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efr JURY OF JEFFERSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
SpARISH, LOUISIANA. TOWN OF WELSH, LA.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF WELSH AND JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH
me XX, Number 15. WELSH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1921. $1.50 Per Annum in Advance
LOWEST RATES PROMPT SERVICE
Soit hwest 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
0. A. Courtney, Vice President E. C. Willard, Manager
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C OMMUNITY HAL!OW E' Nr
Introductory to Supervised Play.
Young and Old Will Join
in Hideous Celebration.
At a nl !ting c(llhd by Mlrs I. '. E.
aught at the Masoniii I:ill last Fri
y, Sept. 31ih. for the purpose of
gng befo:e the iim nmunity the
iestlon of supC1'viSel play. therm
ere present representaitives from the
ious organizations and bodies. The
rd of Trustees and Recreation Cen
were represented by S. O. Scog
the Parent-'Teachers' Associa
by Mrs. R. F. Weichert; the Lad
Altar Society, by Mrs. R. R. Ar
eaux; the Presbyterian Guild by
r Z. W. Todd; the ('ivic L eague
Mrs. B. J. LaCour; the Ladies' Aid
Mrs. S. O. Scoggins. the Public
ool by Miss Bess Davis, and the
reh Club by Mrs. 31. L. Prentice.
Mrs. Faught aploifted a committe'
ing Mesdames Arceneaux. Scog
- LaCour. Todd, Weichert. Pren
McAffrey and Mr. S. O. Scoggins
meet with Prof. Mitchell Monday
ber 2nd at the school house and
ne plns definitely.
Tbils committee decided upon a
we'en jollification for big, lit
old and young, to lie held on the
I campus. They are planning
ement for everyone.
Mr. Mitchell was selected as general
an of all the comnmittes, and
en for the sub-comnmittees were
as ~pts: Athletics, G. H.
leton, chaiman. S. O. Scoggins.
P. Campbelli Dr. Martin, Julius
-mithN. Romero, Jas. Thackston
Misses Davis, Juno,.
Special activities-- Mrs. Zim Todd.
chairman, Mrs. R. R. Arceneaux, Mrs.
W'eichert, Mrs. Carroll.
Singing-R. F. Weichert, chairman
Band-S. E. Carroll, chairman.
D)eloration-Mrs. S. O. Scoggins,
Finance-E. H. Boling. chairman.
'Publicity-Mrs. Prentice, chairman,
Mrs. 13. J. LaCour.
Everything will be free at the Hal
lowe'en jollification, so make your
plans to come out and meet your
friends, even if you do not take part
in the activities.
Complete program will be announc
H. G. Chalkley of Lake Charles
general manager of the American Rice
Growers Association was a business
visitor in town Thursday.
AT THE AUDITORIUM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER Sth.
"STRAIGHT FROM THE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th.
"LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTER"
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th.
ALL STAR CAST
''INSIDE THE CUP"
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th.
"BIG TOWN ROUND UP"
The Tractor will enable the farmer to
ork Miewer hours n the day, goring A
aore time to enjoy life. Ib6esese the trac.
er will make farming what It ought to 6b
-the moat pleasant the most healthfiul
the moat profitable ba inesse on earth'."
Thi tractor has done much-very.inuch
in bringing true Mr. Fordas prophepy; for in
it i a machine which has harnessed 9e of
the most dependable, efficient, adaptable,
eonmnical sources of power in the world
a machine that saves from thirty to fifty
pera cent of the farmer's time - a machine
- bich many farmers claim plows, harrows
or drills as much ground in the same time
M four, sir or even eightwrse., And more
emnechline that takes carP e o f everypower
job on the farm.
fCarl and let's talk it over, or telephone or
dip aps a card and we will bring the facts to you.
Welsh Motor Car Co., Inc.
-Service Phone 32 , E. Eliiency
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AUGUST GOOD MONTH
IN OIL PRODUCTION
Survey Shows an Increase
'Leads Other States.
Washington.-A total ol!production
of 40,964,000 barrels was recorded for
August in a statement Thursday issued
by the United States geological survey,
an increase of 636,000 barrels com
pared with July. Oklahoma led all
states with a total of 10,217,000 bar
rels, an increase of 12,000 barrels,
whereas California registered a total
production of 10,026,000 barrels, a drop
of 221,000 barrels compared with the
Texas as a whole produced 8,1,5,000
barreld, an increase of 25,000 barrels,
but Central and Northern fields drop.
pcd from 5,523.000 to 5,253,000 barrels,
aid the coastal country increased front
2,557,000 to 2,853,000 barrels. North
ern Louisiana brought in 1,842,000 bar
rels, and Louisiana coastal 133,000, the
total for the state being 1,975,000 com
pared with 2,150,000 in July. The Ar
kansas fields registered 1,900,000, an
increase of a half million barrels,
which is regarded as a remarkable
"The outstanding facts of petroleum
statistics for August," says the sur
vey's statement, "are the decrease in
imports of more than 4,600,000 bar
rels, and increase in the consumption
of one and a quarter million barrels,
which, in spite of the increase in pro
duction of 616,000 barrels, resulted in a
substantial 'heck to the accumulation
of stocks that has been in progress
for many months.
"The output for August was ap
proximately the same as that for
March, and only one million barrels
below the record production of May.
Yet it should be noted that in its total
value the August production is far
below that of other months, having
only about one-third the value of the
smaller output of August, 1920. An
other significant fact is that the nem
ber of productive wells completed dur
ing August is the smajest of the year
and, indeed, for many months.
"Stocks during August increased
only 671,000 barrels, whereas; since
the beginning of the year stocks of
crude oil have been increasing at
rates between 'six and eight million
barrels a month. During August stocks
of California petroleum increased 2,
173,000 barrels, and net stocks east of
California increased 1,611,000 barrels,
but stocks of Mexican petroleum held
by importers in the United States de
creased 3,113,000 barrels. The quan
tity of these stocks on August 31,
168,023,000 barrels, is more than 52,
000,000 barrels greater than a year
ago, an increase of 46 per cent."
The tota. imports for the month
were 3,362,281 barrels, 90 per cent Of
which was brought in on the gulf
New Grain Schedules.
Washington.-The shipping board
announced a new schedule of grain
rates for the North Atlantic service,
the outcome of a joint conference of
shipping companies in New York re
cently. Rates on wheat and corn per
100 pounds will be 17c to the rnited
Kingdom, 163c to Antwerp and 18c
to Hamburg. Wheat flour will come
under the same rates with the usual
differential of 5c.
Tramps Seize Train.
Los Angeles, eal.-Fifty-six tramps
were arrested Thursday in the South
ern Pacific freight yards ilth the ar
rival of a freight train, which more
than 100 tramps seized some 60 miles
from Los Angeles in the San Fernan
dino Valley and 6orced the train crew
to bring to the city.
Typhoon in Japan Kills Hundreds.
Tokio.--Several hundred persona
have been killed by a typhoon in Cen
tral Japan, centering upon Nagoya, on
the island of Hondon, where a tidal
wave destroyed crops and houses. Sev
eral steamers were sunk and many
fishermen are missing.
OMlir gates Reduced.
Montreal.-Freight rates on grain
shipped from this port to points in
the United Kingdom were reduced 10.
per cent Wednesday at a m
steamship Interests as the
the scarcity of package freight.
Pershing Views French Forces.
Mayence, Germany.--General John
J. Pershing, chief of staff of the Amer
ican army, Thursday visited Mayence
and reviewed the 5,000 French forces
Master-Now, cook, just look here
Look at that piece of bacon rye just
given your mistress! It's the worst
cut I ever rqw In my life and this
piece um jest geiig t take myself ia
only a little b.ttr.--,d , B St
A abe usse,..
Advertlaement In aouthm paper:
"kelease of my reaiit death I will
so all the stock ai'i ibtues of my
ster"-B4o toin Tmisat
New. of the Peican State Arrang
ed in Condensed Form
Eunic ,.--More than 1,000 bales of
cotton have been ginned by the two
local gins, compared to less bhan a
hundred this date last year.
Morgan City.-The All-American Ca
ble Company within the next week or
two will establish its cable office in
Morgan ('ity. The establishment of
this office will be the first betweei
Galveston and Key West, Fih. The
line will connect direct with Tam
Plaquemine. - James E. Dunlap
former president, and PI. E. Hubbard
fornmer cashier of People's Bank, now
In liquidation, were indicted, by the
grand jury recently on twelve counts
readfing as follows. "For assenting tc
and receiving deposits in People's
Bank of Plaquemine knowing said
hank to be insolvent and in failing dr
Alexandria. - Five hundred people
according to reports here, gathered
at ('olfax, 30 miles from here, to wit
ness a scheduled fight between a nine.
foot rattlesnake and a King snake
Odds favored the King snake. How
ever, af'er two hours of waiting the
rattlemrnake decided it was not his day
to scrap and the bout was indeflnitely
Monroe.-Ouachita parish has nine
ty-one manufacturing plants, accord
ing to th 1920 aasLement for the
parisi', this being an Increase of six
plants over the previous year. The
:aludtlon of these plants is fixed by
the assessor at $1,925,625, which is by
no means commensurate with the
amount of money invested and the
worth of the plants.
Mpnroe.-Reports received at Mon.
roe are to the effect that there will
be at least ten lumber mills started
up within thirty days in Northeastern
Louisiana. Mills that operated during
the economic stress are increasing
their outputs by millions of feet and
taking on more men. Railroad men
say additional cars are likely to be
needed before Christmas to take care
of the increased lumber traffic.
New Orleans.--Members of the Cot
ton Exchange fo-med a procesiQon on
the old Cotton Exchange floor and
headed by a brass band, marched to
their new building at the corner o!
Oravier and Carondelet streets, where.
after a welcome by the president, E.
S. Butler, the gavel was struck for the
first call in the new structure by H.
0. Hester, secretary of the institu.
tion for more than half a century.
Baton Rouge.-The organization 1o
the Louisiana State Commercial Con
gress with Solon Farrenhacher of Ba
ton Rouge as its president and Col,
A. T. Prescott as chairman of the
state executive committee was an
pounced by Clarence O. Owens, gen
eral manager of the Southern Corn
mercial Congress with headquarters
in Washington. Headquarters of the
State Commercial Congress will be
opened in Baton Rouge and a paid
secretary will be placed in charge.
Shreveport.-State Bank Examines
L. E. Thomas announced the closing
of the Bank of Marthaville, La., due tc
a shortage approximating $17,000 ti
the accounts of Cashier A. A. Ham
mond, who also is vice president
Hammond practically had full charge
of the bank. With his bond and prop
erty he has promised the depositors
will be paid in full, but the bank will
be liquidated. Hammond is married
and has several children and has- been
with the bank 15 years. Its capital
St. Martinville. - Baro Delaloire,
28 years old, was struck by lightning
and killed instantly: He had left a
t1Cactor in the field where he was
working and carried a coil and some
bateries in his hands. His brother,
Labbie, who stood a few feet from
him, was shocked but otherwise U.
Lake Charles--It was announced
that atendance at the Broad Street
Methodist Church Sunday school to
taled 18,346 during last year, and the
Mansfield.-The crew of a Kansas
City Southern passenger train dlsoov
ered the body of J. C'. Hebert, brake.
man on a freight train of the same
line, about six miles south of Mans
eld, two hours after the freight bad
stopped there for water. Hebert was
shot through the head. He was 35
and marled, living at Leesville, La.
Houma.--George A. Dros is here In
the interest of the Woodmen of the
World, and anticipates making a drive
for 100 new members for Dupont
Camp No. 308 of this city.
New Orleans.--LouiSlana establish
ed a champion strawberry record this
year, according to data ssued by the
Bureau of Markets of' the" Unites
States Department of Agriculture. To
tal carlot shipments were 1,89 oarn.
Last year only 449 carl6ads wes
shlpped out of the Loulsianl distrit.
Alexandrl.-ITh seedho*PM, hull
house, Sin aud approlmatISly 1.
bales of liater and a quantity o
andi ottonfeed cake in the al i
Cotton Oft Company pllat wer
stro ed by Nre oanl 01 , 0.
Interstate Commerce Com
Mission Proposes Nine
Washington.-A report was issued
Thursday by the Interstate commerce
commission proposing to consolidate
the railroads of the country into nine
teen systems, under terms of the trans
portation act, and upon which a hear
ing is soon to be held. There are four
groups of systems in which the South
western lines are included, and differ
somewhat from the tentative groups
made public some time ago.
What would be known as the "Santa
Fe system" would include the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe, Gulf, Colo
rado & Santa Fe, Colorado & Southern,
Fort Worth & Denver, Denver & Rio
Grande, Western Pacific, Utah Rail
way, Northwestern Pacific and Nevada
"The Southern Pacific-Rock Island
system" would emorace the Southern
Pacific, Nevada Northern, Rock Island,
Rock Island & Gulf, Arizona & New
Mexico, El Paso & Southwestern, Aran
sas Pass, Trinity & Brazos Valley,
Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific, and
the dhicago, Peorih & St. Louis.
The "Frisco-Katy-Cotton Belt" sys
tem would include the Frisco, Cotton
Belt, Katy, Louisiana Railway and Nav
igation Company, Chicago & Alton,
San Antonio, Uvalde & Gulf, and pos
sibly the Trinity & Brazos Valley.
The "Chicago-Missouri Pacific sys
tem" would include Chicago & Eastern
Illinois, Missouri Pacific, Kansas City
Southern, Orient, Kansas, Oklahoma
& Gulf, Texas & Pacific, Fort Smith
& Western, Louisiana & Arkansas,
Gulf Coast Lines and International &
Roads not included, such as short
lines, and others, will be considered
at the hearings to be held.
LAND SALES AND LEASES
IN SEPTEMBER BRING $74,316
Austin, Tex.-State Treasurer G. N.
Holton Monday reported land sales
and collections on leases in September
amounted to $74,316 of which $31,171
is to the credit of available funds and
$43,144 to credit of permanent funds.I
There is placed to the credit of the
public school, purchase first payments,
fund, $7,298 available and $3,945 per.
manent; public school, open accounts,
$19,052 available and $36,865 perma
nent; university, open accounts, $80
available; university, first paylnent
building fund, $4,352; deaf and dumb
school, open accounts, $66 available;
lunatic asylum, open accounts, $28
available; blind school, open accounts,
$78 available and $1,096 permanent;
orphan asylum, opens accounts, $47
available and $1,250 permanent; land
office fees, $182 available.
Los Angeles Feels "Quake."
Los Angeles.-A slight earthquake
shock was felt in the southwest sec
tion of Los Angeles early Thursday
morning. The tremor lasted but a few
seconds and no damage was reported.
World Altitude Record.
Dayton, Ohio.-Lieutenant John A.
Macready, test pilot at McCook field,
Wednesday shattered the world's alt.
tude record, attaining a height of 40,
800. feet in the same La Pere biplane
used by Rudolph C. Schroeder, who set
a record of 88,180 feet on February
28, 1920. '
Refugees Pour Into Petrograd.
Riga.-Approximately 150,000 refu
gees from the famine distriets of Rus
sia now are in Petrograd. Work has
been found for only 5,000 of these
One for arama1ý:CI ISU
OFFCIAL MINUTES OF
BOABO OF TRUSTEES
Aid Granted for School Ground Im.
Town Hall, Welsh, La., October 4,
1921.-The Board of Trustees of the
Town of Welsh, La., met in regular
session at the Town Hall, Welsh, La.,
October 4th, 1921, called to order by
Mayor W. E. Faught.
Present: John T. Hood, R. W. How
ard, R. F. Weichert, O. J. Toups, S.
It was moved by R. F. Weichert
and seconded by R. W. Howard that
the Town of Welsh bear the expense
of two fixtures for lighting the school
grounds and furnish the necessary
current. Motion carried.
It was moved by John T. Hood and
seconded by R. F. Weichert that Mr.
Scoggins be appointed to superintend
the work of installing these lights.
It was moved by R. F. Weichert and
seconded by O. J. Toups that the
Board of Trustees honor the draft of
the Parish School Board for the sal
ary of the Domestic Science teacher
monthly during the school term of
1921-22 and also that the incidental
expense of operating the Domestic
Science department be paid on order
of Prof. B. F. Mitchell, providing that
such incidental expense does not ex
ceed $200.00 for the term. Motion
It was moved by 8. O. Scoggins and
seconded by R. F. Weichert thatr Prof.
Mitchell be authorized to purchase
sufficient lumber to build shelving for
the school library books. The cost of
lumber and construction not to ex.
ceed $25.06. Motion carried.
A petition signed by a number of
property owners requesting that the
extension of Beaufort Street be re
opened was read. It was moved by
R. W. Howard and seconded by John
T. Hood that the petition be tabled.
It was moved by R. F. Weichert and
seconded by O. J. Toups ti~t requests
for the extenqion of light pervice be
referred to Ie ittee
to report at next rVM petingu
A bid from George Alexander for
street maintainence work was read.
It was moved by R. F. Weichert and
seconded by 0. J. Toups that the bid
of Mr. Alexander be referred to the
Street Committee. Motion carried.
It was moved by R. F. Weichert and
seconded by S. O. Scoggins that the
Mayor be authorized to have the Town
Jail cleaned and repaired. Motion car*
The minutes of the regular meeting
of September 6th, and the special
meeting of September 13th, were read
and approved as read.
It was moved by R. W. Howard and
seconded by John T. Hood that all
bills approved by the Finance Comr
mittee be allowed and -ordered paid.
J. T. Smith, September salary.$150.00
James Jensen, September salary100.00
A. L. Arceneaux, September sal 100.00
(Continued on page four)
Are you careless or thoughtless about the future of those
near and dear to you? Some men are.
While you ahre taking care of them now, remember their
future must be proyided for and YOU MUST do it.
Come in and open a bank account and deposit some money
REGULARLY. That money may save those dear ones from
poverty and misry.
We will welcome you.
Caleasleu National Bank
of Southwest Louisiana
ORDINANCE NO 20
OF TOWN OF WELSH
Amending Section One of Ordinance
Be it ordained by the ,layor and
Board of Trustees of the Town of
Welsh, La., that Section One (1) of
Ordinance No. One (1) of the Town of
Welsh. La., be amended to read as
Section 1. That it shall be unlawful
for any person or persons within the
corporate limits of the Town of Welsh
La., to be found drunk or behaving In
a disorderly manner, to use any loud.
vociferous, obscene, vulgar, profane
or indecent language, to swear, curse
or expose their person in such a man
ner as to disturb the peace and quiet
of the said Town of Welsh. Louisiana.
Section 2. lie it further ordained.
etc., that any violation of this ordin
ance shall, upon conviction, be pun
ishable by a fine of not less than
Fifteen ($15) Dollars nor more than
Fifty ($50) Dollars. or by imprison
ment for not less than one (1) day nor
more than fifteen (15) days in jail, or
both fine and imprisonment, for each
offense, at the discretion of the May
"Section 3. Be it further ordained,
etc., that any ordinance or parts of
ordinances in conflict herewith be and
are hereby repealed.
I Section 4. Be it further ordained,
etc., that this ordinance shall become
effective from the date of its adop.
Adopted this 4th day of October
W. E. FAUGHT,
F. G. SEWARD, Clerk.
John T. Hood, Yea; R. W. Howarl.
Yea; R. F. WeichertA Yea: O0 J.
Toups, Yea; S. O. Scoggins, Yea.
MRS. FRED ESTES DIED.
Th sad announcement has been re.
ceived here of the death of Mrs. Fred
Estes (nee Euphie Neely), which oc.
cured Thursday. Mrs. Estes had been
ill for some time, with little hopes .of
recovery, so that while her death was
not unlooked for, the announcement
la nevertheless a shock to all who
had the privilege of her acquaintance.
During her school days in Welsh her
unusual radiant good nature and
cheerfulness earned her great popu.
larity among old and young, all of
whom will share the sorrow of the
husband and family.
Funeral services were held Friday
afternoon from the Presbyterian
church in Lake Charles.
RALLY DAY PROGRAM.
An appropriate program was ren
dered at the Methodist church Sunday
atthe Sunday School hour, each teach
er promoting scholars to higher"
grades. T~ose graduating from the
Intermediate Department to the Sen
for Department were, Misses Harriet
Carlisle, Mariam Davidson, Rosalie
Carter, Geneva Simmons, Grace Nar
ans, Ollie Belle Howeryt Goldie Ta
bor and Margaret Villien.