The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on April 3, 1948 · 1
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 1

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, April 3, 1948
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SERVING RAYVILLE AND RICHLAND - PARISH ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT LIBERTAS ET NATALE SOLUM NUMBER 10. VOLUME LXXX. RAYVILLE; RICHLAND PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd, 1948. TORNADO RUINS CLEARED AWAY Ferriday Gives Aid Where One Death and Many-Injuries Resulted FERRIDAY, La., March 30. Under the direction of plantation owners and managers, Negro tenant farmers of the Lake XSL John section were busy Saturday and Sunday digging out from ruins left by the Friday night tornado which cut a wide swath across a three mile stretch of land between the lake and the Mississippi river in this area of the parish. The tornado which struck Friday night, seven miles north of this city, at about 11 o'clock, resulted in one fatality, the death of a 12-year-old Negro, injuries to eight others, making 20 homeless and causing heavy property damages. All of the Negroes were residents of the Canebrake plantation of S. L. Maxwell of Ferriday. By Sunday the one blocked road on the east bank of Lake St. John, popur lar fishing and pleasure resort, was cleared and light and telephone service had been resumed. The injured, six Negro tenants of Canebrake plantation, were being treated at the Ferriday hospital, as were two others from the Shamrock plantation, owned by A. B. Learned, of Natchez, Miss. Most severe injuries were sustained by Mary Dean, a two-year-old Negro girl who suffered head lacerations and a broken leg, and Johnny Lee Cotton, a broken leg. Abe Redvine, aged Shamrock plantation tenant, whose home was completely demolished when the tornado hit the east bank of the lake, suffered broken ribs. He is the father of the Negro boy, Ebenezer Redvine, who died shortly after arrival at the hospital. Nearly every member of one Canebrake family was hospitalized two of them, L. D. Cotton, 10, and Stanley Cotton, 9, were discharged Sunday, but their mother Lena had broken ribs and a fractured shoulder ana a brother, John, 17, was suffering bad head injuries.. Several other Negroes, bruised and shaken by the experience, were sent home In clothes supplied by the Concordia chapter of the Red Cross. o LIONLIGHT In lieu of the regularly scheduled meeting, the following members of the Rayville Lions Club journed to Delhi on last Thursday, March 25, in the interest of the promotion of the ticket sales on the new Ford to be given away on May 8: Lions Jarmon, Stout, Fletcher, Statham, Waite, H. T. Sims, McCarty, R. L. Sim3. Cook, Naron, Hanchy, Solomon, McCaskill, and Williams. Apreciation department; The entire Lions Club wishes to thank the following ladies for their generous and energetic support and the masterful job they did of selling tickets on the Ford: Mrs. L. H. Himel, Mrs. L. II. Himel, Jr., Mrs. Bill McCain, Mrs. Harry Statham, Mrs. Harry Addison, Mrs. W. P. Fletcher, Mrs. Bernard Waite, Mrs. Woodrow Coats, Mrs. Frank Schooler, Mrs. J. B. Hanchey, Mrs. H. D. Sims, Miss Rosa Willis, and Miss Merle Davis. The kind and unselfish cooperation as displayed by these ladies, to say nothing of the hard work. Is the sort of thing that is going to get us lights on our Athletic Field. Ladies, thank you! Our thanks go out also to the follow ing young boys, who have been furnishing the music on our out of town visits to get donations for the lights: Buster Jordan, J. H. Jordan, James W. Smith, and V. McManus. These boys came to us and said they wanted to help in some way toward the drive for funds for the lighted athletic field. They have worked tirelessly and without pay' of any kind and we want them to know that we are grateful. Thanks fellas'! Strange as it may seem, the truth is that more tickets have been sold and more donations received via that means from the neighboring towns around Rayville than in Rayville it self. It also happens that all of those towns have lighted athletic fields and we do not. Are we going to let it be aid that out-of-town people donated the major share of the funds for cur lighting system? It is felt that the good people of Rayville and Richland Parish mean to give a great big help-inz hand but have just been holding back and waiting, with the Idea in mind that "Oh, I am going to buy a ticket or two on that new Ford, but why now? CT1 wait until the last day and get mine. After all, the car will be eiven away here in Rayville, so why humr?" Now there is some truth in that. But not much spirit. After all, these lights that we need so much are to be your lights for your enjoyment and Xor your boys and girls to enjoy and the sooner you get your two or three tickets, if you don't have them already, the better it will be to stimulate the sale of the tickets in our own home town will work wonders by putting more heart into the people working so hard to make those lights a reality. The work is being done and shall continue to be done, but the purchasing of the tickets is the duty and the Job of Mr. and Mrs. Rayville. We can't have our neighboring towns out-buy and out-donate us, now can we? Wouldn't that be a fine 'how-de-do ?" Remember, someone is going to be the gleeful owner of a spanking new Ford on May 8. To have a chance to own it is to hold a ticket. To be in a position to say, "See those fine new lights up there? I helped get them there. Did you?" Think it over Mr. and Mrs. Rayville. Charity begins at home. Home is what you make it. Lets get Rayville's athletics out of the dark. Now is the time to act. Howzaboutit, hummmm? Heard about the Lions Jamboree? You must have because the whole place is burain' with news of it. Just Kiwanians Hear About Needed Public Improvements The members of the Rayville Ki-wanis Club heard interesting and informative talks on the proposed' athletic field lighting and the swimming pool now under construction. They were privileged to have as a guest of the club Harry Addison, of the Rayville Lions Club, who gave an insight into the plans for an athletic field, witha lighting system similar to that of our neighboring towns. He told of what the local Lions were doing on the project, and invited the cooperation of the Kiwanis Club. Harry told of the plans for a ball park, with lights, at the Fair Grounds, and of other plans for additional recreation. Henry Blakeman, who is an active Kiwanian, and as superintendent of the Rayville Light Plant, has been given the job of constructing the swimming pool, gave a detailed report of what he proposes to do with the funds available. His plan is for a modern pool 60 x 150 feet, which is larger than they usually build for a town the size of Rayville. He fears the funds will, run out before he can complete the job, but believes within 90 days he can offer the public a pool that will answer until more funds are available for completion. He told of the recognized advantages of this form of recreation, and believed it would prove beneficial and wholesome for the young people in particular. Harry Addison announced the Lion sponsored Donkey ball game, and asked for patronage of this show. He also told of the forthcoming Lions Jamboree, to be held in the high school gymnasium, Friday night, April 9th. There will be a big barn and square dance, old time fiddling contest, jitterbug contest, amateur show and other attractions to entertain and amuse you. Otis Landrum was in charge of the program and made a happy presentation of the speakers of the occasion. o Baptist Adult Classes Enjoy Supper and Social The adult classes of the Baptist Sunday School, together with officers of the church and other invited guests, enjoyed a delicious supper in the basement of the church Thursday evening of last week. There were about sixty-five or seventy present. At the conclusion of the meal very beneficial talks were made by Mr. George Bolton, Jr., Mrs. B. D. White, Dr. J. II. Hooks and Mr. J. R. Aycock. The business discussion centered around the formation of two new classes for the Sunday School, a young men's class and a young ladies class. Committees were appointed to complete plans for their organization. A social period was then enjoyed by those present, at which time Mrs. Bennie White led m several games and presented several very amusing skits, assisted by several others pos sessing histrionic talent. The evening was enjoyed by all present, and it was generally agreed that a similar affair must be arranged for the near future. . o One of Oldest Citizens Passes Mrs. Narcissa Pailette, 97, one of North Louisiana's oldest residents, died last Sunday at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Pat Childress, - near Mangham. t Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Ford cemetery near Mangham, with Rev. John Kitchineham. of Coliimbila. officiat ing- The body was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pat 'Childress, to lie in state until time for the funeraL She is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Joe Nichols of Winnsboro, Mrs. Ettie Henry of Sicily Island, and Mrs. Henry Roy of Mon roe; a son, EM win Pailette, of Mang ham; a brother, Marshall Duncan, of Mangham; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Parker of Winnsboro and Mrs. Lizzie Wynne of Mangham, 45 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren., o Mrs. W. G. Amos Mrs. W. G. Tmos, 70, residing on Route 1, Rayville, died at her resi dence Sunday. The funeral was held Monday in the Boeuf River Baptist church, with Rev. J. S. Deal, of Start, officiating. Interment was in the Stevenson cemetery- ' Pallbearers were M. L. Ratcliff, Norman McKnight, H. E. Spigner, William Bishop, C. D. Dickens and Claude Payne. She is survived by her husband, W. G. Amos; a son, T. E. Amos, of Ray ville; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Shepherd, of Rayville, and Mrs. G. P. Bishop, of Lake Providence; four brothers, E. M. White, of Jonesville; R. K. White of Jonesville, J. L. White and E. M. White, both of Monroe; and three sisters, Mrs. E. J. Mayeux, of Eunice. Mrs. P. II. Mercer of Monroe, and Mrs. A. W. Nichols of Jonesville. in case you haven't seen the announcement of it, the Lions Jamboree is to be Friday night, April 9 at the Rayville High School Gym. ThereH be a big Square Dance. There'll be an old time Fiddling Contest There'll be a Jitterbug Contest. And there'll be an amateur Show. Everybody is coming dressed tacky. Cash awards? You -bet! Prizes for the best square dance couple. Prizes for the most original costume. Prizes for the three best fiddlers. Prizes for the best hep cats. Prizes for the three best acts in the amateur show. And the fun youH have! The admission price is fifty cents for adults and twenty-five cents for children. Junior will be there. Grandma will be there. Toull see people there you haven't seen in years. We warn you, ydull have more darn fun than you can imagine. If you don't like fun, don't come. Everybody is coming early, hustle! Parish Ginnings Are Tripled WASHINGTON, March 30. Cotton ginnings in Ouachita parish in 1947 were nearly three times the level of 1946, the census bureau reported today, in releasing for the first time final figures on cotton ginnings for 1947. A total of 14,554 bales were ginned in Ouachita last year compared with only 4,991 bales in 1946, the bureau reported. Throughout the state as a whole, cotton ginnings were about double the 1946 figure with St. Landry parish in the lead, followed by Caddo, Franklin and Richland. Louisiana gins handled 489,466 bales, according to the census bureau, compared with 246,722 bales ginned in 1946. Louisiana parishes which reported ginnings of 10,000 bales or more dur ing 1947 include: Parish Fast Carroll Franklin . Madison , Morehouse Ouachita Rapides Richland Tensas 1947 194- . 23,214 8,834 35,342 21,827 . 15,740 5,595 24,290 12,049 14,554 4,991 19,522 7,867 . 34,176 14,578 18,966 10,398 . 16,508 11,020 489,466 24fc,722 West Carroll State total Livestock Show Hosts At Fish Fry The Northeast Louisiana Livestock Show was host on Thursday evening of last week at an enjoyable fish fry and get together of citizens from this section of the state. The delightful affair was in the beautiful home of Mr. W. E. Parks, of north of Delhi. The party was the occasion for the gathering of representative citizens from the various parishes comprising this livestock show area, and also quite a number of exhibitors and friends from elsewhere were among the guests. There were refreshments and fried fish, salad and all that it takes to complete a delicious dinner. This hospitality is enjoyed every year during the closing days of the stock show in Delhi, and this one was one of the most enjoyable of all. Texans Will Visit Parish Schools Dr. James Knight, director of Extension Teaching Bureau, University of Texas, has requested permission for a group of educators to visit the Delhi or Holly Ridge School and to confer with school personnel cncerning the primary group organization in these schools. ' Dr. Knight stated in his letter that a group of teachers, which includes members of the Teacher Training Division of the University of Texas, superintendents, principals and classroom teachers in the public schools in the Austin District, are making a tour of schools from Shreveport, La., to Greenville, S. C, and desire to include Richland parish in their itinerary. A group from the Webster Independent School District of Texas visited Richland parish in March. The educators from the Austin District are scheduled to arrive April 5th. The Texans are interested . in the type of organization being used in the primary divisions in the Delhi and Holly Ridge schools. Grade barriers have been eliminated" and group organizations have been set up in these schools. This does not mean that the methods of teaching have been changed in Delhi and Holly Ridge, but that the type of organization being used provides for the needs of each pupil and facilitates the instructional program in the primary schools. o Baseball Season Opens With Bee Bayou Game The opening game in the Louisiana Delta League will be played Sunday afternoon, April 4th, on the Simpson diamond, one mile south of Bee Bayou. The game, between Greer and Archibald, will he called at 3 p. m. A cordial invitation is extended to everyone to attend this opening game. o Methodist Church Services JACK IL MIDYETT. Pastor Services for Sunday, April 4, are as follows: 9:00 a. m. Organ and Chimes, am plified. Mrs. W. L. Calhoun, organist. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. , 11:00 a. m. Morning Worship Service, with sermon by the pastor; "The House of God." The Sacrement of the Lord s Supper will be observed. The finance committee wil make its first report on the campaign for the new church building. 6:30 p. m. Methodist Youth Fellowship. 7:30 p. m. Evening Worship Service. A new series of evening services has been planned, based on "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Transcriptions of these outstanding radio programs have been secured and will be used during these services. Sunday night, the first in the series, will be on "Nicodemus, The Man Who Came By Night" o , . CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank each one who took a part in sharing our sorrows at the time of the death of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Narcis- sa C. Pailette. We want to thank the ones for the floral offerings, and to Bro. J. D. Kitchingham for his consoling words that made our burdens much easier to bear, and also the Hall Funeral Home for their splendid service. May God's richest blessings abide with all of you. THE PAILETTE FAMILY WIFE OF PLANTER BURNED TO DEATH Winnsboro Woman Succumbs To Severe Gasoline Burns WINNSBORO, March 27. Mrs. Mabel Young Buie, 52, wife of a prominent Franklin parish planter, died at 10:30 tonight in a local clinic from severe burns received around 11 a. m., when fire destroyed her home in the center of town. A daughter, Jimmie, 18, present in the house when the blaze started, escaped without injury. Mrs. Buie was engaged in painting in the kitchen of her home, using gasoline as a cleaning fluid. It is believed that the gasoline exploded when taken too close to a gas heater. She was brought from the blazing residence by a huge Negro woman, employed by the Buies as a cook, who smashed down the front door to gain entrance to the house. Mrs. Buie was found lying on a bed, wrapped completely in blankets. The cook carried Mrs. Buie to a waiting" automobile although the blankets were blazing. The injured woman was rushed to the Rogers Clinic but failed to overcome the effects of the burns which covered her body. Mrs. Buie's daughter, Jimmie was in a front section of the building when she heard the explosion in the kitchen. She rushed out the front door to the yard, pulling the door closed behind her. A spring lock on the door snapped, blocking attempts to enter the building until the colored cook arrived to kick her way in. Mrs. Buie is survived by her husband, Jim Buie, and her daughter, Jimmie, a student at La. Tech at Rus-ton. Other survivors include two brothers, Dr. T. Y. Young of Port Arthur, Tex A. B. Young of Slaughter, La.; and five sisters, Mrs. Sally Herang of Slaughter, Miss Georgia Young of Baton Rouge, Miss Florence Young of .Wisner, Mrs. Harry Gilbert of Wisner, and Mrs. Mary Kincaid of Winnsboro. o Key Meeting of Cancer Society Held In Monroe A key meeting of those connected with the April drive of the American Cancer Society was called in Monroe by Mr. Fred Fudiker, drive chairman for the Fifth District of the Louisiana division. The purpose of the meeting was to get the April, 1948, cancer fund-raising drive started. Dr. - John G. Snelling of Monroe . Introduced the speaker of the eveni& Dr. Ambrose H. Storck, of Tulane University. Dr. Storck spoke to all people interested in the fight against cancer. He .stated that the purpose of this drive is not only to raise money, but to bring the whole problem of cancer more firmly into the public eye. He stated that, by applying the facts known at present about the disease, the death rate of the disease could be cut in half. Education of the people is of primary importance, so - that everyone may become aware of the importance of quick action in combatting this disease. It is urgent that this April fund-raising campaign receive wide, publicity, and local support. Dr. Storck then went on to describe in detail the great good being accomplished in the State of Louisiana by the funds raised in past campaigns. The American Cancer Society has established in Louisiana three cancer de tection clinics. These are clinics for well people who seek a thorough physical examination to detect early symptoms of cancer or other illnesses. These clinics are located in New Orleans, at Tulane University; in Baton Rouge, at L S. U.; and in Lake Charles. Since early detection of can cer is of prime importance in control a io Mini Wnrmithey are making their most rapid incalculable good. Three tumor clinics for cancer patients have been set up in the state. The purpose of these clinics is the further diagnosis of a patient who has been found to have a cancer, and consultation with highly trained men on the type of treatment required for the control of the cancer. Another highly important program carried on by the Louisiana division of the American Cancer Society is the program of keeping practicing physicians informed of new developments in cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment. Refresher courses are arranged for practicing physicians. These refresher courses are conducted by men highly informed on the new procedures in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The next refresher course SCneameO IS ID UB ttk J. uiaiic uumD ty in New Orleans in November of this year. Expenses by the day will be paid by the American Cancer So - ciety for any doctor who wishes to at- tend. The American Cancer Society arranges for talks to the general public, and to medical societies, by prominent men in the field of cancer research and treatment. Such a lecture will be given in Monroe on April 12th, at 8 p. m, in the Neville high school auditorium. The speaker is Dr. J. Ernest Ayre of Montreal, Canada, who is widely famous for his cancer research. The general public is most cordially invited to attend this lecture. For further help to practicing physicians, who are, after all, the men most directly connected with the control of the disease, the American Cancer Society issues, and mails to every doctor in the state a pamphlet describing new methods and develop- ments. A fund has been set aside for the purchase of additional cancer texts for the New Orleans Medical Society, which texts are available to the entire state. Beside the money being spent for education of practicing physicians, a large fund is required for the educa- Sen. Ellender Speaks . In Advocacy of Federal Aid To Education Bill WASHINGTON, D. C, Mar., 25 Declaring that Democracy can be, and should be made a living, breathing j force through higher standards of education in all of the States, Senator Allen J. Ellender held the floor of the U. S. Senate yesterday for two hours in advocacy of the Federal Aid to Education Bill, which he is co-sponsoring with Senator Taft of Ohio and several other Senators. Pointing out that his bill has as its goal the equalization of minimum standards of education, Senator Ellender demonstrated with charts and numerous statistics that in the poorer states are to be found the greatest number of children, with the corresponding, drain upon the resources of those states. "It has been proven," said Senator Ellender, "that these States have made greater financial sacrifices in appropriations for education than have the richer states, but because of the disportionately greater number of educables between the ages of 5 and 17 years of age, they have been unable' to meet what is con sidered to be a minimum requirement." Senator Ellender argued that besides being a prerequisite to a -sound Democracy, "it's good business as has been shown by the fact that the amount of retail sales in dollars per capita is greater in those states where the standard of education is higher, that national magazine circulation is greater in those states, and that the earning power generally is measured in terms of the number of years of schooling." Senator Ellender concluded his speech by saying, "that the portion of the bill which gave us the most con cern was that dealing with the proposal to make it absolutely certain that control of our public schools would remain at the State level. The Senator from Ohio and I invite any Senator to offer additional language than has been incorporated in the bill in order to make it certain that the States shall have full control of their respective public-school systems." Should this bill become law, and should Congress appropriate 300 million dollars annually, Louisiana would receive as its share the sum of over eleven million dollars per year Senator Ellender said, provided only, that Louisiana spends a minimum of provided for in the bill. -o Presbyterian Church Notes REV. A. R. CATES, Pastor There will be a conference for Sunday School Superintendents and heads of departments at the Winnsboro Presbyterian Church next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The conference is sponsored by Synod's organization of Sunday School Superintendents and is for the northeast section of the state. It is hoped that the Superintendents and many of the teachers of our groups may be able to attend. The Rayville church will observe Communion in connection with the 11 o'clock service next Sunday. The Auxiliary Bible study this year is the Book of Exodus by Dr. R. M. TurnbulL. The pastor has been asked to lead the study in all three of our hft0 TiSSE bit on account of illness in the congre- irottnn TVio aturiioa will be eriven at AiHniri WprtwBv nie-hts at 7:30 o'clock, and at Rayville Thursday nights at 7:30 o'clock. Attention is called to the fact that the Rayville Sunday School opens at 9:45 oclock. Preaching services next Sunday: Rayville at 11 oclock. Archibald at 7:30 oclock. . . o Too often trees are cut just when growth. Sometimes this is justified by high market prices or by the owner's need for cash. Frequently however he takes a real los3' by cutting too soon. Many a tree made into ties and pulp-wood when it was a foot in diameter would have produced two good saw-logs if left to grow a few years longer. According to the Louisiana Forestry Commission, a simple way to judge how fast a tree is growing is to measure the rings on a nearby 'stump of the same species. tional program for the entire state. This program includes radio and newspaper publicity, and distribution of a great deal of literature which informs the public of the nature and cure of the disease. This educational ; program is of great importance, since ,h 13 uie lliuiviuua.1 muiacu vuv A no.. must be aroused to the importance of freauent .examinations and constant , self-observation. The American Cancer Society provides every help for those patients ... L . v. who are unable to meet the expense of examinations, medical treatment, narcotics, etc. Further, the American Cancer Society supports national cancer research. Part of that money spent for research comes back to this state, through support given by the Cancer Society to Louisiana doctors, and to Louisiana laboratories. Of course, all states and all peoples will benefit by this research when it reaches its ultimate aim, the complete control of cancer. Dr. Storck particularly emphasized the fact that, although the figures of cancer cases increase, the percentage of cures has greatly increased, also. A cancer patient today has a far, far greater chance of being cured than did a cancer patient of even ten years ago. The American Cancer Society is very largely responsible for the fact that more people act quickly when the first danger sign appears. More people act quickly, and more lives are saved. Seventh District Masons Will Meet At Lake Providence The Seventh District Lodge, comprising all the Masonic Lodges in the parishes of Morehouse, Richland, Madison, East Carroll and West Carroll, will meet in Lake Providence on Sunday afternoon, April 11th, at 2:30 o'clock, according to announcement made by J. B. Sharp, District Deputy Grand Master, of Rayville. Pecan Grove Lodge No. 222 will be host for the meeting, which will be held in the high school gymnasium. At this meeting the Monroe degree team will confer the third degree on one or two candidates from lodges in the district. This team does beautiful work, and it is expected that many Masons from Northeast Louisiana will be in attendance. A number of visitors from Arkansas and Mississippi are also expected. Several Grand Lodge Officers have signified their intention to be present, among them being D. Louie Butler, Grand Master, and Q. T. Hardtner, Past Grand Master. A plate lunch will be served at the conclusion of the meeting. o Huge Construction Is Contemplated In Middle South NEW ORLEANS, March 25. One hundred million dollars worth of new construction is contemplated through 1949 by four of the utility companies serving the Middle South area, it was revealed yesterday by the four companies; Arkansas, Louisiana, - and Mississippi Power & Light Companies, and the New Orleans Public Service. Coupled with it is the statement that the output from the new capacity is practically all under contract. In addition, these companies have on order more than 100,000 KW of generating capacity for delivery after 1949. The four companies will have spent aproximately $240,000,000 for new con struction during the 20 years ending in 1949 and $146,000,000 in the first four post-war years. Operating in the lower Mississippi River valley as an integrated system they will finance an intensive long-range advertising and development program for -the region which will be formally launched April 2 in the middle of the Mississippi River at the juncture of the three states. Governors, college presidents, health and agriculture commissioners and industrialists of the Middle South have been asked to meet on that date in Greenville, Miss., nearest three-state junction point, for group discussions looking to the future development of the region. The phenomenal growth and ad vancement of the Middle South during the last decade, particularly since the war is reflected in both the increased industrial use of electric energy and in cost for construction to supply that energy. From 1931 through 1940 the four companies spent a total of $40,464,000 on construction in the three states. During the war years, 1941-1945, the system expenditures were $39,539,000. This was a yearly average of $8,000,000 or twice the average for the 10-year period prior to 1941. In 1946 expenditures totaled $23,200,000, or almost three times the average for the war years. Expenditures and estimated requirements for the period from 1947 thrnuirh 1949 total $123,000,000. This will bring the total expenditures of the four companies in the area to almost . $146,000,000 for the first 4 post-war vrs. or more tnan one ana a. or more tnan one ana a naii times the amount spent during the preceeding fifteen-year period. The system load of electric energy increased 51 percent during the 10-year period from 1930 to 1940. From 1940 to 1945 the system load increased almost 90 percent. There was a slight decrease during 1946, but in 1947 the load reached an all-time high of 608,-000 kw, or about three and a quarter times as large as the 1930 load. There are almost four times as many miles of low voltage line in the system now as in 1930, and almost as many miles of line has been added since 1945 as were built during the preceding 15 years. The companies now supply electric service to approximately 1000 communities in the Midlle South. In addition they serve natural gas to approximately 100 communities, and transportation service to two communities. In the area development program to be lanuched April 2, industrial leaders of the Middle South will help to launch a movement having broad social and economic implications and which will seek added stimulus for the further advancemeRt of health, ed- , oorlMiltlir A a sym- bolic "laying of the cornerstones, a scroll pledging cooperation in the economic and socialogical development of the region will be placed in a water- ' tight container and dropped into the Mississippi River at Uie i . . juncture of 0 WILLIAM E. MOItLEY BATON ROUGEj March 29 William E. Morley of Rayville enrolled here today to begin the five-weeks special course in veterans service work under the direction of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. He will attend the specialized training school here at the expense of the Department and will then serve in the field as a Veterans Service Officer for the remaining period of his training, after which he will be a permanent skilled employe in veterans service work with the Department. The son of Mrs. John W. Summerlin of Rayville, Morley finished Rayville high where he lettered in track. He attended Northeast Junior College before entering the Coast Artillery. Prior to his employment with this Department, Morley was working at Barks-dale Field. LIVESTOCK SHOW WINNERS LISTED Total Sales Highest In History Institution In the sale of the junior beef calves, the total dollar volume was $46,500. the highest of any sale in the past 8 years of the livestock show. The average sale price for 5 purple ribbon calves was 51c; for 27 blue ribbon calves, 45c; for 69 red ribbon calves, 40c; and for 47 white ribbon calves, 35c. Catahoula had no purple ribbon winner, 1 blue, 3 red and 12 white. East Carroll: no purple, 7 blue, 13 red and 7 white. Franklin: 5 white. 3 purple, 6 blue, 7 red and Madison: no purple, 2 blue, 6 red and 2 white. Morehouse: no red and 4 white. purple, no blue, 5 Ouachita: no purple, 5 blue. 24 red and 5 white. Richland: no purple, 1 blue, 9 red and 9 white. Tensas: 2 purple, no blue, 1 red and 1 white. West Carroll: no purple, 5 blue, 1 red and 2 white. Total: 5 purple, 27 blue, 69 red and 47 white. The following is a list of the ex hibitors in the Adult cattle show: Billy Burton. Jackson, Miss.; W. R. Gilfoil & Co, Tallulah; T. R. Harris. Tallulah; Don Jones, Brandon. Miss.; L. S. U.. Baton Rouge; W. P. Martin, Delhi; Olvey's Hereford Ranch, Tallulah; Roberts & Brown. Tallulah; Stockland Plantation, Tallulah; W. J. Sherman, Haynesville; Herman Tay lor, Natchitoches; F. C. Wagner, Dun-leith, Miss. Premiums won were as follows: Hereford 2 year old bulls, Burton first; Senior yearlings, Sherman first; Junior yearlings, Wagner first, Sherman 2nd, Gil-foil 3rd, L. S. U. 4th. Gilfoil 5th; Summer yearlings, Wagner 1st. Roberts & Brown 2nd; Senior bull calves, Olvey's Hereford Ranch 1st. Wagner 2nd, Stockland 3rd, Gilfoil 4th, Stockland 5th; Junior bull calves, Wagner 1st, Olvey's 2nd, Gilfoil 3rd. Roberts Sc Brown 4th, Wagner 5th. Champion bull. Olvey; Reserve champion bull. Wagner; 3 bulls, Wagner 1st, Olvey 2nd, Gilfoil 3rd. Wagner 4th, LSU 5th; 2 bulls, Olvey 1st, Roberts & Brown, Wagner, LSU, Sherman; Senior Hereford yearlings, Wagner, Roberts & Brown, Burton, Burton; Junior heifer yearlings, Roberts & Brown, Olvey's, LSU, LSU, Burton; Summer heifer yearlings, Wagner, Stockland, Harris, Harris; Senior heifer calves, Stock-land, Olvey's, Olvey's, Jones, Wagner. Champion female, Wagner; Reserve champion female, Roberts & Brown; Get of sire. Olvey, Wagner, Roberts & Brown, Gilfoil; 2 females, Olvey, Wagner, Roberts & Brown, Gilfoil, But on; pair yearlings. Wagner, Roberts & Brown, LSU, Stockland. pair calves, Gilfoil, Olvey, Wagner, Roberts & Brown. Angus 2 year old bulls, Martin; Summer yearlings, Martin, Martin, Martin; Junior bull calves, LSU, Martin. Martin; 3 bulls, Martin; 2 bulls, Martin; Senior heifer yearlings, LSU; Summer heifer yearlings, LSU; Senior heifer yearlings, LSU; Junior heifer yearlings, LSU, LSU, LSU; Champion female, LSU; Reserve champion female, LSU; 2 females, LSU, LSU; pair calves, LSU. Brahman Junior bull yearlings, LSU, Taylor; Summer bull yearlings, Taylor; Senior bull calves, Taylor, Taylor; Junior bull calves, LSU, LSU; Champion bull, LSU; Reserve Champion bull. Taylor; . 3 bulls. LSU. Taylor; 2 bulls. LSU. Taylor; Junior Heifer yearlings, LSU; Summer heifer yearlings, Taylor, LSU. Taylor, Taylor; Senior heifer calves, LSU; Junior heifer calves, LSU, Taylor, LSU; Champion female, LSU; Reserve champion female, Taylor; Get of Sire, Taylor, LSU; 2 females. Taylor, LSU; pair yearlings, Taylor. LSU. Taylor; pair calves, LSU. Taylor. Shorthorn Senior bull calves, LSU; Senior heifer yearlings, LSU; Senior heifer calves, LSU; pair calves, LSU. o CAPITOL HEADLINES BATON ROUGE, APRIL 1. The week's capitol headlines: Planning is started for huge inauguration program in May. Contracts awarded for work at penitentiary, Lafayette hospitals. Bids on Smith port dam, DeSoto parish, to be taken April 22. Kenneth Deshotel, Washington, Ll, chosen LSU student president. C. J. Bonnecarrere a pointed secretary of mineral board. Shreveport. highway dept. officials confer on new express road. New school for negro juvenile delinquents to open here soon. State unemployment compensation fund reaches $86,993,583 total-Highway users propose long-range highway planning committee. State departments' budget estimates almost double present costs. Sherman England, New Orleans, to head LMTA accident prevention campaign. Conservation reports nine completions Xor 1,569 bbls. daily; seven abandoments; 39 permits for new wells. Wildcats spotted in Calcasieu (S9-11S-9W). Jackson (S26-16N3W1 and St. Landry S109-5S-3E). First Baptist Church Services DR. JOHN IL HOOKS. Pastor Services for Sunday. April 4th. will be as follows: 9:55 a. m. Sunday School. 11:00 a. m. Moraine Worship Serv- jce, with sermon by the pastor, sub ject, "Why All Christians Ought To Pray. Luke 18:L 6:30 p. m. Training Union. 7:30 p. m. Evening Worship Service, with observance of the Lord's Supper. Mid-Week Prayer Service Wednesday evening at 7:30, followed by choir practice. All are cordially invited to worship with us.

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