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April 13, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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April 13, 1973

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Friday, April 13, 1973 State To Distribute Fire Ant Poison The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce was -'cheduled to begin a program on April 1 to distribute fire ant bait in two-pound bags to indi- Viduals for treatment of problem areas around homes, barns, and out buildings, accordin.g to Com- missioner of Agriculture and C:ommerce Jim Buck Ross. Sturdivant Named To List Outstanding College Athletes James Sturdivant. son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Sturdivant, is one of hree Southwest Missis- sippi Junior College s, tudents w,ho have been chosen to ap- pear ,in the 1973 edition of "Out- s,tan.ding Athletes of America." "The Department has sched- Athletic directors and coaches Uled a program of application from individual colleges and .'bY plane and ground equip- universities across he nation meat," Ross explained, "but it nominated the winning athletes is impossible to reach all lo- on the basis of thei,r abilities, Calized problem areas by this not only in athletics, but in mthod in a short period of cc..nmunity service and campus time." 7c:'v:ties. Criteria for selection included leadership, s e r v i c e, Mound treatmen,t by land- scholarship and athletic accom- OWners themselves wilt offer )lishment. mPorary relief until a more }argo-scale application of the Birthplace Of Eastern Star hail is made. Di,rections as to method of ,Mississippi is the birthplace of application will be stamped on the Order of Eastern Stax. The The Woodville Republican, Woodville, Mississippi Page 7 Forestry Notes by Tracy Smith, County Forester The story of technical re;rest management in Mississippi is an i.mpresive one of continuing success, as the state's industrial and economic growth patterns attest. Stanley Sims Now 'lSoybean Acreage In Captain, USNR County On Decline T. Stanley Sims, formerly of By Bill Catchings, Jr. Centrcville. has been advised by the Department of the Navy King Cotton may still have of his selection for promotion to Captain, U. S. Naval Reserve. He is a career reservist, having But as lo story of the forest been commissioned Ensign in is complete without a chapter 1952 upon gaduation from on wildlife, many are asking, Naval OCS. Newport. R. I. "Is this chapter being included During 38 months of active duty in the continuing ,tory?" lie served as a deck and engi- his parades and balls but his kingdom has been invaded. Wil- kinson County, deep in the heart of what was once "Cotto Court,try," now grows virtually none of the fleecy staple. The soybean has taken its place in the county. The basic need for wildlife-- neerng officer aboard the at- a habitat that provides adequate food and cover to car.ry the animals through the en,tire year can be provided in a forest managed for connnercial timber production. Forest management practices designed to stin]ulate timber growth also stimulates an abun- dan.t growth of plantlife on the forest floor for wildlife nourish- meat. Basically, these practices include periodic thinnings or Wilkinson ounty really en- tack aircraft carrier U. S. S. tered soybean farming i 1963 Essex during the Korean oon- Ilict. He holds the China Service, National Defense, Korean Service, Armed Forces Reserve, and United Nations Korean Service medals. Leadership re- sponsibilities, as he advanced with less than 1,000 acres planted in,the new crop. The reason for the change is the soybean itself. The bean has more than 64 different uses and that includes everything from food for people and livestock throug.h the ranks, nclude Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Strface Divisions in Jackson and in Atlanta, Georgia, and Group Commander, Jack- son. His most recent tour of to its various uses in the petro- leum and chemical industry. The acreage per farmer undex cultivation in Wilkinson County is from 300 to 800 acres, ac- MISSISSIPPI OUTLOOK by Paul Pittman by Charles Dunagin In many towns throughout Mississippi interest is mounting in the upcoming municipal elec- tions, but to date there has been little, if any, statewide atten- tion on any city contests. More than 260 mnictpal elec- tions will be held in the state within the next two months, Forme,r Mayor Allen Thomp- son of Jackson was oft-rumored as a potential gubernatorial candidate when he was in office and shortly after he retired. But he never took the plunge. Former Mayor John Holland of Vicksburg, now a utility ex- ecutive, also has been rumored as a passible candidate for high- and even at the local level there er office, but these rumors are has seemingly been less in,tar- yet to materialize. est than usual. Also, candid,ales I Probably the' lack of impact have been fewer and slower to Icity officials have had ..on state qualify, politics can be attributed to the "By this time four years ago, rural nature of Mississippi in cording to County Agent John two directions: things were buzzing," Mcs. Sara each bag of bait. One and one- Order was founded at Richland, ,selective cutting, control burn- training duty was on the staff Dale. The planting time in this F. Oallaspy, executive secre.tary half level tablespoonfuls of bai,t in Ho]me,s Coun,ty. The lcea was ing and timber stand improve- of the Commander in Chief area is May 1. The earliest of the Mississippi Municipal As- sprinkled around each mround is conceived in 1847 by Rob Morris, ment. Pacific, Honolulu. Hawaii. Pro- harvest usually takes place sociatlen, said last week, com- adequate for control. It works a teacher in what was known Periodic thinnings of defective fessional memberships include about October 1, and the har-lmenting ' on the quietness of best when the mound is not dis- as the Eureka Masonic College. and mature trees to give the the Reserve Officers Asociation vest continues .until the last Ithis political year. tUrbed, according to special,ists. He originated the Order to pro- qual:ity young trees room for of the United Sta'tes ,nd the I bean in the county has been She also noted a num- Sixty-two of the state's 82 vide a fraternal orgamzation Coun,ties are experiencing prob- far femal,e relatives of Masons. lens from the fire ant. and more ,thn 120 million acres are in- desiring to obtain fire anbt bait los.ted in a nine-state a,rea of for local application should con- 1he Southeastern United States. tact Talmadge Wooley t tele- Persons in Wilkinson County p'hone 657-4755, Liberty. A GIFT FROM BUTTS & YOSTE will be cherished through the years @ Diamonds @ Silver @ China @ Crystal @ Watches BUTTS & YOSTE Jewelers F ola Hotel Corner  Phone 445-4063 -- Natchez, Miss. healthy growth creae openings, Naval Reserve A,ssociation, in collected in the forest canopy and allow the sun's rays to strike the for- est floor. Young sprouts and herbaceous growth spring up at these openings to provide food for deer. In timber stand improvement, a practice by which competition is reduced by deadening unde- sirable growth, selected hard- wood tree are left in the bet- ,toms, along creek banks and scattered throughout the forest to provide acorn and nut crops. As a result of red, uced compe- tition, these trees usually pro- And .of course in the managed duce greater nut crops. In this forest, wildlife is protected along practice, foresters also give con- sideration to game cover by leaving an number of den trees. The ze of control burn,ing as a management tool aids the wildlife habitat by stimulating the growth of an assortanent of favored game foods. It also burns away brush and ground litter that often obscure vital which may ,be in which lie has been active both December. The secret of soy- locally and nationally, bean farming, accoxding to He is with the Comptrolle,rs Dale, is to get an even stand of Department of AT&T, New York beans. With all the beans City, having been employed reaching the same }evel t he same time, it makes weed con- previously by South Central Bell Telephone, Jackson. The Sims family lives in Murray Hill, New Providence, N. J. He is the son of Mrs. Vernon S. Shns of Centreville mad great- nephew of Mr. Allen E. Wood of Wooflville. with the trees from fire. Forest management is a friend, not a foe, of game man- agement; and the wildlife chap- ter is being given a prominen position in the story of forestry in Mississippi. The Mississippi Forestry Com- mission makes avail.ble to lnd- owners assistance in planning a program of forest management food sources. , designed to aid full timber pro- In addition to the technicall ducLion while providing a forestry practiceL foresters rec-, tealthy wildlife habitat. Local ommend in their managemen, t programs the planting of xye and other game grasses on log road and in openings in or near the forest. The growth of browse and berry bushes along woodland roads and .borders is' encouraged to provide a "forest- edge" of food sources. These practices especially aid wildlife :habitat in pine-planted areas where animals seek protection. landowners may contact me at my office, located next to tale Farm Bureau  office on Min Street. trol easier and much more el- ficient. The weed poison .put down for the taller plants will kill the shoter, late rising plants since it will be sprayed into the crown of the smaller plants. Yet even with .all of its uses, the soybean is not the undis- puted ruler, for much of the land that was planted in beans s now reverting to pasture for beef cattle. The biggest year for the soybean in Wilkinson Coun.ty was 1971, when county farmers planted 14,600 acres in soybeans. Last year, 192, only 10,450 acres of soybeans were plan{ed. In 1973 he acreage of soybea, ns planted is expected to be even less. Much land is going back to pasture, and ac- cording to Dale, much of it never should have been taken out of pasture. The soybeaza might lose a little round, btt it will still .,be the county's number one row crop for years to come, r)lrli mtttt h@ Generation Caravan is bringing Sound-Ideas your John Deem It tyl At our big Caravan Show you'll get to know our dynamic r!ew Sound.Idea Tractors - from the inside Out! IKnowledgeabFe O2n Dee;re representatives on iand with aclual, working cutaway i-oapIs ot exclusive Jotm Deee innovations make this a "'onc, e n a generation" opp,ort .unity. Oon't miss it .- your triends won't! Thursday, April 26th, at C-K Farm Equipment Co. ---First, there aren't any cities big enough to command a sig- nificant block of votes in a statewide election. ---Second, voters outside Jack- son, the largest city, axe suspi- ber of incumbent mayors have cious of the "big city folks." Perhaps some city officials with enough charisma to become a "Mississippi John Lindsey or Richard Daley" is waiting ix the wings this year. If he is, he'd .better get busy, because the deadline for quali- fying a a cand,idate in this year's primaries is April , and deadline for qualifying to run in the general election is April 26. Dates for the first and sec- ond primaries are May 8 and 15. and the general election will be June 5. All but about a dozen of the cities and towns in the state are having electi.ons this year. Those not having them are among the 23 towns which op- announced they are not seeking re-election. Notable among them is Biloxi Mayor Danny Guice who lost a bid for a congres- sional seat last year. Among those running for re- election, however, is Jackson Mayo,r Russell Davis, the cop municipal official in Missis- aippi's largest city. Although, as Mrs. Gallaspy indicates, there seems 1o be less interest than usual in this year's city elections, there always has been ,limited m-est in them outside the immediate places where they are being held. In some statas, like New York, California and Illinois, big city mayors have h,ad considera'ble impact on state and national erate under special charters. .politics. Some of their names About half the special charter are more familiwr han the cities have elections this year with the others being in an off year. Special charter cities are those created by special act of the legislature. The vast majority of Mississippi reruns, about 254 in number, are called "code cities" and operate under the general laws of Mississippi. All o,f them have elections thi year. U. S. senators from those slmtes. But this isn't the case in Mis- sissippi. With the exception of the late Lt. ov. Carrel Gartin, who once served as mayor of Laurel, t has been many years since a .Mississippi politician stepped from a mayor's office to any- where aear the statewide po- litlva,1 limelight. O Which bus,ness call is the bargain? This business call by phone costs $1.05*: Long distance wins by every measure. HeliOs open doors... Beat the competition... Close deals faster. And it's personal without all the in- person costs. That's why today's managers recognize long distance as a bargain for any business. Even more of a bargain wlmn you dial direct the fast, personal 1:plus way. Try it for savings today. Love that Long Distance South Central Bell Mississippi people keeping you in touch *Average cost of a consumer goods salesman's call as repoffed in "Sales Management" Jan. 8, 1973 issue. Actual cost of a typical 3-minute direct dial daytime call Jackson to Chicago $1.05. Same call station-to-station $1.35. Person-to-person $2.15. Taxes not included. 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