Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Nov. 4, 1937 Phillips Store in Big Removal Sale The J.R. Phillips Co. will move from the mercantile building on the east side of Dunn Street to the old Buchanan building on the corner of the west side of Main Street (the building now occupied by Dan M. Taylor) within a short time.

This will enable this fine, progressive firm to merge its department store with the furniture store now occupying a new building just west of the corner building. Rather than attempt to move his entire stock of goods to the new place, Mr. Phillips is staging a removal sale which will begin on Friday morning in which all items, suits, underwear, dress goods, overalls, coats, silk dresses, will be sold at prices so attractive that all shoppers of Eupora’s wide trading territory will want to take advantage of them. During the duration of this sale, all marked down goods will be sold for cash only.

The company has issued a statement as follows: “We are loaded with winter merchandise and cannot possibly move the entire stock at present into the new quarters so we are staging a Removal Sale to clear all decks before moving. Every item in our stock has been marked to the bottom for this special event.” On opening day, children’s rubber overshoes are being sold at the ridiculously low price of 5 cents per pair, with no refunds and no exchanges, of course. Other items are marked extremely low. It will pay all thrifty shoppers to read the big double page advertisements in the issue of The Webster Progress.

Bellefontaine Brevities: Mrs. E.F. Arnold visited in Derma on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Oswalt visited in the home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Shaw on Sunday.

Mrs. Lee Ransom is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hitt this week.

Mrs. Alf Morgan of Walthall is visiting her mother, Mrs. A.J. Morgan.

Mrs. Claude Neal of Alva visited in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clint Love, last Friday.

Miss M.E. Hitt spent the weekend with her uncle, Mr. A.D. Hitt, at Eupora.

50 Years Ago: Nov. 1, 1962 Cumberland News: Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Estes visited last Wednesday and Thursday with Rev. and Mrs. James E. Estes and family in Greenville.

Miss Patsy Dillard from Clinton visited part of last week with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Dillard.

Recent visitors with Mrs. Minnie Shepherd were her daughter and granddaughter of Bruce.

Mr. Billy Pennington was here on a furlough with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Pennington and his aunt, Mrs. Montgomery and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Scott of Memphis visited Saturday night with Mrs. John Scott.

Mrs. Tillman Bland is visiting with Mr. Bobby Bland and family in Michigan.

The Rev. and Mrs. Coats of Mathiston were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Palmer.

Lebanon News: Mr. and Mrs. James Lamb called a while Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Maston Latham.

Mrs. Era Johnson and Gayden, Mrs. Shirley McKee and Patsy spent the day Tuesday with Mrs. Vera Latham.

Mrs. Vernon Schaefer and Hugh spent Thursday night with parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Mixon.

Mr. and Mrs. Eual Schaefer spent Thursday night in the W.O. Schaefer home.

Mrs. Lansing Lamb called a while Tuesday morning with Mrs. Vera Latham.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Latham and Steve called a while Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. Maston Latham and Gail.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 29, 1987 Gum Springs News: David Kilgore visited in West Point with his grandmother, Mrs. Cara Daniels.

Mrs. Mozelle Barnett visited in the David Vaughan home on Saturday.

Sunday visitors in the Tommy Griffin home were Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Patridge and children.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerstle Card visited Mrs. Moree Vaughan Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Deward Bell are staying a few days with Mrs. Icy Goines.

Mr. Bedford Trull visited his sister, Mrs. Moree Vaughan, on Wednesday night.

Lollars Grove News: Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings and Mrs. Erma Montroy visited Mrs. Delma Sims on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Thompson and daughter, Lynn visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims a while Sunday night.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings visited Mrs. Nellie Goines Friday afternoon.

Mr. Thomas Nation is home with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims.

Mr. J.L. Montroy of Greenwood, S.C., and Miss Missy Montroy of West Point were dinner guests of mother and grandmother on Saturday.