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May 25, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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Page 4 The Woodville RepubliCan, Woodville, Mississlrpl , ................................................ ; I A st,rong point in their applica- ! William D. (Billyl Mounger, a , .  :i I Jackson banker independent oil , 1.1.,',.,to operator, and, coin cidcntally, a -",;:''" '!" top Republican fund raiser has i TM .... by Paul Pittman a 40 percent interest in Dixie. and will become station man- ager if his group wins. The long .fight over who will'as Civic Communications, Inc. In addition, his chief execu- control lucrative c.hannel three (CCI) was granted interim op- rive proposed rot the station is television (WLBT) in Jackson cration of the television station. 'Talmadge 'Perils, Jr.. a black may be nearing an end. But. They stipulated at the time that:personnel management expert at the best, it will probably be they would not apply for the who distinguished himself with more tkan two years before the permanent license, and that .the Mississippi Employment Se- issue is finally settled. 'Jthei, r profits would be channeled curity Commission be,fore mov- For, in spite of .a ruling by to non-profit organizations m- ing on to a top personnel slot a Federal Communications Cam- volved in educational broadcast with a Jackson area industry. mlsston administrative law judge activities, primarily in Missis- More than that. Dixie Na- recently that Dixie National sippi, tional's proposed programming Boadcasting Company should At this point five different was put together by Jackson have the franchise, other appli- groups filed applications for the State College's Ma, rgaret Walker. cants seeking it are certain to vacated license franchise, author of "Jubilee," and Thomas by Bill Catchings, Jr, fight to the bitter end. To achieve its purpose, CCI Hal Phillips, also an author of The whole case i;s a landmark revamped the station's program- note and former president of Gerard C. Brandon was born one, extending back more than m];ng, though it had al'eady Dixie Na, tional Life Insurance in September of 1788. on Selma a decade. In fact, at its outset, changed considerably unde new Company. I' Plantation. which lies about nine miles from Natchez. He the ease was the first in the management installed by Lamar Three other groups, Civic / nation which .turned around tte Life. In addition, they brought'Communications Corp., Jackson] was the eldest child of Gerard basic question of whether a in Bill Dilday, a television ex-'Television, Inc., and Channel 9,1 Brandn" an Engll,.shman who television station was adequately ecutive from Boston. Mass He Inc., are.all still in the picture. I thefUghtAmericanfr theRevo]ution.COlonies during serving the black community, is the only black television sta- Whet.her they will pursue the / ,Reams of news copy and sev- tion manager in the nation. eral doctoral dissertations have At any rate. the outlook at been written about the intri- this point is that the fight for Visit Grave Of Governor Brandon cute battle by Lamar Life[contxol of lhe channel will be be seen. Broadcasting Company to re- pursued to the end. Although But the case is a significant rain the franchise to channel it is doubtful that Lamar Life one for Mississippians. who, like three, a property estimated to ,Broadcasting Company can re- television viewers in the rest of be worth from $7 to $10 million, lgain the license, their lease the nation, tend to be in fl,u- Lamar Life lost the franchise I arrangemen.t with CCI foe the enced, perhaps more than they after .being challenged at re-} equipment and facilities brings realize by what they see and newal time by the United lin $30.000 monthly, hear on their television sets. Church of Christ and others. I And, if appeals are pursued That was after the Ole Miss through the FCC. the Circuit desegregation crisis of 1962 Court of Appeals of Washing- GOSPEL SINGING AT when station manager Fred ton. D. C.. and finally to the Beard, whose ultra-conservative U. S. "Supreme Court. the value NORWOOD CItURCH MAY 28 political views were well known, of that lease would far exceed Gospel singing featuring the personally t0ok over direction the considerable costs of the Melody Makers from Gulfport of the news department's cover-i legal fight, will .be presented on Saturday, age of the federal-state crisis. [ At this point, it appears thaL May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Norwood When the FCC finally de-iDixte National has perhaps the Baptist Church, Norwood. La. clared the franchise vaca, ted, a lbest chance to finally win the Admission is free and the public Jackson-based group operating license on a permanent basis, is invited. bears the governor's name is broken in hall, and several of the other graves inside the old brick wall have been molested Mars Hill News Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Decker of Port Jervis. N .. moved into their new home in Gloster last week We are happy to have them near again. Mrs. Decker is the rermc Miss Ahna Felt:'r. Friday, May 25. 7973 Nal,ehz were dinner guest:s of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arnold last Thm'sday. We are sorry to hear that Mrs. Janie Nettles i: sick and wish her :in ear]y recovery, Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cavin during the weekend vere Mrs. Matth, Wlfitehead of Mr. Walter Cuvin came i]ome N:ttchez. M)', and Mrs, Clyde Thursday after spending a week Nettles qnd Mrs. Ruth Nettles in Eye, Ear. No>:e and Throe{ anrl {,hJldren of Silver Creek. Mr. Hospital in New Orleans for eye and Mr:s. Pharoah Perry of surgery. Mrs. Cavin was there Perrytown, Mr. and Mrs. Rus:-:el with him. We wish him a quick Ford of Woodville. and Mrs. and complete recovery. 8allie Cuvin. Mr. and Mrs. Gene lVlr, and Mrs. Jim Garrison PrRchard and children, and Mr. of Baton Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. anl Mrs. Steve Cox and baby. Claud Johnson of Perrytown, Mr, and Mrs. Louis Arnold and Mr. Aaron Ashley of Glos- vitiled Mr. and Mrs. Gordon ter were Sunday guests e.f Mr. Rymer in oset, l,a Sunday. and Mrs. Kcnnon Ashley and Mary. 1VLr. and Mr, s. Theodore Smith of Kingston were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arnold. Mr. Clarence Cavln and boys by g, rave robbers searching for of Baton Rouge were Saturday money. Many years ago the guests of his mother. M,'s. Sallie graves were filled with cement Cavin. Mrs. Eddie Faye Perry of Natchez was a Sunday guest of her prents. Mr. and Mrs. Eddy to keep th bcdies from being disturbed La:t Tuesday, the grave site In the t820's Gerard C. Bran- legal fight with the vigor .ex-ldon was elected to several state was visited by three historians Murray, and Nelwyn and Rob. roaacasrmg petted of Lama,r , offices, While serving as Lieu- from the State Department of Mrs. Mottle Whitehead and and Dixie National remains to tenant Governor. he filled out Archives and History. The ,par- daughter. Mrs. Paul Cothren. of TO SERVE YOU BETTER the unexpired terms of Gover- nor Holmes and G,cvernor Leake. In 1827 he was elected Govecnor of the State of Mississippi, be- coming Mississippi's first native- born governor. At the end of his term, he declined a position as U. S. Senator, Governor Bran- don died ,on March 22. 1850, at his Columbian Springs Planta- tion near Fort Adams. The grave of Mississippi's county superwsor in charge of iose of their visit was to detex- mine if the grave of Mississippi's tainly qualify for the program, I first native-born governor qual- official word has not been given. ified for a program which allows It is not known when the res-i the state to restore neglected toration project would bgin[  cemeteries of historic impor- should the Brand.on Cemetery I tance be accepted. I According to Bill Wright, who led the group, if the site is found to be neglected and is important. to the history of this state, the the district in which the ceme- tery is located ,will be authorized to restore .and maintain the cemetery as an historic site While Mr. Weight mentioned that he thought the last resting place of Missl,asippi's first ha- first native-born governor now lies in an almost-forgotten graveyard in .the hills south of Pond. Mississippi. Despite efforts of the Brandon family to keep the little cemetery up, it is now enveloped in a thick blanket of vegeta.tton. The stone which tive-born governor would cer- ,4rchaeoloffists e,r'avatinff an Indian too#rid at Ihe Grand Gulf Nuclear Slaliotl ,'ile part  the thorough enviro,unemal st}tdy in comlection with tile project. .. . - . MP&L plans more than a power plant at Grand Gulf. We're planning for a cleaner environment. The people of M P&L, like most Mississippians, value a clean environment . . . and they're working to help keep it that way. In the construction of all their generating stations they have employed a scientific, imaginative, and thoroughly professional attitude toward protecting our natural resources. At Grand Gulf, where MP&L proposes to build Mississippi's first nuclear generating station, that attitude is ah'eady evident. Extensive environmeotal studies, costing some one million dollars, are being made in the interest of ecological protection. Experiences at nuclear plants already in o,,eration have shown tt nuclear fuel is among mankind's tie an(st sources ofenei'y. The effect on water and air is being kept in mind in planning the plant. Cooling towers will be used to disperse waste heat to the atmosphere rather than to the river. Neither the water nor the air will be harmed. The plant will be built according to the most stringent safety regulations. 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