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l/ J&L* County HERALD ___ TEN PAGES — TWO SECTIONS , VOLUME 1 NO. 10 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI TWday, June «. 1859 PRETTY ENOUGH to grace a magazine cover, little Miss Mildied Worsham Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Barrett of Lex ington, has the distinctive honor of having her picture selected for tiie front cover of Child Guidance” for June. A picture and story about Mildred appeared also in the Mississippi Methodist Advocate on May 20. Mildred’s grandfather is Dr. J. E. Stephens of the North Mississippi Methodist Conference. Patti P ova 11 Selected As Miss Hospitality Miss Patty Povall, 19-year-old daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Allie Povall, has been selected Lexing ton’s Miss Hospitality of 1959 and will represent Lexington in that capacity during the year. Hie lovely brunette will be a sophomore at Ole Miss, majoring in business and Spanish. Selected as alternates are Pat Brumby, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Brumby and Sue Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sullivan. Hie winners were announced on Wednesday morning by Mrs. Bob Tidwell, chairman of the Hospi tality Committee of the Lexing ton Chamber of Commerce. The new Miss Hospitality, whose hobbies are swimming, golf and dancing, will reign at the Hospi tality Booth this month and will represent the city on the coast dur ing the state-wide Miss Hospitality contest. Willoughby Is New Manager At Hydratane Ross Willoughby has been named manager of Hydratane Gas, Inc., in Lexington. A native of Walthal, Mr. Wil loughby recently moved his wife and two boys to Durant from Car thage, where they will make their home. He said he has 'not been able to find a home in Lexington as yet. They are Baptists. The Hydratane Gas Co. is lo cated on the Square, next door to the Welcome Inn Cafe. They ser vice all of Holmes County with Butane and Propane and are Hy dratane distributors in this area. ings on Yazoo Street either tom down or repaired. Hie way some of the buildings look they are a bout to fall down anyway. At any rate they are an eyesore to not only the people who live here, but think what they look like to visit ors passing through town. mutes.. aver Halmes By Chester Marshall After today, politicians who have no opponents can rest easy. Be cause midnight tonight, June 4th, is deadline for candidate to get their names in the ring. Those who do have opponents can get down to serious business without the wor ry of anyone else announcing a gainst them. The battle line is drawn from here on out 'til Aug ust the 4th, and the road is not go ing to be easy. The Supervisors are putting the buildings down at Richland school up for sale, to be removed from the premises, leaving only the “Little Red School House" where the Order of the Eastern Star was born. We hope and pray the East ern Star goes ahead with an nounced plans and leases the building and makes a national shrine of it. Local authorities should do everything in their power to help this come true. It will cer tainly be a tourist attraction and who doesn’t like tourist dollars? Those of us who would sit back and not make an attempt to com pete for some of this added income must certainly have rocks in their heads. You will note in this issue of the Herald an Oldsmobile ad for Hol lingsworth. This is another nation al davertising account added to our growing list of national advertis ers, which we certainly welcome. Lexington is putting on an am bitious Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix Up campaign beginning Monday which will last for two weeks. The city board is working with the Beautification commitee in trying to get some of the unsightly build CATTLEMEN ENJOY FISH FRY — About sixty people enjoyed a fish fry at Lundy's Lodge last Thursday when A. L. McLaughlin, third from right, talked to the dairymen and cattlemen about artificial breeding. Mr. McLaughlin is a noted au thority on the subject. i I it Editorial The Holmes County Herald has brought to this county a paper established by the people, and dedicated to the development, peace, prosperity and happiness of all of the people of Holmes county, and of its trade territories. The enormous good will which the people throughout the county have for the Herald makes it the best possible medium of advertising for the business man who wishes to reach them with his message, because when his ad appears in the Herald it is doubly welcomed by the reader. Those who advertise with us know that it is a real pleasure to transact business with the Herald, for courtesy and service are our watchwords. The Herald stands for true constitutional government, and against the efforts of the countless left-wing and communist front organizations of this country which are seeking to destroy it. This paper will never remain silent when so-called Civil Righto legislation, which breaks down and destroys good will between the races, is sought to be pushed upon us. Although the Herald will ever stand for principle, its readers and advertisers may rely with confidence that it will never engage in iw necessary controversy, which is so productive of turmoil and strife. By this time, everyone knows that the Herald is one of the best things that has ever happened to this wonderful county erf Holmes. Clean-Up Campaign To Start Monday The most thorough clean-up cam paign ever conducted in Lexington will get underway Monday, June 8th and continue through Juno 22, according to A. L. Gibson, chairman of the Beautification Committee of the Hometown De velopment program, Dr. Frank Houston, the overall chairman of the HTD program his year, stressed the fact that an all-out effort is being made to rid the town of some of the 3ub-standard dwellings and other eye-sore spots on the highways eading into Lexington. Final plans for the annual Clean Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up campaign will be formulated at a meeting at 10 a.m.. this morning (Thurs day) in the City Hall, when the Beautification Committee meets vith the press, city officials and all committee chairmen of the Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Povall issued a procla natioh this week, designating the wo-week period as clean-up weeks nd he said the city - street and ;arbage truck will give additional ervice during the campaign. Members of the Beautification Committee have been assigned cer ain sections in the business dis trict to contact the property own ers and solicit their cooperation luring the campaign. Two of the main projects the committee will undertake will be to dean out the fence row on High vay 17 south by the Country Club Coif course. The committee felt hat since this is one of the pret est spots in Lexington, people raveling through Lexington should e able to see it. The other pro ect will be to work with property owners in improving sub-standard property on Yazoo Street south of he railroad. Proclamation Mayor Allie S. Povall today offi cially proclaimed June 8 through June 22 for Lexington’s annual Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up cam oaign and urged every citizen to participate in this year’s program. Today’s proclamation was as fol lows: WHEREAS, the general health and welfare of our citizens de pends upon wholesome surround ings arising from good clean liv ing conditions, and WHEREAS, the lives and prop erty of our people are endangered by fire and accidents caused by littered and cluttered conditions in homes, factories, places erf pub lic assembly, alleys and streets, and WHEREAS, a clean and beauti ful community is a proud and pros perous one, and WHEREAS, unity of effort is re quired for future development of our community, THEREFORE, I, Allie S. Povall Mayor of the City of Lexington do hereby designate June 8th to June 22nd 1959 inclusive, as Clean-Up Weeks and most respect fully call upon all departments o' this city, its commercial organiza tions, civic clubs, schools, chur ches, boys’ and girls’ clubs and all other organizations and our peo ple in general to take an active part in the construction program of community Improvement to in sure its success. This the 3rd day erf June, 1959. Mayor Allie S. Povall City of Lexington Miss Tchula To Be Named On June 17th On the night of June 17, a Miss Tchula and a Little Miss Tehula will be selected at the high school Durant Board Warns Traffic Violators At their regular meeting Tuesday night, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Durant requested the assistance of the State Highway Patrol in enforcing all traffic re gulations. Mayor Robert Ray and Patrol man Frank Blanton, with the as sistance of other law enforcement officers will prosecute all violat ators. Patrolman Blanton said that all vehicles must meet §01 highway requirements such as proper light ing, brakes, good- mufflers and others. All operators of vehicles on city streets must have drivers licenses and this includes operators of mo tor scooters and moor bikes, ac cording to Mr. Blanton. Mayor Ray asks the cooperatio’ of all citizens as “The life you save in obeying the traffic laws may be your own." auditorium. The contest is being sponsored by the Legion Auxil iary with the organization’s presi dent, Mrs. M. E. Barrett, chairman of the committee. Over thirty girls, who are being sponsored by the various Tchula merchants, have been entered in the contest. Miss Tchula wall reign at the formal dedication of the 513.0QD swimming pool which will take place the week following the selec tion. The pool is expected to be open ed for .swimming Monday, with 63 already registered to take swim ming lessons. Lester Lyon, presi dent of the Tchula Recreation As sociation said swimming lessons will be conducted each morning. Coach Randle has been named supervisor of the pool. Peoples Drug Store Plans Giant Sale A giant Jubilee Sale will get un derway at Peoples Drug Store Friday and will last through Sat urday, June 6th. Jack Dunn, owner of the store, :s inviting his many friends to pay his store a visit and to look over the many bargains he has to offer during the two-day sale. A full page ad in this issue anr circulars which have been dis tributed in the area will give ou readers an idea erf some of the many bargains being offered. Sale Now On At Patterson's Variety Over at Patterson's Variety Store a Big 7 Sale is now in pro gress. George Patterson, owner of the popular variety store, which uses as its slogan “Over Thirty Years On The Square," is offer ing many useful items at out standing bargains during this sale Elsewhere in this issue of the Herald our readers can look ovey some of these bargains and read the circulars that have been dis tributed. Mr. Patterson Invites his friends in to take advantage of the big savings during this sate. Supervisors To Sell Richland School Bldqs. The Board of Supervisors took the initial step at their meeting on Monday in what will eventually de velop into making a shrine out of he birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star, the “Little Red Schoolhouse” at Richland. The supervisors ordered adver tisements for bids for the disposal of all the buildings surrounding he brick schoolhouse with bids to be opened June 22. Stipulations tc bidders require that all buildings on the ZVz acre plot of 16th sec ion land be tom down and remov ed from the premises by August 1 with the exception of the main building and pump house. With this action the board has cleared the way to offer the hos orical spot for lease which will come up at the July meeting. The building has been used as a colored school, but with the consolidation of the school next year it would not be in use. The Order of the Eastern Star has been interested for some time acquiring the building for the pur pose of making it into a National Shrine. A 25 year lease, maximum under the law on 16th section land, outside a municipality, will be offered the OES. It was at the little school build >ng at Richland where Robert Mor ris, while teaching here, conceived the idea of organizing the Order of the Eastern Star, an organi zation which would be composed of wives and sisters of Masons. Dur ing his stay at Richmond from 1849-1850. Mr. Morris formulated his plan for starting the OES and for writing of the rituals of the organization. His idea caught on and after moving to Jackson in '850 the Eastern Star was bom, with Mr. Morris recognized as its founder and the school house which now stands at Richland as its birthplace. b: aKCHHHmmi MISS MARY WARD of Camer on, a graduate of Belhaven, will be in charge of the re creation program being spon sored by the Lions Club in Durant this summer. She will conduct an organized program of recreation on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fri days at the Lions Park. Plans Progress For Giant VFW Rally Several state candidates includ ng at least two seeking the Gov ernor’s seat will be among speak ers at the big July 4th political ally and barbecue to be staged n Lexington by the Otho CCByrd Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Carroll Gartin and Ross Bar nett both have notified committee chairmen Bill Kenna and Bill -iamberlin that they will be on the speakers stand during the day. Three of the candidates ft>r Lt. Governor will speak. They are Wil iam H* Bucklew, Brown Wil liams and Armis Hawkins. Other candidates who have indicated .hey will be here are J. M. Tubb and George Tutor, candidates for Supt. of Education; William Win er, State Tax Collector; Leland Speed and Evelyn Gandy, State Treasurer; Walter Dell Davis, Commissioner of Insurance; Nor man A. Johnson, Jr., Public Serv ice Commissioner; R. S. Graham, State Land Commissioner and Fel der Dearman, Highway Commiss ioner. All five candidates for Holmes County Sheriff will be among the speakers. They are Y. B. Bruce, Douglas Smith, Mrs. Andrew P. Smith, Ben Moore Hammett and Coyier Farmer. L. R. Thompson, candidate for re-election as Coun y Supt. of Education will also .speak as will numerous other ;andidates for local offices. D. A. McCrory, commander of the VFW post, said final plans for b'P- r day night, June 9, at a special meeting of members. All members are urged to attend this meeting, the commander said. Various committees have been named to plan the event. On the foods committee are Bill Power A. J. Davis and Homer Knox; grounds committee: Bumont Rut ledge; publicity committee, Ches ter Marshall; concessions commit tee: A. J. Davis and James Nor ris. Bill Hamberlin, Bill Henna and Commander McCrory will head die over-all committee. Law Explained For Voting Absentee Ballot Unless you are a member of the armed services, Red Cross, a dis abled veteran or a person em ployed in the transportation serv ice of duly authorized common car riers in interstate commerce, you are out of luck if you want to vote an absentee ballot in the coming August 4th primary elec tion. The old laws allowing a person to vote prior to the election on an absentee ballot have been repealed, according to Circuit Clerk Henry McClellan. The law now states that only members of all branches of the service who are citizens of Missis sippi, male or female, any dis abled war veteran who is a pa tient in a hospital, any civilian at tached to and serving outside the United States with any branch of the armed services, or the wife of any of the above who is absent from the state with her husband and who is a citizen of the state can vote absentee ballots upon compliance with the provisions of this act. A new law enacted by the Legis lature in 1958 says persons em ployed in interstate commerce shall vote absentee ballots, if his employment with such carrier ne cessitates his absence from the county of his voting residence at the time of any primary, general or special election. The voter must, however, apply in person and make application for an absentee „anot not more than 1U days nor less than 2 days prior to such election. Tchuia Legionnaires To Have Fish Fry Tchuia Legionnaires and their families will enjoy a fish fry Thursday afternoon (today) at the roadside park north of Tchuia irom five to seven. Post Commander Marshall Ben nett said all members of the Post are urged to attend. SULLIVAN’S CARAVAN — Boosters from Clarks dale for gubernatorial candidate Charles Sullivan came through Lexington last Friday on their way 1 -- 1 " ' • .. to a rally at Leakesville where Sullivan officially opened his campaign for governor. About ten cars were in the caravan.