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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, March 9, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 40 Localisms by Lewis. At the risk of being accused of lacking in compassion and pity, we must say that we can- From The Files Of The Republican "Baclward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight . . "' 25 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Phayes Carter and their three young daughters moved into ,the home of her not for the life of us dee why uncle, Mr. E. A. Wood, on the United States should be C huxch street in which Mr, and called upon, to spend multiple Mrs. Jimmy Gross had been illions of dollars in "rehabili- living. ating" North Vietnam now that he ,war is over--on paper at least. We would look with sympathy on plans for helping the South Vietnamese people rebuild their war-ravaged country, but think it sheer folly to repay the North Vietnamese for their aggression  and savage cruelty by moving '; in and taking ,over the "welfare" .of their Communist-domated economy. Admittedly, America Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bell of Alexandria. La., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe George of L. S. U., were weekend guests of Mr. and 1Vrs. J. M. Miller. Mrs. Louis Wax left last Tues- day for Covingto-n, La., vchere she is visiting her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and. Mrs. Harry Hill. Mzs. K L,rk Sanders and her baby daughter, Susan Kirk, have been spending the week bombs did wreck de, true,ion onlhere t the home of Mrs. /, ,their homeland, but this came ] George Argue. only in retaliation for the en- fold destruction and savage Mr. nd Mrs. Ben James and Miss Lena Stutzma were visi- t; bu,tehery of their fellow Viet- tors to New Orleans for ,the day namese to the south. Russia and China supplied the hard-on Tuesday. ware with which this des,rue- Mr. ,and Mrs'. W. W. Roberson tior was brought about, but ,, ;dbes ,anyone think for a minute 4hat either of these countries : Will move in to furnish eco- nomic aid to rebuild this war- ' xavageU country? We doubt that even the most ardent advocates of Clayton, La., spent sunday here as guests of Mr. an'd Mrs. E1wyn Carter. Miss Henrietta Luther of New Orleans arrived here last Thurs- day afternoon for ,a visit at the home of Mrs. M. P. Scott. of American largess to one and Mrs. Varshall Treppendahl all would, forecast any such ac- and two children left last Wed- lion on .the prt of these one- esday for a visi.t with ,her rates of the political ideology of family in Alexandria. La. :' the Uxtited States. Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Butler /i & All wars are raglc, cruel, and , more often 1)han .no..-accomi)tih little. The Vietnam cofilot Is no exception. This is a fact of which has ,been true since time immemorial and which cannot be changed by any acts of charity .on the part of this " xLtion. We should have learned 'long ago that neither individuals :nor natiGns oan buy friendship . 'iand that efforts in that direc- tion are mre prone to engender contempt than appreciation. We trust that the administra- of New Orleans and. Mrs. W. G. Chri,stiar and Billy, Dixon and Margaret Christian' of Vicksburg are ;arivlng oday, Friday, to celebrate the birthday of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. D. H. Wallace, :and  spend the rest of the week with her and Mr. Wallace. 50 YEARS AGO I I Mr. R. A. Dawson, who is now working in Baton Rouge, spen't the weekend with his' family at thetr home four miles west .lion in Washington will 'recon- of Woo.defile. Sider their announced plans for Mr. t. M. Stricker of Fort extending massive econimc aid Adams spen*t the first of the L to the North Vietnamese natiop, week in Baton Rouge and New In our opinion, ,they do not Grleans on business. :,deserve nor have they eaxned Messrs. S. O. Stockett and D. any such treatment from ths H. Wallace spen,t Sunday in country. Baton" Rouge, returning home Several weeks .a@o we com- mented on a news story which lPeared in ,he Los Angeles Times and the Portl,and Ore- gonian which purparted ,to give he "facts" surrounding he ootimg deth here of Police- ;an aron Liberty, ,the subse- ii quent conviction of Leon Cham- ers in connection v],th his eth, and the appeal of the oenTict0 which was h e n efore the, United States Su- ,Drone Court. We have since e- several copies of the "news story" which ap- 9eared in other West Coast Dalers. Just recently a local buSiness- man received ,a copy of the the same evening. Mr. S. O. Stockett left during the first of the week for Jack- son to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Mason's as representative of Asylum Lodge, No. 63, F. & A. M. of this tcavn. The f,rs't move towards the im,rovement of the postoffice building in this ton was made this .week ,by the Illinois Cen%ral Railroad Company when Mr. Virgil King, superintendent of bridge work, removed the iron fence in front of the building. This made a marked improve- ment and we hope .to see the bulling given a thorough owr- hauling at ,an early date. 75 YEARS AGO Messrs. J. A. Ventless n Angeles Times which con- Vrtin hlld were pas- the story from a former sengers on Friday's train o acquaintance who now Bayou Sara. 2hey went to at- his home on the West tend a meeting of the stock- We feel that our readers holders of 'the Compress Co. ,be interested in he ol- In'dlcations ,are th, a he cbm- eommeats made ,by this press will ,be xe-built at an erly Vldwesterner who now date. in California. We qote: Several well known drummers clipping will give you graced our town, wlth their why here is so mch presence thi, week. Among and misunderstanding .them were Messrs. Levy, Chap- Dr. George Benson To Be At Corinth Church March 18 Dr. George S. Benson, presi- len't of the Nati.Gnal Education Ramblers Announce Baseball Schedule Coach Glen Whetstone of the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rambler baseball team this week announced the 1973 Program and retired president schedule for his chargers. The of Harding College, Searcy, Ar- season will open on March 13th kansas, will be the guest speaker when the Ramblers entertain at Corinth Church of Christ on Thomas Jefferson Academy in Sunday morning, March 18, at a double-header at Van Eaton ll o'clock. Park. Highlight of the season Bro. Berrtard W;aites an,- is the round robin South AA nounced this week that Ir. Championship To u r n a m e n t Benson was originally scheduled;which will be staged in Wood- to visit here cm March 11. but ville over a five day period, I due to a conflict in his schedule from April 17 through April 21. his visit has been postponed The complete Rambler slate until March 18. The public is for the year follows: invited to atend. March 13, Thomas Jefferson i]ere, 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Mrch 16, Valley Forge, here, Mrs. Amanda Stewart 2:0 p.m. ad 5 ,p.m. March 20, Adams Christian, Rabb Dies March 4th here, 4 p.m and 7 pro. Funeral services for Mrs. I March 23. S',lllm,an, he,re, 4 Amanda Stewart Rabb, 71, were I p.m. and 6:30 p.m. conducted from ,the Corin,h March 24, Centreville, there. Church of Christ on Sunday, 7 p.m. March 4, ,at 3 p.m. with Bro. March 27, Franklin, here, 7 Bernard Waites offici,ating. In-p.m,. ,trment was in Evergreen Cem- March 29. C. H. A., there, 3:30 etery in Woodvil.le under the p.m. direction of Newman Funeral March 30, Pine Rills, here. Home. 7 p.m. March 31, Parklane Tourney, Mrs. residentRabb' a natiVeof and life- there,, time to 'be announced long Wilkinsn i April 3, Ami'te School, here, Oounty, died at Jefferson Davis 7 p.m. Hospital in Na'tchez on Satur- April 5. Cmtreville, here, 7 day, March 3, at 2:30 a.m. She was a member of the Corin,th p.m. April 6, Pine Hills, there, 3:30 Church of Christ. p.m. Survivors, include two daugh- April 7. Adams Christian, ters, Mrs. R. J. Netterville and Liberty Park. 1 p.m. and 3:30 Mrs. Lemire Ashley, both of p.m. Woodville: tlree sns, Thomas April 10, Franklin, there, 4 Rabb of Salt Lake City, Utah, p.m. Donald Rabb of Natchez. and April 12, Amlte School, there, Howard Rabb of Woodville: one sister, Mrs. A.ddie Vessels. Pec0s. ,Texas; 13 grandohtldren and nine great-grandchildren. Oate Rain Hi @ Lo Wed., Feb. 28 0 67 38 Thu., Nar. 1 0 72 41 Frl., Mar. 2 1.24 75 54 Sa't., Mar. 3 0 80 4 Sun., Mar. 4 2.62 77 58 Mon., Mar. 5 Tr 73 53 Tue., Mar. 6 .16 70 68 Da.lly Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m Temperatures 5 l.m. (Statistics furnished, courtesy of the Miss. Forestry Commission.) street sweeper. Woodville Buys Equipment With Revenue Funds The Town of Woodville re- cently made its first expendi- ture of federal revenue sharing funds with the purchase of nmwi,ng and sweeping equip- for .the street department. The mayor and board of al- dermen accepted the bid of Seal Tractor Company in the total sum.of $7,396.1,0 fox a Ford diesel tractor equipped with side- .mounted mower, highway-type rear-mounted rotary mower, and JAYCEES HONOR TWO LOCAL YOUNG MEN Circuit Court Term Here Faces Lengthy Docket The docket which will face the March term of Circuit Cottrt for Wilkinson County was announced this week by Circuit Clerk Samuel E Smith. The term will formally convene at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 12th, with Judge Lennox Forman presiding and District Attorney Edwin Benoist presentating the state. The criminal docket for the term includes the following cases which were continued from the October session and will doubtless be swelled by everal other indictments after the grand jury makes their report early in the week: State of Miss. vs. Elmer Bras- well. Murder. State of Miss. vs. Marvin Davis. Burglary. State of Miss. vs. Mary Ethel Hill. Murder. State of ,Miss. vs. Otis Adams. Edwin Ryan, left, and Charles A. Plitt, Jr., were presented Manslaughter. awards for outstanding accomplishments during the past year The civil docket for the term, by the Woodville Jaycees at a recent banquet meeting, one of the longest to be faced . by the .court n recen't years, Edwin Ryan, of Fort Adams, includes the following cases: Local Soldier Retires After 30 Years In Army Sergeant - Major Charles James, Wilkinson County native and son of the late Jesse and Marsella James, has returned here after retiring fron the U. S. Army on completion of over 30 years of active duty. During his long period of 4 p.m service, he spent some 20 years April 13, C.H.A. here, 7 p.m.]in overseas duty, including 21 April .17 %hrough 21 Suth [months in-Africa an,d Eu,top-ff AA Championship Tournament,[ during World War II and 42 here [months t.n Vietnam between 1965 . [and 197.1. Hks awards ,and decorations The incl.ude the Combat Infantry Week's Weather Badge; Epert Rifleman Badge; Bronze Star Medal with V for Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says Valor and three Oak Leaf Clus- ters; Meritorious Service Medal; A r m y Commendation Medal with ewe Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal with six additional .awards; campaign medals for American, European, African, and Middle Eastern duty where he fought in five m,ajor campaigns; World War II Victory Medal; ,Amy of Oc- cupation Medal (Germany); Vi- etnam Service Medal with one silver and two brme srs for seven m,ajor campaign engage- me:nts: Republic of Vietnam Ribbon; Valorous Unit Award; i and several foreign awards, Sgt. James grew up east of Woodville, attended Johns' Pub- lic School and Amite County High School, and is a member of Bleakhou,se Baptist Church. Her, now makes his home in WGodville with his wife, the was Ed's words. The sad thing is, allowed Ed, when a felle's young he don't care about finding out, ,and when he gits former Mrs. Birdia McFarland old he ferglts what it was he Phtpps. was suppOsed to learn Ed said all he kndwed about Social Security is you,pay it in whuther you like it or not,. and you can't glt it out til the Guvernment says so. Among the things he don't understand about this program, Ed said. is why your income has anything .to do with DEAR MISTER EDITOR: I see by the ppers where they're holding .these sessios I towns .around to tell folks how to git ready fer their Social Security. I brung this up at the country store Saturday night ,allowing that having to go ,to school to learn how to qualify fr your Social Security was like training to collect your life insurance. Right away, I saw saying that was a mistake. Clem Webster wan'ted to know .if I had been dealinng with any being eligible to git some of insurance companies lately, your own money back when you Width ,all the different plans and git old. Actual, Mister Editor, all the t fellers is past" three score and I 10, a'nd ever one of em has[' signed up for ever Guvernment benefit they could find out about. Which goes to prove, I reckon, that if you can't un- derstand em, join era. They don't know nothing about devaluing the dollar `neither. but they can talk for two solid hours o.n how the move last month to make the dollar strorger by making it weaker is jest like them deficits of 'strength we use to hear about in the fedexal budget. was selected out of twenty local men to relaresent the Woodville Jaycees ir the Outstanding Young Farmer Competition for the ,state As a token of the honor, Ryan was presented a handsome plaque by the Jay- cees at a banque held on Universal C.I.T. Credit Coup. vs. Ronald E. Davis. Garn,ish- men.. Gloster Finance Co. vs. George and Ruby Lee Hampton Replev- in. Jessie ,Hidalgo vs. L. R. W, hite & Steele Mbs. Damages. ,all the forms you got to fill out for the Guvernment that is pertecting you from the in- surance c o m p a n y, Clem allowed, they ain't no way. a average feller can know what he's paying fer or what he'll glt. Final, Clem said, you jest got to trust i`nsurance salesman to treat y0u right. Ed Doolittle was agreed with ,the South. There is no man' and Tennant. thing as straight news ott . White fost ,and ioe yesterday especially not rom the mb,rning greeted the, early riser. Times. W,h,t a shame and We are afraid our fruit orop is Clem that they is to much th,t he N. Y. Tim, .eriouly damaged if not ruined paperwork in everthing for A. Times, 'n.d Tire nag-. altogether, anybody to know much about houkt have a reputation The stor of Messrs. Martin anything, and Ed .said Social i'n,tegrity .end. rel, iaMli'ty, Rothsc.hild and Bro., is .being Security .ain't no exception. The hey are really the mot renovatec and put in first class rules has been changed recent, Thursday, February 22, at Club Wands Petroleum Co. vs. L. o th B  R White & Steele Mtrs Dam South f e order. Mr. a di' " " " " Mrs. Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. [ ages. _ ..... , even Day o vs n I teese John Dale attended the Out- .... sanding ' Young Farmer Ban uet I d/b a Reese Fruit Stand Open , q {, held in Starkvllle, and while I Account. thr thv t ..... a  ........ S of I J" Clifford Cloutir d/b/a Mississippi State Tnive,ratty. . .... " ' :'" C" rl ....... J Mildred Nettles. Open Acct, " na 'es . Fl,,t, dr.., was| Iaarner Echane Bank vs. chosen by the local Jaycees aS|Georg e I-Iampton Note recipient of their annual Dis- I De n " r ' .... nk tinguished Service AWard. This I Thelma LnUs eal" & Lee award is presented to an in-] ...... .. .... I anarew lan. toe. divlctual WhO exc.e,4s, m comr{ Bikins Van Lines Co vs munlty prc eels, civic interest,  ....... ,  ", ' .... , _ _ w,aler *reps% Jr. open acct. cnurcn p mpamn ana over " Billups Weate/-n Petroleum all involvement in the people Co. vs. W. N. NetServille. Open around him. In making the account J. B. Brunt vs. Ellis RetiCle, Yr. Note a. Clifford Cloutier d/,b/a Cloutier Oil Co. vs. Audrey C, En!ow. Open account. presentation the Jaycee,s ex- pressed pride in the work and accomplishmentz of Mr. Plitt. who has been a very active member of the organization since '1966. Mr. ,and Mrs. Plitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ragsdale, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McCarty and Mr. and Mrs. C.alvin S. Cage attended the .recen,t Dis- tinguished Servlce Award ban- quet held .in Vicksburg, where Astronaut Fred Heise of Biloxt spoke to the crowd and where a representative of LDton Industries presented three Dis- tinguished Service Awards for the state of Mississippi. Mr. Plitt was presented a plaque inscribed with hi name by the W,oodville Jaycees on, February 22nd jointly in honor of 1Vr. Ryan and Mr. Plitt. Dep. .Guar. Na.t'l Bank vs. , ' Maxine C. Dorsey. Note. Dep. Guar. Nat'l Bank vs, C,arles Hollins. Note. DeP, Guar. Nat'l Bank -s, Willie games &,nderson,. ar- nishment. Dep. Guar. Nat'l Bank us, James E. Hawkins. Note Henry McGuire vs. Barbat :! Dep. Guar. Na'l Bank araericard Center 3er.ry Lanler Box. Open Dep. 'Guar. Nat'l W. B. Morris. Amlte Co. Bank vs. arnes: i McQirter. Note. 1 Dep. Guar. Nat'l Bank us. Max I Simmons. Garnishmen't, I Julius Carter vs. George I Ruby Lee Hampton. Ejectment, ,: Dep. Guar. Na't'l Bank ' vs, ." John Henry & Tom Cage. No'e., Dick Hartung vs. Robert G. Prine. Open acct. Dep. Ouar. Nat'l Bank w. Howard Bell Note. '.:: Deposit Guar. Nat'l Bank us. Edna Lee Harrison & Betty Jean Corley. Note. Donald Rayborn d/b/a Water Well Service vs. Jo,hnson. Open acct. Feliciana Bank & Trust CO. vs. Dafiel Anderson. Note. : ( Fidelity & Casualty Co. O :, ]New York vs. Spuxgeon Net, or o':' J. F. Rarbour, Ill, recently-appointed state director of theville. Open acct. , . :: Farmers Home Administration, paid a visit to the local FHA office I Deposit Guar. Nail Bk ,' on Wednesday uf last week He is shown, sea{ed at left above, I Rbert Howard. Note. i' I G.A.C. Corp. vs. Henry Dyer with !Irs, Mary Faust, county office clerk. Standing, left to right, / & Gloria Dyer. Open acct, are James L. Anthony, Miss Kathleen O'Fallon, and Myrle A. T: W. Jones d/b/a General speaking, ,the fellers Flowers, members of the Wilkinson County FHA Committee. I Wholesale Meat Mkt. one-slded condi.tion, A new coa of paint Ed. won,t ,on, antl he. fer one. was Dunbar. Open acct. improves ,hings won'derfully, glad ,to find them articles in was agreed that trying to teabh St. Paul Fire & Mrine Ins. I think it sn't Tkis week's business has not .the papers telling about the old folks wfth bad memories Chairman of the Wilkinson pointed state director, is enthu-I jamin about benefits they got coming County FKA Committee Miss aiastic about the Farmers Home l Co. vs. Willie James AnderSon. iLving in a plane where ,been an exception to.the general changes. It's going to tare the is a good ldee, cause nobody can Kathleen O'Fallon n'd eom, mit- program. Farmers Home, a,n Judgment. re subjected to the lint ule .prevailing or sometime Guvernment .and the papers think of everthing. Clem said he tee members 'Myrle .A. Flowers agency of ,the U. S. Department Carlton Mann vs. Benjamin and TV we have here past and the ,ttsu, ai ,dullne pro- working together to halfway s likely the same evevy- vailed. Our m e r c h a n't s are keep us up vlth all the changes saw where this company put out .and J,es L. Anthony welcomed of Agriculture, makes loans to L. Grodm. Damages. a "forgot kit" tha was sup- Mr. J. F. Barbour, iII, state di- frmers, families of low and Felici ;aria Bank & Trust vs I wonder---does the South standing up under h'is delores- in the rules made wlth ever posed :to have 30 items in it that rector of Farmers Home Admin- moderate income and rural Jessie Cles. Note. CBS a,d sion very nobly and bttt few new ,budget. ,le usual fergit .bUt they Wesley F. klcks ave. , Far:thermore, went on Ed, old ad 3erred in W %, :e'