The death of 2nd Lt. Charles Willis Kessler, 21, in France on June 14 has been confirmed to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kessler. He was salutatorian of Eunice High’s class of 1939 and received a degree in economics from LSU in 1943. Memorial services were July 29 for T-Sgt. Francis (Brother) Guillory, killed in action on D-Day, on his 23rd bombing mission exactly six months after his arrival in England. The bomber’s entire crew perished. He is survived by his widow, Maybelle, and father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. “Black” Guillory.
A memorial Mass will be held Aug. 3 for Lt. Justin Bergeron, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adaus Bergeron, killed in the Pacific on July 15, two years to the day after his enlistment. He was a torpedo bomber pilot. He was a graduate of Iota High and LSU.
Chester J. Derbes is new president of the Rotary Club. Other officers are P.A. Ward, vice president; H.G. Jackson, secretary; and M.M. Milburn, treasurer.
Mayflower Dairy, opened with 80 cows in February 1941 on the Crowley highway south of town, now has 120 head in its herd, according to Grady Lowe, manager.
There is a shortage of ice at the local plant of the Gulf Public Service Co.
Lydia Bergeaux has reopened the V-Cafe in connection with her grocery store in the Ardoin Building at the corner of Second Street and the highway leading to Mamou.
The outlook for the Tri-Parish Fairgrounds to be selected as site for a war prisoners camp for Acadia, St. Landry and Evangeline parishes is favorable.
Four Eunice High grads, all freshmen at Louisiana Tech, have pledged Alpha Lambda Tau fraternity. They are Kearney Tate, Otis Robinett, Alfred M. Marks and Lindsey J. Aucoin.
Parish schools will convert to 12 grades this fall.