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October 12, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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October 12, 1973

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Friday, October 1-2, 1973 (Continued from, oae 21 nares that wlll adjust the cost of a project. It is another field to put labor, material, and ma- chinery in motion. Most farmers have more pcac- tical experience in this area than an engineer. A one tractor farmer can tell YOu the further away his fields are from his tractor shed the more it costs him, in man ma- chinery hours lost plus other extra expenses. We have fifty states and .all of them have state highways. They recommend 90 to 125 'miles as an efficient maintenance district, with a headquarters in the center of the District. This is no more than ,our beat sys- tem. How could they be wrong? How much money will it cost our county to relieve the super- visor as manager of the road? Engineer and his staff. Superintendent of road. Purchasing agent. Clerical help. 6 Foremen. Coahoma County has one man for every 7!/2 miles; we have one for every 16 miles, This means we will have to employ 32 more employees. I South avert and told them if I| were a .supervisor in DeSoto '1 County I would vote for the[ unit system, because neithe,r I system can meet their needs[ and demands. [ The people of DeSoto County voted 3 to 2 in favor of the unit system. I am told the vote was 3 to 2 to .call the election in the first place. This is one of the reasons that the unit sys- tem has failed in the past With The Woody;lie Republican, Woodvme, M;ss;ss;i J forces by the hour. This is to lead the people to believe that we are supervising the labor force in a haphazard manner. They ought to be ashamed of themselves for printing such matcial to deceive the public. All they have to do is check w i t h the State Retirement Board and find that the turn- over in labor in counties is on a parallel with industry or lower. the supervisors partial to it, the MEC, the Chamber of Com- merce, the Press, the people who I live on the road want dil:ect I control of the office. The su-/ perviscrs have quit graveling [ driveways and other activities i on private property foe many, years. The MEC says in their study of county government they have found that the beat system was inefficient for this.reason. Small and irregular puchas- ing results in high cost. The county as a whole adver- tises for bids for most all of their supplies at the first of the year. The price c bids accepted must be equal or below the State bid price as established by the Budget Commission. Most people are led to believe a supervisor can buy anything I do not make a blanket in- dictment of the MEC, but the members who promote the unit system on untruths to mislead the public should be sought out by the public. They say you need uniform cost accounting and record keeping. Heavenly day, you have a County Auditor, a State Audi- tor. Post Auditors with the Leg- islature Investigating Commit- tee and the Internal Revenue I Service. If they add any more Auditccs they will have to hold my hand and lead me to the bathrc, o m, but this is centralized government. ' The State Aid Division is the Unit System. It costs approxi- mately $80,000 per mile for them to build roads. The counties' cost is $20,000 or less per mile. The standard of the roads we build is lower than the State he wants and pay any price. Aid Roads, but they serve the We would have to build a Any items that tile county needs of our peeople. After I central headquacters. Furnish needs, which are not covered by pay my labor, fuel, and me- and equip it. Buy .cars or pick- the bid at the first of the year, chinery repair bill, I have about ups. Coahoma has 21 pickup cannot be bought if its cost ex- $30,C00 left to pay the expense trucks, we have 6, coeds $250.'00, without advertis- of the maintenance and con- Coahoma has been with this ing in our local paper, struction of paving in my Dis- unit system for 53 years so they The s.econd thing that they trict. 'must know what they are do-|say is that the largest single We have Highway Patrolmen ing .... expense, to counties is road who rob Banks. The people in DeSoto County equipment. We have Bankers who embez- just had what amounted to a This is simply not the truth, zle. straw vote for the County Unit Why would business men pro- We have Purchasing Agents System. This was brought to a mote something and try to de- who steal. vote by a 3 'to 2 vote by the ceive the people like this? The We have Preachers who are board of auporvisors. MEC claims to represent the Idishnest' With all the bad publicity and business of. Mizsissippi, but I But this does not mean you blanket indictment by the press doubt it. I should make a blanket indict.- of all supervisors, I felt it would The MEC and the press would i men t of all of them. go over by a bigger'vote. Along have you believe that counties[ The counties are faced withi With the press, some supervisor.s, generally do not utilize their'many problems besides the! the Chamber of Commerce and labor force on the road effi- reads. We will soon have to! , I the MEC, how could it miss? ciently. If this is true why does have some type of county public The one thing I closely ob- Coahoma County have 60 reg- works for garbage lagoons,] served was the rural vote in ular.employees and hire 15 extra ewer tceatment plants, ambu- eSoto County. They voted in the summer? They do not lance service, county-wide cam- against the county unit system istri p the g,ravel pit, they do not municaion ervice and others and these are the people who'load the gravel from the pit. to meet the needs of our people. are affected most by the road land as I .am sure all of you Our growth will more thn system. - ........... [W'0Uid unde'rs'[andi']'t" does take double in 10 years. that will ]labor for all these things. Tote The big question have the politicians scratching County has 34 total employees their head is just how rural is rl deals with gravel in its en- Mi'sissippi. tirety, ye we have only 52 miles The unit system has been less roads and are gainmg more Promoted by urban people be- roads every year. cause businessmen like you will They further state in a vast not offer for election as super- majority of the districts (sur- Visor as long o's the road system lveyed) the policy is to employ is part of his duties. This is a foreman with perhaps one or the MEC's prime objective. How- two monthly employees and ever. I spoke to the Jaycees in then to hire the balance of the i A GIFT FRONt BUTTS & YOSTE will be cherished through the years . Diamonds i" Silver "b China b Crystal "t" Watches BUTTS & YOSTE Jewelers Iola Hotel Corner Natchez. Mires Let's make plans for it, for this my objective. You board of supervisors subscribes to the theory that a pulJli.c office is a public trust and t:.e duties and responsibili- ties of the public office hould be conducted accordingly. We are vitally interested in good government and more especially county government, because this is our rea of responsibility. In my 14 years of experience as a supervisor I have concluded that our board is for that which is in the best interest of Tale County and its people and this includes constructive, reorgam- zation, where merited. 'Your board of supervisors invites, en- courages, and appreciates sug- gestions from our citizens con- cerning that which you believe to be in the best interest of what I believe to be one of the best counties in the entire State Perrytown News Mis Martha Brown, bride- ] elect of Randy Nettles, wasl honored with a miscellaneous I shower on October 6 in the| home of Mrs. Ralph Wilson. f Mixed fall flowers in yellow and white wore used to .decorate the living room. The refreshment table was .covered with a white lace cloth and was centered with an arrangement of small yellow mums. Cookie, nuts and mints with punch ,were served to about 25 guests The honoree received many lovely and useful .gifts. Hostesses foe the occasion were Mrs. Jan Wilson and Mrs. Margie Brown. Mrs. Sally Cobb and ,her grandson, Seattle. of Crasby, visited her slster, Mrs. Lela Hazllp, Wednesday. M,r. and Mrs. Raymond Stur- divant and children, Joannie. Chip and Ray, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thompson. of. Natchez is- iled t. eir mother. Mrs. Nine Sturdivant. Sunday. Other vis- itors were Mr, Gene Ashley, Me. Timothy' Ashley and Mr. James Johnson. all ,of Rosetta. ] Mr. and Mrs. Elton Perry of Gonzales, La., and Mr. and Mrs. Micky Penry ,and children vis- ited their parents, Mr..and Mrs.. Pharoah Perry, and girls. ] Mr. and Mrs. Ered Kelly ,and i children, Troy and Misie, vls- I |ted their parents, Mr. and Mrs. IMaurlce Murray, Sunday. i Mr. Btd Vines of Natchez visited Mr. and lrs. Maurlce Murray and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Vines and family Sund, ay. 60LI)EN00/ALUE AS ADVERTISED IN FALL HARDWARE-HOUSEWARES WEEK, TREPPENDAHL'S ACE HARDWARE Paqe 5 1973 $5.65 gal. ' Win One of 8 Matadors ' By American Motors '--'= YOU COULD WIN ONE OF 8 NEW 1974 MATADORS OR ONE i OF 1,600 OTHER PRIZES All will be given away nationally in the big , Hardware-Housewares Sweepstakes i during Fall Golden Value Days sponsored by the  National Retail Hardware Association, ,, WHIRLPOOL Sales & Service Watch For Additional BARGAINS in our Circular coming to you by mail. Treppendahl's Ace Hardware ,,:? Phone 888-3571 Woodville, Miss. TOP PRICES FOR YOUR CATTLE AND HOGS For Local Trucking Call KIRK FORD, 888-4595, Woodville SALE EVERY THURSDAY SHOTGUN ' With Ventilated Rib Model1400 - $128.88 Model i200 - $109.99 WINCHESTER WINCHOKE Ace Tone PAINT Ace Acrylic HOUSE PAINT $6.35 gal. LAWN -GARDEN NEEDS POWER TOOLS PLUMBING Accessories CORNING WARE SHOTGUNS & RIFLES Natchez Stockyards J7rd lle, ager Ph. 442-0271 Natchez, Miss. I t Phone 445-406 APPLIANCES HAND TOOLS ELECTRIC HEATERS BAKE WARE PAINT WHAT'S ON SALE BUILDING MATERIALS LIGHT FIXTURES COSCO FURNITURE HUNTING SUPPLIES BICYCLES and More Christmas is closer than you think- USE OUR LAY-AWAY PLAN! COME SEE OUR GIFTS GALORE! Blacka c RN ;,mM,:  ,,,--=-V'I I 1,1 and 2-qt. saucepans..#A-33. Open SP'E"ED-D-IILL  Ilt..l I ' ,,ockve,uo.$16.s. .,_ Trigger selects () ,o X t'--.l I .-c>---. //"),, Double insulated. _ :" I I I  - 47J 'J # I  2-SPEED JIG SAW I ' X .... --'-- / . Versetilepowcr I I  High speedfor / SALE STARTS x.. 1[1[ | [ /] [ wood, lowfor | SEPT. 24,1973 , dialselects. ' | |l ' Lml' ' matalandplastic" ' Spice el Life' Flral Buquat patterns',, LL_ U.L.listed. @7514. , $12.99. / i. lit i.dlol::ts //f .i,.. ,1599[ PYR EX(.wF 4 1// ] 4-PIECE MIXING BOWL SET. I " Ill Automatic "check-bag" 17 tUEWl m 1-pt.,1, 2 and 4-qt. bowls. Frlend- I " Ill signal.@.1149. I CrRDLEee eunUB "ro,a'ER* I ship pattern plus Corolla Compatibles, / " II'I' ABOUT r-'---"]]/ Theconven opt modern waytotrimshrubs I ':, "-'-  ,,. 95 // Double edge blade @'81 81 effused r  , " I ed," .='  flake Blue and $ 99 %....---- / i[_> Butterfly 19 ,,-f., 1 i i--/'x Gold.-#440. SHAMPOO-POLISHER. / ; ] advertisedln ---- %:7). )| l '" - .. #,/7 . Reg. $6.95. |t's so easy to use. Shampoos carpets; power-scrubs, 2\\;\' >f) I NOW ONLY waxes and polishes floors. '--:-."/ and pads. (lit'-: :: t " ",, "--/ S,,T.,-,o,o,,0,, "6'tBoa;S2g'' Have you visited our New Gift Deportment?