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The weekly tribune and the Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1914-1918, August 22, 1918, Image 1

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Chairman O'Brein Makes
Appeal To PeopleTo Buy
On Pershing Day
"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
"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:
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,
Martin Dietrich Says He
Will Submit New Ordi
nance To The People
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
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.
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
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
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.
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Gapt,' E. H. Gv Wilson Tells
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drive By Gen. Byng's Army On
Ten Mile Front Between Albert
And Arras Proves Surprise To
The Germans, General Reports.
1IM II mm-m,mmmm m mmmmm mmmmm mr mm mm I mmm
Chairman Dent Expects Measure
To Be In Effect By Next Satur
day Night No Fight . To Be
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)
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
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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."
Against Kahn, Calr-inin: I, urn,
New York; Tilson, Con-writ u: ; da
go, Pennsylvania; Gr.e Wrw-r.t :
Olney, Massachusetts; ;.r. Vir
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
No roll call was taken, the vote
being determined by a count of
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.

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