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J IGfl'll I PAGE NINE PONCHATOULA int3l TIMES " l_j, ._ S' +ifh ,he imlyra OiSllS;oi"F eCle?nNTxxasL jUn18Oellm BylB!sRN' wasRDe Vl NCEreNrTb ried Cunder an HuOa? APR,L 7, 1983 r orrest said 1868 Forrest s moth et one of his Icavalr d u ry and a Whirling about, he came face to face where she went to nurse an ailina commanders, Lt Col Reverand President'Davis. Now it turns out he statue of the general in Forrest Park tflE, with ...... Robert E. Lee. Lee! Forrest son. The same year, 1868, Premdent Raleiegh White, "and told" him" he never met Robert E. Lee except m' the Memphzs." Both Generals Lee and |orlQI rt,JJ4 ,,,$ said. "Yes General Forrest. At Andrew Johnson pardoned Forrest. wanted to be a Christian (why so fictional account 1 wrote. " Johnston called Forrest the greatest | ,-.,.,....#ulJ vl Appomattox I gave my word to In December that year he promoted many prominent men of the Civil At half past seven o'clock in the soldier of the Americal Civil War. h6'm..- . President Grant that there would be two railroads out of Memphis that War era professed no religion is evening of October 29, 1877, in the "His was thep0wer,' as one of young ,,|,==r ana no morefightingparticularlyguerrila went bankrupt due thePanic of 1873 somewhat of a mystery). He was fifty-sixth year of his life, Forrest soldiers said more than 60 years #L '- warfare." "But General, think of our and the same yellow fever epidemic received into Court Street Cumber- died. Twenty thousand people turned after his death. "To make heroes out "p Ku Klux Klan people and all the abuses of Recon- that killed the remaining son of land Presbyterian Church out toseehis funeral procession and ofcommon mortals the true power of struction." "That is why I am here," Jefferson Davis. An answer to his pious wife's the only one wearing the Confederate the handful of truly great captains." letter to the United Daughters y chapter in James R. Crowe of Alabama, one of the six of the Pulaski Den , in a letter written )ublished until 1914, stated the case and no doubt correctly; order grew to large we found it necessary to one of large experience to We chose general N.B. he testified before a joint )f Congress giving them as to organization but members or was a member but he slipped and said, "I it ." There is con'fusion as date of dissolution but all in the year 1869. One of guing stories of the Klan was president ecretly meeting Forrest House shortly after, replied Lee. "We have a new administration under President Grant and," waving foolscads, "the two of us are going to sit down and strighten this out, but first the Klu Klux K]ans must be dissolved. You heard our President General Forrest, call a meeting in Nashville of your chiefs and tell them you are surpressing the Klan. "How can I stand up and do that? .... i will accompany you," replied Lee. "They are all my men and they will obey my orders." (A fictional but plausible scene) Forrest, in ill health, moved to Memphis and started a fire insurance company and became a partner in a life insurance co. he was in competi- tion with another Confederate, Jefferson Davis. Both failed. On February 5, 1868, Forrest filed for bankruptcy. No creditors appearing in opposition, this discharge was granted in the Spring of 1869. During this period he became very ]F.  =.naUgeration As everyone ned never discussed it let's despondent and tried to interest J!   friends in raising an army to conquer side and fall back on Mexico. "This war would be financed I FICTION by looting Catholic churches." He was elected a delegate to the Democratic Convention in New York Cher the Imperial Wizard of the July 4, 1868 and like the rest of the |. Gen. Forrest he salutes Presi- Tennessee delegation was pledged to ,n [Lrant behind a desk in the Oval Andrew Johnson for the Democratic 415,.eSking a big black Havana nomination for president. He stayed ',i 'eneral Forrest you of course at the Astor Hotel and his fame was C-rre, Yl sent for you? ' "Yes Sir," so great crowds followed him where- a, +,!1!.!  ent. "I want you to disband 1 Ix. "Never! And turn the People over to the Radical t! ?.ns?" No! Mr. President, we '[ tirst." "So will we," says I l,rning to generals Sherman [ridan standing in back of s F ave been drilling my men," rest, "We will be waiting ken I am not sending them tc ral !ead the American army, "orrest .... Well Mr. Presi- ' then?"'l will command the ever :e went. On the way to the convention at a train stop in Ohio the local bully clambered on board, threatening to thrash Forrest, but he threw him off the train and went out and shook hands with the people on the depot platform. General Judson Kilpatrick of Sheridan's cavalry accused him of crucifying Negro soldiers to a wooden fence and then setting fire to the fence. Forrest challenged him to a duel with sabers on horseback. In SO Ibs. Potatoes $5 00 He leased land on President Island (Andrew Jackson owned a farm there) until illness forced him to sell. prayers. Dying, they brought him from President's Island to his last surviving brother Jesse's house in Learning future skills Fender Mender Paint & Body Shop FREE ESTIMATES Domestic and Foreign " Automobiles Repatred * Qualtty Work CALL TODAY . Fast Service 5 - * Reasonable Rates 42 1010 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 Noon Saturday 3826 Hwy. 190 W. Hammond (Across from Crapanzano Brothers) Local Homegrown Louisiana Strawberries Pint to Truckload Green Peppers 3/$I Onions Bananas 2 Ibs. 89 + grapes $1 == lb. YELLOW OR PINK 50 Ibs. $8 Extra Large Ferns Orange & Grapefruit 18 lb. bags $4 10 00 Now open with lots of Fresh Fruits 8, Vegetables Fifth Street Curb Market iN. 5th Street 386-6569 greay uniform was Forrest. Fifteen years later Mary Montgomery Forrest clied and in 1905 both bodies (From a letter of George W. Cable, published in Bikle, p. 19). The End Computer Science comes to Ponchatoula High Principal A.J. Bodker announces the addition of computer science to the curriculum of Ponchatoula High School. Junior and senior students with an Algebra II background are eligible to take the one credit course. They are taught how the storage system of a computer works and how to operate and program it. "The emphasis in our class is the basic language which is fairly close to English in its commands," said Busekist, instructor. "In the future, other languages may be added, as demands dictate. We really want the students to know that a computer is a tool to be used to save time. When they understand that it only does what it is told to do, then they have. taken their firs!, steps toward computer literacy,' he said. Most of the programs taught in the computer course are applications of ousiness procedures. The students are taught to set up payrolls, do tax Man drowns computations and handle other business transactions, most of which are mathematically orientated. "In the future, a lab could easily be set up for Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) for English,, math, foreign languages, etc., said Busekist. "This would quaranty optimum usage of the system," he added, Ponchatoula's Math Department has four Radio Shack TRS 80 computers and one IBM computer. The IBM computer ties into a master computer system at the State Department of Education in Baton Rouge. Mr. Bodker states, "We are pleased that we are able to provide our students with this important area of the educational program. Technological advances dictate a knowledge of computers, and Ponchatoula High School is attempting to meet the needs of our students with this unique program." in local boating mishap For the second time in only a week cesstul. tragedy struck on local waterways, The Friday drowning occurred only this time claiming the life of Sydney Thompson, 21, of Ponchatoula. The victim, suffering from partial paralysis, drowned in Anderson Canal while trying to dock a canoe. Attempts by family members fishing in the area to save him were unsuc- a short distance from the shore. News of the latest drowning hits a community still grieving over the loss last week of Ponchatoula High School senior "D .D." Kraft, who was apparently thrown from his boat and injured, resulting in his drowning. "How To Eat Fire and Conquer The World" THE FIRE EA TERS BY DR. RANDOLPH M. HOWES, M.D. Ph.D. . Molding own destiny more easily The greatest Inspirational book of our age Now avail-able locally Cuchulain Press =. 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