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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, December 14, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 28. Certainly myriad bright lig,hts Shulfl not be necessary to en- ll,der the true Christian spirit t, ae hearts of all citizens, and e. Jew ,of the gravity of the crisis facitlg our nation, e are pleased that such re- tavint ,been shown in both has to, ate and public electrical opiays in our town VCs e hope that all of our citi- Will join the rest of our 10rt in doing our part to con- :ryeenergy wherever possible, :yarily in our lighting, heat- " and auto fuel. two find that it hasn&apos;t been _ tOUgh so far to revert to r early training when t,he taerraemeter falls just .add a ,,ew more clothes rather than urn up the thermostat. I POLITICAL "To All Voters ,of the Second Dlstriict of Wilkinson Oounty: by Lewis "I am announcing my can- didacy for the Office of Super- visor of the Second District. tm'ttmttmtmtmctm=a_,---t "Most of you know me ,per- sonally but I would like to sub- b, ve commend those responsi- mit my qualifications to you. e /or the simplicity and effec- "I was born in Woodville and tt!Veaes cf the Yuletide decora- have lived all of my adult life ,ns of our town, primarily in the Second District. I have ,at of the Museum of Southern always voted in the Second Dis- DeCorative Arts more commonly known locally '. trict. I am a grad.unto of Delta s the old rail- State Teachers College and did oacl building, post graduate work at Louisiana State University. I served in the Navy in World War I1 and was the first W]AVE Officer to be designated an Engineer while serwng in the Research and Development Division of the Bureau of Ships. "During 1960-64 I served as Representative from Wilkinson County to the State Legislature. I served on several important Committees ,and as Chairman of the Public Lnds Committee. "My name appears in t,he first edition of Who's W,ho of Amer- ican Women. I have served this county on the Welfare Board, the FHA Committee and the Hospital Board. "1 am a member of St, Paul's Episcopal Church of Woodville and have held offices boh local and on ,a state level wlh the p Elsewhere in this issue al>- Episcopal Churchwomen. ears a story on the shu,ffling "I am and ,have been aware i ffices in the Wilkinson of the many problems that the nty courthouse during he Second District ,and the County ,.treat remodeling ,and addi- has and will ,have. These prob- L'01] s _. Pro]oct ,which has now lems can be solved i,f enough u Underway for s.ome months, attention is devoted to hem. ,  is our understanding that "Should you see fit to elect e lrojected cost of this major me for your Supervisor I will rOlect is n.ow over the three- :: work untiringly to give the D- ors_ of - a-million dollar trict and the County progressive v.m ' or some $755,000 plus, and land good government. iia' encurage- i "I earnestly solicit your vote we can get f no t that our own minor pet land your support." 'e m J ct is included in this whop- 'g budget. We refer to the Respectfully submitted, ] l air and reactivation of the Kathleen M. OFallon . wa clock in the bell tower.. 'c, ybe we are swayed too "To the Voters of the Second a by nosValgia, but we have District and All Residents of tanY fond memories of the Wilkinson County: ,,,, lraepiece with its bell faith- "Through this medium I wish ,lO;aY tolling the hour and half- to formally announce my can- ,ur that we still miss it a,fter didacy for the office of Super- "these years. visor of the Second District of , Ode r n conveniences and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. ere Ure comforts are fine and all "1 am a native and life long o the eod, but with over resident of the present Second 0yeS?5 n000 being expended on the District and by virtue of these  Project we do feel that facts, I find. it unnecessary to ltel  Plush and superfluous inform you of.any person data. COuld be cut or skipped "I recognize the .many prob- ia der to save enoug,h to put lems of the Second District, but the Old clock back in running I also appreciate its remendous 0tee again. If for no other potential. Clo, n a, think how the neglected "1 am hopeful that you will h0 r Procl,aiming the incorrect afford me the opportunity o Will 2, detract from the endeavor toward .solutions for Oraely refurbished edifice. I the existing problems in order ol , Supervisors, won't I hat economic and industrial eeaseP give this lil' ole I expansion of his integral ,part ?eta bit more considera- of Wilkinson County may full well be realized. * * "I am qualified tlrouh edu- cation for the office which I am Week we carried a story seeking .and I earnestly solicit slight decrease in the St. Joseph's To Commemorate Centennial Sunday st. Joseph's Catholic Church in Woodville, originally dedi- cated by the then presiding Bishop Henry William Elder of Natchez on July 23, 1873. will celebrate its Centennial Anni- versary next Sunday, Decem- ber 16. The Commemorative Liturgy will be led by the Presiding Bishop of Natchez-Jackson Dio- cese Joseph B. Brunini on Sun- day morning at eleven o'clock. Mississippi River Continues To Rise The Mississippi River, which went on a record-breaking rampage a year ago, has been rising steadily ,for several weeks and m now only about three feet below flood stage on the Natchez gauge The Wednesday reading at Natchez was 45.1 feet, with .a crest forecast by The Rev. John Niemeyer, parish the National Weather Service at priest, and the Rev. Henry Shel- Natchez of 45.5 feet on Decem- ton. a Woodvitle native, will assist. A luncheon for parish mem- bers and visitors will follow the service at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. ber 15. A slow fall is hoped for after that date. provided ad- verse weather does not hit the upper reaches of the stream. Backwaters broke over the Lake Mary Road just west of Another celebration for the the Buffalo bridge Monday parish ,will also be marked on night, and the road will doubt- Sundas, whe,n St. Patrick's Cath- olic Church in Fort Adams will formally be dedicated in services which begin at 8 a.m. In connection with the cen- tennial celebration of St. Jo- seph's Church building here, we are quoting the following ex- cerpts from a history of the parish which appeared in our Pilgrimage Edition last spring: The Catholic Church. inactive in the ,Natchez area after the French withdrew from Fort Rosalie in 1729, ,made its re- appearance during the fifteen- year Span.ish occupation of Natchez in 1783-1798. Although the priests at Natchez fled at the time the Spanish garrison ad officials were ousted by the Americans in 1798. it was only a few years until the church again sent ministers into the area. By 1837 Catholic work in Mississippi had expanded so much that the Diocese of Natch- ez was erected in that year, John M. Chanche being named the first bishop. Records in the diocesan at- (Continued on Page 2) less be impassable by the time this issue is printed. Senator John C. Stennis has warned of the possibility of an- other serious flood in Missis- sippi in 1974 and cautioned resi- dents along the Mississi,ppi River and the Yazoo River Basin to be prepared. Sen. Stennis said hs warning is based on recent surveys of the Mississippi River by th Corps of Engineers. "According to the Corps of Engineers the predicted river stages at Vicksburg indicate that a greater flood potential exists now than at this smme time last year. Of course, future developments will depend on the amount ,of rain, fall upstream and in Mississippi during the coming weeks," Sen. Stennis said. An estimated 3,180,000 acres in Mississippi were flooded last year causing some $93 million in damage and creating severe problems for farmers anti resi- donts in the Mississippi Delta, he added. bagged m our county your support and influence." Respectfully submitted, saw where ugly folks is de- first of the two open Green B. Morris manding equal treatment with pritty people, and he said this our condolences to "To the Voters of the of the deer hunting Fifth District: movement will open a hole new but at the same time can of worms in the rights '. . .. i' For sure, said Bug, the (juv- ernment is going go have to lde EOlor .... wno'm et, lv," t'ce of the Peace. At the same step in and set up a Bureau .k hunting clan " 1 Y - of Ugly Equality, and somebody to .being' areai--,oS'2t I timex wish to ,assure you that [is going to have to draw up n,--,g- .'. P .: I will ever strive to serve you1300 pages of federal guidelines :' wo trp so me li n suc.h a manner as to warrant I -mn weeKeng e o a on  bo"-'  . your c.ontinued confidence and] n what is ugly. A person has And'Uwe,v;]mes empty support. If I can be. of assist- gotaforetO hebe .hasdeClareda casefficialagin uglYthe ]earn me ance in any manner. ,please feel pritties, Bug allowed, and he Plaint from numerous free to call on me." raerabers of the ,clan. Sat- didn't see how they oould staff Sincerely, the new bureau equal with morning before daylight Gordon H. (jeter uglies and pritties til Congress enough on Foster's bring on /)he happy or the Supreme Court rules on Unique to the duck missing which would 'have made how to qualitfy for the job. but two things were the outing complete: a cold, ctual, ,went on Bug, he fig- miserable rain and a few ducks gers the ugly movement has Th st.upid enough to heed our about as much chanct s that g TT ,,  plaintive call. one some years back about put- Weather .opefully, the cold weather ting clothes on all the naked . ,''gl48' up the Mississippi Valley will animals. They is some things bring more of our quacking still left to personal ,opinmn in 1 l_ friends d..own South by next this world, Bug said, and what ':i' eall''beeec!' 5' 0 57 42 weekend, is prittYem, and what ain'tBug,iS one 'fi 0 69 44 * * * of Personal, said he : D,e 0 60 42 A survey has di'scl,osed that allus .has found that all wi.m- 111 c. 8 0 45 25 the average American favors men is beautiful, some is jest 111' ec. 9 0 54 27 only one kind of handout---the more beautiful than others. tl" Dec. 10 0 48 34 government's hand out of his Clem Webster was agreed with _', Dec. 11 0 58 27 pocket! Bug. Looks allus has been a "ally Readings: Rainfall 1 ,p.m. matter of opinion. A youngun Temlerature 5 } r, The greates mdeveloped ter- so ugly you have to tie a bone ,taltles furnished courtesy of ritory in this world lies under around :his neck to glt the dog Commission, hat. to play with him still is beau- Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says DEAR MISTER EDITOR: I tiful to his. Ma and Pc, was h I Clem s words. Clem said ,he .had Bug Hookum started off t e . [saw by the papers where a our- session at the country store I vey had found that 52 per cent . , . Iof .all poet tested in England Saturday night by reporting wnere we nnal got a cause ,go " and France was crazy to :some ing for majority ,rights. Bug ,had degree. Clem was of the mind that them poets is Jest as shore that it's the other 48 per cent and the rest of the w, orld that's needing help. The fellers was general agreed that the ugly movement ain't got much future, special i,f it has to wait fer (juvernment guidelines. Zeke (jrubb said it would take Congress two ses- sions jest to decide who ought to be on the guidelines commit- tee. And Zeke said Congress would take the hole hing seri- ous, even if nobody else would cause regulating the ugly move- anent would mean more people on the federal ,payroll. Zeke said he had saw where the Civil Service Commission reported it had 12 college-trained a, ppli- cants for ever (juvernment job that comes open, and It's a shame for all that education to go to waste. (jeenral speaking, broke In Ed Doollttle, we is over-colleged ia this country. We got folks walk- ing around with degrees that L. H. Chapman I New Rector At St. Paul's I Dies In Centreville Lee Hagaman Chapman,' 73-1 year-old Centreville native and retired merchant, died at Wilk- Amlte Haven on Sunday, De- cember 9, .at 5:20 a:m. following a lengthy illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Centreville, where he operated a store for many years He was a member of the Con- I treville Methodist Churc,h and I was an honorary membe.r of the | Administrative Board ,of the I ohurch. Funeral services were held. on Wednesday of this week .at 3 p.m..from the Centreville United Methodist Churc.h with the pas- tor, the Rev. Stanley Landrum. officiating assisted by the Roy. Larry Mills and the Roy. H. Ray The Vestry at St. Pul's Epis- Quick. Interment was in Oak-lcoPa] Church has announced lawn Cemetery under direction ] that the Rev. Raymond Whitney of Newman Funeral Home. Ac-IBarnez has been named Rector I tive pallbearers were Iverson]of St. Paul's and :has assumed i McKey, W. B. Netterville, Ha-this duties here. lotto Ash. Jonarl M. Wall, Ru- dolph Wall .and Robert Hold- craft. Honarary pallbearers were Dr. Jack Quinn Causey, O. L. Kirby, Marion E. Causey, and Homer Smith. Survivors include *his wife, Mrs. Jonnie Frances Chapman of Centreville; one sister. Mrs. Mannie Brown of Glen Allen; and two brothers, Corrie Chap- man .of Glen Allen and Lynn Chapm,an of Jackson. La. ASC Committee Election Results Announced Results of the December 3rd electon of ASC . community committeemen for 1974 were an- nounced this week .by James W. Calvert, chairman of the Wil- kinson County Agricultural Sta- bilization and Conservation commottee. Farmers elected to the com- mittees are: Community A: Hubert B. Curry, chairman; Lawrence B. Ogden, vice chairman; Howard T, Ferguson, member. Community B: David L. Mc- Craine. chairman ; C,h a r 1 e s Campbell. vice chairman; Bon- nie J. Sessions. member. Community C: J,ohn C. Hewes, chairman; Richard P. Smither, vice chairman; Henry W. Par- den, Jr., member. Calvert also announced that the county ASC convention will be held, on December 13 at 2 p.m. in the ASC office, where farmers will be elected to fill vacancies on the county ASC comm,ittee. He said that con- vention delegates ,will .also elect a county committee chairman, vice chairman, and two alter- nates to the c,ommittee for the coming year. The recently - elected ASC community committee chairmen, vice chairmen, and Vhird regu- lar member automatically be- come delegates o the county :onventlon, Calvert said. ASC county a.nd community ommittees are in charge of local administration of such na- tional farm ,programs as Ootton, Feed Grain, Farm Storage Fa- cility, etc., the chairman said. Last year, he pointed out, over 200 farmers, about 25 percent of all farmers in the county, took part in one r more of the programs administered by the 8C committees. The Corner ... There is. a town ordinance p:rohibtting the sale or use of fireworks within the town limits. Enjoy the fireworks if you must, but if you are caught be pre- pared to pay a fine of up to $25. I appreciate the response we have received hus far for the needy .and less fortunate chil- dren of our community. Keep up the good work. Due to the energy crisis the town has greatly curtailed the use of lights in our Christmas decorations. At present, we .plan to light our small tree for only a couple of hours each night. don't know how to pour rain out The only other decorative light- of a boot. Ed said a panel of ing will be four lighted candles them would be as Iood as any- and one or two spotlights on body to decide w.ho'.s ugly enufflthe old railroad office building. to get a federal job and balance I We would suggest that all of out t]e employment in line l our residents use restraint in with the guidelines. ]the use of electricity in connec- ours r" 1- I tlon with Christmas decorations. t u , l (3 J. Gonda, Mayor Uncle Pete Town of Wooville The Rev. Mr. Barnes ,was or- dained Priest in the Episcopal Diocese ..0.f New York in 1950 and since 1970 was associated with Trinity-Parish, Natchez. Mr. Barnes rece'ived his AB degree in 1947 from Wesleyan where he was a member of DKE fraternity. He received his STM degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1950 and h, as served in churches in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Wash- ington, D. C., and Maryland. A medical corpsman during World War II, he is a Commander in the Chaplain Corps of the Naval Reserve. He is .married to the former Susan Vance and they have four child,en Mrs. Michael (3. T. Larus. Jr.. of Wachapreague, Va., Raymond Whitley, lII, age 17; Reginald Vance, age 14; and Thomas Alexander, age 9. Offices Moved In Courthouse During Rermvation Project Last weekend was moving time for a couple of offices in the Wilkinson County court- house as reshuffling o,f office space was accomplished in ,order to make way for extensive re- modeling. The office of Circuit Clerk Samuel E. Smith was moved to the old county agent's quarters on the second floor of the build- ing, which is to be the f,uture permanent quar.ters of this office. Chancery Clerk Alonzo 8mr- goon's office was moved to tem- p0rary quarters in the former space occupied by the circuit clerk and superintendent of education on the ground floor. This is a temporary move made necessary by t.he extensive re- modeling of the chancery clerk's quarters. The entire floor of the old courtroom above this office has been removed and a concrete slab will be poured in its place ,as a fire protective measure. Extensive remodeling of the office will .also be done, including connecting it with the new annex structure to the soubh. Local Cattlemen Named Officers Of Simmental Ass'n Three a ea eatlemen w, ere honored last week at the annual Mississippi Simmental Associa- tion and sale held in Jackson. Colville C. Jackson, Jr., of (jloster was. named secretary- treasurer of the association while John C. Hewes .of Wood- ville was elected as a two-year Flood Insurance Plan Explained AT Local Meeting Willard Inman of the R & D Center in Jackson, who serves as liaison officer for the Na- I tional Flood Insurance Program, met with a group of interested area ciitizens at the ASC office here last T, hursclay night to explain the program. Inman distributed brochures on the National Flood Insur- ance Program which listed the following as to what the pro- gram is and what it is designed to do: 'The program was established by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to make specified amounts of flood insurance, previou,sly unavailable from pri- vate insurers, a,vailable under Federal auspices. In return for the provision of subsidized in- surance to existing properties, the Act requires that state and local governmenus adopt and enforce land use and control measnres that will guide land development in flood - prone areas in order to avoid or re- duce future flood damage .... To qualify for the program, a community must submit a com- plete application to the Admin- istrator for the entire area within its jurisdiction. Oopies of adopted land use and conirol measures which are consistent with the standards set forth in Vhe program regulations must be received along with other items pertaining to the nature and extent of the flood hazard in the community .... After a community begins participating in the flood insurance program, p,olicies may be purchased from any property and casualty in- surance agent or broker licensed to do business within the state ..... " lnman pointed out that the basic requirement for eligibility would be for the Wilkinson County BoaTd of. Supervisors to pass a "flood plain ordinance" which would include ,a manda- tory building permit plan which would apply to all new non- farm construction in the county as well as to "substantial im- provements" to existing struc- tures. Any new buildings or structures in flood-hazard areas would have to be flood proofed or raised by mound or piling to one foot above the 100-year flood level for the locality, he said. This mythical mark is calculated by the U. 8. Corps of Engineers .after a suryey for a given area and sets a hypo- thetical point above sea level which in theory has a one- percent chance of flooding to the prescribed level each year. A question and answer period followed Inman's presentation, with the audience expressing views both pro and con on the issue and with the chief objec- tions expressed being to the mandatory county-wide building permit provision In a news release issued last week by Miss Evelyn (3,andy, Missi.ssippi Commissioner of In- sura'nce, relative to the Na- tional Flood Insurance Program, it was stated tha't some 37 towns and nine counties or parts of counties in tt]e state are nw eligible for flood insurance un- der the program. Supervisors Set Dee. 18 Meet On Flood Insurance A special recessed meeting o.f t,he board of supervisors e:f Wil- kinson County has been called for Tuesday, December 18, at 10 a.m., it was. announced T.ues- d.ay by Tom Ashley, board pres- i,dent. Ashley stated that the puv- director and M. D. Treppendahl pose of the meeting is to discuss of Woodville was named a the flood insurance program, as three-year director of the state association. A total of 130 animals was sold during the auction sale, bring- ing their owners an average of over $1,709 per head, officials said. Former Centreville Man Killed In Auto Accident In Tenn. well as the investment of ille county funds. Interested citizens are invited to attend the meeting and sate their views, he added. a native of Amite County, was killed in an automobile acciden.t in Waverly, Tenn, on Friday of last week. A boilermaker, he was a resident of Nashville. His body was flown to Brown Funeral Home in (31oster on Saturday, and ,funeral services Joseph Q. B,ryant, 54-year-old were held at 2 p.m. Sunday former Centrevllle resident and  (Co,nin,ued on Page 3) :., ;: .... I:;,< ,i ,.