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THE DURANT NEWS
91«t YEAR NUMBER 49 DURANT, MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY* AUGUST 18, 1949 = ^ u ^ riear" THROUGH By Masai Brannon A new weekly newspaper starts publication in Yazoo City next week. Its owners were in the office today and we asked what they were going to name it. On being told it would be known as The Democrat” we asked whether it would be pro-Truman deep freeze democratic. But we were assured it would be strictly a States’ Right Jeffersonian sheet in the warmest fashion. All of which reminds us that President Harry should get rid of General Harry immediately, if not sooner, and the public in gen eral and the South in particular is tired of the General and his antics . . . and of the President’s badly misplaced loyalty to him. Something else we’re awfully tired of is whether or not the States Righters are going to be read out of fhe Democratic party or not—my goodness, we’ve been out of the party for yea£ as any one knows who has observed the things the South has had cram med down our throats beginning with the Roosevelt dynasty. Mr. Truman is just now trying to put into action the Roosevelt dream, the things Roosevelt talked about for years and never did. Whether the States Rights De mocrats of Mississippi are invited or not by the National Democra tic committee when it meets to name a successor to Chairman McGrath is a matter of little mo ment to us. Our committeeman Rillv Qtmi/Tar an/T onmmiHonnm. man Mrs. Gautier, are the legally elected members of the national committee from Mississippi and as such are the only persons le gally qualified to be seated. An 82 per cent vote of th*' - ’e of this sovreign state of i elected them. At least the state i was sovreign before Truman. | If Mr. Snider and Mrs. Gautier aren’t seated by the National Committee then we have the spec tacle of a gang of machine poli ticians riding roughshod over the people of a state—the picture of them saying “Well, we’ll seat your members of the committee as long as you elect pro-Truman wen and women who will support cr*r candidate—hut if we don’t like who you elect then we just won’t seat them.” • Hitler’s Germany was no worse. The people were ridden over there just like TruMan’s peanut politi- ■ « cians are trying to do here. The J only difference is Hitler ran over the people in a grand manner— ‘ here TrumanV administration is ! so riddled with little men it leaks like a sieve. Nothing is too large , or too small for them to steal. The whole thing’s revolting. 1 Weekly Cotton Insect Report State College, August 18—Boll i, weevil injury continued at a high t level during the past week and ' farmers in several sections of Mis sissippi were reporting local dam- ' age from bollworms, according to the State Plant board. Lice were numerous in some fields but no general infestation has occurred. Reports on the boll weevil have been discontinued except from the Delta where 168 fields in 16 coun ties were all infested with an average of 62 per- cent. On this date last year only about half the Delta fields had weevils, with an average of 25 per cent. Early cotton was opening in nearly all parts of the state and ns far north as Clarksdale the first bale of the seacon was gin ned last week. Limited supplies of 3-5 or 3-5-40 were available in some counties. Clay Lyle, ento mologist of the Board, is urging the use of calcium arsenate to pro tect young bolls. Where supplies of 3-5 are also available he sug gests alternating with calcium ar senate, or reserving the 3-5 for a final application where 2 or more treatments with calcium arsenate are used. In fields with bollworm injury and lowr damage and w’here the 3-5 mixture is not available, dust ing with about 15 pounds of five per cent DDT per acre, or 10 to 12 pounds of 10 per cent DDT is suggested. Several complaints have been received of beetles about three-eights inch long, re sembling small June beetles, feed ing in bolls, but Dr. Lyle states that these are harmless scavenger beetles and feed only in bolls al ready damaged by bollworms or rot. Information about cotton insects and supplies of poison may be se cured from the State Plant Boai Bt State college. Miss Mamie B. Clark spent sev eral days in Greenville over the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Quit man Steed at Greenville Civil Service Seeks Conservation Helpers The Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Atlanta, Ga., an nounces examinations for proba tional appointment to positions of Conservation Aid for duty in the Soil Conservation Service in the Department of Agriculture, in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, paying entrance salaries of $2284 to $2724 a year. Most positions are in small com munities or rural areas. Appli cants to qualify must have had from one to two years of experi- j ence in soil conservation work such as contouring, terracing, strip cropping, gully control structures .sodding and planting trees. For complete information on positions available, experience required, and forms to file, refer to the Examination Announce- j ment, a copy of which may be | secured from the Commission’s: secretary at most first, second. ' and third class post offices in the above mentioned states; the U.! S. Civil Service Regional Office at Atlanta, Ga., New Orleans, La., Washington, D C., Cincin lati, Ohio, or the Executive Sec retary, Board of U. S. Civil Ser vice Examiners, Department of Agriculture, 511 Glenn Building, Atlanta 3, Ga., with whom ap plication forms must be filed. Services In Attala For Guy L. Self ' Services for Guy Leroy Self, 25, who was shot and killed while working at Georgetown, South Carolina, on August 6. were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at North Union church in Attala county. The Rev. C. E. Burden officiated with burial in North Union cemetery. Ho leaves two sisters, Mrs. Edna Fullilove of West, nnd Mrs. Bur nell Bingham of Vaiden; his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Self of Sunflower; four other sisters, Miss Annie Jean Self, Mrs. Carrie Easter Miller, and Mrs. Evelyn 3ullock, all of Sunflower; and Mrs. Pearl MitchelT of Memphis. Also three brothers, Walter J., Andrew J., and Harry Self, of > unflower. Agricultural Workers Drganize Pasture Improvement Club The Holmes County agricultural vorkers met Monday night, Aug ust 16th, under the leadership of i w R. Sullivan and organized the i lolmes County Pasture Improve- ; nent club. The purpose of this i dub IS to stimulate ... - V V improvement work in order to j balance the livestock and cropp- > ng system now carried bn in Holmes county. Each worker pre >ent agreed to help the producer I slan a good pasture program in- ; 'luding mineralizing, seeding and j jood management. Another meeting was scheduled tor Saturday morning, August 20. | rhe purpose of this meeting is to work otrt a pasture information sheet which will contain all the information necessary for a good pasture program. The club elected A. tJ. Carroll, president; O. A. Cleveland, vice president and John Holditch, secretary. Those present at the meeting were; A. P. Carroll, and J. R. j Goza, Soil Conservation service; I W. R. Sullivan, County agent; I Hayes T. Farish, assistant county agent; John Holditch. director of Lexington Agricultural Develop ment association; O. A. Cleve land, and R. W. Almond, voca- j tional agriculture teachers; John Davis. John Killebrew. and Frank | Gwin, Jr., Veteran instructors, i The following colored agricul- j tural workers were present: Ja cob McClain, Frank Benson, Al bert H. W. West, L. A. Williams ftnd P. B. Reynolds, all Veteran instructors. Durant Boy Listed Among Ole Miss Grads UNIVERSITY, Miss., August 18 —Th 1949 summer session grad uating class at the University of Mississippi numbers 339 candi dates for degrees, Dr. A. J. Law rence, registrar, announced today. Largest group of degree appli cants since the first Ole Miss sum mer courses were offered in 1893. the list includes J. D. Cooper, Jr., of Durant, candidate for a B B.A degree in finance. City Ordinance Grants To ICRR Permission To Construct Track An ordinance granting to the Il linois Central Railroad company the right and privilege to con struct a railroad spur tract over and along a portion of East Depot street in Durant and to maintain end use it for not less than 25 yeais is this week posted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen ot Durant. Heretofore, the railroad comp any had been unloading its ship ments of pulpwood on Madison street crossing, which was block ing tRe city drainage system, and was an eyesore. Second Polio Case Reported This Week The second polio victim for Holmes county for this year has been reported by the Health de partment. Marjorie Dean Ray, 15, of Ebenezer, was admitted to Vicksburg hospital August 4, with diagnosis of polio. The girl was taken iH in Jack son where she had been visiting for several weeks. The first case of polio reported in the county was that of a negro child, Marie Anderson, of the Mt. Olive community, who was refer red to the Vicksburg hospital on July 1. 12.000 Acre Game Refuge Approved For Aftala County Biologists of the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission have tentatively approved a large area in Attala county for establishing a game refuge. The area surveyed several miles north of Kosciusko consists of 12.000 acres and is said by the biologists to be well-suited for the purpose of establishing re fuge for deer and other wild game. ] Results of the survey have been 1 reported as most favorable and the Commission has advised the Attala County Hunting and Fish ing association that it is now ready to proceed with obtaining leases and working out detail. Recommendations for the de velopment include boundary post ing, restocking with deer, turkey, other wild game and fool plant ings. Preliminary work has been done through efforts of the At tala association, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Soil Conservation Service. Members of the Attala Hunting and Fishing association and others interested in this project will meet at the courthouse in Kos ciusko on Monday, August 22. aft 7 p.m., to assist representatives of the State Game and Fish Com mission in setting up the game Refuge. All lovers of outdoor sports are urged to attend the meeting and promote tfiis worthwhile project which will help conserve and propagate Central Mississippi’s fast diminishing supply of wild game. —Kosciusko StaT Herald.. Mrs. Mary Cotton Buried At Goodman Funeral services for Mrs. Mary S. Cotton, 79. of Louise, mother of J. S. Hughes of Tchula, and T. F. Hughes, Eden, who died August 16 at the home of her daughter, Mrs S. C. Carpenter in Louise, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. at Rtrickland-King Funeral chapel. Yazoo City, with burial in Goodman cemetery. Other surviving relatives are: two other sons, J. W. Hughes of Bentonia. and S. E. Hughes, of Berkley, California, and one other daughter, Mrs. J. N. Jones, of Louise: also two brothers, G. P. Hays, Canton, and Edward Hays, Jackson. REVIVAL SCHEDULED Revival services will begin as scheduled at Liberty Chapel Sun day, August 21. at 11 a.m. There will be services only in the even ing beginning at 7:45. The pastor will be in charge. The Rev. Wilson Ray, brother of the pastor, will be the speak er for the sendees at Coxbur|| which will begin August 28, with two sfervices daily. Mrs. Winifred Rucker and Joan Robertson were in Greenwood on business recently. 25 Years Of Satisfied Service Twenty-five years ago W. T. (Bill) Hand opened up a Ford business in West. His first sale at that time was made to Lloyd Cade, of West. During all the years past Mr. Cade has been one of Ihe Hand firm’s most val ued customers, buying all his transportation there. Above Mr. Hand is shown de livering the papers of ownership on the new Ford pickup in the ' background to Mr. Cade—the first such vehicle to be sold from the beautiful new building just completed by Mr. Hand in Du rant and at which place he is now doing business. His place at West, also continues in full op eration -—-1 Cotton Picking Season ! Begins In Holmes Co. August 15 was the beginning of the cotton picking season in Holmes county when hands on the Crawford Logan plantation near Tchula started work. Ac cording to Mr. Logan, a probable 10 or 15 bales would be gathered by the week’s end. Harold H. Thomas, manager of the Lexington Employment office servicing Holmes county, said the labor supply for this season’s cotton picking will be plentiful, but that hauling is not expected to start before August 29. There are more unemployed negroes this year than before, it was said. Earliest cotton in the county started opening about 10 days ago, according to reports. County Agent W. R. Sullivan predicts the crop in the Delta area to be about 25 per cent shorter than last year, and in the hill area about 70 per cent shorter than last year. R. S. Love of the Horseshoe Lake Gin company said a bale of last year’s cotton was ginned this week, in trying out the gin for the oncoming season. Total 112 Livebirths Recorded For July A total of 112 live births and 32 deaths were recorded by Hal A. Gilliam, registrar of births and deaths for Holmes county, during the month of July. Of the births, 93 were colored and 19 were white. Of the deaths. 25 were ■colored and seven were white. Three still births were report ed, all colored, and three non-re sident births, two white and one colored. One non-resident death, colored, was reported. Twenty births were in the hospital, 16 white and four colored, of the total 112 births. One colored death occurred m the hospital One white child died under one year of ace. In listing causes of death, the report shows: six died of heart disease, two while and four col ored; two of cancer, both color ed: two of pneumonia, both col ored; three of apoplexy, two white and one colored; one sui cide, white; two without services of physician, colored. Mr. and Mn. Deck Johnson spent Sunday in Natchez wel coming a new niece, Shirley Jean ette Patton, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Bob Patton. - i County Schools To Open September 5th 'White schools of the county will open Monday, September 5, according to L. R. Thompson, county superintendent of educa tion. A large number of new teachers will be starting their first work in the county. Repair is being done to several of the schools, including the addition of classrooms to Tchula negro school, and repair work to other negro schools. Colored schools will open October 17. School superintendents, as an nounced by Mr. Thompson, are: Goodman, J. G. Jacob; Pickens, Malcolm Shackelford, who trans fers from Madison to replace Supt. Mellard; Coxburg, C. B. Neal, replacing G. L. Roberts who will be superintendnt of Kilmich ael High school; Ebenezer, Miss Vertia Porter; West, P A. Atkin son of Webster county, replacing M. T. Smith; Tchula, W. R. Hud dleston; Cruger, H. C. Wallace. West school will have a faculty meting on Friday, September 2. Tchula school will hold a faculty meeting on Friday, September 2. with children reporting on the 6th. Centerville school has consoli dated with West. Brother Of Goodman Matron Dies Monday Burial services for James Bailey Tate. 45, former Jackson resident and an employee of the income tax division of the U. S. Internal Revenue department, brother of Mrs. J. C. Donald, Goodman, were held at Lexington Tuesday morning with the Rev. Dr. G. N. Price of Jackson of ficiating. Mr. Tate died at Greenwood Leflore hospital Moiyjlay morning after an illness of one week. Bu rial was in Odd Fellows cemetery, Lexington. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Trea sure Grafton Tate, two other sisters, Mrs. L. B. Gonde of Los Angeles, and Mrs. B. E. Davidson of Jackson; also two brothers, Clifton R. Tate of Jackson and S. Felton Tate, Memphis. Bond Salas Reported Holmes county bond sales have reached $431,909 since January 1, it is reported by Rex I. Brown, state advisory chairman, and Newell N. McAlpin, state direc tor. A total of $15,444 has been paid into bonds during July. Properly Fertilized Corn Holmes county farmers are be ing urged to fertilize their corn crops properly by county agri cultural workers in order to in crease yield and realize more cash income for crops sold. The dif ference in corn that has been properly fertilized is seen in the picture above which shows pro perly fertilized corn and corn that has not received any fertilizer. The above crop was on the Cleve land Bailey pISce near Lexington. i' Taxicab Ordinance Forbids Parking On City Streets Notice is posted by the Mayor »nd Board of Aldermen this week ^Sking unlawful the parking of axicabe on any of the streets or ivenues of the City of Durant, ?xcept when receiving or dis charging passengers, and that the Cty streets may not be used as a station or stand for taxicabs. The ruling makes violators i juilty of misdemeanor in the sum | >f $5 to $50. It further states | hat no person or company operat- • ng taxicabs for transportation of passengers for hire “shall install pr maintain a telephone op the sidewalks, streets, or avenues of the City of Durant." The new ordinance whs passed at a meeting in City hall Tues iay, August 16, and becomes im mediately effective. Landrum Services Held At Goodman Funeral services for Miss Ger trude Effie Landrum, 64, Good man, who died at Baptist hos pital, Jackson, on August 15, were held at the Landrum home in Goodman at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday. The Rev., Perry Perkins officiat ed, with burial in Hillcrest ceme tery, Goodman. She was a member of the Bap tist church. She leaves one bro ther, Irving Landrum; one sis-1 ter, Miss Lela Landrum, both of ! Goodman, with whom she lived;) also a nephew, Roy Landrum, of > Long Beach, California. Southern Funeral home was in ! charge of arrangements. Holmes Goal Reached In MEC Membership Holmes county has reached its goal in the current membership drive of the Mississippi Economic Council, according to a release from state headquarters. Through Wednesday, a total of 26 member ships, one over the county’s goal, had been mailed in to headquar ters by county chairman M. A. Scobey. "We wish to thank and compli ment Mr. Scobey and his commit tee for the good job they have done,” Edmund Taylor, Green ville, president of the Council, said. "At the same time, we wel come the membership into the work of the Council and trust the Council will be of real service to them. We want the advice and assistance of the members. They represent the type of leadership the council has over the entire state.” The present Holmes member ship is as follows: J. C. Allen, G. W. Crow, E. L. Hines, J. P. Love, D. W. Nixon, George Samaha, G. P. Sharpe, H. C. Waterer, all of Tchula; M. B. Brown, W. R. Ellis, Jr., E. W. Hooker, T. A. Lail, D. C. Lundy, George S. Patterson, W. A. Ramsey, M. A. Scobey, John Tingle, Norman Weathersby, J. I R. Williams, all of Lexington; S. F. Buchanan, J. T. Thomas of i Kruger; L. E. Crawford, J. E. I Maxwell, H. S. McKie, John M. Yarborough of Pickens; and C. j D. Maddox of West. Rifes Held For Pioneer Holmes Woman Funeral services were held at Carrollton Baptist church August j 12 at 4 p m. for Mrs. Cornelia • Terry Ray, early settler of Holmes county, and widow of Sam J. 1 Ray, who died Augus’t 11 at the | age of 90. She has a host of ‘ county relatives. j She leaves three daughters: Vfrs. J. C. Riales. Jackson, Tenn.; Vfrs. Van Grantham, Clarksdale, *nd Mrs. O. O. Lee, Carrollton; me son, John S. Ray of Carroll on and one twin sister, Mrs. Mol ie Reynolds of Greenwood. She v^as the aunt of W. H. Fin der, Mrs V. O. Ingold, Mrs. Ada : rharpe. Mrs. Claude Bailey Toward Tern,', and Hallie Terry, ' ill of Lexington. Ebenezer Project Underway ( Construction on the Ebenezer < Highway project, totalling ■niles, began this week by Walsh- i Weaver Construction company of 1 lackson. The project is employ- 1 ;ng 10-15 local men, according to ( H. H. Thomas, of th Lexington ] Employment office. 1 Crops Compare Favorably With Other Areas Of Mississippi County Agent Reports High Production Costs Will Diminish Profits As a whole, tne crop situation n ®°nnty “looks very bad.” but compared to other ireas. it is average, or above iverage, according to W. R. Sul ivan, couaty agent. The Lower Delta crop appears “about the same as Holmes, while crops in ihe Upper Delta are far behind :hose in this county, Mr. Sullivan said. An approximate 75 per cent of the cotton crop produced last year is predicted by the county agent for this year’s harvest in the Del ta section. Coupled with the dark picture is the estimated 50 per cent increase in cost of pro duction to this year’s planters. In the hSl area, not more than 30 per cent ot last year’s cotton har yest is expected, and cost of pro duction will reach a 70 per cent increase over that of last year, the county agent said. Crops In Fair Shape However, except'fohTioll wee vils, the cotton crop is in goodl shape. The corn crop is fair, ex cept late com which, replanted, is suffering an onslaught of bud worms. Only salvation for the cotton farmer in the hill area is a more diversified farm program. Agent Sullivan points out. This diversi fication should also be true of ♦he Delta, though the Delta can. come hear making a go of cot ton than the hill section, t^e uuuuiy Corn Weevils Severe' Com weevils are severe in old com in the field. County Agent Sullivan advises feeding the cord immediately, or treating it im mediately after harvesting to pre^ vent further weevil damage. For information about treating, or for working out a diversified farming; program, farmers are invited to contact the county agent or other agriculture workers of the coun ty. Now is the time to prepare foir winter grazing. This program will pay bigger dividends when grasp ing out 300-400 pound calve* starting in November or early De cember, selling the calves on the 1 market in early Maiu-v Wft tie profit can be made on winter grazing with young calves at the side. Results from the grazing program all over the State in dicate that grazing 300-400 pound calves will net from S30-S50 an acre on good grazing. Winter grazing should be planted in early September, Mr. Sullivan advises. Prepare Land Well Land should be prepared well, applying 150-200 pounds per acre of ammonia nitrate, or 60 pounds per acre of pure liquid nitrogen, and seeding with four bushels of a red rustproof oat. The county agent advises drilling the oats: both ways in order to have a firm grazing bed. It is useless, he said, to plant oats for grazing unless the recommendations for fertilizing are carried out. This applies to the Delta and Hill area as well Lime at 1-2 tons per acre and 20 per cent phosphate at the rate of 500 pounds per acre, will give ex cellent results where using the nitrogen. LIBRARY NOTES The Holmes County Library at Durant offers a wide variety of reading material this week. "Fra ternity Village” is a selection of short stories by Ben Ames Wil liams, “After The Storm” is a novel by Garth Hale, “Mary Don ovan” is a very readable novel by Anne Downes, author of “The Eagle’s Song.” “Pink Magic” by Margaret Runbeck and “Mr. Preen’s Salon” by Robert Tal lant, are both light and amus ing. “Gunsmoke Bonanza” by iVeston Clay and “North Of Santa F’e” by Chuck Stanley will please ■eaders of western stories, while nystery readers will be delighted vith “The Franchise Affair” by losejohine Tav. “The Three ’’ears” by Jonathan Stagge, and ‘The Fourth Funeral” by Char es Leonard Very light fiction of 'ered is "The Charming Young Man” by Fern Shepard and “Sud lenly It’s Love” by Peggy Gad lis. The intermediates have three lew “Judy Bolton” mysteries. ‘The Name On The Bracelet,” The Clue Tn The Patchwork Juiltand '“The Riddle of The double Ring,” all by Margare Sutton.