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Volwne 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi 00ocalisms Where do your Federal tax dollars go? to Tax Foundation, Iac., federal tax collections will lacrease about $385 per house- hold in the government's fiscal ; Year ending June 30, 1974. Based on a booming ec,onomy, From The Files Of The Republican Woodville, Mississippi 39669 "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS GORDON H. GETER SEEKS J.P. POST OGrdon H. "Buddy" Geter this week announced that he has qualified as a candidate for the special election for the office of 25 YEARS AGO t Justice of the Peace Mrs. E. F. Ayrand and Mrs. I Fifth District of Serio, of McComb, spent Tues- day here with Mrs. H. L. Phares. Mrs. Carrol Smith spent the past weekend in Carlisle, Ark., visiting elatives. Mrs. W. F. Tucker has recently returned home fr,om a visit to two of her daughters, Miss Lil- lion Tucker at Tallulah Falls, of the Wilkinson County ,which will be held ,on November 2'0. "To the Voters of the Fifth District: "I wish o .formally ,announce my candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace of the Fifth District of our county. ',i am a lifelong resident of ra0re and higher incomes, and highe, social security taxes Go., and Mrs. Joe K. Jenkins our county and am thoroughly ext January, the government l at Greensboro, N.C. familiar with our people and .recently upped tax collection Miss Mildred Bynum, a mem- both our needs and ur prob- estimate t 9a billion This bet of the faculty of the local ilem s on the local level. I have is eaual  ', -sehold sc'hools last year, came over I alo .had considerable experi- 1 rom'3ltle',revous 121from Sicily Island, La., last lence in law enforcement work ta0nths ..... weekend for a visit at the home]i n our county which I feel will i  _ " _ . . !of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Lessley.!be of great value in fitting me aerYOU are a memo.el, m an I Mr. G. A. Wettlin,has returnedlto serve .as your Justice of the ^,age nousenom, ms s noW!fro m his stay during the warm IPeace uur $3,686 will be spent' Health ' " au h  " weather months with his d g ,, ad Welfare 1 423' National I : . . - I take this means of respect- I)efe .... ,.., ' ..... I ter and son in Californm. e fully soliciting your vote and l.e, l,llZ; nexes ,otlmad e the return trip this week 4,,,,.i , m. hohlf i +hp us, $338" Veterans BeneIis,, . , " ................. .' " ............. $161;  ...... a m ....... r-to New Qrleans by plane, where special election on November 20, tation,"'5"9;  Elucaton",and , he was met by his: daughter, and assure you that if you see Mrs C M Treppenaam aini ......... "--'^, .........  .... fit to elect ,me I will always h ,,, o, c,, ,,,- Mr and lrs Lawrence Kaig arin  0,, .... .9. I - strive to serve all of our citi- a- .o, ,; ,, .......... ,..o, l ler, of New Orleans, spent the , ,,, pffieientlv nd im- ,,SlX other minor categories weekend in Woodvllle visiting '':'lv'" .................. ung $195. ' ..... his mother. Mrs. W. T. Kaigler, Respectfully, We believe that you. tile tax- and other members of his fam- Gordon H. "Buddy" Geter er, should be reminded just'fly here. On Sunday they on- Will foot the bills when joyed a visit with their former hear our state and local shool teacher, Miss Mittie F. officials speak of Fugler. at Oakdale Plantation. Federal funds for cer- The sixteen pupils of Mrs. Projects. J R. Hamilton's Kindergarten a rnere jus ain't no such thin Class ,enjoyed much her cele- l  free government money. It bration of her little grand- .YoU, dear taxpayexs, who will daughter's, Lind a, Roberts', fay .through the nose for each fourth birthday the past Friday. every expenditure of They ,went around to her home ",ars. publie lf, or the latter part of their school period that morning and .A fellow newspaperman re- had the usual birthday refresh- '*"'Y suggested a novel andments and noise maker toys as p e appr.oach to the need for lfavors. ',, tettrn to law and order in Mrs. Charles W. Sockett en- t action. He opined that since I tertained a few relatives and :_thiag the government runs or tfrienfls at an informal coffee pary ,on Wednesday morning in . the federal government take honor of Mrs. John J. Edwards . l^:'tols seems to pay, why not [L er all of Washington, D. C.. guest at crime? It would soon ...o regulation-riddled and the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Plleated that most crimi- Stockett. '',,: out of desperation, would 5O YEARS AGO .ely resort to honest work ead. Coffee Too High: Chicago -- * * Ten cents for a cup of coffee is too much, aececding to Jo- seph Rushewtcz, Secretary of the City Council's high cost com- mittee Investigation, he said, shows the actual eost per cup to be: Coffee bean, c; Cresum 1!/2c; Sugar, 3q0c. Total less han 2%e. Five cents would be a fair price, he said. Messrs. D. H. Carter and M. D Nettles, of Cold Springs, we,re visitors, to Woodvflle on Tues- day afternoon. Mr. C. C. Germany of Centre- ville was a business visitor to Woodvllle for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. S. C. Bull, Cashier of the in 1962 he assumed the Commercial Bank, rettrned of city clerk, a job he home Tuesday from a two days' un,til his retiremen iri visit to relatives in Greenville. Mr. H. E. Allen recently pur- chased fr, om Mr. C. M. Trep- pendahl the residence in this town formerly owned and oc- cupied by Nrs. Pat Locke. and moved into it with his wife last week. E. Richardson, I'oal Native, Dies I00Ii Thibodaux (t.neral services were held on ber 23 for E. E. Richardson, Thibodaux, La., city Who died in that city on 22. He was 75. native of Woodville. he .t9 Thibodaux about 1935 u, Worked for Southdown and for Thomson Ma- maery Company for several of this year. Was the husband of the Mathilde Chaiss,on. He is Survived by three sons, E., Jr., of New Orleans. It. of Big Flat Ark., and R. Richardson of Mar- t La. Mr. J E. Thomas. who be- lie Yeas also the brother of sides filling the office of Mar- I%later R. Richardson of Zach- shal of this town most accept: Miss Mabel Richardson of ably, is a first-class piscatorial La., James G. Richard- artist, made the record oatch of Harrison, Arthur Rich- of trout for this section of the Headstart Program In Area Shut Down The office of Child Develop- met in Atlanta has temporarily shut cown the million dollar Headstart program in Amite. Pike and Wilkinson Counties. According to Izeal Bennett. ex- ecutive director of Sou.thwest Msisissippi Opportunity, Inc., the Headstart central office in Liberty ha received orders from HEW-OCD officials to ,cease operation until audit exceptions have been cleared and 8rant application has been submitted to the Office of Child Develop- ment for approval or disap- proval. Bennett said he expected the 47 Headstart centers to be back in operation in mid-November. Southwest Mississippi Opportu- nity, Inc., has applied for an operating grant of $930,858 of Meridian. Frank B. lardson and Mrs. Alice of St. Joseph, La. Richardson m also sur- by 12 grandchildren. was in St. John Epis- "Mausoleum.- Thibodaux Comet Friday, November 2, 1973 Established In 1824 Weather ,county last week when he brough,t home two trout that Weighed fourteen pounds, one eight-pounder and one six. That's .a catch hard to ,beat, and it is no "fish stGry" either. 75 YEARS AGO Messrs. Dorsey Glass and D. Stuart of M, orning Glory were in town Wednesday. Fort Adams has bottled her- which would fund the 17 head- start centers and staff offices at Glostr, Liberty and the regional office in Pike County. SMO employs approximately SW Miss. To Host Assistant Secretary O.; Agriculture Assistant Secretary of Ag, ri- culture for Rural Development Will Erwin will tour eleven Southwest Mississippi counties on November 8. His visit to this area is being sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts with all the agricultural agencies assist- ing in planning the activities scheduled for this event. The purpose of this visit is to show and inform him of the resources of our area and the need for their development. It is hoped he will acquire some understanding of the type of Rural Development Program necessary o f u 11 y develop the economic opportunities of Southwest Mississippi. A tour by .helicopter will begin at Copiah-IAncoln Junior College after a breakfast meet- ing. The City of Natchez will ente,rtain the touring goup a luncheon. G. C. Golden, Wilkinson County ASCS executive director, will join the group at Natchez and act as guide and narrator on the helicopter ,tour over Adams, Wilkinson. Amite and Pike Counties. He will also in- form Mr. Erwtn of the develop- merit needs ,of the rea to fully utilize the productive resources of land and people in these counties. The tour flight will end on the Reed Herring dairy farm in Walthall County at 3 p.m. Here, Mr. Erwin will ;be allowed to visit with dairymen, 4-H, FFA, and othex interested youth groups. The final activity scheduled is an address by Mr. Erwin at Percy Quinn State Park at 7 ,p.m., Thursday, N(vembe" 8. The public is invited to attend both the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. event. Hefidstart workers. The program, provides pro-school services and training for 850 children ages four and five. Office of Child Development audit exceptions were pertain- ing to xental fees charged in 27 centers during 1969 and 1970, according to Director Bennett. O the r deficiencies included minutes of meetings which had not been signed and improper travel vouchers, the drector said. Last year the agency oper- ated 22 Headstart centers in the 275 persons, 250 of which are .tri-county area. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says I II lllll t ll)!  -- _ . -- -- 1 I I , I DEAR MISTER EDITOR: ing dog days when news is Does happenings run in cycles, or is it the reporting ,of ,the doings in this world that acts like a broken record ever onct n a while? This question was studied up one side and down slack, but in the last couple of months we've had a flock of UFO sightings all the way from Mississippi o Mosc,ow -- and right in the middle of all the other news. Ed said they really might be somepun to this UFO the other by the fellers at %he business ,after all, if it's going country store Saturday night, to keep making the papers right After the discussion it was along witl Agnew, inflation and general agreed, Mister Editor, the Mideast. that news is like wimmen's Clem Webster said he had clothes, it's got to keep up with been reading a'bout the strange the fashions of the day. One lights and the spaceships, and season the skirts is all you hear lh e had saw where a perfessor about, and the next time you. that studies the stars at North- look the gals has fergot wuther skirts is short or long, but they're all wearing the same wooden sole shoes with big clod- hopper heels. The fellers is con- vinced that's the way it is with news. For a solid month, allowed Ed Doolittle, all you can read about in the papers is inflation. Back in the summer we had the watergate hearings, Ed went on, and inflation was off somewhere shifting fer itself. First thing you know omebody has come up with a new disease, and we read about thtt for a week. But comes the World Series and western University said flat out the visitors was from another planet. What's worrying him n:ow, declared Clem, is that all of em wants to visit us, but none of em wants .to live here. They've all took off in a hurry after a quick look around. Maybe, Clem said. they know somepun we don't, Actual, broke in Bug Hookum, the reported visits of UFOs has been in this country. Bug said he saw by the papers where Russian scientists had reported picking up strange radio "pulses" they figgered ,was .another world trying to git in touch, but they RAMBLER HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN Queen Cissy Jackson and King Scott Percy are shown last Friday as they reigned over the Wilkinson County Christian Academy homecoming festivities, which included a parade in downtown Woodville in the afternoon and presentation in pre- game activities that evening. I1|I Oct. 24 0 85 54 Ocf.  25 0 85 55 (,ct. 26 0 84 56 Oct. 27 0 83 55. , OCt., 28 ,05 87 56 ", OCt. 29 0 65 40 Oct. 30 O 75 39 Readings: Rainfall 1 / p.m. TemDe:'al,ur 5 o v self up as to the Natchez boats medical research is dead for the and the county will complete dur,atl.on. Hurricane season allus that part of the operation. Wednesday was perhaps one of the dullest days Woodville has ever had. No better illustra- tion of the general stagnation of business can be had than the fact that up to 4 o'clock p.m. on that day not a single cent had been taken in nor a single is cause to keep the Weather on the front page for a spell, Ed added. Latelly, said Ed, we've had plenty of new news like the same old war between the Aabs and the Jews and the Vice Presidenk quitting, and that is what is so puzzling about all furnished courtesy oft letter cancelled at the Post the UFOs. Ed said people usual Forestry Commission.) Office see ,all these flying objects dur- .in't had any visit. So the UFOs don% want to git clost to Russia. Isaac Cornfodder. that don't have much to saY at the country sto,re sessions, said that explains they iS intelligent le behind them UFOs. Isaac said fer his money ussia ain't even a nice place to visit. Yours truly, Uncle Pete Number 22. Ramblers Lose To Liberty; To Host Centreville The Amite School Corporation Rebels from Liberty completely overwhelmed the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Ramblers here last Friday night in a battle of unheated elevens. walloping the Ramblers 49-6 to mar the local homecoming cele- bration. The Rebels took the lead on their second possession of the night and scored in every quarter as they dominated play throughout, grinding ou nearly 400 yards on the ground plus 65 by air. Homecoming King and Queen Scott Percy and Cissy Jackson and their court were presented to the record crowd on hand in re-game ceremonies. Host Centreville Friday The Ramblers. who now boast an 8-i record for the season, will play host to their tradi- tional rivals, the Centreville Academy Tigers, on Friday night of this week. The Tigers are 4-4 on the season to date. Centre- ville has dominated the series in recent years, having downed the Ramblers in their last six meetings dating back to 1967. Prior to that. Woodville had a nine-game winning streak going.' over their cr, oss-county rivals between the years 1959 and 1966. t The teams met twice in 1963. [ Nettles pass on the Rambler 2 and was tackled in his own end zone when he gave ground in an atcmpt to outrun a Rebel tackler. Score 9-0. The Ramblers took over on their own 18 following an ex- change of punts and moved to the Liberty 40 before losing the ball on downs As the second quarter began the Rebels again ground out infantry yardage dcwnfield to the 2-yard stripe, and from there Nettles plunged ove,r on a quarterback keeper. Prestridge's kick made the score 16-0. Liberty struck twice more be- fore halftime, with Wall going in from 4 yards out after a sus- tained drive and again when Nettles intercepted a Rambler pass and ran to the WCCA 20. From there Nettles hit Butch Lee on a 20-yard scoring strike in the closing second of the Centreville Board Hears Objections To Assessment Raise A number of taxpayers of the Town of Centreville attended a meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the town on Tuesday night of this week to object to a proposed increase in assessed valuation for ad valorem tax purposes which had been adopted by the board. The meeting was held as a routine requixement for the purpose of hearing objections by taxpayers to assessments for the coming yea: Allthough n,o .change in the 12-mill t,ax levy of the Town of Centreville had been voted by the board, an increase had been adopted in base rates used for setting assessed valuation of property, officials stated. The mayor and board reviewed a number of petitions protest- ing the increase, and also met with Attorney Ron Senko. legal counsel for a group of protest- ing taxpayers Senko presented formal objections to the action of the board, pointing out that the new tax base assigned for the year 1973 represents ,an in- crease of 212% from the base used f.or assessment purposes the previous year. Town Attorney James E. Wil- kerson. Jr., answered questions and objections of several indi- vidual taxpayers during the meeting. Following the hearing of ob- jections, the mayor .and board voted to approve the tax rolls with.cut change. Senko stated on Wednesday morning that his clients were "considering an appeal of their objections to Circuit Court." Union, Crown Sign when the Ramblers downed the t Tigers 32-6 in ,a division playoff t title battle. I Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. Fri- day on Rambler Field in the I regular season finale for WCCA. The Tigers have one remaining first half. Prestridge's fourth Strike PAT was blocked and the seorc .omracT; (Continued on Page 8) Ended Monday Dr. Hughes Named To Who's Who In America game on their slate, against Columbia Academy there on November 9. Coach Don Alonzo of WCCA listed the following as his prob- able offensive starters f, or Fri- day night's game: Tim Gouda and Tom Willis, ends; Ronnie Hattiesburg Dr. William E. Arnold and Dennis Canov.a, Hugt]es, chairman of the de- tackles; Mike McGraw and partment of physics and astron- f . , , .f omy at the Umvesty of South- Sammy Robertson, guards, Jel . . . . Hewes, center; Bobby jensen, l ern.isssspp, w^as chosen to quarterback: Shannon Day and be hseo m ne m edition of Ricky Lambert. halfbacks; and Who's Who in America. Mark Curry, fullback. Dr. Hughes is a native Missis- Malleus of CA!sippiance theclaren E. son of Mr. and Mrs. Coach Mike listed his probable offensiVe l , . Hughes of Centre- ville He s sarters as: Randy Poole and . ' married o the for- Members of three locals of the United Paperworke,rs Interna- tional Union at the St. Francis- ville mill of Crown-Zellerbach and officials of the paper com- pany signed a new three-year contract Monday, ending a strike which had been m progress since September 17. Terms of the agreement had been up- )roved at a meeting on Sunday ,fternoon Workers began reo turning to their jobs on Tues- day. Terms of the new contrae included a general wage in- orease of seven percent in the first year with a minimum in- crease of 30 cents an hour with additional wage increases of seven ,percent in .the second and third years of the contract. Other provisions included im- provements in g,roup insurance, pension plan. and an increase in vacation provisions, officials said. Tie six-week strike at the St. Francisville 'mill was the first since .the plant there was opened 14 years ago. About 800 union members are covered by the new contract w, hich was signed on Monday. The Mayor's Corner ... Joe Noland, ends; Benny Poole mer Nancy C. Farr of Clinton. We have a parking problem and R. L. Frazier, tackles; Mike A graduate of USM and the at certain times on particular Rish and Gary Easterling, University of Alabama, Dr. days and this effects the busi- guards; Don McCraine, center; Hughes has taught at the Uni- hess men and women more than David McKey, quarterback; versity of Alabama, John B. the potential customers. There- Stoney Loftin and Bobby Rich- Stetson University, and USM. He fore, I am requesting that some mond, halfbacks; and Buddy joined the USM faculty in 1958 consideration be given by the Stutzman, fullback, and became department chair- business people and their era- man in 1969. ployees to the following con- Liberty Overpowering He is an active researcher in sidexations to help alleviate the Following the Ramblers' kick- physics with contributions in situation: off into the end zone to open the areas of microwave instru- 1. Some business people live last Friday night's game. the mentation, magnetic resonance near enough to their business two teams exchanged fum,b]es and x-ray crystallography, to walk to work. in the first two .minutes of During the Korean Conflict, 2. Certain lots behind some play. Bobby Jonson fell on a Dr. Hughes served with the Navy buildings .are av,ailable. Rebel fumble at the Liberty 29, aboard the USS Grand Canyon. 3. use streets that are traveled but four plays later Kent Camp- After discharge :from active lightly, a couple of blocks from .bell covered a Rambler bobble duty, he continued with the your business. on the 10-yard line. From there Navy through various reserve The police department re- the Rebels put together a sus- un, its. one of them being the quests thai business men and tained drive which netted six Hattiesburg unit. women who rel urn to their bus- consecutive first downs to carry Dr. Hughes is also listed in iness etablishments after clos- to the Rambler 2. Tailback Jed American Men of Science, Per- ing hours t.o please inform the Wall drove over right tackle .to sonalities of the South, and the police at phone number 888-4411 score, and Steve Prestridge National Register of'Prominent or 888-3511 The police do check kicked the point-after to put American's .and International the doors and could possibly Liberty on top 7-0. Notables. think the owner was a burglar. Following the kickoff, the He is a member of the First If any business person does not Ramblers fumbled again with Baptist Church where he wish to ,have his establishment Butch Lee recovering on the teaches a sixth grade Sunday checked, please notify us. WCCA 28. On the next play Jeff School class. He belongs to the I G.J. Gouda. Mayor Brown intercepted an Alton Hattleburg Rotary Club. J Town of Woodvitl