. Otto Kochtitzky asked me to see
several gentleman in connection with
holding a meeting in the Courthouse
Monday night, when we can arrange
j to have speakers who are informed on
this proposition present to tell the
public what this bond election means
"There are so many voters who do
not understand exactly what it means.
The talk is going around, I har, that
if the city buys the Fairgrounds, it
will mean that there will be no fair
j here next year.
j "We want to have some sort of a
j meeting and thresh these things cut
j antl 'get right' on the issues at stake.'
"Yes, and you want to 'grt' tnc
j Naeters 'right' on that proposition,
jtoo!" Mr. Deal declared ?s Mr. Berg-
niann finished speaking.
"I think you are mistaken," Fred
Naeter retorted to Mr. Deal.
At about this juncture. President
McPherson called for a show of hands
to ascertain what the sentiment was
regarding the bonds. He asked those
who favored the bond issue, to raise a
All except the Naeter brothers man-
IfWpil their anroal of the bonds
Mr. Bergmann again picked up the;foncPrn SPu ;t out jn rosidcnre lots,
thread of his argument concerning the
meeting Monday night and the state
ment that the purchase of the Fair
grounds for a city park would mean
the abandonment of the fair.
The idra was scouted by several of
the men present, when Mr. Naeter rose
to his feet and began.
"As to about where we stand, I want
to be convinced that there is going to
be a fair there next year. I am afraid
the purchase will be disastrous to the
"And what guarantee will we have
that the park will be taken care of by
the city?" he asked.
He then began to cite reasons why j
he thought the administration was j
wholly incompetent to look after a i
park. He attacked the work of the j
City Council's Street antl Wharf Com-.
mittee and brought up what he be
lieved to be cases in point to show Iax
ness. "The people must want it that way,"
Mr.. Deal answered. "It's their admin
istration and if they wanted it any
other way, I guess they would have it
"The people! What people?" Xaeter
"The people cf Cape Girardeau!"
Naeter said the city wasn't able to
take care of the city park at the Court
house location and the Lorimier site.
He said that if the Fairgrounds Park
was going to be taken care of in the
same way, he wasn't for it.
Mr. Bohnsack pointed out to him
that a park commissioner will be em
ployed at some future time to take
care of the city's parks.
And then Naeter got back to the
fair. He said that the more he saw of
municipal ownership the less he
thought of it.
A chorus of voices opposed his words
at that point.
He declared he believed that a fair
association could be organized to give
the Cape a fair and make money, and
he arraigned the present association
for not showing him a financial state
ment. He advocated that the Fairground's
purchase be dropped, a popular sub
serpition be taken up to buy out some
of the members of the present fair as
sociation and the thing re-orjranized on
what he termed a "patriotic" basis.
He would not have anyone own more
than $100 worth of stock.
Mr. Bohnsack then explained to
Naeter that the Fair Association is an
incorporated concern, similar to a bank
and as a consequence docs net have tr.
make a financial report to him or any
one else, but the directors and stock
holders. The other part of Naeter's question
was answered by Mr. Stubblefield.
"Maybe they don't want to sell their
stocks. If they have a good business
they may want to keep it. You have."
and Mr. Stubblefield's words became
honeyed. "You have a good lucretive
business you're in the newspaper
business you wouldn't care about
selling out "
"I'll sell some stock all right." Mr.
"The Fair Association stands its
own losses and sets aside the gains,"
Mr. Bohnsack put in.
Mr. Stubb'efield sat on one side of
the editor and Mr. Bohnsack on the
"No one is asking you to stand any
or the Fair Association's losses," he
Naeter then said he didn't believe
the Fair Association ever went into
the "hole" in its history. He "wager
ed." he did. that if everything wen
known the Fair Association took in
thousands of dollars more than ex
penses this year.
"Xo they "didn't." Mr. Stubblefield
said. "It wasn't paid on interest."
"But you can't prove they didn't
make big money this year," Nat ter
"I don't have to prove it. I know it,"
was Mr. Stubblefield's rejoinder.
At the close of the wrangle over the
Fair Association's finances, Mr. Car
ter. Mr. Deal, Mr. Schaefer and Mr.
Robert Vogelsang declared that Naeter
had made a "clean muff" of the point
at issue in this election.
"This is a question as to whether or
not the people want a park," Mr. Deal
said. "The Fair Association proposi
tion easily can be settled after the city
gets the park. There will be very lit
tle difficulty about that."
The question of taking care of the
parks was completely ignored.
"It looks to me like it's good busi
ness to get that," .Mr. Carter said.
"Why, yes," Mr. Schaefer said.
"That piece of land is worth $40,000
or $50,000 and here the people have a
chance to buy it for $.",0,000."
"Seems to me it would look better
as a park than to have osme private
Mr. Deal said.
The altercation was brought to an
end by President McPherson, who de
scribed the "horse play" with Naeter
as a "free-for-all."
Mr. Carter then placed a motion be
fore the club placing the organization
officially on record as approving the
bonds. It was passed viva voce and no
one saw Naeter's lips murmur.
The meeting that Mr. Bergmann
mentioned before the club will be held
in the Courthouse Monday night when
several speakers will be arranged Tor
to talk on the various issues involved.
c. Wielpuetz and members of his
faniiiv returned yesterday from St.
LoUis, where they have been visiting
the wife of Ernest Wielpuetz, who has
ben in a hospital there.