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u f s? . :p a i nc '/ ^J^TolmeS y^ountu, [J Lt lx §\ Li _—--- The NmpQpef Boosting Holms County --- V°L. 4> N'Q- 35 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1962 - ” 10c PER ISSUE voters To Name JP In Special Election \ oters in Beat 1 will cast ballots Tuesday to fill an unex pired term for Justire of the Peace. me uiiee caiitnuai.es seed ing the post are Bob Farmer, Carl Rodgers, Sr.5 and S. L. White. All are from Lexington. The election is to fill the un expired term of the late B. R. Hammett. Holmes County election of ficials are Mrs. A. J. Henrich, J. T. Garland, and J. F. Hugh es. Voting officials for the spe cial election, according to Mrs. Henrich, are as follows: LEXINGTON - Mrs. Tom Shepherd, R. O.; J. Murrell McRae, Mrs. Joe H. Moore, Mrs. Thelma Sharpe, Mrs. Walter Hooker, and Mrs. W. H. Scott, P. O. Pritchard Infant Dies Saturday Little Lisa LaNell Pritchard, age seven months, died Satur day at six o’clock at her home at 204 S. Jackson Street in Durant. Lisa was born Feb. 19 in Holmes County. She was ill most of her short life. Funeral services were held at the Nazanene Church in Durant Monday morning, Sep tember 17 at 10:30 with the Rev. G. D. Garrett and Powell Wyatt officiating. Survivors are her parents; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pritchard; two brothers, Johnny and Danny Pritchard; and two sis ters, Kathy and Teressa Prit chard. Burial was in Mizpah ceme tery with Southern Funeral Home of Durant in charge of arrangements. By I. M. Madde Mr. Madde: What are our college boys coming to? Back when I was going to school it was always customary for new students I to have their hair shaved off. Now I notice that Jimmy Ed wards, a barber of all people, has fenitpned Holmes Junior College and he hasn’t a single curly lock missing. WHAT’S WRONG. Dear What’s Wrong: I suggest you confer with the Holmes Junior football team. Members of the squad look big enough and bad enou gh to handle the problem without much trouble at all. I. M. M. AUUMA - J. L>. Williams, K. O.; K. F. Downer, Mrs. J. R. Boothe, Mrs. K. F. Downer, Mrs. Y. B. Bruce, and J. R. Boothe, P. 0. Tchula Baptist Planning Special Program Sunday A special program will be worship hour in the Tchula First Baptist Church Sunday night at 7:30. The program will consist of a Foreign Mission empha sis with Rev. Ralph Calcote as the speaker. Rev. Calcote has served as a foreign mis sionary to Japan for the past four years. A special feature and climax of the program will be the showing of color slides on the missionary work in Japan. The above program should prove of special interest to the ladies of the Woman’s Missionary Union in the coun ty. Rev. Roy Radddn, church pastor, issues a cordial invita tion and urges the public to attend this special service. Daniel Services Held In Durant Tuesday Morning Funeral Services for Wil liam Gresham Daniel, Sr. were conducted at his home at 202 S. Washington St. in Durant Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.. The Rev. Durrell Makamson and the Rev. R. E. Wasson of ficiated. Mr. Daniel was born Sep tember 27, 1889 at Durant. He was a retired rairoad conduct or of the Illinois Central Rail road, Aberdeen Branch. He was a Baptist, a Mason, and a Shniner. Mr. Daniel died suddenly Sunday, September 16, at the District Two Community Hos pital. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bess Prater Daniel; a son, William G. Daniel, Jr.,; a daughter Lee Sharron Daniel; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Mc Donald and Miss Daisy Mae Daniel; six nieces and two nephews. Pallbearers were Hubert Simmons, Johnnie Vaughn, Dr. A. A. Derrick, Jr., Boyd Moss, Kenneth Van Keuren, and Jack Dickerson. Wreck Causes Tchula Fatality A 35 year old Tchula Negro woman was killed when struck by an auto on Highway 49 in side the corporate limits Sat urday night. Officials identified the dead woman as Martha Moore. Highway patrolman E. C. Albritton investigated. WIDEN HIGHWAY Construction work on widening High way 51 just south of Durant was well underway this week. The wider highway will mean a safer route The project is being sponsored by the city. Staff photo. FOUR HOLMES COUNTY GRID TEAMS TO SEE ACTION THIS WEEKEND Thursday night the Holmes Bulldogs meet the Hinds Fades, while Friday night, Lexington visits YTaiden, Dur ant goes to Kilmichael, and Tchula hosts Glen Allan. See page six tor additional stories. MILT CONSTRUCTION BEGINS Work was well underway this week on an addition to the Mississippi Industrial Land and Timber Corp. plant at Pick ens. The new structure will have a large basement which will be used to house necessary machinery for the plant. The contractor, J. S. Harris Co. of Jackson, expects to finish work in about two months. Staff photo. Staff photo. LEXINGTON DAR PROMOTES CONSTITUTION EMPHASIS Lexington Mayor W. B. Ken na has proclaimed September 17-23 as Constitution Week thereby helping promote an observance being sponsored locally by the Benjamin Hum phreys Chapter of the Daugh ters of the American Revolu tion. “The purpose of the week is to encourage people to stu dy the constitution to see what rights they are guaran teed,” according to Mrs. Joy Brooks, Regent of the local chapter. Principals of both the high school and grammar school will be urged to have teachers stress the importance of an understanding of our basic document, she said. Mayor’s Proclamation Mayor Kenna’s proclama tion follows: WHEREAS, September 17, 1962 is notable in marking the one-hundred seventy-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Con stitutional Convention; and WHEREAS, to accord offi cial recognition to this memo rable anniversary, and to the patriotic exercise which will form a noteworthy feature of this occasion, seems fitting and proper; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Public Law No. 915, the President of the United States has issued a Proclamation de signating September 17-23 as Constitution Week; NOW THEREFORE, I, W. B. Kenna, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Ma yor of the City of Lexington, in the State ofMississippi, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17-23, 1962 as Note Advantages CONSTITUTION WEEK, in the City of Lexington* and urge all citizens to pay special attention during that week to our Federal Constitution and advantages of American citi zenship. (Cont. on page 6) Roxanne Sinclair Dies On Sundoy Roxanne Sinclair, infant daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Sinclair, died in the Hol mes County Community Hos pital about noon Sunday. The infant was bom at 11:13 p. m. Friday night. Graveside services were held at 10:00 Monday morn ing. Rev. Crawford Ray offi ciated1. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of ar rangements. Campbell Funeral Held Thursday A. I. Campbell, retired rail road agent from West and Durant, died in the Illinois Central Railroad Hospital in New Orleans last Thursday af ter a brief illness. Graveside services were held at 4 Thursday in the West Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Ellis of Durant, offi ciating, assisted by the Rev. Paul Hjggason. Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in char ge of arrangements. Mr. Campbell came to West in 1925. He was railroad agent at West until 1951 when he was transferred to Durant. He served as agent there until May of this year when he re tired after 46 years of service. He married the former Ruth Alford in 1929. Mr. Campbell was a veteran of World War One and served thirteen months in France. He was a Legionnaire and a member of 0. R. T. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Campbell of Dur ant. - - We Support Governor (AN EDITORIAL) Gov. Ross R. Barnett last week delivered an historic ulti matum. It is fitting that his stand for constitutional govern ment was made just prior to Constitution Week which is presently being observed throughout the entire nation. Per haps if through the years the citizens of our nation, parti cularly public officials, had taken more time to become fami liar with our basic document, Gov. Barnett’s plea for prin ciple would not have been necessary. The Herald feels Gov. Barnett acted wisely. He is backed by the Constitution. He deserves the support of all the peop le. Phone calls,telegrams, and other “voices of confidence” will encourage his efforts. Our governor has conducted himself as a true statesman. Historians may record his remarks as those which changed the course of a nation heading toward impending disaster. Member Of Pioneer Holmes Family Visits Durant From California The member of a pioneer Holmes County family and former resident of Durant, Louie Leflore West, was a visitor last week of his child hood friend, J. P. Durham. Mr. West, now a resident of Los Angeles, is sales manager of the Arctic Alaska Tourist Co., which is owned by1 his son, Charles West of Seattle. The company operates two touring ships which carry 120 passengers each through the inside passage from Van Cou ver to Alaska. The great-grandfather of Mr. West was Green vood Le flore, leader of the Choctaw Indians and owner of the famous “Malmaison.” The home was the exact replica of the home of Napoleon’s wife in France which bore the same name. Mr. West still ‘loves Durant and manages to get back to his old boyhood stomping grounds every few years.’* He sends love and sdncerest best wishes to his friends of both races. Holmes Livestock Show Getting Additional Boost Lexington Chamber Of Commerce Offers Prizes In Two Divisions Holmes County’s spring livestck show, rapidly becoming one of the biggest annual events in central Mississippi, re ceived another boost this w eek with the Lexington Chamber of Commerce announcement of cash prizes to be awarded in two categories. The prizes of $25 each will be awarded to the grand champion in the registered commercial herd bull division and for first prize to the “pen of three” barrows hog judg ing. Open To All The awards for both the bull and the barrows will be open to both senior and junior producers. The bull can be of any type such as Hereford or Angus, while the barrows do not have to be registered, but have to be from full-blooded stock. County Agent W. R. Sulli van and other agricultural workers will encourage pro ducers to have entries in the livestock show. JLne mummer of Commerce project is ueing sponsored oy uie xigricuiiuie Committee wiucn is neaued by jp red Po wers. umer members of the com mittee are Mr. Sullivan, M. O. Stark, A. P. Carroll, W. E. Striater, Joe Tingle, M. K. Ginn, W. P. McWilliams, D. C. Lundy, H. P. Watson, Sr., P. H. Williams, Sr., Halton Brown, L. B. Gilliland, Jr., and Pat Barrett. Kenneth Show Receives License To Preach Kenneth Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Shaw, was licensed to preach by the Ore gon Baptist Church last Sun ray and has been called as associate pastor to the First Baptist Church in Tchula. He was presented a Thompson chain reference Bible by the church. ( Rev. Shaw surredered his life to preach the gospel Sun day, August 26. His education, ai plans at this time includes . finishing Holmes Junior Col lege this year and getting his degree from some Baptist Col lege and then attending the Baptist Theological Seminary 1 in New Orleans. RECEPTION TO HONOR L. W. OWENS An autograph reception will 3e held in the study hall of the Holmes Junior College lib rary next Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. in honor of Mr. L. W. Ow ;ns, principal and teacher at Holmes Agricutltural High School for his new book, ‘When Winter Comes And Dther Poems.” Mr. Owens was bom and reared in Mississippi and at tended high school at Mize. He received his B. A. degree •rom Mississippi College and lis M. A. at George Peabody College in Nashville, Term. He has taught practically jvery subject during has many r'ears of teaching covering en ?lish, latin, french, mathema tics, social science and history n addition to coaching basket. iall, track and baseball. Owens is past president of Hie Madison County Teachers Association, past member of executive committee of the (Cont. on page 6) RETURNS HOME Louie West, member of a pioneer Holmes County family, visited an old friend, J. P. Durham of Durant last week. Staff photo.