The Magee Courier from Magee, Mississippi on April 9, 1970 · Page 1
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Magee, Mississippi
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Thursday, April 9, 1970
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t'ZWZS i HICT2.Y ffik Mage THIS WEEK TWENTY PAGES THREE SECTIONS COPY 10c Vol. 28 No. 26 COMMENT TOM DICKSON Chamber o f Commerce Week, proposed new Chancery Court Building, adoption of the redlstrlctlng plan, action on the proposed expansion of Universal Mfg. Corp., we certainly aren't hurting for news this week. ' When it rains, It pours, to use a cliche'. And, In a phrase, We're for all of them! The accomplishments of our Chamber of Commerce are too numerous to mention here and are listed elsewhere in this Issue. We would Just like to say that we believe the Chamber to be the heartbeat of the community. Some believe the Chamber to be related only to business, but we feel Its contributions touch the life of each and every citizen. Congratulations to those hard-working members of our community who make the Chamber a success. Draughn Magee says, "Something must be done immediately;" Margie Berry says, "It's a wonderful suggestion and very much needed;" Garland Reed says, "Every Grand Jury since 1948" has strongly suggested it These officials are referring to the proposal of the Board of Supervisors to build a new Chancery Court Building. This year's Grand Jury made the need for new Jail facilities very plain and easy to understand. What It all bolls down to Is, we not only need it it's long overdue. We're happy to see the (Cont'd. Page 8, Sec. 1) Chamber of Commerce joins in Striving for a better Magee and Simpson County, the Magee Chamber of Commerce Joins in the national observance of "Chamber of Commerce Week April 8-11, 1970." Magee Mayor D. M. Yel-verton in an official proclamation this week gave recognition to thtlr Chamber week and urges all clti-sens to learn more about Urge support of plant expansion Leading business and professional men of Simpson County met Monday night with officials of Universal Manufacturing Corporation to discuss proposed expansion of the firm's Simpson County facilities. Bob Can-nada, attorney for the firm, stated that since coming to Simpson County the net worth of the firm, which Includes facilities elsewhere, has risen to approximately $18 million. The firm Is now a subsidiary of Northwest Industries of Chicago. Universal now finds itself forced to expand facilities. Simpson . County has been MageeWSJCFM to go on air Sun. Sunday at 12 noon Magee Radio Station WSJC will officially go on the air with its 100,000 watts of FM stereo. ' According to Mike Mathis of WSJC, the FM station will be tested without stereo on Saturday night, The new station will come In at 107.5 MgHz on the FM radio dial. The FM station will broadcast from 4 a.m. until 11:10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will play various types of music smooth, pop-country and gospel, said Mathis. It was pointed out that both the AM and FM stations would broadcast the same program from 4-7:15 a.m. Monday through Saturday. their Chamber of Commerce its purposes, accomplishments and goals for the future. The local C. of C. which was organized in 1958 Is constantly working on programs designed to promote the economy of the area and also actively partlcipa-' ting in the affairs of the city, county and state. The organisation assists "DEVOTED TO MAGEE, chosen as the site most likely to be considered If coun-tians decide to support the expansion through issuance of BAWI bonds. This type of bond does not appear as a cost factor to citizens of the county as payment of the Issue is underwritten by the company In an amount equal to the funds required to retire the bonds annually. Under State law, In an election of this type, 30 of the qualified electors must vote with 60 of those voting in favor of the measure. WSJC will double Its night time power from 250 to 500 in the next few weeks. Rites for Mrs. DeJong held Friday Known by many Magee residents, Mrs. Mary Hendricks DeJong, 69, of Magee died Wednesday, April 1, 1970, at the Magee General Hospital following a brief illness. . Mrs. DeJong came to Magee in June of 1945 from Canton and was a faithful employee for 25 years at (Cont'd, Page 6, Sec. 1) in the development of a wide variety of trades and services and also works with 4-H clubs and agricultural projects In promoting an increased revenue from farming. Gathering important data from, surveys, market studies and labor data, the Chamber is an Invaluable source of Information for prospective Industries and businesses. THE INTEREST OF MAGEE AND SIMPSON COUNTY" MISSISSIPPI 39111, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1970 Joseph T. Lee Joseph T. Lee to address PTA ' Joseph T. Lee, director of development, Mississippi Authority for Educational Television, will address the Magee PTA tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the elementary auditorum. ' All parents and teachers are urged to be present Pror to his present position, Lee served for five years as district manager of the Southeastern Region, Lenox, Inc. As district manager, he worked extensively in the areas of marketing, and because of his television background, was consulted and his experience utilized in special television programming projects for his national office. Prior to his position with Lenox, Inc., he served six years on the production staff of WJTV, CBS Affiliate, Jackson. As director of development with the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television, Lee Is responsible for Identifying, obtain-' ing and coordinating funding support for ETV pro- (Cont'd. Page 6, Sec. 1) Mike Mathis Is president of the Magee Chamber and Ralph Jones serves as vice president. Trtasurer is Ken-drlck McCarley and secretary Is Mrs. Jaunlta Brooks. Directors from 1 367-71 are Ted Allen, D. B. Cook, Bill King, O. O. Parker, Jr. and Benny Prince. Those serving 1968-72 terms are C. G, Baldwin, Sid Egger, Tommy Everett, Bobby Shivers and adopt redisricting plan Supervisors recommend Chancery Court Building The Board of Supervisors of Simpson County, took appropriate action at its meeting held on Monday, April 8, 1970, for the acquisition of certain property known as the Dr. S. J. Knight Estate property, which adjoins property presently owned by Simpson County where It 1 ir 4 Pi ill I JIL RECEIVE TROPHIES Trojans and Trojanettes receiving trophies at the Friday night basketball awards banquet were, front, from left, Jolyn McNair, Most Valuable Player and Scholastic; Judy Cock-rell, Sportsmanship; Marsha Sawyer, Best Defensive Player; Beverly Lane, Most Improved Player; Ralph Jones. The 1970-73 directors are F. J. Dickey, Mrs. Polly Garner, Mike Mathis, Kendrlck McCarley and Siegfried Stelnberger. Reflecting a year of continued progress, the annual report was recently released by the Chamber. It coven the period from Oct. 1, 1968, through April 1, 1970. The report, In detail, follows: the Simpson County Jail is located, by declaring its Intention to issue bonds In the amount of $600,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring said property and erecting thereon a building that would afford fire-proof, ample and decent accommodations for the Chancery week Industrial Committee Presented Magee and Simpson County's Industrial potential to several prospective firms and followed through on these prospects. Encouraged the location of a plywood plant In Simpson County. Encouraged and cooperated with South Central Bell Telephone In the expansion of their service in the area. HARLOW'S PLUNKETT AHCHITECT 9 ENOINEEH Jackaon mlsalaalppl Court, the Chancery Clerk's Office, the Youth Court, and Including emergency Civil Defense accommodations in the basement thereof, with the top floor to be a modern, complete and up-to-date ' Jail. It Is believed that the Sheriff's Office, after 1971, and Delia Brown, Best Offensive Player. Standing, from left, Wade Parham, Most Improved Player; David Tanner, Best Offensive Player and Most Valuable Player; Jerry Warren, Best Defensive Player and Sportsmanship; and Jonathan Styron, Scholastic. Story is inside. (Staff photo by Gaylord Long) observance Encouraged and cooperated with the expansion of Arnold Apparel Manufacturing Co., Inc. Actively promoted another freight line through Magee. Cooperated with Menden-hall Area Chamber of Commerce In the establishment of a County Industrial Committee. Conducted a labor survey Established March 19, 1899 would likewise be housed In this facility in view of the Sheriffs Office having been separated by the Act of the Legislature, and would use same for Interrogation rooms, communications center, etc. 1 The citizens of this County, and especially Grand J u r 1 which have had occasion for the past 28 years to observe present facilities, have ob-Jected to the deplorable conditions now existing in the Simpson County Jail, and there have been several attempts by the Board of Supervisors to modify these conditions by making repairs to roofing, plumbing, etc. of the present structure which serve only a temporary purpose. It has been urged by the Grand Jury on numerous occasions that this actkm be taken by the Board of Supervisors. In addition to the much needed Jail facilities, this building will be a modern, air conditioned building housing all Chancery Court records, deeds, mortgages, etc., and all proceedings of the Chancery Court will be held in this building, Including all Youth Court matters. Records indicate a high Increase in Youth Court proceedings in recent years. This proposed building will face Pine Street and be directly adjacent to the existing Simpson County Court House. (Ccnt'd, Page 8, Sec 1) of the county in cooperation with the Board of Supervisors and the Mendenhall Chamber. Sponsored "Industry Appreciation Week". Cooperated with the Mendenhall Chamber and officials of the Universal Manufacturing Corp. In planning an expansion. Civic Improvement (Cont'd. Page 6, . Sec 1)

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