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Then 10,000 / / i) Readers Weekly 'M m y —y^to (i n <?J ---The Newspaper Boosting Holmes County \ OL. 4. NO. 42 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1962 ~ 10c PER CORY Paul Tardy Named New Herald Editor One of the state s outstanding weekly newspapermen, Paul lardy, will as.ume duties as editor or the Holmes Counts Herald, December i, according to an announce ment by the Holmes Counts Publishing Company W ednes dav. jack Shearer, who has ser ved as editor of the Herald and treasurer of the Holmes County Publishing Co. for the past 25 months, has re signed effective as of that date in order to return to school for additional studies the announcement said. He tentatively plans to enroll in graduate school in January. Tardy, along with an asso ciate, J. S. Evans, has pur chased a substantial interest in the paper and will assume m anagement responsibilities. Move Here Soon Tardy, his wife, Allie; four teen year old daughter, Pau la, and eight year old son, John, are presently residing in Kosciusko^ but will move to Lexington within the next few weeks as soon as ade quate housing facilities are located. The Tardys are Me thodists. A native of Carroll County, Tardy was managing editor of the Star-Herald at Koscius ko in 1960 when the paper was awarded first place in Gene ral Excellence in competition with weeklies throughout the entire state. He was employed at the paper for three years, first as advertising, manager and later as managing editor. Prior to that time he was managing editor of The Con servative at Carrollton. Be fore entering newspaper work, he had business intersts in Carrollton. His wife, the former Allie Simmons, is a native of Sallis in Attala County. She is pre sently serving as librarian at Dear Mr. Madde: I heal1 some youngsters tried to smoke an old witch out of Lexington Halloween night. Anything to it? Wondering Dear Wondering: Nothing like “witch hunt ing,” you know. I. M. M. — the Attala County Library. Paula, his daughter, was a columnist for both the Con servative and the Star-Herald. To Handle Supplies Tardy’s partner, Mr. Evans, is owner of the Star Printing Co. in Kosciusko. That com pany, in addition to having complete commercial printing facilities, is one of the state’s largest office machine and supply dealers. The same of fice supply line will be hand led at the Herald. Evans has had more than 30 years experience in the newspaper and printing busi ness. __ Melton Services Held On Monday Funeral services for Ethel Elgar Melton, Sr. were held Monday at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Dur ant with the Rev. Durrell Ma kamson, J. M. Metts and Vir gil McBride, officiating. Mr. Melton died Sunday, November 4th at 5.10 A. M. at his home on Highway 51 North at the age o£ 78. He was born in Holmes County, was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors are four sons; Issac Wilson Melton, Baton Rouge, La., Ethel B. Melton, Jr., El Paso^ Texas, Irby R. Melton. Indianola, and Arthur L. Melton, Durant; four lau ghters, Mrs. Rachel L. Mc Bride, Durant, Mrs. Clara B. Peden. Durant. Mrs. Eugenia Loftis, Memphis, fend Mrs. Bessie L. Vaughn, Durant. Also surviving are twenty eight grandchildren and six teen great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Brister Cemetery with Southern Funeral Home of Durant in charge of arrangements. Local Girl Scout Fund Drive Set To Beqin Here The annual Girl Scout fund raising drive in Lexington will begin next Monday, ac cording to A. B. Holder, chair man. Any persons in this area who are not contacted, but are interested ito jcontribut ing should contact Jack Yates, treasurer. Mrs. Joe Stern is serving as co-chairman. DURANT HOMECOMING 9 :T Mike Kinnebrev, tackle for Durant Tig ers, escorted Miss Martha Nell McNeer, Homecoming Queen, during impressive ceremonies last week at Durant High School. Photo by Sonny Pritchard. MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN TO SPEAK IN LEXINGTON THURSDAY Wirt Yerger, chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, will speak at a public meeting at the Holmes Ciun* ty Court House in Lexington Thursday night. Yerger will outline what Mississippians may do to en courage the nomination of Sen. Barry Goldwater as Re publican presidential nominee in 1964. The public has been invited to attend the program. Holmes Electors Record Unusual Vote On Tuesday Reject Reapportionment Proposal; Split On Other Two Amendments Holmes County electors, as usual, recorded a rather un usual vote in election.-* I uesday, opposing two proposed constitutional amendmen s and approving a third. The voters, in an unexpect ed turn of events, rejected House Concurrent Resolution 101, which would have reap portioned the state legislature and would have been clearly to the advantage of Holmes County residents. At the same time, they vot ed against by a nearly three one majority, House Concur rent Resolutiin 30, which would have established a new State Roard of Education with the officers to he appointive. The third proposal, House Concurrent Resolutiin 39, which would allow for quali 1 cations to set on certain elective offices was approved here. The amendment to reap portion was defeated SVu-i^a. it was trie only plan suggest ed that would have allowed Holmes to retain a sia*.c se nator. It is likely that any new proposal will group Holmes with a more populous county as to the selection of a state senator writn the possibility the county will lose two of its three representatives, also. The “school board amend ment” was defeated 1155-113, while the “qualifications a mendment” was approved 999-577. Both were considered to Ire progi'essive “good government” proposals. Durant Wins Merit Award Durant has won a Merit Award for Beautification in the Community Development Program. The award was announced by Francis J. Lundy, Chair man of the MEC Community Development Committee. No arrangements have been made for the presentation of the award. They will be an nounced at a later date. ELECTION AT A GLANCE > > > 2 ?D fD g 3 3 G* Cu Cu CO rj k—“i <=> O 2 LEXINGTON For 132 291 217 Against 304 146 221 DURANT For 63 188 112 Against 288 162 246 TCHULA ! Fcr 73 120 75 'Against 111 65 110 PICKENS For 38 84 49 | Against 85 39 74 : ACONA For 2 6 13 j Against 28 24 17 WEST I For 18 57 32 i Against 73 34 59 EMORY For 0 0 5 Against 9 10 0 GOODMAN For 23 67 50 Against 79 37 56 EDSVILLE For 3 8 3 Against 6 16 EBENEZER For 10 40 42 Against 39 8 7 COXBURG For 7 37 29 Against 49 20 28 THORNTON For 15 29 24 Against 24 10 15 CRUGER For 16 57 40 Against 46 11 22 RICHLAND For 8 11 101 Against 4 2 3 BOWLING GREEN For 049 Against 10 6 1 THS QUEEN Lovely Miss Rosemary Liberto of Thornton was named 1962 Homecoming Queen at Tchula High School last Fri day night. Ruleville spoiled the Panther Homecoming, how ever, with a 27-6 football victory. The Panthers travel to Riverside for a game next Mreek. umammamt PLAY IN BOWL These members of Holmes AHS Bull pup squad will see action in the first an nual Jaycee Mid-State Bowl at Goodnrn next Thursday night. The team is un defeated thus far this season. • 0+ ■ IN JA T Cfclt dUWL Goodman’s unlefeated AHS Bullpups will meet the Vaiden Bulldogs in the first annual Jaycee Mid-State Bowl game next Thursday night at Hol mes Junior College’s Branch Athletic Field. The game will begin at 8 o’clock. Bands from Vaiden and Holmes Junior are expected to perform at halftime. Both the winning and los ing teams will receive a tro phy from the Lexington Jay Lexington Jaycees Planning Contest For Junior Miss The first annual Lexington Junior Miss Contest will be held at the W. B. Kenna Audi torium Monday night, Novem ber 19. The activities will be gin at 7:30 o’clock. The winner will be selected following evening dress com petition, sportswear, and tal ent. The local winner wiil go to Meridian in February to com pete with other winners from throughout the state. Expenses for the local win ner to the state contest wall be paid by the Lexington Co ca-Cola Bottling Co. The contest is being spon sored by the Lexington Jay cees, assisted by the Jaycet tes. Mel Chrestman is in charge |of arrangements. |Cees, who are sponsoring the event. Patches noting that*, tiie boys have participated in the game will be awarded to each player. Phil Cohen is chairman of halftime activities. MP&L Speaker Talks At Rotary Mrs. Betty Byrd of Grena da, Home Economist for the Mississippi Power and Light Co., spoke to the Lexington Rotary Club at the regular Tuesday luncheon meeting. A highlight of her presenta tion was a discussion of ad vanced household convenien ces of the future. James East was program chairman. Hanna Rites Held In Pickens W. A. Hanna, former busi nessman and well-known Pic kens resident, died late Sun dav aftemnnn in t.ho Hnlmps County Community Hospital of a cerberal hemorrhage. He had suffered a light stroke Saturday morning and was rushed to the Lexington Hos pital. However, his death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends. He was 48. Services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the Pic kens Methodist Church where he was a member. Rev. G. H. Ledbetter, church pastor, officiated, assisted by Dr. Price Brock, pastor of the Baptist Church here. Burial was in the Pickens Cemetery with Worthey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hanna was bom and leared in Pickens and ilved his entire life here. He own ed and operated a grocery store here until failing health forced his retirement about two years ago. BIG BLACK FARMERS SET TO MEET EARLY The regular meeting of the Big Black Farmer’s Club at Holmes Junior College will be gin at 6:30 o’clock Thursday night. The meeting was moved to an earlier time so that mem bers would be able to see the Holmes Junior College - East Mississippi football game lat er in the evening. missionary spoons At Durant Church Miss Martha Bell, mission ary to Indianesio, who is home on furlough, will speak at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant Sunday, November IItn at both the morning and evening services. Miss Dell is a native of Crystal Springs and received, her nureses training at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, class of ’51. Miss Bell is a close friend and classmate of Miss Pat Ellis, daughter of Rev. Curtis Ellis. The public is given a cordial invitation to come out and hear these messages. Holmes Bulldogs Play Thursday Hoimes Junior College gets out of5 the frying pan and jumps rignt into tne fire here Thursday night when they host powerful East Mississip pi Lions in their last home game of the season. Game time will be 8 p. m. Coacn BoD Bullivan brings into Goodman the strongest defensive team in the circuit that has allowed only 67 points in pitrht pamps whilp ruplrina up 164 points in a 6-2 record that places the Lions in a five way tie for first place in the Mississippi Junior College Conference. The only losses have been to Co-Lin, 15-14, and Perkin ston? 13-8 and these tilts were lost in the last quarter of ac tion. Coach Billy Mustin’s Bull dogs are right back of the five leaders with a good 5-3 mark, after knocking off Co Lin last Thursday, 35-20, in their best offensive showing of the seasin. Fullback Charles McClus key of North Carrollton lei that great victory by throw ing a TD pass, scoring twice and picking up 121 yards rush iny to jump ahead of his teammates in the ground gain department. A total of 20 sophomores will make their last appear anre before the homefolks and everyone has been instrumen tal for Mustin and his staff. DURANT PTA WILL MEET THURSDAY Durant PTA will meet Thursday night at 7:30 p. m., November 15 in the Durant High .School Auditorium. Rev. R. E. Wasson will bring the open devotional. The program will be a pan el discusssion entitled, “Our Children and TV.” Panel members will be Mrs. W. C. Landrum, Mrs. Durrell Makamson,. Miss Ra chel Winters, Mrs. J. H. Gul Jedge, .and Mrs. Joe Johnson.