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i Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, May 4, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 48 = .  :  : .____ Localisms by Lewis... POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Fred L. Hetzler of Centreville this week formally announced his candidacy for re- election in the general election .on o'une 5. His statement to tle v3:crs follows: "To the Voters of Centreville: "I wish to take this opportu- The Watergate ttle under which the ,bugging Of the Democratic nation,al headquarter in a Washfl]gton building by that name has be- COme famous thanks to a dili- gent if 'sowe,what partisan na- tional media coverage, has grown into a national scandal Which h,as rocked the Nixon administration and the Repub- Affair. the nity to announce my candidacy for the office of Mayor of the Town of Centreville. "I am aware of the many re- sponsibilities of the office, hav- ing served in the office for eight years Previous to serving as Mayor, I served two terms in the State Legislatre, one term of whlch I served as vice-chair- man of the Municipality Corn- llcan Party to its core. i mittee. I had also served as The actual bugging of the Alderman of the Town of Con- Democratic high command post[ treville before going to the State m dubtless far milder an of- Legislature. fen'se than partisans of both "I wish to thank the citizens 9arties have been guilty of in of Centreville for their support ampaigns gone by, but in this and confidence in the past. stance the guilty parties were "I have worked diligently to caught. And what has given improve our community and atlonai prominence and pot- deal aggressively with its many gnant significance to the whole .Fxoblems. It is only with the ', mess is that the deeper the news support of the community that nedia has dug the higher in these problem's can be overcome. the administrative echelon the It is a necessity that the Mayor / responsibility has reached. Some be able to wrok with the mem- of Preslden,t Nixon's top ad- bers of the Board of Aldermen Vlacrs have been implicated .in and the community as a whole. he duplicity of early denials He mUst be as fair and impar- Ramblers Win So. Miss. Baseball Title Here Friday The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ra,mblers'won the baseball championship of South Mississippi, Clas AA, Academy Conference. with a 6-1 victory over the Brandon Rebels here last Friday afternoon. Brand:on was south-central title holder. while the Ramblers won the southwest division crown i a tourname.n. here the prior week. Opponent Unknown In . anti advisors strive unsucces- hilly 'to sweep the whole mtter IV nder the rug. the wide publicity the ,entire affair, it is that the ave,rage ciLti- n is really familiar with all the facets of this n, ational To Reign At Annual Wi[k-Amite Rodeos 14 Seek Office In Centreville General Election June 5th Fourteen persons had quali- fied ,as independent candidates for the June 5th general elec- tion in the Town of Centreville up to the de.adline last Thurs- d, ay, April 26. according to Miss Minna Erstltng, city clerk. Four of the candidates seek the office of mayor, while the other ten are candidates for the five posts on the board of aldermen Seeking the mayor's office are the incumbent. Fred L. Heizler, and J. B. (Joe) Jones. A. L. I Buteh Reese. and Donnie Playoff At Press Time Vine. I All five incumbent members WCCA's opponent in the play- fo of the Centrcville board of al- off for the state Class AA cham- I dermen have qualified to seek pionship ,of the Academy Con- i Miss Wilk-Amlte Rodeo " re-election. They include Z. E. ference ,was unknown at press 1973. Miss Susan Scott, 17-year- (Bob) Bell C. C Germany, Jr., time. old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I Iverson McKey, John Rollins. Humphreys Academy of Bel- David Scott or Woodville, will ian d A. Kent Van Cleave. Other zoni and Tunica Academy of reign as queen during the an- I candidates for aldermen include Tunlca were slated to play on nual rodeos and parade slated Walter Nettles, James Owens, Thursday afternoon of this on Friday and Saturday, May Frank Stutzman, James Temple- week for the north Mississippi 4 and 5. in Centreville. ton and Norman Welch. championship. The Ramblers The Wilk-Amite Riding Club l There will be no party pri- will play the winner in a three- kicks off the rodeo season on ' mary in the Town of Centre- game .series on a home, home, 'Friday night with a Little ville, and as a gonsequence all and neutral site basis. Britches and Junior Rodeo at candidates will run in the June Dates ,and places for the 8 p.m. Little Britches contest- 5th election Inasmuch games could not be set until ants arc 11 years old and after the Humphreys-Tunica younger, while junior contest- l as state law makes no prow- sion for a second primary or game. ants are 12 to ]5 years old. i runoff in a general election the nd subsequent admission of tiai .as possible. It is impossible OWledge and/or involvement to satisfactorily comply with all the sorry affair, of the requests for service and The Ramblers moved out to , a 2-run lead in the opening in- We cannot bring ourselves to attention made upon ,tile May;or. i that the President was He must .use the facilities at lning and were never headed in hand, however limited they mayi the one-game playoff for the aware of the original bugging be, and still stay within the south divisi.on title. Jeff Brown lalans, which impresses us as a Vther stupid and pointles in- scope of Ihls office. He must led off with a walk and scored also serve as Judge of the Mu- on Bobby Jonson's doubl. Don alon of privacy, but i,t is hard hie Enis then sacrificed Jcnsen convince ourselves that he nicipal Court. This responsibil- home. ad not become far more fa- ity requires a working knowledge iliar with the facts than he of the Town Ordinances ad the The Ramblers added a run in has been Willing to admit dur- laws of the State of Mississippi. the fourth inning on Tim Gon- lag 'the :subsequent investigation Not only must these laws be dos hit. hi second of the after- .Which has seen his assistants enforced, but fairly adminis- noon, and three consecutive toted, walks by losing pitcher Buddy Eailey. Shannon Day reached "The duies of Mayor are tool first on a $teldWs choice: 'stoIe numerous and varied to enum- -Isecna' and scored on a sacrl- erase in this announcement.  lice by G,onda in the in- look forward to discussing them ning. In the sixth frame the with the membe,rs of the corn- Ramblers added their final 2 munity during the present tallies on a walk, an error, and campaign, hits by Mike McGraw and Jeff The Fourth Annual Rodeo pa- candidates receiving the high- rude will be held on Saturday, es number of votes on June 5th May 5. beginning at 2 p.m. Nu- will be elected. merour floats h'om Centreville and surrmmding towns in Mis- sissippi and Louisiana will be Wilkinson Ranks competing for prizes that will be awarded the first, second and Second In State In third place winners. A ,feature of tile event will be ttle appeal'- 1972-73 Deer Kill ance of the Oreenwell Springs Wilkinson County ranked sec- Youth Riders, an outstanding ,cud in Missisutppi in the 1972-73 youth drill team from Green- well Springs, La.. which will deer harvest with a total of take part in both the parade and the rodeo.- "IXhe ,dulg Rodeo get-.nder- way at 7 p,m. Saturday with he following events featured: bare- back riding, barrel racing, rib- bon roping, calf roping, bull dogging, steer wrestling, buddy pick-up, and .bull riding. 1,894, according to a tabulation .published in the current issue of he state Game and Fish Magazine. TOp County in, he' state was Warren, with a total kill of 2,055. Bolivar. County finished he year in third place with a total bag of 1.619. followed by Clot- borne with 1.550, and Washing- SAMPLE BALLOT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION TOWN OF WOODVILLE, MISS MAY 8, 1973 FOR MAYOR (Vote for One) Robert F. Catchings .......... ( ) Charles E. Johnson -.. ( ) Marvin N. Lewis ............. ( ) .............. ( ) FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for Four), Joe M. Best .................. ( ) Tom Bryan ..................... ( ) Mrs. Celeste Cane ............. ( ) Hubert B. Curry ................... ( ) Gary D'Aquilla .................. ( ) Anthony (Tony) Flaccomio () Jimmie Simpson Harris, Sr. ( ) John J. Monroe ................... () Louis M. Netterville ........... ( ) Charlie Reed ........................ ( ) Ron Senko ................... ( ) ............................................ ( ) FOR MARSHALL (Vote for One) Fred C. McCarstle ............... ( ) Tom Russ ................................ ( ) ................................................ () FOR MEMBER MUNICIPAL DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE" COMMITTEE (Vote for Six) Willard M. Ferguson .... () Richard Flaccomio, Jr. ..-- ( ) Elizabeh J. Hpson ............ () Mr. Larry J. Johnson ........ ( ) Joe C. Leake ........................ ( ) Mary, .M. McGehee ............ ( ) Mrs. Isabella Scott ............ ( ) which has gained more "I earnestly seek and appre- tian any comparable clare the vote of each qualified since the f'mous Teapot.citizen of the Town of Centre- affair of many years ago. ille. I pledge to continue to ls quite evident, however, serve in a manner that will the reluctant disclosure of benefit our community ,and all implication of offici, als in its people." places has added greatly the "credibility gap" under the presen.t administra- has labored during the Portion of the President's of office. were frankly disappointed the President's TV address night inasmuch as to r way cf thinking he leaned on rhetoric and too on facts. Several of his advisors have announced reslgn,ati:ons, but since the ugly mess has been blown SUch major proportions we that it behooves the Pres- Sincerely, Fred L. Hetzler From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " iiiloloollOlglnl*--.iOOllllllllOO,i, IlOlllnlllglllllOOlllllUlllllOOOlll 25 YEARS AGO Miss Lula M,agrudcr wen% to Jackson Thursday morning fo a stay of a few days at the to arrange a truly non- Edwards Hotel with her sister, investigation so that Rep. Mary M. McGehee, during American public can have which she has been an inter- facts in order for blame ested visitor at several sessions be Properly and correctly of the House. Only in so doing can be restored In the of the present admin- Brown. The Rebels' lone run came wth two out in the final inning when two walks and an error allowed Richard Joyner to score. Donald Enis went the distance for WCOA, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 12 Rebels. He walked 6 and the Ramblers were charged with 3 errors. Bailey yielded 6 hits to ,the Ramblexs struck out 6. walked 5. and his mates made 4 errors. Let Contract For Highway 61 Work Among the contracts let by ton with 1,465. In Wilkinson County the tab- ulation shows that 110 deer were killed during the archery sea- son, 82 by primitive weapon's,, 594 during the first gun season, the State Highway Commission 653 during the second gun sea- in Jackson on April 24 was for son, and 450 during the antler- less season. Wilkinson was by three miles of grading, d:ain- age, surfacing and erosion con- trol cn Highway 61-65 between Natchez and WoodvH,le in Adams County. Dale Polk Construction Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: where some wimmen had in- They ain't no end to the val- uable infermation you pick p from reading the papers. I read era, but I can't hold a lig,ht to Ed Doolittle. He reads like he's doing reserch on the world, and he keeps a file of clippings ready to whip out and use as evidence Mrs. L. L. Landers of Rich- fer the defense of whatever case mond Park, Long Island, N. Y,, he's makln.g at the time. has been here for the past week Saturday night ,at the country on a visit to her son, Mr. A1 store, fer instant, Ed was talk- * * * Landers, and' his family. Mr. Sidney Rothschild of Los Board To Meet Angeles, Calif., who is enjoying a visit in this, his native town, Liberty Monday has been 'spending the week in regular monthly meeting Oloster with his aunt, Mrs. I. S. board of directors of Joseph, s nd his cousins, Mr. and Mississippi Opportu- Mrs. Louis Kahn. Inc., will ,be held on Mon- May 7, at 7 p:m. at the County cou,rthouse in vented the Nixonburger..Clem said that is a meatless sandwich, and they helt a contest to see who could come up with the best. concoxtion. Another report Clem had was where a butcher was mixing hamburger and soy- bean paste ,about half and half and selling it as fast as hc could git a bate whipped up. And don't tell that feller he can't rigger a new way to skin Adolph W. Treppendahl .... ( ) ................................................. ) Forecast River To Crest At Natchez far the top county in the state in the total bag of bucks re- ported during the two gun sea- sons with 1,247, as compared with 875 in Warren County, where 850 antlerless deer were included in the overall total. Company of Natchez was low bidder on the job at $1,735,390.33. Completion date is August 8. 1974 May 12 at 57 Feet A crest of 57 feet on the Natchez gauge on May 1 was forecast for the Mississippi River onTuesday of this week by the Natlonal Weather Service office at Slidell, La. The gauge read- ing was an even 55 feet Tues- day, some .3 of a foot above the previous high stage some tlree weeks ago. Rain Hi Lo" ]ed,,. Apr. 25 2.68 82 "67 i *u., Apr. 26 .57 430 .. 59 l,, Apr 27 Tr 68 48 t., Apr. 28 0 73 51 Apr. 29 0 77 47 Apr. 30 0 79 65 May. 1 o 80 68 Readings: Rainfall 1 pm ' Temperatures 5 I}.m furnished courtesy of Forestry Commission.) Mr. and Mrs. John Cortelyou and sons, Johnny and Bob, have recently moved into one of the four apartments into which ,,he residence of the late Mrs. Annde W. Sessions has been converted ing about how America allus seems to pull herself out .of the holes she digs herself into. Ed said this is because the coun,ry looks fer somepun different and a new way to do everthing, and he said this goes back to afore she was a .country. He had this clipping where ,a Samuel Mort- son had said America was dis- covered accidental by a sailor a cat. allowed Clem, or you'll find fur in yore next order of s, oyburgers. Another item ,come from Bug I-Io0kum. who said he had saw where another poor devil had been fmmd on one of them Pacific islands after hiding from the Japs for tl]e past 31 year. Bug told the fellers that native ain't going to find things all that different The Japs was that was full of Curiosity and was. looking fer somepun else. I running .the war when he went Actual, Ed said. America got lin the jungle in 1942, and now in the way of Columbus's plans, they is running the peace. And the United States still is tangled 50 YEARS AGO and after he run into it ex- Dr. Chas. E. Catchings, who plorers fer the next 50 year kept up all over the world, said Bug, and as quick as we git our foot by Bill Catchings, Jr. out of the Vltnam mud we git T oil yo::v!ll je is one of the most expert and trying to get through it or he Town t o success, ful turkey hunters of .this ,around it to git somewllere else. it stuck in Louse. cenuy pmcea "men lant to county, had the good luck to C, curse, allowed Ed. history is +Pesonl ip]ai:yeu )!?y:aWhioCh kill two gobblers one afternoon full of stories about how great [.s wld !ition: :!s!d last week, so on Sunday'he and di'scoveries is made while folks I, Mrs. Oatc.hings entertained a was looking fer somepun else, I This man ,was in court in Flori- a i Yta[s T:' t 2ea aaldn :yte r few of their friends at a turkey .but he said it seemed to him . . ui .,,e u 1,u see,unc "u, =," dinner, that more than other countries da fer speeding. He told the p a 'a  t ]ud ........ hurr-in ......... I replaced facility just nor beast The cold weather of last week America ain't satisfied with nine ' ge ne wa y g name m - "- '- .... '2- -'" 'verreen take hm mama-m-law ,to a _ me has ,been followed by almost I.ways of skinning a cat, she is movie The judge got the wheat t;en_ ery. daily rains and a temperature,looking .fer another better way. "n  ],,, ,,er, ^, ,,t, rel 'ne new system" was con- that made fires most welcome. I' Clem Webster was full agreed fined the" 4:ll:l'e"'l" ,pA.j#,f% Ag" ...... ,=-,a'n" sructeo.. , ....... oy toncorala Gonsruc-, _ The result 4s that ,the farmers wikh Ed,' which is unusual. Clem, .... . uon. ompany o viaana, .a., ann Sap fer lymg and truckers have been foreed jdoes his homework afore he " with Jordan, Kaiser and Ses- o suspend operations and it will] comes to the sessions at ,the " ours truly, sions of Natchez as pnoject en- (Con,tlnued on Pge 8) store, and ,he brunt a report Uncle Pete Woodville Primary Election Tuesday The Democratic primary elec- ti.n for the Town of Woodville will be held next Tuesday, May 8, during regular voting murs. Due to the large number of registered voters m 1:he town, t,he voting will be held at two differen.t e l:e c t i o n precincts. Voters whose last names begin with the letters A through L will vote in Town Hall. while those whose last names begin with the letters M th,r.ugh Z will cast their ballots in the showroom of H & R Ford. Inc. A total of 24 names will ap- pear on the official ballot, a copy of which appears elsewhere in this ssuc. Candidates .for mayor include incumbent Marvin N. Lewis and Robert F. Catchings and Charles E Johnson. A total of 11 candidates seek the four aldermen posts They include three incumbent board membe,rs. Joe M. Best. Tom Bryan and Hubert Curry, with eight others seeking election including Mrs. Celeste Cane, Gary D'Aquilla. Anthony (Tony Flaccomio. Jim mie Simpson Harris. Sr.. John J. Monroe. Louis M. Neitervil.le. Ch,arlie Reed and Ron Senko. Incumbent Marshal Fred C. McCarstle is opposed for re- election by Tom Russ Seeking the six posts on the munmipal Democratic Executive Committee are Willard Fergu- son, Richard Flaccomio. Jr., Elizabeth J. Hopson, Larry J. Johnson, Joe C. Leake. Mary M. VleGehee. Mrs. Isabella Scott and Adolph W. Treppendaifl. One Independent Qualifies Only one candidate qualified as an independent for the June 5th primary up to the deadline last Thursday, April 26, accord- ing to Mrs, Frances Townend, city clerk. George Gonda qualified as an independent candidate for the office of mayor of the Town )f Woodville and will thus oppose the Democratic nominee in the June 5th general election. Baton Rouge Man Hurt In Automobile Accident Near Here A car driven by Frank Richard of Baton Rouge missed the Beaver Creek bridge eazly Sun- day morning and went down the embankment seriously in- juring Whitney Ouidry, a pas- senger in the car, also .of Baton Rouge. According to Wilkinson Coun- .ty Deputy Sheriff Lemire Ash- ley, who handled the early mornmg accident, the incident happened at about 4:00 ,a.m. Richard evidently rounded the curve and failed to see the bridge in time. Guidry, who was seriously in- jured in the accident was taken to Baton Rouge General Hos- pital where he is reported to be in serious condition Richard was only slightly injured in the ,accident. The accident was said to have been caused by the driver's lack of knowledge of the road. No other causes were given for the accident and no charges have been filed at this thne. Twelve Named To All Division Baseball Team Coaches of the six teams par- ticipating in the recent Acad- emy Conference AA South Divi- sion tournament .at Van Eaton Park in Woodville named twelve players to the A1NDivtsion base- ball eam. The list imcludes at least one player from each team with eight being named In- f INSPECT NEW SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT -- Pat Cavin, left, :i:i! Woodville superintendent of utilities, explains the operations of the town's new sewage treatment plant to Aldermen Tom Bryan, center, and Mac Best, members of the town utility committee. The recently completed plant went into operation three weeks ago. was slightly more than $151,00{), with the federal government paying 55% of the total aud the fielders-outfielders and the Town of Woodville 45%. Of the other four pitchers. town's share..half was paid with I Unanimous choices on the all  funds borrowed interest-free I sta,r team included Brown and from the state, and. the re- Enis of Wilkinson County Chris- mainder came from eurren.ltian Academy, Leahey of Amite town unds. I School Center. and Holland of onstruction on the projectl Franklin Christian. was begun the latter part of l Other members of the squad, the past summer. The new fa- are: Anderson and Loftin, Cen- ellity is expected .to be able to Anderson, treville Academy; CHA; Edwards and Oglesby. Franklin County; and Gilbert. Pierre and Lewis, Adams County Clristian, handle not only the town's present sewage needs but also future needs for some time to gineer. The cost of the pl.axtlcome, ,the engineers said,