Safe crackers struck Eunice Clinic Drug Store and Berro’s Club, making off with more than $500.
The Rev. E.W. Day of First Methodist Church has been assigned to First Methodist, DeQuincy. He will be succeeded here by the Rev. Ned. L. Stout, coming from Baton Rouge.
Edward Honeycutt, 24, of Farmerville, was executed in Opelousas in the state’s portable electric chair. He was twice tried and twice convicted of raping a Eunice housewife in 1948. Execution is mandatory under Louisiana law for that crime.
SFC Harvey Duplechin of Basile has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in Korea.
Prominent businessman, civic leader and former City Council member J.B. Andrews died at age 61. He owned City Auto Supply.
The City Council sold bonds in the amount of $60,000 for construction of a new fire station. The Regional Health Engineer reported a number of defects at the city’s sewerage disposal plant. Among them were inadequate drying area, faulty outlet pipe and defective valves.
Remodeling has begun on the West End Supermarket on Laurel, with owners Bervic Spell and W.R. Adams signing a franchise contract with Piggly Wiggly.
Bob Walthall, who works at May Brothers Lumber, has formed the Blue Sky Boys hillbilly dance band. Members include J.R. Janot, A.J. Foreman and L.C. Courville.
A zoning ordinance for the city is near final draft, according to Jack Eaton, chairman of a commission proposing the rules to property owners.
The latest type inter-com system, complete with built-in radio, is being installed at St. Edmund and Martel Memorial schools. It will provide direct links between classrooms, school officials and the Sisters’ Home, according to Evertte Vidrine.
Plans for a livestock auction barn have been drawn up for Dr. Gerald P. and J.B. Duplechin. It will be located on Hwy. 190 about west of the city near Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line’s property.
Transcontinental’s giant turbo compressors went into action at the station north of Eunice moving natural gas from Texas and Louisiana to the eastern seaboard. There are 24 resident personnel at the site.
Andy Strong, 23-year-old rookie for the Crowley Millers, was struck and killed by lightning while standing in center field at Bringhurst Park, Alexandria.
Mrs. Howard LaFleur has purchased the Eunice Tot & Teen Shoppe from Mrs. Remi Vidrine. Mary McMillan is manager.
The School Board has asked the City Council to close Ninth Street from Oak Avenue to Maple Avenue as a safety measure for Eunice High and Eunice Elementary.
The Playhouse, a theater group for Eunice, has organized. Jackie Trichel is president; Mrs. Thomas O’Brien is vice president; and Claud Moody is secretary-treasurer.