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P. 0. SOX 571 —- The Hewspepet Boosting Holms County - VOL. 3, NO. 51 ~ LEXINGTON, ^MISSISSIPPI - THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1962 5c PER ISSUE ----*---“1-—-—-*-~ Holmes County Opening Drive Against Polio Holmes County’s 1962 March of Dimes campaign was well underway this week with ini tial phases of organization having been completed. The Teen’s Against Polio committee which is expected to play an important role in meeting the overall quota has been formed and leaders of the campaign at respective schools were announced this week by Don Barrett, chair man. At Durant, Royce Ann Smith will head tne activities with Jane Parkinson, Donna Bou cmiion, and Doris Rigby also on the committee. Shirley Shelton, as chair man, aancy Katherine Foose, Bens oue ixuUeurew, una bus.) B win vvin spearnead tne drive at Tchula High. In Lexington, Don Downer, Becsy Harper Jtienrich, Jean iiiioXe, aim netn McWilliams win oe cnarged with the re spoiisiointy or raising funds. i i h’ l r n In T /-v.r ingtuu is county chairman for me xun^-iaising drive. I toiLeros ^srvices ‘ tor i/\rs. I are ti^nned ihursday i uiicAci services for Mrs. fcuay uuu Rodgers Tate will < oe iielu at Southern Funeral i Cnapei in Lexington Thursday < at 3 p. m. Burial will be at J uaa r eilows Cemetery under me uirection of Southern l Funeral Home. 1 Mrs. Tate, 77, died at the Holmes County Community Hospital luesday following a , iengcny illness. Survivors include two sons^ Irby Tate of Lexington and Earl Tate of Belzoni; a daugh- ( ter, Mrs, Nellie Sisson of Lub- ; bock, Texas; three brothers, Longino Rodgers of Belzoni^ Leroy Rodgers of Greenville, , and Cunningham Rodgers of Lexington; and three sisters, , Mrs. Lillie McLellan of Lex- , ington, Mrs. Nettie Truitt of i^exington, and Mrs. Anzie Lee Williamson of Meridian. J Three Announce For JP Post In District Two j Three have announced their ] candidacy for Justice of the - Peace of District Two which 1 was left vacant by the death of Ed Guess. They include Maxey Bur rell, Buddy Bly, and Roger Cain. The announcements of Mr. Bly and Mr. Cain can be j found inside this week’s Her- i aid. ( Mr. Burrell said that he pro mised fair and honest deci- 1 sions in any case coming be- 1 fore him and support would be 1 appreciated. 1 j LOCAL MEN GAIN PROMOTIONS Four men, formerly of Lexington, have r.c iv d promotions in the Lewis Gro cery organization. They are: (left to right) — Henry Paris, assistant vice-pre sident and director of perishable division, who is son of Mr. ~nd Mrs. Leroy Pan: of Lexington; Dudley S. Burwell, assis tant secretary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cle ment Eurwell of Ebenezer; Morris Lewis, 111, assistant vice-president and director of grocery merchandising, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lewis of Indianob* and formerly of Lexington; and Robert L. Berman, assistant vice-president and di r ctor of Sunflower Food Stores4 opera tions. ON ANNUAL TRIP Lexington Hornets View Senior Bowl Members of the 1961 Lexing on High football squad, their waciies and visitors attended he annual Senior Bowl game n Mobile last Saturday ar_^ ravelled from there for a light’s stay in Biloxi. i^eiuaed in tne trip was not >nly the attendance at the lationally televised Bowl en :ounter, but also a tour of dobile’s scenic attractions. The group left iwxington at 1:30 a. m. Saturday before warding a chartered bus some two hours later. Break, ast was eaten at Hattiesburg. After arriving in Mobile, the earn toured the city before seeing the action-pacxed foot ball game. Saturday night was spent at ;he Buena Vista Hotel prior o the return trip to Jackson >n Saturday morning. Making the trip, along with lie football players, were: :oaches Woodson Earle, Ho ;ea Grisham, and Johnny Da ds; William Moses, Gordon Jussell, and Jack Shearer. Team members included Dale Russell, Paul Hale, Paul Sdwards, David Dillon Bill Cing, Gerald Greer, Mickfey dott, Mike Daniels, Don Bar *ett, Edward Earl Chisolm, Shelton Rogers, Robert Dick trd, Tony Edwards, Maurice Roberts, Julian Watson, Lar ■y Spell, Alton Parker, Robert ^utry, Borden White’ Wyche looker, Wayne Ellis, Walter Mrs. Hill Gathers News For Herald Mrs. Rowena Hill is the new Jerald news correpondemt for he eastern portion of Holmes bounty. Mrs. Hill will gather news or Durant, West, and Good nan. Subscribers are urged to eport local happenings, club neetings, and other items of nterest to her. Farmer, and Bubba Miles. Other players making the trip were Jerry Fite, Walter Sullivan, Terry Edwards, Gray Brock, Richard ham meR, Bnly Marshall, and managers Teddy Moses, A1 Downer, and Buddy Downer. Johnny Allen was unable to attend due to illness. Members of the team have expressed their appreciation to local merchants and citi zens who have contributed funds for the trip. Taylor Services Thursday Morning In Tchula Church Funeral services for George Phillip Taylor will be held Thursday morning at the Tchula Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Raddin officiat ing. Burial will follow in Pine crest Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Taylor, a farmer for many years on Horseshoe Plantation, died in Greenwood Tuesday following a lengthy illness. He is a brother of Joe Tay lor and Mrs. Louise Tate both of Lexington. Big Black Farmers To Meet Thursday The regular monthly meet ing of the Big Black Farmer's Club will be held next Thurs day night at 7:30 p. m. at Holmes Junior College. The program will be formu lating general agricultural re commendations for the hill section of Holmes County dur ing the next year. The program should be “very interesting” according to the officers of the organi zation. D. A. R. AWARD WINNERS D. A. R. Good Citizenship girls at the three Holmes high schools include Judy Fite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Fite of Lexington; Betty Sue Killebrew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kille brew of Cruger; and Royce Ann Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs! R. L. Smith of Durant. DURANT MERCHANTS CLOSING ON WEDNESDAY Durant merchants be. gan closing their places of business on Wednesday af ternoon, January 10 and will continue doing so through November 30 they announced this week. Club Women Begin Series On Defense Is your insurance paid up? Take a quick check i - auto, health, fire, theft, and life in surance. When these are paid you are prepared for the disas ter they cover even though you really don’t mean to col lect. But what protection have you, your family, your coun try’s rural families agai'nst nuclear attack? Sucn insuran ce is avaiiable at reiatively low cost through civil defen se. President Kennedy has said, nuclear weapons and the possibility of nuclear war are facts of life we cannot ignore today. In this dangerous day we must prepare for all even tualities. The ability to sur vive coupled with tne will to do so are essential to our country. Holmes County Demonstra tion Club Women are aware of the threat to their homes and families and are begin ning a series of educational programs on civil defense which will be planned by the civil defense director, Mr. William Moses. Contrary to what many ru ral people think, the effects of nuclear explosion are not confined to large cities. In rlnnfwiol o v»/-vO n J w\ i-r\ va.< • uuwv* ui uij-u mui'vux y Jill — stallations will also be effect ed. Radioactive fallout is just as likely to fall in rural areas as urban areas. But with pro per protection and preparation we can survive. Farm families have an es pecially important role to play in civil defense, as they not on’y have to plan for pro. tection for themselves and their families but for conserv ing livestock aril crop pro duction for the sake of the entiie nation. Extension workers are be ing given current educational materials which will be avail able to the public. Copies of fallout shelter blue prints will also be available at civil de fense centers in the county. PLANNING MINSTREL A lively minstrel show is set for January 23 at the Gram mar School Auditorium at 8 p. m. sponsored by the Lex ington Jaycees - Jaycettes. Admission will be 75c and 35c. Heavy Snow Fall Closes County Schools, Roads Dollarhite Rites Held Wednesday At Durant Church Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Dollarhite, prominent Dur ant citizen for more than 60 years, was held Wednesday afternoon at the First Metho uist Church with the Rev. R. E. Wasson, Rev. Durrell Ma kamson, and Rev. Robert Shoemaker officiating. Burial followed at Mizpah Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dollarhite died Mon day afternoon at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson after an illness of two months. She was 82. •sne was the wife of the late J. E. Dollarhite of Durant and was survived by one son, Gene Dollarhite of Clawson, Michigan, and two grandchild ren Mrs. DollaWilte was past Matron of the Eastern Star, a member of the Gamma Club, Women’s Society of Christian Service U D C s , American Legion Auxiliary, the Citizens Council, and the First Methodist Church. Active pallbearers were Joe York, Henry McKenzie, Her man Clements, Charlie Irby, Dr. C. E. Patton and Ray Campbell. Honorary pallbear ers were all railroad men. Funeral Services For Mrs. Netherland Funeral services for Miss Martha Ophelia Netherland were held at the Coxburg Methodist Church last Friday with the Rev. Roy Raddin of ficiating. Burial followed in the Coxburg Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Miss Netherland died at her residence in Coxburg last Thursday following a lengthy illness. She was 83. She had been a member of Harland’s Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include four bro thers, Rufus Netherland of Lexington, Vernon Netherland of Eden, B. L. Netherland of Eden, and W. B. Netherland of Memphis; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wallis of Lexing ton and Mrs. J. E. Stewart of Lexington. FARM BUREAU SETS IMPORTANT MEETING Monday night at 7:30 P. M. at the Lexington City Hall there will be an important meeting of the directors and members of the Holmes County Farm Bureau. The main topic for discussion will be to decide if Holmes County should or should not par ticipate in the tractor dri ver’s training program. All members and direct ors are urged to attend. Holmes Cage Teams Split Recent Tilts Holmes A H S basketball squads split weekend games with Bentonia Anding High on the home court. Bentonia girls won 28-8, but the AHS boys bounced back for a 46-29 victory. Frank Kil lebrew led the locals with a 15 point effort, while Bill Kirk led the Bentonia scoring with a 13 point effort. Other games scheduled this month include J. Z. George of Carrollton, Jan. 12; McAdams, Jan. 16; and Durant, Jan. 19. ; Temperatures Hit Near Record Lows Several inches of snow covered nearly all of Holmes County by late Wednesday ? bringing most activity to a standstill. ‘ Most of the roads in the county had been closed and others were described as high ly dangerous for travel. In addition, schools were let out Tuesday at noon with the un expected holiday lasting at least through Wednesday. The first highway to be clos ed was from Tchula to Green wood with tile surface having become iced over by early Tuesday. Other roads throughout the county were closed shortly thereafter, however. Officials said that three in ches of snow had been record ed in the county and tempera ;ures had reached a near re cord low of eight degrees. Officials reported that it was probable that there would ae no school on Thursday. New Cotton Spacing System To Aid In Total Production The Department of Agncui- | ture has inaugurated 1962 with two changed regulations which j will greatly benefit Delta ag riculture, Rep. Frank Smith reported. One change increas es the rice acreage by 10% and the other eliminates re strictions on “skip row” cot ton planting and cultivation. “Both of these changes fol low recommendations which I have been making to USDA for sometime,” Rep. Smith re ported. “Both will encourage increased and more efficient production of these important crops in our area.” “The increase in rice acre age was based on an estimate of increased export demands for rice in the world mar ket,” Smith said, “but it car ries a commitment by the De partment to expand its world marketing efforts. The in creased acreage offers the possibility of further utiliza tion ot potential rice aeieage in the Mississippi Delta as national production goals are increased from year to year.” Rep. Smith said reports he had received from over his district indicated that a large number of cotton farmers would take advantage of the opportunity to use “two and two” split row cultivation methods in 1962. “Split row cultivation offers a chance for both increased yield and increased quality. “The USDA is well aware of the increased yield of cot ton which will come under this regulation, and I think the approval of this change by the Secretary makes it clear that the Department is adopting a goal of increased cotton pro duction,” Smith added. ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE ON SUNDAY IN HOLMES HOSPITAL Goodman Baby First Ts Arrive Holmes County’s first baby of 1962 took her time in getting here, ibut finally arrived at 9:05 a. m. Tuesday morning. The first arrival was Dora Mae Lepard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lepard of Goodman. Dora Mae was born at the Holmes County - Community Hospital and was attended by Dr. S. R. Pate. She weighed seven pounds, two ounces. Mr. Lepard, a veteran and farmer^ is father of six other ; children including four boys j and two girls. The first arrival will re* j ceive a cash award of $50 as part of a promotion program by local merchants. — NOTICE TIhe 'Lexington Jaycettes meeting set for tonight has been postponed due to incle- ] ment weather. , FIRST OF 1962 Mrs. Sally Rosson of the Holmes County Community Hospital displays Holmes County’s first baby of 1962. Dora llae Lepard arrived Tuesday morning.