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Tie Rice Belt Journal.
PUBLISHED EV'ERY FI'iu:JAY by the Welsh Printing Coapminy, Lt.! One Dollar a Year Advance Extra Copies 5 cent. Entered at the Posto'fTi at W-l h. La as Second Class Matter. R. S. GRELIt Editor and Manager. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES SGOVERNMENT Graft. To an unprejudiced observer it would seem that somebody is trying to create a condition for wholesale grafting, which would be sure to result from the bill proposed by Senator Chamberlain of Oregon. There is bound to he more or less grafting, which is the inevitable accompaniment of all wars. Ilut Pl'resi dent Wilson has done a wonderful work in holding the gratters down so well. The notorious "embalmed beef sc andal" on which our soldiers were fed in the Spanish.American war, and which re suIted in the death of so many of our American boys is still fresh in the pub. lic mird. All one has to do is to ,,lscrvCe thie physical appearance of o:ur' o!dliIrs ii the pre'erit army, and it can he seen at once that they are well te l and well , red for and are treat(ed a- well az pssible under the circutmstancet. It took George Washinlgtin iore tihan five long years to win the war of in lepenlnce -it to') Abrahamn Lincoln more than four long years to win the war of 1861-5, and yet some people seem to think that President Wilson should tonquer the most powerLtfl war ma. chine that was ever created in less thau a year.-Times Record, Let Us Print Your Sale Bills Buy Your Seed Rice Thiough the Association It is our purpose to get exactly what x you are looking for. Besides the AS- K SOCIATION furnishes a grader to see X that you get nothing but selected seed. X We make no charge for our services, as 4 we feel that it is a duty that we owe to S the patrons of the office to render such services as may meet with your require IIIOHItS, We have for sale at present a very limited amount of EARLY PROLIFIC; the very choicest BLUE ROSE in any quantity; about 4oo sacks EDITH; any amount of LOUISIANA PEARL; 325 sacks of WATERI JAPAN. We would advise that you place your order with us at the very earliest possible moment as the X price on all varieties of seed' is going to advance. Prices Furnished on Application M Southern Rice Growers Ass'n. 1 Welsh, Louisiana 00ooo oo OO000 8 Farm Loans Long Time Easy Payments Lowest Rates 8 SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA FARNM MORTGAGE CO., Inc. Oeo A. Courtney, Vice Pres. Lake Charles, La Paid up Capital $250,000.00 Interviews and Correspondence Invited 0000000000000000000000 Money to Loan on Farm Lands Terms one to ten years Interest eight per cent Inquiries solicited All loans consummated without delay Houssiere & .atreille W. E. Gorham, Atty. Jennings, La. Jennings, La, Smith & Carmouohe, Attys., Broussard & Samson, C..wIey, La. Abbeville, La. WEALTH O' THE WORLD. There is no day so dull dear heart But love can make it brighter, There is no heavy load we bear, But hope can make it lighter. The world is what the heart will have. Its sighs or songs of gladness, We make the tumult or the pain, The merriment or madness. Not from without the passion comes, The fever and the fretting, But as we will to he welare, Forgiving and forgetting. The rarest gems are not of earth, Nor wealth that we inherit, The treasures that can not be told Are in the faithful spirit. The good we do is what we are, The soul its service bringing, To Jesus Christ who sets within, A thousand song birds singing. Dear heart be good, you shall be blest, For love has peace and joy. It builds the hous of happiness, That nothing can destroy. -W. Lomax Childress. Roanoke, La., Feb. 5, 1918. NO REST-NO PEACE There's no peace and little rest for the one who suffers from a bad back, and distressing urinary disorders. Thousands of people recommend Doan's Kidney Pills. lHe guided by their ex perience. D. M. Clark, traveling salesman, 703 Hutchison avenue, Crowley' La., says: "My kidneys were out of order and I suffered from sharp catches in my back, it I stooped or moved quickly. I also had a (lull aching across the small of my back. It was impossible for me to get a good night's rest, as my back ached and pained constantly. I used all sorts of kidney remedies without re. suits until I got Doan's Kidney Pills. They relieved the backaches and in a short time I was free from all signs of kidney complaint." Price 60c at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy-get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that Mr. Ciark had. Foster.Milburn Co., M f g r s., Buffalo, N. Y. Break your Cold or LaGrippe with a few dozes of 666 - RED CROSS DEPARTMENT. Devoted To The Interests of The$ Welsh Chapter. $ MRS. W. E. FAUGHT, EDITOR. (t~~~b~C1CI~ ·o~~c~~c 2 RED CROSS DIRECTORY, Mrs. F. B. Dennett, chairman. Mrs. E. H. Boling, vice chairman. Miss Teresa Stewart, secretary. Miss Eldia Goodreau, treasurer. Executive Committee. Mrs. John H. Cooper. Mrs. D. P. Oaksmith. Bandage Committee. Mrs. E. H. Boling, chairman. Cutting Committee. Mrs. John H. Cooper, chairman. Knitting Committee, Miss Emma Lawson, chairman. Entertainment Committee. Mrs. M. L. Prentice, chairman. Publicity Committee. Mrs. W. E. Faught, chairman. Box Committee. F. G. Seward, chairman. Clean Up Committee. Mrs. H. R. Arceneax, chairman. Supply Committee. Dr. John H. Cooper, chairman. The Welsh high school has organized Junior Red Cross chapter with Miss Elsie Reeve,president;Miss Ola Bowers, vice president; Miss Beatrice Abbott, secretary and Miss Ruth MeLees, treas urer. It is a ruling of the organization that the offices be filled by teachers and pupils. The Junior Red Cross membership campaign is now on. It began Feb. 12 and closes Feb. 22. The pupils of the Welsh high school will give the "Story of the Red Cross" Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 o'clock at the Auditorium. Music will be furnished by Miss Oaksmith's pupils. Come out. You can not afford to miss this enter. tainment -free to all. The Bandage class packed 1,530 head bandages Tuesday, and as soon as the box is stamped it will be ready for ship. ping. Besides the packing of these bandages four dozen abdominal band. ages were basted and are ready for stitching. Mrs. O. C.Yantis's name was omitted from ,the committee that assisted in moving into the new bandage rooms last week. We wish to thank Miss Eldia Good reau for the 0' cedar mop which she presented to the bandage rooms. On account of the Presbyterian ser vice on the second Friday night, the regular monthly meeting of the Welsh Red Cross chapter will be held on the third Friday. TO SOCK KNITTERS. Please turn in all socks now under way as soon as possible,and do not start any more until our new shipment of yarn, now ordered, comes. We are ex pecting the right kind for the socks soon. Those who have other knitting on hand in homes where there have been measles will send it in that we may ship it at time, marked as required. KNITTING SUGGESTIONS. Don't cast on tightly. An otherwise well knitted sock may become useless by having a tight cord at the top. Don't knot your wool. Join the ends by splicing, or by knitting the ends double for two or three inches; or by running the new end into the old end with a worsted needle, which may al. ways be kept on hand for this purpose. Don't make a heel with a seam on the sole. Remember a man may not havea chance to change his socks for many days, and a lump or knot brings a blister. If the blister breaks, blood poisoning may set in and result in the loss of a foot or even a life. We can not afford to lose our men thru negli. gence or ignorance. Don't use needles too fine for the wool. The knitting should be elastic; if too tightly knitted the sock becomes hard and boardlike in use. Don't make a foot less than 11 inches long. Don't hand in socks without having them washed and ironed. This makes them softer and more comfortable to the wearer, and insures a certain amount of shrinkage. SPRESERVE TE SOIL FERTILITY Farms in Hill Sections Suffer Large Losses ina Fertility Frnm , fErosion. .; , .. :. . THE BROAD GRADED TERRACE WILL DO MUCH TO RELIEVE THIS CONDITION Without Terraces It is Practically impossible to Maintain the Fertility of Hill Lands. The greatest problem before any country or people engaged in farming is that of the maintenance of soil. fertility, for lasting prosperity must depend on the producing power of the land. In the cotton growing section of Louisiana, large parts of the cultivated land have been allowed to decline in fertility until they have reached the state where they are classed as "worn-out" lands. The two principal causes of this condition are: (1) The unwise system of skimming over the land when plowing, with no regard for the lay of the land in making the rows, which are as frequently up and down hill as otherwise; and (2) the most important cause and the one on brhich most stress should be laid is that of improper drainage, or the improper7landling of the surplus water. A broad graded terrace, properly laid off and constructed, will almost entirely eliminate the bad effects of the above named practices. The terrace, Iaid'off on contour lines, furnishes a guide for laying off the rows; then if it has been properly constructed, it cgilects and carries off all surplus water in such a manner as to prevent washing. Cnetruacting a Teimae. The terrace row is laid off by the use of a level, the same as that used for the hillside ditch. A uniform fall of four to six inches in 100 lineal feet should be allowed. This must be changed to meet local conditions, for where there is the heaviest rainfall, a maximum fall in the terrace is needed. The distance between terraces is governed by the steepness of the land. On steep hills the difference in elevation between them should hbe nniir~ Th n three feet, while on gently rolling lapj. t~e- rence may be increased to four -etInJºi~'~I °' mace the operator should ,look for a good outret. On hihisides that slope both ways, it is better 'to carry the water both ways, if outl'ts can be h:al. With large fields where several depressions are to be gone through before reaching an outlet, it may be necessary to make a straight ditch at one of these depressions, carrying the water directly to the main outlet. This will relieve the strain of an abnormally long terrace and save damage that would result from a probable break in the terrace embankment. The main differences between this and other methods of terracing are in the construction of the embankment and in the uses to which the em bankment is put after being completed. The construction'is much easier and more economical than would at first be thought possible. The embankment can be made largely with the ploew by lapping on the unbroken ground and throwing furrows toward the center until the desired width of 15 feet is ob tained. Such a bank allows a center row on top of the embankment with a row on each side. If a disk plow is used, the embankment may be completed at the first operation, as it will turn loose dirt. When turning plows are used, it may be necessary to wait until the loose dirt has been settled by rain in order to complete the operation. The center of the terrace should be at least 15 inches high when well settled. Obstructions will, of course, have to be removed, depressions or gullies filled, and the bank at these points built up and strengthened to correspond to other parts of the terrace. Do not use logs in filling up gullies where the terrace crosses. Build the em bankment strong enough to withstand the heaviest rains. After completing the embankments, run the rows parallel to them. Be ginning with the first row on top of each dike, run off in pairs on each side, letting the short rows come in the middle. Piut in short rows in pairs so as to allow teams to make a round, thus preventing waste of time by dragging plow or cultivator to opposite end, as would be the case it there was only one short row. This method of terracing leaves no waste land to grow a crop of sprouts, briars and weeds, but. utilis a1' the lend in the field. ,Without terraces, it is.practically impossible to build up and hold the fertility of hill lands, for the top solt is constantly being washed off by the rains. Build the broad graded terrace now. Parish demonrtration agents will be glad to assist any farmer desiring help.-John A. Redhead, Assistant State Agent, Extension Division, Louisiana State University. An editor In Buenos Aires puts It is tbhis striking fashion: "The eagles that look tQward the starts are crossing the Atlantle, bearing the .ideals of at America, to battle with the eagles than Slaot m brwnward, seeking --- . Th economy that America needs ti qr. pendlng to keep the wbeel4 f tr moving, the avoidance of waste that depletes supplies of food. stou- to no purpoe without hbartag et -otrate THE JOURNAL'S ROLL OF HONOR. ( The following persons have paid their subscription to the Rice Belt Jouri.al since our last issue: Welsh-O. Billard, C. S. Simmons, William Dicdrich, P. J. Unkel, Alcide Hebert, J. H. Hodgkins, P. H.Goodreau, Etienne Hardy, C. E. Myers, W. W. Kimball, J. M, Langley. Roanoke-H. D. Thrash. New Orleans-Mrs. W. V. Miller. See me for Insurance F. (i. Seward Phone 158 or 96 I 1 '.O - "" 2' 9 3 ELGIN WATCHES Fits-UEyeglasses Fits-U Glasses GREER BROS. Jewelers Optometrists 8 BIG SUPPLY OF o O 0 0' j Mtules, Horses and Mares 0 O 0 0 0 o0 ALL GOOD YOUNG STOCK o -0 Some Extra Good Single Drivers 0 0 and Saddle Horses 0 0 0 0 0 8 MULLEN BROTHERS 0, 0 o TheOld Reliable Mule Men Welsh, La. o0 00000000000000000000000000000000000000 8 8 8 ....The.... 8 8 8 I Huber Light Four 8 12-24 h. p. Tractor 8 If."y-ou are in the market fr a tractor Ifydon't fail tre in the markette thisa tractor 11 is Designed and Built Especially 8 8 for Work on the Rice Farm 8: 8. 1 F. M. JOPLIN A. C. MOORE < 9 CIOWLEY, LA. WELSH, LA. V - General Sales Agentfor Louisiana Agt. Jefferson Davis arid Calca- 2 -' " "+slen Parishes. Phone 152 000 )000000000 0000000004 Is ABLE 7ALK W\ihat to s~erve for the daily meals is a perplexing problem these days when Hoover is ulpsetting, tihe old order. 8 \We cani helpl, you out of the dilemna 8 if you will call oil us11. VAe have a a wide variety to select from, and ourI ' 6 serivice is excellenllt. 8 8 8 Welsh Bakery and Grocery 8 E. E. Kimball, Proprietor 8 Mr. Farmer: The income tax laws make it imperative that you keep your accounts in such a manner that you can render a statement to "Uncle Sam" in detail of your receipts and dis bursements. In order to do this it will be necessary for you to keel) a moderate set of books. Better come in at once and let us fit you up; We have all manner of bookkeeping and ac count keeping appliances in stock and will be pleased to serve you. Journal Book Store Phone 222 : Welsh, La.