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THE DON ALDSONVILLE CHIEF. VOLUME LII. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1922. • un n msnu mu nun mm i • i •1m GAS TRAIL. Pungent Paragraphs Picked from the Automotive Field. Keep springs tight at the axles; looseness here causes most spring breaks. The total cost of the New York New Jersey vehicular tunnel will ex .ed(l $28,000,000. Farmers led in the purchase of a ,ertain popular make of small car in the past months. Motor theft losses in the United States are placed by an authority at $300,000 every 24 hours. The total number of cars reported as stolen in 1921 was 37,554, about 7500 more than in 1920. Cities reporting a decrease in stolen cars during 1921 number but seven. Cleveland heads the list. The average individual motor ve hicle :annual gas.line consumption is estimated at 'rom 350 to 450 galons. Never leave your car with the shift lever in gear, and always look at this lever before starting the engine. In 1921, farmers of the United States are estimated to have consum ed 2,000,000 gallons of gasoline for ;stationary eingines alone. Don't u-e the same can or bucket for water and gas. A particle of water or dirt in the gasoline may cause a lot of trouble. If the carburetor is doing its duty the exhaust gas forced out of the muffler should be quite colorlessand almost entirely odorless. iThe drip-pan of a car may not seem very important but it had better be kept clean. Gasoline upon its surface ii the producing cause of many fires. Never use gasoline to clean 'the car's upholstery. It cracks the leath er and unless the gas or the dye is of very high grade may take out the color. The Ulnited States senate committee on reconstruction and productiofi has estimated that the truck mileage of the United States is 7,150,000,000. A large motor passenger transport company in California is equipping its buses with radio. Tests have proved this source of entertainment quite practicable. Overspeeding, according to a Fire stone service man, not only is bad on your pocket book or upon the car's mechanics but has as serious effect on tires as has overloading. Don't turn the hose on your car in order to wash it. Water, forced out in this way, gets into impossible-to reach places and doesn't improve the car. Use a sponge and bucket. Motor vehicle production during 1922 may reach 2,000,000 according to a Firestone expert who also figures that the 1922 tire output will break all previous records. In Estronia, one of the Baltic prov inces there are approximately 166 automobiles of which 135 are in Re val. Most of these are of German miake. Poor roads are said to ac Wind shield wipers may have their place but experienced motorists know that a little glycerine rubbed over the glass will keep rain, or even sleet and snow from obscuring the vision. Numerous rumors emanating from Germany to the effect that that coun try is soon to produce an automobile tire that will revolutionize the in dustry have not yet eventuated and little credit is given the story by the big tire manufacturers. Sugar Cane Yield Reduced by Mosaic. The yield of sugar cane is material ly reduced when it is affected with ,the mosaic disease according to in vesitgations made by the specialists in the extension division at the Lou uisiana State University and these conclusions are being corroborated by experiments now in progress on the sugar experiment station at Audobon Park. The results that have been tab ulated t yls far are sufficient to con vince the most skeptical that it will pay well to plant cane that is as free from this disease as can be obtained, according to D. N. Barrow, sugar cane specialist. "The ideal way of obtaining seed free from mosaic is by selecting the individual stalks be fore the leaves have been removed," says Mr. Barrow, "but in actual prac tice this is impracticable. While the disease is pretty widely distributed all over the sugar belt, there are many sections of greater or less ex tent, and even portions of infected fields, that are either entirely free from the disease or are only lightly affected. It will be wise, in so far as it can he done to set aside such cane for seed purposes. If the in fection prov'ts too heavy in all fields of the plantation the cane should be ground and seed cane that is free from the mosaic disease secured from other sources. While the mosaic di ,sease affects the growth of cane, after the latter has started to grow, only in a more or less undetermined de gree, it is when such cane is used for reed that the greater damage is done." Pays 40 Cents a "Cuss." It now costs 67 cents per violation for trda:ling the third commandment; common or garden variety of profani ty is .10 ents a cuss at Patterson, Pa. Squire March, in trying Tom Burns for swearing at Miss Alice Jackson, unearthed the following blue law passed in 1794: "If any person of the age of sixteen years or up ward shall profane, curse or swear by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the loly Ghost, every person so offending shall pay the sum of 67 cents far each profane, curse or oath. Persons swearing by other names than the aforementioned shall pay 40 cents for each curse word uttered." After perusing this venerable ordi nance and hearing what Burns is al leged to have said to Miss Jackson, the squire collected $2.01 from the offender. 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.) There are 10,000,000 horses and 5,000,000 mules on American farms. The rest of the work is being done by tractors. Fords oi THE ,UNIVERSAL. TRACFOR Cutyour > $39 farmcosts in half with L the Fordson D. F.O.B. DETROIT Save money on every acre Fordson the work of your farm tools four to six times withFordot This Value. Cut ,ou, hous Has Never in the field Been over half- Been with the Fordson Duplicated Give yourself It takes something besides an 8-hour engineering to furnish a you can with tractor like the Fordson the to sell at this astonish ingly low price. That something is owner confidence built on permanent satisfac tion. There are 170,000 Fordson tractors in use-wherever Power Farming is being done Fordson is showing superior service. If you are not using a Fordson now, start right. The working ability of this remarkable power plant is cutting farming costs in half in almost every kind of work done, at the draw bar or from the belt. Ask us for all the details-call, write or phone. REYNAUD-TRUXILLO MOTORS COMPANY Donaldsonville, La. Lack of Qualil Proved a Drawback to Syrup Makers. Lack of quality and lack of uni formity in grade proved a serious drawback to syrup makers last year and many operators of small plants were either left. with their goods up on their hands of were forced to sell at prices that were not remunerative, says D. N. Barrow, specialist in sugar cane, State University Extension Di vision. In the past there has been no diffi culty in disposing of this product at good prices, even though it was not of the best quality, as most of it was absorbed locally. Last year there was more syrup made in the state by small plants than ever before, and as scon as this syrup reached the general market glaring defects were found, according to Mr. Barrow. While much of .this trouble is an inherent accompaniment of the crude apparatus largely used for the manu facture of this syrup, yet another large factor in bringing it about is a lack of appreciation of the need of some standard of quality in its manufacture and large variation in the methods of operating such appa ratus. Mr. Barrow states that uniformity of methods of manufacture, even in the crude, open fire cooking outfit, will do much to improve the quality as well as bring about a nearer ap proach to uniformity, both being ab *solutely essential accomplishments before the final solution to the mar keting of this syrup can be appreach ed. Having attained approximate uni formity of quality and of methods of packing, then the final step in dis posing of this syrup by co-operative shipments can be undertaken with some prospects of success, says the specialist. L. S. U. Professor Discussed at Seminar. Dr. Charles E. Coates, professor of chemistry at L. S. U. and dean of the Audubon Sugar School, will be one of the 15 contemporary United States chemists whose biog raphy will be discussed by a graduate student in chemistry at the Univer city of Pittsburg at its Chemistry in 1922-23. This honor which is ac corded to Dr. Coates and to the Uni versity, is a tribute to his achieve ments and a recognition of. the high standing which Dr. Coates holds in the field of chemistry. While this course is intgpded primarily for graduate students majoring in chem istry, others interested in any of these topics are invited through the Pittsburg press to attend the semi nar. The course will include beside the biographical sketch a discussion of the three most important publish ed papers of the chemists and photo graphs will also be on display in or der to further acquaint the future chemists with those who have al ready distinguished themselves in this line of work. The other four teen chemists include L. H. Baek land, W. D. Bancroft, Chas. Basket ville, E. M. Chamot, C. F. Chandler, F. G. Cottrell, E. C. Franklin, Otto Folin, H. S. Fry, C. Funk, M. Gom berg, W. D. Harkins, W. F. Hille brand and G. A. Hullett. Send The Chief your next order for job printing. An Interesting Pen Picture of This State by Basil Thompson. "Mme. de La Louisiane fairly screams romance............ elusive, 'coy, droll, if you will, but very real, quaint, colorful," writes Basil Thomp son in The Nation for November 15. His article is the sixteenth in The Nation's series. "These United States," which has aroused consider able dicussion with its descriptions of Mississippi's illiteracy, Delaware's feudal family, Ohio's commercialism, etc. These, and other states have been bitterly attacked. Louisiana is one of very few in the entire series to receive favorable treatment. Basil Thompson is editor of The Double Dealer, which, for many northerners and easterners, has put New Orleans on the literary map. He opens his article on Louisiana by call ing himself "a native son not wholly lacking in sentiment toward his de lightfully volatile soil-mother." Then he proceeds, with more than senti ment, with an almost romatic tender ness, to paint a vivid, colorful por trait of this mother and "her favorite child, Mam'selle Nouvelle Orleans." He gives us a brilliant picture of Mardi Gras following which he light ly sketches "Madame's past," con cluding that her life, her spirit, and her essence are a heritage of the past. He regrets that she has pro duced practically nothing in the way of creative arts, but he at once com forts himself with the beautiful momenclature of the streets, and rivers, and parishes of the "Paris of America." He finished: "Mistress of chivalry, cuisine, and the dance; cos mopolis of legend, caprice and motley the Columbine of the cities-New Or leans!" Running a Newspaper. Anybody can run a newspaper. All you have to do is buy a plant, know how-tod operate it, from the front door to the back door. Then hustle around and get copy. First, you must get all the local and general news. You will find the local news spread about town most anywhere; and you are expected to be most everywhere to news which comes slicking to you. You have to buy the general, the telephone and tele graph. Then you must collect the money, pay the bills and keep every body in a good humor. And the thing most important is never to leave out of the paper names of the im portant ones, and never to put them in when they should be left out. And you will learn this trick after you have been bawled out a few times. Of course getting the money to pay bills is the easiest job of all. almost as easy as pleasing everybody. Most of the people who know exact ly how to run a newspaper and make it pay are those who have fail ed in the business. They are very wise. Try it. It's great fun. Palestine (Tex.) Herald. The largest five cities in Italy Rome, Naples, Milan, Turin and Palermo--with an aggregate popula tion of over 3,000,000, have all to gether fewer telephones than Omaha, Nobraska, with a population of only a little over 200,000. Join the Red Cross. AMERICAN RED CROSS. Call of Smyrna for Help Found Or ganization Ready to Respond. All preparations had been made for the annual Roll Call of the American Red Cross, which must necessarily be completed long in advance of the opening of the camnpaign, because the chapters reach nearly around the world; the slogan, "Every American everywhere a member of the Red Cross" had been unanimously ap proved and the work of Roll Call or ganization begun with the purpose of gaining a membership of 5,000, 000 for 1923. Then, as suddenly as it was un expected, came the call from Smyrna for half a million innocent sufferers driven to the waters' edge by the vic torious Turkish troops. Thus came v, ar into the midst of the American Red Cross engagements of peace and with an insistence upon relief that could not be denied. The call found the Red Cross pre pared for service and while the chap ter at Constantinople plunged whole heartedly into the breach, national headquarters at Washington took im mediate steps to meet the terrifying situation growing out of the crisis. Within a short time American Red Cross relief workers were sent to Athens; its nurses in Europe were working in the refugee camps; ship loads of food, clothing and medical supplies were started for Greek ports, and over three-uarters of a million dolars in Red Cross funds had been committed for this great relief work. The response of the American Red Cross in this war-time disaster recalls the happy phrase uttered by Cardinal Mercier of Belgium when world war relief was at its height in his own country and in France. That brave figure in the great conflict had said of the American Red Cross: "Such a national inspiration should be captur ed and held for the benefit of all mankind." The events of the last few weeks happily prove that the inspiration has been captured. And the work for mankind in far off Greece serves to emphasize why the American Red Cross must be prepared to cope with any disaster, no matter how great in extent or how sudden, and must ever be ready to do the service quickly and effectually. The situation which finds the equip ment and resources of the American Red Crosss again engaged in reliev ing the sufferings attendant upon war with thd efficiency and generosity that in the world war was a marvel to all the nations, lays a greater ob ligation also upon Americans every where during the Roll Call to endorse services to all mankind with their signaturess and their membership fees. The Roll Call is a call to "Say it with names and with dollars" and to say it, -as in the world war times, with patriotic fervor for your For as "Peace hath its res no less renowned than war," so must the American Red Cross have its re sources from the strength of its mem bership to go ever onward in the work committed to the organization by the American people. Express Rates Continue Exhorbitant A Hold-up. Business men have a perfect right to kick on the exorbitant express rates. Wednesday this office receiv ed a package weighing 46 pounds from New York and the charges were $3.09. If this is not a hold-up we would hate to see one. Some of our local firms inform us that their trans portation charges amount to as much as $8 a day, when under normal con ditions the charges should not be over half the amount. It is certainly time that rates should take a tumble somewhere, but such will not be the case until the people rise up and do a little boycotting.-Hammond Vin dicator. Join the Red Cross. brary 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 · SBesides 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 at once. WRIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY HAROLD MARCHAND, Manager, Donaldsonville, La. SUGAR PRODUCERS WARNED. Advised Not to Mix Speculation With Sound Business Principles. Warning to sugar producers of Lou isiana not to mix spezailation with sound business principles, was voic ed Wednesday by L. M. Pdol, presi dent of the Marine Bank of New Orleans, and one of the best in formed men in the state regarding sugar marketing and financing. Other bankers joined Mr. Pool in that advice. The warning was in a statement in which Mr. Pool advised the pro ducers to take advantage of the New Orleans sugar future market, the second in the United States, as a means of insuring the producer against serious financial loss by de ,lining prices, which, records of past years show, have almost invariably followed high quotations of summer months. Especially did Mr. Pool, as a banker enunciating sound business advice, warn the producers and house owners not to engage iri spec ulation. He warned them against two kinds of gambling, first, the gamble of the producers on what the prices will be at harvest time, and second, against speculation, that is, closing out their contracts for fu ture delivQry before they are ready to deliver the actual stocks of sugar. The sugar market, like other mar kets, is subject to the influence of certain conditions which cause sud den and unexpected increases and decreses in prices. Mr. Pool, while advising the producers to sell their stocks on the future market, warns them against attempting to become "financiers" through constant buy ing and selling before harvest time. Fluctuating prices play a large part in the business troubles of the sugarhouse owner. He buys his cane from the planter at one price, but he does not know what the quo tation will be in ten days or two weeks later when he has ground the sugar and is prepared to sell it. The sugar future market, Mr. Pool pointed out, enables the sugar house owner to sell for future de livery sufficient sugar to cover the amount of cane he purchased from the planter. This sugar, sold at the current future market quotation, is for delivery a couple of weeks from date of sale. "This plan," says Mr. Pool, "is one of the greatest advantages which the future market affords the manufacturer and planter." Pep. Vigor, vitality, vim and punch, That is Pep. The courage to act on a sudden hunch, That is Pep. The nerve to tackle the hardest thing With feet that climb, and hands that -sing, That is Pep. The spirit that helps when another's down, That knows how to scatter the black est frown, That is Pep. That loves its neighbor and loves its town, That is Pep. To say "I will"-for you know you can That is Pep. To look for the best in every man, That is Pep. To meet each thundering, knockout blow, And come back with a laugh, because you know. You will get the best of the whole darned show That is Pep. Work will cure everything-hun ger, penury, misery, eczema, whoop ing cough, hay fever and the itch. It ia the nanaePa for all human woes. NEXT WEEK'S SPECIALS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13 TO 18. Heavy quality Outing Flannel, extra 171 quality, special price per yard ....................... 2 Misses' Wool Sweaters, sizes 28 to 34, $4 981 value, special for next week....................... Misses' Bleached Ribbed Vessts, worth 39c 50 cents, special for next week.................... 36-inch Black Silk Taffetta, $1.75 a yard 1 .25 value, special for next week ......................... Ladies' Fine Tailored Serge Suits, $22.50 14w98 value, next week only................... . Ladies' Fine Velour Coats, made in the 1598 newest styles, $22.50 value, special............ Men's Blue Denim Overalls, well made, 98. $1.50 value, special for next week..... Men's BlueSerge Suits, worth $22.50, 14.98 special for next week....................................... Ladies' Full Fashioned Black Silk Hose, 129 $2 value, special for next week..................... Boys' Woqleh Suits, sizes 8 to 16, worth 4.95 $6.50, special for next week .................... . . . Coreril c oa,.,., san Donaldsonville, La, M ;~ .Is Ske CATTLE RAISING IN LOUISIANA. Ticks Must Be :Eradicated if Indus- I try Is to Prosper. The Texas fe r tick is one of }he most serious mn3aCes to the cattle t industry in Loq iana, and until the f pest is complet y eradicated no sub- r stantial progre can be made with c the cattle indu in the state. The ticks not only verish the cattle and thereby depreciate their value as meai gives them the fever, which, less discovered )in time and pr attnded to m variably prov the statement a ew days ago, that in his section, because of the tick, which for some reason it has been impossibje to stamp out so far, cat tle raisers had been unable to in in crease their herds; the losses from the tick fever being practically equal to the accretions, and that he alone had lost seventeen 'heads this year. In a recent editorial the New Or leans States commented as follows upon the tick situation: During the recent largely attended I and successful State Fair at Shreve port a letter signed by bankers, busi ness men and other visitors from all over the state, was addressed to Gov. Parker irging him to a renewal of the effort to rid Louisiana of the cattle tick. "The live stock display at the fair was the most notable in its history and it was the fine exhibit of Louisi ana pasture-raised cattle that prompt ed the letter to His Excellency. Those who saw the exhibit were for cibly impressed with the possibilities of cattle development in the state. "A chain, however, is no stronger thai its weakest link. Such develop ment can only come when the state is rated 100 per cent free of the tick. As long as any areas are per mitted to remain tick-infested, the cattle raising industry in the Von infested sections will continue more or less hazardous from the ever-pres ent danger of the spread of the tick. "Once, however, the tick has been expelled-and that it can be ex pelled is not even debatable-one of the chief obstacles to the profitable use of extensive areas suitable to the growing of "rasses, clovers and 'other grazing crops for the extensive rais ing of cattle will have disappeared. "Many of the parishes are tick free. But in some of them dipping, still is resisted. The campaign must be directed to overcoming this re sistance. "Gov. Parker, it is said, is both a practical and scientific farmer. He raises fine stock .himself, some of which was exhibited at the fair, and he has not a tick on his farm because he dipped from the beginning. He therefore, is in full sympathy with the movement for tick-eradication as essential to the progress of the cat tle raising industry. Hence, he may be counted on, we think, to use to the fullest extent both his personal and official influence in bringing about universal application of the only known means of destruction of the tick. "Meanwhile, the sympathetic cam paign of education which, is being carried on by the agricultural au thorities, both federal and state, should not be relaxed. Indeed, it should be intensified, thus paving the way for remedial legislation at the next session of the Legislature, if more is needed-legislation which will be both effective and appeal to the reason of the resisters." If it cost Europe only $7200 to dis cover, America, it made a much bet ter investment than we have made in discovering modern Europe. Whenever -a-Frenchman feels the need of a bath he seems to feel it in cumbent on him to attempt to swin i. the English channel. BIG MONEY FOR SCHOOLS Parishes to Receive 66 Cents Pr, Child-Ascension Gets $4378.44 The state of Louisiana will appoa tion among the parishes this mont! for public school purposes, the eno:' mous sum of $372,763.38, being 6(' cents for each educable child for the' November allotment. This is One: cent more than the distribution of November last year, which was 65 cent. The parish of Ascension will receive $4,378.44. The folowings is the amount which will be received by each .parish: Ascension, $4378.44; WAhe iimp;i0n, ; " $4,800.18; Avoyelles, $7803.18; East Baton Rouge, $7593.30; West Bator Rouge, $2510.64; Beauregard, $4, 293.96; Bienville, $5526.18; Bossier, $4919.64; Caddo, $15,622.20; Calca sieu, $3816.78; Caldwell, $2073.72: Cameron, $931.92; East Carroll, $1, 939.08; West Carroll, $1981.32; Cat ahoula, $2525.16; Claiborne, $5611. 98; Concordia, $2738.64; De Soto $6817.80; Evangeline, $4654.32 : East Feliciana, $4437.84; West Feli ciana, $2201.76; Franklin, $4610.10 Grant, 4012.80; Iberia, $6014.82: Iberville, $6401.34; Jackson, $3515. 82; Jefferson, $3844.50; Jefferson Davis, $3663.66; Lafayette, $7245.48. Lafourche, $11,012.76; La Salle. $1851.96; Lincoln, $3962.64; Livings ton, $2570.70; Madison, $2824.14: Morehouse, $4715.16; Natchitoches, $9400.38; Orleans, $61,022.28; Oua chita, $5681.28; Plaquemines, $3033 - 36; Pointe Coupee, $6523.44; Rapides, $11,284.02- Red Riter, $3960.66, Richland, $3870.90; Sabine, $4499. 22; St. Bernard, $1129.26; St Charles, $1427.38; St. Helena, $2398.44; St. James, $4747.38; St John, $2476.32; St. Landry, $12, 378.96; St. Martin, $5353.90; St. Tammany, $3749.46; Tangipahos, $7241.52; Tensas, $2876.94; Terre, bonne, $6773.58; Union, $4500.54 Vermillion, $6380.88; Vernon, $3,. 164.20; Washington, $719. 76; City of Lake Charles, $2627.46; Total, $372,763.38. THE REASON WHY AND THE PLACE WHERE. THE REASON WHY Business training pays better, un~ quicker than any other training. Business demands trained mnen anri women. If you are not trained, Business does not want you, but will take those that are trained. THE PLACE WHERE The Baton Rouge Business College .s the place you want to go for this training. Because in Baton Rouge is the State Capitol, the Louisiana State Univer sity, the Standard Oil Company, new industries, a railroad center, a grow ing town and the place where you cant get work. Enroll in the Baton Rouge Bus, ness College, 351 Florida street. De Bes' Months in De Year By Bernard A. Stead. Jack- Frost' is hangin' roun'. - Jacq-Frost' is hangin' roun'. Leaves is turnin' red and got t De grass is gittin, brown. e Days is gittin' shortah, f Nights is gittin' long. h De mockin' bird he have mo' tin'r o To practice on his song. Turkey-gobbler struttin' roun' Puffin' out his bre'f. If he qnew what I do, t- He'd hide his fool se'f. n hanksgiving, New Year, Christ'a~s, Dey's gittin' mighty near. ie November an' December, Dey's de bes' months in de year, m Red Cross roll call starts today.