The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana on January 8, 1944 · 2
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The Richland Beacon-News from Rayville, Louisiana · 2

Rayville, Louisiana
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Saturday, January 8, 1944
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THE RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS, RAYVILLE, LA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th, 1944. 0 IEtrl)lan& learou-Nefos H. A. MANGHAM EDITOR AND BUSINESS MANAGER Entered at the Postoffice at Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana as Second-Class Mall Matter, under Act of March 3. 1879. OFFICIAL JOURNAL: Police Jury, Parish of Richland; School Board, I'arlsh of Richland; Tensas Basin Levee Board; Town of Rayville; Town of Mangham. LOUISIANA jM NATIONAL PRESS iTORIAL PATTERN FOR VICTORY Buck Moves On By RICHARD II. WILKINSON Associated Newspapers WNU Features. Tremendous need for food, feed and fiber to meet conditions in this crucial war year will require maximum production on the nation's farms. That the farmers of Louisiana will do their part in the huge task goes without saying. As a matter of fact, the same is true of agriculture throughout the United States. There will be no attempt to sabotage the war program by withholding a fraction of essential effort. No matter what may be the attitude of those industrial workers who threaten the hope of victory by demanding satisfaction of their own selfish interests first, the farmer will carry on. He has done it before ; he will do it again. Farmers of Louisiana have already indicated their readi ness to assume the responsibility of bearing their share of the burden. In each of the parishes, food production- goals have been adopted, in most instances with definite increases established as the objective. The farmers realize the needs are such that every crop acre and every farming facility should be put to its most productive use. This means cropping a larger total acreage than in 1943,and balancing production to obtain the maximum in food nutrients and fibers from available resources according to our needs. It also means avoiding soil destroying practices which would jeopardize the chances for continued high production in years immediately following. In other words, Louisiana farmers plan to bring the utmost efficiency to bear in their farming operations throughout this year. It must be so, otherwise they would be unable to reach the goals they have set for themselves. One of the most pressing problems this year will be to adjust livestock to the prospective supplies of feed. This adjustment will result in a high level of meat production for 1944 and a somewhat lower level in 1945, but still far above pre-war years. According to the War Food Administration, it will be advisable for livestock and poultry producers to grow as 'much as possible of their feed requirements and to grow high-yielding feed crops. The farmers have approached their task realistically. They do not intend to squander their efforts with no promise of a legitimate return in products of the soil. They may not grow peanuts and soybeans in those areas not adaptable to production, which is eminently right. On the other hand, they plan bigger and better crops where possibilities are favorable. Thus, there will be more Irish and sweet potatoes, more eggs arid.Jpoultry'arid at least as much milk as that of last year. ?There will be more hogs and sheep produced this year.. As for 'V6tables, both in commercial truck crops and Victory gardens,, the prospect is for a greater volume than ever, in spite of the fact that last year production was the greatest in the history of the state. With weather and other essential conditions fairly normal, there need be no fear that Louisiana farmers will fail to make their momentous contribution to victory in 1944. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Beacon-News is authorized to announce the following candidates for the offices indicated, to be voted on in the Democratic primary election of January 18th: GET FERTILIZERS NOW It is expected that the total supplies of fertilizers available for food production this year will be larger than any previous year. The nitrogen supply is expected to be consid erably larger and there will be a good increase in the amount of superphosphate available. Supplies of potash, however, will be slightly smaller than last year. Fertilizer manufacturers have been busy producing supplies for the spring demand. Because storage bins are now full and delaying the manufacture of further materials, farmers are urged to buy their supplies at once and take immediate delivery. This will help relieve the situation considerably. Unless Louisiana farmers get their supplies now they may have difficulty when the spring rush develops. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS CHANGE The trend toward national self-sufficiency of other nations in the production of agricultural products has caused a steady decline in the amount of agricultural commodities exported from this country. In 1932, 41.7 per cent of all exports from this country were agricultural products. By 1940 this figure had dropped to 8.8 per cent. Agricultural imports, making up 52 per cent of all imports, have held steady for the past 30 years, largely because the imports consist of commodities not widely produced in this country or of crops which we do not produce at all. The main agricultural imports have been rubber, sugar, coffee, jute, spices and various other products. SUFFICIENT MEAT About 67 per cent of the total supplies of meat available in 1944 has been allocated to civilians of the nation, according to government reports. This allocation will allow about the same per capita civilian meat consumption in 1944 as in 1943. Military and war services are to get about 17 per cent of the total supply and our allies and other nations about 12 per cent. The remaining 4 per cent is set aside as an emergency reserve. The present consumption of meat is approximately 132 pounds per person per year, which is above the pre-war average of 126 pounds. While these figures indicate a sufficient supply of meat for civilian use, it does not mean that persons will be able to secure all of the particular cuts of meat which they prefer- Louisiana farmers are now making the biggest contribution to the national meat supply that they have ever made. EDITOR RECEIVES LETTER FROM PFC. ID3NRY PIULLIPS of Somewhere in New Guinea, December 27, 1943. Dear Mr. Mangham and friends Richland parish: Thought I would drop you all a few lines to let you know I am not in the States now. Hope these few lines will find you all and my family doing well. As for myself, I am doing just fine, to be in another part of the world. Most of the soldiers that took training in Louisiana don't like the swamps, but I had much rather be In the swamps than in the hot jungles. It's been over two months since I got the Beacon-News, and I sure have missed it, too. I hope it won't be long before I get a copy, because it's nothing like the home town paper, when you are far away from home . I bet it is plenty cold in Louisiana now. It's pretty hot around here. Well, I will close for this time, hoping and praying that this war will be over soon, so we guys can go back to our families and wives. So long, folks, hope to see you all soon. From a friend, " PFC. HENRY PHILLIPS iilTELL, Buck," Boss Killian said, "it looks like you ain't so smart as you thought you was."; Buck Jennifer, taU, lean, sun-' tanned, looked leveUy at the owner of the Bar 10 cattle spread. A month ago he had come here in response to an urgent plea by Killian to the Cattlemen's Association, boasting that within a fortnight he could rid the range of the rustlers who had been conducting profitable operations at the Bar 10's expense. "I guess," he admitted, "I ain't got no room for argument, Mr. Killian. Still, I'd like another whack at it. Give me one more 'week, at my own expense." Boss Killian gestured elaborately. "What can I lose? Go ahead. If you fail, I dunno what I'U do. If you succeed, there's a thousand in it for vou on the line." Buck rode into fte town of Sun-; scorch that evening and headed for the Sagebrush saloon. He had no definite plans in mind for the forth-. coming week, and it occurred to him that brooding about the situa tion for an hour or two over a shot, of red eye might at least temporarily ease his tense nerves. ; He was hoisting his second one when someone tapped him on the shoulder. It was Luke Cross, the big foreman of the Triangle Slash. "H'yuh, Buck!" Cross cast a furtive glance about the room. "Listen, I got a tip. There's a big raid planned tomorrow night on Bar 10 cattle down on the south range. Don't thank me. My outfit's been losing so much stuff the old man's ready to hand me my papers. Anything you can do will be considered a personal favor. If you need any help, sing out." "I won't." Buck set his glass down carefully. "But thanks anyhow, Luke. Have a drink?" The next afternoon Buck selected nine of the Bar 10's best men and headed for the south range. Toward dusk they reached a likely camp ing ground, close by the cattle, and built a fire. One of them put water' on to boil and began slicing bacon. "We'U keep guard in shifts of three," Buck told the cowboys. "At the first sign of anything wrong, cut loose with your six guns. Maybe there's nothing to this tip, but we can't afford to take chances." His voice sounded confident and author itative, but that was far from how he felt. He was stiU puzzled and suspicious. Just before midnight, with the moon hanging above the western, horizon, the alarm came. The sharp report of a six-shooter cut the night silence. It was followed by another and then another. Buck sprang from his blankets, reaching for his smoke-pole, and the cowboys not on guard did likewise. In the dim light. Buck made out a group of bunched riders, heard, above the chattering of "guns, the lowing of cattle, and rumble of thir hooves. Seconds later the situation became apparent. Three rustlers had attempted to start the herd moving and had been discovered by the cowboys on guard. The trio were now cutting across some open country in full flight. Buck didn't like it. . Why were the rustlers sticking to the open? Why were f ey cutting back and forth, pausing occasionaUy to attempt beating off pursuit when the odds were so great against them? Presently the trio fled toward a butte. Buck and his riders, yeUing and shooting, followed. The moment, however, that the butte had obscured them from view of the camp, he called a halt. They returned quietly, bunched together. And the instant they rounded the butte an astonishing sight met their eyes. A half dozen riders were skillfully hazing the cattle off in the opposite direction. "Come on!" Buck-cried hoarsely. "Let's get 'em." He set spurs to his own mount, leading the chase. There was a new grimness in his face, for. he had perceived among those half dozen riders one that was big and tall, a familiar figure in every detail. The rustlers, taken completely by surprise, were unprepared. They turned when the alarm was finaUy sounded, but too late. Between them and safety was the slowly moving herd of cattle. Six guns blazed and roared. Men cursed and yelled. Above it aU, adding more confusion, was the thunder of a thousand hooves of cattle. Buck singled out the tall form of Luke Cross and rode directly at him. "Well, Luke, the jig's up. You got one chance, and that is to get me afore I get you." Luke grabbed at the one chance, but his shot went wild. He slumped in his saddle, then tumbled to the ground, clutching at his chest whtre Buck's bullet had torn a gaping hole. Boss Killian slammed a hand on his desk. "Buck, I owe you an apology. You did it and made a complete job. How about hanging around here as foreman of the Bar 10?" Buck shook his head, smiling now. "Thanks, Boss, but it looks to me like -things would be pretty tame in this vicinity from now on. I crave excitement, so I reckon I'll be taking my thousand bucks and moving on." FOR STATE SENATOR 32nd Senatorial District DR. RALPH E. KING DR. C. C. THOMPSON MR. CHARLIE GRAYSON FOR REPRESENTATIVE Richland Parish MR. JODIE B. SMITH MR. W. H. EDDINS MISS BESSIE NOBLE MR. W. O. CHAPMAN MR. C. W. SOREY FOR SHERIFF Richland Parish MR. R. B. REGION MR. W. OLIVER BOUGHTON MR. J. FOSTER JONES MR. EDGAR DUNCAN MR. LAS LEY J. DOWNES MR. FOR ASSESSOR Richland Parish C. H. (DAYGO) WILLIAMS MR. W. M. HALLACK POLICE JUROR OF WARD ONE MR. FRANK McEACHARN MR. ROY SNIDER MR. COMBS M. COPES MR. PLEZ McCANDLISH MR. J. T. NEWTON, SR. MR. REX MIKELL AMERICAN HEROES BY LbrF I Scouting by 30 Italian bark, Evans B wounded by I bark to our I For this he Evans' escape Carrots should be scraped gently not peeled. Average carrot waste is estimated at 37 per cent, hulf of which could be saved. foot in Tunisia, Pfc. Charles II. Evans was captured lfantrymen and marched to the rear. A bayonet at his hirled, disarmed his guard, and escaped. AIiIioukIi fie fire, he hid in cactus patch till nightfall, slipped forces with valuable information picked up as a prisoner. pars the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Celebrate rith another War Bond. U. S. J rtcuvry Department POLICE JUROR OF WARD TWO MR. DEWEY E. McKNIGHT MR. W. H. LINTON. JR. MR. LAWS ON B. RATCLIFF MR. E. S. SUMMERS MR. HENRY O. SMITH POLICE JUROR OF WARD THREE MR. E. J. WOOD MR. A. M. ROBINSON MR. R. E. HARDWICK police juror of ward four mr. joe l. Mcdonald mr. will w. smith mr. sidney l. crawford HARRY D. ADCOCK PROMOTED TO GRADE OF SERGEANT The promotion of Harry D. Adcock. Route 1, Rayville, from the grade of corporal to sergeant was announced recently "somewhere in England" by the commanding general of the U. S. Eighth Fighter Command. Adcock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Adcock of Route 1, Rayville. He is a graduate of the Rayville high school. He is now working as an administrative clerk in an Eighth AAF Thunderbolt Service Squadron. o SUPPER "I UNDERSTAND" Guadalcanal (Delayed) POLICE JUROR OF WARD FIVE MR. M. M. VALENTINE MR. LOUIS G. EVANS MR. CHARLES L. ELLINGTON MR. W. KLINE POLICE JUROR OF WARD SEVEN MR. R. E. WALTERS . MR. H. L. MURRAY AGRICULTURAL NOTES get and COMBINE SCARCE AND PLENTIFUL FOODS If meat, eggs, fish and milk scarcer, you can stretch them spread their flavor by combining them with the more plentiful cereals and potatoes. Nutritionists advise that they make ideal,' nutritious one-dish meals. . Recipes are available in modern cook books, or they may be obtained from your home demonstration agent. It takes resourcefulness and ingenuity to get together nutritious and inexpensive meals. Mr. and Mrs. Mason McEnery, of Oak Ridge, entertained January 4th for Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spencer, Betty Faye Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Garland, Mrs. Lonnie Robinson and son, Hugh, with a delightful supper. After supper was served very interesting things such as grass skirts, a Jap diary, a blanket made of wood, picture book from Iceland, Hawaiian beads, Jap cartridge, Hawaiian paper money and beads that were used for money, and many other interesting things were displayed. Mr. McEnery's brother, Ens. E. B. McEnery, brought these things home from New Cale donia, Wake Island, the Solomons New Guinea, Iceland and many other Islands. XXX to GET PAID FOR LIMING YOLT. LAND Now is the time to apply lime your land. The Triple A will make payment up to five times the regular farm allowance made for liming soils. Any farmer can get paid $150 for applying lime. Better order yours now. The Triple A can help you get the material with no cash outlay and withhold the cost from payments you will earn by liming your land. DON'T GRAZE OATS AFTER MARCH 1 Oats should not be grazed later than March 1, and preferably not later than February 15. Oats should not be grazed when the ground is too wet, and should never be overgrazed. Grazing will cause a slight delay in maturity and a lower yield. When grazed, a top dressing of nitrate is most necessary. Nitrate is essential and necessary in all cases except when the soil Is extra rich. Consult your county agent for additional information. o LETTER FROM SERGEANT ROBERT HADDOX RAYVILLE VICTORY 4-1 1 CLUB We called the meeting to order and asked for the reports that were not handed in. A few paid their dues. We hours I get stand? 7 The following letter was clipped from another paper by one of our i readers and we were asked to repro duce it for the benefit of our readers: "Dear Family: It is nice to hear from you after such a long period of time, but it is unpleasant to learn of your changed condition of living, which I can read-, ily understand from the change of my own conditions. It is too bad that you are limited in the use of your automobile. I know how it is to walk through miles and miles of jungle. So I understand. It is too bad to have your choice of food limited. I have experienced this, too, except there is no choice here. So I understand. "It is too bad that Willie has to work so many hours a day at the defense plant. I have to work night as well as day at our defense plant. So I understand. "It is too bad that Willie has such little time for amusement, I am deprived of amusement, too, so I understand. "It is too bad that you have to wait in the rain for transportation. I have to wait in the rain on post and my transportation and my destination is uncertain too. So I understand. "It is too bad you are being paid so little for working so hard. I get only a fraction of your pay. So I understand. "Winning this war is hard on all of us. You work long hours and so do I. So I understand. But during these I get shot at. Do you under- sang "I'm On the 4-ii Trail." Mis3 Mary Ella Sims checked the roll to see how many were present. Mr. Hathorn told us that the 4-H Club was going to have a war bond drive. The 4-H club is going to try to sell enough war bonds to buy a liberty ship. Mis3 Sims explained about the health project. Miss Sims explained the garden contest featured by Sears Roebuck & Company of Monroe. Five girls plan to enter the contest. REPORTER " MANGHAM JUNIOR 4-H CLUB "Your loving son, "BILL" o Lt. Davis Waybur of Piedmont, Calif., a 24-year- old former grocery clerk and ranch hand, has been awarded the highest American decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor, for stopping a German tank in Sicily with an Army Ordnance caliber .45 sub-machine gun. WHEN Tins WAR IS OVER December 13, 1943 Dear Mr. Mangham: I am . writing you in reference- to my paper, which I have not received in over two months. It is mostly my fault but I have another address to which my paper will have to be sent to me here in England. My correct address will be at the end of this letter. There are a couple of men from there I would like to look up. Captain Coenen and Captain Rowan, you know the cotton buyer that used to be there. I am doing fine, sure miss the paper from home. If I could get the copies from October on would sure help- a lot. Thanking you very much, and hoping to hear from you soon. Sincerely, - " - HADDOX The Mangham Junior 4-H Club held its regular meeting January 4th. The meeting was called to order and the minutes of the last meeting were read. We sang a song and said the pledge. We were glad to have with us Miss Earline Gandy, who made an interesting talk. Then Miss Sims and Mr. Hathorn talked to us. REPORTER ; o American infantrymen are finding the ; Army Ordnance rifle grenade a handy battle tool. One rifle company in Sicily stopped six enemy tanks with these iron pineapples. In the South Pacific, Army Ordnance rifle grenades (used mainly against enemy positions) neatly filled the range between the hand grenade and the 60-mm mortar. Previously fired only from the old Springfield, the Army Ordnance rifle grenade has now been fitted for firing with the Gar and and the carbine. o . FOUND Lady's black glove for left hand. Owner call at this office. Home-makers can, take a tip from Navy cooks on soup making. They let soups cool after cooking so that the fat will rise. When it has hardened, they remove it and reheat the soup for serving.. When the fat can no longer be used for cooking, it is turned in for glycerine. Double dividends in lemon juice are the reward when the lemon is warmed up a few minutes before using. A good way is to cover it with warm water and let it steep for a few minutes before it is squeezed. LETTER FROM SOLDIER North Africa, Nov. 28, 1943. Dear Mother and family, Til drop you all a few lines, hoping this will find you doing just fine. As for myself I am o. k. Yes, I really had a good Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, cake, pie and such. It looks like we will be home by this time next year. The war is going good. Yes, it J is iiKe good Louisiana here, raining and cool at night. Well, Til ring off and write the boys. Love, THURMAN FOn SALE One Burroughs ADDING MACHINE Two 312-ft. Glass SHOW CASES WESTERN AUTO Associate Store Rayville, La. , By Pfc Robert L. Jones We dream about the loved ones back homo When the war is over. A little church where mother prays, And where our dear ones meet to worship. Where we will find a kind hearted welcome. When the war is over. On the long march, our minds revert to home; To little children playing by the wayside; To vestures of a green lawn; To home with its big red roof. Our babies playing in a pile of sand. Our fathers fought for other joys; For babies far away; Risking their lives that other boys May live to see a better day. When the war is over; We pray, as we meet the miles. Our Joys will not be dim; When upon the world we smile, Twill smile right back again. When the war is over. Home means to him. who has a home, The dearest thing this wide world over; A vision of the peace to come When the war is over. Our Great America ik JSylfym li iw .---.... - -rK- : A--- I - v.-TS ir Ai-T a A. Z?JZ T m g JTT aaMfanjaanagf VWV Jfc. Jt- " h AlcVSI OF "THE IO IO 20 AAILUOnI ClIPiS-WAS TPeEe oSfOEAOl VABJ AMERICANS COME FROM OR TReE-NlATe.TE CO FROM BIG- TIMBER' FORESTS ARE CHlEFtV LtTTP FROM PLACES WHERE. yOUWS TREE'S ARE TOO OVER-CROWDED TO SORVIV-. Jl llFE JAlfrriOOlPPEP VWTW A CDLCPED eye welp we uvtrS of American at 6EA.TVE CVE WILL COLO? A 25-FOOT CttXE VJrW A FLUORESCENT Hue ID HH-P AIRPLANE RESCUER'S LOCATE 6A AC7tM6 . TEi I TK mmm TAG VjOOI-DS larsest TeRRAPlS HATCHERY IS tMTHEU.A.. NEAS. BEAUFORT, N-C. I T7 l .1 i ft J Jack is head -over -heels! Ha Las just met the one the only '-the most beautiful girt on earth. And when he isn't telling her so face-to-face, he's using the telephone to ex-press his sentiments at length. Yes, Jack, love's a grand feel-ingl Yet if you're using a par ty line, none of your telephona neighbors can talk while you ore courting. A tied-up lino also helps cause congestion in the central office. It puts an added burden on equipment through which war calls must pass. This equipment can't bo expanded to handle all demands, for telephone material is going to battle instead. So please. Jack, help keep the lines clear for your party line neighbors, the folks of your community, and the people handling vital war business that can't wait. Go to see the lady, and avoid telephoning her. If you do call, please be brief; she'll understand when you tell her why. Souther n BellTeiephooe ADO TELEGRAPH COOlPflOy INOOIPOR AT B O Have Tire Numbers on OUTSIDE For Quick Inspections DAYGO WILLIAMS OPA Inspector STRAYED One horse mule, 5 years old, weight about 850 pounds, brownish buckskin, with dark stripes on withers and shoulders. Last information on this mule, he was north of Rayville near Dabbs Bend, wearing rope halter. Reward for recovery. Notify Z. T. STONE Rayville, La. TIRE INSPECTION We will inspect your tires at all times we are open. NEED A USED TUBE? CLARK TIRE & RUBBER CO. KAYVILLK. LA. Z3BEBSXTM sai-3s f Loan't FtUt. after many yrart at world-wiJe a, aural? naat 1 accepted aa aridaaca I nf ,a(wororjr ata. And farorabla aublia ot'inioo tupporta that of tfct abla phriiciaaa who teat tha vatua ef lJoan'a ander exactinf laboratory condition. Thaaa phrticlar.i. too, approe rrr ord ( advertinnf you read, the nhjartia ef whlofc is onlf to recommend lomn' fiiii a food diuretic treatment foe disorder W taa kidney function and for relief af tka pain aad worry it eauaea. II siort people were aware af lie tka kldaeya muat constantly remove wie that cannot itaf in tba blood witbowt ia jury heal'h, there would be better icratandinf ef why tha whole body suffers whan kldneya la, and diurrtie medica tioa -would be more often employed. Burning acanty or too frequent Hna-tlom ecnetimea warn ef disturbed kidney 'unction You may suffer na(inf back acka. pereUteot headache, attacks of dis-siaeaa, aettinf up nifhts. swellint, pettiness nnder tha eyea feel weak, nereooe. ail played ant. ... Use Von't FtUi. It is better tn re!y aa Medicine that has won world wide aa elaiaa tkaa on something leaa favorably know . Aik yeur neigkbort

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