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bsc1. MASONriber, EditorHelp boot the SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4,1920.
D. fl. IVIASON, Ediitor COVINGTON, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1920. VOL. 47 No. 3
Letter To Farmer Gives Mr.
Grant's Views of Com
mission's Attitude.
Question of Actual Saving
to Parish Discussed at
Length By Both.
s:ide:l, La., Nov. 30, 1920.
Editor St. Tammany Farmer:
Referrng to letter of Mr. E. G.
Davis and editorial published-in S'.
Tammany Farmer November 27th,
1920, relative to action taken by St.
Tammany Police Jury at their meet
ing November 19th, 1920, author:z
ing acceptance of "bids for roads
A, D and C."
Mr. Davis' letter says:
"At their meetiing on November
9th, the Police Jury had before them
the Road Commission's recommen
dation to reject these bids, for which
the Commission gave the following
reasons. The otal :owest bids fo,)
the construction of this entire road
aggregated $443,196.27, half tf
which was to be borne by the parish,
and amounted to $221,598.13. To
meet this latter amount the parish
has set aside $171,550, making a de
fcit of $50,048.13."
As reply to this statement, I refer
to the recommendation of the Good
Roads Commission to the Police Jury
as published. The reader will find
this paragraph:
"We would further advise that we
have every reason to bel:eve that it
new bids are called for, lower price.;
will be made. Reductions in costs
of construction and materials are be
ing reported, and this does not seem
to be the time for rushing Into con
That paragraph contains the rea
sons for the recommendations by the
Commission that the bids be reject
ed. All of the Commission's com
munication preceding that paragraph
was merely a statement of financial
A request was made by me for ac
count of the Commission that its
recommendation to the Police Jury
be published as a part of the record
of its proceedings at the meeting oZ
November 9th, 1920, and the Presi
dent of the Police Jury stated that
it would be done. Why it was not
done, I cannot say. Had it been
done as promised, there would have
been no occasion for me to publish
this record on my own account, and
by so doing, disturb the accustomed
equinlmity of our Covington friends.
My letter to The St. Tammany
Farmer and Slidell 'Sun dated Nov.
22, 1920, referred only to the re:
ord as it stands. The record speaks
for itself. <Mr. Davis is a party to
that record. At the time he signed
the recommendations of the Com
mission to the Police Jury, he was
very positive in his statements, as
far as I could understand them, that
the bids should be rejected for the
reason that they were too high, and
should be re-advertised for the rea
sog .that he believed considerable
lower bids could, and would be filed.
All the members of the Commission,
were of that opinion when its rec
ommendation to the Police Jury was
written and signed by them, and I
believe a majority of the Commis
sion members are still of that opin
ion, as Mr. Fatherree stated to me
unreservedly after the action of the
Police Jury at their meeting Nov.
19, 1920, that he had not changed
his views at all. .Mr. Davis has not
mentioned the matter to me since
that time, and I did not know that
he, as a member of the Commission,
felt any differently about the Com
leealon's recommendation, until 1
read his letter of Nov 25th.
However, the record as signed by
Mr. Davis has be.ep published in The
St. Tammany Farmer of November
27th. 1920, and along with it in
same issue of The St. Tammany
Farmer, goes Mr. Davis' letter ani
the editorial in that paper, all of
which can now be considered by the
taxpayers on their merits. I have
also received a letter from Mr. Davis
under date of Nov. 25, which he is
at perfect liberty to publish if he
sees fit to do so.
I am dealing with the record and
its relation to the resolutions adopt
ed by the Police Jury. Therefore, I
have no comment to offer at this
time on those portions of Mr. Davis'
l-tter and The St. Tammany Farmer
editorjal which do not relate to the
record. I am not seeking, and do
not wish newspaper controversy or
notoriety, but will not shrinit from
public discussion of any matter per
taining to the expenditure of ths
Good Roads' funds, if, and when, It
becomes necessary.
I have not heretofore dodged, anl
will not in the future try to evade
my full share of responsibility for
any expenditure from this fund au-'
thorized or recommended by the
Commis ;ion-so long as I remain a
member of the Commission. Like
wise whenever the Commission in
the performance of the trust com
mitted to its keeping is deprived of
any voir,, in' the administration of
that tr::st. I will not hesitate to call
publtc attent'on to the situation. I
would be fa we to the trust. to th.
Commis ion and to myself if I per
mitted either politics, expediency or
From left to right-Raymond Tre
pagnier, Will Efferson, Ado:ph Fred
erick, Jr. These boys write that
they are having a good time and are
pleased with theiir exverience in
Uncle Sam's Navy.
other condition to deter me.
When I find that I cannot accom
p:ish anything in that direction as a
member of the Commission, I will
then resign and fight to the best of
my ability for the protection of the
Good Roads' fund as a ciitizen and
taxpayer of St. Tammany parish, ani
this fight will always be made openly
and above board,
Yours truly,
Mr. Davis to Mr. Grant.
Covington, La., Nov. 25, 1920.
Mr. J. D. Grant, Slidell, La.
Dear Mr. Grant:-Mr. Mason, edi
tor of The St. Tammany Farmer, has
shown me your letter to his paper,
in which you make the following
statement: "I want the people of
the parish to know that the St. Tam
many Parish Good Roads Commis
s,on, of which I am a member, did
not approve the acceptance of these
bids, but on the contrary, recomu
mended their rejection."
As this statement does not express
my attitude in the matter, I am writ
ing a letter to The Farmer explaining
my views on the subject.
When the Road Commission rec
ommended to the Police Jury that
the- bids on Sections A, C and D be.
rejected, there was no alternative for
them, as the deficit of fifty thousand
dollars could not be made up by us
or the Police Jury. But, when Mr.
Buie comes along and offers to make
up $42,000 of the deficit, and the con
tractors offer to reduce their bias
$8,000, surely the Commission coull
not consistently insist that their rec
ommendation of two weeks previous
be followed. If the Commission has
the interest of the people at heart,
and it is their desire to secure as
much roads as possible for the parish
as speedily as possible, they could not
recommend the rejection of the bids,
as matters now stand; and while I
have not suggested such an idea in
my letter to The Farmer, I consci
entiously believe the Commission
should be disqualified if it stood in
the way of letting these contracts.
Very truly yours,
Mr. Grant to Mr, Davis.
Slidell, La.,.Nov. 30, 1920.
Mr. E. G. Davis, Covington, La.
Dear Mr. Davis:-- acknowledge
receipt of your letter Nov. 2bth yela
tive to bid; recently considered by
the Police Jury for construction ot
roads A, D and C.
I regret that I must differ with
you, out as we seem so far apart in
our ideas as to this matter, it is no;
liKely we can ever reconci.e our re
spective views.
in the first place, I cannot sub
scribe to your statement about Mr
Buie's part in the matter. He did
not, in my opinion, "make up $42,
000.00," He merely indicated how
that amount could be obtained by
taking $10,000 belonging to the state
road fund, and then addiing tT it
$32,000 to be taken from funds al
ready allotted to other parish roads,
thus permitting the making of con
tracts at what seemed to me to be un
reasonably high prices.
I am not clear as to the meaning
of the last paragraph of your letter.
If you mean that it is the desire of
the people to get roads built speedily
regardless of expense, then, possibly
your viewpoint might be justilied.
On the other hand, if you mean
that it is the desire of the members
of the Good Roads Commission to
build roads speedily regardless of
cost, then, in my opinion, the mem
bers of the Commission have not "the
interest of the people at heart." ii
they recommend the expenditure of
the taxpayers' money on contracts
made at prices higher than the low
est obtainable-even if a little fur
ther delay is caused by efforts (in th
way of re-advertising) to get lower
I have always felt, and still feel.
that the members of the Good Roads
Commission in handling this fund
(which the taxpayers probably
thought was placed in their keep
ing), should be guided in their ac
tions by the same general business
principles that they would observe if
they were spending their own money
In their own interest. I grant that
you have a perfect r ght to your own i
views, and I will t undertake to 1
change them.
After all is said With respect to
this particular matter, the fact re
mains that acceptance of these bid.;
was authorized at prices much higher 1
than was negsary, and that there
was plenty ogtime if which to re
advertise and get new bids. These
facts seem to be pretty clearly estab
lished by the results obtained in the
cases of Section D, which 1 am in
formed was re-advertised for one
week, and then awarded at more than
$10,000 less than the former lowest
As we are, in this correspondence,
discussing the public's business,
would it not be proper that our let
ters be published If you are agree
ab.e, I suggest you arrange for publi
cation in The St. Tammany Farmer
of your letters to me dated Novem
ber 25th and this, reply. Upon re
ceipt of advice from you that you
agree, I will arrange for publication
in The Slidell Sun.
Yours very truly,
Mr. Davis' Reply.
Covington, La., Dec. 1, 1920.
Mr. J. D. (rant, Slidell, La.
Dear Mr. Grant:-1 have your
favor of tae 30th ult.
I regret that you and I shou:d dif
fer in our opinions concerning this
rather important phase of the road
ru;,uing porgram, but I get satisfac
tion out or the knowledge that our
dinerences are now, and will con
tinue to be, honest differences.
In the third paragraph of your let
ter, you say "I cannot subscribe to
your (my) statement about Mr.
Buie's making up $42,000. He mero
ly indicated how that amount could
be obtained by taking $10,000 be
longing to the state road fund, an l
then adding to it $32,000 to be taken
from funds already allotted to other
parish roads, thus permitting the
making of contracts at what seemed
to me to be unreasonably high
prices." I did not understand Mr.
Buie to "merely indicate how that
amount could be obtained. He, in
person, advised the Police Jury that
he would furnish $10,000 additional
money out of 1920 Federal funds,
and that if the Police Jury would
withdraw $32,000 from the Salt
Bayou road allotment, he would give
Federal aid in the early part of 1921,
to an amount of $40,000, if neces
sary, for the completion of the Salt
Bayou road. These were direct
promises made by Mr. Buie, chief
engineer of the Louisiana Highway
Department, In writing, and I would
not think they' could be termed
"mere indications." If we can de
pend upon the promises of the State
Highway Department at all, surely
these particular promises should not
be looked upon as "mere indica
tions." Here let me call attention
to the fact that the only hope of the
Second Ward having a mile of road
cons:ructed within its boundaries is
pinned to the promise of Mr. Buie
that he will give Federal Aid in 1921.
Concerning the question of getting
our roads constructed as speedily
and cheaply as possible, I am quite
sure there Is not much, if any, differ
ence between us. I think that both
of us would have every dollar of the
road money buy as much as possible.
But the situation resolves itself
down to this: The Road Commis
sion has set aside $171,550 with
which to match government aid in
the construction of Sections A, :'
and D (our main parish road), and
we find that, after advertising this
work three different times, the total
of the lowest bids runs more than
one hundred thousand dollars over
the alloted amount, making the
shortage on our half of something
over fifty thousand dollars. Per
sonally, I think that lower bids could
be had at a later date and I used
every effort possible to get Mr. Buie
to allow a further delay, but he takes
the position that the year is ap
proaching the close and that he has
to allot the money to some other par
ish if we do not take it now. How
ever, in taking the position that we
could not readvertise, Mr. Buie made
it possible for us to solve the proh
:em by promising us enough addi
tional Federal Aid to make up our
shortage. In other words it was
made possible for us to buy the roads
in question without putting up more
money ourselves and without an in
definite delay, which would mean
additional expense. While a pos:
ponement of the bids and a readver
tisement of the work would bring
some cheaper bids, you will have to
grant that we could not expect theti
to be one hundred thousand dollars
(about 25 per cent) less than the
bid; that have been accepted. In
order for us to save anything, the
total bids would have to come in for
less than $340,000, which amount
itself is $100,000 less than the pres
ent bids, and I do not think we could
hope fir such a reduction within a
shorte time than six or twelve
month , if then. M~eanwhile What
would have becom of the Federal
Aid during this delay? My judg
ment tells me to take it while the
taking is good.
Further down in your letter you
say, "I have always felt, and still
feel, that members of the Good
Roads Commission in hand'ing th's
fund, should be guided in their ac
tions by the same general business
principles that they would observe if
they were spending their own money
in their own interests." You and I
are in perfect accord in this thought.
excepting that I can "go you one
better" by saying I think we should
be even more careful in spending the
people's money thbn in spending ourl
own. In spending our own money,
we have every right to do as we
please with it; we can take a chance
with it, if we see fit, or we can b"
arbitrary and say to the other fellow
"you meet my terms, or I wont doc
business with you." I do not think I
w.e could have this right in handling
pub:ic funds.
I am perfectly willing for our cor
respondence to be published in the
parish papers, and at your suggea
tion, am handing it to The Farmer.
and I understand that you will hand
the same to The Slidell Sun. How
ever, to get the full correspondeneo
before the people, The Sun should
have a copy of my letter to The
Farmer of November 25th. At that
time. I did not know you had given
The Sun a copy of your first letter.
Very truly yours,
E. G. DAVIS. a
Great Southern Lumber Co.
Conducting Campaign
of Education.
Paper Pulp Can Be Grown
On Lands Not Put In
(By The Great Southern Lumber Co.
Bogalusa, La.)
The Great Southern Lumber Com
pany has been ctudying the question
of forestry four or five years. Sev
eral times within that period Mr. M.
L. Alexander, Commissioner of Con
servation of this State has prevailed
on us to send representatives to
Urania, Louisiana, to observe the
work in reforestation, and conserva
tion of young trees carried on by Mr.
Henry E. Hardtner, under the super
vision of the Forestry Division of
this Department. We had, of course,
learned something from Mr. Hardt
ner's advanced ideas concerning the
utilization of cut-over pine lands for
reforestation. We have visited Mr.
Siardner's place more than once dur
ing the last year or two and largely
due to what we have learned from
these demonstrations, have arrived
at some definite conclusions, and
adopted certain policies which we
think are workable and permanent.
These, we are now practicing on our
own lands.
Seed Trees.
A few years ago we left standing,
as we thought, sulticient old trees to
reseed the land. Experience has
taught that these large trees are not
successful. Nearly all of them have
either died or blows down. The
cause of death in some cases being
electric storms, but principally, no
doubt, it has been due to a beetle,
which was pointed out to us by Mr.
Craghead, Entomologist, in the ser
vice of the United States Govern
ment. Subesquently we have relied
on the small trees left oehind the
logging crews to supply seed in the
future. A great many of these
small trees, especially when the land
was cut over in the hot summer
months, have died from the same
cause. The cutting away of the
other timber, and many times bruis
es incident to the logging operation,
sufficiently weakened the trees left
standing rendering them susceptible
to the attack of this particular kind
of beetle.
'We have now adopted a method
of clearing all the slash from around
the small trees left standing and in
addition we are entering the forest
in advance of the cutting, locating
our seed trees in schools or clusters,
painting a ring around them. In
structions are given to the men to
leave the seed trees thus selected
untouched. This is being done on
the theory that natural reforesta
tion or reforestation by natural seed
ing methods will 'be far mare eco
nomical than by artificial plantings.
Artificial Seeding.
Experimentally, we have fenced
800 scres of deriupled area near Bo
galusa, non-agricultural lands, most
of which we have plowed in rows
eight feet wide running East and
West; from four to six furrows plow
ed to each row. This, we are plant
ing to slash and loblo:ly. We be
lieve that within fifteen years cut
tings can be made on this planted
plowed area for pulp wood.
We have collected some four or
five hundred pounds of loblolly seed
which we are now sowing on the
plowed area. At the suggestion of
Mr. Austin Cary, and taking advant
age of this year's wonderful seed
crop, we have col:ected three thou
sand pounds of long leaf pine seed.
We expect to scatter these long
leaf pine seed on non-agricultural
areas of denuded land where Mr.
Forbes, State Forester, thinks there
is not sufficient seed trees left to
warrant a hope of natural repro
Our Purchasing Department has
been requested to secure prices on
wire fencing. As soon as we can
secure this, five thousand acres more
land will be fenced and where this
year's seed fall did not properly seed
the ground we wi'l do artificial seed
Land Classification.
The Great Southern Lumber Com
pany has applied to the Federal Gov
ernment for technical men to make
a geological survey of their lands in
order to have the record of experts
as to its merits for farming and re
forestation. We propose to see such
as should be used for agricultural
purposes and use for reforestation
se rest of it.
IFire Control.
We think that the annual grass
fires is the greatest enemy to the
rapid reproduction in pine trees.
The cut-over areas are more apt to
burn over than timbered lands. The
Forestry Division of the Conservw
tion Department of our state govern
ment has during the past three or
four years, accomplished a great deal
of good in the State, including this
section, through its patrolmen, who
have created no small interest thru
out the region, on the part of res!
dent farmers, in trying to control
and prevent the woods grass fires.
Availing ourselves of the growing
sentiment thus created, we have
carried on a publicity campaign thru
the local papers and lectures in the
public schools, and exhibits at the
county fairs, all in an endeavor to
teach the evil and damaging effects
to the country, generally, caused by
indiscriminate woods fires. We have
many reasons to feel encouraged at
the growing sentiment. 7 e can
never hope to be thoroughly suc
cessful in controlling and preveent
ing fires on our own lands until the
citizens and residents of the country
generally have about the same views
on the subject held by ourselves.
If we are right there should be no
good reason why they should not
become equally interested. In the
main, this question of fire control is
educational. Then there are the
hogs which come in for no small
Our policy, therefore, in these
matters is to co-operate with and
back up the work of the conserva
tion forces of the State and Nation.
We will not win in a day nor a yeir,
but most surely we will win ani
when we do win everybody else will
win along with us.
Pine for Pulp and Paper.
Locally speaking, the Great South
ern has rather unique plans for the
future of Bogalusa, and the manu
facture of forestry 'products here.
Already the waste of logging has
certainly been reduced to the mini
mum by the use of the mill waste
and tree tops behind the cutting in
manufacture of pulp and contain
liners. Not only do they use all the
waste from the mill but some pui
chases of pulp wood are made from
farmers to show the value of tree
growing for pulp. Even among the
land owning farmers class contigu
ous to the N. O. G. R. R. less than
25 per cent of their land is cultivat
ed in ordinary crops. It is doubt
ful if a larger per cent is best adapt
ed to agriculture. They are, there
fore, being shown that the poor rug
ged waste acers can be profitably
used in growing fast loblolly pine
trees for pulp. This Company hai
visions of additional paper mills suf
ficient in size and number to make
a ready market for all the wood for
sale in easy shipping distance of
Hence, the appeal to all the farm
ers to make tree growing a part of
agriculture in all this tree growing
section. We certainly do not en
courage and emphasize farming and
the production of food crops any
less, but the production of tree crops
more. Agricultural lands should
certainly be utilized in the produce
tion of food and feed.
Department of Forestry and Cut
Over Lands.
United States of America, State of
Louisiana, St. Tammany
Be it known that on this 1st day of
December, 1920, before me,-Thos. l1.
Burns, a Notary Public duly com
missioned and sworn, in and for the
Parish of St. Tammany, State of Lou
isiana, therein residing, personallj
came and appeared the several per
sons whose names are hereunto suu
scribed, who declared that availing
themselves of the laws of the State
of Louisiana, relative to the organi
zation of corporations, they have
covenanted and agreed, and by these
presents do covenant and agree, -bin.1
and form and constitute themselves,
as well as such other persons who
may hereafter join or become asso
ciated with them, into a corporation
and body politic in law, for the ob
jects and purposes, and under the
stipulations fqolowing, to-wit:
The name and style of this cor
poration shall be the
"Covington Moss & Mattress Works,
and under that name it shall have
and enjoy all rights and privileges
granted by law to corporations; it
shall exist for a period of ninety-nine
years from this day; it shall have
power to contract, sue and be sued
in its corporate name; to make and
use a corporate seal and the same to
alter at pleasure; to hold, receive,
purchase, convey, mortgage, hypothe
cate or pledge, property, both real
and personal; to issue 'bonds, notes
and other obligations; to have and
employ such managers, directors, of
ficers, agents and other employees as
the interests and convenience of said
corporation may require; to make
and establish such by-laws, rules and
regulations for the proper manage
ment and control of the affairs of
the corporation as may be reasonable
and expedient.
The domicile of said corporation
shall be at Covington, Parish of St.
Tammany, State of Louisiane; all
citations and other legal process
sh ill be served on the President, and
in his absence on the Vice-President,
and in the absence cf both, on the
The objects and purposes for
which this corporation is established,
and the nature of the business to be
carried on by it, are hereby declared
to be:
To carry on and conduct the busi
ness of buying, ginning, selling antl
dealing in all kinds of moss, raw cot
ton, hair, felt and other materials,
and the same to manufacture into
mattresses, bolsters, pillows, cush
ions and other articles; to build and
operate a factory at Covington, La.,
and such other places in this State
and elsewhere, and generally to do
and perform any and all acts and;
things pertaining to the business
above enumerated, connected there
with or arising therefrom.
The capital stock of this corpopra
tioan is hereby fixed at the sum of
Pifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars,
&'ivided into and represented by six
hundred (600) shares of the par
value of Twenty-eve ($25) Dollars
* Mr. E. F. Webb, of the Con- *
* sumers' Economy, Covington, *
* has just shipped a car load of
* sweet potatoes, made up by St. *
* Tammany farmers, and will
* shortly ship several more car
* loads. The car was sold for *
* cash and shipped to New Or
* leans. The price was 75 cents
* per bushel.
* * * * * * * * * * *
Professor W. W. ltspatrick,
professor of dairying at Cleomson
College. South Carolina, is newly
appointed to mid-western terrl
tory with herdquarters In Ohio in
the extension service of the Amer
ican Guerasey Association.
each, which shall be paid for in casa
when subscribed, or by the purchase
of property, or given tor laoor per
formed or to be performed, as the
Board may elect, all of which shall
De common stock.
That this corporation shall be a
going concern when Three Hundred
and Sixty-seven (367) shares of the
capital stock is subscribed and ac
tually paid for. All sharea shall o03
full paid and non-assessable, which
capital stock may be increased to a
sum not to exceed Twenty-Five Thou
sand ($25,000) Dollars, at the pleas
ure of the Board of Directors, in
which event, during the period be
tween the call for the meeting for
such increase and the meeting, the
persona holding stock at the time
shall have the right to take shares
of the additional or increased stock,
proportionate to the number of
shares owned by them, and any
shares not taken at the expiratio:
of said period may be disposed of by
the Board of Directors for the bene
fit of the corporation, at not less
than their, par value. No transfer
of stock shall be made unless ten
tered to the remaining stockholders,
who shall have fifteen (15) days in
Which to purchase the same, and all
transfers to be 'binding upon the cor
poration, and shall be recorded up
on its books.
All of the corporate powers of this
corporation and the management and
control of its affairs shall be vested
in and exercised by a Board of Di
rectors, composed of not less than
three or more than five stockholders,
a two-thirds 'majority of whom shall
constitute a quorum for the trans
action of the business of the corpora
tion. The Directors shall be elected
annually by ballot by the stockhold
ers on the first Monday of January
of each year. Each stockholders
shall ,be entitled in person or by
proxy to 'a vote for every share own
ed by him, and all elections shall be
held under such rules and regula
tions as may be determined by the
Board of Directors; the Directors
thus elected shall continue in office
for one year, or until their successors
have been duly elected and qualified.
No failure to elect shall be regarded
as a forfeiture of this charter; any
vacancy occurring in said Board shall
be filled by the remaining Directors
for the unefflpired term.
The Board of Directors, shall, at
its first meeting after its election,
nominate out of its number a Presi
dent, a Vice-President and a Secre
tary-Treasurer; said Board shall
have the right to appoint and dis
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Rev. Menard Doswell, Jr., Recto:
of St. George's Church, New Orleans,
will conduct a mission at Christ s
Episcopal Church, Sunday evening,
December 5, and Monday and Tues
day evening at 7:45 o'clock. A
large congregation is urgently re
quested to attend.
Saturday, Nov. 27th, the members
of St. Cecelia's Choir entertained at
a social at St. Scholastica's Academy.
Rev. Father John M. Burger, Rev.
Mother Prioress and the teachers of
the community honored the choir
members by their presence. Delici
ous refreshments were served after
which the young people enjoyed a
musical program.
All poll taxes must be paid by
December 31, 1920, otherwise you
will not be able to vote. Pending a
decision on the matter, women will
be on the safe side by paying thei:
poll tax, as in default they also may
not be able to vote.
Ex-Officio Tax Collector.
Lawrence Frederick has passed
an examination before the State
Board entitling him to act as an as
sistant pharmacist.
Purchase of the Mandeville
Light and Power Plant
Extends Service.
New Covington First In Im
proved Service. Old
Covington to Follow
Public ut;lities were of such im
portance and value that the govern
ment recognized the necessity of aid
ing them in every way possible dur
ing the war, when they were under
great expense without the oppor
tunity for increased earnings. Every
city and every town capitalizes its
public service. It is one of the
things that no town can be without
and be prosperous and successful.
Good lights, good streets and good
waterworks go hand in hand with
good churches tand good schools in
forming the social attitude that is
attractive to strangers and investors
of capital.
In view of this it will be learned
with pleasure that the St. Tammany
Ice & Manufacturing Company is
preparing to largely extend its ser
vice and the efficiency of its service.
This news comes as a sdquence to
the purchase of the Mandeville Light
& Power Plant by this company.
Probably some of us were shdck
ed when we were informed at a re
cent chautauqua entertainment that
Covington was one of the six cities
that still had the direct electric sys
tem. Perhaps some of us did not
understand just what this meant as
far as the service was concerned;
but any how it put us with the
minority and we did not like being
there. But it really means oppor
tunity for deoeloping a service far in
excess of what we now have, and it
means the ability to extend the ser
vice to other towns in the parish at
rates that could not otherwise pay
the expense of the extra investment.
--Both Mr. Frederick and Mr.
Clanche are looking forward to a
much larger and more satisfactory
development of the business. They
have recently contracted for furnish
ing lights and power to St. Joseph's
Abbey at Ramsay, and have some
other contracts under consideration.
Mandeville will be lighted by this
company and it is understood that
Madisonville also will be on this line.
This is made possible by putting in
the A. C. system. New Covington
will be on the new system and the
system will be extended to all of
Covington as soon as practicable.
We do not realize how seldom
golden weddings are celebrated, un
til we attempt to get wall cards or
cards of congratulation for presenta
tion on this occasion. Mr. and Mrs.
John Hartley, of Covington, cele
brated their fiftieth anniversary Fri
day night, November 26, 1920, at
their home midst the gathering of
the family and friends. The sol
emni ation was conducted by their
pastor, Rev. O. W. Luecke, of Abita
Spriings Lutheran Church, and all
joined in congratulating the happy
couple and wishing them many more
years together. Mr. and Mrs. Hart
ley are old residents of Covington,
and expect to spend the remainder
of their days at their home.
Thanks to St. Rita for favor grant
ed. Any one who is in need always
pray to her. A. R. C.
FOR SALE-Stove wood and knots.
Best quality, quantity limited, order
at once. Also grindstone, bone
grinder, oil and coal stoves. Dr.
Stevenson. d4
The School Improvement League
will meet Monday at 3 p. m. at the
school auditorium. All members are
urged to be present.
Quite a crowd of girls and boys
visited Miss Ruth Goodiing last Sun
day afternoon.
Miss Jennie Fogg has been visit
ing in Ramsay for some time.
Mr. R. W. Stimpson, of New Or
leans, was a visitor to his daughter,
Mrs. Henry Smith, Sunday.
A Box Party will be given at th3
Peace Grove School, Saturday, Dec.
4 (to-night), for the benefit of the
church. All are invited.
Mr. B. Keller, of Bogalusa, was
a visitor here recently.
Mrs. Keller was a recent visitor
to her son, Mr. Perry Keller.
LOST-Light brown dog named
"Brownie." Reward if returned to
Mrs. Hattler, Claiborne. d4
Sun, a red mare mule, weighs about
900 or 1000 pounds, about 12 years
old, no, marks or brands. Reward
for iinformation leading to recovery.
Notify John H. Wood, Sun, La. d4
WANTED-People to know that
I have for sale at my farm in Cov
ington A-1 home-made cane syrup,
absolutely pure and wholesome. 41
per gallon at the farm. J. H. War
ner, 21st Avenue. d4ti

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