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October 19, 1973

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Page 4 The Wo00dv;lle Reoubl;can, Woodville, Misslssil00pi , , f ';,'' ...... Featured Speakers At Baptist Anniversary Mars Hill News Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Smith of Kingston were guests of Mr. day. They also visited Mr. and Mr.s. Walter Cavin and Mr. ttenry Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cavin and Look for a showdown in the MEA President Joe Tally of l Charles and Wanda of Baton coming session of the Mississippi Raleigh is ready to concede. Rouge visited his parents, Mr. legislature over a handful of And in the past legislative I and Mrs. Walter Cavln, Satur- contrOversial education pro- friends of education have ra- I day. Other recent guests were pcsals which the Mississippi Ed- tionalized their way out ,of tak- Mr. 'and Mrs. Michael Cavin and children of Natchez and Mr. ucation Association has decided lng a stand for them, primarily I and Mrs. Mitchell Perry an to support, on some variation of racial I children of Rosetta. The MEA has become increas- integ,ration. '] Mrs. Mary Davis visited her lngly militant in recent years. In the case of compulsory I And the state teachers' associ- school attendance, for instance, I brother and sister-in-law, Mr. arian has picked up some legis- some legislators argue that it] and Mrs. William Holoway, in lative opposition based on what is senseless to require low I NatcheZwe areSUndaY'sorry to hear that Mr. some legislators regard as an achievers to attend school un- n Mite,hell Lee Perry is in Field abrasive approach to wage in-less you have an aeeompanying[_lqght, pastor t Memorial Hospital in Centre- creases and other gains foJr the career-oriented education pro- for them. Incidentally, this J ville and hope that he will soon teachers. One side effect which legls- pointgram was illuminated ,by the re- t be home and feeling fine again. the MEA cent state .conference on edu- Mrs. Florence Cavin's children latOrSand Misslssippiare wary Teachersf is , Asso- cation instigated by Governor] honored her with a surprise birthday dinner on Sunday at Bill Waller. At any rate, the fat. so to speak, is going to be in the fire, come January. Mississippians have assimi- lated the rapid and pronounced change to the unitary school system. Whether they are ready to accept significant reforms in the system, at ths point, is a matter of conjecture. Proceedings Of The Centreville Mayor And Board Of Aldermen Be it remembered that there was begun and held in the Council Room in the Town Hall in the Town of Centreville. Mis- elations having failed to reach an accommodation. In spite of efforts to inte- grate the white MEA and the MTA, made up mostly ,of black teachers and administrators, the two groups have failed to get 'tngether. This poses a problem, especially for legislators from counties with a substantial black vote. What this means is that the MTA ended up with an official affiliation with the national teachers group and can tap the legal and financial resources of the national group in quest of their objectives, mostly job sit- uations and tenure. How this particular situation might affect the lobbying ef- forts of MEA to gain their leg- lieutenant governor of Mississippi, who gave the principal address at the afternoon session. Not shown is Dr. David R. Grant, president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, who was the featured speaker at the morning meeting. More than 450 members, for- derman Stutzman seconded that mer members .and friends of the minutes be approved as the Woodville BSptist Chttrch read. Motion carried unani- gathered here last Sunday for mously, the 175th Anniversary Celebra- Balances in Town Funds, Au- tion of the founding of the lo- ust 31. 1973: General Fund, cal church. $3,328.36; Fire P, revention Fund, $8,971.78; Street Improvement Fund. $44,422.01: Water-Sewer Operation and Maintenance Fund, $165.05: Water-Sewer Rev- enue Fund. $10,059.56; Light Fund. $10,674.t8; Gas .System Fund, $20,943.01; Total $98,563. 95: Revenue Sharing Fund. $15.590.22. es coilec, td in August, $334,5O. In addition to e prominent speakers who were featured on the morning and afternoon pro- grams, an outstanding highlight of the day's activities ,was a charming tableau entitled "For- ward Through the Ages." which depicted the history of the church dating ,back to the origin of the' Baptist religion in this area in 1791. Tlae series of ten tableaux was compiled and nar- islative goals remains to be sissippi at 7:30 p.m. on Tues- seen. Obviously, a united front day, September 4. 1973, a reg- from the two groups would give ular meeting of the Mayor and The Collector of Utilities paid rated by Mrs. Eddie G. Davis Board of Aldermen of the Town collections in August as follows: and featured lo'al members in of Centreville. Water-Sewer Revenue Fund: period costume depicting the Present and presiding: Mayor Water. $2,666.80; Sewer, $1,116. prominent personages who were leaders in local Baptist history Don Vine; Aldermen Frank I 19; Penalties. $29.82. Wate,- Stutzman. John Templeton, I Sewer Operation and Mainte- John Rollins. James Owens .and nance Fund: Tax. $174.03. Gas Walter lettles: Rufus Dalton, ] System Fund: Gas. $3,290.43; Town Clerk; Janie Rish, Assist- I Penalties. $28.28: Tax, $123.80. ant Town Clerk; James E. Wil-[ Collector charged with August ke,rson, Attorney. The meeting was called to or-]utilities: Water, $2.711.15: Sewer, $1,108.75; Gas. $3.519.95; Tax, der and there came on to be 15284.21; Total, $7,623.66. heard and considered the fol-I Motion made by Alderman lowing matters of business: In-, Rollins to pay claims 1359 vocation; Reading of minutes of 1398. Seconded by Alderman previous meeting and approval; Nettles. Motion carried unani- Financial report A. Approval of mously. claims docket; Resolutions, peti-, Alderman Stutzman made a down through the years. The scenes included the fol- lowing: 1791 Salem Church. 1798 Bethel Church, 1818 Bell Ring- ing, 1824 Signing of Charter, 1824 WMU Organization Church Unification. 1864 Civil War Prayer Meeting, 1911-1921 Sun- day School, 1915 Ladies Aic Presentation. and 1928 Boys Picnic. As  stirring climax th'e church Youth Choir sang a medley of songs dedicating themselves to future ervice of ular meeting were read. Alder- as man Templeton moved and A1- the teachers a stronger .hand in pushing their legislative pro- grams. "The teachers can't resolve the problem of whether they want to be professionals or be union- ized." one influential member of the House of ,Representatives ,grumbled recently. And, indeed, there may be room for an argu- ment for that particular thesis. The MEA, however, is seeking support for several goals- all of them supported by the key education supporters in .state government. The measures include a com- pulsory school attendance law, statewide -,equalization of prop- erty assessments, reform of 16th section land laws and. as a change of pace, classroom .air conditioning. These are touchy issues, -WANTED- Handle Quality ASH, Cherry Bark OAK, and Tight or Lace Bark HICKORY. Highest Prices Paid Contact O. AMES COMPANY Phone 888-6431 Woodville, Miss. the home of Mrs. Morris Nettles. All of her children and most, of her grandchidren were there. and several friends also at- tended. Sunday guests of Mrs. Sallie Cavin were Mrs. Robert Hunter and Larry and Stacy of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ca- children of Baton Rouge spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Tyler. Mr. and Mrs. James Garrison of Baton Rouge are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Kennon Ashley for a few days. Prolific Persimmons ql r Phil Chapman display a small branch from his ten-year-old Japanese persnnmon tree which is loaded down to the breaking point with giant fruit. The spe- cimen which he brought by our offi,ce Tuesd'ay held ten giant persimmons, each from 11 to 12 inches in diameter. The entire cluster tipped the scales at about nine pounds. eligibility for both children and adults, and the Food Stamp pro- gram. vin and boys and Mr.and Mrs. Mrs. Bettye M. Plitt, director, Jack Cavi, n and boys, all of says that although these changes Baton Rouge. are major and some duties may Mrs. Carolyn Wesberry and change, she is anticipating keeping all present staff. The department hopes t,o be able to expand the number of type of se,rvice that can be given, she said. Because the nearest Social Changes Being Made In Welfare Department The Wilkinson County Welfare Department is presently under- going a big change. As of Jan- uary 1974 the money payments to Old Age Assistance. Aid to the Blind. and Aid to the Per- mantly and Totally Disabled clients will become a Federal rat.her than a State program, and ,payments will be made through the Social Security of- rice. The County will continue to handle adult services, services to children. Aid to Dependent Children payments, Medicaid tions and memorials: Depart- motion that $1,50'0 be trans- in the amount of $155.00. T,here mental reports; Other business; Iferred f, rom Water-Sewer Rev- God. Adjournment. I enue to Water-Sewer Operation Between scenes of the tab- forbeingsalenlY, of onenO bid(l) ModelsUbmitted1985 The minutes of the last reg- and Maintenance Fund. motion leau and in several of the pres- seconded by Alderman Rollins.[entatins a o.up of talented Ford Grader blade this being submitted by Blalock Auto Re- Motion carried un,arimously, local musicians rendered special I pair in the amount of $66.50. Alderman Stutzman made a music. Among  those taking motion that $5,000 be trans- part in this feature were Mrs. Motion made by Alderman Rol- ferred from Gas Fund to Gen-IMY ran Waddell, Mrs. Clifford ilins and seconded by Alderman eral Fund and $2,000 be trans- Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Kent ITempleton that bids be re- ferred from Light Fund to Gen- Depee, Mrs. E. M. Kee, Jr., M, rs. advertised for sale of one (1) eral Fund, motion seconded by John C. Hewes. Mrs. H. B. Curry, 1967 Chewrolet four door sedan Alderman Rollins. Motion car- Mr. Jeffry Hewe$, Mrs. Marvinlf'cr cash and one (1) 1960 Ford Lewis. and the Men's Ct]orus,[ dump truck, all bids being re- ried unanimously, as none op- who sang "Amazing Grace. jected. Bids will be re-adver- posing. . tised three times on 1967 Chev- Alderman Templeton made a rolet four door sedan and 1960 motion that an ordinance be unanimously, as none opposed. Ford dump truck. Alderman obtained requiring all drivers of Motion made by Alderman Stutzman made motion to ac- motar bikes bo wear" helmets. Rollins that three hundred and cept bid received on 19[1 Ford Alderman Owens seconded the sixty dollars be paid to Missis- Grader blade which was su'b- motion Motion carried unani- sippi Law Enforcement Officers mitred by C E. Blalock, Jr. in mously. Training AcademY for Basic the amount of $66.50. Alderman Motion made by Alderman Law course on George Lofton, Templeton seconded motion. Stutzman and seconded by A1- presently attending Academy. derman Rollins that Jimmy Motion seconded by Alderman Spillman be given a raise in Stutzman. Motion carried unan- salary in the amount of $50.00 im..ously. per month. Motion carried Alderman Rollins .made a mo Let us help you get ,your new car tion to purchase a barlight for Police car. Alderman Stutzman seconded motionr Motion cr- ried unanimous Y. Alderman Owens made motion to enforce littering law on the streets of Centreville with min- imum fee set at $25.00 and max- imum at $50.00. Alderman Tem- plet.on seconded above motion. Aldermen Nettles, Rollins, Tem- pleton. Owens voting for above motion. Alderm, mn Stutzman no vote. Motion carried and an ordinance ,will be adopted per- taining to above motion. Discasslon h e ld regarding need ,el street repair in the Town of Centreville. Street re- pairs will begin soon. Discussion held regarding de- linquent utility bills. Ths will be further discussed at a later date. Bds were received and op- ened by the Mayor for sale of one (1) 1967 Chevrolet four door sedan for cash and one (1) 1960 Ford dump truck and one (1) m, ode] 1985 Ford Grader Blade. Each item was bid on separately. The following bids were opened for sale of above described Chevrolet four door sedan 1967: Walter Morris submitted bid in the amount of $87.00; Robert Walker submitted laid in the amounlz of $65.50; and Blalock Auto rts submitted, bid in amount.of $127.60. The following bids received, for sale of one (1) 196'0 Ford Dump truck; Blalock Auto. Parts ubmitted bid in mount of $62.0; Joseph Dyer Motion carried unanimously, thereby the Town of Centreville will sell o C. E. Blalock, Jr., one 1985 Ford Grader Blade for $66.50, amount submitted on bid, refusing all prior bids. Alderman Templeton made a moion to recess meeting, Al- derman Nettles econded motion. Upon motion duly made and sec- onded, the meeting was recessed. Don Vine, Mayor ] Rufus Dalton, Clerk PORTRAITS FOR ALL AGES Buying a new car c,an be eas:t 'than you'd eXl:)ect,,,,if .you tet us handle' the financing or ytJ. For All Your Insurance Needs and Auto Financing, See or Call PAT CAVIN 2 doors east of Postoffice SHIELD OF SHELTER Phone 888-6665 er;00tc00v ,Oc'oker 19. 1973 Security office is in NatcheZ,, Mrs. Plitt feels that many of those who have turned to the local Welfare Department for help in the past will continue to do so. even though their dheck comes ]'ran] the social Security office. "The degree to which we can provide service to our people will to a large extent depe.nd on how much money the stae legislature s willing to spend for the people in need of serv- ices only time will tell." ac- cording tc Mrs. Plitt. 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