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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER.
K'. K'\ )i ~ .JOR PRINTI NG(; JUSTICE TO ALL s' lRSCrIPTION $1,(l0 PER ANNUM VOLI'ME xXXIII. ST. MARTINVILLE, LA.. DECEMBER 21, 1918. Nr2MB 1. RED CROSS ROLL CALL FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK. American Public Asked to Respond With Unia versal Membership. Is ynnr name written there? Where? Oni the Red ('ross Christllas Roil Call, of course. epginning with Red ('rocs Sunday, ferm.iher 15, the entire American na tion will he given the opportunity dur Ing the week of Dfe'mbeil, r 16 to 2. to line up for all those errands of mercy that the bright Red C'ross a-inst the white background has come to symbolize. This is In no sense a call for funds. It is the annual call for service. Ev ery member of every household, from the grandfather to the nursery, should he represented on the Red Cross Serv ice Flag. Only dollar memberships are being asked for, and these are for the calendar year of 1919. Everywhere throughout the four teen Red Cross divisions the week will be celebrated as a redeicatlon to per sonal service and self# sacrifice. No matter what may he the immediate task ahead, there are bound to be increas ing demands made on the Red Cross during the coming year, and every American, whether here or in foreign parts, hals his part to play. Through the Divisions every Chap ter. and through the Chapter every Branch and Auxiliary will spread the lred Cross Message and endeavor to enroll every person in every cons mrnnity. Already the membership In this national organization has grown from some few hundred thousand an 11116 to more than twenty millions since our own country entered the world war. There are no limits set for the 1918 ('hristmas enrollment. Every American everywhere is the hoped for goal. Programs subject to local conditions will he arranged for the week, bhase on suggestions worked o6t by national campaign managers at Headquarters. On Roll Call Sunday the Red Cross imessage will be preached from every pulpit, and all church meetings will arrange special programs of Red Cross activities. With the co-operation of local art Isis. every community will be deco rated with Red Cross posters. Pasters will be used on all packages sent out from the stores during Roll Call week. and the movies will show films plctur ing the various Red Cross agencies at home and abroad. "For All Human ity" shows scenes taken on the actual battlefield. There will also he Wo men's dhiy, club programs on Red Cross, special exercises in the Red LIME LIME: Just Received ONE CAR S Fresh Dittlinger SLIME SHydrated in 40 pounds b a and also Rock in barrels. DUCHAMP HARDWARE COi P AS SI4KK 4 ('.r0s workrooma, Employees day (when special tribute will be paid to the contribution mle by the laboring Iman). the week ending with a general "c'lean-ulp" day, when every person in the commulnlty not yet enrolled will again he personally solicited for mem bership. It is believed that some time during the week at least one performance of the masque, "The Roll (Call," especia! ly written by Mr. Percy Mackaye, with stage settings designed by Robert Ed mond Jones, will be given In every community. This has but twelve speaking parts and is arranged espe dcllly for community presentatlioI. with men, women and children ia the pantomime parts. It can be given either elaborately or very simply, as conditions warrant. In Its dramatic theme It expresses the emancipation of the human spirit from tyranny through the humanising agency of the American Red Cross. Copies of the masque, as well as directions for cos tuming and incidental music, can be secured at Red Cross Headquarters in every town and city. One of the most novel and Interest nlag features of the campaign promises to be the One-day sad One-Hour plan of enrollment. This consists of divid ing the community into units of one hundred houses, the idea betag to have suficient workers to canvass these homes 'practically simultaneously, a sort of "home stretch," distributing the work among many with a minl mum of time consumed by each. The official uniform wonr by Roll Call workers will be a cap and arm brassard. These are to be made of red flannel and a small paper circle in white will carry the Red Cross em blem. This uniform will serve both as protection against the unscrupulous and as an aid to the workers themselves. Corporations, business Arms and In dustries will be supplied with a 100% Service flag. There will be no Christmas sale of tuberculosis seals this year. Instead, the Red Cross has made a direct ap propriation of $2,500,000 for this work. and ten seals will be awarded each person who joins the Roll Call as a reminder of the very important work being done by the National Tubercu losis Association. Wars may come and wars may go but the Red Cross goes on forever. Will you not be among the first to place your name on the 1919 member ship roll? Xmas Greetings 1e m. Ihv ,' chimn., ring in h.ya ,a). ilair hri-tian tide mIkl.- nI itln m. T. To ehPei thin dregar wnril al.. W hich greta .'t.- e l n . hii in 'n u. The \n.el.- can.- with h'ri., of e,,l. T " ciher thi. 1.,.-likn. kingl) ,.onl: In minor key,,, they hlulled thtn 'hilI. It Virgin-mf,.thr nimeek ant , mild. l(i nm .J nJdr.nIn hi II - af; r. The Shell,.is -nw, hthe ohwing l.a: T'[hr.' anow. dell-- by mght 1the drnlga nl. ()'tr Hill.n ,ll renown, theu trudged. HI. cam not in a la,..-l "hall, lI1m ill a tai ,le like. a hrall. ',,nn a .traw-idecked nl nger fair. Iaild Ii.. m , rich in Il.nuti rar.. The rtar which mad,. the dark niCtit light, nd r let the in acii heiit' the night, f 'aer yonder ,ion ,hld rattle -.h l. It ainrklmnl ihtl ii anmnI uIser fiid. .t..... ,l F. MnInlnn.g Kenrick anmlinar). U. SHEALTH SERVICE ISSUES WARNING Increase in All Respiratory Dis eases After the Influenza Epidemie Probable. Influenza Expected to Lark for Menat How to Guard Aga nst Pneumonia. Common Colds Highly Catching-Im. portanoe of Suitable Clethg--Cwld 8ave 100,000 Live Washington, D. c.-With the lsueid ence of the epidemic of influenza the attention of health officers is directed to pneumonia, bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory system which regularly cause a large number of deaths, especially during the winter season. According to Rupert Blue, Burgeon General of the United States I 'Public Health Service, these diseases will be especially prevalent this win. ter unless the people are particularly careful to obey health instructions. "The present epidemic," said h ar geon General Blue, "has taught by bit ter experience hew readily a condition beginning apparently as a slight cold may go on to pneumonia and death. Although the worst of the epidemic is over, there will continue to be a large number of scattered cases, many of them mild and unrecognized, which will be danger spots to be guarded against." The Surgeon General likened the present situation to that after a great fire, saying, "No fire chief who understands his business stops playing the hose on the charred debris as soon as the flames and visible fire have die. appeared. On the contrary, he con tinues the water for hours and even days, for he knows that there Is dan ger of the fire reldndling from smol dering embers." "Then noli fear another outbreak of influenzn!" he was asked. "Not necen sarily another large epidemic." said the Surgeon General, "hut unless the people le arn to realize the seriousness of the danger they will he conpenlled to pay a heasty death tall from pneumo nia and tither respiratory diseases. Common Colds-Highly Catching. "It In encruraging to observe that people are heginning to learn that or. dinary "on hs and colds are highly ! catching and are spread from person to person by means of droplets of germ nladen mucus. t'h droplets are', sprayed Into the air when careless or ignorant people r'ogh or sneeze with out covering their mouth and nose. It Is also good to know that people have learned snmerbing about the value of fresh sir. In summer, whe people are largely nut of doors, the resplra tory diseases (eough coll. d], pneuno mi., etc.) are itfrequent; in the fall, as peo[nple bhgln to remain indors, the ri-,.piratory ,liseases increase; In the tinter, when people are prone t(, 9ta5 in tadly ventilated, overheated roomni the resptratory diseases become very prevalent. Suitable Clething important, "Stlil another factor in the predu. ; tlon of enlds. pneumonia and other re. spiratory disases is carelessness or ig norance of the people regardlnlg sult. shle 'lothing during the seasons when " . Ler suddenly changes, sittlng ' It warni I'oms too heavldy dr ,I what is even more common, especially among women, dreming so lightly that windows are kept closed to order to be comfortably warm. Th is L a very iL jurloum practice. Could Sae 100O Uves. i belleve we could easily save e I hundred thousand lives annually an the United 8tates If all the people would adopt the system of fresh air living followed, for example, in tabe,. cielosla anatorla. Thea is nothing mysterious about it-no specific nedi clne, no 'accine. The Important thing is right living, good food and plenty o4 =rt air. Droplet Infection Explained I Pitures "The Bureau of Publie Health, Trenaury Department, haa just issued a striking poster drawn by Berryman, the well-known Washington cartoonist. The poster exemplifle the modern method of health education. A few years ago, under similar clarumstance4 the health authoritles would have is sued an omelal dry but scientifically accurate bulletin teaching the role of droplet infection in the prlwd of spiratory diseases. The only ones who would have understood the bulletin would have been those who already knew all about the subject. The man In the street, the plain dctleo and the mamy millions who toil for their living would have had no time rnd no delre i. to wade through the technical phats USE r t r ..-t- - IF e M t lCUIT AAll nIDM11 WAY CopIes of this poster can be oi ti talaed free of charge by writing to the Surgeon General, U. S, Public Health Service, Washington, D. C. YOU CAN NOT VOTE S' For President of the UnitedsState, ti T For Governor or State Offi. cials For Municipal or P'aro chial Officers at the NEXT ELECTION unless Yourat 1918 Poll Tax is paid. I'ay hi It Now ! It thi HUNTING; NOTICEI. w Ilitilng and treelsitnqlg, , tihe Key- il ait e ialu i atil'n. illi lhe I-t war, of St. Mlarlt in pal ih. is wtrictly pr,,libitedI aunl ll the p hlllle wHarned thatl:i vihl trs will b' poeCUted accctg , I anina. itii Khe1ptrt t* J' ilItet lIll. I.. I l nds . 1;stsagyir. ! Nill : I I til Int Ie re p. l-lhl, fir any dh-h i . co.litactr.eid hy mly wifeI. ('CHiler ;ITraitl. B or .iny other lp r-sn, frm thlni d.ite. 1.\I Rl'[.11T LI IHtIEI'S N, In ' I . 1 It.,l . iit. %tattila ill,. I,::.' State of lo()hi. ('ily of Toledlo. I1i itLu a i ('Counlt V s. i fli FR lik J. ('helloy mluAkes . th that h ,. tie j- -sing,,r narltnvr of |l e thum of F'..1 .i 'hne-,iy & is,.. *Iiiig Iin ie ilie--S lit the Lii y :I t )y of Toledou . I ointy aoil , State anreeai,. a:r:l that i rl irn stilI gay Lth)i s ln nsf iNK lNIItEII IILIARIS for Pathcl anil ii ry ctsPe of n if t I rll tiihat ranmlnot |s, Cal'sh Isy li-ithe ,s f II 1' I AT blllII pi MlEDIrINK. FRA.K J. Itn?:, ,. wi Swr, to iteffr llsU jol Milhi'lr li ilnl i lily re-e-iitle. hi tll ith l ty 1f l)elve, iImer. (S, ni) Notary l'ubilc. an1 I all',i A'atarih MI wllteinie i-s take- in- ., tei-nolly annlI semi lhrnrungh tii li ood noi ti ti - %l lie,t1s Senrface i.f til -'yitemlU. S'elini for teitiiai nijal* , free. F. J. IENK~Y & ,o., Toledo. O. ,,' e iv al l r Igglati . .01. lnil'n Family lills fur counntipatiou. ha i Merry Christmas. SAs ounr next issue will only reach our readers after ('Christmas, we I take this ('casion i:: wishing all a ; Merry Christmas. I I This week, under the manage ment of Mr. J. H. luchamp, pa rish manager, the Red Cross was in full operation, and it was the intention to cover the whole parish in two days, but as this would be a big accomplishment, it is probable that the work will have to be cou tined some time next week. Mr. Chas. Foti has bought from Mr. John Dugas his pumping out fit, complete, including crude oil engine, thresher and other rice im plement, which machinery he will erect on his place on the east side, a few miles south of town, and cul tivate a rice crop. The Billeaud and Smede Retine. ries completed their grinding sea. sou last Saturday, which was the shortest grinding these mills ever had due to the serious drouth of the summer in that hilly section. That section made less than one third of a normal crop. The cane planters are slow sav ing their cane this year, the crop around here being large and the big St. John and those being ship ped by rail is not sufficient to take the crop as rapidly as the planters would like, grinding will continue into .anuary, which will cause tihe planters to be late in getting their lands ready for early spri ug plan l t ing. RED CRO88 SCHOOL FOR BOYS. The American Red cross has estah liehed a manual training achool for Belgian boys at Vaulruz, Switzerland. I)o riot turn your hack upon thie Iboys niw that Ihe have set you, free'. hIack theim to the last. .Join the wo,rkir force. . Red 'Cross M ans Rll ('all M, mlcrship driv nt I)e ,,.Ch..-3rd. - . IHl. l)ehamlnp, Camiaitnmn ManaiR ger. Marri.-d ,.cup)les woulnd h halp hier if hImo trrubhls were kept twillin the fcur walls ,ef the hotie: if ea'l. would repui l, r tha th e other was a human leeii. and not aim angel. amid if hushatml and wives wv.,uid so(metimkleS I'OlrI inilher that they were once sweethmetarts and lovers and should ce so always. A carload of pity is not worth s handful of help.