Clarion-News from Opelousas, Louisiana on September 9, 1922 · 9
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Clarion-News from Opelousas, Louisiana · 9

Opelousas, Louisiana
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Saturday, September 9, 1922
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n u 1 4 - All Jl r V : Osnr3offD-Prrogir2S s ISSUED EVERY 8ATURDAY MORNING BY THE CLARION COMPANY, LTDn PROPRIETORS RATE OF SUBSCRIPTION Invariably Cash in Advance ONE YEAR AH Poatofice, Express an Bank Money Orders, Checks, Drafts, Eetc for Sub- acrlptlorvs and AdverUslnfl must be made payable to the order of Th Clarion Company, Ltd, or to the Business Manager of the Company. Entered at tie Postoffice at Opelousas. La., as Second-class Mail Matt LOOK OUT FOR REFORMERS The appointment of Colonel Jason S. Joy, former National Executive Secretary of the American Red Cross as liaison officers between those who produce motion pictures and those who desire to see them play a better part in American life, may prove of benefit, but Air. Hays should be careful to see that the motion picture pendulum does not swing the other way to the injury of the industry. '. The world is filled with cranks, soreheads, and meddlesome people who live to reform everything in life but their own annoying characteristics! Naturally, everyone would like to see the salacious stripped from the screen, and it will be. At the same time it is easy to bend so far backwards that someone will fall down. If the cranks have their way the film will be so emacu- lated that it will draw an audience only of mollycoddles " which fortunately are in the great minority. It may be well to talk, of measures that will safeguard the immature mind from undue screen influence, though even this has its darigers. The drama has been kept safe and sane by the protection of public opinion and undoubtedly the screen will be safe if it be guarded by those who support it. r Mr. Col. Joy as an aide to Hays has his work cut out for him, and it is not provide a willing ear to every Pharas-aical reformer. , LOUISIANA AND FORD North Louisiana towns, Shreveport and Monroe, are to be complimented upon the promptness of their invitation to Henry Ford to come and abide with them. The other day Mr. Ford startled the country with, the announcement that, owing to the inability to get coal, he sWill close his industrial plants on September 16. Thereupon the business bodies of Shreveport and Monroe wired him saying that the natural gas resources of their section were so vast, that there was no reason why Mr. Ford should not make himself independent of coal profiteers and locate his industral plants in Louisiana. Mr. Ford has answered doubting whether gas could be used in his ovens. But it is to the credit of the Shreveport and Monroe people that they have not taken his telegram as closing the chapter and have asked him to come himself or send his expert to investigate conditions. We wish Mr. Ford would come hither and, if not moving his plants from Detroit,e establish supplementary factories for the building of his machines. It is hardly to be doubted that his engineers could work out plans which would make natural gas as serviceable a fuel as the anthracite he has been using. New Orleans States. I H-.;;lsl 1 1: l FREE DEMONSTRATION To any part of St. Landry Parish. We maintain a Victor Serivce Car for this purpose. VICTOR VICTROLAS ' "V " $25.00 to $250.00 " r - SOLD ON TERMS PHONE 37 or write for full particulars. DIETLElH JEWELRY STORE "No matter how busy we are J. We Always have the time." lie gistered LANDRY Optometrist STREET Louisiana Boy Writes Of Experience In U. S. Navy The following article is printed by the Clarion-Progress at the request of the U. S .Navy Recruiting Officer in New Orleans, in the hope that it will encourafge some young men to enlist in the service. . " Mr. Henry Clay .Bobinson, U. S. Navy, who enlisted in the Navy on November 6, 1915, at New Orleans, La., has returned home on a visit to his mother, Mrs. E. Woolfero, 2115 Peniston St., New Orleans, and at the request of the Officer in charge U. S. Navy Recruiting Station, New Orleans, La., has written the following history of this Naval Service. I enlisted in New Orleans as Apprentice seaman at $10.00 per month and was sent to the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Va. After six months of training I qualified as Seaman at . .24.00 per month and re ported on board the Naval Collier, Neptune, for duty. After three months on board the Neptune I qualified as, and was rated a Quartermaster Third Class, General and Sig nal, with another increase in pay to $33.00. The first trip I made on this vessel was to the tropics. Touched Cuba, Haiti, and Vera Cruz, Mexico, coaling the big ships and transporting Marines. We returned to Hampton Roads, Va., and then went to New York. We received orders there, and sailed the same night in company with another collier, the Jupiter. We did not know where we were bound, but the Neptune was the first U. S. ship to reach a foreign port after the declaration of war, putting in at Bordeaux, France, while the Jupiter made . St. Nazaire. Unloading our cargo at Bordeaux, we returned h to the states where I was transferred to the Naval Training Station at Nor folk, Va. I was transferred to the U. S. S. Cape Lookout, a transport then at Baltimore, Md. My first trip on her was to Bordeaux, France, via England. She made several trips to and from France during the war, and, we saw many foreign countries and experienced great excitement at times. Reaching Bordeaux the day the Armistile was signed, we were once ordered to return to the States, and report baclt to our home port, Baltimore, Md., Upon arrivall was trans ferred to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service at Baltimore and was assigned to the Pay Division as Pay Yeoman, servxing in that capacity for six months. ' I . was transferred to the , Navy-Yard at Philadelphia to report on board the minesweeper, Thrush. The big problem at hand was to clean up the American Mines in the North Sea. We sailed f roirf New York, touched at, Bermuda and the Azores Islands, stopping a few days in each place. Arriving in Scotland, we reported to our commander. About this time I was rated Quartermaster First Class with pay at $50.00 per month and ration allowance. I served for nine months on the Thrush and during that time visited many ports in Norway, Scotland, France and Italy, as well as many parts of: England. After the work was 4pne we returned to the states and entered the por"; of Charleston, S. C, where the Thrush was placed out of commission temporarily. I was then transferred to the School of Aerial Photography at Washington, D. C. The U. S. Navy offers to any young man of today an opportunity that can't be compared with any college or school or business, provided he is made of the right stuff and can produce satisfactory results. What I mean by that is, if a fellow wants to make his fortune bright and put himself in a position for life that will at all times enable him to look his fellow man square in the eye and at the same time give him a fair return for his efforts and ability, go into the Navy and see what you are made of. - That is a sure way to find out your value, as in the Navy today men are square, honest and upright in all their dealings. The schools are of the finest and are in charge of commissioned officers, who after years of hard study and application are well fitted for this duty. They are usually graduates of the Naval Academy. Every man that enters the Navy today has the opportunity, provided he has a high school education or its equivalent, to attend the Academy at Annapolis and take the course to become ta cmmisskmed officer. That alone -is a chance that is worth more than money can buy. Choice of many trades can be had if a man desires to make rood, and along with the travel and experience that comes with this training is DANCE PLATFORM IS BEING ERECTED BY CITY WOMEN VOTERS , . Mrs. Ducie Mornhinveg announced that the contract for the erection of an out-of-door dancing platform has been awarded and that work on the erection of the novel dancing hall will be, started without delay. According to the chairman of the League of Women Voters the platform wil be large enough to accommodate a large crowd ,of dancers and will be so constructed that it can be placed on any vacant lot in the heart of the city. Mrs. Mornhinveg stated thr.t the league realized the city was short of dancing space and believed that the dancing platform, which would be substantially built, would go for.1 to fill local wants. It is reported that the Cotton Carnival dance, at which the queen of the carnival will be crowned, will be staged on the League of Women Voters' platform, which, on this oc casion, will be placed on the court squaire to accommodate some two thousand peple. '-' ' Mis3 Beatrice Roberts of Alexandria returned to her home today, after visiting her mother, Mrs.. A. C. Skiles for a few days. the joy of association with clean, upright yoiifig Americans. Choice of many trades can be had if a man desires to make good, and along with the travel and experience that comes with this training is the joy of association with clean, upright young Americans. One of the finest schools in this ccuntry today is the School of Air-ial Photography, located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washing-t?on, where a man may go as an apprentice seaman and come out a first class photographer in every way. After two years practical experience he may become an expert in his line with a financial return of $126.00 per month and a splendid education Photography is on of the modern wonders, and the Govern ment school teaches it in all it's phases. The most interestin gpart of the Navy Course is Motion Picture photography. Ji. camera is installed in the bow of one of. the gian tseaplanes and moving, pictures are made of objects thousands of feet below with accuracy and detil as faine as can be produced in & still picture. After completing this course, I was transferred to the U. S. S. Shawmut, flag ship of the Atlantic Air Squadron where fifteen giant seaplanes guard the fleet and remain with it at all times. During my trip with the fleet as Chief Photo- 'grapher, many cities were visited as well as official photos made all over the country. As a chfef Petty Officer in the United States Navy today, a man has a base of pay $126.00 per month and substantial additions because of his service. When attached to the Aviation Units he is given a bonus of 50 per cent of his pay which brings it to about $200.00. Thanks to the work of the Navy Department and Congress, the new base pay is very satisfactory and will not be changed, unless it is to the benefit of the officers and men. Life in the Navy is absolutely what a man wants to make it; it is up to ham. Of course it is not a path of roses, as there are hard knocks and times that a man is called upon to exert all that is within him to cope with the situation, 'and it is during these periods that he proves his caliber and worthiness. There is no position of todav that offers the reward that a position in the naval Service does, after 16, 20 or 30 years a man may retire with $73.00, $94.00 or $126.00 per month for the rest of his life. What firm or business corporation today will offer the young man as much as that for equivalent service? None, jet! it is there in the New for the nan ! wno wants to take advantage of one of the finest opportunities that ever presented itself, and I feel tint if what I have said can helo these tltaf are coming into the Navy today w are contemplating such a sat t am glad to have served ft finest Navy in the world. . ' " I shall return to Washington and take up my duties with the Aviation Unit when my vacation is eaded NOTE: It is interests that the rates of pay have been great ly increased since Mr. loMni. enlisted. POISONED BOOZE DEATH TOLL IS CAUSING RAIDS Brooklyn Scene of Effort on Part of District Attorney to End Violations NEW YORK, Sept. 7. District Attorney -Rustin announced today he would raid every place in Brooklyn suspected of selling "home made" whiskey, as ithe death toll from "poisoned booze reached 11 since Labor Day. Rustin took this drastic action m order to prevent more deathsTrom poisoned booze in the Red Hook district. "This is a case in which a man has to hit first and apologize afterwards" said Rustin. NEW YORK, Sept 7. The distillery believed to have been turning out the booze responsible for ten or eleven death in Brooklyn since Labor Day was being sought today by po lice. Exclusive Agents Edwin Clapp Shoes. .Klip GIVES MOST THIS FALL FOR We make it our business to keep closely in touch with the market. But we were agreeably surprised when we first saw the Kuppentieimer Fall line at $35. Now The Suits Are Here We Are More Enthusiastic Over Them than Before We invite : you to see them try them on (compare them, from every angle, with $35 suits you see elsewhere. We are confident you will be just as enthusiastic about them as we are. Riseman Tankel The ; house of Kuppenheimer Clothe s ,T,nfacturers of te illicit tann are marketing their froduct at the cheapest prices since PrDWbttion, according to authorities. 4 ... . m.irf CUrtATJt unnic COMPLETE m a rmvcTnv. Sent. 7.- A mo-e to rally support for the complete of the Muscle Shoals power is planned by the American Mming Congress, which has called a convention to meet in Chattanooga, Ten. September 19, was . announced to- day. . Governors of southern statea mining, operators and others haven invited to attend. Thanks, We Have Ifc Grasshopper DnocraU Many Opelousas wonn voters are .,orV made up in arms over tne. by a leading New Orleans woman last week in a speech in New Orleans when the women were referred to as "err 51 ach nTiTtPr . lnsion is causing mu discussion and r enMeraiier $35.00 Saturday ScpttW Q, my result in soma KHM. leading fwu... One Tuesday tht tv- New Orleans . fT8 ia . state should certainly be on plane than grasshoppers, and proposed maldnar a n.i . dennnTicinv .n .v . "COtt, tfij a ow.u mcucs. Sh J a cotton w blnde or a democrat f- A """""a area, the rice belt section or Z center, but to be tem hopper Democrat- was of the question and Uii lT charging it HabU Our enhance into the . t arena was natulan. cause the ire mere aroused," declaim ; 'KISS " " term grasshoppers." It was Plainly evident tUbe elousas matron was visibly tffJS and if the fair voters of the ST City are not choice in their a split in the Democratic t, Z, vuc iiuuutans WIU gtep tight and collar the votes. in Dobbs' 9th Ave. Hat

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