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
Is ynnr name written there? Where?
Oni the Red ('ross Christllas Roil Call,
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
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
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
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
Just Received ONE CAR S
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
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%
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
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
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
U. SHEALTH SERVICE
Increase in All Respiratory Dis
eases After the Influenza
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
"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
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
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
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
r ..-t- -
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'
President of the UnitedsState, ti
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
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the p hlllle wHarned thatl:i vihl trs will b'
poeCUted accctg , I anina. itii
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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.
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
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.
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