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Page 4 tit The Woodville Republieqn, Woodvi!le,.Misslsslppi Friday, August 3:1.973 MISSISSIPPI OUTLOOK by Paul Pittman All signs from this early Au- gust vantage point lead to the conclusion that the state legis- lature is heading for a hectic and abrasive session in January of 1974. But, remember that we are in the Dog Days. And the ill- tempered malaise of late sum- mer may well dissolve before January rolls around. But there ls a public mood abroad which tends to indicate otherwise. As this column has already xeported, the chances are good that the controversies over caunty supervisors, litiga- tion in the federal courts aimed at bringing down the justice of the peace system and a general public sensitivity to consumer problems will lead to govern- mental reform In the new year. Har:l evidence of this po-sl - bllity was revealed in a recent survey by the Mississlppi Eco- nomic Council. The MEC says that of legislators responding to a survey on county government recently, 75 per cent indicated they will support county unit legislation in the 1974 'session. The county unit system has heretofore been an anabhema to the .,state's. county supervisors. They fear it will dilute their ability to handle their own dis- trict affairs in their own way. I on charges of irregular buying I practices. Moreover, Eddie Khayat of Jackson county, a long-time supervisor and executive vice president of the state a.socia- tlon. recently resigned his post. He had been under fire aftex he pleaded no eonest to evasion of federal taxes. In addition. Hinds county supervisors, ap- patently spooked by the turn cf events, have withdrawn from the association. It will be surprising if the legi.lature doesn't come up with some kind of county govern- ment reform out of all this. Add to the mix the ab,rasive encounters that Governor Bill Waller has been having with some key legislators over pro- posed new accommodations in And, in the past. the p.ower- the Capitol, ,and the possibility ful supervisors association gen- of a hectic and interesting 1974 orally' got its way in Jackson, session is indicated. the most proving to be one of More subtle but underlying effective lobbying groups of the whole situation, ls the now them all.  celebrated Watergate case. A1- There is ,reason to believ, e now, I though only .obliquely involved however. (hat their power has Iwith the situation in Mississippi, been diluted. They have been it has created a public mood under the gun st%tewide over a highly publicized .price dif- ferential in the prices being paid for metal pipe culvert. And. in t':.e case of Jones county, some of the supervisors .are in the process of ,being prosecuted of distrust of politicians in general. Public figures are no longer the heroes they once might have been. And some of them are getting wind of their new and less imposing status with the people. The histarically valuable Mis- sissippi Governor's M a n sip n located in Lhe downtown area of Jackson is a welcome oasis. a relief from the paved streets. power-poles and tall buildings of a growing city. I is also a recognized histor- ical land,mark in the State of Mississippi, and is listed in the National Register among other properties of the nation as an important historical place. Finally, during the last six weeks, the vacant Mansion has received needed attention. Res- toration of the total complex-- historical mansion, executive residence, u til ity buildings, driveway, landscaping, complete mechanical, electrical and secu- rity systems has begun. Pre- dictions are that the wo.rk could be completed by 1975. Funds Appropriated Make your last round decision. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Perry on Sunday were his brother and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Perry, of St. Francisville. Clearance + H & R FORD, Inc., Woodville, Miss. During the recent session of TRACE RIGHT OF WAY COMPLETED Judge Robert A. Bonds, [ the Legislature, the last portion Adams County, signs the judgment for the acquisition for the last ] of funds needed for the resto- parcel o;f right of way en the Natchez Trace Parkway in the State ration was appropriated, and of Mississi'ppi. Robert W. Bell, Jr., Chief Negotiator for the State Governor Bill Waller signed Highway Department and Supervisor for the Natchez Trace Park- that bill in April, iving the go- way who has worked on acquiring right of way for the trace tor I ahead to the entire $2.5 million the past 37 years, witnessed the historic signing, (Itighway Dept.. project. Construction immedi- ately began under .the .super- Photo) I vision of the Mississippi State Mars Hill News nd Mrs. Donna Day. Building Commission headed by Mr. Louis Arnold visited Mr. James D. Chastain. Now, once aga,in the Mansion and Mrs. Delos Floyd last Tues- will be one of Mississippi's top day in Sankum community, tourist attra, ctions and will be Mr. and Mrs. William Perry visited in Natchez with their the home for Mississippi's children. Mr. and Mrs. Lester I Governor. 'S Mansion of Mississippi was Stately ,and serene, the Go,-[years since the Governor ernor s Mansion was completed l in 181 and was Irst occupied va.cated;waiting fort( haS(he pStdl.a n nern'Pi n g, i bY Governox Tilgham M. Tucker talking, researching, draW rag's' and his family in 1842. Except fund gathering ,and final de* TO SERVE YOU BETTER I $45 + _ + .......... , ................. , ...... . $40 $35 $30 $25' $20 Jan Feb Mar Apt May Jun JuI Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec J A typical Total Electric service bill coldd have variations such as shown bylhe solid line. I aymcnts on the Level Pay Plan (based on the same usage) would be sinfilar to the dotted line. *The pre('edhtg L' a shnpl(tTed e.7lcmation of MP&L's rider sehe(hde RB-4, rhi('h has been authorized by (htly constituted reJ.,uhuory authority and states, "The 'ttstamdr's Inotlth]y ItSd will he hilh'd at the alV)licahh, rate and his actotutl debited in the IlSltal maH/ler. The amotl/tl So del('rmin(,d will he a(lias/ed so that the net amoHttg payahleJor service in the eulrent month shah equal, to the nearest whole dolhtr, the ctverage amottnt billed to the ('ttstomer anger the applicabh, rate Jbr tweh'e manth" ending with the current month, plas or minas one-twe!/'th qf the accunmhtted (l(/,r- ence between previoax Dtonlhly amOHlll.Y dehited arid the prior statetnents of net atnounts payabh, Jbr monthO' serrlc tinder this phttl." MP&L's "Level Pay Plan" helps you budget... and helps your peace of mind, too. :People who live in Mississippi know the weather can vary a great dealhot ia summer, cold in winter. And When the weather fh, ctuatcs, so do certain monthly" .bills. The utility bill, for instance. ]t can go up in the summer when you need lots of air conditioning; up too in the winter during the heating season. But in between, when you're 'aasing only the normal houschokt appliances, your electric bill ,may be considcrably lower. : Variation like that can put a strain on your budget---, ,and on your peace of mind, too. But many Mississippi Power & ;Light customers, whose service bills are more than $120 a year, avoid the uncertainly of "'peaks and wdlcys" in their billing by t;king adwmtagc at: MP&I.'s, Lcvcl Pay Plan. What is Level Pay? Sintply put, the amount you pay each nonth Js approximalcly ]/I 2 of the amount payable for service used irt thc ] 2 month period cnding with the current nmnth. 13ccausc usage of electricity varies from month to month, Level Pay cannot be based simply on a calendar year; instead it is an average anaount derived from the 12 months preceding the month for which you are billed.* Does it sound compliCatcd? It isn't really. And if you're interested in the advantages the Level Pay Plan can mean :for your hudget arrangcmcnts, call your local office of MP&L. We will bc glad to explain how Level Pay is another feature of. MP&L t]mt hclps the Company to serve you better. o! NhsslSSlppl & LIGHT POWER 50 Years//e/ping Build Mississippi UTILITIES SYSTEM h6r hard hat and tours (he area. watchin the present co n=, st, ruction work which is unde- way. Two Buildings According to Miss capers, there are basically wo buildings in the executive residence. The firs is the original MansiOn .which has considerable his(or" ical significance. Plans axe W restore that front part whiCh was originally designed in Greek Revival style by Williara Nichols. noted 19th Century architect. Miss Capers said that the original Mansion will be re- stored and the addition will be reconstructed. She also said that the addition will be co" patible with the building, although it would not have authentic antique furnishings th,roughout. Terrell Wise. building con" ,tractor for the job. has said thai the demolition of tlae 1908 addition is being done and that the foundation for an equiP: men( building has been poured and mechanical 'and electrical work in that area is underwaY' He also said that removal of plaster f, rom the walls of tlae original :building, removal of the' dividing walls and ,the re" building of these to stabilize the structure is being c era pleted. It has been almost three for the Civil War years and the cisions to be completed. Now tlae Carpetbag era which followed, Mansion is getting more tha.n it has .been the official rest- just a face-lift, and the pro" donee of staee chief executives oct is one in which all state and their families, residents should take pride. In preparing to restore the When all is over. the MansiOn Mansion the Building Commis- will be truly one df AmeriCa's sion and Jack.son Architectural aries( historic .nd majestically Engineexs Lewis ,and Eaonl beautiful "official residences. r e a liz e d that the restored ............................... building must accomodate threc mujor functions w hi c h some- times conflict with each other: "Life is historical, executive and living. I To assist in authentically re- storing the Mansion to its pro- Civil War attitude, Miss Char- up of lotto Capers was. designaeed as the principal executive to im- plement the restoration for the ,Board of Trustees of the De- W. S. Gilbert partment of Archives and 1836-1911 History. Miss Capers explained that her position was s,trictly "ad- visory," but often she sports Pery and children and Mrs, Fred McGuire and children. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Verlis Perry on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Shell and children of Roxie Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Boykin and children and his sister, Mrs. Murray Toni. of Morgan City, and Mr. and Mrs. ' _.m,n Tom Perry and children, s a plesaat interr.uv';'nt Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. from work. Make it e'un more PI=*% u H. J. Ashley were Mr. and Mrs. with the peace of mind Farm Bur msuranee can help give yoU. r',':t" 0 Shelby Smith of Kingston. Mr. C. W. Cavin and son. ' protection, you'll be assured it,. Charles. of Baton Rouge spent vacation time won't endin great financial loss due to an accide", Friday night and Saturday with Take advantage of Farm Bure.a] his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter complete protection. Call your,. , -at,*, Oavin. Farm Bureau Insurance agent todY Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Decker about preparing for t0m0rr0" of Gioster were guests on Friday Richard Flaccomio of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cavin. 888-3661 or 4612 Mrs. Irene Cavin and d.augh- Box 444 ter of Baton R, ouge spent (he weekend with .h,er daughter, Woodville, Miss, Ms. Bobby Johnson, of Crosby route. :,!,: .  .k:', ' ...... ':"::);:]i'"i .. t ++"+++ i:". ":;i:}!:r:.:; ". .... ;, .... i  :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .,    ,:. 2 '''''''' CUSTOMCLIPPING & PLOWING For information and arrangements please contact either: Shane Pourciau at 645-4011 or Earl McNabb at 645-3762 in Centreville, Miss. # x', '+ " ; +