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VA¶U JOTIC m
:: ' IOfficial organ of the Po
I mu lice Jury of the Parish of
S,.RIPT Jefferson Davis and of the
Board of Trustees._ of._ the
_ '1 Town of Welsh.
-Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper
Volume XX, Number 15 WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1919. $1.50 Per Annum in Advanc
Voue 15 PrAnu nAdac
HAS ELMORE LUCEY
POET, AUTHOR, HUMORIST
First Number on the Civic League's
day, November 5th.
The lover of pure entertainment
finds it hard (to imagine as many ar
tistic gifts in one person as Mr. Thos.
Lucey poss sses. If he goes to the
auditoriul to hear a lecture, he will
meet a delightful surprise in this
quaint personality, who so strongly
esembles a cimposite photograph of
, Sol Smith Rulssell. James Whitcomb
RileY and Edwin Booth. He is a mast
er of many, accomlplishments-singer,
impersonator, (rayon artist, reader,
lecturer on the platform,-while in
real life one finds him just as versa
tile, being the editor of the delightful
tabloid magazine. "The Missouri
Mule", poet, wit. song composer, di
rector of platforms and all-round good
ry, Lucy. who by the way is a de
i~nd~nt of Sir Thomas Lucey, famed
'tfe Shakespeare deer-poaching epi
rsodeof Stratford, has traveled in many
,lands, anti embodies the best things
b)e has seen and heard in his charm
ing entertainments, personating in
. rapid make-tp such celebrities as
Twain, Riley, Poe, Lincoln, Pope Leo,
SGough, Nye and many others, inter
srpersing all with a charming flow
wit, mimicry and ludicrous fun, and
sending. the audience home radiantly
Shppy for "A Night in a Poet's Work
Of him the San Saba (Texas) Star
says: "The first performance in the
lyceum course was given by the artist,
setor and impersonator, Thomas El
more Lucey. It was dazzling in its
versatility. Whether drawing a sketch
singing a song. reciting a classic, or
impersonating a great or near great,
Mr. Lucey showed himself a past mas
ter of his art. From Shakespeare to
Bill Nye the actor passed apparently
thout effort and adapted himself
with equal ease to the grave or gay.
i. some of Shakespear's greatest rolls
u. Lucey was charming, and his fun
Sciaracterizations were irresistable.
see him at the Auditorium Wednes
night, November 5th-the first
=".aber in the Edwards Lyceum
' 'ee presented under the auspices
$ the Welsh Civic League.
VIit Mackerel this week at Kim
v. and Mrs. Henry Guidry (color
ii~former residents of Welsh, now
ti w Orleans, were here the first of
,Week paying a visit to relatives
_ eands. Parson Guidry is now in
iploye of the government ware
department in New Orleans
and his good wife are of the type
dolored people who are missed
they leave the community. They
lunach friends among the white
well as the colored people.
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There's a Difference,[etween
feel Acting and lealActin6
EXTRAORDINARY ATTRACTIONS NEXT WEEK
TUESDAY, NOV. 4th THURSDAY, NOV. 6th.
NORkIA TALMYAGE Special Sroduction
b Sow starts promptly at 8:0r0 p. m. y
. The re a Difference Between
TuESDAY NOV. 4th THURSDAY, NOVle 6th. y
You ned. By do.o r e' .. .., .
Stretch your wages
Get your mone y's worth
SGet more for your work
W t Savehs. Stamps l! ay yO Pm mee
lelp you make your waps grow for later
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PARISH CHM. OUTLINES
RED CROSS ROLL CALL
Let's Put it Over in a Day, Thursday,
The unfinished war work of the
American Red Cross, and the progres
sive peace program that has been
mapped out deserves the hearty sup
port and co-opertion of all good citi
Jefferson Davis Parish Chapter is
making a drive for membership only.
One dollar ($1.00) pays for one year.
If you are in doubt as to the good
work accomplished by the Red Cross
ask any returned soldier. The Ameri
can Legion endorses' and will help
put this Roll Call "over the top."
The following campaign managers
have been appointed for this chapter:
Jennings Branch, Lieut. Roy S.
Welsh Branch, F. G. Seward.
Elton Branch, E. S. Hart.
Lake Arthur Branch, Mrs. Thos.
It is requested that every minister
will give whatever assistance and pub
licity possible, also all fraternities,
clubs and societies will help make
this drive a success.
This is a busy time for everyone and
we want to make this a short, quick
successful campaign. WILL YOU
HELP? If so, please offer your as
sistance to one of the Branch Manag
Yours for the success of the THIRD
RED CROSS ROLL CALL.
Parish Chm. Third Roll Call.
MISS MARGARET RITCHIE,
Secretary and Treasurer
Henry E. Estorge of Opelousas was
here Thursday introducing his can
didacy for the office of State Treas
urer. He is opposed in the race by
Howell Morgan of Baton Rouge.
Itb Proteus Brand Ground Coffee
and Chicory for 35c is a bargain, at
Kimball's. ......... .......
THE COMMUNITY CENTER
IS A VERY LIVE ISSUE
So little has been said about the
Community Center during the past
few days that some may have thought
the project abandoned. This however
would be the farthest from the cor
rect interpretation, as is evidenced
by late developments at the Masonic
Hall, where Thursday contractor L.
A. Giggar and son were busily en
gaged in erecting the partition that
is to devide the two departments of
the center. The furniture and equip
ment is expected to be placed within
a short while.
Mrs.': 4- beth Irons, Mrs. R. S.
R10s lone Robinson motor
Charles Tuesday where
they were the guests of Mrs. W. B.
THE WORLD WITH
AMERICAN RED CROSS.
One of the finest constructive activities of the American Red Cross in
the war was Home Service in the United States, the friendly connecting link
betkveen the soldier far from home and his loved ones. This branch of the
work which under the peace program of the Red Cross vwill be expanded to
benefit all who need the assistance it can provide, is directed by scientifically
trained socieal workers. Since instituted Home Service has assisted 800,000
soldiers' and sailors' families. This photograph shows one of the innumer
able Home Service information bureaus where service men and their families
could bring their problems for solution.
CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM A
FOR THIS AFTERNOON
Lecture .............. Home Making D
Miss Catherine Mason N
The Columbians ............Concert tl
A Community Conference, "The House "
Around the Corner," conducted by A
Miss Catherine Mason. a
Night--8:15 O'clock tl
Lecture by the Chautauqua Director, I
Dr. A. M. Hyde, of Boston, Mass., 1
"Pushing Back the Horizon," or i
"The Results of Education." ci
The Columbians ............Concert
Miss Catherine Mason, of Wash- j
inton, D. C., specialist in Home Eco- o
nomics, food, clothing, decoration. T
health, entertainment, and general a
household engineering, will lecture to i
men and women on "Home-making" c
is an inclusive topic. It embraces not a
merely the physical foundation of the v
home, whether of wood, brick or stone, d
and the material contents thereof, but h
also the mental and moral atmosphere. t
Good morals are difficult to maintain
without good environment. Right i;
thinking and right health go together. s
The Radcliffe Woman Specialist is it
trained in inspirational ideals as well F
as experienced in modern methods of c
Science applied to manufacture has
produced the aeroplane, the automo
bile, the railroad train and the steel
111l. The mother of tomorrow will
say, "I can teach and I can be taught. t
At no time will I ever be done with
learning." The scientifically trained
lecturer on "Home-Making" is com
ing to our town to learn as well as to
teach. She will hold a conference on
"The House Around the Corner" in
which will be threshed out the com
munity problems, the best methods of
raising home standards through social
and group co-operation.
The lecturer is expected to tell u:
that no home can stand by itself
alone, and that each house gets sonme
of its beauty and some of its ugliness
from its neighbor. It takes more than
one house to make an environment
for our children. The alley as truly
belongs to us as does the parlor, and
the lecturer is going to take the con
ference on qn imaginary tour of in.
The Columbian Concert.
The Columbians will invite the
Chautauqua-goers to the gay and the
serious in melody and in. hamony.
These four girls have embraced their
art with fervor, and a rollicking quali
ty will be discovered in their two
Miss Bertha Muzzy, the director of
this attrractive quartet, besides lend
ing her contralto voice to the vocal
ensembles, is a reader of d'stinictive
ability, and her selections should give
her an opportunity to reveal the
charm of her personality. Miss Theda
Dwiggins, who contributes the lyric
soprano quality to the vocal numbers,
has dramatic gifts to contribute in
monolog form, of which humor is a
Miss Jennie Belle Perry, the mezzo
soprano of the quartet, is a pianist of
more than usual excellence. Both in
technique and in feeling her work is
expected to prove a delightful sur
prise to her auditors. In Miss Watson
the brilliant organization, has a dra
Besides their individual solo and
their quartet ensembles in vocal offer
ings, The Columbians will impress
their nimble fingers into service as
stringed instrument devotees. Miss
Perry will make .the mandolin vibrate
Miss Watson is mistress of the auto
harp. Miss Muzzy gets primitive musel
cal strains from the banjo and Miss
Dwiggins induces the ukelele to sing
its plaintive melodies. The program
has been arranged for both afternoon
and night perforpances with a view
both to the entertainment and the
The programs so far rendered hate
been of the highest order, instructive
and entertaining, and thle citizens are
coming more each year to realfie the
inestimable value of the chautauqua
as a builder of community ideals.
Weather conditions and a belated
harvest are detracting from the at
tendance, but in spite of these draw
backs it is presumed that the Chau
Stauqua will pay its expenses.
SMr. and Mrs. 3. . Bower have re
turned to Welsh after spending- the
past three monthp in Kansas. They
reiPOrt having bad a very pleasant
tiue. The advent of the rst old
siat oto t hevt 4ug
A. R. M'BURNEY SECURES
CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT an
THE PELICAN HIGHWAY, Bc
At the office of the State Highway
Department, Maison Blanche Annex, lei
New Orleans, Monday.contract for
the construction of the Pelican High- Re
way through Jefferson Davis Parish
was let to A. R. McBurney of Welsh.
Mr. McBurney was the only bidder
and he was present in person to sign H
the contract, which calls for the grad
ing and surfacing with gravel of the
19.43 miles of the road within this par
ish, and constructing all bridges and D
The construction of the Pelican
Highway will be under the supervision
of the State Engineering Department. la
The engineering estimate of the aver- an
age cost of oonstructing the highway be
is approximately $11,000.00 per mile. wl
Of the cost of construction the State th
and Federal Highway Departments lo
will pay approximately one-half. The be
district voted $150,000.00 bonds for the so
highway, which have been sold' and lo
the money is hand to pay for the work. M
It is understood that Calcasieu par- bi
ish has let the contract for the con- sc
struction of the one mile of highway m
in that parish that will connect the bi
Pelican Highway with the inter Cal- ge
casieu highway. vi
THE W. C. T. U.
At the recent meeting of the local
Uuion W. C. T. U., Mrs. Bertrand and
Mrs. Bradbury were elected delegates
to the State convention which is to
be held in Alexandria November 5th,
6th, and 7th.
Thinking that the Journal readers
would be interested in knowing what
we have been doing, we give in part
the splendid report prepared by our
secretary, Mrs. Bra'dbury:
Yearly Rejort of Welsh Woman's
Christian Temperance Union for
the Year Ending Oct. 25, 1919.
Our Union reports a membership of
thirty-five actiive and honorary mem
bers and have held nine regular meet
ings and one called meeting. We met
only once a month and had the same
"flue" quarantine and weather con
ditions to combat that made last wint
er famous throughout the state.
'From March 5th to 15th we held a
membership drive which resulted in
seventeen new members.
In our parish the parish school
board has authorized the observance
of Parish Prohibition Rally Day to be
observed in the schools throughout the
Parish,it being, as ybu will readily
understand, the peculina' privilege of
the W. C. T. U. to see that the occa
sion is not neglected or overlooked.
The Welsh school put on a program
in the Auditorium that was well at
One union temperance service was
held in which all churches united
and an offering for the Jubilee Fund
was taken, the amount being $21.00.
Mrs. LaMance was with us for two
days and certainly was an inspiration.
In addition to delivering a splendid
address, her success in loosening the
purse strings of the community was
almost magical, the pledges and offer
- ing being $117.50. The second evening
f of her stay was given to the colored'
1 people, and resulted in the organif- "
ation of a colored union.
Little has been done in the school'
1 so far this season but we are sending
seven copies of "Young Crusaders" to
the lower grades.
1 The sum of $217.06 has gone from
-this union into the state treasury to
B help carry on the work.
5 -Press Committee.
e BRINGS WONDERFUL
PRESCRIPTION TO ALL
SZemegle, the latest scientific pre
a scription for the treatment of eczema,
Sitch and similar skin diseases, is now
Ssold in the leading drug storeS. Until
e recently it was the guarded formula of
a great physician, ahd~7en have ,paid
a higher price for the treatment, but
Snow it is within the 'reach of every
e It's time to say good bye to inflam
a ed and burning skin! Farewell to ir
ritating and unpleasant sores, eplot
Sches and blots which mar your 'lace
and make you so uncomfortable.
Zemerine can give you relief as it has
others. Give it a trial under our guar
antee, your money back If it fails to
SSimple directions accompany-.each
e bottle., Sold in two sizes, 60 centis
y and $1.00. Start today and learn -what
Ut;.. rlef mea .tns. If yrar st can't
t supply' uto the -Z nleG Chemc~al
:- Co.ranbitarg, 8, C awil t 0tu M
NUMBER WARD OFFICES
HAVE NO CLAIMANTS
Democratic Primary Fixed for Janu
ary 20th. State Ballot
Following is a list of the candi(ates
who have filed declaration for ofl;,ev
with the Parish Democratic Executive
Committee, as they will appear on the
ballot for the primary election to he
held on January 20th:
For Sheriff-Isaac Fontenot, 0.
Gauthier, A. L. Broussard.
Clerk of Court-Clarphy Pitrc
Assessor-L .L. Richard.
Coroner--Dr. V. A. Miller.
lRepresentative-J. H. Heinen.
Police Jury-Ward 1, J. A. St. Ger
imain; Ward 2, W. Krielow; Ward 3,
J. M. Davis; Ward 4. J. S. Treme, D.
D. Fuselier; Ward 5, D. E. Cole; Ward
6, C. E. Carr; Ward 7, R. A. Todd, \.
E. Bourgeois; Ward 8, Dolze Bour
gecis; Ward 9, Yves Pitre, David Mar
Justice of the Peace-Ward 1, J. 1.
Macera; Ward 2, W. C. Diemer, F. E.
Renshaw; Ward 3, none; Ward 4, A.
M. Hollier; 'Ward 5, none; Ward 6,
S. E. Carroll; Ward 7, Alcee Benoit;
Ward 8, Isma Foreman; Ward 3, A.
Constable-Ward 1, Jesse Andrus;
Ward 2, J. H. Martin; Ward 3, none;
Ward 4, none; Ward 5, none; Ward
6, none; Ward 7, Isaac Guillory; Ward
8, Adam LeBlanc, U. L. Fruge, Luma
Bourgeois; Ward 9, Ed. Vidrine, Alex.
Member of Democratic State Cen
tral Committee from Parish-R. S.
Member of Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, Congressional Dist
The State Ticket.
Governor-Frank P. Stubbs, Monroe
and John M. Parker, New Orleans.
Lieutenant Governor - H e w i t t
Bouanchaud, Few Roads, and Philip
H. Gilbert, Napoleonville.
Secretary of State-James J. Bailey.
Auditor-Paul Capdeville, New Or
leans, and M. L. Mecom, Columbia.
Treasurer-Howell Morgan, Baton
Rouge, and H. E. Estorge, Opelousas
Attorney General - A. V. Coco,
Superintendent of Education-T. H.
Harris, Baton Rouge.
Register State Land Office-Fred
J. Grace, Plaquemine.
Commissioner of Agriculture-Harry
D. Wilson, Amite.
Harry Hutchins arrived in Welsh
last Saturday for a visit with relatives
and friends. Harry is one of the mem
h bers of the famous Rainbow Division
which took such a prominent part in
the big scrap across the pond. He be
s longs to the regulars, his command
B being at present stationed at Ft. Jack
e son, Ky., and is enjoying a short fur
s lough, expecting to be discharged next
March. - Among other emblems of. the
big conflict, including numerous battle
scars, Harry wears a sharp shooters'
y medal. He was joined here Monday
e by his brother, Orphie (D. D.) To
gether they will travel west, paying
visits to relatives in San Antonio and
to another brother, J. J., in California.
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WILL BRING MORE
TO THIS PARISH.
Demonstration Agents Leave Within
Few Days to Make the
Demonstration Agent H. C. Fondren
and Superintendent of (lub Work M.
N. Stafford announce that they will
leave in about ten day for Wisconsin
to purchase a car or more of blood
ed Holstein calves. Members of the
Calf Club have already placed orders
for about forty head, and as a car will
carry about sixty head they will he
pleased to purchase animals for others
who desire them. While they are go
ing to purchase only Holsteins for the
club members, they will make effort
to secure any breed of milk stock that
may be desired, poviding that same
can be found in the section which
they will visit.
High grade six-months old calves
will cost, delivered, about $60.00 and
registered calves about $130.00.
They will also purchase milch cows,
providing enough orders are present
ed to insure a full carload.
The results of the purchase of this
class of stock last season have proven
very satisfactory. By bringing the six
month calves here during the fall the
agents figure that they will become
acclimated during the winter months
and will be able to better withstand
our climate during the next spring and
This is an excellent opportunity to
secure a calf which will develop into
a valuable cow in a short space of time
and at a small cost. If interested com
municate with either Mr. Fondren or
Mr. Stafford at once.
The banks of the parish have taken
a keen interest in the calf club work
and are offering to loan money at six
per cent interest for their purchase.
NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.
--The tax roll of the Town of
Welsh for the year 1919 is now
opbn at the Town Hall, and taxes
can be paid at any time.
Interest at the rate of 10 per
cent iwll be charged on all taxes
I delinquent after January 1st, 1920.
F. G. SIUWARD,
Clerk and Ex-officio Tax Collector. I
Methodist Episcopal Church.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday School. Temper
11:00 a. m.-Communion Service.
The message of this hour will be:
i "Communion Meditations." The Holy
Sacrament will be obutred.
3:00 p. ue. Misses
Olive Scogg nis'Atiý" tte Weldon
will be in charge.
t 6:30 p. m.-Epworth League. Frank
Si Harris, leader.
7:30 p. m-Gospel Meeting. Good
musical program. Sermon by the
r pastor on "How Shall I Treat my Very
young people and good advice for all
5 will be given.
Worship with us.
R. L. Weldon, Pastor.
The complete Electric Light and
Runs the washer, turns the
wringer. A big help to the busy
F. B. DENNETT, Dealer
617 Ryan St. Lake Charles
JEFF. DAVIS PARISH PIGS
COP STATE FAIR HONORS.
Jennings Grown Jersey is Awarded
At toe State Fair at Shreveport last
week members of the Jefferson Davis
Parish Pig Club. with their entries,
carried off some important awards.
Jack Ingenfritz, of Jennings, was
awarded first prize and Grand Cham
pion in the I)uroc Jersey class, and
Kenneth Streater, of Lake Arthur sec
ond prize in the Poland China class.
Jefferson Davis parish has some of
the best pigs, and other live stock too,
in the state.
USE SODIUM FLOURID
Next to the lowly bedbug, the pest
that the housewife detests most is the
cockroach. The presence of this fleet
footed, filthy insect somehow makes
the average housekeeper feel that her
domestic methods are not all that they
should be, and she immediately begins
to cast about for ways and means of
eliminating this nuisance.
According to the home demonstra
tion specialists in the Extension De
partment of the Louisiana State Uni
versity, thorough-going cleanliness
will go a long way toward preventing
the presence of roaches. Also roaches
will not frequent rooms unless they
find some available food material. If
such materials can be kept from the
living rooms and offices or scrupulous
care is exercised to see that no such
material is placed in drawers where it
can leave an attractive odor or frag
ments of food, the roach nuisance can
The most efficient remedies for the
control of roaches are powders, par
ticularly sodium flourid, a sufficient
dusting of which about the premises
will furnish a sufficient means for the
elimination of the pest. The sodium
flourid should be blown into the crev
Ices with a dust gun or blower.
Mrs. J. F. Grosh, who sustained a
severe injury to one of her limbs,
from a fall, has been confined to he
bed for several days. Her friends will
be glad to learn that she is improving
and resting easier.