Korean War Madison Parish Draft Board Scrapbook
Martha Boney Sevier (Mrs. W. P. Sevier, Jr.)

Introduction
Richard P. Sevier February 2016

Hours of Local Draft Board Announced
Madison Journal September 1948

The Madison Parish local Board office will be open for business each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At present the office is in the Civil Court Room in the Court House.

Two names have been added to the list of members of the Advisory Board, who will assist in filling out questionnaires. At Mound, Mrs. Ruth M. Brownlee will take the place of Mrs. Dickson, and in Tallulah, James T. Griffin will be added to the list.

Questionnaires are being mailed out to all single, non-father, non-veteran registrants as rapidly as possible. If any veteran described above does not receive his questionnaire before Sept. 30, he should report to the Draft Board.

Appreciates Help at Draft Board
Madison Journal September 1948

 

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board wishes to thank the following people who volunteered their services as registrars, without remuneration, during the recent registration for the draft: Mrs. Ed McCaa, Mrs. Lyn Naylor, Mrs. Jake Bryant, Mrs. Maxwell Yerger, Miss Bitsy Adams, Mrs. Jim Wallace, Mrs. Don Belott, Mrs. Carolyn Pollard, Mrs. Clyde Sevier, Dennis Porch, Miss Louise Thompson, Miss Joan Moberley, Louis Buckner, Billy Buckner, Dick Sevier.

 

It appears that there are many men in the Parish between the ages of 18 and 26 who have not registered. These men should report at once to the Draft Board in the Court House and register as failure to do so carries a heavy fine and imprisonment. The office is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The following men are delinquent in returning their questionnaires: Major Lees, Box 89, Tallulah, La.; Bill Reed, Box 801, Tallulah, La.; Charlie Washington, Rt. 1 Box 28-A, Tallulah, La.; R. Robinson, Tallulah, La.

184 Register with Local Draft Board through Wednesday
Madison Journal September 1948

As stated by Mrs. W. P. Sevier, Jr., Clerk of the local Draft Board, No. 36, 184 men have registered for the draft from Monday of this week through Wednesday. 62 registered Monday, 78 Tuesday, and 44 Wednesday.

Mrs. Sevier stated that the local board will be open every Saturday through the eighteenth of this month. However, she further stated that it will be closed this coming Monday, it being Labor Day.

Some registrants have been going to the old location of the Draft Board. The new Board is located in the Civil Court Room in the Court House.

To Report for Preinduction Exam
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Madison Journal September 1948

The following men have been ordered to report for Preinduction examination on October 6th, 1948:
Robert Peer, Jr., Box 817, Tallulah, La.; James Dixon, Delta, La.; Eugene A. Lexing, Box 508, Tallulah, La.; Clarence Minor, Box 1064, Tallulah, La., Andrew Thomas, Box 1125, Tallulah, La.; Little Dan Wafer, Box 92, Tallulah, La.; Leslie Truss, Rt. 2 Box 72, Pickens, Miss.; Kilborn A. Defir, % T. E. McGrew, Tallulah, La.; Leslie E. Masils, Rt. 1, Box 108, Sondheimer, La.; Isaac Lee, Box 87, Tallulah, La., Marvin Evans, Box 386, Tallulah, La.

The above-named men will report to the Draft Board at 6:30 a.m. and will go to Shreveport for examination, returning October 7th.

10 To Report For Exam November 2
Madison Journal October 1948

The following men have been ordered to report to the Local Board office in the City Hall at 7 a.m. on November 2nd, 1948.  They will go by bus to Shreveport for Preinduction examination and will return to Tallulah November 3rd.
Archie McNeal, Delta, La.
Ed Pearson, Box 121, Tallulah, La.
Isiah Ross, Box 732 Tallulah, La.
Alex Harvey, Box 503, Tallulah, La.
Hic Rambo, Jr., Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Jackson, Box 181, Tallulah, La.
Alfred Benjamin James, Tallulah, La.
Esaw Hayes, Rt. 1, Box 127 Tallulah, La.
Ernest V. Simons, Rt. 1, Box 66, Sondheimer, La.
Elmore MacDowell, 318 E. Askew, Tallulah, La.

The Madison Parish Local Board has now moved to its permanent offices in the City Hall. It will be open for business each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Two to Leave for Induction Nov. 22
Madison Journal November 1948

 Kilborn Auther DeFir, white, and Andrew Franklin, colored, of Madison Parish, having passed their Preinduction examination, will report to Shreveport on November 22 for induction.

 

A report from the local selective service office revealed that of the 1922-23-24 registration, no registrants were acceptable for induction, and only one was accepted from the 1925 registrations.

To Report For Preinduction Exam. Nov. 30
Madison Journal November 1948

The following men have been ordered to report to the local Board Office, City Hall, at 7 A. M. on November 30th, 1948. They will go to Shreveport for Preinduction examination and return to Tallulah December 1st:

White:

James A. Rankin, Rt. 2, Box 166-A, Delhi, La.

Irvin L. Robinson, Highway Hotel, Tallulah, La.

Bobbie G. Lewis, Box 577, Tal­lulah, La.

Colored:

Major Lee, Box 87, Tallulah. La.

W. E. L. Jenkin, Rt. 2, Delhi, La.

Willie Bryant, Box 733, Tallulah, La.       

Joseph Carter, sr., 304 Elm, Tallulah, La.

Clyde Martin, Box 3, Tallulah, La.

Ned Vaughn, Box 126, Tallulah, La.

Douglas Wright, Rt. 2, Box 307- A, Tallulah, La.

William Bartlett, Rt. 2, Box 65, Tallulah, La.

A. C. Toney, 315 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, La.

James Rodell, Tallulah, La.

Will H. Gordon, 309 N. Wal­nut, Tallulah, La.

Jethro Ross, Tallulah, La.

Emmett J. Douglas, Box 184, Tallulah, La.
Willie Forbs, Jr., 314 E. Craig Tallulah, La.

Now Stationed At Tampa, Florida
Madison Journal November 1948

Pfc. Clifford W. Brown and Pfc. Armon B. Cox have completed their basic training at San Antonio, and are now stationed at Tampa, Fla., according to information which their relatives have reseived recently.

Pfc’s. Brown and Cox are local boys, and they enlisted in the Air Force in July, 1948.

Men Delinquent in Returning Questionnaires

Madison Journal December 1948

The following men are delinquent in returning their questionnaires to the Madison Parish Local Board. Anyone knowing their whereabouts should report it to the local board office in the City Hall:

Webb McGehee Pitts, Rt. 2, Tallulah, La.

Jordan Anderson, Tallulah, La.

Nathaniel Williams, 600 W. Green, Tallulah, La.

James Washington, Box 973, Tallulah, La.

Johnnie Watson, Tallulah, La.

James Henry, Tallulah, La.

William E. White, Box 158, Tallulah, La.

Robert Gray, Mound, La.

Monroe J. Bryant, Tallulah, La.

 

The following men have been ordered to report for induction on Jan. 3, 1949:

Ernest V. Simons, white.

Isiah Ross, colored.

Last week in the delinquent no­tices there appeared the name of James Washburn, which should read James Washington, which ap­pears above.

After Serving Eighteen Years, Most of Time As Officer, Joins As Private To Complete 20 Years
Madison Journal December 1948

 

The Army has one recruit who won't need the new "motherly love" treatment that teenaged rookies have been getting.

 

He's a 60-year-old grandfather, Cornelius Van Zelfden.

 

It wasn't merely a sense of duty or a desire for adventure that made Van Zelfden sign up with a bewildered Grand Rapids, Mich. recruiting sergeant. The big enlistee, who left the Army last October, says: "I've got more than 18 years so I can retire on a pension and have security."

 

Van Zelfden saw service in both world wars. He's due to report at Camp Breckinridge, Ky.

 

The greatest protest to his reenlistment came from a grand­child, who said "You ought to stay home with grandma."

 

Van Zelfden was released from the army with the rank of Captain when he reached the age of 60, as regulations required that he could no longer serve after that age. However, he could serve as an enlisted man over 60 years of age, and he so reentered the army.

 

He said he had been told he would be given the highest rank an enlisted man could hold, Warrant Officer, and serve his additional two years, to make a total service of 20 years, when he could retire. Since regulations provide that anyone retiring gets the retirement pay for the highest rank he held during his service, he will get retirement pay of Captain. He was a resident of Tallulah before he entered the army at the beginning of World War II.

To Report for Preinduction Exam
Madison Journal December 1948

The following have been ordered to report to the Local Board in the City Hall at 7 A. M. on January 6th, 1949. They wil be sent to Shreveport, Louisiana for Preinduction physical examination:
White:
James Ashley, Rt. 1, Delhi, La.
Henry C. Ashley, Rt. 1, Box 56­A, Sondheimer, La.
Howard E. McCready, 603 N. Cedar, Tallulah, La.
George W. Rogan, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 42, Tallulah, La.
Colored:
Walter Neller, Tallulah, La.
Willie Bryant, Tallulah, La.
George W. Griffin, 308 E. Craig Tallulah, La.
James Lee Harris, Tallulah, La.
John E. Grayson, Box 462, Tallulah, La.
Charlie Washington, Rt. 1, Box 28-A, Tallulah, La.
Jessie J. Brooks, Rt. 1, Box A, Tallulah, La.
Johnnie B. Northern, Jr., Box Tallulah, La.
fus Wimberly, Tallulah, La.
Leathor Jones, Rt. 2, Box 90, Tallulah, La.
Frank Matthews, Jr., Rt. 2, Box Tallulah, La.
Ilious Gulley, Jr., Rt. 2. Box Tallulah, La.

Letter From Tallulah Youth Stationed In Berlin, Germany
The following letter was received this week from Pvt. Otho Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Williamson, Tallulah, who is with the 7873 Honor Guard
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Madison Journal May 1949

Friday May 27, 1949 Berlin, Germany

"Editor, Madison Journal,

"I promised you a letter, when I left Tallulah a few months ago to let you know how I came out, and what I am doing.

"Well, I got in a very good unit. It is the 7873 Honor Guard, stationed here in Berlin, Germany. It really is a good outfit. We have the best of everything. We are General Clay's Honor Guard. He left and went home last week. We sure did hate to see him go, and also the day he left, the German people really cheered and hollowered. They hated to see him go as much as we in the Honor Guard.

"We went to several cities here with the General. We put on several parades and ceremonies for very high officials. For instance, General Taylor, who was at West Point, Prime Minister Atlee, General Huenbe, General Clay, a lot of English generals, French generals. There are a lot of them I can’t think of, but there has been an awful lot of them. Most of them came here to inspect the Air-Life.

"We have very good dress uniforms, all clothes tailored, and everything just to the fit, and everything has to shine very good. The German people really like it. Every time they find out that we are going out to the airport to welcome somebody, they gather there in very large crowds. We have different ways of doing things, than the Army mannuel.

"We are a separate unit, and we make up our own kind of shows, drill, and whatever we happen to be doing. We did guard General Clay's house, until he left. He sure has a beautiful house. "We have a lot of places to go over here. Passes every night. There are only 45 men in this unit for guards and all.

"I think a lot of this Honor Guard. I have enjoyed the months I have been in it. I have about 9 or 10 more to go over here.

"I am on the baseball team and basketball team. We have a lot of sports, and shows and clubs. Sure is nice.

Yours truly,

Otho Williamson"

Local Board Receives Call for 32 Men, August 17th
Second Draft 6 Days After First, Includes 5 Whites, 27 Negroes; Report In Shreveport, August 17th
Madison Journal July 1950

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, received an order for its second draft call Monday July 31st, an announcement from the local board stated this week.

The call, which follows six days after the first, is for 32 men for both colored and white. The men will report to the local draft board by 6:30 on the morning of August 17, and will take their physical at Shreveport.

A report from the local board stated that as far as is practicable men who pass the examination will be given their choice of either the Army, Navy, or Air Force.

Men to report on the above date are as follows:
White:
Irvin Leroy Robinson, Tallulah.
Howard Eugene McCready, Tallulah.
George Wheeless Rogan, Jr,Tallulah.
Jack Luvell McLaughlin, Tallulah.
Frank Matthews, Jr., Tallulah.

Colored:
Calvin L. Watson, Tallulah.
Rube Robinson, Tallulah.
Eddie B, Williams, Tallulah.
Dock Hayford, Jr., Tallulah.
George Murphy, Tallulah.
Lincoln Adams, Tallulah.
Frank Davis, Jr,, Tallulah.
James Collier, Tallulah.
J. B. Jackson, Tallulah.
Bennie Northern, Tallulah.
Robert Page, Jr., Sondheimer.
Robert Page, Jr., Sondheimer.
Dave Murray, Delhi.
Emmett James Douglas, Tallulah
Irealous Hodges, Delta.
Willie Williams, Delta.
James McNeal, Tallulah.
Isiah Brown, Delta.
Smith Watson, Mound.
Julious Gully, Jr., Chicago, Illinois
Joseph Banks, Tallulah.
Clarence Tolson, Mound.
Henry Allen, Tallulah.
Albert Brown, Tallulah.
Illegible McCuller, Tallulah.

3 Tallulah Youths Enlist In US Navy
Madison Journal August 1950

A report was recently received by the Journal that three Tallulah youths had enlisted in the United States Navy on August 11th.

The youths, who are: Edwin Florence; of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Florence; James Roy Donham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Donham and Wayne Neuroth, son of Mr. Edward Neuroth, all of Tallulah were inducted into the US Navy.

Mounds Soldier Is Listed Among War Casualties
Madison Journal August 1950

The Department of Defense recently announced the following army casualties in its 58th casualty list:

Wounded from Louisiana:

Pvt. Willie Keys, Jr., son of Mrs Lenora Keys, Vidalia, La
Pfc Albert E. Murphy, son of Mrs. Hazel Murphy, New Orleans
Pvt. Isiah Ross, brother of Miss Matilda Ross, Mound, La.
Cpl. Robertson T. Washington son of Mrs. Myrtle Washington, New Orleans, La.

11 Madison Parish Negroes First to Report for Physical
Receive Exam August 11th At Shreveport; Physically Fit To Fill First Call In September
Madison Journal August 1950

A report this week from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, stated that 11 men from this parish have been ordered to report to the Induction Station, 6100 Vincent Street, Shreveport, La., to receive their armed Forces physical examination,         on August 11th,         

The report from the local board stated further that those men found physically fit will fill the first draft call in September.

The names of the eleven men (all colored) and their present address are listed below:
Clarence Crockett, Tallulah.
George Grayson, Jr., Tallulah.
Thomas Lewis Jefferson, Mound.
Charlie Washington, Waterproof, La.
James Jackson, Tallulah.
Jessie Crew, Chicago, Ill.
Grant Allen, Tallulah.
J. L. Green, Tallulah.
Calvin Day, Delhi, La.
Onner Hansherry Tucker, Tallulah.

The above named men will report to the local board on the morning of August 11th at 6:30a.m. and will return to Tallulah following their examination.

The local board report further stated that oldest men registered were being called first, regardless whether white or colored.

Local Board Received Third Draft Call for August 31st
Madison Journal August 1950

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, number 36, received an order for its third draft call, for Thursday, August 31st.

The call, which is four men, includes one white man, and three Negroes.

Charlie Merteni (W) Route 1 Epps; La.
Johnny Edward McIntyre (C), Box 882, Tallulah.
Elijah Craer (C) Lake Providence.
Frank Flicks, Jr., Box 201, Tallulah.

The men will report to Shreveport, La., where they will receive their physical examinations on the 31st of this month.

C. H. Harmon, Jr., Called To Active Naval Duty
Madison Journal August 1950

Charles Rupert Harmon, Jr., seaman first class in the Naval Reserve, left Friday for New Orleans after receiving his call to report for active duty. He received his call on August 16th, and was allow ed ten days before reporting.

"B. B." as he is known here, left New Orleans Saturday by plane for San Diego, Calif., and boarded a naval vessel for Tokyo sometime this week. He will be assigned as ship service man.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Harmon, Sr., of Tallulah, he has been an employee of the A & P Food Store for the past six months.

Robert J. Williamson Volunteers For Marine Corps Duty
Madison Journal August 1950

Robert J. Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs, O. N. Williamson, of Tallulah, left Monday, August 21st for Paris Island, South Carolina, after enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He will receive two and a half months basic training there before being assigned to duty. Robert, a graduate of Northwestern State College, of the class of 1947, taught history, civics and physical education at Many, La high school last year, and was also football coach.

1,084 Men To Be Inducted From La. Next Week
Madison Journal September 1950

The first actual induction of selective service registrants in nearly two years will get under way Monday in New Orleans, Alexandria and Shreveport.

 

Brig. Gen. Raymond F. Hufft said orders to report for induction next week have been sent out to 1,084 draft registrants.

 

The September quota calls for 877 men. The over-call of 207 men is necessary to insure delivery of that number.

 

The General said the over-call is required because local boards are expected to grant postponements of induction to many registrants for various reasons.

 

Busses will be used for transporting selectees from their local boards to the induction stations. Each evening during the week men inducted during the day will board railroad trains for Fort Jackson, S.C., reception center for Louisiana selectees.

 

Louisiana's draftees will be issued clothing and equipment upon arrival at Fort Jackson where they will probably remain for their basic military training, General Hufft disclosed.

 

Inductions will continue at the three Louisiana induction stations Monday through Friday of next week. The following week Preinduction physical examinations for draft registrants will be resumed at these stations and will continue until late next month when the Oc­tober quota of 880 selectees will be inducted.

 

Hufft said of the 1,084 registrants ordered up for induction this month, 654 of the men have been ordered to the New Orleans induction station, 220 men to the Shreveport station, and 210 at Alexandria.

41 Madison Parish Men to Report for Physicals Sept. 7

Fourth Call Brings Total to 88 Men from Parish; First Preinduction Call for September
Madison Journal September 1950

 The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, received its fourth Preinduction call this week, which is for 41 men, to re­port to Shreveport, La., for physicals on Thursday, September 7. Up to and including the above call a total of 88 men have been called for Preinduction, 47 in August and 41 for September.

 

The 41 men of Madison Parish who will receive calls for the September 7th call and their present addresses are as follows:

Edward Butler (C), Tallulah; William Tournel (C), Tallulah; Cleveland Wilson Cooks (C), Tallulah; William Leroy Ray (W), Waverly; Willis Smith Bell (C), Tallulah; Johny McGuire (C), Tallulah; Charlie Jackson (C), Tallulah; John Benjamin Thomas (W) Rt. 2, Delhi; Walter Riggs (C), Tallulah; Lynn Carley (C), Tallulah; Sylvester Billingslea, Jr., (C), Tallulah; Aloysius Peter Dahlhauser (W), Tallulah; James Edward Jobe (W), Tallulah; Junior Anderson (C), Tallulah; Aaron Blanche (C), Tallulah; Frank Bomeer (C), Tallulah; Clarence Synagogue (C), Tallulah; Arthur Woods (C), Tallulah.

 

Arthur Edward Sparling (W), Monroe, La.; Leon Williams (C), Tallulah; Robert Raymond Rush (W), Tallulah; Thomas Stafford (C), Tallulah; Jerome Keith Post, Jr. (W), Tallulah; Cicero Solomon (C), Tallulah; James Washington (C), Richland, Washington; Roosevelt Pamplin (C), Tallulah; Levy Thomas, Jr. (C), Tallulah; Ellis Wafes (C), Tallulah; Henry Vernon Jones (W), Tallulah ; Charlie Tommie Monk (W), Tallulah, Clarence L. Guice (C), Tallulah, John David Lockhart (C), Tallulah; James Boykin (C), Tallulah,  Jessie Obadiah Homan (W) Waverly; Alvester Jackson (C) Sondheimer; Andrew Latchiso (C), Tallulah; Malvin Givens (C) Ruston, La.; Clarence Edward Harris (C), Tallulah; Madison Hataway (W), Sondheimer; Tolan Homer Frey (W), Ukiah, Calif, Earl Ray Taylor (W), Waverly.

First Induction call from Local Board or 6 Men Sept. 27th
Madison Journal September 1950

 The Madison .Parish Selective Service Board number 36, this week received its first induction call, which is for 6 men, who have been ordered to report on the 27th of this month.

 

The six men having passed their Preinduction examination, who will be inducted, are as follows:

Thomas Lewis Jefferson (C) of Box 1, Mound, La.

Onner Hansberry Tucker (CM) Tallulah.

Emmett James Douglas (C), Box 814, Tallulah, La.

George W. Rogan, Jr., (W) Rt. 1, Box 42, Tallulah, La.

Henry Allen (C) Rt. 1. Box 77, Tallulah, La.

Irvin Leroy Robinson (W) Highway Hotel, Tallulah, La.

 

4 Madison Parish Men Report For Induction, Receive RC Gift
Madison Journal September 1950

Wednesday morning of this week four Madison parish men, one white, and three colored, left for Shreveport, La., where they will be inducted into the Armed services. From Shreveport, they will be sent to Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina for their basic training.

 

The four men, George W. Rogan, Jr., (W), and the three negroes, Thomas L. Jefferson, Onner H. Tucker, Emmett J. Douglas, and Henry Allen, were presented a gift of shaving equipment and several other small items by the local Chapter of the American Red Cross on their departure for Shreveport Wednesday morning.


George W. Rogan, Jr. , Inducted September 7, 1950

E. L. Ferguson Reports for Navy Duty Monday
Madison Journal September 1950

Elbert Landis Ferguson, of Tallulah, left Monday for New Orleans, after receiving his call to report for active duty with the U. S. Navy.

 

"Ebb," as he is known here, after reporting in New Orleans, left Monday afternoon by plane for San Diego, Calif. He holds the rating of Quartermaster.

 

The son of Mr. W. N. Ferguson, minister of the Sterlington, Church of Christ, Ebb has been employed by the A & P Food in Tallulah the past 10 or 11 years with the exception of the time spent in the Navy in World War II.

Tallulah Youth Enlists In Navy
Madison Journal September 1950

Word was received by the Journal this week that Jackie White, Tallulah youth, reported to New Orleans Monday, where he received his physical examination before entering the Navy.

 

Following his examination, Jackie was to leave New Orleans for San Diego, Calif., where he will attend radio school.

 

A graduate of Tallulah High School, Class of 1949, Jack was a member of the football squad, having accounted for 84 of the 330 points scored for the 1949 season.

October 16, Date for Doctors And Dentists Registration In La.
Madison Journal October 1950

 

Monday, October 16, is the date set for the registration of doctors and dentists and allied specialists throughout Louisiana, Brigadier General Raymond F. Hufft an­nounced thsi week.

 

However, only those physicians, dentists, osteopaths, veterinarians, optometrists, pharmacists and such who were trained at Government expense during the war and saw little or no active duty will be re­quired to sign up on that date, the Louisiana Selective Service Director said.

 

These persons are in what is officially Category I of the recently amended Selective Service Act.

 

Doctors, dentists, and allied specialists who are active reservists in a civilian component of the Armed Forces will not be required to register, Hufft said.

 

General Hufft said principal hospitals and clinics throughout the State are being asked to assist in this special registration. Charity Hospital of New Orleans has already volunteered its assistance, Hufft added.

 

Specifically ordered to register October 16 are doctors, dentists and allied specialist not yet 51 years of age who were deferred in World War II to complete their professional training and those who participated in specialized training courses in medical and dental fields conducted by the Army and Navy.

 

Those with more than 90 days of wartime service need not register, Hufft announced.

Once registration of this group is complete, members will be called up as individuals to fill Armed Forces requirements, General Hufft said.

 

To determine which persons will be ordered into service in light of both civilian and military needs, a National Advisory Committee consisting of noted practitioners throughout the Nation has been appointed by President Truman to work closely with the Selective Service System to determine those to be called.

 

Doctor Leo J. Shoeny of New Orleans was named Wednesday by President Truman as a member of this seven-member committee.

 

Madison Parish Board Receives Call for October 23rd
Madison Journal October 1950

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, received an induction call this week for men on the 23rd of October. The men and their present addresses are listed below:

Julius Gulley, Jr., (C), 466 E. 35th St., Chicago, Ill.

Cleveland Wilson Cooks (C), 507 48th Pl., N.E., Washington, D.C.

John Benjamin Thomas (W), Rt. 2, Delhi, La.

Sylvester Billingslea, Jr. (C), Box 971, Tallulah, La.

Aloysius Peter Dahlhauser (W), Rt. 1, Box 112, Tallulah, La.

Thomas Stafford (C), 204 W. Green St., Tallulah, La.

Ellis Wafer (C), Box 92, Tallulah, La.

Clarence J. Guice (C), Box 892, allulah, La.

Joseph Newson (C), Tallulah, La.

 

The men will leave Tallulah Monday morning, October 23 for Shreveport, where they will be inducted, and in all probabilities, will be sent to Camp Chaffee, Fort Smith, Arkansas, for training.

Tallulah Youths Complete Naval Instruction Course
Madison Journal October 1950

Two Tallulah, La., seamen recruits, USN, Wayne E. Neuroth of Route 2, Box 55, and Edwin Otis Florence of Route 1, Box 137 recently completed his first course of Naval military instruction at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.

The course is designed to acquaint the new recruit with the various aspects of Navy life and also to give him a practical working knowledge of such subjects as signalling, navigation, basic ordnance, seamanship, and Navy customs and terms.

Having completed recruit training successfully, he is ready for assignment to a fleet unit or to one of the Navy's specialized schools for special training.  

Tallulah Girl First From This District To Enter WAF
Madison Journal October 1950

Erma Lee Jobe, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jobe, Tallulah, left Monday morning for Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., where she will be stationed with the WAF (Women's Air Force).

Erma Lee, who took her examination in Shreveport, La., October 26, was the only one of four applicants who was qualified to enter the WAF, having passed the required mental examination. She is the first woman from this district to enter the WAF, or any other women's branch since the war, Sgt. Sidney Harrison, Recruiting Seargent for this district, stated.

A graduate of Tallulah High School with the Class of 1948, Erma has been employed as nurse and receptionist by Dr. H. S. Provine for the past year and a half, prior to that time she received her training at Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg, Miss.

Tallulah Youth Stationed In Ind.
Madison Journal October 1950

Pvt. George W. Rogan, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rogan, of Tallulah, is now stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind. He is a machine gunner in the 109th Infantry 28th Division.

Before entering the Army, George, a graduate of Tallulah High School was (missing.)

Tallulah Youth with 5th Armored Division
Madison Journal November 1950

William Bartlett, Rt. 2, Tallulah, has been assigned to the famed 5th Armored "Victory" Division which was recently reactivated at Camp Chaffee Arkansas.

Commanded by Brigadier Gen. Claude B. Ferenbaugh, the 5th Armored Division is one of the most famous armored divisions of World War II. The division participated in the Normandy invasion in 1941 and fought through France and Germany with Gen, George Patton's Third Army.

The division was reactivated to train recruits from the South and Southwestern part of the United States.

Tallulah Youth Assigned to 5th Armored Division
Madison Journal November 1950

Clarence L. Guice, Tallulah, has been assigned to the famed 5th Armored "Victory" Division for basic training.

While at Camp Chaffee with the 5th Armored Division, Guice will get specialized training in ground warfare. When he completes basic training he will be assigned to other units for advanced training.

Commanded by Brigadier Gen. Claude B. Ferenbaugh, the 5th Armored Division is one of the most famous armored divisions of World War II. The division participated in the Normandy invasion in 1944 and fought through France and Germany with Gen. George Patton's Third Army.

The division was reactivated at Camp Chaffee to train recruits from Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana in the "know how" of ground warfare, Realistic training will be given all recruits assigned to the 5th Armored Division by officers and enlisted men who served in combat during the last war.

Local Board Receives Call for 19 Men for Nov. 13
Call Includes 7 White, 18 Negroes; Five Are Transfers to Local Board; First November Call
Madison Journal November 1950

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board Number 36, received preinduction call for 19 men November 13th. Their names and present addresses are as follows with the last five names being transfers to this board:

Charles Ray Barlow (C), Box Tallulah, La.
xxxnt Allen (C), Box 94, Tallulah, La.
xxxvin Watson (C), Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Jackson (C), Box 181, Tallulah, La.
Percy Kidd (C), Rt. 2, Box 4, Tallulah, La.
Robert Stein Antley (W), 7-A Bayou St., Tallulah, La.
Joseph Vaughn (C), Box 126, Tallulah, La.
Acey Williams (C), Rt. 1, Box Tallulah, La.
Leroy Murphy (C), Box 8, Waverly, La.
Robert Thomas Lockett (C), Waverly, La.
David Bolin (C), Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
Robert Nelson Matthews (W), Box 2,Tallulah, La.
(missing) Box 2, Tallulah, La.
Joseph Cohron Holley (W), 905 Florida, Tallulah, La.
Lincoln Grayson (C), Box 733, Tallulah, La,
Robert Lee Neal (C), Box 352, Tallulah, La.
Billy Gene Frazier (W), Box x85, Tallulah, La.
M. C. Crosby (C), Rt. 1, Box xx4, Lake Providence, La.
E. C. Chapple (C), Waverly,La.
Mummer Lee Prater (C), Box x53, Tallulah, La.
Thurmon L. Busby (W), Box xxx, Tallulah, La.
Leroy Jackson (C), Rt. 1, Box xxx, Sondheimer, La,
Willard Lee Morrison (W), % Chicago Mill & Lbr. Co., Tallulah, La.
xxxbert Buckhalter (C), (missing)
xxx
Mooney, Jr. (W), xxxery, Tallulah, La.
xxx xxxxs, Jr. (C), Box 747, (missing)

Brig. Gen. Raymond F. Hufft Visits Local Draft Board
Madison Journal November 1950

Brig. General Raymond F. Hufft, head of the Louisiana Selective Service visited the Madison Parish Board, Thursday of last week on his tour of the 75 draft boards throughout Louisiana.

Meeting with General Hufft were members of the local board, E. E. Shamblin, James W. Davis, and field agent, Cliff C. Adams.

General Hufft was accompanied by W. R. Lewis, coordinator, and Lt. Reuter.

HUNTER S. COAD RECEIVES PROMOTION
Madison Journal November 1950

Hunter S. Coad, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Coad of Tallulah has recently been promoted to the rank of Lieut. Col. He is stationed with the 59th squadron Air Wing Dept. in England. Col. Coad saw service as a pilot in the Second World War, and is now in the regular army.

Six Madison Parish Negroes To Report For Induction Nov. 9
Madison Journal November 1950

The following named Negroes of Madison Parish have been ordered to report for induction in the U.S. Armed Forces, on November 9. They will leave Tallulah on the morning of November 9th for Shreveport, where they will be inducted:

Lincoln Adams, Box 122, Tallulah.
Douglas Wright, Rt. 2, Box 307-A, Tallulah.
William Bartlett, Rt. 2, Box 65, Tallulah.
James McNeal, Rt. 1, Box 107, Tallulah.
Joseph Newson, Tallulah,
Johnnie Lee Rogers, Delta, La.

James Woodruff Stationed At Lackland AFB
Madison Journal November 1950

James Woodruff, of Tallulah, who recently enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, is presently stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He will remain there for his basic training.

James is a former student of High school, and was a xxxxx member for 10 years.

DRAFTEES’ & VETERANS’ GUIDE

(Major Nial will answer your individual questions about problems of World War II veterans and draftees without charge. Write to him in care of The Times-Picayune, enclosing a self-addressed stamped reply envelope.)

By MAJ. THOMAS N. NIAL

(AP Newsfeatures)
Madison Journal November 1950

 

Uncle Sam now is kicking through with financial support for enlisted men's dependents. Enlisted men, but not officers, are covered by the new "basic allowance for quarters" which is retroactive to Aug. 1, 1950.

 

For enlisted men without dependents and officers, the old monthly quarters allowance remains the same. Up to now, for instance, an Army Pfc who did not live in government quarters got $45 a month whether he had dependents or not.

 

Now, however, if he has a wife and child he'll make out a Class Q allotment, the Army will credit him with $67.50 (not $45), the man will contribute $40 from his own pay and his wife will get an allotment check of $107.50.

 

Here's the allotment scale with the monthly pay for under two years' service given in parentheses after each pay grade:

Pay Grade

Number of  Serviceman's Allowance  Total

Dependents  Contribut'n  from Govt.  check to

                                                           Dependents

E-7 (198.45) and

3 or more

$80.00

$85.00

$165.00

E-6 ($169.05)

2 or less

80.00

67.50

147.50

E-5 ($139.65) and

3 or more

60.00

85.00

145.00

E-4     ($117.60)

2 or less

60.00

67.50

127.50

E-3     ($95.55),

3 or more

40.00

85.00

125.00

E-2 ($82.50) and E-1 ($80)

Two

40.00

67.50

107.50

 

one

40,00

45.00

85.00

If the man has two dependents, say a wife and dependent mother, allotment checks can be sent to both in whatever amount he wants. The total cannot he more than the amount that would go to once. He can't have more sent home unless he wants to make out another type allotment as a straight deduction from his pay. Then two separate checks will be sent to his dependents.

 

Who are dependents? A wife and children, of course. Also parents, if the serviceman provides over half their support. His parents (but not his wife) will get affidavits to fill out, giving their source of income and their expenses. In obvious dependency cases, the allowance will be paid until the affidavits are returned. If the services find parents are not dependent, the allowance must he paid back. A divorced wife does not qualify for the allowance, even if the court ordered alimony. But the children of a divorced couple do qualify. The serviceman can handle alimony with a Class E allotment in the Army or Air Force or a Class D allotment in the Navy or Marines. Its a straight deduction from pay. The government contributes nothing.

 

How about a separated wife? The services have not decided this yet, but they expect to announce a policy soon.

 

Stepchildren qualify, but not after the death or divorce of the spouse.

 

 Can checks be sent to a bank?

 

The Army and Air Force say no the case of Class Q allotment checks, but the Navy allows its men to have them deposited to the dependent's account in a bank.

 

When will the checks start coming through? The Army and Air Force say they start going out Dec. 5. The Navy says probably in November. Meanwhile the men will get the allowance in cash to send home themselves. The first cash payment on the regular pay day will cover August and September.

Local Youth Training As Air Force Technician
Madison Journal November 1950

Pfc. William E. Buckner, son of Mr. Edward A. Buckner of Walnut Street, Tallulah, is presently training as an Air Force Technician at the USAF Technical School at Ft. Francis N. Warren, Wyoming; it has been announced by Col. John C. B. Elliott, commanding officer.

At this historic former outpost outside Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Air Force is training young airmen and the many specialists needed for air power. Besides aviation, engineer skills such as plumbing, carpentry, electricity, welding, bull dozer operation and many others, the schools at Ft. Warren train clerk typists, stenographers, mechanics, diesel mechanics and many other skills needed in peace time as well as in war.

Major B. D. Capshaw Promoted To Rank Of Lt. Colonel
Madison Journal November 1950

Lt. Col. Ben D. Capshaw of Tallulah, Louisiana, was recently promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, according, to Headquarters EUSAK.

Colonel Capshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Capshaw, Sr., of 220 Lindsey Drive, Jackson, Miss., entered the Army on April 10, 1941. During World War II he was a member of the 207th Field Artillery Group. Arriving in the Far East Command on March 30, 1950, he joined EUSAK on July 11. He is currently serving as Assistant Operations Officer, G-3 Section, Eighth Army Headquarters.

His wife, Mrs. Georgia R. Capshaw resides at 508 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, La.

George Jordan, Jr. Calls from Korea After Being Wounded
Madison Journal November 1950

Pfc. George Jordan, Jr., 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan, of Baton Rouge, telephoned his parents Tuesday evening of this week from Korea, after being wounded in the leg while fighting on the front line.

George, the nephew of Mrs. A. L. Sevier, Tallulah, joined the United States Marine Corps the first of 1948. Prior to that time he was a first year student at Louisiana State University studying medicine.

His grandmother is Mrs. G. W. Jordan, Sr., of Tallulah.

Former Tallulian Stationed In England
Madison Journal November 1950

Sgt.Thomas W. Miller, a former resident of Tallulah for a number of years, who for the past several: years has been stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., left recently for a tour of duty in England.

Sgt. Miller is a graduate of Tallulah High School, and prior to entering the service was employed by Chicago Mill & Lumber Co.

Tallulah Soldier Truly A World Traveler
Madison Journal December 1950

In exactly two months and two days from the time he left the United States for service in Korea, Pfc. Carl "Cotton" Carter, was in the Army Hospital in San Francisco, California, recovering from wounds received in battle near the Manchurian border.

Carter, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carter, Tallulah, enlisted in the United States Army March 20 of this year, and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas for 6 months before going overseas.

On the 5th of October he flew to Japan and was assigned to the 2nd Division, 9th Infantry before reporting to the front. On November 25th, Carter, acting assistant squad leader of his platoon, was shot twice through the left leg with a Chinese burp gun, and before receiving medical attention, had walked 100 yards with a broken leg.

He was transferred to the Army Hospital, Japan, and on Dec. 7th was flown to San Francisco, where he remained a short time before being sent to Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Besides being awarded the Purple Heart, Pfc. Carter has been cited for the Silver Star for bravery in battle way beyond the call of duty while under enemy fire. He was credited with saving the life of a comrade, whom he carried on his back 150 yards back behind the lines. The wounded soldier weighed approximately 225 pounds, Carter weighed 165.

Carter, who arrived in Tallulah last week for the Christmas holidays, when questioned about the Korean War, stated that 25 miles from the Manchurian border, where he was wounded, the snow was approximately waist deep in the mountains. In his platoon, which he stated was comprised of white and negro soldiers, was negro Sergeant, who sacrificed his own life to save Carter's. Carter related that the Sgt. shouted and shoved him into a fox hole shortly before a hand grenade exploded. When Carter crawled from the fox hole, he said the negro Sgt. had been blown up by the grenade blast.

He went on to say that when they ate, they had good chow, but several times they went without food for four or five days at a time.

His leg in a cast at present, Carter gets around on crutches, and although it will be quite some time before he will have the full use of his leg, he is in good spirits, for he says he knows there won't be any more fighting for him.

Five Madison Parish Men to Report For Induction Dec. 8th
Madison Journal December 1950

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, has received a draft call for December 8th, and the following men have been ordered to report on that date. They will leave here on the morning of the 8th, by bus, and will report to Shreveport, La., for induction.

The names and address are listed below, the last two men being delinquents:
Calvin L. Watson (C), Rt. 2, Box 69, Tallulah, La.
James Washington (C), General Delivery, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Madison Hattaway (W), Sondheimer, La.
Roosevelt Jackson (C), Box 181, Tallulah, La.
Lincoln Grayson (C), Box 733, Tallulah, La.

Two Tallulah Youths Report for Duty with Marine Reserves
Madison Journal January 1951

Information was received this week by the Journal, that two Tallulah youths have reported for duty with the Marine Corps Reserve.

Bill Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jones, 606 LaSalle St., and Merlin Christian, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Christian, 915 Ella St., left for duty with the Marine Reserve Corps after enlisting on January 10th.

Bill was a student of Northeast Louisiana State College, Monroe, and Christian was a student of Louisiana Tech, Ruston, La.

Cordes Williamson Leaves for Active service Wednesday
Madison Journal January 1951

Cordes Williamson, of 901-A Johnson, St., Tallulah, left Wednesday for Fort Sill, Oklahoma, after receiving his call to report for active duty with the United States Army.

Cordes, who holds the rank of Sergeant, has been employed by Stewart-Owen & Co. since August, 1947. His wife, Mrs. Betty Williamson, is presently employed by the Madison Parish School Board.

Headline missing
Madison Journal January 1951

R. N. Ware, Jr, was recently appointed Civilian Defense Director for Madison Parish, and H. C. Massey, appointed director for Tallulah by Governor Earl C. Long.

Massey stated that there is no need at the present time for any immediate action, but instructions are being received and filed, and preparations are being made for necessary action when the time arrives.

He went on to say that all residents of Tallulah and the Parish would be notified and instructed what to do in case of an emergency. This, he said, would be done in advance of any such emergency

The Tallulah director stated that Lt. Gov. William Dodd, State Director, would be here Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, at which time he will show the films of the Atomic bombing during World War II, showing the damage and destruction caused by the atom bomb.

Following the 35 minute showing of the films, Lt. Gov. Dodd will speak briefly on Civilian Defense.

Mr. Massey and Mr. Ware urge alI citizens possible to attend the meeting Tuesday afternoon in the court room of the Court House.

Three Tallulah Youths Enlist In Marine Corps
Madison Journal February 1951

Hess Curry, Harold Ogden, and Payton Woodrow Farish, all of Tallulah, have recently enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, and are presently stationed at Paris Island, South Carolina, where they are receiving their basic "Boot" training.

Curry, 21, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Curry, 604 DeSoto St., and Ogden, 22, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ogden, Route 1, Delhi, enlisted on January 8, and left Tallulah January 11th.

Farish, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lane, enlisted January 19th in New Orleans.

Local Youth Returns to U. S. After Nine Months Aboard Ship
Madison Journal February 1951

After nine months in Far Eastern waters aboard his ship, the heavy cruiser USS Rochester, Charles E. Wilson, seaman, USN, of Tallulah, La., is coming home.

Arrangements have been made to grant leave to all members of the crew in February and March following docking in the United States and during a period of overhaul.

The ship and its crew have received high praise from the Commander of United Nations Naval Forces in the Far East, the Commander of the Seventh Fleet, and the brother services.

From the beginning of the Korean incident, the Rochester spent long and strenuous periods in Korean waters and conducted effective fire support to the forces ashore. The men who manned the guns and serviced the cruiser during the nine tense months were particularly singled out for their effective support of the Inchon landings.

Pvt. Buddy Friday To Report For Active Duty Sunday
Madison Journal February 1951

According to information received this week by the Journal, Pvt. Buddy Friday, 25, Tallulah, leaves Sunday for active duty with the U. S. Army, and will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S. C., for his basic training. Following his basic he will report to Camp Gordon, Ga., where he will be assigned to the Military Police.

Pvt. Friday enlisted in the Army Reserves last December 15th at Vicksburg, Miss., and was examined on January 9th. He received his call to active service this past Saturday.

Two Men from Madison Parish Report for Induction February 1
Madison Journal February 1951

Madison Parish Selective Board, Number 36, announced this week that two Madison Parish men have been ordered to report for induction into the Armed Forces on February 1st. The two men and their present addresses are as follows:

Robert Raymond Rush (white), 400 E, Craig St., Tallulah
John A. Willhite (white), Box 725, Tallulah

Three Local Negroes Volunteer for Army Service This Week
Madison Journal February 1951

An announcement from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, this week stated that three Tallulah Negroes have volunteered in the U. S. Army, and left yesterday for induction, with the February 1 Madison Parish call:

Thomas Warren, 316 N. Walnut St.,
D. L. Williams, Box 696 and
Louis Foster.

Rector Jones, also colored, E. Levee St., who had previously enlisted in the Army, also left yesterday for induction.

Three 18-year-old Negroes from Tallulah, who have enlisted, will report for induction in the February 6 call. They are:
Bobbie Lee Robinson, Box 729,
Eugene Winston and
Roosevelt Martin, Box 167.

This makes a total of 8 volunteers in the past week, the draft board announcement concluded.

Two White Youths, One Negro Enlist From Here Wed.
Madison Journal February 1951

An announcement from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, stated this week that two white youths and one negro from Tallulah, enlisted in the Regular Army, and left Thursday morning to report for their physical examinations in Shreveport.

The two white enlistees are Kenneth Donovan, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Donovan, 311 South Chestnut St., and Thurmon Busby, 21, a transferee from Opelousas, La.

The negro volunteer is Virge Finley, Jr., 21.

Under the new volunteer system, men enlisting in the Army are inducted fcr the same length of time as draftees.


Virgil R. Neumann, inducted into Army 3/5/1951

Joe Halbach Leaves for Air Corps Friday
Madison Journal March 1951


Joe Halbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Halbach, 906 Tampa St., Tallulah, left last Friday for Lackland Air Fotce Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he will receive basic training with the United States Air Corps.

Joe, a graduate of Tallulah High School, enlisted in the Air Corps several weeks ago, and had been waiting for his call, which he received this past week.

Madison Parish Civil Defense Committees Recently Appointed
Madison Journal March 1951

At a meeting, held in the City Hall, February 20th, the following committees and Deputys of the Civil Defense organization for Madison Parish and the Village of Tallulah were appointed:

Director—R. N. Ware, Jr.

Assistant Director and Director for Tallulah—H. C. Massey.

Deputy, Lamar T. Loe— Committee : T. A. Cagnolatti, Public Works; J. W. Craig, Highway; Ilar Osborne, Transportation; Ed Eiland, Engineering; J. B. Massey, Air Raid warnings; Bill Eaker, Communications.

Deputy, Edgar Lancaster—Committee: Mark Brown, Police; Maurice Ursery, Plant Protection; Herbert Massey, Fire; Lloyd Shelton, Warden; George Kimbrough, Mutual Aid.

Deputy M. B. Christian—Committee: Dr. B. C. Abernathy, Medical and health; Dr. George Webb, Medical; R. C. Gaines, Radiological defense; Max McDonald, Agriculture; Jimmy Yeates, Chemical defense; Garland Langford, food and livestock.

Deputy A. J. Boswell—Committee: R. L. Bailey, Evacuation; J. F. Kilpatrick, Emergency housing; Shirley Briggs, Civilian war aid; Mrs. Hugh Montgomery, Public Welfare.

Deputy R. R. Spigener—Committee: C. E. Hester, Administration; Chris Keller, Planning; M. A. Phillips, Education; Mrs. E. O. Edgerton, Education; Mrs. Dowell
Capshaw, Public Information.

Three Tallulah Marines Home On Boot" Leave
Madison Journal March 1951

Following their completion of eight weeks "Boot" training at the Marine Corps Training Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Hess Curry, Jr., A. S. (Harold) Ogden and Merlin Christian arrived it Tallulah this week for an eight day leave before reporting to thei new stations.

Before enlisting in the Corp January 16th, Pfc. Curry was student of Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, La., Pfc Ogden was employed by the Delta Hardware Company, St. Joseph La., Pfc. Christian, who enlisted a week earlier; was a student at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, La.

Curry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Curry, 604 DeSoto Street. Ogden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ogden, Tallulah, and Christian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Christian, 915 Ella St. All three are graduates of Tallulah High School.

Following their short leave Curry and Ogden are to report to Camp Lejeune, South Carolina for assignment, and Christian will report back to Parris Island before leaving for the west coast.

3 Tallulah Youths Volunteer For Air Force Duty
Madison Journal March 1951

Hugh Holly, Billy Windham and Ira Hue Ervin, all of Tallulah, volunteered in the United States Air Corps last week, and after passing the required examinations, left for basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Hugh, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holly, 905 Florida Street, and Billy, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Windham, Tallulah, left Friday morning from Shreveport. Ira Hue, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Ervin, 313 S. Walnut Street, left Monday morning of this week.

Billy is a graduate of Tallulah High School of the Class of 1949, and Ira Hue is a graduate of the Class of 1950. Hugh was a senior at the time of his enlistment.

Madison Youths Enlist For Air Forces Duty
Madison Journal March 1951

Two mere young men of Madison Parish have volunteered of recent date for the U.S. Air Forces, according to Sgt. Sidney Harrison, Area Recruiter.


Arthur McKaskle (Thigpen) enlisted in AF March, 1951

The two men, James Traxler, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Traxler, Delhi; and Arthur McKaskle, son of Mrs. P. B. Thigpen, and the late Mr. McKaskle, are presently receiving their basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Tallulah Reserve Officer Ordered To Active Naval Duty
Madison Journal March 1951

Mr. Harlan M. Cullum, manager of Mid-West Dairy Products Corporation, Tallulah, received his call February 2nd, to report for active duty with the United States Navy on March 5th.

Cullum, who holds the rank of Lt. (SG), was a deck gunnery officer during World War II, and has served with the Navy since 1939, having been on active duty from that time until 1946. From 1943 to 1946 he served aboard an ammunition ship in the South Pacific, and prior to that time, for 44 months, he was stationed at an ammunition depot in the Panama Canal Zone.

Lt. Cullum, who came to Tallulah June of last year from Lake Charles, La., where he was manager of that branch, left Wednesday night for Washington, D. C., where he is to report for gunnery instruction before being assigned to duty. He is married and is the father of a 4-year-old son, and a daughter, 3.

Cullum is believed to be the first reserve officer of any branch of service from Tallulah to report for active duty.

Stationed At Camp Pendleton, California
Madison Journal April 1951

Pfc. Merlin Christian, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Christian, Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Doris Christian, is presently stationed at Camp Pendleton, Ocean Side, California.

Merlin volunteered into the Marine Corps January 13th, and received his "Boot" training at Paris Island, South Carolina.

E. H. Pritts Returns Following Nine Months Sea Duty
Madison Journal April 1951

Return of a warrior with the knowledge of having helped establish records unequalled by any other carrier based flying organization in the Korean hostilities is Everett H. Pritts, aviation machinist's mate, third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Pritts, of Flushing, Ohio, and husband of Mrs. Margie Manning Pritts of 712 Beech St., Tallulah, a member of Carrier Air Group 11.

In combat for nine months, which is longer than any other group, the following records were made:

1. The first Navy pilot to shoot down an enemy MIG jet fighter.
2. Sorties flown, 9,673. (More than twice as many as any other group.)
3. Hours in the air, 23,107(Unsurpassed).
4. An average of 80 strike missions per man. (One-third more than the next ranking group)
5. A record 9,000,000 pounds of ammunition dropped on the enemy.
6. Carrier landings, 10,000. (Unequalled to date).

In addition, the air group was highly instrumental in the successful completions of the Inchon landing and the famous Hungnam withdrawal.

Wallace D. Walker Enlists In Air Corps
Madison Journal April 1951

Wallace Darrow Walker 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Walker, 403 South Walnut Tallulah, left last week for Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he will receive his basic training.

Wallace, a student of Northeast Louisiana College, Monroe, La., volunteered in the Air Corps two weeks ago, and received orders to report for training last week.

April Pre-Induction Call For Madison Parish Is 81 Men
Madison Journal April 1951

The Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, has received a pre-induction call for April 9th, which is for 34 men, whose names and present addresses appear below.

Of the thirty-four men to report for examinations on the above date, six are white, the remaining 28 colored.

Leon Smith (C) Tallulah, La.
Ernest Francis, Jr., (C), Houston, Texas.
Robert Wilson (C), Tallulah, La.
Morris Montgomery (C), Willow Brook, Calif.
Cleveland Whalem (C), Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Williams (C), Sondheimer, La.
(Twenty-two more illegible because of torn paper)
Harold Ellis Tyler (C), trans­fer from Lake Providence, La.
Roosevelt Duncan (C), transfer from Lake Providence, La.
Thedarrell Thorlan Smith (W), transfer from Conway, Ark.

The following 57 men from Madison Parish, have been ordered to report for pre-induction on April 11th. Their names and addresses are as follows:
Ennis Sims (C), Monroe, La.
Eugene Ross (C), Tallulah, La.
Ernest Strange (C), Sondheimer, La.
Henry Washington (C), Tallulah, La.
Prentis Day (C), Waverly, La.
Nathaniel Farmer (C), Tallulah, La.
Leon Robinson (C), Tallulah, La.
Clois Clifton King (W), Delhi, La.
Robert Lee Turpin (C), Tallulah, La.
Ira Lexing (C), Los Angeles, Calif.
Willard Charles Walker (W), Delhi, La.
Aaron Bonney (C), Sondheimer, La.
William Mills (C), Tallulah, La.
Carl Lee Hancock (W), Tallulah, La.
Columbus Lyndbergh Claiborn (C), Tallulah, La.
Percy Sims (C), Tallulah, La.
Phillip Osborne (C), Tallulah, La.
Earl Wiggins (C), Sondheimer, La.
Theodore Isreal, Jr. (C), Tallulah, La.
Joe Kline, Jr. (C), Tallulah, La.
Curtis Wimberly (C), Tallulah, La.
Charlie Howard Sims (W), Delhi, La.
William Lenard Johnson (W), Oakdale, La.
Henry Odis Cockerham (C) Epps, La.
Archie Allen (C), Tallulah, La.
Carl Odell Tatum (W), Delhi, La.
Loyd Hattaway (W), Sondheimer, La.
Lawrence Bell Russell (C), Farmerville, La.
Mozell Moore (C), Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Moore (C), Tallulah, La.
Billy Lewis Faught (W), Vicksburg, Miss.
Ernest C. Crump (C), Tallulah, La.
Frank Shelby Richard (W), Olla, La.
George Bell Dixon (C), Tallulah, La.
Johnny L. McWilliams (C), Greenville, Miss.
Lester Ray McIntyre (W), Tallulah, La.
Frank B. Bailey (C), Waverly, La.
Abel Eisley (C), Tallulah, La.
Cornelious Berry, Jr. (C), Tallulah, La.
Nathaniel Reece, Jr. (C) Tallulah, La.
Simmie James (C), Mound, La.
Eddie Taylor, Jr., (C), Chicago, Ill.
Fred Whitfield (C), Delhi, La.
Willie D. Hogan (W), Delhi, La.
Amos Simpson (C), Mangham, La.
Eddie Lee Johnson (C), Tallulah, La.
Edward Harold Fisher (W), University, Miss.
George Thomas (C), Los Angeles, Calif.
John Hawkins, Jr. (C), Sondheimer, La.
Alvin Coleman (C), Tallulah, La
Willie Higgins, Jr. (C), Tallulah, La.
Curtis Leotis Sykes (W), Waverly, La.
Willie Lee Rusle (C), Translyvania, La.
Charlie Bartlett (C), Tallulah, La.
Claud Bill Thompson (W), Tallulah, La.
Renford Talbert Williams (W), Waverly, La.
James D. Sanders (C), Delta, La.

9 Madison Men to Report For Induction April 9th
Madison Journal April 1951

The following 9 men from Madison Parish men have been ordered to report for induction into the U.S. Army, April 9th:

The first four named men are volunteers.
Ulies Baker, Jr. (C), Shreveport La.
Bennie Waddill Clark (C), Tallulah, La.
Jessie Lee Terrell (C), Milwaukee, Wisc.
William Carol Roberson (W), Tallulah, La.
Albert William Presley (W), Rayville, La.
Fredo Garcia (W), Tallulah, La.
Leroy Murphy (C), Waverly, La.
Walter Harris (C), Tallulah, La.
Charlie Williams, Jr. (C), El Paso, Texas (Delinquent).
David Lee Skinner (C), transfer from Los Angeles, Calif.

The following two named men are to report for pre-induction examination on April 12th:
Wallace Darrow Walker (W), Tallulah, La.
John Andrew Helgason (W), Washington, Miss.


Herbert M. Wilson, John H. Newell, Jr., Henry H. Hoffman and Ira E. Antley, inducted into Army on May 7, 1951

Stationed At Camp McCoy, Wisconsin
Madison Journal May 1951

Rct. Lincoln Adams, 25-year-old­ son of Martha Adams, Box 122, Tallulah, is presently stationed at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, one of the major training centers in .the Fifth Army, which was reactivated in September, 1950.

Rct. Adams, who entered the service November 9, 1950, is attached to the 645th Engineers.

Colored Madison G. I. Home from Korea; On Rotation Plan
Madison Journal May 1951

Under the new rotation program Louisiana G.I.'s were among the 124 Army officers and 1,781 enlisted men returning from the Korean war. Among the returning war veterans was Pfc. Henry Grayson, (Colored), of Box 894, Tallulah, who is the first Madison Parish serviceman to return home on the new program.

Following their departure from the transport, Gen. R. L. Howze, the returning soldiers were given a checkup at Camp Stoneman on San Francisco Bay, before leaving       for home and a well-earned vacation.

Former Tallulian Receives First Aid Course at Naval Sta.
Madison Journal May 1951

Navy pilots have to know how to protect themselves against the stifling heat of the jungle as well as the cold blasts of the Artic region.

Lt. Frank Sistrunk, USN, formerly of 806, Tallulah, La., and husband of the former Miss Helen Lepkowski of 12548 Moran St., Detroit, Mich., recently completed a first aid course at the U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., which dealt with protection from heat and cold.

He was instructed about what to wear, how to protect himself, and personal hygiene in any kind of climate. He also learned how to treat wounds and injuries suffered by himself or others.

Lt. Robt. B. Long Receives Degree In Engineering
Madison Journal May 1951

Lt. Robert G. Long, Jr., USCG, of Delta was among the 840 candidates graduating recently at the 145 commencement of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.

Long, a member of the Navy Civil Engineers Corps, received the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Son of Mrs. Lida Kent Long, of Delta, he was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1941 and from the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn., in 1945. He is a veteran of World War II.

Lt. Long is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and was named to Tau Beta Pi, national engineering society, at Rensselaer.

Earl J. McGrath, U. S. Commissioner of Education, was the commencement speaker for this class the largest ever graduated at Rensselaer.  


A/C Bill Payne, May 1951, after completing basic.

Sgt. C. E. Williamson Receives Letter of C ommendation
Madison Journal June 1951

Sgt. Cordes E. Williamson, enlisted reservist who was called back for active duty January 17, 1951, received the following letter of commendation from his commanding officer:

TO: SFC Cordes E. Williamson

Officer Candidate School Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Upon the termination of your three month's service under my command, I should like to commend you for your highly outstanding performance of duty.

During the period of approximately 90 days you served in the capacity of enlisted instructor to Officer Candidate School Classes Nos. 1 and 2, not only was your instruction, indoctrination, and assistance instrumental in bringing those two classes to a high standard of proficiency and efficiency, but you also played a major part in setting the standards by which future classes at this school will be guided. Your work fulfilled the highest possible requirements of the non-commissioner officers' corps.

This letter should be made a part of your official record and placed in your 201 file.

/s/ L. D. Kinnard

Capt. Arty
Commanding

8 Madison Men To Report June 11 For Induction
Madison Journal June 1951

The following men have been ordered to report for induction on June 11, 1951. They are to report to the Local Board Office in the City Hall at 8 a.m. and will be sent to Shreveport, La. William Burns is the only volunteer in this group.

William Burns, Box 47, Mound La. (N).
Donald J. Turnage, 132 Holland, St. Palo Alto, Calif. (W).
Isaac Jackson, Rt. 1, Box 3, Tal Tallulah, La. (N).
Bernard Turner, 120 Jackso St., Las Vegas, Nev. (N).
Lefay Ezell, Waverly, La. (W)
William M. Thompson, Rt.1, Box 103, Tallulah, La. (N).
James Wilkerson, Jr., Box 72, Tallulah, La. (N).
Major Harris, Rt. 1, Box Dumas, Ark., (N).

In Korea
Madison Journal June 1951

Pfc. Robert V. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. West, Monroe, La., formerly of Tallulah, is presently stationed in Korea, serving with an Artillery unit of the 24th Infantry Division.

Stationed At Fort Lewis, Washington
Madison Journal June 1951

William Carol Roberson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Roberson, of Tallulah, who has recently been transferred from Camp Chaffee, Ark., to Fort Lewis, Washington.

Pfc. Roberson was inducted in the Army April 9th. He was a student of Tallulah High School prior to his induction.

Tallulah Youths Now Stationed At Lackland AF Base, San Antonio
Madison Journal June 1951

Pvt. Arthur McKaskle (left),18, son of Mrs. P. B. Thigpen, P. O. Box 1081, and Pvt. Ira H. Ervin (right) 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Ervin, 313 S. Walnut St., both of Tallulah, are completing their AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

 

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Aesource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

 

Their basic training is preparing them for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of their aptitude and incli­nation for following a particular vocation and career.

Madison Negroes on July 9 Draft List
Madison Journal July 1951

The following six colored men have been ordered to report for induction on July 9th, 1951, the first two being volunteers:
Lee A. Winston, 1929 W. Walnut St., Chicago, Ill.
John D. Baker 603 N. Chestnut St., Tallulah, La.
Charlie Butler, Tallulah, La.
Jessie J. Taylor, 320 S. Main Ave., Pasco, Washington.
Herman V. Jones, Rt. 2, Box 61, Tallulah, La.
Joseph Elliott, Box 224. Tallulah, La.

Six Madison Parish Negroes have been ordered to report for Preinduction examination on July 9th, 1951. They are as follows:
Morris Credit, 311 W. Green St., Tallulah, La.
Jessie L. Johnson. Rt. 2, Box 155, Tallulah, La.
Walter L. Harris, Rt. 5, Box 89, Rayville, La.
Sum Prater, Tallulah, La.
Eugene Ross, Rt. 1, Box 25, Delhi, La.
Earl Turner, Rt. 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.

63 Madison Parish Men in Sept. 11 Pre-Induction Call
Two Negroes Called In September 12th Induction Call
 
Madison Journal September 1951

Sixty-three Madison Parish registrants, fifteen white men and forty-eight negroes, have been ordered to report for their preinduction examinations in the September 11th call, according to an announcement received from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board Number 36, this week.

The 63 men, whose names and present addresses are listed below will report for their examinations in Shreveport, La., on the above named date.

White:
Renford Tolbert Williams, Waverly, La.
Andrew B. Hill, Jr., 516 Springdale Ave., Long Beach, N.J.
Johnny Alfred Sykes Box 6, Waverly, La.
Harvey William Wilson, Box 2, Tallulah, La.
Billy Don Watson, 117 Scott,  Tallulah, La.
Huey Pierce Jones, 1201 Wood St., Jackson. Miss.
William Earl Givens, Rt. 1. Box 77, Sondheimer, La.
Barney Loraine Holloway, Rt. 1, Box 155, Delhi, La.
Wilburn Lee Moffett, Rt. 1, Box 140 Tallulah, La.
Gilbert Wayne Clark, 702 Beech St., Tallulah, La.
Henry Olivoe, Jr., Rt. 2, Box 117, Tallulah, La.
Harvey Neathery, Jr., Rt. 1, box 209, Delhi, La.
John Clois Arender, 410 N. chestnut St., Tallulah, La.
Elijah Thomas Thornton, Box 1, Waverly, La.
Virgil Bryant, Rt. 1, Pioneer, La.

Colored:
Ernest Leo Thomas, 2937 Bishop St., Jackson, Miss.
Cleveland Miller Levingston, Box 118-B, Tallulah, La.
Richard Cotton, Jr., Rt. 1 Box 88 Tallulah, La.
Lonnie Duncan, Tallulah, La.
Henry Coleman, Jr., 219 Mulberry St., Tallulah, La.
Clyde Cooper, Rt. 1, c/o Noel Marcam, Lake Providence, La.
Mose Robinson, RL 1, Box 187, Tallulah, La.
James Brooks, 271 W. King St. San Bernardino, Calif.
Leon Butler, Gen. Del., Marksville, La.
Arvin Larance Blackwell, Box Castor, La.
Abe Dorsey, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 10, Tallulah, La.
John Thomas, Jr., Rt. 1, Box A, Tallulah, La.
Lamer Williams, Box 254, Tallulah, La.
Leon Dunigan, Rt. 2, Box 74, Delhi, La.
Andrew Lee Fountain, Rt. 2, Box 192 Delhi, La.
William Butler, 741 South 15th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Raymond Leslie Clark, Box 336, Tallulah, La.
Levi Davis, Tallulah, La.
Culie Kinsey, Rt. 1, Box 187, Tallulah, La.
Andrew Sansberry, 149 McAllister St., San Francisco, Calif.
Freddie Lee Page, 18 Dun­leith Ave., Natchez, Miss.
Otto Baity, Jr., Box 436, Tallulah, La.
Tom Berry, Rt. 1, Box 220, Tallulah, La.
Alex Hartman, Jr., 814 W. Clark St., Milwaukee, Wis.
Matt Anderson, Jr., 210 Mountain View, San Bernardino, Calif.
Odell Henry, Tallulah, La.
L. V. Calvin, 3978 19th St., Ecorse, Mich.
Robert Lee Davis, Rt. 2, Box33, Shelby, Miss.
Dolfray Deans, Rt. 2, Box 188, Delhi La.
Lenard Brooks, Rt. 1, Box 134-A, Tallulah, La.
Robert D. Loyd, Rt. 1, Box 156, Delhi, La.
William Myles, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 143, Leland, Miss.
Richard L. Johnson, Warden, La.
George Kinsey, Rt. 2, Box 297, Tallulah, La.
James Page, Rt. 2, Box 2-h, Tallulah, La.
Aurtha Lee Banks, 610 Monroe St., Las Vegas, Nevada.
Willie Shaman, 2910 Laclede, St. Louis, Mo.
Waffle Lee Douglas, Tallulah,  La.
John C. Binion, Rt. 1, Box 341, Tallulah, La.
Mallie Johnson, Rt. 2, Box 193-a, Delhi, La.
James C. Cotton, Rt. 1, Box 159 Tallulah, La.
Charlie Polly, Rt. 3, Box 11AA Delhi, La.
C. P. Funches, 3238 Congress St., New Orleans, La.
Boley Grayson, Box 733, Tallulah, La.
Tom Morris, Jr., Box 504, Tallulah. La.
Johnnie Dixon, Box 62, Delta La.

The two men ordered to report for induction in the September 12th call are Ira Lexing, 600 W Green St., Tallulah, La., and Eddie Taylor, Jr., 5244 S. Parkway Chicago, Ill., both colored.

19 Local Married Registrants Report For Physicals, Oct. 25
Madison Journal October 1951

 

An announcement received this week from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36, reported that nineteen Madison Parish registrants (six white, and 13 negroes), have been ordered to report for pre-induction on Thursday, October 25th.

 

The announcement stated that the October 25th call is for married men without children.

 

Those ordered to report are: Everett Edward Holloway (W), Rt. 1, Box 156, Delhi, La.

Rudolph Stewart, Jr. (C), Tallulah, La.

Solomon Johnson (C), 1107 Chestnut St., Oakland, Calif.

Frank Turner (C), 2307 Hastings, Detroit, Mich.

William Oliver Ates (W), c/o L. C. Chapman, Wisner, La.

Archie Vonzhel Sharpe (W), 712 Johnson St., Tallulah, La.

Bertrand Bond Thornton (W), Waverly, La.

Wilson Robert Bowie (C), 635 College St., Beaumont, Texas.

Eddie Lee Rone (C), Box 1125, Tallulah, La.

Andrew Johnson Williams, Jr., (C), Box 24, Mound, La.

George Giles (C), 2021 Dannel St., New Orleans, La.

Earl Kemp (W), Delhi, La.
Melvin Gibson (C), 9071/2 Jones St., Fort Worth, Texas.

Jessie James Williams (C), c/o Watson McDonald, Delta, La.

Columbus Jackson (C), 1430 E. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.

Horace Russell (W), Rt. 1, Box 52, Sondheimer, La.

Arnett Perkins (C), RI 1, Box 77, Tallulah, La.

D. L. Williams (C), Box 695 Tallulah, La.

Isiah Johnson (C), Box 464, Tallulah, La.

 

One Local Draft Registrant Reports For Induction, Oct. 29
Madison Journal October 1951

Curtis Leotis Sykes, (W), of Waverly, La., has been listed by the Madison Parish draft board, as the only local registrant reporting for induction into the armed forces, on Monday, October 29th.

 

Wainwright Stuckey Home On Leave
Madison Journal October 1951

James Wainwright. Stuckey, ETSN, U. S. Navy, spent last week with his mother, Mrs. Alice Stuckey and his aunt, Miss Gene Stringer, at their home in Tallulah.

 

One Madison Parish Registrant In Oct. 8 Induction Call

One Delinquent to Report for Oct. 8 Induction
Madison Journal October 1951

A report from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, No. 36, stated that week that one Madison parish registrant has been ordered to report for induction into the armed services in the October 8th call. He is Alvin Coleman (C) of Box 305, Tallulah, La.

 

James Woods (C) of Delta, La., has also been ordered to report for induction on October 8th as a delinquent.

 

Madison Youths In U. S. Air Force
Madison Journal October 1951

The following named young men of Madison parish have enlisted in the AF of recent date, according to Sgt. Sidney Harrison, Area Recruiter for the Army and Air Force:

Almin McAdams, Waverly and James E. Kemp, Route 1, Tallulah. They will receive basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, and then will be assigned to an AF Technical School for further training.

Gilbert W. Clark Completes Basic Course At Lackland
Madison Journal November 1951

Pvt. Gilbert W. Clark, 19, son of Mrs. E. V. Clark, 702 Beech St., Tallulah, has completed his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

 

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Resource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

 

His basic training has prepared him for entrance into Air Force Technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course included a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclina­tion for following a particular vocation and career.

 

WILBURN MOFFETT IS STATONED AT SHEPHARD FIELD, TEX.
Madison Journal November 1951

Word has recently been received by the Journal that Wilburn L. Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moffett, Tallulah, is presently stationed at Shephard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, where he is receiving his basic training.

 

Prior to his enlistment in the Air Forces Moffett was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Tallulah.

 

3 Madison Registrants In November 6th Induction Call
Madison Journal November 1951

Three Madison parish regis­trants, two white and one negro have been ordered to report for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States in the November 6th induction call, according to a report from the local draft board.

 

The three men, having passed their pre-induction examination are:

Renford Tolbert Williams (W) Waverly, La.

Alvin Larance Blackwell (C) Route 1, Box 6, Castor, La.

Harry William Wilson (W), Box 172, Tallulah, La.

 

Local Youths Enlist In Air Forc es
Madison Journal November 1951

Sgt. Sidney Harrison, Army and Air Force recruiter of this area announced this week that Billy D. Watson, Scott Street, and Billy D. Jackson, both of Tallulah, have recently volunteered for the Air Force, and will leave here Monday, November 26, for Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they will receive their basic training.

 

Sgt. Harrison urges others who may be interested in volunteering for the Army or Air Force to contact him at the post office, Tallulah, Monday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 o'clock.

 

Four Madison Parish Registrants In Nov. 27 Induction Call

Three Called As Delinquents
Madison Journal November 1951

Four Madison Parish registrants have been ordered to report for induction into the armed forces on November 27, according to a report from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, number 36.

 

The four registrants, three being inducted as delinquents, will leave here the morning of Tuesday, November 27th. Their names and present addresses are listed below, the first three being delinquents:

Frank Turner, (C), 2307 Hastings, Chicago. Ill.

Solomon Johnson (C), 1007 Chestnut St., Tallulah, La.

Melvin Gibson (C), 9071/2 Jones St., Ft. Worth, Texas.

William Marvel Thompson (C), Rt. 1, Box 103, Tallulah, La.

 

12 Local Registrants to Get Physical Exams Nov. 26th
Madison Journal November 1951

Mrs. Martha Sevier, Clerk of the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, number 36, announced this week that 12 Madison registrant have been ordered to report for pre-induction on Monday, November 26th.

 

The 12 men will take the physical examinations in Shreveport. Names and addresses of each are as follows:

William A. Keller (W), 403 S Elm St., Tallulah, La.

William Oliver Ates (W), Rt 1, Box 85, Tallulah, La
Harvel Dean Loflin (W), 70E S. Elm St., Tallulah, La.

Robert Hamilton Allen (W) 3321 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia Pa.

Cleophus Alexander (C), Waverly, La.

Johnny Walker Johnson Rogers (W), Box 1, Waverly, La.
Theodore R. Page, Jr., (C), Rt 2, Box 307, Tallulah, La.

Sam Givens (C), 2922 S. Prairie St., Chicago, Ill.

Earl Cliff Kline (C), Box 737 Tallulah, La.

James Davis Hampton (C), Rt 1, Box 158, Sondheimer, La.

Claud Bill Thompson (W), 20 E. Green St., Tallulah, La.

Glen K. Cullum (W), Box 149 Newellton, La.

 

Fort Sam Houston MFSS Instructor Gets Promotion
Madison Journal November 1951

Willis R. Dawson of Tallulah, stationed at Fort Sam Houston, has been promoted from second to first lieutenant in the Air Force Medical service corps, it was announced recently. He was presented his new insignia by Major General Joseph I. Martin, commandant at the Medical Field Service school.

 

Lieutenant Dawson, who first held an army commission during World War II, was recalled to active duty last February and assigned to the 1077 Hospital squadron, Medical Field Service school, as instructor. The school trains both army and air force personnel scheduled for assignments in military hospitals and medical field units.

 

A 1938 graduate of Southern University, Scotlandville, La., Lt. Dawson has been a teacher in vocational and agricultural subjects for several years in Madison and West Carroll Parishes. His wife, Mardell Dawson, and daughter, Eleanor, 12, now reside in Tallulah. A son, Henry, 20, is a private (first class) with the air force police at March Field, California.

General Hufft Discusses Draft Policies Here
Madison Journal December 1951

General Raymond Hufft, state draft director, recently discussed draft changes, policies and problems here with the Madison Parish draft board at the Selective Serv­ice office in the City Hall.

It was pointed out by General Hufft that Louisiana is one of the few states in the union which has been able to supply all its calls and the only state in the fourth area making all the calls.

"Calls will be increased after the first of January," General Hufft raid. "We don't know how many, but it will be a substantial increase."

General Hufft explained that his visit with the board here was routine and within a few weeks he will meet with all the draft boards in the state.

The new act, General Hufft said, covers men up to 35 years of age, however, it will not be necessary for this group to reregister.

"In the event of total mobilization all men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 will probably be required to register," the director declared.

During an open discussion in which board members questioned the general on problems confronting the draft board here, it was explained that there is no list available for essential occupations and these cases must be determined by the local board.

In making these decisions, the General asserted, that the salary, time with the company and the job.

However, he said, "I know of no essential activities of a boy between the ages of 18 and 26."

With reference to the reserve units, General Hufft said, members of an unorganized reserve unit are subject to draft, however, a blanket 90 day postponement will be given those who are called up in order that they may have the opportunity to enlist in the same branch of service they previously served with.

Members of the National Guard who enlisted after July 1, 1951 are classified as 1-A, according to the General.

"A man can enlist in the National Guard before he is 18 and a half years old and he will be put in class 1D," explained General Hufft.

General Hufft asserted that high school students up to 20 years of age go into class 1-S-H. Freshmen in college must go into 1-A and be examined. Then this classification is cancelled and the freshman is classified as 1-S-3.

"We certainly don't want to hurt anyone financially," General Hufft said, "and those called up in the agricultural field should be given time to dispose of their stock and make other necessary arrangements."

Local board members present during the discussion were Ed Shamblin and James W. Davis. Also present were C. C. Adams, appeal agent; Dr. George M. Webb, medical examiner, and Mrs. Martha Sevier, Clerk.

Pvt. H. W. Wilson Now Stationed At Sheppard Air Base
Madison Journal December 1951

Pvt. Harvey W. (Pete) Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wilson, of Madison Parish, is presently stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, where he will com­plete his basic training, according to information received this week. Pvt. Wilson enlisted in the Air Force October of this year.

   

                                      Clois C. King                                                        Billy Don Jackson                                                              John R. Newell    

 

James W. Stuckey Has High Rating
Madison Journal January 1952

On Preinduction tests given at Beaumont, Texas, Wainright Stuckey's score was 100% on electronics. After passing his physicals at Houston, Texas, he was put in charge of 30 other men who were sent to San Diego, California.

While there, he was given further tests in electronics, at which time he tied the second highest score ever made in the United States on that test.

Wainright's company consisting of 82 men won a two-day trip to the mountains for excelling in all scores during the period of boot training. He himself, took the highest score of his company on tests at completion of boot training. His score was 140 points of a possible 150.

Mr. Stuckey is now taking special training in electronics at Treasure Island, San Francisco, California.

45 Madison Registrants in Jan. 29 Pre-Induction Call
Madison Journal January 1952

Forty-five Madison Parish draft registrants have been ordered to report for preinduction examinations in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday, January 29th, according to an announcement received this week Tallulah, La.          from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, Number 36.

Of the 45 men ordered to report for physicals, three are white. The registrants and their present mailing addresses are as follows:

White:
Huey Williamson, Rt. 1, Box 60, Sondheimer, La.
Richard Morgan Pearce, Rt. 1, Box 106, Delhi, La.
Fate Erwin Walker, Crowville, La.

Colored:
Julius l. Rayford, 620 Depot St., Tallulah, La.
Joseph Gilbert, Jr., Gen. Del., Eudora, Ark.
Cleotha Green, Rt. 1, Box 264, Tallulah, La.
Otto Washington, Jr., Box 973, Tallulah, La.
Charlie Thomas Banks, 719 Layton Ave., Monroe, La.
Alf Kline, 509 Adams St., Las Vegas, Nev.
L. T. Gray, c/o Watson McDon­ald, Delta, La.
Richard Turner, Jr., 511 Mon­roe St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Sallie McKnight, Route 1, Box 69, LeCompte, La,
Shelbert Ford, Rt. I, Box 142, W. Monroe, La.
Shelly Ford, Rt. 1, Box 142, W. Monroe, La.
Wilbert Marks, R. 2, Box 110, Epps, La.
Paul Montgomery, Box 44, Mound, La.
Robert Smith, Jr., 707 Walnut St., Tallulah, La.
A. B. Abraham, c/o Watson McDonald, Delta, La.
Robert Lee Whittaker, Box 1134, Tallulah, La.
Frank Lewis, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 69A, Tallulah, La.
Leonard Taylor, Rt. 1, Box 132A, Monroe, La.
Clyde Robertson, RL 1, Box 187, Tallulah, La.
Willie Webb, Jr., Ashly Pltn., Tallulah, La.
John Williams Ball, 305 Spruce St., Anniston, Ala.
Louis Cammack, Box 127, Tallulah, La.
Joe Minor, Jr., RL 1, Box 37, Tallulah ,La.
McKinley Phillips, Tallulah, La.
Bailey Blankenship, Jr., 1309 Breard, Monroe, La.
John Lee Davis, 209 N. Locust, Vicksburg, Miss.
Nathaniel Harvey, Rt. 1, Tallu­lah, La.
Quince Inglam, Jr., 2019 W. Maypole St, Chicago., Ill.
John Phillips, 532 N. Warren Ave., Saginaw, Mich.
Albert Jones, Tallulah, La.
Boy Williams, Rt. Seven Delhi, La.
Luther Puckett, Rt. 2, Delhi, La.
Henry Johnson, 314 Askew St.,
Walter Smith, c/o E. R. Roberts, Glen Allen, Miss.
Eddie Davis, Box 813, Tallulah, La.
Hugh Kinsey, Rt. 1, Box 187,Tallulah, La.
Thomas James Moreland, Box 804, Tallulah, La.
Thurston Willie Slack, Tallulah, La.
John Prince Butler, Rt. 1, Box 20, Delhi, La.
James Washington, c/o W. W. Pippin, Tallulah, La.
Johnnie Brook, Rt. 1, Box 20, Tallulah, La.
Jorden Wilmore, Jr., Rt. 2, Box 25A, Tallulah, La.

Six Madison Registrants In January 7th Induction Call, Four White Men, Two Negroes In First Madison January Induction
Madison Journal January 1952

A report from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board, No. 36, stated this week that six Madison Parish registrants have been ordered to report for induction into the Armed Forces of the United State. on Monday, January 7th.

Four of the registrants are white, and two negroes, one negro being inducted as a delinquent. Their names, and present mailing addresses are listed below:

White
Jack Hightower Millikin, Waverly, La.
Clois Clifton King, Route 1, Box 192, Delhi, La.
Claud Bill Thompson, 208 East Green Street, Tallulah, La.
Elijah Thomas Thornton, Route 1, Waverly, La.

Colored
Percy Lee Turner, Route 3, Box 6, Malvern, Arkansas.
Woodrow Wilson Grover, Gen­eral Delivery, Pine Bluff, Ark., in­ducted as a delinquent.

The above named men will leav here on the morning of January 7th, and will be sworn into the armed forces at Shreveport, La., induction center.

W. M. (Billy) Bray Asks To Be First Blood Donor Fri.
Madison Journal January 1952

W. M. (Billy) Bray of 711 S. Poplar Street, Tallulah, made the request last week to a local member of the Blood for Defense program, that he be permitted to be the first in Madison Parish to donate blood next Friday, January 25, when the bloodmobile unit visits Tallulah.

Billy, a veteran of over four and a half years in the Air Force in World War II, stated that he wanted to return some of the blood given him at Guadalcanal in 1944, when he was in an accident and required blood transfusions. He enlisted in the armed forces on March 5, 1941, and held the rank of Captain at the time of his discharge. While in the South Pacific he was in the 29th Service Group serving with the 13th Air Force.

To date, Billy has donated be between 20 and 25 pints of blood. When asked how it felt to give blood, he replied "It isn't any more than sticking the end of your finger with a pin." He said there isn’t anything to it at all. In fact, he said he enjoys giving it, because he knows what it means to boys on the fighting front.

Three Madison Men to Be Inducted January 29th
Madison Journal January 1952

Three Madison Parish draft registrants, one white, and two negroes, have been ordered to report for induction into the Armed Forces on Tuesday, January 29th, according to an announcement from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board.

Alec Thomas McDonald (white), Rt. 1, Box 160, Delhi, La., is a regularly scheduled inductee, and James Woods, Rt. 1, Box 51, Tallulah, and Allen Harrison, Rt. 2, Box 101, Tallulah, transfer from Lake Providence, La., both negroes, are being inducted as delinquents.

Joe Holley Assists in Bombing Mission Without Plane
Madison Journal January 1952

Participating in a bombing mission without a plane, and with both feet on the ground, may sound impossible, but Joseph C. Holley, airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Holley of Tallulah, is able to do just that through the night vision course at the Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif.

Realizing the importance of proper use of night vision to lookouts and flyers for safety and defense, the Navy has set up this short informative course.

Veteran pilots, crewmen, as well as recruits attend the school to familiarize themselves with all the various ways possible to see under reduced lighting conditions.

Near the end of the course, students take seats on a high balcony to undergo a simulated mission over an "enemy" city lighted to an equal intensity of a moon­lit night. Using their eyes as in­structed earlier in the course, they soon locate the target area.

Four Madison Parish Negroes In Feb. 5th Induction Call
Madison Journal January 1952

Four Madison Parish draft registrants, all negroes, have been ordered to report for induction into the Armed Forces on Tuesday, February 5th. Their names and present mailing addresses are as follows:

Otis Green, Rt.. 1, Box 52, Tallulah, La.
Earl Matthews, Jr., 114 N. Elm St., Tallulah, La.
Charles Davis, Rt. 2, Box 42, Tallulah, La.
Thomas William Hudson, Box 91, Waverly, La.

51 Local Registrants Called For Physicals Tuesday Feb. 5th
Madison Journal January 1952

Fifty-one Madison Parish registrants, ten white and 41 negroes, have been mailed notices to report for pre-induction examinations in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday, February 5th, according to an an­nouncement from the local board, number 36, this week.

The pre-inductees and their present mailing addresses are listed below:
White:
Lloyd Eugene Andrews, c/o Northeast State College, Monroe, La.
Max Kenneth Sykes, Box 6, Waverly.
John Roger Guion, 8011 Master St., Houston, Texas.
Clyde William Calvit, Rt. 4, Box 104 ,Homer, La.
Norris Edward Williams, General Delivery, Tallulah, La.
Luther Edwin Harvey, Rt. 1, Box 143, Tallulah, La.
Frank Wallace, Rt. 1, Box 137, Delhi, La.
Gradie Cartlidge, Box 187, Delhi, La.
John William Cupit, Young's Funeral Home, Tallulah, La.
Charles Adrian Holloway, Rt. 1, Box 175, Delhi, La.
Colored:
Napelen Fine, Box 645, Tallulah, La.
Isaac Adams, Rt. 1, Box 56, Tallulah, La.
John Wesley Boone, Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
J. W. Harris, Rt. 1, Box 327, Tallulah, La.
Riley George Summers, Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
Elwood Vivens, Jr., Tallulah, La.
Johnnie Lee Higgins, 516 W. O'Hea St., Greenville, Miss.
Oliver Patrick, Rt. 2, Box 173, Delhi, La.
Luke B. Phillips, Rt. 1, Box 1, Tallulah, La.
James B. Burks, 313 E. Craig St., Tallulah, La.
Frank Hawkins, Rt. 2, Box 310­B, Tallulah, La.
Arthur Taylor, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 90-A, Tallulah, La.
Howard James Batchelor, Rt. Box 29-A, Sondheimer, La.
Henry Davis Sims, Rt. 2, Box 339, Tallulah, La.
Sam Crawford, Rt. 1, Box 342,  Tallulah, La.
Jimmie Townsel, Box 582, Tallulah, La.
John Walker, Jr., Box 347, Tallulah, La.
Curley Butler, Box 23, Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Giles, Rt. 1, Box 28­A, Tallulah, La.
George Jones, Jr., 214 E. Short 10th St., Texarkana, Ark.
Allen Robinson, Box 605, Tallulah, La.
Curley B. Jones, Rt. 2, Delhi, La.
Joseph Ivory, Rt. 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.
McKinley McNeal, Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
Joseph Armistice Lewis, 127 Hill St., Urbana, Ohio.
Harce Jackson, Rt. 1, Box 83, Sondheimer, La.
Lonnie Lee Anderson, 213 N. Pecan St., Tallulah, La.
Ozie Lee Verges, 12W A. SL, Vegas, Nev.
Frank Thompson, 1833 Florida St., Vallejo, Calif.
Kaiser Hartwell, Gen. Del. Herlong, Calif.
Jessie James Action, Box 411, Tallulah, La.
R. D. Brice, c/o C. E. Wixson, Waverly, La.
McClinton Robinson, Gen. Del., Tallulah, La.
Elijah Wiley, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 188, Tallulah, La.
Will Fountain, Rt. 2, Box 205, Delhi, La.
Simon Givens, Jr., Box 3, Ferriday, La.
Aaron Johnson, Rt. 1, Box 151­A, Tallulah, La.
Paul Mike, Tallulah, La.
Albert Jones, Waverly, La.
Howard Johnson, 705 N. Walnut, Tallulah, La.


Pfc. A. P. Dalhauser Wins Infantryman Badge In Korea
Madison Journal February 1952

Pfc. Aloysius P. Dahlhauser, whose parents live on Route 1, Box 112, Tallulah, La., has won the Combat Infantryman Badge, symbol of the front line fighting man, while serving in Korea with the 45th Infantry Division.

The badge shows a tiny Revolutionary War flintlock rifle mounted against a blue rectangle which is surrounded by a wreath.

The Oklahoma National Guard Division left the U. S. early in 1951 and trained extensively on the Japanese island of Hokkaido before it was committed to Korea in December.

Private First Class Dahlhauser is a rifleman in the 180th Infantry Regiment's Company C. He joined the 45th Division in November 1950.

Stationed In Geissen, Germany
Madison Journal February 1952

Pfc. Virgil Neumann, 24, of Tallulah, is presently stationed in Geissen, Germany, serving with the 5th Army Engineers, where he has been since December, 1951. Prior to his transfer to Germany, he attended a 3-months mechanics course at the Atlanta General Depot, Atlanta, Ga., and was then stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, his former station.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Neumann, Tallulah, and the husband of Mrs. Ruth Neumann, also of Tallulah.

A MARINE FROM BATON ROUGE
Madison Journal February 1952

 

George W. Jordan was promoted to staff sergeant Tuesday in U. S. Marine headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa., but Corp. Edwina Jordan, just promoted to her present rating, has no fear of his new rank. Here she tells him: “I’m still boss of the family and what I any goes, regardless of rank." Corp. Edwina is S/Sgt. George's wife. They have been married for seven months and serve at adjoining desks In Marine offices in Philadelphia. She hails from Shamrock, Texas.

 

BROTHERS IN SERVICE
Madison Journal February 1952

 

Bobby Ray West, left, who enlisted in the Navy October 22, 1951 and received his boot training in San Diego. Calif., is enroute to Japan for further assignment while his brother, Sgt. Robert V. West, right, has been serving with the 24th Division in Korea for the past nine months. Sgt. West, who was recently promoted, expects to be home the latter part of this month according to a telephone conversation with his parents from Japan. Sgt. West and Bobby Ray are sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. West, of this city.

 

J. W. Stuckey Promoted To Electronics Tech. Third Class
Madison Journal March 1952

While serving aboard the landing ship, dock, USS Cabildo, operating in the Korean combat zone, James W. Stuckey, USN, son of Mrs. Alice Stuckey of 509 South Elm Street, Tallulah, has been advanced to the rate of electronics technician, third class.

 

Stuckey, who entered the Naval service October 4, 1950, received his recruit training at the U. S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, California.

 

Before entering the Navy, he attended Port Arthur College, Port Arthur, Texas.

 

S/Sgt. W. E. Fuller with Superfort Group In Japan
Madison Journal March 1952

Maintenance and repair of FEAF Bomber Command Superforts is the job of a Rayville, La., airman, S/Sgt. William E. Fuller, who recently arrived at this U.S. Air Force base in Japan.

 

Sergeant Fuller, whose wife, the former Rebecca Rainbolt, and their daughter, Sandra Lee, live in Rayville, has been assigned as an aircraft mechanic to the aero-repair shop of the 616st Air Base Wing Maintenance Section. In his job he will do every type of work, from minor repairs to major overhaul, on Far East Air Forces B-29 bombers that fly from this base on daily bombing raids against the Communist enemy in Korea.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Fuller of Waverly, Sergeant Fuller enlisted in the Air Force in January 1948. He received basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and attended aircraft mechanics' school at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Upon completion of the training he was an aircraft mechanic at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Wichita Air Force Base, Kansas, prior to his recent transfer to the Far East.

Pvt. A. T. McDonald Training At Aberdeen Proving Ground
Madison Journal March 1952

Pvt. Alec T. McDonald, 23, husband of Mrs. Vaudia McDonald, of Route 1, Box 160, Delhi, La., has started his basic training with Co. L, 3rd Ordnance Training Bat­talion, Ordnance Replacement Training Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Upon completion of his eight weeks' basic training, Pvt. McDonald expects to be assigned to one of the many Ordnance schools in which he will receive specialized training.

The current training consists of fundamental instruction in infantry subjects and applying classroom theory in the field.

Pfc. CarI L. Donham Finishes Armament Training in Air Corps
Madison Journal March 1952

The Air Training Command of the United States Air Force has announced the graduation of Pfc. Carl L. Donham from the Department of Armament Training at Lowry Air Force Base.

Pfc. Donham was graduated from the Electronics school. Following graduation from school at Lowry, armament students are sent to serve as armament specialists in one of the many commands which make up today's global Air Force.

Donham is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Donham of Route 1, Tallulah, and is a graduate of Tallulah High School, class of 1951.

Joe Holley Member Navy's Wild Goose Sqdn. In San Diego
Madison Journal March 1952

Have you ever used a 40 or a 90 pound camera?

That's the sizes used by the "shutter-bugs of Patrol Squadron 61, a photographic reconnaissance unit.

Serving with VP-61 at the U.S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., is Joseph C. Holley, airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Holley of 602 Cleveland St., Tallulah, La.

Since their four-engine planes travel to the corners of the earth taking aerial photographs they have been dubbed the "Wild Goose Squadron."

Inducted Tuesday Waverly Youth
Madison Journal March 1952

Mrs. Martha Sevier, Clerk of the Madison Parish draft board, stated this week that Elijah T. Thornton (white), of Waverly, La., reported for induction into the armed forces on Tuesday, March 11th.

Local Youth Reports

Earl Haynes, Madison white youth, was ordered to report for his pre-induction examination on Monday, March 3rd, and at his request, was inducted into the Army the same day.

Cpl. A. S. Ogden Returns from Tour Of Mediterranean, Local Marine With 2nd Division
Madison Journal April 1952

Cpl. A. S. (Harold) Ogden, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ogden, of Route 1, Delhi, La., arrived home Thursday night, May 29th from Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, for an 11-day furlough before reporting for reassignment.

Ogden, who enlisted in the Marine Corps on January 16, 1951, Jackson, Miss., recently returned from a six-month tour of the Mediterranean countries, serving as a squad leader of a 60 mm mortar company. Stationed aboard ship, Cpl. Ogden saw duty in Italy, France, Sardinia, Liberia, French West Africa, Oran, Lebanon, Greece and Crete. lie was attached to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF.

A graduate of Tallulah High School, Class of 1949, Harold was a member of the Trojan football team for four years.

He received his "Boot" training at Paris Island, South Carolina.

Following his leave he will report back to Camp LeJeune on June 9th for reassignment.

Billy Keller Home On Leave Following Marine Boot Training, Leaves Wednesday For Advanced Training At Fort. Riley, Kansas
Madison Journal April 1952

Billy Keller, 23-year-old son of Mr. R. L. Keller, Sr., 403 S. Elm Street, Tallulah, left Wednesday, March 12th for Fort Riley, Kansas, where he will attend an Intelligence School for nine weeks. Upon completion of his course at the Kansas station, Keller will be transferred to Hastings, Nebraska for advanced training in the intelligence field.

Pfc. Keller, a graduate of Tallulah High School, where he was a veteran football player, volunteered for Marine Corps duty on December 4th, 1951, and received his "boot" training at the San Diego, California Marine base. He completed his basic training on February 9th and arrived in Tallulah on March 2 for a 15-day furlough before reporting to his new station.

Prior to his entry into the Marine Corps, Keller attended Northeast Louisiana State College in Monroe, La., where he was a member of the Indian football team.

Billy, who will report for duty Friday, March 14th, stated that the Marine Corps was "tops" in every respect.

Local Recruiting Sergant "Alerted" For Overseas Duty
Madison Journal April 1952

Sgt. Sidney Harrison, area recruiter for the Army and Air Forces, revealed this week that he has been "alerted" for overseas assignment. He will report to Camp Stoneman, Cailf., on April 15th.

The Sergeant has been assigned to this area for the past four years and has enlisted approximately 660 men for service. For two years he has been selected as the outstanding recruiter for the Shreveport Main Station area, which encompasses all northern Louisiana. Ile has been active in veterans' and civic affairs, recently elected chairman of Red Cross. He is a veteran of 11 years service, and has served five years overseas, three of which were in the "Islands" during the war. He participated in the Guadalcanal and Bouganville camp.

He stated that "I am a career soldier. I have always been sincere in 'selling' the enlistments in he army and air forces and I believe that the services offer excellent career for young men." He will be assigned to duty, as per request, in the 26th Infantry Division in Korea, (his first outfit upon enlisting).

Cpl. W. H. Hale, Jr., Home On Leave Prior To Overseas Duty
Madison Journal April 1952

Corporal William H. Hale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hale, Sr., of Tallulah, is home on leave, following training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.

The local Marine recently completed a course in mechanical supply at the North Carolina base, and following his leave here, he will report to Camp Pendleton, California on April 27th for overseas assignment.

Cpl. Hale is a graduate of the Tallulah High School, Class of 1961.

Betty Kaye Gilfoil Gives Jap Imprisonment Story
Madison Journal May 1952


A CHECK FOR $934 makes Betty Kay Gilfoil feel a little uneasy. The check, which represents a dollar for every day Betty spent in a Philippine prison camp, came to her last week from the U.S. Treasury department. (Photo by Charles Pilchard)

What would you if unexpectedly you received a check in the mail which amounted to over $900?

Miss Betty Kay Gilfoil, a senior English Spanish major at Southwestern, had this experience last week. She received a check for $984.16 from the U.S. government, through the Disbursement Plan for former American prisoners of war.

While living in the Philippine Islands during World War II, Miss Gilfoil and her family were interned in a Japanese concentration camp from July, 1942, to February, 1945. The Disbursement Plan gives each American citizen one dollar for every day that he has spent in a concentration camp.

Betty Kay's father, a chemist, accepted a position with a Spanish cane company in the Philippines in 1938. He took his wife and 3 daughters with him. A fourth daughter was born while they were living on the island. The family settled in Manila in 1939, where the girls attended school.

 When the Japanese invaded and took over the island, the Gilfoil family was sent to the University of Santo Thomas which was being used as a prison camp. There, the female members of the family lived with approximately five hundred other women in what was called (missing) while Mr. Gilfoil went into the men's gymnasium.

The camp was a "little world in itself and was all that the internees ever saw. The men worked in the kitchen and the women did “housecleaning" chores. Mr. Gilfoil taught chemistry. Miss Gilfoil relates that the Japanese gave no mistreatment, but expected their prisoners to bow from the waist each time they met a Jap officer.  

They were allowed to see movies once a month, with which Japanese propaganda was shown.  “The food was terrible," says Betty Kay. At first, we were given coffee in the morning and vegetables with their meals, but as time went along, the food got worse. Finally, they were fed nothing but rice.

At the end of a year, the Gilfoils were moved to another camp at Los Banos, about eighty miles south of Manila, where the living quarters were an improvement over those in Santo Thomas.

The internees lived in barracks which contained small rooms. Two people were assigned to each room and families were allowed to have their own gardens. At Los Banos Mr. Gilfoil did not teach chemistry, but worked as a plower instead. Laughingly, Betty Kay said that he probably used it as an opportunity for plowing his own garden.

In the camp were forty-seven Jap guards who were seen only at roll call. This took place every morning and evening at seven. Also during the day the children attended school for three hours. Classes, taught by Americans, were American history, English, mathematics, and dancing.

Los Banos, prior to its conversion into an internment camp, was the College of Agriculture of the Philippines, and contained an excellent library, according to Miss Gilfoil.

As in Santo Thomas, movies were shown once a month, plus stage shows which contained the local talent of the camp. These shows not only provided entertainment for the prisoners, but pleased the Japs as well.

On her birthday, September 14, 1944, Miss Gilfoil probably had the biggest celebration of her life, for it was that day that the islands had their first air raid. From that day, she stated, blackouts were held each night.

Betty Kay recalls that once during their confinement the Japs left the island altogether, giving them one week of complete freedom. The U.S. flag was raised, people sang the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, and everyone broke into the Jap's quarters in search for souvenirs. However, she said that when the Japs returned, they ordered everything returned.

A few comforts kits, which were similar to CARE packages, were sent to them from the American Red Cross and from the British. Betty Kay received one package from her grandmother, which contained a dress. This she greatly appreciated, because her clothes were rapidly wearing out.

Along with the school lessons which were offered, the prisoners were given church services and medical care from American doctors and nurses.

Toward the end of their confinement, many deaths occurred in the camp, most of them due to Beri Beri. They were fed two meals a day which consisted of Lugao (a rice mash) and a thin soup which the Japs referred to as stew. Other "foods" that they had to eat were water lilies, pig weed, fried banana peels, and the core of the banana and papaya trees. One of the men in camp fried a cat and claimed that it was much the same as fried chicken.

Only two men attempted to escape the Japs during the whole time the Gilfoils were in the camp, and they were both shot by the Jap guards.

On February 23, the prisoners of Los Banos were liberated by American tank corpsmen who took over the island, and on April 9, they sailed for the states in a convoy, which was a precautionary measure since the fighting was still on.

The journey home held even more experiences for them. At Leyte, the group was delayed by being caught in a typhoon. Betty claims that she thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't even get seasick Further along the way, a young girl in the group died of a brain tumor and was given a military funeral at sea.

Upon arrival in the states, Betty Kay's wardrobe consisted of a WAC uniform, the one dress she had received some years before from her grandmother, and a pair of wooden shoes called bakias. Fortunately, however, the government arranged to have them shop for the new clothes in Los Angeles, she remarked.

The Gilfoil family made their  way home in Tallulah, La., in 1945, where Betty Kay attended high school. At present, her parents make their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

At Southwestern, Miss Gilfoil is active in the Spanish club, of which she is president and the Vermilion honor society, and she is an officer of Delta Sigma sorority, and the Newman Club. After graduation in June, she plans to teach in Lima, Peru, at which time her new fortune will be very useful—Lafayette Advertiser.

2nd Lt. J. E. Wall Serving in Korea
Madison Journal May 1952

2nd Lieutenant James E. Wall, 23-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Wall, of Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Mary Alice Wall, now of Jackson, Miss, is presently stationed in Korea.

 

A graduate of Epps High School in 1944, Lt. Wall served in the Merchant Marine one year during World War II, in the South Pacific. He was graduated from Louisiana State University in 1950, commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Artillery in 1949. While at Fort Still, Oklahoma Advanced Officers Training School, he attained one of the highest grades.

 

During the 1950-51 school session, he taught agriculture at Oak Grove, La. He entered the service in June, 1951, and left the States for Japan February 1st, 1952, where he attended Officers Intelligence School three months be­fore moving into combat in Korea, May 1st.

 

His wife is the former Mary 1 Alice Rogillio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rogillio, of Tallulah.

A. N. Duke, Jr. Returns From Korea
Madison Journal June 1952

Arthur N. Duke, Jr., yeoman, third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Duke of 1001 S. Walnut St., Tallulah, La., recently returned to the United States from Korea aboard the tank landing ship USS 819.

One of the first vessels to be activated from the "mothball" fleet after the outbreak of hostilities in Korea, the 819 has been operating in support of United Nations forces for the past six months. She was a part of the Pacific Fleet amphibious Force.

Returns from Korean Duty With Marines
Madison Journal June 1952

 

Merlin Christian, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Christian, of Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Doris Christian, also of Tallulah, returned from Korea May 23, where he saw 11 months of combat duty, serving as a rifleman, with the 1st Marines, 1st Battalion. He arrived in Tallulah May 29, and has been placed in the inactive reserves.

Merlin enlisted in the Marine Corps January 10, 1951, and received his basic training at Paris Island, South Carolina. He left the states for Korea on June 18, 1951.

A graduate of Tallulah High School, class of 1950, Merlin was a member of the high school football team, four years, track team, three years; and basketball, two years. Prior to his enlistment in the Marines he was a student of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, where he attended one semester. His plans are to return to college, where he will major in mechanical engineering.

Merlin and his wife have one son, three-month-old, David Keith. His wife is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ragland, formerly of Tallulah, but now residing in California.

9 Madison Registrants Listed In July 9th Induction Call

Two Negro Registrants to Report As Delinquents
Madison Journal June 1952

An announcement this week from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board stated that nine local registrants have been mailed notices to report for induction into the Armed Services on Wednesday, July 9th.

 

Of the nine registrants ordered to report, two are being called as delinquents. Names and present addresses are listed as follows:

White:

John Clois Arender, Box 86, DeRidder, La.
Colored:

Ed Pearson, 905 W. 8th St., San Bernardino, Calif.

Will Henry Gordon, 309 N Walnut St., Tallulah, La.

Levi Davis, Tallulah,  La.

Charles Davis, Rt. 2, Box 42, Tallulah, La.

Louis Cammack, Box 627, Tallulah, La.

John Williams Ball, 305 Spruce St., Anniston, Ala.

Calied As Delinquents:

Colista Davis, 2613 Center, Houston, Texas;
Clarence Edward Harris, 300 W. Green St., Tallulah La., both colored.

 

The above named men will report to the Shreveport. La., induction station on the morning of July 9th.

John W. Scoggins, Of Tallulah, With Marines In Korea
Madison Journal June 1952


Johnny Scroggins USMC

Private First Class John W. Scoggins has been a member of the 7th Marines, First Division, since January, 1952. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Scoggins of Tallulah.

 He has been in Korea much of the time since last January and took part in the fierce battles that have raged around the place now known as "Bunker Hill".

According to a clipping Mr. and Mrs. Scoggins have sent this paper, during the early part of August, two companies of Communist troops or about 300 men, attacked  on the western peak of Bunker Hill early one morning but were thrown back for the fifth time in three days. One of the Communist companies was caught as it was advancing between Bunker Hill and nearby Siberia Hills. After this Red unit was completely destroyed, the Leathernecks turned on the other company which was crawling up the hill and around the Marines' flank.        Artillery, machine guns and mortars forced the Reds to leave behind them about 300 of their dead comrades. After this Red attack collapsed, the Chinese shook Bunker Hill with an artillery barrage of 100 rounds per minute.

The commander of the First Marine Division says he thinks the battle for Bunker Hill was the bloodiest that had taken place in months. Marine Major General John T. Selden, said the Chinese have sacrificed anywhere from a full regiment to 2,000 men in their attempts to recapture the peak four miles from Panmunjom. He said: "They'll lay off now but I've got my men alerted anyway."

Allied fighter bombers and B-26s have attacked, during the early part of August, Red troop concentrations all across the 155-mile front. Concentrations were blasted north of Wonan and east of Sonang. B-26s also cratered Red airfield north of Pongong. Pfc. John W. Scoggins has been in the midst of all of this fighting.

Ed Adams Attending Summer Training At Kelly Field, Texas
Madison Journal June 1952

Edward "Bozo" Adams, of Tallulah, left last Saturday for Kelly Field, Sun Antonio, Texas, where he will receive his month's summer training as Air Force ROTC cadet. The last two weeks of his training will be spent in flight school.

Edward is a senior at Louisiana State University, where he is majoring in business administration.

35 Listed In Aug. 7 4-F Pre-Induction Call from Madison; Two Registrants Listed Regular Call
Madison Journal July 1952

According to a report this week from the Madison Parish Selective Service Board No. 36, 35 registrants have been ordered to report for reexamination in the August 7th, 4-F pre-induction call in Shreveport, and two registrants have been ordered to report in the regular pre-induction call on the same date.

Registrants and their present mailing addresses are listed a follows:
White:
Billy Ray Arender, Route 1, Box 267, Tallulah, La.
Monroe Junior Bryant, Box 422; Tallulah, La.
Elmer Greer, Box 349, Freeport Texas.
Colored:
Joe Reece, Jr., 113 N. Walnut St., Tallulah, La.
Leon Campbell, Box 452, Tallulah, La.
Charles Dee, Mound, La.
Frank Carter, Tallulah, La.
George Turner, 308 Madison, Las Vegas, Nev.
Joe White, 2929-A 011ie St.,  St. Louis, Mo.
Isaac Diggs, 874 Folsom Ave., Cleveland 4, Ohio.
Elesser Thomas, 2132 N 5th St., Milwaukee, Wis.
Dudley Harvey Batchelor, Route 1, Box 26, Sondheimer, La.
Melvin Thomas c/o Albert Sevier, Tallulah, La.
Robert Lee Bell, 456 S. 5th St., Reading, Pa.
Joe Cooper, Jr., 1310 D St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Willie Harrison, Route 2, Ashly Plantation, Tallulah, La.
Charles Lindberg Green, Route 2, Box 64, Tallulah, La.
J. D. Fine, Box 645, Tallulah, La.
Wilton Levingston, 722 Chester St., Oakland, Calif.
Roosevelt Jackson, 305 22nd Ave. So., Seattle, Wash.
Johnnie Watson, 108 N. Elm St., Tallulah, La.
Fred Russell, 821 Capp St., Texarkana, Texas.
Ernest Ingram, c/o Watson McDonald, Delta, La.
Jesse James Patric, Route 2, Box 173, Delhi, La.
Arthur D. Davis, Box 813, Tallulah, La.
Louis Branch, Box 65, Transylvania, La.
Manuel Veley, 417 Van Buren St.. Las Vegas. Nev.
Arnett Perkins, Route 1, Box 17, Tallulah, La.
Jesse Lee Johnson, Route 2, Box 155, Tallulah, La.
Uylos Tyler, Route 1, c/o C. W. Spencer, Tallulah, La.
James Brown, 87 5 E. 55th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Bennie James Brooks, Route 1, Box 134-A, Tallulah, La.
Morris Bell, Route 1, Box 12-A, Newellton, La.
Robert Williams, Gen. Del., Whitney, Nev.
Charlie Butler, Tallulah, La.

Purple Heart For Former Tallulah US Army Recruiter
Madison Journal August 1952

Mrs. Dixie Harrison, Box 281, Oak Grove, La., has sent this newspaper a copy of the general orders awarding a Purple Heart to Sgt. First Class Sidney L. Harrison for wound received in action in the vicinity of Kumhwa, North Korea, August10, 1952. Sergeant Harrison was a member of Company A, 13th Engineer Combat, Battalion. The order is signed by Lt. Col. Bieleski.

According to a letter received at the same time from Mrs. Harrison, Sgt. Harrison was a former officer for the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force in the Tallulah area for four years. He is a veteran of 12 years service in the army and participated in the Guadalcanal and Bougainville campaigns in World War II. He was wounded during this period of service, too, but was able to report to duty shortly after. He is at present serving with the 17th, 7th Infantry Division in North Korea.

Draft Board Has New Call for Men
Madison Journal August 1952

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on to furnish seven men for induction, one in August 29, and six on September 2. The August 29th call will be filled by Godfrey Prater, Negro, and the September 2nd call will be filled by Howard W. Kesler, Jr., Ira C. Everhart, Bennie C. Lisconbee, Carl L Hancock and Gene E. Laird, who are white men, and Earl Matthews, Jr., Negro.

They will report to the Local Board office in the City Hall at 6:15 a. m. and will go by bus to Shreveport for induction.

Regular Pre-Induction Regular Call, August 7th

Maefield Kiper, Box 1106, Tallulah, and John Hendon, Gen. Del., Tallulah, both colored.

Pfc. Onner Tucker in Active Reserve
Madison Journal August 1952

Private First Class Onner Tucker, Tallulah, completed processing for relief from military duty at the Separation Center, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on August 29, 1952.

The Separation Center, one of six in the United States, is geared to separate 300 discharges a day who have previously completed 72 hours of preparatory processing which included a medical and dental survey and finalizing clothing, pay and service records

As a civilian Private Tucker will continue to serve in the active reserve of the Enlisted Reserve Corps to complete his selective service obligation.

He is assigned to the Louisiana Military District, New Orleans for administration.

Madison Board Issues New Call For September 17
Madison Journal September 1952

The Madison Pariah Local Board has received a pre-induction call for seven men to be delivered on September 17. The following men have been selected to fill this call:
White:

Troy L. Dupree, Route 1, Box 170, Sondheimer, La.

Lloyd G. Harmon, Route 1, Box 113, Tallulah, La.

Colored:

Otis C. Edmond, 408 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, La.

Paul Montgomery, Box 44, Mound, La.

Nathaniel Hayes, Route 1, Box 7127, Tallulah, La.

V. W. Jones, Route 2, Box 90, Tallulah, La.

William Hicks, Box 201, Tallu­lah, La.

 

The Board is anxious to get in touch with the following men, all colored, whose mail has been returned unclaimed:

George Moore, Tallulah, La. Sylvester Turner, Tallulah, La., Elmer Buggs, Tallulah, La.

 

Draft Board Issues Few Reexamination Call For Sept. 24th
Madison Journal September 1952

The following men have been notified by Madison Parish Local Board to report for reexamination September 24, 1952:

White:

Willard Haynes, Route 1, Box 175-A, Delhi, La.

Doyel Frey, Route 1, Box 147, Tallulah, La.

Thomas H. Osborne, Box 557, Sterlington, La.

D. Hampton, Route 1, Sondheimer, La.

T. C. Smith, 412 Monroe St., Las Vegas, Nev.

Robert Wilson, 621 N. Walnut, Tallulah, La.

Cleveland Whalem, Route 1,1 lox 156 Tallulah, La.

Louis Chapple, Waverly, La. Alfred Givens, 1308 Van St.,Bastrop, La.

Sam Prater, 308 "E" Street,. Las Vegas, Nev.

Jonnie Bowser, Box 621, Tallulah, La.

Walter Joiner, 717 N "F" St., Las Vegas, Nev.

Freddie Lee Hicks, 1955 Monroe St., Chicago, 12, Ill.

Cary S. Anderson, Route 1, Box 6, Tallulah, La.

Ennis Sims, 4433 So. Prairie Ave., Apt. 10, Chicago, Ill.
Ernest Strange, Route 1, Box 58-E, Sondheimer; La.

Henry Washington, Route 1, Box 180-A, Tallulah, La.

Prentis Day, Olivedell, Plantation, Lake Providence, La.

Leo Smith, Newellton, La.
William Mills, Tallulah, La.
Curtis Wimberly, Tallulah, La.
Henry O. Cockerham, 2121 N. Femont, Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Carl Hancock At Lackland Air Base
Madison Journal September 1952

 

 

Carl Lee Hancock, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hancock, Route 1, Tallulah, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

 

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women headquarters of the Human Resource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

 

His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career.

Jacob C. Kloor Is With Task Force In Greenland
Madison Journal September 1952

Resupplying advance bases and weather stations near the North Pole on board the amphibious force flagship USS Taconis as a member of the staff of Amphibious Group 4 is Jacob C. Kloor, Jr., yeoman second class, USN, of 9 Louisiana Street, Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Barbara R. Kloor of 1228 West 39th Street, Norfolk, Va.

 

The task force of cargoships, tankers, refrigerators ships and amphibious craft left the United States in midsummer for the Land of the Midnight Sun.

 

Icebreakers had to be used to lead the convoy single file through pack ice and past ice floes and bergs. Icebreaker-based helicopters spotted for the formation, searching for open areas.

 

The convoy is scheduled to return to the U. S in September.

 

Lt. Whetstone Assigned To Air Force Transport
Madison Journal September 1952

Kelly AFB, Tex. (Special) Second Lieutenant Glen R. Whetstone, Jr., son of Mr. and Glen R. Whetstone of 801 St., Tallulah, Louisiana, has been assigned to the Military Air port Service (MATS) of the Air Force.

 

MATS is a world-wide air command, composed of personnel and equipment from both the Air Force and Navy.

 

Lt. Whetstone is one of 75 commissioned officers under a period of indoctrination at the Headquarters of MATS Continental Division, here. This training is designed to acquaint the new officers with their military duties.

 

Following the training Lt. Whetstone will be assigned to the 1703rd Air Transport of the Military Air Transport service, Brookley Air Force Base, Alabama.

 

In support of UN troops in Korea, MATS furnishes an around-the-clock airlift of cargo and personnel to the Far East and evacuates wounded to U. S. hospitals on return trips.


Lt. Whetstone was commissioned in the Air Force following his graduation from Louisiana State University.

Pvt. Curley Butler Completes Basic Training In Va.
Madison Journal September 1952

Pvt. Curley Butler, son of Mr. James Butler of Tallulah, has recently completed Basic Training at the Replacement Training Center, the Army's Transportation Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia. The eight-week course consisted of basic infantry subjects including tactics, marksmanship, customs of the service, first aid, map reading, and drill.

Pvt. Butler is now ready to go into specialized training with the Army Transportation Corps in any one of its fields, rail, highway, or air.

Draft Board Calls 20 More
Madison Journal September 1952

The following men have been notified by Local Board No. 36, Madison Parish, to report at 6:15 a. m., on October 2, 1952, to be sent to Shreveport for reexamination:

White:
Andrew B. Hill, Jr., 554 Overton Place, Long Branch, N. J.
Colored:
Willie Hendon, Waverly, La.
Earl Wiggins, Route 1, Box 29-A, Sondheimer, La.
Archie Allen, Route 2, Box 435, Tallulah, La.
Lawrence B. Russell, Route 1, Box 13, Farmerville, La.
Mozell Moore, Box 652, Tallulah, La.
Roosevelt Moore, 45 "H" Street, Vallejo, Calif.
Frank B. Bailey, Waverly, La.
Abel Eisley, 2320 Weller Street, Fresno, Calif.
Nathaniel Reece, Jr., Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.
Fred Whitfield, Route 2, Box 171, Delhi, La.
James D. Sanders, Lake Providence, La.
Earl Turner, Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.
Eddie Lee Johnson, 603 N. Chestnut, Tallulah.
Lorenza Banyard, Route 1, Box 169-A, Tallulah, La.
Willie Higgins, Jr., Box 605, Tallulah, La.
Willie Lee Rusle, Route 1, Box 65, Transylvania, La.
Charlie Bartlett, Route 2, Box 45, Tallulah, La.
Deb Clark, Waverly, La.
Amos Simpson, Box 809, Tallulah, La.

Two White Men, Six Negroes Are Called For Service
Madison Journal November 1952

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report on 12 November, 1952 to be forwarded to the Induction Station, Shreveport, La., for induction into the Army:

White:
Jerome K. Post, Jr., 502 LaSalle, Tallulah, La.; Monroe Bryant, Box 422, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Maefield Kiper, Box 1106, Tallulah, La.; Robert Lee Bell, 45 So. 5th St., Reading, Pa.;
Morris Bell, 1917 Breckenridge St, Houston, Texas; Frank B. Bailey, Waverly, La.; Otis C. Edmond, 408 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, La and Paul Montgomery, Box 44 Mound, La.

Draft Board Call 29 More
Madison Journal November 1952

The following men have been notified by Local Board No. 36, Madison Parish, to report on Nov. 24, 1952, to be sent to Shreveport for reexamination. All 29 men are colored.

Will Turner, c/o J. W. Webb, Rt. 2, St. Joseph, La.
Roosevelt Carter, Mounds, La.
James D. Sanders, Star Route, Delta, La.
Henry Coleman, Jr., Compton 4, Calif.
George Thomas, Los Angeles, Calif.
Lonnie Duncan, Tallulah, La.
Lamar Williams, Box 254, Tallulah, La.
Andrew Lee Fountain, Rt. 2, Box 192, Delhi, La.
Andrew Sansberry, Rt. 2, Box 62, Tallulah, La.
Matt Anderson, Jr., Box 81, Tallulah, La.
Odell Henry, 1911 N. Second St., Milwaukee, Wis.
Dolrey Deans, 32451/2 Jim Hill St., Jackson, Miss.
Robert D. Lloyd, Rt. 1, Box 156, Delhi, La.
William Myles, Jr., 833 N. Sed­groick, Chicago, Ill.
Richard L. Jackson, 4419 Washington Ave., New Orleans 16, La.
George Kensey, 1818 E. 107th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Henry Olivoe, Jr., Rt. 2, Box 117, Tallulah, La.
James Page, Rt. 2, Box 2-b, Tallulah, La.
James Brooks, 1071 W. 10th St., San Bernardino, Calf.
Wallis Lee Douglas, Box 221, Tallulah, La.
Virgil Bryant, Dumas, Texas.
Mallie Johnson, Rt. 2, Box 193-a, Delhi, La.
Otto Baity, Jr., 1324 12th St., Oakland, Calif.
Toni Morris, Jr., 847 N. Pine St. Natchez, Miss.
Calvin Willard Dicking, 1949 Virginia St., Saginaw, Mich.
Rode Feazel, Jr., W. Green St. Tallulah, La.
John C. Binion, 1214 Larrobee St., Chicago, Ill.
Ozabe Banks, Box 625, Tallulah, La.

Local Board Issue Call to Four Men For Induction; 24 Others Called For Reexamination
Madison Journal November 1952

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for induction on December 9, 1952:

White:
Lloyd G. Harmon, Rt. 1, Box 113, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Nathaniel Hayes, Rt. 1, Box 127, Tallulah, La.
I. W. Jones, Rt. 2, Box 90, Tallulah, La.
William Hicks, Box 201, Tallulah, La.

The following men have been notified to report to the Local Board at 6:45 A. M., December 9, 1952, to be forwarded to Shreveport, La. for reexamination:

White:
Johnny A. Sykes, Box 6, Waverly, La.
Robert E. Mayberry, Rt. 1, Box 65-B, Sondheimer, La.
Daniel R. Cupit, Rt. 1, Box 93, Denham Springs, La.

Negro:
Henry Williams, Jr., 864 22nd St., Oakland, Calif.
Tom Berry, Rt. 1, Box 220, Tallulah, La.
Charlie McWilliams, Tallulah, La.
Thomas White, Rt. 1, Box 90-A, Tallulah, La.
George Moore, Tallulah, La.
Sylvester Turner, 104 Jefferson St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Clyde Cooper, 3025 Tiuxillo, Houston, Texas.
Elijah Murray, Route 2, Box 150, Tallulah, La.
Isaac Jackson, Jr., Box 454, Tallulah, La.
Eddie Jackson, Box 241, Tallu­lah, La.
John Thomas, Jr., Route 1, Box 284, Tallulah, La.
Robert Lee Davis, Box 169, Shelby, Miss.
Excel Jones, Route 2, Box 495 Tallulah, La.
Ed Payton, 315 N. Chestnut Tallulah, La.
Culie Kinsey, Route 1, Box 187 Tallulah, La.
Aurtha Lee Banks, 307 Harrison St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Charlie Polly, Route 2, Box 21
James Cotton, Route 1, Box 159, Tallulah, La.
Boley Grayson, Box 733, Tallulah, La.
Johnnie L. Patterson, 4738-A St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
Harges Jackson, Tallulah, La.

Gold Star Award Presented Marine Capt. Homer Erwin 
WITH THE FIRST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING IN KOREA—
Madison Journal December 1952

Marine Captain John H. Erwin, Jr., 29, of Tallulah and Hartford, Conn., has been awarded a Gold Star in lieu of his second Air Medal by Brig. Gen. Clayton C. Jerome, commanding general of the First Marine Aircraft Wing in Korea.

The award was made for Erwin's 21st through 40th combat missions in Korea. Captain Erwin's wife, Eunice, and daughter, Jo Ann, 2, live at 1204 LaSalle Street. His parents are Mr. and J. H. Erwin of 6 Deerfield Street, Hartford, Conn.

CHIEF OF STAFF

Col. John W. Carpenter III of Tallulah has been named chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force's Air Research and Development Command at Baltimore.

John Carpenter Of Tallulah Named Chief Of Staff
Madison Journal December 1952

The appointment of Colonel John W. Carpenter III of Tallulah, La., as chief of staff of the United States Air Force's Air Research and Development Command has been announced today by Lt. Gen. Earle E. Partridge, commanding general of the Air Research and Development Command in Baltimore.

Formerly vice chief of staff. Col. Carpenter succeeds Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Harris Jr., who is now commanding general of the Air Research and Development Command's Arnold Engineering Development Center. Tullahoma, Tenn. As chief of Staff, Col. Carpenter serves as an advisor and assistant to the commanding general and the vice commander and directs the activities of the headquarters staff of ARDC.

Colonel Carpenter, a senior pilot, has served with the U.S. Air Force since his graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1939. During World War II he served in the Pacific Theater as a B-17 combat bomber pilot.

He was born in Tallulah, La., on 11 August 1916 and attended high school at Stillwater. Okla. Before entering West Point, he attended school at Oklahoma A & M and Mississippi State College. He was graduated from the Air Corps Flying School in 1940 and from the Air Force Air Command and Staff School in 1947.

Colonel Carpenter has been awarded the Silver Star with two oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, and the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

Colonel and Mrs. Carpenter, the former Dorothy B. Goding of Binghamton, N. Y., and their three children, Carol Sue, 12, John W. IV, 7, and Jean M., 7, presently reside at 5505 Sagra Road. Baltimore. Colonel Carpenter is the son of J. W. Carpenter, Route 2, Tallulah, La.

E. O. Florence Takes Part In Seajump Operation
Madison Journal December 1952

Taking part in "Operation Seajump", a large scale amphibious training exercise off the coast of Southern California is Edwin O. Florence, seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Florence of Route 1, Tallulah, serving aboard the radar picket destroyer USS Ernest G. Small.

The climax of the exercise will be a full scale land assault by amphibious forces supported by air units and helicopter landing attack forces, against an "enemy" entrenched at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.

Naval units taking part in Sea-jump include aircraft carriers and air squadrons, destroyers, submarines, minesweepers and various types of amphibious ships, landing craft and units.

The exercise is designed as a means for providing advanced amphibious and land warfare training and improving the readiness of Naval and Marine forces of the Pacific Fleet.

Even though many of the participating units are veterans of Korea, they constantly engage in training exercises to maintain maximum proficiency in the use of combat tactics and special weapons.

Vice Admiral Harold M. Martin, Commander First Fleet, is conducting the exercises which have been ordered by Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Selective Service Calling For Men
Madison Journal January 1953

The following men have been notified by the Madison Parish Local Board to report at 6:15 a. m. January 13, 1953, for induction, preinduction and reexamination, as follows: 
Induction—White:
Howard W. Kesler Jr., Wisner, La.

Negro:
Walter Joiner, 320 Van Buren, Las Vegas, Nev.
Frank Bailey, Waverly, La.
Tom Morris, Jr., 847 N. Pine Street, Natchez, Miss.

Delinquent Pre-Induction—White: Jarrell G. Deco, Star Route, Haughton, La.

Negro:
Andrew K. Whitney, Box 502, Tallulah, La.
Samuel M. Harper, 1205 E. 42nd Place, Los Angeles, Calif.

Re-Examination—Negro:
Johnnie Johnson, Jr., Route 1, Box 109-B, Tallulah, La.
Charles Jinkins, Waverly, La.
Bobbie Lee Robinson, Box 72J, Tallulah, La.
Clarence Chocklin, 1331 Stockton Street, Madera, Calif.
Eugene Winston, Tallulah, La.
Lawrence Williams, c/o Howard Sevier, Tallulah, La. Transfer from Lake Providence, La.

SWORN IN — Marshall Pearce Bailey of Tallulah and Chas. D. Peavy of Monroe, are shown being sworn into the U. S. Army Reserve by Capt. Gordon Sumner, USA, Asst. Adjutant for the Army ROTC Unit at Louisiana State University. These two men were among the 95 to be commissioned into the Army and Air Force in a brief ceremony that took place Saturday, January 31. The commissions as 2nd Lieutenants were awarded after successful completion of the four-year ROTC program at L. S. U.

Lt. Bailey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L Bailey, Jr., 903 Bayou Street. He is a senior in the School of Agriculture of Louisiana State University.

Local Airman Completes his Basic Course
Madison Journal January 1953

Harold W. Oldham

Harold W. Oldham 20, son of Mrs. W. O. Wiggins, Tallulah, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Resource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career.

LOCAL GI GUARD FOR IKE IN KOREA
Madison Journal January 1953

 M/Sgt. Wayne S. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. I.. W. Williams, Sr., Route 2, Tallulah, who is serving with "Btry. "B" 82nd Division in Korea, had the honor of being one of President-Elect Ike's honor guards during the President-Elects recent visit to the Korean battle front.

Sgt. Williams has been in Korea since April 15, 1952.

February Draft Call for Madison Parish Listed
16 Madison Parish Men Called For Induction; 41 Called For Pre-Induction Examination
Madison Journal February 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report to the Local Board office, City Hall, at 6:15 a. m., on February 18, 1953, to be forwarded to Shreveport for induction into the Army:

White:
Robert E. Mayberry, Route 1, Box 65-B, Sondheimer, La.
Warren L. Parker, 403 Scott Street, Tallulah, La.
Martin A. Verhagen, Route 2, Box 37, Tallulah, La.
Charles A. Holloway, Jr., Route 1, Box 175, Delhi, La.

Negro:
Freddie Lee Hicks, Tallulah, La.
George Thomas, 312 W. 83rd Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
Henry Coleman, Jr., 20 120th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
Tom Berry, Route 1, Box 304, Tallulah, La.
Dolray Deans, 3245 3425½ Jim Hill Street, Jackson, Miss.    
Calvin W. Dicking, 1949  Virginia, Saginaw, Mich.
Charlie McWilliams, Route  Box 37, Transylvania, La.
Thomas White, Route 1, Box 90-A, Tallulah, La.
Johnnie L. Patterson, Tallulah La.
John P. Butler, Route 1, Box 20, Delhi, La.
Elwood Vivens, Jr., Tallulah, La.
James H. Ford, 400 Washington Street, Tallulah, La.

Delinquents:
Andrew Sansberry, 1491 McAllister Street, San Francisco 11, Calif.
C. P. Funches, 1927 Orlens Street, New Orleans, La.

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report at 6:15 a. m., at the Local Board office, City Hall, on February 26, 1953, to be forwarded to Shreveport for pre-induction examination:

White:
Conie McCoy Medlin, Route 1, Box 172, Tallulah, La.
Franklin Y. McDonald, Box 348, Tallulah, La.
Gerald H. Dahlhauser, 6691/2 S. La Verne Ave., Los Angles, Calif.
John W. Morris, Route 1, Tallulah, La.
John D. Davis, Box 10. Mound, La.
James E. Rogan, Route 1, Box 42, Tallulah, La.
Thomas Trichell, Box 188, Tallulah, La.
Franklin D. Brown, Box 148, Tallulah, La.

Negro:
Louis Thurman, Jr., Route ?, Box 174, Delhi, La., (Volunteer)
Lonnie Duncan Tallulah, La.
Sam Lewis, Box 665, Tallulah, La.
Leon Stribling, Tallulah, La.
Joseph C. Gordon, Box 384, Hawthorne, Nev.
Anderson Sartin, Box 934, Tallulah, La.
Milo Harris, Jr., 511-A Jackson Street, Tallulah, La.
Porter L. Henderson, Route 2, Box 90, Tallulah, La.
Willie J. Arrington, Route 1, Box 43, Tallulah, La.
Isaac Berry, Delta, La.
Junior Washington, Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.
Willie Lee Jackson, Waverly, La.
Charles E. Baity, 1023 H Street, Las Vegas, Nev.
Cornelious Cogg, Box 503, Tallulah, La.
Allen Buck, Box 742, Tallulah, La.
L. V. Green, 8544 Zamore Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
Aaron T. }Clines, Route 1, Box 95, Tallulah, La.
James W. Thomas, Route 1, Box 284, Tallulah, La.
Baby Ruth Williams, Box 254, Tallulah, La.
Frank M. Glasper, 303 Suewill Road, Herlong, Calif.
George Cotton, Route 1, Box 188, Tallulah, La.
Percy Singleton, 1602 S. Carpenter, Chicago, Ill.
J. W. Towner, Route 1, Box 348, Tallulah, La.
Clarence J. Sanders, Route 1, Box 179, Tallulah, La.
Charlie Coleman, Route 1, Box 208, Tallulah, La.
George U. Milton, Box 177, Tallulah, La.
Oliver Dee, Mound, La.
J. B. Bailey, Waverly, La.
Charles L. Hollins, Route 2, Box 341, Tallulah, La.
Willie J. Lewis, Box 1064, Tallulah, La.
Prince M. Cooper, Route 1, Box 32, Tallulah, La.
Theodore R. Chandler, Box 1133, Tallulah, La., Transfer.
Ray II. Lewis, Route 2, Box 150, Tallulah La. Transfer.

Charlie Sims of the U. S. Navy is enjoying a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sims. Charlie has been on duty in Korea for the last year.

Kenneth Donovan Receives Discharge from U. S. Army
Madison Journal February 1953

Kenneth Donovan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Donovan of 311 South Chestnut Street, was discharged from the United States Army on February 4. He volunteered for the Army in February of 1951 for 21 months of service to his country. Shortly after entering the service the minimum length for volunteer service was raised to 24 months.

Donovan spent the first 14 months of his service in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was transferred to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where he stayed for a period of two months. He then was shipped overseas to Okinawa. There, he remained until his discharge was ready.

While in service in the States, Donovan was the Regimental Organist for the 155th Infantry Regiment and while overseas he was Regimental Organist for the 29th Infantry Regiment.

Kenneth graduated from the Tallulah High School in 1951. He was employed at the Bailey Theatre as an operator until his enlist­ment into the Armed Forces. Donovan is a member of the Methodist Church and was the organist for the Sunday School of the church until his leaving.

Donovan's plans for the future are indefinite at the present time.

PFC. LOUIS FOSTER COMPLETE TOUR OF DUTY IN GERMANY
Madison Journal February 1953

Pfc. Louis Foster, son of James Foster of Tallulah, is returning to the United States after a nine-month tour of duty in Germany.

He served as a cannoneer with the 1st Infantry Division's 48th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion.

Foster entered the Army in February, 1951, and received basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Men Ordered To Appear March 25th For Pre-Induction
Madison Journal March 1953

The following Madison Parish registrants have been ordered to report for pre-induction examination on March 25, 1953, at 6:15 a. m.:
White:
Kenneth L. Busby, Box 7, Tallulah, La.
Donald V. Arender, Route 1, Tallulah, La.
Russell McCurry, 810 S. Terrell, Midland, Texas.
Colored:
Nathaniel Farmer, 3420 McKinley St., Los Angeles 11, Calif.
Roosevelt Wilson, Jr., Box 1004, Tallulah, La.
James Randle, Route 1, Box 254, Tallulah, La.
Charlie E. Kie, Delhi, La.
Tom Brown, Jr., 509 W. Green St., Tallulah, La.
Johnnie E. Lee, 825 Williamson,  Shreveport, La.
Leon Gasby, 518 Wilson, Las Vegas, Nev.
Willie Wilmore, Route 2, Box 25-A, Tallulah, La.
Willie Neal, Mound, La.
Herbert C. Jones, Route 2, Box 61, Tallulah, La.
Andrew Lee Patterson, Tallulah, La.
Elza McDowell, 1011 E. 24th Ave., Gary, Ind.
Robert Faby, Jr., 880 E. 43rd St., Los Angeles 11, Calif.

To Report for Induction
Madison Journal March 1953

The following men have been notified to report for induction into  Army on March 25, 1953, by  The Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Johnny A. Sykes, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Caesar D. Wilson, Route 2, Box 64, Tallulah, La.
Burley L. Dixon, Route 1, Box 57, Tallulah, La.
Howard Johnson, 705 N. Walnut St., Tallulah, La.

Philip Crothers Is Completing Course at Lackland Base
Madison Journal March 1953


Phillip Crothers

Phillip Crothers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Crothers, 401 Dabney Street, Tallulah, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, Site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Resource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career.

Crothers has entered into the medical crops branch of the service and will be stationed at Fort Sam Houston for training duties. Fort Sam Houston is in San Antonio, Texas.

Jacob C. Kloor Now in Amphibious Training Exercise
Madison Journal March 1953

The amphibious force flagship USS Taconic is taking part in the second phase of an amphibious training exercise extending from the Caribbean area to the shores of North Carolina.

Serving aboard the flagship of Rear Admiral C. W. Wilkins, USN, Commander Amphibious Group 4, is Jacob C. Kloor, Jr., yeoman second class, USN, son of Jacob C. Kloor of 9 Louisiana St., Tallulah, La., and husband of Mrs. Barbara R. Kloor of Norfolk, Va.

About 25,000 sailors and 36,000 Marines are involved in the current exercise with an armada of more than 150 ships and craft. A full-scale assault against an 'aggressor" at Onslow Beach, N. C. maneuvers will climax the maneuvers in early April.

Williams Picked As Course Instructor
Madison Journal March 1953

Three members of the 2d Infantry Division in Korea have been serving as instructors at an anti-aircraft training course for Korean soldiers.

They are: M/Sgt. Wayne A. Williams, son of Mrs. L. W. Williams, Route 2, Tallulah, La., Second Lt. Roy Camp, whose wife lives at  2099 S. Henderson Blvd., Kilgore, Texas, and Second Lt. Charles W. Appich, whose wife lives at 19 W. Locklane, Richmond, Va.

The school is conducted by Battery B of the 82d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion.

The 14-day session covers everything from firing weapons to driving track vehicles. At the completion of the course the Korean soldiers drive to Inchon for four days of actual firing experience.

John Cupit Has Completed Course At Lackland Base
Madison Journal March 1953

John Cupit, 20, son of Mrs. Chambless Cupit, Winnsboro, has completed his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Resource Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assign­ment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation land career.

 Cupit has entered into the Jet Corps branch of the service and is now stationed at Amarillo, Texas for training duties.

He married the former Annie Speed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Speed, 115 Thelma Street, Tallulah. Mrs. Cupit has joined her husband to live in Texas.   

LIEUT. ALTON CURRY RETURNS TO STATES
Madison Journal March 1953

DONALDSON AIR FORCE BASE  South Carolina—First Lieutenant Alton A. Curry of Tallulah, La., has returned to this station after having served nine months in the Far East. Lt. Curry was recalled to active duty with the famed 443rd Texas Wing in 1951 and assigned to the Greenville Air Base, now known as Donaldson Air Force Base. After spending three months at Greenville Air Base he was reassigned to Brady Air Force Base, Japan where he flew missions with the C-46, a cargo and troop carrier type aircraft.

During Lt. Curry's military career he has been awarded the Air Medal with three clusters, the European Theatre of Operations Ribbon with three battle stars, the Korean Campaign Battle Star, the Reserve Ribbon and the United Nations Service Ribbon.

Lt. Curry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caney A. Curry of Box 46, Tallulah, Louisiana.

William Keller In Marine Training In Atomic Warfare
Madison Journal April 1953

Pfc William A. Keller

Marine Private First Class William A. Keller of Tallulah, Louisiana, is one of over 2,000 Marines now at the Atomic Energy Commission Proving Grounds for the latest series of atomic tests.

While here he will witness an atomic explosion and then join in a mock ground-air assault on an objective near the center of the impact area.

Under simulated atomic conditions, the Marines will receive training in assault tactics relating to atomic warfare, including the recently-developed art of vertical envelopment by helicopter. Training in physical protection measures and indoctrination in the effects on equipment of atomic explosions are other important phase of the exercises.

Pfc Keller is a member of a battalion of Marines from Camp Pendleton, Calif., which, along with another battalion from Camp Lejeune, N. C., was flown to this desert site to participate in the atomic attack problems.

Pfc Keller joined the Marines in December 1952. His mother, Mrs. R. L. Keller, lives at 403 South Elm Street, Tallulah.

 Jackie Rigdon in Marine Training in California
Madison Journal April 1953

Jackie Rigdon

Marine Private Jackie Rigdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Rigdon, of Route 1, Box 109, Tallulah, La., is now undergoing training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

During the nine weeks "Boot Camp", as recruit training is commonly called, Private Rigdon will become versed in such basic military subjects as precision drill, first aid, Marine Corps History, missions of the Marine Corps, and field tactics.

Three weeks of the training period is spent at the Camp Matthews Rifle Range. While there, Private Rigdon will fire the .30 caliber rifle, the .45 caliber pistol, the 60 and 81 millimeter mortars, the flame thrower, and the latest type bazookas. Under a newly adopted training program he will also receive instructions in throw­ing live hand grenades.

If he has maintained a good record during recruit training he will be promoted to Private First Class. Upon completion of "Boot Camp" he will be given four weeks advanced individual training, then a ten-day leave. Upon returning to his assigned station he will be eligible to attend one of the 140 different specialists’ schools which prepare Marines for work in one or more of 470 different job skills.

Private Rigdon enlisted in the Marine Corps at New Orleans, La., recently.

April Draft Call Issued For Madison Parish Men
Seven Called For Induction Into Armed Forces And Twenty-Seven Are Called For pre-induction Exams
Madison Journal April 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on for seven men to be inducted on April 15, 1953. The following men have been selected to fill this call:
White:
John C. Rollinson, 2757 Waggoner, Shreveport, La.
Negro:
Abel Eisley, 2320 Weller, Fresno, Calif.
Lonnie Duncan, Tallulah, La.
James Brooks, 1071 W. 10th St., San Bernardino, Calif.
Ward E. Jones, Box 761, Tallulah, La.
Hosea Jones, Box 228, Urbana,Il.
Jerry C. McIntyre, Box 882, Tallulah, La.

The Madison Parish Local Board. has also notified the following 27 men to report for pre-induction examination on April 13, 1953:
White:
Hubert K. Watts, Route 1, Box 287, Tallulah La.
Wesley Reardon, 6800 Bridges, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Raymond E. Creel, 449 Ave. A., Westwego, La.
Clyde H. Clark, Jr., 117 Sidney St., Tallulah, La.
Franklin D. Wilson, c/o Ford Motor Co., Tallulah, La.
Martin A. Hebert, Route 1, Box 164-B, Delhi, La.
Negro:
Willie Bolden, Mound, La.
Eddie Lee, Jr., Route 1, Box 11, Sondheimer, La.
Lee A. King, Tallulah, La.
Sylvester Johnson, Jr., Box 35, Mound, La.
William H. Moses, Box 937, Tallulah, La.
Archie C. Houston, Route 1, Box 304, Tallulah, La.
Willie Feazell, 312 W. Green St., Tallulah, La,
Henry Everfield, Jr., c/o W. H. Patterson, Baton Rouge, La.
William Thompson, Route 2, Box 25-A, Tallulah, La.
Billie Washington, 5134 Broadway, Shreveport, La.
Theodore McLindsey, 1569 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
Arthur Forest, Tallulah La.
Horace Williams Tallulah, La.
Israel Douglas, Tallulah, La.
Ellis Johnson, Route 2, Box 15. Delhi. La.
Louis Roberson, Jr. 11171/2  W. 18th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Richard Rone, Jr., 218 N. Walnut SC, Tallulah, La.
James Wiggins, Route 1, Box 29-A, Sondheimer, La.
James Lee Allen, Delta, La. Oliver Lisby, Jr., Box 424, Tal­lulah, La.
Lonzie Bell Jones, Jr., Box 1, Mound, La.

Thompson Chosen For Military Police
Madison Journal April 1953

Army Pvt. William M. Thompson, nephew of Porter Henderson, Route 1, Tallulah, is one of the hand-picked military policemen that have been guarding Communist sick and wounded prisoners of war headed for "Operation Little Switch" at the Panmunjom exchange site.

Private Thompson is regularly assigned to the UN prisoner of war camp number three on Chenju Island.

Two Tallulians Meet in Korean City
Madison Journal May 1953

Given to the Journal recently was a letter by Mrs. W. W. Scroggins from her son, John, who is on the battle front in Korea. Pfc. Scroggins left Korea for a short rest period in Japan and upon returning to As-Com City in Korea met Tallulian, Cpl. Bill Hale.

 

Both John Scroggins and Bill Hale attended Tallulah High School and their families are residents of Madison Parish.

 

Part of Pfc. Scroggins letter follows:

"Yes, Ma, I enjoyed my trip to Japan. I flew from As-Com City to Japan in two and a half hours at 10,000 feet high. I like to fly. I took those Japanese baths and I couldn't eat their cooking. Those people sure are clean and nice to us boys when we go there on leave. I stayed there four days and five nights and then I flew back to Korea; a 650 mile flight.

 

"I saw one of my old pals from Tallulah in As-Com City. You know Cpl. Bill Hale. He was a 31st drafter. He has just been here a short time now. You can put that in the paper if you want to about us meeting in a city in Korea. Both of us have been in the Marine Corps 18 months. I have spent eight months in machine guns and I have seen plenty of action. I have, also, spent plenty of time on Reno, Carson and Vegas."

 

Tallulah Native Recognized For Heroic Efforts
Madison Journal May 1953

Major William E. Antley, Jr., has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement during operations in Korea while serving as commanding officer of a combat service unit in support of a Marine aircraft wing from April 21 to July 16, 1952.

 

 The citation reads as follows:

"The Bronze Star Medal to Maj. William E. Antley, Jr., 015096 United States Marine Corps Reserve.

 

"For meritorious achievement during operation in Korea while serving as commanding officer of a combat service unit in support of a Marine aircraft group from April 21, 1952 to July 16, 1952. Charged with the responsibility of maintaining the vital fuel dump and assisting in the maintenance of ammunition and ration dumps, Major Antley performed his duties with outstanding professional competence under adverse weather and working conditions. The enviable record of the combat service unit was due largely to Major AntIey's unremitting devotion to duty and exceptional vigilance. Major Antley planned and directed the unloading and long of ships, maintained highly effective liaison with personnel of the vessels concerned and constantly improved the welfare and comfort of his command. His efficient operations of the port facility contributed substantially to the marine aircraft group's ability to maintain maximum operations against the enemy. Major Antley's perseverance and skillful service in the outstandingly superior performance of his duties were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

 

"Major Antley is authorized to wear the combat 'V.'

 

"Clayton C. Jerome, Maj. Gen., U. S. Marine Corps."

 

Major Antley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Antley, Cleveland Street, Tallulah. His wife, Lola Lee Antley, resides in Jefferson Village Apartment, 1691 Robert Lane, Falls Church, Va. They have two sons, Tracy, two and Allan, one month old.

 

Twelve Called For Induction Armed Service
Madison Journal May 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has received a call for 12 men to be inducted on May 26. To fill this call, it has been necessary to call eight men who are not yet 20 years of age; however, these men will become 20 within the next two  months. The following men have been notified to report on the 26th.
White:

John F. Davis, Box 10, Mound, La.

Franklin D. Brown, Box 148, Tallulah, La.

Kenneth L. Busby, Box 7, Tallulah, La.

Negro:

Andrew K. Whitney, 920 N. "C" Street, Las Vegas, Nev.

Samuel M. Harper, Box 373, Tallulah, La.

Willie L. Jackson, Waverly, La. Willie S. Flood, Box 731, Tallulah, La.

Roosevelt Wilson, Jr., Box 1004, Tallulah, La.

Leon Gasby, 518 Wilson Street, Las Vegas, Nev.

Herbert C. Jones, Route 2, Box 61, Tallulah, La.

Andrew Lee Patterson, Tallulah, La.

Robert Faby, Jr., Box 1062, Tallulah, La.

 

Richard Everett Joins Louisiana Purchase Platoon
Madison Journal May 1953

Richard T. Everett, Ill, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Everett, Jr., of Route 2, Tallulah, became the first man from Tallulah to join the Marine Corp's "Louisiana Purchase Platoon".

 

Everett will accompany the 150 man all Louisiana unit to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, where for nine weeks the Louisiana Purchase Platoon will train as an individual unit.

 

Upon completion of their training, the Louisiana Purchase Platoon will be promoted enmasse to Private First Class with special honors going to outstanding individuals of the platoon who will be designated as "Honor Men."

 

The unit will have a banner of its own and through the entire nine weeks of training will maintain it's identity as the Louisiana Purchase Platoon. It is anticipated that seasoned Marine Corps vete­rans, all natives of Louisiana, will be designated as instructors who will guide the platoon through their entire training.

 

Major C. E. Corley, Officer in Charge of the Louisiana area announced that only a few vacancies remain and that young men interested in joining this unique platoon should contact their local Marine Corps Recruiting Office as soon as possible. The Marine Recruiter for this area is located at Room 312 Post Office Building, Monroe, La.

 

Two Local Colored Soldiers Assigned To Combat Unit For Basic Training
Madison Journal May 1953

 

 

Pvt. Wallis Lee Douglas Two colored soldiers from Madison Parish on Parish, Pvt. Wallis Lee Douglas and Pvt, James H. Ford, have arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, where they will be assigned to Combat Command "B" of the famed First Armored Division for basic train­ing.

 

Pvt. Douglas the son of Mallis Jones. He attended school at Thomastown.

 

Pvt. Ford is the son of Mary Wilkerson. He attended Madison Parish Training School and was active in N.F. A., basketball and baseball.

 

Famed as a combat division in World War II, the First Armored Division was reactivated in 1951 under Major Bruce C. Clarke and is at present undergoing combat training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Cadet Tommy Joe Lee Enters Basic Training In Texas
Madison Journal June 1953

Tommy Joe Lee, 18, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Karnes, Route 1, Sondheimer, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Re­source Research Center, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School.

His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career.

One Inducted; Twenty-Six Examined For June Call; Local Board Receives Call for 26 Men to Report for Pre-Induction June 23; 
1 For Induction June 29
Madison Journal June 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has been ordered to furnish one man for induction in June. The following man, who is colored, been notified to report on June 2 to fill this call:

Caesar D. Wilson, Route 2; Box 64, Tallulah, La.

Pre-Induction Call

The local board has received call for 26 men for pre-induction on June 23, 1953. The following men have been selected to the call:
White:
Rozell Sanders, Box 7, Waverly, La.
Rhada L. Hopkins, Route Box 271, Tallulah, La.
Harold L. Jenkins, 1033 Arkansas St., Helena, Ark.
Cliffton R. Jobe, Route 1, 247, Tallulah, La.
Lewis O. White, Route 1, 124-A, Delhi, La.
Charles H. Byrd, City  Tallulah, La.
Ross E. Murphy, Box 826, Tallulah, La.
Albert K. Fife, Route 2, B 187-A, Delhi, La.
Arlen R. Gardner, Route 1, 116, Tallulah, La.
Howard E. O. Brown, Route Box 63, Sondheimer, La.
Negro:
James Washington, Tallulah, La.
Sylvester Banks, Delta, La.
Henry Newman, Jr., Box 1007, Tallulah, La.
Milton Wyatt, Jr., Box 63, Tallulah, La.
Jesse Ester, Box 741, Tallulah La.
Jesse Ester, Box 741, Tallulah, La.
Walter Perkins, Jr., Route Box 77, Tallulah, La.
George Love, Jr., Route 1, t 152-X, Tallulah, La.
Jesse Lee Anderson, Delta, La.
Andrew J. Dent, 2253 E. 122nd St., Compton, Calif.
Sam Scott, Route 1, Box 121-A, Sondheimer, La.
Carneal Brown, Tallulah, La.
Orneal Brown, Tallulah, La.
Willie Martin, Jr., Tallulah, La.
Eaphern Smith, 707 N. Walnut St., Tallulah, La.
Victor H. Taylor, Box 508, Tallulah, La.
Otis Dawson, Box 22, Tallulah, La.
Richard Frith, Box 155, Sondheimer, La., Transfer.

W. A. Windham Completes Basic Flight Training
Madison Journal June 1953


Wm. A. Windham

Wm. A. Windham, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Windham, Old Waverly Plantation, Tallulah, La., has successfully completed the pre­flight phase of his pilot training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

He was graduated in informal ceremonies of the 3740th Pre-Flight Training Group, commanded by Col. Wm. F. Stewart. This group is one of the largest military training organizations of Lackland, the Gateway to the Air Force base, commanded by Brig. Gen. Wycliffe E. Steele. It provides ini­tial aviation Cadet Training for both pilot and aircraft observer students.

With the first twelve weeks of the program that will lead to the wings of an Air Force flying officer behind him, he will enter basic flying training upon leaving the San Antonio base. Many of the graduates will receive a delay enroute to their new training base which will enable them to take a brief home leave.

Although predominately American, the pre-flight graduating class included a number of cadets enrolled as Allied nationals under provisions of the Mutual Defense Assistance Pact against enemy aggression. These cadets qualified under the program from the nations of Norway, Denmark, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.

Local Man In Naval District Reservist Cruise
Madison Journal June 1953

Among 138 Eighth Naval District Reservists from five states who departed from New Orleans for a two-week training cruise in the Caribbean is Martin A. Verhagen, seaman apprentice, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martinus A. Verhagen of Tallulah.

The reservists, aboard the patrol craft escorts 842, 846 and 870, will visit Cienfuegas, Cuba, for a week-end of liberty and recreation.

Upon completion of their refresher shipboard training, they returned to New Orleans June 19 for release to inactive duty.

Harold Fisher To Get Masters Degree At Mississippi U.
Madison Journal June 1953

Harold Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fisher, will receive his Masters degree in Education from the University of Mississippi, Sunday, May 31. He received his BA from the University last August.

While at the University, he has been active in campus organizations on the campus and throughout the state. He served as vice president of the campus Baptist Student Union for two years; serving for the past two years as president of the group, He served one year as vice president of the Baptist Student Union for the State of Mississippi.

He is a member of the Future Teachers of America, serving last year as president. He has been elected to membership into Phi Delta Kappa, a national honorary professional fraternity for men education, and Kappa Delta Pi, a national honorary scholastic society.

This month, for his service and accomplishments at the University, he was one of 17 candidates elected to membership into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society for men. Omicron Delta Kappa selects members from five fields of activity, religion, athletics; scholarship, forensic arts and publications. All initiates are required to have an above average scholastic record. Membership into Omicron Delta Kappa is the highest campus wide recognition for men given at the University.

Pvt. R. E. Mayberry Assigned To Famed Armored Division
Madison Journal June 1953

 
Robert E. Mayberry

Pvt. Robert E. Mayberry, Route 1, Tallulah, has arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, where he will be as assigned to Combat Command "B" of the famed First Armored Division for basic training.

Pvt. Mayberry is the son of Robert Lee Mayberry. He attended Tallulah High School.

Famed as a combat division in World War II, the First Armored Division was reactivated in 1951 under Major General Bruce C. Clarke and is at present undergoing combat training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Burley Dixon At Fort Hood For Basic Training
Madison Journal June 1953

Pvt. Burley Louis Dixon, Route 1, Tallulah, has arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, where he will be assigned to Combat Command "B" of the famed First Armored Division for basic training.

Pvt. Dixon is the son of Lodes H. Dixon of Tallulah. He attended Thomastown High school and was active in basketball and softball.

Famed as a combat division in World War II, the First Armored Division was reactivated in 1951 under Major General Bruce C. Clarke and is at present undergo­ing combat training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Draft and Goes On New Schedule
Madison Journal July 1953

The public is hereby notified that the Madison Parish Local Board is now on a 3-day instead of 5-day schedule. The office will be open from 8 to 5 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. However, it will be closed from July 10th through 26th. During this time, young men reaching 18 may register with the City Clerk in the City Hall.

The following men have been notified to report for pre-induction examination on July 23rd, 1953:
White:
Warren A. Williams, 302 Grant St., Tallulah, La.
Charles H. Foster, Box 806, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Frank Walker, 111/2 Madison St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Lorant Murphy, Box 8, Tallulah, La.
Sammie Lee Silas, Tallulah, La., Transfer.

Crothers Enroute To Germany After Visit Tallulah
Madison Journal July 1953

A/3c Phillip Crothers, son of Mr. of Mrs. M. M. Crothers of 401 Dabney Street, is now enroute to Camp Kilmer, New Brunswick, New Jersey. From there he will be assigned to overseas duty in Germany. Crothers has been home on a 10-day leave.

In Germany, Crothers will work a hospital for eight weeks for applitory training. He enlisted in Air Force in February of this year and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas for nine weeks of basic training. He then was moved to Fort Sam Houston, also in San Antonio, for six weeks of Medical training.

Crothers is a 19-year-old youth who began his schooling in Tallulah and was a member of the 1951 graduating class of Tallulah High School. He entered Louisiana Tech in the fall of that year and continued his education until his enlistment this year.

Dr. K. J. Nettles Serves Air Force As Chaplain
Madison Journal July 1953

Dr. Kenneth J. Nettles reports July 20 at Scott Field, Illinois to begin serving as a Chaplin in the United Air Force. Dr. Nettles was pastor of the Temple Southern Baptist Church in Champaign, Ill. at the time he received his Doctor of Theology degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary last January. He is a graduate of Louisiana College and also attended the Seminary at New Orleans. He has served as State Missionary in Madison Parish and later as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Newellton.

Dr. Nettles is the son of the late L. A. Nettles and brother of L. A. Nettles, Jr. of Tallulah.

Peter Dahlhauser Completed Basic Training Recently
Madison Journal July 1953

Private Peter E. Dahlhauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Dahlhauser, 917 Florida Street, Tallulah, La., completed basic training recently at the Medical Replacement Training Center at Camp Pickett, Va.

At MRTC, the Army's basic training school for medical enlisted men, he has received eight weeks of basic infantry training and eight weeks of medical training.

The infantry training covered subjects given to all new soldiers. Medical subjects studied included: Anatomy, physiology, military sanitation, method of evacuation, emergency medical treatment, administration of medicines, ward management, hypodermic injection, and operating room technique.

Private Dahlhauser returned to Camp Pickett Thursday after a week's visit in Tallulah. He will receive further training in the Medical Field in Virginia.

Dahlhauser enlisted in the Armed Forces February 12, 1953. He attended Tallulah High School and was a senior prior to his enlistment.

Dahlhauser was a member of the Trojan football team and was noted for his speed in the halfback position.

Duncan to Be Stationed At Fort Sam Houston
Madison Journal July 1953

Pvt. Richard G. Duncan is presently at home for 10 days from Camp Pickett, Virginia. He completed basic training and recently finished eight weeks of Medical Training at Camp Pickett.

Duncan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Duncan of Sondheimer. He was a student at Tallulah High School until February, when he en­isted into the Army.

He will leave Tallulah July 9th for Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. There he will go into advanced Medical Training.

Walter Butler Is Awarded Air Medal
Madison Journal July 1953

At a recent ceremony in Korea, 1st Lt. Walter E Butler of Shreveport, La., is congratulated by Lt. Col. Stewart C. Meyer, commander of the 40th Infantry Division's 981st Field Artillery Battalion, after receiving the Air Medal for meritorious service Lieutenant Butler, son of Mrs. J. P. Fair, Route 3, Shreveport, and W. E. Butler, Sr., of Tallulah, La., was cited for outstanding participating in 20 aerial flights behind enemy lines in an unarmed aircraft. A graduate of Northwestern State College, Natchitoches, La., he entered the Army in August 1951. His wife, Janice, lives on Route 1, Bunkie, La.

Local Reserves Go To Summer Camp
Madison Journal July 1953

Tallulah Hq. 451st Quartermaster Service Company, left Sunday, July 12 for Ft. Hood, Texas, where they will undergo two weeks of physical training. This well-seasoned unit consists of World War II veterans as well as Korean vets.

This unit is commanded by First Lt. Leander A. Anthony. General Trass is in command of the company at Ft. Hood. Other members are: Sgt. 1/C Cleveland W. (Duck) Cooks, Sgt. Johnny Crockett, Cpl. Zelma C. Wyche, Cpl. Tommy Stafford, Cpl. Clarence Guice, Cpl. Calvin Watson, Cpl. Mose Foster PFC. Joe May, Cpl. Sylvester Billinslea and Pfc. Johnny Jolly. Other members are from Monroe.

Brown Sent To Camp Roberts For Training
Madison Journal July 1953

Pvt. Franklin D. Brown of Tallulah, La. has been assigned to Camp Roberts, California to begin his military training.

Pvt. Brown whose mother is Mrs. Vera Brown, resides at P. O. Box 148 Tallulah, La. has been assigned to Btry. A. 434th Armd. Field Artillery Battalion at Camp Roberts.

The huge military installation, one of the largest Replacement Training Centers during World War II is now the home of the "Lucky Seventh" Armored Division and is located on U. S. Highway 101 about halfway between the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

Local Marine Wins Purple Heart In Korean Action
Madison Journal August 1953

 Pfc. John W. Scroggins

Pfc. John W. Scroggins, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Scroggins of Tallulah, was recently awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action against the enemy Chinese Communists in Korea. The award was presented at a formal ceremony in the field.

Pfc. Scroggins is attached to the famed First Marine Division and has participated in the Reno, 181, Vegas, Carson and 229 combat engagements. At present he is the Company Runner with "E" Company, 2nd Battalion of the Seventh Regiment.

Pfc. Scroggins was born in Winnsboro, La., but attended Tallulah High School and was employed by Dye & Mullins Construction Company of this city prior to his enlistment in January 9, 1952. He arrived in Korea for active duty July 4, 1952.

Awarded Air Medal On Okinawa
Madison Journal August 1953

 

First Lt. John W. Payne (right), son of Mrs. H .W. McCruiston of Sioux City, Iowa and grandson of Dr. and Mrs. E. Otis Edgerton, 1201 Bayou Drive, Tallulah, is congratulated by his squadron Commander, Lt. Col. Melvin H. Slate, after receiving the Air Medal at the Okinawa headquarters of the veteran 19th Bomb Wing. A U. S. Air Force B-29 Superfort pilot, Lieutenant Payne was awarded the medal for his part in B-29 strikes against Communist installations and equipment in North Korea. The citation read in part:

"By his courage, fortitude and desire to aid the United Nations' cause, Lieutenant Payne has brought great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the United States Air Force." A vet­eran of 24 Korean combat missions, he is slated for early return to the United States.

Draft Board Calls Three For August
Madison Journal August 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has been asked to furnish three men for induction in August. The following men have been notified to report at 6:15 a. m., Thursday, August 13th, to be forwarded to the induction Station in Shreveport.
White:
John F. Davis, Box 10, Mound, La.
Colored:
Lonnie Duncan, Tallulah, La.
William Hicks, Box 201, Tallu­lah, La.


Ceasar D. Wilson Now in Training at Camp Chaffee
Madison Journal August 1953

Pvt. Ceasar D. Wilson, son of Dave Wilson, Route 2, Tallulah, has been selected to attend the 5th Armored Division Leaders Course in Camp Chaffee, Ark.

The eight-week course, which is the training ground for future non-commissioned and commissioned officers, is divided into two parts.

The first five weeks will be devoted to the study of Leadership Principles, methods of instruction, and the conduct and teaching of drill and inspections. A Leaders’ Course Reaction Tests climaxes the first phase of training.

During the final three weeks, Private Wilson will be assigned to a post training unit where he will put into practice the lessons learned in the first five weeks and serve as an acting non-commissioned officer.

Otis Edmond Is Promoted In Korea To Sergeant Rank
Madison Journal August 1953

Otis C. Edmond, son of Eva Edmond, 408 N. Chestnut Street, Tallulah, recently was promoted to sergeant while serving in Korea with the 96th Field Artillery Battalion.

Edmond's unit arrived in Korea during the Inchon invasion of September 1950 and supported every UN division during the conflict. It is now training as part I of the U. S. security force.

A section chief in Battery A, Edmond entered the Army in November 1952 and arrived in Korea during May 1958.

Frank Bailey In Exercise Ski Jump
Madison Journal August 1953

Army PFC Frank B. Bailey, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey, Waverly, is now high in the Colorado Rockies helping to keep Army vehicles operating under sub-zero conditions during Exercise Ski Jump.

His unit, the 882nd Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company, does field maintenance on all vehicles used in the vast mountain and cold weather training exercise. Ski Jump, which opened in January, will close with a big field maneuver late this month.

Bailey, a mechanic, was self employed as a farmer before entering the Army in January 1953.

Joe Halbach, Jr., Enroute To Europe
Madison Journal August 1953

A/1C Joe Halbach, Jr., is presently enroute to Germany. He left early this week from Camp Kilmer, Brunswick, New Jersey. Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Halbach, who reside on South Walnut Street in Tallulah.

A/1C Halbach has been in the air force for 29 months and was previously stationed in Selma, Ala., at Craig Field. Recently Halbach was home for a month's leave before overseas duty. His assignment in Germany will be a meteorologist

Willie McCarty Returning To U.S. From Korean Duty
Madison Journal September 1953

Sergeant First Class Willie McCarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McCarty, who reside on the John W. Olvey Plantation south of Tallulah, is returning to the U. S. after serving with the Korean Base Section.

The Base Section controls most of the rear area units which provide supplies, services, communications and transportation for other UN forces on the peninsula. SFC McCarty, a motor sergeant in the 21st Station Hospital, arrived in Korea during February 1952. McCarty, whose wife lives at 3614 DeSiard Street, Monroe, entered the Army in 1942.

He wears the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct literal, Combat Infantryman Badge, European-African-Mid-Eastern Theater Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Korean and UN service Ribbons, and the Korean Presidental Unit Badge.

Former Recruiter Here Is Giving Lectures In Japan
Madison Journal September 1953

In line with the Army's policy of G. L's serving overseas being "Ambassadors' of Goodwill," Sgt. 1/c S. L. Harrison, former Recruiting Sergeant (Army and AF) Tallulah area, is giving lectures at the Kobe Cultural Center, Kobe, Japan, on "Life In America". The lectures (conferences) are well attended by Japanese, (there is an interpreter present) and also by many other foreigners, as Kobe is an international city .

The subject of the conferences are chosen by the Japanese, and it's surprising at some of the subjects they show most interest in. "The Levee System of the Mississippi" and great floods were of great interest, as were "Rice Production In Louisiana"; also, Edna Ferber's great novel, "ShowBoat" (last week’s subject) was of great interest. They wanted to know all about life on the Mississippi, house boat dwellers, cat-fishin', etc.

We Americans often invite the Japanese to our homes: they're avidly interested in our American way of life. The group we had at home recently were fascinated by my wife's demonstration of a vacuum cleaner,

Sfc. Harrison is a native of Louisiana and was born in Lake Charles. He is married to the former Dixie Vining, of Oak Grove, and is a veteran of World War II. He has just completed a tour of duty in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division and was transferred to Japan after being wounded during the Kurnhwa Ridges battles (Sniper Ridge and Jane Russell Hill). He is on duty in Japan as a re­cruiting sergeant for Camp Kobe, Japan.

 Airman Holley In Japan For Tour Of Overseas Duty
Madison Journal September 1953

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holley that their son, A2C Hugh Holley, has landed in Japan, where he will be stationed for the balance of his tour of duty.

A2C Holley recently enjoyed a furlough at his home in Tallulah before leaving, January 5, for overseas duty. He has been in the Air Force for three years and his tour of duty will end in 1955. At present he is stationed at Fucha Air Force Base, just 17 miles from Tokyo.

CLARENCE CHOCKLIN TO PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISE HILL TOP
Madison Journal September 1953

Army Pvt. Clarence Chocklin, 23, son of Virginia Chocklin of Tallulah, will move to the Yakima (Wash.) Firing Center this month, when the 44th Infantry Division participates in Exercise Hill Top. Chocklin, whose wife, Juanita, lives in Tacoma, Wash., is a cook in the 130th Infantry Regiment of the division stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Ruby J. Krueger Completes Basic Training Course
Madison Journal October 1953

Private Ruby J. Krueger, the daughter of Mrs. Cleta R. Krueger, of Route 2, Tallulah, has just completed basic training at the Women's Army Corps Training Center, Fort Lee, Va.

Pvt. Krueger, who is a graduate of Tallulah High School and was salutatorian of her graduating class, enlisted in the WAC in September of this year. She has been transferred to the Leaders' Course at WAC Training Center for further training as a non-commissioned officer.

Prior to entering the WAC, Pvt. Kruger was employed at Morgan & Lindsey.

The WAC Training Center at Fort. Lee, Va., is the nucleus of the Women's Army Corps. Here all new members of the WAC are received, processed, interviewed, and trained for Army life. There are three major training units at The Training Center: basic course, which initiates the transition from civilian to military life; Leaders' Course, which develops the potential leaders; and the WAC school, which conducts all officer training programs. From this center, the WAC personnel receive their assignments for all parts of the world as secretaries, clerks, laboratory technicians, and many other interesting and vital jobs.

Three Local Boys Report For Basic Training Course
Madison Journal October 1953

Three Tallulah soldiers have been assigned to Company C, 15th Armored Division at Camp Chaffee, Ark., for common basic training in the United States Army.

They are Pvt. Rhada L. Hopkins, son of Mr. W. L. Hopkins Route 1; Pvt. Warren L. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Parker, 403 Scott Street; and Pvt. Newtie J. Simmons, son of Mrs. Lottie Simmons, Route 2.

They will be taught the fundamentals of soldiering, learn to use and fire various infantry weapons and practice Army combat tactics.

Upon completing eight weeks of training, they will either be assigned to other posts or they will remain at Camp Chaffee for additional instruction in their military occupational specialties.

Three Men Are Called To Report For Induction
Madison Journal October 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for induction on Tuesday, October 20. They will be inducted at Shreveport and sent to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where they will be given aptitude tests and assigned to the branch of the Army they are best fitted for. The two men from this board and the transfer from Anniston, Ala, are
White:
Warren L. Parker, 403 Scott Street, Tallulah, La.
Rhada L. Hopkins, Route 1, Box 271, Tallulah, La.
Newtie J. Simmons, Box 583, Tallulah, La.

Three Selected For Examination On October 20th
Madison Journal October 1953

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated three men for pre-induction examination on October 20. The following men have been selected to fill the call: White:
Toland H. Frey, Cloverdale, Calif.
Negro:
Roosevelt Martin, Box 167, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Thomas J. Towner, 2708 Mills /Street, St. Louis, Mo., Volunteer.

Local Soldiers Complete Basic Infantry Course
Madison Journal October 1953

Army Privates Robert Faby and Franklin D. Brown, both formerly of Tallulah, graduated with fellow members of their company as they completed basic infantry training at Camp Roberts, Calif, the first week of October.

Both were members of Company A, 434th A.F.A. Battalion of the 7th Armored Division.

During the 16 week course these soldiers learned the duties of an infantryman in combat. The use of basic infantry weapons was particularly stressed. They also went through training maneuvers involving actual small arms and overhead artillery fire.

The Seventh Armored Division, of which they are members, is stationed at Camp Roberts, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 101, near Paso Robles, Calif.   

J. C. Stocks, Jr., Begins Training At Tyndall A FB
Madison Journal November 1953

 

Lt. J. C. Stocks, Jr., above, has reported to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida to begin training in the Aircraft Controller School located there.

 

Tyndall AFB Is one of the Bases in Crew Training Air Force, Air Training Command, and is also the home of the All-Weather Interceptor Aircrew School.

 

The training Lt. Stocks receives in the Aircraft Controller School will extend over a period of eight to ten weeks, eight of which will be a course in aircraft controlling. The second phase of controller training will be Tactical Air Controlling.

 

His training will qualify him to take his place in the Air Defense Team so vital to the defense of America and on the Tactical Air and Army Combat Team.

 

Edward H. Curry Now Marine Corps second Lieutenant
Madison Journal November 1953

 

Edward H. Curry, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Curry of Tallulah, was among the newly-commissioned Marine Corps second lieutenants completing the five month basic training course at the Marine Corps school in Quantico, Virginia.

 

Lt. Curry is now assigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif.

 

Call Four Men For Services
Madison Journal November 1953

The following four men have been notified to report for pre-induction examination on November 17, 1953 by the Madison Parish Local Board:

White:

James M. Griffith, Route 1, Tallulah, La.
Negro:

D. Moore, 3418 Second St., New Orleans, La.

Link Hendon, 801/2 W. Green St., Tallulah, La.

Andrew M. Davis, 1226 E. 59th Place, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Completes Army Officers Course
Madison Journal November 1953

 

Marshall Pearce Bailey, Lieutenant, Regular Army, recently completed the basic Infantry Officers Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Lt. Bailey, son Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bailey, Jr., Tallulah, graduated from Tallulah High School in the spring of 1948 whereupon he entered L.S.U. the following fall. In 1953 he graduated from L.S.U., after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree.

 

Lt. Bailey's wife, Mrs. Sue Bailey, and two children, Charlotte S., and Marshall P., are presently at the Bailey home in Tallulah.

 

The purpose of the Basic Infantry Officers Course is to provide training for newly commissioned officers who have not served with troops. It is designed to thoroughly indoctrinate the officer with his responsibilities and tasks as an infantry unit commander. It is but one of the 21 courses at the Infantry School open to officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army, Organized Corps and National Guard. Courses range from training recruits to be parachutists to training regimental commanders and general staff officers.

 

Otis C. Edmond Korean Veteran Gets Corporal Rank
Madison Journal November 1953

Otis C. Edmond, son of Eva Edmond, 408 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, was recently promoted to corporal while serving in Korea with Bat­tery A of I Corps' 96th Field Artillery Battalion. The corps, one of three in Korea, coordinates the intensive post-truce training and reconditioning of UN units under its control.

 

Corporal Edmond, who completed basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., entered the Army in November 1952 and arrived overseas in May.

 

He is a graduate of Madison Parish Training School.

Willie Flood To Begin Training At Camp Roberts
Madison Journal December 1953


Pvt. Willie S. Flood

Army Private Willie S. Flood of Tallulah, has been assigned to Camp Roberts to begin his basic infantry training.

Private Flood, whose mother is Dora Flood of Tallulah, has been assigned to Co. D 38 H.I.B. of the 7th Armored Division.

This huge military installation adjacent to Hunted Liggett military reservation contains more than 270,000 acres—and is located in the Southern Salinas Valley near the Pacific Ocean.

At recent Army Field Forces Inspection, the post received a Superior rating for its training, and logistical and admnistrative support of training. The overall rating of the post was 92.13 per cent, one of the highest known scores throughout the country.

Instruction of basic trainees at Camp Roberts is handled by combat experienced cadremen. The instructors all know their subjects well in order that they may produce the best combat infantrymen in the world.

Staff Sergeant Wray Bowie Tells Of Travels In Europe
Madison Journal December 1953

Mrs. W. W. Bowie recently received the following letter from her son, S/Sgt. W. W. Bowie of e Air Force who is presently stationed in Germany with the Plans Division. His work offers him many opportunities to tour Europe and as the following letter will verify, his spare time is spent in visiting countries of interest.

The following excerpts are from Sgt. Bowie's letter:

'I have found one of the most wonderful places in the world, Vienna. You know Vienna is in the middle of the Russian Zone of Austria, just as Berlin is in the center of the Russian Zone of Germany. At Saalszburg, we boarded the "Mozart", a train that is run by military and only U. S. Military, their dependents and civilians working for the Military. No U. S. tourist can ride. Military Police ride on the train and no one is allowed off between Saalszburg and Vienna. We saw a few Ruskie soldiers but otherwise encountered no Russians at the check points.

We had a nice, rather small hotel. It was very reasonable and catered to Americans . . . Hotel Mozart.

Vienna is divided into sectors, just as Berlin. The city is governed by the U. S., French, English and Russian. The Mitt-Stadt (middle of the city) is the International Zone, where anyone can wander about. The four powers have their governmental buildings here and the control of the International Zone changes each month.

We took three tours. One of the important buildings and statues of the city; one of the Vienna Woods and the third was of the Imperial Palace of the historically famous Hapsburg family, the last ruling family of Austria. The history of Austria is very interesting and very colorful. I remembered so much from my history classes. Maria Antoinette, who was beheaded during the French revolution, was the youngest (daughter of Maria Theresa Hapsburg, probably one of the most colorful women in European history. We went to the Palace of Shornbrunn, belonging to the Hapsburgs, one of the most beautiful places I've visited. It's almost impossible to imagine people living in such splendor.

The food in Vienna is something I'll never forget. Everything is influenced by the Gypsies. We ate at Pataky's and had some of the most delicious Hungarian goulash. One night we ate at the famous Rathaus Keller (City Hall Cellar) and had what was listed on the menu as an O. K. steak. There was a big grilled filet on toast, a French pastry patty shell with cranberries. The filet had a fried egg on the top. There were fried potatoes, a patty shell made of very thin shoe­string potatoes in a woven style, filled with peas, two slices of boiled ham with pickles on the inside and last there was a green salad. This cost 26 shillings or one dollar.

Every place we went to at night, there was wonderful music. One place we stopped to have a glass of wine. As soon as we got our wine, a man started playing the violin and played continuously for 45 minutes. I don't usually care for the violin but this was wonderful. The man is known as the King of the Gypsy Violin Players.

Do you remember the movie, The Third Man"? We ate at a cafe that was used in the movie, also visited the wine cellar which was used in the movie. This was the cellar used by the kings to keep their wines . They had a zither player.

The Vienna Boys Choir was on vacation much to my regret. There has been a Vienna Boys Choir for the past 500 years. In fact, most of the music life of Vienna takes a vacation in the summer. We did get to see a magnificent production of "The Merry Widow". We left Vienna Sunday afternoon and arrived at the Weisbaden Barnhof (station) at 6:30 in the morning. Vienna can hold its place among the ranking capitols of the world.

There are only two or three more places I want to go . . . Spain and a complete tour of Italy. I've seen Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Rome and Athens.

Lloyd Harmon, USN Goes To Great Lakes
Madison Journal January-February 1954

Lloyd G. Harmon, seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Harmon of Route 1, Box 113, Tallulah, La., and husband of the former Miss Mary A. Lima of 1619 Vick St., Vicksburg, Miss., has reported to the Fleet Training Center here for three months of pre-commission training.

After this training, the pre-commissioning detail will go to Brooklyn, NY to take over the new minesweeper USS Avenge.

Parker, Hopkins Attend Clerk Typist School
Madison Journal January-February 1954

Privates Warren L. Parker, husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Parker of 4103 Scott St., and R. L Hopkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Hopkins, Tallulah, La., have been selected to attend the 5th Armored Divi­sion Clerk Typist School at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.

During the eight-week course, Hopkins and Parker will be instructed in typing, the Army filing system, publications, principles of military correspondence, personnel records and reports.

Local Board Issues N otice To Report For Examination
Madison Journal January-February 1954

The following men have been notified to report for pre-induction examination of February 17, I954, by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Grover J. Williams, Box 405, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Negro:
Ben Long, Jr., 1802 Bacon St., St. Louis, Mo.
Calvin Washington, 1011 E. 24th Avenue, Gary, Ind.
Qsco Drake, Box 35, Mound, La,

Induction

the Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for induction on February 17, 1954:
White:
Albert K. Fife, Route 1, Box187-A, Delhi, La.
Toland H. Frey, Route 1, Box 168, Delhi, La.
Negro:
Henry Newman, Jr., 105-12 Inwood Street, Japonica, N. Y., Volunteer.
James Cotton, Route 1, Box 159, Tallulah.
Delinquents
Ather Stewart, 618 N. Walnut, Tallulah.
Harrison Williams, 91 Stillman St., San Francisco, Calif.
Howard L Lindsey, Louise, Miss.

          PVT. HAROLD (BUBBER) FISHER has just completed train­ing at the South Eastern Signal School         at Camp Gordon, Ga. He will leave February 11 for       overseas duty in the Far East.

          MR. JOSEPH MONROE, son of MR. and MRS. J. H. MONROE is now taking his Boot training at Cape May, New Jersey. He has just recently entered the          service.

Johnny Sykes in Exercise Spearhead
Madison Journal January-February 1954

 

PFC Johnny A. Sykes whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sykes, live in Tallulah, is taking part in Exercise Spearhead, large-scale Army training maneuver being held this month at Fort Hood, 'Texas.

Primarily an armored exercise center around the 1st ''Old Ironsides" Armored Division, Spearhead will test the utilization of personnel and equipment in a modern armored division under simulated combat conditions.

Sykes, who entered the Army in March 1953, is a bulldozer operator in Company C of the division 16th Armored Engineer Battalion.

Three Local Men Enlist In the U. S. Air Force
Madison Journal January-February 1954

The following named men have enlisted in the Air Forces, according to information furnished by Sgt. S. L. Harrison, local recruiter for the Army and Air Forces

Richard L. Martin, Tallulah, son of Mrs. Vernie Martin. Elgien Bennie Williamson, son of Mrs. Lorene Williamson, Tallulah and Wilbur G. Hattaway, Tallulah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hattaway.

These men will take airman basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., after which they will be entered in one of the many Air Force Technical Schools, which include among many, Aviation Mechanics, Welding, Automotive Mechanics, Clerk-Typist, Electronics and Baking.

Sgt. Harrison will be in Tallulah every Friday to interview those interested in enlisting in the Army Air Force. He states that High School graduates can now make application for aviation cadet or observer training with the Air Force and receive a commission as Second Lieutenant upon gradua­tion, with a salary and allowances of $438.00 monthly.

The Recruiting Office is located in the Court House, Oak Grove, La. and the office phone number is 269.

Pvt. Johnnie L. Patterson, whose wife, Clovis, and parents, Joe and Dora Davis, live in Tallulah, La., is serving the 25th Infantry Division in Korea.

Rushed to Korea during the early days of the conflict, the “Tropic Lighting" division took part in some of the most bitter fighting on the peninsula. It is now undergoing intensive post-truce training.

Patterson entered the Army in February 1953 and completed basic training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Local Board Issues Notice To Report For Examination
Madison Journal March-April 1954

The following men have been notified to report for pre-induction on March 4 at 5:45 a. m. by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Norman Glen Hutchings, 406 Third Street, Ferriday, La.
Negro:
Earl George Moreland, 10905 Croesus, Los Angeles, Calif.
Lee Arthur Kliner, 10023 Bowders, St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Curtis Crutcher, 1512 East San Barbara, Los Angeles, Calif.

The following men have been notified to report for induction on March 4 at 5:45 a. m., by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Harold Loyd Jenkins, 1033 Arkansas St., Helena, Ark.
Negro:
Anniase Heckard, Jr., Box 531, Tallulah, La.
James Wesley Williams, 5 Michi 'fan St., Toledo, Ohio.

Martin And Hattaway Complete Training
Madison Journal March-April 1954

Richard L. Martin, son of Mrs. Virener Martin of Tallulah, and Wilbur G. Hattaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hattaway of Tallulah, are completing their Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the site of Air Force, basic military training for men and women, headquarters of the Juman Resource Research Center, and home of the USAF Officer Military School. Their basic training is preparing them for entrance Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific emulation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career.

Jack L. White In Operation Flag Hoist
Madison Journal March-April 1954

While serving aboard the attack transport USS Calvert with the staff of Commander Transport Division 13, Jack L White, radioman third class, USN, son of Harry L. White of Tallulah, participated in Operation Flag Hoist an amphibious training exercise on the island of Iwo Jima.

The operation which involved thousands of Navy and Marine Corps personnel was designed to promote the combat efficiency of all participating units. It afforded training in the planning and execution of an amphibious landing urder realistic combat condi­tions.

The training exercise took place nine years after the capture of the small Pacific island. Japanese resistance ended March 16, 1945.

Local Colored Soldiers Assigned To Camp Roberts For Military Training
Madison Journal March-April 1954

Two colored soldiers from Madison Parish Pvt. Robert Faby, Jr., and Pvt. Samuel M. Harper have been assigned to Camp Roberts, California to begin their military training.

Pvt. Faby, whose mother is Neader Faby and Pvt. Harper whose mother is Hannah Banks, both reside in Tallulah. They have been assigned to A Battery 434th Armored Field Artillery Battalion at Camp Roberts.

The huge military installation, one the largest Replacement Centers during World War II is now the home of the “Lucky Seventh” Armored Division and is located on US Highway 101 about halfway between the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Recognized as one of the best training centers for the Infantry Roberts' instruction and training is the responsibility of a new system in the Army called Division Faculty. The instructors in this unit are selected for their initiative, ability, knowledge of military subject, and experience. They are combat veterans, college graduates, and former college and high school instructors. All must know their subject well in order to produce the best combat infantry­men, which is Camp Roberts' primary mission.

Returns To Service
Madison Journal March-April 1954

Pvt. Roosevelt (Sonny) Wilson,  Jr., who has completed basic training at Camp Roberts, California, who has been on furlough visiting his mother, Mary Matthews on West Askew Street, will leave Saturday for Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, where he will be stationed.

Draft Board Calls Two Men For April
Madison Journal March-April 1954

The Madison Parish Local Board has been asked to furnish two men for Preinduction examination and a call for two men for induction on April 13, 1954. Those notified for Preinduction are: Booker T. Lexing, Box 162, Tallulah, and James Frazier, Jr. 5 Michigan St., Toledo, Ohio. Both men are colored. Those called for induction are: White, Norman G. Hutchings, 606 third St. Ferriday, and Colored, Theodore McLindsey, 1569 Comp­ton Ave., Los Angles 21, California.

Local Draft Board Has Three Calls for Month Of May
Madison Journal May 1954

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on to furnish three men for induction into the Army on May 27, 1954. The following men, all colored, have been notified to report at the Local Board office on that date at 5:45 a. m.:
Lonzie Bell Jones, Jr., Box 1, Mound, La.
Victor H. Taylor, Box 508, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Theodore McD Lindsey, 1569 Compton Ave., Los Angeles 21, Calif.

For Pre-Induction examination
Madison Journal May 1954

The Local Board has notified the following men to report for Preinduction examination on May 26, 1954. They will report at the Local Board office at 5:45 a. m., and be sent to Shreveport by bus. Four of these men are volunteers:
White:
Willard Hutson, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Wallace D. Walker, 403 S. Walnut, Tallulah, La.
Joseph H. Monroe, Jr., 403 S. Walnut, Tallulah, La., Transfer.
Negro:
Tommie Jones, Jr., Route 1, Box 227, Tallulah. La., Volunteer.
Oscar K. Wiggins, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Willie Neal, 1000 C St., Las Vegas, Nev., Volunteer.
Grant Allen, 402 Morgan St., 1 Las egas, Nev.

For Reexamination  

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for reexamination on May 26. They will report to the Local Board office in the City Hall at  5 :45 a. m., and be forwarded to Shreveport by bus:
 White:
Marshal F. Trawick, Route 2, Box 163-A, Delhi, La.
Robert S. Antley, 510 N. Mulberry, Tallulah, La.
Charlie P. Purvis, Route 1, Box 61, Sondheimer, La.
Lloyd W. Rogan, Route 1, Box 42, Tallulah, La.
James W. Pepper, Route 1, Box 145, Delhi, La.
Harold B. Finlayson, 304 LaSalle, Tallulah, La.
William E. Givens, Route 1, Box 77, Sondheimer, La.
Glen E. Martin, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Frank Hicks, Jr., Box 201, Tallulah, La.
Jim D. Brown, Route 1, Box 229, Sondheimer ,La.
James E. Bell, 1407 E. 21st St. Los Angeles, Calif.
Earl C. Kline, 808 N. G. St.,  Vegas, Nev.

Two Training At Fort Bliss
Madison Journal May 1954

Two soldiers of the Tallulah area recently began eight weeks of basic training in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

They are Pvt. Lonzie B. Jones, Jr., grandson of Alice Carr of Mound, and Pvt. Victor H. Taylor, whose mother resides at 9505 Brandra Street, Los Angeles, Calif. All will spend the first eight weeks of basic training on fundamental Infantry subjects like army drill, rifle, rmachine gun, and bazooka marksmanship, and familiarization with army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one-week maneuver in the field.

Upon completion of their first eight weeks cycle, they will either be assigned for further training at Ft. Bliss in the techniques of Anti-Aircraft Artillery, or they will be transferred to another Training Center for a school in some other army skill.

Should they remain at Ft. Bliss, their second eight weeks will see them firing light and medium aircraft artillery weapons at low-flying and high altitude aerial targets on the one-and-one-half million acre Ft. Bliss ranges. They will also be expertly trained in the uses of various electronic equipment employed by the AAA-RTC.

Robert K. Laird Honored At L.S.U.
Madison Journal May 1954

Robert Laird, Louisiana State University student from Tallulah, was honored at the College of Agriculture Honors Day Convocation on Thursday, May 6, at the University.

Laird was the winner of the Louisiana Swine Association award, in recognition of his ability in judging these animals.

A senior in the College of Agriculture, Laird is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Laird of Tallulah.

Jamerson Begins Army Training

Madison Journal June 1954

Pvt. Cleo Jamerson, Jr., son of Cleo and Lucille Jamerson, Tallulah, recently began eight weeks of Army basic training in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

 

He will spend his first eight weeks of basic military training on fundamental subjects such as rifle, machine gun, and bazooka marksmanship, and fair familiarization with Army technical subjects. The first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

 

Ft. Bliss, established as a frontier outpost more than a century ago, is located in west Texas on the Mexican border, adjacent to El Paso.

  

Cpl. Pete Dahlhauser Re-Enlists For Three Years In The Army
Madison Journal June 1954

Cpl.. Peter Dahlhauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Dahlhauser, 917 Florida Street, Tallulah, recently reenlisted for three years while serving in Augsburg, Germany, with the Fifth Infantry Division.

 

The 20-year old soldier, who entered the Army in February 1953, arrived overseas in December of that year and has since been serving as an aidman in Medical Company of the division's 11th Regiment.

 

In civilian life Dahlhauser attender Tallulah High School.

 

Marshal P. Bailey Promoted To First Lieutenant Recently
Madison Journal June 1954

 

 

Marshal P. Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bailey, Jr., 903 Bayou Drive, Tallulah, recently was promoted to first lieutenant while serving with the First Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

 

"Old Ironsides," the first armored division organized in the U. S., won fame for its World War II fighting in Africa and Italy. Combat readiness is now maintained by intensive training.

 

Lieutenant Bailey, whose wife, Sue, lives in Killeen, Texas, is a liaison officer with the 25th Infantry Battalion. A member of Sigma Nu fraternity and a 1953 graduate of Louisiana State University, he entered the Army in June of that year.

 

Andrew Patterson On Maneuvers In Alaska
Madison Journal June 1954

Army PFC Andrew Patterson, son of Dora L. Patterson, Tallulah, is participating in "Exercise Snow Bird," a joint Army-Air Force training maneuver, in Alaska. Airborne units, ground troops and equipment are being tested in the exercise for operation in temperature as low as 50 degrees below zero.

 

Patterson is a 1951 graduate of Thomastown High School. He entered the Army in May 1953 and has been in Alaska since November 1953. Patterson is a rifleman in the 53rd Regiment’s Company F of the 71st Infantry Division.

 

          Cpl. I. W. Jones, son of Chester and Beatrice Jones of Tallulah, was discharged from the Armed Service after    ending a year and two months in Germany. He              is now home visiting his mother, relatives and friends.

 

Local Draft Board Calls 9 Men June 10 For ReExamination
Madison Journal June 1954

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report at 5:45 a. m., June 10 to be forwarded to Shreveport for reexamination:

White:

Robert P. Grimes, Jr., Box 1057, Tallulah, La.

Richard M. Pearce, Route 1, Box 106, Delhi, L r.

William F. Gretzinger, Delta, La. 
Negro:

Robert L. Turpin, 6109 Noami Ave, Los Angeles, Calif.

Ernest C. Crump, 204 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, Wis.

Willie Shaman, 3904 Walnut St., Del Paso, Heights, Calif.

Rule Williams, Jr., 1516 C St., Las Vegas, Nev.

Elwood Vivens, Jr., 1081 Fair Oaks, Pasadena, Calif.

Joseph C. Gordon, Box 384, Hawthorne, Nev.

 

Local Board Calls 17 For Pre-Induction Examination June 15
Madison Journal June 1954

The following men have been notified to report for pre-induction examination on June 15, by the Madison Parish Local Board. They are to report to the City Hall at 5:45 a. m., and will be sent to Shreveport by bus:

White

Eugene L. Wallace, Tallulah, La.

Arlen Ray Gardner, Box 116, Tallulah, La.

James O. Ross, Jr., Route 1, Box 294, Tallulah.

Negro:

Wilfred Davis, 3156 E. Vernon Hwy., Detroit, Mich., Volunteer.

Henry E. Harris, Route 2, Box 143, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.

Lorant Murphy, Box 8, Waverly, La.
Charles E. Maddix, Tallulah, La.

Jesse Gaines, 314 E. Craig St., Tallulah, La.

Wilbert Kiney, Route 2, Box 299, Tallulah, La.

Tom W. Greer, 518 N. Walnut St., Tallulah, La.

Judge Harris, Box 1025, Tallulah, La.

Earnest J. While, Route 1, Box 90-A, Tallulah, La.

Mallie Sholars, Jr., c/o E. C. Woodyear, Mound, La.

Elijah Hartwell, 216 Sage, Herlong, Calif.

Edgar Lee Jones, Box 18, Mound, La.

Willie Clark, Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.
Ned Clark, Jr. 414 Madison St., Las Vegas, Nev.

Two Parish Youths Now In Training
Madison Journal July 1954

Pvt. Billy Earl Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Haze of Tallulah, and Pvt. Harvey James Pippen, son of Mrs. H. N. Pippen of Sondheimer, recently began eight weeks of Army basic training in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Fort Bliss, Texas.

They will spend their first eight weeks of basic military training on fundamental subjects such as title, machine gun, bazooka marksmanship and familiarization with Army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

Fort Bliss, established as a frontier outpost more than a century ago, is located in West Texas on the Mexican border, adjacent to El Paso.

Two Youths From Madison Choose Army Schooling
Madison Journal July 1954

Richard B. Powell and Harvey J. Pippen have received letter acceptance to attend the Marine Engineering and Repair School, commencing October 19, 1954 at Fort Eustis, Va. After enlisting they will take basic training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, and then will pro­ceed to Fort Eustis for the schooling, according to information furnished by Sgt. Sam Harrison, local recruiter.

Powell and Pippen are both graduates of Tallulah High School. Pippen entered in the fall of 1952. After a year there he returned to Madison Parish to begin farming. Powell entered Louisiana College in 1953 and was a member of the Wildcat Football squad.

Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Powell, and Harvey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Pippen, both of Tallulah.

Cornelius Coggs Now Stationed In Korea
Madison Journal July 1954

PFC. Cornelius Coggs, son of Rev. G. C. and Mary Coggs of Tallulah, formerly with the 508 Airborne Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., is now stationed in Korea with the Eighth Army. He is assigned to the 580th Military Police of the 580th Quartermaster Corps.

Williams Now In Training Center
Madison Journal July 1954

Pvt. Walter E. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Williams, Route 2, Tallulah, recently began eight weeks of Army basic train­ing in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

He will spend his first eight weeks of basic military training on fundamental subjects such as rifle, machine gun, and bazooka marksmanship, and familiarization with Army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

Ft. Bliss, established as a frontier outpost more than a century ago, is located in West Texas on the Mexican border, adjacent to El Paso.

PFC. Bangs Member Of Unique Honor Guard In England
Madison Journal July 1954

PFC. Thomas Bangs, whose grandparents, Grant andm Rachal Cotton live at 716 West Askew Street, in Tallulah, has been a member of the 804th Engineer Aviation Battalion Honor Guard, the only American squad-drill unit permanently established in Great Britain.

A graduate of McCall High School, Bangs was inducted the Army last year, and assigned overseas after completing basic training. Serving in Company “B” of his airfield construction unit, Bangs looks forward to the British military pageant at Bath next August, when the 26-man Engineer Guard will march before an expected audience of more than ten thousand.

Completes Basic Airborne Course
Madison Journal July 1954

Charles E. Maddix of Tallulah, hag recently completed the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. He is a member of "E" Company, 611th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 11th Air­borne Division.

The three week course included a thorough indoctrination of the structure, maintenance and use of the Army's new type parachute, rigorous physical training and finally five qualifying jumps to receive his paratroop wings.

He entered the service at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

He is at present on a furlough, visiting his parents, Fate and Susie Maddix and other relatives and friends.

Reservists from Here Back After Training Duty
Madison Journal August 1954

Tallulah army reservists, members of the 451st Quartermaster Service Company have returned home after two weeks of active duty training at North Fort Hood, Texas.

Commanded by Capt. Robert F. Childress, Delhi, the company underwent training that included combat infantry tactics as well as "on the job" quartermaster duties. Members of the unit from Tallulah are: Sfc. William J. Mc Dowell; Sgts. Johnnie Crockett, Clarence L. Guice, Zelma C. Wyche; Cpls. Sylvester Billingslea, Thomas W Gales, Thomas Stafford and Lee D. Lynch; Pfcs. Johnnie Jolly, Jr., Joe W. May, Albert Guy and Charlie H. Watson, and Pvts. Charlie McWilliams, Tom Berry, Hobert Gray and Thomas White.

Four Volunteers Fill August Call
Madison Journal August 1954

The Madison Parish Draft Board was notified that the August induction call for the parish is for three men. These men are to be delivered to Shreveport on August 19. The following men, all colored and all volunteers have been notified to report:

Jesse James Taylor, Route 1. Box 176, Sondheimer, La.
Willie Neal, 1000 C. Street, Las Vegas, Nev.
Williams Sims, Tallulah, La.
Tom Bangs, Box 1066, Tallulah, La. (Transfer from Chicago, Ill.)

Sgt. William Hale Participating In Air-Ground Operation
Madison Journal August 1954

Participating in a special joint air-ground operation at Kaneohe Bay, T. H, with the Fourth Marine Regiment's Headquarters and Service Company Is Sgt. William H. Hale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hale of Tallulah.

The operation, conducted by the First Provisional Marine Air-Ground Task Force, is aimed at making every man of the reinforced Fourth Marine Regiment familiar with the steps that go into accomp­lishing an airlift into a combat zone.

Marine Air Group 13, using a squadron of four engine transport planes from Air Group 25, is indoctrinating the troops in an actual airlift operation in the Hawaiian Islands.

Upon completion of the operation May 28, each of the more than 6,000 men in the regiment will know what is expected of him and his unit in such a move.

James E. Wall Is Leading Reserve Unit In Iowa
Madison Journal August 1954

James E. Wall, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wall of Tallulah, and a recent graduate from Iowa State College of Ames, Iowa, is presently commanding a reserve unit in a two-weeks training period at Camp McCoy, Wis., for the 103rd Infantry. The Ames' Army reserve unit joined other reserve units from Iowa and Minnesota for the training.

 

The Ames unit is Headquarters and Headquarters battery of the battalion and is commanded by First Lt. James E. Wall, 596 Pammel Court. Forty-three officers and men from Ames are taking part in the training.

The unit left for camp on August 15, and will return August 29. Camp McCoy contains 96 miles of area.  

Colored Soldier Completes Training
Madison Journal September 1954

Pvt. Henry Newman, Jr., of the 5th Armored Division of the U. S. Army, completed his 16 weeks of basic traiing July 3, 1954 at Camp Chaffee, Ark. After receiving his diploma he was transferred to Fort Sheridan, III., for reassign­ment. He was assigned to Camp Carson, Colo.

He was drafted in the U. S. Army February 17, 1954. He is a graduate of the Reuben McCall High School and is the son of Henry and Mary Lee Newman of Tallulah.

Pre-Induction Calls Three Volunteers
Madison Journal September 1954

Three volunteers, all colored, have been notified by the Madison Parish local draft board to report for pre-induction examination on Tuesday, September 14. They will travel to Shreveport to be examined for the United States Army. The volunteers are:

John R. Thompson, Box 431, Tallulah, La.
Raymond Harris, 605 Bayou Drive, Tallulah, La.
Leon Jones, 2101 Iberville St., New Orleans, La.

Pete Dalhauser Will Participate In Apple Jack
Madison Journal September 1954

PFC Aloysius P. Dalhauser, son of Aloysius Dalhauser, 917 Florida St., Tallulah, La, is slated to participate In Exercises Apple Jack as a member of the Aggressor Force in May at the Yakima Firing Center, Washington.

The Aggressor Force will oppose the friendly forces to add realism to the exercise. Apple Jack is designed to test the efficiency of Infantry and support units in mountainous and desert terrain. Dalhauser, a veteran of service in Korea, is regularly stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, as a riflemen In Company C of the 71st Infantry Division's 5th Regiment.

Draft Board Issues Call
Madison Journal September 1954

The following men have been selected to fill the September induction call for Madison Parish, and have been notified to report on September 29:

White:
Clifton Ray Jobe, Route 1, Box 247, Tallulah, La. Volunteer.
Charles D. Shivers, Route 1, Box 128, Delhi, La. Volunteer.
Negro:
John Rufus Thompson, Box 431, Tallulah, La. Volunteer.

Pvt. Antley Completes Spring Maneuvers
Madison Journal September 1954

Army Pvt. Robert S. Antley, 24, son of J. S. Antley, Tallulah, re­cently completed a series of spring training exercises held by the 4th Infantry Division in Germany. The "Ivy" division's spring maneuvers were part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's pre­paredness for the defense of west­ern Europe.

Antley, a tank driver in Tank Company of the division's 12th Regiment, arrived overseas last March. A 1950 graduate of Holmes Junior College, he operated the Antley Esso Service Station before entering the Army last October.

Begins Training At Fort Bliss
Madison Journal September 1954

Pvt. Thomas Huey Smith, son of Mrs. Verdell Smith, 612 Spear St., Bastrop, La., recently began, eight weeks of Army basic train­ing in the Antiaircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at, Fort Bliss, Texas.

He will spend his first eight weeks of Basic military training on fundamental subjects such as rifle, machine gun, bazooka marksman­ship and familiarization with Army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

Draft Board Issues Call
Madison Journal October 1954

The Madison Parish Local Board six men to be delivered on October 21, 1954. The following men have received an induction call to fill the call and includes two volunteers and four registrants selected according to :heir eligibility and date of birth:
White:
Eugene L. Wallace, Jr., 506 S. Walnut, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Robert S. Antley, 510 N. Mulberry, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
John R. Thompson, Box 411, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Leon O. Gill, 619-B W. Garfield, Milwaukee, Wis.
A. C. Toney, 315 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, La.
James E. Bell, 114 W. 77th St. Los Angeles, Calif.

LOCAL BOARD ISSUES CALL FOR TWO MEN
Madison Journal October 1954

The following men are order­ed to report for pre-induction examination for October 6, 1954. They are both colored: James Rodell, Tallulah, and Carnell Brown, volunteer, Route 1, Box 267-A, Tallulah, La.

Re-Enlists In Marine Corps
Madison Journal October 1954

Marine Sgt. William H. Hale. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hale, Route 1, Tallulah, reenlisted for six years in the U. S. Marine Corps October 4.

Hale is a heavy equipment mechnlc serving with the 7th Engineer Battalion at Camp Pendleton, California.

Before enlisting in October, 1951, he was graduated from Tallulah High School.

Local Board Issues Call
Madison Journal November 1954

Madison Parish Local Board's pre-induction call for two men on November 23, 1954 will be filled by volunteers, both white, as follows, together with two transfers, both colored: Albert G. Williams, c/o David Staman, Tallulah, La., Alton Wallace, Route 1, Box ,137, Delhi, La., Willie White, Jr., Route 1, Box 200, Tallulah, Transfer, George Williams, 413
W. Green Street, Tallulah, La., Transfer.

Local Board Issues Call
Madison Journal November 1954

The November Madison Parish induction call for two men will be filled by the following men, who have been notified to report at 5:45 a. m. on November 4th:
White:
Lloyd W. Rogan, Route I, Box 42, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Ernest C. Crump, 1611 N. 8th St., Milwaukee, Wis.

3 Local Youths Enlist In Army
Madison Journal December 1954

The following named young men of Madison Parish have enlisted in the Army, according to information furnished by Sgt. S. L (Sam) Harrison, local Recruiter.

Troyce Carter, age 17, white, has chosen service in the Army Signal Corps.
James McDade, age 18, white, has volunteered for the Army Engineer Corps.
Edward E. Jones, age 18, RFD, Tallulah, white, has chosen they Military Police Corps.

Troyce Carter Begins Basic Training At Fort Bliss, Texas
Madison Journal December 1954

Pvt.T royce R. Carter, son of Mrs. C. C. Carter of Tallulah, recently began eight weeks of Army basic Training in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

He will spend his first eight weeks of basic military training on fundamental subjects such as rifle, machinegun, bazooka marksmanship and familiarization with Army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

Fort Bliss, established as a frontier outpost more than a century ago, is located in West Texas on the Mexican border, adjacent to El Paso.

Local Board Issues Call
Madison Journal December 1954

The following men have been notified by the Madison Pariah Local Board to report for pre-induction examination on December 9:
White:
Edward G. Best, Waverly, La., Volunteer.
Negro:
James Williams, Box 804, TalIulah, La., Volunteer.
Girland Lee, Jr., 104 W. Green St., Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Willie Berry, Jr., Rout I. Box 223, Tallulah, La.

Begins Basic
Madison Journal December 1954

Pvt. Robert S. Antley, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Antley, 501 North Mulberry Street, Tallulah, has arrived at the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Center, Ft. Bliss, Texas, for basic military training.

Miss Rabb and Cpl. Crothers Married
Madison Journal December 1954

Miss Mary Elizabeth Rabb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rabb, and Corporal Phillip Crothers, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Crothers, were married in a double ring ceremony at the Baptist parsonage on Friday, December 24th at nine o'clock in the morning with only the immediate families and a few close friends attending.

Rev. Irvin Cheney, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church, offi­ciated at the ceremony.

The bride wore a becoming suit of winter pink with a white hat and navy accessories and shoes and her flowers were a large orchid which she wore on the lapel of her coat. Mrs. Boone Halbach was her only attendant and Mr. Marlin Gustafson was best man.

Corporal Crothers is with the Air Force and after a honeymoon on the Gulf Coast and a short stay here, he will leave for Bordeaux, France, where he is stationed.

Local Board Issues Call; Make Change In Office Hours
Madison Journal January 1955

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for Preinduction examination on January 6th, 1955:
White:
John E. Baker, Box 27, Tallulah, La.
Don L. Morgan, 601 N. Mulberry, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
George Alexander, Jr., Box 213, Tallulah, La.;
Douglas W. Brown, Tallulah, La.;
E. C. Chapple, 1522 Denison, Dallas, Texas;
Emmet Grey, Box 627, Tallulah, La.;
Ozell Jones, Delta, La.;
Curtis C. Bynum, Rt. 2, Box 64, Tallulah, La.;
Richard Warner, Jr., Tallulah, La. volunteer.

Until further notice, the office of the Madison Parish Local Board will be open from 8:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 1:00 to 5:00 P. M. every Monday and Friday.

Lt. Col. Leo W. Davis Visits Here Monday
Madison Journal January 1955

Lt. Col. Leo W. Davis, Acting State Director of Selective Service from New Orleans, made a routine visit to the Madison Parish Local Board on Monday afternoon, and conferred with local board mem­bers on present policies. He was accompanied by Mr. Wallace E. Graham, Coordinator for this dis­trict.

Men from This Area Enlist In The Navy
Madison Journal January 1955

The NAVY Recruiting office in Monroe announced that the following named men enlisted in the Navy from the Tallulah area: Samuel Lee Parker and Leamon Carl Shivers of Delhi; Charles Roy Thornton and Luther Boyette of Transylvania.

The above-named men were transferred to Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Chicago, Ill., and the Naval Training Center at San Diego, Calif., for nine weeks recruit training before they are sent to a trade school or aboard ship. Chief W. W. Belt, your Navy Recruiter, will be in Tallulah at the City Hall every Wednesday at 11 a. m. to take applications for immediate enlistment. High school graduates will be guaranteed a trade school before enlisting.

Four Volunteers To Report For Induction
Madison Journal January 1955

The Madison Parish Draft Board announces that the following men, all volunteers, will report to Shreveport for induction in the Army January 25. They are:
White:
Wesley Reardon, Tallulah, La.;
Rex Minter, Delhi, La.; and
James O. Ross, Tallulah, La.
Colored:
James Williams, Tallulah, La.

Induction Calls For February Filled
Madison Journal February 1955

The Madison Parish February induction call for one man will be filled on February 17 by the following white man:
John E. Baker, Box 27, Tallulah, La.

Pre-induction Call

The Madison Parish February pre-induction call for two men will be filled on February 17 by the following volunteers, who are both colored:
Frank Bradley, Jr., 920 S. Pine Street, Lansing. Mich., and Waiter L. Winn, Box 425, Tallulah, La.

Hess Curry Home from Marines Will Make Home Here
Madison Journal February 1955

Hess Curry, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in January of 1951, has returned home after completing his time in the Corps. He was discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant.

Upon his enlistment in 1951, young Curry spent 6 months in South America and on his return to the states he entered Officers Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia, graduating as a Second Lieutenant, later being promoted to First Lieutenant.

Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, Hess, as he is known to his many friends here, was Special Service Officer of the 1st Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Pendleton, California.

Hess will make his home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Curry, at 908 Florida St.

Clarence Chocklin In Exercise Surf Board
Madison Journal February 1955

Pvt. Clarence Chocklin, son of Virginia Chocklin, Tallulah, is scheduled to participate in Exercise Surf Board along the western coast of the U. S. March 21-26.

During the joint Army-Navy maneuvers Private Chocklin's unit, the 28th Regimental Combat Team will attack an underground "Aggessor" guided-missile installation in the Santa Luca mountains. An amphibious landing from Naval surface craft will be made on the San Siemon beaches.

Pvt. Chocklin is a cook in the team's Company I.

Former Journal Employee Now Enroute to Korea
Madison Journal February 1955

Pfc. Sidney Taylor of the 2nd Battalion Division of the U. S. Marines is now enroute to service in Korea. He is scheduled to serve 18 months in Korea, which will be the remainder of his service enlistment.

Taylor's home is in Epps, but he lived in Tallulah prior to his enlistment in service. He was an employee of the Madison Journal, leaving his job on January 1 of this year to join the Marines.

His eight weeks of basic training was at Camp Pemberton, Calif., where he remained until his departure for overseas. Pfc. Taylor enlisted in the service for a two year period.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Taylor of Monticello. Taylor plans to become a printer and will enter a school of journalism when he is discharged.

Completes Basic Training
Madison Journal March 1955

Pvt. Edward G. Best, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E Best of Waverly, as completed his basic training with the 20th Infantry Regiment, Sixth Army Division, Fort Ord, California recently sent 10 days at home with his parents and friends. Pvt. Best's new assignment will be with the Army Security Agency School at Fort Devans, Mass.

Local Board Issues Call For March 8th
Madison Journal March 1955

The following men have been notified to report for Preinduction examination by the Madison Parish Local Board on March 8th, 1955:
White:
Hal D. Hutchings, Rt. 2, Box 79, Tallulah, La.; Bobby Joe Ezell, Rt. 1, Box 194, Delhi, La., Volunteer; Jimmy R. Carter, Rt. 1, Box 193-B, Delhi, La., Volunteer.
Negro:
Aron McDowell, Rt. I, Box 194-C, Delhi, La., Volunteer; Leroy Stubblefield, Rt. 1, Box 200, Delhi, La., Volunteer; Eugene Brooks, Jr., Box 656, Tallulah, La., Volunteer; Louis E. Smith, Tallulah, La.; Willie Lewis, 1683 Acorn St., Shreveport, La.; McKinley Phillips, Rt. 1, Box 180-A, Tallulah, La.; James W. Carpenter, 411 W. Green St., Tallulah, La., Trans­fer.

Dahlhauser Takes Maneuvers in Bad Germany Weather
Madison Journal March 1955

Army PFC Peter Dahlhauser, 917 Florida St., Tallulah, was a participant in the recently completed maneuvers held in southern Bavaria by the 6th Infantry Divi­sion's 11th Regiment.

Taking place during some of the worst weather Germany has had in years, the maneuvers tested the combat-readiness of the unit un­der realistic fighting conditions.

Dahlhauser, a medical aidman in the regiment, entered the Army in February 1953 and has been in Europe since last December.

Bill Jones Promoted In U. S. Air Force
Madison Journal March 1955

William H. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones of 606 LaSalle, Tallulah, has recently been promoted to the permanent grade of Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, Col. R. B. Templeman, 96th Air Base Group Commander, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, announced this week.

Airman Jones is presently assigned duties with the 96th Air Police Squadron at this Southwestern Oklahoma Eighth Air Force installation of the Strategic Air Com­mand, the nation's long-range global striking force.

Airman Jones graduated from Tallulah High School in 1947, and then attended Mississippi State College for a year. He entered the United States Air Force in August, 1948.

Jas. R. Wells at Air Force Base
Madison Journal April 1955

A/3C James R. Wells, son of Mrs. Mary A. Wells of Tallulah, is presently being trained as a Supply specialist at Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

At this historic former Cavalry Post, outside Cheyenne, the Air Force is training Airmen in many specialties. At Warren, officers and airmen are trained to becomeautomotive, utilities, telephone and teletype operators, as well as repairmen, inspectors, instructors, and supervisors; administrative and Supply technicians.

Albert B. Luster Graduates from Transportation School
Madison Journal April 1955

Second Lt. Albert B. Luster, son of Jesse and Priscilla Luster, Route 2, Tallulah, recently was graduated from the Army's Transportation School at Fort Eustis, Va.

Lieutenant Luster completed the school's aircraft maintenance officer’s course.

A graduate of Southern University, Luster is a veteran of six years military service. He has been at Fort Eustis since September, 1954.

Robert K. Laird Receives Commission At L.S.U. Ceremony
Madison Journal April 1955

A local student was among some 60 Louisiana State University cadets to be commissioned in a military ceremony at L.S.U., recently.

Both Army and Air Force commissions were awarded by L.S.U.'s Reserve Officer Training Corps, second only to West Point in production of officers during World War II.

Robert K. Laird received a commission in the United States Air Force. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Laird, 900 B. Carroll Street, Tallulah.

Sgt. W. H. Hale, Jr., Participating In Bayonet Fighting
Madison Journal April 1955

Marine Sgt. William H. Hale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William, II. Hale of Tallulah is participat­ing with the Fourth Marine Regiment In the evaluation of the newest type of bayonet fighting.

The new system, which teaches the individual to follow the rules and movement of boxing, is being taught and tested by the Fourth Marines at Kaneohe Bay, T. H., and at the Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

Final recommendations as to whether the system should be adopted will be inside before July 1. The Fourth Marine Regiment is in training as the ground element of the First Provisional Marine Air-Ground Force at the Marine Air Crops Station at Kaneohe Bay.

Local Colored Soldier Starts Basic Training
Madison Journal April 1955

PVC Tommie Jones, Jr., grandson of Louisa Jones, Tallulah, recently began eight weeks of Army basic training in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Fort Bliss, Texas,

He will spend his first eight weeks of basic military training on fundamental subjects such as rifle, machine gun, bazooka marksmanship and familiarization with Army technical subjects. This first phase of training is climaxed with a one week maneuver in the field.

Men to Leave for Army Wednesday
Madison Journal  May 1955

The following men have been notified to report for induction by the Madison Parish Local Board on Wednesday, May 4. All of these men are volunteers with the exception of one delinquent, who is listed last:
White:
Hal D. Hutchings, Route 2. Box 79, Tallulah, La.,
Bobby Joe Ezell, Route I, Box 147, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Lorant Murphy, 988 Matthews Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, transfered;
Aaron McDowell, Route 1, Box 194.C, Delhi, La.;
Willie Lewis, 1683 Acord Street, Shreveport, La., delinquent.

Three Whites, Two Colored to Leave For the Army
Madison Journal  May 1955

The following men have been notified for pre-induction examination on May 12th by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Earl Ray Taylor, Route 2, Box 50, Tallulah, La.; Ira E. Antley, Box 206, Monroe, La.; Billy L. Westmorland, 401 S. Walnut, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.
Negro;
James Harris, 1618 Grammont Street, Monroe, La.; James Wise, Box 1023, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.

From Korea
Madison Journal  May 1955



Lt. J. C. Stocks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C Stocks, arrived in San Francisco Sunday from Korea. He flew to Dallas to join his wife. They will visit his parents in Tallulah and her Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patten, in Fort Worth, Texas, before going to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he will be stationed.

"Bubber" Fisher To Arrive From Japan
Madison Journal  May 1955

Cpl. Edward (Bubber) Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fisher of Tallulah, who has been stationed with the Signal Operation Btn., in Japan for the past 14 months, is expected to arrive in Tallulah over the weekend."Bubber”, as he is known to his many friends here in Tallulah, will have finished two years in the Armed Forces. His plans for the future are not known at this time.

Leaves for Alaska
Madison Journal  May 1955

Cpl. William L, Fulford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fulford, Route 2, Delhi, who entered the Air Force in 1954, and completed his basic training at Lakeland Air Force Base at San Antonio in September, 1954, and later went to Keesler Air Force Base at Biloxi, for a 26-weeks course at the radio school.

Young Fulford has successfully completed this course and has been spending a 25-day furlough at home with his parents and friends. Cpl. Fulford will leave May 30 for an extended tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force Command at Anchorage, Alaska.

Local Draft Board Issues Call For June 9th Induction
Madison Journal  June 1955

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men, all white, to report for pre-induction examination on June 9th, 1955.
William W. Christian, 905 Ella St., Tallulah, La.
Donald E. Walker, 213 Helen St., Tallulah, La.
Bobby R. Barton, 409 Mulberry St., Tallulah, La., transfer.

Cadet Robert L. Bailey, Ill
Madison Journal  July 1955

You can do Iota of traveling in 30 minutes—especially if you're 10,000 feet up in a fast jet aircraft.

That was how Robert L. Bailey, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L Bailey, Jr., of 903 Bayou Drive, Tallulah, described a recent ride a T-33 jet aircraft.

Cadet Bailey's ride came mid­day in a four week summer training program at Bryan Air Force Base, Bryan, Texas, attended by some 176 college juniors and seniors from institutions throughout the nation.

Rides in jet and other aircraft .re all part of the summer training designed to provide future Air Force Officers with a broader insight into actual operations of their Air Force.

During training, the summer Cadets received instructions in all phases of operations front well-qualified pilots--many who are combat veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict.

Cadet Bailey will graduate from summer training the latter part of July

Promoted
Madison Journal  July 1955

Wearing another stripe today is newly promoted Airman First Class Richard L. Martin, 21, son of Mrs. Vernie L. Martin, 907 Cleveland Street, Tallulah.

He is a personnel record clerk at Tenth Air Force headquarters at Selfridge Air Force Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich., administrative center for its 165 Regular and Re­serve units in a 13-state Midwest area.

 The promotion--his second since coming to Tenth last October—in­cludes a $20-a-Month raise,

Before enlisting in the Air Force in January, 1954, Martin was a gas station attendant in Tallulah.

TWO TO LEAVE FOR INDUCTION JULY 7th
Madison Journal  July 1955

The July pre-induction call for Madison Parish is for two men, and the following volunteers, both colored, have been notified to report on July 7th. They are: James Henderson, 403 W. Green Street, Tallulah, La., and Joe Bracey, Box 1086, Tallulah, La.

LOCAL BOARD HAS CALL FOR ONE IN AUGUST
Madison Journal  August 1955

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on for one man for induction in August, and the following colored volunteer has been notified to report at 5:45 a.m. on August 27th: James Wise, Box 1023, Tallulah, La.

"BOOTSY" HUTSON HOME ON FURLOUGH
Madison Journal  August 1955

Willard "Bootsy" Hutson, Airman Apprentice with the Naval Air Force arrived in Tallulah Monday to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hutson on North Cedar Street.

 "Bootsy", who has been in the Naval Air Force eight and a half months, is stationed at the Naval Air Force base in Alameda, Cali­fornia. He will return to the base August 23rd.

The following three men, all volunteers, have been notified to report for Preinduction examination by the Madison Parish Local Board, on August 10th
White: Martin A. Verhagen, Billy G. Melton
Negro: Matthew Herring

Three to Report for Preinduction
Madison Journal  September 1955

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on for three men for Preinduction in September, and none for induction. The following men, all volunteers, have been notified to report on September 13th for Preinduction examination:
White: Robert L. Simon, Paisley, Oregon.
Negro: Sammie Nelsen, Tallulah, La., and Henry Rollins, Jr., Route 1, Box 220, Tallulah, La.

Office Hours Changed

Until further notice, the office hours of the Madison Parish Local Board will be from 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

TWO VOLUNTEERS TO FILL BOARD'S OCTOBER QUOTA
Madison Journal  Octomber 1955

The Madison Parish induction call for October is for two men and the following volunteers, both white, have been notified to report on October 18:
Martin A. Verhagen, Route 2, Box 37, Tallulah, La.; Bill G. Melton, 838 Bungalow St., New Orleans.

TWO CALLED FOR PREINDUCTION
Madison Journal  Octomber 1955

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on for two men for Preinduction on October 13. The following men have been notified to report:
White: Richard P. Sevier, 3133 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, La.
Negro: Allen P. Smith, Route 1, Box 1-B, Tallulah, La.

Lt. F. F. ROSENZWEIG STATIONED IN TOKYO
Madison Journal  November 1955

Army First Lt. Fredrick F. Rosenzweig, son of Isadore Rosenz­weig, 113 Sidney Street, Tallulah, recently was assigned to the 541st General Dispensary in Tokyo.

Lieutenant Rosenzweig, who en­tered the Army in July 1954, is a 1954 graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity.

His wife, Mary, is with him in Japan.

The Madison Parish Induction Call for November is for four men and the following volunteers have been notified to report on the 29th:
White: Richard M. Pearce, Robert L. Simon
Negro: Allen P. Smith Henry Rollins, Jr.

A supplemental call for three more men was received and the following men notified to report:
White: Elton M. Carter Martin A. Hebert
Negro: Eddie D. Wright

Three men have been called for induction on December 7th by the Madison Parish Local Board, and are as follows:
Negro: Nathaniel Wilson Wilbert Kincy Elijah Hartwell

One Negro volunteer has been notified to report for Preinduction examination by the Madison Parish Local Board on December 13th, namely: Cleophus Williams.

Selective Service Group Holds Meet on Monday Night
Madison Journal  March 1956

The first of a group of statewide Selective Service Regional meetings was held in the City Hall Monday night for the purpose of discussing new regulations.

 

Presiding over the meeting from State Headquarters were Lt. Col. Leo W. Davis, Acting State Director; Major Stephen A. Dwyer, Chief, Field Division; Major Perston H. Hufft, Legal Advisor, and Mr. Wallace E. Graham, Coordinator.

 

Board members, Appeal agents and Clerks from the parishes of East and West Carroll, Madison, Tensas and Concordia attended the meeting.

 

Mr. Trent Palmer was welcomed as a new member of the Madison Parish Board.

 

Mr. Davis paid tribute to the late Colvin H. Todd, who was a member of the local board for so many years prior to his death.

 

Billy G. Melton Honor Graduate, Ordnance School
Madison Journal  March 1956

Private Billy G. Melton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Melton, Sr., Route 2, Tallulah, was named as an Honor Graduate in a recent graduating ceremony held at the Ordnance Automotive School, Atlanta, Ga.

The Honor Graduate award goes to the individual attaining the highest course grade in each graduating class. Private Melton won his title in the School's Welding Course.

 

He is among the more than 7,000 men from all over the world who have been trained as automotive and allied trades specialists in the Ordnance Automotive School since it opened in 1941.

 

Private Melton's wife, the former Miss Mildred Mullen, reside at 2527 Franklin Avenue, New Or­leans.

 

Following his graduation, Private Melton departed the Ordnance Automotive School for further duty at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

Charles Hollins Participating In Sea, Air Maneuvers
Madison Journal  March 1956

Specialist Third Class Charles L. Hollins, 22, whose wife, Geraldine, lives in Delhi, La., recently jumped in Bangkok, Thailand, with units of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team as part of a joint SEATO exercise.

 

Thailand, the Philippines, Australia and Britain joined 7,000 U. S. participants in the land, sea and air maneuver, the first held by South East Asia Treaty Organization forces.

 

Specialist Hollis is regularly stationed in Japan as a fire direction computer with Support Company of the combat team. He entered the Army in January 1954 and arrived overseas seven months ago.

 

His mother Julia B. Scott lives on Route 2, Tallulah.

 

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH FOUR MEN FOR ARMY
Madison Journal  March 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has been notified to furnish four men for induction on March 22 and the following men have been ordered to report:

White: Reid  T. Foster, Route 1, Box 226, Tallulah, La.

Negro: Carnell Brown, Route 1, Box 267-A, Tallulah, La.; George L. Haney, Tallulah, La.; John H. Page, Route 2, Box 79,1 Tallulah, La.

 

Local Draft Board Issues Call For 13 Men In April
Madison Journal  April 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has been called on for Thirteen (13) men for Preinduction examination on April 4th, 1956. The following men have been notified to report on that date:

White:
John E. Kemp, 337 Memorial Ave., Rockford, Ill.

Negro:

Will Northern, Tallulah, La. Volunteer.

Dozie Whitaker, Jr., Box 1062, City, Volunteer

Robert L Nixon, Delta, La.
Aurtha E. Davis, Box 813, Tallulah, La.

James Combs, 2101 Iberville St. New Orleans, La.

Sidney Weatherspoon, Box 727, City.

James W. King, Rt. 2, Box 90, Tallulah, La.

Cleophas Montgomery, 1007, E. 74th St., Los Angles, Calif.

Elba L Drummer, 1113 S. Mozart St., Chicago 12, Ill.

Samuel T. Waffer, 2031 Canada Drive, Dallas, Texas.

Russell L. Winston, Rt. 1, Box 4, Tallulah, La.

Sylvester Solomon, Rt. 1, Box 195-A, Tallulah, La.

 

Completes Boot Training
Madison Journal  April 1956

 

Wayne Rigdon has completed nine weeks of boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois, and is now on leave for 14 days.

 

In boot camp he learned the use of heavy guns and anti-aircraft. He also learned to fight various kinds of rfire in action on the field, and in classes He is looking forward to going back to his new station.

In Air Force
Madison Journal  April 1956

 

Calvin Roy Bennett, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bennett, Route 2, Tallulah, is completing his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

 

His Lackland training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training or for an Air Force duty assignment. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular career field. Calvin is expected home for 10 days vacation within the next two weeks.

Lt. C. J. Clark, Jr., In Tank Firing Contest in Germany
Madison Journal  May 1956

Second Lt. Clarence J. Clark, Jr., whose wife, Lois, lives at 2441 Overton Street, Alexandria, La., is taking part in tank firing tests with units of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment at Belsen-Hohne, Germany.

The tests, scheduled to end this month, are designed to familiarize Clark with the tactical problems of tank warfare.

Lieutenant Clark, a platoon leader in the regiments Tank Company, entered the Army in January 1955. He was graduated from Southern University in 1954 and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. His mother, Leona Green, lives in the Bloom-Sevier Addition to Tallulah.

EDDIE D. WRIGHT SERVING ON AIR CRAFT KEARSARGE
Madison Journal  May 1956

Eddie D. Wright, seaman apprentice, USN, Tallulah, is serving aboard the Pacific Fleet attack aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge. the Kearsarge on duty with the 7th Fleet in the Far East, is scheduled to return to the U. S. sometime this spring.

Local Soldier At Fort Campbell
Madison Journal  May 1956

Pvt. Timothy Coleman, son of Nathaniel Coleman of Thomastown, has recently been assigned to "B" Battery Airborne Combat Group Neptune, 187 Airborne Regimental Combat Team presently stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pvt. Coleman who not too long ago earned the coveted silver wings of an Army Parachutist by completing the weeks Basic Airborne Course at Fort Bragg. N. C., is a cook with "B" Battery. He will take part in the reactivation of the WWII famous 101st Airborne Division scheduled for later this year.

Prior to entering the service, Pvt. Coleman attended Thomastown High School.

Three Madison Boys Taking Basic At Lackland Air Base
Madison Journal  May 1956

Gradie L. Cartlidge, 23, husband of Joan Cartlidge, Route 1, Delhi; Cooper B. Fredrick, 18, son of Mrs. Fred Cooper, Tallulah, and Lloyd K. Hendricks, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hendricks, Tallulah, are completing their Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force".

Their Lackland training is preparing them for entrance into Air Force technical training for an Air Force duty assignment. The course includes a scientific evaluation of their aptitude and inclination for following a particular career field.

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the site of Air Force basic military training for men and women and home of the USAF Officer Military School, of which the USAF Officer Candidate School, the USAF Pre-Flight School and Officers Pre-Flight Group are operating units.

Sgt. K. L. Busby Returned Recently From Germany
Madison Journal  May 1956

Sgt. Kenneth L. Busby has recently returned to the States from Germany. He entered service in 1953 and took his basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif., for 16 weeks, then was sent to Camp Chaffee, Ark.

While at Camp Chaffee he took Artillery schooling for eight weeks, after which he was sent to Germany where he served with the Seventh Army with the 465 FA Battalion and others. He later attended the U. S. Ordnance School of Europe at Fussen, Germany for 12 weeks for an auto repair course.

In April of 1955 Busby started his high school course of five weeks. He is now attached to the 653rd FA Battalion at Fort Sill, Okla., and will be there until his discharge in August.

Sgt. Busby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Busby of Thomastown.

LEE C. GOOD TAKING BASIC TRAINING AT LACKLAND AIR BASE
Madison Journal  June 1956

Lee C. Goods, 18, son of the Amos Good, Railroad Avenue, Tallulah, is completing his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to The Air Force."

 

His Lackland training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training or for an Air Force duty assignment. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular career field.

 

Capt. W. R. Dawson Completes Advanced Hospital Training
Madison Journal  June 1956

Captain Willis R. Dawson, Jr., whose parents live at 1001 North Cedar Street, Tallulah, recently completed an advanced hospital administration course at the Army Medical Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

 

The 41-week course included space, supply and personnel utilization, budgeting and disaster hospitalization.

 

Captain Dawson has received orders assigning him to the 7510th U. S. Air Force Hospital in Eng­land.

 

The captain, who entered the Army in February, 1944, is a 1938 graduate of Southern University. Before entering the Army, he was employed as a teacher by the Louisiana State Department of Education in Baton Rouge.

 

 Lt. EDDIE D WRIGHT RETURNS FROM 7th FLEET CRUISE
Madison Journal  June 1956

Eddie D. Wright, seaman apprentice, USN, of Tallulah, returned to San Diego, Calif., May 1 aboard the Pacific Fleet attack aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge which com­pleted a seven month cruise in the Far East. During the cruise, the carrier operated with units of the Seventh Fleet.

 

Ports of call included Pearl Harbor, T. H.; Yokosuka and Iwakuni, Japan; Manila and Su­bic Bay, Philippine Islands; and Hong Kong, B.C.C.

 

RAMSHUR RETURNS AS EMPLOYEE OF LA. P&L COMPANY
Madison Journal  June 1956

J. H. Ramshur, veteran of four years in the Navy, returned to work at Louisiana Power & Light Company this month.

 

Ramshur had been employed by LP&L two years prior to his entering the Navy in 1952. During his tenure of duty, he served aboard the USS Oriskany and at Moffett Field in California.

 

Joe Hamilton Jr., Graduates From Indiana University
Madison Journal  June 1956

Joseph H. Hamilton, Jr., Tallulah, was in the graduating class at the 127th commencement of Indiana University.

 

Members of the class, numbering more than 3,000 and one of the largest in the University's history, included those who completed their courses in February, the regular June graduates, and students who will complete degree requirements this summer. Almost 100 Per cent of the class members desiring immediate employment had accepted jobs prior to graduation, many having received as many as a dozen offers.

 

Hamilton received the master of science degree in physics.

 

Men to report For Examination
Madison Journal  June 1956

The following men have been notified by the Madison Parish Local Board to report for pre-induction examination on June 19, 1956.
White:
Jimmy M. Carter, Route 1, Sondheimer, La., Volunteer; Mark F. Taylor, Tallulah, La.; Thomas M. Sharplin, Delhi, La.

Negro:

Nathaniel Hooper, Jr., Box 1054, City; Eddie L. Killing, 1621 John Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; Lonnie Wiley, 116 George Pl., Las Vegas, Nev.; Tobie G. Livingston, 2638 E. 10th Street, Oakland, Calif.

 

MADISON BOARD CALLS THREE FOR INDUCTION IN JUNE
Madison Journal June 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated three men for induction for June, 1956. The following men, all white, have been notified to report on June 2Ist:

Billy Ray Moffett, Route 1, Box 140, Tallulah, La.; Evron E. Bryant, Box 422, Tallulah, La.; Billy Mathews, Route 1, Bastrop, La.

 

COMMISSIONED—Eugene L. Wallace. Jr.
Madison Journal July 1956

 

 

Eugene L. Wallace. Jr., has recently been commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, Adjutant General's Corps, at Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, where he has been on active duty for over a year.

 

Lt. Wallace is an honor graduate of the Tallulah High School, class of 1948. He holds a B. A. degree and a B. L. degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

His wife, who is with him, is the former Miss Anne Benoist of Natchez. Miss.

 

Lt. Wallace is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Wallace of Tallulah.

 

    MR. DICK SEVIER left this week for basic training in Camp Chaffee, Ark. MRS. SEVIER will remain in Tallulah with relatives during his training.

 

Martin Verhagen Security Guard for Ike At Hospital
Madison Journal July 1956

 

Pvt. Martin A. Verhagen served as a member of the security guard for President Eisenhower during his recent illness at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

 

Pvt. Martin A. Verhagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Verhagen, Tallulah, recently was a member of the security guard for President Eisenhower during his convalescence at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C.

 

Assigned to the 7021st Area Service Unit's Military Police Detachment at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, Verhagen was selected for the guard because of his outstanding military record.

 

He entered the Army last October and completed basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

Verhagen is a 1955 graduate of Louisiana College.

 

 

LOCAL BOARD NOTIFIES THREE MEN TO REPORT FOR PREINDUCTION
Madison Journal July 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men, all colored, to report for Preinduction call on the 26th of July:

James C. Wright, 718 E. 103rd Place, Los Angeles, Calif.; Olon Wafer, 9427'4 Wilmington, Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif.; Amos Payton, Tallulah, La., and Spencer P. Jackson, Box 23, Waverly, La.

Carl Lee Hancock Completes Duty In Korea Recently
Madison Journal August 1956

Staff Sergeant Carl Lee Hancock, whose wife, the former Alice D. Williams, resides at 504 Wisteria Lane, Biloxi, Miss., recently completed a tour of duty with the 502nd Tactical Control Group in Korea and has been reassigned to the 3555th CCT Wing, Perrin Air Force Base, Texas.

A graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Inst., Lafayette, La. Sergeant Hancock enlisted in the Air Force in August 1952.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.. C. Hancock, Route 1 Tallulah. Louisiana.

August 1956 Preinduction Call for Madison Parish:
White:
Edward W. Hargon, Charles G. Shepherd, Melvin E. Clark, James C. Lee, Jr., Charles T. Ervin.
Negro: William McDowell, James Moreland, Jr., Matthew L. Steveson.

 Lt. C. J. Clark Playing Football On Cavalry Team
Madison Journal August 1956

Army First Lt. Clarence J. Clark, Jr., 26, whose wife, Lois, lives at 2441 Overton Street, Alexandria, La., is playing football in Germany on the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment team.

A platoon leader with Tank Company of the regiment's 2nd Battalion, Lieutenant Clark entered the Army in January, 1955 and arrived in Europe the following September.

Clark, whose father lives at 1622 62nd Street, Berkeley, Calif., is a 1954 graduate of Southern University at Scotlandville, La., and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

The lieutenant's mother Leona Green, lives in the Bloom Addition in Tallulah.

August 1956 Induction Call for Madison Parish

White: Jerry M. Carter, Volunteer

Negro: Eddie L. Killing, Vol. Sidney Weatherspoon

Lt. Lamar Loe Equals Course Record In Texas
Madison Journal August 1956

Following is quoted from the Commercial Appeal regarding Air Force World-Wide Golf Tournament in which Lt. Lamar T. Loe, Jr., of Tallulah, participated:

"SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 17 (AP)—Lt. Miller Barber of Perrin AFB fired a two under par 70 Friday at the Lackland golf course to go into a first place with Memphian Hillman Robbins of Lackland at the end of three rounds in the air force world-wide golf tournament.

"Robbins shot a two over 74 par giving him 213 for the 54 holes. The final round takes place Saturday at the Lakeland links.

"The real hero of today's proceedings was neither Baker nor Robbins, but 2nd Lt. Lamar T. Loe of Williams AFB in Phoenix, who fired a red hot five under par 67 to equal the course record.

"Loe's 67 moved him from a tie for eleventh place into undisputed possession of the fourth slot. His current 54-hole total is 216, only three strokes off the leader's pace.

"Lt. Ray Terry, a former Memphian, of Patrick APB in Florida, is in third place one stroke behind Barber and Robbins with a 214 after carding a 71 Friday. Terry is the defending champ of the tourney."

In the fourth and final round of the tournament, Lt. Loe and Memphian Hillman Robbins of Lackland, shot even par 72 giving Robbins first place with a total of 285 and Loe a total score of 288 for fourth place.

By being in the first five top players of this tournament, Lt. Loe was eligible to play in the World-Wide Inter-Service tournament, which includes the champions of each branch of the service, to be played at Elgin AFB, Florida in early September. However, Lt. Loe elected not to play in this tournament so that he could visit with his parents and play in the Bayou DeSiard Country Club Labor Day Tournament in Monroe.

Lt. Loe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar T. Loe, Sr., and he, his wife and daughter will arrive in Tallulah Thursday for a two weeks visit with his parents.

Local Board Issues Call For Nine Men
Madison Journal September 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has received a pre-induction call for nine men on September 26. The following men, who are selected by birth date except for volunteers, have been notified to report:
White:
Dougas G. Everhart, 15219 Crenshaw, Gardena, Calif., Volunteer; George A. Townsend, Box 653, Tallulah, La.; Cylde E. Tucker, Box 216, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Thadeus D. Gutry, Tallulah, La.; Earl M. McCoy, Box 72 6, Tallulah, La. ; Arthur L. Johnson, Route 2, Box 155, Tallulah, La.; James Richardson, Box 901, Tallulah, La.; Isaac Kinsey, Tallulah, La.; James Ashley, 519 N. Walnut, Tallulah, La.

Madison Parish September Induction Call is for one man on the 5th. James W. King, Negro, will fill the call.

NAMED COACH—Harold "Sonny" Clark
Madison Journal September 1956

Former Tallulah Gridster Named Bunkie Coach

TALLULAH, La.—One of Louisiana College's finest quarterbacks of the past decade will continue working his football legerdemain next fall, but as a coach rather, than player.

He is Clyde Harold "Sonny" Clark, 22-year-old Tallulah native, who has been named assistant coach at Bunkie (La.) high school.

The ex-Wildcat grid great will aid Bunkie head mentor Walter Brister and will handle the backfield. Clark will also teach in the city's school.

During the quartet of year that "Sonny" was at Louisiana College the bowlegged 160-pounder, won four football and three base­ball letters.

As a split-T quarterback during the 1952-55 grid seasons, the versatile athlete accounted for more than a mile and a half in yardage for the Pineville college. In passing alone, he was responsible for over 1.6 miles.

In combined offense, official Gulf States Conference statistic, reveal that he carried the ball 647 times for an impressive 2,808 yard total. In passing, "Sonny" completed 137 heaves for 2,077 yards. All this, despite the fact that he played only part-time as freshman and was hurt most of last campaign.

The former Tallulah high school athlete experienced his finest football season in 1953 when he finished first in the GSC in combined offense with 930 yards in 202 attempts, passing and running. A total of 658 of these came from his 41 pass completions in 96 tries. For this he was named to the second All-GSC eleven that fall.

Even his impressive record does not present the true picture of young Clark, for he was past master of the pitchout as well as the handoff. Hundreds of yards chalked up by his Wildcat backfield buddies in the past four years can be attributed directly to "Sonny's" well-timed and thrilling pitchouts.

If the crafty young coach can pass on half his backfield subtleness to his new high school charges, then opponents might well beware the Bunkie high machine next fail.

"Sonny" was also a fine right-handed pitcher at Louisiana College. In addition, he was one of the section's classiest prep school basketball and baseball officials.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Clark of Newellton, formerly of Tallulah. and he graduated from Tallulah high in 1952. "Sonny" played most of his high school football under DeVonne Payne, ex-Wildcat and present Northeast Louisiana College gridiron head man.

Clark piloted the Tallulah Trojans to the Class B state championship in 1958. He was co-captain of the Trojans that year.  The new Bunkie tutor has been attending Northeast this summer.

Eugene Wallace Accepts Position In Baton Rouge
Madison Journal September 1956

Eugene L. Wallace, Jr., has become an associate in the firm of Dodd, Hirsch and Barker in Baton Rouge.

Gene is a graduate of Tallulah High School, Class of '48. He received his B. A. and Law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He entered the U. S. Army in 1954, got his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, and was sent overseas to Fort Gulick, Canal Zone Post Headquarters, where he served in the legal department for 21 months. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Reserve, Adjutant General Corps. He was discharged at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N. Y., in September.

His wife is the former Miss Anne Benoist of Natchez, Miss., and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Wallace of Tallulah.

Accepts Position

Eugene L. Wallace, Jr., a graduate of Tallulah High School and Tulane University of New Orleans, has become an associate with the law firm of Dodd, Hirsch and Baker in Baton Rouge.

Three Local Boys Enlist In U. S. Air Force Recently
Madison Journal September 1956

The following named men of this community has enlisted in the Air Force: Glynn Ray Averett, enlisted 8th of February, from Quebec, Louisiana,Calvin Ray Bennet, enlisted 11th of February from Tallulah; James W. Shows, enlisted 11th of February from Waverly, Louisiana.

The above men were enlisted here at Tallulah by Sgt. McDdowell and shipped to Shreveport, La. by bus and flown from there to Lackland Air Force Base, San An­tonio, Texas, where they will get part of their basic training prior to entering Technical Training Courses at various bases throughout the United States.

Sgt. McDowell has office hours it the court house here Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or can be reached at phone 1715 any time. Home address is 106 Cooper Street

The following men have been notified to report for Preinduction on October 2nd, 1956; all are Negro:
Louis Hawkins John L. Turner, Albert Harris, Johnnie Hollis, C. J. Thomas.

The Madison Parish Induction Call for October 1956 will be filled by John E. Kemp, white, on the 4th.

FIVE MEN TO REPORT FOR PRE-INDUCTION ON NOVEMBER 29
Madison Journal November 1956

The following men have been notified by the Madison Parish Local Board to report for pre-induction on November 29:
White: Robert L. Daughdril, 204 Davis Street, Tallulah.
Negro: John H. Butler, Jr., Route 1, Box 151, Delhi, La.; Joseph Alexander, Waverly, La.; Clyde Davis, 617 E. 70th Pl., Chicago, Ill.; Charlie McFirland, 4228 E. Mafflit Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., Volunteer.

TWO MEN CALLED FOR INDUCTION ON NOVEMBER 28th

Madison Parish has been allocated two men for induction on November 28, and the following have been selected according to date of birth and category.
White: Mark F. Taylor, 107 Cooper Street, Tallulah, La.
Negro. Lonnie Wiley, 905 Grove, Oakland, Calif.

Private Richard P. Sevier Assigned To Mine Detection Branch
Madison Journal November 1956


Richard P. "Dick" Sevier at the Engineer Research and Devolopment Laboratory (ERDL) Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Pvt. Richard P. Sevier, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sevier of 402 South Lincoln, Tallulah, La., has been assigned to the Mine Detection Branch at the Army Corps of Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

His assignment is in the general research section of the branch where his work is concerned with analysis of various types of soils. A 1948 graduate of Tallulah High School, Pvt. Sevier received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952 and his master's degree in 1954 from Louisiana State Univer­sity. While in high school, he participated  in football, basketball, and track.

He was employed as a geologist with The Carter Oil Company, Shreveport, prior to entering the Army. He is married to the former Miss Barbara Nolen Pollard of 402 South Lincoln, Tallulah.

Pvt. Sevier entered the Army in July 1956, received his basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark., and was assigned to Fort Belvoir in September 1956. 

News Of Colored Men In Service
Madison Journal November 1956

FORT SILL, OKLA. — Army Specialist Third Class James Washington, whose wife, Maudie lives at 1336 Turner Street, Alexandria, La., recently was assigned to the 602nd Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill, Okla.

Specialist Washington, son of Nellie Jews, 819 Holt Street, Tallulah, is a veteran of 14 years Army service.

BIG DELTA, ALASKA—PFC. Roosevelt Wilson, Jr., 22, son of Mary L. Matthews, Tallulah, is taking part in the Army's Alaskan "Exercise Moose Horn" in the Big Delta area, 165 miles from the Arctic Circle.

During the four-week maneuver several thousand troops will receive practical training in tactical operations and cross-country movement under simulated combat conditions. Winter temperatures in the region drop to about 50 degrees below zero.

Also, two methods of arctic supply, airdrop and giant over-snow tractor-sled-trains, are being compared.

Wilson is regularly assigned to Battery A of the 71st Infantry Division's 607th Armored Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was last stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark.

Before entering the Army in May, 1953, Wilson was employed by the Service Novelty Company of Newellton. His father lives in Holly Ridge, La.

TWO MEN ORDERED TO REPORT FOR INDUCTION DEC. 5
Madison Journal December 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated two men for induction on December 5. The following men have been notified to report on that date:
White: Thomas M. Sharplin, Delhi, La.
Negro: James C. Wright, 11008 So. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, Calif.

Robert Todd, Jim Folk Added To Local Board
Madison Journal December 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board Is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Mr. James Sevier Folk and Mr. Robert Colvin Todd.

Mr. Folk is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Folk and a native of Madison Parish. He served during World War II as a lieutenant in the Navy, is a deacon in the Presbyterian Church and is actively engaged in the management of a large plantation. He is married to the former Miss Eddie Sue Bell of Lake Providence, and they have two children.

Mr. Todd is the son of the late Mrs. Martha Starrett Todd and Mr. Colvin H. Todd, who served as Chairman of the Madison Parish Local Board from its organization in 1940 until his death in 1955. He was a Lieutenant (j.g.) in the Navel Air Force during World War II and is presently manager of the Delta Cash Wholesale Grocery. He is on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church, and is married to the former Mrs. Dina Bradley of Delhi, and is the father of four children.

The Local Board now has five members, as follows: Chairman, Mr. K. E. Shamblin; Secretary, Mr. James W. Davis; Members, Mr. A. Trent Palmer, Mr. James S. Folk and Mr. Robert C. Todd.

Train for AF Duty
Madison Journal December 1956

   

Delor L. Bullard, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Bullard, Route 1, Tallulah; Joseph Daniel Purvis, 18, son of Mr .and Mrs. J. E. Purvis, Route 1, Sondheimer, and Bobby Jerry Sullivan, 18, son of Bilbo Sullivan, Route 1, Sondheimer, are completing their Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Lackland, Texas, the "Gateway to the Air Force."

Their Lackland training are preparing them for entrance into Air Force technical training or for an Air Force duty assignment. The course includes a scientific evaluation of their aptitude and inclination for following a particular career field.

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the site of Air Force basic military training for men and women and home of the USAF Officer Military School, of which the USAF Officer Candidate School, the USAF Pre-Flight School and Officers Pre-Flight Group are operating units.

Boys Eighteen Must Register Advises Board
Madison Journal December 1956

The Madison Parish Local Board would like to remind 18-year-old boys that they are required by Selective Service Law to register within five days of their birth date. Willful failure to do so carries a penalty of fine and imprisonment.

The Local Board Office in the City Hall is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

If there are any boys in Madison Parish who are now delinquent in registering, they should report at once. It is also unlawful for boys under 18 to register

LOCAL BOY NOW SERVING IN KOREA
Madison Journal December 1956

Word received from Troyce R. Carter, who is serving with the 51st  Signal Battalion of the Signal Corps, states that he landed in Korea recently and will be stationed there for several months.

Troyce is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Carter of Tallulah.

Local Board Issues Pre-Induction Call
Madison Journal December 1956

The Madison Parish December pre-induction call has been set at seven men. The following registrants have been notified to report at 5:45 a. m. on December 19:

White—Thomas W. Byrd, Box 128, Sondheimer.
Negro—Simon Davis, Box 662; Tallulah, La.; Willie Hayes, Box 764, Tallulah, La.; James Henton, Jr., Sondheimer, La.; Cornelius Smith, Box 2, Tallulah, La.; Jessie James, 1116 Short Wood St., Monroe, La.; Julius Harris, Waverly, La., Volunteer.

JOHNNY HOOPER GRADUATES FROM CHEMICAL SCHOOL
Madison Journal December 1956

Pvt. Johnny Hooper of Tallulah, recently was graduated from the Chemical Corps School at Fort McClellan, Ala.

Hooper completed the nine-week enlisted entry course, training him in chemical decontamination, smoke generation and equipment repair.

Hooper received basic combat training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

The 19-year-old soldier was graduated from Reuben McCall High School.

CHARLES MADDIX STATIONED IN GERMANY
Madison Journal December 1956

Specialist Third Class Charles E. Maddix of Tallulah, is a member of the 11th Airborne Division in Germany. A communication chief in Company E of the division's 511th Infantry Regiment, Specialist Maddix entered the Army in June, 1954 and arrived in Europe last February.

Maddix is a 1954 graduate of Reuben McCall High School.

PFC. CURTIS SYKES CHOSEN AS HONOR GUARD RECENTLY
Madison Journal December 1956

PFC Curtis L. Sykes, 25, son of Mrs. Mary J. Sykes, 604 Poplar Street, Tallulah, recently was selected us a member of the 48th Transportation Group Honor Guard at Fort Eustis, Va.

Sykes was chosen for his outstanding appearance, precision drill ability and consistently high efficiency rating.

A truck driver in the 544th Transportation Company, he entered the Army in 1950 and has served in Korea and Germany.

Eight Men to Report For Pre-Induction
Madison Journal January 1957

The following men have been notified to report at 3:46 a. m. on January 23 to be forwarded to the Induction Station in Shreveport for pre-induction examination by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White: Davis R. Neathery, Route 1, Box 209, Delhi, La.; Truly R. Taylor, State College, Miss.; Provine Homan, Waverly, La.
Negro: Clarence Reece, Jr, Box 747, Tallulah, La.; Harry L. Gordon, 112 W. Green, Tallulah, La.; Samuel L. Klines, Route 1, Box 96, Tallulah, La.; Norman Bomer, 291 Chandler, St., Detroit, Mich.; George Neal, 18 Montezuma, St., Pittsburg, Calif.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal January 1957

Jacob C. Kloor, Jr., Yeoman Second Class, son of Mr. J. C. Kloor, Sr., of 1441 Tampa Street, Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Jacob C. Kloor, Jr., of Route 1, Orange, Texas, has been honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy attached to the U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk Virginia.

The Norfolk Receiving Station, Commanded by Captain J .C. G. Wilson, USN, processes approximately 8,000 men a month on their way to and from Naval activities all over the world.

B. D. Capshaw Here on Leave
Madison Journal January 1957

Lt. Col. Ben D. Capshaw, Jr., arrived in Tallulah Thursday morning for a stay of several days with relatives and friends here.

Col. Capshaw left London where he has been stationed for the past year and a half Saturday with Admiral Boone in his private plane for Washington, where they held a short conference which ended Wednesday. Col. Capshaw will have several days leave, but will have to be back in Washington on February 6 to complete the conference. The party of nine will leave Washington February 7 for the return trip.

LOCAL BOARD WILL FURNISH ONE MAN FOR JANUARY CALL
Madison Journal January 1957

The Madison Parish January induction call is for one man, and the Local Board has notified the following white volunteer to report on January 2nd, 1957:
Douglas G. Everhart, 15219 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, Calif.

News Of Boys In Service
Madison Journal January 1957

Army Pvt. Billy R. Moffett, whose wife, Bobbie, lives in Lake Providence, is one of more than 2100 replacements enroute to Germany to join the 10th Infantry Division.        

Moffett, trained with the 6th Division at Fort Ord, Calif., will make the 9000-mile voyage to Bremerhaven in 18 days.

Moffett entered the Army in June, 1956. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moffett, Route 2, Tallulah.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal January 1957

Army Specialist Third Class Charles E. Maddix of Tallulah is playing basketball in Germany this season with the 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment.

Maddix, assigned to the regiment's company, entered the Army in June 1954 and completed basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas.

The 22-year old soldier is a 1954 graduate of Reuben McCall High School.

Taking Training
Madison Journal February 1957

Airman Gerald Horn, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Horn, 1002 Elm Street, Tallulah, is completing the first phase of his basic military training at the "Gateway to the Air Force," Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Upon completion of this training, he will be assigned to an Air Force technical training course or an advanced basic training course leading to a specialized Air Force job.

While at Lackland the new enlistee undergoes the transition from civilian to airman through a program which includes processing, aptitude testing, physical conditioning, survival and weapons training, and classroom studies ranging from citizenship to military customs and courtesies.

Like the USAF Officer Candidate and Preflight Schools, also located at Lackland, basic military training lays the groundwork for either an on-the-job assignment or vocational schooling in line with capability of the individual.

Airman Horn was transferred to Denver, Colorado, February 16, by plane for 11 weeks of special training.

Completes Training
Madison Journal February 1957

Newton A. Goings, 17, son of Mr. H. L. Goings, Rt. 2, Box 804, Tallulah, La. is completing his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the Gateway to the Air Force."

His Lackland training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training or for an Air Force duty assignment. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular career field.

Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the site of Air Force basic military training for men and women, and home of the USAF I Officer Military School, of which the USAF Officer Candidate School, the USAF Pre-Flight School and Officers Preflight Group are operating units.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal February 1957

Army Specialist Third Class Thurmon L. Busby, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Busby, Tallulah, is serving with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea.

Specialist Busby, who arrived in the Far East last February, is a wire chief in Battery B of the division's 49th Field Artillery Battalion.

A former salesman for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Tallulah, he entered the Army in October 1955 and completed basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

LOCAL BOARD ISSUES CALL FOR TWO MEN
Madison Journal February 1957

The Madison Parish Induction Call for February is for two men to be delivered on the 26th. The following men, both colored, have been notified to report:

Charlie McFirland, 4228 Maffitt Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., Volunteer, and Olon Wafer, 9427 Wilmington Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif.

LOCAL BOARD LIST PRE-INDUCTION CALL
Madison Journal February 1957

The Madison Parish Preinduction call for February is for three men and the following have been notified to report on the 27th:
White: William C. Griffith, 407 E. Craig, City, and D'Elmer Williamson, 511 E. Darrow, City.
Negro: Willie Ray Dean, 410 David Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shipped To Germany
Madison Journal March 1957

Pvt. Jerry M. Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hazel, Route 1, Sondheimer, took his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 55th Engineers Co. (PB).

His parents and brother, Jimmie, visited him recently in Kentucky before he was shipped to Germany, March 6.

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH ONE MAN FOR INDUCTION
Madison Journal March 1957

Madison Parish has been asked to furnish one man for induction on March 27. The following registrant has been notified to report:

Melvin E. Clark, Perry Lumber Company, Tallulah, La.

    MRS. JUNE CARTER, State Procurement Officer for Louisiana Selective Service, visited the local office last week. MRS. CARTER is one of the few women in      the United States to hold this re­sponsible office.

Local Board To Furnish Seven Men For Preinductio n
Madison Journal March 1957

The Madison Parish Preinduction call for March is for seven men, and the following have been notified to report at 5:45 on the 21st:
White: Edsel D. Horn, 1002 S. Elm, Tallulah.
Negro: Leroy Alexander, 10504 Antwerp St., Los Angeles, Calif.; Leonard Davis, Route 1, Box 90 Sondheimer, La.; Willie O. Jones 619 Fillmore St., San Francisco 17, Calif.; Lee Jones, Box 50, Mound, La.; James E. Vaughn Jr., Route 2, St. Joseph, La.; Henry D. Stamp, Tallulah, La.; Aaron transferred from St. Joseph; Clarence Toltson, Jr., transferred from St. Joseph.

Home On Leave
Madison Journal April 1957

First Lieutenant A. B. Luster is home on leave from the Armed Forces visiting his parents, Jesse and Priscilla Luster of Thomastown.

Lt. Luster graduated from the Thomastown High School in 1950 and entered Southern University, majoring in vocational agriculture. During his four years at Southern he was very active in R.O.T.C. activities in which he held the rank of Cadet Major. Upon graduating with honors in May, 1954, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corp of the U. S. Army, he was ordered to active duty.

After receiving his pilot wings for both Fixed Wing Aircraft and helicopters in March, 1956, and promoted to the grade of First Lieutenant, he was assigned to an Aircraft Maintenance Company.

During his Army career he has completed the following schools:

Transportation Officer Basic Course; Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course; Army Primary Flight Training Course; Army Aviation Tactical Course; Army Aviation Helicopter Course and Cargo Helicopter Transition Course. He has also served in the position of Company Commander, Executive Officer, Maintenance Officer for Army Aircraft and Instructor. He has time in every type aircraft of the Army.

His is married to the former Lillie Mac Rayford, the daughter of Sylvester and Willie Mac Rayford of Thomastown, and a classmate of his at Southern. They have three daughters, Jewel Na­dine, Sheila Loraine and Valeria Linette.

Lt. Luster is enroute to Korea for reassignment.

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH ONE MAN
Madison Journal April 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board induction call for one man will be filled by a volunteer, on April 23. D'Elmer Williamson, Route 1, Sondheimer, La., white, will report for this call.

Local Board Issues Preinduction Call For April 2 5th
Madison Journal April 1957

The April Preinduction call for Madison Parish will be filled by the following registrants on April 25:
White: Donald P. Rainwater, Route 1, Box-30, Hickory Ridge, Ark.; Charles W. Sanders, 1828 Herrington Street, Bastrop, La.
Colored: Edward Lee Clark, Route 3, Box 30, Kerens, Texas; Willie Lewis, Tallulah, La.; Benjamin Duncan 1818 First Avenue, Spokane, Wash.; Thomas Banks, Route 1, Box 18-A, Tallulah, La.; Henry Riley, 1647 E Street, Las Vegas, Nev.

Completing Training
Madison Journal April 1957

 

Airman Ollie G. Lott, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lott and Airman Roy L. Rushing, 20, son of Roy Rushing, both of Tallulah, are completing the first phase of their basic military tanning at the "Gateway to the Air Force," Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Upon completion of this training, they will be assigned to an Air Force technical training course or an advanced basic training course leading to a specialized Air Force job.

While at Lackland the new enlistess undergo the transition from civilian to airmen through a program which includes processing, aptitude testing, physical conditioning, survival and weapon training and classroom studies ranging from citizenship to military customs and courtesies.

Like the USAF Officer Candidate and Pre-Flight Schools, also located at Lackland, basic military training lays the groundwork for either as on-the-job assignment or vocational schooling in line with capability of the individual.

12 Men Notified To Report for Preinduction
Madison Journal May 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following men to report for Preinduction examination on May 2:
White: Davis R. Murphy, Route 1, Box 88, Sondheimer, La.; Chas. E. Powell, Jr., 708 LaSalle, City; Junior G. Beard, Box 1123, City; Melvin C. Dartlone, Route 1, Delhi, La.; Paul G. Presley, Route 1, Box 160, Delhi, La.
Negro: Edward Brown, Route 1, Box 185, City; Clarence Crump, Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.; Thomas J. Newell, Route 1, Box 174-X, Tallulah, La.; Charles E. Winston, 235 Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Charles Brooks, Box 28, Tallulah, La.; Tommie Richard, 432 29th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; James Taylor, Jr., 711 W. Velvet Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

With The Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1957

Airman Curtis Marlon Tucker, 19, son of Mrs. D. W. Tucker, Tallulah, is completing the fist phase of his basic military training at the "Gateway to the Air Force," Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Upon completion of this training, he will he assigned to an Air Force technical training course or an advanced basic training course leading to a specialized Air Force job.

Stanley W. Russell, damage controlman fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Russell, Route 1, Tallulah, left San Diego, Calif., April 16 aboard the seaplane tender USS Pine Island for her seventh tour of the Far East since 1960.

The Pine Island is scheduled to visit the Philippines, Formosa, Hong Kong, Okinawa, and Japan.

LOCAL BOARD CHA NGES OFFICE HOURS
Madison Journal May 1957

Until further notice, the Madison Parish Local Board office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is still required by law that all young men must register within five days after their 18th birthday. Willful violators of this law can be given a heavy fine and imprisonment.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1957

Army Pvt. D’elmer Williamson, 22, whose wife, Peggy Joyce, lives on Route 1, Sondheimer, is receiv­ing eight weeks of basic combat training with the First Infantry Division of Fort Riley, Kansas.

Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williamson, 222 East Green Street, Tallulah, was a wholesale routeman for the Borden Company before entering the Army. He was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1954.

Navy Ensign Howard W. Grant, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Grant of 409 Mulberry Street, Tallulah, is serving as Primary Flight Instructor with Basic Training Group at the Saufley Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

Ensign Grant is an integral part of an intensiveprogram designed to teach Naval Aviation Cadets the rudiments and principles of Naval flying.

The June induction call for Madison Parish was filled by one man, Charles T. Ervin, white, who reported on June 5.

23 Men Called For Preinduction Exam By Local Board
Madison Journal June 1957

The Madison Parish Preinduction call for June is for 23 men, and the following registrants have been notified to report on June 25. The first three colored men listed are volunteers.
White:
Whit J. Smith, 401 Washington, Tallulah, La.; Russell G. Holt, Box 929, Tallulah, La.; Albert Q. Newell, Tallulah, La.
Colored:
Andrew L. Hardy, 7403 Parmalee Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.; Willie L. Rivers, Jr., Route 1, Box 122-A, Sondheimer, La.; John L Scott, Box 164, Sondheimer La.; Cleven Minor, Route 1, Box 37, Tallulah, La.; Otis M. Lee, 1506 Filbert St., Apt. 4, Oakland, Calif.; Abraham Mike, Tallulah, La.; Lonie B. Chancy, Box 128, Tallulah, La.; Joe L. Wilson, 4313 Barlow St., Monroe, La.; Jimmy Milton, Box 177, Tallulah, La.; John H. Faby, 1243 E 114th St., Los Angeles 59, Calif.; William Russell, Jr., 207 W. Askew, Tallulah, La.; William Jackson, 411 Madison St., Las Vegas, Nev.; Elmer Davis, 1505 W. Adams St., Chicago, Ill.; Oscar K. Williams, 2852 W. Warren Blvd., Chicago, Ill.; Howard Green, Jr., Tallulah, La.; D. C. Hicks, Box 621, Tallulah, La.; Joe W. Duncan, Tallulah, La.; Ivory Lee Robinson, Route 2, Box 33, Tallulah, La.; Frank Cartwright, 509 N. Chestnut, Tallulah, La.; Sylvester Rayford, Jr., Route 2, Box 63-R, Tallulah, La.; Joseph L. Hampton Tallulah, La., Transfer.

 Promoted To Colonel
Madison Journal June 1957

Weldon W. Cox has been promoted from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel it was announced this week by Major General Webster Anderson. 

 Weldon W. Cox promoted To Full Colonel To Take New Assignment As Commandant Of Disciplinary Barracks

Weldon W. Cox has been promoted from the rank of Lt. Colo­nel to Colonel in the Military Police Corps, U. S. Army, it was announced by Major General Webster Anderson, USA, Executive Director of the Military Clothing and. and Textile Supply Agency Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, U. S. Army.

Colonel Cox, Provost Marshal of the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot since 1956, left Tuesday, May 27, 1957 for a new assignment as Commandant, USA Disciplinary Barracks, Lompac, Calif.

Colonel Cox is the owner of a farm six miles west of Tallulah. He has three brothers, Roy, Arie, and Dee O. Cox who reside in Tallulah, a sister, Mrs. O. A. Bradley, lives in Transylvania, La.

Colonel Cox was graduated from the Louisiana State University in 1935 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Major assignments in the U. S. Army included the following commands: 1944, Infantry Battalion during World War II; Military Police Battalion during Korean Conflict; 1953, Military Police Battalion, Tokyo; 1954, Provost Marshal, Tokyo; 1955-57, Provost Marshal, Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot.

Among the military service schools attended by Colonel Cox were the Advanced Officers Training Course on Correction and Confinement and the Associate Advanced Officers' Course, both at the Provost Marshal General's School, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Army decorations include Bronze Star Medal for a  the Korean Conflict.

Colonel Cox is married to the former Renata Tanseri. They have two children, Elizabeth Ann, 5, and Weldon A., 2. The family will reside in Lompac, Calif.

Local Board Issues Call For Nine Men July 16
Madison Journal July 1957

The following men have been notified to report for Preinduction examination by the Madison Parish Local Board, on July 16, 1957:
White: Henry A. Ezell, 812 Texas Avenue, Ferriday, La.
Negro: James H. Wall, 2822 N. 7th Street, Milwaukee, Wis.; Booker T. Washington, Tallulah, La.; Frank Coleman, Jr., Route 2, Box 19, Tallulah, La.; Vernell Gaines, 1220 N. Cedar, Tallulah, La.; Henry C. Lefiore, Route 4, Carthage, Miss.; Clarence Francis, Box 336, Tallulah, La.; Jessie Rowan, Jr., Box 25, Tallulah, La.; Otha Lee Turpin, 104 Jefferson, Las Vegas, Nev., Henry C. Lisby, Box 614, Tallulah, La., Volunteer.

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH TWO MEN FOR JULY CALL
Madison Journal July 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board will furnish two men, both colored, for induction into the Armed Forces July 16.

They are as follows: Willie Lee Rivers, Jr., Route 1, Box 122-A, Sondheimer, La., Volunteer, and Thomas Banks, Route 1, Box 22-A, Tallulah, La.

SUPPLIMENTAL CALL TO BE FILLED BY TWO WHITE MEN
Madison Journal July 1957

A supplemental induction call for two men will be filled by the following white men on July 24, as ordered by the Madison Parish Local Board.

Clyde E. Tucker, Box 216, Tallulah, La.; Harold C. Clark, Jr.,

Writes Book
Madison Journal July 1957

Air Force Chaplain Kenneth James Nettles, former pastor at Newellton, has written a book "The Supernatural Origin of the Bible", which came off the press Friday. May 31.


Air Force Chaplain Kenneth J. Nettles Writes Book On "The Supernatural Origin Of The Bible."

"The Supernatural Origin of the Bible", by United States Air Force Chaplain Kenneth James Nettles (published on Friday, May 31 by Exposition Press of New York) offers ten points in evidence of divine authority.

They are: The Bible is intuitively recognized as the word of God. (Lieutenant Nettles cites numerous instances of spontaneous recognition, by former skeptics of the Bible as divine truth); Bible writing, produced through men of diverse personalities over 15 centuries, consistently claim to be from a supernatural source—a fact unique among religious writings.

There is a humanly inexplicable unity in direction in the movement of thought in the many varied Scriptures; the Bible has shown as amazing historical accuracy concerning scientific facts known to many only in recent times; the Bible contains miraculous predic­tions which have been fulfilled.

The Hebrew-Christian Scriptures are unique in placing the full blame on humanity for failing to produce a righteous society. The Bible offers the only satisfactory solution to the problem of and the Bible produces incredible improvements in the lives fallen men.

While attending college, Lt. Nettles established three Baptist Churches in Louisiana. He late served as State Missionary for the Louisiana Baptist Convention at the Illinois Baptist Association. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Newellton, La., from 1949 to 1951, and the Temple Baptist Church in Champaign, Illinois until he entered the Air Force. Now a First Lieutenant, he is stationed in the Azores.

Born in 1922 in North Charleston, South Carolina, he spent his early boyhood in West Palm Beach Fla., then moved to Tallulah, where he was on the high school boxing team and graduated at the head his class. He later earned his B.A. degree at Louisiana College Pineville, and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Ky.

His wife is the former Ruth Bethea of Fort Pierce, Florida, elementary school teacher. They have two young sons.

LOCAL BOARD TO BE CLOSED FOUR DAYS IN JULY
Madison Journal July 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board will be closed on the following days, July 25, 30, 31 and August 1. It will be open on July 23 and 24. On any of these days, boys becoming 18 may register or changes addresses with the City Clerk.

Local Board To Furnish Nine Men For Preinduction
Madison Journal August 1957

The Madison Parish Preinduction call for August is for nine men to be forwarded on August 22. The following Negro men have been notified to report, the first being a volunteer:

Thomas L. Finney, Waverly, La.; Frezzel Johnson, Route 1, Box 109-B, Tallulah, La.; Newman Hawkins, Route 2, Box 132, Tallulah. La.; Owen Dawson, 10414 Loudillon, Los Angeles, Calif.; Cleveland Gaines, 314 E. Craig, Tallulah, La.; Clearance Bell, Jr., Tallulah, La.; William Johnson, Route 2, Box 26, Tallulah, La.; Esaw Sheppard, Jr., 703 Sutra Street, Reno, Nev.; Oscar Cooper, Route 1, Box 32, Tallulah, La.; John W. Winston, Jr., Route 2, Box 190-A, Tallulah, La.

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH TWO MEN FOR INDUCTION
Madison Journal August 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated two men for induction on August 20, and the following two Negro men have been notified to report, the first being a volunteer:

Henry C. Lisby, Box 614, Tallulah, La.; Clyde Davis, 617 E. 70th Place, Chicago, Ill.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal August 1957

Marine Cpl. Billy R. McCarty, son of Mrs. Emma McCarty of Route 1, Tallulah, and husband of the former Miss Mary A. Holley of Decatur, Miss., is serving with the 12th Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Hauge, Okinawa.

TWO MEN TO REPORT FOR INDUCTION
Madison Journal September 1957

The following men have been notified to report for induction on September 18 by the Madison Parish Local Board, the first being a volunteer, and both are colored: Andrew L. Hardy, 7403 Larmalee Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif.: Simon Davis, Box 662, Tallulah, La.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal September 1957

Army Sergeant First Class James M. Johnson, whose wife, Margot, and mother, Mrs. Fannie B. Baker, live in Tallulah, is scheduled to arrive at Fort Hood, Texas, late this month from Germany. Sergeant Johnson is a member of the 2nd Armored Division, which is being reassigned to the Texas fort.

The sergeant entered the Army in March 1946 and arrived in Europe in December 1954. His father, James G. Johnson, lives in Five Point, Calif.

Frank Kingsley, Jr., seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kingsley, Tallulah, and husband of Mrs. Cecelia Kingsley, San Diego, Calif., returned to San Diego, Sep­tember 29, aboard the destroyer USS Stoddard after a six-month cruise is the Pacific.

The Stoddard visited Hawaii; the Island of Samoa; and Australia, before reporting to the Far East where she completed her tour of duty with the U. S. Seventh Fleet.

Robert Harrop Graduated from Medical School; Graduates With M. D. Degree; President Of Class Of 1957
Madison Journal September 1957

Robert William Harrop was one of 97 graduating from the Louisiana State University School of: Medicine at the commencement exercises held at the School June 1

He was President of the Class of 1957. He also delivered the Message from the Senior Class and made the presentation of the Class Gift.

Dr. Harrop left Tuesday of this week for Sacramento, Calif., where he will serve his intern program in the Sacramento County Hospital.

"Boogie" as he is better known to his many friends in Tallulah, graduated from Tallulah High the School in 1950. He was a star football player and was All-State in 1948-49.

He took pre-medical courses at Louisiana Tech and received his B.S. degree from Tech in 1953 and entered the LSU School of Medicine where he finished June 1.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Harrop of Helen Street.

Completes Course
Madison Journal September 1957

Navy Reserve Lt. (jg) Robert C. Horton of 307 Grant, Street, Tallulah, completed a two-week course at the Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Fla., June 24.

The course, which began June 9, included on sonar equipment and tactics used in anti-submarine warfare. He also spent two days at sea aboard a destroyer escort and one day aboard a submarine, practicing sonar detection of un­derwater and craft and obstacles.

Lt. (jg) Horton is a Forester with Chicago Mill & Lumber Company in Tallulah.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal September 1957

The Navy Department announced the promotion June 16 of John D. Gentry, son of Mrs. Kate Gentry of Mound, and husband of the former Miss Velva M. Morris of Fortuna, Calif., to Boilerman first class while serving aboard the destroyer USS Hopewell.

The promation followed successful completion of a Navy-wide petty officer examination conducted last February.

THREE MEN TO REPORT TO ARMY DUTY TUESDAY
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board will forward the following three men to Shreveport for induction on December 10, one being a volunteer.
White:
William E. Bradley, Jr., Box 1027, Tallulah, La.; Provine Homan, 408 Detroit, Delhi, La. 
Negro:
Norman Bomer, 83 E. Palmer, Apt. 1, Detroit 2, Mich., Volunteer.

News Of Colored Men In Service
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

Army PFC Homer L. Abrom, whose wife, Charlee, lives in Tallulah, will spend the Christmas holidays in Hawaii with members of the 25th Infantry Division's 21st Artillery.

In Hawaii since last October, Abom is assigned as a driver in Battery D of the 21st's 2d Field Artillery Battalion. He received basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark., and was last stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Abrom attended Reuben McCall High School.

News Of Men In The Armed Services
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

Pvt. Douglas G. Everhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Everhart, Tallulah, is a member of the 25th Division's 35th Infantry in Hawaii.

A gunner in the 35th's Company I C. Everhart entered the Army in January of this year and received basic training at Fort Ord, Calif. He arrived in Hawaii last June.

With Men In The Armed Service
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

Army Pvt. William H. Bedgood, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bedgood, Route 2, Tallulah, is scheduled to complete eight weeks of basic combat training September 20 under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

Bedgood attended Tallulah High School.

ENSIGN FREDDIE H. REARDON was a recent visitor in the home of his parents, MR. and MRS. W. E. REARDON. ENSIGN REARDON was commissioned recently in the United States Navy upon his graduation from Officer Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Island. After leaving Tallulah he reported for duty aboard the U. S. Aucallo at Barcelona, Spain.   

DEENE HORN WINS SECOND IN U. S. SHARP SHOOTING
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

Airman Third Class Deen Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Horn of Tallulah, recently took second place in a sharp shooting contest involving participants from every base in the United States. The contest was held at Colorado Springs.

Airman Horn is presently stationed at the Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.

LOCAL BOARD SENDS LOCAL MAN FOR PREINDUCTION EXAM
Madison Journal October, November & December 1957

The Madison Parish Local Board reports that one man was forwarded to Shreveport for Preinduction examination on October 9th, as follows:
William E. Bradley, Jr., 300 LaSalle, City.

NEWS OF COLORED MEN IN SERVICE
Madison Journal January 1958

Army Pvt. S. T. Gordon, Jr., 18, whose parents live at 2151 Pecan Street, Tallulah, recently competed 8 weeks of basic combat training under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Chafee, Ark.

He attended Reuben McCall High School.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal January 1958

John M. Krueger, apprentice petty officer second class, USN, son of Mrs. Cleta Krueger of Tallulah, graduated January 31 from Recruit Training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego.

James H. Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Duncan of Tallulah graduated January 31 from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego.

F/N O. L Ashley Home On Leave
Madison Journal January 1958

F/N O. L Ashley of the U. S. Navy was home the past week for a few days visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Ashley.

O. N., enlisted in the Navy August 30, 1956 and has been to Pearl Harbor, Guam, several places in Japan, the Philippines and Hong Kong, China. He will go from here to San Diego, Calif., where he will attend Electrician Mates School. He expects to finish school sometime in September, after which he will again return to sea.

He serves aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge Air Craft Carrier.

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS TO REPORT FOR PREINDUCTION
Madison Journal February 1958

The following registrants of Madison Parish Local Board, both volunteers, have been notified to report for Preinduction examination February 18, 1958:
White:
Van W. Hopkins, Route 1, Box 286, Tallulah, La.
Negro: Sheriley J. Rollins, 4017 Holmes, Dallas, Texas.

News of Colored Men In Service
Madison Journal February 1958

Army Specialist Third Class Charles E. Maddix of Tallulah is a member of the 557th Quartermaster Company's basketball team, which recently participated in the Communications Zone Tournament in Toul, France.

Specialist Maddix, a parachute rigger, entered the Army in 1954 and arrived in Europe in February 1956.

The 24-year-old soldier was graduated from McCall High School in 1953.

Promoted
Madison Journal February 1958

Howard W. Grant, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Grant of 409 Mulberry Street, Tallulah, and husband of the former Miss Eloise Bailey of 102 Willow Street, Springhill, La., was promoted to Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) February 17 while serving at the Saufley Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

Before entering the Navy in September, 1955, he attended Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Ark., and the University of Arkansas.

Completes Training
Madison Journal March 1958

James H. Duncan, Apprentice Seaman E-2, has completed his basic training at San Diego, Calif. He is now attending Radar School, U. S. Naval School Command, San Francisco, Calif.

James entered the service in November. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Duncan of Sondheimer.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal March 1958

PFC Bobby J. Neighbors, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy Neighbors, Route 2, Tallulah, recently participated in an Army Training Test with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Neighbors, a driver in Company B of the division's 502d Infantry, entered the Army in January, 1955.

The 20-year-old soldier attend­ed Tallulah High School and was formerly employed by Graves Flying Service. His wife, Gloria, lives in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Local Board to Furnish Seven for Induction
Madison Journal April 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has been given a call for seven men to be inducted on the 16th of April, 1958. The following men have been selected to fill this call:
White:
Arlen R. Gardner, 207 Rosewood, Monroe, La.
Charles E. Powell, Jr., 708 La Salle, City.
Melvin C. Dartlone, Rt. 1, Box 215, Delhi, La.
Paul G. Presley, Rt. 1, Box 151), Delhi, La.
Negro:
Henry Riley, 1647 "E" St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Otis M. Lee, 3425 Market St., Oakland, Calif.
Lonie B. Chaney, Box 128, City.

Local Youths Enlist in U. S. Army
Madison Journal April 1958

Sgt. Mike Frost, local U. S. Army Recruiting Officer, announced today the enlistment of the following young men from Tallulah: Van H. Hopkins, Jeff M. Wilson, Jr., Wayne Williams, Richmond Barber, John R. Pillars, Terryl Thompson and Troyce Carter. Hopkins, Wilson and Barber enlisted under the Army's Technical School program which enables a young man to choose a Technical School before enlistment. A letter of guarantee is given to the applicant before he actually enlists. Pillars and Thompson enlisted in the Airborne Corps. Williams and Carter were Army veterans and they enlisted for an assignment with the Fourth Army area.

News of Colored Men in Service
Madison Journal April 1958

PFC William Northern of the 519th Field Artillery Battalion will participate in an aggressor force for exercise "Indian River". "Indian River" will be a 16,000 man "war" fought over 270,000 acres of Cascade foothills at Ya­kima Training Center from May 5 to May 20.

Northern is in the Headquarter and Headquarter Battery of the 519th Field Artillery Battalion. He is assigned as a radio telephone operator.

Army Sgt. Charles L. Hollins, 24, whose wife, Geraldine, lives at 502 East First Street, Delhi, is scheduled to participate in "Exercise Eagle Wing, a 101st Airborne Division maneuver at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 16-30.

Sergeant Hollins, assistant chief fire direction control computer in Mortar Battery of the division's 501st Infantry, was last stationed at Camp Wood, Japan. He entered the Army in 1954.

The sergeant, son of Julia B. Scott, Route 2, Tallulah, attended Southern University. He was graduated from McCall High School in Tallulah in 1951

James W. Davis Receives 15-Year Service Certificate
Madison Journal April 1958

Mr. James W. Davis, a Tallulah resident for many years, and a member of the Madison Parish Local Board for 15 years was presented this week a "Certificate of Appreciation" for his service to the nation.    

Mr. W. N. Graham, Coordinator for North Louisiana of the Selective Service System, made the presentation Tuesday, April 15 at the Local Board Office in the City Hall.

Mr. Davis is well-known in Tallulah and Madison Parish. A World War I veteran, and a member of Scott-Nicols-Voak Post No. 100, American Legion, and was finance officer for many years.

Mr. Davis is to be complimented for his faithful service to the Local Board as well as to the nation.

NEWS OF COLORED MEN IN SERVICE
Madison Journal April 1958

Army Pvt. S. T. Gordon, Jr., 18, whose parents live at 215 Pecan Street, Tallulah, recently completed 8 weeks of basic combat training under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Chafee, Ark.

He attended Reuben McCall High School.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal April 1958

Pvt. Robert J. Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Jackson, Route 1, Tallulah, recently completed the aviation maintenance entry course at the Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Ala.

Jackson received basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

The 20-year-old soldier is a 1957 graduate of Tallulah High School.

Local Youth Enlists For Army Technical School
Madison Journal April 1958

Sgt. Mike Frost, local U. S. Army Recruiting Officer, announced that a 1957 Tallulah High School graduate, Julius Ray, recently enlisted in the U. S. Arm; under the Army's Technical School program. Pvt. Ray enlisted for a 6 months Telephone Repair course. After 8 weeks of basic training he will be transferred to Fort GorIdon, Ga., to begin his technical training.

Lt. Col. Gandy Now In Korea
Madison Journal April 1958

SEOUL (AHTNC) — Army Lt. Col. William F. Gandy, whose wife, Caroline, lives at 1010 N. Second St., Monroe, La., recently arrived in Korea and is now a member of the Korean Military Advisory Group in Seoul.

Colonel Gandy entered the Army in 1942.

The colonel, son of Mrs. Robert W. Gandy, Sr., 800 Lillian St., Tallulah, is a graduate of Tallulah High School. He attended Louisiana State University and is a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Completes Training
Madison Journal April 1958

Roy H. Taylor, son of Mrs. Nancy D. Taylor of Route 2, Tallulah, completed recruit training April 18 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.

The 11-week course includes in­struction in all basic military subjects and the firing of all basic infantry weapons.

Upon completion of training new Marines are assigned to a unit for further infantry training, or to one of the many Marine Corps schools.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1958

Alvin J. Shows, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Shows of Tallulah, graduated from recruit training March 28 at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.

The graduation exercises, marking the end of nine weeks of "boot camp", included a full dress parade and review before military official and civilian dignitaries.

In nine weeks of instruction, the "raw recruit" is developed into a Navy Bluejacket, ready for duty with the fleet.

Army Specialist Third Class Howard E. King, son of Bob B. King, 514 W. Green St., Tallulah, La., is scheduled to participate in "Exercise Eagle Wing", a 101st Airborne Division maneuver at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 16-30.

The maneuver, which will involve more than 15,000 paratroopers, is designed to test the effectiveness of the division under simulated combat conditions.

A member of the division's Headquarters Company, Specialist King was employed by the radio station, KTLD, before entering the Army.

King, son of Mrs. Margaret Richardson, Star Route, Vidalia, is a 1955 graduate of Tallulah High School. His wife, Susanne, lives in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Preinduction Call Issued For 15 Men
Madison Journal May 1958

The following registrants, including one volunteer, have been notified to report for Preinduction examination on May 28 by the Madison Parish Local Board:
White:
Ezra E. Mangum, Route 2, Box 85-A, Tallulah, La., Volunteer,Doyle E. Hendricks, Route 2, Delhi, La.; Burney R. Westmoreland, 711 Poplar Street, City.
Colored:
Walter Virgil, 801 Washington, Las Vegas, Nev.; Elmer Thompson, Box 18, Mound, La.; Lawrence Richardson, Jr., Route 1, Box 177, 984, Tallulah, La.; Lewis Sansberry, 714 Jefferson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jack Adams, Route 1, Box 56, Tallulah, La.; Ledell Kinsey, Tallulah, La.; Andrew L. Bowie, 104 Madison, Las Vegas, Nev.; W. C. Conway, 1005 A Street, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mese Allen, Jr., Route 2, Box 435, Tallulah, La.; Robert Guice, Box 892, Tallulah, La., Walter L Brooks, Box 934, Tallulah, La.

LOCAL BOARD ISSUES CALL FOR FOUR MEN FOR ARMY
Madison Journal May 1958

The following registrants, all white, have been notified to report on May 27 for induction into the Army by the Madison Parish Local Board:

Whit J. Smith, 401 Washington Street, Tallulah, La.; Albert Q. Newell, Tallulah, La.; Billy R. Smith, Route 1, Box 158-B, Delhi. La.; Paul G. Presley, Route 1, Box 150, Delhi, La.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1958

Marine Pvt. R. H. Taylor, son of Mrs. Nancy D. Taylor, Route 2, Tallulah, is scheduled to finish four weeks of individual combat training May 19 at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The course includes the latest infantry tactics, first aid, demolitions, field fortifications and advanced schooling on weapons.

Trainees learn that all Marines are basically infantrymen, whether they serve as cooks, typists, truck drivers or with aviation snits.

Mrs. W. P. Sevier Receives 15-Year Service Award
Madison Journal May 1958

Mrs. W. P. Sevier, Clerk at the Madison Parish Local Board, was presented a 15-year Service Pin last week for meritous service.

Mrs. Sevier has been clerk of the Local Board since November of 1940 and has served as its clerk ever since with the exception of one year, August, 1947 to August 1948, when the local office was closed.

Making the presentation to Mrs. Sevier was Mr. Wallace C. Graham Coordinator of the Selective Service System of Louisiana.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1958

Sergeant First Class John W. Word, son of Mrs. Myrtle Roborn, Tallulah, recently participated in "Logex 58", an annual Army logistical maneuver conducted at Fort Lee, Va.

Support troops from Reserve and Regular Army units were trained in new supply and maintenance procedures.

Sergeant Word is a member of the 1st Logistical Command at Fort Bragg, N. C. He entered the Army in 1943. Among his decora­tions, he holds the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1958

Pvt.-2 Will Northern of Tallulah has been commended for his part in the outstanding showing of his organization, the 519th Field Artillery Battalion, in Fort Lewis, Wash., annual maintenance inspection.

Pvt. Northern is the brother of Eliza Clark, formerly of Tallulah. He is assigned as a Radio Telephone Operator in the Battalion's HQS Battery.

The 519th Field Artillery Battalion was awarded a rating of "Superior" and one of the highest scores ever given at Fort Lewis in this type of inspection.

BROTHERS GRADUATE
Vicksburg Evening Post June 1958

Three brothers. all born in 1940, will graduate from Tallulah High School on May 23. The three, all of whom have been carrier boys for the Evening Post in Tallulah for the past four years, are, left to right. Kenneth LaRue Gunn, Lee Gunn. Jr., and John C. Gunn, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gunn, Sr. They have another brother who will still deliver papers in Tallulah.

17 Men To Report For Preinduction Examination June 11 
Madison Journal June 1958

The following registrants of Madison Parish Local Board have been notified to report for Preinduction examination on 11 June, 1958:
White: Leonard Graham, Box 89, Dunn, La.
Negro:
Willie O. Jones, 2213 Bush St., San Francisco, Calif.; Howard Green, Jr., 11011 Avalon Blvd. No. 7, Los Angeles, Calif.; Darnell Riggs, Tallulah, La.; Joe L. Sansbery, Route 2, Box 64, Tallulah, La.; Tony Fountain, Route 2, Box 314, Delhi, La.; John Boyskins, Jr., 218 Madison Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.; Robert Farmer, 3420 McKinley, Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.; Walter Scott, Route 2, Box 341, Tallulah, La.; Wilson C. Ross, Tallulah, La.; Dorsey Mayes,  Route 2, Box 94-A, Tallulah, La.; Willie Rogers, Route 1, Box 65, Tallulah, La.; Alphonse McCloed, Delta, La.; Scott Williams, Route 1, Box 214, Tallulah, La.; Ollie Anderson, Box 81, Tallulah, La.; Austin Gordon, Jr., Route 1, Box 131, Tallulah, La.; Roger Williams, Route 1, Box 197, Tallulah, La.; Eugene Carson, Jr., Route 2, Box 156-A, Tallulah, La.

JUNE 12 THREE MEN TO REPORT FOR ARMY
Madison Journal June 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following registrants, all Negroes, to report for induction on the 12th of June, 1958:

John H. Faby, 1243 E 114th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; Frank Coleman, Jr., Route 2, Box 19, Tallulah, La.; Albert Minor, Jr., Route 1, Box 271, Tallulah, La.

Completes Training
Madison Journal June 1958

Barney D. Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Peters, 1224 Tampa Street, has completed the first phase and has entered the second phase of Basic military training in the 3709th Basic Military Training Squadron at Lakeland Air Force Base, Texas.

Local Youths Enlist In U. S. Army
Madison Journal June 1958

Sgt. Mike Frost, local U. S. Army Recruiting Officer announced today the enlistments of the following young men from Madison Parish: Phillip Nugent and Elmer Kennon, both of Tallulah.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal June 1958

Army Pvt. Frank M. Wilson, 23, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Kirksey, live at 700 Florida Street, Tallulah, La., recently completed an eight-week general supply course at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

Wilson attended Northeast State College and was an announcer-disk jockey with Radio Station KTLD before entering the Army.

Local Board Has Supplemental Call for Preinduction
Madison Journal June 1958

A supplemental Preinduction call has been received by the Madison Parish Local Board, and the following registrants have been notified to report on June 26:
White:
George P. McDonald, Box 247, Tallulah, La.; Horald F. Morris, 6077 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, La.
Negro:
Rcger Williams, Route 1, Box 197, Tallulah, La.; Eugene Carson, Jr., Route 2, Box 156-A, Tallulah, La.; Henry H. Truewell, 532-W 53rd Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; John Mike, 1307 E. 70th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; Robert Gultery, Route 1, Box 172, Tallulah, La.; Roscoe N. Green, Box Box 667, Tallulah, La.;Oliver Williams, Route 1, Box 109, Tallulah, La.; Ernest Washington, Box 973, Tallulah, La.; Leroy Bartlett, 18 S. Wood, Chicago, Ill.; Henderson Wiley, 314 W. Green Street, Tallulah, La.; John C. Levingston, 2859 E. 9th Street, Oakland, Calif.; Loy R. Harris, Route 1, Box 20, Delhi, La.; Lisbon Eagles, Route 1, Box 62, Tallulah, La.

Capt. M. V. LeBlanc Graduates from U. S. Army College
Madison Journal June 1958

Capt, Melvin V. LeBlanc was among the nine candidates of Louisiana graduates to graduate Friday, June 20, at the regular graduating class at U. S. Army Command and Regular Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He is the son of Mrs. M. P. LeBlanc, 700 DeSoto Street.

Stationed In Texas
Madison Journal June 1958

PFC. Lonnie Chancy, son of Luella Blanche of Tallulah, who has been stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, has finished basic training with the 2d Armored Division.

Instructor Of Month
Madison Journal July 1958

Navy Lt. (jg) Howard W. Grant, Jr., was selected "Instructor of the Month" while serving as flight instructor at the Sauey Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Grant of Mulberry Street, Tallulah, and husband of the former Miss Eloise Bailey of 102 Willow Street, Springhill.

Before entering the service in September 1955, Lt. Grant attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Commissioned
Madison Journal July 1958

Commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant June 7, was William H. Hale, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hale, Route 1, Tallulah.

Lt. Hale is a graduate of Tallulah High School and served as an enlisted Marine before entering Officers Candidate School.

He is now undergoing the 32-week Marine Officers Basic Course at Quantico, become a qualified infantry platoon leader.

Before being commissioned he completed the 10-week Officer Candidate Course, also at Quantico.

LT. BAILEY'S SON BORN IN GERMANY
Madison Journal July 1958

Lieutenant and Mrs. R. Bailey, III are being congratulated on the arrival of their first child, a boy, born June 25th in Wiesbaden, Germany. He has been named Scott Freeman Bailey, and tipped the scales at six and one half pounds.

His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. L Bailey, Jr., of Tallulah. They received the news early in the week.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal July 1958

Timothy Coleman, 28, whose wife, Oralee, lives on Route 1, Tallulah, La., recently was promoted to specialist second class at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he is a member of the 101st Airborne Division.

A cook in Mortar Battery of the division's 187th Infantry, Specialist Coleman entered the Army in July, 1955.

The son of the Nathaniel Coleman, Mound, he attended Thomastown High School.

Army Pvt. Sheriley J. Rollins, 19, whose parents live on Route 1, Tallulah, recently completed 16 weeks of basic combat training at Fort Carson Colo.

Rollins is a 1957 graduate of Thomastown High School.

LOCAL BOARD ISSUES PREINDUCTION CALL FOR TUESDAY, JULY 15
Madison Journal July 1958

Preinduction call on July 15 will be filled by one white man and three colored men.
White:
Charles G. Jackson, 305 Oak Street, Tallulah.
Colored:
Robert Gultery, City; Lisbon Eagles, Route 1, Box 52, City; Clifton Reynolds, City.

TWO GOING TO ARMED SERVICES
Madison Journal July 1958

The local Selective Service Board announces that two white men will leave Tallulah on July 24 for the armed services. They are John M. Christian, 915 Elm Street, and Gerald M. Merritt, 1218 Jefferson Street, Vicksburg, Miss. Both are volunteers.

Taking Training
Madison Journal August 1958

Army Private Ezra E. Mangum, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Tice, Route 1, Tallulah, who entered the Army June 12, 1958, is taking basic training with Fort Riley's First Infantry Division.

Mangum is a member of 13 Company 2d Infantry, which will move to Germany under Operation Gyroscope next winter. The 2d Infantry is training its own replacements to be all full strength before the units of the 1st Division trades places with the units of the 24th Division in Germany.

A truck driver by profession, Mangum was employed by the Farm Air Service, Tallulah, before entering the service.

Pvt. Mangum has recently quailfled with the M-1 rifle and has been awarded the Marksman Badge by his company Commander.

 In Medical School
Madison Journal August 1958

Jacob Storey, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Storey, a Tallulah High School graduate, is in his second year at the L.S.U. Medical School. Jacob has done interne work during the summer at Mercy Hospital and Charity Hospital in New  Orleans, for two summers.

Local Men Enlist In Army During Month Of August
Madison Journal August 1958

Rendell Gardner and Andrew Hunter enlisted in the U. S. Army during the month of August from Madison Parish it was announced today by M/Sgt. Steve F. Millstid, Station Commander for the Monroe area.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal August 1958

Army Pvt. Albert Q. Newell. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Newell, Route 1, Tallulah, recently completed eight weeks of basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Newell was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1956 and was a school bus operator for the Madison Parish School Board in civilian life.

ROTC Summer Camp Closed August 1st
Madison Journal August 1958

The 1958 Reserve Officers Training Corps Summer Camp held in Fort Hood, Texas during, the summer came to an end July 31.

Two men of this area, Billy G. Keyes and Billy R. Stewart were among the 1148 cadets in attendance, departed for home on last Sunday. Both boys are students at Northeast State College at Monroe.

LOCAL BOARD HAS CALL FOR TWO MEN FOR INDUCTION
Madison Journal August 1958

The following registrants, both Negro, has been notified by the Madison Parish Local Board to report for induction on August 26, 1958:
Willie O. Jones, 2213 Bush St., San Francisco, Calif., and Frank Coleman, Jr.,Route 2, Box 19, Tallulah.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal August 1958

PFC Charles E. Ervin, son of Mrs. Elsie C. Ervin, 306 Monroe Street, recently participated with the 8th Infantry Division in annual combat efficiency Army  training tests in Germany.

Ervin, a supply specialist in Headquarters Detachment of the division's 8th Medical Battalion, entered the Army in June 1957 and completed basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas. He arrived overseas last January.

 The 23-year-old soldier was formerly a field reporter with the Agriculture Stabilization Conser­vation. A 1952 graduate of Tallulah High School, he attended Northwestern Louisiana State College for three years

Local Board Lists Preinduction Call For September 9
Madison Journal September 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has notified the following registrants to report for Preinduction examination on the 9th of September, 1958:
White:
James H. Fulford, Route 2, Box 268, Delhi, La.; Max A. McDonald, 1000 S. Elm Street, City; John H. Doden, Tallulah, La.; Donnit Wilburn, Route 2, Delhi, La.
Colored:
Morris Dixen, Jr., Route 1, Box 33, Tallulah, La.; Steven Rooks, Route 2, Box 77, Tallulah, La.; Joseph King, Route 3, Box 285, Delhi, La.; William Perkins, Box 361, Tallulah, La.; Willie L. Turner, Route 2, Box 137, Tallulah, La.; Sherman Walker, Box 122, Tallulah, La.; L. C. Ford, Route 2, Box 108, Tallulah, La.; William D. Grady, 3161 Garfield, Detroit, Mich.; James Harrison, Route 1, Box 92, Tallulah, La.

With The Colored Men In Service
Madison Journal September 1958

Specialist Third Class Timothy Coleman, 21, whose wife, Blanche, and parents live at Mound, recently participated with the 101st Airborne Division in annual combat efficiency Army training tests at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Specialist Coleman, who entered the Army in July 1955, is a cook in Mortar Battery of the division's 187th Infantry. He was graduated from Thomastown High School in 1955.

Capt. G. W. Byram Completes Course at Medical Center
Madison Journal September 1958

Captain George W. Byram, son of Mrs. Ala B. Smith, Route 2, Tallulah, recently completed a military orientation course for newly commissioned medical service officers at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Captain Byram, a member of Theta Xi fraternity was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1950, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1955 and Louisiana State University Medical School in 1957.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal September 1958

Jefferson W. Freeland, Seaman apprentice, USCG, son of Mrs. Annie Belle Freeland, Tallulah, has completed 13 weeks of basic training at the U. S. Coast Guard Receiving Center, Cape May, New Jersey. Freeland entered the Coast Guard last April.

Seaman apprentice Freeland will report to petty officer school at Groton, Conn., for training as a engineman.

Before entering the Coast Guard Freeland attended Tallulah High School.

Two College Students Called In Service
Madison Journal September 1958

J. C. Lee, Jr., second year law student at Louisiana State, and Edward Powell, recent graduate, of Louisiana Tech, left last Saturday for Camp Chaffee, Ark. for their two months basic training.

News Of Men In S ervice
Madison Journal September 1958

Army Major Melvin V. LeBlanc, 35, whose wife, Peggy lives at 3334 State Street Drive, New Orleans, recently arrived in Vietnam and is now a member of the Military Assistance Group in Saigon.

Major LeBlanc, son of Mrs. Carmen H. LeBlanc, 710 DeSoto Street, Tallulah, entered the Army in 1942.

A graduate of Tallulah High School, the major was graduated from Loyola University, New Orleans, in 1942. He is a 1947 graduate of the U. S. Military Academy.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal September 1958

Army Recruit Lester C. Kelley, whose wife, Dorothy, live at 1228 Guillory Street, Westlake, La., recently completed eight weeks of basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The 22-year-old soldier, son of Mrs. Dollie M. Fletcher, Tallulah, attended Baskin High School and was formerly employed by Commercial Transport, Corp, Houston, Texas. His father, Lester C. Kelley, lives at 1227 Guillory Street, Westlake, La.

THREE MEN TO REPORT FOR ARMY INDUCTION
Madison Journal October 1958

Three registrants, all Negro, have been notified to report for induction by the Madison Parish Local Board on October 21. They are as follows, the first two being volunteers:

Darnell Riggs, Tallulah, La.; Henderson Wiley, 314 W. Green Street, Tallulah, La.; Walter Virgil, 204 Morgan Street, Las Vegas, Nev.

CHANGE MADE IN OCTOBER 21st INDUCTION CALL
Madison Journal October 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board reports that there will be a change in the October 21 induction call. Donnie Ray Wilburn, Route 1, Box 221, Delhi, La., a white volunteer will take the place of Walter Virgil, 204 Morgan Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, Negro.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal October 1958

John D. Gentry, boilerman first class, USN, of Mound, returned to San Diego, Calif., October 3  after a seven-month cruise in the Western Pacific as a unit of the U. S. Seventh Fleet.

While with the Fleet the Kidd visited Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Okinawa. As a screening ship for Task Group 77.7 the Kidd acted as plane guard for the attack aircraft carrier USS Hancock.

Bruce E. Bierbaum, machine, accountant seaman apprentice USN son of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Bierbaum   of 1401 Florida Street, Tallulah, graduated September 12 from the Personnel Man School, at the Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Md.

18 Men To Report Pre-Induction
Madison Journal October 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated 18 men for Preinduction examination in October.

The following registrants, including one volunteer, have been notified to report to the City Hall at 5:45 a. m., October 29 and will go by bus to Shreveport.
White:
John I. Senior, 5314 Brittain Street, Long Beach, Calif.; Huey Roper, 1007 S. Walnut, Tallulah, La.; Bobby Lee Sykes, Waverly, La.; McNeal Givens, Route 2, Box 77, Sondheimer, La.; Jimmie L. Watson, Box 13, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
James Harrison, Route 1, Box 92, Tallulah, La.; James O. Kent, 302 East Craig, City; Charles G. Wright, Tallulah, La.; Wes Bynum, Route 2 Box 64, Tallulah, La., Columbus Gregory, Tallulah, Edward L. Harper, Box 734, City, Tomie L. Temple, Route 7, Box 185, Philadelphia, Miss.; Horace C. Houston, Route 1, Box 222, Tallulah, La.; Johnnie L. Richard, Lake Village, Ark.; Eddie D. ????, Box 952, Tallulah, La., ???? L. Jones 401 W Green, City, Junius Taylor, E. Askew,  City; John H. Turner, Box ???, City.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal October 1958

Army Pvt. Whit J. Smith, 22, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Wiltcher, live at 401 Washington Street, recently completed eight weeks of basic com­bat training at Fort Chaffe, Ark. Smith is a 1954 graduate of Tallulah High School and a former employee of the Auto Supply Company.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal October 1958

William E. Bradley, Jr., whose parents live in Tallulah, recently was promoted to private first class in Germany, where he is a member of the Sixth Transportation Battalion.

Bradley assigned as athletics and recreation non-commissioned officer in the battalion's Headquarters Company, entered the Army in December, 1957 and completed combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He arrived in Europe in July from an assignment at Fort Eustis, Va.

The 23-year-old soldier was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1954 and Northeast Louisiana State College in 1957.

John D. Antley, aviation structural mechanic airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob S. Antley of 510 Mulberry Street, Tallulah, is serving at the Saugey Field Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Pensacola, Fla

Saufley Field is where naval air cadets receive primary flight training.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal October 1958

Sgt. Bobby R. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Renford Williams, Tallulah, is scheduled to participate with the 327th Infantry in "Exercise White Cloud", a Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) maneuver involving parachute assaults on Fort Campbell, Ky., and Fort Bragg, N. C.

"Exercise White Cloud", which will take place between October 23 and November 6, is designed to test effectiveness of STRAC troops in making swift and decisive assault movements.

Sergeant Williams, a squad leader is the infantry's Company C, entered the Army in May, 1955.

The 23-year-old soldier attended Delhi High School. He was a farmer before entering the Army.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal October 1958

Pvt. Donald F. Hull, son of Alton B. Hull, Sr., 1439 Tampa street, Tallulah, recently completed eight weeks of basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Hull is a 1952 graduate of Lake Providence High School and a 1958 graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute.

Completes Basic
Madison Journal October 1958


Pvt. John Mark Christian finished his basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark., and after spending leave in Tallulah and Baton Rouge, has returned to Fort Chaffee for eight weeks of artillery training.

During his basic training Pvt. Christian won a sharp shooters medal for hitting the bull's eye seven times out of nine at 500 yards, with the M-1 rifle.

Appointed Lieutenant Colonel
Madison Journal November 1958

Newly appointed Lieutenant Colonel William Eugene Antley, the 2nd Marine Division's Plans Officer, has his silver leaves pinned on by Mrs. Antley and Major General J. C. Burger, Division Commander, during ceremonies in the general's office Sept. 30, at Camp Lejeune, N. C. (Official USMC photo).

 Tallulah Boy Promoted To Lt. Colonel

Marine William Eugene Antley, holder of the Bronze Star Medal, was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Marine Corps September 30, at the 2nd Marine Division, Camp, Lejeune, N. C., the Journal was informed recently.

Colonel Antley, the assistant Division Plans Officer, received the silver leaves, insignia of his new rank from the Division Commander, Major General J. C. Burger. Mrs. Antley, the former Lora Landers of Start, La., was present for the informal ceremony in Gen. Burger's office.

Antley was graduated from Clarks High School in 1938, and Louisiana State University, Class of '42 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education before he entered the Marine Corps in Octo­ber of that year.

The Colonel completed Basic School at the Marine Corps School Quantico, Va., and Tank School at Fort Knox, Ky., before joining the 24th Marine, 4th Division in the early part of 1943. He served with tank units of the 4th Division at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Following the war Colonel Antley entered the reserves.

He was called back into the Marine Corps in September 1949 and sent to Headquarters, Marine Corps in Washington (personnel).

During the Korean conflict Antley was the personnel officer for the 1st Division until September 1962, when he joined the 1st Combat Service Group, also in Korea as the S-1 Officer.

Following Korea he completed the junior course in Amphibious Warfare at MCS, Quantico, Va., and went to the 2nd Division in 1964 as the executive officer of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines.

Col. Antley is the son of and Mrs. Eugene Antley of Cleveland Street.

16 Called For Preinduction November 20
Madison Journal November 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has been given a Preinduction call for sixteen men on November 20th, and the following registrants have been notified to report on that date:
White:
John W. McLemore, Box 714, Paducah, Texas; Hoyt Lee, Rt. I, Box 58, Sondheimer, La.
Negro:
John T. Laws, Rt. 1, Box 183, Delhi, La.; Richard Green, Jr., 519 N. Walnut, City; William Russell, Jr., 207 W. Askew, City; John Jimison, Rt. 2, Box 98, Tallulah, La.; Lester Albright, 2361 N. 7 Lane, Milwaukee, Wis.; Frank Henderson, Tallulah, La.; Percy Howard, 1021 N. Cummings, Los Angeles, Calif.; Johny Avance, Delta, La.; Earnest Douglas, 1815 E. 117th St., Los Angeles, Calif.; Johnnie L. Kline, Rt. 1, Box 95, Tallulah, La.; Lee A. Morris, Rt. 1, Box 198-A, Tallulah, La.; David L. Crockett, 726 Winona, Pasadena 3, Calif.; John Hawkins, Jr., Tallulah, La.; Will H. L. Washington, Rt. 1, Box 201, Delhi, La.

Five Men To Report For Army Duty
Madison Journal November 1958

The following registrants of Madison Parish Local Board No. 36 have been notified to report for induction on November 20th:
White:
Russell G. Holt, Box 929, Tallulah, La.
Charles G. Jackson, 551 Boulevard, Shreveport, La.
Negro:
Walter Virgil, 204 Morgan Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.
Andrew L Bowie, 1109 H St., Las Vegas, Nev.
Walter Scott, Rt. 2, Box 341, Tallulah, La.

News of Men in Service
Madison Journal November 1958

Army Pvt. Van W. Hopkins, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hopkins, Route 1, Tallulah, recently completed the 25-week carrier equipment repair course at the Army's Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga.

He received training in the rerepair maintenance of field carrier telephone and telegraph equipment.

Hopkins is a 1957 graduate of Tallulah High School and attended Northeast Louisiana State College.

Local Boys Enlist In U. S. Army
Madison Journal November 1958

John Doden of Tallulah recently enlisted in the Regular Army for a period of three years, according to M/Sgt. Quillie N. Underwood, local United States Army Recruiter.

Doden enlisted under the Army's Reserved For You Program, whereby a man may select the school of his choice before enlisting. John selected one of the high qualified schools in the electronic field as his choice. Before being enlisted for the school he was administered a battery of tests qualifying him for the school.

Also enlisting from Tallulah was James King who enlisted under one of the Army's Special Assignments offered to highly qualified men. James also enlisted for a period of three years.

Also of interest to young men in this area, ycu may now enlist in the U. S. Army and spend Christmas holidays at home.

Old Van Z. Lives Life Full Speed
Madison Journal November 1958
By TOM SELLERS Columbus, (Ga.) Ledger October 30, 1958

Cornelius Van Zelfden, who will be 70 in December, is probably the oldest master sergeant in the United States Army. He is certainly the most hilarious; I spent a thigh-slapping three hours with him yesterday, and am still slightly dazed by the sheer ubiquity of the man.

The old bull is famous in his outfit, the Second Infantry Divi­sion, for his education lectures, which are gamier than most. A native Dutchman, the ancient warrior has seven great-grand children, but his health appears to be robust; his speeches to the troops are delivered with the gusto of modern Gargantua.

No one sleeps in a Van Zelfden current events talk. He had the men of Headquarters and Headquarters Co., Second Division howling yesterday afternoon with his pungent asides to the news of the day. In a rapid-fire Dutch accent, he adlibbed things that sounded approximately like: "Well, the Chinese Reds are at it again. They rained half a million shells on those little old islands over there, and threatened the world with war —now they say it's time for us all to be brothers again. 'We'll only shell them every other day,' they said, 'and maybe it won't hurt quite as many people.' There's one thing about the Chinese—they're different. Just when you think you’ve got 'em figured out, they go the other way."

On the coal mine disasters: "I see in the paper where a lot of miners are getting killed. They pay pretty good money to coal miners, I guess, but a hundred dollars an hour wouldn't get me down in that hole."

After the lecture I followed the old character to his office at Sand Hill and proceeded to fling questions at him. His story, when I read my notes later, sounded like a penny dreadful. Van Z. has served in one army or another since he was 18, including the French Foreign Legion, where he watched them crucify thieves by pining their hands to the desert with daggers.

By his own definition, he was a dashing young second lieutenant of artillery in the first World War, and a grim captain of military police in the second. Later he returned to the service as an enlisted man. Van Z. has some well-defined but hardly printable ideas on the Arabs. ("They can't be trusted," he claims), occuring from his three years in the Persian Gulf Command. ("It got up to 140 degrees in the desert. I was dehydrated.")

Off and on, Van Z. has been a civilian soldier of fortune and cotton planter in Louisiana. He was struck by lightning once in Michigan and had his pants shot off by a bandit in Iran. A while back, he lectured a brigadier general on the unhappy surrender of the Army's bugle to the public address system ("It's bad for the martial spirit.")

He got the first traffic ticket of his life a few weeks ago in Columbus, for failure to deposit a parking fee. A friend who knows him intimately declares that he "drives like an epileptic, in unnerving stops and starts," which is similar to the way he carries on a conservation.

Old Van is a life-long hunter and has shot game all over the world: German wild boar, ray-buck, elk, bear, orangutan, dove, deer, alligator and rabbits. The owner of an excellent collection of rifles, he can still fire a three-inch pattern from 100 yards. He is a 32nd degree Mason, and swears that the Dutch, not the English, whipped the Spanish Armada in the 16th century.

The sergeant knows the Scriptures backward and forward in a gusty, non-academic way. His brother, John Van Zelfden, now 72, was a member of the Dutch Army's bicycle squad which captured the Kaiser as he fled Germany after World War I.

Old Cornelius likes his beer and an occasional chew of tobacco, owns his own home at 10 Victory Dr., and has no plans to get out of the army.

"Don't talk to me about retiring," he growled. "What would I do--fish all day? Bah!

I took my leave of Sgt. Cornelius Van Zelfden with a feeling of awe, somewhat as though I had just interviewed 10 men, all of whom were talking at once. Actually, he has done nothing more remarkable, I later decided, than to live his life full speed ahead, with what Rudyard Kipling would call "60 seconds worth of distance run" for every hair-raising minute he has been in the world.

Van Z. is quite a man.

Lt. R. L Bailey, III Awarded Guided Missile Badge
Madison Journal December 1958

First Lieutenant Robert L. Bailey III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Bailey, Jr., 903 Bayou Drive, Tallulah, has recently been awarded the U. S. Air Force's Guided Missile Badge. He is on duty with the 587th Communications and Guidance Squadron of the 38th Tactical Missile Wing in Western Germany. As a member of the U. S. Air Force's first operational missile organization assigned overseas, he is serving as a Weapons Controller on the TM 61C Matador missile.

Lt. Bailey is a graduate of Tallulah High School.

His wife, the former Florence S. Freeman, Houston, Texas, and the couple's one child, Scott F., aged three months, are currently residing in the Sembach Air Base housing area.

Prior to joining the famous 38th Wing in Germany, he was assigned to Weapons Controller School, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Jerry Horn Here For Holidays
Madison Journal December 1958

A2/c Jerry Horn, just recently returned from Okinawa, and 18 months overseas duty, arrived Christmas morning and enjoyed a visit during the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Horn. He returned this week to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va.

A2/c Dean Horn is now stationed in Japan.

Local Board Gives Selective Service Laws
Madison Journal December 1958

E. E. Shamblin, Chairman of the Madison Parish Local Board, would like to call attention to the following Selective Service Laws, which are in effect and apply to every registrant:

"It shall be the duty of every classified registrant to keep his local board currently informed of his occupational, marital, family, dependency, and military status, of his physical condition, of his home address, and of his receipt of any professional degree in a medical, dental, or allied specialist category. Every classified registrant shall, within ten (10) days after it occurs, report to his local board in writing every change in such status in his physical condition and' home address and his receipt of any such professional degree." (Selective Service Regula­tion 1641.7.)

The law in regard to registering reads as follows:

"It shall be the duty of every male citizen of the United States, and of every other male person who enters the United States, who shall have attained the 18th anni­versary of the day of his birth, to present himself and submit to registration."

Registration should take place within five (5) days of birth date. The Local Board office is in the City Hall and is open every Tuesday and Thursday.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal December 1958

Two soldiers from Tallulah, Privates James C. Lee, Jr., and Charles E. Powell, Jr., recently completed eight weeks of basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

They are 1953 graduates of Tallulah High School.

Lee, 24, whose parents live at 902 Florida Street, attended Louisiana State University. He is a member of Gamma Eta Gamma fraternity.

Powell, 23, whose parents live at 708 LaSalle, is a 1958 graduate of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

News of Men In The Armed Services
Madison Journal December 1958

Army Pvt. Sheriley Rollins, 19, son of Henry and Geneva Rollins, Route 1, Tallulah, recently participated with the 24th Infantry Division in annual combat efficiency training tests in Germany.

Rollins, a gunner in Company C of the division's 19th Infantry, entered the Army in March 1958 and received basic combat training at Fort Carson, Colo. He arrived in Europe in August 1958.

He is a 1957 graduate of Thomastown High School.

Local Board Has Preinduction Call For December 3
Madison Journal December 1958

The following registrants of Madison Parish Local Board have been notified to report on December 3 to be sent to Shreveport for Preinduction examination:
White:
Royce C. Arnold, Route 1, Box 110, Delhi, La.; Sheldon R. Lewis, Route 2, Box 164, Delhi, La.; Wesley E. Whitaker, Route 2, c/o A. E. Averett, Tallulah, La.; Jesse Gonzales, Route 2, c/o Bill Dooley, Anton, Texas; Henry S. Bullard, Route 1, Box 140-B, Tallulah, La.; Francis L. Logue, Jr., Box 588, Tallulah, La.
Negro:
Canzell, Jones, Delta, La.; Johnnie Lee, Route 1, Box 35, Tallulah, La.; James Williams, 110 Monroe Avenue, Apt. 3, Las Vegas, Nev.; James Bunch, 230 E. Askew, City; John D. Johnson, Jr., Route 1, Box 92-E, Sondheimer, La.; Willie Stevenson, Jr., Route ox 170, Tallulah, La.; Elbert IL. Sheppard, Route 1, Box 223, Tallulah, La.; Joe W. Farmer,  Route 1, Box 53, Tallulah, La.; Johnny D. Dean, 8907 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif.; Fred Thurman, Route 2, Box 174, Delhi, La.: Horace Nelson, Jr., Delta, La.; Isaac Everfield, Jr., Box 361, i City; Wilbert Lewis, Tallulah, La.; John Jimison, Route 2, Box 198, Tallulah, La.

Four To Be Inducted In Army December 9
Madison Journal December 1958

The Madison Parish Local Board has been allocated four men to be inducted on December 9, and the following registrants, all Negroes, have been selected to report: Ollie Anderson, Box 81, Tallulah, La.; Wilhon C. Ross, Box 413, Newellton, La.; Wille Rogers, 513 Union Avenue, Vicksburg, Miss.; Henry H, Truewell, 1333 W. 65th Street, Los Angeles, Calif.

Local Draft Board Members Honored Here Recently
Madison Journal December 1958


Ed Shamblin at Draft Board

Mr. E. E. Shamblin, Chairman of the Board of the local Draft Board and James W. Davis, Secretary, were recently awarded 15-year Service Pins for uncompen­sated and faithful service with the local Draft Board.  Dr. George W. Webb, Medical Examiner, and C C. Adams, Appeal Agent, were presented certificates for 10 years uncompensated and faithful service to the Board. It was announced the local Board had the lowest in appeals than any other board in the state.

Making the presentations in the Local Board Office was Mr. Wallace E. Graham, Coordinator from State Headquarters.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal December 1958

John D. Gentry, boilerman first class, USN, son of Mrs. Kate Gentry of Mound, and husband of the former Miss Velva M. Morris of Spring Valley, Calif., aboard the destroyer USS Richard B. Anderson, took part in an anti-submarine warfare exercise from February 16-9, off the coast of Southern California.

"Skynet", formed of vessels of the U. S. First Fleet and several units of the Naval Reserve, was divided into two teams: the "Blue" defender and the "Purple" aggressors.

The Blue surface and air forces were seeking to prevent the Purple force submarines from break­ing through a 600-mile seaward barrier off the coast.

 Fisher Named To High State School Post
Madison Journal December 1958

Edward Harold Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fisher of Tallulah, recently was appointed state supervisor of elementary education for the State of Mississippi by J. M. Tubb, State Superintendent of Education.

Mr. Fisher, who has been serving as assistant principal and sixth grade teacher in one of the elementary schools of Yazoo City, Miss., succeeds Clyde V. McKee who has retired.

Local Board Lists Preinduction Call For January 28
Madison Journal January 1959

The Madison Parish Local Board has given a Preinduction call for 16 men to be forwarded to Shreveport on January 28, and the following have been selected in accordance with their birth dates, exclusive of one volunteer:
White:
Ronnie P. Holloway, Route 1. Box 156, Delhi, La.
Negro:
Robert L. Watkins, Las Vegas, Nev., Volunteer; Sidney Walker, 635 W. 41st Place, Los Angeles, Calif.; John H. Turner, Box 727, City; Joe W. Farmer, Route 1, Box 53, Tallulah, La.; William Russell, Jr., 207 W. Askew, City; John D. Johnson, Box 23, Waverly. La.; Signon Hendon, Waverly, La.; Robert Coleman, Route 1, Box 202, Tallulah, La., Willie L. Giles, Route 1, Box 28-A, Tallulah, La.; Haywood B. Sholars, 3115 N. Market, Shreveport, La.; Clarence Cartwright, 509 N. Chestnut, City: Calvin D. Davis, Box 683, City; Scott Whorlie, Jr., Route 1, Box 216, Tallulah, La.; Johnny D. Thomas, 314 E. Craig, City; Henry Jackson, Route 1, Box 31, Tallulah, La.

Van W. Hopkins Assigned To Seine Area in France
Madison Journal January 1959

Army Private First Class Van W. Hopkins, 19, son or Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hopkins of Tallulah arrived in Europe in November, 1958, and was recently assigned to Seine Area Command's United States Army Garrison in Paris towork as Carrier Equipment Repair Specialist.

Private Hopkins, graduated from Tallulah High School in 1957, entered the Army in February 1958 and took basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. His last assignment before going overseas was at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Seine Area Command, Private Hopkins new organization, is centered in Paris and extends from Cherbourg on the Normandy coast to Fontainebleau, 36 miles south of the French capital. The command provides logistic and administrative support for 129 U. S. and international activities, including Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and Headquarters, U. S. European Command, the senior U. S. Headquarters in Europe.

Seine Area Command's activities run the gamut of technical support from the operation of a school bus system logging 4000 miles a day to tasks such as supplying and maintenance of office equipment, operation and repair of hundreds of administrative vehicles, staffing and operating the area's only military hospital, and manning the Rail Transportation Office at Paris' railway stations.

Nine Men to Report for Preinduction
Madison Journal February 1959

The following men have been notified to report for Preinduction examination on February 25 by the Madison Parish Local Board:

White:
John F. Montgomery, Jr., 909 Johnson, City.
Negro:
Sidney Jackson, Jr., Box 533, City, Volunteer; Joseph Banks, Route 1, Box 131, Tallulah, La.; Ather J. Smith, Route 1, Box 90, Tallulah, La.; Frank A. Tyler, Route 1, Box 98, Sondheimer, La.; Harrison Taylor, Box 662 Tallu­lah, La.: Noah Robinson, 310. S. Oakley Avenue, Chicago, Ill.; Jess Drummer, Jr., Waverly, La.; Leon Forest, Tallulah, La.

Four Men To Report March 17th For Preinduction
Madison Journal March 1959

The following registrants, all colored, have been notified by the Madison Parish Local Board to report for Preinduction examination on March 17, 1959:

Harvey O. Lexing, Tallulah, La., John Sanders, Jr., 712 Owens Ave., Las Vegas, Nev., Freddie E. Jackson, 114 Depot, Tallulah, La., Floyd B. Hartzol, Rt. 1, Box 126-A, Epps, La.

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH ONE MAN FOR ARMY MARCH 17
Madison Journal March 1959

he Madison Parish Local Board will induct one man, Sidney Johnson, Jr., a volunteer, on March 17. He lives at Tallulah. 

Completes Course
Madison Journal March 1959

One of 570 Second Lieutenants who completed the seven-month officers' basic course at the Marine Corps School's, Quantico, Va., February 7, was William H. Hale, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hale, Route 1, Tallulah.

Included in the course was personnel administration, first aid, map reading, weapons, field sanitation, and leadership techniques.

In the field, practical map reading, live firing of weapons, drills, and ceremonies, phases of communication and employment of supporting weapons were applied.

The basic course is compulsory for all newly commissioned Marines officers, Including former enlisted men, college graduates, or graduates of the Naval Academy.

Local Girls Joins Air Force Blue
Madison Journal March 1959

Local Air Force Recruiters released the names of 13 men and one woman who enlisted from Monroe and the surrounding area during the month of February. They are: Dennis Dunn, Ronald Crews. Aubrey Russ, and Jerry Finley at of Monroe; Walter Gates, John Gates, Alvin Jones and David McLeod, all of West Monroe; Abe Michel, Houma; Cramer Hopper Delhi; Bruce Bonner, Sterlington Irvin Faust, Bastrop; and Vernon Guy of Winnsboro.

The young lady joining the ranks of Air Force Blue for the Women in the Air Force is Miss Dorothy Cummins of Tallulah, La

LOCAL BOARD TO FURNISH ONE MAN FOR INDUCTION
Madison Journal March 1959

The Madison Parish Local Board will furnish one man for induction into the Armed Forces February 10.

The following man has been ordered to report, Chester Harold Sykes, Dallas Street, Beaumont, Texas.

News of the Men In The Service
Madison Journal April 1959

Specialist Five Delma K. Green, 4 son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Green, Route 2, Tallulah, recently was assigned to the U. S. Army Arctic Test Board at Fort Greely, Alaska.

A fuel and electrical system repairman with the board, Green entered the Army in August, 1940. Specialist Green attended Arcadia High School.

FOUR MEN TO REPORT FOR P REINDUCTION
Madison Journal April 1959

The Madison Parish Local Board will forward the following men for Preinduction examination on April 8th, 1959.
White:
George E. Wall, Jr., 202 Oak St., City.
Negro:
George Bethely, Rt. 1, Box 96, Monroe, La., Clarence L Faby, Box 1062, City., Eddie M. Ward, Rt. 2, Box 303, Delhi, La.

LOCAL BOY IN AIR FORCE HONORED
Madison Journal May 1959

A/2c Marion Houston Rushing, O.M.S., of Tallulah, who is now serving in the Air Force at Whiteman  A. F.B., Missouri was “Maintenance Man of the Month” in  April, 1959. He received letters of appreciation and a plaque from Col. Humfield.

His brother, Roy L. Rushing is now serving in the Air Force in England.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal May 1959

PFC John M. Christian and Pvt. Ernest Valdez of Tallulah are participating with the 4th Infantry, a major Strategic Army Corps (STRAC) unit, in Exercise Dry Hills at the Yakima Firing Center in Washington .The exercise will end May 23.

Christian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moss B. Christian, 515 Ella Street, is regularly assigned as a radio operator in Battery A of the division’s 1st Artillery at Fort Lewis, Wash. He entered the Army in July 1958 and received basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The 20-year-old soldier is a graduate of Brusly High School.

Valdez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Valdez, Route 2, is regularly assigned as an automatic rifleman in Company B of the division's 12th Infantry at Fort Lewis, Wash. He entered the Army in October and received basic training at Fort Carson, Colo. The 18-year-old soldier attended Tallulah High School.

Selective Service Give Certificates of Appreciation
Madison Journal May 1959

The Selective Service System has awarded Certificates of Appreciation for 10 years of uncompensated service to the following Madison Parish citizens for their help in serving as Advisors to registrants:

Mrs. Eleanor Webb, Delta; Mr. Jack H. Folk, Mr. Lewis B. Furr, Mr. Edgar H. Lancaster, Jr., and Mr. W. L. Rountree, all of Tallulah, and to Marshal C. Griffin, colored, also of Tallulah.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal June 1959

Army Pvt. Kenneth L. Gunn, whose parents live at 1103 Mississippi Street, Tallulah, completed the 12-week guided missile electrical equipment installation and repair course June 12 at The Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Gunn was trained to install and repair high-output generators, motors, frequency changers, power distribution systems, elevator control systems and other engineer equipment employed by guided missile units.

The 28-year-old soldier entered the Army last December and received basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

He is a 1958 graduate of Tallulah High School.

Local Boy Gets Commission in Regular Army
Madison Journal June 1959

Billy G. Keyes, whose wife, Bobbie, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Keyes, live at 1104 Florida Street, recently was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Regular Army at Northeast Louisiana State College in Monroe.

Keyes' outstanding work while undergoing training as a cadet in the ROTC program at Northeast State College resulted in the offer of a Regular Army commission. He is one of 725 distinguished military graduates so honored from colleges and universities throughout the country.

The 22-year-old officer was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1955 and from Northeast Louisiana State College in 1959.

MRS. W. P. SEVIER RECEIVES AWARD FROM U. S. ARMY
Madison Journal June 1959

Mrs. W. P. Sevier, who is with the local Draft Board, recently received a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding support of the U. S. Army recruiting program. M/Sgt. Quillie N. Underwood of the U. S. Army Recruiting Station in Monroe made the presentation in the local Draft Board office here Thursday, June 11.

News Of Men In The Service
Madison Journal June 1959

Army PFC Ezra E. Mangun, 19, whose wife, Janice, lives on Route 1, Transylvania., La., recently participated in the European !rivers proficiency contest in Germany.

A jeep driver in Company B of the Division's 2d Infantry in Augsburg, Mangun entered the Army in June 1958. He completed basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas, and arrived in Europe last January.

Mangun, son of Mrs. Robert Tice, Route 1, Tallulah, attended Tallulah High School.

News Of Men In The Service
Madison Journal June 1959

Marion G. Webb, Jr., 21, whose father lives in Indianola, Miss., recently was promoted to specialist four in Germany where he is a member of the 3d Infantry Division.

Specialist Webb, a radio operator in Company A of the division's 3d Medical Battalion, entered the Army in July 1957 and completed basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived in Europe in April 1958.

A 1955 graduate of Greenville High School, he attended Alabama Polytechnic institute. His mother, Mrs. Lula M. New, lives in Tallulah.

FIRST TWINS FROM MADISON TO BE INDUCTED IN ARMY
Madison Journal July 1959

The first twins ever to be inducted by the Madison Parish Local Board have been notified to report on July 14th. They are Jimmie Leo and Johnny Theo, sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Watson, Box 204, Tallulah, La. They are graduates of the 1958 class of Tallulah High School and have just completed a business course in Monroe.

John Huckabay Enlists In Regular Army
Madison Journal July 1959

M/Sgt. Quillie N. Underwood, local U. S. Army Recruiter announced that John Huckabay of Tallulah, recently enlisted in the Regular Army for a period of three years.

John enlisted under the Army's "Choose It Yourself Program", whereby a qualified man may select the school or field of work of his choice before enlisting.

Huckabay chose the Aircraft Maintenance Field as his choice. Under this field you are taught jobs such as Aircraft Maintenance Crewman, Airplane Mechanic, Recon Helicopter Mechanic, Single Rotor Helicopter Mechanic and Tandem Rotor Helicopter Mechanic.

John is a high school graduate of Tallulah High School class of 1959.

Sgt. Underwood said he will be at the Drivers License Office, Court House Building, Tallulah, each Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

News of Men In Service
Madison Journal July 1959

Army PFC Jeff M. Wilson, Jr., 21, whose parents live at 141 Florida Street, Tallulah, recently arrived in Germany and is now a member of the Signal Battalion. Wilson is assigned to the battalion's Company E in Darm­stadt.

He is a 1957 graduate of Tallulah High School and was a farmer before entering the Army.

Makes Solo Flight
Madison Journal August 1959

A first solo flight was made June 29, by Marine Second Lt. William H. Hale, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hale, Route 1, Tallulah.

In addition to solo flights, he is being instructed in Communications, Navigation, Engineering, Athletics, Aerology and civil air regulations during basic flighty training at Pensacola, Fla.

Charles Monsell Promoted To Lieutenant Colonel
Madison Journal August 1959

Lieutenant Colonel Charles F. Monsell, son of Mrs. Annie L. Monsell, 1421 Coty Street, Shreveport, arrived July 15 at Headquarters, Air Material Command, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, where he is currently assigned with the Directorate of Personnel and Support Operations.

Col. Monsell received his promotion from the grade of Major to the temporary grade of Lieutenant Colonel while enroute to his present station. He came to Wright-Patterson AF Base from Ontario, Calif., where he was Chief of Flight Test and Operations Division in the Los Angeles Air Procurement District.

Col. Monsell has 16 years of military service and has served in England, Canada, Korea and Hawaii. Among his several awards and decorations he lists the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters.

Col. Monsell is married to the former Virginia L. Smithson of Mt. Clemmens, Michigan. They are the parents of a son and two daughters.

Col. Monsell was graduated from Tallulah High School in 1934.

News Of Men In Service
Madison Journal August 1959

Gus A. Rodell, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Rodell of Tallulah, serving aboard the oiler USS Ponchatoula, took part in a full-scale naval review and visit io San Francisco, Calif., July 17-20, after completing a major exercise held off the California coast.

J. O. Horns Have Sons Visiting
Arriving for a visit with their parents Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Horn are AS/C Jerry Horn stationed at Hampton, Va., and from overseas duty in Japan. AS/C Deen Horn, who will be stationed in Minot, North Dakota.         

Lt. Albert B. Luster and family are here visiting with the parents at Thomastown. Lt. Luster returned from Korea August, 1958, and was assigned to Fort Knox, Ky., where he is now stationed. His duty is commanding officer of the 514th Transport Detachment (cargo helicopter field maintenance) in which he performs additional duties as aircraft maintenance officer, test pilot and instructor pilot.

He is both fixed wing