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THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AND CAPE COUNTY HERALD, FRIDAY. MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 19l7.
BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES STOP FARM LAND LOANS Investments in Liberty Loan Bonds Is Given as Reason. COMPANIES MUST KEEP FUNDS TO HELP U. S. Local Agent Ordered Not to Take Any Applications for Farm Loans in Future. ' All loans by a Majority of the in surance companies on farm lands and other real estate have been suspended for an indefinite period for the reason that the large insurance companies are reserving their assets and capital stock for the purchase of Liberty bonds when the third issue is author ize. This was learned yesterday when E. D. Hoffman, a local insurance rep resentative, received orders from his home companies to stop negotiating loans on any farms or real estate. Mr. Hoffman represents several large insurance companies of the country and averages about $500,000 on farm land loans in fourteen coun ties of Southeast Missouri, he said last night. All these loans to the in dividuals are made by the insurance companies. During the last Liberty bond issue, he said, the insurance companies had subscribed for large amounts of Lib erty loan bonds, one taking as much as $2,500,000 worth of the govern ment bonds. In order to pay these subscriptions the companies must withdraw their surplus cash from the banks. , Financial agents of the large com panies contend that a large per cent of the private investors have already taken as many liberty bonds, as their resources permit and the purchase of the third issue will principally fall upon the large.companies of the coun try. Another reason for the canceling of all farm land loans by the insurance M mil Ask company, Mr. Hoffman said, wis the fact that a- law had been passed in England compelling the insurance companies to invest one-half of their assets in government bonds. A num ber of- the large insurance companies in the United States have agencies in England and vice versa, and for that reason the companies had to as sist the government in raising funds for the prosecution of war. The passage of the government farm loan act will aid to offset the results of. the insurance companies canceling future loans on farm lands. Although the government loan is more complicated in being secured by the farmer, other advantages such as a lower interest rate and easier pay ments reward the farmer for taking the government loan on his property. BURGLAR SCARE IN RANNEY RESIDENCE The police were called to the ItanN ney home on North Main street on a burglar call, but failed to find the cause of the excitement. Chief White- ner who made the hurry-up run to the Raneny home was informed when he reached the house that the burglar was not to be found. When a reporter called up the Ran- npv home shortlv after the nolice had left the house, a man answerine the telephone declined to give any infor . mation but hung up after giving vent to his feelings by saying he would like to meet the late hour caller in broad daylight. DOING THE WORK. W. T. Nanney, Noel, Mo.,' writes, "Your B. A. Thomas' Hog Powder is doing the work down in this part of the world.' It proved to be what wp needed' to prevent and cure hog rho' era and expel worms." F. F. Braur. & Bros. RUB-KiY-TiSrJI Will cure Rheumatism, Neu ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old Sores Tetter. Ring-WormEc- zemrt, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, . iscd internally or externally. 25c. Don't Say You're Too Bmy Mfo Business The Busy Man is the only Man a success ful Life Insurance Salesman has time to call on. Bankers, Lawyers, Merchants and' Pro fessional Men of .the highest qualifications readily give up a part of their time to dis cuss one of the most interesting topics of the day. If you have not had a Ban Stete Policy explained. You hdve to Life Insurance. Doir PHONE 563 VALTHER LEAGUE IS PRAISED BY PASTOR' Rev Wilder Urges Church Work ers to Cooperate To Sell Seals. The members of the Walther League met at Trinity Hall last night to tfsten to an address delivered by Rev. August Wilder, pastor of the. big Lutheran church in this city. He' talk ed to the young church workers on co-operation. "The Walther League," said Rev. Wilder, "is just like a big machine. i Each member is a part of it and alone is helpless. But like the machine the Walther League can grow and per form its great functions if every mem ber works together. Without co-operation the league cannot serve its pur pose." Dr. Wilder complimented the mem bers of the organization upon the in terest shown in their work and urged them to make an endeavor to do more next year than they have done in the closing twelve months.' . It was announced at the meeting that members of the Walther League would sell Christmas seals during the cng holidays for the benefit of the iliitlii. c:i. t. nn x; i uuuiciau odinidi iuiii ui W IlcULriUgc, Colo. This institution is maintained by ifts from Lutherans all over the country. Members of this faith, who are victims of tuberculosis, are per mitted to go to Wheatridge and live without debt. MILK IN WINTER. Why do your cows give less milk in winter than they do in summer7 Just because nature does not supply them with grasses and green food. Cut we have some to the assista-ve of Dame -Nature with B.'A. Thomas Stock Remedy Nvhich contains the very ingredients that the green feed supplies in season, only of course, in a more highly concentrated form. We guarantee that this remedy will make your cows give more milk and better milk with the same feed. F.. F. Braun & Bros. not seen all there is mater BAKERIES PLACED UNDER U.S. CONTROL Standard Loaves and Ingredients Provided in New Food Regulation. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. Presi dent Wilson issued a proclamation to day placing all bakeries under gov ernment license December 10 and sub jecting them to ood administration rules prescribing ingredients and the weights of loaves. Prices will not be fixeL. but with, the Btandardigation it is expected that the natural compe tition and simplification of distribu tion will force down prices for pound loaves to 7 and 8 cents. Fancy breads will be eliminated and the multitude of rolls now pro duced will be Veduced to four with standard ingredients. The weights will be one pound, one' and a half, two and four pounds. The loaves will have a crease in the middle to permit their sale in halves. In bak ing only, three pounds of sugar will be allowed for a barrel of flour in stead of an average of six pounds now used and two pound of vegetable oil shortening must be used instead of six pounds of lard or oil. By tins the food admJnistn-ation expects to save 100,000,000 pounds of sugar and the same amount of lard. Bakers may use only skimmed, milk for bread and rolls will be permitted only if made in standard sizes and of regulation bread dough. The price of English vbread is now 4V2 cents per pound 'cash and carry.' This bread contains 25 per cent of other cereals or potatoes and further more it is subsidized by the govern-' ment, an appropriation of $200,000, 000 having been made to finance the ! operation. I Reports rtaching' Hoover indicate' that since September 1 from 12 to 14 per cent of the flour has been saved by household economies promoted by the food administration The bakers' voluntary rule against 'accepting re turns of stale bread is estimated to have saved 600,000 barrels of flour. -a JUNIOR RED CfcOSS AT CENTRAL HIGH Organization Formed Last Week More Than $100 Pledged by Stndent Members. A Junior Red Cross Chapter was or ganized and $100.95 pledged to the Red Cross work by the students and the teachers of Central High last Thursday morning following the ad dressej by M r. D'Nean Stafford, chair man of the local branch of the Red Cross, and II rs. H. Li Roberts, of the Normal School. Mr. Stafford explained why the Junior Red .Cross should be organized. He finished his speech by reading a message from the President asking the young people of the nation to help in the Red Cross work. ; Mrs. Roberts' appeal had a sur-1 prisingly good result and the Junior' Red Cro3f, of Central High responded immediately. She gave many-of her own experiences while on visits to her old homes in Canada and Xew York. One story was of a family who had lost two sons in the war, but the sur viving members were knitting things for other Canadian soldiers and wait ing patiently for their youngest son's time to answer the call. After Mrs. Roberts had finished her interesting talk Principal Doherty asked Mr. Stafford to tell the pupils about the humanity bond, and the plans for the campaign for the sale or these bonds. At the conclusion of the meeting all gathered about the bulletin board 011 which was a poster made by Alvin Karnes, which told how much money had been raised. The Statute of Lib erty was at one side of the picture and Europe on the other. The Red Cross was represented by a ship which moved on a string. Ths amount which had to be raised to organize the Junior Red Cross was placed in Europe and smaller amounts along the course of the ship. When the money starts coming in the ship will be moved along according to the amount received until it has reached the amount needed." Ton r DOCKET FIRST TASK OF NEW COURT CLERK Ben Vinyard Begins Work in Common Pleas Court Office Opened After 8 Days. The office of the Common Pleas Court clerk was opened yesterday morning after Ben Vinyard, the new clerk, had qualified for the position, succeeding D. A. Nichols, the late clerk through appointment by Gov. Gardner, The office had been closed for more than a week. The first 'task awaiting the new clerk was the work on the docket for the November term of the Common Pleas which will be called November 26. The docket for the coming term is one of the heaviest in the Common Pleas. More than 100 cases are set for trial before Judge Snider. About two dozen divorce cases will be tried during the November term, ft is the largest number ever in the Common Fleas Court. One of the latest divorce petitions filed in the Common Pleas is the pe tition of Mrs. OHie Kenley against her J-.usl.and, Henry Alonzo Kenley, She "ccuses her husband of havrng as sociated with other women before their separation and also sending her indecent pictures through the mails after their-separation. They parted in December 1916. Kenley is now living in Jackson county, in Illinois. MINE FIELDS MENACE NORWAY Ownership of Drifting Aflents of De struction !s Matte.- of fJoubt Christiana. Drifting mine fields are reported along the whole Norwegian coast from Llsterland eastward. Off Hallo, 20 mines were seen drifting north to Christiana fjord, and from Halvo many explosions have been heard. The drifting mine fields are sur rounded by a mass of drifting wreck age. Norwegian motor, boats have salved many casks of wine, margarine and whale oil. The ownership of the drifting mine fields is a matter of doubt. Certainly nobody Is anxious to claim them, for they do not conform to the rules of The Hague convention, which pre scribes that mines shall be so con structed that they become hannless when adrift. We have a limited supply we can furnish for delivery $6.50 PHONE 27 TODAY Mi's souri Public Utilities Co., 400 BROADWAY HISS HUNTER TO ! WEDISJEARMONT Engagement of Couple Annonned Recently-To Be Married in Winter. Miss Ellen Hunter, a favorite of Cape Girardeau society circles will be come the bride of Julien S. Dear mont some time this winter, their en gagement having been announced at a reception given a! the home of, Mrs. Russell L. Dearrront in honor of the bride-elect last Saturday afternoon. The announcc-men5; caused surprise among the many friends of Miss Hun ter who vrerz present, and her pon tflarity araor. the young set of society folk was evidence riby the sincerity with which her friends bestowed their best wishes upon the honored guest when the announcement was made. Miss Hunter, a daughter of Mrs. Martha Hunter of St. Louis, has been attending the Normal for several .years and is preparing for her A. H. degree of the institution. She has al ways taken an active part in social affairs of the school and at present heads the war relief and the Y. M. C. A. work of her school. She is a niece of John Hunter of this city. Mr. Dearmont is the second son of iDr. and Mrs. W. S. Dearmont. In school he ha.4 always distinguished himself among his class mate's and his ambition and energy were crowned with inevitable success in professional life. Althovjgh comparatively young he has been principal of the Farm ington High School and at present i.-? one of the leading educators of the Marshall, M. High School. He was awarded his A. B. degree of the Cape Normal several years ago. OVER 65 YEARS EXPERIENCE Trade Marks Designs -6 Copyrights Ac AtiTone n.nrtlng a krtrh and description mty qr.W'Kljr ascertain i.nr i"rnoii free w net !?r au iiiTentMiti in piohnbly imtemable. "oiiininnr. lioniiftiririlyconiidetittul. HANDBOOK on l'.tiuta sent (r. h!?3t msene? for ftecuring pal cuts. I nioiii taten through Mumi & Cu. receive TprcUl nolict, wit h'lut crtwrga. In th Scientific ftmibm. A Imnclwmiely llln.trnf'1 week'.r. Ix.rtn't i-ir-culm ion f ui.f wiffiildc Journal. IVinn. . year: fmir montiis, IL tiokl by mil newnlenier. KUNH & Co.364Bre3,,M New York nwti Office. SS F 6L. VTvablnvl'iJb iX 1- Ton 1 i IE ', ' i . -