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X QL' 4- NO- 14 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1962 " 5c PER ISSUE
Lexington C of C Committees Meet Recently named Lexington Chamber of Commerce com mittees for 1962 have begun functioning with mtial meet ings scheduled througout the week at the City Hall. 1 he important membership committee headed bv Eph Cohen met 1 uesdav morning as did the merchant’s commit tee, under the direction of Bolton Brown. Other committee meetings are scheduled Thursday and Friday. The Membership committee , ---- mapped plans for adding new members, while the merchants discussed possible trade pro motions. the problem of out side “peddlers” selling goods in town, and closing hours. Future discussions were sche duled. Chamber of Commerece committees for 19G2 announ ced this week are as follows: Agriculture - Fred Powers, chm.; W. R. Sullivan, v.chm.; M. O. Stark, A. P. Carroll, W. E, Strider, Joe Tingle, M. K. Ginn, W. P. McWilliams, D. C. Lundy, H. P. Watson. Sr., P. H. Williams, Sr., Halton Brown, L. B. Gilliland, Jr., and Pat Barrett. Beautification - Joe Ber man, chm.; Mrs. Dora P. Tid well, v-chm.; C. M. McDaniel, Phil Cohen, Mrs. Louise King, Mike Lammons, B. C. Martin, J. E. Goss, N. M. Parkinson, Dr. G. D. Russell, and Dr. P. B. Brumby. Civic Affairs - Dr. Frank E. Houston, chm.; J. A. Thornton, v-chm.; Jack Dunn, Norman Weathersby, Leroy Paris, Ed die Fuller, John Martin, Ed Wilburn Hooker, Buster Reed. Phillips Heads Education Education - M. E. Phillips, chm.; Homer Daniel, v-chm.; Dr. Charles Sinclair, L. R. Thompson, Bill Schneller, Eu gene Herrman, Edwin White, W. B. Kenna, Wheeler Smith, and W. R. Ellis, Jr. Forestry Committee - A. P. Carroll, chm.; M. O. Stark, v-chm.; Bill Schneller, H. P. Watson, Sr, M. B. Brown L. R. Thompson, W. R. Sulli van. W. P. McWilliams, Mar vin McLellan, and Herbert Hy man. Hospitality - Mrs. Charlotte Blackstock, chm.; Mrs. Jean S. McLellan, v-chm.; Mrs. Do ra P. Tidwell, Melvin Crest man, Mrs. George Patterson, Ray Johnson, Marvin McLel lan, Mrs. W. H. Fincher, Jr., Mrs. M. G. Catron, and Mrs. W. A. Ramsey. Industrial - A. L. Gibson, chm.; Allie Povall, v-chm.; W. E. Thurmond, Herman Flo wers, Wilburn Hooker, A. P. Carroll, W. D. Wilson, Jack Dunn, and Jimmy East. Sub-committee (on call) . Agriculture - H. P. WaUon, Sr., Clay and gravel - H. P. Hammett, Construction - Har den Ervin and Tandy Stepp. Utilities - George Vining, Edu cation - Bill Schneller, Local Industry - Olin Dunn, and Labor - H. H. Thomas, Her bert Hyman. Highway transportation and communication - J. C. Patton, chm.; William Moses, v-chm.; C. A. Moore, Carlton Allen. G. E. Hollingsworth, M. E. Holloman, Ben Auerbach, J. M. Hoff, H. H. Johnson, Steve Neal, G. H. McMorrough, An drew P. Smith. Cohen Seeks Members Membership - Ephriam Co hen, chm.; Billy Berberette, v-chm.; Jack Yates, W. O. Thompson. Pig club . W. A. Ramsey, chm.; Lute Ellison^ v-chm.; George Mullendore, and Geor ge Patterson. Youth and recreation - A. B. Holder, chm.; Harden Er vin. v-chmGeorge Vining Dr. Harry G. Causey, Wal lace Johnson, Phil Cohen Lo J ranee Frost, P; H. Williams, Jr., and Doty Porter. Merchants - M. B. Brown, chm.; Ross Willoughby, v - chm.; Billie Stephenson, Mrs. M. G. Catron, Roy Gelston, Ephriam Cohen, Miss Sara Nabors, Reuben Netherland, O. L. Ellison, W. H. Ellison, W. H. Fincher, Jr., Herman Flowers, Virgil King, Adam Henrich, Tom Hollingsworth, Hollis Bain, Gordon Hutchison, Jolly Massey, C. Kee, A. J. Davis, Joe Tingle, Ben Auer bach, Joe Stern, P. G. Louie, Luther Mayo, J. W. Moses, George Patterson, Jack Dunn, W. A. Power, Tom Riley, Na than Schur, Mrs. Zula Carna than, Ben Moore Hammett, R. I-<. Jackson, Leo Alderman, Bumont Rutledge, Howard Terry, Bob McLellan, W. E. Thurmond, J. P. Tidwell, Frank Hughes, George McLel lan, W. A. Ramsey, J. F. Wil liams, Mike Lammons, J. E. Goss, and Eddie Fuller. Publicity - Mrs. Tom Coth ran, chm.; Jack Shearer, v chm.; and Marvin McLellan. CHECKING PROGRESS Dan Wells, (left), manager of the Talon ington Concrete and Block Co. (far ' Zipper Plant in Durant, checks construe- right). Julious Guion of the Durant In tion progress on the company’s new dustrial Council looks at the construction warehouse with Harden Ervin of Lex- Staff photo. PLAN ACTION Lute Ellison (left), president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, confers with Bolton Brown, chairman of the Merchants Committee, on problems and proposals which face the organization for the coming year. Staff photo. A. E. ELLINGTON SET AN EXAMPLE (An Editorial) Some men live in such a manner that others would pro fit by followng their example. A. E. Ellington, lifelong re sident of Holmes County and father of Tennessee governor Buford Ellington^ was such a man. Daily publications throughout this area carried the news of his death in prominent positions in each edition. These stories told only the bare facts of his life. They failed to hiention the wonderful Christian example Mr. Ellington set for all those who knew him. The kindly spirit and dedication to duty which he pos sessed will be missed by his many friends. His influence will remain, however, for the example he set will be sure ly followed by others. Tchula Garden Club Names Flower Show Award Winners “The Open Road, U. S. A." tvas the theme of the spring flower show presented by the Tchula Garden Club last Wed nesday in the high school gymnasium, Mrs. Everarde Jones served as the chairman of the show with Mrs. S. J. Foose, Jr. as co-chairman. The show was enjoyed by residents of Tchula as well as visitors from Jackson, Yazoo City, Lexington. Durant, Bel zoni, Cruger, Greenville and Greenwood. The following awards were made by the out-of-town jud ges: Artistic Division - (Class A) “Birth of Freedom,” Blue, Mrs. H. E. McKibben; Red, Mrs. J. K. Barwick; Yellow, Mrs. W. M. Henry. (Class B) “The Great Divide,” Blue, Mrs. S. J. Foose, Jr.; Red, Mrs. J. C. Cannon; Yellow. Mrs. Eversrde Jones; and White, Mrs. B. B. Brannon. Mrs. Gwin Wins (Class C) - “Southern Heri tage,” Blue, Mrs. W. M. Gwin; Red, Mrs. S. J. Foose; Yellow, Mrs. Wilson Ray; and White, Mrs. D. C. Scott. (Class D) - “Westward, Ho,” Blue, Mrs. Pate Johnson; Red, Mrs. A. E. Long; Yellow, Mrs. H. J. Bafine; White, Mrs. C. W. Spradley. (Class E) - “Wood land Trails,” Blue, Mrs. Wil son Ray; Red, Mrs. Byron Sharpe; Yellow, Mrs. J. P. Love; and White, Mrs. Ned Parrish, Jr. (Class F) - “Land of the Free,” Open to public only. Blue, Miss Agnes Sproles; Red Mrs. Ralph Ray; Yellow, Eas tern Star; White Bryant Jones. Table Arrangement - (For mai tames) - Blue, "opening Night,” Mrs. H. C. Waterer; Red, “Presenting Miss Ameri ca,” Mrs. K. D. Parrish; Yel low, “Tea At The White House,” Mrs. W. J. Penn; and White, “Honoring National Gardeners,” Mrs. Crawford Logan, Jr. Informal Buffet Tables Blue, “World’s Fair Bound,” Mrs. W. G. Gwin; Red, “Touchdown Buffet,” Mrs. E. S. Fleming; Yellow, “Hawaiin Holiday/’ Mrs. H. L. Nichols, Jr.; White, “Chuck Wagon Jamboree,” Mrs. W. W. Curie. Horticulture - (Red Roses) Blue, Mrs. Jim Barrett; Red Mrs. Curtis Campbell; (Yel low Roses) _ Blue, Mrs. Char les Shuttle worth; Red, Mrs. Boyd Sheppard. (Yellow Ciin ch-ng Rose) - Blue, Mrs. C. W. Spradley; Blue, Mrs. Jim Baggio; and Red, Mrs. Frank Wooten. Winners in other classifica tions follow: Branded iris - Mrs. B. T. Taylor, Mrs. Charles Shuttle worth, Mrs. B. B. Brannon. Yellow iris - Mrs. H. C. Waterer. (Continued on page 4) Holmes County 4-H Clubs Will Converge On Durant Funeral Services For A. E. Ellington Held On Sat. Funeral services for A. E. Ellington, 78, were held at the Bowling Green Methodist Church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Ellington, a native o Holmes County and a lifelong resident of the Bowling Green community, died at the fami ly residence Thursday evening of a heart attack. He was a member of a prominent pio neer family and had been identified wbth Holmes County agriculture for over a half century. He had been active in the management of farming interests held with his son, Irby, until he suffered a brok en leg in a farm accident las fall. Since then he had been confined to a wrheel chair and only last week was permitted to walk about the house and grounds. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Bowling Green w'here he had served in an official capacity for a num ber of 3'ears. Survivors include his wife, Cora Grantham Ellington, and three sons, Gov. Buford El lington of Nashville; Irby El. lir»rr+A_ T _ „ i T —rvxiig, tun, ciiiu l-zc'w nard Ellington of West Palm Beach, Florida; and one sis teL Bessie Ellington of Dur ant. j Pallbearers were Howard i Grantham, L. P. McLellan, Jr., L. E. Williamson, Earl Ellis, Sam McLellan, J. S. Bevill, O. B. Williamson and Marvin McLellan. Local Men Open New Loan Agency Two Holmes County men, H. L. Daniel and Austin Gib son will officially open Cen tral Loans, Inc. Monday with an open house at their Lex ington office at 104 Spring Street. The public has been invited to attend this special grand opening at which time coffee and donuts will be served. An office in Durant at 122 Depot Street will be formally opened the following Monday. See announcement ad on page three. D. A. R. BANQUET SET IN DURANT A joint D. A. R. - S. A. R. banquet, honoring mem bers and guests, will be held at the Durant Hotel Friday night. About 50 guests and dig nitaries are expected to be present to hear Mrs. Har ry A. Alexander of Dur ant speak. Mrs. Alexan der recently discussed textbooks of a Chet Hunt ley NBC telecast. Mrs. Joy Brooks is Re gent of the Benjamin Humphreys Chapter of the D. A. R. and Parham Wil liams, Jr. is president of the local S. A. R. chapter. Eighth Grade Play Set Friday Night At Pickens School The eighth grade of Pickens School wrill present a three - act comedy, “Be Happy? Go Wacky*” Friday night at eight o’clock. An older sister and brother, XTun WVi i unH ToTHITIV Worthey, are left in the care of a pair of teenage twins, Martha Jo Davis and Johnny Smith. These twuns, aided by their sidekicks, Vicki Stewart and Bryan Cain, through the use of witchcraft, frighten the maid, Alice Bess Atkinson, into hysteria. Aunt Molly, a hypochon driac, played by Carolyn Jones, comes for a life-long visit and extends an invitation to a hillbilly from the Ozarks, Clarice Putnam, and his ma, Gail Black. The plot of the play centers around how this family works out its problems including many amusing in cidents and hilariouis situa tions. The other members of the cast are Leslie Ann Arnold, a high school English teacher; Eddj/ Billups, a high school science teacher; Howard Stubbs, a hard - boiled boss; Bill Neal, a multi - millionaire and Gene Lorance, an asylum guard. Admission ^is twenty five cents for students and fifty cents for adults. Buses To Haul Local Members To Big Meeting A massive Holmes County 4-H Club rally, expected to attract hundreds of youngsters and their parents, will be held at the Durant High School Auditorium Saturday morning beginning at 9:30 o’clock The varied activities will continue until 4 p. m. Buses are to be furnished in all areas in the county offi cials said this week. The buses will depart for Durant as follows: West, 9 a. m.; Tchula, 8:30 a. m.; Lexington. 9 a. m.; Coxburg, 8:30 a. m.; Pickens, 8:30 a. m.; and Goodman, 9 a. m. Included in the annual event will be a talent show, public speaking contest, song leading contest, chicken dinner, and a movie, “Tomboy and the Champ.” Duane Tucker and Ann Smith are in charge of ar rangements with a fee of one dollar being charged each per son who plans to attend. A special invitation is being extended to narpnt<; of the 4-H Club members who are at tending. Mayor C. H. Blanton, Jr. has Issued a special proclama bon making Saturday 4-H Club Day. WHEREAS. The 4-H Club movement has, for many years past engaged in the training of the youth of Mis sissippi in the elements of good character, industry and leadership; and WHEREAS, Holmes County, Mississippi^ as early as the year 1907, took a prominent part in the improvement of farm conditions in the County and State, under the leader ship of William Hall “Com Club” Smith; and WHEREAS, The Club move ment under the leadership of William Hall Smith, and lead ers in other sections of the Nation culminated in the 4-H Club movement which has brought to the young people of our County, State and Na tion mjany benefjts in the training of good character, in dustry and leadership; and WHERAS. It is appropriate (Continued on page 4) NEW WELFARE WORKERS Four new staff members have joined the Holmes County Welfare Department since operations were moved to the new facilities on the Durant Road last month. They include: (left to right) - Mrs. Betty Povall of Lexington; Mrs. Tommy Cooksey of Coxburg; Mrs. Edna Idom of Durant; and Mrs. Martha Montgom ery of Pickens. The new building will be formally opened next month.