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91-st YEAR NUMBER 51^ DURANT^ MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1949 ” " $g,OU Per I I THROUGH HAZEL EYES | £«§ .,,,. . Ar >x, I By Hanoi Brannon Yesterday wai a great day for citizens of beat 2 when the ground was actually broken for the beau tiful new $265,000 hospital long dreamed of and sought by tha people this side of the county The new building will be, in the words of Dr. Galloway, “one of the finest hospitals in the coun try" and one that is planned to last from fifty to a hundred years. The hospital will serve the needs of the people of this sec tion for many years unless some sudden boom should occur in which case it could easily be ex panded. The site on which the hospital is being built is really lovely and all of the fine old trees will be preserved—welcome news to all of us who have viewed with dis may the cutting of maay fine old tree* in this community during the past ten years. Several hundred small land owners in Holmes county have an untapped source of income in 80,000 acres of land which now lie idle. This land, if planted to seedling trees this fall and properly man aged, which means keeping the lire out, witnin iu to iz years would begin to yield $100,000 to $250,000 per year and would do ■o for every year thereafter for 25 or 30 years. In addition there would be around $100.00 per acre in timber that could be harvested at the end of the period and still leave a young forest for continu ous production. If you have any of these idle acres you should contact any agri cultural worker and investigate the possibilities of planning a for estry program for your own farm to bring you in extra income in the future—with little outlay of time and effort Seedling trees can be obtained at 75 cents per thousand and the AAA pays $7.00 per acre for planting them. The farmer has nothing to lose. We invite and urge your atten tion to an editorial on Missis sippi’s Forests in this issue—page two. The first annual Holmes county fair will be held at Lexington Oct ober 31-November 5, according to announcement of the Holmes County Fair Association of which Emmett Reese is president. There will be $1,000 offered in prizes and entries restricted to residents * of Holmes county. A full list of classifications in the various divisions is carried else where in this paper and it is hoped to have a large number of entries in every class. The Fair is being organized in order to stimulate interest in the various types of farm endeavor and to recognize outstanding con tributions and progress in the agricultural life of Holmes county —among adults and juniors. The Fair is a worthwhile enter prise and deserves the interest and support of the entire county —which it will undoubtedly have. Other counties much smaller than Holmes enjoy extremely fine fairs which have materially aided in their progress in many ways. There is no reason why we can’t do as well or better. USO Begins Money Raising Campaign In two months the USO will begin a nation-wide fund-raising campaign to extend facilities and programs of the peacetime USO, according to Edmund Taylor, State Chairman for Mississippi. The Holmes county quota in the campaign is $1050. A total 190 boys and girls are enlisted in the service from this ' county, of the total 21,036 from * Mississippi Patients At The Hospital Baby Girl Thomas, Lexington Mrs Dave Burrell, West Mrs Aubrey Pierce and baby girl. Lexington Mrs J W Dale and baby daugh ter, Goodman Mrs Fred Hager and baby girl, Lexington Miss Lucy Fritz, Lexington Ralph H Henry, Ebenezer James Fox. Sail is H J. Johnson. West Helen Seay. Lexington Betty Jean Tucker, West Mrs Sharp-Ratcliffe, Lexington B L Wade. Dunnt" Sylvester Redmond. Lexington Catherine Williams. Vaiden West Bums Jr., Thornton Cl—da May Msddleton, Tchuia California Cafe Now Air-Conditioned; Serves Free Coffee # California Cafe, owned and op i erated by A. K. Dinas, has finish-' ed installation of air-conditioning and a number of other improve ments and now extends to the general public a cordial invita tion to a free coffee “half hour" beginning Monday morning, Sep tember 9, and continuing through September 15. During this period coffee win be served free from 8:30 until 9:00 a.m each morning. Mr. Dinas invites his many friends and patrons and the gen eral public to come in and enjoy free coffee during this time and see the improvements. Ramsey-Thurmond Company, Lexington, were contractors on the air-conditioning and they uaed General Electric equipment. The equipment used in the Cal ifornia Cafe is the finest that can be bought, a spokesman for the company said, in congratulating Mr. Dinas on the improvement. Sunday dinners ht $1.00 and weekly luncheons at 50 cents are i featured at the California and all of the cooking is being done by , Mr. Dinas and his son, Theodore. Mr. Dinas has Tong enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest cooks in this section of the state and his chicken, teak and seafood dinners have been enjoy ed by the public in this section for many years Kosciusko Approves $135,000 Bond Issue Kosciusko voters recently cli maxed a long campaign by going to the polls and approving a $135 000 school bond issue.- In an ef fort to assure a record turnout the Kosciusko Chamber of Com merce had gone all-out during j the month-long campaign. Civic I leaders had urged voters to ap- i prove the $135,000 bond issue to finance the equipping of Koscius ko’s new Junior-Senior High School building, repairing the two old buildings used by white chil dren and constructing a modern school for negro children. The proposed negro school would consist of 16 classrooms and m auditorium, and was described ay the City Planning commission as Kosciusko’s "most pressing leed.” Voters of Kosciusko approved 1 $283,000 school bond issue about :hree years ago to finance con itruction of the Junior-Senior digh School building. Attala County Negro Robs Grandfather An Attala county negro charged vith stealing $300 from his grand 'ather was taken into custody in Chicago by Sheriff Roy Braswell his week. Confined in the Attala jail and facing charges of grand larceny is C- L. Avery, Jr., it has been re- i ported. I Holmes Native Dies In Phoenix, Arizona Joseph Samuel Stigler. 91, Phoenix, Arizona, brother of Ed S. Stigler of Tchula, and a native of Holmes county, died August 26 at Muskogee General hospital in Phoenix. He was born October 31, 1857 but had lived in Okla homa for 67 years, and was one of the founders of Stigler. Okla. He drove the first stage coach from Muskogee to Fort Smith and served for five years as deputy ! U. S. marshal under the famed | “hanging judge” of Fort Smith, i Judge Ike Parker. He establish- i ed the first post office in what is i now Stigler and delivered the! mail on horseback at his own ex- i pense. He served as postmaster ; for six years, during which time I he was said to have used a bu reau drawer to file his mail. He constructed one ot tne first brick buildings in the Stigler ] area and established the first per manent home there. He will in strumental in persuading the Mid land Valley railroad to construct a line through Stigler. Services were conducted at Stigler Methodist church Sunday, with burial in the Stigler ceme tery. He leaves besides Mr Stig ler of Tchula, two sons, Congress man W. G. Stigler and Edward B Stigler of McAlester; a daughter, Miss Lee Stigler of Chicago; two grandchildren, Denyse and Elaine, both of Stigler. He was the bro ther of R. A. Stigler who lived here for many yean. Pickens School To Open Monday The Pickens Consolidated school will begin its fall term Monday, September 5, 1949, at 8:30 a.m. Monday will be given over to registration, with the students be ing dismissed as soon as the regis tration is complete. Tuesday, September 8, wil be the first full day of school at which the cafeteria will be in op eration. Malcolm Shackelford, superin tendent, announces the faculty, complete except for a music tea acher, as follows: Mrs H. R. Varnado, English; Mrs. Arnell McMillan, social stu dies: Mrs. A. M. Txirance, mathe matics; Mrs. H. G. Worthy, fifth and sixth grades; Mrs Bertha M. West, third and fourth grades; and Miss John Ada Walton, first and second grades. The faculty will meet in a pre school conference on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2. Mrs. Vertie Mae Waldrup, who completed the school for lunch room managers at Mississippi Sou thern college will be in charge of the luncn room program. Touchdown Club Being Organized The Holmes County Touchdown club will hold its first meeting FriHav SAntnmhnr Q at 7 nm with a barbecue and organiza tional meeting at Lexington Coun try club. Carl Walters, sports edi tor of The Jackson Daily News will be main speaker. All men interested are invited to make reservations ahead. Tick ets will also be available on that night. Services Are Held For Goodman Woman * Services for Mrs. R. W. Elkins, B4, mother of Mrs. C. W. Lorance of Goodman, who died Tuesday, August 30, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Baldwin chapel in Jackson, with the Rev. Mr- El lison of the Flora Methodist church officiating. She leaves four other daugh ters, Mrs. John L. Moss, Jackson; Mrs. Rosalie Roberts, Sulphur, Louisiana; Mrs. L. P. McCallum, Norfolk, Virginia; and Mrs. Fred L. Russell, Norfolk. Alto two sisters, Mrs. Dave Williams, Como, and Mrs. O. L Brumfield. Pine ville, Louisiana; and a brother, Dr. John B. Hawkins, of Flora. School Work Carried On In Summer By Health Department School work has been carried on ! during the summer by the Direct- i or and the Public Health Nurses ( of the Holmes County Health de partment. A report of work done since January 15 is given. Prac tically all medical examinations had been completed in white schools before this date. All children beginning school for the first time in September who have not had a medical ex amination and completed their im munizations typhoid vaccine, ■iiuuupuA fuvvuiauou auu LMJUSld | dose of diptheria toxoid are urg ed to come to the health depart ment or their nearest health cen ter, as no immunizations will be given in the schools The health office announces that more children have had med ical examination and immuniza tions before entering school this year than in previous years. The report follows: Inspections by physicians and nurses, 1426; examination by phy- | sician, 293; examination by phy- 1 sician with parent presnt, 159; I individuals admitted to nursing ! service, 263; field nursing visits, 62; office nursing visits, 298; in spections by dentists or dental hygienist, 16; children having dental certificates, 129: and phy- i sical defects corrected, 239. Total immunizations since Jan- ! uary 1 as recorded by the health department are: diptheria 1324; small pox 877; typhoid 2635; whooping cough, 438. Insurance Forms Received In Red Cross Office The Red Cross office has on hand application blanks for spe cial dividends to be made by vet erans or servicemen. The Red l Cross worker will be glad to assist I in filling out and mailing these I applications .to National Head quarters. Durant Schools Will Start Classes Monday The 1949-50 session of the Du rant schools will begin Monday when students report for class work. according to an announce ment from N C. Hathorn, superin tendent. Registration and enroll ment was completed today. Beginners are required to bring birth certificates and must be 0 on or before December 1. Books are to be issued on Fri day, September 2. Sales Clinics Are Conducted At Tchula By MPL Company Great interest is being mani fested in a sales clinic which is being held at Tchula sponsored by the Mississippi Power and Light company and participated in by about 25 Tchula firms. The purpose is to help salespeople sell more. Ed Willis, Darant, has been con ducting *he meetings at the Le gion hut for one hour each even ing. Two meetings have already been held and the third is sched uled for Friday night. September 2 at 8:00 Everyone interested is given a cordial invitation to at tend. “The Importance or Salespeople in the American Economy” was the topic for the first session While “How and Why Our Cus tomers Buy” was discussed at the second. Friday night’s meet ing will be “How to Close a Sale and Make it Stay Sold ” West School Opens Monday, Sept, 5th The West High school will open its regular session on Monday, September 5. Birth certificates will be required for all beginners for final classification. All pat rons are cordially invited at the opening at 8:30 a m. The faculty is as follows: P. A. Addkinscn, mathematics and superintendent; W. W. Montague, history and coach; Mre P. A. Addkinson, English and librarian; Mrs. Mabel Gordon, commerce; Eugene Boler, agriculture. Miss Margaret Browning, home economics; Mrs. J. R. Melton, primary; the Rev. H. C. Ellis, 7th and 6 A; Mrs. Vivian Mc Creary, 5A and 6B; Mrs. R. L. Jackson, 4 and 5B; Mrs. Clav Wilkes, 3rd and 2A; Mrs. W E. Grace, 2nd. Mrs. R. D. Ramsey and Robb of Jackson visited relatives and friends in Durant Saturday. HJC To Open September 5th First Teachers' Meeting Today; Faculty Complete GOODMAN, September 1 — Holmes Junior college will open its 37th session on Monday, Sep tember 5th. The faculty will meet tonight, September 1. A large group of students are now on the campus trying-out for the 1949 football squad. Coaches J. W. Patrick and B. J. Oswalt will hold two sessions daily, through Saturday, September 3. The faculty as announced by President C. W Lorance is as fol lows: G. J. Everett, dean and edu cation; S. F. Allen, business man ager and commercial; Spiva L. McCullouch, commercial; How ard Morton, band director and commerce; Miss kellon Barlow, commercial; F. B. Branch, his tory; Mrs. F. B. Branch, foreign languages; Billy Montague, his tory; Mrs. Billy Montague, li brarian Mrs. G. J. Everett, geofraphy; D. L. McConnell, trades; J. W. Pat rick, coach and physical educa tion; Bobby J. Oswalt, physical education and social science; Mrs. Martha McKie, music; Mrs. C. W. Lorance, music; Miss Lottie Peeb les, home economics; R W. Al mond, vocational agriculture; Hil lary O- Thomas, agriculture; Miss Jessie Van Osdel, English; Ernest Wilson, mathematics. Mrs. Mary Phillips Robinson, mathematics; Miss Dorothy Thomas, girls’ physical education and health; Jack M. Witchen, science; C. F. Moore, trades; Mrs. Mable Bingham, dean of girls; Mrs. Zilpha Ellis Mansel, hostess boy’s dormitory; Mrs. Bernard C. Messer, secretary to president; Miss Sara Lou Blanton, secretary to business manager. Dr. Hal M Terry, college phy sician; Mrs. Bernice Rodger^ dietitian; Raymond Jones, trades; Benny A. McBride, maintenance. Instructors in vocational depart ment with institutional on-farm training program include: Rex Buchanan, Durant; Frank Gwin, Jr., Tchula; John Agie Kille brew, Goodman; and Benny Junes, Pickens. Dickerson Resigns As Game Warden I Thad Dickerson’s resignation as game warden has been accepted as of August 31, according to a let ter received by the editor from R. M. Freeman, director of conserva tion of the Game and Fish Com mission of the state of Mississippi. Plans Are Announced For Holmes County Fair October 31-Nov. 5; Classifications Listed $1000 Cash Prizes To Be Offered; Work Begins On Site: To Have Carnival Plans for the first annual coun-• ty fair in Holmes county, to be held October 31-November 5, are this week announced by Emmett Reese, president of the Holmes County Fair Association Grading work started last week on the city property site east of Lexing ton on the Durant road. J. A. Gentch shows of Winona and Nat chez have been engaged. The sum of $1000 will be offered in prizes. Classifications are an nounced. According to Mr. Reese, entries will be restricted to Holmes county residents. Competent judges are to be announced at a later date. Work has begun on fair catalogs, which are expected to be released around September 15. Further information on the general classifications may be had from ither Mr. Reese or John Holditch, and in the women’s divi sion from Miss Joyce Williams. Committee members, who have already made notable progress in getting the grounds in shape are: W. E. Strider, chairman; C C. Taylor, and Kelly Criscoe. Free contributions have been made both in work and in preir um do nations, Mr. Reese said. Classifications for the awarding of prizes are announced as fol lows: General Classifications Junior Dairy Show (Registered) Eligibility—Competition in this department is open to all 4-H club and FFA members. Regis tration papers must be shown. Lot 1. Heifers under two years old. 2. Cows two years old and older. Dairying—Senior Eligibility—Competition open •to all people who are not members of 4-H or FFA. Registered and grade cattle will be shown in this i division but not in competition with each other. Papers must be shown on registered cattle Ragistared Lot: 1. Heifers two years old and under. 2. Cows two years old and over. Grade Lot: 1. Heifers two years old and under. 2. Cows two years old and over. Junior Division Beef Cattle-Registered. Either Sex Lot: 1. Beef calves 600 pounds and under. 2. Beef calves 600 pounds and over. Group show ing—3. Lot of three calves 600 pounds and under 4. Lot of three calves 600 pounds and over. 5. Best individual cow two years old and older. 6. Bulls one year and under. 7. Bulls one year but not over two. 8. Bulls over two years of age. Junior Division—Grata 1. Beef calves 600 pounds and un der. 2 Beef calves 600 pounds and over. 3. Lot of three calves 600 pounds and under. 4. Lot of three calves 600 pounds and over. 5. Best individual cow .wo years old and older. 6. Bulls one year and under 7. Bulls one year but not over two. 8. Bulls over two years of age. SENIOR DIVISION Baaf Cattle—Registered Lot: 1. Beef calves 600 pounds ' and under. 2. Beef calves 600 ! pounds and over. 3. Lot of three ' calves 600 pounds and under. 4. Lot of three calves 600 pounds and over. 5. Best individual cow two years old and older. 6 Bulls one year and under. 7. (Continued on Page 4) Ground Broken For New Beat 2 Hospik Mrs. J. M. Howard, Wed.; Galloway Speak. McKenzie Presides At Ceremony Attended By 200 Persons Ground was officially broken by Mrs. John M. Howard for the new $265,000.00 hospital at Du rant Wednesday after; :>on at at ceremony attended by some 209 or more interested citizens oC Holmes county and several out of county guests including Dr. D. V. Galloway, chairman of the Missis sippi Hospital commission, princi pal speaker for the occasion. Mu Howard and daughters donated land for the site of the hospital, which is now under construction. W. H. McKenzie, cashier of the Peoples Bank of Durant, who was the chairman of the original com mittee that began work on getting the hospital for beat two and whose efforts were largely res ponsible for it, was mast* * of cere monies. After the invocation had been given by the Rev- Curtis Ellis, of West, a member of the hospital board of trustees, Mr. McKenziu welcomed the large crowd and briefly reviewed the early begin ning of the hospital. The speaker was introd iced by ! Mr. McKenzie as the man who had , the “know-how” on planning and building hospitals. Dr. Galloway “Durant will have one of the best hospitals in the state of Mis sissippi and it is located on one oC the finest sites of any hospital is. the state,’- said Dr. Galloway, ex pressing his pleasure in being abler • to be present and participate ia the happy occasion. “This hospital," he said, “when completed will be as fire-res!— tant as it is possible to make m. modern building, being construct ed of concrete, brick and steel—* x ; and it has been planned to last from fifty to one hundred years. “It has been planned with anc •y« to the „iticipated growth of Durant and vicinity and if thin has been underestimated it will be an easy matter to expand Its ■ size. i m* I “The operating and delivery Irooms will be air-conditioned and if the time comes when funds are available to air-condition the whole building it can be accomr plished easily. “The kitchen has been set up to serve from 400 to 500 meals daily and the finest though not necessarily elaborate equipment will be used throughout.’^ To Operate Efficiently | Dr. Galloway said the hospital j had been planned to operate as | economically as possible also i The Durant hospital is the 22nd one to be *built in the state under the current hospital program: which has been hailed as the fore i most in the nation. Contracts on. jthe units already let exceed the | sum of 12 million dollars, he said* .and in addition 17 health centers I are also being erected under the ! program, one located at Lexing ton, the county site of Holmes I county. I in nis upening remains ur. u«i loway said he felt very much at home in Durant and Holmes coun ! ty because one of his early mem ories was the late “Corn Club’” 1 Smith, one of the pioneers in com I club work which later developed Unto national 4-H club activity, and who formerly lived near the site selected for the hospital. Mr. Smith addressed the high school class of which he was a student at Poplarville down in Pearl River county, Dr. Galloway said, and he has been one of his heroes ever since. Mrs. Howard At the conclusion of Dr. Gallo way’s address Mrs. John M. Howard, widow of the late John M. Howard, one of Holmes coun ity's foremost citizens during his lifetime and a former member of the state legislature from Holmes county, officially broke the ground which was selected as the ideal spot on which to build the | new hospital and which was do nated by her and her daughters. Miss Cargill Howell of New Or i s, ci is Sara Howard of Du rant, and Mrs, Chatwin M- Jack son, Jr., of Lexington. Others Present Others present who were pre sented by the master of cere monies were members of the Holmes County Board of Super visors who were President M. S Rogers, Joe H. Moore, and Kirk. P. Thomas; Chancery Clerk Parham H. Williams, secretary of the Supervisors, and Hon. H. H. Johnson, their attorney. The hos pital is being built under the di (Continued on Page Four) ' ’ 1 Tommie's Cafe Enlarged Air-Cenditions Private Dining Room Enlargement and Improve ments have recently been com pleted at Tommie’s Cafe, Durant, owned and operatecTby Mrs. Tom mie York. The large private dining room, big enough to seat from 40 to 60 people comfortably has recently been finished and completely air conditioned using Carrier equip ment which A. K. VanKeuren in stalled. This dining room is al ways open for Sunday dinners and Mrs. York ertends to the public a cordial invitation to use this nice facility. The private dining room is also available for private dinners and parties at any time. Health Dept. Bldg. Nears Completion Work On Interior May Require Until Mid-November The $45,000 County Health De partment building, under con struction on China and Andrews streets for the past several mon ths, is nearing completion on the exterior, though interior work may take another two months, ac cording to a report from the Health department Tuesday. It was hoped that moving into the new building could be enabled I not later than the middle of No vember. According to Mrs- Hal Gilliam, public health nurse, the attractive modern brick construction will have five offices, two clinic rooms, an X;ray room, two wait ing rooms, and an assembly room to accomodate~45 persons, besides dressing and storage rooms, and closet space. The interior is be ing done in pale green. Plastering, painting, sewerage work, installation of heating equipment, and plumbing, is be ing done to the interior of the building. An estimated $1000 in new equipment will be added. Mrs. Johnie Oridge, superin tendent of the Lexington hospi tal, told that Dr. V. D. Galloway, secretary of the State Hospital board, and Architect Powell Hall for the commission on hospital care, with Mr. Gates and Mr. Bir chett, architects for the building, all of Jackson, spent the after noon at the hospital here recent ly Dr. Galloway said It was hoped that contract for the $150,000 of additions to the Lexington hospi tal could be let by December, and construction work underway by January, 1950. The $11,000 Durant Health cen ter building is still pending, with paperwork to be completed, Mrs. Gilliam reports. It will be located ed between the Frozen Food Locker and Central Laundry in Durant, facing Lewis Grocer com. pany. A ground-breaking ceremony for the new beat two 25-bed hos pital at Durant was held Wednes day afternoon, August 31, at the hospital site. Dr. Galloway was chief speaker. Funeral Held For Henry Downer Eades Funtral services for Henry Downer Eades, 62, of Cruger, who died August 28 after an illness of one year, were held at Emory Me thodist church Monday, August 29, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. W S. McAUily, assisted by the Rev. W. M. Langley, officiating Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Eades was the brother of Mrs. Cal Coleman of Lexington. He leaves also, his wife, Mrs. Re becca Melton Eades. a son, Jerry E. Eades, and a daughter, Mrs. Marion Johnson, of Cruger; also two grandchildren, Sara Johnson and Betty Eades Southern Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Estes Hill, Roscoe Johnson, Horace Vandiver, G. G. Griffin, Marion Johnson, and H. Y. Parker. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Waller and son, Billy, have returned from a vacation visit in Gulfport and Bil oxi.