Bernice Local News

The Bernice Journal
October 24, 1929

Radio Program

A new radio program, which will be heard over WBAP, Fort Worth, next Tuesday evening and each Tuesday evening and each Tuesday evening thereafter, 6:30 to 7 o’clock, is being sponsored by a group of Aladdin Lamp dealers in the South west of which Bernice Hardware Store is one. This program will be known a the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Barn Dance. Frolic and will feature those old tunes so popular a few years ago.

In addition to the music, there will be a very important feature for any one at all interested in the raising or marketing of poultry. On each Tuesday evening’s program. Uncle Ned will give a detailed, accurate, concise poultry market report. It will be possible to then determine exactly the price being paid at shippers’ doors in the poultry centers, for the fowls. This feature alone will save members of this community many dollars by keeping accurately posted. Be sure you dial is on WBAP Tuesday night at 6:30.

NOTICE The executive committee of W. M. S. meets Friday night at 7 o’clock at the Church building. Special notice to members of entertainment committee to be present, as well as entire executive committee. Publicity Committee.

Messrs. J. E. Buckley and J. W. Bennett were visitors to Monroe Sunday.

Mr. Johnson Williams Sr. and wife, Miss Hilda Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Blackman of Junction City were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Williams Sunday.

In a conference meeting Wednesday night at the Baptist church, the Rev. Morgan that preached here Sunday, was unanimously elected to serve the church as pastor, and will preach here Sunday.

JAMES SMITH Mr. James of Farmerville and Miss Mattie Maude Smith of Bernice, were united in marriage last week.

Halloween Carnival

The public is cordially invited to attend a Halloween Carnival at Pisgah Saturday night, Oct. 26th.

A real good time is in store for those who attend. All proceeds will go the W. M. U.

Misses Joe Anna and Dorothy Williams of Many La., who are students at Tech, spent the week end with Miss Allegra Phillips.

Special Notice Everybody interested in the dairy and cream industry in this community is requested to attend a meeting to be held in the City Hall in Bernice Monday night at 7:30. The president of the Magnolia Cheese Co., and other officials of the company will be present to explain items of interest to all.

Milk Unit Assured

Ruston Oct. 10. — The parishes of Lincoln, Union, Jackson and Bienville will be the center of the first big whole milk manufacturing plant to be established in Louisiana, according to announcement made here. Wednesday afternoon by W. E. McBride, president of the Ruston Chamber of Commerce, at the close of a mass meeting held on the streets from 2 to 4 o’clock and attended by hundreds of community leaders from the four parishes.

The meeting was called for the specific purpose of pledging the $100,000 in stock necessary to get a $200,000 milk powder plant. The Douthitt Engineering Company, Chicago, will build the plant and will take $100,000 of the necessary $200,000 capital stock. At the conclusion of the meeting Secretary H. L. McKnight of the chamber of commerce was authorized to wire the Chicago firm that the plant was now an assured fact.

Stock subscriptions to the amount of $80,000 were taken at the meting. This leaves only $18,900 to be sold and B. H. Rainwater, chairman of the committee named to handle the subscription list, stated that his group would complete the task assigned it within the next few days. In handling the selling end of the enterprise, Rainwater has been assisted by C. H. Heard, Charles, C. Goyne, T. H. Mills and W. E. McBride.

Interest in the meeting Wednesday afternoon reached a high pitch as 30 individuals or firms each made subscriptions of $1,000 each to the enterprise. Two firms subscribed $2,000 each, while farmers from the four parishes subscribed in liberal numbers for one $100 share of the stock.

The plan to establish the enterprise at Ruston had its inception early last summer. The Ruston Chamber of Commerce led in the undertaking and was supported by the Loins clubs of Jonesboro, Arcadia and Farmerville.

A cow census of the four parishes showed a total of more than 25,000 cows available for supplying the plant. The plant will have a capacity of 100,00 pounds of whole sweet milk daily and will draw its supply over mile routes reaching into the parishes of Lincoln, Union, Jackson and Bienville. It is proposed to have the plant ready for business by April 1 next.

Spearsville Fair

Last Monday was fair day at Spearsville. This was one of the greatest events undertaken by the Spearsville High school and community.

A large crowd was in attendance and much interest shown in the various exhibits which proved that the people over there were real fair promoters and had the backing of everybody.

Several speakers were present who entertained their hearer’s during the morning and afternoon. In all, it was a great day for Spearsville, and everybody is high in praises of the entire program.

Talking Picture

Mr. J. L. Caldwell has installed an all talking machine in The Royal Theater here and will show the first talking picture on Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 24-25. The picture will be “Salute”.

Mr. Caldwell is determined to give Bernice and community the best there is to be had in the way of a picture show so be has now added on of the talking line and for the next few week he will give all – talking shows about twice a week; probably on Thursday and Friday nights. He has booked several extra good shows, among them is “Show Boat”, which is dated for the very near future.


New Arrivals at the Bernice Dept. Store this week are; beautiful Coats with fur trimmed collars and cuffs. New dresses in Flat Crepe and Satins. MAUDE PHILLIPS.

Mrs. Dewey Landers and little Hilda, of Marion spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. Y. S. Fuller.

It Happened At Mid-Night

Miss Bridges of the Sewall Co; is here training 60 of our young people, arranging from four to fourteen years. This promises to be one of the best plays of its kine and is given under the auspices of the Parent Teachers Association. The play “It Happened At Mid-Night” will be given Tuesday night Oct. 29th at Grammar school building.

The public is cordially invited to come and enjoy the play. The proceeds will go for repairs and improvement in the Bernice schools.

Bernice Fair

This is fair week in Bernice and everybody from far and near is in attendance. A large tent is erected in Mitcham’s pasture where quite a large number of exhibits are on display. If you visit the fair don’t fail to visit the display tent.

The fair was promoted by the Southwestern Fair Exposition Co., who are also furnishing all the necessary concessions which go to make a fair a complete success.


Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Wainwright were visitors here Sunday.

Mrs. R. C. Smith is visiting her son, Mr. A. A. Smith at Summerfield this week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Huthances and Mr. and Mrs. George P. Sansing of Glenmore, spent the week end with Mrs. W. F. Grafton.

FOR RENT – 5 room house — C. T. Salley

BERNICE JOURNAL BERNICE LOUISIANA Entered at the Post Office at Bernice as second class mail. J. C. PHILLIPS, Editor Prop.

Mr. Robt. Henderson of Spearsville was a business visitor here Wednesday.

LOST – 1 Heifer about 4 years old, Solid red colored, Inclined to be wild. Liberal reward for recovery. C. T. Sally.

Mr. D. H. Dawson, of Ruston, was here last week end visiting friends.

Mr. Blanch Reid, who is now employed at Ansley, spent the week end here with his family.

Mr. C. L. Mabry was up from Ruston to see the balloon ascension which was dated for Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Carroll Farrar of El Dorado, was the guest of Mrs. C. T. Salley, Tuesday.

Mr. Aubrey Hammett of Shreveport, visited his sister, Mrs. T. T. Stewart here this week. They visited relatives in El Dorado Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Blackman and Miss Wiliams of Junction City were guest of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Williams Sunday.

Mrs. Jim Porter entertained at bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Circle No. four met with Mrs. Graydon Golvin, Monday afternoon. Nine members were present. Two new members have joined during this month. A mission study book has been completed and several have took the test. The box for the orphan will be sent with in the next few days.

Mrs. L. N. Nicklas of Fairbanks is here visiting her mother, Mrs. Peppers.

FARM FOR SALE – At reasonable price, three and one-half miles North West of Spearsville, La., One hundred and sixty acres, fifty acres in Cultivation, twenty-five acres in Cultivation, twenty-five in pasture, Good improvements, plenty of water, good dwelling house and Barn, one tenant house, all in good shape, in section 23, T, 23. Come and look it over. L. L. Hollis, Route No. 4, Lillie, Louisiana.

FOR SALE – 200 acres north of Bernice, 80 acres in Bernice School District. Timber estimated 325,000 ft., good water the year round. Can arrange fine pasture, common Five room house and Barn, needing repairs. High School near by. Highway, College Bus to Ruston. Reason for selling old age, unable to see after it. See me. Four miles south east of Junction City or address T. H. Barrett, Route 4, Lillie Louisiana.

FOR SALE – 140 acre farm 7 miles Southeast of Bernice, known as the W. C. Slater farm. About 70 acres in cultivations, with three residence on place and five good cotton houses, three wells, and two springs. Terms – Cash Value $4000.00 any party interested See J. L. Brooks, Route 1 Bernice, La.

FARM WANTED – Located near Bernice, suitable for general farming and dairying. If a bargain write me full description and lowest price. John Baker, Mens, Arkansas.

STRAIGHT SALARY: $35.00 per week and expenses. Man or woman with rig to introduces EGG PRODUCER. Eureka, Mfg. Co.,, East St. Louis, Ill.





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