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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Localisms by Lewis... We are sure that most local have noticed with ap- lroval the gaily decorated trash which now adorn the scction of Woodville. The idea originated with Mrs. (eorge Gonda, wife of Wood- Vllle&apos;s mayor, .and thanks to her From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight . . " ,|,|.,,,|,|.|.M*.|J|,,a|,|,,..,S|,,.,|t,|, ,|,,|t.,.,,|.,,||0||. 25 YEARS AGO Mr. M. Kirk Sanders is spending his vacation here at the home of Mrs. Argue, having come up from New Orleans last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Stockett, Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, September 7, 1973 efforts and assistance from 'orae young friends, the job of t0nverting the drab containers to daisy - bedecked barrels has been accomplished. "Miss No,fie" was assisted in the roject .by seven or mght of the accompanied by Bettle Hoye Stockett and Shirley Smith, were visitors to New Orleans the first of the week. The two girls enjoyed particularly the evening they all spent at Pontehartrain Beach. Cunger set, with her youngest Mr. Lane Brandon, Miss Belle helper being five-year-old Stuart Brandon and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo age, she says. Stneberg of Baon Rouge left Our commendations to Mrs. Onda and her aides on the Uccess of their efforts to add U bit of color and adornment to the business section of our town, We were pleased to learn this the first of this week on an extended vacation trip to Colo- rado ,and other points in the West. George Lambert Nelll re- t.urned home Wednesday from State College where he has been attending the summer term. He will have only two week's Town Of Centreville Tells Revenue Sharing Fund Spending Plans A legal notice appears else- where in this issue which gives the required public notice from the Town of Centreville as to the disposition of federal rev- enue sharing funds received by the town for the six-month period from January 1 to June 30, 1973. A total of $30,938.00 was re- ceived by the municipality dur- lng the six-month period coy- Centreville Drops Opener To CHA; Hosts Oak Forest Friday The Centreville Academy Ti- gers, down 19-0 at halftime, stormed ,back to a 22-19 lead before finally bowing to the Chamberlain-Hunt Cadets from Port Gibson 26-22 Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Tiger Field in Centre- villa was the scene of the hard- fought battle. The Tigers, in their first game under new Coach Mike Mullins, showed an explosive offense and ered by the report, while actual expenditures from these funds strong defense at times during their loss to the potent visiting Cadets. The winners jumped to a three-touchdown lead before Centreville bounced back into contention. In the third quarter, Tiger Buddy Stutzman, who had a big night running, scooted in from one yard out to cut the deficit to 1916. The touchdown was set up ,by a 35-yard pass ,amounted to $13,728.75. This sum was expended for maintenance and repairs o municipally- owned natural gas lines, officials stated. The remainder of the funds received have been obligated as follows, according to informa- tion released this week by Mayor Don Vine: $1,000.00 for a motor grader $6,782.67 for a gravel truck play from quarterback-David $4.1.62.55 for street resurfacing McKey to Joe Noland. $5,264.00 refund to federal Stutzman added another sources to correct an error touchdown on a 55-yard gallop, and a short time later McKey through which the town was overpaid by that amount during opened the Iinal period with a Week that the Wilkinson County vacation before he has to go the period covered by %he re- %0ard of supervisors is making back to, enter for another ses- port. t serious effort to take steps siGn. to save Lake Mary. Mrs. H. Emerson Berryhill This beautiful lake, one of the returne home the middle of tp fishing, boating and recre- this week following a visit to ation spots in this area of om i her brother4n-la and sister, tate and a real economic boon ,Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Watkins, Jr., !o the county, is in danger of in Aberdeen. eing at least partially drained Mr. O. O. Roberts, Jr., of Alexandria is here on a vlstt to his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Trep- pendahl. Mrs. D. R. Hutchinson of Camp Lee, Vs., where Col. Hutchinson has been stationed nless steps are taken to stabl- e the water level by some sort of dam or control sructure. We trust that the board will Ollow through on their initial efforts toward securing an en- gineering feasibility study to Mrs, G. A. Kojak of Beau- mont, Texas, was a visitor Sat- urday in the home of Mrs. A. W. Lanehart and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Conner. 50 YEARS AGO The construction of the side- walks in this town has torn up the streets in many places, so Marshal Thomas has a real job ,on his hands trying to get them in shape .again. He is certainly 5-yard scoring run. The 2-point conversion gave the losers a 22-19 lead. CHA came back with a scot- Mrs. Farrar Wins trig drive late in the game to cinch the win, and with no In Chevron Contest time-outs remaining the Tigers were nable to make another Mrs. Ray W. Farrar of Wood- come-back. villa, an agent for Standard Oil R.L. Frazier, Mike Rish Company, was one of the win-]So,ore r Boatner .and Stoney Lot- hers in a Chevron "Top Ten" [ tin drew praise from Coach dealer contest. The list of win- Mulllns for their performances. nets was released lasg week, and Itost Oak Forest Friday Mrs. Farrar was one of four,, The Tigers will host the Oak agents, along with 28 dealers, I Forest eleven on Friday night who were declared winners for of this week ith kick-off time "an outstanding job of property set for 7:30 p.m. appearance, good serwce and customer relations." Winners ,will be guests of the company at the Broadwater Beach Motel in Blloxi on September 25, 26 and 27. New Church Building Dedicated At Hopewell Bishop Mack B. Stokes C. Peden and the pstor, the Rev. Gary Simpson. There was "dinner on the grounds" ,at noon followed by reading of church history and a program of gospel music by The Pathfinders. A large crowd attended. The guest register was at- tended by Mrs. Bolinda Murray and was filed among other at- preached and held Dedication ticles having to do with the Services of the new building at Ichurch's history. A Certificate Hopewell Unit e d Methodistl of Dedication, presented by Church on Sunday, August 26, I Bishop Stokes, is currently be- at .11 a.m. He was assisted by ling framed for hanging in the District Superintendent Homerlbuilding. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creel< Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: how he can hold a S0-minute news conference and not say We had a right good session at the country store Saturday one thing new. Ed Do,little ,broke in to say night, Mister Editor, and the the way the mood in this fellers covered the situation country is going he won't be wrld-vide as usual. Clem Webster put the stopper in the suprised to hear the Nlxon Administration blamed fer the School, where they are now at national affairs jug when he weather and the troubles of the home. We welcome this family called fer the Nixon Adminis- Pittsburg Pirates. After all, to our county and trust that tation to go into exile, allowed Ed, the U. S. Weather Clem said he had thought the Bureau is a federal service, and situation up one side and down Ntxon's son-in-law writes up the other, and he was of a mind baseball games. Ed said he had that since President Nixon ain't saw they is 1,400 advisory never in Washington anyhow, boards in the federal Guvern- special when somepun un- derhanded is going on, he might ment, and you ,would get the idee from the papers that the as well move permanent to his President has got a spy sitting place in California or Florida. That way, allo,wed Clam, he on ever one of era. The truth is, declared Ed, that could declare his estate a folks in this country git use to .foreign country, and running the United States then would reading a certain kind of news ever day, and they natural keep be foreign policy. Nixon's track looking far the same kind. The ecord is a heap better in foreign affairs than in domestic papers keep digging to find ome.pun new far the news, anti matters, was Clem's words. thts causes the littlest news o Farthermore. went on Clem, git the biggest attention, Ed we could call them million we said. spent on N]xon's houses and Bug Hookum was agreed with grounds foreign aid, and far shore, we'd have one country in l Ed" that some news don't gtt dollar lplay it should cause the papers the world where the said,keep digging in the same holes. would be welcome. Clem with all them airplanes and I Fer instant, Bug had saw where soldiers it takes jest to move you can't trust the Boy Scouts these days. The Scout leaders Nixon from one place to flat lied to the boys at that another, we'd come out ahead determine the most efficient for son.e time, and Mrs. Horace and economical means of insu:r- Easterling of Holly Bluff, have lag the future of this great .been guests this week at the SUtural asset to our county, home of their ,brother and " " " sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. The after effects of thelCharles Plitt. atergate revelations could well ave asllver lining in the final aalysis, The experiences of atergate should teach skep- clsn toward office holders Cad politicians that advocate ore government in every aSlect of life as a basic remedy _or every human problem. Overnment is made up of men, td men are fallible in public e just as in ,private life. erely assuming the mantle of fice, endows no one with laboring faithfully, and while allPerior wisdom. The old fable making the necessary repairs hat the king can do no wrong is, at the same time, greatly va precisely what the founders]improving the general condition 0 f the United States came to]of the streets. Of course t,his erica to escape. On She lwork has caused lots of mud, hole, we have done pretty owing to the daily rams. but ell in this country thanks, in we will soon see the good re- 'he main, to freedom of speech suits of the marshal's efforts. nd freedom, of the, press. Mrs. J. L. Denson and ,our hese lifesaving attributes of children arrived ,here from a free society have time and Jackson county last week to again stripped bare the inner- join Mr. Denson at the A. H. aost machinations of public ervants and ,the threat of centralized autho,rity gaining o much power over our lives, their stay here may ,be pleasant .his is the great lesson of and mutually profitable. Wtergate, and it should not l Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sarphie, 'be lost on a nation whose ] formerly of this town and now PeOple place a high value on residen.s of Hattiesburg, where hl0/vidual independence. Mr. Sarphie has one of the largest jewelry establishments . Nothing can ref.resh the soul in the state, spent Monday in ,lke a hot, spicy debate with Woodvllle visiting friends. asociates over a political issue. Mrs. Peter M. Stockett left t ,how often do during the first of the week on we go ,beyond 'aat .and write our opinion to a visit to her friend, Miss Bessie OUr Congressmen? Unfortunate- News.m, in Columbia. Iv, the answer is, 'seldom or 5 YEARS AGO giving em to him and making him a military power that could swing the world balance back in our favor. Actual. Mister Editor, the fellers didn't take Clem serious, but Zeke Grubb was agreedthat it's costing the taxpayers aheap more to keep up Nixon than we spend on some fair-size coun- tries. And not the least expense, said Zeke, is them 25 or so $200- a-day lawyers he', got figgering Eastern Jamboree last month when they said a hot air balloon eVev," Too many of us fear at one opinion is barely audi- ble in the hubbub of current events. Yet .a.s one legisl.ator 'has said, "the mail box is nearly  Important as the ,ballot box a member of Congress." (Continued on Page 2) weevsWeather Date ed., Aug. 29 u., Aug. 30 8 1., Aug, 31 at., Sept. 1 00un., sept. Mon., Sept. l'ue., Sept. 4 lally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temperatures 5 p.m. (Statistics f.urnlshed .courtesy of e ,Iiss. Forestry C'ommlasion,). Rain Hi Lo" Tr 89 70 0 90 68 0 90 70 .0 , 9{) 69 .06 87 69 ,22 88 71 .31 85 71 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moller are taking their usual summer outing in the White Mountains, with great pleasure and bene- fit. we hope, to each of them. We have missed hus far the pleasant and racy letters with which Mr. M has ,been accus- tomed to favor The Republican. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Roths- child returned hmne on last Saturday night from New York, where they have been for nearly seven months. We are glad to report that Mrs. Roths- child has fully ..recovered her health. Work on the gin is progres- sing Very slowly and it is now doubtful if it :can be made ready for operation before the middle of the month. The machinery i here but it is slow work getting it shipshape. Two first class mechanics are her working .dally )n ,he plank Established In 1824 WILK-AMITE HAVEN RAMBLERS WIN 6-0 DEDICATION SET IN OPENER; PLAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON SWMCA THERE FRIDAY The formal dedication of the The Wilkinson County Chris- Wilk-Amite H ave n Nursing tian Academy Ramblers eked Home will be held on Sunday out a 6-0 victory over the Live afternoon, September g, at 3 Oak Academy Ramblers from p.m., according to an announce- Kreole in Liberty Friday to open ment this week by the board of trustees of the facility. The public is cordially invited to attend the program and to tour this fine new facility. In making the announcement a spokesman for the board of trustees stated: "The opening of the nursing home which is owned jointly by Wilkinson and Amite Counties will fulfill a much-reeded health care Sa- cility for the people of our area. The Boards of Supervisors of the two counties are to be highly commended for their effort and cooperation in the construction of this facility." Number 14. Steve Reed Store Burglarized Monday The Steve Reed Store at Plnckneyville was burglarized sometime during the night Mon- day, according to Sheriff H. B. McGraw. The store was open for bus- iness on Monday, Labor Day. The burglary was discovered Tuesday morning when Mrs. Reed opened the store, the sher- iff said. Some $150 in cash was taken from the cash register, but no merchandise was missing, officials said. Entry was gained through a window in the storeroom adjoin- ing the store, the sheriff added. Depot Building Is Depository For Old Newspapers For WCCA We have been requested to .remind local patrons and sup- porters of Wilkinson County Christian Academy that the ld newspaper collection drive for the schoo! is still being staged ,by the Booster Club. All persons having old news- papers to donate to the benefit program are requested to take them to the old railroad depot building. Anyone having papers to donate, but with no means of transportation, is requested to call Mrs. R. A. Hartness at 888-4441 and she will arrange to pick them up. The old papers are being hauled to Natchez where they are sold for recycling. All funds derived from the sale go to the Booster Club school project funds. Entomologist Warns Farmers To Watch For Fall Armyworms Mississippi State--The chinch .bug and fall army,worm are on the rampage in south Missis- sippi, according to. Dr. David Young, leader of Extension Entomology at Mississippi State University. their 1973 grid campaign on a winning note. Coach Don Alon- zo's Ramblers outweighed and outplayed the Kreole Ramblers most of the way, but saw sev- eral .potential scoring drives wiped out by frequent penalties, fumbles and a pass .interception. It was not until the final quar- ter that the WCCA eleven hit pay dirt when Jeff Brown ran a punt back for 60 yards to set up a scoring opportunity. ENGINEERING STUDY ON LAKE MARY DAM SLATED BY BOARD The board of supervisors of Wilkinson County this week authorized board president Tom Ashley to contact an engineer- ing firm to make plans for a feasibility study on repairs to or replacement of the Sam Field Dam on Lake Mary. The action came on Tuesday morning of this week following a conference ,between the board and a group of interested land owners of the Lake Mary area. President Ashley sVated that he planned to take the matter up itl] a Natchez engineering The first half was played on firm. and also with the Admns rather even terms, with te County .board of supervisors to only sustained drive being mounted by the Kreole Ram- blers on their first possession when they moved the ball from their own 30 to the WCCA 20 where the threat was stymied when Brown recovered a fumble. Live Oaks used the screen pass and end sweeps to advantage in the drive which netted a ,total of 50 yards, their longest sus- tained march of the night. The remainder of the opening half and the third quarter saw no serious scoring threats by either team. In the final quar- ter, however, the WCCA Ram- blers played their best ball of the night, racking up a total of 74 yards gained on offense while limiting their opponents to a minus 15 yards.. Early in the fourth period, WCCA's safety man Jeff Brown gathered in a Live Oak punt n his own 35 yard line and scooted down the sideline for 60 yards before being downed 5 yards from paydlrt. On the next play Shannon Day bulled his way into the end zone over left guard for the game's only score. Tim Gonda's kick for extra point was good, but the play was nullified by an off-side penalty. A second try was blocked by Live Oak. In the closing minutes of the game, the Ramblers took over on their own 37 following a Live Oak punt and mounted another drive, with Brown picking up 22 yards on one carry and fullback Mark Curry adding 14 more to move .to the 6-yard stripe. Two long penalties set the local eleven back from that point, and the final gun sounded as the Ramblers ran out the clock on a fourth down and long yardage situation. Junior Bobby Jensen opened at quarterback for WCCA and played most of the night in that position before being relieved late in the second and fourth periols by senior Tim Gonda, who also saw some service as a running back. In commenting on the game, Coach Alonzo commended half- back Jeff Brown for his offen- sive play and Mike McGraw, Dennis Canova and Bobby Jen- sen for their defensive efforts. Play At Ruth Friday The Ramblers will travel to Ruth On Friday night of his week to meet Southwest Missis- sippi Christian Academy at 8 p.m. (Note change from 7:30}. ascertain whether or not they would join Wilkinson County in bearing the expense of the study. Tentative plans call for .a comparative study between the cost of repairing the existing structure and constructing a new low-sill dam and bridge west .of the present structure near the existing Jackson Poin bridge over "The Narrows." The Sam Field Dam was par- tially destroyed late last sum- mer when the earthern revet- ment on he northwest end gave way and was subsequently fur- ther damaged by the record high waters of late winter and early summer. If some action is not taken ,to stabilize the flow of water from Lake Mary to the Missis- sippi River, engineers predict that this important natural asset of our ,area will eventually be extensively damaged, if not destroyed through drainage This would be brought about, experts forecast, by a gradual lowering of the lake level as the channel of The Narrows is eroded to lower elevations. Volunteers For Fire Department Urged To Attend Sept. 11 Meet Woodville Fire Chief games Moore has asked that anyone interested in joining the Wood- ville Fire Department be at the fire house on Tuesday, Septem- ber 11, at 7:30 p.m. According to Chief Moore, "There seems to be a desire and a need for the reorganiza- tion of a volunteer fire depart- ment." The meeting to be held Tuesday night will count as a drill. Chief Moore hopes to hold drills or meetings about twice a month. A serious effort is being made ,to enlist the services and sup- port of all conscientious, able- bodied citizens with a deep in- terest in the welfare of the community. Anyone who has questions is asked to .contact James Moore. If you should have a fire and cmnot reach he fire depart- merit on the department phone at 888-4251. please call either the Voodville Police Depart- .. ment at 888-2611 or the Wilkin- son County Sheriff's office at 888-3511. Either one of these agencies can assist in obtaining "Our cattlemen and dairymen Statistics are experiencing severe injury Net Yards (ained 167 84 on their permanent pastures First Downs 11 5 and temporary grazing crops Passes Attempted 6 8 from these two. destructive Passes Completed 0 7 pests," he said. Had Intercepted. : 1 O "The chinch bugs move about Fumbles Lost 3 2 in heavy numbers attacking the Penalties 90 70 grasses by sucking juices from punting 3-30 6-26 WCCA LOA aid. The ^A,,,..azor,s Corner ... I would like to take this chance to discuss our POlice Department in the Town of Centreville. the plants." he said. "In the process, they produce a poison that causes yellowish brown retches in the pastures. If the flants are not killed, they are real slow in recovering. The bug's also attack corn ,and certain lawn grasses." The fall armyworm is a more common pest in south Missis- Mrs. Doris D. Jackson Dies At Field Hospital Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Dewey Jackson. 68, of Centre- ville, were conducted from the Galilee Baptist Church in Glos- ter on Monday, September 3, at sippi. They are general feeders, 2 p.m. ,with the pastor, the Rev. feeding on just about all pus z Millard Purl, officiating assisted ture grasses as well .as lawns by the Rev. Ed Causey. Inter- had come all the way from the and vegetables. These worms ment was in Oaklawn Cemetery Western Jamboree in Idaho. It consume lots of grass and under direction of Brown Fu- had, but inside a airplane from create lots of alarm as they neral Home. a few miles outside of one to a few miles from .the other. A 14-year-old ,boy caught his chosen leaders in that one, Mister Editor. A little child shall lead us. Yours truly, Unle Pete move in droves across the Mrs. Jackson, a member of countryside. I the Baptist Church, died Sun- Chinch bugs can be controlled lday at 10:5 at Field Memorial on permanent,. pasture with ] Hospital. Sevln applied at the rate of onet She is survived by her hus- and one-half pounds per acre. lband, Ernest Jackson, of Cen- There are no restrictions on[ trevllle; one on, Leon Dewey, the use of Sevin. Diazinon caniB.aton Rouge; and nine grand- (Cortlnued on Page 2) children. Johnny Templeton is heading this department, with W. C. Jones as Police Chief and David Vines. George Lofton and Albert Palmer as Policemen. I am asking our community to support these men. I feel that we have a good Police Depart- ment, and all personnel has been or will be trained at the Police Academy in Jackson. am asking all citizens to co- operate by obeying our traffic laws, and please slow down o our town streets. Our most treasured possessions are our children, so let's please do not hurt one of them. Johnny and your Mayor have asked our police department to enforce our speed laws very strictly and issue tickets to all violators. Don Vine, Mayor Town of Centreville