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Laurel Leader-Call (Newspaper) - October 28, 1961, Laurel, Mississippi TODAY'S THOUGHT Some people can hardly watt to hear what they are going to say. T HTTDTT TranrDPHTT 80th Year No. 173 Serving Southeastern Mississippi Laurel, Miss., Saturday, October 28, 1961 Five Cents Daily Since 1911 Save Tim* tt the new Downtown Motor Branch 75- CJKilB WMther Details Under Brief* War Of Nerves Moves Into Air UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -Racing against the clock, the U.N. General Assembly today con fronted the Soviet Union with a solemn appeal to call off its 50 megaton test set for the month's end. The international body approved the resolution by a smashing vote of 87-11 with 1 abstention, but the Russians indicated before the ballot they would turn down the appeal. Faced with the Oct. 31 deadline announced by Soviet Premier Khrushchev for touching off the monster bomb, the eight sponsors of the appeal pressed the assem bly into an overtime session to get a vote before the weekend recess. The only nations to vote against the proposal were the nine Soviet bloc countries, the new Red mem ber, Outer Mongolia, and Cuba Mali abstained. Just before the balloting Soviet Delegate Semyon K. Tsarapkin de-clared that "nothing will obstruct the Soviet Union in its efforts to strengthen its defenses or in its efforts for peace." THE TOP PHOTO SHOWS a section of the two-mile long parade Friday afternoon as a part of the observance of the Mis- sissippi Oil Festival, and in the bottom shot Miss Mississippi, Miss Annice Raye Jernigan and Mississippi's Oil Queen, Miss Joann Lea Watts meet at a coffee, style show in their honor during the Mississippi Oil Festival. (Staff Photos by Welborn) THOUSANDS ON STREETS Record Crowd Views Oil Festival Parade The 19G1 Mississippi Oil Festival got off to a whopping start with the big oil industry parade Friday afternoon seen by a jam-packed crowd in the neighborhood of 10,-000 spectators. Laurel and the Petroleum Committee of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce were hosts to visitors from all over Mississippi, many from Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and other oil producing states. These guests, plus the bevy of beauties here from oil counties, towns and cities in Mississippi, one of whom will be crowned at the big Coronation Ball Saturday night at the National Guard Armory, attended the Laurel-Mc-Comb football game and an aftergame party Friday night. In the spotlight Friday and Saturday are two of the state's most famous girls, the reigning Mississippi Oil Queen, Joann Lea Watts of Poplarville, and Miss Mississippi vivacious Annice Raye Jernigan of New Albany. Other Friday highlights of the two-day event were a style show and coffee Friday morning at the Laurel Country Club, the presentation of the queen contestants, their excorts, clashing Naval officers from Meridian Naval Air Station, at the football game Friday night. Also at the game, the trophy for the best float in the parade was presented to The Halliburton Wives Club. This huge red and white float depicted the first oil well on the moon. At one end was a rocket which lighted un and at the other end an oil well, Moon children were busy ce menting production string casing a Halliburton speciality in produc ing oil wells. BEAUTY PAGEANT Saturday afternoon at Mississip pi Oil Festival headquarters, Holi day Inn, the dozen pretty girls competed in swim suits and even ing dresses. This contest, open to the public, was attended by many dignitaries as well as by a large crowd of local and visiting spectators. Members of the State Oil and Jersey Speech Decision Receives Mixed Reaction WASHINGTON
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