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Whatis the net worth of your farm
business? Is it more or less than one
would imagine from a casual inspec
tion of your farm? Do you know for
sure whether you are going or com
ing in financial standing?
These are important questions to
the farmer and questions that are
not so easily answered as would at
first appear. Farming in an intricate
business, and one in which returns
from investment are sometimes long
delayed, so that progress oannot be
accurately measured by the amount
of money taken in a given time. Some
time cash in come may be almost
wholly attributable to reduction in
other assets, so that in reality the
result is like taking money from one
pocket and putting it in another.
The farm inventory, or property list
offers th«y only practicable way of an
swering these questions. Once the
farmer has made a complete list of
all his assets and liabilities and ha 3
balanced them he knows just w r hat his
net worth is, and when he has made
such a list annually he knows each
year whether he has gone forward or
back, and just how much has been the
Increase or decrease In the net worth
of his business.
The United States department of
agriculture has just Issued Farmers'
Bulletin 1182 entitled "Farm Inven
tories," in which are given detailed
instructions for making an Inventory
of farm property and revising such a
list from year to year. By using the
simple system described in this bulle
tin any farmer can determine exactly
his financial status and lay the foun
dation for a permanent system of ac
counting. Without the farm inven
tory as a basis no system of account
ing that might be chosen would be
of any great use to the farmer.
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Uncle Jim Baldridge, the ever-smil
ing "Sage of Barbreck," was shaking ;
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hands with his many friends in Ope
. , . , , y
S >es 6 ay an pr ™° s n S som3 !
developments I
new and interesting
quite soon.
The exhibits made at the state fair
by the poultry division of the state
university extension department at
tracted much attention, as evidenced
by the large number of inquiries that
have been received since the fair
closd for plans and blue prints of rhe
various appliances shown. Two hun
dred and thirty-four such letters have
been received by Hardley Y. Williams
poultry specialist. These came from
six states besides Louisiana and a
foreign country.
The exhibits made by the poultry
division included the following: a
model poultry house equipped with
tray nests, automatic feed hoppers,
watering fountains, model breed coops
and large range colony feeders.
These exhibits were pronounced by
experienced poultry men to be unique
complete and practical, and one of the
best of its kind ever assembled
Louis Richard of Church Point was
a visitor to Opelousas on last Wednes
Nahtan Roos, of Lafayette was here
to attend the wedding of his sister.
Miss Ida Roos, to Mr. David Ulmer,
which occurred here Thursday.
Col. C. W. Krotz of Krotz Springs,
spent several days here this week at
tfnding to business.
Mrs. John Thistlethwaite and Mrs.
Lote Thistleth walte of near Washing
ton were shopping In Opelousas Thurs
Ben Anderson of Palmetto was a vis
itor to Opelousas on Wednesday to
attend a Masonic meeting.
John Andrus of Lower Belevue trans
acted business here Thursday.
Mrs. R. Lee Wilson and daughter
of Route One, Opelousas, were here
Wednesday and while in this city ga ve
this office a call.
Mrs. John M. Ware of Plaisance was
shopping m Opelousas on last Wed
Carl F. Woods and Edgar Dejean,
. , , .
prosperous farmers of Waxia were in
Opelousas Wednesday and the latter
e thi3 office a ^
No. 1.
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1924.
Sixteen Bonds of Five Hundred Dollars
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1926.
Seventeen Bonds of Five Hundred Dollars
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1926.
Eighteen Bonds of Five Hundred Dollars
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1927.
Nineteen Bonds of Five Hundred Dollars
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1928.
Twenty Bonds of Five Hundred Dollars
each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1929.
Twent-one Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lar« each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1980.
Twenty-two Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1931.
Twenty-three Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1932.
Twenty-four Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1933.
Twenty-five Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars each .maturing Jan. 1st, 1934.
Twenty-six Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars, each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1935.
Twenty-seven Bonds of Five Hundred Dol
lars each, maturing Jan. 1st, 1936.
And the form of said bonds shall be sub
stantially ns follows, save as to number and
date of maturity:
$500.00 Ä $500.00
Series "C"
Opelousas School District No.
Know all men by these present, that the
Opelousas School Disrtict Number One of the
First Police Jury Ward of the parish of St.
Landry. Louisiana, a political subdivision of
the state of Louisiana, acting through its
governing authority the School Board of the
parish of St. Landry, La., for value received
hereby promises to pay to bearer on the 1 st
day of January, 1922, Five Hundred Dollars
lawful money of the United States of Ameri
ca, with interest at the rate of five per
cent per annum, from the 1st day of Jan
uary, 1921, payable annually, on the 1st
day of January of each and every year,
upon presentation and surrender of the cou
pons thereto attached as same shall mature.
The said principal and interest on said
bonds being payable at the office of the
treasurer of the parish school board at
Opelousas, La., in the parish of St. Landry.
This bond is one of a series of three hun
dred bonds of the same denomination and
numbered from one to three hundred inclu
sive, issued by the Opelousas School Dis
trict Number One of the First Police Jury
Ward of the parish of St. Landry, State of
Louisiana as representing an indebtedness
incurred and to be incurred in constructing
and furnishing additional buildings, im
provements and maintenance to the schools
of Opelousas in School District Number One
of the First Police Jury Ward of the par
ish of St. Landry issued in accordance with
the provisions of Article 281 of the Con
stitution of the state of Louisiana, adopted
in 1898 and 1913 and as amended in 1918,
and Act No. 256 of the General Assembly
of the state of Louisiana for tha year 1910
as amended by Act 218 of the General As
sembly of said state for the year 1912, aft
ter an election on the 11th day of January
1920, on the question of such issue by the
property taxpayers of said Opelousas SchQtil
District Number One of the First Polqp
Jury Ward of the parish of St. Landry,
held canvassed and the results declared and
promulgated and registered, all according to
law, authorized said issue of which elec
tion there was no contest, and can none
lawfully be made.
It is hereby certified, recited and declar
ed that all acts, conditions and things re
quired to exist, happen and be performed
precendent to and in the issuance of. this
bond have existed, happened and been per
formed in due time, form and manner as
required by law, and that the amount of
this bond together with all other indebted
ness of said District, does not exceed any
limit prescribed by the constitution ,of said
state or by any act thereof, and that pro
vision has ben duly made for the collection
of an annua! tax sufficient to pay the prin
cipal and inerest of this bond as they re
spectfully become due and payable. The
full faith and credit of said district are
hereby irrevocably pledged for the punctual
payment of the principal and interest of
this bond.
In testimony whereof, and by authority
of an ordinance of the School Board of the
parish of St. Landry, La., the governing
body of said School District, lawfully en
acted on the 20th day of May, 1920, and now
recorded in the mortgage office of the state
of Louisiana, I, Oliver P. Daly, president of
the said parish school board 'have signed
this bond aolng with W. B. Prescott, secre
tary of said parish school board likewise
authorized and sealed the same in accord
ance with law as of the 1st day of Jan
uary, 1921.
President of the Parish School.
Interest Coupon
On the--day of-—-,
19 .-, the Opelousas School District Num
ber One of the First Police Jury Ward of
the parish of St. Landry, state of Louisiana
a political subdivision of the state of
Louisiana, will pay to bearer
dollars at thé office of the treasurer of
said School Board at Opelousas, La., being
interest due on this bond No.—.
President of Parish School Board.
Each bond shall be signed by the president
of the parish School Board and the treasur
er, and the said officers are required to have
written, printed or engraved on the reverse
of said bond the following certificate: "This
bond is secured by a tax registered on this
--—day of -.
Secretary of State."
Which said certificate after the delays
provided by law have expired and in accord
ance with Section 31 of Act 256 of the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of Louisiana, and
have attached thereto the great seal of the
state of Louisiana.
The interest coupons attached to said
bonds shall have printed or engraved there
on the facsimile signature of the president
of the parish school board and the secretary
thereof. And when said bonds are thus is
sued and signed and registered by the sec
retary of stat£, according to law, they shall
again be taken into possession by the sec
retary-treasurer of the parish school board,
as is hereby authorized until negotiated.
Section 4. Be it further ordained, etc.,
that when said bonds have been signed, is
sued, registered and returned to the sec
retary-treasurer of the parish school board,
they shall be ready for negotiation Bnd the
president of the school board is hereby
authorized for that purpose.
Section 5. Be it further ordained, etc.,
that the parish school board of St. Landry
parish, shall annually, at the same time
that other taxes are levied, in accordance
with law, in addition to all other taxes suffi
cient to pay the principal and interest of the
bonds herein directed to be issued as they
may mature: which tax may be levied and
extended on the assessment rolls at any
time prior to the final collection of taxes
due for that particular year: and when col
letted shall be used for no other purpose
than retiring maturing bonds and interest
Section 6 . Be it further ordained, etc.,
that the secretary-treaaurer of the parish
school board shall cause the original of this
ordinance to be recorded in the mortgage
records of the parish of St. Landry, accord
ing to law and Act No. 256 of the Acts
of the General Assembly of the state of
Louisiana, tor the year 1910 and amend
ments thereof.
Section 7. Be it further ordained, etc.,
that this ordinance take effect from and
after its promulgation.
On roll call the following members voted
for the adoption and passage of this ordi
nance : ,
Yea» : Daly, Perrault, Horaist, Guidry,
Meche, Benoit, Larcade, Guillory, Baillio,
Stagg, Hawkins, Bertrand.
Nay# : None.
Absent and not voting: Durio, White,
Fogleman, Lyman.
Unanimously carried.
Dr. Guidry, duly seconded, moved that
the bill of Mr. Krotz for $25.00 be paid out
of the special funds of the ( Krotz Springs
school district. Carried.
Mr. Horaist, duly seconded, moved that
the bill of Mr. L. P. Terrebonne for ex
penses in attendance in the high school
j principals conference in Baton Rouge on
I October 14th, 15th and 16th be paid. Car
Dr. Guidry, duly seconded moved that the
Plaisance white school be re-opened anl
operated for the remainder of the session
to give its people temporary relief, with the
distinct understanding that this school au
tomatically closes at the end of the pres
! ent session. Carried.
Dr. Guidry in the chair.
Dr. Daly, duly seconded, moves that the
superintendent be authorized to contract for
the repair and; treatment of live oaks on
the Opelousas school grounds, not to ex
ceed the sum of two hundred and fifty
($250.00) dollars. Unanimously carried.
Mr. Hawkins, duly seconded, moves that
the action of the superintendent in opening
of the school at Swayzee Lake be approved
and that he be authorized to contract with
a teacher for that school. Carried.
Dr. Guidry, duly seconded, moved that
the board adjourn.
Nothing Doing Yet In In
junction Proceedings
Clarifying of Issue at Stake
Would Prove of Vast
Attorney Morton H. Thompson of the
local farm loan association stated this
week that the supreme court of the
United States had got yet handed
down a decision in the injunction pro
ceedigs against the federal farm loan
bank, and that until a decision was
given the local associations would be
out of business, their hands tied and
it being absolutely impossible for them
to aid farmers at the present time.
Injunction Proceedings
It will be recalled that some large
mortgage loan association located in
one of the middle western states se
cured an injunction against the loan
bank doing business, on the grounds
that the government was interferrlng
with private loan companies, etc. Th" 3
injunction finally reached the high
court on appeal, the case was argued
some months ago and a decision affect
ing future operations has been ex
pected every decision day, but up to
this wek same has not been forthcom
ing. No intimation, of course, has
been given out when such decision will
be made, and the public is absolutely
in the dark as to when it can be ex
Farm loan associations all over the
•union are in the same boat as the lo
cal body, many applications for loans
pending and nothing doing in the way
of examining titles and passing on ap
plications for loas. Insofar as the St.
Landry association is concerned, be
fore injunction proceedings tied it up
it was thriving and gaining in mem
bership right along. Loans totalling
several hundred thousand dollars had
already been made and numerous ap
plications for other loans were pend
ing when the court proceedings put
a stop to all activity.
St. Landry Farmers Interested
Farmers in this parish had just be
gun to get thoroughly interested in
the new method of making loans for
farm payment or farm improvement,
and many who owed vendor's mortgag
es on their property, paying eight per
cent interest on deferred payments,
were taking advantage of the liberal
plan of the loan bank and were con
verting their short-time loans or mort
gages into-long-time paper on the
amortization planf which means that
the small interest and one thirty-fifth
of the principal was wiped out each
year, the annual payments growing
smaller as the entire loan was grad
ually taken up by the borrower.
Old Plan, New Here
The plan while new in the United
States is old in some of the European
countries and has worked well. Its suc
cess here was certain and that it would
go a long way toward assuring many
farmers ownership of their farms,
went without saying. The idea of the
loan bank's establishment by congres
sional act was to aid tenant farmers
in securing and paying for their own
homes .thus giving them a direct in
terest in the land they farmed and
furnishing them with an incentive to
better farming and higher ideals.
It is unfortunate that private cor
porations should have gone into court
to prevent the loan bank doing furth
er business, for if this attempt suc
ceeds finally and the court's decision
perpetuates the injunction, the loan
bank will naturally be either handicap
ped or entirely put out of commission.
Miss Lena Loeb visited her grand
parents, Mr. and Leon Wolff in Wash
ington one day this week.
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In the late years the navy, has used
obsolete vessels to detef^ne the el
ives upon
feet of gun-fire and expf
heavy armor. The first o,----- ----,
the old Texas, renamed the San Mar- ;
The morning eastbound passenger
train over the Southern Pacific, for
many years leaving at 9:17 o'clock,
now departs at 8:17 instead, which
makes it imperative that travelers
reach the station a little earlier than
Died at the family residence in Plai
sance, this parish on Friday, December
17, 1920, Mrs. Christoval L. Dupre, born
Emma Poiret, aged 83 years 3 months
and 20 days. Interment wil be made
in the Catholic cemetery in Opelousas
at il o'clock this (Saturday) moring.
Colored Race Rallies
To New Church
At the close of the drive for mem
bership and funds to the Holy Ghost
church, Father Hyland spoke of the
foundation of the new parish as "the
brightest day in the history of the ;
colored race in Opelousas." I only
wish he continued "that all would see j
The following Knights of Peter Cla- !
it in that light. Some have told me
that "the news is too good to be true"
—but this is a lame excuse to hold
back their support. The charter now
published is answer sufficient for
those who have sense and good will.
The first notable subscription to the
movement is a donation by Mr. Jules
Perrodin of a seven passenger Stude
baker car in perfect condition, to be
awarded at Christmas.
ver gave ?20 each:
Geo. Archie, Frank Boyance, Isaac
Brown, Ernest Chachere, Loithe Cha
chere Geo. Donato, Jr., John C. Dona
to, Patt Eaglin, Napoleon Gallian,
Charles A. Guidry, L. D. Levy, Walter
Lemelle, Joseph Meche, Dominic Pre
jean, Frank Pickery, Jules Perrodin,
Cyprien Payne, John Robert, Adam
Stelly, Preston Stelly, ustave Wyble,
Name of women who gave $10 each:
James Auzenne, Mary Auzenne, Gus
tave Auzenne, Miss Sexaphine Auzen
ne, Victoria Arceneaux, Elzenia Aslan
dor, Philomine Aslandor, Matile Bol
lock, Francis Bellock, Teophine Brown
That Mighty Serviceable Truck
T HERE is the about the Ford one-ton truck that keeps it growing in
popularity, namely, the good reports which the owners of Ford trucks
spread abroad among their friends and acquaintances.
There is no testimony of merit quite so strong as the testimony of per
sonal experience. It is not long after a Ford one-ton truck is sold in a com
munity until other sales of the same truck follow, because "its works do
follow it."
Well "there is a reason." Yes, there are many reasons. The Ford one
:ton truck was built to serve and to satisfy. It carries all the Ford virtues;
lighteness in weight, simplicity in design, strength in construction, flexibility
a- •* durability—besides it has the lowest first cost and brings the lowest
operating expense in the truck market. ,
It is just as useful: just as necessary on the farm as it in the city. If
is just as necessary to the tradesmen, manufacturers contractors, commi
sion men and others in the city as it is necessary for such concerns to have
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We will be glad to take your order for one or more Ford trucks and will
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ing demountable rims and pneumatic tires.
Bordelon's Garage
cos before being used as a target. Her
remains lie in the waters of Tangier
Sound in Chesapeake Bay. Next the
old Indiana was towed to Chesapeake
Bay to a point not far distant from the
San Marcos Bombs containing a
charge of explosives were placed on |
Isaac Beller Brown, Adele Blackwood.
Edmonia Boutte, Agnes Butler, R. L.
Brown, Frank Bouyance, Victtor Bea
gor, A. Boudreaux, Lucile Brlgnac,
riere, Jr.,
Alexander Boudreaux, Elanox Car
rière, Jr., Mary Chattman, Paul Com
eaux, Anna Cunningham, Ernest Cha
chere, Alphonse Carrière, Cecelia
Chachere, Claudian Chachere, Joseph
Anna Lemelle, Leon Lemelle, Charles
Lemelle, Mary Mouton, Sylvania Ma
son, Felecia Malveaux, Victoria Mache
to. Sr., Rosa---- „ „
Miss Cora Donato, John C. Donato,
Miss Augustine Donato, Edmonia Dor
tez Joseph Dumar, Belacede Donato,
Celestine Dalpban, Mary Emerson.
Eva Emerson, Cora Eaglin, Patt Eag
lin, Jr„ Mary Eaglin, Josephine Eag
lin,' Edna Eaglin, Edward Eaglin, Hel
en Fisher. Florentine Frelot,-- -
Prelot, Pieretta Guillory, Mary Gui
dry, James Green, Cora Gardiner,
Lucy Gordon, Napolian Gallian, J. H.
Guillory, Effie Guidry. Reta Goodloe,
J. C. Giron, Mary Gills, Felecia Gills,
Felecia Henry, Lewis Hill, Adolphe
Henry, Cyprian Henry, Prosper John
son, Georgia Jacob, Philomene Joseph,
Frazine Jean, Julia Jones, Alida John
son, Felix Johnson, Ellen Joulenette,
Miss Alice Lejeun, Celestine Landry,
Joseph Landry, Jr., Placide LeBlanc,
Alphonse Lastrapes, Pauline Labe,
Henry Lastrapes, Miss Charlotte Le
melle, Miss Clotilde Lemelle. Miss
Rose McGaffy, J. H. McGaffy, Fraicis
Millian, N. C. Mouton, Bernadette
Malveaux, Mary Louis Malveaux, Vir
ginia Ned, Octavia Olivia, Lunina
Olevia, Cyprian Payne, Jules A. Per
rodin, August Alphonse Pierre, Miss
Beatrice Payne, Manet Payne, Laura
Prud'homme, John Perrault, Adele
Payne, August Lawrence Perre, Aug
ust Clara Perre, Arlington D. T> erro
din, Virginia Rabot, Mary Rabot, Ainey
Smith, Lydia St. Andrew, Eva Sem
iene, Alice Synagogue, Adam Stelly,
Rosa Semiere, Marie D. Steward, Al
phonse Taylor, Ella Thibodeaux, Mary
Tylor, Fantlee Valian, Mary William,
Alice Whyble.
Names of men who gave $20 etch:
James Auzenne, Gustave Auzenne,
Melcide Auzenne, Joseph Auzenne, Cla
bert Arceneaux, Frank Battin, Luke
Broussard, A. Boudreaux, Paul Com
eaux, Lancelot Chachere, Alphonse
Carrière, Benjamine Donato, Dr. R. E.
Donato, J. L. Dourouseaux. Patt .Eag
lin, Sr., Edward Eaglin, William Fish
er, Bernard G. Frelot, James Green,
J. H. Guillory, Felix Guidry, J. C. Gir
board her at point« whw« tl#
of the explosive wa« degiwd J
discharged. The result* we ^
and from the tanked stM «
and wreckage strewn about, (
probably an uncomfortable >k
| be.
on, Marcellus Gardiner, Rauf
Benjamin Henry, Lewis HI
James, Isaac James, Lawreawi
Theodore Joseph, Adam Bibel
Landry, Placide LeBIauc, Jank
dry, Joseph B. LematlfT ctajL
melle, Pierre August Leaelie ,
Lemelle, Colomb l.emaUo,8m[j^
veaux, N. E. Mouton, Alphas ]
I PrwW
ton, Clovis Olevia, Basile Potte
bot, Auzanne Sinagogue, Mir?
Eliza Donato, Marie FovtQt
Graham, Louise Guidry, Lw
Rosalie Rabot, Amenda Wüli»^"^
f ielle Lemelle, Ernest Pntdhoa®ifi
Wednesday afternon, ihortij
the noon hour, a young wkto
was thrown from a wagon he ra
ing and was ba^ly braised
face and suffered the Ion
He was preceding east on
street when his team became
ageable at the corner of
wagon tongue broke and
came near overturning,
man hit the gravel with
above noted. The team
running into a buggy
young ladies, and the prompt
of Clarence Reynolds and
drepont saved them from also
thrown to the pavement.
Nolan and

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