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VOLUME N6.58_ DURANT, HOLMES COi w» Missis tJii'iiSDAV, NCWT. ID. i. . ■ NTMDUR i$
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
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
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
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
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
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
at tfre
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
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Sales lax Tokens
Still Required
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.
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
A. H. STONE, Chairman,
State Tax Commission.
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
Hi vv IA S
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
Mrs. Graham Field will leave ;
Friday to visit friends and rela- ,
lives in New Orleans,
fmANKSGiViftG fESfiVAtT '

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
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
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 - •
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
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
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,
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
“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
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 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
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.
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.

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