The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on August 11, 1945 · 2
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 2

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, August 11, 1945
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th, 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 Bfangham. -. IM5IMA W NATIDNALl TIMBER WASTE MUST BE STOPPED Lumber is the most important of all home-building materials, and the United States i3 running out of it fast. We will come out of this war with considerably less than 100 million acres of virgin timber still standing. In the beginning, we had more than 460 million acres of forest and "potential" forest land. Since Pearl Harbor, our drain on our "virgin" forests has jumped to more than 50 per cent of its annual growth. How long is this fast-disappearing but highly important "natural" resource going to be with us? That depends. It depends on the way our cut-over lands are handled, and the care we take of our forests that are still standing. Waste must be stopped, and destruction prohibited. Forest fires must become a thing of the past. Indications are that here in Louisiana, the public mind is looking at this big public problem in a new way. The recent creation of the Louisiana Forestry Commission, along with the reorganization of the Department of Forestry, indicates a new and an advanced attitude of the public mind about this vital matter. BALLAS BROTHERS IN SERVICE X jfatriittfWnrttn'' nt-wt v-r- LEADING COTTON PRODUCERS St. Landry was the leading parish in the state last year in cotton production: The total amount of cotton in this parish amounted to 45,100 bales. Following in order were Franklin, Richland, Natchitoches, Caddo, East Carroll, Morehouse, Avoyelles, Tensas, Madison, atfd West Carroll parishes. The production in West Carroll amounted to 21,300 bales, and all other cotton parishes in the state produced less than 20,000 bales. Richland's production was 38,858 bales. The parish with the best average yield per planted acre was Concordia with 471 pounds. Other parishes which aver aged more than 400 pounds per acre were East Carroll, Madi son, Avoyelles, Rapides, Grant, St. Landry, Tensas and Cald well. Production and yield figures for this year may show a decline due to smaller plantings of cotton, adverse weather conditions and increased insect damage. LIQUIDATING STATE CONTROL Flight Officer George C. Ballas, 20, (left) and-Seaman First Class Pete C. Ballas, 18, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ballas of Rayville. George enlisted June 26, 1943, received his wings at Roswell, N. M., September 30, 1944, and until his recent return to the States, has been based in Italy. Pete enlisted August 10, 1944, received his boot training at San Diego and amphibious tactics training at San Pedro, Calif. He has been in the Pacific theatre since March 10, 1945. .When one tries to analyze proposed Federal legislation such as the Wagner-Murray Bill (S-1050), one is tempted to give up in confusion. Under this one bill a political agency in Washington is given the power to tax employers and employes billions of dollars per annum ; to grant loans aggregating a billion dollars in the next ten years; to provide grants to states and local governments for public health services; to make grants to states for general assistance of the needy; to provide for the creation of United States Employment Service in the Social Security Board ; to establish a national social insurance system covering, as the bill says, "any service of whatever nature performed after December 31, 1945," with few exceptions. Apparently the bill would end state unemployment insurance systems. A new social security tax of 8 per cent on wages up to $3,600 a year would be levied, 4 per cent paid by the employer, and 4 per cent by the employe. This bill, by grants and gifts of money to states, would make the Federal government dominate the health, welfare and security systems of every state. The people would become wards of the Federal government. The alleged objectives of the bill are already being brought about in the various states by voluntary action, without Federal compulsion and taxation. This bill in another big step in a program to reduce the states to the position of mere administrative agencies of the Federal government. Granting that the motives of the sponsors of the bill are the highest, the effect of this proposed legislative panacea for the woes and ills of mankind will be disastrous to individual independence in the United States. Alumnus vs Alumnus Features LSU Story On Saipan Campaign BATON ROUGE, La., Aug- 9. On March 28, 1904, a 26-year-old Japanese, slight in stature, who gave his name as Haruji Matsue and his home address as 57 Sakamatsu. Yotsuya, Tokyo, enrolled at Louisiana State univer sity to learn the sugar industry. Just two months to the day, lacking three, on which Matsue enrolled, a young Louisianian named Sanderford Jarman, whose home address was Boatner, Jackson parish, left the LSU campus to take advantage of an appointment he had just received to West Point. Files in the registrars office show that both men were enrolled " in English courses, agriculture and chemistry, the Louisianian as a junior, the Japanese, who held a diploma from Tokyo Technological school, as a special student. There were only 438 students enrolled at LSU that year, the quarters in the northern part of Baton Rouge were comparatively small. There is no doubt the two men knew each other. Now they have met again in far- 'off Saipan the Louisianian, a gradu ate of West Point with a distinguished record of few parallels in hi3 country's service, and the great Japanese industrialist, who at the outbreak of the present war was a powerful overlord of a sugar empire that stretched from the Central, Pacific to the East Indies. The story of that meeting is, recorded in the quiet which today marks that far-flung empire, where "no one now tends the sugar mills" and where the machinery that poured out the white gold has crumpled in twisted Food production in 1945 may be 33 per cent above the 1935-39 average, although 3 or 4 per cent below 1944. FARM WAR NEWS LIMING 1 1 ELF S GROW MORE ' AND BETTER CROPS Lime taken from the land by plants is vital to the health of both livestock and people. Most soils in the humid areas, east of the Great Plains, have been leached of this mineral. To safeguard the health of the nation, it is therefore up to farmers, assisted by Government, to restore lime where deficiencies occur. Assisted by the AAA agricultural conservation program, farmers have made much progress in the application of liming materials. Their use of liming materials on farms has increased more than sevenfold since AAA assistance for this conservation practice was first offered in 1936. Effects ofj this increase are reflected in wartime records in U. S. food production. Almost every State, with soil requiring lime applications, increased its tonnage during the past year. Farmers participating in the 1944 agricultural conservation program spread a record of 23,828,000 tons 25 per cent more than under the 1943 program and 72 per cent greater than the 1939-43 average. This is only about half the amount of liming materials that could be used profitably each year. And to secure the greatest benefit from liming materials, farmers should also use phosphate since neither lime nor phosphate can do the job of the other. Both go hand in hand with other good soil-management practices. When used together, these minerals pay off in thicker stands of nutritious legumes and grasses which (1) make possible the grazing and feeding of larger numbers of dairy and meat animals, and (2) stop soil from washing and blowing. Richland parish used 9,996 tons of lime in 1944. ticns for new light and medium trucks. After that date, district offices of the Office of Defense Transportation may approve or disapprove such applications and issue certificates of transfer without forwarding these applications to the Washington, D. C, office. Applications for new light and medium trucks will be -approved in accordance with the number of certificates of transfer allocated to each district office. SOME CRAWXER TRACTORS REMOVED FROM RATIONING Because of increased production, crawler tractors under 25 horsepower have been removed from distribution control. The removal order does not affect any other size of crawler type tractors. , . JOY THEATRE Rayville, Louisiana LIGHT TRUCK ALLOCATIONS DECENTRALIZED Farmers may expect streamlined action after August 1 on their applica- DEMANDS CONTINUE TO OUTSTRIP BIG FOOD SUPPLTES What's the main U. S. food problem? According to Department of Agriculture statistics, this is it. To distribute a food output one-third greater than in 1935-39 to meet an over-all demand about one-half greater. A review of food requirements points to a distribution of U. S. food in 1945 about as follows: 77 per cent to U. S. civilians: 17 per cent to the armed forces, including relief feeding by the military; 4 or 5 per cent for lend-lease and civilian relief; and 1 or 2 per cent for commercial exports. These estimates compare with 1944 figures of 80 per cent for civilians, 13 per cent for the. armed forces, and 7 per cent for lend-lease and other exports. High demands will continue to outstrip supplies of "short" food 3 for the next 12 months. Meat supplies for civilians may pick up a little this winter, but no material improvement in total supplies can come until this fall's pig crop is marketed next spring. Plentiful supplies of other products will keep the general nutritional level above pre-war. Sunday and Monday ANN SHERIDAN ALEXIS SMITH JACK CARSON JANE WYMAN IRENE MANNING CHARLIE RUGGLES "THE DOUGHGIRLS" Tuesday-Wednesday TWO BIG PICTURES CHARLES KORVIN "ENTER ARSENE LUPIN" AND . . . . BOB STEELE in "UNDER TEXAS SKIES" Thursday and Friday BUD ABBOTT LOU COSTELLO "THE NAUGHTY NINETIES" MATINEE Every Thursday Box Office Opens 3:45 Saturday ANN CORIO "CALL OF THE JUNGLE" AND JOHNNY MACK BROWN "TEXAS KID" ALL SHOW'S SUBJECT TO CHANGE wreckage, "symbol of a crumbling, falling Japanese empire." The story of the meeting also is told in the intimate history of today s newspaper columns. Edgar Poe, war correspondent of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, writes in last Sunday's edition of the Picayune-States of finding in Saipan, amidst the rubble and wreckage of battle, the bullet-riddled statue of a small, paunchy, hand-in-pocket figure and of noting with amazed interest that the subject of the statue, "an empire builder," had graduated from LSU. The name on the pedestal was Haruji Matsue and the inscription, in second person, told "you were summoned by the Great Sugar Company which led to the es tablishment of the Taiwan Todai Sugar Company. You also became the executive of the Niitaka Sugar Company." Continuing, the inscription tells that, following the failure of his enterprises after World War I, Matsue "courageously went forward, undergoing hardships and privation," organized the South Seas Development Company, became a powerful overlord of a sugar empire of the South Pacific and received "at the coronation of our present emperor" the honor of "sixth court rank." Matsue. Poe wrote, is reportedly living in Japan today. Poe wrote further, "According to information here Matsue imported labor from Japan and Korea to establish and subsequently plant and harvest the cane of the sugar plantations. He built refineries and mills, some of which distilled alcoholic beverages. He also built towns and homes and subsidiary industries of the sugar industry. "On Saipan the $6,000,000 mill of Mr. Matsue, who learned about the industry from the Sugar Bowl of Louisiana, stands a twisted ruin, symbol of a crumbling, falling Japanese empire." But there's another side of the story of "Alumnus meets Alumnus," the side of the young Louisianian from Boatner, Jackson parish. One of the best accounts of that side of the story is that appearing in the New York Times Magazine of last December 10 under the by-line of Clinton Green, in which General Jarman is cited as The Mriacle Man of Saipan. Green wrote succinctly but tellingly, "The face of Saipan is changed. Landmarks have disappeared, hills have been blown away; roads have disappeared and new ones have been hewn through cane fields and rolling high ground; blasted buildings have been torn down; new piers built; hundreds of structures have appeared all as if by magic." "It was not and is not magic," Green continued, following up with phrases which tell of the miracle of change wrought under the leadership of General Jarman: "More than 200 miles of road were laid out. In five days' time a three-lane, black-top road Superfortress airfields more than a hundred dump trucks racing day and night at 40 "miles an hour thousands of miles of telephone wire and underground cables 25,000,000 board feet of lumber and 500,000 pounds of nails used. - It may be that the end of this story hasn't been written yet, the story of the meeting again after almost 41 years of two men who met first at LSU and who met again pitted against each other as warring enemies. And the end may be "found in the end of the tottering Japanese, empire. o TO SOMEONE VERY DEAR Cotton "Fighting Fund, Is Urged t MEMPHIS. Ten.. Aug. 9. Amid predictions of an early victory over the Japanese, the 17-state campaign for a $2,000,000 postwar "fighting fund" is fast gaining momentum, the National Cotton Council reported today . Already 2,232 cotton ginners, 146 crushers, 135 merchants, 211 spinning mills, and 220 compresses have agreed to participate in the united program to protect cotton's markets after V-J day. The campaign was started after leaders of the cotton industry and economists had warned of the danger of postwar competition from synthetics, paper, and foreign growths. Oscar Johnston, Council president, said a decrease in America's cotton markets would seriously disrupt the economy of the entire South, since cotton in the terms of annual income means $2,552,000,000. More than 15.-000,000 people either directly or indirectly are affected by this income, he added. The "fighting fund" campaign calls for payment of 20 cents on each bale of cotton produced to finance scientific research, sales promotion, and other projects. Half of the fund will come from cotton producers, and half from handlers and processors. Mr. Johnston said cotton should not delay its reconversion plans since 70 per cent of all of its present produc tion is going into the war effort. EVANGELISTIC T at the FIRST EAPTI CHURCH RAYVILLE ST LOCAL MAN AWARDED MEDICAL BADGE, SHARED DOUGIUJOY'S ILZARDS IN ITALY With the Fifth Army, Italy. Pri vate First Class Alvin L. Day, of Rayville, Louisiana, recently was awarded the Medical Badge in recognition of his having daily shared with the doughboys the hazards and hardships of combat while serving with an infantry unit on the Fifth Army front during the Italian campaign. The badge is an oval silver wreath across which is a litter. A caduceus and the Geneva Cross are superimposed. It is worn above decorations and service ribbons on the left breast. Day is a medical aid man with the 338th Infantry Regiment of the 85th "Custer" Division. He is the son of Mrs. Pza Day, whose home is on Route 1, Rayville. MSI Two Services Daily: 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. VISITING PREACHER REV. C. A. M0LPUS Visiting Music Director Mr. E. A. Alexander Local Pastor Dr. John H. Hooks PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD"-Amos 4:12 SEEK YE THE LORD, WHILE HE MAY BE F0UND"-Isaiah 55:6 TSGT. MONROE BEACH WRITES TO EDITOR A day has passed but not forgotten was the day my Bud went away. It was in 1942 on the 16th day of May. Uncle Sam called him and there was nothing he did say. The nfght before he left me he"sat down by my side. He put his arm around me and told me not to cry . He said, "I don't mind going, for that is something we all should do, is go and fight and do our best to free the red, white and blue. . That morning he sat down by me and put his hand in mine, and told me not to worry for he would come back some time. He's in the hospital now in France, and I pray half my time that I can get a letter from him if it is just one line. The war where he is at is over but they are dying still in Japan. And how hard they are fighting way over sea to free this noble land. My bud wrote and said he was coming back to the States pretty soon, and I do hope it won't be long. I know there are lots of sisters, mothers, sweethearts and wives have loved ones that are ar over sea, and their love for them never dies. O, dear God, do help each one of them that have loved ones far from home, and bring them back to all of us before long. But there will belots of sad hearts, for there are some that can't come home. A note to my brother far overseas: August 1, 1945. Dear Mr. Mangham: Since it has been months and months since I have written you, I have decided to try to give you a brief account of my many adventures and experiences since I have been over here in the European Theatre. First, I would like to mention the fact that I am not so good as most of the boys at writing letters, as you'll undoubtedly find out by reading this. Nevertheless, I shall do my best to say a few things that you might be interested in. I am not a combat soldier. I do not want to leave the impression that I am with any of your many readers. I would like to say in this line, however, that I am a member of a very combatant outfit, namely, the 15th Cavalry Group (mechanized). I am justly proud of being a member of this outfit, as it has proven its value many, many times. Yes, on D plus 21, the old 15th joined General Pat-ton's famous Third Army in France, where we, with other various units, participated in the battle campaign of Normandy, and later in the one of Northern France. It was our outfit that spearheaded the task force which proceeded around the French coast to Brest. We saw quite a bit of action and suffered many casualties in that drive. Later, we were assigned to General Simpson's Ninth Army and" were given a mission of retaining the enemy at St. Nazairre and Lorient That was more of a rest period than a battle, though, I guess. While we were there we were sub-attached to the 94th and later the 66th Infantry Divisions. Finally, during the winter, we received orders to move and that we did. We spent a few days in Belgium, and a month or so in Holland. Then we came on to Germany. Upon our arrival in Germany we were de-mechanized, and assigned a dismounted mission, which, according to General Anderson, CG of the XVT Corps, was performed in "a most magnificent and superior manner." A month or so ago, we "were assigned to the Seventh Army and have for the period since then, been participating in occupational and military government missions. Presently,, we are under the XIX Corps, and the 70th Infantry Division. We are, if you know what I mean, in a Category II status, which means we are slated for the Pacific. We are just waiting those old orders! Our 1500 men captured 5,870 prisoners. Now, about myself. I've been doing administrative work in Group Headquarters since 15 March 1944. At that date I was assigned the duty of Troop Clerk for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. I did that work until someone ,in Washington got on the ball and changed out TO, which change authorized a complete Personnel Section within our Group Headquarters. Well, by hook or by crook, I was chosen to fill the vacancy as Personnel Sergeant Major. On April 17th I was promoted from Corporal to TSgt. Then, someone else up there (at the little white house on the hill, D. C.) devised the point system whereby certain deserving members of the armed forces might be released from the army. The Group Sergeant Major was one of the lucky boys with over 85 points, and was transferred to another unit for discharge (which he hasn't gotten yet!). I was chosen to take over hla job, and that is what I am doing presently. I like the work, and I consider it an honor and a privilege to be Sergeant Major of this outfit. Now, they say the point system is to be lowered "slightly below the interim score of 85." Well, since I have 79, I am just wondering how much "slightly lower" is going to be. I would like to get out of the Army, but if Uncle Sam's plan doesn't let me COME, PRAY, TELL OTHERS, BRING YOUR FRIENDS Most Cordially, J. H. HOOKS out, I certainly won't complain. I've been receiving the paper rather often since the war over here ended, and thanks very much for sending it to me. I enjoy it very much, except at times when I see the account of a friend who has given all in this war, or maybe of an old friend who has passed away. I wish to take this means of offering my heartfelt sympathy to all those who have lost loved ones in this war. It is so hard to realize that my friends and pals are here no more. And particularly, I can remember two with whom I was very closely associated at times. They are my old friends, Stanley peere and Troy Evans. This is indeed a cruel war. But all of those who have given their lives have done something for this world that we who are living can never do. They have shown that a real God-fearing people shall always endure. Well, I guess it's time I was getting I down town where I supposedly live. Just keep the 'Beacoh-News on the way, and say "Hello" to all 'my old friends back there in Richland parish. I hope to be seeing them in person within the next two or three months. So, until then, so-long, and best wishes to all of you! As ever, Your old friend, TSGT. MONROE BEACH yCU KNOW, JANET, I ACTUALLY PUT AWAY MORE MONEY AS A WAVE THAN I WAS EVER ABLE TO DO AS f TOO, A CIVILIAN A. MARY ME, NOTICE I am applying to the Collector of Revenue of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beer at retail, as defined by law, in the Parish of .Richland. J. D. HINES, 8-ll-2t. Rayville, La., Route 3. o Notice of Petition For Letters of Administration State of Louisiana, Parish of Richland . Fifth District Court. Succession of George E. Clack, Deceased. Probate No. 1393. Whereas, Mrs. Alice Logan ' Clack Palmer has petitioned this Court for Letters of Administration on the Estate of George E. Clack, deceased, Notice is hereby given to all whom it may conoern to show cause if any they have or can, within ten (10) days, why the prayer of the said petition should not be granted. By order of this Court, this 6th day of August, 1945. E. G. BROWN, Deputy Clerk of Court. Warren Hunt-A. B. Guthrie, Attorneys. 8-11-31 WAVE pay starts at $141.50 a month. counting food and quarters. The Navy needs thousands more young women. U. S. NAVY If you want those hounds or bird dogs to do their best feed them Purina Dog Chow. 2t B & W SEED & FEED STORE o LESPEDEZA HAY FOR SALE Cheaper now than after being stored. Will deliver close in. C. S. SIMPSON, 7-28-4t. Rt. 2, Box 56, Rayville, La. LAND POSTED Notice is hereby given that my land is posted and all hunting and trespassing are forbidden under penalty of the law. C. W. SOREY, 8-4-3t. Rayville, La., Route 4. o WANTED to purchase, for cash RESIDENCE in town of Rayville. Reply, giving full description, price, and location of property. Box W, care Beacon-News. 8-4-3t o FOR SALE The J. W. Summerlin Abstract Co. Most complete plant in Richland parish. Records up to date. May 1st, 1945. MRS. J. W. SUMMERLIN, 8-4-4t. Judsonia, Ark. Pfc. Loyd T. Moore. Lovie M. Moore. By his sister, HOIV TO SAVE MONEY Oft The teeth of the law, despite gas and car rationing, still bite deep. Older cars poorer roads dimouts more pedestrians and cyclists thinner tires .... all these make driving; just as hazardous today and insurance protection mighty important. Whether you drive 1,000 or 10,000 miles a year, an accident will cost you just as much. It costs a lot more today to pay for injuries caused in automobile accidents. And with mechanics and parts so scarce and property values up, property damage accidents cost MORE than they used to. What's more, with higher taxes and living costs, it's more difficult today to pay out of income for any accident. Myrick Insurance Agency RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA

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