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H . by Haul Brannon Smith On next Tuesday Holmes county voters will go to the polls and elect a congressman to succeed the Hon. Will M. Whittington who is retiring as our congressman after more than twenty years of distinguished service. > There are two contenders for his post Tuesday — State Senator Oscar O. Wolfe of Duncan, and State Senator Frank E. Smith of Greenwood. We will not attempt to discuss the campaign and issues in this column. But we will point out to every reader the importance of voting. The privilege of being able to elect the men who govern this country is more than mere privil ege — it is a solemn duty. As good citizens we are responsible for the election of good men to run our government — and if we don’t have the kind of government we want we have only ourselves to blame. In examining the Holmes coun ty returns in the Democratic Pri mary election we noted that only 1,675 people voted. This is less than half of the number of quali fied voters in Holmes county. If we lived in a country where we didn't have the right to vote we would undoubtedly fight for that right until we secured it. No aacrifice would be too great in order to gain the privilege of vot ing — even our lives. Do we care so little, appreciate to little, our opportunities in this country and our freedom that we tit idly by and lose them? From the number of votes oast in Holmes county in the first pri mary I would say that we Holmes1 countians do not care whether we can vote or not — but 1 know we do care. I hope our readers will show their interest in our government by going out Tuesday and voting for the man we consider the best qualified to represent us in Con gress. Do not turn this matter off by saying your vote doesn’t count. Every vote counts. Your vote also counts when you stay away from the polls. The citizen who stays away from the polls and doesn’t make the effort to vote is just ns bad as the citizen who votes his own per sonal interest rather than for the best qualified man. ( Both of these candidates have a message for the voters of the Third Congressional District in this issue of the paper. See pages 2 and 6. Read their messages and make up your own mind — then go to the polls Tuesday and vote your choice. A lit; SCVUIIU dllllUdl nUllllL’?. county fair and livestock show will be held in Lexington this • month from Sept. 18th through the 23rd. The fairgrounds on highway 12 have been improved and the mem bers of the Lexington Junior Chamber of Commerce have in stalled a fence along the highway that does much to improve the general appearance. Catalogs were distributed Mon day showing the requirements for livestock entering the fair and the various classes and divisions of competition. Read elsewhere on this page a story giving complete Information on the fair—then if you have anything to enter get ready. The more competition we have at the fair the better off we will he—and the greater show can be put on. As the Holmes County Bank and Trust Company said in its adver tisement in the fair catalog: ‘This (the fair) is a fine way to help em phasise the importance of a di versified farm program in Holmes countv and this section of our state.” And a diversified farm program is the only way any county pre dominantly agricultural can solve its economic problems. Smart farmers know this and are not depending upon any one crop for a living Pickens Artists Appear On Allison's Program Mrs. Harry Worthy, well-known soprano of Pickens, presented a program of arias and folk songs to a large audience at Allison's Wells on Tuesday evening, Sep tember 5. Her performance was greeted with much enthusiasm. On Labor Day, Mrs. T. O. Bu ford and Johnny Yarborough, both of Pickens, gave a program of two- piano numbers and solos for the last of the current sea son’s musical evenings at Alli son’s Wells. Many ’ncores were called for by a most appreciative audience. Attends Banquet «, Mrs. Erma White attended the annual banquet of the Pike-Am fte-Walthall Unit of the Missis sippi Hairdressers Association in McComb Tuesday night. THE DURANT NEWS 92nd YEAR NUMBER 52 mJKANT, MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951) ' tv Congressman Will Be Elected Tuesday In Third District Wolfe And Smith Contend For Post; Officials Named Qualified voters of Holmes coun ty will go to the polls next Tues day, Sept. 12th, to choose a repre sentative in Congress to take the place of the Hon. Will M. Whit tington, who is retiring at the end of his term this year. Third district electors will choose between Slate Senator Frank E. Smith of Greenwood, and State Senator Oscar O. Wolfe, of Duncan. The third man in the congressional race was Lomax Lamb, Marks attorney who was eliminated in the Democratic Pri mary on August 22. Every qualified voter In the1 county is urged to go out and vote in the election Tuesday. Election officials who will serve in the second primary election Tuesday are listed as follows: (The first person named is the return ing officer and the next two are managers. The next two listed are clerks and the last name is that of the peace officer for the beat.) Lexington: W. D. Ford, A. B. Parker, Mrs. A. P. Shepherd, Mrs. L. B.Gilliland, W. H. Roach; Acona: J. D. Williams, K. F. Downer. Mrs. J. R. Booth, Miss Mary Steele, Mrs. K. F. Downer, J. R. Rnnth* ITr'inlrlin' T r sey, Mrs. J. M. Powers, Noel Dren nan, Mabel Drennan, Mrs. J. R. Lipsey, G. H. Love. Durant: Mrs. R. C. Elmore, Cal vin King, W. E. Cresswell, Mrs. John Jenkins. Mrs. Paul Odom,! W. E. Durham; Goodman: George Mitchell, W. A. Thomas, Mrs. E. I. Doty, Elizabeth Moody, Mayme Hollum, J. D. Taggart; West: Mrs. W. T. Hand, W. H. Jackson, Mrs. G. L. Brock, Mrs. A. C. Aut try, Albert Browning, D. E. Camp bell; Edsville: J. L. Moorhead, I Mrs. Maggie McLellan, Mrs. L. E. j Parkinson, Mrs. G. D. McLellan, Mrs. J. L. Moorhead, George D. I McLellan; Emory: Andrew I Snuih, Mrs. W. E. Grace, Mrs. Con nie D. Cade, Mrs. Andrew Smith, Mrs. S. S. Truitt, Mrs. Cora E. Downer; Bowling Green: Hugh McLellan, Mrs. Hugh McLellan, S. J. McLellan, Mrs. J. I. McLel lan, Mrs. S. J. McLellan, A. E. Ellington. Eulogy: Mrs. Lillian Hocutt, Mrs. W. E. Hearn, Mrs. H. O. Pet tus, Earl Covington, Aubrey Peirce, J. P. Malone; Richland: W. J. Shanks. Santa Tackett, J. F. Sample, G. F. Byrd, Mrs. J. L. Branch, Luther Upshaw; Pickens: Mrs. H. S. McKie, J. K. Thomas, H. G. Worthy, Mrs. S. D. Simpson, Josephine Burton, Hal Peterson; Ebenezer: B. W. Humphrey, E. E. O'Reilly, W. B. Lucas, Edwin Murtagh, Edgar Brown, H. C. Brock. Thornton: W. H. Rushbrook, Mrs. C. G. Campbell, John J. Li berto, Mrs. J. N. Hearn, Mrs. M. L Smith, J. N. Hearn. Tchula: T. J. Rogue, J. L. Shields, Willie E. Jones, Mrs. J. B. Irving, Mrs. Florence Buck, A C. Conger; Cruger: T. B. Smith. Henry B. McLellan, Mrs. J. E Turner. W. B Farmer. Mrs M W. Estes. I. W. Brown. Holmes Native Buried At Oregon Cemetery Funeral services were held at the Oregon Church near Lexing ton Thursday, August 31, for Mr. T. J. Whittington, life-long resi dent of Minter City. Mr. Whit tington died in the Jackson Bap tist hospital Wednesday, August 30. He was eighty-four. Services were conducted by th' Rev'. Mr. G. R. Grisham, pastor of the Minter City Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. C. T Floyd, pastor of the Lexington Methodist Church. Born in Ho Imps county. Mr. Whittington was a plantation manager for about 60 years, and a member of he Minter City Me thodist Church. He was the son of the late J. W. Whittington and Mary Doty Fonvilie. He is survived by one sister. Mrs. Annie Rogers of Tchula. a niece, Mrs. J. R. Watson of Lex ington, and a number of other nieces and nephews about the state. Among the relatives from out of town who atended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whittington of Midnight, and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Chatonev nnd son, Henry Arthur of Jackson. Interment took place at the Oregon cemetery under the direc tion of the Southern Funeral Home. Thirteen Holmes Men Get Induction Orders Thirteen men from Holmes coun ty have received orders for in duction into the U. S. Army on September 14. These men are, white: Donald Milton Parrish, Tchula; William Roy Wigley, Durant; Roy E. Wil liams, Durant; and Walter Ellis Tyson, Route 1, Eden. Colored: Jake Benito Bias, Jr.. Tchula; Leroy Coleman, Pickens: Robert Lee Henderson. Lexing ton; Ernest Jordan, Route 2, Lex ington; Moria Anthony, Route 1, Durant; George Charlie Reeves, Lexington; Booker T. Donald son, Route 4, Lexington; William Murry Smith, Route 1, Tchula; and Jonathan Pittman, Route 6. Lexingon. These men were called from the group of 20 who passed the pre induction physical examination given in August. On Sept. 26. 63 more men will receive pre-induc tion physical examinations. District "Queen" Will Be Selected At Greenville, Sept. 15 Holmes County Girl Will Be Among Groups To Compete Delta Mississippi's “Queen of the Forests” will be chosen from 17 county contest winners includ ing a Holmes county girl in a col orful ceremony ait the Agricultur al and Livestock Show in fro it oi me grandstand at 7 o’clock p.m. on September 20, at Greenville. Arrangements were made for the contest by District Forester T. D. McKillop of the Mississippi Forest Service and (the fair com mittee. Mr. McKillop is in over all charge of the contest. County contests to select win ners to compete in Greenville will) be held prior to September 15 in the following counties: Yazoo. Madison. Slharkey, Issaquena, Holmes, Humphries, Carroll, Sun flower, Bolivar, Leflore, Coa homa, Quitman, Tunica, Panola, Tate and DeSoto. The county contest in Holmes will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Center Theatre in Lexington. About 15 Holmes girls will compete at i this time. Henry Forest Flem- . ing. Cruger, will be master of t ceremonies at the event and | judges will be from out of town. Names of girls entering will be i carried aexi week in this news paper. One of the requirements of the contest is that no one may com pete who resides in a town of 2500 or more inhabitants. It is the purpose of the contest to see that the winner is classified as a ’’rur al” girl. She must be between the | ages of 16 and 21 and unmarried. | The winner of the title “Miss Delta Queen of the Forests” will go to Jackson October 13 to com pete with winners from four other districts for the title of “Miss Mis sissippi Queen of the Forests,” which will be held in connection with the annual Forest and For ests Products parade, a feature of school day at the Mississippi State Free Fair. College Students Leave Soon For Fall Term The wild geese have gone south, according to reports, and with the coming of fall college students are turning their minds toward books, classes, and football games. Cam puses over the country will wel come eleven Durant freshmen this year and a number of old stu dents back again. Entering College Freshmen students are Glenn! Cain, who will be at Millsaps, Rose, Marie Counts, at Blue Mountain., Ray Hastings, Ivon Jones, Roy I Martin, and Aubrey McLellan, ail • at Holmes Junior College, Hugh I Carl McLellan, Millsaps, Ruth Pittman, Mississippi College, Pau line Phillips, who enters nurses training at the John Gaston Hos pital in Memphis, Inez Shelton, Holmes Junior College, and Rob ert Streetman, Holmes Junior College. Students Returning Among the students returning to college this year are Red Tay lor, Jr., Louise DeLoach, and Mary Lewis, who will be sopho mores at Holmes Junior College. Ann Heggie will be a junior at Millsaps College. Bessie Burrell will return to the University of Ohio as a senior. Ann Bowie will be a senior at Ole Miss. Robert Paul Odom, senior at Mississippi i State, Robert Love, senior at Ole Miss, and Robert Irbv. senior at State. School Enrollment Shows Increase Over Last Year Enrollment in the Durant High School this year is 70, and in gram mar school 283 pupils are enrol led. This shows an increase of one student in high school over last year, and an increase of 19 gram mar school students, states Mr. N. C. Hathorn, superintendent. Increased Payments Under Social Security Begin This Month Many People Affected In This District By New Law “There will be no delay in get ting out the increased insurance benefit payments provided by the amended Social Security Act,’’ declares Mrs. Mary King Temple, manager of the Greenwood Social Security office. , Mis. Temple returned from a three-day conference in Jackson, held in connection with the amended act, signed into law by Presiuent Truman on August 28, 1950. Nineteen field office managers iram ! ha* Ki atPS iVi is^iceirtni tinrl Alabama, together with a region al representative from Atlanta at ttndeu the training session. "At the conference, I learned that the area offices have been working overtime to compute the increased amounts of payment and are ready now to get out the higher benefit checks,” says Mrs. Temple. Under a provision of the new law, increased payments will go to everyone now receiving old age or survivors insurance pay ments. This is effective Septem ber 1. “Cards notifying present bene ficiaries of this important provi sion of the new law have been mailed,” declared Temple. "The increases will show on the September checks which will reach them early in October,” she added. Payments under the amended | law will range from a minimum | of $20 for a retired insured worker to $150 maximum for family bene fits. Mrs. Temple requests benefi ciaries in this locality wait un til the receipt of their Septem ber checks to find out the exact amount of their individual in creased benefit payments. Under the new law, Mrs Tem ple says people age 65 or over will be eligible for insurance benefits beginning in September if they have been paid wages of $50 or more in six or more different cal endar quarters for work covered by social security. Roughly, this is a year and a half. She esti mates that 350 people in this lo cality will be entitled to immedi ate payments under tins provi sion. Many of these people had made application before but could not qualify for benefits un der the old law. The Greenwood social security office is making every effort to get in touch with those of whom it has record, bu asks the cooperation of everyone who may know of such a person. ‘•Tell him or tell us,” says Mrs Temple. “Have him come to our office and file a new application for old-age and survivors insur ance benefit payments.” The other provisions of the new law, extending social security coverage to groups of workers and self-employed people heretofore excluded, will go into effect on January first. Mrs. Temple esti mates that 13.500 people in this lo cality alone will come under so cial security at that time under the new social security law. Baptists Will Meet To Plan Crusade A county Baptist Associational meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church of Durant on Mon day, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. E. Powell Lee of Dallas will be present to meet all pastors and associational workers to discuss and make plans for the 1951 Evan gelistic Crusade. The Rev. C. M. Day. Moderator of the Holmes Countv Association, urges all pastors, officers, and in terested people of the association to be present at this meeting Called By Marines Mr. Pat Summerhill will leave Monday, Sept. 25 to take his phy sical examination in Jackson for entrance into the Marine Corps. He is a member of the reserves If he passes he will go on to Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sheriff's Force Busy 4 Stills Destroyed; Nine Raids Made Negro Held On Felony For Trading Cars; Now In Jail Sheriff Ellis E. Wynn ana his force have been very busy during the past two weeks. Four stills have been captured and nine raids made on alleged bootlegging joints around the county. Stills were destroyed reportedly owned by Tommy Robinson near Franklin, Joe Willie Buckley’s house back of the roundhouse in Durant, Robert “Son” Smith on old highway 12 east of Durant on j land owned by John M' Bride. and Timothy Odie located two miles out on the Jurant-Bowling Green road. This brings to 72 the number of j stills destroyed by Sheriff Wynn I in the past two years and eight I months since he has been in of | fice. | Raids Made Nine raids were made in which [ whiskey was found just off the I premises at every place except | one. One raid was made at West, .Goodman, Lexington and near j Franklin, and five at Duranl. i Whiskey was found near four of me nve places raided in uuram. Approximately seven cases and four one-gallon jugs of moon | shine whiskey were destroyed. Negro Arrested Sheriff Wynn and Deputy Ben | nie Byrd went to Tunica Tuesday to bring back John Washington, wanted for felony in connection with trading mortgaged property. Washington reportedly bought a car from W. L. Ellis and Son in Lexington and traded it to Cle ments Chevrolet Co. in Durant before he had paid off the notes. He then left for Tunica where he formerly resided and was arrested in that place for reckless driving and driving without a driver’s license. Tunica authorities released him to Holmes authorities and he is now in the Holmes county jail. Resolutions On Monday night .September 4th, at the regular meeting of Board of Trustees of the Holmes County Community Hospital the fpllowing resolutions were duly entered into the official minutes: Resolved: That we, the Board of Trustees of the Holmes County Community Hospital, take this means to express our appreciation for the long and faithful service of Mrs. J. Oridge, retiring super intendent of the hospital. For over 19 years, in an executive capacity, she has rendered invaluable serv ice to the hospital and the peo ple of Holmes county. The earn estness, the fidelity, and the sin cerity with which she has served has ever been recognized by this board. T-» 1 J . rrn_V _ J individual and collective best wishes for success and happiness to Mrs. Oridge in her new endea vor. Resolved: That a certified copy of these resolutions be sent to Mrs. Oridge and copies to The Advertiser, and the State Bulle tin of the Mississippi State Nurses Association for publication. Board of Trustees, Holmes County Community Hospital Library Notes Everyone shares in the new hooks offered at the Holmes Coun ty Library at Durant this week. For adults “The Good Tidings,” h novel with religious background, by William Sidney; “The Family Takes A Wife.” a novel by the ever-entertaining Ethel Hueston; “The Legacy Of Fear” bv Garnett Weston is an entertaining mys tery. and “Let Thp Guns Roar!” by Charles Heckelmann will ap peal to readers of western stories. Older juvenile readers will be delighted with the new Nancy Drew mystery. “The Secret Of The Wooden Lady,” by Carolyn Keene, and the new Judy Bolton mystery, “The Clue To The Stone Intermediates will enjoy “The Lantern.” by Margaret Sutton. Crooked Little Path” and “Along Laughing Brook,” both books of nature stories by Thornton Gur gess. And the smaller readers will be entertained with “Tim Tadpole And The Great Bullfrog” by Mar jorie Flack. Recent visitors at the library were Mrs. G. A. Bennett, Boone ville; Miss Maty Alice Pegg, of Dayton. Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. (R. M. Herrington. Tupelo. ! Visits Sister ' Mrs. Hines of Zemuly is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Lockhart. Second Annual Holmes County Fair And Livestock Show Begins September 18th _ _ i *r Baptist Youth Rally To Feature Music A Youth Rally will be held at the Baptist church here Saturday night, September 9, with a music al program. William Lowry Com pere, Jr., student at Mississippi i College, will be present to play the marimba. Several young people of this church will take part on the pro gram, including the octette. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bulldogs Lose Two Men To Service Opening Game Is September 14 With Pearl River The Holmes Bulldogs have com pleted two weeks of conditioning and early drills in preparation for the season’s opening game here next week. Pearl River College of Poplarville will furnish the op position for the curtain-raiser for 1950. There is plenty of hard work for the squad in the next ten days. A regular inter-squad scrimmage game is nlannoH park this week. The squad took a second heavy blow the past week when two re gulars left for service. Frank Drake, end. of Durant, a regular the past season and one of the best linemen on the squad was called by the Marine reserves. Jack Kuykendall, back, a transfer from Auburn was about to be cal led by the army and volunteered in the Army Air Corps. The squad had already lost seven regulars from the 1949 squad by various service calls. Coaches J. W. Patrick and j Bobby Oswalt are working hard I with the squad, and are not too discouraged over the loss of key men. Scrimmage sessions this week should give the coaches a fair line up on the team person nel for the opening game Septem ber 14. The Jones Junior College game October 14 has been designated as Homecoming. A large group of former players and students are expected back to the campus for this important game. Chain Stores Council Sponsor 4-H Picnic The Mississippi Chain Stores Council sponsored a countywide 4-H club picnic at the armory in Lexington on Thursday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. There were 118 4-H club members and seven 4-H adult leaders enjoying the picnic. Square dancing was the out standing feature of the program. Guests for the occasion were Mr. Mitehem and Mr. Presley from Greenwood chain stores. After j several hours of square dancing, playing games, and singing the | group was served hotdoes. Coca-1 Colas and ice cream. Patients At The Hospital July 29 Mr. George Ellison, .Tchula August 27 Glen Shackleford, West August 30 Mrs. Floyd Reynolds and baby, Yazoo City (discharged 4) August 31 Mrs. J. S. Kealhofer, Durant Dwight Raspberry, Durant September 1 Mr. Willie R. Dickard, Lex. Mrs. J. N. Williamson, Durant (discharged 5) September 3 Hazel Lee Shackleford, West September 4 Mrs. H. H. Spell and baby. Lex. Mr. H. E. Mullen, Lexington September 5 David Samuelson, Tchula discharged 6) Mr. Marlin R. Cox, Jr., West September 6 Mrs. M. G. Hitt, Jr., Black Hawk Colored Patients August 20* Mose Leflore, Pickens j August 21 Joanna Davis, Cruger August 28 Pearl Ellis, Tchula August 29 Mathias Lee, Tchula August 31 Harrison Hayman, Piccena September 1 Lou Monson, Lexington September 2 Essie Venable, Tchula September S Ira Mae Brown, Vaiden l Jessie Williams, Lexington Riley Williams, Cruger $500 Prize Awards > Classes, Competition Are Completed The second annual Holmes County Fair and Livestock Show win begin on Monday. September 8 at Lexington. Cash prizes, to taling $500 will be awarded and many interesting exhibits will be an display. Facilities will be ready for the placing of entries beginning Mon Sept. 18 and continuing through 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. • There will be two divisions, one for white and one for colored, rhese two divisions will not show in competition with each other but will compete within their own iivision. Classes and ent»is will be the same in both divisions and prize money will be equally dis tributed. Superintendents Named Superintendents of classes and entries will be: W. R. Sullivan, Beef and Dairy Cattle, junior and senior divisions; H. T. Farish, Hogs, junior and senior divisions; H. H. Manning, Poultry and Tur key Show; A. P. Carroll and J. R. Goza, Crops Division; O. A. Cleve land, Community Booths- H T ransh, 'Wildlife Exhibit; Mi»g Joyce Williams, Women’s Divi sion; Miss Joyce Williams anH John Martin, Premiums Commit tees. Livestock Regulations All livestock entering the fair must be accompanied by an of ficial health certificate issued by an acredited veterinarian showing chat the animals are free from any infectious or contagious disease. Cattle must have passed one ne gative accJutination test for Bangs disease not more than 30 days be fore the date of the fair. Cattla under 18 months of age vaccinated under state-federal supervision with brucella abortus vaccine be tween 4 and 8 monhs of age may be admitted when accompanied by health ctrtiiicate stating the age, sex, breed and date of vaccination. No certificate is required on baby beef or barrows. Swine must be accompanied by health certificate showing them to be vaccinated with hog cholera vaccine or hog cholera serum and virus 3 weeks before entering the fair or serum alone within 15 days of entering the fair. Veterinarians and inspectors of the livestock Sanitary Board will be in attendance to check health certificates on all livestock. Directors and Committees Preparations for this event have been completed under the direc tion of the Fair Association .com posed of members of the Lexing ton Agricultural Development Association and Junior Chamber nf Commerce groups. Members of the General Executive Board are Emmett C. Reese, general chair man, Lawrence W. Rabb, Jr., gen eral secretary, and John J. Mar tin, treasurer. Directors are w. £. Thurmond, Paul Horan, Vernon King, H. T. Farish and Gene Thurman. The following committee mem bers have contributed a great deal of time and effort in making pre parations for the fair. The Build ing and Grounds committee, com posed of W. E. Strider, C. C. Tay lor, and Kelly Criiscoe; Indus trial Exhibits, Paul Horan and W. R. McLellan; Publicity and Ad vertising, Mrs. Hazel Brannon Smith, M. B. Brown, and Law rence Rabb, Jr.; Concessions, Doty Porter and W. R. McLellan; Traffic and Police, W. E. Thur mond and Allie Povall; Women’s Department, Miss Joyce Williams; Catalog and Program, Gene Thur man and MrS. Emmett Reese. The success of the first annual Holmes County Fair and Live stock Show, held last fall, leads to exoectations of an excellent show this year, with more and better exhibits and a larger attendance. The J. A. Ctentsch snows will be at the fair again, Monday through Saturday. Admission to the grounds will be 13c for every one. Any inquiries regarding exhibits may be directed to H. T. Farish or Miss Joyce Williams at the County Agent’s office in Lexing ton. Mrs. Jake Hermann To Open Kindergarten Mrs. Jake Hermann announces the ooening of her kindergarten on Monday, Sept. 25th. All mothers who have children who are interested are asked to contact Mrs. Hermann at once. The telephone number is 216-J. On The Coast Charles Barranco and Bobbv Irby spent several days last week on the coast.