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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, January 26, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 34 Localisms by Lewis. Postoffices and other federal offices throughout the land are to be closed f;or the day on Thurscay of this week as a tribute .o former president Lyn- don B. Johnson. We do not know what effect this will have on delivery of our newspaper this Week, so if your paper is late You matt attribute the delay to the holiday, not ,%o our own From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backwardj Oh Time, in thy flight . . "' .o,,.,,.,.,...ou ...|.11..11111111,111111111..1111111111111 25 YEARS AGO Woodvtlle is quite proud in its represenbation at the i.naugura- tion next Tuesday .three of its leading: ci,tizens serving as colonels on Gov. Wright's staff, R. A. J. Sessions, P. M. Stockett and W. H. Catchings. Accom- panied by their wives they plan to go to Jackson on rex,t Mon- day in a party, poba,bly re- tu,rning Wednesday af, ternoon. Mrs. Lee White and Mrs. Joe shortcomings t $ $ $ The long-sought peace in Vietnaxn which has ,been hoped or and prayed for by millions of American,s nd ,by citizens throughout the world is sched- Uled to become a reality on Sturday, January 27, when a cease fire has been agreed upon, It was announced on Tuesday night of this week by President Richard M. N,ixon. Saturday's cease fire will bring to an end the longest and most npopulr war in which the United States has ever been involved. As the long and costly strttggle continued year af'ter year, .the average merican be- came more and more disen- chanted with ,the conflict -- the 'hawks terming it a folly for the tin-win policy being pursued and the doves condemning it as a senseless, cruel .and futile con- fllct. Despite a storm of cri,ticism from both at home and abroad, Pesident Nixon initiated an intensive bombing campaign of North Vietnam last month, and n this ,writer's humble opinion it was Vhis''wtctety npOlaulr move which finally forced the Communists to enter into serious negotiations for an honorable Peace .agreement under which Stutzman of ,the second district "were business visitors to Centre- rills on Tuesday. Mr. ,and Mrs. Lee Chambers and little so,n of Alabama have been visiting his parents, ,, r. and Mrs. B. M. Chambers, his week. Rogers McGraw has been home from State College this week for a short visit between the semesters of .that i flstitu- lion. George Lambert Neill plans to leave Saturday for Starkville to enter State College for the second semester. Messrs. J. R. Hamilton, J. W. Smither and E. M. Kee and Mr. and Mrs. John McCraine spent last Thursday and Friday in Jackson where they attended the annual meeting of the Mis- sissippi Cattlemen's ssoel.ation. The Rev. H. J. MeGehee, Mr. A. H. Jones and Mr. Alfred Best were ,the representatives of St. Paul's parish at a Diocesan ,Council meeting at Trinty Epis- copal Chttrch in Natchez on Wednesday. 50 YEARS AGO AUSTRALIAN CATTLEMEN VISIT HERE it is undenstood ,that the South see had grown fr;om a big town Yletn.amese will 'have the right .to a ,real city since his last visit of self-determination, there more than ten years ago, Regard, less of individual reac- and that he found business tions to the long and bloody conditions showing a rapid and conflict, we trust that one and isubs'tantia 1 improvement. ,al.l will unite in a prayer ofl M)essrs. Nolan S. Cage and thanksgiving now ,at .the end ,]nrid,. Ford Jr of Lessley of the war is in, sight, along passed through Woodville Wed- With a fervent prayer that the n ..... l ' nesday ,mormng _n their way younger geneauon ot Amer ' - .to Wilson, La., on a short busi- cans may enjoy continued peace Two .cattlemen from far-off Australia paid a visit to Wood- vllle and Wilkinson County on Monday to t.ook over the herd of Simmental cattle owned by Kintyre Cattle Company. Shown above are the two young men from "Down Under," Robert Lane, left, and Greg Moore, right, along with Colville Jack- son of Gloster, center, one of ,the partners in the Kintyre operation. Other owners of the this area since climatic and other conditions of their. Aus- tralian "sta'tions" (ranches) closely parallel local conditions. They expressed great interest in the "fantastic" grazlng avail- able on 'the local scene, and said they were quite impressed .with the quality of the Simmen- 'tal cross cattle owned by Kin- tyro. The Kintyre firm, which runs company are E. M. Kee, Jr., and cattle locally as well as near John C. Hewes, both of Wood- Gloster. ville. The two Australians stopped over here and in Gloster Mon- I day w.hile en r.oute from Mexico recently acquired a substartial herd of half-blood Simmental cattle .which .the owners bought in Canada ,and the midwest. They also own one t,hxee-quarter Simmen,tal bull and .one purebred ,bull, "t/g:IB Court O2C, the first such bull imported to the southeastern s,ectlort of the United States. City to Chicago. From there Mr. Gee.-E. Mav4ms spet }they planned to fly'to urope .the first three clays of this week l,and to Ireland to look over t`n VIemphls on a basiness, and Jsimmental cattle in the reas, pleasure trip combined. He said]in which the breed originated. that the metropolis of Tennes- Messrs. Lane and Moore con-IThis animal was bred by High I Crss Breeders of Saskatchewan, ]Canada, from a sire and dam [imported from ranee. The bull l is 'to be displayed at the forth- duct extensive cattle breeding operations in New Sou'th Wales and the Canberra areas of Aus- tralia, and are presently con- verting the,r .herd from Here- coming ]pixie National Show in ford to the Simmental breed. Jackson and later at t4e LSU havi,ng already imported six livestock show in Baton Rouge. purebred females from Ireland Due to the absence of any as well as 90 half-breed Sim- enabling laws, the European- menials from New Zealand. originated breed of Simmen'tal They said that they were par- cattle cann,ot be mported di- ness trip. ticutarly interested in visitirg rectly irate the United States, dttring their lifetime .and, most Mrs. P. M. Stockett returned] ......................... " l.mporan.tly, that the current home last Saturday from al7 7 7 2 " -- 7-- "='1 ettlement .will not merely pass pleasant 'three week visit to her[ our problems on to future gen- paren,ts in her former home ell Uncle rote from rercy s .reei Days orations. Newton. I ,,, Dr. c. O. Hewes and My. Kent-"------"--'=--"--"--"=--' ''''--''--'''='----'--'-- The death of former President S. Hewes of West ,Feliciana par- 00S0000EmTOm r' the reston Shegal Ly`ndon B. Johnson at his home ish were in flown Tuesday morn- [ ...... in ,the car behind him and the One of 'the truc orivers na . - , , in Texas last Monday af, terrmon, ing. ] ' ' . . sale le wants to make in She I dellvers stuff to ne country n " * eactly four weeeks .after he Mr. Johr W. Trblll, presi- . ex .own assing of ex-Peesident.Harry S. dent of the Citizens Motor Car store was running late Saturday i ............ old lad- Practical speaking, declared Truman, creates an unusual Company of Cincinnati and mgn.t ne sam nls  ..... , ' em weas*er, if they is a prob- ltuation in these United Sates Mrs. Tarbill, arrived here Wed- weren't going to believe he had for we are now withou a living nesday evening on a stay of a a fiat t,re, so he might as well countrylem biggerits th, angtting, traffiCrid of In gar-his tor.mer president. In the n'ation's couple of weeks at ,the home of have a pop .and rela.x afiore' go- long history, this 4s only ,te Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. McGehee, Ing 'home. He got to talkin,g bags, junk and the rest of our hhird time such a unique situs- durin, which time Mr. Tarblll a,bout changes in the driver's was'be. And %hey is a lot of sign ton ttas arisen., will enjoy 'the bird shoot;ing, as license test, and the fellers got trouble in this area, Bug said. We will not .atempt to assess is his annual custom. Both Mr. on ,a discussion of words and hadHe hadbeen saWchargedWherewiththiSdumpingfeller / %he success or failure of he nd Mrs. Tarbill are deservedly sign language, his garbage aong the road. The administration of LSmdon John- popular among a large circle I The truck driver said he had feller said he done It, but he on as President of these Uniect of friends in .this community, i saw where several states is said he read he sign posted at ) tates, but .will leave that con.- all of whom are .delighted to changing their license test o the place where everbody had '; elision to future historla.ns. We have them here once again. ]try and make questions clearer been dumping and the sign sad Mr. and Mrs. Gee. E. Miller understood. He said he was "No Dumping Violators Will Be "auld be hypocritical if .we will move into the Stamvood strong in foyer of the change. Prosecuted." He said he figgered (Con,tinned on Page 8) bulldin on Boston, Row on He said 'he had been driving a if they weren't golng to 9rose- February 1st, where he will ltruck under all condi,tions 23 cute violators he mgh as .well Christmas Seal Sale open a hotel for the accommo- [year, and ever time he went dump, so he did. Clem sa,ld the darien of the public, fera license check he got bum- states had ought to gi't .together fuzzled by the questions. He on putting some punctuation in Exceeds Goal In County 75 YEARS AGO said She states is trying to et them signs they're trying to glt The Christmas Seal sale .by Mr. John Tllto`n of Milbrook one system of traffic s]gns a,nd uniform. he Wllkinso Courtly Tubercu- spen, t a very pleasan't day with lights for the hole countty, and losis and Respiratory Disease his friends, in ,town during the trying to get their license est, s Another natter %he states ASsociation .was uccessful in ex- early par,t of the week. uniform was in line wi'th all the could git together on, broke in ceeding She goal set for 19"/2. Mrs. M. E. Cart, .wire has for traveling between states folks Bug Hookum. is lotteries that some of em got. Newspapers and According to Mrs. A.ugust several months been visiting do nowadays. : lVIavtens, president, he total ,her mother, Mrs. L. K. Brber, Actual, allowed Ed Doolitle, mallmagazineScan gltthattn 'troubledependcarryinn She to date is $1,093, a returned home on last Thurs- .driving ain t so bad ou in the stories lbOUt lotteries, even, In achievement .for he local day. country, ,but on the super roads states where they're, legal. For roup. This .uccess is attrib- Mr. Julius Picard, ho is well where they got six laes each instant, ,Bug said he had saw :red to the number of large known in our town, paid us a .way and one on each side to where federal law won't let 'cOntributions, to the efforts of yistt on. Thursday, in ,the i`nter- pick up the pieces you got to papers that tell about legal lot- 'm. (tladys I-IIne of the. WCTS est of his flm, who are large have nerves of steel o survive, teries to go through .the mail,  faculty for raising at her school manufacturers of Jeans and Ed said it weren't no reflection Sometimes its hard e see the $I112 of the above urnount, and Cassimere pants, both in New on the truck driver, but he had reason in rules, said Bug, but ' r',, Cke resident mailing Shot Orleans ,and New York. saw where this university stud- followed, the local mailing. We are ,assured of at least;one led drivers two year and de- ,he said he never has under- stood how you can sell cigarettes The staff of he associafton, complete glnnery for next sea- sided, the ,best driwr was a but you ca t advertLe em, an n'  d is rateful to, all of those who son, equipped wlCh ,the round ,moron .that don't see good. This how you can sell frecrackers, contributed to She success of bale pre,ss, as the contract has way, Ed said, not having much li n some states, but Mat, can't .%hl worlhy health project. Wil- already been signed, and work ,mind and eye's ,to use. he con- i fir e em. ll'nsort County was he flf'tieth will .bel.l`n during .the early sum- cen'trates harder .on using em. Yours ruly, vaU`nty in .the state to becom mer.  location of %he same A smarter feller, would have a[ t ,breaker, has vtot as yet been aseerta' lt.ttle hi% of hl rain4 on his[ Uneie Peha 1972 Rainfall Here Only Slightly More Than Local Average The total rainfall recorded at the Miss. Forestry Commission fire tower east of Woodville during calendar 1972 amounted to 63.63 nches, according ,to a I compilation ,made by this news- paper of fi, gures released during the year by the foresters. This 63.63 inches is 4.62 inches more ,than the 10-year average annual local rainfall of 59.01 inches, figures on file in this office re- flect. Although January and De- cember showed the hea'ie.t rainfalls for the year, both far above average, several sring and summer months were well below the local average, the figures reveal. We are publishing herewith the 1972 rainfall in inches foe Woodvllle by months, along with the 10-year average figure for the same month locally, with the average figure being tlje second figure listed in each case: January, 8.39, 4.24. February, 2.62, 6.76. March, 7.76, 5.85. April, 1.57, 4.90. May, 6.05, 6.01. June, 3.37, 4.76. July, 5.33, 5.35. August, 1.76, 4.10. September, 4.92, 3.71. October, 3.71, 1.88. November, 6.56. 4.89. December, 11.59, 6.56. Total, 63.63, 59.01. Election Commission Meets, Organizes The newly elected Eletion Commission of Wilkinson Couny met recently t the courthouse in W0odville and organized for their fount-year terms of office. 'John Rollins of Centrevllle, third district members, was e- elected chairman of the com- mission, with Mrs. M. D. Trep- pendahl, first district member. being named secretary of the group. Other election commis- sioners who have assuraed office for ano'ther term include C. Earl Cage, second district; H. N. Jon- son, fourth district; and John Ashley, fifth district. SMO Receives Federal Grant of $44,142 Izeal Bennett, executive di- rector of Southwest Mississippi Opportunity. Inc.. announces the receipt of .an OF_X) grant in the amount of $44,142. This repre- senVs 50% of a total grant of $88,284. According to the announce- ment, grant monies will provide financial assistance in conduct and administration and general community programming of the local CommuniW Action Agency .for Amtte, Pike and Wilkinson Counties for the 1972-73 pro- gram year. More specifically, pro,rams in the areas of musing, education social services for he aged, eco- nomic development, nd manpower will be planned, the release stated. the local breeders pointed out. As .a result, purebred cattle are being imported from Europe into Canada, from wi]ence semen is shipped into the U.S. for arti- ficial insemination of cross- bred cattle. Only p]ogensr of the European-bred cattle which have first ,been..imported into Canada can then in turn be imported into the United States, ,the local cattlemen .pointed out. Jackson, who attended .the re cent American Simmental Con'ventlon in Denver along with sever#l other local cattlemen, assed on ome interesting facts gathered there as to the popu- larity of Shls old European breed of cattle, which ls yet quite new in the Unl'ted States. The first Stmmental bull was imported into this country in 1967, and there were 40,000 registered Simmentals in the United States t the end of 1972. At the Den- ver convention, 6 bulls we,re sold Sign-Up For Farm Programs Opens February 5 With signup in the 1973 feed grain, wheat and cotton pro- grams due to open in less than 3 weeks, Wilkinson County pro- ducers have many decisions to make, reports James W. Calvert, County Agricultural Stabiliza- tion and Conservation Com- mittee chairman. Signup for the 1973 feed g.rain, wheat and coton programs is scheduled February 5 through March 16 at the Wilkinson County ASCS Office, Woodvllle. Participants in the feed grain set-aside program will decide whehher to sign up far ,the 30 percent plan or the 15 percent plan. Wheat producers must determine whether they wnt additional set-aside beyond that required for participation. "Those are the main program decisions a farmer will make, once he decides to be in one or more of the programs," Calvert said, "but his entire farm operating plan for te year is 'tied In with his decisions on farm program participation. "Before he signs up, he will want to know what land he is going to set aside if he's in the feed grain or wheat programs, and he will have decided what crops he's going forwhether he will substitute crops, whether he will row an alterna.te crop on his set-aside land and take a payment reduction." Substitution is continued in the 1973 farm programs, the ASC committee chairman poin, ted out. lie explained that substitution means a producer may choose ,among the fol- lowing crops---corn, grain sor- ghum, barley, wheat, soybeans --and still preserve his frm's base or" allotment record, earn program ,payments, and .be ellglble or learns so long as he stays wlthin other program requirements. Alternate crops permitted on set-aside land, if a producer accepts a reduction in program payment, include sunflower, safflower, sesame, guar, mustard seed, castor beans, crumbs, and plants,go ovate. "These and other details of the 1973 programs far feed grains, wheat and cotton will be available ,to producer through leaflets ad explanations o,f- fered by 'the county ASCS office before slgnup begins and throu.ghout the rest of the year," Calvert said. Mother Of Local Resident Dies Tuesday In Zachary Mrs. Zilpah Boatner Welch, 88-year-old Zachary, La., .resi- dent and a `native of Centrevllle, died on Tuesday morning of this week a't Lane Memorial Hospital Sheriff Issues 1972 Crime Report A compilation of all .crimes investigated by ,the office of Wilkinson County Sheriff H. B. McGraw during 1972 was re- leased this week. The report shows a total of 184 arrests made as .a result of the 92 offenses inveStiatefl by tle county law enforcement agency. Of the total of 184 persons arrested, 135 were found guilty of the offense charged, 8 were found guilty of lesser offenses, 25 were acquitted or otherwise dismissed, 9 were referred to ju- venile court, and action against ' 7 is still pending. A breakdown of the crimes by class reflects t, he fact that drunkedness led to the largest number of rrests with 38, foi- l,owed by driving under the in- fluence with 34 offenders, and 25 charged with disorderly con- duct. In the more serious crime categories, tt]e report includes 1 murder charge; 2 manslaugh- ter by negligence; 1 rape: 1 robbery; 8 ggravated assault; 17 burglary, breaking and .en- terin.g; 13 larceny; and 5 auto theft. Two persons were charged with other assaults; 13 with carrying concealed weapons; and 12 under the heading of all other offenses (except traffic). Total traffic arrests for the year amounted o 161, the re- port shows. In the breakdown of arests by age groups, the 25-29 year old group led with 41 arrests, followed by ages 30-34 years with a total of 25. Other of- fenders by age groups included 18-20 years 38; 21-24, 31; 35-39, 16: 40-44, 14; 45-49, 4; 50-54, 11; 55-59, I; 60-64, l; and 65 and over 2. According to sex, the eport hows the arrest of- 165 m aies .... and 9 etnales. Female a'rrrest included 1 for murder, 1 for larceny, 1 for other saults, and 6 for diXarderlv conduct. The report is also broken down by race. with 38 offenders listed as white and 136 as negro. In racial categories by class of crime, the compilation reflects the following racial pattern: mtrder, 1 white; manslaughter, 1 white. 1 negro; rape, 1 white: robbery, 2 negro; aggravated assault, 8 negro; burglary, 7 negro; larceny, 1 white, 1,1 negro; auto theft, 5 negro; other assault, 4 negro; and car- rying concealed weapon, 14 negro. Other crime totals in- elude the following offenders by race: driving under influence, 13 white, 21 `negro; drunkedness, 8 white, 20 negro; disorderly conduct, 6 white, 18 negro; and all other offenses, 4 white, 12 negro. Mrs. Bessie R. Allen Dies In Centreville in Zac,hJry. Funeral services for Mrs. Bes- . Funeral services Were held Isle Rushing Allen, 69, were con- from Charlet Funeral Home n i ducted from Cenreville Baptist Zachary on Wednesday at 3 pzn. t Church on Tuesday, January 23, wl'th the Rev. James M. Gregory lot 10 a.m. with the pastor, the ,fficiating. Inrment was in t Rev. Donald 0 Quin, officiating OaMawn" 'Cemetery in Centrevllle assisted ;by 'the Roy. Larry Mlls, with Walter Boatner, Mfl.ton Interment was in Oaklawn Cem- :/: Bother, James Welcl, Harold story under direction of Newman Hughes, Louis Flaccomto and Funeral Home. Eric GuiUaume serving as pall- Mrs. Allen. a native and life- bearers, long resident of Centreville, died Survivors include fiwe dough- at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, January 2,1, ters, Miss Margaret Welch and at Field Alemorial ommuni, ty Mrs. Wtlma/.aa]gley of Zachary, Mrs. Bertha Flaccomio of Woo& ville, Mrs, Bernice Freeman of Clinton, La., and Mrs. Ira Mac Hughes of Centreville; two brothers, Louis I. Welch of B a- ,Hospital. She was a mem,ber of Centreville Baptist Church; Survivors include one daugh,/'" ter, Miss Mary Margaret Allen, Centrevllle; one son. Paul Alle, Baton Rouge; one sister, MISS -- _ ...... Mamie Rushing, CenCrevill; three brothers Willie Rushing, , The i Centreville, Ralph Rushing, POp- ['larvillo, and Robert ' Wg'8 vvt,., Crosby; and four grandchildren, She was preceded in dea.h by L  her husband, Paul Allen. Oate Rain Ili Active pallbearers were ElmO 0 68 27 McKey, Charles White, Jerry Tr 71 53 Cockerham, Gerald johnston, .07 70 3 Dr, Warren Dye, and Ra:/ Reid. Wed., Jan. 17 Thu., Jan. 18 Fri., Jan. 19 Sat., Jan. 20 Sun., Jan. 21 Men., Jan. 22 Tue., Jan. 23 Tr 69 45 1.00 69 54 0 67 38 0 66 40 for an averg,e price of $.26,000 3 females averaged $18,000, 9 Dally Readings: Rain,fall 1 p.m. bred three-quater hel fer s Temperatures 5 D.m brought $9,000 each, and 70 (Statistics furntshed courtesy of ope heifer $4,500 each. the Mis. Forestry Commission.) Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Jack Causey, Dr. R. J. Field, Jr;, Dr. James S. Peele. Gordon Carr. O. L. Kirby, and Weytaad Dixon.