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_ VOL. 5 NO, 38 LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI— Thursday, September 19. 1963 _10c PER COPY_.
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By Paul Tardy
Shot at a whole lot of dov
es the past weekend. Killed
a few.
Reports from over the area
indicate that the dove popula
tion is greater this year than
it has been for some time du
ring the first season.
Word comes that Tandy
Stepp, Chick Weathersby and
quite a few others CTot their
limit near Howard. Hunt
Cade and Henry McClellan,
Jr., left their stands early
over near Cruger, so, must
have had their limits. At this
writing, Wednesday noon, a
crew of Lexingtonians is
headed for the Howard area
to shoot up a lot more shells.
We’ll be interested to hear
any and all reports.
As the Georgia Bulldogs
and Alabama Tide prepare
for their meeting Saturday,
you can just bet, in spite of
the court’s ruling against
Look magazine, there’s not
much telephoning going on
between the two schools this
A word to the wise should
be sufficient. To those of you
who have the opportunity to
attend the sales clinic to be
held next week in Durant,
you w'ould be wise to take ad
vantage of it. Whether you
ever intend to sell anything
or not, you will come away
from Roy Hatten’s lectures
feeling better than when you
went in.
While teaching you to be a
little easier to get along with
and enjoy living with your
self, he crams a, little educa
tion in your head and packs
it with a touch of humor. He
might be described as an
egghead Dave Gardner bring
ing a Dale Carnegie message
with Houdini’s wand.
Short space, short thoughts,
short column.
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Holmes youth rates high
in Kosciusko Livestock Show
Holmes County yout h s
showed their colors at the
Central Mississippi Livestock
Show at Kosciusko on Sep
tember 11, 12 and 13th. The
Grand Champion steer was
shown by Tom Slack of the
Pickens Pacesetters.
Carolyn Cunningham of
Tchulji showed the Reserve
Champion. Nathan M c K i e,
Ann and Rose Atkinson all of
Pickens Pacesetters showed
red ribbons.
In the Dairy show, which
was the strongest in years,
Hardy Mitchell of Lexington
showed the Grand Champion
of the Guernsey breed. Judy
Neal of Lexington placed se
cond in a strong senior calf
class in the Jersey division.
Bill McKenzie of Durant plac
ed 4th in a very strong two
year old Jersey cow class.
In showmanship, Bill Mc
Kenzie and Gary Bouchillon
both of Durant placed second
and third respectively in the
Junior showmanship class.
Others showing and their
placing were Sloan Mitchell
of Lexington - red ribbon;
Gary Bouchillon and Ralph
Humphries of Durant - red
ribbon each.
The next show the Holmes
County 4-H’ers will attend is
the State Fair in Jackson.
Crop, Entomology and Fores
try exhibits are being read
ied for the Mid-South Fair in
Memphis and our State Fair
in Jackson.
Holmes WMU
meets Thursday
in Lexington
The First Baptist Church
of Lexington will be host to
the Holmes Associational
WMU next Thursday (Sep
tember 26).
Mrs. J. P. Love of Tchula
will preside over the meet
ing which will begin prompt
ly at 10 a. rn. and close at
11:30 a. m.
All members of WMU in
the Holmes Association are
urged to attend this very
important meeting, she
pose while studying typography to plan
ning for their 19M-64 editions. Shown here
are, left to right, Billy Wilson, sports edl
tor; Jo Ann McCrory, editor; Mrs. Linda
Darnell, sponsor; and Mary Frances Al
len, assistant news editor. Stall photo
Circuit CS^rk Henry McClellan, left,
and Miss CaVdlyn Cade of Emory watch
“the fish man” dip up and weigh catfish
by the thousands last Thursday as pond
owners from -.over the county came to
haul away the fingerlings for stocking
their ponds. 50,000 fish were distributed to
individuals by the Mississippi Game and
Fish Commission from a tank truck on
the square in Lexington. Staff- photo
Lexington merchants plan
big fall sales promotion
Twenty four Lexington
merchants are banded to
gether for another big fall
town-wide sales promotion
this year, according to J. M.
McRae, secretary of the
Lexington Chamber of Com
merce. The promotion will
be similar to those carried
on tn.the past with special
pricing 6f merchandise and
added incentives for trad
ing in Lexington.
The promotion will begin
Friday, September 27, with
special promotional buying in
centives slated for each Sat
urday, October 5 through De
cember 7, the C of C announ
cement said.
The participating merchants
are Thurmond’s, Patterson’s
Variety Store, Henrich Drug
Sltare, Browrt’s Department
Store, The Fincher Company,
Cohen’s, Flowers’ Department
Store, Volunteer Food Store,
Williams Outlet Store, Peop
les Drug Store, O. L. Ellison,
T & T Store, Louie’s Grocery
& Market;
Western Auto Store, C. Kee
Grocery, Ben Franklin Store,
The Riley Company* Mayo
Grocery, Hydratane Gas Com
pany, Sunflower Food Store,
Schur’s General Merchandise,
Power’s Grocery & Market,
Texaco Service Station, and
Community Grocery.
r uraner ueiaas ai e iu uv
announced in newspaper and
radio announcements and ad
vertisements, the chamber
Sales Clinic
starts Tuesday
in Durant
A three-day sales clinic in
Durant, sponsored by the Du
rant Merchants Committee,
is scheduled to begin next
Tuesday, September 24. The
meetings, to be held in city
hall are to begin each night at
7:30 p.m., Tuesday through
Thursday, said Hugh Skin
ner, chairman.
Roy Hatten, sales training
coordinator for* itlhe Missis
sippi Power and Light Com
pany, will conduct the clinic
which is open to Durant mer
chants, business men and
their employees and* interest
ed persons from sorrounding
Merchants and business
firms of Durant participating
will include Piggly Wiggly,
(Continued on back page)
M. E. Holloman
dies Tuesday
services today
Miles Edward HoHoman,
prominent Lexington busi
nessman* died at Holmes
County Community Hospital
Tuesday night after an ex
tended illness. He was 54.
Funeral services are to be
held at 10 o’clock this morn
ing (Thursday) at First Me
thodist Church in Lexington
with the Reverend Crawford
Ray officiating. Burial will be
in Odd Fellows Cemetery
with Masonic Rites at grave
side. Southern Funeral Home
is in charge #f arrangements.
Owner and operator of Hol
loman’s Machine and Supply
Company for a number of
years, Mr. Holloman was a
member of First Methodist
Church and a mason.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Billie Prater Holloman;
one son, Miles Edward, Jr.,
two daughters, Harriett Lynn
and Elizabeth Carol, and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Holloman, all of Lexington;
two brothers, J. C. Holloman
of Grenada and J. W. Hollo
man of Houston, Texas; four
sisters, Mrs. Ruth Duke of
Bermuda Islands, Mrs. Eliza
beth Hull of Bay Springs,
Mrs. Walton Murphy of Lex
ington, and Mrs. Irene Harth
coek of St. Louis.
Factories moving south are
finding that production Is up
in quantity and quality with
Southern labor and environ
ment according to Hugh H.
Clegg, Director of Develop
ment and Assistant to the
Chancellor at University of
Mississippi, who spoke to the
Lexington Lions Club meeting
here Monday night.
Clegg talked on the Indus
trial growth of Mississippi
and the South, and discussed
status of the present faculty
at Ole Miss. He said that
even though the turn-over in
professors at the school was
somewhat heavier than usua*.
replacements are competent
and the quality of teachers
will be as high as ever.
He pointed out that many
manufacturers in the North
have, established pilot plants
in the South and will probate
ly/ tnoye other factories here
gitev learning of the many
advantages which can be rea»
ftaedwith southern labor and
He said that a survey
showed average production in
the South is 18 per cent above
that with Northern labor.
Quality of the products was
(Couttraed w hack page
Larry Auerbach piuS/Efkgte Jrfs
ceremonies honoring him upon earning his Eagle rank at
die Lexington Lions Club meeting Monday ni^ht.
Staff photo
Morris Williams
named to board
of realtors
At the regular meeting of
the Jackson Board of Realt
ors, Tuesday night, Septem
ber 3rd, Morris C. Williams
was elected President of the
Jackson Board of Realtors.
W. P. Bridges, Jr. was elect
ed Vice-President and A. R.
Stringer, Secretary. The
Jackson Board has a mem
bership of 101 Real Estate
Brokers and 18 associate and
affiliate mfembers. Morris is
also serving as Vice President
of the Jackson Multiple List
ing Service during the cur
rent year. He has been en
gaged in the sale of real es
tate for Reid-McGee & Co.
for 10 years and is a Vice Pre
sident and member of the
Board of Directors of that
firm, engaging in the sale of
commercial and investment
real estate.
Mr. Williams, as President
and official delegate of the
Jackson Board will attend the
National Convention of the
National Association of Real
Estate Boards, in New York
City, November 8th through
!4th. The Stale Real Estate
Convention will be held in
Jack6on in October.
Morris is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. ,J. F. Williams, of
Martin Funeral
service today
Funeral services for Wes
ley A. Martin, 87, retired
planter of tljje Cameron com
munity near,, Pickens, are s^t-'
for today JTfiiursday) at Sift*'
loh Presbywrian Church at
2 p.m. He «le4 at the home
o / his daughter, Mrs. Joe
Cauthen, •» after a lengthy ill
Mr. Marfin was born in
the Cameron Community and
had lived most ,o£. ;his Jire
there. He; was a --.morn her "or
the Shiloh , Pres b.y 4
Church. . •iy:i.iO[.(nom ?
Funeral services iw&jr
conducted by the'. R^y^ 1:^1.%
C. P. ThrailkiU ofi
former pastor of. .thdl^iwfo^,
with Worthey Funeral .-Home,
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ella Ward Martin, two
daughters, Mrs. Cauthen and
Mrs. Edgar Putnam, both of
Pickens; four sons, J. B.
Martin of West, Edgar, of Lu
therville, Md., Jesse of Mem
phis, and Eldon of Kosciusko;
a sister, Mrs. Bessie Leather
wood of Mcflee, Ark.; eigh
teen grandchildren and sev
enteen great grandchildren.
Hornets bop Senators;
Tchula downs Durant
* . **■ V' .
Walter Sullivan heads down the sidelines
for a long gain to set up the third of Cex
ington’s seven touchdowns against Car
rollton Friday night in a 46-7 win. The
win evened the Hornets’ season record at
1-1 after defeat at the hands of Ackerman
last Friday night on the home field.
into the win column last Fri
day when they rolled over
the North Carrollton Senators
45 to 6. The Hornets scored in
every quarter except the last
while displaying awesome po
wer on both offense and de
The Hornets scored 2fi
points in the first quarter and
thirteen in the second to lead
at halftime 39 to 0. They add
ed six in the third and the
(Continued on back page)
Johnny Mac Burrell has
been chosen by his teammates
to serve as captain of the
Durant Tiger football team
in their home opener against
Kilinichael tomorrow night.
Wingback Burrell is a junior
and two-year letter man. He
weighs 156 pounds. Staff pho
Jaycees sign Mid-State to bowl
Coaches of the Mid-State
Conference have signed a
contract with the Lexington
Jaycees to furnish one of
the teams for the annual
laycee Football Bowl game
to be held in. November at
Branch Field at Holmes
Junior College.
The vote of the coaches to
furnish for the bowl game
the top team or second team
in the Conference was unani
mous, according to Jaycee
Billy Upchurch, bowl chair
The contract was signed by
Unchurch and by the confer
ba chosen, at. date lata in the
season by the Lexington Jay
cees. Date of the bowl game
Will be set by the conference,
Upchurch said.
y. Newly elected Kendrick,
Ackerman eoach, seated, signs contract with'' Lexington
Jaycees for the 1063 Jaycee Bowl to he held in November
nt Holmes- Jgnior College,, as Jnycees Hilly Adams Up
church, bowl chairman, looks on. The contract is to guar
antee the Jaycees the top or Second team in the conference
for play iy the game.t/ ; fetaff photo by Wayne Rodgers.
For Lexington . . .
Jewel Knight appointed
new MP&L Co. manager
jewel Knight, presently serving as Mississippi Power
£r Light Company’s manager at Durant, was named to a
similar position for the utility at Lexington it was an
nounced today by Donald Cray, vice president and ope
rating manager for the utility. Knight succeeds James
B. East, former Lexington manager.
Grady Harcrow, engineer at
MP&L’s Durant office, was
m.rned to replace Knight as
local manager.
The new Lexington Manager
is a native of Walthall Coun
ty;, a veteran Of 30 years with
tile’ utility: He joined MP&L
as a power plant operator in
Tylertown, and/ through the
years; ,'Las yield, fpamagbri.a^
positisni.-' , Cornpdny’s
oiiices in Liberty, Tylertown,
Byhalia, Hernando and most
recently at Durant.
Mr. Knight is married to the
iormer Grace Felder of Ty
lertown and the couple have
two daughters, Mrs. James
Me Leila n of Durant, and Mrs.
Kittrell Ginn, Jr., of Cleve
Knight is very active in
ihurcn, civic and youth acti
vities. He is president of the
Methodist Men’s Club and a
member of the Official Board
>f the Methodist Church. While
in Tylertown he served as
president of the Rotary Club
and is presently holding the
affice of secretary of the Dur
ant Rotary Club. He is also
nast president of the Byhalia
Lions Club and has participat
'd actively in Boy Scout work
n the various communities
n which his work with the
atility has taken him.
Grady Harcrow, who suc
eeds Knight as MP&L’s Dur
int manager, has been with
he utility for the past 17
fears. He attended Mississip
'pi College at Clinton and
started his Company career
as a draftsman for the utili
ty in Jackson.
The new Durant manager
has -served in Various engi
neering positions for MP&L
Sihce January, 1955 and has
held his present position at
Durant since November, 1959.
, Mrs.. Harfcrow' is the for
mer Jtaf .Cohlwft of Jackson
and the couple have three
children, Grady, III, 18; Mi
chele, 15; and Donna Lynn,
13. The Harcrow family are
members of the Durant Bap
tist Church.
Harcrow is a member of the
American Legion and serves
as Boy Scout Committeeman
in Durant. He was Chairman
of the most recent Boy Scout
fund drive in the community.
Since his arrival in Durant
he has played a prominent
role in civic activities having
served as treasurer, secre
tary and vice president of
the Durant Rotary Club.
The managerial changes
announced today will become
effective immediately.
Out of Town Visitors
Captain and Mrs. E. G.
Lipsey and children of Luke
Air Force Base, Glendale,
Arizona, are visiting Capt.
Lipsey’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Lipsey in Lexing
ton. The Captain will leave
with his family for a tour of
duty in England September,
on losing end
by Wayne Rodgers
The Tchula, Panthers broke
a thirteen year jinx on Fri
day the thirteenth when they
defeated the Durant Tigers,
7 to u It was the first time
ai thirteen years the Panth
ers had defeated the Tigers,
and ironically, it happened on
Friday the-thirteenth. It was
a closely fought contest all
the way with defensive play
being outstanding by both
The only score of the game
came in the second quarter
when Wayne Self of Tchula
went over from one yard out.
Self had scored previously on
the same series of plays but
the TD was called back be-,
cause of an offside penalty.
The score was set up by an
18 yard pass play from quar
terback Bruce Taylor to Self.
Self added the extra point.
Durant’s only threat came
in the second quarter. This
threat was ended when the
Tigers lost the ball on downs.
The drive carried to the Tch
ula twelve. The Panthers only
other threat came when they
trove to the Tiger one yard
line in the closing moments
of the game but lost the ball
on downs.
r TVvft longest Tchula run was
pil$duc£d by two Panthers,
Billy Paul Lee and Billy Bell.
Each had runs of 26 yards.
Top gain for the Durant Ti
gers was the product of Dan
ny UmpjhrieSj, It.was a twelve
J-ard gain! v **
Outstanding offensively for
Durant- were Danny Ufttplj
itk&lk rul \ rJlojjs ‘
on defense, for the*Tigers
outstanding defensive ’play.
The Durant Tigers open
their home season lomorow
hight at 8 PM against Kil
inichael, while the Tchula
Panthers take to the road for
the first time this season,
traveling to (lien Allan, for
their second conference bat
tie of the season.
The Lexington Hornets got

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