Earl K. Long was elected governor by an almost two-to-one count over former Gov. Sam Jones.
Chamber of Commerce President Tom Verges told directors that Eunice is in line to receive a government-built general hospital. He said possibilities are good for a 42-bed facility.
Stopher and Burwell Vidrine’s Kaiser-Frazer automobile agency has moved from 1st & Laurel to 2nd & Vine. C.J. Saloom, Eunice grocer for the past 30 years, has sold the stock in his North 2nd St. store to Johnny Russell. Saloom plans to open a grocery near his North 3rd St.home.
Cut over to the new dial phone system is now scheduled for March 6, according to manager I.A. Gashia. The new Southern Bell office is located at West Walnut and South 3rd in a newly build brick building.
St. Edmund girl basketball players this season are Beverly Miller, Pat Swenson, Jeanne Savoy, Jo Smart, Geneva Guillory, Nathelia Manuel, Beatrice Heinen and Gwen Heinen.
A ball park is being constructed south of the Eunice High School at the old high school diamond site to house city league and semi-pro baseball. Jess Beene is building the park, which measures 420 feet to center field, 385 to left and 300 to right. The park will seat about 3,000 fans.
In the wake of concerns from a number of persons, the semi-pro baseball field is being moved to a site on the west of the Fair Grounds.
Dr. Charles W. Lewis, physician, surgeon and pediatrician in Eunice since 1918, has retired. His father, Dr. M.D. Lewis, owned the first sanitarium in the city. His practice has been assumed by Dr. Vernon Goss.
The City Council appropriated $4,400 for new fire hose and oxygen-breathing apparatus for the Fire Department.
Plans are being made by the city to move 8th Street between Reed Avenue and Miller Street and to extend 8th to Bacciochi Avenue to allow passage east to the Mamou Road on 4th Street.
Plans to bring American Legion junior baseball to Eunice were announced by Danny Hayes, commander of Turner-Mornhinveg Post No. 129.
Four Eunice boys will show animals at the parish Junior Livestock Show. They are James “Tunny” Heinen, Walter Sittig, Jr., Fred Sittig and Allen Courville.
Services are scheduled March 11 for Lt. Justin Bergeron, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adaus Bergeron of Iota, who was killed in July 1944 in the South Pacific. He is the first Mowata serviceman to be returned from overseas for burial. A 1942 graduate of LSU, he was a torpedo bomber pilot.
A teen club which will use the American Legion Lounge on Friday nights is being organized by Jen Guillory. Membership will cost 25 cents. Juke box music will be played and soft drinks served.