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ties of the future more Ifivet than the blessinas of the o hos " he wo uld n oonnhv DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF WELSH AND JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH XX, Number 33. L WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA,SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1920. ' ------_ _. --5 - - .... . .... ,. .. . . ..... .. . .. . . .. . .... .. .. ....... .. ... Baptist Program. SundaY School-10: 00 a. m. preaching Service--ll:00 a. m. g y. P. U.-6:30 p. m. preaching Service- -7: 30 p. m. prayer Service -7.~ p. im. Wednes day. Teacher Training Class-S:3$ p. in., W dnesday. gegalar business meeting of the W. Su. S. at church, 3:30 p. m., Thurs bYl March 11th. SMfUSEMENT The management of the WHg MOTION PICTURE CO, Will offer the following program for the week ending Saturday, March 13th, 1920. Tuesdaay Shirley Mason in "The Win ning Girl." A side-splitting BRIGGS Comedy. Para mount Productions. zThursday Dorthy Gish in "BOOTS" And another Krazy Briggs Komedy. Paramount Pro duction. gitub6erekwell in "BROK EN COMMANDMENTS." Two reels of a cracking good Sunshine Comedy. William )ox production. .7 , ,,. THE ORIGINAL MACK SENNETT BATHING GIRLS IN PERSON Eight of them will appear at the PRINCESS THEATREI Ci 3 th They are Bringing the Big New Sennett Comedy S"YANKEE DOODLE IN BERLIN"' A High Class Entertainment EMEMBER These ladies will appear here in person and picture ATINEE, 3 P. M NIrHT, 7 P. M. Admission, Soc. Children, Matinee only 25c. MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH Held in the Town Hall on Monday, March 1st. City flail, Welsh, La., March, 1, 1910. The regular meeting of the Board t f Health dt the Town of Welsh, La., was held this date. Meeting was called to order and on roll call the following members were present: Dr. C. A. Martin, President, Dr. B. J. LaCour, F. E. Hurlbut, A. Robin, E. E Kimball All members be ing present, the work of the Board was taken up. Mo id and carried that the notices mentioned in last minutes regarding the toilets at the Catholic school room be enforced, and that those who have charge of the school be held responsi ble for the neglect that they have caused. These places will be closed unless attended to at once. Moved and carried that Sanitary Privy, Fig. 6, of the Farmers' Bulletin No. 463 of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, recommended to us by the State Board of Health, be adopted as the standard of this Board, and when Installed in accordance with Or dinance No. 159 of this Town, will count as 90 points toward privy sani tation. Cesspools, septic tanks, etc.i will count 90 points and above; noth ing less than a privy counting 80 points will be permitted. Moved and seconded that a mode! of Figure 6 Privy be built and placed on the Town Block for a patern for those who will have to build in ac cordance with the provisions of the Board of Health. The Sate Board of Health provides tieat every hotel, restaurant, residence. s!eeping apartment, workshop, mer cantile establishment, theatre, picture show, store, or other place where peo-] ple are employed, live or congregate. :,hall be providled with one or more privies, and same shall be kept at all times in a cleanly state and free from efiluvia arising from drain, privy, or otherwise. No toilet, privy, cesspool or septic tanL shal. be allowei to di dn :nto a str , Mo, ed and ca;ried that numbler cards, with th.pr perty gwner's narae and number, be placed in every privy or toilet in the Town, with a reprint from the Louisiana State Board of Health's Privy Regulations, as amend" ed August 20th, 1913. We had with us last week Mr. Ernst, inspector for the State Board, who approved all the work that th!~ Board has, gone over for the past three months; although finding our city up to the average, he left some very im portant work for us to carry out. This Board made one hundred an.l eighty-seven inspections and rep. rts the past month, and have found, with very few exceptions, our people try ing to carry out their part of the work that is before us. We wish to call your attention to our minutes of De cember, January and February. Read themn over again, as we are called up on to strictly enforce the different regulations that have been placed up on us by the State Board of Health. and it will be.up to you to know them. Take a minute and make a tour of your place, and see what you have overlooked. )DR. C. A. MARTIN, P'resident. E. E. KIMBALL, Sec. BUSINESS SCIENCE CHAPTER ORGANIZED IN WELSH Number of Business Men, Now Mem bers, Anxious to Have the Class Organized. Welsh is again showing her pro gressive spirit by organizing a Chapter of Business Science. Several business men of Welsh and Jeninngs were members of the Lake , Charles chapter and they liked the I idea so well that a chapter was organ ized in Jennings. Then the Welsh members of the Jennings chapter de- t cided that a chapter could be support- I ed in Welsh. as they felt that they had I more than the required number to or ganize a chapter, who were interested in individual, business and community development, which forms the basis t of the chapter's efforts. X L. L. Spuires, a representative of t the Sheldon School, was invited to t organize a chapter in Welsh, and he r is meeting with flattering encourage- t ment. The Welsh members of the , Lake Charles and Jennings chapters ' are enthusiastic supporters of the movement and. are lending every as sistance to the formation of a Welsh ( chapter. - t The Rice Belt Journal believes that ( with such men as E. C. Willard, E. F. t Hardcastle, Lionel Bertrand. E. H. Bol ing, Chas. H. Lanz, T. J. Fear. T. E. Todd, W. M1. Colbert, W. M. Tittle, and!' others, who were members of the former chapters, spporting the move ment, Welsh will soon be able to an nounce a full membership chapter. MUCH INTEREST SHOWN IN BOYS' TOUR. The Agricultural Bureau of the New Orleans Association of Commerce is t the latest organization to offer to de- s fray the expenses of two boys on the c agricultural tour of some of the mid-I dle-western states to be conducted by ( State Superintendant T. H. Harris and r C. H. Staples and W. C. Abbott of the Extension Division, Louisiana State t University. The Agricultural Bureau r will pay all the expenses of this trip for the New Orleans High School boy t and school boy from the state-at-large, a who submits the best essay on "What c New Orleans can do to Aid Agriculture , in Louisiana." Details of this contest f will be announced later. * t The purpose of this trip will be to get together something like one hund red country boys, interested in agri-r culture, and take them on a trip of two or three weeks through the agri cultural section named above. All the details of the trip will be worked out in advance-the points to be visited and the phases of agriculture to be studied. These will include the dairy industry, beef cattle, hogs and general farming. The Universities of Wiscon- i sin and Illinois and the Iowa State College of Agriculture will be visited, and a day or two spent in the city of Chicago. "I am of the opinion that this trip will prove a bright spot in the life of every boy that is fortunate enough to take it," says Superintendant Harris "It will prove not only a delightful vacation, but a liberal education in ag riculture as well. The boys who shall constitute this party will see the best that this country has to show in agri culture. They will ler.rn the reasons for the agricultural development o' those prosperous sections. They will return to Louisiana enthusiastic mis sionaries for improved agriculture, and with a very deep respect for intel. ligent, wisely directed effort, The trip will be worth millions of dollars to Louisiana." Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hayslett of Springwood, Va.r cousins of J. L. Nof singer, were entertained at his home north of Welsh Friday afternoon. Mr. Hayslett is a conductor on the Ches peak & Ohio'railroad in Virginia, and was spending a /month's vacation in the west and south. They were very much interested in Louisiana gener ally. pRzNCESS THEATRE JElNINSS, WE'ONESOAY, Katherine McDonald Super Special "THUNDERBOLT" MATINEE, 3 P. M., ..... 25c. NIGHT; 7"'0 P. M.,-- -.. -35 "WADE I The Story o a Dis io00 Surg eoi in BY RICHARD DERBY JI,.-t'ol., C., (' U. S. A.. Di\ision Surgeon, Sorojl [ivt-i ,l . Jlerlltd fromr Septembler number of Scribuer's ,agazine iv si &al wurmi-n1oit ,,I Ih Author and courtesy of Scriiler's. I)own the Iiclket-guarlded laIne' Rolled the comfort-laden wain, ;hlered by shouts that shook the plain, Solhher-like and merry: I'Phrases such as canmps, 1mIny teach, e Sabre-cuts of Saxon Speech t Such as 'Bully: 'Them's the peach fi 'Wade in, tSanitarv" d --De r IIfarE. t "During the winter of 1917-1918, the Second Division. made up of 4 Marine u ind Infantry Brigade, togetlhr with f he divisional trains underwent its d preliminary training in an arep in the c Vosges formerly used by the French t for this purpose. In March, the di- d vision, augmented by its artillery, was c put into the front line between Verdun e and St. Mihiel. We held this front a until the middle of May, when we were b relieved and sent up to the Fifth French Army, northwest of Paris. While in the area about Chaumont- G en-Vixin. on May 28, came a rumor d hat the Huns had attacked on a thirty t1 mnile front between Soissons and a Rheims. The next day this rumor was o ,orroborated and we heard that the e 'nemy had broken through at the e 7hemin des Dames, captured twenty- 1 ive thousand French prisoners, and b was advancing without opposition. On ft he morning of May 30 came an order tj hat the division was to hold Itself In readiness to move at a moment's no tico. The enemy was reported to be within a few kilometers of Chateau Fhierry. "That order gave rise to a thrill a which it would be hard to describe. )ur entry into the war had not been t :oo late. At last the test was at hand. g Dur division had been picked to be A :hrown across the path of one of the f nost determined advances of the Hun. ti WVe welcomed the test. The division " was like a foot ball team on the eve it ,f its most important game. A team It trained to the minute and fretting g against the restraint which would lift li only with the referee's whistle. g "It was an excited group of officers N ,ollected in the office of the chief of h staff that same evening when orders 0 arrived directing the movement of the g livision. We stood about Colonel Pres ton Brown, who, with a green eye- e shade pulled down over his face read II but the various embarkation points r from which the different units of the o livision would embark during the a night. it "By sunrise the division was moving r oward the designated concentration n oint at Meaux. I went by automobile a with my chief, Colonel Marrow, b :hrough Pontoise, St. Denis, Sevran, and Claye. As we pased the long line j )f dust-enveloped busses, from the h sounds of singing and joking that came 11 rom them one would have supposed p this an excursion to a country fair e rather than a movement into one of it the grimmest battles of the war. We t, reached Meaux at noon. 11 "All day long successive units of the L ivision pased through Meaux and went out to the northeast. The roads In every direction were very much congested; troops marching toward the north and refugees moving to south. There was a continuous procession of all sorts and kinds of oxen-drawn ve hicles filled with women and children. Flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, and small collections of geese and chickens made up the motely array. The Marne, as it crosses the La Ferte-Meaux road at Trilport, was filled with a slow moving, densely packed column of can al-boats, moving steadily toward the south and safety. "On the night of May 31 the infantry units of the division were on the march or in bivouac along the Meaux Vincy road. The train was halted just outside of Meaux, and during the night there were many hostile aeroplanes aloft which bombed the city and at tempted to locate the position of the troops. Orders obtained from the headquarters of the Sixth French Ar my directed that the division should take up a position between Gandelu and Montigny, northeast of Meaux. Division,headquarters was established at May-en-Multien. During the night of the 31st, however, these orders were changed and the division was ordered to concentrate at A point on the Paris Mets road beyond Montreuil-aux-Lions. "The next morning I was summoned to division headquarters at Montreuil aux-Lions to direct the evacuation of the forward area, I was delighted, for my chief had insisted on my being with him at Meaux, from which dist anceit was impossible to co-ordinate the medical activities at the front. My first duty. on reaching Montreuil was to visit Field Hospital -One at Bezu-le-Guery. Bezu was a village of not more. than fifty buildings, placed on the heights to the north of the Marne. I4 was built about one wind ing street. At the extreme northrn end was a small chuich with a tweo storied school house building adjoin ing. These two buildings were taken over by the hospital and served a most useful purpose during the five weeks that the divlisilon toughtion this front. .The schoolroom was high-ceilinged with one wall a blackboard. It was al room. of ghosts. Under date of May 29, still stood the composition lesson of that day 'Un jour de grand vent.' It must have been much more than a day of great wind to the children at tending that last class. It must have been a day of great alarm, borne on the wings of a mighty Han advance. Under the caption, 'La Pensee,' the les son went on: 'L'homme -libre obelt a sa conscience at aux lois de son pays.' SAlmost in the presence of the enemy, the children of France were being taught the righteousness of their fath ers' (lse. Thlen c'aime a column of words. the last word untinished. The lesson had been interrupted. .\s I gaz ed upon the blackboard I saw again the figures of the little chihlren lean ing over their desks and writing in dustriously in their copy-hooks. I saw the teacher pouring her soul into the sentences on the hoard. I heard the approach of a horse. He was rained up at the door. The loud knock was followed by the appearance in the doorway of a French soldier who told of the oncoming enemy hordes and councelled immediate flight. Some thing else told me that the light was dignified,. not precipitate, that the children were reminded that it was ennobling to suffer 'pour la France, and that the interrupted lesson woull be continued 'apres nla victorie.' " On June 10 division headquarters moved from Montrenil-aux-Loins to Genevrois Ferme, within a very short distance of Bezu-le-Guery. I went to the latter place. and shared the office and sleeping-quarters of the director of ambulance companies, Major Mdill or, Bezu was situated in almost the exact centre of the sector which we were holding and was easily aeceisil)le by good roads from any point of the front. It was an ideal location for the triage, or sorting station, for the co ordination of the ambulance section. and for the general work of the medi cal activities of the front area. "In going from Bezu to the regiment al aid station of the 9th Infantry at Beaurepaire Ferme, you passed through Villiers-sur-Marne and by the gateway of Madame Huard's 'Home o the Field of Honor.' Many times dur lug those June days was I carried bad to the early part of September, 1914 when similar scenes had been enactec' in the same locality. There was the lovely old chateau, with its beautiful grounds and trees, and there on the lawn, placidly cropping the much over grown grass, was the old gray donkey who, after the first battle of the Marne, had rounded up and led to the shelter of his mistress's home that pathetic group of the invaders' cast-off animals. "A little up the road from the chat eau still lived Father Poupard with his wife and daughter and grandchild ren. During the Month of June the old man was evacuated by one of our ambulances because of sickness. Lou is, one of his two orphan grandchild ren, for whom he had walked all the way from Chateau-Thierry to Epernay and back, had grown to be a fine big boy. "Ambulance Company Fifteen used bMadame Huard's chateau as their headquarters. I had wanted to estab lish here our hospital for non-trans portable wounded, but it was consider-, ed by the commanding-general, divis ion surgeon, and French corps surgeon to be too close to the front line. This hospital was doing excellent work at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre. The operating Moin and wards were installed in the buildings of the French hospital, while Bessonell; l tentlls, set ill) in the garden. housed the X-Ray plant and the corn hined amiliission and resuscitation w\\N rd. ":\Albula:nces were uinloading at the gat"e when I visited this hospital late on the afternoon of June 11. I followed the four litter cases that were gently lifted out and carried to the admisison ward. which was nearly full of wound. ]d lnrcn awaiting operation. The new arrivals were placed on litter racks, w\'hich ran the length of the tent on eit her side of the centre aisle. Each litter rack was draped with blankets whi(ch fell to the ground, and so con scrved and centralized the heat front a stov, placed tneath the liter. In this way the reclhauffement of the wounll eld man began fromi tlie nmomnent that. they entered the hospital, and the Iecessary formalities in recording and taking the history of a new arrival were not allowed toi interfere with his )being thoroughly Waliced first. This tent w\vs presided over Iby an admit ting oflic(,er with a staff of one nilrse and half a dozen enlisted moen of the SMedical D)cpartment. We had nurses at this time. who did most splendid and devoted work. Later. as the hos pital corps nlen Ic'anme more skilled. we w'ere able to dispense with their services entirely. The consulting sur geon of the division. Major Lee,. dividl ed his timle botween his tent and the operaIt ing roolll. He personally saw ea~c.h new arrival, examined him, and prescribedt preoperative treatment. He sorted the patients out and decided. aicording to urgency, upon their oper ative priority. As the turn of each eaine lie was carried to the adjoining tent where an X-Ray photograph was taken. or fluoroscopic examination nmade. and the exact position of the foreign body located and loted upon the patient's history card. Titus, when he went to the operating room, the history and examination were com plete. "In the corner of the tent a badly shocked patient was receiving an in fusion of normal salt solution into the median basilic vein of his arm. A nurse was holding aloft the glass container front which the fluid steadily flowed, 1 while a surgeon bent over the patient's arm and controlled the flow. Farther lown the line a young fellow, who looked more dead than alive from a se vere hemorage, was receiving a trans fusion of blood, voluntarily offered by a soldier of one of the divisions in training in our rear.. The blood had been collected in a glass flask, pre served by the addition of citrate of soda, and sent forward to meet just such an emergency as this. I stood spellbountl and watched the suffusion of pink, the token of returning life, that gradually showed itself in those alabaster white cheeks. As the con tents of the flask steadily lowered and the color of the cheeks deepened, I could only think that the day of mir acles was not past. "In the operating room three tables were in use. The three teams, made up each of a surgeon, his assistant, and a nurse-the instrument passer looked jaded from their long, exhaust ing day. On one table a perforating wound of the chest was being sewed up. On another an intestinal resection had just been completed by the oper ator, while his asssitant was search ing for a shell fragment deeply em bedded in the upper thigh. On a third patient, whom I had seen less than an hour before passing through Field Hospital One at Bezu, a ligation of the brachial artery was being performed. Cases of similar gravity had been op arated upon during the day, making a total of forty at this time. There was in equal number in the admission ward awaiting attention. "In another hour the night shift of operators would go on duty and would find enough work to keep them going hard until the fllowing morning. AtI this time i the three opterating teams were working in trwelvt-hour shifts, )ut we soon found that this was too long and tiring a period, so we reduced the nublllllr of teams fromn three to Iwo. and put them on eight-hour shifts. "The mortality in this hospital was necessarily very high. for only the rost seriously wounded were held here. All who couhl stand the trans portation were sent on hack to Juilly. aniy died here whose condition never uslilied an opelration. As against these. imany a liau whose condition I'as desperate upon arrival so improv. dwl under rechauffement and other anti lho'k treatment that he was able to ive through an operation which saved dis lift. "Ilcavy lighting 'cotinuted through he month of June; the 4th Brigade tteadily increasing its Ihol upon the 3ois de Belleau, until t hi :"5th, in one ast furious assault, thll 11un was driv 'n out of it comnletely "Then camne the turn of the 3rd hrigade, composed of the t1h and 23rd infantry, to assume the offensive and ;traighten out and advance their front, which lay to the south of the Paris \letz road. The plreparation for the mttachk on Valux was very thorough. nd' involved as careful ilanning on he part' of thle Medical Dlepartment as iy the infantry or artillery. On the lays just preceding the proposed of ensive I reconnoitered carefully the ront covered by the regiments, going ip to the villages of Bourbelin and lonneaux and selecting sites in them or aid and dressing stations, picking rut the imost protected roads for the vacuration of the wounded, and ar -anging for stretcher-bearer relay )OSts. "At t; p. n.. .luly 1, the attack was aunched. preceded by several hours' irtillery preparation concentrated up mn the village of Vaux. All objectives vere reached on schedule time. The enemy retaliated by throwing down a gruelling barrage across our lines of -ommunication. Ambulances which ad been sent up to Mionneaux the light before were not able to leave here until after nine o'clock because if the heavy shelling of the road. "Most of the casualties, as is usual y the case, occured in the early part If the advance and numbered about our hundred. They were evacuated romptly and began coming into the egimental aid station of the 9th In antry at Beaurepaire Ferme around teven o'clock. The battalion aid sta ion of the 3rd Battalion of the 23rd nfantry was situated on the ground loor of a cottage in the village of 3ourbelin. This village came under leavy artillery fire shortly after the ittack was launched. "Just before seven I received word it the division report centre at Mon ýtte Ferme that Lieutenant Brown, one of the medical offticers with the Ird Battalion of the 23rd Infantry, had ,een killed. I started in my side car (Contnued on last page) DELCO-LIGHT The complete Electric Light ead Power Plant Enjoy your family circle under bright, safe, convenient electric light. F. B. DENNETT, Dealer 321 Broad Street 21 - - Phones - -1418 SDEMONSTRATION l HE ILLINOIS SIPERP DRITTVE The tractor that is several years ahead of all other tractors in improved design. PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION On the J. F. Grosh Farm SATURDAY", 6. All other tractor dealers are respectfully invited to be present and participate in this competive demonstration. WELSH MACHINE SHOPS ` M. B. VanNess, Prop. Welsh Louisiana.