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AND AMERICAN UME 4. BOGALUSA, LA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1918. Number 41 WORKERS AN entertained BY MAYOR L ools Not to Close at Pres ent, But Public Asked to Co-operate With Officials Hfr, Elizabeth Sullivan of the j division of the Liberty Loan •ign, was unable to attend the "■eon given at the Pine Tree Inn j afternoon to about 150 which was tendered by W. H. Sullivan. Her absence deeply regretted and kept the j from being the most enjoyable of its kind ever held in Boga fjepresentatives from every section the parish were present and more id have have attended had there been sickness in the communities, oat of consideration for the citiz #f Bogalusa, whom they thought be exposed to the influenza, tent their regrets. Following a luncheon that came on verge of being a banquet, D. T. city chairman of the cam jnresided as toastmaster. May Sallivan w'as asked to mak£ a re fer Miss Sullivan and before \ the report he stated that Miss Baked her father to an that she loved every man and in Bogalusa and Washington because they had been so good 1er committees in the drive. Mr. stated that owing to the Bous work his daugnter had been , connected with the jolting she received from the results of the while touring the parish that was unable to attend the Betty, through her father, 1 the men to go to the polls and November 5th for women Sullivan's report showed that ' division had raised about each section of the parish ■part. A I. Townsley responded st on how proud anyone be to live in a city like Boga •nd Washington Parish. She npliments to the chairman of f division and Mrs. E. E. with an address emphasiz fact that the ladies had shown ability as workers in public and movements and that they highly appreciative of the co they received from the men that any time the ladies could the men in any movement for er and better Bogalusa and an Parish they would be to work. Brock, of Franklinton, stated feeling so good that he would give a great Whoop than try make a talk. He hade a short ad i that made a hit with everyone. J» H. Heslin responded for the N. G. N. and stated the boys with company had gone over the top everything and would continue to : in the future. He also promised 'MIm his assistance in the next N. Dobbs reported the totals a drive until Friday and he followed by Prof. Ratliff, who * papd^.' Judge Carter told of bnvtry, being the only man to ' fte courage to appear in white. » fine talk and praised W. Solfivan, Bogalusa and Washing and the Liberty Loan toastmaster stated that great due the ladies and as a appreciation he had per ttose who had husbands in that they could not sit at with their wives. Investi •howed that B. D. Talley was ** wife and he was called upon _ *** words for violating orders. the men to go to the polls •waihber 5th and vote for wo and said that if we did active part in the elec rf proposed amendment defeated. Sanders closed the affair «xtremely interesting pa ws, which frequently re applause. "No peace "•Wwny, but an unconditional and let our boys stack their ad the palace in Berlin is Jfc* Propose to do," said Gov. ® closing. 4th Liberty Bond* CLOSE SATURDAY -y next, October 12th, is I Day, a new holiday. The th^ Parish will not open for ® accordance with the law. Thomas to Speak at Franklinton on 17 th L. E. Thomas, one of the most prominent citizens of Louisiana and who has hundreds of friends in Wash- ington Parish, is going to speak at Franklinton under the auspices of the State CouncjJ of Defense and every citizen whom possibly can should go and hear his address. Whether the speaking will be at the fair grounds or at the court house has not been an- nounced. The speaking will start about noon, and Mr. Thomas' many friends propose to give him a royal welcome on his visit to the parish. --Buy 4th Liberty Bond* Back Pay and Better Salaries for Board With the increased work of the new registration and the numerous questionnaires that must be handled since the men of 18 to 45 years of age were registered, added to the three former registrations for army service, the war department is work ing out a plan to more adequately pay the members of the local con scription boards according to the fol lowing clipping from a newspaper: "The draft boards will be well paid for the service they will render in the next three months. Each member will receive $1 an hour, but no more than $10 a day. Appreciat ing that the boards were not fully compensated for the services ren dered during the first draft, Gen. Crowder has directed that the boards be given back pay at the rate of $3 for each man inducted into the ser vice since last March. j'Many of the members of the boards are men of means, who have declined patriotically to accept the treasury checks forwarded to them. This money has been turned into a fund to be used to help the families of men who have entered the ser vice. The expenses of this draft will be more than was the expense of the first draft bcause of the increased expenses of the boards~and th ex ceptional care which will be shown in granting industrial exemptions." -Buy More Bonds- Elks' Dance Saturday For Italian Red Cross The local lodge of Elks are mak- ing arrangements to hold a dance in their lodge room on next Satur- day evening to which tne public is invited. They are planning to 'make the event one of the most enjoyable of the fall season,' and the sale of tickets indicate that there will be a large crowd in attendance. The proceeds will be given to the Italian Red Cross fund. The admission is to be $1 per couple. -Buy More Bond*-- WILLIS TO SUCCEED L. T. RICHARDSON L. T. Rithafdson, tor for thje City ofj litary inspec ïogalusa, has 'tendered his resignation to take ef feet on October 15, ,jm order that he "«an devote his time to personal af fairs. A a meeting of the City Board ,of Health, held Monday afternoon, it was decided to ask City Engineer Willis to look after this work, in con- nection with his regular duties, his pay being $37.50 per month extra. ,The job has been paying $90 a month and those who are acquainted wdth the details state that Mr. Willis can ^ook after this work by devoting a few hours a day to it. Mr. Willis was not present to state whether hç would accept the , additional duties or not -Buy More Bond* ATTENDING CONFERENCE Rev. A. Inman Townsley is attend- ing a conference of ministers in New with Bishop J. C. Kilgo presiding. He attended the reception given the Bishop Wednesday evening by New Orleans Methodists in Rayne Memor- ial Church. Bishop Kilgo has con- sented to release Rev. Townsley for pastorate First Methodist Church, for Y. M. C. A. war work about Novem- ber 1st. -Buy Ono More Bond UNION SERVICES HELD The Union service last Sunday of Methodists and Presbyterians was held in the First Methodist Church. The sermon on the "Suffering Savoiur" was delivered by Rev. A. Inman Townsley. SCHOOLS, PLACES OF. AMUSEMENT, SOFT DRINK STANDS, ARE CLOSED Influenza Here Not Alarming, But Mayor and Dr. Slaughter Decide Not to Take Any Chances on Hav ing Disease Spread—No Serious Case in City and Proper Co-operation by Citizens Will Rid City of Dreaded Disease Upon the suggestion of Dr. Dowling, of the State Board of Health, it has been decided to close the schools of the city, all places of amusements, cold drink and ice cream parlors; also all public meetings advertised for the next few days will be called off in order that the Spanish influenza can be kept under better control. The action was taken at a meeting of the City Board of Health Wednesday afternoon just as the Enterprise was going to press. j The situation in Bogalusa is not alarming, but upon receipt from the State Board of Health requesting the above action, the City Board of Health voted to follow instructions, as suggested. Following is a copy of the message received by Dr. Slaughter from Dr. Dowling : "Your letter of the eight New Orleans closed schools today. See circular mailed last night Urge prompt action by your board closing schools, places of amusement and prohibit public gatherings of all kinds, including churches; also soft drink stands and ice cream parlors. Influenza getting strong hold and growing rapidly worse. Prompt action necessary to control.'* "DOWLING." Bogalusa has a number of cases of influenza, but remarkable progress has been made in fighting it, and all patients are reported to be getting' along splendidly and to date there has not been a single fatality as a result of the disease. The City Board of Health held a meeting at the City Hall Monday afternoon and decided that is was best not to close the schools as long as the disease was not considered eriou. If any serious cases develop, the chools, places of amuse ments and other gatherings will not bé permitted. The Board of Health has requested that persons who have colds, sneezing or other sym ptoms stay away from schools and places of amusements and public parish FAIR CALLED OFF: MANY OTHER PUBLIC MEETINGS ALSO OFF Mayor Sullivan received a message from Franklinton late Wednesday afternoon from the officers and directors of the Washington Parish Fair stating that the. event which was scheduled for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had been called off. It may be possibly held at a'latter date. Thß. attack of influenza in every section of the South has* upset many plans. In Bogalusa it will most probably postpone several events which were scheduled for this and next week. Parish officials have acted on the same advice as the City of Bogalusa when they received word from Dr. Dowling of the State Board of Health. CITY BOARD OF HEALTH. Bogalusa, La., Octobqy, 9, 1918. 2:30 P. M. TO THE PUBLIC: The following telegram from Doctor Oscar Dowling, President of the State Board of Health ex plains itself : "Your letter of the eighth. New r Orleans closed schools today. See circular mailed last night. Urge prompt action by your board closing schools, places of amusement and prohibit public gatherings of all kinds, including churches; also soft drink and ice cream parlors. Influenza getting strong hold and growing rapidly worse. Prompt action necessary to control." This is effective at once. So far as it applies to soft drink and ice cream parlors, it will be effective at midnight tonight, the^iinth. J. H. SLAUGHTER, . President City Board of Health. Approved : W. H. SULLIVAN, Mayor. gatherings. It is believed that with the proper co-operation on the part of the pub lic that Bogalusa will not lose a single person from the disease. Dr. J. H. Slaughter and Dr. J. E. Pierce stated at the meeting that we were fortunate in having the disease just now, if we must have it, be cause warm weather helps kill the disease and makes complications less likely. The danger is not in the disease, but the complications which follow. Baton Rouge was reported to have had 500 cases on Monday and as.. 4 result qie schools, places of amusements, churches and other public places were closed and public gatherings prohibited. School for Working Boys and Men On Tuesday night, October 1st, a night school for the working men and boys of Bogalusa, was organized at the Y. M. C. A. The school is under the direction of Prof. F. C. Ratliff, City Superintendent of Schools and the teaching will be done by Prof. Harwood, principal of the high school and E. R. Casisdy, newly elected com missioner and a man who has had some eight years' experience as prin cipal of one of the largest schools in the east. No expense is involved ex cept the possible purchase of a few books. This is a chance for the men and boys of Bogalusa who had to leave school for various reasons, to secure a good education, and it is hoped that they will take advantage of the op portunity. Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week, beginning at 7:15 P. M. If you have not already enrolled, do so at once. -Buy 4th Liberty Bonds Kills Two Huns; Then Is Wounded A Bogalusa boy, Claude Warner, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Warner, got two Germans out of three when he "went over the top" while the third one shot hirh in the arm. Fol lowing is a copy of the letter writ ten to his mother: Dear Mother: I got a slight wound in my right arm between my elbow and wrist. It is not serious and is getting along pretty well. Of course, it is un comfortable, but don't worry about it, for I think it will be all right soon. Apart from my arm I feel pretty good. We were in a little rest camp and we didn't know anything about the > gttäek till one evening. We walked ■ a jj ^ght out to the front and got ! j about four 0 ' c i oc k j n t he morn- ! ipg and went right oyer the top. 1 1 was about fifteen or twenty yards;dent from the next man, when I was wounded, and there were three Ger mans all shooting at me. I got two of them and then my gun was un loaded, and while I was loading it. the third German shot me, in the arm. Another fellow saw him do this and closed in an got the third ! German. It was an hour before could get back through-the barrage!He to the First Aid Station, but I got I under cover. Then I walked back to the First Aid Station, go: my arm dressed, and was taken off to the hospital in an ambulance. I spent the first day and night In a Flench hospital and then came down here. Everything is nice around this hos pital. It is a nice place to stay. I suppose I shall stay here till I am quite, well. ' ~^Your loving son, CLAUDE. -âuv iViore Bonos Rev. Chalmers Will Leave Here Soon Rev. W. Palmer Chalmers has tend ered his resignation as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. His resignation has been accepted by the church, and he will leave in a few days for some field of labor. Several fine prospects are open to Rev. Chalmers, but which one he will ac cept is not certain. During his pastorate of three years in Bogalusa he has made many friends and the membership of this church has been doubled. Recently he succeeded in uniting the two Presbyterian congregations. The best wishes of all Bogalusa follow Rev. Chalmers to his new field of service. -Buy 4th Liberty Bead* LA. FIBRE BOARD 100 PER CENT The Louisiana Fibre Board Co., one of the largest manufacturing plants in Bogalusa has the distinction of being 100 per cent in the Liberty Loan Drive. Every employee, white and colored, purchased one or more bonds and H. I E. Baumgarten, who had charge of the drive in that plant and Col Gee. j L. Wright, the president and Gen eral Superintendent Cullen have been ] (busy receiving congratulations since | the announcement of the results were jnatàe public. j -Buy One More Bond. - BIG MEETING TO BE ON LIBERTYDAY All Business Asked to Sus pend at 4 P. M. Citizens Urged To Be at Park In accordance with the proclama mation issued by President Wilson, Bogalusa will unite with the rest of America by observing Liberty Day in great style. Mayor Sullivan appointed a special committee. which ha3 planned a fine patriotic program, consisting of good music and splendid oratory. Saturday, October 12, is Liberty Day in Bogalusa. Let everybody take notice. The boys and girls of Bogalusa public schools will sing pa triotic songs under direction of J. L. Gourley, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Fine music will be rendered by the Y. M. C. A. band. A male quartette, which will be composed of four of the best siftgers in Bogalusa, will sing. Liberty Day oration will be deliv ered by Dr. A. J. Gearhead of New Orleans. Dr. Gearhead is well re membered here as delivering the the greatest speech of the W. S. S. drive. He is a magnetic orator and has a message that every Boga lusa citizen should hear. Mayoç Sullivan is chairman and will preside at the Liberty meeting. All heads of fraternal and benevol ent orders will ocupy places on the platform. Also all city officials. All business houses and mills are asked to close at 4 P. M. so that all may attend the great mass meeting in Goodyear Park at 4:30 P. M. Come* and bring the whole family and show your pride and patriotism for your great beloved land of America. Who is Dr. A. J. Gearhead? He is a loyal citizen, a 100 per cent American. Perhaps no man in the entire State of Louisiana has ad dressed more public meetings and been a more tireless worker in every drive f °r war work. Dr. Gearhead shares with Rev. Father Otis, presi of Loyola University the honor never refusing a call of his coun try for public service. He is the man who writes in the New Orleans Daily States the "Sun day Sermons for Stay-at-Homes." He is an orator with a message. He makes you laugh or cry at his «own pleasure. He possesses a clear, ring Fing voice that make everyone hear, has a message suited to boys and girls, men and women. He keeps you awake and makes you think while ha talks to you. Don't fail to hear him next Saturdav at 4:30 P. M. in Good year Park, Buy More Bonds Sam Smith Killed Near Mt. Hermon Sam W. Smith, a well-to-do farmer and the son of H. E. Smith, ex-presi- dent of the police jury of Washing- ton Parish, was killed late Friday afternoon. The killing occurred at the Stallings bridge, near Mt. Her- mon, within a few feet of his brother. Dr. Milton Smith was killed six yean ago. First reports reports reaching' Bogalusa were to .the effect that the killing promised to be as mysterious as the killing of his brother. It never being kndwn who killed Dr. Smith, despite the fact that the kill- ing is said to have occurred almost at noon. Saturday morning, how- ever, George W. Smith, no relative of the deceased, is said to have ad- mitted to have killed Sam Smith. There were no eye witnesses to the I killing, but it is known that the men recently had trouble. They lived on .farms adjoining, and are both prom- inent farmen of the second ward. -Buy 4th Liberty Bend* ----- Two Local Boys Missing in Action , Two young men from Washington Parish, Lewis E. Pevy, of Bogalusa and Fred W. King, of Mt. Hermon, iare reported as missing in action, their names appearing in the casualty list on Monday. No other details have been given. Fred King, is j thought to be the son of a widow in Mt. Hermon and the only record of ] any Bogalusa boy by the name of Pevy is the one pf the Great South- ern record of boys in service, is that j of Horace L. Pevy, who was employ- ed at the Great Southern plant.