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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, August 17, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 11 I ................................................................. Mennonites Help In Flood Repairs From The Files Of liSmS The Republican e S . . . Oh Time, in thy flight .... " lllllll Illli Ill IlglllllllpIIIIIlill Illllllllllllllllllll III Illlll Illlll _AL-' 25 YEARS AGO It seems only a very few weeks Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Kee were that local schools let out surp,rised and delighted Tuesday !0r 'the summer vacation and afternoon by the arrival of his /ailies began their summer- sister, Mrs. P. J Slaughter, and tirae activities. But now our son from San Francisco. Calif., Chools are starting new fall for a stay of a few days. They terras on Friday of this week. are visiting her family here in acl the year'.s final three-day the South bet, ore she leaves far ee,kend, Labor Day, is only Honolulu, T. H., where Dr. two weeks hence, marking the Slaughter, a Captain in the Cad of summertime .activities. USMC, has been recently trans- As we prepare for the change ferred. Shown above are two of the Mennonites who have been working l seasons, from swimming, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Catchings in the Lake Mary area helping needy victims of the recent flood. lShing and outdoor barbecues motored to Jackson last Sunday They are, left to right, William Smueker, Tiskilwa, Illinois, and textbooks, football and hunt- where he attended a regional Levon Yoder, Adrian, Michigan. Mr. Smucker is head of the !Ilg, it is ,well to give some meeting of the American Col- Mennonite Disaster Service Center on Lake Mary. They are shown !hought to renewed dedication lege of Phy,sicians, .held at Hotel working on a house which is located directly in front of Ed Smith's 0 Career or education. Heidelbeg. The social part of store. In closing the books on sum- the event was the mid-day din- by Andy Lewis I ler, we should rededicate our- her enjoyed by the doctors and The Mennonites, members of] Ontari" elves to earmng the fruits of their wives, a Protestant religious sect, have] The Mennonites are a Prot- lbor or study, by which we The old borne of the Collens been helping to make repairs] estant sect which was founded haPe to become better able to family is open again for a re- to flood damaged homes on he]in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1525. lrUVide for the support of our- union of the daughters and sons Lake Mary area. The Mennon- Mem,bers of the sect first came and our loved ones while of the late Mrs. E. M. Collens, ires have a service called the to the United States in the eatributing to our country's an event looked forward to each Mennonite Dis ast e r Service latter part of the seventeenth ell-,being. This could well .be summer by them though smaller which helps people who ,are in century and settled In German- the real significance of Labor this vacation than usual. Mrs. need .as a result of some natural own, Pennsylvania, 0ay, lending greater enjoyment Carolyn Watts. of New Orleans, disaster. Well as meaning fig this sea- Miss Minna Risher, of Los An- The Mennonites have been in Mrs. Beatrice Dawson ,n's last chance for a summer geles, Calif., and De Lessley the Lake Mary area for the past alily outing. Collens, of Monroe, La., arrived several weeks helping the'needy * * * recently and Mrs. Percy Me- to clean up and make repairs Chester Dies In We would call to the atten- Gehee, of Baths, La., has been on heir homes. They work in of our readers an ordinance up t;o join them. shifts and stay for several Baton Rouge Monday 0pted recently by the Wilkin- Mr. ,and Mrs. Milton Grlsham weeks. The work is done at no a County Board of Supervisors of Boonevflle visited at he cost to .the owner and is done Mrs. Beatrice Dawson Chester, home of her mother, Mrs. Thos. entirely on a volunteer basis. 60, a native of Woodville and alch appears in the legal no- M. Bryan, and her brother, Mr. Ice section of this issue. T.om M. Bryan, the first of the The Mennonites who have a resident of Baton Rouge for been working here have come the past twenty years, died at The ordinance provides that week. from various parts of the coun- 6:50 p.m. Monday at Baton is a misdemeanor for any Mrs. Harry Hill, her daughter, try. Some have driven from as Rouge General Hospital. She was to dump tin cans. bot- Marilyn, and her younger son, far a'way as Pennsylv, ania and the daughter of the late Mr. and paper or other debris on Hacry, Jr., of Covington, arrived Kansas just to wtork to help Mrs. T. W. Dawson. public road or within here Thursday to be .at dhe people who have'little or noth- Funeral services " were, held of any such road. A fine home of Mr. ,and Mrs'. Louis ing left from the flood. They from ,the Welsh Funeral Home %he maximum sum of $50 is Wax until after the wedding mainly want to help people who in Baton Rouge at 10 a.m. on ,for the first offense of Miss Nell Wax on next Sun- live on the lake and have lost Wednesday with the Rev. Thorn- violation of this ordinance, day. their homes, not those who have as E. DePoy officiating. Inter- a fine of no over $100 or lost summer homes r camps, merit was in Resthaven Gardens Jail sentence .Dr not over 60[ 50 YEARS AGO iiiii idpd ,forl___t,., . . . The Mennonite Disaster Serv-of Memory, Baton Rouge. I She is survived by her hus- "" " ].band, William O'. Chester, Jr., 0 f Baton Rouge; a son, Thomas its beginning in Kansas in early tM. Waguespack, Baton Rouge; 1952. Today many local groups [ a daughter, Mrs. John Barks- 1 are organized and MDS is ready Idale, Baton Rouge; two brothem, r roadsides which has been ne a l' '. .' day. The rain on Wed sd y to aid those in need. Units are I Thomas W. Dawson, Jr., Albany, 'oo prevalent m many areas r u ht relief evening, however, b o g organized in widely spread places 1La', and John B. Dawson, Wood- from Florida 'to Oregon to Dela-Ivflle; and ,by four grandsons ware to British Columbia toland four granddaughters. ice, a joint effort of Mennonites directed towa'rd aiding those suffering from a disaster, had Ramblers To Open Football Season On September 7 r e 1 a t i v e s and friends. W,hlle .06 92 70 i:here iiss Henrlques will be the ltllY Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. [g.ues,t of Mr. and Mrs. Wettlin Temperatures 5 p.m. and we are sure she will have furnished courtesy of an' enjoyable time ,islting the Miss. Forestry Commisstoa.) rscenes of her chool days. The WCCA Ramblem under the direction .of Coach Donald Alonzo will open their 1973 foot- ball season .in Ruth on Septem- ber 7th when they play South- west Mississippi Christian Aad- emy. The Ramblers will make their fi'rst appearance under the guidance of Coach Alonzo on August 24th when they will take part in the WalthaU Academy Jsmboree at Tylertovn. The jamboree will get underway at 7 p.m., ,with all regular season games slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The first home game of he season will be against Pine Hills Academy of Gloster on Septem- ber 21st. The nine-game regular season slate for WCCA is .as follows: Sept. 7 - SW Miss. Christian Academy, Ruth Sept. 14 - Trinity, Natchez Sept. 21 - Pine Hills, home Sept. 28 - Franklin CCA, home Oct. 5 Adams County CA, Natchez Oct. 12 - Brookhaven Academy, Brookhaven Oct. 19 - Chamberlain Hunt, Port Gibson Oct. 26 - Amlte School, home. Nov. 2 Centreville Academy, home. Supervisors Appoint Port Commissioners Four county residents were appointed as .members of the Wilkinson County Port Com- mission for a four-year term beginning January 1, 1973, at the August meeting of the coun,ty board of supervisors. The four 'are: John Ashley, A. H. Stur- geon, Marshall Treppendahl, and Steve Reed. The fifth member of the com- mission, Charles Whetstone, was appointed by Gov. John Bell Williams to a four-year term beginning January 16, 1972. Homecoming, Revival At White's Chapel Homecoming and a series of revival services will ,be held at Wlite's C h a p e 1 Methodist Church beginning on Sunday, August 19. Homecoming services, will be held Sunday morning .at 11 o'clock, followed by dinner on the grounds. Services will be held each evening from Monday through the following Friday at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Gerry Simpson in charge. the county, and we trust that fom the heat. While we do not .,e Provisions of the ordinance enjoy such a h,igh temperature, lll be strictly enforced, it is most welcome ,as it means " * * death to he boll weevils and --,--'----'"'-'"-*"--'--"="----'--''--"--*'--" -- : We have seen eonsiderable life to the cotton. U I P f P 'sC kS of late concerning a Mr, J. L. Denson, Principal of nc e ere rom ercy tee ays federal court ruling in a the Wilkinson County A. H. Tenn., case which School, ,arrived .here last Friday ................... -- -=-= : the courts once again dis- to take up the work preparatory DEAR MISTER EDITOR: Vraded them camps fer a marked bias in ruling on to the opening of the school in modern .prison term. It ain't no (Continued on Page 5) September. Mr. Denson has al- It's powerful hot out here in wonder Ex-Convicts Clubs is ,ready begun a canvass in the the country .where the air is the 00illiam Perry Rites interest of the school, during way the Good Lord made it. I I ogrwing'keep up.theY got a tradition which he .will visi't every section reckon, Mister Editor, hat i WIister l%ld Last Sunday of our county in an effort to you ve took .to using your ai] General speaking, interest our people in the ad- condition umbrcller to git froml Editr' you can't trust tradition. Woman Shot In PUneral services for William vantages tha,t are to ,be offered office to car ,and from car to Time was .a preacher was give Family Disturbance 63, of Crosby were con- ,by this in,stitution. This gentle-lhouse. When they is a breeze the benefit of ever doubt, but .from the Corinth Church man, with the support of an I its nice on my porch, but when nOwdlays a heap of em keep Sharon Rogers was shot and Christ on Sunday, August 12, able and well-trained faculty, lthe ir is dead still like it'sbeen t'helr bttsins and the Lord's painfully injured in Centrevllle 2 .p.m. with Bro. Bernard and backed up by the .board of lsome days lately I spend a heap business a fur piece part. This Friday night. She was shot by tires officiating. Burial was in trustees and the people of the of time ,rocking. I have been ,feler out here used to trade her husband, Douglas Wtlli,am ergreen Cemetery in Wood- county generally, will make hhis reminded how a feller can do horses, but now he trades and Rogers, according to She,rift fixes tractors ,and D.wnmowers. H. B. McGraw. The couple were under direction of Newman one of the leading agricultural .some mighty good thinking He was telling me his preacher formerly residents of Woodville. SaCral Home. schools in the state. So let's all setting and ,rocking. come in some time' back with a Rogers ,reportedly shot his Mr. Perry, a native and life- get behind him and help in this Fer instant, I figgered out tractor to trade fer a smaller wife during a family fight at resident of Wilkinson l laudable work. quick to rock with the grain, ,one causehe couldn't tend enuff their residence. She was shot in died Saturday at 10 a.m. I 75 YEARS AGO cause when. you rock argin the garden to need the big one. The ,both legs with a .22 rifle and home .of Mr. Robert Nick grain the floor squeeks and preacher said his tractor was in was taken to Field Memorial losetta. Quite a number of our citizens reminds the old lady of the perfect shape, so the feller give Hospital for treatment. Urvivors include his wife, ' attended a Lawn Party in Bayou chores she .had laid out fer you. him a good deal on a trade. Rogers is now being held in Myrtle Perry, Crosby; one Sara, La., on last Tuesday eve- I was thinking lest this morning After the preacher left the feller the Wilkinson County Jail in Mrs. Shelvie McGui,re, ning. They returned on Wednes- that you don't see font porches, tried to cank the tractor and Woodville on, $1,000 bond penal- one son, Lester Perry, day claiming to have had a much less rockin,g chairs, in found out the engine block was ing ,action of the next Grand flwo sisters, Mrs. Mary most enjoyable 'time. new houses, and I think tha busted. Jury term in October. and Mrs. Pearl Wls- Mr. Elias Aaron, sole propri- explains ,a lot about the way As luck would have it, the Natchez; two brothers, Silas etor of Dr. Sylvesters specifics things is going in this country. St. Francisville, and Davis and remedies for homes and Rocking fer a spell .puts a feller preacher come back to his shop Natchez; and six grand- mules, etc., spent several days at peace with ,hisself and his the other day wibh ,his boy's Change Announced In motorbike he wanted fixed. The in our 'tewn during the early world. part of the week and succeeded I was thinking about the feller figgered the job and told County Welfare Board ch  in disposing of a large quantity .fellers. at the c o u n t r y store the preacher he wanted pay in of his goods. As his medicines 'talking about privileges of advance. The preacher got One change has been made in Weather are all they re claimed to be paying taxes, and I thought upset and said it looked like the recently announced mem- rg,$ his business in this 'section is how everthing can git turned the feller didn't trust the Lord. bershiPwelfare Of Board.the Wilkinson County large, around. It used to be a feller "Well, I wouldn't say that," Bat Rain Ill" Lo Senders of telegrams must .would brag about his y.oungun allowed the old horse trader, "I Th county boa.rd of super- sin% never traded tractors with visors had appointed Albert ed., Aug. 8 Tr 88 67 furnish the stamps--is the de- making the dean's list at school, Baker as member from the first :'atL, Aug. 9 0 92 67 cision of the Commission of In- but now everbody that knows the Lord." Actual Mister Bflitor I district, but ,#hen he efued L, Aug. 10 0 92 68 ternal Revenue anybody on John Dean's list is recl0n 'haman nature is' like the nomination the.. supervisors. _t., Aug 11 .36 93 69 Miss Carrie Henriques, now ,worried about what the CIA, oh o,o ,Pho Lna -* em appointed Mrs. essle Deianey ., Aug. 12 .96 91 68 of New Orleans, arrived on FBI and IRS will find out about here'to sta,. You can cuss em to .fill the four-year term whic .I1,, Aqg. 13 Tr'92 68 Wednesday for ,a visit to her em. And I can recall when a pray over em plow ,era under began on July 1, 1973. __ _ "'ue., Aug. 14 feller was ent to prison fer and beat em with ,a stick but one,r memoers oI me oarc. punishment, and now I see by you can bet your bottom dollar are . Joseph Anthony,. seeD, ha the papers where oonvicts go to they'll still be here ms,net; J. Carl Lea mra zs- Jaycee conventions and they  " tMct; lred McCarstle, fourth got co-ed prisons. The boys in 3ours truly, I district; and Joe Roberts, fifth f r he ,old CCC woId of gldly ,  Unel Pete district. October Court To Be Held In ,Old WAC Building The October term of circuit court for Wilkinson County, which will convene here on Oc- tober 1, will be held .in the audi- torium of the now-abandoned Woodville Attendance Center building. The action to move the court session to the old school build- ing was taken by the Wilkinson County board of supervisors at their August meeting due to the fact that the court room in the courthouse is currently under- going a complete remodeling. Lay Witness Mission At Christian Church The Woodville Christian Church will sponsor a Lay Wt- LOCAL SCHOOLS OPENING FRIDAY All Wilkinson County schools. both public and private, will open for registration for the 1973-74 term on Friday of this week. August 17. Students at Wilkinson County Christian Academy in Woodville will ,report at 8:30 a.m. Friday for registration, with buses slated to return students home at 10:30 a.m. Regular classwork will get underway on Monday, August 20. with daily hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Centreville Academy students will register Friday morning be- tween the hours of 8:30 and 12 noon. Regular classwork will be- gin on Monday at 8 a.m. All public schools of the coun- ty, including Wilkinson County Training School, Woodville. Wil- kinson County Vocational-Tech- nical Center, Woodville, Finch Attendance Center. Centreville, hess Mission this weekend, Au- and William Winans Attendance gust 17, 18 and 19. The coordi- Cener. Centreville, ,will also nator will be Mr. E. L. "Buddy" Harrison of Monroe, La., who will lead a team of witnesses from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. A Lay Witness Mission is a weekend experience of renewal during which ,time a group of dedicated and trained laymen and laywomen come from other ch.urches and communities to sha, re what Christ means in "helr lives. The Mission will begin with a covered dish supper on Friday night, August 1, at 7 p.m., ,and will close with the morning worship service on Sunday, Au- gust 19. "The Woodville C h r i s t i a n Church would like to extend a special invitation to all to come and worship with us during this Lay Witness Mission," the Rev. Eddie Phenix, pastor, stated in announeing the mission. Mrs. C, N. Gallent Dies August 9th Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Hazelwood Gallent, 75, were conducted from Bethany Presbyterian Church on Friday 'at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Larry I Mlils officiating assisted by the Rev. Mr. Richardson. Interment was in Bethany Church Ceme- tery under direction of Brown Funeral Home. Mrs. Gallent, a native of Amite County and a resident of Centreville Rou,te ], died in Field Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 9. Survivors include her husband, C. N. Gallent, Centrevilte; one son, Clifford Norman Gallent, Centrevllle; four daughters, Mrs. Hal Dixon, McComb, Mrs. Rich- ard S. Morris, Baton Rouge, Mrs. Conway C. Bates, Mendenhall, and Mrs. Carl Regal, Brook- haven; 15 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Katie Smlley, Jackson. Rambler PeeWee Grid Schedule Announced The 1973 schedule for the Wilkinson C o u n t y Christian Academy Peewee football team was announced this week by the coaches of the team, Eddie G. Davis, Dudley Hopson, and Walter Ray Reed. The Rambler Peewees open ,their season, on September llth open .for registration of students on Friday morning of this week. Principal Wordy Hicks of WCTS, Woodville. announces that the school day Friday will be fom 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school cafeteria will be open that day, and buses will run on regular schedule. All students, grades 1 through 12, will register and receive textbooks Friday, he stated. Regular classwork will begin on Monday, August 20. Man Injured In Cutting Early Saturday Morning James Byrd of at. 4. Wood- vtlle, was seriously injured in a cuttirg ,lnctdent about 1:30 a.m. Sa, turday. He was reported to have been cut by Manuel Hampton, Jr., also of at. 4, Woodville. according to local authorities. The incident occurred in the Bay Ridge community in Wil- kinson County. In the disturb- ance which occurred between the two men. Byrd was injured in the abdomen. He was taken to Charity Hospital in Natchez where he is reported to be in critical condition. Hampton is now lodged in the Wilkinson County Jail in Wood- vflle .pending the outcome of the condition of Byrd. H. R. Allen Dies In Memphis Aug. 10 Henry E. Allen Sr., formerly of Woodville, died at Veterans Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., on August 10. His funeral was held in Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Memphis, of which he yeas a longtime member. He was buried in Memphis on Saturday, August 11. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, the former Emma Boatner; two daughters, Nannie Allen and Eliza, beth Allen, both teaching in Germany; and one son, Henry E. Allen, Jr., of Birmingham, Ala. The Mayor's Corner ... I have had numerous com- plaints about the careless man- her of the children ,while riding their mini-bikes, motor .bikes, ,and Shetland ponies on the streets of our town. To the parents of these chil- dren, I wish you would instruct them in the importance of safety. I know that some par- ents will say, "My Johnny w.hen they will meet the New wouldn't do that." Let's assume Roads eleven in the ficst of an that all Johnnies need this ad- I vi;e-^ don't want to enforce the law to the letter which would elimin, ate most of the above- ei.ght-game slate. Site ,of this game is as yet undecided. Other games include the fol- lowing: _ Sept. 25 - Central, there Oct. 2 - Jackson, there Oct. 9 - Clinton, here Oct. 16 - New Roads, place to be announced later Oct. 30 - Central, here Nov. 6 - Jackson, here lov. 15 - Clinton, there. All games will ,be played on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. To be eligible to participate a boy cannot be 14 years old before September 11, 1973. There will be .a meeting of all interested boys ,and their parents on August 20 at 4 p,m. at a place to be anounced later. Each boy is askqd to bring a .photostatic copy of his, ,birth certificate at that lme. mentioned troubles, but we would emphasize that bike riders must observe all traffic rules Just as do motorists, and fl, agrant violators of basic traf- fic laws will be ticketed. We want the children to en- joy themselves, but by the same token ,we also should take every precaution to keep ou,r children. from being maimed or killed. We would also like to urge 1.oral residents to remove weeds and bushes from around gas and water meters on their prem- ises, which would be greatly appreciated and will save your town both time and money in the monthly meter reading. Mayor George Gonda