The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on April 28, 1951 · 1
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 1

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, April 28, 1951
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15' SERVING RAYVILLE AND RICHLAND PARISH ALL THE "WS THAT'S 'RLNT . pv. LD3ERTAS ET NATALE SOLUM RAYVILLE, RICHLAND PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, 1951. VOLUME LXXXIII. NUMBER 14. New Sale Barn To Hold First Sale Rayville Baptists Set Youth-Led Revival Investigation In Pain Death Case CORONER'S JURY HOLDS NEGRO GUILTY IN FATAL SHOOTING HERE - - Local Merchant Helps Catch Crook Quick Action By Merchant And - Sheriff's Department Blocks Get-Away Hope To Hold First Sale Next Week A concrete block structure is being erected on the site of the frame stock barn that was burned to the ground April 2nd. Mr. Ernest Smith, owner of the barn, had stated that he would be back in business as soon as possible after the fire, and it looks like he will fulfill his promise in record time, if present plans materialize. At this date it i3 reported that Mr. Smith hopes to hold a sale Thursday,- May 3rd, just slightly over a month since the fire. The new structure will not be nearly completed for the first sale, but if the roof is finished, business can be carried on while the rest of the construction continues. Plans for the new barn contain the same features as the old one, having a cafe, offices and a showroom. However, the new floor-space will be larger, and added fea tures will be included to add to the improvement of the building. Mr. Carson Dopson superintendent of construction, states that the building wiil be completed in about a month if no unfor-seen hold-up arises. o Achievement Day For 4-H Saturday The annual 4-H Achievement Day will be held at the Rayville Grammar School Saturday, April 28, at 9:30 a. m This event will consist of contests relating to the various projects that the boys and girls carry during the year, such as gardening, cotton, corn, livestock production, food preparation, home improvement and many others. Each 4-H Club member does one or more phases of project work during the year under the supervision of the County Extension Office and local volunteer leaders, and the Achievement Day is a test of the progress they have made. It is also the basis for selection of boys and girl3 that will represent the parish at the State 4-H Short Course which is held at Baton Rouge during July; the event that will enable "them to win college scholarships, cash awards, trips to Chicago, Washington and Kansas City. In addition they will be leaders in the field of agriculture, home making and leadership. ; f ss i x p- i J j i f: i- ' ? ' X v ' I I vv ; r- J0U BILLY KOY SMDEK, Evangelist si 1 Analysis Of Stomach Contents Shows Presence Of Poison The Richland Parish Sheriffs Department is now engaged in an investigation of the death of Miss Velma Pain, of Archibald. Due to the sudden and mysterious nature of her death the Parish coroner. Dr. J. C. Ellington, performed an autopsy on the girL The contents of her stomach were sent to a Monroe laboratory for analysis. This analysis showed the presence of poison in large enough quantity to have caused, death. The medical report also disclosed that the young girl was pregnant. , Investigators from the Sheriffs office found little evidence that could be used in their search at the home of the girl's step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Burt, which was the place where death occured. It was found that the house had received a thorough cleaning following the girl's death. A small partly-used bottle of poison was found hidden in an outhouse. Several prints were found on the bottle which have been photographed and are now in the hands of a Baton Rouge expert who may be able to ascertain in the identity of the last person to touch the bottle from these prints. The girl had been under the recent treatment of Dr. T. M. Sayre, due to a minor complaint. It is reported that on the night before her death she suffered a violent attack of nausea which increased in severity during the night. Dr. Sayre was called in early the next morning, but the girl was dead when he arrived. He immediately turned the case over to the parish coroner due. to the suddenness and suspicious SELLERS AYCOCK, Music Director Chorus Makes Good Name For Rayville m v Jit Jessie Davidson, former member of the Rayville Rosenwald School faculty, is being held in the Rayville Jail on two charges, one for forgery, one for theft by worthless check. The quick action of Mr. W. L. Jarmon and the Richland Parish Sheriffs Department resulted in her apprehension and arrest last Thursday. Jessie purchased a $46.00 watch at Mr. Jarmon's Richland Furniture Co., paying for her purchase with a $100.00 check. She collected the watch and her change and boarded a west-bound bus, buying a ticket to Grambling. After she had left the store, Mr. Jarmon had made inquiry, discovering that the check was worthless. He reported immediately to the Sheriff's office, where she was known for previous bad checks. This office notified the authorities in Ruston, where she was tak en off the bus. In Ruston, Jessie had almost succeeded in persuading the authorities there to release her, stating that her name was Mary Jones and that she had been riding with Jessie Davidson who had got off the bus in Monroe. The Sheriff's Department here was in communication with Ruston and asked that they hold her until someone from here could come over to identify the woman. The local office, in checking, had discovered that the Rayville bus ticket office had sold only one ticket to Grambling that day. As the seli -called "Mary Jones' in Ruston The Rayville High School mixed chorus returned Saturday evening from a tour in which it sang in several South Louisiana cities, with the high ipot of the program being a television show in New Orleans. Reports of those who accompanied the chorus on its tour show that this group was widely acclaimed wherever it appeared. The group sang at the City High SchoDl and the LaGrange High School, both located at Lake Charles. Observers report that not only was the response full of enthusiasm, but that it was also tinged with surprise that anything so good could come from a town about which the audience knew so little. In Crowley the reaction was much the same, and in each place in which it appeared the group was most cordially invited to return at any time. The group left Rayville Wednesday afternoon. April 18th, spending the first night in Lake Charles. Thursday night the members of the Chorus and those accompanying them, arrived in New Orleans where they had very comfortable reservations at the Jung IIoteL On Friday morning they were guests of the New Orleans International House for a most Interesting boat ride around the New Orleans harbor in the New Orleans Dock Board Inspection boat, the "Good Neighbor" a beautiful craft which had originally been a private yacht. The early part of Friday afternoon was spent in rehearsal for their sche duled television show at 5:30 over sta tion WDSU. Their program was about 25 minutes in length. Many former Rayvillians and friends of those in terested had been notified of the time, and much comment of those who view ed the show has returned to Rayville by now. Some former Rayvillians state that they had difficulty convincing their New Orleans friends that this group was truly a high school amateur group. Every comment reported was highly enthusiastic Several of the interested spectators report that they called the manager of the television station, WDSU, to find his reaction. He stated without reservation that the program given by the Rayville group was the best thing he had yet presented on that station. Following the television appearance j the group had dinner at Arnaud's Res- taurant in a private dining room there. The high spirits of the chorus members overflowed in song that literally shook the rafters at Arnaud's, delighted spectators report. On Saturday morning the group journeyed on to Baton Rouge where it presented a morning concert at West Hall, the new X S. U. girls4 dormitory, for Rayville L. S. U. students and their friends. After a brief tour of Baton Rouge the group went to Harding Field to sing for the La. Press Association Convention. Despite showers which once interrupted the performance and which constantly threatened at this outdoor affair the group put on a show which Press Association SARAH ELLA WALTERS, Pianist The week-end of May 4-6 has been selected by the young people of the First Baptist Church, Rayville as the date for the youth sponsored revival meeting and will have as guest evangelist, Billy Roy Snider, of Delhi, who will deliver the sermons for each of the services of the meeting. Billy Roy, a star athlete and one of the most popular fellows in the school and community is a member of the First Baptist Church, Delhi and just recently surrendered to preach God's word and has been duly licensed by his church and since his call and surrender, he has been much sought-after by church es here and elsewhere as a speaker. He has a dyifamic testimony for the Lord and we look forward to having him with us for this special series of services. It has been pointed out that this is not a youth revival, but one for the entire age groups and is being youth-led with the idea in mind of developing our young people for the task of leadership which will fall their lot out in the future. One of our own young men who is also considered most popular in school and community, Sellers Aycock, Jr., and who has dedicated his life for special religious work will lead the singing for the meeting and is plann- had a Rayville to Grambling ticket in symptoms of her fatal attack of ill-! her possession, the authorities here were certain that she was the Jessie Davidson they wanted. When told that the Rayville authorities were coming to pick her up, "Mary Jones' confessed that she was Jessie Davidson. She was apprehended, returned to Rayville and placed in jail here, with the only loss to Mr. Jarmon being the $1.50 that she had spent to purchase her ticket. Mr. Jarmon, accompanied by his wife, went himself to Ruston to make identification and return the woman to Rayville. The watch and rest of the change from the $100.00 check were still in her possession, and were returned to the Rayville merchant. At this time the colored woman is being held in jail under $400.00 bond on two different charges, pending trial. The charge of forgery has also been placed against her by Mr. Oliver Boughton who honored her $62.00 check bearing jier father's signature. ing a number of specials as well as a warm and inspiring session of congre gational singing at each service. Miss Sarah Ella Walters, another of our popular and talenetd young people, will serve as pianist. The revival services for Friday and Saturday nights will - be held in the Woodlawn Chapel Building and the climatic services Sunday, May 6t(V morning and evening, will be held in the Grammar School Auditorium. The public is cordially invited. ness. The Sheriffs Department reports that it is now investigating further evidence in the case, but that no re-, port can be made at this time. o Mangham Bands In Concert Friday The Mangham High School and Elementary School Bands will present their Spring Concert Friday night, April 27, at 8 p. m The program for the concert is as follows: The National Anthem Project, march H. Bennett Citadel, overture .D, Bennett Goof us - Ring Hilltoppers, march Yoder The Mangham High School Band pres entation of the Band Mascot by Mr. T. A. Judd Eastport March Weber Shirley Waltz Weber Faith of our Fathers Henry Eagle Scout March Weber The Elementary School Band Normal March H. Bennett Morning Star Waltz Coate A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody Berlin Slow Drag to Archibald Hixon The High School Band Members of the High School Band are: Clarinets Patricia McConnell, Syl via Jones. Shelton Sharbono: Saxo phones Prichard Underwood, Nancy Faye Holdiness, Sue Boughton and Jean Harper; Cornets Ben McLain, Willie Katherine White, Roger Boughton, Paul Thomason and Ted McKay; Baritone Mickey Brown; Trombone Sidney McKay; Sousaphone Prentice Jones; Drums, Mary Virginia Hagar and Manzy Brown. Members of the Elementary School Band are: Cornet3 Roger Boughton, Ted McKay, Bill Bruce Jim Bruce, Charles Glen Boies, Charles Ola Jones, and Bud Thames; Saxophone Pritch-ard Underwood and Sue Boughton; Clarinet Michael Boykin; Sousaphone Prentice Jones; Drums Billy Laird, Don Holton and John Ben Boughton. Band director is Mr. Bennie M. Hixon. ; o Tensas Beagle Club To Hold Licensed Trial "Lights On" Sunday For Cancer Drive Jonesville Ring Levee Project Awarded Bids were opened Tuesday, April 24 at 11 o'clock in the office of the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Vicksburg, Miss, for construction of Pumping Station, Flood wall. Levee, Storm Sewer and Highway Crossing, Jonesville, Louisiana. This proposed work will complete the Jonesville Ring Levee (New) in Catahoula Parish. The lowest bid was Morrison Engineering & Contracting Company, New Roads, La for $196,665.30 and was awarded to said Company. Other bid3 were: Gravier & Harper, Alexandria, $215,782.40; T. L. James, Ruston, $222,130.11; T. W. Kleinpeter, Baton Rouge, $232,623.18; Byrns Bridge Co, New Orleans, $209,844.50. A CARD OF THANKS The Tensas Beaglfe Club will hold its annual American Kennel Club licensed field trial here Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th. The 13-inch bitch and 13-inch dog classes will be held Saturday and the 15-inch dog and 15-inch bitch classes will be held Sunday.' Drawing will be at 7:30 each morn ing at the Livestock Auction Barn on Highway 80 east of town. Judges will be W. M. Brueck, Baker, La-, and Dan G. Pepper, Lexington, MississippL Location of running grounds will be announced at time of drawing. Entries will be accepted up until time of drawing. o . Holly Ridge Baseball Team Schedule Below is listed the remainder of the Holyy Ridge baseball schedule for the 1951 season: April 27 Collinston at Collinston. May 1 Baskin at Baskin. May 4 Rayville at Holly Ridge. May 11 L. T. J. at Holly Ridge. . May 15 Mer Rouge at Holly Ridge. May 18 Eonita at Bonita. May 22 Mer Rouge at Mer Rouge. May 25-Bonita at Holly Ridge. (Continued on page 8) We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for every kindness extend ed to us in our hour of sorrow, when little Jack was taken from us so tragically. There are no words adequate to properly say thank you, but every word ofcomfort, every flower and all the numerous kindnesses shown by loving friends will never be forgotten. May God bless you is our earnest prayer. 1 MR. and MRS. BUNION TARVER And Family o OUB WANT ADS GET RESULTS The local Cancer Society hopes to wind up this year's Cancer Drive with an all-out effort Sunday, April 29th. On that evening from 8:30 to 9:30 p. m., all persons interested in joining the crusade against cancer are urged to make it known by turning their front porch or entry "Lights On." Workers with the Cancer Society will make a rapid canvass of the towns in the parish during that hour to collect contributions to further the fight against this disease. In this way it is hoped that the maximum funds may be collected with the minimum of in convenience to those wishing to contribute. This effort can go over only with the whole-hearted support of in terested contributors. Members of the local Cancer Society state that they hope to see the streets of the Parish towns brightly lighted by resident lights of those waiting to contribute. Towns in the parish which will be covered in this "Lights On" Drive are Rayville, Delhi, Mangham and Alto. Persons in the rural areas, or in com munities not covered by this drive, are urged to send their contributions to Mrs. Linda Ellis, Box 636, Rayville. The work of the local Cancer Society is part of the national fight to conquer cancer. This work is carried on by contributions of all persons interested in putting an end to this dread disease. The Cancer Society fight against Cancer is divided into a three-fold program. One part of the battle is research into the cause and cure for the disease. All over the world research work is being done by persons paid by the Cancer Society in laboratories furnished by these same funds. The second phase of the battle is educational work being done by the Cancer Society. With knowledge al-l ready at hand . on cancer many thousands of persons could be- saved annually through education alone. The Cancer Society provides pamphlets, movies, radio and television programs and other types of education material which present the facts of cancer control. The wide-spread knowledge of cancer is resulting in a greater percentage of cures each year, but many thousands more could be saved by an increased spread of this life-saving knowledge. The third phase of the battle is the care given those persons who already suffer from cancer. Within our own parish a fund is kept to provide transportation, bandages and medicine for those persons suffering from the disease. Each year many persons are helped right in Richland Parish with financial help from this fund. This three-rold fight is aimed at the complete blackout of Cancer. Persons who wish to join the battle are asked to have their contributions ready Sunday, April 29th from 8:30 to 9:30 p. m.. and turn those front "Lights On. o "KEEP LOUISIANA GREEN" Pvt. Garland A. Stanshury Wounded Local Young Man In Combat Near 38th Parallel At Last Report Mr. and Mrs. Garland Stansbury, Sr., have received notification that ther son, Pvt. Garland L. Stansbury, Jr., has been seriously wounded in action in Korea. The telegram of notification reads: "Mr. and Mrs. Garland Stansbury, Sr. Rayville, La. The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Pvt. Garland L. Stansbury, Jr., was seriously wounded in action in Korea on 4 April 51. Address mail quote Rank, Name, Service number, Hospital Directory Section, A. P. O. 503, Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif, unquote. Edward F. Witsell, Adjutant Major General, U. S. A.Mrs. Stansbury, the soldier's mother, reports that her last communication from her son was dated April 2nd. At that time, Garland wrote he was with troops which had been engaged in combat for the past sixteen or seventeen days. The letter was written during a short rest given them. The letter was headed "Pokchon Valley, Korea, near the 38th Parallel." Pvt. Stansbury enlisted in the Army on September 5, 1950. He received basic training at Ft. Riley, Kansas. He was at home for three weeks in 'January with a fifteen day furlough with an extension for illness. Following this furlough he returned to Washington and was then shipped out of the states. He landed in Yokohama, Japan February 26, 195L From Japan he was sent into combat in Korea. Pvt. Stansbury celebrated his 21st birthday on March 21st by standing patrol duty in Korea. Mrs. E. K. Spiers, Richland Parish Red Cross worker has made inquiry in an effort to obtain more details. So far the Red Cross has received no further information. However, the Stansburys have learned from a letter written by Manuel Davis to his sister in Archibald, dated April 16th that their son is on a hospital ship near Japan. In this letter young Stans- bury sent his family the message that his wound was in the arm, and that he is getting along as well as can be expected. Several Accidents Reported This Week State Trooper Frank Greaves re ports several highway accidents dur ing the past week. The ody one in volving injury was that in which Wil lard Marioneaux white, of Winnsboro, struck Nathan Erwin, colored, from near Alto. Marioneaux states that he was approaching a bridge on La. -15, the Alto-Winnsboro highway. Erwin and another colored man were standing on the left side of the bridge. Erwin crossed from the left to right sides of the bridge, watching a car approaching from one direction, but not seeing the approach of Marioneaux's automobile. Marioneaux applied brakes but was unable to avoid hitting the man. Erwin was removed to Conway Memorial Hospital Where he is under treatment for a compound fracture of the right leg and an injury to his back. No charges were mad. Another accident was that involving Douglas Perry of Shreveport a Shreve-port Journal employee, who ran into the rear of the car of Dave Burns, who was slowing his automobile because of a flat tire. This accident occured on Highway 80, about one mile east of Dunn. Perry was charged with reckless driving, causing property uam age and was released on bond. A third accident occured on La. 17 near Delcho. A La. State Highway Department truck, driven by Edward Byrnes, of Winnsboro, threw a tire rod just as the truck was meeting an other truck driven by Garland C. Red mond of Monroe. The highway truck pulled to the left into the path of Red mond. The Monroe man ran onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid col lision, but the two vehicles struck any way. Redmond's truck traveled on for about thirty feet after the collision, and turned ovef on its side in the ditch No one was injured, and no charges were made in this accident. Lucille May Grace To Run For Governor BATON ROUGE, La., April 23 Register of State Lands Lucille May Grace, the second candidate to announce for the gubernatorial race, is the first woman to run for governor in Louisiana. ! Miss Grace joined District Judge Robert Kennon of Minden as a candidate when she issued her announcement at a press conference at her home here Saturday. Judge Kennon announced sometime ago. The 50-year-old Miss Grace was appointed in 1931 to fill her father's unexpired term as Register of State Lands. She was elected to the office in 1932 and has been reelected every four years. She has had the support of Gov. Earl Long in past elections, but has become a critic of his administration in recent months. Long has indicated he may run for lieutenant governor if he can find a running mate to hi3 liking. Present when Miss Grace made her announcement were her husband, Fred C. Dent, Sr.. her son, Fred, Jr, and her mother, Mrs. Fred J. Grace. o Body Of Ted Burgess Returned From War Quarrel Over Money Results In Death Of One, Murder Charge Against Other A Coroner's Jury Wednesday, April 25th returned a decision that Alex Compare, colored, of Rayville be held without bond in the early Sunday morning shooting of Louis Jones, also colored. According to witnesses who appeared before the jury, the shooting occured at about 3:00 a. m. Sunday morning behind Perkins' Saloon in the Rayville Negro section. Witnesses testified that an argue-ment had taken place a little before the shooting involving Alex Compare and another colored man. Louis Jones entered the arguement, which concerned Compare's debt of S2.00, advising Compare to pay. Angry words were exchanged, ending when Compare left the saloon, to return in a short time. He went to the back of the store and continued the quarrel with Jones. A fight began during which both Negroes tumbled out of the back door of the saloon. All the witnesses testified to hearing shots at the back of Perkins establishment, tut none could actually describe the fatal shot. Louis Jones was found dead, and Alex Compare was placed in custody on a charge of murder. The decision of the Coroner's Jury holds Compare in the Rayville jail without bond until he can be duly arraigned and appear in court to be tried. On April 24th the body of Ted C. Burgess ended its long journey home when it arrived in Rayville from Korea. Ted Burgess was the son of Mr. and "Mrs. Bunk Burgess of Dunn. He was with the'U. S. Marines when he was killed in action in Korea last summer August, 1950. After its arrival in Rayville last Tuesday the body was taken on to Ruston the next day. Here services were said, and, in the presence of his relatives and close friends, Ted Burgess reached his final resting place ' in the land he had given his life to up- man hold. - These sad rites paid tribute to the second son that Mr. and Mrs. Burgess have sacrificed for their country. Another son, Phillip, was killed during World War II. Words are inadequate to express the deep sorrow and grief that this community shares with the family of these two young men. The community and nation owe this family a debt it can never repay. o Rayville Red Sox To Play Mangham Rayville fans will see the first baseball game in the new Rayville ball park this Sunday at 2:15 p. m. when the Rayville Red Sox oppose the Mang ham team, another member of the Northeast La. League, in an exhibition tussle. The game with West Monroe, scheduled last week, was to have been the first home game for the Red Sox, but it was called off because of rain. Team officials hope for a large showing of local fans for the game Sunday and predict a good game at this the first meeting between Rayville and Mangham. Mangham was the winner of the league title last year, while Ray ville is starting its first year of baseball. Bill McCain, manager of the Red Sox, announces that another officer ha3 been elected to assist with the team's business affairs, in addition to the ones already announced. It was found that two different men were needed for the Secretary-Treasurer's post so Mr. Benny Christian has been elected to the post of team secretary, leaving Maynard Chambers with the duties of treasurer and publicity chair- La. Press Group Holds Annual Meet The Louisiana Press Association held its 71st annual convention in Baton Rouge last Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, with one of the largest attendances of newspaper people in its history. A series of interesting programs were offered at the Heidelberg Hotel Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon, the business of the session closing with the election of officers and reports of committees. The Friday morning session was feaured by the Secretary-Treasurer's Report by J. N. Rials, of the Plaque-mine South; greetings from host newspapers by C. P. Liter, of the Baton Rouge State-Times; address of the President, John B. Gordon, of the Houma Courier' Looking Ahead with Present plans of the Red Sox for the Sunday game are to use Tom Perry, ex Cotton States league hurler and holder of the strikeout record in that league; Rufus Tossett, Johnny Black and Fred Lindscy on the mound with Downing and Curley Senn behind the plate. The roster of players has not yet been received from the Mangham team, but Burley and Talliaferro are expected to give pitching service for this game. The Mangham team is managed by Johnny Ballance, formerly of the Winnsboro Red Sox. Season tickets will be honored for this game and exhibition prices of 50 and 25 cents will be charged for others, o ZEBEDEE TO BEGIN REVIVAL SERVICES Other arrests for traffic violations were reported as follows: Andrew I Cemetery Jackson Garven of Winnsboro who ' She is a resident of Oak Grove was charged with operating a vehicle without license; Howard McDonald, colored, of near Delhi, who was charged with drunk driving; and John W. Holly, of near Rayville who was also charged with drunk driving. o The Zebedee Baptist Church will con duct a series of revival services beginning Sunday, April 29th through May 6th. Rev. G. F. Stinebaugh, of the First Baptist Church, Delhi, will do the preaching. Services at 8 p. m. each evening. We solicit the prayers of ail Christians and cordially invite the public to come worship with us at any or all of these services. DEATHS INFANT MILLER DELHI, La., April , 23. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Miller, of Pioneer, La., died today at birth. The feuneral and interment, under the direction of Catron-Gay Funeral Home, will be at the Red Wing Cemetery Wednesday morning. Besides her parents, the infant is survived by four brothers and sisters. LPA, by Jules FogeL of the Vivian Citizen; Panel Discussion, subject: Serving Negro Readers, with John R. Thistlewaite, Opelousas Daily World as chairman. . At this session the newspaper folks were privileged to hear an able address by one of the guest speakers. Charles L. Allen, of the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern Universi- Survivine are four sons. Gordon and ! tv- Chicago, his subject being. "Sur- J. D. Harper, of Oak Grove, Douglas vevs of Readership and Markets." Harner of SDrinehilL and James HarD-l The afternoon session offered a pan- er of Delhi; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Poland, Mrs. Mildred Hughes and Mrs. Velma .McVay, all of Delhi; two brothers, Leland Davis, of Simsboro; and Otis Davis of Monroe and nine grandchildren. MRS. ETTA IHRPER DELHI, La April 23 Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Harper, 68, who died Sunday night at a Monroe hospital will be held at the Catron Gay FuneralJ Home Chapel at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. W. A. Dearman, assisted by Rev. George Stamey, will officate at the service, and interment, under the direction of the Catron-Gay Funeral Home, will follow at the Delhi Masonic ELBERT R. COBB . WINNSBORO, April 24 Elbert R. Cobb, 73, died" at his residence here Monday. Funeral serevices were held at his home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Revs. J. II. Keys and Ray mond Collier officiating. Interment, under direction of the Fir3t National Funeral Home of Winnsboro, was in the New Winnsboro Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olla Cobb; three sons, George, Curtis and Credo; two daughters, Mrs. F. D. Niel-son and Willie Mae Cobb; a brother. Carroll and a half-brother. Army Grooms, of Quinton, Miss. All other members of the family are residents of Winnsboro. (Friends and relatives in Richland Parish are sorry to learn of the death of Elbert R. Cobb of Winnsboro.) el discussion, "Sliding Scale Rates for Local Advertisers" led by Matt Vernon Qf the Daily Iberian, New Iberia. An interesting address by W. A. Cleveland, Ford dealer of Crowley, on the subject: "Ford Dealer Fund Advertising," gave much information as to how these funds are assessed and disbursed. Tom Rucker, manager of the Oklahoma Press Association, gave an interesting address on "Mytb of the Mouse Trap." He was followed by the Legislative Report by Eddie Jackson, of the Thibodaux Comet, chairman; and the newsprint report by Clarence E. Faulk, Jr, of the Ruston Leader. Saturday morning there was a meeting of the Louisiana Daily Newspapers as well as the weeklies. The report of the nominating committee, of which II. A. Mangham, of The Beacon-News, Rayville, was chairman, was made. Samuel D Reeks, of the Metairie Times, led a panel discussion on Profitable Circulation Rates, followed by A. O. Goldsmith, Baton Rouge on (Continued on page 4)

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