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MACON CMEOMCLEEALD VOL. NO. 29 United Press Service MACON, MISSOURI, SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 1938 C. P. Feature Service NO. 20 6. WIVES'VTAKES" IN GOLF MARATHON Old Plantation Involved in Wager of Ferebee and His Broker Colleague Revealed To Be Property of Their Better Halves DEMOCRATIC COUNT FINISHED CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UP) The old Virginia plantation for which J. Smith Ferebees, a broker, played 144 holes of golf in 13 hours and 32 minutes was owned by neither him nor the man who bet he couldn t do it. It was owned by Mrs. Ferebee and ' Mrs. Fred Tuerk, wife of Ferebee's business colleague who entered the all or nothing bet after a disagreement of managerial methods. And at least one of the wives Mrs. Ferebee knew nothing of the wager which was settled among thunderstorms and enthusiastic galleries yesterday. But there will be no difficulty in Ferebee's collecting his winning. Winner and loser explained that they had put the property in their wives' names for convenience. Ferebee was a little worried as to bis wife's reaction when she learns that he spent a day golfing and risking his share of the plantation which has been in the family 300 years. Ferebee's partner took up the boast that he could do 144 holes in one day but added a stickler each round had to be 95 or under. Still, Ferebee, a ten-handicap player, won in a walk with rounds of 90, 82, 82, 82, 87, 87, 88 and 89, a total of 687. Tuerk was a good loser. "I guess Smith ought to be the one to have the plantation anyway," he said. "The place has been in his family a long time." Ferebee grinned. "Sure, I hurt all over," he said, "but it was easy I could have gone farther if it hadn't rained and kept me out of several minutes' playing time." Ferebee's eight rounds were played in the face of every handicap a golfer could have. He started out in virtual darkness. There was heavy wind, rain and later drying greens that proved fast on one side and slow oh the other, with no way to tell which was which. Results of Voting for Committee Members Is Announced Today CLAIMS DISTINCTION AS "LAND" CORRIGAN New Jersey Man Tours Nation in 34-Year-Old Car CARSON CITY, Nev., (UP) When it comes to "crates," George C. Green of Lambertville, N. J., insists that he is doing by land what Douglas C. Corrigan did by air, when the latter flew his "crate" from New York to Dublin. Green arrived here in a single cylinder, curved dash Oldsmobile, 1904 model, which he bought for $165 in 1907 when it was 3 years old. He is touring the United States in it. The machine is one of three Olds-mobiles of the same vintage which recently passed the rigid New Jersey state inspection. The car is 34 years old and Green has had it in his possession since he was 21. He is now 52. Green, who is the proprietor of a small machine shop at Lambertville, gave his "crate" a complele overhauling early this year, and together with his wife started out to see America. ' ' The first leg of their journey took them' to niegara Falls. Then they crossed to Canada and returned to the United States at Detroit. They have since kept on going until they reached here and departed for the Pacific coast. Altogether they hope to cover 7,000 miles. Green does not know how far he has driven the car in the 31 years he has owned it, but thinks from 1,-000 to 2,000 miles annually. It has a speed of 30 miles and runs 28 on a gallon of gasoline. He can only carry five gallons, so stops are frequent. The wheels are fitted with motorcycle tires. The reactions of people who pass him on the road he never succeeds in passing them are different, he said. Macon Golfers To Play At Brookfield Tomorrow A team of members of the Macon Golf Club will journey to Brookfield tomorrow afternoon to meet a team of the Brookfield Country Club in an inter-city ' match at the course in that city. This will be the first meeting of the teams this year. A return match will be played later. Browns Stick Together STRATFORD, Ont. (UP) Ernest Brown, sr., was both pleased and embarrassed when his young son, Ernest, jr., selected to draw the lucky ticket in a railway '.etcrnns' picnic raffle, pulled one bearing his father's name from "the container. It was lor first prize. No changes were made in the winners of the various contests in Tuesday's primary election after completing the counting of the 121 absentee votes by special workers at the county court house yesterday. One close race, that for the office of treasurer, found Jim Enyart the win ner by 60 votes over H. B. Clark-son. The results of the voting for Demo cratic committeemen and committee- women in the county was released this morning and is given below. The winners by precincts, committeeman and committeewoman are: Middle Fork G. S. Bruner. Mrs. I A. L. Eubank. Round Grove Frank Alvoid, Ag nes Brown. Ten Mile Willard Fray, Mrs. Mark White. East Jackson A. L. Mumford, Lou-rine Nickel. West Jackson Bob White. Alice Waller. Johnston Walter Thompson, Noma Johnston. Narrows Burt Sumpter, Gladys Stokes. Hudson Elmer Gaunt, Mrs. Victor Walker. First Ward, Macon O. L. Cross, Opal Brown. Second Ward, Macon R. Wilson Barrow, Opal Walker. Third Ward, Macon Jack Hogan, Inez Downey. Fourth Ward, Macon Dick Thomas, Lillian Vestal. Eagle John Riley, Mrs. Earl March. Lyda Paul Conduitt, Mrs. A. C. Dearing. La Plata Frank Clements, Mrs Clark Roan. First Ward, La Plata W. O. Daniels, Mrs. E. R. Adams. Second Ward, La Plata Paul Wright, Lou Belle Haines. East Chariton Earl Powell, Vena Green. West Chariton Elbert Blew, Mrs. Raleigh Dowell. Keota Perle Miller, Mrs. M. H. Douglas. North Bevier George Hill, Mrs. Emmett Hall. First Ward, Bevier John Van- skike, Mrs. Farley Morrow. Second Ward, Bevier Ed Simpson, Dorothy Stuart. Liberty John K. Vickroy, Bertha Damcron. No. Independence J. L. Hertzler, Lou Johnson. So. Independence Al Seney. Cal-lie Sunderland. Richland W. G. Carpenter, Lilly Wright. Morrow O. L. Burnam, Mrs. Carl Leathers. Callao H. L. Baker, Florence Baker. East Valley Marion Burk, Ruby Summers. West Valley F. A. Wood, Adaline Thomas. No. Walnut Wacker Tate, Pearl Parker. So. Walnut H. C. Young, Mrs. John Schilli. No. Easley Vane Dowell, Mary Sever. So. Easley Roy Henderson, Edria Henderson. East Lingo Oscar Evans, Mrs. G. C. Long. West Lingo Joe Milch, Mrs. Leonard Mitch. Russell T. W. Richards, Mrs. Albert Dowell. White M. C. Heaton, Susie Roan. Drake Guy Borron, Edna Green-street. TEST OF NEW DEAL REACTION TO COME IN KENTUCKY VOTE Senate Leader A. W. Barkley Is Favored to Win Renom-ination Over Gov. Happy Chandler in Primary Race . Today LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 6 (UP) Kentucky Democrats elect their nominee for the United States senate in today's primary and provide a clear cut test of the popularity of President Roosevelt and the New Deal. Opposing Senate Majority Leader Albcn W. Barkley for rcuonvnation was Governor A. B. (Happy) Chand ler. The issue had been unmistdl ably .drawn in the exceptional!, bitter campaign in the state, where political campaigns are alway.-i biitei President Roosevelt had made three campaign speeches for Barkley and the last word from the Barkley forces to the voters was not to hu miliate Roosevelt by not defeating the man who became the Democratic leader of the senate throughout his intervention. Various straw votes and other samplings of public opinion indicated a Barkley victory and Kemuck political observers agreed, .-ilthough Chandler, who undertook to "shake bands with every voter in Kentucky'', was believed to have road--; strong strides in the last few weeks o his campaign. Four investigators of the senate campaign expenditures committee were in the state watching the balloting. They previously reported that campaign methods on both sides were such as "to imperil the right of tlie people to a free unpolluted ballot." RURAL TEACHERS TO MEET HERE AUG. 15, 1 Mrs. Powell Says Instruction on Year's Work to Be Given The annual rural teachers plan meeting will be held at the Macon high school building August 15 and 16, Mrs. Charles A. Powell, county superintendent of schools announc cd this morning. All rural teachers in the county are expected to attend the meeting which is held for the purpose of discussing ideas brought forth during the past school year and to get in structions on the work for the com ing year from county and state. Lit erature and supplies will be distri buted at the meeting. VETERAN OSTEOPATH DIES Harve McQuary, Formerly of Atlanta, Dies in Washington Harve McQuary, of Dayton, Wash., brother of Grant McQuary of Atlanta, passed away at his home Friday, August 5. He would have been 81 years old November 11. Harve McQuary was reared near Atlanta and until 1904 he lived in Macon County. At that time he and his family moved to the Dayton, Wash., where he practiced osteopathy until a short time before his death. Family Keeps Job Tradition TOLEDO (UP) Tending a glass furnace is traditional in the Falls family. George Falls, who has been working 24 years in a glass factory, learned the cooking art from his father. He also has two brothers in the glass industry. With all its speed, 187,000 miles per second, it would take a beam of light 6,000,000,000 years to travel around the universe. Science Goes Streamline on New Variety of Spud ST. PAUL, Minn., (UP) The University of Minnesota experimental station today reported a new variety of potatoe which its developers believe may surpass the famous Cobbler in popularity. It is the "Mesaba," described by its developers, Drs. F. A. Kranti and A. G. Tolaas, as "decidedly superior to the Cobbler for market purposes and of great appeal to the housewife" because of its shallow eyes and uniformly smooth surface. The improved qualities, they pointed out, make possible easy peeling with a minimum of waste. The Cobbler has rather deep eyes and is of somewhat irregular shape. Flesh of the new tuber is white and of good flavor. The "Mesaba" is said to grow especially well on peat soils, but tests indicate it may have a wider adaptation. It matures about the same time of the Cobbler, now the principal early variety in potato producing Minnesota. QUICK WORK AVERTS FIRE Toley Brammcr and John Blomberg Extinguish Blaze In Meat Market A serious fire in Macon's businos: district was averted about 9:30 last night when quick work by a mombe of '.he night police force and a bystander curbed a blaze which start ed in an overheated refrigerator mo tor in Red's Market on Vine Street The fire was discovered by Tole Brammcr, night policemen, and John Blomberg, as they stood near ilv door of the market. Smoke curl ing from the door attracted their at tcntion and Blomberg was lifted through the transom. After enter ing the store the blaze was quickly extinguished, A check-up this morning revealed that there was no damage to the store jr its contents froin smoke, the es timated total loss of about $50 be ing done within the motor. A quick replacement of the motor prevented loss from lack of refrigeration. John Poehlman Passes Away Suddenly Friday P.M. New Bat Wings Are to Undergo Gliding Test LANSING, Mich., . (UP) A Michigan farm youth, 21-year-old Charles Zmuda, hopes to leap from an airplane and glide to earth on artificial wings without the aid of a parachute. Zmuda is a member of an aerial circus, owned by Capt. Arthur Davis of Lansing. Davis believes that because of improved equipment and technique Zmuda will be able to dispense with the parachute, used by all bat-wing flyers, within a year or two. Zmuda was a close friend of Clements A. Sohn of Lansing, nationally known bat-wing artist, who was killed in an exhibition in Paris, in 1937. Shortly after Sohn met death trying the perilous feat, Zmuda made his first flight. This year he is trying a new stunt which he believes, marks another step toward his ultimate goal. Wearing a new set of wings, he leaps from a moving truck and is towed 40 feet in the air by a long tow rope. Zmuda spent the first eight years of his life on a farm. Most of the time since then he has been with the aerial circuit. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. Man Sits on Rattler WADDELL, Cal. (UP) When Seymour Rodgers, wishing to rest after an hour's work of wood chopping, sat down on a rattlesnake, he had the good fortune to sit down on its head instead of its tail. As a consequence, the snake was able to rattle Rodgers a warning to get off, which he promptly did, before it could get its imprisoned head into actibn. The population of Melbourne, Aus tralia, recently reached the million mark. Women of Siberia usually wear at least 30 pounds of clothing. John Poehlman passed away at his home east of town at 6:30 on Friday evening, the day on which he celebrated his (39th birthday. He war born in Brandt, Bavaria, Germany on August 5, 18(19, the sor of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Poehlman. Here ho was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the ago of 13, he with his par ents, brothers and sisters left the and of his birth coming to South Bend, Indiana in September. Two and one half years later, March, Bfl!3, he came to Macon County which has been his home ever since On February 12, 1893 he was un- ted in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Gwinner. Their marriage was bless ed with two children both of which tirvivc their father. With the exception of the first year of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Pnelilman have lived at their farm home at which Mr. Poehlman passed away on Friday. He was a success ful farmer and was particularly in terested in the farm-to-vrnarkct road system. Mr. Poehlman had been in poor health for some time. His death however, came quite as a shock to his family and friends in as much a-hij had been at his brother, George Poehlman earlier in the day where threshing was in progress. Those to mourn his passing arc his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Tts-chner, one son, Elmer, one grand daughter, Geraldine Poehlman; three brothers, George and Charles of east of Macon and Leonard of Kirksville. bcsideK many other1 relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock a' Stephens & Goodding with his pastor, the Rev. Victor H. Grimm conducting the services. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. The body was taken at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon to the residence. IS JAPAN STRIVES FOR AMICABLE SETTLEMENT OF W-fe2r LIQUOR CHARGE sian Tanks Make Mass At JUST ANOTHER UNEMPLOYED FLYER tacks on Spots in Vladivostok Region By the United Pre.35 Wi.ile Tokio .-.trove for ar amicable seltlcmcnt of the Siberian border dispute today Hii.U'iM tanks made mats attacks on twj spit in the Vir.diva.i- ok region. The Japanese replied with artillery fire. Russia remained firm in her de mand that Japan concede tin: Soviet right to the disputed territory and withdraw her trrops, leaving Soviet troops in possession beijvc -negotiations can be started. ..e In the Japanese Cilmese wa' Chi nese army heads indicated that Ilan- cow is doomed to fall. Despite this admission, the Chineso declared mat they will continue to resist the Japanese advance in th ..Yangtze River Valley. In Spain there were indications hat the Loyalists planned a drive of their own on the upper Caiatonian front. The drive would be trie third designed to make Franc i i-catter his forces and weaken his diive i-gainst Sagunto. Man and Woman Bound Over to Federal Court by Commissioner Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Weary and Battered After Strenuous New York Welcome,, Spurns Offers of Numerous Fortunes NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UP) Douglas Corrigan, a weary and battered PAIR HELD Jhero, spurned a dozen fortunes to- M. U. Extension Work Is Reviewed by Fortune of Rattlers Go On Hunger Strike BERKELEY. Cal. (UP) Rattlesnakes, brought here for the annual convention of the American Society of Ichythyologists and Herpetolor;ists, went on a hunger strike, presumably because they did not like the name of the society. To keep then from dying the society closed its discussion of them, they were forcibly fed by thrusting a syringe, filled with hamburger, eggs and milk, down their throats. John Uel Morris, University Agri- ulluial Extension Agent, is the sub- cct of an extensive article in the urrent issue of Fortune magazine, which explains the work being carri- 1 on by the Agricultural Extension Service in Missouri. In an article "County Agent," ortuno gives a comprehensive sketch I' the work being done by Morris exemplifying that of the agricul- ural extension offices in 3000 coun- es in the United States. Pettis County, "neither impoverished nor fl'luent, but just about medium," was chosen as a good place to observe the functions of the county agent. Profusely illustrated with pictures J. U." in various phases of his work, the article tells how this suc cessful county agent manages to get so-called "independent" Missouri far mers to Ho what is best for their farms. and ): ' he sponsors and en- ;c; . numerous organizations ior the purpose of promoting a greater cooperation among the farmers, bringing to them information disseminated by the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D. C, and by the College of Agriculture at the University. Among the organizations "fathered" by Morris are the 4-H Clubs in Pettis county, in which he takes a special interest. He is now working on a plan to organize a three-day earn ing powwow lor lJcuis county 4-n members in the Montserrat federal forestry area. Morris received his B. S. degree from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture in 1921, and was a member of Farm House fraternity and Alpha Zcta and Gamma Sigma Delta, honorary agricultural fraternities. A young man and a young woman giving their names as Joe Vincent Dilibcrto and Josephine Groves, their ages as 20 and their address as St. Louis, were arraigned before Unitef States Commissioner D. L. Dempsey yesterday afternoon on liquor charges and were bound over to the dis triet Federal court in Hannibal. The. pair . was arrested Thursday night by members of the state high way patrol as their drove along U. S. 3(3 near New Cambria. The car driven by the man, a Studebakei coupe, was weaving across the cen ter line of the road and patrolmen slopped the car to investigate. An irregularity in the license plates caused the patrolman to look into tile car where 43 five gallor cans of alcohol were found. The pair was brought to Macon where they were turned over to the sheriff and then to a Federal agent. Charges of "possessing and transporting illicitly manufactured, nontax paid alcohol" and of "conspiracy to evade payment of taxes or distilled spirits" were lodged against the man and woman. Commissioner Dempsey found the evidence sufficient to hold the pair and they were bound over to the court in Hannibal. Bond was set at $1,500 for the woman and $2,000 for the man. Failing to giv ebond, they are being held in the county jail in Macon. RAMIE CLOTH MAY BE WOVEN BY S0UTHENERS Engineer Builds Machine to Separate Fiber of Plant HAMMOND, La., (UP) Southern farmers may turn to raising weeds) instead of cotton if a machine dcvel-j oped by Roland French, Hammond j engineer, is successful. The machine was designed to take! the porous fiber from the heart ofl ramie stalks a fiber once used in ' spinning fine cloth for the Egyptian1 kings. Slaves tediously separated j the fiber from the tough weed stalks j for the pharaohs. French has dc-j veloped a machine he hopes will do I the task day and decided to remain just an other young man in search of a flying job. Offers were accumulating by the hour for him to exhibit himself on the stage or talk on the radio at prices from $12,000 to $20,000; to become a movie actor, to write stories of his life and endorse products he doesn't use. But Corrigan shook his head, demanded with a trace of Irish anger who used his picture in a beer advertisement without permission and said he would just wait until someone would offer him a steady job. It will have to be a flying job, he said, and if it wasn't forthcoming soon, (he had only $13 when he landed in Dublin after his flight July 18), he would pick out a few products to endorse for profit but they would be only those he actually used on his flight. He had to have an X-ray made today to see how badly the cartilage in his chest had been damaged in yesterday's wild welcome in his hon-o; Dr. Willard Ellsworth said there was "nothing seriously wrong with Corrigan's th'.st." His program today included a trip to Peekskill, N. Y., to review a "fighting Irish" '.-egir.-.t-ul ot the national guard and a dinner of the Dublin society of New York at the Hotel .:.tor tonight. It remained for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia eventually to trap Corrigan in nis "wrong way" alibi, lie said that "since Corrigan flew above the clouds" when he crossed tne Atlantic Of an. headed for Les Angeles," he must have seen the sun and it should itava "seemed strange V. him that the sun rcse in the west.". Corrigan b'l-'v?d and grinned and evaded the point. FARM IS DEVOTED TO LIFE SAVING "CROPS" Serums Are Tried on Herds of Horses, Sheep, Guinea Pigs WOODWORTH, Wis., (UP) The "crops" of a farm near here have saved thousands of lives. Vaccines, toxins, toxoids, hormon es and other biological products are Rocket Shooting Record May Be Broken Soon The moon appears largest when it is farthest away. WEAfHERggfORECAST Probably local thunderstorms tonight and Sunday; warmer in extreme northwest portion tonight. YESTERDAY Maximum 99 Minimum 61 Rainfall .67 Inch TODAY At 7 a. m. . 67 PASADENA, Cal. (UP) An attempt to break the present world altitude record for shooting rockets is to be made in the near future by John W. Parsons, explosives chemist, who has done rocket motor research work at the California Institute of Technology, and Edward S. Forman, rocket engineer. The present record is 8.000 feet and is held by Dr. R. H. Goddard, whose rockets have been released in New Mexico. The two Pasadena workers are convinced they can exceed this mark. They have completed their experi ments in the Arroyo Seco river bottom near here and now are determined on the style of rocket to be built and the manner of explosive energy to be used. The rocket being constructed, and which will probably be shot upward within the next two months, will stand 20 inches high and will have four fins. It is to weigh only between one and two pounds, with the fuel weighing four-fifths of a pound. This fuel, however, is arranged in such a manner that during the course of the flight there will be-100 discharges at the rate ot five or ten seconds. The cartridges containing these charges will be fired by a mechanism similar to a machine gun. The impulse from each discharge will continue "kicking" the rocket higher and higher into the air. Nobody has ever stopped to figure , the harvests of the United States standard froaucts laooratory rarm. From here serums are sent to hospi- and pilk.ltals throughout tne country, some times flown by airplane to the bedside of a patient. More than 80 persons are employed caring for the herds of 70 horses, 1,200 sheep and thousands of white rats, mice, guinea pigs, pigeons, calves and other animals which produce the serums, and in inoculating the animals to produce the valuable fluids. The horses are stabled in labora- out what would happen to the mar ket if ramie went oh sale m com petition with cotton, wool Anything could happen because experimental shirts have been worn five years without showing a trace of wear, not even on the collar. An experimental pair of overalls looks so good its makers believe they won't need patches in the knees for the next 40 years. Grows 6 Feet High Ramie grows in clumps, some time six nr piuht. feet hich. It has I broad, heart-shaped leaves, a cen-j tory-clean stalls, fed on special diets ter com of pith, a thin laver of wood. and pastured on the finest grass, bundles of liber and a thin layer of i Some f the horses, weighing less woocl than a ton themselves, have pro- The trouble thus far has been that ! duccd more than a ton of blood for it is impossible to scoarate the fiber ; scientific cures, according to Floyd from the wood and bark on a com-!11- Eggert, youthful director of the meroial scale. The Chinese, theserum farm- .Tananese and the Indians can do it! urea norses are Drougnt to me A because labor is so che?p in tne rar East. French is confident his machine j will work. He has bundles of long, white filler he has processed and an aero of wood in his garden on which to practice. Dr. W. G. Taggert, of the Louisiana State University agricultural school, said: "It's like the cotton picker. Every now and then somebody comes along with a story about a shirt that will last forever and a new machine. Sometimes they look pretty good but that is about all." Vast Possibilities Foreseen Boll weevils and other inrects do not bother ramie. A plot in Audubon, Park, New Orleans, has grown since 1890 from the same planting. It has produced 20 to 45 tons of green stalks an acre in experiments. The same experiments prove it cost about $27.50 to plant an acre of ramie end about $12 an acre a year to keep it growing thereafter. Three tons of stalks will produce 1,300 pounds of fiber. So if French's idea becomes a reality, the Southern farmer, dressed in home-grown overalls that will last 40 years, may sit in the shade and watch his ramie crop grow almost unaided, with one planting lasting half a life-time. arm and placed on special diets. Their food is high in blood producing elements. After the first injection of toxoid tetanus toxin treated to remove its poisonous qualities the horse loafs for six months in the pasture and in its stall. Then it goes to work receiving regular injections. When it can stand heavy doses of toxoid without ill effects it is ready to be bled. Horses can be bled with safety ev vy two months, according to Eggert. Dog Food Gets Scientific BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) So numerous are the demands made on the department of household science of the University of California by dog food manufacturers for accurate information on dog diets, that the department now maintains a pure bred Cocker Spaniel colony for experimental purposes. During the early 90's, many persons with unshapely legs wore "false calves" made of silk and sawdust. Battery Blasts Bullseye LAWTON, Okla. (UP) Battery B,i 1st Field Artillery, at Fort SilL fird 13 times at a moving target 1,-000 yards distant. Ten shots struck the target and constituted the best such firing record ever to come to his attention, Maj. L. S. Arnold said today. The hits were scored with a 37-millimeter gun. Palestine is fast becoming one ot the world's great orange-growing countries; it ranks next to Spain, Italy and the United States, . .

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