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THE I)()N ALDSON'V _LLE CHIF
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. yOLUME LII. .. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1922. NUMBER 3. * " " "" " " " * = ...... n ... IN .imi . . II . iII .... llil. I... I . i. . i. II . . fIe n. i.. . . .I lln . I. . l .ll IN = lm= = =l =I =mlmI~l =m i* ili***** nn** I**i*I*ml * l - *i 16 _ . , r . . •.. COMMUNITY THEATRE DONALDSONVILLE, LA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 GEO. H. DAVIS PRESENTS A HARRY REVIER PRODUCTION Life's Greatest -i Question Featuring Roy Stewart, Louise Lovely and Dorothy Valegra ..... AN EMOTIOINAL PLAY OF A WOMAN'S PROBLEM--SHOULD SHE HAVE TOLD? A hot-blooded story of the men and women of the Far North. It took the best man of the Royal North west Mounted Police to stop the trouble started when Nani Cumberland concealed her past life. Prices-10, 17 and 28c. Doors open at 4 p. m. ' PROHIBITION ON DEFENSIVE. TI lard Fight to Be Waged in 100 Con- Mi gressional District 4t is reported from Washington t prohibition will be made an is- tha r inL.about 100 of the 435 con- sic al districts of the country at wl November election, and in five or al( the thirty--five senatorial con- sti i as many states. In some sec- hit ~ issue will be paramount, but mi re, for the mo it will dr li ine, emod- tai let» - the to nated to the carnival fun the performance Misses and Rosalie Landry sold udge :Bndy netting $21 for the c nival< -,nd by their efforts. This i the tecond time these two hustling ung ladies have sold candy for the car nival, and from their efforts th as sociation has derived almost $50 from candy sales alone. Much aise and commendation has been bes eo On both for their earnest en vor :and hard work for the Mar ras festival. FORMER RESIDENT IES. PFrderick Linde, Well }hokn in This City, Dies at Lake clarles Sunday The Chief deeply regrets to report that Frederick Linde, who was a resi dent of this city many years ago, died at his home in Lake Charles last iSunday morning. Funeral services . ere held on Monday and the body sent to East Orange, N. J. his native -city, for interment. For several years Mr. Linde con ducted a jewelry store in Donaldson ville, on Railroad avenue just oppo lte the office of The Chief. He was 'a skilled and moat artistic workman " in his trade, and his work excited euech attention and praise from all who saw it. IIe was clas.ed as the ,equal of any jeweler in this section. or in New Orleans. He made many '1riends while living here and-his genial and wholesouled disposition Was remarked by all. He was a good Citizen and a splendid man. W Mr. Linde removed from this city to Alexandria, to the deep'regret of all who knew him here. In Alexan *ria he opened a magnificent jewelry establishment and (lid a fine business, bttending outside of the limits of that city. He began to take trips to outside points with Lake Charles as one of them, and finally about two Years ago removed his business to that city. Deceased is survived by his widow, a young son and a daughter, who live in California, and two sisters and a brother living in New Jersey. ., Sasketball tnames. Last Sunday the basketball teams Of the boys and girls of the Donald *inville High School journeyed to St. Gabriel, where two games were play Ol,one between the boys' teams and the other between the girls' teams. The boys of Donaldsonville completely Outelassed, and out-played their op Payits, winning by the one-sided "re of 28 to 4, but the Donaldson fi girls were not so fortunate, two Of their regulars being absent, and they were defeated by a score of 17 i5. A fair sized contingent of fans fron this city followed the teams O5d rooted for their favorites at the CARPENTER AND PLUMBING WORK. When you are in need of carpen tor plumbing work give me a bt, My prices are reasonable and SWork is executed in a neat and *O?,!nanship manner. If you con . t~plate having any work done just tellme to call and I will be glad to '0.ss the matter with you. No job .olarge, none too small. CAMILLE S8NEAULT, Carpenter and plum '.... Donaldsonville, La. Boost. don't knock. TO RESCUE MAROONED FISH. Millions Are Said to Be Caught in Pits Along the River. A movement is being organized by the Louisiana Conservation Commis sion, to rescue the millions of fish which were caught in barrow pits along the Mississippi river, and" other streams since the receding of the high water. It is said that there are millions of fish in these pits, which dry up in the course of time and un less they are rescued they are cer tain to perish, meaning a great loss to the state. ,ae fishSs ,escued will. be idis- I orga ion ow in effect to de e liver an address n the benefits of co 1 operative mark ting. THIBODAUX BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION THIBODAUX, LA. Scores another hit by paying -Mrs. Edward P. Ramirez $1000 in full and the $50 from the Burial Fund within the short time of eight days after the death of her husband. Within four hours after Mr. Ramirez's death, the Associa tion paid Mrs. Ramirez $100 in accordance with the contract of paying one-tenth of the beneficiary certificate immediately upoh being notified. The Association is now recognized as one of the foremost and largest organizations of its character in America and it in vites men and women who are in good health to become mem bers. For further information, see MR. JOS. P. THIAC of Don aldsonville, or write direct to the office. THIBODAUX BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION Thibodaux, La. TAX COLLECTIONS DROP. T Internal Revenue Payments Decline La< 47 Per cent in Louisiana in Year. Figures made public in Washing- I ton a few days ago, internal revenue tha collections for the fiscal year 1922, flob showed $1,398,000,000 less than the bel previous year, reflecting the business lot depression which swept over the lo country. The cost to the govern- qui ment of collecting the tax went up 43 cents for every $100. The hel total collections were $3,197,000,000 th' as compared with $4,595,000,000 in the 1921. Gathering the tax cost $41,- on 435,000, or $1.30 for each $100, as thl against 87 cents for each $100 the So year before. ed Income and porfits taxes totalled eo $2,088,000,000, a decease of $1,140,- of 000,000; estate taxes $139,000,000 a decrease of $15,000,000; insurance $210,000,000, decrease $111,000,00,000; beverages of all kinds, $79,000,000, a decrease $62,000,000; tobaccos, $270,000,000, increase $16,000,000; admissions and dues $80,000,000; de- IM crease $16,000,000; excise taxes, $174,000,000, decrease $55,000,000; specail taxes $91,000,000, decreases $2,000,000; stamp taxes, $59,000,000 be recrease $13,000,000; employment of U child labor $15,000, decrease $9000; miscellaneous collection, including ai receipts under the prohibition act and ' ' through customs offices, $7,356,000, increase $159,000. The amounts paid in income and "c profits taxes and the percentage of i1 decrease compared with 1921, in the ed southern states follow: Amount Per cent hC Decrease tip Alabama .......................$ 8,916,00 37 tU Arkansas ........... .... 5,336,00 35 Florida ........... .... 8,427,00 17 Georria ............. :.. . 14,225.000 51 U1 Indiana ........... ... . 30,705,000 38 fe Kentucky . ............ 16,285,000 35 e Louisiana ................... 15.427.000 47 Miissisi ...... 3,402.000 53 North Carolina ....... 23,173,000 41) U South Carolina .......... 0,693,.000 6:3 1( '.IIi'ncase ' . ........ ....14.167,000 45 Texas ... ....... . . . . 34,038.00 33 cc Virginia ... 18,561,000 41 Only the District of Columbia of Li all the states and territories showed fc an increase in income and profits flu taxes paid, its total being $9,713,000 or 21 per cent more than in 1921. t1 Rallying Round Our Language. il Nlot the least commendable of the g' numerous patriotic or semi-patriotic at "pledges" that are popular nowadays is one that the Chicagoi Women's al Club is said to have proposed. Here it is: I love the United States of Ameri- u ca; I love the country's flag; I love ti my country's language. I promise: t1 1. That I will not dishonor- my country's .speech by leaving off the p last sgtFble of words: i 2. Th`t wl . .A erican 'e e . ndian a a.r, no nnier than the dice game, le- nor' the raw recruits nor the "last :o- resort" cannon which winds up the performance." TO DELAY FLOOD HEARING. You Lack of Definite Policy Said to Pre- DIon clude Success in Congress. E It is reported from Washington atte that the congressional hearing on The flood control plans set for Septem- and her 3, will be postponed so as to al- rece low more time for the people of the the lower Mississippi valley to discuss the PUP question. T The opinion seems to be generally ted held in Louisiana and Mississippi and that every effort should be made for Au( the people along the river to aJ;ree the on a legislative policy. At present put' there is great division of opinion. lea; Some want to see legislation initiat- tle ed which will provide that the federal to government is to pay the entire cost the of flood prevention. Others, in their cau desire to see the levee line brought of up to the standard at the earliest nei possible date, are willing that the lo- pri cal interests pay the entire cost. spe Still others want additional federal and nmoney. made available under the con- lad ditions of the flood control act. It is recognized that if the repre- tha :sentatives of these factions appear xt before a committee of Congress, each urging a different form of legislation, h the chances to obtain federal assist- ho ance will be lessened. If the hearings for can be delayed for a short period un- citi til general meetings are held there an' is a chance that some plan will be of worked out which will have the unan- an' imous support of those most concern- lad ed. There also is the uncertainty as to int how long the House of Representa- fai tives will stay in session. A plan vir- tio tually had been agreed to for the pie House to recess early in September th, until the tariff bill comes out of con- thi ference. That president's call for legislation to cope with the strike yo situation may charge these plans, but on until the legislative program is an nounced no new :date for the flood th control hearings Will be fixed. Representative Wilson of the Fifth m Louisiana District today issued the wi 1 following statement with regard to tin flood control appropriations: du "The public should understand ch that no bill has been introduced and those handling the legislation have no intention of introducing a bill in Con- w( gress until full and complete hear ings are held at Washington at which t all interests will be represented. The tr s important thing to the valley is that to all those interested should get a clear pi Sidea of the practical situation before use. go "There only is ;one more appropria- ie e tion to be made under the flood con- a tract act which authorized the ex-or Y penditure of $4 ,000,000. This ap- it e propriation will sxpire in 1923, so it is essentially n essary that united ds n action looking t future be taken ad n at this time. in "There are ce in ideas and plans , have been 1p ne, ast Pay your poll taxes for 1922, if the you want to vote in the important elcetions of the year 1924. Young Local Artists Congratulated on i Their Performance. Donaldsonville, La., August 21, 1922. Editor The Chief-Myself and wife attended the show at the Community Theatre on Friday night of last week and we feel free to confess that we received a very pleasant surprise by the dancing of Miss Garnet Aucoin's pupils. Donaldsonville is to be congratula ted on having such a bevy of pretty and graceful dancing girls, and Miss Aucoin is also to be congratulated on the training and excellence of her pupil's dancing. And last but not least each and every one of these lit tle girls and young lady dancers are to be individually congratulated on their graceful dancing, as all of them caused their parents, and the hearts of all of the large audience that wit nessed their dancing, to swell with pride for them. But I lelieve that special congratulations should ie ex tended to Misses Anna May Allen, and Sue Marriette, as these two young ladies had the leading and difficult dancing to do, and they did it more than well. Their dancing was "par excellence." I have seen dancing girls, both home talent and professionals, per form on stages in quite a few large cities in various states in the south, and none of them that 1 remember of excelled the dancing of Miss Allen and Miss Marriette. These two young ladies are capable of dancing on any stage and pleasing any audience. The writer has no kinship, nor any interest whatsoever in any of these fair dancers, but a sense of apprecia tion of their talent and the great pleasure he received from witnessing their performance, impels him to take this means of congratulating these - young ladies, arid Miss Aucoin also, and I believe that each and every one of the large number of persons who witnessed this perfomance on that night feel as I do about this matter. I challenge any city in Louisiana with a population of twice, or three times that of Donaldsonville, to pro duce a prettier and better dancing 1 class, than those who danced on this special occasion, size and age con ,sidered. It cannot be clone, hence it would be a rare treat to the good h people of our nearby cities and towns if the managers of their thea e tres could arrange with Miss Aucoin r to stage this same dance by her pu- T r pils in their theatres. e When your local theatres put on good shows by home talent, patron ize them. When our editor puts out a a good paper, and our local paper is i one of this kind, subscribe to it, as it is a part, of your civic duty to do a d so. If you love your wife and chil- se n dren, tell them so--at least once in ti awhile-as such an act is a first-class t; investmen in happiness at your. ti ! h-me,= ; • i the fair-:daug admission ticket will if to win a Christmas basket filled with int good things to eat. Everyone is' urged to' help in this worthy cause. NEXT WEEK'S SPECIALS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4 TO 9. 90-inch English Bobbinet Bars, 5.48 special for next w eek................................... 108-inch English Bobbinet Bars, 5.98 special for next week ............... Extra good reality Honeycomb Bed Spreads, 2. 48 $3.50 value, next week, only.............................. Large size Huck Towels, 15c 20 cents value, speial for next weekl:........ 5 Ladies' Gingham and Percale House Dresses, 98c $1.50 value, next week, only ................... Ladies' fine Brocaded Brassieres, 49c 75 cents value, next week, only....................... Misses' Black Ribbed Hose, 1.5 cents value 1 0c special for next week ..................................... Mary Garden Face Powder, $1 value, 75c .next week, only................ ............ Men's Nainsook Check Union Suits, 49c 90 cents value, next week only....................... Men's Silk 4-in-hand Ties, $1 value, 49c special for next week .............. Coiner Railroad Avenue and Donaldsonville, La. Mississippi Street THE SOUTH LA. FAIR. Terrebonne to Have Big Agricultural F and Cattle Exhibits. Several carloads of Jersey, Holstein and Hereford cattle, Hampshire pigs f and an extensive agricultural exhibit, f including sugar s d Paille Finne in a manufactured dairy food will be c sent to the Sou ouisiana Fair, Oc- I tober 7 to 15, b the Southdown plan- I ;tation of Houm operated by the "es tate of H. 'C. Mix r. The Southdown tion will fc pete for the sweep Sthe best display ehances enCh oiig i Remedy, famous for its cures of bad colds may be had for a trifle? (Adv.) THE BIG CHURCH FAIR. Partial List of Attractions Scheduled for Festival. Preparations for the big two days'. fair and festival to be given at the fair grounds Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, for the benefit of the Catholischurch debt fund, are progressing most satisfactorily. The reports of the various committees of ladies appointed to solicit contribu tions of all kinds are most encour irig and the indications are t the timunthe fair opens the d of .ck *il(en e roodm is a6sa ends, that the book-shelves are in adequate, and that the room must sometimes be used as a classroom, it is of much satisfaction to know that in point of number of books and their circulation, the library is one of the best in Louisiana. An idea of the magnitude of the li brarv can be reached by consideriifg the number of books circulated dur ing the past session. Data compiled by the librarian and principal show the following report: Grade Total No. No. of Average No. of books pupils in (in whole nos.) * issued dur- grade of books issued ing session per pupil during session Second.... 616 94 7 Third..... 835 97 8 Fourth:.. 318 65 5 Fifth...... 236 65 4 Sixth...... 538 53 10 Seventh.. 432 40 11 Eighth.... 676 42 16 Ninth..... 247 23 11 Tenth..... 243 23 11 Eleventh 137 9 15 Totals 4278 507 8 Teachers 67 Adult Public 158 Grand Total 4503 That continual growth of the libra ry is the slogan is attested to by an order of more than one hundred new volumes, recently made by the depart ment. The new lbooks are mainly juvenile in character, in the hopes of satisfying the craving to read that the young readers possess. Many donations of books have been made this year. Chief among these is the handsome contribution of the entire set of "The Little Colonel" series (twenty-one volumes in num ber), by Mrs. Alex Bloomenstiel of this city. A full measure of praise is due her for this thoughful act. The value of this donation can best be appreciated by considering the uses to which these volumes will be put. It is estimated that more than one hundred children will have gladdened hearts during this session as they read these juvenile classics. The school is also indebted for donations of books to the following: Alice Sims, five volumes; Willie and Olga Brandt, four volumes; Nancy Landry, three volumes, Emma Lemann, four volumes; Olga Schmalzrid,one volume; Clyde Ayraud, two volumes; Mildred Dupeire, two volumes; and ,Bryan Landry, five volumes. Much of the credit for the success of the library is due Miss Mary E. Stuart, th4 competent librariafi. Un tiring devotion and indefatigable zeal characterize Miss Stuart's work as she counsels and assists those who borrow books or consult references. The public is urged to make full use of the many advantages offered by the library. Slap at Dailies. Louisiana needd a big daily paper that will tell the truth and treat ali classes justly. Perverted news re ports and damaging propaganda are spread broadcast every day; and there is no paper of state-wide circulation to challenge and refute these falsehoods.-Bunkie Record. 666 quickly relieves Colds and LaGrippe, Constipation, Biliousness and Headaches.