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Vemon Parish—the Homeseekers' Best Opportunity Leesville—the Hub of the West Louisiana Empire Vol. 4. LEESVILLE, VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY. APRIL 27, 1922. LEESVILLE DEFEATS LLANO: TO PLAY AGAIN MONDAY The Llano baseball club, which has •enjoyed an uninterrupted series of vic tories, met with their first defeat of the season in a very disastrous manner last Sunday. A picked team from Lees ville walloped them to the rare old tune of 22 to 5, and without much trouble, either. Besides being handicapped by the loss of two of their best men, the Colony boys had an off day, none of . them playing up to form. The losers proved themselves good sports, though, and took their defeat in good nature, •^nviting the winners back for a return -3^ .Hifitch on May Day. Both teams are "pratet«yng daily for the event and the swat fans of the Colony are getting ready to root themselves hoarse in or der to help their team win in the com ing game. HOME DEMONSTRATOR HAS VERY BUSY TIME 64; Miss LeFevre, County Home Dem onstration agent for.Vernon Parish, is an exceedingly busy woman these days. Her work is creating widespread inter est and having excellent results as her report will show. The schedule which follows, shows another busy week ahead. Monday—Emergency. Tuesday—Bellevue. Wednesday—Emergency. Thursday—Echo. Friday—Stables. Saturday—Office. Meetings held last \reek: Hornbeck —Number enrolled, number dropped from roll, 17 ; percent of attendance, 93.5 ; record books sub mitted, 0; adult visitors, 1. Anaccco—Number enrolled, 32; number dropped from roll, 8; percent of attendance, 66.6; record books ubmitted, 0; adult visitors, 1. iskachita—Number enrolled, 14; er dropped from roll, 2; percent of attendance, 66.6; record books sub mitted, 0; adult visitors. 1. Neame—Number enrolled, 17; num ber dropped frcm roll, 3; percent of attendance, 92.8; record books sub mitted, 0; adult visitors, 0. Cooper—Number enrolled, 14; num ber dropped frorm roll, 3; percent of attendance, 90.9; record books sub mitted, 2; adult visitors, 14. OKLAHOMA MEN WELL PLEASED WITH VERNON Mr. E.Y. Freeman, of Guthrie, Okla., called at the Democrat office last Thursday. He has been a visitor at* Llano Colony for the past three months and it would seem by his talk that he is so infatuated with the Colony that he Tiaites to leave. When he first came he expected to stay only a few days, but free entertainments, dances, theater, aijd music and good company thrown in, are so enticing that he cannot drag himself away. He thinks he will have to sfell his farm in Oklahoma and join the Colony. • * * • Mr. A. B. Roberts made a pleasant ■call at the Democrat office last week. He has a farm in Oklahoma and from his conversation we learned that he (i&Qpqted his place up there so that he make a good long visit to the Colony. He tells us that his stay at the Colony has lengthened out to over four months, and no telling how much longer he will remain. COURT TO BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 18TH Hon. Mr. Justice John H. Boone has announced that the regular civil term of the Twelfth Judicial District Court for Vernon Parish is to begin on Mon day, May 18th, at 9:00 a.m., in the Court House at Leesville, and that all cases on the calendar for the week be ginning on Monday, May 15th, have been redated for the corresponding dajts of the week beginning on Mon tât May 8th. 1922. FAL COMPANY TO MARKET NEW TRAP Operating under the name of Bull's Eye Co., Mr. W. B. Tyler, of Fal, is marketing an invention in the line of a trap to catch mice. Itt is known as the "E-Z SET" trap, and it is claimed that it is far surer than any other trap yet made. Mr. Tylet has a brother in San An tonio, Texas, and. together they will conduct the Bull's Eyç Products Co. First Meeting of the World Court of Justice »■m, The llrst private und preliminary meeting of the permanent Court of International Justice in the Carnegie Peace palace at The Hague. Seated fourth from the left is Judge John Basse« Moore, representative of the United States In the world ccyirt. LLANO COLONY INVITES DEMOCRAT READERS MAY DAY May 1st will mark the anniversary of the founding of the Llano Colony, in 1914, and, as usual, the colonists will cease work next Monday, and enter tain themselves and their friends. Invitation is here given to all readers to conie in on Monday and enjoy the fun which they have arranged. Commencing at 9:00 in the morning \»'ith sports for all sizes of both sexes, there will be something doing all day. Following the sports at 10:30 will be the speaking and musical exercises, eel ebrating Llano's eighth birthday. A beef dinner will be served in the hotel at noon for 25 c. In the afternoon will be an exhibit of folk dancing by the school children which will be somthing unique and new A specially lively dance in the even ing will be free to visitors, and they are asked to come and be happy. A committee of the colonists is handling the entertainments and promise a good time. Exhibits of the Colony industries and the school work will be held all day and should be interesting. These ex hibits will include crates and wood work from the sawmill, wagon-making, brick-making, shoe-making, harness, and exhibits from others industries, such as sweet-potato dryer, syrup making, photography, art work, peanut butter-making, garden truck. The Colony's live stock includes ped igreed Holstein heifers and bulls, Du roc hogs, and some chickens. POLICE JURY MEETS THURSDAY, MAY 4TH Hon. Columbus Pitre, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury, has call ed the regular monthly meeting of that body fcr Thursday, May 4th, when it is expected that the result the spe cial election on the question of issuing bonds for the construction and main tenance of public roads in Road Dis trict No. 6 will be promulgated, the vote to be taken by the District's tax payers on Tuesday, May 2nd. COUNCIL WILL MEET TUESDAY The regular monthly meeting of the Leesville City Council has been called by Hon. Oscar E. Morris, the Mayor, for next Tuesday, May 2nd. There no expectation of business of impor tance to be brought to the attention of the Aldermen, who are merely to trans act their regular monthly routine bus iness, and sign bills for current mun icipal expenses, ordering them to be paid, and similar matters. CHOOSE NEW DEPOSITORY The Vernon Parish Board of Educa tion, President Hon. Dr. S. P. Jones, is to have a special meeting next Satur day, at the Leesville Court House, to consider the question of where to de posit the Board's funds, bids for fiscal agent to be chosen, having been sub mitted by the First State Bank and the newly-organized Exchange State Bank, successor to the defunct West Louis iana Bank, to which the handling of the Board's finances had been former ly entrusted. We can do anything in the plumbing line. Give us a trial, when you want to put in the new bathroom; we can fix it up in a sanitary manner and leave it so that you will be proud of it. THE "SHINNY" QUESTION Discussing the fact that convictions' of violators of the Prohibition law in Vernon Parish are obtained rather eas ily before the Court of the Twelfth Judicial District, it was staled by of ficials of that Court yesterday that most of these cases are being tried before the presiding Justice, without empan eling a jury, the Justice leciding the question of guilt or innocence accord in«» to the evidence adduced by the District Attorney and the officers who made the respective arrests. But when Prohibition case is submitted to jury for their verdict, the result is gen "rrl'y an acquittal, just as it happens ■n New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvan ia and other northern States, where juries are reluctant to consider the ev idence, even if it be convincing. AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU LIVE IN LOUISIANA? Mr. Elzie Stokes, our ever genial watchmaker and jeweler, received two letters last week, one from his son, liv ing in Wyoming, and the other from a daughter living at Chelburg, Pa. The son reports 15 inches of snow, while the daughter tells of very cold weather and snow still on the ground. His son who is in the oil fields of the far north, reports conditions very bad and no work. He expects to return to Louis MARRIAGE LICENSES Hon. A. S. Hicks, Clerk of Vernon Parish, issued marriage licenses this week to: Mr. D. S. Parker of Lees ville, anl Miss Nelva Sicks, of Slagle; Mr. J. E. Donohue, of Mena, Ark., and Miss Clara Hardie, of Kurthwood; Mr. Irvin Cryer, of Leesville, and Miss Lau ra Simmons, of Neame; Mr. Frank Sanders and Miss Grace Spears, both of Hornbeck; Mr. Albert Simmons, of Neame, and Miss Ruby May Woodward of Pickering; Mr. Gray Maneei, o? Elizabeth, La., and Miss Pash Perkins, of Cravens; Mr. John H. Knippers and Miss Ella Mae Cook, both of Barham. FARMERS QUIT CROP HARVESTS Low Pricet, except On Cabbages, Bring "Strike" Hazlehurst, Miss., April 21. — The vegetable market here has been slowly receding and prices have been disap pointing to farmers, who have quit harvesting. They say it wouldn't pay there. Hazlehurst sent away seven cars yesterday, loaded with cabbage,\ carrots, beets and English peas. Cab bages, <Jn the increase, going up 25 cents a crate yesterday, is the only vegetable to bring farmers a profit this week. Copiah county has shipped out forty cars of vegetable, netting the farmers about $30,000. WHAT'S YOUR WEIGHT? Multiply number of inches over five feet in height, without shoes, by 5/■>•, add 110. If under five feet, multiply number of inches under by b/i and subtract 110. In other words, if you are 5 feet tall, you may weigh 110 pounds, and for every inch over or under, you are al lowed 5/z pounds more, or less, re spectively. Let the Democrat do your printing— anyway let 'us quote you prices. Phone 179. WEATHER PROPHET REDEEMS HIMSELF Balmy summer days, nice cool nights and fine days for work, wonderful nights for sleep, have been the program of the weather man during the last week. More suitable weather for thé farmer could not possibly have been had, not even if it had been handmade, and the farmers are taking advantage of it. All over the parish they are making up for lost time and are putting in every moment from daylight until dark in the fields. The road builders are also profiting by the good weather and as a result the road running north from Leesville to DeRidder is rapidly nearing completion. The sudden change for the better is due entirely to the fact that the Dem ocrat suggested last week the possibil ity of a new weather man for this local ity if said change did not occur soon That the suggestion is still having an effect is plain to be seen by his predic tions for next week: Temperatures for the week ending April 24th, inclusive: April 18—max 81, min. 52 April 19—max. 68„ min. 52 April 20—max. 72, min. 42 April 21—mar. 72, min. 48 April 22—max. 77, min, 52 April 23—max. 78, min. 50 April 24—max. 80, min. 61 Only .03 inch rain. Indications are for a mixture of gen erally fair weather of normal tempera ture, with the probability of rain or lighht showers, during the week. W. A. Dougherty." ARRESTED FOR MURDER Sheriff Turner and his deputies have arrested Fred Taylor, a colored man, who wat wanted for having killed an other negro. Taylor is now confined in a cell on "murderer's row" at the Vernon Parish Jail, awaiting the ac tion of the Grand Jury. spread from plant to plant. PRUNE TOMATOES ONCE, ADVISES SPECIALIST The mosiac disease of tomatoes is one that is becoming serious in parts of Louisiana. This disease causes the leaves to turn light green in color and also retards their development. In ex treme cases the leaves remain-as nar row strings. Mosaic cuts down the yield of the plants to a considerable extent. If the plants become infected while young, no more than fifty percent of a crop can be expected. The mosaic dis ease is very inlcclious and is readily A little juice from a diseased plant placed-with in the tissues of a healthy plant will produce infection in a few d a y s time. Mosaic is spread in the field to a large extent by pruning, accoring to C. W. Edgerton plant pathologist, Ex periment Stations, Lousiana State Uni versity. "The juice from the diseased plants is carried to healthy ones either on the fingers or on the pruning knife," he says. "It is not uncommon to see a heavy mosaic infection develop in a few days after the plants are pruned. On this account it is not desirable to prune the plants more than is necessary as pruning hastens the development of the fruit and a certain amount of it is necessary but bad results are liable to follow too much pruning. One good pruning is usually sufficient. At that time all of the shoots up to the first flower cluster can be removed and that is usually sufficient for Louisiana con ditions.' LIVESTOCK SANITATION The greatest factor in the continu ance of scrub livestock in the State, whether cattle, hogs, or sheep, is the continued use of scrub males. When one takes a trip over the state, it is discouraging, after so many years of really practical suggestions as to ths unquestioned value of purebred males in the improvement of the native stock, to see so many males of nondescript character heading our flocks and herds which are simply perpetuating the nondescript or scrub class of ani mals which are consuming good food that ought to make better cattle, both beef and dairy, hogs and sheep, and which would make much better re turns to their owners. When we say purebred males, we do not mean show animals that run into exorbitant prices, but simply males of pure breeding that show good indi viduality, which usually are to be had at reasonable figures. The results of grading up the best of the native fe male stock with purebred males would, in a few generations of such grading, astonish many of our stockowners. It shows a lack of business acumen not to do so for their own financial good; and until they adopt some such plan, Louisiana is going to continue to show a "veiy"indiffèrent 'gradé' oTlivestöck, speaking generally, when conditions are such that she is capable of produc ing as good as there is in any other state. The slogan, therefore, should be Get rid of the scrub nondescript males of all kinds, and let purebred an imals take their place at the head of our flocks and herds." Improvement will be noticeable in a very short space of time.—Dr. W. H. Dalrymple. WEST CARROLL BOYS DOING GOOD WORK Lamar Bryant, of Forest Club, West Carroll Parish, a 15-year-old boy, won more than $80,000 during the past year in club work, reports E. M. Sledge, farm agent. He was a mem ber of the pig, corn, cotton and bee clubs, and is enrolled in the same clubs this year. He is kept pretty busy mak ing hives and frames and- selling them to people all over the parish who want to raise bees. During the past year he also sold about $40 worth of honey. Lamar has bought eighteen more colonies of bees and before the season is over he wishes to have twice as many. Lamar has also bought a pure bred pig for his club work this year and is expecting to show other club members just what he can do. He is saving up money to make the trip to the Short.Course at Baton Rouge this year. JOB PRINTING Of The Better Kind The Printing Plant of the Vernon Parish Democrat has been replenished and reorganized, and they are now able to exe cute all manner of Job Work in quick time. * There will be no better printing obtainable than the Dem ocrat kind. Franklin Prices The Franklin Printing Price List is used by the Democrat. This list is compiled by experts and covers almost every line of printing. With this list in use we are assured of a reason able profit on each piece of work and the consumer is pro tected against overcharge. GOOD WORK OUR MOTTO: FAIR PRICES QUICK SERVICE Send Your Printing to THE DEMOCRAT PLANT AT NEWLLANO COLONY Phone 179 A carload of hogs which 500 FARMERS INSPECT IBERIA STATION F/ Jeanerette, La., April 22. — More than five hundred farmers and others interested in agriculture visited the lb- [ eria Experiment Station, near Jeaner ette, Thursday, the occasion being the sixth annual field day at the farm. During the morning the visitors inspect edthe livestock and the crops and in the afternoon heard talks qn agricul ture and stock raising by Dean W. R. Dodson of the Louisiana State Univer sity College of Agriculture, E. W. Sheets of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture and others. Lun cheon was served at noon. A feature of the day Was the judging of livestock, including beef cattle, dai ry cattle, and hogs by agricultural club members from Iberia Parish. About fifty boys and girls took part in these contests. The visitors found the livestock and farm crops on the station in splendid condition. Feeding experiments with with 75 head of beef cattle had just been completed. These cattle were in spected and the feeding methods were explained. were re ady to be shipped to the Gov " n ™ nl «Périment farm at Beltsville. '.Maryland, for soft meat tests, was |f_ ing records. The herd of 50 purebred Jersey cattle, all of which were on test were shown the visitors. Each cow in this herd must make the "ad vanced register of merit" test in order to be retained on the farm. They are fed on crops raised on the farm. All the mules used on the station farm were raised there, and the exper iments have proved that these animats can be raised cheaper than they can be purchased. According to J. R. Queens berry, manager of the station, these native mules are very hardy and give excellent service. Pastures on the farm of white clo ver, lespedeza, and Bermuda attracted much attention from the visiting farm ers Thursday. These crops furnish grazing the year round, the clover com ing on in the fall and winter and spring and the Bermuda in the summer ana the lespedeza in the fall. Although taking some time to establish, Mr. Quesenberry says that these pastures are now in such shape that they fur nish ample grazing for the livestock. Many other successful experiments of especial interest to the sugar sec tion of the state had been carried out at the station, and the results tabulated in mimeograph form for distribution among the visitors. The Vernon Parish Democrat can be purchased at the Cozy Fruit Parlor.