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Old Post Files for April 17

Old Post Files is a regular feature in the print edition of The Vicksburg Post looking back at the top headlines and stories pulled from cataloged copies of the newspaper. Here’s a look back over the decades. 


70 years ago: 1950

Capt. Duane Greer of the local Salvation Army receives comments on letters honoring the International Salvation Army for outstanding service as the Army celebrates its 80 years in the states. • Vicksburg Billies and Jackson Senators return here to complete the third game of the series, which is knotted at one game each.

60 years ago: 1960

Silas Parker dies. • Paul Muni stars in “The Last Angry Man” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • J.E. Blackburn is named chairman of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association for Warren County.

50 years ago: 1970

Dr. Allan Grimes, native Vicksburger, dies in Lexington, Ky. • George Lazenby stars in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” at Showtown USA. • Daniel E. Lee announces his duties as superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park.

40 years ago: 1980

Betty Lee and Ron May perform a duet, “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” in the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s spring musical review. • St. Aloysius’ Bob Bell, Warren County batting leader, rips a single against Puckett in the Flashes’ 12-4 victory over the visiting Wolves at Showers Field.

30 years ago: 1990

Port Gibson’s famous heavenward-pointing golden hand is taken off the First Presbyterian steeple so the cuff can be reinforced. • Bolton resident Charlotte Anne Mason dies.

20 years ago: 2000

Cameron Keith, 20 months, examines brightly dyed chicks for sale at Warrenton Farm and Garden. • Shots fired from a potato gun near Halls Ferry Park result in the clearing of 50 people from a softball game.

10 years ago: 2010

Public comments will be sought on a move approved by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to consider the Ceres Plantation House at Flowers as a Mississippi Landmark. • The 23rd edition of Riverfest kicked off with music, balmy temperatures and a crowd of 2,500 to 3,500 said board president Erin Hern.