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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Localisms From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " dln0Bl**H***l*l,**,***l********,.*.*|*llll*l*ll**n'0**lglllllll***l* 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. L. B. Robinson and Mr. ,and M:rs. Norwood Redhead and their two sons motored over by Lewis... The resignation of Spire T. hgnew as Vice President of the Centreville Tigers Down ACCS; Host Beeson On Friday (by Milton Murphy) The Centreville Academy Ti- gers racked up their third vic- tory of the season last Friday night with a 12-6 decision over the Adams' County Christian School Rebels of Natchez in their Homecoming game on Tiger Field. The Tigers moved ahead early in the game when David McKey recovered a Rebel fumble at the 30 shortly after the kickoff: The Tigers dxove to the 18. and from there Buddy Stutzman went in to score. The PAT try was no United States came as a real from Centreville last Sunday to Shock and surprise to us just spend the day at Valola plants- as we were going to press on tion, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday afternoon of last J' A. Redhead. Week. We were even more dis- Mrs. H. C. Guynes and two aPPointed and saddened at the children, Nancy Jean and Mar- disclosure of his plea of nolo vin. of I4earne, Texas, spent o0tendre to a charge of income several days here the end of Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, October 19, 1973 SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SUNDAY ; AI tax evasion, a plea which is last week with her mother. Mrs. g, ood. , ow m The Rebels mounted a sus gen 'red o be a K E Curry. They are n ' , .... -Special EIection erall conslde t Y i--' ' ............. k with' tainea arive in me secona l?Sgbfe:Uinltadm:r Y oPedl taankdngm::irg d:wnihel For 5th Dist. JP Mr. Spire wno we iel o, " , th ........ '* ), ,onvlotions'here for a more extended visit. J with Bert Anders 45-yard Set For November 20 _- .....  -- ......... , [ L. ...........  ookeeper oemg the big garner. ,s and who more of tea than mosul Mrs u  Mcuc,c -, ,,,,oo , ......... - .......... "--' "- -" to Baton Itime ran shoxt Anders hit Gary A special election to fill the YUlllCal ilgures 'o1(1 it like it I J,ula lwagruaer wen . I imn.pnn wtt.h n n,.. to the one, hired term as ustico of the was oue weonesaay lot  I  " - : ..... I_ , - ......... Mr' l.-yard line, and the half time ,peace for the fifth district of aer listening Io tile vice flays visit in ne nome v . _ ....... ,, . ., . ,,  ............. i norn sounaea win tne pall there Wilkinson County will be held esiaens farewel ! aoaress on[an. Mrs. .__. VV,, . __ _.. land the Tigers leading 6-0. ion November 20th, it was an- elevision on Monoay night ot Mr. and Mrs. re mares ex- i nt th' , I ............ aturda'" for I The Rebels came back to knot I nounced t.h s week by the cou y .u,ls weeK, we were even more pee o u   .......... I,,,, Commission disheartened and confused Ad- Chicago where they will spend ne count tallowing tne secono !* .... _ . , . 'emy .......... the speech wnlcnT-" ue ..... auo-'u a week visitin-s his sisters, [half kickoff ,wnen they marched  Go r d o n ymer, mngtime "in ........... i-kl-" Mrs Henr-Vander Geissen and !dwnfield on a series of short] holder of the office, resigned iice n eomddan:tSev:n ?Y Mrs" Bett; Whittle I gains which carried to the Cen-. recently due to ill health, an& ^_ ct apar .o: .. -P- --" ............ -- r ndltreville 15 From there halfback lMrs Martha Keller was named " nau'ar-t "resem---e-due--neeWmCt nusnear uun a Mas:'LeArgu:'re":;P 'eced[Rnnie Lewis .went in to score.]as interim J-P. by the county on - , '- ...... r ^ tomorrow from Abbeville The PAT was no good, and the lboard of supervisors reeora appear to oe lrreub- c  . . , " able Under the circumstances La., for a short visit at the home count stood at 6-6. [ Prospective candidates for the Ve feel that Mr Agnew s action of Mrs. George Argue. The Tigexs pushed over their election .must qualify by petition ta tendering his'resi,nation was Forming a motor party for a winning tally in the final per- ]no latex than 5 p.m. on Friday, he only acceptable course to .day's trip to New Orleans the officials ll0w, and we only hope that past Monday were Mr. and Mrs. as he suggested certain reforms B. F. Babers of Laurel Hill, Mrs. lll ,be forthcoming which will W. H. Morgan, Mrs. Gee, Mrs. redound to the benefit of this Lyttleton Lewis, and Mrs. Au- 0Untry. gust Martens. 50 YEARS AGO With just a little more help Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Steger Item the government, there'll be entertained a few friends and fortune to be made out of relatives a dinner on Thursday lOVerty. . . . "] complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. Catchings, of New Or- We hesitate to make any eom- leans. eat or serious conjecture about J Mr. Lyle Saxon, Staff Corre- the recent marked increase inlspondent of the New Orleans i'ghtings of unidentified flying Times Picayune, was here Vo bJects, much less about the write up the Centennial Cele- STe Pascag,oula men who claim bratton of the St. Paul's Epis- to :have been taken aboard a copal Church, which is to be etra-errestrial ship, but the held this week. While here he 0,re we read and hear the was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. tronger appears the case for W. B. Withers. e basis of fact. We will not Miss Bertha, A. Latane. who at this time say that we believe has. been spending the vaca,tion all that we have read about the he'e with her sister, M, rs. Robert Strange happenings,, but at the Lewis, returned to New Orleans Vae time we wont .scoff at on Wednesday to resume her work as teacher at Newcomb them as much as we have done College. la the pat Clay Nettles, one of the best amateur ,ball players in this Although many of our readers section of the stare, has matrle- aVe probably seen this tem ulted at the A.H. School. He efare, we are reproducing here- will prove a big asset to the lth an article given us this football and baseball teams of ek by a friend which should'tha t institution. of great interest, and con- Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ford, 0f era, to all Amercians. We quote Lessley, were visitors to Wood: erewith Without further corn- ville on Thursday .morning. Cent.: Mrs. A. B. Thomas, of Fort Can this be just'coincidence? Adams. was a business visitor "In May 1919, at Dusseldorf, to Woodville Wedlnesday after- rmany, the Allied Forces oh- noon. a copy of some of the Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Wood spent Rules of Revolution.' Wednesday afternoon in Natch- 50 years late,r, the Reds ez. returning home the same following them. After evening. the list, stop after each and think about the pres- 75 YEARS AGO t day situation where you The remains of Columbus will leand all around the nation be removed from Havana to Corrupt the yung; get them Spain. They were removed from ''ay from .religion. Get ,them Santo Domingo to Havana in aterested in sex. Make them 1796. upon the cession of that al0e,rficiat; .destroy their rug- island by Spain to France. goriness. In Puerto Rico affairs are go- Get ing well, except as to health of people's minds off their OVernment ,by focusing their the troops. Out ,of 10,000 "men attention ,on athletics, sexy the sick list at the end of Sop- books and' plays, and other[tember showed 2700. It ,is ad- tlVlalities. J vised that the volunteers be "Divide the .people into ho'stilelsen t north as the sick when tOs by constantly harping discharged from the hospital do  c,ontxoversial matters of no not recover strength in .that Portance. climate. "Destroy the people's faith in The Board of Health has se- ,ntinued on Page 2) cured from Mr. Fugler a resi- dence about 2 miles west of The / Woodvllle as a detention camp. Considerable exeltment was i.od after taking a punt in Cen- November 9, election treville territory. Halfback Mitch ,stated. White put together back-to-back 15-yard runs to the Rebel 26, and then McKey. passed to Gavin Robinson to the 7. Stutz- man drove to the 1 and on fourth down McKey went in to score over left tackle to ice the game at 12-6. Late in the game Adams Christian moved ,deep in Tiger territ,ory, but fumbled at the 9-yard line to end the threat when Mike Rlsh recovered for Centrevflle. Mrs. Farrar A Winner In Standard Oil Contest Standard Agent Mrs. lay W. Farrar was the bulk plant win- ner in Standard Oil Company's CheVron Way To' Ten Dealer Contest for 1973 and was feted at .a gala affair held on Sep- tember 25-26 at the famous Broadwater Hotel in Biloxi which featured deep sea fishing The Tigers racked up yards rushing, 25 passing, and wexe penalized 55 yards. The Rebels had 202 yards aground, 84 in the air, and were pen- alized 65 yards. The Tigers will host Beeson Academy of Hattiesburg Friday night, at 7:30 p.m., and then will have an open date before playing WCCA on November 2 and Columbia on November 9, both on the road. 195 and golf. Mrs. Farrar won the bulk plant competition by merit of bulk plant beautification, clean- ness and sales merchandising. The contest is an annual event in which dealers and agents throughout, the state compete on driveway service, cleanliness of station and plants, car care service, and being a good neigh- her. Mrs. Farrar is the newest Established In 1824 Number 20. Ramblers Trounce Brookhaven; Play CHA There Friday The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ramblers kept their 1973 gridiron record un- blemished last Friday night with a resounding 40-13 victory over the B,rookhaven Academy Cougars there. Tlhe Ramblers now boast a 7-0 record for the I season plus undisputed title to the southwest sub-district Class A Academy Conference crown. Travel To Port Gibson On Friday night of this week the Ramblers will txavel to Port Gibson to take on the strong BRASWELL CASE" ENDS IN MISTRIAL The trial of a murder charge against Ehner Braswell of Glos- ter ended in a mistrial here late last week. The finding came Friday afternoon when the jury .which heard the case notified the court that they were unable to reach a verdict. Thursday and Friday of the second week of the October cir- cuit court term for Wilkinson County were devoted to the Braswell trial in which the de- fendant was charged with the murder of Frank Ragulen ,in Crosby on the night ,of May 28, 1971. Thursday morning was Chamberlain H u n t Academy devoted to the empaneling of Cadets in their last regular sea- jury, and a number of witnesses On Sunday, October 21, in J son road game. The following ] were called that aftern.oon. Woodville there will be a Sos- [ week they will host Amite So.heel Witnesses were also heard dur- quicentennial Celebration of the'el Liberty for Homecoming and ing the morning Friday, with Eplscpallthenl will close out their regular founding of St. Paul's season at home against Centre- Church. All former clergy and [ ville Academy. t,heir families o,r descendants. The Ramblers moved out to all former communicants or their descendants, and all friends of the Parish are cor- dially invited to attend. Expected to attend arc the Rt. Rev. John Maury Allin. D.D., Bishop of Mississippi and Pre- siding Bishop Elect of the P, rot- estant Episcopal Church of the United States. the Rt. Roy. Girault M.cA1.'thur Jones. D.D.. and several former Rectors and their families. The ,ceremonies will begin with a Baptism at 10:30 a.m. in the historic old chuxch. At 11 a.m. there will be a service of Cozfirmation. with Bishop AIlin conducting the rites and delivering the sermon. At this service, there wiil also be a dedication of memorial lamps to the memory of the late Robe,rt M. Redhead and the blessing of two beautiful kneel- ing cushions to be used at fu- ture weddings: ................. Following the 11 o'clock serv- ice there will be a dinner on a quick 21-0 lead in the first quarter of last Friday night's game. Jeff Brown racked up the first td on a 3-yard burst early in the game, and Tim Condo kicked his first of our consecutive points-after. A short time later Mark Curry added a 6-pointer from 7 yards out and Shannon Day tallied from 5 yard's away to account for the first period scoring. The Ramblers added one touchdown in the second period when Brown intercepted a Cougar pass and ran it in from 25 yards out. One touchdown was also added in the third quarter when Gonda took in a Bobby Jensen pass fr, om the 35 and ran it in to score. With the Ramblers ahead 34-0 in the final quarter, the Cougars finally hit paydirt on a short burst over center and /,hen. came b._ a few plays later to add another td on a 92-yard reurn of an intercepted the jury retiring to deliberate about 3 p.m. that day. The mis- trial was declared late that afternoon, at about 5:15 p.m., when the jury was unable to agree on a verdict. In ,ether action on the court docket since our last issue, Leon Chambers was granted until December 1 to employ counsel before further action will be taken on his case. Judge Gordon Roach of Pike County came to Woodvilie last Friday afternoon to rule on this matter since Judge L. L. Forman was the dis- trict attorney at the time Cham- bers was originally tried and convicted of murder in Amite County. The verdic was later overruled by the U. S. Supreme Court and the case was re- turned to Wilkinson County for disposition. Manuel Hampton pied not guilty "o a charge of A&B with intent and the case was con- tinued until the next term of court. Richard Davis. Jr., plod not guilty- to  charge of srng- arm robbery and the case was llllilpIll-I III ,IIII IID{I III,II@  = _ : IIII Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: A item in the paper said more and more folks is .going back to small towns to shop. That is good news, and if we can git rid of drive-in winders fer ever thing from banks to fune- ral homes, we can git back to the business of dealing with one another face to face. The piece didn't say why folks shop. are rading more with their 'Actual. said Ctem Welster, friends in their hometown stores, but I igger they got lonesome, the blacksmith is back. Clem had saw where colleges is offer- I reckon I'm to old a dog to learn modern shopping tricks, but I ain't about to poke my money thru a hole in a bank wall, and I git ti,red to quicl trying to walk them miles of rows of goods at them big shop- ping centers. I would ruther walk in a store, set down and tell the folks what I want and, by darn, set there til they git me satisfied. I mentioned about the trade continued. the grounds Of the chure,h. All pass. I Bobby Jonson closed the scor- Also continued were cases present , invited to attend, ing with a 3-yard touchdown :against Ronnie Wall and Joe At 2:30 p.m. an historical jaunt late in the game to make Sheafer in ,which each plod ot address will be given by Bishop the final tally 49-13. guilty to charges of "delivery of Jones, whose father, the late uncontrolled substance." Ackland H. Jones. gave a similsr James Owens. Jr., pied not Winners Told In Wilk-Amite Title Rodeo Oct. 15th Miss Tanya Priest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Priest of Gloster. was crowned Miss Rodeo. Wilk-Amite Riding Club for 1974 at the championship rodeo held October 13th at the club arena near Cent,reville. She was crowned by Miss Susan Scott. Miss Rodeo 1973. Named as first runner-up was talk at the Centennial Celebra- tion in 1923 A reception honoring all dig- nitaries and special guests will be held following this progi'am. Guest organist for the day will be Mr. Melvin K. Bruss of .Crosby. The ladies of the chu.reh have designed needlepoint door stops and pictures of the church for the occasion. Also available will be newly designed Church Christmas cards. Senior Warden David C. trars(portation. Fera genera- Br,a'mlette serves ,as ex-officio Miss Kathy Lynn Hughes of tion, they was fer exercise, al- oh. al,rman.._..__.___ __,.,,_f the Sesquicenten- Centreville, and second runner- lowed Ed, and now people are ,!mmal'seulmann nu ne')-e'a-WLer cum-l"ss up was Miss Leisa Koch of finding out agin that you can e " Centreville. l actual. it from v'lace  v*'lace mlttee Mrs, R. P. Smither, Mr. Top money-winners for the J with em. The next thing you I G. B. Montfort, and Mr. Be.nil. year were also named and were I know went on Ed small towns ones, are planning ne etanS, lpresented handsome prizes do- I .... : ........ . ::., .... ^ .,,,,o I along with Miss Kathleen O'Fal- w,n av **,r w*, u,., o,,,o , I nated by area livestock yards. and if gas prices keep going up ]lon, president of the Episeopm They included: David Curry of and Churchwomen supply down, we might ' . Woodvflle, Little Britches; Curt even git back to the blacksmith member of Standard Oil Corn- guilty to three charges and all were continued until the next term of court. Charges lodged\\; against him include one count of burglary and larceny and two of forgexy in connection with the alleged theft and later use for forgery of company checks from a local wo0dyard. In civil docket action since our last issue, the ollowing cases were disposed ,of: Henry McGuire vs. Barbara Mac Davis. Damages. Dismissed with prejudice. Natchez Thrift Funds vs. lng training as "farriers," and thats a fancy word for a feller that shoes horses. Blacksmiths are called farriers, Clem said, cause these days they wre pull- ing down incomes right up there with briekmasons, doctors and plumbers. Mister Editor, with all the scratohing and scrambling in high and low places over power and money and such, it's party's Chevron Speaker's Bu- reau and hopes to become the first female speaker to win the Chevron Speaker's Award. Congratulations to Mrs. Far- rar for her achievements in this highly competitive state con- test t Charlie B. and Mary Adams. Open account. Default judg- ment. American Finance Corp. vs. Edward and Barbara Powell. Note. Default judgment. L. A. White Hughes of Centreville, Junior; Dies In Natchez and Harry Wells, Adult division. 2Trophy buckles were presented Funeral services for Leon good to think about the .days coming back to the small toWns when all you had to do to keep during the session at the coun- up with the Joneses was walk try store ,Saturday night. Zeke as f,ast as .they did. Now we Grubb come up with his theoxy spend it afore we git it, and fast. He said it use to be a if we don't have credit we can't feller couldn't see much in a git credit. I saw whre this small town. but nowadays Tim- small town in North Carolina Tear, Weather ed., Oct. i0. Tr 88 68 U,, Oct. 11 " 0 87 68 il., Oct 12 0 90, 69 o g7 tl., )Ct. 14 .16 77 67 uv.., 0Ct. 15 .29 80 66 e,, ( Tr 75 66 ally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temnerat, ure 5 n , furnished courtesy of Commission.) I Texas. created here Monday when the men dress about alike ever- news that Wilson had 12 cases where. Bug Hookum allowed of yellow fever was received. ]that the reason was that small Mr. Je Henley of Dry Forkl town folks is staying at ,home was in town Tuesday. Dan,Stewman, son of Malbert Stewman, was drowned on Sun- day evening in the lake at An- gola ,while attempting o cross the lake on a mule. He was well known here as a good and fear- less race rider He formerly rode fin Chicago for Mr. Brown of cause they're afraid of gitting run over 'by all the bicycles zipping around them shopping center parking lots. Proetical speaking, said Ed Doolittle, he was glad to see they was more bicycles than cars sold in this country last year. He said it made him recall the day8 whe bicycles was couldn't sell bonds to pay for work on the sewer system cause the town never had gone in debt afore and didn't have a The ^A,,,,,alor,s Corner ... I have pleaded with the people in town and the surrounding area not to litter in town. We have a man picking up litter four hours each day. The police force is attempt- by the club to overall top win- ners in the individual events as follows: Little Britches: Pony Bronc, David Curry; Barrel Racing, David Curry; Buddy Pick-Up, Jeanne Peele, .rean, Race, Johns Greet; Pole Bending, Da- Ardre White, 84, were conducted from Laird Funeral Home Chap- el in Natchez on October  at 11 a.m with Dr. L. S. Caddy of Laurel officiating. Interment was in the Natchez Cemetery, Mr. White, ,a native of Cen- treviIIe, died unexpectedly at lng to eliminate littering but Pugh; are rather limited. If they ob- serve littering by an individual the individual will be issued a violation ticket and will be fined Cooperation by the towns- people is the best manner in which our town can be kept rid Curry; Steer Riding, Ken The Wigwam, his ante-bellum Vine and David Curry. Junior: Barrel Racing, Doric Ann Greer; Buddy Pick-Up, Keith Scott; Pole Bending, Curt Hughes; Barrel Crawl, Fay Duck; and Steer Riding, Leslie Starnes. Adult: Bareback Bronc, Lamar Barrel Racing, Greer; Buddy Pick-Up, R. Frazier; Ri,bbon Roping, Henry Darden; Pole Bending, Ed Walk- er; Bull Dogging, Harrison Me- G,raw; Calf Roping, Harry Wells; Bull Riding, Lamar Pugh. Participants taking first place honors in the various events of home in Natchez, He was a re- tired cotton broker and formerly held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. A former plan- tation owner and a former owner of Brandon Hall, he par- ticipated for many years in the Confederate Pageant. He was Ann member of the Washingtm L. Methodist Church and was the present owner of L A White Antiques and Interiors. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Lorena White; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Patenott of Long Beach, Calif; two broth- ers, T. R. White of Centreville credit rating, clean. To the concerned citizens, the championship rodeo last and A. H. White of. Greenville; We got to feller our Federal I remind you that it is permis- weekend included David Curry, two sisters. Mrs. L. G. Williams sible for you to sign a warrant Bucky Darden, Johna Greer, of Miramar, Fla., and Mrs. A. H. Guvernmet's example. W'herelagainst an individual who is l Grit McKowen. Ken Vine, Doric Holmes of Leesville. Tex.: and would this country ,be if our guilty of littering. I realize our Ann Greer, Benmj Peele, Jlnny eight grandchildren and 15 leaders in Washlngton hadn't Itown's appearance is better than ;Peele, Cur Hughes, Yvette .reat-grandchildren. gone in debt $500 billion to gltimany other small towns, but [ Frazier, Leslie Starnes, Justin us someplace? [letsgo first class, allthe way. ,Sateher, Ann Greer, R. L.[Walker, Larry Scott, Harry Yours truly, I G.. J. Condo, Mayor [Frazier, Kem Reid. Henry Dar-I Cater, Harry Wells, and Spec ....... Unel Pete Town of Woodville den, Bobby MCartney, dwa,rd,Slaugter.