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NEW ANNEX TEMPLE
B'NAI ISRAEL NEAR COMPLETION SD ......Day (Continued from Page One) piceý and will be furnished complete as a vers library with librarian's desk, library' Ti tables and chairs. The other three at ( rooms have blackboards on the walls nent and will be used as class rooms. Two mitt of them will have stationary school and seats and desks, while the third will have one-arm chairs, and will be usedo also as an office for the Rabbi. The the rooms are splendidly lighted, and most attractive as well as suited to whic the purpose for which they are in- lege: tended. The building is heated by steam, daub the boiler being located in a small the basement at the rear of the new build- the 1 ing. The heater has been made large Apri enough to heat the Temple as well as T} the Annex, and radiators have been of f installed also in the Temple. The fron old furnace formerly used in the trict Temple has been removed. Maj, In view of the fact that the build- ingt ing is an annex and is built on lim- Ai ited space, its exterior appearance is TI surprisingly beautiful. It was plan- of a ned by Messrs. Toledano, Wogan and for Bernard of New Orleans, a firm of at a architects that has to its credit some mak of the most attractive buildings in $5,01 Baton Rouge as well as the more amo humerous and elegant buildings in vari New Orleans and elsewhere. The Unil architects planned a building which, nun while economical and practical, is a fron most artistic addition, blending in lines and finish with the old Temple. the This latest improvement to the the Temple is the first to increase the thot size of the building, though the Ron structure has undergone many reno- real vations. The building was erected in pop] Civil War times, was used originally A as a church, and then as a Catholic in E school. It was purchased by the soci Synagog in 1876, when it was remod- St. elled and dedicated. About the year M 1905, while Rabbi Rosenthal, now of Net Columbus, Georgia ministered here, Met the Temple was greatly improved, and 'p, again in 1915 under the leadership of Nev Rabbi Sternhein. These renovations "Po beautified the Temple proper, and also Cha provided a small house in the rear of i sb the Temple lot---"the old Annex", 'as T it was familiarly called--which, hav- H. ing served for some years as school Rob and meeting house, has now been de- son molished to make way for the new, vice real Annex, which fqrms part of the Bab Temple buitaing. Discussion as tospe advisability of building began in the the fall of 1918, and in June 1919, a small brit meeting was called by Mr. Henry led Cohn, Jr., then president of the con- $32 gregation, at which meeting, $10,000 the was pledged by members for erecting 1 a building. After this, the project Co made progress, plans were made, and 0. various problems in connection there- CuI with discussed. On April 10, 1921, a Arl special meeting of the entire congre- ene gation was held, at which Mr. Adolph Be Elgutter, then president of the con- Go gregation, showed a picture of the Mi proposed $20,000 building, reconm- Hc mnended by the committee Which had Ke been working on the proposition, This committee was composed of Mr. Hc Henry Cohn, Jr., chairman, and fli Messrs. Henry Lehman Cohn, Solon on Farrnbacher, Lep Sommers, Mayer br Mass, Buffington S. Mayer, Maurice 10 J. Mayer, and I. H. Rubenstein. The th congregation decided unanimously of that the contract should be let at once. Actual work was begun on July 1st, 1921. Mr. Maurice J. Mayer was delegated to superintend the con struction of the building, and his con scientious work in the matter has sh earned the gratitude of the congrega- o( tion. nm In speaking of the erection of the hi building, Rabbi Reinhart declared that ei three leaders in the congregation had made the ,ew building possible: Mr. I Henry Cohn, Jr., for his starting the te project, and being its first and con- s stant champion; Mr. Solon Farrnbach- i. er, through whose tact and determin- 1V ation, all difficulties were met and Avercome, and Mr. Maurice J. Mayer, t whose interest and labor "saw the t project through." The Temple Annex will be com pletely furnished by the Temple Sis- a terhood. Funds have been raised and ii dedicated to this purpose. A good r part of the.furnishingshave already ( been purchased, and tl4 ladies hope a that all will be ready or having the c building fully equipped 'hen it is op- I ened. The new building is a source of pride to congregation B'nai Israel, who rejoice in the facilities it provides for its work, as well as the fact that i it is an ornament to thle city. When 4 the building is formally opened, a I public reception will be held and Bat- 1 on Rouge will be invited to inspect I the Annex. Talk about luck. A man in Balti more sued for damages for being run over by an automobile and got enough money to buy one of his own. POPPY SALE Saturday, January 8 was Poppy Day in Baton Rouge under the aus pices of the National Memorial Uni versity association. This association has headquarters at Chattanooga, Tenn., until perma- THI nently located by the National Com mittee. It is formed for the pur pose of securing the necessary funds and the establishment of a National Memorial University, centrally and conveniently located, as a tribute to Th the men who gave their lives to the was country during the World War, in year which special scholarships and privi- was leges are to be extended to the child- pear: ren of these men and to the sons and of ti daughters of all men who served in provi the army, navy or marine corps of jail, the United States at any time between badl3 April 1, 1917 and November 11, 1918. of tl The national committee is composed refuý of fifty members, one at large, one crim' from each state and one from the Dis- and t.rict of Columbia, the chairman being were Major-General Peter C. Harris, Wash- autos ington, D. C.. Adj.-Gen'l. of the U. S. are Army. Th The plans contemplate the raising knov of a sum of money equal to one dollar Ben for each man who was in the service posit at any time during the World War, be hi making in aggregate something like old $5,000,000. The raising of this way amount will be apportioned to the statE various countries and parishes of the gent United States in proportion to the prisc number of men entering the service man, from that particular county. Where poppy sales are conducted wide the amount raised is deducted from beloi the total and so from about two uppe thousand dollars that East Baton arra Rouge would be asked for the .$313.45 pers realized Saturday from the sale of uppe poppies will be deducted. the Among the clubs fostering this sale prise in Baton Rouge were: The Civic As sociation, Joanna Waddill Chapter, gro St. Margaret's Daughters. ed f Miss Maude Parks, of Hastings, lady Neb., and Mrs. John 0. Flautt of sinc Memphis, Tenn., are directors of one "Poppy Sales." They came here from pres New Orleans which will conduct to b "Poppy Day" soon, and left here for lic Chattanooga, Tenn., where a big sale the i sbeing launched this week. you1 The local workers were: Mrs. C. mai H. Stumbeg, chairman; Mrs. J. J. tha Roberts, treasurer; Mrs. J. H. David- to son was invaluable with clerical ser- stat vices and the naifie of Mrs. L. U. The Babin . mas sent into headquarters for special service. Miss Lena Meyerer of a the high pchool led in sale of poppies bringing in $56.69. Mrs. J. H. LaCou" was led the matrons with a total sale of tim $32.75 and Master Vernon LaCour lt:J A the boys, his amounu being $1:x.7. whi Those selling were Mrs. J. H. LA- cite Cour, Mrs. Mary Robrtson, Mrs. John whc 0. Flautt, Misses Maude Parks, Helen up Cushman, Catherine Ortlieb, Clara a !Arbour, Lena Meyerer, Louise Hoch- ca enedel, Dorothy Rex, Barbara Franlk, wo IBessie Rex, Alyce Kahn Genevieve un -Gordon, Emthie Amiss, Mlary Lcuise wa BMiner, Billie Ligon, Vernon LaCour, wil -Howell Morgan, Jr., and "Cricket" pe IKean. ex Headquarters were the Istrovma co Hotel. Mayor Grouchy bought the co I first poppy of Mrs. Flautt; the mos; 9i I one poppy brought was $10.00 and one r brought $5.00; the remainder sold for F e 10c and upward. In spite of the rain e the workers worked and the result Re Y of $313.45 was considered satisfactory. r DEATH OF MRS. SWART. an - The friends of Mrs. R. Swart were ch S shocked to learn of her death which Ri o- occurred at her home on Wednesday es morning at 2 A. M. Although she e had been ill for several months, the bi t end was unexpected. ar d The deceased was the wife of the tic r. late Reinhart Swart and the daugh- ca he ter of the late Mrs. Gesselly, and is ti l- survive ' by one daughter, Mrs. Lou- cc h- ise S rt Collins and three sons, re n- Messre. R. Swart of New Mexico, B d William and Nicholas Swart, besides U S, two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Gessely of o0 he this city and Mrs. Clara LaPlace ofI T New Orld!ns. fi n. Mrn Swart was a devoted mother ti s- and hd presence will be sadly missed C nd in her home circle. She was a charter od member of Henry Watkins Allen 1 ly Chapter, U. D. C., in which she took fi pe a great interest and in which she was he one of its most popular members. Al I p- beautiful wreath of snow drops and , narcissus was sent by the chapter as g of a tribute of the esteem in which she /E el, was held. | les The services were held at the fam-i hat ily home on East Boulevard at 4 1 len o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. ( a Father Rambout, officiating. The in- t at- terment was made in the Magnolia i aect cemetery and the remains were fol-I lowed by a large concourse of mourn-[ ing relatives and friends. The mag nificent floral offerings sent by loving lti- friends was a testimony to the es-] Ine teem in which she was held in this -Ot community. his Subscribe for the Enterprise. PASSING OF ANCIENT LANDMA RKS RECALLED THE FIRST JAIL AND COURT HOUSE-"UNCLE BE N" OLD TIME EXECUTIONS-L OC A L ORATORS-THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE ORGANIZED. The parish of East Baton Rouge wol was organized some three or four for years previous to the time the city on Iwas chartered as a town, and it ap- on pears that among the very first acts fea of the police jury was one making ha! I provision for the construction of a hat f jail, which one may believe was a thi badly needed institution on account yes of the lawless characters who took 1 1 refuge here to escape punishment for eve criminal deeds committed elsewhere, pai and to house captured theives who jai were as numerous as bank robbers, kin automobile highwaymen and theives Th are today. die The name of the first jailor is un- mu known, but is known that old man ma r Ben Bryan occupied that responsible ] e position for many years, and it may thi be he was the first one appointed. The tio e old gentleman, grandfather by the sol s way to Alex Bryan, an official at the a e state penitentiary, was a kind and cCl e gentle old fellow, but nevertheless no fai e prisoner escape from him in all the sad e many years of his occupancy. The jail was of two stories, with hei d wide open iron gratings above and no n below and with a death trap on the du o upper floor, close to the grating, so ex. n arranged that when a condemned sol 5 person was executed the fall was from f upper to lower story in full view of wr the spectators out in front of the we e prison, or I witnessed the hanging of two ne- the r, groes, a man and a woman, condemn- he e'd for the murder of a young white pa Slady and while I have attended many an ºf since in civic and military life, the ro |f one here mentioned made such an im- ot' n pression upon my youthful mind, not wi tt to be forgotten while life lasts. Pub- ur ir lic sympathy was largely in favor of be oe the condemned, both of whom were in young, neither over twenty, and both us , maintained even upon their death trap th j that their master had compelled them to commit the awful deed, and their of r- statement was generally believed. SI 7 Their master was afterwards arrest- bi r ed, but as -no evidence was presented at ,released. o ntii r slaves m was valueless under the laws at that o Stime. w . Another hanging in the first jail, in which was preceeded by intense ex- ol ,. .citement, was of a slave woman, it ni who stabed her mistress while being C en upbraided for some misdemeanor with o0 ra a carving knife she was using. The a' h- carving knife she was using when h , wound was not a severe one, but si ve under the black code death si ise was the penalty meted a slave who ,, wilfully drew the blood of a white o t" person. Mrs. Markham used every v exertion to save her slave from the F na consequences of her rash act, but the a he community would not consent and in- a s. sisted that the law be enforced. The 0 woman was hanged and thereafter s, for many years no negro would pass a; on that side of Lafayette street where- is on the Markham residence was located, c, fearing to encounter the ghost of the hanged negress. However, Mr. Mark- , ham built himself a new residence and ii this, together with the passing of o years, laid the spook forever. c, The first and only white person g ever hanged by judicial degree in this n parish was executed in the present w jail shortly after its completion. A kind of a house warming, as it were. d s The doomed man was a private sol dier who had been convicted for the u muraer (of a comrade in the most cruel v manlier and for slight cause. y It is said by citizens who were in ti y this city during the Federal occupa- A e tion `ha' two or three white Federal ti soldiefr were Psecuted after trial by I a co'ýrt-martial fcr the ml tr,lr ,f a d commissioned officer, but of that af- i o fair I knew nothing more than here- e esay. Several negroes have been sent f hence by the death trap in the jail ti d now in use but which is to pass away eduring this year with its story of t o executions and escapes, of sighs and e I sorrows. s n Adjoining the jail was a cottage, Il f wherein the jailor and his deputies i e were quartered, in the front gallery I or porch on which we boys would ga - ther to listen to the old jailor asl - he told of good and bad men of the I e past; of Murrel, the highway man y and his gang of horse thieves and" e robbers; of famous murder trials and I - other criminal matters, and he always 1 t wound up by saying, "Yes, I've locked i =- up the worst criminals in this country, f but boys, many good men have been re in that jail." "Uucle Ben," as he was ' h usually addressed, was the father of p the late Major B. F. Bryan. m The court house of the early days r of municipal life, lately known as the d. St. Louis street school house, was t- built about the same time as the jail id above mention ed es most roomy building in town and the ai one wherein most public meetings were held. Eighth of Januarg, Wash i,, ington's Birthday, Fourth of July, x- orators poured forth fiery eloquence n, in boosting the American Eagle and rig Goddess of Liberty, and denouncing* th our late allies, the English in fervent, le and patriotic words and sentences and en here, too, politicians setforth their gt superior qualifications for office while ith seeking the votes of constituents. to The old court house has gone, the te old jail preceeded it by many years, ry while the voices of Dunn, Brunot, he Elam, Burke, Sherburne, Herron and he other speakers who once held their n- audiences spellbound by their elo 'he quence have long been mute in death. r FIFTH RED CROSS ROLL CALL. Se t Red Cross Has 3,827 Members For pa Year 1922. Bs Si With hte first issue of the Worn- M an's Enterprise in the new year vari- B ous annual happenings should be i e chronicled and so we report the fifth B h Red Cross roll call which was inter- te y esting in many respects. p 1e Chiefly notable is that so many I] 1e business concerns went 100 per cent E and men's clubs helped so much, par- I S le ticuularly the Nicholson Post, Ameri- S h- can Legion, the Eagles and the voca- e is tional men's organization. Special e •- courtesies as ads and services were C 5, rendered by the Louisiana National e o, Bank, the Ban kof Baton Rouge, the 1 ss Union Bank and Trust Company, Bat- I of on Rouge Electric Co., Cumberland I of Telephone Co., Farrnbacher's, Rosen- D field's, Welsh & Levy, Southern Sta- I er tionery Co., Everett School Supply r ed Co., the local press and others. I er The following firms and clubs went 1 en 100 per cent Red Cross during the 1 ,k fifth roll call: as I P. P. Gordon Company; American A Express Company; Tobias.Gass; Y. nd & M. V. Freight office, Gladden-Ed as gerton Oil Company; Gladney's print he Shop; Stroube Drug Store; N. W. Mayer Grocery; Callahan Motor Com m- pany; Dahlberg Brokerage Company; 4 Baton Rouge Dental Association; ev. Capital City Auto Company; Grad in- uate Nurse Association; Sommers lia Dry Goods Company; Paulsen's Drug ol- Store; S. H. Kress Company; Welsh rn- & Levy; Guarantee Shoe Store; Ro ag- senfield Dry Goods Company; Four ing rier Music House; Louisiana National es- Bank; Bank of Baton Rouge; Broth-1 his erhood of St. Andrew; Woolworth's Store; Jones & Whitaker; The Tog gery Shop; Fuqua Hardware Store; Belisle Tailoring Shop; House and Senate; Sales Department Standard Oil; Farrnbacher Dry Goods Com- ha pany; Bango Furniture Company; S Barnes Buick Company; Boston Shoe Store; Maas Brothers Clothing Store; or Maas rothers; Tobias Mercantile Co.; Baton Rouge Electric Company; eWestern Union Telegraph Company; S h Business Men's Bible Class; Presby terian Church; Standard Ice Com pany; Maurice Mayer; Baton Rouge y Drug Company; State-Times; Miss Effie Rex's Department; Varsity I Shop; Ed Schloss; Hub Cigar Stand; t i_ Simon & Son, jewelers; J. R. McGiv- G i- eran Lunch Room; Hub Confection- ai al ery; Federal Bakery; E. B. Escat ai e Grocery.... I. M. Causey; Wm. Mey- w al erer Grocery Store; Union Bank and « ie Trust Company; Abraham's Store; t- Laycock & Laycock, attorneys; Dixie id Furniture Store; Webre Brothers' n- Meat Market; J. E. Ortlieb, printer; a a- Piggly Wiggly Store; Dupuy's Phar ly macy; Hernandez Grocery Store; Baton Rouge Ice Company; Kahn nt Krauss; Dixie Mercantile Company; he Reymond's; Union Builders' Supply Company; Temple Sisterhood; L. R. in & N. Ticket and Dispatcher's Office; Y. Tonguis & Singletary; Henry Strauss; d- Southern Stationery Company; Globe c nt Furniture Company; Baton Rouge 1 N. Water Works; Hochendel Grocery; n- Kahn Brothers; Kean Brothers; Bake y; Rite Bakery; Becker Furniture Corn n; pany; Delco Light Company; L. A. 1 id- Champagne Auditing Company; Tay lrs lor & Porter law office; Sheriff and ug Clerk of Court's office; Armour & Ish Company; L. R. & N. Freight Office. nr- It is a good rule not to criticize na1 a man who is doing a thing unless th-' you have proven that you can do h's the thing better than he is doing it. ýg- If all of us should follow this rule re; there would be mighty little criti-f md cism in the world. RED CROSS ACTIVITIES I PLA The work that the local Red Cross is called upon to do increases from month to month. In addition to the cases of destitute and needy families already handled this month though .att only ten days are gone, there have I been three cases of family desertion Ii d and two of children in immoral en- In vironment. So that work may he done more ef- stat fectively, Miss Graham, the executive wor secretary is working toward enlisting er assistance from trained volunteers as lein is done in other large cities in the i'lean country. IWon In oreder to prepare those who are Fine willing to give some volunteer time, Ilepa Char if only to do the entire work with1Cha one family a Chapter Course of Short Art course in Social service work is to be pet given at Chapter headquarters begin- Lear ning Febrdary 13 and lasting two New of L weeks. The short course will be under the direction of Dr. Alexander Johnson. The Dr. Johnson is one of the big fig ures in social work in America. He was the first director of the New York School of Philanthropy, at one time general secretary of the National is t Association of Charities and correc tion and is a well known writer along requ lines of civic and social work. I Dr. Johnson is best known in Louis- lobb iana as being called to this state to Bato establish the Milne Home for Feeble keep minded girls which though only a the 1 few years old ranks with the best of the country. WOrn Dr. Johnson will deliver twelve lec tures at the local chapter house, one any each day for the two weeks and the the subject is developed by giving the their background of relief work and bring ing it up to present day social work. legit His lectures will be as follows: M 1. General laws and first princi- Rou ples. Responsibility for public and Her private aid. Distribution of the work. 2. Origin and development of pub- Illu lic aid. Early legislation. American mer beginnings. Indoor and outdoor re- edit I lief. 3. Wards of the state. Classifi- o I cation of subjects and institutions. her [The Nueropathic family. F 4. The almshouse as the germ of yea industrial relief. Developments from of s the germ. e 5. The state and her defectives A. ma s Schools for deaf and blind. Hospitals the I and schools for cripples, etc. e minded. Hospitals and colonies for s epileptics. 7. The insane and their care. What th r, is insanity. Increase of insanity. e Treatment, etc. on' d 8ý The wayward and delinquent. in g Juvenile delinquents. Truant schools. aid t, Reformatories for adults. Rescue ati d homes,\ etc. th r 9. The dependent child. Institu e tions and child placing. Mother's pensions. Child labor. o e 10. Origin and development of or s, ganized charity. t, 11. The cry of case work. Its gen d eral application and all social welfare ir efforts. . 12. Modern social welfare work. Jo I, ts development since 1900. The th - future of social welfare work. ye Pratical training in case work will vi be given by Miss Graham who herself ab has had training in the New York is SSchool of Social Work and the Charity a organization Society of New York p City. ke ST. MARGARET'S DAUGHTERS ge The past year has been interesting s for St. Margaret's Daughters. Among f ty the pleasures was the co-operation d; the cirele shared with Red Cross, v- Good Fellows, Knights of Columbus in- and Catholic Daughters of America at and others working for community welfare. nd It was during the past year that "varsity manor" was established. e This house is rented by the circle, ,furnished and financed by it for the er accommodation of L. S. U. coeds. The ar- discipline of the young ladies is under re; the direction of Mrs. A. M. Herget, c dean of L. S. U. Mrs. - Cole will be the house hostess to take up ply her duties immediately. R. The autumn festival fer "Varsity ice; Manor" for furnishings, etc., netted ssmore than $1,000, the utility and obe candy sale last month for local' chari ty netted more than $100. Other Sbenefits are planned for the near fu Ik ture. The work meetings conducted at the homes of the members have A. been profitable and pleasant. The 'ay- circle plans to continue these, to have: and study meetings and to organize a &junior department. Fice. o Cloves are still being sold, for cizethere are a few old-fashioned women lesleft who put up their own pickles. do r it. Another sign of returning sanity rule is that the newspapers are giving riti-, less space to the professional news papers. PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR FEDERATION ADMINISTRATION (Continued from Page One) Mtate Library Commission; Mrs. S. I'. Weave\r of Shr(veport, chairman of Kindertrarten work. In addlition to this Mrs. J. II. Ged uldit of Shreveport has been made state chairman of Parent-Teacher work in order to stress Parent-Teach er work in the state. Mrs. Harry P. Gamble of New Or leans, president of the New Orleans Woman's Club is chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Under this department, Mrs. A. B. Glenn of Lake Charles in charge of the division of Art has been interested in the per petuation of the Art of Academic Learning. Miss Imogene Stone of Newcomb is chairman of the division of Literature and Mrs. H. I). Wilson of Ruston of the division of Music. The work of the Music divison will be in line with the resolution adopted at the recent convention, asking that music be included in the public school course. Mrs. V. V. Sessions of Baton Rouge is the newly appointed chairman of Legislation. This is in line with the request expressed by many that the federation should not maintain a lobby at the Legislature, but that a Baton Rouge woman be appointed to keep in touch with the progress of the bills in which women are interest ed; and to keep in touch also with the women "back home" whose wishes mean more to the representative than any other influence. We hope that the "women back home" will tell their representative that they want in the way of legislation before the legislature convenes. Mrs. Mary C. Herget of Baton Rouge is chairman of Publicity. Mrs. Herget will give her attention par ticularly to the club department of the Picayune, and local news for the Illustrated News. The club depart ment in the Illustrated News will be edited by Mrs. George Wasey of Lake Charles, who will be glad of any items of interest which the clubs can send her. Miss Agnes Mimes has for eight years so ably handled the department of Public Welfare that to replace her would be disastrous and she will re main, to do the same good work in the future. In addition to this estisblii k ., stress this year upon cooperation be tween the state home demonstration work and the clubs. To that end all the clubs in the state will be asked to get in touch with their parish dem onstraton agent, to help her in form ing clubs in the rural districts; to aid, when it is possible, in the form ation of parish federations such as those which in other states are draw ing the country woman and town woman together for their common good. THE LIBRARY The library, owned and conducted by Joanna Waddill Chapter, U. D. C. for Bthe benefit of the public had a good year 1921. Readers are cordially in 1 vited to come read or take out books [ absolutely, free of cost. When a book k is kept overtime or damaged there are fines, Rural readers are accorded k special privileges in that they may ,keep books two weeks instead of one week. Rural schools through theiir princi spals secure books and are reaping considerable pleasure and benefit thereby. S Mrs. J. H. Davidson has been a good gfriend to the library. Many valuable services have been received from her gratis and are Shighly appreciated by the manage ment and the librarian, Miss Mae Bar row. The annual report given briefly is d.as follows: new readers, 756; new rural readers, 158; new juvenile read 'lers, 233. Total readers, 1921, 28,016. eBooks donated, 925. he The management is confronted with e a move from the present quarters 'corner Church and Florida. The le building has changed hands and the up city commissioners are helping solve tthe problem of a new home. SThe Chapter will make formal pre. ed sentation of the books, equipment and rd library accessories to the people of r Baton Rouge when the city can fur er nish maintenance and housing facili. ties for a municipol library. ted we Each of Germany's blinded ex. he soldiers is provided with an official we "caretaker" and a specially trained a dog. The man who "lives at home and for boards at the same place" has not ien been loudest in complaints about the I. high cost of living. mity Difficulty is experienced in procur ing ing suitable horses for artillery, so ws. experiments are being made with mo tor tractors.