News of the Past – 11/18/15

100 Years Ago – November 12, 1915

LOUISVILLE: The Louisville High School football team will play the French Camp team at the fairgrounds here on Thanksgiving day. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Clark are keeping house in the Yarbrough cottage on Columbus Avenue. Mrs. F. J. Slider returned this week from Mobile where she went for treatment.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Mattie Lynder of Lambert is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. G. Price. Mr. and Mrs. Bell of Burnside were guests of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Josh Stewart, Sunday. Mr. Black of McCool was guest of his granddaughter, Mrs. H. F. Hunt first of the week.

75 Years Ago –November 8, 1940

FRONT PAGE: Monday is Armistice Day, and America has been celebrating for 22 years. For 22 years we have enjoyed peace, but with half of the world at war now, and not knowing what will happen next, let us hope for the best Monday. Almost all of our businesses will be closed on Monday.

Mr. J. W. Fulton celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday, with all his children present, as well as two sisters and a brother. A total of 60 were present.

DEATHS: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Barnhill, 81, were held at Rocky Hill. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Rogers. She was the widow of J. E. “Mac” Barnhill. Burial services for Mr. G. C. Thomas, 46, were held at Hollandale, his old home. He lived in Winston for about 10 years. He died at a Meridian hospital.

Mr. J. M. Robinson, one of our oldest citizens, celebrated his 83rd birthday last Sunday, with all his children and grandchildren present at the family home on Pontotoc Street.

LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Berlin Sharp, a lovely baby girl, born Nov. 1, and named Mary Sue. Miss Bonnie Jean Hardwick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hardwick is leaving Meridian today for Washington, where she has been appointed to a job with the F. B. I. Miss Martha Nabors, who is a teacher at Tremont, spent last week end with her mother, Mrs. Mildred Nabors. Lt. Presley Horton will leave Monday for Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S. C. where he has been called into service. Miss Willie Mayo of Preston is visiting her sister, Mrs. Arnett Melton. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Holton, a sweet baby girl on November 1.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Bryan and baby of Philadelphia spent Sunday here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Webb. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell of Memphis spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myatt.

Mrs J. V. Talbert and children attended her father’s 60th birthday partyreunion.

Mr. C. C. Chambliss had all of his children were present for the occasion. More than 100 people enjoyed the day. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hanna, a 10 pound son on October 14, named Fred Oswell.

100 Years Ago – November 19, 1915

Cotton gin reports as of this week stand at 2,343 bales compared to 2,283 at the same time last year.

DEATHS: Mr. E. B. Suttle, one of the oldest and most esteemed citizens of our community, died Tuesday. Mr. Suttle had been in declining health for many months. He had been a consistent member of the Noxapater Baptist church for years. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. D. Fulton, with interment at the Methodist cemetery.

LOUISVILLE: Congratulations to Milton H. Woodward upon the arrival of a fine girl at his home on the 14th. Aubry Hathorn was the lucky winner of the beautiful 100 piece set of dishes at J. Gordon’s last Friday. Mrs. Jno. Bailey of Center visited her sister, Mrs. D. D. Dempsey last week. Rodger Woodward is home from school with mumps. Miss Alice McGraw returned from Meridian where she went for treatment. She is much improved.

NOXAPATER: New pupils continue to enroll at the Agricultural High School. Friends of Mrs. Alice Carpenter of Phoenix, Arizona are glad she is here for the winter, guest of her sister, Mrs. B. F. Curtis. Mrs. L. B. Curtis of Eupora and Miss Inis Johnson of Walnut, Miss., were called here by the death of their grandfather Mr. E. B. Suttle. Mr. H. B. Duck, who has been ill for some time, is improving.

We have refrained for several mouths from mentioning the gross neglect of the public toilet, with the hope that our town authorities would correct the condition, but it looks like it goes from bad to worse each week. This house was built and turned over to the town at no cost save its upkeep. It has never been properly looked after, and now two of the windows are broken out, besides it is seldom cleaned up, when it would only require a few minutes from one of the town prisoners each morning to keep it in a sanitary condition. We hope the Board of Supervisors will call the attention of the town to its contract, and see that this property is properly looked after. A man or boy who would willfully break out the windows should rest a while in the jail.

75 Years Ago –November 15 , 1940

The Ginning Report states 4,949 bales have been ginned versus to 9,231 in 1939.

Mr. V. S. White and Lester Smith celebrated their birthdays at the home of Mr. White. Dinner was several picnic style.
LOUISVILLE: Rev. and Mrs. E. B. Heidt are the proud parents of a sweet baby girl, born Nov. 8, and named Clara Ellen. Mrs. J. W. Howard visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos in Brunswick, Georgia. Mrs.Roy Lancaster visited her sister, Mrs. Josh McAuley in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens of Kingston, Texas, visited J. S. and Miss Nellie McLain on West Main.

DEATHS: Mr. Jake A. Cutts dropped dead at the Little Cafe on Main Street about noon Thursday. He had been in dreadfully bad health for years and died from heart failure, leaving a widow and 6 children at their home near the Depot. Funeral services will be at Murphy Creek tomorrow. Macedonia mourns the death of Mrs. Mary Berryhill, known as “Aunt Mary.” She leaves 2 sons and a daughter.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. A. Garrigues and Mrs. Wayne Fulton and Misses Frances and Elizabeth Jones of Laurel spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jones. Mrs. W. E. Glenn and Mrs. Beatrice Pittman of Louisville visited Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Murphy and other relatives Saturday.