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Established In 1824 Number 13 Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi W00dville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, August 31, 1973 by Lewis. We plan to take the day off llext Monday in observance of Labor Day, and as a result 0ur next issue of The Repub- lican will probably be a day late reaching you. Since local bus- laess houses will be closed for the day on Monday and there Will be no mail service that day, We would accomplish little by remaining open. In all honesty, we must con- less that since all of our grand- Children, hs well as our children are expected here for the holi- days. we ,are delighted at the excuse for taking the day off anyway. $ $ $ We dislike making regular excuses in this column, but this Week we are faced with another apology in addition to the prom- ise of a late paper next week. We know that all of us ,are becoming weary of the excuses being made everywhere in many areas as a result of shortages in Various and sundry items of gOOds and services. , Well. the shortage has just hit us where it really hurts -- ................................................................. Town Of Woodville From The Files Of Tells Revenue Sharing ,- e 00',De00u00'l=ca n Spending Plans The In a legal notice ppearing "Backward, turn backward, elsewhere in this issue, the Oh Time, in thy flight .... ,, Town of Woodvllle gives the re- quired public notice of dispo- ,itllglon, nUIOIInnqloOI|,UlI.t I.nlononuo|uoIOlOOUO|OIUlO|I|IlOnO'InD 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. B. L. Baxter and chil- dren, Ronnie and Shells, of Gloster are spending this week with her .sister. Mrs. Dave Carter, and family. Mrs. Lula Harris and Mr. C. A. Coon of BoRon are here on an exended visit to his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Coon, and other relatives. Mrs. W. G. Chr.istian and sition of federal revenue shar- ing funds for the first six- month period of 1973. A total of $51,697 was received by the municipality during the period from January 1 to June 30, 1973. Of this total some $16,384 was expended for the purchase of public health equip- ment, including a new garbage General Closing Here Monday For Labor Day M o s t stores and business houses in the town of Wood- ville will be closed for the day next Monday, September 3, In ,observance of Labor Day. The holiday h,as been observed by local stores for the past five years in line with recommen- dations of the holiday commit- tee of the Woodville Retail Merchants Association. Ramblers To Open Football Season Friday Night The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ramblers will open ,their 1973 football season Jon Friday night of this week when they host the Live Oak Academy eleven from Kreole. The game will be played on the Amite School Field in Liberty since lights have not yet been installed at the new Rambler Field on the academy campus. In addition to most stares, Kickoff time is set for 7:30 p.m. truck and a tactor equipped the Commercial Bank, the Wil- Live Oak is a Class A team with street sweeper. A balance kins,on county courthouse, the in the Academy Conference. The of $35,313 remains on hand from WoodvHle city hall, the post- game was scheduled last week funds received during the coy- office, and other government in order to give the Ramblers County Receives $373,721 Revenue Sharing Funds Wilkinson County received a total of $373,721 in federal rev- enue sharing funds during the first six months of 1973, ac- cording to figures released this week ,by Chancery Clerk Alonzo Sturgeon. Of ,the total amount received during the period Jan- uary 1 through June, 30, 1973, the sum of $281,667.37 had been expended, the report shows, with a balance left on hand as of June 30 of $92,063.63. According to the report issued by the chancery clerk, the Sec- ond District of Wilkinson Coun- Margaret Christian returned to ered period. Vicksburg Tuesday after a visit A second report made by the of almost a week at the home of town shows anticipated rove- Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Wallace. nues from revenue sharing of Mr. Burton Tillery expected $35,224 for the period of one to leave on Thursday of this year from July 1, 1973, to June week for Madison, Wisconsin, 30, 1974. The report further re- where he will join relatives for flect the ,intent of the munici- a two week trip to Canada. pality  spend this sum for Norman Carter, son of Mr. public transportation, the re- and Mrs. Dave Carter, spent the pair of local streets. weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Parker, near Rosetta. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wheeler and son, Clifford, and Mrs. E. L Smith and daughters, June. Sherry and Donna, drove up to Vicksburg Sunday. They were accompanied hom.e that after- and that is in the available noon by Linda, who had been of paper on which to visiting relatives in that city for lrint this newspaper. Due to the the past few weeks. rising demand for newsprint CoUpled with hampered produc- tion because of economic con- trols, labor problems, power CUtbacks and lack of investment Capital, the available supply of aewsprint is rapidly approach- lag a critical point. This fact was brought home to us sharply last week when We received our regular supply f roll-news, which we found to be of far poorer quality and Weight than the paper we are Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Landers of Starkvllle spent last weekend with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Chambers. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Geter announce the ,birth of a daugh- ter, Ella Susan, at Ca,tchings ,Clinic on August 2nd. This is their second daughter. iss. Ernestine Wax is now at home. on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Wax. She has resigned as tech- nician in the Port Arthur, Texas accustomed to using. When we hospital and will take a rhea- COmplained to our supplier we ltio n before accepting another Were advised that it was thatpositton. or nothing. After .hearing the I troubles being encountered by 50 YEARS AGO Our wholesaler in securing any laper at all for distribution, we decided we had besl; be thankful that we ,were at least assured f supplies for the immediate future regardless of the quality InVolved. o, dear readers, we apologize l advance for the .poorer than USUal printinK quality which you Will doubtless note in this week's issue and hope that you will bear with us in this trying time of diminishing quantity and quality, "The opportunity to do mis- Chief is found a hundred times a day, but of doing good. only Once a year," wrote Voltaire. The Middle Mississippi Girl cout Council. a member agency of the United Givers Fund, is In the process of conducting its recruitment cam- for adult troop leaders'- opportunity to "do good" and with young girls. Carl Treppendahl, son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Treppendahl, is spending the week in Baton Iuge on .a visit to friends. Jack Redhead, Jr., left Thtrs- day morning for Brook.haven on ,a visit of a few days  his college ,friend, Jack Seavey. Mrs. L. B. Robinson and little daughter, Julia, and Mrs. Julio Robinson of Centreville came over on Thursday for the union service. Mrs. Will P. Murray, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Lowry, and other relatives here, left Sunday morning for her home in Shreveport, La. I Bertha Lewis, who has been spending the past eight weeks at a girl's camp ,at Camp Riva Lake, near Winchester, Tenn., Is expected home this evening. Mr. and Mrs, Henry Hays and little daughter, who has ,been here for the past two weeks on a visit to relatives in this county, left for their home in To become a Girl Scout is Houston, Texas, on Thursday. asy enough; easy, that is, if They were accompanied by his there are enough leaders to Serve all the interested girls. Without adults volunteering their services as troop leaders, irls who want and need Girl. Couting must wait! Serving 26 towns in 20 court- the Middle Mississippi Girl peg or two the American Corn- Council must have help missioner will ,break up the continue growing. Last year, Peace Convention in short ,437 girls were members of the order. Omganization. Hundreds more Mr. Eugene Womack of Cen- Were interested, but .were not treville took out a license on aembers because of a lack ,of Wednesday to marry Miss L. M. (Continued on Page 4) Humph,reys. The sentiment for the owner- The ship of the Philippines is Weath tremendously in this WeeFs CT country. At leat Luzon, if not Oate Rain Hi S Lo" Wed., Aug. 22 0 93 60 hu., Aug. 23 0 90 61 !ri., Aug. 24 0 92 65 t., Aug, 25 0 92 67 .Sun., Aug. 26 0 92 66 of Mrs. Goddard opposite the Mort., Aug. 27 .10 87 65 Methodist Church. ecretry IJay and Senators Ue., Aug. 28 .2 90 67 iFly and Davis have been chosen Daily Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m.]as Peace Commissioners; two Temperatures 5 p.m.lothers will be named. It is safe furnished courtesy of i to ,assume that the five of them Miss. Forestry Commission.). will ,be exPanslonlss. County Cancer Society Again Tops Quota The Wilkinson County Crusade for funds .for the American Cancer Society again this year topped their quota, according to agencies and offices will observe the Labor Dmy holiday by clos- ing next Monday. Withers' Greenhouse Damaged By Fire About 10:39 Saturday night, a fire was discovered in progress in one of the greenhouses.owned by Jack D. Withers east of Woodvllle off of Highway 24. The flames had already burned the roof on the front part of the building when the fire was discovered. The origin of the fire is not known but faulty wiring was suspected. The fire was ,put ou with their debut Friday night under the direction of Coach Donald Alonzo, showed up well last Fri- day night in the Walthall Acad- emy Jamboree when they won both of their outings. In the opening round, WCCA downed an announcement this week by garden hoses by the owners of Mrs. Olivia Stutzman, county the building in about h'alf an nova, rt; and Barry Daniel, re. chairman. A total of $1,886.00 hour. The local fire department Ei Whitaker will see service as had been contributed up to the could not be reached by phone, a starting .defensive back, he time of the report, she said, according to a fmily member, coach added. to surpass the county's assigned quota of $180120. Mrs. Stutzman commended the local chairmen, Mrs. Annie L. Richardson for Centreville, Mrs. Leisa Bates for Woodville, Mr. Dave Carter for the private schools, and Mrs. Gadys Hi.nes for ,the public schools, as well as all of the workers who gave of their time and el,forts in making the drive a success. The total amount of damage has not been completely deter- mined as ,of yet, but about $2,000 worth of plants and three new plant heaters valued , at about $1,000 which were still in their packing crates were destroyed, a amlly member taed, William R. Welch Dies Last Friday Centreville friends of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jack Rogers ex- tend sympathy in the death of her father, Mr. William R. Three Nabbed In Manhunt After Burglary Here by Andy Lewis Three New Orleans negro. males were arrested over tile weekend and charged with burglary in connection with a break-in a Treppendahl's Hard- ware here Saturday night. Two of the arrests came after an extensive manhunt which in- cluded the use of bloodhounds. The three alleged burglars who were taken into custody ,included John Robertson, 27, Willie Louis Robinson, 21. and Robert Lawrence, 22. Robinson and Lawrence are former resi- dents of Woodville. Thad Leake Dies At Home Sunday a full ten-game slate, ty had expended the lion's share The Ramblers, who will make of the funds during the six months period of the report, or About 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Wood- a total of $88,493.57, nearly ville Policeman Joe Claiborne double the next nearest district, saw a car with no license plate All of the revenue funds ex- drive out of Treppendahl's park- pended by the Second District ing lot and head west on Main went for the purchase of equip- Street .at a high rate of speed. ment. Other district expendi- Policeman Claiborne gave chase, the host eleven 8-6, and in the ttres ranged from $40,250.00 in and when the car turned south title round the Ramblers shut the Fourth to $48,198.27 in the onto Sligo Street, it hit ,r2e out Columbia Academy 12-0. Fi,fth District. conarete retaining wall at the Following :as a recapitulation Methodist Church. Two of the Coach Alonzo lisetd the fol- of the spending by districts of occupants of the ear got away, lowing as his probable offensive starting line-up for Friday revenue sharing funds for he but Policeman Claiborne caught the driver and owner of the period covered by the report: nigh's season opener: Bobby First District: Stribling-Puck- car. Robert Lawrence. On in- Jonson or Tim Gonda, qb; Jeff Brown, lhb; Shannon Day, rhb; ett, Inc., front end loader, $32,- vestigation, Claiborne found that Mark Curry, f'o; Justin Satcher, 477.55; Carter Equipment, used the vehicle contained a number motor grader, $5,124.75; Fred of television sets and pistols. le; Ronnie Arnold, it; Sammy Netterville Lumber Co., bridge A quick check at Treppen- Pbertson, lg; Jeff Hewes, c; Mike McGraw, rg; Dennis Ca- material, $1,824.99; Fernwood dahl's disclosed a broken window Industries, bridge material, $572. in the office side and that all 00; Centreville Motor Co., pick- the merchandise in the car had up truck, $2,800.00; Total, $42,- been taken from that store. 799.29. Lawrence was then lodged in Second District: H & R Ford, the Wilkinson County jail on Inc., truck, $5,020.57; Third DIS- suspicion of burglary. trlct Wilkinson County, motor Meanwhile. a bulletin was put grader, $15,000.00; Carter Equip- out for the arrest of the other ment Co.. front end loader, $33,- two occupants of, the car. About 218.00; Carter Equipment Co., 7 a.m., John Robertson was motor grader, $36,255.00; Total, sighted on the Jackson, La., his home last Sunday. A retired farmer, he ,was a native of Wilkinson County and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Webb Funeral Home of Natchez was in charge of funeral arrangements. Centreville Tigers To Host CHA Friday The Centrevllle Academy Ti- gers w[1.1 open their 1973 grid campaign on Friday night of this week .when they play hosts to the Chamberlain-Hunt Cadets of Port Gibson. Kickoff time is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tiger Field. The Tigers warmed up for their regular season opener by taking the title in the Amite School Jamboree in Liberty last Welch, 6S, last Friday at his Friday night. They downed the Thad Leake. 77 - year - old residence in Greenwell Springs, Franklin Christian eleven 6-0 in fourth district resident, died at La, the opening round and then A native of Amite County, Mr. Welch was a retired employee of Exxon USA and ,was a member of Brookstown Baptist Church. Religious services were held at Brookstown Baptist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. with nter- $88,493,57. Third District: Big RiVer Sup- ply Co., tandem trailer, $4,845.00; Centrevllle Motor Co., pickup truck, $2,858.21; Stribling-Puck- ett, Inc., crawler tractor, $37,495. Road and ,was arrested there by Woodvllle Policemen Earl Reid and Joe Claiborne. Willie Robin- Son ran into the woods near Bowling Green Plantation and eluded officers. O0; Total, $45,198.21. Wilkinson County S h e rif f Fourth District: Equipment, H. B. McGraw then made a Inc., elevating scraper, $40,250. request to the Angola Penal 00; Total, $40,250.00. System for bloodhounds, which Fifth District: County Con- struction Co., bridge construc- tion, $18,921.63; .County Con- struction Co., ,bridge construc- tion, $25,671.30; Big Rlver Sup- ply Co., drainage culverts, $2,- 817.68; Big River Supply Co., drainage culverts, $787.66; Total, $48,198.27. County Wide Fund: Jerry Enis, salary, expanded services, civil defense, etc., $926.03; Itex were brought ,immediately and put on the trail. The dogs trailed the suspect to the John Hewes place east of Bowling Green Plantation, where Robin- son was arrested about 10 a.m. Sunday. The three suspects have been charged with burglary and ,are lodged in the Wilkinson County jail. They are on $5,000 bond Business Products, recorder ma- each ,pending a preliminary Uncle. Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: l neapolis a Italian that got rich ......... _ making frozen Chinese food had JiKe :',eKe ruoo s preaoner ....... = ,,.. ....... o. ^^ likes to s ......... ,.___ does ] bc, **tumu u,u,,.v ow=u= " 1" -- y,...mpu nuz.- t/of the Year," so in some ways IUg . rere 1 ls me tast par , ..... ^r ^ =me more we cnange me m of August and time for the we remain the ame. We're still younguns to git back in school lthe melting pot of nations, Bug for another year. The mommas l allowed ' and the pot is bubblg. are outfitting the girls in neW,And like we allus have, we re frocks, ,and squeezing the *boys trying to fggerwhuther to treat in shoes that was to big for em burns by covering em or leaving last spring. And the mommas em open .to the air, and we can't fought to a scoreless tie with the host Rebel team, but won the victory nod on the basis of most first downs. The Tigers will be making their first season appearance under direction of Coach Mike Mullens Friday night. He lsted thee following as his probable offensive starting eleven: David To I McKey, qb; Speedy Hughes and chine, courthouse, $14,802.00; hearing. Stoney Lofton, hb; Buddy Stutz- tal, $15,728.0. All of the merchandise whicli man, ,fb; Scooter Boatner, c; Total amount received by Was stolen from the local store Gary Easterling and Mike Rish, oounty, $373,731.00; total ex- was recovered. The loot included g; Don McCraine nd R. L. oended, $281,667.37; balance on six television sets valued at Frazier, t; and Randy Poole and hand June 30, 1973, $92,063.63. Joe NMand, e. Two Rodeos Set For Labor Day Weekend The Wllk-Amite Riding Club of Centreville will hold a two- day odeo in celebration of Labor Day. $1,102.69 and eleven pistols which were valued at $722.05, for .a total of $1,824.74. Sheriff McGra, w asked that we express his appreciation and thanks for their prompt and efficient help to the Angola Penal System, representatives of the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Departmen, the Cen- probable are looking for,ward to a little quiet and time for theirselfs around the h, ouse. bad for us. Bug said he had saw The fellers was talking about two coffee r e p o r t s last week. One said coffee drinkers is more school starting Saturday night likely to have heart attacks, at the country store. Zekeland the other said ,when a Grubb got to thinking about the i felle r wakes up width a headac '- old days and how ,far we has come in education matters. Use land feeling general mean, its cause he needs his coffee. men, in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Allie Smylie Welch, Green- well Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Richard J. Rogers, Centre- vllle, Mrs. James A. Roy, Jr., decide whuther coffee is good or Greenwell Springs, and Mrs. Floyd Roule, Pineville, La.; four sons, Jewel E. Welch and Rich- ard Welch, both of Baker, La., Alex Welch, Baton Rouge, and Roy L. Welch, Greenwell Springs; one slst@r, Mrs. Emmitt Smylie, Centreville; two brothers, C. C. Welch, Baker, and Leon Welch and one great-grandchild. An adult rodeo will be held on Saturday, September 1, be- ginning at 8 p.m., and a Little Britches and Junior rodeo will follow on Monday, September 3, at 8 p.m. General speaking, said Clem, you can't bank to heavy on research. He said he had saw where this feller had reported that male dogs exposed to car fumes don't show no interest in female dogs. A feller .hat saw this report called up to say it was right, cause he hadn't had nothing to do with his wife since the muffler in his car started leaking. Research showed, tho, Liberty; and 19 grandchildren sister, Mrs. R. T. Wood, who will be their guest for a few weeks. 75 YEARS AGO If Mr. Sagasta and his tricky cabinet do not come .down a to be a ,boy took his lunch to school and the kids made up their wn games at recess, Zeke said, but now they got super- vised everthing from exercise Ito eating. The kids that use to eat whatever their ma packed fer em now is at the super- market buying seven different kinds of canned food to be shore their ca gits a balanced diet, was Zeke's words. Talking a,bout r e c r e a t i o n, the entire archipelago will be Clem Webster recalled when that he was mad with his wife taken, you played ball in' the pasture, cause she had run over a Prof. Hughes .arrived on Tues- and if you got to town you could Imtrcycle and tore the car day and will open his school allus watch the big game thru a Imuffler off. on the first londay in Septem- knothole in the fence. Nowdays, Personal, Mister Editor, that Clem said, we got covered ball research report reminds me of fields big enuff for 'it to cloud the time the fellers took a poll divorcing his old lady. All of em said they hadn t, but Bug said ]he had thought a few times IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN -- With the high school football season about shooting his. set to get underway locally this eek, cheerleaders have been busy working on-their routines. The football cheerleaders at Wilkinson County Christian Academy shown, above include, left Yours truly, to right, Ruth King, Candy Smith, Susan Smither, Renee Ran, I Uncle 1/ Marian Felter, Rebbie Rosso, and lssy Jackson. treville Pol'ice Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the Wodville Police Depart- ment. The Corner .. s For the protection of the chil- dren, Chief ef Police James Forman and I have reached a conclusion concerning motor- bike and minibike riders. After having received many com- plaints and given many warn- trigs, we shall enforce the law to its limits. Neither one of us wishes to be negligent of our duYies, especially those that. could result in the death of a child. In town. all motor- and mini- bike riders must have a valid driver's license, license tag and helmet, obey all traffic laws, and have mufflers that have not been altered to make an unnecessarily loud noise. 'We at Town Hall have at- tempted to send a letter to each owner of a cemetery lot. If we have overlooked anyone, forgive us and 'inform 'us, so that we can send you one at once. George Gonda Mayor Towa of Woodvill ber. The Professor and fa, mfly will reside in the new residence up and rain inside of, and that on ,who had ever thought of knotty lumber they use to make ball park ,fences out of is going into $45,000 houses. They ain't no vay to keep up with the changes, agreed Bug Hookum. He said he had saw by he papers vhere in Mln- : :/?