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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, July 27, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 8 Localisms by Lewis. Although the measure has received little if any .publicity, We learned just recently that COngress is in the process of voting itself a hefty pay boost, rom $42,500 to $53,125 per year, a hike of come 25 per cent. The rae.asure which quietly passed the senate without discussion, debate or record vote, also grants major increase in salaries of Supreme Court justices, other federal judges, cabinet members, From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " ,,..,,,p.,*,0*,**.,,oH**l,,luo*,lI*DlIU*ml|01*lJ*tll'*l|lt||0Htl*|" 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. W. E. Brabston and two daughters, Ethel and Margaret, and Jesse Miller spent the first of the week in Gulfport. :Mr. and Mrs. August Martens and sons, Billy and George, spent three days in New Orleans the latter part of'last week. Mr. and :Mrs. Joe Townsend and Mr. Charles Floyd expect to leave next Sunday for a two weeks vacation trip to Mexico. ervice officials. It is a fairly safe bet that the easure will also gain approval the Housc, but according to the word out in Washington it VCon't be allowed to slip by quite o easily, without, fanfare or lUblicity. It seems that Rep. Repub- top ll' R. Gross of Iowa, ican member ot" the Post Office and Civll Service Committee, doesn't believe in "back door" Day boosts. According to col- ranlst Robert S. Allen, Gross s determined to force both a Iloor debate and a record vote, Whether his colleagues may like It or not. The feisty Iowa congressman Was quoted as saying, "If the reported increases are approved or .already well-paid govern- Zaent officials, the effect upon V:ae schedules in the private eCtor will be quickly demon- rated .... The President can ss in the sponge on price ceil- gs and other efforts he may raake to stop the spiraling ln- Zlation.,, We heartily agree with Con- Mr. and Mrs. John King Ses- and heads of numerous federal siGns and Mr. and Mrs. Enloe M. bureaus and other top Civil Kee, Jr., have left for an ex- tended motor trip of two weeks. Their itinerary, as planned, will tke them to Chicago, then eastward to the New England states, possibly as far north as Maine. Six young members of the Christian Church here, ac- companied by the Rev. Erwin Watson, are spending this week at the Pioneer Christian Camp at Roosevelt State Park near Morton. Those attending are Wayne Brasseaux, Nancy Con- ner, Jean Morris, Billy Best, Sam Roland and Billy Martens. 50 YEARS AGO Mr. C. S. Miller of Lucedale, who recently graduated from the Mississippi A.  M. College, arrived here last Saturday to take a position as assistant agriculturist at the A. H. School. Mrs. M. L. Robinson and Mary Stewart Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Jones, left Mon- day afternoon for Pinevtlle, La., on a visit to their aunt, :Mrs. John N. Thomas. Mr. S. C. Bull, the popular St. Joseph's Church Now 100 Years Old We are indebted to Yr. John Niemeyer for the following comments on the occasion of the l(]0th birthday of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Woodville: Birthdays, birthdays -- who has birthdays? Do even buildings have birthdays or annive,rsaries? On Monday, July 23, 1973, St. Joseph's Catholic Church build- ing became a 'centenarian and joined three other local houses of worship in the prestigeous distinction of having been pre- served from the elements for 100 years. Next Sunday there will be special prayers of Thanksgiving in the Little Chapel offered to Our Lord, for having protected the little edifice for so many moons. In October, or at a later date in the fall, a more fitting observance of the anniversary will be made after summer vaca- tions are over. All people of God of tbe Woodville community are invited to join the members of !St. Joseph's Parisfi in their i prayers of gratitude to the Di- vine Creator on Sunday, July 29, t the 9 o"clock a.m. Mass. Susan Whetstone On Gulf Coast For Miss Hospitality Contest Miss Susan Whetstone, daugh- Jer of Mr. and Mrs. Gh,avles BUFFALO BRIDGE DURING AND AFTER FLOOD The above two pictures of the new $250,000 concrete bridge over Buffalo River west of Fort Adams gives a graphic comparison of the levels of the Mississippi River in mid.May as compared with mid -July. Whetone and Woodville's Miss I The upper photo was taken shortly before the river crested on Hospitality ,for 1973, let on I May 18th at 56.7 on the Natchez gauge. The new bridge was Tuesday of this week for the i entirety under water at that time, with its location indicated by Mississippi Gulf Coast where I two vehicles' which were trapped on the . bridge _by the ..rising she is one of 76 contestants in [ waters. The old iron bridge a short distance upstream is in the the 24th annual Miss Hospitality I background. Pageant. Just two months later, on Ju 20th, the new span is shown Sponsored by the Travel & from approximately the same angle, looking upstream with the Tourism Department of the Mis- sissippi Arlcultural and Indus- trial Board, the Miss Hospitalty Pageant .was to begin on Wed- zesday, July 25, and will run ressman Gross and commend c ash ie r of the Commercial lrn on his forthright stand in Bank, left last Saturday for through Saturday night. July 28.   hom near Frankfort At that time, special corona- OlOPosing this rather under- -:,s -,. -,  , - a famil ::[tin ceremonies will be held in handed scheme to slip the con- enucl, o aen Y l ......... 5ne uena vista l'lOgel gressicnal pay boost through reunion. We are sure that he , and the had a delightful time, as no one new title winner will be named. we know can enjoy such occa- I In addition to he coronation sions more than our riend Bull, of Miss Hospi,tality, five other John King Sessions and girls will be named to represent Marin Collum left Mondlay the five-area touri'st councils of Without the knowledge of the folks back home. Apparently lhases 1, 2. 3 and 4 are aimed Only at the simple working folk ho pay 'the taxes to support governmen officials, who in eir lofty positions consider emselves above and exempt from any type of wage or price control. for Bolton to spend .the re- mainder of the week at a hottse party which was given by friends. Mrs. Carrie Neyland and her son, Mr. Willie Neyland, of the old iron bridge int the background. In the two months time lapse between the two photos the Mississippi had fallen some 30 feet from its mid-May record crest. The new bridge, which is the only land route connecting extreme western Wilkinson County-and the Jackson Point area of Adams County with "the hills", is now open to traffic. Supervisor Steve Reed said Wednesday. The span is still under construction contract to T. P. Groome and has not been formally turned owr to the county, he added. More before and after flood pictures will be found on Page 5. Supervisors Name New Welfare Board the state. These girls will be alternates 'o Miss Hospitality and will be "official hostesses" for their respective areas. This is the first year for area tourist councils, and also the first year Me,mbe's o'f the Villdrson County Welfare Board were ap- pointed for a four-year ,term beginning July 1, 1973. at a re- cent meeting of the Wilkinson County Board of Supervisors. third district, were visitors to girls will be chosen to represent The National Association o flwoodvlle on Tuesday fter-their ar:a of the state i p Named to tie boarwee the nufacturers takes a dim view noon. ,- .................. -""--'= ......... mis us e of federal ood Mrs. John Cox, Miss Ruth tazPS, a's witness one of their Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Tare, I U P ' eciitorials: "When the food and Messrs. Allen Cox, John[ nc e ere rom ercy s roe dys tara,p program was enacted by Cox, and Cyril Flake, of Baon I .................. .... -,--'.-- Ongress in 1964 its purpose was Rouge, came up for the Cox- I 1 .m raise the level of nutrition 2,rgue wedding on Wednesday.' DEAR MISTER EDITOR: hook politicians up to the at- tention level analyzer cause the raOng low-income households. While here ,hey were the Did you see where they have bells would drive everbody crazy. ow the soaring use of welfare guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. invented a machine to keep yOU!Probable. Bug said, the machine alert on the job? It's called a "attention level analyzer" and lWOuld blow .all it's fuses when them Congressmen started talk- it's :got alarms that go off lf' ing saving and thinking spend- you doze off and even if your ing. Fact is, declared Bug, you mind wanders off what you're seldom find a politician that doing. It's suposed to be special can think and talk at the same good fer long distance pilots time assistance by strikers, partic- 'lrly food stamps, constitutes  Zanier threat to effective col- 'eCtive bargaining. It can con- lbute to longer strikes, higher settlements, and a continuation Of inflation. Industry leaders Tucker. The Democratic Execu'tlv Committee of this county will meet at the court house in Woodville on next Tuesday morning, July 24th, at 11 o'clocl for the purpose of Donald Alonzo, New WCCA Coach, Arrives . Donald Alonzo, the recently-] elected football coach for Wil- I kinson County Christian Acad-I emy, arrived here this week and held the first meeting with his prospective 1973 grid team mem- bers on Tuesday night of this Car Stolen Here Saturday Morning Quickly Recovered by Andy Lewis Saturday morning about 10:30, a car owned by Clyde Wood was stolen by two black escapees from the Louisiana Training Institute near Baker, I. Earlier, the two juveniles had been seen in the car belonging to Jerry Foster, and when he confronted them they were re- ported to have said that they were "just cooling off." The two then apparently went to the Wood's car which was parked near the owner's store ,on Depot Street and presuma,bly just drove off, as the keys were left in the car. The car was discovered miss- ing .almost immediately, and the theft was .reported to the Sheriff's Department. They then put out a bulletin. A city police- man in Natchez was turning around on John R. Junkin Drive when he heard the report of the stolen car. As he was receiving the bulletin, he noticed the vehicle in question pass in front of him. He immediately gave chase and caught the ,two ju- veniles just before they crossed the Mississippi River B.rldge into Louisiana. The escapees were lodged in the city jail in Natchez. The car was stolen about 1030 a.m. and was recovered undamaged about 11:10 a.m. It was back in the hands of the owner in about two hours. This incident shows the need to remove the keys from your car, a need which has now reached Woodvtlle. No matter where you are going or for how short a time, "REMOVE YOUR KEYS !" Mr. Wood would like-to ex- tend his deepest appreciation to the Wilkinson County Sheriff Department and the Natchez Police Department for their prompt and efficient service. County Shares In Petroleum Tax Surplus Wilkinson County has re- ceived $112,539 as its share of a petroleum tax surplus fund amounting to almost $11 million and distributed this month by the state motor vehicle comp- troller's department. Comptroller Doxey Fisher said in announcing the surplus that It was the largest ever returned estimate the cost of giving wel- fare assistance will escalate to making rrangements .fcr th 319 million annually. It is time approaching primary election. for Congress to re-define the 75 YEARS AGO eligibility of receivers of food tapsand to stop the abusive Business to ,the casual ob- distortion of the welfare as- server seems rather dull in and "elstance pro gr am. Reservelabut our town, but at this etaraps for the truly needy, notlSeasn it is to be expected, still . or U. S. Treasury strike as-'trade continues better than last lStance.,, year. I Mr. Dorsey Glass of Morning and truck drivers, but the fellers decided at the country store Saturday night that this con- traption is good fer everbody from politicians to cong, rega- tlons. Bug Hookum reported to the fellers where he had saw by the papers that the attention level analyzer works by measuring your ,brain .waves. If the w,ave pattern changes while you're to the counties. Distribution of week. Coach Alonzo comes here from .the $10,739,868 surplus was West Monroe High School in authorized in 1966 and is based Louisiana. He was formerly on the amount each county re- ceived from petroleum taxes coach at Cathedral High in at that time. However, it was Natchez for ten years, and at Vidalia High for two. some three years later in 1969 before the fund had grown He is married and has twin large enough to make a distri- 12-year-old daughters. His fam- bution from surplus money in tly will join him here at a later the state account. date. "Ths year's surplus, in ad- dition to being the largest ever Oil Discovery Certain returned to the counties, is also part of the largest year of total In Wilkinson Drilling collections received ,by our de- partment," said Fisher o I Glory was in town on Thursday. Illinois Secretary of State'I-Ie reports crops in, very good hooked to the machine, the  Mike Howlett is quoted as say- condition ir that locality, alarms go off to get you back lng: "If God meant for us to Mr. Alfred Best returned on the right track. Bug said the have a permissive society, He ,home on Tuesday from Baton piece didn't say, but he reck- OUld have given us ten sug- Rouge where he has been at- oned the machine don't care estions instead of Ten Corn- tending school. Alfred has taken what you're thinking as long as andments, the entire course at this Col- you keep thinking it. """ lege and graduated with honors. There's a heap of places that He will take up the study of gadget will come m handy, Bug The pharmacy next session .at that allowed, and he would like to A new oil discovery in Wil- Clem Webster said it would kinson County is assured and .be interesting to see what would operators have started construc- happen if you set the attention tion of storage tanks, after analyzer on freeze and turned I it loose in Congress. If we could] catch them Congressmen while I they got this latest price freeze R on their minds, we might get] them .thinking about freezing G,uvernment to, Clem said. If we could jest get a freeze on Ilagpoles, Clem allowed. 'that would help. Clem had saw where the Department of Housing and Urban Development got a new 45 .foot flagpole. Right away, the next door Department of Trans- portation put up a pair of 75 foot, poles. HUD come right back with two 80 foot poles fer a total flagpole bill of $26,500. And Clem had saw where a. lounge successfully testing their find. The new producing area was found by James B. Furh Jr. and Associates at a site two miles north of the Wilkinson commu- nity in the NE SE of Section 5- T3N-RIW. The well, the Crosby No. 2. has been tested at a low rate of 88 barrels of oil per day through an eighty-fourth-inch choke. No water was reported. Also in Wilkinson County, an attempt to reestablish produc- Total state petroleum tax revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30 were in excess of $115 million, or a rise of eight percent over the $107 mil- lion collected in the .previous 12-month period. Under provisions of state law, each county ,has ,already re- ceived from the motor vehicle comptroller $190,000 as its basic share of state petroleum reve- nues. The amount now distrib- uted back to the c011R. Ill over and above the baie amount set out in the law. "The law requires that we Gas Truck Driver Killed By Falling Tree Last Saturday Albert W. Webb of Natchez was killed instantly last Sat- urday ,when the truck in which he wa sitting was crushed by a falling tree, according to Sheriff H. B. McGraw, Webb was an owner of Willer and Webb Oil Company of Natchez, a :butane distributing firm. At the time of the accident Webb had driven to the Thad Leake residence in the Possum Corner vicinity in northern Wilkinson County to deliver fuel. He was sitting in his truck waiting for a heavy rain and wind storm to abate when a large pecan tree fell onto his 'vehicle, crushing the cab. The giant tree was said to have been some five feet in diameter. Sheriff McGraw, who was called to the scene, said that a crew worked from about 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. removing the tree in order to recover Webb's body. The sheriff said that Dewey Bateast, local logging contractor, furnished his crew and equip- ment free of charge including power saws, two skidders and a loader durlng the work of re- moving the tree. Revival, Homecoming Set At Mars Hill Methodist Church The annual Revival and Homecoming is scheduled for July 30 through August 5 at Mars Hill Methodist Church. Services will be held each eve- ning, Monday July 30, through Friday, August 5, at 8 p.m. The meetings will ,be climaxed on Sunday, August 5, with the an- nual Homecoming Day. On this day service will be held at 11 a.m., followed with fellowship and dinner during the noon time Afternoon services begin- ning a 2 p.m. will be a musical program. All these services are to be under the direction ,of the pas- tor, the Rev. Gary Simpson, who along with the members extends an invitation to all who can to attend 'these services.. Come and join with us in wor- ship and fellowship, they said. Homochitto River Walkway Opened On Highway 33 A walkway has been opened over the Homochitto River on ,1Vississippi Highway 33, Glen- vall Estes of the Mississippi Highway Dpr,ment ,said on Thursday of last week. No vehicle can cross the river at that point because work has ]not been completed on construc- I tion of a new bridge. But the walkway will allow persons to cross the river by foot or emergencies, visiting and other needs. Estes praised Buste.r Hazlip, who owns the land and donated right-of-way to allow the walk- way to be completed. Commas- siGner Shag Pylon also fought for the appropriation before the highway commission. tion at Woodlawn Field has en- divide any surplus money three countered wo potential pay ways," said Fisher. "We first zones, have to divide the total amount The possible rediscovery, the of money into three equal Peterman No. 1, is the effort of perts. The Mayor's Corner MAYOR GONDA SAYS ... The town employees along with Mr. Lumpkin and the NYC boys are doing a wonderful job of cleaning up the town It will not be completed unless we have the help and cooperation of all the citizens. Let's all pitch in and stop littering ,and start w000000,sWeather =)ate :hed., July 18 u., July 19 'I" July 20 t.., July 21 Un., July 22 Ior., July 23 Tue., July 24 Jaily Readings: Rainfall 1 o.m. Temperatures 5 p.m. furnished courtesy of school and act as an assistant. The Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday Rain Hi Lo .and barely had a quorum as 0 94 72 0 94 73 .28 94 71 .61 94 71 .22 92 73 .54 94 70 0 94 72 Actual. Bug said, we would need two at .the church, one fer the members C. T. Netterville and preacher and the other fer the W. J. Jenkins were absent, both congregation. If they got pat being confined to their homes the first hymn afore his old by illness. This is the first lady started thinking whuther time this Board has not had a she cut off the stove under the full attendan, ce. The Fourth of July was duly celebrated here by the booming of Old Grover and the raising of Old Glory. Quite a number of our merchants had flags Miss. Forestry Commission.) ,displayed from ,heir store. start by setting one up at his fer House members recent put church on Sunday mo'n4ng, in a new carpet at $32,000, new drapes that cost $22,000, and $45,000 wrth of fancy light fixtures. Mi'ster Editor, I don't see much future in Guvernment for the attentior analyzer unless we pot roast it would be a blessing, can git it programed to think Bug said. Farthermore, if the save, and to keep the taxpayers preacher got. halfway through awake long enuff to git em to his text without throwing in[the polls. somepun on the collection Bu:] Yours truly, said he'd be surprised, ug ald tt wouldn't do  . .... Unela Pete the El Tore Oil Company and is located in Section 16-T3N-R3W. The hole ,was drilled to a total depth of 7500, and sidewall sam- ples indicate sands with oil shows at 7374-7383 and 7423- 7426. Woodlawn Field was discov- following five members, repre- senting each of the five super- visor districts, of the county: 1st. Albert Baker; 2nd, Joseph Anthony; 3rd, J. Carl Lea; 4th, Fred :MCarstle; and 5th, Joe Roberts. "The first third is then di- cutting the weeds and grass. vided equally among all eountles. To the owners ,of empty lots The next third is split up ac- or lots with dilapidated build- cording to the population of the l ings, I am appealing to you to county, while the last third is rectify these conditions. The divided based on the square Board of Aldermen and I have miles in each county." decided that if these conditions are not rectified by Augttst 10, ered in April 1969 when the 1973. the town employees will Secan Oil Company successfully handle the situation at your completed the Stricker No. C-7. expense. The well produced about 2380 1 By state law the town car barrels of oil p.rlor to its aban-[assess expenses for cleaning the donment in November 1969. The ]lots or tearing down dilapidated discovery well lles about 800 leer I building up to $300. west of ,the new welL i George Gonda, Mayor !