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C-S ATZON. wI Usited States (of America. State o t Parish of Orleans. City of lie It knotn. That on this gOrl n day .f the month of oc- Al i the year of our Lord one thou- I nine hundred twe.nty two (1922). \M d the Independence of the United [. j f thAmerica the one hundred and Iit soventh. before me. (Cuthbert S. Al ' snotary public, duly commis- Fr and qualifid in and for the ," and State afore.sai.. therein re- le, and in the Pt ,sense of the two M: 'Ined compet'. t witnesses. per- lMi L rsa'mel - and a, peared the parties al 1Y came5 are her unto sulscribhed. Mi g nasated an· de.cl.redi that. availing M, w,o stes of the pro' Isions of the laws i ti.sta.te and larticularly Act 130 ire o the .gleslatur' If this State for the J! 1902. and all laws amendatory Ht gaof and of the same subject-matter. ,(; tW hare covenanted and agreed, antd J lbethee presents do covenant and (_; by and bind themselves and those F" ay ny hereafter become associated It them in order to form and con- wV gtEtl a corporation or body politic in .[ wor the objects and purposes and llt the stipulations and conditions it, 8sr g--to-wit Al ATICLE I.---The name and style ofS Mt S torporation shall Ib. the '-ELICAN II berpEAD ASSOCIATION. and un- ', S'SEorporate name it shall have the l.. 1ar itand atuthority to contract. sue S. P . sued to make, have and use a LI hoate seal and the same to break. l'. slrand ameInd at pl'asure. to name J. dt' aoint "such managers. directors E. d aPents as the inte.rest and co.nve- SMi slo of the corporation may re- MlI C oe -T m-ake a"nd establish and Mit (gir such by-lawsw. rules and reg- E. ons -for "the proper manage- .<e t and regrulation of Its affairs as W Sbe necessar and proplr to carry E. he the oljects and purposes of said La Sloratson: To hold. receive. lease. La "r5 . Rand convey, mortgage and -t under its corlporate name. prop- Mt . both real and personal: to lend K. tsy on se-,ritles: and said corpora- (' s nless sooner dissolIved. in accord- -1 OWwith this charter, shall exist and It. etliwe for and during a period of Its s .t-ayse years from and after date .II 1o ARTICLE IT -The domicile of this srration shall he In the City of New Er Ornaa Parish of Orleans. State of Usana. and all citations and other I. Sprocess shalt he served upon the J. ilest. and in his absence or Inahil to act. upon the Vice-President. and tae absence or inability of both of Ja tbM officers to act on the Secretary A rILE ITT -Ths objects and pur sss for wnlch this corporation is Ian and the nature of the business ga flae arried on by it is stated and de- St, a sj to he: To provide for the accn- th sasea of a fund from payments made In Ssecount of the subscriptions to A alIstock and from rentals, bonuses. in rest on loans and other sources. NE sai for the purpose of assilsting the inawrsl of amid corporatiol In pur og. building and improving and ls real estate and homes situated _ tCe lityr of New Orleans and the Iihms of Jefferson and St. Bernard jg nemoving encumhrances therefrom: At d also for the purpose of lending may on shares. or otherwise, to its mashers: and to the above ends it shall u. hwfli for said corporation to pur from any shareholder or any L ar person any real estate, improved a N "g almproved. and to sell or dispose thi d ksame. in the same condition or of Igr mproving. repairing or building an a o sme. to any member or other d and generally to make all con- Ar and to do all acts requisite or seA or proper in order to carry rnt the objects and purpoPes of this Pli lion. which is that of a Home a Association. all of which acts and th 61m this Association ma do as if sstfiealy incorporated In this charter. P ARTiCLE IV.-The capital stock of ay ' Association shall he five million of jpW.. 00H) dollars. divided Into and rel ted by fifty thousand (50.000) tic of the par value of one hundred 26 M) dollars each. Said stock shall SL isied Into two classes, to be known ap arnt or installment stock and full en withdrawal stock. Current or In- p, Sstock shall e paid for in c- an with the By-Laws of this As- mu, Sand the laws of this State. but or ate of at least twenty-five cents a 'htre per week. Full paid with- fot steek shall be paid for in full thi U * datse of its 1ae0. int is Association shall be a going S sand shall have the right to thi business when and after one LF thousand dollars of its capital PF Mail have been subscribed for thi t haut ten per cent thereof shall thi bess paid for is cash. th hRTICLZ V.-The corporate powers exi eL srporation shall be exercised faIf S ard of Directors. consisting of to Ul than thirteen (1) nor more p tanty-five (25) shareholders, pot al whom shall own at least one at -e full paid stock. which Board of ule shall be elected by the share- ag anually on the third Tuesday te of each near. commencing tdo the year 1927. after due notice, ans at for in the By-Laws, and the an Sideeetore to be elected shall m, by the Board aof Directors coIat aeetnr neaxt preceding the an- at atl of shareholders. Said shall be by ballot and shall be Sthe domicile of the Association ' the supervision of three share- Or t. be appointed by the Board at its last preceding meet- b 1 amid commissioners shall not ab for election on the board. f Iders receiving the highest Pon e votes cast shall be declared al -ilore to old an election at to asceafled shall not dissolve the cla but the directors and en *.11 hol4 office until an elec- chi be held. ann ceasntg to own one hut S etil pai stock shall ipso facto an his mat, and such vacancy shall op< htle remaining members of an. The directorsn shall elect co I senMer on the third Tues- Int huary of each year. bleginning an ear 123. a President . one or Th-rsedets and a Secretary thi : sad shall also elect an su,, ma notary public. The offices 00( ad Treasurenr may he con- drs n person, to be called the of. T.esurer. All haid shall also have such other an( as ay be seat forth in the Br SwMich may be necessary to Sthe ects and purposes *] ~ f e0tora shall constitute ren all meetings of the e board. o V.-The followlag pertsons to the first Board of Di- 1 S ve until their successors to vis: Gus B. Baldtwin. - . ir Oins Blancand. C. P. Forean- t( easeL Leon . Hubert. J. the 3rnest W Jones, Max N. twa S. Reanyson. J. Y. Sanders. eac aults or. Vdosca Rne A. th 1 h i Wardn. the _ hnamed. Leon D. Hubert pub S sd t Gur Blancand shall n r L and Michel A. Beenel a I s Ueretary-Treasurev. Said eer , r Unaeatlo the third Tues- ct usatof the year 1927, orI nesasors are elected and and the mld board, thus con- In shalh e the right to increase iSphip to not more than directas hv a two-thirds Beard of Directors. and to qu nee the directors thus chosen. Fl$.-No shareholder shall on ii Ifhb or responsible for faults or debts of this In any further sum than re ed his or her indebtednes a ;rUlesea- anor shall any tnfor- ad g5iaantion have the effect th abharter null or of ex shaehoaler to any liability , ameoat of his or her In all modiedor tha bs Satee ind writing mailedl lis at Ms or hder last An leRdde sadu d the pub- she & _m. it a newdpaper at I thl corporaltir asi M Iad in ease of dissole a at such meeting a and who shall p f ie rleai quidation - of shall have lab shA 1t L daona. son the aday ' ;PVe1 muieal lazes ati cHAR'TR together with the said appearers, and h me. notary, after due reading of the sa whole. n Amount Amount a full current o no paid installment p Appearers: stock stock st Leon D. Hubert ..........=1,000 $4.000 S. A. Becnel ...........1,000 9.000 Loulse A. Landry 50.. 500 It. S. Landry. Jr. 400 Albin Provosty. Jr .... 500 Frank A. Durr 500 Chas. J. Purr ... . a Jeanne Arnoult _........ 200 Marcellie M. Landry .... 500 Mrs. Robert Chapoit .... 200 4.000 Miss A. Brockhaus ...... 500 Miss (dlile V. Hubert . 500 5.500 Mrs. Leon P. Hubert .. 200 I. B. Rennyson .......... 100 1.000 Peter E. Young ...... 50 Jules .J. Viosca ... 500 1.500 Hy. Arnoult........... 500 1;us Blancand ... ... 1.000 1.000 J. E. Hubert .. 4.0,00 1. B Baldwin ... 200 1.on a F. W. Kallenlberg. Jr. 1.000 n it. A. Judie 10., a \W'. E. Wa.nwright 5,io tI It. II. Prados 1.000 "; Mrs. A. B. Wulff ..1.0(1 le Mrs. It. S. Landry 200 Allbert ('hap,.it ... 1.00 Matthew Hogan . 1.0,, . Helen C. Arnoult ",, p. Warren It Phillips. Jr. t1 .1. M. Carbine ..0110 r, S. Kelly . ." Loonnie Meyllin .. ., '. .. Zltzmiann I.1i i I J. N. I.andry 1.000 I. E.\. }tea , 0 ,1, Mrs II .1. Itord.es 2(o1o h Mrs. A. J. Ir.rdes Lu1i, t Mr It. .1. Hordes 1.0 (1 ' E. W\. Smith . 100 1 0, 1 Severin I.. Frey . . ,1111 IV. I Ward 1.000 in E. .1. Hubert 1.c11 Lawrenco. J. Itallwin 500 It Lawrence J.1. Balwin. t Ag.\ent 1 .i lI l Max N. Kohler 2,0 1.Oin '. R. C. McC'lellan "100 ".0no1, C F. Forestier 1.000 t M A. Itecnel. Agent 3.On 00 Iene .\. \'ise.a 20 4.4(1, Rene A. Viosca. Agent. 500 4.500 .Joseph Haspel . .. 500 .J..sephine Savole ... 300 Edlard iaspel . . 500 4.,n00 Ernest W. Jones ... . 0 4 500 It. B. Itoessle 500 4.500 I. Y Sanders .. 500 4.o0o J. Floyd Hodge 100 9n0 A. C'hisohn 1.000 g: Witnesses: Muriel Saxon. John .. S Jackson. t1 CI'THIltP RT S rALDWIN. It Notary Public. r A true copy. 1r I. the undersigned. Recorder of Mort gages, in and for the Parish of Orleans. 1 State of Louisiana. do hereby certify that the alhove and foregoing Act of Incorporation of the Pelican Hlomestead Association was this day duly recorded th in my office, in Book 1279. folio - . th New Orleans. Oct. 24th. 1922. in (Signed) ROBT. SCOTT. Dy. R. (Seal) CI'THRBERT S. BALDWIN. ort26-nov30 Notary Public. IA ACT NO. -. ACT OP aWCOl@SATION OPr 1W O3i.ANU CUNVOZTU SALJS r COMPAU. XWCOP1 OATUD. y Oetober 1st, 192. t United States of America. State of in Louisiana, Parish of Orleans. City of New Orleans. Be it known. That on t this. the 1st day of October in the year o of our Lord one thousand nine hundred s and twenty-two (1922). and of the In- a dependence of the United States olf q America the one hundred and forty- le seventh, before me. James Clark IIen, in riques. a notary public. duly comni.s sioned and qualifiedl. In .nd for the Palish of Orleans. State of Louisiana. E therein residing, personally came and S appeared the persons whose names are s hereunto subscribed, who declared that. avalling themselves of the provisions of the laws of the State of Louisiana relative to the organization of corpora- in tions. and more particularly of Act No. 287 of the General Assembly of the 1 State of Louisiana for the year 1914. S approved July 9th. 1914. they have cov- I1 enanted and agreed. and do by these I' presents covenant and agree, bind. form cl and constitute themselves., as well as h1 such persons who may hereafter join. Pa or become associated with them, into t1 a corporation and body politic in law. at for the objects and purposes and under ci the agreements and stipulations follow- PT ing~-to-wit: ARTICLE h.-The name and style of P this corporation shall be NEW OR LEANS CHEVROLET SALES COM PANY. INCORPORATED." and under r that name it shall have and enjoy all the rights, advantages and privlleges of grrnted by law to corporations: it shall it exist for a period of ninety-nine years D frou this date: it shall have the power at to contract, sue and be sued in its cor- at porste name: to make and use a cor- th porate seal. the same to break or alter al at ;ts pleasure: to have and employ he such managers, directors, officers, a agents and other employees as the in- st terest and convenience of said corpora- ni tion may require or demand; to miake fi and ertablish such by-laws, rule and th and establlsh such by-laws. rules and to ment and control of the affairs of the el coporatlion as may be deemed neces- SI nary. convenient and expedient. ARTICLE II.-The domicile of this ri orporatlon shall be in the City of New O Orleans. State of Louisiana, and all 0 citations and other legal process shall i be served on the President. or. in his ri absence, on the Vice-President. a ARTICLE III.-The objects and pur- h pose* for which this corporation is or ganied. and the nature of the business to be carried on by It. are hereby de clared to be as follows-to-wit: To engage in the business of sIelllng, pur- P chaslng, trading and exchanging new a and used automobiles: to engage in the a business of selling all automobile parts 4 and accesesories and to maintain and 01 operate a garage, and generally. to do t and perform any act or thing necessary h convenient or proper for the carrying t into effect the above named objects i and putposes. ARTICLE IV.-The capital stock of this corporation is hereby fixed at the th stum of twenty-five thousand ($25.- re 000 00) dollars. divided into two hun dred and fifty shares. of the par value of one hundred ($100.0O) dollars each. cl All shares of stock shall be full paid P and non-assessable. Said stock shall be paid for in cash. or the same may be issued, at not less e than par. for labor done or services rendered to the said corporation or for mI property or rlhts actually re.elved by "m this corporation. fu This corporation shall have the right re to increase its capital stock up to the er further sum of one hundred thousand (3100.500.00) dollars, or any part in thereof, to be divided Into shares of two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars each. provided amid increase in the cap inl stock shall have been authorised bh the stockholders at a meeting held pursuant to the provisions of law. This corporation shall be and become w a rgoing concern when fifty (50%) per centt.tm of stock shall have been sub scri bid. ARTICT.E V.-All the cornorate pow ers of this corporation shall be vested in and ,xercised by a Board of Diree tars. composed of three stockholder. a iajority of whom shall constitute 5 quorum for the transaction of all busi ness. The directors shall be elected annnally by bellot by the stockholderS pr on the Plrst Wednesday of November in each vear. The first Board of Di- - rectors of this c.rporatlion shall consst At of Ceorre W. Stem. whose postoffice address is New Orleans. Louisiana: Ed wsrd Heron. wbose postofflee address is 'ew Orleans. Louisiana. and Ht-ry A. C Thomnson. whose postoffiee sddress is oa New Orleans Loulslana. with CGorge W to Stem as President. Edward teron as th Vice-President. and Rjrry A. Thompson tw as Secretary-Tremsur . to serve nntil IT the first Wednesday of November, 1t22. di or until their successors shall hnave C e-n duly elected and qualifted. No ti Caltre to elect directors shall be re- In rsrded as a forfeiture of this charter. a Anv vacaev ocecurring on said board p shall be filled by the remaning mew- na hers of said board. Said Board of Di- ci retors shall have the right to appolnt so and dismiss such lerks, managers.ne salesmnen sad other emuloyees of the t earortioW as In its judgment mav be la Seemed nsec.sry. The tenure of nffle mn nf all the employee of this corpoatation t shall be dmtnr the uleasur of the ai hor-d Eeh stockholder shall be enti led, In person or by proy to one vote th ior every share of stork owned by him. ci and all elections shall be held under in such roles and werglations as may be p specWfed by the board of Direetors. ARTICLE VI -Ths acet of IneorlO atiei may e elhanged. modified or al- t bered, r the said eeeseattIee ma be al tued with the assmt of the steek CARRTZL. holders owning two-thirds of all the stock of the corporation, at a general meeting convened for that purpose. and after at least fifteen days' written notice of this meeting has been given personally or through the mail to each stockholder at his last recorded address. In case of dissolution by the expira tion of this charter, or otherwise, after compliance with law. the stockholders shall elect two liquidators from among their number to liquidate and settle the business and affairs of the corporation. The said liquidators shall have full power to settle the corporation's debts and divide the remaining money among the stockholders. In the. event of death or disability of any one of the said liqui d tlors. the remaining liquidator shall fulfill all the duties of liquidating said corporation. Said liquidators shall have.I the power to fix and prescrlbe the terms of sale of sail property and the manner in which the sale shall be made They shall he vested with full. final. and complete power and authority neressary. propel.r andI x t.ipe.ent tlo do, and perform any and every act and thiug necevsarrv to wind up and 11iqn i;:.t. the business and affairs of th,, cr oration. AilTI'.LE VII -No s.khold.r sh:,. ev' r L." Lail. or r' ti stile fr the. contracts. faults or delbts of this o,' ' poratl.n. nor shall any mere infor.nality in its org.anization have the effect of r..r..r!tig this charter null or of *.xpos ing t stockholer to any lihllitvy he \,1.l1 tihe unpaid alance du. on the hares of stork subsrii.,i for or .. net* I lv himi 1.\ I:tl'Il.E VIII. - The subi,'rlcrs hereunto have respectively writt.in ,p I i>it" their names the anottint of stock in this corporation subiscrilted for I, e..'h of them. s., that this act of in 'nrpo.ra.tion nmay alIso se.rve as the orig inal subscription list of the corporation Thus d.one and signed. at my office. in the 'ity of New Orleans. on the lay. rnonth and year first above written. in the. pres.Thce if Frank T Doyle and S('larence J. l.auve., competent tw itnesses. residlng in this Parish. who, have signed these presents. together with said ap Itiarers. and me. notary. after due read ing of the whole. (Signed): ".'.. W. Sten.m.t Edw. Her ,n. llarri A Thoimpson. Frank T. Iioyle. C. J Lauve J. (" H.EN itIQI'I:S. Notary li'ubi'. I. the undersigned. Recorder of Mo-t gages. in and for the Parish of Orle.ans. State of l.ouisiana. Ido hereby certify that the above,, and foregoing Act of Incorporation of the New Orleans i'hiev rolet Sales Company. Inc. was this day dulyr recorded in my office. in Itok No. 1 ?79. folio -. New Orleans. October 15th, 1922. (Signed) ROTIT. SCOTT. Dy. Recorder of Mortgages. I. J. C. Henriques. hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the original Act of Incorporation on file in my office. (Signed) J. C. IIENRIQUE S. noct2-nov30 ACT OF AhBNIWDXiNT TO CANTZUR F01 ATIQtONAL RA AND DOM COMPAI Y. United States of America. State of Louisiana. Parish of Orleans. city of New Orleans. Be it known. That on this 9th day of the month of October. in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two. and of the Independence of the Unite I States of America the one hundred and forlty seventh, before me. Herman L. Barnett a notary public. duly commissionred andi qualified. in and for the Parish of Or leans. State of Louisiana. therein resid ing. and in the presence of the wit nesses whose names are hereunto sub scribed. personally came and appeared Eugene H. Roberts and William Mason Smith. both of the full age of majority. said appearers being the Secretary Treasurer and director. respectively. of NATIONAL SASH AND POOR ('OM PANY. a corporation created and organ Ized tinder the laws of the State of Loulsiana, on the 19th day of October. 1910. by act before Meloncy Charles Soniat. notary public. recorded in the Mortgage Office for the Parish of Or leans. in 'took 101g. folio - . who dle claredl that at a meeting of the stock holders of National Sash and Door Com pany. held at the office of the crpopora tion on the 4th day of October. 1922. at which meeting nearly all of the capital stock of said corporation was present, or represented by the holders and owners thereof. In person or by proxy, It was unanimously resolved that Articles V and VII of the charter of the corporation be amended so as to reads as follows. "ARTICLE V--All corporate powers of this corporation are hereby vested in its Board of Directors. Said Board of Directors shall be composed of six stockholders and shall be elected an nually on the First Wednesday after the first Monday in October of each and cvery year. All elections shall be held at the office of the company. after a previous written notice mailed to the stockholders. to the last addre.is fur nished to the comnany. senat at least five dars previous to said meeting, and the mailing of each notice shall consti tute proof of service, and the directors elected shall serve until their succes sors shall have been duly elected and qualified. The directors shall have the right to vote hy proxy at any meetlng of the Board of Directors. provided sail nroxy is given to some other director In this company. Any vacancy occur ring on said board from any cause whatever, shall he filled by the remain inc directors. The Board of Directors shall elect from among their own num her a President. a Vice-President and a Secretary-Treasurer. "ARTICLE VII.--This act of incor poration may he chanced, altered or amended by the vote of a majority in amount of the capital stock of said cor poratlon. and may he dissolved by vote of two-thirds In amount of the capital stock. at a general meeting of the stock holders. called for the purpose. after ten days' nrevious notice of said meet inr shall have heen once published In one of the newsnaoers of the City of New Orleans. and after ten days' writ ten notice malled to the stockholders at their last known place of business or residence." And the said appearers further de clared that they are authorized,. em powered and directed to sign and ex ecute all necessary acts and roceend ncs to carry out and effect the said amendments: and they do now appear before me. notary. In order to make proper notarial record of said amend ments and to have same recorded. as rednlire by law. all of which will nwre fullyv anpear byhv reference to a certified cony of the minutes of said stockhold ers' meetlng,. hereto attached." Thus dern e and passed. In my office in the Cits of Ne'w Orleans. on the day and in the month and year first above written. and in the presence of .TJohn M. Srur and C. S. Wren. comuetent wlt nesses. who have hereunto affixed their signatures. with the said appearer and .me. notary. after due readhing of the whole. (Original srned): Wm. Mason Smith, Eugene H. Roherts. Witnesses: 3. M. Sour. Ci. S. Wren. HERMAN L. BARNFTT. Notary Public. A true cony. HERAMAN L. BARNETT. (Seal) Notary Public. Recorded M. O. BR. 1279, folio 151. Parish of Orleans. La. oct24-nov30 WISNS MAT PUORUCTS 00. State of Louisiana. Partsh of Orleans. City of New Orleans. Be It known. that on this 11th day of the month of Oc tober. In the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty two and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hun Adred and forty-seventh, before me. Charles F. Fletchinger. a notary pub He, duly corenissloned and qualified In and for the city, parish and State aforessid, therein residing, and tn the pareence of the wltnesas herenlaftet named and undersigned, personally came and appeared the several per sons whose names are hereunto sub scrlbed. who declared that avalling themselves of the provildons of the laws of this State relative to the for mation and ormganiation of corpora tlons, they have covensated and agreed, and do by these presents, covenant. agree and bind themselves, as well as those who may hereafter become asso cIated with them, to form themselves into a corporatio for the objects and purposes, with the name and under the stflplatloms following, to-wit: ATICEW I. L--Te name and style of this earporstiom sa11 be ARTIGUOTB MAT PRODUCTS CO.. INC, and by said earporte same asaN -have and CHARTEZR I enjoy succession and existence for a the . period of ninety-nine years. unless porat sooner dissolved, and shall have all iunepal the rights, privileges and immunities the sc1 which are now or may hereafter ibe mere granted by law to corporations of the the same kind and character. and unhder null. said corporate name it shall have the anlly power and authority to contract, sue unplai and be sued, to make and iuse- a c~r porate seal. the same to break or alot.-r Tht at pleasure, and to make all ne-e- ssary in the rulbs and regulations for its corp.er"- tnonttl ate nl;nagenelnt Iandi contreol ten. i ARTIC'.-E II.-The dlilmniclle ef this e4e, corpolration shall be in the" city of Ne ghetI. . erlhans. Parish of Orleans. State ft n-tar I.llo-ii;tneta. and all eitation and oth.er leal lprocesses shatll be served upon tt the I'resident. or. in his absence o, 1 'in ahility to act, then upon any otheer 1.cns officer or agent of the corpeoratien. in e irlcea ;ecordl;.nce- with existing provisions of New .\ItTI'.LE III.-The objects and pur I ,-'es for which this cerporation is eer caenlizedl and the nature of thele busicness t,, lie carried on bly it are heirely de- t elated to, be: Te 4cuyi atnl sell. lanl Ml rt, gcn,.really to deal in packing-house c erc.. product. of all kinds: to mantufacture ,I.rtif f, il proeducts of every kinel iroe n ani- ,. , r cal su istances. and for that lpurluose I l-,t t., e equire. by purchase. -ase o ,r ,ther- - .r . wise,. fac tory sites. buildings, machin- t ,.. ery tael other appliances. :es well a, 1, 11 ref-rigerat.-r andI c(,ld storage plantsl ,and to ,operate the saetie in aid of its iuisilness-: to accquire the- property, a s st.-t - and good- will of th-e lusiness oft I ii L.,uis .1 Artigues. and to continue the. e c-Itg .,p.eration c-f the Iusiness so establihe-d ,l f it ,cy hinm in this city for the nlentufail-- new, ture or f sausages, smoked meats tand .i\ . ith.er lpacking-house prodlucts. and gen- a:t \N r. lly to dIo and performn all things in- etel ceid.ental or gertimane to the objects andei puripose- albove expressed. . AltTI'LE IV.--The capital stock of this crlporation is here-by fixeed at the, surn of twenty-five thousandl I$ 5.00c( CA dl~lrs. divided into two hundred antI St fifty c( 2",, shares. of the par value Ie1ans of one. thundlred ($100) dollars each, all know eof whic.h shall 1be conmnmn stock, andeI n:",ntl the amount to which the ca:pital stock teen ncay h1. increased-l is her--l,ey fixed at lnet.ci the suim of fifty thousand I $50,000i one I dollars: the said stock shall Ihe issued l ue, i only for cash or in payment of l,ropl- liec. ii erty or services actually received biy cduly or ren-ldered to said corporation: said fIe-i. stock shall Ibe fully paid for at the- nesse tine of its issuance and thereafter Ie sign.e lnon-assessable. the - Fifty per ce-nt (50C; ). or twelve tthou- hereu sand five hundred (I12.500) dollars o(f Clarer the capital stock shall be sulscrlbed, laws I before the filing of this act of incor- cases poration. and fifty per cent. (50' ) of ccoven the amount so subscribed shall he ac- these tually paid in before the corporation h ind engages in business, and the remainder perso of the amount so sulscribed shall be sclal paid in within one year from and after I ation the date hereof: the residue of the l"hjle stock shall be issued and paid for sub- tielecs ject to the action and call of the Board iwit: of rDirectors. in conformity with the -\R existing provisions of law relating porat thereto. iN.. The parties hereto hereby subscribe it sh for the number of shares of capital I enjoy stock of the said corporation set oppo- sion site their respective signatures hereto. years so that this act of incorporation shall to co also serve as an original subscription. and t No present or future stockholder and t shall ever validly sell, assign, or trans- cquires fer. other than by inheritance, any of receis the capital stock of this corporation , pledg until the same shall have been first arty, offered to the remaining stockholders sit(c foer the benefit of those stockliohlers other who may desire to purchase the same. :appol thriough the Board of Directors. for a tiors period of ten days. at the book value ests of such stock as shown iby the books makec of the corporation on the 1st day of and a October preceding the date of sucth laws.s offer. It shall be the duty of the Igrope Board of Directors promptly. upon re- this ceiving an offer of sale of any of the neces capital stock of this corporation, to shall communicate the same to the stock- sell a holders. In writing. through thce Secre- other tary of the C'ompanyv: and eac: of the ccnd i said stockholders shall be entitled to IcI-ge` Ipurchase such proportion of the stock iNtatei so offered for sale as the number of 27 shares owned by him bears to the 1914. numlber of shares owned by all other At stockholders desiring to participate In poses the purchase. No sale under foreclo- ganlz sure. attachment or other process, or to be by virtue of any power of attorney, clare. pledge or hypothecation. shall be val- the idly made until the foregoing require- equip ments have been complied with by the tion. person or persons, firm or corporation trans provoking such foreclosure or sale. ctomn The Board of Directors shall have au- incide thrlity. however, to waive the above with. requirements as to any particular Alt hypothecation or pledge of stock, by this resolution adopted at a regular called sum meeing of the Board, or at a meeting ($55.( attended by all the members of the hund, Board of Directors. such resolution le ci being adopted in advance of the pledge dollar of hypothecgion. twent ARTICLE V.-All the powers of this comn corporation shall be vested in and he he in exercised by a Board of not less than dollas three nor more than five directors, as tal sl determined in advance each year by con l the stockholders at the annual meet- may ing. The said directors shaal be bona emay fide stockholders and shall each own do lat at all times one full-paid non-pledged of it share of stock. The first Board of os Directors shall consist of Louis J. Ar- ocribt tigues. whose postoffice address is for. 1954 Gravier street. New Orleans: John frr. J. Artligues. whose postofflce address ferrec in 1819 Melpomene street. New Orleans: only Bertrand Artigtes, whose postoffice other address is 285 Broadway street. New to th Orleans. with the said Louis J. Ar- extlu tigues as President. John J. Artigues Boar, as Vice-President and Bertrand Ar tigues Secretary-Treasurer. AR Ifmlta The above-named Board of Directors the p and each succeeding Board shall con- herea tinue and hold office for one year. or prefel until their successors are elected and celve qualified: the persons to be hereafter porat elected directors shall select from their per own number a President. a Vice-Presl- on th dent and a Secretary-Treasurer. The and ( Board of Directors may from time to 15th time as the business of the corpora- divide tion shall dictate, appoint any two of for t the above office In one and the same there person, excepting the office of Presi- par v dent and Vice-President cumu On the first Tuesday of October of nshoult each year. unless the same should fall inter on a legal holiday, then upon the next after following lay day, the stockholders after shall elect a Board of Directors for of the the ensuing year; thes Board of Direc- ent tors. as well as the officers already event installed. shall continue in office until from their successors are elected and quall- autlo fled. The election of Directors shall The le by hallot and the person recelving areot the majority of votes cast shall be de- are t clared elected. For electing Directors. dat.U or for any other purpose, each share annu of stock shall be entitled to one vote. no whether present or by proxy. but no perai. fractional share of stock shall be en- againd. titled to vote. A majority of Direc- rears tors voting at any one time, In person and 1 or by proxy, shall be required to pass vided, any resolution or adopt any by-law, can h and which. when so adopted, shall be- prefel come valid corporate acts. In case of howe, vacancy on the Board or among the earnit officers from any cause, the remaining right menters of the Board shall have the to power to fill such vacancy. 8aid Board menc of Directors shall have the power to mnt enact such by-laws, rules and regula tifons as. in their opinion, may be The necessary and proper for the manage- the ment operation and control of the prefei business of said corporation. at at ARTICLE VI.-Notice of all meet- chart ings held for the election of Directors. and or for any other purpose. shall be given additl In writing by the Secretary. and may and he served personally or deposited in inabo the mail addressed fifteen (15) d.ys shall before such meeting is held. and dt- Dire rected to each stockholder at his last p known address. as the same shall ap- inym pear on the books of the corporation. be, unless said notice is walved in writing would by all of the stockholders appearing capott upon the books. At all meetings of outstj stockholders a majority of the votes wortt cast shall be sufficient to elect or de- menorth elde all questions voted upon. exceptment for the alteration, amendment or the canh dissolution of the corporation. prev ARTICLE VrI.-Thls act of Ineor- drawl poratlon may be altered, amended. or Board modified, or the corporation dissolved all di by a vote of two-thirds In amount of cease the capital stock represented at Igen- stock eral htneeting of stockholders called for Pre that purpose~. after notice as provided Ing . In Artiele VI of this charter; and In of pr case of dissolution of the corporation. any the stockholders at much meeting shall stock elect three (2) Lloualdating Commission- porat ers. who shall have entire charge of ere a such Iquldation, with sauthority to sell sad dispose of the assets of the cor- AR poatioa. and to fill varaces occur- holde ring r their nmber. hi - ARTICLE VIL-N.o soekhoder abal pretie evr he held lible or resmelm e gg, o die CHARThR. a the contracts or faults of this cur-! o poration in any further sum than the h. i unpaidl balance due the corporation on tI l the shares owned by him, nor shall any it mere informality in organization have a the effect of rendering this charter th .r null. or of exposing a stockholl,.r to ,i lany lahibility beyond the amolunt .f his 1 Sunpaid stock. f Thus done and pas."se at mny ofli. , in the C'ty of New trlteans. ion th.e dt.y. ramonlth anid ear first herell.~il.r frie wrt ten. in the prresence of .lulii s '4iutatnIIII grol Frances Ei~ r csor. .,mp.-t,.nt wit- Io ness--s. who heretunto sign the.ir tu'tLi.r : tog.ether with said app.arIr.s and ni. notary. after due rea-llng of the whil!. n ItD;INAL IS Slt;NEi: I 1. .1. .rtigux.s. 1 35 shares. Ni-w r 'r .ans: .John .1 Artzgues. I shar. N,.v t irleans;: ]i.rtrand Artigues. 1 sh.art. Ne'tw I rleans. a. \Vit .ss:. .J. ( 'Quiinn. F. .Eislter t'I.S . F. FIET.'IIINll ;:I;. Notary l'u!,ii" N T. the Iund,.rsign.d. Ib.t.,,rd,.r n.f ' 1 Mort tag .s In andII for th,. l':ari-h 1-I a rl,." ,s. Mtate of L ou siana. l0, -re,!, t , e Trtifyl that the abtov.e tan for'clir l I "' -*t if ] t rporatlatn if Articut.s .,t i 'roldtiuts a'" . Itic'. swas this day r.- n1 I nr., in off: x. in :ook 27.. ' f,, i,, - N. Trw b arleans, La . ()tl, ,.r, SSign-d) 1 1ii: .:I:T S94i'. TT. " 1', 1 1 . I he.reby certify the 'ove and fr. f ci.is to I.e at trte and corr..-t l, I .f th-e orlgnal:t .iiit of In' orpilh r.tioni t - ,now on fil*, :.nto of record in my offl ,. .I, S.\" ultn.--ss ny hand and notarial ir.I. tl Sat Ne.w rle: ns. La. this 1this 1th day f \I I- I'l.tober, 11922 I: t ('I.1 F. FLETt'IIIN.;Kit. st ifit 19-Tinotv23 Notatry Publi. • CI& lrTER IruzEMA-ARl.OW IIC. I I itate of LouisiaInal. P',rish of ir- 1 * 1.-ans. CIty "of New i rl..anis l:. it I known. That on this 25th ,lay of tl.. I d month of Se.ptem-ber. in the y,.ar nine- I k teen hunldred twe.nty-tw.o, and of the t it lnependeniei of the I ntedi ! States th-e tI ' one hundred and forty-seye-nth. .efori r, d Tie. Herbert W. Kaiser. a notary pub- 1 li'. in and, for the Parish of irl,.ans. iduly com~missionei. sworn i an.d ,Iall- . 1 fled. and in the prese.nce of the %%it n..sses hereinafter narned and undI.r Ssigned, p.-rsonallvy camer and aplpeared th*" several parties whose nanls are M hereunto subscribed. hon sev.rally ds , lared that, availing thelmselves of the. I laws of the State of Louisiana in suTch cases male and provided, they have ,covenanted and agreed, and dlo. iy- ' these presents. covenant and agree, nnl I hind themselves. as well as all other pr ersons who may hereafter become as Ssciated with them. to form a corpor ation and body politic in law for thei obljects and purposes and under the ar titcles and stipulations following. to d wit: ri fr ARTICLE I.-The name of this cor g poration shall be FREEMAN-BARILV. in INC.. and under its said corporate nameI e it shall have power and authority to llI enjoy corporate existence and succes- j - suton for the full term of ninety-nine -. years. from and after the date hereof. II to contract, sue and he sued. to ma:tke I. and use a corporate seal, and to alter t , and break the same at pleasure: to ac quiro by grant. gift or otherwise hold. ,I receive, hypothecate. convey, sell. lease. pledge, mortgage and dispose of prop-, trty, real. personal and mixed: to is-' she negotiable honds an.d notes, or 3 -other evidences of debt; to name andl r appoiint such managers, agents. dlire'. tors and officers as its business inter ests and convenien ces may require: toi msake and establish as well as to alter Iand amend. from time to time. such b.- a h laws,. rules and regulations for the ' proper management of the affairs of ai this corporation, as the same may ie rl e necessary and proper; said corporation 5 shall have further power to acquire., Ti sell and dispose of the capital stock in pi other corporations, and further enjoy l, and exercise all the rights and priv- tI e ileges and grants under the laws of this to State. and more particularly under Act ti 2.7 of the Louisiana Legislature of lP 1914. P r ARITICLE II.-The objects and pur D poses for which this corporation is or g- ganized and the nature of the business to be carried on by it, are hereby de clared to be: To condlct and carry on . the business of electrical machinery. c equipment, supplies, electrical construe. e tion. gas and steam. as well as to n transact a general business in any commodities and any other business incidental thereto or connected there- at *e with. ii r ARTICLE III.-The capital stock of p; y this corporation is hereby fixed at the oI Sslim of fifty-five thousand dollars p. g (155.00000). of the par value of one et e hundred dollars ($100.00) per share, to no Slbe divided into thirty-five thousand hi e dollars ($35.000.00) preferred and twenty thousand dollars (320.000.00) et common stock: said capital stock may tl be increased to five hundred thousandl c n lollars ($500.000.00); which said capi- nm s tal shall be payable at such time and el in such installments and under such of conditions as the Board of Directors Ii: a may determine. This corporation shall of de a going concern and authorized to Ido business as soon as fifty per cent o of its authorized capital shall be sub- tl scribed for. and at least fifty per cent nt of its authorized capital shall be paid et1 for. Both the common and the pre- N Sferred stock of this cotporation shall 35 Sonly be issued for cash. .r for services x rendered. merchandise. property, orm other valuablle considerations, enurlng 01 to this corporation, according to the A exclusive judgment and fndlngs of the si Board of Directors thereof. ARTICLE IV.-The other conditions, m limitations and provisions under which a the preferred stock shall be issued are f hereafter enumerated: The holders of ' r preferred stock shall be entitled to re- m d ceive out of the net profits of the cor 'r poration a fixed dividend of 8 per cent Sper annum. ayable annually, to-wit. -on the 15th day of Octoler of each N and every year. commencing with the 0 15th day of October, 1923. lefore any dividend can he paid or set aside on or S Sfor the common stock for the periodl 01 e theretofore elapsed. The principal or I- par value of said preferred stock, with cumulative dividends thereon at 8 per I rent per annum from date dividend as I should have been paid, and arrears ol hi Interest on such dividends as herein- oi after fixed, shall be paid In full out " of the ansets of the company in prefer- ti ence to any of the common stock. in the m event of liquidation of this company Ifrom any cause and before any distri- m bution can be made of the capital t among the holders of common stock. t The dividends upon the preferred stock r are to be cumtulative and bear 8% per i annum interest from the4r maturity ai date. as herein provided, compounded i annually, so that if for any period, or ' periods. the said dividends are not at Spaid. the right thereto shall cumulate aT against the common stock; and all ar rears of such dividends so cumulated or Sand Interest thereon, as herein pro- in vided. must be paid blefore dividends ax can he paid on the common stock. The nx preferred stock shall not be entitled. si however, to participate in any other th e arnings. dividends or profits. The re right of the holders of preferred stock te to be credited with diviJends shall com- TO mence from the date of actual pay- ti Sment of such stock. w The Board of Directors shall have the right and option of retiring the epreferred stock, In whole or In part. t at any time and from time to time. after five years from the date of this charter, at the price of one hundred A Sand ten dollars ($110.00) per share In Saddition to the cumulated dividends y and interest thereon. if any. as here Sinabove provided for. Such retirement shall be at the option of the Board of Directors, and shall be effected by payment out of the surplus funds; and i in no case shall such preferred stock be retired under circumstances as A would produce an impairment of the in capital stock of this corporation, the in outstanding common stock to be then - ment or redemption of preferred stock can only be effected on thirty days' previous notice in writing to the hold. ers of preferred stock of record, after drawing by lot in the presence of the r'Board of Dlrectors. Upon such notice d all dividends, interest and arrears shall fceae with respect to such retired stock. r Preferred stock shall enjoy no vot- U d ting power, snd no holders or owners aof preferre~ d stock shall be entitled to Sany vote o Ieb to fh preferred Sporatlon or metings of the stockhold era or dfrectors thereotf, or otherwise. ARTICLE V.--In th oete)nt of any -hbolder or owner of stek, as well as hls widow, estate- or heirs, whether of Spreferred a eosmse, desire to sell aor dipaes o the aeam , mek ho klder a • " .. _ CHARTER. - oner, a-. well as his widow. ,stati,, or e h.rs., mnst first trender such st.c k to n th." other stockholders. through the Itoard of Dilrectors. for pur.ch.s., flor va periodl of thirty days. in writing. at r the price of sotd stck on tiit. 1oks. j SerI,, of thirty d.tts thie s.il sto.k t,, :u a cIt Ir ret.-J t the 11 ,1 l r II tl i al t I sl rt,,ck, a' th, . .sy el tt. .antd .rt *I.,. -v,% bt "..:d .t,,o'kh,,bl,.rs. througIh htol l. ,ioard st.all tall t" niak ' i-a l l, prt n' rlhas within the .std i,"'r,.m I it th. pi .,.ttered.l, uti .er the co ,It"t " C a i ,,r i d,. th ln ,] ii: that ,. lt thI II. Ito, kh :, -r or .st,.'khl.I.1, .1 ,-- srl t I. l1p,," .,f his st,,ck. I.th et - !.l t. t. it t i t, . ri; ,th,"r p."1.,.n 4," p" ripr t s t, i .al .." fit. A ll .t.t ,k ar th:. ,' ,r p,,r.the.,n, wh ,ther ,,ht.rn. n ..r p, . ferr, . i su . 1 or I, I 1,. u - dl. I-h l! ,. .t s.- t to th.e 7'o.- e 1 th arti 0' AI -TI' 1. V i The' ,s i.h'l ,. " if th: rp, r.ti,-l L t I " . iun t . ity .t- I N' w . rI .r It .i . i-, -. .i!. 1 ', tn lt u - ,fL tht st,, k h, . .1 t l, r ,r ,r, i t 111u V,. h,. 1rt.141 I r, that, - tt hi i rs I I t t tn t. . Ti.l"t . 1 l t Z 'li7t1 7 til aT d t17 the t l iret TIll ni, I .e i. 1!. t l+ i!b1" t t!hi St..'t, ".r w ithin I }t0 .. I _ ýt..t. ]" .. i t:, re ti, . :.tt ia t It , .1 n t , Ii. Th:, firt ,,al rl b if I r." t I r .up 111n t ih i-- t r l-.. ! ts :r, I: ah *l,.-,r . ,nlt" , 7 I te itor t fi.fr in ni* ti-lir :ii - .,f wtI *n .l ni t of Jn St a. 1k... ir.. ,. o r . it th, t. -, Sith- t ,fi., , The , l"at ir s of ; i, 1 o 't r-i, tI r t sn.ti .11 .fit ar ::I .I.,Iu T.Iti". I'_.. - I f Iwith th. III,.] tsI ta !tnles thatl the ti!-t1 i ,irnl. f I, , n.; lt rsl .h it. I. ,I a.. tH i ste rkh l t'hrs ito l ati tanT in Ilt-:- ., .r .rl:s well a. tis figntiors t n or thffri . It h.riaft.ir -n The,. i sh.all hin lit, tintg f the .. lnl ckho.lt lin y th .I.ts rnl. t aft,nr thfor the electif on lf ird ectr S ln rvtetors by the holhhrs of th,. ..in-e t omn sto.ck, as herein pr,,olIl,1 t, the-i. "shall le hellctd the s.tcld drontra fro h t ."ir ,w'n numitl ,0r th+ oftfi,n. rs of tlht S.,rnlipraton.f ehich year. commencings follow. wit h 're Slnt and a iern .l%-Trea. surer. The first ohich rd ti f lrthe ors anti tihi officirs of this corpor.ttion shall be th, f.!!h wning, and w hich saia l IlhN r.i ,i . Dr.-ctors and offin thirs hartll shrvil tin t:il the election to he h.btI on the . ,coln Monrldaye in offJaniear 1 or untntil ther ir U slluce nssor e lectd ani qe, Cl.n lhand ,uallhfitd. The adjriess f isaid dir-t i h tor and offits hallre elect opposite itheir r.'sftr htiv the arE. uent 'retl.t ast. ilr .sl dnt. Nek w Olrle anto; Mrs. u r ene Preen umtl. New (irleanqs. l.a : WVilliatm It inarlow. Secret ry-Track srr, not I,. Sirh.anl. L.a.; Adolph It. Lesibe. .New IOrlb ans. La. The ltBoard of DIirctors shall hafve the right to fill all %:lcanies occur ring lin their ntmbr, fr wheti h lr raslit ing from death, rles ignation or otherw aise AlRTI('LE VIII -The annual meet. Ing of the stockholders of tlhis cr arylpration for ahe election of directors shall he held on the second Monday in January of each year, commencing with Ssthr s ndr the Monday in January. Itana funtil which tiime the officers and it Srector c named withn this charter shall lon r in officthe tatee, or untl tor sucessrsn n have been elected and qualified. The election for said directors shall be by hallot. and the majority in amof nt ofA I It ilcir n ln stock. votind whether ofn per snf llnr y proxy weshll elct the anpersonsi intfor whoag thents are cast. Each share iof srtick voted upon t anbe counted for bullt one cote. Said stock sahall not er . ntitled to cunnl llativte votin;r. 3 The r ard f Diretors s specially frther auth trized tpower fra and andopt pur-h - chase rsuchles propd regrty or busins as the Saffairs and businesll s of thee. frompany nmay require and it may deeni nectes n sryal. f irms or the con pructin and manage andm t thereof. provided the same does n et conflict with thir charter and thethe ull I;iws of " the State of Louisiana and Sthose of the nted States of Apital serica to namne and appoint managers. fix t f their corpensation and terms of eTh ,f ilyment, as well as name and ac re to - point agents and employees as in its discretion may seem fit and proper, as well as to fix the salaries and terms f employmint of the officers, em-t the ploy..es. clerks and assistants. The Becard of Directors in sptocially vshare Swith the power to acquire and pur chase such property or business or good will. or all of the. from indior viduals. firms or other hrporatons athe aid or ofoard of Directors may deem ad Slisalble and proper, and at such price and on stuch terms a they may deem best. and to pay therefor in the full-to f paid common or preferred capital stock theseof this corporation or otherwise. This s power to purchase and acquire to be e exercised by said Board without the o necessity of referring to the share dholders for authorization. New OrTICLE IX.-No stockholder shall Imon. 1 ever be held liable or responsible for t Sthe0 contracts, faults or debts of this s corporation, nor shall any mere infor r- mality In its organization have the d effect of rendering' this charter null. or of expoans. La.. 9ts shareholderss common to any Sliability beyond the unpad balance due 1 e son the common stockby them. n ARTI(LE X.-The names and post t office addresses of the subscribers to Smthese articles of incorporation anof directors.he h asnumber of share t.o shall ie hubscribed byafter Siacht aren days' written noticEugene Frmailed to t New ch stockholdera.. 99 sher stockholders'mmon Sthe350 Bhares preferretod: Mrs. or whuene Free t utman. New OrlY at least teny-f sharve prcom ernt of th common stock. A Notice of aXI.-ll stockholders' meetings i e other than djotedrnd shall be held after I he givften days' written notcin the manner prescrailed to r ach stockhlrs' older. Other stckholdertion d t he Board of Directors or when re-is Squested by at least twenty-five per Ssicent of the outstandigthe common stock- . Sholders called for than adjourned purpose. nat ofbe given in the manner preIn accordance fo Swith the provis meetings for the electioner. b ofthe vote of two-thunlers of alluch noticthe om Smonwaived by unanimous consent. I v ARTICLE XII.--Thls chaorporation m ay be dissolved by the vote of tw a Sthpecial meetingts of the commstanding onn stock-i Sstocklders, called for that purpolyin notich th. r of which isian to be gilatven uren accordancef 191. r pointed with the provisions othe this chssary power, b .the vote of two-thirdy of all n the com-manner a mone as provddck. n said lslate at Thusmay be dissolve and passby the voten my of two - In the presenceirds of eall t outstanding cowsLnor stock, anFred A.upon complying wcompetent th rnesses. domiciled iSecton this28 of Act 2w rof the Louisiana Legislatur of 1914. .and in these event of togetuch dissolution.th rldthe partieors shalnl be notamedry atend a dp-ue e readpointed wiof the wholel the necessartiesy power k tand affixuthority, all nopposte the manner rpanc Son the day and date frst wubscriptions toa -In the capital stock of Henry arpzkowratkon andwhich shall constitute the original suwit enses, domiled in this city, worporation. . siocgnedk. 350 shares presentsferred stock; W. ith the parlow. 99 shares cnotarymmon after a duers. Sreading of the whole, the parties hrtock; Su affixing opposite their respecJriv. names their rH.spectve subW.KAcriptiER.ons to Sth capital stckd of Rth corporation. whch shall constitute the oParish ginal sub d eriptaon State of stock subscribed an do hereby SAct of Incorporation of Freem.n-Bar Sstock. 350 shares ths preferred stock; W. .recarded Cnarlow, 9 offichares common stok folio 115. I n ugene Freeman, I s hare common stock; tnees: H. kowski Dp. Fred Ac AWulff, Jr.ue copy H. W. KAISER. r oct-nov2 Notary Public. I. the undersigned Recorder of Mort Tages hon and for the Parish e f Or-he locertify thatdrops the apiove and foregoing low, Inc..puts on a nthis day duly recarded SNew Orlea, one privilege 29that. 1922.will n I- A true opy. citizen is that olf paying taxes. a Ocatoaimlly a a Is toud whosel -- Isr bgi Hlr~gr r FLAPI FLAPI FLAPI By DORRIS CAMPBELL ' is Ia*1l, t3) Mo er7l Newslpiper SyndicatO.) Anna. -erious. auburn-haired, is the nulidle one of the trito- iiutlway in cotp(,leti,,I age and height ,etw,'een (Getrt'rd. thiir bruune.tte leader, Unld the petit, and err blode' Ruth. S'Wheln 'ert ilw hiersetlf to, a tweed suit. \,n , and Ruthi did likewi.e. ,So wh,.i t;.4rt bobbe,'d iher hair, in lest ."d :n .,.tar low-heeled. bread straiil-.'d i'",:1'Is. a walking ,tictk and cig:t r.ttt ,..."t. Nan and RIuth followed suit as a t.attt'r of touirse. F ;l: ' I ..: I ' 'halt: "I lh ll.'e\ ili, leua s'an ihllize.,. "Bold" alt ".-haiss' w're aboullt the mild est er. 1..1 i-el i tio esherit. thetem. Were their f.lks a razy to Iht thi.nt carry on i o n' N-,. I . it i actually seen Sthtlell -liii ug hut of ctour.e they did. ' Anti Ituth had lillpped on a lhantna skin. and wha lt'he f.ell you could see, withi "il ,n.i er . thi-t her stockings duilnt (tte.r utipl ir knees.' Scan dualoi'. thalit' what' Slel , 'l . ly h fip!: slut Iiire about t ht banana skin-a mte t Itlpl.,rt ant iteml. 'Thfe girls had i-t rt t.r ati drt..essmiiaker's, on the out skirt - if thll tiown, but Ituth got such a i..ilg i laen shie fell that stli decided .to it in tih' lark anti wait for them. S,o s..e'r h-Ie lis. , I.led to a stlt neairly hlilthhn I13 sihruisllery. alter buying a miag:azine. i.L rri hi:d beIgged (lirt that imornlng Ito I net.t linl in lithe park thalt after fr noi.n. t,, litiir sometthing imiportant. Ituit I ;.rt .;e ait te'.t'e., aind shli only -r laigliihed anid aid not to, exlpec't her 1 till lhe aw her. Larry was really seri Sous. andl though hie hIad no, ideta of be i. Ing ftortniate enougi to tind her, he " walked thrtouigh the park. l Saunlterlng ltlong gloominly, he saw a Sflash iof grt.een that nature never pro duced. Miet ing closet.r, lihe s:aw, through r- the l;ats in the iack of the bench, a 'g pert greenl drcss, niflling and hbillow' ing over theit seat. The wearer was almolllt hilden by a monstrous and i• drocping hat. h "She t'un"lle he exulted, his heart t pounllndg furiously with joy. "She does Scare, after all." rs Silently he approached the seat; ;: leaning over till It seemed he would if lose his balance, and land in her lap, r- he boldly embraced and kissed her. re Slalp: Slap ! S-"Oh, Larry!!! i's r only you!" with relief. "But what do you mean by kissing me?" r "Ituthle! I thought it was Gert. I asked her to meet tile here today. She didn't saly lshe would, but I thought she had corne-and it's only you!" Ituth had to laugh In spite of the real it tragedy in his forlorn face. "You really do care a great deal for x Gert, don't you? Tell tne about It, Larry." Misery loves comllpany, and ti Larry spilleld his woes. "What will you give nme if (:ert be Scomes. engaiged toI you within a e montlh?" "Anything you like!" or "(htcol'tlaes, then. And I shall s! i- lect the bligge'st box in town." rl- "The biggest and best. Ituthle-half re a dozen of 'el--but, htow'li you work SIt ?" k Lealle it to me. You don't know Ruthle like I do! lRutlile's got brains, ie even if slith doesn't lek it : Seriously, e- It hiks very simile, Larry-u-ily-I'll tl have to tell Nan, and perhaps one or tr two others." r- It all hinged. IRuth figured, on Gert's being ia born leader. As truly Sshe lohived Nan and Ruthi, she liked le to be first, hit slite wanted them to t- follow. Nan agree that Ituth's plan to would be ridieulously easy. if' With thei aid oIf Nan's t,.usin Dick, n who had Ialways tllchluigllt ltuthie pret n ty nh'e. and his friend. Ie-h. who was g ite delighted to "lbau" Nuli around, w there eCnle a chinge, subtle at first, kthen most pronounced. Nan and Ruth mentioned Rob and Dick more and Smore often before Gert, at first ridi Sruling their Invitations. then admit t tinhg tleir attractive qualities, until Sfinally (;ert, assured that It would not e- be long before she would be practl ' cally deserted for the two men. passed , from uneasiness to decision. S "I'll just have to beat them to It," Sshe detennrmined, and to Larry's grelt is joy, accepted his Invitation to the Fourth of July celebration and dance. a Then she accepted other ones. also k- books and candy, and wonder of woe +. ders! invited him to supper one Sun t day. When I.arry went home that Snight he left a kiss on Gert's lipe n and a ring ,en her finger. • 'Three weeks." he nlurmured admit. SIngly. "(Gosh, Ruth is sure smnle girl!" S It wasn't long heftre Nan, and SRuth, too. were engraged. and that full p there was a triple weddtling. S They kept their hbe'.ming bobbed hair, but the walking sticks were di% carded, to Ilelevlllie's satisf:ction, and ki the cigltrette cast's were attached to t- masculine watc'h thainl. And there h were confessions-terrible ones, which ae would have hi,rrifitd l Itellievlle. "We tried to sllttke.*" -hyly. "onek. SGee! but weren't we ill?" l'There were n. deep mnasculine clhuc'kles, !'rhapsi at rememberlng I.rsolnal expewrienes, iperhaps not. S "Aril we tried to., learn to s-s-swear Sreal cnasullly, you kntw. Just for ful '; But the mlotst we c,',uldl manage with out feelling wicked was 'darn !'" "1law! haw!" exploded tile crue ushbands. "Some finppers !" t- Flop. * * * i Wedding Customs in Serbia. Curious weddng customas atil survive In lsonle parts of Serbia. In nome die, trlcts the bride's father requires'that certain condltions must be fulfilled be fore the gates of the courtyard are opened to the bridegroom and his - friends. He may send a good wreitler Sto challenge any or every alan of his Sprospecltive soM-ln-la''s Iparty, and one of the wedding guests must overpower the challenger before the gates are opened. Another condition which is some times imposed la that the newcomers are not to be admitted before one of - them. by firing his pistol. has destroyed aI pot or other tern-eotta vesstel fta. eme4d at the top of the chlmany.