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Volume 149 Oldest Paper In Mississippi & Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Friday, December 28, 1973 Established In 1824 Number 30. 0 Localisms by Lewis... We take this opportunity to Wish our readers, one and all, Miss Irene Wentworth, of a healthy and happy New Year. New Orleans, is the holiday ay 1974 be just as prosperous guest of Mr. and Mrs. William and successful for each of us Withers. s We can accept with thank- Ulness, grace and humility. Mrs. Frank Whittington and , . , Frank. Jr., we,re visitors to - Natchez on Tuesday. Nhew Year'mid'week' Christmas and Miss Leila Smith, daughter of a- s hohdays this week Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Smith, of 1 next promise to play hobbs!Pond, expects to enter training _ a our n:ormal production at the Baptist Hospital in Jack- chedule. We took the day off son on January 3rd. t.Monday and Tuesday, and I Mrs. L. B. Smith, of Vicks- t': a,. most of the remainder of rbug, spent ,the past weekend a: town on v.a.cation Wednes- Iisiting Mr. an Mrs. E. L. smith ay, little time was left to gather land family. her news or ads. As a result, ] Mr. ,and Mrs. Dudley Hopson l, Will publish at least one day land son, Dudley, Jr., spent  both this week and next lChristmas weekend ,with his "' Will doubtless be a bit short !family in Tchula. " ews in both issues. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Owens and * * * two children, of Greenville, were s the year 1973 draws to a visit to their here f,milies.far a th- 'e, the top news stories of expected Christmas d-'-Past twelve months will Mrs. Svend Treppendahl and .Ubtless be heavily weighted Mrs. G. C. Golden, Jr., ere  lard_ the visitors in New Orleans on Wed- gloomy or unpleasant a, o the scales. Such events nesd, ay of ,this week. W Watergate, the energy crisis, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gresham, i !, in the Middle East, and of reenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. ar l d-Wide economic problems Charles Bryan and two children, ,, JUst a few of the top head- of Laurel, spent Christmas with z ,feafa,r w.hich point up te Mrs. Latin Bryan and Mr. Tom  aYPro)l_ ms faced during the Bryan. Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Smither  Lr by our nation ,and thc and Mr. Richard Smither are ' :ld. spending Christmas in New Or- the many unhappy or leans with Messrs. J W. Smi- events of the past thor, Jr., and Charles Smither however, mature reflection POsitive side of the pic- and their families. of our nation as a whole 50 YEARS AGO Well as on the local scene reveal that the year 1973 Still by and large a time accomplishment and We render thanks for the blessings which the Ai- has seen fit to bestow during the yeax now this should be .a time ,as well as reflection. head of our list, let each Henley. laroraise ourselves to strive Miss Margaret Snowden, of and to serve in such Baton Rouge, as a guest of so as to be an asset, not] Miss Willie Ague for a few days the first of the week. to our communities, ate and our nation. It is Messrs. Lessley and Dudley 'productive and Day are spending the week here effor on the 9art on a visit to their parents, Mr. citizens that our nation and Mrs. John C. Day. % Time is relentless, yet it is ever kind to old friendships and always promising new joy and happiness. Best of luck to one and all. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR 1974 Mr. Elmo Rabb, who is work-. ing at L:plarville, is spending ! by Babson's Reports, Inc. l economic .activity was ,aging. In the week here with relati.ves. [ Wellesley Hills, Mass. 11973 his hree-year-old had al- Cecil Scott from Mlllsaps Col- [ December 27, 1973 I ready encountered production lege is here for the holidays ........... of]capacity limitations in one in- with his parents, Mr and Mrs.I norty arer pumcamn -u ....... ..... u sry atcr anoner or a nature I our 1973 f0recas, a vlal cnangeno, -. ' ..... M. P. Scott. ., _ . d  u easny rememem "vnen came Mr. John B. Henley, of Hat- in me groans rums cceurre  .......... .......... me ue snormge o emcn ma- tiesburg, spent Christmas here when me Aemmisramn s, ua- - ....... ...... i;ers. o, wir lneres rates a denly put into enect ase .with his mother, Mrs. J. H. o; its economic plan. With I stratospherical levels and credit supplies still stringent, some fear of inadequacies of food and letdown seems inevitable for feed supplies already driving 1974. At this juncture, its rang- prices upward, this unexpectedly niude is iffy, depending in large early shift in ,policy sent many :measure upon how long and other prices soaring, how onerous the curtailment of In our forecast of a year ago, Mideast oil supplies ,turns out we warned against succumbing to be. Even if the spigots were inflation is superseded by threat of a deeper recession than is now ,anticipated; beleaguered consumers will display sharper price resistance; and the cool- ing of domestic ,and f(reign industrial activity should ease the feverish scramble for raw materials and commodities. LESS PRESSURE ON THE LABOR FRONT NEW YEARS HOLIDAY CLOSING PLANS TOLD Most Woodville stores and business houses will close Car the day next Tuesday and Wed- nesday, January 1 and 2. The Commercial Bank ,will also ob- serve the two-day New Year's closing schedule. The Woodville post office will observe ,a day ,and a half holi- day for New Year's, closing at noon on Monday and all day on Tuesday of next week. The Wilkinson County cout- house will close one day only for New Year's, taking the day off next Tuesday. All Town employees will have two days off next week, Tues- day 'and Wednesday, January 1 and 2. Town officials added that the street department will attempt to pick up all trash and garbage on Thursday of next week, January 3. The county welfare office, the iood stamp office, the health department, and other local federal offices yill close on Monday .and Tuesday of next week, December 31 and January 11. No food stamps will be sold next Wednesday, officials added, since the Commercial Bank will be closed that .day. Local ,auto agencies, garages, and auto supply houses also ex- pec,t o close on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Woodville Republican office will ,also be closed on these two days, 2 Convicts Escape From Angola Pen Two inmates of the Louisiana penal farm at Angola ecaped late last week and maxie their way into western Wilkinson County. There they tied up Ethel Ferguson at her home and stole her son's, Roosevelt Ferguson's, Centreville Woman Killed In Shooting; B. Netterville Robbed Louvenia Singleton, 43-year- old Centreville resident. shot and killed at her residence in that town on .Christmas night. Sheriff H. B. McGraw said Thursday that the woman's husband. Alex Singleton.. was being held in con.nection witl] the fatal shooting. According m officers, the shooting came as  result ,of a family squabble about l l p.m. on December 25th. The woman was shot under the arm with a .32 caliber pistol, and she was dead on arrival at Field Memo- rial Community Hospital, offi- cers said. Sheriff McGraw also reported a strong-arm robbery which took place n December 26. Bee Netterville. wlm operates a small store north of Woodville, was slugged and robbed on Wednes- day afternoon about 6:30 p.m., he 'said. Accordin g to the sheriff, a customer cme into the store and bought beer. getting change for a $20 bill. He walked out to his car to speak to a com- panion, then returned to the store and struck Netterville on the i]ead with a piece of iron and robbed him. The st(rekeeper revived from the blow just as the subjects were driving off, and he fired three shots at their vehicle. Sheriff's officers picked up two suspects in .t,he case Wed- nesday night, and they are be- ing held for investigation. They are Robert Leon Perry, r., for- mer local resident who has been making his home in New Or- leans, and Gus Marry of Route 1, Crosby. No charges had been .filed on Thursday morning, ,Me- Craw said. I automobile at gunpoint. They I and killed Eddie Trask near were thought to have re-entered i Norwood, La., in July 1971. Louisiana a,nd bare not been I Jenkins was captured in this captured, official said. I county following an extensive One of the escapees is Leroy manhunt .two days after the Jenkins, negro youth who shot shooting., Uncle Pete from Percy's Creek Says N,o one can blame the unions DEAR MISTER EDITOR: solely for the acute inflationary pressures of 1973. To tleir credit, I reckon by the time you git labar leaders were reader.ate in this piece, Mister Editor, Christ- new contract demands, and the mas will be past and you'll be danger-.fraught calendar passed ready to settle .down for a year's another bunch that's in and wants to stay in. And ever year, Zeke said, we git more evidence on wlLv a politician will spend $50 million to run for a office that pays $200.000 for four years Mrs. W. H. Wolf ,and children to occupy the pin- left Tuesday morning for New Prominence and success has so long enjoyed. Orleans on a visit of a few days , . to relatives ,and friends. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ses- One who believes thatl can be a benevolent of security is headed disillusionment. In run, the services, of a state must carry the cost upon layer of bureau- The "beneficiary" of gets what is left lhese costs are paid. way, a welfare state such as we have )ed in the United States, strength of its citizens away their ability to themselves. Adding sions, Jr., left Christmas after- noon ,for Walnut Grove on a vlslt to her relatives in that, her former home. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brandt and little daughter, of Vicks- burg, spent Christmas here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Richardson. 75 YEARS AGO Hon. H. C. Capell, a promi- nent lawyex from the ast, as in attendance ,at this term of Chancery Court. injury, its inflation- Mr. Eugene Wheat, who has deficit spending con- been working in New Orleans eats .away the value of for several years past, came up ars the average citizen Not much security here. Thursday on a visit to his fa- ther, who is quite ill. Mr. Duncan Stewart, of Laurel Hill, spent Monday in town on business. Mr. Waller Lewis came down from Natchez on a short visit the first of Vhe week. to the outright optimism on 1973 .......... ...... t" iuun uneu on agam, we wouia then prevainng, cmng inns mn ............ .... .  !*u[, UC lliely 0 escape wltnou as a possible pocget o serious [some industrial and cam,mercia[ trouble Despite some problems I dirnnttn hil om , ^- no one .could predict, facto y .......... )might tug their purse strings outpuL reau zraae, proIltS, em-  ..... , __,.^ _ lo men- rson 1 income and I tighter .becu ,, ,-,,r, =,,- p y t, pe a .:.meslployment and income prospects. business capital expenulv ' ......  , ,..,.  achieved the lofty results we' ^ ........ ,. ........... wider scope thn , suw pr,ojecea. xcep or llmll;atlons .eceion b seems imminent. of productive capacity and ransportation, 1973 could have witl] no sequence of harmful strikes. Looking head, 1974 will be the lightest of the three-year cycle that recurs in major labor contract expirations, with the steel industry virtually alone in the spotlight. There will be nu- merous secondary nions at the bargaining table, but none with Almost as critical to business- the clout of the United Steel- workers. The severe upthrust h] work to pay for it. But the fel- lers at the country store Satur- day night final ,got the Christ- mas spirit, ,and I'd like to report on some of what was said. First off, Republican Ed Doo- little perposed a morlt0rlum on politics for the session, actor he had a kind word for Democrats. Ed said all of em is wrong, but chances are about even that and offers no ,opportunities for advancement. The truth is, Zeke declared, Americans want to believe in their Guvexnment, and he said in matters of f,aith he had found you usual can .believe what you want to. Farthermore, broke in Bug Hookum, they is ,a heap goin men, consumers, ,and investors seen larger gains, is inflation. 1973 was .a .trau- CHANGE IN m,atlc period .on this score, in- LIFE STYLE AHEAD flation virulent and visible along The staff of Babson's Reports a broad front. In the opinion now detects signs of a perio& I of the Babson's Reports staf, f. of change in the life style all the only uncertainty is 'the the nation's populace. For an ldegree of inflation that will be indefinite time, rising costs I seen in 1974. It is too much along with inadequate supplies Jto hope it will be mild in view of fuel and energy could force of the ongoing escalation of alterations in demand and liv- fuel costs along with the inevi- lng habits, just ,s high pr4ces table hikes in abhor fields. Also. ,and short supplies of food have forced changes in our diet. In- dustrial and commercial estab- lishments and even the nation's international posture could be ,affected. Use of leisure time and .consumer shopping habits :may be influenced. Even pro- . teetion of the environment could Dr. and Mrs. Will H. Wood Rain Hi* Lo* of New Orleans came up on become less imperative. On the Tuesday's train on a visit to positive side, however, the might relatives in this county, of the country's research and the second phase of multi-year labor pacts signed in 1973 will automatically boost wages near- ly as much as in the past year, as could any new pacts nego- tiated over the next telve months. Many will be aug- mented by raises guaranteed under living-costs escalation clauses. As of now, we forecast an in- 19 .85 32 21 20 .35 42 27 21 0 42 31 2.2 0 57 42 23 0 65 48 24 .12 60 55 25 3.54 67 52 eadlngs: Ralnfall 1 p.m. :% Terape, atures 5 p.m. Dr. C. S. Hamilton, who has been located in Bayou Sara or some time, will return to Wood- ville and resume his former practice. Miss Kate McGehee of Pinck- neyville was a visitor to our town on Wednesday morning. technology will be brought to bar most forcefully upon the fuel and energy problems. SOME LETDOWN FOR 1974 Even before the energy short- age had reached acute propor- tions, there were increastn signals that the cyclical rise in flation rise of approximately 6% in 1974. Here are some o the reasons for this seemingly mod- erate projection: Interest rates may already have crested over for this cycle; monetary au- thoxltles are not likely to com- pletely abandon their ntt- lnfl,at/mn credit snce unless consumer prices will make the some of em mean well some of steel group bargain more ag- the time. Clem Webster didn't gressively, but the expected sag take kindly to that kind of a in business could lighten some compliment, so he reported th,at of this pressure. Then, too, the close relationship .between labor and management in trying to do away with crisis in steel is an experiment that may well pay off. GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT The staff of Babsons Reports looks for a 5% increase in the Gross National Product (in current dollars) for 1974 as com- pared with 1973, primarily as a reflection of. hiher prices. If the fuel and energy shortages on in the world that don't do our faith in our country much good, but he, for one, was thankful that this year, .fox the first time in many Christmases, Ed's old lady Is having to make we ain't involved in ,a shooting his shirts by guess these days war. We can leave them world cause Ed has heard so much problems for Kissinger and stick about tapes he von't allow even to big news like where a U.S. a tape measure in the house. Court of Appeals has cut down General speaking, the fellerslon the distance a photographer stuck to their annual discussion  has to keep from Jackie Ken- of peace on earth and good will inedy Chassis: Where he was to toward men, regardless of.lstay 150 feet away from her, political party. Zeke Grubb he can now glt within 25 Sect wrapped up the feeling when jest in time ,for holiday pictures he said he hadn't gone to bed And this is a good time of hungry a night in 1973, and he year to report where this house- had no big complaints. Zeke was wife that has eight younguns are not ultra-severe in the win- of a mind that most Calks that ter :months, early-year economic is hollering got bit by their activity could be bolstered by existing backlogs of unfilled orders. Capital outlays .and gov- ernment spending will be the backbone of GNP, while the prime boosters of the past two years--- inventory accumulation and consumer, spending -- will exert a largely .negative influ- ence. The GNP will probably be more deceptive in 1974 than for (Continued on Page 5) has took a job as a deputy sheriff so she can glt some own dog'. peace and quiet. And the idee Actual, went on Zeke. the of saving energy by cutting out more things change in this old liquor making ts being hit hazel world, the more they stay the by folks that say they need a same. As shore as inflation, he dram of that kind of energy to said. the nex time our Con- gtt them through these football gressmen stand for election ' games in 10-below weather. they're going to promise the Mr. Editor, I hope you an4 voters ever thing but higher i ew.*rbody that reads your news- taxes. And folks will still have paper has a Happy New Year. to hoo,se between ,one bunch Yours truly, that's OUt and wan t Kn,, and I Uncle Pete