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lb keep teacher Wei/ informed On topics best forgot* I We begin our news iwndup< 71(11® IB 111 With *feocherybu knowWWffi pA |— -—---I Hi lights over | Holmes by CHESTER MARSHALL It was indeed a privilege and a pleasure for us to have had the honor of accompanying the I^exington High School football squad to Baton Rouge this past weekend to see the Ole Miss LSU struggle. If we live to be a hundred, there will never be another foot ball game with as much excite ment as this game had. The showing the Rebels put up a gainst the number one team in the nation Was certainly a credit to them, and like some of the LSU fans said when the game was over “LSU may still be the number one team in the nation, but Ole Miss is the 136 team." Everything connected with the trip was ideal—except, of course, the score. And we’d like to say this a bout the football boys who made the trip. We’ve never been any where, anytime, with a nicer bunch of boys. They conducted themselves like gentlemen on the bus going to and from the camp and durinc the time the*v were there. Twice we over heard people in two different places tell Coach Woodson Earle • that the boys were the nicest bunch they had seen. Ait McComb on the way down, during a rest stop, rather than acting like a rowdy young teen age group, they conducted them selves gentlemanly. The attend nt there recognized this trait and told the coach so. Also, at the cafe in Baton Rouge, where the group enjoyed steaks before going out to the game the man ager there said he had never seen a group of 30 or more boys in there who acted with nicer manners. Even though the place was full of customers, he said he hardly knew the boys from Lexington, Miss, were present. These compliments are ces ainly a feahter in the caps erf some parents around here and also the coaching staff at Lex ington High, who maintain dis cipline among the players which could be one reason why the Hornets have moved through the last 15 games in a row without defeat. We were pleased at the inter est and enthusiasm shown dur ing a stockholders meeting of the Holmes County Publishing Company on Monday night. The stockholders seemed to agree that giant strides have been ac complished in making the Holmes County Herald one of the best weekly newspapers in Mississippi. Even though we have had difficult problems to overcome and the past nine months have not been all sugar and spice, we are sure the road ahead offers a future that is bright. We have dedicated ourselves to the task of giving the people of our county a newspaper by the people and for the people— free of biased, begrudged re porting that tends to build fear in the hearts of people, thus pitting group against group. As our first anniversary ap proaches, it is with a touch o£ pride that we can truthfully say that we have done the best we can ot give the people of Holmes county a good clean newsy newspaper. That’s what you asked for. We have not en tered into bitter controversies aimed primarily at dividing our people, because we should all take heed to the spying of "di vided we fa This has been . cur policy from the beginning and as long as this editor’s name appears in the masthead, this policy will continue. Editor Erie Johnston, Jr. ex pressed our sentiments precisely last week in his Scott County Times editorial column. His dig was against those who so cleverly try to "sell \ficciccinni tU ^ _pi i_ -rr. xxv ci uy adopting a “mature” viewpoint when “objective” reporters trod on our state’s pride with prejudiced national criticism. Says Erie: "Our good friend Oliver Em merich, resident editor of the McComb Enterprise Journal and editor in absentia of the Jack son States Times, suggested in a recent editorial (published in both papers) that Mississippians should quit being resentful of national criticism and adopt a “mature” viewpoint. “He even proposed we admit to ourselves that most of the charges against our state are true and we should control our emotions and confess that peo ple like Hodding Carter (who peddles trash up North) and Time Magazine and all the others are merely doing “ob jective” reporting. “—But we want it made clear to Editor Emmerich and any body else that this is one news paper which doesn’t intend to roll over on its back, with hands and feet in the air,, and smile with tolerance when Mis sissippi gets blasted by* the na tion’s prejudiced magazines and northern newspapex-s. (tNa, sir. We are going to resent It, and we are going to say so. Maybe that won’t be the “mature view point proposed by Editor Em merich but it wall be a viewpoint of loyalty backed by facts." Amen, Erie. We'll second that motion. Atl Libs... by the small fry Little Mac Clemments, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Clemments, gave the devotional at the last P. T. A. meeting. Mac sat very still and quiet. A film was given entitled The Three R's, showing all modern equipment in the first grade room and the children enjoying it. Mac turned around and said, “It just ain’t like that here.” Everyone chuckled. His mother is a member of the Durant faculty. FIGHTING FIRE—Thomas J. Strickland, foreground, man ager of the Holmes County Co-op, watches as firemen prepare to extinguish fire at th" Grain Elevator last Wednesday after noon. The fire started from a hay baler. A few hundred pounds of feed was damaged. Ruling Expected On Coroner’s Race Friday Write-In Candidate Defeats Independent In General Election iiwumrs ujumy democratic Election Committeemen were awaiting an opinion here this j week by Attorney General Joe Patterson on the Coroner’s race in which a write-in defeated an Independent candidate by an unofficial count of 434 to 267. Dr. J. J. Kazar of Tchula was the write-in candidate for the office of Holmes county's first Coroner and Ranger. He receiv ed a majority of votes over Tames A. White, a Durant at torney, who qualified as an In dependent candidate for the of ce just a few minutes before "he deadline for qualifying for last Tuesday's general election. Mr. White first tried to get his name on the General elec lon ticket as a Democrat, but was unsuccessful in thi3 at tempt. On the ballot, he was officially listed as an Indepen dent. He did not participate in last summer's Democratic pri maries. The election commissioners who are G. T. Garland of Pick ens, Clarence Robinson of Du rant and Mable Hendrick of Lexington asked for the ruling from the Attorney General on whether or not the write-in candidate can be declared the winner in the election. The op inion is expected by Friday. Only 899 voters in Holmes county cast their votes in Tues day’s General Election. Success ful candidates in the August Democratic primaries were of ficially elected Tuesday. Proof Is In The Pudding Mike Lammons got sold on the idea that people read his ads in the Holmes County Her ald, when they started calling by the time he opened his jewelry store until late in the morning, telling him they saw his ad in the paper. Over 30 had -called by nine o’clock. • First person to call as Mike walked into his store was James Byrd, who received a one-year's subscription to the Herald free for his effort. The second per son to call was George Mullen dore, who also got a year's free subscription. The fifth person to call and who was awarded a six-month subscription to the Herald was Juanita McDaniel and the tenth person, who got a two year sub to the paper was Mrs. Lucas Thomas of Ebenezer. Watch next week’s paper for our Premium Ad somewhere in the Herald and you, too, wall have a chance at wanning a sub scription to the paper by mere ly calling the merchant and tel ling him you read his ad. And, don't forget, shop with our advertisers. They are the boys who make it possible for the Herald to come to you each week, and they will appreciate your business. letters will be mailed this year. "We hope to make Label Day a big day in Holmes County." Mrs. Legate stated. unofficial Results Unofficial results in Tuesday's Coroner’s race by precincts were: White Kazar Lexington ..52 125 Acona .5 Durant .59 1! Goodman .3 51 West .10 43 Emory . 0 11 Eddsville . 0 7 Bowling Green ..0 6 Eulogy.67 2 Richland . 2 15 Pickens . 49 18 Ebenezer . 15 16 Thornton . 2 28 Tchuia .. 3 78 Cruger . 0 21 TOTAL ..267 434 Over 3500 qualified voters out of a total of 4152 voters in the county went to the polls in the first primary in August to cast their votes as compared to the less than 900 in Tuesday’s Gen eral Election. By precincts, voters cast their votes Tuesday as follows: Lex ington, 192; Acona, 13; Durant, 86; Goodman, 56; West, 54; Emory, 11; Eddsville, 7; Bowl ing Green, 6; Eulogy, 163; Richland, 20; Pickens, 108; Eb enezer, 51. Thornton, 30; Cru ger, 21 and Tchuia 80. umciauy Fleeted Officially elected by Tuesday’s action were: Parham H. Wil liams, Jr., District Attorney; T, M. Williams, Senator; J. P. Love, Representative, post l; Wilburn Hooker, rep., post 2; W. G. McMullen, Rep. post 3; Pat Barrett, County Attorney; Mrs. Andrew P. Smith, Sheriff and Tax Collector; P. H. Wil liams, Sr., Chancery Clerk; Henry B. McClellan, Circuit Clerk; L. R. Thompson, Supt. of Education and Denton Rosa mond, Tax Assessor. Beat One Clower Johnson, Supervisor; B. R. Hammett and T. B. Leh man, Justices of the Peace and R. R. Truitt, Constable. Beat Two Ray Campbell, Supervisor; J. L. Bouchillon and E. B. Guess, Justices of the Peace; Marion Weeks and Fred Taylor, Constables. (Beat Two is the only beat with two constables.) Beat Three Leslie Smith, Supervisor; C. G. Meeks and Rufus Netherland, Justices of the Peace; Luther Upshaw, Constable. Beat Four Estell Scott, Supervisor; J. N. Hearn, Justice of the Peace. Beat Five W. W. Salley, Supervisor; E. R. Buchanan and J. B. Kelley, Justices of the Peace and R. P. Gillespie, Constable. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The Rev. P. D. Bragg, pastor ■>f the Fii“st Baptist Church in Lexington, will use as his ser mon topic “Is Secondhand Christianity Adequate?” during morning services, Sunday, Nov. 8. The choir will sing “I Love Thee". At evening service, the pastor will use as his topic “With God In The Morning and in The Evening. Choir Director Jack Tripp will sing “Love of God” during the evening services. LINE UP FOR PHOTO—Entertainers from Winona, Koscius ko, Taylorsville and Amory line up for picture after enter taining more than 1,000 people who attenued open house at Holmes county’s new Radio Station WXTN last Sunday. i On To Baton Bongo... I MUMBUlltt' . - ' j^w.. _ —" — ALL ABOARD—This picture was snapped just before these members of the Hornet football team and some of their boosters boarded a Trailways bus in Jackson Saturday morning at 8:30 to go to Baton Rouge to see the Ole Misa ks football game. The all-exoense trip was made possible for the boys by donors in Lexington under the sponsorship of the Lexington Hi Boosters Association. James Carroll is president of the organization and David Miles is secretary. Pictured from left, front row: Johnny Abies, Crowbar Mc Crory. Hunt Cade, Paul Hale, Eddie Harrison, Mickey Mott, Bill King, Jimmy Brown. Second row: William Moses, an nouncer at games, W. P. McWilliams, movie projectionist at games, Bubba Miles, Don Barrett, Harold Hammett, Jr., Pat Haffey, Buddy Ufesery, Clyde Hamberlin, Henry McClellan, Jr., Tommy Holder, Dale Russell, Coach Woodson Earle, Coach Harry Phillips, and Coach Hosea Grisham. Back iow: James Carroll, William Spell, Lamar Spell, Bubber Johnson, Wayne Ellis, Benny Hodges, Don Carpenter, Au brey Pierce, Pat Barrett, Jr. and Myron Dillon. (See picture sftory on page 8) Lexington Lions Hear Flouridation Talk West Club Prepares For Carnival Civic leaders in West have already started in earnest pre paring for their annual Christ mas Carnival. The annual event, which is becoming one of the highlights of activity in the West Commu nity, will be held this year on December 3. The West Garden Club sponsors the show each year, which includes talent shows with participants from all over the area.... One of the main attractions of the Carnival is the skating team which is coached by Har yey Campbell. Students from West practice almost the year round on skating routines to be used in their act. Merchants To Have Promotion The Merchants committee of the Lexington Chamber of Com merce will again undertake a “Trade Day” promotion in the near future, with details of how it will work to be outlined in next week's Herald. Again as in the past few years, there will be a once a week drawing on the square with win ners being awarded cash or other prizes. In the past these drawings have been extremely popular with people who trade with the Lexington merchants, attracting large crowds. The first of a series of draw ings will be held on Nov. 18. Mayor Allie Povall and other city officials were special guests of the Lexington Lions Club at their Monday night meeting to hear discussed the fluoridation subject by a visit ing doctor. Dr. E. C. Walsh, a dentist or Forest, who is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, was guest speaker. He was introduced by Dr. G.' D. Russell, The speaker told his audience that fluoridation of city water systems definitely prevents cavi ties in teeth. He said the city of Forest, Mississippi, had flu oridation installed in its water system in 1952 and since that time cavities in children’s teeth have been decreased to the ex-, tent that it would seem that he living in a different place th&nwfaen he started his "prac tice in Forest. Dr. Walsh said fluoridation has been endorsed without reser vation by the United States Public Health Service, the Am erican Dental Association and the American Medical Associa tion. Frank 1 Iughes was program chairman. In addition to Mayor Povall guests at the meeting to hear Dr. Walsh were Aldermen Eu gene Herrman, L. B Nichols, and Calvin Moore, who is a Lions member. Also present were P. H. Williams, Jr. and Olin Dunn, members of the flu oridation cbmm ittee vt the oLeoc ington Rotary' €3ohhIuv -»; )• Jsrfcf Who's Who At LHS Joyce Faye King, popular senior at Lexington High School walked away with a big share of campus honors in the annual Who’s Who contest held last week. Prior to her new honors, Miss King recently was crowned the Homecoming Queen and won out over girls from over the county as Holmes County For estry Queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. King. The students at Lexington High named Joyce Faye Miss LHS. Miss Personality and the most popular girl on the cam pus. Lamar Spell, popular foot ball star, was named Mr. LHS by die students. Other Winners Named Other winners in the contest were as follows: Mr. Personality, Henry Mc Clellan; Most Talented, Martha Brooks Parker and Dai Harth cock; Most Versatile, Rose Kellum and Lamar Spell; Most Courteous, Caroline Bragg and Butch Gnemi; Most Intellec tual, Martha Brooks Parker and Clyde Hamberlin; Most Popular, Miss King and Harold Hammett; Moth Athletic, Rose Kellum and Lamar Spell; Most Likely to Succeed, Caroline Bragg and Pat Barrett; Neatest, Margaret Rush and Butch Gnemi; Witt iest, Jean Chennault and Va din Hendry. Most Sincere, William Spell and Mary Jane Hath cock; Most Cooperative, Linda Shurlds and Tommy Holder; Best School Spirit, Margaret Bush and Henry McClellan; Most Sophisticated Senior, Lin da Lou Gage; Jolliest Junior, Tommy Holder; Silliest Sopho more, Aubrey Pierce; Greenest Freshman. Larry Ginn. Senior Favorites, Joyce Faye Bing and Harold Hammett; Junior Favorites, Joan Chen nault and Hunt Cade; Sophomoie Favorites, Betty Lynn Sudbeck and Don Downer; Freshman Favorites, L'nda Sue Morehead and Don Barrett; Eighth Grade Favorites, Odessa Kellum and Jerry Fite; Seventh Grade Fa vorites, Sandra Holder and Don Wynne. Supervisors Have Short Session Very little business was brought up at the regular mon thly meeting of the Board of Supervisors Monday. The Board did authorize the purchase of a crawler tractor with a hydraulic bulldozer for Beat Two. The machinery cost $20,650.90 and was purchased from thq Mississippi Road Sup ply Co. Other routine matters were taken care of ' Ahd' the Board adjourned by noon. On TV Show Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Durham spent from Wednesday until Saturday at the La Salle Hotel in Chicago. She was a guest of Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club last Friday. She and Don had quite a chat when he couldn’t guess her age He particularly liked the derby hat she was wearing. They left Saturday for the Roosevelt- Hilton in New York They will be gone about three weeks. Monday Is Label Day Monday, November 9, is Label Day, and volunteer workers of the Holmes County Tuberculo sis Association will be busy at taching address labels to Christ mas Seal envelopes. Mrs. C. C. Legate, chairman of the County Association, re ports that approximaely 2500 LARGE CROWD ATTENDS OPEN HOUSE An estimated iuuu persons visited Holmes county's new Radio station last Sunday after noon between the hours of 2 and 5 p. m. as the station had its dedication ceremony and open house. .*■ Torn Scarbrough, Public Safe ty Commissioner was prinici pal speaker for the occasion. He was introduced by Marvin Mathis, one of the partners in ■ : the new business. Mayors from three towns in Holmes county made short wel come addresses. They weite Mayor Allie Povall of Lexington; Mayor Robert Ray of Durant and Mayor J. L. Shields of Tchula. Master of ceremonies for the occasion was Herb Knotts, stat ical manager. Invocation was given by Robin Mathis, partner in the business, and words of Dedication were given by the Rev. M. T. Chan dler of I&ola and Marvin McLel lan. The Dedication prayer was given by Robin Mathis. Musical groups from Holmes County, Kosciusko, Winona, Taylorsville, and Amory were present for entertainment during die afternoon.. Free gifts and refreshments were given to the visitors. Manager Herb Knotts announ- j ced that open house will be held next Sunday so that folks who were not able to attend or get in the building due to the over flow crowd can see the facilities. A talent show will be given at the studio each Sunday after noon from 2:30 until 5 o’clock. Local groups are invited ot per form.