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   Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - October 15, 1941, Ruston, Louisiana                                Daily t VOLUME Follow the Leader Cole Circus To Give Second Performance Tonight Large Crowd Attends Matinee Sportingly D by Paul Wade Mauling the Even if you hadnt seen his pic ture a thousandtimes or watched him referee a wrestling it didnt take much hesitation to rec c nize the idol of millions shortly after noon today as he strode across the circus lot to ward his private tent where a couple of amateur reporters were reposed with their pencils and pads ready to give him the once To look at you wouldnt think that the exheavyweight champion was a man with a very nice bank accumulated through a prosperous restaurant in New interests in and personal ap jfe tours throughout the besides his boxing earn he wore a pair of light summerweight set off by a 50cent polo shirt that was trimmed in purple at the neck and and The familiar black hair was slicked back and in one bulging jaw was a chew of his favorite tobacco he doesnt recommend for kids who want to be a Be tween the Maul er an swered questions and discussed business propositions with sev eral of his associate who were around the the two report yours truly and Odell Vallery of The Tech overcame our nervousnessand were able get in a few know who the Mahassa Mauler just ask any school and he ca ntell you Jack Demp sey before you can say izzer all Jack Dempsey has done is stand out through pugilistic history as one of the greatest heavyweights ever to draw on a Hes the star attraction out at the Cole circus which play ed here this afternoon and will give another performance Jack leads the big grand astride Lee Rose a thoroughbed dappled gray and spars a couple of rounds and referees a wrestling match in the For all this strenuous he gets to ride about in his private rail way car which was built for Char les the steel Turn to Last Page Miss Herbert Among Host of Stars Today is circus day The huge brand new Cole Combined Americas Fav orite roared into Ruston early this morning on the Illinois Central railroad from whertfit exhibited yesterday to Tioacity and in an un believably short time the circus grounds at Municipal Airport was cohered with acres of and white At oclock this afternoon and a oclock the army of nearly 400 arenic including Jack the idol of mil lions Florence Senor Juan and Dorothy will present their dazzling galaxy of unprecedented circus sidesplitting didoes and an tics by whole companies of and breathtaking Everything New Everything about the 1941 edi tion of the famous Cole Brothers Combined circus is Gone is the traditional dirty white Big TOP and in its place has come a collection of other beasts and ex with new color scheme shuts out the afternoon light so effectively that the same lighting effects are possible by day as by ingenious lighting ef fects are one of scores of new features presented this Color and action are the key notes of the 1941 Cole Brothers Combined While the tradi tional circus red has been pre served dozens of the wagons and cages sport brilliant and other eyecatching Even the uni forms of attendants are bright 1 Registration In Ward One Lagging Behind Only votes have regis tered in Ward One at the pres ent announces parish compar ed to on the rolls bv this time last Jones is keeping the reg istrars office open on Friday and Saturday each week and urges registration as quickly as Municipal elections in the town of Huston will be held in and registration will close 30 days in ac cordance with the state blue and while color has been allowed to run riot in the caparisoning of the 350 horses and ponies presented in the three rings and on the hippodrome track and in the gorgeous costumes of Tech Students Showing Spirit For Normal Tilt Special Train Will Leave Here at Saturday As the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs continue intensive practice in preparation for their annual battle with the Louisiana State Normal Demons at the State Fair in Shreveport Saturday their supporting cast of some 600 students are falling into line with the spirit of the The customary hurrah which al ways precedes a football game be tween Tech and Normal is sched uled to be climaxed at midnight with a mammoth pep meeting featured by the tradition al burning of a demon in effigy near the mens Special Train chairman of ath has announced that the spe cial train for the game will leave Ruston at ar riving in Shreveport at the special will leave Shreveport at and arrive in Ruston at The roundtrip fare will be and students will be admit ted to the fair and to the game OCTOBER 1M1 STEPS PROGRESS 1 The Believes thj trip to Washington by two Ruston men accomplished anvorthwhile mission aiid they have returned with suggestions about what we can do defense we htjpe every detail will he carried out to the fullest and nothing undone which may accom plish We are afraid riiany times before a wave of j enthusiasm has risen to a only to burst with foam and i i ripples without completely cqwpring its subject or directing j its Ritchie and Kendall have said they believed i an air training center could ten here if land were mafic But land cannot be bought if it goes too high and legal as well as ordinary Impediments put in the They have said methyl alcohol plants were to be built in North Louisiana and that none of tljein had been We can be certain our town will be favorably noticed if we prepare surveys offer them sites and prove to them they can secure the necessary water Supply for processing Both men who visited government offices have repeal1 edly said Ruston is not needed in the aiationl scheme of j things they can do without US they have all the land they j all the water they need plus every of lagniappe to induce them to locate hey will some thing here if we will do as mlich as other This cooperation will pbssibly mean voting a tax to buy moving some old building do1 iiating factory allowing dams to be built in j furnishing rightsofway and even attending committee I meetings hours upon end to lend council and advice to oth ers who have been chosen to make secure petitions and supply We can get what we want if we j want it badly enough and are willing to work constant ly with one purpose In NEA Service PRICE 5 CENTS WAR IN EUROPE A YEAR AGO 1940 for 75 Since it was reported here that j a special train would not be run ss are Natchltoehes to Shreveport through their paces by the worlds for the doubt was ex the outstanding horsemen and horse Miss equestrien ne defies death by racing 17 Palomino horses in one hitch over1 flaming barriers and by taming highspirited plunging From Mexico has come Senor picturesque charro who is as much at home in the saddle of a wildly racing and bucking horse as most people are in the old rocking chairi Aus tralia has sent dainty Miss somersaulting who is appearing for the first time in this Other equine presenta tions include the famous Reif fenach family with Clarence Bruce dextrous riding The performing horses and po nies are on display before and after performances in the brand Turn to Last Page pressed as to whether a large enough group of students from Normal and Tech could be assem bled to make a creditable showing in a parade before the But bom institutions are said to be making plans for colorful presen tations of 10 minutes each be tween halves of the New Band Uniforms The Tech JTames said expecteld ar of newVredandT bluetffm med uniforms in for wear ing byhis 60 musiciansatthe fair coed the Blue will in T and N after which the band boys will form a V and the girls will make the three dots and a dash with the bandsmen arranged in Turn to Last Page Ruston Legion Seeking Men For Navy Mass Enlistment Scheduled in New Orleans Along with other American Le gion units in the Mc Farland Post Ruston Amer ican is cooperating with the United States Navy Recruit ing service in obtaining a number men urgently needed in connection with the naval expan The Ruston post has agreed to secure one or more suitable Re cruits to be enlisted on Navy October Youths from here will be enlisted along with those from other posts at 11 October at Eads foot of Canal in New Comrnander Fred Gray of the local post states that memebrs of the Legion will visit various com rnunities throughoyt the parish in ah effort to interest young men injoining the Both white recruits are it is interested in join ing thisbranch of service is ask ed contact one of the Legion Commander in charge of the Navy Recruit ing New states Many Attend Chamber Report On Washington Kendall and Ritchie Outline Activities In Capital City Almost 100 Ruston citizens at tended the Ruston Chamber of Commerce open meeting Tuesday i night to hear a report by Jack Ritchie and John Ben Kendall on the trip to twhere they went seeking defense industry for the Ritchie fead a day1 By hour by report of their time there and expressed deep appreci ation to the citizens for their sup port in donating money to defray and telegrams sent while He said Congressman Newt and Senator Allen Ellender had given every cooperation they possibly could and secured en trance into offices of important men connected with the program which enabled the local men to give the story of REA Generator The first project reviewed by the men was the REA This plant must be placed in an approximate center1 of the rural power lines and be near a water Ritchie said two large generating stations were also to be built in North Louisiana apart Turn to Last Page Turn to Last Page By United Press j The British Admiralty reported a naval engagement with Italian i warships 80 miles of The British cruisei j veteran of the River Plate battle against the Graf sunk two Italian and damaged j The Luftwaffe bombed the heart of London as the climax of 2 hours of steady hammering inflicted many casualties in the city and surrounding Berlin began the evaecuation of i Greece called up the second half of the 1940 class of cnmrripts for regular j i Expected To See Cats Play Winnfield Garrett Wondering Where to Put Fans Team Has Color Theyre wondering out at Rus ton high school where to put fans expected to see the Bearcats play Winnfield here Friday night in the first Northeast district Class Aj contest for the j Athletic Director and Head j Coach Hoss Garrett says that he expects nearly spec tators at Friday nights encoun several hundred more than the number that witnessed the tri umph over 1iomcr here last At the latter funs filled ev ery available scat in the west side stadium and the cast side bleach ers and many stood in the aisles and behind the end Reason for Interest The reason for this sudden in terest in Ruston high school foot ball is that Garrett and his assist Buster have taken a group of tinymiles and worked out a style of play that not only gets winning results but provides plen ty of thrills for the Although undefeated after play ing opponents from all the Cats will be appearing in their first district tilt against a team that has already won its Northeast opener with Running from a modified T for the invading Tigers are expected to present plenty of flash ball handling Jones and Linor Ready With his injured which was good enough to dazzle the favored healing Dub Hustons sen sational is expected to add more laurels to his campaign for an allstate berth in the bat tle against Recovering his last years allNoilh Louisiana form Earl chubby is being counted on to aid Jones in the ballcarrying di Turn to Last Page Two Downsville Men Killed In AutoTruck Collision On RustonSimsboro Highway Bulldogs Ignoring Record Canines Claim Tougher Opponents In Earlier Games Just becausethey havent won a Some thus far this that doesnt moan Louisiana Techs liulldofis are conceding Louisiana Normal a victory in their annual state fair tussle at Shrevcport Another Critically Injured Driver of Truck Unhurt Two men are dead and another i in the hospital as the result of a headon collision between the au i tomobilo in which they were rid ing and a threeton truck driven by Shellon Larancc of about seven miles from here on High way 80 Tuesday All three occupants of the car were from near Downsville and were returning to Minclen where they have been working at the shell loading Head Coach Joe ed to be an assistant on the Nor mal points out that the j Techmen have met far superior i opponents in games played already i this season than those engaged by the including Louisiana State Texas College of Mines and Mississippi Both and Aub urn trampled the Canines by large while Mississippi Southern scored an upset 19j7 vic In the hardest rainstorm seen at El Paso in a the Bulldogs fought the powerful Texas Muckers to a 00 Tickets Selling Rapidly from the way the tickets are selling here for the tho Tech Canines have a lot of sup porters believing that the De mons victory streak in the fair classic will be In the past three the Normal itcs have walked off the holding the upper Tickets are on sale at Die Vogue and Rus ton hardware for the game and special Coach Aillct is banking heavily upon three freshmen stars to bol ster his reserve Showing up well in the Auburn tussle last weekend were Joe full and Raymond half both of and All three arc firstyear i about died a few minutes after the mishap who us from a chest and other internal according to Cor ioner Thurman j about succumbed at i oclock Tuesday having sus tainecl a fractured skull and brok j en is suf fering severe cuts and body bruis es and is still in the RustonLin coln Larance was in jured only slightly and was dis charged from the Harris clinic after first aid was Turn to Last Page 5 Children Examined At Pan Hellenic Conference Five white children were ex amined Tuesday at the Pan Hel lenic WellChild conference held at the Lincoln parish health Three were given smallpox vac cinations and another innoculated for The examinations were given by Emmett director of the parish health Receptionists included Glen Jnabnett and Faulk representing the Pan Hellenic and Kavanaugh of the Amer ican Legion An eyewitness to the collision told Coroner Bennett that the au i tomobile in which the three men were riding attempted to pass an other car and was met headon by j the truck which was loaded with lumber and coming toward Hus The mishap occurred on a curve just this side of Funeral services were held at 3 oclock this afternoon for Rugg at and at 5 for Perdue at Ruggs Around the Corner They had a little trouble finding enough track to put the circus train on but everything finally settled down and folks at tended this afternoon say the show is really Theres another performance at 8 Drop by over at Tech and see the dummy that the cheerleaders have rigged up on the We hope those guards can keep it from being stolen this Those peach blossoms on the tree in front of Miss Helen Wood ards house are a sight to All the taxi drivers are doing good business driving folks to the circus grounds for 15 Weve seen plenty of sporty clothes on the college students in past but its something new to see the various types of sporty cars they have assembled to do their campusology The Day of Day Ruston is the amusement capitol of the nation today as the gigantic Cole Combined one Of tha two biggest in the whole threering railroad shows here for thrilling performances at JU30 end 9 nu at the Municipal Here a few imaginative shots of what Ruston today the great itinerant pity of people and scores of tents set up for he a trained stake gang of working in perfecl pound in of thf stakes used to Hold down the spectacular cobalt starspangled big one pf the tents ever Second from the atypical American and gate with interest and fascination at the everchanging WMQitmt of animation and activity as the hundreds of trained workmen perform thtlr intricate duties tstaWUhing maglp pity for a Second from top one of the harnessbroken sebras presented by the Cole Brothers Combined circus for the first time in U led from one of the mammoth tlfootlong livestock pars school or no thwt wsf pitnty of boy power at Municipal Airport to help spread the beautiful cobalt canvas of the big top and to perform other important exchange for free tho fivftandeahalfton sunvchtwing matriarch of tht greet herds of performing elephants presanted by the Cola Combined u chewy morsel from a young   

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