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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Localisms by Lewis. In this day and age it appears to us that most American,s, this Writer included, spend far too ranch time kicking and com- 91cluing, with too little thought .given day by day to our multi- Ude of blessings. It is therefore dOUbly satisfying to .welcome ce again that good old tradi- 10aal holiday -- Timnksgiving "- the" oldest traditional holiday Uaique to America. Giving thanks on the fourth hursflay in November always 0aJures up a picture of the Pilgrims and other early settlers d the legenda, ry hardships ley faced in the wilderness of NOrth America. It is well to re- ember that North merica in e early 1600's was not the IIaited States and that the From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " ,|||UHn.IlmlS,*.g|.OWm|IIH,.,lUlm|II|IUH||0n,I,I|00|I0|"|O|' 25 YEARS AGO Mrs. Robert Lewis and Mrs. John S. Lewis and vwo children left on Thursday for a stay of several days in Baton Rouge with members of their families. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Stockett had her brother, Mr. Isaac Wal- ton and his wife. of Oklahoma City, Okla., as their guests for several flays the first of the week. Mr. Richard Smither, a for- mee resident who has made his home in Jackson for the past year and a half, has .moved back to this county and is now making his home at the family residence on Highway 24. Elliot Chisholm is receiving the congratulations of his friends on'his success as agent e0ple who came here then for the New Orleans newspapers. ew only that they were in a He w.as presented with a hand- J. 0Stile wilderness. From their some gold wrist watch last Sun- enUous foothold on the edge day by the management of the f an unknown continent grew Times-Picayune because of his e English Colonies. The con- high percentage in the increase Ction that government derives of saIes, the second time he has rOWer from the ,people and that thus been the recipient of an ee enterprise is the best sys- award. Under .his agency the t e for the common good led people of the town are enjoying o he American Revolution andl an ideally prompt and regular aally to the United States of delivery of their papers with all aerica, that this service means. As we pause to give thank,s v this Thanksgiving Day of Overaber 22, 1973, let us re- eraber that complaining is un- orthy of us as we take stock ace again .of the many bless- gs that are part of living in 'ais great land of ours. Let us ea',ember not only that our Mr. Robert Stockett and sons, Robert. Jr., and Sam, of Jack- son, and Miss Sue Stockett, stu- dent at Belhaven College, were weekend guests in the S. O. Stockett home. 50 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Whetstone, latvests have never been more tel Greenwood, arrived here UUdant and our national Tuesday afternoon on a visit ealth never greater, but, more I to his ,prents, Mr. and Mrs.. 0Slecially, that the faith of!T. M. Whetstone, on Buffalo t r forefathers was strong and lhaving .come through the coun- act it n that we tr in thezr automobile 1' built the la d [ y ' . . . We in today. , I Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stockett et us give thanks for Gods and Messrs. Richard Whitaker (aaifold blessings, not the least and Richard Whitaker, Jr., of . Which is the fact that we[centreville ' and Mrs. T. O. lVt.e been able to fulfill the Jwoods and Messrs. W. A. Woods, l:'a of our forefathers to this j Job n Whitaker and Cecil Stock- Dt in our history, ,and let US Jett ' of Turnbull Station, went [ay for a continued common Jove r on Old River Island Tues- t:lOose to pass faith and !day on a fishing trip and re- a"aUlfulness onward with cour- turned with fifty-seven Vrout. e[: and with wisdom 'for ten- This is doubtless a record catch ,ns yet to come. for that variety of fish n this . aou Who has given me so county, and we understand that tch, give one thing more, a many of them were of unusual 'rateful heart." size. $ $ $ Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McNeely farm industry spokesman .and .children have now moved charged that the worst [into town .from their country or-up operation in Washing- home and are now domlciled in is not Watergate, but the the residence opposite that of irlng efforts of the Admin- Mr. John Davis. and the Congress to Messrs. George E. Martens and up with controls the in- August Martens motored up to caused by i,rresponsible Natchez on Wednesday morning, spending policies, returning home the same eve- the words of the spokesr nine. "Without denying the Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Larrieu significance of the of Millbrook Plantation in the .t e r g a t e investigation, we second district, were visit, ors to t conclude that the effort Wooflville last Saturday. :OVer-up, inflation by means Miss Sarah ,Brandon and M,r. controls is in most -cts a far greater threat future well-being of this o,. .... " He' added that only W political appointees re in Watergate. Controls, Other hand, "tempt eiti- s in every community across laud to hoard supplies, cattle, keep two sets of Pass money under the for special favors--and Cheat in such matters as amount of fat left an- on meat in grocery Any government program invites mass cheating is to be a corrupting in- lee. .What is needed.., is S toneburg, of Baton Rouge, were guests of friends in Plnckney- ville neighborhood this week.  YEARS AGO Mr. Bascom Fly, of Centreville, paid our town a welcome visit on Wednesday. Our merchants continue to haul their cotton by wagons to Bayou Sra and bring freight back. The election passed off very quietly on Tuesday and only a light vote was polled. The offi- cial polls of the county will be found elsewhere. M a r r i e d -- On Wednesday Sible government .... " morning at the Courthouse, Mr. , ,Robert Taylor and Miss Susie Jh Spillman of East Feliciana par- ish, Justice Lewis officiating. ,s00Veatber.... I eepted her former .position as assistant post mistress, and the Nov. 14 0 80 62 Nov. 15 0 80 62 0 73 47 0 70 41, hov. 18 0 78 49 Nov. 19 0 73 56 /ov. 20 Tr 82 67 Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. Temperatures 5 p.m. furnished courtesy of Forestry Co/nmtsslon.) same accommodating service can now be looked for. Mr. Martin Rothschild, after an absence of several day in New Orleans, returned home Monday: He reports the city. as being very dull. Messrs. H. M. Quinn, Otto Stutzman and Talbert, of Cen- .treville, came over on Monday evening to attend the installa- Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, November 23, 1973 "Creative Christmas" Exhibit November 29 In Natchez Mrs. Dave Carter, Mrs. Mary Bailey and Mrs. Lee Carter represent a large group of local women who are making dolls to display in Natchez on November 29th. -- Extension Service Photo. Mrs. Durham Named Crosby Postmistress Mrs. Margaret L. Durham of Crosby was one of 47 new post- masters whose appointment was .announced by Southern Re- gional Postmaster General Carl C. Ulsaker. Ulsaker said that the jobs were filled from a list of can- didates by the Regional Man- agement Selection Board. and the new appointees took office officially on Saturday, Novem- ber 17. Mrs. Durham replaces .the late Robert Rushing as postmaster at Crosby. Local Native Dies In Traffic Accident Mary McLong, 22-year- old local native and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Me- Morris of Woodville, was struck and killed by a truck last Sat- urday morning while walking along a Baton Rouge road. A companion, Larry King, received a broken leg in the accident. No charges were filed in the accident, Baton Rouge author- ites stated. Funeral servzces were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday of this week, her 23rd birthday, at Centre- ville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Rev. James Campbell offici, ated, and interment was Working on the angel project for the Extension "Creative Christmas" project to be held in Natchez on November 29th are Mrs. Sadie Delcourt and Mrs. Anna Lewis. -- Extension Service Photo. Woodville The annual "Cre- ative Christmas" exhibition, Patron's League Thanks sponsored by Extension home economists of Wilkinson, Adams. Talent Nite HeJpers Franklin and Jefferson counties, will be open November 29 from The Patrons League of Wil- l2 noon to 2 p.m. for school kinson County Christian Acad- groups only; and open to the emy this week issued a state- public fr,om 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ment thanking all of the people Established In 1824 8 WCCA Gridders And Coach Alonzo Win Conference Honors Eight football players at Wil- kinson County Christian Acad- emy were named to the 1973 All Western 'Subdivision of Class A, Academy Conference, team, it was announced last weekend by the conference. Coach Don Alonzo was named Coach of the Year for the division, while David Ford of Franklin won the award as Most Valuable Player. WCCA players winning places on the All-Star squad included Shannon Day, first team back, both offense and defense; Den- nis Canova. first team tackle, both offense and defense; Mike McGraw, first team guard, of- lense; Jeff Brown, Mark Curry, and Bobby Jonson. frst team backs, defense; Jeff Hewes, hen- Jessie Stewart Now Woodville Policeman Jessie Stewart,- 24-year-old lo6al native, has been hired as a full time policeman by the and 6 p.m. to 8 p:m. in the who cooperated in making the Town of Woodville. it was an- National Guard Armory, in Natchez. Some of the finest designs in Christmas rran,gements .and decorations for a merry Christ- mas greeting will be exhibited by local talent from the four- county area. The yule season items on dis- play will include a variety of Christmas reaths, ornaments, and accessories, which are made mostly from native material found in wooded areas and along rural roads and highways. Also, needlework creations with a festive look, Christmas light- ing, and ceramics for that pe- cial occasion. Wilkinson County booths will feature gifts o make for chil- dren, macho' angels, decorations from Christmas cards, minia- ture trees and cones and things. Special holiday gift ideas from the kitchen, recipes and other pass-out material to bring home will be available to everyone. Further information may be obtained by calling Extension Home Economist Mrs. Marjorie White, Woodville, 888-3211. with Williams and Williams in in Cedar Rest Cemetory here charge. Uncle Pete From Percy's Creek Says Number 25 DEAR MISTER EDITOR: For onct. Mister Editor, the fellers didn't get no static from their old ladies about spending Saturday night at the country stQre. Zeke Grubb said his old lady actual suggested they have supper a little early so he wouldn't miss what she called ,the opening ceremony of the session. That's how Zeke knew it was clost to Thanksgiving'. It never fails to amaze him. Zeke tole the fellers, that his old lady can git started on her Thanksgiving cooking a full HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE TOLD As has ,been the custom here for some years past, most local merchants ,and business houses will take only a one-day holiday for Thanksgiving, closing for the day on Thursday, N, ovember 22. The Commercial Bank, the Woodville postoffice, and most federal offices will observe the. one-day .holiday on Thursday. Taking a longer holiday for Thanksgiving, closing , f r o m Wednesday afternoon u n t il Monday morning, will be the Wilkinson County Courthouse, the Wilkinson County Welfare Office and Food Stamp Office; and local auto dealers and garages, including McGehee's Auto Parts, H & R Ford. Irc., Colonial Chevrolet. ,Chuck, & Junior's, and Jimmie's Auto Service. orable mention, offensive een- SMO Receives $21,000 ter; and Ronnie Arnold, honor- able mention, defensive lines- Supplemental Grant maD. The receipt by Southwest Mis- sissippi Opportunity, Inc., of a three-month supplemental gran from the Office of Economm Opportunity in the sum of $21,000 was announced this week by Izeal Bermett, executive di- rector of SMO. The agency, which serves recent Talent-Stunt Night a nounced this week. Stewart, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson great success. They also an- who began work on November Counties, had previously re- nounced that a check in the 15. replaces former policeman ceived a grant of $14,357 for a amount of $400, representing the I total ,award ,of $3.5,357, Bennett net proceeds, had been turned over to the directors of the the colorful backdrop and Mr. said. These funds will ;be used Lee Morris for ,putting it up; to assist in administration and academy for use on the gym to the Baptist, Christian and general community programming lows: "Special thanks go to Mrs. Mable Clark for making the proirams and for 'acting as pro- gram chairman; to Mrs. Sandra Adorns'for the floral arrange- building or equipment fund. Methodist Churches for the use The statement of thanks fol- cf chairs; and to the Beta Club and Y'Teens for helping where needed. Our thanks go to the patrons who said "yes" when called upon, and to the student body and teachers of WCCA, of the Woodville Neighborhood Facility in Woodville and the Martin Luther King Memorial Center in McComb. The State Education and Training Division, under direc- tion of Dr. Milton Baxter, hag without whom there could h.ave i a.warded SMO a manpower grant ments; to Mr. Billy Joe Jones, been no show. And lastly, thanks Of $51 730 to operate the out-of- who acted as Master of Cere- to Mrs. English and Mr. Hubert Ischl Neighborhood Youth monies; to Mr. George Webster Curry for their special hr-ICoxps (NYC) program in the and Miss. Angela McGraw for monica numbers," I tri-county area. ' ,.. ................... -'" , | "We are encouraging all seg- - - - _- - " I ments o.f our communities to [inquire about the specific goals ||DD| f'||']r|rr  land objectives of Community myul,.pl/Yi %i..%1  Action Programs because it may  in some small way benefit you or a close friend," Bennett by Paul Pittman added.. U00!J Baptist M-Night Meet Jackson Make no mistake about two things. Gov Ronald Regan is a candidate for presi- dent in 1976, and regardless of the shock ,waves that have bothered the Republican Party both here in the state and na- tionally, the dyn.amic duo of Clarke Reed and W. D. (Billy) Mounger are in .firm control. Even a novice could have church. He said his old lady grasped this shortly after a even makes a special biscuit for twin-engined turbo-prop air- church suppers, and she calls craft owned by Cappert Enter- em angel biscuits. When all the prises of Vicksburg touched wimmen work out different dishes and breads and goodies to bring, Clem said if they was any better feed to be had the Good Lord is keeping it for Hisself. General speaking, Mister Ed- itor, the fellers was in ameller mood Saturday night, and it was more than looking to the Thanksgiving supper at the church. It was the Thanksgiv- ing. They complain about any- down at the airport here shortly after 3:15 p.m. Friday. The cargo aboard was Gov. Regan of California, his wife, Nancy, and a retinue of aides and security men who took over ten rooms in the Downtowner Motel where they stayed the night for a $100-a-plate sell-out fund raising dinner in behalf of thee rising Republican Party of Mississippi. Regan looks good. He gives Ironically, it was Reed and Mounger who held the delegat- tion together on that particuhr stance, much to the chagrin of Reepublcans like Dr. James Moye of Laurel and Dr. Ray Lee of Liberty. Now the duo has dropped the other shoe. "His .time has come," Reed told this reporter m an aside at the Jackson arport. "He's got the head, ,and he has the heart, plus name identifi- cation." It is a fact, not overlooked In Liberty Nov. 26th The M-Night meeting of Mis- sissippi Baptist Association will be held at 7 p.m. on November 26th at the Liberty Baptist Church.- The speaker for the. meeting will be Roy. Truett Broadus. who has recently assumed duties as Superintendent of Missions for the association. Special music will be presented by Mrs. Wanda Soileau. by Oov. Regan, that Reed speaks Joe Claiborne. with authority when it comes Chief James Forman stated to Dixie Republicans. that Stewart would be sent to In a thinly-veiled move by Jackson in the near future to Reed, the southern states GOP chairman just happened .to be called to a meeting in Green- ville Saturday night. Oddly enough, Gov. Regan dropped in for supper, before moving on to other appointments. Also intriguing was a break- fast appointment with Regan take the six weeks basic police training course at the state police academy. The Mayor's Corner... We would like to call the attention of local people to a new law relative o the penalty week ahead, and still be late thing and everthing, but they the impressi.on of a comer who Saturday morning, which got gitting dinner on the table are quick to admit they got a is coming. And if he is taciturn fouled up by r, oom service, but Thanksgiving Day. If they was heap ,to be thankful for. Ed about the Watergate affair and which was attended by former to move Thanksgiving up Monday, like some of the other holidays, Zeke figgered he home the past year, but he was wouldn't git nothing atoll to eat the first Monday Thanksgiving cause it would take his old lady a year to work out a new schedule. And Zeke was able to report on why the other wives was so ea.ger for the fellers to tit from under foot. He said his preacher special thankful we ain't in a slooting war. A bad ,as the news .has been out ,of Wash- ington lately, Republican Ed al- lowed, it's been worse in the Middle East. This Thanksgiving, declared Bug Hookum he is like the to Doolittle said this old country President Nixon's troubles, he has seen some rough going at can afford it. Of all the states, Mississippi is probably firmer in wanting to support the President than any of them. At least, that's what a non-statistical poll being con- ducted by the two big Jackson newspapers indicates. To appreciate the scene in this city Friday night, you need feller that grumbled cause he to go back .... back to 1968 when Governor John Bell Williams in the company of Mounter and Cong. Thud Cochran. Reed has influence with Re- publican officials, a political commodity that he has carefully protected. He has not been able to penetrate the man, Nixon, an insular man at best, but he has managed to retain political connections, and hold his posi- tion, in spite of the COP's received by persons convicted of driving while intoxicated, Previously, such a conviction led to automatic suspension of driver's license, but the new plan offers an alter:.ative. Con- victed drivers may now attend a series of classes set up by the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program in lieu of having their license suspended. In this area, .the course is taught at Southwest Junior College one night a week for four consecutive weeks, with a was pustiing fer a community didn't have no shoes, til he met the Mississippi delegation, badly Thanksgiving service and sup- a man who had no feet. Bug split on their choice and on the per at the church, and all the said he ,was reminded of the verge of a divisive eruption, wimmen around the naybor- old lady at the revival meeting caucused with Gov. Regan at hood was to fix the food. theft stood to witness at chtrch, the national Republican conven- What was happening, Zeke al- She said "I ain't got but wo 1.owed, is that all the wimmen teeth, but thank God they hit." is gifting together to plan what they're going to fix, and Sat- urday night was their first planning session. Clem Webster said he was in favor of the eating fer what- ever reason. He was of a mind that some of the best eating a man can git in this world is ti,n of officers of Hope Lodge. good, solid home cooking ,at Personal, I'm, thankful for a heap more than I'm worried about. It would be a .better world if we could be more tion in Miami, Fla. This was late on a Sunday afternoon, and Gov Regan, just over a bout with a virus, was slightly uptight and trying to hide it. thankful fer what we got and quit being bitter ,about what the other feller's got that we ain.t. Yours truly, Uncle Pets problems, course fee of $30, ,and consists None of this is missed by of a series of film strips and Mounter. He is a good counter- lectures. Persons. seeking ad- point to Reed. He's able to take lmission to the course must be the pragmatic approach and ]enrolled by the mayor or justice serve as a foil f, or Reed's politi-]of the pc ce whom they appear col indiscretions. I before, a Perhaps this explains the suc-[ The Town 'of Woodville will cess of the GOP so far in the  enforce DWI statutes, al.cng state. They've managed to fund i their candidates' campaigns, ex- O.ut. of that caucus came the tend their influence in the decision to stay with Ni:on on party .and have enjoyed at least the first two ballots, then poll some success in .getting their the delegation under the unit candidates elected. rule and go for another candi- I After all, what more can you date. The candidate was Regan. ask for? with all other traffic laws, and in the event a person is con- victed will allow them to attend this course if they so desire. The course is .open to first offenders only. George J. Gonda, Mayor Town o Woodville r