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iTHE AMERICAN RED CROS§.
B- IN PEACETIME Eastern Europe Americans who contribute to the Bed Cross would feel ampl> repaid for their generosity if they could see what it means to hundreds of thousands rfwar weaiy sufferers in 'the Balkans. Here is a widowed Roumanian mother with her five children just after a visit to a Red Cross reaef station. All a barefoot and the boy at the left Is wearing clothes made of scraps from the battlefields. They have just received winter clothing, food and condensed milk for the baby. Similar work Is being done for Russian refugees driven from home. .THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, ÉÉT- IN PEACETIME - a : â Aiding Poland ™ + mm But tor the work of American Red Cross agents in all regions of Poland during the last twelve months, hundreds of thousands of people in that tragic country today would be under-the sod, victims et hunger, disease and expo sure. The Job in Poland Is one of tremendous proportions and cannot be abandoned for many months to come. Here Is a typical Beene : A Red Cross worker "at the throttle" of a soup kitchen where hundreds of undernourished women and children are fed daily. HOW Where, in the past, the month of November brought to us one day of joyous significance, it now brings two. Thanksgiving, celebrated by America since first the Pilgrims reaped their harvest,, is more than ever worthy of celebration in this, the fulltide of our prosperity. But with Thanksgiving the No vember of 1919 and the November of all years to come boast an anniversary of equal importance—No vember Eleventh, Armistice Day, last and greatest milestone on civilization's march toward the mil , . 0 . lenium. How will you observe them—these November anniversaries of such similarity of spirit, the one an occasion for gratitude to God for His blessings, the other with that same gratitude mingled with joy for our victory and with tender memory for those who made the victory possible? Will you observe Thanks giving simply by the consumption of quantities of food, and Armistice Day iperely by the explosion of fireworks and oratory? » This Space Contributed By They call for higher things. There is, for ex ample, a timely thought in the suggestion of the American Red Cross, that Americans everywhere keep Armistice Day by striving to carry on the cause of humanity which those boys were bearing forward when they fell in the Argonne and along the Meuse. The Red Cross itself conducts its 3 ^arly campaign for members in the period between the two great days. Its ideals are the same ideals that were theirs— to make the world a better place to live in—and its work is the sort that all true Americans should sup port. Let us support it then wholeheartedly and free ly, and make our gifts fitting offerings for the great month of Thanksgiving and of Victory. ' St Landry Bank & Trust Co. OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA mm EVER SEE TME CUP FIGHT? The sailorman has improved the time honored battle royal'that the dark-complected boys made famous. In the old days it was customary to place a boxing glove on each mitt of the contestant. But the lads qf Uncie Sam's navy have made it a scientific isport as wel as an entertaining one. On one hand is placed a boxing glove and with the ether the battler holds a cup or plate. With this im I ! I ! MACHINE MAKES HOLES IN ROQUEFORT CHEESE The venerable vaudeville gag about the workman who bores the hcles in Swiss cheese was probbaly originated by a jokesmith who did not know that the American imitation Roquefort cheese actually receives theis treat ment. And now a machine has been developed for this work, says the Pop ular Mechanics Magazine for October in an illustrated article. It consists, fundamentally, of a large number of vertical nedeles which are pushed down through the cheese as a hand lever is depressed. The purpose of making these holes is to quicken the growth of the mold, or fungus, which gives the substance its familiar flavor and appéarance. LOCK STOPS THEFT OF SHOES FROM HOTEL CORRIDORS The soaring price of leather 'gives timely interest to a locking apparatus, described and Illustrated in the Octo plement he is directed to peck on the deck, and slam the other fellow who may be near him with his free, or un gloved hand. Each contestant is blindfolded and cnly- has the other fellow's pecking on the deck to get his range and bearings. There is a great deal of fun attached to this event. A man ducks, stands up and even crawls to get an advantage, and some times he lays down—provided he gets hit hard enough. ber Popular Mechanics Magazine, which maes impossible th& theft of shoes when, ds is the custom in Eu rope, the hotel guest leaves them out side his door on retiring for the night. Fixed to the^ncp board near the door, the apparatus consists of two vertical rods which ca nbe pushed down gaainst the insoles of the shoes. From this position the rods con be raised, to permit the removal of the shoes, only after they have been unlocked by the master key in the hands of the "shine boy" or the room key in the possess ion of the guest. SIMPLE RATCHET WRENCH HAS REMOVABLE SOCKET PIECE Tightening or loosening nuts in in accesible corners, wher^ Vhe wrench can make but a short turn, is greatly simplifgied byl the use of a new tool, shown in the Popular Mechanics Mag azine for October. The handle is mere ly a metal bar formed at one end into a ring with foor internal ratchet teeth. Into this opening fiu a metal piece with twelve external ratchet teeth, and a square or hexagonal hole in the center for the nut. One of these socket pieces is selected to suit the work in hand, placed on the nut to be turned, and the handle slipped over it in the most convenient position. YOU'LL BE SURMISED Come to the postoffice and read a little bulletin entitled -Advantages of Employment as Postoffice Clerk or City Letter Carrier." You will find'it hanging in the glass case near the money order Window. Note the advan tages enumerated there. See what the Civil Service commission does tor it'semp loyees. You'll be interested as well as surprised. , NINA MIZZI, "Local Secretary. FOR SALE— My home property on the corner of Bellevue and Walnut streets in Opelousas. For further in formation apply to LEONCE CAR RIERE, Opelousas, La. nov3-2t THE AMERICAN , RED CROSS IN; ^PEACE TIME Teaching First Aid \N% Every person mentally and physical ly able to do so should take the Ameri can Red Cross instruction in First Aid Treatment. It's a life-saver and a pain-saver on the farm, in the factory, on the street, at the office, in the home, wherever accidents may occur. Here's a young wife who inexpertly wielded a can-opener and received an ugly gash across her wrist from the Jagged can lid. Mother was there, however, with the First Aid kit and Red Cross Instruction, and probably prevented a case of blood poison by giving prompt and proper treatment before the doctor arrived. , I | j I ! I Try it first— Pay Nothing — Deposit Nothing — Ute for 30 St ro P*. Shave, and cles k, ans witk out removing the Made. Five kundred clean, comfortable staves o'u from each <L blades. teed ozea Every AutoStrof) Razor set includes a fit* leatker strop and 12 keen-edged klades. Take it Home with you or write and we will mail it (YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IN THIS SPACE) R. Mornhinveg & Son Main Street Jewelers—Opelousas, La. Safty Organization The creation of a feeling of closer personal relationship between em ployer and employee and a stronger sense of loyalty and good will within his companies are attributed to their plan of safety brganizatlon by Judge V. A. Griffith, attorney for the Ed ward Hines Yellow Pine Trustees, of Lumberton, Miss., and the Jordon , River Lumber Company, of Kiln, Miss, in a pamphlet just publish d by the Southern Pine Association I This paper, presented by Judge Griffith before the Wood-working Sec | tion ot the Ninth A"nnual Congress of j the National Safety council, hield in I Milwaukee, Wis., September 30th, ! aroused so much interest that a large I supply has hen printed for free dis tribution to all lumbermen and others interested in the safety activities in troduced by the Southern Pine Asso ciation, which are working so vsj in Southern lumbering operations. Special Services Special interest centers in the sat ices to be held at the Baptist ChflRfc next Sunday. Prof. Hamilton at fte State Industrial of Lafayette wjfl guest of the morning service and wffl speak at eleven o'clock. Dr. J. V Dickens, pastor of the Lafayette Sap, tist church will be here and prsaeh at the evening service. ~ ' ?w These two services will be of sfe cial interest to all. -Til 666 has more imitation tint any other Chill and Fever Tut on the market, but no one wants imitations. They ar* dangergot things in the " *'