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DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & HISTORT XXX
P. 0. BOX 571 JACXSQN 5, MISS. Now More Ten Than 10,000 Pages Readers Weekly -The Newspaper Boosting Holms County VOL. 4, NO. 4-4 * LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1962 10c PER COPY vm um WEST MAH WINS HONOR Elected to serve as officers of the Junior Class at .Mississippi State University w ere (from left) Henry Lewis Whitfield of Tupelo, vice-president; John I). Arnold of W est, president; Wiley Johnson Bar hour of Yazoo City, secretary; and Jim my Coggin of Tupelo, treasurer. 1 he students were named to the 1962-63 of fices in a recent campus-wide election. Hornets Twist Tiger Tails County Players Make Top Team Lexington’s Hornets and Durant’s Tigers placed two players each on the All Mid State football team announc ed by the conference’s coaches Monday. Lexington Halfback Don Barrett, who won conference scoring honors Friday night in a brilliant performance against the Durant Tigers, tied for the Most Valuable Back award with William Arn old of Ackerman. Barrett is a senior. The other Lexington player named to the select squad was End Shelton Rogers, a junior. For Durant, End Cade Bick er and Quarterback Jerry .LJi rv wcntr uamcu lkj lii^ in oi team and Tackles Willie Ter ry and WTesley McBride to the second unit. Gaining honorable mention for Lexington were Tackle Larry Spell, Quarterback Ro bert Autry, and Halfback Wal ter Sullivan. Durant Tigers getting hon orable mention were Half back Danny Humphries and Guard John Rhyne. Shirley Shelton Named Officer A student senate is operat ing on the Delta State College Campus, Cleveland, Mississip pi for the first time in the history of the college. Among the senators for this year are Betty Sue Killebrew, Cruger, and Shirley Shelton, Tchula. c c u o tm T M I E n!J G T S By I. M. Madde Mr. Madde: With all this feudin’ going on between Ole Ross and JFK, how come Mississippi doesn’t just secede from the Union? How Come Dear How Come: Sounds like some good thinking. At least, we would be eligible for foreign aid and our public officials would pro bably receive much fairer treatment. I. M. M. THANKSGIVING PROGRAM SET The annual community Thanksgiving service in Lexington will be held at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday night at 7:30 o’clock. The Rev. Crawford Ray will deliver the sermon. Others participating on the program will be the Rev. Fred Fowler^ Invoca tion; the Rev. P. D. Bragg, Prayer; and the Rev. Reynolds Cheney, Scripture. Mrs. Mildred McRae will direct the choir, while Mrs. Margaret Mitchell will serve as organist. A girls’ quartet will also present a musical num ber. Tchula Man Gains Office In State Unit R. P. (Bob) Gillespie of Tchula has been elected vice president of the Mississippi Justice Court Officers Associa tion. Mr. Gillespie was elected to that office during the an nual convention of the or ganization held at the Sun and Sand Motel in Jackson last week. Other officers include Jud ge George D. Garrett of Cry stal Springs, president; and Judge M. C. Edwards of Col umbus, secretary-treasurer. The out-going president, i Judge Homer Edgeworth, headed an eight member board of control. The conven tion included a panel discus sion headed by Assn, ^tor ney General Garland Lyle with members of the Game and Fish Commission and the State Board of Education tak ing part. Tchula Baptist Raise Funds A total of $5,500.00 was re ceived Sunday in the tenth an nual Thanksgivin Service and Fund Drive held by the Bap tist Church in Tchula. Rev. Roy D. Raddin preach ed on the subject “The Spirit of Thanksgiving.” The choir, together with Jan Jones and Bill/e Faye Knox presented the special music. The Thanksgiving dinner was served by the ladies of the church to an estimated 350 people. The flowers in the auditor ium were given by Mr. Boyd and Mr. Gene Sheppard in memory of their mother, Mrs. Mary Sheppard, and flowers in the annex were given by the Homer Brock family. Early Scoring Is Difference By Wayne Rodgers I^exington’s offense ran over Durant’s defense almost at will during the first half, then had to fight with all their football might to keep the Tigers from turning the big Hornet lead into a victory for the Green Wave. The Hornets rolled up a 27 to 14 lead in the first half, then saw the Tigers whittle away at it until it was decreased to only five points by the end of the game. Last Friday night saw the tradi tional battle between the two Mid-State powers turn into ptriiicipo me wuucat v^iitriioivc battle in the long history of this series. 73 points were pushed across the goal lines before the final gong was sounded. Lexington’s strong ground game rolled up 361 net yards rushing to 77 for the Tigers. On the other hand, the Green Wave, on the strength of Quarterback Jerry Brock’s accurate passing, gained 171 yards through the air to only 44 for the Hornets. Don Barrett, Lexington’s big, powerful right halfback, crossed the goal three times, and scored 3 extra points to win the Mid-State Conference scoring championship. His tot al output for the night was 21 points. Fn’lback Johnny Al len, who ocored on runs of 44 (Continued on page 5) BARRETT CHALKS UP GAIN Don Barrett, Lexington High fullback, carries for a sizeable gain during the an nual grudge tilt with the Durant Tigers last Friday night. Quarterback Jerry Brock moves in to make the tackle. It was runs by Barrett just like this one which enabled the Hornets to win, 39-34. Staff photo by Marion Bishop ! Billie Faye Knox Awarded Title At Lexington A talented and lovely Tchu la lass, Billie Faye Knox, was named Lexington’s Junior Miss Monday night following a pageant at the W. B. Kenna Auditorium. Miss Knox, daughter of Mr. ind Mrs. Horner Knox, won two of the three phases of judging, “evening dress” and •‘talent,” enroute to the local title which will enable her to participate in the state Junior Miss competition later this winter. The event here was sponsored by the Lexington Junior Chamber of Commer ce. Name Alternate First alternate was Patsy Campbell of Tchula, daughter of Mrs. Archie Campbell; while second alternate was Sylvia Cannon, daughter of Mrs. W. C. Cannon of Cox burg. Miss Campbell won first first place in “youth fitness," the other category consider ed by the judges. * In addition to the all-expen se paid tlip to the state con test in Meridian which will be financed 'by the Lexingtin Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Miss Knox was a warned a Bobby Brooks Sports Ensemble by Flowers Department Store. Special entertainment pro vided during the program in cluded a dance routine by Bridgette Blackstock accom panied by Mrs. Guy Duke, and a vocal number by Brenda Berman accompanied by Lar ry Ginn. Present Awards Miss Campbell, as first al (Continued on page 4) Durant Club Sponsors Bazaar The Castalian Garden Club of Durant will have the an nual bazaar December 1st at 9:00 a. m. in the City Hall. There will be large selec tions of hand made articles, also a wide choice of baked goods. Come in early for a good selection. Coffee will be sold during the day. s. m ii1 IWl^n , i „ i PRESENTING TROPHY Duane Tucker, president of the Lexington Junior Cham ber of Commerce, presents an impressive trophy to the \ ai den High football te-m following their 40-14 victorv over the Goodman AHS Bulldogs in the first annual Jaycee Mid State Bowl game at Branch Athletic Field last 1 hursdav night. See storv on page five. Staff photo bv .Marion Bishop. BAND PERFORMS Tchula Christmas Parade Set For Next Wednesday Afternoon Tchula’s annual big Christ mas parade will be held next Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Christmas lights will be turned on as a highlight of the parade. The Tchula High Band is al so scheduled to participate. The Tchula Merchants As sociation which sponsors the event has invited the public to attend the colorful activities. Members of the association Include Abies Motor Co., Nel son-Bennett Dept. Store, A. Braslow Store, Scott Butane Gas Company, Adams Bar gain Store, Lyon Appliance Store, Clark’s Store, Smith’s Super Service Station and Tchula Hardware Co. Others are Sheppard’s Store, George’s Toggery, Tchula Super Market, Western Auto Store, Tchula Amoco Service Station, Tchula Dollar Store, Gillespie Service Station, Maggio’s Grocery, Noah’s Ark, Williams Bargain Store, Merchants and Planters Bank and Tchula Dry Cleaners. BPW Club Sets Play In Durant The Blue and Gray, a musi cal of four acts will be pre sented in the Durant High School Auditorium, Durant, Mississippi, on December 5th and 6th. The musical will be under the auspices of the Durant High School and the Durant Business and Professional [Women’s Club. j Mrs. Rose Benigar, Music | Teacher in Durant School is director of the play and Mrs. Laura Bowie is accompanist. ;Mrs. Binegar is experienced in plays of this type and with Mrs. Bowie assisting has staged some very fine plays in the past. People who have seen Mrs. Binegar’s produc tions in the past will not want to miss this one; because it is classed as one of her best. The play is being rehearsed now and will cast something near one hundred characters. METHODISTS ENJOY SPECIAL MUSIC The special music for the morning worship service was furnished by a “Double-Duet” consisting of Gwenda and Sandra Hammett, Claudia Thomas, and Jamye Carson. They sang a special arrange ment of “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” ] The evening choir was filled 1 by the “Men's Chorus.” Their special was “My Jesus I Love 1 Thee.” Next Sunday evening, ' the Youth Choir will sing. | Holmes Citizens Seek Support For Goldwater By J a etc Shearer Holmes County citizens pro moting the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldmater (R-Ariz.l, for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 1964 are now officially' organized. The citizens committee, for med last Wednesday night in Lexington following two local appearances by Wirt Yerger, state G. O. P. chief, elected Henri Watson, Sr. of Lexing as chairman. Rallying support for the Goldwater Dinner in Jackson November 29 is the prime con cern of the group at the pre sent time, but a continual campaign in behalf of the Ari zona Senator is also planned according to leaders. Appoints Durant Men Mr. Watson nas appointed Calvin King as co-chairman Ill LiitJ D'Uidiit aica, w uuc jljl. C. E. Patton is serving as treasurer. Mr. Yerger, who spoke at the City Hall Wednesday night following an invitation by lo cal citizens, showed a film, “Republican Versus Demo crat,” which pointed out the differences in the two major parties. Produced by the Michigan Republican Party ? the film cited the conservative voting records of the G. 0. P. con gressional delegation and em phasized the party’s endorse ment of local self-government, states’ rights, and free enter prise as opposed to socialistic measures. Following the film, Mr. Yer ger explained to the audience of around 50 that tickets to the Goldwater fund-raising dinner could be obtained for $100 each or through a program of regular monthly contribu tions. Charles Klumb of Crystal Springs, state G. O. P. finance chairman, then explained the necessity of an adequately financed program. Discussion Follows An open discussion followed at which time the members of the audience questioned Mr. Yerger, Mr. Klumb, and Bill Wilkens, Republican area representative, on objectives of the state party. Mv. 4.1_x X’XX , x vi AXIUlVUl/CU UXU b there will be a number of Re publican candidates in Missis sippi for a number of state and local offices next sum mer. But he was quick to add that “a man who is presently doing a good job need fear no competition.” Mr. Watson was nominated by J. Murrell McRae to head the Holmes citizens group. County women leaders are Mrs. Bob Hardeman of Crug er, state chairman of G. 0. P. Women’s Clubs; Mrs. Hen ri Watson, Jr. of Lexington, county vice-chairwoman; Mrs. Calvin King of Durant, chair woman for the Goldwater din ner; and Mrs. Dan Wells of Durant, who is wife of the county Republican chairman. Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Wells are serving on the state din ner committee. A number of Holmes resi dents plan to attend the Gold water dinner and many others lave expressed interest and support, leaders say. Also serving on the dinner lommittee are Dr. P. B. Brumby of Lexington and B. S. Presley of Pickens.