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THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
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OL. XXXIX VIDALIA, CON('ORDIA PARISH. LA.. SATURDAY .JANYI'f . , 19?1 NO. 17
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TIME IS ALL WE NEED SAYS BUIE
IN ROAD QUIZ AT NATCHI
CITIZENS FEEL IMPOSED ON
One of the Objections Is the Excessive
Cost of a Concrete Bridge Built On
This Highway but Not Included in
Natchitoches, La.-At a joint meet
ing of committees from the grand
jury, police jury and Chamber of
Commerce here to further pursue an
Investigation of the conduct of the
Jefferson Highway contract in this
parish, State Highway Engineer
Gaines and the contractor, W. S. Bon
ner, were present and the whole
matter was threshed out, but little
headway was made as to finding out
anything about the past business.
The investigation was brought
about by the Chamber of Commerce
and taken up by the grand jury last
month. Impatience on the part of the
taxpayesN over the delay and unsatis
factory manner in which the work has
proceeded was manifested. Many
rumors and undersurface charges of
graft and improper expenditures of
public money were afloat, but it now
seems that most of the items were
outside of the Jefferson Highway
project and only incidental to it.
One of these items was the appar
ently excessive cost of a concrete
bridge built on this highway by the
parish but not included in the con
tract price. Engineer Buie assured
the joint committee and interested
citineas that the parishes interested
were being looked after, that the
whole trouble was caused by the in
ability to procure the gravel for the
job and this difficulty was caused by
the shortage of cars, and ke absence
of unloading facilities. He argued for
patience and suggested "that time
was all that we needed now."
Lately gravel has begun to come in
and the citisens feel in a more hope
ful mood over the matter. Contractor
Benner said that he had done the best 1
he could, that the duty of furnishing
the gravel was on the police jury, and
while he knew the trouble was beyond
its control he should not be illamed.
- 8ome of the citizens and taxpayers
generally feel that they were imposed
on by having such a provision inserted
In the contract and -ay that the stated*
purposes was to give the contractor
the benefit of the low freight rate ac
ored perishes and that aastrict lnter
pretation has unduly beneted the
contractor sad given a loop-hole for
It is believed that the work will
progress from now 6n. Provisions for
switching facilities on the Normal
School switch was made.
TOLD IN A PfW iIN4S.
Alesnadria.-Sherman Cook, a real
estate man of this city is an appli
mint for appointment for the postmas
terhip of .iexandlta, and J. T. Charn
ley, who served as postmaster under
tw oftormr Republican administra
tlms, is. also ah ap$lcsat.
Maglrs Clty.--About eight miles of
street wark has ben completed in
Moaega City, ti which shells are used,
wieh mm east less tham $sOe per
mae, The recet pproperiatlon for
ths waorit was g6 & The work in
elg eeinstmetl under the supervi
sin et J. . Eves, city emgineer.
USheavpar t--hat Cae and Boe
sisrlosbe are Mee fth r re pseuc
sta hobmey has.beeu dmeatrated
bl 8. Frak Pesms. yhe has fourten
reeanid BC hivres of bees tn the
see -sna . 'Mr. P meso ab te
iShr ert ght years ago from Mich
srp,-'aa ,pited in bPesaes with
tlhtthA . R;'es now 'h ame aplarie
a Cede pens and fmve tin Bosser
rLake haeerl.-The splendid record
ot the.ct of Lake Charles for the
yen 13 is ephasised by the tfew
lm inr the number of deths daring
., Or. 0 C.. Meaney, preni
-E ~a the Clt baos of Hemlth,
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Natchitoches.- -The new annua.
catalog of the Normal School is soon
to be in the hands of the printers.
Natchitoches.-.Mrs. Weatherly of
the extension department has returned
to her duties after a visit to New (U
leans and Kansas City.
. Alexandri'a.-The Alexandria Oil and
Gas Company has resumed operations
on its well on the Archinard tract.
seven miles from Alexandria.
Bunkie.-The general business con
dition remains good with a great deal
of building activity going on. both in
residential and commercial property.
Plaquemine.-The city tax collector
reports his collections in December.
1920, were better than the previous
year by several hundred dollars.
Ruston.-Much interest is being
manifested Id the election of the
board of directors of the Ruston
Chamber of Commerce to take place
Natchitoches.- The Normal basket
ball team has left for a week's tout
of the southern part of the state,
playing its first game with L. S. U.
Ruston.-Among the new concerns
just opened in Ruston is that of the
K. and K. Auto Paint Shop. The firm
is composed of James B. King and R.
Bunkle.-Notwithstanding the cotton
and cane crops in this section were al
most a total failure and the farming
interests received a severe setback,
Bunkie's two banks by their state
ments issued January 1, proved to be
in a very healthy financial condition.
Roseland.-The Community Church
Sunday School, recently organized II
Roseland. has quite a large scholar.
ship, with several teachers. Rev. C.
B. Burch has been elected superin
tendent; Miss Ella Harrell, treasurer,
and Charlie Streat, secretary.
Roseland.-While Herbert Gray was
handling a small repeating rifle he as
cidentally shot Charles Jenkins, aged
14 years, the ball entering his left
side, near the hip. A physician ex
tracted the ball, and young Jenkins
Morgan City.-The cigar factory of
Seidenberg & Co., it is said, will re
sume operations about the middle of
this month. This factory, which is a
branch of theAmerican Cigar Com.
pany, closed down for the holidays. It
employs upwards of 100 girls.
Natchitoches.-The triennial physi
Ical exat.nation of Normal students
has begun. This examination is thor
ough and is intended to discover phys
ical defects which an attempt is made
to remedy by recommending the
proper for mof physical culture.
Natchitoches.-The Normal Y. W.
C. A. put on a drive last month -for
the European Child Feeding Fund and
$282 was reqlised from the faculty and
students. The association gave $25 to
the local Social Service Bureau and
$30 for medical students of Europe.
LaPlace.-At a meeting of the La.
Place Amusement Company the resig
natioa of E. H. Alexander as manager
was received and accepted and Henry
Manta was elected manager and
treasurer, while E. H. Alexander was
elected, to the post of secretary. Pre
ton Montegut is president. with Wal
lace Lasseigne as vice president.
JIke Charles.'-Luciu L. Moss, com
mander of the local camp of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans, has been ten
dered the position of commander of
the Louisanam Divisioa, vice B. P. Sual
Hlivanr, whoem term of office has ex
ptlred. The position carries with it
many Imuortant dutfee, among thetu
being the appointment of an official
staf, the dividing of the division into
several bigades ad the selection of
Alexandria.-A cigar factory wll be
started here Februar 1 by the Seiden
berg brnach of the American Cigar
Company in New Orleans, which some
time ago purehased the, property in
Wheeleek avenue formally known as
the T. P. A. Hotel. John Summers,
who will be superintendent of the
plet, has arrived here and is in
stalHli he machinery and equipment.
It is anounced that the factory will
employ several hundred persons.
"Natchitoches.-The following young
tmnen are quartered this term in the
pratic;a cottage with Miss Margaret
Weeksa, he~l of the home economics
departmeat; Miss Dorothy Skinner of
St Joshph; Anna Cooksey, Shrewe
port; ]stamae Ballew, Crowley, and
-alse wits. Irorager. Different
grps are extended this privilege
h quarte and ai se tria a coaurse
in wuctical housekeepin, conasistin,
abestie cooking, of br ad hamd
hag P. with the esclse of beet
Irdm nt aad cemy. The board
some is tmrdos rg to the prncttee
dottage ad the peaag yemen are (a
..e.. to sw Ioy rmeh meth.
Lake Charues.--4Cl. Wllihm P isa
uIas, pliasei i e d psi~uticl some with
.,ms Stain ra k, e .
4 a aiva4edn (iasem the kmek.
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GO. P.BLOCKS VOTE
ON MUSCLE SHOALS
SENATOR LENROOT CLAIMS BILL
WOULD HELP ONLY BRITISH
SEN. WILLIAMS WAS IN FORM
Rumors Denounced by Senator Who Is
"Tired of His Attacking the Honor
and Veracity of Men When It
is Done Out of Reason."
Washington.-Opposition by repub
lican senators prevented a vote in the
senate on the bill proposing a gov
ernment corporation to take over and
operate the nitrate plant at Muscle
Shoals. Ala. A motion to recommit
the bill to the senate committee on
agriculture for redrafting wae pend
ing when the senate adjourned.
Senator Lenroot. republican, Wis
Consin, who made the motion to re
commit the bill, declared that it was
In no sense a farmers' relief measure
and that its passage would benefit
only the Alabama Power Company,
which. he said, was a corporation
owned by persons with headquarters
In Montreal. Canada, and with British
Interests the largest stockholders.
Senator Underwood, democrat, Ala
bama, declared Senator Lenroot's
charges were based on nothing but
"theories." and denied that the Ala
bama Power Company would benefit
by the adoption of the measure. Sup.
porters of the measure under Sen
ator Underwood's leadership, won a
preliminary skirmish earlier in the
afternoon in preventing adjournment
by a martin of one vote. Senator
Underwood also put in an amendment
to the civil sundry appropriation bill
which came over from the house dur
ing the day to provide $10.000.000 for
carrying on the work of building the
Wilson dam at Muscle Shoals.
Denunciation of "rYmors" of "cor
ruption" in connection with the ex
penditures of moneys at Muscle
Shoads was made by Senator Williams,
democrat, Mississippi, during debate
on the bill. The Mississippi senator
said such charges should be investi
gated and the guilty parties sent to
the peniteatiary. "I am tired of this
attacking the honor and veracity of
men unless it be done a ith reason,"
the Mississippi senator asserted.
Declaring he had "heard a rumor
in the cloakrocm." that $350.000 had
been spent for an officcers' club at
Muscle Shoals, Senator Williams said
he had determined that "if this charge
le true some one shall be punished,
and if not true the liar shall be dise
covered." Referring to reports of the
investigating committee of the house
by Senator I.enroot as the basis for
the charge, Senator Williams said
testimony showed it was a hotel in
stead of officers' club which was
built at a cost of $341.000.
"Of course there was enormous
waste and extravagance during the
war," he continued, "but there was
Retention and development of the
Muscle Shoals plant as part of the
national defense would help to pre.
vent wars. Senator Gronna. repub.
lican, North Dakota. declared, in sup
port of the proposal. This was the
primary object of the project, he
said, and the production of fertilizer
for agricultural purposes in peace
time was a secondary matter. He cited
the number of farmers' organlizations
which had urged passage of the bill.
- Senator Smith. democrat, South
Carolina; Stanley. lemocrat. "Ken'
t-cy, and Heflin, democrat, Alabama
Joiaed in.defense of the project.
JAPAN LIKES VANDERLIP.
Thinks He Would Help Relations if
Named as Ambassador is Senti
ment in Japan.
Tokyo.-News dispatches stating
that Preldent-eeet Harding contem
plate the appolntment of Frank A.
Vanderlip as United States ambassa
dor to Japan have been well received
in this country. The Yorozu Choho,
an independent organ, says:
"BMr. Vanderlip is pro-Japanese and
-his ppointment as ambassador at the
present time, when relations between
a-pan and the Unite- States threaten
to become complicated, would "pro
mote friendship between the lwo an
Find Missing Ship.
Tokyo.-Aiplanes sent in search eof
the Iceretaker Balkal, which wse
blown out of the harbor at Alexan
drovak durtog a storm on December
- and which has since been imprison
ed in a great ice floe, have found the
missing vessel Preparations to rem
ee the people o& board the ship are
Jews Fight Blue Laws.
New York.--Jewish resistance to the
-~reaeent of blae laws, in that "they
are aiJewlsh as well as Ma-Amer
ean was ~rld St the opealag seassion
f the plath maual, meetingt of the
Uaiteg Sgnagogre' of AtheId by its
preident, Dr. Zrse L, Solemem.
-e-evL-rese -mo phrises
or AssitrNpsgmrs, wh has baen ess
winth .auoeg. Is r*ee*re!ang matless
LQrUR km the SctSh, it iS aOMuee
YET HE IS UNDERSTOOD TO FA.
VOR DISARMAMENT OF
ARMY WOULD BE CUT DOWN
Views of President-elect on Wor:d.
wide Sentiment for Abandonment
of Armament Race Given to
Marion. Ohio. .\ naval policy to
keep the UInited States otn of the
strongest sea puaers in thile world un
til a binding disarmament agreementt
can he reached was di.sussed at a
conference h.-re between President
e Flect Harding and Repress-ntati\e hut
Icr of Pennsylvania. chairman of the
house naval committee. Aft rward
Sit was indicated that although a finial
decision must await developments th'
present attitude of Senator Hatding
pointed to a continuation during his
administration of the fleet construc
tion program now in progress. Cou
pled with this program, however,
would be a material curtailment in the
number of civilian employes of the
navy department and various econ
cmies in the land stations under navy
Mr. Harding long has favored an
tfficient navy as the first line of
American defense, and he is under
stood to feel that a big navy policy
might be continued practically if eteps
are taken to curtail the strength of
the army along the lines he approved
yesterday in conference with Chair
man Kahn of the hou:;e military com
He also strongly favors the reserve
system for both army and navy, and
is understood to have indicated to
Chairman Butler that an adequate
naval reserve should be considered
one of the requisites to national de
The whole question of the navy
hinges. however, on what progress
may be found possible in the move
ment for a general redLction of ar
mament throughout the world. Mr.
Butler. who is inclid-e4a- place little
faith in the proposal, expects to de
velop in committee hearings all the
information available on the probable
consequences of disarmament. This
Information he will turn over to Mr.
"I am determined to know.," said
the committee chairman in a state
ment. "what the other nations of the
world sincerely desire in the way of
an agreement to limit armament, and
esp"cially that of the sea."
Mr. Butler called Mr. Harding's at
tention to the provision of the naval
appropriation bill of 1916, requesting
the president to make a canvass of
world sentiment in regard to disar
mament. He recommended that the
new administration take advantage of
this authorisation and seek an ex
change of international opinion quite
separate from the plan for an asso
ciation of nations.
B. R. Inman, of Indianapolis, man
ager of the Indian Chamber of Com
merce, presented to Senator Harding
the results of a ccmprehensive study
made by his organization into finan
cial conditions generally. He advised
that there be no attempts to remedy
the ,ituation by piecemeal measures.
bIt that farmers, manufacturers and
all-other groups be prevailed upon to
take their share of after-war depres
sion rather then to try each for him
self to seise whatever special protec
tion he cam.
PLEDGE TO CUT COTTON.
Business Men Active in Signing Up
Pledge Cards Among All the
Macon, Ga.--ommittees of business
men are at work in practically all m!
litia districts in Georgia, it became
known here, obtaining signatures to
pledge cards to reduce cotton acreage
this year. At the same time banks are
insisting, it fa understood, that farm
ers must liquidate their accounts by
50 per cent to obtain furth r credit.
This is causing the sale of some cot
ton. More than a million bales of
cotton are reported held on Georgia
farms, or in warehouses.
Seize Foreign Liquor.
Mobile, Ala.-The Honduran schoon
er Espera.nza was raided here tcday
by the forces of 6heriff W. H. Hol
combe, Jr., and 100 quarts of bondea
whisky seized in the hold of the ves·
sel and confiscated to the state. This
makes the third vessel searched on
which liquor was found. The liquor
seized on the Esperanza was valued
Take Premier tolike
Abertystwyth, Wa. -- Premier
Lroyd OGeorge has been taken to tasm
by some of his former Welsh constit
uents for playing golf on Sunday. The
Congregt4onmal church here recently
voted unaaimosly to protest asgalnsat
the meample set by the premier in
seeking Sunday recnastlo.
Legle Srveys L.bo.
Ner Terk.--Tb -Amertea Lgion
anoinced today it had beown a me
tiMal sera a the unemplryod sit
ealies It afee eemervles men,
~w w·h-gdf~n ~HCI·I- .t.
If you want to sell your
And Make the IIIght Prloe and Terme
Edgar W. Whittemore, st. Joseph, La.
Can Sell it more quickly than you can sell it yourself s
the only business he has is
Selling Louisiana Plantations
l1e sfi m ma trut o hi prompt. carful and perasistat r teat il Ma
miay prospective land buyers: )as had exteasive experience in land slling. and is a ws
liberal advertser. If interested se phone or write hum.
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