Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 6, 1938 Rich Palmer’s Corn Too High for Shotgun J.R. Palmer, the man who raised the tall, fast-growing corn this year, is back with further evidence. He states that a boy climbed one of the stalks and couldn’t get down because the corn grew faster that he could slide. Neighbors got axes but found they couldn’t hit in the same place twice. The boy is still alive because cobs are still falling!

Now comes E.G. Wright of Clarkson who states that he has a shotgun with a barrel 40 inches long which he used to try to hit squirrels in “Rich” Palmer’s corn. “The gun wouldn’t carry that far,” he says.

Clarkson News: Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Lewis and children of Fame, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vaughan, Mr. John Terry Lewis of Mantee and Mrs. W.C. Brewer of Columbus were visitors of their mother, Mrs. Ella Lewis, and aunt, Mrs. Lula Kimbrell, during the holidays.

Miss Margie Middleton who has been working in Memphis came home to spend the holidays.

Mr. Travis Palmer and sister, Miss Maxine, spent last week with relatives in Birmingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bentley were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott part of last week.

Mrs. John Gammill and son, Donald, spent part of the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lewis, at Montevista.

Mr. Tom Bland and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Easley, were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Palmer and children during the Christmas holidays.

50 Years Ago: Jan. 3, 1963 Montevista News: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Aston and family of Calhoun City spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Ellingburg.

Rev. and Mrs. Gerald Love, Angela, Vicki and Stevie of Brookhaven spent Christmas with Mrs. Esther Love.

Enjoying Christmas Day and dinner with Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Brown and Tony were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith and children of West Point, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren and baby of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chandler and Dan.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Gary, Keith and Laurie of Memphis visited part of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Walt Finch.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Ross of Clarksdale and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ross of Walthall were Tuesday guests of Mrs. Minnie Ross.

Lebanon News: Mr. Clifford Latham and Mr. Herbert Latham visited with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Latham on Sunday.

Miss Vera Mae Sellars spent Thursday night with Mrs. Bettie Schaefer.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Latham and Steve visited Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lamb and family on Wednesday.

Mrs. Velma Lamb spent from Friday until Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Schaefer.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kilgore and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie White and babies spent Christmas day with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Latham.

Mr. and Mrs. Maston Latham spent Christmas day with Mrs. Latham’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Fulce.

25 Years Ago: Jan. 7, 1988 EHS Classes of ’36, ’37 Hold 50th Reunion “I haven’t seen you in 50 years” was heard numerous times as smiles of joyous recognition spread over the faces of the Eupora High School Classes of 1936 and 1937 at the joint class reunions held on December 3. Twenty six members of the Class of ’37 registered for their 50th anniversary and first reunion, while 12 members of the Class of ’36 were present. Registration was held during the afternoon at Sunburst Bank.

Refreshments were served and visitation was the order of the day. The registration was conducted by Lorena Sugg Dick, Jewell Moore Waits and Loutee Nolen Womack. Members and spouses totaled 62 persons to attend the banquet held that night at the EHS cafeteria. In charge of the activities were Marie Gary Yates of the Class of ’36 and Rebecca Scott Shuttleworth and Priscilla Reaves of the Class of ’37.

A group picture was taken of each class and members took turns in telling of what they had done since graduation, presented spouses and reported on the number of grandchildren.

Clifford Gary and his wife, Modie, reported the greatest number of descendants, including 22 great-grandchildren. A moment of silent prayer was observed as a memorial to the departed members of the classes. It was decided that fifty years is too long an interval between reunions, so the next one was set for the first Saturday in October 1988.

Self Creek News: Mattie Pearl Butler’s visitors during the holidays were Bobby and Sammie Moore, Faye Easterwood, Martha Powell, Bruce Claypool, Alice and Evans Cantrell, Ryan Thompson, Kelly Murphy and Christine Saucier.

Ken and Nancy Claypool and children of Tuscaloosa spent Christmas with Clyne and JoAnn Gable.

Harold and Mimi Smith were supper guests of his parents, Bernie and Madge Smith.

Wrenn Butler ate supper with Bobby Joe Butler and family on Christmas Eve.

Elizabeth Petty Palmer of El Paso and Mary Walker of Starkville visited their Aunt Mattie Pearl Butler during the holidays.