The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on December 30, 1950 · 1
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Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, December 30, 1950
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SERVING RAYVILLE AND RICHLAND PARISH ALL TE NEWS THAT'S TO PRINT 5 LIBERTAS ET NATALE SOLUM V TP - V- VOLUME LXXXII. RAYVILLE, RICHLAND PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30th, 1950. NUMBER 49. OIL ALLOWABLES SET FOR JANUARY NAME SWANSON TO HEAD IT.. STATE 'B' TITLE Injured, Captured, Escapes In Korea ALTO AND ARCHIBALD CITIZENS INJURED IN COLLISION TUESDAY W. T. (Billie) Sartor Seriously Injured And Remains Uncon-conscious; Woman, Baby Escape Bad Injury WON BY CLINTON CHRISTMAS TREE AT HOLLY RIDGE Mr. George B. Franklin & Son Hosts At Annual Christmas Party As has been their custom, and a joy and pleasure to him as well as those favored, Mr. George B. Franklin, president of George B. Franklin & Son. and George B. Franklin, Jr., were hosts to two beautiful Christmas parties 1 st week, one for his white employes and friends and their children .n the evening of December 21st, and r.r.t for the colored employes and friends and their children, on the evening of December 22nd. Both parties wore given on the spacious grounds of the Company adjoining Highway 80 at Ho'ly Ridge. A large pine tree, with more than two thousand colored electric lights, greeted the guests before they reached the grounds, which were artistically decorated in keeping with the gorgeous Christmas Tree. Delightful programs of music and singing appropriate to the Christmas occasion were rendered at each party, and Santa Claus came and presented each child with bags of candies and fruits and refreshments of hot weiners and milk. The following is the program for Mr. Frmklin's white friends and children: 1. Christmas Music 5:00 to 5:30 by Bill Nettles. Z. Special Song "Jingle Bells" by everyone. 3. Christmas Prayer by Rev. R. L. Harris. 4. Carols There's A Song In The Air "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks At Night" 4th Grade "Joy To The World" "Silent Night" by 5th, 6th and 7th Grades (School followed by Community) 5. Special "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Holly Ridge Faculty 6. Special "We Three Kings of Orient Are" "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by School Chorus. 7. Special Nativity Scene in Pantomime. Reader, Lowell Futch. 8. Song3 "Santa Claus" "Here Comes Santa Claus" by 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades. (Immediately following children, everyone please sing "Here Comes Santa Claus" until he appears). 9. Santa's Visit, music by Bill Nettles 10. Refreshments for Children, music by Bill Nettles. The following is the program for the colored guests: 1. Song "Joy To The-World" by the Chorus. 2. Invocation by Rev. L. H. Henderson. 3. Spiritual "Go and Tell It On the Mountain." 4. Story of the First Christmas ty Mary Etta Smith. - 5. Chorus "Silent Night." 6. Chorus "Here Comes Santa Claus" "Jingle Bells. Jingle Bells" "Santa Cluas Is Coming To Town" 7. Reading "The Night Before Christmas," by Janie Lucas. 8. Chorus "Don't You Know It's Christmas" "Oh. It's Christmas" "I Am Dreaming of A White Christmas" 9. Band Selection. 10 Santa Claus's Visit. 11. Refreshments. These Christmas Tree entertainments are the most elaborate and generous ever given such large numbers of friends, and Mr. Franklin has gained national recognition for giving entirely at his expense the largest private entertainmens of the kind in the Nation. His generosity and spread of Christmas spirit is as broad as the gates of day, and is just one of many acta of devotion and love he manifests for those associated with him, his friends and their children, many or whom would not know the full joy and gladness of Christmastime were it not for these big, warm-hearted friends. O Thomason Finishes First In Annual L. S. U. Student Rodeo Jimmie Roy Thomason agriculture junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Thomason, of Alto, emerged as the champion cowboy In the third and final performance of the All-Student Championship Rodeo recently. Thomason, of Alto, Louisiana, scored S70 points to cop high honors in the annual student event, 30 points' " in front of his nearest competitor, Harry C-. Prophit, agriculture junior, who placed second. Bernard O. Gauthier, junior in Animal Industry, took third place honors. . . . '- " o . Community Christmas Tree Huge Success The Community Christmas Tree, on the grounds of the Rayville Methodist Church, Friday evening of last week, made many little hearts glad. There was a beautiful and inspiring program led by Mrs. Johnny Walker, and each child was given bags of candy and fruits. The Tree was sponsored by the Community Council of Rayville, and all the various civic and religious organizations and many patriotic individu'Js joined in making the occason a successful and a happy one by contributions. 1 The underprivileged of the community were generously remembered. Get Your Posted Signs Here Conservation Dept. Allots -71,-275 Barrels For Monroe District BATON ROUGE, La, Dec. 25 Daily oil production allowables for Louisiana were set at 629,751 barrels for January, an 8.041-barrel boost over December. Conservation Commissioner S. L. Digby made the annuoncement and said the increase was due to greater market demand. The new figure for January was" 57,- 539 barrels greater than the total was 572,212 barrels for January a year ago. This month's total was 621,710 barrels Digby indicated the January increase was the result of oil company nomina tion at the statewide hearing in New Orleans earlier this month. Oil production allowables set th amount of production for each well. The state conservation department said November oil activities took a normal seasonal drop. Drilling permits fell from October's 243 to 207 in No vember. Completions for the same per iod dropped from 223 to 200. Of the November completions. 90 were oil wells, 30 made gas and the r mainder were unproductive. There were 318 oil well rigs activ over the state as December began. November completions included 3 wildcats as discovery wells in as m uiv fields. Pool Lake field in Catahoula parish. Virgin Bend field . in Grant Parish, and a rediscovery Stonewall field in DeSoto Parish. Final figures for October showed daily average production was 617,931 barrels. Meanwhile, the new January allow ables by districts were: New Orleans 159,975 barrels. Lafayette 157,100 barrels. Houma 114,036 barrels. Lake Charles 76,591 barrels. Monroe 71,275 barrels. : o Richard T. Jones Richard T. Jones, 65, of Rayville, died at his home Wednesday night. The funeral was held in Lone Cherry Baptist Church, Thursday at 3 p. m. Interment, directed by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, of Monroe, was in the church cemetery. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife; two sons, Otis R. Jones, Many, La.; and Winford W. Jones, Rayville; four daughters, Mrs. Claudie McGlothlin, Rayville; Mrs. Wilhelmina Rembert, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Maxine McKay, Rayville and Mrs. Jeanette Ay-cock, Rayville; two brothers, A. L. Jones, Pueblo, Colo.; Rev. Paul Jones, Clarks and a sister, Mrs. Ann Brown, Alto, " Rev. Huey Latham of the Lone Cherry Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were D. Bruce, Ford Ware, Charles B. Ware, Murphy Cham-blee, Herman Stokes and Charlie Sharbono. Richland Parish PMA Committee Elected Mr. C. W. Pardue of Alto, was elected chairman of the Richland Parish Production and Marketing Administration committee at the Parish Convention held in the PMA Office, Rayville, La., on December 19, 1950. Elected as vice-chairman of the parish committee was . Mr. Archie N. Brown and as regular member, Mr. J. E. Hoben. The two alternates are Mr. W. L. Norman and Mr. A. P. Ryan. These committeemen were elected to administer the Agricultural Conservation Program, loan programs, acreage allotments, marketing quotas, the sugar program. Federal Crop Insurance and other assignments in 1951. All of these committeemen are farmers- They are paid only for the few days they actually serve. o Rayville Baptists Set Day Of Prayer In cooperation with the twenty-six thousand Baptist churches of " the Southern Baptist convention and with fellow Christians of other denominations throughout our nation we of the Rayville Baptist Church do humbly and joyfully designate Sunday, December 31st, a day of prayer. God has called us to pray. "If my people who are called by my name will . 1 . pray." The plight of our world calls us to prayer. Statesmen are confused. On the battlefield the cause of freedom is suffering successive defeats. Fear is making each of us ask "What can I do?" 'And the answer is prayer. ."The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." In each of our services Sunday, December 31st, special prayers will be offered in behalf of our world, nation and men and women of the armed forces a number of our young men of this community, several who are members of our church, are today exposed to the gun-fire of a ruthless aggressor. We MUST pray and without ceasing. VALLEY LEAGUE Team Nichols Motors Epps ,T . " ' . Central - , Bastrop W L 12 2 11 4 10 4 7 8 ;, .. 6 8 6 8 Rayville Ford Co. Gilbert No games to be played Monday, January L Games Wednesday, Jan. 3rd: Rayville Ford Co. at Nichols Mtrs. Bastrop at Gilbert. Central at Epps. Former Assistant Coach At L. S. U. Will Succeed L. C. Gresham BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 27 Gov. Earl K. Long's office today announced appointment of A. L. (Red) Swanson as director of the Louisiana Training Institute at Monroe. Swanson, former assistant coach at Louisiana State University, was head football coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette this season. He succeeds J. C. Gresham, who died as director of the Monroe institute. Swanson was a tackle during his playing days at L. S. U. He coached Oak Grove High School and Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, then returned toL. S. U. as freshman i coach. He also coached the L. S. U. line. The governor's office said the Monroe facility's board named him director. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tripoli, Lybia, Nov. 13, 1950 Editor, Richland Beacon-News Dear Sir: I wrote this little story of Christmas in Tripoli for my own hometown paper and my husband who comes from Lou isiana asked me to send a copy of it to your paper. Said you might be interested enough in it to publish it. But I only have the one original copy of it and was unable to get a typewriter at the present, so I am sending the handwritten copy and I hope you can read it. It isn't really a story but just the actual facts of what Christmas is" like over here. It is very true and unexag-gerated. My husband is SSgt. Leo T. Gable of the U. S. Air Force. His par ents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gable of Crew Lake. We are now stationed here at Wheel- us Field, Tripoli, Lybia, and I find this old country so different and old fashioned that it is utterly fantastic, so I decided to write a story of it. For instance, the Arabs still keep the whole body covered in the long robes just as they did in the old days. The women leave only one eye visible and do their farming with camels, cows and donkeys, as well as using them for their only means of transportation. Their homes are only a shack or shelter with no floor. They eat and sleep on the ground and live from the produce of their own farms alone except for their bread which is baked here in Tripoli. So if you might be interested in a small story for your paper occasionally I will be glad to write it for you and if you think this little Chrismas story is fit to publish or that your readers might be interested in it, you can feel free to do so. Oh, and I might add, that we take the Richland Beacon-News. My mother-in-law had it sent to us, and believe me, we look forward to getting it as much as we do the letters we get from home, so with this I will close. ' Sincerely yours, MRS. STELLA GABLE CHRISTMAS IN TRIPOLI It is rather difficult for one to really feel the good old American Christmas spirit here in this ancient old city so far across the seas and home, with its many war battered and broken buildings and afflicted, needy people. Although we few Americans who are stationed here are doing as much as possible to make it as bright as possible.' Our PX on the base has gifts from Germany, Italy and of course, good old (Continued on page 5) LMTA Asks Caution On Highways New Year. BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 26 "Truck operators can help materially to promote safety over the New Year weekend by scheduling only emergency trips during this period," Jimmie Babington, manager of Louisiana Motor Transport Association told members this week. Heavy traffic is anticipated again over the NewYear weekend as much as at Christmastime, "with many drivers on inter-urban trips having limited experience and operating vehicles in adverse winter weather." "The Sugar Bowl Game, together with other Bowl games played in neighboring states, will have the highway cluttered with football fans full of the Rah-Rah spirit as wells as other 'spirits' and they will have one thought in mind get to the game. And after the game it will be Let's get home." Truck drivers who must be on the road should be cautioned to extend every courtesy to other highway users; to be alert for inexperienced drivers; to maintain safe driving distance between vehicles (400 feet required by Louisiana law between trucks); and to pull off the highway where possible when they see they are slowing traffic. - - - ' : r "Many people do not realize how fast they are going in an automobile even though they have a speedometer in .front of them ,and many more have no idea how much distance is required to 'stop a car from a given speed. At the moderate speed of 40 miles per hour," 126 feet is required to bring an automobile to a stop - under normal conditions; at 50. miles per hour, 183 feet is required; at 60 miles per hour (the top speed allowed in Louisiana), you need 251 feet; and at 70 miles per hour, you need 328 feet," the LMTA official concluded. Here are a few safety musts: 1. Get the feel of the road; 2. Adjust your speed according to law; 3. Keep your windshield and windows clear; 4. Dress warmly so you can keep your j car ventilated to avoid drowsiness; 5. Don't drink if you are going to drive. ' Demons Roll Over Bears 19 To 7 In Championship Playoff TALLULAH, La., Dec. 22 Scoring in the first, second and fourth quarters Clinton High School rolled over the Delhi Bears here tonight to cinch the Louisiana Class B championship, 19 to 7. Statistically, Clinton also held the edge over the Bears, getting 16 first downs to Delhi's 10, and completing 7 passes against 5 for the opponents. Delhi's lone score came in the third quarter when, following- a sustained drive sparked by Hopkins, Best and Wiley, Andrews rifled a pass to Burnley from the 11 for a touchdown. Clinton scored in the opening minutes of play when they drove from their own 35 to the Bears five where Fullback Rogers rammed over for their first tally. Sid White ran over the extra point. t. In the second period, Quarterback White passed to End Ed Speeg who ran deep into Delhi territory. Two plays later. White scored from the two. A 30-yard pass from White to Brown ing in the first minutes of the fourth quarter again spelled paydirt for Clin ton. The conversion' failed. May Extend La. Cotton Quarantine WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Possible extension of the federal pink bollworm quarantine to cotton producing parishes in Louisiana will be considered at a hearing to be held in Memphis January 11, Secretary of Agriculture Chas. Brannan announced today. Discovery of the pink boolworm in festation in at least four Louisiana parishes led to the decision to conduct the investigation, the secretary explained. - ' Pink bollworm infestations were recently discovered in the parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, and Vermillion in southwestern -Louisiana. Possible regulation of Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vernon parishes also will be consider ed because of seed movement between these adjacent parishes and the infested ones. This is the third appearance of the pest in Louisiana.; Two previous outbreaks were eradicated through federal-state cooperative activities. These programs involved vigorous control measures, including non-cotton zones. o . Chennault .Fears For ? , Philippines ' MANILA, Dec. 26 Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault, World War II commander of the U. S. 14th air froce, says the Philippines are in immediate danger of being engulfed by the Communists. En route to Formosa where he heads the China air transport line, Chennault told reporters he is convinced the Philippines are included in the Red timetable of invasion. o - The American Legion Auxiliary The Auxiliary to Tommie Cook Post No. 122 of the American Legion met at the home of Mrs. Purvis Gilley on De cember 1st at three o'clock. Joan Wright, Betty Faye Whitten and Aurora James, members of the Junior Class gave a deligttful Christmas program. During the year it is planned that each junior girl will have participated in the programs so that the American Legion may know personally each girl eligible for Girls State. uou caunan, our junior memoer, is i arranging these programs. A short J business meeting followed the program, and then the Gift and Toy Shop box was packed. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Gilley, assisted by her daughter, Joan Latham. The next meeting will be on January 5, 1951 at the home of Mrs. Julia Waite. The program planned for that meeting is on parlimentary procedure. Everyone is urged to attend these meetings, so please be there! , o Oophire Viola Funeral services for Clophire Viola, 89, of Monroe, who died at his home early" Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence. Rev. Ray Wallace, of the Alto Baptist Church, officiating. Inter- . . i . , - i : m iT.ii t , ' jueui., unuer uireuiiun ui xiiui runeiiu Home, was in Hall Cemetery. He is survived by his wife; four sons C. Viola; Jr., Rayville; Buford Viola, Rayville ; Edward -Viola, Monroe, and Rhyne Viola, Monroe; six daughters, Mrs. R. S. Earle, Rayville; Mrs. J. A. Roberts, Monroe; Mrs. E. L. Duchesne, Columbia; Mrs. C. W. Craft, Fort Pickett, Va; Mrs. E. C. Davidson, Monroe, and Mrs. F. E. Garner, Choudrant; one brother, J. M. Viola, Monroe;, three sisters, Mrs. Alice Bruce, Alexandria; Mrs. Florence Satcher, Alexandria; M(s. Sidney Ward, Winnsboro; 45 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. CHRISTMAS DINNER A Christmas dinner was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Mid- dleton. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bradshaw and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith, Mr. and Mrs. William Ford Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oglesby and family, Harry Lambert, Glenn Harwell of Rayville, Mr. and MrsJ". H. Mcintosh of Refugio, Texas. The evening guests were Etta Lou ana vjtis iiutson or Rayville and Maxine Crawford of Crowville. A - - V-:: J nriniiifiTTn iinHin mi Cpl. John R. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Durham, of Route 1, Box 154, Rayville, was recently taken to Tokyo Army Hospital after having been injured, captured and then escaping from his captors. A letter recently received by his parents reads as follows: "Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 11 Dearest Mama and Dad, I guess you have received a telegram from the War Department by now letting you know that I was wounded in action and also was cap tured but escaped. Crawled on my hands and knees for 4 miles and final ly met up with some Marines and was flown to the nearest hospital ship and was transferred to the ship I'm on now the General J. C. Breckinridge, AP-176. We will be in Yokohama, Japan tomorrow and I will be transferred to the nearest Army hospital and treated for concussion wounds and frozen feet. Mom, I was very lucky. I killed my captor and escaped. He was a Chinese soldier and was very forgetful to not search me. I happen to have a .45 caliber pistol in my pocket and got him before he knew what was going on. Mom, all the men in my company was killed except 15 and 11 of them were wounded and the rest of them were so starved out until they may recover and again they might not. Mom, I never prayed so much in all my life. My whole outfit was surrounded by 6 Divisions of Chinese. We did very good. We held them off for 8 days and out of the whole 31st Infantry there were about 200 men saved. Mom, I saw my buddys dying and asking for help but there was nothing I could do because I didn'4 have anything to do with. I covered them with blankets when I was wounded so bad I could not fire the machine gun I killed over 250 Chi- nese in one night and 7 one day. They just kept coming and blowing whistles and screaming. They killed all of us because we were cut off from our supplies and didn't have any ammunition left to fight them with. My Company Commander got it in the head. My platoon leader got it three times in the stomach. I saw them fall. Mom, when I reached the Americans I had crawled over dead men and through blood until I had blood pouring out of my boots, in my hair and all over my clothes. I fought so hard and escaped. I was captured a few hours and was pushed around and when I got my chance, I let him have is right where they shot my Company Commander. Mom, I was in the battle of the Chosen Reservoir, a battle that no battle can never be any worse. I saw guys that were in the other war and they said it was not half as bad as that . The kids were dead all over the road, on the side of mountains and in the ditches. There were wounded around not even knowing M'hat they were do- . ,, . 7 .. Mom, oh God, it was horrible. Well Mom, I guess I will be a hero, but not because I wanted to be one, but because I was just fighting to save my life and my buddy's. I'm partially paralyzed and I am improving and the doctor said I will be able to walk again in a short time. When I arrive at the hospital tomorrow I'm going to call Eikoe and the baby and tell them I'm O. K. and I want them to come to see me. Well Mom, it hurt me so much to write this to you but you will know about it soon I'm quite sure, so now is as good as ever. I think my God that led me to safety will soon let me walk again and enjoy life like other people. I pray that he will. Lots of luck, SON JOHN R. DURHAM LEADERS NAMED FOR NAVY LEAGUE New Orleans And Louisiana Unit Presidents Chosen Times Picayune. C. Horton Smith and Wilmer J. Thomas have been elected New Orleans and Louisiana presidents respective of the Navy League of the United States. The group announced their elections Monday, together with a statement from Thomas that the league would work more diligently for a strong national defense, and with a necessarily stronger Navy for the U. S. Thomas succeeds Richard Foster, who has served as state chairman of the league for 18 years. Smith announced that a luncheon of the greater New Orleans Council of the Navy League would be held Friday, Jan. 5 at the St. Charles hoteL o Get Your Posted Signs Here As a result of a collision between two pick-up trucks on the Rayville- Archibald highway, about 5 miles south of Rayville last Tuesday, several persons have been hospitalized from injuries and one of the number seriously hurt. The truck belonging to W. T. Sartor, Jr., 44, and occupied by himself and his son, W. T. (Billie) Sartor III, 19, went out of control and collided with a truck driven by Stanley Williams, of Archi- Richland Motor Co. Beats Monroe All-Stars The Richland Motor Company bas ketball team won their third straight game over formidable opposition when they defeated a group of Monroe All- I Stars at the L T. I. gym in Monroe Thursday night, 58 to 49. The Richland boys were leading 29 to 9 at the half. Jo-Jo Mott with 19 points was high point man for Richland Motors while Cecil Johnson, Nichols Motor Company regular, was high for the All-Stars sinking in 16 points. Richland Mtr. Co. Kennedy, f Chambers, f . Whithorne, S, f Let low, c Mott, g Whithorne, D., g KG ft rr TP 4 ...... 3 2 4 9 : 4 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 3 1 2 8 6 4 10 19 11 TOTALS . 26 6 8 58 Monroe All Stars FG FT PF TP Marion eaux, f ' 10 1 2 Gimler, f 0 0 10 Jones, f 2 10 5 Hace, f 0 0 0 0 Cerneglia, c 5 3 3 13 Johnson, c 6 4 3 16 McKay, R, g 112 3 McKay, J., g 0 14 1 McKenzie, g 4 119 TOTALS Refei-ee: Lindsey. 19 11 15 49 Christmas Program Presented Here At 7:30 p. m. on Friday, December 22nd, 1950 a Christmas program, arranged and directed by Mr. H. C. Coll-ings, was presented in the Rayville School Auditorium. The program, which followed the Community Christmas Tree activities, presented the choirs and choruses directed by Mr. Collings, and added a fitting climax to the Tueltide celebrations held 1n, Ray ville. A performance of religious and secular music of the Christmas season i was heard that this community is just- ly proud of. Before the program commenced the RayvUlo School Band, seated in the hall of the auditorium building, played Christmas songs as the people were entering the building. This band, which is directed by Mr. T. E. Hassell, has been organized less than three months, but it gave a performance which would have been the envy of many bands organized for longer periods. The selections which were rendered by the band and the perfection with which they were presented served to put the entire audience in a holiday mood. Many people did not leave the hall where the band was playing until the performance in the auditorium had started, so enthralled were they in the music. The actual program in the auditorium was begun with the singing of Fred Waring's number, "Holiday," by the Rayville High School Special Chorus. This number, containing full modern harmony and difficult rythms, was renederd with enthusiasm by the chorus and served to remind the audience that this was a holiday season, a time for good fellowship as well as a time for religious celebrations. It set the mood for the program to follow and displayed to advantage tie best tonal qualities of the chorus. This number was followed by Fred Waring's "The Night Before Christmas" which was acted out in pantomime on the stage with the chorus stationed on platforms just to the right of the stage. The excellent rendition by the chorus and the actors on the stage gave new meaning to this popular Christmas poem and recalled to the minds of many people the anticipation with which they awaited Santa Claus in their childhood. At this point a couple of specialty numbers were presented. Judy Downes sang "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" and made a hit with old and young alike. Jo Ann Wright ard Henry Garland sang "Winter Wonderland," their voices blending delightful in this popular song. These performers all displayed remarkable talent, not only in their singing but also in the way they presented or "sold" their songs to the audience. Following these specialty numbers, the Elementary School Chorus, also (Continued on page 2) o Pontiac Reports "Best" Reception For '51 Cars Despite adverse weather conditions in some sections, the 1951 Silver Anniversary Pontiacs were greeted by thousands when they made their debut December 1L according to L W. Ward, general salesmanager of Pontiac Motor Division. "Enthusiastic telegrams from our dealers and reports from our field staffs tell us that this probably is the finest reception Pontiac has ever had," Mr. Ward said. "We were also informed that the showroom crowds were in a buying mood and that many orders were written." bald, and occupied by himself, wife and infant daughter. Mr. Sartor was painfully but seriously injured, hustainin brui.-. -s and lacerations of the face and head. Mr. Williams suffered an injured knee, and Mrs. Williams a deep cut on the chin and bruises. The baby, thrown with the mother clear of the truck, was uninjured and was held in h r mother's arms who did not he.-even when thrown lrom the vehicle. Young Sartor (Billie) sustained serious head injuries, and as we go to press (Friday) had not regained consciousness, although his condition is reported improved. Operative method.-; failed to reveal the exact nature .r t extent of the injury All the injured were patients of tin-Ball & Ellington Clinic, of Rayvill. following the accident. Later Hillii-Sartor was taken to Monroe, where he is still a patient in a Monroe sanitarium. Both trucks were practically demolished by the impact. o Auto License To Go On Sale Here Tuesday The 1951 license plates for automobiles, trucks and trailers will be on sale here in Rayville at the office of the Registrar of Voters in the Sum-merlin residence across the street south of the court square, on Tuesday, January 2, 1951. Proof of ownership will be necessary, so we are Informed by Mr. Joe McDonald, with the department of revenue. o George Jack Clack Dies Of Carbon Monoxide The funeral of George Jack Clack, 23, of Natchez, was held in Bethel Baptist Church, Rayville, Tuesday. He was found dead, evidently a victim of car bon monoxide gas, in the cab of a truck 30 miles south of Jonesvillo. His body was discovered on an oil field road. The motor of the truck was still running. Clack was a native of north of Ray ville, and an employe of the Halliburton Oil and Cementing Co., for the past three years. He was a veteran of World War II and was born May 20, 1927. He leaves his wife; a son, hi3 father. Luther E. Clack, Rayville; two brothers, Francis and Luther Clack, Jr., Rayville; and two sisters. Miss Iva Clack, Alexandria and Mrs. Cora Belle MeGowen, Rayville. A member of one of the largest and best known families of Richland Parish, his untimely death has caused much general sorrow in this community. CAPITOL HEADLINES BATON ROUGE, Dec. 27 (GBM) Capitol Headlines: January oil allowable up 8,041 bbls. to 629,751. Highway department awards $1,-000,000 in projects. Quarantine to cut cotton crop only slightly. Bogalusa hospital dedication set for Jan. 6. Capitol prepares for seconomic mobilization course. S. M. Jackson named tp national legislative group. Hospital board reports $2,595,502 spent in 1943-50. Baton Rouge "Highly Probable A-Bomb Target." Jackson hospital told to cut probable deficit, Sabine River Authority commission Is appointed. LSU adds Maryland to 1951 football schedule. Butane industry pledge aid in civil defense work. Week's 12 new wells make 1C64 bb!s.; 10 tests dry. o Mrs. Sara Jane Rushing Mrs. Sarah Jane Rushing, 87, died Thursday, December 21st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nona R. Thomp-on in Holly Hill, Fla. Funeral services were held' at Eag-gett-McIntosh Chapel at 2 p. m. Friday December 22nd. Rev. Mark Dobbs of the Holly Hill Baptist Church officiated at the services. Burial was In the Shady Rest cemetery In Holly Hill. Mrs. Rushing is survived by the following: three sons. G. D. Rushing, Rayville, La, G. C. Rushing, Elytheville, Ark, Roy Rushing, Chicago, 111.; two daughters, Mrs. Lula Brewer, St. Louis, Mo, Mrs. Nona Thompson, Holly Hill, Fla, formerly of Rayville; six grand children and two great grandchildren. o BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cook, Jr., of Mesa, Arizona, are the proud parents of a baby girl born December 23, 1950. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Phillips of Rayville. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cook, Sr., of Dallas. Texas. Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. David Knight, of Miami. Fla, on November 15th. They weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces each, and were given the names Catherine Dallas and Charles Donald. These are the second twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Knight, the first children now being six years ojd and named David and Diane Knight. Mrs. Knight is popularly remembered here at her girlhood home as Miss Dallas Cheek. Our WANT ADS Get Results!

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