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I MISSISSIPPI OUTLOOK by Paul Pittman The passing of the classic old race-baiting, rip-snorting guber- natorial election campaigns m Mississippi, bemoaned in private by some old pols, must now be accepted as ,an accomplished fact. Looking back. the 1963 guber- natori,al race ha's to be regarded as the last .of the b ones. An2, ten years ao t,.is month. that campaign hsd taken shaoe. The Woodville Republican, Woodville, MississioM tograph of the bed in which Kennedy wa.s supposed bo have slept when he spent the night ,in the Governor's Mansion in 1957 while visiting Guy. J. P. Coleman. Lt. Guy. Johnson. on the other hand. capitalized on his presence on the Ole Miss campus when Mississippi's racial polarization and finally the total desegrega- tion of public facilities in the state all c.ame in the ten years that followed. The 1987 governor's race. as well as subsequent election, have almost compIetely avoided the racial issue The focus, in- Fed?al Marshal James P. Me-[.stead. has been on domestic is- torch) Mason and Charles Sul- Shane and the Nejro studen't.lsues like taxation and high- Hvan. the Clarksdale attorney James Meredith. had beenlways. I who had flashed onto the po- litical scene in the first race for governor in 1959 The issue was fore-ordained from the outset. It was to be tbe grate of Mississippi versus the federal government and the then P,ated President of ,the Unitod States. J,hn F. Kennedy. Sullivan, in an early television turned away. Historians will proably write A widely, circulated piece of of this past decade as one or Johnson campaign literature/the most,ttrbutent and signlfi- showed Jaohnson face-to-(,ace! cant for Mi.ssissippi since Civil wth Marshal McSbane, h, is War days. (Johnson's) raised fist appar-. But f, er perversely nostaligic entlv clenched in a gesture of o15 newsmen.who covered that defiance decade of cPan.e, events today On the stumn, the Lt. Our. in Mississippi have a quality pulled out all the stops. In a about them that, by comparison, *destined in its final execution broadcast, brought to bring boiling to the surface all the historic frustfations and resent,mnts of white. MtssissiD- p,ns, who were witnessing so- cial cbanes thev had encour- aged thor prlitcal leaders to flht with vitrolic rhetoric for t'he issue into focus. On that program, 'e replayed t,aues of a 1960 peech Coleman ,had made. praising trennedy tthen a candid,ate for president} as a m,an who under- stood the pr'oblems of the South a man with whom Co]eman second primary speech in the 'last hours of the campaign, Johnson told a cheering crow.d in Jackson's Poin.dexte Park that NAACP stood for "sitters, apes. alligators, coons and pos- su,ms." Given the temper of the times. more than a century, In rerrosnect, the trend had already zotten underway. But. it was the bitter clash over the desegregation of the University of Mississ4ppi in the fall of 1962 that set the stage for the 1063 campaign. The lineup of c,andldates was ,abbreviated by Mississippi stand- ords. The list included former Guy. ft. P. Coleman. Lt. Guy. could intervene personally .to the trauma of Jocial change, aid "M*ssissippi. and t.he absence .of black +oters As the program concluded, a in any numbers, the outcome Coleman campaign aid tufned to A. F. Summer. ,the campaign marager, and remarked "That winds us up." The st.atement proved to be a prophetic one. And. in,deed it was. The major eandida.tes hmmered away at Coleman's friend, ship with the Kennedys. One Paul Johnson ws predictable. Johnson was elected and served a term in which he dis- tinguished himself, ironically as a racial moderate, .and a unique- ly progressive chief executive. The fe'st is hist;ory. Registra- tion of black voters, three dis- rtptive national Democratic Paul J.ohnson, Rober.t F. (Blow- advertisement oontained a pho- is placid and bland. REVIVAL SERVICES Shiloh Full Gospel Church in Centreville will be having spe- cial revival services from May 21 through May 23. Rev. Roy Stockstill. pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, will be the 's,peaker (,or these sovices.. They will begin each night at 7:30. In 1911., Lo A,ngeles became .the first U. S. city to appoint women to its police force, h,irlng them to protect young girls and ,prevent or minimize social evils such ,as the sale of convention,s which focused on liquor to minors. FARMERS EXCHANGE BANK ATIONALBANK ;Et CONTEST WINNERS -- Two tudents a.t Mississippi State College far Women have placed .econd and hirr in the 1973 Mississippi Persuasive Speaking Contest held at Mississippi College Sandra Wicks. left, of Sturis Ky., shows off her second-place trophy to third-place winner Judy Hammack of Woodville. Mi:ss Ham- mack, a junior majoring in English is the daughte of Mrs. Ellis M. Hammock of Woodville. From The Files Of. The Republican "Backward, turn backward. Oh Time, in thy flight .... " 1 l ...... ,lllllel,,ll.l,,ll,l$1llllllll,l,lllllllllll I  I 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. Dudley Hopson returned here the firs_t of the week after a visit ,to her fmily in Flora. Mrs Margie Row and MRS.. w. V. Morris. Jr.. spent several days ]n New Orleans the first. of this week. Mrs. Fred J. Martens Chi:mro ar, d Mrs. J. or Eummit w e r e a'ue't of Mr. and Mrs. Au: MaTten on Wednesday. Mrs. G'eorze McGill on the pat, Sunday from Macon. Ga.. where 8lae h,d .'-et the past three She stopped over in, Orlean,s. cn route home Mr and Mrs. Kirk Sanders a short stay. Mrs. Sidney M. Rothschild iS expected here this weekend 0, j:in her husband in this, old home town. She is the long trio from Los by car. stopping over in shreve' :ort. La.. to see her and his family. When she Mr. Roths'child end .their here, they expect to go to Jersey for a stay in the Perrytown News rf their oldest daughter. Mrs. Maxwell Bramlette the la'tter part of the iVr. and Mrs. T. E. Crumholt week in Jackson and was ace' and son. Tally Boy, and grand- companied home Friday daughter, little Kristi Hays, of bY Senator Bramlette, 11 Ba,ton Rcuge pent Mother's sen.ate .having had i, ts Day with their parents, Mr. adjournment at that time, and Mrs. Willie Hazlip. by her ,mot,her. Mrs. Ruth cur Miss Dorothy Adams accom- nin_ham of Brooksville. whO partied by her aunt. Mrs. Hazel now her 'hou guest. Haelip, spent the weekend with her parents. Mr. and ,Mrs. L. 50 YEARS AGO ,. Adams, in Belzoni. A meeting will be held at lriends o.f Mr. Walter Cavin court house i,n Woodville will be happy t,o know tha.t he urday afternoon. April 21st, is doing fine after having eye 2 o'clock, fbr t.he purpose surgery in New Orlean:s last week. We wish him a complete deciding as t,o whether or a creamery station is to recovery, located in Woodville. Miss Lynn Perry visited her and others interested are pa.renhs, Mr. and Mrs. Shad gently reoue'sted to be Perry, in Natchez last weekend, at ,the time mentioned. Mrs. Emma Perry and, Mr. Pbaroah Perry visited Mr. and Mr. Murdock Schloss of Mrs. H. B. Huff in Natchez ver. Colorado. w'ho h,as Tuesday. spending the 'Past three ,Mr. and Mrs. James Anders here on a visit to his and children of Na,tchez visited- Mr. and Mrs. Lee C. Mr. and Mrs. Jewel And.ers Sat- left Monday at noon for urday in Illinois where he had Mrs. Nina Stuedivant spent nss engagements before last week in Natchez visiting turnln to his home in Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thompson Mrs. Schlos.s and little dau and Mr: ,and Mrs. Raymond who .are also here on a Sturdivant. accompanied him as far Mrs. Kenneth Leake and chil- Baton Rouge where they dren. Kenny, Cliff..and Jeannie. spending ,the week as guests of Clayton. La.. are spendin Mrs. Chas Maas. some ,time with her parents. Mr. 75 YEARS AGO and Mrs. Barney Hazlip, after 'baying to leave thei,r home due Mr. R,cbt. Smith. to the high water, the Chickasaw Co,, Mr. and Mrs Clifton Etheridze Memphis. was here on and daughter, Carolyn. of Me- in the interest of his firm. Comb and Mr. and Mrs. ,lvin Mr. C. A. Chisholm, who Perry, Jr.. of N, atchez visited been away in Louisiana for their narents. Mr. and Mrs. El- time past, returned to ,his v'in Perry, Sunday. on l,st Monday evening. Guests in the home of Mr. looks as natural as ever and Mrs, Barney Hazlip Sunrtay his many friends are truly were Mr. Julius Leake of Jack- t.o see him. Mr. Chisholm tS son. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Orso candidate fox Marshal. of Crosby, Mrs. Dorothy Th,omp- Hen. J. A. Redhead sen and Mrs. Annie SturdivantlMonday evening in our rowan of Natchez, and Mrs. Normalthe guest of Mr. G. J. Adams. Leake arid childon of Cl.ayton, La. I Miss Evelyn Thompson of Favette ,and Miss Lvnn Percy I were overnig:ht guests of ,their randmother, Mrs. Emma Perry, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cavin and Mr. Louis Arnold visited Mr. and Mrs. Pharoa,h Penry. Other uests during the week were Mr. and Mrs. Elton Perry o.f ,Gonzales. La.. Mr. and Mrs. fllN Micky Perry and children, and KEEP COOLALL Mr. and Mrs. Morris Nettles of Silver Creek. We .extend ou,r sympathy to the R, ush,ln,g family of Crosby VO m,, in the loss of their loved one, ,o, Mr. Robm, t Rushing, who was 'r'l 'O[  killed i.n an automobile accident las.t Thursday near his home. r,3 ui k ,, (3011111  I Complete " ' INSURANCE C h. all ' ,la ,t 'rl overage =,,..,, ..,: ,. Protection PLUS ,im,l ' Serv|ce! ADD / Oulllty, H depes,JUIiJ'y at.ld t, Be Sure------ m,ttel yem me --ln=ure With =,rod, no FOSTER Insurance Agency 888.4362, Woodville