75 Years Ago:
April 1, 1937
Another Beer Vote Probable
Conceding that the election held in Webster County on Nov. 3 which purported to exclude the sale of beer and wine was probably illegal, T.W. Scott, local attorney and dry leader, announced yesterday that petitions calling for another election will be circulated at once.
In the election held concurrently with the general election, the vote was 559 for the sale of beer and 828 against, approximately a four to three percentage. Immediately after this election, beer dealers through their counsel filed notice with the Board of Supervisors that the election would be contested in the May term of the Circuit Court.
In the meantime, the Mississippi Supreme Court has held that thirty days must elapse from the date of the order of the board and the holding of the election. According to Mr. Scott this decision very clearly applies to the matter in this county.
Said Mr. Scott: “We intend to start circulations of petitions in a few days and I hereby call on all interested citizens to cooperate in the work of obtaining another election. We will make no effort to defend the Nov. 3 election, not held in litigation in the circuit court. We intend to start anew and exercise every care that all proceedings will be legal and according to recent decisions handed down but the Supreme Court. Practically every county that has voted out beer is faced with the proposition of calling and holding another election. The Supreme Court in making their decisions was kind enough to set out the proper procedure and it is improbable that any future election we may have can be successfully contested.”
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chandler and children, Hugh Everett, Bobbie C. and Billie Gene, Mrs. Minnie Wright and daughter, Mary Louise spent Easter in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bilbo Wright at Gum Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Carroll visited Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Crowley on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Minyard visited Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vaughan Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ada Walker had as her guests on Easter Mr. and Mrs. Simmie Faulkner and children, Mr. and Mrs. Fannie Burson and little son, Billie Joe, and Miss Ruth Norris.
50 Years Ago:
March 29, 1962
Mt. Zion News:
Miss Mertie O’Neal spent Friday night with the Charles O’Neal family.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Ray and children visited Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Russell during the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Golding and Reid visited Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Kilpatrick recently.
Mrs. Allen Golding visited Jo Ann Files on Monday.
Mrs. J.T. Pittman visited Mrs. Vera Ray on Wednesday.
Mr. Stanley Pittman visited Mr. and Mrs. J.T Pittman on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Wister Ray on Sunday. Mr. Luther Ray visited this home also.
Several in this community attended the old-time fiddlers contest in Grenada on Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Pittman and son of Texas visited several days in his and adjoining communities with friends and relatives.
Mrs. Max Dulaney and Joan spent the weekend in Grenada with relatives.
C.W. O’Neal and Jack Hendricks visited on Wednesday with Mrs. Jeanette Johnson of the Edwards Springs Community.
Mr. and Mrs. T.B. O’Neal of Clarkson visited with relatives here several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Crimm of Tomnolen visited relatives here Sunday.
25 Years Ago:
March 26, 1987
Richardsons to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
On Sunday, March 22, the children of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Richardson (Buster and Ouida) of Stewart will host a reception to commemorate their parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary which occurred on Christmas Eve. The couple’s friends of the past and present are invited to call on and reminisce with them between 2 and 4 in the afternoon in the Reception Hall of Stewart Baptist Church. Guests are encouraged to bring any memorabilia, such as old photographs that recall events in the lives of the honorees.
Mt. Zion News:
We had a good attendance at church on Sunday. Brother and Mrs. Vance visited their son and family in Grenada on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lucius visited Mr. and Mrs. Allen Golding a while on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray visited Mrs. Trannie Ray on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor and Mrs. B. Littlejohn attended the 40th anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Arlin Littlejohn at Pontotoc on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Grace Box visited Mr. and Mrs. Allen Golding recently.