Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

[opinion] Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago:
March 18, 1937
Will Enforce Traffic Laws
Automobile and truck drivers should exercise great care in the operation of their vehicles during the next few days; for Mayor L.W. Harpole of Eupora has announced that all violators of traffic ordinances will be fined in his court. He has ordered town police to be on the alert and make arrests for every violation regardless of identity and standing in the community of violators.
The mayor said that some of the most prominent citizens had lapsed into bad driving habits and that although it would be an unpleasant duty for him, he intended to levy fines wherever possible until healthier traffic conditions are obtained here. The mayor said that local people had become very careless in their driving and that nothing less than good future had prevented several sad accidents in recent days.
“This is my last warning,” declared the mayor, “and we intend to prosecute every case from now on. Especial attention will be given to those who disregard stop signs. If a driver cannot see stop signs, he can’t see well enough to drive a car. Speeding has become prevalent in late weeks and speeding fines will be high in my court. Reckless and drunken driving will draw severe penalties. There’s been too much of this kind of thing going on and we intend to stop it in Eupora before lives are lost.”
Mayor Harpole stated that town traffic ordinances will be studied at the next meeting of the board of aldermen and changes made where necessary. He said that a traffic observance week will be observed next month to better educate the people in sane operation of motor vehicles.
Bellefontaine Brevities:
Mrs. Talbert Evans spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Hood, at Lodi.
Mr. Robert Skelton was a visitor with friends in Bellefontaine on Sunday.
Miss Marian Gary visited Misses Willie and Frankie Wise of Ackerman recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Will T. Gary were visitors Friday with Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Embry at Bellefontaine.
Mrs. Sudie Watson and children of Tomnolen visited her mother, Mrs. Nannie Yarbrough last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Hughes and children visited their brother, Mr. Grant McCain and wife on Sunday.
Mrs. Arthur Wright and son of Pleasant Hill visited Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Hardy on Friday.
50 Years Ago:
March 15, 1962
William Shaw Serving as Page
William Riley Shaw, at the invitation of Rep. Chester Butler, is serving as a page in the Mississippi House of Representatives this week. A student of Mrs. Robert Curry’s sixth grade in the Eupora Elementary School, William is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Shaw of Eupora and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Riley.
Hebron News:
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Freshour and children spent last Sunday in Memphis and Batesville visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fields of Tennessee visited a few days recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fields and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Prescott of Greenwood visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hamilton last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Lucius visited Rev. and Mrs. Garland Eaves and Clint in Louisville on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Vickers and children of Mobile spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Wells.
25 Years Ago:
March 12, 1987
Edgeworth News:
Mr. Bruce Gentry and boys, Lee and Allen visited with Mrs. R.L. Cooke on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Linda Kitchens and son, Brent, attended church Sunday and visited with Mrs. Diane Hill and Mandy.
Mrs. R.L. Cooke spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Leland Sellars at Shady Grove.
Mrs. Diane Hill and Mrs. Linda Kitchens, Brent and Mandy visited with Mrs. R.L. Cooke on their way from church.
Mrs. Frances Cooper is in the hospital at Jackson.
Mt. Zion News:
Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaughan and daughters are visiting this week in the William Taylor home.
Mrs. Ivy Sibley attended church in Houston on Sunday with Mrs. Mable Putnam and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Turner and family visited in the delta on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adkins visited her mother at Grenada on Sunday. The Bentons were Sunday night visitors with the Adkins.
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson and Brad visited the V.A. Taylor s on Sunday.
Mrs. Elaine Medders visited last week with Mrs. B. Littlejohn.
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Golding visited Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Willis White.