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Collinswood Museum has new look THE PONCHATOULA TIMES FEBRUARY 16, 1984 Those present at Saturday's instal- lation of the plantation bell in front of Collinswood Museum included ( left to right) Mr. and Mrs. John Hoover, New museum bell installed Councilman Roy McKenzie, Mrs. Ruth Berner, Mrs. lnez Layrisson, Mrs. Ann Richardson, Max Russel, Mrs. Odette Braud, and Mrs. Violet Collier. ( Photo by Terry Ann McMahon) Brits use president to sell beer By ANTOINE de la MOTHE CADILLAC The national TV news showed billboards in England and signs in pubs portraying a smiling President Ronald Reagan endorsing a British beer without his approval A grey- haired man with a military mous- tache in an English pub was asked why her majesty's picture was not used as the sovereign head of state. He answered that while Reagan is a head of state, the queen is above him This is the same Ronald Red- gan who supplied the British fleet with American naval stores in the Falkland war against Argentina contrary to the Monroe Doctrine. This ad could not be printed with- out the approval of the Iron Maiden P.M. Margaret Thatcher who flies over to Belfast every time the I.R.A. sets off a bomb. President Reagan is planning a visit to his father's ances- tral home in Ireland in June. He should get his well-heeled Republi- can supporters to plaster Ireland with billboards showing Her Majesty as the Queen of the American tourists, sponsored by Guinness beer. Why are all the great American metropoli- tan newspapers, the chief supporters of President Reagan, so silent about this outrage? Rupert Murdoch the Australian press lord and pornographic king is buying up American newspapers from coast to coast. Yet let an American publisher buy a newspaper on the sacred soil of the United Kingdom and a mighty howl goes up. The Canadian government sup- pressed Time magazine because being neutral it dared to print the truth about the Canadian govern- ment. Also where is the American Leg'on, the V. F. W. , the Daugh- ters of the American Revolution, et al, on this insult to our presidency? To say this beer ad has no influence on the forthcoming election is ridicu- Ious. The so-called solid South is protestant, Baptist, and violently opposed to liquor. What effect will the picture of President Reagan endorsing a beer company have on these drys? Wilbur E. Garrett, editor of the "National Geographic (Feb. 1984) has an enchanting little essay on passports. Do you Biblical scholars know the first recorded request for a passport by a traveler appears in the old testament? In "Nehemiah" Chap-' ter 2, Verse 7. Catholic Bible "Esdras." Nehemiah was a servant of the Persian king who appointed him governor of Judah and is credited with rebuilding Jerusalem. Here is the quotelin, f the request for the passport, it pleases the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah." In 1215 the Magna Carla estab- lished that "all merchants are to be safe and secure in leaving and enter- ing England." The earliest recorded American passport was issued in 1778 signed by Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams. Six- teen million passports were issued last year and a good number are stolen. Now do you know why there are so many illegal emigrants? Strawberry queen reigns in Washington FROM PAGE ONE school at LSU in New Orleans. Hopefully she'll have an answer waiting when we return home," she said, But that will seem like ages to the royal entourage from the Strawberry Capital of the World. First there will be the Louisiana parties, the meeting of the fairest queens in the land from every festival and fair in the state, and the formal dinner where she will meet Governor- elect Edwin Edwards, who is also making the trip. Then comes Queen Gale's first ride in an airplane. "l'm kind of scared," she admits. Another first in the life of the queen will be marked when the jetliner touches down in Washington D.C., Queen Gale's first visit to the nation's capital. Like many another visiting queen Gale will tour the great sites. "We're going to see just about everything, the White House, the Capitol, Arlington, the Smithsonian Institu- tion," she enthused. The queen's entourage will stay at the Washington Hilton, where on Saturday the grandest Louisiana Mardi Gras ball anywhere outside the State of Louisiana will be held, hosted by the Louisianians who reside in and help run the nation from Washington D.C. At press time she was keeping her dance card openl promising only one dance and'that to the head of the 1984 Strawberry Festival Board, Steve Pugh. Returning from the traditional high point of the strawberry queen's reign. Tolley & Uitter's Exxon Service Qualified Mechanic On Duty 7-$ Queen Gale will begin preparing for the Strawberry Festival's formal crowning of the 1984 Strawberry Festival Queen. "I encourage everyone to join us February 23 at the Community Center for the crowning, which this year will be a formal ceremony with entertainment and a reception. This will be the first opportunity for local citizens to see the new queen's crown which is covered with jewels," said Pugh. Queen Gale Davis was asked for her advice tO the young lady who will be chosen as queen for 1984, and after thinking a moment she replied, "Try to do as much as you can. Go everywhere you can. It ends too fast. Just when you get into the swing of things it's over. And then Queen Gale was asked what advice she would give to a young lady who is hoping to win the Strawberry crown for 1984" "Be yourself." she counsels, "And know your strawberries." FULL SERVICE Tires g Accessories Hours 5:30 to 7:00 By TERRY ANN McM,HON The bell is back at the Collins''ood Museum m downtown Ponchatoula,. in fact. the museum now has a collection of bells, thanks to museum donor John Hoover. The local man topped off the moving of the historic Ponchatoula s'choolhouse by donating a large plantation bell from Sunshine. Louis- iana, which quickly became a famil- iar symbol of 'the local history museum. That bell cracked and was removed bylocal citizens on the board admin- istering the museum and was turned over to Michael Braud. a machinist for repairs, according to Max Russel who heads the museum's Mainte- nance Committee. This necessarily took some time to complete the repairs. In the mean- time John Hoover assumed the bell he donated had been pirated when he saw it was gone and set about making plans to replace it. He donated a second bell. one in perfect condition, from another Louisiana plantation, as a member of Leander J. Kinchen American Legion Post 47. In the meantime the original Sun- shine bell came back from the repair shop good as new and was officially installed Saturday morning by Ike McClain in the presence of the board and visitors. So now the museum has the origi- nal schoolhouse bell, a good-as-new plantation bell on display inside and the familiar Sunshine plantation bell back in its old place outside the museum, Tangipahoa Shriners elect 1984 officers The following officers have been elected to serve the Tangipahoa Shrine Club for 1984: Willie Morgan--President; Joseph Singerman--Vice-President; G .T. Scott-Secretary-Treasurer and Parade Chairman; Rev. Harry Hataway--Chaplain; Bit Blackmon-- Buck-A-Line Chairman; Eddie Cosgrove--Luncheon Chairman; Monroe Rick--Entertainment Chair- man; Chuck Morse--Newsletter Editor Joe Singerman, Bit Blackmon and Eddie Cosgrove are residents of the Ponchatoula Area. THESNUFF THATTRULY LIVESUPTO NAME. Helme Tobacco Company a { ompan ,d Culbr*, (rporaun Mr. & Mrs. John Hoover HELP WANTED Experienced salesman or woman to take over existing accounts and expand territory. Ponchatoula area resident pre- ferred. Call for an appointment. 386-2877 fin WINTER OVERCOAT. Don't Go Out Without It. laJ3 AH Rob,n$ Conc,.um ' Proucs Ovson R,chmOnd V,gma 23230 New Mobile Home 14 wide less than $150.00 per mo. 1-222-4181, call Rex Plan Ahead! The summer will soon be here. Cool Mobile Home with a unit from Carter Heat & Air Service. Call Laneile at 222-4121. Financing Available. APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1 & 2 Bedrooms Downtown Ponchatoula 386-3324 bn/24d MAKE MONEY WORKING AT HOME.; Be flooded with offers. 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