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FRANKLIN SON HOSTS AT CHRISTMAS TREE Kiwanis Club Holds Annual Installation Banquet The Rayville Kiwanis Club, at the conclusion of one of the most successful years in its history, held its annual in. i hi. i jmm mw i. i. to 1 I fi IB KlSfWlMjMfti -iff Mrs.

E. S. Richardson Expires Suddenly Mrs. E. S.

Richardson, wife of Dr. E. S. Richardson of the Louisiana department of commerce and interior, who was formerly head of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute at Ruston. died suddenly at her home in Baton Rouge Tuesday night, December 23rd.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Welch Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, and interment followed in Roselawn cemetery of Baton Rouge. Besides her husband, Mrs. Richardson is survived by three sons, Leland Richardson, Baton Rouge, Don Richardson, Tallulah, and E. S. Richardson, Shreveport; two daughters, Miss Ruth Richardson, Ruston, and Mrs.

John Ernest Mulhearn, Rayville; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Harp, Artesia, N. and two brothers.

Otto Logino, Vivian, and Leland Logino, Pine Bluff, Ark. (Numerous friends here of Mrs. Mulhearn, Dr. Richardson and other members of the family sincerely sympathize with them in their LOUISE HICKS, one of the thousand guest children at the big Christmas given by George B. Franklin Son at Holly Ridge, receives a gift from Santa Claus.

HOPEFUL OF 1948 Good Prices and Healthy Demand Point To Another Bountiful Year NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 26. Cotton growers, with a prosperous 1947 behind them, are looking happily and hopefully to 1948 as it draws near with good prices, a healthy demand and prospects for a small carryover. Leaders say 1947 was "a very good year, with a fair yield and an excellent price." And 1948 should be equally good, provided: 1 The weather is favorable; 2 Growers are able to obtain needed fertilizer, and 3 Exports under the Marshall plan meet grower expectations. Those factors can mean much to the national economy.

Cotton is still king In Dixie, despite an increased diversification of agriculture. Indications are growers will prob ably meet the request of the United States department of agriculture that they increase by three per cent the acreage planted to cotton. If weather and fertilizer conditions are comparable, 1948 production per acre should exceed that of 1947, for cotton growers rapidly are getting a better "know how." Tricks of the trade learned from 1933 to 1941 when the AAA restricted cotton acreage, are being learned by more growers each year as they strive to "make two grow where one grew before." During the AA years, every cotton growing state except Texas and Okla homa reduced acreage but simultane ously increased total production. Much of this was due to increased fertilization which proved profitable in other states, but not in Texas and Oklahoma. That is the reason cotton growers are not growling about the fertilizer situation.

They contend that with supplies short, the federal government should halt shipments abroad. But they -doubt that the government will heed their plea. Another factor in the Increased production was the movement of cotton growing activities from poor to richer lands. Growers found that -land worn out by years of cotton production made good permanent pastures where they could raise cattle. Meanwhile improved methods of cotton growing made it financially feasible to devote richer lands to production of the staple.

The movement of cotton to better "lands has improved fhelabdr situa-! tion for growers. With production of: mechanical equipment still far behind demand, labor requirements are ex- pected to continue to exceed supply. But growers are pleased to note that for each of the last three years there has been an increase in the number of acres of tenant-grown cotton. With better land and improved methods producing more cotton to the acre, tenants have found it profitable to move to cotton farms. Mechanization of cotton is being retarded only by slow production of equipment.

Growers who are happy that the Marshall plan will create cotton markets which might otherwise not be available, are at the same time fearful it will reduce domestic steel supplies and, consequently, the supply for mechanized farm equipment. They are convinced, however, thati such a set-back in the spread of mechanization would be only temporary. Mechanization Is on the march in cotton land. During the past year the national cotton council and Mississippi's Delta Council staged their first annual cotton mechanization conference. Demonstrations showed that every step in the production of cotton, from the breaking of ground to harvesting can be handled by mechanized equipment on large farms.

Equipment manufacturers outlined plans for production of equipment suitable to smaller farms. Mechanical equipment for breaking ground, planting cotton, fertilizing it, chopping cotton, flaming out weeds, and cultivating the crop have proven most satisfactory. But operators say the mechanical cotton picker still needs improvement. For example, during the past year when early wet weather in Mississippi's delta caused stalk rot, mechanical cotton pickers dropped much of the cotton In the fields. Generally it is considered a good farm practice to hand pick the first picking of cotton and gather the other pickings by machine.

On the first picking the mechanical harvester gathers too much trash and lowers the grade of the staple. But, after that first picking, the mechanical picker is much more economical than hand harvest. One of the major advancements in cotton production this past year was the discovery of the effectiveness of anhydrous ammonia as a fertilizer. It is injected into the soil as a liquid under pressure and remains there until It volatilizes and enriches the soil in gaseous form. Containing nearly 86 per cent nitrogen, it is rich in plant food.

Machinery designed for injecting it into the earth has been perfected so that the substance may be placed at just the right depth for the greatest benefit. Mississippi farmers thought so much of it they have agreed to erect a plant to produce some 150 tons per day. Cotton growers who were once alarmed at the competition afforded by synthetic yarns now view the matter calmly. Synthetic yarns are priced too high and competition is not proving as keen as they once feared. iaamg growers predict a small carryover as of next Aug.

1, saying it More Than 1,000 School Children Given Presents, Enjoy Weiner Roast The children of the Holly Ridge school and other schools, more than a thousand in all, were the happy guests of George B. Franklin Son. at Holly Ridge, Tuesday night of last week at the largest celebration of the kind ever held in Richland parish. Not only were more than a thousand school children each presented with a present by Santa Claus, the package containing fruits, candies, nuts and other gifts appropriate to the occasion. but they indulged in a giant weiner roast.

A thousand pints of milk pro vided refreshment for the kiddies. To accommodate the large number of children to toast weiners, a long bonfire was built and over a thousand canes provided on which to roast the hot dogs." Probably from two to three thou sand adults, parents and friends, were also guests of the Messrs. Franklin and witnessed the beautiful Christmas pageant and program. A huge pine tree, adorned with 500 varied colored lights, made a beauti ful Christmas tree, and Santa Claus arrived in a big truck bearing presents for all the children present. They were called by grades until all had been favored by Old Santa.

Christmas carols were sung by a Holly Ridge grammar school choir in white vestment uniforms, under the direction of members of the Holly Ridge school faculty. Mrs. E. G. Swetman recited "The Night Before Christmas." Johnny Garland and His Orchestra entertained with Christmas music throughout the evening.

Mr. Franklin's lavish hospitality and generosity is known, appreciated and admired by everyone who knows him, but in this wonderful party he hit the high note of his royal entertainment, and we would say that the Christmas celebration was as big a gesture of love as even a big, warm heart like his could offer at such a sacred time. It was not only boundless generosity, but an inspiration. The following night George B. Franklin Son entertained the colored children of the Rosenwald school at Holly Ridge, 250 in number, and provided lavish and Joyous entertainment appropriate to the season for them.

PoliticalHally Will Be Held In Rayville School Auditorium There will be a political speaking at the grammar school auditorium, in Rayville, Friday night, January 9th at 7:30 o'clock. All candidates for local offices in Richland parish, and also the candidates for State Senator of the 32nd Senatorial District, composed of the parishes of Richland, Franklin and Catahoula, are invited to participate, and all citizens are cordially invited and urged to bring friend. Millionth Car Produced By Chevrolet With the production late in December of its 1.000.000th vehicle in 1947. Chevrolet became the first single company in the automobile industry to manufacture a million cars and trucks a year since before the war. Announcement of the production milestone was made by Nicholas Dreystadt, general manager of the Chevrolet Motor Division, who said all of the vehicles were made in the plants of Chevrolet in the United States, and that the total does not include Canadian output.

The 1,000,000 total, Dreystadt said, includes passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles. The last time Chevrolet manufactured 1,000,000 vehicles a year before 1947 was in 1941, when domestic production reached 1,173,799 units. Methodist Church Services JACK H. MIDYETT. Pastor Services for Sunday, January 4th, are as follows: 9:00 a.

m. Organ and Chimes, amplified. Mrs. W. L.

Calhoun, organist. 9:45 a. m. Church School. 11:00 a.

m. Morning Worship Service, with sermon by the pastor: "10.000 Methodist Youth." 6:00 p. m. Methodist Youth Fellowship. 7:00 p.

m. Evening Worship Service, with sermon by the pastor: "The Mighty Dream." iMilk Grades Announced By Health Unit Dr. Harrison Jordan, director of the Richland Parish Health Unit, announces the grade standards of Richland parish dairies, as follows: Doyle Rogers, Grade A Raw. Shippers of milk to be pasteurized: G. B.

Alexander, Grade A. C. L. Elkins, Grade A. C.

W. Earle, Grade A. R. A. Rogers, Grade A.

J. T. Grade A. POSTED NOTICE Notice is hereby given that my property is posted and all hunting and trespassing is forbidden under penalty of the law. FRANK WIGGINS.

1-3-3 1. Rayville, La. banquet, ladies night and installation of offictrs last Tuesday night at the high school cafeteria. Dr. George C.

Purvis, who has been one of the most capable presid ing officers the club ever had, turned the gavel over to C. O. (Hop) Hopkins, who will guide the destinies of the service club during 1948, The guest speaker of the occasion was Dean Rodney ciine, or ine Northeast Junior College, Monroe, who delivered one of the strongest addresses it has been the privilege of the club members to hear. The program was in charge of Jim- mie Thompson, chairman of the com mittee on public affairs, who acted as master of ceremonies for the banquet and presented the guest speaker, proving a most versatile toastmaster. Dean Cline brought out the condi tion of world affairs, and offered as the only way back to peace and stability, individual effort, and not by group talking and resolving.

It is the lives we live that will restore the world to normalcy, he declared. He named many worthwhile services we may render as individuals that may mean much in the aggregate, but stressed the point that it was every man's personal duty. The following program was carried out: Singing: "America" and "God Save the King." Invocation. Introduction of toastmaster. Introduction of guests, members, etc.

Song: Mrs. Mary M. Ball, with John C. Morris, at the piano. Dinner.

Introduction of guest speaker: J. B. Thompson, Jr. Music: Quartet (Kiwanis), Ellis. Downes, Yancey and Collings.

Installation of officers: W. A. Cooper. Presentation of attendance tabs: R. S.

Hargis. Remarks: C. O. Hopkins, presidentelect. Presentation of past president's emblem: H.

A. Mangham. Remarks: Dr. George Purvis. Song: Kiwanis quartet.

Dismissal: C. O. Hopkins. The new officers are: C. O.

Hopkins, president Dr. George C. Purvis, Immediate past president. Carey Ellis, Jr, vice-president. W.

W. Kelly, vice-president. Charles R. S. Hargis, secretary.

Directors: E. A. Jennings, Jr X. Hebert, Truman Green, Dr. J.

C. El lington, Lyman Gladney, R. Downes. Past presidents: 1934, Allen Cook; 1935, W. D.

Cotton: 1936, Dr. R. O. C. Green; 1937, M.

Hull; 1938, S. Har gis; 1939, G. Brown; 1940, Dr. H. C.

Chambers; 1941, W. A. Cooper; 1942, J. B. Thompson, .1943, H.

A. Mangham; 1944, J. R. Aycock; 1945, J. G.

Joseph; 1946, -Edwin Myrick; 1947, Dr. George C. Purvis. Auto License Plates Go On Sale Monday We are requested by Mr. Massey D.

McConnell to announce that he will be located at the court house in Rayville, beginning Monday, January 5th, for the purpose of selling auto license plates. Mr. McConnell also states that farm trailer and truck licenses will not be available for another ten days or so following the January 5th date. will run between 3,000,000 and 3,500,000 bales. This would be a very low figure and from it mills would have to obtain supplies through August and September until the 1948 crop began to move to market.

While they plan increased production per acre on an increased acreage, cotton growers predict futures will match their 1947 performance when, on the New Orleans exchange, they soared to their highest levels in more than 25 years. The peak price of the year was 39.57 cents per pound, reached by the July, 1947, contract on July 14, the lowest was 24.60 cents per pound for the October, 1948, contract, at the start of trading in the month's futures. That made the range $74.85 for futures traded in on the New Orleans exchange. It was a year devoid of spectacular fluctuations, such as occurred in 1946 when a big trader was caught long and caused a sharp break. The trading volume throughout the year was large and at year-end there was- no let up in the demand for contracts from mills to merchants.

Official figures put the crop tentatively at 11,694,000 bales of 500 pounds, as compared with 8,640,000 bales in 1946. Tentative estimates indicate the '47 crop, including by-products, reached a record high value. One estimate puts the aggregate value currently at against a previous record, set in 1919, of $2,034,658,000. That year the average price of cotton on the farm was 35.60 cents a pound. This season has not progressed suf ficiently far for a working estimate of the price on the farm, but the average price of middling at ten designat ed markets thus far this year reached a nign or 4b.35 cents a pound on December 10.

LAND POSTED Notice is hereby given that all my lands in Wards 4 and 5 are posted and that all hunting and trespassing is forbidden under penalty of the law. DR. F. C. SHEPPARD.

l-313t. Manp-hnm Tj Milton Craighead Makes All-State Milton "Red" Craighead, center on the Start Owl football team for the past two years, has been named on the state Class first team for this year. For the past two seasons, when football was first inaugurated at Start, Red has been a 60-minute man in practically every game, always pushing his team to do its best. He has made the same good showing in all games with Class A teams as he has in Class games. One member of a university coaching staff goes so far as to say that Red could have made the first team in Class AA had he been playing in that class.

The Times-Picayune printed the following article: "Class produced one of the finest centers in Milton Craighead, 205-pounder from Start, La, who stands 6 feet four inches." Doyle Craighead, 195-pound back-field ace and brother of Red, received top honorable mention among'' the backfield performers in Class B. Other players from Northeast Louisiana making the Class first team besides Red were Hess Curry and Bill Jones, of Tallulah. Penny Bryant, of Delhi, made honorable mention among the backs. YOU MUST STAND GUARD! It is up to you to be always on guard against cancer, this treacherous disease which, invades so many homes and claims its victims. One out of every eight Americans is destined to die of cancer unless something is done about it.

You, or some other member of your family, may be that one unless you take steps to protect yourself and those you love. Cancer is no longer a hopeless dis ease. Thousands of cases are now be ing cured every year. Many thousands more could be cured, or prevent ed, if men and women would learn the facts and follow the simple steps that are emphasized by the American Cancer Society. One of the most important steps is to form the habit of seeing your doctor regularly so that any abnormality may be found at the earliest stage.

Then, too, there often are clear warning signals given. In cancer, pain is a late signal. The early signals are often very small, and apt to be overlooked. The importance of not overlooking these signals should be repeated again and again. Between your regular check-ups watch yourself.

Seven danger signals are listed below. These are signals that we all should know: Any sore that does not heal, especially about the mouth, tongue or lips; a painless lump or thickening, especially in the breast, lip or tongue; irregular bleeding or discharge from any body opening or the nipple; progressive change in color or size of wart, mole, or birthmark; persistent hoarseness, unexplained cough, or difficulty in swallowing; any change in normal bowel habits; persistent indigestion. If you detect any of the signals listed below, see your doctor without delay. It may save your life. Sidney Hazlewood Funeral services for Sidney Hazlewood, 45, of Warden, who died suddenly at Delhi late Saturday morning, were held in the chapel of the Mulhearn Funeral vHome of Rayville at 2 p.

m. Sunday with Rev. Jack Mid-yett, Methodist minister of Rayville, officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery, Rayville, under the direction of the Mulhearn Funeral Home. Surviving are his mother.

Mrs. Ella Hazlewood of Natchez, two brothers. Glen Hazlewood of Rayville. and Wylie Hazlewood of Nashville, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Campbell of Chicago.

Pallbearers were Alvin Earl Fife, Watson Fife, J. B. Rainer, Cooper Statham, Robert Towers and Artice Wright. CARD OF THANKS I want to thank the young men's Sunday School class of the Baptist Church of Archibald for the nice box they gave me Christmas; and also Mr. and Mrs.

Otto Walters and family for the nice tray. They gave me Christmas. May God blass each one of MITCH tate better cooling. Exceptional Improvements have been made in frame construction. STORE LOOTED AT ARCHIBALD Three Suspects Arrested Monroe Officers, Held In Jail By An undetermined number of.

men smashed into a general merchandise store at Archibald, loaded between $500 and $700 worth of. groceries in a black Chevrolet automobile, and escaped in -the direction of Monroe at 4 a. m. Wednesday morning of last i week. Sheriff J.

Foster Jones, who was notified a few minutes after the men had left, said that a road block across the Alto road leading from Archibald, established by state troopers from Monroe, failed to snare the escaping thieves. Discovery of the burglars was made by Mrs. Eppinette, sister of Wilma Louise Logan, owner of the store, when she peered from her window af- ter hearing an unusual amount of noise. The men, Mrs. Eppinette told Sheriff Jones, left in the automobile a3 she watched from her window.

After entering the store by smashing in double glass doors at the front the thieves removed 23 cartons of cigarettes, one turkey, two hams, 1 hoop cheese, all cut pork chops in the refrigerator, and several cases of other merchandise. State police were notified of the burglary a few minutes after it occurred. They immediately dispatched a patrol car to that area to block the Alto road by which the grocery laden automobile was reported to be escaping. However, no arrests were made at that time. The Richland parish sheriffs office has been working on this robbery ever since it occurred, and were assisted by the peace officers of Monroe.

The latter officers last Monday arrested three men as suspects, J. B. Grayson, 21, Fred Koch, 38, and Junior Wright Gooden, 27, and placed them in jail. Plaster casts of the tracks made by the truck used by the burglars compared with those of the tires of the truck owned by one of the suspects, and the general appearance of the truck compared with the one seen leaving the store after the burglary. Automobile Presented To Rev.

and Mrs. A. R. Cates A shiny, new Chevrolet Tudor sedan gladdened the hearts of Rev. and Mrs.

A. R. Cates, the presentation being made Wednesday of last week, the affectionate compliments, of the members of the Rayville, Alto and Archibald Presbyterian churches and other friends. The Cates family suffered the loss of their car a short time ago in a wreck, and the used and damaged automobile was replaced by a pretty, modern medium of transportation. Presbyterian Church Notes REV.

A. R. CATES, Pastor The Rayville church will observe Communion in connection with the eleven o'clock service next Sunday. The midweek prayer service in the Archibald church will be resumed next Wednesday night at 7 o'clock. Services next Sunday: Sunday School at 10 o'clock.

Preaching services: Rayville at 11 o'clock. Archibald at 7 o'clock. Rayville High School Honor Roll Twelfth Grade James Abrams A A James Burkett A A Marie Carpenter Herbert Clark Lois Frith A A Mildred Hall A A A Pat Hargis A A A A Wendell Holloway A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Opal Jackson Marvin Kemp Almarlester' Anna Mae Nance Betty Stoecker Joy Woods Tenth Grade Olive Ann Doughty A A A A A Charlin Evans A A Bobbye Grantham A A Kathleen Hopkins A Patsy Miller Maribel Morgan A Beverly Phillips A A Nedra Fern Posey A A A A A A A A A Wilma Joyce White Billy Blanton Herbert Cuave Sammie Davis Billy Jeffries George McAllister Is'inth Grade Doll Batman A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Wilma Bennett Helen Diamond Helen Douglas Nelmarie Gammill Martha Mae Gutz Ruthie Mae Hall Bettye Sue Hatch Joyce Lester Doris Livingston Edna Earl Naron Eloise Parker Edwin a Pee Barbara Swetman Sally Ann Taylor A A A Marie Tribble Billy Adcock Buster Blades A A Larry Page Eighth Grade Dorothy Phcillips A A Carl Jinks Dorothy Carter Emma Collins Lucille Dooley Jerry Douglas Daisy Eppinette Margie Hicks Dorothy Smith Russell Rainbolt Allen Schaffer Charles Spruell BBBBBB BBBBBB BBBBBB A A A A HEADLINES OF 1947 Baton Rouge, 31. Ten biggest Capitol Headlines in 1947: Legislature holds special session, hikes school teacher pay. Highway work contracts reach record $24,000,000 in year.

State leases lands under Gulf, fights U. S. tideland claims. Death takes Publisher Charles Man-ship, LSU Pres. W.

B. Hatcher. Institutions completes much of improvement program. J. L.

V. Grenier appointed state director of highways. 600,000 get drivers licenses, state climbs in safety rating. Daily oil allowable soars, gas flaring cut to new low. Thirty-six seek nine state offices, Davis endorses Jones.

State university gets new president. Dr. Harold W. Stoke. CHANGE OF MEETING DATE The next meeting of the Lambda Kappa Club will be at the home of Mrs.

J. M. Shamblin on January 7th. Please note change from date in year book. MRS.

G. F. PURVIS, President Dodge Offers 248 Trucks In New Line DETROIT, Mich, Dec. 31. A completely new line of Dodge "Job-Rated" trucks comprising 248 basic chassis models ranging from 4250 to 23,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and up to 40,000 pounds gross train weight was announced recently by L.

F. Van-Nortwick, Director of Truck Sales of the Dodge Division, Chrysler Corporation. Some models, of the new trucks. will be displayed starting January 7th by the Richland Motor Company of Rayville. A combination of massive strength and smoothly flowing lines is the keynote of styling for the new trucks.

They were designed to combine appearance with comfort, safety, performance, economy and ease of handling. Front axles have been moved back and engines have been moved forward to place more of the gross vehicle weight on the front axle and provide better weight distribution. The wheel-base for conventional models through the 2-ton has been reduced eight inches, while the 2 and 3-ton models have been reduced six inches. The new trucks have been engineered so that despite the shorter wheel-bases, the cab-to-axle dimensions remain practically unchanged, making it possible to use the same length bodies as before. New ease of handling and driving has been provided by the shorter wheelbases and wider tread front axle, together with cross steering, which is a new feature on all conventional cab models.

The cross steering permits a 37-degree turning angle both right and left. Drivers now can park or back into alleys or up to loading platforms with much greater ease. Road shock through the steering wheel is greatly reduced by the cross steering, which has the drag link running parallel with the front Standard, de luxe and custom cabs i provide more room, more visibility, more safety, and more comfort for the driver. Seat width has been increased to 574 inches to permit three large men to ride without crowding. The chair-height seats provide leg support under the knees and can be adjusted seven inches.

The natural back support also is adjustable for maximum comfort. The seat cushion utilizes air in combination with coil springs to provide comfort. A hand control allows the driver to adjust cushion buoyancy to his weight or road conditions. Comfort in any season or weather is provided by an all-weather heating anl ventilating system which is an ingenious combination of truck heater, defroster vents, vent windows, cowl ventilator, and fresh air intake. De luxe and custom cabs have what is termed "360-degree vision through increased glass area and installation of read quarter windows.

Windshields and windows of the new "Pilot-House" cabs are higher and wider, adding to vision and safety. Drivers can enter or leave the conventional cab easily from either side since the gear shift and emergency brake levers have been moved to give clear floor space from door to door. Conventional models can be road-serviced from the left side as the fuel tank, oil filter, radiator filler, and battery are so located. Dodge has seven different engines to handle the power requirements of its new line. Numerous engine improvements have been made.

Braking systems are larger and improved. Front and rear axles have increased load-carrying capacity. Front springs are longer. Radiator cores have been redesigned to facili- i.

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