The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on February 8, 1964 · 7
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 7

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, February 8, 1964
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Resolution Adopted By Wild Life And Fisheries Commission L- D. Young, Jr., director of the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission, urges all sportsmen's groups and individuals to take action opposing the rash anti-firearms bills now being considered by Congressional committees. A strong resolution was adopted at the regular monthly meeting of the state wildlife commission at its regular monthly meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday. "A review of the many bills in- FREE DELIVERY A call to us from your doctor will bring your prescription straight from our hands to you. Save yourself a trip . . . have your doctor 'phone your prescription to us. We deliver free! JORDAN'S REXALL DRUG STOKE Dial 728-4 L6G Rayville, La. Save Big At Our Fall SPORT COATS In wool an J corduroy. Were $1933 to $U50. AND JACKETS In nylon and water-repellent poplin. Sold for $735 to 51935. 25 Hurry On In AubreyS 119 S. BENEDETTE RAYVILLE ESSO THE IEST .'DEAL IN TOWN FREE 1111 PBIZE - 100 F FREE BRAKE eOMPLET DOUBLE STAMPS ON ALL PURCHASES DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY PLEASE GALL US AT PHONE 728-3541 AND WE WILL PICK UP, SERVICE AND DELIVER YOUR CAR BACK TO. YOU. OPEN HOURS 6:30 A.M. TO 10:30 P.M. troduced in the House and Senate during the past two months clearly indicates a serious threat to provisions of the second amendment of the Constitution which provides the right of persons to own and bear arms," Young said. He urged sportsmen's groups to adopt similar resolutions as quickly as possible and send copies of them to all members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation. Many of the bills would seriously restrict and increase the cost of hunting for more than 300,000 persons in Louisiana and deprive them of countless thousands of hours of wholesome hunting recreation which Young termed an American heritage. Resolution adopted by Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission at regular meeting held January 28, 1954: WHEREAS, the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission has been flooded with telephone, telegram, and written protests over the growing number of bills being introduced in Congress to regulate sale and possession of firearms, and WHEREAS, the intent of these restrictive bills now being considered in Congressional Committees, and in Congressional hearings, are in direct contradiction to those pro- visions of the Bill of Rights contained in the Second Amendment of the Constitution which guarantee the traditional right of Americans to keep and bear arms, and and Winter Clothing Sport Shirt Close-Out Handsome dark cottons for discriminating: testes. Values to $5.95, NOW a low, low ... Men's Shop PIIOXE 728-3500 JOEAR VICENTER AT THE RAYVILLE AIRPORT AGAIN PRESENTS WITH GREASE JOB WITH OIL CHANGE PLUS ADJUSTMENT WITH SERVICE WHEREAS, these bills, if passed, will create a serious problem for approximately 300,000 hunters in Louisiana to acquire, possess, and use firearms that they must have ' to pursue the great traditional American sport of hunting, a form of mtAr. - - n.vl CCLLIUU WHICH IIH3. . Commission constantly endeavors ' month in the year WhlIe a French to promote, and : proverb says: "Rain in February WHEREAS, the anti - firearm.- is as good as manure" bills under consideration would alsc I Sunny days in February , give denrive th ritirv f Tnnioiono 'you an urge to garden, to dig, to of the Constitutionally provided? right to protect life and property through the use of firearms, and WHEREAS, several of the bills contain provisions that would leave , the decision of who could purchase firearms, and who could not, to local officials or appointees, and WHEREAS, the bills now pending in Congressional Committees would call for added license fees ana paper worK, making sporting ; arms more expensive and much I more difficult to obtain, and WTTF!RF!AS n r t s t n t f iron rm c; . .,, . . . . i , bills in committee could be the basis for widespread gun registration, which has proved a dismal failure in other countries, greatly undermining the natural security of those countries. THEREFORE, BE IT RE SOLVED, that the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission does hereby go on record as being vigorously opposed to the stringent anti-firearms bills now under consideration in Congress, and that each member of the Louisiana Congressional Delegation be urged to take whatever steps may be necessary to see that these bills do not become law. This is to certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of resolution adopted by the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission at its regular meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 28, 1964. L. D. YOUNG, JR., Director. 0 WHO SAID IT? By Tommie Cook Post, American Legion "We are at war with the Com munists, and the sooner red-blooded America realizes this, the safer we will be . . . We must continue ; to stiffen our national backbone in j dealing with the Communists and , their dupes, sympathizers and ' apologists. If we relax our guard j for one moment, we court national disaster." J. Edgar Hoover, Direc-i tor, FBI, December 7, 1961. j 0 lichland United Pentecostal Church Epps Road, Rayville, La. Bro. H. L. McGaha, Pastor Tuesday night Bible Study. Saturday night Service, 7 p. Sunday School, 10 a. m. Morning Worship, 11 a. m. Young People's Service, 7 p. m., Sundays. Sunday Worship at 7:30 p. m. Radio Program: KWCL, Sunday Morning, 8:30 a. m. KRUI, p. m. Sunday Evening 2:30 tf. JOB THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1964. BY THE BOEUF- with beth February is the shortest month, but it's the month when days become noticeably longer -An Italian proverb refers to it "as the worst p ' to burn-off hedge rows of brush and weeds, to clean-up. February is American History Month. It's a month of patriotic birthdays Vvith Abraham "nln's UU LUG -L. H L UCUIgC iTaJiiuifc, ton's, the 22nd. And on February 14 we remember those we love with a Valentine. Here in Richland Parish, a place we love, let's reveal it in pride by the appearance of our countryside. This month when its cold and the bushes and road sides are bare, you can eaily see trash heaps, tin cans ''and scraps of paper that litter our y . parish everywhere. Let each of us clean up his part of the highway, his yard, his place of business. Let's be proud people by taking pride in our place. 'New Kind of .Farming' Richland Parish is ideal for a new kind of farming. That's what I heard the morning I stopped at the grading shed of Double A Farm where the owners, Art F. Amos of Start and G. P. Alderman of -Rayville, were busily sorting out, literally thousands of minnows. "This area has been pointed out to have the best climate, the best type of soil and the most suitable water for raising Alderman said. minnows, Mr. Located at the junction of Hal-lack and Nelson Bend Roads, I'd been passing the grading shed at least once a week for the past four years. And every time I passed I wondered about the place. But not until last week did I see someone there at the shed, at . the same time I had the time to stop and ask a lot of questions. You might say my curiosity finally got the best of me. In passing you can see four concrete blocks that stretch the width of the shed. , But inside the shed you see these blocks are partitioned to make eight sorting vats. At. the first one where Mr. Amos was working, he dipped deep with a fine mesh net and brought up a mass of tiny flipping fish. "How many is that?" I asked, amazed at the sight "Oh, about 2,000," Mr. Alderman said. On down the shed we walked to I the last vate where Mr. Amos dip-j ped his net again. This time he I brought up some beauties. They J reminded me of the little five or six inch perch I d caught in the Boeuf. "What are they?" I asked. "Golden shiners,"-Mr. Alderman said, "that's the kind we ship to Florida." Then I asked how one shipped minnows. And I was flabbergasted when he said, "In plastic sacks." The sacks are 18" x 24" in size. First you put water into it, then a scoop of fish, next inflate the sack with a shot of oxygen and then seal it up. These sacks of fish are weighed and sold by the pound. The Double A Farm is a wholesale business and sells to near markets by delivery trucks. However, these sacks of fish may be packed into boxes and shipped by freight or parcel post. Then Mr. Alderman described trucks equipped to deliver minnows for long distance. They contain vats of water with agitators. The bubbles created by agitating are filled with oxygen so that the minnows may have an adequate supply. "What do they eat?" I asked. In the storeroom Mr. Alderman showed me a coral colored mixture, "This is shorts," he said. "It's made-up of cottonseed meal, bone meal, some soybean meal and some terramycin is mixed in with it. "We feed the fish six days a week," he went on. "On Sundays we let them fast to clean up any food still in the water." Down off Hallack Road, Mr. Alderman pointed to the fish ponds that vary in size from less than an acre to one that covers seven acres of this forty acre farm. In the field stands another sorting " shed, this one has four vats. Nearby are electric pumps that keep the ponds supplied with water. "How do you start such a business?" I asked. "Just like cattle or chickens," he said. "You buy breeder stock, then ISY TO GO A-N-Y-T-I-M-E ! Dependable When We Get There! Rayville's New Plumber J. W. Powell 118 CARSON DRIVE TELEPHONE 728-3146 POWELL'S PLUiifiSG sell the crop they produce. Minnows can be sold from the age of three months up to a year. We keep only our breeders over a year. Our normal season is from late fall to early spring, but they're harvested the year 'round." Did you realize what a fabulous business is behind the little fish bait stands you pass by on the highway? If you want to see such a business, the owners of Double A farm will be happy to show you around. "One teacher brought her class to see it,"' Mr. Alderman eaid. "Children eat this stuff up." If there are classes who wish to visit, they must be accompanied by their teacher. Contact Mr. Alderman by calling telephone number 728-4329 in the evenings after 7 o'clock. Etier's Bend Far down in the south end of the parish, the Boeuf meanders around Etier's Bend, named for Alexander Etier who homesteaded here in the ISOO's.. "The Etiers came from France," Will Etier told me. "Alexander Etier lived at Trinity on the Black. His son, also named Alexander, was my father. When he was a boy about eight or twelve years old, he came to Caldwell Parish with Peter Recoulley. He homesteaded in here when the Thomasons and others come. It was just a wilderness, offered land for ten cents an acre." Seated ' by the open fireplace where a log burned slowly, we sip - ped black coffee Mrs. Etier had served us. Mr. Etier spieled off some French and momentarily I felt like I was in south Louisiana. "What do you remember about the steamboats?" I asked Mr. Will. His eyes brightened. "Oh I remember all of them," he said. "The Era No. 10, I remember when she burned up there in McElroy's Bend. She was loaded with cotton. Burned bales of cotton floated by here a long time." The cause of the fire on the steamboat, Mr. Etier though may have started from burning brush on the river bank. Sparks ignited the bales of cotton stacked on the boat deck. "In 1907 or '08, The Jim with 1,200 bales of cotton on board sank just' below rocky shoals, there at the mouth of Woolen Lake. In low water, they raised her up and returned to New Orleans," Mr. Etier said. Rocky shoals in Boeuf River was news to me. Mr. Etier tells me the gravel was pumped out and sold to Caldwell Parish for road construction. Then he went on, "I believe the last steamboat to pass here was The Clifford operated by Capt. Swazey in 1935." "Yes, they were good old days. I can remember when my brother and I'd be picking cotton, he'd wish for the boat to come and bring us molasses." Mr. Etier mentioned the days of bird hunting, when egrets inhabited areas around nearby lakes and bayous. "Could sell the feathers for as much as $18," he said. Along about noontime we got up to leave. Outside was the good smelling odor of wood smoke. Down a steep bank, muddy water in the Boeuf rippled down stream. We climbed in the car and cranked up to go. Mr. Etier looked fondly at the Boeuf and said, "The first Ford I saw went by here on a steamboat." Beavers Ahead? Observations: When Roy Norman up Point Jefferson way, jokingly said he thought beavers would build a dam in the river before engineers got around to it, we went up the Boeuf to see. Not far from Henry Stephenson's place we saw several dozen trees felled into the river, -leaving pencil-point shaped stumps ... With hunting season over, deer in Lafourche Swamp graze fearlessly beside the highway . . . Frogs sound forlorn singing in the dark, still night . . . red buds bulging on flowering quince bushes - - . purple violets sparsely scattered on the vine - - - Robins flock near the Boeuf . . . and cattle graze in gorgeous green oat fields. For a Valentine thought for February, here's Henry Van Dykes poem: Love and Light There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of "light, And everv kind of love makes a glory in the night. There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest, But the love that leads life upward i3 the noblest and the best. 0 Start Baptist Church Rev. Willie Woodard. Pastor Otto Parker. Sunday School Sunt Shelby Dark, Training Union Director Sunday School, 10:00 a. m. Preaching, 11:00 a. m. Training Union, 6:00 p. in. Preaching, 7:00 p. m. Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 7:0t p. m. 0 Robinson Baptist Church Rev. A. C. Gammill, Pastor Sunday School, 10 a. m, Mr. Arthur Nichols, superintendent. , Morning Worship, 11 a. m. Training Union, 6:30 p. m. Evening Worship, 7; 30 p. m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p. m., G. A., R. A., 8 p. m. tf. EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS Hollis Jewelry Rayville, La. Fertilize Pecan Trees By Warren A. Meadows, Horticulturist XSU Agricultural Extension Service One of the necessities of harvesting a good crop of quality pecans is to fertilize properly. February and early March is the time to do this. Lack of sufficient plant food is a major cause of pecans failing to "fill out," causing concern among homeowners as wall as commercial growers. Feritlizer should be worked into the soil if possible. Where trees are in a lawn, small holes may be drilled into the turf and the fertilizer placed in these holes. In a cultivated orchard, the fertilizer can be worked into the soil with a disk. Working the plant food into the soil places it in contact with the feeder root system of the tree and away from competing vegetation such as weeds and grass. Another consideration is the soil area to be covered. The feeder root system of a pecan tree is extensive and generally goes - beyond the area beneath the spread of the branches. Distribute the fertilizer as evenly as possible over the area beneath and just beyond the spread of the branches of the tree. The age of the tree and type of soil must also be considered when figuring the amount of plant food : to be used. The age will deter- j mine the amount and the soil type will determine the kind of fertil izer. Hill or terrace-soils generally require a complete fertilizer such as 8-8-8 or 12-12-12. On hill soil3 apply two pounds of 8-8-8 (or equivalent amount of 12-12-12 or other complete fertilizer) per year of age of the tree. Thus, a 20-year-old tree would get 40 pounds of 8-8-8 or about 26 pounds of 12-12-12. Alluvial soils generally require the application of nitrogen fertilizers only. Trees on these soils should receive about half a pound of ammonium nitrate or an equivalent amount of other nitrogen fertilizer per year of age of the tree up to a maximum of 20 years. For further information on fertilizing pecan trees, see your county agent for a copy of LSU Agricultural Extension Service publication No. 1057, "Produce Pecans for Profit in Louisiana." An eight-ounce glass of whole milk gives 165 calories; skim milk, 90 calories; buttermilk, when made from skim milk no butter granules added, 90 calories. We Invite You to See and Drive the '64 Hardtop of Your Choice! Hard To Own? No, Indeed! for As Little As... FIRST PAYMENT IN APRIL - BANK FINANCING Big Selection of All Models of Cars and Trucks Now at . .. NICHOLS FORD CO., INC. Highway 80 West Archibald Church Of Christ Sunday Services: 10:00 a. m., Bible Classes. 11:00 a, m.. Preaching Service. 11:45 a. m. Communion Service. 6:30 p. m., Bible Study. .00 p. iru, Evening Worship. Wednesday Services: 7:00 p. m., Evening Worship. You are invited to come and study with us. "The Churches ol Christ Salutes you." Rom.- 16:18. 0 Church of God Archibald. Louisiana Rev. Carl R. Vaughan, Pastor Sunday School, 10: CO a. nt. Sunday Morning worsnip 11:(X a. m. Sunday Evening Evangelist Serv ice, 7:30 p. m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Meet lng, 7:30 r n- Saturday Evening YJ.E, 7:30 p. m. A cordial Invitation la extended to all. 0 Church of God Raville, La Rev. Jimmie R. Wright, Pastor Sunday School, 10:00 a. m. Preaching, 11:00 a. m. Sunday Evangelistic, 6:30 p. m. Y. P. E. Friday, 7:30 p. m. o POSTED NOTICE Notice is hereby given that all my property located in Ward 2, Richland Parish, is posted against all hunting and trespassing under penalty of law. Norphlet W. Morris. 283tp. 0 POSTED NOTICE Notice Is hereby given tnat all jur property in Richland Parish is posted against hunting and trespassing under penalty of the law. JOHN T. JORDAN. DR. H. JORDAN, MRS. VIRGINIA J. MANGHAM. MRS. J. M. SHAMBUN, IEN 21 TO 50 WANTED NOW FOR SPECLVLIZED TRAINING MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY LIVESTOCK BUYERS: (Cattle, Hogs, Veal, Lamb) ORDER BUYERS: U. S. LAY INSPECTORS: PLANT FOREMAN TRAINEE: PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINEE, SALES (Car Route, Hotel-Institutional, Chain Markets). We prefer men having some farm or livestock background, willing to learn, work hard for top security, advancement, Higher Paying Positions in this Important Growing Industry. For interview with company executive, write Name, Age, Address, WHY you should be considered for a career. 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