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DEPT- OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY XXX
P. 0. BOX 571 JACKSON 5, 14I3S (bounty HERALD ----The Newspaper Boosting Holms County - V°l- -*• -NO i __LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1962 5c PER ISSUE_ HJC OPENS FACILITIES IN PROGRAM The sacrifices and accomp lishments of G. H. MeMor roug.i oi Lexington who has devoien more loan fifty years to the service of Holmes Jun ior College were cited Wed nesday afternoon to highlight the dedication of two beauti ful new buildtings <at that school. But the tribute to Mr. Me Morrougn^ in the form of an address by Lexington attorney Ldwin White, was only part of til impressive program which formally opened the $l*ia,uoO .vieMorrough Library and i>104,000 Attala (County) Hall, a boy's dormitory. Open House at both facili ties was held following the dedication ceremonies with numerous dignitaries present for both events including of ficials from each of the sev en counties which support the school. The Rev. B. F. Lee of the Goodman Methodist Church delivered the invocation while the Baptist pastori the Rev. J. B. Miller, gave the bene diction. George Thornton, Koscius ko attorney, represented At tala County in the dedication of the new dormitory. An HJC musical group, uii der the direction of Mrs. Martha Tye McKie, provid ed entertainment during the program. Miss Hospitality Contest Slated For Lexington Lexington’s Miss Hospitality Contest promises to be one of the best ever this year with the final judging of contest ants scheduled for Saturday night. June 2, at 7:30 o’clock. A "Little Miss Hospitality” will be chosen at the same time with girls from four to six years of age who have not yet entered school eligible to compete. The senior "Miss Hospitali ty” must be 18 years old by July 25 and must not be more than 25. Young ladies do not have to be sponsored to enter the contest. Girls who are not contacted about entering the contest should contact a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee com posed of Mrs. Charlotte Blackstdck, chairman; Mrs. Jean S. McLellan, Mrs. Dora Pearl Tidwell, Mel ChTest man, Mrs. George Patterson, Ray Johnson, Marvin McLel lan, Mrs. M. G. Catron, Mrs. W. H. Fincher, Jr., Mrs. Allen Ramsey, and Mrs. Juanita Smith. Wreck Fatal To J. C. Thomas Ja,mes Curtis Thomas of Lexington was the victim of fatal automobile accident Tuesday morning about 11 o’clock when his car left the Durant Road about two miles west of Durant. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time pending the arrival of his father, Eugene Thomas, from California. Services w$ll be held at Southern Funeral Home Cha pel with burial in Bethesda Cemetery, however. He is survived by two bro thers. Kellv Thnmac nf la, and Hubert Thomas oj Kosciusko; and a sister Mrs Floyd Autry of Lexington. He is a World War II vete ran and had worked as a salesman for O. L. Ellison's store in Lexington for seve ral years. MASSIVE CLEAN-UP PARa&E The largest Clean-Up, Fix-Up, Paint- some of the hundreds of youngsters Up Parade ever held in Lexington was who participated. staged last Friday afternoon. These were Staff photo. Durant Pool Set To Open During June Considerable progress is be ing made in completing Dur ant’s new swimming pool, Lions Club officials say. The opening of the pool has been set for June 4, even though time may not permit the erection of dressing rooms which will be installed this year by that time. Lessons Set Swimming lessons will be conducted by the pool direct or, Joe Cooper in the morn ings and the pool will be open for general use in the after noons and two or more nights during the week. The night openings will be adjusted to meet demand and prices will be the same both day and night. There Is still a lack of funds, hbweve^. arjfl if. is hoped that some $1,500 will be raised by the opening date. The Lions Club^ sponsors of the project, is asking every one even though they may have already contributed, to offer further assistance. A wading pool for small children will be constructed as soon as possible and will be ready for in the next month. Ingra m s Contribute William Ingram and Dut Ingram have generously as sisted in the dirt moving and it is anticipated that the deck will be poured this week with the fence to be erected as Ross Cites Progress At Local Dedication i Gov. Ross Barnett painted a glowing picture of Missis sippi’s recent economic deve lopment and future outlook after praising the work of the state welfare department at the formal opening of the new Holmes County Welfare Building last Friday after noon. Mrs. Jean S. McLellan. Hol mes County Welfare Agent, assisted by W. I^eslie Smith, chairman of the Holmes County Board of Supervisors, and W. R. Ellis, Sr., chair man of the County Welfare Board, cut the ribbon signify ing the formal opening of the agency’s new quarters follow ing the program which was attended by a large number of visitors and officials. Members of the local wel fare staff entertained guests at an Open House following the formal ceremonies. Mayor W. B. Kenna of Lex ington welcomed the audience praising the Holmes County soon as the concrete is dry. Friday, May 25, is “Swim ming Pool Day” at the Dur ant Lauderama with the in come from that place of busi ness on that day to be donated to the swimming pool fund. The Durant Lions are urging everyone to help them at this time. staff for their diligent service. The Rev. Roy Raddin of the TVhuia Baptist Churlch de livered the invocation Gov. Barnett, in his address which drew' frequent applause, j called for a emphasis on more positive thinking ^n re j gards to the state’s heritage ; of accomplishment and pre sent achievements. Pointing out that 320 new ' industries or industrial ex pansion had been gained by the state in the past two (years, he noted that the ad vancement had bfeen made possible by the Industrial Bill of Rights adopted by the state legislation afetr his recom mendation. Will Moses of Lexington in troduced the governor. PIANO RECITAL SET AT PICKENS The piano students of Mrs. Sterling Crawford well be pre- , sented in a recital at the Pickens School Auditorium Friday night at 7:30 o’clock. Children playing will inclu de Susan Helm, Mike Dixon. Rhett Presley, Dick Mansell, Steve Owen, Mary Parker, Keith Bridgforth, Bonnie Whitehead, Carol Parker. Lin- | da Crawford, Susan Owen, Daphne Presley, Lillian Bau ghn, Nan Whitehead, and Les lie Ann Arnold. mm). ■ DURANT HIGH SENIORS 1962 Durant High Seniors for 1962 include: (left to right) - Front Row - Lucy Dickerson, Royce Ann Smith, Lin da Grace, Jane Parkinson, Jack Hague, Jr., Beverly Blanton, William Gresham Daniel, Jr., Janet Derrick McBride, and Betty Tuberville. Second Row - Peggy. Sue Engle, Donna Jo Bouchillon, Jerry Streetman, Do ris Rigby, Hot Smith, Larry Ramage, Gary McBride, and Virginia Hicks. Back Row - Bobby McDonald, Clyde Mansell, Bobby Cain, Morris Keith, Elaine Mc Neer, Billy McCarty, and Bill McLellan. nty Schools Set filiation Dates Holmes junior Holds Program Next Sunday Combined graduating clas ses at Holmes Junior College «nd Holmes AHS, composed of 113 students, will receive diplomas in Commencement Exercises Sunday. i lie entire graduation pro gram will be held in one day uus year with Baccalaureate Sermon to be delivered by the Rev. Clifton Perkins of the Ernst Baptist Church of West Point at 11 a. m. in Carroll Auditorium. Actual graduation will be at three p. m. at Branch Field Stadium with Dr. Donald B. Roark to deliver the address. Diplomas and awards will be presented By president Frank B. Branch. 1962 Holmes Junior College candidates for diplomas are Douglas McArthur Allen, Kos ciusko; George Louis Alley, Pickens; Edna Lee Anglin, Winona; Barbara Jean Apple white, Cuero, Texas; Johnny Randal Austin, Grenada; Ka therine Inez Bailey, Leland; Charles Bond, Ethel; David R. Bozdne, Jr., Kosciusko; (Continued on page 4) C Of C Program Welcomes New Area Citizens Newcomers to Lexington re ceived their annual “ijoyal welcome” Saturday morning at a special breakfast in their honor sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce’s Hospitality Committee. The special event, held at the Lexington Grammar School cafeteria, was design ed to welcome and acquaint more than 20 new area resi dents. A highlight of the program was the presentation of spe cial gift items to each in at tendance from local mer chants. Serving on the hospitality committee are Mrs. Charlotte Blackstock, chairman; Mrs: Jean S. McLellan, Mrs. Dora Pearl Tidwell, Mel Ohrest man, Mrs. George Patterson, Ray Johnson, Marvin McLel lan, Mrs. W. H. Fincher, Jr., Mrs. M. G, Catron, and Mrs. VV. A. Ramsey. GLORIA POWELL Tchula Valedictorian DON DOWNER Lexington Valedictorian Herring Services Held In Lexington Funeral services for Ethel Holloman Herring of Tchula were held Monday at tlie Southern Funeral Home Cha pel in Lexington with Rev. Crawford Ray officiating. Bu rial was in Odd Fellows Ce metery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrange ments. Mrs. Herring, 90, was sur vived by two brothers, J. W. Holloman of Lexington and Lynn Holloman of Trenton, Missouri. The respected and beloved Tchula housewife died at the Holmes County Community Hospital Sunday. Mrs. Herring was a mem ber of the Methodist Church. Pallbearers were C. M. Mc Daniel, Henri Watson, Jr., John Kimbrough, Ben Mur phy, M. E. Phillips, Dan Mit chell, E. R. Trotman, and J. A. McCarley. High Schools Busy Planning For Exercises Seniors and officials of Hol mes County schools are pre paring for graduation exer ) ies and related activities which have been planned for this wmek and next. Durant Exercises Durant commencement ex ercises will be held Friday night in the high school audi torium with a program en titled “The Challenge of Our Day” to be presented by out standingme mbers of the sen ior class. Having prominent parts on the program are Jack Hague who will speak on the topic “To Each Age, A Challenge;” Royce Ann Smith, “Fortunate In Our Heritage;” Beverly Blanton, “Youth’s New’ Op portunity;” Linda Grace. “Goals For The Future;” and Jane Parkinson, “Youth Answers The Challenge.” Principal N. C. Hathorn will deliver awards and diplomas. The invocation will be de livered by the Rev. R. G. Shoemaker and the benedic tion by the Rev. H. C. Ellis. Bill McLellan will present gifts. Musical selections will be presented by the Senior Glee Club and the HHgJh School Glee Club, under the direction of r.Ms. Rose Binegar. Sullivan At Tchnla Charlie Sullivan, former gubernatonial candidate and distinct 1963 possibility, will deliver the main address at the Tchula graduation exer cises scheduled for Thursday night at eight o’clock at the school athletic field. Gloria Powell will deliver the Valedictory and Mary Lou Jones the Salutory, while Principal W. R. Huddleston wdll present the diplomas. The processional will be played by Billie Faye Knox and Jane Scott. Ushers are Jimmy Barrett, Vernon Mathifcs, Rod Hole man, Milton Thornton, Ken neth Howard, Marion Up (Continued on page 4) BIG CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN UNDERTAKEN AT TCHULA Mayor T. F. Wooten has proclaimed May 27 - June 3 “Clean-Up, Paint-Up, and Fix Up’’ weeks in Tchula and all citizens are asked to coopera te with the Garden Club, and other organizations who are directing the activities during this time. Members of the Tchula Garden Club are cooperating v^th the Community Merit Program in promoting this project^ and called on every citizen of Tchula, both white and colored, to clean up his or her premises, both resi dential and business. Tchula citizens are urged to apply paint where needed. Everyone is urged to remove trash and litter from pre mises and to do everything to enlist others to do likewise. Garden Club Sponsors The Garden Club is offering a prize to the colored citizen and to the white citizen who improves their yards the most during this time. The Garden Club committee for this project is composed of 'Mrs. Sara Baine, Chair man; Mrs. J. J. Kazar; Mrs. William Henry and Mrs. Pate Johnson. Any unsightly spots in the city can be reported to this committee. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the general health and welfare of our citi zens depend upon wholesome surroundings arising from good clean living conditions, and WHEREAS, the lives and property of our people are endangered by fire and acci dents caused by littered and clustered conditions in the homes, factories, places of public assembly, alleys, and streets, and WHEREAS, a clean and beautiful community is a proud and prosperous one, and WHEREAS, unity of effort is required for future deve lopment of our community. THEREFORE, I, T. F. WOOTEN, Mayor of the Town af Tchula, do hereby desig nate May 27 - June 3 inclu sive as “Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Weeks,” and most re spectfully call upon ?U de partments of this town, its commercial organizations, ci vic clubs, schools, Churches, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs, and all associations and our peop le in general to take an active part in this constructive Pro gram of Community Improve ment to assure it’s success. This the 14th day of May, 1962. Signed: T. F. Wooten, Mayor of the Town of Tchula, Mississippi.