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p. 0. b ax~»*- / JACKSON 5, KISS. I / Welfare Building Opening Set \ (bounty HERALD - The Newspaper Boosting Holms County -- VOL. 4. NO. 15 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1962 5c PER ISSUlT GOV. BARNETT WILL DELIVER MAIN TALK An Open House, signifying the formal opening of the re cently constructed Holmes County Welfare Building, will be held Friday, May 11, with Gov. Ross R. Barnett sche duled to deliver the main ad dress. A host of other state and county] dignitaries are also expected to attend the spe cial program with the gover nor’s speech to be made at three p. m. and the Open House to follpw until 5:30 o’clock. Among those who will at tend are members of tihe Holmes County Welfare Board including W. R. Ellis, Sr. of Lexington^ chairman; R. E. Moore of Durant, B. W. Humphrey, Jr. of Ebene zer, T. E. Powell of Thornton, and Walter Lowe of Tchula. Special guests will be mem bers of the Holmes County Board of Supervisors, who along with local and state welfare agencies, are respon sible for long range plan ning. The building owned by the county was constructed dur ing the past year following a special bond election in April 1961. It has been occupied for about two months. Mrs. Jean Strider McLellan is director of the local agency. Ed Ellison Seeks County JP Office Ed Ellison of Pickens this week announced his candidacy for Justice of the Peace in District Three subject to a special election on Tuesday, May 22 to fill the unexpired term of the late I. B. Up shaw. In his announcement, Elli son said: “As a candidate for Justice of the Peace in District Three I am soliciting the vote and support of every qualified elector. This office carries with it a serious responsibili ty which I feel that I can discharge in a most compe tent manner. If, elected^ I will at all times fulfill the duties of the office in an ef ficient and honest manner. I will appreciate your support at the polls.” J MV vi %%s\V*V,- AT DAR BANQUET I Mrs. Joy Brooks (left) regent of the Benjamin Humphreys Chapter of the D. A. R. greets Mrs. Harry Alexander of Grenada who addressed a joint DAR SAR banquet in Durant last Friday night. Parham Williams, Jr. (right) is president of the local SAR chapter. See story on page six. «■ xx: . » aWK ^-Hin———■>■'■——twww.v- .'- y-Wvy.v. . .. ^mu»x NEW MSPA OFFICERS These young ladies have been elected officers of the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association for the 1962-63 school year. They are (from left): Linda Young of Pro vine High School, Jack son, president; Rebekah Browning of Booneville, vice president; Beth McWil liams of Lexington, treasurer, and Bar bara Lee of Yazoo City, secretary. Nearly 600 high school journalists con vened at the University of Mississippi for the organization’s annual press insti tute last weekend. McRae Services Held On Tuesday In Lexington Funeral services for Frank B. McRae were held at the southern Funeral Home Cha nel in Lexington Tuesday with thte Rev. Frederick Fotwler and the Rev. Crawford Ray officiating. Interment follow ad in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge. Mr. McRae, 58, died at the Holmes County Community Hospital Monday after an ill ness of several months. Born in Holmes County, he was the son of the late J. Lon McRae, who served as Marshal for more than 20 years. He is survived by three brothers, Murrell McRae of Lexington, Edward McRae of Little Rock, and Irvin Mc Rae; and a sister, Mrs. John Downs of Fort Campbell, Ky. Pallbearers were John Kim. brough, Jack Yates, Gordon Russell, W. R. Sullivan, Hen ri Watson, Jr., George Mul lendore, Jimmy Phelps, and Bill Jordan. “Paint-Up” Parade Set For Lexington The emphasis will be on sprucing things up in Lexing ton during May with clean-up, paint-up programs being sponsored throughout the month and a massive clean • up parade scheduled for Fri day, May 11. A special Chamber of Com merce committee, headed by Joe Berman, is planning the parade with floats available to any business place for only five dollars. Berman Brokerage Co. rented the first float which will consist of a display of •Dial Soap. Anyone guessing the number of bars on the float will win a free case of soap. Those interested in try ing their luck should submit an entry at the brokerage company office following the parade. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the general health and welfare of our citizens depend upon whole some surroundings arising from good clean living condi tions, and WHEREAS, the lives and property of our people are endangered by fire and acci dents caused by littered and cluttered conditions in homes, factories, places of public as sembly, alleys and streets and WHEREAS, a clean and beautiful community is a proud prosperous one and WHEREAS, unity of effort is required for future deve lopment of our community, THEREFORE, I, W. B. Kenna, Mayor of the City of Lexington, do hereby desig nate May 1st through May 31st inclusive as Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up month, and most respectfully call upon Holmes County 4-H Club Rally Held Saturday At Durant High More than 150 4-H Lluo members from throughout Holmes County attended the organization’s annual rally day program at Durant Sat urday. The youngsters, leaders and parents were welcomed to Durant by Mayor C. H. Blan ton, Jr. who emphasized the important work of the 4-H Clubs and noted that it was in Durant where William Hall “Corn Club” Smith originated the idea of the movement. Following the welcoming remarks, those attending were treated to t;fent and public speaking contests and a movie that afternoon. Lynda Assists Handling prominent por tions of the program were Lindsey O’Rear of the Durant Baptist Church, who delivered the invocation; Donna Kaye Pierce of Coxburg and presi dent of the Holmes County Junior Council, who respond ed to the welcome; and John Maxwell of Pickens who ser ved as master of ceremonies. Lynda Dickard of Coxburg as. sisted John in leading the group singing. W. H. McKenzie, Jr. pre sented awards to talent con test winners, congratulating thetm on th|eir ilelationsihiip with the 4-H Club. Talent winners were as fol lows: Individual Instrumental — Janet Jones of Goodman, Blue Ribbon; Group Instrumental Lillian Baughn and Daphne Presley of Pickens, Blue Rib bon; and Group Singing — Ralph Bouchillon, Burt Ald ridge, Jimmie Vines. Ross Kyzen, and Rusty Hefner of West, Blue Ribbon. Miss Maxwell Wins Dramatics Individual — Jen Maxwell of Pickens, Blue Ribbon; Dance Group — Ka thy Bell and Nancy Boldgn of Lexington, Blue Ribbon; Pantomine Individual— Char lene Horne of Lexington, Blue Ribbon; Pantomine Group — Donna Harcrow. Lynn Hath cock of Durant, Blue Ribbon. Overall winners in the talent judging were Susan Helm and Lillian Baughn of Pickens for their miscellaneous group performance. In plublic speaking, John Maxwell of Pickens placed first in Class II, while Tom my Pierce of Coxburg won t°o honors in Class I. i LHS Wins Top Trophy In County Track Meet COUNTRY CLUB SLATES BRIDGE A benefit bridge will be hi\l at the Holmes Coun ty Country Club Thurs day, May 10 at 2:00 p. m. Everyone is most cordial ly invited to attend and enjoy this event, which promises to be one of the highlights on the sum mer social calendar. Door prizes, as well as three handsome score pri zes will be awarded, and refreshments will be ser ved during the afternoon. Admission is $1.00. Re servations may be made by calling 565, Mrs. Fred Dunn; 402-R, Mrs. Billy Ellison; or 88, Mrs. Olin Dunn. Each group is asked to arrange their own four some when making re servations. PIANO RECITAL SET TUESDAY The junior and senior high Piano students of Mrs. Jean Porter will pre sent a recital at the W. B. Kenna Auditorium next Tuesday night. The pujblic Has been invited to attend the pro gram which begins at 7:30 o’clock. all departments of this city, its commercial organizations, civic clubs, schools, churhes, boys’ and girls’ clubs^ and all other associations and our people in genera^ to take an active part in this construc tive program of community improvement to assure its success. This the 1st day of May, 1962. W. B. Kenna, Mayor City of Lexington Goodman Girls Cop First Place; Mid-State Meet Coming Tues. The Lexington Hornets reigned Tuesday as 1962 Hol mes track champs outscoring cinder squads from Tchula, Durant, and Goodman AHS in the annual county meet at the Holmes Junior College Field. It was an excellent pre paration for the Mid-State Conference Meet scheduled for that same field next Tuesday afternoon. Hooker Speaks To Rotarians State Representative Wil burn Hooker of Lexington discussed problems and pro gress of the current Missis sippi legislative session at the regular meeting of the Lex ington Rotary Club Tuesday. Discussing highlights of what he felt to be the most difficult session in recent years? Rep. Hooker emphasiz ed the financial problem^ ex plaining why it had arisen and what steps the legislature would probably take to over come it. Explaining the nature of the “Parchman Problem,” Rep. Hooker said he thought the recent investigations would fail to uncover all of the facts concerning the Kim ble Berry case, but would ultimately lead to a much better overall situation at the state penal institution. Following the address, Rep. Hooker answered questions from the audience. Hugh Nichols was pro gram chairman. TO SELL POPPIES THIS SATURDAY The Lexington Ameri can Legion Auxiliary will sell poppies Saturday. Everyone has been ask ed to wear a poppy dur ing the day as “Ameri ca’s Silent Tribute To Her Heroes.’’ Proceeds will be used for child welfare and re habilition. Mrs. J. G. Robertson is poppy chairman. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday, Barry Meek on your ninth birthday. Your Dad PRESENTS AWARD W. H. McKenzie, Jr, of Durant presents talent contest winners Susan Helm and Lillian Baughn of Pickens awards at the annual Holmes County 4-H rally last Saturday. Despite tne seconu yidue finish of the Lexington girls, the boys amassed 59 points to win the crown. Goodman finished second and Tchula third. Durant’s poor showing was due to the absence of a boy’s entry. Goodman led the girls scor ing with 18 points, while Lex ington followed with 17, Tchu la 15, and Durant 13. David Dillon was pace-set ter for the Hornets copping individual scoring honors. McAdams is expected to of fer the strongest contention for Mid-State honors next week. In next Tuesday’s action, the Hornets will be seeking to retain the Mid-State cham pionship which they won on their home field last year. Carr Services Held In Lexington Funeral services for How ard Floyd Carr, 38, of Alex andria, La., were held at Oak Grove Church Monday after noon with the Rev. David Skinner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene McLean Carr, for merly of Lexington; his par ents, Mr. afrid Mrs. Floyd Carr of Water Valley; four sons, Timothy, David, Larry and Stephen; two daughters, Debora and Brenda; and two brothers, Fred Carr of Mem phis and Henry Carr of Greenville. Mr. Carr, a mechanic, died at the Baptist Hospital in Alexandria of a heart attack Sunday. Pallbearers were Hilton Holley, Luther Johnson, J. L. Mayo, Red Roberts, Luther Byrd, Carl Rodgers, Jr., Floyd Wilkerson, and Theo Moses.