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VOLUME 1 NUMBBER 6 - LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI February 26, 1959 * , — A.S') /As^CjLotXSuJ V AA «2 f). Jl&PyS -S- // ' - Sp*^ <^^«s)-*-•—-« • Goodman Lions To Host Zone Meeting At H J C Cafeteria The Goodman Lions Club will beat a zone meeting of clubs in this zone Thursday night, Febru ary 26 at 8 o’clock in the Holmes Junior College cafeteria. All five clubs in the zone will be i-epresented at the meeting. They include Goodman, Durant, Lexington, Tchula and Vaiden. About 150 club members, their wives, girl friends or guests, will attend the banquet. George Tuberville of Vaiden, • zone chairman, will have charge of the program. Guest speaker for the event will be Marvin McLel lan, popular after dinner speaker from Lexington. Paul Hand, president erf the Goodman Lions Club will welcome the visitors. Methodist Revival March 1 - 6 Revival services will be held at the First Methodist Church in Lexington March 1-6. Guest speaker will be Dr. A. T. Mclllwain of Jackson There will be two services daily. Morning worship at 7:00 and eve ning worship at 7:30. Coffee and donuts will be served in the fel lowship hall each morning from 6:30 to 7:00. The public is cordially invited to attend. Basketball Game Will Benefit Red Cross Fund Basketball fans in Lexington are in for a hilarious good time Friday night at the High School Gym,when the Lexington Rotar ians and Lions meet headon in a Red Cross benefit game. The “old men’’ (Rotarians),will be coached by Woodson Earle and the “young men’’ (Lions) will be tutored by Coach Harold Blalock. Preceeding the main headliner for the night will be a game be tween the Bloomer girls and the Modems, teams made up of housewives in town, and the spec tators will get their money's worth watching this game alone. Probable starters have been named for the Rotarians.with such outstanding “hoop stars’' as Par ham Williams, Jr., Henri Watson Jr., W. H. Fincher, Louie B. Nichols and the Rev. P. D. Bragg likely to take the floor at the sound of the starting whistle. The Lions will roar onto the floor with mainstays such as Charles W. Bailey, Wheeler Smith W. E. Holder, W. P. McWilliams, and J. B. Etheridge. The Bloomer Girls, diked out in their ole time black bloomers, will put their rap on the line with such players as Mrs. Edwin White, Mrs. W. W. Holder, Mrs. Charles W. Bailey, Mrs. Walter Strlder, Mrs. Walter Sharp and Miss Mary Harpole. For the Modems, Mrs. Betty Springer, Mrs. Carolyn Wil son, Mrs. Vickie Farmer, Mrs. Ro wena Upchurch, Mrs. Ween Ma lone, and Mrs. Jean Mitchell will carry the colors. Proceeds from the game will 'go to the annual Red Cross fund and _ will cost 50c and 25c at the door. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Tillman of Baton Rouge, La., were in Good mon this past week, seeing old friends. Mrs. Tillman is the for mer Ruth Ott, who lived in Good man years ago. I’ll Give my Life To Play at The Ricky Theatre Coming to the Kicky Theatre, March 8, y and 10 is one of the most inspiring motion pictures of die year, “I'll Give My Life”. It -s a gripping story of a man who received his call to the ministry on the batlefields of Korea; how he convinced the woman he loved to .ollow him* to a remote comer of the earth; . how he followed his hearta gainst.the bitter opposition or his father' and the strange course of events that convinced the lather that his son was right. If you enjoyed, **A Man Called T'yl ITIaU est Mountain”, don’t miss this great picture. Here are comments made by three who saw the screening of die film: “I enjoyed the show “I'll Give My Life”, very much and think it is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. We certainly need 'more shows like it.” — Mrs. Billie Montague, j Goodman. “I'll Give My Life” is an ex cellent film, showing complete dedication of life to the great commission of Jesus Christ. It is especially appropriate at this for eign mission season. For one who wants to accept Christianity the path is made clear. It is a privilege to recommend it.” — Miss Marianna Kimbrough, Lexington, president of Home | Demonstration Club. “I enjoyed the picture very much and wish we had more pic tures of that type. I think it is out standing. I shall be glad to tell my triends about it.” — Mrs. May field, Tchula. 0 Hospital Patien ts 0 HOLMES COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Mrs. Betty Sue Lipsey, Lexington Baby Girl, Lexington Mrs. Daisy Jacobson, Lexington Mr. T. J. Callihan, Baton Rouge, La. Mrs. Mae Russell, Lexington Mrs. George Patterson, Lexington Mi'S. Janice Moss, Lexington Mrs. W. L. Ellis, Jr., Lexington R. W. Castens, Jr., Camden Mi's. W. H. Fincher, Jr., Lexing ton Mrs. tuu xoung, Lexington Mr. L. 0. Spell, Lexington Mrs. Lorena Oliver, Lexington Mr. Plez White, Lexington Mr. Jim Bradley, Lexington Mrs. O. D. Hooker, Lexington Mi's. H. S. McKie, Sr., Pickens Mrs. Walter Baughn, Pickens Mrs. Fannie Siddon, Lexington Baby Boy Siddon, Lexington Mi's. Louise Kuykendall, Lexing ton Mrs. C. J. Leigh, Black Hawk Mrs. Bessie Doty, Goodman Mr. Lloyd Dixon, Pickens • Mrs. J. M. Bedwell, Tchula Johnny Smith, Pickens Mrs. Ola Self, Lexington Mrs. Harold B. Blaylock, Lexing ton Baby Girl, Lexington Colored Leoia Blackmond Carrie Mae Lewis Mary Dean Biddle May Flora Carthan Josephine Whitaker Carrie Powell Ethel Ellis George Turner Baby Girl Butler William Ellis DISTRICT TWO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL DURANT Mr. I. W. Nabors, Durant Miss Cornelia Lowery, West Mr. Fred Taylor, Durant Sammy Burrell, Tchula Miss Ildi Lozar, Holmes Jr. Col lege Mr. C. F. Blanton, Durant Mi. M. D. Ferguson, Durant Mrs. Young Gunter, Durant Mrs. Evie McCrory, Durant Mrs. M. M. Thompson, West Colored Mary Ellis, Durant Weir Smith, Durant Jesse Earl Montgomery, Durant Rosevelt Montgomery, Jr., Durant Elia Johnson, Durant Goodman Beautification Four hundred plants and shrubs are being planted along the high way approaches to Goodman this week as an outgrowth of the beautification project of the Home town Development Program. Mrs. M. A. Ousley is chairman of the Highway beautification pro ject, and she says the new plants will replace those that died last vears with additional ones being planted. Among the plants and shrubs being set out are South ern Magnolia, flowering ■ crab apple, pyracantha, ball cypress, sycamore, red bud and others. The plants are being set out in accordance with blueprints drawn up by A. E. Holmes, Mississippi Highway Department Engineer. Work is also going ahead on set ting out shrubs and plants in the esidential section of town with Mrs. C. L. Clements, chairman. Those beniog set out in this sec tion are American Holly, Magnolia, red bud, crepe myrtle, juniper and others. t MAY SEE ACTION: These Bloomer girls, all diked out for the big game, may see action in Friday night’s Red Cross benefit! game. They are Doris Moore, El len Holder, Verna Bailey, Hilda j SMfc :'-3w£&X:: Watts, Ernestine Ellis and Nell Etheridge. Five More Candidates Announce The political arena in Holmes county took on a new look this week with the announcement of a lady candidate for the office of Sheriff. Mrs. Andrew P. Smith, wife of the present Sheriff, threw her hat in the ring, opposing Coyier Farmer and Ben Moore Hammett, who had previously announced. In her announcement, elsewhere In this paper, Mrs. Smith said if elected she would continue the policies of the present administration, with her husband acting as her deputy. Also in the ring this week is another candidate for Supervisor in Beat I, and a new one for the Supervisor offices in District 5. Peyton A. Jone3 is making his announcement for the District I Supervisor office, opposing Clow er Johnson, Lee Mayo and encum bent Roy Brown. D. E. Rickels of Tchula has announced for Super visor District 5, opposing former Sheriff Richard Byrd, Ray S. I Melton and encumbent W. W. Sal ley. J. B. Kelly has announced for re-election to the office Justice of the Peace, District and C. G. Meeks of Pickens is seeking re election to the J. P. office in Dis trict 3. The 5 new announcements this week make a total gi 34 candidates announcing Jo -date in the Herald. All candidates are listed in the Political column on die back page. Graveside Rites For Ellis Baby Graveside rites for James God din Ellis, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. A. Clayton Ellis, were held Thursday, February 19, in La fayette, Louisiana. He was bom Wednesday, Feb ruary 18 and died the following day. Other survivors are an eleven year old sister, June Carol, and his grandmother, Mrs. R. P. Ellis of Lexington. New Service at Local Library The Lexington branch of the Holmes County Library is offer ing a new service to its patrons, according to an announcement made this week by Mrs. Lois Brady, Librarian. The Library now has a new monthly magazine, “American Heritage", the magazine of his tory, which can be checked out. Anyone wishing to obtain this magazine is asked to come in and see Mrs. Brady. Edward Ellington On Dean's List Edward Ellington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irby Ellington, of Lex ington, wa3 on the Dean's list at Mississippi State University the first semester. Edward is a freshman in the School of Business at State Uni versity. AntiochBaptist To Hold Youth Revival A Youth Revival will be held at Antioch Baptist Church in Broz ville Feb. 27, 28 and March I. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker for the Revival will be Rev. Hiram Harrison of Mississippi College. Rev. Roy Anderson is pastor. Everyone is invited to attend these services. Whiskey Still Destroyed Sheriff Andrew Smith and ATU officers raided and destroyed a large whiskey still 6 miles south west of Lexington last Thursday night. Sheriff Smith said the 80 barrell still was in operation when they found it. Vernon Rogers was ar rested and placed in the county jail and all equipment including 116 gallons of whiskey was des troyed. With the Sheriff on the raid were officers G.W. Rainer, W. L. Compton, and Tommy Stewart. SCENE OF CRIME: This was! all that was left of the house and belongings where Mrs. Mary Young, 73 year old woman, who lived alone about 12 miles east of Goodman, was burned to death last week. In the foreground Is the bed near where her charred body was found. J£ has been re ported that the aged woman was gaged and robbed and soaked with kerosene before the house was set afire. Her great-nephews, Albert Lepard and Joe Edwards, have been apprehended and charged with the murder.. Major Oil Company Is Assembling Leases On Land West of Pickens Developments in recent weeks indicate that a major oil company will start an exploration program soon in an effort to open up a lew oil field a few miles west of Pickens and near the Holmes county line. The Atlantic Refinery Co., of Houston. Texas, a subsidiary of standard Oil Company, has rep resentatives in the area assembl ng a 5,000 acre block of land through leases. Sizemegraph teams vith headquarters in Yazoo City, have been working in the area for the past year, and even though no news has been released on the results of this work, observers think they have been favorable, since there ha$ been increased ac tivity on leasing and royalty buying in the area. The block of land being as sembled lies about 5 miles west of Pickens in Yazoo county and within two miles of the Holmes county line. It has been the be lief of oil people that the present Pickens field opened several years ago by Carter Oil Co., south of Pickens has been get ting a certain amout of oil from another pool which lies nearby through seepage. The renewed activity by a ma jor oil company, offers encour agement to Holmes countians since the block of land under con side ration lies so close to the county line. After the discovery of Tinsley field near Yazoo City in 1939, several test wells were drilled in Holmes coun y but no oil was discovered. Legion Post To Observe Anniversary March 5 th L.P. Johnson Rites Held Saturday An entire community and county was saddened last Thurs day in the passing of Leslie PhL lip Johnson, who died at the Hoi rnes County Community Hospital at 7:40 p.m. Services were held at the Firs Methodist Church Saturday mom ing at 10 o’clock with the Rev George Curti3 assisted by the Rev. H. N. McKibben officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows ceme tery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson was bom May 4, 1890. He married the former Laura Cunningham of Lexington November 19, 1913 with the mar riage vows said in the Lexington Methodist church. He was a member of the Meth odist church and had been a member ofthe official board for 35 years. He was a member of the Evangelistic Commission of the church, also a member of the Methodist Men’s Club and a mem ber of the choir. He was a mem ber of the Mississippi State Phar maceutical Association and ono of the first graduates in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. In 1958 he was honor ed by the Southern Pharmacy As sociation. In fraternal affiliations he was a member of the Masonic Lodge York Rite bodies and a Shriner. Identified in the drug business since 1920, he was a partner in the drug business with the late J. Reggie Williams and established the Peoples Drug Store. In 1927, he became a partner in Peoples Oil Company. He was also engag ed in farming and the livestock business. His gentlemanly qualities en deared him to friends in all parts of Holmes county and in his long and useful career he held the res pect and love of everyone, for his leadership in business, civic and religious activities. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Laura Cunningham Johnson and a number erf nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Dr. George Purvis, Dixon Peaster, James Cunningham, Robert C. Gwin, By ron Hunter, Jack Dunn and C. M. McDaniel. Senior Play Citizens of Lexington beware! Dracula will come to your town Friday night March 27, at 7:30 p.m. The seniors will try to keep him under control when they pre sent their play “I Was a Teenage Dracula.” The cast is as follows: Sue Mar shall, a modem miss, Beth Beall; Pete, her brother, A1 Povall; Enid Purdy, her aunt, Carolyn White; Clyde Purdy, her urcle, Jerry Williams; Audrey, her girl friend, Beth Flowers; Termite, a tom-boy, Sue Sullivan; Marlene, the maid, Pat Brumby; Steve Dracca, from Transylvania, Ed Thurmond; Dr. Cole, a visitor,* The Daniel W. Beall American Legion Post Number 18 and the Legion Auxiliary of Lexington will observe the 40th anniversary of the Legion Thursday night, March 5 at the Veterans Home in Lex ington. Post Commander J. H. Warner has issued an invitation to all Legion members and their wives of Auxiliary members to attend the meeting. The annual banquet will be held and guest speaker for the event | will be State Department Com mander Gary Moore. An intensive membership drive has been underway to get veter ans to join the Legion for a spec ial reason. Mississippi has a chance to wind up in first place in membership this year and if so the delegation from this state will lead the big parade during the National Convention. Mary Ann Mobley, Mississippi’s own Miss America, will ride a float along with the Miss, delegation in the parade, and it is hoped tha she can be out front. States win their position in the nation’s big gest parade each year by recruit ing for membership and reaching or surpassing their quotas. RedCrossFund Chairman And Quotas Listed Holmes County Red Cross Fund Chairmen and quotas are announ ced today by Dr. Frank Houston, county chairman for the 1959 Red Cross Fund Drive. The drive opens February 27 and will contin ue through the month of March. Lexington chairmen are Mrs. Nell Etheridge and Mrs. Helen Schneller with the quota set at $875. Mr. Ralph Ray has charge of the Tchula drive for $500. Durant also has a quota of $500 but a chairman has not been named. Mrs. Sidney Bolling, president of the Home Demonstration Club will head the Pickens drive, with the goal of $200. Mrs. J. J. Browning, president of the Reading Club in Goodman will spark efforts there to raise $125. In Cruger, Mrs. Nola Mathias is fund chairman and the quota is $100. Mrs. Garland Rushbrook aj Thornton has a quota for that area of $75. Mrs. J. H.' Beall at Howard, Mrs. C. L. Downer, Acona, Mrs. Thomas Haffey, Ebenezer each will collect a quota of $35, It is hoped. Mrs. J. A. Hearn, Jr. heads the Coxburg drive for $30. The quota set for West is $100 and a chairman has not yet been named. Alonzo Henderson is County Col ored Chairman, with the quota set for $360. Karl Edwards; Dodo, dear “ghouls”, Libby Hammett; Jackie dear “ghouls”, Marjorie Truitt; Lola, dear “ghouls”, Juanita Mc Daniel; Batty, ( . . ., Edna Cade. Admission will be 50c for adults, 35c for students.