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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, February 9, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 36 Localisms From The Files Of The Republican Last Friday was Groundhog 25 YEARS AGO Day, at which time the venera- Misses Leila Bruce and Mary ,ble weather prophet saw his McGehee enjoyed ,a three day shadow and dived back into his istay in New Orlean`s last week- burrow, forecasting six more end from which 6hey returned weeks of wintex on the local Sunday evening. scene. We certainly do ,not wish to dffer with this hi,ghly-consid- ered weather forecaster, but so far we have on,joyed some beau- tiful, balmy, springlike weather which has been in contrast to ,his gloomy prediction. Not to wish the old fellow ill, but we trust that the present condi- tion will continue on into spring. The ,prayers of Mlssiasippians, and Americans m every walk of life, .lave been, with Senator John. C. Stennis as he lies gravely ill since being shot last Week by two young thugs in a robbery in front of hi,s Wa- tn,g, ton home. Senator Sten`nis. an outstand- ing Missizsippian who has served his state long and ably in the Several of ,vhe Woodville stu- derts at LSU are having a week or more holiday ,at home ,be- tween the two semesters, Miss Nell Wax, Jimmy Sessions and John L, Hays having been here at home this week. Qrla O. Roberts, Jr., is spend- ing ,his between term vacation from LSU here visiting his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. nd Mrs. Marshall Treppendahl. He is also visiting iMr. and VIrs. F. R. Conner and family. Mid-term eaminations at MSOW are ver thls week, so Misses Martha Kee and Mary Lou Massey are coming home for a two day visit, rerning to Columbus next Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Tolber spent Tuesday and Wednesday of this week i,n a short trip to ,United States Senate, under- New Orleans. wen, t surgery a second time early this week and at latest reports was resting wll, but is still listed as being in critical condition. The members of the Missis- sippi Hou,e ,of Representatives 'are appareently feeling quite flush financially as a result of he forecast of a surplus of funds on hand, at least this would be our reaction to their Passage of a whopping teacher Pay raise with only 6 dissenting Mrs. J. M. Miller has recently spen`t several day in Baton Rouge .with her son, Jesse Miller. Mr. Norwood Redhead and ,his wife and tw, sons celebrated his btrthday last Sunday by coming over from Cenreville for a family dining at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. ,A. Red*head. Miss Sue R. Stockett was home from Belhaven College last weekend for a short visit. Mrs. O. K. Ferguson is a- ticipating having Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vinz and their chll- First Purple Martin Scout Spotted Monday Mr. C. A. Gibbs visited The Republican office Monday to advise that ,he had sighted the Purple Martin of the season that morning at ,his home in Fort Adams. By an un- usual coincidence, this was the ,ame date. February 5th, o which last year's first sighting was reported to us by young Miss Debra Dale, daughter of County Agent and Mrs. John Dale. Though we have no records prior to last year which reflect the usual arrival of these har- bingers of spring, we assume that the bird see`n Monday was a scout for the main flock which will, hopefully, be mrriving on the local scene at an early date to herald the adven.t of he spring season. Sister Of Local Resident Dies Mrs. Martha Ann Long, wife of Ralford Long of Ripley and sister of Mrs. Frank Rosso of Woodville, died on January 23rd at the Tippah County Hospital after an illne:ss ,of some five months. MTS. Long was 48 years old. a native of Tippah County, and a member of the Presby- terian Church Funeral services were held on January 24th at 2 p.m. from McBride Funeral Chapel in Ripley with burial in the Tippah Memorial Gardens. The Rev, . E. Gregg was the officiating minister. In addition to ,her husband, Mrs. Long is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Witt of Ripley; two sons, Ray 'N. Long, Jr., of Meridian and Mille Long of Ripley; two sis- Chades S. Cumbo ! Dies Saturday Charles S. Cumbo. 57-year- old Woodville businessman and teacher, di,d at his home here en Saturday afternoo'n at 3:30 o'clock, the victim of a heart attack. He was the owner of umbo's Frame Shop in Wood- villc and was also employed as upervisor of Industrial /rts for the Wilkinson County School Sy tem. A Rcsary was conducted by the Rev. John Neimeyer a 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Bexfy,hill Fune- ral Home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday from St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Neimeyr officiat- ing assisted by the lev. Henry Sheltcn and the Rev. J. A. Klein. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers were T. M Bryan, J. D. Withers.  Vic Gross. G. R. Whetstone, Jr., I Bernaxd Whites. M. D. Treppen- dahl, James H, arvey and .Audio T. Harvey. Honorary pall- i bearers included Tony Flac- comic, Henry esso, Dr. C. E. Catchings, Dr. L. J. Owens, Tom Cobb. John McCraine. L. Q. Henderson. H Emerson Berry- hill. Bet] S. Jones. John S. Lewis, and members of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Charles Salvadore Cumbo was born in Woodville on October 19. 1915. the son of the late David L. Cumbo and Mrs. Alma Smith Cumba He graduated from Woodville High School and from Louisiana State University and aught ind,ustrial arts at Samuel J. Peters High School in New Orleans for several years before returning .to Woodville to take over the family business follow- ing the death of his ather. He was a veteran of army duty in Mrs. Maud Morris Dies Friday In Natchez Mrs. Maud L Morris, 87-year- old highly respected "native and lifelon local resident, died at Jefferson Davis Memorial Hos- pital in Natchez on Friday af- b,rnoon at 5:10 o'clock following an extended illness. She was the widow of W. V. Morris of Wood- ville. Funeral services were held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the family home west of Woodville, and interment was in the family cemetery there ,with the Roy. Eddie Phenix officiating, Berry- hill Funeral home was in charge, and pallbearers were grandsons, William F. Martens, George L. Martens, Frank E. Bell, Jr., Douglas V. Bell, J.olm C. Bell. Gordon L. Morris. Jr., a:nd Wil- liam V. Morris. III. Mrs. Maud Leak,Morris. was born in the Hays Chapel com- munity of Wilkinson County on October 10, 1885. the daughter I of the late Anthony Leak and Carl A, Ray, of the Department of Archives and History, receives  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Carter 60,690 pages of Wilkinson County records for the Departmentfrom I Leak. She was ,a charter member Wilkinson County Chancery Clerk Alonzo It. Sturgeon. Records [of the Woodville Ctristian microfilmed include land, court, probate and nmrriage books from I Church. the year 1805 up through 1970. The books were microfilmed by a team employed by the Morman Church from Salt Lake City, Utah, and the film will be stored free of charge in the Department of Archives building in Jackson, Sturgeon said. Rites Wednesday For Archer Ellis Carter Funeral serwces were held on Wednesday afternoon of this week at 3 o'clock for Archer Ellis Carter, 87-year-old county resi- dent, ,who died on Tuesday af- WGrld War II and was a mere- was a retired employee of Mis- Golden Heads Feb. Heart Fund Drive G. C. Golden, acti'ng chair- man, will direct the Heart Fund in its ,annual appeal in Wilkin- son County during the month of February, ternoon at his home on Route The Wilkinson County Heart 3 following a lengthy illness. He Association has set a goal of She was married to Mr, Wil- liam Vandy Morris. prominent planter and longtime president of the Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors, :on February 8, 19()S, and he preceded her in death on February 21, 1931. Survivors include two sons, Green B. Morris and Gordon L. MGrris. both of Woodville; three daughters, Mrs. John King Ses- :sions, Mrs. August Marbens and Mrs. Frank E. Bell, all of Wood- ville; one sister. Mrs. Morris Smith, of Woodville; and by 11 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. One son, W, V. $4,000, which is a.bout one-half I Morris, the amotmt raised in 1972. These I death on November 7, 1953: Fotes. The Mississippi Education Association had aeqested''a 5.5% pay hike for teachers, bu,t the house .instead passed a bill hi:ch averages from 10% to 14% in pay increases depending upon the ,type certificate held by the individual teachers. And, in addition, they .tacked on a $600 per teacher unit "supportive ervices" J, tem in the bill, dren of Jackson wth her as ters, Mrs. Rosso and lVrs. Joe guests durirg "he coming week- Smith of Rlpley; and one grand- end. , ' I ohild. Mrs. J. A. Massey and Mr.! Emerson Berryhill spent Mond.aYi , ir ,a trip ,to Jackson to take[ Jaycettes Request Misses M.artha Kee and Mary Lou tIassey ,that far on their Toys For Ellisville .return o MSCW after a short visi,t here between semesters. The Woodville Jaycettes are They were accompanied also by now in ,the pocess of collecting Mrs. C. G. McGehee, who had old and usable toys for Ellisville bet of St. Joseph's Caiholic i sisippi State Highway Depart- Church where he had been, a i ment. longtime member of ,the Parish I Services were held at Pioneer Council. l Baptist Church, of which he was He was married to Miss Eulalie/a member, with the Rev. An- Harvey of New Orleans on May/thony Patterson. the Roy. Billy 2. 1944. and she survives him. Thomas. and Bro. Bernard He is also survived by three Whites officiating and with daughters, Miss Eulalie Anne Berryhill Funeral Home in Cumbo ,of _?elhi, La., and Misses charge. Charlotte Elizabeth and Cornelia The son of the late Jesse M. A sad commentary on the spent ,the weekend legislature aeatjve mood of ,the nation as recess at her home here. ' reflected ,l, ,the U. S. exhibtt 50 YEARS AGO at the 1.9"/2 International Trade Fair in Bulgaria. With approxi- Hon. W. F. Tucker went down ;* raately $300,090 at lts disposal to New Orleans Tuesday morn- with ,whiO] to depict the .US ing 'to attend a banquet given to the rest of the world, the on hat evening by .,the Sons Uni,ted States Informatior Agen- of the American Revolution in cy Constructed a white geodesic Louisiana and Msissippi, of Plastic dome, featuring a slide 'which organization he is a show of pollution In this coun- try. Illustrations of arbage he,aps and smog were some of the sights greeting bewildered bile agency n Natchez, passed 'lsltors passing ,through the ex- through Woodville Wednesday hibit. Fpecting to find a rep- morning on his way o Pinek- vese,n,tative aray of Americ,a's meyville on a visit to his par- ) ecnologioal ach,ievemens such ents, Mr. and rs. H. P. Me- .as computers, washing machines ,Gehee. ": and television sets as, indeed, they should have, visitors were given, ,a tour of the country's , '/ ore spots nstead. .... America's .concern over the nany problems Sacing mankind, ; is legitimate a`nd "necessary if e are ,to conquer them. How- .bwen,ty - four - hour - a - negativism is a self - de- the first hree days of this week  sbructive force that can only in Woodvlle, as the guests of .' lead to problems of gre,a%er A little justified in the accomplishments of ,United States Is warranted ,'and. lon,g overdue. $ $ Political skill, said Sir Winston 'Churchill, is the ablllty to fore- ,%11 what is going to happen morrow, next ,week, net raorth a`nd  net year. ALnd to . : have the ability aterwards I t0 i " .e:xpl,ain wh..._._._ y it didn t happen. State School in Ellisville. If you have any toys that you don't eed and ones that are broken but can be repaired, please contact ,Mrs. Shirley Ragsdale, phone 888-6841 or 888-291 This toy drive will probably last several months, so star Celeste Cumbo of Woodville. Mrs. Lcnnie Sturgeon is a pa- tient in Jeff Davis Hospital in N, atchez, we ,are orry to say. We hope that she will soon be feeling muc. better and able to return home. gathering them up and call Mrs. Ragsdale or any Jaycette. member. Mr. F. M. Mc'&ehee, who now]Uncle Pete from Percyls Creel( Says has a p0siton with an automo- The weather during the first of 'the week was decidedly cool and damp, but on Wednesday afternoon .the sun came out again ,and we are now aJgain erjoFlng .that cool, clear weath- er, which is perfectly ideal. Mm. Hoilis Tare and lttle daughter of Baton Rouge spent Mrs. W. F. Tucker and of her ,brother, Mr. Roy Cox. 75 YEARS AGO Dr, C. E. Catchings has fitted p a nice office in ,tLhe room next to Argue's ,Irug Store, where he is ready to receive his patients. We are requested *by the Mayor o thank Messrs. Cross, Sanders and Plitt for a nice lot of UmbreUa China trees which have been set out by the Mayor around the school house yard. The Bazaar given ,by the DEA MISTER DITOR: I see by the papers where 1972 was, the longest year there'll ever be, cause the U. S. National Bureau of Standards has ud- usted their ,atomic clock to git see is based on who hey are arid their connection to what's going on. Olem said they is somepun to bhat lie of think- ing. He recalled he and his old lady .moved six times the first i line with he spinning of the year they was married. He said earth, The piece said it took a he was worried about tearing full second to git us on time, up their few sticks of furniture by hauling it around, but his but the wonder to me is that old lady was happy with her ,the Guvernment fixed the clock new supply of curtains. She said instead of ,trying to fix the she had a pair to fit ever size earth. They do a heap of crazy window. things In Washington, Mister Farthermore, broke in Ed Editor, but I rigger it's good that we got such a place. I've heard it said the good Lord give .the dog flea's so he'd ,be to worried about fleas ,to worry about being a dog. Maybe the Lord ,give us Congress to keep us from worrying over ,he ,weather, rumat'ism and such little matters closer home. I mentioned to the fellers at the court,try -store Saturday night about our atomic clock being off, and Clem Webster said he had .saw last week where this Yale University perfessor Doolittle, saving money is tak- ing on some strange turns, Ie had saw where banks ,now is giving prizes like coffee pots and clocks for new savings ac- coun.ts, and that people are spreading their m,oney all over to git the gifts from different banks. Ed said he is shore some folks will borrow from one bank to put the money in another bank to git the prize, and rigger they';re coming out ahead. Ed had heard about all the ,tradimg at these swap meetings across the country. He said he talked Carter and Mns. Minnie Leak Carter, he was born in this county on July 9, 1885. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Carter Carter of Woodvllle; two son:s, Edward Carter of Natchez and David Carter, Rt. 3, Woodville; and six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Pallbearers for the funeral services were I. A: Carter, Par- ham Gofer, Milton Wesberry, Vernon Carter. Elliott Ham- mack, and Leo A. Gofer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Seal have been attending the ann,ual convention of the Deep South Farm & Power Equipment Asso- ciation at the Marriott otel in New,Orleans this week. Mr. Seal is a drector of the association. Jr.. preceded her funds will be used o help re- duce death and' disability from heart attack and other heart and blood vessel disea:se. The following are chairmen in their respective communities: ,Mrs. Gladys Hines, WCTS and Rural; Mrs. Donnie Nutt, Cen- reville; Mrs. Myrl Flowers, No More Mail To Be Sent To Military Personnel in Vietnam Woodvllle Postmaster Clifford Wheeler has announced receipt Rural and Wilkinson; and Mrs. i this week of advices from the Joan Whetstone, Woodville. [ when"] U. S. Postal Sexvice ,t'hat post Please give generously offices are requested to discon- the Heart Fund Volunteer calls, ti,nue accepting all second a,nd third class mail and all parcels Mother's March Set addressed to Vietnam military Here Sunday 2:30 P.M. The Mothers' March for the annual March of Dimes fund drive will be staged in Wood- v,ille on Sunday afternoon. Feb- ruary 11, bginning at 2:30 p.m. The march will ,be conducted by members of the Woodville Jay- certes and will be in the fm'm of a house-to-house canvass of imus t be mailed prior to March the town. Mr. Donnie Nutt of Centre- ] 1, 1973, it stated. ville is seri.n,g as Varch of Dimes chairman for Wilkinson Larry McKey Killed County for he' current year. post office addresses. The ac- tion was taken by the Postal Service at the request of the Department of Defense, the postmaster pointed out, and ap- plies to prsonal mail to Viet- nam post ,offices only. Only letter marl ,will move ,be- yond San Francisco after Feb- ruary 5th. the announcement stated, and personal letter mail to Vietnam pot office addresses WeeV00 Weather When Struck By Auto Larry C. McKey, a 22-year-old Woodville native, died In Brook- l.aven :on January 29th from injuries received vfhen he was struck 'by a car as he walked along a rural road. After having car .trouble, Me- Key and his bxother-in-law, : Freddie Brock, bega`n walklr. , Sometime after 6:30 p.m., a car driven by an unidentified man, struck McKey, He was taken to Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven where he died  11:30 p.m. McKey was a veteran of three years service in the U. S. rmy and had made his home in Brookhaven since his discharge in 1971. Funeral services were held from the Brookhaven Funeral Home a 2 p.m. Thursday, and J,an, 31 0 65 40 Feb. 1 1.58 71 58 rt., Feb. 2 ' 0 64 43 St., Feb. 3' 0 68 44 Sa,, Feb. 4 0 70 47 'MOil.+ Feb. 5 0 73 38 ue. Feb. 6 Tr 75 34 Daffy Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. 5 D.m Commlion.) Spinning Wheel Club in .,he hall Tuesday ,night was a success now.itstanding he fact that he weather was very bad and many vere prevented from attending. Business during the past week has been unwsually dull due no doubt to the fact that our farm- ing people are at work and'can- not find 'time 'to come to town. Messrs. Bus Hart and Moise Levy, well khown eommerci,al otriss, were here ia the in- +t, ere, of their respeottve firms (. claims the earth is now running 42 seconds behind time. With this ,much difference, allowed Clem, gurely we're going to have to git ,the world fixed. Clem said he wasn,',t the man for the job. He said he newt has full un- derstood ;how airplanes ca`n leave New. York and git to Cal- ifornia afore they left. Actual, declared Clem, it all depends n how a feller looks a it, He said he had saw bhis piece where lawyers, think eye whnesses make the ,worst kind of evidence because what they to pne feller that buys whisky in them fancy botttles, drinks the whisky and sells t,he empty bottles at swap meets for twict what he paid for em full. They ain't no way to rigger the way folks see things, said Ed And talki`ng about ,figgering, I saw where doctors say the COMING HERE MONDAY -- This red, white and blue National interment was in that city. Assistance for Veterans mobile van will be arriving in Woodville Surviwrs include his wife, on FebrUary 12 to assist veterans with VA benefits and employ- Karen Sue McKey; one dallgh- mont. Specially modified with offices for three counselors, the ter. Deborah Sue; his mother, van is part of th Jackson VC Center's ] )gram to bring easy Mrs. Viola. Havard, .and step- access to veterans benefits to vbterans in their hometowns. The father, Albert S. Havard, Wood- ville; f0ur sisters, Mrs, Pfenti:ss Mississippi Employment Security Commission 'will provide the W. Mathis, Woodvflle, Mrs. two-nmn Veterans Assistance team with daily job listings. The Charles Messenger, Centrevl.le, human body that used to have van will be parked at The Wilkinson County Courthouse from chemics warth 98 cent now has l0 a.m. to 5 u.m. serums worth $650 to medicine. so Jest living is a big savings. Yours truly, UnOle Pete Mrs, Shirley Owens, Jackson, and Mrs. Elizabeth D. MeCuriey, Assistance can be provided in areas of employment, education, Woodvllle; two gandmotl]ers, home loans, medical benefits, disability eompen.tion and pen-i M,:rs, Nettle McKey, Woodvllle, sions, and job training. Applications for .benefits initiated by and Mrs. Myrtle Dodd, Winona; veterans vi iting the vans are accorded priority handling by the md I Vra Adminktration.