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St. Tammany Farmer
D. H. MASON - - - - Editor and Proprietor Entered at the Covington postolice as Second-Class Matter (COMVI U SORtY EDUCATION. !Many are of the opinion that all laws should be enforced, even those ;lib:h mayi be considered to have been unwisely passed and unduly con sideredl. thus securing their repeal and preventing a precedent that might open the way to violatJon of laws that should be upheld. The compulsory education law has been violated in this parish without punishment-not bocause the law was unjust or discriminating or hurtful in any way, but becrausi, the grand jury seemed loath to brand the otherwise law-abiding c:iizens as violators of the law. Hlence heretofore the parent who has - been reported for not sending his child to school has escaped with a repri inand and promise of punishment for future neglect. I:ut each child is entitled to an education, and NO PARENT OR Gl'AltIJIAN SHOI'LI) L E I: ALLOWED TO RIIN ITS FUTURE BY RE ,'l'SIN TO SENI)O IT TO SCHOOL. The law works no hardship that can net be relieved by a statement of the circumstances that create the hardship. The loss or the services of the child at home, in case the child is employed in the home, is more than compensated by the future value of the child as a citizen--as a factor in social advancement and community prosperity. The action of Judge Carter in placing the responsibility of the enforce ment of this law clearly before the grand jury, and the attitude of Dis trict Attorney Brock in taking the matter up on information, will be ap proved by the people. Superintendent Lyon and the School Board have been powerless to enforce the law unless backed by the machinery of the law. The situation has become disheartening and published letters show ed that the citizens of this community were inquiring why this parish Sas being deprived of the benefit of the law. Whenever the citizens of a community take an interest in the enforce ment of provisions for its welfare, they assume an attitude that favors progress and development. MERELY ,BEING A. LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN DOES NOT CONSTITUTE GOOD CITIZENSHIP.. THE RESPONSIBILI TY OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP MEANS THE ASSUMPTION OF DUTIES AND THE SHOU'LDERING OF BURDENS OFTEN IN CONFLICT WITH SELF-INTEREST, AND ALMOST INVARIABLY BRINGS DISTASTE FUL PUBLICITY. If the action of the citizens who have brought the violation of the com pulsory education law to the attention of the public results in giving an education to but one child who was being deprived of this right, they will have been repaid a thousand times for any unpleasantness connect ed with the duty performed. SYSTEMIATIZING OUR PUBIAC BUSINESS. There has been great improvement in our system of accounting in parish affairs, yet withal the report of the auditor, W. N. McFarland, supervisor of public accounts, shows that there is much to be learned, and further, that the advice of counsel should be sought in all cases where there is doubt as to what funds should be drawn upon for expenses or services. Most of the errors occurred through ignorance of the law and the con t nuance of the system that was in vogue before the various parish officers were placed upon a salary basis instead of the fee system. It may be expected that mistakes will occur until officials have familiarized them selves with the requirements of the new law. WVhile it is pleasing to note that no dishonesty is shown by the auditor's report, it is definitely shown that when the advice of the auditor shall have been put in practice there will be great improvement in the system of accounting and a better under standing of the laws governing the affairs of the parish. At the same time, as we understand it, awkward situations may arise at times in strictly following the law in drawing upon the various salary funds, especially in the work of the sheriff in conveying prisoners and in doing things requiring an immediate expenditure of funds. Auditor McFarland's work was thorough and his suggestions and in structions, if carefully adhered to, will avoid in the future any criticism that might arise by failure to strictly comply with the law. SCHOOL BOARD (Continued -om age 1) After approving for payment cur rent bills submitted by the Superin tendent, a number of matters were discussed and the following recom mendations agreed upon: School Transfers (a) In order that such school WRIGLE YS The Flavor Lasts! Always the best buy for the Price The greatest five-cents worth of beneficial Sealed Tiht--Kept Right refreshment possible to get. The Flavor SLasts IN ~ i transfers as may be necessary for the coming year may be properly arrang ed for, it is necessary that the Sup erintendent be authorized at once to advertise for bids for operating these transfers. (b) The Superintendent report ed to your committee that in two sections of the parish complaint has been made that the school transfers operated by this board are ,being used by children in attendance at private K II NEW INDUSTRY Creating a market for Green Moss DUREL MOSS WORKS Peter Durel, Prop., Mandeville, La. Corner of Marigny and Jefferson Avenue Buys green moss at the rate of $2.50 a thousand pounds, delivered, in any quantity SAVINGS SERMONETTE Number Ten EARLY TRAINING Economy is like a tender plant. It will flourish if properly cultivated, but may wither and die if neglected. As good soil is most produc tive of plant life while yet in an early stage of cultiva tion, so is a youthful brain more apt to receive lasting impressions of economy and thrift. The fact that early impressions are the most lasting is never disputed. One of the old philosophers said if he could train a child until he was seven years of age his religious views would be so thoroughly in culcated that no one could ever change them. Plant the seed of saving in the mind of a boy or girl and in after years it will bear the fruit of useful, economical habits. The ideas of saving are necessarily acquired in the same manner as ideas along other lines, and it is the plain duty of the parent to instill the proper ideas into the young mind. The best method of procedure is to open savings accounts for the youngsters and teach them to watch for all the chances to save any sum, no matter how small, to add to this fund. iBefore they are gone, call at the St. Tammany Hay and Grain Ware houes and get some of those glass jars and tin cans for preserving fruits and vegetables. Anybody can solder them. Solder is on, just pass iron over it. schools to the inconvenence and detriment of the children attending the public schools, in whose interest the transfers are overated. To enable the Superintendent to handle such matters effectively, should further occasion arise, it is recommended that your board pass a resolution forbidding the use of these transfers to any person other than children in attendance at the public schools of the parish. Junior Hich School For Madisonville ,Based on advice of the Superin tendent that the school at Madison yille has complied with all the neces sary requirements, it is recommend ed that your board pass a resolution authorizing the establishing of a Junior High School at Madisonville Sand Hill School 'It being reported by the Superin tendent that the school at Sand Hill Is in a deplorable condition, physical ly, it is recommended that steps be taken by your board to provide a suitable house for this community before the opening of the 1919-20 school year. Parish Wide School Tax On account "f the new Constitu tional Amendments, providing funds for the operation of our schools, the special school maintenance taxes previously voted in some of the wards appear to be excessive, and in at least one ward (the eighth) effort has al ready been made to bring about a reduction of their special school ttaxes. To provide for our schools as a parish unit, rather than as ten ward units, your committee deems t advisable that an election be call ed during the coming summner to vote a parish wide school mainte nance tax, to take the :place of t1te special ward taxes now in existence. t is therefore recommended that your board pass a resolution instruct ng your executive committee to work Jut. in collaboration with the sup erintendent, the details of such plan, o be submitted to the board at its uly meeting, so that an election may e called at that time. Issistant Priucipals of ligh Schools At your last meeting a schedule of salaries was adopted for the com ng year, but this schedule, as adopt ed, made no provision for assistant principals of high schools. After some discussion of the subject, your committee recommends that duties of these assistant principals be de lned by the sunerintendent, and that their compensation be fixed at $125 'ier month. assistant to the 4uperintendent Following the recommendations of State Supt. Harris, in his informal :onference with this board last win :ei, the matter of employing an as ;istant for the superintendent was ull discussed. It is well known to you all that a great part of the time f our superintendent is taken up with office work, that might well be lone by a minor clerk, thus leaving the superintendent a great deal more time for active supervision of the schools of the parish, an'd such super vision should be of the utmost value to the parish school system. We herefore recommend that your board nmediately authorize the employ mrent of such an assistant to the sup 3rintendent. In this connection your committee requested Mr. Lyon to endeavor to iscertain for what salary a suitable person for this work might be em ployed, and he will doubtless be able to give you this information. Respectfully submitted, N. H. FITZSrIMONS, H. W. WOODRUFIF, Executive Committee. Moved by Mr. Levy, seconded by Mr. Evans, that Miss Mary Suggs be elected as elementary school sup ýrvisor for 12 months, beginning July 1, 1919, at a salary of $100.00 per month, and all necessafry travel ing expenses incurred while attend ing to her official duties. Upon motion of ,Mr. Oswald, sec onded by Mr. Evans, the following bills having been approved by the executive committee, were ordered paid: Jas. H. Jones, $175; C. E. Schonberg, 53c; W. H. Kentzel, $9.50 Alexius Bros, $6.33; Smith Hard ware Co., $7.10; L. O. Draper Shade Co., $41.44; A. D. Crawford $18.32; J. W. york, $2; I. L. Lyons & Co., $34; 1tamires-Jones Printing Co., $2.40; Geo. C. Everett. $34; Nilson Fredeiick Co., $79.20; Thomas & Parke;., $609.38; Warren Thonlas, $36.0;; Southern Seating Company, $514.d2. iMo ed ,by Mr. Oswald, seconded by M. Talley, that the school transfers engaad and paid by the parish board to t nsfer school children to the public schools in this parish be here by requested and instructed to not carry passengers of any nature at the same time that public school children are riding with them when ever in doing so the children shall be crowded or in any other way in convenenced. Carried. iMoved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Bancks, that it is the desire of this board that the Madisonville school shall qualify as a Junior High School beginning with the seasoni of 1919-20, and that the superintend ent be hereby instructed and author ized to attend to such details as may be necessary to secure the approval of the State Board of Education and thus place this school upon the of ficial list of Junior High Schools of the state. Carried. Moved by Mr. Talley, seconded by Mr. O'Keefe, that it is the desire of this board to call a parish wide tax of 2 1-2 mills to take the place of the present district taxes and that the executive committee be hereby re quested to work out the details gov erning this proposed election to be called at our July meeting and held some time in the month of August. The report of this executive commit tee shall be placed before the parish board at their July meeting for the;r consideration. Carried unanimously. Moved by Mr. Talley, seconded by Mr. Evans, that a donation of $500 be made to the Sun colored schoil] building fund to be taken from the tifth ward special fund. Carried. Upon moton, duly seconded, it was voted to adjourn for lunch until 1:30 o'clock. In the afternoon the same mem bers were present as in the morning session with the addition of Geo. R. Dutsch, director of the first ward. Moved by MIr. Talley, seconded by Mr. Bancks, that in view of the fa't that the Methodist Church at Pearl River had been used for school pur poses for a veriod of 10 months dur ing the session of 1917-18 and 1918 19, that $100 be paid to this church !or the rent of this building. Carried. Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by \¶r. Bancks, that the superintendent Se instructed to equip the Talisheok school with such domestic science utfit that he in his own judgment nay think best, and that the expense 3f this shall come from the sixt;h vard special tax. Carried. Moved by Mr. Dutsch, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the superintendent be instructed and authorized to se ure necessary blackboards for the Iladisonville colored school and that his board may be used during the oming summer at the Summer Nor nal for the colored people to be held it Madisonville. Carried. Moved by ,Mr. Evans, seconded by SIr. Talley, that the board shall ap propriate as much as $225 towards he expenses of the Colored Summer Normal to be held in Madisonvihl.l luring the summer. Carried. Big drop in automobile tires. Get Wehrli's prices and save money. Telephone 5, Covington. m17-4t Before they are gone, call at the St. Tammany Hay and Grain W'are houes and get some of those glass jars and tin cans for preserving fruits and vegetables. Anybody Ian solder them. Solder is on, just pass iron over it. FOR SALE-Horses, mares and mules. Ed. Brunet, Phone 341, Cov ington, La. mrlS-ap5 LOST-Plain stick pin set with small diamond. Reward if returned to Howard H.uddleston, Covington. Before they are gone, call at the St. Tammany Hay and Grain Ware houes and get some of those glass jars and tin 'cans for preserving fruits and vegetables. Anybody can solder them. Solder is on, just pass iron over it. STUFFED UP WITH "A BAD COLD?" Get busy with a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery at once Coughs, colds and bronchial attacLt - they are all likely to result in danger ous aftermaths unless checked in time. And how effectively and quickly Dr. King's New Discgvery helps to do the checking work! Inflamed, irritated membranes are soothed, the mucous phlegm loosened freely, and quiet, restful sleep follows. All druggists have it. Sold sic 1069 Conztipatlon Emacipation No mere lazy bowels, yc!llw co-n plxtion, sick headache, ind;gestic', r-.Lara sin? breath, when yoe1 use as w corrective Dr. King's !N.c w Life Pills. T'hey systematize the sytrmr and keep he world looking chc:f!. Moved by Mr. Dutsch, seconded by M.r. O'Keefe, that the board shah donate to the Sand Hill building find District No. 1 special tax, as much as .350, and that the president shall ..point a committee to have in charge the advertising for bids and awarding of contract to build a new public school in the Sand Hill neigh borhood. The president appointed M\r. D)utsch, the Superintendent and Mr. Fred Gottschalk. 'Moved by Mr. Dutsch, seconded by MIr. Evans, that the local trustees for the Madisonvilel white school be ap pointed a special committee to attend to all matters connected with certai,' proposed improvements to be made to the Madisonville school and pail for out of the funds of the first ward special tax. It is understood that the amount and cost of these im provements shall receive final ap proval from the Ward Director and Superintendent before contracts are awarded. Carried. Moved by Mr. Oswald, seconded by Mr. Bancks, that beginning with July, 1919, the superintendent's sal ary shall be $3000, and he shall pay all his 'traveling expenses while at tending to official duties inside the parish. Upon roll call the following members voted in the affirmative: Dutsch, O'Keefe, Talley, Bancks, Os wald, FitzSimons, Evans. No: Levy. Moved by Mr. Banckes, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the superintend ent be instructed to secure an office assistant at a salary not to exceed $60.00 per month for one year. Carried unanimously. Upon motion duly seconded~ it Was voted to adjourn subject Co call. N. H. FITZSIMONS, President. ELMER. E. LYON. Secretary. Bitter or Better Baking A letter makes a great difference in a word. A word makes a great difference in baking powders. If the little word "alum" appears on the label it may mean bitter baking. If the word ROYAL stands out bold and strong, it surely means BETTER baking. This is only one reason why it pays to use Royal Baking Powder Absolutely Pure Made from Cream of Tartar derived from grapes Royal Contains No Alum Leaves No Bitter Taste FOR SALE 1 5-passenger Maxwell touring car, run about miles and in first class condition. 1 1-ton Maxwell Truck with stake body. about six months old and in good condition. 11 Lindsay 8-wheel log wagons, in good conditiod Yokes, chains, etc., complete. . The following new parts for Lindsay wagons: 7 3 1-4x10 axles, complete with skeins. 6 s -i bars. 2 front center bars. 8 bolsters. 1 324 wheel. 12 pair hounds. 2 short reaches. 6 skein 3 1-4x10. 6 boxes. 1 horse, 7 years old, weight about 950 to 10' pounds. 1 horse, 12 years old, weight about 850 to 900 pounds. 1 mule, 12 years old, weight about 85Ii to 900 pounds. 6 sets skidding harness, complete. Large stock mill supplies, consisting of bolts, belt. ing, pipe fittings, etc., both new and second hand. Write or Phone ST. TAMMANY LUMBER MFG. COMPANY, Ramsay, Louisiana. CLASSIFIED ADS. FOR SALE--Women's Progressive Union Hall, Mandeville, La., half square from beach. Apply to Mrs. W. S. Fassman, Mandeville. apl9 FOR SALE-Six room house, on 19th Avenue. All modern conveni ences. Ground 90 feet by 150 deep. Apply to E. D. Kentzel, Covlngton, Louisiana. "BAYER CROSS" ON ASPIRIN Always Ask for Genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" Only Aspirin Tablets with the safe ty "Bayer Cross" on them are genu ine '"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin," own ed and made by Americans and prov ed safe by millions of people. Un known quantities of fraudulent As pirin Tablets were sold recently by a Brooklyn dealer which proved to be composed of Talcum Powder. "Bayer Tabelts of Aspirin" should always be asked for. Then look for the safety "Bayer Cross" on the package and on each tablet. Accept nothing else! Proper directions and dosage in each Bayer package. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of IMonoaceticacidester of salicylicacid. FOR RENT-A new 5-room bunga low and 14 acre farm, house well screened, running water in bath room and kitchen, also sanitary conveni ences; large barn; all fences in good condition, land ready foi cultiva tion, very reasonable. Located 1 1-2 miles north of Mandeville. For fur ther information apply to W. G. Hutchinson, Mandeville, La., or J. M. Hutchinson, Bogalusa, La. m17-2t TOWN HOUSE, rent 12. Farm sale $25 cash, $10 monthly. Dr. Stevenson. m17 CLASSIFIED ADS. FOR SALE--Auto chasis. Ap to Chief Ostendorf. FOR SALE-Upright Cable p1 in splendid condition. Apply . M. J. Warren, 20th and Mad street, Covington. m24-4 LOST-One gold wrist watch link bracelet, between school ho and postoffice, Wednesday, May 2 Reward if returned to J. Caulf 920 24th avenue. in FOR SALE-W.estinghouse tric self-starting system, compl with battery and box, all swit and wires, for Ford car, in irst c condition. Cost $125. Will sell $45. Call or see E. IBurkenst Abita Springs, La. STENOGRAPHER - Miss ad 3oniat, public stenographer, offic 3oniat's Book Store, legal and rnercial work promptly attended Your patronage solicited. ap FOR SALE-One American add machine; one White sewing mac - See Postmaster, Covington. ap WANTED--20 men to take 0 stumps. Apply to Harvey E. Ell Covington, La. }a25-tf 4 ATTENTION! BEGINNING APRIL 5 WE W HAVE HORSES AND .MULES .SALE FROM $30 UP. APPLY SOEROLER & MIrTCHELL ap5 LACOMBE, LA. HAULING-I am now prepared t' lo all kinds of hauling, freight,~inr.+ ng, heaving machinery, or anyth1 Prompt attention given to ord Laso wood for sale, delivered lotice. W. N. Patrick, Covingt La., Phone 27. mr15 FOR SALE-Stove and firepl stood. Ed. Brunet, Phine 341, Co ington, :La. mrl5-a FOUND-Wedding ring. Own-i ,an have same by proving pro and paying for this ad. Apply Ihe Farmer office. FOR SALE-80 acre farm, 4 house, bearing pecan trees and a trees, on Stafford road, 5 nii.es Dovington. IMrs. Wm. Moran, ington, La. ml?