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Entered in the postofflece at Donaldsonville,
La.. as second-class man matter.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1919.
HAVE A BUSY YEAR
ANNUAL REPORT OF STATE
AGENT SHOWS ACTIVITIES IN
MANY DIFFERENT LINES.
WORK HAS GREAT VALUE
Increased Production, Better Seed
and Livestock and Co-operative
L.,.,.siana farmers who planted and
cultivated corn under the guidance of
the farm demonstration agents in
1918 produced 25.7 bushels an acre,
while those using ordinary, methods
produced an estimated yield of 15
bushels. Likewise, farmers who grew
cotton according to the instructions
of the agents produced 871.7 pounds
of seed cotton to the acre, while oth
er farmers of the state made a yield
estimated at 534.4 pounds to the
These interesting facts are disclos
ed in the annual report for 1918 of
W. R. Perkins, State Agent and Di
rector of Extension, Louisiana State
University, which has just been Is
Corn and cotton, however, are not
the only crops that show increase in
production where improved farming
methods were practiced. Increases
were noted also in oats, wheat, alfal
fa- lespedeza, sorghum, velvet beans,
cowpeas, peanuts, soy beans, Irish
potatoes, sweet potatoes, and others.
In livestock, the farm demonstra
tion agents were instrumental in ,:i
troducing into the state 40 pure blool
stallions, 26 pure blood jacks, 622
brood mares, 167 pure bred dairy
bulls, 682 pure bred dairy cows or
heifers, 1,519 grade dairy cows for
breeding, 433 pure blood beef bulls.
2,221. pure beef cows or heifers, a,
867 grade beef cows for breeding, 383
pure blood boars, 1,043 pure blood
sows or gilts, 119 pure bred rams, 177
pure bred ewes, 2,258 grade ewes, etc.
Other activ es of the agents had
to do with th treatment of livestock
diseases and pests, conducting ferti
lizer demonstrations, inducing farm
ers to build silos where needed, sup
plying plans for barns and farm struc
ture, spraying and pruning, orchards,
and other helpful things too numer
ous to mention.
Some of the larger transactions
made through the co-operative asso
ciations organized by the agents were
crease of $28,140 over local market
prices, 37,600 pounds of wool at an
increase of $6,429; 10,200 bushels of
sweet potatoes at an increase of $1,
620; 16 cars of cattle at an increase
of $2,000; and eight cars of hogs at
an increase of $2,000: the purchase
of 71,500 bushels of corn at a saving
of $17,175; 16,525 bushels of oats at
a saving of $2,777; 1,585 Ions of fer
tilizer at a saving of $3,348;. 58,000
potato sack..t a saving of $2,900;
and other si~ilar transactions with
In the course of their work for the
year the parish agents traveled a to
tal of 335,455 miles, made 52,281 vias.
Its to individuals, held 1,422 indoor
meetings, with an approximate at
tendance of 142,786 and 623 field
meetings with an attendance of 14,
245. They wrote 23,950 official let
ters, and prepared 872 articles for
publication. The agents spent 80 per
cent of their time in the field and 20
per cent in the office.
CO-OPERATE IN BUILDING
UP THE DAIRY HERD
Bull Associations Are Means of Pro.
viding Purebred Sires at
A farmer who owns only a -w
cows may not find it expedient to pur.
chase a high-priced pure-bred bull;
but where there are a number of
such farmers in a community, owning
cows of the same breed, often they
will find it profitable to organize a
co-operative bull association and pur
chase one or more pure bred sides,
say the dairy specialists of the Ex
tension Division, Louisiana State
Co-operative bull associations are
formed by the farmers for the joint
ownership, use, and exchange of pure
bred bulls. The purchase price and
cost of maintenance are distributed
according to the number of cows
owned by each, thereby giving the
farmer an opportunity to build up
his herd without great expense. The
organization also helps its members
to market dairy stock and dairy
products, to fl hit contagious dis
eases of cattle.ntelligently, and in
other ways to assist in improving the
The bull association does not give
something for nothing. but with an
outlay of $50 or less can furnish a
share in five pure bred bulls. The
bulls cannot increase the production
of the cows in a herd, but they may
double the production of their
For a Weak Stomach:
As a general rule all you need to
do is to adopt a diet suited to your
age and occupation and to keep your
bowels regular. When you feel thai
you have eaten too much and wher
constipated, take one of Chamber,
lain's Tablets.- (Adv.)
THE $13,000,000 SALVATIOW ARMY POSTER
4AEl4I AY BE DOWNY
BUT HES NEVER
UA man may he down, but he s never out," the Salvation Army slogan,
furnished the theme for* thegofficial Home Serv ice Fund Campaign poster de
signed by Frederick Duncan the noted artist. From this he has evolved a
striking artistic creation, ty pifx ing the hand of the Salvation Army reaching
out to rescue those w ho are enshrouded in the clouds of poverty and vice. A
Salvation Army lsass is the principal figure, and the scarlet lining of her cloak,
thrown hack fls she enfolds those who are calling out to her in distress, fur
nishes the postor wvith its o~ spot of brilliant color. The background is o1
blacks, grays and greens, lad tve of thj gr~m clouds of misery and wiat.
Trained Home-Maker is to Have
an Eight Hour Day and Stand
ard Minimum Wage.
Courses for training home assist
.nts, who will go Into the home by the
lay, hour or week and work on a 1
schedule of hours and fixed wages, I
have been inaugurated by the Young I
Women's Christian Association as a
means for meeting the problem of do
ried out in New York City, is o place
domestic service on the same dignified
basis as clerical work, trained nursing
or other professions open to women.
The home assistant will work eight
hours a day for a salary of $15 a week.
She will not live in the home of het
employer or take her meals there. She
will have an hour for luncheon, when
she can go to a restaurant or eat a
lunch which she has brought with her
just as she would were she employed
in a factory. The employer will not
address the home worker by her first
name. She will be Miss Smith or Mrs.
Brown, as the case may be.
Applicants for the course are care
fully selected, and registrants are ap
pearing In large numbers. With the
same independence as to recreation
hours, places of eating and living as
the factory girl, house-work has a
greater appeal, as being a less monoto
nous and more interesting worf to the
average woman. -
The course is a thorough of in plain
cooking, waiting on table 'nd door,
chamber work, plain sewing, care of
children, making of menus and the
washing and Ironing of light things.
Heavy work is to be done b,v outside
workers. On graduation the student
receives a certificate which proves her
qualification as a dependable honie
worker capable of attending to all ordi
nary duties in a home.
The Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation has been Interested in the prob
lem of domestic service b'oth from the
standpoint of the employee and from
that of the employer for some years;
The first commission on Household
Employment made its report at the
fifth national convention of the Young
Women's Christian Association held In
Los Angeles, Cal., in May, 1915.
The difficulties of attracting capable
women in this field of work were laid
to the long houra, lack of independence
in arranging recreation hotirs, lack of
opportunities for growth and progress
and lack of social standing.
Girls have acquired a dis te for
the conditions which govern ho ehold
work since the freedom they hi e ex
perienced in working in munition fac
tories. By standardizing domestic serv
ice it is believed by the Young Wo
men's Christian Association that a
higher type of worker may be at
tracted to the necessary work in homes.
I Donaldsonville Ice Co., Ltd.
S. GOETTE, President-Manager J. E. BLUM, Secretary-Treasurer
ICE AND COLD STORAGE
Capacity, 30 Tons Daily
PUREST AND BEST QUALITY ICE
Supplied n any Quantity at Factory or Shipped Wherever Ordered
Free Auto Truckr-Delivery to Any Part of the City
PASS ALONG YOUR
Give the Neighbors the Benefit of
Your Success in Raising
The experienced gardeners. of a E
neighborhood will find profit as well .
as pleasure in the formatipn of a lo- ti
cal garden club. The meetings can u
be conducted on the basis of expor
lence meetings to the-mutual advan.
tage of all; beginners should take
advantage of the experience of suc t
cessful local gardeners in planning
their operations. Many valuable
,hlnta can tltus be- obta1ed that can
Plant proved sorts in sufficient
quantity only to supply the table and
to meet the canning and drying re
quirements. Make the seed supply
100 per cent efficient.
Tell your neighbor the sorts that
did best for you last year and how
you treated them to secure the best
results. Point out the "don't" as
well as the "do" in gardening. Help
the other fellow to help himself.
Write to the Extension Division,
Louisiana State University, for bulle
tins and circulars on gardening.
HIGH YIELDING COTTON
VARIETIES PAY BES'I
The best yielding varieties of cot
ten produce twenty, thirty, and ever
forty per cent more cotton than the
poorer varieties, as shown by reports
of Southern experiment stations, ao
eording to W. R. Perkins, director of
extension, Louisiana State University
"The popular varieties of cotter
change so rapidly, on account of new
ones being brought out and old ones
renamed, that it is difficult to name
the best varieties," says Prof. Perlkins
"The important point is that the vari
sty should be pure; that is, every stall
should be similar in appearance ant
in productive capacity to every othei
stalk. The art of making the best cot
ton crop onla giv`: piece of laud con
sists in having as many stalks a$ there
is room for of a- variety in which evw
ery stalk will produce its full quota 61
cotton. A mixed or hybrid variety wil
never do this, because a great man3
of the stalks will be barren or will be
,'sy' producers. Uniformity in color
and general appearance are very goo(
indications of variety.
f "It would be unwise, however, for
eotton farmers to depend wholly upor
improved seed as a means of increas
ing yields, for it must be remembere(
that a fertile soil is the most impor
tant factor in successful cotton grow
ing. It is a very poor policy, indeed
to plant very poor land in cotteRn
L Subscribe to the Chief.
Y. W. C. A. UNIF
:Suits Worn by War Workers ilt
Be Given to Penniless S
dents in Switzirlad
Official uniforms of the To a
,men's Christian Associntion
the Blue Triangle, the AssociRt i
signia, will be worn next ! by
;women students who have beet %ý d
ed in Switzerland during the .i A
who, because of lack of fund .
ty to re-enter their native c t a
desire to finish their universitA es
or because they have no , to
which to return, will remain ext
Elizabeth M. Clark, who hbait Dn
Swib erland for ten years -unr the
World Student Christian Fe tion,
has appealed to the Nationa -, nt
Committee of the Y. W. C. A.o h
;ing for the 300 foreign w e u
dents in Switzerland. The se of
clothing last year among thesmost
refugee students made it ne for
two girls to share one coat ,that
only one could go to classes out
of doors at a time.
Four large packing case all
kinds of used. clothing, - ts,
which is in good condition, been
collected hastily from wom liege
students in the New Engl tates,
Ohio, West Virginia, Pe ania,
Maryland and Dehltware by Stu
dent Committee of the ati W.
C. A. to be sent over .n- - nto
Miss Clark's appeal. -Th
be dyed; cleaned and,
Switzerland. - -
- In addition toethe cIoh
from students in coflege
York a case of unifor n aYe
1, been turned in by Y. W. i t
p. ries who did war work, ari: al
a gray uniform ulsters is bel As
g uniforms are being turned w war
A workers they will be cl' the
Student Committee, which eve
the insignia and preparetW rms
so that they may be w t ti se
women who have been to id
events to remain in. Swi 4 for
QUEEN MARIE INVIT
E y: W'-C. A .TO ANIA
Extends Invitation to Ov Work
s, era in Paris.
Paris, April 21,--Qu e of
Rumania, following a con f e with
a representative commi of the
American Y. W. . A: i Rit
a Hotel, Paris, has inviti~e erica
o11 Young Women's Chisti atior
o to come. to Rumania ad wort
t under her patronage,.
.r Among the represent I. the I
n. W. C. A. present at. ferenc
ke were: Miss Harriett . head o
c. the American Y. W. ~. rk over
ng seas; Miss liary Ander ludson,
le Wis.;: Miss Mary Din d of
an the Y. W. 0, , work Ii
nt Niven, head of the '...
ad in-Italy. A notable gl f
ing was ýIadame Cat - of th.
secretary of the R - gtion .i
UFT OFFUC S!
Apply few drops the sort,
touchy corns o
c Doesn't hurt a bitt littl'
u Freesone on an achin
t that corn, stops -ut
it right out. Yesi-mac
A tiny bottle ofF
few ceite at anytli
w eient -to remove every,
1 corn, or corn between the the
. callusts, without soreneqss itatiso.
Freezone is the sensa ioeer
a Cincinnati genius. erf.
WAS TA UM
d Therefore Insist U Gen
uine "Bayer: Ti.:
Millions of fraudulen pirin
Tablets were sold by a ooklyn
manufacturer which te oedto
be composed mainly of ' ow
der. "Bayer Tablets of ' th
true,- genuine, America ~s and
American owned Tabt a~ arked
with the safety "Bayei
.Ask for and then- upon
"Bayer Tablets of Aspir al
ways buy them in the orig~nal B~yer
package which contains per di
rections and dosgge.
Aspirin is the trade m Bayer
Manufacture of Monot idester
HERE may be some things that
can be done well in a hurry, but a
M pickin' a wife an' agein' a tobacco
ain't amongst 'em.
We put away millions of pounds of fine
r Kentucky Burley tobacco every year, stored
in wooden hogsheads. It ripens two years.
SWhen, we take it out it's different-Nature U
has improved it, good as it was-made it
S friendlier, more fragrant, coo!-smoking,
Nature has given it a delicious quality of
mildness and fragrance that `no artificial
L means can ever equal. -
r ! It's just that extra 15c
0 5 touch of friendly good
. ness that is building
" up VELVET Tobacco
SIi into the favor and good
will of thousands of 9
pipe smokers who pre
A fer to smoke tobacco
cured in, Nature's way.
You would notice the
Roll a VEL V ET
VELVET'S nture..aged mildness :
and srDoothnes make itjust righ ' -"
a 3lf M S. u
.... --; --j ..
9/o all- goar -round soft drink
erve your guests with Bevo e ,- oes
especially well with li4ht repasts,
buffet suppers, chafin dish daintihs,
fish anid lobster dishe "wild f7amee,
cold cuts of meats, saus es,sardines,
cheese or spaghetti. -. Bevo is the -
friend of food and fellowship.
Sold wetrywhoro - Fomirre wpp/r/sd hy ýeo'or dniege st and deale/r.
VIsdlors atu iwnikedld inmpore our plant"
ANHEUSEP-BUSCH , ST.LOUIS
Consolidated Companies, Ltd., 8-L
Lafourche Mercantile Co.,
CLotl distributors DONALDSONVILL,- LA. a .
NOTICE TO MORTGAGE
Donaldsonville, La., May 17, 191.i
iN conformity with Secti6n63 of Act No.
85 of 1888, notice is hereby given to all
parties holding mortgages upon real estate
located in the parish of Ascension on which
taxes for the year 1918 have not been paid.
that I will begin the sale of the same at the
courthouse door on SATURDAY, JUNE 21,
1919;"at 11 o'clock a. m., and that a num
ber of pieces of property so delinquent are
now being advertised in this newspaper, in
comformity with law, preparatory to such
sale. The attention of mortgage creditors
is, especially called to these advertisements
of tax sales, and they are warned to take
such steps prior to the sale as may be neces
sary to protect their rights.
E. C. HANSON,
Sheriff and ex-officio Tax Collector, Parish
FOR SALE CHEAP.
A WHITE MOUNTAIN REFRIGERATOR,
good as new at a sacrifice. Holds one
block of ice at top and is provided with
two compartments with several wire shelves
for storage of foodstuff, etc. Reason for
selling too large for family. Apply to. or
address this office.
A LARGE SPACE in the Vega Building;
Donaldsonville, next to the postoffice.
Apply to or address, SOL KLOTZ, Na
Calomel Today! Sick Tomorrow!
I Guarantee Dodson's Liver Tone
Don't take nasty, dangerous calomel when bilious,
constipated, headachy. Listen to me
Calomel salivates! It's mercury.
Calomel acts like dynamite- on a
sluggish liver. When calomel comes
into contact with sour bile it crashes
into it,causing cramping and nausea.
If you feel bilious, headachy, con
stipated and all knocked out, just go
to your druggist and get a bottle of
Dodson's Liver Tone for a few cents
which is a harmless vegetable sub
stitute for dangerous calomdeL Ta!e
a spoonful and if it doesn't tar:i
your liver and straighten you up
better and quicker than nasty calo
mel and without making you sick,
you just go back and get your money..
If you take calomel today you'll be
sick and nauseated tomorrow; be
sides, it may salivate you, while if
you take Dodson's Liver Tone you
will wake up feeling great, full of
ambition and ready for work .r
play. It is harmless, pleasant and
i safe to give to ehfldren; they like it'
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