Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Feb. 17, 1933
At 9:40 o'clock on Wednesday night, an attempt was made to assassinate President-elect Roosevelt, six shots being fired by giving his name as Antonio Zingara, in a crowd of 25,000 people, gathered in Bay front park, at Miami, Florida, where Roosevelt had just concluded a short informal talk.
Feb. 19, 1943
W.N. Taylor, Executive Secretary of the Miss. Eduation Association, said this week that between 30 and 40 per cent of school class rooms may be vacant next Fall unless efforts are made to stop the exodus of teachers from the profession.
Feb. 19, 1953
Congressman Arthur Winstead has been invited by the National office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to participate in George Washington's Birthday observance by placing the Department of Mississippi VFW wreath on Washington's Tomb on Monday, Feb. 23.
Feb. 21, 1963
Contestants in the Queen of Hearts contest in Neshoba county are shown above: Front row are Ramona Donald of Zephyr Hill; Dawn Perry of Philadelphia elementary; Susan Cosgrove of Bond. Second row: Kathy Pope of Philadelphia Elementary; Janie Walters of House and Martha Gray of Bloomo; Elizabeth Gray of East Neshoba; Joan Jenkins of Linwood. Third row: Voncille Herrington of Neshoba Co. High; Joan Munn of House; Shirley Goss of Dixon and Jane Cheatham of Arlington.
Feb. 22, 1973
The First Pentecostal Church on Kosciusko Road was gutted by fire Wednesday about noon. The fire was not discovered until flames had burned most of the inside, Fire Department officials said. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
Feb. 24, 1983
The Neshoba County Heart Association officers met recently to kick off the February Heart Fund Campaign. Seated are George Burnett, president, and Vivian Nye, emergency cardiac care and high blood pressure chairman. Standing are Bob Turcotte, vice president; Randy Cheatham, treasurer, and Joe Nowell, Heart Fund chairman. The campaign goal for Neshoba County is $6,500. Funds raised finance programs of research, education and community service.
Feb. 17, 1993
New officers of the Neshoba County Shrine Club for 1993 were recently installed. From left to right are Wayne Hunter, outgoing president; Claudie Stephens, vice president; Chester Breedlove, president; and Prentice Barnett, treasurer. Not in picture is the Shrine Club's secretary, Ronald Hodgins.
Feb. 19, 2003
It has been almost 60 years, but the wait is over for Pvt. 1st Class Claude Peebles Jr., who recently received his medal for capturing a company of German soldiers during World War II.
Peebles, 77, a native of the Deemer community, was only 19 when he served in the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II as a machine gunner.