Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: May 20, 1937 Need for Hogs in County According to R.T. Hobson, county agent, the recent survey made in this territory showed a total of 2,025 hogs on the 757 farms surveyed. This would place the total hog population of the county at 6,336. “This is not near enough for the home needs,” says Agent Hobson, “and we should be raising at least that many more for the market each year.” The survey showed over 90% of the mules in Webster County past 10 years old and that very few are being raised. It required at least 400 mules for replacement on the farms of the county each year and at present, most of them are being bought out of the county — a very unhealthy economic condition. There are 241 mares on the 757 farms, which would indicate about 700 mares in the county. This figure indicates some better condition than that of a few years ago, but there is still room for improvement along this line. Pisgah Springs News: Rev. and Mrs. J.D. Taylor were present at William Springs Memorial on Sunday morning. Mrs. Zena LeDuke and Mrs. Mamie Brown visited Mrs. J.D. Taylor on Thursday. Misses Christine, Nellie Mae, and Bernice Burton and Yvonne Taylor visited Miss Billie Louise Cooper on Wednesday. Mr. Harvey Taylor is visiting at Hattiesburg. Mr. Doyle Taylor, Mrs. George Ray and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Connell and children spent Sunday in the J.C. Ray home. Mr. Leslie Rowe had dinner with Mr. Irvin Pollan. Mr. Dick Cooper is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Jim Wiggins of the delta. Miss Billie Cooper spent Saturday with Misses Bernice and Christine Burton. 50 Years Ago: May 17, 1962 Happy Hollow News: Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Turman Jr. and children of West Point, Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Young of Memphis visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Young on Sunday. Mrs. Nellie Fisher is spending a few days with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon White of Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Harville, Mrs. Charlie Collier and Mrs. C.E. Harville spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Denney of near Clarkson. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bridges attended the memorial at Clarkson on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Harville spent Saturday night with Mrs. Harville’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Shurden of Starkville. They attended the memorial at Double Springs on Sunday. Fellowship News: Mrs. Ettie Franklin visited Mrs. James R. Polland a while Thursday afternoon. Micky and Danny Reed visited Russell and Jerry Pollard a while Thursday afternoon. Misses Alice and Mary Ellen Woodward visited Mrs. W.T. Lewis recently. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fulgham and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Norris and family Wednesday night. Linda Phelps spent Friday night with Shirley Norris. Mr. and Mrs. George Brooks visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Norris recently. Shirley McClain spent the week with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morgan and David of West Point. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Breland, Mr. and Mrs. Hayle Phelps and son visited Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Breland and family of Macon on Sunday. 25 Years Ago: May 14, 1987 Morris Newspaper Corp. Purchases Webster Progress Morris Newspaper Corp. of Savannah has purchased Harris Publishing Co., publisher of The Webster Progress Times, the Starkville Daily News and the Daily Times Leader in West Point. No changes in editors of the three newspapers were announced. Ellis Andrews will continue as editor of The Webster Progress. The only management change announced was that of R.E. “Rick” Quinn, publisher and president of Harris Publishing. He will be on temporary assignment in Gulfport awaiting a permanent location. Morris Newspaper Corp. owns 35 media properties in seven states. These properties include daily, non-daily and free distribution newspapers and shoppers, three network-affiliated television stations and two major commercial printing plants. The company is owned by Charles Morris, who is president, and his sister, Alden Morris Maier of Rome, Ga. “Morris Newspaper Corp. is a specialist in operating small daily and weekly newspapers,” Andrews said. “Being a part of this company is another move forward for The Webster Progress Times, We are happy to be a part of the company and are looking forward to our association with it. We will continue to strive to give Webster County and the surrounding area the type of high-quality newspaper the citizens deserve.” Self Creek News: Edna Shurden visited Pat Fulgham last week. Kathleen Hudson visited Thetus Daughterty a while this week. Rev. Jerry and Judy Guess visited Bobby and Sammie Moore recently. Duane Shurden spent last weekend with his mother, Edna Shurden. Martha Powell stayed a while with Mattie Pearl Butler last Sunday afternoon. Thad and Faye Easterwood attended Memorial Day services at Clarkson. Decima Neely and Wilma Yeatman went shopping one day last week.