March 11, 1937
Bank Robbers are Arrested
Three men of Pinson, TN confessed to Memphis police on Monday that they robbed the Bank of Mantee in Webster County on Jan. 7.
It is remembered that they entered the bank there early that morning and after several hours work with a blowtorch cut a hole in the vault door. The torch set fire to papers in the vault and the men were thwarted in their attempt to reach the cash compartment. The extent of their haul at Mantee was $103, but bank officials were compelled to go to much trouble to check burned records.
The trio confessed to other robberies in Williston and Woodland Milles, TN where they were foiled by tear gas. They were more successful at Dukedom, TN on Dec. 9, 1936, where they obtained $540 and at Pope, MS in February of this year where the loss was not ascertained. The arrests were made by Sheriff W.H. Cocke of Somerville, TN and Sheriff J.C. Weeks of Henderson, TN. Memphis detectives are said to have forced the confessions.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Walker and children from CA are visiting friends and relatives here.
Miss Mae Ed pikes had as her guest Saturday night, Miss Mary Pepper.
Mr. and Mrs. Otho Vickers visited in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Spikes on Sunday.
Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Pepper on Monday were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pepper and baby, Mrs. J.A. Spikes and Miss Mae Ed Spikes.
Mr. George Boucher and Mr. Garland visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pepper.
Those enjoying the music over the radio Saturday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Pepper were Misses Mary Pepper, Mae Ed and Madeline Pepper, Mr. Aaron Leonard, Josh and Upton Pepper, Taylor Spikes and Chester Seago.
50 Years Ago:
March 8, 1962
Barton is New Manager of Co-Op
Mr. J.H. Barton of Eupora is the new manager of the Farmer’s Cooperative in Eupora. Mr. Barton assumed management Jan. 1 of this year, replacing former manager R.C. Paxton.
Barton, a native of Calhoun County, has been associated with the Farmer’s Cooperative for about one and one half years. He was formerly associated with the Eupora Tractor Co. and managed a Standard Service Station in Mathiston. Mr. Barton is married to the former Villa Lee Fox of Calhoun County, and they have a daughter, Marilyn.
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Baker and children spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Medders and children spent Friday night with her mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Hodges.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsey and son spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Elba Lindsey near Cleveland.
Mrs. I.L. Baker visited Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Jessie Mitchell in Eupora.
Mrs. Alsie Jones celebrated her 70th birthday on March 4. A bountiful and delicious birthday dinner was prepared for her by her four children who live near her.
25 Years Ago:
March 5, 1987
Mrs. Mozelle Barnett spent Friday night and Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIlwain and Lacey and on Sunday afternoon called on Mrs. Helen Vaughan and family.
Mrs. Vera Latham attended a job related school of instruction in Meridian on Sunday.
Albert Latham attended the mid-winter conference of District 30L of the Lions Clubs at Starkville on Saturday.
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Patridge and family were Mrs. Barry Rushing and Lynn and Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Crowley, Zach and Rosette.
Mr. and Mrs. Shorty Lamb and Mrs. Velma Lamb of Crystal Springs visited relatives in the community.
Mrs. Ivy Earley and Mrs. Ann Freshour shopped in Columbus on Saturday.
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Weekend visitors in the Tommy Griffin home were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Shirley of Reform and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ard and baby son.
Mrs. Moree Vaughan and Mrs. Icy Gaines visited Johnny Hugley on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones and son of Jackson spent the weekend with parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cooper.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and baby spent the weekend in the David Vaughan home. Mrs. Mozelle Barnett was a Sunday visitor.