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Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, December 06, 1962, Image 1

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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.
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.
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
PICKENS - Tri - County
FRANKLIN - Malone's ^
EBENEZER - Humphrey - (
O’Reilly Store.
COXBURG - Coxfburg School j
Court House.
Court House. j
Just like
Paul wrote it i
by Paul Tardy 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
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
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
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
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 -
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.
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
He was a veteran of World
war 1, a Legionnaire and a
He leases a brother, David
Miles of Lexington; a sister,
Mrs. Joe H. Moore, also of
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
Mr. Hearst died late Satur
day night after a heart attack
in the Old Mens Home in
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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

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