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Ah The St. Tammany Farmer r
Social Service Committee Shipping Christmas Packages to Boys
Red Cross Stamps Will Be
Sold By Women At
Appeal Made To All To As
sist In This Very
Necessary Work
(By Mrs. A. L. Bear.)
Eleven of the Women's Organiza
tions of Covington and committees
in each ward of the parish have unit
ed to make a campaign to sell Red
Cross Seals for the benefit of the
Anti-Tuberculosis League, under the
leadership of Mrs. Alfred H. Clem
ent, as chairman.
A splendid and enthusiastic meet
ing was held last 'Monday, and the
ladies have decided to establish
quarters in front of the .postotffice
for ten days before Christmas, and
so dispose of the seals, which cost
only a penny each.
The war is teaching us that to be
come an efficient nation we must
wage battle not only against nations
who would trample us under foot,
not only to oreserve our right, but
to protect ourselves against insidious
disease and unsanitary surroundings.
Our love of home and community is
the birthplace of that patriotism
that gives national strength, and we
must protect homes from illness and
death by unceasing battle. The
chief army of this enemy is tubercu
los!s, and recruits are sadly needed
in the army of relief.
The following letter to ,Mrs. J. C.
Burns gives some facts that are in
teresting and appealing:
New Orleans, Nov. 16, 1917.
Dear Mrs. Burns:--Reports that
are .being received from the exemp
tion boards show that from 'five to
twenty-five per cent of the men call
ed for army service through the se
lective draft have been rejected be
cause of tuberculosis.
Thousands of the men who go to
the trenches will 'break down under
the terrific strain of intensive war
fare, and will fall easy victims to
tauberculosis. Thus we are face to
face with a war Iproblem of stagger
ing proportions, demanding imme
diate and adequate measures of re
You are in a position to rende.
s!gnal service to this cause. Every
olyal member of the Red Cross is
being urged by the American ifed
Cross to co-operate in the sale of
Red Cross Seals. Every parish
chairman of the State Council of De
fense is asked to co-operate with the
Red Cross Chapter and become a
member of the Red Cross Seal War
Council, so that we may carry the
tight into every parish in Loutsiana.
Alside from the urgency of thi
Question because of the question of
the 'burden that will be imposed up
on us on account of the war, we have
a elvilian populat!on of no less than
6O,000 consumptives in Louisiana,
and some of these are 'in daily con
e*at with your loved ones. The pres
ence of these deadly communicable
diseases means danger to you and
yeur family.
We must redouble our efforts. We
must broaden our campaign of edu
cation so that every man, woman and
clild in Louisiana may know how a
lingering and perhaps fatal illnes
from tuberculosis may be avoided.
The Red Cross Christmas Seal ot
trs the most effective weapon for
the fight. We want to place thu
ands of these throughout your town
andparish, and we want you to help
.s do it. eW are trying to organize
e-very parish. 'May we count upon
Very truly yours,
T. P. BELL, AI. D.,
Field Secretary.
Joe Woods, first lieutenant, and
'ryan D. Burns, first lieutenant,
reached Covington to spend Thanks
niving with their friends here. They
re looking fine and fit. 'Wouldn't
Ike to be up before them in a bayo
let charge or 'be caught napping in
" No Man's Land."
" Jnterest in what is being done in
e army is evidenced by the close
W-.ention to the remarks of these I
~g officers, as they explain hanv
s are done in the trenches and
w they are trained to stice a bayo- I
ftW Into dummy Boches so that the
lnt reaches some vital part, and
that it does not go so far in that a
cannot be quickly withdrawn. I
Inches is enough to do the I
right. I
i:*e 'boys will be here ;but a few I
when they will return to work J
Plans of Germany to Strike
United States As Far
Back as 1901.
Story Told In Publication of
Committee on Public
"The most dangerous foe of Ger
many in this generation will prove
to be the United States."
Dr. Otto IHotsch in Alldeutsche
Blatter, Aug. 23, 1902. Hotsch
is really speaking here of commer
cial -war, but to him political war
was a natural sequence of com
mercial. Hotsch is professor of
history at the royal academy in
Posen and at the war academy in
"Operations against the United
States of North America must be en
tirely different. With that country,
in particular, political -friction, mani
fest in commercial aims, has not
been lacking in recent years, and has
until now been removed chiefly
through acquiesence on our part.
However, as this submission has its
limit, the question arises as to what
means we can develop to carry out
our purpose with force in order to
combat the encroachments of the
United States upon our interests.
Our main factor is our fleet. * *
It is evident, then, that a naval 'war
against the United States can not be
carried on with success 'without at
the same time inaugurating action
on land. * * * It is almost a
certainty, however, that a victorious
assault on the Atlantac coast, tying
up the importing and exporting busi
ness of the whole country, would
bring about such an annoying situa
tion that the Governmeir would be
willing to treat for peace.
"If the German invading force
were equipped and ready for trans
porting the moment the battle fleet
is dispatched, under average condi
tions, these corps can begin opera
tions on American sell within at
least four weeks * * The United
United States at this time (1001) is
not In a position to oppose our troops
with an army of equal rank. * *
"The fact that one or two of her
provinces are occupied by the invad
ers would not alone move the Ameri
cans to sue for peace. To accom
plish this end the invaders would
have to inflict real material damage
by injuring the whole cquntry thru
the successful seizure of Thany of the
Atlantic seaports in which the
threads of the entire we.'th of the
Nation meet. It shc;-'. b: so man
aged that a line of land operations
would be in close Juflcture with thi
(Continued on Page 5.)
Following is a list of those who
contributed to the Y. M. C. A. fund
whose names were not available
when 'first list was published:
Hy. Strubbe, 50c; M. Magill, 25c;
O. Powe, 25c; R. Powe, 4'5c; O. P.
Them, 50c; B. James, $2; E. Cooper,
$2.50; R. Talley, $1; W. W. Hayes,
O50c; J. Jenkins, $1; L. A. Mitchell,
$1; R. Jenkins, 50c; M. Jenkins,
50c; T. Gains, 25c; E. Cooper. 50c;
M. Carter, $1; C. Herman, 80c; J.
Cain, $1; Miss E. Talley, O50c; Dr. F.
Young, $5; Mrs. Kenzie, 2'5c; Mrs. J.
Wadsworth, O50c; Mrs. B. B. War
ren, 50c; Mrs. Daigle, 25c; Mrs. Tol
son, '$1; Mrs. J. C. Burns, $5; Mrs.
J. E. Lancaster, 50c; IMrs. Kleeman,
25c; Mrs. Kent, $2; Mrs. T. Hebert,
75c; Mrs. Herbez, 10c; Mrs. W. M.
Poole, 25c; Mrs. Vernol, 25c; Mr.
and IMrs. Otto, $2; Mr. and Mrs.
Booth, $1; Rev. and Mdrs. Rennie,
$2; Margaret Rennie, $1; Mr. and
Mrs. Moses, $2; Miss t. Frederick,
30c; E. A. Leonval, $2.60; 'Mrs. La
bat, O50c; Mrsr. Lurie, $1; Mrs. A.
IMcManus, $1; Miss M. Roeser, $1;
Miss M. Haller, $5; Mrs. Haller, $5;
Mrs. A. E .Stanga, 25c; Mrs. M.
FitzSimons. 25c; Mrs. C. H. Shef-1
field, 30c; Miss e. FitzSimons, 2,5c;
~Mrs. X. Frey, 25c; 'Mrs. E. Lacroix,
t0c; Mrs. L. L'Hoste, 10c; Mrs. H.
Dersches, 10c; E. D. Kentzel, 50c;
Mrs. E. Burns, 25c; .Mrs. Johnson,
25c; Mrs. E. Wharton, 25c; Mrs.
Ping, 25c; 'Mrs. Leonrd, $1; Adam
Seller, $2.50; S. D. Anderson, $1;
Mrs. W. Riggs, 50c; ~Mrs. C. L. Rich
ard, 50c; Mrs. Hart 2'5c; Mrs. Hoehn I
50c; Mrs. Mundy, 2'Sc; Mrs. Clann, I
,0c; Mrs. McGinnis, $J Miss 1M. Ed
gar, 25c; iMrs. J. Delery, 50c; Mrs. 1
H. Buisson, 2~5c; Mrs Trenchard,'
25c; Mrs. S. 'Fuhr~san, 2.e; Miss I
V. Valleg, 25c; "'.
Bennet Ford Said To Be
Among Crew of Sunk
Well Known Here As Ath
lete and Student at St.
Paul's College.
Washington, Nov. 28.-Sixty-thrte
men are missing in the three un
accounted for boats of the American
steamer Actaeon, reported yesterday
torpedoed by a German submarine.
The navy's official report says one
boat with twenty survivors landed
at Cape Flnisterre yesterday and
adds nothing more to published a;"
counts of the sinking.
Bennet Ford was one of the crew
on the torpedoed steamer Actaeon.
He graduated from St. Paul's :ol01
lege, in Covington, in 1912. His
father is J. W. Ford, formerly an
engineer on the Greenl&w Lumber
Co's. road at Ramsay, and is now
engineer on the Public Belt road,
New Orleans.
Bennet Ford joined the navy a
year ago. He was quite an athlete
and took part in the athletic con
tests at St. Paul's, and was popular.
The news of" the sinking of his ves
sel will be received here with deep
regret and anxiety, as the survivors
are not named. Young Ford has
three brothers in service. William
is a captain at the Harvard radio
school, Edward is In the Marine
Corps, and Daniel is at the Pensa
cola aviation camp.
The Actaeon left New York lute
in September with suplies and des
tined to an European port and pre
sumably was making her return trip
when sunk. The vessel carried a
crew of about 40 men.
The vessel was built in Germany
in 1,909, and was 401 feet long, had
a beam of 52 feet with a depth of
82 feet.
The following list was given out
as Americans aboard the ve'se:
G. A. Jensen, Ferndale, Cal., and
J. A. Atkins, Hood, Cal., wireless
operators; Louis R. Carson, cadet of
ficer, Los Angeles; James '2. Healey,
third assistant engineer, New Or
leans; B. Ford, cadet engineer, Al
giers, La.; J. rMoriarity, oiler, Mus
kegon, Mich.; R. L. iMasden, coal
passer, Philadelphia; U. B. Grada,
coal passer, Bellhaven, N. C.; E. C.
Wallace, messman, Philadelphia; II.
Fallon, deck boy, Steubenville, O.;
hos. R. Correro, seaman, no laddersa,
born in California; Benjamin Paul,
seaman, Philidelphia.
(By O. C. L.ewI.)
To the Public:
In the Farmer of a few weeks ago
there appeared an article on the
editorial page saying something
about the welfare of St. Tammany
parish and that she had made an ex
h'ibit at the New Orleans Fair in
which the stuff or exhibits had been
thrown down in a heap just as a
junk man would handle junk, and
also that the sweet potato dry 'kiln
donated by the Great Southern Lum
ber Co. had been a failure just be,
cause no one ,was there to receive
the potatoes, and so on. The article
dwelt on efficiency and that the
trouble should be looked into and
the guilty parties located. 1 wish
to say to the public I am the man
who is guilty and at the same time
I am going to give my line of defense
just as any convicted criminal would
do in his statement to the rpu;blic. I
got up a small exhibit to take to the
Fair in New Orleans and did most
all of it myself. God knows that
the only help I had as far as getting
up exhibits is concerned came from
Mrs. H. H. Smith, Mrs. H. J. Smith
Miss Jesse Norman and Mrs. L.
Bourgeois. These ladies fixed up
their own can goods exhibit and that
was the only response I had from
my talking and from the notice that
I had 'written in the St. Tammany
Farmer.' 'I also give Mr. F. Bache
min credit for one box of corn. The
balance I had to get here and there.
No one assisted me, no one brought
In their stuff and said come on Lewis
and let us do something and take
some prizes. I had it all to do.
Very well. I took the stuff over io
the fair and found that I had to de
rray aHll expenses after I got there.
rhe Fair Association here pcaid the
!reight over to Terminal station. I
had to pay $4.00 to have same haul
ad to the fair grounds, had to pay
Ccontmued on page 5)
hlis p hotoraph just rect ivtd in this cla L ntL g ai-c . , an idea of the difull -
ties under "chich the Italian army fought the Austro-German forces on the
Gorlzln front. The wounded Italian ohllibr is btilng removred from a moun.
twin . ,,eak position,, to ,the dr,.i , st. tion h. lmV , h,,y ,n,, ! ,,,-: of a: cable railway.
Svv v v v vvvv~,,
The value of the dry kiln system
of storing potatoes is told in the fol
lowing letter from Bogalusa, where
the Great Southern Lumber Co. took
the same interest in having one
erected as it did 'in Covington. It
shows not only that it is valuable in
conserving the potato crop, but that
it is advantageous to the farmer in
securing a high cash market price
for the product:
Franklinton, La., Nov. 22, 1917.
Hon. W. H. Sullivan, Bogalusa, La.
Our first car of kiln dried ipotatoec
were shipped today. Brought one
dollar and fifty cents per bushel.
The farmers of thi scommunity wish
to thank you and your company for
the valuable service given through
your kry kilns.
Recent investigations in tha use
of cotton in war show:
A 12-inch gun disposes of a half
bale of cotton with every shot tlred;
a machine gun in operation w.:l11 use
up a bale in three minutes; in a
naval battle like the dne off JatUand
over 5000 pounds a minutr are con
sumed by each active warship; mare
than 20,000 bales a year are nee,led
to provide absorbnet cotton for tn,:
wounds of the injured; one change
of apparel for all the troop.; no-v n
gaged in the war repreents wicre
than a million bales.
-- U-----
Mrs. F. B. Kent, of Riverside
Farm, near Covington, sends in a
sample of very fine fall potatoes.
The value of the fall crop is in
creased 'by the statement of Mrs.
Kent that the yield was even better
than the spring crop. This fact
makes the fall crop a very valuab:e
one. Irish potatoes are largely a
substitute for bread, may be pre
pared in a variety of ways, and is
therefore one of the best crops to
help out duirng the war, as the:
stand storage well.
Mandevil:e was repre-ented at the
Louisiana Red Cross Convention No
vember 22 and 23, by Mrs. Jasper E.
Lemieux, who 'brought valuable les
sons back to the Auxiliary. The
Mtandeville Auxiliary has done fine
work. Mandeville must stand in the
front row. Those who cannot come
to the Bank Building can help by
taking knitting and sewing home.
There is work for all who offer them
selves. Let us all show the state
that Mandeville is just as big as the
other towns and among the first,
prepared to do her bit to win the
There will be a "talk" about the
Red Cross at the Women's ProgreA
s.e Union Hall. Watch fJr the date.
tverybody is invited to attendl
Thanksgiving exercises were con
ducted in the auditorium of the Cov
ington high school Wednesday, No
vemnber 28. It has been usual for
the school to make up packages for
distribution on Thanksgiving, dona
tions being made by the various
grades, and judging by the great
heaps of packages on the stage, many
homes were blessed by a hearty
Thanksgiving dinner that m4ght have
felt the pinch of war-times other
wise. Among the packages was a
gift from 'Mr. Domergue or the Cov
ington Grocery & Grain Co., consist
ing of a barrel of apples and a barrel
of flour .put up in five-pound pack
ages. These things were turned
over to Mrs. J. C. Burns by Prof. A.
J. Park for the King's Daughters,
and the few grateful remarks made
'by her in accepting them were ap
plauded 'by the audience. Prof.
i'ark stated that the things were en
tirely voluntary gifts of the pupils.
The program was appropriate and
nicely carried out. Little Miss Shef
'ield's recital of the "High Cost of
Living" was especially catchy and
cutely delivered. The sentiment was
Following is the program.
Song, by High School-"Thanke
giving Draweth Near."
"Thankfulness" - Herbert War
Song, 'by Third Grade--"Pumpkln
Recitation-"Origin of Thanksgiv
ing"-Norman Depriest, third grade.
Thanksgiving Hymn-By fourth
itecitation-"The Children's Com
ing Home"-Doris Sheffield.
Playlet-"Tale of Two Grandpas"
-Seventh grade. I
Thanksgiving Song-By fourth
grade .
Recitation--' 'Thanksgiving Day."
-Kathrine Burns.
History of Thankgiving - Flor
ence Coffer.
Recitation-"Thanksgiving Day." =
Fred Sheffield. '
"Pilgrim Fathers"--Song by high
school. i,: !
"H'gh Cosdt Living"-By Clara
- C
Notwithstanding the. exceedingly
dry season, rice growers have found
the crop remunerative. There is an
excellent demand for the product,
and had the dry weather been favor
able an even better price would have
ben obtained, because dry weatherI
makes chalky rice that mills 'badly t
and will not grade up.
Sheriff T. E. Brewster sold 425 1
sacks, Alfred Gitz 640 sacks, F. 3J.
M.artindale 150 sacks, and F. F. (
Planche 75 sacks, all receiving $7.20
per sack. The rice was bought by 1
'Sim Newman for a New Orleans c
house. i
The Episcopal Guild will hold their I
annual bazaar and luncheon as usual I
this year, the date being December C
13th, the ,lece to be decided on at t
a later date. I'
Council of Defense Pre
paring Packages and
Needful Things.
Work That Should Be Ap
preciated at Home
and In Camp.
The Social Service and Relief Com
mittee of the Council of National De
fense has been very busy during the
,past two weeks in raising funds to
carry on its good work, and in an
swering the many appeals that come
to it. Up to now there have been
only a few cases of financial distress
in the homes of our soldier boys,
but every day the committee is cell
ed upon to relieve some mental
anguish. It is only at such a time
as this that we can fully realize the
illiteracy of our parish, and the pity
of it! Grown men and women who
are unable to address the packages
to their boys or to read their letters
-families who do not understand
how to go about the simplest- form
of proceedure in obtaining what is
justly theirs-boys whose minds are
so dark that they cannot understand
how to apply for exemption when
they really have dependents-4t is
these people that this comamittee is
a godsend to; they act as secretaries
and as a Bureau of Information.
They have already sent off 61
Christmas boxes to the men who are
in France and those on the high sets,
and now are planning to send 150
boxes to .the boys who are in train
ing. This committee has maae an
investigation of the needs and ind4
vidual tastes of every one of our
boys (a task in itself) and they are
using the utmost discretion in ex
pending their means. The boys of
poor families will receive bountiful
boxes, and the fellow who is well off
will get just a suitable token of ap
preciation from this parish, but
every boy will get his home news
paper-this is real Social Service.
Below is a list of the good people
who have contributed since the last
report, ,but there Is much more mon
ey needed-in a few months there
will be dozens of cases of distress.
Give what you can spare, but give
it quickly. Send your donations to
Mr. Harvey E. Ellis, chairman, or di
reot to Mrs. Arthur L. Bear, secre
tary, Covington.
Mackle Pine Products Co... 10.00
Jos. Birg ................ 15.00
J. D. Cousin ............ 5.00
W: D. Hatchinson ........ 5.00
Through Mrs. W. P. Dinklns and
Mrs. Bockenhagen ........ 2.00
Mr. Naes ............... .50
Mrs. Pierson ............ 2.00
i. W. Green ..,..:....... 1.00
(Continsed on page 2?
The monkey at the New Southern
Hotel has been again yielding to its
primordial Instincts. It is neither
a booze fiend nor a dope victim, but
t seems to cherish the idae that
out-door exercise and freedom from
restraint is a right that must be ex
ercised even if he has to maintain
his liberty at the cost of punctured
skin of human beings. He is not
particular where he fastens his
fangs, but arms and legs always
seem to be in closest proximity when
he bears down on his Jaws. It he
has any preference at all it is for
the female flesh. Some time ago he
bit a young lady, while a dance was
going on. Hle was captured with
great difficulty, an attempt being
made to chloroform him in a closeri
room, which failed, and finally being
captured by Dr. Grimmer, his old
time master.
Thursday he again gained his free
dom. It being Thanksgiving, he at
tempted to secure a turkey at the
Mercadel store, but the turkey re
fused to shake hands with bim and
he was driven off before he got
thoroughly acquainted. Marshal H.
Schults joined in the chase, but Mr.
Monk was exceedingly active and
climbed fences much faster than the
ordinary criminal, and the marshal
was distanced. Mrs. Grimmer said
he would not bite her and she could
catch him. In spite of old acquaint
ance he bit her on the arm and got
loose. He was Snally ceptured by
the son of Mr. r. J. LeBlane, the
livery kan, who did not escape with
out also feeling the shapness of its
teeth. . However, Mr. WIank i again
sately housed.
The Largest Vessel That
Has Been Turned Out
At These Yards.
Local News and Personal
Notes of Social
Slidell, Nov. 29.-Baltic III was
launched at the Slidell Skip Build
ing Co's. yards here on Saturday
last. Miss ,Mary Canulette christen
ed the good ship, which is the largest
yet launched ,at the local yards, and
notwithstanding the fact of its 'being
a cold raw afternoon quite a crowd
was out to see the boat launched.
Mrs. Andrew Canulette was sponsor
and on the stand for the officiating
party were Mrs. J. A. Mire, Mesars.
F. Salmen, W. J. Robinson, Amos.
The coast-wise passenger and freight
ship Maple, recently launched, is
nearing completion and will leave
here sometime in the near future.
Baltic IV is also progressing nicely
and will be launched in about six
weeks, and laying of keels for steel
ships to be 'built is going rapidly
ahead and the topography of the
ship yard has been changed so ma
terially that any one who visited the
plant six months ago to see it again
today would hardly recognize it as
being the same place.
A linen shower for the Methodist
parsonage took place at the home
of Mrs. J. C. Dunstan. Mrs. 8.
Wingo and Mrs. F. A. Adams each
gave a reading which was thorough
ly enjoyed. Miss Beulah Bourgeois
and Mrs. T. J. Eddins rendered se
lections on the piano. A large quan
tity of linen was received and dainty
refreshments were sered by the
charming hostess.
Mr. W. J. Rankin left on Tuesday
for a trip to New York City.
'Mr. W. J. Sebastian spenit Thurs
day in New Orleans with relatives
and renewing old acquaintances.
Prof. H. U. Baker, we are advised,
ate Thanksgiving, dinner in Chicago
at a family reunion with his mother.
Also visited Gray, Ind., as evidenced
by post cards received by all of the
.r. and Mrs. F. C. Jenkins spent
last week end in New Orleans.
,Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cnaulette
and son, F. W., left today to spend
the week end in New' Orleans.
Mrs. E. F. Halley and daughter,
Miss Salye, spent Wednesday in New
Miss Sibyl Nehls is home for
Thanksgiving and the week end.
We regret to report the serious
illness of Dr. T. B. Liddle, son oft
Hon. C. M. Liddle. Dr. Liddle was
taken to the Touro Infirmary in New
Orleans on Tuesday suffering from
pleurisy and was not deemed dan
gerously sick, but it developed later.
that an operation would be neces
sary, after which very little hope
of his recovery was entertained;
however, another operation was pro
posed and it is possible Dr. IAddle
may be saved. We have also to re
port the illness of Hon. C. ,M. Liddle,
who has been confaned to his room
since Wednesday.
We note the continued activities
of the Red Cross workers, who are.
having new members joining at
eevry meeting. Also another meet
ing of the colored anxiliary was held
and their organisattln is well under
way and supplies, etc., will oe recev
ed and issued to them shortly when
we hope good accounts of their work
will rbe had.
Thanksgiving services were held
in the churches as usual.
Hon. Lewis L. IMorgan and City
Attorney J. Monroe Simmons have
formed a co-ipartnership in the law
business, with offices in the New
Southern Hotel Building. Both law
yers are well known in this district.
Mr. Morgan having retired from Con
gress to resume his practice here and
Mr. Stmmons being Repreesatative
frofthis parish in the State Legis
lature. Mr. Morgan's tusiness had
so accumualted that he felt the need
of a partner and Mr. Simmons was
considered a valuable connection in
forming of the firm. They ,will prae
tce in this district and the higher
and Supreme Court.
Paul J. Lacrois Is putting on a
big Christmas sale, beginning today
and lasting intil cDeember 24, at
whiel there will .bS tend manyibar
galns that sbqi0 taken adrat
age f.

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