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VOL. 5, NO~35
Receiving their ten year service pens at Lexington in
dustries last week were, left to right, front row, Mrs.
Irene McCreary, Mrs. Mary Eubanks, Mrs. Nettie
Smith, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, Mrs. Mozelle Cain,
and, back row, Mrs. Helen Pierce, Mrs. Elsie Ellis,
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Mrs. Mable Grantham, Mrs. Evelyn Rutledge, Mrs.
Maltie Swinney, and Mrs. Beatrice Abies. The pens were
presented by Olin Dunn, Plant Manager, who terms the
ladies as highly skilled and highly valued employees
Staff photo by Bobby Thompson
Lexington Industries unrurds
ten^geur service pens here
By Paul Tardy
Football is replacing poli
tics, not baseball, as the
popular pastime in Mississip
pi. but we arc* in a lull of a
bout two weeks between the
two. At least we can rest our
lungs and get in shape to
boost our favorite teams on
the gridiron^_
If none of the Johnson or
Coleman voters changed their
minds between the primaries,
as could be assumed, uoleman
got 156 and Johnson got 516
of the 945 votes cast for Sul
livan in the first by Holmes
Countians. Of course, it would
. , , ^ 11 ~VTl.
IJt* lldlU ID
son votes.
Oh well, it was a great elec
tion, and winners and losers
can get back to work, lor a
change. __
While fishing near Atiko
kan, Ontario, Steve Krukoski
was washing his hands aftei
taking a fish off a compan
ion’s hook. A 10-pound, north
ern pike struck, locking its
teeth into Krukoski’s left in
dex finger. He landed the
fish, then tended to his sort
finger. Can you beat that one1;
I am about to spend my first
dove season in Holmes Coun
ty, so am looking around foi
friends who might tip me off
as to good shooting field, and
looking forward to Iots of fun
wasting shells come Septem
ber 14.
So much has been said a
bout the dangers of the Lab
or Day Weekend that there
is little room for further com
ment. Just let me remind
you to be careful.
Holmes County is losing a
nother top notch citizen in
the promotion of Rev. Roy
Raddin. (Story in this issue).
We wish for him the best of
everything in his new assign
Next week, if all goes well,
Holmes County Herald read
ers will see something new
in a weekly publication. We
are going to have a special
football section with details
on all four of the county’s
Lexington Industries is this
week celebrating its tenth an
niversary in Lexington and
awarding ten - year service
pens to employees who have
been with the firm since its
opening here in 1951.
Those receiving pens from
manager Olin Dunn in a brief
informal ceremony were Mrs.
Irene McCreary, supervisee
of the pajama line; Mrs. Ma
ry Eubanks, supervisor of the
robe line; Mrs. Nettie Smith,
cutter on the cutting table;
Mrs. Margaret Johnson, ser
ger operator on a robe line;
Mrs. Mozelle Cain, serger in
the quote line;
Mrs. Helen Pierce, payroll
clerk; Mrs. Elsie Ellis, blind
heminer in the pant line;
Mrs. Mabel Grantham, side
seam operator in the slip line;
Mrs. Evelyn Rutledge, pay
roll clerk; Mrs. Mattie Swin
nov, tacker m the slip line;
end Mrs. Beatrice Abies, ma
chine operator in the trim de
I Taut Trianifger ' Oliir Dumr,'
who has been with the com
pany since shortly after its
opening here, said, “The suc
cess of this company, or any
other compaany, is determined
largely by the type of its em
ployees. Our success, we feel,
is again due to the fine quali
ty of employees, both these
and all others who have work
ed for us since we have been
in Lexington.’'"
Talinadge L. Finch has been
appointed an assistant county
agent in the Cooperative Ex
tension Service and will be
located at Lexington as a
trainee, beginning September
1. A native of Tishomingo, he
attended Northeast Mississip
pi Junior College for two
years, transferring to Missis
sippi State University where
iie graduated this year.
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Circuit Clerk Henry McClellan and Mis. McClellan were
kept busy until about eight o’clock Tuesday night taking
telephone reports from the various voting precincts over
the county. Complete totals from all boxes were in before
nine. Staff photo
Rev. Raddin accepts post
with Greenville church
Rev. Roy D. Raddin, pastor
>f the First Baptist Church,
Tehula, for the past five
years has resigned effective
August 30th to accept the
pastorate of the Second Bap
tist Church of Greenville.
Rev. RaddiAi will preach
his first sermon as pastor on
Sunday, September 1st and
he and his family will be liv
ing in the new pastorium the
Second Baptist Church has
ought at 1149 Longview Dri
Besides the additions to the
church membership there
were several improvements
added to the church at Tchu
la while Rev. Raddin served
as pastor. A new air-condition
ed brick pastorium was built
and the home next to the
church was turned into an
Elducational Building which
added five Sunday school
class rooms. There were sub
stantial increases to the chur
ch budget and last year the
church received the largest
amount of gifts in the chur
ches’ history.
Rev. Raddin is a graduate
of Hattiesburg High School
and Mississippi College. He
received the Bachelor of Divi
nity degree from the New Or
leans Baptist Theological Se
minary. Mrs. Raddin, the for
mer Myra Corley of Jack
son, is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Southern Mississip
pi and did graduate work to
ward an M. R. E. in New Or
leans Seminary. She is cur
rently serving as President
of District VIII in the W. M.
Both Rev. and Mrs. Raddin
have been very active in Bap
tist denominational affairs
and Mrs. Raddin has served
two of the last three years on
the facutly of Ridgecrest
Baptist Assembly, Ridgecrest,
N. C. They have a son, David.
8, and a daughter, Donna Jo,
G. _
Memorial services will be
held at Brister Cemetery,
north of Durant, September
1st, at eleven a. m.
Rev. Earl Brown will
bring the mesage followed
by picnic lunch. All those
interested are invited to be
Faculty named
at Holmes
Five new faculty mem
bers and seven staff mem
bers have been a/dded at
Holmes Jr. College and Ag-|
ricultural High School, Pre
sident Frank Branch has
New instructors and their
duties are: Mr. Robert L.
Durham, English; Mr. Char
les Darnell, physical educa
tion; Mr. Lewis Hambrick,
vocational - technical educa
tion; Mr. Ken Lauderdale,
physical education and high
school social studies; and Mr.
Russell McKibben, high school
Staff members added this
year include: Mrs. W. G.
Daniel and Mrs. Catherine
Hoff a, dormitory hostesses;
Mrs. Charles Darnell, publi
city; Mrs. Glen Fortenberry,
president’s secretary; Mrs.
Bussell McKibben, assistant
Jietician; Mrs. Robert O’Con
nor, registrar’s assistant;
Mrs. W. Y. Sudduth, head
ieitician; and Mrs. Eloise
Burden, business manager's
Administrative personnel
are: Mr. Frank B. Branch,
president; Mr. E. W. Wilson,
Jean; Mrs. Frank Branch, re
gistrar; Mr. Stanley Allen,
business manager; Mr. H. O.
Thomas, Dean of Student Af
fairs and agriculture; Miss
Christine Cariihers, Dean ot
Women and home economics;
Mr. Robert D O’Conner, Dir
ector of Guidance and psy
chology; and Mr. L. W’. Ow
ens, high school principal and
Otner returning instructors
are: Mr. R. \y. Almond, ag
riculture; Miss Ernma Bost
v/ick, English and speech;
Mrs. Nell Branch, business;
Mrs. Mabel Dorsett, Librar
ian- Mr. Frank Drake, physi
cal science; Mr. Glen Forten
berry, high school coach anu
social’studies; Mr. Jamie Ho
well, coach and health; Miss
Imogene Jackson, English.
Mrs. J. G. Jacob, math; Mrs.
C. W. Lorance and Mrs. Mar
tha McKie, music; Mr. James
Miley, biological science; Mr.
C. F. Moore, radio and T. V.;
Mrs. E. E. Owen, F’rench;
Mr. Herman Sanders, physi
cal science; Miss Archie Stra
tum and Mr. W. Y. Sudduth,
social studies; Miss Dorothy
Thomas, girls’ physical educa
(Continued on back page)
for $100,000
Two Lexington policeman
have filed suits totaling
$100,000 against Mrs. Hazel
Brannon Smith, editor of the
Lexington Advertiser in con
nection with editorfal and
news stories concerning the
fatal shooting of Negro Alfred
Brown, June 8.
Officers Frank Davis and
W. M. McNeer have filed se
parate suits asking damages'
in the amount of $50,000 each.
The suits claim that the ac
counts of the shooting pub
lished in her newspaper were
“utterly false and without any
foundation in truth and in
fact whatsoever.”
Both cases will go before
Circuit Judge Arthur B Clark,
Jr., in the fall term of court.
600 attend
Beat 3 picnic
Over six hundred people
enjoyed the hospitality of
Supervisor W. Leslie Smith
and Beat Three friends at
a public fish fry held at
Ebenezer Gin last Thurs
The crowd consumed 257
pounds of river catfish, 5
large baked hams, 35 cases
of soft drinks, and a con
siderable amount of salads
and desserts.
Supervisor Smith said, “It
was gratifying to see so
many of our friends out for
this picnic. We all had plen
ty to eat and everybody
seemed to have a good
time.” He expressed h|S
thanks to all those who help
ed and to Ebenezer Gin for
the use of their huge gin
Suit filed to revoke beer license
by Durant city marshal
County Atorney Pat M. Bar
rett said today that he is fil
ing suit for the revocation of
beer license held by Mrs.
Angie Ellard of Durant pur
suant to an affidavit filed by
Durant Police Chief Ze'o
The suit charges that Mrs.
Ellard in her place of busi
ness “known as Ellard Hotel
and Courts’’ has sold beer to
a minor.
Judge Arthur B. Clark, Jr.,
will hear the case in the next
term of Circuit Court in Hol
mes County.
Mrs. Ellard in April of this
year filed suit in the United
States District Court asking
$100,000 damages of county,
city and state officers.
Named in the action were
Mrs. Andrew Smith, sheriff,
Zeb Guess, acting Durant city
marshal, Robert A. Salley,
Mississippi Highway patrol
man, and their bondsmen.
The suit charges that Depu
ty Sheriff Andrew Smith, and I
other officers of city, and
state, made unlawful raids
on her place of business caus
ing irrepairable damage to
her business and character.
Jackson attorneys John
Gregg and David Harris are
representing Mrs. Ellaid, and
Durant attorney Calvin King
is handling the defense.
Welfare head
makes report
Welfare Commissioner Fred
A. Ross reported today that
the county departments re
ported to the courts for the
month of July 189 aid to de
pendent children cases involv
ing either alleged paternity
or a question regarding the
suitability of the home. Of
the 116 alleged paternity cas
es, 113 were Negroes and 1
was white.
Commissioner Ross pointed
out that the incidence of ille
gitimacy does not occur any
more often in families re
tion; Mrs. H. O. Thomas,
cosmetology; Mr. M. R. Thor
(Continued on back page)
Nominees listed for ASC committee vote
The election of the ASC
community committees for
[lolmes County will be held
i ‘riday. September 6, by cast
ing ballots at designated poll
ing places, between the hours
ji' 7:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. in.,
t is being announced by the
local ASCS office.
Ballots will be tabulated
publicly by the incumbent
community committee on that
riate. at 5:00 p. m. in the fol
lowing polling places:
Acona - Downer’s Store;
■..Vest - McLellan’s Implement
Co.; Durant - City Hall; Good
man - J. H. Davis Office;
Pickens - Tri County Coopera
te; Ebenezer - Humphrey
D’Reilly Store; Coxburg -j
Coxburg School; Franklin -
Malone’s Store; North Lex
ington - Courthouse; East
Lexington - Courthouse, South
Lexington - Courthouse; West
Lexington - Courthouse; Cru
ger • Mathias’ Store; Howard
13rock and Jones Store; Tchu
la - O. W. Nixon’s Office;
Thornton - Thornton Gin Co.
Office. .
Lynn Jordan.. Chairman of the
Holmes Agricultural Stabili
zation and Conservation Coun
ty Committee, has released
the following slate of nomi
nees for the ASC community
Acona - George Bell, J. L.
Braddock, W. E. Diggs, Jr.,
K. F. Downer, Donald Parish,
J. D. Parish, Jr.
West - W. E. Grace, Jr.,
Roger McBride, M. S. Riddell,
J. A. Rosamond, S. S Truitt,
Morgan Weeks.
Durant - Joseph Guess, Au
uis Hathcock, Charles Keal
hofer, N. W. Kyle, L. P. Mc
Lellan, Jr., Dr. C. E. Patton.
Goodman - Ed Caldwell,
Charles Donald, Hugh Floyd,
Sam D. Hall, Leroy Jobe,
John KiHebrew, Robert L.
MCCleskey, E. O. Peterson,
Wilbur Potts, W. J. Waits.
Pickens - R. G. Brock, F.
S. Hanna, Fred McKay, H.
L. McPhail, Irby Toombs, Lu
ther Upton, G. D. Wynne,
Sr., G. D. Wynne, Jr.
Ebenezer - W. E. Drennan,
T. E. Haffey, K. D. Henry, H.
C. Humphrey, T. E. Murtagh,
K. P. Thomas.
Coxburg - Stanley Adams,
Byrd Abies, Homer Chisolm,
Lester Edwards, Alfred Hea
rn, Aubrey Pierce, Oscar Ro
gers, Willie Spencer, Otto
Wallis, Henry Webster.
Franklin - W. G. Causey,
W. V. Frost, Howard Malone,
W. E. Moore, J. B. Watson,
Mrs. Willie D. Wynne.
North Lexington - Jack Far
mer, M. K. Ginn, E. W. Hook
er, T. B. Lehman, W. E.
Thurmond, Oscar Wynne.
East Lexington - J. S. Bev
ill, Irby Ellington, Robert
Farmer, James Rhyne, C. O.
Sudbeck, W. D. Truitt, John
E. Word.
South Lexington - B. S.
Darnell, Frank Davis. J. A.
Evans, R. D. Nabors, L. V.
Phillips, M. G. Stephenson.
West Lexington - Lewis N.
Garrison, J. E. Goss, Con
way Powell, J. S. Watson, Jr.,
J. P. Weems, David Mitchell.
Cruger - J. A. Barrett, H.
F. Flemming, J. A. Kille
brew, R. K. O’Reilly, J. T.
Thomas, Jr., Wayne Watkins.
Howard - Glenn Brock, H.
V. Brock, P. A. Jones, P. F.
Martin, N. B. Parrish, E. E.
Tchula - John E. Hays, H.
L. Knox, W. T. Richard, By
ron Sharpe, Kenneth Shute,
W. F. Waterer.
Thornton - J. E. Cunning
ham, Jr., Frank Eakin, E. S.
Fleming, J. R. Peaster, III,
W. H. Rusfabrook, R. L.
To be elected are three
regular committee members
and two alternates. The chair
man, vice chairman, and re
gular member of the elected
ASC community committee
will also serve as delegate,
alternate delegate, and sec
ond alternate delegate, re
spectively, to the county con
tention where the ASC county
committee will be chosen.
The county convention will be
held September 12, 1963, in
the City Hall at Lexington,
Mississippi, at 2:0 p. m.
Questions on eligibility to
vote and hold office or on the
election procedure, will be
settled by the community
committee. Appeals from any
decision oin such qi/fstio^-is
may be made promptly to the
county committee. Appeals
from a county committee de
cision may be made to the
State committee.
McCharen tells
Earnings of 1501 disabled
Mississippians rehabilitated
in fiscal 1963 by the Vocation
al Rehabitilitatian division,
State Department of Educa
tion were multiplied almost
five times as the result of re
This was announced by Tra
vis McCharen, director, Vo
cational Rehabilitation divi
The group before rehabili
tation was earning a total of
$426,660 annually. After re
habilitation they earned
$2,118,470, or 4.96 times their
earnings before rehabilitation.
Fiscal 1963 covers the period
July 1, 1962 - June 30, 1963.
The number of disabled re
habilitated during fiscal 1963
exceeded the previous fiscal
vear by 109 persons, repre
senting a gain of 7.26 per
A total of 850 men rnd 651
women was aided during fis
cal 1963. By races they fol
low: white, 841; Negro, 658;
^ (Continued on back page)
Patrol warns
Double danger
for Labor Day
The Labor Day holiday is
rapidly approaching. In the
light of recent figures re
leased by the Highway Pat
rol Accident Records Bureau
there is double danger.
The most dangerous days
of the week are Friday, Sat
urday and Sunday. The holi
day weekend includes these
three days plus the holiay it
self. This year the enforce
ment activity of the Highway
Patrol is being geared to com
bat the accident - causing
violations as revealed in a
study of the Laibor Day holi
days for the last five years.
T. B. Birdsong, Commis
sioner of Public Safety voic
ed these comments, “We have
studied the trend of accident
producing violations on the
Labor Day weekend and this
year we are concentrating our
‘selective,enforcement’ efforts
reducing them. Our men will
be focusing their attention
principally on these four vio
1 - Failure to grant right
2 - Following too closely and
3 - Disregarding traffic sig
4 - Speeding.
We appeal to the drivers
using our highways to help
us make this a safe week
end Let’s not repeat las;
year’s Labor Day holiday dea
th toll of 7 people. Drive care
fully and enjoy the weekend.*’
Campbell reelected
Beat 2 supervisor
Lieutenant Governor Paul I>. Johnson realized a lifelong
ambition Tuesday night as rote returns rolled up a clear
majority in his favor to elect him to the governor’s office
for the coming four years. The 258,427 to 19$,021 victory
over former governor J. P. Coleman climaxed a twenty
year campaign covering three previous gubernatorial cam
paigns interrupted only by his successful bid for Lt. Gover
nor four years ago.
Gandy for the Lt. Governor’s
post. Miss Gandy led former
Lt. Governor Carroll Gartin
by a count of 1771 votes a
gainst 1595. Holmes also gave
a majority to Boyd Golding
who was seeking appointment
to the State Superintendent of
Education’s office. The coun
ty total yas Golding - 1799 -
incumbent Jack Tubb - 1564.
John Hoover
injured in
plane crash
John Hoover, crop dusting
pilot of Pickens, was critical
ly injured last Sunday when
his plane hit power lines and
crashed near Ethel in Attala
County. He is in Baptist Hos
pital in Jackson undergoing
Hoover suffered broken
bones and teeth and flesh
injuries about the head and
face. X-rays showed chipped
vertebra above the waist,
broken bones in the left hand
and a crushed ankle.
Hoover made his escape
from the mangled plane throu
gh the windshield since the
wings were wrapped over the
doors fro mthe crash. Fearing
an explosion he dragged him
self a safe distance from the
plane and was not discovered
until some two hours after
the crash.
At the time of the accident
Hoover was operating from
his cotton spraying headquar
ters in Kosciusko. The plane
was a complete loss.
In Holmes County, Supervis
or Ray Campbell of Durant
apparently held onto his posi
tion with a final unofficial
lead of six votes over Grady
Ellis of West. Campbell tal
lied 561 votes to 555 for Ellis.
Former Lt. Governor Car
roll Gartin was again elected
to that office over State Trea
surer Evelyn Garetly. With
1858 precincts reporting Wed
nesday morning. Gartin led
Miss Gandy by 231,893 to 213,
In the State Superintendent
of Education race, incumbent
Jack Tubb was reelected by
236,043 to 211,910 for opponent
Boyd Golding.
In Holmes County, Lt. Gov.
Johnson racked up 1888 votes
to his opponent’s 1463 In oth
er state wide races, Holmes
gave a lead to Miss Evelyn
“Mess America" pageant
sponsored by Jaycettes
“Beauties” representing all
the Southern states and Haw
aii will vie Friday night in a
“Mess America” pageant
sponsored by the Lexington
Jaycettes at W. B. Kenna
Auditorium beginning at 7:30.
in a program designed to
rock the roof with" laughter,
some dozen local “lassies”
will perform in their favorite
fields. Some of the highlights
include a trombone solo by
Miss Peppermint Tidwell,
pantomine by Miss Ajay Dav
is, a dance number by Miss
Billie Berberette, trombojfce
and vocal solos by Miss Bob
bi Scott, and Hula dance by
Miss Eddie Ola Fuller. Miss
Mello Chrestman will smile.
Miss Abie Holder, reigning
“Mess America,” will crown
the new winner.
Miss Beanie McBride will
be featured in a vocal cord
stertching, and Miss Buddie
Ussery is expected to bring
tears with his dramatic read
As added attractions, the'
Ivories, internationally popu
lar orchestra, will provide
music and Marvin McLellan,
the Sage of the Sandhills, will
perform the MC antics. Miss
Mello Chrestman will be mo
Admission charges will be
50 and 75 cents. Arrangements
for the event are bing hand
led by Jaycettes co-chairwo
mon Flopsy Roberts, Rowena
Upchurch, and Shirley Abies.
Jaycees plan
in Pickens
A Jaycee organizational
meeting has been set for
September 3 at Reed's Cafe
in Pickens beginning at 7:30
p. m. A group of young men
from the Pickens area plan
to establish a Junior Cham
ber of Commerce.
State Jaycee president
Sonny McDonald of Kos
ciusko will be on hand, a
, long wuh other state offi
'1 he extending club is
the I exington Jaycees.
Miss Mello “Sassy” Chrestinan learns th it - V Hgh
heel stepping in preparation for his appearance in the jay
cettes* “Mess America” pageant slated for Friday night.
Staff photo

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