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The Crowley Signal from Crowley, Louisiana • Page 8

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SATURDAY. APRIL 1217 I UWCES EDITORIAL PAGE THE CROWLEY SIGNAL pose of submitting to the property taxpayers qualified under the Constitute and laws of the State of Louisiana to vote at said election, the following proposition, to-wit:" To levy a special tax of five mills on the dollar on all the property in School District No. 1, Ward 3, Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, subject to State taxation, annually, for a period of You have no more moral right to waste food simply because you can afford to do so than has your small-income neighbor. It is not a question of saving food for the money's sake. It must be saved so that there will be enough to go around.

Every pound of food that finds its way to the garbage can means that much loss of fighting PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY SIGNAL PUELISHING COMPANY, CROWLEY, LA. The following ordinances calling special tax elections were then Terra, of Subscription (P.y.fel. Inv.rUlly in Advance) ONE COPY, ONE YEAR --10 Entered at the Postoff.ce at Crowley, for through the mails as second-class matter. strength. Begin now, today, to demonstrate thrift in YOUR home.

Make saving, rather than wasting, YOUR social standard. AN ORDINANCE. Oredering a special election to be use at the respective precincts, and to make provision for the transmission of the ballot boxes to th several precincts of the school distrct: at which the election is to be held. Section 4. Be it further ordained, that the polling place or precincts for the said election shall be Thibodeaux Hall, Morse, La.

and the following three commissioners and clerks of election are appointed to each respective polling place: Wallace Mauboles, Chas. Dommert and Martin Cornier, commissioners and A. Le Blanc, clerk, all of whom shall serve without compensation. Section 5. Be it further ordained, that the Parish School Board shall meet at ten o'clock A.

on the 17th day of May 1917, for the purpose, in open session, of examining and counting the ballots, canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the said election. Section 6. Ee it farther ordained, that the President of the Par'sh School Board be, and he is hereby instructed to give public notice of the said election by proclamation to be duly published, according to law, in the following form: REMEMBER. THE LUSITANIA! held in School District No. 1, Ward 3, in the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the said School ten (10) years, for the purpose oi extending the school term after the general fund has been exhausted.

For the purposes of said special election the polling place will be The Woodman Hall in Church Point, La. and the following commissioners and clerks of election of each polling place have been appointed to serve at this election, all of whom will serve without compensation: Ralph David, N. A. Harmon, and J. D.

Murrell, commissioners, and Pierre Guidry, You can fight for our country in your kitchen just as effectively as your husbands, brothers, sons and sweethearts are fighting for it on the field of battle. District the question of a levy of a special tax of five for the purpose of providing additional aid to the public schools of the said tchool district. WATCH YOUR CONGRESSMAN CLOSELY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS clerk. At said special election the polls will open at seven o'clock A. M.

and close at five o'clock P. M-, and the election will be conducted in accordance with the laws of Louisiana applicable thereto. Notice is also given hat at ten o'clock A. M. of the 17th day of May, 1917, the said Parish School Board of the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, will meet at Crowley, Louisiana, and in open session proceed to open the ballot boxes, examine and count the ballots in number and amount, examine and canvass the returns, and declare the result of said special election.

This 2nd day of Aril, 1917. A. P. HOLT, President "of Acadia Parish School Board. Section 7.

Be it further ordained, that the special election herein and hereby provided for shall be held and conducted and the returns thereof shall be made under the provisions of Act 256 of 1910 and amendments thereof, and such other laws as may be applicable. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Acadia Parish School Board of Acadia Parish, Louisiana. That a special election be, and is hereby, ordered to be held in School District No. 1, Ward 3, in the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, on the loth day of May 1917, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the said school district entitled to vote thereat the question of the levy of a special tax of five mills ($003) on the dollar of all property in the said school district subject to State taxation, for a period of ten years, the proceeds of the said tax be used in extending the school term, after the general fund has been ex hausted in the said district.

Section 2. Be it urthcr.ordained, that the ballots to be used at th said election shall be prepared by the secretary of the Parish School Board and shall be in the following form: FORM OF BALLOT. Special Election in School District No. 1, Ward 3, of the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana. To be held in accordance with a resolution passed ij tl: School Board.

The news frcm Washington that strong opposition is developing in congress toward the administration's war plans is, to say the least, alarming. Backed and encouraged by such organizations as the Woman's Teace Party, the American Union Against Militarism and others of the same character, many congressmen are said to be scheming to hamstring the government. The point of attack will be the administration's plans for financing the war and the proposal to raise an army by compulsory universal service. Incidentally a great effort will be made to prevent an alliance between this country and the other enemies of Germany. It is said that the president and his lieutenants are well advised of the sinister activities of these "dark forces" in and out of congress and that they are greatly worried.

The president's war plans, including the financing of the war, the raising of an army and the extent of co-operation with the allies are complete and are the result of many months of laborious In 1898, when this country finally vent to war with Spain, the meaning of that conflict was plain. This country could no longer endure at its very doors the spectacle of a decayed monarchy fastening its rule upon a rebellious pecplc. It could no longer passively watch the suffering of the people of Cuba. So we went into battle and drove tyranny forever from the West Indies. The battle cry then was, "Remember the Maine!" Today, once more the American people are flying their battle flags, once more they are preparing to fight for liberty against monarchy.

Only this time, instead of setting one little island free, they are striving to set free a whole world, so that in all Christendom there shall be no government save by the consent of the governed so that the democracies of the world shall not dwell forever under the shadow and the menace of a military autocracy that respects neither the laws of God nor man. In thisnew crusade the battle cry may very appropriately be, "Remember the Lusitania!" For us as Americans this very perfectly sums up the thing we are making ready to fight. The military caste, that has fastened itself like a cancer upon the German nation, has displayed utter contempt for the solemn covenants by which world affairs are regulated. Those who violated Belgium and turned treaties for its protection into mer escraps of paper; those who sacked Belgium and Franch cities, who deported noncambantants into Germany, where they were forced to labor for a hated foe; those who have made of international law a ghastly mockery, never in their cursed careers did anything more shocking than when, without warning and without mercy, without regard to the laws of war or the dictates of common humanity, they attacked and sunk the Lusitania, with its precious freight of American men, women and children, who had a perfect right to travel the high seas. The government which sanctioned that massacre, which defended it and never disowned or apologized for it, is beyond the pale.

We will nj longer treat with it. We will never believe its most solemn assurances. We can only do our best, in conjunction with the allies, to destroy it forever. "Remember the Lusitania!" PROCLAMATION. Pursuant to a resolution passed by the Acadia Parish School Board of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, at a meeting held on the 2nd day of ApriL 1917, A.

P. Holt, President of said Parish School Board, do hereby give notice that, in compliance with sail resolution, a special election will be held in School District No. 5, Ward 5, Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, on the 15th day of May 1917, for the purpo: of submitting to the property taxpayers qualified under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louis-ana to vote at said election, the following proposition, to-wit: To levy a special tax of ten (10) mills on the dollar on all the property in School District No. 5, Ward 5' Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, subject to St3te taxation, annually, for a period of ten (10) years, for the purpose of giving additional aid to the public schools, which tax, if carried, shall nullify the 7 mill tax now existing in former district No. 5, War 3.

For the purposes of said special election the polling place will be Thibodeaux Hall, Morse, and the following commissioners and clerks of AN ORDINANCE. Ordering a special election to be held in School District No. 5, Ward 5, in the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the said School District the question of the levy of a special tax of ten mills for the purpose of providing additional aid to the public schools of said dis election of each polling place have been appointed to serve at this tion, all of whom will serve without compensation: Wallace Maubele, BALLOT. Proposition to levy a five mills ($.003) special tax on all the property sdbject to YES taxation in School District No. 1, WaH 3.

Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, annually, for a period of ten years, for the NO purpose of extending the school term in the said district after the genral fund has been exhausted. Taxable Valuation Signature of Voter Signature of Voter's Agent casting ballot by proxy Notice to Voters To vote in favor of the proposition submitted on this ballot, place a cross (X) in the square after the word "Yes," and to vote against, place a similar mark after the word "No. Form of back of Ballot. School District No. 1, Ward 3, of Acadia Parish, Louisiana.

PARISH OF Acadia, Ward 3, Precinct 1. Taxable Valuation Signature of Voter work on the part of the president and his cabinet and the council of national defense. Included among the latter are many of the nation's ablest men. Whether or not these plans as a whole or in part meet the approval of individual congressmen, they must prevail. It will be time enough for congress to interfere when the president's plans have proven wrong.

The country will be perfectly justified in assuming that those congressmen who fail to give whole-hearted and enthusiastic support to the president and his advisors are inspired by unpatriotic motives. Nothing could so endanger the safety of the nation at this time as a congressional wrangle as to whether the war is to be financed this way or that way, whether we shall raise an army by voluntary or compulsory service, whether we shall co-operate with the allies or fight our own little war with Germany. Such wrangling and the ineffectiveness that would result from it are exactly what Germany and the German sympathizers in this country have been figuring on. YOU CAN FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY IN YOUR KITCHEN AS WELL AS ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE trict. Section 1.

Be it ordained by the Acadia Parish School Board of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, That a special election be, and is hereby, ordered to be held in School District No. 5, Ward 5, in the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, on the 15th day of May, 1917, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the said school district entitled to vote thereat the question of the levy of a special tax of ten mills ($0010) on the dollar of all property in said school district subject to State taxation, for a period of ten years, the proceeds of the said tax to be used in giving additional aid to the public schools of the said school district, which tax, if carried, shall nullify the existing seven mill tax in the former district No. 5 of Ward five. Section 2. Be it further ordained, that the ballot to be used at the said election shall be prepared by th? secretary of the Parish School Board and shall be in the following form: FORM OF BALLOT.

Special election in School District No. 5, Ward 5 of the Parish of Acadia Louisiana. To be held in accordance with a resolution passed by the Parish School Board. Proposition to levy a mills ($.010) special tax on all Signature of Voter's Agent casting It is impossible" to put too much emphasis upon the necessity for food saving by every one during Chas. Dommert, and Martin Corme commissioners and A.

LeBIane. clerTv At said special election the polls will be open at seven o'clock A. M. and close at five o'clock P. and the election will be conducted in accordance with the laws of the Louisiana applicable thereto.

Notice is also given that at ten o'clock A. M. of the 17th day of May, 1917, the said Parish School Board of the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, will meet at Crowley, Louisiana, and in open session proceed to open the ballot boxes, examine and count the ballots in number and amount, examine and canvass the returns, and declare the result of said special election. This 2nd day of April, 1917. A.

P. HOLT, President of Acadia Parish School Board. Section 7. Be it further ordained, that the special election herein and hereby provided for shall be held and conducted and the returns therof shall be made under the provisions of Act 256 of 1910 and amendments thereof, and such other laws as may be applicable. Every congressman who directly or indirectly lends his support to such activities and thus delays even for a single hour the mobilization of the nation's man-power, financial power and economic power to its full limit, according to plans already perfected, belongs in the traitor class.

It will be well worth your while to watch your congressman closely during the next few days and fee how he performs. ballot by proxy Sestion 3. Be it further ordained, that the secretary of the Parish School Board be, and he is hereby ordered to cause to be prepared for use at the said election the tally sheets, lists of qualified electors, assessed valuation of property, blank statements for the compilation of the vote, in number and amount, and other election blanks that may be required for the purpose of holding the said election, to cause the same to be placet! in the ballot for use at the respective precincts, and to make provision for the transmission of the ballot boxes to the several nroolnrts nf the school district at the war. Food is going to play as important a part, if rot a more imixutant part, in the war than guns and ammunition. The saving 'of food is very largely an individual problem.

In the final analysis it is up to the women of the nation. Every woman should do her part in the government's campaign to increase conserve the nation's food supp-ies. The food necessities of all the nations with which are allied in the war against Germany are very great. Tl people of America must save every pound of that self-imposed rigid economy makes to the end that there be the greatest possible surplus fur shipment to our hard-pressed allies. GOOD WORK ON OUR STREETS We wish to compliment Gedee Breaux for the good work lie is doing on our streets.

His work in FOR SALE One secondhand and 8 bottom Emerson engine the property subject to taxa- YES tion in School District No. 5, Ward 5, Parish of Acadia, which the election is to be held. Section 4. Be it further ordained. that the polling places or pre Gang.

First-class condition. Louisiana, annually, for a per- grading and ditching is splendid and quite a number of Citizens have vv.v favoi upon the perfect drainage and nice apiK-arance of the street alter he has worked it. We would like to fee the work pushed crcr art of th? city Sheap. THOMSON-REIBER Crowley. cincts for the said election shall be Church Point, at the Woodman Hal! i oI of ten years, lor the pur- of giving additional a di NO the public -chools of the and the follower trr-e -1 district.

I miuciiii RICE EXPORTS INCREASE ers cierKs ior ions are to each re. polling place lia'ph David, N. A. D. Murr.l.

roniTi i ature of Vr.er of Voter's Agent ot by proxy pan; WHAT TO DO TO CATCH SPIES issued by the W. T. Co. r.f San Francisco, A Weli -n tn nf Act votp f.ivnr Ml. prepo'-it'on submitted on th'3 a crass (X in tlie square ft t.

:) 1 I civis i'-t. re figures cn the import and rrt tf rice to and from I California during certain recent pe- The booklet shows that the export I i rice, from that state increased con- it: me wora ics, an vote clerk, ail of when- shall sin Jt cc. nsutif.n. Section 3. it ur.h.

or.iaidt- that the Parish School Board shall meet at 10 o'clock A. on the 17th day of 1317, for purpose, in open session, of and counting the ballots, canvassing the returns and the result are roaming rk of dot ruction or th? enemy. We i 1 -1 JC'V Throughout at large preparing for ta 1 "bent on inz aid and be prepared to thwart ihnn The Signal is constantly lv ir ronort sa-nicious charactt the month of Dell) 1C, being 33,333,018 aair.st 23.333,302 pounds siil era My comber, pounds a Irv.v the people car. these rviking threats December, 1913. The imports of in ens who have such the i em men t.

If those all kinds of rice totaled an increase over the month of December, 1915. This report was issued by the Rice Millers' Association. MUST LEAVE SERVICE a s.rnuar rpi: aix: the v. il (Form of back of Ballot) School District No. 3, Ward 5, of Acadia Parish, Louisiana.

PARISH OF Acadia, Ward Precinct Taxable Valuation Signature of Voter Signature of Voter's Agent casting ballot by proxy Section 3. Be it further ordained, that the Secretary of the Parish School Board be, and he is hereby ordered to cause to be prepared for use at the said election the tally sheets, lists of qualified electors, assessed valuation of property, blank statements for the compilation of the vote, in number and amount, and other election blanks that may be required for the purpose of holding the said election, to cause the same to be placed in the ballot boxes for of the said tivction. Section 6. Be it further ordained, that the President of the Parish School Board be, and he is hereby instructed to give public notice of the said election by proclamation to be duly published, according to law, in the following form: PROCLAMATION. Pursuant to a passed by the Acadia Parish School Board of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, at a meeting held on the 2nd day of April, 1917, A.

P. Holt, President of said Parish School Board, do hereby give notice that, in compliance with said resolution, a special election will be held in School District No. 1, Ward 3, Parish of Acadia, Louisiana, on the 15th day of May 1917, for the pur HORSEMEN. Feed is high and may be higher, and therefore you should breed for the best all-purpose colt3 and the ones easiest to keep in good working condition, and that is the Per-cheron, which leads the world- I offer the services of two of the best Percheromi in the South, and their colts have demonstrated that they are such. Don't let the season go by without breeding for Per-cherons.

High feedstuffs have not affected my prices, for they remain the same, and I am offering the best to be had. Call me up, or better yet, come and see me, and let's talk over the horse business. I am here to serve you at all times. C. KEIGLEY.

Thone 454. Crowley, La. Stud barn one mile north of Courthouse. information will report it either hy letter or to the Signal it will he handed to the proper authorities. Please state the name of the person or persons who have made remarks derogatory to the government, the president, or the army since the war broke out.

Give the exact facts of any incident hich may lead you to believe that any parties are acting suspiciously, and particularly strangers. However, a person givfng aid and information to the enemy may be a prominent person in the community. Keep your eyes and your ears open. Do aot be afraid to report, but sign your name. It will be kept strictly confidential.

Chicago, April 12. National Guardsmen who have families dependent on them must leave the service regardless of any desire to remain on duty, according to an order issued by Major General Thomas Barry, commanding the Central department. U. S. today.

This order supersedes the previous one, which made retirement merely a privilege. It does not apply to officers..

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