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THE DURANT NEWS aM^^h^KAi^j!!UMgER33__ DURANT. MISSISSIP^THURSDAY^APRlLj^^^_ _ n—= .... ^---^ p--——, To continue our report on the lecture given by George Sokol - ■ky, eminent columnut at the Lecture-forum sponsored b y Loyola University in New Orleans several days ago which we talked about in this column last week: Following the lecture, given in the ball room at the Roose velt Hotel before a full house, an open forum was held in which the speaker answered questions from the floor In response to a query on how American citizens can best fight Communism Mr. Sokol sky suggested two things: 1. Constant exposure—such as the Federal Bureau Of Investiga tion and Congressional Com mittees are doing. 2. Don’t sup press the Communists in Amer. ica—instead strengthen your own forces by studying and knowledge—especially become educated in yaur own beliefs. In connection with this Mr. Sokolsky said the schools in this country are failing to give children today that feeling of American patriotism which we normally associate with our own childhood. This opinion of his is undoubtedly based upon nersonal observation and prob ably shared by a large segment of our population. However I believe, at least I hope, that this does not apply to our southern schools en masse. • Certainly one of the finest things a school can do is to educate a child on the history and traditions of its country. Only when our school children become acquainted intimately with our history can they ap preciate their heritage and un derstand why it should be pro- ; tected by them and handed down to their own children. | The smart alec historyi teacher, sometimes found in our American colleges, who de ounks this country's heroes is not doing his country or his students any good. He may be brilliant—but he is dumb. I have long felt that Ameri cans generally do not under stand or care why they should love and protect their country against onslaught of the social, ists and the communists. We feel that our system of free and private enterprise is worth protecting not just because it gives us the highest standard of living in the world— although that is a practical fac. tor we can all understand. But this thing we call “American ism” goes deeper than the mere materialism of more bathtubs, automobiles and telephones. It involves a whole way of living in which the individual has real freedom to conduct his life and affairs as he sees fit— as long as he does not violate me laws oi man wnicn govern all society for the common good. That is the whole concept of the American way—freedom Of the individual based upon the laws of God. ' ‘But," you may rightly say,' ‘‘we don’t have the freedom we used to have in America to con duct our affairs—almost every thing is controlled by the gov ernment.” And you would certainly be correct. The reason for this is the creeping socialism that came in with the New Deal as a tern, porary measure (against de pression) which has continued to grow until we have lost a large measure of our freedom as individual citizens—and in business. This happens in every country where socialistic mea sures are enacted into law— look at England. Even so we still have more freedom than any other country in the world—this is something for which to be thankful. We can be even more thank ful that the present trend to ward socialism has slowed down in this , county—and there is some hope of complete ly reversing the trend under the present administration. But there is definite danger in the fact that we have, in the past 20 years, developed hund reds »f thousands of citizens, perhaps millions, who are per fectly willing to let the gov n rol their lives in return for a handout of sonv kind. Because of this fact it is going to be a long hard fight back to a system where we do hings for ourselves—without calling on the Federal govern ment to do it for us Here is where our school District Music Festival Set In Durant District 12 Baptist Music Fes tival will be held at the Durant Baptist Church Monday, April 27, it has been announced by W. C. Morgan of Jackson, State Bapt. 1st Music Secretaiy, who will con duct the Festival. Counties m District 12 include Attala, Carroll, Holmes, Leake and Montgomery The Meeting will begin at 5 p. m. and continue on through the evening session with those at tending bringing sandwiches for supper. The program will include hymn playing choral and instrumental judging with all those partici pating being given ratings look ing to participating in the State Music Festival in Jackson, Nov. ember 27 Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Moore Prominent Lexington Woman Dies Suddenly! At Hospital Mrs. Catherine Sample Moore, j well known citizen of Lexing- I ton, died suddenly April 17, at j the Holmes County Community! hospital after an illness of sev eral weeks. Funeral services were held Sun day afternoon at 2:00 from the First Presbyterian church in Lex. ington with the Rev. Hayes Clark officiating. Burial was in Old Fellows cemetery with Southern in charge of arrangements. A native of Holmes County, Mrs. Moore was bom in the Franklin community, March 22, 1891. She was an active member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are her husband, James H. Moore, two daughters, Miss Virginia Moore of Lexing ton and Miss Kitty Moore of Jackson, a son, William A. Moore of Texas and two brothers, Hughes Sample of Clarksdale and Tom B. Sample of Gulfport. Pallbearers were L. P. Johnson, L. H. Paris, W. W. (Bill) Jordon, Mi’es Ray, Gordon Ashley, Jr., Mike Lammons. E. F. Rathell. Jr and David Williams. Recent Guests Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Farmer and children of Tchula were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Fulmer. ___ I can do a wonderful work—and that is in teaching the children the importance of standing on their own feet and doing for themselves. The development of self-reliance and initiative cannot start too soon in any child’s life. We are fortunate that in most of our communities we have the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts, the Cub Scouts ^and the Brownies to supple ment the training our child ren receive in school and church. These organizations nake a great contribution in teaching young people love and appreciation for their country and its institution. We should help them in their work in every way possible. “The Korean war could have been won by January 12, 1951, and everything since then has been outrageous,’’ said Mr. Sokolsky. Had not General MaeArthur been stopped by the White House the war would have been won by that date, we be lieve. But President Truman listened to Britain and France our Allies and the United Na tions. The result has been a doubl ing of American casualties and untold devastation to the people of war-torn Korea American losses in Korea are more than 131,000 dead, wounded and missing The South Koreans have had 320, 000 casualties and all other , United Nations forces have suf fered 22,000 casualties—mak ing a total of 473.000 for the United Nations. An estimated 2,100.0^0 a^e dead, wounded or missing for the enemy. Sad news for thousands of American homes is the report by the communists that they hold only 3,100 American prisoners in Korea. We have 11,S93*“ Americans missing in action—this means [ only three chances out of eleven for any one prisoner s to be alive. i / Irby Melton Asks For Voters' Support The Durant News is authoris ed to announce the candidacy of Irby Melton for alderman „i. Durant, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary election May 12th. Mr. Melton in announcing his candidacy today said he was ask ing for thoughtful consideration of every qualified voter. He said that if he is elected they can depend upon him for the fullest c>X)peration with other mem bers or the board and city of ficials in making Durant a better place in which to live. Record Tree-Planting Job Completed In Holmes County This year’s pine seedling planting job which was begun the second week in December | was completed about" the middle of March with a total of 3,127,500 pine and hardwood seedlings planted in Holmes County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Flood Control Project of the U. S. Forest Service fur nished these trees and supervis tU.. _1_m _ ^ piuuuug ui uicm. ivi< si of the seedlings were planted with financial assistance of the P. M. A. on farms on which farm plans had been writ ten by the Soil Conservation Service. Most of the seedlings planted were loblolly pine. Tnere were 92,000 slash pine, about 40,000 shortleaf pine, and several thousand each of longleaf pine, catalpa, and bl^ck locust plant ed. The majoriety of these seed lings were planted on gullied or sheet eroded land- Besides heal ing tljese eroded, areas, they will restore about 2,600 acres of I otherwise worthless land to pro- 1 duction. i In order for these young trees to grow into a valuable crop they must be protected from grazing for the first few years and they must be protected from fire. Since the tree planting has been completed for this year, work has begun to prepare i planting "love grass’ seed so that the movement of the soil will be slowed down enough for pine seedlings to take hold. W. A. Jackson Jackson Visitor Mrs. V. L. Willis was a Jackson visitor last week. Official Program Nears Completion County Agent W. R. Sullivan and D. C. Lundy, Holmes county chairman of the 4-H Founding celebration to be held in Lex ington on Tuesday, May 5, talk over plans for the program which is near completion. Next weeks paper will carry an account of the complete schedule of activities planned for that day. Ebenezer Farmer Is Seriously injured Guy Bradley, well known far mer of Ebenezer is in the Bant ist Hospita' in Jackson with serious injuries as a result of an automobile accident in his car Tuesday night. He suffered a broken pelvis among other in juries and is expected to be in the hospital from eight to twelve weeks The accident occurred between eight and nine o’clock in the evening on the Richland-Ebenezer road as he was going home. His car turned over when it struck loose gravel and he was ninned underneath for more than an hour before he was found. Hospital.List Mrs. S. J Ellington, Durant Mrs. R. B. Winter. Goodman Baby Robert David Winter, Goodman Tom C. Fant, Sallis Curtis Ellard, Durant Mrs. Chestefen Smith, Pickens Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Durant Colored Nellie Walsh, Durant Ida R. Henderson, Durant [n Hospital Mrs. Zenobia Blankenship f°l' at her nome last Tuesday night and was carried to the hospital in Jackson for treatment of her leg which was seriously injured. | Goodman Lions Club Presents Minstrel The Goodman Lions Club will stage a minstrel show at the j Goodman public auditorium Tues day night, April 28 at 8 00. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of entertainment and i-.eip a worthy cause. __ Durant Girl Makes New Orleans Trip Trudy Henry was among a group of 27 Mississippi College Students, including members of the religious Education Club and Dr. Norman O’Neal’s audio-' v i;s u a 1 aid class, who left I.ere early Monday Morning for New Orleans on a field trip pro ject that included business and pleasure. After visiting the New Orleans 'Baptist Seminary and making sight seeing tours to several points of interest, the group re Vurned to Canton Tuesday evening. Trudy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Henry of Durant is student from the freshman class. CHURCH NIGHT On Wednesday night, April 29 there will be a church night at the Methodist Church in Durant. Everyone is invited to bring a dish of food and join in the fel Jowship. • At that time the last quarterly conference will be held. ■ 1 * - - ■ i Appears In Tchula Horse Show : ''*••+ ■■■ *'• * , 5 \ Happy Days K is shown above w^th Trainer, R C Hughes up Mr. Hughes, a well known horse trainer of Jackson is quoted as saying the Tchula horses is one of the best in the state. He won the blue ribbon i his class at the Jackson horse » * V * * how a>t fill ro 1 won Reserve Champ! n of t'e T uth at the Horse Show Jutfiee held in 15 ton Roupe, La., m November. Happy Days K, 3-year-old walking atallion owned by J. E Cunningham of lehuia, wildly * \ V - f ■ hailed as one of the best horses in Lie sta.e is one of the early en tii.s in me Tchu a Horse Show sponsored by Tckula Lions anc bPW Club. * The show will be held or Monday night. May 11, at th< Tchula School athletic field. Butler Case Continued Jntil October Term; Woman Gets Two Years The case of the state versus W T Butler which was reversed by the Mississippi Supreme Court and remanded to Holmes County Circuit Court for re-trial was continued th.< week until the October term of Circuit Court. The death penalty was demand ed by the state from Butler who was accused of murdering the late W W Wynn, prominent Cruger farmer and legislator-elect at the time of his death. Edna Graham, colored woman accused of murder in connection with the death of her husband, drew two years in the county jail Exercises Held At West School In the closing exercises on Thursday evening, April 16, Sept. J T. Montgomery present ed diplomas to twenty-two high school graduates. ‘Crusader’s March" by Stults was played by Mrs. Montgomery as the pro cessional. The Rev. H. C. Ellis gave the Invocation. 'The South Beckons" was forcefully given by the salutatonan, Gowan Ellis, son of Mr and Mrs Richara Ellis. Betty Faye Hand, daughter of Mr and Mrs. L. J. Hand, brought the valedictory address in a very effective manner “Look Ahead' Look South! was the tile of Miss Hands timely address. Mr. F. C. Barnes, executive secretary of the Mississippi Edu cation Association of Jackson gave an inspiring address to the graduation, their families and friends. After presenting the diplomas and eighth grade certificates Supt. Montgomery presented the awards. The Balfour Award based on scholarship, loyalty and rchievement went to Betty Faye Hand who had an average of 97 97 for the foar years. Gowan Ellis received the salutatorian award. Carlton Aldridge, son of Mr and Mrs J. L. Aldridge, and Sara Goss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Delma Foose, received the athletic awards The eighth grade honor students who re ceived the annual awards made possible by the American Leg'«n were: Ray English, son of Ifr. and Mrs. Barrett Engiish, and Thelma Inez Rosamond, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus Rosa mond. Students of the high school who had yearly averages above ninety were: Seniors: Betty Faye Hand, Gow-an Ellis Mary Ann Mason and Bryant Ellis. Juniors: Connie Smith. Amy Weeks, Joann Thornton. Sopho more: Margaret Wilkes; Fresh men: Gail Weaver, Larry Hand, Ruben Green; Eight Grade; Ray English, Inez Rosamond. Sara Cade. The High school Glee Club Fang when Day is Dune by Katcher. Rev. H- C. Ellis gave the benediction. The fol'owing girls composed the Glee Club: Joy Nell Ellis, Eil’ie Siddon, Betty Siddon, Delaine McBride, Betty Favo Hand, Joann Thornton, Gail Weaver, Amy Weeks, Jane Herod, Joann Reese Allen, Joy Holmes, Ann Melton, Margarel Wilkes, Linda Thornton, Thelma Rosamond, Rose Marie Brock. Connie Smith. The baccalaureate service ot West High School was held on April 12, at 11:00 a. m. in fhe school auditorium. " The program was as follows: Prelude “Souvenir of Gotts chalk .... Gottschalk Processional - ‘‘Crusader’s March” R. M. Stults Invocation_Rev. H. C. Ellis Response High School Choir “Christ Arose,” Noel Benson, High School Choir Scripture Rev. Joe Cooper “Beautiful Savior,” Reigger. High School Choir Sermon Rev. Joe Cooper “Holy! Holy! Holy!” Herman Von Perge, High School Chom Benediction Rev. H. C. Ellis j “Recessional,” E- L. Ashford Mrs. J. T. Montgomery | _ MEETING SET TUESDAY The Rev. C- M. Day, chairman of the Red Cross Drive in Duran announced today that a meeting of all civic organization presi dents would be held Tuesda\ night at 7:30 in the City Hali First Methodist Church Revival Begins May 3 The revival of the Methodist church in Durant will begin at the 11:00 service on Sunday, May 3rd. The Rev D- O. Calhoun of Bluntstown, Florida will be the the visiting preacher. James Hayes of the Baptist church will lead the singing. The services will continue each night of the week at 7:00, and everyone is cordially invited to attend Vision Survey Unit Schedule Released The schedule for the Vision Survey Unit was announced to day by Dr. H. L. Butters, acting Director of Holmes County Health Department and Supt. L. R. Thompson: April 23 (Thursday) Lebanon School April 25 (Saturday)—Until Noon, School April, 24 (Friday) Oak Grove —Lexington Courthouse April 28 (Tuesday) At MK W. E Word’s Store off Hi-way 12— Mt. Ephriam and Union Paradise Schools invited. April 29 (a. m ) At Mr. Word’s Store—Gage Springs School in vited. P. M. Consultation Period April 30 —New Port School— Ebenezer invited May 1—Holy City School— Cypress Flatt invited May 2 (Until Noon) Lexington Courthouse Miss Shirlie Leslie Presents Outstanding Piano Recital Tuesday Before an appreciative group ol fnends Miss Shirlie Leslie gave her senior piano recital on Tues day evening, April 21, at the Durant School auditorium. Miss Leslie was presented and assisted by Mrs. L. C. Lipsey, her teacher. The program given by this talented young lady was varied and beautifully presented. It in cluded numbers by Keisler, Man ning. Grieg. Godard, Chopin Beet hoven Mendelssohn and a number of the world’s famourf composers. She was ably assisted by the Durant School Glee Club which sang several numbers with Mrs. James Bowie as accompanist. Presbyterian Church Sunday school Sunday morn ing at the Presbyterian church will be at 9:45 and morning worship at 11 00 That afternoon at 5 00 the Y-Teens will nave an installation service. PYF will be at 5 30 p, m and evening worship at 7:30. . £)n Tuesday evening. April 28, superintendent's training confer ence will be held in the Durant Presbyterian church for Central Mississippi Presbytery, from 6:00 p m. until 9:15 p. m. Morris D Warren, who is the A ' a.. _ _ m il. _ rv . s uiirru ui church Schools Administration, R'chmon, Virginia will be the guest speaker. The meeting ts for al pastors. DRE'S superintend ents, assistant superintendents, Sunday School teachers, secre taries treasurers and member* of religious eduaatmn commAties. It is sponsored by tbe Synod's Council of Superintendent* undei the direction of Syn >d's Commit tee of Religious Education « First Baptist Church Dr- H. L. Spencer of Jackson will preach at the first Baptist church in Durant Sunday in the absence of the pastor, who will be holding a revival at the Calvary Baptist church in Belzoni ! Dr Spencer will preach at both, I morning and evening services Everyone is cordially invited to [ attend. Attend Concert Mrs L. C. Lipsey. Mrs J M Howard, the Misses Annie and Winifred McIntyre and Mri A. M- Stonestreet attended the James Melton concert in Jackson to night. Dr. and Mrs. A A Derrick also plan to attend the concert Home For Weekend i Mr. Rufus Herrington, who is now stationed in Jackson wa* home for the weekend with his family, who are now making their home in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E Brown.