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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippr Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, February 23, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 38 Localisms by Lewis. The near-record low interest rate of 4.79 percent for which the Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors sold a county-wide bond issue of $170,000 for the cour.tlouse project on Tuesday certainly speaks well for the financial condition of our county. A total of five bids was received for the issue, all t interest rates well below those Paid for similar issues by bodies politic on the current govern- m ent bond market. Ths fact attests to the high esteem in w, hieh financiers held the con- dition and general management of our county by the supervisors and other county officials. Although we cannot truthfully say that we are entirely in ac- cord with the magnitude nor some of the other aspects of the current courthouse enlarge- ment and ,renovation project, we are proud of .this evidence of the fine management of the business affairs of the county 'as attested by the eagerness of financial houses ,to buy the bonds at ',a lower than average nterest rate. Our comgratula- ions go. out ,to all concerned with bringing about this con- dition. The postal holidays on Mol)- day, which put such a crimp in our n)ormal production sched- ule due to late arrival of neons from or community corre- pondents ,and other ources, seem to .come more and more .frequently of late. Possibly it ust 'seems this way since :t ts hard for such creatures of habit as this vrter 'to accustom our- melves to celebrating George Wahington's birthday on Feb- uary 19 just because it is 'Monday when his natal day s actually February 22. Of course, we ,know that our learned law- raavkers ,are ,all-wise, but this From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight . . . :' 25 YEARS AGO Mr. James McKeown. who is ,now vce-lresi.dent of the Merchants National Bank of Vicksburg, cam down last Sat- uday for a short visit to his parents, Roy. and Mrs. G. P. McKeown. Mr. and Nrs. H. C. Leak left Sunday morning for Jackson where she has been a guest in the ,home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Robertson, while Mr. Leak ,went on to Meridian. to attend .the annual sessmn of the ,Grand Lodge of ssissippi Masons. Vrs. ,Richard Sessions and san, Diekie, of Beaumont, Texas, re here visiting at the hone of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Lee. Miss Iva J. Williamson of the Natchez school system faculty was here last weekend to visit t the tmme of ,her sister, Mrs. G. T. Neill. Mrs. W. L Allred. Mrs. John D. McCraine and Mrs. John Irwl,n were visitors to Natchez on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Babers of Laurel Hill, Mrs. W. H. Morgan, Mrs. Lyttleton Lewis and Mrs. August Martens spent the past Wednesday in a trip to New Orleans. Mrs. J. G. Larrieu, Mrs. Ella Cooke and Mrs. K. E. Curry went. to New Orleans yesterday for a stay of several days. ALL STARS -- Renee lnman and Timmy Gonda of Wilkinson County Christian Academy are shown with the trophies they received after being named to the South AA All-Division Basket- ball Team following the tournament in Natchez last week in which nine schools wcre represented. Renee is an eighth grader at WCCA and Timmy is a member of the junior class. Tourism, A New Industry For Area In a recent address prepared for the annual meeting in Prov- idence, Rhode Island. of the American Association for state The Columbia Academy girls and boys made a sweep of the South AA Academy Conference basketball tourn, ament which came ,to a clae last Saturday night a the Adams County Christian School gym in Natch- ez. The Columbia girls edged the and local History, Pr,esidentl Centreville ,cademy lassies in I a thrilling game which saw Alexander J. Wall rev,ealed some three ,overtimes required to de- statistics of great into,rest to cide a winner. Debra Housley communities in which historic had 11 points and Susie Robert- house museums are located Mr. son 10 for Centreville, while Wall spoke of the importance of these museum, s to the cul- tural community and cited a recent Federal gowernment sur- vey of importance to the eco- nomic community. "A recent government srvey indicates that an attraction drawing on an annual basis 30 Mrs. Emmett Pu,tnam, J,r., and people per day is the equivalent Miss Lise Argue are expected here today, Friday, from Abbe- rills, La., and Mr. ,and Mrs. Kirk Sander, s and their two daughters from New Orleans for the tea at whloh Mrs. Alfred Best is entertaining this after= noon to celebrate Mrs. Argue's birthday. They will be here .for a family reunion until Sun- day afternoon. 50 YEARS AGO Messrs. Dampf ad Morgan latest huffling of ,holidays doesn',t qui,te make sense to us, [have eceived the horses and even hough it does give our ) mules which they recently pur- ovrwotked public servants ire- chased in St. Lou and are finding ,a ready sale for them on the local market. Dr. and Mr, s. W. F. Vail and little daughter, who had been, spending a couple of weeks here as guests of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Catchings, left for their home in Greenwich, Corm., on Mon- day mornirg, ;hheir stay here having been a mgst pleasant one. The farmers of the county have already gone to work malting (preparatlons for an- other crop season and in many place considerable 1,and has been broken up. The freeze of the first of the week was wel- comed by the Sarmers, ms it will have a tendency to greatly reduce the r%umber of boil weevils that have been, in hibernaior during the warm winter. M2s. George A. McGil] left Sunday morning for Bancker, Vermillion Parish, La., on a visit to her niece, Mrs. Fanmett Putnam. Messrs. J. C. Whetstone and H. L. Phares have completed the graveling contr.act on the llnk of road in Southern Louisi- ana cn which they have been working for the past two months. 75 YEARS AGO Thtday and Friday morn- ings were boh exceedingly cold and a very heavy frost greeted the eyes of the early risers both mornings and ice on  later morning. This cold snap will no doubt i,jure the fruit crop con- sidvrably. On Monday last the our months term of ,the publi 9 schools as provided ,for by the laws of the state .ended and the school here under he able dl- reetlo of Prof. Lowrte will be cotimaed by the Corporation of Woodviile. Messrs. Ge0. J, Adams and R. M. McOehee spent a very pleas- ant day in the eastern part of ,the coun.ty one day this week as the guests of Hon. ft. a, ,) ,d)heazl, quent ang weekend rests by baervlng most legal holidays on onday. Admittedly, at le,st Part of our dim view f the 'Whole idea is tha fhs worlds an extra hardship on our small staff. We have enjoyed some extra help in our efforts during the Dast three weeks in the person of Bill Catchings, Jr., a senior Journalism student at Ole Miss, ,, Who has joined The Republican 'taff on a temporary basis wile he is taking a semester vacation tram his college studies. Bill is ! 'aSsisting in ,both news athering and ,advertising sales, and an' ':';, OOperation given him will be 0 : treacly ppreciated. It is heartening to note hat the traffic deaths in Mississippi d, Uring ,the month of January " 'dropPed by ,a whopping 1 per- ;ent, from 70 ,ho 41, according figures released ,kh,is week by M2ssissppi Safety Couhcll, is. ,of course much too early speculate on he possibility ,a bstantial or permanent in our high deth 'ate. we do know t.ha,t the M.tssis- lppi Hig, hway Ptrol is engaged - om intensive enforcement rogram, and i is ,apparery 'beginning ,to pay dividends. The Weather Rain HI Lo* eb. 14 1.78 61 47 Feb. 15 0 52 8 Feb. 16 o 49 32 Feb. 17 0 47 29 Feb: 1 o 58 29 Feb. 19 0 67 35 Feb, 20 o 64 37 Athlyn Hasson led the winners with 10. In the boys' f, inals the Colum- bia five downed Beeson Acad- emy of Hattiesburg 36-33 to make a clean .sweep for the Marion County academy. All four bf 'the teams involved i,n the final games Saturday ad- vance to the state tournament finals. Gov. Waller To Visit Woodville Pilgrimage Word was received here Wed- nesday by Mns. Ray W. Farrar, presiden of the Woodville Civic Club. that Governor and Mrs. Bill Waller and several members of their immediate fami plan to attend the Woodville Pilgrim- age on, Sunday, M,rch 25. The governor and ,his party will take the tour of homes, attend the Art Show, and later, at 5:30 ,p.m., ,will be honored at a reception at Rosemont by the Civic Club, Mrs. Farrar said. They will be .accompanied on the tour by 1Vrs. Farvar and Mayor Marvin N. Lewm. County Agent Urges Farmers To Order Fertilizer Early Farmers are advised to get their soil tested as oon ,as pos- sible by County Agent Joh,n Dale. Dale also advised farmers who must use large quantities of fer,tilizers .to order the amount BURGLARS TAKE TVs, RADIOS FROM LOCAL STORE THURS. NITE Burglars broke into Planters Hardware. Inc.. here last Thurs- day night and made away with more than $2,000 worth of tele- vision sets and radios, accord- ing .to Police Chief James For- man. The burglars gained entry into the store through the office door at the side of he building on West Street, where a pry bar or similar tool was used to break three locks and bolt on the door. An attempt was made to .break into a small safe lo- cated i the office by removing the hinge pins, but this effort was unsuccessful. The burglars then used the store's bolt cutters to sever a bolt and chain on the large loading door at the rear of the building where they app,arently proceeded ,to toad a track or large trailer with their loot. The owners of the store listed the missing mer,chandise as six televisions including three colo$ and three black and white sets. they need soon. two stereos, and a total of 11 A simtage of fertilizer is radios. expected this year due to the Woodvllle Policeman John hoftage of gas used in making Dorsey discovered .the burglary fertilizers, he said. Also ,this about 2:30 a.m. Friday when he year, the price on soybean seed noticed that a curtain was is high and the quality of the ] drawn on the office door, which seeds is expected to be poor, he was found to be ajar. added. 1 Chief Forman stated that evi- Dale advised all farmers to dence indicates the Crime took Courthouse Bonds Sold At Record Low Interest Rate The $170,000 bond issue voted by the Wilkinson County board of supervisors for additions and renovation of the county court- house in Woodville was sold on Tuesday afternoon of this week a a near-record low interest rate of 4.79 percent. Howard, Nefll, Labouisse and Friedrlcks of New Orleans were low bidders on the issue at a special meeting of the board held n Tuesday afternoon to receive ,bids .for sale of ,the bonds. Their low bid of 4.79 percent was said by authoritte to be well below the rate at which most bonds of simfl'ar nture have sold in recen months. A total of five bids was re- ceived by the board for the $170,000 county-wide bond issue. Other bidders were: Farmers Exchange Bank, Cen- treville, .and Oommercial Bank, Woodville (combination ,bid) : 4.80% Kroeze. McLarty and Duddle- ston, Jackson: 4.98% First National Bank, Mem= phis: 5.06% A. Duncan Williams, Inc., Memphi:s: 5.18%. The bond issue is to .be spread over a period of 15 years, and printing and validation will take attend he Soybean Seminar which will be held in Natchez on March 13 in the Extension Service building. Jerry K. Foster, Jr. Completes Insurance place abou, t 11 p.m. Thursday about ,two months before actual while ,Policeman Ernie Davis, delivery can be made, Chancery who was on duty at the time, Clerk Alonzo Sturgeon stated. was manning ,a road block on The $.170,000 issue, along with Highway 61 at the request of the $100,000 in bonds issued by Natchez officers in .an effort to I,the supervisors last year for .he locate four runaway Vicksburg ]'same purpose, will be devoted youths. He also theorized that I to .the courthouse addition and the ,burglars left hurriedly after renovation project currently an- being frightened by something derway. Total cost of the proj- :I)MlY Readln,gs: Rainfall 1 p.n% .... Temperatures 5 z).m furnished courtesy of of an industry with .an annual myroll of $100200. Although still too early to .say, osemont, the recen,tly opened historic house museum here in Woodvtlle, has 'the of a visitor attraction of double that number within a five year period. Mr. Wall also said. "Millions of Americans are acquiring a deeper understanding and a ! Players named to the &ll- COU"S" In u-=).g-..J since considerable other loot ect is expected to be $755,000, ] , ,,,a,,,v,u j Tournamen,t teas .ere: similar to that ,taken .and lo- with the balance of the $485,000 " Girls  Reneenman; WCCA;  I-tartford, Ct.---JeryK. Fostr,]cated in the._sarneeee area. of. the_ in .Cost coming from .a special Debra,Housley, Centrevflle; Pat- ] Jr., a representative of Aetna ] store was not disturbed, federal rant authorized " in ti Almond, CHA; Sheree Watts, I Llfe & Casualty at Woodvllle, ( Chief Forman said, on Tues- 1,72. Columbia: Barbara Moree, Co-Ihas recently attended a special]daY that no arrests had een J.A. Russ Construction Com- lumbia: Mollie McGee, Simp-Icasualty and property insurance ]made in the matter, but that pany of Natchez was the low i course at Aetna's home office/several leads were being inves- bidder on the courthouse proj- ,son; Sharon Ross, Beeson; Dee [here. ' tigated. Dee Walsh, Amirs; Jackie Cas- oct, and work began 'last week ton. Amite: Donice Stringer, Co- I The five-week course provides _ . --_-- :. __ on excavation of the area m,- lumbia; She re e Singuefield, t comprehensive inshrucon in all Applications or .O. mediately south of the existing clearer c.oncept of the forces ACCS: and Phillis Bryant, ACeS. l forms of individual and busi- that 'shaped America, and with Boys --- Tim Gonda. WCCA; it a be.tter bearing on our course Mike Rish. Centreville: Melton in'to the future." He then said. Pierre, ACCS; Mike Burnette, the economic implication "is a ACCS; Dalton Bittle, Beeson; powerful stflnulant to the well R i e k y Breakfield, C+olumbia; being of both the towns and Crait Kennedy, Simpson; David states where historical museums Bullock, Columbia; Mike Gillis, are located." Beesoni rand T!m 8tarnes, CHA. Tourlsm is a welcome pollu- ise to be solid beginnings to tlon-free industry. Both Rose- mont and the Pilgrimage prom-'tourism in our historic town. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: ogy that is causing all the sur- You never can tell what plusage of trouble, it's how we you're libel to run into at our use it. Cleaning up the water sessions at the counfry store, and air is a job that tec2]nology For instant, Ed D, oolittle opened has got o have a big hand in, the discussion Saturday night Zeke allowed, but first folks has got to make up their minds they .by reporting where thins want t stop messing up and economist column writer had start cleaning up. Zeke .had saw said what is wrong with this country is "occupational ob- where half the water reating solescence, complicated by plants in the cities is turning technological surplusage." I out water that ain't fit ,to drink copied it from the clipping Ed Ibecause ever time they are brung and I still ain't sure I I fixed fer removing one kind of got it down right, a industrial waste technology Mister Editor, Ed saved invents a new batch. heap of luestions by saying he General s.pealing, brole dn had studied that condition up Clem. this country hasa habit one side and down the other and of using the wrong tool for the the best he could rigger is that it job. Clem said he had saw.where means the hurrier we go the we spend $1.40 a person to sup- behinder we git. We are making port the United Nations, and machines that speed up per- more than $300 for every man, duction and cut down on the woman and child in America number of people needed fer the is used for rational defense. If ness i n s u r a n c e protection, stressing new developments and methods of meeting chaging conditions. Foster, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, is as- sociated with the Foster In- surance Agency of Gloster and Woodville. Represents Wilkinson County At M.S.C.W. Columbus, Miss.---Judy Vonctl Hammack Of Woodville has been selected to represent her home county of Wilkinson on the Mississippi State College 1or Women Committee of 82. job, which is an,0ther way of we could git these turned saying we got to much around, we might relize some 'Miss Hammaek, daughter of echnology fer our own good; return on our investments, was l Mrs' Ellis M. Hammack, is a the fellers :still don i,; Clems words.. Clem said t ain't ] junior at MSCW. . Actdal, ' , " ' ' know what to make of Ed's n,o wonder technology fakes] Serving as a liason between report. Clem Webster said as he I some crazy tunns in this country. I the college and the  state was give to understand 'Ed s The fellers put the stopper in legislature, the Committee con- tran slat ion of what the I the .tecmhnology jug when Bug  sishs of at least one "W" student ec oncmist said, he was Hookum allowed we wasn't by firom each of the 82 counties. disagreed. Clem said its true outsells. He recalled where Headed by Jan Garrick of that technology has cause,dRUssia had a robot digging up Wiggls, the Committee works some problems, ,but so has moon soil to take home last in coordination with ,the MSCW wimmen, and where would we month, and he figgered they administration. be .without both of em. What could of s,pent the technology a Committee goals for this year Clerk Exam Open Mar. 1 .Postmaster C 1 i f f o r d E. Wheeler announced today that applications for examinations for the position of clerk-carrier for the Woodvilte Post Office will be taken beginning March 1st. Persons who are interested may ,obtaiw ,additional in.for= ro.ation and ,application forms from the Wood,ills Post Office, he said. CAPITOL COMMENTS by Rep. Tommy Walker W, hoo-e-e-e, mercy what a week!!! There was something going on every night beginning with the Dixie National Live- stock Show, Rodeo and Cattle- ,men's Association, and, Pork roducers' Association Conven- tion. Also included was the Petroleum Council Awards night for the outstanding patrolman and the pat,rolman of the year. Some of tle snakes crwltng consists of such things as regulating the shipment of bees in and out of the state and a bill to regulate shipment of parrakeets and parrots. We bare had a tiring and exasperating week of debate on the floor. A Resolution was passed calling for a Consti- tutional Convention to make clear the court decision on voluntary prayer in public tax- supported buildings, etc. Parchman, the State Peni- tentiary, no longer has a Prison Board according to a bill .passed by the House. The responsibility of the prison operatior is to be placed on the shoulders of one individual to answer for all the problems, etc. Perhaps this may better correct the past inequities. The twin trailer bill was soundly defeated by a 38 to 70 vote. Highway 45, on the Eastern would farmers and ranchers do in .this country if it weren't fer all the technology that helps them do 20 times the work they could 50 year ago? Zeke Grubb was agreed with Clera that it at'.t e ec2mol- heap better trying to git the soil ,they got to grow wheat so they wouldn't buy ours and raise the price of flour. Yours truly, Unole Pete include securing legl'siative ap- side of the state has ,been proval for a multipurpose designated as a Veteran s Mem= building for the physlcallorlal Highway in honor of all education department and the l.t,he veterans of this state. renovation of Martin I-hll for I Total approlriations to date the biological sciences depr%- from the General Fund amount merit, i to $36,503,435.00. building where a three-ory addition will be joined to the present structure. Final Rites For B. G. White Held Feb. 12 In Houston, Texas Funeral services for B. G. White, 63-yer-ol& Wilkinson Courty n,ative, were held from Nlday Funeral Home Chapel in Houston. Texas, on Februa,ry 12th with ,Rev. Eld.on Reed of- ficiating. A retired en)ineer with Southern Pacific Railroad, White was ,the son of the late Mr. Lee Whlte .and Mrs. Ellie Anderson Wl]ite of the Mace- donna community of this county. He was a graduate of Wilkinson County AM.S. in Woodvflle Grad was a long, time resident of Houston. He is survived aby his wife, Mrs. Jimmie White, el Houston'; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Ellen Parker, ,Mrs. Jdih Ethridge, and Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Harrison, all of Houston;, three brothers, Charles White of Crosby and Robert and Oordie White of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Olivia Stutzman of Wood- ville. Mrs. Jamie Smith of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Eln Heise and Mrs. Wanzie White, ,both of Houston; and four grandchildren. I'ntrment was in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. In lieu- of usual remembrances, the family requests donations to Tuberculosis Assocition, 2901 West Dallas, Hot, s ton, Texas. Pine Hills DYB Sets Stockholder Meet in Centreville Feb. 26 :7 The annual meeting of stock- holders of the Pine Hills Dixie Youth Baseball League wlll be held on Monday night, February 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the William Carter Company plane in Centreville Officers to serve he eague during.the year wtU be lii  i .!i , : ,