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+ r M"K OW»V.A N p M4U, aoc iu i owa JomIMA oF Irrri DtB-TRICT LEVEE BOARD OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF MADISON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF W. L. ROUNTREE, Publisher TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH. LOUISIANA. SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1921. NEW SERI FIGHT OVER PLAN FOR CIVIL SERVICE $ *EHRMAN OPPOSES PLAN ON GROUND MATTER IS PURELY LEGISLATIVE. WILL CONSIDER ORDINANCE Sbo-committee is Appointed To Re view Proposition For New Orleans -Methods of Primary Elections Up For Consideration. Baton Rouge, La.-Charles Rosen sad former, Mayor Behrman of New Orleans led opposing sides in a four hbor debate recently before the com mittee on municipal and parochial cor porations of the Constitutional Con. Vuation on the subject of civil service bIr New Orleans. The Rosen side was vietorious, the committee finally adopt. gI the following motion by Colonel John P. Sullivan, president of the Or aas Democratic Association: "Be it resolved, that the subject mat. Ow of the Rosen civil service ordl. maaee be and is hereby declared to !e a proper subject for consideration by the Constitutional Convention and said rdinance shall be hereafter consider ad by this committee." This was followed with the adoption of a motion by Rene A. Viosca, of New Orleans, that a sub-committee of five be appointed to consider the proposi Us. of civil service for New Orleans. Chalrman Wilson Petermaa imme dately named this subcommittee as Mlows: Mr. Rosen, Mr. Behrman and Ju.ge Charles F. Claiborne, of New S rlanas; Allen Sholars, of Monroe, rd 3. P. Lee, of Mansfield. Mr. Behrman told the committee Sy he did not wish to be understood a - opposing civil service, but that he S- eM that it was purely legislative and a d no place in the constitution. He : vas supported in this by W. H. S.h lmpson, of Winnsboro. Mr. Thompson's motion that the Ro dla ordinance be returned to the con S'gaton with an unfavorable report "bseause it is totally legislative," was digated, Mr. Behrman and only one or .St other members of the committee N·g. s gfor it. SMr. Rosen, Esmond Phelps, Ivy G. . redge and Colonel Sullivan urged at the subject matter of the Rosen a'l sace belonged in the fundamental >j' , and Mr. Behrman and Mr. Thump I* asserted that it was purely legis IlMlie. A dozen other members of the utlmittee participated in the melange 1 verbal cross-fre, which reached i a I point of intensity that Chair ` ies Peterman used a heavy hammer S ' engaging of Mr. Rosen and Mr. i1 in debate recalled the- cam-I of the last eighteen months, the verbal clashing of these two foes attracted many conven delegates to the office of Fred J. 1 registrar of the state land of- I where the committee sessions t heMl. hsrs.w Rosen, Phelps and Kittredge I for the abolition of the "spoils " of which their political fhac I the Orleans Democratic Associa le now in control. They spoke t a frankness that was amazulng in annals. With Colonel Sullivan, are regarded uas the leaders ofi at-ring political organization k 1 defeated the New Orleans ma- r lest September an1 ousted Behr- i li e the chair of mayor which he i bald tSr 16tear. 1 - 'I told the committee plainly that a i-st civil service was not es- r EURRUED RE ADERS. itat a la Hache.-The prolonged , is having serious effect on the rops and early planted corn In actions of the parish. a A5mfl-le-Rom p. Leblance, lemo- r edidate for mayor of the town, Abbeille, was elected by a major o i3 votes over W. 8. Nilson, en the independent ticket. p iterest was.shown in the elec- t] sad a hard ight made by both i s l a Hsehe~-One hundred o rice land anu been seeded in tl Prisrh to date this year, as against L Seis at the same time last year. w are cultlvating their high- i in truck and corn crops and the g ds are beaing used mostly for o! a la Hache.-Polnte a la hs a new passenger and light il srvice inaSgurated by the fa Ortas Toye Toars. The trip is 1l tO thecity In ninety minutes ti the medal shellroad. a Ia Hache.-Llve stock dip Ja tck eradication in some parts 0 arish has began, due to the el o a few ticks brought in . t cattle receipts. The parish j diMng for the past two tl itaid to be 90O per cent tick- is a h ache.-The Plaque. parlsih grand Jury, which was te at the October term of ; i Colos R. 0. Carlisle as p tablished in New Orleans that their organization would be formedl in the next campaign to "swing the patron age club" which the old ring used to maintain itself in power for a quarter of a century. They urged that their organization and any other political organization be prevented from follow. ing such tactics and that the best method of preventing it was by the ap pointment of a civil service commis sion by the governor for long terms. The Rosen ordinance proposed a commission of three men with overlop ping terms at salaries of $5,000 a year, one to be appointed for six years, one for nine and one for twelve years, and at the end of their respective terms the succeeding appointments to be for twelve years each. "The methods of running primary elections in this state are a public scandal, and the present system of per mitting the use of slush funds in poli tical campaigns is debauching the elec torate and should be stopped by a con stitutional provision with teeth in it," J. Flood Madison, delegate from More house parish, asserted in a statement before the suffrage committee of the Constitutional Convention recently. Air. Payne of Natchitoches introduc ed an ordinance designed to obviate the necessity for a multiplicity of elec tions by permitting a general election to take the place of a primary in cer tain cases. Its provisions are: "'All candidates for offices made elective in this constitution shall be nominated by a primary or primaries to be held by the several political par ties as shall be provided by law; pro vided that where seventy-five per cent of the number of registered voters in the state or in any district or parish or municipality thereof, shall be affil iated with any one poltical party, there shall be no primary election in the state, or in the district, or in the par ish, or the municipality as the case may be, and in such a case may be, and in such a case the legislature shall provide for election of such offi cials at the general election by first and second choice voting." An ordinance was introduced by Mr. LaFargue of Avoyelles covering tne distribution of public school funds. It provides: "There shall toe free public schools for the white and colored race, sepa rately established by the Legislature throughout the state for the education of all the children of the state be tween the ages of six and eighteen years; provided, that where kindergar ten school exist, children between the ages of four and six may be admitted into said schools. All funds raised by the state for the support of public schools, except poll taxes, shall be dis tributed to each ,parish in proportion to the number of children there is be tween ages of six and eighteen yeaes." The plan of the State Bar Assocla tion, more generally known as "the Spencer Plan," for reorganization of the udijclary system of the state, was introduced by Mr. Sholars of Ouachi ta. The ordinance is in the same form approved by the Bar Association meet ing at New Orleans, February 26, with two changes. One change keeps the present judges of the Appellate Courts in office. It provides: "'The chief justice and associate Jus tices of the Supreme Court and the judges of the several courts of ap peals now In office or hertofore elected to, but not yet inducted into office, shall be respectively chief Justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Courts of Ap peals hereby created." The other change relates to the re tirement of judges. It provides: "Any judge of the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal and District Courts may also be retired either (1) upon his own application, after having reached the age of 70 years and after having served continuously fifteen years in a Judicial capacity immediate ly prior to his application for retire ment, and provided 'proceedins fos his removal have not been initiated. - - ----- - - -.- -- ---- -- 4 Lake ~harles.--Practically all the land in this parish that will be put in rice this season has been plowed. Napoleonville-Manrice Klots was awarded the Studebaker ugnt six au tomobile that was owned by Henry Blanchard of thistown at the Victory Theater here. Napoleonville.-The sale of the pews at St. Ann Church here brought the sum of $3,758.50. The committee In charge of the sale of pews being mntirely satisfied with the result. Monroe.-West Monroe held its third trade day observance recently. Large numbers of country people were in attendance. Prizes aggregat ng several hundred dollars were iven. The Knights of Pythias Band )t Monroe furnished music for the oc aslon. Lake Charles.-The DeBarkley fam ly of Lake Charles, which includes ather, mother end six children, have eft for a six months' tour in Syria, :he boyhood home of 8. M. DeBark ey. Monroe.--W. L. Slayton of Toledo, 3., have purchased $60,500 worth of lectric light bonds of an issue of 140:000 offered by the manicipality. The money derived from the sale of he bonds will be used to pay off the ndebtedness against the new electric ight and power plant. N·apoleonvllle.-Miss Kate Landry, eacher of third and fourth grade, La adle High School has resigned her osition and Miss Buelah Rivet of 'laquemi has succeeded her, and tas kd the pIstloa. CRISIS IS NEAR IN BRITISH INDUSTR" t GREAT COAL STRIKE IS DRIFTINI INTO A DETERMINED STRUGGLE. WILL USE STERN MEASURE! Industrial Works Plan To Clop Down-Nation 'Awaits Word From Railroad Workers as To Join ing Miners. London.-Signs point to the dispute between the coal miners and the gov ernment drifting in the direction o t the most serious industrial crisis ii a recent years. It is rumored that the governmen has plans under consration whilc 1 are likely still furth inflame the miners, while furtheu gency reg i ulations will be issued it addition tb orders in council giving the various governmental departments which an affected most unlimited powers t take possession of mines, lands, build ings, gas, electric and water supplies horses, food and forage, and to re quisitlon all 'kinds of transport, in t cluding tramways and light railways to close ports or harbors, control ship ping and cargoes, fix prices of coa and prohibit or regulate the sale ant supply of motor fuel. Much may depend upon the attitude of the government as revealed by th4 debate in the House of Commons ant will decide whether the other sections of the "triple alliance," the railway men andthe transport workers, wil strike in support of the miners. The railway men strongly favor s strike, on the ground that when the railways are taken out of govern ment control a similar situation ma] arise and unless they support the miners now they cannot expect the miners' support should they need !, at that time. Moderate opinion is concentratinl as favor of the suggestion offered re cently by Alfred Bigland, coalitiot Unionist, that the so-called de-contrc bill should be rescinded and the time I limit for control fixed for May 30 instead of March 31, thereby girlan time for discussion and arrangemenl of the wage question and the educa tion of the miners to the real indau trial position at home and abroad. John Robert Clynes and Arthui Henderson, the most independent o, the Liberals, intend to press this sug gestion upon the government. Germans Threaten Reprisal. Berlin.--TIT Berlin hotel proprie tors are threatening a boycott of the wines, liquors and cigars produced b. former enemy countries, as a reprisa for the occupation of German citile by the allies and the' application ol the other penalties decided upon al the London reparations conference. Textile Crisis Grows. Barcelona.-Textile manufacturer' have issued a note declaring that the crisis in that industry is increasing One hundred and forty factories is Catalonia have closed, says the note involving the dismissal of 20,000 work era, while 420 more plants are work ing only three days per week. Coal Rationing Ordered. ILondon.-The Board of Trade hax issued orders rationing and reducin coal for the British Isles. It is report ed streets signs are prohibited, the relglations being virtually identical with those issued during $n the strike Ia 191. Minrs House Wrecked. Blrmingham. Ala.-A house occeu plod by a white miner at the Coal Mont mines of the Brookside-Pratt Mining Company, 2 miles south of Birmingham, was partly wrecked by dynamite recently. Mexlco To Oust Reds. Mexico City.-The arrest here of Lann A. E. Gale, American radics and editor of the International Moenth ly, was made at the personal direc tion of President Obregon, it was said. Gen. Hailer Fired On. Warsaw, Poland.-Gen. Joseph Hal cer, commander-ln-chief of the Polish armles, narrowly escaped a bullet fired through the window of a railway car recently, says the Warsaw Ga sette. Wood May Visit Japan. Wasuhington.-MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood was authorized to accept the in vitation extended him by the Jspa. nese government to visit that country after his visit to the Philippines. Jews Are Persecuted. Vienna.-Excesses upon the Jews of Budapest. in which a large number were wounded, are reported to have taken place recently according to dis patches received from the Hungarian capital. Western Electric Prospers. New York.-Total sales of the Western Electric Company during 1,20 amounted to $106,112,000 uas com ared to $206,11U00 as compared with $135.72e 0 or 11. Cz Call of the Great Outdoors OU o,-H-O-Hott COM' ON OUT 1 1 h GERMANS RELEASE 1 NEUF AND ZIMMER SAMERICANS ARE GIVEN FREE. - DOM BY ORDER OF THE GER 0 MAN GOVERNMENT. a I Mosbach, Germany.-Carl Neuf and i Franz Zimmer have been released d from imprisonment here. The sen tences of Neuf and Zimmer, both at * tached to the American army of occu e pation and under confinement here for d their attempt to arrest Grover C. Berg 5o doll, the American draft evader, have y been remitted by the Baden govern I ment. The German authorities said the ye a lease was effected at the request of e the German federal government, and 1. that it is dependent upon the good y behavior of the men. Both the Amer e icans are expected to reach Coblenz e in a few days, where neither the Bad it en nor th efederal government will have any authority over them. Sus g pensions of the sentences are regard ed practically as pardons. n The release of the men has aroused :l great interest in German circles, and e already, it is said, a member of the ), Nationalist party will make it the g basis of interpellations when the it Reichstag convenes after the Easter 8. recess. . The action of the Baden govern ment in releasing the men was due ir to representations made by Brig. Gen. f H. T. Allen, commander of the Amerl c. an general staff, to the governmenl through a member of the General Staff, who went to Berlin recently and conferred with the German authori ties. Neufrs wife returned to Coblenz from Mosbach, where the two men were jailed, and was delighted by the news of their release. The Rhineland 1 doughboys are preparing for a big wel come and ovation for their comrades who will be bripht by automobile to Coblens. Mutiny Charge Dropped. New Orleans.-United States Comn missioner Browne has discharged from custody Philip Bender, Henry Elpan, Hans Rauldin, L. Kuprezuff and D. Dorsh, charged with mutiny in connec tion with a disturbance aboard the Shipping Board vessel City of Alton near Rio de Janeiro. To Govern Canal. Washington.-Col. Jay J. Morrow, who has been acting as governor of the Panama Canal Zone, was formally appointed to the governorship recent ly by President Harding. The presi dent appointed Capt. Sumner E. W. Kittelle of the navy governor of the Virgin Islands. Lead Price Raised. New York.-The American Smelt. ( ing and Refining Company has advanc ed the price of lead from 4 to 4.10 cents a pound. Gen. Haines Returns. I Hoboken, N. J.-Brig. Gen. Haines, I adutant of the United States marine corps, has returned here ou the steam ship Colon after a seven weeksj' In spection of marines in Hayti and San to Domingo. Is Appointed Consul. Washington.-Wesley W. Frost, i forelgntrade adviser of the State De partment, has been detailed as consul at Marseilles, France, W. W. Cumber land has been designated acting trade adviser. I Greek Repel Attacks. Athens.-The Greeks have captured Axghin and held it against 22 Turkish Scounter-attacks, says the official com munication issued recently. Kovalitsa also has been taken bythe Greeks. Box Plant is Burned. Newbern, N. C.-Pire of an undeter mined origin destroyed the Neuse Ve neer & Box Co. pltnt here, entailing a loss to building and stock estimated at between $75,000 and $100,0uu, with $30,000 insurance. Berry Records Broken. New Orleans. - All records have been broken by this spring's shipment of strawberries to Northern markets from the berry-growing parish o reiaspahoe FORMER EMPEMOR I ATTEMPTS RETURN AUSTRIA CLOSES HER FRONTIERS AGAINST EX-EMPEROR CHARLES, Vienna.-The entire Austro-Hunga. d rTan frontier has been closed by joint action of the two governments pending . the final disposition of former Empe ror Charles. The Spanish minister r here has asked the government for a pass to enable the ex-ruler to cross a the country, and it is reported that Charles Intends transferring the entire former royal family to Spain. Semi-official advices from Budapest I say the Hungarian regent, Admiral 1 Horthy, is using the attempt of I Charles to regain the throne to * strengthen his own position as dicta z tor. Admiral Horthy already has ar I- rested several army leaders who ap 1 peared inclined to place themselves in - the service of the former emperor, the I- advices say. The Austrian government is taking I every possible precaution to prevent I Charles from reentering the country e from Steinamanger, West Hungary, a where he has taken refuge. Armed a guards from varnous organizations r have been stationed along the frontier to Intercept the former emperor should he attempt to recross into Austria. e Armories of the association of former . officers are under heavy guard to I- prevent the removal of arms, and t homes of all generals in the old im 1 perial army are under police surveil I lance. It is reported that many offl i* cers of the old army are hurrying in groups to towns adjacent to Steins z manger. 2 Meanwhile the "little entente," e comprising Czecho-Slowakia, Jugo i Slavia and Rumania, has served no tice on the Austrian government that , troops will be marched Into Austria at the slightest indication that former Emperor Charles is to be permitted to remain in the country. Uneasiness and nervousness prevail among all classes in Vienna, wnere D the situation is considered one of the utmost gravity. Charles visited Budapest recently, with the idea of taking possession of a the Hungarian throne, but was unable a to induce the Hungarian government to fall in with his plan, it has been learned from unofficial but excellent sources. The former ruler came to Budapest, accompanied by two friends. He arrived at the palace at 1 o'clock In the afternoon, and invited Admiral Horthy, the regent, to turn over the reigns of government to him. The regent, however, refused and ilinduced the ex-monarch to promise to return to Switzerland. Steamer Service Resumed. Washington.-Regular steamer serv Ice between Mediterranean and north ern Brasilian ports has been begun by the Italian National Navigation Com pany. Oklahoma Solons Quit. Oklahoma City.-By a concurrent - resolution adopted by the Senate and - House, the eighth session of the Okla - homa legislature has adjourned sine die. Huge WIreless Station. Washington.-Work oil a wireless - station at Shanghai, to be the largest I in the world, will begin soon under an - agreement between the Chinese gov 1ernmen and the Federal Telegraph Company, an American concern, it was announced. I Churchill Is Recalled. Lo ndon.-According to the London SDaily Express Premier Lloyd George Shas wired Winston Churchill to leave Egypt immediately for England. Women Made Eligible. SNashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee SBenate, with one dissenting vote, pass ed a bill introduced by Mrs. Parks t Worley, Tennessee's only woman legis lator, making women eligible for pub lic office. 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