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H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1917. VOL XLIII No. 28
CHOOLS OF PARISH COMPLETE SUCCESSL ERM
Sheriff Brewster Sends Cards and Blanks to Registars for June 5
GOV. HIGH HASI
BIG CROWD AT
e.qtage Beautifully Decorated i
and Large Class of
SOHN CROSS IS
gram of Exercises and
- Roll of Graduating
The commencement exercises of
Covington High School took
ce at the school auditorium Tues
, May 29, 1917, at 8 o'clock p.
The stage was 'beautifclly dec
:, a;sisted b yMliss Paysinger and I
'pils), the class motto, "To the 1
rnt," being worked in twisted
tosses and suspended in front. 1
iNack of this on the wall was the
rled American. flag. Bamboo
other green decorations and 1
wers made a fitting setting for the 1
utiful girls that occupied the
, one of the prettiest of gradu
M," Master Warner, son of Mr. and
. J. H. Warner, won warm ap
use on his announcement of the
sntation of the flag by his moth
He was especially ingratiating
his statement that the best of all
that "mother made it."
The crowd was so large that some
mre not able to get seats, and the
trances to the auditorium Were fill
with interested auditors.
John Cross, wtho was class presi
4enat, has been excused from school
Sor the past month in order that he
.lght attend to the cultivation of
.right acres of land that he has plant
"id at his home farm. This was in
formity with instructions from
4te Superintendent Harris, who
svore this privilege to any pupil who
AWss considered so far advanced in
.it studies as to be able to accom
iE this farm work without injur
ig his chances of passing exami
Following was the program:
`; 'Song by Class-"Lovely Night."
I retident's 4ddres-- Jhn Cro'.
, , Es~ay-"lmmigration' - Dy .ie
_ 'Class History---Olga P anchar .
A.dless-Mr. C. A. t.os, State
.igl School Inspector.
c'Presentation of Dip:oms -Shpt. E.
The graduates were: John iro-.,
ca Thomas, Gladys Sonitt, Olga
suchard, Minnette Laird, Ethel
er, Irma Bierhorst, Lydia Strain,
ha McNeely, Edna Strain, Ruth
ras, Oreice Pierce, Rachael Kee:,
J$ames Burns, Josie Frederick, Law
Jigae Smith, Madelyn Palnche, Ruby
.-heeder, Clarice Langworthy, Edith
hMeath. Leonora Coffee.
SAfter the exercises there was dane
V.efreshments were served by the
Shool League, for the benefit of the
Class History of 1917.
As the class of 1917 takes leave
'from the walls of our endeared and
y.aerished "C. H. S." we do so with
(Continued on page 2)
OHARLIE CHAPLIN IN "THE
-:You may ask everybody in Cov
ston, "do you like Charlie Chap
,Ia?" and the answer will be that
tey them elves would not go over
street to see him, but whenever
.harl'e comes out on the screen to
t h's capers he always -has the
.aosolation of knowing' that there
a full hou,-e there to see him, and
less a good many patrons take in
aix o'cock show today they will
to find accommodation for some
the later performances. Along
th Charlie in "The Fireman" will
k :;s run a Mutual Weekly and a two
-lit drama. The admission on this
' dis 10 cents for everybody, every
and every adult. Doors open
6 p. m.
i"landay's performance will be Nor
Talmadge in "The Devil's Red
le," five parts, and a two part
1ystone Comedy entitled "The Dan
Girl," featur:ng Gloria Swanson
Doors open at 5 p. m. Admi:sion
and 15 cents.
3Monday and Tuesday will be pre
a five part Paramount feature
titled "The Dummy," featuring
,Wednesday will be presented the
th chapter of Gloria's Romance
a one reel Bray Cartoon and a
reel comedy. Doors open at
. m. Admission'5 and 10 centt.
reday will be presented "The
of 'Romance," five parts.' The
will be open at 7 p. m. Ad
on 5 and 10 cents.
Jas. Blankenship left atcur
noon to rhs h-omre
.Ala., after a vlt r..
sad " r s.
FLAG RAISING kT
JUNE 5 TO BE
DAY OF DAYS
Flag Presented by Mrs. J.
H. Warner and Pole by
TO MAKE ADDRESSES
Patriotic Songs by College
and Schools, Boy Scouts
to Raise Flag.
The 86-foot flag pole for the flag
raising of the Association of Com
merce has been painted and placed
on the grounds ready to be put in
position. Other arrangements have
been completed, so that thqeifth of
June celebration may be expected to
be one of the patriotic events to be
remembered. Mrs. J. H. Warner
will have the big flag ready. It is
the work of her own hands, donated
to the Association for this flag day.
The 86-foot flag pole was a personal
donation by the mayor and memoers
of the council.
The following program has been I
Mayor Lacroix, Master of Cere
Address-Hon R. Burton Smith.
Patriotic Song-St. Paul's College.
Address-Senator E. M. Stafford.
Song-By St Scholast!ca's Acade
Address-Hon. E. G. Davis.
Raising of Flag-By Boy Scouts.
Audience will sing "The *Star
Spangled Banner" while the flag is
The ceremonies will begin at 3:30,
The citizen's ticket has been pre
sented to the public and the candi
dates on it are well known to all,
but the carrying out of objects and
purposes of this campaign are so im
portant to the future prosperity of
the town that we wish no opportuni
ty to pass that may in any way as
sist us in impressing this importance
upon the voters, or that may assist
as to success. The following letters,
coming from men who may be relied
upon, both as to keen business sense
an! moral integrity, we believe will
have weight with the people who are
thoughtful and who are interested
in the welfare of the town. There
fore we publish them.
S'IHE CITIZEN'S LEAGUE.
Covington, La., May 25, 1917.
Mr. Robt. L. Aubert, Covington, La.
Dear Mr. Aubert:-Replying to
your favor of the 24th, it affords me
pleasure to say that I consider you
eminently qualified, in every respect,
to discharge the duties of Mayor of
the town of Covington. In fact, the
town stands very badly in need of a
business administration just at this
time and I feel confident you can
and will meet the requirements of
the situation as far as conditions
will permit. With an annual rev
enue of some fourteen or fifteen
thousand dollars, the town of Cov
ington should be kept in tip-top con
dition and have no debts. But in
stead of this, we see the town in
deplorable condition, both physically
and financially, and nothing to show
for the large amount of revenue col
lected. During the seven years that
I have lived in Covington, I have
been in position to know something
of the financePof the town, and I
have seen them go from bad to
worse in that time, until today it
looks like the town is practically
.bankrapt. When a private corpora
tion, a firm or an individual sees
that the expenditures are running in
excess of the revenue, they usually
stop the expenditures in some direc
tion so as to "keep ahead of the
hounds" or go out of business. The
town cannot go out of business, but
its affairs can and should be run in
such manner as to pay its debts and
give the tax payers value received.
Considering the agitation, over the
liquor question since the United
States entered into the European
sona8ict, Covington may shortly be
deprived of its revenue from the sa
loons. This will reduce total rev
enues some five or six thousand dol
lars. Has anything been done iyV
our town authorities to anticipate
this condition? Why should.we wait
until it is forced on us -before trying
to get our affairs in shape to with
stand the change? During the next
four or five years, more than ever
before, the town of Covington will
need an intelligent, economical pnd
.conscientious administrSi9, In my
humble opinion, I belfive you, as
SMayor of the town, could meet these
1 With, it goed wishes, I am,
I T- 4t t~ruyoea
UBL LEHS RSTING ON CATHEDRAL, AND BUILDING WHERE WAR PLANS ARE FORMED
Remarkable photograph showing a shell bursting on the ancient cathedral
of Reims. This beautiful and famous structure has long been a favorite target
of the German gunners, and a recent report by an architect says it is in danger
Sof utter collapse.
The second annual banquet -of the
Covington High School Alumni As
soci-,tion was held at Gabe's Tavern,
Saturday evening, May 26. A de
licious supper was sor' ed and dur
ing the course toasts were given and
several of the members of the alumni
gave talks. Miss Rebecca Thomas
presided as toastmaster in place of
George Brooks who held that office
but was unable to be here for the
banquet. MI.s Norma Weair gave
a sketch on "len in Ger.eral,' but
during the talk emphaslted the
"special man" or 'he "one particular
man." Miss Ruth Burns" gave a
toast to the alumni and pledged the
loyalty of the c:ass of 1917 forever
to the Alumni. Miss Elise Ray, as
president of the Association, spoke
in behalf of the alumni, also welcom
ing the class of 1917 to it.
Those present were:
1914 Class-Miss Norma Weaver.
1915 Class-Miss Elise Ray.
1916 Class-Miss Alice Ostendorf,
Miss Rtiby Reeder and Miss Myrtle
1917 Class-Miss Rebecca Thom
as, :Mis3 Ethel Fisher, Miss Madelyn
Planche, Miss Ruth Burns, Miss Josle
Frederick, Miss Gladys Soniat, and
Mes;rs. Jas. Burns and Lawrence
The alumni had as its honorary
guest Prof. A. J. Park, principal of
the Covington High Scifool.
During the business session, which
followed the banquet, the following
officers were elected for the term of
1resident, Miss Rebecca Thomas;
vice-president, Miss Alice Ostendorf;
secretary-treasurer, Miss Josie Fred
erick; toastmaster, Mr. Lawrence
AT THE JONE'S
Quite elaborate plans have been
made for the lawn party to talke
place at the residence of Mr. and
:Mrs. J. S. Jones, for the benefit of
Methodist Church, Saturday, June .,
1911>-The commodious front gal
lery will be draped for staged enter
tainments and there will be patri
otic speaking and the singing of pa
Special attention will be given to
the amusement of the children, and
the hours devoted to them will be
from 4 to 6:30 p. m. The hours
for adults will be fron 8 o'clock
All are invited to attend.
Mr. Robt. L. Aubert, Covington, La.
Dear Sir:-Having been in Ipny
employ for several years when you
were quite a young man and for the
past five years as auditor for the
company I represent, I cannot re
frain from writing you to express
my hearty approval of your candi
dacy for Mayor of our town.
I feel that I am in a position to
judge your efficiency as I have tested
your worth in many ways and have
always found in you the right metal.
E. J. DOMIRG.UE.
TO THE PUBIAC.
I wish to announce that I have
withdrawn my candidacy for Day
Marshal of the town of Covington.
I greatly appreciate the loyalty of
mr -frleha t 4st7" ue sf
Sheriff Brewster, as chairman of
the Registration Board. for the reg
istration of those required to regis
ter on June 5, 1917, has sent to the
registrars of the various wards and
precincts the cards; blanks and sta
tionery that will be required in the
performance of their duties on this
Precautions i-ivs been taken to'
compel a complete registration of all
between the ages of 21 and 30 years
of age, both inclisive. There has
been no. intimation that there will
be any trouble in securing a full
registration. Should there be any
inclined to evade the law, the penal- t
ty is so severe that the attempt to
do so would be foolish. It is said
that the year's term of imprison
ment provided for this offense must
be served after the delinquent has
served his time in the army-not
before. So he would not only be
registered and compelled to serve.
but would be imprisoned afterward.
To Protect Your Checks
From Being Raised
Mr. O. B. Boone, of the Todd Pro
te:tograph Company, is registered
at the New Southern. Mr. lIBo.ne
has a window space rented at LIon's
Pharmacy, phone 25, where he will
be for the next few days and will
be glad tib meet any business man
or any one ;else interested in the
protection heir checks from being
tampered with by forgery, changing
payees name or raising the amount.
He exposes all the methods used by
professional crooks as well as ama
teur check raisers. Talking with
Mr. Boone today he states:
"It is easy to raise your cheek.
A couple of drops of acid-ordinary
"bookkeeper's friend"-sold )every
where-and, presto! the check rais
er has your genuine check in blank
-with your genuine signature.
"He can write in any amount your
bank account is worth-$500 or
$5000-make it payable to himself,
or to "bearer" and how are you ever
going to prove it is altered?
"So I tell you that is the reason
you see the careful, conservative
business men adopting the Protecto
graph System of writing and protect
ing checks-there are over 800,000
"And you know that every, time
there is a machine sold that it in
creases the danger to the non-users.
The estimated yearly loss on altered
checks in the country alone amounts
to over $23,000,000, and this loss
must fall on the non-users of the
Protectograph systems. Every bank
-and leading business men endorse
and use our systems. So I tell you
again it will pay a man to look into
this matter while same can be care
fully explained to him without cost."
SHOPS, 6 & 7
The movement of the -merchants
to close stores at 6 p. m. have been
so successful that it is said there
is but one keeping open. It is clafin
ed that the light bill cost for keep
I ing open will e~ee.: the prafits on
sales made hin the evedlP s. The
early closing a gret relif.
::yy .".,,mt. . ' ",ý
T1e WAar co1lege building at Washington, wihre military policies are shaped and war confereneeu held.
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Covington, La., May 28, 1917.
Annual meeting of Covington As
sociation of Commerce held this day.
Present: J. H. Warner, E. R. Mos
es, J. T. Hester, Carl Bougere, H.
A. Mackie, D. H. Mason, Harvey E.
Ellis, A. D. Schwartz, John L. Hal
ler, Jacob Seller, F. L. Galligher, C.
W. Alexius, W. H. Kentzel, Fred J.
Heintz, H. J. Ostendorf, E. G. Davis,
W. D. Molloy, Robt. L. Aubert, W.
Reading of minutes of meeting of
May 21 were read and approved.
Report of committee on new de
pot was received and more time
Committee on booster book report
ed that the book would be ready for
general distribution in the next two
weeks. Quite a number of sample
copies were on hand and distributed
to the members present.
Committee on patriotic demonstra
tion for June 5th reported every
thing in readiness, also reported that
the flag pole to be erected in the
courthouse yard had beer donated
by the city administration, as a per
Report of committee appointed to
nominate twenty-five names of mem
bers of this Association to serve as
directors for the ensuing year, was
received, as follows:
We, the committeo appointed at
meeting of May 21 to select twenty
five names to serve as directors for
the ensuing year, ,beg leave to sub
mit the following names for your
consideration: R. L. Aubert, W. E.
Boes, Carl Bougere, Robt. Badon,
L. M. Bourgeois, Joseph Delery, E.
J. Domergue, E. G. Davis, Harvey E.
Ellis, N. H. FitzSimons, Fred J.
Heintz, Dr. H. E. ¢autreaux, John
L. Hailer, W. H. Kentzel, H. A.
Mackie, E. R. Moses, G. P. Molloy,
D. H. Mason, H. J. Ostendorf, J. L.
Smith, A. V. Smith, Jacob Seller,
C. E. Schonberg, F. L. Galligher,
J. H. Warner.
The above report was received
without discussion, and the secre
tary instructed to cast the ballot for
the udanimous election of the twen
ty-five members reported by the
committee to serve as directors for
the ensuing year.
There being no further business
for the general meeting, .motion to
adjourn was made and carried, after
which the new board was requested
to meet and elect their officers for
the ensuing year.
Meeting of Board of Directors
elected at general meeting of the
Association this date. Present: R.
L. Aubert, W. E. Boes, Carl Bou
gere, E. G. Davis, Harvey E. Ellis,
Fred J. Heintz, John L. Hailer, W.
H. Kentzel, H. A. Mackie, E. R.
Moses, D. H. Mason, H. J. Osten
dorf, Jacob Seller, F. L. Galligher,
J. H. Warner. Absent: Robt. Ba
don, Lawrence M. Bourgeois, Joseph
Delery, E. J. Domergue, N. H. Fitz
Simons, G. P. Molloy, J. L. Smith,
A. V. Smith, C. E. Schonberg.
There being a quorum present the
meeting took up matter of election
of officers, with the following re
Mr. 1D. H. Mason nominted J. 1H.
Warner as president, seconded by
H. E. Ellis. There being no further
nominations Mr. Warner was elected
unanimously by acclamation.
E. G. Davis nominated H,. A.
Mackie as vice-president, seconded
by E. R. Moses. There being no fur
ther nominations, Mr. Mackie was
unanimously elected by acclamation.
Mr. R. L. Aubert nominated W.
E. Boes as secretary-treasurer, se'
onded by Mr. H. E. Ellis. The're
being no further nominations Mr.
.Boes was elected unanimously by ac
All standing copmittees will be
appointed, by, th resident and an
Snounced at the next regular meeting
Iof the Association, Monday, June 4.
i The board took a; the matter of
Sthle aunla eutertalnmentof the &s
uog ieaua lec itbiefd jt~' c~~btQ in? v9iew
SLIDELL SCHOOL ,
Slidell, La., May 29.---Secretary L.
T. Haney, of the Jackson Highway
Commission, and Mr. Howard 'Eggle
ston, representing the Hackedorn
Contracting Co., of Indianapolis,
Ind., were welcome visitors to 11idell
on May 28th, having been over the
proposed route of the highway, and
are arranging for a trip of the com
mission over the entire route, Chica
go to New Orleans, in October, by
which time it is hoped and really 1
expected that ' the great Jacksonz
Highway will be an established fact,
or at least such progress will have
been made as to enable one to make
the entire trip in- an automobile with I
comparative ease; however, the com
pleted roadway will not be opened
to the general public until about
January 1, 1918.
The exact lines of the Highway are
not yet definitely settled, 'but at this
writing the roadway is completed to
Hattiesburg, Miss., and as at present ,
contemplated will include Bogalusa
in its route, from which Columbia,
Covington and Mandeville will be in
cluded in the route to Slidell. How
ever, the other proposed route along
the N. O. & N. E. R. R. would be
more direct from Hattiesburg to Pur
vis, Lumberton, Poplarville, Derby,
Picayune, Nicholson to Napoleon,
known as the connecting point wth
Louisiana. At Napoleon it is pro
posed to bridge East Pearl River,
and an embankment will be built
through Honey Island to West Pearl
River, which will also be bridged.
The highway here will be an expen- 1
sive proposition and it is proposed
to build the same under a franchise,
and a system of toll charges will-hb
instituted for this section, which will
require an embankment of .three
miles, and two draw bridges, and
will cost about $150,000. This will
connect with the Robert road to Sll
dell, where connection with the May
tield, or the present Lake. road,. will
be had to Lake Pontchartrain at a
point near the Rigolets; from this
point a ferry, capable of accommo
dating twenty automobiles, will op
erate to transfer all traffic free of
(Continued on page 4)
J. B. LANCASTER
Announcement has been made that
the unveiling of the monument of
Judge Jos. B. Lancaster, deceased,
will take place at the Covington
Cemetery Sunday, June 17; 1917.
Judge Lancaster was born in
Brookhaven, Miss., April 10, 1866,
and was educated by the Jesuit
Brothers. He had occupied various
puiblic offices, and at the time of his
death, May 30, 1916, was district
judge of the 26th Judicial District.
He was an active worker of the
Knights of Columbus and the Wood
men of the World, Holly Camp No.
The following notice has been is
v ted by the Woodmen of the World:
'The public in general, the Knights
if ,Columbus and all Camps and
Groves of the Woodmen of the
World of Washington, Tangipahoa
and St. Tammany parishes are in
vited to attend the unveiling of the
monument of deceased Sovere!gn
Jos. B. Lancaster, which will take
place at the eovington Cemetery
Sunday, June 17, 1917, at' 3 o'clock
"Consul Commander Holly Camp
No. 90, W. O. W."
"ROBT. H. DUTSCH,
til later in the year.
There being no further business
motion to adjourn was asle and
SUITS FILED TO
TO TAKE SOME
Politics became a little warm in
iovington, Thursday, when the Cit!
Sna' party filed suit, through Attor
iey A. S. Burns, to have nineteen
lames stricken from the rolls of reg
stered voters. Twenty-two names
were originally listed for suit, three
were taken off by consent, w!thout
auit. This action is brought in coo
'rmity with the law providing for
he purging of the rolls, but there
was considerable adverse criticism
y the Regulars. It was claimed by
!hem that, as these voters had, al
ways voted heretofore, they should .
)e permitted to vote now, and that
the names listed for erasure would
)e proven to have the right to vote.
The Citizens, on the other hand,
point out that three of the names
Listed were stricken out without suit
nd that they feel positive a large
lumber of the others are not legally
antitued to vote; and if they are not
nistaken in their information, prob
Lbly all will be str!cken oif. But it
hey have made a mistake in sub
pitting any names, those voters will,
lot .be deprived of their privilege to
rote and no harm will be done. -
Chat they do not wish any names
o be stricken off that are entitled`
:o vote, but do want all those strick
n off that are not entitled to vote.
Attorney Burns stated that a suit
f this kind was like all other slt*..
It could not be determined how many.
would be won until a decision of the
aourt settled the matter. That he
lit pretty sure of winning at least
twelve of them. If he does, that willl
make fifteen names that will be tAs -
an off as a result of the Citizens so
ion in the matter.
(By Star Correspondent.)
Closing exercises of the Abita
Springs public school:
Oplening son-Columbia, the Geml
of the Ocean-By school.
Reading of Conscription Law-B7T~
Judge A. O. Pons.
Song-"A Little Bit of Cloth, Buts
Red, White and Blue"-By School.
Play-"The Little Last Year--Bf.;
Miss Walsh and Miss Leucke's pu
Clock Song and Daisy Song-RBi``
Address--By Capt. 0. E. Millar.
Play-"The Wake of Paul Re
vere"-By Miss Rayne's pupils.
Address to the graduating class
and awarding of diplomas-aSupt. -.,
Awarding of spelTlng certificatesr
and medals--Capt. G. E. Millar.
Closing Song (class song)-"The.
Star Spangled Banner."
Medals for Scholarship and Gene.'
eral Average-Paul Muttt, He!5mt
Kaustenmacher, Emily Kustenmamch
Medal for Drawing--Daisy Men'
Members of Gfaduat!ng Class-
Elizabeth Sanders, Edith Keen, Mar-:
ion Thompson, Marie Louise Rausch,
Spelling Certificates-Paul Mutti,
Adolph Schreck, Ruth Schreck, Hel-.
en Kustenmacher, Lola Page, Emil
Kustenmacher, Hilda Oramous, Mil
dred Abney, Daisy Mendow, Marion.
Thompson, Marie Louis Rausch, Ber-;
tha Boley, Elizabeth Sanders, L'lian
Hardouain, Louise DeMerlier, Roland
Peyret, Gladys Keen, Julian Har
donin, Amelia Hardoui..
Improvements is Abita.
Hickory street bridge is now open
for traffc and we notice many other
improvements. There are extensive
street improvements, including shell
Patrioti Demonstratin Wednesday.
There will be a grand patriotice
lg rai sing and dance at the Pa-
U-.- ~ i~~m a ~~casl
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