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Durant Rotary Club president Grady
Harcrcw congratulates Nat Rogers, president of Deposit Guaranty Bank of jackson, on speech made to club at Friday neon meeting. At right is Mrs. Louise Durham, who introduced the' speaker, and left, Charles Durham, program chairman. Staff photo •Jackson hammer tells Sin rant Rotary of Mississippi progress JUST iiKe \T \\ Harden Ervin claimed to be brolje before sailing off on an European tour. Ha. He don't know nothing yet. Just wait'll he gets back! At least, though, he left his business in good hands. Bob by Wardell, his right - hand man for the past six months, is in charge. He'll probably have the concrete business in good shape when Harden gets back. Bon voyage, Er vins. Beginning July 1 everybody must remember their com munity Zip Code number to add-to tneir address for fast er delivery of mail. Even mougn this mail - by - the - numbers system may be a bit complicated it must have some good qualities. There fore, it would be only fitting that the State of Mississippi adopt its use and add to the voter qualification test: What is your zip code number? Some people are very “touchous’ about their favo rite candidate. Frinstance: Mr. Coleman’s Holmes Coun ty headquarters, headed by Homer Daniel and A. L. Gib son, criticized me somewhat sharply tor insinuating in my column last week that Mr. Coleman is a communist. 1 certainly did not. Com nrurtist is /a nasty, nasty word, and it is furtherest from my thoughts to refer to Mr. Coleman, or even Mr. John Kennedy as such. Only a long-gone fool would think that either of them are. I hereby extend my most serious and sincere apologies to Messrs. Coleman and Ken nedy for the unwitting infer ence, and to Messrs. Gibson and all others who might have construed my little rhyme - making as an accusation. I have the highest respect for Mr. Coleman as ex-gover Oontinned on section back) “Mississippi will be the most desired and sought after state in the union,” Nat Ro gers, president of Deposits Guaranty Bank of Jackson, told the Durant Rotariains Friday. He was speaking at the club’s regular lnucheon meeting in Hotel Durant. Rogers said that Mississip pi is nearing the goal of bal ancing agriculture with in dustry. He pointed out that in 1940 cotton afforded sixty per cent of the state’s income, out by 1960 had dropped to on ly forty two per cent, and was exceeded in income by livestock the past year. In dustrial employment rose from 67,000 in 1940 to ever 130,000 in 1960, he said For the greatest opportuni ty in the state, Rogers point ed to the wood products in dustry and predicted that Revival starts Sunday at First Baptist Dr. James S. Riley will conduct revival services at First Baptist Church in Lex ington Monday through Fri day of next week. Dr. Riley is pastor of Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. Services will be held daily at 7 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after each morning service in Fellowship Base ment. Singing will be led by Bennie. Dr. Riley, a native Mem phian, has served as pastor of churches in Tennesse, Mis sissippi and Texas. He was named to his present position in 1956. At present he is on the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Seminary. Hou ston Baptist College, and the Memorial Baptist Hospital of Houston. Dr. Riley is in great de mand as an evangelist in church revivals, having prea ched in many of the largest churches of the Southern Bap tist Convention. “We are most fortunate to have Dr. Riley preach for us in the church at Lexington,” said the Reverend Paul Bragg, pastor of the church. “You are urged to be present for as many of these services as possible.” Fonrical season was ornciany openeu nere vveuneo^ay as gubernatorial candidate Charles Sullivan spoke to £ gathering in the Court Yaijd. Other candidates speaking were Carroll Cartin, candidate for Lt. Governor anc Senator John C. McLaurin, candidate for Attorney General. Above. Sullivan is greeted by James Peastei Billy Ellis and Frank Hughes as fie arrived at ^xingror Airport Wednesday morning: Staff photo major pulp and paper plants and other wood using indust ries would be moving into the state soon. He said in this field Mississippi is producing more wood products at a fast rate of increase than any oth er state. Not to be overlooked, Rog ers noted, is the 3500 produc ing oil wells in the state and Sunday, June 23, is to be observed as "Stewardship Sunday” at First Methodist Church of Lexington with members of the Commission on Stewardship and Finance to have charge of the pro gram. The tentative budget for the new conference year will be discussed by W. A. Ramsey; The Importance of Systematic Giving will be discussed by G. S. Patterson, church trea surer; and The Basis of Christian Stewardship will be presented by Parham H. Wil liams, Jr. "We urge every member to ne present for this important and timely program,” Rev. C. L. Ray said. He announced that there will be no evening service at the church due to revival ser vices going on at the Lexing ton Baptist and Presbyterian churches. the tremendous increase in recreation and travel attrac tions. He said the whole state benefits from these. Touching briefly on the rac ial tensions in Jackson, he commended Allen Thompson cn being "extremely skilled in dealing with this sort of thing.” Rogers was introduced by Mrs. Louise Durham, whom he graciously recognized ms a close personal friend. Oregon Memorial Church holds Building Fund Day Sunday was “Building F-'unjd Day” at Oregon Mem orial Church. A goal set for this special day was to raise $1,000 for the new educa tional annex, a work already in progress. When the of ferings were counted, it was found that almost ,$1,500 had been given. j For several years, thought ! had been given to the idea ; oi expanding the educationai facilities of the church, ana j building a larger fellowship i hall, but not until recently ! did any plan take shape ' “Then everyone seemed tc 1 ‘catch fire’ with the idea,’ the two pastors of the church said. On a not-too-distant Sun day afternoon, the pastors the Reverends Roy Raddin Baptist, and C. L. Ray, Meth odist, met with Thirnas E Hearn, E. E. Shaw, Harrs Stewart, Wade Logan and C W. Bailey briefly at the chur ch to draft plans for building and financing the proposec structure. A 20 foot by 40 foot additioi consisting of three Sund^ij School rooms, two rest roim; and a large Fellowship Hal was proposed. A bid of abou §4000* by Stepp & Lott Lumbei Company was accepted bj the members. Letters were written to al resident and non - residen members as well as to friends i of the church, telling them o: r this special endeavor and spe J cial day. “All if us are still rejoicing over the accomplishments and the gifts. Offerings are ! still coming in, so there is yet time) for ahyjone whe would like to help. Any a mount will be duly recorded and greatly appreciated,” the pastors said. They said they felt that an ‘‘Open House” would 'be pos sible in the near future. Lexington family touring Europe Mr. and Mrs. Harden Ervin and son, Watt, sailed yester day from New York on the Queen Elizabeth for a thirty five day European tour. They al arguments and violations printing expense, and $3,000 in will be joined at Basil, Switz erland by another son, Har Jen, Jr., who is stationed at Ulm, Germany with the U. S. Army. Harden, Jr. will tour with them through Italy, Monte Carlo and Paris. The return ■ ocean, trip will be aboard the : Queen Mary. They are sche i dulea to arrive in New York July 23. The trips to and from New York will be by rail. i-— Acona Methodists get new pastor The Acona Methodist Char ge will be headed by the Rev erend G. L. Wells who replac l ed former pastor, the Rever ■ end Joe Young, who was i transferred to Tishomingo. The new pastor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton C. Wells of Friars Point. He is married to the former Sylvil lie Heliums of Vardaman. He has recently completed two years at Wood Junior i(College and will enter Mill > saps this fall. J. P. Love asks re-election as Representative Representative J. P. Love of Tchula reported to this newspaper yesterday that he had qualified for reelec tion to one of two posts in the Honse from Holmes County, Three other candi dates have previously made their opening statements. Rep. Love said that other pressing affairs had delay ed his announcement, but but that he intends to get ' started on his campaign within a few days. He said his opening state ment would be published soon, possibly next week, giving details of his plat form and campaign. Sam Patterson revivalist for Presbyterians The Reverend Sam C. Pat terson, president of French Camp Academy, will conduct evangelistic services at First Presbyterian Church of Lex ington, June 23 through 28, it is being announced by the Reverend Fred Fowler, pas tor. Services are set for 7 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. daily with Sunday services at the regu lar hour. They will be broad cast over WXTN at 9:30 a. m., Rev. Fowler said. Rev. Patterson, a native of Fort Morgan Colorado, serv ed as a chaplain in the Mar ine Corps during World War II, and has held pastorates in Martinsville, Virginia and Leland, Mississippi. He has headed Frenjch Camp Aca demy since 1950, and has led that school in a greatly re vitalized and expanded pro gram. Rev. Fowler invites the people of this area to “Come and bring your friends.” Lions make Mississippi hospitality reality for transient St. Louis couple Shower of gifts, fellowship highlight Hospitality Week Mr. and Mrs. Kent Kes terson of St. Louis, Mo., were victims of a “Mock Arrest’’ staged by the Lex ington Lions Club, last Monday afternoon as they travelled south on Highway 51 just out of Durant. The “arrest” was staged by the Lions as a part of Hos pitality Week and the young couple accepted the club’s in vitation to enjoy Southern Hospitality at its best. The Kestersons, Marilyn and Kent, were taken to the Lexington Motel bv the Lions, their car’s gas tank was fill ed, their ciar washed ami greased and Mrs. Kesterson was escorted to a beauty par lor while Kent took a short tour of the business district and received various gifts. At early evening they were escorted to the Holmes Coun ty Country Club to be guests of honor and recepients of many useful and valuable gifts at the annual fish fry and Laches Night of the Lexington Lions Club. Marvin McLellan, well known humorist and speaker and known as the “Sage of the Sand Hills,” served as master of ceremonies after a hot meal of fresh cat fish and the trimmings. Among the many industrial firms from Holmes County making presentations of gifts to the young couple were Black Creek Charcoal Company, Henson - Kickernick, Durant Sportswear, Hungerford Plas tics and Mississippi Industrial Land and Timber Corp. Kent Kesterson has served this past year as minister of music at the Wallace Avenue Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, He and Marilyn expressed their appreciation and feelings to the approxi mate 1^0 assembled Lio^is, wives, Industrialists and city and civic leaders by saying, Guardsmen return after 2-weeks’ duty Lexington’s National Guard unit will return home Sunday, June 23, having completed a (difficult but successful two weeks of field training at Camp Shel by. The unit is part of the 31st Inf. (Dixie) Division. The men of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 114th Artillery will return to their civilian jobs after their fourteen days of living the rigorous life of a field artilleryman. “We feel that Battery A has had a highly successful and profitable field training," said Capt. Guy T. Green, commander of the unit. “I am proud of the way the men came through.” The Lexington unit won the plaudits of higher command ers despite the fact that the unit is currently below streng th. “I want the men of Battery A to know that I personallv appreciate the hard work they did while at Camp •Shelby,” said Maj. Gen. Clau de P. Clayton, commanding general of the Division. “It was especially difficult to put in a top performance because of their strength shortage but they overcame that obstacle and performed well,” the general continued. Capt. Green and M/Sgt. Robert D. Rinicker, the full time National Guard techni cian with the Lexington unit said that Battery A would be gin an intensive recruiting campaign soon after return ing from Camp Shelby. The Lexington unit has va cancies for as many as fif teen men and will attempt to fill those vacancies as soon as possible. Eligible young men and their parents interested in knowing the many advant ages of National Guard ser vice are urged to call Sgt. Rinicker at the Lexington Na tional Guard Armory. “Southern hospitality is fine . . and Lexington Hospitality even better.” The mock arrest charge was dropped and the, young couple continued their trip to New Orleans where Kenl will enter the Baptist Theo logical Seminary to secure his Master’s degree in Music W. S. Odom announces for supervisor pen I Wildridge S. Odom of Durant this week makes his formal statement in behalf of his candidacy for the of fice of Supervisor, District Two. His statement fol lows: To the qualified voters of Beat Two, Holmes County: 1 want to take this oppor tunity to let the voters of this district know that I am a candidate for Supervisor of Beat Two. I am a liflong re-' sident of Durant; I am a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic Locjge of Durant, member of the Farm Bureau, Men’s Garden Club ox Durant and a past mem uer of tiie Military Engineers ox America. 1 have had fif teen years of experience in engineering and highway con struction with the Mississippi Highway Department and the United States Engineers. I feel that this experience will oe of great help in the job as Supervisor. I am at present serving as Alderman of the City of Dur ant. I would like to submit to the voters the things that I will attempt to do as your Supervisor. 1. i will endorse the County Unit System as? recommended by the Mississippi Economic Council. 2. 1 will oppose any at tempt to revive the million dollar bond issue that we de feated on J,uly 5, 1961. 2. I intend to form a Beat Two Industrial Committee to aiu in octuimg our Beat. 4. X will cooperate with the officials of Holmes Junior Col lege in every way that I can. 5. I will wage a constant fight to keep taxes as low as possible. G. X will be a full time Sup ervisor. 1 will appreciate any con sideration that you might give me in the coming election. Sincerely, Wildridge S. Odom Lexington Scouts attend Camporee The annual Boy Scout Cam poree of the Mataleho District was held June 7 - 9 at the Holmes County State Park. Scouts from four counties in cluding Madison, Holmes, Attala, and Leake attended and most of the troops left with at least one award. This was the first year in didn’t win the attendance cup four years that Lexington which is presented for the greatest number of visitors at the first campfire. Lexing ton won the Adventure Trail ar.d second place in the Com pass Course. Lexington 'boys attending were Chuck Carson, Larry Auerbach, Watt Ervin, Jerry Read and Billy Siddon. By Billy Siddon Smokey Bear Story Hour at local libraries Miss Georgia McIntyre. Holmes County Librarian, an nounced today that the Smo key Bear Story Hour has star ted at Pickens, Goodman, Durant, Lexington and Tchula libraries. Details on dates and hours may be obtained from local librarians. Children of preschool throu to attend the sessions of story reading. Children above the third will do summer reading. At the conclusion of the program, a picnic will be held for the groups. Hospitality "victim” Kent Kesterson of St. Louis gets fitted for a jacket from Durant Sportswear by plant manager, W. H. McNeese while Mrs. Kesterson looks on. In background are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hyman who al setting is Holmes County Country Club at Lexington as the Lions spon sored a thorough “Mississippi Wel come’’ on the couple chosen to honor Iduring Hospitality Week in Mississip pi. Staff photo Zip Code postal system becomes effective July 1 st Zip Code, the Post Office Department's revolutionary new system of improved mail dispatch and ,delivery, goes into effect nationally on July 1, it was announced today by Holmes County postmasters. Post Offices over the coun- . . , .. ty received assignment of their Zip Code numbers Tues day. The post office Zip Code number v/ill be used by every one on all correspondence to speed mail deliveries and re duce the chance of mjs-sent mail, the postmasters an nounced. They stressed the import ance of all citizens learning the Zip Code number for their particular post office and using it in their return address on all corresponden ce. In answering mail, Zip Codes taken from return ad dresses on incoming mail should be used. The new Zip Code plan, they said, for the first time will permit Post Office De partment to short-cut repeat ed address reading. The ad dress on mail must often be read as many as eight times by postal employees, to get it to the proper destination. Each handling slows the pro cess of ip ail dispatch am) auus iu uie ujjpui luun.y iui human error. “With Zip Code, a clerk needs only to glance at the code and know immediately to what national area, state and post office the letter is destined, and to speed it on its way, cutting up to 24 hours off the time between deposit and delivery.,” they said. “The Zip Code is literally the last word in mail address ing,” they said, “It should follow the city and state in addresses.” An example was cited on the proper use of the num ber: C. B. Minyard, Postmaster U. S. Post Office Lexington, Miss. 39095 They said that when Zip Code was in full swing, the United States will have “the most modern system of mail distribution and delivery in existence.” Continued on section back) Dr. Houston will attend MOA meeting Dr. Frank E. Houston of Lexington, Mississippi will at tend the Mississippi Opto met ric Association Annual Meet ing in Biloxi on June 30, July 1 and 2. Guest speakers will be vis ion experts Dr. Spurgeon Eu re, Dean, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Ten nessee, who will speak on “Glaucoma,” and Dr. Tho mas Brundardt, Salina, Kan sas, who will speak on “Fut ure of Contact Lenses.” Acona Revival to end Friday The Reverend J. H. Holder, pastor of the Tchula Metho dist Church, is guest speaker at the Revival now in progress at Acona Methodist Church. Services are being he'd dai ly at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. through Friday night. Holmes has overseas visitor Miss Eugenia Feyder Nos pelt of Luxemburg, a 4-H Club exchange member, is visiting in the home of Pat ricia Chisolm of the Coxburg Community as part of a six - months stay in various parts of the United States. Eugenia, 20, is spending two weeks with Patricia and will go next to Idaho where she will visit in several homes for short periods of time for the three months. She is one of many chosen in the International Farm Youth Exchange program for the annual summer visits. 4-K members are chosen for outstanding work in the club, school and community. Ex change members are chosen in the U. S. by the State 4-H Club Department, and in for eign countries by a similar or ganization. Eugenia was assigned here through a request Patricia en tered through her local clu ). The main purpose of the program is to educate young people as to the way of life in other countries. Two 4-Hers from Mississippi have been chosen and will leave soon for foreign countries. Eugenia had a short stay in Washington, D. C. prior to her arrival here. She re , ..._ —.0 Nospelt of Luxem burg tries out the linotype in the Herald shop under /-Jirortinne: nf oDerator Bill Rodgers. ported that the people of Hol mes County “live more like we do’’ than do those of Was hington. She said the thing that impressed her most while in the U. S. is the weather. She didn’t think it could he so hot. Patricia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Chisolm.