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DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & BISTORT 111
P. O, BOX 571 JACKSON 5, MISS, / ' ■ * / im* * ' -t : «j jjjpjljpf §& t * * 1 / Now More - ^ ^ >—) an pa ■■Hi HBIk JH H HH^ ^tn Li/ . „l,ups?ai n'•*" ^hrolmes bounty FI In HL n &■ I# -The Hewspnpet Boosting Holmes County Toi.. 4. \<>. 4> luxingion, Mississippi", Thursday, November 29, 1962 ioc per copy Holmes Baptists Set Annual Youth Might Loiii.es County Baptist “M” Night will be held .Monday iug.it, De.emoer 3rd at 7:30 in Lexington, it was announc ed by \Y. \Y. Holder, associa tional training union director. Mobilization Night, better known as “M” Night, is a yearly event held throughout the Southern Baptist Conven tion when all the churches in each association gather for Christian fellowship and re mobilize their strength for the work of Christ. The Holmes Association has a total of 20 churches. Programs have been plan ned for every member of the family. The nursery will be open and will be wrell staffed. The attendance goal this year has been set at 900. The attendance last year was 758. Due to the large attendance in the various age groups, there will be three meeting places this year. The adults will meet in the auditorium of the First Bap tist Church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Howard H. Aultman, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Columbia. Others appearing on the ad ult program wall be Mrs. J. P. Love, Dr. Frank Houston and Wendell Glenn. A film strip will be shown by Wayne Rodgers. Mrs. Duane Tucker will be the organist and Mrs. David Mitchell will be the pia nist. Rev. P. D. Bragg, church pastor, will have the opening prayer. Meeting place for theinter mediates and young people will be the W. B. Kenna audi Former Minister Of Local Church Dies Suddenly Rev. Harmon L. Smith, for mer beloved pastor of the Lexington Methodist Church, died Wednesday afternoon, November 14, in the North Mississippi Hospital after a heart attack. 'Rev. Smith served several years as pastor of the Metho dist Church here prior to be ing transferred to Holly Springs about eight years ago. The good pastor and his lieloved family were very popular in Lexington and surrounding area end his un timely death came as a dis tinct shock to his many friends here. Funeral services were held in Holly Springs with the dist rict sperintendent of the Sar dis District, the Rev. K. I. Tucker, officiating, assisted by the district superintendent of the New Albany District and other ministers. Burial was in the cemetery in Holly Springs. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margie O’Donnell Smith; a daughter, Miss Patsy Smith; four sons, Dr. Harmon L. Smith, Jr,, of Duke Universi ty, Murray of Birmingham, Robert L. and Michael, both of San German, P. R.; his mo ther, Mrs. N. B. Smith of El lisville, and five sisters. Mrs. Smith and her daugh ter, Patsy, will continue to make their home in Holly Springs. torium. Johnny Baker from Mississippi State University will be the guest speaker. Young Baker is president of the BSU at the college and plays the end position in foot ball at Mississippi State and is an All-Southeastern Con ference player. Linday O’Rear will direct the singing and Edwin Sudduth will serve as pianist for the group. The juniors will meet in the auditorium of the Metho dist Church. James Edward Young, a ministerial student, will be the guest speaker. He :s president of BSU at Hol mes Junior College where he is a sophomore. Mrs. Alleen Dunn is assoeiational leader and will be in charge. Mr. Holder states, “Every Baptist family in the county is invited to come out and help make this the biggest “M” Night in the state. Thomas Services Held Friday At Pickens Church Services for Mrs. Mamie Thomas were held at three o’clock Friday afternoon in the Worthey Funeral Home in Pickens. Officiating were the Rev. B. F. Lee, assisted by the Rev. Leland Brewer. Burial was in Shiloh Ceme \ ry \\|th Worthey Funeral Home in charge. She was 63. Mrs. Thomas died around five a. m. Thursday in the District II Hospital in Durant after several months illness. Mrs. Thomas was born and reared in the Schrock com munity near Goojdm'an and lived there all her life. She was the widow of the late George Willie Thomas who passed away last May. Mr. Thomas was a landowner and planter. bne was a member ot the Sehrock Methodist Church. She leaves a son, George A. Thomas of Goodman; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Avery of Marianna, Fla., Mrs. C. R. White of Vanezuela^ South America; and her mother, Mrs. Bessie Holley of Good man and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Cau then, J. D. Neaves, A. Mc Crory, James Porter, Noel Covington and Howard Mc Daniel. Holmes Senior Places High Mary McAdams, a senioi it Holmes Agricultural High School, recently won first pla ces in the district and state contests by making and mo deling her own wool dress with hat to match. The contests, sponsored by the American Wool Council, were held at Indianola (dist rict) and Jackson (state) Miss McAdams competed in the senior division with the theme at Indianola being Make - It - Yourself - With - Wool. The Heidelberg Hotel was the ga thesing place in Jackson. State Research Leaders Hold Meet At Holmes Junior College Campus Industrial leaders and school officials met here at Holmes Junior College last week to discuss the vocational and technical needs of high schools and junior colleges in this area and what they can do toward such a project. The Industrial and Techni cal Research Commission is carrying out this survey over the entire state of Mississippi with junior colleges and high schools cooperating. Dt. Russell Lavenway, who is on leave of absence from Millsaps College and chairman of this commission, conducted the meeting, pointing out that there are three main problems confronting the schools which includes getting students to enroll in these type courses^ a problem of instructors and the problem of getting equip ment. Industrial and school lead ers attending the meeting came from Holmes, Attala, Yazoo, Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Madison and Choctaw counties. Another meeting will be held here, Dec. 3, in the college auditorium at 3:30 p. m. ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST SET SATURDAY MORNING IN LEXINGTON The annual Pancake llioaidast, sponsored by the Pe\ ington Methodist Men’s Club, will he held in the educa tional budding of the church hcginning at tit*10 o clock Saturday morning. The meal will consist of pancakes, bacon, and coflee. Tickets may ha purchased in advance for seventy-five cents each. OLE MISS SINGERS — James Coleman, far right, director of the University of Mississippi Concert Singers, discusses the score of Britten's “Saint Nicolas,’’ to be presented at Ole Miss, Dec. 10. Members of the 57-member group are, from left, Jeanine Oglctree, Ellisville; Laura Lynn McLeniore, Hazlehurst; Tom Cleveland, Jackson; David Hicks, Waynesboro; Ronnie Franklin, Oxford; and Sibyl McRae, Lexington. HOLMES WOMEN ORGANIZING GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUP A Holmes County Republi can Women for Better Go vernment Club was formed in Durant Tuesday with about 3u indies participating. The meet ,ng was heid at the Durant Hotel. Elected as officers were Airs. Calvin King of Durant, president; Mrs. A. J. Stevens, ill of West, first vice-presi dent; Mrs. R. E. Brumby of uoodman, second vice-presi dent; Airs. Henri Watson, Jr. of Lexington, third vice-presi dent; Airs. Dan Wells of Dur ant, secretary; and Airs. Clay Gunn of Durant, treasurer. Mrs. Bob Hardeman, state vice-chairman of women’s work, presided. Twenty one ladies, including six from Lexington, affiliated with the club as charter mem oers. Dues were set at one dollar per year and meetings will be held three annually. A vice-president from Pick ens and one from Tch jla will be added. % Ladies interested in joining the club may contact one of the officers. Basketball Starting At Holmes Junior Coach Jamie Howell gets his first taste of Miss. Junior College Conference round ball at Goodman Thursday night as the Holmes Junior College Bulldogs open against strong East Mississippi. Game time will be 8 p. m. An all-sophomore lineup will probably start against the Lions which includes Jimmy Hutchinson (6-0) anjd Jfack Nicholson (6-0) at guards, Bailey (6-4) at center^ Bobby Heath (6-0) and either Dur wood Robinson (6-3) or Pete Aldy (6-4£) at forwards. Freshmen Edwin Stafford of Winona and Clyde Mansell of Durant will see a lot of action) according to Howell. Goldwater Talk Attracts Locals A large group of Holmes County citizens will attend the Barry Goldwater Dinner in Jackson Thursday night. They include Hugh Nichols, Sr., Louie Beall Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. V. Brock, D. C. Lun dy, Ray Johnson, Sen. T. M. Williams, Jack Yates, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Henri Watson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Watson. Sr., Jack Brumby, Mr. and Mrs. Tol Thomas, Jr. of Cru ger, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harde man, Bobo Foose, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin King, D*r. and Mrs. C. E. Patton and Robert Ray. Others are also expected to attend.. Funeral Services Held In Kosciusko For Y/es* Man Fred Hunter Hand, farmer and landowner of the Unity | Community near West, died ! in the Montfort Jones Memo rial Hospital in Kosciusko last Wednesday. He was 67. Services were held at 10 a. m. last Friday at the Presby terian Church in West. Rev. E. L. Jackson and the Rev. Van Horn officiated. Burial was in Brister Cemetery with Jordan Funeral Home of Kos ciusko in charge of arrange ments. A lifelong resident of Unity community, he was tne son of the late John and Mrs. Ella Jones Iiand. He was active in church and commuAty af fairs, a leader in the Unity Community Development Club and in the West Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lillie Wasson Hand; two sons, John F. Hand of Huntsville, Ala. and James H. Hand with the U. S. Navy in Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Tony Mansell of Starkville. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Jr. of McDermott, Ark.; three brothers: W. T. Hand of Durant, Jones Hand of West, and Paul Hand of Goodman, a sister, Mrs. B. E. Scott of Kosciusko; and 11 grandchildren. Christmas Parade Set En Lexington Thursday I ■■ ^^^^^WKKKKMSsS^m li; hbphbbbww** • *&** MID-STATE STARS Lexington and Durant High foo'tball stars named to the 1962 All Mid-State Conference team include: (left to right), kneeling - Quarterback Jerry Brock, Tackle Wesley McBride, Tackle Willie Terry, and End Cade Bicker, all mem bers of the Durant team. Standing - Full back Johnnv Allen, Halfback Don Bar rett, and End Shelton Rogers, all mem bers of the Lexington squad. Bands, Floats To Highlight One Of Biggest Events Ever Probably the longest, most beautiful Christmas Parade in Lexington’s history is all set for next Thursday evening, De cember 6, at 5:30 o'clock with around 30 units already sign ed up to appear. More than 20 tloats are scheduled to participate in the parade as well as bands from at least three area schools. Other highlights of the event will be the appearance of San ta Claus and the lighting of a giant Christmas tree on the square. The Christmas lights around the square will also be turned on. Members of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce and Junior Chamber of Commer ce, sponsors of the parade this year, are exceptionally happy at the splendid respon se and are predicting that a crowd of thousands from this area will be present. Rands which have agreed to participate include Vaiden, Holmes Junior College, and Lexington. Window displays by mer chants will be judged at the time of the parade and the trophy will be awarded to the winner. Moses Ford Co. won the competition last year. The Javcees are also offer ing a trophy to be awarded to the best float. Funeral Services For Mrs. Wright Held In Pickens Services for Mrs. Onie D. Wright, club and business wo man were held at 2:30 Mon day afternoon from the Pic kens Methodist Church. Rev. G. H. Ledbetter officiated. Burial was an the Pickiens Cemetery with Worthey Fune ral Home in charge of ar rangements. Mrs. Wright, who was 65, died late Saturday night after a long illness in the Holmes County Community Hospital in Lexington. Born and reared in Leake County, Mrs. Wright had been a resident of Pickens about 19 years. She was the widow of the late E. H. Wright, a merchant. After Mr. Wright’s death seven years ago, she and her son, Kenneth, contin ued to operate the business until ill health forced her re tirement. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and also of the Pickens Home Demonstration Club. For several years, she was a first place winner in the yearly dress revues held by the club. She was a Metho dist. Besides her son, Kenneth, of Pickens, she leaves another son, H. B. Wright of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Bur well. Jr. of Ebenezer; five brothers, Joe Majure of Phila delphia, Miss., Irby Majure of Union, J. B. Majure of Col lins, Lloyd Majure of Peoria, 111., and Troy Majure of Uti ca; a sister, Mrs. Loris Plat field of New Orleans and sev en grandchildren. Pettus Services Field Sunday Near Lexington John Gillespie Pettus, resi dent of the Beulah Church community, and former Jack son resident, died at one o'clock Saturday afternoon in the University Hospital in Jackson after several weeks illness. He was 66. Services were held at three o’clock Sunday afternoon from Liberty Chapel Metho dist Church with the Rev. Ad ams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Southern Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Air. Pettus was a native of Holmes County, but had been an employee of the Mississip pi State Hospital at Whitfield for a number of years. He and his wife moved back to Hol mes County more than a year ago and purchased the for mer Hilton Holley farm near Beulah Church. Besides his wife, Mrs. Clara Harthcock Pettus^ he leaves a brother, George Pettus, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Holley, all of Lexington. Local Girls Cited At* Holmes Junior Patricia Chisolm and Dona Kaye Pierce recently receiv ed high posts at Holmes Jun ior College with Miss Chisolm being elected president of the Lottie Peebles Home Econo mics Club and Miss Pierce was chosen state secretary of the Mississippi Home Econo mics Association of the junior and senior colleges. v Patricia hails from Coxburg and Dona Kaye from Lexing ton. Local Rotary Club Hears County Agent R. A. Cooper, County Agent from Carroll County, was the featured speaker at the regu lar Tuesday meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Mr. Cooper, who was intro duced by County Agent W. R. Sullivan, gave a most in teresting talk on urban-rural cooperation. Myron Dillon, who succeed ed Walter Strider as county F. H. A. supervisor, was in ducted into the club. George Patterson was in charge of that part of the program.