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',. I h *n, f IC G O L , T of your money by beong S-- -- itr COVINGTO, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1920. SPECIAL MIEET POLICE JURY FRIDAY 19TH Resolution Passed Whereby Contracts A, D and C May Be Awarded. ENGINEER BUIE HALF, SALT BAYOU Vote of Grateful Apprecia tion Given to Mr. Buie. Covington, La.. Nov. 19, 1920. The Police Jury met on the above date in special session to discuss road matters, with the following members present: Theo. Dendinger, Jr., H. N. Fendlason, C. M. Poole, J. M. Smith, R. C. Cooper, Emile Single tary, W. H. Davis, M. P. Schneider. J. B. Howze and Emile Burkenstoca. The morning session was occupied in the discussion of road matters with Duncan Buie, Chief Highwa. Engineer, and it was moved and sc- onded that the meeting adjourn un til one o'clock. Afternoon Session. On moton utly sec lluid the foi lowing resolution .as adopted: vyou s-, t.:e iowest b.ds for Roadb A, D and C amount in the -ggre gate to the sum of Four Hundred and Forty-two Thousand ($442,000) Do.lars, and Whereas, the Parish of St. Tam many shall be required to set aside the sum of Two Hundred and Twen ti-one Thausand ($221,000) Dollars t~ , .te, its ..sare and portion of the costa thereof, and, Whereas, the said Parish has avudan.ae tor the construction ano hardsurfacing of such roads only One Hundred and Seventy-one Thou sand Five Hundred and Fifty-five (il 1,5O0) dollars, and ý, hereas, the H:ghway Department on account of the urgency of the de manua made upon it by the other pari :hes of this State for appropria t.ons for immediate use, has formal ly notilied this body that unless suchi bids are immediately accepted and " ontracts awarded- in aceordance with the terms thereof, it will be Impe:led, out of common justice tc the other parishes, to withdraw from the Parish of St. Tammany the sume heretofore set aside for the construc tion of the roads detailed above, and Whereas, the Highway Depart ment, in order to enable the Police Jury to award contracts for the con struction of Roads A, D and C, has agreed and consented to contributi Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars over and above the fifty per cent of the actual cost of the contsruction of said roads, and Whereas, the withdrawal from Salt Bayou of Thirty-two Thousanu ($32,000) dollars of the Sixty-seven. Thousand ($67,000) dollars hereto fore set aside for the construction of said roads, and Whereas, the contractors have vol untarily agreed to reduce their cor tracts at least Eight Thousand Dol lars, therefore Be it resolved, That the President of the Police Jury be and is hereoy directed to accept for and on behal Of the Parish of St. Tammany bids for Roads A, D and C, whose ac 1eptance has been recommended uy the Highway Department, and to af Ox hi estgnature to the contracts t, - t drawn up and prepared in accord nace with such bids. Be it further resolved, That th. awarding of contracts A, D and C, as above detailed, shall be entirely con tingent upon the Highway Depart ment for the State of Louisiana, and the Federal Government consenting to construct and hardsurface Sait Bayou Road upon a fifty-fifty ,basi3a out of the funds for the year 1921. Be it further resolved, That thi body, through this medium, express . to the Honorab:e Duncan Buie, chie of the State Highway Department 3f Louisiana, our grateful appreciation for the liberal manner in which Ih bas contributed towards and endeav ored to co-operate with us in the construction of our public roads. Yeas: Theo. Dendinger, Jr., H. - . Fendlason, ,. M. Poole, J. M. I - .mlt, R, C. Cooper, W. H. Davis, 'Emile Singletary, M. P. Schneider. J. B. Howze, Emile Burkenstock. Nays: None. J. B. HOWZE, President. F. J. MARTINDALE, t Secretary. On motion duly seconded the fol- I lowing resolution was adopted: Wheeras, the Good Roads Com- I leeison for the Parish of St. Tam- I Rany heretofore set aside for the i gonstruction and hard surfacing of t , -t Bayou Road Sixty Seven Thou S nt ($67,000, Dollars, and t Whereas, the Highway Depart-t D. eat of the State of Louisiana, thru i the$ Honorable Duncan Buie, has - agreed with this body to construct 1 :and hardsurface the entire Sa:t aayou Road on a fifty-fifty basis, and 1 Whereas, the contribution by the I SHighway Department towards Salt t & Bayou en bles the Police Jury to e 'Wlthdraw Thirty-two Thousand Dot- I 1r -3 of the Sixty-seven Thousand Do'- I 151 heretofort set aside for use on the saaid Salt Bayou Road, therefor", I (Continued on page 6) r C MEETING OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD HELD ON NOVEMBER 12 y Supt. Lyon Instructed To Sell Colored School Site At Sun. BUSINESS OF I THE MEETING - Mr. John L. Haller and Mrs. J. C. Burns Trustees Covington School. Covington, La., Nov. 12, 1920. a The St. Tammany Parish School Board met in the office of the Super intendent on the above date with Mr. s N. H. FitzSimons, president, in the chair, and the following members present: T, J. O'Keefe, Ward 2; N. H. FitzSimons Ward 3; W. W. Talley, Ward 5.; Dave Evans, Ward 6; I. H. Keller, Ward 7; Geo. F. Bancks, Ward $; W. J. Aebgstjan, I Ward 9; Wm. Oswald, Ward 10, and a quorum was present, On motion of Mr. bebastian, sec onded by Mr. Keller, the minutes or the last meeting were approved as printed in The St. Tammany Farmer. The Superintendent read his re port and also report for the Eli m'entary Supervisor, and upon mo tion by Mr. Oswald, seconded by M,-. Sebastian, they were approved a read, Moved by Mr. Sebastian, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the superintend ent and president be instructed to sell the ten acre Sun colored achoo: house site for cash. Carried.. Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Keller, that the superintendent be instructed to pay the railroad transportation of the Lacombe child ren to Mandevi:le for five months, or for the term, out of the general fund, it being understood that this is done instead of placing a second teacher in the Lacombe school. Carried. Moved by Mr. Oswald, seconded by Mr. Evans, that the superintendent be authorized to pay for cups and cash prizes won by public schoolb and school children at the 1920 Par ish Fair, provided an itemized list of all winners be furpished showing exactly what was won, and for wljat purpose. Carried.. Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the superintendent be authorized to pay for a silver cup to be awarded the Savannah Branch school as an award for the best score 1 made in the school parade at the 'Parish Fair by any rural school. Carried. Moved by Mr. Bancks, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the superintendent and Executive .Committee be request ed, to prepare an amended budget 1 showing estimated revenues and ex- J penses for the school year 1920-21, 1 and that this budget be presented to the Board at their meeting to be held on the first Friday in January, 1 1921. Carried, Moved by Mr. O'Keefe, seconded by Mr. Sebastian, that the following J trustees be appointed for the Tali sheek school, with a request that they shall have their regular meet ings on the last Friday of eacn month: Warren Thomas, A. G. Parker and Hardie Richardson. The I motion was carried unanimously. I Moved by Mr. Bancks, seconded by I Mr. O'Keefe, that Mr. John Hailer a and Mrs. J. C. Burns be appointed I as trustees of the Covington school a to fill vacancies caused by the death of Mr. J. E. Smith and Mr. T. E. Brewster. Carried. A letter was read from J. L. Cop- '1 ing, of the Audubon school neigh- s boyhood, asking for assistance for the purchasing of school books for his children. Upon motion by Mr. Oswald, seconded by Mr. O'Keefe, it was voted that the request be tablei until the Sixth Ward Director have a time to investigate the merits of the , case. On motion of Mr. Talley, second- c ed by Mr. Sebastian, the following trustees were appointed for the Sun white school: T. M. Talley, N. W. Watts, M. Otzenberger, L. Cooper and W. W. Hays. On motion duly seconded it was voted to adjourn until 1 o'clock. Afternoon Session. The afternoon session was called to order by Mr. N. H. FitzSimons, i president, with the same members pres~nt as in the morning session, ii with the addition of Mr. George R. Dutsch, of the First Ward. A bill-from Mr. J. E. Blackwell, for storing of the Folsom school transfer during the summer vacation of 1920 for $5.00 was presented. Moved by Mr. Sebastian, seconded by Mr. Evans, that the School Board h pay $3.50 for the storing, and that A for all new contracts written in th- ti future, it shall be specifically stated that the successful bidders shall care for and store the transfers owned by 1 the School Board until the next con- A tract for that same route is award - n ed. Carried. Moved by Mr. O'Keefe, seconded ft by Mr. Keiler, that the school re- a cently opened in the Poplus neigh- 1i borhood in the Second Ward be known as the Mansfield school, an:l i that the following shall be appoint ed as truste William Mansfield. Richard Anth y and Thomas Pop- a lus. The mno n vit carried. Moved by Id, secondel by Mr. O'Keefe, . . race Post be reimbursed forahe i, aid by ner I ST. TAMMANY PARISH EXHIBIT AT STATE FAIR r.f .r ,,r .~* .r ST. TAMM ANY AT THE STATE FAIR. The St. Tammany 'Parish Farm Exhibit rook fifth place in competi tion against fifteen other parishes of Louisiana. The scores of the par ishes competing are: Ouachita wan the first premium with a total of 474 points,- Bossier being second with 229. The other parishes competing and their scores follow: Lafayette, 229 1-2; East Baton Rouge, 212 1-2; St. Tammany, 145 1-2; Beauregard. 142 1-2; Grant, 142 1-2; Tangipa hoa, 133 1-2; Franklin, 117; La fourche, 109 1-2; Allen, 83.5; Rich land, 82; St. Helena, 65. It is nteresting to note that St. Tammany parish won over the other Florida Parishes sending exhibits, NEW WELL FOR FIRE DISTRICT SOON TO BE BUILT Mr. Jacob Seiler, president of the Covington Fire Association, has just closed a contract with E. A. Rene for the tsil4ing of a brick reservoi~' at the corner of Lockwood and Co lumbia street. Mr. Seiler real zing the necessity for such a reservoir for fire protection in that vicinity start ed a subscription among the prop erty owners and merchants of that section and the following amounts were subscribed: Covington GCrocery & Grain Com pany, $100; Mrs. N. Seiler, $75; turns Furniture Comilpany, $50; E. Haik, $50; St. Tammany Ice & Mfg. Co., $50; Alexius Bros. & Co., $Z5: Consumers' Economy, $25; Mrs. P. Burns, $25; Kentzel Printing Shop, $25; W. R-. Badon, $25; Peoples' Bakery, $25; L. M. Bourgeois, $25; J. C. Burns Co., $25; S. D. Bulloch, $25; Mrs. E, Peyre, $15; F. Patecek, $ý0; Thomas J. Champagne, $10; Chas. Theobald, $10; H. G. Menetre, $10; Mayor Robt. W. Badon, $5. The reservoir will be built under ground'at a cost of $610, and wi.l measure 18 feet in diameter by 14 feet deep, water to be supplied thru a four inch main by the St. Tammany Ice & Mfg. Company, and will holi approximately 17,000 gallons of water, Mrs. S. D. Anderson returned last Thursday from New Orleans where she spent several days. DANCIS AT THE SOUTHERN. Wednesday, November 24th, the young men of Covington will give a dance at the Southern Hotel, the sum realized to go to the Red Cross. There will be a good band and the occasion is being looked forward to with considerable pleasure. --0-- Mr. C. E. Schonberg writes from Chicago that he is enjoying the weather, notwithstanding there is snow on the ground and the ther. mometer stands at 30, but he finds Chicago much larger than Coving ton. In that respect he is somewhat like the Chicago people who come to Covington.. They are delighted with it, but they find Covington much smaller than Chicago. Well, any how, our sidewaks reach all th3 way across the street. FOUND - A gold buckle, with "Girlie" engraved on it. Owner may have same by paying cost of this ad. Apply Bulloch's Drug Store, Coving ton, La. FOR SALE-Ford touring car, 1917 model, in running condition. Address P. D. Z., care of St. Tam many Farmer, Covington. n20-3t for the transportation of Waldheim school children to the Parish Fair. It being understood that this amount should come from District No. 11 tax fund. Carried. Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Talley, that the meeting stand adourned, subject to ca'l. N. H. FITZSIMONS, President. ELMER E. LYON, Secretary. beating Tangipahoa by three place.; and St. Helena by eight places. As fifth in standing St. Tammany won $150.00 in parish premiums. while the individual exhibitors ma:( ing up the parish exhibit won about $80.00 in premlumns, giving the to tal premiums won by St. Tammany $230.00. Ribbons were taken with sugar cane, sorghum, corn, rico. seeds, grains, syrup, honey and honey products, vegetables, truck, pota toes, and other fairm products. On account of the fuil premium list not be'ng completed by the State Fair officials we regret not being able I to give a list of the individual win n'ngs, however, as soon as this is received we will publish same in the columns of The Farmer. List of State Fair winnings from BUIE HELPS US OUT OF LOTS AND LOTS OF TROUBLE At the meeting of the police jury, yesterday, the situation was greatly relieved by the attitute of Engineer Duncan Buie. _B~his liberality and cu-operation, a situation that has been very trying was relieved and tne way opened not only for the award.ug of contracts A, C and 1i, out prooably the construction of the salt Bayou road, ultimately, to the intersection of the Mayneld road. Mr. Buie offered to go half on this road up to a cost of *80,0u0, giving X40,000 aid. This practically insures building the Hammond road, Covington, Man deville, Lacombe and Slidell road. The vote of thanks given Mr.. Buie by the Police Jury was well earned, and he will have the thanks of every body who is interested in getting the roads built. Resolutions of ac ceptance were drafted by Mr. Mor gan, AUTOMOBILE FACTS AND FIGURES. "An idea of the growth and im portance of the automobile industry may be gained from 1919 statistics recently made public by the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce," says N. H. FitzSimons, manager or the F. G. C. Auto Company, local dealers in Chevrolet passenger and commercial cars. "The capital invested in 1919, no: including parts and accessories, equalled $1,015,443,338. This ex ceeds four times the capital of all New York City Banks by $126,043, 338.00. "The number of miles traveled per passenger 'by automobile last year was 50 per cent greater than by railroads. "1,974,016 new cars were pro duced in 1919, and it is interesting to note that this was more than enough to give one to every child born the same year in this country (1,353,792), and to supply the 1917 baby crop in France (343,319). "The total number of vehicles in use in the United States on January 1, 1920, was 7,558,848. This is ons for every fourteen persons in the country. And if these cars were placed in a row only four feet apart they would completely encircle the earth. "The introduction of these fact3 and figures is interesting. 'First among finished products' is the posi tion of the motor vehicle industry in the nation's business. At the same time it is one of the basic in dustries. The motor car is the now transit of the country, to which the time of the individual and the hand ling of short haul freight has been attuned. From a comparative toy on novelty It has become a necessi ty of to-day. "Nearly one-third of the output is used in agriculture." LIST OF DEAD LETTERS. Folo-.ving is the list of dead let ters remaining in the Covington po-t I,.Ice: R. Leslie Bell, Mrs. Coldies, Mr. Corcoran, Mrs. G. C. Coughlin, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Desforgeo, Miss Flor ence Farmer, Ralph Lockhart, Chas. Lee. E. L. Larnce, Miss Lucille Page, Miss Lara Scott, Mrs. OQsie Sharp. Sý. Tammany Parish in the Poultry Department: Dark Barred Plymouth Rocks--H. J. Roy, Covington, second cockerel, $1; second pullet, $1; third pullet, ribbon. R. C. White Wyandottes--B. W. Brown, Chinchuba, first cockerel, $2. Toulouse Geese-Mrs. X. Frey, Covington, first gander, $2; first goose, $2. Poultry Club Department. Single Comb White Leghorns-H. Langenhenning, Mandeville School Club, 6th cockerel, ribbon; 1st pul let, $2; 3d pullet, ribbon; 4th pui let, ribbon. (These winnngs are from twelve entries made from St. Tammany par ish poultry, all getting ribbons ex cept two Leghornrr pullets. SA YOUNG PRIZE-WINNE Ii I--U----.< Wi. Paul Thibodaux, Jr. This is a picture of William Paul Thibodaux, Jr., affectionately called by his family and playmates "Billy." He is laughing because he won third prize at the St. Tammany Parish Fair for one dozen fall tomatoes. Billy was 5 years old l& April and when his Daddy planted Irish pota toes last spring Billy begged to let him have a few hills of potatoes of his own. Daddy consented and showed him how to plant them. How those potatoes did grow! They were as tall as Billy, and when they were dug not a potato on them any bigger than a marble. Daddy planted Mexi can June corn where he planted his potatoes. Billy's first crop was a failure, but he insisted on planting some of the June corn where his potatoes were planted. The* corn grew beautiful, and was two feet high. One unlucky day Billy's sis ter, Emma, was letting the family horse graze on the grass around her flower beds near Billy's cor--well the horse :w'e the corn dawn as well as the grass. So Billy's second crop was a failure. His Daddy consoled him by showing him how to set out some late -tomato plants. Those to mato plants grew as luxuriantly as the potatoes and corn had, and this fall when Daddy was selecting some of his Mexican June corn to send to the Fair, Billy insisted on sendin; his tomatoes. NOTICE, In order to ameliorate the do mestic labor condition in the Town of Covington, I would ask all ladies who employ colored female help to co-operate by sending in to the Sec retary's Office at the Mayor's Court the names of colored female help usually employed by them with sug g stions as to whether service is sat isfactory or otherwise. By special request of ROBT. W. BADON, Mayor. NOTICE. The next examination of applicants for teachers' certificates will be helui in the office of the Superintendent on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29, 30, and December 1, for whites, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 and 4 for colored. ELMER E. LYON, n20-2t Superintendent. * COMMUNITY HOUSE WILL * ENTERTAIN YOUNG FOLKS * THANKSGIVING NIGHT * Thanksgiving evening will be * celebrated at Community House * by entertainment and refresh * ments for the young folks. SEC'TY TO PRESIDENT, O WHICH ONE? Richard Washburn Child and James B. Christian, one of Which will very probably be the secretary to President Harding. Mr, Chris tian (above) was secretary to Mr. Harding during his campaign. Mr. Child is a New York lawyer. and wrlter.@ Both have been men tioned as probable choice. ' COV. FIRE ASS'N ELECT OFFICERS FOR ENSUING YEAR Covington, La., Nov. 17, 1920. Meeting of- Covington Fiire and Benevolent Association called to or der at 8 p. m., Jacob Seller, presi dent, presiding, and the following members present: J. Seiler, R. H. Fergeson, J. D. Lambert, J. L. Smith Aug. Vergez, F. P. Marsolan, H. J. Ostendorf and W. E. Boes. Minutes of last meeting read, re ceived and adopted. Chief's Report. Chief J. L. Smith reported verbal ly on fire at Gabe's Tavern. Small lre occurred on roof caused by sparks. Damage very slight. Same extinguished by W. E, Boes and J. D. Lambert without necessity of an alarm. Committee on Fire Limits. Chairman J. L. Smith reports hav ing appeared before the Council but no action as to determining limits taken, though Mayor Badon appoint ed committee from Council to meet committee from Fire Department to work in conjunction and determine a permanent fire limit. Jacob Seller reports progress on underground, reservoirs. it. H. Furgeson reports that $627 has been collected for purchasing a new Ford chassis, and that said chassis is now in his possession. This will put the Fire Department in first class shape. The secretary submitted the fol lowng report: I beg to hand you this my erport as secretary since taking office as assistant secretary, to date: Dues collected ....... 22.50 25 per cent retained .. 5.60 Turned over to P. J. Lacroix, secretary.. 16.90 Voucher spaid out: W. E. Boes, salary for September ......... 50.00 Cum. Tel. Co., 2 phones 3.25 250 postals .......... 2.50 W. E. Boes, for October 50.00 L. Wehril, chassis .... 500.00 L. Wehrli, bal chassis 91.00 Cum. Telephone Co ... 3.25 WE Bo'es, stamps, en velopes, etc., ...... 1.30 $701.30 Of above amount $552 was co. lected and turned over to P. J. La croix, treasurer, by R. H. Furgeson. I now have on hand to turn over to treasurer: Dues ............... 7.50 Applications ...... 1.00 $8.39 Of this amount there is commis sion on dues due me, $1.88, and on new app:ication, 50 cents. Respectfully, W. E. BOES, Secretary. Housekeeper's Report. I beg to tender this as my report since last meeting: All apparatus in good condition and ready for duty. The No. 2 pump has been repaired and is o. k. As )EDICATION OF iT. CATHERINE CHURCH OCCURS iMADISONVILLE People Flock From Over the Parish to Attend the Ceremonies. BISHOP LAVAL OFFICIATES Knights Columbus Partici pate, Headed by Grand Knight L. Nalty. All roads led to Madisonville Sun day, Novembeo 7th. Friends and relatives came by buggy and on horsc-Sack, b boa.t anid car. Grand Knight L. .sally headucd a delegation of Knights of Columbus from Ham mond and Ponchatoula, while Mr. Adrian D. Schwartz, Grand Knight of Covington, marshaled a number of Knights from St. Tammany parish. A great body of people witnessed the ceremonies incident to the dedi cation of the new Church of St. Cath erine, Martyr, by Rt. Rev. J. M. Laval. The Bishop, coming from Chin chuba, was met 'at the ferry by the children of the confirmation clasq, the Young Ladies Sodality and the Knights. A procession thence wend ed its way to the church where in a gracious speech Miss Ethel Badeaux, on behalf of the congregation, bado the Bishop a cordial welcome. In fell itious words His Lordship ex pressed appreciation of the senti ment. During the ceremony of blessing the exterior of the church the Knights were stationed around as a guard of honor. When the doors were flung open the Bishop and as sisting clergy, singing the Litany, advanced to the sanctuary and the people gathered inside in such num bers as to tax the capacity of the edifice. With His Lordship presid ing Rev. Othmar Bliel celebrated sol emn high mass with Rev. Alphonse Bock as deacon and Rev. Bernard Neybor as subdeacon and Rev. M. Hebert as master of ceremonies. Present in the sanctuary as deacons of honor to the Right Rev. Bishop, were Rev. Jos. Koegerl and Rev. J. M. Canlombe. Local talent, assist ed by Karl and Holger Kohnke, of Covington, composed the choir, di rected by the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Rev Jos. Koegerl, who had been pastor of pdadiscnville for twenty years, preached the sermon. The°-church is the donation of Mr, Theodore Dendinger and family, in loving memory of wife and mother, Mrs. Catherine Dendinger. Th's (Continued on page 2) SCHUlTZ ON WOMAN'S SUFF RAGE. I am here to-night to speak about the ladies and I love the subject. Am I right? Why, certainly. Now commence with the beginning of the commencement. Man was the original article and consequently he is an invention. Woman is the improvement on the invention, and there is more modern improvements in this town than any place I ever saw. Am I right? Yes! Yes! Why, certainly! Woman is man's better half; but when you get married look out for courterfeit. In ancient times men bought their wives; well, they do yet. Why, in the days of the uncivilized nations a good wife was worth four cows. Is man worth that much? No sir! You can buy the best look ing man for a yellow dog and still have change coming. Of course all the women are not worth four cows. You can buy an old maid for a dozen of eggs, and eggs ainst very high either. But I want to tell you fellows, that if a woman ever votes (which I suppose now she will do) we can see our finish. There is one consolation, we (Continued on page 6) - 0--- COITTON GLNNED IN ST. TAM MANY PARISH. There were ginned in St. Tam many parish, prior to November 1, 1920, 375 bales of cotton, as conm pared with 512 to the same date in 1919. per your instructions, chemical was at Fair Grounids from 12:30 p. m., Oct. 20th, to 10 a. m., Oct. 25th, inclusive, but was never put in operation as there were no fires. W. E. BOES, - Housekeeper. The following officers were then installed for the ensuing year: Jacob Seller, president; H. A. Mackie, vice-president; W. E. Bees, secretary; P. J. Lacroix, treasurer; J. Louis Smith, chief; J. D. Lam bert, assistant chief; W. E. Boes, housekeeper; R. H. Furgeson, chief mechanic; N. J. Seller, tankman. Dr. J. F. Bouquol, physician; Aug. Vergez, mechanic pump No. 2. New member: James Smith. There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and carried that the meeting adjourn. JACOB SEILER, President. W. E. BOES, Secretary.