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stands by as Mayor Allie Povall of Lexington signs a Proclamation, proclaiming Sept. 17-23 as "Constit ution Week. The signing of the or der took place in the Mayor’s offi ce. Tchula Merchants To Sponsor CottonPickin1 Sale October 1-3 ililites.. aver Mlalmes By Chester Marshall We had the priviledge and honor of attending the special tour ar ranged for members of the Miss issippi Press at the recently com pleted 238,000 kilowatt unit of the Rex Brown Steam Electric Station in Jackson last Thursday. It was an impressive sight to see the hugh operation. And as Mr. Baxter Wilson, president of MP&L, pointed out in his address to the visiting newspaper people, the new plant represents the economic grow th of our state and the faith in a bright future. “It is built in a spirit of faith to serve the growing needs of a great State and a great people.” Mr. Wilson said. “Elctric power is qn Docnnfial faotrvr fVinmn HiiilH ers and industrial development. Power must be available when needed, and with our faith in Miss issippi’s future we have built not just for today but for our brighter tomorrows.” We enjoyed the tour of the gen erating plant, and we also enjoyed the hour of fellowship at the Rex Brown Lodge and the luncheon. As a host, the Mississippi Power and Light Co. people just can’t be beat We’d say this congenialty is playing a big part in “Helping Build Mississippi” by sincere ef forts in helping to locate industry throughout our area. They say a business is no better than the people who work, for it. If this be the case, then Mississippi Power and Light Company will con tinue to grow, helping build a bet ter Mississippi. RESIDENTS MUST BUY CAR TAGS IN COUNTY Residents of Durant will be re quired to buy their car tags in Holmes County where their tax assessment is levied. Any one liv ing in Durant but buying a tag in another county will be assessed with their proper car tax and the tax will be collected. All officers have ben instructed to be on the alert for violations of this nature. The Tchula Merchants Associa tion, twenty strong, have banded together to offer the patrons of the Tchula area, a town-wide Cotton Picking Sale beginning today, Oct. 1 and lasting through Saturday, October 3rd. These merchants are offering fantastic bargains k\ their stores, showing proof that their customers do not have to go to larger cities to find what they want at lower prices. Circulars with samples of some of the bargains offered by the stor es participating have been distri buted throughout the area. On Saturday afternoon, a special drawing, in addition to the regular Saturday drawing for cash prizes, will be held and special gifts dona' ted by various firms will be given to the lucky winners. Several of the merchants are of fering specials in this issue of the Herald and our readers are invited to look these ads over before shop ping. Following is a list of the mer chants in. Tchula who are nartici pating in the city-wide Cotton Pick ing Sale: George's Toggery, Nel son-Bennett Department Store, Smith’s Super Service, Tchula Drug Store, Merchants & Planters Bank, The Fair Store, Western Auto Associate Store, Noah’s Ark, Garrett Service Station,- Tchula Food Market, Ferrell’s Cafe, Bras low’s, Williams Bargain Store, Maggio Grocery, Wong’s Food Store, Sheppard’s §tore, Tchula Hardware, Curie Auto & Furniture Co. and Sara’s Gift Shop. As the circular says- “The whole town of Tchula has gone hog wild. Be around during this big sale to get your cotton picking hands cm special prizes to be given away at the Saturday drawing, and shop where bargains are being offered.” -- Durant Adds New Police To Force W. H. Counts has been employed by the Mayor and Board of Aider men of Durant to work as special officer and relief man. Mr. Counts was railway express agent in Dur ant for many years and recently retired from the company. He will assume his duties as police officer immediately. ———..I aa———pi CHATTING BEFORE THE Horn etown Development meeting got underway in Tchula last week wer e from left: Ralph Ray. treasurer of the committee, W. W. Benton, C ommunity Development Cordina tor for Mississippi Power and Ligh t Co., who was guest speaker, and Mrs. Everarde Jones, chairman of the Tchula Hometown Develop ment Committee. JfofmeA C^ountu [|f £ j L |j 12 PAGES — 2 SECTIONS VOLUME 1 - NUMBER 86 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1959 Farm Bureau To Open Membership Drive * * * * * ★ J. R. Killebrew, Linda Shurlds Are Named King And Queen ^>1 ^ ^ -m __ bounty-wide Contest Held In Lexington Linda Shurlds, Senior in Lexing ton High School, was named Hol mes county Farm Bureau Queen at the annual contest held in the Lexington Grammar school Audi torum Monday night. Selected King was J. R. Killebrew, a Junior at Tchula High School. Miss Shurlds won the title in competion with five other lovely girls from various communities in the county. The Queen and King were selected by their poise and speech. Before coming on the stage singularly for final judging, they were each interviewed by the judges backstage. Judges for the contest were Mrs. Morris Ferguson, County Home Demonstration Agent, and her As sociate, Mrs. Marion Gwin, both of Canton. Daisy Lou Montgomery of Pick ens was selected alternate for the Queen and Pat Haffey of Lexing ton was named alternate for the King. Tol Thomas, EH, Holmes Co. Farm Bureau president, was Mas ter og Ceremonies for the contest. As each conteseant entered the stage, he asked them to tell their name and to give some of the activities they DarticiDated in in their schools. Other contestants for the Queen’s title were:Margie Nell Holder of Tchula; Shirley Barton, Lexing ton; and Betty Ruth Jobe of Good man. For the King’s title, the contes tants, in addition to Haffey and Killebrew were Joe Farmer of Lex ington and Sam Hutton of Tchula. 4. J. Davis With Farmers Equipment A. J. Davis, native of Lexington, last week joined the salesman staff at Farmers Equipment and Sales Co. in Lexington. Mr. Davis, for the past several years, has been employed by T&T Grocery Co. He received his ed ucation in the Lexington schools and during World War n he spent three years with the Navy, 29 months of which were in the South Pacific on combat missions. At Farmers Equipment, he will sell Buicks for which the Company is dealer, used cars of all types and the famous Allis Chalmers farm equipment Mr. Davis invites his many friends in the area to drop by to see him and to talk over any of their needs for automobiles. He is married to the former John nie Rodgers of Ebenezer and they have three children, two girls and a boy. County Baptist Group To Meet October 8-9 The thirty-ninth annual session of the Holmes County Baptist Association will be held October 8 and 9 with the Lexington Baptist Church acting as host during the Thursday night, Oct. 8th session and the Tchula Baptist Church acting as host for the Friday ses sion. Twenty Baptist churches in Hol mes county are members of the \ssociation. The Rev. Roy D. Raddin, pastor of the Tehula Baptist Church will bring the message during the Thur sday session, and Dr. R. A. Her rington will preach Friday morning. Various reports of activities will be made during the sessions and new officers for the coming year will be selected. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beall were Jackson visitors on Sunday. Lexington HTD Program Progesses The Lexington Hometown De velopment Committee, with Dr. Frank Houston as chairman, has accomplished several projects which were selected for the coming year. The Radio station which is sche duled to go on the air sometimes in October, was one of the pro jects selected by the group to be accomplished for the year. The Lexington Library building was an other project of the committee. Work has already begun on this building with completion expected within two months. Tiie city has acquired option on the Jack Farmer property out High way 12 within the city limits to be used for future industrial sites. Plans are being formulated by the Beautification, with Mrs. T. A. I Lail as chairman to plant pine trees along the highways leading into town. The Lexington Chamber of Com merce is working in cooperation with the Hometown Development Committee to see that this year will be the best in the three years'" anticipation in the statewide pro gram. Annual Homecoming Celebration At Holmes Junior College Saturday sararaay, weiuueu ora, will De the day many former students of Holmes Junior College, return to the campus to meet old friends, renew old acquaintenances. have luncheon and enjoy a football game. The day has been set aside as the annual Homecoming, and president Frank Branch has issued special invitations to all former students to come back to the cam pus for an enjoyable afternoon and evening. Activities will start at about 2 p. m. and a delegation of student leaders, headed by Student Coun cil president David Shaw, will dir ect organized tours of the campus to show the former students how many improvements were com pleted on the campus this past summer. Refreshments will be ser ved and a diner for Alumni and former students will be held in the cafeteria at 6:30 p. m. After the dinner a short business meeting will be held to elect officers of the Alumni Association. Homecoming Queen Pat Sanders, of Grenada, and her court, will reign during the activities at half time of the Holmes and Northwest football game. Sophomore maids are Shirley Payne of Sallis and Cavlyne Ussery of Lexington. Freshman maids are Rosemary Browning of West, and Charlotte i?ox of Pickens. school maids are Barbara Ann Brock, Pickens and Bettye Ruth Jobe of Goodman. The Holmes Junior ollege Band, under the direction of Ralph Car roll, assisted by Drum Major Ver nard Taylor will furnish music dur ing the activities. Special honor guests at Home coming will be members of the first class of the Junior College of 1929. Builders Must Have Permits In Durant Any one intending to build a resi dence, commercial bldg, or doing any major repair work on exist ing buildings must secure a build ing permit from the City Hall. Mr. Henry Englemann is building in spector and issues the permits. The cost of the permits is $5.00 for the first $5000 and $.50 per $1000 for each additional $1000 of value of work or job to be done with minimum fee of $5.00. Dr. and Mrs. J. M. McRae and son Chip of Jackson were weekend guests of his mother, Mrs. J. M. McRae. Dr. McRae and family left Monday for Long Beach, Cal., where he will report for navy duty. DURANT MADE JACKETS TO BE FEATURED ON TV xvxr. Dairy anuizer, neaa or Dur ant Sportswear, Inc., states that the jackets made in Durant and I in the Eastern Plant will be fea tured on the Dave Garroway “Today” show on Friday AM Oct. 9th. These jackets will also be ad vertised in the November issue of “Esquire” magazine. Hie Durant plant now operates 2 shifts and is presently employing 103 people. Services Held In Tenn. For William White Services for William Nelson White were held Wed. at 2 p. m. at Hathaway Chapel, Elizajjethton, Tenn. with the Rev. G. H. Laws officiating assisted by Rev. C. E. Lee and Rev. D. B. Burk. Inter ment was in Highland Cemetery. Mr. WTiite died Sunday night at Veteran’s Hospital Johnson City, Tenn. after an illness of a year. He was bom in Erwin, Tqpn. Jan. 30, 1875 son of the late Rev. G. A. White and Elizabeth Bayler 'White. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Veteran of Span ish American Wars and retired Postal employee. Pall bearers were employees of the Elizabethton Post office. Surviving are his wife^ seven daughters. Mrs. W. H. Scott, Lex ington; Mrs. J. L. Burns, Seminole, Okla; Mrs. L. B. Brikley, Atlanta. Ga.; Mrs. R. B. Crook, Memphis; Mrs. L. G. Layton, Highstown, N. J.; Mrs. M. E. Marshall, El Paso, Texas; Mrs. Murriel Laws of. Elizabethton, Tenn.; one brother, H. A. White, Rogers, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grand children. Christmas Spirit Comes To County by Mrs. J. L. Braddock The spirit of Christmas has come td Holmes county. The 1959 Christmas Seals arrived this week for the County Tuber culosis association. Volluliteers have been busy unwrapping the cartons. Although the temperature still soars and Christmas is still three months away, the volunteers find themselves thinking ahead to Christmas and perhaps even hum ming snatches of “Jingle Bells” as they work with the myriad of gaily colored seals. The Christmes Seal sale, carried on by volunteers, is conducted each year to support the association’s tuberculosis controll program. The local association has been at work throughout the summer, and much more work remains to be done be fore the Seals are ready to be mailed out to Holmes County homes in November. Additional workers are needed, according to Mrs. C. C. Legate, County Chairman. If you would like to help, and at the same time get the spirit of Chris tmas a little early, contact Mrs. W. H. Hamberlin, Seal Chairman, telephone number 543. Homecoming At Beulah Baptist Church Homecoming at Beulah Baptist Church will be observed Sunday, October 4. Rev. David Skinner, church pas tor, will bring the homecoming message at the regular morning service. Rev Allan Gtoss will fill the pulpit in the afternoon. Dinner will be served on the pic nic tables on the church grounds at noon. A well equipped nursey, complete with beds, play pen and toys, is available. Rest oroms, with run ning water, for both men and wom en are available also. There will be no night services of either preaching or training union. The public is cordially invited to come out and enjoy fellowship and dinner. Tchula PTA To Have Noted Speaker Oct.5 Harry Raymond, Director and Counselor of the Child Care pro gram in the Synod of Mississippi, of Jackson, will be the guest speak er at the PTA meeting October 6, in Tchula. Program chairman, Mrs. Sam Hutton, said the meeting is open 1 to the public and since the program will be such an outstanding one, ' vital to the interest of parents in the area, she hopes that parents 1 from Lexington and other com- ' mumties, will attend the meeting. 1 The program will get underway ' at 3 p. in. at the Tchula High 1 School Auditorium. Mr. Raymond is highly recom- ( mended as a speaker. He will talk ' on “Child Guidance". Mrs. Hutton said the talk should be educational ] to parents, since Mr. Raymond is highly specialized in work with ( young people. 1 Mrs. Nick Shelton is president ! of the Tchula PTA and Mrs. Hugh : Nichols is vice-president. Mrs. C. C. Wade is secretary and Mrs. Jimmy Braswell is treasurer. At the conclusion of Mr. Ray- \ mond’s talk there will be a 10 or 15 minutes period of questions and answeres. I ___ I i Mr. and Mrs. W. D. WiJ^on ^pent the weekend with their daughter, 1 Miss Trina Wilson at Miss. State, < and attended the Miss. State- Flo- i rida football game. j LaiNivu ur j?uk bxiuw: These pretty majorettes of the Lexington High School Band line up before going on the field for halftime activities at the Hornet games. From left they are Marilyn Fincher, head majorette; Betsy Henrich, B arbara Cleveland, Annette Coth ran, Jeane Tingle and Joan Chen nault. Board Of Directors Met Monday Night The Holmes Couty Farm Bureau will kick off the 1960 membership drive early in October, with high hopes of getting at least 600 active members signed up for the com ing year. The membership drive, along with other important business, was discussed Monday night at a Board of Directors meeting held in the Lexington Grammar school cafe teria shortly after the annual selec tion of the Farm Bureau King and Queen. President Tol Thomas, m, of Cruger introduced Land Wright, Dirtrict Field Man of Mississippi Farm Bureau, who in turn discus sed the need for increased Farm Bureau membership, and ways and means of conducting a successful membership drive. A motion by Willie Joe Waits carried to set the annual dues for he coming year at $10 per mem ber, the same as this year. The group also voted unani mously to endorse Charlie Maddox )f West,as the Farm Bureau snon sored outstanding farmer of the >tear for Mississippi. Three men are in the running for the outstand ing honor. Mrs. Arthur Killbrew of Cruger was named chairman of the Farm Bureau Ladies group for Holmes county and she will be a delegate to the annual Farm Bureau con vention in Jackson the first week in November for the ladies organ ization. The group empowered president Thomas to select two delegates and alternates to go with him to he convention. The county is en titled to three votes at the conven ion. ± W.A.Galloway Died In Idaho Walter M. Galloway, former resi lent of Lexington, died in Payette, idaho Friday night, having suffer ed a heart attact that afternoon. Mr. Galloway was the husband >f the former Miss Anne Gwin, laughter of Mrs. Walter K. Gwin >f Lexington. Mrs. Galloway was vun ner nusDana m iaano at the ime of his death. Funeral services will be con lucted in Lakeland, Flordia Thurs lay morning at 10 o’clock. In addition to his wife, Mr. Gal oway is survied by a daughter, drs. James M. Pollard, Jr., and >ne grandson of Lakeland; a bro her, George Galloway, Jackson, iliss.; and a sister, Mrs. Harry Ioffman, Hattiesburg, Miss. Mr. Galloway is fondly remem >ered by friends in Lexington, laving coached football here after graduation from Millsaps College. ror many years he has been man ager of Shippers Precooling Com >any, and five years ago moved o Lakeland from Brownsville, Tex ts. He has made trips each year lack to Lexington and has many riends here who have admired ind respected him through the 'ears.