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Established In 1824 Number 18. Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, October 5, 1973 Localisms by Lewis. Each day the tots/ cost of government increases, and it takes .another bite out of the take-home pay and the personal independence of the American leople. When the actions and grOWth of government no longer benefit the people and instead begin to disrupt and dislocate the affairs of the nation and the lives of the Centreville Loses To Amite School; Visit Parklane On Friday (by Milton Murphy) The Centreville Academy Ti- gers suffered a 28-0 shutout at the hands of the powerful Ramblers Win Again; To Play Adams Christian The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ramblers reached the mid-point in their 1973 foot- ball season without a defeat last Amite School Rebels f, rom Lib- F, riday night--but just barely erty on Friday night of last when they broke a tie score to week .on Tiger Field. The loss win over Franklin County Chris- dropped the Tigers to a 2-3 tian Academy in the final 20 season record, seconds of play 12-6. Liberty took command early in the game when they drove down the field to score with a 30-yard run by Jed Wall setting up the touchdown by Rebel quarterback Alton Nettles. Steve Prestridge kicked the point af- ter for a 7-0 score, Highly favored in the battle with the Franklin Cougars. the Ramblers started off according to the scrip with an early touchdown on their second pos- session but the going gotrough from there on out.. All of the remainder of the scoring came in the final minute of play. people, it is The Rebels added two more time to change directions, touchdowns in the second quar- WCCA took the opening kick- off and marched down-field only '/ There seems little question ter, despite some seven 15-yard to lose a fumble on the Cougar that we have c,ome to a turning penalties assessed against them oint in history. Up o now we during the first half of play. 15. When Franklin punted out, ave been a nation of surpluses. Following a long drive Wall Jeff Brown feturned to the 25. We have had the most produc- dived in from 4 yards out and and Mark Curry carried to the tire, vital economy in the his- the PAT was no good to make 3. Two plays later Shannon Day Ory of nations. Our strength the count 13-0. rammed it in from 1 yard out, Was so great that we could af- ford ,waste and errors and in- Late in the second quarter, and the score stood at 6-0 when Tim Gonda's kick for point consistencies in government's the Rebels staged another sus- failed. rained drive which was cli- administrati,on of its own of- The remainder of the first Rites Held Here Iairs and in its management maxed with a 5-yard keeper half saw the two teams battle Of matters affecting the basic play by Nettles for a touchdown. Nettles added the 2-point con- on fairly even term:s, with the For ,James Jeter economics controlling the pro- duction of such essential things version to make the score 21-0 Cougars mounting a drive in the at halftime: closing seconds which carried to Funeral services were held a food and energy supplies. We the Rambler 10 before a pass here on Monday, October 1, at cOUld almost afford excessive The Rebels added their final into the end zone fell incom- 11 a.m. for James Wflman Jet,r, eX23ansion in public welfare pro- score in the third quarter after rams in an effort to deliver, recovering a fumble at the Tiger plete as the horn sounded. 56-year-old Baton Rouge resi- at taxpayer expense, the good 20-yard line. The kick for point The third quarter say both I dent, who died of a heart attack !Ire to all our people. We could was good, ending the scoring at teams threaten, but no points l at Our Lady of the Lake Hos- le,rate massive federal deficits 28-0. were added to the scoreboard.[pital in Baton Rouge on Saint- The Ramblers took over on the ] day afternoon. He was a former ' that would have sunk most Late in the game Edsel Brown Franklin 40 when Ronnie Arnold I local resident. COUntries and have brought a intercepted for the Tigers to pounced on a Cougar fumble,] The Roy. J. A. Klein officiated gradually accelerating rate of end a Rebel scoring threat, and but after moving to the Frank- I at the services held at St. Paul's inflation to our own. But now Centreville mounted their ,only lin 20 the Ramblers also coughed Episcopal Church, .and inter- eople of many nations have long drive of the night. The Ti- up the ball on a fumble. Cougar ment was in Evergreen Ceme- bec,0me more affluent and are ger's moved to the Rebel 20, but halfback David Smith broke tery with Berryhill Funeral hrapeting for natural resources, from there a pass into the end loose .on a 38-yard gallop to the Home in charge. Pallbearers e U S must bid for these - zone was intercepted by Nettles Rambler 33, and from there were Butler Barksdale, William When there ,are so many to end the threat. Franklin drove to a ft,rst down G. Brundage, Francis J. Fitch, lressing matters, it makes little] The Rebels had 305 yards on the WCCA 6. The Ramblers Jewell Sesser, Harry L. Scott, re for the machinery of the [ rushing and 56 passing for a igt tough at that point, and the Nolan Scott, Leroy Scott, and Zccleral government to be stalled net of 361; while the Tigers had i,ball went over on downs at the Glen Scott. ' in investigation of]45 yards rushing and 104 by air lsam e point. Jeter was born in Marvel, ] The fourth quarter opened Arkansas, on July 30, 1917, the I with a punting duel between TO MARK 175TH ANNIVERSARY One hundred seventy - five years ago on October 13, 1798, the Woodville Baptist Church was constituted. In commemo- ration of such a momentous occasion, the present congrega- tion of this historic church has designated Octobe,r 14, 1973, as a day of celebration. The pastor, Roy. O. B. Bev- erly, and members of the Wood- ville Baptist Church cordially invite former members and in- terested friends of all denomi- nations to attend any ar all of this happy celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the morning, an unique tableau entitled "Forward Through the Ages" will be presented by members Court Convenes At Courthou,se; 15 Are Indicted; Second GRAND JURY REPORT To the Honorable Lenox L. Forman, Presiding Judge Week Of Term Set The "much traveled" October term of circuit court for Wil- kinson County, which actually never left home. convened here We, the Gfand Jurors in and Monday in the court, room of for Wlkinson Oourty, Missis- the county courthouse -- right sippl, taken from the body of good and lawful citizens of said County, selected, impaneled, sworn and charged by your Honor to inquire in and for Wilkinson County, do hereby respectfully submit thi our re- port, to-wit: We have been in session one { 1 } day, during which time we h:ave investigated sixteen (16) cases, examined twenty-five (25) itnesses. returned fifteen (15) true bills and continued one (1) case. Our inspection of the County Court House and Jail reveals l extensive renovation and fe- pairs are in progress and we I wish to commend our Board of Supervisors for undertaking this ]long needed improvement. We also wish to commend our County officials for the micro- filming of the invaluable rec- ords of Wilkinson County, which are now in the safekeeping of the State Archives. We have inspected the offices of our County .officials and find that all books .are being neatly back where it started prior to three proposed changes in loca- tion. Due to the current remodeling and renovation of the old court ,room. the county board of su- pervisors some weeks ago had set the site for the October court term at the old Woodville Attendance Center auditorium. Two weeks ago, the superwsors voted to move the site of the court term to tle Woodville Neighborhood Facility. which this newspaper announced last week. Last, Thursday, Septem- ber 27, the supervisors met again and changed the location of the court term for the third time-- this time back to the riginal site: the old court room. Fever- ish activity on the part of both the contractor on the court- house renovation job and county personnel last Thursday and Friday resulted as they cleaned up the bare old room, boarded up several openings, erected several temporary railings, and installed folding chairs to make the facility ready for occupancy. The grand jury was convened kept and that all moneys are accounted for insofar as we have on Monday morning and corn- been able to ascertain, pleted its work the same day, Our inspection of the Field Memorial Hospital in Centre- rifle reveals the same to be providing adequate medical fa- cilities for our community. Our inspection of the County roads and bridges reveals the following: In general the speed limits on County roads should of the .congregation. Prominent be set according to the condi- speakers far the morning and ttion of 'the roads. fternoon sessions will be Dr. I District One: The Whitaker David Grant, President of the Road is being damaged by heavy returning 15 true bills. A prec- edent setting feature of the grand jury term for this session of court was the fact that for the first time in local history a woman served as foreman of that body when Mrs. Nancy G. Rosenblatt was named to that position by Judge Lenox L. Forman. The petit jurors who reported for duty on Monday were dis- missed by Judge Forman until Thursday of this week. A ]u,vy by those in govern- I fr a total of 149. Liberty punted who thought the end jus= I three times for a 31-yard av- the means used to reelect erage, and the Tigers four times (Continued on Page 5) for a 41-yard average. Movie Company To Visit Woodville The Republican ,was advised the iVississippi AI Board On Wednesday morning of this eek that a motion picture plans to visit Wood- next week for the purpose Of shooting footage ior a TV Ovie. The two-hour produc- tl0, entitled "The Autobiog- apy of Miss Jane Pittman," is be aired over CBS in Janu- ary, officials stated. ._ The movie is being made by TOmorrow Entertainment, Inc., *t Which Tom Moore. a Laurel is president. It will fea- Cicely Tyson as star and be made in a Southern set- over a 100-year period, om 1862 to 1962. 0fflcials stated that footage hot in Woodvflle will be pri- arily court square. around the "ne 50 local persons, will be eraPloyed as extras, at a fee of 0 Per day, the announcement ated. Needed are 25 whites .and 5,blacks of all ages. Also needed are 10 cars or pickups of 1950 or early 1960 vintage. Play Next In McComb The Centreville Tigers ill travel to McComb on Friday night of this week where they will meet the Parklane Academy eleven, with kickoff time set for 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Dolly Sanders the two tems and after four kicks theRamblers had posses- son near mid-field. At that point the Cougars' quarterback Bubba Ogle'sby picked off a Rambler pass and scampered to the WCCA 34. From there the Cougars staged a scoring drive with the biggest gainer being a jump pass from Oglesby to Matt Buckles. Halfback Bill Smith climaxed the drive with .a 2-yard scouring plunge with Buried Here unaay only 54 seconds remaining on Mrs. Eula (DOlly) Gofer the clock to knot the count. S - s -2 ear old Baker La Rambler John King ,broke anaer , a y , , ident died at Baton Rou-e Ithugh to block the kick for res , ; g I -, . .. ..' ........ point after and the score stood Jeneral hospital a l:au a.m. ^,  a ' . - . on Fliday, September 28 !aThe Cougars k]cked off and Funeral services were held from the Wcodvllle United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock with the Rev. J. H. Cameron and the Roy. Bill McCutcheon officiat- ing. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery with Berryhill Fune- ral Home in charge. Pallbearers ,were Glynn Coates, Thurman Brown, Horace Sanders, William Lee Gofer, Louis Brown and Leo Chambers. Mrs. Sanders was born in Wilkinson County on September 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Hen,ry P. Gofer and Mrs. Eula Valentine Enis Gofer. She Jeff Brown returned to the Rambler 30, but WCCA drew a penalty back to their own 15. I Jensen ran right end for 10 l ymrds to the 25, and then came I the big play of the night. Jensen j hit Day with a beautifully exe- cuted screen pass at about the Rambler 40, and Shannon took off from that point behind some fine blocking, out-dlstanced the last two defenders, and went all the way on a 75-yard scoring play to make the tally 12-6 with only 19 seconds remaining on the clock. A pass for 2 points was dropped, and time ran out Tentative date for their visit was married to Dennis' B.  Woodville ,has been set for Sanders in Woodville on De- ,ednesday, October 10, but comber 7, 1948, and he preceded they may come a day earlier her in death by some seventeen r a day later," the announce- months. She was a member of aent stated. I St. Paul's Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. Chambers Case Remanded To Wilkinson County b The Leon Chambers case has en remanded to Wllkison ,0mlnty circuit court, ,according' '- advlees  received by Circuit '?erk Samuel E. Smith last Week. Survlwors include two sons, Dennis B. Sandrs, Jr., Baton Rouge, and David L. Sanders, Baker; one daughter, Dorothy Diane Sanders. Baker; three sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Davis, Woodville, Mrs. Hazel Vines, Orosby, and Mrs. Birdie Pour- eiau. Baton Rouge; two brothers, James T. Geter. Baton Rouge, and Henry L. Gofer, Walker, La.: and one grandchild: The clerk had been advised the motion of the appellant tO hat the cse would go back to remand the case to the Circuit '.a life County, but the following Court of Wilkinson County, ter from Julia H. Kendrick, Miss., and it ppearing to this k of the state supreme court, Court that the Supreme Court t ted September 26, revealed of the United States on Febru- :,e error In an earlier an- cry 21, 1973 reversed the order "Uneement We quote' of June 28, 1971 and remanded Con Clambers No. 46,379 vs. the case for further proceed- tate of Miss This cause this ings, this Court, now, does here- lY came on' to be heard on reman the by reverse ,and ease .after Gonda's on-side kick was downed at mid-field. Play Adams Christian There Friday The Ramblers will travel to Natchez next Friday night to .meet the tough Adams County Christian Academy eleven there. The following two Fridays they will also ,be on the road, meet- ing Brookhaven Academy and Chambe,rlain Hunt. before re- turning to Rambler Field for their final two outings, against Amite School of Liberty and Centreville Academy. Statistics WCCA FCCA Net Yards Gained 169 198 First Downs 7 10 Passing 9-3-0 10-2-1 Penalties 35 30 Fumbles Lost Punting to the Circuit Court of Wilkin- son County, Mississippi, for further consistent proceedings. It is further ordered and ad- Judged that the County of Wil- kinson do pay the costs of thiS p,pea.1 to be taxed," son of the late Wllman W. Jeter and Mrs. Edna Frances Jeter. He was married to the former Miss Ella Mac Scott and they made their home at Doloroso for some years before moving to Baton Rouge. He was em- ployed there as a Revenue In- spector for East Baton Rouge Parish Treasurer's Office. He was a member of Trinity Episco- pal Church in Baton Rouge and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his .wife, Mrs. Ella Mae Scott Jeter, Baton Rouge; one son, James Powell I Mississippi Baptist Convention, l log trucks and gravel trucks trial was set for that day by and the Honorable William I which are creating large /pot the court John Robertson, who Winter, Lieutenant Governor of holes and repair jobs are not was indicted Monday on a the State of Mississippi. Special holding up. Weeds and bushes charge of burglary and larceny music will be presented by Mr. on the shoulders of this road in connection with an alleged Ted Bewrly, Mr. and Mrs. Kent are in need of cutting, and some theft of merchandise from T, rep- Depee and the Woodvflle Bap- warning signs on the road need pendahl's Hardware here, was fist Church Youth Singers. replacing and repair. Old Sixty- At noon a buffet lunch will One (South Sligo Street) has be served on the grounds. At been in deplorable condition. It the conclusion of the afternoon session, a reception will be held for a time of refreshment and visitation. ter, Mrs. William G. Brundage, Hattiesburg; his mother, Mrs. Edna Frances Jeter. Vicksburg; Jeter, Baton Rouge; one daugh- and two grandchildren. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: Zeke Grubb's preacher drop- ped by the country store Satur- day night to pick up some plpe tobacco. He said he'd been try- ing to quit the plpe, but he found it was like a youngun's draft, so he got to worrying about what the church could do in case of attack. The preacher said he sudden relized that the church was sleeping a heap of folks ever Sunday morning now, so he didn't see no reason a few pacifier. When he started wor-I rere couldn't find room. Actual. the preacher said. rying, he started pulling on that] old pipe, ,and it looked like he l there is a difference in worry- was doing more worrying than ling about somepun and worry- usual, ling with somepun. He said for years he's been wor.rying with ] The fellers was teasing the folks that won't come to church. preacher about gifting educated. I He said he saw where jest about Zeke said he nilus had heard love r one of the professional has had some repairs but it needs to be overlaid and wid- ened. District Two: The Old Percy Creek Road is caving off be- cause of heavy rains and needs immediate attention. B.ridges on Mile Hill Road are dangerous because of no guard rails. Gravel is needed on the section of Mill- brook Road near Locust Hill. Distrlc Three: All roads are in satisfactory condition. District Four: Stop signs are arraigned Tuesday and plod not guilty to the charge. Trial was set for Thursday nmrning of this week. In other action the court set three crimlnaI cases for hearing next week. Set for call on Monday are the State vs. Mary Ethel Hill, who is charged with murder; and the State vs. Marvin Davis, who is charged with burglary. The trial of Elmer Braswell on a charge of nmrder has been set for Wednesday morning of next week. according to Judge Forman. Motims in the case needed at the Doloroso inter- were heard on Tuesday of this section with Highway Sixty-One, week, and mos of the court's and some type of warning for_ Wednesday morning session was south bound traffic vehicles on devoted to further motions in Sixty-One approaching this in- tersection. District Five: Silver Creek Road is in need of maintenance and general repair work. A speed limit should be set on this road when hard surfacing is completed. The gravel road near the Buffalo Water Association Tank should be graded more often. In conclusion, this Grand Jury wishes to commend our Sheriff the matter. A request for change of venue in the case was entered Wednesday, and after a number of witnesses were called to ex- press tleir opinions as ,to whether .or not the defendant could receive a fair and impar- tial trial in this county, Judge Forman refused tlae requested change of venue and set the trial for Wednesday of net week. B,raswell was indicted at the October 1971 term of circuit that the more ignorant a feller football games was sold out and other law enforcement of- court in connection with the is the less he worries. The solid for opening day last ficials wlthln the County for the death in Crosby on May 28. 1971, .preacher got him right back. He month, and most of em is sold efficient and con'scientious man- of Frank Ragulen of Centreville. said Zeke ought to ,rest easy, out ever game. Then he started nor in which they have carried All civil cases which had been cause he heard when Zeke got wonrying that maybe the churCh our their duties and responsi- set for trial this week were promoted from the second grade ought to charge $6 a seat so bilities, settled prior to trial time, court to the third grade he was so folks would think they was git- And now, having finished our officials stated. excited he couldn't shave that lting what they was paying for. I labors, we respectfully request Action on the civil docket up morning. Zeke said that was a [And if you sold season tickets, that we be dismissed until fur- to Tuesday afternoon included unfounded fact, cause he didn'tlthe preacher allowed, you prob- thor arders of this Court. the following: Respectfully submitted, Deposit Gu.ar. Nat'l Bank vs, spend but two terms in the see- I able could rigger on a full house end grade--Taft's and Wllson's.I more often than Easter and Serious. the preacher said, a i Ch,ristmas. feller needs a few worries tel Mister Editor, the fellers keep him organized. He said!couldn't tell if eke's preacher some folks have pets that come I was serious about his worries, with their built-in wonries, and but they was full agreed that others have their pet worrles, lamongst cmmtry folks there's The preacher said worrying ! more discussion about their about things that need worry- chu,rches than any other sub- ing about is a sign of good 2 1 mental health. And he said fig- 6-36 6-33 gering out what needs worrying about was one of his pet wornes. Fer instant, he said, a feller come by the church one morning last week .and ask how many folks would the church sleep in case of a emergency. The preacher said he thought Civil Defense went out with the jeer. If the folks at church don't worry one another enuff, they allus can worry about the backsliders that took off to the football g .me. Wed., Sept. 26 Thu.. Sept. 27 Fri., Sept. 28 Sat., Sept. 29 Sun., Sept. 30 Personal, I think worrying is Men., Oct. 1 like a blotter. You can soak up Tue., Oct. 2 Nancy G. Rosenblatt Foreman Richard Flaccomio, Clerk The 00eek,sWeather 0 86 70 0 90 72 .89 86 70 .22 76 68 1.00 87 73 0 88 71 0 87 70 a problem, but you get it back= Daily Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. wards. Temperatures 5 p.m. Yours truly, (Statistics furlshed courtesy of Uncle Pete he Ml. oreY CommLson.l Willie James Anderson. Garnish- ment. Continued. Deposit Guar. Nat'i Bank vs. W. ' B. Morris. Garnishment. Continued. Deposit Guar. Nat'l Bank vs. Robert Howard. Garnishment, Default judgment. Jones Wholesale Meat vs, Benjamin Dunbar. Open ac- count. Settled. Carlton Mama vs. Benjamin L. Greece. Damages. Settled. Feliciana Bank & Trust vs. Jessie Coles. Note. Default judg- ment. Deposit GUlf. Nat'l Bank vs. Sammie Lee Cotton. Garnish- . mont. Continued. tContinued on Page 2)