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   Ruston Daily Leader (Newspaper) - May 18, 1953, Ruston, Louisiana                                LIBRARY LOUlSZJNa STfiTE UNIVERSITY Follow The Leader May 1953 Price Five Cents Three Big Attractions Being Considered for Peach Festival Event Three nationallyknown attrac1 the visiting queens and i tions are being considered as the the candidates for Queen Dixie i highlight attraction for the ani Gem will be housed in the girls nual Louisiana state peach fes tival which will be held in Rus ton June it was announced today by Joe enter tainment chairman for the fes Sheppard named these three attractions as Red Foleys Ernest Tubbs show and Ted Weems nationallyknown or i Contacts have been made with all of these organizations anil as soon as a definite commit tment can be obtained from all of directors of the Lou isiana State Peach Festival as will announce the final Don president of the association We would like to commend Sheppard for his services in dormitories at Louisiana Tech snd will be treated to a round of festive including garden teas and Burkhalter stressed that the Queen Dixie Gem contest will be different from most beauty contests in that none of the con testants will appear in bathing This definitely is not a bath ing beauty he pointed In selecting Queen Dixie we seek to choose a young woman who will best represent the Louisiana State Peach Fes tival association at other fairs and festivals in the Candidates for Queen Dixie Gem will appear only in street with or without as I Parish Delegates To Boys Stale At contacting there entertainers and they for the various en are happy to know that all of them are interested in appearing at the peach festival here in he As outlined in the program for the peach festival this special will be offered Saturday June at Techs Memorial It will be the climax of the two day schedule of events for the peach fete which will see the crowning of a new Queen Dixie Gem and Princess Also scheduled are a Parade of peach eating peach baking peach festival flower show and Numerous other Another highlight of the cele bration will be the appearance of various queens of other Lou isiana festivals and While in Ruston for the cele tertainmentsplanned for them and in evening dress for the queens Burkhalter Every candidates for queen must be sponsored by some civic or service Le gion or VFW womens or college sororities or An entry fee of and a glossy print photograph not smaller than 5x7 inches must accompany the together with per sonal information concerning the KESERVE GRAND CHAMPION winner at the annual state broiler show and chicken of tomorrow contest in Alexandria recently was Mary Ruth shown above with her Standing with Miss Fowler is Harold Red Rus ton feed who bought her pen of chickens at auction for a premium price of Tech Three CoEds Major in Agriculture Three little girls from school are Neither nor Peepj of the first of the fairer sex to Ag the Kappa Delta sorority and the Rodeo club she was also one By United Press n Elected To Office secretaryman ager of the Ruston Chamber of has been elected secretarytreasurer of the Lou isiana association of Chambers bi The election took j investigators the place at the annual state conven tion held in Jennings over the Full information may be obtained from Don Burkhalt er at the Peach Festival head James Only Survivor Of Crash Tells Story nor three good reasons why the Ag boys at Tech can look dis dainfully at their the en the Jennie Mary Neale and Claudette farmerettes are here to and to prove this point these girls are majoring in ag enter this Mary Neale Fissel has high ambitions to raise orchids some Through the cooperation of the Ruston post of the American Le the Ruston Lions and Ro tary clubs on the Methodist Mens Bible Lincoln par ish high school junior boys will attend the 1953 session of Pelican Boys Pelican Boys State is a state wide undertaking of the Legion with other group privileged to sponsor boys fo the summer session in citizen ship and This years session will be held 1018 at Baton Rouge on the campus of Louisiana State Only boys who are juniors in high school or who will be seniors the following year are eligible to Wayne Owens and Harry Boyd have been named dele gates from Ruston high school with Marvin Stevens as alternate Alton Pilcher will be delegate from Choudrant high with Ercell Wayne Tanner as altern and Simsboro high schools delegate will be Marvin Jimmy with Edward Andrews as commander of the Ruston Legion did not announce any names of delegates j from Hico and Dubach high Selection of the delegates to Pelican Boys State is based on leadership ability demonstrated in extracurricular activities at cooperative ness and The primary purpose of Boys State is to educate our your in the rights and responsibil Chatham Road Areas Hammers Wind Rain Over More Rain Has hlkn Already This Year Mn Jill of 1952 Repor Shows More rain already has fallen on Lincoln parish from this could normally be expected for a comparable It also is to tnan leil on me considerably higher than parish al lof last inches recorded for the sam Since measurable rainj Period last year and the 19G fall in Lincoln as record id by the weather station of the Louisiana Tech forestry depart totais Total for all of wns 1steH y Lloyd head f the forestry department ai On an average based on veather statistics going back ome 45 rainfall for Lin coln parish averages inch it seems an almost cer tainty that the year will be far above average and will approach near record figure of 1951 inches of rain was in the The inches of rain Kstsd to date this year compares with an approximate 21 inches which day after finishing Tech where ities of Colvin she is a junior majoring in hor Working in her moth ers florist shop in Springfield inspired Mary Neale to become an orchid raiser and own a flor It develops char acter and stimulates the imagination and offers to the boy a real challenge to learn the functions and operations of the ist shop of her She is acI various branches of his govern m tive in the Tech West minister Honor Ihtf only stovlvofcOf faaf plane crash that killed 19 per sons near Sun day said today the plane appar hit an air pocket Hazel Cox of most en about their Were just one happy jarid you know everyone in your declared Miss and everyone goes the extra mile for Another attractive feature is Panama that out of 633 girls on the Tech Durden will succeed Victor assistant manager of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Com Other officers named included Agatha manager of the Madison parish CC of Tallu as president of the state or and William Cart uti executive vice president of the New Orleans board of to be vice president of the state vh CA 9A organiza tions in the state were present Jennings Rogers Is Host I To CosmolologisU I The May meeting of the Mon toe unit of the Louisiana Associa J lipn of Accrasiited Cosmetologists f jyas with Maxine second vice presi j of acting as Teport of the state associa tion board of directors meeting recently held in Shreveport was I prove i the Monroe Unit to formulate DC3 seemed to shudder and then she saw She I dont recall whether it was lightning or who was taking her first plane suffered severe The DeltaChicago and South ern airlines plane was enroute from Dallas to It crash edand exploded in a heavy rain and hail Xrays are being taken to see how badly Cox was She suffered head and leg in juries and doctors say she also have broken The 21yearold woman says she had fallen asleep as the DC3 flew through the She The plane evidently hit an air these three are the only ones with permission to wear blue and of course they get to know the fellows There are 141 boys enrolled in AgForestry at leaving a ratio of 47 to one The girls agreed that their classmates in agriculture were the nicest and most courteous group you could I A Botany Miss Schroed has won many which include reigning as forestry queer in the Holiday queer of AgForestry day at Tech pocket and it woke me Justjpians to marry and later do re after the plane seemed to hit the air it seemed to be shud The state association ap proved a resolution proposed by the Monroe Unit to formulate legislation of a nature to better i protect the public health and says I saw came interested in agriculture at some I dont seem to an early age by riding with her recall whether it was lighting or The lone survivors Air Force says she remembers few details of what happened beforethe He says she blanked out until after the Among those dead in the first scheduled flight disaster in the history of the air t Safety Mid correct abuses manufacturers of home The trophies for best beaut hair line which had logged almost 2j by billion miles without a traffic styles to be competed at the units style show were shown and it was suggested that competing hairstylists ask local merchants to enter the show and compete for prizes to be award for best coordination of hair and clothing chairman of the Welfare and institutional com announced that the grad uating class at the Baptist Chil drens Home in Monroe would be given pennanents and hairstyles kfor the event by her at Home barber FAMILY SNGERS new wholesome featuring South Caro famous Johnson were Victor Monroe Miss Betty Delta ticket agent at Monroe Kilpatrick of Lake and Russ of bound for riculture at liking it too These enterprising and attrac council and other Rusfcn Kiwanians To Attend Parley Delegates of the Kiwanis club to the 33th annual con ention of Kiwanis International it New York in will neet with fellow Ki ivaniaris from every section of he United A aska and according to nest Ruston club presi Outlining the program for the iveday June le said an exceptional panel of ipeakers and an elaborate pro gram of entertainment await lew Yorkbound Such wellknown personalities is Thomas governor jf the state of New York Am bassador Henry Cabot Jnited States representative to he United Nations Matthew vice president of the Amer can Federation of Labor George former moderator if the American Town Tew Ralph Sock pastor of Christ church of York Frank governor of the state of Tennes and Grattan vice president of the Ottawa will iddress sessions of the conven tion in New Yorks Madison Square When Kiwanian husbands are in convention ladies and junior guests will be entertained by a variety of in cluding a professional fashion and luncheons are still other attrac Ivy Baker treasurer of the United will address one of the womens While at Boys the dele gates elect their own lieutenant other state members of their own I senate and house of rearesenta More prizes were won by Rus ton high school than any other school at the annual industrial art awards contest at Natchi toches according to Hu bert industrial art in structor Twenty schools from Louisiana participated in this contest which was judged ac cording to grade Five Rustoji boys walked away with the honors when Belisle inches recorded over the sam length of time in Based on an average year rain of inches for this area the 1951 total was inches a bove the 1952 total wu below normal and if th present rate is th 1953 total will beat all For the past eight consecutive measurable amounts o rain have fallen in Lincoln par totaling inches for th eight or an average c more than inches per For the period from 8 Fri cay to 8 a total of inches of rain were recorded viously recorded for which added to inches pre the months total to 13 days remaining in the Added to this amount was inches recorded for the 24hou period ending at 8 Apr 29 and inches for the period ending at 8 April 3 to boost the total amount of rail in the past three weeks to grand total of c almost half of the total records this police juries and other parI presented the certificae awards ish officers The office of Sheriff Clyde sweetheart of the Theta and taking part in Work ing in her mothers flower gard en at her home in Monroe first interested Claudette in After graduating in she search work or Jen Jen freshman major in animal be uncle around thier farm south of She plans to return to the farm after nnisiiins Jen Jen is a member of Kremlin Has Perfect Baiting Average In Its Peace Offensive By Press Union Parish Highway Work Is Scheduled Bituminous surfacing of miles on the FarmervilleSterling ton highway State Route 11 in Union parish soon will get under according to an authoriza tion issued to the ForcumJames company of Baton Rouge by the department of The according to the district highway board Western diplomats in Paris be lieve the Kremlin is batting in its peace They say the two major ob jectives of the Kremlins good will campaign have been The major objectives are said to be 1 Stalling American ef forts to get the European army treaty ratified and 2 Continued on Page 6 Fred Preaus cast under the department of nder a contract will with Frasier of Lincoln parishj will furnish free transportation the delegates to Boys at an assembly program in the high school auditorium last They were Kenneth Ma Freshman Players Al Tech Are Lauded by Kenneth Whenever to Director Ar hur Stone and this time to ais freshmen theatre players at They all did themselves proud in the rousing Yes and last a hilariously amused audience stopped laugh ng long enough for the lines to be it was evident that an exceptional job of direct ing and acting had been For the direction and casting of the talented freshman we of the gifted and anergetic Stone to thank for the another round of John Charles Sam Spain and Larry Kenneth Mabry had the high est overall rating of the entire contest in the 9th and 10th grade j divisions and also won prizes in two He received a rat ing of excellent and second place in the 9th and 10th grade crafts and in the wood turn More of Same Type Of Weaiher Looms Throughout Stale By United Press The same type of weather tha has plagued Louisiana the par two days appeared to be in stor again today high torna does and heavy The weather bureau at Nev Orleans predicts scattered thund ershowers and locally higl winds in the interior of the stat this afternoon and High winds and tornadoes fiv of them have swept through th ing division he won first place oersons havg fe and a superior rating with his walnut Lazy The judges were so pleased with his workmanship on the Lazy Susan that they reccommended that he send it to the Ford Motor companys industrial arts con test this Belisle stated that he planned to enter the project and if it wins this national contest he and Kenneth will win a threeday trip to John won first place in the mechanical applause is due to Janet Buck drawing division for the llth and Henry Mary Alice Carolyn Faye Solomon who was charming in her convincing where as Faye is really a very intslli 12th grades and is being offer ed a twoyear scholarship to Northwestern for his achieve In the 9th and 10th grade gent and sensible David crafts Larry Fitts won and Harvey Rollins quite first place with a handtooled engaging as the yes and no who had to play it three Technical staff accolades go to Bobby Jolaine David Katherine Mark Pharr and Brooks leather band bag and for his prize he received another hand tooled leather handbag worth A rating of superior in the 9th and 10th grade division of general woodwork was received by Charles Griffen and Sam Work will begin at the junc tion of State Route 11 and 815 GUY LQMBABDOnorthwest of the Ouachita fiver tfo the at Sterlington and continue along Route to the west end of the Ouachita river bridge at Sterl of theRoyal Preaus Building Permits In City Total Eight building permits totaling were issued in Ruston during the latter half of Apri and are listed as follows by L city building in spector for a resi dence for veneering a home and adding a room for re modeling a twostory brick build ing for a room Louise for a roof for a tool house Richard for a room Dubach FFA Elects Officers for Year The Dubach FFA chapter helc its last meeting of the 195253 school session last week and the following officers were elected Cobb first vice president Terry Coplen second vice president Jimmy j Green Lewis treasurer Stephen Hammons reporter Tom Pat Roberson parliamentarian Oliver and The chapter also planned its trip which will be taken this This trip will be Aug ust The chapter plans to tour agricultural sections of Lou Alabama and A boat trip at New Qr leans and a deepsea fishingtrip off the coast of Florida is About 27 members are planning to make the state since Some 1 injured bu no deaths as Floods are reported in variou sections in Central Shortly after the weath er bureau at New Orleans issuec turbulent weather warning foi he Gulf coast sector stretchin iom Corpus Texas t Louisiana for today an The bureau warning predictec severe thunderstorms and dang erousty high The severe weather forecast says the turbulent weather wil extend inland about 100 There is the exact wording of the special forecast Locally severe thunderstorm with dangerously high winds anc heavy rains are expected alonj the Gulf coast from Corpus Chris to anc about 100 miles inland the res of today and THE WEATHER Official data compiled by the Tech Forestry departments wea ther Tech Ruston a substation of the Weather bureau for Ruston and Lincoln For the 24hour period ending at 8 lodoy Saturday Maximum Minimum 8 Sunday Maximum Minimum 8 8 Lincoln parish and this area today joined other sections of Louisiana in swimming out and digging out of a weekend of weather disturbances ranging from torrential rain wind storms and So far as could be learned no body was killed in the weekend weather upheaval but Wil liam Boyd was painfully in jured and suffered from shock when her home was destroyed late Saturday night in a tornado which again swept the soulncast corner of the Oddly in the storm of April the Boyds lost their And The Leaders cor respondent in the community out jn the Chatham reported today that every article in the wreckage of the louse Saturday night was soaked and through from the inches of the ex of the family The Deals was ex iosed to the weather but whon he picked it up and leafed hrough not a page was On a drive through the area the editor and he publisher of The Leader saw damage to timber nd in places the racing runoff water had done much damage 0 gravel causing wash icles in numerous places and Ae the roadbed of the top The severe windstorm also ipped and twisted through Quit south of Ruston on Highway deroofing several aring off porches and snapping uge trees like matchsticks and them across the high South of Quitman in the Punkin umerous trees were power and telephone lines ad into the Considerable portions of the lighway between Jonesboro and Vinnfield were under water most f Sunday and water stood over he road in the ClayAnsley area ite Saturday night and almost 11 day Windows on the top floor of Quitman high school were blown i by the high winds and severe damage to the upper floor nd seeping down to the lower loors forced cancellation of lasses A huge showwindow and por ons of the roof of the Sam Mercantile company at Quitman were lown away and considerable damage done to the stock 1 the one report aching The Leader who suffered pain jl though not serious bruises id shock in the tornadic winds f Saturday night was released rom ThomasKimbell clinic here The weather rampage over the was rather general in lis section of ripping hrough such widely scattered 3wns and communities as Camp Winn the Chatham road rea of Lincoln Leland community iear Sicily Island and other Today Maximum Minimum j 8 Rain EVANGELIST AND GROFF of tured will begin a series of meetings tonight at the First Assembly of God church in The series of services will be held each beginning at and the Paul minister of the local extends a cordial invitation to tilt to The Groffs come to our city as an outstanding evangelistic accomplished gos pel singers and preachers of the full gospel Falser 83 65 68 ISSUE THREAT TO PREACHERS COMMUNISTS IN GERMANY By The United Press East German Communists have clergymen they face death by the guillotine if they oppose the Red regime in the So viet The threat was made in an official Communist news Around the Corner We cant do nothing about ut we sure have been talking ibout the weather and some ching may come up Drive down the Chatham Road md see the houses busted open ind tress twisted off and you will appreciate the storm even Cut out that long list of stores that will be closed and tack it up in the The layaway plan has hit the TV Now Clyde Johnson suggests you look while you After a fellows garden washes away four times he has a right to be disgusted throw away his Floyd James says he has had plenty of chances now to try every method of draining his new front yard and they all seem to leave water Berry Hinton says they didnt issue the Southwestern baseball paper which charged the church j team any diving suits so they is sending subversive clergy1 dont know when they will play men into East Tech the last game of the   

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