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fical Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish Official Journal of the Joard of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
xv. WELSH, dJEFFERSON D)AVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY MAY 21 1915. NUMBER 72
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JESTERN REFLECT IONS.
goSpring well advanced and the
growing these hot days like
SBean Stalk, the time has come
bg,. conslderation to the question
I.tlystion. Outside of the sugar
00 d rice fields the farmers of
yijWest Louisiana have done but
,deep plowing in the preparation
h eir lands for planting, and the
sjnence is that few drops are in
0ton to stand any amount of dry
much less are they able to
having their roots torn and de.
Sby deep cultivation.
:efore, throw away your turn
and use light cultivators and
1 hp baps timely to emphasize the
,.ons good which Southwest
shas farmers can get out iof their
ollege of Agriculture at Baton
SThat institution is the biggest
Sthat Louisiana has: hence it is
lagetbat the farmers of the State
,anotrisen up and demanded that
gIr tax money, instead of being
. rded in the creation of useless
j and the fattening of sinecure.
W gpoliticians, should be devoted
,lipping their Agricultural afid
;MWlcJ College to the point where
agaeet the needs of the sons and
tersof a half million farmers of
t farmer ought to be the best
stelman in his community. He
to know a thousand secrets of
jaatmosphere, of seeds and grow
pints, of sunshine and rain, of
Sand fertilizer, of the various
Isdaes of engineering and the me
cal arts. Agriculture is and
to be Louisiana's greatest indus.
It follows then that the foremost
ofthe State is to provide for their
the best there is in the line of
ion salited to rural pursuits.
i: men the farmer should exalt
tore, and the business men
to do so too, because from it he
The biggest hivestmnimt that
a could make, from every
tfrom which the q(Iestion
ae considered, would be to put
ahalf million dollars ii build.
pment and lands nj .;_-s ry to
the State Agricultuir:l Colege
the men and wiWnIn h;iio ar.
more gold out of the farms of
within the next f w years
ever come out of the mines
otma, Peru, Alaska a-d the
from the beginning until now.
connection Professor E. L.
Sof the Chair of Animal Indus'
that great College, advises this
that a number ol students are
to find employmewt on the
Of Louisiana during the vaca*
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intelligent, some of them with consid
erable experience, and that such wages
as their services may be worth to
those who would employ them, would
be acceptable. While they need the
wages yet the pecuniary compensation
is a secondary consideration, certain
credits being given them in their
studies where they make satisfactory
records in practical work on the farms.
We hope a number of these young
students will findl places on farms in
Southwest Louisiana during the Sum.
mer. The advantages will be three.
fold: the boys will be helped: the State
College of Agriculture will be adver.
tised and some of the boys, pleased
with their experiences, would come
back to us after graduation and devote
their finely trained faculties to helping
us build up Southwest Louisiana. If
you can possibly make use of one or
more of these young men, write to
Professor E. L. Jordan, Louisiana
State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Young Friend Poverty is
No Barrier You can
The one thing absolutely necessary
to success is the rugged determinationi
that makes a fellow grit his teeth,
clinch his fist, and say "I can because
I will" Your place in the world de
pends not upon circumstances, but up
on you. Whether or not you will at.
tain a high position in the work of your
choice; whether you will give orders or
only take them: whether your pay will
be "wages" or `.salary" all this de
pends upon y o u r determination.
First, last, and all the time, he wins
that turns a resolute face to the grim
old world, and answers its challenge
with an unflinching "I can succeed"
Every man that wills it can be a suc
The supply of "average" workmen is
usually greater than the demand
That is why the unskilled live so often
in dread of idlenlesi, with its specters
of humiliation and discouragement.
Tie market for untrained help grows
narroweir w:th every invention of a
labor-saving mnlarhine, and with every
invention of a lahnr-sýiving machine,
aa I with every inv:nt:i(nM or a labor
saving machine, and with every"exam
ination" safecu (rJ akdopted by states
or employers. The demand of today is I
for trained :mcnill qu.iniiied to ans
wer satisfactorilv the world's unavoid
able "What Can You Do?" Every
busy business office demands the keep
ing of books, the handling of cotton,
the filling in of contracts and other
legal documents, shorthand, typewrit
ing, or the operating of a telegraph
key. Young man, young woman, san
you do things for which the business
"Clean.Up and Paint Up"
All Together for a Better Hometown
i Everybody Get
Behind the Broom
THE PENLTY OF
By 8. W. Inglish,
Fire Prevention Expert
Every time youi hear the cry of
"F'Tire!" you can be almost absolutely
safe in thinking that someone has
been careless. Fires don't happen.
They are the inevitable result of
combinations of preventable things.
When analyzed to the last equation
it will be found that carelessness is
the root whence spring nearly all
What a penalty industry pays to
carelessness! Fire is the great de
stroyer. The wealth of a generation
can be wiped out in but a brief hour.
Why not fight fires before they
start? Why not so conduct your
habits and so keep your premises
that when the fire demon wants to
offer your savings as a sacrifice he
will pass you by, just as those of
Egypt of old were passed over when
the sign they had been told to place
over their doors, were seen?
Too often when those who are
responsible from fire cry out they
are the victims of bad luck, they are
out paying the natural penalty for
their own carelessness.
If you want to keep down your fire
insurance rates, wage eternal war
fare against those things that ever
world ol-f t:;
to yours (d 1 V.II suc
ceett," ant r )' it1y ,
ingforcr t ýtss r1. SIate
confie 1. l. : ,it. ii coU vit1in.,
and the c, mterested in.
Make the ') I NOW. Tyler
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RURAL SCHOOL TERIM
SHOULD BE ETENDED
By P. P. Claxton,
U. S. Commissloner of Education.
In most States school days for
country children are fewer than for
City children. The average length of
school term in cities of the United
States is one hundred and eighty
five days; in rural communities one
hundred and thirty-eight days, a dif
ference of forty-seven days. In some
States the difference is much greater
than this average. In many counties
the average length of the rural
school term is less than one hun
dred days, and in some districts it is
less. On the other hand, in the
States of California, New York and
Connecticut, the country schools are
in session one hundred and eighty
days in a year, and in severpl other
States almost as long. The country
schools of Rhode Island are in ses
sion one hundred and ninety days in
If all children are to have an equal
opportunity for education we must'
even up the school terms of the
country and give to all country chil
dren at least as many days as are
now given to city children. One
hundred and eighty-five days of
schooling a year for all children will
not be too much. There are coun
tries in which the schools, both for
city and country, are in session from
two hundred and twenty to two hun
dred and fifty days or more in the
year. American children need as
much education as those of any oth
er country, and this applies to the
rural as well as urban districts.
FR IDAAY, MIAY 21, 8000 P. MI
Under the Auspices of the Welsh Civic League;
I For the Benefit of the Public School.
Music -.--------------------- Miss Tone Robinson
Chorus_ . __-----------------------Girls and Boys
Recitation _-------------------- Kenneth Carroll
Violin Solo . - Mr. Trappy.. Accompanist, Miss McLees
Music------- -------------- -_Male Quartette
Recitation------------------ -__ - Harold Boling 1
Song--- - ___------------------------Mrs. A. Benoit
j Dramatized Story . .--------------- Primary Children
Instrumental Solo --.-------------------. . Mrs. Mott
Recitation -.---------------------- Pauline Jones
Duet --------------------Misses Durio and McLees
SRecitation --------------------- Goldie Goldsmith
Song-____----- -___-__- - __--____ Miss Ethel Miller
Exercise -- .------ ------------------ Second Grade
Violin Solo - ----------------------- Mr. Trappy I
SRecitation_ --------------------- Marjorie Martin
Music.-- ---------- -------.. -- ..Male Quartette
1·NINS 'UUU·NU --·U 1·D·
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FIRE AT CROWLEY
A fire of considerable magnitude
spread over several buildings \\ednes.
'lay afternoon in Crowley. The blaze
originated on the roof of the Paul
Mark's tailor shop and spread north to
Fourth Street on Parkerson Ave. The
buildings destroyed were: Dr. J. G.
Cope's dental parlor, A. L. Rainguet's
barber shop, and Meyers Variety Store.
Crossing Fourth Street the business
buildings of L, Sternberger dry goods,
J. W. Miles plumber; Hehert's liarher
Shop, Domimick's fruit stand, Dr. In
gramn optician, Dr. A. B, Cross, D.
Grostend tailor, were attacked by the
flames but by heroic work of the fire
department `these buildings were'
saved. The loss on buildings is esti
mated to be from $12000 to $15000 and
on stock and fixtures from $6000 to
The Southern Pacific will operate a
special excursion train Sunday, May
23rd from Vinton to Rayne, leaving
Vinton at 7:30 a. m. Iowa 8;55 a. m.,
Welsh 9:20 a. m. arriving at Rayne 10:45
p. n0 same day. Returning train leaves
Rayne 7:00 p. m. The excursion com
mittee at Rayne is leaving nothing
undone to provide entertainment for
visitors. Fare $1.00 round trip.
FOUND;-Between Roanoke and
Jennings one rubber cover for Ford
automobile top, Owner can have same
by paying for this ad. Apply at this
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SCHOOL CLOSES JUNE 4TH,
Prof. Aylesworth has set June 4th
for the closing exercises of the school.
SThere will be no graduating exercises
this year and the closing exercise will
be limited to the usual concerts by the
different grades. The past year's work
has shown real progress in all lines of
work, and arrangements are being
made for some considerable additions
to the work and equipment of the
school next session. Among the most
interesting of these additions is
the mechanical training and domestic
science department. Additions to the
building will probably be made to ac*
comodate these departments.
The young ladies of the Philathea
Class of the Baptist Sunday School
were hostesses at a very pleasant
gathering at the home of Miss Eldia
Goodreau on Thursday evening of this
A delightful program was arranged
consisting of music and various games
closing with an old fashioned spelling
bee. The guests thoroughly enjoyed ev.
erv minute of the evening, while the
little folks romped and played up and
down the porch, hall and stairway to
their hearts content.
After the games the ladies served a
delicious course of cream and cake.
It was almost midnight before the
guests realized how far spent was the
muCe. mn.i evening.
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