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O.. . MA Et 0The St. Tammany Farmer 1, 1' : so, n elsoh . lve mGnts Per Copy. Pa orPw'sh anlong. b D. IT. MASON, Editor COVING~ON, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1919 VOL. 45 No. 11 WOULD PUT ONE MILLION INTO GOOD ROADS OF PARISH Hard Surface Roads Would Not Cost Exceeding $5000 Per Mile. FIVE MILL TAX ON SIXTEEN MILLION This Will Give $80,000 Per Year and Sinking Fund Of Thirty Thousand. Covington, La., Jan. 2S, 1919. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: Some time ago you had an editorial In your paper headed "Shall We Go Forward or Back Into the Woods?" This editorial dealt with the good roads problem. It was timely and to the point. We should have good roads. Good roads are absolutely necessary to our growth and prosperity. We cannot do without them. We must go back ward or forward-we cannot stand still. We must go forward; if we still. We must go forward; if we go backward we will fail into the rut. We must have good roads, and when 1 say good roads 1 mean good hard surfaced roads; roads that can be traveled in wet weather as well as dry weather. Roads that will stand the brunt of time and the constant tread of man, beast and vehicle; roads that will not melt away under the softening influence of our win ter rains. Every important point in the par ish should be connected with good roads, every farming section should be reached. Roads should be built with the view of benefitting the whole parish. Every farmer should have a good solid outlet over which to reach the market with his produce. This can be done. Why not start the movement now? St. Tammany has the reputation of being the healthiest place in the country. Why not make it the most beautiful and the most prosperous? St. Tammany is the most favorably situated of all the parishes for build ing good roads. There is gravel in abundance on our eastern boundary along Pearl River, and on our north ern boundary along Bogue Chitto River. The soil furnishes a firm and solid foundation upon which to build a hait usrface. With the start we have our roads should be hard surfaced at a cost of not much in excess of $5,000 per mile. For $1,000,000 we can build two hundred miles of durable hard surfaced roads. This would connect the important points and agricultural sections of the parish and be of in calculable value to the people. The cost would be infinitesimal compared to the benefits. One mil lion dollars spent in this way would be the greatest and the mo::t profit able investment that the people could make. Why not make it now? Make it now and get the benefit and comfort while you pay. It cannot be done by piece meal; by the funds that accrue from year to year. It must be done on a broad. big, last (Continued on page 3.) TREEN'S LETTER TO FARMERS Lime (1) sweetens a soil, (2) loosens it, (3) causes its plant food to become available for plants, and (4) is a plant food itself. Most of the soil of St. Tammany parish needs lime. Chemical tests of samples of soil taken from various parts of this parish reveal the fact that the land is acid. Roots will not grow well nor *plant food will not become available for them in soils that are acid. Better argument than this that our lands are acid and need lime, is the experience of farm ers here who have used lime on their soils. Messrs. Pruden, Warner. Bas cle, and many others, report great benefit derived from use of lime on their soils. The addition of lime to a soil that is stiff and clammy or packy tends to make it granular, "friable," mdre tillable, looser. Our soils have enough phosphate In them for many years, but this phosphate is not in an available form for the plants to take up. Much of it is "lorked up" in a compound with iron in the dirt our plows stir. If lime is added it will combine with the iron and free the phosphate for the plants which is an expensive plant food now. In the analysis of plants, and ani mals that live on plants. we find etores of lime. Lime therefore is needed by the plants. Hence, if put into a soil that is deficient in lime the plant growth will be hard er. There is a limestone quarry in our state, at Winnfield, that has been selling pulverized limestone to Lon isiana farmers for several years. We can get this delivered here for about $5.0O per ton in car lots. It should be applied to the land as soon as ,possibie: the longer it ;s there be fore the cro1 is planted the better the effect. This is so true that bet (Continued on pags 2) ------- ---4 ... NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that no trespassing is allowed on my land adjoining the land of Alfred Gitz. Any one caught taking wood or otherwise trespassing on said land will be prosecuted in full accordance with the law. fltf T. E. BREWSTER. JOHNSON TAKES ISSUE WITH H. HARDTNER AS TO CUTOVERS Says He Is Tackling Mighty Big Job When He Calls Them a Fizzle. CUTOVER SECTION LEADS IN PRODUCTION Tells Hardtner Some of the Things That Can Be Profitably Grown. The arrangement of the large head lines in the New Orleans item (,f January 22, in connection with an article purporting to quote Mr. Henry ltardtner on the use of the cut-over lands for agricultural purposes, is calculated to lead the casual reader to infer that Mr. Hardtner is an ex pert agriculturist. And judging from the emphatic manner in which Mr. Hardtner expresses himself concern ing the use of cut-over lands for re turning soldiers and agricultural pur poses, lie may lay some claim, hinm se.f, to oeing an expert agriculturist. It is evidently conceded, generally, tnat he is a successful lumberman and it is certainly pretty generally known that he has experimented on his cut-over lands for reforestation. If reports be true, Mr. Hardtner is certainly entitled to a great deal of credit for the things he has demon strated in reforestation on cut-over lands and no doubt the owners of unused cut-over lands in this State as well as in the pine district of the entire South, would do well to give more attention to reforesting at least certain portions of their lands, than they are apparently doing. - Conceding that Mr. Hardtner is a very progressive gentleman and an expert lumberman and has gained by actual experience a great deal of in formation on the question of refor estation of cut-over lands, yet when he assumes to say that any attempt at the settlement of cut-over lands for agricultural purposes will be a farce and a fizzle he is tackling a mighty big subject. 'Nearly two thirds of the whole State of Louisi ana will probably fall in the class of cut-over lands. Within a few short years there will be in the Costal Plans States of the South two hun dred and eighty million acres of eut over lands. Hundreds and thous ands of the finest soldiers sent from the South to fight the cause of right against might came fresh from the farms of the cut-over land area. We do not doubt the sincerity of Mr. Hardtner's opinion on the subject of building farms on cut-over lands but deplore his judgment and informa tion. We ,are reminded of the much used quotation, "Oh! Consistancy thou art a Jewel." Just a few items for thought as to what has been done and is being done on cut-over lands in Louisiana alone: Ninety per cent of all the sheep in Louisiana are on cut-over land. Eighty per cent of the sweet po tatoes that are shipped from the State are from the cut-over land section. All the strawberries are from the cut-over section. Seventy-five per cent of the milk shipped to New Orleans is from the cut-over section. All the first class pure Louisiana non-eulphur cane syrup is from the cut-over lands. The best watermelons are grown in this section. The cut-over section leads in the production of velvet beans, soy beans and is best adapted for peanuts. The very best cabbage, cauliflower, beets, snap beans, and in fact all kinkds of ve.etables are rown and shipped from the cut-over lands. The cut-over section produces many thousands of bushels of oats. corn, Irish potatoes and can compete with the alluvial and bottom lands in the production of cotton it the fact of ravages by the boll weevil The great section of cut-over land does not require water pumped off it and produces the best water on earth in springs, streams, shallow and artesian wells. No well-informed man pretends to argue that the cut-over lands as a class will require one thousand two hundred and forty acres of cut-over land with a fish pond, to produce a living for a family, and is absolutely foolish and ridiculous. -0-- KEEPING UP, WITH IMPIROTTD METHODS. The Commercial Bank & Troz' Company, instead of balancine bank ing accounts at any time the depot;t or presents his book. has adonted the method of up-to-date bookkecpinr that places the daily balance at the disposal of the depositor in a neatly written statement sheet. Hereafter any depositor may know his balance a nd receive paid, checks by anolica t-on at the paving teller's window. Monthly he will be notified of his balance and will receive his cancelled checks along with the statement. If not called for before, these will be mailed to him by 5th of the month. This system enables the deno~t+i* to keep up to date in the unde'stand ing of his aceount and gives him an oppor"unity to discover within rea sonable time any discrepancy in his iccount or to detect an alteration in *any check, should such a thing happen. ----0----- Mrs. J. V. Robinson was called to her home in Sugaralnd. Texas, on ac count of the serlous illness of her husband. He is reported doing very well. COYINGTON BOY RECEIVES HIGH HONORS IN FRANCE RICHARD GRI EMER Richard Grimmer is the son of Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Grimmer, of Coving ton, La., and is well known here. He volunteered and became a mem ber of the U. S. Marines and re ceived training at Paris Island, from whence he went to France. He has been decorated with the "Croix de Guerre' and the Legion of Honor cord, and is now in Portsmouth, Va., recovering from wounds received in battle. Following is a letter from Mr. Grimmer to his parents: Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 19, 1919. My Dear Parents:-Your letters of the 15th received yesterday, and must say were highly appreciated. It is certainly grand to be so near so as to receive my mail regularly. For a while in the Old Country, I found that the mail was very irregu lar, however, it was not anyone's fault, being due probably to the gen eral rush of mail conveyances. That was only one of the so many dis agreeable happenings while on so serious a mission in behalf of our great country and spotless flag. I said I would write you of som,. of my experiences I had in France and at the Front, so I will now en deavor to interest you in respect to same. To begin with, I had a very pleasant trip across the Atlantic- that is, partly across-I was feeling the grand effect of the open air for two days out at sea, but as most do. fell sick, and I too got sick for the remalnder of the way. While cross ing the ocean, and a thousand miles out, a U-boat was sighted a short distance away, and it likewise saw our ship, but Old America's sa, ors were there with "the goods." Sod denly an explosion was heard and we thought the ship was hit, but as luck willed it was our big guns barking at the enemy--and with success, too. The sailor who so wonderfully mann ed the big gun was awarded a medal and was promoted in ranks, and was honored highly by the boys and crew on board. At last we arrived and stepped on the sacred soil upon which we were to defend our just country. After a few days of hard drilling and practfle we were called to real duty, and proud were we to answer the honored call "all aboard for the battle field." We arrived at the fighting line at about 2 a. m., after walking with our packs weighing 65 pounds, besides the rifle and other articles which become a burden at the distance of 20 kilometers, or 15 miles. From the time we were eight or nine miles back of the lines we were welcomed by the big guns of the Fritz tribe, and every few minutes a big searching shell would land near us and occasionally a poor soldier would get killed or badly wounded, after getting "so near and yet so far" from the front. On arrival at our destination we were placed in our respective places, ready for anything that might occur. However, about two hours after I had been in my dug-out I heard my name called. I quickly responded and was ordered out with my squad and three other boys who knew the woods very well. I received orders to get all informa tion possible, and take prisoners back if any were to be found. Wel'. it is interesting to read about this. but having to go through the real thing makes a big difference. I felt a funny feeling playing up and down my back. I canot speak for the other boys but I suppose they had the same thought T had. which was "Good-bye Mother! and Good-bye Dad!" But thank God it turned out well. We were out on patrol for about an hour on hands and knees when we heard the lingo of the beastly hun at a distance of a few yards. From the sound of their voices I thought there were a million, but shortly afterward we found ther, were about twenty and only eleven of us, and to take them would have been a hardship. so I told the boys to gel ready for a surprise party. Sure enough. I passed the word, and as I 'passed it I imagined the huns (Continued on page 3.) TAX CO()LECTOR BUSY. The delay in preparine the rolls ?n the a-sseeo.r's offce. due to com pli.nce with the new law and the mroeuring of neces-ary data from tbh State Board of Affa.irs, has caus ed such a rush in the Sheriff's offie "hat the clerks cannot keep up with the buisness. Mr. Walter Galatas is down with the flu. as is each member of his family, and Sheriff Brewster has given his personal supervision to the ofice, although he has just re covered from a severe illness. The work is being taken oare of as rapid I, as poustbl. MR. KERR GIVES JURY A REPORT HIGHWAY TO HAMMOND Cost Would be from Twenty Three To Seventy-One Thousand Dollars. SEVERAL PLANS ARE SUBMITTED Washed Gravel Surfacing Or Shells May Be Used In Construction. (t ovington, La., Jbp. 31.---'The following i1 part of the proceedln of tch police jury of .an. 14 that were held over in order to secure certain data New Orelans, Jan. 13, 1919. Hon. Duncan Buie, state Highway Engineer, New Orleans, La. Dear Sir;-I herewith submit for your information and approval, a re port upon the estimated cost of the construction of the St. Tammany par ish section of the Covington-ham mond Highway. Location and Length. The route of the proposedl high way begins at the corporation line of the tow not Covington and extends in a westerly direction to the Tangi pahoa-St. Tammany line, a total dis tance of 8.4 mles.. The line as located follow. the ex isting public road from the corpora tion line to stastion 389-00, at which point the location crosses to the north side of the Baton R ?uge, Ilam n.cnd and Eastern R t;lroad. and parallels same to station 294.-00, at which point the proposed line ex tends in a northwesterly direction to station 254-00, from wh!ch point the I;ne extends in a westerly direction to the parish line. Type of Constre :Sioo. The location of the highway ex terds for the most part through cut cver line land, which will necessi tate a great deal of gruontng and ciari:g. Considering th3 funds ncw alailable to enable tnis project t) oe put under way, i' will be im possible to surface this highway. Thertfore separate es..iiatci are sutnLitted for both surfaced and 1.i pr'oved earth type of highways. ', siif'rient funds will also make it iu possible to provide for concrete drainage structures,' and timber structures are given consideration. The following estimates, based up on the foregoing, are hei-ewitn sub mitted for your consideration: *. Estimate No. 1 Distance-8.4 miles. Type-Improved earth. Drainage Structures-Timber. Clearing-40 acres. 38,000 cubic yards earth work em bankment, $11,400.00. 5,000 cubic yards earth work lat eral ditches $1,500.00. 40 acres of clearing and grubbing, $2,400.00. 99,000 feet B. M. timber in bridges in place, $5,940.00. 1,200 linear feet piling in place, $1,200.00. 6 m jnths engineering expenses, $600.00: Plus 10 per cent for contingen cies, $2,304.00. Total approximate cost, $23,040. Approximate average cost per mile, $3,017. Estimate No. 2 Type---Washed gravel surfacing. Width-14' cubic yards per mile, 1,400. Items Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, (as above) $23,040.00. 12,000 cubic yards washed gravel in place, $41,520.00. Plus 10 per cent for contingencies, $6,456.00. Total approximate cost, $71,016. Approximate average cost per mile, $8,454. Should concrete structure be used instead of timber structures, the fore going estimate would be increased by $30,300.00. The unit price of gravel was de termined as follows: Gravel, f. o. b. pit at Roseland, $1.15 per cubic yard. Freight rate 2,700 lbs. at .03 per C., .81 per cubic yard. Hauling, placing, etc., (acverage haul 2 miles), $1.50 per cubic yard. Total approximate cost, $3.46 per cubic yard. It is possible that this highway may be surfaced with shells, deliver ed at Madisonville over the Houlton Lumber Company's tram. I have not had time, however, to investigate this detail, and am therefore not in a position to determine the cost of this material. The maps and profile of this pro posed work have been traced, and will be completed within the next few days. Hoping that the foregoing is sat isfactory, I am, Respectfully, CHIAS. M. KERR, Asst. State Highway Engineer. Moved by E. J. Domergue, second ed by J. M. Smith, that the report on the estimateed cost of the St. Tammany section of the Covington Hammond highway be accepted and the State Highway Department be duly notified thereof. Carried. It was duly moved and seconded that Mr. S. D. Bulloch be and he is hereby appointed to fill the vateancy in the membership of St. Tammany Rdoa District No. 1, occasioned by the death of Charles T. Bradley. Iva Ellis Purvis, eldest son of MT. and Mrs. Wm. Purvis, died 'Friday, Jan. 24, in New Orleans. Interment at Budi, Is. NO STRIKE HAS BEEN CALLED AT JAHNCKE SHIPYARDS Machine Men Quit Because of Shutdown In Sheds On Rainy Days. RETURN TO WORK FULL TIME AGREED Government Closes Down Seattle Yards When Strike Is Called. It is reported that about 150 mu chine men qui't work at the Jahncke Shipyards, Monday. The trouble was due to the laying off of black smiths and machlnlita, etc., working in the sheds on rainy days when it became necessary for carpenters to lay off. There seems to be differ it ver sions of the situation and it is diffi cult, to get exact facts. It was re ported that the carpenters would walk out in sympathy, but Wednes day a committee of the shipworkers visited New Orleans and consulted with the agent of the Emergency Fleet Oorporation, and Thursday the men returned to work. This was said to be due to the fact that the agent told them no action could be taken unless the men were at work. A representative of The Farmer talked to Manager Malloy, but Mr. Malloy disclaimed any knowledge of the inwardness of the trouble, and said there was no strike. This is quite true, as the men themselves say there was no; strike. The men l olim ly Aw ndA to Divn men ithe mwork simunply necaueu to give up ' ne wura rather than lose time on rainy days when they were working under cover. The report comes as we go to press, that full time will be given the men and that everything h.as been amicably settled. The yard has such an excellent record for the quality of its work that it would have been a pity to heave trouble at this time. Madisonville, La., Jan. 28, 1919. Editor St. Tammany Farmer: The new ruling that the employees of the Jahncke Shipbuilding Corpora tion be laid off on rainy days com pelled the entire mechanical instal lation force, both union and non union, to walk out at noon today. Previous to this new ruling the men have been able to work full time averaging 48 hours weekly, but un der the new conditions imposed would lose about one day weekly. All but ten per cent of the employees are under shelter, and could see no justice in such a ruling under the present conditions of living and con tending that they cannot afford to lose time. Would appreciate very much if you would insert this in your paper. Respectfully yours, JAMES BIDOK. Piez Says Shipyards Need Rest. Washington, Jan. 30.-It will be the policy of the government in ship yard strikes to "let the job stand," Charles Piez, director general of the Emergency Fleet Corporation 9aid today. He referred particularly to the situation at Seattle, where he a'id men had been out for a week, and to San Francisco where he said it was reported workers in two trades intended to go out shortly and tie up all the work in the district. Says Yards Need Respite. Mr. Piez declared most of the shipyards needed a "breathing spell," that he did not think the govern ment would continue to furnish work at extremely high wages unless in creased skill and output justified it, and that in his view Pt was highly unwise for shipyard workers in their own interests to call strikes at their own scales. "Most of the yards need a breath ing spell." said Mr. Piez, "and pro duction factors have tended to In "rease costs. "How greatly the costs have been increased is shown by the fact that 'n one .Pacific coast yard, typical to some extent of the general situation, wages now give each worker $1.70 for putting in the same time he would have been given $1 for a year ago, while in the same period the average output of work per individu al is only 70 per cent of what it was a year ago. Wages Double; Output Drops. "In an Atlantic coast yard works men today receive $2 for putting in time that brought them $1 a year omn A,, the averare output ner in ago, and the average output per in dividual has dropped in the same period to 66 2-3 per cent of w'hat it was one year ago. "Combining this decreased effici ency with the increased wage, the result has been to make ship con struction e n t i r e y unreasonable. Some contracts for ships have been already bancelled by the government. "In my views the present tem per of congress and its attitude toward ship construction makes it highly unwise for shipyard workers in their own interests to call strikes against existing wage scales. "In Seattle, where the men have been out a week, the demand is for $1 an hour as a minimum for all workers in the yards, skilled, semi skilled or unskilled. I do not think the government will continue to fur nish work at extremely high wages unless it is Jestified by the increased output pWe man that high wages ought to bra2g." 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 caq 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. THE YARD HOSPITAL. Just inside the entrance of the yard, under the spreading branches of a massive oak tree, stands the hospital, gleaming white, adorned with the insignia of mercy and help, the Red Cross. One enters thru the office, where nurse and doctor is always to be found. Inside all is cleanliness. At the right is the operating and dressing room, to the left behind the office a lavatory, at the end of a short hall is a sunny ward with a capacity of four bed patients, opening from this is another lavatory for the use of patients. At one of the wards and opening in to it is a completely equipped biologi cal laboratory, containing everything that medical science requires for making blood tests, examinations of secretions and analysis of all de scriptions. The operating room is a thing com plete with its glistening instruments in white steel cabinets, all for the speedy relief of pain and injury. - A complete modern electrical steril izing outfit, constantly in use, in sures freedom from the dread germs of blood-poisoning, the complication so much to be feared in accidental injuries. -Mrs. Piana Koepp-DeLaunville, a graduate trained nurse of the Charity Hospital of New Orleans, and former ly of the French Hospital of that city, has been identified with the Yard Hospital since its erection. She is a woman Qf sterling worth and professional a'billty and is known and loved by all of the men employed here, as well as by many families in Madisonville, who have seen their loved ones recover health and strength under her tireless skill and devotion to duty. The surgeon in charge 'is Dr. Chas. E. Verdier, formerly a practicing specialist in New Orleans, who volun teered his services to the Army, and who, upon returning to civil life, sought something less confining than an 'office rpractice. He brings with him to his new work the experience of many yearsa i surgery, in addition to his very recent experience in handling large bodies of men under all sorts of conditions. Primarily the hospital is organized to treat and care for the injured, but its mission is even broader, for the prevention of accidents by safety devices based upon experience in many cases, ia often responsible for the stoppage of such accidents and this Is one of the hospital's functions, to find out how accidents happen and make recommendations for stopping came. Careful, concise and eacurate rec ords are kept of all injuries and cor dial relatlons with the office of the yard enables a close investigation to be made as to how the accident hap pened and then steps are taken to prevent a recurrence. The past record of the hospital shows how attention to detail elimi nates accidents; but one fatality has oocurred since we began building ships. The hospital enjoys the co-opera~ TRne noepIrLa umnjuyn 'LU Lu- uVwrr tion of every executive and every foreman In the yard and to these gentlemen thanks are extended for their ,many helpful attentions. We are here to serve. Local Notes and Doings. The Jahncke Recreation Club has purchased a Brunswick (all phono graphs in one), and a number of records. This will be a decided at traction for the members of the club. The pool table and the billiard table have not yet arrived on account of the fact that the pool table is be ing recovered. Several large elec tric lights have been added, which have greatly improved the appear ance of the placd. The club's sta tionery and memibership cards have also been received. Several games have been added and some new magazines. Mr. Anthon has started a Gram mar School which is open on Mon day, Wednesday and Friday nights in the Mess Hall of the Soldiers' Bar racks. It is to be hoped that he will have a good attendance. Mr. Anthon is giving his time to this work and the Blue Print School, as is well qualified as an instructor in both. The Blue 'Print School has a very large attendance at present and the work is progressing very satisfac torily. Mr. D. A. Phillips does not appear to be so lubricated lately. However, this can be easily explained by men VITAL STATISTICS. . White- Royce Joseph Faciane to Josephine Ford. Sylvain Seymour Parisy and Clara Miller. J. Louis Smith and Anna Morrell. Colored Ransom Barns and Suth Smith. Harry 'Pierce and Rosa Ducre. Alonzo Williams and Selina Mayo. James Morris and Clara Alexando-. A. L. Young and Murdis R.ichard son. Jerry Clark and Dolores Raiford. Frank Scott and Margaret Silmen. Deaths. Jan. 17-Horace P. Bougere, 58 years. Tna. 14-D.aid P. Cox, 71 years. S tioning that Mr. Phillips no longer drives his own Ford. Mr. Davis is possessed of a great curiosity. We agree with Mr. Da':is that it is very baffling to determine how Mr. Pens can so completely con ceal his whereabouts after dark in such a small town as Madisonville; We deeply regret to learn that Mrt James Moore has severed his connee tions with the Emergency Fleet Cor poration as Assistant Resident In spector. We will greatly miss Mr. Moore's charming personality and able assistance and sincerely wish him success in his new undertaking. We have been hearing the chips clinking through the wee hours of the morning. We are inclined to believe that this is the reason why Mr. Dietrich is beginning to bear such a great resemblence to "Gloomy Gus." A month ago Mr. Roland Ladreyth was one of the moat enthusiastic Ford owners in' the Parish. Is it not funny what a change of sea.td ment a few punctured tires will bring about? The atmosphere or something olse about Madisonville has been guilty of causing a large carbuncle to bud on the neck of Mr. John Davis. We deeply sympathize with Mr. Davi in this hour of his great agony, buti we cannot understand why Dr. Vcrdier has prescribed the water wagon. We fear that Mr. Davis will sa in begin to sing "I Don't Want To .Jet Will." The present fatted conditioni of Mr. Jim Moore, Assistant Res!I nt Inspector of the Emergency Feet Corporation, bears a great testi.lca tion to the health producluhg qlaliu ties of St. Tammany parish. liow ever, with his ravenous appetit. .im could have easily gotten fa. In the Sahawa Desert, and owing to the number of times he requests a .sec ond helping of his tablemates, they ,rten wish he were there. We are glad to see the Emhr ;Macy Fieet Corporation Machinery Instal ldtion Inspector, Captain Car;aon, back on the job, having fllty r: o'v. ered from his recent illness. I is commonly understood. that a. mut.>rists advocate better roa.s, ht'Ec c the mentioning in previo~is I* s-eu of The Farmer that many ..ti: tions were made 'for the improvement o, the road between Madisonvil!e and Cu'!ngton. Evidently, Mr. Ed. r." Melloy is not in sympathy with tse n.o ement, as he was obse.'red rid ing in a ditch on Thursday morn ing, January 23. From this it would ar.naar th+& Mr Ma11sanv ,s*afs a mast appear that Mr. Malloy prefers a wet and sloppy path. We welcome the addition of Mr. R J. McDougall to our office force. He has recently been discharged from the army, where he had elevated himself to the rank of First Lieu tenant. Mr. MeDougall will have complete charge of our Pay Roll De partment. Mr. H. D. Vinet, Assistaltt Plant Guard Marshal for the Emergency Fleet Corporation at the Jahacke Shipyard, when asked why he was not married, replied "because no. one ever asked men." Go easy, Dan, the girls in the future will claim the privileg heretofore enjoyed by' the men. you remember what, the little lady in white said at the: gate, "Don't be talking that way around here." Mr. Richard says his Hudson is a good car, except that the engine misses. We always thought that the motor was the most essential thing in a car, but it seems not as Mr. Richard's "For Sale" sign brought a favorable offer from the Canning Factory. Isn't it strange how such things will happen? Several weeks ago Mr. John L. Jones, of Covington, went to New Orleans to take in the sights and it seems as if Mr. Jones took in "too many sights," for, after purchasing his ticket to come home he fell asleep in the depot (as the people in Crystal Springs do when they wait for the train), and upon awakening, found his hat gone. Be lieving that it had been stolen, Mr. Jones at . nece began walking lip end down Canal Street in an effort to apprehend the thief. After; many hours of fruitless sPrch, cre'tfallen, he boarded the train far Covington. If any one should bh, i' to see Mr. Jones' hat, please notrfy him. Jan. 22-Paliss Puley, 30 years. Jan. 24-Isaac Moses, 40 vears. Jan. 29-Rosa Rushing. .i f years. Jan. 29-Allce Richardsrn, 1 8 years. It is reported that the schools will open Monday . TO REPORT ON TCHFIF1CrTA RIVER. Mr. Alfred Guyolot, from the Go(v ernment Department of Eugineers, was in Covington Thursday` looking into the condition of the river and investigating as to the amount of traffc. His reports will havela bear ing on the amount of the appropria tion we will get for keepng it up. Unfoi'tunately, at the present time there is little doing in this' ine, al though the river has rendered us raluable 'ervike heretofore.