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DEPT. OF ARCHIVES A HISTORY XXX
P. 0. BOX 571 JACKSON 5, MISS. - . A ...... .. .... ... .... . '■ • •* , JUmei f //HERALD --- The Newspaper Boosty Holms County - VOL. 4, NUMBER 10_LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1962 5c PER ISSOT LOCAL C OF C SETS BANQUET FOR THURSDAY A host of out - of - town guests and dignitaries will swell attendance Thursday night at the annual Lexington Chamber of Commerce Ban quet to a near record figure, officials of the organization predicted Wednesday. Meantime, committee chair man reported their work near ly complete for the regular af fair which will begin at 7:30 p. m. in the Lexington High School Building. Install Officers Highlighting the event will be the installation of 1962 of ficers and an address by Colo nel Robert C. Hammond, Jr. high-ranking Marine Corps of ficer. Among the special guests who had accepted invitations by Wednesday afternoon were Joe Latham of Deposit Gua ranty Bank of Jackson; Don Newton of the Delta Council at Stoneville; Stewart Frame with Mississippi Power and Light Company in Jackson; Les Taylor, vice president of MP and L and Mrs. Taylor; C. H. Blanton, Jr., mayor of Durant; and Joe Moore of Hungerfond Plastics Corp. Deal-man To Attend Other dignitaries planning to attend are G. C. McCully, O. P. Brown, and W. L. Cook, all with Southern Bell Tele phone Co. in Greenwood; State Highway Commissioner W. F. Dearman; Frank Eakin of Thornton; and MP and L of ficial W. F. Criss of Grenada and Mrs. Criss. Lute Ellison will be installed as new president. He replaces out-going president A. L. Gib son. Tchula Baptists Set Open House Program Sunday Tchula Baptists are planning an open house Sunday after noon at a beautiful new Pas torium which will serve as the home of the Rev. Roy D. Rad din and his family. The Open House is to be held from two five p. m. and the public has been invited to attend. The lot for the house, locat ed in West Tchula, was donat ed by the Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Olander, while Steed and Steed of McAdams, Miss was the contractor. The Pastorium was constructed at a cost of $15,000. The spacious structure has a double carport, large utili ty room on the back, kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths, a living room and dining room, a central heating and air con ditioning system, and draw drapes on all the windows. A concrete drive leads from AT DURANT SENIOR BANQUET I Among those present at the Durant High School Junior-Senior Banquet Friday night were: (left to right), seated, Miss Faye Owens, sponsor of the senior class, and Mrs. Margaret Burrell, junior class sponsor. Standing are senior class presi dent Bill McLellan, Principal N. C. Ha thorn, and junior class president Mike Kinnebrew. Staff photo by Jack Shearer. Sales Tax Election Scheduled Tuesday A hotly debated one percent municipal sales tax issue in Lexington will receive a final testing Tuesday in a special citv election. The tax, proceeds of which municipal officials say will be earmarked for street repair and improvement, would be administered by business pla the road to the house with a sidewalk leading off the drive to the front porch. The house has all hardwood floors except the kitchen and two baths which have arm strong tile. The house outside is brick veneer. The building committee which guided the project is composed of Homer Brock, chairman, Hugh Nichols, Jr., Jimmy Braswell, Mrs. D. C. Scott, Mrs. Bill Grantham, and Mrs. C. C. Wade. J. P. Love heads the finance com mittee while C. C. Wade and Mr. Nichols are also mem bers. The Raddin family consists of David, six; Donna Jo, 4i; ahd Mrs. Raddin, the former Myra Corley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Si Oorley of Jackson. More than $5,000 of the funds for the building were raised before actual construction be gan. One offering alone was responsible for more than $3,000 being raised. ces within the corporate limits of the city. Opposition Arises City officials first notified voters last month of the elec tion whiich, at that time was generally thought to be of a non-controversial nature, but outspoken organized opposition has since arisen. Mayor W. B. Kenna, who is spearheading the drive for adoption of the tax, points out that a street improvement program is badly needed in Lexington and that the City Council determined that the additional tax was the only feasible means by which the project could be financed. Tax Imperative “Even though the sales tax may have certain undesirable aspects, it is seemingly the only course of action that can be taken if the street work is done,” he points out. George Patterson, variety store operator, who is heading the anti-tax campaign, con tends that the move would be detrimental to the Lexington merchants causing a possible loss of trade and would at the same time be an unfair means of taxation. NEW TCHULA PASTORIUM The recently constructed Parsonage of the Tchula Baptist Church will be the scene of an Open House Sunday after noon. The public is invited to attend the program which will begin at two p. m. Staff photo. Jaycees, Lions Meet In Durant .. The Lexington Jaycees will play the Durant Lions Club and the Jay cettes will face the Durant Outsiders feminine squad in a pair of basketball games Friday night at the Durant High School. The first game will be gin at eight o’clock with admission set at fifty cents for adults and twen ty-five cents for children. Proceeds will go to the Durant swimming pool fund. Officials Announce Winners In 4-H Attainment Contest Holmes County 4-H Club Attainment Contest winners for this year were announced Tuesday by Ann Smith, As sistant Home Agent. Winners in home improve ment were: Four-Leaf Clov ers - Kathy Rinicker, first; and Brenda Shepherd, second. Both are of Lexington. Other winners in that category were Linda Thomas of Tchula who won a blue ribbon for her first place in Class I and Lyn da Dickard of Lexington who copped a blue ribbon for her first place showing in Class II. In Gardening Patricia Hen derson of Tchula won a medal for placing first in Class I, while Sylvia Chisolm and Dia ne Younger, both of Lexing ton, placed first and second, respectively, in Class II, win ning appropriate ribbons for their work. Miss Pilgrim Is Winner Other winners follow: CANNING - (Class I), First, Janie Pilgrim of Pickens, blue ribbon; Second, Julie Zemp of Lexington, red rib bon; Third, Vicki Stewart, Pickens, white ribbon. (Class II) - First, Sylvia Cannon, Lexington, blue ribbon; Se cond, Mary McAdams, Pick ens, red ribbon; Third, Diane Younger, Lexington, white ribbon. YARD BEAUTIFICATION - (Class I) - First, Killian Bau ghn, Pickens, medal; (Class II) - First, Patricia Abies, Goodman, blue ribbon. CLOTHING - (Four - Leaf Clovers) - First, Yvonne Jones, Goodman, medal; Second, Meanry Moses, Lexington, red ribbom; Third, Yvonne Up church, Lexington, white rib bon. (Class I) - First, Marcia Ray, Tchula, medal; Second, Sally Brown, Durant, red rib bon; Third, Sarah Beall, Lex ington, white ribbon. (Class II) . First, Melinda, Sample, Lexington, blue ribbon; Se cond, Mary McAdams, Pick ens, red ribbon; Third, Sylvia (Continued on page 4) Rep. Jamie L. Whitten "Coming Holmes Early'' BISHOP PRESENT Durant Methodists Dedicate Parsonage Bishop Marvin Franklin, one of Mississippi Methodism’s outstanding leaders, participated in the dedication of a beautiful new Parsonage adjoining the Durant Methodist Church in special ceremonies Sunday night. Mrs. Franklin was also present. A large congregation, com posed of members of the church and area friends, was present for the impressive pro gram which followed the re gular evening worship service. Herman Clements, chairman of the Board of Trustees, pre sented the Parsonage for de dication. The attractive structure, which is presently occupied by the Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Was son, was constructed at a cost of $17,400 which included a central air conditioning and heating system. Friends con tributed a beautiful carpet. The house consists of three bedrooms, living room, dining room, a double car garage, and utility and storage rooms. The outiside is of brick ve neer. District Superintendent Har vey Beasley of Greenwood led the prayer and worship ser vice, and the Rev. E. G. Potts of Hollandale, a former pas tor, was also present during the program. The Board of Trustees of the Church acted as the build ing committee, while several ladies helped select the colors and the house plans. Circuit Court Opens Monday The spring session of Circuit Court opens in Lexington Mon day with 54 civil cases on the docket. Criminal Court will open two weeks later. Judge Arthur B. Clark of Indianola will preside. Mrs. Eloise Shirley is Court Report er, Pat Barrett is County At torney, and Henry McClellan Circuit Clerk. Mrs. Jenny Warner and Mrs. Sally Jones left Sunday for a 10-day trip to Jackson ville, Florida, and Augusta, Georgia. They will visit Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tilghman and Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher Walt and family enroute. LHS Senior Play Friday The 1002 Lexington High School senior play, “Just Ducky,” is scheduled for the W. B. Kenna Auditorium Fri day night at 7:30 o’clock. The three-act comedy is be ing directed by Mrs. Parham Williams, Jr. Characters include Mr. Max well, Phil Auerbach; Mrs. Maxwell, Dona Kaye Pierce; Betty Lou, Betsy Harper Hen rich; Bernadine, Betty Lynn Sudbeck; Wilbur, Gerald Greer; Hercules, Mike Dan iel; Connie, Mary Thurmond; Craig Moore, Teddy Moses; Mr. Moore, Wayne Williams; Del Marshall, Oscar Wynne; Aunt Mary, Judy Fite; Miss Blayne, Jenny Rush; and Miss Glee, Betty Miles. Sally Autry is serving as prompter. The setting is the living room of the Maxwell house and all characters are involved in numerous hilarious situa tions. Congressman Sets Speech In Lexington Congressional Rep. Jamie L. Whitten, likely opponent next summer of Rep. Frank Smith for a return trip to Washington under the state’s most recent congressional re - districting proposal, will come to Holmes County, Tuesday, April 10, speaking to the Lexington Ro tary Club. The address, expected to stir considerable interest and publicity throughout the state, will probably be the first Rep. Whitten will make in his op ponent’s home district after the two are formally matched. Although the Mississippi Le gislature, now in session, has not yet actually combined the two districts, informed sour ces say that such is almost sure to take place. A bill au thorizing this action has pas sed the state^ Senate and now awaits House approval. Rep. Whitten of Charleston was first elected to the U. S. House of Representatives No vember, 1941, and has served without interruption in that capacity since then. He attended the literary and law departments at the Uni versity of Mississippi and was admitted to the Bar Associa tion in 1932. The legislator is a member of the Presbyterian Church, I Masonic Order, Rotary Club, Phi Alpha Delta (legal fra ternity), and Beta Theta Pi. High School Day Held At Holmes Annual High School Day was observed at Holmes Jun ior College with seniors from some 32 high schools spending the day on the campus. Billy Cagle, student associa tion president, officially wel comed the visitors, while HJC President Frank Branch out lined the day’s program. PICKENS STUDENTS TO GIVE RECITAL Mrs. Sterling Crawford an nounces that three ©f her pia no pupils, Nan Whitehead, Leslie Ann Arnold, and Gail Black, are giving a recital at the Pickens School Auditorium Sunday afternoon April 1 at 3:30 and everyone has been invited to attend. IN PLAY CAST Among cast members of the Lexington High Senior Play scheduled Friday night are: (left to right) - Betsy Harper Hen rich, Dona Kaye Pierce, Phil Auerbach, Gerald Greer, and Mary Thurmond. Photo by Don Harthcock.