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TUe influenza situation has shown a
—markable improvement in Bogalusa
MiBS the past week ' and - with the
t precaution and co-operation on
of the citizens, it is expected
the disease will be well under
Igntfoi in this section in a very short
gorera 1 new cases have been re
ntal. but ,wtth the exception of two
m three, all are on the road to recov
There has been no deaths during
past week, and only one recorded
influenza started here. Other
jlpf.by cities suffered heavily last
ve ek. In New Orleans, for instance,
fcere were 447 deaths last week from
nza and over 150 from pneu
Alexandria and Baton Rouoge.
likewise, sufTered heavily.
Whether Bogalusa had a mild form.
If you have been engaged In some
«eeapatlon which is not considered es
■ • to winning the war. or if you
re been taking things pretty easy
not producing every hour in the
and every day in the week, except
, you may as well get ready to
your occupation and prepare
c six hours a day and six days
providing you are between the
of 17 and 55. The work ordinance
n-essential jobs go into effect
On Friday, Nor. 1. the card
is going in effect in Bogalusa.
non-essential jobs is not expected
effect a great number of men, but
will effect several and should result
a considerable increase in the man
of the big Industries here. The
sential occupations as listed last
numbered 23, only a few of
however, effect Bogalusa at the
t. Gov. Pleasant reserved the
rear wheel of the heavy truck
se Standard Oil Co. passed over
legs of Carl Knight, aged 13,
the corner of Austin street and
na Ave. about 4 o'clock Wed
afternoon, and the youth is
serious condition. There were
il eye-witnesses to the accident,
as rushed to the Bogalusa Hos
where his condition was pro
as serious. The tissues were
torn and there was conaider
1* loss of blood and great danger
infection. Everything is being
ae to avert an amputation of both
According to those who witnessed
accident, young Knight and an
r. Cooke Wires
^ Congratulations
Jker P. Cooke, of Buffalo, N. Y.
directed all of the Liberty
ires in the Eastern New York
wired Mayor Sullivan Satur
eongratulating the citizens of
lUngton Parish on the results of
big drive. His message was as
R. Ssllivan. Bogalusa, La.:
congratulations to the peo
of Washington Parish. A very fine
spirit is reflected in the mag
; response to the Fourth Liberty
-o- - v
wArey Young, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L Young of this city, is the latest
boy to earn officers' honors
United States Army. He is at-
to the Fifth Replacement Régl-
ât Camp Gordon, Ga. Mr. and
Young have another son who is
an officer in the army.
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rial meeting of the police jury
held at Franklinton Tuesday for
&se of taking action on some
I road plans. The taxpayers will
that a citizens' committee be
, a ted to work with the officials
Wilding these roads and making
Preliminary arrangements.
Miss Ethel Overstreet has returned
Belhaven College at Jackson
ame her studies after a week'js
»hon with relatives and friends.
whether the doctors here gave differ
ent treatment or whether Bogalusa's
remarkable record was due to the pre
cautions given by the citizens, or all
combined, has not been decided, but
with a continuation of fair weathe
and the following of the advise of the
health authorities it is believed that
Bogalusa has passed the serious part
of the sickness.
Citizens are urged, however, to fol
low the advice of the health officers
in avoiding crowds, to get plenty of
exercise, fresh air and sleep and to go
to bed and call a doctor if you are sick
and to remain in bed until he permits
you to leave. One of the greatest
dangers is getting out of bad too soon
after you have had an attack of the
right to add to the list, however.
Following are thé occupations In
Bogalusa which will be affected:
All idlers, barber ship attendants
billiard and pool room employees, hot
tling and bottle supplies, confection
aries, drivers of public pleasure cars
fruit stands, porters around depots
clerks in stores who are not depart
ment heads and who are not members
of firm.
The Commission Council met Mon
day and passed an ordinance to con
form with the orders of the State
Council of Defense which will subject
every citizen between the ages of 17
and 55 to comply with the ordere or
subject all violators to a $100 fine and
a jail sentence. Similar laws are being
passed by every city and hamlet in
the United States.
The work as well as the card ordi
nance appear in this issue of The
.other boy were playing near the cor
ner, shooting firecrackers. As the
truck approached the driver blew his
horn, but the boys did not get out
of the way. The car was running at
a low rate of speed and when it
struck the Knight boy he was knock
ed under the rear wheel, which passed
ovér both limbs. The car was stop
ped within a few feet from the spot
where the boy was struck.
The injury boy is the son of Me
Kinzie Knight, now reported to be
in the penitentiary for killing Alex
Cooper of Adamstown abgftt a year
ago. Young Knight was employed
as an errand boy by Streck's Phar
Fand It is expected that conditions will
Flu Causes Call for
Oct. 26th Postponed
The attack of influenza at the va
rious training camps throughout the
United States has resulted in the cal)
for selectmen to report for service on
Oct. 26th has been postpone«} accord
ing to published reports. The epidemic
at some camps was as such that it was
becoming alarming, but reports this
week are to the effect that there has
been a sudden decrease in the disease,
continue to improve so as to permit
the calling of more men into service
at an early date.
Ada May, daughter ofjMr. and Mrs.
E. A. Quick, who for the past three
weeks has been seriously ill with
typhoid fever, has shown no great
improvement during the past few
There was nothing but smiles in
the office of J. H. Cassidy, logging
superintendent of the G. S. L. Co.
Monday. True the log pound was
filled better than in many days, but
investigation showed that the chief
clerk to Mr. Cassidy, W. H. Hix of
531 Avenue E, was the father of a
fine young lady, who arrived Satur-
day. The mother and Miss Edith are
getting along nicely.
Mayor Sullivan, who was confined to
his home all last week with an attack
of neuralgia, was able to be at his desk
lfe«»3££**te * I
Exterior view of Bogaltfsa's $20,000 pumping station, the most modem South, with a
capacity great enough to supply water for several cities the nize of Bogalusa.
Lieut. Carter Dies
at Camp Hancock
Lieut. Hardy Carter, son of Jos
W. Carter of Sunny Hill, brother of
Miss Maude Carter, a teacher in the
Bogalusa public schools, and also. t a
nephew of Judge P. B. Carter, d&d
at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga.
Monday, of pneumonia and the re
mains arrived at Franklinton Wed
nesday night. The funeral services
will be conducted today. Rev. A.
Inman Townsley of this city official
New Phone
To Be on North Side
The handsome new home of the
Cumberland Telephone Company is to
be located in North Bogalusa, on Mem-
phis Street and at the corner opposite
the new City Hall. Deeds to the land
have already been delivered, and it is
expected that work will start on the
new home within the next few months.
Plans for the building were adopted
several months ago. The new home
will cost about $30,000, or. at least,
that was the amount figured on before
everything went sky high. Just when
the work will start on the new build
ing cannot be learned, owing to the
fact that the system is now under Fed-
eral control. More space is badly
needed by the company, and a modern
flashlight" system will be installed in
the new home.
tester Assembling
Ford Cars Here
Bogalusa citizens who own Ford care
need not wojrry about the report that
more parts cosuld be secured, for
last week H. E. Rester. Ford repre
sentative. received a shipment of about
.000 worth of parts, and when added
his stock gave him about $12,00
worth. The stock now- permits him to
supply any part of a Ford car, and, just
to convince himself and the public that
there is no part which* is not now in
stock, he started to assemble a Ford,
which will be ready tor delivery in a
few days. In many sections of the
country there is said to be no Ford
parts available.
W. H. Sullivan, chairman of this
district for the United War Work
Campaign, has announced the fol
lowing district officers: B. V. Blay
ney, director; Mrs. A. L Townsley,
chairman ladies' work; Miag P. Voor
hies, chairman of girls' work; A. C.
Lewis of Amite, boys' work; B. Kemp
of Amite, speakers; Mrs. J. Vol
Brock of Franklinton, publicity.
Washington Parish will be divided
as follows: W. C. Flanders, chair
man; E. R. Cassidy, city chairman;
Mrs. H. B. Back, chairman of ladies'
division; Miss Ruth Altick, chairman
of girls' division ; Dr. Brazier, colored
citizens;. EL J. Domergue is chair
man of SL Tammany; J. M. Fourney,
chairman for Tangipahoa, and Judge
W. T. Holland, chairman of St.
Helena Parish. Each of the parish
chairmen will appoint their officers, i
Turn Your Clock
Back Next Sunday
Unless you get notice to the con
trary, don't forget to turn your clock
back one hour» on retiring next Sun
day. Failure to do so may find you
an hour ahead of your fellow-workers
*nd cause a mixup for the remainder
of the day. Unless Congress changes
the orders, the new rule will go into
effect. The Senate passed a bill which
would keep the clock one hour fast,
but the lower house has not approved
the bill.
The change of time will be hailed
with delight by the star boarder and
Bogalusa citizens who are accustomed
to making the early morning train.
Doubles Allotment
Washington Parish
The drive of the Fourth Liberty
Loan, which closed Saturday evening,
showed that Bogalusa and Washington
Parish, with an allotmeat of $160.500,
has gorie way over the top; in fact,
doubled the allotment with several
hundred dollars to spare. Complete
figures were not available Tuesday,
but at that time the reports showed
that bonds to the amount of $326,500
had been sold. Bogalusa, as in all
other drives, went over the top within
a few hours after the campaign was
Miss Elizabeth Sullivan, chairman
of the. Ladies' Division ; D. T. Cushing,
chairman of Bogalusa, and A. N. Dobbs,
parish chairman, were heartily con
gratulated on the success of the drive.
Following is the report by wards
for the entire parish:
Per Allot
First Ward........ 1
Second Ward—. 5
Third Ward...... 6
City of Bogalusa 63
Fourth Ward
outside City
of Bogalusa.. 7
Fifth Ward - 2
Sixth Ward...... 6
Seventh Ward.. 3
Eighth Ward— 3
Ninth Ward...... 4
$ 1,650
$ 500
Total...........100 $165,000 $326.500
Of the above amounts, the Ladies'
Division sold something over $100,000,
but up to the time of going to press
the correct gures could not be ob
Washington Parish oversubscribed
the amount of allotment 104 per cent.
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Atlanta, Ga.. Oct. 22, 1918.
Mr. N. Dobbs, Chairman. Bogalusa, La.:
I thank and congratulate you on the
fine results In your parish Please ex
press to each member of the commit
tee my appreciation for their wonder
ful work.
Chairman. Sixth Federal Reserve Dist.
Two children of Mr. and Mrs. A. N.
Cesario, of northwest Bogalusa. are
seriously HI with the influenza, the
younger, two years of age, Is threat
ened with pneumonia.
Gourley, Y Secretary,
Goes to Canton, 0.!
J. L. Gourlely, who succeeded H.
E. Hoppen as secretary of the Y. M.
C. A., the latter having enlisted for
oversea service, has resigned his po
sition and left Bogalusa yesterday!
for Canton O. where he goes to do
similar w ork. He was accompanied
by his family. His successor has not
been announced, but for the pres
ent John Holman, who has been con
nected with the "Y " here for sev
eral years, will serve as general sec
retary, .
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firtlf fJ, rsP Tn Ra
UCMr course l o ce |
enlarged This Year!
If you have not visited the golf links !
at the Bogalusa Golf Club you cannot
begin to appreciate how a large sec
tion of cut-over pine land has been j
transformed Into one of the finest
courses In the State. Announcement
has been made that the course is to |
be enlarged and later on a club house
will be built. The property has re
cently been fenced, and it will do any
citizen of Bogalusa good just to visit j
the new grounds and see the traps
formation which has tdken place. The
course can be easily reached t>v drlv
*ng down Mississippi Avenue. Next
time you are in the vicinity drive down
and take a look at the course, even if]
you don't know golf from "shinney'
you will appreciate the beauty of the [
Condition of Roads
Saved Much Gasoline
The condition of the roads between
Bogalusa and near-by cities, and espe-
cially to Covington, Madisonville and
Mandeville, resulted In much gasoline
being saved here last Sunday. In view
of the fact that last Sunday was the
first in-six weeks that you could use
your car, many had planned a trip out
of the city, but the heavy rains of last
week placed the roads in such con-
dition that some of them were almost
impassable, and Bogalusa citizens bad
to be contented with driving the car
around the city. Fewer cars were out
last Sunday than on previous Sundays
before the "gasless'' Sundays went Into
Jos. Rayborae, of the N. O. G. N. I
Shops, received a message Friday
night announcing the death of bis
brother, aged 22 years, who died of
pneumonia at Camp Hancock, Augusta,
Mrs. Ed. Harms received a message
Saturday announcing the death of her
brother at Alexandria. Death was doe the
to pneumonia following an attack of
Larmar Rowan, who is now located
located at Goss. Miss., and who was
here last week as the guest of rela
tives and friends, received a message
Friday announcing the death of his
brother-in-law, E. E. Thigpen, of
Haziehurst, Miss. Death was due to
[Friends Regiment
Goes to the Front
St Florent sur Cher,
Oct. 1, 19188.
My Dear Mr. Sullivan:
I have been wanting to write your
for some time past, but wanted to
wait until I had settled down in one
place, but as that does not seem to be
just yet am not going to put it off auy
longer. Since • writing you fron
Langues I have traveled quite a little
through Central France. .On leaving
the school at Langres on Sept 15 Jack
and I came through Paris and stopped
off for two nights and one day. Thi
first night we arrived the the Boche
pulled off an air raid, undoubtedly for
our benefit Well, I would not take
anything for the experience. We were
on the fltlth floor of a hotel, and while
most of the people were hastening to
the cellars we went up to the roof, so
as not to miss any of it All the search
lights were working, and we could
barely make out one plane in the dis
tance. It was reported there were six
in the attack. Ail the guns in the city
opened up and established a complete
barage around the city In the hope ol
getting the planes. It was reported
that two were wrecked in the sub
urbs. There were seven people killed
and fifteen wounded, besides starting
two big fires.
Well, on arriving was sent back to
the battalion, and Bpent five days with
them, and was then placed on .special
duty in command of the classification
camp, and was sent to visit two of the
divisions to observe. Returned from
that duty on laat Saturday. Now I
am getting down to work perfecting
my organization. We will have quite
a camp when that is complete. Have
not seen Howard as yet, but have had
a letter from him. He Is in the west
ern part near the coast on a big rail
ro ä d 7onstru"ction job'
Left Jack on re turn from
g^oo^ and he rejoined his regiment,
W bj c h, I understand, has been ordered
^ the front. Our outfits have all been
broken up and organized into a depot
division. Our chances of going to the
front are slim, unless It be to replace
I Have apt seen Frank or any of our
h ° r *' but Heard they were in a small
| town about twenty kilometres north of
here, and an apparently doing welL
Saw Adam Clayton, who was a saw
! yer on No. 4, on the street to-day. He
belongs to the Military Police, and
ga jd he saw some of the Bogalusa boys
j ast wee k, and that they were all O. K.
This is a small town of about 5,000.
very ancient and very dirty. Situated
| about 250 kilometres south of Paris.
We don't get much news here until
it is all over. I suppose you get the
news on the front in the papers sooner
j than we do. If the good work keeps
on> we hope to see ifais over by next
with kindest regards to yourself and
all my good friends, I am,
Yours truly,
Major L. F. Guerre,
Hg. 39th Division,
American Exped. Forces,
APO 904 France.
Bogalusa has three doctors down
with the flu-— Dr. J. H. Slaughter, Dr.
Quinn and Dr. E. A. Pierce. They, with
the other doctors, were working every
dajr and night 7 and W ere~aï"m^t~ <fon-
8tantljr exposed to the dlsea8e . Ke _
L«* from their bede ide are to the
eflect that al , are gating along nicely,
H. E. Massman, the well-known
Pleasant Hill confectioner. Is telling a
new one on the flu. Several of his
neighbors were down with It, and one
morning he inquired of a man next
door and asked his wife if he had the
flu. "No," said the lady, "he has got
the whole chimney."
Mayor Sullivan went to New Orleans
Monday evening, where he attended a
m«feting of the District Chairman of
the United War Work Committee. Mr.
Sullivan is chairman of this district,
which includes several parishes.
Bogalusa friends of Wiley Wood,
the well known Franklinton druggist,
(were greatly shocked Tuesday aft
ernoon when the announcement of
the death of his wife was made. Few
of their Bogalusa friends knew that
Mrs. Wood was sick. Death was sud
den. Mrs. Wood was formerly a
teacher in the public schools of that
city and was married about two years
ago. Their only child died a few
months ago.

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