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L-r >• '■> ». Vernon Parish-the Homeseekers' Best Opportunity Leesville—the Hub of the West Louisiana Vol- 4. LEESVILLE. VERNON PARISH. LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1922 TO GREETVETERANS Richmond, Va., June 5.—(Special)— Richmond has called for the remnant« of that army which defended her for tour years and by the thousands will the survivors answer the summon« to be here on June 18, 20, 21 and 22. The last three days are those fixed (or the welcoming and entertainment of the United Confederate Veterans at their 32d annual reunion. June 18 has been set as the date for beginning the ceremonies which will engage the attention of the Confederated Southern Memorial Association and of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Preparations are now complete for taking care of the enormous number of visitors who are expected to attend the reunion. The veterans will be made comfortable at the hotels, with friends or relatives and in private homes. Provide Comfortable Quarter*. Upon their arrival at the railroad •tatlons in this city, each veteran will be met by a member of the Reunion Committee, given aa identification ■card and assigned to Quarters, If previous arrangement« for accommo dations have not been made. How ever, Brigadier-General Jo Lane Stern, chairman of the Reunion Committee, urges that all visitors make their res ervations before coming to Richmond, applying to the hotel« or to the In formation and Quarters Committee, Postofflce Box No. 686, Richmond for quarters in private homes and board ing houses. Reasonable cost, from $1.S5 to $2 per day for lodging and breakfast, will prevail In private home». Dinner and supper, with the compliments of the City of Richmond and the Common wealth of Virginia, will be supplied Confederate veterans who desire them on June 20, 21 and 22. Elaborate Program. The program of exercises and enter tainments piöbably will make this the greatest reunion is the history of the United Confederate Veterans. One o' the most impressive exercise« In which the veterans will take part will be the laying of the Corner stone for the Matthew Fontaine Maury monu ment. Addresses will be delivered by some of the South's greatest orators, there will be a great parade and review, band concerts, a Confederate ball and dozens of other features designed par ticularly to entertain and please the Old South's heroes. WHO PAYS UNCLE SAM'S DEBTS? Our Federal Government which we call Uncle Sam is merely an agent of the people. At least that is the case so long as democracy is our method of rule Uncle Sam doing business for the people is supposed to serve the people in every act. That being the case. Un cle Sam pays no debts—he has no debts. The expense of running the government falls uppn the people and they do the paying. When Uncle Sam first began doing, business for the people, of course he had not money with which to pay the various officials and employes- But some of the people had brought some gold and silver from Europe and some liad mined a little here in America, so Uncle Sam printed a lot of "promises to pay called them bonds and traded them to these people for their geld and silver. Then he melted this up into small coins and with these he paid off the officials and employes for their ser vices. These coins were called money and the officials could take them and go among the people and swap them for work or products such as they need ed. This use of gold and silver coins was necessary at that time when the people had no factories and had little export trade and had to buy much that they used from other countries. But, on account of the great power which the few gold and silver owners •*hus acquired over both the government ^and the people, such a money system was very objectionable and should not have been prolonged after the govern ment became well organized and be came supplied with its own factories and many export products. The gold and silver coins of course were of no use to the people generally except as a medium of exchange and the "promises to pay" which Uncle Sam had swapped to the gold and silver owners could have been issued to his officials and his employes who could have then presented them among the people and received their- real pay in (Continued on last page) Gobs in a Sailing Race at Guantanamo, Cuba « v < 1 «m? m m imm&mas The navy man is keen for »>1 kinds of sports, but naturally feels that he should excel in sailing especially A ree ular sailing race boat is not provided, but he does the best he can with the whale-boats and motor boats on board as may be seen in this photograph of a race at Guantanamo, the winter base. ' VETERANS RE-UNION MEMORABLE SUCCESS Thtrty Old Soldiers Are Royally Enter tamed in Leesville Amid the strains of the good old: tunes ot 61, a reunion of veterans of the ancient strife was held at the Lees ville Court House lart Saturday, under the auspices of the Pickett Chapter or the Daughters of the Confederacy. Three parishes joined in the reunion and the veteran soldiers from Sabine, Desot.i and Vernon mingled with er>ch other and re-told once more the tales of heroism and hardship of the days of 61. Mr. J- S. Johnson was chairman of the meeting. The program was in charge of Mrs. Dr. Jones and Mrs. Dr. Smith, and the assembly was called to order by the chairman. Rev. Voyles opened the meet-mg with prayer. Mayor Morris was then asked to welcome the soldiers to Leesville, which he did in a few well chosen words. Mr. Richardson responded in a splen did talk showing that the men who had fought and died in the war of '61 to '65 did so because they believed they were fighting % right. Today, he said, men of the north and South could mingle without any hard feelings, all the old animosities being wiped out long ago. And yet, even tho the South may re joice with the North in the reunion of the two, the South will never forget, never fail to honor the men who, believ ing they were right, were willing to lay down their lives that right may prevail. They lost and today we are glad that they lost, yet the South is grateful and will honor the spirit, the courage and the ideals of the men of '61. Two crosses were presented by Mrs. Dr. Smith. The music was provided very kindly by the Newllano orchestra, under the direction of Prof. W. E. Martin and . — l L some ot the pieces rendered touched the old tipiers in tender spots, bringing streams of tears to their faces. A banquet for the veterans and their wives was tendered at the Masonic Hall the orchestra also being thus entertain ed. After the banquet many of the vet erans retired to the shady side of the Court House lawn, where the orchestra again entertained them. Following is the roster of the veter ans who attended, being registered by Mrs. B. H. Lyons: T. H. J. Richard son, W. L- Maddox, Stephen Etheredge, A. C. Hunt, J. A. Tetts, John Luton, C. L Gibbs, Rev. J. A. Cain, S. E. Millstead, J. W. Bush. J. W. Weeks, J. S. Johnson, J. T. Finch, W- R. Tur ner, A. R. Williams, J. T. Butler, A.' Allen, 1. Watson, all of Leesville; J. E. Mason and J. A. Rascoe, of Mans field; R. M. Farmer, W. B. Hays, and A. Hilton, of Hornbeck; J. A. Snail, and John Paddier, of Sabine; A- C. Self, Anacoco; R. T. McDonald, Cad do; N. A. Smart, DeRidder; Julius De~ wie, Rosepine; L. C. Sweat, Mora; J. A. Whitman, Bancroft; W. M. Cobb and T. G. Coburn, Sabine, and J. D. Dillon, Mansfield. We are indebted to Mrs. B. H. Lyons who registered the names. REUNION AT LEESVILLE j ON JUNE THIRD While I am official in the Leesville Confederate Veterans, I fee' that it is our duty to let the lac'.ies who entertained us and the visiting com rades from other parishes know thru public channels that we very highly ap preciate their splendid work. Nothing was left undone to make us and our visiting comrades enjoy the occasion. While we do not know all the undivid ual workers for our pleasure, we do know that their labor and foresight accomplished a perfect success fc their enterprise. Most of the old Veter ans were surprised to meet such a wel come and in the winding up of the program at the Court House there was music by the band from Llano Colony, that roused feelings in the hearts of most of the Veterans that had lain dor mant in them 50 odd years. When the band struck up "The Bon nie Blue Flag," one of our old march ing songs— adapted to the South un der the name of "The Home-spun Dress '— the spirit of the '60s return ed to our bosoms and a little noise from old voices gave proof that old recol lections were still in our hearts- When "Dixie" fellowed, a few of the old Vets could still give what the old-timers call the "Rebel Yell." The people of Llano Colony should be proud of their band, which includes artists almost "from the cradle to the grave." It is a pity that so much tal end as exists in the world should go through life undeveloped. The Col ony at Newllano will have accomplish ed a good work if it does no more than prove that development of the mind and refinement of the soul can go hand in hand with labor that sus tains the physical body. Again, the Daughters of the Confed * niv, i/«u ö iutia ui llIC V-VIUCU" eracy have our thanks for their kind efforts in our behalf, Respectfully, J. A. Tetts. UNITED STATES WEATHER BUREAU OBSERVER'S STATION The barometer bespeaks fair wea ther generally, with the possibility of some cloudiness, with slight local show ers, if any, with normal temperature for the week ending June 10th, indu is the way Weatherman W. A. Dougherty, of Newllano, puts his fore cast this week Rain fell last Saturday afternoon, nearly three-fourths of an inch, being just enough to aid the growing crops. Temperature for the week ending June 5th, inclusive, recorded as fol lows : May 30—max. 78, min. 65 May 31.—max. 85, min. 63 June I—max 83, min. 61 June 2—max 86, min. 60 June 3—max. 84, min. 59 June 4—max. 84, min. 66 June 5—max. 86, min. 65 Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us. —Charles Kingsley. A MECHANICAL GENIUS J. W. Dowden was born in Vernon Parish 53 years ago; unobtrusive in) manners yet a friend to all. What we have to say about him here is the very remarkable mechanical skill with which he is endowed. He is the one man that we have met who can fix anything of a mechanical nature that can be fixed with ordinary tools—and fix it right. He is not a jack of all trades and mas ter of none; but a very unusual gen-j ms when it comes to repair work. He| .. also an inventor of considerable skill having five government seals or patents the latest being an automatic shot gun, and another pending for an au be made in any size that will make butter in from one to five minutes. Not long ago a Ford car that ailed in such a peculiar manner that it would not respond to the usual treatment, Mr. Dowden was given a chance to apply his magic touch and the Ford was al right again. He repairs fine jeweled watches, musical instruments, sewing machines, gas engines, phonographs. organs, dynamos, motors, shot guns and rifles, locks, clocks, bicycles, type writ ers, and printing presses. He is also a fine wood carver and cabinet maker. In his home life, Mr. Dowden is most fortunate. Owing to handicaps in early life, he missed ihe education he should have had. but in his accomplished and devoted wife he finds an able assistant. They have an interesting flock of seven children: Ellie, 17; Luther, 15; Mar vin, 14; Mittie, 12; Harvey, 10; Paul, 8 ; Littie May, 6. FIXING NITROGEN FOR USE IN FERTILIZERS Laboratory Now Studying the Fixation and Peace U*e> of Nitrogen The work of the Fixed Nitrogen Re search Laboratory, which is located in Washington, D. C., has been carried out with particular reference to the peace-time utilization of the Muscle Shoals (ala.) cyanide plant, and with reference to securing information nec essary to successfully operate the Shef field, Ala., Haber plant. The labora tory, which was established after the armistice was signed by the Secretary of War, was transferred July I, 1921, to the Department of Agriculture. It was established to co-ordinate the knowledge which had been obtained concerning nitrogen fixation by the War ^Department; to obtain further in formation necessary for the peace time utilization of the Government ni trate plants as well as to continue the investigation of nitrogen processes in general. YOU CANT GET BLOOD FROM A TURNIP Germany's reparation problem is the key to the world situation. I am sat isfied that for the next few years it will be impossible for Germany to pay much on the reparations. And it would be the height of folly from an economic point of view to compel her to pay. If the object is to hold her down, that can be done. But such a policy holds disaster, engendering hates and possibly involving the world in an other war. It would create a situation in which any little international dent might be like a match dropped in a mow of hay. EVANGELIST AT CHRISTIAN CHURCH Rev. A. H. Sargent, Presbyterian Evangelist, and Singer G. P. Rockwell will hold several servies at the Chris tian Church in Leesville, beginning Fri day evening, June 9th, at 8 o'clock. These workers have just closed a meeting in DeRidder where they are much beloved, and a rare treat is in store for the people of Leesville in the splendid Gospel messages of Bro. Sar gent and Bro. Rockwell, the well-known song leader and ex-service man. A SPLENDID PROGRAM AT THE DIXIE PRIDE Llano Colony enjoyed a very fine entertainment Sunday night, June 4. at the community theater. In spite of a fifty-mile round-trip to the Sabine river and a concert at that point in the afternoon, the juvenile orchestra was ready for business and played its most tuneful» melodies. Mrs. Cantrell sang a soprano solo most perfectly, assisted by the Llano quartette, composed of Mr. and Mrs. Beavers, Mr. Will Beavers and Mrs. Dougherty, Mrs. Gaddis, pianist. The singing was enjoyed very much by all and an encore responded to, also of «U« an cutuic iopunaca a very pleasing character. Miss Louise Belohradsky sang a so 1 0> accompanied on the piano by Miss Trixie Ewell. Louise has a very fine voice, and many would like to hear her more frequently. | £ charming piano solo by Miss Tsjx j e Ewell was highly appreciated and ' f or an encore> rea< jily respond C( J to. The choral society gave a song that was we n Hked an( j evi< fe nced cons ; d _ There probably is such a person as a motorist who has never cut a corner ■ 1 -' ' 1 erable improvement in every way. By special request the string quartette, composed of Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Miss Margaret Seelye and Mr. Max Beavers, performed most acceptably. Everyone was delighted with the music rendered. Mr. Harry Bell and Miss Nellie Kemp sang a duet in fine style and made ev eryone feel like home, sweet home. Mr. Martin played a solo on the violin, accompanied by Mrs. Gaddis, and followed with an encore on the viola. Mrs. Busick supplied a very in teresting song of rare sweetness, much enjoyed. The orchestra gave a fitting close to an exceptionally fine program A visitor complimented the performers in high terms of praise, astonished at the superior talent found among the colonists. broken the speed laws, run over a dog raced a railroad train- But you'd have to go to heaven to find him. 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, l his 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 ii pro tected against overcharge. GOOD WORK OUR MOTTO: FAIR PRICES QUICK SERVICE Send Your Printing to THE DEMOCRA' PLANT AT NEWLLANO COLONY Phone 179 CO-OPERA! WOI The following is the ; the Home Demonstrator's * ending June 17th: Monday—Emergency. T uesday—Grenniss. Wednesday-—Pitkin. Thursday, Whiskachitta. Friday, Neame Saturday—Office. Club meetings held last we_ Rosepine—Number enrolled, cent of attendance, 42.3 ; record I submitted, 0; adult visitors, I. A special meeting was held last at Stables. Individuals visited last we« J. G. Grantham, Wolf Hill; B. Backstrom, Wolf HiJl; Oakes, Grannis. EVERYTHING QUIET SAYS THE SI Sheriff Turner reports a very week in his department this week, thiing of importance calling his tion. Moonshiners are getting now, and arrests diminish when is hard to get. W. LA. BANK DEPOSITORS SHOULD FILE CLAIMS All depositors of the late .West isiana Bank are adivised to put claims at once as the time for .... these claims is drawing to a closf. . w your claims with J. R. Watkins, liqui- ; dator West Louisiana Bank, Leesville. WILL COST $82,620 TO RUN PARISH THIS The budget of expenditures . rying on the business of Vernon 1 ish for the year 1922 has been ed out and was adopted. It will about $82,620.00. - menia MARRIAGE SLUMP Despite the fact that June is the ding month, Vernon marriages hav„ taken a decided slump this week, On ly one couple obtained marriage licen ses this week, they being A. N. Murrey and Miss Julia Brown, both of Car THAT SCHOLARSHIP liiere is still a good chance to .. a scholarship in the Monroe Busin« College, with very little effort, as p offer printed in the Democrat. Yo v " .1" J" "î~ i 7~T" ".T~ !X 0U can , at . tend ri 8 ht Here m Leesville, 1 I VfMl HACI VA * Ä A «AIIAtin I M M L% tfv L L iif you desire; as several scholarsh will be reserved for our use.