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LAST RITES FOR FRANK GAVIN HARRIS Funeral services for Frank Gavin Harris, 87, of Slidell, Louisiana were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 1986, from Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty. Rev. Tony Shreffier officiated. Mr. Harris died Monday, June 23, 1986 in Roseland, La. following a lengthy illness. He was bern April 11, 1919 in Senath, Missouri, the son of Elmer E. Smith and the late Columbus Gavin Harris. Mr. Harris served in the U. S. Navv. Suvivors include, in addition to his mother, his wife, Nora C. Harris, Slide[l, La.; one daughter, Carole McCoy, Argus, Indiana; one step-daughter, Iris Cunningham, Roseland, La.; one step-son, Emerson Wroten, Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, John Harris, Lincoln, Michigan; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchfldran; 4 step,grandchildren, 7 step- greatgrandchildren. interment was in the Clay Hill Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. t LAST RITES FOR GLADYS B. MARTIN Mrs. Gladys Barren Martin, 85, of Route 3, Summit died Sunday, June 29 after a lengthy illness. Services were 3 p.m. Monday, June 30 in Hartman Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Wise and the Rev. W.C. Burns officiating. Burial was in Whittington Cemetery in Amite County. Born April 11, 1901, in Amite County, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Wiley W. Barren and Margaret Bond Barren. The widow of Charles W. Martin, she was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J.H. (Louise) Carraway of the East Fork community, Mrs. Grady {Nellie Roe) Crawford of the Tangipahoa community and Miss Gladys Fay Martin of Baton Rouge; two brothers, H.K. Barren and Billy Barren, both of the Tangipaboa community; four grandchildren, Velma R. Allred, Marcus Ray Crawford, Charles Crawford and Anita Campbell; and one great-grandchild, Gray- son Campbell. BRAD GLACONE COMPLETES COURSE Army Private 1st Class Brad L. Glacone, son of Catherine J. and Jeffrey L. Glacone of Rural Route 3, MeComb, Mississippi, has completed the basic field artillery cannoneer course under the one station unit training (OSUT) program at Fort Sill, Okla. During the course, students were taught the duties of a howitzer or gun section crewman. They also received instruction in communications, maintenance and the handling of ammunition and exploxives. OSUT is a program that combines basic training with advanced individual training. CRAIG SIMMONS RE-ENLISTS Sgt. Craig E. Simmons, grandson of Lettice B. Simmons of 925 Laird St. and nephew of Ida B. Smith of 602 S. Lonceet St., both of MeComb, Mississippi, has renlisted in the U. S. Army in West Germany, for three years, Simmons is a combat sialer with the 181st Transportation Battalion. His wife, Debra. is the daughter of Early and Barbara Williams of 418 W. 95th Place, Chicago. CHARLES ROGERS GRADUATES Pvt. Charles E. Rogers, son of Mable A. and James W. Rogers of Centrevilie, Mississippi, has graduated from the U. S. Army material control and accounting specialist course at Fort Lee, VA. The six-week course consisted of procedures for receiving, storing and shipping, plus preparation for storage and handling of supplies. PAUL PRESSIER COM PLETES COURSE Second Lt. Paul W. Pressier, son of Army Reserve COl. (Dr.) J. W. and Patsy H. Pressier of 807 Hickory St., McComb, Mississippi, has completed the feld artillery officer basic course at Fort Sill, Okla. During the course, students were taught basic artillery techniques and were introduced to new weapons systems and doctrine. 3 Million Acres Accepted In The Conservation Reserve Program The U. S. Department of Agriculture has accepted 8,000,681 acres of highly credible cropland on 22,868 farms nationwide into the Conservation Reserve Program for 1966. A total of 4,646,524 acres from 84,157 farms was submitted as bids for the second CRP siup. The accepted bids ranged up to $90.00 per sere with an average of $t4.28 and a maximum of $45.00 per acre in Mississippi. The Department of Agriculture is reportedly pleased with the level of participation with the program having a total of 3.8 million acres currently signed up and a 5 year goal of 4045 million ceres to be taken out of production. The annual rental payments will compensate farmers for retiring highly credible land from crop production. Participants will also recieve cost share payments for installing conservation prac- tices on eligible land. Land signed up in the CRP will be ineligible for farming and must be in a permanent cover such as trees for the entire 10 years of the contract. Amirs County farmers signed s total of 1714 acres into the program on a total of 28 farms. Plans and dates for future signups will be announced as they become available. Get well wishes to the Rev. Steven Pattey who is a patient at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medid Center. SPECIAL PROGRAMS SALUTE "THE STATUE OF LIBERTY" AND "JUSTICE FOR ALL" Liberty and justice are the two patriotic themes covered in two special programs to air Wednesday evening, July 2, on Mississippi ETV. "The Statue of Liberty" at 8 tells the story of the statue as a gift from the French to the American people. In addition to ambitious cinematography, the program features original material relating to the genesis, innovative construction and carefully orchestrated installation of the monument as well as testimonials by historians, politicians and immigrants whose first vision of America was the Statue of Liberty. "Justice for All" at 9 goes bebind tbe scenes and into the field with United States Attorney General Edwin Meese III and other high-ranking Justice Department officials to explore the workings of the department. Former attorneys general Griffin Bell and Nicholas Katzenbach, former solicitor general Erwin Griswold and others provide historic insight while examining the Justice Department's most sensitive political acitivites. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Mrs. Geneva P. Nelson was honored on her 75th birthday, Sunday, June 29, at a birthday dinner and all the trimmings at her home in Liberty with forty three family members and friends attending. A prayer of thanks was offered by her son-in-law, D.M. Hawkins before the bountiful meal was served, and Happy Birthday was sung to her by the group. Those sharing the happy occasion with her were: Jewel and D.M. Hawkins, Union Church, Miss.; Robert Moss, Natchez, Mrs. Mittie Hudson, Judy McCaski[l, Paul and Yvonne Hudson, Diane Musselwhite, Eva Nell R. Brekeen, all of McComb, Jackie and Lee Walton, Edwards, Miss., Cornelia Roberts, Gordon Roberts, Liberty, Helga Roberts and daughter, Nancy Roberts, Sr. Franclsville, La., W.E., Betty and Kim Wood, and Marie Wood, and Riley Pray, aJl of Baton Rouge, John and Reba Thaxton, Mccomb, Tommie Dee Otts and Robin, Myrtis Turnipseed, Roba Dixon, Lili/e Herndon, Smiley and Terrio Kirkland and children, Deana, Katie and Clay, Bessie Kirkland, Minnie Lee Smith, Rev. Aubrey Smith, Clariece Baucum and son, Jimmy Baucum, Jerry Laird, Alline Mack, C.H. and Dot Carraway, Agnes Bates, all of Liberty. The honoree was presented a corsage, many gifts and lovely flowers. CANNING INSTRUCTIONS BY: PAULINE M. ALFORD Canning instructions for two of the most canned vegetables in our area are: SNAP BEANS: Raw Pack - wash beans. Trim ends; cut into 1-inch pieces. In glass jars - pack raw beans tightly to 1/I inch of top. Add 1/I teaspoon salt to pints; 1 teaspoon to quarts. Cover with boiling water, leaving i/ inch space at top of jar. Adjust jar lids. Process in pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure (240 F.). Pint jars, 20 minutes; quart jars, 25 minutes. HOT PACK - wash beans. Trim ends; cut into l-inch pieces. Cover with boiling water; boil 5 minutes. IN GLASS JARS - pack bet beans loosely to i/j inch of top. Add I/I teaspoon salt to pints; 1 teaspoon to quarts. Cover with boiling-hot cooking liquid, leaving I/I inch space at top of jar. Adjust jar lids. Process pressure canner to I0 pounds pressure (240 F.). Pine jars, 20 minutes; quart jars, 26 minutes. TOMATOE8 - Use only firm, ripe, red tomatoes. Do not use overripe tomatoes, because tomatoes lost acidity as they mature. Tomatoes with soft spots or decayed areas are not suitable for canning. To loosen skins, dip into boiling water for about l/j minute; then dip quickly into cold water. Cut out stem ends and peel tomatoes. RAW PACK - Is no longer recommended for canning tomatoes. HOT PACK - Quarter peeled tomatoes. Bring to boil; stir to keep tomatoes from sticking. In Glass Jars - Pack boiling-hot tomatoes to I/I inch of top. Add l/t teaspoon salt to pints; 1 teaspoon to quarts. Adjust jar lids. Process in boiling water bath (212 F.). Pint jars, 35 minutes; quart jars, 45 minutes. Remember to read and follow instructions for the brand lids you are using. Food preservation bulletins are available from our office. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS BY: PAULINE M. ALFORD Although school is out, for those going on to college, it is time to think about how to finance college. Many types of financial aid are available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, wages, benefits and deferments. When applying for Lid remember most schools have priority dates. The filing dates will be stated in the college's catalog. Applications filed after priority date may still be considered. To receive information on loans, grants, scholarships and other financial aid for students, write to Financial Aid Office, Institution of Higher Learning, P. O. Box 2336, Jackson, MS 39225 and request "A Guide to Financial Aid Programs for Mississippi Students." This brochure explains federal assistance programs such as Pe[l Grant, National Direct Student Loan, Supplemental Educational Oppor- tunity Grant and others. It also lists and describes 11 assistance programs available in Mississippi. For example, Mississippi Guaranteed Student Loan Program, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students Program (PLUS), Southern Regional Education Program and others. There are other organizations besides the federal and state governments that offer scholar- ship programs. Many civic, indurial and fraternal organizations provide assistance by applying directly to them. Financial aid offices at schools can offer help in applying for this type of scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. Morris Reynolds of Baton Rouge visited his mother, Mrs. Llllle Reynolds over the weekend. m i, Jason Morgan, ten year old son of Mr. Felix Morgan and the late Carolyn Ruth Morgan, is a member of the All Star Baseball Team. He plays as catcher. He has won two trophies. In one regular season he got 14 hits. His batting average was .476. He had an accident while practicing in Woodville Wednesday, June 25 and stayed overnight in Field Memorial Hospital. He is recuperating at home. He is the grandson of Mrs, Ruth Elaine Sterling and Mr. Dudley Jones. NEW ARRIVALS IASIGI Born to Mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) Chase lasigi, their child, a son, William Chase Jr., June 26th at 12:07 Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, ten ounces. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Iasigi, Arkansas; Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wall, Gillsburg. Paternal great- grandfather is Mr. Rufus Newman and maternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Jim Newman. The mother is the former Jan Wall of Gillsburg. CARRUTH Charles Kevin and Letisha Renee Rushing Carruth of McComb announce the arrival of thei ." daughter, Dominique Ronee', born June 23, in Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, weighing 9 pounds, Vffi ounce. Grandparents are Lamar and Charlene Rushing of McComb and Charles and Linda Carruth of Magnolia. Great-grandparents are Inez Carroll, Vera Robertson, Liberty, Frankie and Wendell Rushing and Mildred Barker. Great-great-grandparents are Lorena Middle- ton and John W. and Nora McDaniel. High00,ay Safety Patrol Trooper00 Concentrating On DUI Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol troopers, concentrating on DUI and speed law violators, will be assigned to special enumt details sss the state during the upcoming Independence Day observance. James L. Roberts, Jr., Commissioner of Public Safety. said an additional 800 manhoure will be performed by troopers who would normally be off duty. Their salaries are to be paid with federal funds designated for enforcement of the DUI and 55 mile per hour national maximum speed laws. Statistics recorded by the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol for the last 20 years show the Fourth of July observance as the third deadliest holiday for producing traffic-related deaths in Mississippi. "The special duty troopers will augment the regular enforcement manpower by more than 100 officers during the throe-day period in an effort to stop the dramatic climb in highway deaths," Roberts said. "We are concerned about the slaughter that is taking place out there. The fatality-producing crashes are not just occurring on main highways. An increase is also taking place on secondary roads and city streets. "The 41 percent increase in traffic fatalities already recorded thi? year, coupled with the history this holiday has for producing highway deaths, requires us to maximize the use of our troopers," Roberts said. Acting Highway Patrol Chief D. D. Cvitanovich said troopers will be working coordinated DUI enforcement details with municipal and county law enforcement officers in addition to 55 enforcement during the 78-hour holiday period. "We are soliciting assistance from the motoring public to help law enforcement agencies curb the steady climb of automobile fatalities in this state We hope all drivers knd occupants will wear their seat belts," Cvitano#Ich slid. The Fourth of Jly observance gets underway at 6 p.m. on Thursday,July 3, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 6, Enforcement units are scheduled to set up special details in each of the nine Highway Patrol districts on the day of the Fourth, in separate districts on July 3 and 5, and in three districts on Sunday, July 6.  ! Since 1966 the Fourth of July holiday period has claimed 221 lives 'in traffic collisions, The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are record- ed as th deadliest since 1966 claiming 242 and 222 lives, respectively. Cvitanovich said seven people were killed in separate automobile creshes during the 1985 Independence Day observance which was 102- hours. Five of the seven crashes involved only one vehicle. He said as of June 25,1986, 354 people have been killed in vehicle accidents compared to 251 during the same time in 1985. James Stubbs New Chairman Of MHA James C: Stubbs, Di'ector-- of lissiseilpi State Hospital at Whitfield, Was installed as the 1986-87 Chairman of the Mississippi Hospital Association last week at the 55th  Annual Management Conference in Biloxi, Mr. Stubbs was sworn in by outgoing chairman, William G. Mitchell of Selective Service System News As we celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of our great nation, it is easy to recall those whose names are recorded in the annals of history. However, there are many unsung heroes deserv- ing our recognition and thanks who have namelessly contributed to the strength of the United States of America. From the days of the first permanent settlement in Jamestown, through the American Revolution, the War of 1912, the American Civil War, both World Wars and most recently, Vietnam, men have borne arms to fight the common foe when occasion demanded. During peace and during war, committed men have maintained the military strength so vital to the strength of the nation. Today we are blessed with peace and are fortunate to celebrate more than 13 years of draft-free existence. However, we must be prepared to bolster the all volunteer armed forces in the event of a national emergency. Since Selective Service registration was reins- tituted in 1980, more than 16 million men have added their names to the list of those eligible to serve their country in a time of need. As we take time to celebrate this national day of pirde and rejoice in the unveiling of the refurbished Statue of Liberty, let us also take the time to celebrate the commitment of the 18-year-old men who take five minutes of their time to register with Selective Service and thereby continue our efforts to keep America tbe "land of the free and home of the brave." Bar Association Develops Guide To Mississippi Law What would be the best way to improve the youth of Mississippi's knowledge and participation in the legal system? The Mississippi State Bar asked itself this question and concluded that the answer would be to develop a guide to the laws which affect young Mississippians. In a vroiect of the Youth Education for Citizenship Committee of the bar association, a book titled YOUTH & SOCIETY: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES has been published in conjunction with the Mississippi College School of Law. Part of an on-going law-related education effort by the bar, the book discusses the law in detail in topics covering relationships - to the family, to society and to school - societies' controls and the court system. Also included are a glossary of legal terms and a section on where the student can go for help. The bar association hopes the book wiJJ teach students how to be responsible citizens in a democracy. Perhaps, use of the book in the classroom will prevent them from growing up to be the kind of adults who don't vote, avoid jury service and have no idea how they can influence their government. Too many young people break the law, and their legal illiterecy puts them and all of us at risk. When students learn to view law as a source of knowledge and guardian of their rights, then they have an investment in supporting and improving the system. The book is available from the office of Programs and Communications, Mississippi State Bar, P. O. Box 2168, Jackson, MS 39225-2168. JOY HOMEMAKERS CL UB MEET The Joy Homemakers Club met for the month of May in tbe home of Ms. Eunice Blake, hostess. The president opened the meeting by reading Thought For Day, followed by the hostess rendering the devotion and reading of the last minutes. Mrs. Lean Williams, program leader, gave the county council report and gave each member present leaflets on Dairy products. The club program was presented by the hostess on Cultural Arts, Textiles and Clothing. She brought out ideas on how to drejs in the summer to keep cool. After the business meeting, refreshments were served. A total of 6 members were present. Also present at the meeting was Mrs. Pauline Afford, Home Economist. Next meeting is to be held in the home of Ms. Linda Williams. THE SOUTHERN HERALD I Liberty, Mississippi l 3 July, 1986 Page 8 i Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Ie Whittington have! returned from a delightful three weeks vacation trip to California where they visited her sister, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Adams at San Diego, wh accompanied them to Pittsburg, Calif. to visit another sister, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Grubbs. Th three couples then traveled to Quincy, Calif. fora visit with relatives. They enjoyed traveling in the mountains, seeing plenty snow, and fishing in degrees weather, sight seeing in Old Mexico and other points of interest. They also visited Jewel! Lee's brother, the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Whittington and family at Springfield, Californi PAD DAY In a special group ceremony on Monday, June 2, 1986, Attorney Michael B. Cupit, of Tylertown, Mississippi, along with 49 other members of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (PAD), was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. His admission to the Bar of the Nation's highest court was moved by Arthur J. Coldbecg, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1962-55) and former Ambas- sador to the United Nations, as the highlight of tbe 20th annual PAD Day at the Supreme Court. Preceding the ceremony, the Fraternity spew sored a reception and continental breakfast at the Court in honor of the new admittees, and s luncheon followed at the Rayburn House Office Building. There an audience of over 100 heard a talk by Stephen J. Markmak, Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, and witnessed the initiation of Cornelius B. Kennedy, executive director of tbe Supreme Court Historical Society, as an honorary member of the Fraternity. Mr. Markman was introduced by Dennis Dean Kirk, past Justice of the National Capital area Alumni Chapter. The initiation ceremony was conducted by Jack L. Miller, of Lebanon, Me, International Justice of the Fraternity; Robert E. Redding, of Washing- ton, past Iternational Justice, now executive vice-president of the PAD Public Service Center; and Randall V. Griffin, Justice of the National Capital Area Alumni Chapter. Other participants in the day's program include Joseph F. Spaniel, Jr., Clerk of the Supreme Court; Stephen G. Margeton, Supreme Court Librarian; Douglas McFarland, Acting Admini- strative Assistant to the Chief Justice; Dr. Mark W. Cannon, former Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice, now Staff Director of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution; Leonard Johnson, of the Office of Juvenile Justice had Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice; Homer S. Taft, Lakewood, Ohio, International Vice Justice of PAD; and Larry Crigler, Burlington, Ky., International Advocate of PAD. Administrative Law Judge (retiredl Donald R. Moore, of Washington, past International Vice Justice, acted as toastmaster, and Marni E. Byrum, District Justice of the Fraternity for the. District of Columbia and Maryland, offered the i invocation. ,!! Members of the PAD Supreme Court Commit- tee, besides Judge Moore (chairman), Mr. Redding. Miss Byrum, and Mr. Kirk, were Alice L. i O'Donneli, Director of Inter-Judiciai Center;  Frank Cacciapaglia, Jr., Sheldon C. Hofferman, and William B. Robertson, all past Justices of tbe National Capital Area Alumni Chapter. Commenting on the occasion, Cupit said, "It's a honor and privilege to be a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. The ceremony was a real humbling experience and made me more deeply aware of the basic nature of our system of justice and how it works." Cupit has been a practicing attorney in Tylertown since 1982. He is a member of the American Bar Association the Louisiana Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association. He practices in Mississippi and Louisiana. Cupit is a native of Brookhaven, Miiseippi, and is the son of the late Mary Lilly Cupit Seybist of BogueChitto and John E. Cupit of Liberty. He attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College and is a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Jr. College, University i of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Law School. Sports Medicine Clinic July 127 at SMRMC Athletic exertion and injury prevention advice from experts headline Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center's first sports medicine clinic July 17 and registration for the event continues. The workshop, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public with special invitations extended to area coaches, athletic directors and other persons involved with athletic activity. The foe is $15.00 for the first person to register as an individual or with a group;then $I0 per person per group. Lunch and printed materials are included in the fee. Checks should be made payable to Southwest Regional Sports Clinic, c/o Patsy R. Brumfleld, P. O. Box 1307, McComb, MS 39648. Ms. Brumfleld also can be contacted for more information or to answer questions at 60184-7361 Extension 315. Headlining the program will be Dr. Tom Jeffcoat, a McComb orthoped/c surgeon; Vic Peterson, SMRMC's physical therapy director; and Gary Grant, a certified sports trainer from Jackson. Site of the workshop in Mccomb will be announced after registration closes and will depend on the size of the clinic participation. All participants will be notified by mail and the media sent news releases. Registration is expected to close July 7. Natchez. "I look forward to my year as Chairman of the Msissippi Hospit Association," said Mr. Stubbs. ''he challenges of the future which confront all hospitals are complex. We here in Mississippi will continue to meet these challenges and provide the very best in health care for all of our cit/zens." Selected as chairmen-elect for the coming year is Thomas R. Montgomery, Administrator of King's Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven. COTTON REUNION The descendants of Joseph Caston, native; el Craven County, South Carolina. will have the Caston Family Reunion Sunday, July 20, 1966 at the Lodge at Percy Quirt State Park, MeComb, Mississippi. The reunion will be in the dinning room. Joseph Cotton left Craven County, South Carolina in 1790 A.D. and arrived in Amite County. Mississippi in 1804. POINT OF LAW [Prepared by the Mimdlppi Stato Bar, rlShts may vary hm iodlty to badlty. Alway consult aa attorney when ia dmbt abt your k rihts.] Q. My former husband is several months behind in the payment of child support but he still visits with our children on weekends. Can I prevent him from visiting until he catches up on his support payments? A. You should not prevent visitation because support payments have not been made. Support and visitation are independent rights, Your former husband has the right to visit whether or not he ever pays child support, and couversely, owes the obligation of support whether or not he ever visits. Refusing visitation will subject you to contempt of Court. Should your former husband fail as much as three months behind in paying child support, you should contse your lawyer. . I bought a car and fneneed it through my focal bank. Sltertly after I bought the car. I lost my job. After missing several payments I let the bank have the car bark. Now the bank says I gill owe them money. Do I have to pay that money when I don't even have the car? A. The creditor must sell the car in a commercially acceptable manner. If the ear is resold for less than what you owe on the accomzt, you wi!!be charged with the differenca. The bank may obtain a judgment anst you for the  remaining balance of money owed. --