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SUBSCRIBE FOR The St. Tammany Farmer The St. T ma Fame p $1.00 A YEAR St. any Far~ D. H. MASON, Editor COVIN TON, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1917.VOL X N. DRY KILN TO BE BUILT HERE FOR USE OF FARMERS >C Fiirt Draft of Colored Soldiers To Leave Covington October 6th RED CROSS ASKS FOR CLOTHING AND SUPPLIES FOR WINTER Mrs. R. N. Leonard An nouncs Red Cross Meet for October 3rd. FRANK B. HAYNE REPORTS ON UNiT 24. Says Thet e Mus' Be Con tinued Efforts For Large Supplies. Mrs. R. N. Lc'::ard, chairman of the £·z. Tammany irat.?h of Amer can Red Ccqss. will at..end the raeei ing to ,te he!i O t.,r .J 5I with a heartier realiza:tion thaw: before of the necessity for hard work to sup ply the needs of the sold ers. She has Just received the report of Cha:r m'an fHayne, which goes into details of the necessities of the war, and tells why it is imperative that the greatest exertion shall be put forth. His report shows the excellent work that has been done for Hospita. Unit No. 24, to which St. TamlmanI, 'parish has generously contributed. " Secretary Stier wriies to Mrs. Leonard as follows: New Orlean , Sept. 20, 1917. Mrs. R. Nh Leonard. Chairman St. TammanY Parish Branch Chapter - A. R. C., Covington, La. SMy Dear Mrs. Leonard:-Attach' Sed here please find copy of report of the Chairman, Mr. Frank B. :i-ayne, on the Chapte'r's activities in the organization and perfection : of Base Hospital Unit No. 24. From the statement you will note '"i;the sum of money expended by t'ae k :New Orleans Chalt.er--a,:proxmate .;ly $95,00.o00. In organ zing B. H. I'. No. 24, Mr. Hayne and the members of the Executive Committee are of the t opinion that this Unit will be on an equal footing with the best organ ized Base Hospital Unit in the Am ikerican National Red Cross, and that -all members of the New Orleans SChapter wvil, it I; believed, feet graatfied in knowing taey contribut ,ed the fund that has made possible such an excellent organization. You are, therefore, respectfully re ','-quested to read this report to the , members of the St. Tammany Par ish Branch, and al.so prevail upol your local newspaper to publish !h' report in full if its sp:ace will per a t. If you are successful in th:s I Iw.;ould thank you to forward a cup: of the paper to this office. With further apprecrat on of you' >plendid so-operation. I have lthe honor to remain, Yours very 'truly, SE. V. STIER, .Secretary. To the Members of the New Orleans Chapter American Red ('rloss, New Orleans, La. I trust that every member of the New Orelans Chapter, American Red cross, will carefully read the report of Major John B. Ellio"t, Jr., Di ,ector of Base Hospital Unit No. 24. 1Und I feel sure that they twill be TQrotid to know that it is through their efforts that thls I'nit w:ll, in :the near future, be on its way to the r: ont, as thoroughly equi;ped and --fith as magnificent a personnel a nDY Unit tha w,,ill be sent from any gart of the UInited States. Our Chapter has depositedl to the credit of Mr. A. It. Tipping. Purchas .ag Agent, B. H. 1'. No. 24, $,4,000. I-n addition we have agreed to pay for the nurses' equipment, amount lig to $4.048.50 (wh'.eh sItm s e save in re erve for that purpose). We have already guaranteed to g ve Major El:iott $200 per monti a: long as the war lasts, for ex:ra Com forts and necessities that may b, :eedeed by the IUnit, and not p.. ,-Tided for by the (lovernment. We have also turned over to I;. H. U. No. 24. the folloawing hospital :supplies and so forth, the amoxpt of which I am sure will surprise and m:-tity the members of the C:hapter. 4 fact, all citizens of Lou:siana, as it means months of unt' ring and de - ted work of thousands of patriotic :ad unselfish women. SThe cost of these articles, not tak '-lg into consideration the work of "th women, wxhith rwas '1i1 voluntary, r fully $35.000. e .t'ttn approxi U.rately about $9-,.00o, which our 'ChDapter has so far given B. H. I'. No. 2 4. :.:'The names of the various members: ' +tthe med' al profession, who haxe ., .P teere dto go xWith the Unit for themselves. as they are Sand hen ored by all of our citi _ The names of the nurses are o a so well known, and they will a frticularly mis ed 'by the fami S.Whose suffer'`;,rs thepv have a - and who will look on their re with ge:auine regret, but honor them for their devotion telr country. We ºwho stay at - hould feel that after all what Arave done is so insignificant . (Continued on page 2) POTATO KILN TO BE BUILT HERE FOR THE USE OF FARMERS W. H. Sullivan Will Fur nish Money For Its Construction. ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO MADISONVILLE ROAD. Will Be Turned Over To Parish Council of Defense. Mr. Lewis has given below an ac ..unt of the diiaiculhies enco:,n .ei in the erect.on of a pubiic dry k an for potatoes, for the use of the farm ers of St. Tammany parish. The fx, lowing letter, however, will s ill fur ther expilain Mr. SuAlivan's purpo' and desire in the matter: Bogalusa, La., Sept! 25, 11 . Mr. Harvey E. Ellis, Covington, La. My Dear Mr. Ellis:-With refer ence to my propositiol made to th. people of St. Tammany parish that th's company would pay Jalf. of hlie expenses of building a kiln at Cov ington. We don't want the praDogi tion to 'e mixed up with a stock company and charge 'the people for the-use of the kiln, so nave lecided that .we will do it in the same way as we have here in Washington pa:r ish. Will build the kl In entirely at the cost of this company, the same as we have done at Franklintoal ,nd other places, 'but a little larger kiln, and turn it over to the Parish Coun cil of Defense to be used as they see 'fit. The Great Southern Lumber Company does not want any revenue from the kilns. Yours very truly, W. H. SULLIVAN. Beside the potato kiln, Mr. Sulli van has shown alisposition to be of help to St. Tammany parish, and his kindly fee ngs will be appreciated. The building of the Madisonville shell road is a matter of consider able importance to Covington as well as Madisonville, so much so that a day had been set aside for general contribution of .labor tby the cit'zens. Mr. Sullivan, seeing this published in The Farmer, immedi ately contributed $100 to be used for this purpose. When we say im mediately, we mean immediately, for Mr. Sullivan is a man who never puts off anything till tomorrow, and he 's rather impatient of any one who does. He sent the following letter to this office: Bogalusa, La., Sept. 24, 1917. Mr. D. H. Mason, Editor St. Tam many Farmer, Covington, Louisi ana. My Dear Mr. Mason:-Notice in one of your recent issues that the citizens of Covington are interested in build' ng a good road between Madisonville and Covington, and that you are going to have a day set apart by the Mayor of Covington for the citizens to contribute either labor or money. Beg leave to advise that our com pany is very much interested in the sh p yard at Madisonville, ant it seem'; to 'be very important that good roads should Ibe built between lhe two places to assist in taking ,ace of the large number of men rot king at the place. Having these things in mind, if you will be good enough to advise us when we may sendl our voucher for $100 as our contribut' on to this road, will be very 'glad indeed to send it. Yours tru'y, W. H. SULLIVAN. (B. Grover C. Lewis) I am very glad to announce to the ,)ub:ic and the farmers of St. Tam many parish, that a sweet potato dry kiln w~ll go up in Covington in the next few days. Mr. Sullivan poke here a few weeks ago 'n be half of the Council of Defense, and in his talk he spoke of his undying love for the beantif'li tuown )f Cov ington and his desire to see the town and surrounding country grow, that his heart *was with the farmer and he took pleasure in aiding him in his 'fight for more profits on the farm. As proof of h"s sta'tements he offered'\o put up one-half of the ex pense of a 5.,000-bn !.- (try k in T' be :oca'ed at Covington. I took the matter up with several local parties and finally failed to raise the one half to match MIr. Sullivan. The 'usiness men of Covington were slow to take advantage of an of'e where five or six hundred dollars were being dona'ed for the interes' of the farmers of the immediate sur roundl.ng country. I spent some $2 in telephoning and I am sure the Creat Southern spent'more than $25 send' ng men down thet and in tele phone messages. .'inal.y MJr. IFul vi,. in 'his big, big heart, says to me by letter: "The people of Coving ton must have this dry kiln. It is too good to lose. T ey dlon't know what they are missi; sd I am go ing to build this kiln all by myself Ccontlmued on page 5) NEW CAR AND TRAILER OF MACKIE PINE OIL SPECIALTY COMPANY, INC. M The above picture shows Mr. and Mrs. Young in charge of the tia eling outfit of the Mack e Pine Oil Specialty Company, Incorporated, a new concern of Covington estaublishcd for the purpose of distrhbuiing samples and soliciting orders. It is so arranged that it may be made into comfortable sleeping quarters in case of mishap or delay between towns. It is also fitted with a "unafon," wh ch produces excel'ent music when desired. Pine Oil has proved to have wonderful medicinal and healing power. First trip big success. FEAR OF STORMV SHAKES NERVES AND ALARMS POPULACE Schools In New Orleans Closed and Women Em ployees Sent Home. PHONES KEPT BUSY COVINGTON TO N. O. Covington 'People Secure Rooms at New Southern Thursday Night. The prediction of a storm Thurs day sent a wave of excitement over Covington, and timid people :became alarmed. All sorts of reports were received from New Orleans. It was said that the schools there had been closed and that business places and offices had sent home all women em ployees. Members of Covington (Continued on page 6) ----0 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF A MAN WHO HAS MADE GOOD IN PUBLIC LIFE Ethelred Macauley Stafford. Lawyer, soldier, president pro ten of the State Senate. Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, July 13, 1875. • Educated: Public School and Tu lane Law School. Leaving school in 1890 he secur ed employment with the Southern Pacific Company. He studied law at night and was admitted to tho practice of law in 1898. At the outbreak of the war between the United States and Spain he enl'sted and served his country throughout the period of that conflict. Enter ing politics some years ago he was erected a member of the State Senate serving his constituency in the Sixth District, comprising 'the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Ward-. He was 'first elected to the State Senator'al body in 1908. Four years later he was re-elected and again in 1916. He was elected President Pro Tert of the State Senate at the opening session of the Pleasant administra tion. During his service as a State law maker he has carefully guided the interests of the people. Among his ,)rincipal achievements was the au thorship of the Employers' LtaIbility Act, wh'ch he fostered at Batol touge until the Legislature finally adopted it and placed it on the atatute books. He has also headed a num\ber of prison reform measures, and is also responsible for the adop ticn of the law that provides for the uniform warehouse receipt. Another important piece of legislation that beýame a law as a result of his ac ' vity 'n the upper house is the law requ ring that notices of tax sales be given owners of property. This bit of legislation has been most ef fective and has been the means of preventing a large number of the *- . SAVE FOOD AS A PROTECTION TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY Walter M. Parker Makes Appeal to the People To Save Food/ PLEDGE TO FOOD ADMINISTRATION. Every Flag In Opposition To Germany Is Proxy American Flag. John M. Parker, food administra tor for Louisrana, says that the United States Bureau of Census es timates the poplulation of St. Tam many oparish at 22,990 and the num ber of families at 4790. If each family would 'become a member of the United States Food Administra tion, with a pledge to "carry out the directioins and advice of the Food Admin'strator in the home, insofar as circumstances .permit,: a great saving could be made, which would be of immense value to the country and tend to cheek the advance in price of food stuffs, ivith a like co operation all over the country. Send to the "Federal Food Administrator, Tulane-Newcomb Building, New Or leans," for one of these membership cards. There are no fees or mem bership dues to ibe +paid. The Food Adm"nistrator wishes to have a: members all of those actually handl ing food in the home. A home card of instruction is also issued. Any one may have a home card of in struction, but only those signing the pledges are entitled to membership window card,- which will 1be del vered Aupon receipt of the s'gned pledge. Send for the pledge card. The United States Food Adminis tration gives the following informa tion: Seven years ago a famous Euro pean student of history prophesied that the next great war of the future would not be won by fighting but by famine. We are today fighting that war, and famine is indeed threaten'ng to be its arbiter. (Continued on page 2) smaller propery holdos -losing their property. He is also responsi'ble for the law that gives married women the same rights in reference to the"r separate property as was enjoyed by unmarri ed women. He also assisted in sr: Scur'ng the passage of important con structive legislation that h.s nu:t only proven helpful and beneficial to to the city but to the State at largŽ. He served as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners under the old form of government and dur ing his connection w'th the boarl championed the cause of the men in rank. He is identified with many commercial and industrial enter prises, among which are num:berzd some of the more important 'bus: nesses in Npw Orleans and the State Married: MWss Eugenia Alice Te bault, November 25, 1900. Politics: Democrat. Clubs: Chess, Checker and Whis', Press, Choctaf, Loyal Order of Moose, Jefferson Lodge No. 191, Woodmen of the World; Shriner, Grand Consistory of Louisiana ana the Masonic Lodge. Residence: 1233 Eighth street. a : ·I SOLDIER BOY OF ST. TAMMANY SAYS CAMP* PIKE'S FINE Camp Is a Regular Little City With Sixteen Thousand Men, DON'T HAVE TO BE ROCKED TO SLEEP. Stops' Writing Letter To Answer the Call To Mess. The following letter has been re ceived by Dr. H. D. Builoch, of the 1 Exemption Board, from one of the St. Tammany par'sh boys recently sent to Camp Pike: Camp Pike, Ark', Sept. 22, 11917. 1 Dr. H. D. Bulloch, Covington, La. 4 Dear Doctor-Our 'boys are all getting along fine, only be"ng quar antined. We will hbe confined to our barracks for about fifteen days, ex cept when on drill duty, which is I enough to make us sleep without I being rocked. ,It would be a sight for some of the St. Tammany :people to see this I damp. It is a regular little city. We have something over 16,000 men n here. I have been commissioned ser geant, ant am going to try to make n good. The regiment is badly in need of 'officers, and anyone who trys wi': have a chance to be something more than a private. It is time for mess call so will stop-we don't have much time to write. Yours truly, M. E. LEWIS. LIST OF DEAD LETTERS. Following Is 'he list 'of dead let ters: E. K. Bailey, Ernest Bridges, Geo. Corcoran, Lean Cook, Miss Odette Gibert, Ester Cooper, Mrs. Finars Jenkins, Miss Josephine Kuhn, Miss Melvin King, Corporal John W. Ma hen, Mrs. Belle Thompson. JACOB bEILER, Postmaster. BIA)ND NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Dutsch, who have been spending a few days in New Orleans, have returned 'home. Mss Minnie Easterlain spent the week end here with friends. Mrs. E. McLain and children re turned Wednesday to their home in Lumberton. iMiss., after having spent some time here as the guests of her mother, Mrs. L. Allison. Miss Lou Fisher, of Ponehatoula. was the guest Sunday of Mrs. S. 1. Pittman. Miss C. Mevers, of New Orleans, is spending a while here with her sa'ster, Mrs. Dutsch. 'Mrs. C. E. Taylor, of Madisonvilie, is spending some time here with her mother. Mrs. T. M. Fisher and family, of Bogalusa, are spending a while here .with friends. Mrs. Edw. Koepp and daughter, Iris, of Madisonville, will spend thb week end here ieliting friends. Mr. and Mrs. C. Ragan returned Sunday to their home In Covington, after several days spent here as the guests of Mrs. C. S. Wilkins. '5 -.·; -4-~ SLIDELL DOING G ITS- PART IN WORK FOR. SOLDIERS Meeting of Priscilla Club Sept. 27 Shows Good Work Accomplished. SLIDELL PROUD OF ITS LOCAL BRANCH. Additional Rooms Being Remodeled In High School Annex. (By Mrs. F. F. Wigginton. Slidell, Sept. 27.-The Priscilla Club met on its usual scheduled Monday afternoon with Mrs. Manley as hostess. A majority of the mem 'oers were present and delicious re freshments of cream and cake were t served. Several garments were giv en in and some of the members have finished the sets of three (muffller, mittens and sweater) and have be gun on helmets and socks. The next meeting w':l tbe held Mondeay afternoon at 'the home of Mrs. F. B Richardson. The Slidell Red Cross Auxiliary of St. Tammany Brandh, organized Aug. 10, 1917, went to work Aug. 22, when first garment shipment was made, and have completed up to this writing 123 shoulder wraps, 12 pairs pajamas, 24 pairs 'bed socks, 12 dozen ,pfeces of glauze work, be s':des there are eight complete sam ple boxes made by those who expect to take the examination in surgical dressings. The people of Slidell are proud of the splendid work done by the ladies of the Local Branch, and we wlidd be glad to see al the ladies in town enrolled as members and workers, an* while .we hope the war will not t be long in terminating it ta postfble that America will eventually have to win it 'by her own efforts, alone, and every resource will be required to meet the strain, and the work of preparation done now will be re- 1 garded as an inspiration from Prov' dence, and we should do NOW allt that can posdi'bly 'be done, .as even though the .war ends shortly, enorm ous demands will be made for these articles by those already maimed or wounded who are not now receiving proper attention, and for those rea sons all Slidell ladies are invited to join the Local Red Cross Auti1ary. We meet every Tuesday and Friday, and would like to show anyone in terested in the work what we are I doing. ,Mr. C.OCuyler Jenkins, the new as sistant general manager of Slidell I Ship iBuildint Company, has kindly I donated a hale of sokum, for which the Red Cross ladies desire to thank 4 him sincerely. The Slidell high school has taken possession of two additional rooms in the annex which is being remodel ed 'by Contractor W. J. Windolph and his Knights of Saw and Hatchet fame. Two more rooms will- be ready for occupancy in a 'few days, and it is hoped that this will furnish all the necessary space required, for the whole session of the school. With the recent arrival of Assistant Principal McKnight and Miss Ella Mongrue, the faculty readhes tie number of sixteen, and while some of the little folks are on half day session we hope that the condition will 'be removed promptly. The Slidell School League meets on the first and third 'uesd'ays of each month and the League ladies would like to have every rparent or guardian of school children becdine members. The programs are very, interesting and besides the wor4 they are doing is of lhbeneflt to all school children. We hope to see a good many at our next meeting on Tuesday, Octdber 2. Mr. Ctyler Jenkins, late of Pana ma Canal and Newport News Ship Building Oompan~, is the most re cent arrival at Slidell Ship Building Co's. official headquarters. Mr. Jenkins and his family have~, taken possession of the F. W. Salmen resl dence'on Front street, and will make a welcome addition to the socal life of Slideil. Mrs. F. Salmen and daughter, Miss FDlla, have returned from Asheville and Waynesville, N. C., after. a very pleasant sojourn of several weeks. 'Miss Annie T. Bell, former SlideR high school teacher, returned4o New Orleans after a three day visit to Mrs. E. F. Halley. Mrs. B. P. Dunham, Miss Pomie Dunham, 'Messrs. Russell Iloyd Dun ham and Charlie I4ddle spent Sat urady in New Orleans. Miss Sallye Halley was a New Or leans visitor TIdesday. Wiss Flo -Dunham left Saturday for AQand Prairie Hig~ School, near Opelousas, La., where she has ac cepted a position as domesa science teacher. ` 5 Mrs. J. B. Semple spent Thur, in New Or1gaas lrs. Robt. Abel and children re turned to their home in Vioksburg, I'W -4 COLORED DRAFT NOTIFIEDTO BE READY TOGO NEXT WEEK '. Our First Quota of Coloi( Troops Will Be Sent To Camp Pike. OCTOBER 6TH IS DAy SET FOR DEPARTURE. Twenty-One In First List and Ten Alternates' Provided. Following is the list of colored men ordered to report to the Local Board on Saturday, October 6, at 2 p. m., for transportation to the mdbilization camp at Camp Pike, Ark. The total number of nelt to, be sent is twenty-one--the frast list named 'below: Tom. Stevens,* Slidell; Ollmj. Vaultz, Slidell; Fred Duffyr Tall siheek; Willie Durr, 81lidebl; Mose Dantzler, Starlding;, Acy Smith, l8-' dell; Will Edward, Pllorenville; Har rison Brister, Slidell;. Wllson Peters, Ramsay; Disbro McLeod, . Mande, ville; Sanere Ducre, Lacomtbe; " e0. Ray, Lacomthbe; Joseph Duure, Sii-' dell; Johale Archer, Slidell, John Henry Jones, Slidell; Thomas Mo Coy, Covington; Walter Harry Rob inson, Slidell; HoIses VW. Carey, Sit 1 dell;. Henry Sbepperd, Folsom;. u, gene 8ylvan, Covington; iea Thom as, SMdedl. Alternates,' : Lee English, Slidell; Ja~ies His Slidell; Jimmi'e Stanton, 'allshe-. . Collie Ducre, Lacombe; Johnaq Archer, Slidell; Milkie Jenkins, lit ton; John 8. Robinson, Pearl River. ---- _.0----.. The American Red Cross ~S t sued a call to the people the United 'States for one millioh fve' hundred thousand saetso t knitted ar. . ticles, comprising sweaters, maofiers, - wristlet ,and 'sockts. Louisiana, a ,part f lie Gulf ` , vision, A. R. C., prLsided overn by Mr. W. J. Leppert, has been arppor 'tioned the making of many trhous ands of these kniltted sets. The appeal has gone to,all .the Red Cross socreties within the .et t4 sad I am addressing this Prooias"& tion to the noble, patriotic and *sya. . pathetic womanhood of our commo , wealth, requesting them to denvte .o much of their time as possible tbs;, the making of the knitted spts ofed the domfort of our soldiers ems ,` " in the defense of the American cda ors now planted at the Vropea:n front. So that the people may thoroughly ufders'tand ,he urgent, imujat* need of these kn'tted sets, lqc at. the following telegram sent to tie Natdonal Headquatters of the Am-. erican Red Cross, by 'Major Gra.eoa,. M. -P. 'Murphy, Red Crose Commi sioner In France:- . "Las't'winter broke record for .old and misenr- among people here. In expressibly dread coming winter finding us without supplies to meet situation. Uurge you on behalf of uur uuigzeru ana u0ose o1 our Siiiep who .T41 suffer in their frosen trenches, and also thousands ofl French aqd Belgian refugees and re- 3, patriates b.ing returned through Switzerland to France. Every one I here looks to America Begin shitp .. ping at once one 'eMlion Sve- h -!.. dred thousand eaCh of knitte@ wmk . en:articles already requested. They must come before cold weather and In view of the shortage of fuel and. other iscomforts, they will bedtf On credible value 'n both military and civilian work." " As the. Chief ,Executive of the great' commonwealth of Louisiaas, I most irgently appeal to all women- . kind to .undertake the task that has been placed upon them in this great .,; humanitarian cause so nobly repre- _ sented by the American Red cross. In faith wshereof, I have hereantO set my handpd caused to be afixed the seal of e. Executtre Depart urent. Done at Bdton Rouge. Uti *eM t day of 8eptemdber .in the year. dt opt Lord nineteen hundted and -·av teen . ,, ') " ', i; ýSoal) , 81gned, R. G. PLEASArNT. ."7 the Governor. ,I JOHN MARSHALL, Secretary to the Governor. Safter a week's vi~it to their parents, Mr. and ,Mrg G. Abel. _ . Mrs. C. -M. Iiddle retuned. Monday froma* 'eek's 151si to son and dau3titer, l. °4'ý.Mrs. J. A. Watkins, in Sattle..b.rg, Mlss. Aesrs: Frank Cý t Cl I.nergue and Cl'eS de ed Covington last Shnday and W'as gaiets of Mr. end Mrs. E. 3. ; ane gue.