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Iy PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Mrs, J. VOL BROCK, Editor. entered as second class matter April 5, 1910 ht.e postoffIce at Franklinton, La., under be Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Adertising Rates on Application SAddress all Communications to The Era-Leader, Franklinton, La. suBSCRIPTION RA'ES: year..,,......$2.00 in advance. a onths1 ... ... ...... $1.25 Tree ionths.................. .05 ugiCopies...............e 0 .05 rFanklinton, La., Feb. 10, 1921. '-aL= --~------ yaverley Banquet Enjoyed. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W, J, Burris on Tuesday evening, February 1st, Six O'clock dinner eas enjoyed by the Waverley Buebands, with compliments of the Waverley Club. The men were prompt, as to a business engagement, and upon being ushered in by the reception eoinittee were allowed five min tes before the cheerful fire in the 1lving room to "warm up" to the coassion, when the French doors leding into the dining room were thrown open and dinner an nounoedbythe serving commit. to, And sueach a table as was there to greet those hungry busi oess men Beautiful as was the nowy linen, sparkling out-glass .d polished silver, with an enor oues centerpiece of cut flowers arrying out the club colors of yello and purple and flanked on er ide by silver candleabra, gah glowing under seven yellow dls, all eyes passed on to the enOtmous turkey reposing in his of celery and lettuoe leaves, holding out much promise of f`lsfying hour to follow. .The decorated place cards deo bed each guest with bright witty rhymes, and occasioned ao imerriment as they were alouid, each fellow claiming t by the description which .ttidisprofession or personality, Dner was opened by oyster ktJ, followed by plates served .turkey and cranberries, g, potatoes, creamed aes. s, celery and rolls,. After our.e came fruit salad then pie with after.dinner coffee, e straws and stuffed dates, a and cigarettes putting the :g touch to a perfect od" of thethoroughly seaties ahusbands, who, after toast, dipeasy chairs and as they ."O;freely discussed plans organization of a club of n a Chamber of Com" aon the spot issued a nbusneiness men for a de. anization on Februray _ ast given in the adjoining was written for the oooa y Mrs. John M. Love, Pres. of the Waverley Club, and n in her own graceful and eul manneireceived hearty plause and appreciation from ete and olub members, ~- Wyandotte Eggs, race Wyandotte Eggs, , for sale at $2.00 per igf 15. Cockerels $2 each. Hugh Burris, Franklinton, La, ayed or Stolen, , mare mule, weighs pounds, has trace sides, no brands, Re. rinformation leading to John H. Wood, Sun, La iale.-I=o. 8471 is Jenkins Vs. Ph ton et als; 4bygVen that by Virtue of an s issued Outt of the 26th tCourt of Louisiana, in and ?arh, in the above entitleu j directed. I will proceed to i to the laet and highest 'February 19, 1921 afront door of the court house between the legal sale the following desorijbe 'Utoobiles, A Toast To Waverley Husbands. By MRS. JOHN M. LOVE. 0 r Oh, Waverley husbands, so tried and so true, Who better deserves a toast than you? And we feel in our hearts the deepest distress Because our appreciation we can never express To you, who bear the stress and the strain, Of Waverley clubdom and never complain; But rather with smiles and a gracious demeanor SAccept each club project, although you grow leaner On suppers so cold, and so short on club days, When wife hurries in late with her mind in a haze, Over club work galore, and home duties, too. When the babies are fretful, we know what you do; Turn nurse and entertain so wonderfully well, That wife at the club is contented to dwell. The delegates, too, how you smile and brush up, When with us they come to linger and sup. When dues must be paid, and expenses come in Right down in your pookets you reach for the tin. When wife entertains, round the back way you go Ashamed your work clothes and your soiled face to show. Did somebody mention Pershing and Foch? Oh, they are as pigmies to you, by gosh I Excuse this slang! It slipped out you know, And when it was gone, it just had to go, But Waverley husbands we tell you 'tis true That Pershing and Foch are as pigmies to you ! And we feel in our hearts the deepest distress, Because our appreciation we can never express, Thinking things over in this dire state of feeling There came to us all a thought most appealing: "Our club life is so wonderfully helpful to us, Why not urge our husbands a plan to discuss Whereby they, too, may join in the band Of organized brotherhoods over the land, Who meet often together, and in fellowship true Pull as one man on good work that's to dol"'' This'thought struck us every one at a blow, "Oh, they just must do itl It must be a go ! Our long martyred husbands a club shall have too, Where they shall all gather, their strength to renew In fellowship good, and then wont our town In prosperity's ranks burst into renown I" So this party was planned with its thirty-five pounder. And didn't the price our folks all astounder I "To the winds with economy, we cried, for this time, Our men deserve the best-now where is our rhyme! Excuse our mentioning the bird in this manner, When you are our guests, but then to think saner, "It's all in the family, you know anyway, 3So what does it matter?" we can hear you say. But, honestly though, laying all joking aside Won't you organize now, whatever betidel With a Men'e Board of Commerce, and old Waverley, too, What is there our township wouldn't dare to do? Why we'll put some pep in popper, and some stiffness into starch; We'll rout old man Discouragement, and put flard Times on the marchi We'll show old Mr. Long Face our back door cold and lean; We'll laugh at Pink 'Boll-weevil and Low Priced Cotton scoundrel mean I That's another slip, our friends, we couldn't help. But it's "poetio license" you know, to use a little pep I We'll "diversity," raise "feed and food," the farmers will join in, Oh, we're just as sure as anything upon the earth to Win. The seers have long since taught us, there is no such thing as luck But it's common sense, and judgment, and good old honest pluck. We'll help the pickling factory, and raise products by the ton. We'll have a central mill-that will be just loads of fun I For the Yanks we'll teach to call for eugar-cane molasses, The high and low alike, the rich man and the masses. We'll make our township shine with such a gladsome beauty, That we'll keep our children dear, and they'll never shirk a *duty, They'lllove to stay at home, with its wholesome rural joys, Away from City's dangers, and wild discordant noise, Why folks will just flock to us, and we'll welcome all whosoome, But we'll say: "An acre at the least you must have to your home, For we believe in garden plots, and a lot of lovely trees, In big spaces just to rest you, and the flower scented breeze. We believe in country life, in the rural home you know, We can have every good thing.aud no bad ones then to show." Oh, the battle's to the brave 'tis true, the victory's to the strong And discouragements and back sets are just things to hel palong In our onward march to heights of happiness supreme, Whbete we're capable of enjoying. Now you know this is no dream. Let's catch the vision lovely of a City Beautiful, sweet and clean Let's follow where it leadb, though the way be rough and mean, Let's whistle when the road is steep, and smile when it 'is long, The fellow who wins out, you know, is the fellow with the song I Let's speak only words of kindness to our struggling fellow* man. We all stumble in qur journey toward the goal, you understand. Do you know,' dear friernds, I have a hunch, That the poet shades are gathering; an indignation bunch; There are Shakespeare, Byron, Shelley and dear Longfellow too So to close this silly jingle, there is nothing else to do. 1?or oin't you hear their awful groaning, their complaining and their moaning?' It is well that they have stopped us, for ad each of us would say That with such an inspiration we could go on till doomsday, Bo dear Waverley husbands we will close as we began, ~ ~4n ut oto bjeliee it, every single man, e deepest distress, By a Lieutenant in tlhe United States Navy Cq,.i H G..R. Mme.- Adu·. SMOKERS F OR genuine resourcefulness and initiative the American bluejacket has no equal the world over. Give him half a chance, the skinniest hint of an idea, and you'll get more action than a two-tailed comet. Smokers Drove it. The fleet has them Saturday nights now and then. They're like stag parties ashore in a way. But think of a thousand stags and half a thousand guests! Picture them young and vigorous, and curbing the ardor of their spirits by the same strength of restraint that gives them to fight like men. The band plays and the movies move, and the Irish bosun warhbles his seagoing best. Up goes a tremenjus roar. "The heavy-weight champeen of the North Atlantic fleet l" bellows an offlcial announcer. Follow six vicious rounds in a tarred rope circle, decks sanded for blood as ,of old. But it's most fun to trade with an. other nation. In Cherbourg some years ago ten tarry Pollus visited the flagship as a committee to invite the crews of American men-of-war to a Christmas celebration ashore, There was no volunteering. All hands knew the fuin to come, Lots had to be drawn. On the gala night two. hundred husky descendants of La fayette's "cheres amis" lined the Cher bourg quay and lockstepped up to the town hall, A giant Christmas tree stood at one end. Constellations of colored candies sparkled through its branches from top to bottom. Under each candle hung a package, one gift for each guest. "S-h-h-h." A French host held up his hand. "bear friends, it is beauti ftul this night that you should be joy, fill with us. Now," pointing gracefully toward the tree, "shall we have the presents?" The brief speech was well said. But unfortunately it was in French, a language not commonly spoken in our great navy. And unfortunately one of them started forward. Instant action resulted. The Yankees charged. They swept the tree from its -moorings. They swept it through the great hall's after window, in a roarm ing rollicking mob they swept it down the street and into their waiting boats, Call it rude and rowdy. Sniff and turn away. You're wrong. That was the grandest example of resource and initiative some of us will ever know. JACOB JONES JOHN PAUL, don't they mean?" said everyone when the 0l. 8. s. Jacob Jones was sunk, No, there was no mistake. This destroyer was named after another naval hero nearly a generation young. or than the illustrious founder of our navy. "Jiggy," as our friends are said to have called him, had an extraordinary career. His education was unique in that he began as a doctor, shifted to law, and finally showed his good sense by joining the navy, He was first heard of near Smyrna, IDelaware, in 16i6 where his feverish father was prancing up and down the front porch taking two to one money on Jake's being twins or a girl. After 81 years of the hardships of civil life he entered naval life as a tnidshipman. His first ship was the frigate United States on which he served in the French war and learned how to dodge cannon balls and scurvy. In 1803 he transferred to the Phil adelphia in time to get in the Barbary pirates'- row. Ignominously the vessel grounded in the harbor of Tripoli and Jiggy became a prisoner of war. .After 20 months In the jug he was released. On his return and after he had blown in all the money he had on the books, he put in a placid cruise in southern waters on the "Adams" and on the "Argus." In 1810 be became skipper of the "Wasp." First crack out of the box he captured the brig "Dolphin" and not,long afterward the British ivar· ship "Frollc," The latter engagement was pretty much of a brawl and Jig gy's ship got all cut up. But as luck would have it the ,enemy's 74.gun "'Polctiers" btutted in at this moment and captured our hero and his cap tives as well, He was paroled in Bermuda where he put on a great deal of flesh while, waiting for a chanlce to ·make some more 'history, For some.years afterward he fooled about with several big ships without having any great opportunity to dis tthguish himself. Finally he took the "Macedoniab" to the Miediterranean but was captured by an Algerlne brig and for the fourth time cast into a dungeon. After veace was declared he comb manded the Mediterranean squadton, rtn a navy yard, and had other mis-. cellanteotis jobs. He topped off by be Itn commandait of the navgl asyluin iti Philadelphia, which was the most thtstellatleolu job of ail. He died lb 1852 at the age of 82 and Was buried with titpiopriate hoi Shoe Repairing By Machinery. Save your money\-A dollar saved is a dollar made. Send your Shoes to TIHE SLIHOE IHOSPITAL, 37 Columbia Street, Bogalusa, La., where your Shoes will he renewed by the latest improved machinery. The old cobbling days are nearly done. We give special attention to outside tirade and return Shoes by parcel post the day we receive them, We use best quality at lower prices. Ladies' Hand'Turned Soles and French Heels a Specialty. We employ only the best skilled shoemakers. THE SHOE HOSPITAL 37 Columbia Street. BOGALUSA, LA. ~Pmannumemomen n ONE CAR WEBER WAGONS 11* (Any Size.) ONE CAR OF PLOWS (Any Description.) Having decided to give up handling Plows and Wagons, we offer to the public the above merchandise at ACTUAL COST. We bought these plows and wagons at a very low price and it will pay you to look ovir our stock. Will be pleased to quote prices on request. I The Million Article Store M. MARX, Prop. Box 527 BOGALUSA, LA. Phone 150 WWWRRWWRRWWWWWWWWWWWWWW~~~Z·~~~; The Advantages of An Account. The advantages of a bank account,are many: Your money is in a safe place, ready when you want it. Your cancelled checks are receipts, indis putable evidence of payment. When it becomes necessary for you to borrow, our depositors are given the first consideration. "Safety" with "'Service." 4% Interest Paid on Time Deposits.T THE CITIZENS BANK FRANKLINTON, LA. FordssoP TRADE MiARI ANNOUNCEMENT. Mr. Edsel B. Foird, President of the Ford Motor Company, gives out the following statement:. "The price of the FORDSON Tractor has been reduced from $790.00 to $625.00, effective immediately. . "This price change has been made possible through lower costs of materials and the fact that we are now located in our new Tractor Plant with greatly increased economic manufacturing facilities in Immediate connection with our foundry and machine shops and large blast furnaces where iron is poured directly from the ore, giving us maximum efficiency with the power to reduce cost of production, and down comes the price in line with our policy to market our products at the lowest possible figure without in any way affecting our high standard of quality. "We are particularly pleased in being able to bring about this big re duction ii price at this time because the farmer needs all the help we can give him and this big cut in price will be the means of placing a val uable power unit within the reach of practically every one of them, not to mention industrial and commercial concerns which likewise have ben efitted through its use and are already realizing, to a much greater ex tent, its value as a power and hauling unit. But particularly has the FORDSON Tractor proved a most valuable factor in the saving of farm labor, at the same time increasing the per acre crop yield as well as mak ing possible a utilization of previously uncultivated land,.to say nothing of removing no end of drudgerry. "There is no question that the use of machine power on the farm is the greatest advancement made in the development of agriculture, not only in money saving and money making results, as well as raising the standards of living on the farm to a much higher level, but because of its . proved value in making every type of land more productive, and conse quently our desire to place the FORDSON within the reach of all. "THERE IS O CHANGEI IN THE PRESE ,tAND D TRI;OCK PRICES, which are already ac the lo 1 b igure and now with rock bottom reached on the tr a further reduction in price of either the Car, Truck orTra ufth`ote question; in fact. the big price cuts have been made t lpatlon of continuous maxi mum production and increase e necessary before long it a large volume of new business is tmined. Therefore, present prices of Ford products cannot be *tled against possible inOreases." Ask for the book " odon at work "which will be supplied free of eost. Let us demonstr iievalue of the Fordson on your farm, in your factory, lumber y yard or in any general hauling or power work do, and i ave your order for a Fordson, & s Soervice Co,1 Franklinton, La.