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LAY*ON walker , Saturday night, at 8:30 V* 7 the home of his daughter ^Mrson Walker, aged 73 years, 14 days. The funeral inday evening at 3:30 *** V*ith interment at the public 1**^ the Masonic lodge conduct -"'U. ceremonies as a. nat parish but has lived in this i m the talker was __1 ^ Vi hll native of East P^thé state many years. Before to St. Landry he was a resi «0*15 ZTol Rapides. W K. f living near Cheney a »h*re he firmed very success* (or a lon * time - About eigh ' 1 Attention Potato Growers A few weeks ago there appeared an article in the Star-Progress stating that, we, Sibille & Steily, contemplated building a potato curing plant Today we have began construction and will be jeady to accommodate the farmers in the disposal of their coming crop. Now there are a few essential things we would like the farmer to know: First of all we can only handle the Porto Rican lariety. Secondly we would like to shpw the farmers how we would like to have theih handle the potatoes 10 that we can obtain the very highest price. We will inaugurate a system of grading, and handling, such as the California Fruit and Vegetable Growers have. Anyone, planting the coming season and wish any information as to the marketing of their crop will find us on the grounds of the Peoples Gin Co., and we would be very glad to have a talk with you. X» to the price next season my firm belief is that the demand will be strong and the price good. Our best markets are in the West and the largest potato states •re the East, and South Atlantic states, but the freight rates are almost double ours to the Western markets, hence we are in a position to make a crop more profitable than the other potato growing states also the acreage of Irish potatoes from all accounts will be very much reduced, which will again cause a good demand for sweets. We repeat again that we want only the Porto Rican variety and be very careful that your seed po tatoes are pure and not mixed. Come see us and have a talk. Sibille & Steily 1 I 1 * ] ! ; j j j I j St. Landry's Leading Men's and Boy's Store Clothes Hart Schaffner and Marx suits $ 37.50 This is not "sale" merchandise; it is the re mainder of our winter stock of thes fine clothes For a quck clearance they have been marked to the quick which gives you the opportunity to buy a suit below today's levels. They are suit able for spring wear, being all half-lined, and m light-weight materials. Worsteds, cassimeres, and serges in young men's or conservative mod els; they were formerly priced at $55 to $65. Styleplus Clothes Others - - $27.50 $19.50 WINSBERG'S "The Quality Shop" teen years ago he sold out in Rapi des and purchased the old Gardiner place, in Bellevue, where he lived un til shortly after his wife's death, when he sold to C. W. Roy, and then bought the old Stokes place. In the same neighborhood. This property he sold several years ago, and bought a farm at Rosa, in the fourth ward, and has resided there since. He wad considered one of the best and most successful farmers in St. Landry and crop failures were almost unknown with him. The deceased was twice married. By his first wife there were two liv ing children - Dr- Ruffin Walker, late of Opelousas bat now of Commerce; Texas, and Mrs. J. J. Meredith, wife of a former sheriff of Caldwell par ish, residing at Columbia, La. His second wife was a widow Compton, whose maiden name was Marshall. By this marriage there were six children; Robert Layson, Jr.; W. Page; J. Adrian; Mrs. M. F. Budd; Sam, Ralph and Cottam, all of whom j survive. The deceased was esteemed by all who knew him. His neighbors look ed on him with reverence and respect j and his advice on many matters was sought by those who were not as well informed. His absence will be keen ly felt by his old friends in Bellevue, all of whom realize that in his death this parish has lost a splendid citi zen, his family a devoted and affec tionate father. Homestead Exemption To the Editor: I feel that this is an opportune mo ment to help the farmers. We can not better do this than to insert into the constitution about to be written, the present homestead exemptions. In crease the amount to three thousand dollars, when you may have the farm er remain on the farm and not have his sons flee therefrom. The in crease is justifiable. Now that lands are selling from fifty dollars an acre, and upwards, the farmer must not on ly own his land, but he must also have his pair of horses, his two cows and calves, his wagon, his hogs and corn, hay, fodder and potatoes for the current year. I want this homestead exemption inserted in the organic law whereby to protect the farmers in the event the legislature should decline to do so. ! I j ; j I And I desire him protected pending [ the repeal of the present constitution and the action of the legislature. To this end, I am going to introduce this 1 exemption. It is short, less than two (2) pages. It Is legislation in the right direction,. and I am going to bend every energy I possess whereby to secure its adop tion. The w r ay to help the farmer is to se cure him his home. And the safest why is to place this provision in the constitution beyond the reach of the ! creditor class who will seize the last I so to do. "Ill fares the land, to hastening ills ! a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and'men j decay. • j Princes and lords may flourish or may : fade,— A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's ; pride. When once destroy'd, can never be supplied." Yours truly, GILBERT L. DUPRE. Airplane are not a noveHy in 0 pe lousas by any means, for during the war they came here S i ng i y and by flock3 a i moat every day. The then visitors—that is, their drivers— puü STUNT FLYING THRILLS NATIVES AVIATORS STAGE SOME TALL GYMNASTICS IN CIRCUMAM BIENT BLUE SATURDAY ; That excited the populace and many ed off a number of thrilling stunts for the edification of the - 'i«* ; lookers below. All of this Waé to long ago that most people had for gotten it and the visit, last week, of another machine with two daring aviators in charge was quite a pleas ing break in the monotony cf eve.y day existence. The machine belongs tS a Shreve port concern and it came here from Plaquemine, La., arriving Friday and lighting on the old field west of the city limits. Handbills the program Saturday afternoon were printed and scattered from the air as the machine sped through the sky. dn lic announcing ; came to the city Saturday afternoon to witness the cavorts of the heivier than-air outfit that would sail at speed faster than an express train. Saturday afternoon, true to promise, the two aviators ascended, one hand ling the mechanism, the other show !ng his gymnastics standing, first, waving his arms; later hanging by on top without any hand hold and hands, feet and teeth to the under tructure. It looked perilous and dan gerous but no accident happened. Quite a number of local people took advantage of the opportunity to ride aloft at ten dollars per ride, sailing at many hundreds feet over Opelousas and surrounding territory. They one and all expressed much delight over their novel experience. The airplane 3nd two aviators departed Monday mornin & for Shreveport, RECENT ENTERTAINMENT AT OPELOUSAS CONVENT A great success was made of the entertainment given for the benefit of the Immaculate Conception convent last Tuesday. The children who took part were well-trained and play ed their part3 in such perfect order that they won universal praise from the spectators. The program was as follows: G'tana—Miss C. Mizzi and L. Pavy Xmas Polonaise—Miss M. Stubbs and M. Voorhies. Play: "The Tables Turned, or a Christmas for Santa Claus." Santa Clau3—Miss C. Daigle. Jack Frost—Miss G. Davy. White Cat—G. Lasalle. Xmas Joy—S. Guidry. Ncrma. Dorothy, Nellie (Earth children) Misses M. Andrus. B. Veil Ion, H. St. Cyr. Snow Flakes—Miss A. Baque. R. Venezia, G. Sylvestre, C. Green, E. Bernard. E. Sandoz, D. Sandoz, D. Ledoux, A. Sandoz E. Veillon. B. Fon tenot. Frost Sprites—Misses M. A. An drus, R. Ledoux, A. Titard M. White. L. Vidrine, A. Budd, V. Perry, R. Hinkley, H. Schwartzenberg, G. Man ouvrier. Children cf the Nations Gypsies— Misses M. Voorhies and L. Daigle. Turks—Misses M. Stubbs and' G. Young. Japanese—A. Campbell and R. San doz. Americans—Miss E. M. Mizzi, A. Le ger, I. Castille, and E. Hidalgo. Scotch—'Misses L. Danel and F. Woodson. . Chinese—Misses J. Richard and B. i Daigle; Masters A. J. Perry and A. Hinkley. Irish—Misses M. L. Fontenot, H. Davy, V. Horn, R. Garland, F. Morn hinveg, C. Mouille. Spanish—Misses J. Richard. M. Gar- j Cyr, R. E. Ventre, H. i [ G. ! I 1 1 Berciçr, and I. I and G. Dejean and L. land, V. St. Woodson, B. V. Boute. Colored—Misses C. Mizzi. St. Cyr. Indians—Misses Richard. Esquimaux—E. Richard. First Act Cinderella Waltz— Plano—Miss M. Stubbs, Violin—F. Lafleur. Intermission Silver Spray—Misses B. Dejean, L. Daigle, and-D. De jean. Second Act Picnic Polka—Misses L. Pavy and C. Mizzi. Song—Miss M. Voorhies. Pandino—Misses G. Davy, R. San doz and E. Hidalgo. Looking for Santa—Pantominne- Little boys. Toe Dance—Miss M. Andrus. Faust—Miss M.- Stubbs. , The children who were to take part in the program came to the convent j I Tuesday evening where they dres3- ; ed in their various costumes. The fun of dressing in their picturesque at tires was alloyed by the strict orders of the Sisters who of course, forbid ; — ------- .— — - any of tlje players to appear in public before their part of the program be gan. The children's costumes were ar ranged in perfect good taste. The costume of little Gladys Davy was es pecially admired. The difficult pan of being ably rendered. darkies," was quite laugh -----red. The refreshments and other articles j for sale were swiftly disposed of much to the gratification of the good Sisters. There was such a large crowd in attendance, that some were ; obliged to stand. The Sister» are deeply grateful to the good pepole of Opelousas for their splendid co-opera tion In aiding them in their efforts to keep up their splendid institution to BUREAU FIGURES OF LOUISIANA CROP - YIELD FOR YEAR SHOWS BIG JUMP OVER THAT OF 1919 * - Its present status of educational ef ficiency. The success of this enter tainment has so encouraged the good Sisters that they say they will prob ably give another one some time lat8r. and Director^Sam L. Rogers, oMhe bu at out reau of the census, department of commerce, announces the preliminary report on cotton ginned by parishes, dn Louisiana, for the crops of 1920 and 1919. The report was made pub lic for the state at 10 a. m., Monday, January 10, 1921. Quantities are in running bales, counting round as are not included. half bales. Linters Acadia......... 4,798 5,842 Avoyelles...... 15,668 11,043 B'enville ....... 14,284 8,956 Bossier ........ 19.583 11,651 Caddo ......... 33,472 21,675 Catahoula...... 5,282 4,669 Claiborne ...... 13,527 12,196 Concordia ..... 4,858 3,354 De Soto....... 18,946 8,727 East Baton Rouge 3,042 4,000 East Carroll .. . 5,561 8.215 East Feliciana .. 4.663 4.713 , Evangeline ____ 7.156 7,543 Franklin ....... 20,580 15.510 Jackson ........ 4,514 4.295 Lafayette ...... 13,032 13,879 La Salle....... 327 409 Lincoln« ........ 11,355 8,036 Madison ........ 4,939 4,227 Morehouse..... 9,046 7,945 Natchitoches ____ 19.728 12,531 Ouachita........ 7,233 8,372 Pointe Coupee .. 5,771 4,493 Rapides ........ 12,607 3,904 Red River ...... 14,951 6.867 Richland....... 15,783 6,077 12 362 Sabine ........ 2,452 ❖< St. Landry .... 19,733 15,216 t 3fc Tammany____ 436 574 * Tangipahoa ..... 2,122 3,263 % Tensas.......... 6,950 6.799 j Union .......... 9,806 7,459 * Vermilion ...... 2,32» 4.008 $ Washington.. .. 3,62| 4,700 ± Webster........ 8,106 8,223 * West Carroll.. .. 6,019 6,306 X Winn....... 2,850 2,13$ a All others...... 11,232 13,645 * The state ..... .. .369,992 290,190 X PREDICTS REVIVAL IN t| AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS ~ i f Mr. T. V. Childers of tne Gulf Olds mobile company of New Orleans, state distributors for the wo i'.-known Oldsmobile line, week to our city. was a visitor '.his ' 1 ; that whereas the automobile business is known to have been very quiet for the last sixty days, that conditions through out the territory in which he has been travelling' namely: Southern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi are very much improved and indica tions are that the automobile busi ness will soon again be in full swing and that some authorities have even predicted a shortage before mid summer, owing to the curtailment of production at the various factories. In speaking specifically of the Olds mobile line, Mr. Childers pointed out the fact that the Olds motor works is in especially heajthy condition at present, being one of the very few manufacturers who showed an i tirely new model at the New Orleans show, as well as the national shows at New York an(1 Chicago. This indi cates, said Mr. Childers, that the Oldsmobile factory has no stock of old models on hand, but through con j sistent demand has been able to sell i all 1920 modeis and therefore, intro [ duce the new 1921 models at the very ! beginning of the season. I 1 The new four-cylinder Olds, by the i way, was one of the big hits at the \ 1 New Orleans show, and created much I favorable comment among prospec tive purchasers and among the many ! dealers who visited this show from , MRS. CORINE MILSTEAD j N. Union Street, Opelousas ; * all parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. ANNOUNCING our first showing of SPRING MODEL HATS Commencing MONDAY, JAN. 31st, 1921 Continuing throughout the ; season. We will be delight ed to greet you. First-class Veils FOR RENT Or lease entire Lov«er Floor La-j Combe Building opposite Court House — --------- ~ — now occupied Opelousas Motor Co. JV ill remodel to suit occupant, jan 26 tf TRESPASS NOTICE The public Is hereby warned that bunting and trespassing on Sackett and Rolla plantations is prohibited. j Violators will he prosecuted to full extent of the law. MRS. M. S. BOAGNI fan 26 5t ] - 1 the HOUSING SITUATION «- * * , I , WILL RE TAKEN UP j shortage of houses in I Washington—Estimates placing the ' America at more than 1,250,000 will be placed ; before the national council of the : chamber of commerce of the United States at' a meeting to be held in| Washington January 27 and 28, which will discuss measures to re lieve the situation. "For a number of years prior to the world war," said John Ihlder, j manager of the national chamber's civic development department, "it is conservatively estimated that there b were erected in the United States between 350,000 and 400,000 family dwellings a year. This includes homes and apartments. During the war con structioQ of houses was practically ' at a standstill with the exception of what building was done by the gov-, ernment. As a result of this we came I out of the war far behind our regular building program. In 1919 it is e 3 ti , f ; DEEP WELLS For cattle and household uses Only first-class material used. Price very moderate. James H. Ware Box 114, R. F. D. No. 2, Opelousas, La^ The Best Spread for Your Bread Made by Wisconsin Creamery Co., un der government supervision. Best Oleo made. Colored and un colored. Sold at 40 and 45 cents, by one exclu sive agent. MRS. DOUCIE MORNHINVEG. SBECTED RANTING COTTON TEED Cooks Improved Big-Boll Planting Cotton Seed from Raleigh, North Carolina. Put up in 2 1-2 bushel, new sacks Free from injurious insects and diseases. Now is the time to place jour orders. PEOPLES COTTON OIE CO. LAFAYETTE, EA. ' Grover Cleveland * \r> illu-itrimiF American who combinât) many oi !he essentials of the executive of the best type President Cleveland once said: "makes little dif ference \vhat else you teach a boy—if you teach him * to save his money he will likely be a success." Mr. Cleveland knew what success means. He knew what it takes to bring success. His advice was based upon personal knowledge. He had been "through the mill." Every ambitious boy should save his money more than that, he should have a bank account of his own. Start yours today—here—a dollar opens an ac count and gets you a pass-book, and we pay interest on all savings deposits. There is probably nothing which you could do now which would means so much to your future as a sub stantial bank account. DIRECTORS: CHAS. F. BOAGNI, R. LeBOURGEOIS, ROBERT SANDOZ, A. LEON DUPRE. E. B. DUBUISSON, OFFICERS: E. B. Dubuisson, President. Chas. F. Boagni, Vice-President. A. Leon Dupre, V.-Pres. and Cashier M. J. Pukford, Assistant Cashier. Arthur A. Cemeau, Aasistanf Cashier Robert L. Fields, Utility. PAGE THREE I mated that there were j a j, out 70,000 houses In the built only United erected during munities is practically nil and the majority of these ' houaes are not I States, while those ' . 1920 wI11 probably turn oat to have ; been even smaller than that figure, : «while it Is true there are many houses tor sale these are nearly all now occupied by tenants. The uum her of houses for rent in most com 'suitable for the needs of the average wage earner and those having small °f $5,000 a year or jnore does no, have as much trouble getting desir# b ,e Quarters as the wage earner who can DOt a * rord to P a 7 rents- The wa S e earner an dthose having sma^ salaries are the ones hit hardest by tke housin & shortage. It is for these folks that decent homes must be built, POSITION WANTED By experi enced typist-stenography or general °^* ce work. Address P. O. Box 159.