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/ Oldest Paper In Mississippi Volume 148 ' Localism > S Big Crowd Enjoys WCCA Booster Club Athletic Banquet More than two hundred pa- trons, supporters and friends of the athletic teams ,0f Wilkinson County Christian Academy ath- cred at Club South of the Border last Wednesday night for the annual all,ports banquet spon- ,sored by the Rambler Booster I:: by Lewis... 'TZ0000:x :?yy?::c:q[, !. this year on Monday, April. 16, i .- is always a gloomy occasion and Club.  Was even moreso .this time Danny Carter ,acted as mas- I: around as the weather matched ter of ceremonies for the occa- :: the mood of most baxpayrs. siGn and after supper introduced The postoffice did a big business the guest speaker .for the eve- MOnday as procrastinators bur- nin, J. Larry Ladner, assistant ried to get their returns post- profess;or of athletic adminis- tration and coaching at the marked before the deadline on University of Southern Missis- tha,t date. 're get some conception of the sippi. Title of his speech was , "The Christian Athlete and magnitude of the present take Success." 'from the unhappy axpayers by He said there are no short- the U. S. Treasury, consider.the lout s to success and if anything fact that during the 170 yeats from the time of George Wash-'is worth doing, it is worth do- 1ngton 'through World War II, lng right and ", all your Which period includes two w:orld effort." : ars, United States citizens paid "I have a strong personal be- a total of $248 ,billion in taxes..lief in today's generation of According ,to columnist Henry young people," he said, "but I J. Taylor, the treasury depart- must say that today's genera- merit es,timates that in the tion of young people is facec :single year 1973, alone, federal with ,a much grea.ter challenge taXes will approach .that $28 than generations of the past. .bil, lion! Therefore, it is very necessary that their spiritual and educa- Taxes today ,are the biggest tional backgrounds be of a sub- item in the cost of living, stan.tial quality." :.(f;k': Nothing else. not even the cost He said he would strongly !: f food, runs even a close second, urge everyone to search out All of us want to pay our one's mental and physical tan rgper taxes, but most of us do ents and .to develop them to want .to support a lot of the best of one's ability. we have no business Dadner told .the group he is for. And s Taylor corn- a believer in .the power of posi- "..The Washington .tlve thlnklng and .that a per- Hoods of the Red In.k son will "only ,become what he I" ,, are robbing us deaf, dumb and believes he is, ,and one shall not ,I ,,;': ,'blind, through their boobl,and rise above the personal image ecislons. pork-barrel politics that he projects of himself in , ':'.: fl other incredible wastes, his own mind'." , !::: hey spend, we ,pa.y; heir fa- ll vrlte charity is themselves." Coach Joe Robertson was then called on .to make the presenta-  lily e ry conceivable Interest lion of awards to his 1972 foot- I"etas to have a voice m Wash- ball feaYa membem, as llows: .lagton e:cept the lowly tax- Most Improved, lnm,ie .Arnold,; who forms ,by far te Best Defensive Linesman, Den- bloc lrt the oountry. If nls Canova; Best Offensive is any hope for remedy, Linesman, ,Mike McGraw; Best lies m a massive loud and Defensive Back, Jeff Brown: message to the red-ink- and Best Offensive Back, Shah- in Washington, ,that non Day. He also presen.ted 'have had enough. Tax Ame awards to team statisticians a perfect time to forward Cathsrln.e Whetstone, Ella Ruth a message. Butler, and Renee Ryan. $ Coach ,Myron Waddell pro- have tried to visit the sented the following av,ards ,to section o our county members of his t972-73 .basket- ,to keep up with the ball teams - Boys: Most Valu- water news in this record able, Offense, Tlmmy Gouda; year, but we have found it Most Valuable, Defense, Tom ,to reconcile our own Willis; and Most Rustle, Steve wth the published Ard. Qlrls: Most Valuable, Of- readings cot atcez and ense, Renee Inman; anti Most Rouge and the forecas Valuable, Defense, Lisa Oe,ter. _ _ he U S Engineers and the I:/weal)her service experts. Coach Glen R. Whetstone an- nounced that baseball awards !/:c ApParently the Natchez read- $or his 1973 team would not be !' gs no longer jlve with the made until the end of the sea- I ':ater levels in western Wllkin- .son since a-rmmber of games .:;! n County for reasons unknow the schedule. us. We make this-observation remained on !i i Booster Club President Nelson iil' rtce we have old records of Jansen, Jr., then presented .,' % ss, Which incate the amount Booter Club Awards for "Out- .:,, water expec.ted in ,the Lake standing Sportsmanship" in the : ,:.  cry ,area at various rean,gs followng sports: Gir' Baaket- :4 ;c.': n 'the Natchez gauge. Our only ball, Carolyn Robertson; Boys' -" isSl,ble explanation for the Basketball, Donald Enis; Foot,  'irepencies s that 'heavy rains ball, Charles Howell; and Base- If n the local area have made ball, Jeff Brown. .:.,. . difference in, the comparisons, addition to the- deception abou.t by the wearing certain feminine figure-mold- Unmentionables by virtually present, it was found 80 percent of the women rouge, 25 percent had on 98 percent wore lip- 93 percent wore nail an.d 100 percent p- a resol,ution condemning kind of false packaging. iI:J '::";d.- * * * !'Ii"., revenue sharing may ; all right, but when one con-. i 00hat It costs send a I; :,i'i r toWashlngton d hen :i*( '//c-- again, we wonder why it :II l - have 'been kept on the  ': GOal lave iiI;00:' I in the first pIace. We won't name 'hlm for fear :ugene MgNeeJy he might suffer reprisals, Local Native a friend told us recently reading some statistics Dies In Jackson a meeting of women held ,SUrvey their feelings about Eugene N, McNeely, a native packaging in retailing, of Woodville ,and a resident of said a study revealed that Jackson *or more ,than 40 years, died in .that eAty on Wednesday of last week ol, lowing a long illness. He was .the son of the late wm. A. McNeely and' Mrs. Lucy MeNeely of Wood.vllle, and was a longtime oil company Woodville, Mississippi 39669 POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Marvin N. Lewis this week announced his candidacy for re-election to that post. His statement to ,the vote,rs follows: "To the Votem ,of Woodville: "I hereby announce that I ,have qualified as a candidate for reelection as your Mayor in the May 8th Democratic pri- mary. "After serving you as Alder- man and .Mayor for the pas 16 years, in my opinion, the only reason a person could possibly .have in announcing for a Town Office would have to be that ,he or she is interested in our wonderful town of Woodville. I consider i,t an honor for our town that we have o many interested people ,this year. It would be nice if we could all be elected but since that is not .possible, perhaps the candidates that are not elected will sup- port the elected candidates in their daily duties of taking cre .always involves ' amount of risk. After You can.'t steal second ,base of our people's needs. "It is my opinion that we have accomplished in the past 4 years as much as our revenues would permit. We ,still ,have some rough years ahead since there are some very expensive needs of ur town that have to be done. Some of these are due to necessity .and others due to new Federal Regulations. Namely: Additional Sewerage lines -- Necessity Updating our gas system -- Fed. legulation' ,Land Fill for garbage -- Fed. Regulati.ons hand in. employee. Actual, ,the Postal Service :s Funeral services were held at working fewer "people longer, Friday, April 20, 1973 ........ _--_ ----- _._ .... . :=._- ...... Established In 1824 Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. in Jackson, on Friday morning ,at rune o'clock with the Rev. Mr. White nd lhe Rev. Mr. Richardson officiating. In- terment was in Evergreen Cem- etery ,here at one o'clock la,t Number 46 Local Rainfall Continues At Record Level Wilkinson County Added To List Of Disaster Areas If 1973 is ,to 'be a normal year rainfall-wise, then we can all look forward to a mighty dry I flooded by the Mississippi River. and dusty sununer ,and fall. ]was added to the list of Missis- Wilkinson County, with an estimated 45,000 acres currently The normal rainfall for Wood- ville for one year, according to ftgu,re.s on file at this news- paper, is about 59 inches. Dur- ing the past .five and a half months, f r o m N,ovember 1 through April 17. a total of 54.23 inches have been recorded sippi counties declared flood disaster areas by President Nixon on April 13. Governor Bill Waller lass week sent an engineer from his staff to Wilkinson .County to inspect the current flooding c, onditlons along the Miss:ssippi River. In .at the local Mississippi Forestry Commission fire tower east of Woodville. Weatherman "Sonny" Clark told .this newspaper Wed- nesday that up to 8 a:m. that day 5.30 inches had fallen dur- ing the latest three-day deluge which struck this locality, boost- ing the month's total ,to 7.39 inches. Normal rainfall for April here is 4.90 inches. meeting wih Beard of Super- " ....... visors President Steve Reed, ,2 Chancery Clerk Alonzo Stur- geon. and County Engineer John D. McCralne. the Gover- nor's representative explained the Governor's concern a,bou the damages cau.sed by the ear- liar flsh flooding as well as :. the current river flooding. The Governor had included RECEIVE AWARDS -- Valerie Hcwes (left) of Woodville won the Scholarship Award in the annual Miss Mississippi College Scholar- ship Pageant Thursday night, vhile Jean Smith of Vance was named Miss Congeniality. They were among 19 contestants who took part in the eighth annual pageant. (M.C. Photo by Bill Strange) Clinton -- Miss Valcrie Hewes: cf Woodville woe named third runner-up here Thursday night during the eigl:th annual beauty pageant held to select a new Miss Mississippi College. Miss Hewes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hewes of Woodville, also received the Scholastic Award, Miss Donna Williams, a soph- double elimination. South / April results in During the five-month period Wilkinson County in his prig- prior to April of this year. only inal request o President aNixoa in February did the ,rainfall fall for declaration of disaster areas. to exceed the average for this On April 10. the OP included locality. Wilkinson County in its recom- Starting with November 1972. mendations to the President fo the following figures tell the{additional counties ,to be con- .__ sory of the actual rainfall as] sidered disaster are,ms, and on compared with the local norm: I April 13 the county was added Rains IF" | uelay November. 6.56 actual and 4.891t o the lis.t of 37 Mississippi average; December, 11.57 and[counties so designated. Start Baseball .56; January 5.15 and 4.24; The people of Wilkinson Coun- Februa:ry, 5.44 and 6.76; .and March, 18.11 and 5.85. Adding I tYtlonalWill foodnw bestampseligibleandfOrunem.addi- Tourney Here these figures on recorded prc-lPloyment, compensation as Yell cipita,tion t the, 7.39 inches]as low interest loans for repair The torrential local rains early measured up to Wednesday] of homes and ,businesses af- this week forced a delay in i;he morning of this week during!,fected by the flooding. The a whoppingJcounw will be eligible for aid afternoon. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ev Weathely Roland Mc- Neely; two daughters, tss Lesie "Woodvllle's Mayor is also omere from Roxie, received the division baseball tournament total of 54.21 inches, in 5V2 l in restoring the county roads your Town Judge and with his college crown ,and ,the right to which was scheduled tc get.un- months, land bridges damaged by the So, i,f we are to get our I flooding resporslbillty it is not always reprcsen Mi,sissippi College in'derway on Tuesday afternoon of "normal" fall cf 59.01 inches] Additional assistance will be easy to make all our citizens the Miss Mississippi Pageant in this .week at Van Eaton Park ,happy. I 'have always tried to Vicksburg this summer. She was here. The three crones slated for the year, .then we can look]available from the state through :orward to only 4.80 inches dur- Ispecial disaster assistance leg- be fair to all concerncd and crowned by Dr. Lewis Nobles, for tt:e opening day were post- ing the next 6Ve months! Right lislation passed in the closing make no apologies in the dis- prcsideni of the college, ported until Wedne,sday, and as now lots of folks would settle[week of the 1973 session. charge of this duty. Nam(,d first runner-up was this is being written it, .appeared "Since I cnnot see all of y,u aroYFrlzZell of ryst.l" Springs, likely tlt .wet grounds would for a long "dry drought," but/ personally, through this medium while Angels  Blaine of' Jackson force .a,t least one additional cer.talnly,, mot:qute,tIt-dr-astIe ............... I solicit your vote and support." a change over an. extende Let Contract For was second runner-up and Janet day% delay. Sincerely, Kel,ly of Jackson was fourth Academy officials met last period. Mrvin N. Lew runner-up. Jean Smith of Vance weekend and seeded .the six "Doloroso Slide" was voted Miss Congeniality by teams scheduled to take part. Two Arrested For Absentee Voting her fenow contestants, and also made out the tourna- Highway Construction ment pairlngs. Teams ,were Lake Mary Burglary at a bid letting on March 27 In Town Election ca sUnz their ballot, seede in the following rder: Adams County Christian, first. The Wilkinson County Sher. in J, ackson, the Mississippi State iff's office was called on last Highway Departmert awarded Absentee ballots are expected followed ,by Wilkinson County Election officials of the Town to be available at he office of Christian, Amite Coun,ty School, Saturday afternoon to investi- contract o Dale Polk Con,truc  gate the burglary of a Lake tlon Company of Natchez in the of Woodville call to the a.tten- the Woodville city clerk by the Franklin Chri:stlan, Chttmberlain Mary camp owned by James A. sum of $806,320 for construction ,tion of local citlzens the lib- latter part; of this week. Persons Hunt. and Centreville. evalized ,pr, ovlsions of the state's who wish to take advantage of Ventress of Woodville. of 1.148 miles of grading, &rain- new absentee voting law, which the new absentee voter statu,tes Thc opening day's schedule is Scott Dunbar, a well known age, culverts and asphalt paving includes students and ,their may obtain information for the as follows: Lake Mary resident, was re- in Wilkinson County near Dolo- spouses among ,the many now proper procedure at the clerk's 2:30 p.m.: Centreville vs. por.ted to have seen two men roso. The job entails rerouting allowed to use this method of office, election officials sated. Chamberlain Hunt in the area of the camp and of Highway 61 in 'the "Devil's 5 p.m.: ranklin vs. Amite he notified Mr. Ventress, who Backbone" wrea around the por- i,I,,I*I,,,II,,qiI,IOeiiII,I,I,III,aI,I,aI,,I.I,I'II'4II 7:30 p.m.: Wilkinson vs. Ad- in turn reported .the matter to tion of highway which caved in Uncle Pete [rom Percy's Creek Se00s ares county00 The winner of t.his the sheriff's department. Depu,ty .some months ago. battle of the top-seeded pair of Waldo Welch was sent ,to inves- In other local highway con- teams will not play again until tigate the matter and he took struction, work is now under- ...........................  " ' ' " ' ' " ' ' " ' ' " " '--" " " the third round, originally two suspects into custody. They way on the overlayi,ng of the DEA MISTER EDITOR: The fellers was talking abou scheduled for Friday. were J 'aznts M. Havard, 23, of 8-mile strip of Highway 61 from. [the leaks in the pipe f, rom the  . Centrevtile, ,and, an unidentified Woodvilte south to the Louisiana I got to thinking .recent about stumblers Win Two giver .to the gitter during the _, Gloster juvenile. Dunbar was line. Completion of this section a feller I knowed a long ime . .- -.- ,,- ..... tr me WCCA Ramblers played rep.rted o have identified the will finish the widening and I se.:.,lOn ,: ne co,un,bry '-' two e gams d,ing the past week, back ,that allus put a doll,r and i Saturday ,night. It was general . . , " suspe,cts .as the two individuals asphaltic overlay of Hig,hway 1 , winning ooth by convincing dime in ,the collection plate at I agreed theft the tail has been he had seen near the burglmrlzed from Natchez south to the s,tate church. He said the dime was wagging the dog fer a long time I scores, camp.-A pair of water skis and line. fer the Lord and ,the dollar was in this Guvernment service Last Thursday they traveled a ski .belt allegedly taken in the to ,pay .the dime's way.' Mister business, and ,paying mighty to Liberty to meet Amite School burglary were in the ,possession Grandson of Local Editor. I'm thinldng he was dear fer the p:tvllege. Clam and came out on top by 8-1. of the suspec.ts at .the time of right about the .transportation Webster said he heard a feller WCCA touched losing hurler their arrest. The ar.tlcles were cost then, and they been gittln,g say the United States was n;w Prestxidge for 13 hits, while identified by Ventress as avlng Resident Wins ,higher ever since, in the Jackass Age, and the w.inner Dona,ld Enis gave up 5 been taken from hi camp. You could make a good case .taxpayer is the head jackass of hits. The Ramblers' Shannon Both suspects are currently Trip To Europe fer what the feller said by all. Day hit two home .runs and a out on bond pending ,their re- lo,oking at 'the mail. The pos,tage Timothy Wade Whittington, rtes is girting higher and Ed Doolittle said it's a sight single, while Jeff Brown also spective hearings, son of Mr. and iWrs. C. W. Whl.t- higher, and the mil slower and in this world how much the had 3 hts for the winners. Sherlff H. B. McGraw said tington of Natchez and grand- slower. I saw thks plcce in the taxpayers wilI suffer fer all the On Friday the Ramblers early th'.ts week ti.t several son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Whir- papers the .other day where this free services they enjoy. And trounced Chamberlain Hunt 9-1 instances of minor thefts and tint,ton of Woodille, has been on Van Eaton Pa;rk with Enis burglaries in the flooded Lake feller said a letter sen,t first Republican Ed went on ,to allow class may co't 20 cents in 10 he was glad to see the Nixon again the winning ,pitcher, giv- Mary ,area h,ad been recrted ,to named as the 1973 recipient of the "cung Columbus" con,test year, and I was of a mind that Administration working to cut ing up 5 hits. WCCA touched his office, but that no other sponsored by the Jacks, on by .tha.t time it will be cheaper down on some of them 1,054 loser Carpenter for 10 hits. 3 arrests had been made up to Clarion-Ledger and Parade mag- nd quicker to visit. But we still ways to git free Ouvernmen;t by Jeff Brown. including a that time. azine. s winner young WhSt- git more service fer our postage money he saw listed in a book Iourth inning homer. .tington will join a group of money ,than we do far anything called "Catog of 'Federal pRal, where he died Tuesday. bout 100 fellow newspaper car- ,tiers from ,throughout the ha- Dmastic Assistance," But Ed No arres have been mde in else the Ouvernment has a ,aid we can't expect muc,hl Beating Victim Dies ,the matter but the case is ltion on a 12-day all expense improvement when we :got a I still under investigation, officers pad trip to Romania and Get- congress that keep feeding the In Jackson Hospital said. .. many. spending fl,re. Ed had saw Lenord Mattire, "dctim o a The 14-year-old Natchez res- bttt the volume o$ mail keeps growlng faster lan they can gear up t handle it. Wht rm talking about i. q;l.e holes in e pipeline that suposed ,to pump all our public money, and a heap f our prlv,te money, from one ,pl,ace to another. Guvernmet services allus Pemind me of the story of 'the hunter and ,his dog. As a reward :here House m e m b e r s hs savage beating and robbery here The ident started his newspaper voted theirselves 38 free trips seine wo weeks ago, died on Weather route with rrhe Clarion-LeIger in June of l,ast year and has a home ever .two-year instead of Tuesday morninl at University W'$ 26. and they has raised their Hospital in J.ackson. total of 150 subscribers. Wire, ors stationery allows rice from Mattire was found uncon- Gate Rain Ill* Lo" of the annual contest are de- $3,500 .to $4.250 a year. If they scl0us near his home in Kalgler retrained through a five-week don't spend that much, they Botton two ,weeks ago. He had Wed.. Apr. 11 0 67 35 subscription drive in which car- can draw wh.t's left in cash, been beaten and robbed of a Thu., Apr. 12 0 t 40 riots from ,throughout the state Spending is a migity con- considerable sum of money. Frl., Apr. 13 0 74 48 compete. taglous dseas.e, Mls.ter Editor, The local police and sheriff's Sat., Apr. 14 0 82 49 Y, oung Whittington will fly to office conducted a search for Sun., Apr. 15 Tr 75 57 New York on April 19th ,o join the attackers wth the" help of Mort., Apr. 16 2.12 68 61 his fellow travelers for a flight bloodhounds, but failed  ,to tttrn [Tue., Apr. 17 . ,1.15 66 60 to Bucharest, capi,tal of Ro- up any conclusive evidence. I Dally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m MatUre was eated first at[ Temperatures 5 v.m Field, Hospital and later was I (Statistics furnished courtesy of trazMerved ,to Unlverslty Kos- le Miss. Forestry Commission.) 1 service the feller and it's as hard to glt our tax McNeely and Mrs. C. Brunson, ,fer :falthfu ' ' ' n' , ' ' ,both. of J,ackon; .two foster Would give he dog a piece 0f oney through that leaky 1Pe l his own .tall He kept doing this o Washington and back as it children, Wayne Bell and Allce]tl, 1 final th g ' ' P" t ' ' ' e do ea't hlsself u is to git that dmb ,to the Lord Bell; one sister, Mrs. Rosa May Roland of Wooctvllle; one broth-jAnd ever time the dog took a/ -. . . ' I xours truly, er, 'Mr. J. C. McNeeiy of Wood-I bi,te he would lick his chops er ti:ll keep one foot on l,rst. villa; axtd hee grandc2tildven,, more.. I Uncle Pete mania. Af,ter a week in that country they will vit a dozen or more cities in.Germany be- fore cebarnir, hme on May lt. '" " 5: :!