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The Bienville Democrat
VOLUME XI. ARCADIA, BIENVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13th, 1922. NUMBER THREE.
Sme mto yor me
When you are young, the whole world is before you and
just how much of it you conquer, pests with you.
The best start a young man can make is to work hard
and REGULARLY bank a part of his earnings. It won't
be long before he is "noticed" and soon the older men
are relying upon him and he rapidly comes to the front.
Young man, come in, start that bank account today
1h000 will do it and it is up to you to keep up your de
posits regularly and succeed.
We Will Welcome Youl
he CODHERCIAL B ANK
"The Bank That Service Built"
A CEL'S WORIE OF ICE WILL
DA OLLAR'S WOITI OF FOOD
fI time when many housewives make the mistake of saving a
on ice aid losing a few dollars worth of food. They forget
temperature of 0S to 60 degrees will spoil food just as sure
quickly as edegrees in mid-summer,
your food-milk, meat, butter, vlegables and eggs-in a well
is the onlv safe thing co do at t:lis seaon of the year.
iafem*ggsewlfe knowa it.
ee regulady from now on-!t will actually save you money and is
for the family healthk
: ARCADIA ICE & FUEL
OF ASSOCIATION OF ICE INDUSTRIES
Pledged to Purflt, Full Weighi, Good Servlce
I. BLUME APPOINTD I
LOCAL HEALTH OPPFFICEB
N. Blanme was appointed city
by the town connell at its
meeting to Ill the
,autil by the resignation of
has been in Arcadia but
~aonmtib but during this short
hls won the confidence and
of Arcadia people by his.
ad landustry, and his wifllnag
a tteo in every way p t-i
ihe improvement of Arcadia.
tiht for the present he has
for any one relat.ve
tiep their premises, lore
q' your premise in the same
that I keep lae.". If every
holder in Arcadla will take
this will soon be oe of the
towns between the two rivers
Blaume keeps up his war on rub*
weeds, trash, etc., with the same
with which he has begun--and
onbt not that he will.
is, to be hoped that Dr. Blume
ve the cooperation of the people
we fear has not b as giv
@me of out former health, of
is to be commended for
in behalf of sanitation in
us during his eethbin y
health ordinaues were
many tlprovemeatt made.
tre hv beliae crltleineau
as health oder, but thcee
itidise adoduld rst as
I done to asist # y
to make Aread a be
ront of AtoU r ,E
bhas been .!
oth s tiýa
been done under the able supervision,
of Dr. J. N. Blume, who states that
he will ill the old ditch which will
add much to the appearance of this
A well-placed mirror often adds
charm to a room. It should reflect
some beautiful object, such as a cabl
net surmounted by ,a vase of flowers.
Mirrors are being used more and more
In house furnishing; with excellent re
Charles, with his father and mother,
was spending the day at the home of
his grandparents. When he had fin.
ished his dinner he excused himself, as
he wished to play with his toys. Upon
being prompted to say "Thank you,
grandma," he seriously added, "Good
dinner-and good supper, too, I hopeo.
Cash aid Siht Exhnge A Statem ent o a c Combined Assets Reach
. 47,650.Of I Over . $937,000.00
No financial concern is any stronger than the ability of the men who administer its affairs. If these men are safe, Sound and conservative, then the bus
will be safe sound and conservative. We refer you, with pride, to our record of over 20 years of successs which could not have happened by chance but by
constant application of proven business methods by expert business men. What has been the result? The piling up of huge essets as a safeguard for th
positors mbney. Success itself is the proof of sound methods.
A MUSHROOM GROWS AND SOMETIMES ATTAINS HUGE PROPORTIONS IN ONE NIGHT BUT WHO WOULD COMPARE THE MUSHROOM
TO THE GIANT OAK TRAT HAS WITHSTOOD THE STORMS OF MANY CENTURIES?
Do your business with a bank who like the god atlas has supported and carried the financial burdens'of the country on its shoulders for years without wea
ing, istead of that It now presents you an institution whose combined assets now reach over 1937,000.00.
Ii R n t. Th FrstTk Company
Is'' . +r,1. r - r-"
OIL LEASING ACTIVE AGAIN
IN THE ARCADIA TERRITORY.
The past few days bring to the
minds of Arcadians memories of a
couple of years ago, when our town f
was alive with men leasing land for
prospecting purposes. Time and again n
the Arcadia territory has been pro. I
nounced good by visiting geologist, and a
their faith in the territory is further y
manifsted by the fact that drilling ti
The fact that an oil well cannot tl
be drilled for the small sum of a ii
few hundred dollars is sufficient evi h
dence that people do not drill them T
Just for the excitement they get out s1
of spending their money. A prospector n
for oil, if reliable at all, must have p
some faith in the possibility of mak- p
ing a discovery.
It is seldom if ever you hear of a ti
big company like the Stanard or Gulf s
wildcating. Almost without exception ii
they depend upon the small fellow to CI
prove the territory. However, they al- a
ways get in on the leasing. Many times o
this accounts for one or two wells 4
being drilled and then the abandonment
of the territory. The cost of securing t(
the land, proving the titles, drilling s
one or two wells, etc., represents an n
expenditure of a small fortune.
A little company cannot stand the r
strain, especially in wildcat territory. s
Prospecting To Continue North Of
A contract has been signed by_ Capt.
Carter, of New Orleans, for the drill- c
ing of two wells, both to be located H
on the James tract north of Arcadia. e
It was reported this (Thursday) a
morning that piping is being hauled t
to one of the locations to be in readi.
ness when actual drilling begins. No 1
definite date has been set for the be- 1
ginning of operations, but everything
is in readiness to begin on short
Derrick timber has been hauled to
the location tp be drilled by the Sim
mons Drilling Co., on the Carl Goff
tract 4 miles south of town, and it is
expected that actual operations will be
started as soon as he derrick is com
pleted. This location is in NE of NE
Trading In Leases And Royalties
Active During Week
Many acres of leases and royalties
have changed hands this week, and
interest is growing daily. Several
parties interested in the Sm
et al, block have purchased royalties
and paid a very neat sum for same.
Naturally the interest centers around
this block at present. This is no
doubt due to the fact that Mr. Smither.
man and his associates are well known.
in North Louisiana and by the entire
POLICE JURY HOLDS SESSION
The Bienville Parish Police Jury
met here Monday and let the contract
for the construction of the Castor
Coushatta Highway, which leads from
the Henry Hayes place to Castor.
This contract was awarded to the
Carr Construction Company.
The Arcadla-Bienyille Highway
contract had to be re-advertised, and
will be awarded April 24th, as shown
by advertisement which appears else
. where in this paper,
An old proverb says, "Make your
head save your heels." Simple advice,
it seems, yet it contains tie secret of
modern progress. Invention today cen
Stery about the great problem of saving
human labor by careful thought To
clalm a place in present-day civlllza
tion, we must accustom ourselves to
thinking out the best ways of doing
things. The great enemy to prbgress
of this kind, the thing that holds back
men with natural ability, is mental
The. sailor's resourcefulness in ob.
m aining spirituous rereshment is testi
tied to by the term "Bull--Pttlng a
sL.imall quantity of water Into an empty
rum cask and leaving it until It be
SI omes wIa is called billing a cask."
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE L
Good readers do you remember the
promises made by the Cumberland H
Telephone & Telegraph Co., when they k
went before the Louisiana R. R. Com- g
mission and asked for an increase in of
rates? Do you remember anything l
about extensions to be made? Can ti
you recollect whether they said any. ii
thing about better SERVICE or not'?
I)o you know of any of these promises sº
that have been fulfilled since the rate fi
increase was granted by that august c(
b)ody, the Louisiana R. R. Commission' P
The patience of Job wouldn't make a nI
shadow for the patience of the people o1
who have waited for the SERVICF tl
promised by the Cumberland Tele- .g
phone Company. f
Oh, how gratifying it is to think
that the R. R. Commission, humble A
servants of the people, granted the 0i
illused telephone company this in
crease, and maybe it was uncondftion- tt
al. In fact, since we begun to think ct
of the matter, we believe that the ft
telephone company said that they p;
would make extensions and give bet.
ter service, but the JI. R. Commission ti
said they couldn't grant all the de- i
mands made by the company, and tl
would just grant the increase in
rates. We will never forget that old
story about the rotten apples.
SFortunately we have some young
lady operators at the telephone ex
change that have the interest of Ar i
cadia at heart, and they are really
endeavoring to give SERVICE! How
ever, unfortunately we haSte no man.
ager, and these young ladies refuse
to climb poles and shoot trouble when
the phones go wrong. And we don't
blame them! Just here we would
like to compliment our operators, be
cause they are courteous and willing
to do everything in their power to
satisfy the public, but it is beyond
their power to repair the lines and
install phones. .
Recently a business house in Arcad
ia closed up and another business con
cern opened up in the same building c
which was already equipped with a
telephone. The telephone company in.
formed the-new concern they would I
have to pay $3.00 or $3.50 in addition t
to a month's rental in advance in
order to have their name placed in
the directory or for some other reason
(We would like to contract to print
the Arcadia directory for the tele.
A49m. for $1.00 p'er name.
on the same size and same grade of
paper that it is now printed.) When
you have a new phone put in they
charge you $3.00 or $3.50 as an in.
stallation charge, and when you have
your phone moved it's called a re
moval charge, and we suppose that
when you have your phone taken out
entirely and have a month's rental
paid in advance they just call it
We believe that if some good man
will take hold of the proposition he
can organize a local phone company in
about three days. Privately owned
telephone companies are a proven suce
cess. At Ringgold, this parish, the
phone exchange is owned and operated
by local people and the s~rvice is ab.
solutely satisfactory, and we are in
formed by the manager that the re.
turns on the investment are equally
as satisfying. /
There are many people in Arcadia
1begging for telephones. But when and
how they can get them still remains
Ash Constituente of Food.
The function of the ash constitu
ents of food is to build the bone,
teeth, muscles, nerves and tissues; to
enter into the composition of the living
Scell In every part of the body and regu.
late body processes.
The Joint Snake.
lThe joint, or glass, snake is a limb.
less lizard of the southern United
States, superficially resembling a
snake. It is so called because of its
i fragility, its tail easily breaking In
to small pieces. The name also is ap.
plied to a similar species found in the
'LOCAL CITIZENS GET WELL
ON BELLVIEW HOLDINGS
Four of our local citizens, Dave
Hoffman, Lamar Ozley, Spencer At.
kins and R. D. Sims, are being con
gratulated upon the discovery of oil
on their holdings in the Bellview shal
low field of Bossier parish. While
the well has not actually been "brought
in." it is a fact that the well has
been drilled into oil sand, and that
several bailers of oil has been drawn
from it. Earthen tanks are being
constructed and a steel tank is being
placed on the ground, preparatory to
making a final test. Those in charge
of the drilling are highly elated over
the showing, and feel cofident that a
good producer will be made of this
Mr. Lorris M. Wimberly another
Arcadia citizen has a sixteenth royalty
on this forty.
We understand that all who are in
terested in the well have already re
ceive(l come interesting propositions
from some of the larger oil com.
The Democrat extends congratula
tions to these progressive citizens and
hopes that the well may prove all
they could desire when the final test
S. B. Sutton, one of Arcadia's lad
ing contractors and builders, is hav
ing his home freshly painted, which
is in keeping with the spring clean
up and paint.up movement, which is
evident in some sections of the town.
DEMOCRAT'S NEW EQUIP.
The new equipment purchased by
the Democrat some weeks ago, has
been received after some delay, and
has been installed. It adds a com
plete new unit to our composing room.
and will enable our job printing de
partment to compete with the largest
plants of the state as regards to style
and workmanship in the very highest
class of commercial printing.
It has always been the policy of the
Denocrat to keep pace with the times,
replacing obsolete machinery and ma
terial with the newest and most up.
to-date equipment to handle the
various classos of printing, enabling
us to keep our product up to the high
standard required by our customers.
OARD OF THANKS
I desire to sincerely thank the citi
zens of Arcadia who supported me in
the recent campaign for Marshal, and
assure you that I appreciate every
vote and every act of kindness in my
behalf. I. V. WISE.
ATKINS FILLING STATION
Good headway is being made in the
construction of the modern brick
structure on the corner of Myrtle St.:
and the Dixie-Overland Highway,
which when completed will be a mod
ery two way drive-in filling station.
The building will be the property of
Mr. F. E. Wilkerson, of the Wilker
son Oil Distributing Co., and leased
by Mr. Spencer Atkins, who will oper.
ate the filling station. In addition to
Shandling gasoline, he proposes to ren
der motorists every other service to
be obtained at any modern filling sta
Stion, furnishing free air, free water,
etc. A visible gasoline pump will be
* Time Clock for Orators.
, Members of the British parliament
o pay little attention to the rules some
g times in force limiting the length of
i. the speeches before the body and It is
now proposed to put in a time clock
which will show just the length of
time that a speaker has consumed. It
is set at zero at the beg'nalag of his
CURE THAT ITCH with Lufkin
. Remedy. It'll cure you secretly,
Spleasantly, with no loss of time. $1.00
e per bottle at the Givens Drug Comr
We have just received a lot of beautiful Dresses
in Canton Crepe, Taffeta and other new materials, that
are very appropriate for Easter Wear.
We also have a lovely line of Parasols in shades
to match your hat and dress.
We are showing a very extensive line of Dress
Goods in all shades and a wide range of materials.
Ladies' and Misses' Oxfords and Slippers in the
latest styles and best makes.
f Men's and Boys' Spring Suits, Shirts, Straw Hats,
The Arcadia Fair
JOS. DAWIDOFF & CO., Proprietors
• J -II Is - -
We have been in the General Insurance business for nearly
20 YEARS We represent 45 of the oldest, largest asd best
Insurance Companies of the entire world. Making rates is
not guess work with us, and it means money to you to let us
write your Insurance as we make you the lowest possible rate
and in many cases we can point out minor corrections that
can can be made which lowers your rates considerably By
placing ANY INSURANCE OF ANY KIND you may need
witn our office insures you getting the best Insurance that
money con buy at correct rates. We appreciate your business.
DANIEL, BRIYAN & TURIER
"Insurance of Evern Kind Known to Man"
LOCAL EDUCATORS ATTEND
STATE TEACHERS' MEETING
The Louisiana Teachers' Association
convened at New Orleans last week
and according to reports from those
present, was the best convention held
by the teachers for a long time, from
the viewpoint of attendance as well
as the benefits to be derived from
it. Arcadia was represented by Prof.
J. P: Wagner, who made an address
on "The New Course of Study from
the Teacher's Point of View." Mr.
Wagner has a way of gettting at the
bottom of things, and did so in this
instance, and his address was deemed
by many as one'of the prominent fea
tures of the convention.
Supt. E. H. Fisher of this place
also attended the meeting and con
tributed to its success. For twc
years he has been at the head of the
Rural School Department of the State
I Teachers' Association, and has given
this department the benefit of his prac.
tical experience in this phase of school
work. His success in Bienville parish
in promoting the interests of the rural
school districts stands out as a monu
ment to his ability as a school man
who ranks with the best in the State.
W. M. Caskey, principal of the
Castor high school, was a prominelnt
figure at the convention, besides others
from this parish whose names we
were unable to obtain.
CARD OF THANKS
I take this method of thanking my
many friends for their kindness dur
ing the sickness and death of my hus.
hand, and for the beautiful floral of
ferings. May God's richest blessings
rest on you all.
MRS. ROSA TUGWELL.
Londoners Go to Bed Early.
How early we go to bed in London
is shown by a census of underground
passengers. The last trains in various
directions carried respectively 45, 18,
19 and 25 passengers. So hard are
our war habits to cast off. But, in
deed, 10 o'clock was bedtime for a mul
titude of Londoners even before the
war, and in that multitude were, and
are, quite a number of prominent busi
ness men., Your professional man
seems to sit up later, and fashion,
naturally, rarely retires till dawn.
London Times Weekly.
Samvat is an abbreviation of the
Sanskrit word Samvatsara, which
means year. Samvat is the method of
reckoning time used generally in India,
save in Bengal. Christian dates are
reduced to Samvat by adding 57 to the