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February 16, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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February 16, 1973

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Friday, February "16, 1973 Gov. William Waller, rounding teated Lt. Gov. Charles Sullivan out the down ide of ,his first badly, and he came into the yea in office, has so be regarded LOS an unusual, if not ,unique, chief executive. W.hat it amoun.ts to is that Waller has come on the scene .as a child of hist,0ry. His unique- ness has been more a product of the times than of his own i Jim Eastland. Eastland's closest charisma or leadership. I political friends backed Waller For, for the first time in I as an alternative to Sullivan modern hitory, Mississippi has lw'ho had incurred the wrath of had the opportuni.ty to proceed the Senator in a particular ilk- .about its business without the I cident of bad blood dating back onus ,of the racial problem. This I to 1980. is not to say that the problem] Now, Gov. Waller remains has been totally assimilated, but I somethii of an enigma. He is the inclusion of some 300,0001 youthful enough to court '.am- ',blacks One the voting rolls has lbition for higher office. And it muted th, question, is an open secret that .the 'state's Now, it is possible for politi- two senators may not seek an- col figures in the state to turn, other term, even though .they to other matters, and Gov. have reac.hed a pinnacle in Waller has done this, attacking ipwer through their seniority. But he is a man who appeaLrs .problems 1.ike highway construc- tion and making a point of to be unsure of the future. The naming "blacks .to various posi- real ,source of po,wer in Missis- tiGriS in governmen,t, sippi lies with the legislature, and Gov. Waller has done little In ,his second year as ov- to ingratiate himself with th.i's ernor, one thi, ng is evident. Gov. ;reap. Waller has succeeded in achier- Like the newspaper colony, lng a proper al.lenation with the the legislature tends to be there legislattr,e.  after .the govenr's one term is There is nobhlng new about over. This is a fact ,of life that this. But Waner, driven ,by what Gov. Waller is confronting now is apparently  man-sized ego, as he looks to the future. has done a better job than 'some. It remains to be seen hov FIRST AUTOMATED StlIP Gov. Wller ,will fare in the remaining three years of his A new era for the Merchant administration. Marine was opened in Missis- In spite of hiz disclaimers to slppi August 20. 19.64, when the the contrary, it is widely con-I fir,t automated ship ,built in ceded that ,his election was a the U. S. was tn.troduced. The surprise even .to :him. He de-SS MOR-MAC-ARGO, a i , office with a group of supporvers who were new to politics, really, and outside the traditional circle of political power. There were some exceptions to this. Wallc had the tacit support, for instance, of Senator The Woodvflle Republlcan, Woodvflle, Mlss;sslpp| ..... James Hays Honored Police Jury James T. Hays, executive sec- retary of the Police Jury Associ- ation of Louisiana was awarded a plaque by the 5th Dis.trict Police Jury ,ssociation at a re- cent meeting in Lake Provi- dence. The plaque expressed appr,eci- ation to Hays for the outstand- ing so(vices rendered ,to the Polide Jry Association of 'Lou- isiana during the year 1972. Hays, a hunting enthusiast, was also g.iven a 30.{16 rifle by the 5th District Police Jury Aoci- orion. A ntive of Woodville a, nd a resident of Baker. La., for 19 years, he was appointed execu- tive ,s.ecr0try of the Police Jury Assoc,i.ation of Louisiana by the executive board in April of 1971. Hays served as councilman for the city of Baker from 1'960 to 1964, and is married to the forL mer Ravelle Tyler. Tley are the parents of th roe children: Kathy, Tommy and John. million..550-foot:long ship, was built for Moore-McCormick, Inc., of Nw York by Ingalls Ship- $10 building Corp., at Pascagoula. Oldest Plantation's Restoration Underway (Editor's Note: The followi,ng ibem taken from the Brazosport {Texas} Facts should prove of interest to local eaders inas- much as it tells of another res- tora.tion project 'being under- taken by Percival Beacroft, owner of Rosemont Plantation here.) An old plantation louse near the west bank of he San Ber- nard River is the oldest existing house built in Bra, zoria Cotmty and possibly in Texas, members of the Daughters of the lepublic of Texas were old by Perc,ival Beaci'oft, who is having the house restored. Beacroft sp,cke to the DRT at its luncheon meeting Thursday at .the Freeport Inn. He eaid the old house is best I known to local people ,as the Stratton Place. Since it was built in 1824, the house has passed thro'ugh 'te hands of some dozen owners, Beacroft said. but is ,no,w owned by the Stringfellow Estates. There are deeds of record, he said, .that establish the house was built by the McCrosky fam- ily that came to Texas with the firs.t 300 of ustin's Colony and settled on 'the San Bern.rd and built the house. He said .the structure was without doubt the oldest in this county and that it is being ex- amined by State of Texas au- th,orities who think it possible that it is the oldest in ,the en- tire state. When the current restoration is completed, Beacroft sid, a marker will be placed there. Providing a fittint atmos- phere for Beacroft's talk were a set of 30 .pictures of old plan- tation homes that once stood in thi,s county. 2he pictures were made pos- sible by A. A. Platter who for- Rosette News 1Vrs. John P. Floyd of Oloster and Mrs. Arthur Brass of Cen- treville visited their mother, Mrs. George Ceer, Wednesday and together .they went on to Natchez on business. Mr. and r.s. Rex Baker of Woodville visited Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Forrrmn, Jr., Monday. Mrs. Jimmie Haygod of Pas- cgoula, Mr. Darwin Klar of Baton Rouge, Mr, and Mrs. Tom- mie J. Klar and hfldlren of Brookhaven, Mr. and Mrs. Gor- don Greet of West Monroe, La., and Mr. arid ,Mrs. Marvin Aehronery of Baton Rouge vis- ited' Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Klar, Jr., Sunday. lr. Lucien Jarrell ,of Bton Rouge visited his grandfather, Mr. R. V. Forman, Tuesday. Mr. aad Mrs. Tom Kroft of Memphis, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Lanry Tarver and son, Eugere, of Liberty, and Mr. *and Mrs. Rodney Murray of Crosby visited their father, Mr. Lucien Mur- ray, the past weekend,. Mrs. T. A. Williams of Church Hill visited Mr. D. N. Wllliams and Mrs. Mae Speights Saturday. Mr. Williams returned home wlth her for an oernight visit with is son and family. Mike ad Eric Beattie of Glos.ter visited their brother-in- law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Murray, ,the pas weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rymer merly was with the Brazospcrt School District. While living here he :researcled the planta- tion homes and had the pic- tures made at a .ime when he was planning to write a book. Because of ;help 'he eeelved at that time from DRT members, a set of .the pictures was given to the group. Another set was al...o given :to ,the Brazoria County Library. Forty - six persons attended the luncheon me,eing. ; r :L. ' .... i 'Serve You, Better MP&L' Has a Guaranteed Water Heater SerVice Plan For You. DO you know about MP&L's Guaranteed Water Heater Service Plan? It's one more way that MP&L serves you better. When you buy a flame]ess electric water heater from MP&L on the Service Plan, this is what your guarantee assures you: Installation Maintenance Full 10-year Guarantee And that's a guarantee you can count on- an MP&Lguarantee. 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It's available toyou righ now.., and the cos is only pennies a day, added  onto your electric service bill. Call your local office of MP&L arid ask about the Guaranteed Service Plan. %!ii!:  !ii : l, !i II It II ," Jl ./iiTaii;I il ![i ISSISSIPPI POWER,& LIGHT lL._. " Helpi, g Build Mississippi MIDDLE SOUTH ITILITI KS SYSTEM visited their son and daaghter- tn-la,w, Mr. and Mrs. William Rymer..and thel.r new son, iIi- chael Jeffrey, and 1Vfl'. and Mrs. John David Pullen in Natchez Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Priest and children of St. ranc, isvllle, Mrs. Thomas William Ashley of Baton Rouge, .and Mr. and Mrs. Ad,rlan Day and son, Glynn, of Natchez visited their mother, Mrs. Louise Day, the past wee.k- end. Mrs. M. R. Greer of Vidalia, La., and Mrs. Curey Berryhill of Natchez visited ,their mother, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, ,Th,ursday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weatherly and child(on of ,Ridgecrest, La., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie G. Sturdivant, Stur- day. M,iss Denise Cavin and a friend of Natchez visited her uncle and aunt. Mr. a'nd Mrs. H. E. C,avin, Sunday. We are happy to repm' that Mr.s. Grover ay is at home with her son-in-law and daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson, after being hospitalized for sev- eral days. Mr. and Mrs. Jame..s Living- zton of Hammond, La,, visited her moth,eL Mrs. Bob Keller, Sunday. Birthday Party Mr. :and Mrs. Ben Murray honored their son, Ben Allen, on his first birthday on Janu- ary 18th with a party a.t the .home of his grandparents, lr. and Mrs. Paul Beattie, in Glos- %er. A, fter the arrival of bhe 18 guests, the little honoree was presented his gifts. A handsome 'birthday cake decorated in ed ,and white and topped with ,clowns and Happy Birthday, Ben" and one candle was cut land served with ice cream and ']Cokes. WHEN TROUBLE COMES, INSURANCE TURNS YOUR PREMIUM PENNIES INTO CLAIM SETTLEMENT DOLLARS. FOR SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND, HAVE COMPLETE " INSURANCE. /. INSURANCE Main Street loter, Miss. Business As Usual For Draft Boards Despite Cease Fire .Despite .the Vietnam cease, fire, business ,as usual s the;,' order of the day at SelectiTe ' Service local board offices, says State Director James L. Davis. Th,e Selective Service System is still empowered ,to require reg- istration of all .draft-elllte males witlin 30 .days of their 18th birthday. It is feared bhat the announcement that the dr.aft hs ended might be mid.- interpreted by many young men., and result in failure to register upon reselling ,age 18. tration, a young man's must be verified by either birth certificate, or other identification. Colonel Da,vis states tat i, is still the .duty of eve trant, until -his training and service has noted, to h,ave in his possession, except while on ac- tive duty in the A,rmed Forces (other than active duty for. training) his Reglst,ra.tion Cer- tificate and Notice of Classifi- cation, if iss,ued, showing his current classification or h Status Card most recently is- sued by his local board. The failure of any'person to ,hare hi.s Registration Certifloat or Status Card in his personal possession shall b,e con,sidereal evidence of his failure to reg- ister. A lottery will be held soon for males .born in ,1954. It is not known at this thne .f tlese registrants will be processed for physical examinations. Even though res.tra$ion will continue, a young man w.ill ,not .be .called unless there is a na- 'tional emergency, Colonel Davls': aid. Council On Aging Coordinator To Meet With County Officials  ,Patsy Brumfield, .area naor for the Southwest sippi ,Council on Aging, meet with the Wilkinson ty officials ,on Ttescay, ary 20, for .the purpose of ering information toward the formation of .a task farce,, e2d elderly persons in the wst Mis'lssippi area, an Missssippi ,office in' McComb staed week. COMING SOON -GRAND OPENING! Silver Saddle Western Wear Shop Watch for our Grand Opening Visit our Lawn and Garden Center. Our Garden and Lawn Experthas just returned from school and isnow ready to assist you in all major brands of Lawn and Garden Products. Shop with us for ALL your needs. ::.i SPECIAL OF THE MONTH--All Flower Bulbs now selling at Wholesale. Aluminum Siding and Roofing selling at Cost, ADAMS COUNTY CO-OP Day 442-7488 - Phone - Night 442-8430 1 Wilson Road Natchezi Miss. \\; !! ,