Clarion-Ledger from Jackson, Mississippi on December 15, 1959 · Page 7
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Clarion-Ledger from Jackson, Mississippi · Page 7

Jackson, Mississippi
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Tuesday, December 15, 1959
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tiij vssiir fen v - 7T z FIRE OLD DESTROYS LEE SCHOOL Pike Sheriff Gives First Clue In $15,000 Burglary Classes In New Location To Be Resumed After. Christmas inTrmr- I PARADE FEATURE One of the features of the big parade honoring Lynda Lee Mead's first appearance in Jackson Monday was . the Hinds Hi-Step pers, precision dance and drill squad from Hinds Junior College, Raymond. Photo by Nations f.v Vv It ... Si r-l A mkf Shaw Recognized By Honorary Fraternity IN JACKSON Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez, Miss America of 1960, made her first public appearance in Jackson Monday when the city celebrated the occasion with a 42-unit parade. Photo by Nations. Agents Elect Officers As Annual Meeting Opens Agricultural Extention Service, 8 gents from every county in Mississippi began their annual conference here Monday at the King Edward Hotel. D. 0. Scott of Columbia was elected president of the Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents, succeeding T. E. Berry of Greenville. Mrs. Genevieve N. Harris of Hazlehurst is presidentelect of the Mississippi Home Demonstration Agents Association. The home agents' president, Mrs. Nola H. Morgan of Calhoun City has a year to serve on her two-year term. Other county agents officers for the year ahead are Ansel Estess of Tylertown, first vice-president; W. B. Latham of Columbus, second vice-Dresident and L. N. Garrison of Greenwood, secretary-treasure County agent directors elected were Cutah Robinson of Tupelo, Cecil Black of Indianola, J. H Davis of Laurel, Hallie G. Forbes of Raymond and Clay Simmons of State College. Memberships chairmen Include Gerrald Taylor of New Albany. W. J. DuBard of Drew, Franklin Hughes of Prentiss and Monroe McElveen of Liberty. The home agents also elected Miss Joyce Cleveland of Cleveland secretary, Mrs. Martha L. Phillips of Calhoun City, first vice-presiden Miss Jewel MoGinty of Kosciusko councilor; Mrs. Margaret H Nichols of Tupelo, councilor; Miss Lanelle Moore of Charleston, vice councilor, and Miss Ollie Dean Mc- Whirter . of Fulton, vice-councilor Besides the president, officers con tinuing to serve their two-year terms include Mrs. Pearl Burkett of Hattiesburg, second vice-presi dent, and Mrs. Ollie J. Lane of Yazoo City, treasurer. The meetings of both associations included recommendations for pro. fessional improvement, better public relations and measures to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of rural people and others, Featured Tuesday will be discus' sions of better ways to help tri people of each county work to ward higher farm income and im proved standards of living, stated Dr. Clay Lyle of State College, directors of the Extenson Service Reports of the latest in agricultura and home economics research will be given by Experiment Station workers. Governor-Elect Ross R. Barnett M. S. Shaw of State College, as sociate director of the Agricultural Extension Service, was presented hih honor here late today, the Certificate of Recognition from the Grand Council of Epsilon fig-ma Phi, national honorary Extension fraternity. t Ihe award was presented dur ing the annual business meeting of Mississippi's Rho Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. This meeting was held during the two and a half day annual conference In Jackson of the county agetns, home demonstration agents and others of the Agricultural Exten sion Service. Miss Earle Gaddis, state home demonstration agent and chief of Rho Chapter, mentioned some other distinguished Mississippi Extension workers who received this high honor. They included Miss May Cresswell, who retired in 1955 as state home demonstration agent; the late Miss Elaine Mas-sey, outstanding district home demonstration agent and state girls' 441 Club leader, and the late L. A. Higgins, who pioneered m developing Mississippi s dairy industry. E. E. Deen of Hattiesburg, dis trict Extension agent, made the, presentation and told of Mr. Shaw's many contributions to Ex tension. For many years in his present position, Mr. Shaw has led state wide programs to meet the changing needs of farm families and others. He pioneered in encourag ing businessmen and farm leaders of counties to meet together, study problems and draft action pro grams to reach definite farm and home goals. Mr. Shaw encouraged the Ex- Bt ALEEN CLARKE COLUMBUS - Nearly a thousand school children in Columbus are getting an extra week's Christmas vacation this week while school authorities try to decide where they will continue .their studies for the rest of the year. Fire destroyed ttie s. D. Lee Junior High school before dawn Monday. The school building, con demned 15 years ago and still much overcrowded by city's grow ing school population, was located in downtown Columbus on one city block. Left standing was the historic old Stephen D. Lee mansion which has been used by the school as a home economics department. The home was once the residence of Confederate General Stephen D. Lee . for whom the school was named. The band hall with instru ments and uniforms was also sav ed. The 41 year old facility was the only junior high school tor white children in Columbus. Chief T. R. Deashiell said that ho on? was injured in the fire that destroyed the old four -story brick building. Cause of the blaze has not been determined, however, i was thought to have originated in me caietena area. The boiler of the school Is also located in this area. will address the Tuesday evening banquet. The conference will adjourn at noon Wednesday. The Negro Extension agents are holding a similar meeting at Jack son College. Tnegday. December IS, 1959 (fig ClfltfOlt'CcDgCt ? Supt. C. N. Brandon, of the Coluinbus school system, said that the school carried $250,000 insur ance, but that it would take at least a million dollars to replace the plant. The school, in all prob-abiliy, will not be re-built on the same spot. i Brandon said It appeared that the children would have an unexpected week's vacation while arranse-ments were being made to place them elsewhere. Monday school authorities were considering moving the children to the new S. D. Lee Hign scnooi, located on the outskirts of town, and doubling up on schedules, or running a morning and afternoon shift. The possibility of using the educational building of the First Baptist Church , or some of the classroom space at Mississippi State Colleee for Women Is also being considered. Monday afternoon bulldozers were pushing down, the remaining walls of the fire-gutted school. The alarm was turned in at 1:45 a. m.. but bv that time it was too late to save the building. "We had 40 firemen there and a good water supply along with a group of men and fire equipment from the Cohimbus Air Force Base, but it was all just too late," Deashiell said. McCOMB A Saturday nteht $10.000 1 to $15,000 safecracking at a Baton Rouge department store Sunday was reported to the Baton Rouge Police by Pike County Sheriff Bill Andrews. Andrews' information came aft er Mrs. W. C. Lee, who lives on Highway 51, just north of Summit, reported to him that her husband, out giving his dogs a Sunday noon stroll, had found a Baton Rouge bank sack full of checks made out to Montgomery ' Ward and empty coin wrappers in a highway ditch. Andrews visited the scene and found two more such Louisiana National Bank bags, each full of checks, coin wrappers, cash register keys and a few pennies, be hind nearby trees. While he was reporting this by Eastland Says Cut Out Visits To Cuba M. S. SHAW, tension agents to organize rural communities, give rural people extra help through Balanced Farm and Home Planning, and strength en 4-H Club and Home Demonstra tion Club work. He was for several years chairman of the state's farm safety program, and has served on many important committees dealing with Mississippi's agriculture and gen eral economy. An Extension worker since 1923, Mr. Shaw came up through the ranks as assistant county agent, county agent, specialist in economics, district agent, state agent, and on to his present position. GREENVILLE - Senator Jams O. Eastland said Sunday the communists are twisting the liberal movement of the 20th century to their own ends. Speaking to a crowd of- 200 at tending the dedication of the new National Guard Armory the Sena tor said: We must face one fundamental factwe live in the revolutionary 20th century. The commoji people of the world are on the march for a higher stand ard of living. "The Communists are trying to capture this movement or use it for their own ends," he said. Senator Eastland pointed out Communists have jumped on the lib eral bandwagon in South As,a, the Middle East Afrka and Latin America. The Communist drive in' Latin America Is highly financed in the belief that a Communist entrench ment there is "striking at the jugular vein of America." He said we must re-evaluate our policy toward Cuba since that country is vital to our defense planning. Sugar for instance, is a defense commodity. We've built a great sugar industry which sup plies about half of our requir ments. Because we want to help build the Cuban economy, the Senator said, we pay twice the world market price for Cuban sugar or about $170 million a year. Senator Eastland made it clear that this subsidy was predicated on the existence of a Cuban gov ernment friendly to the U. S. and that if Castro's regime continues its anti-U. S. line we may cut off our economic support. He added that the giant Naval base at Quantanamo must be closed. We do not need the base, t-asuand said, but have left it in operation as a friendly gesture since it adds several hundred million dollars annually to the Cuban economy. The Senator warned against armed intervention, in Cuba because it would be playing into the Communists' hands. Instead he advocated three other retaliatory steps: first, allow no Americans to visit Cuba which would cut off a $100 million a year tourist trade. phone to Baton Rwge police, they got another call from the Baton Rouge Montgomery Ward mana ger. He had visited the closed store in mid-afternoon Sunday an.i found the store's safe drilM, punched and looted. The law is hunting the currency that was in the bags when the?-were put in the safe and the professional safe crackers who removed it, then jettisoned the sack.---about 100 miles north of Baton Rouge. 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