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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, May 18, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 50 Localisms by Lewis. Q Sorxy, folks, but graduation, 9olitics. s,ports, etc., has filled our front page this week and .left no room for comments by Ye Olde .ditor. Hope you miss 1Is, and we'll be back with you next week! Wilk-00mite Club Opens Rodeo Season by Bill Catchings, Jr. The Wilk-Amite Riding Club got their 1973 rodeo season un- derway Friday night with com- BULLETIN The WCC Ramblers dropped m extra inning 1-0 decision to he Humphreys Academy Rebels rare Wednesday afternoon to mot the count at 1-1 in the Mate Academy Conference AA )ascball championship playoffs. the third and deciding game is ,o be played Thursday after- loon at 2:30 p.m. at Chamber- sin Hunt Academy in Port Gib- ion. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Don Vine this week formally announced that he is a candi- date for the office of Mayor of he Town of Centreville in the general election to be held on June 5. 1973. His statement to the voters follows: "I am taking this chance to announce to the people of Cen- ',reville that I will be a candi- OLD RAILROAD BUILDING TO BE MUSEUM The historic old West Feliciana Railroad Building, long a hand- some landmark on the Woodville Court Square and said to be the ldest railroad office building in America, was sold this week to the Woodville Civic Club as a museum by Mrs. D. A, Brannan. Petition in the Little Britches date for the office of mayor of THE BIRTH OF A MUSEUM and Junior divisions. The Little the .town of Cen.treville in our On May 15, 1973, the Wood- headed by G. C. Golden with co-chairmen George Stockett * Britches .division is for young- lupcoming city election, vil,le Museum of Southern Arts and Adolph Treppendahl. eters 11 yeans old and younger, I "I am a lifelong resident of .this town. I graduated from was born. . Plans are to mount a parma- and the Junior division is far . .the 12- to 15-year-old group. ]high school here in Centreville The acquisition of the histokric nent Founders Plaque in the After the Grand Entry, the] irt 1963. I am a young family Railroad Office Building for a building listing those individuals ow opened width the ttlelman and businessman. I am museum has long been the goal donating one thousand dollars hritches pony bronc riding, l involved in many commurhty of Woodvillians. The board o,f or more. Memorial gif.ts by in- " directors of the Civic Club an- dividuals or families will list avid Curry captured first placel activities and belong to several[nounced this week negotiation the name of the person so re- In this event with Denny Hughesl community service groups. ]of the sale of the site by Mrs. membered. and Bucky Darden rabbing the I "I am an average working/D ' A. Brannan to the Woodville see'end and third place honors.]man like the m.ajority of the/civic Club Final papers will be signed on The next event was the Li,btlelPeple who live in this town. or before August 15, 1973. ritches barrel race, and once lI am not a profesional politi-/ The purchase price of $20,000 An effort will be made to again David Curry took top clan and like the forefathers of[will be raised by a committee create a museum of more .than Oaors. Second place in this our nation. I believe that got-, rea interest. It was also an- went to Latin Walker with ernment should be by the pc,o- asnuxed my victory in the first nounced that interest has been ple, for the people, and not bY Democratic primary." Sincerely expressed by .Mrs. Charles Bybee Walker in third ii j . .  ' _ e]the .politician, for the politician, yours. Anthony (Tony) Flac- of Houston, Texas, .to house her unlor Dalrrel racing saw l)orl ,, t !i' A . " " . Likewise, my candidacy is no comic, nationally recognized ao,llection nn Greer, Lama Koch nd Curt ' ' la fly-by-night ,affair. I .have of Southern furniture in the ' Ughes finish in that order. The l lived in this town all my life "I would like to ,take time out museum. Mrs. Bybee together ! &ittle Britches buddy pick-up and have every intention of to thank everyone who voted with her husband are the a.s won by Jeanne Peele. She remaining here ,as long as I for me m last week's Town of founders of the Texas Ploneex '::' Was followed by Bucky Darden live. If I am elected Mayor, I Wcodville election. Thanks very Arts Foundation. ; a'nd Stacey Ferguson. Junior di- will have to live with any de- much. Mrs. Celeste Cane. Thanks Aside from a major collection Vision in this event was taken cision I make, just like every- again." such as the Bybee Collection,  Ben Peele. Keith Scot and it is also hoped that rooms de- :JLalmy Peele, followed i,r he one else, ........ "ef;o,re ,tle election, I sin- "I am gratified by your clear ' voted to the history of e area Second nd third spos, cerely intend to see each and mand, ate which en,ables me ,to as well as to the cole Of he Iext n the agenda was the every voter in person. I hope serve you in the ,best interest West Felicana Railroad will ' Lit.tie Britches arena race. Johna ,that in this manner I can ex- of Woodville." Ron Senko. also be' established. Included in the sale is the "I deeply appreciate the voe small building to the south of you gave me in the recent pri- the main building. It is %h.ought mary elections and assure you that il would be .repaired as soon snatched ,up the winning iplain to each person my views with Marsha Jackson inlconcerning better government !.econd and Ken Vine geti.ngl for the town of Centreville. It bird. Pole bending honors went[will also give the people a o on,a Hughes and Jeanne] chance to confront me Inca-to- : SOole in the Little Britches face wth any questions they rOU'p while Leisa Koch, Curt have concerning myself and my , tg.hes and Doric Ann Greer[candidacy for the office of Ook the Junior divisifn honors, mayor f the town of Centre- W.hen the Little Britches steer :lcling came up Ken Vine rode ' .lia steer right into first place villa. "The .notce lies with you, the voters, and a vote f,or me Is a that I will continue to strive to serve y, cu in such a manner as to warran,t your continued sup- port." Hubert Curry. "I wish to thank everyone for voting for me for Election Com- mission. Altho I was defeated. as possible for use as club head- quarters. I Members of the board of the l Woodville Civic Club who were present are Mrs. Ray Farrar, president: G. C. Golden, vice president: Mrs. Frances Towns- end, secreta,ry-.treasurer; and ,Wikh Ben' Caulfield ,bringing up cond and David Cuzry third. st event :for the night was he tile Brl,tches ' g o a. tying. /Ctt.rles and Davtd Cutry teamed P .and tied up fimt place as eoll s ,the goat. Lew Vines and . 'enny Hughes were the second Olace team and Bucky Darden. vote for better government in your vote showed such a wen board members, Ernesto Caldeira. Centreville." come thought, words can't ex- Mrs. Charles Cumbo Paul Habig, Don Vine James Owens this week fox- mally announced his candidacy for member of the Board o,f Al- derman of ,the Town of Centre- press the 3oy it brought." Mrs. Mrs. S. O. Stockett, and Mrs. Isabella Scott _   I ,Burlin Whitehead.--Contribute (Incle Pete from Percy s Creel( Says 28 Graduate At WCCA Tuesday Twenty-eight members of the Class of 1973 ,at Wilkinson County Chris.tian Academy re- ceived their high school diplomas in ceremondes held on Tuesday night of..this week in the academy's handsome new gym- nas lum. The .graduation exer- cises marked the 1irst school- wide ,use of this new facility which will. be completed in the near future. Debbte Wesbe,rry . and Ellen Sessions erved as pianists for the proeessi0nal, and the invo- c.ation was given by the Rev. J'. H. Cameron. Mrs. Clifford Wheeler then sang "I Shal,1 Not Receives '2nd Diploma' Again Pass this Way." LaVerne McGraw, class 'saluta- New Orleans--Dr. Charles E. torian, welcomed the large Catchings of Woodville was crowd of families and friends awarded a "second diploma" he th:a2kgfaherande:s ! stiweek2 0hO0irs f:::u'alin all. She ,then set the theme for l frm Tulane University. the night. "A High Sct.ool Di- I "S e c o n d diplomas" were ploma," with a brief outline of awarded to members of the Cla:ss its meaning--a proof of effort of 1923 during graduation exer- and a cause for expectations, cises at ,the university. Five members of the class then presented remarks on the expectations from differen,t sources, as follows: Of Pmrents, Tommy Spillman; Of Neighbors, Kay D'Aquila; Of Friends, Renee Beckhm; Of Teachers. Melinda Carter; and Of God. Catherine Whetstone. Staten Ard. class valedicto- rian, gave a resume of what a high school diploma signifies and pointed out that his cla:ss- mates should be equipped to fulfill expectations because of the training which they bad received from all who worked to make possible this mtlestore in the lives of tLe members o,f his class. Mrs. Kent Depee sang "May You Always" to close thi's por- tion of the program. Clifford Whetone presented a check payable ,to the gym- nasium fund to Headmaster Glen R. Whetstone, Jr., as a farewell, gift fxom his class; Lewis, Curry And Senko Winners In Woodviile Voting Incumbent Mmrvin N. Lewis won a close victory for renom- Jnation as  .the Democratic choice for Mayor of the Town cf Woodville in he second pri- mary election held on Tuesday of this week. Lewis downed Charles E. Johnson by a 17-vote ,margin, 324 to 307. in Tuesday's balloting which saw about 640 r of t'he town's 775 registered I voters visit the polls. As Democratic nominee, Lewis will face independent candidate Ge,erge Gonda in the general election on June 5th. In the race for ewe remaining poss on the Woodville board of .aldermen, incumbent Hubert B. Curry ,and Ron Senko won the Democratic nomination. Senko received 489 votes and Curry 3ff9. John J. Monroe ran third in this race with 263 votes, while incumbent Joe M. Best traded with 161. Dr. Catchings was graduated Since no candidates qualified in 1923 from the School ,of Mad- I as independents. ,for the alder- icine at Tulane. man race before the deadline. County Cattlemen Group To Meet At Border May 22 There will be a meeting of the Wilkinson County Cattle- ,Curry ,and Senko, along with first primary winners Gary D'Aquila and Anthony (Tony) Flaccomi,o, will be unopposed in the June 5th voting for the four alderman posts in Wood- . villa and will thus assume office in July. men and Livestock Association Babe Ruth Baseball at Club South of the Border n Tuesday, May 22. at 8 p.m. Dr. Season Opener Friday Dave Pingrey of Black Bull Cattle Company, Benton, will be the featured speaker. 125 Will Graduate Tuesday At WCTS A near, record 125 seniors, will. receive ,their high school di- plomas, from Wilkinson County Training School in graduation exercises .to be held in the school The 1973 summer baseball schedule of the Feliciana Babe Ruth League will get underway on Friday night of this week, May 18, according to an an- nouncement by Frank Rinauflo of St. Francisville, league pres- idenV: .- The Woodvil,te nine, which is being ,coached by J,mes Her- rington and Enloe Kee, III, will open on Van Eaton P,ark against and Jaycee President Larry Cal- auditorium on Tuesday, May 22, the St. Francisville Nationals. vert presented his group's at 8 p.m. The program far the lThe Cen,treville nine wlU play evening will be presented by the St. Francisville Americans "Outstanding Young Educator" members of the graduating class, in St. Francisvllle. award to Mrs. Ginger Waddell, Headmaster Whetstone dhen with Loretta Lewis as valedic- Other members of the eigh%- presented the following awards: t torian and Liie Martin as The Lotta Bryan fifth grade l salutatrian" spelling award to Carol Locke Baccalaureate services for the for an average of 99.5 or the Class of 1973 will .be held on year. The Crlsco Award far excel- lence to Melinda Carter. The Mathematical Association .of America Award to Robert Lewis for hiffhest score at WCCA and Kern Vines took third, ville in the June 5 general elec ................  .............. Wlh , .un htnin down tion His statemen't to the voters nEAR MISTER EDI2X)R" ra,nchln ,,- farmn m,self The John R. Rarick Congress- 1 ..... ,'"  '"  follows" .... . man :s Mecal of Merit to Mellnda a bright Saturday afternoon, ...... , [but I read nay farm 3ournals. I ........ e rodeo parade marched down . 'It is at this time Chat I wsh _ My oi.a may ,:come om[se e where these ,big chicken .rer_ or serwce : mmny, 'ai,n - .....  .-.-^..,- o announce ,o ne people oI Frm'ay nlg.n au neu up uul,...." ._ :__., ..... _, .... church anu commumw. here _ nt nnd Centrevflle that I will be alan idea kinked' around at a gt-[he  m., , o .,t- h.a LeMard Club smenee award were flags, and f .......  , lmmen ............ m the * ................. _ le us,, ,-m,,,,n  ,,* -it,, that candidate for the B.fkrd of A1- together of w ' ' I ........ ,,_ , .... .,,^ to Staten Ard for an average aes 'w,ih .uch occasions The dermen, m the itrthcommg neighborhood. She said they had! chan-e 'Th  average little fller of 99. et- -- : -- " - .... election decided ,to start ome kind of .... ,' _  ',,__ _ ] '  _',, Beta Club award to "Most s came irom surroun,amg ' , - i .... cu.v ,un ,nc u u w ,n u r a , .... , .... )Wns n, nv nrnnization's "I have been a resident of home c a n n in g anu me,at wouldn, ,..,. h e ll,-a of cin ueservlng enlor .o unaries the erea Centreville ,all my life. As a:processmg project, and eYl Saturda- ih,L I went to the Howell, atur- th. t, .mm,. ot young businessman with a fam- had voted to git advice from t he/coun,  i 'ehn ...  .... T Junior Irwin Russell Club le. T_ ..... '7" ...... "7 .... _,_ ilv, I am deeply interested in men folks on how to do t. [ .......  ._' _ _" .__ :_"_, English award to Steven Ard for -- cance vo compete. ne - , .. , - - -L . I UUU/LI O a i  11 c  bllt WOllU. _ __ i adUl ...... a ,, - the future of our town Atone Mister Editor i Know Dnal[ .qitnti- ..... ,-- ,-^-, wh,,f. an average o ss  rooeo go sDaru, d.Sb ' e S  !J .... U1' glll DIlU IUU,I -I" ..... " about s,,. ....... L . ....... , with my interes,t in this town wimmen mart enuff to a.k[ I +  ..... ,  ....... The Salutatorian award o ,' aloth-  .....  _, ..... .^_. goes an interest in the people men cer advice am t dum enuff ,.,,, ....  ^,., ...... .^.. LaVerne McGcaw and the Vale- raore tlam floa. nr] n]nt.v] who live here lor far too long, to take t, so I didn t offez nane, th. U... .h,,t ^  .... +* ..... :dictorlan award to Steven Ard. , ot riders. N.v-^---. ...... . ..,**o- ]we have had too many groups And if her m e e ti g was t.,o u au ........ u veil y-ou ........ uw. l ^uv The Salutatorian Achievement  lUetlo .. + ,0 ] working against each other, anything like some of the 1 .f. .......... ,a , , .,. .......  Scholarship award from MSCW th* .... . .... .. ..... For this 'eason I intend to wimmen ,tab sessmns I b e to . .................... ...  to LaVerne McGrew at $300 per i%. (Con1h,,,n. ...... .,a- .... D. 2, represent atl one peopm or wen- no ,man would De sine u g a abl,. *n .,a $,,n,, r ..... hn.a ,,,he,,,, ,, ond yearHonorior otr years, , trevtlle equally if I am elected word in sideways. Some of Zhe what -o" -'ease l" t so - f Students " '1, - to the office I seek. I believe stuff they gave s e rio us the felers a cti;a'greed?'Zeke Headmaster Whetstone then .... ,00ew Garbage Truck thst all the people should have discussion to is shake a ] Orubb W" ......... Ul .........  'n'b+'"*" ,, +,^ .... announced the names of the a volceln ,the overning of their fellers faith in the right of the l nrice of "ork we could ive the ,three Honor Students chosen by :., chedule Being town, and it through hls voice female to vote. ogs pie and ice cream fer the faculty from the senior !i i') [l .that people may be brought to- Actual, the price of meat and dessert class. They were Staten Ard, i lanned By Town gerber into ,a single solid unit othe.r groceries being so high no And Clam Webster was upset Mennda Carter and Clifford Sunday at 5 p.m. in the school auditorium with Rev. McKinley Nelson, president of Natchez Jtmior College, as the eatured peaker. The new truck and garbage )dy recently purchased by the of Woodlle arrived rom actory last week and h,as Pu,t into service, according Pat C,avin, suoerintenden of schedule of garbage pickups a 6-day-per-week basis s  beig worked out, Cavin t , and in ihe meanwhile local tleSidexts ,are .asked 'to oaee aelr ,garbage con.taines in the on National Math Test. I The MEA Star Studen,t award I Graduates At USM to Staten Ard and ,the Star McCraine.Teacher award to lWrs. Alice With Highest Distinction Among the 1,490 graduates receiving degrees, at the annual .spring commencement at Mis- sissippi State University was Enloe M. Kee, III, of Woodville, Whetstone. who graduated with Highest The Balfour Award, the Distinction in the school of Bus- school's op honar to a senior, incus Adminis, tration. Honorary was then presented ,to Staten oranizations of which he was Ard, along with a cash award a member are: Gmicron Delta from ,the Fort Woman's Kappa, Blue Key, Phi Kappa Club. HeadmaSter Whetstone then presented diplomas to the 28 graduates. A vocal duet, "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You," by Mrs, Wheeler and Mrs. Depee Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Eta Sigma. A major in Banking and Finance, le re- ceived the Wall Street Journal l)ate Achievement Award, he De- Wed., ,posit Guaranty Bank Scholar- May 9 ship, and erved as preslden.t of Thu.. May 0 Fri., Ma 11 for the benefit of all and not working man can reach em on about a item he had saw where just a select few. Working to- his tip toes, the home canning the Japanese is over. here gether the people of Centreville idea might help. But it would be buyin,g maxket-ready beef in can overcome many of .the prob- my suggestion if I gi:t a chariot our feed lots. They use to buy lem,s now facing them. to offer ,any that he wimmen "As a public servant, which is fergt the meat end of the deal. ]our feeder calves and our eed, eactly what an Alderman If you got a patch f land a ndl but they figgered out they can .should be, I intend to mke your halfw,ay decent weather you can I buy the ready made beef and problem my problem, and the grow beans and corn and l 'htp*thereitishme,$15 aCheape'pouna. Beef over wish of the people of Centre- tomaters, bur growing meat is. t Personal. Mister Editor, I villa my wish. Your vote will be s, mepun else. Unless you got I greatly ,ppreciated and wisely plenty of grazing they ain't no/can't help thinking vhat a good deal we got back inthe thirties used." way a feller or even a woman' when we sold all our scrp James Owens place adjacent ,to the ,and t ill be pleked up CANDIDATES THANK 48 cuns or less. VOTERS regular sc,hedule of. u- Pl'c,kup das or var&ous "Through this medium I ex- Of town will be pub- press my s,incere thanks to ,those wthin the next two [of you who epressed your cor ;have land fer any ash rop, t4denc,e Ixt / raise a hog or'a cow up o metal to the Japs. I won't be and the singing of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon social 1 can market size and git enuff meat; Alma Mater closed the program fraternity. ] Sat., May 12 .18 77 66: Sun., May 13 suxprised t' find that when .07 76 57 cut of it to pay the cost of hamburger h its $15 a pound fox the evening. After the seniors left the au- report ,was given on the new Men., May 1 0 77 59 you'feedingan i,t.,breakI don'teven feedingeVen thinkout here,our T-bonesthe JapSbackiIIandbesellhgShippingem ditorium, school board Presiden,t gymnai, um building. It was also Tue., May 15 0 77 48 a chicken from biddy o frying. Julius Carter and finance chair- announced that tlle annual bus- 1 Daily Readings: Rain,fall 1 p.m, Prac,tic'al speaking, you got to a a profit for $4 a pound, man James E. Wilkerson, Jr., iness meeting o WCCA will be I Temperatures S v.m. Yours truly, conducted a brief business meet- held h Monday night, June 4, (Statistics furnished courtesy Unole Pete 'a , gym, team league include An,ol,a, Clinton. Gloster and Jackson. Saturday night Clinton plays a Centrevflle and Woodvi,lte a Angola. All games get underway at :30 p.m, 2 From Woodville .... Attend Governor's Meeting on Tourism (,Edi'tor's Note: We .a'e in- "debted to Mr. Ernesto Caldeira for the informative i r.eport on the Governor's First ,nnual Conference on Tourism held last week in J.acksonJ Goverror Bill Waller has been concerned about Mississippi's greatest poten'tial ource of revenue. So concered that last week he .called together in J,ackson the First Annual Got- : ernor's Conference on Tottrism. Last year 12% of Mississippi's total tax revenue came rom tourism but it should be double or triple ,that amount. For two days, two lmndred of the s.tate's leaders in the touri'st industry listened to panels of nationwide experts relate sa- .tic.tics and plans of action to further promote travel in the South. The eleven state area of he. Sou,thern states, as ,of last year, ls leading the .nation in tourism dollars but Mississippi is not yet getting its share. As a matter (Continued on PagbS) The Wears Weather Rain Hi LO 0 86 5,5 o 89 58 o 91600 -% 4