Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Aug. 25, 1938
W.D. Gary Opens Law Offices Here
W.D. Gary, young Webster Countian who was admitted to the bar on June 1, has opened law offices in the J.R. Phillips building in Eupora. Mr. Gary was graduated with distinction from the Law School of the University of Mississippi. His college career was auspicious. Conscientiousness, hard study and keen sense of responsibility won him the respect of his associates and teachers.
In 1936, he was elected president of his class. At his graduation, he received praise from heads of the law school and those who have been close to him say that he is already an accomplished lawyer.
Mr. Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Gary of Bellefontaine. He received his elementary education in the Bellefontaine School and was graduated from Eupora High School in 1932. His first two collegiate years were spent at Wood Junior College in Mathiston.
Mr. Gary has also been prominent in the public life of this section. He taught school at Slate Springs during the scholastic year of 1937 and has been active in fraternal circles, taking a leading part in the activities of Adelphian Lodge in Bellefontaine. Those who know him well predict a brilliant future for him in the legal profession. The Webster Progress joins hundreds of his friends in wishing him success.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley and children visited relatives in Cadaretta Sunday.
Sunday callers in the J.W. Carroll home were Mr. and Mrs. G.G. McCain and family, Mr. and Mrs. Price Shaw and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Pounds of Bellefontaine.
Misses Mary V. McCain and Dorothy Pendergrast have returned to their homes in Twist and Osceola, AR after several weeks’ visit with relatives in this and adjoining communities.
Misses Norma Evelyn and Frances Weeks spent the weekend in Bellefontaine.
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hughes attended a Masonic supper in Slate Springs Saturday. They had as guests on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Allen and children of Hohenlinden.
Miss Mary Overland of Bellefontaine has been visiting with Miss Bervis Miles.
Mrs. Fronia Cooper, formerly of Memphis, is now making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Troy Hughes.
50 Years Ago:
Aug. 22, 1963
Local Dealer Will Attend Special Preview
Tom Ross of Tom Ross Motors, Eupora will attend a special preview of the 1964 Dodge cars and trucks to be held in Dallas. He will then attend the Chrysler show. The daylong previews will open with a morning sales meeting highlighted by a stage show and movie presentation of the 50th-anniversary Dodge models for 1964.
Following a luncheon, marketing plans for the 1964 model year will be explained by corporate and division executives including Byron J. Nichols, Chrysler Motors Corp. vice president and Dodge general manager, and Robert B. McCurry Jr. Dodge general sales manager. Dealers of this area will view a display of the 1964 Dodge cars and trucks during the afternoon.
Miss Glenda Jean White is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hitt in Grenada this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lucius of Cross Roads and Mr. and Mrs. John Earl Womack of West Point visited Mrs. Naomi Wright Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. A.G. Young spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Nobie Davis.
Mrs. James Whitaker called on Mrs. Willis Fason a while Tuesday morning. Rev. and Mrs. B.V. Goodrum and Jane and Mrs. A.G Young were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Shaw. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Rushing and Mardis visited Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Lloyd at Isola over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ponder visited relatives in West Point Sunday.
Mrs. B.L. Wright spent Sunday night with Mrs. Elvis Foust.
25 Years Ago:
Aug. 24, 1988
Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Brown of Milton, FL visited with Mrs. Lester Webb on Wednesday.
Miss Sara Fondren is now in the nursing home in Eupora. Mrs. Gladys Morehead has taken care of her for many years.
Our oldest in Walthall is Mrs. Callie Richardson, being 95 years old.
Mrs. Vicki Blaylock and Clanton spent Saturday night and Sunday here. They attended church services with Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Clanton. Mrs. Jondi Clanton and Jonathan Brackeen visited on Sunday.
Miss Eunice Woods visited with Mrs. Lester Webb and Miss Ruth Sugg on Sunday.
Mrs. Juanita Glisson and her two granddaughters are spending some time with relatives here.
West Shady Grove News:
Rev. Baker and son, Jonathan, of Ripley visited Wednesday morning with Mrs. Juanita Collum. Rev. Baker is the evangelist in a revival at Kilmichael this week.
Mrs. Ralph Bailey, grandchildren Wendy, Robbie and Brian, and Mrs. Christine Bailey spent Sunday in Carthage visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart. Lisa is the Youth Extension Agent in Leake County. He work began on July 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Bowman of Laurel visited recently with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bailey.
Mrs. Will Atkins visited Wednesday night with her mother, Mrs. Christine Bailey.