Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
March 3, 1938
Gala opening at New Store
On Friday evening, the J.R. Phillips Co. will be host to hundreds of
persons in this shopping territory when the new, modernized building
on Dunn Street will be thrown open for a free-style revue and floor
show featuring two of Mississippi’s most talented dancers and a
number of local young women in a style revue.

Dresses of every kind will be modeled by some of Eupora’s most
charming young girls and matrons. Nothing of this kind has been
attempted in Eupora heretofore.

For months, the old Buchanan building on the corner of Dunn Street
and Roane Avenue has been in charge of contractors. The interior has
been stylized for beauty and convenience to shoppers. Large sections
of the walls have been torn down and built again, with a stucco
effect and black trimming. The windows now present an attractive
appearance — shining plate glass, chromium and black bordering.

The Phillips furniture store, completed some time ago, faces Roane
Avenue, has not been connected directly with the other building, this
giving the convenience of one big building, with windows on two streets.

The executive of this company, Mr. J.R. Phillips Sr. states that he
has spared no expense to make the opening on next Friday evening the
most spectacular ever seen in this section of Mississippi.

Bellefontaine Brevities:
Mrs. Bryant McCain of Eupora visited in the home of her mother, Mrs.
M.H. Evans, on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Skelton spent last weekend with his sister, Mrs.
R.R. Bailey at Pheba.
Mr. R.F. Stribling spent the weekend with relatives in Calhoun City.
Mrs. J.S. Hood of Lodi is spending several days with her daughter,
Mrs. Talbert Evans.
Miss Jo Ann McCain of Eupora visited last weekend with Miss Dorothy
Miss Beatrice Evans and little Mary Nell Evans of Walthall visited in
the home of Mrs. J.L. Black.

50 Years Ago:
Feb. 28, 1963
Big Black News:
Mrs. Maud Bland spent last week in the D.O. Crowley home.
Mrs. Dewey Crowley went to Jackson last Monday to visit Robert White.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Curry were Wednesday callers in the C.T. Henley
Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Henley were callers with Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
Crutchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Palmer and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palmer
last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Crowley spent the weekend with relatives in Oxford.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henley called to see Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Ferguson
on Tuesday.
Miss Runnie Brown spent the weekend with home folks. She is a student
at French Camp.
Martin Springer spent the weekend with parents. He is a student in

Montevista News:
Libby and Allen Pepper spent the weekend with grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Howell Pepper.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chandler and Donald, Mr. Curry Lovett and Miss
Gussie Lovett visited Rev. M.M. Lovett in Houston on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ruth Chandler and Donald and Mrs. Eva Brown spent Saturday at
West Point and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith and children.
Mrs. Johnnie Williams and children visited Sunday with Mrs. Rebecca
Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Love and Melva Dean and Mrs. Eva Brown spent
Sunday in Memphis visiting Mr. Elmer Dunn.

25 Years Ago:
March 2, 1988
Gum Springs News:
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Arnold of Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jordan of
Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wright were recent visitors with
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. Bedford Trull, Mrs. Mamie Makamson were Tuesday visitors
with Mrs. Moree Vaughan.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Crum of Vardaman visited Mr. and Mrs. Thad Justice
Mrs. Tommy Reese of Tupelo spent the weekend with Icy Goines.
Mrs. Bessie M. Crowley and Mrs. Christine Kelly of Mathiston were
recent visitors with Mrs. Moree Vaughan.
Mrs. Henrietta Justice visited Mrs. Icy Goines on Thursday.

Self Creek News:
Wrenn Butler and Thetus Daugherty visited Mattie Pearl Butler Sunday
Harold A. Smith visited his parents, Bernie and Madge Smith, on
Sunday afternoon. He also visited his brother, Charles K. Smith of
Princeton, N.J.
Duane Shurden spent the weekend with his mother, Edna Shurden.
Cleo Thompson visited the Warren Kornegays last week.
Decima Neely and Cleo Thompson went to Starkville Tuesday morning.
Annie Grisson of West Point spent the night with Thetus Daugherty
Charles and Bernie went to the flatlands (Cleveland) on Sunday to
visit Frank and Jean Thompson.