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i, Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 .... - .... - Woodville Board L li Makes Appointments OCl00 At First Meeting NEW WOODVILLE OFFICIALS I! The first meeting of the newly by ge i installed Mayor and Board of //U S . Aldermen of the Town of Wood- vilie was held at city hall on tt'r-r:vrr:r:t-rrr-t- Tue,sday night of this week. Even though Ye Olde Editor July 3. In addition to routine may be still getting about a bit business, the board made sev- slowly due to recent surgery, eral appointments to municipal our chest been greatly ex- positions and also voted to pass Banded since last Sunday after- on to local customers a forth- noon when we received the news coming boost in natural of the birth of our first grand- prices. son, John. South Lewis. III. the Re-appointed to new four-year sixth generation of our family terms were Richard T. Watson. to bear this name. Even though town attorney; Mrs. Frances We haven't had the privilege of Townsend, town clerk: and Mrs. seeing the hefty 82-pound Willie Ray McCarstle, assistant Young fellow, his parents have town clerk. New officials of the Town of Woodville were in at the assured us via phone that he's James Moore was appointed Mayor's Office here on Monday night of this week. include the most handsome infant at superintendent of utilities and Mayor George Gonda, seated right; Alderman H' Curry, I-Iuntsville Hospital nursery, a streets .at a monthly salary of seated left; and standing, left to right, Aldermen Ran Senko, act which we do not doubt for $600.00 p 1 us hospitalization. Tony Flaecomio and Gary D'Aquilla. All of the officers shown, a minute! Granny and this Moore replaces Pat Cavin, who with the exception of Curry, began their first terms in public Writer plan to go .up to pay him resigned from that position last office at this time; a visit the latter part of next month effective July 1. Week. H. Emerson Berryhill was em- Woodville Wins t *o* Will Hughes, played to m,in.tain Evergreen Our thanks Cemetery at a monthly salary Feliciafla Pennant, our young Crosby correspondent, of $450.00, with his appointanent ,for the following poem, the au- to become effective immedi, 4 On All Stars %bar of which is unknown: I met a stranger who smiled at me; I s,miled backpolite ,to be. The power of a zmile I did not know ; Contagious it is. a face aglow! Try a smile though a frown ately. Sidney Mealey, longtime em- ployee of the town utility de- The Woodville Babe Ruth partment, was promoted to the team won the Feliciana League position Of utility foreman at a pennant, ending the .season with salary of $450.00 per month, an 11-1 record. Their only loss The board voted to operate was to the Gloster nine in a game played last week. The the town-owned fogging ma- Ramblers lost a tough battle in may fit; You will find in time it helps a bi%i I smiled at a stranger, he smiled at me; I shifted my eyes and what did I see? The world was smiling, love filled the nix! The presence of God was everywhere ! ! ! chine during the summer months, and at the same time cautioned parents about allow- ing children to follow the ma- chine when it is operating. It wa pointed out that inhalation of the chemicals used before they are completely vaporized could be a health hazard. The board discussed the re- appointment of a ten-member board of directors of the Wood- Every 1.26 seconds the Fed- ville Neighborhood Facility, and eral Government spends $10,000, the mayor was directed to con- the average annual income 0.f tact .present, members o ascer- an American family. So reports tain which ones wished to con- the Chamber of Commerce of tinue to serve. "the United States. The city officials also voted The U. S. Chamber has un- to meet ,with representatives of "Celled a Federal Spending Clock the engineering firm employed Which displays second-by- by the town in order to discuss Second how the Fede,ral Govern- a feasibility study of extensions aent will spend $250 billion by the time the fiscal year end:s on June 30. Every 12.6 ,seconds, a light flashes, indicating the Govern- 'raent has spent another $100,000. And every two ,minutes and six of the existing sewer system. The mayor and board ac- knowledged receipt of a recent letter from Win. C. Marris, pres- ident of Mid Louisiana Gas Company, local natural gas sup- pliers, in which the town was the game. The score was tied at the end of seven innings at 5-5. The game went into the 10th inning when Gloster broke the game open scoring 9 runs to make the final score 14-5. The winning pitcher was Roy I-Iavard .and the losing pitcher was Keith McCarty. The Feliciana All-Star team will play in the 5th District playoffs in Brusly, La.. begin- ning on Wednesday, July 11. at 5:30 p.m. They will play Twin Rivers in the first game of the playoffs. - Four local players chosen on the Feliciana All-Star team ,with their season's batting av- erages are: Bubba Geter 533 Stevie Ferguson .439. Keith Mc- Carty .390. and Ray Walker .378. These players will join the other All-Stars on the Feliciana team in the playoffs. Woodville's pitching staff held a convincing record for the year. They are Bubba Geter wJth a 6-0 record. Keith McCarty econds. when all lights are aglow, a "beep" signals the Pending of $1 million. [ the municipality. The ,boost, During each day, the clock l which will amount to approxi- egisters approximately $700 mutely 50% of .current costs, Valllion in new expenditures by will become effective August 1. ,the Federal Government. Following a discussion, the board The Mississippi Economic voted to pass on the cost in- advised of a ,forthcoming in- crease in the price of gas to 4-.1, and Stevie Fcrguson 1-0. arriving at a price schedule to be worked out by the town's natural gas consulting engineer. A formal notice of the price in- creases will be published at an Council, the state's chamber of crease to municipal natural ga early date, Mayor George Gonda ovamefrce, notes that Jn the customers, with the formula for stated. last 10 years, federal spending has increased over 100 percent ---f'rom $111 billion in 1963 to $250 billion in 1973. Today the average family's share of the buflget is* $3,700-- as compared $2,000 in 1963. The Government currently 'Dends more in 10 months than it spent between 1789 and 1942. Of the gross national product, federal spending accounts for 20.6 percent. Should the clock run slower ;or ,faster? In other words, should the Federal Governmen,t in- 'Crease or ,reduce spending? This editor heartily agrees With the MEC that Congress Should be urged to require econ- omy ,by reduction in ,spending equest,s which do not impair l function's. ,The Council ,also believes e ' res,ident should be required to : SUbmlt budgets in which pro- 9osed expenditures do not ex- (Continued on Page 8) Friday, July 6, 1973 The WeeVs00V'eather Date Rain Hi* Lo June 27 0 89 68 June 28 0 92 69 June 29 .58 92 68 June 30 .10 92 68 July 1 0 93 70 July 2 0 94 70 July 3 0 94 72 Wllk-Amite Haven, a skilled nursing ,home located adjacent to the Field Memorial Commu- nity Hospital in Centreville, began accepting patients early thi week, according to an an- Established In 1824 Number 5 Revival At Methodist Church Begins Sunday A five-day revival will begin on Sunday night, July 8, at 7 p.m. and will continue with two services daily, Monday through Thursday, at 7 a..m. and 8 p.m. Guest minister for the series of services .will be the Rev. William C. McLell, and, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Brookhaven. A native of Hat- tiesburg, Rev. Mr. McLelland is a graduate of Mtllsaps College and Drew 'Theological Semi- nary. He served for five years as Executive Secretary of the Conference Board of Evangelism and also served pastorates at Q u i t m a n. Philadelphia and Leavell Woods in Jackson be- fore going to Brookhaven six years ago. He has also served ms District Coordinator of Dis- cipleship and is m great de- ,mand s a ,preacher for re- vivals. The pastor, the Rev. J. H. l:)ally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m, Telnperatures 5 l.m Statistics furnls.hed courtesy o ,Miss. Forestry Commission.) rectors are Fred  Hetzler, presi- dte, DuBose said. Reed Resigns, Ashley New Board President ,II ] Steve Reed, right, ex-president, congratulates Tom Ashley, newly elected president of the Wilkinson County Board of Super- visors. Reed tendered his resignation Monday, and Ashley was named his replacement. Steve Reed, president of the Revival Begins Sunday Wilkinson County Board of Su- pervisors for the past 14 years, At Corinth Church resigned from that position on Monday morning of this week Cameron, will serve .as song Area Officials Attend leader for the servrices. The ,public is cordially invited A series of revival services at the regular board meeting. Municipal A'ssn Meet to attend all of these services, will begin on Sunday, July 8, Reed gave as his reason for and continue through the fol- resigning "doctor's orders to lowing Sunday evening, July 15, slow down." Several officials of area towns Townsend of Woodville: Mayor- at Corinth Church of Christ at After accepting the resigns- attended the annual convention elect and Mrs. Don Vine of Wilkinson. Services will be held lion with regret, the supervisors of the Mississippi Municipal As- Centreville; and Mayor and Mrs. each evening at 8 pro. voted t,o elect Tom Ashley as sociation held in Biloxi the lat- Elmo Pritchard, outgoing Mayor ter part of the past week. They Walker J. Carney, Jr.. Alderman Bringing the messages for the president, and he took office included Alderman and Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Weddtngton, first three nights of the revival, immediately. Ashley has been a H. B. Curry and City Clerk Mrs. ! and City Clerk and Mrs. T. E. July 8 through 10, will be Bro. member of the board trom the Frances Townsend and Mr. Hood of Gloster. Alonzo Welch of Jackson. Guest Fifth District for the past 13 speaker for the remaining serv- years, currently serving his ices, July 11 through 15. will be fourth term in that position. July 4th Beauty Contest Winners Bro. Pete W, aites of Pocahontas, In announcing his resignation, .......... Ark., who is the brother of Bro. Reed tendered the following Bernard Waite, pastor of Car- letter to the board of super- i',L,. inth Church of Christ. visors: The public is cordially invited "In the course of a man's life, to attend all of these services, there must come a time when __ he has to slow down. especially on Doctor's orders. Reluctantly, Liberty Wins Pine z must resign as President of the Board of Supervisors; this Hills DYB; All decision has not been an easy one. Over a period of year,s, I Star Team Named have strived to do wlmtever I thought necessary for the wel- Liberty won the 1073 pennant fare and best interest of the for the .Pine Hills Dixie Youth people of my county. This has Baseball League with a season not always been a popular de- record of 14 wins and 2 losses, cision. Second place honors went to the I "I have been requested by Crozby nine with a 11-5 record I some of the most influential for the year. Other teams fin- citizens in Wilkinson County not ished in the following order: to take this action; however, Glosser 10-6; Centrevi]le 4-12; the time has come that my First place winners in the Van Eaton Park Beauty eontes! and Woodville 1-15. greatest desire is to live. staged here on July 4th are shown above following the judging In the final two games of "I ,sincerely trust that who- Wednesday morning. They are, left to right, Tiny Miss Van Eaton, the year last Friday night, ever succeeds me in this posi- Sharon Ragsdale; qLittle Miss Van Eaton, Jennine Johnson; Junior Crosby downed Gloster 4-3, while tion ,will have the county's wel- Miss Van Eaton, Lacy Curry; and Miss Van Eaton, Susan Scott. Liberty defeated Woodville 4-2. fare very deep in his heart. ,This Additional pictures of the division winners and runners-up will Ran Ivey of Gloster won top obligation to the ,people should appear next week. batting honors .for the year with not be taken lightly." ..........., , . , _,,..._.... ........ .,..._.,..,.=.,._o__ a ,596 average and 7 home runs. Top pitcher for the league was $ . Uncle Pete from Percy Creek Soys Caston of Liberty with a Candidate season record of 8 and 1. Thanks Voters ........................ ... Selected to represent the league as all-stars in the dis- "To the Voters of Woodville: DEAR MISTER EDITOR: your celebrating, and you can ,trlct playoffs ,were the follow- "I wish to express my sincere pick between wrecking your car ing: thanks to all of the voters who When folk 200 year cram now drunk or sober. read our history, I wonder what Woodville: Mark Cavin. supported me in my candidacy WILK-AMITE HAVEN OPENS they'll .think of our way of Ever day in this country, went celebrating. Ever time we have on Bug, 150 people die in car Centrevllle: Gary Crum and for the office of member of the " wrecks, and 11,000 i,s hurt. On Jerry Byrd. Board of A14ermen of the Town a n,a.ton al holiday. I am holidays you can multiply this Crosby: Sammy Lanehart, C. of Woodville. I deeply appreci- reminded of. them hethern number by fotir or more, and E. Courtney, Pat Robertson, ate the confidence shown in me , tribes that pick somebody to H throw off a cliff in honor of you can blame most of the ,Curtis Lanehart and Keith in electing me to this office, , accidents on drunk drivers. You Smith. and I pledge to you that I will !l,rtll!- ! some special occasion. Except don't ,have to git drunk to kill Gloster: Bob Hyer, Ran Ivey, ever strive to serve all of our that we pick hundreds, citizens in such a manner as The fellers was setting around yourself on the road, said Bug, and Randy Seal. but tt helps. Liberty: Chuck Van Norman, to merit your continued sup- the country store Saturday Actual, Clem W'ebster said, Johnny Toney, Louis Lambert, port." night and they ,got to thinking Americans have got some kind Will Westbrook, and Dale Cas- Sincerely, of the Fourth coming up th.ts Gary D'Aquilla week. They was asking first if of sick love affair going with ton. cars..He said all the trouble the Four`th had been moved to they had running the Memorial CENTREVILLE MAYOR, FAMILY; ALDERMEN Monday by act of Congress, then they'd have to call i.t the Day Indianapolis 500 wa the hole country's feelings in a Second or go back to In- nutshell. Some folks .truly love dependence Day, which is to cars and car racing fer the long to say fer today's country beauty of the machines and the in a hurry .to git on ,with ,the skill of the sport, but most of us celebrating, drive ,and watch cars as a ex- Ed Doolittle said from what " cuse to do somepun else, was he sees in the papers, the Clem's words. Fourth will be held on the Ed was agreed with Clem. He dent, Miss Kathleen O'Fallon fourth, which means folks got a said his daughter that works in Bob Brumfield, W. R. Trask weekend in' front to git ready the city is allus talking about and Walker J. Carney, Jr. . and, if they're lucky, a weekend her season ticket to the football The announcement by DuBose behind to recover. Either way stated that the nursing home lyou count it, declared Ed, ,the gmes. Ed said she don't know began contacting persons who Fourth will break up the week the first thing about football, and she don't ,want to learn. nouncement by Earl, had already applied for admis- and a lot of ,people in the ,bar- She goes to the games ,to have administrator. ' siGn late last week and that gain. The 38-bed facility, eacl] .with they began placing ptients in It wa Bug Hookum that a reason to be with her friends, private .room ,and bath, was the nursing home late Monday. said the American way of and probable to see what the other' wlmmen is wearing. Ed constructed by the hospital dis- Admission must be recom- celebrating takes two basic saiff when some folks want a trict which is comprised of all mended by a physician, he forms. If you're celebrating in excuse to be with their friends of Wilkinson County and three pointed out. and other infor- hot weather, you usual choose they play a game called bet supervhor dtricts of Amite marion necessary for making ,between second degree ,burns Centreville's new Mayor, Don Vine, is shown above seated at your lt'fe on the highway. County and will be operated formal applic.ation may be ob- over your body or running your i-ter di+^r *" ..... '^t ' ' I M   ,   u - right, following swearing-in ceremonies at Centreville Town Hall under the same board of di- rained at the business office of 300 horsepower car wide open a-e could be -1 " "n dis last Monday night. Seated with him are his wife, Mrs. Linda down the busiest road you caniguise It looks a lf::mtgh: Vine, and their two children, Melanie and Wayne. Standing, left DuBosereCtrs .asistheadministrator.hOspital, of whiChMem_ 'Wilk-Amiteflow open. Haven, which is find Whuther you cook under a- :  onl; to right are Aldermen John Templeton,, John Rollins, Walter .! ' y o sop s hers of the Field Memorial'Corn- Formal opening cremonieslthe sun on the beach or in your Nettles and Frank Stutzman. Alderman.elect James Owens was mun:ity I-Iospital board of dl- will be announced ,at a later backyard is ,some of the per- I Yours truly, hospitalized and unable to attend the ceremonies. Rollins is the sontl ouches you can aId to. Undo Pete ony, former member of the Cenreville board to be r.elected.