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P. 0. BOX 571
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
“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
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
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
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
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.
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;
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
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
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
(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
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
The pastor invites the pub
lic to “come and be with us
and enjoy the fellowship on
this special day.”
155 pound Durant Tiger
fullback, has been chosen
by teammates to serve as
captain of the team Fri
day night in the game at
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The chapter will be the
only civic club for the com
munity. The Lexington Jay
cees are the extending
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
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.

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