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Annual Punt Pass And Kick
Contest Scheduled This Fall Lexington area grade school boys from seven through 11 can pit their football 6kills against thousands of other throughout the nation in the second annual Puntf Pass & Kick competition which will culminate with a White House reception and an appearance at the National Football Lea gue Championship game for the fop ten winners. Sponsored nationally by the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company and the National Football League, the Punt, Pass & Kick Program - or PP & K ■ will be staged in Lexington by Moses Ford Co. Lexington youths will be tested for their ability to punt, pass and kick (using a kick ing tee) footballs on the same day as thousands of other boys ail over the country, with warm-up jackets, football hel mets and autographed foot balls to be given as first, se cond and third prizes for each age group, or five top Lexing ton winners in all. Scores throughout the state then will be compared to determine the five top Mississippi winners, and these scores compared to determine the most skillful seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven year old fledgling foot ball stars in each of the areas covered by the telecasts of the 14 National Football Lea gue Teams. Area winners and their fa thers will receive all-expense paid trips to a National Foot ball League game in their ar ea, and will compete during half-time to determine the five top Eastern Division winners and five top Western Division winners. These ten boys will visit Washington and the White House, accompanied by their parents, and then will go to Durant Tigers Smash Tchula In 15-0 Gridiron Encounter Halfback Elmer Keith scor ed two touchdowns to letid the Durant Tigers to a 15-0 grid iron win over the Tchula Pan. thers on soggy Bennett Field Friday night. The offensive efforts of both teams were hampered by the damp field, but a pair of ex plosive runs by Keith of 18 and 14 yards respectively proved to be the difference. Keith Score* Keith’s first score was for 18 yards in the opening quar ter with the final marker com -1 ing in the fourth period. Char les Durham recovered a fum ble In the end zone following the last touchdown for the Tiger’s only successful point after touchdown attempt. 'The Tigers, coached by Harvey Ray, accounted for their other score in the third quarter when Wesley McBride recovered a blocked kick in the Tchula end zone which he and John Rhyne had stopped. Two additional Durant dri ves were halted by fumbles slater Services Held In Alabama Mrs. Claudia Pitchford Sla ter, sister of Mrs. D. C. Lun dy, died in the Beasly Nursing Home in Fairhope, Ala. last Thursday. Her body was ship ped to Lexington for final rites. She was 79. Services were held at 10:00 Saturday morning in South ern Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Brownlee of Cru ger officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery with Southern in charge. Mrs. Slater was born and reared at Cruger. She had been a resident of Alabama for the past several years. Functions Of Eyes Talked At Rotary D*r. H. A. Reese of Cleve land, a practicing optometrist there, spoke at the regular Tuesday luncheon meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Dr. Reese, a guest of Dr. i Frank Houston, delivered a most interesting address on how the eyes function. 1 Program chairman was Louie Beal] Nichols. In other business, local at- ( torney P. P. Lindholm read a telegram from State Attor ney General Joe Patterson, ex pressing his appreciation for a resolution the club drafted last week in support of his position on recent federal in tervention moves in the state. Lexington Grammar School Menu Monday, Sept. 24 - Hot Dogs, Chili Beans, Lettuce and To mato, Chocolate Cake, Milk. Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Spaghet ti and Meat, Green Beans, Lettuce and Pineapple Cake, Rolls, Milk. Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Ham burgers, Buttered Limas, On ion and Pickle, Banana Pud ding, Milk. Thursday, Sept. 27 - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, English Peas, Fruit Salad, Rolls, Milk. Friday, Sept. 28 - Tuna Sa lad, Buttered Carrots, Butter ed Com, Apple Cobbler, Rolls, Milk. which the Panthers recovered. The Tigers fumbled five times in tlie second half with Tehuia recovering four of those. Self Sparkle* Fullback Wayne Self turned in a sparkling offensive per formance for the Panthers de spite their inability to pene trate the Tiger defense. Tchula’s tough defensive line repeatedly stopped the po tent Durant backs. Standout* for Durant includ ed Fullback Danny Humph rey*, End Cade Bicker, and Tickle Willie Terry. Durant dominated the sta tistics wltft 10 first downs to Tchula’s 4. Tchula, a member of the Central Delta Conference, is coached by Billy Randle. Don Barrett Among Leaders In Mid-State By Phil Wallace (Special To The Herald) Ethel’s Tigers and Acker man’s Indians are all alone atop the Mid-State Conference standings today, just where everyone said they wouldn’t be. Durant and McAdams were picked to fight it out for the championship, and still might lo so, but today it’s all Ethel and Ackerman - especially Ethel since Ackerman is mak ing its debut into the Mid - State and won’t be eligible :or the football championship. Ethel became the circuit’s most prominent team last Fri_ lay night when it shellacked McAdams, 20-0. Only a week before, McAdams had halted uurani, me nr si nme uurani had lost a game in thr);e years. Two conference games high iglit this week’s menu. Lex .ngton goes to Vaiden while \Torth Carrollton tests Ethel. Meanwhile, in other games, Ackerman gets the week start ed by playing at Calhoun City Fhursday night in a non-con ’erence game, while Durant calls at Kilmichael and Mc Adams hosts Madison - Ridge and of the Capital Conferen ce. Vaiden, not having played a conference game yet, is third behind Ackerman and Ethel. Lexington and McAdams are tied for fourth spot with 1 - 1 loop records with Durant and North Carrollton last with 0-1 (conference marks. Counting all games, it’s still Ethel and Ackerman with 2-0 records while Vaiden is 1-0. Ethel’s David Chambers is the loop’s leading scorer with 24 points while Ackerman’s William Arnold has 20. Other top scorers include Vaiden’s Tommy Butler and Lexing ton’s Don Barrett with 13 each. the site of the NFL Champion ship game, for half-time com petition to determine the five National winners. J. W. Moses, of Moses Ford Co. pointed out that there is no body contact necessary in the competition, no charge for entering, and no special equip ment needed. “Registration will be open through out Octo ber,” he said, “with Moses Ford Co. as the registration headquarters. “Last year, the first year of the P P & K program, more than 2,000,000 boys entered the competition,” he said, “and President Kennedy said ‘Programs of this type will enable our youth to build the energy and strength that is their American heritage.” Mr. Moses said entrants will be judged on the distance and accuracy of their punting, " passing and kicking (using a kicking tee), with points awarded for each foot distance the ball travels on the fly and subtracted for each foot the ball lands to the right or left of a center line. The Lexing ton competition will be held at Beall Field on Saturday, November 3. Any ties in the Lexington competition will be played off on the day of rompetition, and ties for top spot in the state and area etandings will be played off in t. ecial contests. State winners will receive trophies, and area winners will receive complete junior-type football uniforms of the NFL team in their region, and the uniforms worn when the win ners compete during NFL half time ceremonies to determine the Divisional champions. Holmes Bulldogs Travel To Hinds Thursday Night By Bobby Irvin (Special To The Herald) Holmes Junior College is getting set for its game with arch - rival Hinds’ Eagles Thursday night in Raymond and unless the offense starts to click it could be a dismal evening for Coach Billy Mus tin’s crew. The Bulldogs have had prac tically no offense in their first two games, losing the opener to Perkinston, 18-6, and edg ing Northwest, 7-6. Despite Northwest leading in just about every depart ment in the first half, Holmes held their winning score, but the defense buckled down and really got rugged in the second two quarters allowing the Rangers nary a first down, no pass completions and only 28 yards rushing. Still Mustin has a big job’ with offensive attack which is becoming weaker with each showing. The head mentor an ticipated some changes for [ Hinds, loser to Perk last week, 42-6. Quarterback Charles Myers, despite an injury, continues to lead the team in total offen sive yardage and it would probably be a lot more had his receivers held onto the ball. 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