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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 ................................................................. Thad Cochran To From The Files Of The Republican by Lewis... The Van Eaton Park Swim- raing P,ao] closed this week after a successful summer. We were "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " dt..|..|.|jmj,||....|0..|.|..,,|**||*|*|.*|,--*t|m|t--b 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. Nits 3. Cassels spent last week in Meridian with her Very pleased to learn in that daughter. Miss Margaret Cas- Connection from "Miss Nuffie" sels, and this week has been visiting in the home of her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Cassels, near Minden La. Mrs. Blanche Fugler has had Mrs. Martha Chandler, of Vi- dalia, La., as her house gues,t this week. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Tolbert 'plan to leave Sunday on a motor trip to Atlanta to visit thelr son-in-taw and daughter, and their granddaughter, Mr. and Mr.s. James Belle Isle, and little Mary Ann. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Watt, Jr., and Betsy Watt are here or (0nda, who directed the opera- tion of the pool, that the spirit of cooperation shown ,by the of the community this SUmmer was the "best ever." For a number of years past, there has been a series of acts of vandalism at the pool and in other areas of the park, some of the simple-youthful-mischief class and others tending toward 10are malicious destructivefiess. This summer, however. Mrs. GOnda reports, the park enjoyed lts best year ever, with not a Single act of defacement or destruction taking place. The Only minor incident reported, in lack was the throwing of a dead a visit .of a few days at the armadillo into the pool one home of Mrs. C. G. McGehee. lght! Mr. Watt has resigned .as a member of the LSU faculty in We would like to commend all the school of Journalism and of the youth of our community or this apparent change in at- titude which reflects their ap- lreeiati,en or all the hard work (levoted by so many people to- Ward the development and op- eration of the park. We hope that this spirit of cooperation ll] continue and will grow. m  B We have enjoyed the brief respite from the Watergate in- estigation brought about .by e congressional recess, which rapararlly brouohto' to an end the long-playing three ring Circus being staged by Senator rVin and his committee. Friday, August 24, 1973 Est00bl00ished In 1824 accepted, a position on the public relations staff of the Standard Oll Company in Baton Rouge where he and his ,family will continue o make their home. Mrs. Clarence Lewis and her two children, Ima Joe and Jeff, arrived about a week ago from Lke Worth, Fla., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cun- ni,ngham and their small daughter, Srah Nyma, ho also make their home in Florida, and had been visiting at the Lewises'. They have all been at 'the home of the D. D. McCraines. Mrs. Percy Lum and Number 12 Visit Woodville On Friday Morning Congressman Thad Coehran will be in Woodvllle on Friday, August 24. as part of his tour through the Fourth Congres- sional District. Cochran will be meeting ,with constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Courthouse. "The purpose of these tours through the district." the Con- gressman said. "is to provide me with the benefit of the views and opinions of the citizens Centreville Tigers Open Grid Season On August 31 st The Centreville Academy Ti- gers will open their 1973 football season ton Friday night of next week, August 31, when they will host the Chamberlain-Hunt Ca- dets from Port Gibson. The Tigers have a ten-game slate for .the season, with five games scheduled for Tiger Field and five on the road. The Cen- trevllle Academy eleven Is being coached by Mike Mullens of Clinton, La., with Lee Hurst. whom I represent in Congress also of Clinton, serving as his so that I might better represent assistant. their needs and interests. I hope The complete Centreville Ti- that any citizen who has a par- ger grid schedule is as follows. ticular problem with any Fed- all home games to get oral bureau or agency will come underway at 7:30 p.m.: by to see me to give me the ,opportunity to be of assistance." Cochran said he plans to con- tinue touring the district on a regular basis so that each coun- ty in the district can be visited at least once each year. New Oil Find Spurs Drilling Activity In Wilkinson County The discovery of a new field highlighted the week's oil news in Wilkinson County with the completion of No. 2 Crosby well by James B. Furrh, Jr., of Jack- son. The discovery, located some two miles north of Wilkinson in Section 5-3N-lW, was reported to have flowed 120 barrels of 35-gravity oil on initial tests. The operator is recommending that the new producer be des- ignated as the Silver Creek Field. City Service Oil Co.. completed .their No. 1 Crosby-Foster Creek well last week with 37 barrels of oil per day recovered on ini- Aug. 31 - Chamberlain-Hunt, home Sept. 7 - Oak Forest, home Sept. 14 - Pine Hills, Gloster Sept. 21 - Thomas Jefferson, Natchez Sept. 28 - Amite School, home Oct. 5 Parklane Academy, McComb Oct. 12 - Adams Christian, home Oct. 19 - Beeson Academy, home Nov. 2 - WCCA, Woodville Nov. 9 - Columbia Academy, Columbia. Ramblers To P,lay In Jamboree In Tylertown Friday The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Rambler football team will make their 1973 debut under direction of Coach Don DEATH CAR -- Shown in the top photo above is the automobile in which Andrew Franklin, Centreville newspaper carrier, met his death last Saturday morning. The other vehicle involved in the two-car crash is shown in the lower picture. Andrew Franklin, 60-year-old i Centreville resident and a long- vehicle and her ,passenger, itlme newspaper carrier and mail Annette Dunbar, both of Pinck- )truck driver, was killed instantly neyville, were injured and hos- Alonzo on Friday night of this in a Wo-car collision on High- pitalized. Sophie Robinson suf- ,week when they take part in way 24 last Saturday morning fered multiple lacerations, the the Walthall Academy Jamboree The accident took place about report showed, while her pas- in Tylertown. Other entries in 7:30 a.m. some eight miles east sender suffered a broken law the pre-season warm-up are of Woodville near Owens' Gro- as well as lacerations. She was Bishop Stokes Will Dedicate Hopewell Church On Sunday Bishop Mack B. Stokes will preach and conduct dedication ceremonies at Hopewell Memo- rial United Methodist Church en Sunday, Auguss 26, at 11 a.m. The Roy. Homer C. Peden, dis- trict superintendent, and the Roy. Gary Simpson, church pas- tor, will assist in the services. Since .this date is also a ra- ditional time of Homecoming ,and beginning of the church's annual Revival. there will be a basket lunch at noon. At 1:30 ,p.m., The Pathfinders will pre- sent a program of gospel music. Revival services will continue Monday through Friday during the following week, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. The public is cordially" invited. ' Revival Services At Pioneer Church Begin August 26th A series of revival serwces will begin at Pioneer Baptist Church on Sunday, August 26, and ,will continue through Fri- day, August 31. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, and at 8 p.m. nightly through Friday. The Rev. Billy Thomas. who has enjoyed a very succeessful pastorate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Natchez, will bring the messages. He will be assisted by Mike Carter. interim pastor at Pioneer. The music for the revival will be in charge of Roddy Simmons f Carriage House Baptist Churcl] of DeSoto County, the husband of the for- mer Susan Geter of this county. A cordial welcome is extended to the public to attend all of the services. The Watergate witch hunt, Which admittedly has uncovered SOrae pretty sordid affairs, hould by now have provided nOUgh headlines r the ad- ainistration-baiting section of PUt national news media. But, Uafortunately, we fear that the end of the current recess will bring more weeks and months of .an already-overlong investi- gation. We ar completely fed P with the perf.Drmance and Ieel that it high time that both !he congress and the adminis- 'trative branch of our federal gOWernment get back to the !raPortant task of furnishing !eadership and guidance for our great nation. If the good senators are her daughter, Ann, of Arllng- tial tests. The well is in the ton, Vs., ,also lave been here Piney Creek Field. with the rest of the family, Elsewhere in Wilkinson Coun- 50 YEARS AGO - ty, John B. Echols and hssoci- ares are drilling their No. 1 Mc- Miss Mittie Sessions expected Craine some two miles north of to leave yesterday, Friday, for lwoodville just off Highway 61. Switzerland, Florida. on a visit A depth of 4,550 feet had been ,of a ,few weeks to Major and ,reached early this week. Mrs. B. A. Tolbert, formerly of Among the new well permits this town. Little Margaret Wal- lace was to accompany her to visit little Kate Tolbert. Besides the best family gro- ceries, we have delicious lunches always on hand. Plitt's Bakery. Mr. Jas. Lowry of Gloster and Mr. Ed,ward Day of Zachary, La., spent Sunday here ,as guests at the home of Mrs. John A. Lowry. issued during the past week is for a Wilcox test located four miles southeast of Artonish in western Wilkinson County. Pox Petroleum Co. and Paul H. Byrne, Jr., will seek production to 8,300 feet at the No. 11-1 Stricker in Section ll-2N-4W. Southwest Mississippi Academy and Columbia Academy. Pairings will be drawn before the game, with each team slated to play two 12-minute quarters. Highway 24 from the Owens store toward a private driveway Family friends here will be on the other side. In so doing, later transferred to Jefferson cery. Davis Hospital in Nathaz. . According to highway patrol- men who investigated the accl-, Franklin had been employed Gordon Taylor's Store den% Franklin drove across for the past six years by Jack Rogers of Centreville as carrier Hit For Sixth Time for the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and State Times news- I Gordon Taylor, who operates papers in his area. Prior told store and service station just that time he had served as a south of the Louisiana line on mail truck driver and in years Highway-61, advised us Monday gone by as a taxi driver, that his place of business was interested to know tha,t Mr. officers said, he drove directly Samuel Joseph Lambert, III, into the path of a vehicle driven and his wife, Mrs. Joyce Cam- by Sophie Robinson, who was pagna Lambert, received their going east on Highway 24. Ph.D. degrees in accounting at broken into over the weekend LSU summer commencement Officers said .that Franklin He is survived by three broth- for the ,sixth time. Taylor stated exercises. Mr. Lambert is was killed instantly when his ors and one sister. Funeral serv- the son of Mr. Sam Lambert, vehicle was hit broadside and ices were to be held from Mt. that miscellaneous merchandise Jr., of Baton Rouge and of the that the driver of the other Pleasant Church. was taken ,by the burglar r burglars, whose forced entry I late Mrs. Grace Catchings Lam- was discovered on Sunday. J bert. Services Saturday church cemetery. Mr. McCearly, a lifelong resi- dent of Wilkinson County and a veteran of World War I, died on Thursday at Veteran's Ad- Revised Rambler Pewee Schedule ...................... --" ..... For John McCearly Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek S0ys Funeral services for 00ohn it ally dedicated to investigating ,Miss Bertha A. Latane, who ngdoing in office we cannot had been attendtg summer I ................ - , - --- - :--:-- elp but wonder why the bad school at the University of - " ......... alDles in several past adminis- . . _ _ ..... I DEAR MISTER EDITOR" I Fer instant, he said, he saw a ratlons we,re more or less ig- tmicago, returned ,nero as a-I " . . urda'" evenin- ] ........ f few weeks back where the Gray s.  want to rememoer wna me . , JOred, while all the stops have ""r ...... s Clarenc ^ Ward [ ............. ]dffferunce between Nlxons and w. tzzu w.  ' I IOIKS tnaI ,run na wlmoler, on j,- ' "" h n ordtn- been pulled out this time. I aonnsons emp o e ree As a learned jurist commented [lle Pnd Tesedav!SitmSrntlYd" [,t)e.nn!s game fin Ertgland ll,ad hookups was that Johnson could this writer during a discus- M,ss' Bessie Newsom of Co-Jplay. They said that Wimbleton ["r'" "*",,, ,,   ........... e n SiGn early this week, if this is [ lumbm arrived here during th was bz er han o ors , the time for why J week on a viszt" to rs., Peter II hmk" they were rxght," ,and I" wxth__l .............. Ed that t is country not Oesn't Senatio nvestigatin' gg t the boyc tt 'h on y a,aS nVeo, lb has groweu Eastland's ju- M. Stockett. thtnk what they said works fer lo ...... a h ..... '' on lcial committee embark on a Dr. W. H. H. Lewis adlall the ball players in this) .......... la L t ent wo ses o iacs  emocra daughter, Miss Lu ew s, sp country that git the idee the land '' 1 ' Cl .... i n both the weekend here on a visit game cant live without em I Ihave -r-' -f b--d'--histor- ' a reeo u o en mg 3' his sster Mrs W P Johns hope the same ap p lie s to ..... I to suit their campaigns, and it raplete study of our federal dicial system? Possibly they %Uld unearth some information 0.a Who gave our federal judges he power to legislate rather *lisa adjudicate. We ,feel strongly that many federal judge w, ould be hard- lt to give a reasonable legal irecedent or existing law on hich to base some of their lYiad social legislation deci- 10ns To this humble country editor., such an nvestigaion WOUld 'be most interesting and Informative. $ $ $ 3ur plaudits go to HEW Sec- Casper W. Weinberger, .(Contlnued on Page 2) [the new gin has arrived and was placed in position thins week. The round press is ,the only The ,00tT thing not yet on hand but w . -"'ee"s weather I it has been shipped and will arrive shortly. The gin will be Oate ed., Aug. 15 u., Aug, 16 i., Aug 17 t,, Au 18 o., aug. 19 "vtl., Aug. 2{) Ue., Aug. 21 lallY Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. ( Temperatures 5 p.m. ati:stics furnished courtesy of "e Miss. Forestry Commission.) Rain HI LO" Tr. 90 69 .24 85 68 Tr 85 68 Tr 88 70 r 90 71 .03 89 6g 0 94 70 A Ford car, m wnlch there ohtmlan ' P '" s in both countries, , il amt to frequent that one w 1 were three young men, passed cause both have been having ,o ,, . ...... through here Wednesday en their share of trouble with eml',:f,', . roz umpzng on roue rom oungsown,  ,|lately ..... " ^ ^ - '^ "l'f rn-ia, I ,-" .. I 'arthermore, OGre partms is   nso, , o . q ,no fellers took this matter l ..... , -"*- - --=-- out d [ lqu'az gunb3" u xxzxuin These men said that hey ha u dum the ' P 'ng the session at d[ ,federal aid in such habit- been making good time an. country store Saturday night.],., a .... ,,, .... , having a great experience o [Josh Clodhopper that don t talk) ............. it m ae place we I/PInK we can b their ourne Since the co [much un t the] Y. " less he subject is  ..... ,,h,,,,, t o,,t fore pletion of the Prentiss Highway mail and his Social Security :,,,,,s ......  .......... . __ "sts wongressmen was c o n v 1 n c  1 through this county, toun check i , ' s a day late, suprised s il . their j:ob was to rigger new way m automobiles have been day everhed b comm out four Y Y 'g - to take our ,money and give passing this way. square for E n g 1 a n d-t y p e some of it back, Clem said they 75 YEARS AGO scandals. John was of ,a :mind w,as a law Of nature about that American politicians tit i n surival of the fittest. Nowa- The eng4ne and boiler for hot water over g,reed and days, went o Clem, the Guy- McCearly, 83, ,were conducted from Union Baptist Church near Crosby on Saturday at 11 a.m. with, the Rev. Warren Whitaker assisted by the Rev. Ed Causey officiating. Burial was in the ministration Hospital in Jack- son. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Leans Havard of Durant; one brother, Lawrence W. Mc- Cearly of Gloster; and a num- ber of nieces and nephews. power, but them in England ernment has lmproved that rule has trouble with the wim men. to where everbody survives and It's a man's duty to serve his nobody's fit fer nothing. country, allowed Josh. and he, Well, Mister Editor, turning RECEIVES OLE MISS DOCTORATE - Dr. Ilenry Carrier for one, would ruther pull his to your business I see weddings (center) of Centreville, received the first Doctor of Arts degree political hitch in England. I ln your paper is slowing down from tle University of Mississippi Department of Political Science That's when Ed Doolittle got some, so I reckon the peak at the end of the summer semester. Carrier, who will teach at the floor. Ed was a Republican marrying season is over. My old Brevard Community College, Titusville, Fla., was congratulated by before, during and after it was lady allus enjoys reading about Dr. Russell Barter, professor of Political Science at Oie Miss, somepun ydu could brag about Mr. Carrier is the nephew of Mrs. W. H. Smith of Centrevllle and has made his home with the Smith family since he was 14 years of age. He received his undergraduate degree from BeN haven College and his master's degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and had taught for three years at ready for woTk very soon. Mr. G.D. Leak and Miss Margaret McNeeley were mar- ried last Sunday at the resi- dense of the bride's .father on Buffalo. They happy couple have the best wishes of The Woodville Republican. Mrs. H. B. McGehee has re- turned from Jackson, where she has been for several weeks with her mother, Mrs. C.B. Gallovay. Mr. Ethel,bert Gal- loway returned ,with her. in mixed company, and he called Josh down for ,poking fun at the troubles we're having Ed said he had studied politics a long time and when it comes to throlng rocks, jest about everbody lives in ,a glass house. One party pointing a finger at the other is the pot calling the kittle ,black, was d's words. the weddings. Course .she likes the funerals to. Personal. I got great respect for marriage. It teaches a teller to keep regular hours, to keep his mouth shut and other good habits he wouldn't need if he stayed single. ours truly, Uncle Pete Following a meeting on Mon- day nigh.t of this week, the 1973 Ramblerr Peewee football schedule was revised as follows: Sept. 11 - New Roads, there Sept. 18 - Clinton, there Sept. 25 - Jackson, there Oct. 9 - New Roads. home Get. 16 - Clinton. home Oct. 23 - Jackson. home Nov. 11 - Midget Bowl at New Roads, 2 p.m. The lUl v...a,or' s Corner ... Mr. Lumpkin and the N.Y.C, boys have improved the appear- ance of the town without doubt, but they are through working now. Our regular crew cannot keep it in good shape, unless some of the citizens dis- continue dumping garbage in the ditches and littering in general. We pick up garbage twice a week so please use this means or disposal of your gar- bage and litter. If your gar- bage is overlooked occasionally, please call Walter Davis, Jr. and he will rectiiy the situation In case you missed the ordi- nance in .the newspaper, there will be a $50 fine ord!lmplng garbage along the /to the city dump. Please.[dve" me that this will be efi)brced if I have to spend time at:the dtunp myself. For the prevention of accidents and safety for all citizens I am making a request of owners of corner lots. If you Brevard County Junior College have shrubbery on the corner. in Florida before receiving his of your lot adjacen't to the PhD degree. Mrs. Carrier re- street, obstructing the view of ceived her master's in special drivers, your cooperation by education t the s me time that trimming said shrubbery will be he received his doctorate. The appreciated immensely. Garriers now zeslde in Titus- Your Mayor, vllle, Fla, G. Oonda