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i!iill Established In 1824 Number 26. B Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, November 30, 1973 Localisms !From The Files Of I The Republican by Lewis... To say that we have been ex- periencing usual weather locally tring the month of November s a definite understatement. Last Monday, November 26, the official high temperature here "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " ,o,...m|..,.,........,, j|..,|,|,,, ,,,0s..,l,.n.|.., 25 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Campbell of Midnight and Mr. Jsck Stockett and Miss Elizabeth Sessions of Clrksdaie were here for a short while last Sun- day en rute back to their homes Honor Roll At WCCA Announced The Honor Roll for the sec- ond six weeks period at Wilkin- son County Christian Academy was announced this week by Headmaster Glen R. Whetstone, Jr., as follows: Special Honor Roll Grade 12: Nash Lawrason. Grade 11: Ellen Sessions. Grade 10: Candy Smith, Patsy Pritchard. Grade 9: Kathy Ferguson. Grade 7: Laurelia Waites, Was a hot and humid 87 degrees, after attending the LSU- Ole Maria Ward, Gone Canova, S0e lo 1 . Patti Herrington 17 degrees above the ca Miss game Saturday mght ...... ' ave-.rto m ,,,,- , x l'np' ...... I Honor lOll " raercurv "'axl"'"':"-t"'"Je::-=u,c= Mrs. Leisa M. ,Bates, asfi,sted ] Grade 12: Rhonda Ford, Cissy y oppeo bne ou , bv Mrs D Y Williams anti Mrs. ,__, .... n.,.. ,,,,,. ,,_ ,aark on ".^ onsecutive da,,s - ' . _ ._ iacuu,, =uuy v,a,,,, ,,,,, fltrln .... **v_y ........ co;d A. J. Clark, cnaperon eo ne! Smith, Mike McCaw, Rebbie ,,.,., s  pa3 wcc, a c former s Intermediate L;lass oi  .... u o,,, ,,, , o.. wc c  v*--  the Methodist unaay cnool aiL,.,,o o..o o.H,"11 "Wit, lro ,.--- ,,,s- ,,,,, .......... " a Weiner oast at van aon ,r-h Yj.The month has also been Park last Wednesday evening, l'"Gradell . Donny Smith, Susan ing "o WeW::tCh:rma:e'"aSc:ry" Mr. and Mrs. Truly Temp!e ]Smither, Billie Ann Wilcox, Ruth ,_. of Gloster were weeKena gues --. ,ar, who told us Wednesday at the home o* Mr and Mrs llng. ...... " ' traoe lO: uavia uay, James laring that he had measured Curtis Williams here. Herrington, Christine Davis, 5 inches of rain so :far in NOVember. This compares with !he 4.89 average local .rainfall or the month. Wednesday dawned clear and COol, and predictions are that aOrae more seasonable ,weather Is in store for this area, which ill doubtless be welcomed by all. At least the unseasonably Mr..and Mrs. Cage Chisholm motored to Plaquemine, La., last Saturday afternoon for a week- end visit to her mother, Mrs. Joe West of that town. Mr. W. A.rglass Davis arrived here the first of the week from Houston, Texas, to spend a week visiting his sisters, in this his home town. ra weather of this fall came Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Red- Elizabeth Smlther, Betty Perry, Lori Campbell, William Morris, Patti Metz, Faye Brown, William , Day, Susan McCra,ine, Yvonne Cavin. Grade 9: Mrtie Jackson, Charles McGraw, Liz Kerr, Ruby Phoenix, Pat Sterling, Dave Mc- Craine, Tim Sessions, Cheryl Smith. Grade 8: Darlene Floyd, Lor- raine Davis, Brenfla Davis, Bobby t a good time fuel-wise, since head and two sons, of Centre- e have had few days during ] ville, were guests of his parents, ] Weller, hlch we have had to worry lMr. and Mrs. J. A. Redhead,. at o0ut Valola Plantation last Sunaay h turning thermostats or ( eaters down. ' I Mrs. William Terry and Mrs. * * * I Warren Tharp and infant son, As - . I of New Orleans, were weekend 1)re' a. voer of the Wooavillelvisitor s at the home of Mrs. _ erect of the fifth district of   L Coon o county we 'feel compelled [ ....... .., aPPeal to our board of super- I 50 YEARS AGO :SOrs to make arrangements I . de or a - ........  Mr. Howard Bell, of Ways" Wheeer oajomg pmce. t t Stre' was in town making pur- r we visieo ne ports o e in the special justice of the chases on Tuesday afternoon. leRce electi n n N m'-er 20 Mr and Mrs. Florida Ford, of W o o ore o , ', - ." - 00orc00, erally standing in water, with hours m w n Umbrellas nearby to ward aMrn?: C. Leak, assisted by  the streams of water pour- through the leaking roof. v!!e only illumination for the ltlng area ,was one Coleman '^,ntern, 'due to failure of the a Cbrical system caused by the ulden wiring. ...We co feel that those respon- Sible for arranging suitable 011!ag places owe it to the eetlon officials .and to the ters to furnish a more com- _rtable a.nd appropriate loca- jun for this precinct, and we ,ently appeal to our super- :0rs to look into the matter *o.re another election. has been called to our at- Mrs. R. G. Jones, Mrs. E. M. Kee and Mrs. Robert Lewis, will entertain the Always Ready Circle at silver tea at her home on next Tuesday after- noon at 3 o'clock. In the presence of President Coolidge and a-host of repre- sentatives of all Masonic Or- ganizations, ,the Corner Stone of the great Masonic memorial to George Washington was laid .at Alexandria, Va., Thursday. The temple, which will be of Greek architecture, will cost $4,000,000 ,and will be a shrine for American Freemasonry m which will be preserved many relics of the Father of His by officials of the Civic Country. that as of early this week a single local merchant or house had entexed a in the Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday of this week. Many the club have worked and hard in arranging the which is primarily de- to attract people to our With the hoped for end Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Stockett have moved into the residence owned by Dr. L. W. Magruder in this town. 7.5 YEARS AGO Hope Lodge No. 76 K of P, held a meeting Monday night at which time a number of newly elected officers were in- stalled by Gand Chancellor of increasing local retail Quinn. After the installation, -s, and it is thus disheart- the visitors and members were that those of us who royally .entertained. The fol- benefit the most have lowing are the new officers to Omewhat lacking in co- serve the unexpired term: C. F. efully, there will be addi- late entries not on the list released to us ay morning for publica- If not, at least we offer fOod for thought for an- Year. $ $ $ t ls a a news story in our last lle, relative to the Stunt h,Z "' Program held at the the gym, a statement from e' atrons League was in- in which their thanks iThe W.00,00Weather el., Nov. 21 1.07 67 45 htl., N, OV. 22 Prl,, Nov 23 0 79 55 at, . " , Tr 83 69 . OV. 24 Tr 82 68 00oy. 25 1.96 82 70 ,lkl a,, Nov. 26 .32 87 75 , e,, Nov. 27 .74 83 60 ally Readings: Rainfall 1 p.m. (Stt, Temperature 5 t .Sttcs furnished courtesy of ; e Miss Forestr Commission ) ' y , Susan Best, Ernes Smith. Grade 7: Pamela Freeman, Angola Freeman, Julie Patrick, David Wilkerson, Curtis Lane- hart, Edward Smith, Caroline Catchings, David Weller, Edna Randall, Talmadge Wright, Lynn Ashley, Susan Ryan, Lallie Owens. Grade 6: Carol Locke, Louis Sturgeon, Janie Patrick, Lee White, Russell Fry, Jeninne Johnson. Grade 5: Suzanne Martens, William McGraw, Christine Ca- nova, Joseph White, Frank Ward, Bob Herrington, Roxanne Jones, Holmes Sturgeon. Grade 4: Melanie Ard, Peggy Geter And Havard In Runoff For 5th District J.P. Post Gordon H. "Buddy" Geter and Luther Havrd will be the run- off candidates in the second primary of the special election for Justice of the Peace of the Fifth District: The election is set for next Tuesday, December 4. Claudie M. Bateaste, the third candidate in the first primary, was eliminated in the November 2Oth balloting. The .runoff election will be held at the same three polling places of the fifth district, with the same election officials who served November 20th named to serve again on December 4th. The first primary totals were: Woodville: Bateaste 11, Geter 80, Havard 11. State Approves Funds For Lake Mary Spillway A grant in the sum of $40,000 and a loan of $5'0,000 for use in repai,ring the spillway dam at the northwest end 'of Lake Mary has been approved by the Mis- sissippi Commissi, on of Budget and Accounting, according to a letter received by Tom Ashley, president ol the Wilkinson County board of supervisors. The funding of this emergency aid project is under provisions of a 1973 legislative act designed to fund repairs in flood-dam- aged areas ,of the state. The board of supervisors of Adams County has formally gone on record as approving fifty percent participation in the cost of the rebuilding proj- ect which has been estimated Longmre, Box 1: Bateaste 45, at $90,000. County officials have Geter 45, Havard 46. l also been advised unofficially Longmire, Box 2: Bateaste 30, I that the Amite and Pike county Geter 41, Havard 35. I boards expect to assist in fund- Total: Bateaste 86, Geter ling the project. 166' I Funds for the project will be Havard 92. released upon receipt by the Ft. Bliss, Tex. -- Army Private Calvin R. Satcher, 20, son of r. and Mrs. Calvin Satcher, Woodville, completed a seven- week Vulcan crewman course at I Ft. Bliss. I .During ,his ,training he learned [all phases of the firing and state of an order by the Wilkin- son County board of supervisors and a promissory note, the letter to President Ashley stated. Maxwell T. Huff of Jackson has been employed as c.onsulting engineer on the project and he has prepared plans and speci- fications for the proposed new and enlarged spillway which ,would be located on the same site as the present partially Special Electian For Supervisor Set January 15 A special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Steve Reed as supervisor of the second district of Wilkinson County has been set for January 15, accord- ing to a notice published elSe- where in this issue by the county Commissioners of Elec- tion. Reed, longtime second district board member and former board president, died of a heart attack on November 21. Miss Kathleen O'Fallon has been appointed by the board of supervisors to serve as interim supervisor from the second dis- rict until an election .can be held. The current term of office for members of the board runs through the year 1975. Candidate Thanks Voters "I wish to express my sincere thanks to all of the people who voted for and supported me in last week's first primary in my ,race for Justice of the Peace of the Fifth District. At the same time I would solicit your continued support in the forth- coming second primary on De- cember 4. "If you see fit to elect me as your Justice of the Peace, l assure you that I will faithfully Smith, Megan Miller, 8tacey Ferguson, Andrew Sessions, Su- zanne Wilkerson. Cindy Sim- mons, Julie Flaccomio, tracking systems of this air de- fense weapon. The Vulcan is a 20mm auto- tactic six-barrel :gun mounted on a self-propelled armored person- nel carrier and is designed pri- marily for anti-aircraft defense. USS Lexington --'Navy Sea- man Joseph E. Miles of Route 2, Woodville, has reorted for duty aboard this aircraft carrier, homeported at Pensacola, Fla. US Army, Germany  A'my Private First Class Ernest Walk- er Jr., 25, whose father lives on Route 2. Centreville. partici- pate with other American and Gloria allied troops in Exercise Re- Lanehart, Overton Nich,olas, John McCraine, Joy Patrick. Special Education Honor Roll Special Honor Roll: Gary Lee Ragsdale, Katie Williams, Mri- lyn Howell. Honor Roll: Trina Davis, Bob Longmire, William Longmire, forger V in Germany, October 10-16. The Military ,Airlift Comm'and flew approximately 11,000 U.S.- 'based soldiers and more than 1,0O0 tons ,of equipment to three different airfields in Germany in .preparation for the event. demolished Sam Field Spillway strive to serve you fairly, effi- which was constructed several ciently, and impartially. years ago by Wilkinson County. I n ixPtlease don't forget to vote His plans call for repairs to the i e t Tuesday, .and remind your old structure and the addition lneighbor s to do likewise! of cement "wings" on each side. i "Your continued support will County officials stated this[ be deeply appreciated and al- week that bids for the construc- ways remembered." tlon work will be advertised for within the near future, possibly about 30 days. Following are excerpts from a resolution adopted by the Adams County board of supervisors relative to that ,country's par- ticipation in funding the proj- ect: Respectfully, Gordon H. "Buddy" Geter Faur Centreville Tigers Named On Class AA All-Stars Whereas, the Board of Super- Four members of the Centre-' visors of Wilkinson and Adams ville Academy Tiger football Counties have undertaken an team were honored recently by investigation into complaints since the flood in the spring of 1973 regarding the possible loss of Lake Mary due to the silting of one end of Lake Mary Drainage and the erosion of the other; and beng named to the South AA All-Conference Football Team for 1973. David McKey was named quarterback on the first unit offensive squad, and Mike Rish was chosen a line backer on the Whereas, the Board of Super- first unit defensive eleven. visors of Wilkinson County has R. L. Frazier was chosen as Prentiss Clifford Mathis, Ahgela Joy Varnado. Glen Ray Whet- Emmitt Ear.1 Williams, Sophia DEAR MISTER EDITOR: spearheaded such study and has concluded that restoration of the levee .and widening of the spillway, both located in the Narxows at the westerly head of said Lake is feasible; and Whereas, .said study has de- termined that the approximate Cost of said levee and spillway i Clem WebSter, it seems folks work will be $90,000 of which find a heap more to worry the State of Mississippi, through The fellers still had Thanks- about that we use to, and we the Research & Development giving on their minds Saturday got enuff real problems without Center, will fund said construc- night at the country store, and dreaming up some. If we can't, tion to the extent of a grant they was carrying the results put ou,r finger on where it .hurts of 48% of the cos thereof and of that church supper on their lw e call it "nerves," and that a loan for the balance, the in- middles. Bug Hookum said the takes in everthing from the terest on .which is as foll:ows: community get-together at Zeke drugstore to the sychiatrist's no interest the first two years, Grubb's church was a big suc- couch, Clem said. If we can't 3% the third year, 4% the cess, and it looked like it would find anything else to do we sit be a instant tradition, around trying to rigger if we Ed Doolittle said he had one ought to get our mind off our thankful left over from the troubles o.r our troubles off our Zoller, C.C., J. D. Morris, V. C., service that follered the supper, lmind. Paul Habig, P., Jos. Johnson, and that was that folks out our I Bug was disagreed with Clem. M. of W., W. V. Morris, M. of A.,' way ain't already starting on He Said ,we shore got over G. Kahn, I.G. their Christmas celebrating. Edl worrying ,about gifting cancer Measrs Harry Ogden .and S. R. said he had saw where Santaslfrom smoking. Bug had saw Holland, two well known, gxocery iis starting their rounds in the where clgaret sales still is climb- drummers, were in town Thurs- city shopping centers, and he ing in spite of all the warnings. fourth year, 5% the fifth year and 6 the sixth year and for such term as the loan is ex- tended thereafter; and Whereas, the Board of Super- visors of Adams and Wilkinson Counties have determined that preservation of said Lake .is a matter of first priority in the interest of the substantial xec- reational and ecological benefits a defensive tackle on the sec- ,Grid unit squad, while Buddy in the amount of 52%. provided, however, that Adams County's 1.Goal matching effort does not exceed $25,000. Steve Reed Dies Of Heart Attack Last Wednesday Steve Reed, 69-year-old Pinck- neyville merchant and cattle- man and longtime president of the board of supervisors of Wil- kiflson County, died at his home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Novem- ber 21, the victim of a heart attack. Reed had been in ill health for some months and as a result had resigned as boar president last summer. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock from St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Roy. J. A. Klein and the Rev. R. W. Barnes offici- ating. Interment was in Ever- reen Cemetery with Berryhill Funeral Home in charge. Active pallbearers were Billy Williams, Norman Chaffin, Jimmie Ran- dall, McGehee Reed, Jr., Dr. Mallon Morgan and Larry Smart. Elected officials of Wil- kinson County served as hon- orary pallbearers Stevenson Reed, Jr., was born in West Feliciana 'Parish, La., on May 20, 1904, the son of the late Stevenson Reed and Mrs. Edna McGehee Reed, both mem- bers of families long prominent in his native section. He grad- uated from Wilkinsofl County Agx.icultural High School and was employed for several years in banks in Woodville and in Jackson before returning in 1933 to Pinckneyville where he had since been engaged as a mer- chant and cattleman. Reed was elected to the board of supervisors as member from the second district in 1955 and had continued in that position until his death. He was elected president of the board in 1960 and served in that capacity until July 1, 1973, when he re- signed because of his health. He was a longtime member and official of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and was honored by .being elected state president of that group in 1968. He was also a past presi- dent of the Southwest Missis- sippi Development District. Reed was married to Miss Marguerite Farr in Bolton on January 10, 1926, and she sur- vives him. In addition to his wife. he is survived by three sons, Merwin Reed of Mobile. Ala., the Roy, James F. Reed of ouston, Tex., and B. H. Reed of Baton Rouge; by one daughter, Mrs. R. B. Miller of Jackson; one brother, .Charles H. Reed, III, of St. Francisville; and by four grand- children. Stutzman received honorable mention as a runnng back. Woodville CIVIC CLUB News Christmas Parade Friday, Nov. 30 - 3 P.M. The second annual Woodvllle Christmas Parade will be held on Friday afternoon of this week, November 30, beginning at 3 p.m. A total of 23 participants follows: have confirmed their plans to Woodville Police Car take part in the parade, and Wilkinson County north on Boston Row to Main Street: east al,ong Main Street to Church Street; and south on Church Street to the original assembly area. The tentative parade order, as released by the chairman, is as Sheriff's day. Miss Sarah Dowling came up to Woodville on last Saturday's train where she will spend sev- eral months. Mr. Martin Rothschild and son, Sidney, left Thuxsday f,or New Orlean where Sidney will enter school. were tendered to a number of people who helped in making the affair a success. We would. like to add a footnote to this story a hearty word of thanks and congratulations to Patrons League President Mrs. Gladys McCraine and her committee members for their untiring ef- forts in .this and the many other projects which they have spear- headed in recent years. We trust that none of us will riggers the younguns already is Since that "dangerous to yore running their mamas cagged to health" on the packs ain't dis- buy them ever toy they see on couraging anybody, the federal television. By the time the real Ouvernment now is thinking of Christmas gits here, we'll all be trying to top sales. That will to wore out to notice, ,was Ed's be somepun to worry about, went words, on Bug, when Uncle Sam is Bug said he forgot to mention paying price supports out of one at the supper how thankful he office and outlawing tobacco I that his name ain't Hubert sales in armther. or Elmer or any of the names And if we didn't have enuff that would give him a handicap worries, Mister Editor, I see by thru life. He had saw this piece the papers where this nutrition that said folks are likely to succeed or fail depending on their name, A Oswald is usual a loser. Bug said. cause when he's little the other kids tease him about his name. But a David or a Mark will git ahead in the world. Bug said he per- sonal never give names that much power, and he said he ever take for granted the un- don't care what he's called as selfish and untiring work beinglong as it's three times a day. done by this group, Practical speaking, allowed scientist in England says all of America's troubles can be traced to breakfast. He said we git up in the morning, eat "dry cereal and muck" and go out to face the world. No vonder, he said, that we have out Wator- gates and assorted scandals. Didn't somebody else say you are what you eat? What is muck? Yours truly, Uncle Pete afforded to our area by the addtional entries will be ac- Lake and that it is necessary, copied up to 2 p.m. on Thurs- right and proper and in the best day, November 29. interest of both Counties that Mrs. A. W. Treppendahl is the hereinabove described work for the preservation of said Lake be undertaken immedi- ately, the local participation in the cos of which should be funded 50% by Adams County and 50 .... by Wilkinson County. Now, Thmeefore. Be It Or- dered And Resolved that Adams County, Mississippi, commit it- self to participate in / of the serving as parade chairman, as- sisted by Mrs. David Bramlette and Mrs. Stewart Curry. Persons or groups not already registered wishing to take part in the parade hould contact one ,of the above committee members by Thursday at 2 p.m. Floats and other participants are asked to take their places local effort for the cost of the by 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon restoration and reconstruction on Church Street. where the of the levee and spillway ,at parade will assemble. the westerly head of Lake Mary, in the Narrows as above de- scribed, provided that there be obtained frona the State of Mis- sissippi, through the Research and Development Center, a 'grant in the amount of 48% of the cost of said work and a loan The parade route will proceed north along Church Street to Main Street; west along Main Street to Natchez Street; south on Natchez Street to Bank Street; east on Bank Street to the Court Square; around south side of Square to Boston Row; Car Parade Marshal Color Guard Woodville Civic Club - Miss Donna Kay Williams, Area Miss Hospitality Miss Susan Whetstone, Wood- ville Miss Hospitality Town of Woodville Mississippi Forestry Commls- ;ion Irwin Russell Club W.C.T.S. Band W.C.T.S. Float B&PW Club Junior Irwin Russell Club Brownie Scouts Buckskin Bill Mrs. Locke's Kindergarten Mrs. Ferguson's Kindergarten Farm Buxeau Queen Jaycees Wilk-Ami.te Riding Club Queen Wllk-Amite Riding Club Santa Claus and Clowns Woodville Fire Trucl