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DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY XXX L P. 0. BOX 571 --- JACKSON 5, MISS. _ _ ___ — __ mun!Safm« of / / /? ^F f Wf W ^^^k ™A™™ F°RKCAST SI H holmes County rljjrf Ml. JJ glrS Holmes County iHHml mFm LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1962 10c PER COPY LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS, direct ed by Mrs. Lamar Bowie (far right) and accompanied by Brenda Harthcock and Sandra Holder, will be pre sented in the climax to the Christmas Song Festival at 7:30 tomorrow (Friday) night in W. B. Kenna Audi torium. Over 370 people from the first through sixth grades will participate. Chorus members are: Left to right, front row, Tommy Pierce, Bill McLellan, Ar lene Pepper, Andrea Brown, Carol Edwards, Anne Flowers, Sandra Hammett, Marjorie Armstrong, and Sandra Holder; second row, Sallie Pettus, Mary Rog ers, Sherry Byrd, Linda Peacock, Jean Dillon, Sally Autry, Hope Devine, and Mrs. Bowie; and, back row, John Autry, Brenda Harthcock, Gwenda Hammett, Melanie Rav, Sylvia Chisolm, Frances Peacock, Sara beth Ellis Randy Russell, and Lura Rogers. Members not pictured are O. A. Cleveland, Jr., and Sylvia Far mer. Staff phoito. JUST U<£ PM>U \T • • * ’ i QJ o to by Paul Tardy B-R-R-R. Yes, I was one of the many caught napping in first cold spell. My car froze ud as I left home for work Wedij^lday morning about 5 a. rm it filially cleared up after sending out a big cloud of steam, but it took three calls on that bitter cold morning to find a service station with anti-freeze. Anyway, if it warms up a ibit, we’ll have some good hog killing weath er. THE LEXINGTON Christ mas parade last Thursday was really something to be proud of. The number and quality of the floats far exceeded any thing I woud have expected in a town its size. Some said the crowd of viewers was the biggest ever, too. Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce work ers, and others participating are to be commended on such a fine show. SOMETHING new has been added, according to Robert L. Meadows, who opened his accountant’s* office over Ma yo’s Grocery in Lexington re cently. Mr. Meadows, former state tax auditor and U. S. Treasury tax auditor, says he is the very first accountant to register in Holmes County. Welcome, Mr. Meadows. Ano ther sign of progress. STILL meeting new hosoit able Holmes Countians. Had a pleasant visit to Tchula Monday after several at tempas to get away from the office for the trip. Mayor Frank Wooten says there are big things coming up for the delta city, so we’re looking forward to some good news from over that way for the paper soon. We know it will come, too, when he’s got folks like Marshall Bennett and Frank Clark working with him. ANOTHER Tardv coming up, but you won’t have to put up with him too regularly if my guess is right. Son John nv contributed his column to this issue and we’re naturallv happy to have him aboard Some of you just might like to read what an eight-vear-old boy has to get off his chest You'll find it in front of the second section. HERE we are in our second week, by George, and it has been a struggle. We are ex panding slightly this week though and hoping to clean out all the galleys . . . that is to say we hope we won’t lea ve out your special ibit of news. The scarecitv of space is still with us, but we are work ing on that problem and will certainlv someday have it sol ved by ironing out our mecha nical difficulties and selling more advertising space. Right now we would like to run more ads telling of the new services and added lines of merchandise at the Herald but we just don’t have room to run those “house ads.” HJC football banquet honors 1962 lettermen Qb Charles Myers signs for Ole Miss scholarship Holmes Junior College held fts annual football banquet Friday night with Buster Poole, line coach at Ole Miss, as the featured speaker. Guests included the player’s parents, school cheerleaders and faculty members with Milton Case, president of the Canton Touchdown Club, as master of ceremonies. Head coach Billy Mustin announced that Quarterback Charles Myers of Durant and Fullback Charles McCluskey of North Carrollton had been named permanent co-captians for the 1962 season. iviyers was awaiueu uic most valualble back trophy, while End Johnny Vaughn of Durant captured the most val uable lineman award. These trophies were started by the late Ras Branch, former pre sident of the college and head football coach fo>r many years. Tackle Alan Wallace of Kos ciusko and McCluskey receiv ed the .most improved line man and back awards. Others presented a trophy from the Canton Touchdown Club based on attitude, leader ship and spirit with Tackle Charles Peeples of Weir being the honored player. Letter winners included Ends Jimmy Whittemore, Joe Howard, Gwin Taylor, James Taylor, Paul Tompkins and Vaughn; Tackles Mike Tomp k’nis, John MgAdams, R:lly Strawbridge, Paul Swindoll, Peeples and Wallace; Guards Doug Peterson, Bennie Wade, .Timmy Brown, Jack Scarbo rough, William Ellington, and Mullen rites held Sunday Mrs. Launa Terry Mullen, well known Holmes County resident, died in the Holmes County Community Hospital Saturday morning at 3:30 after a long illness. She was 83. Services were conducted in the chapel of Southern Fune ral Home at 2 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Crawford Ray officiated, assisted by the Rev. P. D. Bragg. Burial was in the Aco na Cemetery with Southern in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mullen was 'born and reared in the Acona commu nity. Her husband, H. E. Mu' len, is a retired farmer and landowner.. She was a memib^ of the First Methodist Church of Lexington. Besides her husband, sh^ leaves a son, Henry Mullen both of Lexmgton; four bro thers, Joe Terry of Green wood, Hallie Terry and How ard Terry, 'both of Lexington and Lee Terry of Money; a sister, Mrs. J. C. Thorp of the Acona community; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers w$re A. P. Car roll, J. R. Goza, Marvin Me Lellan, Ad Rutledge, W. R. Sullivan and C. 0. Sudbeck. I Don Estes; Centers Jimmy I Phillips and W. T. Ruff; Quar terback Robert Marascaleo. Roger Bynum and Myers; Halfbacks Morris Keith, Flo yd Davis, Bill Kindred, Ros coe Rosamond, James Harri son, Thomas Caffev and Pay ne Spence and Full'bacqs Ral ph Walker and McCluskev. Myers became the first jun ior college player in many vears to sign with the Ole Miss Rebels. The Durant field general recently received hon orable mention Junior College All-American on the William son Rating System Poll. Newspaper cites Lexington man Development of Mississip pi’s airport program under the leadership of C. A. “Bud” Moore of Lexington, director of the Miss. Aeronautics Com mission, was the topic of a feature story in last Sunday’s Clarion Ledger-Jackson Daily News. “The Commission now has construction of new or enlarg ing airport projects underway in a numfber of thriving state communities, all tending to aid in the further attraction of new industry,” the article said. Mr. Moore has listed ap proved projects for which funds have been allocated and now in the planning stage as: Forest, new paved airport; Macon, turf landing strip: Cleveland, strengthen runway and clear approaching zones; Magee, new paved airport; and Wiggins, new paved air port. Last week, Director Moore, John M. Dempsey, state air port engineer, and two Fede ral Aviation Agency engineers, visited Louisville. Ackerman. West Point and Houston to in spect and tentatively approve paving and lighting installa tions. Rotarian hear former resident Dr. J. H. Kyzar, who served as minister of the Lexington Baptist Church from 1931-34, was guest speaker at the re gular Tuesday luncheon meet ing of the Lexington Rotary Club. He delivered an inspiration al address on the meaning of Christmas challenging h;v audience to emphasize the re-' ligious aspects of the obser vance. Dr. Kyzar is presently serv ing at the First Baptist Chur ch in Greenwood. He was introduced by Will Barrett, program chairman. Charles Myers Ole Miss bound This past season Myers led the team in five different de partments. He threw 142 pes ses, completing 63 for 11 touchdowns and 1122 yards In total offense, Charles was in on 265 plays fc-r 1528 yards and a game average of 152.8 yards. He punted 25 times for 836 yards and a 33.4 average, one kick traveling 56 yards. He led in punt returns wtih 14 and kickoff returns with 12 and was third in scoring with 30 points. Parade draws record crowd in Lexington A crowd estimated at 3,000, probably the largest ever, witnessed Lexington’s 1962 Christmas Parade last Thurs day afternoon. Nearly 30 units participated in the event with floats de picting various Christmas scenes and four high school bands adding color to the parade. First place for best float was awarded Holder’s Repair and Ornamental Iron Shop, while Moses Ford Co. was a repeat winner in the business decorations category. The Henson - KicKermc* (Lexington Industries) float took second place honors and the Lexmgton Brownie Troop awarded third. The Riley Co. was second in the store window judging and Holmes County Bank third. A group of out-of-town jud ges selected the winners. Bus;ness places were closed from 5-5:30 p. m. in order that employees could watch the parade. Bands participating includ ed Holmes Junior College, Tchula High School, Lexington High, and Vaiden High. The appearrance of Santa Claus climaxed the festivities. Big event Friday for 4-H Clubs Awards banquet highlights year Holmes County 4-H Club members who have achieved excellence during the past year will be honored at the third annual Achievement Banquet at Holmes Junior College Friday night. nignugnttng me program, which is scheduled to begin at seven o’clock, will be the pre sentation of awards and certi ficates to 40 Holmes young sters and an address by Dr. D. B. Roark, personnel direct or of Mississippi Chemical Corp. of Yazoo City. In all, about 115 persons will attend the event including the local youngsters to be honored, their parents, mem bers of the Holmes County Board of Supervisors, mem bers of the press, and exten sion service officials. Associate County Agent Duane Tucker and Associate Home Agent Joy Frizell, who co-ordinate the 4-H Club ac tivities in the county, are ar ranging the program and will present the citations and awerds for outstanding ach ievement. Club members who are help ing plan the program include Kim Kimbrough. Ill of Lex ington, son of iMr. and Mrs lohn Kimbrough; Melinda Sample of Ebenezer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sample; and Memrv Moses of Lexing ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs William Moses. In addition to the youths who will receive awards, a number of adult leaders will be honored for their contribu tions to the overall program Their identity will remain a secret until the banquet, how ever. Among the dignitaries ex pected to attend are L. H. Moseley, District Agent; and C. M. Chaffey. Associate State 1-H. leader. Both will make brief remarks. The event is of special sig nificance here, since Holmes County was the birthplace of the 4-H Club movement. There are presently more than 500 members in the county. Among the awards to be presented the winners of which have not been announc ed, are the scholarship awards, the Danforth Founda tion awards, and several oth ers of significance. New mem hers will also be inducted into the county Honor Club. Pictures of the youngsters who will be honored at the banquet can be found trough out this week’s Herald. Those not pictured, but who will also be cited are as fol lows: JOHN MAXWELL of the Pickens Pace Setters Club was a county 4-H winner in Public Speaking and Achievement, the 1962 state Public Speaking winner and wTas first alter nate in the 1962 National Pub lic Speaking Record Contest. He wras also the 1962 state Personality Improvement win ner, a 1962 Danforth Founda- r tion winner, the 1962 Radio ' winner, a state Al--Star pied- ' ge, a member of the 1962 I county Honor Club, and a 4-H ;1 exchangee. LINDA THOMAS of Tchula was county winner in Home , Improvement. She was re ( creation leader in her schoo Hub and participated in the ; lunior Exchange program ; last year. VICKI STEWART of Pick • ens was a county Foods win- \ ner and a devotional leader 1 cor her local club. ( PATRICIA HENDERSON of i Tchula is a 4-H county Gar den winner and is president t of her local club. t GAIL BLACK of Pickens is \ a 4-H winner in public speak- - ing and is secretary of her ~ community club. TOM SLACK, a member of f the Pickens Pace Setters, was ' a 4-H county winner in Beef, j exhibited the Grand Champ- j ion steer at the county show, - and exhibited a blue ribbon steer at the District and * Round-Up shows. ED WORD of the Lexington lunior Club was a 4-H county t winner in dairying, showed £ the grand champion female at c the district show in Green- s wood in 1962, and is president I of his local club. r Billie Faye Knox Beth McWilliams Citizenship Girls announced by DAR Billie Faye Knox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FI. L. Knox of Tchula, and Beth McWil liams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McWilliams of Lexington, have been chosen as D. A. R. Good Citizenship Girls. Miss Knox, in addition to being selected DAR Good Citizenship Girl, is a past girl stater; president of the senior class; president of the stud ent council: president of the Patriotic Youth Organization in Tchula: president of the local 4-H Club Chapter; vice president of the 4-H Club Council; majorette and twirler in the band. £>ne was a county winner in the wool division of the dress) revue and was first alternate and blue ribbon winner in the Mid-South 4-H Dress Revue' selected as the most outstand ing 4-H Girl in Holmes Coun ty: was winner of two troph ies in 4-H this year - one in public speaking and one in personality and self improve ment: was named Lexington’s Junior Miss. She is a member and serves as pianist of the First Baptist Church in Tchu- i la. i Miss McWilliams, editor of the Beacon, Lexington High i School newspaper, is president ] of the Student Council, pre sident of Quill & Scroll, mem- i her of Latin Club and' was a i member of Girls State. , She is treasurer of Missis sippi Scholastic Press Asso ciation and first vice president of the Lexington Patriotic Youth Organization. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church. Garden club plans annual lighting event The annual Christmas resi dential lighting contest spon sored by the Lexington Gar den Club will be judged bet ween Thursday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 25. Awards will be presented in five categories with separate awards given for religious and non-religious entries in each class, according to Mrs. J. H. Bowie, president of the sponsoring club. Classes will include Door way, Window, Outdoor Christ mas Tree, Outdoor Scene, and Overall Front Picture. Mississippi Power and Light Co. is donating a grand prize for the outstanding entry. Residents who plan to par ticipate in the event have been urged to turn on their lights during the period of judging. FLYING ROUTT1E, owned and shown here by Gene "Reed, noted fox hunter of Carrollton and Wino na, was judged the top fox hound in the United States Open Fox Hunters Field Trials held from Durant last week. The dog won first place in trailing, speed, drive and endurance. He competed in the five-day event against 97 ether top hounds from various parts of the United States. Photo courtesy Jack Warren, Jr.