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Volume 148 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, May 25, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 51 Ramblers Lose Bid For State Baseball Title Localisms by Lewis... t22.t t"  c..: .:,,,x Url ur.l t-:x t (.,:7"w2-3 ='2 ::l .'2A'2"l (" POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS GEORGE GONDA ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR "In the interest of good gov- ernment, and responsibilities of good citizenship, I. George J. A press release from the Mis- Gouda. am announcing as an slssippi Economic Council this independent cand,idate for ,the week bears some good news and office of Mayor of the Town of Some bad news for Mississippi Woodville. taxpayers. "I was born in Alverton, Penn- We'll relay the good news sylvania and raised in an or- first: the average Federal tax phanage. By working in coal hite for 1974 will be $685 per mines, steel mills, and through Person in Mississippi, the low- an athletic scholarship, I earned est per capi, ta of the 50 states, my deree m Business Educa- 'With the national average being  tlon from Duquesne University. forecast for $1.179 per Ameri- "I have taught for 27 years, can. Citizens of Connecticut are in three differen.t states, and expected to pay the highest pe,r served as coach for 21 of those capita tax. a whopping $1,616 years, 14 of which were in the Per resident. Woodville school. I have span- The bad news: this 1974 Fed- sored recreational a.ctivities in eral tax bill which citizens of the community for 14 years. these United States will be "If you see fit to elect me, Called upon to pay will be up nearly 10 percen,t over the 1973 I will strive to serve you in a figure, fair and impartial manner as We wonder more and moreyour Mayor. Let's all remember how congressmen can continue the cliche, 'Let George do it.'" to have the gall to bewail in- George Gouda flation and the upward spiral of the cost of living for the The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Rambler baseball team dropped a close and hard- fought three-game series to the Humphreys Academy nine for the Academy Conference AA State baseball championship. The .Ramblers won the open- ing game, and then lost two in a row to the tough Rebel nine. average American on one hand LEWIS THANKS VOTERS An insight into the closeness of 'and with the other continue to "I would like to thank all of the series will be gleaned rom DUs,h the yes button for more deficit spending and more and the electors in Woodville who the fact that in the three-game cast their ballots in the two on a sacrifice, and scored what when Jansen singled to open proved to be the winning run[ the inning and moved around on the Ramblers' only error of to .score on 3 walks. With the the game. bases loaded and only one away, Donald Enis went the distance however, the next two batters for WCCA. giving up 6 hits, striking out 12 and walking 3. Winning pitcher Randy Kil- patrick was touched for 4 hits. fanned 11. and walked 8. The Ramblers were charged with 1 error and left 13 men on base, while the Rebels made 3 mis- for what looked like a sure hit, struck out and flied out to end the tuning. The final frame saw the Ramblers naount, another threat when David Smith James M. McCraine I CA Graduation Dies In Centreville I Held May 14 James M. (Tom) McCraine, Graduation exermses for Cen- 77-year-old native and lifelong trevllle Academy were held in ,resident of Centreville. died at the handsome academy gymna- his home there Sunday night, torium on Monday evening, May the victim of a heart attack. 14. with 25 seniors receiving He was ,stricken about 9:15 9.m. diplomas. while watching television, and Following the processional death apparently came almost played by Gary Graves. the in- immediately. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. TueSday from Centre- villa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Quick offi- ciating. Inte,rment was in Oak- lawn Cemetery with Newman Funeral Home in charge and with Hulette Ash. William B. Netterville, Jake Nettles, Carl Ross, Thomas Clay Reed, and William McCraine serving as pallbearers. Mr. McCraine was a member of Centreville United Methodist Church, where he was a fo,rmer vocation was given by Debbie O'Dell. Phillip McKey, saluta- torian welcomed the large group of parents and friend; on be- half of the class and thanked them for their love and help through the school years. Dr. Philip McCarty, professor of Bible at Mississippi College, was the featured speaker for the evening. Following John Anderson's valedictory speech of farewell, Principal Hillery Horne pre- sented the following awa,rds: member of the Administrative The Book Club award to the Board, and was a veteran of senior having the best reading World War I. program during high school He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma McCraine of Cen- treville, longtime correspondent for The Woodville Republican; two daughter, Mrs. R. M. (Wilma) Anders of Zachary, La., and Mrs. R. E. (Hilda) Forten- walked and Jeff Brown followed berry, Jr., of Columbia; one with a single. Bobby Jansen son, Marion Ray McCraine of then stxoked a hard line drive St. Louis, Missouri: and six years resulted in a tie between Dabble O'Dell and Joe Rollins and each was given a copy of Bartlett's Quotations. The UDC awards went to Charles Goolsby, first I place winnex, a gold Jefferson Davis "Stand Fasi, Our Heritage" medal; and Stoney Loftin, sec- ond place winner, the silver aore taxes. I series each team cored just We hear much nowadays]Democratic primaries and extza three runs but the Rebels cues and left 9 stranded. Enis about placing ceilings on prices 'thanks LO my supporters, spaced their scoring to best had 2 singles for WCCA. Shun- and wages, but this tumblel "To my two Democratic op- advantage to win i.t all. non Day and Mike McGraw country editor strongly feels portents. I commend you on After downing the Belzoni added the other Rambler hits. that as far as our nation's the manner in which you con- squad 2-0 there in the opening ]John Hood. and Reed accounted eCOnomy is concerned the top ducted your individual cam- riorlty need is fro" a ceiling on paigns honest and above Cederal spending, the only way board). ,to 'halt runaway inflation in "You have an important deci- this. country, sion to make June 5--the selec- * * * tion of your Mayor for the next The following s.tatement was four years. I have served you 9art of ,an address entitled, as Mayor for four years and am Don't Blame Caesar." by Ed W. proud of our accomplishments, lles. It was rcpri.nted in "The a few being: ......lreeman,, and carried ,a rues- Completion of Neighbbrhood Sage that all of us should take Facility 'to heart for the good .of our Street curbing and guttering but the center fielder scooped i,t up on the fly and doubled the runner off second base to quell the rally. Donald Enis again went the game, the Ramblers hosted the l for 4 of the 6 Rebel hits. distance for the Ramblers, thus Humphreys nine here last Wed- ! In the big game for all the hurling 16 innings of fine ball nesday and came out on the marbles, which wa played on in two days. He gave up 2 runs short end of a 1-0 score in an Thursday on neutral. Chum,bar- on 3 hits. struck out 9 and grandchildren. Beverly Carol, medal. James Henry, and Brant M. Betsy Field received the Wood- Anders, Zachary, Rodney Eugene men of the World award for Fortenberry, Columbia an d excellence in American History. James Kendrick and Jack Alex- ander McCraine, St. Louis. 125 Graduate At WCTS Tuesday Cheryl Schrimpf was the re- cipient of the Jenny Lowry Award for excellence in English. John Anderson received the Balfour Award and The Reader's Digest Award. extza inning game which saw!lain Hunt field in Port Gibson, the Rebels puih across an un-IRebels ,Randy Kilpatrick and earned run in the ninth frame iBuddy Durr slammed ,fourth- to cinch the victory, thing homers over the left field After eight innings of score- I wall for the 2 xuns which proved less play, the visitors' first, base- I to be the final margin or vic- man Jim Reed came Lo hal in tory. the first of he ninth ,and In the sixth inning the Ram- stroked a single, vent to second blers fought back to tally 1 run walked 1. Bobby Kilpatrick was Mr. Horne announced athletic .the winning pitcher, giving up A total of 125 seniors received scholarships for Bill James, II, 1 run on 4 hits. fanning 5 and their high school .diplomas in o^.,, ......... ..... ouuwv.Sl; ounlor tJonege, anct walking 5. Each team was lmpre,ssve graauating exercises .................... .............. nnnp mcey, MISSISSIppi tae charged with I error. The Ram- nmo at wimlnson wouny Tram- "'niv i" blers left 8 men on base and . u ers ty. ing School on Tuesday night o] the Rebels only 3. Bobby Jensenthis week. had 2 h.tts for WCCA, and Brown I A complete list of he Senior Schedule List--d g,,r' and Enls had 1 each. ]Class of 1973 at WCTS follows, I , .v I Local Garbage P,ck unWl1h * denoting Honor Roll stu- [ dents: I I-- ch'aracter, not to mention the Construction of new sewex health of the nation. He said: treatment facility Three Wrecks Reported Local Man Rescued  " ' r Whenever one man ets some- Major mprovements to ou 'hing wi,thout earning it, some ilan,!iquated gas system: . hex man has to earn some- The moove were ,the maor In Area; One Man Tuesday Morning hing without getting it. That expenditures for the past four la morally wrong and any ha- years. The cost of the above Taken Into Custody After Boat Accident tion built on that kind of phi- was approximately $700,000, of Roosevelt Adams was taken Tillery Johnson of Woodville losoPhy is headed for trouble which we have an indebtedness because the real irony of this of approximately $110,000. I into custody Friday night after spent some anxious hours up a Is that the man who pays consider this to be a very sound a high-speed chnse and a wreck [ boattree MondaYoverturnednig.htand aftermaroonedhiS nthiag actually pay,s the high- fiscal responsibility since we that led to his eventual arrest. collected only approximately Wilkinson County Sheriff's destructioneSt 'price Olaf allhis character'tbrugh andthe $60,00.0 in taxes during this four Deputies Waldo Welch and Le- elf-respec,t." ,year period, mire Ashley are reported to have T "I have served you honestly, seen the subject leaving a beer l' here was. an old .woman who fairly, and as capably as I could, joint south of Woodvillc at a ved in a'shoe. She had so re,arts' If you see fit to reelect me I high rate of speed. When they will continue to serve you in attempted to stop the subject, hildrento $SA72.her welfare check came ,this manner. In this manner I he fled south on the Jackson, ......... .earnestly seek your vote and La., road. The deputies ,gave support." chse with lights and siren, I.ocal Nine Wins Sincerely, and Adams is reported to have Marvin N. Lewis traveled some three miles, often Babe Ruth Opener on the wrong side of the road. The " At that point in the chase he a Woodville Feliciana Bab.e I TEMPLETO N ANNOUNCES lost control of his vehicle on _ '.eague eam won mmr. ening game of the new sea-]FOR CENTREVILLE BOARD a curve, went into the ditch, hen traveled ac,ross 'the road un ,here last Friday night, I ............ ,-: and struck an embankment. uo'Wnln i WOUlO llKe tO taKe . ti " g the St. Franciswille NR-I ' The car then turned over, slid ' Onals 23-19 in a free-scoring: pprtunity to officially an- affair. The three-hour game' nounce my candidacy for Al'der- town the road. and caught fire. man in the Town of Centreville. The deputies managed to pull spent some 14 hours clinging to Champ Clark Dies In Tractor Accident Champ Clark, 44. biologist with the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission, was killed on Tuesday of last week in a trac- tor accident while discing on the new game preserve now him that afternoon, according under construction near Hale- to the Wilkinson County sheriff's office. Johnson was fishing in the backwater near Fort Adams when his boat overturned in swift water near a log drift about 5 p.m. He was unable to right the boat. so spent an un- comfortable nigh,t in some willow *rees. Johnson's family notified the sheriff's office early Tuesday morning after he failed to re- turn home from fishing, and a search party led by Sheriff H. B. McGraw found his Jeep shortly after daylight. A short time later, they heard Johnson's call for help and found him in a clump of trees, where he had Henry Alexander, Diane An- drews, *Edward Douglas An- thony, Jr.. *Joan, Anthony, Theodore Howar d Anthony, *Jacq ueline Faye Arbutnot, Thomas Lee Bailey, Clark Rogers Baker[ Josephine Barnes, *Patsy Marle Barnes, Burnell H,wkins Bell, Eugene Bell. *Barbara Jean Bethley, Bertha Lee Beth- hurst. A native of Liberty, Clark lay, *Linda Joyce Boyd, *Row- had been a commission am- ena Marie Brooks, * Pat Cavln Woodville 'superin- tendent of utilities, thls week announced the following sched- ule of 'garbage pickup for the newly-acquired municipa gar- bage truck: Monday morning: Residential area, West Street .and all west of that street. Monday afternoon: Business district. Tuesday morning: Resideniaal ployee since 1965. He was a vet- I Luvans Brown, Dora Jean Burns, eral of Marine Corps service in lChico Byrd, *Debra Lynn Camp- World War II. ]belt, Essie Gertrude Chisholm, Funeral services were held] Hamp Clark, III, Joyce Ann from Liberty Methodist Church Collins, *Barbara Ann Conrad, on May 17 with the Rev. Aubrey Louise Cosey, Samuel Lee Dal- Smith and the Rev. R. L. Wel- lington officiating, and inter- ment was in Liberty Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home in char, ge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Jean Bradshaw Clark of Liberty; one son, Cul,len Clark, Liberty; his mother, Mrs. Zelma Clark, Gloster; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Statham of Jackson. He was a nephew of I H. E. Smith and Harold Smith lot this county. area east of West St, Tuesday afternoon: Business district. Wednesday: Business district only. 1 ton, Benjamin Davis, *Mary I Thursday morning: West St. Lou Davis, Bobble Jean Dawson, land west residential area. *Dabble Kay Dennis, John Ed- I Friday morning: Relsdential ward Dorsey, Jr., *Matthew area east of West St. Earls, Willie Earls, Brenda I Friday afternoon: Business Marie Fisher, Ernest Franklin, district. Herman ugust Freeman, Carl Saturday morning: Business Alustra Goodrich, *True Love district, Granger, *Debra Jean Harden, I Anna Mac Harris, Lawrence I Tim Harris, Warren Edward IPINE HILLS DYB GAMES Harris, Henry Lee Harrison,[- *Clifton Lee Hawkins, He,bert R H Michael Holloway, Lillian Jack- Friday, May 18 'W a total of 42 runs scored on :hits; 34 errors were charged 26 walks given to set some t of a local record. tl f( I seek only to improve our WOOdville had 14 hits. made errors, and walked 11, while te Saints had 7 hits, committed errors and walked 15. Kelth C0arty started on the mound town; and, if elected, I wil,1 strive to achieve the improve- merits needed. I ask for your vote and your support." John C. Templeton Fire r% _J_ Answers Two b: 'r the locals and was replaced uep. I  BUbba Geter, who got credit Alarms the Week )r win. Wayne Wheeler uur,ng Cars bhewerelOSing pitcher. Top hit- by Bill Catchings, Jr. 'f: Steve Ferguson with . ur 4 and McCarty with 2 for taWdville will hoar Clinton is Friday night, ffack Saturday. and plays at I the Ernest Whi.te family and a "/"" i second fire did only slight dam- age to a dwelling occupied by w000000,,Weather i william Falter. The fire that destroyed the White residence was called in ate " Rain Hi Lo I to .the fire department some- time after 11 p.m. last Thursday. Firemen answered promptly, but Vhe house 'was already engulfed in flames befare the truck ecl -  ', vay 16 0 80 "54 lrl .,May 17 0 81 52 . ", May 18 0 83 55 ?at, _' ay 19 0 84 62 u., May 20 Tr 85 64 "012 . ', May 21 0 86 6 ue., May 22 0 88 66 Dally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m, Adams from the flaming auto- the branches. mobile and extinguish .the blaze ..... He was taken into custody and was charged, with reckless driv- ing, speeding and resisting. arrest. Two wrecks we,re also handled by resident Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer H. N. Jansen. Jr. over the ,weekend. Patrohnan Jansen reported an accident at Sigmon's Store on Highway 61 north involving John Wisher. A wreck also occurred at the truck scales on Highway 61 south when a Baton Rouge .man struck and killed a doe as the deer attempted to cross the highway. There we,re no human injuries involved, the officer said. The Wood,villa Fire Depart- Route 1. Crosby, and Alf,red Smith of Woodville. No injurie, s merit answered two fire alarms during the week. A dwelling fire were reported and no other de- in the Sugar Hill neighborhood tails of the accident were avail- dest,royed a house occupied by able. wires lying on the ground The fire at the Felte, r resi- dence took place before dawn Saturday morning and was caused by a rug that had been laid over a floor furnace. Falter sounded ,the alarm but managed it took 'some time for the fire to control the fire himself. The ran.chad the location. The fire department did manage to keep the :blaze from spreading to several nearby houses, although (St Temperatures 5 D.m to be put out because of a flare- blazing rug had already been theatistics- furnished courtesy of ing gas line that ran into the ]disposed of whelx the fire de- Miss. Forestry Commission.) house and l'ive electric pmrtment reached the scene, Win Awards At State Jaycee Meet The Woodville Jaycee and Jaycette chapters won high honors at the state convention of the two organizations held in Tupelo last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ragsdale, outgoing presidents of the local chapters, are shown displaying some of lhe awards received. The Woodville Jaycces won "Outstanding Project of the Year" for sponsoring the Babe Ruth tournament here; a certifi- cate for being a 1,000 point club; and a certificate for "Excellence in External Programming." The local Jayeettes were named No. 2 Chapter in the State and also received a cup for assistance with the Jaycees' scrapbook through the efforts of Mrs. Calvin Cage in doing outstanding work in covering all Jaycee projects with photographs and newspaper stories. son, Cynthia Ann James, Rob- ert Lee Jefferson, Leonard John- son, Matthews Johnson, Jr., Melvin D. Johnson, Edna Mac Jolla, Mack Henry J611a, Isaac Jones, Edward James Lacey, Jr., Emma Jean Lacey, Freddie Lacey, *Mary Alice Lackley, *Alberta Lee, ***Loretta Mac Lewis, *Frances Lewis, *Annie Crosby 14 11 Centreville 5 4 Keith Smith WP, TerlT Mann LP. Liberty 7 7 Oloster 2 4 Dale Caston WP, Randy Seal LP. Monday, May 21 Centreville 12 12 Mac Maiden, Thelma Maiden, Woodville **Lizzie Mac Martin, Mandy McDonald, Douglas McFarland Harrison McKenzie. Mary Lee McPipe, *Mary Deloris Mc- Quater, William Edward Mealey, Prentlss Minor, *Defronla Mon- roe, *Linda Ann Palmer, Rose Mae Parker, Mose Perkins, Jr., Linda Ann Johnson Pipers, Calester Dennis Grover Porter, Jr., *Emma Jean Porter, Harry Edward Prater, Woodrow Price, Jr.. Evangelean Riley, Bernard 0 1 Tommy Whittington WP, Carl Ray Cavin LP; Grand slam HR Gary Curm. Liberty 12 8 Crosby 3 6 Chuck Van Norman WP, Curtis Lanehart LP; HR Dale Caston 2, Will Westbrook 1. vaster Thompson. Joyce Ann Tolliver, Larry Darnell Tolliver, Brutus Galelea Vaughns, Eunlce Deloris Vaughns, William Bar- Robinson. Elmo Ross, Jr., Sam- nard Vaughns, Betty Jean Veals, uel Lee Ross, Nancy Laverne *Jacqueline Davis Victor, Earn- Russell, *Betty Beatrice Scott, est Lee Walker, Jr, Judy Levine Edna Louise Scott, *Terry Scott, I Ware, *Dyann Washington, Earl *Mildred Seiber, Sampson Sel- t Dean Washington, * C o r d el 1 rage, *Linda Dean Singleton. Webb, *Diana Webb, Bessie Leon Slan, Richard 'Lee Small-IOertrud e Wells. *Dian Williams. wood, Tommy Smith. Cleveland] Gloria Deloris Williams, *Marl- Golden Spencer, Jr., Brist Cor-ilyn Marie Williams, Romel Wil- lyle Stewman Mary Ella Stovatl, lliams Owendolyn Wilson. *My- Augustine SulUvan, Prince Ann tris Lee Wilson, Seymour Wil- Sullivan, Brenda Ann Tomlo-[son, III, Willia Wyatt, Jr., John son, Pearlean Thompson, Syl- Henry YoUng.