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VOL. 5, NO. 36 LEXINGTON, MISSISSIPPI—THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1963 _10c PER COPY Going full blast is this machinery operat ing on Telegraph Street next to First Bap tist Church in Lexington this week. War ren Brothers Roads is in charge of street improvement contract, the first phase of which is to be completed by November 30. The second phase is scheduled to be completed next year. Staff photo $208,000 street project is under way in Lexington All major streets to be affected Activity is still under way in Lexington’s $200,000 plus street improvement project after two months of prelimi nary work by city forces un der the direction oi the water and street systems. City work ers in preparation for the construction have been busy removing obstructions and moving water lines, fire plugs and driveway stub-outs. Warren Brothers Roads oi Jackson, the successful bid der at $208,000, began work with heavy machinery last week. They are contracted to do all concrete work, con crete pipe work, renovation and addition to clay gravel Dases and surfacing with as phalt, according to J. C. Pat ton, city engineer for the project. Tne contracting company has located its headquarters at 203 Tchula Street in Lex ington. Patton said the aim is to finish Phase One of the con tract which consists of all work up through one asphalt course before the end of Nov ember; then finish Phase Two, consisting of the second asphalt application in 1964. The first phase consists of a bout 60 per cent of the work, he said. All major streets will be benefited by the construction and repair work. Patton expressed his appre ciation to the citizens for their cooperation and asked that they “please bear with us for a while longer through these temporary inconveniences connected with the project.’’ He said, “Weather permit ting, we will show consider able progress before the end of this month.” ...■■ ■ 111 TUNING IN his passing from the quarterback spot for the] Lexington Hornets is Wyche Hooker. Centering the ball back during practice drills this week was Alton Parker. Tht Hor nets are getting ready for the season opener Friday night on the home field. JO ST / c .. i By Paul Tardy Sho was a short summer. Here we are wTith lessons at night for the kids again, and it seems like only yesterday we were worrying about final report cards. For most folks it will be earlier to bed and earlier to rise for the next nine months. Fall is on the way for sure. The evidence is popping iip all over. Deer hunters are preparing camps, quail hun vers are coddling their favo rite pointer a little more lov inglv and dove hunters arc keeping a sharp eye on ev ery grain field in anticipation of the season openings soon. Fishermen have something to look forward to, too. Fall is the time to snag those real ly big bass on top water plugs. Great fun. Most farmers agree that this area has the brightest outlook for a bumper cotton crop they have seen in many a year. Throughout the coun ty gins are humming so that one can hardly hear a com plaint about business, or even (Continued on back page) B. M. Jones rites Saturday in Jackson Civic and business leader Bernard Montfort Jones, 53, of 3615 Hawthorne Drive, Jackson, died early Friday at the University Hospital af ter a six-weeks’ illness. Prayer services for the fa mily, and interment, were conducted by the Rev. J. Pri ce Brock of Prentiss. A me morial service for friends was held at Woodland Hills Baptist Church at 5 p. m. Saturday, Dr. Fuller B. Saunders offi ciating. A native of Kosciusko, Jones was a former resident of Pickens and had had a suc cessful career as planter, at torney and real estate execut ive. He was well known in Jackson as the developer of Meadowbrook Mart shopping center. He was the son of the late Stokes and Etta H. Jones of Good Hope Plantation, Miles ton, Miss., and grandson of Dr. Montfort and Sally Field Jones of Kosciusko. He attended Bristow, Okla., public schools, Culver Mili tary Academy, the University of ' Oklahoma, Georgetown University law School, and the University of Michigan and New York University law schools. He had operated plantations in the Delta and was a mem ber of the Delta Council. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel during four years’ service in World War II and was retired to service in the Judge Advocate Gene ral’s Department. He was on the boards of directors of Mississippi Bap tist Hospital, the Field Co operative Association, the Foundation for Independent Colleges, and the Jackson Svmphony Orchestra. He was a member of Wood land Hills Baptist Church, the North Jackson Kiwanis Club and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Fannie Whitworth Jones; a daughter, Miss Fitzhugh Lee Tones, student at Rice: a son. Bernard Whitworth Jones, student at Culver Academy; two sisters, Mrs. Boyd Caves of Bristow, Okla., and Mrs. George Ray of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, E. E. Jones; and a number of cousins in Jack son. His aunt, Mrs. Ee*Terarde Jones, is a resident of Tchula. Garden Club to meet Tuesday The Lexington Garden Club ' s scheduled to hold a regu * meeting at the home ol Mrs. J. H. Bowie Tuesdav afternoon, 3 p. m. * A tea will be held honoring (he new members, Mrs. Bow ie said. Representative nominees to support Miss. Democrats The nominees of the Mississippi Democratic Party to the House of Representatives for the 1964-68 term, meeting with Speaker Walter Sillers in Jackson on Fri day, issued a strong statement in support of Governor Paul Johnson and all other nominees of the State Party in the November general election. The group supported a statement issued earlier by Mr. Sillers in support of Governor Johnson and other nominees of the state Democratic Party. The Mississippi Democratic Party has no alliance with the National Democratic Party. The complete statement issued by the group - - “We will support the nominees of the Mississippi Democratic Party in the November general election from the beat and county levels through the state level and urge all qualified electors of Mississippi to join us in this fight for constitutional conservative government. “We are unalterably opposed to the so-called civil rights platform of both the national Democratic and Republican Parties. “We pledge to the people of Mississippi that we will continue to combat attempts to destroy our freedoms and he efforts being made to establish a federal dicta torship in Washington.” Officers find 10-gallon still near Cruger Two Holmes County men ire free on bond, awaiting Gra'jid Jury action in the 'all term of Circuit Court on Lharges of manufacturing whiskey, Deputy Sheriff An drew Smith announced last week. They are E. C. Hole man of Cruger and Frank Cooksey of Durant, both of whom admitted part owner ship. in a still discovered Tuesday of last week, accord iiig to Smith. Smith said a 10-ibarrel ca pacity still with copper cook er was discovered on “the immediate premises” of pro perty owned by Mrs. Kathe rine Holeman. just east of Cruger. Working with local of ficers on the case were Alco hol fax Unit Agents Fred Dunn and Bill Rainer. The still was destroyed on the spot, Smith said. Both men were released on $1000 bond each awaiting ap pearance before the Grand Jury._ Garden Club sets bake sale at Tchula The Tchula Garden Club will hold a bake sale at Tchula Town Hall beginning at 10 a. ni. Saturday, it is being announced by Mrs. Pate Johnson, chairman for the event. Proceeds from the sale will go towarc tlie upkeep of Pinecrest Cemetery. Everyone is urged to come and participate in this worthy event, Mrs. Johnson said. WFCG meeting slated Tues. The Women for Consti tutional Government will meet on September 10, at 7:30 at the City Hall in Durant. The program will be a forum on current issues, now before Congress. All members are urged to be present. _ _ >4SC community elections tomorrow Farmers in Holmes County vvere reminded todaj that community elections of Agri •uitural and Stabilization and Conservation farmer-commit teemen will take place Fri day, September 6, in the 16 communities in Holmes Coun ty. Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes ASC County Com-, mittee, said that a farmer will be eligible to cast a 'bal lot for the men he wants to represent, him on the commit tee if he is participating or is eligible to participate in one or more of the national farm programs administered locally by the farmer-commit teemen. Such a person is eli gible to vote in the commit tee election, if he or she is of legal voting age and a farm owner, tenant, or sharecrop per, or, if not of legal voting age, in charge of the farming operations on an entire farm. Programs administered by the ASC county and communi ty committees include the ag ricultural conservation pro gram, acreage allotments, marketing quotas, commodity loans, the feed grain pro gram, the sugar act program, the national wool program, farm storage facility loans, and others assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture. The elections will choose three community committee men and two alternates. The chairman, vice chairman, ana regular member of the elect ed ASC committee will also serve respectively as delegate, alternate ceregate, ancr sec ond alternate delegate to the county convention to be held soon thereafter, where the ASC county committee will be chosen. Pvt. Ramage rates expert on M l 4 rifle Army National Guard Pvt. Floyd C. Ramage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Ramage, Route 2, West, Miss., quali fied as expert in firing the M-14 rifle at Fort Polk, La., Aug. 16. The 17-year-old soldier at tended Kosciusko High School F,rENTNG STARS IN STNG EVENT The Evening Stars of Good man will sing at Shaoy Gro ve C. M. E. Church, Sunday evening at 6 o’clock, it is be ng announced by Tom Aller Tolmes, sponsor. The Old South By Eve L. Burwell “Stand Up For Paul” — 1 Well, folks, maybe we can get down to work now, and see about getting that cotton picked as the political pot has boiled over, and things are cooling off a bit. Congratulations go out to our new Governor, Paul B. Johnson. It had been said by some that only the “poor folks” were going to vote for Johnson. Well, there are cer tainly a lot of “us poor folks” in Mississippi, 238,628, who cast their vote for Paul. Just who are the socially superior anyway? And who am 1? That is not a hard ques tion to answer, for I am only a God fearing citizen, deeply concerned over the tragic af fairs taiking pljace in our state, and in your country and my country. I firmly believe, that Gover nor Paul Burney Johnson is a true southern gentleman, a man who will weld the South, so that we can speak as one voice in resisting Federal en croachment. For we know quite well that the present un rest and racial agitation is not over in Mississippi. He is better qualified by reason of experience and background Too long now we have turned the other cheek and what did Missis sippi get for the trouble? You know the answer! To those who read and think, it is plain as day that the country has (Continued on back page) Boiley services September 1 Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbi Cook Bailey, 22, were held in Kosciusko on Sunday, September 1. Burial was in Kosciusko Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died on Aug ”st 3h, in the Montfort Jones 'lospital in Kosciusko, after tr. ihness of some months. She is survived by her husband, Sherman Bailey two small sons, ages one and four, her mother, one broth er and three sisters. FIRST OFFICIAL ACTION of these Lexington High School Cheerleaders came at assembly on registration day at school Monday. Left to right, they are Sandra Hammett, Randy Russell, Lura Rogers, Sandra Holder, and Carol Humphrey. They’ll be cheering the Hornets on to victory soon during the upcoming season. Holmes County schools open; football season is in spotlight . - -T ;• Goodman, Durant play away; Tchula, Lexington at home All four of Holmes County’s high schools completed registration and assignments and got down to the busi ness of full-time school sessions, and school children are busy rounding out the r needs for this fall semester shopping for clothes, pencils, books, paper and some for With their heads together plotting a winning way over McAdams in their opener Friday night are Durant Tiger Head Coach Hilly Swindle and Assistant Coach Joel- Hud son. band instruments. One of the top items of in terest, though, as always, is the opening of the new foot ball season. Two county team? will play host while the othoi will be visiting opposing team Friday night for the seasor openers. Probably the most import ant games will be the Mid State Conference pairings of Lexington and Ackerman a' Lexington and Durant and McAdams at McAdams. Thf outcome of these two coulr decide the conference cham pionship at a later date. Tchula will also be host ing a conference foe m Linn. The other opener will be Hol mes AHS at St. Clair. The Holmes Junior College eleven will play their first game at Perkinston Saturday. A complete football section, covering the four county high school teams, is carried in this issue. The section was prepared by Herald sports writer Wayne Rodgers. Com plete data, including sched ules. 1962 records and rosters, is in the one four-page sec tion, so arranged in. order that football fans may keep the section for ready refer ence at any future date. The section is being spon sored by merchants over the county who are interested in the football teams and pro motion of school activities. In it readers will also find in formation on the HJC Bull dogs, and season schedules for Ole Miss and Mississippi State University. Durant this year will be working on a rebuilding pro blem under new coaches, Bil ly Swindle and Joel Hudson, while Lexington is fighting off injury setbacks under Head Coach Woodson Earle, now in his 13th year at Hornet helm. Captain of the Durant Tigers for the invasion of McAdams Friday night will be Halfback Elmer Keith, a three-year let terman. Coaches are depend ing on the speed of this 139 pounder for a considerable part of their offensive game on the McAdams field. Ably assisting Coach Earle is Hosea Grisham, also a veteran at producing winning teams at Lexington. Head Coach Billy Randle has a new assistant in Jeff Wheeler with the Tchula Pan thers and HAHS Coach Glen Fortenberry is being boosted by assistant Jamie Howell. A lonely cross burned at midnight at a gravel road in tersection about a mile west of Lexington Saturday. The rross stoo^l about ten feet from the pavement in the cen ter of gravel road turnoff. No *ign of any other activity was evident, and no reason for the cross burning has been reported. It was also reported that a cross burned abont the same time just south of Tchu la off highway 12. Staff pho to Winners told in Country Club golf tourney Some new faces were shin ing as winners in the annual Holmes County Country Club [Golf Tournament which end ed Sunday, according to Bill Schneller. Golf Chairman. Winners and their prizes were: Medalist: Johnny Williams and Eugene Herrman tied for first place. Both won a silver compote. Championship Flight: Lynn Jordan, winner, silver pitcher. Gilliam Gwin, runnerup, sil ver platter. First Flight: Phil Cohen, winner, silver cream and sugar set; Allie Povall, run nerup, silver compote. Second Flight: Fred Pow ers, winner; Herman Flow ers, runnerup. Third Flight: T. M. Will liams, winner; and Will Bar rett, runnerup. Each winner and runnerup received a silver award, pre sented by Bill Schneller. Farmers Club meets tonight County Agent W. R. Suili van has announced a change in date for the regular meet ing of the Big Black Farmers Club for September. In an Extension Service letter, he said, “Due to con flict with a football game on Thursday night, September 12, the Big Black Farmers Club will have their regular meeting one week earlier. “This meeting will be held on Thursday night, Septem ber 5, at 7:30 p. m. at Holmes (Continued on back page) Final rites Tuesday for prominent Lexington matron Final rites for Mrs. Flora Levy Herrman, who died at Holmes County Community Hospital Monday night after a lengthy illness, were held from Southern Funeral Home In Lexington Tuesday after noon at 4 o’clock. She was the widow of the late Sam Herrman, pioneer Holmes Countian. Born in New York in 1S79, as a young girl she moved to to Vicksburg where she met and married Mr. Herrman. She had been a Lexington re sident the past 65 years. Rabbi Perry Nussbaum of ficiated at the funeral ser vice. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Surviving are four daught ers-, Mrs. Leroy Paris of Lexington, Mrs. Edgar Ma sur and Mrs. Bernard Levy of Monroe, La., and Mrs. Jack Dante of Dumas, Ark.; one son, Eugene Herrman of Lex ington, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family requested that no flo wers be sent for the funeral and suggested that those wish ing to memorialize Mrs. Herr man do so through their favo rite charity or to Sick Loan Shelf, P. 0. Box 48, Monroe, La. Pallbearers including five of her grandsons, were Char les Dante, David Masur, Hfen ry Paris, Mel Anholt, Dave Grundfelt, Jr., Morris Lewis, Jr., Celian Lewis, Joe Ber nrafi, Cecil Herrman, Gtis Herrman, and Herbert Hy man.