From the Files

From files of The Eunice News:

August 1936

Arrival of 600 tons of oil well machinery to Continential Oil’s Tepetate field 11 miles southwest of Eunice has created quite a stir. Twenty-five wells are already in and others are being drilled.

The Rev. M.E. Williamson, pastor of First Baptist Church, is conducting revival in Pollock. The Rev. J.O. Fogleman, father of C.C. Fogleman, manager of Reese’s Variety of this city, is pastor of the Pollock church.

Southern Concrete Pipe Co. of Houston is making the 72,000 feet of piping and connections for installation of Eunice’s sewerage system. The wastewater plant is in the Hinchcliffe Building about two blocks south of the Southern Pacific depot.

Property owners attending an informational meeting were told the cost of paving 18 streets will be 85 cents per running foot of property frontage, though streets could run as high as $1.10. The federal government is paying half the materials cost and providing free labor through WPA.

The City Council has sent the license fee for any company or person or civic organization or church selling life insurance in the city at $5. The peddlers fee, for any services or goods other than ice, was set at $25 for those on foot, $35 for those on horseback or in buggies, and $50 for those in motor vehicles.

Didier Ardoin, proprietor of Ardoin’s store on Second Street, has returned from St. Louis after purchasing a huge line of fall merchandise. He was accompanied by his wife and their son, Berkman “Dutch” Ardoin, who is in charge of the men’s furnishings department.

The Rotary Club is petitioning the U.S. Congress for construction of a federal building in which to house a Eunice Post Office.

The greatest manhunt ever in this section was launched for the robber-slayer of a 25-year-old farmer of the Savoy section, gunned down by a man with whom he was riding. The assailant stole $70.

The People’s Lumber Co. is building a brick building on Second Street next to the City Cafe at a cost of more than $3,000, according to E.A. “Jack” Plauche, manager. He did not say what concern will operate in the new building.

Professor Gordon Dugal, associated with the Eunice school for nine years, has resigned as principal of the high school to accept a post at USL. He will be succeeded by C.A. Randle who has been principal at the elementary school.

George Stagg has purchased the People’s Insurance Agency for J.W. Berwick and M.M. Milburn.

The tenth annual Tri-Parish Fair catalogue is at the printer and will be distributed soon, according to J.C. Keller, fair secretary-manager. The fair begins on Sept. 1.

Two persons were seriously injured and two just bruised when an automobile struck a horse-drawn buggy on the Ville Platte highway.

Eunice Wade and Ophelia Aguillard will be on the KVOL talent show, the former as a singer and the latter as a pianist.

The work of completing St. Anthony’s Catholic Church’s edifice has begin, according to the Rev. Father A. Martel, pastor. C. McDaniel and Son of Crowley are the contractors.

A $17,000 swimming pool for Eunice is to be a reality soon, according to the WPA application filed by Mayor J.B. Lewis.

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