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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Localisms Woodville, Mississippi 39669 POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS GARY D'AQUILLA ANNOUNCES FOR ALDERMAN POST Lewis... Don't forget to set your clocks one hour before retiring night in order to get church on ti,me on Sunday .morning. Daylight Savings Time into effect at 2 a.m. Sun- Gary D'Aquilla this week for- mally announced that he is a candidate for the office of t.: e Eo,ard of Aldermen o'f the Town of Woodville in the Demo- cratic p,rimary election in May. His statement to the votem f01- lows: "To the Voters of Woodville: "This coming May, the voters of ,the town of Woodvllle will go to the polls to decide what day, April 29 for the six-month may very well 'be the future of eriod ending on the last Sun- our town. day in October. We will all thus "I am taking this opportunity lose a.hour's sleeping time this to publicly announce, to the , voters of Woodville that I am eekend, which we wont get back until six months hence, a candidate for the Board of , , , Alderman. Governor Bill Waller used the CUll 15 6ays allowed him before Dassing judgment on several .eaatters enacted by the 1973 of the Mississippi Legis- He signed into law a $17 income tax cut. but several other measures by the solons. Among bills, axed by the governor one reinstating the death for certain crimes, the up of a powerful director the state penitentiary, and funding of the once-power- State Svereignty Commis- .r. Waller also strongly that there was a 50-50 that he would call the into special session consider .the controversial to reduce interest rates on small loans: "I am a gaduate of the Uni- versity of Southern Mississippi, and a teacher in the public' schools. I am a young ,man and have been a ,resident of Wood- ville all my life. I would, not have announced for this office if I did not believe I am quali- fied .to serve the ,people of Wood'flle, and that is whom I will serve if I am elected, the people of Woodvllle, and no one else." Signed Gary D'Aquilla CHARLES E. JOHNSON SEEKS POST OF MAYOR OF WOODVILLE Charles E. Johnson this week announced that he is a candi- date for the offloe of Mayor of the Town of Woodvllle in the Friday, April 27, 1973 Established In 1824 TONY FLACCOMIO IS CANDIDATE FOR WOODVILLE ALDERMAN Anthony (Tony) Flaceomi,o this week formally announced his candidacy for member of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville. His state- ment to the voters follows: "To the Voters of Woodville: "I hereby announce that I kave quail,fled as a candidate far member of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Wood- vllle in the May 8th Democratic primary. If elected, I will always try to fulfill the duties of this office to the best of my ability. "Through this medium I so- licit cur vote and support." Sincerely, Mrs. Edna B. Massey [ Rites Held Saturday [ Mrs. Edna Brannan Massey,/ 78-year-old well known and highly respected lifelong Wood- ville resident, died at Jefferson Davis Memori,al Hospital in Natchez last Thursday after- noon, April 19. following a brief illness. She was the widow of,j J. ,A. Massey, who preceded her[ in deatl] cn October 27, 1967. Mrs. Massey was born at Doloroso on October 6, 1894 the l daughter of the late Benjamin] Wade Brannan and Mrs, Lydia Netterville Brannan. A charter member of the Woodville Chris- tian Church, she had been ac- tive in all phases of church work in addition to serving as church piani'st foil more than fifty years. An insight into the Anthony (Tony) Flaccomio.influence on both her family and friends of her lifetime of service is revealed by the fact LOUIS NETTERVILLE that all three of her daughters SEEKS ALDERMAN POST have followed in her footsteps Louis M. Netterville this week formally announced his candi- dacy for member of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Woodville in the May Demo- cratic ,primary. His "statement follows: "To the oters of Woodville: "I, Louis Netterville, am tak- ing this opportunity to an- t nounce to the people of Wood- ]ville that 1 have decided to run in serving as organist in their respective churches, She was also actively interested in local civic and social affairs and was a l;angtime member of the Irwin Russell Club. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Woodville Christian Church with Rev. Eddie Phenix. Rev. O. B. Beverly and Rev. W. F. Whaley officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery with Berry- RAMBLERS WIN DIST. TITLE; PLAY Flood Waters Begin Another Rise, Crest Forecast For May 7 The flood waters in the west- ern section of Wilkinson County began a gradual rise early this week, and a new crest above the earlier peak is forecast for May 7. The latest informtion avail- able from the Mississippi River forecasting service on Wednes- Federal Disaster Aid Officers Meet With Local Victims Representatives from several government agencies involved in helping flood victims in coun- ties declared disaster.areas vis- ited Woodville Tuc'sday and met with area citizens at the Neigh- b.crhood Facility. The disaster program coordi- day of this week predicted a nating agency is the Office of crest of 55.6 feet at Natohez on'Emergency Preparedness, and May 7, The floodwaters had hit other agencies involved in the a 54.9 peak at that gauge some program include the Small Bus- for the Board of Alderman of our Town. hill Funeral Home in charge, i two weeks ago before beginning iness Administration and the 'As a candidate f.or the Board Active pallbearers were.John B. la gradual fall. ]Department of Housing and of Alderman, I will .make no Dawson, E. M. Kee, Jr., George I geat promises or boasts. I can Nicholas, and. Jahn Hewes o'f] According to Ho.ward Stutz- Urban Development, The latter Woodville, Edward, Corley of I man, Fort Adams store owner, two agencies are responsible ,for only promise that if I am elected Moss Point, ,and Cecil Rcbbins I the waters' had fallen about 14 providing those persons driven that I will represent the people of Edwards. Honorary pall- inches there from the .earlier from their homes .by flooding . May Democratic primary. His of Woodville to the best of my "  earers icludd he deacons crest, but began a slow rise on I with emergency housing anct h.ave been impressed with l 'atement follows: ability and that my representa- "To the Voters of Woodville: tion will be impartial and open and elders of the Woodvillc Tuesday, being up about 1V2 'orlW-intereStreplacing theirlan'Sflood-damagedfr repairng well-nigh universal senti- "I would like to take this op- for all to see. It is only through Christian Church and Henry inches in the past couple of homes. expressed by returning portunity through this media fair and mpartial city govern- Rosso, Julius Carter, Phayes 'days. that ,anti-war activ,tsts to announce my ca,ndidacy for meat that the town of Wood-l Carter, John S. Lewis, Carl M. Continued heavy rains n khe Businesses are also eligible  Treppendahl, Jr., E..A. Wood, middle and upper Mississippi for loans, officials said, but to their ,posi- .the office of Mayor of the town lville stands a ch,ance of aining Dr. C. E. Catchings,,Henry Ben- valley would, of course result farm equipment is not covered as well as to the overall of Woodville. in an upwar.d revlsio of he predicted' .crst which is fore, cast for this ,area next month. Harold C. Bruss Rites Saturday daughters, Mrs. W. B. Watkins In Centreville of Aberdeen, Mrs. Barney L. by these loans. However, ,rrner, Xaay: btal'a, '"asice in replacing or repairing his dewlllng through the program. The loans are issued on the basis of ,amount of actual loss, the agency representatives said. The maximum personal loan is $10,{]00, the minimum housing loan is $50,000, and the top combination loan for both is in Vietnam, and wost strongly endorsed the of North Vietnam in closing months of the con- 29-y 'I feel that I a,m well quell- fled to fill the position, I a,m a lg64 gad,uate of Wilkinson County Training School; 1968 graduate of Alcorn A&M C,ol- ]lege; with a B. S. degree in ]Social Science and .a 1974 grad- uate of Southern University those things which are abso- lutely necessary ,for' growth: . ,ne, Dr. J. Harvey Johnston, "I am not a young man phys- Robert Mlller, Sh, August Mar- Ically, ,but I can lainly see that tens, W. H. Catchings, .Clay B. those who sit and talk 0f the Tucker, Charles Whetstone, Glen great things they are g, cing to !R" Whetstone,. Jr., George Stock- ett J M Sessions, Ill, and A W do are not doing anyone much l , ' : good except those who are at- Treppendahl. tempting to hold our town back. She is survived by three Jane" Ponds, thrice -.married has venomously gated the POWs as "hypo- with a Master of Education De- It is with .this in mind that I and liars." .while fo;rmer gree in Administration and Su- S. attorney general Rmsey a turn-theother-cheek dove, has also been orat- or these men who suffered 'much for their country. teiy, we cannot ex- our rue sentiments' for two fine citizens md of their ilk in ,ths, ,family but suffice it o say contempt would be a mild make the only other promise ;that I shall .make, and that is that if I m elected that I will do everything within my power .to encourage pr, ogressive action not only flom the Board of Alderman, but also from the citizens of Woodville. "A vote for me is a vote for ;hvnest, open, and ,progressive city g, overnment." Louis M. Netterv.flle Boyles, Jr., of Natchez, .and Mrs. H. Emerson Berryhill of Wood- ville: by one sister, l's. Anita B. Corley of Hattiesburg; and by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Car Stolen Near Here Wrecked In River Flood Stage Gauge Figures Set Many Years Ago During the ,present general interest In ,the Mississippi River ported to have struck from the due to the widespread flooding rear a car driven by Mrs, G. R. throughout the vast reaches of Whetstone. Jr,, of Woodvllle, in the mighty rlver, much interest front of Club South of the is centered on ,the daily stage Border Johnson is then re- ,readings ,on the various gauges ported to ,have stolen the car along the stream. Th general of Henry Rosso, one of .the Hom e. Mr. Bruss. a native of Wis- consin, had been a resident of Number 47 HERE FRIDAY The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ramblers won the South Division Class AA Acad- emy Conference baseball title here last Monday with a 4-3 victory over the Centreville Academy Tigers. The Ramblers second seeded in the five-day tournament staged on ,Van Eaton Park lxere, downed top seeded Adams County Christian on op- ening day anc then defeated Franklin Academy and Centre- ville to cinch the title with a 3-0 tourney record. Runner-up Centreville opened with a win over Chamberlain Hunt. lost to Franklin. then fought their way back into the finals with vic- tories over Adams County and Franklin. Their loss Lo the Ram- blers Monday gave them a 3-2 tourney slate for second place honons. II Play Here Friday For South Mississippi Title The WCCA Ramblers, south division AA champions of the Academy Ccnfcrence, will meet the Brandon Academy nin", east central AA champs, on Fri- day afternoon of this week for the South Mississippi ,ttle. The game is scheduled for Van Eaton Park here at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Winner of this one game "sudden death" series will meet the Narth Mississippi champion in a three-game series for the state Class A,A title. interest in turn has led to some confusion ,as to exactly what the gauge readings mean, es- pecially with reference to "'flood stage" igures. The following article, copied from a recent issue ,of the Natchez Democrat, clarifies the original setting of the figure of 48 ,at flood stage at that city. I According ,to Eugene Hoppar ,of the Corps of Engineers, the figure of 48 feet on the Natchez gauge ,has been determined to Funeral services for I-Iarold $55,000. Of this money, the first C. Bruss, 69, were conducted on $5.00{) .is free, while amounts son retired the side with Ge Saturday, pril 21, at 3 p.m. over that figure are handled as bases loaded. from Thomson Memorial Pres- loans at an interest rate of one Donald Enis was the winning by terian Church in Centreville percent, pitc,her, going the distance. He with the Rev. Larry Mills, pas- I The program officials left a gave up 3 hits, struck out 9, a.n,d tor. officiating. Interment was. supply of pplication forms with [w, alke d 1, Randy Poole, who was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the Bey. David Wells at the Nelgt- replaced in the sixth inn, in,g by direction f Newman Funeral borhocd Facility for those who Reed. was charged with t;he loss. did not get a chance to meet The Tiger hurlers gave tip a with them Tuesday. total of 6 hits, struck out 7, and Fayette Last Week Centreville for 55 years. He .was by Bill Catchings, Jr. "] a member of Thomson Meznorlal On Monday of, last week at iPresbyterian Church. ,approxima`tely 6:20 p.m., a car I He is survived by one daugh- driven by Carlton Johnson, an lter. Miss Christy Bruss, Centre- 18-year-old high school student ville; three sons, Harold BruSs, ,from Little lock. Ark., is re- Jr., and Arthur Bruss of Cen- treville and Edward Rruss of Baton Rouge; one sister, Mrs. E. M. Rowe. Woodville; five brothers, Edwin Bruss ,of Cen- treville, Melvin Bruss of Crosby, Arnold Bruss of Oklahoma City, day, May 5. ,at 2 p.m. in Centre- Okla., Raymond Bruss of San ville with many floats and other In Monday's title game the Tigers moved ,out in front in the fLrst inning with 1 run on 2 WCCA errors anti a hit by Jeff McDaniel. Their lead was short lived, however, as singles by Day, Smith and McGraw, plus a Tiger miscue, gave the Ramblers a 3-1 lead in the sec- ond frame. The Tigers .came back o knot tle count a 3-3 in tle fourth inning when a tabl, error and- al,gles Lofton and Mann accounted for "=` 2 tallies In the sixth inning the Ramblers loaded the sacks on a Tiger error, a hit by Howell, and a walk. Mike McGraw hen drew a walk to force in what proved to be the winning run. A spectacular diving catch of a Bobby Jonson fly ,ball by Tiger right fielder John Ander- pervision. I hold ,two AA Missis- sippi .teaching certificates -- one In Social Science and .an- other in Administration and Supervision. I have been in the teaching .profession for the past four years. "I ,am a life long resident of the town of Woodville; there- fore, I know many of the needs of our community. They re: adequate sewage disposal; L more note that Re p. Richard street lights in some reas; and of Missouri has less litter in our community. If a bill in congress o bar I am elected Mayor of this town, to countries at war with I will work extremely hard to U.S., .which in the future correct some of ,these poor con- stop cepeat performances ditions, f not all of them. I will work faithfully to attract industry ,to our town so the citizens will have some means of earning a living here at home. If I am elected, I 111 serve as Mayor of M1 .the people of Woodvllle and not just a desig- nated few. "1 would appreciate your vote ,and suppor.t n the May 8, elec- tion." , Respectfully yours Charles E. Johnson McCARSTLE ANNOUNCES FOR RE-ELECTION AS TOWN MARSHAL Fred McCarstle this week for- mally announced .that he is a candida,te for re-elec/c4on .as Marshal of the Town of Wood- walked 3. The Ramblers .were charged with 3 errors and the Wilk-Amite Rodeos Tigers with 2. Set May 4 and 5 Tl00e Ramble00's reached the finals with a 1-0 extra inning The Wllk-Amite Riding Club victory over Franklin ' Saturday will kick off the 1973 rodeo afternoon. Timmy Gonda scored season on Friday, May 4. with the game's only run in the bot- a Little Britches and Junior tom of the eighth when he stole Rodeo at 8 p.m. at .the ehlb hme, sh,aking the Wildcat arena near Centrevflle. catcher loose from the ball at The Fourth Annual, Rodeo the plate. Parade will be held on Satur- Line scores on the nine @ames owners of that establishment. Diego, Calif., and Ralph Bruss. attractions expected. The ,adult At approximately 7:00 ,p,m., of San Antonio, Texas. the West Feliclana sheriff's of- flee reported to Mississippi Highway Patrolman H N. Jen- sen, Jr., ,that the subject had ,headed north into Mississippi. Patrolman Jensen radioed a description of the car to Patrol District headquarters in Brook- haven. Shortly thereafter..the Fay- ette police began chasing the subject f, or a minor traffic rio- rodeo will be held .that eenlng beginning at 7:00. 2 New Members Named Court House And To Hospital Board Welfare Office To There have been two recent changes on the board of trustees Be nosed Monday of the Field Memorial Commu- nity Hospital in Centreille, The Wilkinson County Court which is operated jointly by House, ,he Wilkinson County WP Holland Wilkinson and Amite C6unties. Welfare office and the Wilkin- LP Prestridge Clay B. Tucker, longtime board] HR - Edwards, FCA; Posey, son County Food Stamp office FCA member and president, resiSned] will all be closed for the d,ay I "' his position at the end of, his I next Monday, A,pril 30, in o'b-!WCCA 4 6 3 I0 term last month, and the Wil- servance of Confederate Memo-IAdans C. 1 2 2 10 lnson County board of super- rlal Day. I W] Donald Enis vis:ors a,ppointed Miss Kathleen ..... LPMelton Pierre O'Fallon ,for a fou?-yemr term to CTh HR - Gilbert AC: 3" H and 3 replace him, beginning on W th March I, 1073. Weet's  ?" Thursday,RBI' Brown.AprilWCCA.19 ' The recent death of Tyler Amit 3 4 2 6 Conerly, Amite County board ate Rain Ill* Lo CHA 0 4 4 6 member, created another ya- Wed., Apr. 18 2.85 79 61 Centreville 3 5 3 2 Thu., Apr. lg Tr 82 63 F, ranklin 7 8 3 1 Eri., Apr. 20 Tr 77 69 WP Oglesby at,. Apr. 21 0 80 63 LP Reed term. Sun.. Apr. 22 0 81 65 HR - Mann, CA; Edwards, FC. Other board members include M0n., Apr. 23 0 81 64 I Friday, April 20 Fred Hetzler of Centreville, who Tue., Apr. 24 Tr 83 66 ]Amite I 5 9 10 replaced Tucker ,as president Dally Readings: Rainfall 1 p'.m I Ad,ams 4 7 2 6 following his resignation, W.R. Temleratures 5 D.m ] WP Ronnie Lewis Brumfield, Jr., of Rosetta, and (Statl.tlcs furnlshed courtesy of LP Prestridge W. R. Task of Cereville. the Miss. Forestry Commlasion.)q (Ootlnued on Page 8) as Miss Fonda and Mr. s'taged in anoi. Despite oPPosition of such liberal 'as Senators Edward Ken- Phillip Hart, Birch B,ayh John Tunney, the intense readtion, against both in and out of con- is being couted on to affec`t the ultra- Senate resistance. We 4mpressed with the corn- of one senator when d about the Fonda affair: tat strikes me particularly paradox of the sitttation ,it is largely ,the heroism ,of he men she ,that preserves the free- misuses for her poison- v, llle. His statement fllows: be flood stage. This figure was lation and during the chase the To the Voters of Woodv.llle: determined long ago when the Rosso car was wrecked. The I wish to announce that I ,river reached 48 feet on the subject ,was taken into c.u,stody am a candidate for re-election Natchez gauge and Ivanhoe at 7:20 p.m. by Highw,ay Patrol- to the offfce of Marshal of the Plantation below Natchez was man James Vines near Fayette. He  as Town Of Woodville in the May flooded. " t w returned that night to gth Democratic primary. Hopper said that this figure lWoodvllle where he wa lodged Murdered Near =isville R. T. Harrell, Sr., 64, and tepson, R T. Harrell, Jr.. Were stabbed ,to death t night in a robbery of West Feliclana grocery which ,the Harrell .amlly Operated for some 45 years. Store where they me.t their located on ,the Bains: a road nrth of St. Fran- Feliciana sheriff W. C. ald he bodies were dis- a storeroom beside about 8 azn. Surday Child of an employee of Bbth of the 'vic- said to have been repeatedly,' of, ficais "I have served in th capacity o,r the past ten years, and as- sure you that if you see 'ft to re-elect me to this office I will continue to strive to serve you to the best of my abilities, fairly and impartially. "Your vote ,and support in the coming election will be appre- ciated." Respectfully, Fred McCarstie said. No arrests had been made In matter at l,test reports. was determined before the levees in the Wilkinson County jil. were built and only the people Last Wednesday, Johnson was living on the river side of the bound over to ,authorities in levee would worry about the Louisiana whe,re he will face the river at the gauge reading of. ,grand jury. He is rep,crted to have been returning from a visit cancy on the board, and the to Tulane University at the ,mite County supervisors ap- time and claims to have been :pointed Walker J. Crney, jr., frightened by the accldent and of Gloster to fill his unexpired 48 feet. Friday the river stood at 54.4 feet ,on, the Natchez gauge; however the height of the water in relation to sea level was 71,7 feet. The reson for the difference i is that long years ago thel people who set the auge at i Natchez set 0.0 at 17.3 feet above I ea level, according to I-Ipper. ! acted without thinking when he took the Rosso car. Mrs. Whetstone is reported to have .been slightly injured by ,the accident. Both the Whet- stone and Rosso cars were ex- tensively d.ged,. leading ,up to Monday's fin, als fol]ow below: R II E SO !, Wednesday, April 18 Centreville 10 8 3 5 ./ CHA 2 6 3 2 WP Randy Poole LP Carpenter HR Anderson, Cenreville; Anderson, CHA. Franklin 12 8 2 8 Am ire 1 0 4 Ii