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September 28, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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September 28, 1973

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Page 4 by Paul Pittman Fmeralng from the shadow of tmrterrmmd Dnlitlcal attacks n,d crtflrtvrn am,d at the dt- r-trr of th, lvIisstssinDt Re- -reh nd Develnnment Center, both thr tnnnvnt,tve concept as mll n the olid achievements of lhi stnl, ,qvnev have an- pnrmtlv i.Hfod itrq existerice. Tt i a fet tbnt Dr, :enneth 'Xrnr,, mv nt h the most r, nlH-lrltv forth1] hllmnn belrlE tlnt, has ever COWle down the plke, Arid. more fh,n that,, he cme rio the V nd D Center in 19a5 nt n t3mo wbon there were dark r,mo- in stgf coJieffe ctre,]. who were rapidly being dis- placed in the state's agricultural economy by mechanization. As it stand:% however, in spite of differences with Poe. John Bell Williams ,and Gee. Bill Waller. Dr. Wagner and his staff have managed to forge ahead. During the center's first four years of operation, for instance, they completed about 4,000 dif- ferent studies, ranging from miniscule research for small towns and businesses to the study and presentation which gave Mississippi the sometimes controversial but admittedly in- tnt th- -ew stn.t, np'rmcv ml,ht novatlve Litton "shipyard of the nrov t,o be nn umbrella to create n nnr, v in Jackson, bedio" off m,,ch needed an- nrnrrlnf,nns from established Institutions, ut. form ov. Paul ffnhn- .on wl, r,. alm, wlt11 Jackson p,fnv Torn I-ledermat'l, mster- mlnded th Center concent, dn,es t.big eharo:e, tn'sistin in- sfed t)at th- Center mht be a vhiele to beln vie the eco- p,rntc lewl of Missi,,siOOi cttt- an cnrnn]emetnE th estah- future." Indeed, coupled with what is apparently a natural transition from its pastoral past to a de- vcloing climate for light in- dustry, Mississippi has just passed the $3.000 per capita in- come level. The figure is still fiftieth in the nation, but it is ahead ,of the center's projec- tion, even though a long way from the projected $20200 per capita which is projected for the nation, and the goal Wagner 1hed work of th state's eel- and his team are 'shooting for leEo and untversities. At tle time. even thi lde x, not unlversMlv embr,aced. lnted, some leisiors in- s'fod on fl]e floor of the Hollse nve] ,onnfo e'-nmhra at the trne fbnf Misi'inni's bgekward nor c,nlta income level was triered by unproductive blacks , by 1992. Still. the blend of politics and personalities creates a problem for the R and D Center. Follow- ing 9 fairly abrasive hassle be- 'tween Gee. Waller and Dr. Wanner. the director was given a new four-year contract in 1972. He tells friends that some of -WANTED- Handle Quality ASH, Cherry Bark OAK, and Tight or Lace Bark HICKORY. Highest Prices Pald Contact O. AMES COMPANY Phone 888-6431 Woodville, Miss. The Woodville Republlcan, Woodvllle, Mississippi NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS It is our sad duty this week to advise all subscribers to this newspaper that we are being forced by ever-rising costs to increase our sub- scription rates. It has been slightly over ten years since we have made any changes in our subscrip- tion charges, a decade which has seen all of our costs in- cluding labor, materials and postage spiral by margins of from two to nearly ten-fold. We have procrastinated for too long already in making this change, simply because we had hoped that there might be some change in the inflation picture. Newsprint shortages and price rises, mailing rate increases which hit us again last week, and the continued cost of living upward spiral have made a change mandatory It is thus with both re- luctance and regret that we announce the following rates which will be charged on all subscriptions expiring on and after October 1, 1973: 11 subscriptions in Wilkin- son County: $5.00 per year, $3.00 for six months. All subscriptions mailed outside Wilkinson County: $6.00 per year, $3.50 for six months. his difficulties stem from a desire on Gee. Waller's part to control the center .... it is a syndrome which is widely echoed in the state capital. In contrast, he clashed with fexmer Gee. John Bell Williams. It was. intimates say, more a matter of personalities than differences in opinion. MeanWhile, work at the cen- ter continues. About 400 projects are now in the works, and in spite of the fact that about $50,000 in federal grants has been lost because the cente,r couldn't get adequate funds to hire the personnel to do the Job, the Center and its director are enjoying a renewed popu- larity with varmus agencies of state government. What it bolls down to is that a lot of water has gone under the bridge since 1965. And Poe. Waller and his views notwith- standing, more and more public men are coming to grasp the R and D Center concept .... it is a field which had been politi- cized to the point of being ridic- ulous in previous state adminis- ta%ions. first and fur most PEPPERS ARE HOT MONEY CROP Norman Dunn of Norwood. La., is shown above unloading sacks of red peppers at the Centre- ville Pepper Shed on Friday afternoon of last week. The pepper harvest is now at its peak. according to County Agent John Dale, who gathered figuTes for this newspaper on he present area production. The pepper buying shed shown is located on the railroad tracks in Centreville a short distance south of Main Street. It has been operated since last year by Louis Gaulden, member of the board of supervisors from the first district. The business was formerly operated by the late C. J. Richardson of Centreville. In the pasv two weeks, from September 10 through 22, a total of 189,800 pounds of peppers was bought at the shed, Dale said. The total price paid came to trucked to New Iberia and St. Martinville. La.. Dale said. Gaulden has also ecently opened a pepper buying shed at Lorman where he will buy pro- duce from Jefferson and Clai- borne Counties. Red peppers are an excellent money crop for frm families, County Agent Dale pointed out. but are not suited for large scale operations because they must be picked by hand. They have almost no bug problems, he added. Any place in this county is suited for the growing of red peppers except for the very marshy areas, since peppers re- quire only that ,soil be well drained. Harvest time is fol lte August until frost Counw Agent Dale said a whopping $27,239.26, a tidy Perrytown News sum realized by area farmers Mr. and Mrs. Billy Sturdivant and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thomp- son of Natchez visited their mother. Mrs. Nina Sturdivant, Satuxday. Mr, and Mrs. Bill Moore and Cathy and Dan of Atlanta, Ga., spent several days last week wtth their parents, Mr. and from this part-time crop. The nearly 200,000 pounds of peppers bought by the Centre- vtlle shed during this two-week period were produced by some ].50 far,reefs in Wilkinson and Amite Counties and East Fell- clans Paish, purchasing records reveal. Prices being paid for the v,a- Mrs. E. F, Cavin. rious types of peppers were as Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hazlip follows: long red peppers, 19c made a business trip to Natchez lb. (contracted at 16e}; green Friday. En route home they vis- sport 12c; ced sport 14c; and ited their son and daughter-in- green Jalapeno 8c. law, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Hazlip, and family in the Kingston community, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Havard of Baton Rouge visited their mother. Mrs, Emma Perry, Wed- nesday. Mrs. Ralph Sibley and son, Jeff, of B)ton Rouge spent the \\; 1 The shed is also currently buying fall cucumbers a prices of $6 for No. 2 and $4 for No. 3, Dale said. Fail production of commercial cucumbers is un- usual he added, but was brought about by an unusually sholt spring crop this year. Peppers bough by the Cen- weekend with her parents, Mr. treville Pepper Shed are being and Mrs. Willie Hazlip. Mr. and Mrs. Pharoah Perry and daughters. Phitlis and Lan- nie, attended the birthday din- ner honoring their father, Mr. ! Walter Cavin, in the Mars Hill community Sunday. Mr. Ronnie Kilgarlin of LSU , was an overmght guest of his grandmother. Mrs Hazel Haz- the Elegance of Fake Fur Coats for F:ail '73. A very hand,some coal: of 100% li Po!yurethene Lear her Look with  Silver Fox Collar, cuffs andborder [] trim,, Coat measures 3%inches in By length. Colors: Black, Browrt.'or I hte. Sizes 8 to lb. Friday, Sevtember 28, 1973 lip, Tuesday. land visiting them were Mx. and We extend sympathy to the [Mrs. Steve Hayes and daughter, Davis Longmlre family in the[ loss of his moher, who passed away Friday and was buried Sunday. Del Anders returned home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Anders after spending the weekend with his grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Anders. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Crumholt and son. Tally Boy, of Baton Rouge were here last weekend Kristi and Mrs. Frances Sibley and son. Jeff. of Baton Rouge and their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hazlip. Mr. Clacence Hazlip of BatOn Rouge visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Hazlip, for sev- eral days last week. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Huff and Mr. Shad Per,ry and Steve Bass of Natchez visited their mother, Mrs. Emma Perry, Sunday. 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