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J ar»Y ?r\\\ c tqc; C . ^ W -4 ^ J fc 4 ✓ | «Q iWv • ~-J^loirned C^ounty HERALD ---The Newspaper Boosting Holms County — \ QI • h ^Q» )2 _ LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI — THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1962 5c PER ISSUE AFTER THE GAME Members of the Lexington Hornet football team rest abo rd a chartered bus following the annual Senior Bowl game in Mobile last weekend. Team spent Saturday night in Biloxi. COOPERATION NEEDED IWIA PLANNING SAnITARY SURVEY A sanitary survey and vec tor control program in Tchula got underway on November 30 under supervision of the State Board of Health in «o oper.ii. on with the Holmes County Health Department m... i.ie ’town of Tchula. This survey will determine the exact sanitary conditions of the town and the report to be made will show the defi ciencies as they now exist. Mayor Frank Wooten and the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Tchula have been planning with the State Board of Health sanitation workers for this survey in order to de velop a balanced sanitation program in Tchula. An analysis of the survey being conducted reveals that the following program activi ties will be studied during the survey: j.. prugrcssive program for the elimination of all priv ies within the city lmits by requiring connections to exist ing municipal sewer lines and promotion of sewer extensions where needed. 2. A sanitary refuse storage program to correct existing deficiencies in agreement with standard sanitary practices. 3. An improved refuse col lection program, providing daily commercial collection and twice weekly residential collection. 4. A sanitary landfill for re fuse disposal. 5. Requirements for strict adherence to good sanitary practices in the keeping of animals and poultry. 6. A municipal drainage program developed in coope ration with the city engineer. 7. Activate corrective mea sures for the control of sani tation deficiencies in fringe areas. 8. Judicious insecticidal and rodenticidal programs a s needed to supplement the en viromental sanitation activi ties. 9. An educational program • ; . , ■ r, „ Donkey Basketball Coming To West Donkey Basketball^ sponsor ed by the West Elementary School, will be played at the West Gym Monday night with activities scheduled to begin at 7:30 p. m. Trained donkey acts and comedy races will highlight the program. Adult advance tickets will be seventy-five cents with tic kets at the door costing $1, while students will be admit ted for fifty and thirty-five cents. designed for local citizen par , ticipation in the correction of : enviromental sanitation de ficiencies. iu. Preparation and adop tion of the necessary ordinan ces or correction of existing ordinances to attain the de sired objectives. 11. The establishment and continuation of an evaluation program. Every citizen of the town is urged to give full cooperation to this survey and give cor rect answers to the questions asked while the survey is be ing conducted. URGE FARMERS BEGIN WORK TO GAIN AID Farmers who are interested in establishing soil and water conservation practices on their farms under the 1962 Agri cultural Conservation Pro gram should file their requests as soon as possible, suggests Mr. Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee. Requests to participate in the program must be filed at the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service county office in Lexington and the conservation practice ap proved before work is begun. Under the 1962 program, far mers may get help averaging about one-half the cost of carrying out such conserva tion practices as establishing and improving vegetative cov er of grasses, legumes or trees for soil protection, in stalling erosion control struc tures, and practices for the conservation or more efficient use of water. The Agricultural Conserva tion Program is designed to encourage farmers to pro tect soil, water and woodland resources by sharing the costs of needed conservation mea sures. “Without this assistance^ most farmers simply couldn’t afford to make this needed investment, particularly since the majority of these practices provide little or no immediate return,” Mr. Jordan explain ed. BIG BRACK FARMERS TO MEET THURSDAY The regular meeting of the Big Black Farmer’s Club will be held Thursday night at Goodman. County Cage Tourney Set To Open Friday Mens (saiden Club In Durant Schedules Important Meeting The Men’s Garden Club of ! Durant will have a very im portant meeting Friday nigh; ! at 7:30 P M., at the Durant I City Hall. Every member ! should be present and bring . in their friends and neighbors as new members. The Club is now the second largest in our State with 57 members, the Jackson Cluo being the largest with about 74 members. Members intend to be the top club by Feb ruary 1st, which will no doubt attract national attention to Durant by the National Club. This means added prestige to the county and communitv “Our club is constantly ex panding its program objec tives to matters like Civil De fense, City-wide clean up o. debris, removal of tin cans, old wrecked cars and the like from beside our highways (the latter to be obstructed from view by tall hedges) and the encouraging of people to clean up and paint up their property, and the tearing down and reworking of un sightly buildings which are dangerous to the tenants, ow. ners and the general public,” officials of the club said. In the Spring a campaign to keep vacant lots cleaned of overgrowths and weeds will be carried out. At this meeting there will be presented, for the approval of the club, the question as to whether or not our club will establish a committee to be a hunter, fisherman, wild-life and game development pro gram with overtones of bird refuges, hunting dogs and shotgun lore - - along with our flower and shrub programs. The public is invited to at tend the meetings at any time, since we invite the good will and cooperation of all citizens in our work. At this meeting, the towns of Goodman and West will be invited to join the club’s woik which will extend to towns. Requests For 1962 r'remeasurement Of Crops Taken Now Mr. Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee, announced today that requests for pre measurement of 1962 crops will be accepted at the Hol mes ASCS County Office be ginning January 15^ 1962. Pre measurement service will be available to cotton and rice farmers, corn and grain sorg hums farmers who participate in the 1962 feed grain pro gram, and to wheat farmers who participate in the 1962 wheat stabilization program. TIMES' FAILURE CONTAINS LESSON By Jack Shearer (An Editorial) The Jackson State-Times has ceased publication. The announcement made by officials Tuesday was indeed a shocking one lo the present employees and an ex-em ployee such as this writer who worked for the paper for nearly two years. Jackson needed a competitive press which would serve the best interests of that city and central Mississippi. The State-Times did not; however, fill that obligation. Those controlling the policy of the paper chose to adopt editorial attitudes which the people of the Jackson trade area felt to be contrary to their general welfare. The failure of the State-Times contains a lesson. As a public trust, a newspaper has an obligation to the people it serves. If it fnlfills that obligation prosperity will follow. If such is not the case the public will relinquish it. WINS HONORABLE MENTION Fullback Morris Keiih of the Durant Tigers has been named to the Honorable Mention All-American football team. Keith led the Tigers to another undefeated season last fall. Staff photo. A Minstrel Show will be presented at the Grammar School Auditorium next Tues day night at 8 o’clock. This program is sponsored by the Lexington Jaycettes with nine members of the local Jaycee Club participating. The characters are Sassa fras, Oliver Leonard; Bojang les, Dudley Rinicker; Small Fry, Charles Rowell; Tambo, Sonny Pritchard; Mayonnaise Jimmy Edwards; Mose, Phil Cohen; Porkchop, Ross Wil loughby; Bones, Reedy Mc Lellan; with Bob Scott as the interlocutor. Other highlights of the eve ning’s entertainment will be Local Banks Close For Lee's Birthday First National Bank and Holmes County Bank and Trust Co. will be closed Fri day in observance of the birth day of Robert E. Lee. As a legal holiday, no busi ness will be transacted at eith er bank. SNOW - TIME FUN Students throughout Holmes County enjoyed an early and unexpected vaca tion last week when schools were clos ed due to the heavy snow. Among those participating in the “extra-curricular” activities were: (left to right) - Claudia Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Thomas; Alary Thurmond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E, Thurmond; Gwenda Hammett, daughter of Mr. and Airs. Harold Hammett; and Jenny Rush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rush. Staff photo by Sonny Pritchard. specialty acts performed by local talent along with acts from Tchula and Durant. Mrs. Nell Dixon, chairman and Mrs. Kathy Rowell^ co chairman, have been working with this group since Christ mas. Admission will be 75c for adults and 35c for children. Funeral Services For Hugh Garnett Held On Monday Funeral services for Hugh Malcolm Garnett were held Monday at the Oregon Memo rial Church with the Rev. Roy Raddin and the Rev. Craw ford Ray officiating. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of burial in the Oregon Ceme tery. Mr. Garnett, 71, died at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood of a heart condi tion which had caused him to be ill for around two years. He was born in Holmes Coun ty on June 17, 1890, and was a retired building contractor. Survivors included his wife, Mary Ella Tindall Garnett of Yazoo City; a son, Hugh R. Garnett of Tchula; three sis ters, Mrs. J. N. Berry of Tupelo; Mrs. Claude Dabbs of Tupelo; and Mrs. R. M. Webb of Kilmichael. Pallbearers were Dan Pep per, Jr., Thomas Earl Hearn, Austin Long, Paul Weems E. E. Shaw and Ed Ellison. J. B. Yates Named Board Chairman The Board of Directors of the First National Bank an nounced the election of J. B. Yates as Chairman of the Board and John J. Martin as Cashier, following ~it’s annual stockholders meeting on Jan uary 9th. Mr. Yates was ele vated from the position of Vice President and Cashier and Mr. Martin from Assis tant Cashier. Other officers re-elected at the meeting are M. E. Phil lips, President, and W. B. Barrett, Vice President, and members of the Bank’s Board of Directors include Pat M. Barrett, W. B. Barrett, O. L. Ellison, B. W. Humphrey, Jr., Bernard B. Jones, II, M. E. Phillips and J. B. Yates. Finals Slated Saturday Night Basketball teams from Lex ington? Durant, Tchula, and * uiiiies Agricultural High School will compete in the Holmes County Tournament scheduled Friday and Satur day at Lexington’s W. B. Ken .■.a Auditorium. Coach Harvey Ray’s unde feated Durant Tigers and the Tchula Pantherettes coached by Billy Randle, boast the best records to date. Preliminary activities be gin at 5 p. m. Friday with the Tchula and Goodman girls clashing, followed by Durant Tiger - Tchula Panther en counter at 6:15. In the third game Friday night, the Lex ington and Durant girls duel, with the Holmes Bullpups facing the Lexington Hornets at 8:45 o’clock in the night’s finale. Girls finals are at 7 o’clock Saturday night with the boys finals to follow. The Lexington Jaycees will award special trophies to the two outstanding players with regular trophies to be pre sented to the winning teams. Admission is fifty cents for adults and twenty-five cents for students. Campbell Rites Held Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Gwin Campbell, 83, were held Saturday at the Southern Funeral Home Cha pel in Durant with the Rev. Durrell Makamson and the Rev. R. E. Wasson officiating. Burial followed in Mizpah Cemetery with Southern Fune ral Home in charge of ar rangements. Mrs. Campbell, a resident and prominent citizen of Dur ant for 63 years, died at her home in Durant of a sudden heart attack last Thursday. She was the widow of the late John R. Campbell, retired Il linois Central Railroad Engi neer. Born January 14, 1878, in Leake County, Mrs. Campbell was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a member of G. I. A., and a member of the First Baptist Church of Durant. Survivors include three sons, W. B. Campbell of Clarksdale; J. R. Campbell of Baton Rouge; S. C. Campbell of Leesville, La.; one daugh ter, Mrs. J. E. Kelly of Atlan ta; one brother, John T. Gwin of Kosciusko; two sisters, I Mrs. A. S. Bearman of Bris 1 Vv> ^ and Mrs. W. H. Gibson of Detroit; five grand children and three greatgrand children. Pallbearers were Tom Ash ley, Joe York, Robert Ray, Charlie Ray, Bobby Irby, and Homer Terry. Honorarv nail ho a ded C. H. Blanton, Jr., ju. nous Guion, Clarence Robert son, Miles Ray, Dr. A. A. Der rick, H. L. Herrington, Edgar Howell Charles Durham, and J- H. Taylor. LEXINGTON ROTARY HEARS HUNTING talk A program on hunting and fishing highlighted the regu Rnt^n?8 °f the ^xington Rotary Club Tuesday. Lynn Jordan, J. f. Wil liams, and Theo Moses dis cussed various types of hunt ing and fishing. Program chairman was Pat Barrett.