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A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper---Published Every Saturday--Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUIME LI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1922. NUMBER 41. SPECIAL SALE -OF 2000 PIECES OF CROCKERY STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 27, AND ENDING JUNE 19 You will get at this sale the most amazing values you have ever seen. Just look at these prices: FancA( Cups and Saucers, 10c sale price, each, only.............. 'ailcy Plates, size up to 9 inches, 10C sale price, per plate......... ..... ..... Vegetable Dishes, 10C sa le p rice, each .................. ................ ............ Large Size Meat Platters, 25c sale price, each................................. ..... Covered Dishes, 49c sale price, each .......... ............... pitcr~ls, 28C :ale. price, , each..................... ........... Oatmeal Dishes, 1 0f sale 1)1price, each............................. .... Sauce Boats, 25c sale ipice, each.. ........... sale lp rice, each .................................. sale price, each .. sale price, each. . .. THE NEW BARGAIN TORE J. WEILL, Proprietbr Second Block From T. & Depot. A Little Out of the Way, But It Will Pay You tqCome to Our Store +_, :, . . . . . =1 . . . m . m ,=.,= , = ,m • m nm m • • m m nmum TH ISE IN GASOLINE PRICES. Unji fied In View of Enormous Supplies on Hand. Follobh g the rapid, jncrease in the price of gasoline, which went up at the rate of a cent a day for sever al days recently, it is reported from Washington that a new high record for the. national stock of gas, was established April 1, according to sta tistics made public by the federal bu reau of mines. On that date it is raid the stocks on hand aggregated 854,232,000 gallons. The stocks on hand April 1., were approximately 47,000,000 gallons greater than on March 1, when the previous high mark of 807,000,000 galions in storage was made. The April 1 supply, according to the bu reau's figures was 20 per cent larger than on the same date last year and 36 per cent above stocks of April 1 1920. The official figures confirmed statements made in the sentae that present supplies and those of recent nliiths were greater than ever be fore in this country. The increase in stored gasoline tocks ca:me at a time when con sumpt ion wa:; increasing', according to the Imnreal's figures, which show that for the first tlhr.,e months of this e'ar 7 per ,',: mnore gasoline vwas used than for t': first quarter of 1921 and 25 peri' cent greater than for the corr'rsponding three nt nths of 1920. 'IT'. consumption Ieport, however, ,'li';, only with do ra,'stic con~ mipnt n iti, n :anty es 'ill IIt as 't exports FurthI increa:ses in the re:srves Education Bill Causes Stir. The people of New Orleans are said to be greatly stirred over a bill introduced in the Legislature by Senator Delos Johnson, the purpose of which it is' alleged is to take cer tain powers'away from the Orleans School BoaiL. and vest them in the State Board.of Education. The New Orleans Federation of Clubs has is sued a call -ir a mass meeting to be held today t6 protest against the pro posed measute. It s claimed that ex isting rights pf the parish board to certificate cthers and to appoint teachers froi t an eligible list are taken away, .nd the board's right to establish,' evening( schools, trade schools, special schools and classes for exceptionl children are not pro vided for. . Figures g~in otit-tly the United States Geological Survey at Washing t6n, show that Louisiana's produc tion of petroleum in April declined 1,344,000 barrels as compared with March. The total production for April was 2,649,000 barrels. The de crease was so great that Louisiana all but lost fourth place among pe troleum producing states to Kansas. cf gasoline may be expected, the bureau's statement indicated, citing the increase in the number of ac tive refineries in March from 296 to 306. The daily average amount of oil run through the stills, accord ing to the bureau was 1,390,000 bar rels, an increase of 22,000 barrels over the daily average of February. Style, Comfort I Durability ALL FOR 46.00 In this Selz $Six you get a 100 per cent return on your money. An extracgood shoe of all-leather, care fully built, beautifully finished. It comes inTrostan Calf ,with natural d finish oak sole, a high grade leather . from one of the foremost tanneries. l]ou'll find it difficult to find a shoe to equal it at the price. Be sure to see this Selz $Six before you buy. ISRAEL SHOE COMPANY, INC. Donaldsonville, La. SPECIALIZINq IN SELZ SHOES DEFENDS POLICE JURIES. Parish Solons Not to Blame for "Burden of Taxation." The following interesting :letter, explaining the position of the police juries, as regards the subject of tax ationd written by Hon. W. B. Stuart, president of the Ascension parish pIolice jury, appeared in last Sun (lay's issue of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Donaldsonville. La., May 16, 1922. "To the Editor of The Times-Pica yune: 'Quite :a number of the members of the L egisallu r s is usual when that body is csion d in the last se. sion of an sad tration) are at tempting to fix the responsibility for the burdens placed upon the people. At the present session the cry is "The burden of taxation," and a masterly effort is being made to place the responsibility upon the police juries and other governin. authorities of the different subdivi sion:S of the state. "The burdens of taxation in Louii isiana today are the special taxes wv ted by the pIeoLle upon themselves for progressive developmleut. Sone thing the people want and will have. "The prayer of the same menmber of the Legislature, wh,) are S:, tº; parently anxious to get 'from undlr is 'save us from ourselves.' Still we are the very same people who elect ed thle honorable gentlemen to the Igislature where they made the laws that say what we shall and shall not do. Under such laws every subdi vision of the state has created an in debtedness, and in most cases has issued negotiable bonds to secure salme. "The reduction of the value placed on iorperty for taxation in this case will certainly make it neces sary for the governing authorities of the ditfferent subdivisions to levy a greater millage ta take care of the bonds as they m ure. Hence from where comes the saving to the tax payer. "It is vitally i rtant that we be 'savedl from oul ves' the same gentlemen of the gislature have the authority to ke such laws as will prevent th eople from drain ig their farms, from building good roads and from educating their chil dren. " "The reduction of assessed values will only affect local government and education over the entire state, and will be of no appreciable relief to the taxpayers. "The maximum alimony tax to meet the expense of parochial gov ernment is fixed in the constitution of the state.. The Legislature makes the laws that govern the police ju ries in spendinig the avails of the ali mony tax, and the Legislature .is largely responsible for the increased expense of parochial government. "Why the boost of the per diem for police juro . d school board members from at e to five dollars per day? Why the boost of the pay for jurors and witnessses 100 per cent? Why the mothers' pension law re quiring all police juries to appropri ate $2000 per year, which was never dlone because cattle come first? Why the compulsory cattle-dipping law which put Ascension parish $50, 000 in debt, or would have put the police jury in jail? Why the boost of the salary of every public official in the state from 25 to 100 per cent:, and the many other laws too numerous to mention that make the spending of public funds com pulsory ? Legislature imak' g compulsory the spending of pub funds are good laws, that make it essary to levy the maximum milla authorized to comply with such law hy are some olember; of the Le ture striving so intensely to impre. . upon the peo ple the incompetency of the police juries? The same lectorate select ed the police juries and in the same manner as they dlo the legislators. If the people have made a serious mstake in selecting the police juries it is also possible that they havi made two mistakes. "The prayer of the taxpayer is: 'Our Exalted and Supreme Ruler of public finances, the Legislature, we implore that in your great wisdom, you will see it proper to merge pub lic offices to the fullest extent that is consistent with practical business methods; cut out all superfluous pay envelopes; cut the salaries of highly paid public officials to such as will he consistent with the work perform ed; wipe out the laws making the expensive spending of public funds compulsory, and correspondingly lower the maximum millage to be levied. But let assessments stand at actual value. "W. B. STUART, "President Ascension Parish Police Jury." "OVER THE HILL." This Super-Special Production to Be Shown at the Community Theatre. There must be so ething radical ly wrong with mos tion pictures and something radic right with "Over the Hill," whic announced as the attraction at the Communily Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30 and 31. Wiseacres of fildom point to the fact that as soon as an established screen precedent bobs up, the Wil liam Fox picture reaches out and pro ceeds to smash it. "Over the Hill," made frcm Will Carleton's famous book, "Farm Bal ads," has, despite the fa_ t that it was made realistically and not sen sationally, proved to be far more than a mere artistic success. It has turn ed out to be the largest money-maker of recent years, running one solid year in New York at $2 prices and, breaking all records for attendance. The story re ounts the joys and sorrows of a typical mother, who raises a large family of children, only to have them, in her old age, drift from her, leaving her tc exist on charity. The "black sheep" son however, when he discovers this con dition, comes to his aged mother's rescue, and all ends happily-with the little mother forgiving and for getting the selfishness and cruelty of her own flesh and blood. Why She Changed: "I have always used the cheaper baking powders, supposing them just as good as Royal but I invested in a can of Royal Baking Powder and now find all my bak ing so much improv ed that I will use no other kind." Miss C. L B. ROYAL Baking Powder Absolutely Pure Contains No Alum Leaves No Bitter Taste Send for New Royal CookBook -It's FREE. Royal Baking Pow derCo.,126WilliamSt. NewYork Loss. aown in o of Bonds. According to the report submitted by W. 1. ,McFarland, supervisor of public accounts to the Ihouse of Rep resentatives, in response to a resolu tion adopted last week, losses by police juries, school boards and drainage boards, through the sale of bonds below par or at a discount reached the 1otal of $745,464.41. The, report contained a detailed statement of bond sales by parishes and districts-, showing the amount of bonds sold, the net amount received and the lo-sses. The statement gives the total sales as $6,361,780, amount received, $5.(16,315.59; deductions and losses, $7,45,464.41. Only a few of the parishes, school and ldrainage boards of the state are referred to in the report, and the name of each h: given. The disapptirance of hogs in the vicinity of Milton, Fla., was ex plained a few days ago, when a large alligator, tep feet long and weighing 300 pounds was killed. When cut open, it was found thiat the creature had recently dined on a good-sized pig. Te World's Lowest Priced FULLY EQUIPPED - Automobile Sf. o. b. Flint, Mich. Price t to change without notice Quality Product-Quantity Price Cost Least Per Mile and Per Year Chevrolet is the chief quantity product Chevrolet costs least per mile in con of the world's largest producer of quality sumption of gasoline, oil and tires. It automobiles. costs least per year because of small Only great engineering, research, manu- price and lowest repair bills. facturing and financing capacity rrake It delivers the most economical trans possible so fine and complete an auto- portation available in motoring, yet in mobile for so small a price. construction and appearance it is a credit to its builders and its owners. It has Chevrolet now leads all standard fully standard 3-speed transmission, equipped cars in volume of sales, proving that it makes good in service and repre- Before buying any car at any price it will sents today's greatest motoring value, pay you to investigate Chevrolet. See it. Compare it. Ask for Demonstration. U. A. ROUSSEAU, Dealer, Donaldsonville, La. ELISE MEMORIAL SCHOOL. Interesting Exercises at Commence ment Friday of Last Week. Elils, Memorial school in the first ward of the parish, closed for the session Friday of last week, with a i 1ly lt iii resting,' pro ":,rn of l eita t'n il and sol:;s i which .ll the pu pil particip ?ted, and in whlih. they :I'ouitted them.n - min 1 ,ir ,tably. !L I btlfor, ihii opi nin:, of th, .xer .". MD rs. 1e l n ) 1),::t::, ipincipal of the school, delivered a very inter esting talk, which was greatly en ,i ,d all tho:.e presei nt. The d medal, given 1,y Mr. G. . lRet or the pupil ma:king the hih t-'t rage, was awarded to Ellen RI. Hayward. Miss liayward also reci ved the goll mniedl:l offered by Mrs:. 1)uea:; for coniluct. The old medall for :-pllinp', given by the lo'use sisters, was won by l'aul Ichleert. In order to further encourn3ae the study of spelling Mr. G.' B. Reuss a few yea rs agol, ofl'ered a loving cup, to be coimpeted for anniiually by pu pils of the Elisi Memorial anil the Smoke ledt Ipuilie schools, and also offe'red :i voldtl medal for the pupil in the latlte r shool scoring' an average above 901 and a silver medail for the pupil with an average below 90. The loving cup was woni by Elise Mein orial, and Sadie Oubre of the Smoke Bend school was awarded the- Reuss silver medal. 'IThere was a large numlbeir of peo ple in attendance at the commence ment and all were well pleased with the inte, resting program of exercises. Whooping Cough. This is a very dangerous disease, particularly to chillren under five years of ago, but when no paregoric, codeine or other opiate is given, is easily cured by giving (hamblerlain's Cough Rem (11y. Most people belibve that it mustlun its course, not know ing that tle time is very much shortenet l ndl that there is little danger the disease when this remedy given. It has been used in man~ nidemics of whooping cough, wi ronounced success. It is safe and t(asant to take.--(Ad.) Four young men were ordained priests of the Catholic church, at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans Thursday. Archbishop John W. Shaw officiated at the solemn cere mony and was assisted by a number of priests. The ordination was wit nessed by a large number of relatives and friends of the young priests. Those ordained were: Moses Joseph Habeb and Ambrose Serrano, O. S. B., New Orleans; Aloysius J. Higgin bothan, O. S. B., Thibodaux, and Fintan Maria Bru, O. S. B., Mobile. The election held in the parish of Natchitoches last Wednesday, for the purpose, of levying a.t .o and one-half mill special tax trr tx-o years to give additional aid to the public schools, was defeated. IF QUALITY CLOTHES IS THE QUESTION KUPPENHEIMER Good Clothes ,I Is the Answer. Men who want the comfort and satisfaction of quality, men who want the economy of quality, men who always insist upon guality- always wear KUPPENHEIMER GOOD C]OTHES. ADOLPHE NETTER The Store of Quality. Next Week's Bill at the Grand. Sunday-Katherine MacDonald in "The Beautiful Liar" and a comedy. Monday-Viola Dana in "Life's Darn Funny." Vaudeville at 7 and 9 p. m. Tuesday-Mae Murray in "Pea cock Alley." Music by Claiborne. Doors will open at 3 p. m. Wednesday-Alice Lake in "Over the Wire." Thursday-Conway Tearle in "Af ter Midnight." Friday--Ann Forest in "The Great Impersonation." Saturday-Episodes of "Go Get 'Em" Hutch" and "Son of Tarzan,'; Pathe News and a two-reel comedy. Bessoland Honey aics digestion. Try it if you have. stomach trotible. THE LEGISLATURE. Bill to Abolish Parish Equalization Boards Reported Favorably. Several bills were reported to the House favorably by the parochial af fairs committee this week, among them being a bill to abolish parish boards of equalization and to make the police juries, equalizers; a bill to permit police juries to defray the expenses of students in the College of Agriculture in the Louisiana State University, the Lacaze bill to pro vide for police jurors and members of school boards at large in parish es where there are eye ,anumbesx i the drawing of juries. Among the bills introduced this week were in the Senate, to require the State Highway Commission to restore all roads which are destroyed in the building of new levees; in the House, to require police juries to publish itemized statements of money expennded on public roads, and to amend the constitution of 1921 by reducing the amount of property e:empt from taxation. t A bill to authorize police juries to appropriate money for farm demon slration work passed the Housee. yeas 71, nays 15. Another to authorize municipalities of 2500 and under 50,000 population to pave side walks, also parsed yeas and no A strong fight is:: ,ic have de vlohped in the Ihloe or re bill of Jules A. Carville of I 'ville, to l'lurt the clerkss ocf cour k on the fee basis, which was re ed favor ably with amendment: several dlays ago1t by the joint judicia' commnittee. The measure is now on he calendar. Those who are opposing it say the) are doing so because they consider it a step backward. The bill providing for the removal of the capital from Baton Rouge to Alexandria or New Orleans, will la given a public hearing before the committee on constitution and execu Live messages next Tueseday at 3 p. m. By a vote of 7 to 0 the House ju diciary committee reported unfavor ably the bill proposing an amend ment to the constitution abolishing the legislative bureau. A bill has been introduced in the House providing for the refunding to country people throughout the state the license tax which they paid on horse-draixn vehicles used exclu sively for private purposes. 'The bill of S. O. Shattuck to re quire a majority of all the qualified voters of a district instead of a ma jority of those voting to put through special taxes, was favorably report etl by the House committee on con stitution andl executive messages. The bill-providing an amendment to the constitution to extend the time for redeeming property sold for taxes from one to five year reported unfavorably. A public hearing will held be fore the Senate commit on edu cation, next Tuesday at 2 o'clock p. m., on the Johnson general education bill, which has met with great oppo sition on the part `of the people of New Orleans, who would be the most. affected by its terms. At the Community Theatre. Sunday-Earle Williams in "The Man From Downing Street" and ., comedy. Music by Toddle.Kings at 7 p. m. Tuesday and Wddnesday-"Over the Hill," a Fox super-special is eleven reels. First show at 3 p, m. Thursday-Shirley Mason in "Ever Since Eve" and entertainment by Mrs. W. A. Poche and pupils. Friday-All-star cast in "All's Fair in Love" and episode of "Fight., ing Trail." Saturday-Hoot Gibson in "Sure Fire," episode of "Stanley in Afric " and a comedy. Sunday, June 4-"No Woima Knows," a Universal Jewell piettur:. Start the day right by eating ;es soland Honey with hot butters' cakes, waffles or biscuits.