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THE % • Sentent MORGAN CITY, LA., MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1917. No. 265 CROSS WEEK iat Will You Give of The $5,000 St Mary Chapter Has To Collect Dw't Be a Slacker Give Unsparingly, grudgingly and Often During The Week (trenor Pleasants Call UpM AH Re People ef the Te Contribate to the Cane aid CeL Rooserelt Upea the Whole Naim To he Liberal Un Slale CaHs I I I Knowing that the Red Cross ren jgi a great service both in the Field and in Civilian Relief. That it is the only experienced or ganisation officially recognized byj flw International Convention as jnblic instrumentality for this pur-j That the appointment by the president of a War Council consist K . feg of some of the best known busi ness men of the nation and the de signation of Honorable W. G. Mc Adoo as treasurer of the Red Cross foftd, assures the people that their contributions will be properly audit ed and judiciously expended; That tiie campaign now being car ried on for the beneft of the Red Cross fund is not charitable in • its ! Éature, but is a duty we owe t) oor own boys and our allies. That this money will be particu larly to benefit our soldiers who can not, like the soldiers of our allies, return immediately to their homes after being wounded on the battle field and receive the comforts and sympathies of loved ones; I, Ruffin G. Pleasant, Governor of the State of Louisiana, hereby de rignate the week ending June 25, 1917, as Red Cross Week, and call upon our people to generously con tribute to this noble organization. RUFFIN G. PLEASANT, Governor. ! I Tonight will be fired gun of the campaign in the which first St. Ym Take No Risk When Ym Serve Year Country By Subscribing To THE LIBERTY LOAN OF 1917 With our young men willing and anxious to offer their lives the least we who stay at home can do is to leud our money for their support, . Yon can lend yonV country $50 or more, thereby a patriotic service—and your money will be safe Act Now The Time is Limited Peoples State A Savings Bank • MORGAN CITY, LA. On Busy Railroad Avenue Opm Satarday's umtil S p. m. _ rendering GUS DREWS, President E. W, DREIBHOLZ. Vice-Presdt The Bank ot Morgan City FIRST on the roll of honor How You Can Help Your Country PRODUCE—All You Can WASTE-—Nothing LEND----What You Can PRODUCE FOOD—STOP ALL WASTE Lend some of your money to the United States by vesting in a Liberty bopd. and help^our county to the wir. Tbi. bank «rill be P>f" ed You can «\vest in a $50.00 or will assist you in case you can not subscription, bond, and we all cash. UpMI WJJB murk PtMN-H in win your $100.00 pay $52,900.80 F. D. WINCHESTER, Cashier A. B. O'BRIFN, Asst. Cashier ! Mary Chapter is to raise $5,000 for its quota of the $100,000,000 need-. ed by the American Red Cross, bear- 1 ^ ing in mind that the money that will be raised by St. Mary Chapter will be disbursed by the Chapter itself. PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK Mrs. Dutry as Samos will have a "Red Cross" Card Party. Thera. will be no limit to the number of games played neither to the busring of "chips" provided all the proceeds are remitted to the St Mary Chap-'the ter, and that we know will be done. ' It is not every day that one has the ( high privilege of contributing to such a noble cause as the Red Cross. Tuesday Night at Opera House "Red Cress" Night Manager Loeb has graciously do nated the proceeds of this night to the cause and will show a wonderful film with the sprightly actress Marie Doro in "Castles For Two." In addition Manager Loeb will ! have a big surprise on hand. I Wednesday at Baseball Park Company At 6 p. m. "C" of the First Louis iana Infantry will give an exhibition Drill featuring as a climax a "Sham Battle." Admission will be by tick ets. Adults 25 cents; Children 15 cents. Returning to camp in Lawrence Park, dancing will % be held in the Mess Hall beginning at 7:30 p. m. Five cents will be charged for each ! I j ' ; dance. | On this same day a house-to-house j canvass in the entire Parish will be ! made in the interest of St. Mary Chapter. Thursday Night at Tha Arcade Rad Cross Night The Managers have patriotically agreed to give proceeds to the move ment and they have chosen a film of momentous interest with the famous Alice Brady in "Darkest Russia." Refreshments will also be sold. Frdiay Night at tha Elks' Hems On this night there will be a dual entertainment at the Elks. A Card Party will be given and a Musicale of which the program will be given later. But Mrs. E. A. Pharr and her brother, Mr. Nye are sure to I lend their talents to make the occa sion a grand success. Admission will I be by tickets—59 and 35c. Refresh I ments will also be on hand 1 ^ une , r SATURDAY THE LAST DAY The entire parish will meet at Charenton Shell Beach on Saturday, A varied program has been planned for the enjoyment of the visitors. Boating, swimming and dancing, music by the famous Schriever Band. Take a day out, yourself and entire family and spend it at Charenton, enjoying yourself and at the same time helping your Chapter (St Mary) towards its goal, Half the proceds of the day .hove been donated to St. Mary Chapter, Furthermore, Mr. Jno. R. Drackett, Chap-'the obliging ferryman has obligated ' himself, to ferry across any car on ( the trip back as late as 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning hours. So you can take'supper at the Beach, dance un til midnight and be back home by cock-crowing time. ly. to of Urging the whole country to sup port the most splendidly constructive work ever confronted a nation, Col. ! Roosevelt said in part: "Second only to the Army in the I work of winning this war comes Red Cross. Indeed the importance of this j work is so great that the President ' of the United States has set apart next week—from June 18 to 25—as a period for sacrifce and unselfish generousity, a week in which the whole American people will be asked Xo join in raising funds to enable our Red Cross to perform its vast and indispensable duties in this war. ; _ "We little realize whait is before us. Our own sons and brothers will soon be going into battle. They will : be 3,000 miles from home, in a land already wasted by war, a land threatened by famine, a land smitten by disease. They tell us that in many cases today the- wounds of sol diers in France must be tied up with newspapers for want of the neces sary surgical bandages. When our men are wounded—as they surely will be in great numbers—are we going to allow them to suffer yet more because we fail to provide those things which can at least miti gate distress? Surely not. But we must do it in advance. If we wait it may be too late. Do it now. Nine tenths of wisdom is bfeing wise in time. "Our Red Cross mutt not only care for the shattered bodies of our wounded men; it alone can become a foster parent to them in the trying conditions they are sure to face when they are convalescent from wounds or recovering from exhaus tion. We shall soon have an army of a million soldiers. When they go to France they must have homes in which to rest and to be cared for and to recover. The generousity of our whole people must make it possible for our Red Cross to provide for them. "In past wars, the Red Cross de voted itself largely to caring for the wounded behind the battle line. Even in this war that duty is still of vast magnitude and paramount im portance. All that we do or can do for the soldiers of our own or our allied armies will be all too little. But this is a war in which not only armiez, but whole people, are engag ed. In no previous war have the in nocent non-combatants had to bear ao terrible a share of its physical j»uf ferings. And it is through our Red Cross that we can show to the na tions of tile world how the great heart of the American people go out to them in their distress. "France—proud, brave, bleeding from ghastly wounds—neds us sore- ! ly. Tuberculosis is raging through-; out her land. Fifteen hundred of her, towns and villages have been razed ! to the ground by the calculated bar-j barity of the invaders. Millions of her people are homeless snd starv ing, bereft even of the barest cover ings for their bodies, or stove, of utensils with which to cook or eat, of agricultural implements or ani mals—indeed of the simplest ele ments of civilization. And to us alone can these people come for help; we alone have the abundance with which to supply their direst needs. "To Russia, too, we must reach out our helping hand. We little know what she has suffered and is suffer ing. Her soldiers went into battle ill equipped with arms or ammunition. Of medical supplies she had almost' none. To care for her wounded on a battle line of 1,000 miles she has but 6.000 ambulances, while France has 64.000 in a battle line of 400 miles, and even that is not enough. Russia, long obedient to autocracy, has not flinched in this conflict. Her people have had to struggle not only to free the world from autocracy, but to make their own land a land of liber ty. Russia needs all we can do to strengthen her courage and to make her feel that we are indeed behind her. Our armies can do little for her. Our Red Cross alone can take into Russia the message of hope, of help, of confidence which she so terribly needs. The message must be practi cal. has and ity the the the j the "So let this summons to our peo-. by pie for a week of sacrifice and gen- i erosity be not in vain. Let Red Cross ' to week be a week wherein the whole American .people shall pledge to the service of a great cause both them selves and their possessions. , Equip the Red Cross for the beginning and for the carrying through, of as sac red a mission as was ever undertak en in behalf of a suffering world." Government Official Bulletin. "WAS NOT DRAFTED" Washington, June 18.—There's a little spot in Ireland that Michael McNamara had in his "moind's eye" for a long time—thirty years, in fact. All that time Michael was obey ing orders, drilling, campaigning, and doing the hundred-and-one things -that fall to the lot of the American Mhrine. Michael finished his time, retiring with the rank of "Sarjint major, no less," and went back to that little spot in County Mayo. Then came our participation in the war. Did Michael stay retired? He did not! He came right back on the S. S. St. Louis paying his own fare, and went directly to the U. S. Marine Corps Headquarters to vol unteer his services. McNamara could have signed-up with some Irish regiment for, des pite his fifty-odd years, he is still a "foine broth av a boy." Instead, he braved the submarines to fight un der the flag that for thirty years he had called his own. Michael has a bit of the stuff of which loyal Americans and heroes are made. at of Dyer were unpires PATTERSON GRAYS DEFEAT COMPANY "C" The drawing card at Deepwater Park Sunday was a clash between the baseball aspirants of Company "C" and the fast bunch of semi-pros wearing the Patterson uniform. Th® Grays carried off the honors by a score of 7 to 4. A goodly attendance witnessed the contest and both teams were favorites with grandstand and bleachers. Company "C" fans con ceded the game before it was called and the four scores netted by the soldier boys shows that they played gamely in tjie face of expected de feat. Moore and Cavanaugh did bat tery work for the khaki and Ducate and Olivier for the Grays. Ten hits were garnered by the Patterson boys while Olivier donated but seven.. Sargeant Hollenbeck and Mr. C. C., ________ I Greece Is Assured True ; ' Protection By The; ! ! Allies les of the Nation Will Be Preserved Says Message to Venizelos Paris, June 17.—Premier Bibot has sent the following message to Eliptherios Venizelos, ex-premier and head of the provisional govern ment at Saloniki: "In confiding to France the mission to take in their name measures to facilitate the re turn by the Greek people to the un ity they helped to found, the pro tecting powers desired to show that the principles that inspired them a century ago, when the heroes of the war of independence shed their blood to assure Greece a place among the free nations, have re mained unaltered through the vicis situdes of history. "W.ho could better appreciate the concern with which the three pro tecting powers were animated and their firm resolution to assure the destines of Greece in the traditional path that led to its grandeur than the eminent leader whose generous ardor and disinterested courage, no less than his political foresight, re newed the internal life of the Greek people and realized most of their legitimate desires for expansion? "Nothing could better respond to the deepest sentiments of the French people than to be so intimately as sociated with the great national movement which will be pursued with j the support of the protecting powers by those who in the difficult hours i never doubted them and were able ' to prepare for the triumph of free institutions.' Sound, medium-size Irish potatoes 1 delivered anywhere in Morgan City j Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays j at $2.25 bushel. Dry Box Factory j wood at $1.75 for large cane load. Choice tomatoes for canning J of preserving by bushel or half- ; bushel. Choice new Bermuda onions, half-bushel delivered $1.00. Tele phone 44. mfw. A. J. GLASER. TAILOR Be you a pupil or a graduate of the School of Experience you can learn a lesson in the gentle art of making both ends meet by paying a visit to this shop of style and ser vice. The experience of years has taught us the road to a customer's friendship. It is the highway of honest values and proper prices. the art of MAKING - BofW tNDS MCCTlS TAUGHT ONLV IN T HE SCHOOt OF EXPERIENCE V. GLASER'S TAILOR SHOP GIVE US A TRIAL How Does It Benefit Me? Business men believe in the Federal Reserve System, but many of them know little about it or how it operates. To tell our community how the system benefits them and how they can contribate directly to its sup port, we have prepared a short pamphlet. If you haven't seen it we shall be glad'either to mail it to yon or give it to y° u if y° u wil1 calL SYSTXM, The First National Bank of Morgan City Capital and Surplus, S100,00('. Send for Booklet, "How Docs It BenePt Me 5 " Well. Laid Plans To Conserve Food Out lined by Hoover 100,000,000 Bushels of Wheat Will be Sent To the Allies if Housewives Prac tice Saving Washington, June 17.—Herbert C. Hoover outlined tonight his plans for enlisting the nation's housewives as actual members of the food ad ministration and appealed to them to join him in the fight for conser vation measures and the elimination of waste. The women wil be enrolled during a period of registration from June 15, through the Council of Na tional Defense and the state defense councils. Mr. Hoover is proceeding at the direction of President Wilson, who without waiting for Congress te en act the administration food bill, dir ected him to proceed with organiza tion of the food administration in sofar as it contemplates assembling volunteer effort. "As requested by the President," says his statement, "we ask every woman in the United States engaged in the personal con trol of food to register for actual membership in the food administra tion, thus entering directly into the national Service. We shall later on ask various classes of men likewise engaged in food preparation and distribution to also volunteer to the national service in their various branches. NOTICE TO THE CHAMBER COMMERCE MEMBERS OF Notice is hereby given - to the members that certain amendment to the constitution and by-laws of the Chamber of Commerce of Mor gan City and Berwick will be pre sented to* the meeting in the regular cart'manner at the meeting to be held June 26th, which date will be the re gular meeting for the month of June 1917.. All members are notified to be present and vote on the amend ments which will be offered. 8t.