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, i Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, January 5, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 31  lll0allll0g 01 0 IIg IOll01t mlgll$01011g Dlgl00 $0Q $1111Og I1101  Localisms by Lewis. We hesitate to begin the New Year with an ,apology, but this has definitely been the week- ,that-vas f.or us and we feel some explanvtion of our late marling and brief issue is called for. We had planned to take the day off Monday along with the res of our help ,in order to celebrate New Year's, but our plans did not include spendin.g the day in bed, .too sick .to even take a look at the day-long football fare. After a very cir- cumspect New Year's Eve spent at home with all tle family, we retlred early in pre]3aration for a day in fron,t of ,the tube. But ,this was not to be. Ere daylight, five adult members of the family had fallen victim to real .de .tummy, and ,before another 24 hours had, passed two more of the remaining three came down ,with the same malady. The twins had had their bou,t with the bug a few days before, so only our eldest son has escaped, up to this writing. We don't know Whose day was worse, his or ours, as he ,tried val.iantly to provide room service for all the stricken victims. Fortunately, 24 hours saw us in somewhat better shape ad we were able to stagger down to `the office for a few hours ,on Tuesday, but could not really get down ,to serious work until Wednesday morning. In, ,the mean,while, S,harlot, our girl Friday, had been called to Ar- kamsas by ..the illress of hm mother, who underwent sttrgery that day. Son Andy is back at USWI, ,and son Bob returned to Huntsville w it h .the junior Lewises, so that narrows our normally scant work force down to priner Sam and an ailin'g old edi,tor nd .an ailing spouse! If the old saying ,about a bad beginning making a good ending is true, the year 1973 should be a beauty for us. B III The 'attention of our eaders is directed to the ,attractive in- serts included n this issue of The Republican. The brochures. promoingWoodville's bigger and better Second 'Annual Pilgrimage on March 23, 24 an,d 25, are furnished our readers courtesy ef he Woodville Civic Cub. We are sure .they will be read with much interest. As Americans return to work following the New Year's week rand, there will be zn, a, with (Corbirmed on Page 6) S Counties Show Drop In Schools Natchez -- A drop in, ttend- Once of all public schools in the Adams, Amite, Franklin, Jeffer- son and Wilkinson county area is Shown over last year's t- tendanee, according to Dr. Gav- vi Johnston of Jackson, state Superintendent of education. There is a decline o 4I,I stu- in .the school systems of ive-eoun,ty area. Johnston said ha Cahe drop ,as expected x 2 the decline in birth he 1950's and total school age pop- expected to show 1975. the figures, and listed: each courty is School Sys- was 8,438 deorease with a total enrollment was and, 2,757 for decrease of 54. with 1,834 in 1972-700 of 57. en.nollmen.t -72 and 2,470 of 70. Wlkinson enrollmen,t was 2,515 for d72 and 2,394 for 1972-73, a rea of 11 students. sem, 1971-72 of 109 of 8,329. Amite 2,811 for 1972-73, a Franklin 1971-72 and showed a jefferson oas 2,540 for 'or 1972-73 a From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight . . . "' 25 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Svend Treppen- dahl epect to drive down to New Orleans Sunday. They will be accompanied home by Mrs. J., E. Alford and two children, who will pay a Christmas visit at the home of her paren,ts, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Treppendabl. Mr. E. W. Brown. of DeRiddev, La., spent the past weekend here visiting .Mr. and` Mrs. Elwyn Carter and ,Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Miller and other relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Whetstone and son, Glen, Jr., of Tallulah spen several days here ]ast week visiting at the ,home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Whetstone. Alvin Hill, Jr., has arrived from Hawthorn, Calif., where he is a student, for a week's visit at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Hill will spend Christmas Day at her old home in Melville, La. Mrs. Pete Dooley expects .to have with her for Christmas Day Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.uksey of Baton Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dooley of Hatttesburrg and Mrs. D. H. MAtchell of New Orleans. 50 YEARS AGO Mr. ,nd Mrs. D. C. Bramlette, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Wood and Mr. Abe Cohen were in Bton Rouge Thursday where ,they wen,t to a,ttend the football game between L. S. U. and Tulane University, in which the former won by a score of 25 to 7. Mr. C. T. McCormick, repre- sentative of a arge spice house in Bal,thnore, was here on Mon- day conferring with Messrs. Dampf & Morgan In regard to tl pepper 4ndustry in this county. Mr. ,and Mrs. Louis Kahn and Mr. Max Kahn came over from Gloster Sunday and pent the day here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Rothschild. Mr. Mason Stricker of Fort Adams pased hrough Wood- vlle Wednesday morning on his way ,to New Orleans on a short business .trip. Mr. John I-I. Stockett an& family af Certtreville were guests of his mother, Mrs. Ella Stockett, at Turnbull Station on Sunday. Mrs. C. T. Ne,tterville, Sr., re- turned to her home in WilkAn- son on Monday after a pleasam`t visit of a few weeks to her daughters, Misses Kate and Winona Netterville, in New Orleans. I Mrs. D. H. Wallace spent the wealend ,in New Orleans on a visi,t to her dattgthters, lIisses Lucie and Virginia Wtllace, lVr. Wal.lace joined her Sunday, ,morning and spen,t the day. [ 75 YEARS AGO Several drummers visited our ,town, during the ,past vceek but owing ?o the large territory which .they must cover in a I short time, did not .arry lorg. I With ,the exceltlon of the I restrlotion on coffee, bagging, I woolen, and cotton oods, our town is open to the world again and hardly any trace of the rigid quaran.tine which pre- vailed a few weeks ago is visible. Our merchan con,tinue o haul their cotton by wagons to Bayou Sara and to have freight brought back. Thus killing two birds with one rock. The Wears Weather Gate Rain HI Lo Wed., Dec. 27 0 59 30 Thu., Dec. 28 0 61 29 Fri., Dec. 29 0 70 51 Sat., Dec. 30 .15 67 55 Sun., Dec. 31 2.24 56 39 Mon., J, an. 1 .52 50 3,7 Tue., Jam. 2 .17 4g 38 Daily Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m, Temperatures 5 D. (Statistics furnished courtesy of the Miss. Forestry Commission.) 1973 Feed Grain Program Explanation Mailed To Farmers 1972 IN RETROSPECT ON LOCAL SCENE A preliminary expl,anation of the newly announced 1973 Feed Grain Program is being mulled to Wilkinson County farmers with feed rai,n bases, reports James W. Calvert, chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. "As they sort through their year-end mail, I hope they find the explan,ation and put it aside for special attention," he said, explaining that it is the first official word to be sent directly to farmers on the major provi- sions of he 1973 Feed Grain Program. Some 180 producers of corn, grain sorghum, and barley participated in the 1972 Feed Grain Program. Sign-up for the 1973 Feed Grain, Wheat. and Cotton Pro- grams begins February 5th at ASCS county offices and con- tinues bhroug.h March 16. The 1973 Feed Grain Pogram in- cludes barley, corn, and, grain TOP FRONT PAGE STORIES during the year 1972 are reproduced herewith from the fries of The Woodville Republican in chronological order: January 7 ---All five members of the board of supervisors, reelected .in November, were sworn in for a new term Monday. --Office of sheriff moved to jail with advent of separation of offices of sheriff and tax collector. ---Month of December, 1971, wettest on record with 18.33 Lnches of rainfall. January 14 --Historic old Pond postoffice and store closed. --Mrs. Ella McCralne, 98, dies. January 21 --Con,tract let for new Buffalo River bridge at For,t Adams. --C. T. Nettervtlle, prominen businessman, dies Sunday at age 81, January 28 --E. M. Kee, Jr., and Carrol Smith retire .after long service on county SCS board of commissioners. ---Southwest Mississippi de- clared "disaster area" by Presiden.t Nixon as a result of December flood rains. February 4 --Rainfall continues to set new records with 8.39 inches recorded locally in Tanuary. --R. J. Netterville named to fill unex- pired .term of his late father on School Board. February 11--County board of supervisors vote to apply for food stamp program for Wil- kinson County. --Fi,rst purple martin spoted here February 5. February 18 --Negroes win complete con,trol of Democratic Party in Wilkinson Coty at bath base established for the farm. Per acre payment rates will be equal to the farm program yield times 35 cents for corn, 33 cents for grain sorghum, and 28 cents 'Regular" and "Freedom" Democratic county for barley. A supplement pay- onvention,s held hore last Saturday.---C. J. ment is possible if a five-month national awrage prise plus the Richardson, former county Democratic commit- tee chairman, dies in Cen`trevllle Sunday nifh. February 25 C. C. Jackson, widely sought local fugitive, shot and capttred Sunday night by Policeman John" Iorsey at Woodville Cleaners after making good his second escape from jail. Charies Ilgenfrttz, 59, dies Friday, only zwo days after his brother, Will Ilgenfritz, 56, who passed away in Zachary February 16. March 3 --$390 worth of stolen goods recov- ered after being shipped to New York on bus ticket baggage stubs by C. C. Jackson. March 10 ---hIeavy docket of cases listed for March term of circuit court next Monday. Kenny McKey, of Centreville, named one of 14 state winners of Spirit of America Award. March 17 --James Jolllff, Jr,, first district supervisor, indicted` on two charges of embezzle- ment of county property. C. C. Jackson pleads guilty to four counts and sentenced by Jud`ge Forman to a total of 13 years in peniterltia,ry. March 24 --First annual PIl,gTimage, sponsored by the Civic Club, opens today with tours of six homes and three churches. ---4V,ayor Marvin, Lewis declares "Pilgrimage Week." March 31 --More than 500 people take 'tour of local homes and churches altering first weekend of Wood`villa Pilgrimage. WCCA Ramblers stage baseball ,tourney and win first two games. April 7 First Annual Woodvflle Pilgrimage closes successful season with a total attendance of 872. ---Charles H. Campbell named to advisory board of drectors of Mechanics Bank in McComb payment is less than 70 percen,t of parity. Feed grain acre'age on farms sign,ed up in Option A will be limited only by set-,aside and conervin,g base requirements. Option B requires an acreage set-aside equiva.len to 15 per- cent of a farm's feefl grain base. Farmers electing t participate under this plan agree ,to limit their 1973 total feed grain acre- ac to the total acreage certi- fied as planted fo. hmest in 1972 and also agree to forego supplemental paymen,ts. Pay- ment will be on an acreage equal o one-half of each feed grain base established for the arm. The per acre payment rates wilt be equal o the farm program yield times 24 cents for corn, 23 cents for grain sorghum, and 20 cents for barley. Commodity loans will be avail- sorghum, and producers may able to all participants in the elect to participate under one feed grain program on the of two options, farm s entire production. Na- The first option, Option A, Itional average loan rates will be quires an acreage set-aside $1.08 per bushel for corn (No. 2 equivallent to 30 percent of a basis); $1.79 per hundredweight farmer s feed grain base. Pay- I ($1.00 per bushel) for grain sar- men.t will be on an acreage equal J ghums; and 86 cents per bushel ,to one-half ,of each f.eed grain I for barley. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEA MISTER IBDITOR: The fellers got their laugh in fer the week when they reported Saturday night for the meeting at the country store. The first thing .they saw when they walked` in ,the .door was the fel- ler tha,t runs the s,tore in all his Christmas glory. e was wearing this get up his son had ,ive him. and Ed Doolittle al- lowed they in"t been nothing llke it since Joseph and his coat of many colors. The store owner's boy goes to college, and` he told his pa he wanted to put some color in the old man's life. So ,he wen,t to one of them stores .that cater to college boys .and got his pa a shirt and a pair of pants for Christmas. Mister Editor, the fellers wouldn't know fashion if they fell over it, but .they was greed if what ,the store feller was wearing was style they'd a heap soonvr be out of it than in it. They ragged him so ba .about his outfit ,til he allowed it was the irst time he got up ,ourage to wear it, .and it looked Lke the last. Actual, allowed Zeke Grubb. he didn't look bad for a girl. He was wearing ever color in .the rain,bow, his shirt sleeves were fluffY and the tips of his shire collar drooped over his shoulders. His pants legs was bigger at the bottom than .amywhere else, and they didn't have no cuffs or no ,belt. They was held up by little elastic strips on the side. Zeke said the store feller she lookec .awful pritty, but she shore weren,'t no ln ,to the bl, pot bellied guy that use to run the PlaCe. Ed Dooli,ttle said he had seen this dLs'aster coming from the day they qui,t ,putting watch pockets and suspender buttons on pants. He said he never bad use for cuffs to drop cigar ashes in noway, but when he had to use them suspenders with snap- j,aw ,clamps on em he knowed the ,worst was to come. Ed said he had been aiming to lodge a formal protes,t again, shirttails anyhow, and it looked like the feller that runs the store had done it for him. The shirt he had, on would stretch like a sweater and t.t didn,t" even have a tall, it was cut even acrost the. bot- tom so you can wear i in or out of the pan,is. It has always been a abomination to decency a mart to let his shirttail hamg out, was Ed,'s words. Mister Editor, I ,think the fel- ler that runs the store .took all the attention good natured, and I thl.nk he was right when 'he said it don't matter what's on the outside of a man, tt's what's inside .him that coun.ts. Bu his Christmas outfit d`id remind us that men's clothes seem to be gttting flashier and wimmen's are gibting plainer. 1 even see by the ads in the papers that men can git beard dye to match their fav.orite clothes .colors. But the stopper in the fashion jug was where I saw this foot- ,ball player sprained his ankle when he stepped off the curb amd Farmers Exchange Bank in Centrevllle. April 14 ---nother old Woodvilie landmark disappears from local scene wl,th demolitior o the old "Off Mill" building. --Census report shows fewer farms but increased .avm income in county. April 21 Rev. Charles W. Stockett, Jr., or- dained to full gospel ministry at Woodvilie Baptist Church. lsteration of Rosenmnt Plan- tation featured in ssrles of Jackson telecasts, April 28 -Multiple otl shows logged in No. 1 Crosby 2-11 wildcat well by Gernny-Gulmon. --Dr. R. J. Field, Jr., cited by American College of Surgeons for outstanding service. May 5 --Wilkinson Coun.ty designated for food stamp program by USD.A.--WCCA Rablers down Cen.treville Tigers for d,ivision baseball title. May 12 --Ramblers down Brandon Academy for South Mississippi baseball ti.tie. --arry McGraw. Jr., 68-year-old retired buildln con- tractor dies Monday. --G. C. (olden, ASCS ex- ecutive, honored for distirtgulshed service, May 19 --Wayne Poureiau and Mrs. Clifford, Wheeler honored by Jaycees. ---ro star Billy Shaw featured speaker at Rambler sports ban- quet, "Moose" Tolbert top award winner. May 26 --Vonnie Netterville named Woodville's Miss Hospitality. --Ramblers lose in state base- ball playoffs to Benton Raiders. --Mlchael Cavin and Bob Smith named honor st,uden.ts t (n- breville Academy. June 2 --Democrafas. and Republicans name local officials for June 6th primary. ---Denise Gonsoulin and Valele Hewes honor studerts at WCCA. June 16 --Work begun on Westside Heights subdivision near Woodville. --Flag Day service set at Presbyterian Church by UDC. June 23 ---Lake Mary Spillway dam breaks. --rs. Bessie Stricker dies Mon d,ay. --4-I. Emerson Berryhill named officer state funeral directors. June 30 --Bodron and Walker win second prt" mary victories. --July 4th celebration set at Van Eaton Park. July 7 --Mrs. Ray W. Farrar named a member of State Marketing Council by Gov. Waller. Woodville chosen as site for district Babe Ruth tourney July 12-15. July 14 --Cenrevitle and Wood.ville end DYB season in tie. --Fred McCarstle retires as Wood- vllle street commissioner. July 21 --West Side wins district Babe Ruth tourney here. --Supervisors seek state aid on Lake Mary Spillway repair. ---Mrs. O. W. Cach- ings retires from postofflee. July 28 --Carrie Sherman of Woodville wins 100-yard dash in regional track meet in San Antonio. --Feliciaa All Stars win Louisiana state senior Babe Ruth tourney. August 4 --Let contract for new bridge over Buffalo at Wilkinson. --Donn, ie Nutt of Centre- vllle state Small Business Loan com- mitee by Gov. Waller. August 11 --Mrs. Stella Cater dies at age S8. ---Announce bids for widenint and resurfacing I-ghway 61 South. August 18---Billy .Ray Aucoin, 18-year-old` Baton Rouge youth, lost and presumed drowned in Lake Mary .boating acciden`t. 'August 25 ---Recover body of Baton, Rouge youth from Lake Mary. --Richard T. Watson delegate .to National Republica Convention. September 1 --Daniel Vails, brothar of Mrs. Calvin Cage, critically injured in Temessee hgh- way accident. --Pine ,Hills wins grid jamboree. September 8 --'MPL buys 2,000-acre tract on Mississippi River near Fct Adams. --Supervisors vote 1 mill .tax increase at mornirg session, then change mind`s and up increase to 4.25 mills the same day. September 15 --County ,grocers briefed on food samp plan. Coun,ty Cancer Crusade sets record collection. September 22 ---Superviors c h a n g e minds again on tax levy, cut school levy from 10 to 6.75 mills. --Cage Tillery dies of auto accident injuries. September 29 --Circuit court to convene Mon- day. ---Jimme Booker killed in auto accident. --R. J. Kni, ghtort dies in Centrevllle. October 6 --James Jolliff, Jr., first distric supervisor, pleads guilty to embezzlement, sen- tenced to 5-year suspended, .term, removed from office. ---Mrs. Marilee Flaecomio dies Monday, Mrs. Belle ,H. Wood` passes Sunday. October 13 --T. O. Whitaker named interim supervisor of first distriot. --Mrs. Vdctoria Klar, former Rosetta postmistress, dies. October 20 --,Food, stam'ps go on sale in county for first time Monday. --Mrs. Ollie Sims dies .Monday night after long illness. October 27 --$485,000 federal grant for court house renovaton announced. --Whtaker, Gaul- den amnounce for first district supervisor race. November 3 Mrs. Olivia Stutzman honored for Cancer Crusade service. lWrs. Mary Ella Smith honored in Arkansas. November 10 Nixon wins landslide victory on local and n, ahional levels. Centreville Tigers down Ramblers. --Carnot Posey Home sold to John W. Day of Baton Rouge. lov, ember 17 E. M. Kee, prominent catleman and, businessman, dies Sunday. --4iss Susan Scott named 1973 Miss, Wilk-Ami,te R o d e o. Tigers win conference grid crown. November 24 --"Miss Lobta" Bryan re`tires as longtime c o u n t y Christmas Seal chairman. A. Q. Smith, former Centrevflle mayor, dles early Tuesday. December 1 --Louis Gaulden elected first dis- trict supervisor. --Early Jeff Davis le,tter found in Kentucky home by ,,Percival Beacrof an Ernesto Caldeira. December 8 773 door killed in county for new record. --Leon Chambers case heard by U. S, Supreme Cottrt. Linda Butler wins high honors in Navy recruit training. December 15 ---Bids for additions and remodel- ing of courthouse taken under advtsemen.t by supervisors, Woodville Christmas Parade set Saturday. December 22 Supervisors let bids for court house project for $630,000 to J. A. Russ, a, nnounce inentlon to issue additional Sl7O,000 bonds. ---Fred Netterville elected to head lumberman's group. in is hgh heel boots. Yours truly, Uncle Pete June 9 -Eastland and Bodron big winners in local primary election. ---Juliusr, Carter named I presldent o, WCOA board of direotors. December 29 --Mrs. Bobble Adams, 3q, of Baton: ; ( Rouge, killed In, uto accident near aktli ,River 4 feet .and, rLsin