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Improvements:

1 residence, 7 rooms. 2 residences, 6 rooms. 1 residence, 4 rooms. 6 cabins_

Appraiser's estimate $1, 800 2,000

650 250

NO. 436. BROWN, GEORGE W., 125 ACRES 5 acres agricultural class A, $250; 45 agricultural class B, $1,450; 14

acres agricultural class C, $185; 61 acres cut-over hardwood, $365_- $2,250 1 residence, cabins, and outhouses.

1, 100

Total.--

Improvements :

1 residence, 11 rooms.
1 3-car garage-
3 cabins
1 barn

3, 350 Appraiser's estimate $7,500

350 400 175

Total.--

8, 425

NO. 448. CARMOUCHE, ALICE, 15 ACRES 10 acres agricultural class B, $300; 5 acres cut-over hardwood, $25_---One cabin

325 100

Total_

425 Appraiser's estimate

$1,200

Improvements: 1 residence, 6 rooms_

NO. 496. GUMBLE, F., ESTATE, 700 ACRES 700 acres agricultural class C--No improvements.

7,000

NO. 504. HACKNEY, R. J., LUMBER CO., 5,360 ACRES 1914 acres cut-over cypress, $2,780; 3,446 acres cut-over hardwood, $17,230 -

20, 100 No improvements.

NO. 522. LACOUR, ADELE, MRS., 350 ACRES HOME PLACE 200 acres agricultural class B, $6,000 ; 150 acres cut-over hardwood, $750_ 6, 750 Residence, ins, and outhouses_

1,000 Total

7, 750 The following is an estimate of the replacement cost of the buildings herein described : Buildings on property of Mrs. Edgard LaCour:

Large residence house, frame construction, metal roof, 10 rooms
and hall, size of house 40 by 65 feet----

4,500 One 5-room cottage, frame construction, measuring 32 by 36 feet - 800 One store building, frame construction, measuring 24 by 40 feet_

250 One 4-room tenant house, frame construction, size 28 by 28 feet_ 275 One barn, frame and upright board construction, size 38 by 45 feet-- 300 Eight tenant houses, frame and upright board construction, size 16 by 28 feet, replacement cost placed at $200 each--

1,600

7, 725

Total.
Buildings on property of estate Edgard LaCour (lower place):

Two tenant houses, frame and upright board construction, size 16

by 28 feet, replacement cost placed at $200 each.Buildings on property of estate of Edgard LaCour (Singer place) :

One tenant house, frame and upright board construction, size 16 by

28 feet--

400

200

NO. 526. LACOUR, C. E., 118 ACRES 70 acres agricultural, class A, $2,800 ; 48 acres cut-over hardwood, $240 $3, 040 Cabins and outhouses-

250

Total...

3, 290 Appraiser's estimate

$1, 200

Improvements: Four 3-room cabins, $300_-

NO. 529. LACOSTE, A., 15 ACRES

10 acres agricultural, class B, $300 ; 5 acres cut-over hardwood, $25.--Residence---

$325 400

Total.--

Improvements :

1 residence, new, 8 rooms.
1 cabin
1 barn and garage-

725 Appraiser's estimate $3, 000

250 250

NO. 552. LOUISIANA INVESTMENT CO., 1,940 ACRES 150 acres agricultural, class A, $3,000; 350 acres, agricultural, class C,

$3,500; 1,440 acres land where timber is owned by another, $2,880.- $9, 380 Cabins -

500

Total_

9, 880

NO. 556. M'GRAW, J. H., 483 ACRES 62 acres agricultural, class B, $1,860; 46 agricultural class C, $690; 395

acres cut-over hardwood, $1,875; 3 miles hogwire fenceResidence and barns.

$3, 425 1,500

Total..

Improvements:

2 garages (good)
1 residence, 7-room and hall (fair).
3 cabins (fair)
2 barns (good).

5, 925 Appraiser's estimate

$100 1,500

450 650

NO. 557. M'GULL, ABRAM, 30 ACRES 10 acres agricultural, class B, $300; 20 acres cut-over hardwood, $100__-- $400 1 cabin and store building.

200

Total----

Improvements :

1 4-room house1 store--1 3-room house.

600 Appraiser's estimate

650 300

300

NO. 577. O'CONNELL, R. AND M., 90 ACRES
25 acres agricultural, class B, $750 ; 25 acres agricultural, class C,

$375; 40 acres cut-over hardwood, $200.
1 residence

1, 325

150

Total

Improvements :

1 6-room house-
1 4-room cabin---

1, 475 Appraiser's estimate 2,000

150 NO. 581. OUBRE, PAUL, ESTATE, 4 ACRES 4 acres agricultural, class A. 1 residence --

$200 150

Total.

Improvements:

1 residence, 6 rooms..
1 garage.
1 barn

350 Appraiser's estimate

1, 650

200 100

NO. 583. PAN-AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE CO., 397 ACRES

397 acres pasture lands--2 cabins.-

7,940

225

Total.

8, 165

NO. 585. PATIN, LUCILLE, 24 ACRES 4 acres agricultural, class A, $160 ; 20 acres hardwood, $120,-1 cabin

280 150

Total----

Improvements :

1 4-room house.. 1 3-room house..

430 Appraiser's estimate

450 350

NO. 593. POINTE COUPEE LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO. INC.; 4604 ACRES 250 agricultural, class B, $5,000; 4,353 acres cut-over hardwood

$26, 770 Cabins

500

Total.---

27, 270

NO. 617. SADDEN, C. E.; 9 ACRES 9 acres, agricultural, class B.. Residence and store building

210 600

Total_-

Improvements:

1 residence, 7 rooms
Store.-
Garage-

810 Appraiser's estimate $2,500

650 50

NO. 618. SAMSON LOUIS; 2 ACRES 2 acres, agricultural, class B. 1 cabin.

60

Total (no improvements)

110

NO. 630. STOCKING, M. E., ESTATE; 1,058 ACRES 1,058 acres cut-over hardwood (no improvements)-

5, 280

NO. 636, TIRCUIT, NUMA, MRS. 1,134 ACRES 1,134 acres cut-over hardwood (no improvements)--

4, 600

NO. 640. TREGRE, ROWENA, 360 ACRES 50 acres, agricultural, $3,000; 100 acres agricultural, class B, $2,500;

100 agricultural, class C, $1,500; 110 acres cut-over harwood, $550.Cabins_

6, 550

750

Total.--

7, 300 Total.--

Improvements:

1 residence, 6 rooms. 10 4-room cabinsBarn--

Appraiser's
estimate
$2,800
3, 250

200

NO. 649. WELLS, W. B., 4 ACRES 4 acres, agricultural, class B.Residence

Total--

200 200

400 Appraiser's estimate $3,000

750 100

Improvements:

1 7-room house (good condition)
1 5-room house (fair condition)
1 garage-

BLANCHARD, A., ASSESSED $400
1 residence, 9 rooms.
1 store building--
1 garage--

2, 350

500

200 3, 050

LACOSTE, SPENCER, ASSESSED 1,125 1 residence and outhouse, assessed for--

200 1 5-room residence_.

850 1 garage--

75 Total --

1, 125 ASSESSORS' OFFICE,

New Roads, La., March 30, 1935. To whom it may concern:

I hereby certify that Mrs. Adele LaCour is assessed with $1,000 improvements on her home place near Morganza; land assessment $6750 and improvements $1,000, total $7,750 for 350 acres of agricultural land.

P. E. BERTHIER, Assessor. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of March 1935. (SEAL]

J. P. JEWELL, Clerk of Court.

ASSESSORS' OFFICE,

New Roads, La., March 30, 1935. To whom it may concern:

I hereby certify that estate of Edgar LaCour is assessed with $1,000 improvement on real estate situated near Morganza-land assessment, $4,075, and improvements, $1,000; total, $5,075 for 192 acres of agricultural land.

P. E. BERTHIER, Assessor. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of March 1935. (SEAL]

J. P. JEWELL, Clerk of Court.

O. B. LAURENT LUMBER Co., INC.,

New Roads, La., March 27, 1935.
The following is an estimate of the replacement cost of the buildings herein
described :
Buildings on property of Mrs. Edgar LaCour:

Large residence house, frame construction, metal roof, 10 rooms
and hall; size of house, 40 by 65 feet----

$4,500 One 5-room cottage, frame construction, measuring 32 by 36 feet-- 800 1 store building, frame construction, measuring 24 by 40 feet-

250 One 4-room tenant house, frame construction, size 28 by 28 feet.. 275 1 barn, frame and upright board construction, size 38 by 45 feet-- 300 8 tenant houses, frame and upright board construction, size 16 by 28 feet, replacement cost placed at $200 each.

1, 600 Total

7, 725

Buildings on property of estate of Edgard LaCour (lower place) : 2

tenant houses, frame and upright board construction, size 16 by 28 feet, replacement cost placed at $200 each--

$100 Building on property of estate of Edgard LaCour (Singer place): 1 tenant house, frame and upright board construction, size 16 by 28 feet. 200

0. B. LAURENT. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of March 1935. (SEAL]

J. P. JEWELL, Clerk of Court.

STATEMENT OF STEVE BARBRE, CHAIRMAN OF THE PARISH

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, POINT COUPEE PARISH, LA.

Mr. BARBRE. I want to make a statement in behalf of those people down there over whose land you are going to flow this water in the Morganza spillway.

About 10 or 12 years ago I was appointed by Governor Parker as a member of the Parish Board of Equalization of Point Coupee. The second year that I was in office the State board at Baton Rouge authorized the parish board to give each property holder in there an exemption of $500 on his improvements, which was done.

After the high water of 1927 the people appealed to the Board for a reduction in their assessments. I carried the entire board to Baton Rouge and made a plea, and was granted a reduction of $10 on "A" land, $10 on "B"land, and $5 on "C"land.

For instance, take a man owning, say, 25 acres of land, 5 of it being in "A", 5 of it in “B”, and 10 of it in "C", and 5 acres in denuded hardwood, with a house on it that cost him $750 or $800they figured that the $500 exemption would cover his improvement, so the improvements were taken off; and it puts that man in the position of having an assessment of about $375 on 25 acres of land and a house that is worth $750 or $800. It is utterly impossible for that man to rebuild at that price.

This assessment was cut just where the water covered it, and it is where the water covered that this spillway is going to be. You take in the lower end of our parish where it has not been overflowed possibly in 75 years, the assessments there are about $23 an acre, while the assessments in this particular area are about $8 or $9

an acre.

I feel that these lands that you are going to take are of such an average value that if you could give them 112 times the assessed value of the entire parish, you would give them more than you are going to give them at twice the assessed value.

I feel that if these cuts were put back on their land where they were taken off, $10 on “A”, $10 on “B”, $5 on “C”, and that $500 restored on improvements, the one and one-half times in the aggregate would possibly care for the fair value of the lands in that particular floodwayOf course, I feel that two times the assessment would be better. That is what the people down in there feel like they ought to have. There are some of those lands in there, for instance denuded swamp lands that are not worth one and one-half times the assessed value.

I do not want to see the Government robbed. I feel that this is just as much my Government as it is anybody else's. But I do want to see them get a fair price for it.

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