leonise hebert article 1937

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leonise hebert article 1937 - Acadian Woman Defines Good «.™.^, ™ Tobacco.com...
Acadian Woman Defines Good «.™.^, ™ Tobacco.com HU* aga^e LAKE CHARLES. La. (UP) v - •Urantima Joe" LeBleu still can "roll hor own" with the best, but lately she has decided that it's ea^er to smoke ready-made cigarettes. This 97-year-old pioneer Acadian woman of .southwest Louisiana, who once declined to accept money from Jesse James in payment for a meal .she prepared for the notor- lou.s outlaw refuses to accept the passage of the years. No one but "Grandma Joe", whose real name is Lanoise, can handle her business affairs, and she is pretty good at that, too. Only one thing can take her away from the worries and cares which she finds in running her plantation, five miles cast of here. That is when she receives a letter from one of her 28 children and foster-children, who aro scattered all over the world. "Grandma Joe" came to this section as a bride- of 25. She started housekeeping in the I/eBleu home which not many years before often provided a night's rest for Jean Lafitte, when that famous New Orleans pirate would make one of his many trips to Texas. It was at this house that .she had her experience with the James brothers. "I was alon* at the time-", she recallecl, "when a couple of men came up on horseback. Something i;i;e \o.l;s was 'tied around each IIIL-'.S head Oaf of them said, 'I •.vant you to fix us s,>m<:-thing to eat'." "Grandma Joe" prepared them a meal, and when they had finished, the one she later identified as Jesse, offered her $50. But .she refused. Only when they were gone did she find a note, which she later lost, thanking her for the meal and her hospitality. With all hci smoking, the little Acadian woman disapproves of the drinking and .smoking of the present younger generation, But, because she never "learned to read or write", she thinks all children ! Location NW (Continued from pagj one) dustry, having been one of the chief factors in the organization of General Motors, as well as the founder of Duraut Motets, which he combined with General Motors upon the latter's organization. He has also been vitally interested in organization and development of several other industrial organizations, one of which was the Independent Oil and Gas Company, now a subsidiary of the Phillips Petroleum Corporation, to whom he sold the company several years ago. Their holdings and operations were confined chiefly to the mid- continent oil fields. Mr. Durant 'left Huston late today for New York, but will return here early in August, to resume active management of affairs of his associates through their Huston should have an education. "I smokje", she admits, "but nothing but cigaiettes. It used to be as a girl that I would roll my own out of twist tobacco and corn husks. Now there's a good smoke." SALES PEOPLE LINGUISTS MILWAUKEE (UP)—A survey -if the 1,800 employes of the three jutlets of a department stjre company here disclosed that 510 speak foreign languages and can dispense service in 23 tongues. 1 ^ • Too Late To Classify COOK WANTED—Colored woman to prepare meals for ten persons. See C. W. Edwards, Huston, La. 7-13-6td Itw FOR RENT—Two room furnished apartment, newly furnished, across street from Eastland School, 408 9. Myrtle. Private front and rear entrance.

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  1. The Ruston Daily Leader,
  2. 13 Jul 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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