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P. 0. BOX 571 i / JACKSON 5, HISS. __ / Moimei County HERALD —--- The Newspaper Boosting Holmes County -- OL. 4, NO. 18 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1962 _ 5e PER ISSUE Lexington Seniors To Graduate Friday Commencement exercises for 30 Lexington High School seniors w ill be held Friday night at the W. B. Kenna Audi torium Members of the graduating class are: i Larry Shepherd, Theo Mos es, Paul Edwards, Phil Auer bach, Jolene Rodgers, Vir ginia Rush, Bryan Fore, Da vid Dillon, Tqmmy Holder, A1 Downer, Mickey Mott, Bil ly Don Bradley, Judy Fite, Rose Gnemi, Wayne Williams, Bill King, Betty Lynn Sud beck, Osqar Wynne, Peggy Jo White, Paul Hale, Betty Miles, Madelyn Harthcock, Mary Thurmond, Gerald Greer, Mike Daniel, Dona Kaye Pierce, and Hortense Truitt. The Baccalaureate sermon was delivered last Sunday by the Rev. P. D. Bragg at the First Baptist Church of Lex ington. Ushers were Hugh John son, David Miles, Jr., Thomas W. R. Ellis Sr. Dies Wednesday At Hospital Funeral services for W. R. Ellis, Si\, o^ie of| Holmes County’s most prominent and beloved citizens, will be held at the First Baptist Church of Lexington Thursday after noon at 3:30 o’clock with the Rev. Paul Bragg officiating. The news of his death, which occured about 10:30 o’clock Wednesdady morning at the Holmes County Com munity Hospital, shocked and saddened the entire communi ty. Mr. Ellis, who was respect ed universally for his dedi cation to duty and active work in civic affaiits was chairman of the Board of Dir ectors of Holmes County Bank and Trust Co. and chairman of the Holmes County Welfare Board. Other of his more sig nificant affiliations included membership in the First Bap tist Church and Lexington Ro tary Club. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Zilpha Mansell; a bro ther, Tom Q. Ellis; his son, William Ellis, Jr.; his daugh ter, Miss Melvin Ellis; and two grandchildren, Billy and Sarabeth. Complete funeral informa tion was not availabjle at press time. Edwards, Don Barrett, Dale Russell, and Donald Edwards. Local Rotary Host Seniors Lexington High seniors were told why they should pursue their careers here upon com pletion of formal education by members of the Lexington Rotary Club at the regular Tuesday meeting. Highlighting the program were brief addresses by two Rotarians who have, lived in Lexington all of their lives and two others who had moW ed here from other areas. Making appeals to the sen iors were Norman Weathers by, Ed White, W. B. Kenna^ and David Miles. The seniors were special guests of the club for the program. GILBERT MORRIS BIRTHDAY PARTY Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mor ris, with the assistance of Mrs. T. E. Powell, honored Gilbert Edwin Morris on his first birthday Thursday even ing at three o’clock in the Morris home. The cake was red and white and had a cowboy with happy birthday Edwin on it. Cake, ice cream, and cokes were served and balloons giv en as favors. Many lovely gifts were re ceived. MAYOR KENM LBL WEEK IN May 20 - 26 has been pro claimed Little Boys’ League Baseball Week in Lexington by Mayor W. B. Kenna with the locals opening the season Thursday n*ght at 7:30 o’clock nosting the Durant squad. The major league team this year is coached by Wayne Rodgers while Larkin Alford coaches the minor ieague squad. Members of the major team ane Murray Findher^ Lewis Garrison, Jr., Bob Kimbrough, Danny Lee Moore, Bill Rosa 1 mond, Reuben Netherland, REP. JAMIE WHITTEN TO SPEAK <N HOLMES COUNTY ON SATURDAY Congressman Jamie Whitten of Charleston, who is pre sently seeking support in tne new sjcoad congressional district, will speak in Holmes C >umy S turuay. He will speak af the C urt T'o"so in T ey'ngton at two p. m. and on Main Street :n Tr-hula at 3:30 p. m. IN HONOR OF SERVICE Frank Branch, president of Holmes Jun ior College, points to an attractive por trait of G. H. McMorrough as Mr. Mc Alorrough looks on following the dedi cation of new facilities at Holmes Jun ior College last Wednesday. The portrait will be placed in the G. H. McMor rough Library, one of the buildings de dicated. Mr. McMorrough has been connected with the school for more than fifty years and is presently serving as president of th^ Board of Trustees. Photo by Jim Lacey. Senior Talks Spark Durant Commencement Durant seniors participated in the last formal program of their high school careers last Thursday night during com mencement exercises an the school auditorium. A unique program, featur ing addresses by members of the senior class, drew warm applause for the large aud ience. Those participating in the talks were Jack Hague, vale dictorian; Royce Ann Smith, Beverly Blanton, Linda Grace and Jane Parkinson. The Rev. R. G. Shoemaker delivered the invocation. A highlight of the program was a musical selection “On ce to Every Man and Nation” by York which was presented by the high school glee club under the direction of Mrs. Rose Binegar^ director, and Mrs. Laura M. Bowie, ac companist. The presentation of awards and diplomas was by princi Tchula Grads Hear Challenge At Exercises Charlie Sullivan challenged 20 Tchula High School seniors to remain in Mississippi fol lowing the completion of their j formal education at impres sive graduation exercises las. i Thursday night. Also included in the well - attended commencement pro gram were the valedictory ad dress by Gloria Powell, the salutatory address by Mary Lou Jones, and presentation I of awards and diplomas. The Rev. Roy Raddin of the j Tcinula Baptist Church de livered the invocation, j matcher Walt, a native and present resident of Tchula and | editor of the Greenwood Com ' monwealth^ introduced Mr. Sullivan. Both are distinguish ed young Mississippians. I Principal W. R. Huddleston presented diplomas with re | presentatives of various civic organizations present ing awards to outstanding students. Top award winners were Sam Hutton, Jr., who receiv ed the P. T. A., BPW Club and Farm Bureau awards and Mary Lou Jones, whc won the BPW Club and Farm Bureau awards. Others cited were Bettj pal N. C. Hathorn who also wished the graduates a suc cessful future. The benediction was by the Rev. H. C. Ellis. LOCAL CUB SCOUTS TRAVEL ON FRIDAY Cub Scout Troop 64 went on a camping trip last Friday under the direction of Scout master Pete Stanley. They arrived at their desti nation at six o’clock and made camp and played games be fore eating supper. The next morning thfey cooked eggs, bacon, and toast before mar ching home. Sue Killebrew, American Le gion Award; Shirley Shelton, PTA Award; Chester Baker, Farm Bureau Awa^d; and Billie Faye Knox, Crisco Home Economics Award. Members of the Tchula School Board, who were spe cial guests for the program, were praised by Mr. Huddle ston. i PROCLAIMS LEXINGTON Jr.? Jim Green, Mike Coth ran, Dallid Garrison, Andy Holder, Clay Self, Jr., Barry Meek, Charles Rutledge, James Weems, and Danny Malone. The minor league roster in cludes Eddie Fuller, David Grantham, William Pepper, Andrew King, Bill Wigley, Henry Fonville, Hardy Mit chell, George Rodgers, Blill Rodgers, Jr., Harold Thom as? Jr., Billy Farmer, Jim Patton, Malcolm Phillips, Jr., Tommy Lee Rinicker, and ’ Billy Stephenson. . . • _: LEXINGTON LBL TEAM Members of the Lexington Little Boys League Baseball team include: (left to right) - front row, Danny Malone, Bar ry Meek, David Garrison, Andy Holder, and Mike Cothran. Second row, Jimmy \Y ms, Bill Rutledge, Calvin Green, Reuben Netherland, and Lou Garrison. Back row, Murray Fincher, Joe Moore, Bill Rosamond, Bob Kimbrough, and Wayne Rodgers, coach. Not pictured is Clay Self. Staff photo. Steel Plant Installing Equipment In Lexington New Industry Will Manufacture Kiln Cars, Ceramics Products Lexington has obtained a new industry follow ing success ful negotiations between city officials and Ridgeland Steel Company. The new industry, wmcn will hire between eight and ten persons initially, is to be located in the old National Guard Armory Building which presently houses the Fire Department and is the former home of a tool mach ine manufacturing firm. Ridgeland will produce steel kiln cars and fabricated metal for use in the cera mics industry. Ed Cook, who will be pro duction manager for the com pany, began moving light equipment into the building Monday. He said that hea vier machines would be set up later this week. Local labor wdll be used to fill the opening jobs at the plant, which is said to have “good expansion potential.” Local Minister Receives Degree Rev. David Skinner, pastor of the Beulah Baptist Church, graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Friday, May 18. Rev. Skinner graduated writh a Bachelor of Difinity degree with Greek and Hey rew. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Skinner of Lexing ton and is married to the for mer Louise Gregory of Myrt le. Rev. and Mrs. Skinner have one child, a six month old daughter, named Tamara Joy. Men's Garden Club Completes Another Durant Project C. H. Blanton, Sr. and J. P. Durham, both officers in the Durant Men’s Garden Club, have just comple/d working, watering, and fertilizing every Lythium Morden Gleam Plant in front of all residences on North and South Jackson Streets as part of the club’s latest project. The plants were paid for by the club and planted by the beautification engineer, Wil deridge Odom. All members of the club have been u^ged to attend the next meeting of the club Friday night at 7:30 o’clock. Election Unit Lists Workers Election officials for the June 5 Democratic Primary to select a representative in the new second congressional district were announced by the Holmes County Democra tic Executive Committee this week. They are as follows: LEXINGTON - Mrs. Tom Shepherd, R. O., Mrs. Thelma Sharp, Mrs. Joe H. Moore, Mrs. Walter Hooker, W. H. Scott, and S. L. White, P. O'. ACONA - J. D. Williams, R. 0., K. F. Downer, Mrs. J. R. Booth, Mrs. Boswell Peacock, Mrs. K. F. Downer, and J. R. Booth, P. O. DURANT . Mrs. C. M. Ray, (Continued on page 4) Funeral Services For Mrs. Eades Held On Tuesday Funeral services for Rebec* ca Mae Eades of Cruger were held at the Emory Methodist Church Tuesday with the Rev. Claude Fleming officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Southern Fu neral Home in charge of ar rangements. Mrs. Eades, 77, died Mon day at the Holmes County Community Hospital of a heart concjitiafn following a brief illness. She is survived by a son, Jerry Eades of Cruger; a daughter, Lorena Johnson of Cruger; a brother, B. D. Mel ton of Emory; three sisters, Mrs. Clifton Downer of Lex ington; Mrs. H. M. Vandiver of Cruger, and Mrs. G. G. Griffin of Cruger; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Born at Emory. May 6. 1885, she was a member of the Emory Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Marvin Johnson, Donald G. Griffin, Estes Hill, Roscoe Johnson. Edward Mathias, Robert K. O’Reilly, Tilton Wixon, and VV. B. Farmer. COMPLETE WORK The two oldest members of the Durant Men’s Garden Club, C. H. Blanton, Sr., club treasurer, and J. P. Durham, club finance chairman, complete beautifica tion work which the club is presently doing on North and South Jackson Street. Staff photo.