The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on January 8, 1938 · 5
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 5

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, January 8, 1938
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th, 1938. Local and Personal Mention OF RAYVILLE AND RICHLAND PARISH PEOPLE Mrs. Allen Buie, of DeQuincy, has been visiting friends and relatives here since the holidays. Mr. Jodie Stout, prominent attorney or ueini, and Mr. L. A. Flohr, also or Delhi, were vfsitors in Rayville mesciay afternoon of this week. A 1 1 .. uauy son was born to Mr. and jvirs. tawara Abell at New Orleans Tuesday morning of this week. jr. ana Mrs. vv. L. Jarmon and baby, of DeQuincy, were visitors here through the holidays with relatives and friends. Mrs. Jarmon will bo remembered here as Miss Mary Elizabeth Buie. Mr. and Mrs. Houston Chambers, of Denver, Colorado, arrived Tuesday of this week to spend several days with Mr. Chambers' parents, Dr. and Mrs. H .C. Chambers. their home Saturday after spending the Christmas holidays with their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Thomason, of Alto. WINNERS IN POPULARITY CONTEST Charles B. Griffis, Jr., after spending the holidays at home with his parents, returned to L. S. U., where he is a senior, taking a course in business administration. RADIO SERVICE WORK Service and parts for all makes. Member La. Radio Service Assn. F. B. HATCH, JR. Phone 271, Rayville, La Jim Newton, colored planter of the fifth ward, was in the county seat Tuesday afternoon of this week and renewed hi3 subscription to The Bea con-News. Mrs. Jennie Jordan, of Ruston, spent several days this week with her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Shamblin, of Holly Ridge. "Bully" Willis, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Willis, is convalescing nicely in a Monroe hospital after undergoing an operation for appendicitis Tuesday of this week. GOOD MONTH HAND WANTED. H. LINDOVV, 12-11-tf Route 1, Rayville, La. o - Family Reunion ! "" i, j ii iiiinmiiiMiiiiiiii i iii.ii.ju-. 4, j Hi ' K ?lpf i 3 " ? Si U I if ' v- rv y i . a Woman Routs Rattler With Boiling Water Ilealdsburg, Calif. Mrs. E. L. Shriver had read of the manner in which the population of Geneva, Switzerland, repulsed the dukes of Savoy and thereby acquired a Fourth of July of their own. As a consequence, when a 17-rattler snake refused to get off her back porch, she heated up the tea kettle, poured the contents on it and it departed for parts unknown. Horse and Mule Sale GET THEIR SEVENTH BANDIT IN 7 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Thomason and son, of Monument, Kansas, left for Fire may cause the destruction of your home or place of business. Reliable insurance is the one sure way to protect all your "property dollars." Call this agency for advice. This agency represents the Hartford Fire Insurance Company an institution that has been serving countless property owners so faithfully since 1810. John C. Morris Phones 102 and 106 RAYVILLE The annual Christmas reunion of the Atkins family was held on Sun day, January 2nd, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Griffis, witht the fol lowing guests present: Dr. and Mrs W. L. Atkins, Lamar and Maggie At Kins, jvir. and Mrs. A. L. Wallace. Mr and Mrs. Ed Crump, Mr. and Mrs. E H. Buchanan, Mary Ella Buchanan, of Shreveport; Mrs. Jessie Fulbright, of Minden; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Atkins, ad, jr., ana Mrs. Lula Fomby, of Homer; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Castle and son, of Monroe; and Mr. and Mrs. J A. Marsalia, of Athens. It has been a custom for many years ror tne immediate family to gather around the "long table," spend a few hours in pleasant memories of the past Christmas and look forward to many more happy reunions of this family, one of the oldest in North Louisiana. Lawrence-Byargeon A wedding of much interest to friends in the lower part of this par ish was that of Miss Othell Lawrence to Mr. R. B. Byargeon, both of the seventh ward of Richland parish, which was solemnized on New Year's Day at Alto, with Rev. P. M. Gaddis performing the ceremony. The groom is an energetic and per severing young farmer of the seventh the driver. Above are pictured the winners in a popularity contest which was hpld i me vd.yvme Mign scnool on November 21-24. They are, top row, left to ngnt: fearah Meeks, best girl athlete; Carlyle O'Neal, most popular boy; and Missy Green, most popular girl; bottom row, left to right: Joe L. Pipes, most handsome boy; Allen Silk, best boy athlete; and Frances Aycock, prettiest girl. Aged Brothers Know How to Deal With Robbers. Archibald Presbyterian Church Rev. Harry L. Walton will preach at Archibald Sunday night at 7 o'clock. All are most cordially invited, but the service will be held for those who are seeking the higher Christian life. Training New Drivers Why Should the High School Offer A Course In Sportsmanlike Driving? Play and Box Supper Given The recreational group of the Nelson Bend community entertained a large group of visitors on last Friday night with a one-act comedy, "The Housewives' Convention." On the elementary school level, safety teaching has been done very largely through integration with regu lar school subjects. The emphasis has been placed upon safety for the pedestrian. And since children of ele mentary school age are seldom old enough legally to drive a car, little attention has been directed to driver training on that level. Until recently high school programs had devoted little organized effort to traffic safety teaching either for the pedestrian or ward, residing on the place of Mr. R. E. Walters. He is a former student of the Rayville High School. The bride is the daughter of Mr. !T TT, . -r - a.iiu. .oars. w. A- juawrence, and is a young lady of much charm. She also attended school in Rayville Mr. and Mrs. Byargeon will continue to make their home in the seventh ward. The Beacon-News joins the many friends of this young couple in wishing for them a very happy and pros perous married, life. o Baptist Church EXPE RT RADIO, REFRIGERATION AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING Also A Complete Electric Motor Service , v GI VENS Electric Co. RAYVILLE, LA. . Sunday, January 9th 10 a. m. Bible School, classes for all ages. 11 a. m. Morning worship. 6 p. m. B. T. U. organizations meet. 7 p. m. Evening worship led by the pastor. You are cordially invited to worship with us in all these services. Note: The ordinance of Baptism will be administered for those awaiting it, at the close of the evening service -iease let au tne candidates be sure to be present and ready for the service. JNO. H. HOOKS, Pastor o STOCK LAW SALE State of Louisiana, Parish of Richland I have taken up under the Parish stock law a jersey heifer of the fol lowing description: Dark jersey, motley faced, both ears cropped, right ear split, weight about 300 pound3. Unless owner comes forward, proves property and pays charges, I will proceed to sell said animal on Saturday, January 8th, 1938, within legal hours of sale. L. A. FLOHR, Constable, 12-25-3t. Ward One, Richland Parish. WE SUGGEST A . .... - RESOLUTION FOR THE NEW YEAR! To assist you in making- greater financial progress in 1938, may we suggest the following New Year's Resolution? ..... RESOLVED: That in 1938 I will bank BEFORE I spend and spend LESS than I earn; that I will keep my credit good by paying obligations promptly; that I will be frank with my banker, discuss with him my plans, and give him the opportunity to fully cooperate at all times. At this bank we have resolved to maintain, and improve wherever possible, the dependable service and. willing cooperation that won so many friends for us in 1937. We will consider it a pleasure to be of service to you. B&fs fi ft ;"MH wimmjh y H 3 :-Wif -"ct 'Jilt o I he Richland State Bank RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA It is very unfortunate that this teaching has stopped at the end of the elementary school period. For at that point boys and girls are just beginning to develop the desire to drive. The result of no training is clearly eviaeni. irairic latamies of young sters of high school age have increased 130 per cent during the past fifteen years. Doesn't this suggest the need of traffic safety teaching at the high school level? A proper function of secondary education is the training of boys and girls to do better those desirable things in life that they will do anyway. And what are they more likely to do any way than drive an automobile, or ride in an automobile, or dodge an auto mobile as a pedestrian? According to one authority the purpose of education I is to convert possible social liabilities I into social assets. Is an unsportsmanlike, haphazardly trained driver a social asset? We have not yet realized that annually we, in our twenty-five thousand high schools, can turn out a million and a half well-trained, careful and sponsmaniiKe drivers, uan you pic ture the effect such a product can have on that 130 increase in traffic fatalities among youth of high school age and on that 157 increase in traffic fatalities among youth of college age? Education does help to produce better drivers and the agency best fitted to do the job is the high school. Eduactors in twenty-one states have already recognized the responsibility of the high school in helping to bring about a better security of life and limb from traffic accidents and have developed or are now developing courses of study for regular and in stfme cases compulsory, classes in traffic safety. Louisiana is the first state to include this program state-wide in its scope. GURVIS COATES BUSINESS MEETING OF METHODIST LADIES The regular business meeting of the Methodist Missionary Society was held at the church on Monday afternoon, January 3rd, with our president, Mrs. J. C. Calhoun, presiding. Opening with soft music by Mrs. vv. J. Jrteid, after which Mrs. Bvnum led in prayer. Scripture reading and devotional, Mrs. M. A. Cooper. Mrs. Calhoun gave the regular lesson from World Outlook, "Our Gifts For World-wide Missions." The reports of regular officers were given ink Minutes of last meeting by Mrs Frank Hatch, Jr. Treasurers report, Mrs. M. R Wilder. Supt. of Supplies, Mrs. F. M. Dixon. xveports oi an circle oiricers were fine, each having met with all obli gations. Mrs. Cooper, Circle One. Mrs. W. P. Gaines, Circle Two. Mrs. C. A. Blatchford (for Mrs. R, R. Rhymes), Circle Three. Our pledge for the year of 1938 was made and all routine business for the year outlined. Meeting of circles for next Monday Circle 1, -Mrs. H. W. Blakeman. Circle 2, Mrs. A. J. Cook. Circle 3, Mrs. C. A. Blatchford. REPORTER o Elephants in Indian Army Elephants are used in the Indian army for draught and pack pur-posas, such as dragging the heavy guns and in sieees. carrvine lieht mountain guns on their backs in rough, hilly country and transporting baggage. An elephant will carry from 1,700 to 2,000 pounds on lone journeys, maintaining a steady pace of about four miles an hour. The play afforded much enjoyment, as it was a comic farce, consisting of fourteen delegates to an Interstate Housewives Convention and two young women employees of a railway station. The fourteen delegates, representing a3 many states, dressed in their "Sunday best" (ridiculously out of date) and laden with various pieces of luggage, much of it in a dilapidated condition, find themselves shipped to the wrong city. They are "down on men" in general, and especially on this particular man, whom they feel purposely sent tnem to tne wrong place in order to prevent their influence being used at the convention to further the cause of the suffering housewives and instigate a drive against husbands. A series of "wise cracks," platform speeches, and songs by a trio who "sang at all the functions back home" was climaxed by a wild scramble for the door, a general mix-up of suitcases, and a mad struggle to regain their own clothing from the spilled contents of said suitcases, and the in formation clerk called "Train for Springfield!" Those taking part in the play were Marguerite O'Neal, Louise, Bernice and Elsie Duncan, Fannie and Martha O'Neal, Lois Graham, Florence and Herbert Joyner, Fred Smith, Eula Sturgeon, Ella Marie Rainbolt, Mary and Dallas Cheek, Lila Nelson and Sarah Margaret Joyner. Sponsor was Mrs. Mamie Smith, recreation director. ihe play was followed by a box supper. A large number of at tractive boxes had been brought bv the ladies (old and young) and were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The funds secured from the sale of the boxes will be used to buy necessary equipment for a rhythm band organized by the recreation director, Mrs. Mamie Smith. This recreation center is steadily growing and much interest has been aroused m its various activities. There are plans being made for another evening of entertainment in the near future, and the public is cordially invited to come and share the fun. XXX o . TOYLAND In toyland we saw a little doll house And a black mickey mouse, Just as cute as he could be; He smiled and beckoned to me! There was a little bitty mare, With a great big teddy bear; Oh! how the little mare could kick, And the teddy bear would lick! Somers, Wis. The cracker barrel is full, there's a cheery fire in the big stove and business goes on as usual today in the Bullamore Brothers general store while its aging proprietors protest there was nothing unusual about the way they trapped their seventh burglar in seven years and killed him. Somers is a crossroads village, ten miles from the big city police protection. The lights eo out at 9 o'clock and everybody goes to bed. For years the Bullamore brothers, James, seventy-five years old, and Albert, seventy, suffered the depredations of transients who slipped out of box cars at night and raided their store. Then they rigged up rows of wires across windows and doors, connect ed with electric alarms in their adjoining homes. Outside the store they installed switches with which they could flood the store with light without stepping into it. At their bedsides they stacked their guns, loaded. James, behg the elder brother, reserved the privilege of taking first action against intruders. But when James pulled on his pants and started for the door with his shotgun Albert was doing the same thing. Seven years ago they trapped two burglars that way and had to shoot only one of them. Since then there have been four others, without shooting. One night recently the al arms buzzed again quietly, so the Bulla-mores could hear them, but not the burglar. James leaped from bed, jerked on his trousers, shoes and coat, grabbed his gun and dashed from his house. Albert did the same. "You go out in front," James ordered. Then he turned the switch that lighted the store. Inside, a startled burglar dropped a bag filled with ham, cheese, crackers and cigarettes. He picked up a bundle containing a suit, underwear and socks, and raced for the rear door. The Owen Bros, and Holt Horse and Mule Company, who for a number of years have been one of the leading dealers in horses, mares and mules in this section of Louisiana, open their first special sale of stock this year in Tallulah, Saturday, January 15th. There will be offered a large supply of guaranteed stock at this sale for your selection. You will be able to find any kind of mule you wish, from a cheap mule to as good a mule as grows. The animals range in weight from 800 to 1,400 pounds, and in age from 3 to 7 years. Mr. Marvin Owen, who is one of the largest horse and mule dealers in the south, will conduct the sale at Tallu lah. Mr. Owen has established a very creditable reputation for himself in this section, and all who have done business with him know him tor a square shooter." His word of honor has been his biggest asset in building up one of the biggest horse and mule businesses in the South. The Owen Bros, and Holt Horse and Mule Company will continue to have large supply of stock on hand the R. F. McGuire Lodge No.209,F.&A.M. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 8 p. m. sharp All members of R. F. McGuir Lodge are urged to attend regularly. A cordial invitation is extended to neighboring lodges and all visiting Masons. 0. E. S. NOTICE Bethel Chapter No. 185, O. E. S., meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p. m., at Rayville Masonic hall. All O. E. S. visitors are invited and members are urged to attend. MAUD MULHERN, W. M. Questions and Answers rest of the winter. Care of Brakes Note: When it comes to caring for their cars, there are two general types of owners: the so-called mechanically-minded, who take proper maintenance steps because they know what each unit needs in order to perform at its best; and the great rank and file who have little knowledge of their cars' mechanics and who enter a service station only when something goes wrong. For the benefit of the latter Questions 1. What was the name of the Ameri can gunboat sunk recently by the Japanese ? 2. What nation is sometimes referred to as Nippon? 3. On what river was the U. S. gunboat Panay anchored when it was sunk by the Japanese? 1. What important position is held by Benjamin N. Cardozo? 5. What important position is held by Alfred P. Sloan. Jr.? 6. What nation recently withdrew from the League of Nations? 7. What large liner recently went aground on the rocks of Hoishoto Island near Manila? 8. What wealthy citizen of the United States recently renounced her citizenship of the United States to be- group, C. W. Wood, national director i corae a Danish subject? From a clump of bushes James called for him to stop. The burglar put on another burst of speed. J ames fired one barrel of his double-barreled shotgun and the burglar fell dead. "If I hadn't got him with the first barrel I'd have got him with the second," James said. A little rocking chair Handled with care; It was just as nice As the house and mickey mouse. We saw a big red ball That would bounce on the wall A big stack of nice books, We just wanted to stay and look! There was the little drum major. With his whole brass band; They marched down the aisle and gave us a big smile. Oh! it was nice in Toyland- By Joanna and Alicia McCoy, Alto o Safety Slogans Gets Best Man All Right, but It's Wrong Husband London. Rev. J. H. Lyons performed his first marriage recently in Killeter, Northern Ireland, and by mistake wedded the best man to the bride. But it was not his fault. It was the fault of the best man who stepped out of position and responded for the silent bridegroom. Rebecca Cunningham, the bride and Christopher Craig, the bridegroom, were unknown to the ministers. The bride arrived at the Presbyterian church with Albert Muldoon, the best man. The church sexton was pressed into service as bridesmaid. While awaiting the ministers, the party got mixed up, the best man taking the place of the groom. He made all the responses until the time came for the words "I will." The bride said it for him. Not until the party went to the' vestry to sign the register was the mistake learned. The ministers decided the ceremony could be performed over. Only the difference in names pre vented me Dest man from being legally married to the bride. of service for Chevrolet, has written a series of articles on preventive service, giving the "reasons why." Following is the third of them. Make sure that your brakes are in good shape when winter brings its icy streets. For good brakes spell safety, a thing even more vital than the desire for economy and freedom from annoyance which prompts attention to other units of the car. It is easy to tell, even before snow falls, whether any given set of brakes is in proper shape for winter driving. The test is whether or not they operate properly when the streets are dry. If a sudden application has a tendency to pull the car to one side, this same tendency will be evident in more alarming form when the streets are icy. The car will be inclined to skid in the direction opposite that toward which the brakes pull it. And the remedy, of course, is to have them equalized properly without delay. If the brakes "take hold" suddenly when applied, it is easy to see what will happen with ice and snow underfoot. The car will lose traction and slide forward with its wheels locked apparently faster than it was going before the brakes were applied. The only way to stop a car on slippery surfaces is to apply the braking effort so gradually that the wheels keep on turning as the speed decreases. If the brakes won't do that in their present condition, they need attention at once. This point focuses attention on the necessity for sharp curtailment of speed when streets and roads are icy. Plainly, a car will require much longer distance to stop, for brakes must be applied so gradually as to avoid lock ing and sliding. The use of a second-gear will aid in gradual deceleration, and also in making skid-free turns, but it is no substitute for caution. Icy streets demand careful driving, i o y. What was the maiden name of Countess Barbara Haugw-itz Revent-low? 10. What fortune did Barbara Hut-ton inherit? 11. What radio program was recently criticized as not suitable for a Sunday evening program on the Don Ameche and Charlie McCarthy hour? 12. For what did Ralph Coe and Theodore Cole recently become known in the news? Answers 1. The Panay. 2. Japan. 3. Tangtze. 4. He is associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. 5. Chairman General Motors Corporation. 6. Italy. 7. President Hoover. 8. Countess Barbara Haugwitz-Reventlow. 9. Barbara Hutton. 10. The F. W. Woolworth fortune. 11. The Mae West Garden of Eden Love Scene. 12. For their escape from Alcatraz island prison. Interesting Facts It would require a freight train forty miles long to carry the material used in the liner Queen Mary. LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN In the event of an accident exercise the utmost caution in moving the injured parties. A fractured bone may further lacerate the flesh or cut an artery. A sleepy driver is as dangerous as a i drunken driver. If you are drowsy don t drive. Every year hundreds of persons lose their lives from carbon monoxide gas oarDon monoxide gas is thrown off in the exhaust of the automobile mo tor. It ia odorless, colorless, tasteless. yet strikes its victims down instantly ana without warning. Don't start your car in a closed garage. JJrivers of school busses should icvc uiive upon a rauroaa crossing witnout first stopping and definitely determining whether or not the way is clear. Watch for Opportunity He is indeed the wisest nl the happiest man, who by constant attention of thought, discovers the greatest opportunity of doing good, and breaks through every opposition that he may improve these opportunities. Tail Makes Fly-Swatter So Hartebeests Die Out Cairo. Among natives of Africa, the tail of the hartebeest is in such general use as a fly-swatter, and so many of the animals have been slaughtered to aid the war on flies inai me species is in danger of extinction, according to F. A. Smith of the American Express company. Hartebeest hunters get up to about 25 cents apiece for the tails. City Hall Steps Sealed Until a Cat Complains St. Louis. Three days after workmen had completed sealing up the base of the city h?il steps, passers-by were attracted by weird cries coming from the steps. Firemen chiseled through the concrete, found a half -starved rat that had wandered under the steps while they were being repaired and apparently had gone to sleep. A saucer of milk restored the cat to purring normality. From my place about 2 weeks ago, one black horse mule about 10 years old, weight about 950 lbs., has white spot in mane and branded dimly MB on right shoulder. Reward for information. M. L. BELL, l-8-3t- R. F. D., Mangham, La. o Georgian Bay Is Large Georgian Bay covers a lot of territory, both wet and dry. This body oi water is so big that it might well be regarded as another of the Great Lakes. But its shoreline is uniform. It is rocky throughout its length: mountains can usually be seen, sometimes distant, sometimes close at hand; there are thousands of islands. In the United States most of the sponges are collected off the coast of Florida. The engines on the liner Queen Mary develop 200,000 horsepower. Last year 25,000 articles left on New York subways by passengers were sold at public auction. Every other residence Alaska, has an ice box. o in Juneau, Iron Ore in Every State Iron ore, the basic material from which iron and steel are made, is found in every state of the Union, although not all deposits are suitable for commercial use. o NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP Notice is hereby given that the partnership of Brown & Harrison, liquor dealers, was dissolved on January 3rd, 1938. C. M. BROWN, 1-8-tf. Mangham, La, Bees Never Domesticated There are no domesticated bees Those living in man-made hives are as wild as those inhabiting hollow trees in the jungle. Identification The identification section of the Navy Department has on file the fingerprints of every officer and enlisted man who has served in the Navy since July L 1907. Ten -former en listed men of the Navy and six former Marines who lost their lives in the hurricane on the Florida Keys in September, 1935, were positively identified by the Navy Identification Section. These identifications prevented these men from being buried as unknown. he my uthe f.msftm i

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