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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, July 25, 1913, Image 1

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oper Chosen Presi- SI
dents, SecretarY
Elected-All Citi
Urged to Join
ing held in the Welsh
th evening of July 21st, ct
the citizens meeting of b
Seport of the Committee J1
lon of the Welsh Pro. tl
was received, approved t
aprking the formal or. b
Civic body, to be known tl
';-ogressive League, put. o
in line with the other I
in the state having fi
fecommerce and other
Ito foster industries, pro.
develop farming indus- b
immigration. For S
the Welsh Progressive a
organized, and the first
were: Dr. J. H. Cooped,
,first Vice Pres.; W.
Vice Pres.; L. E.
Vice Pres.; S.O. Scog.
Vice Pres.; R. M. Gray,
E.; C. Willard, sixth
. Carr, Sec.: and J. All.
citizens lattended the
entered as charter
, J. A. Verret, Phil
L, Block, A. T. Murphy,
,H. Boling, R. M. Gray
H. Cooper, R. S. Greer,
S. O. Scoggins, E. C.
Gabbert, L. E. Robinson
P. H. Goodreau, B. J.
Gooreau, C. B. Moore,
. Babin and R.A. Estes
dues have been as
and it is urgently
and every citizen
ty be enrolled as a
ttee on membership
by the President and
uabers among Welsh
s appointed to re.
on the Boosters
ted Welsh on Tues
ere arranged for to
signified their
the Southwest
convention held at
Tuesday afternoon,
Special Train of Southwestern
Louisiana Boosters Made Initial
Trip Tuesday,
The first trip of the "Snow Ball
Special," the train chartered by and
conveying over one hundred Southwest te
Louisiana Boosters, was made Tuesday,
July 22nd. The train left Lafayette in U
the morning stopping at each of the
towns through which it passed, meet.
ing the principal business men, and
by their hearty and contageous en- E
thusiasm, arousing the boosting spirit F
of each community. The Booster
Train not only carried a lot of genuine
boosters, but speakers of ability, and a
fine brass band that furniseed excellent
music at each stop. The booster dele. a
gation was agumenced at every stop ,
by men who know the wonderful re
sources of this Southwest country, and
are anxious to spread the good news
The "Get to gether" sentiment pre
vailed throughout the entire day, and
did much toward uniting in a bond of
fellowship, the business men and
boosters of Southwest Louisiana.
Arriving a t Lake ,Charles, t h e
Boosters went direct to the Elks Hall,
which beautiful building was thrown
open for their use. Mayor Riling of
Lake Charles made an appropriate
r welcoming address, in which he as.
1 sured his audience that Lake Charles
Swould lend hearty support to any move
T ment looking toward the bettering of
I the general conditions of this section of
• the state,
a Prof. Stevens, of the Lafayette In.
I. dustrial Institute delivered quite a
* lengthy address, setting forth the seven
s purposed of the present organization,
' of Boosters to be
y Hon. P. J. Chappius, of Crowley fol
n lowed with a masterful address on the
a present conditions and needs of this
P section of the state.
Id Dr. G. A. Martin, mayor of Lafayette,
h who enjoyed the distinction of wearing
the only silk hat in the gathering fol
e lowed with an enthusiastic booster
s speech, that elicited more enthusiastic
s' applause than that of any other speaker
t Hon. Jno. J. Robira, of Jennings, fol.
lowed with a telling talk on the possi
"r bilities of this section of the state,
st when properly developed.
t Mr. J. M. Booze of Roanoke said
(Continued on page eight)
Our Oreat
Breaking Sale Is Over
Still In Bsines I
And Are M- To Stay
w:e solicit and expect to merit a sub
'o of your business. Our Stock is
ud complete, and we will continue to
everything in the house; in fact we
educe Our Stock
:room for the immense sup
Goods that will soon arrie
ern and Northern Markets 0
ER. the -Signal Clothing a
inue in the future as in the past to
- o everything in our line in Welsh.
Come In
SAnd Be Convinced
Cloth:ng Store
.7 T ~ ~J9.·
Will Reach All Classes, Many of g
Whom Now Escape Burden of
Taxation.-So Say Framers
Washington, D. C., July 24.-By de. T
termining the revenue of the 300,000 Chr
corporations doing business in the am
United States, ihe framers of the In. in r
come Tax law aim to get at the princi- mei
pal source ot the taxable wealth of the the
country, according to Judge Cordell thi
Hull, who represents in Congress the L
Fifth Tenessee district. In a striking- tin
ly illustrated article in National Water. T
ways, published in this city by the uni
National Rivers and Harbors Congress, wit
Representative Hull, who seems to be tra
as stoutly opposed to the Protective an
Tariff system as he is commitfed to the
Income Tax amendment to the Tariff dal
Bill now before the senate, of which he
is the author, states that much less vis
than one-half of the value of realty is
reached for taxes, while "intangible
personality escapes taxation to the ex- th
tent of eighty-five or ninety per cent of he
its total." Such evasion and unequal ad
assessments, he declares, handicap the ad
revenue and impose undue burdens and
hardships upon honest taxpayers.
"The sum total of tax conditions in oN
this country," he avers, " is that the ac
masses of the people who are least able q
to do so are compelled to pay the chief
portion of both federal and state an4 td
local taxes, They pay about all of our
$312,000,000 of internal revenue
taxes, they pay the greater portion of
our one or two billion dollars of state a
and local taxes. A comprehensive in- .
come tax law closely approaches the a
Golden Rule of taxation; no one can a
escape his reasonable proportion of
1 taxes. The miser, the sojourner a- u
e bread, the holder of hidden wealth, ih
s especially intangible personality, are F
all caught within its net." it
"The scientific income tax would be
g an accurately graduated tax with its a
lowest rate applying to the income just
above that required to support an
Saveriage family. In view of the fact
r that the great bulk of our more than
1. two billion dollars of government,
d. state and local taxes are now paid by
citizens whose inames are under
$4000, it is not deemed unfair to fix the
id exemption for the present at the latter
- figure, Later, when the new law be.
cobmes generally understood and ad
justed to the country ana taxes are
better equalized, or the needs of the
Treasury gipater, the exemption would
naturally be lowered to something like
$2;000 and special deductions allowed
according to the size of the family, the
IFurthermore, the Government only
needs $100,000,000 additional revenue
at this time. These, among others,
afford the chief reasons for inserting
the proposed rates and exemptions in
the pending bill. These rates can
easily and quickly be raised or lowered
by Congress during any yeas, accord
SIng to the needs ofthe treasury, with
out business disturbances such as
tariff changes occasion.
'U"This measure would impose m ta
upon fotU classes of individuals, s1z
) 1. Citizens of the United States re
siding at -home.
2. Such citizens residing elsewhere.
8. Allen citizens residing in the
United States.
4. The income of alien citizens're*
) siding elsewhere derived from property
owned and business transacted in the
United States."
Congressman Hull records the fact
that more than 150 countries and states
have adopted this tax, and generally
for the two-fold purpose of raising
revepue and equalizing ,tax burdens.
Wherever given a reasonable trial, he
points out, it has never been repealed,
save in the United States, and this re
peal was effected as an ericient means
of perpetuating a system of high and
extortionate protective tariff taxation."
S"Other governments likewise have
found themselves confronted with
Similar unjust tax laws and unequal
tax burdens. In- their efforts for im.
provements in their, respective fiscal
oliies; the great and always sought
has been to devise a tax that,, can be
miiposed according-to ability to pay and
to benefit receie4 , thereby eqalzing
ty tax burdens; that will be certalin
Swl1, areaond t, changes in rates
thereby frdng the overnment a
26th International Christian |Endeav
or Convention Los Angeles, July
9-14, 1913, A Great Crowd in At
tendance. Important New
Movements Inaugurated.
T h e Twenty-sixth International
Christian Endeavor Convention is now
a matter of history, but it will rank
in results accomplished, and new move
ments inaugurated, with the best of
the great series of conventions held by "
this world-wide organization.
Los Angeles furnished an ideal set.
tmng for the convention.
The weather, although considered
unusually hot for Los Angeles, was,
with the cool nights, a refreshing con
trast to the intense heat in the Middle
and Eastern States.
No hall in the city could accommo.
date the crowds expected, so the large
visioned committee put a canvass roof
over Fiesta Park, making two audi- 4
toriums accommodating nearly twenty
thousand people. One was used as
headquarters for the States and the
other for the great mass meetings, In
addition simultaneous meetings were
held in the Temple Auditorium and a
score of churches.
In spite of the ample provision made
overflow meetings were necessary to
accommodate the tens of thousands
vho sought opportunity tq gain the in
sf piration of the great meetings, and
the second day of the convention the
r supply of pr6grams and badges was ex
e hausted.
The miic of the Convention, led by
e a great chorus of one thousand voices
' trained by Prof, Peckham, and an
e orchestra of fifty pieces, with talented
" soloists, was superb in quality. '"Ser
vice Songs," the new hymn book, was
L- used for the first time and became
' instantly popular, Prof. Percy S.
e Foster led the great audience in his in
imitable way.
The street parade was a new feature
and as the marching thousands of happy
young people with music and song 4
passed by, they made a profound im- .
pression on the tens of thousands of
spectators who crowded the sidewalks.
The committee under the leadership
of Mr. Leonard Merrill provided for
every need, and the immense crowds 4
were handled as- easily and the meet.
ings were as orderly as in an ordinary
sized convention. The spirit of devo.
tion and enthusiasm were contagious,
The denominational rallies were momr
largely attended and successful than in
any recent convention.
Every phase of religious activity
was considered in practical conferences
or inspirational addresses,
President Henry Churchill King, L.
L. D., of Oberlin College, one of our
clearest and ;best balanced thinkers,
led the great throng that met him each
* morning at 6:S0 into the real meaning
of "Life's Values."
Rev. John Balcom Shaw, D. D. cop.
ducted a most helpful series of confer
ences on "The Use of the ,Bible for
' Personal Growth and Service."
1 Rev. A. L. Phillips,, D. D. opened up
the vast field of missions at home and
abroad; ang challenged the'church of
the future to plan adequately for the
8 task committed to it.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, D. D. had
s three sessions with the pastors and
older leaders to discuss the applica
Stion of the 'Old Gospel to New World 4
* Social party work for men was most 4
e effectively presented by Rev. E. A.
King, author of -"Clean and Strong,"
e and for women by Mrs. J, S. Norvell.
' Practical conferences on every phase
ie of Christian Endeavors work were con
ducted by General Secretary William
Ut Shaw, rField: Secretary Karl Lehmann I
and a score of Christian Endeavor ex
pert workets. t
1 Enormous crowds attended the four i
* noon-day nieetings in [the Temple l
re Auditorium, when vital questions e,
lating to our civic, social .and religious I
k- conditions were discussed by Dr. Ira c
E Landrith, hon. J. A. MacDonald. Rev.
John Balcom Sfiaw,; D . and "Billy"
i. Sunday.
SA new feature of the convention-was
the "Decision Service," conducted by
aDr. L. A. McAfee at the `close of the
' principal sessions. Hundreds of choice
young men and women tmade a definite
htcovenant to endeavor to so shape their
be life plans as to tgive themselves to the
ld nistry, missions or some other fob}
ng p 'yeligious serv'ice.
.n Temperance and (hi tian Citizenship
were strongly emphasized and under
athe leadership. bft the e gtt
, Natiinast SuPei tendot of Teliperance
tad Christan Cti senip, Mr: 'anie A
Poling, a program of education and o
agitation, aiming at the annihilation of t
the liquor .business, and "A Saloonless
Nation -by 1920," was adopted and will
be vigorously pushed. t
This campaign will unite and utilige s
all existing temperance organizations
'on a nation.wide -program, each work
ing it out along its own particular
The foreign favor was most attrac.
tive. Rev. T. Sawaya, field secretary
fbr Japan, converted and trained in a
junior society of Christian Endeavor,
capitured the convention witi his plea
for patience and Christian love toward
his people, who have for so long, looked
to.the United States for new ideals and
ahtistian .civilization
i-Mt Stanley A. Hunter brought a
stong and helpful'message from India.
' -Rev. and Mrs. E.' E. Strother, field
l|Seetaries for China, .showed how
Christian Endeavor had trained many
of those who have become leaders in
the new China.
The Chinese take naturally to the
Christian Endeavor form of organiza
tion, and carry on the work of the
society most efficiently.
It was in the home of Edward' S.
Little, treasurer of the United Society
of Christian, Endeavor for China, that
the peace that practically ended the
greatest bloodless revolution in the
history of the world, was signed.
The convention was a success in
every particular and the movement
closest its thirty-second year with
larger financial resources, a more coma
prehensive plan of work, and a more
enthusiastic constitueIcY than ever be
fore in its history.
Always Somewhere Near,
Misery never had to look fartar thet
empany that it loveas .
SBar gains in Suits I
And Extra Trousersi
In order to make room for our new'Fall line :
of Clothing, Dry Goods and Shoes recently pur
chased in the Eastern marts of fashion, we will
Soffer the Suits and Trousers that we now have on
hand at extremely low prices. These are all new .
goods, and strictly up-to-date.
$15.00 Suits now $11.00
I$20.00 Suits now $16.00 i
$22.50 Suits now $18.50
" $1.75 and $2 Values, now $1.25 :
j $3.00 Values, now - . - $2.25 I
$3.50 Values, now - - $2.50
Ladies' and Children's Shoes, in
low and high cuts, at a
great reduction.
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in Cottolene, Snow Drift, Simon Pure 0
O Leaf Lard, Crisco-Shortening
e:s Just Received
'lk L ' liced Breakfast Bacon o
1 " Boiled Ham
S " Boneless Ham .
ing " Parafine Bologna "
Brick Cheese Dove brand Hams
'/ Limburger Picnic Special Hams
ol Imported Swiss and American Cream
Fresh Country Butter
uP All these goods are received weekly and guaranteed to be
"-or the best, and in pefect condition
IO 'Watermelon on Ice
bad .Elberta Peaches
l0ld n Concord (irapes
rld 0 ,
" The Best of Everything That's Good to Eat
Model Grocery
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