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VZPI. 0? A?, ^y>*l yy» P. 0. BO.' ■ 1) XU -'■’.csso:, ; . V ouned ■-The Newspapet Boosting Holms County VOL. 4, NO, 28_(_hEXINGTQN, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1962_____5c PER ISSUER Dr. McCain Pleads For School Funds Dr. D. W. McCain, president of the University of South ern Mississippi, pleaded for greater financial support for the state’s institutions of higher learning during an address at the Lexington Rotary Club Tuesday. mscussing mgner eauuauun in the state generally, the distinguished educator cited the present enrollment of more than 5,000 at USM as an example of the tremendous growth in the number of col lege students. “The school would probab ly have had 7,000 students but we have had to turn many away in the past few years," he said. Educational costs have jumped greatly in recent years due to great advances in the field of knowledge he pointed out. “Even though there will be more than 64,000 students in Mississippi seeking a higher education by 1969-70, our ideal is to give everyone an opportunity to attain that education," Dr. McCain said. “We have historically neg lected education In Missis sippi, but we are now making great steps forward,” he concluded. - - 1 Carl Rodgers, Sr. Is JP Candidate Carl Rodgers, Sr. of Lex ington, has announced his candidacy for Justice of the Peace of Beat One, in Holmes County. The unexpired term of the office was left open by the death of the late B. R. Ham mett. Mr. Rodgers announcement appears elsewhere in this week’s Herald, and he said that further announcements will be forthcoming in the near future. Coxburg Methodist Bible School Starts Monday Coxburg Methodist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School beginning Monday with the final session sche duled for the following Fri day. Teachers will be Mrs. Lula Edwards and Mrs. Bertha Netherland, Primary; Mrs. Elnora Wallis and Mrs. Ade le McGinty, Intermediate; and Mrs. Stanley Adams and Mrs. H. T. Abernathy, young people. The hours will be two-four p. m. each day. ur. ivicv/am was muuuui-cu by program chairman Alton Carroll. Funeral Services For Mrs. Nixon Held In Tchula Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Harding Nixon, well known life-long resident of Holmes County, were held at the Tchula Methodist Church Saturday afternoon with the Rev. J. H. Holder assisted by the Rev. J. C. Watson of ficiating. Mrs. Nixon died Friday morning following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her hus band, O. W. Nixon, a Tchula planter. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Nixon was a member of the Tchula Methodist Church. Pallbearers were John Ed gar Hayes, Courtney Perry, J. C. Allen, J. E. Cunningham, Gilliam Gwin, Eugene Shep herd, Ralph Ray, and Ken nth D. Parish. Ray Johnson Is Top Agent Ray E. Johnson, Farm Bu reau insurance agent in Hol mes County, is a winner of an expense - paid trip to the All Star Agent’s Conference at the Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi August 12 - 15. W. H. Pickens, State Sales Manager, announces that Ray E. Johnson wrote more than the assigned quota for life in surance sales during the three month period to qualify for the trip. Agents and their wives will be guests of. the Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company for the vacation - business meeting at Biloxi. Agents from seven states will attend. Twenty - three Mississippi agents earn ed the trip. Ray has successfully com pleted all assignments and ex aminations for the first year of the Life Underwriter train ing Council Course, and thereby increased his Profi ciency in Life Underwriting. INVITE PUBLIC J. A. Thornton (left) and Clay Gunn prepare for Open House this weekend at Southern Funeral Home of Durant. FIRST COTTON Walter Sullivan, Jr., son of County Agent W. R. Sulli van of Lexington, proudly displays cotton bolls which are apparently the first in Holmes County this year. Theyoung ster has about 20 acres of cotton two miles east of Lexing ton. The bolls were spotted Tuesday. Staff photo. ANTHRAX STILL CLAIMING CATTLE IN HOLMES AREA By George P. Mullendoro, Associate County Agent Cattlemen throughout the county are still losing animals to anthrax. Along the East side of Holmes County there have been cases of anthrax and malignant edema. All cattle owners are advised to vaccinate immediately for these two diseases. If you or your neighbor should lose an animal, call Dr. Brewer (970) or our of fice (47) to have some tissue taken for lab diagnosis. . Managing Cattle Herd “Management makes the difference." Yes, grass, good bulls, good wintering and im proved cow herds are import ant to profit in the cattle business, but MANAGEMENT is essential. Castrating with a knife, de horning, controlling insects and parasites, vaccinating against Bangs and Blackleg is a must if we are to sell quality feeder cattle. A good vaccination program with a record of each animal vacci nated is recommended. Don’t forget the Mississippi Market Hog Show and Sale to be held at the State Fair Grounds August 21 and 22. If you want to take some of your animals, contact our office for entry forms. There will be a Mississippi Test Station Boar Sale at Mississippi State University on August 29th. If you are interested in buying proved boar attend this sale. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Don’t forget to attend the Farm Bureau Annual Meet ing to be held at Holmes Southern Funeral Sets Open House This Weekend Southern Funeral Home of Durant has invited the public to an Open House Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 107 W. Madison Street. Hours for the Open House are two-five o’clock each afternoon. During the past seven weeks the funeral home has been renovated^ remodeled, and en larged and the public is in vited to inspect +1ie modern facilities according to J. A. Thornton, owner and operator of the establishment. See announcement details on page six. Coutity Park on Thursday, August 9th • Brief the en tire family. Tuesday, August 7th, there will a Coastal Bermuda Grass Field Day at Pritchard Brothers Farm at Inverness. This meeting should be a very interesting and informative one on Coastal Bermuda. Anyone interested in attend ing can call our office for a ride. Durant Student Named To Dean's List A Holmes County resident, Diane Elaine Wells of Durant, has been named to the Dean’s List of students maintaining scholastic averages of B or above during the second se mester of the regular session at Millsaps College, according to Registrar Paul Hardin. Two hundred nineteen stud ents were named to the Dean’s List, with thirteen maintaining 3.00 or A averag es for the semester. Scholastic achievement is only one requirement for in clusion on the Dean’s List. Other conditions are the student must not carry less than 12 academic hours, have no grade lower than a D? and be a good citizen of the’ col lege community. Holmes Farm Bureau Meets Next Thursday Dr. D. W.Colvard Addresses Meet At Holmes Park Dr. D. W. Colvard, presi dent of Mississippi State Uni versity, will be featured spea ker at the annual Holmes County Farm Bureau meeting and barbecue at Holmes County Park Thursday, Aug ust 9. There will be varied enter tainment for those attending beginning at four o’clock that afternoon. A short business session is to follow. Following Dr. Colvard’s ad dress at 4:45 o’clock, barbe cued chicken will be served to the 634 Farm Bureau families and their out - of - town guests. ASCS Office Releases Price Support Rate Prices for 1962 - crop soy beans will be supported at $2.24 per bushel for soybeans grading No. 2 and containing from 13.8 to 14.0 percent mois ture? Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee, announc ed today. The schedule of premiums and discounts .for the 1962 program is the same as for 1961. In order to meet minimum eligibility requirements, soy beans must grade No. 4 or better and must contain not more than 14 percent mois ture. The chairman reminded growers that, to be eligible for support under the 1962 operation, soybeans must be produced in 1962 and the pro ducer in 1962 must maintain his 1959 - 60 average acreage of conserving and idle land On the farm. This same re quirement was in effect for the 1961 - crop soybean pro gram. As in the past, price sup port will be carried out throu gh farm - and warehouse - storjaffe loan and p/urcjiase agreements, which will be available from harvest thoru gh January 31, 1963. The maturity date for loans will be May 31, 1963. Further information about the 1962 - crop soybean price support program may be ob tained from the ASCS county office. Vacation On Coast Mr. and Mrs. Tom Riley and son, Mark, enjoyed a weekend on the Mississippi Coast. Supplemental irrigation demonstrations conducted by the Illinois Central Railroad Agricultural Department prove beneficial and profitable during drought periods not only to truck crops but field crops and pastures as well. Billy F. Ogletree Lexington Rotary Set To Host District Officer Billy Ogletree of Ellisville, Mississippi, Governor of Dist rict 682 of Rotary Internation al, arrives in Lexington next Tuesday to visit the local Ro tary Club, one of 40 in this district. In addition to addressing the Lexington Rotarians at their meeting he will confer with Walter Sullivan, president of the local club and other club officers, on Rotary admini strative matters and service activities. Heads State Club Mr. Ogletree is Dean of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville and is a member and past president of the Ro tary Club of Ellisville. He was elected District Governor for 1962 - 63 at Rotary’s 53rd annual convention, at Los An geles, California, last June. He is one of 271 district go vernors, responsible for su pervising •fhe activities of more than 11,200 Rotary clubs with a total membership of 524^000 Rotarians in 128 coun tries around the globe. “He is coming here as a counselor and adviser,” Mr. Sullivan said. “He has broad experience in Rotary and is qualified to assist club officers in solving whatever problems they may have and in organiz ing an effective program for achieving Rotary goals in community betterment, rais ing the standards of busines ses and professions and in furthering international un derstanding.” Supervises Clubs One responsibility of a Ro tary District Governor is to supervise the organization of new clubs in his area. Last year more than 300 new Ro tary clubs were formed in 48 countries, with clubs being organized for the first time in the Bahamas, Haiti, NewT Caledonia and Zanzibar. As a Rotary Governor, Mr. Ogletree is serving on a glob al team headed by Nitish C. Laharry, of Calcutta, India, president of Rotary Interna tional. Rev. Skinner To Leave County Rev. David Skinner has ac cepted the pastorate of the Roseland Baptist Church in Roseland, La. and will take over his duties as pastor there Sunday, August 12. The Rev. Skinner, who graduated from the New Or leans Baptist Theological Seminary this past June, has served as pastor of Beulah Baptist Church for the past five years. Local Committee Meets To Discuss Beauty Pageant Members of the committee in charge of arrangements for the “Holmes County Farm Bureau” pageant scheduled August 30, met last Wednes day in Lexington to name community chairmen throu ghout the county. The committee, composed of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shel ton of Tchula, Mrs. Lute Elli son of Lexington, and Mrs. W. E. Hearn of Coxburg, al so announced rules for this year’s contest which differ somewhat from those in the past. Also included on the pro gram will be a talk meet, dress revue, and talent con test. Respective winners will go to the District contests to be held in the early fall. The variation and replace ment of the former king and queen contest is the biggest change in contests for 1962. The new “Miss Mississippi Farm Bureau” contest is the product of this evolution - a beautiful young Mississippi maid that personifies the fin est ideals, charm and beauty of southern womanhood. A $500 scholarship to the college of her choice in Mis sissippi will be awarded the 1962 winner, while district winners each will receive $100 Savings Bonds. Rules for the contest are is follows: 1. The contestant must oe a member of a Farm Bureau family with a current mem bership. 2. She must be unmarried between the ages of 18 and 25. 3. She must be in good heal th and at least five feet, two inches tall. 4. She must be willing to make occasional trips, travel ing with a chaperone, and must agree to travel by air on commercial airlines if the occasion arises. 5. She must give a five min ute talent act. 6. She must make a five minute talk on Farm Bureau and its activities. 7. No previous winners of the statewide queen contest may enter. 8. The contestant must not be a member of the family of any member of the MFBF. DeLoach Services Held Monday At McAdams Funeral services for James Alexander DeLoach, age 73, of McAdams wTere held Mon day from the Baptist Church in McAdams at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Joe Blackman, pas tor of the McAdams Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Coleman Cemetery in McAdams. Mr. DeLoach was born on March 8, 1887 in Holmes County near Lexington. He was a retired saw filer and farmer. After a lengthy illness, Mr. DeLloach died Sunday at the Montfort Jones Hospital in Kosciusko. Survivors are his wife; Mrs. Eva Perkins DeLoach; two daughters, Mrs. E. K. Seck len, Memphis, Tennessee; Miss Mary T. DeLoach, Mc Adams; one brother, B. B. DeLoach, Moorhead; and one grandson.