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By Hint Brannon
The Brookhaven Leader says
the most destructive force operat
ing in American life today is the
injection of the government into
private enterprise and its usurpa
tion of the powers and duties re
served to the states and the peo
ple thereof—using the same me
thods as the Socialists of England
and a repetition to a lesser degree
of what exists in Russia, and what
happened in Germany, France
and Italy.
The government’s operations for
the past 25 years In the fields of
subsidy is then briefly surveyed.
We find Federal Land Bank, Ten
nessee Valley Authority, the pro
posed St. Lawrence «eaway, AAA
and numerous agricultural subsi
dies, Inland waterways and Air
line subsidies, F.H.A., Social Se
curity. the proposed Federal aid
*to education and proposed so
cialized medicine.
Certainly our government hat
already travelled a great distance
on the road to socialism as anyone
knows who stops long enough to
think about it. Row much far
ther we will go remains to be
But we do know that when the
American people look to our gov
ernment for security from the
cradle to the grave we have lost
the elements of goodness and mor
ality that have made this a great
nation—and that in the end we
will be as completely frustrated as
are the people today of England,
Russia, and all the other countries
of the world which have permit
ted their governments to get a
stranglehold on the people.
We walked out of the Democrat-1
ic convention and no longer be
long to the Democratic party as
It now stands—we don’t Like the
folks who control it so we have
one of our own—the States Rights
P»*ty. The majority of folks in
Mississippi, the vast majority,
supported this party last summer
with their vote, and would support
it again if the opportunity pre
sented itself.
Why we should even want re
presentation as a state on the Na
tional Democratic committee i
when we are out of the party is I!
beyond me—nor do we see how
we could claim membership on it !
since we have said ourselves that
we want no part of certain legis
lation called for by that group.
While we have no claim to
membership on the National De
mocratic committee neither, we
claim, does any other group in
the state. Thus Mississippi’s two
seats on this committee are va
cant and will remain so until the
people of Mississippi hang their
heads in shame and decide to play
ball with the ex-Pendergast gang.
If they ever should, Heaven for
Meanwhile the States Righters’
are in control of Mississippi poli
tics fair and square and will re
main so—and our electoral vote
still counts just as much toward
electing a president as ever be
fore—and it will be needed in the
next prslBidential election possib
ly more, we hope, than it was in
the last one unless they pass a
law depriving us of the right to
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tails and crawl back to the don
key it will be an interesting pre
sidential race in the Magnolia
state—there’s no telling how hot
those deep-freeze boys can get.
Patients At The Hospital j
Mrs. Dave Burrell, West
Mrs. M. Holleman, Pickens
Mrs. James Rogers and baby
boy, Lexington
Miss Margie Farrish, Vaiden
Mrs. Graham Feild, Durant
Miss Lucy Fritz, Lexington
Mrs. Lucas B. Thomas, Yazoo City
Mrs. Jessie Edwards, Lexington
Baby Joel Power, Lexington
Baby Thomas. Lexington
Virginia Jones, Howard
Louise Young. Howard
Georgie Powers and baby girl,
L L. Wade, Lexington
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Cain
attended funeral services of Mrs.
O’Cain’s grandmother, Mrs. How
ard Cooper, at Centerville, Ala
bama. They were accompanied
by Dr. Cooper at Belhaven col
lege. Mrs. Cooper was the latter's
Cotton picking will be in full
swing starting Monday, accord
ing to H. H. Thomas, manager,
Lexington Employment office.
More pickers will be hauled into
the Delta area of the county from
the hill section, he said.
William Garner Serves
In Ncvy Exercises
William D Garner, fireman ap
prentice, USN, of 310 South Jack
son, Durant, is participating in
joint amphibious training exer
cises along with 350 fellow Se
cond Class Midshipmen and a
similar number of Second Class
Cadets from the Military Acad
emy at West Point, N. Y.
being held at the Naval Amphi
The joint exercises, which are
bious Base, Little Cfreek, Virgin
ia, are known as Operation
CAMID IV. They have been an
established part of the summer
instruction of the midshipmen
and cadets since the end of World
War II.
On August SDjthe more than 700
trainees will conduct an assault
landing, called LEX II, under
simulated battle conditions.
He arrived at the Navy Amphi
bious base at Little Creek August
5, after completing a two-week
cruise In the Atlantic aboard the
aircraft carrier, USS Leyte.
Construction Begins
On Ebenezer Road
Construction work started Aug
ust 15 on the Ebenezer and Rich-1
land road. According to specifi
cations advertised by the State
Highway department, the im
provement calls for “2.2 miles of
grading, drainage structures, cul
verts, and gravel surface course
on county highway between Eben
ezer and Richland In Holmes
county.” The present roadbed
will be used.
Successful bidder on the project
awarded on July 26 was Walsh
Weaver Construction company of
Jackson at $35,220.57. Next best i
bidders were S. Leroy Reed at
HI,926 53 and McCormick-Spauld
ing for $46,357 06.
The route is classified as a
farm-to-market road and was
selected by the Holmes Board of
Supervisors. Under terms of the
law setting up sui ogram,
the State Highway department
was designated to do certain en
[ineering work, call for bids, and
to supervise the work. Final
vward or -approval was left with
ihe supervisors.
Funds to finance such improve-1
ments were granted by legislative
act to all counties to be used for
be equally matched by federal
specific improvements and will
aid. The Highway department
was appointed by the federal act
making such funds available, to
serve as coordinator.
Worse time allocated for com-;
pletion of the job is set at 75 work 1
Miss Daisy May Daniel’s visitors
this week from Dayton, Ohio, are
Mr. and Mrs .W. T. Pegg and
their daughter, Mary Alice, who
came Wednesday and were to
stay ten days. En route they stop
ped in Central City, Kentucky, to
visit Mrs. Pegg’s mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hull and
Claire, Memphis, spent the week
end with Mrs. Hull’s mother, Mrs.
S. H. Brittlngham. Claire is spend
ing the week with her grandmo
ther who will accompany her
home this weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Tunrer, Mc
Nairy, Tennessee, Mr and Mrs. W.
L. Turner, and Thelma Elaine
Turner of Hollandale; also W. L.
Turner, Jr., of Greenville, were
guests in the Tucker home Sun
Miss Vonda Webb of Clarksdale
and Alton Massey of Kosciusko
were dinner guests of the Homer
T^rrvs Sunday Miss Webb re
mained over for a few days* visit
[With her sister.
Mrs. R. W. Rhyne returned
j home Saturday night from Oxford
where she has been visiting her
; son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and
Mrs. Aubrey Seay.
Mrs. H.'TS. Brooks and Mrs. H.
E. Brooks, Jr., spent the weekend
in Tupelo. While there they at
tended the Third birthday party
of Mrs. Brooks’ granddaughter,
Jacqueline McCulluch.
Sgt. and Mrs. A. A. Porter, Jr.,
and daughters, Gloria and Kath
leen, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, were
recent visitors in the A A. Porter,
Sr., home.
Mrs. Wilbur Reed left for
Jacksonville, Ulipois, Monday, by
automobile, to visit her parents.
She is expected to be back Sun
Mrs. M. J. Fowlkes will be a
member of the McAdams faculty
thie year.
' Highway Patrolman
Would Make Driving
Safe For Children
Urges Caution,
With Opening
Of Schools
With the opening of schools in
the county, State Highwav Patrol
man J B. Yearwood with other
law enforcement officers exercises
a note of caution to the general
driving public against making
highways and streets unsafe for
school children to ride or walk
over. Patrolman Yearwood’s warn
ing note is in cooperation with a
message sent out this week by
the commissioner of public safe
ty, Col. T- B. Birdsong, of Jack
The highway patrol and the city
police departments of every city
will be putting forth extra effort
to see that no school child is in
jured or killed. Patrolman Year
wood says. Through the coopera
tion of the State Department of
Education and the Mississippi
Highway patrol, school bus driv
ers have boen given special train
ing for a number of years and the
schools have been held in every
county in the state this year.
Organise Patrols _
School Safety patrols are being
organized by the highway patrol,
but there is a definite resDonsibil
ity on the part of every motorist '
who drives on the highways and
streets, according to the patrol
Mr. Yearwood reminds the
public of the following measures
which should be observed to pro
mote the safety of school children,
and the driving public in general:
Every person who drives a ve
hicle must exercise due care and
caution at all times when driving
past a school building and in a
school zone
Must Not Ba Passed
A school bus which has stopped
tor the purpose of loading or un
loading school children at any
time, either meeting or overtak
ing, must not be passed. The ve
hicle wishing to pass at such a
time must come to a dead stop
not less than 50 feet from the bus.
Any person convicted of viola
tion of the provisions of this act
is subject to be punished by a
fine not less than $10 nor more
than $200. or imprisonment in the
county jail for a term not to ex
ceed six months or by both such
fine and imprisonment.
Oregon Church Revival
Set For Next Week
Revival services at Oregon Me- '
morial church will begin Sunday,
August 28, at 3 p.m, with the Rev.
C T. Floyd preaching. Services
will be each night through Friday
starting on Monday, at 7:45 p.m.
The pubifc is invited to attend.
Jaycees Plan Ground
Breaking Ceremony
Af Hospital Site
An elaborate ground-breaking
ceremony for the beginning of the .
beat two 25-bed hospital is being
planned by the Durant Junior
Chamber of Commerce, according
to L. A. Clements, president. The
public is cordially invited and urg
ed by the Jaycees to attend, and
notification of the time and date j
will be made.
W. H. McKenzie, Jr, will be
master of ceremonies. Plans are
to have several out-of-town per
sons present, including the ma
yors of Goodman, West, county
supervisors, the beat two hospi
tal board of trustees, and a mem- 1
her of the Commercial Appeal
At Monday’s meeting of the
Junior Chamber, it was adopted
that all future meeting of the
Jaycees will be limited to one
and one-half hours. A large
number attended the meeting.
The next meeting will be a sup
per meeting the second week of
Durant Man Serves
At Tennessee Air Base
Smyrna Air Force Base, Smyr
na, Tennessee (Special to Durant
News) — Sgt. Robert B. Carroll
has been assigned for duty with
the United States Air force at
r'v",rna Air Field. Smyrna, Tenn.,
Col. Hoyt L. Prindle base com- I
manding officer has announced.
Sgt. Carroll, son of J. B. Car
roll, Durant, was transferred here
rrom Jackson Air Force base, and
has nine years and one month of
“APer entering the service in
Dctober 1938 he was sent to Lex
ington for basic training. On
February 9, 1944. Sergeant Car
roll was sent to the Pacific Thea
tre of Operations and served there
until September 25, 1945. In
January, 1948. he was sent to
rierk Typist school and was grad
aated in April, 1948.
At Smyrna Air Force base the
Sergeant will be a member of
he supply squadron of the 314th
rroop Carrier Wing (medium).
His wife and tnree children are
with him
Kindergarten To Open
Mrs. Jake Hermann’s kinder
garten will open Monday, Sep
tember 12, at her home. Children
four and five years of age will be
accepted for enrollment with the
class being limited to 20. Classes
will be from 9 a.m- to 12 noon.
Miss Margaret Brown of Hunts
ville, Alabama, Mrs. H. H Led<
yard and Sue of Jackson, spent
the weeken dwith Mrs. J. R.
Serbian-born michael pupin
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j Youth Rally Set For
| Saturday Night At
| First Baptist Cnurch
I A youth rally will be held at
First Baptist church, Durant,
Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 j5.m.,
it is announced by the Rev. C. M.
Day, pastor.
The Rev. A. B. Pierce of Kos
ciusko will preach. Jimmy Mc
Caleb of Columbus will direct the
singing. The public is invited to
Tchuia School
Opening Delayed
Supt. W. R. Huddleston an
nounces that due to extensive re
pairs and improvements on the
Tchuia school the opening day is
delayed one week. The building
is being redecorated, florescent
lights installed and new kitchen
and cafeteria. Pupils will report
for registration Monday, Septem
ber 12, at 9 a.m.
The faculty is: 1st grade, Miss
Tommy Liddell; 2nd grade, Mrs.
W. M. Henry; 3rd, Miss Estelle
Jones; 4th, Mrs. Joe Thomas;
5th, Mrs. J K. Barwick; 6th, Miss
Loraine Norman; Miss Mildred
Duncan, social science; Miss
Kathleen Brewer, mathematics
and science; Mrs. Kenneth Par
rish, mathematics and commerce;
Joe Thomas, coach; Mrs. Helen
Reed of Benoit, home economics;
Miss Lina Edwards, English; Miss
Carmen Ferguson, piano, and W.
H. Scott, band.
Colored Man, 99,
Dies At Ebenezer
A 99 year old colored man who
remembered Civil War days, Wil
liam Henry Harrison Clark, of
Ebenezer, passed away August 12.
He was born in the slave days
and was “raised” without a father.
Early in life he came from Ya
zoo county to Ebenezer where he
was a preacher and insurance
salesman. He married Sallie
Jones and became the father of
six boys and four girls, all of
whom received college educations
at Alcorn, Jackson, and Rust col
He was bom at Clinton where
his people were owned by the
Tennons. He was a member of the
Pleasant Green M. B- church.
He leaves Annie Clark, Robert
Clark, Rachel Clark, Pickens;
James Eddie Clark, Prentiss; Wil
liam Henry Clark, Amand Clark,
Memphis; Mae Sula Watson,
Eden; Henry Louis Clark, Lex
ington; 12 grandchildren and
three grea^ «rancchildren.
Lexington Not To Be
Shoe Factory Site
Hopes that Lexington would be
chosen as a site for the Selby Shoe
concern s factory in Mississippi
fad^ed with the receiving recently
of a letter by Mayor Allie Povali
from an official of the company
who wrote that Lexington was not
one of the final three from which
a site will be chosen. Unofficial
reports previously had been to the
effect that Lexington would not
get the factory
According to H. H. Thomas,
secretary of the local group which
is making efforts to get a factory
located here, Wednesday said they
had “not given up hope yet,” and
told that the BAWI and the MPL
company of Jackson were working
The official in his letter to Ma
yor Povall did not state reason
why Lexington was eliminated.
Cows Being Tested
For Bangs Disease
John Kimbrough, veterans in
structor, reeently made arrange
ments with Dr. Stuart, Green
wood veterinarian, to test veteran
and non-veteran cows for Bangs
disease. Results were the finding
i of five reactors and six suspects.
Animals too young to test were
, vaccinated The following per
sons received the service:
J. H. Odom, Sam Buck. Boswell
Peacock. Steve Maddox, John
Jones, Conley Wilkins, Milleage
McEachern, John Shute. Thomas
Shute, Pat Busam, Lawrence
Arrangements have been made
for Dr. Stewart to be back Tues
days to continue testing other
herds. Mr. Cleveland, agriculture
Instructor, announces that this
proces swill continue until every
FFA and veteran herd is tested.
Mr. Cleveland recommends the
practice highly and will work
with individual farmers at any
time. He states that the pro
gram will blot out bangs as well as
undulant lever, in the county.
: Local Officers Were Alerted For Prisoners i
Who Escaped State Penitentiary f
Chosen For Officers' School
Bob Clark Stevens was one of
four selected from his class of 300
for officers’ training in the U. S.
Marine Academy at Pass Chris
Former Durant Man
Dies In Missouri
Walter W. Mayfield, 49, former
ly of Durant, died at Jefferson
City, Missouri, August 22, after an
extended iTlness. He was the son
of the late E. C. and Sally Wea
therby Mayfield of Durant. His
maternal grandfather was one of
the early settlers of Durant and
was a member of the first Board
of Aldermen.
His mother was the third white
child bom in Durant.
Mr. Mayfield attended school at
Mississippi A and M college where
he received a degree in electrical
engineering. He was an honor
graduate of Durant High school,
and a member of the Metltedist
church. He was affiliated with
the Missouri Power and Light
Mr. Mayfield leaves his wife,
Mrs. Mary Jesse Mayfield, for
merly of Excelsior Springs, Mo-;
two sons, Walter, Jr., and Robert,
of the home; two sisters, Mrs. A.
R. Vandiver of Durant and
Tchula, and Mrs. Hugh Russell, of
Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Clif
ton Mayfield of Durant.
A m m _
nrs. Koberson Rites
Held August 22nd
Mrs. Joel R. Roberson, 31, of
Jackson, formerly of Lexington,
died Saturday at the Baptist hos
pital, following an Illness of sev-1
eral weeks. She had been a resi
dent of Jackson since 1941.
She attended Lexington public
schools and also Delta State Tea
chers college. She was a former
employee of the Jackson Air Base
during World War II, but at the
time of her death was a clerk
typist in the registrar’s office at
the Veterans’ administration. She
was a member of Parkway Bap
tist church.
Survivors include her husband,
infant daughter, Sarah Helen Rob
erson, who was born July 31; her
mother, Mrs S. K. Waldrup; two
brothers, B. M. Waldrup and E. W.
Vraldrup, all of Lexington; three j
sisters, Mft. J. L. Mayo of Lex
ington; Mrs. C. H. Rodgers of
Jackson, and Mrs. F. E. Holley of
Funeral services were held from
Wright and Ferguson Funeral
home Monday afternoon, with the
Rev. Dr- H. A. Hewitt officiating.
The Holmes County Library at
Durant offers this week the much
ly advertised, best seller “Let
Love Come Last,” Taylor Cald
well’s latest book. Also. Helen
Topping Miller’s latest romantic
novel, “Mirage” and Peggy O’
More’s light novel “Friendly En
emy.” Mystery lovers will be en
tertained by “The Cabinda Af
fair” by Matthew Head, “The
oieei Mirror Dy uonaid Hamil
ton, and “The Franchise Affair”
by Josephine Tey.
Readers in the juvenile section
will find a number of new bio
graphies, included in the Child
hood of Famous American series;
also three new “Judy Bolton” ]
mysteries, “The Unfinished ■
House,” “The Mysterious Half
Cat,” and “The Midnight Visit
or” by Margaret Sutton.
Smaller readers wil 1 enjoy
“Sonnyboy Sim,” “The Ugly i
Duckling” and “Billy The Bear.”
This week’s visitors were Miss
Emily Parrigian of Lexington,
Ky., Mis sPatricia Stout, Jackson,
and Mrs. T. A Lewis, Brusselton,
Mrs. Woods McLellan and Mary
Elizabeth of Philip are spending
this week with Mrs. Tom Ashley.;
Woods and Mrs. W. E. McLellan
will join them here for the week
end. Mr. and Mrs. E. B Perry,
Miriam McLellan and children,
Baskin and Patsy, of Rolling Fork
will also be here for the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pechin
and baby daughter,Sherry, spent
the past week in the home of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Porter, Sr. They live at Hatties
burg where they attend school at
Mississippi Southern.
Five Described As I
'Highly Dangerous' j
Three Captured
Law officers and highway pa
trolmen of this area were on tfM
alert this week for five white pri
soners, described as “highly dan*
gerous,” who escaped from Parcl*.
man Prison farm Monday, three
of whom were captured Wedne*'
day morning near Marks. Ttt
patrolmen had been workiij
night and day combing the Dell
for the prisoners, who prior 1
their capture Wednesday were be
ing hunted in full force with the
addition of an airplane to spy
them out. State troopers on Tues
day night had concentrated on the
Greenwood -Green vi lie area.
Captured without a struggle
east of Marks by State Game
Warden N. T. Clarkson of Marke
and Assistant SJate Highway In
spector Harvey Swindall of
Greenwood were: Noahson WaB
ters and Richard Emory, serving
life for armed robbery; and
Thomas E. Lane, 25, of Houston^
Texas, serving four years far
grand larceny.
Still at large were William tr
McLaughlin, 22, Onamia, Minn,
who was serving six years for at
tempted robbery, believed to bs
trapped in the Bobo bottoms, and
A. B. Burgess, 31, Belzoni, serv
ing sentences of life and 20 ye*0
on two convictions of armed rob
bery. Burgess, believed by od»
ficers to be the ring leader of tlM
quintet, had separated from 11M
group on Tuesday night.
They will be charged with steal
ing five automobiles, three at
them at gun point which in Missis
sippi is armed robbery and carries
the death penalty; also with
the robbery of a home near Meri
gold on Monday, and the robber-*
of two stores.
Both Highway Patrolmen o
area, Billy Jones of Lexin^
and W. M. Shuttleworth of .
rant were actively engaged in ths
search for the fugitives.
Coxburg School Opens
5th; Faculty Listed
Coxburg school will open Sep
tember 5 at 8:30 a.m., acording to
C. B. Neal, new superintendent
who calls attention to the recent
regulation by the State Depart
ment of Education requiring a
beginners in school to be si
years of age by December 1, 194
Mr. Neal further states that all b<
ginners must present a birth cert
ficate before they can be admit
ted to school.
The faculty as listed by Super
intendent Neal follows: Riley
Ainsworth, coach and junior higfil
school; Mrs. R. W. Almond, En
glish; Mrs. Janice Pettus, com
merce and social studies; A Ut
Barnett, agriculture; Mrs. Ida
Mae Neal, home economics.
Mrs. Louise Abernatny, primary
and first grade; Miss Bessie Owen
second and third grades: Mrs. JT
D. Neaves, third and fourtfll
grades; Mrs. F. C. McIntosh, fif
th and sixth grades.
Parents and friends of the school
are urged by Superintendent Net4
to be present on opening day.
Cruger Man Buys
Registered Jersey
COLUMBUS. Ohio. Aueust '2A
—J. T. Thomas, Jr., Cruger, has
purchased the registered Jersey
Prince Ormond. The animal
comes from the herd owned by
Joe R. Ross, Greenwood. Thtt
purchase adds to the steadily
growing number in the county
Purebred Jerseys are registered
by the American Jersey Cattle
club which has its national head
quarters in Columbus, Ohio. Sev
eral programs are available
through the American Jersey Cat
tle club to help breeders get the
most profits from their Jerseys.
Rot. McCullouch To Preach
The Rev. S. L. McCullouch who
has been in Richmond, Virginia?,
for the past seven weeks, taking
summer theological training, was
expected home tonight, and will
preach Sunday at 11 a.m. at Du»
rant Presbyterian church.
E, F. and W. A. Turner and Miss
Estelle Turner haVef returned from
an eight-day trip during which
they visited in Arkansas, Missouri,
Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.
They left on the eighth and
turned the sixteenth.

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