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Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, January 04, 1962, Image 1

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-The Hempepet Boosting Holms County --
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)
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
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
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
Devotional will be given by
Mrs. Powers fourth grade
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
<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
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
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
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
'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
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.
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
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
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)
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.

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