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CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO,-FRIDAY, OCTfER 23. 1918.
CAPE GIRARDEAU TRIBUNE
JAMES P. WHITESIDE, Editor.
Entered at the Post Office, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., as
Second Class Matter.
THE DUTIES OF THE LABOR BOARD. " V
" TThe United States -employment eervlce Is "getting down to cases" In
finding unskilled labor for essential wur work.- It has served notice that
employment that Is simply personal service or. for personal pleasure will not
be regarded as war work.
Also the employment service makes an appeal to antomobile owners to
release chauffeurs, whenever possible, and to consider well before they buy
accessories for their machines, -whether they need the- work required to pro
duce -them as much as the country needs tt to help win the war.
In an authorized interview Nathan M. Smyth, assistant director general
of the United States employment service, gives the program and purpose of
that department as follows:
"The community labor boards are charged with the responsibility of de
termlning the methods which shall govern the employment service In attempt
ing to recruit for war work men from industries which are not directly con
nected with the prosecution of the war.. The power to -determine priority
among Industries and to close up nonessential Industries by shutting off sup
plies rests with the war industries board.
"The United Slates employment service will follow the priorities de
termined by the priorities board of the war Industries board, and the cm- ,
ployment service through all Us agencies will keep in systematic and con
stant co-operation with the man power and material program.
"It is within the provinee of each community labor board to list those
nonwar industries in its community which will first be called upon to con
tribute men to war work.
This does not mean that such industries will be compelled to close up or
to discharge their male employees at once, but that with as much speed as
may be necessary 'to meet the national emergency, they will release male
IT IS YOUR DUTY' TO VOTE. workers.
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A reader of The Tribune writes to inquire whether an enoix win . ""-a uncled "tabon in situation it is
from casting their baots. ine autnor oi uu ODvlonsly wronjr to have able-bodied men continuing to sell candy, cigars and
like articles, to be doing work in shors and stores which might with reason
able effort on the part of the employers be Intrusted to women, and to bo
dancing attendance In clubs, barber shops, soft-drink establishments, bowling
alleys, dancing academies and elsewhere.
"Our war Industries are suffering severely for lack of skilled mechanics.
It therefore becomes a burden upon the conscience of every person who em
ploys a chauffeur to determine whether such employment is necessary pr
merely for the gratification of personal pleasure.
"Moreover, every owner of an automobile should realize that every true
he spends five dollars for automobile accessories, supplies or repairs, he Is in
effect determining whether the working energies of the country shall bo tie
voted to winning the war or to his own personal uses.
The time has come when, from tre standpoint of conservation tf Iain?.
this year to prevent voters
communication hide:; his identity under the signature of "A Reader." j
Of course no effort will be made W prevent qualified voters exercising j
their r.Vht to cast their ballots. Every one not only is entitled to vote, but J
th:s is one year when every lega1 voter should cast his ballot.
The erroneous impression that llissourians would be denied the right c:
suffrage tins year, was due to the announcement made some time ago that
foreigners who had not . completed their naturalization would not be per
m'.ttod to vote. This lulc should have been in effect years ago, but it will
not interfere with qualified voters.
Tho ,rmtost this war differs cnlv slicrhtlv from other years, except where
national issues are involved. A candidate running fo'r a county office this j
yean had nothing but Jv's record and his political faith to recommend him. I
It will be just as legal to scratch your ballot this year as it was four years ,
we must all of us limit cur expenses to theso things v.Lich are essential.
Somewhere in -the U. S A. 1 1
Authors And Their Famous Work
Shelley wrote "Queen Mab" at IS. Goldsmith finished "The Deserted
Mohammed bogan the Koran at 35. j Village' at 42,
Keats wrote his "Endymion" at 22.1 Josephus published his "Wars of'
Dumas wrote -plays at The Jews" at 5G.X
Lamartine's poems appeared when!
The war has been brtught into tlie campaign unnecessarily. Both parties ' j
played an equal part in the declaration of war and have worked together in -its
prosecution. We be'.ieve that President Wilson should be supported, !
whether the war la.ls ten years or ends next week. In this congressional j
district, Joe J. Rus-ell u being opposed by Judge Edward D. Hays. Both j
are loyal American; and both will contribute their best efforts for the best
interest of their country. A vote for either is a vote for a good Amiea-ican.
Judge Se.den P. Spencer and Joseph W. Folk differ only in politics. One
is just as p it i otic as tne ether, and the prosecution of the war will not be Disraeli wrote "Vivian Grey at the poet was oO
disturbed by the "lection of either. j Heine published his first songs at Perseus is thought to have written
With the.o facts clearly in mind the vcteis in this sectionof the statj.i 23. j his satires at 45.
may go to the polk on November 5 considering only local candidates. It is ! Sonera wrote "De Beneficiis" after- Thackeray was
just a matter of poMics. If you would vote for a pup, if a candidate on 50. 1 Fair" appeared,
your ticket, you will votc for your party's ticket whether the candidates are j Swift wrote the 'Tale of a Tub" at Lord Bacon wrote the
good or bad. If you believe in eectmg the best men on both tickets, you vj ganam" at 41.
will scialch this year just as you have, been doing in the past. Richardson nubUshed "Pamela" at
TO SAVE FUEL IN
HOT AIR FURNACE
Rules Given Oul by U. S. Fuel
Administrator (or Illinois.
Germany And The Dye Problem
(By E. 31. JON MS) ' situation within the industry shows
The recent Chemical Sh?w in New that as good dyes are brjng produced
York filial the Grand Cenlial Palace,' in sufficient quantities -right now to
and it was pcrhap's the greatest ex- j meet the demands, as are needed,
Joseph ITarrington, United States 1 hibit of the achievements of Amori- j ami that they are made in America.
j furl administrator for Illinois, lias is- j can brains ever collected uiider a sin- j The dye manufacturers
! sued the following rules for handling , . , w. ; )v, v-ith t.--.-.
the entire satisfaction cf-thc scien
tific world, which fonr.d its way to
tie manufacturers who have in--"t.tl
en using the dyes made for wool on
But it is vour duv tc vote. No ono ,w;va , nf hot ni.;v;i.' ,1 r, ' I v,; T.wtnw ot r.n ! The turn damper should lit loose-
vote just as you deem best. j Eacine wrote the "Andromache' at' David is said to have written his JjJ ifmlld periods-
I 28. j fust psalm at 18. j openeu wide in the cold.
IN FLAXDEiSS FIELD. I Paley wTote the "Horae Paulinae" Homer is said to have composed: 3. Use slide damper in coaling door
A ';nl ,,:: :i : : A . . r.t It. I au mwi uv. . oniy mr f ii!:iui.i uu.i l iint-. in.iii win
- - ' '-i-" f nirH'lL.-l EJVJJlCWltT IU W 1 1 Lt' .L i HJt 111 fir ITPHLl H. mil r-
Coleridge published "Christabel"
1 at 44.
Pliny finished "The German War"
! at 31.
Luther wrote his ninety-five theses
tial air that lives throughout the ages. America and Americans have play
to important parts in this rospect in the epochs that have passed "The
.Star Spanir.ed Banner." "America." "Divip" and "Maivhino- Ummrh I
' ' r ... in v -o
Georgia," ai e asscciaiHl with periods of national stress in the United States, j
The present crisis has not produced an American .song or pcem that will !
live. The only words that can be associated with the world-wide war that
will long survive, were written by John McCrae. a Canadian uhvsician who
entered the conflict in iis early stages, and who has since died on the battie yG' , . , . ,. . ,
fields of Fiance. He w;.s only a doctor at home, but under the excitement1 . "us began his religious works
..-or jjvcii! t-uui. win peipeiuaie ms memory. in rranciers
liled," is the caption 01 his lints. Thr-se vf hnvc Kon m-ini ; A.ros-,r
- - - - u..& . jm V 1 J , Ci(
.nnil on1 in iYt r.rMl 1 T -. . 1 1, " i j ri a ti , .... . at J,
... ivnuw.it u wiLii aiuuui una jreai rruain, tney nave'
n d. piace among ne classics. John .McCrae's appealing woids follow:
Poe wrote "The Raven" in his 36th' Dante finished the
media" at about 51.
Von Ranke fir.isned his "History
j the Popes" at- 2!)
Uwen JMeredith published "L,ucne
hot-air furnaces, steam and hot water
! plants in the interest of fuel eeoii'nuy:
3G when "Vanity j Check ,lrnft in stovepipe near the
I A. 11. 1
lUra uailll-er, SIS UIIS com I Wis miftn; , ,ct . I'rivrir t it ,l ,W InrmlnA tor r.n
, Aim Mi' ynr n f hiVih thn ft r lillfru t r ' :
A.Uill im- KllU UL H Ultil hk pw i- 1 j
pending not at all upon the opening has held as a mortal smche for h:i;i a wool, mis soil 01 bungling has re-
Tacitus finished the first part' of an(' ,;,"ina of the coaling lor. "century or longer, belong to her r.oj fitcted considerably upon American
more for Germany can ciu ke on her 1 dye, and has been responsible for
own potash for all we care on this most of the criticism that his been
side of the waters. When' it comes 1 so freely made. Kut th? difficulty
to the manufacture of dyes the Du ' haS benn only temporary, and it lias
Font's have demonstrated that they' c, practically remedied,
have a newly established industry The great crowds that !.-aihei- d t
that will set us free forever from de-! Witness the victories of the American
pendence upon German dyes. j cheir'sts had the sat s facii .11 tn b-
The name Du Pent, and powder, 1,0!J the dve manufr-turinc: process-
i 1 A - A J T
sumption of gases. Open only draft I arc a.moM. hynon.4mou3 xo me gencr-( es m opcratwn; and coior for to!.ir,
in ashpit door for jnore rapid burning, j al public; but the Du Font's have It w:ks demonstrakJ that tho home
the Iliad after 60,
, Bryant was 19 when made famous
So!omon is said to have collected
the Proverbs at 50.
Baxter wrote the "Saint's Everlast
ing Rest" at 34.
or bituminous coal after the addition
of fresh fuel.
4. Turn extra air into pipe for j
cheeking of general draft, same fur- i
nisiiing necessary oxygen for the con-
r- -w -r . . 2. 1. 1, 1 - V-. I-. 1 . . I . . i . . ....
;. near jupes m ,ceu:ir uiuroutiin.v . uucn uuMiig uiy; niruuus mm Aiiim- uyes exposeu io sunhgnt ana wea
wrapped to prevent loss by radiation. Jean industry aside from munitions. ' ther. are in everv wav enual to the
In Flanders fields the pcpicK blow
Between tho crosses,, row on row,
That mark our place- and in the f-ky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the tmns baow.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now wes lie
In. Flanders fields.
To you .
ur quarrel with tho foe:
n: failing hands we throw
be yours to hold it high,
.ik faith with us who dio
We shr ! net sleep, though popies grow
In Flanders fields.
GERMANY'S NEW! NOTE.
The new Geirnan pence mrrsagc?, although laboled the voico of the Gentian
people comee from the pen of Foregn Minister Solf, who .was appointed by
tlsc Kaiser with the approval of the Rheichstag.
In his n :ic he foclares that a new German government has been created in
Germany by the German people. But as the Kaiser occupies his former
rank, with this Cabinet r.nd hi Rheichstag unchanged, it is not likely that
Piciiident Wiison will accept this cliange as a. victory tor democracy.
If Maxmiilian Hui-ien, the famous G rmaii writer, were to appeal to the
Unted Stat2s 'in the name of the German people, ha would receive a we!
come ear, but tho Prince- Mayimillian, who proposod peace to Pesidcnt Wil
ton is a Ki'iser agent laboring enly to preserve the Kaiser's crown.
Minister Solf says the Jiltoicltag, mado up cf the sanw men who declar
cd war and have been in charge of it3 prosecution, speaks Sor the new gov
ernment of Germany, representing the German people. Bol she? vik!
It is true that Germany made additional concessions, and this note, coup"
cd with thoae that proceeded it, indicate that the German government wants
j eace.- But the Kaiser's henchmen are only mocking tho German people by
proclaiming, they are ip charge cf the new German government. If the Ger
man peopls had a voice in the formation of the new government, they would
eliminate, the Kaiser, replace the Reichstag and the German cabinet.
The old ouder of things in Germany cannot change until the people of
Germany take charge, and -Minister Solf cannot convince the United State
that he speaks for the German people. If he can hoodwink his peop'J and
at the same time induce the Allies to acqqpt his tarms of peace, he will not
only have saved his military machine from a decisive defeat, but he will
have retained tne throne for the Kaiser.
It was the Emperor who declared that peac2 could only come by a decis
if! victory of arms. He then believed his troops would conquer instead of
being conquered. He i r.ow confronted with a victorious army at hts
gates, and is willing to accept a peace by negotiation. When he accerts an
unconditional surrender, he will have peace and the German people will ges
a peacefnl government'." 'But as long as the Kaiser continocs to rule Germany,
that nation and the other nations of the world must sleep with a gun be
tide the bed and a linger on the trigger.
Machiavelli completed "The Prince"
j at 5.
Butler wrote "Hudibras" after ho
I was '60.
inaKespeare wrote nis nrst piayat
Sterne published "Tristram Shan
dy" at 46.
Boileau wrote his first satirical po
ems at 24.
Corneille wrote "Melite," his first'
drama, at 21.
Calvin published his "Psychopan
nychia" at 25.
Spencer published the ' "Faerie
Queene" at S8.
It is said that Horace wrote his
first odes at 23.
Sheridan wrote his "School for
Scandal" at 26.
Sir Thomas More finished his
"Utopia" at 73.
Livy is said to have finished his
j . witn grates jisu a snorr. quick it Is mighty interesting to know that foreign eouivalont. It is an interest-
I stroke of shaker for sitting or asiies, I this tremendous enterprise is pre-' Ir.g co-incident that the same creat
U when "Adam: - paring to discount the reconstruction firm of Du Pont that has shot
7. Avoid poking of fire bed to save !
the causing of draft holes.
Gacrge Eliot was
Bede" was printed
Fichte wrote the famous "Wissen
l.AlV If i Ort
6c..ii.e at 8. Additional coal to low fire be-
Koaert Browning wrote "The Ring fore shaking,
and the Book" at 57. j 9. Storm winlows and storm doors
Samuel John-ion published "Lon-! for economy,
don" when he was 29. 10. Temperature generally at 08 de-
The Bucolics of Virgil were written' Press or less' excpJt for lnvalils or
between 43 and 47. children. Unoccupied rooms cooler.
,, . with use of thermometers recommend-
tation of Christ at 34.
period by preparing a way to utilize enemies full ofh oles in wartime has
1 its great capital and the services of
its 75,000 employees 65.000 of whom
are engaged in war woik when the
munitions cf peace supplant the mu
nitions of war.
It is only a step over the back
been the leader in perfecting on a
big scale the dye-making industry,
which is to continue to shoot disap
pointment into Germany long years
after tho struggle? of battle aie ov
er. It has al? along been claimed that
"Annals" at 50.
Joseph Addison's first essays ap
peared when he was 29.
John Bunyan finished the "Pil
grim's Progress" at 50.
"The Robbers," by Schiller, made
the author famous at 23.
11. Wasteful to allow unusual drop
of temperature at night
12. Bedrooms should carry lower
temperatures than ones used for gen
13. Two pans or jars of water at
registers or radiators for moisture in
Hannah More wrote "Thc Search I 14. Study system for your home,
Aftor Happiness" at 28. fuel economy serving to warm the
Martial is said to have written cp-! shivering boys in France.
igrams before he was 20.
fence from the bases roni which Germany's dye-stuff industry was to
most of the high explosives are cb- bo a thing to bargain with for inter
tained as by-products of the coking national commercial advantages, and
industry to the same sources from ! it ws to be an earnest that the
which are obtained the bases from j world once more at peace must ear
which are manufactured the inter- j ly resume, business relations with her.
finally the dyes so Further, it was a source of large ;'n-
Voltaire's first tragedy came out
when tho author was 22.
Adam Smith published "Thc
Wealth of Nations" at 55.
What It Costs Uncle Sam
' to Draft Men Into Army
everv other industry.
to srpply practically com? and a f-curce of si ill larger
And in the big ( prestige. Tho duplication of this in-
Show the biggest end of the exhibit
was of American dyes. It was con
clusively demenstrntrd that the ques
tion "wh it can be produced" belongs
entirely in the past tense; and it is
dustry in America must
disquieting to the pnoplo
American chemists and American
manufacturers are winning big bat-
far more interesting to Iram the j t'es Tor their country, and our indus
truth as to whet is produced?. The
answer to this lalter phase of the
trial independence has become assur
ed for all time.
Take It From Father
I ! gove
B ! man
Boa, "T haven't much to tell you. 1 Havl
learned that good advice Is
. prescription which bnt few of us wQl
And my long and windy arguments
might forsake you in a crisis
. And besides you've got' your own ca
reer to make;
Z have just this bit of counsel which may
help you go the distance
With no useless Or unnecessary stop.
As you mingle in the melee of the strug
gle for existence
Don't you ever try to argue with a cop!
There are plenty of adventures which a
man may get away with.
Though the world proclaim them hope,
less from the start: -
You may find a whirring bun-saw is a
pretty thing to' play with.
And at times a Bengal tiger has a
Youth is always doing wonders and for
While the sages sneer and prophesy
a flop; 0
But there are some final limits, it's a
fact that's worth believing.
So don't ever try to argue with a cop!
You might swim the Whirlpool Rapids. !
you might butt your way through
granite. - .
You might set the Mississippi aH:
But debating with policemen take a tip
:" ' from dad, and. can it. j
For the Issue Is infallibly the same; '
You are licked before you've started
with your futile protestations, .
So just do the way he tells you, on
.And unless you have a fancy for a jail's
. accommodations ;
Don't you ever try to argue with a cop!
Berton Braley, in Saturday Evening
Figures complied from the Tecords
of the last draft show that it cost the .
ernment almost exactly $5 for each
drafted. All but seven cents of
this amount represents the expense of
tiie draft boards. In comparison with
this it Is interesting to learn that the
volunteer system of recruiting cost
$24.48 per man in 1914 ; $19.14 in 191",
and $28.9.") between July. 1G, and
April, 1917. These latter figures, how
ever. Included the recruit's traveling
expenses and the cost of his subsist
ence prior to acceptance.
-Highest Radio Aerial.
The highest radio aerial In th
world, the cables of a captive balloon.
Is In use nt the New York navy yard
It was announcsd that the yard lute
I ecu in communication with the wire
i!s station at Arcadia, Cal. .
Respect OSier TccpTeTs Troperiy.
Attention to other-people's property
adds to the national wealth. The Idea
seems to have gotten abroad that
wealth is purely a personal mntfer. To
a certain extent that is true. But
wealth produces for the common good.
The facts show that not dire poverty
but growth and development Is the oc
casion of discontent. You can do yonr
part ia the upward march of progress
by teaching men that every property
loss brings calamity on the community.
And the principle works both ways,
lien often now for the other man what
they themselves reap. Be n construc
tionist and learn to respect other peo
ple's property. ' ,
LAUGHS FOR Alt j
No Thought of Self.
"Josh writes th;;t he's f giiting hard
or a speei'y victory,'" remarked
"Yes,"' commented his wife, "that
toy's got the ri;:ht spirit. He's going
o lo his duly and wind up the war,
ilthor.giv he knows perfectly well that
is soon as it's over hell have to go
right back to school."
old Closefist hol
one told him lie
must give until it
Egbert He just
gave up a dollar
Bacon Well, $1
Egbert No, but
, . he wants to give
.he people the impression that it does.
The Death Rate.
Statistically Inclined Tourist What
Is the death rate here?
Native Same as it is everywhere
else one death for every inhabitant.
Great, but Mot Up to Date.
Old Colonel Eve positively
refused to we;u corset-covers.
Ili'.nnil'fil 1H not uSe tobacco
in any form.
Toter the Hermit never spent
a cent for phonograph records.
fJiisliivir? Ariolphu.s would not
patronize the parcel post.
Goliath absolutely declined to
don R. V. IVs.
Genghis Khan preferred the
steps to the elevator.
Doctor Johnson would not put
his foot in an automobile.
Moses had nn unconquerable
aversion to motorcycles.
Nitq couldn't be persuaded to
buy an electric fan.
? '" Pay of Y. M. C. A. Men.
The pay of Y. M. C. A. men In the
cantonment service depends oii their
previous earnings. It is not gr-.ter
than they have previously been r-pf'-.
ing and does not exceed even
though they have been earning mora
than that. There is an allow? ntt' o
$75 for their own e?.ieiises :i;.il nn
additional allowance for Jiielr fitiuiJi.'?
depending on tliWr previous p.:y, !r.
not exceeding SlDO a c:-i!Ti