Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Nov. 24, 1938

Phillips’ Sale Draws Bug Crowds Shoppers

Eupora’s splendid new department store, the J.R. Phillips Co., inaugurated a “Colossal Winter Sale” last Friday and large crowds of shoppers are thronging the store each day.

Exceptionally low prices are marked on all items of their immense stock. J.R. Phillips Jr., manager, said Tuesday: “I do not believe that we will be able to offer such low prices again anytime soon. We appreciate the response this event is getting from the people.”

Lollars Grove News:

Rev. Hicks was a Saturday night guest of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Bailey and children were Sunday visitors in the W.F. Jones home.

Mr. Will Bailey was a Sunday afternoon visitor in the C.K. Bailey home.

Mr. W.H. Donohue of Reform arrived Saturday to visit several days in the home of his grandson, Mr. M.B. Duckworth.

Miss Nannie Belle Hodges of Jackson is a home at this time due to the illness of her grandfather, Mr. Hobby.

Mrs. Dave Collum visited Mrs. Alpha Newman Saturday.

Sunday dinner guests in the R.L. Farley home were Rev. Hicks and Rev. George Eudy, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Jones and Mrs. J.E. Peeples.

Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Gary and two sons, James and Lloyd, were Sunday afternoon visitors with Mr. and Mrs. John Courtney.

Dinner guests in the G.S. Bailey home were Mr. J.E. Peeples and Miss Bessie and Mr. Ottis Kilpatrick. Afternoon guests were Mrs. J.E. Peeples.

50 Years Ago:

Nov. 21, 1963

Kingdom Hall to be Dedicated at Cumberland

The Cumberland Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness will dedicate their new Kingdom Hall Saturday, Nov. 23 with a special daylong program. Located at Dancy on Highway 15, the new modern building serves as a Bible Educational Center for Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to F.L. Pate, presiding minister of the congregation. Principal speaker will be L.D. Pate of Greenville. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. Open house will be observed at the Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Peppertown News:

Mr. Lloyd Pepper of Shaw visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pepper Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mrs. J.B. Pepper and Mrs. Jim Palmertree visited Mrs. T.L. Mitchell and Lou Friday afternoon.

Mr. C.O. Norwood is visiting relatives in the delta at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pepper and children and Mr. and Mrs. Upton Pepper and Chuck were dinner guests Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pepper.

The Jim Palmertree family spent the weekend with the Vick Jenkins and Ray Johnson families.

Mr. Howell Pepper and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Pepper and Mrs. Kara Pepper visited in Bentley Sunday afternoon.

Visitors with the Wade Pepper family Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pepper and boys.

25 Years Ago:

Nov. 23, 1988

Pecan Alternative

The 1988 pecan crop is one of the best in many years. Pecans are also considered a good alternative crop. Pecan production is not a simple task. People interested in starting out in the pecan business should know upfront what cultural practices are involved and the time involved in getting started.

Good land is required for pecan production. Land that will grow row crops such as cotton and corn is also necessary. Land with a shallow topsoil or a high water table is not recommended. A producer should also remember that there is a long time before the first crop comes in, but by the same token, pecan trees may live and produce for over 100 years.

Mr. Will Cummins is enthusiastic about growing pecans and encourages people to investigate the business, but he warns that like anything else that is worthwhile, pecan production tales good management and attention to detail. Pecan trees do not produce if left alone unfertilized, unsprayed and unwatered. Mr. Cummins will again offer the pecan tree grafting workshop in the spring with hands-on experience guaranteed.