News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago –March 21, 1913
NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Claud Mitchell are receiving congratulations
upon the arrival of a girl at their home on the morning of the 16th.
– The ladies of the Baptist church will give a supper on the evening
of the 26th at the home of Mr. T. F. Kilpatrick.

LIBERTY: Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hopkins are rejoicing over the birth of
a girl on the 13th. – Last Sunday afternoon, at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McGee, Mr. Pressley Jones and
Miss Alma McGee were married with family and friends present.

LOUISVILLE: The congregation of the black Methodist church are
preparing to erect a new church in south town. – We just learned of
the death of Miss Georgia Patty who died at the hospital in Meridian
yesterday, where she has been for several years.

75 Years Ago – March 18, 1938
The “Death Car,” in which Bonnie and Clyde met their death in
Louisiana, was on display here Wednesday at the McKay Chevrolet
dealership. A large crowd viewed the vehicle, free of charge, from 1
p.m. until 9 p.m. For a dime, in an adjoining room, folks could view
a photograph of the actual tragedy. The national tour of the car is
sponsored by an anti-crime association.

LOUISVILLE: Miss Frances Moody, who finished High School here last
session and has been attending Spencerian Business College at
Louisville, Ky. for the past eight months, is receiving
congratulations upon finishing her Business Course two months less
than the usual time required, and with highest honors. She also has
a position ready for her. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Moody. – Walter Lindsey from the Submarginal Area managed his
selling to the government better than most of the people of that
unfortunate area. He stepped a few miles south of the area and
purchased cut-over land cheap and is starting all over again on fresh
lands. He keeps around 75 head of cattle on his land and makes money
on them.

DEATHS: Elliott Kemp, 19, fell from a logging truck last Friday and
received injuries from which he died in Philadelphia hospital
Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at Good Hope. –
Funeral services were held at the family residence for Mr. Houston
Alexander Smith, 50. His body was carried to Big Creek church
cemetery near Sturgis for burial. – The remains of Mr. Beverly Cox
arrived here Saturday afternoon from Arizona, and funeral services
and burial were held at Masonic cemetery. He died in an Arizona
sanatorium Thursday of last week. An ex-serviceman, he was in poor
health and went west some years ago but was unable to regain his health.

NOXAPATER: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Covington announce the birth of a
lovely daughter on the 13th. – Mr. and Mrs. Ira T. Havens are
receiving congratulations on the arrival of a winsome little daughter
on the 13th. She has been named Margaret Denise. – Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Brunson of Pensacola, Fla. have apartments with Mrs. R. H. Glenn.
– Misses Mary Lynn Holman and Ruth Gully spent Sunday in Mobile
where they visited the Bellingrath Gardens and the Azalea Trail.

HIGH POINT: Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ward announce the arrival of a fine
son on Tuesday, March 8 in Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ward are
the proud grandparents. – On Sunday, March 6, those attending the
birthday reunion of Mr. Jim Ward, held at the home of Mr. John Keen
of Ackerman included Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ward, Mr. T. M. Reagin, Miss
Margaret Ward and Mr. James Martin Ward.

MARRIAGES: Mr. Dero Kinard of Choctaw County and Miss Pauline
Hammill of Pugh’s Mill community were married Saturday night, March
12th in Louisville, by Rev. J. L. Ward.