MEC To Start Drive
For Membership Soon
Many business, civic and pro
fessional leaders in Holmes Coun
ty will be given the opportunity
of affiliating with the Mississippi
Economic Council-State Chamber
of Commerce in a special new
member program to be staged dur
ing the next few weeks, according}
to George K. Wade, area member
ship chairman of the MEC.
The chairman, Mr. Jack Yates,
of Lexington and R. L. Ray of
Tchula have been named to head
the special solicitation effort. The
goal in new support for the county
to the MEC-State Chamber is $500.
“The Mississippi Economic Coun
cil carries out a positive, aggres
sive program for the development
of our state," the chairman said.
“It is engaged in many worthwhile
activities, sucn as icgisiauve in
forms at the city, county, state
and national level. It works in
such fields as Hometown Develop
ment economic development, labor
relations, education and taxation.
“Some 30 volunteer committee
men, in addition to a statewide
board, are busily engaged in pro
jects to make our state a better
place in which to live and make
“We trust that during these da vs
of special effort to increase sup
port in our county that business,
civic and professional leaders will
investigate the desirability of af
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ing year 'round for pennies
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Each Arkla-Servel air-conditioning
unit which we sell carries with it
a written guarantee.
filiating with the MEC.
“We will be glad to answer any
question and furnish literature on
the operation of the organization^
File Social Security
Claims 30 To 60 Days
One of the goals of the Social
Security Administration is to pay
benefits as promptly as possible to
those persons entitled to them.
To assist in maintaining a reg
ular income into the household
after retirement, the public should
be aware of a policy being stressed
by the Social Security Adminis
tration, Luther H. Bolton, District
Manager of the Greenwood Social
Security office, stated today. To
receive benefits promptly after re
tirement, a worker should file a
:laim for his benefits 30 to 60 days
before retirement if he knows he
Anil be retiring on a certain date.
This advance filing will give the
Social Security Administration and
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time to get information and evi
dence necessary to establish en
titlement before the first check is
due. It will also afford a widow
and any children who might be
eligible the opportunity to file for
Generally evidence will be re
quired to prove the age of the re
tired person and his wife. They
may be a birth or baptismal re
cord. If there is no such record
available, any record that is old
and reliable may be sufficient. If
there is a child under 18 or a child
)f any age who was disabled be
fore age 18, it will be necessary
:o have a birth certificate for
Evidence of the worker’s eam
ngs in the taxable year before
he date of retirement is also ne
cessary. This proof may be a copy
>f the income tax withholding
statement (Form W-2) or a copy
>f the income tax return for the
self-employed preson. By sub
mitting this evidence on the first
risit to the social security office
future contacts may be unncessary.
The above plan has been highly
endorsed by large employers who
have retirement plans supplement
ing social security benefits, by la
bor unions and by other organiza
Mr. Bolton again stressed that
for prompt payment of your first
social security check, "inquire be
fore you retire,"
Your Greenwood social security
office is located at 413 Howard St.
Gifts to the HEART Fund In
memory of your friends, rela
tives and associates wUl be
gratefully acknowledged by
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By Mrs. E. R. Buchanan
BRENDA GUEST CELEBRATES
HER FOURTH BIRTHDAY
Little Brenda Guest, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Guest, cele
brated her fourth birthday on
Tuesday, September 15 at 3 o’clock.
There were about 15 guests to
share this happy occasion with
Brenda, who received lovely gifts.
Brenda's grandmother, Mrs. Dan
iels of Greenwood, and Mrs. Joe
Ward assisted Mrs. Guest in serv
ing ice cream and cake.
Each guest received cute little
BAPTIST WMU HELD
MEETING AT CHURCH
The Baptist WMU met at churoh
at 3:30 o’clock on Tuesday and
Thursday for the program of Week
of Prayer for Home Missions with
Mrs. Vernon Lehman opening the
meetings and Mrs. John T. Par
ker giving the devotionals. Nine
Cruger WSCS met Monday morn
ing at the Methodist Church at
9:30 o'clock with vice president,
Mrs. C. H. Bonds, presiding. Nine
members were present. Mrs. C.
H. Spivey conducted devotional.
The business meeting followed
with all officers giving their re
In conclusion, there was a gift
box packed to be spent to
A. B. Archer, Jr., who is in the
DANNY RAE RATLIFF
BORN SEPTEMBER IS
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ratliff an
nouce the arrival of a son, Danny
Rae Ratliff, bom Sunday, Sep
tember 13 at the Lexingto Hospital.
Denny joins his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Holman and
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ratliff, in wel
coming his little brother.
SON BORN TO
THE RALPH BONNERS
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bonner of
Dallas Texas, are the proud par
ents of a son, Ralph Franklin Bon
ner, Jr., bom Thursday. Septem
ber 10. in a Dallas hospital.
Sharing congratulations is the
grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Bonner,
Sr., of Cruger, and Mr. and Mrs.
Dotson of Dallas. Jack is a for
mer Cruger resident.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Harris, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Harris, Jr., of Haz
elhurst were weekend guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harris.
Mrs. Gene Rutledge was called
to Haiti, Mo., because of the death
of her uncle, Bill Austin. After
the funeral, Mrs. Rutledge’s mo
ther, Mrs. Nettie Haynes of Oak
Grove, La., returned home with
Mrs. Rutledge for an overnight
Sherry and Kaye Barrett and
Elaine Fleming have enrolled at
Martha Geeslin Studio of Danc^ig
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fleming,
Elaine, David, Forrest and Steve
joined Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Fleming
for a Sunday visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Fleming of Grace.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Bailey of
Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hawkins of Grenada were weekend
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Bailey and Mrs Bonner
Last Tuesday Mrs George Hes
sen and Mrs Jerry Woodruff of
Yazoo City visited their niece, Mrs.
Mrs. Ina Parker is spending this
week with her son and family,
Shelby Parker at Pickens.
Mr. Ray Campbell of Jackson
is spending this week with rela
tives, Mr. and Mrs. V7. M. Estes
and Mrs. Campbell.
Farmers Urged To
Give Labor Needs
JACKSON (Special)—Marx Huff,
Director of the Mississippi Employ
ment Security Commission, today
urged all farmers concerned with
harvesting cotton to advise local
Employment Security Offices of
their expected labor needs.
The Employment Service is con
cerned with avoiding shortages in
off-farm pickers, Huff advised, and
is geared up to help supply labor;
to those farmers needing workers,
“Current rains, once they stop,”
Huff said, “may find most of die
cotton farmers wanting additional
labor ... all at the same time.
Proper and orderly placement of
orders with the Employment Serv
ice will assist in meeting any rea
“We’re thankful that idnustrial
employment is steadily on the in
crease, but this also often creates
limited shortages in farm labor,
since some industrial workers are
being hired from rural areas,"
Huff commented. “By care plan
ning, which has already been set
in motion, so that full utilization
of all available workers will be
realized, we hope to off-set the
drain on our farm labor supply."
Farm workers are usually re
cruited into group and either go'
out to the fields as “day haul"
workers under a crew leader, or
they may temporarily move once
the cotton in their home areas
has been harvested.
Farm workers will have their
earning season extended by en
listing in the farm-labor placement
program that has been worked
out by the Employment Security
Commission, Huff added. He
all available workers to visit the
nearest Employment Service Of
fice if they want work. %
The Appointment of Atley A.
Kitchings. Jr., as its attorney for
Mississippi has been announced by
Southern Bell. Mr. Kitchings as
sumed his duties in Jackson on
Mr. Kitchings’ appointment is
part of Southern Bell's plan to
decentralize its legal department
in the general office. He will be
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matters in Mississippi.
A former resident of Clinton. Mr.
Kitchings joined the Company in
February, 1957. He is a graduate
of Mississippi College and the Uni
versity of Virginia.
Mr. Kitchings is a member of
Sigma Nu Phi legal fraternity, the
Birmingham Bar Association, Ala
bama Bar Association, American
Bar Association and Judge Advo
cate General Association.
Before joining Southern Bell he
served as U. S. District Attorney
for the Northern District erf Ala
bama. He is a former member
of the firm of Daves and Williams
in Birmingham, Alabama.
Married to the former Betty Jane
Langley of Jackson, the Kitchings
have one child, Jane Marlea, age 4.
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HOLMES COUNTY HERALD
By Mrs. Henry Webster
Mrs. Delia Cooksey and daugh
ter, Winnie of Memphis, are spend
ing this week with Mrs. Tommie
l<ou Cooksey and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Harthcock
and son, Ernest, Jr., of Baton
itouge, La, visited relatives over
Miss Myrtle Abels and David
Hearn have returned to Delta
State College. Joe McGinty has
gone to Mississippi State Univer
sity. They are all seniors.
Mr. and Mrs. Duray Spell and
family and Mrs. Jim Tolar and
girls visited relatives in Jackson
Mr. James Killebrew came by
to see Mr. and Mrs. Obbile Lee
Killebrew and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Abies of
Louisville visited relatives and
friends over the weekend.
Everyone enjoyed the fish fry
at Coxburg September 12 at fche
Citizens Council meeting. Bob Pat
terson, executive secretary of the
Mississippi Citizens Council, was
the main speaker. He was intro
duced by R. S. Richmond, chair
man of the Coxburg Citizens Coun
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Why we built two cars for 1960 . . .
as different as night and day
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On October 2—for the first time in Chevrolet's 1+9-year history—you will be able to walk into your
dealer's showroom and see two totally different kinds of cars. ■ One is the conventional 1960 Chevrolet,
brand new in appearance and more beautifully refined and luxurious than you can imagine. I The
other is unlike any car we or anybody else ever built—the revolutionary Corvair, with the engine in the
rear where it belongs in a compact car. ■ We'd like to teU you why we built two such different cars,
how we built them—and for whom we built them.
Why two kinds of cars? Because
America itself has been going through
some big changes in the past few
years. Our cities have been straining
at their seams. Traffic is jam-packed.
Parking space is at a premium.
And our suburbs have spread like
wildfire. People are living farther from
their work, driving more miles on
crowded streets. There is new leisure
time—but more things to do. There’s
a new standard of living—and more
need for two cars in the family garage.
In short, America’s automobile
needs have become so complex that
no one kind of car can satisfy them
completely. That is why we at Chev
rolet, keeping tab on these trends,
have had a revolutionary compact car
in the planning stages for more than
Thus, when we decided three years
ago to prepare for production of such
a car we were ready to build it the way
it should be built. There was no need
for a hasty “crash” program that '
would create only a sawed-off version
of a conventional car.
That is why the two cars you
will see in your dealer’s showroom
October 2 will be two entirely
different kinds of cars. One is the
conventional '60 Chevrolet—brand
new in beauty, with new space inside,
new spirit under the hood, a new
feeling of sumptuousness and luxury
never before attained by any car in its
field. There is great V8 power linked
with new thrift, plus Chevrolet’s
superb 6-cylinder engine. It is a
traditional car that comes even closer
to perfection—in silence, in room, in
ease of control, in velvety ride—than
any other car we have ever made.
The other is the Corvair, a compact
car that is astonishingly different from
anything ever built in this country.
It has to be—because this is a six
passenger compact car, with a really
remarkable performance ... a car
designed specifically to American
standards of comfort, to American
The engine is in the rear. Among
the basic advantages resulting from
this engine location are better traction
on a compact 108-inch wheelbase and
a practically flat floor. But to be
placed in the rear, the engine had to
be ultra light and ultra short. So
Corvair's engine is totally new—
mostly aluminum and air cooled; it
weighs about 40 per cent less than
conventional engines. It is a “flat”
horizontally opposed six—so it is only
three cylinders long . . . and that
leaves a lot more room for passengers.
Another weight saving: like modern
airplanes, the Corvair has no frame;
the body-shell supplies it great struc
tural strength . . . it’s a welded unit
that is virtually rattle-free.
The ride is fantastic. But to get it
we had to design independent sus
pension at every wheel; conventional
springing would give a compact car a
choppy ride. Right now we’ll make
one prediction: no other U.S. compact
car will ride so comfortably, hold the
road so firmly and handle so beautifully.
Now there are two kinds of cars
from Chevrolet—because it takes two
kinds of cars to serve America's needs
today. If you love luxury—the utmost
in luxury—and if you want generous
interior space, breath-taking perform
ance, automatic drives and power
assists—then the conventional '60
Chevrolet may be your choice.
If easy parking, traffic agility and
utmost economy are high on your list
—then you should seriously consider
the Corvair. But the best thing to do
is to look these two new cars over at
your Chevrolet dealer’s .. . take them
out for a drive. It may be that the
only logical choice for your family
between two cars like this is—both.
They make a perfect pair.
See all the new Chemolets October 2 at your local authorized Chevrolet dealer's
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WEATHERSBY CHEVROLET CO.
Phone 255 of 256 Lexington
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