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' -The Hempepet Boosting Holms County \ Ol- 4. NO. I_ LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI - THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1962 5c PER ISSUE REVIEW HOLMES DEVELOPMENT Members of the Holmes County De velopment Association last week explain ed the work which has been done bv their organiz tion thus far to Depart ment of Commerce and F. H. A offi cials. At the meeting were: (1 ft to right) - Front Row - George Mu'ln dore. Associate County Agent; W. E. 1 hurmond, Chairman of the Holmes Countv Development Association; and Walter Stricter, of the F. H. A. Back Row - W. R. Sullivan, County Agent; C. F. Dc ton, Personnel Director of F. H. A. in Mississippi; and C. C. Vaughn of rhe D .'partment of Commerce assigned to Rural Area Development. The Hol mes County organization participated in rhe procurement of the new factory at Pickens. Goodman Boys Defeat Durant To Win Crown Goodman AHS Bullpups re lied on the shooting ability of Tex Lehner and Lynn Cain, to defeat the Durant, Tigers 42-30, in the finals of the Hol mes Codnty basketball tour ney at the Lexington W. B. Kenna Auditorium Saturday nignt to repeat as -champions. The Bullpups had defeated Lexington’s Hornets 42-27, and Durant had outscored the Tehula Panthers, 72-41, on the previous night enroute to the championship encounter. in me snowaown meeting Goodman managed to squeeze out an 8-7 first quarter lead, but Cain got hot in the se cond quarter tossing through nine points to engineer the Bullpups to a 23-13 lead by intermission. Goodman held to a 32-22 lead by the end of the third period. Despite a sparkling 17 point performance by Clyde Man sell, the Tigers could not over come the early lead amassed by Coach Wayne Sim’s Bull pups. It was Cain who had led Goodman in the semi-final game with 16 points followed that time by Frank Killebrew with eight. Gerald Greer was high scorer for Lexington pushing through 10. Mansell led Durant to the P’riday night victory over Tchula with 18 points, follow ed by Cade Bicker with 16? and Bill McLellan with 15. j mm WINNING TEAMS TOP ALL-COUNTY Goodman’s boys and Tchuia’s girls dominated the 1962 All-County basket ball team in selections by coaches following the Hol mes County tournament last Saturday. Receiving Most Valuable Player Awards were Lynn Cain of Goodman and Ma ry Kllen Pike of Tchuia. Making the select team were Cain, Charles T. Branchy and Gordon Leh ner of Goodman; Paul Ba ker of Tchuia; and Shelton Rogers of Lexington. Girl All-Stars included forwards Pike and Ger trude Baker of Tchula; and Donna Kaye Pierce of Lexington; and guards Betty Lynn Sudbeck and Mary Thurmond of Lex ington; Mary Ann Kille brew of Tchula; and Betty Derrick of Durant. Receiving honorable mention were Mary Lou Jones of Tchula and Jan Jones of Tthula, and Char lene ^ MdNeer and Jo Browning of Durant. WYCHE HOOKER SERVES AS PAGE AT LEGISLATURE Wyche Hooker is serving as a Page at the Mississippi Le gislature this week. He was appointed by Representative Thompson McLellan. Pantherettes Win County title Saturday Night The Tchula Pantherettes de feated the Lexington Honey bees, 58.34, in the finals of the Holmes County cage tour ney in Lexington Saturday night to gain the girls cham pionship trophy. Mary Ellen Pike sparked the Tchula scoring with 33 points, but the 20 point show ing of Gertrude Baker added valuable assistance. The Pantherettes moved away in the second quarter to a 29-20 lead after playing to a 10-10 tie at the end of the first period. Tchula lead 40-24 after three quarters. Donna Kaye Pierce led the Honeybees with 22 tallies, while Lura Rogers followed with 10. In the semi-final action, Tchula defeated Goodman, 52 15, and Lexington whipped Durant, 47-28. Hunting Discussion Held At Rotary Club Dr. Gordon Russell and Louie Beall Nichols discussed dove and deer, respectively, at the regular meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club Tues day. Their presentation was a continuation of last week's program on hunting and fish ing. Pat Barrett was program chairman. FILING HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION Filing a Homestead Exemption form with Mrs. Denton Rosamond, Holmes County Tax Assessor, is Miles Ray of Durant. Deadline for claiming the exemp tion is April 1. -- County Leaders Optimistic Over Corporation's Decision The decision of Mississippi industrial Land and Timber Corporation last week to open their proposed new fac tory in the old Shaw Manufacturing Building at Pickens has been hailed as “a significant industrial gain” by leaders * ugh out the county. The new industry which will _____ produce products from pulp wood chose to locate their plant at Pickens after engi neers surveyed numerous oth er sites in the county. Although the exact nature of the product to be produced has not been determined, the corporation expects to employ between 70-100 male laborers initially. • The announcement of the industry’s intention to locate at Pickens was made last week by Gov. Ross Barnett. A local committee of Pic kens leaders and the Holmes County Development Associa tion were instrumental in at tracting the industry which has nearly 800 stockholders. Actual production is expect ed to begin in either nine or eighteen months depending up on the type of product which will be manufactured. J. N. Cook, B. E. Presley, J. T. Garland, and S. E. Craw ford were members of the Father-Son - Banquet Set For Nejfr Week Dave (Boo) Ferris, former standout Boston Red Sox pit cher, will be the featured speaker at the annual Father Son Blanqu)et scheduled for Thursday, February 1, at the Lexington Grammar School Cafeteria. The program will begin at 7:30. Tickets are presently on sale at Peoples Drug Store and B&S Tractor Co. and those planning to attend are urged to purchase their tickets not later than Wednesday ^ January 31. Persons who do not have sons, but wish to carry boys to the banquet are urged to contact Woodson Earle as soon as possible. An alumni of Mississippi State, Ferris played for the Red Sox in 1945-46 and is pre sently serving as Athletic Di rector at Delta State College. Halton Brown is in charge of the program with Parham Williams, Jr. handling ticket sales and V. C. Fite, arrange ments. Funeral Services For William Abies Held Last Friday Funeral services for Wil liam Houston Abel were held at Harland’s Greek Baptist Church Friday with the Rev. C. M. Day and the Rev. Jim my Jackson officiating. Burial was in Malone Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements Mr. Abel, well-known far mer and landowner, died at the University Hospital in Jackson of a heart condition which followed a lengthy ill ness. He was 60. He was a member of Har land’s Creek Baptist Church and life-long resident of Hol mes County. Survivors include his wife, Kate Pierce Abel: four broth ers, Eugene Clement Abe] of Jackson, Joe Mar Abel of Bel zoni, Morris Abel of Logan, Utah, and Marvin Abel of Lexington; and four sisters Mrs. Evie Abel of Tchula’ Mrs. Elmer Tolar of Lexing ton, Mrs. Flora Rogers of Lex ington, and Mrs. Katherine High of Lexington. committee at Pickens that ne gotiated for the plant. Mid-State Cage Tourney Action Opens Thursday The annual Mid-State Confe rence basketball tournament opens Thursday at Lexington's VV. B. Kentia Auditorium with the finals scheduled for Satur day night. Competing in the tourney action will be ooth boys ana girls teams from Lexington, Durant, Kilmichael, Nortn Carrollton, McAdams^ and Vaiden. Thursday night’s action will pit Kilmichael against North Carrollton at u o’clock and Lexington with Vaiden at 8.30 in gins competition, i’he other preliminary girls game is scheduled for Friday night with Durant meeting Ethel at 7:15. Semi-linals are at 11 a. m. Saturday morning an^ 1:30 p. nr. Saturday afternoon with finals at <':30 that night. l i_ 1_ i ah nit; ui i\uiui Carrollton meets Kilmichael at 7:15 on Thursday with a jJurant-Vaiden game scheduled for 6 p. m. Friday and a Lex ington-McAdams game to ful low at 8:30. Semi-finals are scheduled for 12:15 and 2:45 o’clock Saturday with the fi nals scheduled at 8:45 that night. Brother of Lexington Resident Dies Funeral services for Mich ael Levy, brother of Mrs. Flo ra Herrman, were held Monday in St. Louis. He was 86. Mr. Levy was well-known in Lexington having many friends and relatives here and having visited here many times. Mr. Herrman attended the funeral. COMING TO DURANT Among those participating in the Jay cette Minstrel show held in Lexington Tuesday night were (left to right), Ross Willoughby (Porkchop), Mary Ann Zeigler, Sonny Pritchard (Tambo), and Linda Leonard. The entire show, com plete with special talent acts, will do a repeat performance at the Durant High School Auditorium Thursday night at 8 o’clock. Proceeds go to the swjm ming pool fund. Staff photo. . •• mm — ■ PLAN MOTHER'S MARCH The Mother’s March Against Polio is scheduled for next Wednesday night 1.1 ig on. Among those planning ar rangements are: (Lft to right) - Pront Row - Mrs. Nccie Gvvm and Jean S.rider McPdl n. Back Row _ Mrs. George McLellan and Mrs. Walter Sullivan. Mothers To March In MOD Campaign Annual March of Dimes fund raising activities in Hol mes County are in full swing with a Mother’s March in Lex ington, Durant, and Tchula, planned for next week, ac cording to Mrs. Jean Strider McLellan, Chairman. In Lexington the Mother s March will be held on Wed nesday night from six-eight o’clock. In Durant the activities are being sponsored by the BPW Club with Miss Rachel Wint ers serving as president. Mem. bers of her committee com posed of Mrs. Mary Phillips, chairman; Mrs. Mary Emily Read; Mrs. Jamatha Dicker son; and Mrs. Doris Bell, are working in cooperation with Joe Moore, chairman for Du rant. Mrs. Sara Baine heads the BPW Club in Tchula with her committee consisting of Mrs. Irene Wade, chairman; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shelton; Mrs. Beeda Samaha; Mrs. Jennie Warner; and Miss Sula Mae Majure. Lexington workers include BPW Club president, Miss Mary Harpole, and Mrs. Me Lellan. Dyer Funeral Held Tuesday John Durden Dyer, 77, of San Bernandino, Cal., son of the late J. M. and Fannie Dy er of Lexington^ died Wednes day in a Patton, Cal. hospital. He was a former long time resident of Houston, Texas, where he was in Lie banking business, and had hved in San Bernandino for the past six years. Survivors are two sisters Mrs. Stephen L Burwsll of Jackson, and Mrs. Cornelia Dyer of Roswell, N. Mex.; two brothers, W. L Dyer of San Bernardino, and Frank G. Dyer of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were con ducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the graveside, Lexington Cemetery, with the Rev. Rey nolds Cheney, Jr , officiating.