Bernice Local News

The Bernice Journal
June 6, 1929

Mrs. A. J. Ferguson was carried to a sanitarium at Shreveport Sunday to undergo an operation for appendicitis. Her may friends are wishing her success in the operation.

Attorney Roy Grafton of Shreveport spent Sunday here with his mother Mrs. W. F. Grafton.

See Mrs. John Marsh for room and board and rooms for light house keeping.

Mr. and Mrs. Whiteside and baby, and Miss Rela Key, left Saturday for a motor trip in Dallas, Temple and Rusk, Texas.

Mrs. Wilber Harper and Mrs. Bob Shields of Weldon, were quests of Mrs. W. R. Lynn Saturday.

Mr. Lester Tanner and family of Homer, spent Saturday here with his mother, Mrs. Willie Tanner.

Mr. Aubrey Hammett of Shreveport spent the week end here with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hammett, and Mr. B. J. Hammett of El Dorado, spent the week end here with home folks.

Mr. Clyde C. Colvin is visiting friends in Farmerville this week.

Mr. L. N. Nicklas of Fairbanks, was here Sunday.

Little Junior Dykes of Farmerville returned home Friday after spending the week with Clyde C. Colvin.

Mr. C. E. Miller was a business visitor in Farmerville Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Talbot and daughter, Miss Myrtle, are visiting relatives at Arkadelphia, Ark.

Mrs. T. Edd Thompson and son, Billie, are home from a visit with Mrs. R. L. Cook at Gilbert.

Mr. Ray Thaxton arrived home last Friday from Baton Rouge where he attended school the past year. He was accompanied home by Mr. Pharoah Taylor, a school mate.

Mr. Malvin Mabry, of Shreveport, spent the week end here with his parents.

Mrs. J. C. Phillips and daughter, Miss Allegra, are visiting friends and relatives at El Dorado, Strong and Huttig, Ark., this week.

Messrs. Dayton Harrell and A. J. Patterson were visitors to Haynesville Sunday.

Miss Christine Adcock visited friends in Homer last week.

Little Maxie Thompson visited relatives in El Dorado Wednesday.

Mrs. C. R. McGee is confined to her home with an attack of appendicitis.

Mr. M. C. Still is visiting relatives in Summerfield this week.

J. D. Green, of Monroe, spent Sunday here with his mother, Mrs. J. D. Green.

Miss Mary Green of Monroe, is here visiting relatives.

Mr. Sidney Pratt is home for Baylor University, at Waco Texas.

Ordinance 184

An ordinance prohibiting the playing of dominoes, checkers and card games upon any street, sidewalk, alley, or on any vacant space of any lot within the view of any person from the streets and alleys of the town of Bernice, La., and providing a penalty for its violation.

Be IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the town of Bernice La., in regular session convened, that it shall be unlawful for any person of persons to engage in the games of checkers, dominoes and cards on the sidewalks, streets or on any vacant space of lots within the view of any person upon the streets and alleys of the town of Bernice.

Be It Further Ordained, that if any person or persons shall violate this ordinance he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon trial and conviction shall suffer a penalty of not more than twenty-five dollars and ten days jail sentice, or both fine and imprisonment at the discretian of the court.

Be It Further Ordained, that for good and urgent reasons this ordinance shall take effect from date of passage.

Thus done and passed in open session by yea and nae vote this 4th day of June 1929.

J. M. Talbot, Mayor, J. P. Ison, Clerk.

Notice O. E. S.

All members of the local Chapter of the O. E. S., are urged to be present at the next regular meeting Tuesday night, June 18th. 7:30.

Road Contracts Let

Low bidders on 19 gravel road projects were posted in Baton Rouge last Thursday by the highway department. Among the list is two in projects in Union Parish as follows:

Bernice – Farmerville road, 7098 miles. Harvy & Jones bid $54,288.

Bernice – Lisbon road 4.594 miles. Alexandria Construction Co., bid $22,929.65.


Mrs. R. C. Smith returned home Sunday from a visit with relatives at Minden.

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Shields of Ruston, and Mr. Tally of Haynesville, were visitors here Sunday afternoon.

District Court

At the regular May term of the Third District Court of Union Parish, the following cases were disposed of:

Claude Futch vs. Moses Mitchell. Case set for trial on June 17th.

Frost Lumber Industries vs. John Blueford Case set for trial on June 19th.

Russell Brazzeal vs. Mrs. Mattie Barron Brazzeal. Case set for trial on June 17th.

Add C. Tugwell vs. Louvenia McElroy Wyatt et al. Case set for trial on June 17th.

Barney L. Bundy vs. Henry Jones et. al. Case set for trial on June 17th.

State vs. Johnnie Harrison and Homer Graves. The defendants were sentenced to not less than six nor more than ten years at hard labor in the state penitentiary at Baton Rouge. Counsel for defendants took orders of appeal to the Supreme Court.

State vs. M. A. Day. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined $50.00 and costs or 80 days in jail.

State vs. Lee Calk et al. Case set for June 18th. Also cases of the State against Buck Repond, Garland Denham et al and another case against Garland Denham all set for trial for June 18.

State vs. J. M. Spells. Defendant entered a plea of guilty and was fined $100.00 and costs of 12 months in jail. Another case against this defendant was dismissed on motion of the District Attorney.

State vs. Harman Buise and Barney Pardue. The defendants both entered a plea of guilty and each were fined $10.00 and costs or 30 days in jail.

State vs. Nehemiah Moses. Case set for trial on June 20th.

State vs. Roy Baylies et. al. Case st for trial on June 18th.

State vs. Sadie Winslow. The defendant entered a plea of guilty and was fined $20.00 and costs or 2 months in jail.

Drs. Vaugham, Wright & Bendel vs. Miss Myrtle Bass. Case tried and judgment rendered for plaintiff as prayed for, less credit of $75.00.

Fox-Coffey-Edge Co., vs. Mrs. O. E. Smith. Judgment for plaintiff as is prayed for.

In-Re J. B. Covington, Monition Proceeding. Judgement dismissing the plaintiff’s suit with costs.

Monroe Grocer Co. vs. C. J. Goss Judgement for plainfiff as prayed for.

Joe E. Waller vs. Joe B. Taylor, Judgment for plaintiff as prayed for.

Dr. J. G. Mitchell vs. E. L. Mitchell. Judgment for plaintiff s prayed for.

Cases of the State against Haile Malone, Rus Brantley et al and Gus Rosebud set for trial on June 20th.

State vs. Marzette Dawkins. Defendant entered a plea of guilty and was fined $200.00 and costs or 12 months in jail.

James R. Kelley vs. Mrs. Ida Wilson. Motion for a new trial over ruled and plaintiff’s counsel took orders of appeal to the Court of appeal at Shreveport.

Myrtle Aulds Sawyer vs. Sanford Sawyer. Judgment for plaintiff as prayed for.

A. G. Everett vs Luther Reppond. Judgment for plaintiff as prayed for.

Raymond Meeks vs. J. E. Cammattee et. al. Case Tried and judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff.

State vs. Will Jones. Defendant fined $150.00 and costs or 12 months in jail.

State vs. John Roye. Case tried and judgment of guilty rendered and the defendant fined $500.00 and costs and two months in jail and in default of payment of the fine and the costs 12 months additional in jail.

State vs. John Roye and Fred Tucker. Case tried and judgment of guilty rendered. The defendants each were fined $500.00 and costs and two months in jail and in default of payment of the fine and costs 12 months additional in jail.

State vs. Banty Austin. Case set for trial on June 20th.

Whereupon, Court adjourned until 10 o’clock A. M. Monday June 17th., 1929.


New Shipment of silk dresses special price Friday and Saturday . DEPARTMENT STORE, Maude Phillips.

Mr. Webb Smith and family and Mr. Tonway Smith and wife spent the week end with relatives at Sarepta.

Mesdames C. C. Colvin, Jennie Fuller, Virginia Colvin and Mildred Stewart were visitors to Farmerville Wednesday.

Miss Lida Reynolds celebrated her fifteenth birthday last Sunday. She had several of her friends with her in honor of the occasion.

A Letter

Dear Journal:

I not in your last issue a mistake in the number of graduates from the Spearsville High School. This number is eighteen instead of fifteen. I note also that in print of numbers it is only exceeded by Farmerville and Bernice schools. This was my fifth class from the Spearsville school. Each year there has been an increase in number, and at least not a decrease in the personnel of the class numbers. I take this opportunity to a ? thank the patrons of the school for their most hearts and their support during the entire year. I am not ????? work at Spearsville but also, I think, my life’s work as teacher. In many respects this has been the best school I have ever had the pleasure of serving.

I am remembering with much good will, among many other friends, Dr. Taylor, President of the Parish Board and Supt., P. L. Reid. I am indebted to the Bernice Journal for much splendid service each year of the five. Many does not fully compensate for such service.

Very sincerely, G. W. Newton.

YOUNGBLOOD – RAY. Last Sunday night promptly at 12 o’clock Mr. John Lee Youngblood and Miss Belle Ray were united in marriage by Justice G. W. Carroll. The marriage took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll.

Miss Opal Simms of Shongaloo is visiting Mrs. M. C. Still.

Aged Negro Drowned

The body of Nelse Steward aged about 30 was found in Bayou Cornie late last Friday afternoon by Mr. Jno. Evans Farrar, of Lillie. Mr. Farrar had gone fishing and found the body floated against his line he had stretched across the stream. He reported, the matter and Sheriff Murphy and Coroner Ramsey came over and after an examination reported the negro came to his death by drowning.


Mrs. Clyde Autrey is in Shreveport for medical treatment.





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