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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Waodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, July 20, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 7 Localisms by Lewis... Ever since the completion of OUr illustrious flying career With Uncle Sam's Navy back in the dim, distant days of World War II, this old editor has had a definite aversion, if not out- right fear, of the whole aerial bit. As a result, we have done as little flying as possible in : the intervening years, traveling Only by air when limited time !0recluded other modes of trans- 10ortation. Such was the case Iast week- end when we took a quick trip 'to Huntsville to see our new grandson--who by the way del- ICately lived up to his advance 0111ingbut that's off our orig- inal subject. Our trip up wasn't too bad. hat with our wife along to lend moral support and a bit of tonic to settle our nerves, . e actually ahnost enj eyed the trip. ilononlllll lull linl||l IOlIH lli'illmllll I111111 I,I nln ill illllOit From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " ,,,,,...,..O,I.,,..|.O0,....0.,OO0|,,,O.a.O.,00...o 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. J. E. Alford and two children, who have been vis- iting here for the past two weeks, expect to return to their home in New Orleans Sunday. Mrs. Nolan C. RcCraine ex- pects to leave for Ja"ckson today where she will be one of the instructors at .the annual ses- sion of Magnolia Girls' State. Mrs. Louis Wax and Mrs. Ella Cook motored down to Coving- ton Monday accompanied by Mrs. Harry Hill and family, who have been spending two weeks here visiting at the Louis Wax home. Mrs. Maxwell Bramlette and Sara Knox Bramlette are at Allison's Wells. having gone there the first of the week for a stay of ten days. Supt. J. E. Hurdle. who is spending the summer taking s p e c i a 1 work at Mississippi ,But our return passage was Southern College at Hattiesburg, a different story. We made the took advantage of the holiday aistake of coming home by way to make a business trip over of the mammoth Atlanta air- here last Friday. Port, where we had to change Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Miller 'bOth airplane's and airlines, motored up o Camp Rockbrook, ': Wi'th only a thiLrty minute lay- near Macon last Sunday and Over. First of all, our departure from Huntsvlle was some ten 'nutes late. and then when We approached Atlanta our ilot passed on the doleful news that we would have to join the "holding pattern" for a con- ' eiderable delay. We leaned back and tried to relax, but as we neared the city other planes began to zip over, under and our bow and we began more than a bit fidgety. to cap it all off, wc finally Girted the landing pattern with '.,*laps and wheels down, only to get a wave off just at the end of the runway Another minutes or so of ducking and out of clouds ,and playing tag with various and sundry was almost too much our frayed nerves. We landed at 5:05 p.m., with Ur connecting flight to Baton 'ROUge scheduled to depart at 6 I.m. sharp--about a half mile Luckily, this flight was returned Monday accompanied by Mis's Sara,h Jensen, who had been acting as one of the coun- selors, and Dannye Carroll Miller, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Shirley Smith and Bettye Hoye Stockett, who had' been at- tendlng the camp as represent] at,yes of the local Y-Teen group. 50 YEARS AGO Hal S. Tucker and Bill Catchings, graduates of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Mississippi, went up to Jaclcson on Monday after- Joins USM Staff [Area Natural Gas 'L Rates Increasing A notice of an increase in the price of natural gas to customers of the Town of Centreville appears in the form cf an ordinance published in the legal section of this news- paper. The new gas price sched- ule ordered by the Centreville mayor and board amounts to an increase of approximately thirty percent, and is to become effective on August 2nd, the ordinance reveals. The mayor and board of aldermen of the Town of Wood- ville had .previously announced a forthcoming increase in nat- ural gas prices to municipal customers. The town had been advised by Mid- Louisiana Gas Company that rates to the Long Beach Henry D'Aquil-!municipality would go up about la, former counselor at Long 50% on August 1st, and city Beach High School, has joined officials sta.tcd that this in- the staff of the University of crease would be passed on to Southern Mississippi-Gulf Park l local users. An ordinance for- as coordinator of conferences mally adopting a rate increase and workshops, announced Dr is expected to be adopted at an Joe Holloway. associate dean. early date, Mayo.r George Gonda USM-GP. D'Aquilla will be working with Gene Tinnon. director of con- ferences and workshops for the Divisib of Extension and Public Service on NSM''S Hattiesburg campus. Prior to joining ]e Long Beach High School faculty, he coached at Centreville High School and St, John's High School in Gulfport. He was voted Coach of the Year four times during that period. The son of Mr, and Mrs. stated Monday. Feliciana Babe Ruth Loses District Finals The Felicana Babe Ruth baseball team, which included several local players, went all the way to the finals in the Louisiana district playoffs be- fore losing to take second place honors Play opened on Wednesday of last week with Feliciana Eupora. downing Twin River 8-0 with Slyvester D'Aquilla, a native of Roy H av ard the winnin Woody,lie, D'Aqullla was grad- pitcher The following day the uated from Woody,lie High School. He received his B.S in history and physical education from William Carey College in Hattiesburg and his M.S. in guidance from USM. He is married to the former Carolyn May of Jackson. They have three children, Hank, 9, David, 6, and Alan, 6 months. noon to take the examination Boat Registration before the State Board of Renewals Now Due The Mississippi Boat and Wa- ter Safety Commission in Jack- son reminds all boat owners with motors over 10 h.p. that their registration should be re- newed in July, 1973. Applica- tions for renewal of registration Pharmaceutical Examiners. Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Walker returned home Thursday after- noon from Slidell. La., where they spent a delightful ten day vacation on a visit to Mr. rand Mrs. Fletcher Miller. Mrs. Miller and little son accompanied them home. local nine downed Live Oaks 9-8 with Kelth McCarty the winning hurler. In a two-game stand Satur- day Feliciana dropped a 3-6 decision to West Side, and then came back that night to shut out Live Oak 8-0 with David Miller pitching. The championship game Sun- day pitted Feliciana and West Side with the local nine needing two victories to cinch the title in the double elimination tournament Folio,aria downed their opponents 16-6 with Roy Havard pitching the opening game, but dropped a 2-0 deci- sion in the nightcap for the district title James Herrington of Wood- ville, Manship Williams of Clin- Revival To Begin Sunday At Woodville Baptist Church We hear constantly about tl zill.ion of dollars being ' ai0ent .by thin countxy on various and sundry aid to education Programs. Whether or not we Can give our youngsters a better d'Ucation by spending more and more money on new tangled taching aids will remain a r. a0ot question for the moment a far as we are concexned, 'Ut there is definitely one bet ant the Washington, brain.s are overlooking. We feel that the greatest service which OUld possibly be performed ClUcationwide by HEW would late and we managed to !amber aboard just as the gate Miss M. E. Rabb, who has a ClOsed and collapsed in the one l psitln aSwhereStenographershe has beenin Yacant seat left, too physically l Memphis' %ad emotionally exhausted tel emplyed ince completing her Orry too much about the re-I business course, arrived .here ,ainder of the trip, which Tuesday to spend a short vaca- tion with her parents, Mr. and Ortunately proved to be smooth Mrs. Kirk Rabb. and uneventful. Mr. William Davis, known to his friends as "Parson", who owns the Woodlawn plantation in the fourth district ,and who was in town Monday, reported to this writer that his cotton crop was looking fine and the weevils doing very little damage, and that he had prospects of a ,good yield of corn. That's the kind of crop reports that we enjoy hearing, as we have be- lieved all along that he crops of this county would turn out much better than has .been generally predicted. 75 YEARS AGO Mr. South Will,runs, who at- to give some lessons m tended school at Starkvllle, '.arithmetic in Washington itself, . came home the first of the 'Rlth special emphasis on a "week. He says there was great ed., July 11 July 12 July 13 at., July 14 July 15 July 16 x, July 17 basic math re- course for our illustrious COngressmen. We have cons, d- respect for most of the ew congressmen with whom we personally acquainted, but day to day news from ton certainly gwes a illustration of the basic ack of a knowledge of simple The Week,s00r eather L tlate Rain Hi* Lo* Tr. 91 71 .96 90 69 0 91 64 0 90 66 0 93 70 0 94 72 0 94 72 Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temperatures 5 p.m. should be made at tl]e office of the tax collector of the county where the boat is usually kept. ton and Charles Coleman ,of Jackson were coaches of the Folio,ann all str team. i  , . i t ll, Ilill,I I fIN IIIII I IIIllII  - , IIIII 114111111 Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: Ed Doolittle .told the fellers at the country store Saturday night that he don't know nothing about the stock market and he gets that mixed up, .but he was of a mind that about the only thing people are taking stock in this country is the land and them that work it. Ed per- duced a clipping, as usual, to back up his claim. This piece Ed had saw was higher. Bug said it looks like right now we got a sellers market fer meat and grains and everthlng to eat, and he said he is happy to see the day when we got things looking up. If the ,dee of that feller in England catches on, went on Bug, the farmer may even fix the gas shortage. Bug said the feller has come up with a way to run his car on pig manure, and if we can har- ness the energy of America barnyards it'll open a hole new about the commodities market, .day fer agriculture. and he quoted one trader as Actual, said C]em, even when saying "the only thing worth a damn in this country today is la farmer can sell soybeans on its agriculture" Ed said he was contract afore he plants em. agreed, on account of Jest about he's still taking a chariot at ever everthing else comes from turn. Hc's jest added another somewhere else. America has enemy. If the flood or drout or enthusiasm among the boys at the outbreak of the war and that 13 out of 15 graduates en- listed or they break down twice a Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Davidsonlweek and you can't find nobody gave a delightful dance at their It o fix em. home in West End Wednesday] Clem Webster said Ed was night, in honor of their sisters, right about the land and he who are visiting them. All ,went on to say that Americans present had a delightful time. is fast killing the goose that is Dr Patrick from the western la i e ." i y ng the only golden gg we pozUon of our county spent o sa w I g t left. Clem had w here Wednesday in our town. .... tparking lots and buildings is Misses Odile and Ida Hoes et co hi tr a the t ] veringt's coun y t rae on this morning's train forlof a million and' a half acres a arithmetic on the part of the majority of our solons. What hey need to learn is the simple fact that arithmetic lairs are unchangeable, and that there just ain't no way we can spend ourselves rich. Old math or funshed courtesy of new math, it still comes out the Miss, Forestry Commission.) sme way every time. quit making ca m e ra s and televi,ions, Ed allowed, and the cars we make either is recalled said, and you can add .the same risks for the rancher's cattle. Rev. Bill Stewart will be the guest speaker for a week of revival services which will be- gin at the Woodvlilc Baptist Church next Sunday, July 22rid, and which will continue tlrough the following Friday, July 27th. Services will be held daily at 10 a.m and 7:45 p.m. Rev. Mr. Stewart is a native of Am,to County. He graduated from Mississippi College at Clinton and from New Orleans Seminary, and served as pastor of several churches in Missis- .sippl before moving to his .present position as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Leading the music during the series of services will be Clint and Jarvis Rose Nichols, a All gammers, including stock- b r o k e r s is .pikers aside of farmer's and r a n c h e r s, was Clem's words. Personal, Mister Editor, I'm agreed with Clem that the farmer still has a tough row to hoe. He still has got to git out and dig for what he gits, an@ they ain't no way he can rigger the Laurel Hill, to attend a house year, .and Clem said you can't anything. All them economy party given by Mr. and Mrs. grow no $8 a bshel soybeans in experts that say we now got D. Stewart. asfalt. The good Lord ain't Guvernment by the people, of making no more land. allowed the people and for the farmer Clem. and folks is burying know about what they eat from what's left under roads and meal to meal is that their old shopping centers, ladies has to thaw it out afore General speaking, broke in she cooks it, and the only risk Bug Hookum, the economics of they take is that a computer this country has allus caught might beat em out of a job. the farmer and rancher on the Yours truly, downturn and he, fer one, .was glad to see them riding a li.tle Unele Pete widely sought after team whose voices have blessed the hearts of millions in concers and revivals. Mr. Nichols holds his Masters Degree and Doctor of Music Degree in Vocal Litera- ture, while Mrs. Nichols has a Bachelor's Degree in music. They have appeared in ,over 300 churches in the past eight years. nursery will be open at the church for all services, and the public is cordially invited to attend. July 31 Deadline For SBA Loan Applications Ardis Jones, District Director of the Jackson Office at the Small Business Administration. has issued a reminder that July 31, 1973. is the deadline for filing application for flood disaster loans to cover repair or replacement of property loans in the following .twenty- bugs don't glt him, the com- five counties: Adams, Amite, nod,ties market will, Clem Claiborne, Clarke, Coahoma, DeSoto. Franklin. Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Jones. Le- flore, Marion, Panola, Pike, uit man. Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflower. Tate. Tun,ca, War- ren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo, The deadline for all other counties previously declared, with the exception of Mont- gomery, expired June 30, 1973. Jones also reported from the odds on him git ting district offices still open that approximately 3,000 interviews have been made with around South Central Bell Tells Plans For Area Expansion Of Service A major expansion of tele- phone service for the northern service area of the Woody,lie exchange was announced today by South Central Bell manager Bob Hardy who said the com- pany will invest $193,000 in facilities to provide more erv- ice and reduce party lines in rural areas of Wilkinson County. Work is scheduled o begin during July and the job will be completed early in 1974. Change In Saturday Post Office Hours Told Postmaster Clifford E. Wheel- er today announced a change in ,window service hours on Saturday for the Woody,lie Post Office. Wherea the office has been open fxom 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, it will now be open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 :p.m., effective immediately. The office will still provide window service Monday through Friday at the usual hours of 8 a.m. un- til 4:30 p.m. It was also announced that effective July 21, a new money According to John Dale, I order system will go into effect Southern Public Service Corn- which will raise the maximum missioner, the area to be pro- vided more telephone service is located in the vicinity of High- way 61 North and includes the communities of Doloroso, Wil- kinson and Buffalo Bayou "The county is on .the move." Dale said. "and as economic con- ditions continue to improve, more people will be moving into the county who will want tele- phone service and additional customers will want lines with fewer parties on them. This program will provide the facil- ities to serve both." "Completion of this project will enable us to serve the 98 requests we have for either new service or regrades of present service. It will also add enough capacity to meet requests for service forecast through the seventies based on our best estimates of continuing growth in this part of Wilkinson County," Hardy said. Aerial wire presently serving this area of Wood.ville exchange will be removed since it's reaching the limit of its ca- pacity. "This expenditure is part of the record-breaking 91 million dollars South Central Bell plans to spend throughout MlssissiIpi during 1973 for .new.. and.,. a proved ,services," Hardy said. Game Fish Commission Sets 3 Dove Seasons As a result of statewide sur- veys conducted by the Missis- sippi Game and Fish Commis- sion during last year's dove sea- son and also at recen public h.earings, he Commission ha zoned the state for dove hunting this fall. Dividing the two zones this year will be State Highway 12 ,west of Kosciusko and State Highway 14 from Kosclusko eastward to the Alabama line. The season will be split into three periods. Shooting in the northerr zone will run from September 8 to September 30. Southern zone hunters get into action on September 22, with their season running through October 14. Both zones wll have 23 days during the first "split. The final two seasons will run concurrently statewide. The second period runs from No- vember 3 to November 25, fol- lowed by the final seaon from December 22 to January 14. Bag limit on doves is 12 per day with possession of 24. Shooting hours are from noon to sunset. Mississippi is allowed 70 half- days of dove hunting under a framework set up by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The statewlde surveys con- ducted by the Game and Fish Commission showed that most state hunters prefer a later opening of dove season than the September 2 opening in 1972. Because of the geography of MissiSsippi, ,the best dove 2,200 applications given out and 900 applications submitted to these offices. This leaves ap- proximately 1,300 applications still not received Disaster offices are main- tained in Vicksburg on the Fourth Floor of the Merchants National Bank Building, phone 638-4492, and in Jackson at 600 Petroleum Building, phone 948. thrugh Saturday. amount of money orders from $100 o $300 a no additional fee cost to the customer. Any ad- ditional Information on these changes may be obtained at the Woody,lie Post Office Robert Lee Wilson Buried Here Friday Robert Lee Wilson, 63-year- old negro native of Woody,lie and a longtime local merchant, .died at Field Memorial Com- munity Hospital in Centreville on July 10th following a lengthy illness. He had been manager of Rex Service Station and grocery store here for the past 25 years. Funeral serwces were held from Allen Chapel Methodist Church in Woody,lie on July 13th with intermen in Cedar Rest CemeVery with Webb Funeral Home in charge The son of the late Robert Lee Wilson. Sr. and Mrs. Ella Snowden Wilson, he was born here on February 10, 1910. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Jackson Wilson and nine children. Mrs. Linda J. Jackson, Preston. 1Vrs. Betty J. McPipe, Baton Rouge, and Rod- ney Eee, Robert Edward, Owen- dolyn, Diedre Marie, Inn Tresh, Tracy Brian and Penny Burna- dette Wilson. all of Woodville; by four children by a former marriage, James Wilson of Columbus Ohio. Mrs. Mary Lee Davis of Woody,lie, Robert Lee Wilson III. of New Orleans. and Miss Shirley Wilson of Chicago, Ill.; and sixteen grandchildren. Other relatives include six sisters, Mrs. Jennie Anderson Mrs Evelena Allen of Baton Rouge, Miss Maxy Wilson and Mrs. Viola Slan of St. Louis, Me.. Mrs. Annie George of Magnolia, Ark., and Miss Elouise Wilson of Woody,lie: three brothers. James "Ike" Wilson and Gurly Wilson of New Orleans and Dan Wilson of St. Louis, Me. The Mayor's Corner MAYOR GONDA SAYS ... As your Mayor. I would like to reveal .certain facts about which a number of citizens, have made inquiries. The town receives $45,000 from Miss. Power & Light Co. each year. The town's annual electric bill is approximately $6.200. The surplus revenue in all accounts as of July 1, 1973 was $169,602.33, but the bond debt at the same date was $179,394.22, The property tax and other taxes paid directly to the town by its citizens including the sales tax rebate is approxi- mately 25% of all the town revenues. This does not in- clude any revenues from the gas, water or sewerage systems.) The following appointments as commissioners have beer made: Ron Senko--Mainte- nance; Tony Flaccomio--Ceme- hunting in the northern part tery; Hubert Curry & Gary of the state occurs well before I D'Amdlia---S t r e e t s" George the best shooting sarts in the IOonta_La, w Enforcement - southern portion. The U. S. Fish i Ron Senko has ' been ap- and Wildlife Service, taking this I pointed mayor pro. fact into consideration, allowed[ To kee._n the n, .ni n,'m, ........ the Commission to zone the lit there are an" "uesttons ha state without a penalty. .iyou would lik: answered oon- M]sslssipp, has been zonea cern '  hg the town, please con- once .before for dove hunting. Itact Mrs Frances Townsend, The Service, however, gave the lth. e tnw-" ]r r mwelf, . _rf state a 1O per cent penalty, and th I e questions are bonafide and hunters in the southern pm /if the information is available, of the state missed out on ' we will publi'sh the answers in several days of hunting. The Woodville Republican. as I fecl others m:ay be seeking the 7821, Exts. 467 and 468. These same information. two offices are open Monday George Oonda, Mayor Town of Woodville