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CROWDS GO TO MADISONVILLE ON 4TH TO WITNESS THAEG
LAUNCHING OF FIRST VE.SSEL AT JAHNCKE SHIPYARDS
AND BAYOU TECHE OLIDES GRACEULLY INTO RIVER
SThe St. Tammany armer
SThe St. Tammany FaAmer
ID Ip. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1918 VOL XLIV No. 33
OVER THE TOP
'DRIVE RECORD
WON BY THIS
PARISH
Over $500,000 Is The Rec
ord Added to the Other
Over-Top Winners.
QUITE A NUMBER
OF LIMIT MEN
While Drive Is Practically
Closed Money Is Still
Coming In.
St. Tamipany parish hai gone over
the top in the War Savings Stamp
drive, as was predicted. When the
health of St. Tammaay pari.h is con
sidered, this is a remar cabj acom
pishment. It required leadership
and an immense amoun: of work
both clerical and executive, and it
was made possible by the intense
loyalty of the people. We of St
Tammany parish will al ways be
proud of our start in the war; the
cheerful, ready loyalty of the se!ect
r"men, ho have le`' on the (rains with
.h .rs and waving hats; the civili:in
"l:; i: obeying the demaucs for con
sel:rtlcn and wa' is contributing
bha .cney. It is n.;. in- but over
the tcp for St. Tammany, and the
vYe I)us chairmen and c-mnnandt.s
d4c' rie credit for he way they have
wciked.
L. ow will be found the report of
Cha.rman Davis and commanders in
to.* drive:
't the Loyal and Patriotic People of
St. Tammany Parish:
We have aghin aqcomplished the
"impnssible." When' we were told
that the parish was expected to raise
$20.00 per capita, men women and
chlharen, white and black, for the
VWar Savings Campaign, and our al
lotment fixed at $460,000.00, there
were very few in the parish courage
ons enough to say it could be done.
The people did not know themselves.
They did not know how loyal and
true they were to their Country;
h. .ow they would sacrifice and save in
order to lend to'the Government that
It might properly care for the sol
dierp and conduct the war in a proper
manner. Up to this time, wednes
day forenoon, the returns on the
- :War Savings Campaign show a total
of $487,000.00, and I am perfectly
satisfied that by the time you read
this the total will be more than one
half million dollars. Think of it!
The people of St. Tammany have
pledged to loan one-halt million dol
lars to Uncle Sam during the next
iasix months. And .they will do it
Many, many thousands of these
pledges have already been paid in.
And the people will be better off for
having done it. They will be even
more staunch in their support of the
best Government the sun ever shown
anon.
In behalf of our Government and
the National War Savings Commit
tee, I wish to thank the good people
of the parish for so, liberally sup
porting this, the greatest call yet
made upon them. I trust the time
will never come when St. Tammany
Will fall short of any goal est for it
o I any feature of the war work.
Faithfully yours,
E. G. DAVIS,
Parish Director.
War Savings subscriptions, by
SWards, up to Wednesday, July 3:
: Itamps sold previous to
campaign ......... $20,000.00
Ward 1 (over top) ... 85,000.00
Word 2 ............ 15,000.00
Ward 3 (over top) ... 110,000.00
Ward 4 (over top) .. 45,400.00
Ward 5 ............ 8,000.00
Ward 6 (over top) . .. 35,000.00
'" Ward 7 (over top) ... 24,000.00
' Ward 8 ............ 5,500.00
Ward 9 (over top) ... 124,000.00
Ward 10 ........... 16,000.00
$487,900.00
F Allotment for parish.. $460,000.00
It is impossible to give the num
ber of subscriptions or to give list
Of subscribers. The number runs
high into the thousands.
Taking $1000.00 Each.
Following are the limit pledges in
the Third Ward:
1 Chas. T. Bradley, Thos. M. Burns,
Mrs. J. C. Burns, L. M. Bourgeois,
Robert Badon, S. D. Bulloch, Mrs.
Margarite Blattner. Covington Bank
t &Trust Company, Jas. Connaughton,
SC. Cappell, Covington Grocery &
't`in Company, E. G. Davis, Mrs.
L G. Davis, E. J. Domergue, Mrs.
A. M. Finney, A. Frederick, Emile
Frederick, Hebert Grocery Company,
. aul Herboz. C. L. -Hosmer. M. L.
tchee, Miss Mina Haller, Mrs. Ce
+: a Haller. John L. Haller, Elias
ik,J. S. Jones, J. D. Kerr, Paul J.
: borde, Emile J. LeBlanc, E. M. Le
SI E. . Lyon. Lewis L. Morgan,
" J. Newman, Mrs. Alice -Poole,
k Patecek, A. J. Planche, Mrs.
in Peyre, St. Tammany Bank'
SLIDELL CARRIES
ELECTION FOR
MAINTAINING
SCHOOLS
Dr. Griffith Now A Lieuten
ant In Reserve Medical
Corps of Army.
J. D. GRANT ELECTED
HEAD OF COUNCIL
Red Cross Organized and
Other Interesting
News Items.
(By F. F. Wigginton.)
Slidell, La., June 27, 9138.
At a meeting of the co:,. un :y
Council of Defense :,pad in th. Slidell
high school auditorium rep.;rts were
made by the twany tw captains of
War Savings Srams campaign and
total subscriptions wer.: $116,.'10 00,
which again puts S-idill and th"
Ninth Ward of St. Tammany well
over the top, at we still have fur
ther pledges in :-.'ht but nit yet re
ported. The local shi.;bildini em
ployees and oiflt~e;', subs.cribed
$45,000.00 of the above total. Our
negro population responded liberally
with nearly $5,000 0., and are im
bued with a splendid patriotic spirit.
and are offering their ser vices in all
capacities, having their own Red
Croas branch, and are active in every
thing assigned to them.
Owing to the fact that Dr. J. K.
Griffith, present chairman of Com
munity bouncil of Defense, ha3 vol
unteered for service at the front and
has been notified of his commission
as First Lieutenant in Reserve Medi
cal Corps, and expects to be called
for service shortly, his resignation
was presented. However, he was
prevailed upon to continue the work
as chairman and Food Commissioner
until actually called away, and Mr.
J. D. Grant was elected chairman
and Mr. W. E. Gause vice chairman,
to become effective at Dr. Griffith's
departure. A committee of three
were appointed to draft resolutions
in hoeor of Dr. Griflith's splendid
services.
Special services were held in the
K. of P. Hall on Sunday evening in
honor of the fifteen men called from.
the Ninth Ward of St. Tammany.
Addresses were made by Rev. Father
Benedict Stetter, Rev. Fran'klin C.
Talmage and Rev. Spurgeon Wingo.
There was a very large audience, the
hall being crowded and some remain
ing on the outside. After the regu
lar speakers had finished, Mr. U. G.
Neuhauser called attention to the
fact of Dr. Griffith having volunteer
ed and being commissioned for ser
vice at the front, and "the dramatic
effect of his remarks were such as to
cause tears to flow openly and unre
stricted by men, women and children,
who know the Doctor and appreciate
his splendid character and energetic
and patriotic work which he has done
and is doing.
Building Steel Ships.
Work on five steel ships at the
local yards is progressing finely.
Labor conditions are good, wages
paid are standard, and while the
housing conditions are also good
they are not ample enough just at
present. However, provision is be
ing made for at least an addition of
two hundred more employees who
will have an hotel entirely to them
selves located right among the pines,
With every convenience attached;
this hotel will be completed and
eady for occupancy within ten days.
rolorea Folks Organize.
Our colored folks, in addition to
their other activities, have organized
a branch of the Colored Soldier Com
fort Committee, National Organiza
tion, the object of which is to look
out for the colored soldier and also
to look after the dependents of these
soldiers who may be in. need of
fnancial assistance and guidance in
other ways. Officers were elected as
follows: Isaiah Womble, president;
(Continued on page 2)
POLICE JTURY.
There will be a regular meeting of
the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury
on Tuesday. July 9, 1918.
F. J. MARTINDALE,
Secretary.
& Trust Company, J. Louis Smith,
J. H. Smith, Miss A. C. Smith, H. J.
Smith, Mrs. H. J. Smith, Mary Vir
ginia Smith, Henry J. Smith, Jr.,
Mrs. R. L. Smith, C. G. Segond, Chas.
Theobald, Edward. Theobald, Dr. G.
R. Tolson, L. Wehrli, Jr., A. L.
Young, Joseph Delery,' J. F. Hester,
J. R. Navers.
PMaking a total of 55 "Limit Men."
The Seventh Ward was one of the
frst over the top. The limit men
taking $1000 each were: John A.
Todd, Jas. M. Barringer, A. J. Bock
enhagen, Davis-Wood Lumber Co.
(Centinued ompage )
SUPPLY WAGONS FOR THE AMERICAN TROOPS AT THE FRONT
Train of supply wagons morvla through a French village and over a low bridge on the way to the troas~~
the front.
TOWN COUNCIL
MEETING OF
JULY 3RD
Covington, La., July 3, 1918.
The council met in regular session
on thi date. Present, P. J. Lacroix, I
Mayor; Emile Frederick, H. A.
Mackie, M. P. Planche, Adrian D.
Schwartz, C. E. Schonberg. Absent,
A. R. Smith.
The minutes of June 4 were read
and approved.
The treasurer submitted his report
for the quarter ending June 30,
1918, as follows:
Special Fund.
Covington, La., June 29, 1918.
To the Honorable the Mayor and
Council of Covington, La.
I herewith submit Special Fund
report for the quarte ending June 30,
1918:
Receipts
Net proceeds bond sale
deposited in Coving
ten Bank & Trust Co. 7222.45
Disbursements
Warrants paid to June
30, 1918, ......... 4177.60
Amount in Covington
'Bank & Trust Com
pany ....... ...... 3044.85
Respectfully,
V. Z. YOUNG,
Treasurer.
General Fund.
Covington, La., June 29, 1918.
To the Honorable the Mayor and
Council of Covington, La.
I herewith submit my report for
the quarter ending June 30, 1918:
Receipts
Bal. in Covington Bank
& Trust Co., March 30 391.J5
April 19, deposit..... 4613.58
May 1, deposit .... . .' .11.46
June 1. deposit ...... 417.71
June 29, deposit ..... 298.85
$5933.55
Disbursements
Warrants pd. from April
1 to June 30 ...... 2698.33
Amount in Covington -
Bank & Trust Com
pany June 30 ..... 3235.22
$5933.55
Respectfully,
V. Z. YOUNG,
Treasurer.
On motion, seconded and carried,
it wai referred to the Finance Com
mittee.
The secretary submitted his report
for the month ending June 30, 191,2,
as follows:
Receipts
Licenses ............. 40.00
Taxes, 1917, ......... 166.A
Taxes, 1916, ......... .73
Fines ...... ........ 45.00
Lights ....... ........ 25.00
Sundries ........... 21.20
Costs ............... .25
$298.85
Disbursements
June 29, check to V. Z.
Young, treasurer ... 298.85
L. A. PERREAND,
Secretary.
On motion, seconded and carrie.l,
it was referred to the Finance. Com
mittee.
The following petition was read:
To the Honorah~e Mayor and Tcwn
Council of the City of Covington.
We redsectfully request that, your
honorable body exempt the New Pen
wick Sanitarium from payment of
taxes, beginning with the current
year, 1918.
Respectfully submitted,
NEW FENWICK SANITARIUM,
Per F. F. Young, M. D., Manager.
On motion of H. A. Mackie, see
onded by A. D. Schwartz, the appli
cation of Fenwick Sanitarium for e:
emption from town taxes was denied.
The vote was recorded as follows:
(Continued on page 5)
WOMEN WANT
MORE MORAL
# PICTURES
There is a movement on foot by
the Federated Women's Societies for
the production of better films in.the
picture shows. The Women's Pro
gressive Union has taken up the mat
ter in Covington with the Parkview
Amusement Company, and Mr. Fuhr
mann has agreed to help the move
ment. In order to test public ap
proval of the matter he has agreed to
set Monday night apart for the ex
hibition of such pictures as are de
sired. If the patronage shows that
the public desires a continuance of
these pictures, the result will be the
tinal elimination of such pictures as
have caused complaint and that are
believed by the women to be objec
tionable in their general effect.
Of course there is a, wide differ
ence of opinion as to the attra'tive
features of pictures, and it is seldom
that there is unanimous approval of
any picture; but itCshould be com
paratively easy to ascertain the
moral sentiment of the people. Just
how far sex problems should, be
brought out in the films depends
largely upon th& age and discretion
of the audience, within limts, and
some of the best actors of the day
would be lost to the public if lines
were drawn too tightly. There is
no doubt, however, that some of the
films should not be exhibited to
young folks. Whether this is a
question for parential control or
whether it can be settled by public
sentiment can only be known by test
ing it. The problem is a very difli
cult one; but the movement should
at least result in the elimination of
some of the productions that have
been passed by the censors. It all
depends on how much ths public
nesires this to be done. The Mon
day night test will have much to do
with it, and the success of the move
ment depends largely upon the at
tractiveness of the pictures ex:hibited
on this night.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT NEXT
WEEK.
List of civil cases assigned for
the regular July term of court con
vening July 8th:
'londay.
W. I. Pratt vs. Jones & Pickett,
Mrs. Sarah. Bennett vs. N. O. G. N.
Mrs. Alice Moseley vs. C. Dabezies.
Wm. B. Taylor vs. Louisa Givens.
Tuesday.
Chas. T. Bradley vs. T. N. Jor
dan et als.
Jophn Edgar vs. C. E. Schonberg.
Estello Cousin vs. G. Cuusin.
Edgar Doucette, Sr., vs. Wallace
Pichon et als.
Wednesday.
State of Louisiana vs. Fred Evans.
Malicious mischief.
List of jury cases assigned for the
special jury term of court ordered to
convene at Covington, beginning on
July 10th:
Wedneslay.
State vs. Frank Tillison. Cow
stea4lng.
State vs. Dallas Sharp. Carnal
knowledge.
State vs. Stravade Moore. Shoot
ing with intent to kill.
State vs. Fred Evans. Larceny.
Tuesday.
James Mullally vs. Jos. Federico.
Damage suit.
State vs. Fred Morris. Rape.
State vs. Albert Burns. Shooting
with intent to kill.
Friday.
State vs. Olivia Brown. Murder.
FOUND.
* On the Madisonville road, a coat
with bunch of keys in pocket. Own
er can have same by applyin, at this
office, proving property, and paying
for this advertisement.
CO.M. HALLER
GIVES RULING
ON SUGAR
The new rulings on sugar do not
change the amount allowed pep per
son a month vhich remains tshroe
,oi:nds. Th? change has been made
.n the numbei of pounds which ran
he rurchased"at one time. In towns
it formerly wzs five pounds, now it
ha= been reduied to two oun.lls.
For the country consumers t was
ten pounds, now it has been red'lsad
to five pounds.
.Sugar for preserving purposes
must c-ome under the three differant
process: Canning, preserving and
:el;ies. Different quantities are used
or each process, as follows:
I pound sugar for 1 gallon fruit
for canning.
•L pounds su.ar for 1 gallon of
fruit for prese:ves.
The number or gallons of jui.e to
equal. quantitIes of sugar for jellies.
A pledge must be signed to obtain
s:;gar for prese:rvng purposes. Arty
p. rson purchasing sugar from two
different stores to have more than
'he two-pound allotment violates the
law and if repocrted will be prose
cuted.
The Federal Food Adminiat'ator
is not enforcing the laws to dprive
.ury .ne in any community, but to the
contrary they ate working hard to
have an equal distribution of any
c.mmodity to every man, woman aud
child. I read an article in a New
Yori. paper in which it stated 'hat
the Food Administration wor~r was
such a wonderful protection co the
cnr.umer that there are only two
cla~ sc of people: the patriots who
obpserve the "Food Laws", and the
hogs who know no law but eat.
I ho Food Administration appsals
bo "le householders to can fruit in
treference to otler preserves, as it
Irtrires less sugar. A further ap
peal is made tc consume less beef
-nd mutton, as chicken, fish, fresh
.egetables and fruit are plentifal at
present, therefore, no hardship to do
wiatl less beef and mutton. I'he
'uedcal profession will tell you that
it .s far more healthful to eat cereals.
fresh fruit, vegetables and fish in the
st_~iier months than it is Lo eat
nmeat; therefore, let us get away
from some antiquated idea orf us
tom that we must have a certain
article to eat. Assist the Feleral
sc od Administration and thinx of
trceu as a friend and'not as .a spy
Al:ow your assistance to gO beyrnl
your own. wants add household and
see that othe'rs vho may not oosDrve
ite law be made to respect the c.m
mand of your great United Stat s'
CG.errment the same as our n3lc
novb must reapect the command of
their superior officers at the front..
.ry ssisting foua food represer.tative
In the parish ycu are assisting your
lrmi. at homy to help win the war.
JOHN L. HALLER,
Parish Food Administrator.
MR. STIER AND DR. MAYLIE OR
GANIZE RED CROSS
BRANCHES.
'Mr. E. V. Stier, secretary of the
New Orleans Chapter, American Red
Cro3s, assisted by Dr. A. G. Maylie,
reorganized the following Red Cross
auxiliaried as branches of the New
Orleans Chapter:
Madisonville Branch, on July 2,
with forty members present and the
following offeers: Mrs. P. A. Blanch
ard, chairman; Mrs. A. C. Milloit,
vice chairman; Mrs. Ralph Chat
teller, secretary; Miss Etheline Bohn
ing, treasurer; Geo. Bohning, chair
man of finance committee.
Abita Springs Branch, on July 3,
with twenty members present and
the following officers elected: Miss
R. Miller, chairman; Mrs. N. A. Pri
vette, vice chairman; Miss Elmina
Pons, secretary; Mrs. Jos. Bordes,
treasurer; Mayor Jos. Bordes, chair
man of flnance committee.
MADISON VILLE
SPORT LOVERS
TO TURN OUT
MONDAY
Sport Fans To Be Treated
To Some First-Class
Boxing Bouts.
BIG CROWD WITNESS
LAUNCHING OF TECHE
Crowds Come From Missis
sippi and Surround
ing Country.
Madisonville sport fans are look
ing to a good time Monday evening
at Madisonville baseball prl*, when
Mr. Williams will pull off his great
Red Cross benefit boxing contest.
There are some excellent events to
take place and there will be a wrm
time in the square ring. The Mur
phy-Russel contest is expected to be
fast and furious, as they are said to
have a grudge to settle. Other bouts
are Joe Mandot and Young Chaney;
Red Dolan and Pal Moran; Kid Kos
ter and Battling Barree; Arthur Sim
one and Kid Kelley; Nate Jackson
and Kid Catana; to wind up with a
"Battle Royal."
IAunch.g Of The Tsse.
The launching of the first vessel
at the Jahncke Shipyards at Madi
sonville, Thursday, was a great event
and the launching was carried out
without a hitch. People came from
Mississippi and the surrounding
country. There must have been 500
cars on the grounds and the crowd
was a swarm. A string of cars were
on the Madisonville road all the
morning.
Speeches were made by Sidney
Storey of the Shipplng Board, and
H. G.. Milson, representing the Ca
nadian Government. The Bayou
Teche, which is one of ninety-Ave to
be launched throughout the United
States on July 4, is a 8600 ton
vessel.
.I.T OF MEN CALLED AND .THOSE
WHO EFKT FRIDAY.
The following white men are call
ed to report in Covington on Monday,
July 15, at 6 a. m., to leave on the
Y. & M. V. for the school for auto
mechanics, Tulane University, New
Orleans:
Percy E. Smith, Covington.
Alvin D. Carpenter, Slidell.
'Henry M. Cooper, Covington.
Jos. M. Broussard, Lafayette.
James M. Smith, Covington.
Albert Burns, Covington.
Theodore A Bush, Bogalusa.
Jos. C. Bosquet, Covington.
Eunice B. Foreman, Slidell.
The following white men left Coy
ington at 6 a. m., July 5, 1918, for
Jackson Barracks, New Orleans:
Edward David, Mandeville.
H. M. Carpenter, Slidell.
Zach Hollingsworth, Slidell.
Pleas Lee Coffer, Covington.
Charles M. Pittman, Fo!som.
Charles Berlier, Mandeville.
Albert S. 'David, Covington.
Edgar F. Galmiche, Covington.
John J. Finn, Abita Springs.
Martin Galloway, St. Tammany.
Andrew W. Blackwell, Folsom.
Emanuel F. ,Porter, South Point.
Richard Strain, Abita Springs.
0
PARISH COUNCIL OF DEFENSE.
At a meeting of the Council of De
fense, Monday, Mr. Hugh Wilkinson,
representing Mr. Pendleton of the
Department of Justice of New Or
leans, was present and the matter of
disloyalty recently occuring in which
harges were preferred from Abita
Springs and Slidell were discussed.
Mr. Wilkinson gave assurances that
the Department was giving attention
to such matters and thta due inves
tigation was being made. He said
that Mr. Pendleton's department was
limited to investigation and that such
findings as were sufficent to base an
action in the Fedearl Courts were
filed with the U. S. District Attorney
and would result in action by the
Federal grand Jury.
The question of the passing of or
dinances by the Police Jury of this
parish that would enable the quick
action of our District Court was dis
cussed, and it was recommended that
such action be taken. This would
give relief to the Department of Jus
tice, which is at present so over
burdened as to make results slow.
COVINGTON BRANCO AMERICAN
RED CROSB.
The following is the executive
committee of the Covington Branch
of the American Red Cross, consist
ing of officers of the Chapter and ap
pointed member*: Mrs. R. N. Leon
ard, Mrs. B. B. Warren, Mrs. '. R.
Moses, Miss Kate Eastman, John L.
Haller, E. G. Davis, J. H. Warner,
D. H. Mason.
RETTA MOSES, COVINGTON
IN AMERICAN WAR SERVICE
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R.
Moses, of.ovington, who has enlist
jn the Navy as yoewoman, and now,
stationed at Algiers.
REVIEW OF WAR
NEWS ON WEST
AND ITALIAN
FRONT
Allied Troops Win Big Bat
tie On Italian Front
In Complete Rout
GERMANS HELD UP
ON WESTERN FRONT
A General Recital of War
Events During Past
Week or Two.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
The grand offenlive of the Austia
In Italy, a failure almost from th0
start, developed late a debat, and
then suddenly into a dlsstress reut.
last week. The hungry armies at - . I
peror Charles, unable to advam :
against the sallant Italians sad their
allies, took advantage ofe the adds
subsidence of the tood In the Pla .
to retreat under cover at darkneu s but
the dawn of Sunday revealed theit,
movements and General Dias strurk
swiftly. From the Monteole to the sea
the Itallan artillery poured a murde.
oa Ire nto the throngs Of Aust.alss
who, abandonalang their gun, were tri
lag to get across the river. Then the
Infantry, and even the esvalry a.s.
were galled into actlon and speedlly
completed the rout. The Plave was
almost choked with the e.emys ad..
,Within two days the Austrians Lad
not only lost all the ground tLree
aained In their first rush, but had
been driven entirely acroes the rivet, -
to and in some cases beyond their f o
mer lines. Their losses were ao*
servatively estimated at b20,000 I1
killed, wounded and prisoners. In 8
dition the Italians captured great num
bers of guns and quantities at meaml
tions and equipment.
The Austrian rear guards fought
most stubbornly at the Montello and
at the Zenson bend, those at thebo ltte
place protecting the two remaining
permanent bridges between there ad
the mouth of the river. The enemy
suffered severely from the work o
the allied air forces and In this the
new American aviators were eO -
spienous. . 0r'
All Italy celebrated the pent W.
tory and the overenthuslastle, thee
as elsewhere, epected the Iallta
army to follow it up by driving the
Austrians out of the country. But
General Dlaz Is too wise to fall into a
trap similar to the one that easgt
the enemy. The Austrians have been
there long enough to have organised a
very strong defensive line, and more
qver, the Germans were rushing troop!
to their support all last week Dias
did not fall to follow up his advan
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