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^JlofmeA (bounty H E Rf A L D -—- The Newspaper Boosting Holms County - VOL. 4, NO. 12 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1962 , 5c PER ISSUE BAWI BONDS WIN DURANT APPROVAL Durant approved additional bonds for the Talon Zipper Plant in a special election Tuesday by a 264-15 majority. Endorsement of the bonds means that a new $60,000 ware house can be constructed ad joining Talon Zipper Plant. Municipal officials and the directors of the Durant In dustrial Council had carried on an extensive public infor mation campaign to help in sure a favorable vote on the measure. The building, designed to allow air - conditioned -floor space in the main building to be used for production pur poses will be a metal structure with sprinklers and insulation. Employment at the plant has shown a marked increase during the past month. Glen Fortinberry Is New Addition At Holmes Junior President Frank B. Branch announced last week that Glen P'ortenberry had accepted a position on the Holmes AHS - Junior College Faculty for 1962-63. 1.. his new assign ment Coach Fortenberry will be in charge of all High School Sports at Holmes Agricultural High. Fortenberry is a native of Columbia. He completed his high school at Florila, Alaba ma, and later attended Pearl River J. C. He is a graduate of Troy State College, Troy, Alabama, and has done grad uate work at that school. His experience includes four years as line coach and head basket ball coach at Newton and one year as line coach at Mil len, Georgia, High School. Coach Fortenberry is mar ried to the former Kathy Ayer of Florila, Ala. Fortenberry will take over the work former ly assigned to Coach Wayne Sims, who is being promoted to Assistant Coach at Holmes. Beulah Baptist' Plans Revival Starting Sunday A Revival at Beulah Baptist Church will be held April 15 20 with the Rev. David Skinner scheduled to conduct services. Worship will begin at 7:30 p. m. each evening. Mrs. Melvin Wells will play the piano. The public has been cordial ly invited to attend. Tchula Juniors Set Program The Junior Class of Tchula High School will present a play Friday night in the high school auditorium. The play, “Take Your Me dicine,’’ is a three act farce by Felicia Metcalfe. “After you have seen this play you too will agree with us that here’s a new type of farce . good for hundreds of laughs,” according to mem bers of the class. Adcock Services Held In Cruger Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Vowell Adcock were held at the Cruger Baptist Church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrange ments. Mrs. Adcock, 59, died at her daughter’s residence in Sidon last Thursday of an apparent heart condition. Boim in Winston Coi|nty, she was a member of the Cruger Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, H. L. Adcock of Cruger and J. G. Adcock of Madera, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. David Clark of Sidon and Virginia Pearl Adcock of Madera, Cal.; three brothers, W. M. Vowell of Ruleville, H. B. Vowell of Monroe, La., and G. B. Vowell of Memphis; and three sisters, Mrs. Ezra Sparkman of Green Cruger Club Cancels Program The Green Thumb Gar den Club of Cruger has postponed a flower show scheduled April 19, ac cording to Mrs. Jim Bar rett. Announcement of a new date will be made later. ROYCE ANN TO PLAY IN RECITAL THURSDAY Thursday evening, April 13, Mrs. Harry O’Cain will pre sent Royce Ann Smith in Sen ior Piano Recital in the Dur ant School Auditorium at 7:30. Her program ranges from the Classical period to the Mod erns. Her sister, Marilyn, will accompany her in the closing number which is the brilliant Concerto in C by J. Williams. Royce Ann is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Roy Smith. She has won honors through her high school years and re cently was awarded a piano scholarship at MSCW where she plans to attend this fall. The public is cordially in vited to the recital, also to the reception in the Smith home immediately following. ville, Mrs. Donald Kent of New Orleans, and Mrs. R. K. Mc Quiten of Greenville. Pallbearers were H. L. Har rison, T. A. Howard, Henry Pike, James Cooksey, Tilgh man Wixon, W. B. Farmer, Robert O’Reilly, and Ed Ma thias. NEW WELCOMING SIGNS Completed last week in Lexington were concrete blocks of which they were con signs welcoming at all highway entran- structed were furnished by Lexington ces. They were financed through the Concrete Block Co. joint efforts of local civic groups. The Staff photo. ......a*. .... JHH AT PICKENS BARBECUE Conducting the program at a barbecue Frank Smith; Leonard Kiker, president in Pickens last Saturday for MILT stock- of MILT; Aubrey Henson, vice presi holders were (left to right) - J. T. Gar- dent; and Bob Neblett, master of cere land, mayor of Pickens; Congressman monies. AHS Seniors Planning Play The Holmes Agricultural High seniors will present a three-act comedy in the Hol mes Junior College Auditor ium Thursday, April 19. The program will begin at 8 p. m. The Play is under the direc tion of Miss Emma Bostick, English and dramatics teach er at Holmes Junior College, with proceeds to be Used to help defray expenses of the annual senior trip. Included in the cast are Bil ly Wilson, Nell McCrory, Charles Branch, Patricia Ab ies, Mary Fowler, John Max well, Jean Junker, Wylodean McCrory, Herman McPhail, Frank Killebrew, Billy Mc Mullen, Dixie Jones, and Sher ry Alford. Applications Ready For 4-H Awards At Graduation Applications for two 4-H Club scholarships to be given at graduation time this year are being accepted at the County Agent's Office officials say. Deadline for qualifying is May 5. The special awards, valued at $250 each? are being given by D. C. Lundy and Joe Ting le. Included in the applications are questions dealing with the work which the youngsters have completed as 4-H mem bers, a written essay concern ing what they have learned while in the 4-H work recom mendations of teachers, par ents, and 4-H workers; and a summary of plans for the future. Libraries Can Find Information Attention! What is it? Where is it? Why is it? Who is it? For an answer to these ques tions, ask your local ilbrary, says Miss Georgia McIntyre, Holmes County librarian. If the librarian does not have the information, she will get it for you. Headquarters will get it through, the Mississippi Lib rary Commission, American lending library or inter-library loan with librarians over the entire state, she adds. Jackson Visitors Visiting in Jackson Thurs day were Mr. and Mrs. Raforc Watson, Mrs. G. J. Herberl and Miss Julia Watson. Saturday Guests Mr. and Mrs. Will Barreti had as their guests Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clower anc son, Tommy of Gulfport. Congressional Candidates Courting County Support Smith Speaks In Pickens On Saturday Congressman Frank Smith claimed credit for obtaining the Mississippi Land and Tim ber Corporation for Holmes County at a barbecue dinner stockholder’s meeting in Pic kens Saturday. Mayor J. T. Garland open ed the program, which was held at the old Shaw Manufac turing building, introducing the many distinguished guests and visitors. W. E. Thurmond of Lexing ton, chairman of the Holmes County Development Asso ciation, discussed the work of that organization prior to his introduction of Rep. Smith. Aubrey Henson, vice - presi dent of MILT, told the audien ce of the progress being made on the plant and discus sed the types of products which would be made. Leonard Kiker, president of the organi zation, also spoke. But the address by Congress man Smith was only part of an impressive program which included a report of progress of the new corporation, intro duction of dignitaries and guests, and a barbecue din ner. A highlight of the program was the formal announcement of Rep. Smith that the $800,OOC Area Development loan, which makes possible the construc tion of the plant had been approved. “We have to face reality and admit that the leadership of both parties is committed to a program with which we do not agree. The problem is too serious a one for playing politics, and I shall contiue to devote all my energy, as I have done in the past, to maintaining our way of life,” Smith said. WEST CLUBS MEET The 4-H Clubs met on Fri day morning. The boys and girls met together and Mr. Young of State College gave a talk on Insects. We enjoyed his illustrated talk. Plans are being made for the members to attend the annual rally which will be on the 28th at Durant. Mr. Duane Tucker Miss Ann Smith, and Mrs. r] L. Jackson met with the group. Rotary Club Hears Talk By Whitten Congressman Jamie Whitten of Charleston told the Lexing ton Rotary Club Tuesday that the greatest danger faced by the United States was desruc ti®n from within. | Rep. Whitten, who will seek, election from the newly creat ed second congressional dist rict this summer, spoke to members of the Rotary Club as well as an exceptionally large number of guests from throughout the county. Includ ed in that number were Dr. C. E. Patton of Durant, Whitten’s campaign manager in Holmes County, and R. S. Richmond, campaign secretary. In a talk highly critical of administration policy, Rep. Whitten pointed out that he did not join in every movement that came along just to get votes. ruiniing out uicu. uie uun stitution is no longer regarded as highly as it should be, he noted, “we have seen the Sup reme Court enjoin the State Legislatures and completely upturn the meaning of laws established over the cen turies.” Rep. Whitten, chairman of the House Committee of Agri culture, pointed out that it was his committee which de signs the majority of federal agricultural programs which affect all farmers. Noting that the job done by the American farmer has en abled the nation to maintain a high standard of living, he said, “Truly, it is in this area where Russia cannot com pare.” Jack Shearer was the pro gram chairman for the meet ing. Elect Jane Gwin To High Post Columibus, Miss., (Special) - Jane Gwin of Tchula has been elected as a senator of the 1962-63 senior class at Missis sippi State College for Wom en. Miss Gwin is a member of the Westminister Fellowship and the Lockheart Social Clubs. She is majoring in En glish and minoring in mathe matics. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Gwin. Durant Baptist Plans Revival For Next Week The Durant First Baptist Church has invited the public to a Youth Revival held April 16-22. The evangelist is Ralph Atkinson from Mississippi Col lege at Clinton. The services will begin at 7:00 a. m. and 7:00 p. m. dai ly. Lindsay O’Rear will lead the singing accompanied by organist Edwin Sudduth and pianist Royce Ann Smith. For the past week the youths of Durant have been in charge of cottage prayer meetings which were held in various homes in Durant. This will surely add much to the revival. The youths have also helped by serving on commit tees to help plan the revival. Reverend Atkinson is Ad ministrative Assistant to the President of Mississippi Col lege. He did his graduate work at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. There will be a treat in store for all who come out to hear him. Mrs. M. B. Latham To Give Program At Tchula Hall The Tchula Garden Club will have Mrs. M. B. Latham of Jackson as guest flower arranger at a special program Friday at the Town Hall. The show will begin at 2 p. m. Mrs. Latham has recently received a special award for her flower arrangements. An admission of one dollar will be charged to the Tchula event. AT ROTARY MEETING Attending the Lexington Rotary Club Club meeting Tuesday were numerous | visiting dignitaries and members of Con 1 gressman Jamie Whitten’s county staff. Left to,right - (seated) are Representa rives Wilburn Hooker, George Payne Cossar, and Jimmy Walker. Standing are Dr. C. E. Patton of Durant, Rep. Jamie Whitten, and R. S. Richmond of Coxburg.