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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
2994— Think of me little Daddy.
2995— Avalon
3300—Sweet mama (Papa's getting mad.)
The bunch for $6.00
Mail orders given same day attention

Main Street Jewelers Opelousas,
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Willi £ brown's maw
nearly died last ni&ht
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,
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™"
Attest:— J. J. PERRODIN,
City Clerk.
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.
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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.
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.
The bids being unsatisfactory, it was
moved by Mr. Danel, seconded by Mr.
Clark and erried, that all bids be re
There being no further business, the
meting was adjourned.
\ E. L. LrOEB,
Attest:— J. J. PERRODJN,
City Clerk.
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
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.*
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.
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
Knights of Columbus Make
Big Hit in Black Face
Day is a Success in Every
Way Except Finan
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
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
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 ? ^
Two sacks of Wichita Be« foe
donated by A. Clary, Mrs. H. & foy,
Year subscription to Modem ft®,
ing, donated by J. G. Lawer, Mteîfo
Durio, Opelousas.
Two sacks of Wichita
donated by A. Clary, 8 . W.
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*»
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.

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