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THE DURANT NEWS ■B5SSSSS-============-—-«=-—--—* ==^=========^^^^^^7^SmT ! pi [THROUGH I HAZEL | EYES , by Hazel Brannon Smith ^ Beginning Monday Blue Cross opens its annual mem bership enrollment in Holmes county—to last two weeks. It you are not a member of Blue Cross you should be. If you are interested contact the Blue Cross representative at either of the two hospitals in the county or see the representa tive who is working your com munity. Assisting in the membership campaign for the next two weeks are Mrs. Ellison in Pick ens, Mrs. Booth in Acona, Hee Cade in Tchula, Mrs. T. C. Gunn of Dumnt in West hnd Goodman. Mr*. A. S. Tatum of Durant will be working at both hospitals during the pe riod. During the past twelve months over 200 Holmes coun ty citiaeas received Blue Crass benefits which amounted to over $14,000 — representing 1,000 days used. In addition over $5,000 was paid in sur gical benefits. At the present time we have 3,000 Holmes countians enrolled. I It is hoped to double that I number if possible during the campaign. — Of first concern to Holmes county’s cotton farmers is the price of cotton. A1J farmer* i are being urged to put at least 1 one-half of their cotton in the: loan by County Agent W. R. Sullivan and other agricultural workers. Wc call your atten tion to a discussion of this mat ter by Mr. Sullivan in his column in this weeks Issue. In addition orfe hundred sou thern congressmen, led by our Third District Congressman] Frank Smith, have .signed a] statement urging farmers to I hold the 1951 crop off the mar-J ket until they can get a better! price. ‘‘The farmer cannot hope to| get the best price fen ihis cot- j (on unless he takas concerted j action throughout the cotton' belt,” Rep. Smith said. ( County Agent Sullivan re ceived within the pad* few! days letters from both Con gressman Smith and Senator James O. Eastland pay mg? tri bute to the Farm Bureau as being the most outstanding or ganization representing larm ers in the nation. Both men are dues paying members ol the Farm Bureau and Sen. Eastland said: “1 am a member of the Farm Bureau myself and consider this Uie best money 1 upend!” Ron QmitVi “Thd farm organization which has a wide membership, active at the county level, is the one which can be of most value to the individual farmer. It can be of great influence in the Con gress, and it can be Hue instru ment of effective fan*) leader ship in meeting the challenging problems which face our coun try today. I am a member ot the Leflore County Farm Bu reau because I believe tn the value of the organization not only to the farmer, but to our whole country. — I Not too many people know' | that the community of Rich land marks the birthplace of the organization now known as the Order of the Eastern Star. On tomorrow (Friday) after noon at four o’clock a histori cal marker at Richland mark ing the OES site will be un veiled. The Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star in Missis sippi, who is a sister of Mrs. M. B. Brown of Lexington, will be present for the ceremony as well as k number of other distinguished visitors. Hon. Edwin White will make a brief address giving interest ing data on the occasion and a very interesting and informa tive program has been arrang ed by Mrs. J. F. Williams, pro-1 gram chairman. Mr. C. M. McDaniel, well known Masonic official will serve as master of ceremonies. ) Everyone is invited to come and we hope a representative crowd of Holmes county citi zens will be present for the oc- \ casion. I a Annual Blue Cross Membership Campaign j Opens Monday In County For Two Weeks i... Citizens Interested Asked To Contact County Hospitals The onoe-a-year enrollment campaign of Blue Cross opens on Monday, October 1, in Holmes county and will last two weeks. Any citizen interested is urged to contact the Blue Cross repre sentative at either hospital in the 1 county—or his nearest community representative if he does not live in Lexington or Durant. Assisting in enrolling members during the 2-weeks period will be Mrs. Ellison at Pickens, Mrs. Booth at Acuna, Lee Cade at Tchula, and Mrs. T. C. Gunn (ol [ Durant) worsting at West and ‘ Goodman. Mrs. A. S. Tatum, i Blue Cross’ field representative in Holmes county will be working at both hospitals in the county to > assist enrollments. The attention of the reader ts directed to a full page advertise ment in this issue of the paper in which Blue Cross is endorsed enthusiartically by several well known citizens in the countjr— citizens who have had dealings with Blue Cross in the past year and haw personal reason to know its great value. /-vi i*'» piiracui uuir uiur urc 3,000 Holmes county citizen cov ered by Blue Cross. This c* unty became the second county id the state to offer 100 percent benefits to the subscriber. At the present time there are only eight counties in the State which offer these hun dred percent benefits! In th ; state Blue Cross enroll ment lias exceeded 125,000 mem bers in its third year nf operation. Blue Cross has a nationwide membership of oyer 440 million people. Read the advertisement citing its benefits on Page 3. Hal A. Gilliam Rites Held September 21 Funeral service* were held Friday, September 21, at 4 p1 m. for Mr. Hal Anderson <»llham, 82. who ttiied Thursday, at the Holmes County Community hos pital. He had been m failing health for .about a year. The Rev. P. D. Bragg, pastor erf F-irst Bap tist Church, conducted services with interment in Odd JFrllown cemetery. Southern wai; in cha»Y?e. A native of Holmes eaunty,; Mr. Gilliam was employed jsi the early part of his life as an ex press <clerk on the railiuad .that ran from New Orleans to Nat chez and later was cashier ol Peoples Bank in Lexington. For the pas! seven ytiars he was ttie county registrar of births aad deaths. The son of Mr. asud Mrs. lleury j A Gilliam, who preceded him jco | death, he was born November 29. lbCS in Holmes county neat Owrejns Wells. On October lb, 1934 he married the lnrmer Miss Mary CJhason in Lexmgton.. He | was an active member of the bap tist eburch and had a w.ide circle of friends in Lexington and; throughout the county. He is survived by his wile and | a daughter, Sonia, age 13. Pallbearers were O. W. Thomp-, son, D. C. Lundy, C. M. McDaniel, P. H. Williams, Allan Kamsey and A. J. Henrich. Miss Nation Installs Euzelian SS Class Officers On Tuesday Miss Edna Earle Nation, BSD conducted an impressive installa tion service for the new officers of the Euzelian Sunday School class on Tuesday evening of this week in the First Baptist church basement. Officers installed were: Miss Miss Marie Melton, reelected pres odent; Mrs. Pauline Humphries and Mrs. Ellen Strahan, vice president; Mrs. Nellie Howard, secretary-terasurer; Mrs. Eliza beth Herrington, Mrs. Lila Mc Geehee, Mrs. Nellie McNeer and Mrs. Virginia Ingram, group cap tains. Mrs. Fay Durham, a third vice-president, was unable to be present. Miss Nation gave an interesting account of her work as BSU secre tary following the installation service. A social hour was enjoyed dur ing which refreshments were served to the teacher, Miss Mamie B. Clark, and about 18 members of the class. Goodman Students Set Scholastic Records State College, (Special)—Two students of Goodman made out standing grades in the final six weeks of the summer term at State College, according to Bean B. P. Brooks of the School ol Education. May Robinson Killebrew re ceived a straight A (3.0) average, while Amanda Ford received an Campaign Begins For 1952 Membership In Holmes Farm Bureau Quota Set At 435 Far Holmes County; Dues Are $6.00 The 1952 mrmnership cam paign for the Holmes County Farm Bureau begins Monday, October 1st and continues for one week. The quota set for 1952 is 435 members and memtjership enrollment is $9.00 per family. Your attention is directed to an advertisement on page tour th ing advantages to be obtained iiy Farm Bureau membership. Officials and directors of the Farm Bureau headed by J. E. ‘Chisholm of Richland are urging enrollment of every farmer and business man in the county. At the present time there are 322 members in fhk- Holmes Farm UUiWU. Other nljicert. this .year are T. A. BarrentinC, vice president; Mrs. Elaine Elkngfan, secretary; and P. H. Williums, itreasurer Members (J the board of .di rectors in this county are: B s. Darnell, Buck Byrd Brozville; Henry Waterer, Nick Shelton, A. K. Long. W. T_ Cnttom, Gea'ge Marks, Claude Hartbcock, J. H. Hughes and Sam D Hutton, .3-11 of TchulA; Sam Gwin, Sr., Keirn; A. B. Archer, Jr., and Ar thur Killebrew. Cruger. Sam Burk, Arona;Jiaif HarU» cook, Coxhurg; Julian WatsuD, Franklin; Hooter Brock, Hj» ward; Allen M.»rtagh, Ebenezer; Andrew Smith, Emorj; the He* Curtis Ellis, Walter Campbell, West; J. il. Killehoew, Pete Peterson, R. M. Branch, R. W. Almond, W. J. Waits, Goodman. Rex. Buchanan, Wiley Hum phries, H. D. Bttuehillon, Durant; Lester Gage, George D Wynn, Pickens. Willie Kdwardy, V. C. Fite, Lexington Any farmer or business man interested in joining the Farm Bureau is urged to serd his for .$6.00 ie to the secretary , Mrs. Ellington, in Lexington or see any official or director of the organization. Tchula Woman Dies At Holmes Hospital Mrs. W. P. Turner of Tchula, died Monday, September 24, ai the Holmes County- Community Hospital after a short illness. She was the former Miss Ida Fisher. Funeral services were held at the Coila Baptist Church in Car roll county, Tuesday, September 2ft at 3 p. m. The Rev. Hayes Clark was in charge. She was a Methodist. She is survived by her hus band, Mr. Turner of Tchula, four brothers, and three sisters' W. F. Fisher, Lexington, J. L. Fisher and B. L. Fisher, both of Vaiden. E. M. Fisher, Como; Mrs. W. S.. Glenn, Carrollton, Mrs. Ellen El liott, Black Hawk and Mrs. B. F. Eubank, Coila. Mrs. Turner was greatly be-] loved by all who knew her. She] was a consecrated Christian and her life was an inspiration to her wide circle of friends. Interment was in the Coila cemetery with Southern in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were K. F. Down er, Howard Terry, H. L. Wells, B. G. Shute, G. P. Sharpe and R. A. Vandiver. Brought Horn* Mrs. J. H. Byrd was brought home Tuesday from the District II Hospital where she had been several days suffering from a heart attack. She is reported to be doing nicely. PROGRAM ' THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION HOLMES COUNTY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION Meeting With The Beulah Baptist Church Wednesday. October 3. 1951, 9:30 A. M. P:30- 9:40 a. m. .. Devotion, R. V. Scott | ° 40- 9:60 a. at. . Organization I 9:50-10:15 a. m--Christian Education, P. H. Williams) 10:15-10:30 a. m. .— Temperance, J. B. Wei born ! 10 .10-10:45 a. m. . Hospital, C. M. Day 10:45-11:00 a. m ---Baptist Record, A. L. Goodrich 11.00-11.15 a. m. .... Orphanage, Percy Magee 11:15-12:00 a. m. ---Annual Sermon, C. G. Cornell 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00- 1:10 p. m---Song and Prayer 1.10- 1:25 p. m.. —- B. S. U., Miss Edna Earle Nation 1-25- 1.38 p.m-——~..Sunday School R. E. Robbins 1 35- 1:45 p. m-Training Union P. D. Bragg 1:45- 1:55 p. m...American Bible Society, R. L. Wall 1:55- -2:10 p. m.-i—....Brotherhood, C. M. Day 2:10- 2:25 p. m--_. W. M. U., Mrs. F. T. Williams 2:25- 2:40 p. m--- Cooperative Program, A. L. Goodrich 2:40- 3:00 p. m..„_— —•----Report of Committees Cifxuit Court Opens Monday In Lexington 42 Cases Listed On Civil Docket For First Week OF Cotirt Circuit Court convenes in Lex ington Monday morning with | Judge Arthur Jordan presiding. District Attorney Stanny Sand ers, Court Reporter Miss Pearl McLellan, County Attornev Fat M. Barrett and Circuit Clerk Miss Minnie Jonian will he :n their respective places of responsibili ty. The civil docket with 42 cases | has been set as follows Monday, October 1 Brewer Equipment vnd Sup ply Co., vs \Viftiam Gnemi. Bee ly T. Self vs Howard F*ust, et al. erge Mann, et al vs Mrs. Wins Dickard, et al Mrs. Rvth Roach, et al. B. "E. Presley et al, vs E. R et(al. B. "E. Presley et’il, vs E. A. Henderson. Holmes County Bank and Trust Company vs R. L. Le vins, cl al. Busch Jerbelry Com pany, Inr., vs James HCcBnde, el al. Tuesday, October 2 Thrift Savings and "Loan, Inc vs John liber*to. B '£. Presley, et als, vs Martin Harris. Juice Industries "Division of Clifton Foods, Inc., 'mb A. L. Powers. 'J. J. Austin vs A. L. Powers, t. dard Jewelry Co., vs Robert Con nally et al. Mrs. Ruby Fowler vs North British and Merchantile In surance Company. Mrs. Ruby Fowler vs the Insurance Com pany of the State of Pennsyl vania. General Motors Accep tance Corp. vs Carter "E. Wilson, Sr. George H. Seawrigbl vs Stan ley Woodall Fay Warren vs James McBride. D. C. Conn vs Emmett Swilley and Fern Swil lfy.r et als. Mississippi .Redd Sup ply Co., vs Chris Campbell. Mrs. Ltita Pearl Dirkard vs J. C. Allen ct ;al. L. D. While vs JBositten Jones. Associate Discount Cor poration vs Frank Ernest Hocutt. Public .Loan Corporation of Alton ! Illimus vs Morse Jordan. Com mercial Credit Corporation vs John T. Hathcock. Southern Wholesalers. Inc. vs G. W. Ray. Claude W. Dodd vs B. X Thomas. Wednesday, October 3 Mrs. Mae Charles Green Gant vs Mr. and Mrs. Lolan Green. W. M. Unger vs 3. C. Allen d-b-a-etc. I Stepp and Lott Lumber Co., vs! ! George Reynokis. Volk Bros. Hat I Co., Inc. vs H. L. Phillips. J. c. Allen vs W. R. Thomas. Bank ot Cruger vs Lewis Mathias. K. B. Tidwell vs H. L. If alone. Graham -Brown Shoe Co., a Corp. vs H. L. Rbillips. L, A. Williams d-b-a etc. vs W. K. James. »iiurauay, WCIODer « Mrs. Annie Pearl Barfield vs B. E. Presley et al. Walter L. Bar field vs B. E. Presley, et aL Mem phis Hotel and Supply, Inc., vs Wilbur Fowler. State Finance Co., vs Willie Louis Kimbrough, et al. Edward Davies vs Delta Motor Line, Inc. Mrs. Do lire En glish vs M. B. Fowlke:. Jay In dustries, Inc. d-b-a. vs O. M. Po well, et al. ■ ■ — -... Methodist Revivol. s Begin September 30 The Methodist Church of Du rant will hold its revival Sept. 3u through October 5, with morning services at 10 and evening services at 7:30. Rev. Leo Bailey, pastor of the Methodist Church in Ve rona will be in charge of the services and W. A. Wallace, Jr of Holcomb will direct the music. Everyone is cordially invitde to worship at these services. HJC Registers 10-7 Win Over Perkinston Bubber Lewis, Durant Youth Outstanding On Offensive Play GOODMAN (Special) — The Holmes Junior College Bulldogs had to make a second half come back last night to win over the South Mississippi eleven from Perkinston. The visitors scored mid-way the opening quarter after a pass inter ception at the 50 and Joe Kvans was run out on the 25. Three plays later Bill Suarez went over from the 6 vnrd stripe. D. Ked mond booted the extra point from placement and this was the end of scoring in the opening half. Holmes took the opening kick off in the final half and scored five consecutive first downs. Cap tain Billy Conway made several nice runs with the assistance of Leonard Cain and Bubber Lewis. Conway finally took the ball over on an end sweep good for 1» yards. Karl Jones was called into service and his kick from placement was over the bar and tied the score at 7-7. Perkinston was not able to generate their first half power and kicked to Holmes at mid-field. Charlie Al bright, end and Leonard Cam with the assistance of a 20 yard pass from Jack Sanders to John Abies advanced to the 20 yard line where Jones was called on to at temnt a fiolrl rrnol ... a__ O "" 11UU1 down. The placement was squarely be tween the uprights, and Holmes was out in front for their first win of the new season. This was Perkinston’s second straight de feat; they lost at home last week end to the strong Ellisvilie eleven 33-7. Alternate Captain John Abies, Dale Brashier. George Watson and Henry Oswalt all played good defensive ball for Holmes. Jack Sanders, Billy Corrway, Leonard Cain and Bubber Lewis were best on offense. Allen Abfes' kicking was the best seen on the home field in several seasons. Perkinston had several men who stood out in their play last night, including: B. Swarez, Joe Evans and C. Rogers. Holmes had a good edge m sta tistics having registered 13 first downs to Perkinston’s 4. Holmes attempted five passes and com pleted three; Perkinston tried three and completed two. Holmes had one intercepted that resulted in Perkinston’s TD. The locals fumbled away several chances in the opening half. Two of their | three fumbles were recovered by j the visitors. Holmes will travel again next week playing the Sunflower Tro jans at Moorhead Sept. uyth. The next home game will be played here on October 4th with East Central of Decatur furnishing strong opposition. I Floyd Belcher Is Promoted T0 Corporal Floyd Belcher of Durant was promoted to the grade of corporal the first of September. Floyd is serving with the Dixie Division at Fort Jackson, North Carolina, in First Batallion of the 155th Infantry. He joined the National Guard January 2, 1951. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Belcher of Durant. Home From Hospital Mrs. F. V. McCullar was brought home from the Baptist hospital in Jackson and is much better. Durant Girl Crowned ! District Forest Queen! I Barbara Ann Gibson Captures Title At Greenville Fail*.20th Before a very enthusiastic irowd of approximately 1500 per- 1 sons seated in the grand stand ' if the Tri-State Fair in Green- < ville, Thursday night, September 1 20, Miss Barbar Ann Gibson ol 1 Durant, daughter of Mrs. E. R I' Gibson, was crowned ‘Queen of 1i the Forest’ of the Delta District over 11 other contestants ana will represent this district in the State Contest to be held on ! October 12. at the State Fair in Jackson. She is being sponsored by the Durant Rotary Club. Only seconds before her coro nation Miss Gibson stepped up to the microphone, flashing her winning smile and with hazel eyes aglow with excitement breathlessly stated, “I don’t know what to say—it’s a sur prise.” The pretty, 16-year-old bru nette. upon being asked by Monty Payne, Master of Cere monies, if they grow any pines 1 in Holmes County answered, | “Lots of them.” Miss Gibson is a junior at Du rant High School and is a mem ber of the basketball team, play ing a guard position. She is al so a member of the Y-Teen Club and the Music Club, and was a cheerleader for two years. The girls rode into the grand stand perched atop the rear seals ■ 1 four shinv convert ihles lorl hy police motorcycle escort with sirens wailing, while the specta tors gazed with awe at the beau tiful spectacle before them. The judges, Mrs. Fred#O.Ban i®n of Greenville, County I Superintendent of Education in Washington County; Sam Smith of Greenville, Manager of the U. S Gypsum Company in Greenville; and Joe Pritchard of Inverness, president of the Sun flower County Farm Bureau, [ wei^e not to be envied for the | capacity i;: which they served; however, in naming Miss Gibson as winner and Miss Lilly Ann Ingram of Benton and Miss Pa tricia Poe, representing Sun flower County as runners-up they could not be criticized too severely because someone had to win. The remaining beautiful con testants were: Misses Dottie Mit chell of Duncan, representing Bolivar County; Mary Winnie Bankston of Carrollton, repre senting Carroll County; Donnis Bridger of Belzoni, representing Humphreys County; Johnnie Cor dell of Glen Allen, Issaquena County; Ann Shropshire of Roll ing Fork, Sharkey County; Jean ette Moseley o f Hollandale, Washington County; Virginia Terry of Schlater, Leflore Coun ty; Dorothy Smith of Tujwiler, Tallahatchie County; and Jean Hall of Marks, Quitman County. All contestants will reign for one year, 1951-1952 as County ‘Queens of the Forest.’ All flowers for the occasion including Miss Gibson’s orchid bouquet and chrysanthemum bouquets for each of the other contestants, were presented by Severs Floral Company of Green ville. Each, contestant also received prizes* To Miss Gibson, the ‘Queen,’ went a fifty dollar War Savings Bond, and in addition a j piece of costume jewelry was I presented to all contestants. | Donations for purchase of gifts were made by the U. S. Gypsum \ Company of Greenville, Chicago Mill and Lumber Company of Greenville, Anderson-Tulley i Lumber Company of Vicksburg, and Delta Council of Stoneville. Sponsoring agencies for the event, which was arranged by C. A. Bozeman, District Forester ] for the Mississippi Forestry Ser- j vice were: Mississippi Forestry | Service, Mississippi Extension j Service, Illinois Central Railroad, 1 and Delta Council. Holmes Bulldogs Meet i Decatur Next Thursday, J Homecoming On 27th j GOODMAN (Special) — The i Holmes Junior College Bulldogs came out of their game last week ; with Perkinston in good shape, v and will face the strong East J Central eleven for Decatur at i home on Thursday night, October ! 1th. This will be the second home j game for the Bulldogs and the ! third conference game of the sea- i son. ' j iwimming Pool ’rojeds Benefit Pickens Talent Show Sponsored Bv Clubs Oct. 3 and Oct. 5 Pickens’ community swimming >ool project sponsored by the A* fou Like It and Heritage CIct» if that city will benefit from y»e iroceeds derived from a local t» ent comedy to be shown at W«e 3ickens School auditorium: two* lights next week. Crazy Daze is a gay account or nedy success, will tie given Wednesday night and agam o» Friday night next week. CUrtaad time is 8:15 p. m. The two sponsoring clubs aste everyone to attend the show an«* a special invitation is issued td* residents of other communities throughout the county.. Crazy Daze is a gay acciunt o»' the hilarious experiences of a* man who finds himself ruled! tifr the women of his family, accord ing to the out of town coach toe the show, who said: “Herbert Williams is a typical American dad, but finds himself fustrated at every trun by tfte members of his family. His wfte" won’t let him read b>s paper atW. ' his mother-in-law v» i.’t.iet tuu smoke. His daughter, 1) iJR', musses his hair. Even the aired girl finds an excuse for bother ing poor Herbert. Of course the worm finally turns and it is fun A parade will be held In Pick ens Friday afternoon at 4 p. m by members of the cast and spon soring organizations- ,. Samuel J. Bridgers Rifes Held Sept. 2ft Funeral sendees wereETAONI Funeral services for Sanw> James Bridgers 59, well Rnow& Tchula farmer, were held Thurs day morning, September 20. at the Baptist church in Tchula. 'll** Rev. S. E. Hanington, a fofmtr pastor, officiated. Mr. Bridgers passed away at tot Veterans Hospital in Jackson on Sept. 18 after an illness of tout months. He was a Baptist, a vet eran of World War I, the A«in can Legion and VFW and a Ma son. Mr. Bridgers was a native n> Port Gibson, having been bon;' thehe in 1892. He was married in 1922 in Kepm, Texas. Surviving are his wife, Mrs, Vance Lee Bridgers, one daugh ter, Mrs. Walter S. Joiner, of &ub Diego, Calif., two sons, Samad James Bridgers, Jr., of Lula Claude L. Bridgers of Tchufar. Hjtf mother, Mrs. Mary Bridgers, alsa 1 survives, and a brother, 1. t, Bridgers of Jackson and a sister, Mrs. £. E. Johnson of Opelouasa*, Louisiana. Burial was in Odd Fellow* cemetery, Lexington. Holmes County Community Hospital August 15 Mrs. Sallie Lou Tate, Lexington August 27 Mrs. Alice Jackson, Kichland, mo August 30 Mrs. Sally Doty,’ Goodman September 18 Mr. R. S. Jenkins, Goodman. September 19 Mrs. W. P. Turner, Tchula, Ex - pired 24. Sazel Marie Phillips, Durant, Da* charged 21. Mr. Hal A. Gilliam, Lexington, Expired 20. September 20 Mrs. James Norris, Lexington, Discharged 23. Mrs. Daniel Purvis, Eden, Dis-' charger 21. September 21 Mrs. L. O. Spell, Jr.t and baby >oy, Lexington, Discharged 24. September 22 Mrs. David Meeks and-baby boy, - Discharged 25. COLORED PATIENTS •* lugusi 17 Villie Tyler, Lexington’ September 5 i. V. Crump, Pickens. „ (eptember 24 Javid James King, Lexington, Discharged 25. ’ohhny Williams, Tchula .n.istme Bailey, Lexington, (eptember 22 Villie Gibson, Lexington, (eptember 23 . W. Roberson, chula. (eptember 25 Id Clark. Kilmichael. ames Pointer, Kilmichael.