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Miss VOLUME N6.58_ DURANT, HOLMES COi w» Missis tJii'iiSDAV, NCWT. ID. i. . ■ NTMDUR i$ KNOCK KNOCK By Hazel Brannon Mr. John Howard will vouch for the drawing power of the NEWS. A dark - skinned lady walked into liis store Saturday and told the clerk that she didn't1 want to buy anything »>hc just j wanted to see the new hosier; I case that the DURANT NEWS was talking about! The Holmes Junior College Bulldogs have a contested game on their hands We are sorry. It may be that they won’t be junior colloge champions after all. Everybody in Holmes County that can get away from town on Saturday is planning to go to Starkville Saturday for the State Ole Miss clash. That, in Missis sippi, is THE football classic of the year. Looks like Alabama will go tr the Rose Bowl again. Should they take Vandy on Thanksgiving (and they should for well be there rooting for them) and should Washington win the west coast Rose Bowl bid, we know A1 abama will be invited. Washing ton wants a chance to pay Ala bama back for that 20-19 decision in 1926. The world is no bigger than our smallest towns. Our small towns thrive on gossip because its peo ple have nothing else to do except talk about each other, according to our big city writers. We don’t think they hnve any room to talk after giving as much space as they have to King Ed ward and Mrs. Simpson. We’re beginning to believe it’s just hu man nature to wigit to run some body down. J—-v The Jackson Daily News de clares Jackson is the center of Mississippi politically, education ally, religiously, industrially, fi nancially, fraternally and socially. Well, that doesn’t leave much for the rest of us, does it? We see where the s t a t e has bought 2,300,000 ales tax; tokens in order to take care o;. the holiday trade. This brings tin total to 22,250,000 tokens purchas ed by the State since the law has been in effect. Some people must be keeping them for souvenirs. We don’t see why, though, for they’ll be with us many years. Elsewhere in this issue we arc starting an excellent Christmas serial “Stranger at the Gate” by Mabel Osgood Wright. We hope vnn 1 llm it This is the time of the . year when we like to ramble in the woods and go hickory nut hunt ing. Here wre can find peace and r, joy in living while we watch the green leaves turn into a riot of colors. Trees are a precious heritage and we should not waste them. The primary grade in Tchula has been closed down on advict f of County health authorities be-1 cause of five cases of scarlet fever t there. There is also one case at | Lexington. Scarlet fever is a dis ease usually not very painful but its after-effects can be very dan gerous, especially to children. It’s people like Mr. Callie May field that make life worth living —people who come in and say they like our paper so well they waut to take four subscriptions at once. We thank you, kind sir. That helps to make up for that bless ing out we got because somebody’s aunt came to town and it wasn’t in the NEWS. We’ve decided the old editor was right when he told us it took the strength of Samson, the dar ing of a Daniel and the patience of Job to run a country weekly And then one might not do a very good job of it. But it’s so much FUN. NEW METHODIST MINISTER WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY Alt'— 17 years the Rev. E. S. Lewis, lor the past two years pastor of the Pascagoula Metho dist Church,. has been returned to Durant lor another pastorate. Many of the old timers will re member tiie Rev. Lewis and wel come him back to Durant. The Rev. Lewis preached in his church at Pascagoula Sunday, November 14 and during the week following attended the Mississippi conference of which he was then a member. The transfer to Du rant automatically places him in the North Mississippi conference. The Rev. and Mrs. Lewis are expected to arrive Saturday and will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gulledge until they have mov ed into their new home. Wesson Contests Goodman Exlpoding like a bombshell in the midst of jubilant Holmes county football fans Avas the no tice of the protest of the Junior College football game p’ayed i n any ni wesson wnicn nonners von 2t> to 6. The victory removed the last real barrier to the second conference title and was a clean cut win over a heavier team that had defeated Goodman five years. The protest came as a result of commissioner Broom declaring in eligible one of the Goodman play ers. Appeal was made by Presi dent Jic£>aniel to the executive comihittee. To the six hundred Holmes fans who witnessed the game along with four thousand apectators, Coach Ras M. Branch explains why he followed the suggestion of the executive committee and pie yed the man under protest. I Coach Branch after seven years at Goodman believed his interpre tation of the rules correct. He had never before had a players’ eligi bility protested nor had he made, a protest in this time. Granting) all charges made, he thought then; and thinks now the protested! player eligible even with the! strictest interpretation of the (Continued on page Two) ‘a little cftilb stall H Itab tfjem’ It took more than sane rea soning to draw Emery and Eleanor Vance together after that slow, lingering separation ... it took the force of Faith plus two eager children to draw them out of the darkness and into the light Read this amazing narrative Stranger at tfre (f^ate By Mabel Osgood Wright A Christmas story of the modem type . . . now brought to our read ers in serial form! Read this touch ing new novel as it uniolds, issue after issue IN THIS PAPER —__ -!) i Sales lax Tokens Still Required DEFEAT OF AMENDMENT HAS NO BEARING ON CASE. j _ The defeat of the proposed j amendment to the constitution eliminating sales tax tokens, does not have any hearing on the con tinued use of tokens, according to a letter from the Attorney General to the Chairman of the State Tax Commission. The full letter follows for the information of the public. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Jackson, Miss. Honorable A. H. Stone, Chairman State Tax Commission Jackson, Mississippi. Dear Sir: Under date of November 6th. I have your inquiry as to what effect, if any, the failure of the qualified electors of the state to approve the proposed amendment :o Section 112 of the Constitution of 1890 would have in reference to the levy and collection of sales tax, and especially in refer ence to Chapter 155, Laws of 1936, making it mandatory that persons taxed unedr the provis ions of Section 2-c, chapter 119, Laws of 193’, pass the sales tax on to the purchaser. I advise that Chapter 155, Laws of 1936, requiring privilege tax assessed and levied by Section 2-c of Chapter 119, Laws of 1934, to be passed on or collected from the purchaser was enacted on March 26th, 1936. The failure of the proposed amendment said Section 112 of the Constitution would in no way affect, amend or modify the said provisiosn of Chapter 155, Laws of 1936. In other words, said chapter was ef fective and valid prior to the elec tion to determine whether Section 112 would be amended, and in my opitifdn said Chapter la still l>egat, valid and binding. The constitutionality and vali dity of the statutes levying sales tax have been upheld by the Supreme Court of this state. Yours very truly, GREEK L. RICE. Att’y Gen. By (Signed) J. A. Lauderdale, Asst. Attorney General. In connection with the above opinion of the Attorney General, we are taking this means of ad vising the public that the Tax Commission ahd nothing what ever to do with the proposed amendment to which the opinion refers. It was neither prepared, proposed nor sponsored by the Comm ission. The proposed amendment had nothing whatever to do with any existing sales tax law. The plain English of the Attorney General's opinion is that the failure of any proposed amendment to the Constitution cannot possibly affect the validi ty of any law already on the statute books. That is a matter to be determined solely by the courts. A. H. STONE, Chairman, State Tax Commission. HOLMES PLAYS LAST GAME ON TOMORROW The Holmes Junior College Bull-dogs will close their 1937 schedule tomorrow evening at Goodman when they meet Coach Rob Rodgers’ Moorhead Trojans at Branch Field. The Bulldogs are expected to have a very easy time with the Trojans, the latter team having suffered defeat in all their games this year. Eleven men will finish their football career at Holmes Junior College tomorrow. They are: Steve Stan, Joe Pet rite, Earl Ilulgn *. Edward French, Louis Thorn. >:i, and Wallace Steele, regulars: Emmett Black, Clifton < Kimbrell, Maxwell Day, Louis i Cauthen and Spears Carter. i READ “STRANGER AT THE s GATE,” A THRILLING CHRIST- ] MAS SERIAL BEGINNING IN , TODAY’S NEWS. AND CON TINUING FOR SIXTEEN IN STALLMENTS. TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT. Hi vv IA S UffGH 4-H AWARu i iieeiit* Holder of Lexington 4-11 i-club v.on a ti'ip to Chicago to.Na i tional 4-H Club Congress. Tin trip is given by the Illinois Cen tral Railroad Co., for leadership and four years of outstanding Iclub work. The girls from 31 is |sissippi will go with Miss Mattie I Lou Meador, Assistant State Girls Club Agent and Miss Eva Leggett of the State Extension force, as chaperones. They will leave on Nov. 28th and return Dec. 5th. j| Ileene has been president of the d<exington Club for three years and served as assistant leader of dhe club for two years. She has won three trips to State College to enter State Contests at Club Congress there. Agriculture Leaders Meet at Nashville ANNUAL EVENT ATTENDED ■■ BT NATIONAL LEADERS. A display of state products and a'program including addresses by national leaders in agriculture from California to Maine and .from Minnesota to Louisiana, fea ture the twentieth birthday con tention of the National Associa M.ZL—. _r r^t__i_:_ n_a_ vj. vwumuwuuti o, tjvvivvauvo «hd Directors of Agriculture, at .Nashville, Tennessee, November 17-20. The Association meevs In cities over the country from year to ytar and has honored the South this year with the convention at Nashville. Its official roster in vades Commissioners. Secretaries and Directors of Agriculture in all of the forty-eight states, who terminate their conference this Ife* f ith a special bus tour to fiktirvM the agriculnral and rural ■|jMlmPbstioiW.program of TVA Highlights m the ptySgraht include address of welcome by Honorable Hill McAlister, Governor of Ten nessee: addresses on important activities of State Departments (Continued on Pasre Six) Superintendents Will Attend Annual Meet All superintendents of schools in Holmes County are requested to be present at the annual meet ing of the department ot' super intendents at Jackson Friday and Saturday. The program wdl have s^cli speakers sa Senator Kyle, Chair man of the Committee on Educa- < tion which will make its report ti the special session of the Leg islature Novembre 23. Governor White will also be on the pro gram. Such topics will be dis cussed : “A Minimum Program of Edu cational Opportunities for Missis sippi Children.” “A Balanced Plan for Financ mg this Minimum Program.” “The Part the Public Schools Can Play in the State Program for Balancing Agriculture with Industry.” Phases of the Work of the Mis-, sissippi Planning Commission Per-| linent to School Support and School Organiation.” Suitable Progarms have been planned for the Departmental ' Meetings. All Holmes County Superintendents of Schools are urged to be present. The first neeting will be at ten o’clock Friday morning at the Robert E. 1 Lee Hotel. 1 -- ] MARATHON ROUND TABLE ( DISCUSSION TO BE HELD ; The Marathon Round Table dis- 1 ussions sponsored by the Worn- s in’s Club will hold its next meet- ] ng next Tuesday evening, Nov ember 24, instead of Thursday asj! icheduled. The meeting will lx | leld at the City Hall at 7:30 )’clock. The public is invited. ___1 Mrs. Graham Field will leave ; Friday to visit friends and rela- , lives in New Orleans, fmANKSGiViftG fESfiVAtT ' _TO BE OBSERVED HERE HOLMES COUNTY WIIJ CO r OPERATE WITH STATE. — i Mississippi will observe Thanks giving next week in every com munity, with churches, schools, clubs, newspapers and radio sta tions joining hands in a Festival designed to reach every man, woman, and child in the state. The programs planned ns a part of the Statewide Thanksgiving Festival proclaimed by Governor Hugh White now number 1135, with new programs being added to the total eaeh day. Church services head the list, with 539 Mississippi pastors rep resenting every denomination plan ning sermons for Sunday morn ing and addresses for community wide services Thanksgiving day. Over four hundred schools and colleges will hold special Thanks giving programs during the week as their part of the Festival observance; and a hundred adult education groups in the WPA will hear Thanksgiving addresses. More than half of the state’s luncheon olubs will use the Thanksgiving Festival as the theme for their regular weekly programs. Six of the state’s seven radio stations have offered a quarter hour of time on the air for speak ers to deliver the Festival mes sage. Since uovernor wanes can on November 5th for the state to join him in observing the ap proaching Thanksgiving season, 84 Mississippi mayors have is sued local proclamations as their ! part in the observance. Manuscripts summarising Mis ' sissippi’s cause for Thanksgiving | have been supplied to all organr I?. at ions participating in the Fes tival. Pk!" i|hr>‘g - • DURANT PLANS PROGRAM. As their part in the more than eleven hundred programs which will feature the Statewide Thanks giving Festival, November 22nd to the 26th, Durant and Holmes County citizens plan a scries of observances in churches and schools. Mayor W. E. Howell of Durant has led the way with his procla mation of a community Festival to call especial attention to the benefits that have been bestowed on his community during the past year. On Sunday, November 22 the new Methodist minister is expec od to devote his regular services to the theme of Thanksgiving, as will other Durant pastors, Rev. G. M. Smiley, Presbyterian, and W. R. Haynie, Baptist. The religious services of the week will be cli maxed with a community wide s e r vi c e at the Presbyterian Church the latter part of the week with nev. tiavnie delivering the, sermon. SALLIS, GOODMAN, PICKENS At Sallis, the same morning, Rev. N. H. Roberts, Baptist pas tor, will deliver a Thanksgiving sermon; and at Goodman, Rev. 1C. W. Ford, Presbyterian, will make special observance of the season. Rev. C. A. Northington, Methodist minister at Pickens, will also cooperate in the Thanks giving services. At Sallis, Goodman, and Pick ens plans are now being worked out for communitywide services to be held Thanksgiving morning at 10 o’clock, the time chosen for several hundred community serv ices throughout Mississippi. Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the Durant High School there will he given a special Thanks giving program. President M. C. McDaniels of Holmes County Ju nior College at Goodman has sig nified his intention to cooperate in the week of Festival also. The Statewide Thanksgiving Festival has been proclaimed by Governor Hugh White to call at tention to the numerous blessings that have come Mississippi’s way during 1936. Among the blessings cited hv Governor White are: the (Continued no Page Two) Judge Smith Speaks To Durant Group TOPIC OF WAR AND PEACE DISCUSSED RECENTLY. “Three things will prevent war/’ said Judge Sydney Smith when he addressed a group in Du rant last Friday evening at the Presbyterian Church. “Those three things,” he con tinued, “are the will for peace; removing the cause for war; and realizing substitutes for war.” Judge Smith stated the cause of most wars was a great economic unrest and the substitutes for war were means or ways of arbi tration and mediation. In con nection with this he gave a highly interesting discussion on the Lea gue of Nations and the World Court. Mrs. W. P. Taylor, president of the Woman’s Club which sponsored the address, presented the Rev. Smily, pastor of the Pres byterian church, who introduced the speaker to the audience. Mrs. W. E. McCone gave a note of appreciation for the address at its conclusion commenting that it was in line with the Marathon Round Table discussions being held by the Club. Commission Gives Free Benefits HOLMES COOHTT RECEIVES FREE TREE PLANTING Holmes County citizens may re ceive the benefits of free planting of forest tree seedlings on a lim ited Scale! according to Fo rster Fred B. Merrill. He ^a.Vs that this service is available to all counties cooperating s.nii State Forestry Commission in, or ganized fire control. The labor will be furnished by N. Y. A. workers on the forestry projects these eighteen counties, seven of. which are also served by the threej C. C. C. forest camps operated by, the Commission. The State Forester says: “All tree planting services will he furn ished on an education and dem onstration basis only — first to educate workers in proper" plant ing practices; second to demon strate to private owners the feasi bility of such work. ✓ “N. Y. A. workers will plant only about one acre for each own er and unless circumstances alter each of these workers will plant not over 3,000 trees, or about three acres. Thus the 150 N. Y. A. workers, if each planted the maximum of 3 acres, would estab lish 450 demonstrations of forest planting in the eighteen counties. “The Commission’s C. C. C. ea.mns mav nlant as manv as five icreg of trees for an individual and it is planned that each camp will plant a maximum of 50 acres per county, or a total of 350 acres n the seven counties. “Owners desiring forset tree planting work by N. Y. A. work ers in Holmes County should con act County Ranger J. R. Brown, Durant. C. C. C. Camp Superin endents should be seen about :ree planting work by their »amps.” In every case the owner will lave to provide the tree seedlings. Slash, loblolly, longleaf and short eaf pines and black locust can be rdered from the State Forester it Jackson for $1.50 per thousand >lus express charges. A thousand rees will plant an acre. Dogw’ood eedlings will be delivered to the mrchasers at $10.50 per thousand. 3USINESS WOMEN’S CLUB WILL MEET FRIDAY The Business and Prof^soinal Yemen's Clubs will meet Friday it the Hotel Durant at seven i ’clock instead of next Thursday he regular meeting date.