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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 .... " 25 YEARS AGO Going from here to Centre- The rapid-fire chain of events ville lriday afternoon to hear Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, October 26, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 21. Fire Chief James Moore Attends Fire Fighting School Swim Meet Ribbon , Plans Progressing l"Perfect Day" Marks St. Winners Listed For Lake Mary Dam !Paul's Sesquicentennial Ribbons were presenteed on Wilkinson County Board Pres-] Celebration Sunday October 17th during .assembly ident Tom Ashley and Chancery I James Moore. superintendent at Wilkinson County Christian of u, tili, ties fo,r the Town of Academy to students who at- Woodville and chief of the local tended the First Mississippi Pri- volunteer fire department, re- rate School Association (MPSA) cently completed a ,week's train- swim meet held in Jackson on ing at .the State Fire School September 29th. at Oxford. Those winning ribbons were: A total of 88 firemen repre- Jody Sessions, 4th place, 25-yard Clerk Alonzo Sturgeon met with the Adams County Board ,of Supervisors in Natchez last Monday to discuss plans for a new spillway dam for Lake Mary. The original Sam Field Spill- way dam at The Narrows at An ecclesiastical homecoming of magnific proportions cele- brating the one hundred fiftieth year of its ounding was held at historic old St. Paul's Epis- copal Church here 1.ast Sunday. The ,occasion was exhaulted by the stature of the clergy and RAMBLERS WIN NO. 8; TO PLAY LIBERTY FOR HOMECOMING The Wilkinson County Chris- tian Academy Ramblers had to came from behind in the .final quarter ,last Friday night to nose out the Chamberlain-Hunt Cadets 16-12 in Port Gibson. The victory was .their eighth con- secutive win of the'current sea- aking nlaee in our nation's ;the address made by Mrs. Errol l senting 26 fire departments at- free style; Tommy Sessions, 6th CalM.tal "during the past week Horner, National representative tended the school, which 'fen- place. 25-ya,rd free style; Eliza- lreaent almost too many facets of the League of Women Voters tured both class,room work and beth Ventress, 2nd place, 25- and ramifications for this OtdlnOW touring the South, were actual demonstrations during yard free style; Elizabeth Ven- Country editor to keep abreast Mrs. J. R. Hamilton, Mrs. J. K. which .two condemned structures tress, 25-yard backstroke; Alex of, let alone 5o form opinions Sessions, Mrs. Robert Redheaa, were burned for training pur- Ventress, Jody Sessions, Lee as a basis for editoralizing. I Mrs. W. H. Catchings and Mrs. poses. Classes included tactics]Johnston and Andrew Sessions, The first major development, tC' M. Treppendahl, Jr. of fire fighting, safety, equip- 6th place, 100-yard free style Which by the way should bring Mrs. Minnie Harkey, who has merit, rescue, ventil:ation, LP relay; Timmy Gonda, 5th place, the northwest end of Lake Mary other important guests who at- was breached last winter and tended The at. Rev. John Mau,ry was further damaged by the Allln. D.D.. M. Div., newly elected record flood waters of the Mis- Presiding Bishop of the Episco- sisslppi River in the spring, pal Church, headed the list of The Adams County supervisors prominent clergy who attended, have tentatively agreed to share among whom were the at. Rev. costs of a new dam with Wilkin- Girault M. fanes, D.D., Retired son County. Bishop of Louisiana, now living in Sewanee, Tenn.; Reverends: son. ltomccoming Friday Next Friday night the Rain- blots will face their sternest test of the 1973 grid campaign to date when they host the powerful and undefeated Amite School Rebels from Liberty for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for a glow of pride to all Missis- been here matt ,of the year at lgas and other flammable liquids. 50-yard free style; David Day, Plans have been dhrawn for all, Plans, was the offer by Pres- the Methodist Parsonage with Each morning was devoted to 6th place, 50-yard f, ree style; a 120-foot concrete spillway, ident Nixon to allow our own j her son and daughter-in-law classrocm work, with simulated Gerald Johnston, 6th ,place, 50- distinguished Senator John C. IRev' and Mrs. S. F. Harkey, left drills during the afternoon ses- I yard breast stroke; William Day, which would add 40 feet to each Stennis to listen to the famous ilast Wednesday for an extended signs giving .practical demon- 5th place, 50-yard butterfly; and stde of the existing structure. White House tapes and to verify stay at the (home of her daugh- strations of the theory covered Tim Gonda, William Day, David Thewould,twObeneWslightlyl:Ow sillhlgherStructureSthan a summary which would be lter, Mrs. Patty, in Meridian. in the classroom. Day and Bobby, 6th the original spillway level, offi- tendered to Judge John J. Sirica. i This aged lady, who had her place, 200-yard relay, cials pointed out. We were personally disap- hip broken in an autom,obile ,Ribbons were awarded t,o 1st Present plans are to apply for through 6th place winners, while a $90,000 loan from the state lolnte when special Watergate wreck, is still a cripple .from PrOsecutor Archibald Cox sum- this accident. alarily rejected this proposal, 50 YEARS AGO hich we felt was a fair offer to compromise a touchy issue hich also inv.olves national eeurity and executive privilege of the office of the President. , When Cox refused the offer, booklet which was recently is- the President tlen ordered sued from this office for the Attorney General Elliot L. Rich- centenary celebration of St. ardson to fire the ,special pros- eCUtor, but Richacdson chose %o thought that the work could not resign rather than comply. The be excelled in the big cities, Job then fell to Richards0n's deputy, William D. Ruokelshaus, Who .also refused and was l0mptly fired Solicitor General 'R0bert H. Bark. third in com- raand at the Justice Depa,rt- aent, then became acting at- torney The editor of ths paper ap- preciates very much the nice things that have been said and are still being said about the Tigers Down Beeson; Rest This Week The Centreville Academy Ti- gers rolled past Beeson Academy 27-6 last Friday night on Tiger Field to bring their season rec- ord to 4-4. The win featured a strong second half effort on the part of the Tigers after the first half ended in a scoreless Paul's Episcopal Church. Many tie. while others said that they did not cealize that our office could turn out such high-class work. This all goes to show that many of us fail to appreciate the good things that can be had right here a,t home. general and fired Cox. Mrs. Cliffard Palmer returned The entire nation was stunned to her home in Jackson on Tues- In the third quarter Tiger Randy Poole recovered a fumble on the Beeson 17 to set up a score, with Buddy Stutzman taking the ball in from 3 yards out. David, McKey kicked the extra point. Later in the same period, Gavin Robertson intercepted a Trojan pass at the Beeson 20 and ran it to the 15. A couple d most were as confused as day after a pleasant five days' of plays later Robertson scored !als Writer at this unpreee- visit here to her daughter, Mrs. from 10 yards out and McKey's lented turn of events, and a Fred Plitt. lhxe and cry from the corps of I n, o,n  p M Fuller and kick made the score 14-0. OR-baiters arose to begin l."_',."  "'.'. Mar-larretl Beeson started a long drive aLe mpeacnmen pro-u .  from its own 3 late in the Lglf "x aMdccoMmiS Emll,to?:d nave- , period. Dalton Bittle lofted a eeeflingSas againSt, was I here Z fsunday and' spent the r [ 35"yard TD pass to Rebel Doh- T,,.__.this be.n 7 . w.itt_n daY]erty ' A try for 2 points failed, ::uay mght the mLest flevel- very pleasantly with his .mother 'making the score 14-6. -lent was the Presdent's an- ..__ -^  .  ....  .  I . -uemen me that afternoon .. "'" L Beckham ' In the fourth quarter, Centre- that he would release the tapes Mrs. w. . ville iced the game with two tt Judge Slrica for his inspec- t n. It was also announced would aat the President ad- r ross the nation on Wednesday lght. her. J. L. Denson, Principal of the A. H. School here, has re- quested us to give notice that the school now has an ,up-to- date farm level, so the students and instructors will be glad to scores. Stutzman took a 35-yard screen pass to the Tojan's 2. McKey ambled into the end zone and then kicked the PAT to make it 21-6. team points were given through 18th place. WCCA had 7th and 8th place winners, including Lee Johnston, Leah Webster, Andrew Sessions, Patti tterr.ington, Lallie Owens, Susan McOraine, Joan Whetstone and la Mathi. County Improves 1974 Vehicle Registration under terms of House Bill 1373, which set aside $5% .million for loans and grants for repairs to flood damages in 1973. The funding would be 48% grant and 52% loan. It is the $46,800 loan which the wo boards have tentatively agreed to finance on an equal basis. Engineers have pointed, out that Lake Mary, which origi- nally was part of the Mississippi Wilkinson County Tax Col- River main channel and which lector Mrs. Betty W. Dawson and borde,rs Wilkinson and Adams Motor Vehicle Comptroller Pox- Counties, is in danger of drying ey Fisher report that through a cooperative effort on the part of the tax collector's office, the county board of supervisors, and the motor vehicle comptroller, your vehicle registration this year will be handled raoqutck- ly and efficiently t, ha,a' ever before. This data p.tocessing service eliminates the burden of hand clculating tax information and pi'odces much caster service to taxpayers when they purchase their license plates. pass to wrap things up. Stutzman led rushers with 91 yards in 12 attempts. Keith Poole, Mike Rish, R. L. Frazier and Mitch White were strong on defense for the Tigers. up unless action is taken to sl.ow the present rapid drainage through The Narrows into the Mississippi. For many years the Homochitto emptied, into Lake Mary, and this water in ttrn flowed through "The Canal" into Buffalo River and thence into the Mississippi. With the silting up of the Buffalo chan- nel, the lake now drains through The Narrows. This slorter route, coupled with rapid channel deepening through e,r o s i o n, threatens the very existence of the lake, a favorite recreation spot for people from a wide area of southwest Mississippi and ad- joining Louisiana parishes. Phil Livingston Named Executive In view of the fact that our End Joe Nolan ran an end Statistics CA BA atioa is currently without a terrace land for .farmers in the pe-President and is also faced county. Those 'who want land reverse play for 30 yards to the First Downs 13 10 Hammond Bank ,I th a grave and dangerous terraced will kindly notify Mr. Beeson 20 to set up the final Net Yards Gained 220 206 uation in the Middle East, Denson. score of the night. McKey hit Punts 4-40 4-25 Mr. Hans Schneider, chair- e feel that any movement to We .are in xeceipt of a "Baby- Bobby Richmond with a 25-yard Penalties 40 80 man of the board of Citizens , National Bank of Hammond, leach the President of the gram" from our friends, Mr. - ..... *-- ...... --4,-,----- - - -:--:--:---=:--:=- La., has .announced the election n lied States at this time would and Mrs. T. H. Walker, formerly a a . *, m e  I  of Philip K. Livings.ton as exec- o e Precipitous and a disservieel.of this town and now r esid!ng Uncle 'e from t'ercy s L.reek boys utive vice president. OUr nation. [n uoldwaer, M!ss.., an nounc!ng Livingston has been with Lou- we .do not wish to imnlv that lne arrival .at mer n,ome oI a ,,,--,,--,--,,--,,-----,,--,--=--: .... ---:---:----:=-===---=----:----- ,.,._^ ,.,^., o,,. , -+n e feel son Robert Allen WalKer, on l- that President Nixon , . ' DEAR MISTER EDITOR: I steaks to folks that open ac- Rouge for the past eight years , blameless or that he acted I Sep tember 24th, weight seven I counts, .and who wouldn't part with his last position being vice *Sely in many of his decisions. I Pounds. ' Did you see where a gr,oUPlwit h cheap .money er meat president in charge of the main ,:% on the other hand, similar l 75 YEARS AGO l of factory orkers in Seatte these day? And Josh said eat- office. He is a 1965 graduate of 'depth investigations of the I I wants the company to put foozling places are reporting a run Mississippi State University with c010e of the Watergate hearings] The appointment of Mr. Lowrylstamps in the plant lunchroom':lon dangle bags Folks don't  BS deree in accounting c.uld, we believe, have un-Ins Captain of the quarantine ]Them folks, that makes a aver-]min d t'lpping the'waiter a dollar Ie .i a member of he American [vered as much that was dis- I guard was a move in the right I.age $580 a month, say they areif he'll bring them a ,bag to Institute of Banking and a grad- ,aOrable or unwise, and pr,ob- direction. Some of the guards elig!ble fer stamps, :but..tley] take teir leftovers home in, uate of the Natonal Installment a,*Y far more, by most if not ,had failed to do their duty, cant git off work to go git em|was Josh's words. Credit School at the Uni4emlty :'* of Mr. Nixon'.s immediate lwhlch will not occur in future, lvlthout losing half a days pay. General s"eakin" said 'Clem of Oklahoma tedec .  , . v , . , essors. I we believe. I Now that s a fix to be in. If Irebste  th e .... avs to measure  ,,,,,,, s Ch o o , of greed, that this by no means I The restrictions laced around everbody that holds down a job] "" i" ..... ntr ...........  ........... abol ..... '. ..... P I ...... : , a man s success in this cou Y Mr. and Mrs. James Livingston yes the tqesluent at olame our town revent our receiving can glt Iooo Ier iree, wnat are the tr0 . " ;.' P [ [is fast gitting away from of Hammond and Crosby. He is ', any misdoings but what an mail oct Gods of any kind the pore bums coming to* It t nd color WOUl . . ' , ., Y, g I ..... ' ...... " I number of cars, boa s a married to the former Ann u lmpeaenment o ene f 1 t n a da s a scarcity lOOKS liKe it has got to ne place Arae-, ' .. a d in few y [ ....... [televisions .he s got, and its Travls, daughter of Mr. .and qca and her average citizen of ovislons will ,be noticed in this country wnere ney aln u h n s at t., . . ' P "  ". "] ' '.. [coming .around to the t i'g rs. Troy Travis of Oloster. ms Point of tme Even now coal oil and meal in[no advantage to loafing If finKS ' like food ' W - ' . . ' . . . . I that money can t buy, '. The Livingstons have two daugh- = rust that those who nave lar uantities oannot be had tha work ano pay axes can 111^ . ge q ' ' "i ' Clem said he wouldnt be sur- ters Amy and Lacy ,,= an unholy crusade of the The meat and sugar stock in[git the same benefits as them l,,..oo -n- da,, to read where, ' tlIll ,, . ] , 1 **    -- sty- p Nlxon movement will town is also running low that don t ht a lick it knocks .... .,,, ,A, o , "P to ' .,,, ,,,, ,,,,, ,m,, Lft six consider the welfare of We had the leasure of a call|the starch out of them that the - . P J T-bones to his v:ife, seven{ Jaycees To Sponsor t,-., action as a whole before from J. B. Dawson on Thursday rigger they can allus go thru -orkcho,s to each of his threel - ral., further steps ,which ,w,ho informed us that in the the door on somebody else s vounguns and the remainder of]Halloween Candy Sale Wltl',,Wreck the country along Darrington neighborhood while push. . . . . his estate to be divided amongst ........ - .., me aministration, the corn crop is good, cotton has The subject o working ier a tho vrtnu lvel., of uvernment '.ne woovlne aaycees wm been cut off probably one-half living come up at the country he supported thru the years, stage their .annual Hallowee 8an't fc,rg efore retiring from ast year's .crop, mostly store Saturday night, Mister Actual. Mister Editor, Clem Candy Sale on Monday night, nrday night to set your time from too much rain. Also that 'ees bak an hour, since Natchez is strictly quarantined Continued on Page 4) The Weather no person admitted--while or-" ders are filled by being left near the guard line. Capt. Bramlette, we hear, is at Hot Springs, Ark., being shut off from his home by the nu- Editor, and after studying it ,up one side and down the other, the fellers was general agreed that this country ls working harder and haraer to come up with more and more of less and less. Clem Webster said he re- membered a song that went "I merous quarantine lines, got plenty of nothing," and he el,, Oct, 17 .74 76 51 Mrs. Brown. of Amite County, acid it looks like we're coming au., Oct. 18 0 78 46 lately appointed Post-Mistress to the place we got plenty of 'ri.,at Get'_ . 19 0 79 47 of this town, applied .at the money but nothing to buy. , . ', Oct '20 0 77 43 quarantine station far admis- Josh Cl:vdhopper, that don t utl, ," I " Oct. 21 0 77 44 sign to the town on Thursday, usual have much to say at these on,, Get. 22 " 0 83 56 wli.c,h was refus.ed by he sessions, was disagreed with ue., Oct, 23 0 84 64 guards. Clem. Josh was. of a mind that Oaily Readings: Rainfall 1 9.m. The new gin is turning out money is what's got us in a (@tat'- Temperat.ures fi o, [daily round bales showing tha't bind cause it's going out of Sties f ourtes of t._ urnished c y this style Of ,pressing is in- style. Josh said ,he saw by the . s, Forestry Commission.) creasing In favor, parpers where ,banks w giving hit on somepun. I saw a item in ,the paper where people n this country spent $332 billion in 1971 to buy food, clothes, housing and cars. The same year Americans spent $340 bil- lion to keep up their local, state and federal guvernments. And I reckon they ain't nothing more inflated in this country then guvernment services. Zeke G$ubb put te stopper in the f, eod and service jug, He said his church has a homecom- ing picnic Sunday, and that's one fine service th, at's short on sermon .and long on groceries. Yours truly, Uncle Pete October 29, Reginn'tng at 7:30 p.m. Members of the local chap- ter will make a door-to-door canvass of the community to sell trick or treat Halloween candy as a fund raising project for the Jaycees. Arthur "Dock" Baker Funeral Rites Monday Funeral services for Arthur 7:30 p.m.. with presentation of J. A. Klein. St. Francisville, the homecoming court slated Cecil B. Jones, Meridian. W. I before. he game, beginning at Pipes Jones, Sikeston, Mo., S.]6:30 p.m. A parade will also be Ross Jones, Tall,ahassee, Fla., held in the downtown area at S. Wesley Toal. Long Beach, 2:30 p.m. C 1 i f t o n Mclnnis. Vicksburg, i Division Playoff Nov. 9 W. D. Iellner, Lafayette, La.,I The Ramblers, subdistrict title Norval Yerger, McComb. Robert holders of Class A, will play for Witcher, Baton Rouge, Frank the South Division Class A title Bussell, Jackson, Fred Bush, of the Academy Conference on Jackson, James Butler, retired, Clinton; 1Vr. Hugh B. Jones, Theological School of Sewanee University, Mr. William K. Hart and Mr. Marty Neiser, St. Mi- chael's School. Picayune. Rev. John N, iemeyer. St. Joseph's Catholl'c Church, Woodville, and Rev. O. B. Beverly, Wood- ville Baptist Church. Among the distinguished vis- itors were Miss Charlotte Capers and Mr. James F. Wooldridge of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Also present were descendants of the founder and .first min- ister of St. Paul's, the Rev. James Angel Fox. These in- cluded: Miss Margaret Otis Oo.och of New Orleans, great- granddaughter, Mr. Frank Fox of Baton Rouge, great-.grand- son, and -great -- great ,-- granddaughter Mrs. Linda J. Smith of Baker, La., and h e son, Brian. Three great-nieces included Mrs. J. T. Simmons and Mrs. E. M. Alley of Nava- sofa, Texas, .and Mrs. Fred H. Baton l Alexander of Rouge. The hundreds who ,attended witnessed the minisratio o Holy Baptism at 10:30 a.m., when little Marisa Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Wil- liam Martin of Centreville, was christened. At iI o'clock the magnificent old organ brought to Woodville so long ago by ox cart after being mported f, England vibrated with "The Church's One Foundation" played by Mr. Melvin K. Bruss, guest organist from Crosby. The Rt. Rev. Allin, Bishop of Missiasippl and newly elected Presiding Bish,op of the Episco- pal Church, conducted the Or- der of Confirmation, celebrated Holy Communion, and dedicated two lamps in the rear of the church as memorials to the late Robert M. Redhead. Two wed- ding kneelers to be used at future wedding services were blessed. Following the inspiring ser- mon by Bishop Allin and the sublime service of spiritual re- freshment, the guests were in- vited to dine at tables on the back lawn under the ancient moss-hung trees. Friend.hips renewed and fel- lowship enjoyed preceded the final event of the day-when Woodville's native son, the at. Rev. Girault MeArthur Jones retired Bishop of Louisiana, de- livered to a capacity crowd an historical message much the penalty and failed on their same as was de[lye,red by his second try for point. Early in the final quarter the father, the late Ackland H. Jones. in 1923 at the centennial celebration of St. Paul's. Mr. David C. Bramlette presided at this historical program. The reception which followed was a splendid ending to a memorable day of strengthening the ties that bind families and friend to things celestial. Contributed Baker died at :20 p.m, on Sattrday in a Baton Rouge hos- pital. He was a lifelong resident of Centreville and was a retired "Dock" Baker, 61, were con- ber 22 [meat cutter ducted on Monday, Octo ' I " at 10 a.m. from Newman Fune- 1 Survivors include two sisters, ral Home Chapel in Centrevillc]Mrs. Mary McCoy and Mrs. with the Rev. Ed Causey offi-Blanche Kemp, both of Centre- ciating. Interment was in Oak- i ville, and fore: nieces and five law a Cemetery. I nephews, November 9th. Their likely op- ponent is Walthall Academy of Tylertown, which has one more conference game to, play in which ,they are favored. Should Tylertown win, the champion- ship game will be played tlerc at 7:30 p.m. on November 9. Come From Behind Last Friday night's game op- ened on a defensive note. with neither team able to mount much of an early offensive. Two exchanges of punts, plus one first down by each team fea- tured the action until the clos- ing seconds of the first quarter when CHA recovered a Rambler fumble at the WCCA 39. As the second period opened, the Ramblers took over on downs at their own 22 and mounted a sustained drive which c,cd to the._Cadets' 35 beore a pass intercepti.0n st'mied them Two plays later, however, Jeff Brown covered a CHA fum- ble o regain possession for the Ramblers and they moved in to score. A pass, Bobby Jensen to Tim Gonda. moved the ball to the 5, and Shannon Day crashed in to score. A quarterback keep around right end by Jensen added 2 points to put WCCA in front 8-0. After the kickoff Jensen in- tercepted a Cadet pass and re- turned to the CHA 18 but the ,lamblers could not capitalize on the break and the ball went over on downs at tl]e 14. The Cadets racked up one first down before Brown intercepted a pass at midfield as the first half ended. The third quarter of play definitely belonged to CHA as they maintained possession on all but five offensive plays. The Cadets took the kickoff from their own 15 .and racked up five consecutive first downs as they moved down field to the Ram- bler 6. From there Brad Cal- lender wen't over tackle to scre. A pass failed to convert the point-after and the sore stood at 8-6. On the first play following the kickoff, which Brown returnea to the Cadet 38, the Ramblers fumbled and CHA took over at their 37. Penalties set CHA back to their 20, but from that point the Cadets ran an end around sweep which was good for 50 yards to the WCCA 7. Two plays later Callender hit paydirt to put CHA on top 12-8, A 2-point pass for conversion was good but the Cadets, drew a 15-yard Ram,blers took over on a punt to their own 33 and moved down-field for what proved to be the winning touchdown. The big gainer in .the drive was a screen pass from Jensen to Day which carried to the Cadet 38. Following a series of short gains, Day climaxed the .drive with an 8-yard plunge up the middle for the score. Day also ran the con- version to put the Ramblers on top 16-12. Late in the game Brown in- tercepted his second pass of the night to end a CHA threat and iec the game for the Ramblers. Statistics WCCA CH First Downs 13 10 Net Yards Gained 242 214 Passing 7-3-2 13-3-2 Penalties 85 100 %. , , ..