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I IIII 1 Volume 149 i Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, June 29, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 4 Localisms by Lewis... We know that our readers Would be greatly interested in a blow-by-blow description of our recent operation, and it is With great restraint that we forego this opportunity to give / You a detailed account. Suffice it to say, it was back to the salt mines for Ye Ole Editor on Monday morning of this week, albeit a bit weak and wan. ollowing a nine-day hos- pital stay plus a couple of days :: of re.sting at home over the Weekend. We can't honestly say that we enjoyed our "vacation," but it is nice to have the ordeal behind us, and since we are now on limited duty it is rather Ileasant to have an excuse for Procrastinating on things we don't particularly feel like doing _ such as writing this column ! We deeply appreciate the raany kindnesses shown us dur- From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " 25 YEARS AGO Joe Miller at, rived home ,the first part of .the week from Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., to spend the summer vacation ,with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller. Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Anderson and their three daughters, Mildred, Joan and Virginia, left Local Resident Shot, Critically Wounded Saturday Willie Davis, Woodville resi- dent, was shot and seriously injured he re last Saturday night. Davis was reported to have :been shot by his wife, Barbara Davis, following an altercation at the Carrie Holmes Place on G ayl0rd St., formerly known as Willie Hereford's. The victim of the family fracas was shot in the abdo- men with a ,22 pistol, with the bullet lodging in his back. He was taken to Field Hospital in Centreville that night, and was All-Day July 4th I Celebration Set At Van Eaton Park A gala all-day! Fourth of July celebration is planned for Van Eaton Park here next Wednes- day, according to officials of the park commission Gates .at the tpark open at 8 a.m., and a' beauty contest will start the day's entertain- ment beginning at 9 a.m. Local conte.stants will be judged in four age divisions as follows: Tiny Miss Woodville, 6 years and 'under; Little Miss Wood- h ....... week for a ten later transferred .to Jefferson vitle, 7-10 years; Junior Miss 'r:catonmlStrip to Johnson Davis Hospital in Natchez. Au- Woodville, 11-13 years; and  ' - " '- n Ithorities said that he was moved Miss Woodville, 14-18 years. City, Tenn, the SmoKy MOU - I ' " "" t .... ,tO University Hospital in Jack- Anyone wi.s.hmg to sponsor a :M. :/annd  M::fGi:d:, r MC: iip:rSt::t y b:ghnt, sWerh::e h:o:dS' i 45id463.Smrg: :o ::11 ::: Bernaird and her son, Frank! Barbara Davis was reported to I. throughoutheay lunder direc d Bernard, were expected here have admitted shooting her hus-]tlon of the Jaycettes, and a yes,terday from Shreveport, Jfor band, saying that she had aimed barbecue dinner will be served a visit at the home of Mrs. at ,his leg. She is being held in by the Woodville Jaycees ,begin- ning ,at 12 noon at a cost of $2 Thames' sister, Mrs. J. R. Hamil.ton. Messrs. H. T. Ferguson and P. B. Berry went down to he Edgewater Gulf Hotel near ing our hospitalization, and Gulfport last Sunday to attend ince we possibly won't manage lthe three day session of the o acknowledge all of your eX-lannua 1 convention of the Lion 9ressions of interest and con-LClubs of Mississippi. They were eern personally, we ask that yOU lofficia 1 delegates from the accept this sincere thank you. l Woodville Club. We were quite proud of the, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Men,t- fine job our staff did duringlfor.t I Jr., and their :baby we, re Our absence, though it did come lexpecte d ' from Philadelphia as a oit of a shock that they lyesterday for the wedding of his got along, o well without our I brother, Mr Best Montfort, to invaluable presence. And, by theMiss Julia Mae Falkenheiner ' Way, we want to especially thank tomorrow night. Mr. Woodson all of our good buddies who Montfort will act as his advised us that last week's ,brother's best man in the issue was. ,the best we had ever ceremony. .... ' Published! Invitations have been issued the Wilkinson County jail on open charge.s .pending further, per plate. reports on condition of the Other features of he day shooting victim, include an auction sale of do- nated items between the hours Fire Destroys of 12 noon and 2 p.m.; two base- Wilk-Amite Club Sets July 4 Rodeo Miss Penny Caulfieid, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Caulfield of Centreville, is shown competing in a recent ladies barrel race event of the Wilk-Amite Riding Club Rodeo. Town Officials To Be Sworn In On Monday, Night New municipal officials for area towns will formally begin their four-year terms of office next Monday, July 2, when swearing-in ceremonies are lated. State statutes provide that terms of oI"ficc of elected town officials begin on the first Monday of July, officials pointed out. In Woodville, the out-going mayor and board will hold a recessed meeting on Monday night, after which out-going Mayor Marvin N. Lewis will swear in the new mayor, George J. Gonda. New Mayor Gonda [will then in turn administer the loath of .office to incoming al- I dermen Hubert B. Curry, Gary D'Aquilta, Tony Flaccomio, and Ron Senko, and to marshal Fred C. McCar.st!e. Centreville officials will aiso meet next Monday evening, with ]ew officials to take office immediately followin,g the ses- sion. Don Vone .will be sworn in by out-going Mayor Fred Hetzler, and new aldermen who House Monday The .home of Bessie White- head was completely destroyed by. fire late Monday afternoon. The house was located in the Buzzard's Roost quarters north of Main Street near Highway 61. The alarm was turned in about 5:15 p.m., and just min- utes later when both of Wood- ville's fire truck arrived at the scene, firemen found the house completely engulfed by flames. The fire was reported to have ball .games beginning at 2 p.m. and 4 .p.m.; and a greased pig The Wilk-Amite Riding Club chase 'immediately after the ball of Centreville will kick-off their games. The pig chase will fea- Fourth of July celebrations with ture prizes of $2 .for the chil- a Little Britches and Junior dren's divisio and $5 for adults. Rodeo on Saturday, June 3.0, at Admission to the park for the 8 p.m. These young conte.stants be will be competing in Pony Bronc, entire day's .activities will for I Barrel Racing, Buddy Pick-Up, 50c for students and $1 [Arena Race, Pole Bending, Bar- adults, officials announced. [rel Crawl, Breakaway Roping, and Steer Riding. The 1974 Miss Murray S. Hassell aodeo contestants will be fea- tured at thls rodeo, competing Dies In Zachary in a Boot Scramble contest. Funeral services for Murray S. Clowns will als0 be on hand to Mississippi Falls Below Flood Stage The Mississippi River dropped below the 48-foot flood stage on the Natchez gauge last Satur- day, June 23, to record its low- est mark in 90 days. The Mighty Mississippi climbed tbove .the mythical 48-foot flood stage figure on the Natchez river gauge on March 23rd and had : remained about that level until last Saturday. will .take the oath of office in- elude Walter Nettles, James Owens, John Rollins, Frank Stutzman and John C. Temple- ton. New Crosby officials who take office next Monday include Albert Case, mayor, and Frank G. Davis, Paul Prichard, James S. Eeeves, Oscar Hughes, and L. H. Molloy. Deer Hunters Required To Wear Hunter-Orange Since the Fourth of July holi- day falls on Wednesday of next We'ek, our .usual printing day, We ,plan to delay our schedule ,' One day and will thus print on Thursday afternoon next week and mall either .hat afternoon or, more likely, on Friday morn- tng. @ * $ With .the celebration of Inde- Pendence Day coming before our nex.t issue, which date marks the end of a special "Honor America" celebration scheduled this year from Flag Day on June 14 to July 4, we feel the following information on ,the lledge of Allegiance to the Flag Will be both appropriate and of interest. "In the Spirit of '76 let us }Ionor America ,by pledging : 'allegiance to the Flag .... Leonard Brber Stockett on ] Saturday of next week, June nineteenth, a,t five o'clock in th/e afternoon ,at the Woodville Methodist Church. .by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. White, started when the stove on which Sr., of Eulphur Springs plan-lthe woman was cooking caught tation to the marriage of their on fire while she was out of daughter, Mildred White, ,to Mr, the house. Little was caved due to the intensity of the heat and the short time 'in which it took the fire to destroy .the dwelling. Field Hospital 50 YEARS AGO Is Re-Accredited Miss Lise Argue, who .has een. ,Field .Memorial Community ,teaching .at All Saints College Hospital in Centreville has been mksbur came home Thurs in V' g, . -, re-accred'ted ,for a two-year day for vacation, period by the Joint Commission Mr. and Mrs:. Jas. M. Sessions, ion Accreditation of Hospitals as Jr., Miss Mi.ttie Sessions and la result of a recent urvey, it Miss Jeppie Chadwick spent was announced this week by Sunday in Natchez, returning home the same evening. Many people seemed to think that .the fig crop, which never fails n this section, would be very short this season owing o Earl DuBose, administrator. The hospital was first fully accred- ited in 1965, DuBose said. Hassell, 84, were conducted from Bethany Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 4 pm. with the Roy. Larry llls officiating. Burial was in Bebhany Ceme- tery under direction of Brown Funeral Home of Gloater. Mr. Hassell, a native of Ten- nessee and a resident of Amite County, died Saturday at 4 a.m. in Zachary, La. He i:s survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessica Hassell, Centreville; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Eliz- abeth Nale, .Georgetown, South Carolina; two brothers, Victor B. Hassell, Nashville, Tenn., .and Edgar Hassell, Vanleer, Tenn.; one siter, Mrs. Elizabeth War- ren, Nashville, Tenn.; .and .four grandchildren. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says .... I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ,and to the Republic or which it stands, one Nation tnder God, indivisible, with 'liberty and justice for all. "The original author of the exceedingly objectionable w.i,th Pledge was Francis Bellamy, who Was born at Mount Morris, New York, MAy 18, 1855, .and died ugust 28, 1931. He was ordained ':in 1879 at the Baptist Church tn Little Falls. New York. The Pledge he wrote was first used 'at the dedication of the World's air Grounds in Chicago On OCtober 21, 1892, the four hun-, dredth anniversary of the dis- COVery of America, and has been recited from that day to t.his, .ith some changes, by school Children throughout our land. leverend Bellamy's o r i g i n a 1 Ordlng was altered slightly by First and Second National ,the freezes of the late winter, [,but such .is not the case. While ]the crop will be somewhat late, lit is certain to be a fine one. ] The so-called thirteen-year [locusts tave invaded this sec- ]tion and are making themselves the cons,tant noise that they keep up. The superstitious peo- ple would have you believe that the "W" on %he wings of this lrseet ,forebodes war, 'but why repe,t such nonsense? Mrs. L. B. Seidenspinner, for- merly of Fort Adams,.and now a resident of Baton Rouge, spent several days here during the first of the week on a visit to friends. Mrs. C. N. McCraine and chil- dren, of the fifth district, were the guests of Mrs. Nolan S. An- drson for three days this week, having come in for the Chau- tauqua, from ,a short rip to Chicago where he was called on business by the I.C.R.f. Company, by whom he as been employed as engineer for ,many years past. 75 YEARS AGO The t+rees in and bout he cour,t square have received a fresh coat of whitewash w.hieh improves thelr looks consider- ably. Conferences in 1923 and - 92 and his work was officially Mr. E. H. Stager returned home on Friday of last week as the Pledge of to he Flag by Public 287, Seventy-ninth Con- / gress pproved December 28, , ' 195 On June 14, 1954. Flag Day, (Continued on Page 8) The WewsWeather Oate Rain HI Lo e:d., June 20 0 92 69 Thu,, June 21 .87 89 67 ri,, June 22 0 89 65 at,, June z.. 0 89 69 ,Bun., June z O gl 66 ing ,will submit thei,r report and 'on., June 25 0 92 69 no dou'bt it will be adopted and "l'ue., June 26 0 92 68 work ,on this line wll be begun Dally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m at once. Each .and every person Temperatures 5 D.m interested in the movement tatistics furnished courtesy of should by all means a.ttend ,this :,, he Miss. Forestry Commission,) meeting. I111 l)ll)ll)llll)ll I@ IIIIIIIIIIII@@+III DEAR MISTER EDIdY)R: kings wotfid snip a piece off of M ' old lad's church circle coins, .then melt the pieces down Y Y Ire fill his ,uockets. Nowadays, got in a btch of new Bible S, l declared Ed,- the Guvernment and. she brungnOne :s3' iThi Ijest inflates he dollar +and gits one is really , : -- - ne same ,benefits. Ed said he wrote in everday' words. I was thumbing through it the other night and I was surprised to see :that ,the ,words is new, but the meaning i:s old, For tnstant, it don't start out, "In the beginning was Guvern- merit benefits." The Good' Book .don't claim anywhere In these new words that Moses come down off the mountain with the "Catalog of Guvernment Services," .and there ls no hint he had saw. by the papers where in any of'.the Lord's teachings a move has started in Alaska to ask Congress fer "tnde- about how to have .heaven on n " earth bF using the tax-and- pendent soverity, which means they want ,to git out of these spend system. I got the same old message aboub us owing God .a living, not the Guvern, ment owing us one. Clem Webster's old lady must of took a new Bible home to, cause he said at the country store Saturday night .that he had been reading in it, and that he could git along pritty good without all .the "thees" and "thous" but he still like ,the part best about "cating your .pearls .amongst +he swine." in- stead of the modern way of "tlrowing your ;beads .to ,the hogs." Clem's point that I The Wilkinson County tmfni- g,ration. Association hvlll hold agreed with was that he was heir regular monthly meeting glad to see one project that got on new Monday. The Commit- by without a Guvernment grant. tee on literature and advertis- He said ff they had been any bought a few bonds some years back, .and with the way infla- tion is going, he riggers it's eating up the interest and the Guvernment is jest using his money free. What infltion is, allowed Ed, is nothing ,but Guv- ernmen.t 'breaking a promise o pay. Actual agreed Clem, Alaska has the right idee. Clem said federal money behind the new Bible, they might of come up with a whole new religion, one that would start off ,borrowing moneY to build a church. Talking about debt, Ed DOG- little said iz Bible days he United States they jest recent got in. What the Alaska nation would do, reported Clem, is re- .turn to the gold standard. If they was to manage a stable dollar up there, ,said Clem, he rest of .the 49 would be holler- ing to Join Alaska. Generally speaking, Mister Editor. it's hard to rigger a country like us. We can ou.t- perduce the Ru.ssians, then we git outfiggered and lose $400 million on that whea,t sale. We know how to make red and white striped toothpaste come out of the same tube. and we can mix peanut butter .and jelly right in the same jar, but we can't git more than 30 per cent out to vote. Like the preacher said. if ,the heat don't git you, the hunldity will. Yours truly, Un@le Pete entertain the crowd as well as assist .the contestants. Another feature of .the rodeo will be a Wild .Cow Milking contest. ' The Adult Rodeo will ,be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. Some of the ,events to be .,fea- tured .are Bareback Bronc, Bar- rel Racing, Pole Bending, Buddy Pick-Up, Ribbon Roping, Calf Roping, Bull Dogging, and Bull Riding. Special attractions have been planned for each rodeo. South Central Bell Plans $86,000 In Local Expansions A crest of 56.7 feet was reached on the Natchez gauge on May 13, 14 and 15, after vhich a slow fall set in. Tle water levels have been dropping more rapidly in recent days, with daffy falls of more than a .half-foot duing the past week. The Natchez gauge stood at 46.3 feet on Tuesday of this week, and the rampaging river is expected .to continue a steady fall until it returns to its normal channel in a couple of weeks or so. is needed to take care of in- !creased calling by present cus: tomers and .requests for service ] by new customers. An $86,{)90 expansion of serv- According to John Dale, Pub- ' ' -i ic Se" ce Co ' ' er f t me for Woodwlle telephone cus l zvi mmssmn or he to,era was announced this week i t " . " xv t Southern ,D s nct_ ths e__an- by South Central Bell, who said s o ram s in I "on .pr g " d'cattve of the work will begin in June .on a[growt h taking place in Wood- $24,000 rear and side addition tot ville and the area of Wilkinson the building on First South County served from the ex- Street, and when the work iSchange. "The need for the addi- completed, additional telephone tional equipment is due to the switching equipment costing area's growth and the fact ,that $62;000 will be installed, present customers are making The overall project is sched-t uled to be completed in Decem- ]more calls l d talking longer," Dale said. ber. The additional cquipmen "Plans and specifications were All deer hunters who go afield this fair during gun season on ' deer will be required to wear huntcr-or/nge, according 1,o a regula'tibn set by ,tte board of ' Game and Fish Commission. Sportsmen Who go after deer during the gun season must be we,rin.g either a hunter,orange vest, cap or hat. The regula.tion was enacted in ,: an effort to reduce and hope- fully altogether eliminate fire- arm's accidents during hunting , season. In other sta.tes which have a similar requirement, hunting accidents have been,. completely eliminated in some : cases. Where accidents were not entircly stopped, ,they were re-: duced drastically. prepared by our Engineering Department;" local South Cen- tral Bell Manager Bob Hardy said, "and the construction work will be done by United Roofing : .and Remodeling Co., Inc. Em- . : i ployees of Western Electric will : install the equipment which will ,i add enough capacity to this ex- change to meet growth forecast : beyond 1975. To balance calling volumes in the exchange, we will ,: .have to change some customers' : mmbers." W,lliam I!. Catehings (center), Woodville, plmrmacst, receives the A. ti. Robins "Bowl of Hygeia" Award for outstanding community service b'y a pharmacist from Paul N. Pate, manager of the South Central Division of A. H. Robins Company. At right is O. U. Cook of Jackson. " president of the Mississippi State Pharmaceutical Association. The Ceremony took place June 19 during the association's annual convention in Biloxi. The "Bowl of Hygeia" Award is presented annually to a Mississippi pharmacist, through_ the Mississ ppi State Pharmaceutical Association,