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Delta Democrat-Times (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Greenville, MississippiF obituaries mrs. Mckewen services were held Here monday for mrs. Motelle Blake Mckewen at Pascagoula mrs. Mckewen is survived by her husband Robert c. Mckewen and one daughter Linda Erickson Worrell of san Bernardino Calif. Mrs. Mckewen was the adopted daughter of or. And mrs. E. E. Stowers of Wayside. Memorials May be made to the american cancer society. Mrs. Mattie Zachery Mattie Marie Rollings Zachery go of Belzoni died Friday in King s daughters Hospital in Greenville following an illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 . Today in Box elder cemetery near Manila Ark., with the Rev. Robert Ragland officiating. Funeral services were held saturday in Belzoni. Barringer funeral Home of Belzoni has charge. Survivors include four daughters mrs. Marilyn Pinkerton of Belzoni mrs. Pearl Morris of Flint Mich., mrs. Thomas Henry of Illinois mrs. Melody Fortner of Flushing Mich. Three sons Earl Zachery Gerald Zachery both of Belzoni Thomas Zachery of Springfield to. One brother Phillip Rollings of Poplar Bluff to. 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Joseph Smith f. Smith 75, of Ruleville died saturday morning in North Sunflower county Hospital Here. Funeral services will be held at 3 . Today in the Drew Baptist Church in Drew with the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in Drew cemetery. Williams lord funeral Home of Ruleville has charge. Or. Smith was a member of the Drew Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife mrs. Irene Shurden Smith of Ruleville two daughters mrs. Rena Emerson of Charleston mrs. Joy guess of Greenwood two sons Rudolph Smith of Rome Udell Smith of Clinton . One brother Wade Smith of Leachville Ark. Two Sisters mrs. Florine Manis of Leachville Ark., mrs. Eddie Mae Underwood of Bald Knob Ark. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Lucille Riley Lucille Riley 51, of Chicago 111., a former Belzoni resident died aug. 23 in a Chicago Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at . Today in Shiloh my Church Here with the Rev. . Rush officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Delta burial corp. Of Belzoni has charge. A native of Belzoni mrs. Riley resided Here until moving to Chicago 15 years ago. Survivors include one son Nathan Riley of Gary ind. One sister Johnnie Mae White of Chicago 111. And two Brothers Sam Anderson of Belzoni and Hubert Anderson of Florida. Anderson Moore funeral services for Anderson Moore 67, of 832 Ham Green will be held at 2 . Monday in Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Delta memorial gardens. Bea s Century funeral Home has charge. Or. Moore died Friday in Mississippi extended care Center following a lengthy illness. Survivors include his wife mrs. Josephine Moore of Greenville three daughters Donice Moore Dorothy Moore Mildred Moore All of Greenville five sons Carl Moore Dennis Moore both of Greenville Anderson Moore jr., Samuel Moore both of Memphis tenn., Joseph Moore of Detroit Mich. Three stepdaughters mrs. Beatrice stalling of Greenville Ruby Dixon of Moorhead mrs. Seulah Harbins of Chicago 111. Three Stepsons Charles Dixon Otis Dixon Willie Dixon All of Chicago 111 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Pentagon fights pow bonuses Washington up the Pentagon is opposing proposals to provide Early retirement and Bonus payments to american servicemen who were prisoners of War in Indochina. In a letter to sen. John c. Stennis d-miss., chairman of the Senate armed services committee the defense department said it opposed legislation providing these special benefits to the Vietnam pos. Sen. Edmund s. Music a malnic a sponsor of the legislation said it appeared the defense department feels that pos from the Indochina conflict do not Merit special to asked the Pentagon to conic up with alternative proposals and said the department of defense has a responsibility not to Dror us feel on this most important Greenville the mid Delta Sunflower to air grievances officials Here agreed to discuss the grievances of a group of citizens who saturday petitioned Tor the dismissal of Sunflower s three Man police department. Carver handle president of the Sunflower county a act Branch said that a group of about 50 citizens marched saturday from the Sunflower Community Center on Pond Street to the police department As a Public demonstration in protest of alleged police brutality. The March was without incident according to both Randle and Sunflower county sheriff . Jack Sessums who was in Sunflower during the March when it began at 2 . The protest according to Randle was sparked by the alleged police beating of Kent Belk 16, about a week ago. He was handcuffed and Randle told the Dot. The a act was also protesting a number of similar incidents that have happened in the past and the general attitude of the officials there Randle said. The group presented a petition to Sunflower mayor . Patterson asking for the dismissal of police chief Billy weeks and officers Fred Hampton and Larry Beaver. According to Randle Patterson agreed to a meeting with a act representatives later this week to discuss the problem. Neither Patterson nor if weeks could be reached for comment by press time. Sessums told the Dot that both the a act and the City officials used Good judgment and conducted themselves in an orderly Sessums said he Felt the two parties can work the problem out. Neither May be 100 per cent satisfied but i think they la do the right he said. St. Jude Thrift shop to open the St. Jude Thrift shop will open for business in the Village shopping Center tuesday. The shop will be open from 9 . Until 1 . Monday through saturday each week. Mrs. George abide is shop chairman and mrs. Louis nunnery is co chairman. Clothes of All sizes furniture Bric a Brac books dishes and cooking utensils Are items that May be purchased in the store. The shop is sponsored by the Greenville St. Jude Hospital Board. Or. Bonella Oltremari is chairman of the Board. Local clubs and churches who will assist in operating the shop Are Junior auxiliary newcomers club sub Deb club Junior woman s club St. James episcopal Church women and hebrew Union Temple sisterhood. Any other clubs or organizations who wish to assist in the operation of the shop Are asked to Call mrs. Abide at 332-2454 or mrs. Robert Baird at 335-3715. Mrs. Baird is publicity chairman and mrs. D. N. Blaylock is in charge of bookkeeping. Taxes Are going up Moody in fair condition a Greenville Man taken to University Hospital in Jackson thursday following a traffic Accident in Leland was reported in fair condition saturday a Hospital spokeswoman said. Bill Moody of 1726 Dahlia received a Skull fracture and other broken Bones when his car went out of control at the intersection of . 61 and . 82, showing him out of the car onto the Highway. He was rushed to general Hospital and later transferred to University. The one car Accident occurred As Moody was in route to Witte memorial Hospital in Leland to Check on his daughter and grandson who had been involved in another traffic mishap a Leland police spokesman said. Moody s daughter mrs. Marie Byrnes of 1726 Dahlia and her 22-month-old son Perry were in a two car Accident at the intersection of West second and Breisch Street in Leland. Mrs. Byrnes and the Driver of the other cat Terry Keesee of Leland Wen. Treated at Witte and released. The child was admitted to King s daughters Hospital in Greenville with head bruises and was released to a Hospital spokeswoman. By Bill Vaughn Dot stiff writer an owner of a Home can expect to pay about More in City taxes in Greenville this year after Greenville City Council adopts the proposed new 1973-74 budget. Greenville City Council gave tentative approval to the 17.50 Mill rate at a meeting Friday afternoon increasing the local tax rate by one half Mill. Since the Greenville municipal separate school District tax rate also went up one half Mill the total increase for Greenville residents will be one Mill. One Mill of tax will produce per of assessed valuation. Mayor Pat Dunne said a House valued at might be assessed at one third or resulting in a increase in taxes. A person s taxes can be computed by multiplying .001 times the value of his property As estimated by the City tax assessor. The rate of 17.50 Mills however is not a record. In fact Dunne defended the tax increase by noting that the City was Only returning to the level of the local Mill rate in 1970 and 1971. However the combined City and school District rate of 50.50 is a record. Dunne pointed out that the Mill rate for the City was 15.25 in 1963 and had increased Only 2.25 Mills in 10 years. The tax increase would have been much larger except for two factors the City s assessed valuation jumped a record and the Council members Cut Baco department requests which would have resulted in a 5.5 Mill increase if approved unchanged. The City s new assessed valuation totals compared with last year. Much of the increase was due to the new malls and shopping complexes being added to the tax Rolls for the first year. The increase in assessed valuation enrolment up in City schools Friday s enrolment in the Greenville Public schools increased 341 students Over those registering thursday the opening Day of the 1973-74 term supt. Or. . Thompson reported. There were students in school Friday the first full Day of classes compared with thursday he said. At elementary enrolment was up 179 students from thursday s secondary schools showed an increase of 162, from to the first Day enrolment of was 87 less than the number entering Greenville schools on registration Day last year. The 1972-73 figure was i would project another 600 to 700 by the end of the Thompson said. Actually allowed the City to reduce the general tax Levy from 8.50 to 8.25. The 8.50 rate under last year s assessments produced in Revenue while this year s 8.25 Mills will produce a increase. The Mill rate on All other items except for the firemen and policemen pension fund remained unchanged. The pension fund was increased by .75 Mill combining with the .25 reduction in the general Levy to produce a .50 Overall increase. The total net Revenue for the City including All sources will be an increase of expenses for the City under the new budget increased or 7.5 per cent Over the previous year. Dunne said the recommendations for salary increases from All department Heads were Cut Back to 5.5 per cent. He said the state rating Bureau s recommendation for additional men for a. Stainless Stool Wator resistant. Black napped Carlim strap. J150. D. Water resistant. Unique Cushion shaped Case with Wood Grain and Matching band. 200. C. 14k solid Gold. Camel dial with Matching napped Corfam strap. 1239. D. Pointed Uval Case in Satin tone stainless steel. Dine Corfam strap. E. Seal Losi steel water resistant. Maroon dial with leather grained strap. 100. F. Quadrant Case design. Stainless steel and water resistant. Chloe s the Bulova acct roof watch now for men from for ladies from give your loved one the watch with the famous tuning Fork movement. Guaranteed accurate to within a minute a month. There s no balance wheel no mainspring no hair Spring. Nothing to break nothing to maintain. There Are Many contemporary styles to choose from. The Delta s largest selection of men s and ladies Cutron watches our store be closed labor Day to will to to Lorenco ii Gurn Nunn la or or tar the fire department also was Cut id avoid further tax increases. Everything s gone said councilman Jerre Lane. Dunne arid Lane cited Rye grass seed As an example Selling last year for a Tot and now Selling for a ton. They said fertilizer had tripled in Price Aid equipment is up 20 per cent. City revenues increased Lead by anticipated sales tax Revenue of the municipal Airport showed the largest percentage increase in expenditures going up 27.5 per cent Over the previous year chiefly due to added personnel for the new terminal the planning department which also expanded was up 21 per cent and Street maintenance increased 17.3 per cent. The department which increased least was the mayor s office which was up Only Over last year. The mayor said he also received Only a 5.5 per cent salary increase. Your travel consultant for completely satisfactory pleasure professional travel you will want to or 1. Make All plans Well in Advance. 2. Arrange for official approval Early. 3. Study program and activities for maximum personal Benefit. 4. Select most suitable transportation an d make reservations. 5. Arrange lodging for convenience and comfortable relaxation. 6. Budget time for maximum value and personal enjoyment. 7. Free yourself of financial worries for the trip. 8. Delegate your daily responsibilities to qualified assistants. Matters in which we specialize Contact us for our Complete service. Around the world or across the state i i i mainstream travel i 308 Washington Greenville miss Aas us 1 fashion Par excellence from the designer collection at Hafter a naturally. 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