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Tchula 38 *TACS5QN jS^jll^S. Ackerman 19, Lexington 13 Perkinston 27, Holmes JC 7 Durant 6-McAdams 6 Neshoba Co. 7, Vaiden 6 Kilmichael 6, N. Carroll'n 0 I By Paul Tardy IP YOU’RE superstitious, just hide Frtday (the 13th). It will probably make you feel cators have all but proved better, but scientists and edu superstition is only something to cloud up the mind and a conversation stimulator. Fridays have been tabbed “bad days” by many in the long-passed years, mostly as a day not to start on any project that couldn’t be ended on that day. This was prob ably because the old timers were afraid of the possibility of having to work into Satur day, th<eir loafing day, or Sunday, the day of rest. Some say the reason the number 13 is considered un lucky is that Judag was the 13th man in the Biblical ac count of the Last Supper. Personally, I don’t worry about Frtday the 13th at all. I just knock on wood and go about my business. WORD COMES from Wash ington that the government nas issued a grant of $16,000 for research to decide whe ther to revise standard clas sifications of the earthworm. Who says our tax money isn’t being spent for our own good? ’LASSES MAKING time is about over for Frank Gwin and Co. over Tchula way and I just couldn’t get around to making the trip over to check on the operation. I can still vouch for the quality of the product, though. THE MISSISSIPPI Demo crats (no kin to the national party by a similar name) are rallying their forces to make the long haul and the clean sweep come November gen eral election. The first step is the meet ing tonight in the courthouse of all Democratic nominees in the county, and all mem bers of the local Democratic Executive Committee. If all these well-known and highly respected people bring just a few of their friends, the court room is going to be flat full. In talking with some of the leaders it is obvious that they intend to put every effort into this fight to see that each and every candidate nominated in the regular Democratic pri maries gets to take office come January. They are hav »ng no truck with compla cency. It will be enlightening, to say the least, for every per son who thinks, or who has thought, that he is or was a member of the Mississippi Democratic Party to attend. 30fomow Guest minister speaks Sunday at First Baptist The Rev. Frank W. Gunn, Sr., will be visiting speaker at the First Baptist Church in Lexington for both morning and evening services Sunday. Rev. Gunn, a native of In dianola, has served the past three years as pastor of the Georgetown Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Mis sissippi College and of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. “The entire membership is urged to come and hear this fine preacher,” said P. H. Williams, chairman qf the Board of Stewards. SECOND STRING quarterback Bobby Bell races off on a 60-yard sprint as Linn backs pursue to finally bring him down on the ten yard line Friday night as the Tchula Panthers racked up their 37*6 victory in the season opener on the home field. — (Staff Photo by Paul Tartdy) Tchula wins, Durant ties, Lexington loses, in openers By Wayne Rodgers Durant-McAdams Tie . . . The Durant Tigers managed to hold a more experienced and out-manned McAdams team to a 6-6 tie Friday night. Each team’s touchdown came in the second period with Mc Adams scoring first. High light of the game was the fine defensive play on the part of both teams. The Green Wave started the game with a threat but it failed to materialize. El mer Keith took the opening kickoff from the Tiger 15 for 55 yards to the McAdams 30. They later lost the ball on downs. The Tigers again threatened later when they drove to the McAdams ten yard line but this drive was stopped by a McAdams re covery of a Durant fumble. The Tigers seemingly fum bled the game away by drop ping the ball on three very important occasions. How ever, the Tigers outdid Mc Adams in first downs 10 to 7 and in net yards gained 176 to 126. Neither team complet ed a pass. Outstanding for the Tigers on offense were Danny Humphries, Elmer Keith and Aubrey Hathcock, and on de fense were Hugh Ingram and James Ray Simpson. The Durant coaching staff was well pleased with the showing the Tigers made against a more experienced team but added they were not over looking the fact that much work was still in store for them. The Tigers play the Tchula Panthers tomorrow night at S p.m. on Panther Field in Tchula. Coach Swindle re marked that he was not over looking the fact that Tchula was bigger and more experi enced than the Tigers. This .is one of the big grudge games 'in the county for the season so if you are a Tiger or Pan ther fan be sure and see this game. HAHS Opens Tomorrow . . .! While the other three teams in the county have one game under their belts, the HAHS Bulldogs open their season tomorrow night. The Bull dogs meet St. Clara Academy of Yazoo City at 8 p.m. in Yazoo City. St. Clara com peted in football for the first time last season in many years, winning four and los ing three. They met the Bull dogs last season for the first time and Holmes won 26-7. Holmes has a 7-1 record for last season and played in the first annual Jaycee Mid-State Bowl. Last year’s score will have no bearing on the outcome of tomorrow's game, though, as St. Clara has a year’s experi ence under their belts now and will be tougher. Holmes will field 13 lettermen while St. Clara will have 11 re turnees from last season. The Academy will also have three transfers from other schools.. Holmes has at least one letterman at each posi tion so the Bulldogs should be as good this season as they were the last. Game time is 8 p.m. Hornets Lose To Tough Ackerman . . . The Lexington Hornets lost their season’s opener to a tough Ackerman team Friday night by a score of 19 to 13. The Hornets put up a very strong battle but the Indians proved too tough. Lexington was weakened considerably by the absence of top quai’ter back Robert Autry and the reinjury to back Harold De vine in the early minutes of the second half. Ackerman took the lead in the first quarter when Charles Goodgine scampered over for the TD. The score was set up by an interception of a Hor net pass. The same was the case on the second Indian TD in the second quarter. Good gine again carried the ball over, this time from the Hor net 4. Hamp Gaston carried the ball over for the PAT, making the score Ackerman 13, Lexington 0. The first half ended like that. The Hornets came buzzing back in the third quarter, however, when QB Wyche Hooker passed to Walter Sullivan for 39 yards and the first Hornet TD. The PAT was missed. At the end of the third quarter the score wras Ackerman 13, Lexington 6 The score was knotted in the fourth quarter when Walter Sullivan took a punt and ran it. back for 51 yards. Sullivan also added the ex tra point making the score 13-13. With less than two minutes left in the game, Ack erman’s Hamp Gaston com pleted a pass to Felix Arnold for what proved to be the winning touchdown. The PAT try was no good. The final score was Ackerman 19 and Lexington 13. Outstanding players for the Lexington Hornets were Wal ter Sullivan on offense, and Julian Watson, Shelton Rog ers, Larry Spell and Jerry Fite on defense. Sullivan pro duced the night’s longest run on the 51-yard punt runback. (Continued on back page) END SHELTON ROGERS (No. 51) helps Tackle Larry Spell (underneath pile) down Ackerman ball carrier to stop drive on the 30 yard line in second quarter of Friday night’s game here. Moving in to help was jerry Fite, right (No. 50). The Hornets lost in the last minutes of the game by 19 to 13. — (Staff Photo) Mayor marks Constitution Week Mayor W. B. Kenna has proclaimed September 17-23 as Constitution Week in con nection with a program spon sored by the Holmes County Benjamin G. Humphreys chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. R. P. Ellis, regent of the chapter, points out that although no public program is planned, the Constitution will be stressed in the schools and by radio. “The purpose of the week is to encourage people to look to the Constitution and see what rights we have,” she said. PROCLAMATION Whereas, September, 1963 is notable as marking the one hundred seventy-sixth an niversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and Whereas, to accord official recognition to this memorable anniversary, and to the pa triotic exercise which will form a noteworthy feature of the occasion, seems fitting and proper; and Whereas, in accordance with Public Law No. 915, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation designating September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week; Now, therefore, I, W. B. Kenna, by virtue of the au thority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Lexington, in the State of Mississippi, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17-23, 1963, as Constitution Week in the City of Lexington and urge all our citizens to pay special atten tion during that week to our Federal Constitution and the advantages of American citi zenship. Signed, W. B. Kenna, Mayor Durant agency in 56th year with Hartford Robert K. Ray, local “in dependent insurance agent,” and owner of Robert Ray Agency in Durant, has re ceived a letter from the Hart* ford Fire Insurance Comp* any’s Atlanta office con gratulating his agency for representing their company for 55 years. Mr. Ray stated that although he had not per sonally been around for quite that long, some of the former agents of the company had. The Hartford Company had originally appointed Mr. Lee Cooper and Mr. Hunoldstein as agents on Sept. 12, 1908. Many years later, Mr. W. H. McKenzie, Jr., president of Peoples Bank of Durant, be came associated with Mr Cooper in the agency. Then in 1960 the Cooper, Hunold stein and McKenzie Agency merged with the Robert Ray Agency and the same affilia tion with the Hartford Comp any continued. Many businesses and homes in Durant have been insured with the Hartford Company since the original 1908 ap pointment. (Continued on back page) Mississippi Democrats rally forces here tonight Nominees, committeemen to head up big vote drive Mississippi Democrats of Holmes County have slated a county-wide meeting for the purpose of organizing and planning for the support in the general election of candidates nominated in the recent Democratic pri maries. The meeting is being called by the Holmes County Democratic Executive Committee, and will be held in the courthouse in Lexington tonight (Thursday ) beginning at 8 p.m. | All local nominees will be present for the discussion and planning, and everybody is invited, especially the ladies and young people, said Joe Tingle, Democratic Executive Committee county chairman. “We will discuss plans to support the entire Mississippi Democratic ticket, and organ ize in an effort to get as many voters as possible to the polls for the election,” Mr. Tingle said. Tingle pointed out that the Mississippi Democratic Party is not in any way connected with the National Democrat ic Party, and “We are as op posed to the Kennedy admin istration and the liberal fac tions as anyone could be. “The leaders and member ship of the Mississippi Demo cratic Party have fought un tiringly against centralized government and for our Sou thern way of life. The Missis sippi Democratic Party stands for local self government and individual liberties,” he said. In addition to the local nominated candidates, the en tire membership of the Holm es County Democratic Exe cutive Committee plans to be present. The county commit tee is composed of Joe Tingle, chairman; W. D. Ford, vice chairman; Jack Yates, secre tary, and members Clarence Robertson, W. B. Johnson, S. F. Allen, E. E. O’Reilly, Ho mer Chisolm, William C. Cook, E. S. Fleming, W. H. Rushbrook, R. L. Thompson, F. M. Clark and Ralph Ray. Homecoming set for Sunday at Oregon Homecoming activities are set for Oregon Memorial Church Sunday and will in clude morning and evening services and basket lunch. Morning services begin at 11 and evening program at 2. The Rev. A. Y. Brown, for iiner pastor of the church and [presently serving as pastor of First Methodist Church in West Point, will deliver the morning message. Miss Linda Sue Moorehead will give the welcome address and Grady Bailey of Leland will give the response. A basket lunch is planned for 12:30. The Rev. Crawford Ray, Methodist pastor a> Oregon, will bring the evening mes sage. The pastor invites the pub lic to “come and be with us and enjoy the fellowship on this special day.” DANNY HUMPHRIES, 155 pound Durant Tiger fullback, has been chosen by teammates to serve as captain of the team Fri day night in the game at Tchula. 4-H Horse Show clinic held Sept. 2 The Holmes County 4-H Advisory Council was sponsor to a 4-H Horse Show Clinic held on Monday, September 2, at the Jaycee Rodeo Arena in Lexington. Approximately fifty adults and 4-H’ers were in attendance. An informative discussion on the grooming and showing of horses was given by E. B. Railey of Greenville. Railey also talked on the points to look for in selecting a horse for a 4-H project. Carolyn Cunningham and John and Bob Kimbrough gave demonstrations on bar ren racing, pole bending, reining, western pleasure and the trail horse. The 4-H Club will hold its first horse show in the sum mer of 1964 to coincide with the Northwest District Horse Show. W. R. Sullivan, County A gent, says: “Anyone interest ed in the events that will be herd in the show may call the County Agent’s office for ad ditional information.” Newly formed Electric Club names officers OFFICERS AND SPONSORS of the newly-formed 4-H Electric Club, ‘‘Th£ Holmes County Live-Wires,” make plans for future projects. Seated, left to right, are: Sylvia Chisolm, Paula Weems and Johnny Lee Self. Standing, left to right, Duane H. Tucker, Kim Kimbrough, Guy Buford ana Mrs. Joy FrizelL , On Saturday, September 7, | a group of eighteen boys and ! girls met at the Lexington i City Hall for the purpose of organizing a County Electric Club. Mr. Tom Luby and Mrs. Billie Boyce, representatives i from the Yazoo-Valley Elect | ric Power Association, were i in charge of the program. | They spoke on the organiza I tion of an electric club. The following officers were elected at the meeting: Paula Weems, president; Kim Kim brough, vice president; Syl via Chisolm, secretary; and Johnny Lee Self, reporter. Group leaders are Johnny Lee Self and Guy Buford. The following members at tended: Bob Kimbrough, Guy Buford, Sylvia Chisolm, Paula Weems, Julie Zemp, Judy Younger, Diane Younger, Buddy Hathcock, Sonny Thomas, Thad Henley, Jimmy Weems, Hugh Fonville, Mike O’Briant, Kim Kimbrough* Johnny Lee Self, Clay Self. 1 Durant merchants set sales clinic Roy Hatten, sales training coordinator for Mississippi Power and Light Company, will conduct a three-meeting sales clinic at Durant City Hall, sponsored by the Du rant Merchants Committee, it is being announced by Hugh Skinner, chairman. The three evening meetings are scheduled for September 24, and 26, and will open at 7:30 p.m. Skinner said Durant merchants and busin essmen and their employees will attend, and interested persons from surrounding areas are cordially invited to join them. Hatten, who conducts sales training meetings for comp any personnel, electric ap pliance dealers and other bus iness groups, will discuss salesmanship, human rela tions and principles in man agement in the meetings. He is noted for his presentations, which incorporate magic tricks and an abundance of humor. Hatten joined the Mississip pi Power arid Light Com pany’s staff in January of this year after having served the past seven years with the State Board of Education as an instructor for adults in the vocational department. A Roy Hatten VVWII veteran, he is a native of Meridian and has had ex perience in varied fields in cluding three years in the J. C. Penney training program, a salesman for Investors Di versified Services, Inc., and he worked briefly as station agent and telegraph operator for GM and O Railroad. TWO COLUMBUS, Mississippi natives meet. Fred Beard, center, WLBT manager of Jackson, is greeted by fellow Columbus native Harden Ervin of Lexing ton at the Tuesday meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club where Beard was guest speaker. At left is Ro tarian Wilburn Hooker who arranged for the speak er’s appearance here. (Staff Photo) Lexington Rotarians hear WLBT manager Fred Beard, manager of television station WLBT in Jackson, was guest speaker at the Lexington Rotary Club’s regular noon meet ing Tuesday. He was intro duced by Wilburn Hooker, program chairman for the meeting. Walter and Victor Reuther have outlined in detail for President Kennedy a plan whereby the present admin istration may crush resistance to their socialistic program, Beard said. He said Kennedy is sur rounded by an “Irish Mafia”, and is a virtual captive. He said the president has no choice but to follow orders of the political powers which put him in office. Touching on civil rights,1 the Council of Foreign Rela tions, the Federal Communi cations Commission’s Fair ness Doctrine, and the Free Elector plan, Beard said the South doesn’t yet know whe ther it wants Barry Gold water for the Republican Presidential nominee. He ex pressed thought that Gold water stood a chance of get ting the nomination in 1964, regardless of public senti ment. He said that he had per sonally met with nine Sou thern governors and “we have a good chance to car ry six of the states with the Free Elector Plan.” He named those states as South Carolina, Virginia, Missis sippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana* He termed Florida as a toss-up. Pointing to the anticipated close vote in the presiden tial election next year, he said he believes the South can get the balance of power with the electoral votes of these s x states. Should that be he case, the Southern coali tion could name or have a big part in naming the next president. Pickens Joycees set first meeting for Tuesday night The newly elected Pick ens Junior Chamber of Commerce has slated its first official meeting for Tuesday night, September 17, at City Hall. The meet ing is to begin at 7:30. Officers of the new chap ter were named at an or ganizational meeting Sep tember 3, as follows: Hen ry McNeesc, president; Sonny Presley, first vice president; Bob Wentworth, second vice president; Bobby Courts, treasurer; David Hart, secretary; and George Wynne, Jr., direct or. Main issue of business will be to sign up new mem bers in an effort to surpass their goal of 35 members. All local merchants have been contacted and are co operating in this drive for a strong membership in this young men’s organiza tion. The chapter will be the only civic club for the com munity. The Lexington Jay cees are the extending chapter. Holmes meets Northwest JC at home tonight The Holmes Bulldogs will open their home season here tonight (Thursday, Sept. 12.). The Bulldogs gave a good account of themselves in the game at Perkinston last weekend. The Perk eleven outweighed the Holmes boys t^y some 10-12 pounds per man. The Northwest Rangers measured the Hinds Eagles, score of 13-3, in a game play ed at Senatobia. Holmes play ed a better game than the 28-7 score might indicate. Perkinston has a seasoned team with adequate man power and the pre-season poll of junior college coaches seemed to be about right. Roger Bynum and Payne Spence were work-horses for Holmes in the backfield. Tom my Butler did a commend able jo bon defense. He re placed Bynum and Robert Marascalco at the quarter post when Holmes was on de fense. W. T. Ruff, William Ellington, Allen Kimbell, a$d Paul Swindoll played well on offense and defense. Most of the squad came out of the game in fair shape, and should be ready come tonight. Few changes are con templated from the line-up that opened against Perkin ston last Saturday night. The team spirit is high and the team never failed to scrap in the Perk-Holmes game. Authorities at Holmes are making preparations to ac comodate a large crowd for the opener tonight.