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THE STAR- PROGRESS
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF ST. LANDRY PARISH Reaching More Home. Than Any Paper Published in St. Landry PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING Office of Publication—138-140 North Main Street L. A. ANDREPONT, Editor W. F. NOLAN, Business Manager Entered at the Postoffice at Opelousas, La., as Second-class Matter All Checks Should be Made Payable to The Star-Progress. f ELECTRIC THE LIGHT PLANT The Star-Progress has for some time given much thought to the erec tion by the city of an entirely new and up-to-date electric light syst« m, from the plant to the wiring. Some adverse criticism of our stand has been made, and doubtless vviil con tinue to be made. W e are looking the facts in the face, however, and believing that we arc well informed on the subject, we have no apologies to offer for advocating a complete new system. A splendid example of the up-to- J date system that Opelousas boasts of is cited in the Sunday morning fire at | the Haas home. Defective wiring— in fact, bad wiring—was the cause of 1 the flames. If this were the only j place to be destroyed on account bf > our antiquated und run-down electric ' light plant, Opelousas would have no ; cause to worry ; but we are told by the | superintendent' of the plant that l many homes and many places of bus- ! iness are subject to being destroyed by fire on account of the bad wires ' stretched in every direction in this ' city j * A mere casual observation of the ' electric wires, no matter in what por- | n of the city, will reveal the true | but at this time it would be little j short of a catastrophe and would re suit in financial loss to many business enterprises, besides tsubjecting this city to many untold dangers, as the : water" supply would be curtailed, if , not altogether shut off, and in case of fire the property of taxpayers would be menaced by the flames. j Let the people of this city drop all ' sad condition of our wiring—this part of the system is no better than the plant itself. Opelousas faces a grave crisis and one which it must meet sooner or later. Our reason, therefore, for advocating a new sys tem, from the bottom upwards, is logi cal, we believe, as it is an undisputed fact that unless something is done to remedy matters at once, Opelousas is very likely to experience a shut down at the power plant for several weeks. A condition of this kind could have been tolerated a few years back, notions that because the plant is ap parently working all right now; that because we have both electric cur rent and water—that everything there real one facing them. pla fad will cost money. So does every cost money, and plenty of it in these days of everlasting high prices. But it fs either pay the money and secure the plant or face the prospect of go ing without lights, power and water. the old saying of "a stitch in time and our homes lit by smoky oil lamps and we depended on mosquito-breed ing and disease-breeding cisterns and shallow wells for water—then sit su pinely by and see the electric plant go to the demnition bow-wows pretty soon and again enjoy that happy con water. Which horn of the dilemma do you care to be impaled on? AN APPEAL TO CIVIC PRIDE Now is the season of the year when Opelousas looks at its best. Our trees are the pride of our people and our flowers are now in bloom and nature has done its best to keep up the repu tation of our city as one of the pret tiest in the state. Many of our peo proved considerably. There yet re property owners to do their part in the upkeep of their premises. A very little work or expense will go far to wards putting things in good order anJ even the removal of a trash pile or the cutting of a few weeds will add much to the appearance of the city We feel sure that it is onlv nec essary to remind those who have not yet done their part to this efefct in order to secure their co-opemtion in the matter of improving the general . .. 0 _ , _L. Austin Fontenot, candidate for district attorney, was mingling with friends in Mamou on Saturday ! evening and at Mallet on Sunday af ternoon. Hon Leon S. Haas left for New Orleans during the week where he i went to visit Mrs. Haas who is quite ! ... • .v * ill in that city. ST. CHARLES WINS FROM THE NORMAL ; Collegians Clean Up Natchi tcches Team in Two Hotly Contested Ball Games Grand Coteau, La., April 22.—Last week the St. Charles college team Special Correspondence. . , , ... J struck a stride in keeping with its past baseball records when it defeat * [ | ed the Louisiana State normal team in two games played on the college 1 campus at Grand Coteau, lhe score j was C to 2 and 7 to 4, respectively. > According to the "dope gathered ' from the game that had already been I ; played among the teams of the Lou | * siana inter-collegiate athletic asso- j l emtion, St. Charles was due to get two ! whippings from the normal aggrega jtion. But Gonzales and Hebert, the ' "Red and Green" twirlers, together ' with their slugging backers, sprung j a double surprise on the visitors and ' sen t them back to normal with a dif | feront opinion of the Grand Coteau | college boys. Gonzalez showed remarkable cool ness and skill in twirling himself out of some very tight holes that the nor mal hitters had gotten him into ; but he invariably showed that he had "the stuff" and held the visitors to three hits. His own backers bingled eight I good ones off of the normal mound keeper. The best hitting of the entire two teams was done by Johnson of the St. Charles nine who got five hits out of nine times at the bat. Smith on third showed remarkable form and did much to keep normal bag trav j elers from getting back to home and scoring a tally against the St. Charles team. Broussard, behind the key po sition, dropped perfect pegs into the : hands of the short-stop, thus retiring , several players who tried to steal to the half-way bag. Turpin, Freeman and Norris of normal proved to be the j most consistent hitters of their team. ' each getting one hit in each of the games, FIRST GAME St. Charles , AB R H PO A E Johnson, ss ... .* 4 0 3 3 0 1 L.Broussard, c . . 4 0 0 8 6 1 Harrison, lb . 4 0 0 6 0 1 Smith, 3b..... . 3 1 0 2 1 0 Abshire, rf . . . . 4 1 1 0 0 1 Young, cf..... 0 1 2 0 0 Hebert, 2b . . . . . 4 2 2 2 ti « Trahan, If . . . . . 3 0 0 2 0 0 Gonzalez, p .. . . 2 2 1 2 0 0 31 6 8 27 7 4 State Normal AB R H PO A E Norris, 2b .. .. . 4 1 1 3 4 0 Hamberlin, c . . . 4 0 0 8 6 1 Jackson, 3b . .. . 4 1 0 1 3 0 Buatt, cf ;.. .. . 3 0 0 2 0 0 Silveste, If . .. . 4 0 0 1 0 0 Hedges, lb . .. . 2 0 0 11 0 1 Freeman, rf . . . . 4 0 1 0 0 0 Broadwell, ss . . 3 0 0 2 2 0 Payne, p ..... -. 2 0 0 1 0 0 x Turpin,..... . 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 2 3 24 13 1 x Batted for Broadwell in ninth. SECOND GAME St. Charles AB R H PO A E Johnson, ss ... . 5 0 2 2 2 1 L. Broussard, c. . 3 1 0 6 1 0 Harrison, lb . . . 2 1 0 12 1 0 Smith, 3b..... . 3 1 0 2 3 0 Abshire, rf . . . . 3 1 1 0 0 0 Young, cf . ... . 3 1 0 0 0 Hebert, p..... . 3 1 1 0 5 0 Trahan, If . . .. . 4 1 1 2 0 0 Gonzalez, 2b . . 4 0 0 3 3 2 30 7 6 27 14 3 State Normal AB R H PO A E x Turpin, p . . . . 5 1 1 2 1 ü xx Norris, 2b . . 4 1 • 1 2 0 0 Hamberlin, c . . 4 0 1 7 1 1 Jackson, 3b . . . . 4 0 0 4 3 1 Buatt, cf..... . 3 0 1 0 0 0 Silveste, If . . . . 4 1 0 0 0 0 Hedges, lb ... . 3 1 1 7 0 1 Freeman, rf . . . . 4 0 1 0 0 1 Broadwell, ss . . 4 0 0 2 1 2 35 4 6 24 6 6 0 [ 0 j —Mrs.'John Brinkman of near Port x Played second base in second, xx Pitched in second. Barre spent the week in Opelousas as (he guest of her sister, Mrs. George Bourdier. . —Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stelly and family vjsited relatives at Gueydan i as t Sundav , Mrs. Gladys Swords Hetherwick of Shreveport is visiting friends in this city. She is on her way home after ! spending some time with relatives in New Orleans. While here she isrthe guest of Mrs. Will T. Stewart, at the latter's home on South Liberty street, i —Sidney Dejean was a business vis ! itor to Church Point on Monday af ternoon AN OCTOGENARIAN PASSES BEYOND 'Grandpa" Evans Dies in New Orleans at the Ripe Age of Over 85 Years News reached Opelousas yesterday f (Friday) morning that Mr. William Evans, familiarly known as "Grand pa" Evans, had died in New Orleans the same morning at 10 o'clock a. m. This news comes as a shock t< Mr. * Evans' family, descendants and nu merous friends in this and adjoining j ; parishes where he was well known to ■ a large circle of acquaintances. At the time of his death the deceas ed was 85 years and 8 months of age, his aged wife having preceded him to the grave by only a few months, she having expired at the family home in Alexandria last August, the 19th. Mr. Evans was of robust constitu tion and though he had long reached anf | p asset | the biblical three score and ten, he bid fair to attain thé cen tury mark, but Fate decreed other [ wise, and recently some ailment at tacked one of his feet and it became neC essary to undergo a Surgical oper ^tion. Going to a hospital in New Orleans for that purpose, the limb was amputated last Tuesday and apar I ently he sto od t he shock splendidly, but the G rim Reaper decided other j w j se and "Grandpa" closed his eyes in the final sleep at the time noted, At this time the , arrangements for !tbe funeral have not been made, but due announcement of the same will be 1Tia( ] e SO me time today (Saturday). i nter ment will be made in the Pro testan cemetery in Opelousas, by the , ide of his wife, the parents of a large family of chil dren, most of whom survive. There is also a large number of grandchil I dren and great-grandchildren left to mourn the passing of "grandpa." Among the children are Mrs. P. T. Blacksher of near Opelousas; J. Sam Evans, formerly of near this city and now of Basile; and others who reside in Alexandria and points in this and adjoining parishes, To these relaitves the Star-Progress along with the many friends of the deceased, extend their heartfelt sym pathies. Deceased and his late wife were natives of Kentucky, having married in that state at an early age and later migrated to Louisiana. They were L oca j Attorney Notified That LEWIS WINS BIG LAWSUIT Railroad Company Will 'Come Across John W. Lewis, Opelousas attorney as and Pacific railway, was notified the plaintiff, Mrs. Savant, which, to gether with judicial interest, it is said, will amount. Lo about nineteen The husband of the plaintiff was killed by a train of the Texas and Pa cific railway some three or four years ago. Damage suit was entered by Mrs. Savant and the lower court awarded her damages in the sum of about sixteen thousand dollars. The various courts through which it was taken affirmed practically the judg ment of the court below and after threatening to take the case on ap peal to the supreme court of the Unit ed States, the railway company decid ed it more prudent and perhaps cheap er to settle the claim in full rather than stand any additional costs it would have to face if it lost out in the tribunal of final resort. , This is one of the biggest damage cases ever won by an Opelousas at torney, it is said 1 . The Importance of the Boys' and Girls' Clubs The most important organizations in the country are the boys' and girls' clubs. The hope and advancement of argiculture lies in their hands and be yond this théy are to become the most important factor ih guiding the desti nies of our nation. The object of terest them in the work of the farm and home and the industries upon which the nation depends. It seems at times that too mucl| em phasis is placed upon the growing of j j i | ! j i ' I and the like, but the boy- who can grow a good calf or a pig, and a girl who can can a good jar of fruit have received training that is greater than simply the knowledge necessary to do these things. A boy can not develop a prize winning calf without develop *ing himself. If he is the right kind of a boy he wil have a larger interest when he is a man than simply being a ble to raise a good calf. He will de sire the best planned farmstead; the best equipped farm buildings; his field will be well cultivated; and his soil will be well nourished. He will have an interest in securing the best Ibhools in his community, and will take an active part in public affairs, The girl will become a home builder and with a broader and deeper sym pathy for the things that are worth while. Her household affairs wil be well managed and she will also have time and a desire to help improve the i j : HARRY T MOR.P/ . Something like ten years ago, before lie became a Vitagrapli star, Harry T. Morey was described as a "robust" ac tor. His tine physique has stood him in good stead in the silent drama. He lias been able to play .all sorts of roles, and look the part. SOLDIERS ENDORSE L. S. U. MEMORIAL Local Post, American Legion, Drafts Resolution Approv ing Soldier Monument Opelousas post No. 45, American Legion, at a recent meeting unani mously endorsed the state memorial to world war vétérans, adopting suit able resolutions, which follow: Whereas, the movement is now-un der way to erect a fitting memorial to the noble sons of Louisiana who served their country during the world war, and especially to those <ivho made the supreme sacrifice and, Whereas, it is proposed to erect a beautiful building suitable for ed ucational work, on the campus of the Louisiana State University, Jhereby preserving and propagating the prin ciples for which Louisiana's sons died; and, Whereas, the funds necessary to accomplish the erection of such a me morial are to be raised by public sub scription therefore, Be it resolved, by Opelousas Post No. 45, American Legion, that it heartily approve the proposition and endorses the plan by which it is in tended that such a memorial shall be erected, and tenders whatever assis tance it can render in the premises; and, Be it fruther resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the sol diers' memorial campaign headquar ters at Baton Rouge, and that copies of the same be sent to the local press for publication. ALEX W. SWORDS, O. WYBLE, LAWRENCE B. SANDOZ, Committee. EXPERT PIANO TUNER HERE H. E. Merton of Franklin, an ex pert piano tuner, will be in Opelousas for the next several days, during which time he will be able to tune up any piano in need of same. Mr Mer ton is regarded as an efficient piano tuner, having given satisfaction wherever he has gone. During the time he will be here he will be engag ed on several jobs. Gives Party in Honor of Guests Mrs. F. J. Tillotson was hostess at tea in honor of her guests, Mrs. W. T. Harper and Miss Mary Harper of Ot tumwa, Iowa; Mrs. C. G. Rogers of Franklin, La.; and Mrs. J. H. Martin of Crowley. The reception was given at the Tillotson residence on West Landry street. More than forty la dies attended the reception, which is said to have been one of the most fashionable given here this spring. The attendants were dressed in their beautiful spring attire, and some one j aptly said "looked very pretty." A j three-course tea was served. The i rooms in the pretty home were ap | propriately decorated with roses. ! Mrs. Tillotson was assisted in re j ceiving the invited guests by Mrs. i Rogers, Miss Harper, Mrs. Martin, ' Mrs. W. T. Stewart and Miss Emma I Ray. —Dr. J. P. Mauboules and Drosin Breaux, prominent planters of Rayne, i were in St. Landry Tuesday, looking after their interests in the Nanjemoy j plantation, below Washington. They recently purchased the valuable tract of land and have converted it into a : modem rice farm. life in her community . If these boys' and girls' clubs do not mean more than simply rearing a prize animal or canning a jar of fruit they are failing in their purpose. But they are more than this. Through their efforts will be taught that true success is not the accumulation of a large fortune, but rather rendering a useful service, contributing to the ad vancement of others, working to make the world a better place in which to live. It is not possible to improve our livestock, to make our land more fer tile, to grow better crops, and to make better homes without develop ing a better people.—Hoard's Dairy man. j ; 1 ' iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii DONT =: WORRY WITH YOUR BATTERY • I There is no need of it any more, since we have installed a thoroughly modern and up-to-date Battery Plant under the supervision of E. H. Phillips, from the Dallas Willard j&Snt, and we are in a position to give the most efficient serv ice. Service Counts And that is what we boast of. The Willard Bat tery is the best friend of the Motorist. We have such a large stock of Batteries on hand that you need not go one day without one. FREE TESTING, FREE HYDROMETER READING, FREE WATER ON ALL MAKES OF BATTERIES We specialize on Starter and Generator work. Let us make your Starter as good as hew. HAAS GARAGE MAIN STREET, — OPELOUSAS, LA. •,7AT,TAr,TAr,TAT,TAr,TAT,VAY,VAY,yAY.yAY.yAV: The Zig-Zag Tread Medianically and scientifically cor rect for greatest security under all road conditions. The shtped cups »Iter 'I 1 in m mi cate on both side3 of the extra wide, heavy tread. Skidding is minimized. Parallel Bar Bases of the "Pire Trees" and straight Center Line of tread ure thick rubber studs that *s aist in keeping the wheel» "head ou. Puncture-Proof with Every Cord-Quality L EE Cord Puncture-Proofs are the only icord tires that can win an argument with steel. Let the thinnest, toughest, sharpest nail or stoutest spike try to pierce the triple thickness of steel discs. They cannot pass. Tour tube is safe. The cord construction is uninjured. Not a cord cut or weak ened. for the steel discs are placed be tween the cords and the tread. ture-Proofs were subjected to the severest tests before being offered to the public. They were everything that a cord tire should he—not a single cord quality had been sacrificed to make them puncture proof. Let us show you the quality and construc tion of this remarkable tire. For eighteen months Lee Cord Pune BORDELON GARAGE, Opelousas, La. <Zfatu/rut(&U LE113 Layer View of LEE Cord Puncture Proof Cord or Fabric Pun cture Proof T ires 'Smile at Miles' —Attorneys iohn W. Lewis and Edward Boagni motored to Eunice on Monday on legal business. —Senator Leon S. Haas attended to business in New Orleans for several days the latter part of last week. — Dr. R. M. Littell was a visitor to New Orleans last week-end. —John M. Prescott, district depu ty of the Knights of Columbus, was in Ville Platte Monday night, having gone there to install the newly elected officers of the council of the order in that town.