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Holmes County herald. (Lexington, Miss.) 1959-current, June 20, 1963, Image 1

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
“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
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
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
1. i will endorse the County
Unit System as? recommended
by the Mississippi Economic
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
G. X will be a full time Sup
1 will appreciate any con
sideration that you might give
me in the coming election.
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
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
“The Zip Code is literally
the last word in mail address
ing,” they said, “It should
follow the city and state in
An example was cited on
the proper use of the num
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
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
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
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
Patricia is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Chisolm.

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