News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – August 16, 1912 In WINONA, the jury has been selected and the trial of Swinton Permenter, for the murder of Miss Janie Sharp, is now underway.

NOXAPATER: Mr. R. L. Webb of Laurel was a guest of his brother, Mr. N. W. Webb for a few days. – The friends of Mrs. H. B. Duck were grieved to know of her death, which occurred at her home here on Sunday morning, August 11, 1912. Familiarly known as “Aunt Jina” she will be much missed in this community. She had been in ill health for some months. – Mrs. Joe Robinson returned home Tuesday from a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fulton of Philadelphia.

MARRIED, on August 8th, 1912, Mr. H. T. Slawson and Miss Gertie Roberts, in the presence of a host of friends, left for a honeymoon trip to Carrolton to visit the groom’s father, Mr. J. H. J. Slawson.

LOUISVILLE: Miss Bettie Gillespie of Aberdeen is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. G. Dancy this week. – Mrs. W. J. Faulkner of Woodland is guest of her sister, Mrs. H. J. Gammill. – Miss Audry Bowers is out from Arkansas this week on a visit to her uncle, Hon. T. P. M. King. – Miss Pansy Gunn, who has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. Butler, has returned to her home in Starkville. – Mrs. Jim Spence of Winston community arrived here Wednesday from New Orleans, where she has been for treatment. We regret to say she failed to receive the relief she hoped for.

75 Years Ago – August 13, 1937 LOUISVILLE: The new playground equipment placed in the City Park is being enjoyed by the youngsters of the town. – Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kitchens, of the White House Café, have moved from South Church Street to Judge Z. A. Brantley’s on Park Street. – Walter Triplett, City Mail Carrier, was rushed to a Meridian hospital Saturday where he underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis.

DEATHS: Mr. B. B. Davis, Conductor on the G. M. & N railroad for several years, died at his home in Hattiesburg last Saturday. He had been in failing health for a year or two, and it was hoped his retirement would restore his health. – Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dewease extend sympathy to them in the death of their infant son, who lived but five hours. – Mr. John Gully Lampley, 67, died at the family home in Noxapater Tuesday afternoon after a long and painful illness that confined him to his bed for many months.

NOXAPATER: Mrs. Hugh Gage Hathorn and daughter Kathleen of Calhoun City and Mrs. Otis Kinard of Betheden were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jones and other relatives here Monday. – Mrs. Ernest Phillips and two sons, little Kenneth and Jerry, are spending the week in Yazoo City, guests of her sister, Mrs. Ned King and family.

WEDDINGS: Mr. William Amzie Hudson of Louisville took as his bride, Miss Martha Louise Blades of Lenoir, North Carolina, at the First Baptist Church, Bristol, Virginia, at twelve-thirty o’clock on Sunday. – Mr. Ivan E. Sanders of Louisville married Miss Louise Fail of Luverne, Alabama, on Saturday afternoon, July 31st, at five o’clock, at the home of Rev. A. L. Shiver. – Mr. Theare Nowell of Mars Hill and Miss Arliedee Ryals of Plattsburg were married July 27. They are making their home with the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Nowell.

A new phone system is being installed and the new electric phones will be “cut-in” on August 17th. The Telephone Company out of Meridian says the improved plant they have installed here will aid in giving good service. New directories will be issued. It will be helpful if everyone will adopt the mode of calling their parties by number instead of by name.

Mrs. Z. T. Entrekin and her six children enjoyed a week’s reunion at her home nine miles east of Louisville. On August 2nd, her children and their families began to arrive. Thursday was a big day with Mrs. Entrekin and children when around forty people were fed. Uncles, aunts, cousins and friends came to help enjoy the day, the first reunion in twenty-four years.