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November 16, 1973     The Woodville Republican
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November 16, 1973

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f'(7,O Z] LOCALS STORK SHOWER HONORS MRS. AUDREY ENLOW Mrs. Aud,rey Enlow of the Wilkinson community was hon- ored recently at a stork shower by Mrs. Margaret Arnold, Mrs. Earline Lanehart and Mrs. Royce Lanehart at the home of Mrs, Arnold. Games were played and the honoree received many useful and attractive gifts. Refresh- ments of punch and assortad cockles were served. NO MASS SATURDAY AT ST. JOSEPH'S There will be no Saturday af- ternoon Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on November 17. The Masses on Sunday, NO- vember 18. will be held as sched- uled: 7 a.m. at Fort Adams and 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's. Mrs, John T. Turner, Miss Gwen Turner, and Mrs, Alma Denstel soent the ,weekend in Ho.ston, Texas. visiting Mr, and Mrs. John T. Turner. Jr.. and daughter. Denise. and their new son, Trey. Anyone interested in playing basketball with the town ladies' team which will meet the WCCA grls on December 4 in a benefit pame is asked to contact Mrs. Pal Cavin at 888-6436 or Mrs. Dug Bell at 888-4553. Mr. and Mrs. C. W, Shrader and daughter, Miss Debbie Shrader, of Baton Rouge and a classmate of Miss Sh,rader's at Southea,stern. Miss Karyl Skokan of Florida. suent the past week- end here witt] Mrs. Shrader's parents, Mr. and rs. W. C. Lowry. Coming here last Sunday to join Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Catch- ms in a joint celebration of their wedding anniversary and Mrs. Catchings' birthday were Mr. and Mrs, Jimmy Randall and family of Pinckneyvllle. Mr. and Mrs. Rory Randall. and Mr, Bill Catchings of USM, Hatties- burg. They joined Mr. and Mrs. "Putt" Randall and son who were weekend guests at the Catchings home. Friends extend sympathy to Mrs. Johnnie Mae Williams in the death of her grandmother. Mrs. Bessie Cloy Arnold of Mead- ville, wh,o passed away Monday night of this week at the age of 97. Mrs A,rnold fell and broke her hip a week earlier and had been under treatment at Frank- lin County Memorial Hospital since that time. Funeral services were held on Weflnesdav a 2 p.m. from Ozlons Baptist Church in Meadvllle, I BLIY I I The Wondv;lle P, eoublican, Woodvflle, Mississippi .r-,.,, .... hl,.-mI.-- 1  107.':I MP00L Supports National Ener00ly Conservation Program TO THE PEOPLE OF WESTERNMISSISSIPPI: Mississippi Power & Light Company supports the national energy conservation policies and is asking the people of western Mississippi to take positive steps to save all energy possible during the present national fuel crisis. While we have the generating plants and the lines to get electric power to our customers and the Electric Power Associations and Municipal Systems supplied by MP&L, the national fuel situation has posed serious problems in securing adequate supplies of boiler fuel to run our plants. The situation has arisen through no fault of MP&L, and has been caused by conditions completely beyond our control. Positive Energy Saving Steps Here are some things MP&L urges you to do NOW: I[1) Use only lights and lighting which are actually needed; (2) Set thermostats no higher than 68 degrees; (3) InsUre that all buildings are properly insulated =.- and that doors and windows are protected against heat losses; [4) Maintain heating systems to insure most efficient operation; (5) Close off rooms and heating to rooms when not in use; ([6) Cut off television sets when not in use; ([7) Don't waste hot water; and ([8) Use appliances such as dishwashers, clothes dryers, etc., with full loads only. These energy-saving steps are applicable, regardless of the basic energy sources which may be used. Voluntary reduction in use of electricity will do a lot to help get through the,emergency situa- tion by helping conserve fuel supplies. It can go a long way toward preventing the more drastic step of power interruption. Major Steps To Secure Fuel The Company is leaving no stone unturned in efforts to secure additional supplies of fuel to run generating plants. MP&L's plants are designed primarily to burn natural gas in generating electric power, with fuel oil as an emergency source. The Company is currently carrying out a $50 million program to adapt its plants for better use of fuel oils. Conversion of MP&L plants to coal operation is virtually impossible. Other steps taken by MP&L, in addition to worldwide fuel oil purchase efforts, include exploration ventures to seek new Mississippi gas supplies, participation in construction of a 186 mile gas pipeline to deliver intra-state gas to its Jackson Rex Brown Plant, purchases of electric energy from' other companies when available, participation in organization of a fuels company which has a wide range of programs for obtaining fuels for generating plants, and the undertaking of various legal mea- sures and actions with governmental a.qencies and officials, where appropriate. Energy Crisis The present situation relating to MP&L elec- tric power generation is caused by the following: (1) the national energy crisis (including the effect upon it from the international situation); (2) the national fuel allocation program-- particularly as it affects use of No. 2 fuel oil in electric power plants; and (3) the actions taken by a major gas supplier acting under authorizations of the Federal Power Commission, which have denied MP&Lthe use of natural gas to run our generating plants despite the fact that we have firm contracts with this gas supplier to run our largest plants until 1993. These conditions are costing our customers money and posing inconveniences to them. Until the latest federal fuel oil allocations and gas curtailments, it had been the belief of MP&L officials that under long range fuel oil and gas purchase contracts sufficient fuel had been secured to meet customers' electric power needs. However, these latest actions are posing additional problems. Need Sound National Program The public needs to understand, also, that everyone is for clean air. clean water, and protec- tion of the environment. The nation has been plunged int 9 th,e energy crisis because through laws passeo by Congress and actions of federal agencies an unwise effort has been made to clean up environmental problems on a "crash" basis rather than in an orderly manner. These actions by Congressional and federal agencies have: (1) dep'wed the nation of the use of a great portion of its abundant coal supplies; (2) delayed construc- tion and use of nuclear power plants; (3) hampered oil and gas exploration; (4) delayed oil refinery construction-and thus caused the shortages. People need to realize that our national surviva! is seriously threatened. Sensible correc- tions must be made in national legislation and in the actions of governmental agencies under such legislation so that the nation will have a sound energy policy. On a long range basis an expanded research and development .program and the rapid develop- ment of new plants using coal and nuclear fuel are major parts of the answer to the nation's energy needs. For the people of Mississippi it is essential that the construction of MP&L.'s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station must be completed without delay. Appreciation Expressed We ask the patience and understanding of our customers in these energy crisis days. Rest assured that MP&L people and all of those in associated Middle South companies are doing everything within our power to meet the energy. needs of this dynamic area. The situation thrust upon us !s caused solely by forces beyond our control; but we wil! work unceasingly--as we have for over 50 years--to provide the electric energy needs of our customers. We are deeply grateful for the cooperation always displayed by Mississippi people. / , // Donald C. Lutken, President +3,+ +. +.+IPJ +:+ + + ISSISSiPPI POWER & LIGHT 1 50 Years Helping B#//d M/ssissippi MIDDLE SOU'[ It UTIL!UES SYSTEM t ....... ,, , , [:,