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THE DURANT NEWS
WAZEL BRANNON_’____.__PUBLISHER ESTABLISHED IN 1878 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY totered as second class matter at the Post Office at Durant, Mississippi, under the act of March 3.1879 Subscription Rates Anywhere in Holmes County—2.00. Outside Holmes County—2.60. American Aid The mere suggestion of a 25 per cent cut in the European Recovery Programme must have come aH a shock to many a good European yesterday morning. It does not follow, of course, that the recommendations of the House of Representatives Ap propriations Committee will be finally approved by Congress. The powerful triumvirate of President Truman, Mr. George Mar shall and Mr. Paul Hoofman are bringing the strongest pressure to bear to make certain that the original provisions for European rehabilitation are not curtailed. But the thoughtful European would do well to ponder on the motives behind this unexpected blOW to his hones of seeinor ft self-snnnortinor ernnnmv on the Pnn. tinent by 1952. Strip the problem to its elementals. The United States - or more precisely, the taxpayer of the United States - are giv ing to Europe a vast sum of money-more than anybody has ever be fore given away in history. We know that this action is not en tirely an altruistic gesture of charity or compassion. The ad ministration has fought for many long months to convince the American man-in-the-street that aid to Europe is the most vital weapon in the fight against Communism. One of E.R.P.’s prime functions is to bolster the sagging front-line of democracy against the Marxian offensive and to safe-guard the American way of life. But knowing all this we still believe that there is, by and large, a distressing lack of gratitude on the part of the European man-in-the-street. Far too few realize that the clerk, the mechanic, the business-man in America - our old friend John Doe, in fact-putting his hand deeply into his own pocket and handing over his own hard-earned dollars to help Europe’s clerk, mechanic and business-man - John Citizen - to survive and preserve his way of life, too. And John Doe - 3,000 miles away from bedevilled Europe - in not unnaturally angered when John Citizen hardly deigns to express a word of gratitude. Gratitude, is no good if it consists only of the official words of a Government executive. It must come because a hard-working man in this Continent realizes what personal sacrifices a hard-working man on the other side of the Atlantic is making to help him. Europe is now working hard, but it still bungles the way it uses America’s bountiful gifts. The examples in Britain, on which we have dwelt so frequently in this column, are too nume rous to mention. Money has been frittered away by incomplete purse-holders. In some European countries it has been wasted by negligence on the part of governments which have been allowed badly needed supplies to be diverted all too easily to the black mar ket. * The fact that Europe is working hard is a good sign. Re construction goes on space; rebuilding is in full swing. Now what is needed is more careful management of funds, and a little more appreciation of the Fairy Godfather, • This would allay the two main suspicions that exist in in fluential American circles: The suspicion that when America gives a European country money or goods, these goods are not used to the best advantage and the suspicion - only too true - that many Europeans cynically regard these large allotments of goods as their right from the richest and most powerful nation in the world. _Daily Mail (June 5, Paris) « Miss May Jenkins recently re turned from a visit with her sister. Willie Jenkins who is now Mrs Luther Holcomb wife of a former Baptist minister of Durant, now cl Nashville, Tennessee. While there, she and Mrs. Holcomb ran across a column from an old Durant News which will be of interest to many of its readers. This column is headed "Yester days” by Buck. Well the scribe was Markham Howard now of Acker man, who is still a subscriber to the Durant News. He shc'uld get quite a kick out of reading one of his ‘yesterdays' which is a very appro priate title. While looking o’er the new highway I passed an old beech log. There was nothing left but just a trunk sunk down in swampy bog. JS= - ► I 1 started once to pass it by, but I something said to me. To stop and look at that which once had been a fine old tree. And then I saw an old cut placed deep down in the wood. Time had tried to heal it through the years that it had stood. Someone had carved initials through the bark of this old tree. “G. H.” and very dim “G- R.,” then “93.” I tried my best to dope it out, just who these two could be That carved these letters long ago upon this old Beech tree. 1 went back o’er the years again and gave it up to go— And then it came to me, Geo- Hil liard," then Gus Rouselot.” B. J. Marshall is a dentist in Marks, Miss. Joe Campbell has a picture show in Miami, Florida Bax ter Sanders is a conductor on the Rock Island railroad. Chas- Box is farming at Midnight. Wiley Stevens is conductor on the Rock Island at Haleyville, Oklahoma. Chas Gar rett is practicing law at Columbus. W. G. Groogan is in the plumbing business, San Raphel, California. Sim Sproles is preaching at Gills WHY? Do We Eat More Hen Eggs Than Duck Eggs? Because When A Hen Lays An Egg She Cackles Because She Knows She Has A Good Product. She Tells The World About It, Using The Only Means She Has To Advertise. You Too Can Cash In On The Profits By Advertising Your Merchandise Weekly In The . THE DURANT NEWS r Mobile X-ray Unit In Lexington Next Week This x-ray Unit will return to Holmes County, Monday, June 21.1 to complete a survey of the county begun here last fall. This unit has up-to-date equipment and is as ac curate for finding cases as machines I that take larger pictures- It will make up to 100 x-ray films an hour. Mrs Frank Washbourne of Cran ford, New Jersey, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilburn and family. /--""rVV ~-:-—N Sell SNOW BALLS Big Profit - Small Cost Get in on the big money, season just ahead. Start for as little as $6.00 for ice scraper, cups and flavoring. Write for details. (Agents wanted for our full line). Stuchbery Mfg. Co. 1417 Mkt. St. Chattanooga, Tenn. V UPHOLSTERY Let Us Give You An Estimate On Your Upholstery And Refinishing Work. We Have Nice Lines Of Any Materia] You May Want. All Work Guaranteed LAY EASE MATTRESS CO. Pick-up and Delivery Each Week Local Phone 116 Durant 77 burg, Miss. Tom Davis is auditor for the Ford plant, Chester Pa. Mrs. Wilson (Saline Gresham) is living in Little Rock Mrs. James Barrett (Mignon McLellan) is living in Oak land, California. Mrs. Eugene Colu quitt (Annie Lee Hewitt) is living in El Paso. J. T. Quinley is dispatch er for the Columbus and Greenville railroad at Columbus. Woodward Leech is auditor for Goodyear, Buf falo, New York. Tab Hill was very much upset over not being able to keep his date with Miss Maggie Rivers, as Owens was too far to walk and Joe Watson had taken the wheel off of his rail road velosipede. Due to the marksmanship of Geo. Beall, Jr., Grundy Harris and Gal ley Drane with a sling shot, the chickens belonging to Mrs. Weems Nicholson would go to roost just as the last bell at the school house would ring. Jesse Swinney says that to prove that words can hurt, just let Guy McLellan hit you once with that dictionary. Joel Wherry introduced the word “exit” to several customers in Van Noy’s when Chas. Hocker showed him his new pistol. Joe Boyett says that he always plants plenty of sweet potatoes and okra —■ the potatoes as a filler and the okra as a chaser. Miss Willie Jenkins has a new set of curls. She would have gotten them sooner but was afraid the style might change between here and the mail order house. Miss J. B. Talbert had her picture taken in her new bathing suit. She didn’t want to get it wet so she moved the pan of water from under the chicken coop that she was standing on. Miss Catnenne Beall and Mr. Nor ton Meek have been selected to lead the grand march at the Castalian ball. Miss Georgia Perkins and Miss Louise Dongues have made so many hats this fall trimmed in Golden Rod and wheat straw that every time John*Racine sees one he has a re lapse of Hay fever. Gaston Guess got several of the boys to go serenading, we sung up all our songs at Miss Lelia Wherry’s house and had to come back to town. More Recent Yesterdays: There have been many changes since the article was written and I will endeavor to tell you where some of these people live and a little something about each one. Miss Maggie Rivers now lives in Tchula. George Beall, Jr., is a citizen of Lexington Galley Drnne is still in Durant, it has been said; and I quote that native Mississip pians never get very far from the land of their nativity but there must have been some mistake for some of these have gone a long way and have not come back. Jesse Swinney now makes his home in Hazelhurst, Joel Wherry is a planter (never married) and lives in Bolivar county just north of Rosedale, Joe Boyett of Durant, Miss J. B. Tal bert is now married to L. P. Jones and lives in Memphis- Miss Cathe i ' P-'all is now Mrs Charlie Moore and is a resident of Biloxi, Miss Georgia Perkins is now Mrs. Pink ney King and they make their home in laurel. Miss Lelia Wherry, widow of the late Gaston Guess, resides in Lexington. Miss Joe Campbell is the wife of a prominent attorney of Bristol, Virginia. Wiley Stevens still live in Oklahoma. Tom Davis is married to Fannie C. Crawford and they are still in Chester, Pa.or near. Mrs. Harold Wilson, the former Saline Gresham, is located at Ar lington, Va. Mrs. James Barrett (Mig non McLellan) still makes her home in California, and Mrs. Eugene Col quitt, the former Anne Lee Hewitt, still lives in El Paso. McLellan’s store was flooded Tues day when part of thew roofing was blown away during the cyclone. A quantity of merchandise was damaged, so Mrs. Myrtle Abernathy said, and the clerks had to put on galoshes to wade in the water while they were trying to get it from the building . . . Willard Sheehy, a farmer from Bowling Green was seen in passing the street Friday . . . Mr. R. L. Cooper was at the % bank attending to some business. That was the first time the writer had seen him in many moons . . . J. B. Harrison with Mississippi Power and Light Company out of Jackson was hobnobbing with fri ends . . . J. P. Moore said he got behind with his work 60 years ago and has not caught up since. He also said he was not very old 60 years .ago but he thinks his mother had him bringing in stove wood • • ■ • Saw Eph Cresswell out in front of the bank with his foot prop ped up on the loafers’ bench . . . Stopped and chatted with J. T. Nee ly who was ambling down the street • . . J. E. Ham was conversing with the manager of Neal Furniture Com pany . . . Hub Brooks and Carl Crider were also seen . . Gossipped with Miss May Jenkins during lun ch at Tommie's. While sitting there saw Mrs. Ed Ri*h, Durant. Mrs. Hal Gilliam, Mrs. Willie Sample, Jack Reid all of Lexington, Mr. Clark the Lay Ease Mattress man from Can ton. Jessie Lewis, Durant and lots of strangers . . . There were about twenty-five black and white patrol cars so I was told entransit, running red lights and passing up the town in a hurry, while we were dining • • . Ran into Mrs W. S. Ricks at the Frozen Food locker and had a chat with her before taking off for Lex ington again. CRUGER MAN HIT AND ROBBED James Mathews, Cruger resident, has reported that he was hit over the head and robbed of $54 early Saturday morning by two unknown men. County officials were prevent ed investigating since the scene of the crime was in Holmes county. Organ Recital To Be Given An organ recital will be given Sunday evening at 7:30 p. m. in the Durant Baptist church by Miss Edith McDaniel, Lexington girl’ who has just returned from New York City, where she had served as or ganist at Hotel Regis for some time. Hubert Hanna of Jackson, member of the Coca-Cola Male chorus, will assist Mhss McDaniel. The public is invited. Use The Classifieds —It Pays Ja — " - i — DR. SIDNEY J. 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