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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Local,sins by Lewis. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Daniel W. Wells this week announced his candidacy :rio0: the office of me:mbe,r of the Board of Supervisors from the Second District in the special election to be held on January 15th. His statement 'to the voters I follows: Sorry, dear readers, but we I "Through this means I pub- ere crowded out of our usual licly announce my candidacy corner this week, which is [ratably just as well since we for Supervis:or of the Second and no real inspiration for any District of Wilkinson County. I WOrds of wisdom for this spot. am a native of the County and Stores To Remain Open On Thursday bUring December As has been the custom here 0r a number of years, mos,t 0Cal stores and business houses lll remain Open on Thursday }fternoons during the month of uecember. Local stores normally close at noon on Thursdays, ith the exception of the month e! December when they remain alcoa during .regular afternoon bUSiness hours m,,,, , ,..., ...... ,.. ...... ,,,... F Th Fil Of tive and continue to so serve. ram e es In 1969 I was fortunate to be- T, ]come a member of the Wood- h /r'lllh i''ln I ville Planning Committee , . I I am a member of the Mace- aekward, turn backward, donia Baptist Church, Lessley, Oh Time, in thy flight .... ,, Mississippi, am a Deacon, and I ..... .served for wenw years as ........................ President of the Usher Board 25 YEARS AGO and for fifteen years as Church Secretary, and am now in my Miss Dorothy Day, of Hatties- Superintendent of Urg, left last Monday following 20th year as thVisit to Miss Leila Bruce at e C. W. Stockett home here. 1VIrs. Gordon L. Morris and Io children, Elizabeth and I, . thi s .k visiting Mr. and Mrs. Paul "lgh, spent the hrst of LIU in Baton Rouge. )aVid Lindsey McCra,ine, Dick :Gra, w and Ben Tolbert, LSU tleats, .and Mrs. Tolbe,rt, s eat Thanksgiving here with ti elr families. Ir. and Mrs. Bill Kerr spent lie Thanksgiving holidays on Ile Gulf Coast visiting his allly. r. and Mrs. Dave E. Carter d Children and Mr. and Mrs. vcyU Carter.and children were aaer guests of Mr. and Mrs. 1' W. Robinson, of Clayton, La., t Unday. 50 YEARS AGO 42 r, Frank D'Aquila, ,of Fort "Creative Christmas" arcs, was in town Tuesday Set Here Dec. 12 ternoon. 1 Mr. C. N. McCraine, of the A "Creative Christmas" dem- fh district, was a visitor to onstration will be held here on .'Odville on Wednesday after- Wednesday of next week, De- r. and Mrs. Nolan Cage of comber 12. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend *-ere , Y s Creek were visitors to and participate in the event, 'Odville on Tuesday morning, an Extension Service .program, ,4 little boy was born to Mr. which will be held at the old 1 Mrs. Fred Plitt on Thurs- day afternoon at Touro In,fir- WAC school building on Moore Street. There is no admission ry in New Orleans. charge. tt r. T.hos. G. Morris, of Cen- Demonstrations will be given be!lle, was the guest of his on making Christmas gifts and ,,uiler, Mr. W. V. Morris, for decorati,ons and on de-boning a -e eekend. g Mr. C. T. Netterville, of Wil- turkey. Among items on display soa, spent several days in will be an exhibit of cone wreaths and arrangements with i w Orleans last week, return- natural pods and things.  home F, rlday evening. Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Town To Take On No New Non-Resident Gas Customers The Mayor and Board of Al- dermen of the Town of Wood- villc announces that they will be unable to take on any new customers for the municipal natural gas system who reside outside the city limits. This action, taken at; the regular meeting on Tucsd,ay night ,f this week, comes as a :result of the natural gas shortage. District for which I seek office, Officials reiterated that they having been born April 16th, will serve all customers outside 1917. My formal education was the town to whom commitment received in 'the public school has already been made. but system of our County with the no new customers will be ac- exception of my attendance fo,r cepted for service. two semesters of Perkins Road School. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tax Rolls Now Open In 1937, I accepted seasonal employment with Poplar Grove At Assessor's Office sugar and efining Company and in 1945 I became crew Mrs. Betty W. Dawson, tax leader for the company, in collector of Wilkinson County, which capacity I still serve, this week reminded Since 1942 I have operated a barbe,r shop on Main Street in Woodville, and for many years have been an active farmer. In 1967 I ,was employed by the Mis- sissippi State Employment Serv- ice as a placement represents- Friday, December 7, 1973 FLOOD INSURANCE MEETING SET HERE THURSDAY NIGHT A meeting for the purpose of discussing federally subsidized flood insurance with local af- fected citizens will be held on Thursday night of, this week. December 6, at 7 p.m at the ASC office in Woodville, it was announced Tuesday by Tom Ashley, president of the board of supervisors. Willard Inman of the R & D Center. Jackson, who serves as liaison officer for the flood in- surance program, will attend and lead the discussion. Action by the board of super- visors to implement the program is required beore the coverage can be made available in this county, officials pointed out. property owners that the tax rolls for 1973 are now open and that ad valovem taxes for the current year are due and pay- county able by the end of January. TWISTER -- A small tornado apparently dipped down east of Woodville during the night last Monday, damaging o barn, at least one home, and blowing down trees and utility lines. Shown above is a hay barn on the John Hewes place with most of the roof gone. The metal roof, decking, and rafters were lifted up, blown over adjoining trees, and deposited nearly intact some fifty yards away. Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says the Sunday Sch0ol. I am Presi- dent of Union Reform No. 1 at Lessley and a member of Ma- sonic Lodge No. 3C, AF&M. Since 1968 I have been Special Rep- resentative for Webb Funeral Home. My wife, Irene, and I have two sons, Alfred L. Wells and Charles E. Wells. My candidacy appeals to all of the voters and to no single faction .or group, and I hereby , earnestly solicit the considera- tion and assistance of all f, riends and electors throughou't the District. If elected. I pledge that this o,ffice will be con- ducted with integrity and devo- tion to duty. Respectfully submitted, Daniel W. (Dan) Wells following this "energy crisis" in the papers, and he knows ,they is more to it than lazy poli- ticians. They ain't no way, went on Ed, you can pass a law to make more oil this winter when it took nature a million year to make w.hat we've used up in the last 50. You can blame a lot of stuff on the Republicans right now, said Ed, but we was burning a lot of gas and oil afore the Nixon Administration and we shore ain't been putting none back in the ground. Actual, broke in Clem Web- somepun, he won't even stoop ster, it looks like trees will be DEAR MISTER EDITOR: How long has it been since you heard somebody say they wanted to git in their two cent worth? You jest don't hear much about the penny these days. Nobody ,would give you his thoughts fera penny, but a heap of us will fill your ear free. It ain't been to long back when folks would tell you a penny saved is a .penny ea,rned, but nowadays if a feller drops two or three .pennies in the country store ,when 'he is paying fer YEARS AGO Jan. 4 Deadline over to pick em up. r. and Mrs. J. B. Mount, of ..... The fellers was discussing our 4 tl, Miss., spent Sunday and or {afldidate$ In money situation Saturday night, :.oatiay in our town as the , ,- ,-, ,. and after they studied it up .s theyne sideagreedandthisdOWncountrythe other, 'tlraats ;of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Jan. I D I:lecnon is run- ,v ro n" . , . . January 4, 1974, is the dead- th egre: very rouen o learn ................ alif" ning out of everthing bu.t money at Mr ........ , - line ior can uua u , # and it ain't worth nothing. Zeke t-01l'lscnlll s norse, .evey , .......... for the January 15th special Grubb said he don't know noth- ,  al mamen race in tehez on Wedn.dv Inst. election for supervisor of the ing about high finance, .and he ' G .......... a ...... te,W 'hi ...... econd distrct of Wilkinson gits that .mixed up, but he was th- s rmer anct oroe Z .... , rang h  .... .. +. uouny, accormng to an an- of a mind tha,t it'll be good raek , .... 7 .. , s .... nouncement this week by Cir- for folks to relize they is more 'll ' vv WlSn Mr. . ,u= . h 7 eess w ....... I cmt Clerk Samuel E Smit . to the good life than writing ,:his 'horse non ne again sars I A large field of candidates is checks and shuffling credit :'-., expected for the race to fill the cards. cv- unexpired term of the late For one thing, allowed Zeke, ' IY/ Steve Reed, who died on No- we pack houses in them big ; .. TI ,T,,-t-,o,. I vember 21. Up tO Monday ,of this city subburbs til the hole place fgk'$ V V t,bb! L5! week. a total of ten ,candidates looks like a honeycomb. Ever were circulating petitions in or- house has lifelines running to tier to qualify, it was reported, it for heat, water, sewage, and Nov. 28 1.02 62 47 Circuit Clerk Smith also an: the folks that live there rigger Nov. 29 0 65 37 nounced that anyone whb has all they got to do to keep ever- Nov. 30 '0 68 39 moved into the second district thing running smooth is pay , Dec. 1 0 71 38 must transfer their registration their bills ever month. But the .next thing to run out of. Clem had saw where the )rice of firewood had jumped in town from $20 a cord to $60, and that folks is making $30 a .hour cut- ting wood with a gas-run chain saw. It used to be, Clem said, that town folks built fireplaces and burned wood cause the fire was pritty to look at. Now they're buying wood to keep warm by. Clem said one thing about wood is. it warms you twict, ,when you cut it and when you burn it. Gitting back to money, Bug Hookum said he had saw where in Iran the currency is backed by the crown Jewels. Bug was wondering what we got in this country to .back up our money, and he decided them gas coupon books we'll be gitting next year is about as solid a investment Established In 1824 CHRISTMAS PARADE WINNERS ('11 I t .@ II" i:li#l!il ........ i,,!I!  The Wilkinson County Training School float, which won first place in the second annual Woodville Christmas Parade, is shown above. :',l i '  " , I Three other floats were singled out for honorable mentions in last Friday's Christmas Parade. They were, top to bottom above, Town of Woodville, Mrs. Leake's Kindergarten, and C. M. Treppendahl & Sons, Inc. Fr. Joyce, Former Gordon Geter Is St. - -Joseph's Pastor New Justice Of Peace Dies In Auto Accident Gordon H. "Buddy" Geter was Father Martin Joyce, 37, a the winner in Tuesday's special former pastor of St. Joseph's election runoff for the office of Catholic Church here, died as Justice of the Peace of the Fifth the result of an automobile District of Wilkinson County, accident in Natchez during a defeating Luther Havard by a rainstorm Monday night. He vote of 203 to 166. was pastor of Assumption Cath- olic Church (Morgantown) in Gofer will ,fill the unexpired Natchez. term of former J.P. Gordon Rymer, who resigned due to ill The body will be taken to health. Assumption Church. at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, and the The vote in the three boxes of the district was as fol.lows: rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. AconcelebratedMass of Chris- Woodvllle: Geter 100, Havard tian Burial, with Bishop J,oseph 30. Brunini as principal celebrant, Longmire Box 1: Geter 50, will be offered .at 12 Noon on Havard 77. Friday, December 7 at Assump- tion Church. Burial ,will be in Ireland. A memorial Mass will be said as we got. A feller willing to at St. Joseph's Church in Wood- Dec. 2 0 75 40 Dec. 3 0 77 65 Dec. 4 .65 67 57 l%adigs: Rainfall I p,m. Temperature 5 o.- tSttcs furnished courtesy Of Forestry Commission.) out. park hi- car and walk can -it vllle on Monday, December 10, to that district by December 15 when you run out of whatever a steady income selling his cou- at7 p.m.. in order to vote in the January one of them wires and pipes ......  '" *he ........  .... I 'ather ooyce was anative of 15 special election. Voters must brings to the house or takes . .............. IAughnish, Balhnrobe, County agm 1, ne can gl rmn eumg I ......... be qualified in their district of away from It, all the check l__,,,. I Mayo, remnd. c stuaiea tar domicile no later than 30 days .writing in the world ain't no I vo,, t,,,h, ] the priesthood ,at St. Patrick ;before an election, he polntedlhel p. I |Co lege, Carlow, Ireland, where Ed Doolittle said he has been I . Unel Pete he was ordained June 9, 1962, Number 27. Deer Kill Shows Big Decrease In Wilkinson County A total of 511 deer was killed in Wilkinson County during the first half of the season, accord- ing to an announcement this week by Game Warden Lester Smith. The 1973 figure Cell well below the 773 deer bagged last year during the same period. The 1973 kill included 511 bucks during the first 'half of the regula.r gun season .and 48 deer bagged by archers, the game warden said. The figures for the previous year were 595 during gun season. 106 for the archery season, and 72 for primitive weapons, files of this newspaper show. The game warden's figures reflected that the Pecan Grove Hunting Camp ,wa tops for the county with 6'0 deer. more than double the 28 killed by Lessley Hunting Camp, the second-place club. Other leading clubs in- cluded Wilkinson County Sports- man's Club with 23. Pandella and Dooley camps with 22 each, and Doloroso with 21. The second hal,f of the annual gun season is usually more pro- ductive than Lhe first season. records reflect, but the rapidly rising waters of the Mississippi River may well turn this around this year Warden Smith pointed out that much of the prime hunting territory in the low- land areas of tte western, sec- tion of the county will be flooded should the expected river crest be reached shortly after mid-December. Second Season Dec. 22 The second half of the reg- ular gun season on bucks will open on December 22 an:l runs thrugh January 13, the warden stated. He also pointed out that current regulations call for an open season on antlerless deer in all that part of Wilkinson County lying west of Highway 61 on December 27, 28, 29 and 30. $90,000 Received By County For Lake Mary Spillway Work A check in the sum of $90,000 has been received by Wilkinson County from the Mississippi Budget Commission for use on the Lake Mary spillway rebuild- ing pr,cject, it was announced this week by Tom Ashley, pres- ident of the county board o supervisors. The total sum was made up of a $40,000 grant and a loar of $50,000 from the state. Ashley reported that the funds will be placed in a short- term investment accoun pend- ing letting of a contract for the spillway, work. Due to the rising waters ir the Mississippi River. it may be some time before the work can get underway on the project, Ashley added. The M,,...a,or's Corner ... As Mayor of the Town of Woody, lie, I wish to say that I deeply .appreciate the fine participation in the Tree Light- ing, Parade and other Christmas season opening activities last week. The fine spirit of coop- oration sh,own is to be com- mended. An aopeal is issued to mer- chants of the town not to de- posit boxes, trash or debris in front of or to the side of their places of business on Saturday night. This practice creates " very unsightly appearance in our business section on Sunday m.ormng, and, if possible, I urge you to put out debris for pick- up by the garbage truck on Monday morning. We are also asking persons who remove artificial lowers from graves in the cemetery to Longmtre Box 2: Geter 53, please take them to a desig- Havard 59. nated disposal area. and not to He served in parishes in Gulf- port, Pasea goula, Vicksburg, and Grenada and as" pastor of St. Joseph's in Woody,lie from July, 1969. to July, 1971, and of Assumption Church since August, 1971. throw them over the fence onto someone else's property. In answer to a number of inquiries, the stop light at Main and Bank Streets is presently inoperative due to failure of part, which h,as been ordered and will be lns1alled, as soon Survivors are his parents. Mr. as received, and Mrs. Harry Joyce of Ire-, G.J. Gonda, Mayor land, one brother .and one sister, Town of Woodvillo t