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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.
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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
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