Wednesday, October 3, 2012 1:00 AM
Sept. 30, 1932
Postmaster J. L. Posey said Monday that he is prepared to inaugurate at Philadelphia, the increased parcel post rates, which become effective over the country Oct. 1.
He said the majority of Mississippi is in the first and second zones with some 25 or more stations in the state in the third zone. The entire area is affected by the increase.
Arthur M. Welsh of this city was among the 59 game wardens appointed by the State Game and Fish Commission on the last Saturday according to announcement made by Director Hunter Kimball.
Oct. 2, 1942
W. M. Prince, Democratic nominee for mayor, was commissioned mayor of the City in the absence of Mayor Dees Stribling, now in the armed forces, by Governor Paul Johnson in Jackson Friday, September 18.
The appointment was approved by the Board of Aldermen at its last regular meeting.
The John Sharp Williams and the L. Q. C. Lamar Literary Societies held the first meeting of this year on Thursday, September 24, at Philadelphia High School. The purpose of the meeting was to select members from the Freshman class.
Oct. 2, 1952
Miss Carol Graves, graduate of the Philadelphia High School, will reign as Homecoming Queen at East Central Junior College, Saturday. The College is also celebrating its 25th year in the educational field.
Mrs. Clady Wilson was named this week by Gov. Hugh L. White as an interim member of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Wilson will serve in the office made vacant by the death of her husband, Mr. Wilson, last week.
Oct. 4, 1962
Bids are being asked on repair of Highway 15, between Philadelphia and Noxapater by the State Highway Commission, it was announced this week. Bid deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Mrs. Billy Winkler was elected president of the Philadelphia School Backers Club last Tuesday night at the pot luck supper held for the members os the faculty.
Mrs. Dwight Barrett was elected vice-president and Mrs. Kenneth Lewis was elected secretary-treasurer.
Oct. 5, 1972
The United States Senate has approved and sent to the House of Representatives a bill that would authorize construction of the 16,000 acre Edinburg Reservoir in Neshoba County.
Philadelphia High School's homecoming court that will be presented at halftime in Friday night's game. They are Vicki Blackwell, sophomore maid, Karen Nowell, junior maid, Vicky Marshall, senior maid, Debbie Clark, homecoming queen, Shirley Martin, freshman, maid at large, Marilyn Smith, senior maid and Jan Cain, freshman maid.
Sept. 30, 1982
Dr. Tommy L. Latimer of Philadelphia announces the opening of his office for the practice of general optometry and contact lenses.
His office is on 312 Main St. and will be open Monday through Saturday beginning Oct. 4 by appointment.
Sept. 30, 1992
Longtime business and civic leader Gully Yates will be honored Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Philadelphia Neshoba County Library.
The public is invited to "Gully Yates Appreciation Day" from 4 to 6 p.m. A plaque presentation will be made at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 2, 2002
New communications gear visible atop the downtown water tower is a new $13,000 stream of revenue for the city utility.
A new relationship forged between a cellular telephone company and Philadelphia Utilities is profitable for citizens, officials say.