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THE DURANT NEWS __MJ^KK_32__ APRIL 16, 1963 $2.5U Per Yea? THROUGH HAZEL EYES George E, Sokolsky one of thfe nation’s foremost cotumo ists, is rather gloomy about the present prospects for peace in the world. The word “peace" is like the words “liberal” and “demo cracy." It is a word of. private definition and means one thing to one person or nation and another thing to another. Mr. Sokolsky, who has spent many years in Russia and China and has had much ex perience in dealing with the oriental mind, told a New Orleans audience last week that he feels the present peace offers from Russia are a fraud and cannot be trusted. He said he felt the situation could be resolved into the es sential difference between the Marxist way of life and th*> western way of life. The western way of life, ouj own conception, is that man is created by God and given a certain nature by God, quali ties of will, personality, intel ligence, a capacity for judg ment whether good or bad, a genius for invention. All these come from the grace of God, we believe. The Marxists do not believe this. Rather they believe that man is a biological creature, a product of and controlled by his environment. He further believes that all of life is a _ A_.1 _ 1 __9 At A ou auvt uaou an vs vnat what survives is right. In other words the Marxists believe that MIGHT MAKES RIGHT —and this is a fundamental concept of his—whereas our western concept of society and man (or civilization) encom passes compassion, brotherly love and forgiveness. We be lieve that even the criminals must have an opportunity not to be wrong eternally. Our life is based upon these quali ties, our feeling of obligation for the welfare of our brother . . and sister. if we believed like the Marxists there would be no1 need for morals, for justice, no basis for an ethical life. In stead we would be just an ac cident in the world and no better off than a worm stand ing on its head. Mr. Sokolsky said the great struggle between science and religion came out of the Marx ist movement and the struggle between capital and labor is only incidental. The Marxists promise their people a heaven on earth. But they don’t say when. The autocracy of the czars in Russia for more than a thousand years made it possi ble to apply the concept of the Marxist to -the proletariat, the speaker said, so that in the early 1920’s a slavery of man was established with these two concepts: a dictatorship of the proletariat and whoever con trols environment controls man. The one party that con trols the government in Russia controls all the people. This concept they would like to ap ply to the entire world and they have not wavered from it one iota. 4Vinir PAntrol nvpr 1/6 of the surface of the earth and over 800 million people They control the largest depo sits of minerals on the earth and they are spreading into every country in the world using the native sons of each country, seeking to destroy the will of the people to resist. This they are doing with their genius for infiltration and al ways they never waver from their fanatical belief that the Marxist cannot live with Chris tianity and capitalism. Mr. Sokolsky believes that we cannot solve our problems in America with spending vast sums, or with our army and navy, air force and atom bombs, and we need them all. he says. But our basic problem, hi believes, is seeking the answer to the question of why we arc here, our problem of thoughi and belief. Unless we'believe differently from the Marxisi there’s np need to fight him he says. There are lots o Americans, he added, who be lieve that we can be a pari of a world government-tha there is no further need for : U. S. A. Sokolsky says man is a cren ture possessed with inaliena ble rights, not from congress or the constitution or civil war but from nature's God and na ture’s law, an obligation an< responsibility to God for th l Circuit Court Will resume On Monday Circuit Court will resume Mon day morning at 9JH) a. m. with Judg Aiihur Jordan presiding and other court officers in their places of respon ; bility. One i maming case on the civil dceket, that of Landrum Lumtii Co. "s. Jess Manning will be disposed of. Only IWj eases have been tried by jpry at this tarni of court. John Anderson lost his suit against the ICRR ror abeged damages to his car when it was hit by a train near Bet Lake. The second case involved a .ugment in favor of the plain he Seabrook Paint Com pany. for $837.66 plus costs ana interest against Willis L. Walley et al and the U. S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. This case involved paint on the West school job. Other Casas Other cases at this term were disposed of as follows: Thrift Savings and Loan, Inc vs. John Liberto-dismissed with prejudice and all costs assessed to plaintiff; Washington Mfg. Co. vs. H. L. Phillips, dismissed with prejudice; Elmer D. Jefcoat vs. James Rathal dismissed with prejudice and costs assessed to plaintiff; General Contracting Purchase Corp.vs. Mrs. J. A. Jones, judgment for plaintiff on all property sued on; Wesley Simmons vs. Cathey-Williford and Jones Co., Inc., employer, and U- S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. carrier. Judgment By Default The following cases resulted in judgments for the plaintiffs by default; Nowell Lumber Co. vs. J. J. Smith and Mrs. J. J. Smith for $479.59 plus interest and at torney’s fees; H. T. Landrum and andium Lumber Co. vs. D. L. Mayo for $847.62 with interest; Crown Stove Stove Company, vs. Reid Supply Co. $242.05 peaslee Gaulbert Corp vs. G. W. Reid fox 7.40; Sc ithe:n Heater Co. vs. tc:d Supply Co., for $763.98 plus costs; Georgw-W. Ascough vs. George Self for $298.53 plus . jn and Associates Discount Corp. vs. Frank E. Hocutt, Judgment for $905-28. Seven or more cases were con tinued until the next term of court. Two prisoners were arseigned; Edna Graham, indicted for mur der, und Boisey Walter, indicted two counts for grand larceny. Both pled not guilty. David Williams Heads Cancer Society Drive David Williams, county char man of the Finance Drive for the American Cancer Society, an nounced today that the annua1 campaign for funds in Holmes county is now underway. The names of the chairman and the quotas set up for each com munity in the county are as fol lows: Lexington, Mrs. C W. Carr, $475; Durant, Mrs. Albert Tatum. $375; Tchula. B. & P. W- $225; Crugor, Mrs. H. E. Maihias $159; Goodman, Mrs. M. H. Derrick, $125; West, Mrs. L. J. Hand. $115; i Thornton. Mrs. Hugh Rushbrook, $60; Coxburg, Mrs. J. A. Hearn. ,ir., rmenezer, Mrs. ». w Humphrey, Jr. $35; Acona. Mrs. Howard Terry, $25; Pickens. Mrs. Stewart H. Bndgforth, $175; the 1 colored schools. Ruby Ross Smith ( and A. P. Johnson, $200. In opening the drive, Mr. Wil liams stated: I hope that all of us will keep in mind when we I are asked for contributions that at the present time there are ap proximately 135 persons suffering j from cancer in Holmes County today, and the American Cancer Society will spend an average of $209 on each of these patients during 1953. In other words, if the present ratio continues, far more money will be spent in Holmes County during 1953 than we are asked to contribute. ‘‘In 1952 about 70,000 Americans con reasc this life-saving work.” human rights which would-be slave drivers violate at their own peril. Most people came to Amer ica because they felt a need for dignity that comes from pursuing one's own beliefs, dif ferent people, r ces, religions, but all subscribing to the philosophy of God-given rights This is our reason for being, that a man can stand alone in his beli/efs, overcome the mater ialistic and slave concept that '* the Marxists are now imposing - on the world. State Choir Sings At Durant Sunday m: I The Mississippi State College Choir, directed by Professor E l>. McKissack, will make its an nual spring toutr April 19-23. Concerts are scheduled as follows: April 19, 11a.m., Durant Baptist Church; 6 p. m. WRBC, Jackson; f. p. rr. Central Presbyterian Cnurch, Jackson; April 20, 10 a. m,. Hinds Junior College, Ray mond; 2 n. m , Crystal Springs Kig. £ . . ol: 9 30 p. m. WQBC Vicksburg; April 21, 10 a. m., Port Gibbon Academy; 2:30 p. m., Natchez High School. April 22, Meadville High School, Southwest Junior College; 3 p. m„ Ham mond. Louisiana. April 23, Fortier High School, New Orleans; Tele vision and radio performances. Cox Is Candidate For Alderman The News is authorized to an nounce the candidacy of Frank Cox for alderman of Durant, sub. ject to the action of the Demo cratic Primary election May 12th. Mr. Cox today made the follow ing statement relative to his can didacy. To The People Of Durant: I wish to take this means to formally announce my candidacy for alderman of Durant and re spectfully solicit your vote and influence on my behalf. I am interested in a progres sive and improved municipality as much as possib’e without placing an undue burden on the taxpayers of our city. If elected one of your aider men I promise nothing .more than to serve you honestly and conscientiously to the best of my ■ ability and to cooperate fully with the mayor and all city officials in making Durant a better place in which to live. Thanking you and trusting that I may have the honor of serving you as alderman, I am Respectfully, Frank Cox. Trudy Henry Member Of College Choir Trudy Ree Henry, recently chosen to the alto section of the select Robed Choir of Mississippi College, will be with that group as it makes appearances and pre sents sacred concerts in towns and cities all over the state this Spring. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs W. R. Henry of Durant, Trudy is a freshman at Mississippi Col lege. Thudy, a valuable member of the Choir and Enseruble for j Girls, serves efficiently in the | campus organizations of which i « iiiviihl/vi. iivi Hiuouai l talent has led her to be solois' ; on several occasions when special i event programs were presented. ! The Robed Choir yearly travels hundreds of miles to present con certs to audiences in Mississippi 1 and neighboring states. Already , this year concerts have been pre-1 sented in the First Baptist i Churches in Natchez and Pori j Gibson. Program arrangements,' under the care of Terry Camp bell of Belzoni, choir president and W. J. Nelson, business mana ger, have been made for sacred programs in Utica. Inverness, Ruleville and Moorehead in the near future, with others tentative ( ly scheduled. Under the leadership of Miss Zula E. Coon, outstanding choral director, the Chorale Choir, of which the Robed Choir is a select part, has appeared recently be fore outstanding bodies such as the State B. S. U Convention, the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the W. M. U. Convention. Assisting Miss Coon as Student director is James A. Tadlock, a senior from Forest. Outstanding among the many | paticipating groups at the recent W M. U. Convention, the Choir presented both a separate pro- j gram with Rev. Rossell Melntire , f the Clinton Baptist Church dire:ting, as well as interlude! ’mi-ic with Miss Coon leading i*-i group. Laurel Vi'itors Mrs. J. E. Sweaney spent last week in Laurel in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Boyett where she visited her aunt, Mrs. Florence Nabors. Pleasant Ridge Has Full Time Pastor Her. Tsoy B. Land Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church now has a full time master, the Rev. Troy B. Land, for the first time since the church was found ed over a hundred years ago. Pleasant Ridge is located be tween Lexington and Durant near the Owns Wells community. The Rev. Mr. Land comes to Holmes county from Cleveland. He is a former pastor of the Southside Baptist Church at Srestview, Florida, and the Provi dence Baptist Church at Grenada and former assistant pastor of the Second Baptist Church at Marshall, Texas, where he attend ed East Texas Baptist College. He a’so attended Mississippi State College. Services are now held at Plea sant Rridge at 11:00 a. m. and 8:00 a. m. each Sunday with mid-week prayer service each Wednesday it 7-30 n m. Rnnrlaw ic held every Sunday at 10:00 and Training Union every Sunday evening at 7:00. All residents of this section of the county are given a most rordial invitation to worship at the Pleasant Ridge Church, the Rev. Mr. Land said The church pas p resident membership of 85 and there are about 85 non-resi dent members. Members of the church are proud that a new' all-time atten dance record of 88 for the Sunday School and 77 for the Training Union was set last Sunday. Their interest and enthusiasm indicates that the church will go on to accomplish a great work for he Lord and His kingdom. Indicative of the progress that has been made at this church is the fact that four new' Sun day School rooms have been ad ded to the building and new heating and cooling systems ad ded. The church cemetery has a new fence and now has a full time caretaker. For the past two years services have been held tw’ice monthly and prior to that time for manj years only once a month. Studenl pastors .have carried on the work during the former period. Free Askegren and later Robert Salem me. The Rev. A. H. Miller o Ronita was pastor of the churel for 32 years and he has been in vited to preach at the annua Memorial Day services on Sun day. May 3 pt the 11:00 hour. Din ner will be served on the en»m< at n^on and ever yon ;s invited PRESENT MINSTREL The Durant Lions dub wil present a Ministrd show at th West High school auditoriun Thursday night, April 23 at 8:0 p. m. West High Releases '53 Football Schedule An intersquad game was held on the new West Athletic Field to close Spring football practice. Approximately forty boys partici pated in the four weeks training. The field at West is now being completed and full plans have been made to have the field lighted for the 1953 season. The Lions Club at West is sponsoring the completion of the field. Coach Gaston faces a major task in re building his squad after losing eleven letter-men by graduation. The 1953 schedule is as follows: Sept. 11, Vardaman at West Sept. 18, Oakland at Oakland Sept. 25, Ethel at West Oct. 2, Sallis at West Oct 9, Durant at West Oct. 16, Mathiston at Wsst Oct. 23, Vaiden at Vaiden Oct. 30, Open All Home Games will be played a'. 8:00 p. m. Hospital List Jimmy McNeer, Durant Mrs. S. J. Ellington, Durani . T. W. Thornton, Duran*. Colored Lucile Holmes, Durant Irene Reed, Durant Irene Rounds, Durant Baby Boy Rounds Hattie Teague, Durant :BB Farmers Club !Hears Lt. Governor Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin Members of the Big Black Far ! mers Club of Holmes county jhfard Lt. Governor Carroll Gar i tin tell about the progress of 1 Mississippi at their annual ladies ! night banquet held at Goodman I Thursday evening. Mr Gartin boosted the state's j improved road system and cited the improvement made in the | schools. The progress in agricul ture, particularly in the cattle | industry, was discussed by the I Lt. Governor who said the eves ' ■ or the people ;n the west are turn i ed toward Mississippi. He saic ! h ’’now of twelve men from thai 1 section who were trying do bm ' 'and n Mississippi last month V«rv r>e pie from Colorado enr ! *h r western states are look ;ng e i' land here to in rea.. tho’r holdings and some of then will move all their hold:ngs * j this state if and when they secun 1 enough land. ? The speaker was introduced b: i ! President E O. Peterson. Abou 3 125 members and their ladie I attended. DHS Seniors Present Annual Play Friday The Durant High School Sen iors will present their annual play on Friday night, April 17 at 8:00 at the High School Audi torium, “Wedding Spells,” Members of the cast are, Billy Gay a Mysterious girl, Thomas Young Guncer; Steve Arlen, New York play boy, James Rucker; Reedes, a gentleman’s gentleman, Wayne Truitt; Mrs. Pettingill, a widow, Betty Laura Streetman; Angelica Wayne, a charming girl, Shirlie Leslie; Frances Brown, another charm ing girl, Dorothy McLellan Niki Murphy, another charming girl, Virginia Loving; Ruth Auburn, another charming girl, Tabitha Peden; Blake, a cop, Bernard Hays; Sigsbee Sillivan ~f Alabama, Keith Vaughn; Chal lie, an occasional friend, James Pilgram, Mrs. Gay, a distraught mother, Claire Cooper. The play is being coached by Mrs. Hugh E. Walker. Admission is 25 cents for students and 50 for adults- Tickets may be purchased from any senior. Everyone is cordially invited. Land-Use Emphasis Week Observed Mississippi’s 104,000 4-H club members, over 40,000 home de monstration club members, thous ands of farmers and other co operating with extension service and other agricultural agencies are actively observing conserva tion Land Use Emphasis Week this month sponsored by State Association of soil Conservation District Commissioners. Plans for extension paticipation in this ef fort was announced by Dr. Clay Lyle, Extension Director and Mr. C. R. Ashford, Extension Leader n Soil Conservation. “The purpose of this special emphasis week is to call the at tention of ill people to the actual conditions of our land and to enlist the effort of everyone in doing something to improve the ' condition of our landT’ Mr. Ash ford stated. Many newspapers and radio stations are cooperating with I xtension workers and Soil Con servation District Commissioners and others in presenting soil con servation information during the the week. We would like to call your ; attention to the value of cover in controlling erosion. How grass conserves the soil and moisture, pood soil tilt, value of contour ti'lage, relation of forest to soil i conservation and the amount of soil in a gallon of muddy running water. “Then if we use our land wisely and give it the care it deserves it is going to express its appreciation by providing us a more abundant living’’ Mr. Ash ford pointed out. “Then too we will be leaving our land in bet ter condition for future genera tions.’’ Durant Youth Now Training At Rucker Camp Rucker, Ala.—Pvt. Roy P Belcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Belcher, Box 164, Durant, has arrived at this South ~ n Alabama Army camp to un dergo initial military training. Inducted January 20. and pro cessed at Fort Jackson, S. C., he will receive basic training from the 47th “Viking” Infantry Division here. The new soldier will undertake a rigorous sche du'e including a wide range ol military subjects from military courtesy and field sanitation tc machine gun and bazooka fami liarization. After finishing eight to 16 weeki ~f primary training, the recen‘ nductee will be eligible for rea I signment for further infantry or ; specialized training. The 47th Division, first per 1 manent assignment for the new Idler is a former Minnesota North Dekota National Guarc unit. Activated for service on Jan 16, 1951, the Division now i; launching its third year of dutj . at Rucker. Nowr an ‘‘Army of th< j United States” division, the 47tl as drawn men from all 48 state ! nd three territories. Commande j is Maj. Gen Rov rt L. Dulaney j Sunday Guests Mr. Will McMillan of Kosciu | v Mr. and M Clarence 1" Millan of Memphis and Mr fv op Smith arP <ons. Mvron Ti I and Jerry of New York Cit; 5 J were guests of Miss Pearl Meg. Sunday afternoon. Municipal Candidates Listed For May 12 Democratic Primary Mayor Opposed By Herring; Four In Marshal's Race A complete, official list of can didates for municipal office In Durant, subject to the ac tion of May 12h Democratic | primary election is released to day by Robert Irby, secretary of the Durant Democratic Execu tive Committee, as follows: For Mayor: C. H Herring R. E. McNeer (re-election); City Clerk, Mrs. Lucille Truitt (re elected); Marshal W E. Durham (for re-election), A L. Hathcock, Mayfield Howard and J S. Mc Bride; For Aldermen (five to be elected): C- H. Blanton, Jr., Frank Cox, Leon Bnpelnwinn, W. C. Landrum, Mrs. Jessie C Lewis, Irby R. Melton, Ralph MoGeehee, Miss Georgie M McIntyre, J. C. Robertson and Mrs. Maude N. Tatum. Of the ten candidates for aldermen only two, Mr Engel mann and Mr Robertson are candidates for re-election Members of the Durant Democratic Executive Committee to appear on the ballot are: W. S. Heggie, R. E. Irby Mrs. J. M. Howard, W. C. Ma»tan andh«* C. G. VanKeuren. March Top Month For Forest Fires The Month of Marcti saw the Holmes County fire crews check the highest numbers of fires since last November Of the 154 fires checked 37 were wildfires and brought under control by the crews. This number was larger than the combined total of both Yazoo and Madison County for the month of March. Twenty three of these fires were Tncen diary in origin and the remainder escaped control from debris bum. ing. ’ Although the number of fires for March is high, it is encourag ing to note that it is the lowest total for that month since the county came undei protection. It shows that the people are be coming more conscious of the damage caused by wildfire. The 1 planting of tree seedlings by both ! the federal and state government has played a large part in reduc I ing the fire occurence. When far mers have seedlings planted cn their land they arc naturally i going to be moxt careful in the ose of fire. As the number of tree farmers increases the number of i wildfires will continue to decrease. It was noted before that most S of the fires diiriiie March u/t>re ncindiary in origin Incendiary means that the fire was deliber ately set by one person on the land of another. Motives range from driving out the snakes to personal grudge- When these Deople are made to realize that their actions are contrary to the iphts of both the landowner and the public, the fire damage in I Holmes County will be greatly j red-u'-ed. No fire prevention pro gram can be successful without the cooperation of all the people in the county. Bill Gibson | Central Ecri«ers Hear State Sen. Williams Durant, West, Tchula and Lex ington barbers attended the monthly meeting of the Central Mississippi Barbers’ Association held April 7 at Tidwell’s Cafe in Lexington and heard State Senator T. M- Williams speak on “Organization Mr. Williams traced the de velopment of organization from the time of the Mayflower to the present day and showed its im portance to our life. He stressed ; the benefits derived from or ganization of groups both by the members and the public. Three other counties were also i represented: Attala, Montgomery and Leake. The next meeting will ,; be held the first Tuesday ir. May : at C nt"e. | Office s of two units, made up f 11 counties, in the organiza tion met at Greenwood Sunday i afternoon to revise rules ard by .. | laws. | In Grenada Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Barranco | spent Sunday in Grenada with relatives.