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r.. »a 'o : - - Jf/ •A*. M iii ' *' > . - ^ '» *? " 1 % « KvOCvX; vSi-XvT American fa........ and moot,,, en b«rd M* erj from Z despair of dairymen. Like »he American corn gio ■ Uave given and today in tiy dis: »lenen and dairymen Ami-2?5,w. and calves, their gift to the up »round about Bremen. C< • jn n... gra-c ■ '.'■■red for the cows en route, which tnn.-ite dairymen there. Thirty American fa r - , n f the herd before shippi: .--mfrom Galveston abdtst six «easts aro » .............. 1 ' AMERICAN LEGION NEWS Airain of forty-four posts of the American Legion 'and ninety-three un -•'•'rîsrsî Zouri'/e^nL», of ,1.3 Lcgom M „ . oui Ma«sa "twelve and eleven new units, respec-vely, and eleven of the auxiliary. There are now 10, 272 Legion posts .and 2,292 units of the women's auxiliary. Architects from all parts of the country will be invited to submit de signs and plans for the $15,000,000 Indiana war memorial building, which will house national headquarters of the American Legion. A fund of $100, 000 was granted by the Indiana legis lature for prizes and expenses of the contest. The national institution of architecture will determine the win ner of the first prize of $50.000. F. W. Galbraith, Jr., national com mander of the American Legion, has ordered the Kansas department of that organization to make a thorough investigation of the recent outrage at Great Bend Kan., in which trwo or j ganizers of the non-partisan league! were tarred and feathered. Although the mob of residents of that vicinity included a number of ex-service men, there was no organized support from Legion posts, according to press cor respondents. Colonel Galbraith or dered all Legion posts to refrain from interference with the political activi ties of the non-partisan league several months ago. The increased cost of railroad fare will not trouble the members of Sup erior, Wis., pesjt of the American Le gion, who will attend the Legion state convention at Eau Claire in box cars. ! "W : traveled France in side door PuLmans and we believe that we pre fer the Yankee type of bax cars to riding the velvet at preesnt prices," the Legionnaires said. The California department of the American Legion has received copies \ of a resolution adopted by the cen- i Irai labor council, San, Qernardino, I Cal., recomending adequate appr^^ia-] lions to build and maintain necessary j hospitals and passage of the Rogers- ; Capper bill to consolidate the ment bureaus dealing with the affairs! of ex-service men, as indorsed by the j Legion. Graves of 150 civil war veterans will be provided with markers by Kent j Voyles post of the American Legion at Elizabethtown, Ind. To raise fqnds for the undertaking, the Legionnaires will give a banquet of "slum/' prepar ; ed by former army cooks belonging j to the post. Elizabethtown Legion members are also hacking a move ment to establish a public library. j American Legion posts and the, home service department of the Red Cross in Detroit have consolidated e? ILUMBERj § MasTaken a Drop.] ITAKE ADVANTAGE OF I THIS AND BUY NOW. 1%/QU are going to build so M ■ Call and let us figure with g you. Our motto is: iOur Prices are Right. Call and g g let us Convince you. 1st. Landry Lumber Comp'y, Ltd! ■ forts under the name of the service ! men's bureau .and will co-operate in the work adjusting claims, hospitaliza- tion, education and war risk msur- ~ * Orogon to approve »r reject the «I eran s state bonus bill, prepa, eu 'backed * Ute Oregon départent o, lh ^"*' 1 " y the g reed of landlord in j Shreveport, La., the local post of the American Legion has placed itself on record as opposed not only to the hardship placed upon renters living in homes and occupying office and business buildings owned by rent i hogs, but as pledging its aid seeking | a remedy for the evil. Nebraska American members ar» ; backing an endowment bill in the i state legislature, which provides that ; the state buy two million dolars ! worth of Liberty bonds and use in- i terest thereon for sick and disabled ■ ex-service men. The Nebraska legis lature has forwarded a resolution urg-1 ing the United States senate to pass the Fordney five-fold bonus bill, which I is backed by- the Legion. ! Cleaning out cellars and building j sumer cottages are examples of tem porary jobs which the St. Paul, Minn., employment bureau and women's aux ilary of the American Legion have ob tained for more than six hundred un employed veterans after an appeal has been made to every employer and j householder in that city. The aver age compensation for temporary em- ; ployment in fifty cents an hour. Farmers near the Twin Cities are taking advantage of the opportunity hands and are paying from thhhehh to obtain ex-service men us farm hands , an< l are paying from $50 a month, | with room and board upwards. Oklahoma boards of county commis sioners are authorized to lease, rent or donate any room in their control for use of the American Legion accord ing to the terms of a bill passed by the ^ state legislature. f More than 1.600 new members w* re obtained for the American Legii 5 irginia during the last two rao; spite of unfavorable agricultural and industrial conditions. •giej* in ojghs in govern-1-- EXAMINATION FOR THE K. OF C. GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS A competitive examination for the graduate scholarships established by the Knights of Lolumbus in the Cath olic University will be held April 16. 1921. Applications should be filed be fore Marcif15. /Eligible Candiates The examination is open to students who have received the Bachelor's de gree in Arts, Science or Letters and to those who are now in the Senior class In college. Students who desire, as K. of C. scholar, to enter the law i | ; i ; ! i ■ school of the university, must have received both the Bachelor's degree (in Arts, Science or Letters) and the degree of Bachelor of Law. Subject of Examination All candidates are required to take examination in English, History, and Mathematics. Each is further re quired to take examination in Physcis or Chemistry or Biology; and in Lat in cr Greek or one of the modern languages (French, German, Spanish). The candidate will select the science and the lauguage in which he d sires to take examination. Tenure The scholarship entitles the holder to board, lodging and tuition in the University during the academic year, tl is available for the minimum pe riod required for obtaining an ad vanced degree, viz., for the Master ship in Arts, one year; for the Master ship in Philosophy, two years; for the Doctorate in Philosophy, three years. Foriiis of application and further in formation may be obtained from THE DIRECTOR OF STUDIES THE CATHOLC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA. Washington, D. C. ROTATE TOMATO PLOT TO CHECK DISEASE In some sections of Louisiana it is ; often difficult to raise ^»satisfactory crop of tomatoes on of ths tomato wilt disease^r This disease first attacks the ro<*s and then passes j up through the .Sterns, causing the plants to wilt yitnd finally die. The disease is readily identified by cut ting a suspected plant. A diseased plant has'the inside of the stem more' or less, blackened. This disease can usually be kept in chriCk to some extent by the use of sAnitary measures, according to C. j W. Edgerton, plant pathologist, ex perimnt station, Louisiana State Un iversity. These include a system of crop rotation and the use of uneon- j taminated soil in the seed beds, hot ; beds and cold frames. Tomatoes should never be grown on the same ' ground for more than one year out S of three, he says, while a three-year rotation will not entirely eliminate the disease, it will reduce it to a point j where ac rop can be grown. For the seed beds, hot beds and > cold frames, fresh soil should be ob tained each season, and this should be obtained from the woods or from j some fields that has never grown to matoes or has received the wash from j tomato fields. By using such soil, the ! tomato plants will be healthy when I set in the field. If infected soil is ! used in the seed beds many of the j plants will be infected before trans planting and the chances are that a large percentage of the plants will die j before making.any fruit. Much of the i loss from tomato wilt in this state is due to the fact that the young \ plants have been grown in infected ] soil. DISTRICT AGENT HOLDS ONE-DAY COURSES As a means of assembling the grown people through-out the parishes and getting them interested ' in bet tering home conditions, Mrs. Mary B. Giesen, District home demonstration agent in the central district of Louis iana, is having all the home demon stration agents in the parishes that comprise her district hold one-day short courses in the various communi ties in their parishes. These short courses consist of talks, demonstra tions in orcharding, poultry, gardening in making dress forms, the bome : made thermos bottle, hot lunches and vari ous other problems, and are all given by different specialists from the state University extension division cour ses of this nature have already been successfully held' in the parishes of Grant, Vernon, Beauregard, Iberville, East Baton Rouge, and all the other parishes in the central district have short courses planned for the near future. Much interest is being taken by the farm women in these informal gather ings," says Miss. Giesen. "I think it is an excellent means of teaching the women cooperation, as well as giving them valuable and needed infor mation concerning the farm and its problems. I feel that this form of demonstration work will reap quick method of concentrating on individ auls and better results than the old help." notice, of /Administration ESTATE OF MRS. EMMA POIRET, DECEASED WIDOW OF CHRIS TOVAL DUPRE. No. -, Probate Docket, Sixteenth Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana Whereas, Edgar T. Dupre, of St. Landry parish. La„ has applied by his petition to be appointed adminis trator of the above entitled and num bered estate. Now, therefore notice is hereby given to all parties interested to show cause, if any they can or have, within ten days from the first publi cation hereof, why the prayer of the said petitione rshould not be granted. By order of said court. Opelousas, La., March 2, 1921. HENRY LASTRAPES, JR., mach 3 2-t Clerk of Court. FOR RENT—Rooms suitable for light housekeeping, situated South Main street. MRS. T. TODD. mch 3 It NOTICE The annual election of the St. Lan- j dry Chapter of the American Red Cross wil be held on Tuesday, April 5, 1921, at the United States court house, at 3 p. m., for the purpose of electing aft executive committee for the ensuing year and the transaction of any other business that may come before it. R. M. LITTELL, mch!6-3t Chairman. Federal Power Commission In compliance with - the Federal Water Power Act (A^Stat., 1063) no tice is hereby giveitfhat the Louisiana Gravity Canal Company, Inc., Major Welman Bradford, President, Alexan dria, Louisiana, has applied for a pre liminary permit for power develop ment in f&e headwaters of Calcasieu River above a point in T. 8 S., R. 7 W„ in Bayou Nezpique above a point in T. 7 S., R. 2 W., L. M. and in Bay ou Cocodrie above Washington, Louisi ana. Any objection against granting such permit, or request for a hearing thereon, together with any briefs, re ports or other data for which consid eration is desired, should be submit ted on or before May 23, 1921, to the Executive Secretary, Federal Power Commission, Washington. D. C. For Sale Oil Leases and Oil Lands Near the Opelousas Oil Com pany's well, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish. The American Oil Company's well in Chataignier-Mallet Dis trict and Pine Prairie, Evangeline Parish. Operation sare now going on at all of these points. C. P. Dunbar & Bro. Opelousas, Louisiana MR. BRADFORD TELLS OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT New York, March 21, 1921. To the Editor of The Star-Progress, Opelousass, Louisiana. My Dear Sir:—I have been advised o. .cially by the executive secretary of the federal power commission of Washington, D. C.. that the o. .cial ad vertisements for a period of eight weeks in ycur journal will soon be made to the effect of a preliminary permit issued to the "Louisiana Grav ity-Canal, Inc.," cf New Orleans. This project, as you are no doubt aware, is the same which has been un der consideration for some time in connection with "gravityy-irrigation" for the rice lands of southwestern Louisiana, and the incidental devel opment of hydro-electric power for industrial developments, as well as supplying inland navigation for th^r prairies of southwest Louisiana, and connecting with Red ftiver or, the north, and with the intra-coasjtil canal on the south by the Calc/sieu and Mermenteau rivers. J As per amendmeys to the state constitution, the ç ite board of en gineers will hay/ jurisdiction in the matters of stÿfny of construction and manipulation of the state s waters, and equitable.âistribution of same, while the fed/Tal government will have gen eral /Jurisdiction of the flowage of waters into the natural streams which afreet navigation. The location of one of the most im portant "power plants" in which your section is principally interested will be at some convenient point about the head of Bayou Courtableau where the bed of the stream is su..ciently deep and wide in order to carry off the discharge from the turbines in the generation of electric power. This will solve the most vital ques tions for your immediate comtmuniay, that power of development, as well as supplying large quantities of fresh wa ter to the many rice .planters along the Courtableau and Bayou Teche. The waters of Lake Cocodrie being conserved in a large reservoir, and dur ing the irrigation months being per mitted to escape into the gravity ca nal for rice irrigation on the prairies to the south of the Cocodrie, as well as a certain amount of water escaping at all times into the Bayou Cocodrie in the generation of power, this amount of power .being limited, from the fact that the bayou at this loca tion has no great carrying capacity, THE NEW ENGINEER F a ■if, while at the head of Bayou Courta bleau the capacity is many times greater, thereby permitting a larger discharge of water through the tur bines, and consequently greater de velopment of electric power. % The canal leading from the reser voir will pass through Grand Prairie irrigating fields that might require ir rigation water to the site at the pow er plant, with the possibility of a main lateral turning south through "Plais ance Prairie," should there be any ter ritory in that location which would re quire "gravity-irrigation" or inland navigation. The unanimous action of the United States senate and the house of repre sentatives. followed by the prompt j signing of the hilf by the then presi dent, Wilson, in declaring Bayou Co codrie from its source to its junction with Bayou Chicot a "non-navigable i stream," has made it possible for these industrial developments to be had. When this entire proposition will J have been completed it will place Louisiana in the lead as having a sys tem of gravity-irrigation superior to any in the world, and the most unique in that the surplus waters would al ways be available for not only power development, but as a means of inland navigation, affording sites for indus trial developments and general e x . pansion. Now that the farmers appréciât» the value of water in the irrigation 0 f rice, it will not take manv years be fore irrigation for cane fields, com. po. tatoes, fruits and vegetables win ^ looked on with as much favor a* "gravity-irrigation" for rice is 0 ow considered, and the fact will be for gotten that nearly twenty years has been required to demonstrate the fact that "gravity-irrigation" was Bee as sary in rice .cultivation. Yours most respectfully WELMAN BRADFORD. President "Louisiana Gravity-Canal Company." FROM MRS. J. B. CARSON. Opelousas, La., March 21.DÎL Editor Star-Progress: I wish to inform the public that the mysterious person, "X. K. X^" the finder of Mrs. Jordan's valuable brace let. and who asked for $250.00 reward, ■was not myself. At that time I was at the Lafayette Sanitarium, by the bedside of my dy ing daughter, Hettie Carson Lunsford. Respectfully, MRS. J. B. CARBON.