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Ho! Ho! For the Big 8-Day South La. Fair! It Opens Tomorrow! verybody is Going!
THE DONALDSON V LE CHIEF. VOLUME LH. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1922. NUMBER E n Is . UNUSUAL VALUE AS ALL MEN AGREE THE SELZ $SIX More men are buying the Selz *Six than any other shoe of its kind. Thus its remarkable value is clearly proven. It is a shoe of standard high quality priced so low that it is'recognized in every state as a rare bIgain. No other shoe is so recognized. No other brings such quality with such saving. The Selz $Six is for really critical men. Let us fit you. ISRAEL SHOE CO., INC., Donaldsonville, La. Barrow New Cane Specialist. C. B. Gouaux, who has been serv ing as sugar cane specialist in the ex tension department of the Louisiana State University for several years, has resigned his position to accept em ployment with a large planting com pany in Florida, where sugar cane experiments will be conducted on some of the cutover lands. Mr. Gouaux's work will be continued by D. N. Barrow, formerly in charge of the extension schools of the state. It is felt that Mr. Barrow is eminent ly qualified to fill this position, being a graduate of the Louisiana State university, and for fifteen years as : tant director of the experiment sta Uon of that institution, and flee years assistant director of Calhoun experi mont station. Mr. Barrow also work ed for three years at the Audubon sugar station at New Orleans. All sugar cane experiments that are now being conducted throughout the state will be taken care of by Mr. Barrow. Attorneys representing the state of Mississippi and representing the va rious railroads involved in the $40, 000,000 anti-merger suit, which has been on trial at Meridian, Miss., for several weeks, have been given thirty days in which to prepare and submit their briefs to the chancellor before whom the case is on trial. It is ex pected that it will be three months before the chancellor's decision is handed down. The suit has been pending nine years; having been filed by Attornney General Ross Collins in 1913. WHY IT PAYS TO BE WELL DRESSED MO st ll CHWK Most men do not pay enough attention to clothes they don't get enough style and quality. Good style makes them look better, feel better, take greater pride in themselves. Fine quality gives them long wear--keeps the style looking right- saves their money. Clothes made by KUPPENHEIMER AND HART SCHAFFNER & MARX will keep you well dressed. CALL IN AND LET US SHOW YOU ADOLPHE NETTER DONALDSONVILLE, LA. NOT YET! Hello! my good friend; are you a resident here? Gosh! what a street! and your main one I hear, Why, this thoroughfare is so chock full of holes. That it risks peoples' necks and harrows their souls. lust think of it, friend, if correctly I'm told, This town is at least several hundred years One oan only conclude it has been running in "first." And surely is due for a little speed-burst. Forgive me, don't take it to heart so, my friend; I would not insult you, or your town-pride offend, throng The streets of your town all the blessed year long, And if mine's the impression each one will receive, You'll have cause for your town's reputation to grieve, For this street is a poor advertisement in deed Of a spirit of progress, or a will to succeed. Well, so long, tell this tale to the "league" of your town To your "chamber of commerce"-your men of renown To your papers, your boosters; see what you can get, But I only could answer, "They aren't or ganized yet." "DARIIY HICKS.9' A Good Physic. When you want a physic that is mild and gentle in effect, easy to take and certain to act, take Chamberlain's Tablets. They are excellent. (Adv.) LADIES FORM COURT. Catholic Daughters of America Or ganize With 44 Members. Through the unt.irnz e1I.;!ts of t V. C. M. Chamber,, pai.;ti r cf the local Catholic church, Court of As comion No. 61, Catholic Daughters of America, was organized Sunday of Iasi week with a membership of 44. !he ceremonies of organization and initiation were conducted by the de :;ree team of Court Marie Louise of b.aton Rouge. Rev. Father Blanchet of Belle Al lance and members of the order from Baton Rouge, Houma, Eunice, New Orleans and Alexandria came to Don aldsonville for the initiation. The visiting members and candidates at tended in a body a special high mass at the Catholic church at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. Father Quinn, S. M., of Jefferson College, delivered a beau tiful sermon. After mass, lunch was served in the parochial hall. Mrs. Thomas Gill, grand regent of Baton Rouge court, addressed the candi dates, explaining the purpose and good of the organization. Mrs. Em mn Booth, lecturer of Baton Rouge Court, followed with an addeess equally as interesting. The members and canditlates then proceeded to the Knights of Columbus hall, where the initiation took place. The fo!low ang became members: Mrs. John Delatte, Mrs. A. A. Sar radet, Mrs. A. J. Chapman, Mrs. H. P. Broussard, Mrs. P. J. LeBlanc, Miss Gertrude Stakelum, Mrs. Richard Melancon, Mrs. J. N. Gisclard, Miss Bella Landry, Mrs. H. J. Casso, Mrs. Sidney Vega, Mrs. Adolphe. Netter, Mrs. Edward Schaff, Miss Ritta Co meaux, Miss Rose Lee Landry, Mrs. Clarence LeBlane, Miss Maud A. Landry, Miss Lucille Dalferes, Miss Lillian Schroeder, Mrs. L. B. Matting ly, Miss Lois Mattingly, Mrs. Caleb C. Weber, Miss Mary E. Melancon, Mrs. John Schaff, Miss Olga Youngs, Mrs. H. L. Youngs, Mrs. Gustave Guin chard, Miss Amelie Cire, Mrs. Arthur Lemann, Mrs. Percy Lemann, Mrs. Jos. Casso, Miss Clara Barbier, Miss Enola Richard, Miss Clementine Lan dry, Miss Roy Casso, Miss Marie Mi chel, Mrs. John D. Hanson, Miss Noelie Cire,. Miss Adeline Darnall, Miss Beulah Kelly, Mrs. Oscar Lan dry, Miss Jeanne Fortier, Miss Laura Fernandez. Later in the evening Court Marie Louise of Baton Rouge installed the following officers: Mrs. L. B. Matting ly, grand regent; Mrs. Adolphe Net ter, vice grand regent; Miss Bella Landry, prophetess; Miss Olga Youngs, historian; Miss Mary Melancon, finan cial secretary; Mrs. H. P. Broussard, treasurer; Mrs. Clarence LeBlanc, monitor; Mrs. A. A. Sarradet, senti nel; Mrs. Jno. D. Hanson, Mrs. S. V. Vega, Mrs. P. J. LeBlanc, Mrs. C. C. Weber. Miss Ritta Comeaux and Miss Rose Lee Landry, trustees; Miss Lois ,MXt g1ly,_o ganist, and Rev. C....M. Chambon, chaplain. Among the visiting members were: Mrs. Fred Picot, grand regent of Eu nice Court, Miss Mary Klein, senti nel of Eunice Court and Mrs. Tunney of Alexandria. "YOUR BEST FRIEND." Wonderful Picture to Be Shown at the Grand Next Tuesday. Reviewed at the Stanton Theatre, Philadelphia, where it was shown to a fastidious crowd that taxed the ca pacity of that spacious house, "Your Best Friend" brought tears to eyes of every one who looked on, and when the final flash faded away into finis there wasn't a dry handkerchief in the house. There was no exaggeration of moth er in this picture, for in the hands of Vera Gordon, that earthly angel rep resented every ideal and every con ception of the character all love so dearly. She was true to life, anxious, sometimes perplexed, at other times plain, and again there were times when she was so real, so good, so lovable that she seemed to step off the screen into real life and plant a cheering kiss on your quivering lips, quivering because of the treatment to which she had been so unjustly subjected by an ambitious, but negli gent son, a daughter-in-law who was genuine, but could not understand, and a "ritzie" mother who saw the light of day but too late. "Your Best Friend" is a human document, for there is nothing that happens in this feature that does not transpire in real life. You know every character. You identify every move. If you liked Vera Gordon in "Humoresque" you will idolize her in this production. There have been mothers and then some, but the mother that Vera Gordon portrays is the one that is making life the cheerful thing it really is. Harry Rapf can justly boast about this pro duction, for his production is a monu ment memorial of the dearest thing in the world. Scenically, it is simple with most of the sets interiors. It is cleverly produced, and the story, written about a mother. Don't fail to see the picture at the Grand Theatre next Tuesday. The twenty-sixth annual conven tion of the Grain Dealers' National Association, was held at the Hotel Grunewald, New Orleans, this week, with a large number of members from all parts of the country in attendance. The annual meeting of the grain dealers is known as the "Billion Dollar Convention," as the delegates represent that volume of bus iness yearly to the port of New Or leans, if they are favorably impress ed with the city's facilities for hand ling same. W. J. Brandon, well-known sign painter of New Orleans, is tempora rily located in Donaldsonville. Mr. Brandon announces that he has come here for the South Louisiana Fair. He offers his services to all those in need of painting in his line. His prices are reasonable and he guaran tees satisfaction. Telephone No. 106. A contract was recently awarded for the remodeling of the government postoffice at Alexandria, at a cost of $64,500. BIG SOUTH L FAIR OPENS TOMORROW. Numerous Exhibits, Splendid Shows and Attractions, Base ball, Football, Horse Races, Horse Show, Athletics, Fireworks, U. S. Warship and Seaplanes. The very heavy rain which fell here his morning and which was ap parenly general throughout this sec tion, it is feared will have the effect of materially reducing the very large attendance of visitors which was ex pected here for the opening day of the South Loui ;iana fair, tomorrow. The roads leading to Donaldsonville from all directions which heretofore were in fair condition, were flooded by the heavy rainfall and at points where new levees are in course of construction immediately below this ctiy, in St. James, and in Iberville, may become impassable and prevent the coming of a large number of peo ple who had planned to visit the Fair City tomorrow. This ij exceedingly unfortunate, as all preparations have been comple ted and the stage is all set for the formal grand opening to morrow at 11 o'clock a. m. Promptly at that hour, Mayor Joseph N. Gisclard will deliver an address of welcome and will be followed by Mayor Andrew McShane of New Or leans, who will officially open the ex position. The buildings and grounds are all in first-class condition and every effort has been made by the manage ment to please and satisfy the ex hibitors and to make the visitors comfortable. The exhibits of swine, cattle, prize poultry, flowers, agricultural and manufacturers products, high school art, automobiles, etc., will be more numerous and varied than ever before and are expected to attract the at tention and please the many visitors who are expected here for the event. The better babies contest, will as usual, attract keen interest, and the United States cruiser Birmingham and the navy seaplanes which will be here on October 13 to 15, will no doubt come in for their full share of at tention. The free attractions which will be offered every (lay and night will con sist of balloon ascensions, parachute drops,. Marvelous Melville, former ly with Barnum and Bailey, in his daring flying trapeze act; sensational acrobatic and conlortion high ladder and table act; the elephant on the high wire; a clown comedy acrobatic act and Miss Bobby Rosselle in her sensational swinging ladder act. There will be a grand display of fireworks, three nights only, tomor row, Wednesday, Oct 11 and Sunday October 15. The agricultural and farm exhib its will be unusually large and 1ll consist of corn, corn products, sugar cane, and sugar cane products, cot ton, rice, forage crops, truck, tobac co, grains, seeds, nuts and fruit, bee See Us at the South Louisiana Fair HOLT PO WE R~LIGHT "fie- Little- Brotier of tfie- Central- Power Station.. Let the Holt Power-Light run your milking machine. It does it easily and cheaply. Saves FO B DETROIT you time and labor. Lights the house and barn safely. Saves work for all. 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ARTHUR DUVIC'S SONS 130-132 Chartres St. NEW ORLEANS, LA. products, dairy products and wool. A new exhibit, and one which is ex pected to attract much attention is the Louisana grown coffee bean. planted and cultivated by Rudolph ilanchard of St. John parish. There will be many exhibits in the food conservation department where demonstrations will be given in bread, pie, biscait and cake baking, home made candies, jellies, lims. pickles, canned and dried vegetables and fruit and canned meats and fish. Many breeds will be represented in the cattle and swine exhibits as wvell as in the poultry displays. There will be many exhibits of embroidery, baby clothes, handker chiefs, plain sewing and knitting and art work, including china painting, wood carving, clay-molding, etc. A large sum in premiums will be awarded to exhibitors in- all depart ments. A restaurant and several lunch and cake and soft drink stands will fur nish food and drink to visitors at reasonable prices at all hours, and a force of special officers will patrol the grounds and see that peace and order are maintained. The following is the official program for tomorrow, the opening day: 11:00 a. m.-Address of welcome by Mayor Jos. N. Gisclard of Donald sonville. 11.15 a. m.-Official opening of the Tenth South Louisiana Fair and Ex position by Mayor Andrew McShane of New Orleans. 12:00 m.-Exhibits of agriculture, canning, livestock, poultry, manu factures, automobiles, tractors, farm implements, school, textile and art work open for inspection. 1 :00 p. m.-Concerts by Claiborne Williams' Brass Band and Orchestra. 2:00 p. m.-Championship 10-mile bicycle race. 2:15 p. m.-Pony running races. 2:30 p. m.-Vaudeville, platform, high wire and trapeze acts. 3:00 p. m.-Baseball game, Norcos v, Donaldsonville. 4:30 p. m.-Livestock parade. 5:00 p. m.-Balloon ascension and parachute drop. 6:30 p. m.-Radio concerts. 7:00 p. m.-Night horse show. 8:00 p. m.-Grand spectacular fire works display. 8:30 p. m.-Dancing, side shows and midway attractions until mid night. The above program, with possibly slight variations, will be repeated each day, with the exception of the fireworks display, which will be re peated only next Wednesday and on Sunday night, October 15, the clos ing day of.the big fair. Welcome Strangers To Our City WE EXTEND TO YOU A CORDIAL INVITA TION TO PAY US A VISIT WHILST IN OUR MIDST AD INSPECT THE WONDERFUL LINE OF MEMS AND BOYS' APPAREL AND LADIES' AND MISSES' SUITS, COATS, DRESSES AND SHOES, ALSO OUR VARIED SELECTION OF LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S TRIMMED AND READ .-WEAR HATS. _ t, The Fashion Company Donaldsonville, La. Has Large Increase in Students. Nearly a thousand students regis tered at Louisiana State University last week, the first week of registra tion. Indications are that the Uni versity will have a record enrollment this year which may even exceed the capacity of the school, but the au thorities have announced that they will do everything possible to accom modate all sudents who wish-to enter. When the University closed last Sat urday afternoon, 981 students had registered. During the first week of last year tudents were enrolled; making an increase of 56 this session, It is expected that more than twelve hundred students will enroll before registration closes. CONFEDERATE VETERANS. Revenue for 1922 Pensions Wiped Out By Three Quarterly Payments. The Confederate veterans of the state of Louisiana, and widows of veterans who are on the pen sion list, will receive only three quarterly payments of $90 each, or a total of $270 instead of $360 this year, according to the in formation conveyed in a letter from the state auditor which accompanied the checks to cover the third quarter, sent out October 1. This the auditor states is due to the fact that there was a considerable increase in the number of pensioners from January 1, 1921 to July 1, 1922. The letter reads as follows: TO CONFEDERATE PENSIONERS. Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 1. 1922. At a meeting of the State Board of Liqui elation held on Sepember G. 1922, reports were received from the state auditor and State Pension Board showing that the entire revenues for pensions for 1922 had been more than wiped out by the payments made dur ing, the first three-quarters of the year, in eluding checks sent out October 1. The amount available for pensions in 1922 under the three-quarter mill tax is $1,125. 000 at the outside. A balance of $272,000 was left from 1921. 'lhis gives a total of $1,397.000 for payment of Confederate pen sions during the present year. Checks drawn to the Confederate pensioners on the rolls for the first three-quarters of 1922 total $1,400,292. This creates a small deficit and leaves nothing for the balance of the year The State Board of Liquidation unanimous ly resolved to recommend that the checks for the third quarter of 1922 le sent out as contemplated and to advise that no fur ther payments of pensions be made in 1922 In 192p a total of $965.099.82 was paid for pensions. In 1921 the total was $1. 251,973.62. As shown. already there ha been expended in 1922. for the first three quarters, $1,406,292.60. The list of pen sioners has increased from 5221 on January 1, 1921, to 5304 on July 1, 1922. On the basis of the payments for three quarters of 1922, the Confederate pensioners will re reive $270 for the year, or at the rate oi $22.20 per month. The revenues of lhb state do not permit greater payments. The assertion of the Board of Liquidatitn against further pension payments for 1922 was taken with greater reluctance and rs. grit and only because lack of money t, make additional payments made this im perative. In view of the financial situation, the State Board of Pensions, at a special meeting held on September 5, 1922, decided that no additional names should be placed on the pension roills at this time., THOS. 41. HARRIS, State Auditor and Ex-Officio Secretary of the State Board of Liquidation. Excursion Palace Coming October 11. Beauties of bhe Mississippi by night will be observed best here on Wed nesday, October 11, when the steamer Capitol, largest stern wheel excursion steamer on inland waters, makes its appearance at Donaldsonville 'or onat Moonlight excursion dance. On its way to New Orleans, the Capitol will stop here and give amusement lovers the terat of the year. The big boat is by far the most beautiful craft afloat and together with its excellent entertaining facilities will be the most unique and enjoyable event to be rec orded in the amusement annals of the city. A ballroom which is oriental in design and presided over by the kings of syncopation, will give all residents of the city an opportunity of disporting themselves at will in terp sichorean pleasures. The Capitol's famous ten-piece Syncopating Band of St. Louis, acclaimed the best jazz orchestra in the middle west, will perform in the big dancing pavilion throughout the evening. In addition to the lure of the large ballroom, those boarding the Capitol will find hundreds of lounging chairs and- rock ers and ample promenade space. 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.