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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 16. 1917.
TO START CAMP WORK
Announcement From Washing
ton That Two and Half Mil
lion Will Be Spent at
(From it Sfaft Correspondent.)
Des Moines, June 15. (Special.
The government will start construe
five work at the conscriptive army
camp here within a short time, it has
been announced trom Washington
and will expend about $2,500,000.
Some 2t.000.000 feet of lumber will
be required and approximately 5,000
workmen will be employed. It 18
expected the contracts for the work
will be let soon, lhe government i
plan is to let the contract to one man
and he will let subcontracts.
Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of Columbia university, was one of
the principal speakers at the state
bankers convention which met yet-
terday. Peter Goebel of Kansas City,
president of the American Bankers'
association, also addressed the con
vention. More than 2,000 Iowa bank
ers are in attendance. Geonre S,
Parker of Sioux City .is president of
the association. S. M. Leach of Adel
is slated for the presidencv next vear.
Fi D. Ball of Creston and O. F. Fryer
ot f airfield are candidates for treas
To Buy 150,000 Horses.
The government has announced
that it will buy 150,000 horses in the
central zone tor use by the new con
script army. Eleven officers of the
regular army were in Des Moines
yesterday lor a preliminary inspection
ot horses in the yards of Joe Nugent
who has been buying for the allies
since the outbreak of the war. The
officers purchased thirty-six out of
Red Cross Campaign Starts.
The Red Cross campaign will start
in Iowa next week, which has been
. officially designated by President Wil-
' son and by Governor Harding as Ked
cross week, lewa is expected to raise
?.),UUO,UUU tor the Ked Cross fund.
Bank Commission Gets Offices,
ine new state banking commission
created by the last legislature will
have its offices in the state house in
the rooms now used by the State
Pharmacy commission. The phar
macy commission will be given offices
in one ot the swanson flats. Addi
tional room for the banking depart
ment will also be provided bv utiliz
ing a portion of the room just south
ot the phramacy commission office,
now used by the state architects. The
architects will use the room just
south of their present one, now a part
of the county accounting department
Caddock Will Buy Land.
Earl Caddock. heavvweieht wrest
ling champion, will put his money in
Jowa land, thus tollowine the exam
pie of Frank Gotch. Caddock staged
a wrestling contest before the state
bankers convention here last night.
He told friends that Iowa land was
the best investment he knew of and
that was where his money was eoine.
He has also bought a big bunch of
Liberty bonds. Ladnock has picked
out a farm of 160 acres not far from
his home town of Anita, -which he
expects to buy. It has been offered
to Jjim for $200 an acre.
The consolidation of the Merchants
Life Insurance company of Burling
ton and the Preferred Life Insurance
company of Grand Rapids was an
nounced today. W. W. Watts is to
be the head of the new company. The
consolidated company will have ap
proximately $60,000,000 of business
in force. $2,000,000 in assets and cap
ital stock of $400,000.
Messenger Names Force.
George H. Messenger of Linden,
state banking commissioner, who will
aamiic ma new uuues juiy nas an
nounced the followine anoointments:
J. M. Woodworth, Grinnell, chief in
spector. Uther inspectors, H. A. Barr,
Sioux City: R. T. Fuller. Mason Citv:
V. W. Miller, Cedar Rapids; W. O.
need, tidora; Fred J. Bole, Hancock;
Vcrn R. Martin, Oelwein; H. B.
Schloe, Perry; R. F. Wilson, Fairfield.
Members of the office force will be:
Roy AJber, chief clerk; Adolph E.
Griffin and Sarah G. French of Des
Moines. Charles A. Mains, who has
been chief banking inspector, has ac
cepted a position with the Waterloo
Loan and Trust company.
Italian Commission on Trip.
The Italian war commission will
visit Burlington Saturday. Governor
Harding, who has been invited to
Burlington to meet the council, will
not be able to accept the invitation, as
he will not get back from Washing
ton until the first of next week.
The governor has named the fol
lowing committee to represent him:
Hon. C. E. Pickett, Waterloo; Col
onel N. P. French, Davenport; C H.
McNidcr, Waterloo. A private car
will be sent from Burlington to Fort
Madison to meet the commission.
Red Oak Will Have Big
Patriotic Rally Friday
Red Oak. la.. Tunc 15 CSnerial
One of the big features of Governor's
day here on Friday of next week will
be the auction sale' of a 3-week-old
can lor the benefit of the Montgom
ery County chapter of the American
National Red Cross. The calf i thr
gift of John Hossle, 7-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hossle. Immedi
ately after the address of Governor
naming the calt will be sold to the
highest bidder by auctioneers in the
public square park and the proceeds
will go into the Red Cross treasury.
1 he purpose of the dav is to bring
the people of southwestern Iowa to
gether in one grand rally to stir their
patriotism to a point not yet reached
and to make a demonstration in
honor of the members of the Iowa
National Guard and the men who
registered on June 5, and are subject
to military service upon the call of
Governor Harding and Honorable
James B. Weaver of Des Moines will
deliver addresses. Several military
features arc being arranged, among
which will be an exhibition drill by
Company M of Red Oak, Company
F of Villisca, Company E of Shen
andoah and Company I of Glenwood.
Irish Charged With Rebellion
To Be Freed by Government
London. June 15. It was an
nounced in the House of Commons
this afternoon that the government
had decided to release all the prison
ers taken in the Irish rebellion Easter
Sunday, a year ago.
North German Gazette Says In
creased Tonnage Only Means
Increased Loss for the
Berlin, June 14. (Via London, June
15.) Under the caption, "Submarine
Warfare and War Costs." the North
German Gazette has the following to
'In none of the warring countries
has the question of war costs at
tracted that degree of attention one
was previously led to believe itvould.
One is almost incli.ied to assert that
the higher the war costs amount, the
less attention they arouse and Lloyd
George's word concerning the last sil
ver bullets will probably never come
The .entrance of the United States
into the war ii accounted for in no
small degree by the circumstance that
they long since became the creditors
of our enemies, whose bankruptcy
they saw approaching and desired to
avert as far as possible. In connec
tion with the participation in the war
of the United States and their far
reaching ship building plans, it is
especially desirable to project the
question of the costs of submarine
warfare into public discussion. How
do the material losses of our enemies
compare with those we arc suffering?
1 lie answer is quite plain.
"Offsettins the monstrous values
which the entente powers are losing
daily in ships and cargoes, foremost
of which are those of England, not
to mention the costs of meeting the
submarine war, our losses are almost
infinitesimal. They consist only in
U-boats and munitions. This wholly
unequal proportion becomes more
pronounced as the submarine cam
paign goes on.
Only Means Greater Loss.
"The more our enemies invest in
ship building, the greater will be the
ratio of values wiped out and to this
increased extent we are permitted to
consider the success of our U-boat
campaign as an economic gain of Im
"To he sure our enemies set up
the slogan of 'ton for ton,' on which
basis they propose to obtain restitu
tion for losses sustained through our
submarines. Seriously, they are hard
ly expecting to realuc such a peace
condition. Such prospects never did
obtain and today they are more re
mote than ever. We may confidently
permit our U-boats lo make reply to
such a boasiful demand."
FRANCE NEEDS AID IN
WHITE PLAGUE FIGHT
Death Rate Twice That of
America, Says Dr. Far
rand of Rockefeller
Kansas City Board Lifts
Ban on Price of Corn
Kansas City, June 15. The board
of directors of the Kansas City Board
of Trade passed a resolution today
removing the maximum price on July
corn, but restricting trading in Ihi.,
option to the closing of old contracts.
'1 he resolution r.lso staled that new
sales of wheat and coin for July de
livery will be permitted only when an
absolute showing can be made that
the grain is in a position for immedi
ttoulder, Colo., June IS. Need of
asistance from America in the hunt
against tuberculosis in the French
army was set forth by Dr. Livingston
Farrand, president of the University
of Colorado and director of the mis
sion to be sent to France by the
Rockefeller foundation, in a state
ment he made before leaving for
Paris. Or. Fiiriand was for ten years
executive sccrciary of the National
Association for the Study ami 1'ie
vention of Tuberculosis.
"The French death rate front tu
berculosis is, roughly, twice that of
America and three times that of Eng
land," said Dr. Farrand. Normally
France has a high death rate and a
low birth rate and with the increase
in tuberculosis brought about by the
war it is evident that something must
be done and without delay.
Plague is Increasing.
"It is estimated in reports to the
Rockefeller foundation that 150,000
soldiers have been discharged from
the French army because of active
tuberculosis. Nor is this condition
con lined to the army. Refugees from
the occupied districts of northern
France are breaking down in large
numbers and the French prisoners
returned from Germany show a high
"A special commission has been
created to care for tubercular soldiers.
This work is of the greatejt impor
tance and must go on. It is doubt
ful, however, if at the end of this year
there ill be more than 10,000 or 12,
000 beds available for tuberculosis pa
tients in th. whole of France, and
they will be occupied almost exclu
sively by soldiers.
"Conservative estimates indicate
500,000 cases in the country. It is
obvious that whatever preventive
measures ean be laid down, an imme
diate need is for hospital accommoda
tions, and there u no more pathetic
appeal to which wealthy Am rieans
"The extension of infectious dis
eases in one land in these days is a
menace to all. So you see while we
shall be fighting the battle against
tuberculosis on the first line there in
France, we shall really be fighting
America's battle as well.
"The fundamental idea behind the
Rockefeller foundation in going into
this work is not one of relief; it is a
wish to co-operate in working out a
system for the prevention of tuber
culosis and betterment of public
heaith in general. We are going to
France to place at its disposal such
experience as we have had in tha
American Tanker Sunk 1
After Two Hours' Fight
Washington. June 15. The Ameri
can tank steamer Moreni was sunk
by a German submarine June 12 after
a running riht of two hours. Four of
the crew lost their lives.
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