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I ^-JJ'ofmed (bounty. HERALD VOLUME 1-NO. 21 LEXINGTON, M8SIS3IPPPI ~ xl^DAY, JUNE 18, 19B» ackSvXm v :a$3.* t * Iff Editorial Ttus is a rejjort to our I«1 stockholders, to our increasing family of PAID subscribers, to our loyal advertisers, and to those who may have heard “Small Talk” that is being put out about the Holmes County Herald. Notwithstanding the fact that a certain person is circulating false rumors that the Herald cannot succeed, the truth is just the opposite. We are getting stronger day by day. The increasing ad vertising lineage each week substantiates this fact. The proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof—everyone knows that advertising is—and should be—the main source of revenue that a weekly newspaper has. Most weekly newspaper. payrolls come from this source. The Herald consistently runs more advertising than all three of the other weekly newspa]>ers serving Holmes County combined. This fact, which we alresuly knew, was this week brought to our attention by not one, but by several different people from several communities over the county. And to emphasize their point, they produced figures. As is true with any new business, the Herald has had difficul ties to overcome. However, with your help, we have met these prob lems with honesty and sincerity, and they have practically all been solved. As of now, twenty-one weeks after our first publication, we claim the largest PAID circulation of any newspaper in the county. To support this statement, we are negotiating with the Audit Bureau of Circulation to come in and audit our circulation records whereby there will be no question about our circulation claims. That Bureau makes complete and accurate circulation surveys and reports that are unchallenged by Advertising Agencies all over America. These reports are of PAID circulations only, because ABC knows that National Advertising Agencies are interested only in paid-up cir culation when placing ads in newspapers. We believe that the Herald is an attractive newspaper, and worth its price. Evidently our subscribers do too! Barnett Speaks at Citizens Council Meeting at Coxburg Last Saturday Gubernatorial candidate Ross Barnett opened his campaign in Holmes County last Saturday night with a rousing speech, which was sprinkled with hearty applause, at a Citizens Council fish fry dinner in the Coxburg School cafeteria. A large crowd from Lexington and the Coxburg community heard Barnett lambast his chief opponent, Carroll Gartin, with a barrage of criticism for letting “Tall Daddy" Gov. Coleman call the shots. The speaker said the great need for Mississippi today is more in dustry in order to keep more of our younger people at home and in jobs. He said if he is elected gov ernor he will do all that is in his power to get laws passed that will attract industry on an equal basis with our neighboring states. Mr. Barnett said he would, as governor, try to get other Southern governors to join hands on a united front against intergration agitators. This must be done, he said, or we will be picked apart and dancing to the tune of the NAACP or other left-wing organizations. He praised Gov. Faubus of Arkansas for his courageous-stand during the Little Rock trouble and said all Southern governors should have sent con gratulatory messages to him. Only the governor of Georgia did this, he said. The candidae said he was a gamst rewriting of the constitu tion and that he believed amend ments would be the best route to take for any changes necessary in tfi#e Constitution. Mr. Barnett said he would work to rebuild forestry in Mississippi at a stepped-up pace and would increase old age assistance. The speaker was introduced by Senator T. M. Williams. R. S. Richmond was master of ceremon ies at the meeting. Vacation Bible School Program Friday Night The daily Vacation Bible School, under the direction of Miss Anne Stadler and Miss Fanelle Shepper son of Camden, Arkansas, will pre sent its program at 7:30 p.m. Fri day, June 19th in the sanctuary of the First Methodist Church This is a cooperative endeavor of the Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. The theme for this year is “The Life Of Christ." Demonstration of work and accomplishments in each de partment will be given. Certificates will be issued and everyone is in vited and encouraged to come and support these churches and these children. Speakers Named For July 4th Political Rally The VFW Fourth of July political rally committee is trying to get confirmations on speakers who will appear at the Rally and Barbecue in Lexington. Bill Hamberlin reported Wednes day morning that some of the speakers have not confirmed that they will be here, and some have conflicts with other engagements. The committee is still awaiting gubernatorial candidates Barnett, Gartin and Sullivan. Most of the candidates have stated that they will have a representative here if they cannot come in person. State candidates who have def initely confirmed they will be here are Brown Williams, Felder Dear man, Evelyn Gandy, J. Tom Lutz, G. L. Tutor, Armis Hawkins, Henry Bucklew and Henry L. Bakstrom. Those who said they would be. here or have a representative are Carroll Gartin, William Winter, Jack Tubb, William E. Andrews, Jr., Walter Dell Davis and Leland Speed. Malcolm Montgomery, Sr. said he will be here at 4 o’clock which may be too late to speak. Those who will be here if pos sible are Norman A. Johnson, Jr., W. R. Priester and R. E. Graham. County candidates will be on hand. Cemetery Cleaning At Harland's Creek There will be a cemetery clean ing Thursday, June 25 at the Har land’s Creek Cemetery. Everyone is urged to bring their own tools and their lunch. The annual cleaning of the ceme tery is held each year on the last Thursday in June. Tchula Garden Club To Have Bake Sale The Tchula Garden Club will soonsor a bake sale cm Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in the town hall. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Proceeds will go to further development of the Pine crest Cemetery. Sunday guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Roberts were Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Seward of Jackson. Officers Make Whiskey Raids Three raids were made by . Sher iff Smith on June 13. Clarence Wright, a Negro living south of Emory, was raided and a half-gal lon of moonshine whiskey was found -ajl the premises. Mrs. C. T. Boone’s place, lo cated three miles north of Pick ens, was raided Saturday. No li quor was found. The same day Bill Ellis’ place in Durant was raided and 20 half pints of liquor were found off the premises. a firty barrel still was found last Friday 8 miles south west of Lexington on the property of Ver non Rogers. 70 gallons of moon shine liquor was found loaded in a wagon on the premises. Rogers was charged with manufacturing liquor and placed under $1,000 bond. His case is awaiting action of the Grand Jury. The still and all equipment was destroyed. Thursday, June 11, Lamar Tay lor’s Day and Night Club just south of Tchula was raided and eighteen half-pints were found off the premises. June 9, Herbert Downer was raided and fifteen half pints of liquor were found off the premises. H. L. Malone’s place was raided he same day and two half pints were found off the premises. Big Fish Like Husband's Catch Mrs. H. C. True can be listed in the files of the “best fishermen” in town. On a plain cane pole and ordin ary line she caught two bass, weighing 6% and 7% pounds. She caught them out of a pond and for bait she used Mr. True’s catch of bream. Miss Kitty Moore and Miss Vir ginia Moore returned from the Gulf Coast Saturday and were weekend guests of their father, Mr. James H. Moore. Dairying On Increase In County MILKING TIME at the Russell Farm—Sonny Rus sell, left, and father, H. “Pee Wee” Russell look over part of their herd of 50 cows they are now milking. The Russells operate a dairy farm ne^t Franklin and have about 150 head of cows. They are changing over from a mixture of Holstein and Jersey cows to all Jersey. Last year they pur chased the registered Jersey bull (Royal Dowdy) left, whose father was imported from Ireland. Grade “A” milk producers, the Resells have their cows milked twice daily, at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. in a modern four stall walk through milking parlors, shown in background. The milk is picked up and transported to the Madison County Dair ies to whom they sell their milk in refrigerated trucks and it is kept at a 50-degree temperature at all times. HOSPITALITY BOOTI Fm g£Fg£SUM£NTS Amt KlUS. MANY OUT-OF-STATE visitors stopped by the Lexington Hospi tality Booth last week. Welcoming visitors when this picture was taken were, from left: Betty Lou White, Patty Povall, Lexington’s Miss Hospitality; Mrs. Dora Pearl Tidwell, chairman of the Hos pitality committee and Joan Chennault. —Photo by Joe Bums Work To Start On Radio Station In Lexington Robbin Mathis of Houston and Marvin Mathis of McGee, were ii> Lexington last Thursday, negotiat ing with contractors to build a ra dio station here. Tiie Mathis brothers, who operate stations at Houston and McGee, said they hoped a contract could be let this week to start construc tion on the station which will be iocated just off the Durant road, west of the Armory in Lexington. The five acre plot of land was purchased through donations by merchants in Lexington on which the radio station will be built. The owners estimated that the station will be in operation by late summer or early fall. A few weeks ago the Federal Communications Commission ap proved an application for the sta tion which will have the call let ters of WHMS. Friends were sorry to hear that Mrs. Ernestine Shivers of Baton Rouge, La., is a patient at the Community Hospital. Year’s First Cotton Blooms Reported With the hot weather arriving this week came first reports of cotton blooms. The first bloom reported to the Herald came Tuesday from Bubba Cunningham, who had spotted a few blooms on the Norman Wea thersby Marcella Plantation near Tchula. Wednesday morning pink blooms were found on John R. Killebrew’s place near Goodman, indicating the blooms had opened Monday or Tuesday of this week. Killebrew’s cotton is DPL variety and was planted April 2. A third report came in Wednes day morning that Howard Malone had spotted blooms on his place at Franklin. Coxburg On Top In 2-Conty League The Coxburg Independents drop ped strong Durant 6-4 Sunday af ternoon at Coxburg to remain on top in the two-county Independent League. Paul Hood, who went the full nine innings was winning pitcher for Coxburg. The losing pitcher was Miles. Durant was ahead in the first inning, scoring two runs on two hits and a walk. But Coxburg went out front to stay in the sec ond inning with three runs on 3 hits and a walk. Durant scored two more runs in the sixth. Hood gave up only five hits while the winners collected 12 hits. The win was the eighth straight victory for Coxburg, the defending champions of the two-year-old league. Six independent teams make up the League with Carl Rodgers of Lexington as president. Lexington, Durant, Coxburg and Tchula are the Holmes County representatives and Itta Bena and Morgan City of Leflore County make up the two-county league. Each team in the loop is sch eduled to play every after team twice on a home and home basis. At the end of the season a three game series will be played with the first place team playing the third place team. A 3-game series play off will take place between the two top teams to declare a cham pion. The champion team will play the Carroll County champion. Durant will play host to Coxburg Sunday afternoon. Coxburg’s lineup: Terry Saxon, c; Paul Hood, p; Carl McDaniel, If; Fred Saxon, cf; Raymond Sims, lb; Phillip Chisolm, 2b; George Robert Saxon 3b; Lamar Purvis, os; Billy Joe Abernathy, right field. 7 Grade‘A’ Producers Now In The County Dairying in Holmes County is becoming more and more a prof itable business as more farmers are getting into the dairy business. There are today seven fairly large size Grade A milk produc ers in the county with an eighth n the process of building a milking parlor and getting in the business. .Several farmers on a smaller scale are producing Grade C milk. Emphasis this week is on these dairymen, since June is National Dairy Month, who are constantly improving their herds and build ing better milking facilities to handle the increasing amount of milk being shipped to processing plants in adjoining counties to be processed into dairy products and Homogenized milk. Among the larger Grade “A” producers are Clay Aldy whose farm is located just south of Du rant and H. “Pee Wee” Russell and son at Franklin. Aldy is milk ing about 65 cows and the Rus sels milk about 50 head. J. B. Watson of Franklin milks about 10 head and W. E. Moore, also of Franklin, is milking about 30 head. John Word, who operates his dairy farm between Lexington and Durant and who recently changed over from Grade “C” to Grade “A”, is milking about 25 head as :s Charlie Donald of Goodman. -****—mmnmmmmmmmmBmmmmMammmmmmmmmmmmKmm—mKmm BULLETIN The Herald learned Wednes *day afternoon just at press time that Mrs. J. S, Murphy of Pickens was named first place winner in the State Dress Kevue in the Sports Division at State College. The contest was held Tuesday. Sonny Diggs of Acona is milking about 35 head. D. C. O’Briant of West is a Grade “C” producer. David Mitchell, who has resign ed his position as Associate Coun ty Agent effective the last day of this month, is now in the pro cess of building a milk parlor two miles west of Lexington and is planning on getting into the dairying business on a large scale. He will milk about 65 head of Guernsey cows and will ship milk daily to the Walker Farms at Stoneville. Other producers in the • county ship milk to A&M Dairies at Greenwood, Madison County Dairies at Canton, LuVel. Dairies at Kosciusko, and the Grade “C” producei-s ship their milk to Pef Milk Co. at Kosciusko. All Grade “A” producers have installed refrigeration units to keep their milk at a constant temp erature. Jack Yates Installed As Lions Club President Jack Yates, local banker and civic leader, was installed as pre sident of the Lexington Lions Club Ibesday night at installation serv ices for incoming officers of the club. He succeeds Tandy Stepp. Mike Lammons, former president r the club, acted as installation officer. Other officers who were installer were Nathan Schur, first vice J president; S. T. Hollingsworth, sec .nd vice president; Malcolm Phil lips, third vice president; A. J. Davis, lion tamer; A. L. Gipsdfo, tail twister; Roy Gelston, secre tary and Irby Ellington and Lee Alderman, directors. Dr. Roberts reported to the club that an increasing number of young adults are being afflicted with polio this year over the na tion, and stressed the fact that these young people should take polio shots. He also said a fourth shot or a second booster is being recommended for children. The doctor said that, as of now, the Health Department is authorized to give only two shots and on booster to children, and he said the club could do a real community service if financial help could be arranged to buy the vaccine and that local doctors would probably give these extra shots free of charge. President Stepp appointed a com mittee, composed of Dr. Roberts, Dr. Mitchell, Chalmers Richard son and Billy Berberette, to look into the cost and feasibility of giv ing these shots, and to report back at the next meeting for action b> the club. The Lions also voted to donate $50 to help the Pony League base ball team financially this summer The Rotary Club is also donating $50 to the League to help with expenses. Human Relations Clinic Successful Mr. Roy Hatten, instructor fqr the State Department of Educa tion, conducted a human relations clinic entitled “The Technique or Handling People” Monday through Thursday nights of last week at the City Hall. The clinic was made availably by the State Department of Edu cation and was sponsored localh; by the Chamber of Commerce. An average of 20 people were ir attendance at each class. The clinic covered eleven major tech niques of handling people and was termed a success. Ten silver dollars were given as door prizes each night in $5. $3 and $2 prizes. Mrs. H. P. Watson, Jr., Miss (Julia Watson and Phil were among * Jackson visitors Friday. Flag Delivery Is Delayed Delivery of the new flags sold lo merchants in Lexington by the v. F. W. is being held up until another star can be added with he admittance of Hawaii as the fiftieth state. Walter Sharpe, who headed the flag-selling committee, said 35 merchants had purchased the flags at $18.50 each. The price for the four by six feet flags includes a 12 foot staff and a team of VFW members will place the flags in front of the merchants places of ;usiness the days during the year it is appropriate to do so. The price also includes a year’s storage free of charge. Services Held For J. Garner Joseph Roy Gamer died June 15th at 12:30 p.m. at Chatom, Ala bama, after a week’s illness. The 75-year-old retired policeman was x>m in Macon, Miss., and had lived n Chatom for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Rev. P. D. Bragg officiating. In terment followed at Odd Fellows Cemetery at Lexington with Sou hern Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Garner leaves four daught ers, Mrs. Dora Pearl Tidwell, .exington; Mrs. Frank Adams, Mrs. R. E. Gresham and Mrs. f. L. Reynolds, all of Jackson; even grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Pepper Tidwell, Tom Cothran, W. B. Frost, Buck "id well, Ray Johnson, W. L. Meek, Norman D. Porter and W R. McLeflan. Shooting Near Tchula Sun. A shooting took place late Sun day afternoon on the Henry Wat erer place near Tchula. Negro Le roy Jones was shot in the chest with a shotgun by his 12-year-old stepson. The youth told the sheriff that Jones was beating the boy’s mother with a hammer and ad vanced toward him. Jones was brought to the Holmes County Community Hospital and then sent to University Hospital in Jackson. Doctors report he has a good chance for full recovery and no charges have been filed pending the outcome of the wounded man.