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Established In 1824 Number 10 Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, August 10, 1973 Localisms by Lewis. Many of us are pr, one to have that "now we've seen every- g" feeling as far as social gi at.ion through judicial edict as handed down by federal COurts in recent years is con- Corned: but then something new COmes along to prove more aptly that "we ain't seen nothing Yet." That is certainly our reaction to the latest bit of judicial in- terpretation of existing ,statute' as contained in a recent ruling by U. S. District Judge Orma Smith: that ,the state cannot deny welfare mothers benefits to unborn children otherwise quali,fled, This ruling came in a cast Where two welfare mothers From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " dtlllllgalgllglalllgt ggtlgallIHP Hgllt tit IgHg Iglgt gggggHgt gig'It' 25 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Kee. Jr., had a friend, Mr. Wayne Reed, of Los Angeles, Calif., as a house guest during the week. Rev. Father P. J. O'Donnell expects to leave next Sunday, the 8th, for a vacation of tlree weeks. Rodeo Saturday In Centreville The Wilk-Amite Riding Club of Centrevllle announces that it will sponsor a Jackpot Rodeo on Saturday night, August 11, be- ginning ,at 8 p.m. This rodeo will feature events for adults, little britches, and junior divi- sions, club officials stated. Area Youth Revival Slated August 12-17 The Wilk-Amite United Meth- odist Youth Fellowship Sub- Miss Mary Redmond Catch- District wil sponsor a Youth ings of New Orleans .has been Revival beginning Sunday, Au- visiting her cousins here, Misses gust 12. and lasting .thr.ough Ann, Frances and Kitty Catch- trigs. Work .on the rural electrifi- cation project in this section of the county has been resumed. Eight young men of the crew have rooms at the home of r. ,and Mrs. G. T. Neill. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Calvert are away on a trip, having left claimed that they were denied the past Tuesday morning in 'benefits for their unborn chil- their car for her former home ren under the state to in Greeley, Colo., where they Dependent Children program. JUdge Smith held that sta,te lles withholding aid until after the child's birth conflict with he Social Security Ac.t and federal eligibility rules. Mississippi Attorney General A. F. Summer expressed concern ,t this ruling, and his comments on the .issue are reproduced in art our quote of vhe week: "This as certainly creates an anOmaly. How can payments be ade to dependent children not will visit her family. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Townsend returned home .the middle of the past week from an inter- esting ten day trip down through Texas into Mexico. He left the following day for his old home in Winona to spend the rest of his vacation with his mother in that town. Miss Sarah Jenen returned this week from a delightful vacation trip in company with her aunt, Miss Addle Leak, of Yet born? The time for pay- Baton Roue. They toured Flor- raents has been moved backward id*a then went by plane for a lrom birth to conception I hope visit to Havana, returning by hey decide to s`top there. If we steam ship. e to begin with the gleam Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Clark and 1 the eye, wh,o will do the Ansie Joe .drove over to. Hatties- COUnting ,and certifying. burg last Sunday to take Sonny Clark. . Burton Til}ery .and Bobby Lee to Miss Southern, where the young men registered .as freshmen for the fall term be- ginning next month. Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Catch- ings expected to leave on Fri- day of this week for Memphis, where they will remain through next week because of the illness of her cousin, Mr. Paul Seaton. 50 YEARS AGO Mr. Sam E. Woods, who ,as representative of the Depart- ment of Rehabilitation is en- gaged in looking after the un- .fortunate crippled children of the state who a,re ,fin, anciaily unable to secure treatment, spent several days in our county his week engaged in his work. Mr. William Davis ,and his two daughters, Misses Mamie and Katie Davis, from the fourth district, wre in Woodville Sat- .urday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Steger and two little daughters left during the first of the week for Tus- cumbia, Ala., for a visit of a few According to the American lankers Association. the aver- age U. S. wage earner must 'Vrk 24 minutes to earn money r a pound of sirloin steak. The .average Russian works 132 ratnutes and .the average Japa- aese 269 minutes or ths amount f steak. Compare the percent income the average consumer ends for groceries: U. S. - 16.3, Uropean - 62, ,and African,a, 70. Although the cost, of food in the U. S. has .gone up recently and .the average spent for gro- Ceries ,has increased, it hasn't reched 70 percent. $ $ $ The tated objective of he ater Quality Control Act of 1972, in the words of Repro- Philip M. Crane of " to give le coun- 1O0 percen,t clean water by 85. Yet, according to expert stlmony .'before Committee, ,the 'tlmated cost of achier, in, 100 'rcent clean water by 1.985 is $2.3 trillion. This $2.3 trillion Friday, August 17. The services ,will be held at the United Methodist Churches in Crosby, Liberty and Wood- ville. The week-long revival will feature as its speaker the Roy. Bert Felde.r of Monticello, a former resident of Liberty. There will be special singing with .different groups featured each night. The revival will kick-off with a covered dish supper for the public .at Liberty United Meth- odist Church Sunday night at 7:09. Worship services will fol- low the supper ,at 8:00. Services the following nights of the revival will be at 7:30. The revival services schedule is as follows: Sunday, Liberty; Monday, Crosby; Tuesday, Lib- erty; Wednesday, Woodville; Thursday, Liberty; and Friday, Crosby. Susan Scott Named Miss Wilkinson Co. Farm Bureau Miss Susan Scott, who was recently chosen Miss Wilkinson County Farm Bureau, will rep- resent the county in the Dis- trict Pageant to be held at Southwest Mississippi Junior College at Summit on August 15. The winners in the district pageant will in turn compete in the Miss Mississippi larm Bu- reau Pageant to be '.held at the Heidelberg Hotel in Jackson in December. .Susan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Scott and is a senior ,at Centrevtlle Academy. Fort Adams Bridge To Be Closed To Tall Vehicles T. P. Groome. Fayette. con- ractor on the construction of the new ,bridge over Buffalo Local WWII Veteran Attends 3rd Armored Division Reunion G. C. Golden. World War II veteran, attended.the 26th an- nual reunion of the Third Ar- Centreville Youth Injured In Accident Shane Pourciau. 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pourciau of Centreville. suffered a neck injury in a swimming accident on Thursda.y of last week ,and .hs been under treat- Judy Hammack On Senator John Stennis MSCW Debate Team Returns To Office Miss Judy Hammack left on I August 5th for the NatioFml Senator John C. St-ennis, D-iCollege Debate Worksop,|at Miss,, returned to his officel which she will represent M:isSts- Tuesday for 'the first time stnce Isippi State College for Women, he was shot down in a robbery where she is a student. She ex- in front of ,his Washington home peers to spend one week at January 30. the University of Nebraska at "This is my first venture to- Omaha doin,g research, and then ward returning to my duties in will spend two weeks in Sas- River west of Fort Adams an- nounced this week that the structure will be closed to all vehicles more than seven feet high for the next two weeks. Groome is now putting the finishing touches on the struc- ture. which required istalla- tion of a scaffold over the span. Since t'he scaffold has only a seven,foot clearance, vehicles higher than that will be unable to cross the bridge until com- pletion of the work, some two weeks hence. Birth Certificates Needed For Children Entering First Grade Jackson- As the 1973-74 school year approaches, parents are reminded by the State Boa,rd of Health to secure certified copies of birth certif- icates fox children entering school for the first time. Dr. Alton B., State Health Officer, urges the public to contact the Vital Records Registration Unit for this proof of birth which is now required by law. According to Paul B. Hawkins, Deputy State Registra,r, corn- mored Division which was held mcnt at Our Lady of the Lake recently in New Orleans. The Hospital since that time. four-day gathering drew aqme Shane is reported to t]ave 750 veteran members from all i sustained a fractured vertebra of .the 48 states which comprised|who n his head struck a sub- the Union at the time of Worldlmerged object while diving in War II. The Deep South'Chap-,the Amite River. He and a group er. Third Armored Association, [of boys were camping on ,the was host for the event. !river at the time of the sect- The Third Armored or Spear- dent. head Divisio was comprised of Shane was first, t, reated at some 12,000 men during the Field Hospital in Centreville conflict in Europe, most of and was hen transferred to whom had been with the outfit since its organization at Camp Beauregard in 1941. The Third Armored landed in Normandy a few days after the invasion and had its first taste of com- bat in the village of Villars Fossard on June 29, 1944. There followed 221 days of combat which finally saw the division poised at Dessau on the Elbe, awaiting orders to drive the last 45 miles to Berlin oders which never came. as the ,outfit ,was pulled from he lines at that point .and replaced by an infantry division. The Spearhead Division took ,part in major battles at St. Lo, Mortain. Cologne, Padenborn, Liege, Oessau, ,and many other lesser-known engagements; anct it was the first to enter Belgium and the first. Yank outfit to Baton Rouge. He is reported to be recuperating satisfactorily .and, hopefully, will be able to return home the end of this week. The Poureiau family operates Graystone Farms, a youth camp located northwest of Centrevllle. They are former residents of Woodville. Schedule Told For New Phone Book Data South Central Bell's manager Bob Hardy announced this week the closing dates for the new 1973 telephone directory for Woodville, Centreville, Gloster, Liberty .and Crosby. "New subscribers whose appll- a slight way," said Stennis. 72. at his second news conference since .he was released last week from Walter Reed Army Hos- pital. Turning to Watergate, Stennis Senate," he said. said ,that he had followed the But Stennis said he does not hearings on television. "A lot of agree with those who feel that things happened in Watergate President Nixon should be m- that I'm ashamed of as an peached. He said suoh talk does American ,and .a member of the'great injury to the n.ation. plete and accurate information enter Germany. Army records is needed in order to give reveal that the Third lost some prompt attention to requests 2,200 men killed, 700 missing, re c eiv e d. This information, and 7,400 wounded in is arive which .should accompany' re-]to the heart of Germany, using quests, includes name of thelUP more t'h:n 1200 .t:FSsde th n pocess O the ot o child, date of birth, cou ty of[ " birth, fathex's name and lhe coin, the division took some mother's maiden name: The cost  76300 prisoRey,& ad. deil:0yed of the flxst copy of the certifi- cate is $2.00 with a $1.00 charge for additional copies issued at the same time. A birth registration card may also be required. Something 6,700 German combat vehicles, records reveal. Golden, who served as a radio operator and gunner in a tank company throughout the con- flict, said that most of the katchewan. Canada. at Prince relatively new. this card is Albert National Park, represent- similar in sze to a driver's ing MSCW Jn the debating corn- license and is embossed with the petition there, person's name, date of birth, county of birth, sex, race and Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER 'EDITOR: fluence was living better than you got to. He said it's confusing Ed Doolittle allowed during]to talk about ,a loss of useable the session at the country store lincom e when we keep setting Saturday nigh that what thiS,records in sales of new cars, country needs more than a ood five-cent anything or a freeze oats and campers, not to on prices is a freeze on the mention spare homes at the shore and in ,the mountains. standard of living. Eft told the fellers that he had saw by the The .preacher said he had saw lust happens to be more than weeks to his sisters, the entire world's Gross National Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Cox re- ,Papers where it now takes where, even after allowing fer 1:o d u ct." he Congressman turned home last Friday ,from l$11,446 a year fer a family of price increases, useable f,amily 'la iats out that it was almos`t a wedding trip of ten days and I four ,to ,keep up what the U. S. income in this country is up 22 rapossible for an,yone to voe they now have rooms in the Labor Department called a percent since 1965. state certification number. A copy of the birth certificate and birth card requested at the same time costs $3,00. Purchased by itself, the card is. $2.00. "A card of this kind a eal asset," Hawkins stated. "It lrovides quick proof of age and serves .as ready indentification." All inquiries and requests should be mailed to the Vital Records Registration Unit, State Board of Health, P. O. Box 1700, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. Food Stamps Sold In Centreville Each Wednesday reminiscing among his fellow cations are taken prior to Oc- tober 19, will appear in ,the white pages of the new direc- tory. Deadline f,or the Yellow Pages is October 5. Representa- tives of the Yellow Pages Divi- sion will be contacting busi- nesses in these communities in the near future," H)k'dy said. If subscribers wish to add listings such as children'.s names or "if no answer call" or wish to change existing telephone listings, it should be done prior to October 19. Hardy stated. vetera.n.s at the convention was "Last year South Central Bell a,bout the lighter side of their printed and distributed about 7,125 copies of the directory, experiences, rather than ,about lhis year 7,325 copies have been the grim fact ,of conflict. Many requisitioned, which is a good: were the tales told of the ex-Ilndicator of steady, progressive ploits of his buddies, all of which naturally grow with each  growth in this area of the state," telling. The highlight of the happy convention, Golden reported, was the Memorial Service held on Saturday morning. All 750 veterans, clad in white s_hirts, dark trousers, caps ,and badges gathered on Canal Street at the Marriott Hotel. convention head- quarters, and marched to St. Louis Cathedral for the services. Although transportation was av, ailable, he added, all of the group smartly marched the en- tire distance: week reminded residents of the Centrevllle area that sa.mps are Hardy concluded. The Mayor's Corner MAYOR GONDA SAYS .., Since my last two articles were more or less on the un- pleasant side of town business, I thought it would be ,appropri- ate to mention an issue so der to many towns-people, and that is the cemetery. We can be proud of it, as he following excerpts from ,a letter addressed to your mayor: Dear "Coach": For many years we have been against ,the bill because to do o would make it appear that he -....was in favor of cUrry Vater." Thus public pxessure and an onrushing political stam- ,lede to support before the eyes of the v,o.ters, the most high- iaded LgOals can result in tle lassage of absolutely inoperable 'arid idiotic legislation. his does home of Mrs. Lyt Lewis. Mrs. Davis Brannan and two hildren returned home Sunday evening from a pl, easant two week visit to her prents, Mr. and Mrs. Hines Petty, in Baton Rouge. Rupert Ford, the little grand- son of Mr. an Mrs. L. H. Dawson, had the misfortune to h,ave one lt serve `the pu;blic interest, of his arms broken recently by ad It thvarts our national pur- a fall from a h,orse. We are glad !Ose by failing to set standards to know, however, that he is that can be ,reached ,to move us doing nicely. Closer. ,to environmental o,al.s e all favor. ollution levels can be brousht (Continued on Page 2) The week,00Weather Date Rain Hi Lo ed., Aug 1 .45 91 73 ,.U., Aug. 2 .10 86 69 , 0 85 62 ', 0 87 62 U., Aug.  Tr 87 65 on., Aug,  Tr 88 65 rue., Aug. 7 Tr 89 65 Daily Readings.: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temperatures 5 p.m, furnished courtesy o.f 75 YEARS AGO Quite a crowd left here on Thu, rsd, a for Cenreville to attend the Farmers Institute. Mr. Frank Erl of New Orleans came up on Wednesday's train on a visit .to Mrs. L. Plitt and family. Squire Bandon of Doooso was in town Wednesday and Thursday. The Squire looks as well as ever ,and reports having the best crop on record. Peace negotiations are now on ,between our country and Spain and it l.s believed that the war is ended. We got ,nearly all we asked f, or. The matter of the Philippine Islands is still un- se,ttled but its  final conclusion is left to a commission of three "moderate .standard of living." General speaking, broke in What has gone up faster than Clem. people has got numb to money loose in this country. the price of ham,burger, Clem said he used .to worxy declared Ed, is living in the about the $400 or so billion the manner to which we becme]Guvernmen t is in debt, but now accustomed. Ed was of a mind]h e can read about 20 consultants that "moderate living" `tday!gitting $100 a day apiece to help would of ,been called filthy rich Nlxon rigger a legal way out of living 25 year .ago. Ever time i the Waterg.ate and it jest seems Congress meets', mo de r a/re like the way to do things in living gits more expensive, was Ed's w, ords. He said we got along a heap cheaper ,'back when we used to comp.are outsells with the Russians, and we flggered we was well off if we had more food, more spare time and more gadgits in the house ,than they did. Washington. Clem said he never had heard of a billion anything until he was 30 year old .and some sanitary worker,from the county seat ws talking about germs on ,the dipper at the church pump. During the New Deal he had heard billion used in connection with money and Actual, Ed said, we has gone he ain't heard t`t used no other so far ahead of the Russians we way since. has gone .back to comparing Personal, Miser Editor, I with cne another, and ever time come from" the -'iscussion with a new .and bigger color TV ts the idee that you newspaper made all of us that ain't go.t one is living below the Guvern- !editors is handling the affluence ment ,poverty level. A feller that ain't got but one TV and one car Lain't got a chanct ,to qualify for the moderate living side of life. Ed allowed. Clem Webster's preacher had stopped by the sore, and he was full agreed with Ed. The preacher said folks in this country is confusing affluence and inflation news in a bad way. Stead of reporting where the dollar slid on the Paris ex- change, tell us about the salted pitachio exchange. I ,put a penny in one ,,f them machines in the barbershop last week and it give me four nuts. I got 10 five year ago. ours truly, Uncle Pet The Wilkinson County Food Stamp office in Woodville his sold at the old USO building in that town on Wednesday of each week. ONE IN A MILLION. When South Cental Bell izistalled its one millionth telephone in Mississippi, Mrs. Roland G. Moody was among those customers recognized for having new phones in, stalled. (Left to right) Grady Sargent, South Central Bell district manager4 John Dale, member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission; and M.r. Moody. interested in the Woodville" Cemetery. Of cou,rse that i where many of our family mem- bers .are buried and, more re- cently, we purcl]ased a lot of our own there, where Lloyd was buried in February 1972. During the past year or so, the cemetery has been sorely neglected. We understand that various persons were appointed to take care of the cemetery and that Mr. Emerson Berryhill, who had served in that capacity for many years and .had done such a commenda,ble job, was no .1.,onger "custodian" dur,ing Vhat period. On various visits to the cemetery we found high grass, ruts, holes around graves deep enough to see the caskets, and other igns of obvious ne- gJle,ct ..... It was therefore with great relief that we recently learnect of the reappointment of Mr. Berryhill as custodian of the cemetery. We wish to thank you and the Board of Aldermen for your decision to put this .function back wllcrc we feel it properly belongs. May we extend hearty con- gratulations on your election as Mayor, and wish you every suc- cess in your term of office. Sincerely y,ours, Pearl (Walker) Carter Mr. md Mrs. Rio,hard B. Carter Vicksburg, Mississippi :   H / ) : ;i