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Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, May 24, 1962, SECOND SECTION, Image 10

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Hue fPlfi South
By Eve L. Bnrwell
Ebeiiezer, Miss,
Tragic But Unconquered
South —
We Have beein told that
the best of character builders
is adversity which is doing
its slow', hard, painful busi
ness in the state, it is plain
to see that the South does not
want either advice or inter
vention from the rest of the
There are thousands of
Southerners today of the
same heart who have in mind,
the old unhappy, far off
things of human slavery, of
civil war5 gallant defeat, po
verty, intolerable conditions
of reconstruction, decades of
misery and misunderstanding,
and recurrent outburst^ of
interracial trouble.
Tragedy, which is far from
be'ing anything new to tflie
South, has always brought
iorth her essential nobility of
mind and spirit. Today this
quality snows in the Southern
people’s determination to
fight their own battles and
it is to be hoped? that we win
through to dignity and inde
pendence at last.
^Mississippi puts up a good
fight for internal improve
ments. This goes on with very
Mitie notice and no praise
whatever from the outside,
it is true that cotton is still
king, rating as the number
one production of the state,
but the throne is shaky and
tJhe long reign is doomed.
However, the state still holds
third place, Texas and Cali
fornia produce more.
Bitterness creeps in when
the subject of cotton comes
up over the cotton crops of
all the foreign countries where
the State Department has
guided American technical
aid, uhtoil the faitners at
home are terribly hurt by the
It doesn’t make any sense
to the people to hear that “de
mocracy" is being implanted
abroad at the double cost of
high taxes and low market
so that foreigners won’t get
“mad at us." as one State
Department official recently
told an important Southern
leader in these parts.
We are glad to say? there
are other money crops in Mis
sissippi, second among them
are forest products and big
iumber using industries.
Thousands of cut over acres
are being replanted in pine
trees. And there are also pri
vate tree farms in the state.
Another money crop in the
southern part of the state is
the Tung Tree and its oil
bearing nut^ an enterprise in
which Mississippi leads the
nation. The tung tree is an
original product of China,
was brought experimentally
to Florida in 1902.
Pearl River County was at
one time listed at the bot
tom, but the tung crop today
puts Pearl River second to
the top of file same list, which
is very good. This tiny cor
ner of the Union has planted
a new crop on the cut over
ruins of an old one. Its a
tale that tells a lot about
the tragic but unconquered
Miss Hospitality
Contest Dates
Set In Durant
The 19G2 Durant “Miss
Hospitality” Contest attract
ing the belles of Durant is
getting underway. This con
test started back in 1949 and
is sponsored each year by the
Travel Department of the
Mississippi Agricultural and
Industrial Board and w’as ori
ginated as the answer to the
search each year for a “Good
Will Ambassador,” to repre
sent thg state at travel shows
and other events throughout
the country. Mississippi’s
nickname is “The Hospitality
State” and Durant will share
in this program which has
meant so much and created
so much interest throughout
the country. June is the Hos
pitality month and the Durant
Queens will be on hand to
make Durant a most hospit
able City.
Any business^ organization,
club, or person may sponsor
an entry in the contest. The
entrance fee is five dollars
($5.00) and the rules for en
tering a contestant may be
picked up at the city hall, or
by contacting the Chairman
of the program, Mrs. Margie
McNeer, or the Club Presi
dent, Mrs. Lucille Truitt. The
deadline for entering a girl
for the Miss Hospitality is
May 24th. If there is any one
that would like to enter a
contestant and has not been
contacted please get in con
tact with the above named
people. Durant has many
pretty and talented young la
dies and we would certainly
like to have as many as pos
sible to enter the contest.
There will be parties^ teas
and other entertainments for
the young misses.
This is an opportunity for
you to show your favorite
girl off, please do not miss it
The Durant Business and Pro
fessional Women’s Club spon
sored the contest last year
when Miss Sharron Daniel did
the Club and the City proud
by representing Durant in the
State contest at Biloxi. This
is the second year the BPW
Club has undertaken this pro
ject and the club is anticipat
ing a most successful oontest.
The Hospitality Booth will
open on Monday, June 4th and
will be under the direction
of the clujb members with
Mrs. Margie McNeer as
Mrs. Margie McNeer, Chair
man of the Public Affairs
Committee announces a very
interesting program for the
Durant Business and Profes
sional Women when they
' meet at the Hotel Coffee Shop
for a dinner meeting on May
24th. Mrs. McNeer and her
committee co-workers, Mrs.
Elba Humphries, Mrs. Tola
| Jean Lewis and Mrs. Lovie
Glenn have secured a very
' interesting topic for discus
sion. Mr. Gerald Bishop of M
P and L^ Jackson, Miss., will
speak on the subject, “Priva
te Enterprise in our American
j Economic System.”
I Hostesses for the evening
I are, Mrs. Mable Norwood,
Mrs. Jessie Lewis, and Mrs.
Artie Johnson.
The Woman’s Reading Club
The Woman’s Reading Club
of Goodman met in the home
of Mrs. C. A. Hansen on
Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
A. A. Derrick, Sr., co-hostess.
At this closing meeting of
the club year, the new officers
for 1962-64 were installed.
Mrs. A. A. Derrick, Jr. of
Durant, immediate past dist
rict president, served as in
ctalling officer.
Mrs. Billie Montague is the
new president. Serving with
her are Mrs. E. B. Parker,
first vice president, Mrs.
I* rank B. Branch, second vice
president, Miss Margaret
Brumby, secretary, and Mrs.
J. J. Browning, treasurer.
Mrs. Jack Brumby, retiring
president, was presented a
beautiful bowl by the club
members and a lovely gift
was also presented to Mrs.
stalling officer.
During the business session,
Mrs. E. B. Parker, chairman
of the Cancer Drive, which
was sponsored by the club
made her report. Exceeding
the Goodman quota set by
the county chairman, she re
ported collection of almost
$200. Other members of the
committee were Mrs. D. j
Forde, Mrs. S. L. Bobo, Mrs.
T. A. Ousley, and Miss Emma
A delicious salad plate was
served by the hostesses.
W. P. Zemp won a free case
of Dial Soap presented by
Berman Brokerage Co. as a
result of guessing the correct
number of bars in a float
display during the “Clean-Up
Paint-Up, Fix-Up,” Parade
Friday, May 11. He guessed
142 while the correct answer
was 135.
Adene O’Reilly guessed 144
and Bill Schneller 147 and
each receive*! six bars of
soap for their near correct
for those who love £
the traditional ?
t* w
For generations, the name
"1847 ROGERS BROS” has meant
, rich, beautiful silverplate.
Today, it also means rich,
beautiful stainless steel
...in three exquisite
patterns that add >
1 new dimension to '
the carefree beauly
of stainless.
•.. for those who love
modem design,
Symmetry and Fire Song
50-pc. set Q95
to serve 8 w gift boxed
a product of The international Silver Company j
Durant Miss.
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Members of the Lions Club last week
were working overtime in an effort to
complete their new swimming pool in
time for the scheduled early June open
ing. Working at night were: (left to
right) - C. H. Blanton, Jr., Joe Cooper,
and Buddy Bley. In background is Hugh
Carl McLellan. Approximately $1,500 is
needed to complete financial obligations
on the project.
Staff photo by Sonny Pritchard.
Under and by virtue of the
provisions o fthat certain deed
of trust executed by Clara L.
Jackson to me as Trustee on
August 22, 1901, and recorded
in Book 124 at page 360 of the
records of Mortgages and
Deeds of Trust on Land in
the office of the Clerk of the
Chancery Court of Holmes
County, Mississippi, to secure
an indebtedness described
therein, default having been
made in the payment of said
indebtedness, and having been
requested by the holder so to
do, I, G. H. McMorrough,
Trustee, hereby give notice
that I will, on Monday, the
18th day of June, 1962,' ’offer
for sale and sell at public out
cry to the highest bidder for
cash at the South front door
of the Court House of Holmes
County, Mississippi,, at Lex
ington, Mississippi, within leg
al hours, the following de
scribed property situated in
in the City of Durant, Holmes
County, Mississippi, to-wit:
55 feet evenly off the West
side of Lot 139 in the City of
Durant, said Holmes County,
Mississippi, according to the
official map of the said City
on file and of record in the
office of the Chancery Court
of said County, and in the of
fice of the Mayor of the said
Title to the above describ
ed property is believed to be
good, but I will convey only
such title as is vested in me
as Trustee.
G. H. McMorrough,
May 24, 31, June 7, 14.
... and here's the kind of "results" Frank Smith's opponent
has been able to accomplish!
Representative Frank E. Smith has compiled a greater record of results in
12 years of legislative service than his opponent in 20 years.
When the chips are down, headlines like this reproduced here tell both sides
of the story. Frank Smith’s opponent just hasn’t been able to produce!
The fact is that Mr. Whitten has never passed a single program for agriculture,
nor had his name attached to a farm program bill that became law.
The only thing he can claim is the passage of the routine annual agricultural
appropriations bill — and this is mandatory — it would pass routinely If
Mr. Whitten were not even there!
fCotton Allotments 1 j
lean Be Changed j
* To Higher Ground I
a I House A g r iculture Committee I
I_I m 1 Tuesday approved emergency att . 1
M j thority to permit I
% Ifer 1962 cotton allotments from I
^ . % 1 flooded-out farms to higher I
On the other hand, Frank E. Smith has a long and envious record of useful results. 1 I ground. ^ ^ Kep I
He has authored, sponsored, and supported dozens of bills of vital Importance to Ljfi smith,’ O-Miss., will con- I
the nation’s agriculture in general and to Mississippi’s farmers in particular. C |““en^tecf ifst^ea^to^iTISm* j
Aiers harassed by floods. li
The newspaper clipping reproduced at right, tells a typical story. The chips were V Smith ■MtfgjUjJj* *JrCn£>ssibie I
down. Mississippi’s farmers were about to suffer from the loss of allotted cotton 11 flooding along the Mississippi! 1
acreage this spring when it became apparent that many acres would be under water. Jr\Z?L «Sjs wy^ch now goes to the • 1
J I House floor, would permit farm-j 1
JF I ers to transfer their allotments ■ I
A bill introduced by Frank Smith set a new record for speed In passage for this \ in areas where a ! 1
session of Congress. The bill allowed Mississippi’s farmers to swap flooded acres for 5 [planted ^replanted in time be j I
higher ground so they could plant cotton on aii the acreage allotted. In record time^, lca^se of na^ral between I {
this bill was signed into law. C I farms same or adjoining • 1
7 Tp^o 40,000 acres
This is but one example. There are dozens of others. The bill referred to above was % [were transferred under tnej?ro^
the 93rd bill Frank Smith either authored or co-sponsored which readily shows that of ? |gram
the two men, he has the most effective voice in Congress. r ftf* ^ ^
This bill passed both Houses and was signed by the President on April 27th. Fastest action on any bill so far during the 87th Congress! '
Submitted to and approved by J. P. Lundy

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