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THE DURANT NEWS
Mississippi’s Leading Weekly _ VOLUME NO 58 DURANT, HOLMES COUNTY MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1937 _NUMBER 32 ICCTi ——-” ‘ “ ' i c KNOCK KNOCK By Hazel Brannon k We're glad to know so many people agree with us on the park ing -in- the- middle- of- the-street question. • • • One man said: You were kinda stepping on us out-of-town shop pers last week, weren’t you? We said: Why you don’t mean that YOU are an out of town shop per? He said: “Well, I am when I can’t find a single thing 1 want in Durant. I looked all over town this week for a pair of baby’ s shoes a n d could find only two pair in town.” How about THAT, Mr. Mer chant? • • • "We looked for five minutes on this typewriter trying to find the question mark. We knew it had one somewhere because it certain ly doesn’t know all the answers. • • • Next year we’re going to raise us some hogs so *we can have all the country sausage and ham we want... .like that the W. J. Dodds have out on their fine country place at Centerville. • • » Well, we A R E going to have some more tennis courts here in Durant. Certain parties have gone to work and real progress will be reported next 'week. Several peo ple have come forward with offers of the use of their property. For that We are grateful. • • e I We wonder what it’d take to get Ed Howell excited f Going in to Yam drag store yesterday morn-’ ing To get a better view of the fire behind his place we found * him calmly jerking soda in front while the smoke came rolling in at the back. e # e Some people think it’s a sin to laugh. At least you’d think so judging the number of times they do. • • • A small town is a place where most of the people do not have enough business of their own to tend to and have to spend the majority of their time tending to other folk’s affairs. • • • Moving along with the world is very good advice. Bui it does n’t make any difference to the world. It d just as soon move on without you.and leave you standing still. • • • Ad appearing in a daily news paper: "Wanted: A young wo man of pleasing personality who does not chew gum to work in a law office.” We wonder how long it’ll take the chewing gum manufacturers to sell Emily Post. • • • Mississippi editors have been quite busy the past week decid ing w'hether or not the Supreme Court should be packed. • • • It is seldom wise to tell all one knows. It is always well, however, to know all one tells. • • • Perhaps the strikers can think better sitting down. At least they’ re more comfortable. • • • Columnist: One who is too lazy to peddle his gossip from house to house so he publishes it in a newspaper. • * • If some of you merchants don’t start advertising pretty soon you’ll be wondering why the tail or put pockets in your pants. Goodman -Sunllower Win Tournamani By—William Cathey Taking an early lead and hold ing the upper hand throughout, the Goodman sextet displayed true championship form to win the state diadem from the defend ing Decatur lassies by a score of 36 to 30. The victory was sweet revenge for Holmes, as the losers had tri umphed in four regular season clashes, twice by only one point margins. The locals were primed for the important scrap, however, and took the floor a confident and inspired team. It was the sensational goal shooting of Bunn Hope, elongated forward, who tallied 25 points by using her height and finger tips in lult'nni't trn BUnr tllO lloInloSK Decatur guards that was a big factor in the win, but Mabel Rob erts contributed some excellent floor work which also figured prominently m the triumph. Both forwards displayed some unbeat able fight under the basket. On the other hand, Reba Echols and Pauline Bailey handled their guard positions very effectively, spreading a tight defense over Decatur’s supposedly high scor ing forwards, Dunham and John son, each of whom registered 15 markers. The losers recorded only one point in the initial quarter to trail 10 to 1. Each outfit counted 13 markers in the second period to give Good man a 23 to 14 lead at the half. Holmes increased her margin to 11 points at the beginning of the third chapter to lead 30 to 19, but the East Central girls came back strong at the beginning of the final can to tally seven points and trail 30 2fi However, trend ball-hawking by the locals with only several minutes left and their 11 poiaU-.fdvantage were too much to overcome. Had not Johnson sank several goals from long angles, the vic tory margin for the winners would have been much greater. Ruth Echols and Watson in center for Goodman cavorted in fine fashion on the floor, passing fast and accurately. Much credit is due Poach Frank Branch for his gradual develop ment of the squad from one which had only an in and out season to one which reached the topmost pinnacle of success by its specta (Continued on page six ~ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH W. R. Haynie, Pastor Sunday School 9 :45 W. H. Counts Supt. B. T. U. 6:15 Mrs. W. R. Ilaynie, Director Morning Worship 10:50 Evening Worship 7 :30, A special offering will be taken for the churehes in the flood sec tions. The young people will have charge of the mid week services Wednesday night Sunday School workers council Wednesday night Deacons meeting Friday night 7:30. METHODIST CHURCH Our Church has been reorgan ized somewhat and we appeal to all the Methodist people in town to attend next Sunday morning at 9 :45, C. H. Carruth superintend ent, Preaching services at 11 o' clock, Sermon by the pastor, Good program of music, Sacrament of the Lord’s supper. Evening preaching service at 5 o’ clock, Epworth League will meet at 6 : 45, Miss Mary Franklin Moore is the new president. The circles of the missionary so ciety will meet Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Prayer service Wednesday even , mg at 7 o’clock. Cordial invitation to the entire 'community to worship with us. E. S. Lewis, Pastor. Strand Theatre Opens March 15 ALEXANDER OPENS NEW PICTURE CONCERN March 15, is the date set for the opening of the Strand Theatre, motion picture concern, according to J. <*. Alexander, owner of the new enterprise. The Strand will use only first run pictures, according to Mr. Alexander, and admission price will be 11 and 20 cents. Matinees will be given on Mondays, Wed nesdays and Saturdays. The Strand is located on Front Street next door to the Mansfield Auto Company. The building is now being completely remodeled. The interior will be done in soft shades of grey with beautifully shaded lights. The hooking agency for the Strand is located in Memphis and Paramount, Columbia, Republic and Universal pictures will be shown. The opening feature will be Gladys George in “Valiant is the Word For Carrie.” A Para mount newsreel and a Popeye short will also be shown. Mr. Alexander has already moved his Wife and family here from Monterey, Tennessee, where he sold big last theatre to come to Durant. New Advertising Firm Organized STATE’S FIRST COMPLETE AQENOY LAUNCHED — George W. Godwin of Jackson well known Mississippi advertis ing man, has announced the orga nisation oI Dixie Advertisers, Inc. with offices at 210 Lampion Bldg. Jackson. This is the state’s first completely equipped and staffed advertising agency and is, accord ing to Mr. Godwin, “in answer to a ucumiiQ iu uauKsuii ana missuss ippi for a complete advertising agency, equipped to serve clients in all phases of advertising from the writing of copy for a single advertisement to the building of complete sales and merchandising program.” Mr. Godwin, who is also editor of The Terry Headlight, Terry Mississippi, has long been associ ated with the newspaper and ad vertising profession and as gen eral manager of Dixie Advertisers bring his experience and knowl edge of Mississippi products and markets to clients using this firm. The staff of this new organization will also include experienced ad vertising and copy men as well as an artist of ability. FARMERS URGED TO CHECK “CERTIFIED” SEED Complaints have been received at The State Plant Board office during the past few days that I i 1 OO I AI>l< I It On *>i a n a nt a rw K.T <aai aa ! I • *•* wv>uv> V* AUlUMtUUI' ppi are selling uncertified seed Irish potatoes as “certified” seed This is a violation of the Plant Board regulations which prohibit the use of the term “certified” except on state-certified seed. Buyers are urged to look for the state certificate tags on the bags, and if in doubt whether potatoes are certified to write to the state plant board at State College des cribing the tags. Certified seed has given higher yields than com mon seed in a number of tests conducted by the Experiment Station and Plant Board. O. C. MILLER TO EDIT McCOMB PAPER Friends of O. C. Miller, former editor of the Durant News, will be interested to learn that he is now connected with the McComb Daily Journal, owned by Colonel j H. Rey Bonney. Mr. Miller will ! hold the position of city editor. All State Cagers Named By Group; FIVE HOLMES PLAYERS MERIT AWARD At the conclusion of the annual junior college basketball tourna ment here, coaches of representa tive teams, refree Harold Davis, umpire Sheriff Knight and sports writer, William Cathey, selected the following all state boys’ and girls’ teams with the various pos itions being decided by balloting: FIRST BOYS’ TEAM Prather, Moorehead, forward R. Moore, Goodman, forward Day, Goodman, center Ricks, Moorehead, guard McCarley, Scooba, guard SECOND BOYS’ TEAM Ricks, Moorhead, forward Herran, Raymond, forward McKinnon, Moorhead, center Busby, Goodman, guard Stone, Moorhead, guard Honorable mention: rorwarus: McKinnon, Moorhead, A. Moore, Goodman, forward and center, Harrison, Wesson, Vincent, Deca tur; P. Shows, Ellisville, Ward, AVesson. Centers—R. Moore, Goodman, O. Shows, Ellisville, Ward, AVes son. Guards—Herrington, Deca tur, Eubanks, Ellisville, and Mc Kav, Raymond. FIRST GIRLS’ TEAM Willoughby, Summit, forward Dunham, Decatur, Harris, Wes son, tie. Watfcon, Goodman, center Butler, Summit, center Rebft Echols, Goodman, guard Bailey, Goodman, Fleming, Deca tur, Blackwell, Wesson, guards, tie. SECOND GIRLS’ TEAM Johnson, Decatur, forward Roberts, Goodman, forward Adams, Decatur, center Brewer, Decatur, center Pace, Wesson, guard Culberson, Dtcatur, guard Honorable mention: Forwards Hope, Goodman, Centers—Rutr Echols, Goodman, E. Miller, Sco oba, Bush, Ellisville and R. Will oughby, Summit. Guards—Goings, Summit, Har dv. Scooba and Richardson. Rav mond. In winning a berth on the first all-state team, Reba Echols, guard was a unamious selection, while Maxwell Day, all-state center on the first boys’ squad, nosed out McKinnon of Moorehead by the margin of one vote. Ricks, only candidate to land a place on both selections, received a total of 10 votes at guard on the first team and 14 for forward on the second team. HOLMES FARMERS TO SHIP HOGS County Agent, T. M. Williams, in cooperation with the farmers of Holmes County plans a cooper ative shipment of hogs from Lex ington on April 3. Anyone having hogs that they would like to ship are requested to list their hogs with the County Agent by March 27 in order that they may be in cluded in this shipment. Mrs. H. S. McMurphy, San An tona, Texas, is visiting her paren ts, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hewitt. weu VUX>K4U« all over ms SOME PTEHER j WST&X IUTO j A FGCtLOF TBOUEtr BttAffE or yaMcniiua m Hrt wr. . c -. Md Heart Attack Is Fatal To Arnold L. C. SECTION FOREMAN PASSES SUDDENLY J. H. Arnold, 56, Goodman drop ped dead Saturday morning at nine o’clock in Donald’s Store at Goodman. Mr. Arnold suffered a sudden heart attack. Dr. J. W. Allen was summoned but he had already succumbed. He was a member of the Meth odist Church, a Mason, and 'was widely known throughout Holmes County as a section foreman of the Illinois Central. Funeral services were held at Providence Church located in the edge of Montgomery and Carroll counties Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Southern Undertak ing Association was in charge. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. \V. C. Th'weatt, with whom he made his home; and two sons, Max and Carl Arnold, West. Meets March 8 FARM DEBT GROUP TO HOLD MEETING W. L. Jordan, chairman of the Holmes county Farm Debt Adjust ment committee, announced today that a regular meeting of the com mittee will be held at the county agents’ office in Lexington at 3 p. m. Monday, March 8. The committee functions as a conciliatory body to assist worthy debt-burdened farmers in working but new agreements with their creditors to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy. There is no charge for its services. By applying sound and impar tial business reasoning, t|pe com mittee is often sucessful id solving difficult farm debt problems, thus eliminating the expense and de lay of liquidation and improving the status of both debtor and cre ditor. The committee is composed of citizens appointed by the gover iivi imu ovi ? vo »» u/iivut for “out of pocket” expenses. The work coordinated by the Farm Debt Ajustment Unit of the Resettlement Administration. Further information concern ing the services of the committee may be secured by contacting the chairman, the extension agent or the RA rehabilitation supervisor. MILDRED HUTCHINSON WITH HEALTH DEPT. Miss Mildred Hutchinson, Sal lis, is now connected with the Holmes County Health Depart ment, which brings to four the number of nurses employed by the County. Mis? Hutchin on received her training at the Genearl Hospital .. .. * , in JMiempnis ana 'was u»r « Bonnected with the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She took a Bourse in Public Health Nursing with the City Health Department in Memphis which is given only to two nurses out of each hospi tal who ranked highest in their Bourses. DR. W. L. CHAMBERS . LOCATED AT PICKENS Dr. Wallace L. Chambers, for mer physician of the Durant and Lexington CCC Camps, has mov ed to Pickens to reside and will engaged in private practice. Dr. Chambers comes directly from Abbeville, Ala., where he was connected with the State De partment of Health. He resigned his place with the CCC Camps here to go to Alabama. He received his medical train ing at the University of Tenn., and interned at Station Hospital, Barksdale Field, La. His wife and small son will join Dr. Chambers in a few days. Soil Conservation Program Underway — $30,000 CHECKS MAILED TO HOLMES FARMERS _ Over five hundred checks amo unting to $30,000 have already been mailed out to Holmes county farmers on the 1937 Soil Conser vation program of the state and federal governments, according to an announcement of County Agent T. M. Williams, today. There will b eover six thousand checks mailed out on the 1937 pro gram, Mr. Williams said. Over 14 90 work sheets have been filed for the new program. The Holmes County agricultur al program for 1937 will empha size livestock, soil improvement and dairying. Farmers are being encouraged to plant more corn, soy beans, legumes and provide pastures. COMMITTEEMEN ELECTED A committee composed of Claud Wilkes, Mat Taylor and Sam Sid don were unanimously elected to serve as the Soil Conservation committee for the Durant and Bowling Green communities for 1937 in a meeting at the City Hall Tuesday morning. Mr. Wilkes act ed as chairman in the absence of County Agent T. M. Williams. About twenty-five leading far mers in this district attended tho meeting. Meeting Were held in various communities throughout the county for the purpose of elect ing committeemen to serve on the Soil Conservation committees in 1937. Members of each committee will elect a chairman who will serve on the County Board of Directors Three members on this board will elect a County Committee, of three and one alternate. *fs' The Committeemen elected were West, Emory, Edsville: Luther Browning, L. H. Cade, Sr., Mar ion McLellan and Harvey Brister; Tehula, Cruger: It L.- Nichols-, E. L. Hines, J. T. Thomas, JV. and W. L. Parker. Thornton: T. F. Clark, E, I. Lyon, R. L. Wallace and R. C. Calhoun: North Lexington; Joe Moore, W. E. Grantham, E. H. I Fowler and George Auburtin; I PiplrPBfl Piolilond . T |E. Chisolm, J. R. Killebrew, E. J. iThweatt and W. J. Waits. I South Lexington: W. L. Jordan |W. S. Shipp, T. A. Barrentine and (W. V. Frost; Howard: R. T. Kim brough, J. A. Hearn, H. L. Brock and P. A. Jones. Acona: C. L. Downer, J. C. Minvard, Halley Terry and J. A. Cade; Coxburg, Ebenezer: J. W. Akin, J. R. Harthcock, K. D. Hen ry and D. W. Humphrey. LEXINGTON CHURCH HOST TO DISTRICT SESSION Dr. A. F. Haynes and his church will be hosts to the Lexington District Missionary Institute meeting Monday, commencing at 10 a. m. The program theme twill be “Making the Church Missionary Minded.” Speakers will be Dr. H. P. Meyers of Nashville; Dr. F. H. Peeples of Covington; Rev. W. F. Maxedon of Memphis; Dr. A. F. Haynes of Lexington, and the Rev. J. C. Gilbert of Michie. Pre • a* ni i __a_ ••« ruuiug rjiucr v. u. vioj' iuu t?iu have charge of the meeting. H. L. HERRINGTON ELECTED TO BOARD H. L. Herrington, prominent druggist, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Durant High School, at the meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday evening. He will serve a five year term. j Other members of the Board I are Marcus Cove, W. C. Martin, Mrs. M. T. Williams and Hilliard Odom. The Pickens high school band will present a concert at the local high school auditorium Friday March 5th at 7:30. The entire public is invited to attend free Let’s give them a large ^welcome.