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Page 2 Published every Friday by TheWoo dvilleRepublican Box 696, Woodville, Miss. 39669 John S. Lewis, Owner &amp; Editor Subscription Rates: One year, $5.fl0 iu Wilkinson County, $6.00 outside county. Six months, $3.00 in county; $3.50 (mt;ide county. Payable in advance. Second Class postage paid at Woodville, Miss. 39669 PREPARATIONS FOR ACADEMY BAZAAR ARE IN PROGRESS Commit'tee members for the Cenreville Academy Bazaar a,re really buzzing. In the needle- work department under the The Woodville RepubllcanWoodvdle, Msisslpi Centreville News im..etDDn.ativjD4mt4mevmn.'i.D1m4mbt)4m.u.n4mb Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. HEMPHILL IN DSC White had as their house guest HALL OF FAME thorough last week his sister, Mrs. Lucy Williams of Mtramar, Fla. During her visit she ac- eomrmnied the Whites to Baton Roue for a visit with their daughter, Miss Lael White, and to St. Fran.ctsville on Sunday 1o visit in the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Ba,rlow, and family. Mr: and Mrs. Gordon Carr spent the weekend in Gulfoort as guests ,in the home of their , son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Johnson, go- tn especially for the Baptismal rites of their granddaughter, lttt.le Jennifer Johnson, at the First Methodist Church in Gulf- }ort on sunday. Melvin Hemphill was one of two fo,rmer star athletes who LETTERS To The Editor October 19, 1973 Dear Sir: I read with considerable in- terest the letter from Supervisor Steve Reed ,which appeaLred in 'our edition the week of Octo- ber 11. Since Mr. Reed made reference to the Mississippi Economic:Council and since Mr. Hale--in .his address which you published  referred ,to the Council, I thought that we should respond to them. Mr. Reed is a former member of the Council, and we valued his membership and his partic- :ipatton with us. Mr. Reed was an active member of the Coun- cil for several years and during his time as member fully par- ticipated with us, voicing ,his opposition to the unit system of county road adminisbratton both in committee 1meetings and in meetings ,of our ,Board of Directors. We appreciated the including former coun,ty engi- neers, attorneys for boards of supervisoJrs, and profession al engineers. In addition to our MEC stud: its, the Council is familiar with studies made :by the Legislature, the nationally recognized Auto- motive Safety Foundation, and othersall of wh,em have rec- ommended the unit system of county road administration. For three consecutive years, 1970-72, the General Legislative Investi- gating Commi'ttee pointed to the wasteful, inefficient system of county road operations and called upon legislators t,o enact the unit system. ,In his comments, Mr. Hale implied 'that the public has never been told that "27 coun- ties have had the unit system and today there are only 2." MEC surveyed county ,govern- ments about three years ago, just prior to a legislative com- mittee hearing, and found that only six ,counties had tried the unit system. leadership of Mrs. J. Carl Peele Mr. =and Mrs. Bob Mitcheltree anl Mrs. W. L. Rushing, you retu,rned :home recen.tly from a will find many interesting and fishing; outin at Toledo Bend, ueful .ifts, old fashi:cned ben- La. l,n route home they stopoed net;, pot holder,s, coke aorons, over in Shrevenort for a visit afghans, dolls, doll clothes, with their relatives, Mr. clad crewel embroidery pillows, and Mrs. S. w. Mitcheltree and Mrs, many other items. Mrs. John E. J. Blake and faintly. k Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green Clar , Jr., arts and crafts chair- man, has several ladies working and children, Joe :and Edna, of with her to create one of the VldaDa, La.. spent Sunday in mot decorative depa,rtments of the home of her oarents, Mr. the bazaar. They will dLsplay dee,,un,,e oures and ,plaques, decora, tor bottles, hand-drawn sketctaes, olanters, bulletin boards, o,intins by local art-] ists. table .Buffle board games, ! and dried flower ,arrangements. nd Mrs. John Vaughan, and family. Mrs. Dermic Nutt, Mrs. W. L. Rushing, Mrs, Earl DuBose, and Mrs. Ben Jones attended the St. Andrew'S Ettscopal Church Ba- za,r in Jackson last Thursday. Mss Irma Butler of Cen.tre- ,were inducted into the Delta fact that he supported the gen- State College Hall of Fame dur- oral objectives of the Council ing halftlme ceremonies of Sat- and participated With us even though there WaS an honest aturday'Scleveland.DSC'Try State game difference of opinior .about the i unit system. The addition of Hemphill and However, I must challenge his Arlis Ricks gives the three-year- statement that MEC ' is trying old sports hall of fame a total to ram down the throats of the of eight members. Hemphill won varsity letters in football, basketball and ten- his while attending Delta State from 1936-38. He quarterbacked the fo, otball team and was a guard on the first DSC team to advance to the national bas- ket.ball finals. He was also Delta State's top tennis player during the period. The Council reoognizes that significant improvements have been made in county govern- ment in Mississippi over the past few years and ,commends those county officials leading the way in these improvements. At the same time, we are con- taxpayers of 'this stvte a man-vinced that we ,will not ,enjoy datory anit: system ,bill, some- the efficienctes taxpayers de- thing that may sound good, but erve and expect until we adopt somethfiZig they know absolutely nothing about." MEC is not trying to "ram down the throats of the tax- payers" .a, andatory, unit sys- tem bill or any other legisla- UGh The Council. , does support a mandatory unit.system for all the unit sysem statewide. I am sure you are aware of the series of meetings the Coun- cil has scheduled over the next two weeks, for the purpose of discussing the county unit leg- lslatdon. Once meeting will be held .in your areaat Southwest If you are t,lented in .making] Following graduation. Hemp- thin.s for either of the above [ and bet si,t.er and niece, Mrs. decartments please contact the a' V. Ratcliff and Mrs. Mary B. hill spent 14 years as head foot- chairman. Watch your paper ] Rateltff, both of Ltbertv. at- Jball coach and athletic director e'eb week for more details of t, en-tled the mite River Home-linAmory,pUbliCclarksdaleSChOols atandCentreville,MeComb. tlaese and other deg,rtments. ]comin Sunday. Snendtn the weekend with He was the first president ,of counties: .,and we will actively support this ,recommendation ,in the 1974 seasion of the Legis- lature, as 'we have ,done for the past several legislative sessions. Our members, as taxpayers, roe- Junior College, Bryan Hall, 2:00 p.m.. Thursday, November 1. We invite you, Mr. Reed, other coun- ty officials..and any interested citizens of your county to at- tend this meetln. the their ,arert.s. Mr. and. Mrs. Arrivig for a viHt in hqmP nf Mr. and M,,s. T. A. I l,,erson McKev. were Mr. and -rumfiold and mother. Mrs. zrs. Dnnn|e Wenel of Foley, Della Parker. were Mrs. laz Ala.. and Bubba McKev, a stu- UTmPr and her san and dough- dent at Mimissiont State. direeto,r of admissions for the school. His wife is the former Miss the Delta State Athletic Alumni ognize the inefficiencies .and Association and later became was,t, eful expenditur,es involved in the present ,beat system and feel that the organization has both the ight and the respon- -- and Mrs Guy Womble of  Christine Richardson, daughter sibility to try to educate the . Mr ter-!:-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ken " - ' ' ests Fri ]of Mrs. C. J. Richardson and Zonesville ba were gu .] ......... general public about the ineffi- nell U)mr.r. all of Laurel. ,'. ' . - . "_ ..... me lae mr mcnarason oI wen- jay aria auraay m me nome ltr e tlle " cienctes of the present system. of her sister. Mrs. Edna Dalton. I v . .: I would further challenge Mr. I !r and Mrs. Harry Smithhad] ' Reed's statement that MEC last week's visitors in their home I TOWN CLUB MEETS "knows ,absolutely n.o t h i n g" :i,,ndMVS.'%ilUIehnter-i;i:i,:,M,r,. and Mrs. C.W. Wright The Counc,, made its first re tires via l eniertained ,members ,and guests :of Memnhis. Other *.la." :, . study of county government in Finally, Wilkinson County cit- izens may be interested in a comparis,cn of county road ex- penditures between Coahoma County, one county on the unit Even if you have only a few years un- tU retirement, a Farm Berea life insurance program can still help pro- vide extra income for those retire- ment yeals, Start preparing for your financial needs before it's too late. Call your local Farm Bureau insur- ance agent today about preparing for tomorrow. Richard F laccomio 88g-3661 or 4612 Bex 444 WoodviHe, Miss. system, and Wilkinson County. These statisitics are not based on MEC studies but are based on reports received from the Mississippi State Highway De- partment. cr the yea.r 197!, Coahom County maintained 621 mlles of c, cunty roads with 39.8 percent tin- them included Mr and lot the Town Club at an ,outdoor tle mid-1950's and, following . _ ::. a,, - '"-od I party at their residence on that study, recommended for Mrs. towar Hugnes oi wo -i brdcre Virginia ' ]Tuesday evening. Co-hosts for the first time the unit system rt"-f town 'uests in the[the covered dish ,affair were Mr. of county road administration.  -u-- . ' ,' ,;_-' ,,o_land Mrs Billy McGregor and The question of county unit has name or Mr. 'anct Mrs. iN l . - ....... 'Tnehr BI ;eekenodf wHar[tieM:' M;eacnrats fi:UnY been reconsidered' almost every were year since that time by mem- ,n ":' . _ _;; ,_v_;[appr0priately in the Halloween hers of the Council. MEC mcm- nllr, Marion uP'< o[  u  , . "eex" and Mrs Haskel Frazter] mtff' bers involved .in these studies ^, #,'o,,h ;, t -]sn vLtn,I Foil,owing the delicious supper, have included business and pro- ! w:ewbr?2t iisMteel nl'-'lr'' tghesthlrtnYo;nd ,ae em::ring anod ]in[ fessionalthe principlesleaders knowledgeable, of manage- Mr. and Mrs. Wexler White entertainment, mont, former county officials ZacharY, La Mr. and Mns. Wilton CRuSty and children of Huntsville. Ala., arived here last week for a visit with hts parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Causey. Sunday vis- itors in the Causey home Were anent ,veral days last week on tb Ouif Coast ,s uests of his LIBRARY NEWS moeber. Mrs. Raymond White, ad family. The Kevin Peele VanCleave M.,,s. R. E. Fortenberrv. fir., Memorial Library has a .compiled and sou. Rodnev. of Columbia ltst of services for the elderly agent, the weekend wlt, her in Wilkinson County. If you are mlo*;her. Mrs. ft. M. McCalae. interested in such informaton, Sturdav vsttors included ,n- come by the library. We will be of,her" daughter. Mrs. R. M. glad to show it to you.--Helen Anders. and son, Brent, from Dalton, Librarian. Centreville Academy NEWS The Tiger '74 staff ann,ounces that it will sponsor its annual Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and Halloween Carnival in the gym- family of Mobile. Ala., and his natorium next Tuesday night, mother, Mrs. A. Q. Smth of October 30, from 6:30 'til 9:90. Centreville. ,and Mr. and 1Vtrs. There will be prizes for the best Maurice Burnham of Norwood, costumes, cakewalks, apple bob- La. bing and a haunted house. The of those roads paved, and an average cost per mile for main- tenance of $547. Wilkinson County maintained 417 miles of county roads with 22 percent paved, and an aver- age annual cost per mile for maintenance of $769. Sincerely, Bob W. P.tttman .General Manager Mississippi Economic Counel/ Now that Cool Weather has arrived, come by and see our Fall selections of clothes. They are both warm and stylish. We have sizes and selections to suit almost anyone. Stop by and see us today. Virginia Lynn's Parkmeadow Centreville 1 , staff promises that anyone who comes will have lots of good eld-fashioned Halloween fun. The Tiger '74 staff also an- nounces that they are now ac- cepting orde,rs for the yearbook ,which will be delivered in April. The price of the book will be the same that it ".has been since 19707--$6.00. The regular third-Thursday PTC .meeting was postponed un- til the fourth Thursday, Octo- ber 25. On November 1, School Days make-up pictures will be made Just before noon. A photogra- pher .will be here that day to take group pictures of all our teams and organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Sherill Murrah and two sons of Baker, LR.. spent the weekend with Centrevllle relatives. Weekend and Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lea McKey included Mr..and Mrs. Horace Cowe and spn, Tlmmy, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Tay- lor ,,and son, David Lee, Mrs. Stevie Crowe, Miss Charlotte Elby, Mr, ,and Mrs. 'nile Grim- meau, Mrs. ,Emma Collete, and Mrs. Mamie Price, tll of BAton Rouge. 85th BIRTHDAY SALE Save p to 50% off and morn ...... It s Cole s greatelt Sale 0f the Yearl thanks a million Woodville for 85 gJorlous years. IRegFster daily for 'free door prizes ... 'nothing to b,uy value 10 eked daysI Ill] I t Friday, October 26, 1973 --I NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS of the TOWN OF CENTREVILLE It is proposed by the Town Board that your city property tax be increased by more than 300% (tripled). Do you agree? If not, join others who do not at a special Town Board meeting at 7i30 p.m., October 30, 1973. (Citizens for Fair Taxes) I __ I I , . II I 1 SalesTool Fire Insurance Business Machine i News Line IT'S A BARGAIN. Think how mtmh yoUr.phor means to you... 1888' how little your telel:hone costs per day. Use it. 1973 , N N South Central Bell ( '" 'Mi==i'ssiPPi Iopie Keeplng;Ou Inch 11I