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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Localisms From The Files Of The Republican by Lewis "Backward, turn backward, • • • Oh Time, in thy flight .... " 25 YEARS AGO We are sure that we are ex- Pressing the sentiments of , Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Landers of runny, many Woodvillians when !Starkville and Mrs. C. M. Craig 'We state pleasure and pride at and Mrs. D. M. Adkins of Helena, the outstanding success of the ]/rk.. were weekend guests at Davis Family Reunion held here i the home of their brother-in- last weekend Never have we law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. S. seen an undertaking of the mug-  E. Chambers. nitude and scope of this ob- Mr. Morris Huff and Mr. Carl servance more efficiently and mOothly accomplis.hed. The pro- [ Treppendahl motoxed over to birt.hday festivities held on i McComb Monday to attend ttUrday, the service at St. 'the zone meeting of the Lion's Paul's Church on Sunday, and Club• Only the secretaries and the reception which followed at,] presidentsthisOf themeeting.Lion's Club RO,e ' .s mon were all outstandingly i a'ttended SUccessful, enjoyable, and most Mrs. Annis Dooley left on informative for all who at-,Tuesday to spend several days tended• l in New Orleans visiting friends. The fact that Woodville re- I Mr. and Mrs. Svend Treppen- eelved brief but favorable ha- dahl spent Wednesday of this tlonwide publicity via the CBS week on a business trip to New television network was really Orleans. icing on the cake and a crown- ! Dr. C. E. Catchings expects lng reward for all who worked'to spend Wednesday and Thurs- so hard to assure the success day of next week in Jackson in of this major undertaking, attendance at the annual We feel a very real sense of meeting of the Mississippi Personal as well as civic indebt- Medical Association. edness to the two fine gentle-I Mr. and Mrs. Pel Pharos have eu who were primarily re- recenly bought the Gil.bert Sim- sDOnsible for this very real marts home on Highway 24, now feather in the cap of our com-loccupied bF Mr. and Mrs. tunity -- Percival Beacroft and i Charles Whittington. They ex- lrnesto Caldeira. In our humble pect to move into their new stl*raation the arrival of these home within the next few o is about the best thing that months. as happened to Woodville in Mrs. J. R. Hamilton, Miss Lula runny a year! Their enthusiasm, I Magruder and iVrs. C. G. Me- ability, f, riendly and cheerful! Gehee motored to Jack:son raanne.r, and their obvious love ISunday where they were joined for their new second home never by Mrs. Graver Thames of ceases to impress this writer. Shreveport• They' spent the In addition to .the two afore-Ta, fternoon in Brookhaven as ald organizers and hosts for j gue,ts of friends. %he reunion, we would also like express commendations to 50 YEARS AGO vaVious organizations and Ml, ..H.L. Belt, who is now cliViduals who .gave o freely located at Wayside Stare, was of their time and talents in a business visitor to Woodville Woodville, Mississippi 39669 POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS "Through this media I wish to express my thanks o all the people who voted for and sup- ported me. "It is with the deepest hu- mility ,and gabitude that I assume this responsibility. I feel confident ,that with the help of God and the cooperation of all the citizens, the next our years will show much progress•" Sincerely, George J, Gonda "To the good people of Wood- ville that suppe,rted me Thanks. It ,was a pleasure serving you for the past 16 years. "I would like to thank the Board of Aldermen for their ,accomplishments the past four years. This was the most pro- gressive board that I have had the opportunity to serve with. You made it possible by leasing our electric system ,to MP&L to have funds available to operate our town and also to secure our first new industry• You con- Friday, June 8, 1973 -- . First Davis Family Reunion Held At Rosemont Mrs, Jane Kempe Farrar Wood of Biloxi, senior member of the Davis family attending last Sunday's reunion, cuts the birthday cake with a sword presented Col. Davis by Congress at the end of the Mexican War. Woodville has always been touring the family home and proud of lresident Jefferson cemetery, now open to visitors Davis. On his birthday the past as an historic house museum. Shnday, June 3. Woodville wel- I They also visited many of the comed 86 Davis descendants Woodville Pilgrimage homes and back home to the first Davis Established In 1824 Mrs. R. T. Watson Dies Early Thursday rs. R. T. Watson, fig-year-old Wilkinson Coun,ty n.ative and longtime Woodville resident, died in Field Memorial Ha'spiral in Centreville early last Thursday morning, the victim of an ap- parent heart attack. Funeral services were held from the Woodville Christian Number 1 got acquainted with their many structed the Neighborhood Fa- family reunion ever held. [cousins. cllity to provide recrea'tion for Rosemont Plantation, built by i A ]ate afternoon party under low income families. You con- Davis' in, thor and the family the moss draped live oak trees structed a new sewage reat- home for almost a century, was in the Rosemont yrd was the ment plant to protect the health the setting for most of the re- prelude to a family dinner and of our community. You curbed union activities. On Sunday at- dance that evening, where and guttered some of our most ternoon the descendants joined awards were given to the oldest traveled streets. You provided with friends from the entire and the youngest and ,the ones a .top notch police force that country in a program at St. who traveled the furtherest. is second to none m small towns. I Paul's Episcopal Church cam- I Following the lunch and pro-, For a good job well done, I memorating the birthday of gram at St. Paul's on Sunday, say thank you. -- Your electors Jefferson Davis. U.S. Congress-leveryon e returned to Rosdmont Lewis New Presiden disagreed and expressed them-: man, U.S. Senator. U.S. So,re- selves by firing 2/3 of you that tary of War. President C.S.A.,I where 84-year-old Mrs. Jane , Kempe Farrar Wood of Biloxi, WCCA Board Directors offered ,to continue your service, i author, and American patriot. the enior descendant in at- "I have been aware of the St. Paul's. this year celebrating tendance The annual business meeting : . cut ,the huge birthday fact that some of our citizen's its, 150th anniversary, w,as where cake with a sword that had of patrons of Wilkinson County have been unhappy with my the Davis family worshipped, been presented to Col. Jefferson Christian Academy was held on Provost of term as your Mayor. I have Dr. lrank Vandiver, . ..... Davis .by a gra,teful U.S. Con- Monday n.ight of this week at the academy ,gymnasium with done my best to make all of Rice University and Chm na-.gress in 1846 ,at the end of the i about 140 present. you happy--I have made a_ visory Editor of the 25 vomme Mexican War. racer of The Pa ors of Jet effort to help this 7 year resi p ] . 'P -I One of the first to o-m'le I Following a business report by dent but an official, of anobher ferson Davi's," gave ,the principal  o..,,t.,. ,- ,,,, ,., v,/.outK0ixg ' 9..,.P:.e,et .BliLs address Dr andiver has au r town said €hey didn't want him .. ............. - .... ,n-, - ..... " ' - Miss --m n ..... f[Ca ter an election was held to rlc ' a a a uavzs unnery o thozed many books on hsto fill h either. , " HoPo,no o , .........  ,, [ t e expiring four-yeax terms "To the new Mayor.--Congrat- subjects, among the the recent _ " ............  .... s ....... -of three board members Fred ulations--Be your own man and best seller, "Their Ta,ttered oer. Gonda, Vine, Case Oust Incumbents In Mayor Races The voters of three area towns clearly indicated last Tuesday that they felt it was "time far a change" in municipal govern- ment a's the incumbent mayors and most of ,the present alder- * * * business to that stand, and Mr. lI agree with the majority--Let President," was the conclusion Although the thermometer has Gee. Bell has moved hiSwPoloade I George do it." of Vandiver's animated speech, alreaa .......  , ........ **. o business over on ne w -I Sincerely, part of which was televised on -, u u ume pe*y Monday (by CBS Network News) high lv , , .... t 0,  ville and Plckneyville road to[ Marvin Lewis to ,the entire nation and shown Of Weeks, summer does not of- CaMbirn Hnil ! rasntmB Kai ler I .along with other scenes of the ieially begin until Thursday, . ; [ .. • ; .'.. _g .. son, . A. Redhead and H. M. reunion. d'Une 2 m ,,a ,,,,, .,ana wo cniloren oi rioliy l=ilUII sUPine "' '--'- *'-','-', .1 and Mrs A H. Easterling and Quinn, all from Ce.ntreville, r bri,. u pvw u ,-,, " " nt were ,here and attended the The nany ,descendants began ,ge ....... two children of Gloster spe o a neaay sense oI ireeaom ........ Done-al County Convention on las Man- arriving in Woodville on lriday tl2d 0 v t hriro- .lh,, Tf. = a [unaay ana Monaay 1 g day. tirae . as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. for watermelon and ce I_ and spent the day Saturday Cream, sunbathing and baseball l e'e_ rgus°n" _ ...... " ................................................. graes - tim * '°1 ....  ........ 'me arpnie ouimmg on worn- ercyls _::o. o::00-mercial R0win this town which Uncle Pete From P Creek 000ys --', nJoy 5o ne iiullesl). TnlS |) reParation for and during the on Wednesday morning. Mr. ' nappy ,bwo-day ffair. The Bell, who formerly conducted a . hanks of the entire community mercantile business on Percy s |i.)' ' °r a job well done should golCreek, recently `bought the i| !'  one and all oZ those who  Wayside store from his brother, '| ent . n moved hs '. ' assistance. Mr George Bell, a d '' lllost favorite of all seasons was owned by Mr. Dunbar La- holds a treasure of memories Place, was sold on Tuesday to Mr. Max Cohen, who will m a k e .considerable improve- ments thereto at an early date. ! :! ' e.nJ0Yable-ever vacation trip Congressman J. W. Collier of at day when the bass were Vicksburg arrived here Thurs- i 'lll'ttirg like mad in a favorite day .morning to deliver the ,ad- lShlng 'hole or that memorable dress at the Odd Fellows Anni- ][I  ienic with a loved one when versary Celebration on that everything was just right? , evening, notice of which v˘111 appear next week. r each of Who will us. ever rget things like the day they rst learned to swim, that most- Yes summer is an unforget- %able llend of work play and !aughter whose magical' spirit l been sought ,by poets for '! enturies P e r,h a p s Wlnifred '. gelles h'as ca tured it best :Once, on a cl'iPf, I saw perfe'c: ' '1! an .happen. The full gold moon as balanced on the sea, just ' the red un rested on the !I or. The summer evening POrted .and fell open, and peo,- ::I I e Walking through that fruits :Oh core were. suddenly what aey were meant to be." Three meals a day, a oof over head. wo cars, a boat, a mower--why sh,euldn't I in debt? e., May 30 0 87 65 . au,, May 31 Tr 85 61 Z'rl., Jun 12 at., June _ .26 87 67 " tln., June 0 89 69 0 90 70 on., June 4 r 89 70 Ue;, June 5 s .09 87 68 rballY Reading . Ralnfall 1 p.m. The Orleans arrived on Wednesday .'sWeather [ m°rnlngbrothem, for a visit to her Yee]7 J" A. and 1. R. David- son. Pate Rain Hi* Lo*l Mr. E, R. Davis of Tarbert was a visitor to our town on Wednesday. He ,reports crops in his section in fine condition. Capt. C. M. Stricker of the Monitor "Carroll", now pro- tecting Old River and Fort Adams, was in town Wednesday. Business has ,been rather dull this week owing no doubt to our Temperatures 5 P.m. farmers taking advantage of furnished courtesy of the good weather. Commission,). Dr. J. C. lbert, W. A. Dick- Church, of wrhtch she was a lifetime member, on Friday men of the towns of Woodville. morning at 10 o'clock with Roy. Centreville and Crosby went Eddie Phenix officia,ting. Inter- down to defeat in Tuesday's ment was in Evergreen Come-. general election. tory with Berryhill Funeral In Woodville Mayor Marvin Home in charge. Pallbearers for N. Lewis was defeated by George the final rites were Lake Tel- Gonda. longtime school teacher bert, Ben Tolbert, Jr., W D. and coach, by a margin of 34 Spillman, George Edward Dooley, to 268 in Tuesday's general Mitchell Whitaker, Reginald election which saw a turnout of Jonson, James E. Wilkerson, Jr., some 77 percent of the ˘own's and Donald Walsh. registered voters. Lewis was the Mrs. Watson was born in the Democratic nominee while Gon- Wilkinson community of this da ran as an Independent. county on August 13, 1903, the The race for mayor was the daugh,ter of Fredrick Paddock only contested office in Wood- Leake and Mrs. Catherine Car- ville's general election, since the ter Le.ake. Democratic nominees for other Strvivors include two sons, offices were unopposed. Of the Richard T. Watson of Woodvllle four aldermen officially electefi and George E. Watson of Man- Tuesday, only Hubert B. Curry roe, La.; one daughter, Mrs. is an incumbent. Other primary W. D. Spillman of St. Francis- ,winners who were formally ville; one sister, Mrs. Mattie elected Tuesday are Gary D'A- Leake Morris of Woodville: two quills, Tony Flaccomio. and Ran brothers, Pat Leake of Wood- Senko. The incumbent Wood- ville and Theodore Leake of Ba- ville marshal. Fred C. McCarstle. ton Rouge; and eight grandchil- was also elected without oppo- dren and ,three grea,t-grand- sition Tuesday. children. In another development on the local scene in Woodville municipal affairs, Pat Cavin. superintendent of utilities and street commissioner, tendered his resignation to the mayor and board of aldermen at their reg- ulax meeting Tuesday night. The resignation becomes effec- ,tire on July 15. Vine Wins In Centreville In Centreville Don Vine, 27- year-old businessman. ' won the mayor's race by a wide margin "ffv't' Opponents: including incumbent Mayor Fred Hetzler. Since no primary elections ...... ou Earlier Mrs. Wood had pro- Netterville was re-elected for were held in Centreville and all please dent hsten ,to the char-IFlags. And I submit to y another term. and Mrs. Paula candidates thus ran as inde- actors that promoted your cam- that Jefferson Davis is the,sented to the .museum at Rose- Cutrer and Philllp Ard of St. pendents, oniy a plurality was paign. 10"merican President who did'mont a platter laer grandmother Francisville "To the people of Woodville--,more with les's than any other were named as new needed for election, but Vine had used at the home. Several board members. Other `board ,'an up a clear majority in the descendants brought books--one members, whose erms expire on race for mayor. He polled 347 with Jeff's signature inside-- a staggered basis in the coming copper ,plates and early photo- three years, include James E. lraphs, and family letters, and Wilkerson. Jr. Julius Carter, left them on display at the Wayne McGraw, Sherry Scott, family home. M.H. McGehee, Dr. L. J. Owens, Elizabeth Lee Martin, a and John S. Lewis. SMU student in Dallas, Texas. Following the business meet- brought a smpler she had ing, an organizationa.1 session of spent a year making which the ncw board was held and the shows her descendancy through seven generations from Jane Cook Davis, mother of Jeffer- son Davis, who is buried in the cemetery on the .grounds. Sunday was a day of mixed emotions as ,the descendants DEAR MISTER EDITOR: i,n Washington. Clem said as far as he is concerned they is a sadly left their place of begin- The fellers final has got prltty thin line between blame ning in Mississippi, after two around to picking at the and responsibility, and he happy days, for their long treks Watergate lock and dealing'allowed he don't know of a home. But there was one bright with such crooked ma, tters of single case where a college note--the Second Davis Family public .inter e st. Aftex they football team kept losing and Reunion will be held in Jane studied the situa,tion up one side they fired the players, of 1976 at Rose,mont. and down the other at the Even Ed D oolittl e, that The family members regis- country store Saturday night, canries Abe Lincoln's picture in tere at Rosemont on Saturday lr. Fred Plitt, who conducts all I can report is hey didn't do the back of his watch, was for .the two-day event. However, a first-class bakery and grocery nobody's credible gap any good, agreed that the idee that all'Zmany additional fmily morn- store in this town, recently in- which I figge'r puts them right stalled a modern sodawater up there with the other experts. fountain of the most sanitary It was Democrat Clem kind. In addition to this he has Webster that brunt up the fitted up a neat and attractive subject. He said from what he parlor where he serves cold reads i.n the papers it's clear dxtnks of all kinds, ice cream, that President Nix on didn't coffee and lunches., have a thing to do with the Mr. August Martens of Shelby break-ins or the shady money arrived here last Sunday on a dealings. Clem allowed that visit to his mother, Mrs. Fred when all that happened the Ms,tens, ,and other relatives, President can prove he was in this, his former home. somewhere else. Nixon h:as got a airtight alibi, declared Clem. 75 YEARS AGO cause he's allus somewhere The City Hotel is being ren- else. If you keep count of the what the Democrats had on the 'Lee Martin, Mr. David Bryan orated and when the repairs time he spends in his White Republicans. They couldn't of Martin, Mrs. Sue Swearingen are completed will ,be much Houses in F,1 or i d a and been after money, Ed aid, Martin. comfortable and convenient. California, Clem sid, not to cause they already had all of Idaho - Boise: Mrs, Dorothy Miss Tullie Davidson of New mention riding around in boats that. Davis Cage Felton, Mrs. Julia working up real estate deaIs Final, Mister Editor, Bug' Pauline Davis Northrop, Mr. and resting at Camp David, iHookum broke In .to report Cortland Jenner Northrop, Jr., they ain't no way the President where the FBI says a higher per Mrs. Varina Frances D a v i s could spend enuff hours ,in following officers were elected: John S. Lewis, preslden, t; Fred Netterville. v i c e president; Wayne McGraw. secretary; and James E. Wilkerson, Jr., treas- urer. Wilk-Amite Club Sets Rodeo This Weekend The Wllk-Amite Riding Club ,announced this week that the June rodeos will be ,held on Friday and Saturday nights of this weekend at the arena near Centreville. Friday night at 8:00 the Little Bri,tche's and Junior Rodeo will be held, with the Adult Rodeo set for Saturday night .at 8:00. fair in war and polities has been `bers visited durin the wookon,d took ,to far. Ed said he was of a[ -'--" """ ""-"-'--" mind the Republicans. caught up t Re_, g)isterln,g a r˘osemon were . .. _ : ........ [ maoama - Decatur" Mrs Go- in all mese snaay saints are ....... :" ." ., ......... cena wax uauanan, 'Mrs. aumml Thi,s mill be the club's second using me same plan o ngn Thomas Cox Ellis; Mobile: Dr. ˘odeo of the current season• Democrats they use agin ........ . wrampon narns M, mrs which features one twin evener communist and other enemms.' ...... ' " " ' !rancy oawm harris, each month during the ,summer• They got the notion, Ed said, ,t , t Arkansas Lttle Rock Mrs -- hat its allr]ght to do anything t ..... " " .... : • .uclnaa talnps aarm ,yon, they can to save the country l Youth Revival Set At  iti al ar I Mr'. Phillip Kirkland Lyon, "am another pal 'c p Y' I B - 1 ..... F Ed radford 'rank ,n ,yon, Lucmaa arthermore, declared' ,, Pioneer Baptist Church he riggers them break-ins was iHarris Lyon; Warren: Mrs, Lucy not to find out what the Dome- IMay Harris Martin. Mr. James A weekend youth revival is crats were up to, `but to learn Kenneth Matrtin, Miss Elizabeth scheduled for Pioneer Baptist voes to 183 for Hetzler 83 for A L. Reese. and 26 for J. B. Jones. The ten-candidate field or the five aldexmanic posts in Centreville produced four new- cent of counixy talks .are Stolle crooks than city folks. Bug said[ Kentucky - Paris: Mr. Joseph he would go one better and,Philllp Endrls, Mrs. Doris Rob- Recover Car Stolen 'Church on June 15, 16 and, 17 at 8 p.m., width regular Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. Leading the services will ,be Mr. Mike Carter and the Roy. War- ren Whitaker. I The public is cordially invited to attend. comers to the board and one incumbent re-elected. J o h n lollins. Winning election to the five alderman .seats Were Waiter Nettles with 501 votes. Frank Stutman 383, John C. Temple- ton 342, James Owens 342, and Rollins 306. Losing candidacies included four incumbents, Iver- I son McKey 299, C. C. Germany, Jr. 225, A. ,,Kent, an Cleave 204, and Z. E. 'Bob' Bell 210; and non-incumbent Nerman Welch 1220. Case Crosby Mayor Albert Case, retired longtime employee of the former Crosby Lumber Company, won the elec- tion for mayor of the ,town of Crosby Tuesday, defeating in- cumbent Mayor Kenneth T. Petty by a vote of 85 to 54. In the race for five members of the Crosby board of aldermen the winners included Frank G. Davis with 130 votes, Paul Prichard 124. James S, Reeves 123, Oscar Hughes 122, and L. H. Molloy 75. Other candida,tes in- cluded Mrs. Jannie L. Millender, who received 69 votes, and Sam Adams with 39. Rites Thursday For John W. McKey, Sr. Funeral services for John W. McKy, Sr., 88, were conducted on Thursday, May 31, at* New- man Funeral Heine Chapel with the Rev. Ed Causey officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mr. McKey, a lifelong resident of Wilkinson Courity and a res- ident of Centreville i;s survived From Colonial Chevrolet by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Smith McKey, CentreVille: one daugh- ter. Mrs. Florence Willingham, Roiling Fork: three sons, Pat- rick McKey, John W. MeKey, Jr., and Harrison McKey, Fayette; one sister, Mrs° Georgia Whet- stone, Centreville; 15 grandchil- dren and 18 great-ga'andctil- dren. Washington's White House to plant any bugs or work up a break-in. Zeke Grubb was agreed with Clem on the Pxesident's alibi, but ,he wa of a mind that the whole deal is just another case of the mice playing while the declare the per cent of crooks inson Endris: Smithville: Mr. i,s higher in the FBI than Jaseph Davis Marret, Mrs. Care- anywhere in the country, ex-ilyn Taylex Marret. Mrs. Varina cepting the CIA. IDavi's Marret Tyler. The 1969 Orevrolet Personal. Mister Editor, I'm Louiiana - Baton Rouge: Mrs. Coupe which was stolen agreed with Bug. And the way Mary Kathleen Caffrey Fajoni, cat's away. Zeke said them boys things is going, the FBI and Mrs. Ma ry Coralie Beatty Nixon hired to run the Guvern- CIA is setting a good example Kowalczuk, Mr. Joseph George merit while him and Bamboozle i that rime don't pay. Kowalczuk; New Orleans: Mrs. wa buying up Florida must of ' Your truly, Maud Tobin White Favour, Miss stuck cheese irt every cubbyhole Unale Pete (Cotinued oft Page 2) Sport from the Colonial Chevrolet Company Tuesday night of last week was found in Greenwood earlier this week. The car had been aban- doned and no arresbs have been mde at this time.