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fee w: ALL THE WHILE IT IS NEWS. THECAPE COUNTY HERALD , CAPE GiRAHDEAUrMISSOURI AUGUST 22 1918 NUMBER 3b NN K MM "! yOL:XVII 56 DISTRICTS INllCE SUITS WILL COUNTYSHORTON SAVINGS STAMPS mmmmmmummmm Chairman O'Brein Makes Appeal To PeopleTo Buy On Pershing Day ONLY 24 DISTRICTS ABE OVER THE TOP "Failure To Bay Qaota Will Be Humiliating." Chairman Tells People. Fifty-six school districts in Cape Girardeau have failed to reach their quota in the sale of War Savings Stamps, according to William A. O'Brien, chairman of the campaign committee in this county. Twenty four districts have gone over the top, and the Government is very anxious that the people of Cape Girardeau come up to expectations. Next Monday has been set aside in Missouri as "Pershing Day," named in honor of General Pershing, the famous Missourian who is now lead ing the American troops in France. A supreme effort will be made by the War Savings Committee to bring Cape Girardeau up to its quota. Chairman O'Brien's statement is sued last night follows: Mr. Festus J. Wade, the state dir ector for the War Savings Stamp Campaign, desires to utilize Monday August 26, Pershing Day, for the purpose of stimulating the sale of War Saving Stamps and, if possible, put the state "over the top." "This is particularly pertinent in Cape Girardeau County as, of the eighty school districts, there are, to date, but twenty-four that have sold their quota; which is not a very pro mising showing, and, while we are not in a position to give any definite statement cs to the total sales, owing to some confusion in the: records, be cause of Mr. Neely's death, we know, however, that to put thLs county in the 1007r column will reJuire the un stinted support and co-operation of each one in the county. On June 21 a meeting was held at Jackson and was attended by all of the nun assigned as managers of the campaign in each school district. At that time these managers pledged themselves individually to sell the quota alloted to their district and it is expected of each one that he will make good that pledge. It must be done. "The records at hand indicate that the City of Cape Girardeau has come nearer reaching its qouta than the re mainder of the county. "Cards have been sent to the mana gers of sales in each school district with instructions to organize their teams and make a thorough canvass of the districts. "It will be extremely humiliating to each and all of the citizens of this county should we fail to meet our quota and thus be delinquent in sup porting our government in the prose cution of war.' The following school districts have failed to seW their qouta: Districts No. 5 Appleton, No. 6 Apple Creek Valley, No. 10 C rites ville, No. 12 Goschen, No. 20 Leemon, No. 22 Horrell, No. 23 Schoenebeck, No. 24 Clippard. No. 25 Fullbrighth, No. 26 Old Salem, No. 29 Niswonger, No. 31 Rieman, No. 33 Big Springs, No. 34 Roberts, No. 35 McFarren, No. 36 Dogwood, No. 37 Clover Hill, No. 39 Egypt Mills, No. 4 Brooks, No. 41 Kocher, No. 43 Williams, No. 45 Cane Creek, tfo. 47 Stroder, REHEARD TODAY IN POUCEXOURT Martin Dietrich Says He Will Submit New Ordi nance To The People CHARGED WITH NOT GIVING FULL WEIGHT Failed To Weigh Ice, Police Say, But He Charges Others Do Likewise. The trial of Martin and Ben Die trich, of the Blue Ribbon Ice Com pany, and Walter Sands, driver for the company, charged with selling ice at retail without weighing it, will take place before Police Judge J. G. Miller at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The defendants have retained the service of H. E. Alexander for their defense. The city will be represent ed by its attorney Edward L. Drum. Sands said yesterday that he weighed the chunk of ice he was de livering to the Dr. Rosenthal home on Broadway, which he was . charged with not weighing, at. the last placf he sold ice before reaching Rosen thals. He only intended to charge 8 cents for the cake, which weighed 16 pounds, he said. Sands said the scales were on the side of the wag on in the accustomed place and were covered with a gunny sack some times in the delivery of ice. The tongs weigh one pound, he stated. The de fense will be along these lines. Martin Dietrich said yesterday he thought he was being discriminated against. Colored children on the north side are selling ice from small toy wagons, Dietrich said, and the people are glad to get it but the ice is not being weighed. A man in the west side is selling some ice and is not weighing it he said. Ben Dietrich said yesterday after noon he may get his attorney to draw up a petition to have the ice ordinance, submitted to the voters ..under, he.qre-. ferendum law.. Under, commisr, sion form of government.. t,he people have a right to pass on any law, made by the city council, if the required number signs the petition calling for the election. HUGO WILDER IS' ON A SUBMARINE Son Of Late Clergyman Has Been Promoted To Ensign Coming Home. Arthur Kempe received a telegram from Hugo Wilder who is at a naval training station at Norfolk, Va., sta ting that he would arrive at home today or early Friday morning. The telegram also said that he had re ceived a commission as Ensign in the navy. Ensign Wilder is a son of the lale Rev. Wilder, former pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. lhe Ensign is serving on a submarine, it is report ed. No. 48 Gravel Hill, No. 49 Burfordsville, ,No. 50 Sand Ridge, No. 51 Juden, No. 52 Kage, No. 54' Poplar Grove, No. 55 Tilsit, No. 56 Helderman, No. 57 Hickory Grove, No. 58 Crump, No. 59 Poplar Ridge, No. 60 Liberty, No. 62 Campster, No. 64 Rock Levee, No. 71 Dutchtown, No. 72 Pecan Grove, No. 73 Blonieyer, No. 75 Collins-Moore, No. 77 Delta, No. 78 Randies. Patriots Over Here J ni in $71 )tm&JMAL PD-WITH-0UT5 AH I . I rmH'vrim& j - L I. (Copyright) "" ' '' " '" Gapt,' E. H. Gv Wilson Tells ,Ot : tight Cape Girardeau Army Physician, Now In the South, Praises Hospitality Of Food Served By Uncle Camp Sevier, Greenville, N. C, Aug. 18, 1918. To the Editor of The Tribune: Recently I wrote you a little note as per request and having changed locations, I will try and give you a few points on this place. This camp is located at the foot of the moun tains and we see hills all around us; somewhat similiar in that respect to Fort Riley. The climate is better and the people we come in contact with possess that peculiar charac teristic hospitality as shown by the Southern people. , The question of prime importance at. his, place . Js: , Can ; we do, anything , tx .help . you, get comfortably located ?m We, , arrived hepe. Wednesday afternoon, but .j.as quarters. .were pot yet.fjxcdup for. us. we were requested to go. to. town and report the next morning at nine o' clock. i After leaving Fort Riley I was greatly impressed with the extreme loss of corn, due to being burned up by the awful heat. This was ob served all thrugh Kansas. Early served all through Kansas. Early phis and while traveling enroute to Birmingham we noticed some of the corn destroyed and a little cotton also in bad shape, further east from Bir mingham the cotton and corn looks fine. At Birmingham we were to change cars from The rrisco to xne oouinr em. Ladies representing the Red Cross and The Order of Eastern Star niet the trains and all men in uniform were handed postal cards with the request to write home or any place else and they would be glad to mail the cards for us. They cheered us as we passed from one train to another. Another peculiarity the little chil dren just able to walk are taught to salute and they know the insignia of the lieutenants, captains and ma.'ors father had in his arms his three vear oJd son who saluted and said Good Morning Captain.". A little while later along came a major and the little fellow standing by the side of his father saluted and addressed the officer as before excepting he said major. We also met small girls who would salute and .smile just after they received the response. Now I have a little' clipping which may be of inter est, showing medical science is advan rintr. This was taken from "The Piedmont." Greenville. S. Carolina under date of 14th. "Science is making war much more safe so far as disease is concerned In old days more men died from disease than from battle. Science has now cut down deaths by disease Against Disease The People And The Uood Sam To Soldiers. to a point where they are almost id entical with deaths in battle. Figures collected by the statistical branch of the War Deparfcmentshow that during the first ten months oi our participation in the war there was an exact parity between battle mor tality and disease mortality in the armyabToad. During the Spanish war the deaths by disease were five againsts one death in battfe. During the Civil war the proportion was 65 deaths by disease to 33 in battle, and during the Mexican war there were . 110 deaths by disease to 15 in battle. - .Camp sanitation has been the big achievement, but the large problem ; now being worked on is trench sani tation. Lico are a more terrible en emy than the Germans, not because they make the victim uncomfortable, luvaiica tViow r-nnvpv fever and disease. j Gen. Gorgas has just encountered! some experiments made possible "by the voluntary services of 60 U. S. pri vates, who offered themselves to be bitten by lice and subjected to other treatment to determine whether the lice are carriers of what is known as trench fever. Many of the men were made des perately ill and a few died, but the information was secured and the the ory verified that the lice are in fact carriers of disease. Now one of the problems of the trenches is to keep we'.l-bathed in kerosene and other anti-iice ointments." It may be of interest to give an idea of "our feed" today. We had dinner with the soldiers of Company Six and our "mess" as they call it consisted of fried chicken, green peas, mashed potatoes, cooked tomatoes, ice cream, cake and lemonade; all pre pared in"A Number One Shape." Of course, this is Sunday and hence something special was 'in store. I just learned Friday afternoon that our friend and fellow-towns man, Dr. Fletcher D. Rhodes, is the Chief of the Dental Staff at this place; but being about miles from me, I have not had the opportunity . of seeing him and after working hours he goes to his home in Greenville. I believe this is all I have to of fer at this time but in the course of a short time another great measure will be put before the public as a measure to prevent disease such as I wrote you along typhoid and yellow fever. Yours truly, Capt E. H. G. Wilson, 20th Sanitary Train, U. S. A. Camp Sevier, camp headquarters, Greenville, S. C. J. A. WITHERS BUYS THE PONDER HOUSE Price Paid For Mansion In West End Not Divulged Owner To Occupy It. The A. R. Ponder property on Lou isiana avenue, in the western part of the city, was sold this week to John A. Withers of AHenville. The prop erty consists of a large modern dwel ling and one and three-quarters acres of ground. The residence was buiit by Russell Ponder about 12 years ago when he was living in this city. He was head of the brick factory in the West End and manager of the telephone com pany here at that time. He still own ed the property. Ponder is now with a railroad company in Texas. Withers owns a large distillery for making com whiskey at ' Allenville ami 'is wputed to be wealthy. J He has two or three farms' and a large por tion1 of stock of the 'Allenville' bank.f He' expects' to 'moVe' here some' time within jrW next : thirty days. '' The deal was made through a real estate company in this city. NEGLECTED HORSE IS HELD BY CITY Patrolman Childs Locks Animal Up When Owner Fails To Care For Him. A horse that had been neglected all day in Haarig was taken to the city stock pen last night by Patroiman Childs. He fed and watered the Ani mal, and if the owner can be found today he will be called upon to pay for the'iodging" of the animal and may be fined for neglecting it. Patrolman Childs said he first no ticed the horse at 11 o'clock yester day morning. It remained there all day and last night, he instituted a search for the owner of the animal. Failing to find him, he drove the horse and buggy to the city stock pen. He described the animal as a dark bay with a roached mane. The bug gy is an open top vehicle. Patrolman Childs said the horse was almost fam ished for water and food. BAND CONCERT WILL BE GIVEN AT COURT HOUSE Proceeds from Rerreshments Friday Night Will Go to the Red Cross. A band concert will be given at the Court House park Friday night for the benefit of the Red Cross and War Relief. No charge will be made, but refreshments will be served by a committee of ladies and the proceeds will be turned over to the two organizations. SIX CITIES AND 2000 PRISONERS " TAISEN BY ALLIES Drive By Gen. Byng's Army On Ten Mile Front Between Albert And Arras Proves Surprise To The Germans, General Reports. NEW DRAFT RIM. Will RE GIVEN 1IM II mm-m,mmmm m mmmmm mmmmm mr mm mm I mmm TO HOUSE AND SENATE TODAY Chairman Dent Expects Measure To Be In Effect By Next Satur day Night No Fight . To Be Expected. LONDON, Aug. 21. The British and French today made decisive gain? on a ten mile front between Albert and Arras, capturing several towns, it was I announced in a message "tonight from i CourceHesjucqu6jr! Ableinzeville, Achiet-Le-; v were taKeh.' More' than "2,000 German prison) da4 by AUieaiat. these points. An aftackj which the Germans are known to h.v-v burst upon them through a camouflage of mist v"vh gcd and worn battle field and clinging to the rv:; j.nd infantry pushed their way over and arour entanglements. The British had made good progress before the mist at 9 o'clock, revealing the Germans points on this side of the high embankment of the Anas-.iiutti. ia.uy. A single cra.h of artillery preceded the advance. Conditions for the attack were ideal.. No smoke barrage over equalled the effectiveness of the fog. So far as th tanks were concerned tlv crews were :;ble to see as far as necessary, whifc the tanks themselves were hidden from the Germans until too late to make any effective resistance. G:n. Byng is the hero of Cambrai drive, in which tanks were used in the war for the first time. LONDON, Aug 21. The British, in their new attack between Arras and Al beit, are reported to have progress:! three miles in the center, reaching Achiet-Le-Grand (three miles northwest of Baupaume). At other points in the line Byng's men have gone ahead two miles. The nttack is reported to aavr- been a complete surprise. Field Marshal Haig, in his ctlicial statement today, said: "We attackid at 4:4" this moiing on a wide front north of the Ancie. Sat isfactory' progress was made. "Yesterday1 afternoon strong hostile attacks accompanied by heavy bom- iardrrtents',wir'e, made againsts our new positions south and north of the Scarpa.! 'They were completely repulsed. ' 1 We improved our positions slightly in the neighborhood of Fampoux, taking a few prisoners. "We advanced our lint last night between Festubort and the I.awo River, and are in possession of Le Touret. "Early this morning the English carried out a successful local operation m the Loere sector on a front of over a mile. All objectives weie takn and a number of prisoners captured." . O n. Mangin has flunj.- his left wing forward on an additicnal three rnilea in the Oise valley, accoiding to dispatches this afternoon. His right wing (near Soissons) made a slight advance today. (By International News Service) WASHINGTON Aug. 21. By unanimous consent the house today agreed to take up tomorrow the new man-power bill extending draft ages from 18 to 45 years, which was earlier reported by the House Mili tary Affairs Committee. Chairman Dent of the committee said he be lieved the bill would be passed by the house Saturday. The bill was reported without the amendment added to it by the Sen ate Military Affairs Committee, pro viding for the drafting of striking workmen engaged in essential in dustries and to which President Gompers and Secretary Morrison of the American Federation of Labor are strongly opposed. Secretary Ba ker said he did not consider it nec essary to the War Department's program, inasmuch as the president, under the work or fight regulation, is now vested with ample authority to induct the slacker into the army. A hot fight on the floor of the house is Dredicted bv supporters of the administration over the amend ment sponsored by Representative McKenzie of Illinois, which specifies that those of 18 and 19 years shall be classed in a separate classification to hp railed after those of 20 to 45 Schuchert's Concert band will play for the entertainment, and it is ex pected that a large crowd will be present. General r 1 ; I aptlit - ! OUT rrecti.:tr th i p.i- M-1 uu...... i-:ivm - a rut r.-'-.v to ck'.- li.rv: .IT:-;! i 1) have been inducted into the army. The War Department desires th question of when and how 18 and ID year old boys shall b- called left to the discretion of the president as pro vided for in the bill as originally framed, although Secretary Baker in formed the committee I that such boys should b Adherents of the adm . ' irJc 'if :ti" jiresi " of th- r. tfit am- clare they anticipate t i' dent will oppose the adc . McKenzie amendment. A member of the ccr the following as the vo." endment: Against Kahn, Calr-inin: I, urn, New York; Tilson, Con-writ u: ; da go, Pennsylvania; Gr.e Wrw-r.t : Olney, Massachusetts; ;.r. Vir ginia. For Fields, Kentucky; Gordon, Ohio; Shallenberger, Nebraska; Gar rett, Texas; Nichols, South Carolina; McKcnsie, Illinois; Morin, Pennsyl vania; Hull, Iowa; Anthony, Kansas. Chairman Dent although favoring the amendment, explained he did not vote. No roll call was taken, the vote being determined by a count of hands. Two other amendments to She, bill were adopted by the committee, one providing for the combination of spe cial and technical education with mil itary training for soldiers and the other permitting those under 21 years old to qualify for commissions.