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Volume 112 l^xinjrton, Mississippi, Thursday, May 19, Number 5
—-—-———■———1—-———————i1-—— ... '~ "J '■ '■ r " " - ■ - ~-~ :—J-—--———————■■———^————————■————■ i THROUGH HAZEL | EYES By Hml Brannon The port city of Santos, Brazil, is only an overnight’s journey from Rio de Janeiro. Called the City of All Saints it was thus named because it was discovered on All Saints Day in 1532. Santos is best known as the port city from which most of the coffee in the world is shipped. The size of this business is hard to imagine but one authority has it that during good years more than two thousand ships line its quays to take the beans valued around one hundred million dol lars to all parts of the world. Fruit, frozen meats and cotton, too, are shipped from this port but coffee is the principal export. Santos itself is built on an is land and faces the open sea or channel or three sides out of four. Its beaches are broad and beau tiful-even more lovely than fam ous Copacabana in Rio. One of the most delightful days of many was the one I spent at Guaruja beach in the vicinity of Santos. Brazilians love the surf and every weekend the beaches at Santos are crowded with people who come from miles around, par ticularly from nearby Sao Paulo. Up until noon Mondays the bus ses are crowded with the crowds returning home from the beaches. Besides its coffee and beaches Santos is also noted for its orchid growing industry. Orchid farms containing more than four hun dred different kinds of orchids may be visited and the beautiful blooms purchased for as little as twentv-five cents. Many tour ists, who have secured special permits from the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture, buy the plants and bring them back to the United States. When this is done the orchid fancier must wait at the port of arrival in the U. S for the plants to be sprayed and passed upon by an official of our Department of Agriculture. Many Americans not knowing these re gulations buy expensive plants and go to a lot of trouble nurs ing them to get them safely home only to find they can’t bring them in. The city of Santos is not parti cularly pretty though it does boast some beautiful homes and pala tial modernistic apartment build ings. But a nice view of the city can be had by going to the top of Monte Serrat, a shrine overlook ing the city. Here great crowds come on the pilgrimage days be ginning September 7th, I am told, to be cured of their ills or to thank the Virgin for past favors. No visit to Santos is complete without a trip to the nearby city of Sao Paulo. The most excit ing and interesting of these is the one by funicular railway in which you are literally pulled up the mountain in a cable car. The journey takes only a little over an hour and the cost very moderate. The trip by train to Sao Paulo takes you through lush tropical vegetation, banana plantations and gorgeous mountain scenery very similar to our Smoky moun tains, though not nearly as high. Sao Paulo is the capital city of the state of Sao Paulo and is proudly called by its residents fastest growing city in the world. It has a population in excess of two million and is hailed as the Chicago of South America. Highly commercialized and in dustrialized the city has the most modem and beautiful residential section as a whole of any city I’ve ever visited. This section is unique in that it has a street nam ed for practically every state in North America and for most of the countries of the world. Most tourists go also to the snake farm at Butantan which is operated in connection with a medical college. World-wide pub licity is given the achievements of this institution which has de veloped anti-snakebite serums which saves the lives of an esti mated 5,000 Brazilians alone every year. It is quite a fascinating sight to see hundreds of these snakes of all sizes sliding along the ground or trying to climb the wall of their enclosures where they are housed in little cement huts. The delightful temperature of Sao Paulo is very much like our September days though the nights are almost always cool. The year round temperature seldom varies more than one or two degrees. Though there are only about 5000 North Americans living in nil Brazil a large number of them live in the vicinity of this great city and many of them to whom T talked plan to spend the rest of their lives in what they call the most modem and prosperous of ®11 Brazil’s twenty states. Annual Flower Show Draws Large Crowd The 1949 flower show present ed by the Lexington Garden club on Thursday, May 12, was desig nated “in memory of the late Miss Emma McLean, a member of the club and one of Lexington’s most beloved citizens.” The show was distinguished by the quality of exhibits in each class and was viewed by large crowds during the afternoon. Mrs. J. H. McMorrough, president of the club, served as general chair man, with Mrs. Raford Watson in charge of staging. Held under specifications of the accredited show, it was judged by four judges from Jackson. A luncheon for members of the club and the judges was held at Ab Taylor Memorial home. At tractive decorations in green and yellow' were used, featuring dais ies and ivy leaves. Junior Exhibits Creditable The Junior Garden club ex hibits under the direction of Miss Meta Moore were creditable and showed the splendid work being done by the group. The follow ing is a list of ribbons awarded: Arrangement Classes: “suggest ing moonlight, D. C. Lundy, blue ribbon; Mrs. George Povall, red ribbon; monochromatic, Mrs. Will Wilson, red ribbon; Mrs. T. A. Lail, blue ribbon; analagous, Mrs. J. R. Watson, blue ribbon, judged best in arrangement class; sunshine arrangement, Mrs. C. M. McDaniel, blue ribbon; Mrs. E. W. ..dinwater, red ribbon; arrange ment I liked best, (Victorian), Mrs. W. R. Ellis, Jr., blue ribbon; one I liked best, Mrs. Edwin White, red ribbon; Mrs. George Povall, _ : a\ Episcopal Auxiliary Holds District Meeting At St. Mary's Church A district meeting of the north ern convocation of the Episcopal Woman’s auxiliary met at Saint Mary’s church in Lexington, on May 11, with Saint Andrews, Jackson, Grace Church, Canton and the host church represented. The meeting opened with cele bration of the Holy Communion, with the Rev. C. S. Liles, Dean of the Convocation, celebrant, assist ed by the Rev. Dr. Vincent H. Franks, Saint Andrews, Jackson, special guest of the convocation. Mrs. Shields M. Spiars, Jackson, president of the Convocation call ed the meeting to order with Mrs. H. H. Johnson, local president, giving the welcome address. Re sponse was by Mrs. Spiars, follow ed by an address by Mrs. Dozier Lester, state president of the Woman’s auxiliary. Reports on church mission work and on church periodical club | work were given by Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Dowlev, of Jackson. One of the highlights of the pro-1 gram was presentation of the Youth Work of the church, by Mrs. Gilliland. The offering am ounted to $38. and was voted to be sent to the Rev. James Emerson, Starkville, toward a fund for erec tion of a student center at State college. An address was given by the Rev. Mr. Liles, having as his sub ject the Home with a family al tar and character building in the lives of young people through the daily home influence. Thirty-two members from Saint Andrew’s, Jackson, four from1 Grace church, Canton, and 221 from the host church attended. | After the meeting guests were entertainpH at a huffet lunch in the home of Miss Lelia Stans-! bury. — Lexington Jaycees Plan Future Program A regular meeting of the Lex- j ington Jaycees wes held Tuesday I night at the City Hall with thirty I members present. Next meeting I will be Mav 31 at the Ab Taylor Memorial home. Supper will be served to members. i Any members interested in be-! I ing served supper at this meeting ! are asked to contact John Martin or Emmett Reese. Speaker for the meeting will be Ray Stennett of Kosciusko, secretary, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. John Holditch gave an infor mative talk at the Tuesday night meeting, outlining the general program of the Lexington Agri cultural Development association. George Bailey. Ephraim Cohen, and Gordon Spell attended Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Jackson last week. Served 27 Years Supt. W. B. Kenna A Tribute This week’s special edition of The Advertiser honoring the 194y Senior Class of Lexington High School is respectfully dedicated by The Advertiser to Superintendent W. B. Kenna as a tribute ot respect and esteem. Mr. Kenna is leaving his post as head of the schools of Lexington at the end of this school year after twenty-seven years of service to our town and its citizens, particularly to its young people. We congratulate Mr. Kenna on being selected as director of I activities of the Mississippi High School association and are sure of his success in this important new position. We realize it will eventually take him from our midst to reside so we cannot help but selfishly regret the change. At the same time we wish him happiness and the very best of everything when he goes. Certain we are that these sentiments are reflected in the hearts and minds of every citizen of Lexington. To know Bill Kenna is to love him. He holds a very high place in the hearts of all associated with him. His fine character and principles have been a constant in fluence for good in our schools and in every life he touched as he participated in every worthwhile activity in the civic, religious, fra ternal and social life of the community. Under his guidance our schools have made a very good record in the scholastic field and many improvements made. The graduates he has turned out with the aid of a loyal and devoted faculty have gone to fields of higher learning and out into the world making splendid records. Some men are born to their jobs-and we are of the opinion that Bill Kenna is a born school man. Such a position of trust and confidence is one of constant service-and in the field of service Mr. Kenna has always been out in front. We don’t think it amiss to tell him now that his service here has been great and that we all admire and appreciate him-that he has our fond devotion and good wishes-as he leaves us for other fields. We might also suggest that the first thing he does for the Mississippi High School association should be to move its head quarters from Jackson to Lexington so he won’t have to leave us at all. | Recognition Given To Holmes Native Honor and recognition to a na tive son of Holmes county was paid recently by Paul Flowers in his column, “Greenhouse," in the Commercial Appeal. The so honored, Dr. Thomsa Edwin Rhine, is a cousin of the Rhyne and Swinney families here, each family having chosen its own way of spelling from the original spell ing of “Rein.” He was recently named “Arkansas Doctor of the Year,” by the State Medical as sociation. Dr. Rhine moved early in his life to Thornton, Arkansas, where he has practiced medicine for many years as a general practi tioner and surgeon, serving an area larger than the state of Dela ware. He received his medical education at Memphis Hospital Medical college. A few years ago a day was set apart and known as “Dr. Rhine day.” A large number of people from near and far paid tribute to the veteran doctor, who this year is completing his 51st year of prac tice. In the Commercial Appeal col umn, Dr. Rhine is described as a modest, retiring individual, whose rank not only stands high among doctors for unselfish, bevond-call of-duty service, the past half-! century, but who love him for his skill and untiring efforts. LAMMONS MOVES Lammons Watch clinic has mov ed from its former place of busi ness on Depot street to 304 Court square, in the City Cleaners build ing. Mr. Lammons invites all his friends and customers to visit him at his new location. Awards Made HJC Athletes By Coach GOODMAN, Miss., May 19. — ; Holmes coaches presented at chap j el assembly letter awards to stu j dents participating in spring ath ! letic activities. Coach Frank B. Branch presented letters as fol low to members of the 1949 base ball team: Joe Rhodes, catcher; James Free, first base; Robert Odom, second base; Bill Branch, shortstop; Ray Heard, third base; Billy Mann, left field; Robert Burton, center field; James Ar ledge, right field; Robert Gris som, pitcher; Russell Lyon, util ity infielder; Buddy Lewis, util ity outfielder; and Thomas Nix, manager. Billy Mann, Robert Burton and James Free all helped with the pitching duties this sea- j son. Coach J. W. Patrick presented letters to members of the 1949 Holmes cinder-men as follows: Clayton Wood, Orville Johnson, Donald Forde, Joe Sorrell, and Lavette Sewell. E. W. Wilson, tennis coach, presented the fol lowing letters in tennis: Peggy Leopold and Sara Vanderberg, girls doubles; Rosemary Higgi , son, girls singles; Morris Busby and Billy Adams, boys doubles; and Billy Williamson, boys sin i gles. - - 1 Chancery Court Opens Williams Presiding The May term of Chancery j court will convene at 9 a. m., Monday, with Chancellor C. D. i Williams of Yazoo City presiding. . Miss Anita Derden is official court 1 reporter. County court officials will perform their respective du ties. Concert Hopeful Of 500 Memberships By Closing Date, Sat. Public Asked To Contact Workers, On Mail Checks Municipal Concert officers ex pressed optimism over results which have been made, so far, in the current membership drive. Three hundred prospects were named at Monday’s rally meeting held at Lexington Grammar school, and others were hoped to have been added by 3 p. m., Sat urday, when the drive, and mem berships will be closed. The City hall is being used for headquar ters for the campaign, and a large number of team captains in each community are giving opportunity for payment of the $6 dues with out inconvenience. Miss Lynn Sheeler from the | Houston office arrived Monday ] for the week’s campaign, and is assisting municipal officers in the work. Assurance has been made of at least three concerts, the first to be given in October. Member ship dues are deposited in the local bank, and since the concert association fs cooperative, a mem ber, if in some other city which has the concert program, may at tend there, or may lend his card to a friend if he is unable to at j tend individual concerts, himself. The roster of distinguished ar tists who are available for 1949-59 season include: William Masselos, pianist, Frances DeMond, mezzo soprano, Rafael Druian, vioninist, a (Continued on Page Eight) Fines Are Paid In Liquor Charges Four hundred dollars and costs were paid by S. T. Pitchford of Tchula as result of hearing before 'Justice of the Peace H. B. Jones Dn charges of illegal possession of whiskey, according to Sheriff Ellis E. Wynn. Total fines of $375 were paid by Will Meeks, John Albert White, and McKinley Car penter, negro men arrested at stills seized by the sheriff and federal revenue officers last week. Three stills were discovered three miles north of Coxburg school. About 1350 gallons of whiskey mash were destroyed. The fourth still was found west of Brozville. Lawrence Rabb Elected State V-P, Jaycees Lawrence W. Rabb, Jr., local attorney, was elected vice presi dent of the Mississippi Junior Chamber of Commerce for the central district, at the annual con vention held at Vicksburg hotel in Vicksburg, Friday through Sun day. Attending the meeting from Lexington were besides Mr. Rabb, i Paul Horan, Walter E. Strider, Bill McLellan. president of the Lexing ton group, Emmett Reese, and Vernon Hathcock. Other new officers of the Mis sissippi Junior Chamber of Com merce are: Ray Stewart, Pica yune, president; Bruce Aultman, Hattiesburg’ vice president, Sou thern district; Bill Adams, Gulf port, and Percy Coleman, Vicks burg, national director. I aamI namIak Ta A tten/i Merchandise Show W. E. Thurmond, owner of the 'Western Auto Associate store .here, will leave Sunday to attend a Western Auto Christmas Mer chandise show in Memphis, Tenn., Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24. Mr, Thurmond said he would preview more than 400 Western Auto items, including toys, wheel goods, sporting goods and appli ances, which are keyed to the Christmas market. From these he intends to select products in special demand in this trade area during the holiday season. He will be accompanied by Mr. Alton Parker. Western Auto supplies Mr. Thurmond on a wholesale basis. There are 2,100 Western Auto Associate store owners operating in 37 states. TO PLAY KOSCIUSKO Lexington Independent Baseball team will play Kosciusko Inde pendents Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p. m. In the last game played with Aponaug of Kosciusko on Beall field Sunday, the locals were beat 13-4, Manager Bill Jordan said. 1 Graduation Speaker HON. PARHAM H. WILLIAMS Hon. Parham H. Williams, Chancery clerk of Holmes county, will bring the principal address at the graduation exercises of Lexington High school to be held Tuesday evening at 8:00 at Beall Athletic field. DPs Arrive Here, To Work On Farms Three On Herring Place; 14 Located On Watson Plantation A family of three Latvian Dis placed Persons (DPs), who were forced into slave labor by the Nazis during World War II, ar i rived Saturday to become share croppers on the Lawrence M. Her ring farm near Lexington. Origin al1'" from near Riga, the state cap ital of tiny Latvia, the man, Artur Berzins, 34, will have a cotton crop this year, and his wife, Ali cia. 37, wiil be in charge of a dairy herd. Their child, Maya, who will be eight next month, will attend Lexington Grammar school. They came by train from New Orleans, with a group of 14 other Latvian DPs, who will work on the Delta plantation of Henri P. Watson. Spoke Halting English None of the group could speak Wnfflieh well, and were dad to be addressed in German. They ar rived in Durant Saturday at 5 a. m., and were met bjr^Mr. Watson and Mr. Herring, under whose auspices they had been transport ed at government expense to New Orleans, and from New Orleans to their new locations at the ex pense of the landowners securing their services. According to Mrs. Herring, the Berzins are a high type family, and seem “very happy here.” At present they are living in a small house on the Herring place. They have no known liv ing relatives except Mr. Berzins, who has a brother in England. Their parents were farmers and herdsmen before them. Praised For Cleanliness According to Mr- Watson, his bunch seemed to be good workers, and upon arrival at their new homes, immediately “began scrub bing the floors and cleaning up,” even in the lofts, “and all around the houses.” Securing the DPs was made possible through Col. A. T. Calli cott of Senatobia, who worked with displaced persons in Ger many during the war. During a more recent trip to Germany, he screened the families and helped with the red tape. A rigid physi cal examination is required, among the many other stipula tions, many of which were far too strict, Mrs. Herring quoted the colonel as saying. The Holmes county men signed papers making themselves respon sible for the Latvians for one year, which means that they are responsible in Keeping wem umi of being an economic liability to society for that time. Senior Class Sponsor Was Former LHS Girl The Lexington High School Senior Class sponsor, Mrs. John Garrott Herbert, Jr., is the cap able and attractive former Miss Edith Lynn Rainwater, and was a former Lexington High school senior. A graduate of Mississippi State College for Women, Mrs. Herbert is mathematics teacher at LHS, and was this year elected senior class sponsor. She directed the senior play, “It’s Great To Be Crazy,” which was considered one of the best senior plays stag ed here in several years. She has sponsored all the senior activities, and attended all the senior parties, entertaining them with one party. She is the mother of Mary Lynn Herbert, fifth grade honor roll student. LHS Graduation Week Program Commences Sunday With Sermon Local Man To Speak At Tuesday Night Event On Beall Field The graduation week program for Lexington High School class will be inaugurated with the com mencement sermon at Lexington at 11 a. m. The Rev. Paul D. Baptist church, Sunday, May 22, Bragg, pastor, will preach and special music is planned by a combined choir of the various churches. Speaker for graduation exer cises, set for 8 p. m., May 24, on Beall Athletic field, will be Par ham H. Williams, Holmes County Chancery Clerk. The Lexington band will play in concert at 7:30, before the program, and at close of the exercises. The annual awards to the “most valuable” football boy and basket ball boy and girl, along with ap proximately ten other awards will be made on the occasion. The program follows: Band concert: senior march, Mrs. Carolyn Rinicker and Bar bara Nabors; invocation, the Rev, Paul D. Bragg; salutatorian ad dress, Parham H. Williams, Jr.; commencement address. Parhami H. Williams; delivery of diplo mas, Edwin White. Delivery of prizes and awards— Masonic essay, A. L. Gibson; Ro tary Code of Ethics, W. D. Wil son; BPW Commercial prize, Mrs, J. R. Watson; County essay award, L. R. Thompson; P. T. A. Best School Spirit, and Kimbrough awards, W. B. Kenna; Advertiser awards, Miss Hazel Brannon. Validictory address, Nancy Ra thell; announcement of special honor student, Mr. Kenna; “The Star Spangled Banner,” band; benediction, by the Rev. C. T Floyd. . \ ^AAfllMAH TaaAaV uuuuiuaii i^huici , Presented Trophy Ceremony Relayed 1 By Telephone To Lexington Hospital A ceremony in which a trophy for long service was presented a Goodman primary teacher was brought by telephone to Com munity hospital Friday night to the ears of the recipient of the honor, Mrs. Norma Hansen. Mrs. Hansen retired this year, her 37th. The trophy, inscribed “To Norma Hansen in appreciation for 37 years’ service in Goodman Con solidated school,” was presented by Marion Ousley, member of the School board, at the conclusion of ninth grade graduation exer cises held in Goodman auditorium Friday night. Ms. Hansen has been hospital ized due to a fall which occurred in March, when she slipped on the street while on her way to visit a sick pupil. She had fractured her hip at one time before, and this time sustained a broken pelvis bone. The recognition came as a sur , prise to the recipient, whose bed 1 was pulled into the hospital lobby in order to enable the patient s | hearing. General Recital Set For Tomorrow Night Mrs. R. W. Gulledge announces (hat the general recital for Lex ington school will be Friday, May 20, at 7:45 p. m. in the Grammar School auditorium. The public is invited. Presented in recital on Wednes day, May 11, as honor graduates from the Grammar school were Betty Rabb, Mary Jean Fonville, and Nancy Williams. Given in the auditorium, the program follows: Dvorak’s “Hu moresque,” by the trio; Tchaikov sky’s “Pathetique Op. 74,” Betty; Mozart's “Minuet,” Jean; Schu bert’s “Impromptu in A Flat,” by Nancy; and Ganne’s “La Czarine by Nancy and Betty. Also presented were: Hatchs “Summer Comes Again,” by Bet ty Godard’s “Berceuse,” by Jean; Merkel’s “Butterfly” by Nancv; and Krentzlin’s “Polo naise Joyeuse,” by Nancy and. Jean. SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET Annual meeting of the Holmes County School board will be held in the County Superintend^ of fice at 9 a. m., Friday, June 10.