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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, January 19, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 33 Localisms by Lewis... The 1973 session of the Mis- sissippi legislature appears to be In a somewhat unique position of facing a surplus rather than a deficit during the coming fiscal year provided funds are aPlropriated as recommended by the budget corn, mission. In fact, a. whopping surplus of some $160,000,000 is projected, includ- ing an operating balance of some $85,000,000. Juxt how the solons will spend these surplus funds will no doubt be a major issue of the session, Which got u.nderway slightly OVer two weeks ago. A wealth of suggestion's have already emerged in the form of Proposals to eut ,taxes and/or increase spending. To date, we h'ave ,read or heard little sup- ,Port for what we would consider the number one priority for ,the expenditure of surpl'us funds ,that of reducing the state debt 'by applying them bo outstanding indebtedness. We realize, of Course, that a proposal to PY otr debts rather than spend the money on politically - motivated Programs is a very old fashion idea, but we feel it very sound fiscal policy. From w,hat we have seen of new bill introducti.ons, many Solons apparertly favor a re- duction in the state income 'tax, While there is ,also some talk of reduction in the sales tax rate. We do not often find our- Selves in the position of oppos- ing tax xeduction,s of any na- .ture, but in this case .we-would have to cast our vote .to apply any surplus funds on hand to ,khe reduction of our state debt, even ,at the expense of foreaing any tax reductions for the com- ing year. $ $ $ We don't know whether or not there were any personal nPcations involved, .but the following, story was recently laassed on to ,us. I't seems that two flies found some bologna clnging ,to the handle of a btltcher knife. They ate itheir ill, then took off, only to fall to he ground with a thud. The rtoral ,of the story: Don't fly : of,f 'the handle when you're full of baloneyl m $ $ Congress has never been un- duly con, corned about where the money is to come from to meet epandng social ,prog, rams, That is vthy staggering defict are ronic, and inflation, has be- Come avtay ,of life that threat- e the security, the savings ad the standard of living of every 'Araer4can. A growing number of these ltlzens do not like the trend. Te comment of ,an Iowa editor concerning the 20 percent boost  social security is typi- eSI: "Now I'd llke to ask some 'o thoe Sentor who vote for these Programs how those of us who are footing this bill are ulrPOsed to increase our inc_om.e ,. by i ame percentage sotha. ,f,a afford this raise ,Most pobr ;o .,, e to afford to give some- 'u=x else a better standard of living. I say gain, I don't mind thee People getting more. Wat - -.rt WOld halapen is thag the government woId on find a way ' Page 8) The Weather a}ate Rain Hi Ld o Wed., Jan. 10 Tr 85 28 Thu., Jan. 11 .01 30 27 Frt., Jan. 12 .25' 22 26 Sat., Jan. 13 0 43 28 Sun., Jan. 14 0 56 2 Ion., Jan. 15 0 69 28 Tue., Jan. 16 0 72 39 Dally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m Temperatures S v.m (Statistics furnished courtesy of the Miss. Forestry Commission,) From The Files Of The Republican "Baclcward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight . :' 25 YEARS AGO Mr. Jan Helmer of Oslo, Nor- way, was here during the holi- day season as a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Treppendahl, Sr. He lel, t on Sat- urdy for a short stay in New Orleans before returning to Alexandria, La., where he is now located with another large lum- ber company, following his study of that business here at the Wax Dumber Company during the alt. Miss Lillian Tucker arrived here last Monday for a week's visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. F. Tucker. Tom Wood, Jr., is expected here today rom Greenville, where he has been. making a short business stay, for a week- end visit, Mr. and Mrs. J. ,H. Sims and Mr. Robert Ne'ttervllte expeot to drive over to Bay Springs on Saturday for a visit to the forxner's mother. Mrs. J. R. Sims, on her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wax and Mr. Louis Wax, Jr., were visitors to New Orleans for several days in the middle of the week. Mrs. Ienry Habig and Mrs. Glen Thomas were visitors to Ntchez on Wednesday. Mrs. A.W. Lanehart left Tuesday for a two week's visit to her daughters, Mrs. O. O. Roberts and Mrs. W. E. Tur- rentine, in Alexandria, La. Mrs. A. K. Rabb spent Sunday in Ferriday visiting her son-in- law and daughter. Mr. and .Mrs. Claude Melson, and her little ,grandson. Mr. Pat Swango of Bedford. Indiana left .for.- his home on Monday following a week's visit at the home of his son-in-law and daughter,. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ford, Jr. 50 YEARS AGO Miss Mittle Fugler, former agent of home economics of this county and ,now holding the same position in Copiah county, is spending .the week here as the guest of her mother, Mrs. A. E. Fugler. ,and her sister, Mrs. W. L. eckla,m. Miss Mi'ttle is continuing the good work in Coptah' coun'tY which she so succesu'lly crrled o in this county fdr several years. Mr. Thos. F. Catehings of New Orleans and Mr. Senn Catch- in,gs, who is now employed in Pollock, La., were here during the first of the .week with their pren, Dr. nd Mrs. C. E. Catchings. Mrs. M. L. Robinso of Centreville spent Sturday and Sunday here as the guest of her granlmher, Mrs. W. P. Jones, ,and' her fther, Mr. .Harry P. Jones. Mr. S. O. Stockett, Jr., left wednesday morning for Jackson on a visit of a few days to rela- tives and friends. Mrs. Louis Codifer of New Orleans is spending ,the week in Frt Adams on a visit to her fa.ther, Mr. enry L. Stutzman, and to other relatives. . Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stockett and dattghter, Miss Loraine Stockett, of Centreville were visiting relatives ,and friends in Woodville on Tuesday having driven over in ,their beautiful new Packard car. Mrs. W. P. Jones entertained ,the ladies of the Agricultural High School and the Woodvllle Graed School faculties at a delightful dinner on last Friday evening, 75 YEARS AGO The Jewelry es.tabllshmert of Mr. Jos. Saa2ahte has received a coat f paint, whtch improves very mch its appearance. ThiS enterprising gentleman has also fitted up his store with new furnt'ture, and .together with the lovely d4splay of jewelry, i is a pleasing sight to the eye. The Board of Health have ,decided ,to admi*t .all gods and ,merhandise from all infected places except econ'dl had household goods and furniture hand clothing. ax second  restriction does not apply werlng appaet n persol se. Robt. M. Redhead Dies Suddenly Local residents woke up to view a blanket of white last Friday as about one-half inch of combined sleet and snow covered the landscape early that morning. A bright, warm sun soon emerged, however, and the snow quickly disappeared. Long icicles formed during the rain and snow last Thursday lasted a bit longer than the short-lived snow scene Friday morn- ing, as can be seen in the above view looking north out of our office window the following day. Adult Classes To Start February 12th At Vo-Tech Center Pre-regisration will be held Thursday, Fe.bru.ary 8, at 6:30 p.m. at ,he Wilkinson County Vocational Technical Center for ,the 1973 Spring Adul, t Classes. Courses for the 1973 Spring session will be offered in Agr- Business, Auto-Mechanics, Basic Electricity, gkdvanced Typing, Drafting and Art, General Machine Shop, and Wood- Centreville Receives $27,000 Rev. Sharing Mayor Fred Hetlr of Cen- treville this week annou,nced that the Town of entreville h received .two revenue sharlrg c1eck to date amounting to slightly over $27,000. MayOr Hetzler added tha't the funds have no yet ,been specifically earmarked but would doubtless be used largely for shreet re- surfacing and repairs, as well as on gas distribution system Robert M. Redhead, 65-year- cld Centreville native and long- ,time Woodville resident, died at his home .here at '11:30 p.m. i Monday, the victim of a heart attack. ,Apparently in good health up ,to the very time of his fatal ttack. his sudden death came as a great shock to his family ,and wide circle of friends in this area. I Robert McGehee Redhead was :born in Centrevllle on January 4, 1908, the son of the lte John A. Redl]ead and Mrs. Anna Mc- Gehee Redhead. He attended Wilkinson County A. H. School, Southwestern in Memphis, and Mississippi A&M ,College. A membe of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. he was 'a longtime member of the Vestry and had served as Ju.nor and Senior Warden of that body. 'He was married to 'the former Miss Leonora Curry in WoodvHe on June 25, 1933, and .they had resided .here most of aheir mar- ried life, where he was ergaged as a farmer and cattleman. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from St. Paul's Church with the Rev. J. A. Kline offi- ciating. Interment was in the McGehee family cemetery on Bowling Green with Berryhill Funeral Home in charge. Pall- bearers were Best Montfort, Ben S. Jones, Leonard B. Watt, David Bramlette, M. D. Treppen- da,hl, Steve Reed, Jim Thompson and Polly Armstrong. is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert M. Redhead, Jr., of New rleans and Hugh C. Redhead of Jackson; and one brother, Dr. John A. Red- head, of Greensboro, N. C. Both Woodville And Centreville Raise Gas Rates The towns of Centreville and Woodville have published ordi- nances in this newspaper in the past two weeks .declaring .their intent to incxease the rates working. Cl,ses will meet on Irepairs. -, charged for natural gas dis- Mondays ,and Thursdays be- I .... itributed ,through their respec- ginning February 12th Irom which is $15.00. tive municipal systems. The 6:30 9:30 p.m. I For futher information, con- retailt rate increases came as a The tuition fee for eac,h tact 'the Wilkinson County .result of the l.ncreases in. ,the course is $1090, except the Vocational Technical Center, cost to the towns charged by Ceneral Machi,e Shop course Woodville. telephone 888-4394 ,the Mid-Louisiana Ga:s Corn- Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: I see by the papers, that a uebanologist, whatever that itl is able to perdict the future from ,reading the papers. This piece said the feller and his staff read' 200 papers ever day, and they have figgered trends of how everthing is going to run from education to politics, which is about as far as you ca go. The papers &ell readers such things as big cities will quit letting cars in, and big guvernment will ,giLt smaller. and .if that ain't real crystal balllng I don't know. Actual, there probable is a lo ,to what the papers see is coming. Ed Doolittle brung a handful of clippings .to the at the country store Sturday night, and most of em lad to do with exac't trends the ubanoJogist was .talking about. Fer instant, Ed told the fellers that more and more people in this country is having to hold down more than one job to keep theirselfs busy. It ain't that most of ,these moonlighters need ,the money, said Ed, it's that they ,have so much free time hey git tired of doing o'thing and find em a second job. Some of era, Ed went on, like .teachers, policemen and farmers, has to work ,at two or three johs to pay starting and hours, you jest get to a place where you can leave the desk for a few minutes. Ed pointed out that wimmen don't moonlight as much as men, 'but he agreed hat running a house and a husband and holding down one job more don't leave wimmen no free time. Another pexdiction that Bug Hookum reported on was that perfessional educators is inal going to ruin educa,tion in this coun'try. Bug had saw where In North Carolina the state wants to certiiy teachers n their "social achievements and pexsonal magnetism" instead of what .they know about teaching and wht ,they're supposed to teach. Bug said this looked to him like it would 'turn teaching into a beauty contest, and tha.t it would work ,about like betting on a horse because the jockey is cute. Farthermore. declared Bug, education ain,t got much future wlen a high school graduate don't know no beter than to sue the school for $1 million because he never learned to read and write. That boy in California that sued ought to think of the social achievemen and dancing lessons e got fer his .12 years, not to mention pony, which furnishes both municipalities, officials stated. In commenting on 'the in- crease in local rates, Woodville May, or Marvin N. Lewis pointed out that 'the town had been faced with two wholesale rate increases in the past year which virtually doubled the cost of natural gas to the municipa,lity. He further pointed out that since the Woodville gas system was installed tn the early 1930s, the town had increased rat0s to customers only one other time. this coming in March, 19"hl, and [was necessary .to offset the great increase in the cost of materials anti labor to the town down through the years. Mayor Fred Hetzlr of Cen- treville stated Tuesday that his town had received notice of a ten percent increase in whole- sale gas rates from Mid-Louisi- ana and ,that the increase voted by the board imply passes on this ten pereen boost in cost to municipal customers. Ashley Infant Buried Tuesday Services were held Tuesday, January 18, at 10 am. at the graveslde at Hopewell Methodist Church cometary for Daniel Keith Ashley, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurvis Ashley, of Route 1, Crosby. The Rev. Fr'aak Leggett offi- ciated, .with Brown Funeral Home in charge. the ,bills, no matter how tired they gtt. One thing Ed noticed in this moonlighting report was 'tha,t the Bureau of Labor Statistics don't find newspapermen working wt other jobs. Ed was of a mind hat you fellers look on any kind of work as moon- lighting, but I rigger its because in your business ou don't have the magnestism. In the t, tom nf .1 ....... +"1 I The baby died on Tuesday, _ be,_' .._ ....  .r, ' ' ld o' bali, Mister .Editor I see where l January .15, in F.!e.. Mem,orml thi Oho fell- ho,+,o nl(3ommunly l-loSplal in uerre- chh,e "'of " rave'ars"'sa's [ville His mother is the former  g. Y Y ' : cemeteries ought to be lsed. fer Ia_rbar. a Beattie. .... . -. parks I rigger that's a uood ! urwvors m aammn to ms "-' ' "  '" '-  rparents are one sister, Mrs lace wnose ime won,t neve ........ " come I Oeramine t'eter; one oromer, ' Your  trul [Clifton Ashley; and his ma- ' I,temal grandmother, Mrs. George Lncle Pete l Greer, all of Cl'osby. Deer Kill Shows Supervisors Set Increase Despite $170,000 Bond Miss. Flooding Issue Bids Feb. 6 The bo,tal deer kill for .the The board of sup,rvL,ors of 1972-73 seasons in Wilkinson Wilkinson County voted at a County showed a slight 1,ncreasetspeeial meeting ,here on Tues- over the prior year totals despite day afternoon of this week to the flooding of the low-lying lands in the western part of the county by the Mississippi River. According to a compilation re- leased .this week by ame War- den Lester Smith, a grand total of 1,886 legal deer was taken in the county during the various seasons which closed last Salt - urday. The second gu,n season kill included 653 legal bucks and 450 antlerless deer, while the hird primitive weapon season kill was 10 for a total of 1.113 deer harvested during he final sea- son. Adding this number to the 773 deex previously reported for earlier gun and archery seasons brings the total bag to. 1,886. This figure exceeds by 60 ,the total harvest last year, but is well .below the all-time record high figure of 2,(H4 recorded in 1970-71. Ga,me Wrden Smith pointed out hat 'the flooding of all low- lands in the western part of the county greatly affected the to'tal kill for the second season since a ,few camps in ,that area did nct even open, while a number of others shut down after only a few days The big harvest during the season just closed was in the hill areas bordering the river bottomlands, Smith said. In ,the competition for ,top camps, 'the game warden di- vided the list into two cate- gories, legal bucks and antler- less deer. In the buck division. Wood- lawn Camp was tops with 55, followed by John. Dorsey Camp wi'th 27 ad Will.nson .9.ur(t.Y Sportsman 's Club wt'th 26. Dolo- roso and Pandella Camps .tied for fourth wlth 25 each, followed by Tansy Island with 2,2 ad Mrris Hill with 21. Greenland led" all camps in antlerless deer ,kill wth 52, fol- lowed by Dorsey Cmp with 34, Pondorosa wi,th. 30, Morris HilU with 25, and Wilkinson County Sportsmen with 23. adVertise for bids for a $170,000 general obligation bond issue on Tuesday, February 6. Funds raised by the bond sale will be devoted to the courthouse proj- ect for which bids have already been let. Work covered by the bids includes the construction of an annex at the south end of the existing building to house county offices and a jail, as well as remodeling ,the existing cour.t- room and other remodeling ad repairs of the presen structure. Total cost of the building and remodeling program has been set a appxoxima'tely $755,0{)0. Of this ,total, $4.85.000 will be financed by a federal grant, $100,000 :by counW bonds already issued slightly over a year ago, plus the $170,000 in bonds $o be issued :foil,owing new mon'th:'s bidding. Con,tract for .the total work project was let to the J. A. Russ Construction Company of Natchez for $630.000 on Decem- ber 15. 1972. Although the actual construc- tion bid was for $630,000, the total cos of the projec has been projected a,t some $755,000, according to Lynton B. Cooper, Architect. Other cost estimates involved include $55.000 architec't and engineering fees; $22.000 bond and' interes,t costs: $18,000 inspec'tion fees: $10,000 administration costs; and $26,000 in contingency fees, Cooper said. CAPITOL COMMENTS by Rep. Tommy Walker The second week of the 1978 session in ,relation, to work is .as far advanced as the begin- ning of the second morth was for the 1972 session. Of course, all commi.ttees and so forth were already organized and ready for work the first day. There mere several heted de- bates this week. The bill to give the school boards management of sixteenth section land, with the board of supervisors having veto power, was passed by the House. This ,same bill was passed last year but died in the Senate. A bill was passed to give county patrolmen or sheriffs 'the authority ,to use radar eqip- merit. A bill was also passed fix- ipg the mileage expense for state employees at ,ten cents per mile straigh't across the ,board. An- other bill passed by 'the House repealed the law prohibiting hunting and fishing on Sunday. A scrap was. brought on 'by an appropriation ,bill to lay the grou.nd work or appropriating Four Million Plus Dollmrs in cap- ttal outlay for.penitentiary. This is the beginnin of an effort to comply with' the recent Federal Court  orders. A bill to earmark Nine Million Dollars (Three Mil- ll0n each district) of highway bond issue fr use oa secondary roads was defeated by one vo'te. It was held on motion to re- conslder and will probably come back up ,the week,of the fif- teenth. This measure could' fore- see.ably furnish funds to .pave many of the county roads. A number of approptations were passed for regular yearly finance of boards, memorial hospitals, and so orth. There seems to be an under- curren in he Legislature this year that ,members camot ex- actly put their finger on or de- termine where or wht l't is directed from. There is .a gen- eral feeling of uneasiness .that a number of members mea James H. Nettles Dies Early Sunday James H. Nettles. 61-year-old Wilkinson County native and a resident of the Doloroso com- munity, died a't his home there on Sunday morning at 8:30. ,the victim of a.n appre.nt heart attack. He yeas a road crewman for ,the Fourth District of Wll- khson County. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from he Pioneer Baptist ChUrch with ,the Rev. O. B. Beverly tle keY, Anthony Patterson, and Bro. Brnard Waites officixtin. In- terment was in Evergreen Cem- etery with Ber:ryhill Fu,neral Home in charge and wth Den- nis Sanders, Lavon Sanders, Billy Geter, Eddie Sanders, FeLix Bunch. and Gordon H. (eter srving us pallbearers. Mr. Nettles was a member of " Pioneer Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War I I. He is survived' by three sons, Henry Ler, oy Nettles, Dennis D. No'tiles and Douglas D. Nettles, .all of Route 1. Woodville; one daughter, Mrs. Helen N. Rowell of Baton Rouge; two brothe Richard L. Nettles of Route 1, Woodvllle, and Benjamin, Nettles of Meeteetse, W:oming; nd eight grandchild'ren. Mrs. Bessie McKey Dies Wednesday In Centreville Mrs. Bessie Mae McKey, native of Wilkinson County and " a resident of Centrevllle, died on Wednesday morning of this week at Field Memorial Comma- nity Hospital in Centreville. Funeral services were sche& uled to be held' on Thursd'ay t 3 p.m. from NewmaR neal Home Chapel with the Rev, H. Ray Quick officiating and, with interment in OaklaWn  Ceme- tery. Survlvors include her band, Howard McKey; Forest MeKey, Arthur RicKey, and Anthony McKey of Cen'treville, Alfred McKey and Morris MCIey of Ne Orleans, McKcy of Natchez; ter, Mrs. Helen Marie lough of Centreville; children and eight children. tloned, We hope 'that. t  cause any