The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on March 31, 1945 · 2
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 2

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, March 31, 1945
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, MARCH 31st. 1945. H.A. MANGHAM EDITOR AND BUSINESS MANAGER ' Entered at the Postoffice at Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana as Second-Class Mail Matter, under Act of March 3. 1879. OFFICIAL. JOURNAL: Police Jury. Parish of Richland; School Board, Parish of Richland; Tensas Basin Levee Board; Town of Rayville; Town of Mangham. LOUISIANA PRES5 POSTWAR The recently appointed Canadian ambassador to Washington, Lester B. Pearson, made a speech the other day in New York, in which he voiced some frank and pertinent suggestions regarding the responsibility of the individual democratic peoples of the world in assuring perpetuation of the coming peace. His message is worth recording, because it has a bearing on the future of everyone, not only in this country, but in all the United Nations. The ambassador put his finger on one of the most vital needs in postwar thinking when he called for the same kind of teamwork in peacetime as that demonstrated in war. "There are moments now when one dares to hope that this time we may organize a peace that will last," he said. "Then those hopes are dimmed by some malicious article or speech, by some violent outbreak, or by some action or reaction which shows that all the old selfish and savage national prejudice and fears and distrusts are creeping again like vermin out of the ruins of the war. If we are not careful, they will once more devour the fruits of victory. History does not show that that peaceful collaboration between friends is as good cement as war-cooperation between Allies. There is no use blinking that fact. Wishful thinking before 1939 helped bring us into this war; wishful thinking now on political and economic questions will help us lose the peace." Hard and deep and wise thinking, Ambassador Pearson believes, is going to be necessary to achieve complete coordination and teamwork on international problems, more than ever before in the world's history. There, is no easy, upholstered way out of such problems- political, social and economic. We must abandon our infantile delusions of "roller-bearing ease, moonlight emotion, celluloid romance, and instalment living," and face the grim reality of the tough fight for peace and stability and prosperity which lies ahead. That fight can only be won if we display in peace some of the international teamwork, that national doggedness and that individual courage which all the fighting men of all the United Nations are displaying for us on the field of battle. WITHOUT To show their patriotism, strike for 17 days, which was very damaging to ship construction. Then they went back to work. Theirs is only one of countless work stoppages of a similar nature. Strikers suffer no penalties so long as other men fight and die to maintain a strikers' right to loaf. Men who strike and keep others from working, While their brothers die, must be without shame. Rayville Kiwanis Club Celebrates Birthday The program last Tuesday was in the nature of a birthday celebration of the Rayville Kiwanis Club, and a very interesting and happy program was arranged by, A. C. Clark, chairman of the Program Committee, in charge for the day. Early in the course of the luncheon President Jake Joseph turned the program over to A. C. The club sang "Happy Birthday." The luncheon last Tuesday was the nearest date to the time of the 11th anniversary of the chartering of the local club. Following the repast, the beautiful birthday cake contributed by the program chairman and served by hi3 estimable wife, was first cut by President Jake Joseph, then Mrs. Clark served each a slice of the delicious cake, with ice cream. Chairman Clark called upon all of the past presidents who were present to say a few words, and asked Bob Hargis to also speak for those who were absent, which he did appropriately and feelingly, especially when referring to "Fessor" Hull, who died suddenly a few months ago after having been elected governor of this District. Those present and to make short talks on the work of the club, and more particularly during their respective administrations, were Allen "Brother" Cook, Bob Hargis (who also spoke for D. D. Cotton, Doctor Green, Charter No. 14,225 REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DELHI, IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MARCH 20, 1945 Published in response to call made by Comptroller of the Currency, under Section 5211, U. S. Revised Statutes. ASSETS Loans and discounts , ! United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed Corporate stocks (including $1,800.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection Bank premises owned $2,030.00, furniture and fixtures $2,200.00 Real estate owned other than bank premises Other assets TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES . Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $1,491,626.77 Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 31,630.00 Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) 2,442.71 Deposits of States and political subdivisions . 7,445.33 Other deposits (certified and cashier's checks, etc.) 17,029.02 TOTAL DEPOSITS Capital Stock: Common CAPITAL Surplus Undivided profits TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS State of Louisiana, Parish of Richland, ss: L T. F. Hardy, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belieL T. F. HARDY. Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of March, 1945. NAOMI E. SKIDMORE, Notary Public. Correct Attest: W. P. MARTIN, JOHN R. GOLSON, F. E. MAXWELL, , 'Directors. NATIONAL EITORiAl TEAMWORK SHAME Seattle welders maintained a "Fessor" Hull, Ernest Brown and W. A. Cooper, absent), Doctor Chambers, Jimmie Thompson, Horace Mangham, and Jim Aycock. The present president was also called on to say a few words. The past presidents and the years they served were "Brother" Cook '34, W. D. Cotton '35, Doc Green '36, "Fessor" Hull '37, Bob Hargis '38, Ernest Brown '39, Doctor H. C. Chambers '40, W. A. Cooper '41, Jimmie Thompson '42, Horace Mangham '43, Jim Aycock '44. Bob Hargis, secretary, presented to Immediate Past President Jim Aycock a certificate of merit from Kiwanis International, because of the excellence of the work of his administration during 1944. Attention was called to the fact that two more of the members of the club have entered the military service of our country, T. J. Coenen and Warren Greer, and a committee was ap-, pointed to purchase suitable remembrances to send the boys. Mrs. C. E. Gay on the violin, with Mrs. J. H. Hooks at the piano, delighted the club members with a musical program. Other guests of the club were Mr. C. H. Abels, of Eudora, Ark.; Mr. J. B. Jobe, who recently removed to Rayville from Delhi; Mr., A. K. Voss, accountant and Levee Board secretary; and Mr. H. P. Staples, with the F. S. A. Artie Page called attention to the approaching campaign for old clothes Reserve District No. 11 251,720.93 600,000.00 1,800.00 762,678.76 4,230.00 1.00 1,313.32 $1,621,744.01 -$1,550,173.83 ACCOUNTS $ 50,000.00 10,000.00 11,570.18 71,570.18 -$1,621,744.01 Wounded In Action :"',! r i" i t4? T5 Oscar Lewis, who was seriously wounded in Germany on March 3rd, according to a telegram received this week. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. George O. Lewis, of Rayville. His wife, formerly Miss Rachel Williams, and baby son, 2 months of age, also reside in Rayville. T5 Lewis entered the service in November, 1943, and has been overseas since the 1st of February, this year. In a letter writ ten since receiving his injuries, Lewis states that he is getting along fine. Lieutenant Eugene Inzer Wounded In Germany News was recently received that 2nd Lt. Eugene G. Inzer, of Rayville, was wounded in Germany, on February 24th, 1945. Since then several letters from him and through the Red Cross have been received by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy L. Inzer, of Holly Ridge. Two cards from the Adjutant General's office have been received. The last one gave his condition as per March 20th and as making normal improvement Lt. Inzer has written that he expected to be placed in an army hospital near home as soon as he was able to make the trip back to the United tSates. He went overseas in November, 1944, as a Staff Sergeant. In February he was selected to receive a battlefield commission. He fought with the 70th (Trailblazer) Division, of the Seventh Army, in their drive toward Saarbrucken. He is the holder of the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, for gallantry or meritorious service not achieved in aerial combat, and also the Purple Heart. - o LETTER FROM CLAUDE M. FINKLEA, SK 3C, U. S. N. . March 4, 1945. Dear Nettie: I will write you again to let you know that I still think of you and that everything is going fine with me and hope that all is going well with all of you back home. I have been reading mail that I received today. I received two fruit cakes but haven't eaten any of them yet. I have them in an ice box and then they will be good. I never received my watch yet. I hope it gets to me soon. I am expecting it any time now, being we have some more mail to get soon. I think it will get to me safe. The cakes were in good shape being they were canned. I hope that none of you will send me anything else, especially like the watch. It is a big worry and you never know if it will reach me safe or not. The cake (canned wili always be good). I never received but two of my papers, guess they will get here soon. Well, Couz, I guess school is going fuh blast and I know you will be glad to finish. I know you are having a good time. I would like to see a good basketball or football game now. I guess you know how I would enjoy it. I guess the football team isn't much good . Yes, Uncle Claude should be proud. Something I never expected. I guess I am never right. I must send Sis some congratulations, shouldn't I? I was sorry to hear about Uncle Charley's trouble being of the kind. I know that makes matters worse. I would like to see him. I know he is looking bad. I know his worries are plentiful. I wonder If Auntie is doing alright. I know she is. I haven't heard from Sis in a long time and you know I am not so much at writing and if I don't get something to write about I just don't write. I guess Carl realizes he and Ed are the two luckiest guys in the world. I wish I could have said that. I know they don't realize it but it is a fact. Kid I made Petty Officer third class last month. I am sure proud of it. It sure helps my pay, too. I was a long time after it but it was my first chance and I know now that it was worth working for. I can't stop now. We are all in this thing to see it over and we will make as well as possible. Being Mom's birthday is this month I will send her a hundred dollar check in the next couple of days. Sure would like to be home for her birthday. I know she still looks as young as ever. Don't tell her yet. Tell Cecil I received his letter and must answer it but not this time. I have lots of corresponding to do tonight and some work too. I can get around to most of it I think. I will have to close for this time but promise you a longer letter next time. Give my love to all the bids. Your cousin, CLAUDE M. FINKLEA BUY WAR BONDS! to. be sent overseas. News of the death of W. L. Jones, prominent Rayville citizen, having been received before the luncheon hour, a prayer was said just before adjournment by Rev. J. II. Midyett in remembrance of Mr. Jones, and in sympathy with his bereaved family. The program next week will be an April Fool program, by the Agricultural Committee, "Hop" Hopkins, chairman. Methodist Church Services JACK H. MIDYETT, Pastor Services for Easter Sunday, April 1st, are as follows: 9:45 a. m. Church School. 11:00 a. m. Morning Worship Service, with sermon by the pastor: "The Continuing Christ." Part of the service will be given to the Baptism of children. 7:00 p. m. Methodist Youth Fellowship. 8:00 p. m. Evening Worship Service, with sermon by the pastor: "Humility, A Mark of A Christian." . o TWO LOCAL YOUTHS TAKING FRE-AVLTION TESTS AT KEESLER FIELD KEESLER FIELD, Biloxi, Miss., March 22. Tests to determine their qualifications as pre-aviation cadets are now being given two former residents of Rayville, Louisiana, who are now undergoing the Army Air Forces Training Command's processing at Keesler Field, Miss. As applicants for training that will make them flying officers in the Army Air Forces, they will undergo a series of medical and psychological examinations at Keesler Field which will indicate the type of air crew training for which their aptitude and personal characteristics best suit them. Other classification tests will measure their technical skills and aptitudes, and they will receive a number of phases of military training here. Upon successful completion of this processing, they will be sent to the proper Army Air Forces Training Command station to begin their training as pilots, bombardiers, or navigators, depending upon the position for which they have been found best qualified. Those reporting here include: Pvt. Robert R. Rhinehart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rhinehart, R. F. D.. Rayville. Pvt. Robert S. Diamond, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Diamond, of Ray ville. A SAILOR AND HIS DOGS There is a man you all know well. He lives near Mangham, so I must tell But now he's over across the sea, Workjng hard for you and me. He has at home three dogs and a wife; Which he cherishes most I can't decide, For the dogs round up the food the quails, While his wife cooks the meat and cleans up the pails. Bill sits back with his pipe in his teeth, While the smoke encircles his head - like a wreath; He never worried about food to eat. For he knew, his dogs would bring in the meat. The only thing he thought about Was bread to keep them strong and stout. But now he's working across the waves. Mending those ships so again they can sail To conquer our enemies and keep us from harm. So he can return to his family on the farm. But when he gets in sight of the barn Who will then make the first alarm? If they beat little Penny they will have to go, But the next thing she knows here comes her son Joe. With all the excitement all the family must go, But you'd better clear the path for old Daddy Joe. Those dogs will jump, they will bark and squeal, They'll never leave his toes or his heels. Until Bill gets his gun and hollers, "Let's go!" And that will end the racket with Penny and Joe. Contributed. o BUCKNER The Woman's Society of Christian Service met on Monday afternoon, March 26th, with Mrs. F. B. Hatch, who also was leader of the Bible Study, The Word of His Grace, third chapter, subject, "The Work of His Grace." The best proof of the power of the gospel is a transformed life, transformed by the grace of God, who gave His only begotten Son that we might have everlasting life. Grace is love in action, moving out to help and bless another without asking whether he is worthy. We receive God's grace and it becomes effective in our lives through faith. Faith i3 the heart's door, which we must open in order that God may enter and guide us along the way. Mrs. R. B. Myers and Mrs. E. C. Williamson read the corresponding verses from the second chapter of Ephesians, before the comments. The working of God's grace has resulted in a fellowship in which all believers the vrtde world over are bound together in Christ That fellowship is the Church. The Church of which Paul writes is broader than any sect, division or denomination. The temple in the midst of humanity is not yet complete. It grows as the centuries come and go. In it is a place for you and me. This fellowship of kindred mind3, this temple of the ages, this living church of the living God. Mrs. W. II. Baudin played and all sang "Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts In Christian Love." Mrs. Myers distributed the Bible verse cards and after they were read, the meeting closed with the following prayer in unison: Somewhere, someway, sometime each day, ni stop and turn aside and pray That God will make this church the way Of righteousness to men. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. W. H. Baudin, served a salad plate with iced tea. Billy Deloney, Ann Williamson and American Heroes by (JULIAN St. Louis, Mo. "When attempting to River, Italy, Pvt. McFarland's unit was halted by enemy artillery fire. Dropping to the ground, he crawled over the shell-blasted shore to cut barbed wire, discharging his automatic rifle as he went. Thus he advanced through barbed wire entanglements until severely wounded. He gave his life fighting to free Italy, and the purchase of War Bonds will help continue that fight until all of the world is liberated from the Axis Yoke. y s Treasury Department LETTER FROM SSGT. C. W. ALSBKOOKS TO PARENTS The following letter was written by SSgt. C. W. Alsbrooks to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Alsbrooks, of Start: Dear Mother and Dad, You will be glad to know that I have attended church services recently. This may be "far-off India," and everything else may be different, but when I go to church I feel God's presence even here. "Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?" (Ps. 139). The Chaplain at this camp asks me to give you this message: "The Army is doing everything possible, through its Chaplains, to provide normal re ligious activities for all our soldiers, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish. Fine Chapels, equipped with electric organs, are seldom available but "where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' (Matt 18-20). It is inspiring to reflect that not only in this camp, but on ships at sea, in steaming jungles, on tiny islands, in a thousand outposts all over the world, our American boys are finding for themselves a Christian way of life. I wish that I could tell of all the good Christian things they say and do. Truly they are learning that 'If I take the wings of the morn ing, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me.' (Ps. 139). Even when no Chaplain is available, as sometimes happens, these soldiers pitch right in and have their own worship services. I know that God blesses them all. May they return to home and loved ones soon, stronger than ever in their faith and knowledge of the Truth that maketh all men free. Sincerely yours, John L. Dier, Post Chaplain." With lots of love, CHARLIE DONORS TO CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S FUND Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brown Mrs. Lena Griffis 1.00 1.00 . 2.00 5.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 7.50 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 5.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 5.00 1.00 10.00 1.00 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mangham R. B. Dockery Mr. and Mrs. B. D. White Myrtile L. Hoben E. A. Cox Mr. and Mrs. R, S. Diamond Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Boles Ethel Ratcliff. Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Cain Mr. and Mi s. E. B.. Carson Robbie Binion L. B. Archibald Mrs. Sallie C. Boies L. P. Woodard Wm. Lamie J. K. Rundell Mrs. E. E. Rundell Mrs. H. I. Sorey Ernest Greer G. W. Bolton Z. T. Stone Emil Gutz Cash Mrs. Frances H. Green Claude Morgan Mrs. Annie Ferguson Mrs. W. A. Boughton T. D. Heath Judge and Mrs. C. J. Ellis W. C. McKay C. S. Danderford Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Bryant Mrs. Ida T. Meador Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Stodghill Mrs. Lena Gay Christian A. T. Owen C. J. Mounger Margaret Spriggs Mrs. I Spriggs Combs M. Copes Norman McKnight R. II. Guynes Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Brooks Mrs. E. J. Pucheu Geo. R. Sumlin Mrs. H. W. Blakeman Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Hargis CAPTAIN A. P. PARILM RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS SERVICE Captain A. P. Parham, who has been serving 34 months overseas, principally in the African and Italian theatres of war, has been granted a leave to return home for a visit He was scheduled to report to Camp Shelby, Miss., prior to reaching home in Mangham. Captain Parham's wife is Mrs. Beryl Stark Parham, and his mother is Mrs. Maude Parham, both of Mangham. Flossie Stephens Noble enjoyed the meeting also. N An offering was given to the Chaplains' Fund, for pocket editions of the Upper Room, for the boys overseas. A business session was held and reports made out as this is the end of the first quarter. REPORTER OLLENDORFF - .OSTHUMOUSLY a Silver Star was awarded to Pvt. Willis V. McFarland. establish a beachhead on the Raoido Maximum Charges For Feed Sacks Sellers of feed ingredients for ani mals have been given improved methods for determining their maximum charges for textile sacks or other con tainers, the Office of Price Administration announced last week. This action, effective March 10, 1945, applies only to those food ingredients covered by Food Products Regulation No. 3 General Pricing Provisions for Certain Grains and Feed Ingredients. The measure states that a seller may either charge a flat mark-up of $3.25 a ton of a commodity for textile sacks, or he may take the weighted average of the maximum prices of tex tile sacks or of all other kinds of sacks he received in one month as the basis for charges on shipments of a commodity during the next month. Moreover, if a seller did not receive any sacks during the preceding month, he may continue . his last month's mark-up, OPA said. Simultaneously, OPA provided sellers of alfalfa hay products with a mark-up of $4.25 a ton of a commodity for sacks, as a simplification of the charge that they may make for sacks. Previously, the regulation provided that sellers could charge "the reason able market value" for sacks. Thi3 proved unsatisfactory to the trade. LONE CHERRY W. M. S. NEWS Lone Cherry W. M. S. met for a special home mission program, Annie Armstrong, Thursday, March 8th, with 15 members present It was an inspirational program, and collection was $33.80. Many who could not attend the program sent an offering. We were happy to have our devoted pastor, Rev. John Kitchingham, with us. REPORTER o Argentina is fast becoming one of the leading importers into the Port of New Orleans. In January of this year, 3,000 tons of peanuts arrived here, from that country. Argentina also ships us costume jewelry, cottonseed meal cakes, fox skins, leather bags, woolen piece goods, candy, liquor, fertilizer and skins. EASTER TIME Dress Up Time EVEN SO WITH YOUR CAR HAVE CAR POLISHED, WAXED OR PAINTED HAVE DENTS REPAIRED HAVE RUSTY PLACES REFINISHED USE GENUINE DUCO MATERIALS A Automobile Painting 1t (jfri&Xit Workman f ttiitrf ttrr tn t tri r i t f. ItWIIftIF .Trrrrrnr. V i- '-; If V ft,., "i PAINT AND BODY DEPARTMENT Don't Forget Inside Your Car SEAT COVERS FOR 40-41 FORDS 37 to 42 CHEVROLETS Courtesy Chevrolet Co, RAYVILLE, RATIONING MEATS, FATS Red stamps Q5, R5, S5 expire March 31; Red stamps T5, U5, V5, W5 and X5 expire April 28; Red stamps Y5, Z5, and A2, B2. C2, and D2 expire June 2; Red stamps E2, F2, G2, H2 and J2 expire June 30. New stamps will be validated April 1st. PROCESSED FOODS Blue stamps X5, Y5, Z5, and A2 and B2 expire March 31; Blue stamps C2, D2, E2, F2 and G2 expire April 28; Blue stamps 112, J2, K2. L2 and M2 expire June 2; Blue stamps N2, P2, Q2, R2 and S2 expire June 30. New stamps will be validated April 1st. SUGAR Stamp 35 expires June 2. No new stamp will be validated until May 1. FUEL OIL Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 coupons good for ten gallons per unit continue valid throughout the country for the rest of the heating year. SHOES Airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 in book three, good indefinitely. o REUNION A very delightful reunion was enjoyed on last Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Greer. Present were: Sgt. Archie Greer, of Fort George Mead, Md.; Mrs. Claude Moore and son, William, of Alexandria; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Greer and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Greer, of Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Greer and children and Mrs. Beal, Mrs. Ivy Eubanks and Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Eubanks and two children, all of Rayville; Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Greer and baby, of Rayville Route 4; Mrs. Grayson Bennett and children and Mr. and Mrs. Garnce Eppinette, all of Start. Everyone enjoyed the day very much. o POWERFUL G-E JET The new G-E Jet generates more motive power than any other aircraft engine and now is being used by the Army Air Forces to drive propellerless Lockheed P-80 fighters faster than any other planes in the world will fly, it has been announced by General Electric Company with approval by the War Department. There is a total of eighty-nine wharves at the Port of New Orleans, covering more than eleven miles of waterfront. Of these the state owns thirty-seven, which were built and are operated by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans; the United States government owns seven; the railways own nineteen wharves and one slip; and the remainder are owned or operated by private interests. WAVES perform vital Navy jobs. WilSouf them, manpower demands of the armed forces would be much more severe. v. a. NAY is ti 1 1 . u ) ; irrr-'- If I! f M - rrn.nT E i K LOUISIANA ( SAID WISH lf- I WAS YOUNG iv; AGAIN AND I'D JOIN UP WITH S f J

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