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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF WELSH AND JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH
Volume XX, Number 52. ,Welsh, Louisiana, Saturday, June 25, 1921. $!.50 Per Anntm in Advance
LOWEST RATES PROMPT SERVICE
Southwest Louisiana Farm Mortgage Co.
Lake Charles, La.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $500,000.00
A strong home company, with ample capital and the desire
to properly care for real estate loan requirements.
Frank Roberts, President R. L. Hale, Secretary
G. A. Courtney, Vice President E. C. Willard, Manager
STRI WBEGY COOP IS
1AGEST IN HISTORY
The Co.operative Marketing Made
Paradise of Piney Woods
Unofficial returns on the straw
berry crop of Tangipalhoa parish
show that over one niilion crates
of berries have been shipped dur
ing the longest season on record.
More than 1,400) cars were shipped
at an average of 700 crates to the
car with the berries bring an ave
rage of $3.50 per crate.
This means that the crop yield
ed over $3,500,000 for this parish
which has in the past year stood
third in the United States in the
returns in dollars and cents from
acres in cultivation. The first is
Los Angeles county. Calif., due
unquestioning to its citrus fruits.
and the second is Lancaster coun
ty, Penn., due in large measure
to its large amount of truck
irown and its splendid system of
distribution, all the towns of the
county having curb miarkets.
These figures are based on gov
ermnent returns for 1920. If this
parijh did so well when the crop
.was short; this year, when the
strawberry crop alone is over
three and one-half million dollars
it ought to rank first.
- - eF*a mbery section-in To
';lphoa Is a piney woods section
'thait was not thought suitable for
.,aicultural enterprises until, by
.co-operative elforts and co-opera
:-Ive selling made possible by the
-farmers association, it has grown
to be one of the leading parishes
'in the United States.
IIUNTZ IS COLLECTOR
FOR NEW ORLEANS PORT
Emil Kuntz of New Orleans, Re
pblican national committeeman.
s been appointed collector of
mastoms for the New Orleans port
by Pres. Harding. Mr. Kuntz is
Allied with the "black and tan"
wing of the Republican party. H.
. Warmoth, former governor of
Jauisiana, was the "Lily White"
tundidate for the appointment.
F Farimr By tl FarMer
FUEL OIL F
Light gravity NATURAL CRUDE OIL, bbl ........................$1.65
Fuel Oil for Steam Plants, bbl ...................................................$1.45
HIGHEST GRADE FOR FUEL OIL ENGINES b
611/4 cents per gallon in steel drums. sI
6 cents per gallon refund when drum is returned. IT
Kerosene 10 Cents per gal.
30 to 50 gallons delivered in town 11e per gallon. 41
Lower prices on large quantities for pumping P
BOOK YOUR RICE BAGS NOW
We are selling the very best bags at the lowest a
possible price. u
JOHN DEERE IMPLEMENTS AND REPAIRS. C
AGENTS HUBER TRACTORS AND SEPARATORS. b
IDRO-TORON and SPEEDWAY TIRES and TUBES
The tire with a
Rim-Cut, Stone-Bruise and Blow-Out 1
TRad6 here where your Dollar Buys More. If
.tiual Warehouse Co,, Inc.
JUIOCE SETS iSIOE
VEBOICT OF JURY
Judgment in Ewing vs. Floyd
Suit Annuled, New Trial
The suit brought by J. G. Ewing
against M. E. Floyd for damages
on account of personal injuries
inflicted in an assult at Iowa some
months ago, was tried before a
jury in the Jefferson Davis parish
court last Thursday, the jury find
ing for the defedant.
Friday morning, on motion of
E. F. Gayle, attorney for the plain
till', Judge Cline set aside the ver
dict of the jury and ordered a new
Attorney Gayle in speaking of
the setting aside of jury verdicts'
by judges said:
"In civil suits the court in this
state has a right to set aside jury
verdicts and as many times as
they believe the verdicts to be
wrong. They, however, use this
prerogative rarely more than once
in the same case, as the supreme
court will attend to such verdicts
"In criminal cases, however, it
is a little different. If a man is
acquitted the court never disturbs
the verdict. If the verdict convicts
and the judge believes the accused
tin innocent, he sets it aside."
At the district Sunday School
rally to be held in the Roanoke
U. B. church Thursday evening,
June 30th, the following program
will be carried out, beginning at
Devotional-Song service by
the young people.
Prayer by J. B. Firestone.
"Opportunities of the adult
movement," Rev. R. L. Weldon.
Benediction-J. B. Firestone.
LESS IBAN NO PER CI
OF RICE CROP PLANTED
Is Estimate of Texas Warehouse F
Department. Louisiana Prac
tically 50 Per Cent.
Adding weight to the prediction f,
of State Representative B. E. u
Quinn of the Beaumont district, d
in effect that a material curtail- G
ment in rice acreage throughout p
the entire area given to culture of i1
this cereal in the United States is d
resulting this year, comes a state- «"
ment from the markets and ware- \,
house departments at Austin, in
dicating a reduction in acreage in 1
the state of Arkansas of around tl
60 per cent. This department esti- P
mates that the yield of rice this if
year will be from 40 to 45 per cent fi
of the crop for 1920, provided, of if
course, that conditions are favor- 3
The statistical statement pre- v
pared by the markets and ware- e!
house department shows a drop o
in acreage in the county of Jeffer- p
son of approximately 60,000 acres g
the 1920 plant being about 75,000 el
acres, while the acreage for the t(
current year is reliably reported tl
as being only 15,000. n
Liberty County Cut 1
Liberty county reports a reduc- t'
tion of 12,000 acres under the 1920 t1
acreage, while Matagorda county tl
estimates that 20,000 acres planted b
to rice last year will not be utiliz- t1
ed for this crop this present sea- 5
son. Chambers county, according Ce
to the county judge, has planted ti
22,000 acres less to rice this year 0
than last. All through the rice belt "
reports indicate a reduction of
from forty to sixty per cent. e,
Louisiana 50 Per Cent ii
Harry I). Wilson, argicultural f;
commissioner of Louisiana, is re
sponsible for the statement that tl
there is an acreage reduction in n
that state of some 350,000 acres, t]
practically 50 per cent of the 1920 it
plant, which in that state produc- t
ed 25,200,000 bushels of rice in a
.Texas Reduction Larger. v
A compilation of estimates by
Geo. B. Terrell, commissioner, de- (
partment of agriculture, Austin, c
shows that the acreage reduction i
in Texas will be larger in percent- v
age than in Louisiana and Arkan- l1
sas, and all indications point to a N
crop not more than one-half and 1
possibly not in excess of one-third
of last year's rice yield. These s
conditions coupled with the two s
cents per pound tariff duty passed l
by congress on the importation r
of rice into this country, pres- e
sages beyond any reasonable e
doubt a much higher price for the
cereal in the near future than has
prevailedl during the recent past.t
Only 5 Per Cent of 1920 Crop t
In a published interview with
B. E. Quinn, relative to the rice
situation, Mr. Quinn was puoted
as estimating the present supply I
of rice on hand at 50 per cent of I
the original yiell last year, when
in reality lie believes that there is
not more than 5 per cent of the
1920 production now available.
Mr. Quinn is of the opinion that
growers who are now disposing I
of their holdings at present mar
ket quotations will have cause to
regret their action before another
crop is harvested, basing his con- 4
tention on estimates and facts I
carefully compiled by himself and
on data supplied by the state gov- 1
F. I, CEllY IDENTIIEO
WITH 011i OPERATIONS
Fred 1. Getty of Jennings has
become associated with the Inter
state Oil and Mineral Develop
ment Co., in the operations on the
Todd farm 2 miles west of Welsh.
The well, which was begun in
1920 by the Welsh Oil Corpora
tion and was taken over early
this year by the Interstate Conm
pany, is now down about 2200
A car of pipe antd drilling equip
mnent was loaded last week
at Hornbeck for this well and
upon its arrival work will be re
sumed. While no oil has been en
countered as yet indications are
said to be favorable. The well will
be drilled to a depth of 3,000 feet
at least, if necessary to prove the
presence or absence of the covet
ed oily fluid.
During the last few weeks there
has been renewed activity in the
securing of leases in this section.
W. C. Peters of .lennings was
a Welsh visitor Saturday, taking
lin the Patterson-Welsh base ball
game. Mr. Peters will keep in
formed as to what is going on in
the parish the next twelve-months
by reading the Journal.
INVESTIGATING FUND IS RE
RETURNE[D TO DONORS
Farmers in Mass Meeting Endorse Fol
American Association. Some
Are Slow in Signing.
The 'mass meeting of the rice
farmers held at Welsh Auditori- ,
uni Wednesday night heartily en- Col
lorsedl the new American Rice nig
Growers' Association now in pro- cro
press of organization. Due to the
threatening weather the atten- lic
(lance was not as large as other- poi
wise would have been, but there ed
was no lack of earnest enthusiasm Plai
The meeting was called by A. lPai
1. McBurney, who as member of net
the investigating comnmittee ap- Crt
pointed at one of the mass meet- the
ings earlier in the season, made a six
linal brief report. The committee I
included besides Mr. McBurney, exj
Messrs. A. T. Jones and L. G me
Lewis. After making careful in- sto
vestigation locally, in Lake Charl- the
es and in New Orleans, they were to
of the opinion it would not be ex- lar
Iedient for them to begin any le- sul
gal action. Mr. McBurney suggest- ists
ed the return of the fund collected pro
to prosecute the investigation to pla
the original donors, calling for a tio
motion to that effect. Hon. John to
T. tHood, secretary and treasurel
for the conummittee reported that ing
there were 120 subscriptions to E.
the fund, the amount subscribed of
being $1,033.50. Of these 87 paid W:
the total sum collected being $691. res
50. Checks have been mailed to pa'
each donor for the amount con- oli
tributed. The committee paid its anm
own expenses incurred in what poi
work was (lone. ad(
Mr. McBurney heartily endors- Bo
ed the American Association voic- for
ing a strong appeal to the Welsh wa
farmers to join in putting it over. (lie
Mr. C. E. Carr, as chairman of air
the meeting, also discussed the bo:
merits of the new association and !ne
the need for it explaining its work i"n
ings in detail. He stated frankly cip
that without there was a strong
association of farmers here he
did not consider his property was it
"If we can organize," said Mr. lo(
Carr, "we-carn-market four-fifths of
of the coming crop at a good price Cli
in the home market, otherwise the an
whole crop will have to be mar
keted on a basis of export prices, fol
which will necessarily be very
In that assertion Mr. Carr Hi
struck the key note of the whole Pa
situation. In an open market, the Ar
lowest figure is bound to be the ter
ruling figure. That has been prov- ia
en beyond a doubt in the experi- ah
ence of the past few months.
With a two cent tariff and an in
association strong enough to con- as
troll the disposition of the crop Sc
the home market can be supplied
on a profitable basis, and the sur- ur
plus, if there is a surplus, can be
exported at export prices without Cr
any reflection on the home mar-C
ket. Taking the rate of increase in
home consumption as a criterion,
it does not now appear that there re
will be a surplus again for several p1
The meeting resolved itself into
a heart to heart conference among D
those present, bringing questions
and comment from many. Chas
A. Lantz of Fenton thought far
mers should comie into the asso
ciation 100 per cent strong. Wm.
Fenton and H. G. Patterson, also 00
of Fenton, were ready and willing
to do all in their power to put
the matter over. W. F. Tietje of
Roanoke didn't think there was
a doubt but what the association th
would go through. C. M .Sheu
maker did not think any farmer re
could advance a reason for not
signing, and others in the same fc
vein. A number of contracts C
were signed at the meeting and em
blanks distributed among those m
who will personally canvass their
neighbors. It is quite probable ol
that Welsh will come across with
her quota of members.
In order to become operative
the association must have two c
thousand members before the
second Tuesday in July. This
membership, with the co-opera- t
tion of the California growers,
who are already more than ninety tl
per cent organized, it is figured
will controll more than seventy- ,
five per cent of the total crop, and
-will be sufficient to assure suc
cess. One of the attractive fea- b
tures of the organization is the
Sproposed reserve fund which will
Sbe built up. A fee of ten cents will
-be collected on every sack of rice
sold. Figuring the cost of market
e ing at six cents, there will be a
e profit of four cents on every bag
handled. Estimating the associa
tion will handle 3,000,000 bags the
Sfirst season, a reserve of $120,000 1
g will have been accumulated. If
1 this performance is repeated year t
" after year the association will 1
B soon have a fund sufficient to 4
care for any emergency.
From recent repOrts there is
HESICIN[TIDI ASKED 1
BY JENNINGS CITIIlENS
Following "Canning" by School I]
Board of Principal E. A.
.lennings, La., .June 25, 1921.
At a mass meeting at the Parish 1)
Court I louse here last \\'eViidsdaV
night several hundlrel peopl ee
crowdedl the large court room for Ii
the purpose of discussing the Pulb- e
lic School question. The pivotal rI
point jusl at this time was center- ]
dl around the refusal of the si
Parisi School B) ard and thce c
Parish Superintelendnt, WV. P. Ar- V
nette, to re-employ Prof. E. A. d
Crowl, who has been principal of Z
Ihe Jennings Schools for the past I
six or seven years. h
I). C. Ritchie was chairman and I,
explained the object of the mass p
meeting and gave as he undler- it
stood it, some of the reasons why \
the Parish School hoard refused 1a
to re-elect Prof. Crowell. The o
large crowd was unanimous in ci
support of IProf. Crowell's admin- \
istration and gave \ent to their alp- Ii
proval many times by loud ap- d
plause when his name was men
tioned and when he was called l
to speak. Ii
A res,lutlion was adopted ask- c<
ing for I1 .e resignation of l)r. C. h
E. Hunter, member of the Board t
of Education from Jlennings and
Ward two; and also asked for the 01
resignation of Prof. WV. P. Arnetlte I
parish Superintendent. The res
olution will be reduced to writing
and will be signed by its sup
porters. A resolution was also
adopted asking the l)Parish School
Board to re-insltate Prof. Crowell
for the coming year. A statement V
was made by someone in the au- I1
dience that another principal had 1
already been employed and the il
board member had made the state- :
ment that if Mr. Crowell was re- t,
instated there would he two prin- 5
The action of the School Board
in connection with the appoint
ment of a local school board at
its last meeting was approved. The
local heard elected is composed
of Mrs. .D. 1). Dag gtt, William
Clifford, A. A. Hoag, Brown Funk
and Mrs. J. S. Mallet.
The resolutions adopted are as (
Be it Resolved, That it is the I
sense of this meeting that Dr. a
Hunter, local member of the
Parish School Board, and W. P. t
Arnette, Parish School Superin- i
tendent, be asked for their resig- i
nations, as they do not express or e
are in harmony with the wishes of (
the citizens, particularly in fail- r
ing to re-employ Mr. E. A. Crowell
as Principal of the Jennings High
Schools for another term.
Be it Resolved, That it is the I
unanimous expression of this
mass meeting that we affirm our
faith and confidence in Mr. E. A.
Crowell as a completent and effi
cient Principal of our Schools, and
that the School Board be asked to
reconsider their action and re-em- (
ploy him for another term.
Co AFTER TAX OOOiEDS
Washington -Nearly 00,00()0.
000 will be forced from tax dod
gers (luring the next 15 months ac
cording to the plans of the Treas
ury I)epartmenl officials.
The nation-wide drive to force
Sthe cprrect payment of incolme
profits anti special taxes is to Ie
r resumed at once.
Plans are now being completed
efor this work. David H. Blair,
SCommissioner of Internal Rev
enue, announced that his depart
e ment would be ready to have the
campaign under way by the first
e of July.
SReports are being carefully
gone over. The various depart
ments of the country are being
i closely checked up. In addition
to this there has been a complete
survey made and a lengthy list of
the tax dodgers complied.
"There is no question but what
Sthe campaign will add millions
of dollars to the United States
Treasury," Commissioner stated
S"There has been flagrant tax dod
ging and not only is this going to
' be brought to an accounting. Our
operations we look for at least
1 five hundred millions added to the
I government funds."
SWestinghouse Electric Fans
SAny size of type. Welsh Garage
little doubt but what there will be
sufficient membership to assure
the success of the mdve. At Hayes
Monday night forty farmers sign
ed contracts. Other communities
are doing active work with nearly
as good success.
D INAE WORK ABOUT
I)redge Boat now Working Be
tween Railroad and Parish
\\ork of dredging in the Welsh
D)rainage D)istrict is progressing
iapidly now. The main ditch is h
completed from thle upper endl
near Meadow Prairie schoolhouse
to a point half way between the
railroad and the concrete bridge
on the parish highway in the
southiwest limits of \Velsh. Ac
cording to the statement of F. R.
Wilhite, who is in charge of the
(Ireldging oplerations for the G. B.
Ziegler Co., when the concrete
bridge is reacthed( the dredge will
Iec dismantled and moved over
land too Ihe ulppr end of the east
prong, near the Peters farm, work
ing down that section to the rail
road, where it will have to be
aga in dlismantled and moved
ovcrland to a point blelow the con
c'rclte bridge in the east part of
\\Welsh. The work between the rail
roadt and the p)ublic road on that
dlitch will be done with teams.
More than half of the yardage I
has alrea(ly been moved. It is be
lieved the entire system will be
complleted( this fall. The smaller
laterals will hIe excavated with a
Blond issues amounting to $130,
000 were voted in 1920 to defray
the expenses of this proposition.
ROANOKE WON BOTH
GAMES HERE SATURDAY
''Ilhe loanoke base ball club
won both games in the double
header played at Sportsman Park
last Saturday afternoon. They put
it over Hayes to the tune of 20 to
3, and over the Welsh Junior
team in a ten inning game by a
score of 4 to 3.
WELSH GIRL COMPLETES
COURSE IN NURSIN
Among the graduates in the
Charity Hospital Training school
this year is Miss Veronica M.
Unkel of Welsh, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. P. J. Unkel.
There were twenty-three grau
uates in the 1921 class, complet
ing the four year course in nurs
ing. Governor Parker was schedul
ed as one of the speakers at the
commencement exercises at the
nurse's home Thursday afternoon
at 1:00 o'clock.
Last Sunday's Times-Picayune
featured the reproduction of a
plIhotograph of the class in uni
Miss U!nkel is expected here
soon for a visit with her family.
Westinghouse Electric Fans
Any size of type. Welsh Garage
Rub-My.Tism for Rheumatism.
SAFETY DEPOSIT VA LTS.
If you want to GO AWAY for a week or even a few
days, don't have your holiday spoiled by WORRY over the
valuables you left at home.
Put them in our Safety Deposit Vaults. Then they
will be safe and you will be free from anxiety- and loss.
You can rent a Safety Box for $2.00 per year.
We will welcome you.
Calcasieu National Bank
of Southwest Louisiana
CULF COAST RICE MILL
CLOSES SEASON'S DUN
Reported This Mill Will Not Be
'The (iulf (:oast Bice Mill here
closc(l down last Satlrlday, hav
in g finished the season's run. Lo
eal manager (;etl. Peterson states
tha Ithe Louisiana State has on
hand here only aboul eighty bags
of rough rice a ndl a few pockets
of clean rice unsold.
\While Ilthere is still consider
able rough rice in thlie hands of
the farmers in this district Mr.
Peterson states that it is being
held at a figure his c('ollll;lln (does
not feel justified in paying under
Announcement fromi the head
fllice of the li ,ouisiana state is to
the efllfect that thie Welsh mill is
one among live of the company's
mills that will not he operated the
coining season. The Lake Arthur
iill is another that will not turn.
The mills will be used for storage
an(l the coimpanv will continue to
Ilrchase rough rice at these
points, shipping it to centrally
located mills which they feel can
be o)eralted more economically.
The closing of this mill means
the striking oil of a considerable
pay roll, some Iwitty-five men
being employed in the mill proper
and is a matter of concern to the
business iimen as well as to the
TWO SCHOOL DISTRIGTS
VOTE ON SPECIAL TAX
At a sipecial meeting held in
Jennings last Thursday the Jeff.
Davis parish school board called
a special election in the Jennings
district to vote on a two mill levy
for maintenance and a special
election in Lake Arthur district
on a three mill tax for the same
purpose to run for a period of
AT THE AUDITORIUM "
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Saturday, June 25th.
Admission 11 & 28 cents.
Tuesday, June 28th.
Thursday, June 20th.
Saturday July 2nd.
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"Oliver Twist, Jr.,"