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THE DURANT NEWS
I ___92nd YEAR NUMBER 14 DURANT. MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1949 ..$2.0n i>pr yp*t * I believe that New York City i< prettiest this time of year, anc that the prettiest time of day i< at twilight, The other day at £ p.m. 1 stated up the steps of tht public library and just had to stof and view for a few moments, tht spectacle. Directly in front of mt the sharp brilliance of Times square flung itself against tht darkening sky. Behind, the tall stacks of the Edison company reared up near the United Na tions buildings. Upper 5th ave ue was ablaze with delightful colored holiday lights. And to tht South in awesome splendor, the great spire of the Empire State building shot up into the evening blue like a magnificant Roman candle put there for the festive celebration. Recently the Lackawanna rail road launched its newest, streamlined train, The Phoebe Snow, which is now in daily ser vice between New York and Chi cago. Intrigued by the title of this train, I decided to find out what it meant, so from J. Hamp ton Baumgartner, public relations manager of the railroad I found that Phoebe Snow was a fictitious ' young lady introduced onto the American business scene by this railroad around 1900 and soon be came a well-known figure in ad vertising. She was “dressed in white, found much delight, upon the road of anthracite’’ and has now been brought back to typify the road again. in a state just aDOve us nere are two men I cannot help but ad mire. They are William Benton and Chester Bowles and although you may not agree with their politics, these two Connecticut citizens are, I believe you will agree, about as outstanding ex amples of American success stor ies as you’ll find in a day’s look through the “Who’s Who.” Both started out in New York City a quarter of a century ago as young advertising salesmen. They form ed the agency of Benton and Bowles which became, in time, one of the largest in the business. After making a million dollars each they both sort of retired — that it is if you can call becoming governor of Connecticut retired— as Bowles is — and being a Unit ed States Senator retired — as Benton is, now that he has just been appointed to that office by Bowles I used to live near uak Ridge, Tennessee, that now-famous home of atomic energy and at that time never had much idea I would ever be in New York. Now that I live here, I am just as surprised to note that 33 seniors of the Oak Ridge High schood are coming to New York to settle down for five days of sight-seeing in the first long-distance exchange of second ary public school pupils in this part of the country. For you see, just after these Tennessee boys and girls have their visit here, a batch of students from Bronxville High school right near where I live will go down to Oak Ridge to study atomic energy, soil ero sion and water control. This city plays host to over 600 conventions a year, or about two a day, and nearly every business has its own annual pow-wow sometime between now and spring. So as usual, an army of once-a-year orators are searching hard for stories they can be re minded of — which reminds me of the story of the introducer who took so long to introduce the main speaker that when he turn ed around at long last, the speak er was gone. H Gub Organized; Officers Elected Organization of the “H” club was completed at a meeting of its members on November 14 These officers were elected: O. L. Thomas, president; James Dukes, vice president; Mattye Collins, secretary and treasurer; Edna Earl Edwards, reporter. At this meeting Coach Branch read the by-laws of the “H” club and plans were begun for the year. The primary aim of the “H” club is to improve school spirit. The “H” club has already asked students to refrain from wearing on the campus, letters or awards from any school except those won at Holmes Junior College. ■ » ’ 1 '* "V ' ' . — - • Patients At The Hospital Mrs. C. D. Walters, Durant Mrs. A. G. Weathersby, Lexington Henry Eakin, Lexington Colored Baby Patterson, Tchula Melvin Roby, Lexington Julia Polk, Lexington March Of Dimes Drive Scheduled Jan. 16-31 In Holmes County M. B. Brown Is Holmes Campaign Director With the completion of state wide organization for the 1950 March of Dimes scheduled Janu ary 16-31, Dr. Felix J. Under wood, state chairman, announced that M. B. Brown will direct the drive in Holmes county. "This has been our blackest year for infantile paralysis," stated Dr. Underwood. “All | through the summer and fall I months, the fight against it rag I ed, while the disease continued its vicious onslaughts. Widely scattered communities throughout the nation suffered from its un precedented attacks. As of No vember 30, 41,000 cases had been reported. Mississippi has been hard hit, with a record high num ber of cases—349 to date. “Financial requirements for pa tient care have been enormous March flf Dimes funds were wip ed out, and it was necessary to conduct an emergency epidemic drive for stop-gap funds to carry on until the regular fund raising campaign in January. “The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis sent almost $10,000,000 to county chapters this year when local funds were ex hausted in caring for the stricken. Mississippi chapters received help in the amount of $130,000 from the National Foundation’s Epi demic Aid fund, “We are thankful that all Mis sissippi polio patients have re ceived excellent hospital and me dical care,” Dr. Underwood said. “Had it not been for the ready availability of funds during the pdist summer, the story would have been tragically different for some of our Mississippi children. Polio victims often need treat ment over a long period of time to restore health and prevent per manent crippling and incapaci tation — and this treatment is expensive. “This unprecedented number of polio ptaients has created a finan cial crisis for the National foun dation at a time when reports from the research laboratories, seeking a means of control of the disease, are more encouraging than ever before. This important work must not be interrupted. “These conditions,” Dr. Un derwood added, “challenge our best efforts in planning for the March of Dimes campaign. The need for funds is urgent, and 1 am confident that all Mississip pians will give their whole hearted support to this worthy cause. “With the joyous Christmas season opening our hearts in sym pathy and good will to our fellow men, I hope that all Mississip pians will be considering this need. Remembering how far and how mercifully our dimes have marched in the saving of life and health, let us be ready to do our full part in the coming March of Dimes drive.” Emmett C. Reese, chairman of the Holmes county chapter of the National foundation, called on all citizens to give their full support to Mr. Brown in the forthcoming drive. Holmes Bulldogs End Season With 6-5 Record The Holmes Bulldogs completed this 1949 football season with six wins to five losses. The teams and scores are: Holmes 6—Poplarville 34 Holmes 27—Perkinston 14 Holmes 27—Moorhead 14 Holmes 0—Decatur 25 Holmes 7—Ellisville 20 Holmes 26—Fulton 12 Holmes 27—Summit 34 Holmes 21—Hinds 14 Holmes 20—Scooba 0 Holmes 26—Senatobia 0 Holmes 24—Wesson 26 Buy Christmas Seals Help Stamp Out TB Baptist Church To Show "Skid Row" Film Wed. “Out of the Night,” a new sound and color film of authentic scenes from Chicago’s Skid Row will be shown Wednesday night December 21 at 7 00 o’clock at the First Baptist church at Durant. The thirty minute picture is sponsored by the Pacific Garden ; Mission, Chicago, and uses a fasl i moving documentary technique to show the mission’s work among the outcasts of Skid Row The plot is based on actual case histories. The public is cordially invited to attend. U.S. Forester Miller Warns Sportsmen With the hunting season now in full swing in Mississippi, Ivc W. Miller, Flood Control Forester, cautioned sportsmen to be ex tremely careful with their guns and fires in the woods. The U S. Forest service estimates that this year a total of a quarter of a million hunters will comb the 15,000.000 acres of hunting lands of the Southern National forests for game. In behalf of his own safety and that of his fellowman, the U. St Forest service asks the hunter who goes into the woods to re member that: 1. Your gun is designed to kill. Be careful. There may be another human being in your line of fire. Make sure before you fire. Don’t let a woodland tragedy happen to you. 2. There are other people in the woods besides yourself. Some work there, some live there, and some — like yourself — are hunt ing there. Make doubly .sure be fore you raise that gun to your shoulder. If you’re not careful, you may kill somebody. 3. A gun can kill, but so can a forest fire. Use caution. Look be fore you shoot; and leave the woods as you found them — UN burned. You may want to come back. ----4 HJ.C. Basketball Schedule 1949-50 Dec. 2—Northwest at Senatnbu Dec. 3—Ole Miss Frosh There Dec. 6—Northwest, Carrollton Dec. 9—Miss. State Frosh Thert Dec. 13—Ole Miss Frosh Here Dec. 16—Fulton Here Dec. 17—Fulton at Kosciusko, Jan. 6—Decatur There Jan. , 7—Scooba There Jan. 13—Wesson Here Jan. 14—Summit Here Jan. 20—Booneville There Jan. 21—Fulton There Jan. 24—Moorhead Tltere Jan. 27—Booneville Here Jan. 28—Booneville Here Jan. 31—Hinds Here Feb. 7—Hinds There Feb. 8—All American-Girls Here Feb. 10—Wesson There Feb. 11—Summit There - Bulldogs Elect Captain And Alt-Captain For 1950 Season Members of the Holmes Junior College football squad met Fri day, December 9, for the pur pose of electing the captain and alt-captain for 1950. Paul Spa kowski, quarterback for the Bull dogs this year, was elected as captain, and Elwood Rainwater was chosen as alt-captain. These boys did much toward making our team a great one this past season, and Holmes Junior Col lege is proud of them. Holidays Begin December 21 The holidays at Holmes Junior college will begin Wednesday, December 21, at 10 a.m. School work will begin on January 3. Prior to the holidays, several interesting features will happen, including the annual Christmas program, basketball games and the Christmas dance. Everyone is expected to remain here until holidays begin and be back on time when classes re sume. H. J. C. To Present Christmas Program Holmes Junior college will pre sent “Christmas By Candlelight’’ in the college auditorium Sunday night, December 18 at 7:30 o’ clock. The public is cordially in vited. Miss Mavey Dodd Crowned "Miss Bradfordn | * X i . .. . ^ . Miss Mavey Dodd, daughter oi Mr. anu Mrs. W. J. Dodd, Jr„ and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dodd, Sr., of West, was crowned “Miss Bradford High' of Bradford high school at Stark I ~ ' * Florlca, recently. The queen re ! ceived a sterling silver bracelet I upon which was engraved “Miss Bradford 1949.” The queen wore a dark green suit and a cor dage of yellow carnations. Sot. Security Figures On Holmes Area bv Leon T. LI "in As a ration, we took our first step to lesson the problem of our financial insecurity with the pas sage of the Social Security act. The cardinal aims of social secur ity are to keep individuals and families from destitution, to keep families together, to give chil dren the opportunity to grow up in their own homes. Although the Social Security act is a Federal law, the Federal government operates only one ol I the programs, that of old-age and | survivors insurance. The other 1 seven programs are opeated by the states with the Federal gov ernment cooperating and con tributing funds. Today, under the old-age and survivors insurance program alone. Uncle Sam’s mailmen are delivering monthly checks to nearly 3,000,000 persons. 119 of this number live in Holmes coun ty, 39 are retired workers: 11 aged wives: 13 widows; 53 chil dren of both retired and deceased workers and three aged depend ent parents. j The office of the Social Secur ! ity administration is located in Greenwood. A representative of that office will be in Lexington or. Tuesday, December 20, at the Mississippi State Employment service office at 10:00 a.m. William Turbeville Passes December 13 Funeral services for William j Turbeville, 75, who died at Com munity hospital Tuesday after noon, December 13, after an ill ! ness of three years, were held j this morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Hebron Methodist church. The j Rev. Jtfck Evahs officiated and i burial was in Hebron cemetery. | Mr. Turbeville was bom in I Kemper couni y on April 12, 1874, but had lived in Holmes county since early boyhood. He had been engaged in farming for approxi mately 60 years. Surviving are seven sons, W. O. Turbeville, Scott; R. O. Turbe ville, Cruger; Leslie Turbeville, .Jackson; C. A. Turbeville, Valley I Park; B. E. Turbeville, Lambert; A. R. Turbeville, Lexington and E. B. Turbeville, Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Woods, Greenville; Mrs. Grace Greene, Tchula; Lucile Turbeville, Hou ston, Texas; and Mrs. Christine Evans of Lexington. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Dora Shipp of Lexington; one brother, Frank R. Turbeville, of Vaiden; 17 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. 1’allbearers were Elmo Greene, Louis Green, Mahlon Turbeville, Calvin Turbeville, Frank Turbe ville, Jr., and Bill Turbeville. Southern Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. H.J.C. Vets Spearhead Conference Attack James Duke (left) and James Free will head the scoring de partment for Holmes this season Holmes will open their conference season at home Friday night, De cember 16, when the boys and girls will play host to Ittawamba Junior college teams from Fulton. The games will start at 7 p.m. I Presbyterian Christmas Program Announced A special Christmas program will be presented at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, at the Du rant Presbyterian church, accord ing to the Rev. S. L. McCullouch, pastor. The program will be as follows: cantata, “The Music Of Bethle hem," by Halton, under the di rection of Mrs. C. A. Doster; pan tomine, “The Manger Scene,” di rected by Mrs. J. D. Alsbury. There will be a “Joy Gift” of fering for retired ministers and their widows. Holmes Trims State Frosh 58 To 46 Sat. The Holmes Junior College five won a well played basketball game in the Mississippi State col lege barn Saturday night from the State freshmen by a score of 59-46. Howard Guthrie, Holmes pivot man, was high scorer while Elmo “Tree Top" Branch led the State freshmen with 21 points. Shu man Allen, Holmes guard and M. Keys of State stood out on de fense. The game was played as a pre liminary to the Mississippi State Georgia game which resulted in a 51-40 State victory. The fresh man team will return the game with Holmes at some date fol lowing the Christmas holidays. Holmes Position Stata Free, 11 f Branch, 21 Duke, 10 f Clark. 11 Guthrie, 23 c Keys, 4 Allen, 10 g Aiken, 2 Hoffman, 4 g Robin, 2 Substitutes: State freshmen— Brusker, 3, Duplain, 3, anc Brantley. Holmes — Campbel j and Redford. .George F. Hannon Passes Af Jackson Funeral services for Georgi Fredrick Harmon, 59, of Duran and native of Hjolmes county who died Saturday morning, De cember 10 at 3:20 at the Veteran hospital in Jackson, were hel< Sunda. December 11 at the Me thodist church in Goodman. Thi Rev. George Curtis, pastor of thi Goodman and Pickens Methodis churches officiated. Burial was ii Hillcrest cemetery. Mr. Harmon is survived by twi sisters, Mrs. W. J. Doty of Good man and Mrs. D. K, Gulledge also of Goodman. Pallbearers were J. D. Neaves T. H. Dorsey, Jr., A. S. Donald Jr„ J. J. Browning, J. R. Kil lebrew, H. I. Cowsert, Hoove: Maxwell and Earl T. Skelton. i Honorary pallbearers were hi: | friends. Southern Funeral home was ir charge of arrangements. HJC Honor Roll For Second Six-Weeks Dean G. J. Everett and Mr. F. B. Branch have announced the honor roll of the college and high school for the second six weeks period. There is a total of twenty nine. Three high school students had all A’s. These students are: Patsy Lorance, Martha Gene Schrock, and Mauricio Le Sage. The number on the honor roll is a marked improvement over the first six weeks. Those students making the honor roll are: Sophomores — Clentis Bailey, Max Brasher, John A. Cain, James Dukes, Edna Earl Ed wards, Dan Griffin, Virginia Helm, Max Killebrew, William 13 Lee, Joan Pannell, Harold Rainwater, Joe Sorrell and John Terry. Freshmen — Mary Lewis, V. A. McDaniel, Joe McCullouch, Dorothy Pickens, Billy Sykes, Fred F. Evans, Sam D. Hall, and James B. Lee. High School — Millie Brown ing, Patsy Lorance, Anne Branch, Richard Callejas, Pauline Hand, Mauricio Le Sago, Martha Gene schrock and Charlie Dickerson. Pickens Team Wins First Cage Tilt The Pickens high school boy’s basketball team met the Coxburg iigh school team at the Coxburg jym Friday night. The Pickens -earn won and Bobby Dickerson )f Pickens was the high scorer for the night. Big Black Farmers Hold Meet and Dinner At HJC Thursday Miller And Livingston Address Group On Woods Fire Protection I. W. Miller, project forester for the Yazoo River Flood Control project, and E. B. Livingston, as sistant educational director of the Mississippi Forest service were after-dinner speakers at a meet ing of the Big Black Farmers club held in the dining hall of Holmes Junior college Thursday, Decem ber 8. Mr. Miller stated that Holmes county has 230,000 acres of ttm berland capable of producing 300 board feet of forest products per acre per year if protected from fire and overcutting. Mr. Miller further pointed out that the har vesting and processing of this annual growth could produce an annual payroll in Holmes county of better than $2,500,000 a year. Mr. Livingston told of the town of Morton that “pulled in more money last year than all of Car roll county, and timber did It** He pointed out that the forests' around Morton have been pro tected from fire for the pant fif teen yean. According to Mr. Livingston a. little less than half the counties in Mississippi are under a op erative fire protection organisa tion and there were more fkrss in three of the unprotected counties than all of the protected counties put ogether. The club members were invited to inspect the pro tective organization that the County Supervisors of Carroll and Attala have organized in coopera t tion with the State Forest service. Mr. Livingston told how Holm es might get similar forest pro tection. 'The County Supervisors ,may levy h ta* of two cants an ■acre on iqmd clamed as woodland and the'State and Federal Gov ernment contribute another six cents an acre. Thus the county . pays only one-fourth of the total ; cost of portection. The protec tive organization consists of firi . towers that spot smokes and radib j fire locations to fire fighting I jeeps, tractor drawn fire plows . and fire fighting crews, ; ; Mr. Hoover Maxwell, a club , member from near Pickens point t ed out that he had more damage , from grass and forest fires in the past five years thin his protec , tion cost would amount to for the rest of his life. , John M. Kimbrough, Jr., of Lexington stated that two cents an acre for protection seemed rea-. sonable since it costs ten dollars | to plant an acre of trees. J. W. Fowler Rites Held Thursday j James Whitfield Fowler, 83, supervisor of the Memphis divi sion of the IC railroad in Green wood since 1937, died Wednesday afternoon, December 7, at 3:10 at i the Greenwood Leflore hospital. The well known railroad offic ial was taken to the hospital in Greenwood Wednesday afternoon, December 7, about 12:30 p.m. He had been in poor health for a year. Mr. Fowler was a native of Lexington, and had been with the IC since 1902. He served as su pervisor of the railroad at Tut wiler from 1919 to 1937, and had lived in Greenwood since 1937 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Fincher Fowler, Green wood: a daughter, Mrs. Ann J. Fox. Canton; ’a brother, Earl H. Fowler, Lexington; and a sister, Mrs. J. J. Mace of Phoenix, Ari zone. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist church in Greenwood with the Rev. N. J. Golding offic iating. Burial was in Odd Fel lows cemetery in Lexington. Pallbearers were Scott Fowler, James Fowler, Weldon Fowler. W. H. Fincher, Jr.. John Word, Fincher Word. V. O. Ingold and Jack Reid. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family and mem bers of the Greenwood-Memphia division of the IC railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Montgomery left Tuesday for their new home in Starkville. Miss Patricia Stout of Jackson spent the weekend with her grandparents, Mr. and MTs R. W Rhyne.