Rules adopted by the committee are as follows: (1) there will be no age limit other than that beards grown will have to be by persons out of high school (2) beard growers will be allowed to grow any type of beard, (3) beard growers must sign up and pay $1.00 membership dues which officially earmarks that person as a member of the organization of “Les Brave Barbes,” (4) all residents of St. Martin Parish will be allowed membership in “Les Brave Barbes,” (5) qualified males citizens not signing up as members of the Brave Beards will be fined $1.00 and given a yellow lapel button aptly inscribed “I am chicken,” (6) members signing up who later decide not to continue lose membership in “Les Brave Barbes,” will be fined $1.00 and given a yellow chicken button with the request that it be worn at all times, (7) all prospective beard growers must sign up by Jan. 15 which is the deadline. Tentative headquarters for signing up is Clause’s Furniture and Appliance Store, (8) during the course of time that beards are growing, members will be asked to participate in tours to advertise the Breaux Bridge centennial, the committee concluded.
“Judging of the beards will take place during the week of the centennial celebration and prizes will be awarded,” said Bill Clause. “Enthusiasm for big beards is running high,” Clause added.
Les Brave Barbes will be an enjoyable organization, according to Earl Hollier, committee member. “Members will meet from time to time to check on each other’s beards and at the same time enjoy a little sauce piquante,” Hollier said. John Billis Theriot, the other committee member displays hopefully a descernable fuzzy growth about his face which he intends to nurture into a prize winning beard by centennial week.