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D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1919 VOL. 45 No. 8
RELLIEF FOR THE
Appeal Is Most Touching
Ever Made to Ameri
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
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.
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.
It is under-tood that no allotments
will be made but that every one will
be asked to contribute as liberally as
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.
The police jury will meet in regu
aIr session on Tuesday, January 14.
F. J. MARTINDALE,
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.
Jan. 1, 1919--To. Mrs. (Geo. Jarvis
Williams. a boy, George Harding
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
Dec. 20. 191S-Henry Robinson.
Dec. 20. 19I.S-Mlss L. E. Pharis.
Dec. 20, 19 1-P-auline April.
Dec. 22. 191rs--Mrs. Mary Dopries~:
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
Jan. 4, 1919R-Ven. Sr. Lassroses.
(Flrancis Schaefer 17 years
Mayor Oulliber, Mr. Knight
and Others Raise Funds
To Send Delegates.
Congressman Sanders Goes
With Delegation To
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
MISS LAULER TO
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 .
DEcEMBER 5. 1918
R' 8 /
\ 4th ·UKRAIN
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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,
glons, with conditions most serlous in
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
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
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.
DIES AT HOME
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Smith, of Houl
tonville, are home again, after sp,nd
ing a few days with relatives in Man
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
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.