In the fall of 1955, one of Mandeville's most respected citizens, Dr. Ruffin Paine, celebrated his 90th birthday party with a huge gathering on the Mandeville lakefront. The gathering was huge because people had come from far and wide to help him celebrate his birthday, but this wasn't an ordinary gathering. It was the people that he had helped come into this world: he had delivered all of them as babies throughout his medical career serving the residents of Mandeville.
On November 27, 1955, the Dixie Roto Magazine ran a great article, with pictures, of the special occasion, with feature writer Mary Frances Morgan providing the details and A.J. Tudury providing the photographs. Here are the article and pictures, just click on them to make them larger and more readable.
Found in Louisiana Digital Archives