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P. 0. BOX 571 \ JACKSOH 5. HISS* - \ j MoLiei County HERALD ——-The Newspapet Boosting Holnos County VOL. 4. NO. 19 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1962___5c PER ISSUE LOCAL BELLES i SEEK TITLE SAT. NIGHT Plans are near completion for tne selection of a nexmg ton “Miss Hospitality” and her junior oouj iterpart lor 1962 in a special program scheduled for Saturday night at the W. B. Kenna Audito rium. So far, 12 young ladies are in the running for the senior title and 36 are trying for “Little Miss Hospitality.’’ Admission to what promises to be a colorful event will be fifty cents for adults and twenty - five cents for stu dents. Miss Rush Enters “Miss Hospitality” contest ants include Margaret Rush, Sara Edna Bailey, Marilyn Fincher, Joyce Faye King, Sy bil Jeanette Truitt, Annette Cothran, Barabara Cleveland, Martha Brooks Parker, Rose Gnemi, Betty Miles, Dona Kaye Pierce, and Mary Thur mond. Contestants for “Little Miss Hospitality” are Melody Mc Lellan, Paula Ann Jordan, Mary ’Martha Williams, Viv ian Lee Stephens, Karen Ben nett, Jo Ann Byrd, Julia Car son, Linda Brown, Diane Da vis, Priscilla Young, Sara Vir ginia Parrish, Diane Dunn, Mary Virginia Watson, Beth Eubanks, Lee Ann Frizell, Mary Grisham, and Helen Theresa Haffey. Others Listed Others include Rachel Hughes, Elaine Humphrey, Jennifer Johnson, Debbie Mul lendore, Kathy Netherland, Patty White, Madelyn Frost, Ann Elizabeth Henley, Ade lia Ann White, Candy Ware, Kathy Rodgers, Lee Ann Schneller, Karen Sinclair, Ka thy Sinclair, Carol Hocutt, Debbie Wigley, Alice Kathy Zemp, Rosetta Saxton, and Cindy Wigley. Contestants are asked to be at the auditorium by seven o'clock. Out - of - town judges will choose the winner and alter nates. The contest is under the dir ection of tlfe Chamber of Commerce’s Hospitality Com mittee. Overnight Guest Mr. James Hooker of Vicks burg spent Sunday night in the home of Mrs. M. M. Reed. ROTARIANS HEAR WHSTTEN Rep. Jamie Whitten of Charleston spoke to the Durant Rotary Club at tnc i~gu lar Friday meeting last week. Left to right are Rep. Whitten, Edgar Howell, Foster McCullar, and Dr. C. E. Pat ton. Mr. Howell and Mr. McCullar serv ed as program chairmen while Dr. Pat ton is Rep. Whitten’s campaign mana ger. Staff photo. Whitten Talks To Audiences In Holmes County Rep. Jamie Whitten empha sized the importance of his committee assignments and his conservative political viewpoint in speeches Satur day at the Court House in Lexington and on Main Street in Tchula. Rep. Whitten, introduced by William Moses in Lexington, denied charges by his oppo nent that he (Whitten) had made phone calls to Texas in volving himself in the Billy Sol Estes Scandal. “I am exceedingly sorry to see this campaign gravitate to its present level,” he said. He pointed out that he be lieved in Mississippi and thought that the remainder of tne nation was coming around to our viewpoint. He urged voters to line themselves up with someone who believed as they did. “If you want someone who will go along with the administra tion then don’t vote for me.” Rep. Whitten spoke at the Durant Rotary Club Friday and visited in West and Pick ens, also. HEALTH CENTER SCHEDULES EXAM A pre-school medical examination will be held at the Tchula Health Cen ter on Thursday, June 7 at 1:30 p. m. for white children who will enter school for the' first time in September. Parents are urged to bring their children. Local Jaycettes Slate Election The Lexington Jaycettes will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 5, at the Jay cee Hall at 7:30 P. M. for the purpose of electing 1962 of ficers. Mrs. Dorothy Willoughby, outgoing president, urges all members to be present at this time. Local Minister Discusses Reds At Rotary Meet The Rev. Fred Fowler pre sented a talk on Communism n conjunction with a state wide Anti-Communist Day program at the regular meet ing of the Lexington Rotary Club Tuesday. Rev. Fowler stressed the ideology of Communism, pointing out that what was true for the Communist was that which would advance his Dwn interests. He also noted the intensity Df disagreement between Christianity and Communism. Program Chairman Wilburn Hooker introduced the spea ker. DURANT LBL TIGERS Members of the Durant Little Boys Baseball League Tigers team include: (left to right) - front row, Paul Hegg, Ed Hathcock, Johnny Pritchard. Second Row - George White, Nicky Johnson, Billy Brooks, and Mike Hathcock. Back Row - Macky McLellan, Jimmy Lee McBride, Bussey McNeer; Jimmy Cary; and Jimmy Summerhill. Not pictured are Smitty Smith, and Art Land. Ar thur Land is coach of the thus far un defeated team. Staff photo by Sonny Pritchard. AT LHS Seniors Presented Diplomas A large crowd of parents, friends and other interested persons were present Friday night at the W. B. Kenna Auditorium for 1962 Lexing ton High commencement ex ercises. Highlighting the program were addresses by students and presentation of awards in recognition of outstanding achievemtn in addition to the achievement in addition to the mas to 30 seniors. In the Valedictory Address, Don Downer advised seniors to “review their school life” and now begin to plot a cour se for the future. As Salutatorian, Judy Fite told graduates that commen cement was a beginning in stead of an ending and the} would need “courage, honest} and imagination” in the days to come. Oscar Wynne, president oj the senior class, delivered the welcoming address. The Processional, Priests March “Athalia,” was playec by Gwenda Hammett and Ar lene Pepper. Delivers Invocation The Invocation, was deliver ed by the Rev. Fred Fowlei and the. Benediction by the Rev. Reynolds Cheney. Highlighting the presenta tion of awards, made by Prin cipal W. F. Schneller, was a new $250 scholarship given by D. C. Lundy to the senior who excelled in 4-H Club work. The award went to Dona Kaye Pierce. Malcolm Phillips was re cognized as out - going presi dent of the Lexington School Board. A complete list of award winners follows: Robert Kimbrough Award American Government and Economics^ Betsy Harper Hen rich (94.5 average), $5; Ame rican History, Don Barnett (Continued on page 5) Congressional Showdown Scheduled For Tuesday Amendment To Constitution Set To Face Holmes Voters 11olines County voters w ill cast two separate ballots next Tuesday, listing their choice for congressional representa tive and approving or rejecting a proposed amendment to rhe stare's constitution. The congressional race, matching incumbent repre sentatives Jamie Whitten of Charleston and Frank Smith of Greenwood, has been both heated and unique. It has been highlighted by frequent accusations and un usually large expenditures of campaign funds. The amendment, which would allow the Sheriff in each county to succeed him self, will be decided by voters throughout the entire state. In addition, the bill would separate the offices of Sheriff and Tax Collector, but gives the legislature authority to combine the offices in any county and fix the amount of compensation. Even though two different ballots must be marked, the same voting places and offi cials will be employed. Polls will open at the re gular times. EAST SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH RE-OPENED The East Side Baptist Church of Lexington has been re-opened and the Rev. Bill Bridges of Louise, Miss has been called as pastor of the church. Everyone is invited to at tend Sunday School at 10 and services at 11 each Sunday morning. Night services at the church begin at 7:30. They hope to have B. T. U. in the near future. ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YiUR CHOICE ON SUNDAY State President Of Clerical Workers To Attend Meeting The Mississippi DPW Cle rical Conference of which Mrs. Joy Brooks of Lexington is president will hold their annual conference June 6, 7, and 8, at the Buena Vista Ho tel in Biloxi. The conference theme is “You - the Golden Keys.” Keynote speaker will be Mrs. Jessie Littleton, Field Staff Director of Public Welfare. Dr. Ben Scarborough, Mini ster of Music of the First Baptist Church of Kosciusko will be guest entertainer. Other program participants will be Miss Christine Drake, University of Mississippi, Ma jor E. A. Hiller of the V. A. Hospital at Biloxi and Sara R. Caldwell, Director of Spe cial Services, State Depart ment of Public Welfare. Other present officers in clude Mrs. Louise Kelly, Lee County Vice - President; Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Panola Coun ty, Secretary; and Mrs. Fran ces Reno, State Office, Trea surer. Officers for the com |ing year will be elected. Holmes County Loses Beloved, ProminentCitizen Holmes County lost one of its prominent and beloved citi tizens in the death of William Reedy Ellis, Sr. who died Wed nesday morning at the Hol mes County Community Hos pital. The life of Mr. Ellis is a story of inspiring success for his many contributions to toe business, civic and re ligious undertakings of the community and county. Services were held at the First Baptist Church Thurs day afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. P. D. Bragg, the Rev. Crawford Ray and Dr. J. E, Stephens officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Southern Fune ral Home in charge. Mr. Ellis, a prominent ban ker? civic and religious lead er, was born at Goodman, February 20, 1886, the son of the late Rev. J. T. Ellis and Mary Hosea Ellis, early re sidents and prominent contri butors to the church activities and affiliations of the county. He moved to Lexington with his family in 1930. His wife, Mrs. Mellie Doty Ellis^ pre ceded him in death June 5, 1960. As president of the Holmes County Bank and Trust Com pany for 23 years, the institu tion became one of the out standing banks in the state. He retired from this position in January 1956 and at that time was named Chairman of the Board of Directors. He served four years as a mem ber of the Executive Com mittee of the Mississippi Bankers Association, was group president of the bankers of his district for a year and rendered service on many committees of this Associa tion at various times. He took an active part in the educational department and development of Holmes County, serving four years on the County School Board and for 15 years was cnair man of the Board of Trustees of the Holmes Junior College. It was largely through his efforts a number of years ’ ago, that a bond issue was (Continued on back page; GAIN FHA LOAN Representatives of the Federal Home Administration confer with members of the Tackett Creek Drainage District concerning a $25,000 loan which has been granted to the District. Members of the Board of Commissioners include: (left to right) - seated, C. V. Maxwell; F. W. McKay, president; and George D. Wynne, all of Pickens. Standing are Parham Williams, Jr.; and Pat Barrett, attorneys for the Board of Commission ers; W. H. Strider, F. H. A. Administra tor; and A. F. Carroll of the Soil Con servation Service, all of Lexington. The funds will be used for administrative purposes.