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,FiCande OD"T The t. Tammany Farmer $2 . wib Dcrvber, Help boost the pish.b D. H. MASON, Editor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1920. VOL. 46 N. 16 COVINGTON TO MEET WITH HIGHWAY PEOPLE Burlington Highway Merg ed Into Mississippi Valley Highway. COVINGTON IS ON THE ROUTE Proposition Is One of the Biggest Things In Highway Building.. Covington worked hard for recog nition and was pleased to be placsd on the line of the B.rlington High v ay. This road was an important one to this section and its develop ment was expected to accomplish much for us. In the meantime the possibilities of the road have grown to such an extent as to make it t ie greatest highway extending into the South and its name has been chang ed to the Mississippi Valley Highway as more suitable to its objects aa1 purposes and the extent of the terri tory it will cover. It will be under the mangaement of the Mississippi Valley Highway Association and will bring to the new name the assistance of many ,prominent men interested in the venture. Covington is especially intereste.I in this highway. It will extend "from the iron mines of the fa: north to the sandy shores of the dis tant south." There will be a me't ing of citizens to discuss matters rel. ative to this highway at the court house to-day (March 6th) at 2 p. m, All citizens are asked to attend thit meeting. The ladies are especially invited. The Mississippi Valley Highway has been recognized by the Missis sippi Valley Highway Association as the ONE ROUTE that is located In the proper place. Therefore the As sociation is asking that each and every city, town and village ma ch to double quick time and meet the present demand for a strong, soli organization from the North to the South. Nothing short of a combin ed organization in each and every town will serve to take care of the present demand to complete the Mississippi Valley Highway and put all opposition to flight. Arrange to be present and you will learn much that will prove of value in the road building and the future of your community. The "Townsend Bill" now before Congress provides for the expendi ture of $425,000,000.00 in building Federal Highways under a Feleral Highway Commission. Seven states are now busy bulli ing their part of this highway. 0 U. S. INCOME TAX EXEMP1T NOBODY. Nobody Is exempt from Income Tax An obligation is laid directly on the shoulders of each citizen and resident to consider his own case and to get his return in on time if one Is due. With each return showing a tax due a payment must accompany the return in the full amount of the tax or at least one-quarter of the tax. All returns for 1919 must be filed on pe before March 15. Must Show True Figures. In figuring up his earnings for In come tax purposes a person must take Into consideration all items of taxable income, and each item itself must be accurate in amount. Guesses and es tlmates must be avoided, for the re (Continued on \page 6) INCOME TAX IN NUTSHELL WHO--Single persons who had net income of $1,000 or more for the year 1910. Married .ouples who had net income of $2,000 or mere. WHEN-March 15, 1920, Is final date for filing returns and mak ing first payments. WHERE-Collector of internal Revenue for District in which the person resid s. HOW-Full directions o. Form 1040A and Form 1040; also the law and regulattons. WHAT-Four per cent normal tax on taxable income up to $4,000 in excess of ,exemptlon. Eighr per cent normal tax on balance of taxable income. Sur tax, from one per cent to sixty- 1 five per cent on net incomes over $5.000. Remove skid chains as soon as pos sdble after a rain. Dust inside of casings with tale gp Sinserting tubes. 1 Don't attempt to run the ear oP the electric starter, ltop when there is an acctident, whether it is your fault or not, and tender all assistance possible, An Inventor has designed an auto aoebile spark plug with a ventllating$ chamber surrounding the shoulder to permit circulation of air and lessen 1 breakage by overheating. ST. TAMMANY ICE & MFG. CO. MAKES A BIG IMPROVEMENT Company Prepares to Meet the Increased Demand for Electricity. A FINE DIF~EL ENGINE INSTALLED Heavy Concrete Foundation Now Being Constructed By Charles Jenkins. No one who has been watching Covington can have failed to notice the great improvements in the busi ness of the town and especially in the manner in which it is conducted. Stores have put on the dress of metropolitan institutions, windows are attractive and there is a general air of up-to-dateness in appearances. This shows that things are moving along in the right direction. All this means the use of more electricity in lights and machinery, and the St. Tammany Ice & Manu facturing Company has been put to it to keep up with the demand. This has been made more difficult by the use of machinery inadequate to meet the demands made upon it, and ma chinery, like human beings, when overworked, wears out. The two machines in the factory have felt this strain and it has been known for some time that a breakdown might occur. A calamity of this nature was a very serious thing to consider, yet the difficulty of getting machin ery is like the difficulty of getting anything else to-day, only worse. However, Covington will be glad to learn that the company has at last secured a new engine that will sup ply the electrical needs and do it in first-class manner, The new engine is a Model B., ver tical, 120-horsepower, 4-cylinder, single acting, 4-cycle, with encloss I crank case, It is a Diesel. There is no better engine made. The town of Covington will share with the St. Tammany Ice & Manufacturing Com pany the pride of having an engine of this type to serve it. It will put Covington in the front line in its electric lighting. Mr. Charles Jenkins is now work ing on the heavy cocrete ftounda tion on which this engine will res. It will probably be several weeks be fore the engine can be put in place. No doubt the officials will have to appoint a special committee on re ceptions, because many people w ll be glad to see the machine in opera tion. So Covington has made,..an other step forward. WORK ON GOOD ROADS. The Good Roads Commission has had the surveys, plans and specifica tions worked up on the 3t. Tam many-Lacombe, the Middle and Mili tary Roads, all of which plans have been completed and will be reported to the Commission at its next meet ing, at which time the matter of ad vertising for bids for the construction of these roads will be taken up. The work on the three roads now under construction is progressing as rapidly as weather and other condi tions will permit. The Commission has received an other allotment of the Government trucks to be used in road construc tion. The last allotment of trucks came as shipped frOdm the factory and have not been used at all. As with the first trucks, they have been ex posed to the weather some but are in goo.d shape otherwise. PEROCEEDINGS OF TOWN COUN CIL OF COVINGOTON. Covington, La., March 2, 1920. The town council met on the above date in regular a ession. Pres ent: Robt. W. Badon, mayor, A. R. Smith, Emile Frederick, C. E. Schon berg, C. H. Sheffield, M. cP. Planche, H. A. Mackle. Absent: None. Minutes of meetings of February 3d and 26th read and approved. The report of committee on advis ability of bond issue, *was read. It was moved by A. R. Smith, second ed by C. E. Schonberg, that the re port be received and the committee discharged. Carried. The resignation of Mr. John L. Haller, as chairman of the Park Commission, was read. It was mov ed by H. A. Mackie, seconded by A. R. Smith, that Mr. Haller's resigna tion be accepted. Carried. It was moved rby A. R. Smith, sec onded by C. E. Schonberg, that rec ommendations made by the commit tee on revision be adopted. Carrie'l. It was moved by H. A. Macki". seconded by A. R. Smith, that the assessment rolls for the year 1919 be accepted as written and that a notice be published in the officmal journal that the tax rolls for the-year 1919 are now open for inspection. There being no further buginess he council adjourned. *Rf1BT. W. BADQN Mayor. L. A. PERREAND, Secretary, ~- 0-o--- No trapping or hunting allowed on my land. Agy one found trappinr: on my land will be prosecuted to full extent of the law, and will be hela responsible for stock killed or hurt by traps. mr6s .ROBT. H. VOSS. I MEDICAL CORPS USES RECRUITING TRUCK The automobile truck shown in the Illustration is used ~s a traveling recruiting station for the United States army general hospital No. 8, at Colonia, N. J., and is gaining a great many recruits. It was photographed In Broadway, near Forty-seventh street, while eon M way to Chicago. MILLIONS OF CAPITAL NEED OF RAILROADS The 650,000 American investors who directly own railway stocks and the millions, of thrifty citizens who have their savings in banks and :n surance companies invested in rail road stocks and bonds, are not guiar -anteed -against loss by the new rail road law, but they are assured of a large measure of protection. A careful reading of the Cum mins-Esch Bill makes it plain that it is the purpose of Congress to en courage the investment of new rail road capital by giving a fair deal to the nearly $20,000,000,000 of cap: tat that has thus far been devoted to the upbuilding of our transportation system, Hundreds of millions-yes biliPns -of new funds must be put into railroad building if our industrial growth is not to be stunted by a failure to provide adequate trans-| portation facilities. This new capi tal can--.ame only from the savings -t thrifty investors and these sav ings can ,be attracted only by mak- o ing railroad investments attractive. o There is no Alladin's lamp that can be rubbed to bring forth the dol lars needed .to build railroads. Bankers have no mragie touch where by. they can bring_.dollars out o° their vaults for the development of the country. . Banking institutions are merely a 'part of the machinery whereby the savings of millions of people are collected for the upbuild ing of the country. If the new law makes it possible to provide this flow of new capital for railroad upbuilding, it will bs one of the most constructive meas ures ever placed upon the statute books. The railroad industry to-day is not self-supporting, because two years of government control has r, suited in an increase in expenses far beyond the increase in revenues. The increased cost of operation is very largely the result of the great rise in prices for labor and materi als. The first task of the govern ment under the new railroad law will be to readjust railroad rafes to provide for this increased cost so that the railroads will be self-sup porting. Until they are self-sun porting, it will not be possible to a. tract new investment capital for them.---By Francis H. Sisson, vice president Guaranty Trust Co. -- NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. The public is hereby warned Jrom buying or selling cattle with the fol lowing marks and brand thereon: Brand, D. C. Mark, fig leaf in the left ear and upper slope smooth crop and split in the right ear, said cattle 'being the property of the late J. D. Cousin and are now owned by the undersigned, the widow and son of the said deceased. mr6-2mo MRS. J. D. COUSIN. N. J. COUSIN. SHERIFF BREWSTER BETTER. Everybody will be glad to learn I that Sheriff Brewster is much im proved. His trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, when the wbath Er was rainy and disagreeable, is re sponsible for his illness. The festive season this year was trying even to the strongest. ---- ALBERT CORNIBE. Died, at Mandeville, La., on Fri day, Feb. 27, 1920, at 1 o'clock a. I m., Albert Cornibe, beloved husband I of Mandeline Petrie and son of the ] late Joseph Cornibe, aged 63 years, I a native of New Orleans. Interment in St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 28th. 1 a t8:40 a. m. He was a resident of Mapdlevil'e for many years, and i. survivel by his wife and the following chidraa, Mrs. Albertine Flick, Joseph Cornibe, Mrs. Simon Wallace, Miss Bertha Cornibe and Jules Cornibe. ..---0----- BORN-To Mrs. Joseph Caserta, on Thursday, February 26, 1920, a girL COV. SCHOONER WRECKED ONE MILE WEST END It is reported that the Margaret' L. P., a schooner owned by Victor LeBlanc and running between Cov ington and New Orleans, was report ed sunk, Thursday night, in the violent storm that swept the lake, about a mile from West End. The schooner was in command of Robert Childs, and had a cargo of twenty two cords of wood and twenty-two barrels of tar. It is said the wood belonged to Mr. Lansing, of Coving ton, and the tar to Mr. Tony Gabrlel. The Melvinna Anderson was also wrecked. It was loaded with lum ber, It was owned by Clarence Cov erman, of Springfield. The crews of both boats were saved. The Times Picayune gives the following account of their rescue: After owners of several large boata at West End had refused to take a chance and go out into Lake Pont chartrain "Tharsday4sight to' rescue crews of the storm-wrecked schoon ers, Margaret L. P. and Melvina An derson, Adam and Neo Pong broth ers, living at the lakeside, staked their lives, braved the storm in a skiff and rescued nine sailors who weie almost frozen when taken ashore. The Pons brothers nearly lost their lives in attempting to save the nine men on the storm-wrecked vessels. Persons on the shore advised them not to attempt to brave the perils of the storm by going out into the lake, but the brothers insisted that they could fight the waves and save the men who had been calling for help since early in the afternoon. When nearing the Margaret L. P., which was about a mile off West End and just a short distance from tae other schooner, the small skiff near ly turned over. Both lifesaveri wore boots and rubber coats but both were wringing wet when they reach ed the banks. Police Hurried To Aid. Motorcycle Patrolman Edwin Fre mont, detailed at West End, notified police headquarters early in the night about the wrecked schooners and Clerk George Crowan dispatched a patrol wagon with Edward Ca3 lomes and Joseph Quin to assist 'n the rescue. The nine sailors-all of them ne groes-had been without Tood or water all day and had stood in the water for six hours. They were tak en in the patrol wagon to the First Precinct Station. Most of the ne groes had homes in the city and wert allowed to go home and change their clothes. Both sch6oners were caught in tue storm which swept Lake Pontchar train early Thursday afternoon. Some of the oldest residents say i. was the most severe storm on the lake in many years. Late Thursday night, when the rescue was made Dby the Pons brothers, the waves were breaking over the sea well at West End. A - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Poelstra have returned from New Orleans where they spent the carnival period guests of Mrs. J. S. Thompson. -.---. - LIST OF DEAD LETTERS. Following is the list of dead let ters remaining in the Covington post Alice: E. H. Anthony, Mrs. Julia Ball, Miss Jennie Cook, Miss Elizapeth CGannon, Miss Gladys Dufour, Mrs. Evelyn J. Harrell, Mrs. Lenora Lem ons, Mrs. Delphine Matthew, Mrs. Fred Ordenaux, Mrs. Lucy Permon, Kemp Rogers, Mrs. Margery Rollins, Miss Emma Sparft, Lewis Talley, Miss Lee Williams, Willie Meaner Williams; Mrs. Ester Williams, Miss Rozeleater Williams. JACOB SEILER, Postmaster. -------- POLICE JURY. There will be a regular meeting of the Police Jury on Tuesday, March 9th, 1920. F. J. MARTINDAIE, Secretary. COVINGTON HAS BIRMINGHAM GRAPHITE COMPANY Prospectus Being Prepared and Soon Read to be Presented. COVINGTON SITE NEAR CARRE MILL Four Buildings and Switch ing Facilities Will be Built Immediately. The prospectus of the Birming ham Graphite Company, manufac turers of Theromestic paint, w'il soon be ready. This is the company that will have its headquarters locat ed in Covington and expects within the next month to be erecting build. ings on its site purchased near the Carre mill, in Covington. There will be four buildings, including ware house, manufacturing rooms, office and laboratory. The paint manufactured by this company is not an experiment but has been tried and perfected at the Ardmore plant in Oregon, under the supervision of Mr. John F. Nolan, who owns all rights in the formular and who conducted the business of the Nolan Company and who will have charge of the property of the company here. The Nolan Company will become a part of the Birming ham Graphite Company. Mr. M. L. Hinchee, who is largely interested in this company and who was instrumental in establishing the plant here, 'says that work will be commenced very shortly in building switches 1o the factory yards and that all work will be expedited as far as possible to insure an early introduction of the paint in the Souithern markets. Mr. Hinchee also expects to build up an export busi ness of some dimension, as the paint. is particularly adapted to structural iron protection as well as other buildings and vessels. He also be lieves that quite a local demand will be created as the advantages of this paint becomes known. The bringing of this- paint factory to Covington is another evidence of the good work of the Association of Commerce, which now has in con ideration several other ventures of Lmportance to Covington. AT PARKVIEW THEATRE. -Parkview Theatre presents this laturday, March 6th, Hale Hamilton in an exceptionally good drama en titled "After Hie Own Heart," five reels. Op the same program will be a one-reel cartoon comedy. There will be a matiness at 4 p. m., and prices will be 10 and 20 cents, plus war tax. The program for Sunday will con sist of Edith Story in a five-reel fea ture entitled "As the Sun Went Down," and in connection with this will 'be a two-part Big V Comedy anl the Universal Weekly. Doors open at 4 p. m.; prices 10 and 25 cents, plus war tax. The management is glad to an nounce to its patrons that it has se cured two splendid programs for' Tuesday and Thursday of next week. )n Tuesday, March 9, will be pre sented Corinne Gritfith in a six-reel special attraction entitled "The Climbers." On the same bill will be presented a two-part Vitagraph com edy. Doors open at 4 o'clock, and prices will be 10 and 35 cents, plus war tax. On Thursday, March 11, we are presenting a big double attraction onsisting of Mary Pickford in "Tne Heart of the Hills," and Charlie Chaplin in "Sunny Side," with the ,sual 4 o'clock matiness. On Thursday, March 18, we are going to present Norma Talmadge in 'A Daughter of Two 'Worlds," and on the same bill with this will be presented Bud Hamilton in a tor. eel Lehrman comedy entitled "The Twilight Baby." Constance Talmadge has been booked in "A Temperamental Wife" or Tuesday. April 6, and "Virtuous Vamp" for Tuesday, April Z0th. Only pictures of greater magni tude are presented on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. There are 4 o'clock matinees every Tuesday, "hursday, Saturday and Sunday. N(OTICE TO ROAD MATERIAL The Good Roads Commissioqrf St. lammany Parish will receive sealed .ids or proposals up to 12 o'cloes, noon, Monday, March 15, 1920, in heir office at. Covington, La., for he furnishing of approximately 35,000 cubic yards of road material tc be put on the Covington-Slidell, 3lldell-Pearl River, Slidell-Salt Bay u, Covington-Pearl River, Bush-Tal Lsheek, Covington-Sun roads. Bids re invited on both sand-clay gravel nd washed gravel under the State and Federal Aid specifications f'r hese materials. IBidders will state he earliest date at whl7 h delivery csan be started if bid is accepted. Bidders will also give location of pits rom which they propose to farnilsh his material. IOOD ROADS COMMISSION OF ST. TLMMANY PARISH, art-It I NARROWESCAPI OF CAR RUNNIN( INTO MOVING FREIGHT I Auto Driven by Two Wo. men Crashes Into Mov ing Freight Train. DAMAGE SLIGHT NO ONE IS HURl Cars Backing on Covingtor Crossing Not Seen By Occupants of Autb. Automobile drivers can tell ol many hairbredth escapes, where hung on the dispensation of kini providence, and these near-a:ident are usually due to the recklessena: of the other fellow or to the ,iudder refusal of some part to work prompt* ly. When a car is found upturned in a ditch it is usually due to some sudden and unexplainable temper ol the car. The driver never leans sc hard on the accelerator that the back wheels jump over the fronu wheels, although we once saw a darkie driving on the Madisunvilie road, so sound asleep that the mulle stayed on the side nearest the grass where he could look at it growing on the cutover land adjoining, whin happened to be on the wrong side driver a'th a cranky steering gea'r might easily have ditched him ba'3ra he found out that the darkie owned the road. IBut last Wednesday a more serious situation arose when two ladies driv ing a oar supposed to have come from Hammond drove straight into a slowly moving freight train being switched on the tracks of the N. O. G. N. With a screech and hands up. the car crashed into the freight at the rate of adout ten miles an hour. It struck just between two cars, and was ,being dragged around to the point of overturning when the prompt action of the flagman who had seen the inevitable collision com ing, brought the train to a stand still. ' Fortunately the car was pot dam aged beyond bent fenders and ituns, and was able to go on its way. The ladies escaped bruises but were bad ly frightened. They did not know how it happened. Evidently they Matters of Interest to the Farmers of St. Tammany By Parish Arent BACHEMIN Our sandy type of soil, most typi cal of St. Tammany parish, is ideally adapted to the growing of fruit, par ticularly the peach, plum, apple and rear and more of these fruits should be grown on every farm and in every yard, ,but before this is undertaken cne must bear in mind that success ful producing of fruit is only the out come of care and attention, and tha same principles applied to every other crop applies to orchards, with the addition of pruning and spraying. 'Pruning is used to control fruit and flower production both as re gards the quantity and character o the product. Pruning is the only effective means of combatting cer tain plant diseases. Pruning, prop erly done, lengthens the life of toe tree by protecting it against decay caused by breaking or improper cut tming of 'branches. 'Pruning is not hard work, but must be done care fully, taking into consideration the type or habits of the individual tree. Spraying is a term applied to the application of materials to combat and fight or destroy the damages caused to orchards by insects and plant diseases, and is known gener ally under two headings: dormant sprays and foliage sprays, and often give better results as the trees in their dormant stage are void of leaves, hence, insure the use of a safer and stronger and heavier aprli cation of spraying material. Foliaga sprays are always much weaker and used mostly to produce clean and better fruit. The pruning of all fruit treea can be safely done up to the time the buds begin to swell. The pruning should consist of removing all dead wood, deoayed or rotten branches. and thinning out generally when the branches are too thick or where they run lateral to each other. The main object to be accomplished in pruning is to allow plenty sunshine and a free circulation of air, after all un necessary wood is removed. The San Jose scale is at present destroying all of our fruit trees, and the insect which should be eliminat ed before we can successfully pro duce fruit on a larger scale. This can be easily accomplished by ap plying the lime-sulphur solution as a spray. Any one wishing to do any prun Ing or spraying before our fruit trees begin to bud must do so within the next few weeks. I shall be glad to assist any one desiring information along these lines. Please write or phone me and I shall endeavor to find your troubles and help you out. I might add that it is useless to re plant trees every five or six years, on account of the old ones dying out. This is unnecessary and can be pre vented by taking care of these old trees. Again, these old trees are FIRST SHIPMENT OF SYRUP WAS MADE ON LAST WEDNESDAY Car Made up of Three Thou sand One Gallon Cans In Boxes. MAY BECOME A PER MANENT INDUSTRY Grading, Labeling, Packing A Big Job For The First Shipment. Does any one know the amount of work required to grade, mark, brand and put up in gallon cans a car load of syrup consisting of three thousand gallons? Well, it is some Job. This car load was shipped Wed nesday to the Gulf Lumber Company, at Fullerton, La., and it was made up of syrup made in this section. It has brought to the shippers more than the home markt price, and what is better, it has started something in the manufacture of syrup. It probably means that more acres will be grown and that ultimately we will have a syrup mill in which all the cane growers of this section will be interested. For years there has been, off and on, movements for the establishment of a central mill, but the chlef obstacle in the way has been to se cure an acreage that would guaran tee a profitable business for the mill. The shipment of this syrup is the first step in introducing St. Tammany syrup and building up a market for it. As a cash crop there should not be any difficulty in securing enough growers to supply such a market regularly and to increase its scope. Also, the building up of one mark et means the building of others. Sweet potatoes should be very profit able, grown in large quantities and shipped in carload lots. With im proved potato houses so that the market would be reached at its high est price, this is an industry that should pay well. did not see the train moving badk across the street before ' fright deprived them of motion. Let us be thankful. always the source of infection to the young treea planted near them. The planting season Js close at hand and I want to call to the at tention of.every farmer the import ance of good seed and the scarcity of same this year. This is rather a late time to think of getting seed, especially that we are almost ready to plant, still I venture to ask: how many farmers now have all the seed corn they need, and how many have selected this seed corn from the field last year before filling their cribs? Quite a good many did, but the ma jority knew they should but merely kept putting it off thinking it would be cheaper and less trouble to buy seed from their neighbor or from their merchant. This practice is good, but the merchant can not always vouch for the pureness nor the germinative strength of same. These are a few of the many reasons in favor of field selection of seed. Velvet beans, soy beans, cowpeas and peanuts are also very scarce and extremely high in price, and we have been warned that the supply is far below the demand, therefore it would be well to think of these legumes, keeping in mind that more of them we plant this year, either to turn under, graze or hog-off, means much less commercial fertilizers to be bought for the next year. Potatoes grow abundantly in our soil and are a good marketable crop which can be followed by June corn. but too much emphasis cannot be placed on the imnportanceeof planting a seed potato free from scab. Of course, treating our seed with a formalin solution insures against and checks the increase of the scab, but certainly it will not increase the vitality that was lacking in the scab infested seed, therefore be sure to use good seed potatoes that are sound, healthy and free from scab. Sweet potatoes are a gift to us, still we do not show our appreciation. If we did there would be over tweany fve storage houses in St. Tammany parish. The average yield in our parish is around 250 bushels to the acre and that with little cultivation and hardly any fertilizers, and we are thankful to say, very few insects or diseases affect this crop, providing we use seed free from the sweet potato weevil. The Nancy Hall and Porto Rican or Key West are all m arketable potatoes and can be eeasily cured kept in storage houses and sold around May or June when the bank potato is gone, and always commnd a fancy price. Any information that your agent can get for you along the lines of pure or good seed, fertilizers or treating seed against diseases shall be given with pleasure if you will let me know your wants.