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W. L. ROUNTREE, Publisher TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA.SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1921. NEW SERIES, VOLUME 9, NO
IEFORM OF PARISH
IELEGATES TO CONSTITUTIONAL
CONVENTION HEAR PROMI
WOULD END SCHOOL BOARD
Two Ordinances Introduced Provide
Per Commission Form of Rule
Delegates Meeting Clear the
Decks For Action.
Baton Rouge, La.-With organiza.
tus perfected and a set of rules put
Aito effect, the Constitutional Conven.
tse has cleared its decks for the se
rios business for which it is called
into existence-that of writing a new
eadamental law for Louislana.
Some of the big issues that con
bast the delegates have begun to
ohew themselves. One of these is
arish government reform. Two orai
Maes. on that subejet were introduc
d reostly, one by Mr. Clinton of
Tueas and one by Mr. Hardtner of
lallae. Both ordinances provide for
semission government for parishes
a i abolish police juries and school
beards. Mr. Clinton's ordinance fol
"All of the business affairs of the
aurea parishes, including public
. eIals, shall be governed by a com
'1ldsal composed of three commhis
*hmers, who shall be elected by the
qual .ied electors of the parish.
f;t "'te commissioners shall be known
the commissioner of finance, the
iCmmdoser of public work and prop
s1, andthe commissioner of educe
"'hsy shall hold office for a term
S1tar years and shall receive for
I: services such salary as may no
S1by the General Assembly which
f shabll not be increased or dimin
daring their term of office.
S SGeneral Assembly shall, by ap.
.hClte legislation fix the qualifics
SQ dauties and compensation of the
be graded as between the various
and shall apportion the cost i
taing the commission be
Sthe parish and school board."
I '. Nardtner's ordinance provides:
- _ the management and conduct 1
'd arish affairs snal be aelegated
S 1e o mlssiloners, elected at I
e m each parish, much as par- I
lstIems, schools, roads, bridges,
end asesments." a
of these two ordi I.
has preciptated a fight at the I
o the convention. Mr. I
0S Mr. Hardtner have re -
algarmanes of strong support 1
Se delegates and are fortying
hlor the attack.
t eltiseas of the countryI
nled to address the Constt- t
CAtvtesto in resolutions intro
Mr. Burke of beria, Mr.. Bar
Serlnae and Mrs. Wilkinson of a
Mod adepted by the conver- t
apelfied are ex-Governor ,
at llitse on th merging of e
ts; Walker B. open
Orleans on reform of the
lams M. Milling and; L.
t bShreveport oN taxationa
; Rudolph Hecht and
. Saunders of New Orleans
tatioua sad inances; P. M.
i n Gr e Omble of New Or
Stoasr Dowlonr o De boto
semob, W. o. Hart on neet.
t an.a oa delinquent girls.
cad was gives s- -
at the Burk resoltio' t
. -A beet eatertai
tM them ams Theater hor o
baA netted $148. fe
Parmers am very le
eering their corn land d
t plamt thecrop nam
- - lord Parishes' C
will gsave a luacheon
Ose eotel, to which ap- to
i1 ass prominent In all wi
were Invited from tic
et Taaglpshes St. Hele- ar
tbi aew rod that is
In the Becoed Ward e
ig aimin gpper Bayou
oatsrse report that ex
Ib.Ym laid trm Belle nu
to what is known a tam
rsempleted as faras us
p tim us ad with car th.
klW b received daily, wa
that anr delay will p1
la completng the ma
* J. MIlon, demon
SW Mrs. Wille Pierl- me
agent, have mm
tl teMaers in the cec
that on the frst wa
short c.4urat, poi
I at the Normal hoi
mth et August. pr
-Jeteed at the m
ImPa yJ*, Mayor T. I
Hsd a 'cieenup, tivi
followed a lengthy debate. Mr. Burke
sal dthe convention would have plea.
ty of time at its disposal while await
ing the appointment of committees
and pointed out that his resolution
provided that the addresses should be
delivered during the recess periodb.
Rural sections of the state are be
ing heard from in opposition to the
1L plan to abolish Justices of the peace
and ward constables. Members of
the Constitutional Convention receiv
ed a memorial from 1,200 Justices of
the peace and constables protesting
against the passage of any ordinance
tD hat would have the effect of abolish
ing those offices. Many of the dele
gates received personal letters from
country citizens strenuously objecting
ds to the creation of parish courts and
the abolition of justices of the peace.
Women will be required to pay poll
tax for 1921 under an ordinance in
troduced before the Constitutional
a. Convention recently by Delegate Phil
ut Arras of the Ninth ward, New Or
n. leans. This would be a requirement
e·. for them to vote in congressional elec.
td tions in 1922. After that year they
w will go on the voting rolls under the
same requirements as men.
n- Payment of a poll tax as a requisite
to to voting will not be necessary under
is the provision of an ordinance intro
ii- duced in the Constitutional Conven
c- tion recently by Mr. olcombe of East
of Baton Rouge.
) Completely overshadowing all other
)r issues, the problem of a revision of
Slosuisiana's taxing system promises to
31 furnishthe most hotly contested ques
1- tion before the Constitutional Con
SThis is pointed out by the conversa
c tion eof the delegates inthe first week c
of the convention. Everyone of them a
has come to Baton Rouge with certain i
fixed ideas of taxation firmly lodged
in his or her mind.
e Two ideas appear paramount among ti
the delegates. One is that the rate b
of taxation has reached its limit. The c
other is that more money is needed re
for the government, both local and e
r state, to function properly. to
a The solution then lies in providing a
h means for catching the tax-dodgers e
. and also for the equalization of taxa- V
tion in order that each person or con- iI
corn shall pay the fair share of taxes t"
due by them. .
e "'Uniformity and equality of tazxa d'
° tion" is .the theme uppermost in the a
s delegates' minds. This is taking the
t form of a demandthat every man pay
taxes in conformity with those paid by hi
his neighbor. Among the country t
delegates there is a persistent stand t
that the owner of Idle cultivable land A
I shall be assessed the same value as rE
t his hard working neighbor who keeps
his land in cultivation. With the city a
delegates there prevails the same in
sentiment that a man who is holding M
.property for speculative purposes sad o
not developing it in accord with
neighboring property shall be assess- er
ed on the same basis as his neigh- of
The suggestion made by the spe
clial tax commission appointed by the M
last Legislature to study tax reforms, C,
that an Income tax be levied aroused
a wave of opposition. As the dole ca
gates arrived in Baton Rouge a week C,
ago for the opening of the constitu- Fp
tion they made no attempt to hide hi
their disapproval. The end of the i,
week, however, was featured by a lee- th
sening of the opposition. re
The tax commission's recommends
tions for an income tax received fur- the
ther back later when the Board of to
State Affairs ina a report to Governor the
Parker and the Constitutional Conves- mla
tion urged the adoption of "an income me
tax in lieu of our present tax on in- 5t
tangible and certain kinads of personal I
Houma.-Reent statements eo the
three banks in Houmas show those in-l
stitutlons to be in Suorshin condi
Natchitsch h--Deginsag the week g
of July ,4 ofe.s summer of 1f1, Pro of
foessor Ralph I Johnson, D. ce. o GA- i
rard College, Pennsylvans, will giv No
lecture, hold round tables, and con- wa
duct cllnlCes here at the Normal S totS
mer School for Teachers.
Natchitoches-The Chamber of
Commeree received a number of in. the
quiries recenutly from parties wishing AI
to purchase land near this city or lots sr
within the city lits. Buldlg activi- .n
ties have been resumed her and thee ten
are now in the course of construction ste
twenty-two homes, ranging hom
three-room cottages tq more preten
Houma--Houms udoubtedly has
experlenced the mildest winter in a to
number of years. Moderate tempera
tnure have prevailed and durlag the 11
past month of PFebruay, which is us- B
ually considered the most severe of
the year, no uncomfortable weather
wasu experienced. As a result all
planted crops of this section arme in N
much more advanced stage than is Dan
nsually the case at this sean.
anmmond.--The Ladies' Improve
meat LeagUe held its regular monthly
meeting at the Hammond studio, re.
cently when business of importance tpi
wasu transacted. The treasuger re. cor
ported the fund for the community bee,
ouse as being $1,712 and that $1,500 dise
previously bad been invested in Hsm. beti
mond buildling and loan stock. of t
Houma.-A meetiuag of the o
tve committee of the Tserreabum
Jhapter of the Amerien Red Cres ee I
waus held reeutly at the erousm,
S1 Happens About This Time Of ear I
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SHIARDING TAKES UP
GIVES INCREASED ATTENTION TO
r ROLE AMERICA IS
Washington.-As the new adminis
tration settles down to a working ba
sis, both President Harding and his
chief advisers are giving increasing
attention to the country's foreign re
So far as diplomatic appointments
are concerned, it was said authorita
tively today that no final selections
have been made, but that in several
cases the field of availables is nar
rowing toward a decision. The near
est approach to a choice is reported
to be Myron T. Herrick of Ohio as
ambassador to France, a post from
which he resigned early in the first
Wilson administration. Another who
is regarded as practically certain to
return to the service is Henry Lane
Wilson of Indiana, former ambassa
dor to Mexico, who is mentioned fre
quently in connection with the am
bassadorship to Italy.
The question of Mexican relations
hinges upon the ability of the new
administration of President Obregon
to establish a regime thul4will win
American recognition. Jett what the
requirements for such recognition
should be is occupying officials here,
and it is possible that some pointed
intimations may go forward soon to
Mexico City. Much as the adminis
tration hopes for a full restoration
of diplomatic relations with the South
era republic, there is little evidence
of confidence that a formal recogni
tion may be possible in the near fu
President Harding discussed the
Mexican problem today with R. B.
Creager of Texas, who has been sug
gested for ambassador to Mexico in
cas of recognition, and later Mr.
Creager talked with Undersecretary
Fletcher of the State Department,
himself a former ambassador at Mex
Ico City. The impression was given
that conditions to be required for
recognition were discussed.
Situation of the American troops on
the Rhine has been brought forcibly
to President Harding's attention by
the recent advance of the allied forces
into Germany. The only announce
ment made here has been that the
State and War departments are in
accord with the policy of the previous
administration ,in so far ha it provid
ed for non-participation in the allied
advance, and that withdrawal of the
American arms/ is not immediately
Railway Lean Approved.
Washington. - The Interstate Cos
merce Commission approved a loan
of $92,000 to the National Railway
Service Corporation to enable the
New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Rail
way Company to buy equipment ata 1
total estimated cost of $2,135,000.
Pla Steel Mergesr.
Canton, Ohio.-Announeement of t
the proposed merger of the United
Alloy 8teel Corporation with the Ber
ger Manufacturing Company and the
United Furnace Company, all of Can- .
tom, was made by the United Alloy d
Steel Corporation. a
Eokhardt To Mexlee
Berlin. - Heinrich von Eckhardt,
lormer minister to Mexico, will return c
to the post he formerly held in that 3
country. Since his return here a a
1919, be has been in charge of the i
Spanish-American dtivisa of the For- p
Gas Prie is Cut.
New York.--The Standard 011 Con.
pany of New Jersey has announced a r
reduction of a cent a gallon in the ex. ti
port price of r2fned oil and gsoline. a
Much Typhoid Fever.
MemzphIp Tenn.-With 44 cases of
tphold 'lever tin the county, city and it
ounty health athorities have as yet 2,
leen unable to fnd the. cause of the oi
isease, which is about evealy divided K
etween Memphis andthe remainder Ii
It the county.
Dvie Leaves Leun.
Lmade. - John W. Davs, mtiring
,ntted States ambamadar to OGeet
ritatM has loe Lans hr Sa thamp. is
- S is wa re Oe W ated m9me d
RS CAUSES BIG ROW
TO SENATE LIKELY TO POSTPONE
CONSIDERATION UNTIL SPE
ns- Washington. - The first ruction t,
ha- the Harding administration developed
his when the president sent a message to
ing the Senate urging immediate ratifica
re- tion of the treaty providing that the
United States pay Colombia $25,000..
nts 000 as balm for the loss of Panama.
ita- Republicans who feel that the Co.
ons lombian treaty represents an at
tral tempt to besmirch the reputation of
lar- Theodore Roosevelt with the imputa.
Mar- tion that he incited the secession cf
ted Panama were up in arms at once. The
as demonstration of hostility was such
Om that administration leaders practical
Lrst ly abandoned hope of ratifcation of
rho the treaty at the present special ses
to. sion of the Senate. An effort is now
me being made to obtain an agreement to
'sa- take up the treaty on a fixed date in
rre- the forthcoming- extraordinary session
Lmu of the Sixty-seventh Congress.
The president's message was re
)ns ceived and read in secret session and
ew was not made public. It is said to
ton have )een very general in nature and
Win did'fot enter into a.discuslsion of the
thmeritdof the treaty. Mr. Harding a
ion merely expressed the desire for quick I
re. action on the ground that ratification
was necessary to restore cordial re- t.
to lations between the United States and a
1i- Colombia. The moment the reading n
ion of the message was concluded, Sen. E
th Hiram Johnson was on his feet de. tl
l manding consideration of the treaty in 1
open session. In this he was support. ti
fu- ed by Senators Borah, Lenroot and
Kellogg. They declared that In view P
:e of the precedent set by the Senate dur-.
ing the consideration of the treaty oft
[ Versailles it would be most unfortu. I
in nate to revert to the old practice of ci
r. considering such a matter as the Co. A
lombian treaty behind closed doors. if
i, They said that the treaty had already h
e- been discussed In the open. Senator b
or Johnson called attention to the fact V
charges have been made repeatedly at
by Democratic senators against Theeo- tl
Iy dore Roosevelt in connection with the C
ly part he played in the Panama revolu. -
b tion and he wanted an opportunity to
answer these assertions in public.
In Daugherty Names Aid. w
s Washington. - Attorney General to
I. Daugherty announced appointment of d,
Sd James A. Fowler of Knoxville, Tenn., be
ie as his special assistant. Mr. Fowler, s
ly who was formerly an assistant under ex
Attorney General Wickersham, it was
explained at .the Department of Js.
ce, will assist Mr. Daugherty in ef
Sfecting reorgalauatioa of the depart
he Daugherty a Cardinal. te
S Rome.-Dennis J. Dougherty, arch. di
'a bishop of Philadelphia, has taken his
1lace among the princes of the churchb
after a secret conaistory at which
Pope Benedict announced the creatior
of of six new cardinals.
r Two Children Burned.
ie Tyler, Tex.-Two children of Mr. w
n. and Mrs. W. P. Pruitt, were burned to
py dehth recently at their home six miler 8
north of Tyler. Cl
Names Fall's Suooeser
t, Albuquerqe, N. M.-Governor Me.
w chem announced that he would ap. C
tt point H. D. Bursum for United States '
w senator to succeed A. B. Fall. Br po
e ium's home is in 8ocorro. He is Re. NE
r- publican national commmitteeman for It1
Firm Retains Ofioers.
>. Houston, Tex.-All directors were ho
a re-elected at the annual meeting of ali
c. the Houston Oil Company of Texas at n
, a stockholders' meeting here. Au
Flying Cadet Killed.
a San Antonio, Texn. - While attempt. I
i in to glide to a landing Seld from a t
t 2,000-foot altitude, Walter C. Reams Gil
e of Perfection, Mich; a fyiag cadet at PSi
a Kelly field, was killed almost lutamgt se*
r ly here. e
Louelana Bank Robbed.
hreveport, La. - The Beak of
r( eainie, at Bnenville, wa. sbibe of
I -l tare tnin liberty la Isirg
Jewelry and ether vaMem gm,
d.emue bme J e ss. e
I SPEIAL SESSION
WILL BE CALLED
IN MEANTIME PRESIDENT WILL
PREPARE MESSAGE DEALING
WITH DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.
TAX REVISION IS CERTAIN
April 11 Is the Date Set For Special
Session of Congrese-New Ship.
ping Board is Considered
Bonus Bill Up.
Washington. - President Harding
has informed a committee of sena
tors that he has decided to call the
Sixty-seventh Congress into special
session on Monday, April 11.
In the meantime the president will
formulate his program of tax and
tariff revision and other domestle
legislation which he will recommend
in his first message to the new Con
gress the day after it assembles.
Whether he will read his message to
IE Congress, as did President Wilson, or
revert to the written communication
of the presidents from Jefferson to
Taft, Mr. Harding has not decided,
he told the committee of senators,
headed by Republican Leader lodge
when it called on the president to
inquire if there were any further ex
ecutive business to lay before the
special session of the Senate before it
adjourns. Mr. Harding requested
that the Senate remain in session to
receive and consider further appoint
ments which will include, he hopes,
the members of the new Shipping
& Following the visit from the sena
tore the president received James A.
h Farrell, president of the United States
1 Steel Corpoartion, whom Mr. Hard
ing wants to commandeer for chair
man of the Shipping Board. The pres
ident had invited Mr. Farrell to come
o to Washington to discuss the matter.
Whether Mr. Farrell had accepted the
appointment was not disclosed otl
lowing the conference. Earlier In
the day the president had discussed
d merchant marine nuestions with
o Frank Munson, shipowner.
d Walter Brown of Toledo, O., who
was an ardent Roosbvelt Republican
and a bmIg h councils et the
k Bull Moose iry, was a luncheon
* guest of the president. It Is reported
that Mr. Brown is likely to receive
an important diplomatic appoint
ment. Information at the White
House does not bear out reports that
, the president, up to date, has asked
Myron T. Herrick of Ohio to return
to Paris as American ambassador.
i The president has sounded the Re
publican members of me Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations on his
t projected appointment of Col. George
Harvey as ambassador to Great Brit
cin and found no objections raised.
Antagonists of Mr. Harvey in private
life have started propaganda against
him, saying that the Whte House Is
being flooded with protests. At the
White House it was said that no
such protests have been received, but
that on the contrary the selection of
Colonel Harvey was being warmly
urged in every quarter.
Auto Accident Fatal.
Harrison.-Bart Clark, taxi drivers
was killed and Mr. and Mrs Staple
ton were slightly injured when Clark
drove his automobile over a high em
beakment The machine turned over
several times in falling, and the drtv
er was caught underneath the
8Sn Jose. Costa Rles.-The Costa
Rican government has dismantled the
telegraph line on the Panamaa beg
der, the legality of this line has bee
disputel by the Pnamanian govers
meont in the premsent boundary die
Liner Is Floated.
New York.-Tuag have floated the
passenger liner Stavengerfjord, which
went aground at the southerly end of
Governor's Island. She was not dt
aged and continued her voyage to
Turks Handed Terms.
London. - The allied "Sprmeme
Conndl" has handed the Greek sad
Turkish delegates to London its pse
posals for estabHahing peace in the
Near East. An outllne has been pub
Plane Kills Wdmsn.
JacksLonville, Fla.--Mrs. A. Woollen
koff, 70, of Van Wert, O., was killed
almost linstantly at Pablo Beach when
an airplane driven by Monte Rolte of
AIgusta, OL, struck her.
Steamer Reported Sinking.
London.-The 8psalnish steamer Ido
nita is in a sinking condition west of
Gibraltar, according to a wireless dit
patch received by Lloyds. The British
steamer Haworth is standing by
rescuing those on board
New Spanish Cahidet.
Madrid. - Iny former alslters
asve be h es for piees in tb
- Suanleb emamnt wMas ha.
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