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T HE STAR-PROGRESS
Reaching More Home. Than A-T r-bK.be* m St. Landry
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
Office of Publication—138-140 North Main Street
L. A. ANDREPONT, Editor
W. F. NOLAN, Bu.ineM Manager
Entered at the Po.toffice at Opelouwi., La., •• Second-da.. Matter
All Check. Should be Made Payable to The Star-Progre...
MOVING THE RICE CROP
There sems to be two conflicting
classes among those interested in the
rice industry. One blames the stagn
ation in the market and the lack of a
.healthy movement of the crop on the
rice growers association. They bol
ster up their claims by stating that
the association is attemping to gobble
up every branch of the growing, sell
ing of the rough rice, milling and
final marketing without reference to
fhe middle man. If this plan was ab
andoned by the association, they
state, rice would begin to move im
mediately through old-time channels.
If there is any real basis for this
•charge we are unaware of it; but
Uiat there is something radically
wrong we feel sure.
It is evident that the present de
mand for the rice is now small as
compared with a year ago. Whether
the era of high prices last year had
a deterring effect on the consumers
mr not, is difficult to say. Rice as a
diet has never been popolar in the
United States except among a small
class of people. A few years ago a
spasmodic attempt was made to pop
ularize it in order to place the industry
on a safe and a sound basts
Those most interested, however, lost
iheir heads and their judgment when
the war brought on the era of high
prices and farmers, buyers, and mill
ers immediately began to speculate on
still higher prices for the crop. We
all realize now that this policy was
suicidal but the past con not be re
called in order to rectify errors of
judgment and the next best thing is
to start over again the lesson of tech
ing the American people how good
and how cheap rice is as a diet. We
must forget old jealousies; drop the
internal war raging within the ranks
of the interests and all gat to work
to place along side of cotton, sugar,
wheat, etc. .Nothing elra will do,
and unless some sensible p'.n.i is ad
opted the rice industry is bound to
languish for a long time to come, and
Louisiana and a large class of its
farmers can not afford to witness any
such thing .
ROADS AND DRAINAGE
Recently several parties living in
another section of the parish, speaking
on the subject of good roads, stated
better highways could be provided by
securing better drainage and simply
keeping the roadbed well graded, and
then employing one man to maintain
a certain mileage each year at a stip
elated price. Gravelling roadä, they
claimed, with the consequent cost of
upkeep, was an expensive proposition
and that first class dirt road woulu
i>e suitable to our idea if proper and
■scientific care was given them after
We have on Sale this week—Jersey and
Crepe de Chene Teddies, Vests and Bloom
ers, $6.00 to $10.00 values—
$2.24, $2.98 ond $3.45
Prices Smashed te Smithereens
Cost Cut in Two
HATS
The spring Stetsons are here in all the
new shapes and colors, special for this sale
$6.95, Tax extra_ .
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New arrival of Spring dresses in
the new taffeta, georgette and crepe
de chene.
Prices from $19.95 to $24.95
Just received a full line of new
Oxford pumps and twoeyelet pumps
in all leathers, prices ranging from $2.95 to $8.95
We have a full line of Buster Brown Hosiery for
Ladies and Children.
The last word to
Men Customers
our
\
Army shoes, Munson last, soft tip, solid as a rock
and just as lasting. $7.50 Value - - $3.95
Good grade percale negligee shirts with and with
out collar, $2.50 Value, now $1.19
$5.00 Values Texas buckskin pants, neat grey
stripes, now $2.98
Heavy Khaki unionall $4.50 values, now $2.75
During this sale ail
prices are strictly
cash. Please do not
ask for credit. We are
taking tremendous
losses to raise cash.
theJ^enn ett St ores, i nc.
gi^fïJÂeJVaine /s /fie Guarantee
MAIL ORDERS
will be filled prompt*
ly when cash accom*
panies order. Any * r *
tides not satisfactory
may be returned and
money will be refund
ed.
they were drained and graded.They
claimed that owners of horses and
other draft animals were constantly
under heavy expense to keep them
shod when travelling graveled reads.
Blacksmiths in a few localities cha;g -
one dollar per foot for shoeing such
animals.
There may be considerable logic in
this statement. It has long ibeen
apparent that the parish has been
spending an enormous sum of monev
each twelve months in order to get
better roads and as much of the work
is done in a slipshod manner the
money paid for grading roads is in a
way wasted or productive of little re
sults. So little real attention is paid
to the matter and manner of drainage
'hat what appears to be splendid work
in grading really amounts to very little
when rainy weather sets in. Hard
surfaced roads also suffer much from
poor drainage, :• ' unless some
systematic and : Tic. plan of dis
posing of surplus water is devised and
put into operation the expenditure of
money for graveled roads seems a
waste.
There is no question 'but that we
can have better roads in this parish
even if not hard-surfaced, if we can
establish a better system of drainage,
but in some of the sticky or gumbo
lands it is doubtful if even scientific
grading and drainage will eliminate
the evils of bad roads. These soils
hold water like a sponge and the
least traffic over them when wet cuts
them to pieces and make them re
gular bogholes in a short time. It
reems absolutly necessary to hard
surface them in order to guarantee
their permanency. On the roads sit
uated in sections where the soil is
not of the "gumbo" type well-graded
and drained they will serve every pur
pose required by the travelling
public.
THE PARISH JUDGES
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Under the plan formulated by the
committee of the sttae bar associa
tion the abolishment of justices of the
peace is proposed and the substitution
therefor of parish judges with prac
tically the same jurisdiction of the
justices of the peace. Incumbents of
the office of parish judge must be law
yers except in parishes of twenty-five
thousand people. This last idea is
-ather far-fetched, for if a parish judge
must be a lawyer in one parish why
not require him also to be a lawyer
in all parishes?
As the Mansfield Enterprise well
states, there is absolutely no necessity
for an yman being a lawyer in order
to qualify for the position. Few jus
tires of the peace now serving are at
torneys, and there should be no
change whatever in the qualifications
of candidates for the position of par
ish judge. Under the old regime,
when we had parish courts the incum
bent of the office was not required to
be a lawyer and that phase of the old
constitution should be adopted when
the new one is devised. As the parish
courts are to have about the same jur
isdiction as the justice of the peace
courts a change as to qualifications
of candidates should not be even con
sidered. The main idea is to abolish
the cumbersome and expensive jus
tice of the peace system and ail th3t
Is necessary in the premises is to es
tablish the office of parish judge and
let the qualifications for candidates
for that position remain as they now
are for the office of justice of the
peace. There are many men in each
parish in the state—men who have
had much experience as justices of
the peace—who would ably fill the po
sition of parish judge. To shut these
men out as prospective candidates be
cause they are not practicing attor
ney would be manifestly unfair, and
the convention should lend no listen
ing ear to any coterie who back such
a proposition.
ANNUAL PERSHING WAY
CONVENTION IN RUSTON
New Orleans, Feb. 20.—Plans for
the greatest highway meeting ever
held in the south are being perfect
ed by the Louisiana Pershing Way
association for the annual meeting of
this body to be held in Ruston, March
21 .
Advices received here by Arthur
W. VanPelt, president of the state or
ganization, are to the effect that Rus
ton is planning a welcome to rhe dele
gates that will exemplify to the full
est extent the motto of the highway
"The Friendly Way."
Word has been received that Her
bert F. McDougal, general secretary
and manager of the Feiv.hk-g Way,
will come to Louisiana especially for
the meeting at Ruston and will bring
with him full evidence of the wrnder
ful development of the highway
throughout the north.
Reports received from al parts of
Louisiana show splendid work done
during the past year toward he com
pletion of the highway Bond issues
aggregating more than 'our r illions
of dollars were authorize i through the
efforts of Pershing Way organizations
and as the result of Pershing Way ac
tivities. Reports on all of the activi
ties of the Pershing Way during the
past year will be heard at the conven
tion and plans will be made to con
tinue and broaden these activities dur
ing the coming year.
One feature of the convention will
he the presence of a number of the
most prominent women in Louisiana,
who are intensely interested in the
Pershing Way and have demonstrat
ed this interest 'by doing yoeman's
work for it. Location of camping
sites, the beautification of the high
way and the construction of the road
links are matters on which womens
clubs and organizations ,as weil as in
dividuals, have done splendid work
in the past and they now promise
still more work along this line.
Louisiana has received much nation
al advertising from her location on
the Pershing Way and will receive
tremendous benefits from tourist trav
el when the highway is completed.
This is the goal before the State
Pershing Way association and will be
the subject of the convention in Rub
ton.
All membere of Pershing Way clubs
throughout the state are delegates to
the Convention and all are urged to
be present at the Ruston meeting.
Reservations may be made in advance
by addressing the Chamber of Com
merce, Ruston, Louisiana.
HEALTH RESTORED
"My horse Was in such run down
condition, I thought he would die.
After feeding him Dr. LeGear's Stock
Powders, he is as well as ever and s
now as good looking a horse as th
is in this section." J- C. Huste. Rock
bridge Baths, Va.
Dr LeGear's Stock Powders build
up the body, vitality and muscular
energy of your horses and mu.es. in
juremore meat with less feed from
your hogs, sheep and cattle and help
your cows produce more and richer
milk.
Mr. Huste's small expenditure sav
ed him the price of a horse. Dr. Le
Gear can also help you. For 28 years
ac a Veterinary Surgeon and Export
Poultry Breeder he has devoted him
self to the compounding of remedies
for ailments of stock and poultry.
Whenever you have an ailment among
your stock or poultry get the piope^.
Dr. LeGear Remedy from your Deal
er. It must satisfy you, or your
money will be refunded.
NOTICE
Anyone who found a watch chain
and ladies broach with my picture in
it during the fire at my place last
Sunday, will please return and re
ceive reward.
J. J. MISTROT.
feb 23 2t
ELECTION 1 AT EUNICE
In the municipal election held in
Eunice on the 15th, A. C. Matt, known
to his friends as Chief Matt, led the
entire ticket by a strong lead, win
ning over his opponent for the mar
shalship, Geo-. Stagg by a vote of 505
to 220.—adv. feb 23 2t.
INFANT NOW PUTS
OPPOSITE CHAPLIN
Charley Chaplin, famous come
dian, is back—toting a two-week
old baby At least, that is his
role in his new film production.
"The Kid"—his first picture in c
year.
Statements to the efeict that Egyp
tian mummies were wrapped in cot
ton fabrics have been disproved.
School Board Hold Session
The St. Landry parish school board
held a regular session at its offices in
the local high school building last
Monday and the minutes will be pub
lished this week In the official Jour
nal.
Miss Eda Bailey of New Orleans 's
spending sometime here as the guest
of Mrs. E. P. Veazie and Mrs. P. D.
Pavy.
Miss Olympia Dejean of Lafayette
spent Friday and Saturday in town
visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. FTank J. Dletlein were
New Orleans visitors this keek.
Sam Guidry of Coulee Croche motor
ed to Opelous&3 on Monday and atten
ded to busines.
John Earry. Jr., of Lafayette spent
Sunday in Opelousas visiting friends.
Misses May Meyer and Ruby Goslin
of Lawtell was here Sunday and at
tended the picture show.
Mrs. Jim Shute of Port Barre
spent Monday in town visiting friends
and relatives.
Mr. R. O. Marsh of Port Barre was
a business visitor here Monday.
H. F. Magoon of New Orleans, con
nected with the state highway depart
ment was here on business Monday
and Tuesday.
Col. Ike Stagg of Dubuisson station
Bayou Boeuf, was in Opelousas be
tween trains last Saturday.
A. E. Reswebre, Nick Lahayet and
J. A. Burleigh, prominent citizens of
Port Barre, were in this city on Sat
urday, looking after public road af
fairs.
A. Laurent Laeombe was a business
visitor to New Orleans this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Larcade, Jr.,
spent several days in New Orleans
last week mingling pleasure with
business.
J. Stander returned home this week
after doing his spring shopping in
New York City.
Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Guidry of Cou
lee Croche motored to town on Friday
and took in the picture show.
The many friends of Mrs. W. D.
Lewis will be glad to hear she Is im
proving after a severe illness lasting
several weeks.
Chas. F. Bailey of Baton kouge
spent the week-end here with rela
tives and friends.
Police Juror R. Lee Mills of Lower
Bellevue was in Opelousas on Monday
morning.
Judge A. M. Hoilier, formerly of
Opelousas but late of Elton, is now
at the home of his brother, A. L. Hoi
lier in this city. He has just return
ed from the hospital in New Orleans
where he underwent a surgical opera
tion. Mrs. Hoilier and other mem
bers of his family are with him.
666 has more imitations than
any other Chill and Fever Tonic
on the market, but no one wants
imitations. They are dangerous
things in the medicine line. adv.
We are proud of the confi
dence doctors, druggists and
the public have in 666 ChiM and
Fever Tonic.—adv.
First cooton seed were planted in
Virginia, at Jamestown, in 1607. Cot
ton was introduced into al the south
ern colonies by the first setlers.
NOT SUCH A BAD WORLD AFTER
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World production of cotton for fac
tory consumption in 1919 was 1,1000,
000 bales greater than the amount
consumed.
666 quickly relieve* Constipa
tion, Biliousness, Loss of Appe
tite and Headackes, due te Ter
pid Liver.—adv.__
LUMBER
Has Taken a Drop.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
THIS AND BUY NOW.
Y
OU are going to build so
Call and let us figure with
I you. Our motto is:
SERVICE
:Our Prices are Right. Calland=
= let us Convince you.
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ISt. Landry Lumber Comp'y, ULj
ran
There is now enough
world, unspun, to last
years.
cotton ij
Married, at the home offo*
in Garland, La., on last Wed '
Mr. J. B. Duncan of
Mias Kate Roberta of Garlut

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