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New addition to Durant Sportswear is this 20,000
square foot storage building. The structure brings 4*^ •'"'v C\-w /* I a the total area occupied by the factory to 57,000 feet over twice its original size. ♦ I This newspaper is gaining Ml prestige almost daily. New we B have the distinction of adding B to our mailing list a subscnp 1 lion from none other than the 1 great and just Civil Fights ■ Division, Department of Just H ice, Washington, D. C. At last m we get notional recognition. I [ feel it only fitting to pass I on my howdy to Messrs. John ■ Soar. Bob Owens. John Ros ■ enberg, Frank Schwelb and ■ others who made visits into ■ our great state of Mississippi ■ solving our civil rights pro ^■blems. Hope you enjoy read ■ ing our homey news. ■ Regardless of who reads or ■ 'oesn’t read our paper, we I „m continue to carry on out B..frorts in the battle for jua I ;e for white people, as we> |B ; Negroes. ■ Our favorite Vicksburg sis ^■ler-in-law gets credit for this H,,nV: When all the jobs, posi ^■tions arid, opportunities ai ■equalized, who s going . ■Huntley or Brinkley? ■I public Safety Commission Her T. B. Birdsong reminds u: ■ that the drivers license re ■ newal period is here agan 108,000 Mississippi drivers H ind urges early renewal Bet H:er do it, too, because them |H mighty fine things to haw gj when ' a patrolman looks h Bjrour car window. Get your fishing license ■jiow, too, and help me re BH member to get mine. All fish Mng and hunting licenses ex June 30, and really, fish Ing will probably get better Wi --- §£|f Co W’est, young man . . ■Blor your vacation. Most o Iiose who have gone east vard report rain, rain an< nore rain for their vacation Villiam Moses who just re .irned from Florida report fH^t rainy vacation, and a can ■fl rom neighbors, Mrs. Loui ■hepper and children, say ®|ht*r haven’t been able t< ■ ;ee' much Georgia for th« (( ontimuMl on hack page) Durant Sportswear expands Employees to get biggest vaction Pay Durant Sportswear has just complete a second major expansion within its four-year history *n Durant with the construction of an addition to add 20,000 square feet of storage space to the main building. Goods were being moved into the new section over the week end. The new addition, added to the earlier expansion of 14,000 feet brings the total plant ar ea to 57,000 square feet. “This will give us the area to do a better job . . . aiKf, a, mu<~n smoother operation, the ow ners said. Alvin Shutzer, factory eo owner, said, “Only through the wonderful cooperation ot the people of the Durant area and the leadership oi the Durant Industrial Council was this growth possible.’’ “These things are accomp lished only by people working . together,” he said. ; The new structure conforms - inside and out in color ant ' design with the original build • ing and incorporates high - powered lighting needed in ; side for proper handling o ? the jackets and coats mans i factured. It has a very higl ceiling to hold coats up ti four and five levels in stor ; age. Shut/.er announced that tin plant will close down \\ ed nesday night for a long Jul' Fourth holiday for employees ‘ Workers will receive theii vacation pay at that time • the largest amount ever giv ^ en by the company. ^ \ Shutzer also stated tha they still have openings fo: ! qualified personnel. ; On August 25. Duran 1 Sportswear products well b< 5 featured on the Dupont Shov ; of the Week over nation-wid< > television, it wras announce! ? by the company. Yates gets bank degree Jack B. Yates, charman of the board, First National Bank of Lexington, was one cf 188 bankers graduated June 2- from the School of Banking of the South. Dr. Martin D. Woodin, execu tive vice president of L.cuis ana State University, ad dressed commencement ceremonies marking the end of the 14th annual two week session of the bank ing school on the LSU campus. The school, sponsored by It state bankers associations, re quires attendance at three spring sessions at IjSU, plut extensive Home study work during the remainder of the year. Orrin H. Swayze, di •ector of the banking scnool said, ‘Your study and ef . forts through this progran nave given you a better un derstanding of banking ane economics. We believe yoi 1 nave been inspired to rendei greater service in your life’! ■ eailing.’.’ Mr. Swayze is exe ' eutive vice president of th< First National Bank of Jack ■ son. During their three years ‘ a. 1/Sl', bankers receive ISO hours of classroom instruc tion, 30 hours o/ review work, organized evening ‘ study and final examina - tions at the end of the year’s session. Since the • school started in 11)50, it has awarded certificates to . 1,440 graduates. The stu dent body this year repre sented 1!) states and Puerto Rico. In addition to lec tures, much of the instruc tion involves small group study of hanking and bus iness case studies. • Other officials taking par • in the graduation ceremonie I included Walter W. Schroe der, chairman of the SBS ex (Continued on hack page) Zip Codes given for Holmes County Post Offices nationwide will begin using the new Zip Code numbers to be tacked onto the end of ad dresses for increased postal efficiency July 1. Zip Codes for all post of fices in Holmes County have been assigned as fol lows : Durant . 39063 Cruger . 38924 Kbene/.er . 39064 Goodman . 39097 Lexington . 39095 Pickens ....... 39146 Tcliula . 39169 Thornton . 39172 West . 39192 All mail patrons are urg ed to make use of their re spective numbers after July 1. "Operation 105" to improve baseball field for Du rant boys The Lions Club and Jun ior Chamber of Commerce of Durant have kicked off i their joint project of “Ope ration 105” to raise funds for the completion of “the best Little League Baseball Field in Holmes County.” The project was so named because the goal can be completed with 100 dona tions of 5 dollars each, ac cording to Ralph Ellington, president of the Lions Club. I hi pro vein ent plans on the field call for installation of 30 feet of bleachers to seat IOC spectators and a heavy steel fence backstop about 40 feel by 18 feet with posts to be set in concrete. Ellington said, “The fenc ing will connect to the back stop and run about 60 feet down each side of the play ing field with a gate on each side for dugouts, which we t can also /build during this 3 Operation 105.” Anyone willing to help - “Operation 105” may do so by making contributions ■ dl^^uring^^Hospitality Week!" were Misses Paufa land and Marjorie Armstrong. "Lets Ring the Bells Again" Mrs. Wilburn Hooker has been named chairman of “Let’s Ring the Beks Again” campaign in Hol mes County, it was announced by Mrs. Lee Moss, state chairman. Mrs. Hooker is requesting that every bell in the county be rung at noon on July 4 in conjunction with the statewide observance. At the same time Governor Ross Barnett “re quests the cooperation of patriotic Mississippians in rededication to our heritage as Americans by ringing every bell in the state at the scheduled noon hour.’’ Gov. Barnett issued a proclamation pro claiming “. . . July 4. 1963, as our INDEPEND ENCE DAY,’ a day devoted to focusing attention upon our heritage by ringing of bells from public buildings, churches and schools starting at 12:00 o’clock Noon Central Standard Time, and to con tinue for two minutes. I cail upon our people to re kindle our dedication to our democratic institutions and become more eloquent examples of our Ameri can Heritage.” In support of the program, the Mississippi Soc iety, Daughters of the American Revolution passed a resolution, “LET FREEDOM RING, calling on DAR “members everywhere to cooperate by help ing to promote the publicity for this event by 1. contacting owners of all kinds of bells, fire bells, school bells, church bells, etc.; 2. by soliciting the cooperation of every news media available; 3. by contacting Chambers of Commerce, Service Clubs, etc. to make arrangements for the bell ringing cere monies.’’ “Let’s Ring the Bells Again is a plan for stirring coast-to-coast celebration on July 4 to focus at tention upon our heritage by ringing bells in all the fifty states from churches, schools, public build ings, etc. The time for ringing bells and blowing the whistles, a general expression of Amrican pat riotism. has been set for noon of July 4. The bell ringing and whistle blowing will continue for two minutes. It will be Americans’ way of saluting American freedom and reminding all once more of the privilege it is to be an American. M rs. Less Moss, Winona, who was appointed State Chairman of this campaign by Governor Bar nett has appointed a chairman in each of the State’s 82 counties, and the County Chairmen have ap pointed Chairmen for the towns and cities in their county. „zM OPERATION 105 gets a boost from the Holmes County Herald as Editor Paul Tardy presents check for $5 to Don Inman. The program, sponsored by Durant Lions and Jaycees, is to provide funds for improvements to Durant Dixie League Baseball field. Staff photo through Lee Howell, president of the Jaycees, Ralph Elling ton, president of the Lions Club, or any committee mem ber of the project. Other com mitteemen are Don Inman, Hugh Carl McLellan, George Booker and Billy Irby. As an added attraction, don ors to the fund will be pre sented an “Operation 1013 Card,’’ entitling the holder to drink coffee free at the Dur rant Hotel Coffee Shop dur ing the week of July 1 throw gh 7. Those wishing to mail con tributions may address it t< any of the above mentionet committee workers. Check: should be made payable t< the Durant Lions Club o: Durant Jaycees. I Political rally scheduled I in Lexington for July 4 th M Candidates from all maj | or races will appear or be i represented at an all-day | political rally slated at the I VFW Hut in Lexington july Fourth. The event is being sponsored jointly by the VFW and Lexington Jay i cees. I Bob McLellan, VFW com niamler, and Duane Tucker, i Lexington Jaycee president, report that all candidates had been contacted and that most had replied that they could be present for the big event. l ocal candidates will also b • netted to speak. No time schedule of speat cis has been announced, bt speaking is scheduled to star at 10:00 a. m. Traditional! recognized as a speaking dat during statewide electio ' tar, the Fourth will brin about busy times for all car didates in all state, count} and district races. Announct merits in newspapers over th state indicate that gubern* torial and other state an district candidates are er •'((Continued on back page) Conversion superintendent Jack Carri gan and plant manager John Turner inspect first shipment of toilet tissue from MILT plant in Pickens as it is being loaded on Delta Motor Lines truck Monday noon. MILT ships first finished paper GUARDSMEN RETURN HOME National Guardsmen of Lex ington Battery A, First Bat talion, 114 Artillery, return ed home Sunday after two weeks of intensive training in summer camp. The Lexington group won first place in firing battery jin Mississippi Division Artil lery. In the Battery test re sults were not made known before thfe group left, but critiques indicated that Lex ington would be among the highest units. Attending the two weeks trainiing were two officers, Captain Guy Green and Lt. Phil Cohen, and twenty six enlisted men, Wayne Rodg ers, Vaiden Hendry, Lamar Spell, William Spell, Ran dolph Mullen, Don Carpen ter, Bob Wentworth, Bucky Henley, Carl Edwards, Mel vin Moore, O. B. Byrd, Geor ge Hathcock; Hugh King, Scotty Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Jim Hutton, James Ketchum, Donnie Hol der, Bill Devine, Irby Tate, Daniel Plunkett, Haven Bru ce, George Alford, Buddy Us sery, Bobby Cauthen, and Le roy Cooper; and Master Sgt. Dudley Rinicker, AST. Tchula boys receive honors Two Tchula boys were win ners in the seventh annual session of the Delta Boys Conservation School which closed at Leroy Percy Park on June 21, with the presenta tion of awards and the recog nition of individuals for out standing work. (Continued on back page) Herald to close for vacation July 8 thru 13 In order that all em ployees may take a one week vacation, the Hol mes County Herald will be closed Monday, July 8, through Saturday, July 13. The issue of July 11 will be printed on Sat urday, July 6, for distri bution in Monday's mail. Correspondents, con tributors and advertisers are urgently requested to get copy in as early as possible for the July 11 issue, with the previous Saturday noon being the absolute 'deadline. The cooperation of all concerned will be greatly appreciated by the mana gement and shop force. DAR Chapter has new Regent Mrs. R* P. Ellis is the new regent of the Benjamin G. Humphreys Chapter of the Daughters of the American1 Revolution in Lexington. She was elected to head the So ciety when Mrs. Joy W. Brooks, regent, resigned due to the continuing illness of her mother, Mrs. E. E. Wynn. Mrs. Ellis was the recording secretary and will serve as regent during 19^-1965, the remaining two years of Mrs. Brooks’ unexpired term of of fice. Mrs. Brooks has been the regent for the last four years during which time the chapter has been the reci pient of many honors, awards and known many accomp lishments. The present membership is 34 with most members coming from Lexington, Tchula, Dur ant, Pickens and Black Hawk. The first fall meeting will be in September. Pickens plant heads for full production A vital milestone has been passed for Holmes County’s newest manufac turer with the shipment of the first order of toilet pa per from Mississippi In dustrial Land and Timber Corporation at Pickens Monday. The oifder, con sisting of 50 cases of the factory’s top grade tissue, was loaded aboard a Delta Motor Lines truck at mid day consigned to Webb Pa per Company of Jackson. The loading took only a few minutes with the use of a fork lift truck operated by Roy Spell of Lexington, one of the plant’s first em ployees, while plant manag er John Turner and conver sion superintendent Jack Carrigan supervised. Graham Paper Company of St. Louis will market the full line of paper products manu factured at the plant. The company is represented in this area by Charles Wallace of T p At present MILT is purchas ing finished toilet tissue and rerolling, cutting, wrapping and packing for sale under their brand names. Mean while installation engineers and construction crews are busy getting the new mach inery ready for the conver sion' of raw pulp into finish ed paper products consisting of toilet tissues, paper tow els, napkins, facial tissues and sheet paper. Carrigan expects to be in full production with about 80 employees by October. At present thjey are operating with' a five-man crew com posed of Roy Spell, Jerry (Continued on back page) Lexington Rotarians install new olhcers Gene Herrman, Lexington insurance agent, Tuesday ac ! cepted the gavel from retir ing Lexington Rotary presi 5 dent W. R. Sullivan to hegir ] his one year term as head oi the club. In brief and inform al ceremonies, Herrman ac cepted his responsibilities and congratulations from Sullivan after the club’s regular pro gram. Other officers to serve the coming year are: The Rev erend Crawford Ray, vice president; Bolton Brown, sec retray - treasurer; and W. e R. Sullivan, J. C. Patton, Ed Wilburn Hooker and Jack - Yates, Board of Directors, t Herrman served as vLe t president the past year and y was active in all phases oi e the club's activities. He re ft cently returned from the Na ? tional Rotary Convention in i- Chicago. He is expected tc give a report on the trip at >- the next meeting, e The club meets each Tues i- day noon at the Rotary Room cl in the Lexington Grammar :- School building. Outgoing Lexington Rotary President W. R. Sullivan presents gavel to new President Gene Herrman at noon meeting Tuesday.