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ALL THOSE HAYING THE INTEREST OF DONALDSONYILLE AT HEART, ARE ASKED TO ATTEND MEETING AT ELKS' HOME MONDAY, APRIL24, 7P
THE 1)ONALDSONVLLLE CHIlEF. V~OLUMI LL DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1922. NUMBER .3G. HOLD OFF YOUR BUYING! '-i I 1'I1C SUMMER OPENING SALE WILL START ON Saturday, April 29 ANDI LAST FOR TEN DAYS. LOOK FOR THE CIRCULAR This sale will offer wonderful opportunities to you to make large savings on merchandise for which you S'vo immediate use. Call early and get first pick. THE NEW BARGAIN STORE J. WEILL, Proprietor tcomil Block From T. & P. Depot. 4 I 'til k)t If the W.ay, But It Will Pay You to Come to Our Store Phone 134-2 tEIOOL BOAR!) MEETING. , thut Full dine Months This Session Salaries for Next Session Fixed. ataldtsonville. I a., tnt1 2. 1922. this d:a. ii special session, with president Emile i e4liotif in the chair and the follow ing oiembers pretint: Henry tlugas. first ward; Walter Leman,., thinr ward; W. I. Thibailt, fifth ward: .1 tIles I orin, sixth ward; John W.. Manna ant Numn Landry, seventh wart C. I1. ftixon ti nd A. It. Car ,inter, a . eighth ward 't'ht. minuaites ~ f 1,e meetting of 11 watard held I 1.. 22, 1922, were read fby the see r.ttry ant itn motiot. . f Mr. iltis. sec oiSdd 'y Sir )' \ a"re r.rd erel etaiprov-' by the pre;iden The trestle lled tI he alt *atii f the at ratieirs he toart that the istt plses ,this ing were as follow: first. i , at schedule ' tOea'l. r' lale.ie't t r the seunion 1:122 ant 1923. Se'oi - To t. tidy the itnanecs f tche board with the view or eiitailinitt the i res ent settion to I . ioutiitlis ..r oiiperatinr the stinaltt for a f niit,-motth as c crtiar e.. for with the te ers. Third-- ti a t a tI . , I ; rtg n'. s and e'icuiditiu' iti I'it sessit'i ,t 22 522 t 192:1. The qutestn otter' in :I. seno'"i the ,arit ir ' ' ,:u .t t.'' ;:t'ssit. wat hit 'tkn tu i diseuse i thirtougihly ait L. T gil . .tIt * t for ntl against ws.re 7.re:i'' e I ly a! the tinael'rs If the boart A coimmi tee ,t ..' ntatt1 is tax puyers .f dope 171al , s rese.t, andu iwntily fav*. I f'" 'Inli~ monm A' sts siitn. Iiot lt t , m letir:. ut al [iscussi ns, it.w sid xnt Iull" f. a \'t rt.a t t inha - edt the ,'eaanbers ,list " lull :ess,:rn a" ,i ee monte.s ;meant , .1,")i,', "f ;'i ..ximleely $12,000 Iti the i rt' it session. i toll-all for , ~tne "loln*Ls' sees,~. -a t.-.;!t i s ".l low .: V eat-- I . i tt i, t , .as, T.ibat Hlann ' Dixo, ''a an* f").r, h~and,.;,:'. t A ainst V i, air nhs resu REtb av- w- `:' eight utn.! , r v -1t s i .a c L vn L. u- f. i t i l. . I f c ea to t' ' srchool i ir v 1 ssit n , M~ I Loris t~. \", :ie t ;.;t ie, c"; ' I , low: .yt e..'i. of $ s. tc to act, ,., iv, li V:i en ow e ' to " ,atmbty ulu ers, t iviril j. ; ors , "lil . ale . s1h I: lt' I -t lit S. ...a' r ., . .i y , $' sl e ant f.. -or I .'tt Vfetr )t . ' -.: si it st tin ear, $7 00tt ighsitt' nit e year n7 :htr~ itch ''Atir e ci ihtit iri' tha $u0; icond y r.I:t e, " $91' ."ir.ht t. ., an ye .:" :1fi; trill1. year Chi ~ ,"I, $I' .ee~11 : m : , i~x:; Ii,; n ' - t Stai S lit'il, l u.% I in ,S. <'k':.Y" :radf~a::tts 1'ir:- year, I100; see n,! year,' $ `t. 0'ird tear', S i ; fourtli tan ,i f(!. }'u , $ill.; si, I, ft n4 e ti year, $12;,;. eil iti 0'11 ni.11 vear, $125i; " 1 year r, .I up, 1. :0 ,. '1s hfrt a oleve ( ra'Iu ,lion I first year, $90; sereond year, $9; 1 1, IIit year, $1''> t. "th alue tifthI year. $105; :sath n Iod moish y ar, $ 11it; hth1m I an, ni,,1 year, $ (;tent" ".ar [and up, _120. 'rincipals of tGraded 1,-hools Twf~o-tentt I _-hools' ' more thin !-rude leacher; 'thr -..acher se'unlnts $1U bore thanl v'rade teacher; `f ur-teacher ,vhools, $1l G more than gridde te';ho, 1~e- a teacher , hu.ols, $20 :.ore tan 141 We teacher. 'tilt 5th.... P rin'it'al- Olavimum an -ual , :awry, $20011. ' rivers of ýchool" T!ran fer: \ uto dirv ers, 5(10 no"r m~1,12 1)nver, (miishing their own 'amsn. $ti: ' . nth .Jsnitors 1~ldonnhb tt, m iIle lily! `tch,~el, $66i pe, mmsith for iin" snort, .. l:ontales High School, $50 per month for nine months. The motion of Mr. Lorio for the adoption of the above salary schedule was seconded by Mr. Landry, roll-call resulting as follows: Yeas - Lemann, Dugas, Lorio, Hanna, Car enter, Thibault, Leiloeuf, Dixon, Landry. Nays -None. Absent and not voting-Ro driguez. The question of adopting a budget of rev cnues and expenditures was taken and de ferced to a later meeting. The following resolution was offered by Mr. Lemann: Whereas, the constitution of the state of Louisiana in Article XII thereof provides that there shall be maintained a public school system and that the elementary and sec ondary schools shall be so co-ordinated as to lesnto thuetandard of highr education establi.hd by the Louisiana State Univer sity and Agricultural and Mechanical Col lege, and Whereas, no greater duty devolves on the state of Louisiana than to provide an ele mentary' education for every child in the tante, and Whereas, the local districts now heavily overburdgned with special taxes-voted in this paaiwn to the constitutional limit-are unable to furnish any further funds with I which to assist the state in providing this education, and Whereas, it will be impossible for the lo cnl school boards- to provide a full nine months' 'session for next session with com p- tent teachers unless additional funds are twovidj by the state of Louijjana, 'Th' ore, kc it resolved b the school boarcf of the parish of Ascension in special seasisn convened, that it does hereby place its@c . record as memorializing the gover no, to recommend and the legislature to ap;ro riate at the next session additional rinds with which to operate efficiently the publie school system of the state uf Loufsi Lus-ana. lie itlurther resolved, that a copy of th se resolutions be forwarded at once to the governor and to each member of the t-gislature 'f Louisiana. The aho . resolutions were seconded by Mr. Dugas, roll-call resulting as follows: Yeas--eltoeuf, Bugas, Lemann, Thibault, Lor . .Hanna, Lanmry, Carpenter, Dixon. Nays-Nor,. Absent and not voting Rodriguez. There being so further business, the coort uIjourned. EMILE LeBOEUF, President. II. I. IROUSSARD, Secretary. Government Recipe For Whitewash. During the spring months many farmers plan to renovate and white wash their buildings and for their benefit the tested government re ripe for making whitewash is print ed: "Slack one-half bushel of lime, dissolve one pecf of common salt and 'oil threŽ pounds of rice until it is s thick paste. Mix these together and add while the mixture is still hot cone-half pound of plaster of Paris and one pound of dissolved glue. Then add five gallons of water and let it stand for a few days. Apply hot to the building with small brush. A quart of carbolic acid makes this mixture a good disinfectant." According to a statement com piled by J. E. Clayton, secretary of the Houma-Terrebonne Association of Commerce, the parish of Terre honne, with it total assessment of $12,762,280, on property which in clude 942,788 acres of land, will pay state, parish, district and other taxes, for the year 1921, aggregat inl $342,909.06. * one-eleven cigarettes Three FWendly j Gentlemen TURKISH VIRGINIA BURLEY a IF'TEEN In a new package that fits the pocket At a price that fits the pocket-book The same unmatched blend of TURKISH. VIRGINIA and BURLEY Tobaccos ~ uaranteed by * - d *111 PJlFmAe DENIES SCORING SCHOOLS. Senator Ransdell 'Says Speech Did Not Attack Public Education. Sometime ago the President's Co operative Club of New Orleans adopted resolutions, expressing dis approval of Senator Ransdell's al leged attack on the public schools in a speech delivered in Thibodaux in 1920. The senator, a few days ago, wrote a letter to the club in which he says: "April 7, 1922. "The President's Co-operative Club, New Orleans, La.: "Dear Sirs-I note in the Times Picayune of the 4th that resolutions were passed by your club on the third instant expressing disapproval of me for an alleged attack on the public 'school system of Louisiana, made during a speech at Thibodaux in 1920. The resolution gives as its basis an editorial in the People's Gazette of Thibodaux, October 23, 1920, entitled: 'Senator Ransdell and the Public Schools.' "This editorial does not convey the meaning I intended to give my hear ers, though I have no doubt the au thor of it was sincere in the con struction he placed upon what I said, for I did discuss the evils of social ism, I. W. W.ism, and Bolshevism, and during the same address spoke about education-public and private. I "Unfortunately the speech was de livered without notes or previous preparation in writing, hence I am unable to furnish a copy of it. You may rest assured that I did not intend to charge, as stated in the ed itorial, that the public school sys tem was 'in a very large measure responsible for the present day ten dencies towards Socialism, I. W. W.ism and Bolshevism.' "I sincerely regret that any such misconception of my real position to wards public education has arisen. 'I have never opposed public schools; have voted in favor of special taxes for them whenever the ques pn was presented and have always appre ciated the great benefits of popular education to the youth of the land. Throughout my entire life I have been a friend to public schools, which constitute the only system of general education in this country where peo ple are so divided in their religious opinions and there are many with out any religion. Our system of common school instruction is the base of our nation's material progress, and the wonderful opportunities and possibilities for advancement held out by this great democratic institu tion are a blessing to the country. "However, my elief in the neces sity for, and t beneficent part played by our ic schools, does not deter me f strong faith in, and advocacy of ate and religious schools of every denomination where ever practicable. No one can prop erly assert that the growth and prosperity of our church schools Protestant, Jewish and Catholic-is in derogation or destructive of our public school system. That would be just as fatuous as o seek elimination of our undeno ational private schools and col which form no part of the p school system. There is room all, and need for every school in America, private, religious and public. "I believe in the inherent right of the parent or guardian to educate the child in the school and atmos phere of his choice. This is one of the most sacred obligations of pa renthood, and must be judiciously observed. If the parent, therefore, sends hih child to a church, school because of the religious instruction afforded, it is no reflection on any other school or system. "Trusting this satement will ex plain my real attitude in regard to education of the young, beliegg me, "Very respectfully your "JOSEPH E. RANSDELL." Dry Law a Money-Maker. To the many deluded people who have been under the impression that the prohibition law was a moral meas ure, intended to reform and protect the people against themselves, the assertion made by Prohibition Com missioner Haynes, in an address in Philadelphia a few days ago, will prove an eye-opener. Mr. Haynes declared that revenues from the na tional prohibition act should pay many times over for the $10,000,000 appropriated for the en~orcement of the dry law during the coming year "It would be interesting to the people to know," The said, "that if we were to collect the fines, penal ties and special taxes imposed upon violators of the law in the first six months of this administration they would more than pay two and one half times the estimated cost of en forcing the prohibition law for the next year. These enormous figures do not include nearly $3,000,000 in bonds being forfeited to the govern ment, nor $2,000,000 offered in com promise by twenty-one of the large violators of the law, and does not in clude the $6,000,000 in differential or prohibitive tax referred to." Next Week's Bill at the Grand. Sunday-Bebe Daniels in "Nance From Nowhere" and a comedy: Monday-First National produc tion, "The Scoffer" and Pathe News. Tuesday-"The Sheik." Music by Claiborne. Wednesday-Corinne Griffith in "Received Payment." Thursday-Sylvia Breamer in "Not Guilty." Friday-Wm. S. Hart in "The Three Word Brand," and a comedy. Saturday-Episodes of "Thunder bolt Jack" and "White Eagle," Pathe News and a comedy. Carpenter and Plumbing Work. When you are in need of carpen ter or plumbing work give me a trial. My prices are reasonable and all work is executed in a neat and workmanship manner. If you con template having any work done just tell me to call and I will be glad to discuss the matter with you. No job too large, none too small. CAMILLE ESNEAULT, Carpenter and plum ber, Donaldsonville, La. Fresh Eggs For Sale. Ring up phone 203. Senate Split on Bonus. According to advices from Wash ingon, the United States Senate is split in three groups over the soldiers' bonus question and the indications are that the division will become more pronounced when the finance committee enters actively on the preparation of a bill to submit to the main body. The committee has before it the certificate loan bill, passed by the House under "gag" rule procedure. This measure was framed and railroaded through the lower house in the face of President Harding's declaration that he did not favor any bonus legislation unless fi nanced by the sales tax method. The House also ignored the statement of Secretary of the Treasury Mellon that the certificate loan scheme would precipitate economic chaos in the country. It also refused to heed the statement of Comptroller Cris singer that he would advise banks not to lend money on the certificates to be given ex-service men. Protests from army officers and citizens in every calling throughout the country were likewise unheeded. Advertise in The Chief. FREE FOR ONE WEEK APRIL 29 TO MAY S One roll of koda4 films printed and developed free. <This offer is to let you know we do kodak Finishing anid sell Films. Bring films to us. We know how to give you brighter and better kodak pictures for less money. Bring us a roll and try us. No cost to you at all. SUN COMPANY The Kodak Filling Station MRS. J. D. HARRELL, Agent One block below Catholic church, at Mrs. Camille Poorier's home Donaldsonville, La. Coupon good for one set of six pictures FREE. Name........................ Address...................... Bring this coupon with roll. CITIZENS TAKE ACTION. Atchafalaya District Parishes Repre sented at White Castle Meeting. A large number of citizens and planters from various parishes com prised in the Atchafalaya Levee Dis trict, attended a meeting at White Castle, last Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, called for the purpose of devising ways and means of co operating with and assisting the levee board in guarding the levees during the high water. Among the parishes represented at the meeting were Ascension, Assumption, La fourche, Terrebonne, Iberville and West Baton Rouge. Ascension was represented by George B. Reuss, Walter, Ar thur and Percy Lemann, W. R. Brandt, Joseph Rodriguez, W. C. Hayward and .Jos. P. Thiac. As sumption-Walter Godchaux, Philip Gilbert and others. Dr. Price headed the delegation from Lafourche and Mr. Pipes led the Terrebonne con tingent. V. M. Lefevbre and An drew J. Gay were spokesmen for West Baton Rouge, while a large number of business men and planters appeared for Iberville. It developed during the course of the discussion, that Lafourche had pledged the sum of $2500 in aid of levee guarding; Terrebonne, $4000 and St. Mary $6000. The question arose as to what would be the best and most effective, means of guarding the levees. Mr. Reuss reported that the citizens and planters of the first ward of the parish of Ascension had already organized a levee patrol sys tem and had guards at work. Fol lowing a discussion of the subject it was decided to appoint a committee to confer and co-operate with the Atchafalaya Levee Board, and the following were named: Ascension, Chas. Thibodaux; Assumption, Wal ter Godchaux; Lafourche, Dr. Price; Terrebonne, Mr. Pipes; Iberville, Cy ril cbin and Joseph Supple. This committee in conference with mem bers of the Atchafalaya Levee Board decided to place guards every half mile along the entire Atchafalaya levee system. V. M. Lefevbre, president of the Atchafalaya Levee Board, reported that all levees in his district were in good condition; in fact better than he had ever seen them during any flood. Every citizen of Donaldsonville who has the interest of his city at heart should attend the big meeting to be held at t lks' Home next Monday night o'clock. -NO W STHE TI E' BUILD YOUR HOME! One of the most cherished desires of every normally con stituted man and woman is to be the possessor of his or her own home. This is, one of the greatest sources of pride and joy to every human being, akin to the natural instinct for and pride in~parentage. Probably no "labot of love" brings greater happiness than that which flows from the planning and building of one's own home, working out the details and arrangements for at tractiveness, beauty, comfort and convenience in the structure that is to enshrine the love, prosperity, contentment and joy of ourselves and our little ones.-N. O. Times-Picayune, April 1, 1922. CHOICE SITES IN THE LEMANN ADDITION, 60x120 Feet, on YOUR OWN TERMS! We Can Supt' All Material Needed B. LEMANN- & BRO., INC. "THE BIG STORE" Donaldsonville, La. 2i NATIONAL GINGHAM WEEK APRIL 24 TO 29 Ladies' Gingham Dresses, neatly made, I a $3 value, special price, each .................. * Children's Gingham Dresses, $2 value, 1 48 special price, each..... . ...... A Ladies' long Gingham Aprons, 75 49c value, special price, each......... Gingham Apron Checks and Plaids, worth 12 1-2c a yard, at.... ............9 Fine Ginghams, stripes and checks, for 15c shirts and blouses, 20c value, at... 15. 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Weldon presiding and al! members present. T. M. McCarroll, assistant state engin " was also in attendance. A large number itizens fro m Ascension, Assump Lafourche, St. James,* St. John St. Charles, appeared before the ing for the purpose of discussin high water A afnd. tenderr * easeist ix agoo-oiet~ati. e. Eoartd in Lafeguarding the love E. F. Dickinson of fourche of fered to the board use of 150 men for two days out cost, to be put to work drain he levees of seepage water. His r was ac cepted. The following corn unication sign ed by a committee of citizens from Lafourche parish was read: "Gentlemen-At a mass meeting held April 12, 1922, at the court house in Thibodaux, composed of ag ricultural, manufacturing, business and banking interests of the parish of Lafourche, the following resolu tion was unanimously adopted: "That the Lafourche Levee Board be requested and urged to take any and all steps to guard and conserve the levees in the Lafourche levee dis trict, by every means in their power, in the hope that their action will av ert the calamity of a crevasse, that might, like the Ilymelia, spread in' and desolation in the community. "It was further resolved that ever; assistance and aid in our power be given to ths board to help them in their effort. "The action of this committee was unanimously approved by the police jury of the parish, who gave very ac tive assistance by an appropriation of $2500 for this purpose, and their complete co-operation. In addition the services of the parish engineer was tendered and accepted." President Weldon reported that he had just returned from a trip along the levee line, and while he found all levees holding, there should he no overconfidence on the part of the board nor of the people, as for the next few weeks the people would undergo one of the hardest kinds of fights to keel) the levees intact. Every commissioner on the river was present at the meeting and- all re ported the levees in their respective parishes in fine shape and holding well, but that work and vigilance would be kept up to hold them in their present shane. Z The offer of the Lafourche polic.' jury was accepted and the proffer "1 assistance in securing additional ail from the other parishes was also ac cepted, in order to place a lang. force of guards on the levees; day and night, and to thoroughly drain: all water from the base of t!!" levees. A telegram was sent to Governe: Parker requesting him to get ir touch by wire with the police juries of the parishes of Ascension; As sumption, St. James, St. John, .S.. Charles, .Jefferson and Plaquemines, and ask them to each appropriate like amount as the parish of fourche, and for the sane purpose and stating that while the I fourche board is doing all it can, its finances at the present time are such that it is imperative assistance should be given to it by the parishes. The president of the board was authorized to borrow $150,000, an'i to pledge the revenues for the y.'ar 1923 as security therefor. The amount is to enable the board : have funds to meet any emergency that might arise. The board levied the usual 5-mills tax for the year 1922, and an an ditional tax of a quarter of a miii to pay for property taken for levce purposes. Do not forget that your presenac is wanted at the meeting to be hell at the Elks' Home next Monday night at 7 o'clock.