Bernice Local News

The Bernice Journal
May 15, 1930

Attractive Bridge Party

Miss Myrtle Talbot and Mrs. E. B. Green entertained with an attractively planned bridge party Saturday afternoon at Miss Talbot’s home, in complement to Miss Kitty Kilpatrick, a bride to be. As the party was in the nature of an announcement, the secret was prettily told at the last.

An attractive arrangement of Dorothy Perkins roses, larkspur, primroses, shasta daises, and other spring flowers developed a very pleasing decorative scheme in which pink and white were predominent.

On each table were bride place cards, suggesting the secret of the occasion.

Miss Melba Grafton won the prize for high score, a beautiful rainbow silhouette

The gift from the hostess to the honoree was a lovely pink Fostoria ice bucket and tongs.

Punch was served during the games, and pink and white was again seen in the refreshments consisting of an ice course. The trays had as their centers tall slender bud vases with pink and white larkspur tied with tulle bows. The mint cups with small wedding bells and hearts hanging from the handles told the secret of the bride-to-be, and the color scheme was further carried our by the beautiful corsages of pink roses. Under each piece of cake was a white ribbon holding the prize from the cake. It was great fun to see who had cut the wedding ring, thimble, or other omens of good or bad fortune.

The quests playing were: Mesdames M. W. Laurence, C. C. Colvin, E. R. Robinson, Y. S. Fuller, F. D. Mabry, J. T. Porter, Jr., F. D. Mabry, J. T. Porter, Jr., Frank Rockett, Aylmer Hollis, F. D. Tolbert, G. E. Lindsey, K. F. Thaxton, Misses Kitty Kilpatrick, Tressie Cook, Aureal Jones, Melba Grafton and Sudie Carroll.


7th Grade Candidates

The following 7th grade pupils of Bernice Grammar School are candidates for certificates of eligibilities to enter the Hight School department of any Louisiana High School.

Louise Baldwin, Odell Barrett, Ezelder Bettell, Mary Lou Burns, Pauline Couch, Ereel Cannon, Fred Dawson, Joyce Evans, Almedia Ferguson, Van Green, Daisy Green, Florebell Green, John Wesley Green, Paul Gray, Odell Harris, Cortez Hicks, Dorris Hightower, D. B. Jackson, Velma Jackson, Bertha Kent, O. G. Lazenby, W. R. Lynn, Hugh McGee, Harvey McElroy, Ora Pearson, Edna Porter, Sedrel Reeves, Myrle Reeves, Ottis Roach, Melba Roach, Velma Roach, Mamie Shirey, Jerry Stout, Reita Tabor, Victor Tabor, Dorris Tanner, Estelle Thaxton, Gwendolyn Watson, Willie F. Weldon.

We now handle the “Darling” wash frocks. A new shipment arrived this week. Maude Phillips


The following Commencement exercises of the Bernice High School will be rendered in the grammar school auditorium as follows:

The Rev. L. P. Moreland, local pastor of the Methodist church, will preach the Baccalaureate sermon to the twenty-three seniors Sunday, May 18th, at 11 a.m.

Dr. J. T. Hooker, of the Louisiana State Normal college, Natchitoches, will deliver the Baccalaureute address to the graduates Thursday evening, May 22nd, at 8 o’clock.


Rev. and Mrs. L. P. Moreland and Billy spent Wednesday in the home of Rev. Moreland’s parents near Homer.

Be Sure To Register

As directed by law, in order to permit all legal voters to register, the registrar of voters will be at the following polling places on the following dates:

  • Bernice, Monday, June 2
  • Shiloh, Tuesday, June 3rd
  • Junction City, Wed, June 4th
  • Sardis, Thurs, June 5th
  • Cherry Ridge, Fri. June 6th
  • Sadie, Monday, June 9th
  • Haile, Tuesday, June 10th
  • Spencer, Wed, June 11th
  • Marion, Thurs, June 12th
  • Mt. Olive, Friday, June 13th
  • Truxno, Monday, June 16th
  • Colson’s, Tuesday, June 17th
  • Mt. Arratt, Wed, June 18th
  • Spearsville, Thurs, June 19th

All legal voters are urged to register.


Why worry over the gift problem? We have it. Pretty scarfs, handkerchiefs, purses all to match underwear of all kind. Maude Phillips

Circle 2 meets with Mrs. C. T. Salley Monday afternoon.

Miss Mary Green of Monroe spent Sunday here with her mother.

Mr. Frank Cooper, of Hamburg, spent Sunday here with his mother, Mrs. R. V. Heard.

Mrs. Fuller Smith of Texas, is here visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Salley and Mr. Perry Tubbs visited relatives at Norphlet, Ark., Sunday.

Mr. D. A. Pollock is having the front of his building on Main street treated to a coat of white paint.

Miss Allegra Phillips is visited Mrs. L. O. Bass in Texarkana, Texas this week.

NEW STORE Mr. John F. Ponder of Junction City has opened a grocery store in the building formerly occupied by Mrs. J. D. Green. Mr. Ponder has been in the grocer business for several years. He knows how to buy so and to keep fresh groceries at all times.

HARREL – FUTCH – Mr. Dayton Harrell, of Bernice, and Miss Ophelia Futch of Monroe were united in marriage last Sunday morning at the home of Judge G. W. Carroll. We join an extending congratulations to these fine young people and wish them a long and happy married life.

BERNICE TO HAVE GAS. Bernice is soon to have natural gas. The Arkansas Natural Gas Co. is having the town piped and a crew is also laying the pipe from the main gas line near Cypress, coming through Dubach on to Bernice. At the rate work is progressing it will not be so very long before Bernice and Dubach both will be piped with all the natural gas they need for all purposes.

Mrs. E. B. Harris, and daughter, Miss Lavada were hostess to a Sunday dinner in honor of “Mother’s Day”. Their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Daniel and son, James and Miss Priscilla Benson of West Monroe; Mrs. Lynch and sons, Albert, and Carl, Miss Myrtle Cason and David Caldwell of Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harris and son, Caldwell and Mr. F. F. Johnson.

CONCRETE HIGHWAY. Work has started on the Bernice section of concreting the Pershen highway. A large crew of men of men arrived here the first of the week and begin grading up and shaping the road in preparatory for concrete. They started to work three miles north of town and this section of concrete will extend three miles south of Bernice. The highway will be closed north of Bernice in the nest few days and it will be necessary to detour out by Pisgah to go to Junction City or north.

Mr. R. W. Farrar of El Dorado was here Sunday the guest of his sister, Mrs. C. T. Salley.

Mr. Boone Trammel left Monday for Emerson, Ark., where he has accepted a position.

Messers. D. T. Porter and S. L. Harris reported a “good catch” from their camp fish..

A nice front bedroom, furnished, for rent MRS. J. C. PHILLIPS.

Dr. D. B. Garland is at home from a sanitarium in Shreveport.

FOR RENT. A nice front room, close in town. See Mrs. J. C. Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Elma Spencer were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Porter, Saturday night.

Mrs. E. W. Liggin, accompanied by Mrs. W. S. Allen of Marion attended the Golden Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Liggin at Dubuch Sunday.

Mr. Preston Ford, Conolas Malone, and Miss Eltis Roan of Farmerville, were the week end guests of Miss Esther Porter.

FOR PRIVATE DUTY NURSING Call Mrs. Allie Gray-Curran, R.N. at Roy McCall’s telephone 3903, Bernice, La.


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