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VOLUME 8. ,,, ,Ng No,EER,: Aw nr., 19,. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1918. NUMBER
- ~~~WABI[GTON LEADeR, ·mTARL·R·D 1900.• , .
,000 THIRD LIBERTY
LOAN MEETING IN
The message of the third Lib
loan-its meaning, purposes,
d operations-is to be carried
rural districts of the United
tates through approximately 100,
0 schoolhouse meetings on the
ight of April 12, six days after
e official opening of thel drive.
will be the first time in:history
at all rural schoolhouses :will
ve been given over on the same
ht to a national Government
YA letter sent by Secretary Mc
doo to all rural school direc
in the nation, asking them to
.operate with their localLiberty
an organization in arranging
berty loan rallies for that night
e produced a flood of favorable
ponses. Not a single school I
cial has declined to assist ina
lping make the plan a success.
Local Liberty loan committees
_i co-operate with the school '
oials in arranging the meet- '
pg. Speakers who understand
l the details concerning the loan f
anpaign will be provided.
Schoolhouse bells will be rung, I
nfires will be lighted in the I
hool yards, patriotic songs will i
sung, and other devices used t
enliven the meetings. Explan
ry literature will be distributed
d the hope of the committees is
at the meeting3 will result in al
orough understanding of the
tal features of the loan by all
te High School Rally
Is Called Off. <
-Baton Rouge, La. March 6.- 1
e State High School rally,
ch was planned for Aplil 26
d 27 this year, will not be held,
ording to the announcement of I
rof. C. H. Stumburg, general i
retary of the rally committee.
.Owing to war conditions the
gh school members of the com
ittee, of which A. J. Caldwell,
reveport, is ebirman, has noti
id the universit authorities that I
ey consider it est to omit the
y and spend the energies and I
oney of the pupils in thrift
Imps and war gardens.
It is understood that the failure
Ssecoure railroad rates also in
unenced the decision.
Valve-in-head Avr fje2S5ie.
• Motor ý'" ..
The Lowest Priced
Electricauy Equipped A; mobole
in the WNrld
THE in the Chevrolet explodes its
• IVAVE-IN-HEAD oline in h piston chanh -
Vlýl'VE-IH-HEAD le-nd explodes it com
M O OTOR pletely. It develops all the
gas poower in the fuel as
there are no pockets to hold burned gases that
weaken the mixture.
in this motor, the explosion occurs right over the
:+ ton head-and all the power drives straight
g:`ainst the piston. None is lost in turning a
corner from a separate explosion chamber.
hTh Valve-in-head motor is used by the Govern
nuent on airplanes and wherever unusual power
and reliability are demanded.
For getting abotut over the farm runnng in to
town or over to a neighbor's, and for the pleasure
of all the family the light, strong-built Chevrolet
with this extra powerful, reliable and economical
engine, is the car of all cars.
Chevrolet Motor Co. of St. Louis
+ a CAW.hrot Moder Na on oDfpq
+· · ·.'
A L- TI I'IN THE LRAADER 1
War Savings Campaign Re
cord First $3,000.000 Day.
"The War Savings Campaign
has reached its first $3,000,00 day
as shown by today's report of re
ceipts by the Treasury Depart
ment. Sales of the saving stamps
in the past three days have
been: $2,205,000 $2,297,000 and
"Three million a day from the
thrift stamps provides the Treas
ury with about one-tenth of the
entire amount now being expend.
ed by the nation for the war.
While $3,000,000 is only three
cents a day for every man, wom
an and child in the country, the
war is only 80 cents per capita a
"The National Saving Com
mittee, delegated by the Treasury
to enlist 100,000,000 investors in
the "baby bonds" anticipates
soon reaching the $6,000,000 a
day rate necessary to place the
$2,000,000,000 issue within a year.
This will be 6'cents per capita a
"The sale of these stamps will
finance the Government's entire
emergency shipping program.
The current Treasury receipts
from their sale are already averag
ing the coat of building 12,000
tons of shipping a day."
Yours very truly,
S. 0. Landry.
Associate State Director, News.
paper & Periodical Publicity.
A Steam Laundry Service.
There is offered to the residents
of Franklinton and vicinity a
quick and clean service of steam
laundering at considerate prices.
The service includes gents' col
lars and shirts, ladies' waists and
skirts, woplen and silken suite
and in fact, extends to all wear
ing apparel, table linens and bed
The Babington Drug Store In
corporated, has the agency for
the Bogalusa Steam Laundry
which offers this service with a
guaranty of satisfaction. Ship
ments made Tuesdays and returns
The weekly report of British
ships sunk by subs shows an in
orease over the previous week of
three large vessels.
War Rally in New Orleans.
Before possibly tne largest and
I most enthusiastic audience that
ever assembled in New Orleans,
the Louisiana War Conference, I
held under the auspices of the
Council of National Defense, was
brought to a close in the Authena.
eum Saturday night with stirring
addresses by Secretary Houston,
of the Departmentof Agriculture;
Lieutenant Paul Perigord, of the I
French army; Gov. Pleasant; T. t
A. Harris, State Superintendent I
of Education and St.Clair Adams.
As a concrete result, commun- t
ity councils of defense will be or- I
ganized throughout this state on t
direction of the state body and
Superintendent of Public Educa- 1
tiou T. H. Harris was authorized i
to instruct every school teacher C
in Louisiana to hold patriotic ser
vices in each schoolhouse one day c
in each week. C
After declaring that his present C
tour convinced him that the peo. I
pie of the country are solidly be-.
hind President Wilson, Secretary 2
Houston roundly scorod the men f
who would make a profit out of
this terrible tragedy.
"The cheapest way out of this a
terrible conflict, both from life 1
and money viewpoints," the Sec- I
retary declared, "is for us to put 8
into the thing all of our will
power and resources.
"I say that I would rather see
this nation gloriously fall fight
ing with our allies and pass out
of existence than see it survive in
the greatest luxury in any partio
ular submissive to the will of
This declaration by Secretary
Houston was greeted with wild 1
applause, As a man, the audi
ence rose to its feet, and it was
several minutes before the storm
of applause subsided.
Following a review of Ger
many's successive declarations of
war during 1914, Mr. Houston
emphasized the fact that her chal.
lenge to America must be the
"Is Germany crazy, or are her
people living in a different world,
with different thoughts and con
ceptions of justice?" was one of
the leading questions asked by ,
"Pacifist and soap box orators
will not give us peace-if they I
Scould we would have gotten peace
through Russia. These classes
of people only hamper President
Wilson and it is the duty of real
Americans to suppress them, and
stand squarely behind the great
man in Washington. whose duty
it is to bear the burden of battli
ing with Germany's brutal met
hode, and lead us to a successful
termination of the war.
"Our national household must
be clean-there cannot be any
profiteers in it. They must be
Secretary Houston closed his
address by complimenting the (
members of the State Council on t
the efficient manner in which 1
they have organized, and the able i
manner they are meeting the c
problems that confront the State I
of Louisiana. t
Nice line Men's Straw Hats.
Call and select yours.
The Babington Store, Inc.
German agents were blamed for
a $700,000 cotton compress fire at
Statistics read before the Louis
iana war conference showed the
South was not only feeding itself i
but was contributing food to a
-It+ founced at Washing
Iten tfix altl
quotaswir hi~ $f t if *ayi
it Qoagtm riv A at.
Americans Hold Ground Cap
tured in Sharp Thrust.
American troops have made
their first permanent advance in.
to the German positions on the
westerm front. Northeast of
Badonvillers, in the Luneville
sector, trenches which the enemy
was forced to abandon, have been
consolidated with the American
first line. Repeated American
raids on this sector and the effec
tive work of the American gun
ners forced the Uermans to give
up the trenches. German efforts
to regain the lost positions were
repulsed by General Pershing's
The new position gives the
American and French troops
higher ground from which to
operate against the common foe.
Badonvillers is eight miles west
of the German frontier and is al
most directly west of Strassburg
capital of Alsace. The American
position here is about eighteen
miles southeast of the Rhine.
Marne canal, where the Americans
first entered the trenches last
Since the American forces have
advanced and consolidated their
lines in the Luneville sector, there
have been no reports of unusual
activity in the position occupied
by General Pershing's men.
Then And Now.
Thru the kindness of W. W.
Babington, one of our faithful
readers, we have just read a clip.
ping sent to the Times-Democrat
four years ago by Robert Babing.
ton, correspondent at that time.
With trees in practically full
leaf, grass well developed for
good grazing, vegetables wonder
fully advanced, and crops well
under headway from the unusu
ally early spring of 1918, "heavy
frosts" and "much ice" on this
fourth anniversary, would prove
perilously near calamitous. Fol
lowing is the clipping as it appear.
ed in the Times-Democrat March
Franklinton, La. March 23,1914
New Orleans, La.
The Criminal Term of the
Twenty-Six Judicial Court open
ed this morning with Judge Jos.
D. Lancaster of St. Tammany
Parish presiding, and Distriot
Attorney. J. Vol Broolk at his
Five murder cases are assigned
for this term, and the court will
probably last two weeks.
There were very heavy frosts
yesterday and this morning with
quite a good deal of ice.
Louisiana Is Asked to Enroll
6,000 Boys For Working
Washington, March 17-Quotas
of boys which each state is asked
to furnish in the campaign to en
list a Boys' Working Reserve of
250,000 for the farmers, which
opens tomorrow, was announced
by the Department of labor to
night. The quotas for Louisiana
and Mississippi are 6,000 each.
If efforts were made to dispose
of all hens when their best laying
days were over, a large quantity
of poultry meat would be on the
market. All poorly developed
chickens should be culled out and
sold for meat, also. This would
allow the poultry keeper to make
the best use of his grain by feed
ing it to younger and more pro
The armed gun crew on the oil
tanker Paqlesboro sank a submar
ine in Bristol channel after an
teneral .JVews tiems 4Jn trief
On account of the long delay
in negotiations, the United States
and England decided to take over
all Dutch ships for use of the
Reports from France stated the
Germans were afraid to take a
chance with Pershing's troops
and retreated to rear trenches on
the occasion of each American
It developed at the Senate com
mittee hearing a plot to destroy
the Hog Island Shipyard in Feb
ruary was frustrated by the dis
covery of 245 pounds of dyna
The Louisiana State Wholesale
Grocers' Association adopted re
solutions calling on John M. Par
ker, food administrator for Louis
iana, to devise ways to prevent re
tail grocers from overcharging.
First real spring "over there"
was used by American tfoops to
"clean up" generally and intensi.
fy training for fighting.
American troops continued to
hold against German atiacks the
ground by our troops in the Lune
The Allies' notice to Holland of
their intention to take over Dutch
shiping in Allied ports under cer
tain conditions stirred Teuton
journals to abuse of the Allies.
The "daylight saving" bill pas
sed the House of Representa
Stop complaining, and serve
and save to win the war, was; the
new slogan given at the conclud
ing session of the Louisiana State
War Council at Shreveport.
General commodity freight rate
increases of fifteen per cent asked
by Eastern carriers were granted
by the luterstate Commerce Com.
James R. Enterkin, a white
man, and Walter Campbell, a
negro, were hanged at the state
prnitentiary in Baton Rouge for
People Having No Bank
Are invited to make use of this institu
tion for that purpos" Your banking
business carefully and promptly transact
ed. Large resources, a strong board of
directors and capable management are
but a few of the many features that com
mend this bank td one considering the
opening of a bank aount.
Washington Bank & Trust Co.
Franklinton Aogle Bogalusa
4 per cent paid on time Certiflcaeaso Depsalt
83 per oent paid on $avinp Accounts.
Goaded by German attacks
American troops along the entire
front openend a vicious offensive
and harassed the enemy contin
Heroism of the crew of the
American destroyer Parker in
jumping into freezing water to
save sub victims from the Glenart
Cactle was praised in the House
The British destroyer Aeriel,
which rammed and sunk a sub a
year ago, recently attacked and
sank another, capturing eight of
John Dill:,, Irish leader from
East May:, wras elected chairman
of the NatioLnalist Party in Par
liament to succeed John"Redmond.
The crew of an American trans.
port told of a thrilling battle with
a submarine in which a seventeen
year old boy took the place of
the wounded chief gunner and
put the U.boat out of commis
The 1918 city directory estimat.
ed the population of New Orleans
to be 385,000 an increase of 5000
for the year.
It was announced that more
than three thousand applicants
were necessary to complete New
Orleans' quota in the Shipbuilders
The dispatch from France state
ed a rude awakening by the well
prepared Allies was in store for
3 Hindenburg and Ludendorff, who
B were quoted as congratulating
each other on successes achieved
9 and to come.
The mailing of unnecessary ar.
3 tioles to soldiers at the front clog.
I ged the mails to such an extent
I the postofficials decided to put a
ban on them.
Secretary Bake,; expressed him
3 self as surprised at the intensity
i of theAmerionu enterprise launch.
) ed in France as he walked three
r miles along American built