News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Portalis Andrepont that their son, Pvt. Yves Andrepont, was killed in action on March 31 in North Africa. He had been overseas seven months.
Professor Charles Randel, principal of Eunice Elementary and High School for eight years, has been promoted to captain with the U.S. Army.
Louisiana housewives have collected enough waste kitchen fats to make explosives to fire about 233,000 rounds from an airplane cannon, or 93,000 rounds from a .37 mm anti-aircraft gun, said Basil Cobb, head of the War Production’s Salvage Division.
Chicot Lake is becoming an actuality as heavy rains fill its 2,500 acres and send water over its spillway. It has been under construction for 14 years.
The Food Distribution Administration is discontinuing issuing food to schools in 19 parishes that have been providing lunch to about 50,000 children. The cessation is for the duration of the war.
Lt. P.J. Bergeaux, known as “Jimmie”, has been visiting his mother, Lydia Bergeaux. He has served aboard the Lexington in the Pacific and is now stationed on North Atlantic convoy duty.
O.A. LaHaye has been appointed director of the U.S. Citizens Service Corps for the City of Eunice.
Pelican Boys State delegates from Eunice this summer will be A.C. Miller, Jr. and Ted Ardoin.