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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.

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