OCR Interpretation

Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, January 04, 1962, Image 5

Image and text provided by Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87065333/1962-01-04/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 5

Advertiser Charges I
(Continued from page 1)
to be fair that, at times, it
has appeared to me that your
decisions were, in a small
way, slanted toward our op
gain let me assure you
th . as Executive Vice-Presi
dent of the Mid-Continent Oil
Ci. s Association, 1 am very
g teiul to you for your con
sistent effort to be fair at all
Widi best wishes, 1 am
Cordially yours,
E. 1). Kenna,
Executive Vice-President
January 2, 1962
Mrs. Hazel Brannon Smith
Editor, The l^exington Adver
I .iiv i»-»trfr%r\ M ieoiooirmi
Dear Mrs. Smith:
Your editorial of last week
entitled, “Why Leave Us Out”
has been called to my atten
tion and 1 am astonished that
you would write such an arti
cle when you knew, or should
have known, that the allega
tions you made therein are
completely without foundation.
Your husband came into my
office shortly after the adver
tisement referred to was pub
lished and asked if Mr. Wil
burn Hooker had asked us
to withhold the ad from your
papers and whether because
of his position on the Conser
vation Committee we com
plied with his request.
He wras told explicitly that
Mr. Hooker did not ask us to
inc lude or remove any paper
on our advertising schedule.
Be was told that the decision
regarding the papers to be
included on the schedule and
the decision to eliminate your
paper was made by me with
out advising or conferring
with any other individual. He
v\ as told that as far as 1 knew
Mr. Hooker had no knowledge
we were to place an ad until
after it had been placed.
He was told that your pub
lication was not the only one
in which we did not place an
advertisement for, among oth
i er reasons, we could not af
foi'h to buy them all
Unless there is a complete
breakdown of communications
I between you and your hus
j band, who represented him
ocxi xxic aa dn uiiiLicu re
presentative of your paper,
my answers to his persistent
inquiries should have been
known by you before you
wrote the editorial referred
to above.
In order that there will be
no misunderstanding and that
you may have the facts first
hand I am by this registered
letter informing you that the
decision to eliminate your pa
per from our advertising sche
dule was made by me alone
without the advice or consent
of anyone, and that Mr. Hook
er had no knowledge we were
placing an advertisement un
til after it was published.
So far as I am personally
concerned I would not like for
an advertisement which 1
placed to share pages with
some of the recent out-of-state
advertisers who have chosen
to advertise in your paper but
have left others out.
I am sure you will under
stand that your closely guard
ed maxim “The Advertiser
should not control the editor's
shop Edward’s Grocery and .Market at Tchula. Mr. Ed
wards and his efficient market manager, Mr. Westbrook,
are displaying the very best in foods! Downer Eggs, too.
___ |
policy” in fairness and justice
dictates there be a converse
maxim that “The editoi
should not control the Adver
tiser’s policy.’’
Sincerely yours,
William E. Spell,
Cold wet weather will con
tinue over the Mid-South
through January. Afternoon
temperatures will average in
the upper 40s in the Bootheel
and extreme northern Arkan
sas and northern Tennessee
in the low 50s through central
Arkansas, South Tennessee
and Northern Mississippi, and
in the mid 50s in extreme
Southern Arkansas, Central
Mississippi and the Louisiana
Delta. Night-time low read
ings will average in the low
•ius in the north part of the
Mid-South and in the miid 30s
in the south part. Precipita
tion will total between 5 and
8 inches during January.
The general wether pattern
is expected to feature low
pressure disturbances forming
over southwest Texas, moving
through northern Louisiana
and central Mississippi to New
England. This means tha each
farm or town in the Mid-South
can expect some precipitation
on about 12 days during Jan
uary. Most of the precipitation
will occur as rain, however,
some light snow or freezing
rain is likely over the ex
treme northern portions and
the hill country. There will be
some of this even in the south
ern parts, most likely during
Drying conditions will be
very poor during most of Jan
uary and sunshine is expected
to prevail during less than
half of the daylight hours.
Even this amount will be only
a rather weak January sun,
thus evaporation will be
small, less than one inch,
which is considerably less than
expected rainfall. Fields will
tav too wet to operate mecha
nical equipment most of Jan
uary. Fields in the Bootheel
and northern Arkansas will
freeze fairly frequently and
in the south part of the area
they will freeze infrequently.
Some field operations may be
carried out under these con
• • *ip si
What’s the important difference between our eommercial printing department
and others? Mostly it’s the service. We offei every vital facility necessarv to
help individuals and groups care for their printing needs. And, we offer a type
of service which cannot be surpassed. Don’t take our word for it . come in
and get acquainted with our friendly, helpful printing personnel.
Commercial Printing Department
Top Fighter Visits
Home For Holidays
By Jack Shearer
Lexington may one day
boast of being the home of the
world’s Heavyweight boxing
Or at least, that will be the
case if Negro Marshall Rat
liff, a former resident has his
Ratliff, home for the holi- 1
days, has recently lost a split
decision to Alejndro Lauran
te, ranked number four in the
heavy class, and has defeated
Roland LaStarza, who has
fought for the world’s cham
At 23, the massive Ratliff
has been regularly making tut
headlines in Los Angeles pap
ers where he is presently re
As a matter of fact, he is
former Light Heavyweight
champion of California and
lias won qu oi oz i ignis oetore
advancing into the heavier
competition. Normally a fight- i
er will reach his peak at 25 or
26 which gives Ratliff sev
eral years yet.
A graduate of Ambrose
school, he was raised on Albi
The year 1961 was a record
year for capital investment
in Mississippi, according to a
tabulation by the Agricultural
and Industrial Board based
upon estimates made on the
local level.
Capital investment totalled
$179,160,000 includ ing
$154,890,000 for 83 new indust
ries plus $24,270,000 investeu
in the expansion of 68 existing
industries in the state.
Tne capital investment total
for 1961 included the largest
single initial investment in
Mississippi history — the
$125,000,000 refinery at Pasca
goula to be built by Standard
Oil of Kentucky.
When they reach full pro
duction,, the new industries
will provide an estimated 7018
new jobs and the expansions
another 3305, for a total of
10,323 new jobs created by
1961 announcements.
ine loiais were 81 new
plants with 7715 new jobs
($54,522,000 invested) and 45
expansions with 2293 new
jobs ($8,876,000 invested), or
a total of 10,008 new jobs ana
$63,398,000 in capital invest
In port development, a huge
new grain elevator was dedi
cated at Pascagoula, and
plans were in the making for
a banana terminal at Gulf
port. Both projects were ex
pected to boost Mississippi’s
world trade.
Tourist inquiries n 1961 will
hit a »ew all-time high of
about 100,00, as compared to
65,438 in 1960.
Surveys made for the A&I
Board by A. D. Little, Inc.,
Cambridge, Mass., resulted in
establishment at Jackson of a
cold-storage warehouse. This
and additional surveys will de
termine the feasibility of new
manufacturing and processing
plants using the state’s agri
cultural products.
The state’s new Revenue
Bond Act, passed in 1960, was
used for the first time in 1961
for expansions by Sardis Lug
gage Co., at Sardis and by
Pennsylvania Tire and Rub
ber Co. at Tupelo.
Also used for the first time
was the 1960 law providing
funds for industrial park
studies. An industrial park
bond issue was passed at
Eupora, and two other studies
were authorized for Aberdeen
and Canton.
if in ins f
Holmes Co.
no, a plantation owned by
Guy Sharpe of Tchula. His
father is still straw boss there
He moved to Los Angeles
in 1953 after playing a lot of
fullback in school, but had dif
ficulty finding a job. One
night wh^le watching fighters
on television, he decided that
becoming a boxer might solve
his employment problems.
(C ontinued from page 1)
For more than 25 years,
Rev. Tarzier was a mission
ary, evangelist and pastor in
the Soviet dominated Latvia
and experienced arrest, im
prisonment and ill treatment
by the communists. In order
to escape deportation to a
forced labor camp in Siberia,
he slipped out of the country
with his family in a leaky
fishing vessell, without food
or water. They were picked
up by a Swedish ship and
taken to Sweden. In 1946 he
came to the United States and
is now a naturalized Ameri.
can citizen living in Knoxville
Since his coming to the
United States, Rev. Tarzier
has ibeen devtxting ail tis
time to informing the people
about communism. As a
Christian minister, he speaks
of communism without bitter
ness or hatred but sound
knowledge and understanding
of its goal of world conquest
In his message Sunday night
at Tchula he will answer the
puzzling question, “What is
Communism and Why Is It
Winning the World?”
Rev. Roy Raddin woul^ like
to invite the public to hear
this exceptional preacher and
feels that freedom loving
people should hear his mes
... .^
New Orleans, Louisiana
Holmes County Herald
Lexmgton, ivimstooippi
Dear Editor:
.menu £>em me a copy ot
your Holmes County Herald,
November dutn i.-^sue, ..
want to commend you for
alerting >our people 10 tne
Communist - front movement
operating in Holmes County.
Laving spent a good man)
years m your urea, mis ami
VV ctO IKk Sill Pi i6iil^ i,vv t
me. 1 have watched tne acti
vities of the publisher of the
Lexington Advertiser and tne
mutant nuio loi uiuiwv,
of years, ever since she was
so active in the Communist
front colony located at tnai
time on Lroviuence mama
tion, in tact i was living ...
Mississippi at that nine.
Along with numerous clip
pings of her extremely len,
Wiug editorials tnat have
come into my possession, i
have some excerpts from an
article wnich appeareu in
November, ltkw issue of the
Negro magazine, Ebony,
which cameo ner picture over
this statement: *'nazei Dmu
non Smith edits two Crusad
ing papers, the Durant News
and tne i^exington Advertiser -
Tnroughout the South tnere
are many white women wont
ing to 'build a democratic
world. Some are in the front
lines facing harsh attacks ot
rellow whites who are wag
ing a last ditch fight for segre
1 have another clipping un
der a Carbondale Illinois
dateline, July 2uth, it**)'
which states that Mrs. Hazel
Bi annon Smith of Lexington,
Mississippi^ has won the Eli
jah Parish Lovejoy award,
for Courage in Journalism,”
and explains that “Mrs. Smti’h
publisher of several papers
besides the Advertiser, has
been a target of a group which
opposes her news and edi
toi tl policies supporting inte
gration.” I have been inform
ed that Mrs. Smith is pub
lisher of the Northside Repor
ter, Jackson, Mississippi, and
the Flora Banner, Flora, Mis
From another news item,
I learned that Mrs. Smith was
active in the widely publici
zed integrated meeting held
recently in St. Andrews Epis
copal Church in Jackson, Mis
sissippi, which was bitterly
protested by Christian mem
bers of that church.
It was not surprising to see
that the National Council ol
Churches was active in rais
ing finances for Mrs. Smith’s
activities. Members of its
staff, I have learned on good
authority, were her co-w'ork
ers in the Providence front,
namely, E. A. Cox of that
settlement, and Dr. Will
Campbell, who at that time
was on the University of Mis
sissippi staff and was a fre
quent visitor to this settle
ment. He left the University
to become a staff member of
the N. C. C. Dr. Felix Dunn,
Biloxi negro trouible-maker,
was also active in this group.
When workers for the Com
munist conspiracy, such as
Hodding Carter, (whom I
have been told was run out
of this state), H. N. Heiskell,
Mark Ethridge, Francis Har
mon, Ralph McGill, and mem
bers of the Communist-front
National Citizens Political Ac
tion Committee, such as Nel
son Poynter, Sydney Hollan
der, and James Dombrowski,
move in to take over a coun
ty in Mississippi, every citi
zen of the State should be up
in arms about it.
I appeal to the people of
Mississippi to take action
against this evil conspiracy
now, and avoid the sad ex
periences we have had here
| in New Orleans.
I Marvin L. Wayne
A New Building And Supply Company To Serve The Lex
ington Area
★ Paint ★ Lumber
★ Floor Covering k Sheetrock
★ Cabinets ★ Carpentry Work
Open Beginning Monday, J anuary 8 Tr(
R & W Building Supply Co.

xml | txt