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t' mim County HERALD ---The Newspepet Boosting Holmes County \ OiA v>: -f, .xo. 41 LEX1NU I ON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1962 10C pt. ,< COPY Constitutional Amendments Face Holmes Voters Tuesday PUSHING AMENDMENT Two Holmes County st te legislators, J. P. Love (far left), and Wilburn Hooker (right, spoke at the Farm Bureau meet ing Monday night in behalf of the pro posed constitutional amendment dealing with r^nporrionment to be voted on next Tuesday throughout the state. Tol Thomas, 111 (center) of Cruger is pre s dent of the Holmes County Farm Bur eau. The Farm Bureau is actively sup porting the reappottionment amendment. Staff photo. Post Commander Set To Spe^k At Tchula Legion Guy Duke, post adjacent of American Legion Post 155 at Tchula, announces the follow ing program to be presented at the Tchula High School Friday, November 9th, at 10:00 a. m. Guest speaker fc-r the event will be Mr. C. J. Olander, post commander. Others appearing on the program will be students from the Tchula High School. The Tchula band will render several patriotic numbers un der the direction of W. B. Oswalt, band director. Pastors of the various chur ches of Tchula will announce and emphasize the program from the pulpit at services Sunday. Program chairman for the occasion is professor W. R. Huddleston, school superin tendent and also a veteran. TCHULA CLUB SPONSORS BAKE SALE SATURDAY The Tchula Garden Club is sponsoring a Bake Sale Sat urday morning at 10 o’clock at the City Hall. The public has been invited to attend what promises to be a delightful event. Local Farm Bureau Pushes Amendment The Holmes County Farm Bureau is actively working to muster support for the consti tutional amendment to re-ap portion the state legislature which will face Mississippi voters in a special election next Tuesday. Action on the project was begun Monday night in Lex ington at a meeting of the members of the Board of Dir ectors following addresses by state representatives Wilburn Hooker and J. P. Love in sup port of the measure. The amendment will allow for the House of Representa tives to be mace primarily on a population basis with each county to have a single sena tor. “If this reapportionment plan does not pass, one which would deprive our county of a senator may be adopted," Rep. Hooker pointed out. The importance of a heavy voter turnout was also stres sed by the Lexington legislator as he noted that “we have got to get out and vote since oth er groups are working against it." The argument against the amendment is that increasing the size of the Senate would he a considerable expense item was refuted with the fact that only 4/10ths of one (Cont on page 8) Garden Club Meets Tuesday The Lexington Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Novem ber 6th in the City Hall. The program will be “Chry santhemums, Autumn’s Aris tocrats.’’ Mrs. L. E. Crawford, assisted by Mrs. Lawrence Di xon, Mrs. Lem Pepper, and Mrs. J. E. Maxwell^ will be in charge of the program. These ladies are bringing spe cimens of their fine chrysan themums. A most interesting program is planned. Members are urged to at tend and bring horticulture specimens. At the conclusion of the program guests will be honor ed by a Thanksgiving tea. This is an open meeting and anyone interested in growing chrysanthemums are invited to attend. LOCAL EAGLE SCOUTS Kim Kimbrough (far left) and O. A. Cleveland (far right) were awarded the Eagle Scout rank last week in impres sive ceremonies at the Lexington First Methodist Church. The youngsters, their local Scoutmaster Hardin Ervin (second from left) and Jerry Kirby, an official of the Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America, presented a most interesting program at the Lex ington Rotary Club meeting Tuesday. Staff photo. Two Elections In One Scheduled; Holmes Voting Officials Listed The former, HCR No. 30, would amend the state con stitution to 1890 so as to pro vide for a state board of edu cation of nine members—one to be appointed from each con gressional district and one member from each supreme court district. HCR No. 39 would allow the state legislature to fix addi tional qualifications for office where no other qualification is required by the constitution than that of 'being a qualified elector. Then SCR No. 101, which would provide for the election of a senator from each of the •counties and for apportion ment of the state House of Representatives and reapport ionment of the House decen nially (each 10 years) there after. According to Holmes Coun ty Election Commissioners, J. T. Garland, Frank Hughes, and Mrs. A. J. Henrich, the election officials for the gene ral election on November 6 are as follows: LEXINGTON _ Mrs. Tom Shepherd, R. O.; Mrs. Thelma Sharp, Mrs. Joe H. Moore, J. M. McRae, Mrs. Walter Hook er, W. H. Scott, P. O. ACONA - J. D. Williams, R. 0.; K. F. Downer, Mrs. J. R. Booth, Mrs. Y. B. Bruce, Mrs. K. F. Downer J. R. Booth,’ P. O. DU KANT - Mrs. C. M. Ray, R. 0.; W. C. Martin, J. C. Hitt, Mrs. John Jenkins, Mrs! John Howard, J. S. McBride P. 0. Durant Merchants Sponsor Circus Monday and Tuesday will be circus days in Durant. Dur ing these two days the mer chants of Durant are having appreciation day for their customers and are bringing to town for their entertain ment the Miller Brothers Cir curania and Animal Wonder land. The Animal Wonderland will be on display all day Monday and Tuesday in the busfriess district. This con sists of some 60 animals, monkeys, snakes, big cats, elephant, and many more. There will be two perfor mances daily at 4:30 p. m. and 7:00 p. m. with the train ed animals. There will be a performing elephant, a dog and pony act, a monkey and pony riding act, a trained dog act, and comedy by Smo key, the clown. Admission to the performance is free, cour tesy of the Durant Merchants participating in circus days. There will be charges for pop com, cotton candy, etc. and for the Safari train ride. The ride will be 25c or 15c with a coupon from the par ticipating businesses. Stores will remain open un til 7:00 p. m. both nights for your late shopping convenien ce, with many featuring cir cus values for late shoppers. Belhaven Choir To Perform Here Sunday Afternoon The public has been invited and urged to attend a pro gram of music and testimony to be presented by the Bel haven College Choir Sunday afternoon at the First Presby terian Church in Lexington. The presentation will begin at four o’clock, according to the Rev. Fred Fowler. The program to be present ed by the outstanding choir, under the direction of Henry Ford, is part of a statewide observance of Belhaven Col lege Day. WEST - Mrs. Walter M. Brock, R. O.; Mrs. William D. Brock, A. L. Stevens, III, Mrs. G. L. Brock, H. L. Bo wie, S. C. Campbell, P. O. GOODMAN - T. A. Ousley, R. 0.; J. G. Jacob, Mrs. A. A. Derrick, Sr., J. D. Neaves, George Mitchell, Anthony Mc Mullen, P. O. EMORY - S. S. Truitt, R. O.; Mrs. W. E. Hill, B. S. El lis, Miss Davie Catron, Mrs. S. S. Truitt, T. L. Downer, P. O. EDSVILLE - J. L. Moor head, R. O.; F. D. Simpson L. E. Perkinson, Mrs. J. L. Moorhead, Mrs. T. L. Simp son, O. L. Lowery, P. O. BOWLING GREEN - Mrs. W. C. Sheehy, R. O.; Roy McNeer, G. L. Wilkins, Ralph D. McLellan, Mrs. Luther P. McLellan, L. P. McLellan, P. O. PICKENS - T. O. Buford, R. O.; Mrs. J. D. McKie, Mrs. Bernice Simpson Miss Josie Burton, Shelby Parker, E. B. McDaniel, P. O. Cont on page 8) Republicans Slate Wirt Yerger Talk In Lexington Wirt Yerger, State Chair man af the Mississippi Re publican Party^ will speak in Lexington on Thursday, Nov ember 8 at the City Hall at 7:30 p. m. Mr. Yerger is making a state-wide appeal fo?' conser vative support for Senator Barry Goldwater, (who will appear in Jackson November 29). If you are dissatisfied with the way the government is being run now, you are urged to attend this meeting and hear what Mr. Yerger has to say. Long live the queen! Mr. W. F. Schneller crowns the 1962 Homecoming Queen, Gwench Hammett. The Queen was attended by Karon Sinclair and Brooks Yates, crown bearer, and Paul Stewart, cup - bearer. Tchula Homecoming Set Friday Tchula High School Home coming ceremonies, including the coronation of a Football Queen and a grid clash with rtuleville, have been schedul ed for Friday night. The Queen will be selected from a group of THS beauties who include Susie Gwin, dau ghter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Gwin of Tchula; Bonnie Shel ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Shelton of Tchula; and Rosemary Liberto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Li berto of Thornton. Rod Holeman, captain of the Tchula Panther squad, will crown the Queen during halftime ceremonies. The THS band, under the direction of W. B. Oswalt, has scheduled a performance at that time, also. Cheerleaders Jan Jones, Na dine Pettus, Mary Ellen Pike, and Nancy Katherine Foose will serve as crown bearers for the court. Miss Gwin will be escorted by Wayne Selfv while Miss Shelton is to be escorted by Jerry Taylor and Miss Ldberto by James McPhail. Mrs. V. C. Fite is faculty advisor for the event. Vaiden 11 Paces Mid-State Race Vaiden High is making hay while it can. Friday night the league leaders of the Mid - State Conference tightened its grip upon first place in the loop by blasting McAdams, 8-6. Meanwhile, elsewhere, Lex ington lashed Tchula of the (Cont on page 8) Walter Strider Honored ... “I have fought a good fight. . . I have kept the faith.” These were the words of Walter Strider, retiring Fede ral Housing Administration Director here, following an impressive Appreciation Day program in his behalf Friday at the Holmes County Park. And there wasn't a soul in the audience of more than 100 that had gathered to pay tribute to Mr. Strider who doubted these words to be as true as any ever spoken. In cluded in those present were state and county F. H. A. of ficials, friends he had helped, and others who were just friends, former associates and members of his family. Joe Latham, prominent Jackson banker and former Holmes resident, praised Mr. Strider in an eloquent testi monial and noted that he was retiring himself in the near future. Area F. H. A. dignitaries attending were T. V. Fath eree, W. H. Merrell, Joe Bul len, C. G. Deaton, Fred D. McMillan, Bryan D. Springer^ and Dallas C. Vandevere. Members of the local office who were present for the pro gram were Mrs. Pat Rayner, Mrs. Shirley Word, W. H. Oli* ver, and W. M. Dillon, who will assume duties as Mr. Strider’s replacement. (Cont on page 5) APPRECIATION DAY PROGRAM Walter Strider, retiring Holmes County F. H. A. Director, chats with family and friends following an Appreciation Day program in his honor at Holmes County Park last Thursday. Left to right are: Mrs. Jean Strider McLellan, his daugh ter; Mr. Strider; Mrs. Strider; J. W. Norwood, a long-time friend; and G. S. (Buddy) Marks, who served as master of ceremonies for the event. Lute S. El lison was chairman of contributions. Staff photo.