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Makeready was underway Monday at the old Ixuant colored high school buil ding on the eve of the first cast as owners paint numbers on their dogs in prep aration for a hard days contest. Kennels were constructed in the building for the occasion ISO officials strike happy pose a few minutes after huge pack of fox dogs start first cast Tuesday morning in Emory commnuity. They are W. D. Buck ner outgoing president, of Sterrett, Ala. left, and I). Varner, new president. Center is Mrs. Varner. This colorful pickup truck, with fox h unting scenes painted over all suitable spots, is mobile home used to tranport dogs of the Seldom Fed Kennels ow ned by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Watson of Springfield, Tennessee shown here with Seldom Fed Thunder. . WEATHER FORECAST serving the g g /O Clearing and much colder Lexington101^ * ° West / / () g today and to.n^ht* fr t0 40 Dul?n ptcS ^hrolmes Lountu ray char ot Thornton Cruger V // showers. Cloudy and warm and all Holmes County ^ over the weekend. VOL. 4, NO. 46 LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1062 _10c PER COPY Market quotas to face voters Polling places where Hol mes County farmers may - cast ballots in the referendum on marketing quotas for the iV63 upland cotton crop were announced today by 1 jLynn Jordan, chairman of me Holmes Agricultural Sta bilization and Conservation county Committee. The * referendum will be j i held on Tuesday, December 11. Polling places are located ! as follows: ACONA - Downer’s Store. j WEST - McHellan's Imple-J ment Company. j 1 DURANT - City Hall. GOODMAN - W. A. Thomas’ I Office. PICKENS - Tri - County Coop. FRANKLIN - Malone's ^ Store. EBENEZER - Humphrey - ( O’Reilly Store. COXBURG - Coxfburg School j NORTH LEXINGTON Court House. SOUTH LEXINGTON Court House. j Just like Paul wrote it i j by Paul Tardy j J Yes, it’s wonuertui . . .tne j welcome t’ve received here in k xioimes County, oemg a Intie , closer to “home,” 1 nave al- ; ready met a good number of , lellow Carroll Countians and alter only a tew days working nere many of these good Hoi- i me**CounUans are beginning; lo look like hometoiks to me. 'thank you, people! If was a sad day for the I exington Police Department last Thursday as a “pet” member of the squad passed away. Satan, the city’s police dog, handled by George Mus selwhite, died suddenly. An autopsy attributed the cause to a heart attack. Congratulations to Pat Slack daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Slack, on win ning a Blue Riobon and a $25 Savings Bond in a contest on care of sheep. The contest, held in Chicago last week, is sponsored by Livestock Con servations, Inc. It was most interesting to me, strictly a non-fox hunter, trailing down a bit of news on the United States Fox Hunters Field Trials this week. The sight of 98 fine hounds dash ing off at the signal marking the opening of the first cast just at daybreak on a foggy Tuesday morning was a real thrill. One °f the better parts of any gathering such as this is meeting interesting people. And they are here ... all the way from Maryland to Texas. The people of Durant and Holmes County are justly proud of this annual fox hun (Continued on page 8) HOWARD - Brock and Jones store. To HULA - City Hall. CRUDER - Mathias Store. ‘ TxiORNTON - Thornton Gin Company Office. Puns will be open from 8 , t. m. to 6 p. m. Chairman Jordan explained ( hat every effort has been . nade to inform farmers fully t ibout the allotment - quota , Program t Funeral services lv for Mrs. Holleman ne.d in Pickens 1 unerai services fc*r Mrs. slaty jane tiolieman, /J, were xeiu fast Thursday at the Hckens Methodist Church. . Burial followed in the Pickens ; Jemetery with Worthey Fune- 1 ■al Home in charge of ar angements. Mrs. Holleman died, early j Vednesday morning in Kings laughters Hospital in Yazoo ^ Hty following an illness of ibout three weeks. She had >een a registered nurse. Widow7 of Jerry Holleman, * andow7ner and farmer of the < Hckens community, Mrs. Hoi- - eman wras a native of Lake- 1 and, Florida. She had been a c •esident of Pickens for a num- < >er of years and was very ac- < ive in church and community 1 iffairs. Since her husband’s iea'th in 1955 she had made ler home with her daughter, . Mrs. George Utz in Yazoo Jity. She was a member of shiloh Presbyterian Church. She leaves six sons, S. O. j Holleman of Greenville; Alton . Holleman of Benton; J. Lee Holleman of Jackson; Curtis Holleman of Meridian; Dr J. H. Holleman of Columbus; and H. W. Holleman of Kil michael; seven daughters, Mrs. D. O. Langston of Ash ville, Alabama; Mrs. Eunice Low of French Camp; Mrs. M. L. Hemphill of Jackson; Mrs. Robert James Williams of Natchez and Mrs. Utz of Yazoo City. She leaves 34 grandchildren and 11 great - grandchildren. Goodman Negro held in Lexington on murder charge Willie James Ambrose is be ing held on murder charges in the Holmes County Jail at Lexington following the alleg ed shooting of Caledonia Wri ght near Goodman Saturday night. Both are colored. The incident occured near a rural store operated by Cas sie Ross halfway between highways 17 and 51 late Sat urday. The Negroes had been quarrelling for some time, ac cording to witnesses. The girl was shot under the right eye with a .45 automatic The culprit was taken in custody about eight a. m. Sunday morning. G. W. MILES DIES TUESDAY IN JACKSON George Wyatt Miles, well - known business man, died at 11:22 Tuesday in the Vete rans Hospital in Jackson where he had been a patient for the past four weeks. Ser vices were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Crawford Ray officiated. Bur al was in Odd Fellows Ceme ;ery with Southern in charge. Be was 74. ah’. Ames was born and reared in Lexington and liv u neve oil las liie. He was ..igagr-e m iiie merchantile us.ness. He was a veteran of World war 1, a Legionnaire and a Methodist. He leases a brother, David Miles of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Joe H. Moore, also of Lexingtcn. Harvey Hearst dies in Madison Services for Harvey Hearst, 42 year old retired farmer and oachelor of Pickens, was held at 2:30 Monday at Seneache Methodist Church near Good nan. Rev. George Ledbetter officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Worthey Funeral Home. Mr. Hearst died late Satur day night after a heart attack in the Old Mens Home in Madison. Mr. Hearst, who was born and reared in Attala County, had made his home with a sister, Mrs. I). B. Presley, un til several years ago when he moved to the Old Mens Home. Before his retirement he had farmed and was a landowner. Besides Mrs. Presley, he At Durant... 1963 USO Field Trials In full swing Over 250 fox hunters from 13 states gathered in the Em ory community at the north edge of Holmes County at daylight Tuesday morning for the first cast of the 1963 United States Open Fox Hun ters Field Trials, the fourth such annual event to be held from Durant. Headquarters for the hunters is the Durant Hotel where a banquet for all the participants formally opened the event Monday night. Durant city officials and local dignitaries welcomed the visitors and new officers for the coming year were elected at the 'banquet. Guests for the night were land-owners in the area ' where the trials will take place through Friday. They 1 included Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Truitt, Marvin . Cade, Mrs. Festive Christmas season opening in Holmes County communities LHS BAND PERFORMS - The Lex ington High Band was one of many participating in Kosciusko’s Christmas Parade Monday. The Lexington band will also perform in the Lexington pa-ade Thursday afternoon. by Wayne Rodgers Heretofore, I have refrain ed from giving an opinion about anything. For the last iew weeks, though, I have oeen taking a little straw vote on my own of a matter that nas been of concern to me. I do not feel like anyone can consider me prejudiced. I have also had people who were not only Ole Miss fans, but Miss. State, USM? etc., as wrell. The point I’m trying to get across is, I’m sure a majority of fans I believe will agree that the the rating ser vices stink. The worst one of all I be lieve is United Press Interna tional, better Known as UPI. UP1 for straight news cover age is one of the best. For sports ratings, they are sick, i spoke above of prejudice. DPI displays one of the most outstanding cases of prejudice 1 have ever witnessed. To pro ve my case I would like to present the following facts: 1. The voting polls consist of sports writers from all over the country, but the voting majority lies in the north and west. 2. After the Tennessee - Ole Miss game, the Rebels were rated second in the nation be hind Southern California. Southern Cal, I feel, could do no better than fifth, maybe sixth in the SEC. This can be backed up by the fact that no less than four and maybe five of the twelve members of the SEC can be seen in bowl games this month and on New i ear's Day. No less than two of the eight members of the Southwest Conference will be caught in the act of bowling this winter. These tw^o con ferences are composed of twenty teams from eight states. There are eight major bowls, with one of them, the Gotham Bowl, still not a shre uung. ui course^ tins means that there can be no more than 16, possibly not more than 14 teams in major bowl games. There are 48 of the 50 states represented by some 06 “major” college football teams. The two “major” Sou thern conferences, the SEC and the SWC, make up only one-fifth of the major college teams, and represent only one-sixteenth of the 48 re presented states. Yet the men (Continued on page 8) VV. E. Hill, Mrs. Brock Craft, and Charlie Wright of Emo ry, and Mr. and Mrs. Wil mer Grace, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Grace, Miss Gladys Cheek, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dodd of Mt. Pleasant. Instrumental in bringing the now famous trials to Durant originally were Hugh and Norwood Nichols of Lex ington and Vaughn, J. D. Cooper of Durant, A. O. Wat tens oi jacKson ana me iaie Bert Crawford of Green wood, along with USO offi cial Stone J. Crane of Hamil ton, Ala. Cooper, retired railroad man, is chairman of the local committee on ar rangements for the affair this year. He was commend ed at the banquet by Capt. W. M. Buckner, USO vice president, who said, “I have never seen as perfect ar rangements in all my years of field trial attendance as Mr. Cooper has made here in Durant.” Also honored at the ban quet Monday night was John Camp, Director of the Mis sissippi Came and Fish Com mission, who was presented the U S O Outstanding Achievement Award for Promotion of Sports. Officers elected fo-r 19G3 include President D. Varner of Orlando, Florida, first, second and third vice presi dents W. N. Buckner of Ster ret, Ala., E. M. Cannon of Abbeville, Ga. and John D. Watson of Springfield, Tenn., and secretary-treasurer Ar thur Cook of Florence, Ala. After preliminaries o n Monday, the actual trials opened at 6:27 Tuesday morning as 98 of the world’s finest fox dogs broke away in the first cast to put on their best performance for the judges who judged their hunting in the field on horse back. Tuesday winners were Fats Watters, owned by Lar ry Watters of Jackson and Top Star, owned by Sid Maddox of Cookville, Tenn., tied for first place, Eight dogs were eliminated in the first cast leaving 90 for the Wednesday start. A cast will be made each morning through Friday when troph ies will be awarded winners after the final day cast. Master of the Hounds, Gene Torbut of Englewood, Tenn. said the first two days of the trials have been ex cellent. He said the hounds are doing extra well and the weather has been perfect. Giant parade set Thursday, floats, Santa highlight events Holmes County was pre-j paring for the Christmas sea son in a big way this week with special lighung and de corations already up in mosv of the towns. Christmas lights have been turned on in downtown area in Durant, Tchula, Pickens Goodman, and West. Resi dential lighting contests have also been scheduled in most Holmes communities. in Lexington a giant parade Ls planned for Thursday after noon at 5:30 o’clock. The par ade committee has asked al merchants to close their pla jes of business at five o’clock until the parade is completed Floats to be entered in the parade include: V^.ial A' <JX’ AJtlAU-Xy, CeiX ax A^acixia, weaUitiauji vm.e* iuiet, Co. izl, ueauieiouj Aiactor co., xcoiaxy ciuu, A^xxuiS ciuu, Moses r ora Co., &couts} Boy scorns, Uxrx ouOUtS, VVavxxN, R 6x Vv Build ing supply, LivestocK Assn., jayceues, jcexmgton Coca-Co Ad Bottling Co., Aioider Orna mental Iron, \ r w, American xjegion, xviississippi Forestry Commission, Kickernick, and Civil Defense. The Woman’s Club of Dur ant is again sponsoring the Christmas Lighting project. First and second prizes and Honorable mentions will be awarded in each category. Lighting or decorations that received awards in other con tests will not be eligible for awards. Contest fees are fifty cents per entry in the resi dential districts and one dollar in the business district. Residential contestants are invited to enter these contests: Outdoor or Porch tree. Indoor tree. Window decoration. Doorway. General effect. Commercial entrants choose their type of decorations. Everyone is urged to parti cipate in the event. A refund of one dollar from the light bill will be made to those en tering the contest. Lights must be turned on at 6 p. m. and bum until 9 p. m. from Tuesday, Decem ber 18 through De< ember 25. Mrs. H. J. Montgomery is chairman of the Christmas Lighting Contest. Mrs. A. A. Derrick, Jr. is :n charge of the contest in the colored district. In order that the Christmas season might be made more festive and impressive, the Tchula Garden Club will spon sor its annual Christmas light ing contest again this year. Prizes will be given for the most attractive house front, (Continued on page 8) New Editor takes over at Herald Paul Tardy makes his de out as editor of the Holmes County Herald with this is sue. He assumed his new dut ies Saturday replacing Jack Shearer, editor of the paper since October 1960. Tardy former managing editor of the Conservative at Carrollton and of the Star - Herald at Kosciusko is pre sently Commuting from his home in Kosciusko and plans to move here with his family' in mid-January, or as soon thereafter as housing is avail able. A native of Carrollton, Tar dy has lived in Kosciusko the past three years. He is mar ried to the former Allie Sim mons of Sallis. They have two children, a daughter, Paula, 14, .and a son, John, 8. They are Methodists. Readers will note a few of many anticipated changes in. style and policy of the news paper in this first issue. The layout will be on eight col umns in place of the former seven column with the mast head carrying a three-day weather report or other late news of interest. General lay out has undergone slight chan ge. Further adjustments are in the making as new sizes and styles of type are procured, and mechanical set-up is ar ranged. Shearer will stay on at the Herald until shortly before Christmas. He has announced his intentions to enter school for post-graduate after a short vacation.