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' ashington Parish Fair Firanklinton, Louisiana October 13,14,15,16,1920 $2.00 Per Year. Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. $2.00 Per Year. WAMI -UTO LI~~AT)ER,-- F.-TAIL-g I 9__fi FR A - -- -_____________________________ ; VOLUME I 1 FRAKLINTON NI1 I. E.TA..I..D . FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1920. NUMBE I ,,'..IllNG-TON LIAI)I':I,I P.KAII.Inane 1N08', $ Waslligiubton Pa.rish.Fair (By our special Reporter.) ,"The best ever," is the peoples verdict. The attendance was good, the weather fine and the ex. bibits f a higher grade than ever before shown and so numerous that there was really not space enough for them. The tireless workers, Miss Crouse and Mr. Rabb, say that in the halls there was a great lack of room. In the exhibits from the two room schools, the Bell School un der Miss Lora Poole and Miss •eneva Burch secured first grand prize in the literary department, _ad the Hurricane school under iss Neva Wood and Miss Wilda Cieel won ftrst place in agricul tural exhibits. Grand prize for three, four and five room schools went to Pine Ridge, taught by Mrs. J. I. Magee, Mrs, (eo. stafford, Misses Mavis Harvey and Lettie Sylvest. In the High School contest Franklinton secured the grand prize for the greatest number of points scored and was first in lit erary exhibit. Mt. Hermon was first in agricultural exhibit and scored first on many individual displays. This agricultural dis play from Mt. iermon was re markable as to grade of exhibits and its artistic arrangement and is a credit to that enterprising community. The Forest Conservation exhib. is, in charge of Mr. Gihon was -something entirely new and edu stional. In it was a section of pine only 14 years old that the writer Igasured and found 52 inches in i emnwference. Farmers should :ive attention to raising a crop of :abor along with other crops. Thb free amusements were a pedit to the Fair Association and Saould be appreciated by the vie. ors as nowhere do we know of a :k liberal policy on the part of halsooiation. Paying for high gus3 and popular amusement just ~r thm entertainment and hap. l$owes of the fair visitors, when °i eris no gate receipts and the siness is tinanced only by the ]ibirul donations of patriotic citi i"~ and businese firms. 'MA taudeville troop of Bogalusa i talent artists lent consider eibest and amusement as rec ti*onal features. There were seven acts of vaude. lbeand the program given on Swas witnessed by an im throug of fairgoers. The was well received and de as good as many profees vaudeville shows. Bogalusa Young Men's an Association furnished tof the talent. There were u and acrobats, headed by jcal Director, Maurioe Moon. tad Mr, Claude Blanohard, his inimitable black-faced act, The Dolly Sisters and dance furnished an. act, and Wyatt Davie, a l female impersonator, the fairgoere "A Big Sur were several other acts, whioh were enthusiastically , but the feature which the deepest interest and - tion was the trapeze act SDirector Mooney and Harvey Williams, son of Mrs. A. C, Williams, the ing really in the profes troplane came fully up to n, making flights Wed :Thursday and Friday, muscular young man p- out of straight jacket, , whipping post etc., :or a fair share of inter U7 American heart that ,Wnell with emotion at 01 demonstration of by The Girl Reserves ~nd don't know it." ing from the grand s!plndid, Messrs. For. *c Spearing, Sanders, vrot, dealing each in AW;'; the various dijj ferent topics of local interest not only as an entertaining, but of an uplifting feature. Mrs. John M. Love, President of The Waverley Club, was voted first honor among the speakers however, as she, in presenting the beautiful loving cup to J. Wright Simmons made a talk on Commu nity Betterment that proved the women could be "spellbinders" as well as the men. Attention was drawn to a model kitchen showing a Florence Oil Stove for quick and cheap cook ing with the least amount of cast off heat for the cook; every con venient cooking utensilof alumi num arid every improvement for "time saving" possible in a coun. try kitchen; a dining table pro perly set for dinner; also a daily dish.washiung demonstration where a dish drainer makes this daily task easy, sanitary and quick. Adjoining the kitchen was an exhibition of hand craft by D. E. Nettles who is by nature and training a cabinet maker. The beautiful cedar chest, comforta ble rocker, substantial table, orna mental sewing case, smoking set and accessories for the dresser, all made of native wood expertly put together and wonderfully pul ished, show an accomplishment all recognized and were proud to see in our modest townsman. The poultry department show ed the greatest stride forward of all, there being 185. entries this year as against 70 last year, the markings of the birds put some of them ip the highest class, accord. ing to the state department. This great improvement was greatly due to the strenuous campaign made by Miss Crouse thru the club work, she giving her very best effort to putting Washington Parish in a great way, into this, the greatest industry of our na tion, The hog show was big, J. M. Fussell's pair of Hampshires weighed 1125 pounds. There were many horses, J, W. Smith of Warnerton, securing first prize on a fine young horse weighing 1384 pounds. The display of ear corn would make the great western and cen tral states "sit up and take no tice." Interest centered on a booth displaying, among other things, fine syrup, the very best frying fat and good sugar all made from our old friend "corn." ''The cattle uisplay was "slim." The tick problem in our parish is keeping back this industry. The officers and committees of the association went into the thing whole-heartedly and de serve praise for making the fair the splendid success it was, in spite of untold difficulties that had to be overcome. * President F. B. Bateman put his whole heart into making the occasion a great success, even to the extent of pulling off his coat and helping to put a well on the grounds to secure an ample sup. ply of water for- all purposes, doa ene of casks being kept couwstant, ly filled with iced water for drink. ing purposes so that none need suffer thirst. Secretary and Tirea surer, J. B. Lindsley also came into favor and created more satis. faction and smiles perhaps .thait any other, by the prompt pay ment of all cash prizes- on the grounds Saturday. The Mayor and City Fathers co-operated all along the line and were especially thanked for keep, ing main thoroughfares sprinkled. Great progra-, and rnterprise were shown in the exhibit< by th colored folks, home economics and manual tiraining from the schools and some agriculture and Ihogs from the communities, de tserving praise and being well worthy of prises. Let us "carry on" and make the 1921 meet a banner one. Now anyone dissatisfied can have his admittance fee returned by calling for it and showing in what way She failed to get his money's worth, t School Board Proceedings. Franklinton, La., Oct. 1, 1920. t On the above date the Wash I ington Parish School Board met s in regular session with the follow e ing members in attendance: D. t Wallace, 0. E. Morris, F. B. Bate. man, J. K. Johnson, L. T. Rich ardson, D. T. Cushing, Geo. C. Knight, G. W. Knight, J. A. 1 Moore and Willie Fussell. Ab sent: J. 11. Mitchell. On mnotion of D. T. Cushing seconded by W. Fussell and un animously adopted, Mr. Stout, from the Stein school was instruct. ed to present bill for repairs made on the school building at Stein, and Mr. J. K. Johnson was ap pointed as a committee to devise and submit to the Board plans for securing a school building for the people in the Stein community for the session of 1921-1922. On motion of L. T. Richardson, seconded by W. Fussell. and un animously adopted, G. W. Knight was appointed as a committee to ascertain the assessment of the proposed school district asked for ty patrons of the Cooper school ainu to report his fiindings at the next meeting of the Board giving tn e. timate of the money needed , lbr uitldng an addition to the Cooper school, On statement from Prof, J. I. Covington the High School Con forenes and the Parish Fair would make it impossible to successfully carry on school on Thursday be fore the day for the Fair on Fri. R day, a mution was made, duly seconded and carried, approving of the school being dismissed for both Thusday and Friday. The Board adjourned from 12:30 to 1:30 for noon. The Board was called to order by the President for the afternoon session and on motionG.W.Knight seconded by G. C. Knight, and unanimously carried, the Presi dent and Secretary of this Board are hereby authorized and in structed to arrange for. a loan not to exceed S3,500.00 for Enon School District No. 46. Said loan to be paid from the special build ing tax voted on the 30th day of August 1920. The following report was sub mitted by the Finance Committee and on motion duly seconded and carried was accepted by the Board. Franklinton, La., Sept. 29, 1920. We, the undersigned members of the Finance Committee, beg to submit the following report for the first quarter for the current school year July i, to October 1, 1920. A.--PARISH AND STATE. RECEIPTS State ........................$ 000 00 Parlshi....................... 880 23 Loans..... .......... 24,747 91 Miscellaneous ...,...... ... 1,038 40 Total receipts ................ $26,666 54 tBalance July 1,.1920. ........ 1,414 50 STotal, balance and receipts.,$28,060 04 DISBURSEMENTS Salary of white teachers.... $10,879 82 SSalary of colored teachere.... 711 74 I Fuel, repairs and building.... 8,790 64 STransfers .........,. ......... 810 00 Agents. ................,.., 428 00 Office........... .. ........... 1 ,43 10 Short course. ................ 80 00 Miscellaneous....,,........,, 849 43 Total disbursements .........$17,887 63 Balance October 1, 1920. .... 10,178 41 B.-Bogalusa Bond Account Hibernia Bank. Receipts ................... 000 00 Balance July 1, 1920...,,,..$ 98,076 74 Diebursements............. 106,605 62 Overdraft October 1, 1920,0 8,628 78 .C,--Bogalusa Bond. Receipts...................e$ 76 40 SBalance July 1, 1920........ 17,)53 98 Total balance and receipts., 17,629 33 Disbursemeuts..........., 000 00 s Balance October 1, 1920..... 17,629 33 S D.--Jrankllnton Bond Account. Rleceiptos..... .......... .....$ 102 78 Balance July 1, 1920 ..t... 1.112 85 e Balance and receipts....... 1,215 63 Disbursements...... ..... 000 00 Balance October 1, 1920..... 1,215 63 Out of the $100,000.00 budget ed for teachers' salaries outside e of the City Schools, of Bogalusa, Swe recommend that 88,000.00 be s used for negro schools. g We find that approximately 127 y teachers will be required in the a 48 white schools and that the to tal mont.ly salary under the eal. ary schedule is $13,000.00 and that the total monthly salary in cluding supplements and janitors is $13,000.00, To run the three high schools nine months and all of the other schools seven months without any supplements will re quire $99,532.00 and including the supplements and janitors a a total of $104,332.00 which would be a totol of 812,332.00 above the $92,000.00 budgeted for the white schools. We recomihend the following amendment to the salary schedule adopted by the Board at the meeting held April 1, 1920. 1. That supplements be grant ed in order to secure principals, provided that no supplement is made to exceed the sum of $25.00 per month. We further recom mend that teachers holding third grade emergency certificates with less than high school training be paid not more than $60.00 per month and that high school grad uates holding third grade certifi cates be paid not more than $70.00 per month. The request of Mr. Bankston made by President Batemau and Mr. O. E. Morris for transporta tion aid to be given Mr. Bank stoni's children attending Sunny Hill school, on motion duly see onded and carried was postponed. On motion duly seconded and carried the School Board from each ward is hereby authorized and instructed to represent the Board in any matter pertaining to operation of transfers in their respective wards for the current session. On motion duly seconded and carried the following building committee was appointed for the Enon School: P. D. Mackey, J. C. Green, B. K. Knight, E. F. Jones and G. W. Knight. On motion duly seconded and carried the Board authorized the closing of the schools on Friday, October 15th, on account of the Parish Fair. On motion duly seconded and carried the request for increase in salary' for the teacher at the Cooper School on account of teaching overtime, was tabled. Process Verbal. Be it known and remembered, That ou this the first day of Octo ber, 1920, at 1:30 P. M,. in ac cordance with resolution of the Parish School. Board of Washing. ton Parish, Louisiana, enacted on the 20th day of August 1920, no tice of which was issued and pub. lished according to law, the utn dersigned members of Washing ton Parish Scohool Board of Wash. ington Parish, Louisiana, being a quorum thereof, met in public session at the office of said board in said parish, and according to law opened the ballot boxes used in, and which were received from the commissioners of, the election held on Thursday, the 30th day of eptember 1920, In School Dis trict No. 3, in accordance with said ordinance, and there proceed ed to count the ballots both in number and amount, for and against, to determine the proposi. tion to levy a ten ($ 010) mills special tax on all the property subject to taxation in School Dis triot No. 8, Parish of Washington, Louisiana, annually, for a period of Five years, for the purpose of constructing scohool -buildings at Varnado and Adam's Creek and purchasing additional equipment for the Military Ioad school. The result of said count was twenty nine ballots and $82,060.00 in favor of said proposition and no ballots and no dollars against said proposition; and therefore, the majority in both number and amount cast by the property tax payers of the said School District No. 8, in the Parish of Washing ton in said election being in favor thereof; and, At the same time and place w, did examine and canvass the re turns as evidenced by the dupli cate talley sheets and duplicate compiled statement, the correct ness of both being sworn to by the Commissioners, according to law, and finding also that the re turns indicated a majority both ip number and amount of property in favor of said proposition. Therefore, we dleclare that the result of said election is in favor of the Proposition to levy a ten ($.010) (Qontlnu.d on last goa,) General News In Brief. Man O'War, peerless three. year-old, easily defeated Sir Bar ton in a mIatch race at Windsor, Canada. Archdeacon Hudson Stuck, the first white wan to ascend Mt, Mc. Kinley, North America's highest mountain, died at his home in Youkon, Alaska. Senator Smith of South Caro lina and Secretary Houston en gaged in a word battle over the latter's refusal of aid to cotton holding. Secretary Colby fosecast the election of Governor Cox as presi. dent, declaring he measuredup to the requirments of the times. Now Orleans, by figures recent ly published, is second port of United States by more than $187 000,000 business, Governor Cox urged friends of the League of Nations to gather a fund for the printing of the covenant. Samuel Gompers declared Sen ator Harding is lined up with the reactionary interests and against the working people, New Orleans police held three suspects in the Sta-si murder case one of whom, Gus Tomes, the father identiffed. Two large lumber concerns and other properties were destroyed by fire in Jackson, Miss.. the loss being about $400,000. $5.00 Reward. Lost-One dark bay mare, mane shaved, weight about 900 pounds, little split in left ear, LefL tye dead. Will pay $5.00 re ward for information leading to her recovery. Write Early Jenkins, Sun, La. For Sale. A real bargain in a Ford Car. Engine in tine condition. Equip. ped with a full set of new tires. For particulars call at Era-Leader Office. $ $ IThe Safe Way $ The way of the SAFE is the way of $ the duty-doing dollar. $ $ It is no gamble. $ It is a sure thing. - $ Follow the course of wisdom and $ place some of your earnings into safe $ keeping in the substantial banking sys $ tem of this community. $ Get a book today. $ $ Get the saving habit with it. $ $ $ $ $ I Washington Bank & Trust Co. I $ $ $ -OFFCES-- $ $ FRANKLINTON, BOGALUSA, ANGIE, LA. $ $ $ $Capital, Surplus and Undlivided Profit $ Over Eighty Thousand Dollars. . $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$8$$$$ IT PAYS TO ADVW&TIKE IN TUE BA-LADEWE . General Obregon pledged Mex. ico to pay its debts and recognize the rights of foreigners. Governor Cox announced plans for a whirlwind finish to his pres idential campaign, to be staged in the Central and Eastern states. More than 100 prominent Re publicans and Progressives sign ed a statement endorsing Cox and the League of Nations issue, W. B. Thompson urged ending "futile efforts" to obtain assur ances of United Stares aid for cot. ton and to make ready for hold. ing crop. Chester Enjoys Fishing Trip. Our foreman, H. J. Chester, went to New Orleans early Sat. urday and became one of a party ol twelve, Messrs. Wmin. Breisa cher, Al Breisacher, W. A. Goe bel, M. S. Rigg, R. V. Russell, H. J. Kottemann, Gus Heitcamp, H. J. Chester, Dr. D. N. Roberg. sky, Dr. Van Alstiney, Dr. "Montecarlo" Meyers and Dr. John Dunn, who on the private yatch "Wendy" enjoyed a won derful fishing trip on the lake thru the week-end. Fish were plentiful and there was no scarity of fresh "butter milk" and the party docked at Spanish Fort at dusk Sunday feeling tit and joyous after their revel in sea food and salt bath ing,. Franklinton High School Gets Grand Prize. In tabulating points to deter mine the grand prize for High School it waa found that Frank linton scored a total of 282, be ing more than 100 points above any other school contesting. All teachers and pupils were untiring in their efforts to secure this high honor and schools and patrons are gratified at the high rating. Buy War Savings Stamps.