Bernice Local News

The Bernice News-Journal
Thursday, January 21, 1960

Birth Announcement – Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gaar announce the birth of a daughter Lynda Lee, born January 12 at the Bernice Clinic. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Richardson and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gaar, all of Winnfield.

Birth Announcement – Mr. and Mrs. Silmon Pearson, Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Lynda Lee, born January 12 at the Bernice Clinic. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Richardson and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gaar, all of Winnfield.

Think wrongly, if you please but in all cases think for yourself – Gotthold Lessing

Arson Suspected In Bernice Area By Forest Ranger

According to Forest Ranger Jack Rockett, arson is at work in the Bernice area.

In the past week there were four fires in this vicinity that burned 29 1/2 acres; three were on the W. H. Pratt estate and the other on the Louis Gresham place.

Rockett pointed out the fact that this was the 7th fire started from the same source in that area since Thanksgiving.

The Ranger urges all landowners in this vicinity to be watching for this fire bug because he will have to be caught in the act of settling fire to the woods before the authorities can bring him to justices. It makes one wonder whose land will be burned next?

Commission personnel, along with special agent W. W. Miller, are at work on this case.

Pine Grove Sunday School Class Party

The adult Men and Women’s Sunday School classes of Pine Grove Church met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moon Friday night Jan. 15. After a good supper prepared by the women, the meeting was called to order by Mrs. Prewitt, president of the women’s class. Bro. Prewitt gave a good devotion of Faith. F for faith, A for assurance, I for incentives, T for the rewards, H for help.

The women’s class secretary Mrs. J. B. Moon, gave their average report for the last three months. The date was set for the next meeting. Mrs. Paul Gray, teacher, dismissed the group with prayer.

Class members present were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moon, Rev. and Mrs. A. H. Prewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Green, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Post, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gray, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Weldon and Mrs. Ella Moore, Mrs. Sam Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Albritton. Members of other classes present were Mrs. Doil Herrin, Mrs. Mandy Liner, Mrs. W. E. Weldon, Betty, Marvin and Patsy Prewitt.

Service Men


Army Specialist Four Johnnie L. Mc.Millan, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. McMillan, Route 1, Bernice, completed a one-week tour of border patrol duty Jan. 4 with the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany.

The primary mission of the regiment is the constant surveillance of NATO’s Fulda Gap, a 100-mile segment of the Iron Curtain, which serves as teh gateway to Berlin.

Specialist McMillan, a tank gunner in Company B of the regiment’s 1st Battalion in Fulda, entered the Army in June 1958 and received basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., before arriving overseas in November 1958.

McMillan is a 1957 graduate of Bernice High School.

Funeral Services For Fred Hutton, Sr. Held Wednesday

Mr. Fred Hutton, Sr., 66, a lifelong resident of Union Parish, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Smith of Bernice officiating assisted by Rev. Forest Post and Rev. M. F. Copeland. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery under direction of the Pratt Funeral Home of Junction City.

Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Lottie Green Hutto; and two sons, Fred Hutto, Jr. and Travis Hutto.

Bernice Boys Defeat Marion

The Bernice Bear quintet, invading Marion territory Friday night, brought home a 54-53 victory gained in a trilling overtime climax.

Donny Bailey was high man for Bernice with 18 points. Mike Lazendy was second with 16 and Kermit Pilgreen came in third with 13. Pilgreen’s points were important to the victory because five were scored in the overtime period with the winning basket being contributed by him with 10 seconds of play left.

The charges of Coach Glen Post overcame a four-point Bernice lead in the final four minutes of the regular game to gain a tie and throw the session into overtime, but his men could not cope effectively enough with the Bears in the three-minute extra session.

Marion’s high scorer was Miller with 17 points.

Bernice girls did not come off as well, dropping their game 35 to 26 in an affair that saw the usually effective Betty Jackson held to 11 points.

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity – John Casper Lavater

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have. – William Hazlitt

Life is a flower of which love is the honey. – Victor Hugo

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CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank all of our kind friends and neighbors for their floral offering and many kind expressions of sympathy and condolence during our recent bereavement. All have our everlasting gratitude. Mrs. Fred Hutto, Fred, Travis and families.

LOST: Certificate of Deposit with the Bank of Bernice, in the amount of $361.00, made payable to Mrs. Guy Barron, dated May 30, 1958. The public is hereby warned not to negotiate for same. Glenn Barron

WANTED: A Lady to share my home. Phone 6806, Lillie.

FOR RENT – Four-room unfurnished apartment. Phone 4021

FOR RENT – House, 4 1/2 miles east of Farmerville highway; J. T. Barham estate. Call Mrs. C. O. Kilpatrick: Shop AL-3621 or home AL-2445, Ruston, La.


Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar White Monday were Mrs. Dana Odom and Mrs. Eunice David of Zachary and Mr. Newman Andrews. Other visitors Monday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Nick Moore of Homer, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Knight, Mrs. Lula Odom and Mrs. C. T. Salley,

Richard Dick was among seventy Amana distributors of this area who left Shreveport by chartered plane Sunday for Amana, Iowa to tour the factory of Amana products. They left there Tuesday for Los Vegas, Nevada for further Amana study and will tour parts of Nevada. He is scheduled to arrive home Sunday.

Mr. Edgar White was a patient in the Ruston hospital two days last week.

Mrs. Ruth Glover, Mrs. Madge Burns and Mrs. Boyette visited Mrs. Glover’s mother in Ruston Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. O’Bannon spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher in Monroe.

Mrs. A. J. Richardson returned to her home in Winnfield Monday after spending the week in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Gaar, taking care of the children and getting acquainted with her new granddaughter.

Mrs. Edgar White visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred White of Farmerville one day and night last week.

Steve Martin, with his parents, celebrated his birthday Sunday with dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Johnson.

Mrs. H. J. Odom and Mrs. Eunice David of Zachary are spending this week with friends and relatives in Bernice.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hines of Spearsville and Mrs. Pearl Sterling visited Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Donahoe Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Jarmon of Dubach visited their mothers Mrs. Mace and Mrs. Jarmon here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Butterfield and Mrs. John Caldwell, Sr. were business visitors in New Orleans last week.

Mrs. M. L. Patton returned home Friday after surgery and ten day stay in the Homer Hospital.

Mrs. Ruby Caldwell spent last week with her daughter in Monroe.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Odom of Shreveport visited his mother here Sunday.

Miss Amanda Ferguson spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ferguson in Monroe.

Mrs. G. M. Colvin had surgery last Thursday at Warner Brown in El Dorado. Her room number is 223.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wade of Oak Ridge visited her parents, Rev. and Mrs. A. M. Wynn Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Caldwell and Glenda Sue spent Sunday in Jonesboro with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Nix. Mrs. J. T. Nix, Sr., of Pineville was also present for the day.

Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Jones and Buddy of El Dorado spent Friday night and Saturday with Mrs. W. E. Mace. They came for their daughter, Susan Kay, who spent last week with Mrs. Mace.

Mrs. Rudolph Autrey returned home Friday night from the clinic in Farmerville where she had surgery last Tuesday.

Mrs. Doris Robinson has returned to her home in California after visiting the Hugh Martins and other relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Weldon of Shreveport visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McGee, over the week-end.

Eagle Court of Honor Held By Troop 48, Bernice

An Eagle Court of Homor was held by Troop 48 of Bernice Boy Scouts Thursday night, January 14 with advancements being made in all ranks.

Freddie Marsh received the Eagle award. Other award winners were William Lynn, Life; Billie Smith, State; Steve Martin and Johnny Marsh, First Class; Danny Otts, Second Class.

The following Scouts received Merit Badges: James Hurst, one; Jim Reeves, one; Steve Martin, one; David Huffman, three and William Lynn, seven. Due to a typographical error Randy Reeves did not receive one that he should have.

The Court of Honor was composed of “Buddy” Kendall, chairman committee on advancement; X. S. Lewis, past chairman Northwest District; John A. Mitchell, chairman Northwest District; Col. Atkinson, Commissioner, all of Ruston; Troop 48 committeemen: O. R. Westbrook and W. R. Lynn, A. S. M.

Eagle Scout candidate Freddie Marsh was called before The Court of Honor with his mother and father. Dean X. S. Lewis of Ruston presented the Eagle Badge to Assistant Scoutmaster W. R. Lynn, who pinned it on Freddie. For an Eagle Scout’s mother there is an “Eagle” Lapel Pin and Necklace and for father the Eagle certificate.

Bernice High School Band furnished music for the occasion.

It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves – Edward George Bulwer



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