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By Hml Brannon Smith The writer agrees enthusias tically with the Republican Senator who said President Truman's Saturday night speech was the best he ever made. Any speech in which Tru man bows out is a good one. It is typical of the President's character that he chose a po litical dinner of the party’s faithful at which to make this announcement. It is also characteristic that he made the announcement in such a way that the papers could not carry it Sunday morning. He chose that me thod in an obvious attempt to embarrass the newspapers and make them look pretty silly . . . carrying accounts of the speech (which had been released to the press a head of time as is customary) without mentioning the an nouncemnt of his political de mise. How little can a man get? A measure has passed the Mississippi Senate placing a ceiling of $190,000 on thi amount any one county in the state could receive from the 2H cents of the 7 cent levy disbursed to the state’s 82 counties from the gasoline tax funds. This cuts the amount of gasoline tax refunds received by ten of the state’s largest counties and gives all othei counties an across the board increase of $12,000. The measure, in order to be come a law, musi uc pusseu by a three-fifths vote of the j House of Representatives since it is a revenue measure. We hope the measure is soundly defeated in the House . . . despite the fact that Holmes county is not one of the larger ten counties af fected. This type of legislation is indicative of how our think ing has become colored and **hrped by the New Deal . . it's another bit of evidence that we have among us a great many people who think along the lines of taking from those who “have” and dividing it among those who “have not." The present formula of re funding tax monies to the county is based upon the pop ulation, area and number of vehicle registrations — which seems obviously fair. To take money from these counties with more people who pay more taxes and give to the poorer counties is no thing more than a form of state socialism. We hope all of our Holmes county representatives will vote against this bill when it comes up in the House. Voluntary jury service for women has been adopted by the House of Representatives. Women should be allowed to serve on juries—to deny then that right is to deny then full-fledged citizenship. Mis sissippi is one of the lew states in the union which de nies them this right. | Whether Mississippi womei want to serve or not is some thing else — we doubt it very much. Neither do the men. Yet, we’d have a great up rising if some Communist came in, took over our gov ernment and denied us the right to trial by jury. All of us, men and women, would fight for that right. Why don't we think more' of it when we are called on for jury service*' Lack of interest in our court 1 procedure is responsible many times for unsavory conditions in communities throughout the j land. In his report on the first year's operation of SHAPE, military headquarters for the North Atlantic Treaty Organi zation of 14 nations, General ; Dwight Eisenhower tells the world what we have long sus pected. Namely: “There is no real security yet achieved in Europe. There is only a beginning. As of today, our forces could not of fer prolonged resistance east of the Rhine barrier." This is in spite of the bil lions spent or wasted in Eu rope at the expense of the American taxpayer! We may rest assured that j GeWeyai MwT wffl t 1 fighting . r the Kc-pul. nomination for presiden*. He ' is already a candidate and his report on the NATO program voiced some expressions that I THE DURANT NEWS 9.trd YEAR M .V1 HER 30__ Dl RANT. MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY. APRIL * 1952 f „„ ' v“ John R. Miles, Jr. Rhes Held Here Member Of Well Known Holmes Family Passes In Florida Funeral services for John R Miles, Jr. of Fort Myers, Florida, were held March 28 at 10:30 a m. in the home of his sister, Mrs Joe H. Moore, in Lexington. The Rev. Harmon L. Smith officiated Burial was in Odd Fellows ceme tery with Southern in charge. He died on March 23rd following | a three years illness. A native of Holmes county, Mr. Miles was born March 24, 1886 i at Lexington. He married Janet O’Neal Dumler at Duncan. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church of which he was a stewart for several years. Surviving are his wife, one step-son, Ernest W. Dumler of Pittsburgh, Pa., two brothers, D. B. Miles and G. W. Miles of Ijexington and two sisters, Mrs. Marvin Stanley and Mrs. Joe H. Moore of Lexington. Active pallbearers were M. D. Dunn, Oscar Wolfe, Dr. H. E. Day, Sam Patero, all of Duncan, W. H. Fincher. Jr., Pat M. Barrett, Harold Hammett, E. W. Hooker, all of Lexington. Honorary pallbearers were B. S. Beall, Jr., Paul Lindholm, Phil Henrich and Baxter Wilson, all of Lexington. blee Club Members Attend Festival Forty-r«ur memners of the High School Glee Club attended the District Choral Festival at Eupora March 14. There were 365 voices singing under the di rection of Mr. Robert Pearson, head of the Western Kentucky State College, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Twelve members, the allotted number, participated in the State Choral Festival in Jackson Friday and Saturday and sang in the 800-voice choir recital in the auditorium Saturday night, with Dr. W. L. Housewright, Tal lahassee, Florida, conducting. will be received enthusiastical ly by American citizens and taxpayers. He said: It would be fatuous for any one to assume that the tax payers of America will con tinue to pour money and re sources into Europe unless encouraged by steady progress toward mutual cooperation and full effectiveness. Ameri ca can not continue to be the primary source of munitions for the entire free world. To ao so would De nmmaniy un sound. "Moreover, the United Sta tec can not long continue such expenditures without endan dering her own economic structure The soundness of that structure is of vital con cern to the entire free world, for its collapse would be a world-shaking tragedy. “National and combined staffs (have) the great respon sibility of eliminating every trace of luxury in organiza tion and in size and design of equipment. We must be fear ful that we do not prove that free countries can be defended only at the cost of bankrupt cy.” Eisenhower detailed some of the successes and failures of SHAPE’S first year, and then declared "The tide has begun to flow our way and the situation of the free world is brighter than it was a year ago. (But) it would bt disastrous if the fa vorable signs and develop ments recorded in this reporl were to put any mind at ease or to create a sense of ade quate sec irity, for there is no real secu ity yet achieved in Europe. There is only a be ginning. "As of today our forces could not offer prolonged re sistance east of the Rhine bar rier.” E -enhewer urged the arm ing of Wi st Germans. He said the United States is furnishing much of the ma terial resources of NATO be cause it believes this serves the enlightened self-interest, of theo^ountTv.'* He added: "Most American people agree as to the wisdom and ssit* f this course. But th<»u vwi*t- v*h«* to believe their own security interests a*-e t?ing served only as oth er participants show coopera tion and enterprise in improv ing their own defenses.” Present Paintings To Hospital At Durcr.l f HRSK::': _____ Picture^’'*”-we is Miss Cather ine Ca) f ’’ft), chairman of the 1 jEfc mittee of the BP' \ 4 wmt. nted ten ori ginu pain* .1 ".sissippi ar i I I I recently purchased by the Du . n B1 W Cub io tne Board of Trustees of the District II Hospital. Mrs. J. M. noward u.ru i.om left), accepted the pictures '4lin$i of the board. ib;'> st^rcling,/. * ?Johnson • secon.-will be t. .■ * • ''•» Marion , who iftoke brief ed.fing the presentation. J. H. [UiiiyiGii Dies April 1st Last rites were conducted for Jimmie Herbert Ellington, who died April 1 in the home of his brother, Marshall Ellington, near Durant Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Church. The Rev. James McCaffeit , assisted by the Rev. C. M. Day officiated. Lee Funeral Home was in charge of burial which was in Bethesda cemetery. Mr. Ellington was born in At tala county August 26, 1880. He is survived by one sister, Miss Bessie Ellington of Durant, and two brothers, A. E. Ellington and Marshall Ellington of Du rant. He also leaves four ne phews. Funeral Services Monday For George Peacock Funeral services for George H. Peacock, street commissioner of Durant and a retired supervisor for the Illinois Central Railroad, were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Durant Baptist Church. The Rev. C. M. Day officiated. Burial was at Vaiden Ho died at his home early Sunday morn ing of a sudden heart attack after only a few hours illness. His death was a great shock to his family and friends. A longtime resident of Du rant. Mr. Peacock was with the Illinois Central more than 50 years. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. George Jones of Coffeeville, Mrs. Allen Brown of Hagerstown. Md. and Miss Grace Peacock of Durant; a son. George Peacock. Jr., Grenada; two bro thers, J. VV. Peacock and J. C. Peacock of Water Valley and a sister, Mrs. Dooley Carwile of Oxford. ■ ■ * % Sunday School Meeting In Lexington 17th Sunday School workers and pastors of Baptist churches in this area are expected to attend a one-day District Sunday School conference to be held Monday. April 17, at the Lexington Baptist Church. The conference will be con ducted by the State Baptist Sun day School department under direction of Dr. E. C. Williams, secretary, and will include con ferences, demonstrations, and messages on Sunday School and Vacation Bible School work, as V\v ell as discussions of this years 'unday ,School _p_pygi;arp. The meeting win' 'begin at -45. and clase _-meh. rS Zt served T5rtKe‘ Iftfet ehtaTh.' Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Strahan and Eddie were in Hattiesburg to visit relatives recently. unis High School tiAici \v .;.s Sure, ior The girls sextet of the Durant High School won superior in the j State Choral Festival in Jackson Friday night. It is composed of Shirley Mitchell, Bobby Jean | Jones, Shirley Leslie.. Betty Jo McLellan, Sally Branch, Trudy I Henry and Mrs. L. C. Lipsey, di lector. Durant Stores Close Wed. Afternoons Beginning tms week through August 27 the following stores will be closed on Wednesday af ternoons: Western Auto Associate Store, C. A. Dickerson, Grocery, J. p. Du ham Grocery, Piggly Wiggly, R. E. Irby, Neal Furniture Co., Walter Durham Grocery. R. L. Anthony, Jeweler, Mrs. D W. Reid, D. M. Barranco Shoe Shop, J. A. Cain Radio Shop, Style Shop, Odom Brothers, Friedmans 5 & 10c Store, Durant Dry Goods Co., Guion Super Market, R. K. Van Keuren, Ben Franklin Store. Mis. D. M Barranco and Mrs. Rufus Herrington were Jackson : visitors Wednesday. Norwood Rites Held -i Tatum Home rvices were conducted for M s. Nancy Thedocia Norwood, mother of Mrs. A. S. Tatum of Durant Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Tatum residence. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetery with Southern in charge. She died March 31 in Natchez General Hospital foi .owing a short illness. Mr-' Norwood was born April 12, 1865. She was a member of the Eupora Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cleveland Wood of Green wood, Mrs. A. S. Tatum of Du :ant, and Mrs. Brown Scott of Natchez; two sons, F. W. Nor ,vooQ of Columbus and E. T. Norwood of Portland, Oregon. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ida Brown of Eupora and Mrs. Lula Robinette of Port Arthur, Texas and 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert Wood, Billy Wood, Julian Wood, Joel Wagner, Walter Norwood, Fancis Norwood, Ralph McGehee and Paul Odom. Mrs. Fred Wooten of Memphis visued her sister, Mrs. W. P. Taylor, last Thursday and Fri day. Holds Formal Opening Saturday Mr. Sidney Herrin Herrin Bros. Motor Company, Dodge-Ply mouth dealers for Ho mes county, will hold tneir formal opening Saturday, April 5, at their showrpoms in Lex ington and give a cordial invi tation to the public to attend and see the newest 1952 models jn Dodge ears and trucks and Ply mouth automobiles. Beautiful red carnatioi > will be given tne ladies attending and pmes will be given the kiddies The new tun is ready to s.rye the public with new cars and f i k s used cars anci trucks, up to-date service and pacts de partments and insurance and fi nance service. Both of these young men are natives of Durant and veterans of World War II. Mr. Sidney Herrin attended I Mr. Carl Herrin Mississippi State College where he majored in business adminis tration. He has had seven years sales experience and during the past five years has been employ ed by General Motors. Mr. Carl Herrin is a graduate of the University of Mississippi -ehool of Business Administra ' < n. He has had 4^ 0 and one yer •«** iv.nobl adjuster, has be year with A a$d £<?&& itaven auto'i^hte WflMi was assistanF.^ latter firm. Both men are we *M"?avor ably known throughout the coun ty and have a host of friends who wish them well in their new enterprise. Square Dance And Box Supper Planned At Durant Gym There will be a box supper followed by a square dance Fri day night at 7:30 at the Durant gym sponsored by the junior and senior classes of Durant. All ladies are asked to bring a box. Coach Van Stewart of Goodman will call the square dance. Mrs. Ross W. Rhyne Passes March 28lh Rites For Prominent Durant Matron Held On Saturday Services for Mrs. Ross W. Rhyne, well known citizen of Durant, who died at District II Community Hospital Thursday night, were held Saturday, March 29. at the Rhyne residence. The Rev. T. A. Filgo and the Rev. C. M. Day officiated with burial in Mizpah cemetery. Southern was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rhyne was ill only a few minutes. Physicians said her death was due to congestion. Mrs. Rhyne was born in Cor inth and moved to Durant at the age of two where she resided for 74 years. She was married on January 16, 1895 to Mr. Rhyne, a native of Lexington. She was a consecrated member of the Durant Methodist Church, past matron of the Easter Star, a charter member of the Gamma Club and a past president. She was active in all of these or ganizations up until her death and always took an active in terest in everything for the bet iciiutrui ui ner community. She leaves her husband, Mr. Ross W. Rhyne, Sr., four daugh ters, Mrs. Lillian Ernst, New York City, Miss Edith Rhyne of Grenada and Durant, Mrs. G. H. Stout of Jackson and Mrs. J. Aubrey Seay of Oxford; two sons, D. H. Rhyne of Montgomery, Ala. and Ross W. Rhyne, Jr., of Durant; two sisters, Miss Daisy May Daniel and Mrs. Mattie Mc Donald, both of Durant; a bro ther, Mr. W. G. Daniel of Durant and seven grandchildren. $50,C33 Fire Sale At Auto Parts Co. A $50,000 fire sale is now un derway at the Auto Parts and Sales Company at Lexington, according to an announcement of Paul Horan. Mr. Horan is in charge of the sale for E. Y. McMorris of Bir mingham, Ala., who purchased the stock by sealed bid last week. E. E. Hewett, also of Birming ham, is here to assist Mr. and Mrs. Horan and Nathan Aldridge m selling out the stock. "Great savings in automobile and truck tires a,.d cubes, all kinds of automobile accessories and many other items, may be realized by anyone needing such items now,” said Mr. Horan in extendine an invitatinn tn the public to attend the fire sale. They expect to sell out of everytmng in stock by Monday or Tuesday, Mr. Horan said. Note their advertisement elsewhere in this issue. : Durant Youth Is In Fifth Armored Sgt. Jenkins Weathc-rby, Du rant, has been assigned to the 5th Armored Division at Camp Chaf fee. Ark. A veteran of seven years ser vice, Sergeant Weatherby re cently returned from Korea where he served with the 512th Military Police Company. Serv ing with the occupation forces of Germany after World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service with the 839th Field Artillery in action against the enemy during the war. His parents live on Route 3, Durant. Patients At District II Community Hospital Jjtfrs. Ross P4u'r\e,"1St"! 'ESrant | texpued March 27)' * LMi*. tyy Duiaat . |\ly£ vlifc-tof> “Smitlk Durtnvr -vj^v Decell Owen, Jai ksdR. (Mrs. iffif I.. McBride, Du rant”7' Baby C'ara Jean McBride, ' Durant T. C. Hitt, Durant George W. Thomas, Goodman Mrs. Claude Love, Durant Miss Estelle Turner, Durant Clyde Hester, Sallis "Come To Church" Campaign Sponsored By Durant Jaycees Full Program Is Planned By Durant Churches The Durant Junior Chamber of Commerce, with the cooperation) of all the churches of Durant, is sponsoring a "Come To Church” campaign during the month of April. Believing that “Freedom Flqws From Faith In God,” the Jaycees are urging everyone, everywhere to go to church and enjoy ,tJxe many opportunities it offers,., In promoting this project stor ies will appear weekly in T&f' ^ Durant News and the Dural# l. >'\ club will display billboard pqfcll' ters north and south of Durant og JL Highway 51. Handbills and WinJet' shield stickers will be distribut-*'®* ed and film trailers will be shown at the Durant theatres. Highlighting the campaign will be a sun rise Easter service in the ball park at Durant on Eas ter morning, April 13th. On the last Sunde < ( Aj I the 27th, a union servi e , all : the churches will be h . I 1 Durant High School audito:. with an outstanding speaker la deliver the message. The coop eration of the public will be ap preciated and it is hoped that many people who have not been to church in a long while will take time out and come to the House of the Lord during the j month of April. Fleming Rites Held At Crystal Springs Mrs. Leigh H. Fleming, mother of Mrsv Walter N. Odom cf Du rant, passed away at the Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, Alabama, on March 27th following an ill ness of two weeks. Mrs. Fleming, a native of Co I piah county, had been visiting ■ her daughter, Mrs. D. L. Brown | at Jackson, Ala., at the time she j was taken ill. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Cry stal Springs Saturday afternoon. The Rev. R. H. Walkup, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Ala., officiated. He was assisted by the Rev. M. E. Morton, Baptist pastor, and the Rev. Dement, Methodist pastor, both of Crystal Springs. Burial was in the Crystal Springs cemetery. Mrs. Fleming, who had a wide circle of friends in Durant where she frequently visited, lived all her life in Copiah county where she was associated with the coun ty schools for 31 years. Pallbearers were former stu dents of hers with whom she had I . i^mfnnpri in rnnctant ♦mmK [ throughout the years. Si-'/ving are two daughters, Mrs. Odom and Mrs. Brown and one son, T. H. Fleming of Cry stal Springs; three sisters, Mrs. J.\Q* Martin, Memphis; Mrs. J. A. Sproles, New Orleans, Mrs. S. G. Blaylock, Portsmouth, Va.; one brother, Dr. L. E. Hailey of Denison, Texas. Five grandchil dren and four great grandchild ren also survive. Baptist Meeting Set At Kosciusko 4th Baptist pastors and other church leaders of this area are expected to attend a district meeting Friday, April 4 at the First Baptist Church of Koscius ko in the interest of the Minis ters Retirement Plan of the Sou thern Baptist Convention. Conducting the meeting will be the Rev. Joe Abrams of Jack son, director of promotion of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, and the Rev. B. F Fox of Louisville, field secretary of the Relief and Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. The meeting will be held at 10:30 p.m. with the Rev. Mr. Fox leading in a discussion of every phase of the plan, ---. 'A^ilikty Kteis Tf.e ‘Mosp'.ttd Auxiliary ^ ill tU Friday-ai 3:30 p.m. at Tfem Ail member^ are Tugifa- towfewb.. '■ '■ J? In Hospital Friends of Miss Estelle Turner will be sorry to learn that she is in District II Hospital for treatment.