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ALGIERS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1922.
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RURAL AMERICA WILL DO IT
Lo ~agorcement is more generally practiced and respected in rural
S d small towns than in the larger cities.
Ss reat cities were, by a large majority, opposed to the elimina
.saloon. And yet it was the saloon in the large cities that did
Sthe soul-and body-destroying business.
MlIs ay place the saloon was at its worst in the big towns. Yet
stiy favored its retention and today register protest against
t.aiaý.On the oher hand, by a large majority, the small towns and
'districts favor the laws of decency.
this reason the small towns do not today experience, as do larger
that which has been termed the crime wave.
QM committee on law enforcement of the American Bar Association,
My Judge William D. Swaney, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has rec
mmmed to the lawyers of the land that a very drastic national law
wahWd which will prohibit the promiscuous sale of firearms.
Q committee declares that the pistol serves no special purpose in
-_ muity today and that it should not be manufactured except so
p pvernment and official needs may require under proper legal regu
wj ad control.
a committee points out that there were nearly 10.000 unlawful
IiIa in this country last year and that burglaries have increased in
r11 ~tates 1,200% in the last ten years.
y committee also maintains that deliberate murder, burglary and
will seldom be attempted unless the criminal is armed. It also
eat that crime percentages in Europe are very much less, due to
* that it is difficult for civilians to acquire firearms and the penalty
Swe for carrying them.
SM cities are so busy with what they regard as the pressing
t the hour, that they are less likely to weigh the moral worth
- -i-n e than are the smaller towns and rural districts. Therefore,
Sanal support of a righteous redress against a wrong social tendency
4 e bE the less populated places.
SM IMg town men too often think they are the big idea builders.
is thir big mistake. It is the small towns that both make and
r tIe small towns and the farmers of the land who put across
ugtrdoa of manufacture and sale and possession of pocket fire
/ , mer and it is rural America that will bring it.
WHAT THEY THINK OF US
g TLe.Plcayne of Sunday has
~ g wgIS to may of our citisens:
'M ANS SHUN
!1e peat Algerian enigma takes
with the celebrated and noto.
3r hordim which seeks the mn
I. a chicken contronted with a
said road. The
take the middle of the
al.e Algerian never uses a
after sundown, oldest cit
er. His motive Is cloaked in
rather than In mystery.
iss, sidewalks," "Weeds,"
sad Heredity" are some of
tglepos vouchsafed by aa
bhver the motive, however, the
neaas. Nightly one sees pe
lagly and in groups,
sidewalks and perambulat
the eeters of the buslest
Metorists have learned to
ieir speed to the local cuar
gad three automobiles were
rcently In avoiding pedes
sast peculiar manifestation,
is that native Algerians
their habit when they cross
.AM er visit other cities.
Iasdt I cloaked In antiquity,
h tbei time immemorial.
FROM THE PEOPLE.
- THE DYS OF ALGIERS.
gler4, L., La,. 22, 1922.
ha1am hew many of yoU are
I Seeating? I am for one.
a mles to reorgnie old
S"ib. LA., of Algiers, and I
-. Ma boys to join as po
1 ea are over twelve years
ilegr to no other troop,
d weould like to otn,
me a seoo as possible.
his 1 RHoer street.
war what good couting
ur ays, sad perhaps have
*id$ theb Here is the o
e- have waited foer. See
m ea peasible and I will
YO about the troop and
er a ew Troop 18,
'~W~mm A. T. HIGGeNS
S lth ate LegInsarve
uheeh g e Ralreatd Train.
a nti e A est s, 122.
go eervead for the pre
ý a eeada ate hr
se Mr. A. T. lalns,
forthe Lsecoad Con
b ý84.4, and there
M to beeeted.
AV 3mm who canes
p ea e eeehde
ýaa a, poesi
waeh I its Seta
GET LIFE SAVING BADGES
p The Life Saving Test which was
conducted by E. J. Hunt, Physical!,
Director, on last Wednesday evening
at the Algiers Swimming Pool, proved
to be a success. The following young
ladies of this city received their
badges as life savers: Misses Ruth
Calvin, Lillian Olivier. Mary Wieg- I
man and Louise Bourgeois.
There will be another test during
the early part of September. All
those wishing to enter same please
hand in your name to Mr. B. J. Hunt,
care of Mr. Lux, officer in charge of
the Algiers Playgrounds.
ORDERED TO PUT
IN MAIL BOXES.
Instructions were sent to all post
t masters by First Assistant Postmas
. ter General Bartlett to require house
holders within four months to install
boxes or cut slots in doors to facill
itate the delivery of mail. Those who
do not meet the requirement may
have delivery of mail discontinued, 7
Mr. Bartlett said.
h SISTER XAVIER COUSIN OF
LATE IRISH LEADER.
Sister Xavier who is so well known
here, has the sympathy of her many
friends in the loss of her cousin, the
late Michael Collins, the Irish leader
who was killed last week.
Sister Xavier, who is now in New I
Orleans was interviewed in the
quiet hall of the Academy of Holy
Angels, she spoke softly in glowinlg
terms of Collins, holding his life and.
deeds as an inspiration to Irishmen
the world over.
LOCAL POLICE CAPTAIN
Captain James M. Dimitry, veteran
of thirty years service on the New
Orleans police force and for the last
year in charge of the iEight Precinct
station in Algiers, was elected
senior vice.commander of the Spanish
War Veterans at their tweaty-tfourth
annual reunion and eacm3gment at -
Los Angeles yesterday. 1
SHOOT OUT LIGHTS AND THEN
Corporal Arthur iattler, of the
Eighth Precinct police station, re
ported that on Aug. 20, 1122, about
12:40 a. m., some unknown white
men fired about eight shots from re
volvers into the dwelling house No.
1100 Vallette street, which is occupied
by Michael Marshal (colored) sad
ShmUil, and ene of the shots took
effeet In the right hip of Clarence
Marshall, who was in a sitting postl
tics en the bed.
From an Investigation it was learned
that a crowd of white men had con
gruated at VerMet and Dian streets,
and one of them had shot the electric
ight aout at that corner. They then
proceeded to VaDette stret, where
they threw a rock through the door
of the rldeaem of Hudson Johnsos
S(elred), reddg at 111 Vallette
street, whr Is Isploeyd by the Teass
and Pacl rairead as a laborer. Th.
crowd them tied about eight shots
into the asened em d Michael Mar
i san's rssdse. a by bab In
bcrsee, and ae e e shots took
effect, a stated ebesve.
a2MmsmN was tkEan ae the aMlW
esopist tahe p-o uto, whee hise
All Over the State Just Now
/NESELL 9E THE ' PRFESERVES
SEC PIPPINS WON A PRIZE
ATlEFAI LAST YEAR'
II BET WvE'LL
ST UP AND TAKE //
NOTICE DOWN 10T
MOLD STILL THE FAIR
PORa 14H1S IS t11S YEAR'
A BLUE RIBBON
CURL IN YOUR TAIL
THIS YEAR !
(_ p AVOCSK
And General News
SHORT ITEMS CONCERNING
WEST SIDE PEOPIZ.
Mrs. Ed Neussly and daughter Ed
wina were week-end visitors here
Mr. and Mrs. J. Daneaux spent the
week-end in Algiers, the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Robeau.
Miss Blanche Ledet of Houma, La.,
is the guest of relatives here.
Mrs. H. Rigaud and children are
spending some time in the country.
Mrs. Loupe and children are spend
ing a few days here.
Mrs. W. W. Eastwood and baby left
for Charleston, 8. C.
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cunning
ham and children left Monday for Bay
St. Louis, where they will spend a
Miss Vivian Vallette spent the
week-end in Ponchatoula, the guest
of her uncle, Dr. E. J. Kevlin.
Miss Irene Laskey has returned
from Biloxi, where she spent the
Misses Anna May Laskey and Dor
othy Murtagh and little Morris and
Flossie Laskey are home from Biloxi.
Mrs. L. V. Sierra and children,
Lolita and L. V., Jr., spent a week at
Mrs. Gertrude Olroyd has returned
dMrs. B. C. Gilder and children are
spending a while with relatives in
Dr. V. Lowe and family have re
turned from Bay St. Louis.
Mr. A J. J. Haser is in Honduras on
a business trip.
Miss Gladys Munsterman and Ira 1
Munstermann returned home after +
spending a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. B. G. Baker at Milneburg.
Mrs. H. Munstermana spent a few
days at Milneburg, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. B. G. Baker.
Misses Blanche Ramos and Mildred
Munstermann were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. B. G. Baker on Monday, at
Mrs. G. . DenHerder and baby are
spending a few days with her sister,
Mrs. J. L. Canningham.
- Misses Victoria and Basel Olepert,
together with Mrs. C. Green, Br., and
daughters, Katie and Florence, re
turned during the week from North
Carolina, where they enjoyed the
Miss Emma Schneider spent Tue
day and Wednesday is Algers, the
guests of her brother and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Schneider, O route
from New York to her home In Gal
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Lyes (see
Cleo Platt) are receiving egratl&
tions upon the arrival ot a baby girl.
The little one's name will be Beverly
Miss Margaret Garland expects to
leave saturday for Chicago, where she
will visit her sister.
Mrs. 8. J. Hogan and daughter,
Marie Louise, will return home Sun
day after visiting friends in Gulfport
1or several days.
Miss Marion Thompson has re
turned home after spending her vaca
tion with a number of college girls
in a camp in Tenmneses.
A penny party was gven yesterday
at the heom ot Mrs . Goebel by Du
val and Junior Dickey for the hbeadt
4t the Trinity Lutheran Church. The
lawtsn which was prettiMy llmanted.
was fille with little flks and quitte
a met mm we realised. Refrsh.
-el e, s ud ad - fan uey
t1 Sgmmad Wan i:
Woman With 13
To Be Divorced
l- The civil district court has been
e called on to sever marriage ties en
during for thirty-five years, during
e which period thirteen children were
,f born, ten of them surviving.
Mrs. Mary Mars Willis, 613 Ope
lousas street, is the applicant for the
separation. Her petition alleged that
her husband, Louis F. Willis, threat
ened her life, and that she was forced
to prefer charges against him in the
I- criminal courts. This occurred early
in December she said but afterward,
t during the holiday season, she be
came reconciled to him. New troubles
arose last Monday, she said, when
he became angry and struck her in
the face with his fist, following this
She seeks to enjoin him from sell
e ing their home, or disposing of other
The couple were married February
d 1, 1887. The ten surviving children
e are: John A., Joseph, Walter, Louis,
Mary, Stewart, Clothilde, Esther,
r. Lillian and Florence, all grown ex
d cepting four.
Investigation by Fire Marshal
Lecocq of two fires Friday which l
completely destroyed a house being
built by a strike-breaker and the dam
aging of a house occupied by a man
said to be unfriendly to the strikers,
led to the summoning of M. Dagle,
alleged striker, to appear before the
fire marshal Saturday.
The house destroyed was belng
erected by H. Dillan, and the house
m beneath which the oil soaked burlap
r sacks were found is occupied by Den
Salns Ledet, a strike-breaker.
Mrs. Ledet, according to Fire Mar
r shal Lecocq saw eight men leave an
alley by her home Friday morning
and a few moments later, attracted I
by the odor of smoke, found burning1
sacks saturated ina oil beneath a
Striking railroad shopmen held a
maw meeting at Algiers Playgrounds.
The public was invited to attend.
The speakers were F. J. McCreery,
representative of the railway em
b ployes' department, A. P. of L.; J.
e Frost of the clerks, J. Bowen of the
legislative department of the Brother
F hood of Railroad Trainmen, G. Poe,
o international representative of the
r. machinists; A. T. Higglns and other
a labor leaders.
GANG FIRES AT MARSHAL
f Twelve shots were fired at him
L from ambush at 5:30 o'clock Monday
y morning at Opelousas avenue and
Benny street, according to a state
meat to police yesterday by Edmond
s Randolph, 25 years old, 608 Opelousas
avenue, a deputy United States mar
shal engaged in guarding Southern
' Pacific railroad shops
None of the shots took effect and,
as he saw only the vague forms of
eight men in flight, he did not return
the fire, Randolph said. Police found
his pistol had not been discharged.
Randolph was unable to furnish a de
scription of the men and the police
found no trace of them.
SGETS BIG CONTRACTS
e Walter Diimell has Just begun a Mg
. cisdtreat he eurel for the ecti
Sweh ofet the SBrMe Hoepital t
Shreprt, La. He ales et the ete
Stiual eastret fer the OM0d Imame
,g Leng at "Ashevd
Fire In Home Of
Fire bugs were blamed by Corporal
Hiattier of the police and by firemen
for the blaze which drove the family
of Dennis Ledet from their home at
517 Pacific Avenue, at 2 a. m., Friday.
Ledet was awakened by the cracking
of the flames, and roused the other
members of his family. Then with
i volunteer neighbors he attacked the
t blaze, partially checking it until the
t arrival of firemen. While the fire
[had gained considerable headway, it
i was soon quenched.
8 Pieces of burlap saturated with
F oil, found between the weather
I, boards and the wall of the front
t room, were the evidences of incen.
S diarism found by the firemen and
a police. The building, a double cot
a tage with the other half unoccupied,
a was valued at $5,000 and was I.n
sured for $4,000.
1- Ledet is employed by the South
r ern Pacific Railroad, retaining his
job through the rail strike. Police
y and deputy fire marshals are con.
y tinuing the investigation into the
cause of the blaze.
The Exclusive Club held a meet
ing at the home of Miss Ollie Le
Blanc on Belleville street, which was
well attended. Dancing was indulged
Iin until a late hour and refreshments
were served in abundance. All who
attended spent a pleasant evening.
Those present were: Misses Virgil
Caferlo, Emily Choate, Hasel 8alee
by, Ura Durbret, Alden Johnson, Ollie
Le Blanc, Margaret Sarbeck, Martha
Ponti, Margie Blakeman, Alma Fel
lers; Messrs. Marion Ryan, Clement
Balk, James Johnson, Willie Erick
son, Sam King, George Gall, Philip
Saleeby, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Le Blanc,
and many others.
Police last night were investigat
ing the alleged theft Tuesday after
noon of a purse containing approxi
mately $215 belonging to Mrs. May
Frisch, 831 Opelousas street, from a
ldesk in a beauty parlor in a Canal
Mrs. Frisch told the police she
asked an attendant in the parlors to
take charge of the purse when she
left the building, and this attendant
was unable to find the purse in the
HISTORY OF JEWS
FOR CAPT. MAXSON.
A few minutes before the Southern
Pacific liner Momus was ready to
r sa.l from the St. Ann street wharf,
Wednesday morning for New York,
the spacious dining saloon of that
vessel was made the scene of a sect
ond presentation of a token of es
teem, to her master, Captain
Charles P. Masson.
On her last trip out of this port,
Captain Matson was presented with
a large silver loving cup by a com
mittee, representing the passengers
who came south in her 288th trip.
Just before the vessel sailed, the
gallant captain was called into the
dining saloon and It the presence
of a few passengers and some Inter
ested visitors, some of whom came
down on the memorable 288th trip.
Rabbi Morris Sessler, in a brief ad
. dress, in behalf of the body he rep.
resented, turned over a beautiful
* set of six volumes, embracing the
history of the Jews, written by
Oraets, and ordered eat specially for
the Momuas' master from the Jewish
Publeatiem Society ot Philadephis.
I Captain Maioe ersmsed his
ilheartflte thanks to these em
8 ceae ad anidi thatll ie wh s erM
h be wewd emjq readle in easel
*l se e wih meah i
Railroads Make Big Profits In
1921 But Fail To Furnish Cars
To Move Rotting 1922 Crops
SHOPMEN ALL CONDEMNED FOR ASKING FOR WHAT THEY EARN
Railroads Shows Huge Earnings While Car Shortage Through Neglect Grows
Hourly More Serious-Men Are Forced To Accept Lower Wages
The railroads of the United States must be curbed quickly.
They must be forced to stop manipulations of facts and abandon prop
aganda policies which have been brazenly practiced for the last four years.
The ruthless policies of the railroads are tying this nation into
economic knots so fast that within a few weeks they will bring agriculture.
industry and business of all kinds to a dead stop.
Agriculture is in a most serious situation right now. Even though drastic
methods were immediately employed there will be a loss suffered by the
farmers in trying to move the twelve billion dollar crops now Into the
Car Shortage Was Known
Traffic Manager C. B. Hutchings
of the Traffic Dept., of the Ameri
can Farm Bureau Federation, after
investigation early in June, and be-i
fore the strike went into effect, esti
mated a heavy car shortage this fall.
The American Railway Associa
tion stated that on June 15 there
were 332.681 cars needing repairs,
268,305 of which required heavy re
pairs. Since then the strike has
paralyzed construction and repairs
of all kind. The association also
stated that the percentage of cars in.
bad order on June 1 was 15 per cent.
_ These same figures compared with
those of the Interstate Commerce
Commission show that there was a
big backward movement of repairs
of freight equipment from April to a
June. This, too, in the face of the t
fact that the railroads knew from
Department of Agriculture reports
at that the biggest crops of years t
would have to be marketed this fall.
This policy of neglect of vital
at rolling stock by the railroads is only
in line with the financial camouflage
shoved down the public's throat by
er as clever a bunch of artists as ever
th drew press-agent's salaries.
be That "Hard Time" Talk
he In other words all the "hard-time"
re railroad talk we have heard was
it cooked up in a great propaganda de
partment and served at breakfast,
th dinner and supper for the last four
rs years-in fact ever since the gov
nt ernment turned the roads back to
g. the private owners after the war.
d Type result of this is, that nine
ot. persons out of ten In the United
_!States today believe that the rail
in. roads are in a terrible plight; that
their operating expenses are enor
th- mous-that freight rates ought to
his be raised if they are to make repairs
ice etc., etc., etc.
sn. It isn't true.
he The figures as quoted in the ac
companying box show profits of the
leading railroads for 1921. These I
are their own figures as quoted by 4
et- gentlemen on Wall Street who are I
e !they claim are bargain prices. The
as Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe haseI
Lts ATTACK ITEM REPORTER ,
ho Patrolman Timothy Valentine, act
I· ing corporal, reports that at about
08:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, he re
ie ceived a telephone message from it
ha Rene Pelletier (white), special agent e
A for the Southern Pacific railroad, that v
nt there was a man at the corner of n
k- Alix and Powder streets who wantedI
to go to the ferry.
1c, Patrolman Valentine immediately
proceeded to the above corner and
met Charles Housand (white), age
21 years, residing in Bonnabel place,
Lt. Jefferson parish, and employed as a
.. reporter by the Item. He stated that
d. about the above mentioned time he
sy was on his way from the 8. P. shops
a and upon arriving at the corner of
g Alix and Powder streets he was
stopped by three unknown white men,
he who questioned him as to where he
to was going. The reporter gave an
he unfavorable reply and one of the men
at struck him in the right eye, breaking
he the frame of his eyeglasses and dis
coloring his eye. Housand was placed 1
In a Ford auto and a tour of the
vicinity was made, but no trace of
N. the guilty parties.
ra WELCOME AND FAREWELL.
rf, On last Wednesday evening, Miss
rk, A. Poncet, who was principal at Mc
tat Donogh No. 4 School last term and
so. several terms before, introduced to
e- the Mothers Club of the above School,
in Miss Lobrano, the new principal who
has been appointed by the School
rt, Board to take charge of McDonogh
th No. 4.
U- Miss Poncet has been trnsfserred to
a MeDonogh No. 31. Her many friends I
p. In Aigiers hope that she will continue
he her success while in McDonogh No.
Refreshments were served inl
Sabundance and all who attended spent I
Sa pleasant evening.
Those present were: Mies: W. P.
Short, president; H. Acker, Banker;
, J.Duffy, A. Delcasel, A. Guiliot, Wl-(
mer, T. Lilly, Thee. Hotard, Misses
b . McDonald, Fortler, and Leash Davis.
A penny party will be given at the
j Hlrner of IDelaronde and Olivieor
. streets on Sept. 5, 192, from 4 to 6
i p. m, for the beufit et the N. B. 3.
. O. 0. kmb. Admnis te Cm.
v m .
_ Here are profits of railroads in 1921
Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe ----________$39,331,662
I Atlantic Coast Line--..... 1,790,569
New York Central...... 22,295,686
Norfolk & Western..... 10.043,181
Northern Pacifc ........ 22,965,399
s Southern Pacifc ....... 30,618,778
Union Pacifc ----------... 31,301,075
Chesapeake & Ohio..... 4,192,601
Chicago & Rock Island.. 5,780,259
SIllinois Central ........ 9,700,704
Missouri Pacific ------- 3,537,016
a3 few gold bonds ready for absorp
t1ion. The road operates 11,700 miles
1of road. In the year 1921 it cleaned
Sup a profit of $39,931,662. Por little
The New York Central in the
same year made a clean profit of
The Southern Pacific got away
with a profit of $30,618,778.
r No wonder freight rates ought to
Of course when we get into Intri
cate railroad bookkeeping we as.
sume it can be shown that black is
white after the manner of proving
r the cat had ten tails, but, stripped of
all befudding and specious argu.
ment, the figures as quoted seem to
be the outstanding facts told briefly.
The situation right now is so serlt
ous that farmers in many states
. cannot get coal to thresh wheat
A wheat which after threshing will
, have to be piled on the ground, be.
o cause elevators and granerles are
.a packed full waiting-waiting-wait.
ing for cars.
Write to your congressman and
. senator. Let this government know
e that the railroads can no longer ex
a ploit this nation while they drive
y on for increased profits - blood
a money. The very life of our prin
e cipal industry, Agriculture, is at
.NEW REGULARS IN
AT JOINT MEETING.
A joint meeting of New Regulars
1 in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Sev
tenth Precincts of the Fifteenth Ward
t was held at 339 Belleville Street. The
f meeting was well attended and many
I women were in the audience. Henry
Acker, president of the New Regu.
lar organization in the ward pro.
sided, and among the speakers were:
Judge Wynne Rogers, Judge W. A.
Bell, Arthur Charbonnet, Mike Foto.
Louis Acker, Senator Christy, A.
Henricks, Representative P. P.
O'Donnell and C. J. Donner.
ALGIERS PRECINCTS IN
JOINT RALLY THURSDAY.
The captains of the First, Second
and Third precincts of the Fifteenth
Ward, Choctaw Regular Democracy,
have arranged a Joint meeting for
Thursday night, August 31, in the
Pythian Hall, Bermuda and Alin
streets. The call is signed by H. N.
Umbach, captain of the First precinct;
e Fred Stansbury, captain of the See.
ond precinct, and Jos .E. Rooney, cap.
taln of the Third precinct.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NOMI
NATE NEW OFFICERS
Officers of Santa Maria Council No.
d 1724, Algiers, to be elected Wednee.
0 day, Sept. 13, were nominated at a
I. meeting held last Wednesday. The
0 following accepted nomination:
l Grand Knight: P. 3. Musts, Geo.
h J. Forrest. Deputy Grand Knight:
Walter T. Ryan, James Brodtmana.
o Chancellor: A. J. Galennie, William
5 Ford. Recorder: Walter Durand,
* John A. Barrett. Becretary: Joseph
.P. Skelly, Ben W. Borne. Treasurer:
Gus Lyncker. Advocate: Frank Le.
B court, Frank Meyers. Warden: I. O.
t Lyncker. Inner Guard: A. O. Ryan,
. P. Lease, John Nolan. Outer
. Guard: John M. Nolan, Henry Ormoud.
STrustees: Owen Henry Lindquist,
- Gns Knowles. Alternate to Past
*Orand Knight: James L. Higginas.
* Alternate to Grand Knight: John A.
Barrett, C. O. Roome, Jr.
a KID PARTY.
r On Saturday, September, 2, 1922,
I at the Avenue Academy, the Liberty
Social Club, wil eatertain at a Kids
SParty. The phUle i eodanl y tIn,.
I vted to atteed. No ea wil be as.
mstinaesra bmass ass W' e s.