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Cannot Build Any
Schools During War
With the Kentacky Council of De
fense and the State Director of Em
ployment Service Pratt Dale bending
every effort to recruit several thou
sand laborers and carpenters for work
at Camp Knox, it seems probable the
public will soon have a clear idea of
the dividing line between essentials
and non-essentials. Even the build
ing of schoolhouses is regarded by the
government as unnecessary, and
Chairman Edward W. Hines, of the
State Council of Defense, yesterday
notified the Board of Education of
Muhlenberg County that its request
for a permit to erect a rural school
had been turned down.
All proposed construction work in
Kentucky must now be submitted to
the County Council of Defense in the
county where such work is to be done.
Recommendation is made by the
County Council to the State Council
and the latter's refusal to grant per
mission settles the matter. If the
State Council favors the construction,
however, its recommendation must be
forwarded to the non-war construc
tion section of the War Industries
Board in Washington.
State Council Reversed.
The State Council indorsed con
struction of the school building in
Muhlenberg County, but the War In
dustries Board reversed the decision
of the State body. In urging that the
Muhlenberg County school authorities
use temporary quarters for the pupils,
Chief D. R. McLennan, of the non-war
construction section, wrote :
"There is an acute shortage of
both labor and material and the labor
situation especially is going to be
War Conditions Reflected
In Telephone Service
Every telephone operator understands that she -»-working
under conditions unprecedented in our national life and in ren
dering efficient service she is doing a patriotic duty similar to
that of the soldiers in the trenches.
She knows that the enormous increase in telephone traffic*»
due directly to the government's war activities and that it is re
garded as a matter of course that she will meet the new demands
cheerfully and well.
So when the increasing business of fall and winter is reflected
in your telephone service by a slowing down and by more fre
quent busy reports, remember that the operator is not entirely t#
Eveçy available position at our switchboards is occupied. It
k impossible t# secure additional positions, becaese Uncle Sam's
requirements have reduced the available supply of material to #ie
ppint where manufacturers «armot make a definite promise of
But we are not sitttng idly by aad waiting for a brighter day
whaa our money cap buy equif>ment. We are using every
means at our command to keep our service up to its usual high
standard. The traffic load is spread out over the switchboard so
that no one operator will be overwhelmed. We are adjusting
the load at intervals and introducing every plan that science and
ingenuity can suggest to meet the situation.
We are surrounding the operators with every comfort possi
ble and training new operators so that the entire force may con
serve its strength and face aaah day fresh'and cheerful.
You will want to help ns because you'll be helping your own
service and enabling us to do a better job for Uncle Sam.
Here's how yon can help. Use the telephone only for ne
cessary calls, particularly during the busy hours of the day. Be
patient when there is a delay. Be cheerful to the operator and
if you have trouble call "Complaint.**
Housewives can help by ordering in the afternoon for next
day's needs, and by avoiding lengthy conversations,
We appreciate co-operation.
vastly aggravated when the full draft
requirements become effective. This
is the time, therefore, when we all
must go to great lengths to utilize
present facilities in all lines of en
deavor and obviate the necessity of ! are
new construction work wherever it
is possible."
Mr. McLennan called attention to a
recent rejection of a school improve
ment plan in New York City which
involved $9,000,000. Mayor Hylan
was informed by B. M. Baruch, chair
man of the War Industries Board,
that such construction would serious
ly interfere with projects essential to
the winning of the war and the plans
were promptly abandoned.
Only one parcel will be accepted by
the War Department through the
American Red Cross for each soldier
overseas, it is announced in regulation
overseas, it is announced in regula
tions to-day from Washington.
Each soldier will be provided with ç
one Christmas parcel label. This label
will be forwarded by him to the per
son in the United States from whom
he wishes to receive his Christmas
package. Packages that do not bear
this label will not be accepted by the
American Red Cross for delivery to
post office authorities. Labels that
are lost will not be duplicated. Christ
mas parcels must be placed in card
board boxes three inches by four
inches by nine inches in size. These
boxes will be provided to holders of
labels by the American Red Cross.
They may be obtained at American
Red Cross Chapters and Branches
after November 1st.
With each box will be given com
plete instructions regarding articles
which may be sent and a list of ar
tides which are barred t>y postal au
thorities. Study these instructions
and avoid mistakes. No message or
written material of any kind will be
allowed in the boxes. When the boxe*
! are packed, but unwrapped, they must
ç ross un til delivered to postal author
not weight more than two pounds and
fifteen ounces. If the parcel is over
weight, some articles must be re
Do not put perishable food, soft
candy, liquids or anything in glass
containers in the package if you wish
it to reach its destination with the
other contents unspoiled. Do not mail
the box yourself. When packed the
box should be taken to the nearest co
lection station designed by the Ameri
can Red Cross unsealed and un
wrapped ready for inspection.
The American Red Cross represen
tatives are authorized to remove ob
jectionable articles from parcels.
Shippers will then affix sufficient
postage on their parcels to carry them
to Hoboken, N. Y. Parcel post rates
will be charged. Parcels are to re
main in custody of the American Red
No Christmas parcel will be ac
cepted by the American Red Cross for
shipment after November 20th. Keep
this fact in mind when planning
Merry Christmas for the boys over
H. E. Willis, City Engineer, who wap
one of the first to be a victim of the
influenza attack, was reported as be
ing in a serious condition on Monday.
He was reported resting well yester
day and showed a slight improvement.
His many friends hope for a speedy
and permanent recovery.
Its Great Campaign of "Patriot
ism Through Education" Being
Pushed in All States With
t Signal Success.
The great campaign of "Patriotism,
Through Education," Inaugurated sev-j
eral months ago by the National Se- (
rarity League to arouse the people of)
the country to a realization of the,
true meanings of the war and at the;
same time lay the foundations for a 1
permanent system of patriotic educa
tion in the public schools, has' nowj
been extended into nearly every state,
In the Union. The I/eague Is rapidly j
completing arrangements, through the
various organized educational agen
cies of the country, by means of which;
its message of militant patriotism will
be carried into every nook and corner
of the land.
This effort of the National Security,
League, which has the Indorsement of
all the leading American educational
authorities and has enlisted the active
co-operation of educators of promi
nence In every part of the country, is
being promoted under the .direction of
a notable committee, headed by Dr.
Robert M. McElroy of the Department
of History and Politics in Priiieeton
University, who is serving as Educa
tional Director of the National Se
curity League under leave of absence.
Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Jr. „(formerly
Mrs. Grover Cleveland), Is Secretary
of the committee.
The Security League's objective is.
In addition to giving exact informa
tion on the meanings of the war and
Its causes, to create a more responsive
American citizenship through the me
dium of better methods rtf permanent
patriotic instruction in the public
Twenty-eight Tons of Literature.
In order to reach the greatest num
ber of public school teachers direct,
the League conducted classes in pa
triotic education and distributed its
literature giving practical suggestions
on patriotic instruction at 254 of the
principal Snmmer Schools for Teach
ers throughout the country during ths
past few weeks. The literature dis
tributed by the League as the result of
the work at these schools has reached
a bulk of 28 tons. The League esti
mates that it obtained immediate con
tact with approximately 200,000 pub
lic school teachers, who will carry the
message home to classes totalling over
2,500,000 pupils.
The Security League is now prepar
ing to follow up these results with a
definite plan of organized promotion
among the Teachers' Institutes held fn
the various states every fall and uni
fied direction of the spreading of the
propaganda in the separate states.
The methods followed in the different
states vary* according to local condi
tions and facilities. In some states
the direct co-operation of the State De
partments of Education has already
been obtained by the Security League.
In other states the propaganda la han
dled through the County Superintend
ents, State Universities and by sending
workers into thé state from the head
quarters of the League.
Some of the more prominent educa
tors of the country who are actively
engaged in fee promotion at the Se
curity League's Idea are:
Dr. O. A. Richmond, President of
Union College; Albert Sblete, Superin
tendent of Schools of Los Angeles;
Dr. M. F. Libby, of the University at
Colorado; Dr. Liberty Hyde Bailey,
arhorlcultural and horticultural expart
and author.
Examples of Operation.
An example of the operation of Hie
plan under state supervision Is given
in Minnesota, where State Superin
tendent of Education Schale prepared
the itinerary to be followed by Dr. -
William A. Frayer, of the University
of Michigan, In charge of the work In
that state for the Security League. Id
C olorado Dr. Libby found It more ef
fective and convenient to work direct
ly with the County Superintendents,
but this with the heartiest approval
of the -State Superintradent and the
An important division of the cam
paign is being devoted to negro teach
ers and schools. Among the men who
have been conducting the patriotic
missionary work Iq this field for the
Security League ore: Dr. Holland
Thompson, of the College of the City
of New York ; Dr. L. B. Moore,
Dean of Howard University ; Dr. Isaac
J. Lansing, of Ridgewpod, H. J. ; Dr.,
M. S. Da vage, President of Samuel
Houston College. They have delivered
patriotic addresses and conducted
actual classes for teachers la the Ne
gro Summer Schools of Virginia, North
Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Lou
isiana and Texas. Dean Moore, him
self a negro, has obtained the organi
zation of more than 400 patriotic edu
cation classes among negro adults to
Louisiana and Mississippi.
Laboratory Experiment*.
The Security League also has in op
eration at Lawrence, Mass., In co-op
eration with the local educational au
thorities, an Experiment.'»! School, at
which (hetbods of patriotic Instruction
are being worked out on the labora
tory plan. The League Is about to es
tablish a similar school under the
auspices of the State Department of
Education of California at Los An
* ***** f,n nfg
Its time to select your Christmas Gifts,
if you are going to display the co-opera
tion the government has asked of you.
Everyone is urged to buy all of
gifts NOW, except toys for the children.
In fact yon can find more useful and timely
gifts here—gifts which will be of great
great service and highly appreciated—
that are shown anywhere in the city
a *
Hundreds of Dollars'
Worth of Old Papers
Saved Here This Year
Did you know that there were several
hundred dollars' worth of old news
paper and magazines saved here this
year—over two thousand dollars'
worth? Did you know it is estimated
that this is just about half of the waste
paper of Bogalusa? If everyone in
Bogalusa would save their old news
papers and magazine it would amount
to about $5,000 a year—money that has
been thrown away? Think what it
would mean if every family in Washing
ton Parish would save their paper?
Help the School Children Save
If you do not want to save papers and sell them, keep
them for the school children, and they will call
weekly for these papers. Every school in Washing
ton Parish will find it profitable to have the pupils
devote an hour or two collecting the old papers. The
school children of Bogalusa alone saved over a
thousand dollars* worth last year. This money caB
be used to improve their class rooms or for patriotic

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