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THE DURANT NEWS
Mississippi’s Leading Weekly VOLUME NO. 58 *** DURANT, HOLMES COUNTY MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY FEB. 11, 1937 NUMBER 29 r . ■■ " - I KNOCK KNOCK By Hazel Brannon V__ There are many things which are necessary for a community to be abreast of the times. Good schools, churches, chambers of commerce, civic clubs, libraries, paved streets and a community house. Durant has all these ex cept two of the most important, a Chamber of Commerce and a Community House. • • • The price of success is using all your courage and ability to force yourself to meet in a straightfor ward manner the conditions con fronting you; to thoroughly study each problem as it confronts you until you understand it and then strike at its solution with every ounce of vitality and preserver ance that you possess. The price of success comes high. Few achl eve it. m w 9 Beaten paths are trod by beat en men for the most part. A man of courage and vision beats out a new path. • • •• Preserverance is absolutely! necessary if (we would succeed. It is easy to slip back into a rut which according to a friend of our’s, is just a grave with the end knocked out. • • • There are still a lot of good people in the world. Witness the eagerness of moat people to aid fload stricken victims. '*_ ’ new pants factory at Am ory ^ill pay a minimum wage of 12.00 per week.... 'which is bet ter than doing nothing for the person who has never held a job. • • • A noted stylist says that when a man’s depressed he takes a drink and when a woman is de pressed she goes out and buys a . new hat. He failed to add that if j friend hubby had to pay for it he probably took another drink I to get over the effect of the hat.. j if it happened to be a late 19H7 j model. • • • The Victory Dinners 'which the Democratic party is going to stage throughout the country March 4 to wipe out the party de-j ficit, will be quite different. we, imagine, from that famous take- j a walk dinner of over a year ago.! The Brown Derby will NOT bej there. • • • I No less an authority than Hon Franklin said: “My son, deal with the men who advertise; you will never lose by it.” • • • The Durant Business and Pro fessional Women’s Club has ad opted a resolution to ask Mayor Kd Howell to do something about the large number of hoboes that have been infesting Durant re cently. * * # MUCH BETTER It is better to strive and climb. And never reach the goal, Than to drift along with the time An aimless, worthless soul. 1 is better to strive and fall, Or sow tho’ the weed be tall. Than to throw away day after day And never strive at all. —Selected # * * Have you ever noticed how quick you lose^espect for a per son who repeats some malicious gossip they have just heard? -■» .- .... WPA Supervisors ADULT EDUCATION PROJECT VIEWED A. L. May, state supervisor of the adult Education project of the W. P. A., and J. A. Burris, Jackson, district supervisor, were in Holmes County this week re viewing the project work in this county. Mrs. Robert J. Ham, Durant, is supervior of this County. The project is carried on by the WPA and sponsored by the Depart ment, of Education. The state officials and Mrs. Ham had a conference with Miss Dorothy McBee, superintendant, of education in this countv. Teachers in Holmes countv on this project are Miss Ethel Coop er, Durant; Mrs. Jeffie Dodd. Durant; Mrs. Lein Edwards Lex ington ; Mrs. Raiford Killebrew, Goodman; Mrs .Susie Stewart. Coxhurg; and Mrs. Overton Jord an Coxhurg. There are also four colored teachers on the project. Thev are Ethel Tngram, Durant; Carrie Garland, Goodman; Daisy Wash ington. Lexington; Nannie Ellis Milestone. NY A Aids Large Group Of Students TEN PERCENT OF EN ROLLMENT AIDED • Nearly ten percent of the young men and women attend ing college* and universities in the Unttejd §tates this year are erfHifng a part of their expenses through employment on the Student Aid Program of the National Youth Administration, Aubrey Williams, Executive Dir ector, announced today. Preliminary figures compiled From reports of the state directors for December, which are subject to some slight corrections, showed i total of 124,818 young people enrolled on NYA projects in 1,686 colleges and universities in 48 states and the District of Colum bia. Recent estimates by the U. S. Office of Education place the total college and university enrollment this vear at approximately 1,788, 000. Both the number of students receiving aid and the number of institutions participating in the program this year show' increases over comparable dates for 1935. Whereas in November of that year 109,001 NY A students were listed in 1,602 colleges and uni versities, there were, in December 1936,15,817 more students receiv ing assistance in 84 more colleges and universities. Of the total number of stud ents receiving aid, 119,583 are undergraduates ami 5,235 are graduates. Out of the total of 1, bob participating institutions, guu are colleges or universities confer mg master’s doctor’s, or profes sional degrees. Total monthly allocations for college and graduate aid in Dec., were $1,869,143, according to the state directors’ reports. This was divided $1,770,533 for’ undergrad uate aid and $98,610 for graduate aid, as compared with $1,559.64.' and $79,300, respectively, a year ago November. Mi. Williams pointed out thai the 1,686 institutions of highei learning which have institute! student aid programs this year represent about about 98 percent of all institutions in the countn which arP eligible for such aid Eligibility requirements are thai the college or university shall In m ’>rof; maVing and tax exentp’ which, embraces partical'y all de gree-g ranting schools in ’th< country. “Such splendid cooperation oi the part of the Nation’s eduea jors,” Mr. Williams added, “i: one of the most encouraging as (Continued on Page Four) Ellen Seale Is Injured In Wreck COMPANION ESCAPES WITH BRUISES Miss Ellen Seale, home demon stration agent for TTolmes county was seriously injured and a com panion, Miss Lola Selby, Lexing ton, was severely bruised when a car 'which Miss Seale was driv ing on last Saturday turned over five times on highway 49, twelve miles this side of Yazoo City. They were en-route to Yazoo City. M ss Seale is in the Yazoo City hospital with a fractured hip and three fractures in the pelvic bone. Miss Selby escaped with nu merous bruises and small cuts She is employed in the Federal Land Bank office in Lexington. Miss Rav, Greenwood, 'will take place of Miss Seale at the Countv Office until she is able to return. It is understood that Miss Seale will be in the hospital several weeks. I Holmes Teachers Hold Meeting OVER 100 TEACHERS PRESENT One hundred Holmes County Teachers Were present at a meet ing of the Holmes County Teach er’s Association at the Agricul tural High School and Holmes Junior College, this week. H. P. St. John is county chair man and Mrs. Nick Walker sec retary. The Program follows: Song--— Devotional .... Rev. E. W. Ford Violin Solo .... Ralph Johnson Piano Ensemble .. Dorothy Jones F. Metis, Pauline Rowe Laura Melton Bovs Quartette.. Two selections Reading . Annie Terry Address .... Mr. D. R. Patterson Announcements - Dorothy MeBee Supt., Education. Piano Solo.Dorothy Hanes Round Table Discussion — C. H Cnrruth. PARTY DEFICIT TO BE WIPED OUT The Democratic National Com mittee is completing plans for wiping out its 1936 Presidential Campaign deficit with a series of i nation-wide Victory Dinners, ac | cording to a joint statement giv en out this week by chairman James A. Farley and W. Gorbes Morgan. Treasurer. The plan as outlined is similar to that followed last January ! when the Jackson Day Dinners raised $350,000 with which the eight-year old party deficit re maining from the 1928 campaign was wiped out. At that time near 1 n AA/\ 1 ' . __ _A1Y1 1 I \ Ml l I I ■ I I ■ ' »»» ‘ V •*'*'-* i every State in the Union as well as in Hawaii, Porto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In their joint statement, chair man Parley and Mr. Morgan an nounced that March 4th, the fourth anniversary of Franklin. H. Roosevelt’s inauguration asj President of the United StateSj had been decided on as the date, for the dinners. “We feel’’, said <hc statement “just as we felt last January, that this is the most democratic 1 method of raising party funds. In this wa\ every member of j the most democratic method of oartv. by attending one of the dinners. has an oppertunity to contribute Ids or lmr share to the • ■ -hr ra her than that a few should bear atho whole jhmnt of i .’’ As • . tb« e•> ins+ year, ar rangement are being made for the Prmm'ent to attend ‘he \nnr i her 1 dinner at the Mayflow er Hotel in Washington, from ; where he will address all the ■'other dinners throughout the (Continued on Pa^e Four St. Louis Attorneys Approve Bond Issue BONDING LAWYERS GIVE OPINION Charles and Trauernicht, St., Louis, nationally known bonding attorneys, have reported to the city attorney, William A. Bacon that the bonds which were valid ated by the Chancellor’s decree is res adiudicata. or forever con* stitutional in the interpretation of constitutional law. Tt is customary to get the opin ion of nationally recognized at torneys on questions of this kind. Mr. Bacon. State Attorney GeYi eral Greek Rice and Forrest B. Jackson, attorney for the Indus trial Commission made a trip to St. Louis last week-end on behalf of the bond question. Farm Debt Group Held Meeting W. L. Jordan, chairman of the Holmes county farm debt adjust ment committee, announced to 3ay that a regular meeting of the committee was held at the county agent’s office in Lexington at 3 P. M. Monday February 8. The committee functions as a conciliatory body to assist wort hy, debt-burdened farmers in working out new agreements with their creditors to avoid fore closure or bankruptcy. There is no charge for its services. By applying sound and impart ial business reasoning, the com mittee is often successful in sol ving difficult farm debt problems thus eliminating the expense and dy*y of liquidation and improv ing the status of both debtor and creditor. The committee is composed of citizens appointed by the gover nor and serves without pay ex cept for “out of pocket” expend es The iwork is coordinated by the Farm Debt Adjustment Unit of the Resettlement ARdministra tion. Further information concering the services of the committee may be secured by contracting the chairman, the extension agent or the RA rehabilitation super visor. SCHOOL TRUSTEES HOLD MEETING At a regular meeting of the Agricultural High School and Junior College Board of Trustees which met in President McDan iel’s office there were present W R. Ellis. C. G. Campbell. J. T. Skelton, B. W. Humphrey, and Doro hv McBee. secretary. A re port was given by the secretary ■ind treasurer which showed the college is in better condition fi nanciallv than it was last year. President McDaniel was re elected by the Board for thrfe more years. The Board expressed their ap preciation for the development of the Agricultural High School and Junior College under President McDaniel’s direction. The Board and Mrs. C. G. Campbell were invited in the din ing room to a delightful dinner After dinner they went to the interesting basketball games be tween Moorehead Junior College and Holmes Junior ( ollese. 4-H CLUB MEMBERS TO HAVE Gf>NTEST Cash t> izns of *7.00 to *~5.00 will ho award >d 800 lw-s; and .. iris To*»kin<r the best records ill the 1007 National 1 11 Farm v conn hr; Contest, announces tlv National Committee on Hoy and Ci>‘ls Club WTorh. Ciyo other contestants whose record books score highest vd1 receive merchandise orizes valu ed at *100 to *700 W hirers of the 807 prizes which total *8700 00. ”di o sei ected hv state p»’d federal OT (Continued on Pn^c Four) J. Ab Armstrong Dies In West SERVICES HELD ON TUESDAY J. Ab Armstrong, West, died Sunday, February 7, at the fam ily home in West after an illness of several tweeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday at ten o’clock from the Union Cemetery with the Lee Undertaking Company in charge. Mr. Armstrong had been a res ident of this County for many years and has a host of friends to mourn his passing. District Ranger Cites Forest Book W. A. KNIGHT REPORTS ON NEW DATA The 1936 Edition of the Forest ry Primer published by the A~ merican Tree Association and distributed by the President, Charles Lanthrop Pacq, among the Country’s Schools and Col leges, is said to be masterpiece of compressed and timely truth. If the facts it presents were duly appreciated by the public, our economic future 'would be far less problematical, according to W. A. Knight, district ranger of the Forest Service. The Forestry Primer sets forth the fact that in the course of a year nearly forty two million acres of our woodlands are swept by fire and rich soil washed away by rains. Far sighted Lumbermen and practical conservationists remind us of the great need of prevent ing woodland fires and of re foresting barren lands. This year marks the sixty-first anniversary of forestry as a function of the Federal Govern ment. This year marks the Eleventh Anniversary of Mississippi forest service and seventeen of the eighty two counties are cooper ating with the Forest Service to control woodland fires. Holmes Coust.y has one CCC Camp Soil Erosion and one Park The Soil Erosion camp is doing a great deal for the county by terracing and planting trees, last season they planted 300,000 seed ling on 8 different properties'. This year their program calls for 600,000 on about 40 different properties and it is very import ant that woodland fires are con trolled to avoid destroying the seedlings lhat have been planted at considerable expense. Timber resources will always be the chief consideration of for est planting, but saving is an as peit of the program which is re ceiving increasing attention as an important part of a well rounded plan. -_ I Circle one of the Methodist Mis sionary Society will sell home made candy at the picture show Friday night. ■ 4 ( ^ES DEXSION SAYS THAT NOW HIS WIFE CAN READ HIM LIKE A BOOK, HE'S 60NNA TURN OVER A NEW LEAF. I -—- i 300 Refugees To Arrive Here Soon DURANT AND LEXINGTON CARE FOR 150 EACH CCC Camps at Durant and Lex ington have received instructions that they 'will get 150 refugees pach within the next few days. It is not known where these refu gees will come from probably from Memphis or nearby vicinity. H. E. Marr. Camp Beauregard, La., commanding officer of Dis trict E. CCC, was in this County and gave instructions Wednes day. Commander Marr commended the DuranF and Lexington offi cials and officers at the Camps for the plans they have made to care for the refugees, saying that they were among the best organ ized in the entire territory. The Durant organization for flood relief has instructed the Red Cross that thev can. if nec essary, care for an additional 100 refugees. these to be colored. They have already prepared for 150 white people. At both of the camps educa tional and recreational building have been turned into Red Cross headquarters and men have va cated several of the barracks and doubled up to provide room for the people when they get here. The Peeler Lumber Company and Osier Lumber Company, Kos ciusko. each donated 2.000 feet of lumber which is being used to errect partitions in the barracks for individual housing units. The women and children will be housed in one building and the men in another. Lieut. Nugent Hill is command ing officer of the Durant Camp and Lieut .Harold ' Oourgucs is in charge at Lexingtdn. NEW BOOKS AT HOLMES COUNTY LIBRARY DtfRANT JUVENILE Adventures of Lappv Cushion Tail .Bosa St.era Silver Wings . Hill Paul Buvan Swings His Ax. Cormick Dell. Romping Through Physics ..Gail FICTION Buckboard Days.... Sophie Poe The Murder of Sir Edward God frey . John Carr Bevond Sing the Woods . Gulbraassen. Yang and Yin .Hobart The Rolling Years . .Agnes Turn bull. Marriage is Possible - Widdcmer A Dream Came True .. Wynne The Law of the McLaughlins .. Wilson NON-FICTION An Anthology of World Poetry . Mark Van Doren Folksongs of Mississippi . Anti*™* TTnrl<jnn American Painting . Tsham The Secret of Achievement . Walter Pitkin Queen Victoria . Strachy The Nazi Pietntorhip . . Schuman Birds of America. BAPTIST DENOMINATION DECREASES INDEBTEDNESS The Mississippi Baptist Con tention has paid $115,000 on the principal of its indebtedness since January 1, 1933. The Convention jelebrated its centennial anniver sary in November. The bonded ndebtedness of the Convention is a little less than $500.dOO. Tt s the opinion of Mississippi Bap ists that all their obligations hould be met without interfer ng with the general mission pro' »ram. The idea of getting 5,000 iv1;. iduals to join in paying one lollar per mon h was suggested ast year. At present more than ‘.POD lave mined in this move' nent. The Holmes County \sso at;on has 65 memberships. Rev. ’. Z. Holland, newly elected Pro notional Secretary, is now secur - ■ ri'-men of the Five Thous and Club in each of the 1,500 laptist Churches in the State.