Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Dec. 23, 1937 ‘Uncle Dick’ Cooper Enjoys Christmas “Uncle Dick” Cooper is strutting his stuff during the pre-Christmas days! Reason: He was given a brand new suit of clothes recently by Messrs. John and Elkins Taylor of The New Taylors’.

The Kahn Tailoring Co. and the management of that company wrote him recently stating, “You are the oldest customer for whom we ever made a tailored suit of clothes. We should like very much to have your picture and something about your life.”

“Uncle Dick” can write them plenty about his life! He was sheriff of Webster County from 1904-08, is probably the champion swimmer and diver in the county, even at his advanced age, has taught more kids to swim than any man who ever lived in the county, and stands very high in Masonic circles.

Cadaretta News: Mr. Clifford Avery and wife spent Sunday with Mr. Arlis Sprayberry and wife.

Mr. Ernest Pendergrast and family spent Sunday morning with Mr. Mack England and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Sprayberry spent the weekend with his father, Mr. M.H. Sprayberry.

The Doolittle gin has ginned more cotton this fall than ever before in one season and several more bales to gin. Too much cotton makes the price rotten and seed prices almost forgotten.

Mrs. J.M. Pendergrast spent the past week in the home of Rev. and Mrs. R.O. Pittman in the Bradford Chapel Community.

50 Years Ago: Dec. 20, 1962 Tops in Turnips This could be the motto of Brown Latham who has some extra-large turnips he grew this year. The largest weighed 6 pounds and measured 24 inches around. Latham reported he did not know why the turnips grew so big. He did not fertilize them. “Must be just good ground,” he stated.

Fame News: Visitors Friday afternoon with Mrs. O.B. White were Mrs. Naomi Wright, Mrs. Junior Bingham, Mrs. Monnie Whitaker, Mrs. Elvis Foust and Mrs. James Whitaker and Carol.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Taylor have purchased the J.R. Earnest place in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest have moved to Eupora.

Mr. and Mrs. James Whitaker and Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Foust visited Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Young at Hohenlinden on Sunday.

Mrs. Mary Ponder visited her mother, Mrs. Mary Wright, at Mathiston Sunday afternoon.

25 Years Ago: Dec. 17, 1987 Lollar’s Grove News: Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings visited Mrs. Nellie Goines Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. and Mrs. Fuller Cooke of Columbus and Mr. Lee Lewis visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goines on Saturday.

Mrs. Myrtis Pittman and Mrs. Mildred Shaffer of Newton visited Mrs. Erma Montroy and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goines on Saturday.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings visited Mrs. Delma Sims a while Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims Sunday afternoon.

New Hope News: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Doss and Joy from Charleston spent Saturday with mother, Mrs. Mary Doss. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wilson of Houston were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skelton on Thursday.

Mrs. W.S. Allen visited Mrs. Holmes Davis in the hospital on Friday.

Mr. Hal Middleton of Benton spent Friday and Saturday with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Allen.

Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Doss of Memphis visited Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Doss on Sunday.