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December 14, 1973

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December 14, 1973 UIIW CHRISTMAS PARTY lIEU) AT MORRIS HOME  beautiful two-story m3te- home of Mrs. Gordon L. Was the elegant setting December 3, for the The Woodville Republican, Woodville, Mississippi HOMOCHITTO VALLEY I WCCA NEWS HISTORICAL SOCIETY ) } This week at WCCA is beset IIOLDS BOARD MEETING with many Christmas activities. The senior class went Christmas A meeting of the Homochitto tree hunting and put up a beau- Valley Historical Society officers! tifu 1 tree in the library. The students are looking forward to the Christmas holidays. Mid- term exams are scheduled Car December 14, 17 ,and 18. This is the only thing that curtails the excitement of getting out of school for two whole weeks. There is a scramble to get The winning town will have a last-mintte things done. The l%lasettias and miniature I ta ese holly were used --,,uwu g'hout tbe spacious house arry out the h01idary theme. "e COnes and Christmas balls [ete her complemented the and board of directors was held ! December 7 at the Amite County MISS LYNN LUCAS Bank in Gloster. A membership contest is cur- FETED AT SHOWER rently in prog, ress with each of A s.hower last Sunday the area towns competing for afternoon a two o'clock cam- the honor of obl)alning the most plimented Miss Lynn Lucas. new members in the society. bride-elect of Mr. Rudy Butler. book on state or regional history placed in its public library. To coordinate activities in the membership drive, the following individuals were selected to serve as chairman in each town: Mrs. Troy McKey, Centreville; Mrs. James R. Smith. Crabby; Mrs. Lorraine Swaggart, Gloster; Mrs. Carroll Melton, Liberty; and Mrs. Gordon Morris, Wood- annual staff is exVremely busy preparing an additional forty pages o meet an upcoming deadline. The basketball cheer- leaders have ,been eagerly or- ganizing pep rallies. On Friday, December 7, the seventh grade room mothers gave the class a delightful party. Refreshments were provided by Mrs. Jennings Owens, Mrs. Don- The enjoyable affair was held program meeting of ab the home of Mrs. Kenneth and Evening Circles Gibbs, ,hostess. with Misses De- Woodville United Method- i nise Gibbs, Ella Ruth Butler and I Debbie Pohlman as co-hostesses. Parents of the engaged couple are Mr. and Mrs. C. H Lucas of Kingston and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Butler of Woodville. Christmas decorations were noted throughout the home, ville. Two county representatives old Alonzo, Mrs. Edwin Rya, n, with poinsettias as centerpieces ......... .,  ........ ,were Chosen: vrs. unela rlol- Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Mrs. James on bn( tame,s, unrlsbmas COlOrs ....... ,nngsworm, me; and Miss Herrington, Mrs. Charles Whet- of red green and white we're;_ . . .......... , .' ........ j Louise mann wlnnson, stone, and Mrs. Bob Catchings. cal'mea ou m bne relresnmens ...... : .... I Any ai mese lnmwaums mayi Gifts we r e exchanged and About thllty guests attended ' . '" be contacted for information on lpunch, cookies and candy were the affmr, members,hip in the society. ]served to forty-one class morn- Miss Lucas and Mr Butler Mrs. Gene Easley of Gloster] bers. The seventh grade and are to be married on Decem - named publicity ohalrman, their spans,or, Miss Jonson, ap- ber 20. and Mrs. Cfiamp Clark of Lib- preciate very much the courtesy erty wa named to the board ahown by the room mothers at trayed Mary, Mother of Jesus. of directors: The officers pros- this busy season. The elementary classes were in very dramatic and moving cut at the meeting were: pros- guest was greeted at the Mrs. Morris. a gracious ss. Upon depositing one's on a huge tester bed in bedroom where gaily Ch r.istma,s packages high on an antique cue felt as if one had back the clock to the brilliant atmosphere of days of the South time. ident. Mrs. Gladys Hollings- worth; vice - president, Mr. Wayne Havard; seezetary, Mrs. Mary Judice; treasurer, Mrs. Marguerite Thurman; and his- torian, Miss Elizabeth Ogden. The following directors were present: Mrs. Ray Farrar. Mrs. program began roles whizh expr.essed their Marshall Lumpkin great charm and skill in pro- the Christmas Story sening the touching character Portions from Matthew and interpretations. The play ended A Chriatmas play was with the music of beautiful to the group in which Christmas carols. Mrs. Leisa Wood portrayed Eliz- Bates gave the closing prayer. ZnOther of John the Bap- The social hour whirl] fol- From The Files Of The Republican "Backward, turn backward, Oh Time, in thy flight .... " 25 YEARS AGO Mr. C. B. Herron, who had spent the past month ,here while],oyed as a cotton classer for the Woodvllle Gin, Inc., left last Monday for his home in New Orleans, La. He was accompanied as far as Baton Rouge by Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Treppendahl and Mrs. Jessie Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Delos Day and little daughter, of Crosby. vis- ited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Davis on Sunday. Mrs. Emma B. Morgan, Mrs. Lyt Lewis, Mrs. C. G McGehee and Miss Lula Magruder spent Thursday in Baton Rouge. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Alford awd two children Marshall and Rob- ert, came up from New Orleans for a Thanksgiving visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Treppendahl. Mr..and Mrs. C. R. Day of Vicksburg and Mrs. Crrle Murray of Baton Rouge were weekend guests at the home of privileged to have Bro. Bernard Waites speak to them on Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lowry. Wednesday, November 28. Bro. Mrs. Rosa May Roland visited Miss Evelyn Roland and other ,relatives in Jackson the latter part of the week Mr. John Whittier, of Acton, Mass.. has been a recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Rosenblatt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sehrader of Baton Ruoge spent lhe past weekend here with he:r family, the W C. Lowrys. Major Clarence Dooley, USA, has recently been transferred WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER __ THINGS IIAPPEN! THAT'S WIIY SOMETHING GOOD IS ltAPPENING TO THE Waites used as his text the story of Joseph of the Old Testament. The students appreciate Bro. Waites' speaking to them. Mrs. Catchings' first grade presented a play .in chapel on lowed made one aware of being Champ Clark, Mr. Ernesto Cal- in the Deep Southland which deira, and Mr. Melvin K. Bruss. December 5. The play was en- titled "The Great WCCA Mys- abounds in hospitality all year. Tentative plans were made ery." The first graders could Guests were invited into the]for a pilgrimage project., "Heri- not understand why everyone in disl:ilsedrtom lWhe Mrs. Wood age Trails in the Hom,ochitto school had been so good lately. s in serwng Valley," that will include a tour After much super-detective la delicious tuna fish salad with of historical sites and homes in work, they finally decided it crackers, parched pecans .and Amite and Wilkinson Counties ADAMS INSURANCE AGENCy INSUREDS! ADAMS ISURANCE AGENCY Main Street QloLer, Miss. Woodville CIVIC CLUB News The first meeting of the board yard Uniwersity as the town of the newly incorporated Civic that best reflects the culture Club was held on Monday eve- and traditions of the Soubh and nlng a Town Hall. Mrs. Frances yet has a forward look. Townsend had on display for Woodville, she said. has a officers and board members the newspaper, The WoodviUe Re- new minute book and the car- publican, esVabllshed in 1824, a porate seal as given the Wood- bank established in 1817 and six vllle Ciivic Club by the Secretary churches, three of which are 150 of State. The board expressed their appreciation of the ,efforts of Donald Walsh, Esq., as attorney ,for the club both for incorporation and for the pending acquisition ..of the Rail- road Office Building. Officers And Board Elected For '73-'74 Elected to head the club in its third year were: Mrs. Ray Farrar, President; Mr. J. A. Ventress, Vice-President; and Mrs. Frances Townsend, Secre- tary-Treasurer. I Board members elected to a two-year term were Mrs. S. O. Stockett and Mr. Clifford Wheeie,r. Serving the second year of their terms are Mrs. Burltn Whitehead and Mr. Paul Habit. Mr. Ernesto Caldelra continues as honorary di:rector. 1974 Christmas Parade chair- man will be Mr. Calvin Cage. News From Our Public were guest speakers at the noon luncheon meeting of the Ope- lousas Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 27, at the Down- towner, to .which Rotary Arms years old. Rosemont, the boyhood home of Jefferson Davis, is being re- stored by Percival Beacroft and Ernesto Caldeira. As a result of their interest the Woodville Civic has reactivated the pil- grimage and next year it is scheduled for April 5 through 8. On Sunday the annual pil- grimage art show will be ope on the Courthouse Square. Art- ists interested in entering can contact Mrs. Fannie Whiteheat in Woodville. Woodville. she added, is also home of he Woodville Red Ca- mellia. The three Woodville guests each wore one of these that was six inche in diameter. Mrs. Wood presented one to Rotary president Charles Reed. Mrs. Treppendahl sh o.w ed slides as Mrs. Morris did the commentary Slides included Rosemont, the courthouse with its famous iron fence, the Jeff Relations Department .... Davis Oak, the eight Pilgrimage Mrs. Allen Wood and, and the eld railroad Gordon Morris of Woodvflle building which is to become The Wooflville Museum o,f Decorative Arts. She distributed copies of the 1973 Pilgrimage Edition of The Woodville Republican was because Santa Claus was from Florida to Albuquerque, were invited. They were intro- frosted white petit fours. Mrs. in early May. Deballs of this coming to town. New Mex., where he moved, with duced by program chairman Morris presided at the sliver tea event will be announced in the Eighteen male students of his wife and their baby. service. A massive a, rrangement near future, eighth grade science, their 50 YEARS AGO of beautiful red geraniums con- The next meeting of the so- teacher, Mrs. Ann Wheeler, Mrs. toted the white linen cloth on. ciety will be in Centreville at Shirley Ragsdale, Gary Rags- Mrs. J. P. Ford, of New Or- the dining table. the Van Cleave Memorial Li- dale, and Mrs. Mary Nettervflle brary on January 8. took a most interesting field trip on Thursday, December 6. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weatherly Their destination was the Mis- and children, Greg and Pam, sissippi Petrified Forest at Flora. Plans were finalized by the group to remember various in- dividuals in the community at Christmas. under the direction of Mrs. J. N. Miller. Mrs. J. M. Sssion, III, and Miss Joyce and Mr. Virgil Sturdivant of Anderson are to work on proj- Ridgeerest. La. visited t,heir cots for the Res Home in Con- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie treville. -- Reporter G. Sturdivant, the past weekend. Prices Effective Thurs. thru Saturday, DEC. 13-15 __,. Armour BEEF STEW, 24 oz. 82c Bryan Best Jiffy t BACOm . CORN BREAD MIX 2/27c I ==!,ll lb. IJ Aurora 2 roll $1.09 TOILET TISSUE 2 for 69c Del Monte - PEAS, 303 cans 2 for 55c NECK BONES lb. 49c 100 Size LIPTON TEA BAGS $1.25 888-4282 bel Monte Sliced or Crushed PINEAPPLE, No. 2 Arriving about 12:45 p.m.. the group ate sack lunches, listened to a fifteen-minute lecture about the history of t,he forest, and then took a self-guided tour. The World Wide Shop and the museum proved to be very enticing to the boys as' they returned from their forest tour. The Mississippi Petrified Forest is a natural attraction which all Mississippi citizens ,will find both educational and enter- talning. Seventeen senior girls took the Betty Crocker "Search for Leadership iri Family Living" test on Tuesday, December 4. The school winner will receive a certificate of merit and will have her test submitted to the state contest. The highest rank- ing student ir each state will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and with a faculty advisor will receive an educa- tional tour to Washington, D. C. and other historical shrines. Four students .among the fifty- one scholarship winners will be selected for national scholar- ship .awards of $2,(3'00, $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 respectively. In the first double-header basketball game of the year in our new gym last Friday night, the Ramblers split the twin bill with Franklin Academy. The girls won by a 48-27 score, with Renee Inman hitting for 25 .points and Billie Ann Wilcox for 12 for the winners. In 'the boys game the Rams dropped a 72-60 decision to the Cougars. Tim Gouda was top scorer for the night with 26 points, while Tom Willis had 12 points. FORMER CENTREVILLE MAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT IN TENN. (Continued from Page 1) from Brown Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ed Causey. Burial was in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster. He is survived by three daugh- ters., Mrs. Joann Thibodeaux, Mrs. Janlce Bonnec,aze .and Miss Betty Sue Bryant, all of Baton Rouge; six- sisters and two brothers, Mr& Wilhelmina Haz- elwood. Mrs. Jeanette Anderson, Claude Bryant, and Leon Bryant, all of Liberty, Mrs. Lelia Hazlip, Rosetta, Mrs. Beatrice Causey, McComb, Mrs. Sally Cobb, Cros- by, and Mrs. Dollie Brewer. Purvls; and one grandchild. Misses Pamela, Angola and Lisa Whittington of Centreville visited here on Monday with their grandmother, Mr& Lueille Whittington. 46 oz. HAWAIIAN PUNCH leans, spent several days at her country home on Kenilwood Farm last week, returning home Sunday. Fielding Philips, of Baton Rouge, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Treppendahl as the guest of their son. Carl. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Tillery of Darrington were visitors to Voodville for a few hours on Monday of this week. Mr. Lane W. Brandon of Ptnckneyville was a business visitor to Woodville for a few hours on Wednesday morning. Messrs. J. T. M, organ, V. T. Ward and Frank D'Aquilla of Ft. Adams were in town Wednes- day afternoon for a few hours. Mrs. L. B. Robinson and Mrs. A. J. Dardn. f CentrevLlle, were visitors to Woodvllle on Thursday morning. Mr. Henry Johnson spent Tuesday in Baton Rouge where he had some 'business matters to look after. "Judge" W. T. Newman. of Halfway Store on the Prentlss Highway, was a business visitor to Woodville last Saturday af- ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Roy E Cox spent the Thanksgiving holi- days in Baton Rouge as guests of his mother, Mrs. John Cox. Dr. and Mrs. Dunk Sessions of Natchez ,were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M Sessions .and Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sessions on Sun- day. 75 YEARS AGO On Monday last Mrs. Brown of Amite County took charge of the Post Office here and was duly installed in her office. Dr. J. Webb McGehee came up from New Orleans Tuesday to spend a few days with friends and relatives, all of whom are glad to see him. Miss Lizzie Wettlin left. on cnday for Bristol, Tenn., where he will attend school. She will take a two year course before retu,rning home. Mr. Chas. Wartzburger, a prominent drummer, spent Mon- day in our town in the interest of his firm. Mr. S. Blumenthal returned on Monday from Natchez where he reports things as being very dull and everybody very blue. The only. salvation .for the cotton raiser is to curtail the p, roduction of cotton and our Southern people must realize :his fact and make preparations :arly in the game for such a 3urtailment. Begin at the pres- ent time to shape your affairs so as to permit you to make his reduction in acreage. We are pleased to learn that Dr. L. A. Magruder, who has been confined to his bed by having stuck a nail in ,his foot, s able to be up again, Kenneth Deshotel, whose wife. a native of Woodville, was also present. Accompanying Mrs. Wood and. Mrs. Morris was Mrs. Marshall Treppendahl of Wood- rille. Mr. Deshotel stated that these .adies were members of the Woodville Civic Club which is native in promoting tourism. Almost every Woodville citizen is a member and d.ues are one dollar per year. He felt Ope- lousan might be interested in the success of the organization. Explaining that Woodvflle was known not only as the boyhood home of Jefferson Davis but for many other things as well, Mrs. Wood pointed out that Woodvi]le is a town of two thousand people and was in- corporated in 1809. She con- tinued, "The land was originally deeded to the town for ,a cort- house, jail, w,hipping post, auc- tion block and publlic drinking trough." It was selected by I-/ar- i ASH. POWDER .rysta. I White k00lu00d DETERGENT VARIETY WOODVILLE, MISS. SHACK Street THE WARREN'S Sporting Goods 12 ft. Fishing Boat $8s.oo 14 t. Fishing Boat $9s.oo ,Remington .22 Automutic Reg. $74.95 Now $64.95 Remington 11OO Duck Special Reg. $238.95 Now $204.95 Also Duck Calls, Decoys, and many more items for the Sportsman. 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