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DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY XXX P. 0. BOX 571 JACKSON 5, HISS. LEXINGTON EDITION J4o(me& County HERALD -The Newspaper Boosting Holms County -* VOL. 4, NO. 9 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1962 5c PER ISSUE ~ — ——-—---— —-—- — * Lexington C Of C Schedules Annual Banquet March 29 A U. S. Marine Corps officer, Col. Robert C. Hammond, Jr., will be guest speaker at the annual Lexington Chamber of Commerce banquet scheduled March 29 at the old gym nasium at Lexington High School. Activities Will begin at at 7:30 o’clock. Highlighting the meeting, in addition to the address by Col. Hammond, will be the installation of newr officers. In charge of overall planning are Jack Yates, Jack Dunn, and Dr. Frank Houston. Program chairman is P. H. Williams, Jr. Other committee chairman include W. E. Thurmond, ar rangements; Mrs. K. B. Tid well, food; Ed Wilburn Hook er, Jr., tickets; Mrs. Fannie Mae Cothran, publicity; and Mrs. Olin Dunn, decorations. Directors To Greet A greeting committee com posed of members of the board of directors will wel come guests. Tickets to the banquet, which is for Chamber of Com merce members and their guests, are $1.50 each. The noted Marine speaker is in the Corps’ policy analy sis division in Washington, D. C. Col. Hammond, now living in Alexandria, Virginia, was born in Utica where his moth er and father, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hammond, Sr., still re side. He graduated from Utica High School in 1937 and Mis sissippi State University in 1941 with a B. S. Degree in agriculture. Fought At Midway He was commissioned Se cond Lieutenant in the Marine Corps from ROTC at Missis sippi State. Col. Hammond was in the battle of Midway and Salvo Island where he was injured. He earned his wings in 1943 and shot down two Japanese planes in the battle of Okina wa. V Among his citations are DFC, Air Medal and Seven Stars, Purple Heart, Presi dential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Medal with Three Stars, American Defense, CANCER CRUSADE WORK BEGINNING Allen Ramsey, chairman of the Holmes County Cancer Crusade, has asked all of those who would be interested in working with the drive next month to contact him. Announcement of communi ty chairman will be made soon, according to Mr. Ram sey. American Theater, Phillipine Liberation, Victory Medal, United Nations, and Korean Defense. Those wishing to purchase tickets should contact Bootsy Hooker, Billy Berberette, John Weathersby, Dr. Charles Sin clair, Ed Wilburn Hooker, or go by the Chamber of Com merce office. Mrs. Norquist Dies Suddenly In Lexington Funeral services for Mrs. Donnis Ellena Guess Norquist were held at the Lexington First Methodist Church at 2 p. m. Wednesday with the Rev. Crawford Ray officiat ing. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery with South ern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Norquist, well-known over the entire county for her active participation in church and civic affairs, died at the Holmes County Community Hospital Monday night. She was 74. She was for many years owner and operator of a flo wer shop which is now Wat son’s Flower Box, while her husband, the late Eric Nor qu'ist, hjad been a general merchandise dealer in Lexing ton. A past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and past president of the Lexington Garden Club, Mrs. Norquist was extremely active in the Lexington Methodist Church where she was a member. She is survived by a daugh ter, Mrs. Edward B. Beckman of Alexandria, La. and a sis ter, Mrs. Zouella G. Bacon of Durant. Pallbearers were Wilburn Hooker, Will Barrett, AUie Po vall, Clarence Minyard, Mal colm Phillips, Ed Wilburn Hooker, Jack Yates, Raiford Watson, and Paul Lindholm. DISTRICT WINNER Junior champion Jersey of the Delta District Livestock Fair in Greenwood last week was exhibited by 4-H Club member Ed Word of Lexington. WINS TOP OFFICE Miss Sibyl McRae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murrell Mc Rae of Lexington, was elected secretary of the Ole Miss Associated Student Body, student governing organization on the campus in elections Tuesday. Miss McRae defeated her only opponent, Miss Sally Wilson of Jackson by more than 300 vote majority out of approximately 2300 votes cast. IN COUNTY Hearts Fund Drive Goes Over Quota The 1962 Heart Fund Cam paign in Holmes County, com pleted several weeks ago, net ted $1,882.09, according to Mrs. Allie Povall, county chairman. The Holmes County quota was $1,700. Dr. P. B. Brumby is Holmes County Heart Council chair man, while Jack Yates served as treasurer and Mrs. Juanita Smith, publicity chairman. Mrs. Povall expresses her appreciation to all those who helped with the campaign in cluding the newspapers, radio station, and all other citizens of the county who responded. A summary of the amounts colleoted by the respective community chairmen follows: County Collections CRUGER - Mrs. Ed Math ias, $46.00. DURANT - Gamma Literary Club (Miss Daisy May Daniel) $232.92. LIBERTY CHAPEL - Mrs. Lonnie Boatwright, $16.50. BEAULAH - Mrs. Lonnie Boatwright, $7.50. HEBRON - Mrs. Monroe De vine, $15.10. TCHULA - Mrs. Charlie Wade, chairman, $275.00; Mrs. Gilliam Gwin, Mrs. Stephen Foose, Jr., Mrs. Ellis Harris, Mrs. J. E. Hayes and Mrs. Byron Sharpe. GOODMAN - Mrs. Stanley Allen, $77.40. ACONA - Mrs. K. F. Dow ner, $20.00. WEST - West Garden Club, (Mrs. S. B. Johnson), $49.47. HOWARD - Frank Abbott Jones, $7.00. THORNTON - Mrs. Bobby Thompson, $82.00. BOWLING GREEN - Mrs. C. O. Sudbeck, $10.50. EMORY - Mrs. W. E. Hill, $17.00. COXBURG - Mrs. W. E. Luby, $20.00. EBENEZER . Mrs. Harris Humphrey, $25.00. Pickens Collects $140.00 PICKENS - Mrs. Stewart Bridgforth, $140.00. HOLMES HAIRDRESSERS' ASSOCITION (Modern Beauty Lounge), $7.17. LEXINGTON - Mother's March, Mrs. Will Barrett and Mrs. Tandy Stepp, $284.75. Business - Mrs. Joe Stem, Mrs. Harden Ervin, $375.97. Grammar School - Mrs. Bil lie Stephenson, $18.25. HXgh School - Mrs. Olin Dunn, $13.16. Daisy Anderson was in char ge of all colored schools which collected a total of $141.00. Contributions were as fol lows : TCHULA ATTENDANCE CENTER - $50.00. LEXINGTON ATTENDAN CE CENTER - $50.00. AMBROSE . $20.00. MT. OLIVE - $5.00. PICKENS - $4.00. GOODMAN - $12.00. Holmes County MOD Campaign Results Given Ed Wilburn Hooker, Holmes County Chairman of the 1962 March of Dimes drive, re ports that a total of $3,082.89 was collected during the re cent fund-raising campaign. Last year $2,082.90 was col lected. “Even though Holmes Coun ty contributed more this year than last, the county is still deriving more financial bene fits from the March of Dimes than is being sent in to cam paign headquarters,” Hooker said. A summary of collections by chairmen in the various com munities follows: ACONA - Mrs. Connie Dow ner, $30. CRUGER - Mrs. Dora Si mon, $93.92. DURANT - Joe Moore, $295.10. V EBENEZER - Mrs. Carolyn Thomas, $32.40. GOODMAN - Paul Hand, $38.50. LEXINGTON - George Mul lendore, $928.97. PICKENS - Harold Presley, $209.55. TCHULA - B&PW Club, Mrs. Charlie Wade, $328.45. THORNTON - Mrs. Billie Harthcock, $55.43. WEST - Andrew Stevens, $21.96. Local 4:H Club Members Impressive At Greenwood Jaycees Express Thanks For Aid Officers of the Lexington Junior Chamber of Com merce this week expressed their appreciation to those persons who assisted in making the annual live stock show and related ac tivities last week a suc cess. Durant Lions Minstrel Show Set In Lexington The Lexington Jaycees -Jay cettes will sponsor the Durant Lions Club Minstrel Show in a repeat performance at the Lexington Grammar School Auditorium Friday night at 8 p. m. The Lions are returning the compliment so to speak as the Jaycettes Minstrel Show was taken to Durant in Jan uary with benefits going to the Durant Swimming Pool. This Durant Minstrel Show was a big success in Durant last Thursday and Friday nights with several talent numbers highlighting the show. In addition to the regular end men, Wheeler Bolden, H. E. Cooper, Ralph Ellington, Steve Musselwhite, Sonny Potts, Hugh Skinner; there will be a group of Rainbow Girls, Ruby Englemann, Mild red McLellan, Mattie Hawkins, Doris Landrum, Margie Mc Neer, Cornelia Terry, Ruth Cooper, Betty Jo Bunch, Rose Mary Ray, Nancy Humphries, Eleanor Johnson and Sara Nell Martin. Among the specialities will be Skipper Maxwell, John Maxwell, Gertrude Stonestreet, Sonny Potts, Billy Waller, Lin da and Brenda McRae, Steve Musselwhite, the Top Hatters, Gaylia Wilson and the Gas House Five. W. H. Counts is director of the show which promises to be a very entertaining event. Advance tickets are being sold and may be obtained from any of the Lexington Jaycees and Jaycettes. Ad mission is 75c for adults and 35c for children. Holmes Youths Claim Honors At Delta Livestock Show Holmes County 4-H Club members made an impressive showing at the Delta District Livestock Show held in Green wood last week, showing several Grand Champions and bringing home numerous blue ribbons. in nairy juugmg, xiaiuj Mitchell of Lexington showed the Grand Champion Guern sey, while Ed Word of Lex ington was displaying the Grand Champion jersey. Sloan Mitchell of Lexington entered two blue ribbon guernseys and John Word, Jr. of Lexington and Bill McKenzie of Durant each had a blue ribbon guern sey. Judy Neal of Lexington was first in dairy showman ship. Kimbrough Is Winner Blue ribbon winners in beef were John Kimbrough, Jr. for his hereford bull and steer, Tom Slack for his steer, and Pat Slack for her angus. Bob Kimbrough was awarded a red ribbon in that category. All are from Lexington. Pat Slack dominated tihe sheep judging with the cham pion cross breed lamb, cham pion pen of lambs, and two blue ribbon pens of lambs. Other winners included Tom Slack of Lexington, blue rib bon lamb and two red ribbon pens of lambs, Cindy Smith of Lexington, two blue ribbon Hamshire lambs; and Carolyn Cunningham of Tchula, two blue ribbon Southdown lambs. Miss Slack was second in showmanship. In hogs, Mac Wigley showed the Grand Champion duroc gilt, Nancy Wigley showed a blue ribbon barrow, Tommy Haffey had a white ribbon boar and gilt, Mike Haffey Grain Elevator Alters Schedule The Holmes County Grain Elevator will begin a part time schedule of operations beginning April 1. The elevator will be open Monday, Wednesday and Sat urday, according to H. H. Bain, manager of the Holmes County Co-Op which operates the grain elevator. Although no custom grind ing will be done on the days the elevator is closed, those needing grain and other sup plies may purchase what they need at the Co-Op store on the Pickens Road. had a white ribbon boar and gilt, and Jimmy Haffey show ed a white ribbon boar and gilt. In another event, Carolyn Cunningham of Tchula won the barrel race at the Green wood rodeo. Also entering from Holmes County were Sally Barrett, Wyche Hooker, and Butch Cox. The junior 4-H judging team placed fourth and the senior 4-H judging team placed ninth. Mississippi Southern Alumni Slate Meet At Holmes Junior Holmes County University of Southern Mississippi alumni will stage a meeting at Hol mes Junior College Friday, March 30. All former students and friends of the University from Holmes County are in vited to attend the program. A coffee will held at 7:30 o’clock that night on the HJC campus, according to Miss Christine Carithers, instructor at Holmes Junior and chair man of the Holmes County USM Alumni Association. Annual meetings similar to the local one are held in var ious counties over the state each year on March 30 since Mississippi Southern was founded on March 30, 1910. ‘ In Addition to other States with Programs Planned for this Day are Germany, Canal Zone, Turkey. A highlight of the program will be the election of new of ficers. Pickens Bank Lists New Staff Member Mrs. Peggy Lay has been named Assistant Cashier at the Pickens Bank, according to an announcement by W. B. Barrett, president of the bank. The promotion was made by the Board of Directors of the bank at a recent meeting. Mrs. Lay has been serving the bank for several years. LEARNING CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY Lexington Brownie Scouts raised the flag each morning last week at the Lex Grammar School as part of an observan ce of National Girl Scout Week. Brow nies, under the direction of Mrs. Her bert Hyman, were in charge of the cere monies last Tuesday morning. Staff photo.