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The weekly tribune. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1918-1919, October 25, 1918, Section 2, Image 9

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Do You Think There is
No Competition?
If anyone thinks there is no
competition amongst the big pack
ers he ought to go through a day's
. work with Swift & Company.
Let him begin at the pens when
the, live stock comes in; let him
try to buy a nice bunch of fat
steers quietly and at his own
price, without somebody's bidding
against him.
Let him realize the scrupulous ;
care taken at the plant that not
one thing is lost or wasted in
order that costs may bs held to a
Let him go up into the-office
where market reports are coming
in, and reports of what other
concerns are doing.
Let him watch the director of
the Swift Refrigerator fleet,
maneuvering it over the face of
the country like a fleet of battle
. ships at sea.
Let him take a trip with a Swift
& Company salesman and try to
sell a few orders of meat
Let him stay at a branch house
for an hour or two and see the
retail meat dealers drive their bar
gains to the last penny as they
shop around among the packers'
branch houses, the wholesale
dealers, and the local packing plants.
And then, when the day is over,
let him have half an hour in the
accounting department, where he
can see for himself on what small
profits the business is done. (Less
than 4 cents on each dollar of sales.)
If he ctiil thinks there is no com
petition in tlvimeat business it will
be because l.e wants to think so.
Lend the Way
They Fight
Buy Liberty Bonds
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
Chiet Now Receives $100 Per
Month And' His Assistant
Will Get $75
The salaries of the city firemen
were raised at a short meeting of the
city council which was held Monday
Tho resolution authorizing the in
crease set forth that all skilled labor
was scarce at this time and wages
much higher than formerly and for
this reason it was necessary to ad
vance the wage scale.
The office of fire chief and that of
mechanic was combined in one posi
tion and the salary raised from $75
to $100 per month. The salary of
the assistant chief was raised from
$70 to $75 a month, and the salaries
of firemen raised from $65 to $70 a
month, after they had rendered at
least one year's continuous service in
that capacity to tha city.
The combining of the offices of fire
chief and expert mechanic saves to
the city the salary of one man at $75
a month and leaves a margin after
the increase in salaries are provided
The petition of S. G. McKee, of 619
South Ellis street, for a position on
the police force was received and
placed on file.
Judge Kelly Acts When He Finds
Records Of Case In A
A habeas corpus writ to release J.
E. Walker, a Sikeston bootlegger
from jail was tried before Judge Kel
ley in his room in the" Harrison-Him-molberger
building Monday.
Walker was represented by Roland
Johnson,- an attorney of Sikeston,
Others present to represent the city,
were Dr. Mai one, the mayor of the
city, George Parsons, city attorney
and Tom Monon, chief of police.
The city police court records in the
case was so mixed up that Judge Kcl
ley ordered the whole thing annulled
and ordered Walker released from
.iail. One place in the records was
the entry that Walker plead not guil
ty , and in another that he plead guil
ty and was fined $3C'0, and in several
places were notations that certain
dates had been set for the trial of the
case As the record3 did not contain
a clear and definite history of . the
status of the case the judge sustain
ed th- writ of habeas corpus.
Walker can be arrested again on
the charge, if the Sikeston officials
se? fit, attorneys say.
(Apologies to Kipling.)
"What makes you save ycur olivo
stones?" the Thoughtless Waster
"The government has asked for them,"
the Patriot replied.
"I don't see what it wants of them,"
the Thoughtless Waster cried.
It wants the carben that they zuake,"
the Patriot replied.
Sc we're gathering up the cherry
pits, the peach stones and the
Of walnuts and Brazil nuts and of
hickory r uts as well.
And the youngsters hunt for butter
nuts in every dale and dell,
To furnish the materials for carbon."
What do you want the carbon for?"
the Thoughtless Waster cried.
"Tc manufacture gas masks," the Pa
triot replied.
"And a carbon respirator in a gas
mask over there
"Will save our boys from gas attacks.
Come on and do your share!
We dare not waste one single stone
let's give them all they ask!
It takes two hundred peach pits to
?quip a single mask.
'nd they've given you and me and
everybody else the task ,
Of furnishing materials for carben."
' Robert Housum.
Remarkable Incident of the War
Occurs in Y. M. C. A. Hut
in London.
Eagle hat, in London was crowded
as usual the other night when a griz
zled veteran In the uniform of the
Second London Scottish regiment made
his way to the desk and asked the "Y"
secretary in charge if there was any
one from Boston in the building. Be
fore he joined the colors Sergt. Maj.
J. Ripple had lived in Boston, and he
yearned for a sight of some one from
the New England metropolis.
Over In one corner of the room two
young men sat in earnest conversation.
Both had been blinded on the Marne
and one of them, George Arthur Sug
den, had returned from a German
prison camp after eight months to
seek his cousin, Vincent Francis Rip
ple, a sergeant in the Thirty-first Ca
nadian rifles, in which both had en
listed soon after the war broke out
By chance they had come together un
der the hospitable Y. M. C. A. roof and
were busily engaged in having a real
reunion when the "Y" man shouted
through a megaphone:
"Is there any one here from Boston 1
A veteran who hails from Boston
wants to see some one from home."
"Here! Here !" came from the cor
ner and two sightless pairs of eyei
turned toward the voice. And as the
cousins rose to their feet and halting
ly started through the lane made at
the crowd stepped back, Sergeant
Major Ripple pushed toward them.
There was an expression of hope in
his face that the casual observer would
have said could not have been Inspired
merely by a desire to see some one
from Boston. - N
Suddenly that expression of hope
was changed. Sergeant Major Ripple
had been looking everywhere for his
son and his nephew.
"My son!" he cried, In a voice that
shook with emotion. "Vincent! And
And In a moment his great arms
were crushing them to him. There
were cheers, and not a few tears, a
room was made iu the corner for the
r- ' i
In more than thirty Southeast Missouri, Ar
kansas and Illinois towns you
will find the
Ice Cream on Sale
When completed our new plant will not ha ve
an equal. At a later date we will in
vite the public to inspect
our new home.
Cape Girardeauan Sends Back
Piece Of German's Coat
Whittled From Body
Mrs. Valabndas lluncjordas, for love
of whom her husband broke the iron
laws of a powerful Indian caste and
started a movement to reform some oi
the customs that bind women in the
great Indian empire.
Runs Cut-Off Saw in Lumber Camp In
Traveling in her own antomobil
and clad in khaki, Miss Esther Ral
ston, well-known San Francisco girl,
has "made application to the employ
ment bureau at Chlco for a job In the
Westwood logging camp.
After explaining that she could do
the work of a man Miss Ralston waa
given the job of running a cut-oil
saw and has gone to take up her new
duties. She refused a job picking
fruit, saying she wanted to do a man's
work. She says she knows she can
earn $4 a day at the mill, although
she admits not having had any expe
rience In this line of work.
Ban en Pigeon Races.
Federal department of justice offi
cials at Albany, N. Y have placed a
ban on carrier pigeon -races, a favorite
sport among local bird fanciers. All
birds of this type are being: made mes-
Mrs. Cuba Sitze, of South Foun
tain stree is in receipt of an inter
esting souvenir of the war on the
western front, which was sent to her
by her husband, Clarence Lero Sitze,
bettwr known around Cape Girardeau
as 3ake."
He is with the 314th Engineers, and
has been in France a long time. The
souvenir was a small section of the
corner of the coat of a German officer
who had been killd in battle. The
small piece of cloth was adorned with
gold braid, which proved that it was
worn by an officer of high rank.
Sitze's parents, who live on South El
lis street also received a small piece (
of the same coat. The cloth was cut
from the. coat with a bayonet soon
after the officer was killed, the letter
to Mrs. Cuba Sitze accompanying the
souvenir, stated. j
Mrs. Sitze is living with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pind at
741 South Fountain Street. Her
name Cuba Havar.nah is itself a
kind of a memoir of a former war.
She was born while her father, Geo.
Pind, was here from Alto Pass, 11.
Mr. Pind is of French extraction.
Would Cat Canal Frcm Snider's
Mill To Below Datcbto n v
Squire L. O. Groscclose, a promi
nent farmer of the rich alluvial lands
of lower Hubble and Welsh township1?,
along Whitewater, at the flourishing
and growing now town of Handles,
on the Cotton Holt, was in the city
Saturday on legal and ether business,
and while here unfolded a scheme
that he believes will solve the drain
age proposition and make it a com
plete success. For that reason
Squire Groseclose thinks it should be
given publicity.
The scheme is to cut a canal from
Snider's mill, on Whitewater, some
distance below Burfordvil! to the
ditch at the west end of the. floodway
Mr. Grosoc lose owns and farms
several hundred acres of the best land
in. Cape Girardeau county. This land
has already been greatly benefitted I
by tse draining system. If the levee
fails to hold, however, it will be more
or less subject to overflow by the del
uge that will rush down the old bed
at Dutchtswn. Whitewater and the
ditch, from Snider's miil to Dutcbtown
make a horseshoe curve Jicd. ihe wa
tors fiom up Whitewater are thus
compelled to travel many -m?Hs out of
the way in making this tvftd.' 'took
at a map of the county: and ybu will
grasp the id.m.. Kt, cutting;, across
country from Dmclitowii. a fiistanc.
of seven miles, the Water from tin
upper hill country would g I to the
ditch and the river and bc- but of the
way before the floods from Crooked
and Castor rivers would get theiv.
This would relieve the congestion
and make the drainage a complete
The only drawback to t.e plan, out
side of the expen??. is a few hills,
but Mr. Grosclose says a study of
the map will show that there are
creeks running from the hills in both
an eastern and western course and
that thette can be followed by the sur
vey for the ditch. On!y one hill of
any size will have to be cut through,
and this expene will be justified by
the benefits. Many acres cf land
along Whitewater bottom would b?
senger-avlutors for Uncle Sam or theli
wings must remain unsprend, the pig
eon race enthusiast was told.
Old Claim Is Paid.
Mrs. M. L. Barber of Punta Gorda,
Fla., has just received $3,117.75 in pay
ment for cotton belonging to her fa
ther, W. W. Kendrick, which was con
fiscated by the federal soldiers during
the Civil war. Thirty-one bales were
taken. Mrs. Barber is the sole heir.
Houses From Barns.
In the growth of our towns and sub
urbs, especially In .the older ones,
places of several acres are frequently
divided into smaller building lots
writes Helen Bowen In the House
Beautiful. Such places usually have
barns or stables which are often suffi
ciently well built and in sound enough
condition to be remodeled into houses.
In the present high cost of lumber and
labor, the saving is worth considering,
though it varies greatly in different
cases. If the barn has a" good founda
tion, a strong, sound frame, and does
not require much altering in size or
Ehape, the saving will be considerable
The ban on Christmas gifts, placed by the Na
tional Council of Defense, ha's been rerrcTcd by
that body.
This Christmas, like previous ones, will be a big
one. Most of the articles sold by the jeweler come
under the useful classification and the campaign
to "Buy Useful Gifts" will be encouraged by the
retail jewelers throughout the country.
In anticipation of the early Christmas shopping
we have stocked up with useful as well as senti
mental gifts for the soldiers and for yourself.
The gift for the boys in France should be bought
now and must be mailed on or before Nov. 15
Elgin Military Watch, Comfort Kits and other sol
dier gifts can now be selected. Bracelet Watches,
Cameo Jewelry, Diamonds, Silver Tableware for
the ladies. You may select your gifts and make
weekly payment if you wish, at
Out-of-Town Mail Orders Filled Promptly.

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