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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1918.
OUR SPECIAL. EDITION.
The Chief in issuing a special edi
tion of ten pages today in accordance
with A .uggestion from the National
War Savings (;ommittee and for the
purpose of giving publicity to the
war savings stamps drive which open
ed June 21, and we desire to make
acknowledgement orf the liberal and
patriotic co-operation of the twenty
odd local merchants and business
men whose patronage has enabled us
tn c.irrv this project into execution.
VWe have (quoted our very lowest
rate for the advertising and can con
scientiously aver that in no measure
are we capitalizing patriotism or
feathering our own nest by the ven
ture. (n the 4ontrary, the time, la
bor and material employed in getting.
out this edition include a consider
able contribution of our own to the
good cause our advertisers and our
selves are aiming to serve.
To them a generous meed of pub
Me appreciation is due, and we trust
it will he forthcoming in a measure
of patronage that will bring back to
these enterprising and loyal citizens
a rich reward for the expenditure
they have incurred in this instance.
Line up and sign up on National
War Sawings Day.
The philosophy of the W. S. S. is
save, save, save.
Lend Your Money As Freely
As They Are Giving Their Lives
You don't have to fight, you don't have to die.
Your son does, or your brother who is now across the way
or the kid now in khaki to whom you used to give pennies a
short time ago.
That money you have laid away for 4'a rainy day"-wouldn't
you give every nickel of it to keep a Hun's knife away from
Well, the Hun is here, and so is his knife-and so is the "rainy
day"-it's raining now, raining bombs and shrapnel upon our
boys "over there."
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
National War Savings Day
' _ the nation will ca.: upon you, not just your
.ei - ut. YOU-to pledge i elf to the purchase of a
: certain number of War Savings Stamps during 1918. Lend
your money as freely as they are giving their lives.
NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE
THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED FOR THE WINNING OF THE WAR BY
CENTRAL HOTEL, MRS. C. 0. PELTIER, Proprietor
On June 28, Prove You
Are a Loyal American
Will you greet the Fourth of July with a free conscience?
Or will you spend the Fourth in shame-faced guilt?
June 28th has been set as National War Savings Day.
Your country expects you on that day to pledge every
penny you can, up to $1000, toward the purchase of War
The price of American citizenship is no longer cheap. A
new hour has struck. The crash of war has ground all
semblance of cheapness out of being an American. It is
now a dear-bought honor. You must pay.
On June 28 Your Country Ask You to
Balance Your Patriotic Cash Account
Every penny you withhold, that you are able to give, ex
tends aid and comfort to the enemy.
No sordid legal summons will, for the present, compel
payment. You are called to payment by the higher,
more chivalric summons to volunteer on June 28th your
pledge to purchase this year every dollar's worth of War
Savings Stamps you can buy.
NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE
THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED FOR THE WINNING OF THE WAR BY
A. BLOCH, Donaldsonville, La.
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WE MUST ALL DO OUR PART.
Few people, indeed, in this coun
try now fail to realize that we are
fighting a brutal, relentless enemy.
The indictment against the Hun
grows stronger every day. He is ab
solutely devoid of pity or chivalry.
An American correspondent reports
a conversation with a crippled British
officer who, after a long stay in Ger
man prison pens, had been exchang
The officer told of men so feeble
I from lack of food and bad conditions
as to be able scarcely to stand being
forced to work at the point of a bayo
net until they dropped from sheer
weakness; of badly set gun-fractured
arms and legs; of soldiers buried to
the accompaniment of the jeers of
(;C:rman soldiers; of the long jour
neys of the badly wounded without
relief of dressings, food, or water; of
wounded prisoners marched to ex
hitustion and then shot down like
dogs when they no longer could walk;
of prisoners put into camps where ty
This is the kind of enemy we are
fighting, and this is why all of us
must get down and put every bit of
our strength back of the government.
For one thing, we must buy only those
things necessary to maintain our
selves in the most efficient condition.
That will give the government more
labor and materials for war purposes.
And then with our savings we,must
buy war savings stamps. That will
give the government current funds
v. ith which to use labor and materials
in the successful prosecution of the
war. We must do as President Wil
son asks us to do in his message
pledge ourselves on or before June
28 to save constantly and to buy
regularly government securities. We
shaill then be doing our part.
Don't Be Afraid to Harrow Corn.
We cultivate corn for three rea
sons, namely: to kill weeds, to con
serve moisture, and to permit a free
circulation of the air through the
soil. The best time to kill the weeds
is just when they are beginning to
grow. This can be done very effect
ively before and after your corn is
up, provided you are not afraid to
make use of the harrow. A few
stalks may be pulled up, but even if
they are, the good that will be ac
complished will more than overbal
ance the little harm done in pulling
up a few stalks. A light sharp-tooth
ed harrow should do very good work.
Yours for shallow cultivation of
corn, J. O. MONTEGUT,
Parish Farm Agent.
The most important thing for the
people to do is to think the matter
over in advance and decide just what
they will be able to accomplish by
making sacrifices-very much less
than the soldiers are making-and
then be ready when the time. comes
to obligate themselves to purchase all
the war savings stamps they possibly
can. What if a person oes with
out things he is accustomed to hav
ing? A soldier boy home on furlough
said, "People should remember that
it is important to get done with this
war as soon as possible, and the thing
to do is to put up the money and get
the men and end it instead of having
it drag on and prevent restoration of
MAY THERE BE NONE UN
ENLISTED ON THAT DAY!
!Remember what President
Woodrow Wilson says in his
proclamation to the people of
the United States:
"I earnestly appeal to every
man, woman and child td
pledge themselves on or before
the 28th of June to serve con
stantly and to buy as regularly
as possible the securities of the
government, and to do this as
far as possible through mem
bership in War Savings So
cieties. The 28th of June ends
this special period of enlist
ment in the great volunteer
army of production and saving
here at home. May there be
none unenlisted' on that day."
CITY COUNCIL IN SESSION.
Proceedings of Monthly Meeting of
Donaldsonville, La., June 10, 1918.
A regular meeting of the commis
sion council was held this day at
7:30 p. m., with Commissioners E. K.
Sims and Alexander Bloomenstiel
present. Absent--John H. Schaff.
The minutes of the regular meet
ing of May 13 were read and ap
Communications were read from
Pugh & Lemann relative to certifi
cates of indebtedness maturing March
1, 1918, held by the West Kentucky
Coal Co. and Pittsburg Coal Co., and
from the National Bank of Com
merce, relative to the same subject.
The clerk was directed to make the
The following report of cash re
ceipts and disbursements for the
month of May was read:
April 30- Balance....... ..... ............$7642.73
May 10-Col. report No. 257.......... 68.90
May 10- Wharf ............. .............. 23.34
May 30-Col. report No. 258............ 42.91
May 30-Market ........... .............. 68.33
May 30-Fines for month............., 92.50
Total............ ................ ..........$7938.71
May 6-Telephone bills ................$ 3.30
May 6-Serapping paper on streets 2.00
May 6-Labor on streets and canal 7.50
May 6-Miguel Acosta. April sal. 115.00
May 6-R. E. Dill, incidentals........ 2.88
May 10-Trans. to Bond Fund, re
port No. 257..................... 17.97
May 11-Donaldsonville Chief ........ 2.50
May 11-Ascension Lumber Yard,... 2.30
May 11-B. Lemann & Bro............. 41.51
May l-X-Ray Pharmacy .............. 7.80
May 11-U. A. Rousseau............... 1.25
May 11-Vigilant Hose Co. No. 3.... 17.27
May 13- Indigents ............ .............. 2.50
May 13-Labor on streets and ditches 7.50
May 13-Scrapping paper on streets 2.00
May 13-Freight on one car tiles.... 53.47
May 18-Repairing meat blocks in
market ............................... 2.05
May 18-Scrapping paper on streets 2.00
May 18-Dr. P. T. Thibodaux, vital
statistics ........... ................ 11.50
May 18-Freight on one car tiles.... 59.21
May 18-John Thompson, washing
fire hose........... ................... 10.00
May 24-Allen Tupper, five cars
tiles........... ........... 979.39
May 24-E. Langbecker, interest
paving certificates.......... 54.46
May 31-Freight on three ears tiles 164.23
May 31-Scrapping paper on streets 2.00
May 3I-Chauffeur Vigilant Hose
Co. No. 3.... .................. 10.00
May 31-Labor in Park................... 19.40
May 31-Unloading and hauling tiles 60.05
May 31-Labor on streets............ 12.46
May 31-Trans. to Bond Fund, re
port No. 8.... ........ .... 7.30
May 31-Monthly '-roll:
R. E. Di l...................... 90.00
A. J. Melancon,............. 25.00
Lucien Acosta ............... 45.00
Donaldsonville Chief .......... 12.50
E. C. Haon.....8.......... 8.3
Total ............... ...... .....$1890.42
May 31-Balance ................................$6048.29
April 30-Balance. ........... ....$3368.00
May 10-Trans. from Gen. Fund,
on report No. 257....$17.97
May 31-Trans. from Gen. Fund,
report No. 25 ........ 7.30-- 25.27
May 31- Balance . . . ..............$3393.27
The following bill was ,read and
Line Material Co..........$42.60
The council then adjourned.
A. J. MELANCON, Clerk.
The Louisiana Council of Defense
has published a booklet containing
numerous recipes for the prepara
tion of potatoes as food,'as compiled
by Mrs. Adele Stewart of :the New
OrI~ans municipal kitchen. Chair
man Walter Lemann of the Ascen
g sion Parish Council of Defense has
been supplied with a quantty. of
these books for free distribution, and
copies may be obtained from him up
Every dollar loaned to the govern
ment helps to save the lives of our
boys at the front. Everyone there
fore should buy war savings stamps.
Instead of squandering your money
on foolish nbn-essentials. or any
other kind of non-essentials, send it
"over the top" with Pershing by in
vesting it in war savings stamps.
As a maximum producer and as a
consumer of necessities only, each
)ne of us will be an accutnulator of
savings. And these savifigs can be
invested in war savings stamps with
benefit both to the government and
When you buy war savings stamps
you do not give your money, you loan
it at 4 per cent compounded quarter
ly. You help your government, but
you help yourself even more.
Our men in the trenches and in the
submarine chasers are doing their
part. Are you doing your part? Buy
war.savings stamps to your utmost
Our nation, not our army and
navy only, is at war. And that means
that all of us not actually fighting
must do our part.
The Consumers' Coal Yard is now
filling orders for coal, at 65 cents per
barrel' in the yard, or 70 cents per
barrel delivered. Phone 41.
Let Uncle Sam do the-spending
now; you spend later. Economize in
every way possible and buy war sav
Buy war savings stamps to the
utmost of your financial capacity,
and then increase your capacity by
Pledge yourself to save to the ut
most and to buy a definite amount of
war savings stamps each month.
You may not be able to fight, but
you certainly can save and buy war
Make every day a thrift day and
help your government end- the war
Make thrift your buy-word.
This se ac. o fort W'IR'inH of the Wa by
. National War S I rI omittee
Ascension Lumber . WERTS SONS, ps.
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Wheat ho Yc r t Patby Worth to You ?
That baby of yours-he's the very center of the Protect the future of that baby of yours-pro
world to you. When he laughs you laugh, when he tect him from future wars, provide for his educa
suffers you suffer. His future-to you that is the tion. Jbin the millions of other American fathers
moset Important problem of life. and mothers. Invest for that baby of yours o
His future-the conditions under which he Is to- June 28th
live depend upon the outcome of this war. His National War Savings Day.
fatsr-the education that is to fit him for the Every $4.17 invested now in W. S. S. will pay
world may depend upon the size of the family ?ow-Lor the baby-$5.O" in January, 1823. Buy all
os eg" wheo he grows up. you can for "that baby of yours.""
NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE
T space contributed.te the Winning of the War &b
DAVID ISRAEL, Shoes and Dr ods Donaldsonville, La.
. DONALDSONVILL E, LA.
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