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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
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VOLUME :;1. ST. MARTINVI ILLE. LA.. APIlL 24;. 1919. NUMBER 11
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$ $
$ Climatic Prepared Paint, $
$ $
5 100 Per Cent Pure S
$ $
$Sold Subject To Chemical Analysis $
$ DUCHAMP HARDWARE CO $
$ IAGENTS
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"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
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. , 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.
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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.
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-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.

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