September 13, 1918
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Bruce received news that their son, Lee, had arrived safely overseas. - Thursday’s casualty list carried the name of James N. Black, as severally wounded in action. We understand that Mr. J. M. Black has received a letter from his son in which he stated that he was wounded but hoped to be back on the front shortly. - Nolan Bruce, who has been out in Oregon for some time doing Government work, returned home this week.
The remains of Mrs. M. M. Dollar were brought to Ackerman Wednesday and carried to South Union, where the funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. C. A. Parks. Mrs. Dollar was the widow of the late W. A. Dollar, Methodist minister, who preached in Choctaw for a long number of years.
Included in the advertisements was one from Mrs. R. D. Woodson & Co., Reform, Miss., which advertised New Autumn Hats, Much Room Sailors, High Soft Crowns, and Pattern Hats. Prices lower than ever before.
September 20, 1918
A detachment of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station Band, of which Lt. John Philip Sousa, the “March King” is director, will visit Ackerman on Sunday, October 6th.
A special U. S. Liberty Loan War Exhibit train, stocked with many trophies from the battlefields of France, will visit Ackerman, Thursday, October 3rd.
Robt. E. Nason, who is in the aviation service and located at Park Field near Memphis, was here several days this week. - Hon. J. P. Patterson, prominent citizen of French Camp and for a long-time member of the Board of Supervisors, was a visitor to Ackerman last week. Sometime back he was confined to his bed for a number of weeks, but he is the picture of health now. - Dr. A. R. Nason, prominent citizen and physician of Tomnolen, came to Ackerman this week, having been called here to attend his brother, T. G. Nason, who is quite sick.
The annual Choctaw County Fair will be held at Ackerman, Miss., October 16th and 17th, 1918. The Poultry, Canning, and Home Demonstration departments will be conducted by Miss Beulah Sides.
Petition For Pardon: To his excellency, Theo. G. Bilbo, Governor of the State of Miss., your petitioners, citizens of Choctaw County, Miss., would respectfully pray that a pardon be granted to Emmett Porter, convicted at the August term 1917 of the Circuit Court of Choctaw County of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Petitioners would represent that Emmett Porter is a young man with a wife and three small children wholly dependent upon him for support and protection. That he pled guilty to the crime of which he was charged under the stress of great repentance and sorrow…facts of the case would hardly warrant a conviction of murder and would only warrant a conviction of manslaughter…being committed in the heat of passion, being provoked…and the man he killed was his own brother…Very Respectfully, Emmett Porter, William Griffith, W. W. Porter.