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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, June 14, 1918, Image 4

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Writer Tells Why Bridgets Ne e
ed (Her Drainage Canal
In Connty
Parents Told Whether Infants
Are Normal Plan Nationwide
Keep Cool With The
One of Our
(Continued from Page 1.)
Pearson of the Princess Fat. Geo.
Eustace Pearson, survivor cf Cana
da's track Regiment.
Afternoon. .
The Cecilian Chorus, of concert
and -operatic artists in selections
fioni lijrht and grand opera.
The Cecilian Chorus.
Gabriel R. Maguirc, F. R. II. S.,
trattler, lecturer, explorer, lecture:
"With an Irishman Through the Jun
gles of Africa.'
Ptarl O'Ncil, Canadian reader and
entertainer. lljlfS
Clyde Wilson McCord, Inspirational
Pear (VN'eil, humorous reading?
and impersonations.
Capt. Richmond P. Hobson, hero of
thi Herri mac lecture: "America and
'be "world war."
Afternoon. .
Yierra's Royal Hawaiians, delight
ful program of Hawaiian music, by
native musicians, featuring Mr. and
T.Irs C.nnrfo V Yiorrsi. I
Yierra's Royal Hawaiians, singers
and" players in a musical offering, "A
X'igit in Hawaii."
' IJpb Seeds, humorist and philoso
pher. Lecture, "The Way It Looks
from the Road."
De Jeu, magician, and De Vito,
Dr. Roland A. Nichols, lecture,
"The Man Worth While."
' - Night.
De Jeu in feats of "Black Art."
De Vito, accordion king.
Or. Jay William Hudson, fresh
from a special mission to Europe.
Lecture, "American Ideals."
" Afternoon.
'r Navassar Orchestral Band, Ameri
ca's leading organizatfcm of young
;lady musicians.
I : Night.
Navassar Orchestral Band. Closing
concert. Band, archestral and vocal
- gems. The chautauqua's greatest mu-
sical offering.
Missouri Public
Utilities Co.
400 Broadway
(Continued from Page 1.)
memory as a result of the exposure
and was unable to recall his past.
An eirort made last night by The
Tribune to get into communication
with Clyde Rasch at Mount Vernon
failed. According to the information
received from other sources in Mount
Vernon Rasch is a laborer .
Wiseman disappeared May CO, last
year, when the boat in which he and
Reuben Hoke, another veteran fisher
man and a third man were returning
from an island north of the city,
where they had been fishing was over
turned near a government fleet an
chored on the east side of the river.
Their skiff was overturned by the
high waves. The other two saved
their lives, but Wiseman disappeared
under one of the dredge boats in the
fleet and was not seen since. The
other two men were unable to reach
the city till the morning after the
Whether he really lost his life
when the skiff overturned, or whether
he was washed back on land and
wandered about until he was found,
is problematic since the mysterious
letter has been received from Mount
Vernon. Mrs. Wiseman said she
would make every effort to determine
whether the message was a .ioke or
whether her husband was still living.
Fred Moore Volunteers in Mechanical
Branch of Service Departed
This Morning.
Fred Moore, who was employed in
the office of the Bowman Bros. Realty
Company in this city, left this morn
ing for Washington, D. C, to Writer
military service. He has been placed
in Class One A and was expecting to
be called into the service in a short
Young Moore has been visiting his
relatives in the county. Friday he
vent to Whitewater in company with
Miss Anna Baird of this city to bid
his relatives farewell before going to
the training camp. Miss Baird will
accompany hira as far as St. Louis
and return to this city.
Aid of
Says Speedy American Trans""
part Outdistanced German
Undersea Craft.
Oscar Schack .son of the weli
known West End merchant who ar
rived in France several weeks ago,
has written several letters home
about his trip over the ocean. Four
submarines were sighted by the
transport on which young Schack
made the voyage, but they were too
slow to be -dangerous.
When the first U-boat was discov
ered, Young Schack, writes, there was
quite a commotion on board the
American transport, but the speedy
vessel soon outdistanced the subma
rine. Three others were seen, but
none of them got close enough to bo
Oscar writes that he did not suffer
from sea sickness on the trip, and
that the soldiers were given the same
drill work on the ship that they had
received while in camp on land. He
is well pleased with army life and is
enjoying the beautiful scenery in
France. He has not been informed
when the Americans now arriving
over there will enter the trenches.
Bloom field Teacher Suffers Cuts and
Bruises Others Slightly :
In a collision between the Caruth-
ersville local and the Poplar Bluff
motor car south of the Frisco shops
yesterday morning several -persons
were slightly injured as they were
thrown from their seats by the im
pact. Miss Ruth Magee, a teacher of
Bloomfield. suffered several cuts
about the head and the face. She
was the most seriously injured pas
senger. . ;V
The accident occurred on the curve
south of the Frisco shops. The Ca-
ruthersville train was backing into
the passenger station, while the Pop
lar Bluff train which had the right of
way, was going south at a rapid
speed. The rear coacn of the Ca
ruthersville train was badly damaged
My baby is two years old exactly.
He is just as tall as the government
table says he ought to be 33 3-4
inches. He doesn't weigh but 24
pounds, though, and the table says
he ought to b3 3 pounds and 2 ounces
heavier. What can I do about it?
This is the sort of questions which
mothers are asking of the busy wom
en who are weighing and measuring
the children of Cape Girardeau as a
part of the nation-wide test of the
welfare of American children. The
success of the test as an aid in sav
ing the lives of 100,000 children under
five during Children's Year will be
determined by the way mothers re
spond to the challenge in this ques
tion My child is underweight; what
can I do about it?
If a young child's weight is' as
much as 2 pounds below the average
for his height this should be a warn
ing to his parents that the child's nu
trition is not normal ,according to
the Children's Bureau of the U. S.
Department of Labor. If the weight
falls markedly below the average the
Children's Bureau suggests tiat the
child be examined by a physician to
see whether some fault in hygiene or
diet or some defect or sickness is
causing the malnutrition.
In one large city where more than
82.000 children were weighed am:
measured-it has been possible to di
rect the mother to the nearest place
where she could obtain the sort of
information sh? needed as to how to
care for her child and to bring his
weight up to the average for his
At the suggestion of the Children's
Bureau the committee is urging par
ents to take children found to be un
derweight to their family physician,
to infant welfare stations, or to chil
dren's clinics for a thorough exami
nation, and. if necessary, for treat
ment. In this way the mother will re
ceive advice as to what she can do to
improve her child's health. And no
cno has so good an opportunity as
th- mother has to bring a child up
to the average
To the people of the City of .Cape
As Mayor of the City of Cape Gir
ardeau, I tjesne to direct your at
tention to the statement of the Pres
ident of the United States, designa
ting June 2S'th 111 S as War Sav
ings Day.
On Juno 28th, it is expected that
the people of the nation will assem
ble at the schools or other designated
meeting places in their respective
districts and at these meetings pledge
themselves to invest systematically
in War Savings Stamp-:. In the
words of the President, '"The great
results which we seek can be obtain
ed only by th participation of every
member of the nation, young and old.
in a national conceited thrift move
ment. I, therefore, urge that our
people everywhere pledge themselves
as suggested by the Secretary of the
Treasury, to the practice of thrift;
to serve the government to their ut
most in increasing production in all
fields, necessary to the winning of
the war; and that the people as evi
dence of their loyalty invest all that
thev can save in War Paving Stamps
." It behooves every citizen of
this community to comply with the
President's request as outlined above
and I do hereby urge that the peo
ple of this city set aside June 28th,
1018, as War Savings Day and cn
that day assemble and consider their
obligation to the government and
pledge their loyal suppoit in the
prosecution of the war by subscrib
ing for War Savings Stamps ac
cording to their means.
In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand this 15th day of
June, A. D., 1018
This is to certify that in compli
ance with instructions issupd from
this office, the Missouri Public Utili
ties Company has removed the intake
for the water supply of this city from
the mouth of the slough just north
of Sloan Creek, and has extended the
pipe into the river a sufficient dis
tance to pump fresh running water
into its reservoirs.
For Infant and Children.
The Kind You Have Aiways Bought
Bears the
(51 pitare of
Registered Men Must Aban
don Non-essential Em
ploynfent July 1
Edict Effects Men fa Classes
Two, Three And Four
Of Draft
The order issued recently by th'.
War Department requiring all me:i
; registered under the draft act to en-
! gage in some productive business, it
j was staled yesterday by the members
of the local board, will aid consider
ably in remedying the shortage of
farm labor which ha; threatened to
t-become a great menace to the har
vesting of the crops. Inasmuc as
many will be compelled to chang-'
their occupation under this order, and
farming is the greatest producing
business in this county, it is believed
by the members of the local board
j that many will go to the farms and
j hcip bring in the crops.
J According to th-j instructions r.
j ceived yesterday by the local boaia
jfrom the War Department all men
! who have been placed in Classes Two,
' Three and Four, must seek some cm
j ployment by which they become pro
'duting agents after July 1. Thoe
j in Class One will not be effected by
i the order, Blucher Sperling, secretary
of the board, said for the reason that
tr.ey will soon be called to the army.
Should a registered man fail to
comply with the War Department's
"go to work" order, he will be sum
moned ibefore the local board an 1
show cause why he should not be re
classified and placed in Class On ',
subu'cc to immediate military scrvico.
Producing employment, the board
members in Jackson explained, in
cludes all branches of the business
woiid, in which material is manufac
tured needed by the government in
the conduct of tin1 war, such
farming, employment in the shoe fac
tory, saw mills, whielT have govern
ment contracts, flour mills and -powder
mills engaged in making muni
tions for the government.
Numerous requests have been re
ceived by County Farm Adviser Sftji
Babcock from farmcis who are shor'.
of help. Their crops, they say. wi.l
go to wate in the fields if they can
not secure farm hands within the
next few days when t ii cutting of
wheat wiil bn staited. Owing to th;?
increased price offered for wheat the
wheat acreage ia the Stale has be'-n
greatly increased, and as h natural
consequence more help will be '
quired to harvest the whait crop.
Thi following instructions were re
ceived ytbteiiiay by the local board
showing the occupation- which haw
been termed non-productive by th-
War Department:
Serving of food or drink, or either,
in public places, including hotels an I
social clubs.
Passmgcr elevator operators and
attendants, and door mm, footmen,
carriage openers t-nd ether attend
ants in clubs, hotels, stores, apart
ment houses, ofllce buildings ami both
Ushers and other attendants en
gaged and occupied in connection
with games, sports and amusements,
excepting actual performers in legiti
mate concerts, operas or theatrical
Performers employed and occupied
in domestic service.
Sales clerks and other clerks em
ployed rn sto2es and other mercan
tile establishments.
The following conditions are to be
recognized by the beard as legitimate
excuses, the board using common
sense and judgment in all cases:
Reasonable vacation.
Lack of reasonable opportunity for
employment outside of occupations
above enumerated.
Temporary absence from regular
employment not to exceed one week,
unless such absence is habitual and
Compelling domestic circumstances
that would not permit change of em
ployment without disproportionate
hardship to dependants of registrant,
or where change from non-productive
to productive occupation would ne
cessitate removal from place of resi
dence. No. 606-
Thij ia a prescription prcpercd ejpecitllj
Five or e:x dotes will break ony case, scab
li talien iseii sa a iccic tnc tever vr.w nc
t r.c'
acts ca the liver better thac
faioucl -ii docs nst ;i2e c: liciea.
To the Editor of the Tribune.
A glance at a map cf the lowland
region of Southeast Missouri will I
make plain to anyone that the north
ern part is a region bounded on the
north by the Qzark Hills, on the east
by the Mississippi River, on the
south by the Cat railroad from Cairo
to Poplar Bluff, and on the west by
the Ozavks.
A further examination of this re- j
gion will show that Cape Girardeau
is situated at the northeristm cnr. i
ner of this region, Cairo at the
southeastern corner of it, Poplar,
BluHf at the southwestern corner of
it, and Dexter, Sikeston and Charles
ton on the southern border of it.
Ti-.is irregular shapsi region is
about 40 miles f 10:11 north f sniiih !
1 1 e i j.
and () miles fiom oast to west. It
contains an area of approximately
200 square miles and includes some
of the richest farming land to be
found anywhere on the globe. Some
of this land is already under cultiva
tion and is producing splendid crops
of wheat, corn, alfalfa, clover, water
melons, all kinds of garden stuffs and
much fruit.
.Much of this region is just about j War Savings Certificates has been
to be made available for tillage by j st.t afc (JOO.CGO, of which! sum approx
drainage. When all this drainage; imaleIy $245,000 has already been
work is completed, and the land is : Mr Carter stuteJ last niKht.
ma le ready for tillage there will.be I The preater portion of this sum was
added to the trade territory of the ! subst.ribcj aTuI contributed during the
distributing center which connects up j t.ampaiKn held in the county more
w.th this region in the most complete j than a month aRO
way a veritable ernp.re of crop wealth j Sovoral niass meetings were held
ar.d future productivity. ,;K, city am, a,,0 in t;1(? ,.ounty, one
A closer study of the map of this j . - 'm ity , whk.h was ati
region will show that Cape Girardeau
1 is located so as to be the natural mar-
ke for much ot tnis splendid land.
Cape Girardeau is accessible in ls -
tar.ee and topographical features of
the land to a considerable portion of
Scott and Stoddard
Counties, and
through these countries, to-h part of j twenty-eighth.
XVw Madrid County. 1 Mi,.Vol,ri YAn twenty-eighth
The people of these sections want j liilon.r the stat,.s in subscriptions to
tf. come to Cape Girardeau as their hv w:iJ. sav;n,s stamps and Festus
market. Many of them have beenj , V;.uiej ,ii,ecior for the state, is
accustomed to doing so for years and J niakirc an efTort to place the state in
others in adjacent regions would like j a ,,tte.. position. Its quota is $71,
to do so if roads and bridge facilities j .a.uOO and bat 20.000,000 has been
were better. taken
The question which our people Lyman Donlm, secretarv man
must answer immediately is. "Will j a.r 0f tnc Missouri Federation of
. Capo Girardeau cut itself olF from
tivs splendidly rich region and thus
turn this trade to Sikeston, Charles-
ton .Dexter, Pordar IilufT. Cairo and
oth-.- towns, or wi'.i Cape Girardeau
join itself to this region and increase
ii. wealth by serving as a iistribut-
irg center for much of this ne w ter-
ritory which is being opened up fr
firming bv drain;. civ and clearing?
This altcrr.alive question will be
answer, d in a way that will be to t he
mutual a lvaniag: if ( ape Girardeau
and this rich region if Cape Girar
dr:i'i builds a l.-ermanrnl bridge
across the mai". diversion channel a
mile or two beh w the- southern lim-
its of the cit- and one at Womeyer.
Jt won't do to say that these bridg-;
es should be built by the county or.0f fis p-r cent, ha:
,that temporary bridges v.ili avail for! The next highest
the present. Who should build these;. -,7 p(.r cent raised by Pike County,
bridges? What new territory will be j which has a quota of 431,000 and
opened to Cape Girardeau by thre collections of $257,677.
bridges? Who is going to be most j The quota mentioned, $71,000,000,
benefited by these bridges ? Is the j is to be raised durirg l'JIS and as the
cost of the bridges prohibitive? Are j year js about half gone the director
all pertinent questions and will be,' f the movement feels that at least
discussed later.
Chicago, June 12. The arrest otj The three held on a charge of ex
three members of labor unions today j tortion are Cornelius Shea, known as
was declared to have revealed a : "Con" Shea, who was a leader in the
scheme by which Chicago business j teamsters' strike here several years
men have been mulcted out of ap- j ago; Koy Tagney and Frank Pope.
A 25c Box of
We could not affon? to make thi j remarkable offer if we did not ha'-t
an exceptionally pure and smooth powder with u delightful odor that i:
ture to please even those who have always vsed more expensive powders.
CcccotoH Co., New York, X. Y.
Dear Sirs:
Your Cocotor.c Face Powder is
just wonderful. I have used niar.y
French powders' for which I paid 50
cents and $1.00 for powders that
were not as good. Kindly send ma
"two boxes of Flefh by return fnail for
the 50c enclosed.
Yours truly,
Miis Sadie London.
Drive To Fill $600,660 Quota
For Cape Girardeau
Missouri Ranks Twenty-Eighth
Among States Southeast
Far Behind.
The campaign to fill Cape Girar-
leaa County's quota of War Saving
Stamps will be reopened June 22,
with several meetings in the northern
section of the county, Sam Carter,
chairman of the War Savings Com
mittee for the county, announced yes-
j terdav evening. Two meetings on
j that lla ' one at Friedheim, and the
j other at Shawneetown, have already
j been arranged by the committee in
of th( ,.nnin:Vn. others will
j be announced in a few days together
with a complete schedule of all meet
I ings in the various parts of the coun
!ty. ! Cane Girardeau County's ouota of
j Pressed by Postmaster Colin Selph
J am, olher notcd mon of the State.
I simIlar meetings will be held again
j during the renewed drive which will
j be continued till June 28, the day
: Hrotlaimed bv President Wilson as
)....,..: .1.... Missouri ranks
Commercial Clubs, has been "bor-
t.AX p for a trjp aioUnd the state to
..fe jf tnu lagging counties cannot be
in(jut.ed to improve their percentage,
t tie bottom of the list is Kipiey
( ounty with a quota of $201,000, of
v.h:ch only $12.1."0, or I per cent, has
j i,oe subscribed. New Madrid Coun-
1 ty ;s 5,, practically the same class
with fts ouota of SOO'JGa and sub-
sciiptions of $24,000. Wayne County
quota is So0:i,fi20 and $20,000 has
he "ii collected, about 6 per cent. Don
lin left last night on the boat for
Xr'.v Madrid ami will visit the coun-
; ties mentioned and several others to
i s, e what can be done,
j Scott county leads all others. Its
,a,1)ta ;s $-,S2,i00. of which $40000,
is been subscribed.
percentage is the
half of the amount should be sub
scribed by this time.
proximately $50,000 in the past few
! months.
Cocotonc Co., Atlanta, Ga.
I have never used Cocotor.tr
Face Powder but if you will str.d
me a 25c box free will bz pleased
to try it. I enclose 13 cents in
stamps to cover cost of mailing,
packing, etc.
Agents Wanted.

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