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!I Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, September 14, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 15. Localisms by Lewis. We would call the attention our aders to a news story , elsewhere m this issue relative to a law suit against all Mississippi justices of the peace and all mayors who Preside at justice courts. From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " iglllUllllllllllglqlllliilgllllllf llllllllllllllll IIIIIIllljllllllllll 25 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Clay B. Tucker were business visitors in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Kent Hewes, who has spent his vacation at iris home near LOCAL MAYORS, JP's INTERROGATED IN CLASS ACTION SUIT Wilkinson County mayors and justices of the peace were sum- moned to appear at the Neigh- borhood Facility here last Friday to answer a series of questions propounded by counsel for the plaintiffs in a class action suit currently pending in U. S. Dis- trict Court. The suit, which is expected to come to trial early next year, is a combination of three cases which have been comblned into The suit is being waged by the Commun'ity Legal Services Of Mississippi, Inc. as a "class Junior College at Poplarville. action" case against the laws. of Mr. and Mrs. 5. A. Redhead, the State of Mississippi. Ironi- Mrs. C. G. McGhhee and Misses rally, Community Legal Services Lula Magruder and Mary Mc- .Is a federally-funded legal sere- Gehee spent last Sunday after- ice for the impoverished under noon visiting at "Cold Springs," the auspices of the 'Office of lconomic Opportunity. Since the office of the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi is furnishing legal counsel for the defense, the poor taxpayers are thus caught In the middle. We, the taxpayers, are paying for legal services on both sides of this highly expensive law suit which has entailed months of work while attorneys, at the Turnbull, returned the first of the week to the Pearl River one action. The original three suits were directed at all Mts- home of Mrs. Edna MeG. Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Mack Reed and .their family near Pinekney- ville. James "Weasel" Hays left here last Tuesday for New Orleans, where he enlisted in the U. S. Navy for one year's training. He left New Orleans on Wed- nesday for San Diego, where he will enter "boot training." Robert Evans Stutzman left (iirectton of federal district last Saturday to join his father COurt, have traveled all over in Tulsa, Okla., after spending OUr state taking depositions several weeks here with his mayors and justices of the aunts, Mrs. Josie Robbins and Miss Lena Stutzman, and other Forcing the taxpayers of these reIatives. I/nited States to ,pay lawyers to Miss Ethel "Susue" Brabston, travel about the nation seeking who was chosen "Miss Wood,- ville" at the Lions' Second An- nual Beauty Review here last week, expects to enter the con- test for Deep South Cotton Queen at the Carnival to be held in Tallulah, La.. on Sep- tember 16th and 17th. Miss Brabston is being sponsored in to overturn laws of the states arid political subdivisions thereof raakes about as much sense to Us as it would to pay someone to set our own house on fire. Yes, admittedly, we are in- Clined to be reactionary, but to US this is just another example sissippi mayors who sit as police justices; at all justices of the peace, attacking the constitu- tionality of criminal jurisdic- tion of their courts; and at all state JP's, attacking their civil jurisdiction. Plaintiffs in the three eases, which have been consolidated into one for hear- rag, are McKinley Brown, et al, Charlie Davis, etal; and Walter L. Dennis, et al. Attorneys for both the plain- tiffs and the defendants have Wilk-Amite Haven Dedicated Sunday Foster L. Fowler. former exec- utive director of the Mississippi Commission on Hospital Care, Jackson, and Leo Earl DuBose, administrator, cut he rlbbon Sunday afternoon marking the official opening and dedication of the Wilk-Amite Haven in Centreville. Fred L. Hetzler, ,been traveling throughout the chairman of the Board of Trus- state taking depositions for tees, gave the dedicatory ad- presentation when the case is dress. heard sometime next year by Following the ribbon cutting, Judge Walter Nixon of the open house was held to show United States District Court, the new facility. Southern District of Mississippi. They have already visited more than 30 counties, it was stated, and plan to continue the pro- cedure until October 1. A rather unusual feature of the law suit is that the tax- payers are footing the bill for legal work on both sides. The plaintiffs are represented by Community Legal Services, Inc., an OEO-funded legal service for the impoverished. John Maxey, II, served as attorney for the Commission Sets Seasons in Flood Stricken Areas The Mississippi Game and Fish Commission announced last Friday that hunting seasons for deer and small game have been 'set for parts of 14 counties affected by last .spring's heavy of the stupidity ,of many areas the contest by the Woodville plaintiffs in the interroga,tions,flood waters. of our federal bureaucracy which ....... T.i,n .hmteU. here.. Representatives of the, . The state's ll-man, commis- has gone completely overboard office of the Attorney General[stun set seasons In the flood- the direction of helping the " 50 YEARS AGO " of Mississippi hae been travel-lstrcken areas after studying ' 'PC folks"--at the expense of .o W  ood and two ing the sta.te to represent the ]recommendations by game blol- the long-suffering taxpayer' ,, ;\\;" ....... "_ " ..... defendants Coming here Frlday]ogists, who reported that wild.- " i li$ie sons, Tom ann uyoe, .... " . . _ - ,spentt ....... las Tluay in at-on m na capacity was ,.anier B. life losses appeared substan- Rouge on a visit" m" "Imen" ds, re- Foote of Jackson, who is serving tially lower than previously ex- , ,,,  .......... ,,  [ ......... los a special counsel for the pected. Vegetative ground cover, . ,,,s ,,u,,, ,, ,, .... - turning ame tne same evening.! attmne-" -eneral ..... 2- - " actions to last weeks issue, wel Mr and Mrs Willard W. Wardl _ ' y s _ _ . _ . Drowse umzauon, .aIo o Dwous ' ummonea to appear a 'n oeer sgns were recoroeo oy me raade more than our usual share of Eudora, Arkansas passed lda's hearin here were Wood - "  ..... '' " " f mistakes. Our apologies for through Woodville Tuesday[ '.Y'.': g .... -tecnmcm smi. .m. propemy eva- n .............  ......... ,,  ......... ,vn,e Mayor ueorge uonua, t;en-uae oeer ana omer popmauons ;"hat'they wereno''nten-]omrnernghon Zonmrp:aY,s Creek tzevflle Mayor Don Vine. and'm the wfldhfe community. tional. And, too, we offer the on a visit to relatives and Justices of the Peace Mary Russ, On the ,basis ,of staff findings, :feeble excuse that despite the holiday for Labor Day on Mon- 1ay of last week we still man- aged to get the papers to the Dostoffice on t'nne Thursday orning after some long and urried hours Tuesday and 'wednesday. But, more, impor- tantly, we really didnt want 0r mind on our business since ,We had all four of our grand- Children at home for the long Weekend and hree of them for the entire week. Ain't that a retty good excuse for an ole randpa? .friends. They are now the guests of his brothers, Messrs. E. I. Ward and V. T. Ward, and of his sister, Mrs. R. I. Lessley. Mr. Hal Tucker, who filled a temporary position for  month in Vicksburg as pharmacist, re- turned home last week prepara- tory t ,accepting a position in Brookhaven. The open season for hunting fox began .on September first and the local hunters have been out several times but n'ot a $ox has yet been "struck." The first bale of cotton for Mr. W. H. Lewis of Natchez came down Tuesday .to attend the Bethel Camp meeting, and is spending some time with relatives. Mr. W. It. Swan of Briers is visiting relatives In the county, and has been the guest of Mrs. E. Stockett. Capt. W.C. Cage left on Wednesday for Cooper's Well. We hope he will derive much benefit from the waters. Our town was pretty well crowded :on Wednesday evening with visitors to the baseball " , , , the season for this ,county is yet to be ginned although con- While our mind is dwelling on[siderable picking has already grandchildren, we might as been done. add a postscript or sad tale bout what happened to Ye Olde 75 YEARS AGO di.tor last Sunday morning as rt aftermath of their departure /or home. The Lewis household was in a bit of an uproar that morning our eldest son, his wife, and children packed helr .httion wagon in preparation for le long drive to their home in Uabama. About mid-morning, fter a final search of the house r stray belongings and with , ,e vehicle bulging :at the seams, ,aey departed .amid sad fare- ells following a happy visit. As we made our way back into hse house to prepare for church, game. e discovered a forgotten, parcel Messrs. H. H. Hays and Capt. COntaining diapers and other W.C. Cage of Percy's Creek (Continued on Page 5) were in town on Wednesday. We "h " are glad to hear that the latter I derived much benefit from his week's Weather Cooper's Well. [ Mrs. R. Rothschild and daughter, H attic, returned home Saturday night from 'an extended visit to relatives in New York City. The weather during tte week has been warm during the day but cool and pleasant at night. New goods ere constantly being hauled from the depot and opened and displayed by our merchants. Capt. Shannon left for Jack- son on Wednesday morning to attend to business in he Cote Rain m. Lo" Vd., Sept. 5 1.17 83 66 an., Sept. 6 1.19 79 70 rl., Sept. 7 .37 83 72 8at., sept. 8 0 89 71 SUn., Sept. 9 .03 88 71 n., Sept. I0 Tr 90 75 Ue., Sept:,11 .17 gl 75 Sam B. Minor, Carl Wall, Myrtle Wisner and Gordon Rymer. According to defense attorney Foote, the primary basis for this class action law suit is the con- (Continued on Page 5) the commission approved regu- lar gun seasons for deer from November 17 through December 1 and from December 22 through January 13 in counties where the setting of seasons had beert Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: }bushel for seed soybeans cause . we shipped em all to West Folks m ths country has ,the I_ idee that if a swaller of min-'""'^'---'" ulem r' tot breath with oral oil is good for what ails l, . un ou , uaa, and Zeke Grubb got the em, a quart would be wonderful.  ..... , . .. The fellers come to this finding l:lJnteeralAWmaS no: :eolr Saturday night at the country l . __ Y ._ __ . case oz tnrowing me oaDy ou store after discussing some of ..... _ . . ...... ,w,m me bath waer zeKe nac our cures nau are wors nan ..... " some of our disea s tsaw mm repor wnere recruiters so. fin the Army was doing ever- Bug Hookum had saw ,by the ] thing to fill their quotas of papers where the Federal Guy- volunteers, including filling out ern ............ Ilion men has spen r,o m 1 [false test forms and physica telling us about drugs since 1969, and now a Guvernment-backed exam papers for em. What hap- .study at the University of Cali- fornia says drug education pro- grams is doing more to permote use of illegal drugs than to per- vent it. Bug said when it comes to solving our problems we get fanatic, and he said fanatic is a feller that loses sight of his goal and redoubles his effort. For onct, Mister Editor, the pens, Zeke went on, is that it's costing the Army $80 million to git them out that had no busi- ness in. General speaking, said Zeke, the more laws you got the more problem you got gitting the salve to the sore. For instant, he had saw Congress has amended 'a law to where the Ouvernment fellers was full agreed that Bug can't charge fer using a national was on the right track. Clem park campsite that don't have Webster said that in jest about plumbing, and found out later ;the charge will bankrup the everthing we do, from fighting Park Service cause almost none poverty to putting football games on the television, we git ]of their places qualify for fees. The way things is running, o carried away doing it we I fergtt to quit. And nowhere do IZeke went on, in another 10 we do more damage than when year there won't be such a thing we start passing laws for the as take 'home pay, it'll all be general good. We got so excited took out In benefits. If Social about thawing out tl]e cold war with Russia we sold em so much grain .we're going o run short of flour after we've run out of feed for our livestock .that we're selling to Japan so they won't be mad at us for asking em to cut back on importing textiles that is hurting our industry and is made of cotton we sold em below cost to keep the support price up fer our farmers that now is hving to pay $I0 a Security is good, Workmen's Compensation, hospital and life insurance and profit sharing is wonderful, was Zeke's words. Practical speaking, Mister Ed- itor, after all the benefits and income taxes come out, a .feller probable would be better off taking a extra week of vacation without pay instead of a raise. Yours truly, Uncle Pete aily Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temperatures 5 p.m. furnished courtesy of Forestry Commission.) United States Court. Centreville Tigers Lose 25-12; Travel To Gloster Friday The Centrewille Academy Ti- gers dropped their second out- ing of the new grid season last Friday night when they were downed 25-12 by the potent Ramblers Trounce Ruth 40-20; Play Trinity Friday Shannon Day had a field day last Friday as he scored his team's first four touchdowns in leading the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Ramblers to Yellow Jackets from Oak Forest a 40-20 victory over Southwest Academy of Amlte, La. The game Mississippi Christian Academy was played under lights on Tiger in Ruth last Friday night. Day Field. Centreville took an early lead in the gmne played on a rain- soaked field, with halfback Buddy Stutzman scoring from 2 yards out. The kick for PAT was blocked and the Tigers were on top 6-0. Late in the opening period, Yellow Jacket Curt Davis "broke loose for an 85-yard aprlnt be- fore being downed on the Ti- ger 15. A couple of plays later, Davis crossed the goal line to knot the count, and Kevin Dees' kick put the visitors on top 7-6. In the second quarter, the Tigers mounted a drive high- ran a kickoff back 98 yards for his first touchdown, and then added r, hree more on jaunts of 20, 8, and 70 yards. The host Raiders had the best of the going in the early sages of the game when they mounted a subained 80-y.ard drive on short punishing gains to rack up six consecutive first downs which consumed much of the opening period. On the first play of the second quarter Raider Mark Price plunged over for a td from one yard out to cap the drive. Bowman's attempt .to convert on an end sweep failed and SWMCA led 6-0. 4 MILL INCREASE IN TAX LEVY SET BY SUPERVISORS A 1973-74 tax levy of 47.50 mills has been adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Wilkin- son County, according to an official public notice appearing elsewhere in this issue. The 47.50-mill figure represents boost ,of 4 mills over the total levy finally approved last year after . heated session which saw the supervisors reverse their action at least twice be- fore reaching a final decision to set the levy at 43.50 at that time The 47.50-mill levy for the coming year reflects a contin- uation of a gradual upward trend in the Wilkinson County millages for the past several years. The 1972 figure was 43.50 mills, the 1971 levy was 42.50 mills, and the 1970 figure was 38.50 mills. lighted by a 37-yard pass play The Raiders' lead was short A complete recapitulation of from quarterback David McKey lived, however, as Day gathered the total levy may be found in to Gavin Robinson .to carry to in the ensuing kickoff on his the legal notice of adoption the Oak Forest 19-yard stripe. The drive bogged down at the 10-yard line and .the Jackets took over. On the next play, Poole recovered a Jacket fumble on the 8-yard marker and a couple of plays later Me- Key scored from 3 yards out on a quarterback keeper The PAT attempt failed, but he Tigers were on top 12-7, The visiting Yellow Jackets came ;right back with a scoring drive which carried for 76 yards in eight plays, .with a Pass from quarterback Richard Navarra to Billy Finch .accounting for the final 8 yards to pay dirt. The PAT failed, and the half ended with the score 13-12 in favor of the visiting Jackets. In the third period the same Navarra to FinCh combination accounted for another Oak For- est touchdown, this time from own 2-yard line, ran down the east sideline to midfield, re- versed to the opposite side, and went the rest of the way on a 98-yard scoring jaunt. Gonda's kick for point failed and the score was knotted at 6-6. Later in the second quarter, 15-yard runs by Day and Mark Curry, plus a 15-yard penalty, moved the ball to the Raider 20-yard stripe. From that point Day broke over left tackle and twisted and turned his way over the goal line to put the Ram- bler on top to stay. An end sweep by quarterback Bobby Jensen failed to convert and the half ended with WCCA on top 12-6. Early in the third period, a high pass .from center on an attempted Raider punt gave he Ramblers the ball on the Raider 28. From there Jeff Brown 20 yards out, to make .the count dashed to the 8-yard stripe, and appearing elsewhere in this is- sue. This recap reveals that the principal increase was in the Courthouse and Bridge Bond Fund, which was upped from 2.50 to 5 mills. Other new mill- ages added as new items in the levy this year include 1 mill for the Sheriff-Assessor Fund; and 1 mill for Welfare Building and Land Notes Fund. The. county General Fund was cut by 1 mill, while assessments for other pur- poses, including schools, re- mained virtually the same, with a few minor fractional mill changes. Adult Classes At Vo-Tech Center To Start October 2 The Wilkinson County Voca- tional Technical School will pre- 19-12 when the point conversion on the next play Day plunged ,try failed. The fin, a period saw Navarra hit his favorite target, Finch, for still another touchdown on an 18-yard pass play to end the scoring for the night at 25-12 in favor of Oak Forest: Unofficial statistics for the night gave the Tigers a total offense f 149 yards. 62 rushing and 87 passing. The Yellow J:acke had a total of 224 net yards gained, 130 on the ground .and 94 ,by air. Play Pine Hills Friday The Tigers will travel to Glos- ter on Friday night of this week in their first road game and their first conference outing to meet the Pine Hills Wildcats. Kickoff time is set for 7:30 p.m. Leading the cheers for the Tigers will be Betsy Field, cap- tam, Emily Rollins, co-captain, and Jan Brian, Elizabeth Perkins, Eilene Phipps, Sue Ellen Rollins, and Ellen Caulfield, cheerleaders. delayed. The state-wide archery seasons: of October 6 through November 1 and November 3 through November 16 were also approved for the 14 counties, with the exception of Delta Na- tional Forest. Areas .which have been des- ignated for regular seasons in- clude that part of Wilk-uson County west of Highway 61. register students and conduct in for his third td. Jonson an organizational meeting at passed to Tom Willis for 2 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Septem- points  20-6. ber 27, for the 1973 fall adult I After Tim Gonda kicked off classes. into the end zone, the Raiders Courses for the 1973 fall sos- gambled on a fourth and inches si.tuation and quarterback Bo Bowman picked mp the needed inches, plus 60 more yards to the WCCA 9-yard line before being overhauled by Austin Cavin. A pass Interference call on fourth down gave the Raiders a first at the 5, and from there Bowman swept end to score a td, and he also ran the 2- .pointer to make it 20-14. Early in the final period, Day siGn will be offered in: Auto- Mechanics, Basic Electricity, Basic Typing, Drafting and Art, General hachine Shop, and Woodworking. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, be- ginning October 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The tuition fee for each course Is $10.00, except the Gen- eral Machine Shop which is $15.00. Also, beginning with this 1973-74 school session the rain- broke through the center of the imu'm age for attending adult line on a quick opener play and clases is 17 years old. went 70 yards ,to score on his fourth touchdown. A .pass for point failed to conver.t and the score was 26-14. After Gonda again kicked off into. the end zone, Jeff Brown picked off a Bowman pass and returned ,it 25 yards to score and Gonda passed to Barry Daniels to boost the total to 34-14. Once again Gonda kicked into the end zone and the Raiders failed to make a first down. The Ramblers took over at the 30 and moved goalward with Curry going the final 3 yards to pay dirt to boost the tally to 40-14. Coach Alonzo emptied his bench in the closing minutes of For further information, con- tact the Wilkinson County Vo- cational Technical C e n t e'r, Woodville, telephone 888-4394. The Corner ... I wish to thank the citizens for their desire to improve the appearance of the town. Certain townspeople have notified me of their intentions of clen-up areas that will help improve present condition. Cleanliness ls next to Godliness. The city dump's condition has improved, but definitely needs more cooperation from the people in town and the sur- rounding area. Please do not Seasons for rabbit, squirrel the game and the Raiders added dump along the road, as it car- and quail in flooded areas will their ,third touchdown when tics a $50 fine. Four persons be the same as those set for Crotwell broke 'away on a 72- respective counties and zones. Sportsmen may go after rabbit dur, ing open sea, on on any game hunted with guns and can hunt quail during the state- wide season from November 22 through February 19. Squirrel season in Claiborne, Jefferson, Warren and Wilkinson Counties will run from October 13 through January 10. The re- mainder Of the flood-affected areas fall in Zone 1, with the season e)ctcndlng from Septem- ber 29 through December 27. Antlerless Seasons Set yard scoring gallop to make the final count 40-20. Play In Natchez Friday On Friday night of this week the Ramblers travel to Natchez where they will meet the Trinity Day School Saints. Kickoff tlme is 7:30 p.m. SWM Statistics WCCA CA Net Yards Gained 223 264 First Downs / 9 Passing 4-2-I 6-0-0 Fumbles Lost 2 0 Penaltics 20 55 Punting 1-27 4-24 Following detailed investiga- tions by game biologists, the I on either-sex deer ,are sched- Mississippi Game and Fish Corn- I uled f,r ,bow hunters and, on mission also .announced the set- I a more limited ,basis, muzzle- tlng of antlerless deer hunting}loader and gun hunters. Ar hers et ,the fust crack at seasons, c g "" Planned for areas of the state}deer bhis year. Two seasons, where deer numbers exceed I running October 6 through No- availae h, abit$.t, ope eaon (ntinue on Page 5) we know were guilty of this act last week. The town has a litter ordi- i', ' nonce. No trash of any kind is to be thrown or dropped on the streets or sidewalks. Please observe this ordinance as I would detest to have it on-..! forced, "but if necessary, it will '' be done. We would like to repeat a notice appearing in last week's paper and thereby correct an error irt one of the telephone numbers: If you should have a fire and cannot reach the fire department on the department phone at 888-4251. call either the Woodville Police DeparLment at 888-4411, or the Wilkinsort County Sheriff's office at 888- 3511. Elther one of these agen- cies can assist in obtaining aid, George Gonda, Mayo Town ol Woodvill