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   Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - May 12, 1953, Ruston, Louisiana                                LIBRARY OUISI1NS ST 53 Follow T he Leader May 19b3 Price Five Cents 2 Valedictorians To Speak May 22 From RHS Chatterbox Clad in maroon caps and 98 seniors will line up at 8 on the night of May 22 for the Commencement exer This is one of the largest classes to graduate from since when 133 received Joanne will speak on the meaning of Valedictorians Dawn Wesson and Marvin Green will speak on responsibilities of youth in preserving A group senior girls will sing High Upon a Hilltop by and a mixed ensemble of seniors will sing Homeland by The band will play Pomp and Circumstance by El Ear as the processional and March Tannhauser by Wagner as the Morrell parish will present the diplomas to the 98 seniors and Han chey will make other Presby terian will preach the Baccalaureate address Sunday May at in the The choir will sing Love ly Appear from the oratorio The Redemption by with Virginia Lott as soprano so and The Lords For the processional the band will play Coronation March by Mey erbeer and Mendelssohns War March of the Priests as the re The gift of the 1953 Senior Class to the school will be an oil portrait of wh6 retired last The picture will be hung in the hall near the j The senior trip nas been set for May and 20 at Canev The group will leave Tuesday arriving at in titrie for They will spend the and return on Wednes Two faculty members and a number of parents will accom pany the Benjamin Fallin Dies Early Today Benjamin Lloyd retired farmer and resident of Jackson parish for some 67 died early today at Ruston hospital following an illness of about two Fallin celebrated his 74th birthday on May 7 of this Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Temple Baptist Church of con ducted by pas Interment will follow in Longstraw cemetery under direci tion of Kilpatrick Funeral home Fallin is survived by his Ollie Smith two Dan and both of Ruston three Mary Lee Chandler and both of and Webster of Texas three and both of and John lerts Are 9 fill in Texas While Rises to 54 From RHS Chatterbox Photo by Seegcrs Voledicforions Marvin Green and Dawn and sa lutatorion Joanne Puckett receive some pointers on free dom for their Commencement speeches on May 22 from Senior Class sponsor The deadline fjr entering gar1 dens for judging in the annual Huston gardfn tour been set for 5 j prosI pective entrants i Romance of Horse and Buggy Days Here Recalled Wild Remodeling of Cily Hall of four grand children and one greatgrand Dean Mitchell DeKA who re tired from his position at Lou isiana Tech at the close of the 1952 summer today was in Ruston following a se vere heart attack suffered Mon An attending physician report ed today that Dean Mitchells condition must be considered stating that he suffer ed a very serious The doctor that he did not wish to cause undue a pointing out that Dean Mitchell today was doing as well as could be Lincoln Women Al HOC Council Meet By RUTH CAROL SCHEERER Leader Staff Writer and courting in the surrey with the fringe on Simonton recalls that he met his wife bv of by delving into the past history of the it was learned that it formerly was used for just such a During the early a livery stable was located in the ediface and was run by Ed Williams who It the building has nt changed much the old stable Lincoln parish women attendwas a very substantial Wide enough for a coach of j driving her to school where six could appropriately describe j the entrance to the Ruston city hall which now is in the process Joe Of Bfes Riles To 69 Ttesday Joe of Sims who died shortly after mid night last night at the Ruston will be buried Thursday at 2 Services will be held from the Simsboro Baptist church with the Jack will list their yard for the By United Press tornado alerts up a wide section of Texas a icsj cue toams continue their search j for victims cf the twisters that hit Waco and San So 46 bodies have been recoversd al and eighl in San ISO miles to the At least 250 persons were injured in the torn Seventynine persons were injured in San Damage in VVaro alone is estim ated ai Tjie latest tornado warnings chairman of cover an area bound by ie garden pointed out that j Ycakum and gardens he judgrd Thurs day and the annual being resumed this year after a lapse of several will be held Frkay and But whether the gardener d2 sires to enter his or her garden In competition for the valuable prizes which are being hope every hcrae gardener According to Williams and Simonron the surreys were often used in sparking the girls and Saturday conducting the Inter ment will be in Simsboro ceme tery under the direction of Dar by Funeral A native of Doss the former Daisey had lived in Lincoln parish for the past 59 Death came with in two hours of a severe heart at and Sunday mornings were the I tack late last ing the 19th annual meeting of In Proof of this caim is the the state Home Demonstration fact that the walls of the build council at Louisiana State unilmg have stood practically with versity today and Wednesday out alteration since it was con No visitors the present are allowed for Harris acting pre sident oiTthe tdncoln parish Home Demonstration council Dubach John Barnett Springs past state council and Ona associate Home Demonstration Miss Ellen state Home Demonstration agent will bring special greeting to the extension will talk on Fifty Years of Ex tension and will conduct a panel on Latin American homes and cus The program of work for 1954 will be planned by delegates at tending this meeting and plans Dean Mitchell came to Louwil1 be made for Louisiana dele isiana Tech in 1915 after eight to attend the national Home years in the teaching profession Demonstration council meeting Li other schools While at Tech Boston and the triennial meet he headed 4epartment of ing of the Associated Country mechanical engineering and in Women of the m 1928 was named diari rf talons Postmaster Atttris AnMiMeet Held in New Oritans at tended the annual postmasters convention in New Orleans last The Joint meeting of Lou isiana and Mississippi postmas ters featured an address by Tom assistant postmaster of the United and excur sions on the Mississippi river a board the Good Neigh According to a total of in postal receipts was taken in b ythe Ruston post efflce during the month of ApriL Although this was a decrease of from the to tal tor this year to date is exceeding last years to tal through April by Both conferences be held this will COOK CRAVETAHD WORKING SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY There will be a working of the Cook graveyard May it Everyone Interested in the Cook cemetery is urged to be present early Saturday Bring your rake or other imple structed in the early years of Of course the horse stalls and other appertunances relative to the livery stable business have been torn out but the spacious entrance has hardly been chang the romance of the past must give way to the progress of the present and plans for the future and even ths stately will undergo consider able alteration under the current program of renovation and re Williams recalled that he stabled his horses and kept the buggies and other similar ve hicles on the ground floor where the current offices are located and maintained his office on the second floor of the now being used as attic storage In the good ol days there were several livery stables in One such establishment was operated by Simonton on the site of the present James in keeping with the spirit of romance which sur rounds the livery stable business Radio Highlight 1490 kc KRUS 1490 ke special series of programs heard at this time daily throughout the observance of Western ments and a basket THAT HAMNER was the cordial invitation ex1 the actionpack tended by officers of the ceme tery ed adventures of Mickey Spill anes famous most popular Besides these pleasant extra curricular the buggys major use in those days was school teachers and traveling salesmen made the most use of the livery wjth the coming of the horseless carriage and the development of the present day multibillion dollar automo bile the livery stables gave way to progress and often the former livery stable became the present day garage and fill ing It worked that way in Ruston because in 1922 Williams sold his place to the DeFreese brothers who established one of the first garages in They probably got some of their money back from how He went into the taxi bus City hall also has housed the Ruston Motor former Chevrolet agency in Ruston but even before all the nesses which have used the old one of the iirst ua 10 cord so far as could be learned was a blacksmith run by John City hall has been located in the building on East Mis sissippi avenue since Be fore moving into their own the city offices were located on the second floor of the James she The garden tour is being spon sored the city beautification committee of the Chamber of under the general chairmanship of LaMonte Entries should be filed by call ing the Chamber of Commerce at Heavy rain has started to fall in many sections of North Central as well as in Fourteen of the 45 bodies so far recovered in downtown Waco were taken from the Torrance recreation Its feared that as many as 20 more bodies are ru under the rubble Of the demolish ed Heavy rain and some hail drenched extensive sections of CM 1Jit5 tiic She is survived by her hus 407 or Rainwater at Joe Doss one Archie Doss of Dubach 10 As outlined by Henry of i gardens will be judged in threi Driskil ofAr separate with valuabl Wiley Thompson of Wilson King of Allen Dean of Sar Charles Swilley of William Wise Of Lpper of Sates of Shrevcport and Miss Wanda Doss ofSims j boro 24 grandchildren and two greatgran plants awarded the each North Central Texas today and rain began falling this morning at High winds with gust to 70 miles an hour also are fore cast for the area and rescue of ficials warn that any wind would send loose bricksand glass fly ing through the Waco Two hundred automobiles were either crushed or badly damaged in downtown A United Press Fred Mc toured the battered city and reported that the only un All gardens or home ground with 50foot frontage or less be in Group 1 gardens O grounds from 50 to 100 feet on frontage will be grouped in Class 2 and gardens of more than luu foot frontage will be in Class The Rttuton garden tour was Two Gene Barnett annual event in the city prior of Dubach and Homer Best to World War 2 was allowed to of Simsboro five lapse during the vvar years an Chester and Euell has been held intermittentl all of and Grady Lewis since of and her stepmothi Queen Lewis of j also j hoped that with this yearr j the event again can be put Nephews of Doss will act on an annual Rain as pallbearers for the final vvaier Freshman Players Open Show Tonight Bringing a extrahilarious CEMETERY ASSOCIATION OF VIENNA TO MEET TONIGHT The annual meeting of the Vienna Cemetery association will I be held tonight at the Vienna j club beginning at Highlighting the bus iness meeting will be the elec tion of officers for the coming Everyone interested in the Vienna cemetery is urged to atj recently announced the election Jack Olive Elected Officer cf Harvard Law Schools Forum The Harvard law school an extracurricular organization of Harvard law school students tend tonights THE WEATHER Official data1 compiled by the Tech Forestry departments wea ther Tech a substation of the Weather bureau for Ruston and Lincoln For the 24hour period ending al 8 today Maximum 83 Minimum 62 At 8 69 Rain of new The forum sponsors weekly panel discussions on current top ics of general interest and a ser ies of speakers on legal The new officers of the organ ization are Martin Hertz of j New a graduate i of New York university first vice Jack Olive of 504 Bond a grad uate of Louisiana Tech second vice Edmund Rosen krantz the New type of comedy to techs Little FORECAST for Ruston and a graduate of New York univer Theater stage the Tech Theater Players will introduce Kenneth Homes Yes and a play in two acts and an epi The allfreshman cloudy with scattered showers and local thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight and early damaged building in the business appeared to be the 22 story Insurance Hund reds of volunteers worked through the ruins of a sixstory furniture listening for muffled taps to guide them to It is feared that many others diedin a movie theater when the roof Gas poured out of ruptured mains and loud speakers warned rescue work ers not to light Guards have been stationed every 100 yards throughout the area to prevent Except for and all persons are being kept out of the stricken The WacoSan Angelo torna does are among the worst ever to hit The last great tornado whirled through six southern states in March of last killing National Guardsmen were on duty at San through the It was rain ing there early hampering rescue The Red Cros says 198 homes were destroyed at San Angelo and 164 It says 100 homes were destroyec or damaged at One of the persons rescued from the tornado debris at Wacc was a grayhaired woman whc lay for more than 14 hours in the rubble of whatwas once a fivestory furniture Lillie Matkin was pinned in the ruins of the Dennisor Furniture company store yester day A few minutes before she was freed a doctor administered a sedative to Mrs She appeared to be in a corns when she was taken to a hos sity Robert Gold scheider of New York a pital in an How graduate of Columbia j the doctor says her con and Frederick Levy i dition is pretty Cooler Lowest toof New York a graduate of Its feared that anyone else RUSTON DAY SCHEDULED directed by Arthur will I night 62 to Highest tomorrow the College of the City of New i who was trapped in the furniture Ruslon and Louisiana Tech Delegation To Attend Tulsa Petroleum Exposition Four Ruston oil industry re Dignitaries and representatives AllAMEWCAN TEAM EN SERVICE presentatives and educators have j beenasked to serve as hosts for Ruston May at the In ternational Petroleum Exposi tion in The hostdesignates who will head the Ruston delegation will include Dyson and Wells from the James Glen Lee head of petroleum engineering at Lou isiana and Schlem assistant professor in petrol eum engineeringat Substantiating the expositions claim to the title worlds fair of the oil a record total of 1484 exhibitors from 39 and Scot Mexico and Italy will have displays beamed at the public and oil mans inter fromat least 37 foreign nations and every oil producing state in the United States are expected to be among the visitors to the equipment and oil May in In addition to the hostdesign ates named Earl Sears from the James company and John Calhoun of Louisiana Tech also plan to attend the ex present a threenight to night through Cast for the production is played by Janet Buckner of Shreveport thej Richard Henry Rayville Emma Faye Ruston Sally Mary Alice Rob Joanna Carolyn El Dor 76 to store wreckage is David Harvey The play is an amusing por trayal of what might of happen if and what did happen Act 1 takes place on Wednesday and Thursday and ed if Jo had said Like It was reported by Cor Act 2 takes place on the rigan that a group of some 30 petroleum engineering students at Louisiana Tech also will trav el to the Tulsa This will be in the nature of a field trip for the students who teaVe morning via the Tech athletic returning to Ruston May might have happened if J Then to top it afl the e pilogue shows what actually did happen on Curtain tinje tonight is 8 o PRESENTING SCENE from Menouis opera m Old Manana me ihe Louisiana Tech music departments spring festival in Howard auditorium Friday night will be the students pictured Center Max Lee of left to right Mar guerite Swilley ofEl Ark Alta and Eetty Hicks Marvin Sol assistant professor of music at will di rect the Armed Forces Day Set for Saturday By Hustons Mayor Mayor Richardson of Ruston joined today with other officials throughout the nation in issuing a proclamation setting aside May 16 as Arm ed Forces day and called on the citizens of Ruston and this area to observe the day with appropriate r It was announced that in con nection with Armed Forces day on there will be a par ade in Ruston Thursday at featuring the Air Forces ROTC units at Louisiana Tech and possibly the Ruston National Guard Following up the Thursday planes flying from Barks dale field in Shreveport to Sel man field in Monroe are expect ed to pass over Ruston at various times during the A flight of three B29s should be seen over Ruston about flying at an estim ated heighth of 2000 Fol lowing the a flight of eight jet should pass over about and and at another flight of three B29s shouldbe sighted over Ruston en route to Mayor Richardsons proclama tion of Armed Sorces day for Ruston is as follows WHEREAS it is and desirable that we devote one day each year to a public ex pression of respect for meir and women who demonstrate thefr patriotic devotion to the Nation by service in the Armed Forces of the United States and WHEREAS the third Saturday in May has been designated by the president of the United States for the observance of Armed Forces Day mayor of the city of do hereby pro claim that May recognized as Arm ed Forces Day in Ruston I invite all groups of patriotic including and industrial to par ticipate actively in the Armed Forces Day program in their to the end that we jmn in honoring the Armed forces and in emphasizing the direct relationship of each citizen o the Nations continuing effort or peace through the power itt i united IN WITNESS lave set my hand and caused the seal of the city ft to be this lhe 12th day of s Mayor Around the Corner Miss Susan Scribano and her modern dancers who put on a topnotch performance at Tech say thanks to all the merchants who displayed their signs adver tising the Our reporters story about city hall started us remembering when and some of the tales be long in Whats yours Around the corner is TV and Lawson has some interest ing facts and figures about how 2asy it is to own Joe Henry Wallace says give the other fellow a break by let ting them check your Maddox at Bealls says business is good but its atlll slack time and he has some sporty shirts to go with Roy Stedman has some kind of a food show up at his SurWa grocery hell be happy to explain to The freshmen Theater Players at Tech will be happy to see you in the audience for their opening night tonight to learn what hap pens when you say Yes and   

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