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IDFEL PHALMACY, Madison- OT nn ville. Five Cents Per Copy. D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1919 VOL. 45 No. 8 RELLIEF FOR THE STARVING JEWS IMPERITIVELY NECESSARY Appeal Is Most Touching Ever Made to Ameri can People. COLD AND HUNGER WILL KILL MANY Committee Members to Call On People for Donations To the Fund. The raising of funds to reiiave the suffering of the Jews in Elir;ol. is an undertaking .,upported and :;trength ened by it.; great need. The appeal is the most Ito!:hirng that ha, aen made to the Amiirican people. Ilone less and without means or fod., wen. women and children will die of ,;t.i v ation or perish in the bit:,: told. There are no people more :ndopeld ent than the Jews. Given unytning lke an equal opportunity, they have in a:l countries maintain-ld them selves and taken care of any of their race that needed assistan:e. The Jews have been driven to their present state of de titution by war and the persecution of oen,'ies. There is no way in which they tan save themselves. America realizcs the situation and f:rom indications will respond liberally to rescue their from their terrible suffering. The campaign is under way in New Orleans and contributions are being turned in daily, but St. Tammany parish was not notified in time to become organized in the early part of the drive. Now, however, com mittees have been org.inize I an I a general canvass will be made. Fol lowing are the committees Covington--A. I). Schwartl7. '. J LAcroix, Robt. Badon. James Con naughton. Madisonville - Theo. D-ndingier. Emile B. Oulliher, Jr., M. R.)usseau. ,Mandeville--Chas. David. 11. Porey and Herman Levy. Slidell-Robt. L. Aubert and .T. J. Dubuisson. Fol:owing is the ladies' committee for Covington: Mrs. E. R. Moses, Mrs. J. C. Burns, Mrs. B. B. Wa.rren, Mrs. W. M. Poole, Mrs. .. Clann, Mrs. Chas. Sheffield, Mrs. H. M. Wa' lace, Mrs. W. H. Kentzel, Mrs. T. Vaughn, Mrs. Rudolnh Schultz, Mrs. H. A. Mackie, Mrs. Geo. H. Menetre. Mrs. Preston Burns, Mrs. Robert 1-1H. Dutsch. It is under-tood that no allotments will be made but that every one will be asked to contribute as liberally as possible. Don't forget that the Jews of America have been liberal support ers of all war activities. Open your heart and your purse to the starving babes and mothers who cannot help themselves and are now wandering in the snow without food or shelter. -- POLICE JURY. The police jury will meet in regu aIr session on Tuesday, January 14. F. J. MARTINDALE, Secretary. --0- A CORItEC(TION. The following correction is made as to the shoouing at Warren Sharp's house, last week: The shooting occurred at a dance at Warren Sharp's house, and in stead of Cornelius Al:ison entering the house and opening fire, as was stated, the shots were fired outside the gate in the darkness. Several parties were shooting at the same time, when a bullet from some one's pistol accidentally entered the door of the house and glanced to one side sligh.ly striking Meyers in the hip. It is not known who fired the shot that n:ruck Meyrs. IHowever, Cor nelius A:lison V. :s charged with it at the time but is 'w released. LlKE ALLISON. VIT.A, STATISTI(S. Ilrths. Jan. 1, 1919--To. Mrs. (Geo. Jarvis Williams. a boy, George Harding Willinams. Jan. 2, 191!3--To Mrs. IFrank El liott, a girl. Francis Elaine E:iott. Jan. 3. 191--To Mrs. lsidore Fitz (color'd). twin girls. Magdalene and Marie Fritz. J)eathl.s. Dec. 20. 191S-Henry Robinson. 28 days. Dec. 20. 19I.S-Mlss L. E. Pharis. 60 years. Dec. 20, 19 1-P-auline April. Dec. 22. 191rs--Mrs. Mary Dopries~: 72 years. Dec. 22. 191--Paul Currie Gray Grimmer. 3 months. Dec. 21. 191 S-Michael Joseph Le Ruth, 42 years Dec. 25. 1918--Chas. Louis Bar thelemy. 40 years. Jan. 4. 9198-Mrs. Malinda Brown 45 years. Jan. 4, 1919R-Ven. Sr. Lassroses. (Flrancis Schaefer 17 years CITIZENS APPEAL GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE WOOD SHIPS Mayor Oulliber, Mr. Knight and Others Raise Funds To Send Delegates. CITIZENS STRONGLY BEHIND MOVEMENT Congressman Sanders Goes With Delegation To Washington. Public appreciation of the excel lent work done by the Jahncke Ship building Corporation set machinery in motion to induce the Governmet'i to continue the work in the yar s, in view of the fact that mt.ny con tracts with the sh:pbuilding coa p.nies that were building ships are i threatened to be cancelled, whaeri work on the keels have not rea':hed the expense of $200,UO.i.oU. From the present outlook there will be a strong demand for wooden ships in the coast trade as well a: overseas. The fact that the ships built by the Jahncke Company are of such sound construction as enables them to last as long, and some sa, longer, as the steel ships, and consid ering the fact that the yards of this company have been perfected at great expense and large forces of men have been educated in the instruction de partment provided by Commo'!ore Jahncke, it is felt that shipbuilding should be encouraged and maintain. ed at Madisonvi:le. I Mayor Oulliber and a committee of Madisonville citizens got busy in: mediately and sent delegates to hil adell,hia and Washington to present matters in their true light and to secure the consideration toat is felt is due. Congressman Sanders met the delegation and went with them: on their trip to Washington. Mlr. Armstrong. Mr. Knight and Mr. Homer Perrin and others were of the delegation. Covington was to have sent a delegate, but a misunderstand ing of some kind prevented Mr. Mor gan, whom it was decided to seni. from being notified in time. St. Tammany pari h, as one of the largest contributors to war as'ivities in the South, and having a large corps of ski'led shipworkers resi'lin, in Madisonville, should not he de prived of an industry that has offer ed means of support to thou:n, d? of families in Madi.onville and ,ilUdell The people of the parish would feel strongly the injustice of such an act. It is to be hoped that our senator. and congressmen will present facts to the Shipping Board that wi'i con vince them of the necessity of keep ing these yards in operation on ships -class. o onste uc pu papoaan eti tll class construction. MISS LAULER TO LECTURE HERE MONDAY AT PARKVIEW I Monday, January 13, Miss Rose Marie Laular will lecture at Park view Theatre upon the most harrow ing incidents of the war. She speaks from actual experience and you will learn of atrocities and war incidents at first hands from a young lady who is capable of placing these incidents before you In an interesting manner and with details impressed upon her Rose Marie Lauler. :emory from personal experience. The fact that hetlecture is under HUNGER DRAWS THE MAPN g FaPine Conditions Food Shortage approching &mine Point SSerious Food S)ortage Suffcket Present Food .Iv But Futurc Se lb . :Amercan ied III Unclasifined DEcEMBER 5. 1918 R' 8 / GE MANYP \ 4th ·UKRAIN SEA FRI ICA A food map of Europe today shows not a single country in which the fu ture does not hold threat of serious difficulties and only a small part which is not rapidly approaching the famine point. With the exception of the Ukraine only those countries which have maintained marine commerce have sufficient food supplies to meet actual needs until next harvest, and even in the Ukraine, with stores accu mulated on the farms, there is famine in the large centers of population. Belgium and northern France, as well as Serbia, appear on the hunger map distinct from the rest of Europe because they stand in a different rela tion from the other nations to the peo ple of the United States. America has for four years maintained the small war rations of Belgium and northern France and is already making special efforts to care for their increased after-the-war needs, which, with those of Serbia, must be included In this plan, are urgent in the extreme and must have immediate relief. The gratitude of the Belgian nation for the help America has extended to her during the war constitutes the strongest appearfor us to continue our work there. The moment the German armies withdrew from her soil and she was establlshqd once more in her own GOVERNOR AND' PARTY, MAYOR BEHRMAN TO COME TODAY The conservation meeting has been talked of several weeks and people should have an understanding of its importance. A large number of prominent men interested in the mnatter from various parts of the Florida Parishes will arrive by boat about 2:00 p. m., to-day, among them Governor Pleasant and Mayor Behr man. They will be met by promi nent local people who have worked hard to bring attention to the im portant matter in hand. There will lie speaking and permant organiza tion and a f ee barbecue at the fair grounds, to which the public in gen eral is cordially invited. 0 CP-TO-D).ATE PRINTING. The Kentzei Job Printing Estab lishment P:as just Installed one of the self-feeders made by the Miller Saw Co., at a cost of $700..00 The machine tells you when anything is wrong and feeds the presses with the I speed of three irst-clase feeders. -0--- Mr. Howard Burns, who suffered another attack a few days ago, is recovering, and it is thought he will he all right in a few days. the auspices of the Knights of Co lumbus and the Association of Com merce is a guarantee of Interest that should not fail to appeal to the peo ple of Covington and vicinity. It is deaired that all who possib:y can sha:l hear the lecture. There should be a crowded house, and if you have not yet secured ticketd you should do Schwartz or Mr. J. H. Warner, or at the theetre window at opening. seat of government the little nation's first thought was to express her grati tude to the Commission for Relief In Belglum for preserving the lives of millions of her citizens. Germany, on the other hand, need not figure in such a map for Aplerl cans because there is no present Indi cation that we shall be called on at all to take thought for tie food needs of Germany. Germany probably can care for her own food problem if she is given access to shipping and is enabled to distribute food to the cities with dense populations, which are the trou ble centers. England, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, all of which have been maintained from American supplies, have sufficient food to meet Imnmediate needs, but their fututre presents serl ous difficulties. The same is true of Spain and the northern neutral coun tries-Norway, Sweden and Denmark -whose ports have been open and who have been able to draw to some degree upon foreign supplies. Most of Russia is already in the throes of famine, and 40,000.000 people there are beyond the possibility of help. Before another spring thou sands of them inevitably must die. This applies as well to Poland and practically throughout the Ealtic re MONUMENT TO ST. TAMMANY SOLDIERS TO BE BUILT A meeting of the Parish Council of Defense was held in Covington Wednesday, January 8, Chairman E. G. Davis presiding and H. A. Mackie acting as secretary. There were present: Mrs. Clifton Burns, Mrs. E. R. Moses, Miss Kate Ea:tman, E. G. Davis, E. J. Do mergue, John L. Haller, J. J. Foley, Supt. Elmer E. Lyon, Capt. H. A. Mackie. After reading and adoption of pre vious minutes, a communication of the State Council was read regari ing disabled soldiers, and it was sug gested that the letter be sefit to The St. Tammany Farmer for ;)ublication of main features for information of all concerned. An important motion was that of Mr. Domergue that a committee be appointed to raise money for the erec tfl'n of a monument to the soldiers when went to war from St. Tammany parish. The motion carried and the followinf committee wa3 appointed: J. D. Grant, of Slidell; John fHall; and Mrs. Clifton Burns, of Coving ton. Mrs. Moses brourht up the m'tter of Jewish war relief. Mrs. Burns moved that the campaign be heirtl!y endorsed by the Council of Defense and hat members be urger to gio: their full support and assistance. The motion carried. STOCKHOLDERS' IfMEETING. Notice is hereby givan that the regular annual meeting of the stock holders of the Commercial Bank & Trust Company will be held on the second Tuesday in January (January 11. 1919) at 3 p. m. A. R. McCORMACK, .4-2t Cashier. glons, with conditions most serlous in Fi'nland. Bohemia, Serbia, Roumania and Montenegro have already reached the famine point and are suffering a heavy toll of death. The Armenian popula tion is falling each week as hunger takes its toll, and in Greece, Albania and Roumania so serious are the food shortages that famine is near. Al though starvation is not yet Imminent, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Ture key are in the throes of serious strin gencies. In order to fulfill America's pledge in world relief we will have to export every ton of food which can be han died through our ports. This means at the very least a minimum of 20,000,000 tons compared with 6,000,000 tons pre war exports and 11,820,000 tons ex ported last year, when we were bound by the ties of war to the European allies. If we fall to lighten the black spots on the hunger map or if we allow any portions to become darker the very peace for which we fought and bled will be threatened. Revolt and anarchy inevitably follow famine. Should this happen we will see in other parts of Europe a repetition of the Russian de bhale and our fight for world psae will have been in vain. COL ROOSEVELT DIES AT HOME OYSTER BAY SUDDENLY Oyster Bay, N. Y., Jan. 6.-Col. Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States,,who died at his home on Sagamore Hill early to-day, will be laid to rest without pomp or ceremony in Young's Memorial Cem etery in this village Wedaesday af tot noon. He will be buried on a knoll overlooking Long Island Sound, a plot which he and Mrs. Roosevelt selected soon after he left the White House. -- ------ NElGRO WOMAN IS BURNED TO I)EATH IN BOX C.R. About 3 o'clock Friday morning it was found, on response to the t,re alarm, that a kitchen car for warkmen on the N. O. G. N., at 'nmith's Switch, which was consumed, haid been occupied by a negro wo man, name not known, who was em ployed as cook, and that she was burned to death. It is thought she had been overcome by the fumes of charcoal :he had been using. -0 NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS. Delayed tax rolls have been receiv ed and filed and taxes are now due. I hereby give notice that state and pariRh taxes will be collected at my office in Covington, La., and I especi ally request that an early settlement he 'made to avoid the rush, due to the delay caused by late rolls and sus"ension. Taxes will become delinquent after 4 January 31, 1919, and extra costs will be added. T. E. BREWSTER, Sheriff and Tax Collector. ITEMS OF INTEREST AT JAHNCKE SHIPYARDS IN MADISONVILLE Items of interest to the shipbuilders and public in general will be published in this column each week, and those who have interesting news and local notes can forward same to the Editorial Department Jahncke Shipbuilding Corporation, and they will be handled by them. Notes should be in so as to be mailed every Wednesday, otherwise they will be held over until the next week. E. F: CADDIN, Editor-In-Chief. SWe are in receipt of a telegram from the delegates sent to Washing ton by Local Union No. 1996, for the purpose of protesting against the can ce:lation of contracts for wooden ships in the South, as a great many men were influenced by the everlast ing appeal from the Government. These gentlemen inform us that they got in touch with Congressman J. Y. Sanders and that the condition of affairs does not look so bad. Boys, we want more ships. Go to the shipyard and work hard from start to stop whistle. This, the boys have done in a great many case:. Now, we hope the Emergency Fleet Corporation will re mrember these boys who are still breathing and must have the staff of life, even it some of us feel that we have abandoned our little homes and farms to build ships. Those who were not even carpenters were asked to undergo training so that they might become efficient shipbuilders. Now, this is all being done by the men in this Southern country, and we would ask the Emergency Fleet Corporation to re-consider the can cellation of the contracts for wooden ships. We are glad to note that most all the employees have returned to work in the shipyard and things seem to be adjusting themselves back to a smooth-running organization ,again, and we would suggest that Mr. Joe Cardone stir up his ceiling and plank ing gangs on No. 5, as Mr. Paul Ou:li ber is about ready to begin this work on No. 6, and says that he and his crew intend to give No. 5 a "run for the money." Mr. John H'aas, who is in charge of No. 4, says that he hopes the caulkers and painters will take ad vantage of the good weather and push that part of the work in order that he may be able to launch his ship soon. Mr. Andrew Anglehart, after hav ing assembled and set up six frames on No. 7 in one day, is satisfied that he will be able to launch his saip some time this spring. We are glad to note that Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Merritt have returned home, after spending the holdays with relatives in Pensaco:a, Fla., where, Mr. Merritt says, the ship building industry is a great thing. Mr. and Mrs. W. Hay, of the Hay Merchandise Co., visittl New Or leans on business this week. Judging from the smiles on a few faces and the rumor going around, wedding bells will soon be ringing in Houltonville. We are sorry to note that Mr. Vic Chatellier, our general yard foreman, is confined to his bed with a severe attack of neuralgia in the head. We sincerely hope he will soon 'be out with us again. We could not keep from noticing the smiles on Mr. J. C. Perkins' face when he returned from a two-weeks pleasure trip to New Orleans, where he was out to see the "races" several times--and then some. Mrs. H. U. Hayden made a flying trip to New Orleans last Monday. Quite a number of men have inter ested themselves in the formation of an organization, with quarters in the Soldiers' Barracks. The purpose of the organization is to make a recre ation center where the men of the yard can come at nights, read, write letters and visit. They have already appointed temporary officers and are now drawing up a constitution. Everyone ought to be interested in this project. Come and bring your friends at 7:30 o'clock any evening. As the club grows new features will be added from time to time. We are glad to note that Dr. and Mrs. Verdere are in town looking for suitable quarters, with a view to lo cating here with un. Dr. Verdere was formerly an army officer. Mr. Louis II. Bourdette, one of the most popular pay-roll clerks of the Jahncke Shipbuilding Corpora tion, is back at his desk again, after spending the holidays with his family in New Orleans. No doubt the younger set in and around Madison ville will be glad to hear of his re turn. The Employment Office would like to call the attention of the employees to the fact that it is always well to glance at the Bul!etin Board at the gate, and the one at the Employment Ofie, as each employee passes out of the yard. Many times, besides items of interest, names of men who are wanted on the phone, or by the Western Union are posted there. A rather amusing little incident occurred last Sunday evening, at the expense of, Mr. "Bill" Cuney, the beau brummel of Warehouse No. 29. Mr. Cuney stepped out of the pic ture show all dolled up in his "Sun day-go-to-meetings," and proceeded to apply his self-starter to his "Hunk-a-tin," but to no avail. Be lieving the poor thing was cold he proceeded to get his tow line into action, and was towed around the residential section of Covington by a brother Ford, which was more for tunate. However, the result was fruitless, as the Ford refused to start, and, upon closer examination, it was discovered that the gasoline tank was empty. We would not commit ourselves. However, we will infer that Mr. Cuny, having heard that a Ford could ruli on its reputation, decided to test this theory, as he laughed at Mr. Richard some time back, when Mr. Richard tried to run his Hud son on its reputation, but without success, and said that he could do that with his car. This ought to be a lesson to Mr. Cuny-that even if a Ford can be taught to "rock a baby" and other numerous things, it must have gaso line in order to run. We are glad to see Mr. W. R. Pat terson, former employee of this com pany, back with us again as tra vel ing auditor. Joe Cardone has n .t ie.n; on the job for the past few d iys, due to the fact that Mrs. Cardone and daughter are Ill with 'he I'u. We sincerely hope that they w.ll Loon recover. We are very glad to learn th:i' Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Behrens a,e on the road to recovery, after an attack of the flu. Other vic:ims of the flu are Mr. and M.s. Jack Walters, Mr. and Mrs. Flank Cardone, Jr., and Mr. Arnoit Koeýp. \ e hope that they will ue well again soon. Road conditions are getting worse and worse all the 'tiule. We hope that the police jury will speedily l.ve up to their promise to the voters of ths parish and begin work on the roads as soon as possible. Mfch more delay means a great hampering of traffic in and out of Madisonvillt. We are informed that the parlsh of St. Tammany owns several mules As we have not seen them in this part of the parish for some time we would like to know what they are doing. It seems useless that the p ar iah should go to the expense of keep ing up these mules if they aren't go ing to derive some benefit from them. We hope the police jury will be k'nd enough to give us some light on this subject in the near future. The Jahncke Class of W. O. W. were initiated Wednesday night. With' our large membership the meet ings should have a much be:ter at tendance. Come out. Let us make Live Oak Camp No. 266 a real. live Camp. This Camp meets the first Thursday of every month. We are sorry to learn that Mrs. E. F. Caddin, of Houltonville, in con fined to her bed again, suffering from an attack of malaria. We sincerely hope she will be well again 'oon. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ford are home again, after spending the holidays with Mrs. Ford's parents in Slidell. Dr. G. A. Pennington and family, who have been suffering from an at tack of influenza for the past eight or ten days, are on the road to re covery. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Smith, of Houl tonville, are home again, after sp,nd ing a few days with relatives in Man deville. Mr. Geo. Johnson, of Covington, is stricken with Influenza. We are glad to know that our old veteran\ lumber checker, Mrs. A. Kel lev, is back again in the wood work ing shop with us. Mr. Louis Stockte!th, Plant Mar shal of the Emergency Fleet C:'r:ior ation, serving at th" I'- kei yord, has returned to his - n~ r ',tv "fter spendng the holidays wth fr!ends in New Orleans. Wh'le in New Or leans he was seen pr'&'ng "i'i'tire for h's wife. who will arrive 'hortly in Madisonville. This wi'l be no str prise to the younger set in and around Madisonville. A few dayi ago. when the wethber was very cold, Mr. Ben Gal'eihen was observed in a frantic attempt to get warm on the' cold side of an upright boiler. We would suggest that he try the other side next time.