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Page 4 MISSISSIPPI OUTLOOK by Paul Pittman tax assessors, backed by a cadre of reformed-minded legislators dedicated to the concept of a new wave in Mississippi politics, will press in lg74 for significant reforms in tax assessments over the state. This would have been heresy in ether days. But, butressed by the complaints of the utilities. The heat is on. Mississippi&apos;s that some counties pay a dis- proportionate share of the costs of these agencies because they have gotten their assessmeats in line with current values. Yet. it is not a simple matter. The house legislative study com- mittee, headed by Rap. Charles Denton of G r e e n w o o d. has pointed cut in recent days that the value of land is always a Y , . .................. +.. . ................. . ............ the Wood,,;,e Re oubl00cc... Woo&,ifle. alsslssSDDi To Take Part In Rive Road Craft Fair it % whose assessments are set by question. Take, for instance, law at a rate of 30 percent of land that was previously agri- ,+- their true value, the state faces cultural land that is now, be- i- -- the prospect of sticking with i cause of the shift to urban] Bee Netterville. 72-year-old their present system or being areas, adjacent to a city or Woodville native, will demon_ i placement for Theola Smith. possibly confined witi a federal large town. The sale price may strafe basket weaving at the A motion was offered by John court order, not match what the assesso:r Great River Roads Craft Fair Green to employ the above This has already happened in thought it was worth. Ire be held in Natchez at thelnamed Said motion was sec- City Auditorium on October 12,{nded by W. V. Carter. Those Alabama and Louisiana. ' In the case of Adams county, 13 and 14. wting Aye were: John Green The intent of legislators here a professional assessor found Netterville, who says he began jW' V. Carter and Charles H. is to avoid federal court action some 12,000 acres of land that helping his grandfather make Campbell; those voting Nay - by moving to corrcct the situs- lists.Were not included on the tax baskets when he was a child, !Nne: present but Not Voting - Rep. Denton and his commit-I uses whlte oak strips ,which he Marie Russell Green. Motion prepares himself. The white oak ! carried. tee tend to believe that all of log which he has hand-cut into The Superintendent recom- the 82 county tax assessors need professional help. Possibly out of two-inch blocks as long as poe- I mended employment of the fol- all this, legislation will be forth- sible are in turn split into strips IIwing persons to be paid f,rom coming to require that such used in the weaving. The work Title I funds for Fiscal Year help be added to the assessor's must be done while the wood] 1974: staff, is green, otherwise it becomes I George Wilkinson, Jr. Inola What ls fai.rly certain is that necessary to soap the strips re, Campbell. Chetrie Hughes. Ber- failure on the part of the boards keep them pliable, Nettervlllelnetta Payne, Camille Carter of supervisors and assessors to pointed out. I Bertha J. Ke,rney, Lily C. Lu- bring real property values up The baskets come in all sizes Ishaw' Winnie M. Patterson and shapes and each Is unique. Shirley Jean Wilson, Grover to a consistent level for tax i ln that two are exactly alike. Ellen Rowe. Earnestine Lollis. pu,rposes will lead to a federal no [Those that are made in two colors are this way because the , shades of the wood changes with the season, the weaver said. Some of his baskets will be on sale in Netterville's booth at the Fair. The three-day Great River Roads Fair is being sponsored by the Trinity Day School of Natchez and is being presented in quality crafts and to support the development of crafts in this area. Craftsmen from twelve James D. Washington, Jr.. Con- way Hinyard, Charlie R. Spiller, ella Mae Selvage, Annie L. Gray, John E. Knight, He,rman Anthony, Dorothy Ashley, Co- retta Cox. James Moses, Johnny Lewis, Mary Ellen Dunbar. A motion was offered by W. V. Carter to employ those recom- mended and listed above. Said motion was seconded by John Green. Those voting Aye were - W. V. Ca,rter, John Green and Charles H. Campbell; those vot- ing Nay None; present but tlon before it gets to that point. The outcome remains to be sen. but the strategy behind the legislative move earlier this year. moving the state Senate passed bill to a study commit- tee in the House. was to indi- cate an interest in trying to correc the situation. This. apparently, was success- ful in that it avoided a federal suit. But the inequities are clear, and they are being pointed out with increasing fxequency by various groups around the state, court suit. The pattern, pointed out by this Denton and his committee are column earlier this year. can trying to avoid that by devising not: be denied fair legislation which will re- Take. for instance, the indus- form Mississippi's tax structure, trial development districts about and more important, will have the state. The situation he.re is a chance to be enacted into law. MINUTES OF MEET OF WILKINSON CO. BD. OF EDUCATION State of Mississippi County of Wilkinson The Wilkinson County Board of Education met in regular southern states are expected to siGn were read and examined, be on hand t,o demonst, rate Not Voting Marie' Russell On motlon by John Green, sec- their workmanship on such dr- Green. Motion carried. ended by Marie Russell Green verse items as weaving, pottery, John Green introduced five session .at 3 o'clock p.m., Tues- day, September 4. 1973. in the office of the County Superin- tendent of Edueion with the following members 9resent: John Green, District 1; Marie Russell Green. District 2: Charles H. Campbell, President. District 3; W V. Carter District 4. Absent: R. J. Netterville. In addition to the foregoing members of the Board, Bernard I Waite, Superintendent of Ed- :ucatlon. and Richard T. Watson, Attorney for the Board, were present. The session was called to or- dot" by the President. The min- utes of the August 6, 1973 sos- and unanimously curried the foregoing minutes were ap- proved as read. The monthly travel reports of Bernard Waites, Superintendent of Education, and John Clark, Chief Bus Mechanic, were read. On motion by John Green, sec- onded by W. V. Carter and unanimously carried, the fore- going reports were .approved as read. -WANTED- Handle Quality ASH, Cherry Bark OAK, and Tight or Lace Bark HICKORY. Highest Prices Paid Contact O. AMES COMPANY Woodville, Miss. Phone 888-6431 hand crafted candles, and tDer dipping, hand blown glass, stained glass, jewelry, leather- work, knife making, toy and puppet making, patchwork, stitchery, and many other hand- icrafts of all kinds. In addition to the crafts dis- I play and demonstrations, other entertainment will also be of- fared during the three-day event. One ,outstanding facet will be the folk dances given resolutions and moved that they be adopted, asking that exten- sions of service be granted John Clark, Anthony Flaccomio, Far- row Wells. Eddie Thomas and Luther L. Havard in order for them to work as Chief Bus Me- chanic, Material Supervisor and school bus drivers respectively, for the 1973-74 year: original of said resolutions to be for- warded to the Public Employees' Retirement System and copies placed on file in the Superin- by the Natchez Civic Ballet tendent's office. Said motion group, as well as folk songs sung by Natchez students. In was seconded by Marie Russell addition, there will be a speclal Sunday morning opening of some of the famous Natchez antebellum homes. Residents of this area are cor- dially invited to attend the Great River Roads Craft Fair at the Natchez City Auditorium on Jefferson Street on Octqber 12, 13 and 14. Green and carried by unanl- ITI 0US vote. On motion by W .V. Carter, seconded by John Green and unanimously carried, [he sum of $125.00 pe,r month was aP- proved for James Collins to transport by automobile all children residing on the Rac- coon Road to Ventress Chapel Church to meet a county-owned school bus and the sum of $165.00 per month was approved as payment for,' operation of a boat route on Lake Mary if any children return to that area On motion by John Green. seconded by W. V. Carter and unanimously carried, the Super- The Superintenden.t recom- mended employment of the fol- lowing as school bus drivers for the 1973-74 session: Finch and William Wlnans: Route 1, Odell Wyatt; 2, Frank- lin Nicholas. & Voc.-Tech; 3 Mack Adam Haynes; 4, Jean E. intendent was authorized to ad- Jones; 5. Agnes Floyd; 6 Johnny vertlse for the sale of school Lewls; 7, Murray Franklin. Wilkinson Co. Training School: Route 8, Daisy W. Cage; 9, Rob- ert Claiborne; 10, Eddie Thom- as; 11, David Andrews; 12 Marie Veal; 13, Herman L Anthony; 14, Robert Walter Montgomery; 15, Sophia Lee Brooks; 16, Clara RUss.ell: 17, Major James Rus- sell. St.; 18, Matthew Maiden; 19, Lilllan Brent; 20, Robert Edgar Johnson, & Neighborhood Facility; 21, Harris Watson; Barnes; 22, Luclus Montgomery; 23, John McClaln; 24, Willie Lee Spiller; Jr.: 25, Mable Hlnton Griffin; 28,:Luther Havard; 27, Corn Mae Johnson; 28, Charlie R. Spiller: 29, Farrow Wells. A motion was offered by W. V. Corp., $6.30; Miss. Dept. of Pub- Carter to employ the above,li.e safety Motor Vehicle Inspec- named for 1973-74. Said motion 'tion Bureau, $19.50; Central was duly seconded ,by John Auto PaLrts Co., $9.85. Green. Those voting Aye - W, V. Supportive Services Fund: Carter, John Green and Charles Professional Builder, $12,00; The H. Ca mpbell;,.those voting Nay - Woodville Republican, $36.90; None; present but Not Voting - Rex .Sporting Goods, Inc., $499. Let us help you get ',your new car Marie Russell Green. Motion cmrried. "The SupeMntendent recom- mended employment of the fol- lowing regular teachers for 1973-74: William Winans AC: Queen Carolyn Cobb, Home Ec. & Soi- l ence; Wllbert F. Cobb, Indus- trial Arts :& Math. ] WCTS: Dora Sag0 Magee, Spa- ] I clal Eduction, JePlaement for l/MrJorle Lewis; Floristlne A- thony, llementary. Teacher, ze- buses Nos. 53, 56, 65, 66 & 68. On motion by W. V. Carter, ,seconded by John Green and unanimously carried, the fol- lowing bills on the Claims Dock- et were approved for payment: County Administration Fund: Bernard Waites, $82.30. General School Fund: The Woodvllle Republican, $121.85. TransPortat{on Fund: Miss. Power & Light C9., $5:20; Ben Franklin Store, $1+.94; Betty W. Dawson. Tax A & C, $41.45; Jordan Auto Co.,' Inc., $55.81; McGehee Motor Parts, $109.88; Seal Tractor Co., $21,60; Plant- ers Hdw., Inc. $6.98', Gulf Oil C o r p., $1,830.02: Chemetron 95; Martin School Equipment Co., Inc., $564.00. Other Current Costs Fund: Miss. Power & Light Co., $379.22; $233.57; $79.30; $100;97; Town of Centreville, $18,15; John L. Ash, $16.55; Woodvllle Utilities, $212. 07; (ln Office Supply Co., Inc., $6.50;.John L. Ash, $9.10; Cavin s Welding Service, $10.20; Seven Day istrlbuting Co., $342.80; Superior Products Co., $544.08; C, M. Treppendhl & Sons, Inc., $3..58; Central chool tppl, Buying a, new ,car cln ,!b easierthan you'd epecv,,if you tat us handle the financing ' i:') YOt.L For All Your Insurance Needs and Auto Financing, See or Cell ..... N PAT CAVI 2 doers east of Pestafflce Sit ER Phone 888.6665 From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " 5 YEARS AGO Mrs. E. L. Smith and Mr. C. Earl Cage pent the first of this week in Turrell, Ark.. visiting Mrs. C. W. Cage. Mr. and Mrs. G. C Golden. Co.. $480.00: Kern Manufactur- ing Corp., $154.80: Alco-Columbia Paper Co.. $58.50: Ken Manufac- turing Corp., $75.00: Plante,rs Hdw., Inc.. $3.22: Sanders Ref. & Elec. Service. $339.76: Dave E. Carter, $30.00. Wil. Co.-wide District Mainte- nance Fund: Mildred Elaine Mc- Ghee, $200.00: South Central Bell, $4.45: Mutual Insurance Agency, $1,140.00; Bi-County In- surance Agency, $1,913.00; Wood- villa Utilities. $21.43; Ginn Of- fice Supply Co. Inc.. $103.40; Otis Wa, rd. $100.00: Mutual Ins. Ag., $6.00; Lewis Ins. Ag., $6.00; The Baker & Taylor Co. $75.00; Dave E. Carter. $60.00: Glenn C. Thomas. $3.80: McGehee Mo- tor Parts, $35.35: Wood's Auto Supply Co.. $2.30: Ginn Office Supply Co., Inc.. $16.90; Wood- ville Furniture & Electric Co.. $9.5O. Wilk. Co. Public Schools-Proj. 790021-ESEA-Title .I Fund: Mar- tin School Equipment Co.. Inc.. Frilav. October 12, 1973 ,r.. drove up to Florence Sunday to spend the day with his parents. Mrs. Clyde H. Wood is expected home the end of this week from Slidell, La.. where silo has been visiting her parents. on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. J os. Redhead and Mrs. Jas. Corr. of Centreville. were visitin friends in Woodvillc on last Sunday afte,rnoon. Mr and Mrs. W P. Jones and Mrs. Lyttleton Lewis were guests Mrs. Pete Dooley returned to of Mr. and Mrs. Thos Morgan her home on Monday of this at Fort Adams on Tuesday. week after a visit to he.v son Mr David C. Bramlette spent and daughter-in-law, Major and several days in Libe,rty tliS Mrs. Clarence Dooley, in Pan- week where he had several cases area City, Fla. I before the Amite County court. Miss Mary Catchings, dough- I Mr. Elliott Chisholm. formerly tar of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Catch- ings, has been elected Secretary of this town and now employed and Treasurer of her Junior in a drug store in Port Gibson, was here for a few hours o Hig.h School Class at All Saints' Thursday. Episcopal College, Vicksburg. Miss Josie Lessley, of Mas- Mr. and Mrs. Bead Tillery, of contah. Ill.. and Miss Carrie Darrington, were visHcxs to Lessley, of Carencro. La.. were .Woodville on Sunday afternoon weekend visitors to Mrs A. L. and remained for the uni,on Inman at the home of Mr. and service that evening. Mrs. T. B. Lee. Pfc. Jimmy Gross. who is sta- tioned at Ba rksdale Field. Shreveport. and his wife spent his three day furlough the lat- tcr part of the week with their parents here. Dr ahd Mrs. B. T. Prather. of St, Petersburg, Fla.. were weekend gucslts of Mr. and Mrs. August Mrtens. They stopped over here while en route fxom a vacation stay in Tennessee to New Orleans. 'where they will visit Dr. George Prather. 50 YEARS AGO Mrs. L. D. James and Miss Lucile James. of Newtonia. were visitors to Woodville Thursday. Mrs. J. E. Carter. of Cold Springs, was a business visito.r $677.28: Miss. School Supply Co.. to Woodville on Wednesd,ay af- $600.60. ternoon. Wilk. Co. Public Schools-Proj. Mrs. S. A. Sanders returned 790031-ESEA-Title I Fund: Marry home Sunday from a pleasant F. Carter. $8.00: 'Ginn Office two weeks' visit to relatives and Supply Co.. Inc.. $127.90; Inter- friends in Natchez. national Bus. Maclts. Corp., $5. Mr. E. B. Robinson. of Con- 75 YEARS AGO Sheriff Sessions is busy mak" ing out tax receipts. The Republican had a pleaS" ant call from Mess:rs. B. R. In- man and C. B. Row yesterdaY. Several of our merchants have begun to haul their cotton bY wagons to Bayou Sara. The Railroad Company has not as yet made any change in tle rates. Capt. D. C. Bramlette and his a ccomplis,hed daughter. Miss Olive left yesterday morning for Washington. D C., where Miss Olive will take a co ue in music. Messrs. John Lowry and Oscar Whetstone of the 1st Miss.. re- turned home last Friday on a furlough. We welcome the sol" dier boys back and a,re glad to see them locking so well. Our town s now well guarded every road being patrolled bY a volunteer guard. Several lit'" tempts to pass in have been 02; Jasper Ewing and Sons. Inc.. treville was a business visiter rendered futile by the watchful" +*',e".a=' Miss Power & Light Co.. to Woodville for a few hours on ness or t.he gua:rds. $57.74: Mary F. Carter. $66.65; Jasper Ewing and Sons, Inc., $77.74: Ginn Office Supply Co., Inc., $27.00: Woodville Utilities. $3.44. General School Fund: Bernard Waites, $8.75. A motion was offered by John Green that he Board and its Attorney take the pr, cper steps to offer for bid the sale of the Woodville Attendance Center. Said motion was duly seconded by W. V. Carte,r. Those voting Aye on the motion were - John Green, W. V. Carter, Marie Rus- sell Green and Charles H. Campbell; those voting Nay None; present but Not Voting - None. On motion by W V. Carter, seconded by Marie Russell Green and unanimously carried the session adjourned. Charles H. Campbell President Attest: Bernard Waltes Executive Secretary TRAMISOE / I ,.' Vi.m 1 ,01 t' I,, h (;',,,) h a{P %.. INJECTABLE SOLUTION The most effeClive wet iriler you can use can r mw be irllecled, and il's as esy to ue ;:is. 1 <?. 3 1, Ooze: 2 co. ,per cwt, 2. 'Pull the trigger ,3. The job is dono WOO DVILLE FEED COMPANY Phone 888-5461 I I ._J Whelt someone you love is far :It out and touch t!00em withyour volceo Dial them long distance. And when you do, dial an economy call. the One Plus way. There's no cheaper way to call them long distalee ..... ) "