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In selection oi special Columbia rceords for our
Christmas offering, records which would have pleas ing melodious tunes on both sides. But we succeed ed. A visit here incurs no obligation to buy. We are making a special Christmas offering by giv ing you a beautifully colored record envelope ,with each Xmas purchase of records. Make vom Christmas gift a good selection of rec ords. Below is a partial list of the best in the De cember release : 3305—1 want to know where Tosti went 3301—Whispering. 2994— Think of me little Daddy. 2998—Jypsy. 2995— Avalon 3300—Sweet mama (Papa's getting mad.) The bunch for $6.00 Mail orders given same day attention M SR % ■ R. MORNHINVEG & SON Main Street Jewelers Opelousas, AM >■.. mi • • öacle -3âî?£ tÆsft Willi £ brown's maw nearly died last ni&ht HER LAOY 6UEST SAJO SHE'D TAKE ANOTHER HOT BISCUIT ALTHO SHE OlONt KNOW HOW MANY SHE'D ALREADY HAD. WILUE SAID" I KNOW; SlXf A â B?°Tns Special Town Council Meeting November 23, 1920. To Hon. Albert C. Mouret, aider men at large; Hon.\James A. Dejean, Hon. Simon Stelly, alderman Third Ward and Hon. John W. Clark, alder mn Fourth Ward; City of Opelousas, Louisiana. Gentlemen:—You are hereby noti fied that there will be a special meet ing of the Mayor and Board of Aider men of this city at the council cham ber, on Wednesday, November 24th, 1920, at 10:30 o'clock a. nf., for the purpose of receiving propositons for the purchase of the public improve ment bonds to be issued by thsi city, and to take whatever action may be deemed necessary in the premises. Very respectfully, E. L. LOEB™" Mayor. Attest:— J. J. PERRODIN, City Clerk. ' TRADE MARK There is every reason in the world why ever farmer reason in the world why a farmer should not buy a Ford should buy a Fordson Tractor, while there is not a singleson Tractor. In the claims we make for the Fordson Tract'or as being the superior farm tractor, there is nothing of boast ing. Our claims are based upon dmebnstrated facts. In every sensible tes tthat has been made '(and we don't be lieve i nany jockeying or technical tests) but in the real common sense work on the farm the work the Tractor was intended to accomplish—we say, in ail such tests the Fordson has stood head and shoulders above all competing Tractors. And this is best proven in the fact that while there are about three hundred thousand farm Tractors in use in the United States today, and while Tractors have been sold to farmers for twenty years, and while the Ford son Tractor has only been on the market two years, more than one-third of all the Tractors in use in the United Staets are Fordson Tractors. Now you can't upset a fact. You can't back away from an established truth, and there it is—out of three hundred thousand Tractors, one hundred thousand are Fordsons, and there are probably some fifty different makes of Tractors on the market. Just le tyour common sense consider these facts. "Figs are not plucked from thistle bushes, nor plums from thorn trees." . The Fordson Tractor has the necessary power. It is economical in operation. It, is flexible in control and operation. It is simple in design, and it is sturdily built of the best iron and steel. It is the product of the genius to Henry Ford, and it wasn't placed on the market until Henry- Ford had tested it, and tested it, and tested it, before he asked the farmers to buy it. It is no idle faith that in-the Fordson Tractor Henry,Ford has given to man kind one of the greatest benefits which has ever come to civilized man. Now we solid tevery farmer to,buy one or more Ford sons. Come in and see £hem. Come in and let us tell you more than we can in an advertisement. Let us demonstrate to you. Let us put it to every test that you ask. The Tractor is just as necessary for the farmer as water is i nthe house. Come in! Look over the Fordson. Test it. Don't take any chances. Don't, experiment. Supply your farm with the Tractor of established value. ! .Ob Vf. » v 5 < •• " É ' V*; V r :»■ 31 Yf d ■-< „ !.. * Opelousas, La., Nov. 24, 1920. I, W. L. Prud'homme, marshal of the city of Opelousas. Louisiana, do hereby certify that I served the above and- foregoing notice upon the afore named members of the Board of Aider men ef the city of Opelousas, Louisi ana in person more then three hours previous to the hour fixed for the holding of said meeting. W. L. PRUD'HOMME. City Marshal. Opelousas, La.. Nov.JM, 1920. The board of aldermen met this day in special session, pursuant to the above call. Present: E. L. Loeb, mayor, presid ing; Aldermen J. A. Dejean, L*. L. Danel, Simon Stelly nd John W. Clerk. Absent: Alderman A. C. Mouret. Moved by Mr. Stelly. duly seconded and carried that this board proceed to receive and concider proposals tor the purchase of the $250,000 public im provement bonds 40 be issued by this city. Bids were offered by Messrs. W. L. Slayton & Co., and the H. D. Lar cade, Jr., and were duly read and sub. mitted. The bids being unsatisfactory, it was moved by Mr. Danel, seconded by Mr. Clark and erried, that all bids be re jected. There being no further business, the meting was adjourned. \ E. L. LrOEB, Mayor. Attest:— J. J. PERRODJN, City Clerk. ANNUAL INSPECTION SWITCHING TOWER CREW INTERLOCKING PLANT CLEANING UP FOR THE "DRESS PARADE*' The regular annual inspection of the railroad interlocking plants is about due,'and egews are getting ev erything ready for the "dress parade." A newspaper representative .nterview ed Mr. Newton Guidry, one of the crew of the Opelousas plant this week. Mr. Guidry was busy at work cleaning up the bearings of the complicated mechanism that controls the three main tracks as well as the numeoru» switches. He stated that this work came regularly every year, and the more tfc-an thirty thousand feet of pipe connections for all three railroads had to be gone over carefully and .every bearing and joint placed in first-class condition for the look-over of the in spectors when they arrived. The in terlocking plant here, when built quite a number of years ago, ebsi more than thirteen' thousand dollars, and the cost if built now would exceed that sum considerably. Mr. Guidry has been a member of the crew a long time, doing is eight-hour "trick" from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. PRINCESS TO INSTALL OWN EMERGENCY POWER PLANT For the past six months the Princess theatre has been hit hard by irregular service given by ihe city power plant. On several occasions the theatre was forced to close its doors and its show ings. Even though business had ceased, expenses were the same. Films that were booked could not be cancel led and kept arriving. According to the management, full? twenty days of service have been paid for and have not been run as yet. To offset the dis advantage of this irregular service, the company has purchased a small emergency plant, so that whenever the pity current is cut off the theatre's electric light plant will be able to fur nish lights. This will guarantee thp Princess patrons a first-class sort of service in the future, and will enable the management to guarantee them a continuous performance. Judge Williamson of Evansviüe, In diana, is visiting his son-in-law, Mr. E. K. Eastham, of this city. Judge Williamson intends spending the en tire winter here with his son-in-law and family. Miss Gertrude Gosserand of New Roads, and Miss Elva Fontenot of Port .Barre have taken up positions at the local central office. Mr., David Ulmer and Mr. Edward Boutte went to Crowley Tuesday where they attended the telephone meeting in session there. Mrs. Wj. B. Powers and little daugh ters, Mamie, have returned from New Orleans where the little tot had her tonsils and, adenoids removed.' She passed the operation successfully and is doing nicely. Last Saturday night the lawn at the home of Mr. E. K. Eastham' was a scene of much jollity. Master Er nest Eastham, Jr., had invited -several of his little friends to partake of a marshmallow roast. About twenty guests were present. Games were played and everybody indulged in fun to his heart's content.* ' i m ' THIS EXERFI^P MAKES 'EM STRONG Here they go, "Up and Over," the old game that puts muscle where it should be and the winners usually ifut a ten' spot in their jeans for a» "48 hoar leave." i Along a large boom a number of rope ladders are placed. Each division gets up a team of several men and the team going ove »the most times in five min imes gets the prize. The sailorman is always trying for something ne win the line of athletic events, and we believe this is the first time this particular stunt has been photographed. ELK RESTAURANT CLOSES AFTER YEARS IN BUSINESS The Elk restaurant closed its doors last Saturday night after being in business in Opelousas many years, the present proprietors, Hidalgo Brothers, retiring from the field. It is under stood that several parties are negotiat ing for the fixtures and lease of the building with the view of re-opening the business at an early date. Mr. Numa Chachere has moved from Camp Hamilton to his home in the northeastern section of Opelousas Mr. Chachere has remodeled his home and it is now one of the prettiest homes in that neighborhood,. Hon. John- W. Lewis anff family, Miss Blanche Guilbeau and Mr. and Mrs. Dudley S'. Guilbeau, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Stewart and Mrs. D. E. Durio, were among those who attended the football game .in Baton Rouge Thursday. hisses Viola Barry, Rena McKin ney, Willie King and Lou Comeau mo tored to Grand Coteau Thursday, where they attended the fair at Sa cred Heart academy. As Miss Barry resides in Grand Coteau she did not return until Sunday in order to be in Opelousas for school Monday. BRENNAN GETS FIRST CHANCE AT DEMPSEY a», v ' * ' ^ BILL BRENNAN Before Georges Carpentier, Eu ropean champion, gets a swat at Jack Dempsey's world heavy weight crown next July, this American battler has a 15-çound opportunity in a New York ring. He is Bill Brennan, admitted the best of the big fellows in this country. The Dempsey-Brennan bout is scheduled for Madison 8quare Garden, December 14 WASTE LYE FROM PULP MILLS IS SOURCE OF NEW FUEL By carrying a step farther the pro cess of recovering sulphite spirit from the waste of wood-pulp factories, by evaporation, it has been discovered that a new and valuable fuel may be produced states an item in the Decem ber issue of Popular Mechanics Maga zine. The process preciptitate the or ganic contents of the lye in the form of powdered coal. Mr. David Ulmer and Miss Ida Roos attended the foot-ball gpe in Baton Rouge Thanksgiving. POTATO YIELD PRODUCES WEALTH MAURICE STELLY GETS 1,100 BAR RELS PORTO RICANS ON EIGHTEEN ACRES LAND Maurice Stelly, farmer living at Blue Springs, just south of Shuteston postoffice, produced this reason ele ven hundred barrels of Porto Rican sweet potatoes on eighteen acres of land. This is not a remarkable yield, a sstill larger ones have been made many times in this parish. The point is, however, that the eleven hundred barrels of potatoes, if sold at market price—which ranges about two dol lars per barrel—will bring him gross revenue of $ 2 , 200 , or slightly over $122 per acre, and this beats cotton or most anything else that can be plant-, ed on thé same land. Besides, the la-' bor of planting and harvesting the crop of sweet potatoes, while some what tedious, is not to compare with the work in cultivating and harvest ing a crop of coton. Eighteen acres in cotton, under normal conditions, will not produce over three, four or five bales. At full production of, say six bales, the yield when sold at top prices will not bring near the monetary re turns of the potatoes. Mr. Stelly, who has gone into the potato business on right lines, has erected his own drying house and will do this important work himself and thus have his product ready for mark eting without and additional cost to himself. What he has done any oth or farmer can also do. MINSTREL SHOW À FEATURE OF FETE FOR THANKSGIVING Knights of Columbus Make Big Hit in Black Face Entertainment COMMERCE CHAMBER TRADE DAY ALSO HELD Day is a Success in Every Way Except Finan cially Wonderfully good weather was a feature of the Thanksgiving entertain ment given by the Knights of Colum bus on the Court House square Thurs day, and a large crowd of people took advantage of this to secure a good dinner and entertainment at the same time. The Chamber of Commerce co operated with the Knights by holding their regular monthly Trade DaV on lfo this day, instead of the following Sat urday as originally planned. "Dad" Larcade had worked hard to make the arrangements perfect and there was no hitch, throughout the en tire day. Carriere's band from Port Barre was secured for the day and finnished music from before noon un til late in the evening/ Of course, the principal attraction aRRIES. HERBS TO HEAL "BIG CHIEF! Lemuel Occum Fielding, the la.-t g.td euly * __ the Mohicans, which our Pilgrim fathers battit»:. J- 01 "* )deD t f "Indian medicine'' will heal the Big White thief—-rr ^ n— and this he presented In person at the V/hite no • •- 'Shington last -week___ With him was his daughter ana. was the minstrel show pat ^ cal talent and members of the g ^ of Columbus. The partiel*^ evidently spent much tlm* "-■* ceptionally good, aand thTi^^ timely. A stage had been south of the court house and gT* occupied by the members of for ' pany and the band. Aponte '| grounds, just in front of the been roped off and seats amalSf those who were willing to p&T] tie extra for a comfort*«* pJ^' which to enjoy the perfora*^ * The first event on the amJy was the awarding of the trafe premiums and just before dL, o'clock the band adjourned t„ J? er side of the court house, I Chamber of Commerce booths»»«* cated, and the awards were autel ones to secure premiums this were as follows: . v ■ : Pair of Poland China pigs-ijw] Reed, Route 2. Opelousas. Four sacks of Moonlight flour, ^ ed by J. A. Dejean, O'Nell Qj Route 2 , Opelousas. Four sacks of Wichita Best foe donated by A. Clary, Nap Fraadteoli Route 1, Opetousas. Pen of three White Wyaadte chickens, Miss Helen Saadoi, Qj^. Two sacks of Moonlight flour h| A. Dejean, Tom Shuff, Route ? ^ lousas. Two sacks of Wichita Be« foe donated by A. Clary, Mrs. H. & foy, Opelousas. Year subscription to Modem ft®, ing, donated by J. G. Lawer, Mteîfo Durio, Opelousas. Two sacks of Wichita donated by A. Clary, 8 . W. lousas. Year subscription to the St Clarion, donated by the CUria* Clarence Harmon, Opelousas. Two sacks Moonlight flour, by J. A, Dejean, A. 8 . Brown, O*» sas. By the time the- awards had all made the dinner call hag and an adjournment was taken M tables. These had be«l real Thanksgiving bodies by dies and there was plenty for ak key, mutton, cold boiled bam er meats were pfled high on flanked by mountains of dressing and accompanied by thing that goes to make', up Thanksgiving feast A charge enty-five cents was made for ner and it is a significant no one complained of being after they had consumed ail heaped on their plata, For those who did not care the regular dinner there was a ous gumbo and sandwiches , There was an abundant care for the needs and and it was not necessary to ticket because of lack of The dinner was samd until two-thirty after which strel show was staged. A number of premiums w away during the day. , Two cakes were given away teen other premiums,so that people had their good time dinner and also sceured a souvenir of the occasion. Among the ladies who did the success of the occasion George Bourdier, who had the dining tables, Mrs. Octave who presided at the cake Miss Mendoza ,who hfid candy wheel. \ t Mr. H. D. Larcade. who man of the committee in that while he was well' the sunccess of the ent« every other way he did not that there would be much, if nancial gain by the Knights of bus to be given to the two jects for which the ente: planned,. In fact Mr. ed a fear that the eipected 1 might well become a loss.