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VOLUME II. WAS'INTON " E ERA,, aren'" '"18,. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920. NUMB ,' aniel lenderson Christ is walking life's shores again! Christ is choosing his fishermen, '. With nets far-spread for their haulingl Christ looks in at the office door! Christ is searching mill and store It's you! It's you He's calling! "Lord, I'll pray here in my pewl" "Pray-but My laborers are few, And earth is nigh disaster!" "Lord I'll serve with my sect and creed! "Let others meet the wide world's need" ii J"I need all sects!" says the Master! "Lord, my business holds me here I" i , "Lord, I am planning a great career Success will crown my tryingl" Sm"Lord, my fields await the plow!" "Lord, my orchards burgeon now!"- S " But the fisher of souls keeps crying! Lift the sail, with its blood-red crossl Lift it where the wild seas toss Till all lands hail its glowingl Who will help where it cleaves the dark? Who will be a John or Mark? Clasp Christ's hand, and be going! This poem is the contribution of Daniel Henderson, well known as a magazine man and writer of verse, to the success of the Interchurch World Movement, which is thirty denominations in co-operation. The purpose of the Inter church Movement is to promote co-operation among America's churches in their missionary, benevolent and educa tional enterprises all over the world. JImprotance of Boys and Girls I Clubs. The most important organiza tions in the country are the boys I and girls clubs. The hope and p advancement of agriculture lies p in their hands and beyond this p they are to become the most im- f portant factor in guiding the des. i tinies of our nation. The object as of these boys and girls clubs is n to develop efficient men and wo- a men to interest them in the work g of the farm and home and the in. le dustries upon which the nation o depends. a It seems at times that too much emphasis is placed upon the b growing of the pig or calf or the « oinning of fruit and the like, but t the boy who can grow a good o calf or a girl who can can a good h jar of fruit have received training to that is greater than simply, the tl knowledge necessary to do these (s things, A boy cannot develop a D prize winning calf without de- s veloping himself. If he is the o right kind of a boy he will have a larger interest when he is a man d than simply being able to raise a good calf. He will desire the best lE planned farmstead; the best it equipped farm buildings; his h field will be well cultivated; and d his soil will be well nourished. He will have an interest in secur. ing the best schools in his com munity, and will take an active part in public affairs. The girl will become a home builder and with a broader and deeper sym- F pathy for the things that are worth while. Her household af fairs will be well managed and she will also have time and a desire to help improve the life of her community. If these boys' and girls' clubs do not mean more than simply raising a prize animal or canning a jar of fruit they are failing in their purpose. But they are more than this. Through their efforts will be taught that true success is not the accumulation of a large fortune, but rather rendering a useful service, contributing to the I advapcement of others, working to make the world a better place .in which to live. It is not possi ble to improve our live livestock, to make our land more fertile, to 1 grow better crops aund to olake better homes without developing a better people.-.Roard's Dairy man. BU7 War SIzg ljtsmp&, Farm Agent Holds St. Hel ena Labor. Greensburg, La., April 26 After working for years to im prove agriculture in St. Helena parish, agent 0. G. Price did not propose to see his efforts count for naught unst because farm labor was leaving the parish and 1 serious labor shortage was immi nent. In devising means to cope with the situation, Mr. Price was guided by a very thorough know ledge of the manner and custom Df the colored folk, who constitute a large part of the laboring class. With the help of others, he has been successful in establishing a "colored teachers' training indus. trial school" in the parish. An Ild buildihg and twelve and one half acres of land have been ob bained for the purpose and more than one thousand dollars sub scribed and collected. The State Department of Education gave support to the project, the success of which is now assured. "Have a big church and an in dustrial school for the colored folks to hover around and the Labor problem will take care of itself," comments Mr.; Price in his weekly report to the extension division. One Dies, One Hurt As Black Resists Mississippi Posse. Cleveland, Miss., April 25. Deputy Sheriff Hardy Tucker, of Pact Bolivar county, was killed and Simon Laurie, a merchant of that place was seriously injured early today by a negro known as "Judge" Granger, who escaped after a deputy had arrested him on a charge of selling whiskey and barricaded himself in a cabin on the plantation of G. E. Carson his employer, according to word received here tonight. The negro today was induced by Carson to surrender and was taken to the jail at Cilarksdale. When Sheriff Lige Wray and a party of deputies approached the cabin, the negro is said to have opened fire with a shotgun, Tuck er falling dead on the porch where his body remained. The posse grew and this morning, be lieving the negro had escaped in the darkness, again approach. ed the cabin. He immediately opened fire, wounding Laurie. Carson then went to the cabin, pnursuaded Grsanger to surrender,. Auto Speed King Cracks Re- a cord. n Daytonia Beach, Fla.--The world's speed record was lowered when Jimmie Murphy in a Good year-shod Duesenburg tore off a mile in 23.25 seconds, or at the rate of 154.8 miles an hour-the fastest speed ever traveled by an C automobile. 300,000 Dishonest On Federal Tax. Washington, April 22.-Despite the government's war time appeal for tax payments as a patriotic duty, more than 300,000 firms and individuals failed to make honest returns under the revenue law in the last two years, the bu reau of internal revenue announc ed. In a six months drive, which ended February 1, $19,051,000 in delinquent taxes were collected, Commissioner Williams reported. "The amazingly large number t of persons who did not rbspond to a the government's appeal has c caused treasury officials to con consider the delinquent tax pay ment problem a grave one. A new round-up of alleged delin- I quents has been instituted to covy. a er the tax period on which re- I turns were made March 15. Of the total delinquents 131,386 had not paid any income taxes and an additional 44,260 did not t pay the full amount of taxes due. E From these two sources approx imately $11,000,000 was collected. Discovery was made also, the report said, that 164,590 firms t had not turned over to the gov- I ernment the entire amount of the 2 so-called luxury taxes on sales and admissions. The 1919 fire loss for Louisiana was reported by the state marshal as the lowest since the year 1913. While St. Bernard parish slept, the minions of the law burned the gambling paraphernalia that graced the resort of Louis Bag neris Friday night. Governor Pleasant issued pro clamation naming Memorial Week from May 3-8, inclusive, and ask ing strenuous efforts for a fund for a memorial building in Baton Rouge. District Attorney Mooney charged certain sugar dealers were profiteeringR and seven deal Memorial Week Is Fixed By G(ovei'nor. Memorial week, when the mem - ories of Louisianans who gave their lives in the world war will tl be honored, will be observod in d this state from May 3 to May 8, t according to official proclamation of Governor Pleasant, Friday. Following is the message: P "Responding to the sentiment that has been expresaed general ly throughout the State to the effect that a period of time should be set aside for the honor of our dead, who gave up their lives 8 during the great war, for the lib- a erties of the world. I hereby 8 make the request of our citizens that they observe the week begin. E ning May third and ending May t eight, 1920, as; Memorial week, t and, "That they join in the 'reat effort that is now being made to 0 raise a large sum for the purpose t of building on the Louisiana State Univcrsity campus at the Capital of the State, a beautiful memor ial building, which shall be dedi- c cated to the memory of our hero ic dead. Such a monument to the spirit of liberty will serve fi pespetually to remind the coming P generations that the most preci- V ous thing of life cannot be won and kept, unless we are ready to p make the supreme sacrifice when ti necessary. Let everybody lend a helping hand to the honor and glory of our State." Ford Cars For Sale. Two Ford cars in first class condition for sale cheap. Apply to D. E. Nettles, t "OH, LET'S DON'T" People With Thin, Pale Blood Are Listless and Want to do Little. More Red Blood Cells Needed Take Pepto-Mangan, Famous Tonic, and say "Let's Go," Instead of Let's Don't." 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The army reorganization bill provided for a force of 297,000 offices and men was passed by the Senate, 40 to 10. Increased pay for officers and men of the army, navy marine corps, coast guard and public health service was agreed on. Announcement of a New York firm's cut of $17.50 on clothing prices proved an eye.opener to what profits may have been. Large shipments of relief sup plies were sent to stricken sec. tions eof Mississippi and Alabama where a tornado caused ruin. Reports of great advances in sugar prices, top for New Orleans being 35 cents, were made basis of legal steps. Baton Rouge citizens resented statements that they are short on housing for legislators, saying they have plenty of rooms. CONNELL & SMITH DENTISTS Office Over Washington Bank HOURS 8100 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. Frankuinton, Louisiana. To persons seeking a place to do their banking business we offer the services of a bank with over Eighty Thousand Dollars Capital, Surplus and Un divided Profits and a record of six years of successful, conservative banking. Washington Bank & Trust Co. -OFFICES- FRANKLINTON, BOGALUSA, ANGIE, LA. Fastest Growing Bank in Washington Parish. Senator Capper presented stat istics to the Senate showing enor mous profits of certain corpora tions and said the sugar boost was a scandal. The National Woman's Party predicted North Carolina will ratify the sufierage amendment in July. The British and French prem iers arrived at a full settlement concerning Germany and drew up a declaration covering all points. The Italian and Jugoslavic for eign minister;, accepted President Wilson's settlement of the Fiume questions, making of Fiume a buffer state. Armenia was formally recog nized as a republic by the secre tary of state at Washington after action taken at the San Reino conference. Confession that certain New Jersey patrolmen got $25,000 rake-off for being blind to $500, 000 silk thefts was alleged to have . been made to an inspector of the railroad express. THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY AND SUNDAY STATES or ITEM Promptly delivered to your home for $1.00 Per Month RICHARD BABINGTON, Agent. Phone 6 J. C. Denman PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office Upstairs in S. H. Burris Building. Franklinton, Louisiana.