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District Board Overrules
Local Body, which Placed
Z Him in Class 1, A.
Official Said lie Was Needed at
Home to Till Farm He And
Brothers Own.
Ernest Caldwell, County Assessor,
will not give up his position and go
to war for the present, it was an
nounced last night. Sheriff Hutson,
chairman of the County Board, re
ceded notice yesterday that the dis
trict board had overruled the local
body and had placed Caldwell in Class
1. He had been placed in Calss 1 A
by the local board.
In his affidavits, asking "the District
Hoard to overrule the county board,
Mr: Caldwell stated that . he was
needed at home to take care of a
farm jointly owned by him and his
brothers. The district board gave
hiru the deferred classification on the
grounds that he was an expert farm
er. .
Mr. Caldwell, being within the
draft age, registered in June, 1917,
but a placed in Class 4. This
class'iicatioti was made by the board
under the belief that a county official
was entitled to a deferred place.
An order from Jefferson City, a few
weeks ago, ordered that Caldwell be
transferred to a different classifica
tion, because he was without depend
ents. It was held that only officials
holding positions that cannot be filled
by appointment by the Governor are
entitled to deferred classification.
The local board, therefore, reopen
ed his case and placed hi min Class
One A. Mr. Caldwell charged that
his poitical enemies were responsible
for the order from Jefferson City. His
uncle, J. 1'. Caldwell, charged that
the local board was unfair.
Mr. Caldwel, the assessor, there
upon appealed to the district board
for a new classification on agricul
tural grounds, and was again reclas
sified. His friends consider the rul
ing of the district board as a distinct
victory for the assessor.
Those Who Enlist May Farm "i
til Called Into Active
St. Louis, Mo., June 22 The priv
ilege: of enlisting in the Navy and be
ing put on the waiting list until call
id to active service is the latest in
ducement offered by the Navy to men
who are working on farms or who
are awaiting call to service in the
draft army because they feel that
they must spend all te lime possible
at thi-ir present work. Draft boards
must give all registered men releases
if they are not in the current quota.
The Navy is now accepting and
enlisting men for various branches of
the service at the recruiting station
for the Missouri District, Seventh and
Chestnut Streets, St. Louis, and send
ing the men back home to await a
call to report for active duty. The
intent of this order is to give men
working on farms an opportunity to
enlist in a volunteer branch of the
service and then return to their work
on an indefinite leave.
Any man enlisting at this time who
is put on the waiting list is exempt
from the draft, or to be more exact
is placed in Class 5 as being in the
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Provost Marshal Issues Order for
Classification 0 New Regis
tration Class
Washington, June 15. Marriage
since the enactment of the selective
draft law no longer will be accepted
, 't
as cause for exemption from military
service, except in the cases of men
who have become of age since June 5,
1917, who may be exempted if they
married before January 15, 1918, the
date on which the joint resolution was
introduced in Congress.
Drastic amendments to the draft
regulations were announced tonight
by Prcvost Marshal General Crowder.
under which local boards are requir
ed to reclassify all cases involving
such marriages. Dependency claims
on atccur.l of children of such mar
riages will be i'llowed when children
are born or unborn before June 9,
Following is an order sent to all
state draft executives:
"Please promulgate at once to local
boards the following important
amendments to the selective. serviced
"Rule 5, section 72, S. S. R. is
amended to read as follows:
"Rule 5 (a). The fact of depend
ency resulting from the marriage of
a registrant who has become 21 years j
of age since June 5, 1917, and whj
has married since the date of the
introduction of the joint resolution in
Congress requiring his registration,
to-wit, January 15, 1918, will be dis
regarded as a ground for deferred
(b) If a registrant who has attain
ed the age of 21 since June 5, 1917,
and who has contracted marriage
subsequent to the date of the enact
ment of the selective service law, to
wit, May 18, 1918, but on or prior to
January 15, 1918, claims deferred
classification on the ground of depen
dency resulting from h,:s marriage
wil lbe disregarded as a ground for
deferred classification, unless the de
pendent in a child df the marriage,
born or unborn on on prior to June
9, 1918, in which case a registrant
upon satisfactory proof being made,
shall be classified in class 2.
(c) If a registrant, other than one
who has attained the age of 21 ysars
since June 5, 1917, who has contract
ed marriage since May 18. 1917.
claims deferred classification on the
g: .und of dependency resulting from
1 marriage will be disregarded as a
und for deferred classification un-
.s the dependent is a child of the
arriage born or unborn on or be
fore June 9, 1918, in which case such
a registrant upon satisfactory proof
being made shall be placed in class 2.
(d) Nothing contained in this
amendment to rule 5 shall be con
strued as requiring the transfer to
class 2 of any registrant who has
been finally classified in class 1 on the
affirmative finding that his marriage
since May 18, 1917, was made with
the primary view of evading military
Naval service of the United States.
Lieut. F. M. Willson, officer in
charge, said that the order to put
men on the waiting list was the best
news the boys in the rural districts
have had. "It must not be considered
that the Navy has more men now
than they can use," he said. "The
situation demands all the enlistments
possible, and this ruling has for its
primary object the enlistment of men
who want to volunteer but who feel
that they should do all the work for
which there is need before they are
called. The Navy offers these con
scientious workers the opportunity to
get in a choice branch of the service
and then go back home to finish their
work. We expect the rural districts
to furnish a great number of men un
der this new ruling."
Cocotone Co., Atlanta, Ga.
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Face Powder but if you will j send
me a 25c box free will be pleased
to try it. I enclose 15 cents in
stamps to cover cost of mailing,
packing, etc.
A genU Wanted.
Not One Precinct In Town
ship Gave Issue A
Two Polls Closed Before Fixed
Time, Road Commission
Chairman Sajs.
The $200,000 bond issue voted on
in Cane Girardeau Township yester
day was defeated by an overwhelm
ing majority, the vote being 500 for
and 899 against the proposition. Not
one precinct of the five made a favor
able return at thJ closing of the
polls. In the first precinct 105 votes
were counted for and 109 against the
bond issue. This was the only pre
cinct in which the proposition was
met with a resemblance of favor.
The heaviest vote was polled
against the bonds in the Pecan Grove
precinct, where Louis Houck, the
chief opponent, resides. Only four
votes were counted for the bonds in
this precinct, while 68 were cost
against it. Six ballots were thrown
out, being declared illegal. The vote
by precincts was as follows:
For Against
First Precinct 104 109
Second Precinct 163 282
Third Precinct 195 375
Fourth Precinct 34 65
Pecan Grove 4' 63
Total 500 899
In th? second, third and fourth pre
cincts the vote was nearly 2 to 1
against the bonds. Those opposed
to the bonds did not vote till late in
the afternoon. It was said that dur
ing the late afternoon hours about
one-half of the total vote cast was
registered. Up till 4 o'clock a big
majority had been cast for the bond
issue in the first precinct, but more
than three-fourths of the votes polled
after that hour in the first precinct
were said to be against the bonds.
In the fourth and first precincts the
road commissioners of the township
stated the polls were closed too early.
According to the statute the polls
were to be opened from sun rise till
sun set. M. E. Leming, chairman of
trv? special road commission, stated
the polls should have been kept open
till 8:17, the hour of sunset.
The members of the special road
commission of the township met at
the office of the chairman yesterday
evening to receive the vote. Follow
ing the meeting, 51 r. Leming de
clared he believed a bond issue for
the entire county should be brought
before the people.
"In view of the fact," he said,
that so many who opposed the town
ship bonds declared themselves in fa
vor of a county bond issue, I believe
the matter of raising money for the
purpose of building the bridges
across the drainage ditches should be
decided by the voters of the entire
"The bridges must be built by the
county, the Supreme Court decided,
and the only way we can raise money
enough to erect bridges that will keep
the county roads open for traffic is
by a bond issue.
"If, however, the people refuse to
vote favorably on the county bond is
sue, then I am in favor of temporary
bridges. If we have to expend every
cent that is paid into the special road
fund for the building of temporary
bridges, that will be washed out after
every heavy rain, then the property
owners and voters will realize the ne
cessity of a bond issue."
Some of the opponents to the bond
issue declared the sum asked by the
special road ccfenmission was too
large, and they would vote for the
bridge bonds provided a smaller sum
would be asked. Whether another
election in the township Will be held
is unlikely at this time.
The special road commissioners of
the township declared last night they
would probably ask the county court
to call a special election over the en
tire county, but this matter would be
discussed at a meeting in the near
It was generally agreed that the
defeat was due to the ineffective cam
paign made by the promoters. Albert
M. Spradling, who " made speeches
for the, issue for several weeks, said
last night that the promoters ' were
responsobje J or the bond issue's de
feat. "It was the poorest campaign
I ever heard of," he said.
Harry K. Alexander, who was one
of the original boosters for the pro
ject,. sajJ the result was no surprise
to him "Everyttiir.g was done that
82 White Men To Leave In
Two Eqnal Contingents
Next Month.
Mobilization of Three July
Quota? For Cape County
Begins July 9.
Three contingent of draft men of
this county will leave for the training
camps between July 5 and July 20.
The local board yesterday fleceived
instructions to get the men jready
for these calls. The contingents will
be composed of both white and col
ored draftees, the first two calls be
ing exclusively white men and the
third colored draft men.
No definite date for the sending of
the men was given in the orders re
ceived yesterday by the local board.
The first call, the order states, will
be mobilized between July 5 and July
9, the second call between July 15
and July 19, and the last call will be
made between July 16 and 20.
The first two contingents will be
composed of 41 men each, and the
third will be made up of eight colored
men. The latter will be sent to
Camp Funston, Kans., while both
contingents of white men will be or
dered to Jefferson Barracks, near St.
Louis. The exact date on which each
contingent will be ordered to the
training camps will be issued by the
adjutant general of the State.
These three contingents do not in
clude the county's quota for the late
July dralt call, which was issued by
Provost Marshal Crowder at Wash
ington Tuesday evening. Missouri
has been allotted 21,000 on the latest
call. It is estimated that the coun
ty's quota for the last July call which
will be made after July 22. will be far
above 100 men.
Illucher Sperling, secretary of the
local board, stated yesterday evening
that these July calls would complete
ly exhaust Class One A of this coun
ty, from which all men have been
drafted during the past in order to
fill the county's quota on each draft
call. In all certainty the young mar
ried men who have been ordered re
classified will be included in these
July calls.
Because of the absence of Dr. G.
W. Vinyard, the examining member
of the local board, the reclassification
of the men registered in 1917 will not
be started till the latter part of this
week. It is estimated by the local
board that the reclassification will
add at least 70 or 80 men to Class
One A ,thus furnishing a sufficient
number of men to fill the county's
quota for the four July calls.
Tomorrow a contingent of 58 draft
men will leave for Camp Pike, Ark.
These men have been ordered to re
port at Jackson at 4 o'clock this aft
ernoon. Those living near the county
seat, or who can return home without
difficulty will be permitted to go
home, but must report Friday morn
ing at 8 o'clock. This contingent is
the first of this county to be sent to
a southern training camp.
When disease gets into the kidneys
it is just a scertain to take a person
off as leprosy, unless it ischecked be
fore it goes too far. If people just
knew the danger that lurked in dis
eases of these delicate organs they
would be as careful of them as they
are of their eyes. People who have
sound kidneys should know how to
protect and take care of them. Kid
neco is a sure remedy for treating
kidney diseases because it removes
the poisons that collect in the blood
through the inactive kidneys.
Just go to any drag store and get
about a dozen Kidneco Tablets. They
are inexpensive and will relieve your
kidney trouble, quickly. Mailed by
the Kidneco Cc Boston, Mass.
should not have been done and noth
ing done that was expected," he said.
"The whole trouble was that the peo
ple did not have any definite' informa
tion. Many of them called 'on me for
information about the actual cost of
the bridges that I was not able to
furnish because it was not to be had.
I am sorry that it failed because it
leaves Cape Girardeau seriously
Slayer Surrenders to Police
Says He Acted in Self
Defense, Poplar Bluff, Mo., June 21. The
police are still investigating the cir
cumstances of the killing of Fred
Cooper, a waiter at the Southern
Hotel here, who, according to the po
lice was shot and killed by Milton
Davis, who surrendered after the
killing. Although the place was
crowded at the time. of the shooting,
nobody was found who could give an
account of what caused the killing.
According to the police, Davis con1
fessed he shot Cooper in se'f-defense
but would make no other statement.
According to some witnesses about
five shots were fired. A gun which
is said to be the property of the slain
man, was found in an adjoining room
the police say.
The shooting happened Wednesday
evening about 8:C0 o'clock in the
Southern Hotel building.
Mrs. Robert Masterson Suffers
Concussion ol Brain in Leap
ing From Car
Mrs. Robert Masterson, wife of 'the
well known farmer living near Jack
son, was severely injured early yes
terday morning when she was thrown
from the automobile near the farm of
James McDonald on the Cape-Jackson
road. She was rendered uncon
scious, ami remained in that condition
several hours. She suffered a con
cussion of the brain and several cuts
on her head.
The accident occurred between the
farms of Jerry Hitt and James Mc
Donald about 2 o'clock yesterday
morning. The machine in which Mrs.
Masterson and her daughters were
returning home from the Cape began
to roll clown the incline when the
breaks refused to work.
Miss" Lorene Masterson, who was
driving the car, brought the machine
to a stop, but in her excitement Mrs.
Masterson leaped from the machine
striking her head on the road. She
was rendered unconscious. An auto
mobile party returning 'to Jackson
from the Cape assisted in carrying
the injured woman to the home of
Jerry Hitt, where she received first
ai l. She was then .taken home.
Mrs. Masterson had driven to the
Cape during the afternoon accompa
nied by her daughter, Lorene, to meet
her daughter, Mrs. Burge, who with
her three children had arrived during
the afternoon from Centralia, 111., to
spend a visit at the Masterson home.
From the Cap? the party drove to
111 mo to moet Mrs. Masterson's son,
who was delayed however on account
of a wreck. For that reason they did
not return home till early yesterday
The physician who treated Mrs.
Masterson stated yesterday that her
condition was not serious, although
the injury was very painful. He be
lieved she would recover in a few
Three Cape Boys Are Among
KccruilsOn Special Draft
Six young men who volunteered for
the special call for mechanical work
in the army will be sent Saturday
morning to St. Louis by the local
board in Jackson to begin their train
ing for military service. Three have
been ordered to report to the Board
of Education in St. Louis and the
other three will be sent to Washing
ton University.
The following six recruits, among
them three youths from Cape Girar
deau, will leave Saturday morning at
8 o'clock: Ernest H. Neumcyer, a
business college student; Walter A.
Bohnsack and Herbert E. David, all
of Cape Girardeau; James R. Byrd,
of Oak Ridge; Manning O. Davis and
Wesley A. Deneke, of Jackson.
The applicants for this special call
on which the entire State was allot
ted 785 men, were required to be
graduates of a grammar or a high
school and were also expected to have
some experience in mechanical work.
The local board received its in
structions on the special call yester
day morning and immediately th2
men for the special call were select
ed from the list of applicants that
had filed, when the board issued a
call for volunteers for this special
call. - ..
Answer Your
Telephone Promptly
A Courtesy expected by every one is that his
telephone call be answered promptly.
To allow your telephone bell to ring fonger
than necessary, not only keeps the calling party
waiting but it results in unsatisfactory service
both to you and to him.
Jf the telephone is not answered within a
reasonable length of time a "don't answer" report
is given by the operator.
You expect prompt answers when you call.
Do you answer promptly.
Cape Girardeau Bell
Telephone Co.
-.-if-n.tfir)ririrtFirirtfi.riprir'iriPtr irifir.
Notice is hereby given to all regis
trants that the lawyers of Cape Gi
rardeau County will meet them in
Cape Girardeau and Jackson on Sat
urday, June 29th, and Monday, July
1st, for the purpose of assisting them
in filling out and making return to
their questionnaires. On Saturday,
June 29th, the following lawyers
will be in the court room of the Cape
Girardeau Court of Common Pleas,
to-wit: 9
R. I. Oliver, Moses Whybark, J.
A. Barks, Lee L. Bowman, Frank
Kelly, Julicn Millar and John I. Sam
ple. On Monday, July 1st, the following
lawyers will be in the court room of
the Cape Girardeau Court of Common
Pleas, to-wit:
B. C. Hardest-, Edward Drum, R
B. Oliver, Jr., Angclo Dempsey, Rush
Limbaugh, R. H. Whitelaw and Har
ry Alexaador.
On Saturday, June 2Jth, the follow
ing lawyers will be in the Circuit
Court room at Jackson, to-wit:
T. D. Hines, John A. Snider, Ed
ward D. Hays, Giboney Houck, Rus
sell I. Dearmont and Albert M.
On Monday, July 1st, the following
lawyers will be in the Circuit Court
room at Jackson, to-wit:
Wilson Cramer, D. D". Hays. J. W.
Roberts, J. Henry Carathers, O. A.
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You enjoy it at restaurants end other places
so will the family and your guesta out at
the house.
Bcvo is. the all-year-'round soft drink for
everybody between meals and at tabic. Most
appetizing with coid cuts of meat, chafing dish
dainties, sea food and other light repasts. Milk
or water may contain bscteria: Bevo never
does. Approved for use by the Government
and immensely popular in cantonments, on
men-o'-war and with the American public,
because it is pure and healthful.
Order by the case. Families supplied
by grocers, druggists or dealers.
Manufactured and bottled cxcliuivcly by
Anheuser-Busch - St. Louis
'hpc Bottling" Yvcr!:?;
Knehans and Allen L. Oliver.
The registrant cas attend either at
Jackson or Cape Girardeau, as is
most convenient to him, but he must
come on one or the other of those
days. No fee or charge will be made
by any lawyer for assisting in this
work. You can come as early as 8
o'clock in the morning and remain
until six o'clock in the evening.
Bring your questionnaires with you
and if you have any one dependent
upon you and you expect to set such
dependents as a cause for deferred
service have such dependent attend
wit hyou that your questionnaire may
be finished at once.
Chairman Legal Advisory Board.
Secretary Legal Advisory Board.
The Hagu- .lui-e '22. - A !t.. U,a:
just returned om t!:e Kruvp ivci y
at Essen, det '.;ng tivr sma''l-i-x
outbreak thjere, said he had beva un
able to work since last Sunday on
account of illness, and that as soon
as he ceased work his food stopped.
He received no food since last Sun
day except slices of bread given him
by fellow countrymen working at
Krupp's. He declared that German
food today consisted of boiled carrots
and mangel wurzel.
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