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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 [ OCaHSmS [by Lewis... We wish to apologize to all 0j our out-of-town subscribers =for the probable later-than- SUal arrival of their Republi- Cans last week. We printed the Weekly issue as the regular time Wednesday afternoon, sacked them up and labeled the sacks, Sad delivered aii of the papers to the local postoffice at our USUal time, about 8:30 a.m. on : 'hursday. e|lJnl|l|l JlllnnllaJnulnHunuHnlllmgJn|lm|nan|UHa| From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " *Dl|Ballllll|lla. |..l|t J|l|,l,i. ll,liHa0161ml.lm||u| ||0t|||. 25 YEARS AGO lir. and Mrs. Charles Evans and children, Judy and Chas., Jr., who have made their home here for several years, left recently for Ruston, La., where they will reside in the future. The home on Natchez Street which they rented from Mrs. J. G. Larrieu will be occupied 'by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch and family. Mr. and Mrs. August Martens It was not until Friday morn- and two sons, Billy and George, lg that we learned that all of ,rpent several days in Atlanta tte sacks containing out-of- Wn papers were still in the VOodville office--forgotten by the mail truck driver who nor- ally transports them to Mc- Omb on Thursday afterno'on! We don t know exactly how he raanagcd to miss the nine sacks. % .they were carefully placed !a a baggage truck immediately aSide the back door of the post- office. But anyway he did. Our thanks go to friends Post- laSter Nolan McCraine and (Ordon Carr, both .of whom alled us, minutes apart, Friday to advise .that the Astonisher" had not in Centrevillc, for it was llot until then that we learned l the error. We immediately' llaPatched our vehicle to our l this week. Mrs. Charles Thomas, Jr., has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Frank Causey, in Baton Rouge this week. Mrs. Ethel Brabston and da ugh'grs, Misses Ethel and Margaret, spent the .past Sun- day in Vicksburg. Mrs. Charles Plitt and Charles Alvin have been visiting this week at the home of her sister- in-law, Mrs. Horace Easterling, in Holly Bluff. Mrs. C. H. Swango and Mrs.. Carl Pless of Bedford, Indiana, are spending several weeks here at the borne of the former's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ford, Jr. Miss Mary Lou Masey left llelghboring town with the sack Wednesday for West Point where " Pape,rg ,addressed to that she will visit in the home of office, but the remainder ,of the her MSCW roommate. hPers reposed in the Woodville Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Jenkins lstaffice until 1,ate Friday and two children were recent aternoon, when the marl truck vlitors wth her [ather, Mr. tlCked them tp for delivery ,to Arthur Baker, and Mr. and Mrs. ICComb. It t us took nearly 36 H. B. Cunningham. h0rs for eight of our mail sacks Miss Mary Stewar.rt Jones has ldressed to out-of-{dwn points moved ,back ;from Balkan louge of delivery to clear the local to her ,iome here, her many 0Stoffice. friends will ,be glad to know. 1. CRY FOR ItAPPY! Becky Black, of Brookhaven, chosen Mississippi's Miss Hospitality in ceremonies at Pete Fountain's Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi Saturday night, responds to enthusi- astic congratulations from fellow contestants. Area tourist council hostesses named during the ceremony were: Mitzi Scott, Tupelo; Hattie Flowers, Winona; Linda Kennedy, Biloxi; Pamela Kay Newell, Decatur: and Donna Kay Williams, Roxie. Natural Gas Rates Increase Set Here An increase in the cost of natural gas to customers of the Town of Woodvtlle is formally se,t farth in an ordinance ap- pearing elsewhere in this issue. The ordinance provides for an increase of 55 cents in the min- imum monthly bill, from $1.70 to $2.25, a boost of some 33 per cent. Increases of about he same per cent are provided in the cost of additional gas over and above the original 1,000 cubic feet covered ,by the mini- mum bill. The ordinance also levies an additi, onal $1.00 charge New Oil Field For Wilkinson County A new oil field in Wilkinson County is 'assured following testing operations at a wildcat showed commercial production in the Crosby No. 2 well which was drilled by James B. Furrh, Jr., et el. The new field has not been named yet. Production was in the Parker Sand of the Wilcox Formation through perforations from 7105- 7107 feet, which yielded a lpw of 126 barrels of oil per dty. The hole is cemented with,, a string f 5-tnch production pipe to 7221 feet.- Friday, August 3, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 9 Local Track Star To 3,010 Get $176,000 Compete In National ] Mont00lYi n00:00icoSe00urity AAU Junior Olympms In W" k! un y Indiana ells Carr ^ her I Social Security ,benef'tsi were . p . ..-- . i= , .. -]belng paid to residents of WiN man oz wooavme ass won nelkinso n County at a rate of right to compete in the seventh $176,000 a month :at the close annual National AAU Junior of 1972, Ben W. Price, social so- Olympic Multi-Sport Champion-tcurity manager in Natchez, said i this week. ships to be held August 14-16, Of the social security bone- 1973, at the University of Mich- igan in Ann Abor. I ficiaries living in Wilkinson Carie wll compete in ,*,he AAU Junior Olympic T, rack and Field Championshps as a mem- ber .of Region 9 of the AAU. She will compete in the 220-yard dash. This prestigeous event featur- County, 1244 are retired workers and their dependents. Another 443 re receiving benefits as the survivors of workers who have died. and 323 are getting bene- fits as disabled workers or their dependents. lng over 600 of the nation's Price pointed out that el- finest young athletes is spon- though most social security ben- sored by the Chevrolet Motor eficiaries are older people, about Division, the sole national spon- sor of .the entire AAU Junior Olympics and Physical Fitness .program. Athletes competing in this three-day spectacle will be flown in via chartered jets from across the United States to compete in one of six sports that will hold competition: swimming, diving, jude, gymnastics, track and field, and trampoline. A coveted AAU Junior Olympic Gold Medal will be awarded to the top con- testant in each of the events that make 'up this important national sprts activity. Large crowds are expected to be on hand to witness the cham- pionships. In addition, millions more will have the opportunity to view it on national television via the "CBS Sports Spectac- ular" on Sunday, August 19, at 3 p.m. EST. Thousands more will see a half-hour filmed special one out of every four is under age 60. In Wilkinson County, 746 people under age 60 are collect- ing social security payments each month. Nearly 426 are un- der age 18, receiving payments because a working father or mother has died or is getting social security disability or ,re- tirement benefits. Most of the 75 beneficiaries in Wilkinson County between 18 and 22 years of age are getting student's benefits under a provision in the social security law permitting the continuation of a child's benefits ,beyond his 18th birth- day and up to age 22 if he child is attending school full time. Also in this 18-22 age group, Price said, are some other types of beneficiaries, illustrating the broad family protection that the social security program pro- vides workers of all ages. Some LOCAL SCHOOLS SET AUGUST 17 OPENING tDATE Wilkinson Cou y schools, both public and private, have ,set August 17 as their opening date for the 1973-74 session, the earliest date f.0r local school beginnings in many years. This earlier-than-usual open- ing date for area secondary schools is brought about pri- marily by the change m most college scheduling whereby the fir;st emester is being completed before the Christmas holidays, thus allowing students to com- plete mid-term exams befo,re the holiday break. The local schools will now follow this .same scheduling plan. Following are the opening plans and other back-to-school information for county schools: Wilkinson County Christian Academy Wilkinson County Christian Academy faculty membens will .meet in the schaol library at 9 a.m on August 16 On Friday, August 17. all stu- dents will register for the 1973- 74 school session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Busses will run at 10:20 a.m. on Friday. All su- dents entering the first grade should bring their .birth certifi- cates with them when they come to egister. Regular classes will sar at 8:30 a.m. on August 20. and school will be dismissed ,at the regular timc that day. The school office will be open from 8:30 a.m. vo 3 p.m., Mon- day through Friday, beginning August 6. The first month's tui- tion and any registration and of the event which will be shown in schools, churches, club's and .civic organizations nationwide. Fred C. Matthaei, J,r., Junior Olympic Championship Organi- zation chairman, and the entire host AAU Michigan Association aff have spent a good deal of are children of retired, disabled, building fees due should be paid or deceased workers who became at the office before registration disabled before they reached 22 day.' and who will probably never be ]Centreville Academy able to work and become self- I Registration for the 1973-74 supporting. The monthly bone-iterm of Centreville AcademY fits of these young people, se- will be laeld on Friday morning, verely 'handicapped by physical August 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 or mental dlsailittes, will con- noon. Regular classwork will be- That ain't exactly what we'd ! 11 Zipping the ,mail to its ! etination ! It would appear that the heat Will be on the legislature in its eXt regular session to take Orae action to force county cards cf supervisors into the ,%Unty unit system, or at least alto some more ,business-like forts of centralized purchasing. -'ver since an out-of-state broke a story about a culve.r supply firm unsuccessfully to sell She came last Thursday, having only recently sold her home in that city. 50 YEARS AGO Miss Lillian Tucker returned home last Saturday from a delightful two weeks' visit to friends in J,ackson. Mr. E. D. Ogden, of Donegal, who is one of this county's most s t c qle   ftt I, brought in two limbs of cotton on Monday on which there were a number of well-matured bolls and several squares, which in Mississippi ,at some showed that the cotton crop Percent less than the going of this coun'ty still gives prom- there has been a rising ise of a Ialr yield, of sentiment expressed in Dr. C. G. Hewes and Mr. Kent of some form of manage- S. Hewes, of West Feliciana on a county-wide rather a district basis. ov. Bill Waller was one of frst public officials to ex- support of the county unit and since that time a Economic Council lrvey has revealed that 75 per- of the Mississippi legis- responding have stated they will support county legislation in the 1974 sos- parish, were business visitors to Woodville on Wednesday morn- ing. A little girl shrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Lowry on Monday afternoon. Misses Eugenic Lewis, Carrie Lanehart and Jo Tucker left Thursday for Fayette on a week's visit to their friend, Miss Katie Lewis. The King's Daughters met with Mrs. J. K. Sessions on t Advocates of the plan contend Tuesday and ,will meet with hat some eform which will .Mrs. L. T. entress on net Ure county mane ement on th - g . e basis of financially ound tlrclples is long overdue. Most of us complain loudly regularly about the 280 per- rlse in federal government in the past 20 years, but are aware that state and government costs are co- to .have climbed 569 per- Tuesday afternoon at our o'clock. Mrs, R. M. McGehee, rs. J. A. Redhead, Miss Corrine Snowden and Jack, Robert and Norwood Redhead spent Wed- nesday in Natchez on a visit to relatives ,and friends. 75 YEARS AGO In the same two decades. Mr. Jos. Johnson, Supt. of e do not claim to be experts Education, returned home last on the minimum bill of all gas customers outside the city limits, where customers will be assessed Wilkinson m Sec. 5 TJN-RlW. $3.25 in lieu of the resident minimum of $2.25. The increased rates will take Woodville Hires effect on and after the Sep- tember 10th meter reading. The increase in the cost of gas o customers of the Town of Woodville was brought about by an increase in the cost to the town of wholesale natural gas. The Mid-Louisiana Gas Company, the local supplier, ,has increased their rates to the municipality by some 47 per .cent, town officials stated. time already making prepara-tinue indefinitely. Benefits are The new field is located ap- jtions for the event and feel it also payable to the mother if proximately two miles north of will be the best ever held. Ar- the son or daughter is in the riving at the University of mother's care. Michigan from across the United Price said that another rela- 1States "ia chartered jets, the tively small but significant competitors will be housed In group of youthful social security New Policeman campus dormitories. Transpor- beneficiaries re those who are tation, room and *board will all receiving benefits as disabled Harvey Cobb ,has been era- be provided by the AAU. workers. ployed by the Town of Wood- Each of the participating ville as a member of Vhe munici- young athletes .has been victori- pal police orce, effective August ous over hundreds of other ath- Bureau Of Narcotics 14th. Cobb, a resident of Wil- letes who sought to compete in kinson County near &loster and the prestigious event. Generally, Increases Activities a former Gloster policeman, will a participant progressed from begin full-time work here on local AAU winner to association Jackson  The Missisippi that date, Police Chief James (there are 58 associations ha- Bureau of Narcotics has in- tionwide) vinne,r. o regional ores.sod its num,ber of arrests winner before becoming ,eligible by 278% the first six months of for the championships. 1973 as compared to the same The 1973 AAU Junior Olympic ,period in 1972. Championships will be the 7th This fact ,and others were re- annual event. The first (1967) leased Tecently by Bureau Di- was held in Washin'gton, D. C. rector Kenneth W. Fairly in This w followed by the selec- that agency's emi-annual re- tion of the University of Ten-IP ort to the state. nessee in Knoxville for the 19681 Fairly also pointed out that and 1970 Championships, San!the number of cases initiated by Diego, Calif., in 1969, the Air] the Bureau has increased by Force Academy in Colorado 82% and the defendants in- volved have increased by 87%. "We had arrested 45 defend- .ants this time last year. We now have rrested 170 for the first slx months of 1973," the paid attention, cause he was try for the Championships in director stated. privileged now to pay all tl]e taxes he was able to enjoy. Zeke hopes of exposing different In the report issued, it was parts of the United States o explained that the number of said he recollected he ,got a the competitors. notice some years back that he complaints (requests for as- had been selected to glve a pint Aside from the six-sport sistance) received at the Jack- of his blood. The permotion put Championship event, other in- 'son Headquarters ,had increased out by the Red Gross said that divldual Junior Olympic Chain- from 301 in 1972 to 457 for 1973. he ought to feel privileged cause pionships re held each year. In "This in Itself is an increase of his blood could be used to save 1973, boys basketball, girls ,bas- 52% in requests for assistance," somebody's life. Zeke sald it was ketball, decathlon, free-styie Fairly explained. a .big plus for the Guvernment wrestling, greco-roman wresting, He continued, "I believe that riggers .to draw out his taxes and ,buy water polo. weightlifting, boxing this increase is due in part to Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: for a couple of weeks. As long as the money keeps running Ever now and then a news thru us, we never can be sure item comes along that gives who's on the short end of the proper attention to the plus deal, was Bug's words. side of living in .the country. Looking to more plus things, The fellers at the country store Zeke Grubb said .he had heard discussed some of em after Senator Sam Ervin say on TV Springs, Colo., In 1971, and Spo- Clem Webster bruno one to tha5 holding them Watergate kane, Wash., in 1972. It has been their attention during the sos- hearings was "taxing his pc- come the policy of the AAU slon Saturday night, tience." Zeke said he hoped Junior Olympic Committee to Clem had saw this piece about none of them other senators try to rotate areas of the coun- Social Security, and he said he was pleased to ,report that he was drawing pay]unts o money that the next generation of workers wil pay into the system. Farthermore, he said, he probable will wind up girting 10 times in Social Security bene- fits what he ever paid in. Serious, went on Clem, he was glad he was drawing now stead of paying later. He said he couldn't folle,r the county or state finance, but Sunday from Oxford where he in the paper, but he said it 'birth control pills for some pore and synchronized swimming alltw o ,factmls. One, more drugs View of the spiraling costs has been attending the Normal. looked to him like Social So- devils in Ubangt so he don't are staging individual AAU!are being found in the state, Junior Olympics National Cham- tan d two, more people are reliz- nued on Page 2) The WeeFsWeather Mr. Johnson reports being bene- fitted very much 'by his trip. Spain has appealed to this country to open peace negotia- tions. Reports from different sec- ti,ons of the cotton belt show curity is a case of digging holes have to go all the way over to fill up holes til final the there and do it. pionships, ing that they must help lq, aw hole swallers everbody. The Actual, alesmen has been The 'total Junior Olympic pro- enforcement solve this terrific percent ,of the population that taking the plus approach for a gram has been in effect since problem." i working and ,paying is going long time, Bug said. He aid 1949 and now involves millions The report included figures down ever year and the percent he has been gitting mail for of athletes annually within 14 that concerned Bureau opera- of us loafing and girting paid years firom the Reader's Digest sports. It is designed to be a tions lnce its inception October gin at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 20, according to Principal Hil- lery E. Home. The principal also announced the employment of coaches who .will direct the Tiger athletic program during the coming sch.ool year. Mike Mullens of Clinton, La., will serve as head football mentor, while Lee Hurst, also of Clinton. will be assistant grid coach, Principal Horne an- nounced this week. Public Schools All four public schools in Wil- kinson County will open i'or the 1973-74 term on Friday morn- ing, August 17. at 8 a.m. Reg- istration of students and issu- ance of textbooks for all grades will be held on opening day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., witl regular classwork slated to get underway on Monday, August 20, according to Bernard Waites, County Superintendent of Edu- cation. The four ,public schools in the county, along with the princi- pals for each, are: Wilkinson County Training School, Wordy Hicks, Jr.; Finch Attendance Center, Q. R. Dillon; William W i n a n s Attendance Center, Joseph R. White; and Wilkinson County Vocational- Technical Center, Glenn C. Thomas. The Mayor's Corner The law enforcement depart- ment is urging ,all drivers to be a little more careful and to im- prove their driving courtesy. Some citizens have the belief that certain individuals are not required to obey the traffic laws. This assumption is errone- ous. The police have been in: structed that all citizens, in- cluding the Mayor, will be given tlckets for traffi violations. The number of traffic viola- tions during the month of July was 19. This amount broken down by race was .white 9 and Rain Hi" Lo" 'some damage being done to is going up, was Clem's words. ed., July 25 : _an., July 26 ri., July 27 t., July 28 11., July 29' ,or., July 30 -ue., July 31 belly Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. 1.52 90 72 1.83 89 73 Tr 93 71 .O6 90 .70 0 91 70 0 92 71 0 92 71 crops. Bug Hookum said Clem's Dr. C. E. Catchings attended trouble is he don't understand a meeting of the Board of about fluid cunrency. To keep Health at Centreville Wednes- this country .going, Bug allowed, day. you got to keep the money moo- Work on the new steel bridge lng. If the Guvernmen was to on Bayou Sara Greek three-miles jstop taking in and paying out west of town as .progressing. I for a month, Bug said, the hole Watermelons have ,been plen-l economy would fall.apart. It's Jest if the average 'working man was to fergit .to cash his j / heok and make his paymu:ats (_ Temperatures 5 p.m. tiful during the past few weeks ,tatistics furnished courtesy of ,and they are being gold very " Miss. Forestry C'ommiasion.) ehep. " " that tells him ,he already may be a winner afore he is even in the contest. And Bug said he gits mall regular telling him he has been selected to invest in land in Arizona. Mister Editor, all the talk on the plus side reminds me of the writing I onct saw on a tomb- 'stone. It 'was "I was expecting this, but not yet." ours truly, _ ......... Uncle Pete broadly based, mass participa- tion, developmental sports .pro- gram that offers tom,petition to youngsters 6-18, regardless of their ability. Forman said. In the meanwhile, he is working with the force on weekends, local our agents are doing ,and feel Cobb will replace former that this conviction rate shows policeman Robert Skipper, who the detail work our men and .resigned recently to Join the women are ringing to their Magnolia police orce. ohs." 1, 1971. These statistics show{black 10 that 460 defendants have been l I would call attention to the arrested since 1971. "Our con- viction rate is still better than 98%," according to Fairly. "We have received 193 convictton in 195 cases presented to state courts. I am proud of the work ordinance published elsewhere in this issue which provide for an increase of slightly over thirty percen in the natural gas rates for the Town of Wood- ville. This increase was made nece.sary by a boost in whole- sale gas costs to the town of some 47%. George Gonda ...... Mayor