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SATURDAY, BL'VTHEVJLLE Routes Followed By Two German Subs —, Clothes Man Move Placed On Dead Proves Successful Ust of a series of ni tides on c.erman U-bont nctti-ity against American shipping during UtK World War. ' KV SA.MUKL TAYI.OK MOOHI-) Wi'lUfn for SKA. Service "Torpedo!" The warning cry nmg down from in lookout atop lllc crow . s llpjil of i . P P U - Je 'inl"«s, 10.280-10)1 American (anker Ml) milts off Chesapeake May. C'rewmen rushed i ^ e u raU ' salv tlle f0i »ny irake tossed back by the torpedo as It, stool, past through Die water ''lie message of destruction frcm ine German raider U-140 missed ils addre.w. For the moment., (he O. 1). Jennings R -ns .safe. Then. ofT i" the direction from whence cnmc the torpedo, the hulk of the U-boat I appeared on '(he surface. What tlic mis-aimed lorpecb 'had failed to do, shell fire front the .submarine accomplished. A direct hit in the engine room put the motors out of commission and stepped the fleeing ship, other shells sprayed the deck, killln» members of Die crew as (hey scrambled into lifeboats. The U-140 drew near the sinking vessel and ordered three of the lifeboats to pull alongside. "We got you at last," said the sub's second officer. "I knew we would. Where is your captain?" "He is dead," lied a seaman who sat next to the captain in one of , the boats. The captain's clothes hnd been placed on a steward killed during the action, to fool' the raiders and prevent capture of (he vessel's master. The deception worked anil the captain and surviving crew members escaped. I'OOR MARKSMANSHIP SAVES SIIIITING When they missed the O. B Jennings, It was not (he first time the U-140's torpedo gunners had failed to sink a ship with the first shot. Poor marksmanship saved many another ship ami kept this raider's toll the smallest of any U-boat to visit American shores. The U-140 left Kiel, commanded by Korvettcn-kapltaii Kophnmel, on June 22, 1918. She shelled several large vessels on lief way .across the Atlantic, but failed to sink any. First vessel lo fall prey to the U-140 was the 1079-ton Portuguese bark Pdnto, sunk July 26 alter pro- Torpedoed hull of Die Frederick Ihis Amerlcr.n steamer was attacked Kello?(_ sinks all the U-117. Vork harbor, seven lives were lost when Icnged bombing anil shelling. First torpedo victim was the 1020-ton Japanese freighter Tokuyama Maru After the O. B. Jennings incident, (he U-140 sailed southward. ( Off stormy.Cape Hatteras she sent Shoals Lightship "Graveyard of the ( the Diamond down into the Atlantic." After nearly two months in American waters, supplies and "Business As Usual" Is Cry As People Await News By UONALD V. United Press Slaft Correspondent VANCOUVER, 13. 0., Oct. 28.— "Business as usual" was the Megan as Canada ended its second month of war today. The Dominion did not officially declare itself at war with Germany until Sept. 10. bill she was to all practical purposes at war the moment Britain so declared herself on Sept. 3. Here en the wr.sl coast, In Canada's great Pacific 'outlet, as all through the Dominion, there was little except dress to remind one that the nation was at war. Many Uniforms Uniforms arc seen sprinkled among the people on the street, the militia regiments having been brought up lo fun strength. Stanley Park, one of the world's great recreational centers, is filled with PAGE THRBB Milking Shorthorns Arouse Interest Opening Of 'Little House' To Mark Girl Scout Week Here One hundred and ten reglstred Girl Scouts in this city will participate in observance of Natlcnal Girl Scout Week, which will begin here tomorrow with church services and the official opening of the Girl Scout Little House In Walker Park. At the First Presbyterian church at 11 o'clcck tomorrow, the scouts will gather for a special message blue-garbed men of 'the Hoyal Can-' lo "e preached by the liev. James adian Air Force and the Scottics, the well-known "Ladies from Hell," are much in evidence. Khaki-clad infantrymen tramp down the sidewalks, making a great clatter with A. Overholser, pastor. From three until five o'clock In the afternoon, anyone interested in scouting is invited to attend the j tea at the Little House -which is the sponsoring of programs In their respective schools. A Halloween parly is being planned by the Lange troop. Some University to Get Great Herb Collection LAKE LINDEN, Dr. Oliver Atkins Mich. (UP) — Pnrwcll, 13 hobnailed b:ots, and an occasional bc '"E sponsored • by the Girl Scout member of the Royal Canadian Artillery, respondent with polished leather bandolier, dapper breeches and spurs, strides by. The world's liners that only a ----,-, ...short time ago steamed into Van- m «nbcrs. Girls, in the two troops couyer's .inland harbor all gleam- ] al Sudbury, the two troops in Council of which Mrs. W. C. Hig- Elnson is commissioner. A musical program is heing arranged by (he scouts ft Lange and ' ... ,. --- - — Central troops,'who \vill sing scout, ",™, kllul m the u ' orltlr - ing white now slip in and cut unannounced, painted a grim camouflage gray. Most concrete evidence of (he war is experienced when Canadians, crossing the border for the day, find their money discounted as much as 40 per cent. No increases in the price of American gcoils imported into the Dominion have yet occurred, but they are ex- shclls were running low on thcjpecleii to follow in "view "of' ih'e\m U-HO. She iiad suffered damage' even exchange. ill counter-attack and sprang a slow leak, so headed home Sept. 9. On the way she was given help by the u-m, .. also homeward bound. MINE-LAYING SUB HITS FISHING FLEET The U-m, commanded by Kap- itan-leutnant Droscher, followed .the U-140 out of Germany tb- acMeve more success as a raider. This submarine was of the cruiser, mine- laying type and her initial mission was to sow mines on the American coast. Her sinking of (he British steamer Baron Napier on July 26 heralded ..her approach. Two weeks later, presumably after a period of mine-laying operations, the U-117 appeared In a fishing fleet off the New England coast. Angered fishermen shook gnarled fists and scattered as the raider opened fire. The U-boat's bombs sent nine motcr schooners down. On Aug. 13 the U-117 sent a torpedo into the American steamer Frederick R. Kellogg off New York. Seven of the crew lost their lives, trapped below decks SWEDISH CRAFT UNMOLESTED I" the next week, the XT-boat raided the coast as far south as Cape Hatteras to sink two Norwegian vessels, another American ship and a Brazilian schooner. One steamer, the Swedish Algeria, the U-llTs commander let go unmolested alter stopping her with shell fire, and questioning the caplain. Fear of submarines had swept much commerce from the seas and made otiier vessels cautious. The U-m fcund prey hard to find along the coast and headed for European shipping lanes. Here she sank American, Canadian and Norwegian vessels, and shelled her last victim off Nova Scotia on Aug. 30. The raider joined the leaking U-140 and the pair successfully navigated mined waters of the Skaw and Albach Bay approaches lo the Baltic. Just as she reached the German const, the U-m ran out of fuel oil and had t« be towed in. Occasional stories about food hoarders are neard being prosecuted, mainly .small retailers withholding supplies rf sugar and like commodities for a price rise, but they are few. No .Flag-Waring But on the' whole there is little lo remind the visitor of the war To many there seems a sense of unreality about It. "I just can't convince myself there's a war on," is the sentiment often heard expressed. There is none of the hysteria thai attended the last war; no mass Junior high schcol .and the two in high school will assist in receiving and serving (heir guests. The opening Sunday marks the completion of the Little House project which was begun last year when (lie building was sub-leased from the Mississippi .County Pair association. Since thai time, much rcdeeoralion has been done on this former office building including'the building of a fireplace, cabinets, installation of water and lighls and other improvements. The Huise lias been in almost conslant use by the girls since the furniture has been put in. They have had various types of parlies , there, marshmnllow toastings, wein- i er roasls, and regular meetings at which they sometimes worked on the Uttle House. Other affairs planned by the scouts for Girl Sccut week include singing in the while (healers, no passing of feather lo non-recruits by zealous women, no flag waviii" no excitement. "' . But there is a c<ol, grim, an°ry •.—.. u determination. Canada and Its pco- Front, pie, as one observer said, are good and mad at Hitler. To them he represents something thai must be wiped out. NO call has yet been issued for Canadian Irocps, but olans been completed to the First Canadian Division soon a's it is needed on the Western year-old retired botanist vvhos Joy and hobby for 40 years ha been her).' collecting, plans I leave his priceless collection o more than 50,000 plants from n over the world to some grea American university. Dr. Ffinvell, a bachelor, works at his hobby daily. His collectio Is considered one of the greate; "It's only a hobby," he saic "bi)t I've spent 40 years collectin these herbs. Some people -sav slamiis, some collect stones. W all have our little hobbies." A native of Dorchester, Mass he has tried his hand at farming wrod cutting, engineering, am leaching. He lias .contributed an thorltntlvc articles to mmierpu botanical and pharmaceutical jour hals. • Rare Plant Owned By Mrs. S. Joseph Bloom Mrs. S. Joseph's broad leaf cactus, which is a species of the nighl blooming cereu.v bloomed last night. Contrary to its' usual hnbll. the plant's blocm remained opened this morning instead of closing at daylight as it 1ms always done in (he past. The white blossom, which is very beautiful and rare, opened at ten o'clock. The plant, which Mrs. Joseph ha: had for the past 15 years, usually blocms three or four times a year but this is the first time for this . y o .....<. i season. Started from a leaf, Mrs send overseas I J °seph had the plant for ten years Division a' s bC g°.f .^.f ™" e _l; ... n box on ,,„ front iKrch but it will be moved indoors for winter. Tank Town' In France tinii|ial|!n Is bused un Hi theory (hat if you have u big slick for tow-ureuku-s mid lliul u con |Jl<; ol down likely plu, :i >.s ( 0 swin '•breaker in sight lo «<'!• iiclluti lilt a Imv uml the rest are Ilkel _ start behaving. This wns brought out vividly n ft 1 iv dtiys ago in o m . c . _|IR ( ,ji where n grand jury .avesllKiitldi Is iimlH- wy. in this ijisimu-i) lit rtmi'iit is siUTeinllni; in break up what Ii considers one o the worst nickels lo Uonst, bulletin., costs—and js doing |_ wlthou criminal piowi.'ilings. Tlie depurt- Is not yet ready l« rovwi (he name of the city SUH-CONTKACTOKS INVOM'KI. IN KACKI'.T This racket involve., use of (hi so-called :: |)id depository" In sub- condacting fields. In' dllferen cities (he "bid depository" is fount 1 in almost every branch of Ihc building supply Industry —plumbing, healing, painting, excavating brick, tile, electrical .supplies ami so on. It works like this: The sub-contractors In one field —painting, for example-club together mid set up a trade nssccla- llon olllce. When n general contractor calls for bids for palming on a new construction job, al painting sub-contractors submit their bids lo (Ills association ollicc or "bid depcsllory." Then, when all bids, are In, the group goes over them' and climl- nales Hie lowest ones — say the lowest IS per cent. The sub-contractors who submitted those bids arc not allowed lo bid again on the job; or, It lliey arc allowed lo, they are required lo submit : blds hlghc'i lhan Ihc lowest of Ihc bids which were not eliminated. In Hie cud, then, the bids which go to Ihc genera! contractor have an average level much higher lhan the, one which would otherwise be obtained Is presented. OFFJCJAI.S WII.UN'C! TO TALK ; Now in the city referred to above, the department did uol take the ''bid "depository" mi before a grand Jury at nil. it sought Indictments in an entirely different branch of the building iiKluslr.v. But when the young lawyer who was handling Ihc case lor the department got In touch with ol!l elals of the siib-contraclois' trade associations and mwitlcned that'he would like lo talk lo them,'they came in to see him with out delay. •Twenty-four: hours '.later,; oiic .of ..'ie associations announced that it md. closed Ils office and'yms K'oliig .0 discontinue -the "bid-depositor,,'" system at ouci, ' f' ) ;'? i' ) •IiV'thisjpnitlpuljr cllj- j&iiic) dx- st four "other similar assocmtlous- '"- ' J -' '-'----^SfiiSt fliiy and they, stW.Jndica ft.I) IshordjO (ollfltt' s \ w. s' Mw ds In ., „ ng; jtiie "bid tlcpca^tort'" nracllc lufiishracnt. ifbf coi)ibnl.)!-, ! Br i coli'l f It.Is ever resjuncd. riepartinent 1 Expects lse* racting fields In that city, outlaw- h'-^k' icdiuuxixjiu, ly^ii TI)e-'iiid'lcUi(4nU'*'l'li' Us b' ;. cam]>a!gn. ic numerous anil—if md will be heyvStaiKl'iu >lc •wlll'be'l o to j'aili'-.' But -.ihc'lir' hat' 'they will ..., lent, to-'brerll: 'up Wri(rcnt' f Jrtany estrah\ts , cf ; ,^ra(lc without o the expense of criminal :edings. •' " : ' ' ' a 1 ' r If Dual Purpose Milking Shorthorn Vi8itors To Speak At OJ-!•'!,-> A r i , » T Temple Israel Sunday attle Are Introduced Here Milking shorthorns, lone nixed In oilier pails of the world us one of the most Ideal lyix-s of final purpose cattle, have liceu Introduced In this section by Fred Wnhl, well kiioivn UlyllicvUle farmer who lives a short distance east of here on Iho Armorcl rond. Mr. Wahl has several ol these registered animals which ho bc- lirvcs will prove nol only xreatcr the milk producers, ' hut when >,, u cows arc no longer useful as ilahy animals (hey will bring top prices for beef. One of ihc finest of the nulmuls bought by Mr. Wnhl k While Prince, n tcn-monlhs-old bull, which -was among the group ex- hlbllcd in the livestock division «l (he Mississippi County mir. This animal | s rcglslerdl in Die American Shorthorn herd book !u Ohlcago as are nthrre which he l.'lans to use as the foundation of Ills herd. g- on Mississippi county farms, Tills breed Is pnrtlculiuly recommended for 11.1, nvcrngi! farm- rr, according (o County Agent o S. Unlrlp, because of their dur.l purpose (iiiiilltle.s although those who urmv cattle strictly for one purpose find oilier breeds nrncll- cnl. Milking shorthorns were llrsl bred in England as early as 1180 Only two other farmers in nic,, known ] lo Imve tills this breed of.cirtlj'r,;" They arc Slahley FnulcnlMtrg'of.thc Lost Cane com- 'iniiiity «;ici J. \v. lo-ccli of Yitr- 1:'0. IIULVCSI In milking .shor 1 horns, however, Is being aroused by those famillnr with Ihelr advantages and It Is believed that within the. next few'years nmny inlmals of this lypc will bo found mid now more thnn half of (he milk entile In tlinl country lire shorthorns. The Milking shorthorn entile club was organlm! In Chicago In 1012 and nnlmnls of llils breed have l>ccn Imported slradlly lo the United Stales since that, time, although the past 10 or 12 years have seen the great cst Increase 111 the popularity of tlmt breed In this country. Mr. Walil hns Ijeen eiilhuslnsllc over Ihese Kiwi-thorns for some time. He stvys the cow that holds Hie world's record for milk production Is a red shorthorn that on April 7 completed an,official record of 41,044 ppimils in n .-year during which lime (he animal gained 224 pounds In weight. Tlw world's btittcrfat champion Is Mclba J5lli of OnrlMlnra with 32032 pounds of milk mid 1,01-1 .loiiiuls- of •bulterfai hi : one year. This cow Is owned by n conccr in New, South Wales. •. I3r. Btuticli liinnnstcln, of New York City; Dnvld Giundfeit of Ultle Hock, and Nathan Welsi'rmn ol Dallas, will be the speakers In lemplc Israel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, It was announced today by I. Miller of Hie congregation, who Is In chaige of mrangltig this meeting. Their messages will be or Intei- csl and timely, he stated, and every mcmbci possible should not inks the opportunity O f healing them. He Issued Rn invitation to all. Adcnclds aie moie prevalent in (he middle clnis than amon» Hie poorer classes of people. NOTICE Female Pointei picked up in Sennlii, Mo, belongs to someone in Bly- tlieviile. Pov infoinin- l .I6n call Ernest Halsell at (he Hustle Inn director of athletics at the University tf Minnesota, Itemizes It: shoes, $12; headgear ami .sliouldcn lads, $0.50 euch; pruils, .8.50; hip )nds, $7;!. Jerseys, $5, and oilier Miscellany ranging from, additional hip ptul.yal $2.50 Ib imdershirl.i at SO SM.SO. cenLs—at a lolal of abou , ivalu c; -^ill h.e enable fhn : ' : (tc.part. Wri(ri.n ' pro Bananas for Xulmcg- Slat« NEW LONDON, Conn. (UP)- Jascn Thonws hopes to harvest bananas in the cellar this winter He grew a 10-Ioot plant in the garden during the summer and moved it Indoors near lire furnaci- Speedy little Uvo-man. li»ht Innlrc nt i>.•;!„;,,v -, ., ' . ' when cold weather arrived. T" village, en route lo the We ,en fron £ fL •,1 I™* lOKCS """^ thrOU|h *" mi « fn "™ ™™ h still zrowinr western front. The. are armed w!t h czcchoslovaklan Bren guns, one ol the •till gmlne. world . s mosl eHfc . |ent . Vhy the Comptroller Is Not' a Football Fan MINNEAPOLIS, -Jflnn. (UP; — When yon sec. one of llio.se cloven football players tret out on the field this Saturday protected by regular gridiron equipment, remember that it represents an investment of $621.50 by the films mater. It cosls $56.50 to provide n football player with first class equipment as Frank McCormick, DRIVE TO LEFTY'S -SERVICE STATION ARK-MO STATE UNH FOR Gas and Oil NOW MANAGED BY Walter Cox, Jr. and E. M. Murray Motor Cattle Rustlers Busy in East Quebec MONTREAL. (UP) — Provlncla lollce are seeking a gang of "mo- orbed" cattle rustlers who arc iperating in Quebec's eastern oiymhlp. ' Police have received several cojn- ilalnts that the rustlers, using asl trucks, are making night raids n roadside pastures in (he (own- hips and carting away slcers nf- er slaughtering lliem. The raids arc carefully planned. During the day leconnoltering parties . apparently are .sent out to spot good steers which can be easily captured from (he main highway. Early in the morning, just before dawn, large trucks are driven.lip, the fence Is broken, the cattli- arc driven Into the highway, butchered and the carcasses taken aivay. 'J'he moat is sold to n fence." "butcher Read Courier News REAL COFFEE ALWAYS FRESH BUY A PKG. TODAY • I'alitiul Sdll nil Mail PITTSBURGH <UPV - Xunougi Austria und Czechoslovakia hav been nibbed oil European nuipj U. S. commercial map-makers ar sliniillng firm en the Polish Inva slon. The famalllr pink area used lo designate the former flcpiibll of Poland will reniuln michnngec milll .(he war In Europe | s over ncconllng to William Tnuch, repre- sentallvD of ,1 large mail-making concern. 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