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.,% , , '4; q df) t L:i v Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, April 13, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 45 W  L l OCO., lsms by Lewis... As 'this is being written Wed- nesday morning it would appear we may get ,crowded out 9f our usual crner this week. In that event, we'll just have save for another week he Words of wisdom we had already Prepared. $ I reference to our brief Comments concerning he meat boycott in 1,ast week's issue, we We,re interested to learn from one Centrevalle grocer ,that his 'bore last week enjoyed ,he "l.arrgest meat sales in the his- tory .of .the business." This was heartening to learn, because for ,the, life of us we could not Understand how local house- :: Wives who live so close to rass- roots America as :all of us do ere could see their way clear to sa,nction this boycott against Our own cattle,men. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ROBERT CATCHINGS CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR lobc.rt F. Catehings of WOod- vill.e th'.s week formally an- rounced ,his candidacy for the post of Mayor in the Demo- cratic primary election on May 8th. His statement to the voters ollows: "To the Voters of Woodville: "1 want to take this o ppar- .tuni.ty through, th}s medium to announce .my. candidacy for election em the office of Mayor :of the Town. ,of Woodville. "I feel there is a very strong moral obligation on the part of every citizen to strive ,to do his part in making our community a be:tter place to live .for every- one. If I am elected Mayor I wil,1 represent you all n ,an honest and ethical mnner so that we .can ,all move forward in a progressive town, fairly and impartially, .and in harmony together wi,th jusice for all re- gardles of race, color or creed. 'It is cvtainly obvious to all the citizens of the Town of Woodvllle ,the present need of new ,leadership that will be progressive, t'hwt w,il measure It the task, concern itsel'f dilli- We haven't seen it listed in gently those issues which ' any favorite ,recipe books but wil,1 poduce those results most that welfare rolls are beneficial for the betterment of with your dough, our community." Sincerely, _ ., ,,,. ,. ] Robert F. Catchings amblers win rour I .......... -- I SENKO SEEKS POST 00ames During Week I WOODVILLE ALDERMAN | 'To The Voters of Woodville, The. WCCA Ram,biers won four ' ' " during the past week, Missistppl: ,their season record. o ."I take this opportunity .and 4. The wins were over through this medium to 'an- Cetreville, Pine Hills, and two nounce my candidacy for a Franklin Academy. member of the Board of Alder- ' y t k the 1 men of the Town of Woodville On Thursda of las wee ..... lers" downed Cenirevillet m,,,the Democram primacy. mv 4-2 in a hard-ought[ I am qualified through edu- 15onald Enis was the win-[cation and ability ;o exercise pi.tcher and Randy Peele] lnteIRgent discretion when con- lnv Th "virs ooened fronted with .decision,s, :and' ,by ! "i'!i 2O-r'u:ns'n .... e'first in,ning  virtue of my.:candidacy I afford Ii::i:dhf, y Kng'r shudtrsr Y:cpl,t:PPscUc.a?Ye:;o2bl'h; ::the ..... ' ...... a" WCCt and sound management in the (i: zt, u. '*t w' '. I .... ,  governing authonw of Woo i:. red ,a lone run in %he open- ...... ii::: lag frame  a result of Tiger vllle. odded two .more in the l "I solicit your vote and in,flu- on ,hits by Arnold .and ence in striving to make our %us a Tier error and[municipality he beneficiary of k, '1 ' ' | h ,across a final ,run in t e able government ,which it six, th on hits by Enis and .truly deserves." Friday the Ramblers walloped I.ills 20-7 there on a 18- barrage. 'Timmy Oond,a was winner and Shuffield Vhe , Monday at Roxie he WCCA .downed Franklin Academy with winner Enis giving up hits ,and loser Holland 8 hi.s. Last iMonday a protest game played here with Fanldin Starting in the bof of the fifth inntng wi.h a -0 score, the 'Ramblers added ore tallies ,to make ,the nal 4-9, instead of ,the 1-9 eul of the original protested On Thursday of this week will host Amite School at 3:30 p.m., and Frid.ay ey will "pl,ay Chamberlain here at 4 p.m. L00slie Day Dies I, Starkville Respectfully submitted, Ron Senko Alvin Hill Dies In Opelousas Tuesday Mvin M. Hill, 68-year-old Loutsan native and former, lorgtime Woodvllle resident, i .died in Opelousas General Hos-] pital early on Tuesday morning: of this week. Hill made his home in Wood- vitle for some 27 years while erving ,as sales manager for the Wax ,Lumber Company here. He was ,a orme.r pres!dertt of he Woodvllle Lions Club ,nd of the Woodville Methodist Men's Club. Since eaving Woodville he ,had live, in Melville, La., where he was manager of the Elba Gin Company. Funeral services were held in Opelousas on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Lafond Funeral Home, and burial was in Wash- ington, La. VIEW FLOODED AREA -- Lonnie R. Chant, disaster assistance specialist from the Dallas, Texas, office of the President's Office of Emergency Preparedness, visited Wilkinson Cnunty last Friday Two Pedestrians Killed By Autos Last Week In Area Two Wilkinson. Coun,ty re, i- dents died in vehicle-pedestrian accidents in ,the area last week. Early last Tuesday morning a pickup truck driven by Harold McRaney ,of Gloster struck and fatally injured Willie "Turk" McNeily, officials said. The ac- cident took place near Wilkin- son on Highway 563. McNeily, a 78-year-old coun,ty resident, was repov,ted to have been walking down the side of the highway when he was struck by the McRaney vehicle. He was not lilled instantly, but died to take an aerial view of' the local flooded damage. Chant was 'on route to Jefferson Davis brought here in the above helicopter by an Army crew and was i Memrial HospitM in Natchez. accompanied on a flight over the western section of the county by Supervisor President Steve Reed, Woodville .Mayor Marvin N. Lewis, and County Engineer John D. MeCraine, River To Crest At Natchez By Friday The rampaging Mississippi River wiM , ' crest at hopefully Natchez on Thursday or Friday of this week, at about 54.6 feet, it appeared from available in-; formation at mid-week. The crest was reached in Vicksburg Wednesday, and ,the Natchez gauge read 54.4 ,that date. No rapid fall is predicted, ,however, once the crest is past, but only a .1 or .2 foot fall per day for the ,immediate future, river ex- perts stated. Welfare Office Moved To County Building The Wilkinson County Wel- fare Depavtme}it hdS".ecenlly .moved to ehe old grammar school, or county office ,building, which ls located beside the oounty Health Center on Sligo Street. This location is to be the permanent home of the County I Welfare Department office. The move from the former location in the old railroad building was made necessary .by the lack of space daused iby the additio of more staff personnel, officials said. The area of the building now occupied by ,Vhe department was recently completely reno- vated and repaired by J. A. Russ Construction Co., contrac- tor on the courthouse additions and remodeling. The new phome number for ,the Welfare De- partment is 868-4311. The presen Welfa,re Depart- ment stMf includes four eligi- bilt.ty workers,' two clerks, ,and ane service worker. For the month of March this staff handed out 1,244 checks for a ot of $67,624. The w0000v00Weather Oate Rain Hi" Lo Wed, Apr. 4 0 61 44 Thu., Apr. 5 0 63 38 Fxi., Apr. 6 Tr -63 41 Sat., Apr. 7 1.86 68 45 Sun., Apr. 8 0 67 45 Baseball Tourney Opens Here Tuesday A baseball tburnament to de- cide the South AA Champion- ship of the Academy'Conference will be held on Van Eaton Park here from Tuesday through Saturday of next week. Teams I Survivors include his wife, Men., Apr. 9 .10 55 45 gig" Leslie Day, /7, Wilklson[Mrs. Ethel Goudeau Hill of Mel- Tue,, Apr. 10 0 57 37 i ii!ii!:O0l'ty rrative and a resident[ ville; two sons, A. M. Hill, Jr., Daily Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m ;ili f Starkville died in .that city , of Arlington, Texas, and Jamie Temperatures 5 p.m  i::  March 27h. Funeral services Hill of Baton Rouge; and five {Statistics furnished courtesy of re held at 10 a.m. on March grandeh'ildren, the Miss. Forestry Commission.) !th from Welch 'Funeral ome --  " ,, .... ;hapel in, trkille and burial "1 ,  ... *,  :, i ! ,i::.llowed ,the ,next day in Bey- !*", r i':.i':: rly Cemetery in Chicago, Ili. *'" : graduate of Mississippi College in 1916 as a civil he worked for the IC for many years, u:til retirement in 1960 In 1969 oved ,to Starkille to make home, where he was a mem- .r of the Christian Church. was a 32nd deree Mason was a member of ,the F&AkM No. 63 .of Woodville. include his wife, Dyvell Day .of Starkville; No charges have been filed in the accideflt, authorities stated. Last Wednesday night, alout 7 p.m., Dorebhia Bland, a 25- year-old Woo.dville resident, was struck and killed by a car driven by Wilfred D. Smith of New Orleans. The accident took place near the intersection of High- way 61 Bypass and old Highway 61 south of Woodville. The Bland woman was walk- ing along ,the :side of the high- way and apparently ,attempted to cross as the Smith ,car ap- taking part will include Adams poachd .her. According ,o Christian, Amlte School, Cen- Smith, he ran directly into the treville, C,h.mberlain Hun t, Franklin Christian, and Wilkin- son County Christian Academy. Play Wil ! open, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with .two mare games following, .at 5 pan. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays games are set for 2:30 and 5 p.m.; Th,ursday's a,t 3:30 and 6 p.m.; Friday's at 4:30 .and 7 p.m.; and the final championship game .is slated for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Dealer Announces, ....... ' I New Mobile Home Line Jim ,Reeves Mobile Homes of Centreville has just been ap- pointe the exclusive dealer in this area for the Mark Mobile Home. The Mark is maple for Jim Reeves Mobile Homes by National Mobile Homes, a divi- sion of National Homes Corlo- rtion, the n.abion's aargest manufacturer of housi,g. The Mark line eonsists of path of his vehicle. Her body was cut in two by the accident, with one portion remaining on the highway and te other thrown into the grass along the shoulder. The remains were taken to Wells and Wells Funeral Home here in Woodville where a col oner's inquest was .held, n which a verdict of death "by accident .was returned. Smith was released on bond subject to the action of .he grand 'jury oh' ' iJrelimlnary ch,avge of manslaugh,ter, author- ities stated. the beds The ony ,thing a new h;ememaker will h,ave to ,buy are linens, tableware, ,and pic- tures for the walls, the makers said Smartly styled kitchens feature handsome cabinets and major brand name appliances. Living rooms are decorator styled, and beautifully fur- nished. More ,th,an fifty differet Nutt Named V. P. Farmers Exchange; Board Appointed Russ M. Johnson. chairman of the board and chief exec- utive officer of Deposit Guar- anty National Bank, has an- nounced the promotion of lon- nie Nutt. assistant vice r dent ,and manager of Farmers Exchange Bank. branch of Deposit Guaranty in Cenbreville. to vice president and manager. 24 SEEK ELECTION IN WOODVILLE A total of 24 persons ad qualified as candid.tes in the May 8th Democratic primary in the Town of Wo,odvllle up to the deadline on Friday of last week. The large field includes three candidates for mayor, 11 alderman, 2 for m,trshal, Nut*t, a native of Forkville, attended East Central Junior College and Miasiszi,ppi State University and holds a graduate degree from .tlle American Insti,tute of Bar, king. In 1956, he joined Deposit Guaranty and news serves as vice president md manager ,of Farmers F_- change. He is a former member of the McComb/Centreville ad- visory board of directors and has recently been named to the newly formed Centreville ad- visory board of directors. Nutt ds an executive board member of the Andrew Jackson Chapter, Boy Scouts of. America, vice chairman o,f the Tall Pine District, Boy Scou,ts of Amerlea, Wilkinson County campaign chairman for the March of Dimes and the YMCA and vice chairman of ,the "board of directors of State Small Busi- ness Loans. He is also a director and vice president of the Centreville Aca,%my a,nd "pat vice president of .he Centreville Chamber .of Commerce. Nutt is married to the former Sylvia Mann of Cl,arksburg. Mr. and Mrs. Nuet are ,the parents of a'on, J. H. Day of i Merced, one brher, Dudley Day Starkville; and three sisters, Henry Perkins of BaCon Mrs. Vivian Seymore of Ala., and Mrs. Mae of e.nwood, La.; six gmndclIdren. three series, the Mark I, the Ma,rk II and he Mark III, and four lengths ranging from 58 to 68 feet. Each mobile home i,n every series is completely fur- nlshed, including bedspreads on floor plans in one, two, or three bedroom versions ,are available to saint .any family need. The Mrk goes on display at Jim Reeves hrm,bile Homes in Centreville on April 15. Uncle Pete from.Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: prices. T ....... " ._ Bug Hookum was disagreed. ne zener may runs me He was of the mind the" is .court,try store 14 %he fellers ,,,+,, ^ t, r,l thnt'. aturaay ....... mgl l,hat' he was  ,,,.u ,,, ..... ,,.. . ..... ...... '" " " " r If Igitting' richer fer the very riving ne liie OI v;lnaerelle ' es ". [reason they dont pay no tax . he dldn',t .... glt his income tax If vou__ ___nca l_u,t rich' enough_ to stuff fixed and sent m, he al ", [ hire a expert in 'building shel,ters lowed, his business would turn] fer , 2_a ......... ..... into a punkin and he could see( _' , j .... under, you stand to keep girting nis way ou ot rOuDle as gooct , a ........ richer, was Bugs words. Am, as mere blino mice ne sao ne .... , ........ . _ _. ..... . .' . Guve,nmen elps ou.b uy m- was convinceo Lnaz tne ,aner- . ' - ......... . ..... iermg eals like Donos %n Call income ax ysem is 5no ' "  sin t taxed--as long as you go% world's most .amazing way to support a GOvernment. He said wha,t was amazing was how anybody figgered it out. Paying, incolne tax is a duty ,that aint weighed heavy n none of the fellers fer years, on account of tey don,t have no income. But they never pass up the chanct to have their say: on such matters. And Clem Wcbs:ter was the first ,{o take a shot. The average Working'feller in country, said Clem, worlds from January into May to make enough t:0 pay. his taxes. After that he's working ,to catch up some of his bills. Clem hd saw this piece :thai'said more than 97. percent of all income taxes is paid fly folks that make a or- dinary ,wage 'that you could live on til grocery prices went out of ight. Clem said the idee of olving the country's pzoblems and paying off our debts by taxing the rich won't hold up ] cause they jest ain',t enough , [ rich. Actual, said Clem, %he FORT ADAMS' Main Street was navigable only by boat last Sunday [ burden of keeping e country as the steadily rising waters of the Mississippi reached the front lgoiug falls on ,tle aerage right of the Howard Stutzman Store on the north end of the street, down e .tl, In taxes or at lea:..t $10,000 ,to buy jest one. Farehermore, went on Bug, what grinds a.t him the most is the way the Guvernment spends the money. He sees by the papers where the Administration cuts back on a heap of programs 'that was supposed to help poe folks but wasn't, and he was agreed with .that. But nmv, he reads where the gran ,to 'the arts' -' is going to be doubled from $38 million this year to $80 million next. How can we cu.t out lunch money fer school younguns and turn right around and give somebody $,150,000 to put on three operies so the youn,guns Chat can't f;ford ta eat can have culture, Bug wanted to know. Personal, Mister Editor, I didn't git in the discussion. I don't know nothing about taxes and I git that' mixed up, and I know less about art. The close. I ever come to art was this feller I knowned, that worked on ,the r.ailr,ad. I' seen him spit clean over a flacar flatfoo'ted Yours truly, Uncle Pete two sons and reside in Centre- ville. Centreville AdviSory Board Named Johnson also announced, the formaon of a epar,ate advi- sory board of directors for F a r m e r s Exchange Bank, a branch of Deposit Guaranty in Centreville, formerly a part of :the McComb/Cefitreville advi- sory board. The new board con- sists of: chairman, Mrs. E. B. Robinson, and members, Charles H. Campbell, Jack O. Causey, Donnie Nutt. William H. Smith and William R. Trask of Cenre- ville .and Joe D. Gordon,. Sr., of Liberty. i Mrs. Robinson, the former Dally McGehee was a member of the McComb/Centrevlle ad- visory ,board of directors. She graduated from Methoddst Jan- Itor College in Mansfield, Louisi- [ana anti was a vice president, of Robinson Mercantile Company. In the mid-1980's when Farmers Exchange merged with Me- chanics in McComb, she was serving as chirman of the board of l.rmers Exchange. /ctive n civic and reRgto ffairs, she is currently a mere- (Continued on Page 2) and 7 for member of the mu- nicipal Democratic executive commit tee.. The first primary is set for May 8th, and a second primary, if needed, will follow one week latter, on May 15th. The general election for mu- nicipal offices is scheduled for ]June 5th. and .deadline for qul- ifying as an independent candi- date in ,this election is April 26th. Seeking the office of mayor in Woodvilie are incumbent Marvin N. Lewls. Robert F. Catchings and Charles E. John- son. The 11 candidates for the four alderman posts include three incumbents, Joe M. Best, as M. Bryan and Hubert B. Curry, ,and Celeste Cane. Gary D'Aqulla. Athoy Flaccomio, Jimmie S. Harris, Sr., John J. Monroe. Louis M. Nettrville, Charles Reed, and Ron Senko. Qualifled for the race for marshal .are Fred C. McCarstle and Tom Russ. Seeking election to the execu- tive committee are Wiffard M. Ferguson, Richard Flaccomio, Jr., Elizabeth J. Hopson, ,Larry J. Johnson, Joe C. Leake, Mary M. McGehee. Iasabella Scott and Adolph W. Trppendahl. Mrs. Ann Winston Dies Early Sunday Mr,. Atn CauIeild.,,,.Wi,ton died Sunday morning, April 8, a 7:40 o'clock a,t Field Memorial " Community Hospital in Centre- ville. Funeral services were held on Monday .at 2 p:m. from the Woodville Presbyterian Church wlth H.rold L. Richardson offi- : elating, assisted by the Roy. O. B. Beverly. Interment was in the Roseland Cemetery in Glos- tcr with Berryhill Fu,neral Home in charge ,and with James E. Wilkerson. Jr., Leonard Barber Stockett, George Nicholas, Best Montfort, John Hewes, and E. M. Kee, Jr., srving as pall .bearers. Mrs. Wins'ton was born in Gloster, the d.augh,ter of William Douglas Caulfeild and Anna Caston Caulfeild. She graduated from the Glaster High School; received an A.B. Degree from /i I. I. and C. (now Mississipl .'*/i State College for Women); an :- ., M. A. Degree from the Univer- sity of Wisconsin; and did,fttr-   ther graduate study at Peabody .... ' College in Nashville Tenn. She taught in the high school in :; Gloster, at Mississippi State .>. College for Women. and was a member of the first faculty t Delta State College, Cleveland, when it was esablished in 1925. She wa.s married on Septembe 7, 1928. o Wllliam T. Winston of Cleveland and ,he preceded her in death in August 1938. Survivors include one sistex, - i):( Miss Ruby Caulfeild of Wood- ' "*" vllle: many nieces and nephews;  'L: ' two step-children, Mrs A V. McDaniel of Ctflco, California, - : and William T. Winston, Jr., and hls daughter, Mrs. Alan Boswell, and his grandson, Tad Boswell, all of Jackson. I Miss Nance Williams, Local Native, Dies In Atlanta, Ga. ?: Miss Nance Williams, a Wood- :.! ville native and longime res- dent of Atla, nta, Ga., died t that city on March 27th, She was retired as a teacher from O'Keefe High School in 1947 af.ier 25 years nf service. Funeral services were held at the graveside in Wes,tview Cem- etery in. Atlanta on March 29. Survivors include .three broth- ers. Cmdr. FAm,o H. Williams, USN (Rot.), Altadena, Calif., and D. Iolt Therrel and Mal- colm D. Therell, both of Atlanta; .and a cousin, Miss Ms.aver M. chardn, also of Alanm. ,)i , ,7 ,'ff.