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f Tsi^ti^r-—— — HOLMES COUNTY HERALD — LEXINGTON. MISSISSIPPI Thursday, September 19, 1963
Published by the Holmes County Publishing Company at 200 Tchula Street,
Lexington, Mississippi. Entered at the Postoffice at Lexington, Mississippi, as Second
Class mail under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Subscription rates for Holmes
and adjoining counties, $3.00 per year; six months, $2.00; elsewhere, $4.00 per year.
ALL1E S. TARDY, Associate Editor
Another federal claw
trying to dig in
Dave Pingrey, secretary of the Missis
sippi Cattlemen’s Association, in his col
umn, Cow Talk, carried in the Livestock
Weekly, brings to light another federal
claw gnawing at free enterprise. We pre
sent Mr. Pingrey’s point as he stated it:
There is nothing funny in this month’s
column; just as there is nothing humorous
in the situation that currently confronts
us in Washington. Mr. Freeman has re
turned from Russia and the push is on
to draft an extension of the Soil Conserva
tion Reserve Program (Soil Bank) with a
clause to allow grazing on this land for
which payments are made to have with
drawn from production. One does not have
to be overly astute to recognize this braz
en plan as the original wolf dressed as
a sheep.
The Beef Industry is an obvious source
of irritation to the current Agricultural
Administration. Operating under an econo
mic system which they consider obso
lete (a relic of bygone days called the law
of supply and demand) we have been able
to weather business ups and downs with
out allowing industry control to fall into
outside hands. This does not mean all
cattlemen have become wealthy, it does
not mean all cattlemen have prospered,
it does not even mean all cattlemen have
remained solvent; it does mean at least
the majority have been able to make a
living without trading their rights for
federal aid.
The law of supply and demand unfortu
nately can be manipulated quite easily
with outside forces such as imports pro
duced in a nation whose economic level
and standard of living are vastly different
from the principal nation involved. More
than 10% of our present beef consump
tion is composed of imported beef with
the trend an unchecked upward line on the
graph . . . and now with no plan even
in the embryonic stage to limit beef im
ports in any way the Federal government
plans a program to pay producers for
stocking previously idle acres. I interpret
this as unsolicited government subsidation
of an industry in a direct unconcealed ef
fort to cause over-production and econo
mic depression within that industry.
Equally bad, this subsidy, in the form of
free government money, is not uniformly
available to all members of the indust
ry. Established cattlemen who have been
using their land in the manner free, in
telligent, agriculture dictates are ineligible
for these cheap dollars, and must place
their individually financed operations in
competition with men operating on govern
ment money. Where is the old time Ame
rican sense of fair play?
in a democracy when justice of such
magnitude looms on the National horizon
the citizen has only one alternative . . .
If you are too busy baling hay or picking
cotton to advise these men who hold the
key to the future of your industry then
you have no just ground for complaint
when people, knowing the laxity of Ame
rican Farmer in legislative matters,
reach out and don’t steal, but take with
your silent consent, the birth rights of
which you are so sure.
Perhaps we are overly concerned in
this matter, but we considered this mon
strous proposition of such importance we
ca led Bill Bettersforth this morning ask
ing permission to run our monthly col
umn a v.'e k early. This orfice has already
sent to Washington a strong message urg
ing no compromise that would allow graz
ing on land for which payments are made.
But one of the purposes of this association
is to keep our industry warned of man
euvers such as this so members can take
individual action to help decide their own
future; therefore, we felt you should have
this information immediately so you could
act, in your own behalf.
Mississippi's representative in the Hou
se Agricultural Committee is the Honor
aide Thomas G. Abernathy who can be
reached with a telegram at the House
Office Buildpng, Washington, !>. C. If
yon. feel this matter is worthy of the time
and expense involved in sending a Avire to
Washington, let him know how unfair
you would consider the passage of any
paid land reserve program that would al
Ioav grazing. He Avill appreciate hearing
from you, after all, you are his boss.
More knowledge —
_less danger
Each year as various hunting seasons
open, one begins to hear and read rules
and regulations on the exercise of care
in shooting and handling guns, which
in our opinion, cannot be stressed too
much. One cannot be too careful where
guns are concerned during hunting seas
on - - - but what about guns when hunt
ing season is not just ahead?
Almost every family owns and keeps
in their home a gun of some sort along
with ammunition and almost every fami
ly has their own set of rules governing
the care and use of firearms. But - - - -
tragedies occur. We were in the neighbor
hood wherein, such occured several mon
ths ago and the life of a ten year old boy
was snuffed out.
Boys, by nature, are inquisitive search
ers, as any mother or father of a boy
will agree, and it’s a terrific task to
keep anything out of their reach. Also,
if one will take the time to study statis
tics, most of the gun-accidents involving
youngsters are engineered by a boy (or a
girl) who had no previous knowledge of
the use of guns and consequently no know
ledge of the great danger involved. Cur
iosity of the unknown is inherently a part
of childhood, as is ingenuity, so it seems
sensible to say that our responsibility as
parents and adults is to train instead of
A boy, or girl, who has been properly
trained and supervised in the use of guns,
be they B-B guns, .22 rifles, shotguns or
pistols, has learned to respect and not
abuse rules governing the use of same,
whereas a child who has not been allowed
to touch, look at, or learn anything about
guns has his natural curiosity - - - and no
Train them, we say, just as they are
trained in many other phases of life,
for as long as there are boys and birds
there will be guns. Don’t hide guns in the
closet or on the shelf and expect them to
stay hidden, for hidden things are the
most exciting of all. Instead, teach and
train them to be responsible and careful
with guns just as you train them to look
both ways before crossing a street, for
just as streets are a part of life, so are
A. S. T.
By Paula Tardy
Well, football season is fin
ally here, with all its excite
ment and all its individual
Each game is different anri
each holds holds its own points
of hjigh excitement. There
are no two games alike.
There are games of glory
and games of glum defeat,
depending upon the final
• ■'The football game is one so
typical of America. Hometown
crowds pack the bleachers,
whether the games are in
small towns or large cities.
Usually, the opposing team
is wrell represented too, by
by crowds coming in cars or
buses, the band and cheer
Almost always, you can de
tect groups of little boys wist
fully dreaming of days to
come when they 11 wear most
distinctive uniforms and play
with such assurance; little
girls paying more attention
to the envied cheerleaders and
idolized majorettes in spang
led uniforms than to the game:
pre-school children wishing
they could go home, but find
ing amusement examining
torn programs and crushed
paper cups; smiling grand
parents who don’t see a thing
and don’t hear too well; teen
age girls watching their boy
friends and secret heroes, en
raptured, ibbaming mothers
idging their friends, saying.
“That’s my boy!”; and last,
but not least, proud fathers
shouting instructions to a son
on the field.
Tfyese people cheer with
the points made and sigh when
fhe other team scores. They
stand for the school song at
the half and clap for the
cheerleaders chants. They
scream and jump) up tyid
down and cry for sheer hap
piness or pure disgust. They
stand when “Dixie” is played
after a touchdown.
They have pride in their
school and their children.
The boys, on the field, fight
is if for their lives with their
minus nui un giui.y uui uu
winning the game. They play
vith set determination.
This is what makes a ball
This and the bags of pop
corn forgotten at a touch
down, the programs torn in
nervous haste to look up the
name of a hurt player, the
chills of pride that go with
‘Dixie,” the throats sore from
screaming, the heartfelt
cheers for a hurt player, the
hands red from endless ap
plauding. the never - ending
flpithi,: tihtese are the little
things that make big parts.
And - win or lose, these
people never fail to congratu
late their team on the effort.
The cry, ‘‘You played a good
game,” with a note of sad
ness camaflouged as consola
tion, is one of the few sounds
heard after a lost game.
This is the way it is - - -
and let’s try to keep it that
PHONE 100 \
rat tales
By Johnny Tardy1
Christmas Tree in September?
I went dove hunting yester-.
day afternoon and we killed
ten doves. 1 have a .410 shot
gun and I may hunt doves this
afternoon. I have some shells
for my gun. Yesterday I found
a loaded shotgun shell on the
Johnny O’Kelly and Butch
Pepper spent the night with
me last Friday night and we
had a good time. We played
with the robot commander
and Fascination and Tipsy
Towers. We slept on a pallet
o’* the floor except Butch got
up in the night and got in the
bed but he woke up and got
>ack <ji the pallet. Early
ir» the morning we heard some
thing rambling in the kitchen,
t t was Nubb'n, my dog.
We told ghost stories and ate
ko and drank cokes.
We went to the football
game and Lexington won but
one of the Carrollton players
got real bad hurt. We climbed
up in a tree and watched the
football game from there.
We played chase and we would
ii'-ow each other down th
T v-'mt to Mildred Barrett's
oirthday party and we were
->]?’ ing in the boat and a lit
Je black snake was crawling
around in the boat. He is Mr.
Barrett’s little pet snake and
he stays up under the boat
^ent most of the time. He is
not a had snake hut I guess
if he bit you it would hurt.
Wo hamburgers and cokes
and potato chips and cookies
and we rode Mildred’s bike
and swung down from the
tree-house on a rope. Two
1 lack dogs got out of their
pens and they were chasing
everybody. They wanted to
We went fishing last week
and caught about eighteen
oream and a mud-cat. Butch
caught the mud-cat.
Saturday a big limb fell
in our yard and we have
been playing boat on it. We
brought out tables and rugs
and things and we made a
sail out of one little bamboo
blind. We would pretend we
-topped at islands to get food
hen we would go in my house
and ge+ crackers and things.
We m de necklaces out of
strings and little pieces of
We went to my grandmoth
er’s in Snllis yesterday and
on the way we saw a cotton,
gin and it had some spruce
trees beside it that were cov
ered with cotton. They made
me very cold because it look
>d hast like snow and the wind
was bloving. I think there
was one snow bird at the tree
because it sounded like one
I’ll be back.
Under 21
Address your questions to:
Ban Halligan
Box 66
valispell, Mont.
DEAR DAN: I would like
a tgirl) pen pal of 1U or 11.
My name is Cathy Monaghan
and my mailing address is
Rt. 3, Box 386, Enumclaw,
DEAR DAN: I attend a
parochial school and would
like your opinion on our uni
forms — navy blue skirts and
white blouses. We have to
wear them five days a week.
—Complaining Gir.
DEAR C. G.: Your school
uniforms have some advan
tages — being easy to main
tain, less expensive on your
parents and they do solve the
problem of “what to wear”
from one day to the next. But
1 certainly can understand
your reluctance toward the
same costume day after day
— especially on Monday
ur course, as lung as .you
attend your parochial school,
you really have no problem
because your uniform is man
datory. That solves that.
DEAR DAN: I always
thought when a girl and boy
were walking along together,
like after school, and the girl
had books in her arms, the
boy should offer to carry’
them. Is that right? The boy
I’m referring to seldom takes
books home so he could car
ry mine if he wished.—Amy
DEAR AMY: Younger
boys, eighth and ninth grad
ers, usually don’t make the
offer because of embarrass
ment, potential razzing by
their buddies and because
they don’t know the score.
Some of the older boys just
aren’t thinking properly —
usually (because they’re so
dazzled by the personalities
of the girls they’re walking
DEAR DAN: I’m a girl of
almost 20 who has been
working on my own for more
than a year. I stay in town
from Monday through Friday
and never complained when
my parents insisted I come
home every weekend. Once I
Brewed slowly, by a centuries-old natural process, beer
is Mississippi's traditional beverage of moderation —
light, sparkling, delicious.
And naturally, the Brewing Industry is proud of the mil
lions of dollars it contributes to this state’s economy
through wages, advertising, rentals, insurance, transpor
tation and utilities. Money made in Mississippi, spent in
Mississippi. In Mississippi, beer belongs, enjoy it
get home, I'm not allowed to
go out or even have friends
cut to see me. I didn’t really
mind until recently when I
met a young man of 21 whom
I would like to have come to
the house but my parents
feel if I see him more than
a nee a week, he’ll lose re-.
spect for me.
Recently I was outside with
my younger sis it r wnen he
came driving up to return
something of mine 1 had ieu
n his car. Naturally, i was
aappy to see him and wc
.anted tor a few minutes un
.il my mother very rudeo
called- me into the house. *ou
can imagine how this young
nan felt when he wasn’t in
This problem of embarrass
ment is not new to me since
i ‘ was never allowed to go
cut during my entire school
ife. Whenever I try to dis
cuss it with my parents, they
jet mad and refuse to have
mything more to say. How
can I get them to understand
t’s only normal for a gir;i
co want some decent fun in
aer life? —Desperate
could be a case where your
actions will do more than any
amount of arguing. Your par
ents may still believe they’re
protecting a wide-eyed girl oi
15 and they’re not. Neither
does their philosophy, of the
boy losing respect for you ii
he sees you more than once
a week, make sense.
I can understand how they
want to monopolize your
weekends but I also can un
derstand your feelings and
particularly wanting to be
treated the age you are.
. I think if sometime on a
Friday you phoned your folks
and told them you wouldn’.
be home for the weekend be
cause you’re dated up, tney
just might realize that snar
ing you with a young man E
not the worst thing in the
world for them. You are oi
legal age, you know.
(Dan Halligan will an
swer all questions sub
mitted by teen-agers and
children. Address him in
care of this paper. For
personal replies enclose a
stamped, self-addressed
Home Agent
By Mary F. Harpole
Home Agent
In the fall you see many
appliances advertised for
sale. The sales are promoted
to move this year’s merchan
dise and to make space for
aew models. If you are sure
you need and want an item,
are sure it is a bargain and
tcnow me original price, this
may be the time for you to
buy a new appliance.
Beware of uie bogus bar
gain. borne unscrupulous
manufacturers and dealers
use tricks to hoodwink the
borne of them use the phony
price tag, which shows a
great reduction, while tin
product may not be worm
the so-called, reduced pr.ce.
You aren’t likely to fine
mis-branded merchandise m
j stores, but watch door-to
door salesmen.
Buy dependable brands.
Don’t be duped by counter!it
labels, such as for a cash
mere coat that has little or
no cashmere in it.
Other promotional gim
micks for false bargains are
discounts on false regular
prices and limited time sales
(which last all year long).
Be wary of wholesale or
lower than wholesale prices
Some of these prices are as
much as you have to pay at
regular retail outlets. Shop
around. Check prices before
you buy what turns out to be
a bogus bargain.
Be A Wise Buyer . . .
The wise and skillful buyer
uses a mental or actual check
list before she makes a pur
chase. On her list are these
—Know your needs
—Shop around before buying.
—Keep within a set price
—Shop in non-rush hours.
—Look for informative labels.
—Know how much money you
have to spend. ,
—Compare values in various
—Handle goods carefully.
—Avoid shopping for impor
tant items when tried or
Feed Chrysanthemums . . .
Feed your chrysanthemum,
with a fertilizer solution made
by dissolving a heaping tuble
spoon of complete fertilize
in. each gallon of water
Shrivelled yellow leaves o;
the lower part of plants shov
that they have run out c
plant food.
The plants need plenty of
water, too, during this mu',
ding and blooming period.
A little sulphur dusted or
the stems and leaves will help
ward off insects and diseases.
Two Holmes girls
named "Starlettes"
Martha Nell McNeer are a
mong those students at Hol
mes Jr. College who have
been selected as “Starlettes.”
The Starlettes are a select
group of twenty five girls who
stage performances during
half time at football and bas
ketball games.
Donna Kays, who is a sopho
more, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Tucker Pierce 01
Route 1, Lexington. She gra
duated from Lexington High
School where she partiipated
in basketball and was Presi
dent of both the 4c-H and F.
H. A. Clubs. She was a Home
coming Maid, a (beauty and
selected to the All-Mid-St?te
Basketball team. She is pre
sently serving as President
of the Home Eonomics Club
at H. J. C. and is a mention
of the 4-H Club.
Martha Nell, daughter oi
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McdYeei
of Durant, is in her Freshman
year at Holmes Jr. She grad
uated from Durant High
School where rhe participated
in Glee Club, F. If. A., bas
ketball, track and Y-Teens.,
of which she was president
She was Homecoming paeen,
a beauty, an honor student
and was named DAR good
Goodman Guild
holds meeting
The Wesleyan Service Guild
of Goodman met on Monday
night in the home of Mrs. J.
W. Potts, with Mrs. Carrie
Parker as co hostess.
Mrs. Belva Lawrence, pro
gram chairman, presented
“The Inner City.’’ Those lak
were Mrs. Bill Donald, Mrs.
Jack Albin, Mrs. Charles Do
nald, Mrs. Powell Hale and
Mrs.’ Herbert Browning.
Mr«. J. D. Neavcs, Guild
President, presided over the
business session. New year
books were distributed to
members and the 1963-64 bud
get was presented and ap
A delicious ice cream des
sert was served at the con
clusion of the meeting.
Nautilus up
for sale
The Lexington school an
nual, the Nauti’us, will be
or. sale tomorrow, September
2 \ through October 7, accor
ding to Miss Sarabeth Kllis,
Reservations for the annual
may be made through any
member of the annual staff,
or by calling 298 after 3:30
p.m., she said. Price is $4,
payable in advance, or $2
down and balance on delive
Magnolia Star Sale
Butt End Lb. 55c Whole Lb. 49c
Center Cuts Sliced Lb. 69
End Cuts Sliced Lb. 39c
Shank End Half Lb. 49c
Steak Round
or Sirloin Lb. 89c
Rib Steaks Lb. 59c
T-Bone Steaks Lb. 98c
Chuck Roast Lb. 49c
Arm Roast Lb. 59c
Til 113 grated 5 cans $ 1.00
Popcorn Lb. 10c
Bri - Tex Bleach
Safe for nylons
V2 gal. 37c gal. 57c
Maynnoise qL49c
Corn Cream Style 2 for 29c
Ironing Board
Cover and Pad $6.95
Adjustable to height
Cabbage Lb. 5c
Neck Bones Lb. 10c
Rib Ends Lb. 15c
Hog Maw Lb. 15c
Pig Tails Lb. 15c
Fryers Lb. 29c
Ground Beef u> 39c
Bacon Sliced Lb.45c
Pork Chops Lb. 39c
Wastebasket _98c
Leaf Brooms 77c
Potatoes io Lbs. 39c
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PHONE 360 - 361

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