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UME 4.
Number 41
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
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
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
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*
-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*--
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*
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
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.
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.'*
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
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.
Bogalusa, La., Octobqy, 9, 1918.
2:30 P. M.
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
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.
President City Board of Health.
Approved :
W. H. SULLIVAN, Mayor.
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
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
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,
-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*
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.
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. -
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.

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