The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on August 7, 1948 · 8
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 8

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, August 7, 1948
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 7th, 1948. LIVESTOCK LAUDED AS INCOME BACKER Farmers At Annual Field Days Told To Use Cattle As Supplement ST. JOSEPH, La-, Aug. 4. Livestock offers Northeast Louisiana farmers an excellent means of supplementing income from cotton, farmers attending the annual field days at the experiment station here were told today. C. B. Haddon, superintendent of the station, said that more than 400 pounds of beef per acre has already been produced on one pasture plot In experiments this year. "That amount of beef is about equal in value to a bale of cotton," Haddon said, "and the cattle still have two more months of grazing this year. Furthermore, all we did was establish the pasture and put the cattle on it. They 'cultivated' and harvested the bale' themselves." Corn and soybeans hogged off returned more than cotton in experiments conducted at the station last fear, Dr. C. I. Braf and A. D. Fitzgerald, both of LSU, told the visiting farmers. They said that one field of corn that yielded 98 bushels on acre produced 1380 pounds of pork an acre when good feeder pigs were turned In the corn. The value of the crop marketed through hogs was $340.05 per acre. R. A. Wasson and A. G. Killgore, agronomist of the LSU agricultural extension service, said that hybrid corn tests at the station showed Dixie 17, Dixie 11, Funk's G-714, and Funk's G-720 among the best for Northeast Louisiana. Dr. Harold W. Stoke, president of LSU. told the farmers that the University, through its agricultural program, hoped to contribute not only to more successful farming In Louisiana but also to developments that make rural life more appealing and Interesting, especially for young people. Others who addressed the farmers included Dean J. G. Lee of the LSU College of Agriculture; W. G. Taggart, director of Louisiana agricultural experiment stations; J. G. Richard, assistant director of the agricultural ex tension service: and Jim Buie of Franklin parish. O : Rayville Kiwanians Enjoy Splendid Address By Cattle Specialist The program of the Rayville Kl-wanis Club last Tuesday was In charge of the agricultural committee, with Nolan Pipes presenting the guest speaker, Mr. W. C. Cobb, beef cattle specialist of the Louisiana Extension Department. Mr. Cobb's talk was one of the best practical presentations of what the beef cattle industry is doing to revive and improve agricultural conditions in Louisiana, that was ever heard in Rayville. He stated that Louisiana Is inNthe midst of a transformation, or revolution. In agriculture and stock-raising. "Cotton is not the despot It used to be," he said. With mechanized j machinery this crop has ceased to enslave the people as it once did. The greatest benefit farmers are deriving from the new order of things, however, he attributed to the successful cattle raising program. Me gave a brief, but highly interesting history of the cattle industry in Louisiana, and particularly with relation to beef cattle. He gave facts and figures that were amazing to those not versed in the progress made along these lines, such as today Louisiana receives more income from beef and dairy cattle than from cotton. The need of pastures was stressed, and the kind of pastures made the kind of cattle produced. Instead, of fighting grasses and trying to destroy them, he showed where they could be made profitable converted into beef, a good revenue realized and the fertility of the soil Improved at the same time. All may be done, he stated, with so much less labor and outlay. He characterized cattle raising as safest and soundest crop we have. Mr. Howard Simpson, of St. Louis, Mo., Introduced by his uncle, "Pop" Simpson, and Dr. E. S. Richardson, introduced by his son-in-law, Johnnie Mulhearn, were guests of the club. The program next week will be In charge of the boys and girls committee. LOCAL CLINIC IS YEAR OLD t X 'ZZZ XiZxiJmJk jtj ife-WSS: , , mrZ i ..i,..,.n.ii) rmiiM .Jiw , T UW8 If ' I - - 'i ? i Is ,r-4" i " ' ' -I f " y f ti -It Above is pictured Dr. J. E. Ball, of the Ball and Ellington Clinic, in Rayville. This popular clinic was opened just one year ago and fills a long-felt need in this community. I - i w I vf v jj t ' ' ' " I 9 Winter Above is pictured Dr. J. C. Ellington, of the local clinic, and the efficient secretary, Miss Eppinette. Good Turnout To First Parish-wide Farm Bureau Barbecue Our first Farm Bureau barbecue was held Friday, August 30th, at Delhi. We were pleased to have such a good turnout of our members; however, we wish it had been possible for each member and their family to attend and hear the informative addresses which those who were present enjoyed. Mayor Farmer of Delhi opened the program by extending a hearty welcome to the members and making some inspirational comments on farm organization. Next on the program was Rudolph Elkins, president of the Richland Parish Farmers' Co-op, who gave the progress of the recently organized co-op. Mr. Elkina pointed out that the farmers' co-op is being sponsored by the members of the Farm Bureau for the purpose of offering to the farmers of this parish some services which are not now available. Mr. Elkina urged ail members to take advantage of the plan to become members of the farmers' co-op., Mr. T. H. Scott, president of the Louisiana Delta Council, made a very interesting talk on the organization and objectives of the Delta Council. He brought out the fact that the Delta Council is endeavoring to develop the wonderful possibilities of the Macon Ridge territory by establishing and in creasing the Industrial plants necessary for the processing of farm products in this area. Mr. Scott pointed out that the ultimate aim of this program was to place more non-cultivable land into production, and increase diversification, thereby raising the standard of living of the farmer. The final speaker, Mr. Malcolm Dougherty, president of the State Farm Bureau, who brought out very forcefully the work of the Farm Bureau during the legislative session at Baton Rouge and Washington. Mr. Dougherty pointed out the effective work by the Farm Bureau in having the long-range farm bill brought out of the committee and passed on the last day of the session after it had been pigeon-holed by its opponents. Thi3 bill provides support price at 924 of parity for cotton through 1949. After 1949 a revised parity formula will apply. He also read the long list of bills supported by the Farm Bureau of interest to farmers which were passed by the last session of the state legislature. Most of these bills included increased appropriations for soil conservation and experi- ALL WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, LIGHTING AND POWER NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE CALL . . . NEWTON E. RQVE BALLARD'S TOURIST COURT TEL. 89-J Ml FINISHING PHONE 3 17-J DELHI, LA. mental research on crops and livestock. , Members of the Farm Bureau express, through this medium, their appreciation to each and every one who contributed to the success of this barbecue. o Mrs. Jennie Card Dies In Birmingham Mrs. Jennie Card, 78, died at her home in Birmingham, Ala., July 21st. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m., July 23rd, in Macon, Miss., with Rev. Junkin officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery. Surviving are: a daughter, Miss Maggie Lee Card, Birmingham; three sons, J. S. Card, Birmingham: Sidney! Card, Macon, Miss., and W. B. Card, Paulette, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Bob Burt, and a sister, Mrs. Sallie Smith, both of Archibald, La. o Before the establishment of standard time on November 18, 1883, American railroads were using about 100 different standards of time. b . OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE RICHLAND PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Evenings By RUTH K. KENT EVY liked winter evenings best because then she had time to do her fancy work. Before she married Bill her days were filled at the office and evenings she had to care for mamma . . . winter and summer. Now she had to sprinkle the lawn on summer evenings, but winter . . . last year she made that green needlepoint cushion she and Bill were so proud of. It was sacred to Evy . . . almost like a child. This winter she was making seats for the dining room chairs, and - i they were com- rh.Mim,a ing along nicely i ! '. . until the Harpers QJP Fiction moved in next 1 door early in January. Kathy Harper was tall but she seemed dainty beside Evy's five feet. Kathy could twist her indul-j gent husband, Curt, around her fin- ger. And her eyes often wandered j across the fence after that first day j she came over and gushed, "That j gorgeous Wedgwood! You wouldn't sell it?" i Evy wouldn't. But the Italian pot-' tery bowl and the tiny flowered pic-, ture frame and the blue pitcher, found their way to Kathy's living ' room. Everything seemed to look; better in Kathy's living room. Kathy raved about the needlepoint ' cushion. Afterwards Bill said, "I'm sur-, prised she didn't get it, too." Then Kathy started bringing over uuri. uei s nave some Dnage, sne suggested. One evening Kathy said, "Let's play for money." Evy glanced at Bill, but he didn't move. j "Quarter a corner," Curt Bill got that defensive "You'll have to work for it." Bill was an accurate player, but Kathy had a way of taking all the . tricks the way she took everything else. Mostly with her chatter. Bill' couldn't concentrate. Kathy had a) way of pouting when she lost. Thati made Evy secretly afraid that Bill was letting her win. So the needlepoint lay rolled in the sewing basket. "I'll work on it next week," Evy would vow. But next week was always the same. Except that Curt Harper sort of faded out. Sometimes Evy and Bill would want to go to a movie. Kathy invited herself along and sat on the other side of Bill. Mamma always said to Evy. "If you'd get mad once in a while, people wouldn't push you around. Evy was getting mad. One evening when she was out making coffee she heard Kathy in the living room coaxing Bill for something. She'd lost her dollar . . . probably trying to coax it back. Kathy's laughter tolled a knell in Evy's heart. Evy hurried in. Kathy Don t you dare, Bill Mr. Smith moved, seconded by Mr. Eddins, to accept the low bid of Curtis Foster at $2200.00 per year, complete new 24' 1" new equipment. Yeas: Messrs: C. B. DeMoss, S. E. Smith, E. C. Calloway, W. H. Eddins, J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue, R. R. Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. Mr. McKay moved, seconded by Mr. Calloway, to accept bid of Wayne Baum at $2000.00 per year for route to Delhi High School with complete new equipment, 21 foot body. Yeas: Messrs: C. B. DeMoss, S. E. Smith, E. C. Calloway, J. M. McKay. Cecil Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. The Secretary then opened and read to the board the following bid for a new school bus complete. Richland Parish School Board Rayville, La. Gentlemen: We are pleased to submit our bid for School Bus complete as asked for in notice in last issue of Beacon-News. 1948 Chevrolet School Bus chassis $1650.00 Freight and Handling 237.00 24' 1" Wayne School Bus mounted 2172.00 the Richland Board? To the members of Parish School Board: I am asking that you grant me permission to send my two small sons, Sidney and Ted, to Mangham School next year so that they can take piano lessons. Our music teacher at Archi- J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue, R. R-Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. Mr. Rhymes moved, seconded by Mr. Calloway, that the secretary call for bald isn't troir, t ! DIas on Dulane 6M e si nonjr Mrs. Ira Hixon assured me that she would take them since she had two Ridge. Woolen Lake. School. and Start - r ti t I a vacancies in her sr-hpJul nt v.., iea l- -"oss. You gave me permission two year' a-o Smitn' E" C" Callowa'- W- H" Eddin3' , W. H. Eddins, Pardue, R. R. to send one of these children to Mans ham. I sent him there for one year but j returned him to Archibald School af-jter Mrs. Logan began teaching here, j Both boys have taken piano the past two years and I ni anxious for them to continue their work in music. Thanking you I remain Sincerely yours, MRS. W. C. McKAY Mr. Eddins moved, seconded by Mr. Pardue, to grant above request said. look, j cried, and reached for Evy's needlepoint cushion, ready to plop it on Bill's head. Special Session Rayville, La., August 3, 1948. The Richland Parish School Board met in Special Session at its office on Tuesday, August 3, 1948, at 10 o'clock a. m. The following: members were present: Messers: C. B. DeMoss, E. C. Calloway, W. II. Eddins, J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue. R. R. Rhymes. S. E. Smith, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers and Mrs. P. B. Hatch. Mr. A. B. Halley was absent. Mr. Smith moved, seconded by Mr. McKay, that minutes of July meeting be accepted as printed in the official journal. Yeas: C. B. DeMoss, S. E. Smith, E. C. Calloway, W. H. Eddins, J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue, R. R. Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. The Secretary stated to the board that he had complied with their request and had called for bids on the Byrd route and the Baum route into the Delhi School. President DeMoss instructed the secretary to open bids on both routes and read same to the board, which were as follows: Byrd Route: Delhi, Louisiana, August 3, 1948 My bid on Bus No. 7, Delhi High School. New Outfit: $235.00 per month. New Truck, good used body: $190.00 per month. . Consider 8 large children, less some finished and some married out or 2 quit. Yours truly, C. M. BYRD To the School Board Members, Mr. Thompson: Tm bidding on the Byrd Route at $220 per month and I'm buying new equipment. I hope you will consider my bid. Thanks to you, CURTIS FOSTER Richland Parish School Board Rayville, La. Gentlemen: I wish to submit a bid on one of the School Bus routes which you have advertised for bids to the Delhi High School. The route which I .wish to bid on is known as the C. M. Byrd route. I understand that the bus must be equipped with a 24 foot all steel body, which I will get if I am awarded the contract, and I further agree to personally drive the bus and look after the safety of the children to the best of my ability. My bid on the above route is $232.00 (Two Hundred Thirty Two and no100 Dollars) per month. Signed. CHARLIE WILEY Baum Route: Delhi, Louisiana, August 3, 1948 J. B. Thompson, Supt. Richland Parish School Board Rayville, La. Dear Sir: I hereby submit my bid on the route Kathy started bringing over her indulgent Curt. "You put that pillow back," Evy shouted, "Don't you dare touch it." i Bill took the pfflw gently. "Ah, I ah ... no touch." j Evy slammed down the tray. ! "Nobody touches that pillow. Least of all you, Kathy Harper. That's one thing to keep your hands off." They stared at her. Evy realized she'd been screaming. "I don't want coffee," Kathy said, "I have to go." "Too bad," Bill said. "Give me my pen." She threw Bill's fountain pen at him. "Take it, stingy," she said. The door slammed. Evy crumpled to a chair. "I . . . got so mad . . ." "You sure did," Bill reached for a cookie, "She won't be back." Evy started to cry. Maybe Bill'd go calling on Kathy now. "How could I?" Bill's eyes narrowed. "She was pawing your pillow." "I don't care for myself," Evy cried, "But now you can't play bridge." Bill scratched bis bead. "I thought you couldn't live without her. You mean ... ye gods . . . was doing it for you." He fingered bis pen, "Well, she didn't get everything from us." Evy smiled. Kathy didn't get anything, really. She laid her head on Bill's arm. "I'm going to finish that needlepoint now." Released by WKU Features. J. M. McKav. Cecil Pardue, R. R. Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. .Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. The Secretary discussed with the Board the new salary plan for 194S-49 brought on by passage of House Bill ITS and President DeMoss appointed W. It. Kddins, Mrs. E. K. Spiers and Cecil Pardue to work with the secretary on new program for 1948-49. The Secretary reported that J. Ver- Sales Tax if not exempt $4059.00 81.18 leas: .Messrs: C. B. DeMoss. S. E. non Sims. District Attornev. had not Smith, E. C. Calloway, W. H. Eddins. filed an answer with the Board to J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue, R. R. their request concerning Mrs. Tomb. i Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers and Principal of Holly Ridge School. The ..airs. f. B. Hatch, Sr. j Board requested that it be called into j Nays: none. j special session as soon as Mr. Sims Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. j was ready to make his report. The Secretary read he resignations There beine no further business to of Josephine Cates, J. C. Gresham. ' come before the Board a motion pre-and Mrs. J. C. Gresham. Mrs. Spiers j vailed to adjourn, moved, seconded by Mrs. Hatch that ' C. B. DEMOSS. President, resignations of above be accepted. Richland Parish School Board Yeas: Messrs: C. B. DeMoss, S. E. ' J. B. THOMPSON. JR.. Secretary, Smith, E. C. Calloway. W. H. Eddins, t Richland Parish School Board. Total $4140.18 We have this day phoned Thompson Machine Works and they tell us that we can have body completed within two weeks after chassis arrives. If we are favored with this job we will do our utmost to secure chassis and body by time school opens. Due to conditions we are forced to add these prices are subject to change without notice. Yours very truly, COURTESY CHEVROLET CO. By C. H. WILLIAMS Mr. Rhymes moved, seconded by Mr. Eddins, that bid of Courtesy Chevrolet be rejected. Yeas: Messrs: C. B. DeMoss, S. E. Smith, E. C. Calloway, W. H. Eddins, J. M. McKay, Cecil Pardue, R. R. Rhymes, and Mrs. E. K. Spiers, and Mrs. F. B. Hatch, Sr. Nays: none. Absent: Mr. A. B. Halley. The Secretary read to the Board the following letter: Supt. J. B. Thompson, Rayville, La. Dear Mr. Thompson, Will you please present the following request to the Parish School Have Their Education raid ror WHEN THEY ARE READY FOR IT It is good to know that when your children finish high school; their college education is ready and waiting for them. By starting a savings account when they are young, you avoid the necessity of borrowing later. SAFEGUARD THEIR FUTURE The Richland State Bank RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA I previously had as follows: $200.00 per month for 10 months and I hereby agree to buy new equipment. I have been driving for the Richland Parish School Board for seven years and have always tried to give efficient service. Would appreciate your considering my bid and will appreciate any consideration shown me. Very truly yours, W. B. BAUM The Richland Parish School Board went Into executive session to consider the bids. Free Inspection, Quick Adjustment, Prompt Installation . . AND SOME OTHER THINGS TO THINK. OF WMJe you're with us let us overhaul you for good Spring and Summer going. O We'll change your oils and greases, We'll adjust your brakes, O We'll tune your engine, O We'll scrub and clean you, 0 We'll align your wheels. We'll do everything thafs needed. DON'T DRIVE WITH YOUR FINGERS CROSSED I Cone in today A WINTER of hard going can put a dent in any muffler. We'll take a look and see. Maybe you can hear yours clatter. Maybe it's already rusted through, and making noise. Get a new one if you need it, save money in the end. Don't let muffler trouble spoil your holiday. !Richland Motor Co RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA 24-HOUR WRECKER SERVICE

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