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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, January 12, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 32 Localisms by Lewis... Everyone insists on the h,igh- est quality of service and work- manshlp, everyone wants safety, everyone wants to get as much as .they can for their money in %he m.arketplace. All of this is fine. But how many exert them- selves .to do the extra bit that means their own efforts are producing quality either in serv- ice or product for 0he other fellow? The fault with many products, the defects in our homes and a good share of the azard we encounter are attributed .to laziness and lack of irterest in doing a job tight. Who cares about the fact that lack of skilled troubleshooting in every- thing from ,autos to vacuum cleaners ,threatens o make a shambles of technological mar- vels? Most of the. troubles of today are traceable .to a massive rejection of the work ethic or Whatever you wish to call i,t. Most people expect the other fellow to be the expert, the From The Files Of The Republican "BacMward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight "' 25 yEARS AGO I Mrs. H. C. Fard, Jr., left last saturday or Bedford, Indl,sm.a, for a ten day visit to her family there. Miss Leila BrUCe returned home last Saturday evening af, ter spending two days wit fiends in Jackson. Mrs. Willie D. Anderson was hostess at a surprise supper last Friday everng la honor of her iusband. All ,the members of his family were guests at the enjoyable get-together. Mr. William White of Hous- ton, Texas, s visiting his sis- ter, Mrs. Chas. Stutzmaa, hre and his brother, Mr. Chas. White, in the third district. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Babers of Laurel Hill, La., Mrs. W. H. Morgan and Mrs. Lyttleton Lewis spent Wednesday of this week on a rip to New Orleans. Mater Henry Cooper of Natchez returned home Monday after visiting his young cousin, Master Billy White, at Sulphur Springs Plantation. Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Myrl producer and the fall guy when and .two little, girls of Baton .Something goes wong. We for-Rou, e were visitors o their get that when the work ethic [arents during the past week. dies the experts and,the workers l" .T, Miller returned .to Spring of a more energetic age gradUoalnlY [Ht]l'.ilege in Mobile, Ala., lt disappear leaving the no - - wor - . ' .. ._ .. Monday after spending the hm ul kers ,to stew l n2e1ng:SnS !ldays here with his paren,ts, Mr. Jce and maze o and Mrs. Jos. Miller. health, safety and consumer Mrs. Jack Whitley and two Protection laws. daughters and Mr. and Mrs. That penetrating economic arlyst and columnist Dr. Mil- an Friedman ad sorrm h2ngs to say about big gorment in One of his .recent columns that Should be in.structive to a gen- eration of voters and taxpayers ,Who have never known anything or*her than big government. Dr. riedman calls big gov- ernment ,'Leviathan"  the leg- 'endar monster ,of the seas. So far as government spend,ing and taxes go, he observes, "Neither a legislated eeilin,g nor any other administrative devices de- signed to improve the udgeary 'Process-- welcome .though they wOUld be--will halt Leviathan Cliff ,Carter and ehildrea of Baton Rouge" were recert vis- itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Carter and Me. and Mrs. PeG. Leake. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Best are expected home ,tomorrow .from New Orleans where they motored the past, Tuesday o a stay of several days. Willie J. Blanchard, Jr., re- turned to Miss. State last Mo'n- day after spending the holidays here with his parerts, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blanchard. 50 YEARS AGO Yl,r. and Mrs. Lee C. Schloss ad Mr. Louis Goslinski spent sunday and Monday in Baon unless we, as citizens, once Rouge as .the ,guests of relatives agai change dastieally the  and friends. '  tOUr. J. A. Redheid, assistant role 'that we assign to goverh.-]o+,, rlcultural agent of Lou- eat." Back ,ir 1030, federal [ , " .... ,ending .this' week govemmlent spending took fo. [,,o th his amily at Valola 9ereent of the ntiona income; [oo''n Io00al spen00ng, 11 per- Whe00tone, who has cent. Today the comblned* outo I." " ,,rMn in southern Lou- Of " d i  ....... federal, state and local spen- lsiana during ,the .past fall, re- ing eeouns for about 40 per- certt of h,e ,income of all citi- turned lome last Saturday eve- ning. ens. This is ,the price today's generation pays for accepting government ,as  keeper ,ather khan an mpire. $ f YOu ,think you lave troubles llty the .poor edttor-- if he , attends a meeting e's being  noy, 4f he doesn't he isn't in- terested. I he writes an in- , depth story, it's .too long, if he "condenses one, l,t's incomplete. .**_ coward. If he asks for 00e's i00competent, :i',  h ^-' - .%ake, = a 'low-l.t-.all. If he , ff a ralstake he hears about , lot e'- never  , if he doesn,t he ears .bout it. If he ex- 1oressn _ tm :Z[ Pilln, he wants to lacks ~W w, if he doesn't he s s. If he misspells your name, YOU !2 - ever forget it If -- "' k, Iowa, News. The 00reather ate Rain Hi Lo" Wed., Jan. 3 .87 66 45 Thu., Jan. 4 0 60 38, Frl;, Jan. 5 0 59 48 at,, Jan. 6 ! .59 60 40 Sun., Jan. 7 .44 41 4 Ion., Jan, 8 .3t 37 30 Tue., San. 9 TRLtS 1 27 Mrs. Jas. M. Sessions, Jr., left on Thursday morning for Wal- nut Grove on a visit ,to her par- ents i that, her former home. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reec and ,three ehlktren of Ptettenburg, La., spert he weekend at Plnck- neyville ,with her sisters, Misses Katherire and Fannie MeGehee. Dr. ,and ,Mrs. J. W. Bvandon, Jr., will move on Monday into the residence of Mr. and iVrs. C. M. Treppendal, where 'they will ,make their home in, the future. Dr. Brandon's phone number will remain the same as at pre-ent, residence 34-W, office 34-J. 5 YEARS AGO Several drummers visited our town during the past week and they ,report business very dull throughout the entle country. 1000 pairs of mens shoes, all size congress and lace, a good heaVy substantial shoe. Cost of make, $1.25, our price $1. Ask for them at Rothschflds. Thee has practcall,y been no business transacted in our ,town since Wednesd,ay, no doubt due in a great measure to the very inclement weather which ,has .pxevalled since that day. I The smiling countenance of I Mr. E. J. White can now be I found .behind the counter of C. ]SChaefer, where he will ,be glad [o meet his many friends. [ Mesdames D. and L. A. David- Daily Readings: Ralnall I p.m, Temperatures  p.m. (tlstles furnished courtesy of the Miss. Forestry Commission.) son of NeW oxleans arrived on last Wednesday's brain for a visit to their relatives and frlends i Wood, ville. We ,lno wL their say [Wlll be pleasant and enjoyable., Retires After 27 Years At Field Hospital Woodville Receives $33,102 Federal Revenue Share Funds The Town of Woodville re- cently received a check for $33,102 as its share of the fed- eral "revenue sharing" funds which are being distributed to counties and municipalities. Mayor Marvin N. Lewis stated that .the funds would be ex- pended on the town streets The town is currently advertising for the purchase of a new tractor, .two ,mowers, and a street sweeper which will be paid for out of these funds. Another check is expected later this month, the mayor added. Clarence W. Leake Dies In Houston Clarence W. Leake, 5S-year-old Gloster ,ative and a resident of Baton Rouge, died in Anderson Iospital, Houston, Texas, on Sunday amrnlng. Ie was a re- tired Ethyl Corp. employee. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Ra- benhorst Funeral Home Chapel i Baton Rou, ge with the Roy. Don Brown officiating. Survivors include his wife, the former Louise LeBlanc. Baton Rouge; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Emily) Bowers. II, Baton Rouge; two sons, MM2 Clarence William Leake, Jr.. U. S. Navy, San Diego, Calif., and Wallace Philip Leake, Baton Rouge; Vwo sisters, rs. Barney (Gracle} Hazlip and Mrs. William Roy (Betty) Foreman, :both of Cros- by; two brothers, Julius M. Mrs. Ida Rushing, an em- ployee of the Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centre- ville for the past 27 years, re- tired from her position as Night Supervisor on December 31st. As a token,, of .appreciation for her long and faithful service. Mrs. Rushing was presented a handsome silver pitcher .by ,the hospital and a beautiful en- graved silver tray by ,the mem- bers of the 11 p.m. ,to 7 a.m. shift of employees with whom she worked. She is shown in the above photo proudly displaying the gifts. The tray, inscribed "On Your Retirement, December 31st, 1972, We Love Y.ou & Will Miss You," bears the gven names of the following: Agnes Butler, .,rtie Bell Arnold. Bobby Matthews, Clara Lundberg, CloG Sva Elaine Netterville, Emma An- derson. Geneva Mort,roe, Grace Hills, Hen,ry Hall, Janie Cooper, Jean Morris, Lily Jones, Mar- garet McKey, Merle White, R. D. Enlow, Sylvia Shore, and ,Vera Smith. In commenting on her retire- men t, Mrs. Rushing said, "Now since I am retired I can Join Mr. Rushing on his fishing rips and other enjoyable outings." She said that she als0 plans to devote more time to her hand- work, embroide.ry of all kinds and decoupage, at which she is quite talented, and she still ex- pects to find thne to give the x hospital five days a month of her always efficient service. Leake, Jackson, and Edwin P. Leake. Kittery Point, Me.; two granddaughters; a half-slsber, Mrs. Lindsey Brown. Woodville; and two half-brothers, Henty W. Leake. Kingsville, Tex., and E. J. Leake. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DF, A hISTER EDITOR: Seeing as how it was, the first week of the new year, Zeke &rubb was wondering at the coun.try store Saturday night if the, fell, ors had come up with any New Year's reserlutions, or if they ha.d stuck with last year's reserlutlon ,not to make any. Most was of a mind that wi.t_ Congress g:oing back in session, they might as well promise th,eirselfs .ever thin,g as have the new elected politicians do it er era. First off, broke ir Ed DoG- little, he was resolving never to vote for anybody that was en- dorsed by any lame duck office holder that ,went on them fact- finding junkets .after their suc- cessor had been elected. Ed had saw ,back in, December where a hole airplane full ,of Senaters. Congressmen, wives ,and assorted hangerons had took off for .tlree weeks in London, the Rivetairy and Rome in the public's in- terest, and about half :of the office holders ,already had been voted out of office. Ed said that tack more gall than to stand up in front of folks and tell em you're going to. vote for ever- 'thing .they want, including loer taxes. Not only did them out- of-office office holders tour at public epense, they got $50 a piece a day for pocket money. Clem Webster said it is ,true that le's been..a Democrat all his life, and about the only reason he could see for anybody voting for President Nixon was he had kept us ou of Ireland. But Clem said he is resolving to try this year to give the laresidepJt ,the benefit of the doubt. Fer instant, he has been looking fer peace to break out in Vitnam ever since Acting President Kissinger announced afore ,the election that 'peace is at hand." Now. Clem said, with all the ;bombing step up, what Kisslnger must of meant was that Vitnam in little pieces is near. One reserl.utions he makes ,ever year, sxid Zeke. was not to git worked up over polities, and he was wbiding by his de- cision to leave .the running of .the country to Ed and Ctem. Man has been on this world three million years, allowed Zeke, and the Democrats nor the Republicans ain't doing ,a better job than anybody ever has in running i,t. Zeke said he is patriotic like the flea that believes the dog he is on is the best dog in the world, and that he would' resolve to stand sholder o sholder with them that is run- nng ,things if he could rigger out where they stand. For im- stant, Zeke said, how can Con- gress vote ,to shave federal rewenue ,with all the local guv- ernments when the federal guvernment owes so muca l got to borrow jest to pay in- terest? Personal. Mister Editor, I re- solved to do what I can, to tit neckties to go the way of cuffs on them new style pants. I allus figgeed the necktie was in- vented by some out-of-work handman to tit even with ever man that escaped .the allows. Yours truly, Uncle Pete CAPITOL COMMENTS by Rep. Tommy Walker The 1973 Session got off .to a roartng start last week but has now started to settle down a bit. A legislative post audit bill, H. B. No. 325, was passed by the House by a 90 %o 20 vote in the first thirty minutes of the 1973 Session. It was then held on "a motion to reconsider and was released to the Senate Wednesday with very little pro- ,test. H. B. No. 325 is muh like Davis Reunion Set At Rosemont June 3 On June rd there is going to be an enormous birthday celebration for President Jef- ferson Ds:vis wt his old home at Rosemont Plantation near Woodvtlle. As .a matter of fact it will be the irst reunion of the Davis family and it will go on for two days Two days dur- ing which many of the family, now in its eighth generation, will meet for the ftrs time. For the post audit bill that waS:others it will be their first visit passed last session and was ....... ..... l,m loselnon]; wnicn was lZle ve,oa oy the overnor 'me . . . , . . ". . [family home tor five genera- Governors veto prooably naa a  ,  ....  .... . bl, influen,Ce on the over- I . the midst of a long range res- whelmmg majority vote Thlsl ..... ........ ',  ,mrauon program ana s open pos5 aufl.l$ Dill was passes oelore ^ _. .,: .... .,.,^., ,. .... , e eg aure go aroun o I th museum. appropriating expenses or , e, . , 1973. Sess"mn, which was the, I Phons or the . reunion, a year ago when May May first time in history that gen- '- . ral le isl tic s ssed be [Bradford, now Mrs Campmn e g a nwa pa - fore appropriating e!oenses [Harris of Blrmlnghwm, Alabama, There have been more than returned to her childhood home "l " o s f'after an absence of 77 years 500 bls fried in both hues the Legislature during the first As a five-year-old she had writ- week, and it looks as though various committees have thei.r work cut out for them. Think- ing of the 500 plusbills ,that could become law reminds, me of what an old gen,tleman of Wilkinson County told me in July 1971. 'I don't know what we needs wit no more laws, We already got so ,many they ain't enough room for folks and the Lawd done give us leven laws and if'n we obey them, it ough.ta be n,uff." I asked what the Eleventh Commandment was .and he re- .plied, "Do unto other folks like you do to yoself." Isn't it a .pity that we, as human beings, can't live by these eleven laws and eliminate the expense and. necessity of gov- ernmental control. Geo. L. Neill Among Insurance Co. Leaders Louisville, Ky. -- George L. Neill, Special Representative for Jeffers0n Standard Life Insur- ance Company in Louisville. has qualified .as a member of the company's 1973 President's Club. top honor group for agen,ts. That .announcement was made in Louisville just after ,the first of the year by Richard W. George, Jefferson Standard's Regional Agency Manager, of lowing notification received from the company's home office in Greensboro, N. C. embership in ,the Jefferson Standard Bresiden,t's Club, the manager explained, is earned by producing a minimum of $1 mil- lion in paid business during the preceding ealendar year. The club was established "to give appropriate .recognition to the top producing echelon of the company's agents," according to the announcement. Nelll is ,a Woodville native, the son of Mrs. O. T. Neill of this town. ,ten he, r name next ,to her height mark she was less than tour feet tall and her grandfather Claiborne Farish was the tallest at 6'2". The names and heights are all preserved under gla just ,as they were on the plaster, in the hall .at Rosemont. During the visit the idea orig- inated for a reunion of ,all the 1 descendants of Samuel and ,ane Davis. They built Rosemont and[ sttled here in 181.0 with their' ,ten children, the youngest of whom was Jefferson. Family members will gather at Rosemont on, Saturday, June 2. They will join in various family activities, tour the restoration, visl, t the family come.tory, see many of the homes and sites in historic Woodville, and will end .their day with a family dinner .and informal dance. On Sunday morning, as ge- orations of Davlses have done, they will attend sarvtoes at St. Paul's Episcopal Church which is this year celebrating its 150th anniversary. After church here will be a seated lunch .at Rosemont or both family and friends of Rose- mont. Mr. Frank E. Everett, Jr.. of Vicksburg, the author of "Brierfleld," contributor to the about ,to be released two volume "History of Mississippi,' and noted Davis histoian, will be the Master of Ceremonies for this important event. The speak- ors for the p(ogram will be an- nounced at a later date and tickets will be available. Sec. Of State Reports Firm Activity Record Secretary of State Heber Lad- nor reported thls week ooorate aetivity coached record levels in Mississippi last year, with 3,434 new firms granted authority ,to conduct business in the state. Ladner said that his office granted 2,823 domestic corporate charters and 611 oust-of-state Lake Mary Highway??? Yes, the above scene was shot last weekend out of the cab of a pickup truck looking east along the Lake Mary Road just west of the Buffalo Bridge. A hundred yards or so of the road is now under water, and it was only through the idnd offices of John Cortelyou and Lark Smith, whe were standing by the hybrid truck boasting tractor wheels on the rear, that your editor and R. P. Smither made it across after droppllg off in a hole. That's not really a wave at the lower left in te photo but water splashing off the pickup windshield. The Mis- sissippi River stood at 43.3 feet on the Natchez gauge Tuesday, a record high for mid-winter, and most low-lying areas in the western part of the county are now under water. River experts Moss are forecasting a slight fall in the days ahead, and then another rise, we are told. *' 11.59 Inches Of Rain Fall In December A total of 11.59 inches of rain ,was recorded at the Mississippi Forestry Commission fire ,tower east of Woodville dtrin,g the month of December. according . to figures compiled .at the weather station, there. The unusually heavy rainfall for December was nearly double the ten-year average figure of 6.56 inches for the mont of December, yet was well be,ow the .record-breaking deluge of 18.33 inches which was recorded here during December 1971. Check Inspection Sticker Expiration, Patrol Urges Mississippi motorists should check the expiration date of .t h e i r automobile inspection sticker as soon as possible to avoid ,a needless violation. The Motor Vehicle Inspection Bureau of the Hilhway Patrol announced the expiration of all blue, series A inspection stickers marked with a large 8, 9, 10, i 14, or 12 in the left-hand corner. The eact date of expiration of al stickers is marked on the inspection decal inside the auto- mobile windshield. I The pen,alty for an improper inspection sticker ranges from a usual $15 fine to a $50 fine and ix months in jail, or both. Herman Anthony Is Appointed To Law Enforcement Group Herman M. Anthony a deputy sheriff of Wilkinson County, was recently notified that he had been amed a member of the CommisSion on Law Enforce- ment Assistance for the State of Mississippi by Gov. William L. Waller. The commission works with federal agencies in setting up programs of assistarme to warious law enorcemen,t groups of the state. The commission received his week by Anthony reads s fol- lows: Know Ye, T.hat by virtue of. the a.utlority in me vested by the Constitution and Laws of ,the State of Mississippi, as Governor, I hereby appoint Herman M. Anthony, Wood:ville, Mississippi, ,as a vaember of th Commission on Law Enforcement Assistance. State of Mississippi, and I &o hereby authorize, em- power ,and enjoin him o exe- cute nd fulfill the duties of said office according to law, and to have and ,to hold said office from the date hereof, wlth all the powers, privileges, and emolumerts thereto appertain, ing until ,tle said appotntmen is cancelled or revoked by com- petent authority, or untU his successor in office shall lave been duly appointed, qualified and imsalled in said. office, in accordance with the laws of the State. In Testimony Whereof, I, Wil- liam L. Wa'ller, Governor of ,the State aforesaid, have caused .these letters to be made patent and the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed. Given under my I-Iand, t the City of Jackson, the twenty- ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine undred and Seven,ty-wo, (igned,) William L. Waliev, Governor Attest: Heber Ladner Secretary of State firms qualified, to do business: in Mississippi. The total capital.ization of the 3,434 firms, he said, was over $1,141,000,090. The 1972 activity represents ,an increase of 472 new corporate . structures doing business in th state. Ladner said that fees c01tcted last year and paid he sate general fund amounted ,to $791,777, up over $10%000 f0m 1971. [,' :[ rr" / ,, BRANCH BANK The f i r s t ntional ank branch legally operated was the . 'i Pascagouta National Bank of branch :.::.,}. .\,,,