Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: April 22, 1937 Famous G-Man Returns Home Hugh Clegg, assistant to J. Edgar Hoover of the Department of Justice and major in the Intelligence Department of the U.S. Army, spoke to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Mathiston Public School on Friday. Mr. Clegg is a native of Mathiston, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clegg. He graduated from Mathiston Public School and Bennett Academy. In his speech, he said that he owed his success to his father and mother, his early training and the friends who had expressed faith in him and encouraged him when the way seemed too difficult. He told of the part that science is playing in the detection of criminals and gave many interesting psychological situations showing the cunning of many of the criminals of today, and also how the Bureau worked in out-witting them. A crusade against crime, he called it, and there are more than 3 million of these enemies of society to be dealt with, he said. He deplored the pardoning of so many criminals, as they are so often a public menace, and are an expense to the state. Crime does not pay, Mr. Clegg says, and he urged the youth of the land to look with contempt upon those taking that path. The large audience was entertained and enlightened by the brilliant speaker. Sand Hill News: Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Oswalt had as guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Pittman and daughter, Maxine, Mr. and Mrs. Everette Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hood and Miss Kathleen Hood. Mr. and Mrs. Landie Fowler and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. David Britt. Mrs. Durwood Brown spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Dee Woods. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Oswalt were Saturday night visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Dode Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Salley were weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Woods. Miss Peggy Woods and Miss Billye Jim Oswalt were Monday night guests of Mrs. Winnie Zell Salley. 50 Years Ago: April 19, 1962 Big Black News: Mr. and Mrs. Omy Carlisle were Saturday night callers in the D.O. Crowley home. The Carlisle family was also guests with Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Dillard. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henley visited with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palmer last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. George Pritchard, Jr. and Mrs. George Pritchard, Sr. called to see Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henley on Sunday evening. Mrs. Irene Doss, Mrs. Rosa Bland, Mrs. Louise Bland, Mr. Maud Bland, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nichols, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crowley were guests in the D.O. Crowley home during the week. Montevista News: Mrs. Ella Williams has gone to Brookhaven to stay with her son, Mr. Billy Williams and children. Mrs. Joe Edwards of Houston spent Thursday night with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Scarbrough. Mrs. Ethel Hood is attending the Grand Chapter meeting of the O.E.S. in Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Williams spent the weekend in Virginia with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Linn Howard, who are entertaining a new baby daughter. Miss Floy Nelms of Jackson spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Nelms. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Ward of Double Springs were Sunday afternoon guests. 25 Years Ago: April 16, 1987 Edgeworth News: Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Cooke were Sunday visitors with Mrs. R.L. Cooke. Mrs. Debra Cooper visited during the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Doris Cooper at Winona and also with her sister, Mrs. Brenda Cooper, at Lebanon. Mr. Leland Sellars Jr. visited Tuesday afternoon with his grandmother, Mrs. R.L. Cooke. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Kitchens visited Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hill. Mrs. Diane Hill and Mandy visited with James Atkins in Grenada Sunday afternoon. Center News: Mr. and Mrs. Billy Blalack and girls, Bobbie and Nicole Mann, visited a while Sunday night with his mother, Mrs. Fannie Blalack. Visiting in the Billy Blalack home a while Saturday night were his mother, Mrs. Fannie Blalack, Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Mann and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sproles and children, Steve and Stanley Box of Memphis, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pepper and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Box had a get together before the Blalacks left for Washington. Mrs. Georgie Huffman and Mrs. Fannie Blalack visited a while last Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Huffman and girls. Mrs. Debbie Nolen and children spent Friday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Wilson. Mrs. E.L. Andrews and her son and grandson of Indiana visited with her sister on Monday. Glad to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Anderson’s new baby boy has arrived.