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THE DONALDSONV ILLE CHIEF.
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUME LII. - ... .. .... .... - ,DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1922. NU BBR 12. Get iBehind A ride in a Lincol is one continuous ip of comfoxta . Changes in road A scarcely any The Phaeton Rear springs shackled at both ends; final drive through a torque tube; combined with superior control of the motor F.O.B. DETROIT power itself, afford a master sense of security in any driving emergency. Ten Body Types Reynaud-Truxillo Motors Co. Donaldsonville, La. ]Ii. THE SUGAR INDUSTRY. .Three Factors Contributing to its j Prosperity in Louisiana. Three factors, which, it is predict ed, will bring geineral prosperity to the sugar belt of Louisiana, are in s .operation today. a The first and most important is 'J the newly enacted tariff, which pro tects the home grower against foreign competition. The increase in the tar iff on sugar from 1.60 to 1.75 cents a pound means approximately three quarters of a million dollars more to the Louisiana planters, estimated on the basis of a total production for 1922 of 233,333 short tons of sugar, as announced by the Board of Crop Estimates. Next is the unprecedent demand from Europe for sugar. Europe has bought thirty times as much refined sugar this year as she did in 1913, the year before the war. This year she is buying at the rate of 2,500, 000,000 pounds. And, thirdly, there is the future market, which, it is claimed, will stabilize prices by making the law of supply and demand the governing fac tor. This is done by spreading sales over the year, instead of concentrat ing them at harvest time when the market is flooded with sugar. The New Orleans sugar future mar ket, which was orfganized in July, is I the second such market in the United States. The other, in New York, re ceives practically no trade from the Louisiana producers. One great obstacle that must be overcome b)efore the Louisiana sugar future market i.. generally used by the producers is the widespread pub lie belief that future marketing is gambling. Exactly the opposite is true. Fu tuer marketing is nothing more nor less than insurance against loss. For instance -1 he mproducer in June or July look:; v oer his growing crop and estimates he, will have a certain amount of cane or sugar to sell. The price at that time i: up and the pro dpeer realizes th:t if he sells his crop at that figure Ii, will make a profit, a fair gain on his investment. So he sells suvar on the future market, a.greein to (leliver a cer tain number of tons or pounds. He is safe, then, in Ithe knowledge that happen what may to the market he will receive :i go0 d price for his crop. Probably h*, needs money. He goes to hi 1,banker, shows him where he has sold ti,, crop at a profit, and the banker, realizinig the price risk has been eliminated, advances the needed fundls. If the price drop, at harvest time the producer inot affected. He de livers his sua r at lhe 1)ric:e he sold it for months before, and cancels his contract. If the price goes up, the Producer sells his crop at the in creased quotation, sind buys back his contract. lie has had the benefit of the insurance against loss. Bankers particularly are predict ing and advocatinl-g eneral use by the producers of the future market, because the ban ker:s, financing many Of the growers, f,.ar price depression I at market (im,. which often spells ruin for protlucers. How Not to Take Cold. Some pc rsoii.s are sublject to fre quent chll., while others seldom, if ever, haye( a cold. You will find that the latter take goodl care of them selves. Threy take a shower or cold sponge lath (every day in a warm room, avoid over heated rooms, sleep With a windlow open or partly open, avoid excesses, over eating, becom- ( Ing over h(ated and then chilled and getting the feet wet. Then, when they feel the first indication of a cold, they take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy without delay and it is soon over.-(Adv.) LOMMIYIUNEKS Or ELL I SUN. List of Officers Selected by Board of Supervisors. Donaldsonville, La., Oct. 25, 1922. Following are the list of commis sioners and clerks selected to serve at the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 1922: War4 One. First precinct-A. R. Dugas, Wal lis Zeringue and J. R. Waguespack, commissioners; Rodolph P. Landry, clerk. Second precinct-Joseph J. Le Blanc, R. E. Noel and J. I. Rodrigue, commissioners; Louis Rome, clerk. Third precinct-Elphege F. Dugas, Euphemon Guedry and M. Paul Le Blanc, commissioners; C. A. Ourso, clerk. Ward Two. First precinct--Dennis Cassard, J. J. Ayraud and Camille Cassard, com missioners; Joseph J. Acosta, clerk. Ward Three. First precinct-William Earle, E. J. Von Lotten and Mears A. Folse, commissioners; A. H. Hunley, clerk. Second precinct-L. J. B. Babin, Ernest Dalferes and P. S. Richard, commissioners; J. F. Fernandez, clerk. Ward Four. First precinct-Camille Cire, Pros per Rodriguez, Sr., and O. C. Simo neaux, commissioners; Libby Robert, clerk. Ward Five. First precinct-William Green, Ed gar Waguespack and Joseph Bell, Jr., commissioners; B. Rene Robert, clerk. Second precinct---Morgan Fremin, Vincent Templet and Hart Kraemer, commissioners; Wilfred Yentzen, clerk. Third precinct-W. B. Thibaut, J. H. Brewerton and B. E. Causey, com missioners; W. W. Hodgeson, clerk. Ward Six. First precinct-L. B. Duplessis, B. J. Bingay and S. L. Berteau, com missioners; Morris Many, clerk. Second precinct-Leon S. Geismar, I. B. Landry, and J. Paul Bourgeois, commissioners; I. J. Schuster, clerk. Ward Seven. First precinct-J. F. Lanoux, John A. Marchand and Erick St. Amant, commissioners; Vincent Gautreaux, clerk. Ward Eight. First precinct-P. E. Braud, Sr., M. D. Broussard and Augustin King, commissioners; G. C. Delaune, clerk. Ward Nine. First precinct-Ruby Dixon, A. D. Carpenter and W. P. Evans, commis sioners; J. L. Dugas, clerk. Ward Ten. First precinct-R. V. Alexander, T. W. Dyer and Hy Wood, commis sioners; J. G. Nargassans, clerk. Second precinct-C. L. LaLmbert, Jos. Pertuis and J. M. Naquin, com missioners; Louis DeHass, clerk. D. C. BRUMFIELD, Pres. Board Supervisors of Election. Dengue Still Prevails. Dr. John Callan, president of the New Orleans city board of health, an nounced a few days ago that dengue fever had entirely disappeared in the Crescent City. Donaldsonville and vicinity are not quite so fortunate as there are still a number of cases here. The fever is of a very mild type how ever and has not proven serious in any case. It is believed that the ad vent of cold weather, which might be expected soon will cause it to dis appear entirely. J. E. Clayton, secretary of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, has on exhibition at his office a mammoth potato weighing nearly six pounds, grown on a farm near that village, and is said to be one of many of similar size to be found on the same farm. Little Interest in Campaign. With the national election only a few days off there is said to be no improvement in the general apathy that has marked a campaign more puzzling to the political managers than most of them are willing to ad mit. There are a few storm centers on the political map-in Ohio, Mis souri, New Jersey and New York but taken as a whole there is an in difference on. the part of the voters as to the fate of the parties and persons which sets at doubt all the usual methods of prognostication. The indifference of the voters to the two old parties and their willingness to stay at home in a spirit of "a plague on both your houses" has led many observers to the conclusion that this would have been an ideal time to start a real third party movement. The Democrats naturally claim that the stay-at-home vote is to be a protest against what the Republicans have (lone and failed to do in the national administration and in con gress. It is said that Senator Borah of Idaho and others mentioned as possible leaders in a third party move ment have not failed to grasp the mood of the voters in the present campaign and the possibilities of a third party loom brighter and bright er every day. Such a party it is said, would draw mostly from the ranks of the Republicans who are said to be (lisgusted with the poor showing made by their party under the Hard ing regime. Read your home paper. Library Tables-Desks ®OLD style parlor tables are almost a thing of the past. Very seldom do you see them nowadays, and those who have not yet bought a real up-to date library table will find this an op portune time to buy. Combination Bookcases Besides offering tempting prices on library tables and writing desks, we also have some especially attractive values in combination bookcases. It will pay you to see us al once. WRIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY HAROLD MARCHAND, Manager, Donaldsonville, La. LAWS IN INTEREST OF FARMERS Loan Limit to Be Incraesed to $25, 000 and Credit Term Made Longer. Two bills of vital interest to the farmers of Louisiana will be intro duced in the next session of con gress, which convenes in December, it is announced. One provides for an increase in the maximum loan under the federal farm system from $10, 000 to $25,000, and the other pro vides for the establishment of a longer term of credit for the farmer to replace the six months loan under the federal reserve banking system. In discussing these bills, S. L. Strivings, president of the New York State Farm Bureau, said: "At present, the limit of $10,000 which a man may borrow from a fed eral farm loan bank in order to buy a firm or for the uses of production, is too small. Land and equipment prices have gone up and more capital is needed, naturally, to start in farm ing. If a farmer commences farm ing with too small capital it is more of a handicap than a help. The bill increasing the loan limit to $25,000 should prove a distinct advantage to agriculture. "The other bill, providing for a system of intermediate credits, has been needed for many years, at least since farmers begin the practice of collective marketing. " Agriculture has long been handicapped by a lack of proper credit facilities. Several bills have been introduced. The one favored will probably provide for the establishment of an intermediate credit department in federal farm loan banks. "The six months' credit of the fed eral reserve system works excellently for industrial purposes, but is not uitied to farming. The farmer's cy cle of operations extend over a great er period than six months. Accord ing to the type of farming consider ed, his needs call for from six months to three years' credit. Longer credit is supplied by the federal farm loan system, but there is no provision for the intermediate stage. "The bill we are supporting would provide this intermediate credit. It would be available for individual farmers to finance a year's crop or to assocations of farmers to market produce. Better credit facilities for from six months to three years will aid agricultural co-operative market ing associations to develop selling op erations, insuring a more equitable distribution and better prices to both farmers and consumers." The two bills have been reported, and should have consideration at the December session. Officials of the state and national Farm Bureau Fed eration will co-operate in pushing the legislation. Lieutenant Kempl._~, Christian, U, S. Navy recruiting officer -at New Or leans, has just learned that again this district has four honor men out of twelve at the Naval Training Station, San Francisco, California. They are: Franklin G. Hammock, of Standard, La.; Charles G. Gore, 811 Jackson avenue, Vicksburg, Miss.; Warren N. Potts, Kosciusko, Miss, and Charles D. Craig, Mechanicsburg, Miss. These four boys are now undergoing train ing at the San Francisco Training Station and were all enlisted at the New Orleans recruitting office. The Cone cotton plantation situa ted in Ashley county, Ark., near the Louisiana state line, and consisting of 2000'acres, cotton gin, machine shops, home and other improvements, has been sold by its owner W. T. Cone, to Gus and Sam Wilson of Hamburg. The price paid was over Si 00,000. Crowk y is backing the "plant a tree" movement and will observe "Tree Week." The three school lea gues, the Civic League, the Chamoer of Commerce, the principals of the high schools and the colored school officials are all preparing to observe the week set aside for that purpose. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. What the Party Will Do If It Is Re turned to Power. The Democratic Senatorial Cam paign Committee has issued, through Frank A. Hampton, secretary, the following statement made by Sena tor Pat Harrison of Mississippi, a member of the Committee: "The Democratic party does not base its campaign in the coming elec tion on fault finding and criticism but, should it be entrusted with power in the coming election, it would sta;d for the following definite policies: "The immediate repeal of the in defensible Fordney-McCumber Profi teers' Adjustable Compensation Tariff act and the enactment of such changes in the Underwood-Simmons Democratic tariffs as will meet the changed conditions of the times. "To provide by legislation, justice to the American soldier. "To provide a system of agricultu ral credits fitted to the peculiar needs of the American farmers and stock men. "To maintain our merchant marine at a high standard and to operate it most economically in the interest of the American people without subsidy or special privileges to the shipping trusts. "To appropriate adequately for the economic administration of the gov ernment and to put a stop to the orgy of extravagance which prevails at the present time under the Republi can administration. "To conform in letter and in spirit to the budget system as originally conceived. "To abolish useless jobs, eliminate unnecessary expense and to reduce in excusable high salaries fixed by this administration. 'To administer the Civil Service law in good faith and without fraud, de ception or hypocrisy. "To enact legislation providing for a fair and just reclamation policy. "To bring about a better under standing between capital and labor and to see that the laboring man shall receive a fair deal, a living wage and reasonable working hours. "To pass legislation not in the in terest of a favored few, but of all the people. "To simplify and revise the tax laws so that taxes may be imposed fairly and justly upon those best able to pay. "To liberally aid good road con struction and the improvement of our rivers and harbors. "To invoke the agricultural arm of the government that the farmers may be helped to receive fair prices for their products and through the process of elimination of overhead costs and unnecessary expenses in distribution and marketing, reduce the cost of the product to-the Ameri can consumer. 'To drive 'Newberryism' from the high places in which it is now en throned, and by appropriate legisla tion to prevent corruption in politics, and restore the 'rule of the people.' "To prevent members of Congress in both houses from voting for their own selfish interests at the expense of the people. "To bring about a return of our former high commanding position in international affairs and inaugurate a better relationship with friendly nations. "To lay out new lanes of trade and commerce and find new markets for our surplus agricultural and manufac tured products. "To supplant the present adminis tration's policy of uncertainty and inaction by one of courage and de cision. "To put a stop to our rapidly de creasing balance of trade and give i impetus to our export trade, thereby s bringing about a revival of business - and expansion of our industries with resulting general prosperity among n0lr nv.nlll our people. "To remove the stranglehold of selfish interests from the throat of legitimate business and to restore equal opportunity to all alike." Here is a sraight Democratic plat form that should impress all citizens who believe that publec service should be the aim of national administration and not the furtherance of partisan ends. And it means what it proclaims. AMERICAN RED CROSS. Campaign for Funds and Membership Opens Nov. 11, and Closes Nov. 30. The annual campaign of the Amer ican Red Cross for contributions and membership will open on November 11 and close November 30, as will be observed from the following let ter of the manager of the Southern division. "To the Members and Friends of the Red Cross: "It is impossible for me to meet all of you personally as I should like to do, but I am enabled to say a word directly to you through the courtesy and co-operation of the publisher of The Chief, Donaldsonville, La. "The annual Red Cross Call will be held November 11-30, this year. Will you not write or speak an en couraging word to Walter Lemann, chairman; Mrs. S. V. Vega, vice chair man; Sam Richard, treasurer; Mrs. Emma C. Pujos, secretary. "Tell them you will help with the Roll Call in your neighborhood, or that you will renew your member ship. "Your Red Cross chapter is or should be-one of the forces for the progressive betterment of your coun ty, but your chapter and the national organization are dependent upon public support. Locally and nation ally, Red Cross officers will appre ciate your active co-operation and pledge you-their best efforts to keep the organization faithful to its ob ligations to disabled ex-soldiers and in its many other services to the country. "Sincerely yours, "HARRY L. HOPKINS, Mgr., "Southern Division, A. R. C." If you would enjoy good health, move your bowels regular. No one can reasonably hope to feel well, when constipated. When needed, take Chamberlain's Tablets.-(Adv.) NEXT WEEK'S SPECIA LS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6 TO 10. -- -- t Children's Woolen Coats in the latest 5.98 styles, sizes 7 to 10, special price.................. Misses' Wool Coats, sizes up to 14, with fur 6.98 collars, worth $8.50, special price............... Ladies' Brown and Navy Velour Coats, 15.48 made in the newest styles, $20 value,...... Ladies' extra quality Velour Coats, $25 1 8.98 value, special for next week........................... Ladies' Tailored Velour Suits, worth $20, 15.48 special for next week.................................. Ladies' Suits made of fine quality Trico- 22.98 tine, $30 value, special for next week...... Ladies' Serge Dresses, Navy and Black, 6.98 worth $10, special for next week............. . Men's Cassimere Pants, all wool, worth $5.. 3.29 special for next w eek.................................... Ladies' fine Black Kid Lace Shoes, low 2.95 heel, $4 value, next week, only................... Boys' Cassimere Suits, sizes 7 to 16, $, 5.98 value, special for next week .............................. Corner Ranroad Aiuer and Donaldsonville, La. i Mississippi Street ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Enrollment at End of First Month As Compared With Last Year. The following statement of the en -ollment of pupils in the public schools of the parish at the end of the first month is compared with that of last year, has been prepared by H. P. Broussard, parish superintendent: Donaldsonville, I . Oct. 27, 1922. To the Membe A. Ascension Parish Scho ard, School Principals and Teachers: Friday, October 13, ended our first scholastic month. I am sure that the members of the school board, prin cipals and teachers will appreciate knowing the enrollment in each school, per cent of attendance, the total enrollment in all the schools of the parish and whether or not our enrollment at the end of the first month this session is greater or less than our enrolment for the first month last session. I am therefore submit ting as follows this information ar ranged in order of the highest per centage of attendance. Figures with in the parentheses show the enroll ment at the end of the first month for the session 1921-22: Percent Name of School Enrollment Av. At. of At. Oak Grove H. S... ( 180) 163 156.5 96 Cornerview S....... ( 34) 37 34.9 94 Don'ville H. S... ( 618) 677 638.1 94 Smoke Bend S..... ( 68) 62 58.1 94 Calbasse S.,......... (131) 126 117.3 93 Gonzales H. S..... ( 355) 384 350.9 91 Dutchtown H. S... ( 312) 297 269.3 91 Elise Memorial S. ( 46) 44 39.9 91 Lake school.......... ( 79) 73 66 90 Burnside school.. ( 45) 34 30.4 89 St. Amant school ( 142) 131 115.3 88 Sacramento school ( 81) 70 61.2 88 Galvez school...... ( 112) 89 77.1 87 lBrittany school.... ( 41) 54 46.9 87 Black Bayou S... ( 74) 77 64.1 83 Singletary school ( 68) 45 36.3 81 Johnson school.... ( 39) 36 27.8 79 Sorrento school.... ( 82) 81 64 69 Floyd School........ ( 31) 21 14.4 69 Martin school..... ( 71) 70 45.5 65 Total................2609 2570 We have enrolled 39 pupils less this session than last session for the first month. Yours truly, H. P. BROUSSARD, Superintendent. Rubber Mallet for Auto Use Saves Tire and Rim. A large manufacturer of rubber goods is introducing a mallet with a rubber head, intended to eliminate the injuries to tires nad rims that result from careless or misdirected blows from a metal hammer when changing tires. It pays to Advertise. TO HELP MAKE U. 5. WET. Big Campaign Fund Raised in Paris To Aid Americans. According to a recent cable from Paris, Europe is to lend a helping hand to the United States irn wrest ing the country from the curse of prohibition. A fund reaching many million francs has been pledged by the wine iampai 'ga%§ prohibis' ..".. , n United States and other countries. The fight will be waged through the newly organized International League: Against Prohibition, with healdquart ers in Paris. The American campaign will be can ried on in co-operation with the liquor forces of the United State:s, it was learned today. Organizers say they have little to fear from the prohibition forces ir Europe. Their chief concern is t( help American wets. "We are not going to America t: ask the United States to overthrow prohibition," said Jean Couprie, on:e of the French delegates to the Brus sels convention, which organized the league. "We would probably be po litetly but firmly rejected if we did. "We believe our cause is just as legitimate as that of the prohibition ists. American supporters of prohib ition have taken the liberty of send ing their apostles to Europe. W, believe we have at least the righ' to offer our wholehearted support t= American wets, if they will accept They will find our organization anm ply backed financially and with 100 000,000 advocates back of it. "We believe Americans are in: pressed by scientific facts and inves tigations by unbiased professional men. Tests of the effect of the mod erate use of wines aod beers on the: average human being are conducted by scientists and doctors. They will be passed on to America without comment. "Further details of the America:n campaign await the attitude of th,. American wets toward our offer." Carpenter and Plumbing Work. When you are in need of cprpen 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 yoa. No job too large, none too small. CAMILLE ESNEAULT, Carpenter and plum ber, Donaldsonville, La. "Only the Best for me!" declares the woman Swho takes pride in the kind of food she sets before her family. She knows it doesn't pay to waste her good efforts and her good flour, eggs and other materials by using anything but ROYAL-the best bak ing powder made. It Contains No Alum Leaves No Bitter Taste s