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Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, September 24, 1959, Image 4

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The Old South—
By Eve L. Bunveil
Howdy Y’All —
“You yankees like to laugh at as,
because we say you all,
As if it were the singular,
but, that’s not true a-tall,
No one ever says “you all”,
Unless it’s two or more,
To whom his words are spoken,
Like a group of three or four.
If I should say to Henry Jones,
I think you-all is lazy,
Why Henry Jones would look at me,
and think that I was crazy.
So any one who says you all, sub
urbanite or rural.
Rest assured, my yankee friends,
he means it in the plural.
And if it sounds so corny,
when you hear our southern drawl
Remember that ’twas Christ who
said, “God love and bless YOU
ALL.” —Copied.
If you have ever smelled the
fragrance of our flowers in the
bpringtime, heard the singing of
our summer birds, seen the gran
deur of our Autumn woods, felt
the gentle warmth of our winter’s
sun, you would not scoff at Mis
sissippi—but have praise instead.
It is true that this was once a
great wilderness, where the Indians
□ rvl _:iJ • « . . .
—— w.v, TYiiu aiumau neia sway.
However, it was transformed in to
prosperous farms many years ago..
One of the best places in all the
world is the Old Tavern Town and
stage-coach station, in which we
hve. This section of the state was
early known for lawlessness, sa
loons and drinking, fighting and
killings. At that time it was known
as Bucksnort”. But the pious
churchmen changed the name to
Ebenezer.
The home in which we live today
is on the land which my great
£^at*er; Charles Hoover Soml
mnth * Jaly’ 1883‘ My grand
mother often told how her father
loved to hunt, and that quail were
so plentiful, that he would stretch
a net in his field and drive a whole
covey into it. They were very
gentle and almost tame. My grand
father would take out what they
wanted to eat, andtum the others
loose.
Wild hogs were also plentiful,
plantation had their hog’s ears
clipped, or cut, a certain way, and
if a hunter found a hog with no
“ear marks” he was ai liberty to
shoot it. Grandmother said ‘‘when
cattle and sheep were killed the
tallow was always saved for mak
ing candles, as we all know that
was all the light they had at that
time.
Old houses have a special lived-in
quality, the sense of time having
passed over them, they seem stead
fast and strong. Fire places that
have warmed generations have
something a brand new fire place
does not have. In an old hause
you always live both in the past
and in the present.
1863 Chess Pie Recipe
5 egg yolks, well beaten; 1 cup
butter, ltbs. flour; 2 cups sugar.
Mix sugar and flour, cream butter
and add sugar mixture. Add eggs,
stir well. Pour in pastry lined tin.
Sprinkle with nutmeg. Preheat oven
to 350 degrees; place pie in oven
and lower heat to 325 degrees and
cook for about 45 minutes. Cool
before cutting.
1957 Chess Pie Recipe
Beat 1 cup sugar into 3 whole
eggs; add 1 tbs. corn meal. Stir
in one-half cup melted butter, K
cup cream, pinch of salt and 1
spoon vanilla. Pour in uncooked
pastry, and bake at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes.
Hairdressers Hold
Mi
Monthly Meeting
The Holmes-Attaid Unit of the
Mississippi Hairdressers Associa
tion met Tuesday night, Septem
ber 15, in Lexington with Miss
Clara Ware.
The meeting was opened by
reading the Code of Cosmetology
by Miss Iris Kling.
The President, Mrs. Erma White,
welcomed our visitor, Miss An
nette Dean of Kosciusko, and also
welcomed Mrs. Charlotte Black
stock who became a member of
our unit.
Business matters were discussed
by all.
The following officers were elect*
ed for 1960:
President—Mrs. Erma White
1st Vice President—Mrs. Lavelle
Pope
2nd Vice President—Miss Clara
Ware
3rd Vice President—Mrs. Mar*
jorie Myers
Secretary—Mrs. Pauline Johnson
Theasurer and Remitting—Mrs.
Iris Kling
Attala Reporter—Mrs. Eula Pro
vost
Holmes Reporter — Mrs. Mary
Irene Upshaw.
Each one present enjoyed a de
Home
Agent
by MARY F. HARPOLE
Home Agent
Removing th*-, muicn from around
a plant seems an usual recommen
dation, doesn’t It
But if you remove the mulch
from around unsheltered evergreen
azaleas about three weeks before
the first fall frost, they will get
the most growth with die least
winter injury. This is a recent
research finding.
Most of your azaleas may be pro
tected by buildings, shrubbery and
trees. If this is the case in your
yard, they will not benefit greatly
from mulch removal. It is the un
sheltered plants it helps most
Yes, the mulch helps hold mois
ture in the soil in die summer for
plant growth. But it lowers the air
temperature in fall and winter by
insulating die soil agaist heat loss.
Tests in October and November
showed the air was 5 degrees lower
two inches above mulched plants
than above plants not mulched.
hi one case there was a temper
ature of 28 degrees a week before
the first frost. The research
era found frost on the hay mulch
and on the mulched azaleas, but
no frost on the bare ground or on
unmulched a^ateae. %
Pood For Children
Children are not “little adult*”
in their attitudes toward food.
They have tastes and likes and
dislikes different from grown-ups.
As you prepare and serve food for
the children, remember:
. Children have keener senses
of taste and smell than grown-ups.
Children under six like mild-flav
ored foods.
2. Children from 2 to f
old often prefer raw fflHfl| 0tB
vegetables. They like crtsp foods
in a meal, if for no other reason
than to hear die sound of chewing
the food. *
3. Children usually dislike stiff
or slightly gummy starchy foods.
They show that they like to dislike
certain textures.
4. Do not force anv food on a
child. fc
September is Better Breakfast
Month* Homemakers, teen-agers,
school boys and girls, weight
watchers, grown men—everybody
needs a good breakfast after a
long night's fast
licious meal which Clara had pre
pared for us. This being the Unit's
10th birthday, she also had a beau
tifully decorated birthday cake.
Good-Bye-Summer
Hello Fall
Our Store Is Stocked
With Brand New
Fall Merchandise
I
And Our Prices
Will Amaze You
So Come In
And Save
\ \ ; . I j
GREENWOOD, MUS
September 30 Is Last
Day For Wool Ballot
Chairman Lynn Jordan of the
Holmes ASC County Committee to
day reminded wool growers that
all ballots in the wool and lamb
market development referendum
must be voted not later than Wed
nesday, September 30.
The referendum has been con
ducted throughout the month of
September to give all gromers am
ple opportunity to vote. Ballots
were mailed to all known wool
and lamb producers. After the
ballot is voted, it should be mailed
or brought in person to the county
office. If the ballot is mailed,
must be postmarked not later than
September 30.
In the referendum, farmers who
produce wool have the opportunity
to vote YES or NO an approval
a new agreement between the Sec
retary of Agriculture and Ameri
can Sheep Producers Council fi%
the advertising and sales pro
motion of lamb and wool. If the
agreement is approved, deductions
Cooler Weather
Is Predicted
The outlook for the Mississippi
Delta for Mid-KentAmhpr thrmio-h
Mid-October calls for continued
somewhat cooler and wetter wea
ther than normal. Temperatures
will average in the low 30's in the
afternoons and the upper 59's at
night. Rainfall will average about
5 inches which is above normal
but much less than the same pe
riod last year when rainfall aver
aged 10 to 20 indies over much
of the Delta.
The main track of low pressure
systems is due to be across the
southern part of the country dur
ing the next 30 days. Lows will
move from Arizona through the
Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic
states.
The low pressure systems, while
in the Mid-South, will give more
cloudiness than usual. Sunshine is
expected to average 60 percent
of the daylight hours; however,
this is still well above the average
for the same period of 1957 and
1958.
Drying conditions will continue
good through the next 30 days;
however, there will be several pe
riods of 2 to 4 days, following
showers, that fields will be too
muddy to work mechanical pick
ers. Dew will be moderate to
heavy at night generally leaving
the fields about 8:00 to 8:30 in
the morning.
During the past 30 days. Mid
August through Mid-September,
rainfall has averaged between 3.50
inches and 5.50 inches In the Delta.
> i<yxn>'
They Say
Elephants Don't
—But Men Do
Forget that is. Doctor
Johnson said: “Men more
frequently require to be re
minded than informed.”
This is why we are re
minding you to check your
insurance coverage NOW,
RIGHT NOW. Not tomor
row or next week. Most
anything can happen in the
meantime.
So, to be safe, let us help
you check your present in
surance program and make
the necessary adjustments
to fit your present needs.
ggg
Hooker
Insurance
Agency
will be made from Government
wool and lamb payments for the
1959, 1060 and 1061 marketing
years to finance the Council’s ac
tivities.
Deductions for this promotion
program have been made each
year since the wool incentive pro
gram began in 1955. Deductions
amount to 1 cent per pound for
shorn wool and 5 cents per hun
dredweight for unshorn lambs and
may be no higher than that if the
agreement is extended.
An eligible voter in the refer
endum is any individual, corpora
tion, aprtnership or legal entity
" hich had an interest as owner or
partial owner in one or more sheep
six months of age or older for any
Deriod of s*t loacf on j- *_
January 1, 1959, until the day his
ballot is cast. Any wool grower
who believes he is entitled to vote
and has not received his ballot
should notify the ASC county of
fice.
Extension of the agreement re
quires a favorable vote by grow
ers having two-thirds of the volume
of production represented in the
referendum.
'
Last year Mississippi's total cash receipts from farming totaled $592,700,000
... and cotton, once a dictatorial king in our state, accounted for only 34? o£
this. Livestock and allied produce — cattle, dairy products, poultry, eggs, hogs,
and sheep — made up 46? and crops such as soybeans, rice, wheat and vege
tables accounted for another 13?.
This is only the beginning. Unlimited potentials for further farm progress
through diversification lies ahead. However, if we are to take full advantage of
these potentials, every Mississippi must take a personal, working interest in
the business climate of our state. We must plant the seeds of opportunity.
The time for planting is today.
Mississippi Power & Light Company
HELPING BUILD MISSISSIPPI
for over a third of a century
This advertisement Is the ninth in a series
devoted to the unlimited potentials of Mississippi.
Frank Smith's
News Letter
The longest session of the Con
gress in 8 years has adjourned
after a generally successful ses
sion. A good labor reform bill
has become law. The Congress
reduced the President’s spending
requests by nearly $2 billion. No
new civil rights law was passed.
One of the important achieve
ments of the session was the over
riding of the President’s veto of
the public works appropriation bill.
The bill was important to our area
not only because of appropriations
for specific projects, but also be
cause of the vital issue of whether
the President would have the arbi- I
trary power to block any new start
in the field of flood control or
conservation of natural resources.
Every new project started in our
area in the past seven years has
been over the objection of the
President, voiced through his Bu
reau of the Budget.
The Presidential veto was over
ridden only after a fight that lasted
around the clock a full week. I
was named chairman of a special
committee, including representa
tives from 28 states, which was
organized to make the fight a
gainst the veto. We met and served
notice on the Appropriations Com
mitte that we would defeat on the
floor any bill which yielded to the
President’s demands for deletions
of the projects to which he ob
jected. With the knowledge of this
suDport, rebellious members of
the committee were able to bring
out a new bill by a vote of 19 to 17.
Even with the bill out of com
mittee, we faced endless problems.
The committee chairman was
against the bill. The Democratic
leadership was reluctant to tangle
again with the President’s record
of never having had a veto over
ridden. After several meetings,
we finally convinced the leaders
that the fight had to be made, and
the solid support we received from
Democratic Members on the veto
vote showed how successful our
nrtrani7atinin offnrta haH h«>rt
The current visit of Krushchev
on the heels of the Russian moon
rocket shot high lights the fact
that the struggle against Commun
ism and for world peace is still
the gravely critical issue which
outweighs aft others. President
Eisenhower’s visit to Europe has
demonstrated the unity of the free
world. Operating from this posi
tion of strength, I hope he will
refuse to compromise the liberty
of any of the world’s free people.
American strength and unity of
purpose are still essential for die
critical days ahead.

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