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X* / MoL* r . /.HERALD -The Hempepet Boosting Holms County -- - OL 3’ NO 50 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI - THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1962 5c PER ISJUE Community Leaders For ‘Dimes’ Drive To Begin Campaign Mother's March, Teens Against Polio Scheduled To Play Important Roles Holmes County’s 1962 March of Dimes drive begins this " eck am1 w*1) continue through the month of January ac cording to hd Wilburn Hooker, chairman. j . j • a, mimucu ixt uie urive wu be solicitation of business places, a Mother’s March, and a Teen’s Against Polio (TAP) drive. Heading the Mother’s March will be Mrs. Jean Strider Mc Leiian with the Business and ± roiessional Women’s Clubs in Lexington, Tciiula, and Durant heading the campaign iii uiose areas. Don Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Larrett, Sr., is to head the effort of the teen agers. ne will announce plans for activates at a later date. MOD officials have stressed that even though a great deal of progress nas been made in combating polio, the funds are now being used primarily to fie 11. ouier types of crippling diseases. Special attention is be.ng uevoted to uirtn detects am. neaoers of the drive in Hol mes e.v/v.n..y communities in clude Mrs. Dora Simon^ Crug. er; Mrs. Joe Moore, Durant; Paul Hand, Goodman; George Mudendore, Lexington; Har old Presley, Pickens; B and W Club, Tchula; Andrew Ste phens, West; Roy Spell, Cox Graveside Services For Stevens Infant Held Last Thursday Graveside services for Tho mas Alexander Stevens, five \ear old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stevens, III, were held last Thursday afternoon at West. Burial followed in the West Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home of Durant in charge of arrangements. The child died at 11 a. m. Wednesday following a life long illness. Survivors are his parents, one brother, Andrew Stevens, IV; and one sister, Elizabeth Ann Stevens. burg - Brozville; and Mrs. Carolyn Thomas, Ebenezer. New Building Supply Company Opens In Lexington A new building supply com pany will be open beginning Monday with a grand open mg planned for the first week of February. R & W Building Supply Co., operated by Dudley Rinicker and Ribert Ware, begins busi ness operations next week ac cording to the owners. A complete stock of supplies will supplement the com pany s carpentry and con struction work. See announce ment ad on page three. ¥ IA Meeting Set At Tchula High The regular meeting of the Tchula P. T. A. will be held next Tuesday at 3 p. m. The theme is the first lesson in citizenship. Devotional will be given by Mrs. Powers fourth grade group. Marvin McLellan of Lex ington will be the speaker. The executive meeting will be at 2:30 o’clock. Mrs. Dorothy Braswell, pre sident, asks that officers be present for the executive meeting. T&T GRQCERY BEGINS PROMOTION CAMPAIGN T&T Grocery in Lexington this week begins a promotion campaign which will mean savings for buyers of the Lexington area. Pepper Tidwell, popular ow ner of the store, invites the patronage of his many friends so that they might take ad vantage of the special bar gains in food buys each week end and throughout the week. See first ad on page eight. PLAY IN GOODMAN The Hazel Walker Arkansas lraveiers will meet a local All-Star team at the Holmes Junior College gym next Wed nesday night. The members of the local team, composed of Goodman Lion’s Club members include, Frank Branch, coach, Billy Mustm, Aubrey Rozzell, Wayne Sims, L. P. Hand, Bill Donald, Roy Dan iel, LeRoy Jobe, George Mitchell, Rev. B. F. Lee, Jimmy Potts, Sam D. Hall, Rev. J. B. Miller, James H, Boyette, and E. W. Wilson. LEXINGTON HORNETS WILL TRAVEL TO ANNUAL SENIOR BOWL GAME Members of the I^exington Hornet football team will travel to Mobile Saturday via chartered bus to view the annual Senior Bowl game. It is expected that the squad will spend Saturday night at Biloxi before returning home. PLANNING DRIVE Fd Wilburn Hooker (left), Holmes Lexington activities. The drive began County March of Dimes Chairman, dis- Tuesday and will continue through .ins cusses pi ns for the annual drive with month. George Mullendore, chairman of the ■* Staff photo. JUST ANOTHER HOAX? Advertiser Charges Branded As Untrue Officials of the Miss.-Ala. Division of the Mid-Con tinent Oil and Gas Co. this week scoffed at charges of dis crimination in having advertised in the Holmes County Herald and praised State Rep. Wilburn Hooker for his ex treme fairness in all matters even to the point of “leaning over backward.” In the first of two letters, E. D. Kenna? Executive Vice President, expressed resent ment at the implications of the editorial appearing last week in the Lexington Adver tiser. In the second letter, written by William E. Spell, Vice President, expressed astonish ment that such an article would be written. Spell^ in a blunt letter sent by registered letter to the publisher of the Advertiser, said, “you knew or should have known that the allega tions were completely without foundation.” The letters follow: Mr. E. W. Hooker, Sr. Lexington, Mississippi Dear Mr. Hooker: 1 have read an editorial by Mrs. Hazel Brannon Smith which appeared in last week’s issue of the Lexington Adver tiser. In this editorial Mrs. Smith flays the Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association and you personally because the Miu Continent Oil & Gas Associa tion did not run an ad in her papers. <1 am not concerned with her editorial in so far as the As sociation is concerned. I do, however, resent the implica tion that you had anything to do with placing this ad or the implication that we had con ferred and agreed with you tu leave tue advertisement out of her papers. As a matter of fact, to my certain know ledge, you had no prior in formation in regard to this matter and were not consulted with at any time. For thirty years my work 1 has required that I keep in close contact with proceedings of the Legislature and with the men who are in the Legis lature; and I would like to say that, in all my experience of thirty years duration, I have not known a chairman of any committee who tried any harder to be fair and just' with all parties involved in any issu£ appearing before your committee. As a matter of fact, you have tried so hard (Continued on page 5) Hornets Face Tigers On January 12 The Lexington High Hornets and Honey Bees meet Durant at the W. B. Kenna audito rium on Friday, January 12, in the last game prior to the Holmes County Tournament scheduled for the following week. Kilmichael will host the lo cals next Tuesday night. No Services Sunday At Liberty Chapel Due to having quarter ly conference at Ebenezer Sunday there will be no service at Liberty Chapel January 7. There will be services Sunday, 14 at the regular time, 3 p. m., however. Holmes Bulldogs Return To Action By R. W. Almond The Holmes Bulldogs will open their January schedule at home next week, Thursday^ January 4th, when the North west Ranger visit Holmes for the first game of the new year. Holmes will meet Ittawam ba and Northeast here the weekend of January 19-20 for possibly the T)est home games of the season. Other home games include: East Central • Jan. 30, University Frosh • Feb. 6, Hinds Eagles - Feb. 9? and Delta J. C. on Thursday, Feb. 15th. The North Division Tourna ment is scheduled for play Feb. 22-23-24 with the host school yet to be determined. Holmes has four sophomores along with Bill Bailey, a first year man to open their 1962 schedule. Barnett Is Optomistic As Legislature Begins Locals Hold Key Positions On Committees Members of the Mississippi Legislature Thursday morning will begin serious considera tion of tlte issues confronting them after hearing Gov. Ross Barnett call for sane spend ing without additional taxa tion. 'i ne plea came Wednesday in the opening message to the legislature in widen he out lined plans for financing tne state aunng the next two years. In Jackson for the regular session and holding important committee posts are Rep. Wil burn Hooker and Sen. T. M. Williams of Lexington, Rep. J. P. Love of Tchula, and Rep. W. P. McMullen of Pickens. Included in the expected highly controversial session will Ho f'nnsiHarntirvn nf Kolov. cing the budget, reapportion ment, congressional redistrict ing, liquor, educational chan ges? teacher pay, and an in vestigation of kickbacks to county officials Under the proposed balan ced budget offered by Barnett the state would trim senooi expenditures, add revenue through collection of addition al taxes, and altar the sales tax collection system so as to obtain additional funds. Announce Winners In Goodman Lighting Contest The Christmas Holiday sea son just passed sawr more homes decorated in Goodman than in any previous year. Prize winners in the annual Lighting Contest sponsored each year by the Woman’s Reading Club were: 1st prize, Miss Lynn Hall; 2nd prize,’ Mrs. Ras Branch; and 3rd was awarded to Mrs. Sam Gwin. The judges also gave honorable mention to Mrs. C. M. Townsend and Mrs. J. D. Neaves. Money prizes were given by the Club and an electric iron was donated by the Mississip pi Power and Light Company. The three out-of-town judges and the contest committee of The Woman’s Reading Club were entertained in the home of Mrs. Jack Brumby ^ Club president. Rev. Robert Tarzier iTchula Baptist Sponsors Visit Of Rev. Tarzier Rev. Robert Tarzier, for mer pastor of Calvary Bap tist Church in Riga, Latvia, will speak at the Tchula Bap tist Church Sunday night at 7 o’clock. The Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church will join with the Baptist in a community service to hear Rev. Tarzier on the subject, “The Heart, Mind, and Soul of Communism.” Rev. Tarzier was born in the Baltic Providence of Im perial Russia, part of which after World War I became an independent and democratic free state known as Latvia. For three generations there has been a preacher in nis family. His father had also been a preacher. He was edu cated in Russian and Latvian schools and received his theo logical education in London, England. He has studied Com munism by reading their text books and living under their domination. Rev. Tarzier was pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Riga, the capitol city of Lat via. This church has been internationally known since 1912 for its missionary and soul winning programs, and it stood out as a brightly shin ing star consequently becom ing a target for the Reds. His father was buried alive in a mass extermination and was sentenced to death in a church which was taken over by the communists and turned into a revolutionary’ court. (Continued on page 5) WELCOME BACK County Agent W. R. Sullivan (left) welcomes Lewis N. Garrison back to Holmes County as Associate County Agent. He was Assistant County Agent here in 1948 and has held extension ser vice posts in several other state com munities since that time. Staff photo by Sonny Pritchard.