The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on September 7, 1940 · 5
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 5

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, September 7, 1940
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 1940. LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION OF RAYVILLE AND RICHLAND PARISH PEOPLE THE THREE CONVICTS CAPTURED AT COLUMBIA Mr. Fred Morgan, cashier of the Richland State Bank, is back home at his desk in the bank after a month's vacation in Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Percy T. Abell, of Dallas, Texas, were the guests of Mr. AbeU'3 brother, Mr. A. A. Abell, the past week-end. Mr. G. F. Purvis, Jr., attorney for home after an absence of several weeks spent in Baton Rouge, where she attended summer school and was the guest of her son, Mr. G. F. Purvis, Jr., and in Eunkie where she was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Norman. Mrs. G. F. Purvis, Jr., attorney for the Secretary of State at Baton Rouge, accompanied by his friends, Messrs. Gene Conway and Charles Cason, of Baton Rouge, spent the week-end at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Purvis. o Mrs. A. T. Swindle, of Shreveport, is the guest in the home of Sheriff and Mrs. J. Foster Jones this week. Rayville is the girlhood of Mrs. Swindle who was known as Miss Clarina Hammis. Mrs. T. L. Skinner and Mrs. H. W. Blakeman and sons have returned from a visit to relatives and friends in Leland and Jackson, Miss. o Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kelly, Jr., of Ferriday, Mrs. J. L. Adams, Sr., and Master Jay Adams, of Monroe, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kelly, Sr. Miss Lorine Ratcliff, of Vicksburg, Miss., spent several days this week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Ratcliff. Mrs. W. B. Stoddard and little son, Donald Lane, of Appleby, Texas, are here this week at their old home the geusts of Mrs. Stoddard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Lane. Miss LaValle Calhoun, who is doing social security work in New York City, wants o keep up with home folks, and is among our subscribers to renew this week. We had the honor of a call from Mrs. F. G. Hulse, estimable lady of Delhi, who was over to Rayville on last Wednesday. Bill Christian, who has been at home this week, was a Beacon-News caller last Wednesday. Mrs. D. Bruce, of Rayville Route One, called Thursday to have the parish paper sent to her son, Billy Bruce, who is in the U. S. Army and stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Representative W. O. Noble motored to Baton Rouge last Sunday morning to be present at the unveiling of the statute of the late Senator Huey P. Long. He returned the same day. Miss Minnie Morgan, of West Monroe, has been visiting in Rayville for the past two weeks guest of her daughters, Mrs. B. I. Andrews, Mrs. N. C. Woods and Mrs. W. W. Kelly. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kelly, Jr., of Ferriday, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kelly. Sr, last week-end. Mrs. Irma Buie, who has made her home in New Orleans for a number of years, returned last Wednesday to her girlhood home in Rayville, and is now with her sister, Mrs. E. M. Treve- vant, in the old parental home. iLJ -. ih- v - 4 ' i f - -- - .Z " - , r ,t " , t- - i My i,v--"- i - ; 4-- . , -t- . 1 "V . l ."-? -i ' ' - --;:;. " J ,J J - ' - - t - - , s' - X , , ? ft v ::. i- s s x ? PRO FESSIONAL CARDS W. A. COOPER Attorney at Law Office in City Hall Ray'Ule. La. W. 13. COTTON Attorney at Law Rayville, La. Office Opposite Court House IL P. CORRT, I). D. S. Dentist Office: McLemore Building T. J. COEXEX, JR. Attorney Notary Public Office north of Court House Fire and Automobile Insurance JODIE XV. STOUT Attorney at Law Delhi, Louisiana Here are the three convicts who were caytured Wednesday morning in the swamp near Columbia, La., by police, armed citizens and trusty guards of Angola penitentiary of Louisiana. They still held Gladys Diamond and Gerry Harrigill when captured. The men were identified as William Landers, Bill Heard, 34, and Bill Me-Harg, 24. . We had a call from Mr. M. M. "Valentine, planter of Ward Five, while he was in town on last Monday. Harry Eubanks, son of Mr. and Mrs J. A. Eubanks, and Nidelco Velchoff, 1 16th. son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Velchoff, both of Rayville, have gone to Chilli-cothe. Mo., where they enrolled August 30 for the commercial course at the Chillicothe Business College. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Hargis and little daughter. Patsy, returned home last Sunday after a pleasant summer vacation in Grey Eagle, Minn. Mr. Hargis says that he feels fine and will be ready for the opening of the Rayville school, of which he is principal, on the Mr. and Mrs. Billie Hill and son, Billie Hill, Jr., of Easton, Maryland, are the guests of Mrs. J. C. Sartor and other members of the family. They were accompanied home by Master Jimmie Sartor, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hill for several weeks. Mrs. N. D. Harrel, of Lewisville, Ark., was the guest of her sisters, Mesdames J. C. Sartor, Lalia Crawford and Aggie Peebles, the latter part of the week. Mr. W. B. Myrick, with the Department of Labor at Baton Rouge, was at home in Girard for the past week-end and was over to Rayville several times greeting friends. We had the pleasure of a call from our very good friend. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sharp and daughter, Bettie June, and son, Donald, are vacationing on the Gulf Coast, at Bi-loxi, Miss., this week. A card from June reports a pleasant time for himself and his family. Mr. R. B. Region, of Delhi, was over to Rayville last Tuesday and called to renew while in town. CHEVROLET'S argain&ox 34 V-8 Coupe B Model Pickup (Motor overhauled) '36 Ford Pickup . $65.00 $165.00 $265.00 (Motor overhauled) 39 Chevrolet Town Sedan $195.00 White Tires Radio Seat Covers Don't Crowd Your Luck .... DRIVE CAREFULLY! Courtesy Chevrolet Company RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA Mr. Forrest Gaines, with the School of Health and Physical Education of the Louisiana State University, left Thursday for Baton Rouge to resume his work for the 1940-41 session. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Benton, of Vally Park, Miss., announce the birth of twin boys, born to them August 30 at the Vicksburg sanitarium, Vicksburg, Miss., Mrs. Benton will be af-fectionally remembered here as Miss Irma Eubanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Eubanks. The two little sons were given the names of David Eubanks and Thomas Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Eubanks and little son, H. T., of New Orleans, who visited Mr. Eubanks' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Eubanks, last week-end accompanied them with Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Eubanks to Vicksburg last Sunday to visit Mrs. Benton and the twin babies. Good News for Women Every day women are finding: their headaches, nervousness, cramp-like pains, other symptoms of functional dysmenorrhea due to malnutrition are helped by CARDUX Main way it usually helps is by increasing-appetite and flow of gastric juice; so aiding; digestion, helping build up users- Periodic distress is also eased for many who take CARDUI a few days before and during "the time." Women have used CARDUI for more than 50 years I YOUR WIFE Will agree that it is very wise for you to have sufficient Hartford automobile insurance. If she doesn't tell you that it pays for itself in peace of mind we're mistaken. But we know we're not! Call on us anytime for advice about the proper insurance for your car. John C. Morris Phones 102 and 106 RAYVILLE Mrs. George Purvis and little son, George, Jr., visited Dr. Purvis's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Purvis, of Tchula, Miss., the first of the week. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Purvis and her sister, Mrs. Leslie Johnson, of Lexington, Miss., who are visiting Dr. and Mrs. Purvis and other relatives at this time. o CARD OF THANKS With grateful hearts we wish to express our deepest apreciation to our hundreds of friends who came so nobly and so bravely to our aid in the fine rescue work which gave back to us our children kidnaped by convicts on last Monday evening. No finer or more courageous spirit was ever manifested by devoted and loyal friends; and the confidence we had in you through all the trying hours helped to bear us up under the terrible burden. We can never forget the willingness, yes, eagerness, with which you risked your lives that we might reclaim our darling children. Love and sympathy seemed to banish fear and thought of self, and the happy reunion with our children is the result of magnificent work which could have been inspired by nothing but nobility and sympathetic love. To all who patrolled the highways and the fields and forests, to those who prepared and sent to the scene of the manhunt refreshment and food for the possees. to those who remained with us to comfort and minister to us, to all the state and parish officers and citizens and friends generally who gave assistance of every kind, we again and again thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May God richly endow you with His choicest blessings is our humble prayer. MR. AND MRS. BLAKE HARRIGILL, MR. AND MRS. R. S. DIAMOND, MR. AND MRS. C. H. WILLIAMS. METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY The Methodist Missionary Society will hold the regular business meeting Monday, September 9, at 3 o'clock. Immediately after the committee on study for the new "Set up" will meet. This committee named by Bro. Reed is as follows: Mesdames M. A. Cooper, E. E. StodghilL H. W. Blakeman, J. T. Thompson, Pat Earle, E. F. Justice, Foster Johnson, J. E. Sartor and W. L. Haley. These plans for Charter meeting of the Society if Christian Service will be made at this committee meeting. The Charter meeting will be Monday, September 16th, at 3 o'clock and it is desired that every Methodist woman will make plans to attend this Charter meeting. CLUB PRESIDENT. START NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sparks, of Rus-ton, were recent visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. Houston Taylor. Mrs. Sparks will be remembered as Miss Nobie Taylor. Mrs. Milton Nichols, of Arcadia, are spending the week with her brotfaer- Thanksgriving Service At Baptist Church Sunday Evening A community thanksgiving service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Rayville on Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, to return thanks and sing praises for the deliverance of the two girls, Voncille Williams and Gladys Diamond, and one boy, Gerry Harrigill, of Rayville who were kidnaped by Arkansas convicts on Monday evening and rescued unharmed near Columbia on Wednesday morning, on Wednesday morning. The happy outcome of this distres sing event which caused such grave concern and profound anguish on the part of the parents of the kidnaped children and the friends generally is recognized as an answer to fervent prayers on the lips of hundreds during the perilous hours of the search. Dr. John H. Hooks, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rayville, will preside at the service, and all citizens and all denominations are cordially in vited to come and return grateful thanks to God who saw that no harm came to the girls and boy who are now happy and safe in the bosom of their families. o Kidnaped Victims To Appear On "We, The People" Program LIST OF COMMISSIONERS AND DEPUTIES FOR PRIMARY ELECTION SEPTEMBER TENTH The Rayville girls, Gladys Diamond and Voncille Williams, and boy, Gerry Harrigill, who were kidnaped by escaped convicts from the Arkansas penitentiary at Cummins, Ark., will appear on the "We, the People" program of the Columbia Broadcasting System, in New York City, on Tuesday night at 7 o'clock Central Standard Time. They will be chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Dent Brown, and the party will leave Jackson, Miss., for New York City Monday morning by airplane. Friends of these young people will tune in next Tuesday at 7 p. m., to hear them relate to the radio audience of the United States their thrilling and hazardous experience during the 36 hours they were in the hands of six of the country's most desperate criminals. W. D. Cotton Named For Speaker For Roosevelt SHREVEPORT. La... Sept. 5. Frank J. Looney, chairman of the State Central Democratic Committee, announced Thursday that he had recommended to the National Democratic Committee the names of several Louis-ianians for speakers in the presidential campaign. The list was submitted at the request of the national committee. Those recommended are Governor Sam Jones, Attorney General Eugene Stanley, Vance Plauche, Lake Charles, unopposed congressional candidate from the seventh district; Philo Coco, Marksville; Percy L. Garrott, Shreveport attorney; State Senator W. D. Cotton, Rayville; Vincent Mouser, attorney, Columbia; State Representative Frank Stich, New Orleans; James B. Aswell, Natchitoches, candidate for Congress, and State Representative Theo Cangelosi, Baton Rouge. in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Robinson. Mrs. A. M. Robinson sponsored a miscellanious shower in her home on Wednesday for Mrs. Freddie Taylor. Those present were Mesdames: Lessie Gough, Velma Arant, Walter Garner, L. H. Taylor, G. H. Taylor, Rena De-Moss, Ed Roark, R. B. McGowen, Nomie Robinson, Louise Robinson, James Bracknell, Joyce Smith, Eunice Eppinette, S. L. Eppinette, Freddie Taylor, A. M. Robinson and Miss Valeria Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Taylor and family motored to Tullas, La., on last Sunday visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Porter and Mr. and Mrs. Verne Smith.; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Johnson and nephews, Edwin and Huey Middleton, were musical entertainers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Robinson last Friday night. A gay time was enjoyed by approximately seventy-five persons. Mrs. R. B. McGowen left this week for Shreveport where she will undergo special treatment from Dr. Edwards. All her relatives and friends wish her much success. Mrs. Minnie Watts and Mrs. Sarah Curry have been on the sick list for the past two weeks. The following is the list of commissioners and deputies to serve at the primary election, to be held in Richland Parish, on Tuesday, September 10, 1940, as drawn by the Democratic Executive Committtee of Richland Par ish, on August 21st, 1940: Ward 1, precinct 1, Delhi: Ben Chapman, commissioner; George Cason, deputy. Ward 1, precinct 2, Dunn: Mrs. T. C. Grafton, commissioner; Leon Travis, Deputy. Ward 1, precinct 3, Warden: W. A. Southall, commissioner; Wm. Copes, deputy. Ward 2, precinct 1. court house, Rayville: Mrs. Ben I. Andrews, C. S. Ay-cock, Raymond Bolton, Lawrence Himel, John McCarthy, Commissioners; J. W. Darsey, deputy. Ward 2, precinct 2, Holly Ridge: J E. Cochran, J. C. Gresham. Fred Gwin. J. G. Higgs, J. M. Shamblin, Commissioners; Jesse Stephens, deputy. Ward 2, precinct 3, Byrd's. store: Bell Gallman, Bill Gilly, L. L. Hale, M. L. Hendrix, Dewey McKnight, commissioners; P. L. Gwin, deputy. Ward 2, precinct 4. Spillyard's store: C. V. Branch, O. E. Caston, R. W. Ruff, Bob Stokes, commissioners; M. M. Aycock, Jr., deputy. Ward 2, precinct 5, Dixie Service Station: Ross Cannon, Joe Ineichen, Mrs. Ed Justice, Eugene Spiers, Herbert Sorey, commissioners; Watson Fife, deputy. Ward 2, precinct 6, Rayville grammar school: Mrs. Dave Burk, C. W. Gaines, Ben Pipes, Nellie Silk Smith,! commissioners; G. H. Greer, deputy. Ward 3, precinct 1, Girard. Louise Johnson, commissioner; Jack Frazier, deputy. Ward 3, precinct 2, Start: W. A. Johnson, commissioner; Dan H. Chris tian, deputy. Ward 4. precinct 1, Alto: John A. McCoy, Mrs. J. A. McCoy, Mrs. Aubrey O'Neal, C. W. Pardue, commissioners; P. M. Gaddis, deputy. Ward 4, precinct 2, Archibald: S. H. Free, Mrs. Stella Gowin, Miss Annie B. Hughes, Joe L. McDonald, commissioners; Dawson Free, deputy. Ward 5, precinct 1, Mangham town: W. E. Hixon, commissioner: L. F. Tal-bert, deputy. Ward 5, precinct 2, Mangham country: Bessie Noble, commissioner; M. M. Valentine, deputy. Ward 6, precinct 1, Rhymes: J. R. Geiger, commissioner: H. W. Moore, deputy. Ward 7, precinct 1, Hatch's store: Miss Carrimena Mcintosh. Mrs. W. L. Mcintosh, A. P. Ryan, Mrs. A. P. Ryan, H. D. Thomason, commissioners; B. H. Ford, deputy. Ward 7, precinct 2, Douciere's store: F. E. Douciere, Mrs. J. U. Douciere, George Etier, A. T. Owen, George F. Thomason, commissioners; W. S. Jones, deputy . (Under the present primary election law commissioners can be drawn from names submitted by candidates only. In some wards of the parish only one name was submitted, so only one commissioner waa named.) o Confederate Soldier Dies upstanding Southern gentleman to the end. The Beacon-News joins in offering sympathy and condolence to the members of the bereaved family. o NELSON BEND NEWS Community Picnic Thursday, August 29th, a large crowd gathered at the play center in Nelson Bend with Mrs. Mamie L. Smith, WPA recreation leader, for a day" of social activities and a picnic lunch at the noon hour. This day was really enjoyed by everyone. There was such a good crowd and such a nice picnic lunch and iced tea. Farewell Party August the 29th was the closing day of the Nelson Bend play center and Mrs. Mamie L. Smith, WPA recreation leader, gave a farewell party at the play center. There were several new games played such as "Sissy in the barn" and Play mates." There were about one hundred people present. everyone regrets that the play center is closed. This unit has been of untold value to adults as well as to juniors and pie-school children. This work will be greatly missed by all but due to the closing of the Nelson Bend school it was impossible for this unit to con tinue. The children as well as the adults won't forget how to make all the different pretty things they have been taught by Mrs. Smith. REPORTER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Dr. John II. Hooks, Pastor Sunday School at 10 a. m. B. T. U. at 6:30 p. m. Our pastor will bring to us a message Sunday morning at the eleven o'clock hour that ever Christian needs to hear, "The Holy Partnership." We want to remember that. Each one who has accepted Christ as his Saviour and Lord has been raised to a vastly higher level in life than he ever occupied before. Beautiful baptism is a picture of what has taken place. As one is raised from the watery grave, the very act proclaims to the world that he has been raised from death in trespasses and sins to the new life in Christ. The Christian has been raised from the low level of guilt-consciousness to the high plane of spirtual awareness. The Christian has been raised from the low estate of membership in the family of Satan to the glorious condition of sonship in the family of God through Christ. The child of God has been raised from condemnation to endless death, to the glorious freedom of eternal life. What purpose does God have in all tnia' why nas ne raisea inose wnu have believed on Him? It is not God's will that any Christian life be static. He wants it to b dynamic. The only safe direction for a Christian to walk is forward with Christ. The sixth chapter of Ephosians describes the Christian's armor. There is no piece for the back. Jesus himself said, "No man, having uut his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." In response to those who wish to be His disciples the Master says, "Follow me." In the Great Commission our Lord gives us the command, "Go." So a Christian is raised to walk. This life is a journey, and not a destination, as someone has said. But what is the nature of the Christian's walk- The answer is there. The new birth is the entrance into a new life. The new life of a Christian is within him, and accompanies him where-ever he goes. The new life is Christ Himself and His image is made clearer in the heart of the Christian every day if he is surrendered to the indwelling: Siprit. If one walks in newness of life, he is governed by the loyal law of love in all his relationships. If one yields to Chiist's purposes for his life, he will be governed by the Golden Rule in all of life's affairs. If one walks in newness of life with Christ he is governed by Chiist's standard of moral conduct. If one walks in newness of life he is a witness to all men concerning the Giver of all life. Come and worship with us. ROBINSON COMMUNITY CLUB The Robinson community group met with Mrs. Bob Lively on Wednesday evening, August 28. for a lesson to be followed by the social for the husbands and children. The men gathered on the lawn to plan and discuss home and farm interests and topics from the daily newspaper. The ladies discussed topics from,'Louisiana the Finest." then the men and children were served cake and punch with the ladies acting hostesses. The group enjoyed the get together and suggested having another soon. Mrs. Milton Nichols and children of Arcadia, La., were visitors for this occasion. REPORTER checks COLDS and FEVER first day Headache, SO minute Try "Kub-My-Tism" World Rest Liniment o SS6 Liquid, Tablets Salve, Nose Drops v ' 4 'I Its ' 41 "''' i 1 X - ' i: I ' fit ' ' Vote For Edward L. "Boots deey David Corbin Ker, aged 93 years, a Confederate soldier and retired miner and rancher, of Mangham, died Wednesday night in a Monroe hospital. As ' far as we know Mr. Ker is the last Confederate to reside in Richland parish. Hi3 passing removes our lone guard of that grand body of old soldiers of the Lost Cause. Mr. Ker had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. E. D. Baker, of Mangham, since 1914. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ada Ker, of Mangham; a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Baker, of Mangham; and the following grandchildren: D. C. Ker, West, Texas; II. A. Ker, Hermit, Tex.; Anne Ker, of Long Beach, Calif.; and W. C. Baker, of Mangham. Funeral services were held at the Mangham Methodist church yesterday (Friday) at 1 p. m., with Rev. H. E. McClain officiating. Interment was in the Gwin cemetery of Mangham. Funeral arrangements were In charge of Mulhearn's Funeral Home. The active pallbearers were: F. A. Childress, Barney Mulhern, T. B. Gregory, W. T. Montgomery, Dan McKay and A. C. Branson. Mr. Ker was of the old school of the South, and served in the Confederate Army, and saw some of the hottest fighting in Virginia during that memorable struggle. He was near when General "Stonewall' Jackson was killed, and gave interesting first hand information of this tragedy to the Southern Cause. His stories of the Civil War were related with a rare gift for correctness of detail and narrative power. He was a line conversational-1 ist and his company was eagerly sought. He was a man of probity and honor, and enjoyed the love and affection of everyone who knew him. He was the 1 FOR CONGRE; Fifth Congressional District LET'S SEND A MAN TO CONGRESS WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY AND LABOR! STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES: NATIONAL DEFENSE is of primary importance today due to threats of aggressor nations. Years of experience and study qualify" me to speak on this subject. I advocate: The two greatest navies in the world in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; an army thoroughly equipped and trained in modern warfare, strong enough to destroy all invading armies; the greatest and most modern air force in the world; destruction of all anti-American groups; full cooperation between capital and labor to carry out increased defense needs; and all possible assistance to Great Britain, short of war, provided, first, our own military needs are met. LABOR is entitled to fair hours, adequate pay, better working conditions and federal aid for the unemployed. I have always been a true friend of the laboring man. INDUSTRY deserves fair treatment in order to expand with resulting aid to employment. The Fifh Congressional District is rich in natural resources and suitable for factory locations; therefore, I shall demand our share of military defense expenditures. AGRICULTURE. The soil conservation program should provide an increased acreage allotment for the small farmer based on family needs. I shall promote legislation to sustain a better price for cotton seed. Congress should make it possible for every farmer to own his land and house. FLOOD CONTROL AND DRAINAGE. I am opposed to the use of spillways in this district but favor "cut off" canals and CCC camps to bring about a quick discharge of excess waters and provide better drainage for low fertile lands. OLD AGE AND SOCIAL SECURITY. I favor a minimum $30.00 old age pension with increased federal aid to make this a reality; also larger federal grants for increased assistance to the blind, the disabled and unemployables. 1 Let's Boost "Boots" To Win!

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