Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 12, 1937 Boats Placed on the Legion Lake Seventeen light cypress boats, each 16 feet long, were placed last week on the American Legion Lake just north of Walthall. These boats were bought at a government auction sale by the Hon. Lake Hays, Memphis attorney, and native of Walthall. He gave them without charge to the local post.

Legionnaire Ernest Elkin and “Son” Justice brought them from Memphis last week and Elkin is busy re-caulking them for immediate service. The Hon. Lake Hays owns a stock farm near Walthall where he was born. He was formerly a vice-commander of the American Legion Post No. 1, Memphis, said to be the largest in the world. Mr. Hays’ interest in Webster County and in the Legion prompted his generous gift which is appreciated by all. He and his family have been invited to attend the Legion picnic to be held at the lake on Thursday afternoon.

Savannah News: Mrs. Warner Shepherd visited Mrs. Mary Mae Faulkner last Monday.

Mrs. Ada Walker visited in the home of her daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Simmie Faulkner, a few days last week and attended the revival at Clarkson.

Mr. J.W. Scott visited in the home of Mr. Dolf Foust on Monday.

Miss Esla Earl Walker visited Misses Nora Lee and Emma Hooper on Friday.

Mr. James Albert Faulkner spent the weekend with his grandmother, Mrs. Ada Walker.

Miss Beatrice Shepherd is visiting her cousin, Miss Mildred Shepherd, and attended the revival at Double Springs this week.

Mr. Dillard Wright spent Sunday with his cousin, Mr. Herman Wright. 50 Years Ago:

Aug. 9, 1962 Springhill News: Mrs. C.F. Neal of Lepanto, AR visited recently with Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roberts and Brenda spent Sunday with their aunt, Mrs. Berta Carver in Drew.

Mrs. Aubrey Tharp and children of Birmingham are visiting her mother, Mrs. Bertha Dulaney.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Dulaney spent several days with relatives in Grenada.

While on their vacation trip, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Ellis visited with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hannah of Silsbee, TX, Mr. and Mrs. William Hannah and family of Beaumont, TX, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Haley and family of Port Arthur, TX.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Johnson, Mrs. Jeanette Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Troy Edwards of Bellefontaine.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hendricks visited relatives in Grenada on Sunday. They were Sunday night supper guests with parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal.

Cadaretta News: Mr. and Mrs. Wister Woods are visiting with their son, Mr. O.S. Woods at Tunica.

Visitors in the Ernest Bryant home Sunday were Mrs. Virgie Streeter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Easley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bryant and children.

Mrs. Earnest Bryant visited Mrs. Ina Clark Saturday evening.

Mrs. Douglas Chamblee and son, Hart, and Mr. and Mrs. Evans Swindoll of Alva visited in the Werner Woods home Wednesday night.

Miss Karen Woods spent Wednesday night with Misses Lynn and Becky Weddle.

Mrs. Wayne Baker and Mrs. O.P. Baker visited in the H.H. Baker and Donnie Weddle home on Saturday evening.

25 Years Ago: Aug. 6, 1987 Gum Springs News: Mrs. Bonnie Hillhouse and Mrs. Sally Smith of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Gerstle Card and Donnie, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Griffin and Kelli were recent visitors with Mrs. Moree Vaughan.

Mrs. Kate Vickers and Mrs. Dora Dearman visited Mrs. Icy Goines on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell of Kosciusko were Sunday visitors with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker.

Scotty Edwards is visiting with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Vaughan.

Lollar’s Grove News: Mrs. Barbara Ray visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goines a while Sunday afternoon.

Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims on Sunday were Mrs. Edna Hill of Mathiston and Mrs. Elza Weeks.

Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mrs. Delma Sims Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Linda Williams of Greenville visited parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clarks, on Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Crosswhite of West Point and Mr. Clovis Neal of Mathiston enjoyed breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clarks on Sunday morning.