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Devote4 to the Upbumluag tof the MWet Side of the River. "A very live and creditable weekly newspaper." -MANUFACTURERS RECORD. ALGIERS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1922. ysxxx _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _lm .- ,. - - -- -- RURAL AMERICA WILL DO IT Lo ~agorcement is more generally practiced and respected in rural S d small towns than in the larger cities. Ss reat cities were, by a large majority, opposed to the elimina .saloon. And yet it was the saloon in the large cities that did Sthe soul-and body-destroying business. MlIs ay place the saloon was at its worst in the big towns. Yet stiy favored its retention and today register protest against t.aiaý.On the oher hand, by a large majority, the small towns and 'districts favor the laws of decency. this reason the small towns do not today experience, as do larger that which has been termed the crime wave. QM committee on law enforcement of the American Bar Association, My Judge William D. Swaney, of Chattanooga, Tenn., has rec mmmed to the lawyers of the land that a very drastic national law wahWd which will prohibit the promiscuous sale of firearms. Q committee declares that the pistol serves no special purpose in -_ muity today and that it should not be manufactured except so p pvernment and official needs may require under proper legal regu wj ad control. a committee points out that there were nearly 10.000 unlawful IiIa in this country last year and that burglaries have increased in r11 ~tates 1,200% in the last ten years. y committee also maintains that deliberate murder, burglary and will seldom be attempted unless the criminal is armed. It also eat that crime percentages in Europe are very much less, due to * that it is difficult for civilians to acquire firearms and the penalty Swe for carrying them. SM cities are so busy with what they regard as the pressing t the hour, that they are less likely to weigh the moral worth - -i-n e than are the smaller towns and rural districts. Therefore, Sanal support of a righteous redress against a wrong social tendency 4 e bE the less populated places. SM IMg town men too often think they are the big idea builders. is thir big mistake. It is the small towns that both make and r tIe small towns and the farmers of the land who put across ugtrdoa of manufacture and sale and possession of pocket fire / , mer and it is rural America that will bring it. WHAT THEY THINK OF US g TLe.Plcayne of Sunday has ~ g wgIS to may of our citisens: 'M ANS SHUN SIDEWALKS FOR MIDDLE GROUND. !1e peat Algerian enigma takes with the celebrated and noto. 3r hordim which seeks the mn I. a chicken contronted with a said road. The 1>glrws. Trans-Miiassippl take the middle of the al.e Algerian never uses a after sundown, oldest cit er. His motive Is cloaked in rather than In mystery. iss, sidewalks," "Weeds," sad Heredity" are some of tglepos vouchsafed by aa bhver the motive, however, the neaas. Nightly one sees pe lagly and in groups, sidewalks and perambulat the eeters of the buslest Metorists have learned to ieir speed to the local cuar gad three automobiles were rcently In avoiding pedes sast peculiar manifestation, is that native Algerians their habit when they cross .AM er visit other cities. Iasdt I cloaked In antiquity, h tbei time immemorial. FROM THE PEOPLE. - THE DYS OF ALGIERS. gler4, L., La,. 22, 1922. ha1am hew many of yoU are I Seeating? I am for one. a mles to reorgnie old S"ib. LA., of Algiers, and I -. Ma boys to join as po 1 ea are over twelve years ilegr to no other troop, d weould like to otn, me a seoo as possible. his 1 RHoer street. war what good couting ur ays, sad perhaps have *id$ theb Here is the o e- have waited foer. See m ea peasible and I will YO about the troop and er a ew Troop 18, CHARLES WAEL '~W~mm A. T. HIGGeNS S lth ate LegInsarve uheeh g e Ralreatd Train. a nti e A est s, 122. go eervead for the pre ý a eeada ate hr se Mr. A. T. lalns, forthe Lsecoad Con CAMPAIGN. b ý84.4, and there M to beeeted. AV 3mm who canes p ea e eeehde ýaa a, poesi waeh I its Seta 'm 60abw GET LIFE SAVING BADGES p The Life Saving Test which was conducted by E. J. Hunt, Physical!, Director, on last Wednesday evening at the Algiers Swimming Pool, proved to be a success. The following young ladies of this city received their badges as life savers: Misses Ruth Calvin, Lillian Olivier. Mary Wieg- I man and Louise Bourgeois. There will be another test during the early part of September. All those wishing to enter same please hand in your name to Mr. B. J. Hunt, care of Mr. Lux, officer in charge of the Algiers Playgrounds. ALL RESIDENCES ORDERED TO PUT IN MAIL BOXES. Instructions were sent to all post t masters by First Assistant Postmas . ter General Bartlett to require house holders within four months to install boxes or cut slots in doors to facill itate the delivery of mail. Those who do not meet the requirement may have delivery of mail discontinued, 7 Mr. Bartlett said. h SISTER XAVIER COUSIN OF LATE IRISH LEADER. Sister Xavier who is so well known here, has the sympathy of her many friends in the loss of her cousin, the late Michael Collins, the Irish leader who was killed last week. Sister Xavier, who is now in New I Orleans was interviewed in the quiet hall of the Academy of Holy Angels, she spoke softly in glowinlg terms of Collins, holding his life and. deeds as an inspiration to Irishmen the world over. LOCAL POLICE CAPTAIN HEADS VETERANS. Captain James M. Dimitry, veteran of thirty years service on the New Orleans police force and for the last year in charge of the iEight Precinct station in Algiers, was elected senior vice.commander of the Spanish War Veterans at their tweaty-tfourth annual reunion and eacm3gment at - Los Angeles yesterday. 1 SHOOT OUT LIGHTS AND THEN SHOOT NEGROES I Corporal Arthur iattler, of the Eighth Precinct police station, re ported that on Aug. 20, 1122, about 12:40 a. m., some unknown white men fired about eight shots from re volvers into the dwelling house No. 1100 Vallette street, which is occupied by Michael Marshal (colored) sad ShmUil, and ene of the shots took effeet In the right hip of Clarence Marshall, who was in a sitting postl tics en the bed. From an Investigation it was learned that a crowd of white men had con gruated at VerMet and Dian streets, and one of them had shot the electric ight aout at that corner. They then proceeded to VaDette stret, where they threw a rock through the door of the rldeaem of Hudson Johnsos S(elred), reddg at 111 Vallette street, whr Is Isploeyd by the Teass and Pacl rairead as a laborer. Th. crowd them tied about eight shots into the asened em d Michael Mar i san's rssdse. a by bab In bcrsee, and ae e e shots took effect, a stated ebesve. a2MmsmN was tkEan ae the aMlW esopist tahe p-o uto, whee hise All Over the State Just Now /NESELL 9E THE ' PRFESERVES SEC PIPPINS WON A PRIZE ATlEFAI LAST YEAR' 1- - II BET WvE'LL MAKE FOLKS ST UP AND TAKE // NOTICE DOWN 10T MOLD STILL THE FAIR THE FAIR PORa 14H1S IS t11S YEAR' A BLUE RIBBON CURL IN YOUR TAIL THIS YEAR ! (_ p AVOCSK Personal Mention And General News SHORT ITEMS CONCERNING WEST SIDE PEOPIZ. Mrs. Ed Neussly and daughter Ed wina were week-end visitors here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. Daneaux spent the week-end in Algiers, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Robeau. Miss Blanche Ledet of Houma, La., is the guest of relatives here. Mrs. H. Rigaud and children are spending some time in the country. Mrs. Loupe and children are spend ing a few days here. Mrs. W. W. Eastwood and baby left for Charleston, 8. C. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cunning ham and children left Monday for Bay St. Louis, where they will spend a while. Miss Vivian Vallette spent the week-end in Ponchatoula, the guest of her uncle, Dr. E. J. Kevlin. Miss Irene Laskey has returned from Biloxi, where she spent the summer. Misses Anna May Laskey and Dor othy Murtagh and little Morris and Flossie Laskey are home from Biloxi. Mrs. L. V. Sierra and children, Lolita and L. V., Jr., spent a week at Heartsease Park. Mrs. Gertrude Olroyd has returned from Chicago. dMrs. B. C. Gilder and children are spending a while with relatives in Cuba, Ala. Dr. V. Lowe and family have re turned from Bay St. Louis. Mr. A J. J. Haser is in Honduras on a business trip. Miss Gladys Munsterman and Ira 1 Munstermann returned home after + spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Baker at Milneburg. Mrs. H. Munstermana spent a few days at Milneburg, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Baker. Misses Blanche Ramos and Mildred Munstermann were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Baker on Monday, at Milneburg. Mrs. G. . DenHerder and baby are spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. J. L. Canningham. - Misses Victoria and Basel Olepert, together with Mrs. C. Green, Br., and daughters, Katie and Florence, re turned during the week from North Carolina, where they enjoyed the mountain scenery. Miss Emma Schneider spent Tue day and Wednesday is Algers, the guests of her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Schneider, O route from New York to her home In Gal veston, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Lyes (see Cleo Platt) are receiving egratl& tions upon the arrival ot a baby girl. The little one's name will be Beverly Pay Lyons. Miss Margaret Garland expects to leave saturday for Chicago, where she will visit her sister. Mrs. 8. J. Hogan and daughter, Marie Louise, will return home Sun day after visiting friends in Gulfport 1or several days. Miss Marion Thompson has re turned home after spending her vaca tion with a number of college girls in a camp in Tenmneses. A penny party was gven yesterday at the heom ot Mrs . Goebel by Du val and Junior Dickey for the hbeadt 4t the Trinity Lutheran Church. The lawtsn which was prettiMy llmanted. was fille with little flks and quitte a met mm we realised. Refrsh. -el e, s ud ad - fan uey t1 Sgmmad Wan i: Woman With 13 Children Seeks To Be Divorced l- The civil district court has been e called on to sever marriage ties en during for thirty-five years, during e which period thirteen children were ,f born, ten of them surviving. Mrs. Mary Mars Willis, 613 Ope lousas street, is the applicant for the separation. Her petition alleged that her husband, Louis F. Willis, threat ened her life, and that she was forced to prefer charges against him in the I- criminal courts. This occurred early in December she said but afterward, t during the holiday season, she be came reconciled to him. New troubles arose last Monday, she said, when he became angry and struck her in the face with his fist, following this with desertion. She seeks to enjoin him from sell e ing their home, or disposing of other community property. The couple were married February d 1, 1887. The ten surviving children e are: John A., Joseph, Walter, Louis, Mary, Stewart, Clothilde, Esther, r. Lillian and Florence, all grown ex d cepting four. INVESTIGATE FIRES. Investigation by Fire Marshal Lecocq of two fires Friday which l completely destroyed a house being built by a strike-breaker and the dam aging of a house occupied by a man said to be unfriendly to the strikers, led to the summoning of M. Dagle, alleged striker, to appear before the fire marshal Saturday. The house destroyed was belng erected by H. Dillan, and the house m beneath which the oil soaked burlap r sacks were found is occupied by Den Salns Ledet, a strike-breaker. Mrs. Ledet, according to Fire Mar r shal Lecocq saw eight men leave an alley by her home Friday morning and a few moments later, attracted I by the odor of smoke, found burning1 sacks saturated ina oil beneath a t porch. STRIKERS MEET. Striking railroad shopmen held a maw meeting at Algiers Playgrounds. The public was invited to attend. The speakers were F. J. McCreery, representative of the railway em b ployes' department, A. P. of L.; J. e Frost of the clerks, J. Bowen of the legislative department of the Brother F hood of Railroad Trainmen, G. Poe, o international representative of the r. machinists; A. T. Higglns and other a labor leaders. 1. GANG FIRES AT MARSHAL f Twelve shots were fired at him L from ambush at 5:30 o'clock Monday y morning at Opelousas avenue and Benny street, according to a state meat to police yesterday by Edmond s Randolph, 25 years old, 608 Opelousas avenue, a deputy United States mar shal engaged in guarding Southern ' Pacific railroad shops None of the shots took effect and, as he saw only the vague forms of eight men in flight, he did not return the fire, Randolph said. Police found his pistol had not been discharged. Randolph was unable to furnish a de scription of the men and the police found no trace of them. SGETS BIG CONTRACTS e Walter Diimell has Just begun a Mg . cisdtreat he eurel for the ecti Sweh ofet the SBrMe Hoepital t Shreprt, La. He ales et the ete Stiual eastret fer the OM0d Imame ,g Leng at "Ashevd Fire In Home Of Railroad Worker Fire bugs were blamed by Corporal Hiattier of the police and by firemen for the blaze which drove the family of Dennis Ledet from their home at 517 Pacific Avenue, at 2 a. m., Friday. Ledet was awakened by the cracking of the flames, and roused the other members of his family. Then with i volunteer neighbors he attacked the t blaze, partially checking it until the t arrival of firemen. While the fire [had gained considerable headway, it i was soon quenched. 8 Pieces of burlap saturated with F oil, found between the weather I, boards and the wall of the front t room, were the evidences of incen. S diarism found by the firemen and a police. The building, a double cot a tage with the other half unoccupied, a was valued at $5,000 and was I.n sured for $4,000. 1- Ledet is employed by the South r ern Pacific Railroad, retaining his job through the rail strike. Police y and deputy fire marshals are con. y tinuing the investigation into the cause of the blaze. EXCLUSIVE CLUB The Exclusive Club held a meet ing at the home of Miss Ollie Le Blanc on Belleville street, which was well attended. Dancing was indulged Iin until a late hour and refreshments were served in abundance. All who attended spent a pleasant evening. Those present were: Misses Virgil Caferlo, Emily Choate, Hasel 8alee by, Ura Durbret, Alden Johnson, Ollie Le Blanc, Margaret Sarbeck, Martha Ponti, Margie Blakeman, Alma Fel lers; Messrs. Marion Ryan, Clement Balk, James Johnson, Willie Erick son, Sam King, George Gall, Philip Saleeby, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Le Blanc, and many others. PURSE DISAPPEARS Police last night were investigat ing the alleged theft Tuesday after noon of a purse containing approxi mately $215 belonging to Mrs. May Frisch, 831 Opelousas street, from a ldesk in a beauty parlor in a Canal street building. Mrs. Frisch told the police she asked an attendant in the parlors to take charge of the purse when she left the building, and this attendant was unable to find the purse in the desk. HISTORY OF JEWS FOR CAPT. MAXSON. A few minutes before the Southern Pacific liner Momus was ready to r sa.l from the St. Ann street wharf, Wednesday morning for New York, the spacious dining saloon of that vessel was made the scene of a sect ond presentation of a token of es teem, to her master, Captain Charles P. Masson. On her last trip out of this port, Captain Matson was presented with a large silver loving cup by a com mittee, representing the passengers who came south in her 288th trip. Just before the vessel sailed, the gallant captain was called into the dining saloon and It the presence of a few passengers and some Inter ested visitors, some of whom came down on the memorable 288th trip. Rabbi Morris Sessler, in a brief ad . dress, in behalf of the body he rep. resented, turned over a beautiful * set of six volumes, embracing the history of the Jews, written by Oraets, and ordered eat specially for the Momuas' master from the Jewish Publeatiem Society ot Philadephis. I Captain Maioe ersmsed his ilheartflte thanks to these em 8 ceae ad anidi thatll ie wh s erM h be wewd emjq readle in easel *l se e wih meah i ead valtm. Railroads Make Big Profits In 1921 But Fail To Furnish Cars To Move Rotting 1922 Crops SHOPMEN ALL CONDEMNED FOR ASKING FOR WHAT THEY EARN Railroads Shows Huge Earnings While Car Shortage Through Neglect Grows Hourly More Serious-Men Are Forced To Accept Lower Wages The railroads of the United States must be curbed quickly. They must be forced to stop manipulations of facts and abandon prop aganda policies which have been brazenly practiced for the last four years. The ruthless policies of the railroads are tying this nation into economic knots so fast that within a few weeks they will bring agriculture. industry and business of all kinds to a dead stop. Agriculture is in a most serious situation right now. Even though drastic methods were immediately employed there will be a loss suffered by the farmers in trying to move the twelve billion dollar crops now Into the harvest. harvest. Car Shortage Was Known Traffic Manager C. B. Hutchings of the Traffic Dept., of the Ameri can Farm Bureau Federation, after investigation early in June, and be-i fore the strike went into effect, esti mated a heavy car shortage this fall. The American Railway Associa tion stated that on June 15 there were 332.681 cars needing repairs, 268,305 of which required heavy re pairs. Since then the strike has paralyzed construction and repairs of all kind. The association also stated that the percentage of cars in. bad order on June 1 was 15 per cent. _ These same figures compared with those of the Interstate Commerce Commission show that there was a big backward movement of repairs of freight equipment from April to a June. This, too, in the face of the t fact that the railroads knew from Department of Agriculture reports at that the biggest crops of years t would have to be marketed this fall. This policy of neglect of vital at rolling stock by the railroads is only in line with the financial camouflage shoved down the public's throat by er as clever a bunch of artists as ever th drew press-agent's salaries. be That "Hard Time" Talk he In other words all the "hard-time" re railroad talk we have heard was it cooked up in a great propaganda de partment and served at breakfast, th dinner and supper for the last four rs years-in fact ever since the gov nt ernment turned the roads back to g. the private owners after the war. d Type result of this is, that nine ot. persons out of ten In the United _!States today believe that the rail in. roads are in a terrible plight; that their operating expenses are enor th- mous-that freight rates ought to his be raised if they are to make repairs ice etc., etc., etc. sn. It isn't true. he The figures as quoted in the ac companying box show profits of the leading railroads for 1921. These I are their own figures as quoted by 4 et- gentlemen on Wall Street who are I e !they claim are bargain prices. The as Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe haseI ed Lts ATTACK ITEM REPORTER , ho ho Patrolman Timothy Valentine, act I· ing corporal, reports that at about 08:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, he re ie ceived a telephone message from it ha Rene Pelletier (white), special agent e A for the Southern Pacific railroad, that v nt there was a man at the corner of n k- Alix and Powder streets who wantedI to go to the ferry. 1c, Patrolman Valentine immediately proceeded to the above corner and met Charles Housand (white), age 21 years, residing in Bonnabel place, Lt. Jefferson parish, and employed as a .. reporter by the Item. He stated that d. about the above mentioned time he sy was on his way from the 8. P. shops a and upon arriving at the corner of g Alix and Powder streets he was stopped by three unknown white men, he who questioned him as to where he to was going. The reporter gave an he unfavorable reply and one of the men at struck him in the right eye, breaking he the frame of his eyeglasses and dis coloring his eye. Housand was placed 1 In a Ford auto and a tour of the vicinity was made, but no trace of N. the guilty parties. ra WELCOME AND FAREWELL. to - rf, On last Wednesday evening, Miss rk, A. Poncet, who was principal at Mc tat Donogh No. 4 School last term and so. several terms before, introduced to e- the Mothers Club of the above School, in Miss Lobrano, the new principal who has been appointed by the School rt, Board to take charge of McDonogh th No. 4. U- Miss Poncet has been trnsfserred to a MeDonogh No. 31. Her many friends I p. In Aigiers hope that she will continue he her success while in McDonogh No. heS. Refreshments were served inl Sabundance and all who attended spent I Sa pleasant evening. Those present were: Mies: W. P. Short, president; H. Acker, Banker; , J.Duffy, A. Delcasel, A. Guiliot, Wl-( mer, T. Lilly, Thee. Hotard, Misses b . McDonald, Fortler, and Leash Davis. PENNY PARTY A penny party will be given at the j Hlrner of IDelaronde and Olivieor . streets on Sept. 5, 192, from 4 to 6 i p. m, for the beufit et the N. B. 3. . O. 0. kmb. Admnis te Cm. v m . _ Here are profits of railroads in 1921 in 1921 Railroad Profit Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe ----________$39,331,662 I Atlantic Coast Line--..... 1,790,569 New York Central...... 22,295,686 Norfolk & Western..... 10.043,181 Northern Pacifc ........ 22,965,399 s Southern Pacifc ....... 30,618,778 Union Pacifc ----------... 31,301,075 Chesapeake & Ohio..... 4,192,601 Chicago & Rock Island.. 5,780,259 SIllinois Central ........ 9,700,704 Missouri Pacific ------- 3,537,016 a3 few gold bonds ready for absorp t1ion. The road operates 11,700 miles 1of road. In the year 1921 it cleaned Sup a profit of $39,931,662. Por little thing. The New York Central in the same year made a clean profit of $22,295,686. The Southern Pacific got away with a profit of $30,618,778. r No wonder freight rates ought to be raised. Of course when we get into Intri cate railroad bookkeeping we as. sume it can be shown that black is white after the manner of proving r the cat had ten tails, but, stripped of all befudding and specious argu. ment, the figures as quoted seem to be the outstanding facts told briefly. The situation right now is so serlt ous that farmers in many states . cannot get coal to thresh wheat A wheat which after threshing will , have to be piled on the ground, be. o cause elevators and granerles are .a packed full waiting-waiting-wait. ing for cars. Write to your congressman and . senator. Let this government know e that the railroads can no longer ex a ploit this nation while they drive y on for increased profits - blood a money. The very life of our prin e cipal industry, Agriculture, is at a stake. .NEW REGULARS IN FIFTEENTH GATHER AT JOINT MEETING. t A joint meeting of New Regulars 1 in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Sev tenth Precincts of the Fifteenth Ward t was held at 339 Belleville Street. The f meeting was well attended and many I women were in the audience. Henry Acker, president of the New Regu. lar organization in the ward pro. sided, and among the speakers were: Judge Wynne Rogers, Judge W. A. Bell, Arthur Charbonnet, Mike Foto. Louis Acker, Senator Christy, A. Henricks, Representative P. P. O'Donnell and C. J. Donner. ALGIERS PRECINCTS IN JOINT RALLY THURSDAY. The captains of the First, Second and Third precincts of the Fifteenth Ward, Choctaw Regular Democracy, have arranged a Joint meeting for Thursday night, August 31, in the Pythian Hall, Bermuda and Alin streets. The call is signed by H. N. Umbach, captain of the First precinct; e Fred Stansbury, captain of the See. ond precinct, and Jos .E. Rooney, cap. taln of the Third precinct. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NOMI NATE NEW OFFICERS Officers of Santa Maria Council No. d 1724, Algiers, to be elected Wednee. 0 day, Sept. 13, were nominated at a I. meeting held last Wednesday. The 0 following accepted nomination: l Grand Knight: P. 3. Musts, Geo. h J. Forrest. Deputy Grand Knight: Walter T. Ryan, James Brodtmana. o Chancellor: A. J. Galennie, William 5 Ford. Recorder: Walter Durand, * John A. Barrett. Becretary: Joseph .P. Skelly, Ben W. Borne. Treasurer: Gus Lyncker. Advocate: Frank Le. B court, Frank Meyers. Warden: I. O. t Lyncker. Inner Guard: A. O. Ryan, . P. Lease, John Nolan. Outer . Guard: John M. Nolan, Henry Ormoud. STrustees: Owen Henry Lindquist, - Gns Knowles. Alternate to Past *Orand Knight: James L. Higginas. * Alternate to Grand Knight: John A. Barrett, C. O. Roome, Jr. a KID PARTY. r On Saturday, September, 2, 1922, I at the Avenue Academy, the Liberty Social Club, wil eatertain at a Kids SParty. The phUle i eodanl y tIn,. I vted to atteed. No ea wil be as. mstinaesra bmass ass W' e s.