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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
" • " - n I.,L KI!: OF JOB PRINTING .- .1 S STIC E T ALL , suRsewRIPTION $1,00 PER ANNUM VOLUME :;1. ST. MARTINVI ILLE. LA.. APIlL 24;. 1919. NUMBER 11 i m N ll m-mI R • Il I ulll n ,u IN-- -- n l Ulm - -- i n u m a Imun mu u n lm mua nm • • n u mn $ $ $ Climatic Prepared Paint, $ $ $ 5 100 Per Cent Pure S $ $ $Sold Subject To Chemical Analysis $ $ DUCHAMP HARDWARE CO $ $ IAGENTS NKKNK111w" "BATTLE BALL," NEW GAME, MAKES HIT Two Hundred and Fifty Men on a Side-Invented by Army "V" Man. Military offlclials at the head of the Camp Travis athletic council, Ca~up Travis, Tex., are much interested in a new game of mass athletics which is the Invention of Lu Ringsmuth, an Army Y. M. C(. A. secretary. The game combines much of the science of rugby football, soccer ball, volley ball and basket ball. ind games have been played at Camp Travis with as many as :t1s men on a side. U(sing five ordinary footballs and an ordinary football field, with goanl posts at the ends, the game brings into play a "skirmish" line and a "defense" line of players. The halls are placed onl line at the center of the field, and at a given, sinual the "skirmlsh Laizaire Bienvenu STI'. MARTINVII.LE, LOI'ISIANA. S 0 -FIRH INSURANCZ and REAL ESTATZE Agent ----- = - . , Big Reliablo Companies ~ S4'I1'tulr A PART uUI u iR HL SINI.s SOLDIERS PLAN FOR FIGHT BACK HOME t Disturbed by Reports of High Cost of s Living-Y. M. C. A. Offers a Help. r Fluctuntions of the political barom etcr "hack home" are watched with incorest by the American troops In Fr.n:Ie, and Germany, according to re port comring from Paris. From men w hIl h:ave reached America they have re irvedti reports concerning the cost of living which have caused wide un rest. This has sharpened the soldiers' det,'rmination to equip themselves with increased efficiency for the re- t turn to Industrial life. t To offset the growivn r,-prehension t the Y. M. C. A. has introduced a new busliess system in its program with ii ib arm.. Secretairtn bMt ~en- I ers" race up to be the first to kick the hall. It Is then kept in play by kicking, throwing as In forward pass in football or pnssing in basket hall the aim of each side being to get all five balls through the opponent's goal posts or over the goal line. To get the hall through the goal posts means a score of four, but to get it over the goal line means a score of two. MaJ. J. S. Leonard, head of the mili tary athletic council of the camp, has become an enthusiastic booster for the game, and It is likely that the game will be carried to other places as the men leave Camp Travis. Organized teamwork in this, as in other games, which the Y. M. C. A. steadily encour ages, wins out, and this has been proved by the progress made by the Thirty-fifth infantry team, which has won the championship of Camp Travis. "Team" Is hardly the word, for with 2.50 men .on a side, the "battle" of "battle ball" becomes very realistic when the game sa on. stnlcted to take up with the men the, question of wqrk after the war. Signs reading, "What are you going t to do when you get back home?" are prominently displayed in the Red I Triangle huts in Germany. No matter what profession or what special work a soldier wishes to pursue he will be able now to develop that bent by en rolling at the "Y" hut. There he will he placed in direct touch with the i people hack home who need and can i use his services. The Y. M. C. A. will give men every opportunity to study books that con- I tain professional andl technical Infor mation so when they do reach home I they will have obtained a rudimentary 1 knowledge at least of the entierprise I on which they desire to embark. Comn- I ment made by the soldiers on condi tions is indicative of the fact that I they Intend to take a pronounced in- I terest in the affairs of the nation once they are again on this lide of the At !antic. 1 K'RS. VINCENT ASTOR SERVES SOLDIERS "t fMrs. Vincent Astor Is just asking the young man in khaki If he wants i another spoonful of sugar In his cocoa as he assemlllles his food, at Victory f Hut, the new Y. M. 0. A. center opened in Battery park, at the lower end of 1 Manhattan. New York city, for the accommnodation of soldiers, sailors and marines. Mrs. Astor worked for seventeen months in a "Y" canteen at the base port of Brest. France, and knows the soldiers and sailors require plenty i of sugar. She returned to New York at the end of the war, but re-entered i the work when the Y. M. C. A. opened Victory Hut. Mrs. Astor Is only one of a large number of wearthy women who, : ' 'ly ,of their time and means to this work, trying in some weaKure to give the soldier a real snbstitute for home. t, II FORTY-THREE MEN, TEN WOMEN, DIE IN "Y" SERVICE OVERSEAS Sacrifice Proportionately One-Quarter as Great as That of Army Sixty-Three Decorated. The Y. M. C. A. carried the Red Tri angle into the camps and trenches abroad at a cost of fifty-three lives, a sacrifice proportionately one-quarter a. great as that of the American ermy, according to a statement issued today by the National War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. Of these fatalities thirty-five were due to dis ease, and the remainder to shell-fire, bombs, gas-fever, drowning and wounds. Ten of these were women, one of whom was killed by shell fire andl the other in a German air raid. There were also fifty-five non-fatal casualties. These were due princi rally to machine gun fire, gas, shell f;re, and motor transpo)rt accidents. Niumerous cases of slight wounds and gassings which were attended at dress ing stations. but were not reported to headquarters. are not Included. These casualties occurred in a force which at nto time exceeded 9,000 work ers, of whom it is reckoned that more than one-half were never sent to the front, being employed in the hundreds of huts maintained throughout the training areas and the "leave areas." Sixty-three "Y" workers were dec rated, while in all more than 152 re ceivedl official recognition or distin guished service. Thirteen of these were decorated with the Crolx de Guerre. while forty-eight received ether decorations. Of these three re relved the I)l"tinguished Servica Cross, three the Order of St. Stanisins; five the Italian a(valiere del Corona ; thirty-eight the Italian War Cross, and one the French decoration of the Corps d'Armee. Seven were cited for the Croix de Guerre, and seven for other decorations, six commended for meritorious conduct, and twenty-nine received honorable mention in dis patches. Several units were cited in their entirety, those serving with the Third division being cited twice. More than a score fmlore- repolrted decorations !nave not yet been confirmed. Not one of these men under thirty .ilitary dlity. hut the cita Ii :.- -h v tfli: t th'y 'arrield in ifth tit1;"l A:\n rnc:lmis thIlginghlllt the war. 'lThese rcd-l sholiw ltht the.y went over the top with the assaulting waves, rlht they exposed themselves uniler ll:ch('linl e gun and shell fire to aitnaster to the wounded, that they v orked inlcef:itlga:lly as stretcher Iearers, nil that they drove ambu Ilnaces intot th - n,;Ist of battle to res c.uo thet wounded. llhers were sacrificed In the less he'roile but no less necessary work e. lhid the lines. Among these stands iout Miss Winonn Martin of Rockvllle C(enter, L. I., it Y. M. C. A. secretary, vhho was the first American %vwoman kiledl in the war. She was killed by a lhomn duiring a German air raid, and her dliath mriiade a deep impression on Anierlan ll lins. Miss Martin lad rteen in Palnrlis only a month. but had alryndy done valu abhl work In stinlatllll an Interest among thie sldiers in the Y. M. C. A. In Paris. Miss Marion G. Cranrlell of Ala meda, (':l1., killed by shell fire near Ch:dlons Malrc'h 2t1. 191S. was another of lthe woalin saIcrficed in helping the solilers. ()Oficiilsl were quick to see and ap prec'iilti meritorisll. work, on the part of the sncrt:tar ies :and ipruompt to recog nize it off!ililltv. Mieir (;enieral Dick mlan of thli Third dlivtliio gave a par ticulurly strong citlltoin of the nnits ittalheliId to thaIt division. consisting of thirty-four men and six womlel . A later colnummlndltion of the same aniis was orderedl by Major General ITowse. M:iJr (Glnerail Henlry T. Allen of the Ninetietlh division in a letter to the Ilvisionnl Y. M. C(. A. secretary said: "Two secretaries, FI. A. Dawes and B. I. l'ord, nctlally went over the top .witl the assaulting lhattalions and car rted on their work In the midst of the severest losses." Tie Y. M. C. A. honior roll of those whoi, gave up their lives while help Inr the sollliers win the war, *nd of thioe who distingilished themselves In thi work, contallls the names of the fiollowinw men from the, Souithern Millitar departlment : Dr. .John H. (i.lord. Tuescon, Ariz., aw, rded Crolx tie (iG rre : Tholimlas No il Jefferson, l'don. T'ex.. awardctl It:lian Crolx de Guerre: William Als:l Mlillr, Aus tin, Tex., awarded It:lini Cdoli de :Guerre. 666 curcs I Ieadachc s, IBilious iisis. L .oss of \; it ,tit'. fot1 breratli or thait tired aching dta " to Malaria or Colds. It removes the cause. Here Are The Details of the Victory Loan. ---o--- National islue -$4,500,000,000( Sixth Itiatriet's luntan-$144,000,000. ('asmpaign begiun April 21 - elome MIny o0. "Intere t 4 3 4 per cent for partially tax exeimpt niotei, eotnvertilg lint 33 4 per cellt nlotei. whlIly tax exe,,pt. Mstiurity f(m.r ytara with thi treasu ry res. i ijig t.- privilgs of Iedlpming untLt inl three yi'ai4. 'lh ' 3 3-4 per cent it's to b0e IsHa edl lat. r, alk u mal y hr coinvelt,,l cuhe Itienlly Iark itul4 3 4 per cei notes. i h,, 4 :3 per e' i t .or'lnl tie. are III oll 1x.--111t f L, in Stati and Ilcal t:lxatinrl, ,i' . 'htliu est .te a ut i ll'i al inleritanel tax.. suid fromi nluraIll ratry oef f.dp.li it' :,ne Iaxi.. 'lThe 3 3 4 per ce'nt -,eei r W', are exemtpt fromllal federal, state ni il Ial tae x. xcept aind uaillitanre 'ThI will le the ,lat Liberty Loan, .ecrtiary Ghtle0 expaiIetd. although I the will be lot ilr i les of governiPlanUlst a c: 1e 1 ;! L P liIanice bllated war cx I . a 4. T . 'A .11 not be lluoatd bly po I tar ca palguli. - We understand that all the wooden frames which were er ected for the Church Fair, will be left as they are now. This was deci. tded by the committee in charge us they will be used for all future fairs. ~ --- -Deputy Sheriff Albert Daspit took Charley Smith, colored, to Baton Bouge this week to start a life termn in the penitentiary. Smith was convicted for murder. ing another negro in the 4th ward. - Several Fordson tractors were bought by rice planters this week. they are back ward in their work and they found that tractors is the only thing to pull them out of their present trouble. --The Teche-Vermillion canal bridge is being put up this week and owing to this bridge being under construction the trains were rutn by way of Lafayette. This irregularity of trains causes us to receive all the mail in the after noon which is very inconvenient to most business men. Fire hist Saturday evening des troyed the barn of (iabriel De tiege and also the harn of Eddie Greig. which was some distance from the first fire. There was slne hay in the Greig barn which imatle it hurn' quickly. The house which was not far, was saved only by hard work. - The young man who says he cannot succeed in such a country as this with all its magnificent op ;portunities, is the poorest kind of a stick. Why, there are men to. day who, when they see that a youlng man has the right kind of Iluck are willing t,, advance him mnoney to build up his business and give him a start. These are the young men, however, who stick dig and save.- Ex. --MIr. Paul Daspit and family mnoved to their plaltation honle near BHioulssardl this week. Choice Cows For Sale Fifteen Choice Cows for sale. -everal recently fresh. Ad dress Fiero's Dairy, Lafay ette, La.