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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 45
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI,, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1941 PRICE FIVE CENTS vy" ■ » »-_.j_X^U. LXJ We Stand With The People, By The People ;And For The People. No One Is Saved Until We Are All Saved .... Jackson THE STATE’S LEADING COLORED WEEKLY 8 PAGES City. SUte, «««* National Ne-w* PREDICT AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF LIBERIA Famous 24th U. S. Infantry Encamps In Jackson JACKSON. Miss.—The 24th In fantry. one of the most famous regiments of the United States Army, and one of the four great Negro regiments, which added so much to the history of the Ameri can Army, encamps in Jackson early Saturday morning and re mained here until Sunday morning Enroute to points in Louisiana, the degiment, along with many thousand of other colored and white soldiers will pa' ticipate in the large scale maneuvers to be held in the Louisiana area next month. The group which encamped here was composed of over 1000 officers and men. a large number of whom are from Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Along with the 2-Hh Intanlaij, 9th and lOih Calvalr.v, the 24th In fantry as one of the fom- regular regiments of colored soldiers has distinguishftd itself both in wai and in peace. One of the most celebrated exploits being perfo’.med while in the fore front of the at tack with Colonel Theodore Roose velt at San Juan Hill in Cuba dur ing the Spanish American War. In peace time the regiment has led the entire United States Army, several times, as well as winning the international championship for markmanship with small arms. The regiment traveling fcy truck left Jackson early Sunday morning for the Louisiana destination. Fvneral*Services Are Conducted For Sam Richardson Funeral services for Mr Sam Richardson were held from the Central M E Church, Wednesday July 23rd s't 10 o’clock with Rev. A L. Holland officiating. Mr. Richardson died at his home July 19th after an illness of 22 months. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Valentine Reed Richard son, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Green Greenwood. Miss., Mrs. Susie Cation, one brother, Joe D. Richard son all of Greenw'ood. One aunt Mrs. Lizzie Porter Blane, and a host of other relatives and friends Interment was in the Orage Hill Cemetery. Klansman Target For Rotten Eggs CHARLESTON. S. C.— (ANP) — Ben E. Adams, of Columbia Ku dragon of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan, was the target of eggs: and over-ripe tomatoes Thursday night when he addressed the first public meeting of the Klan held here in 20 year*. He blamed the demonstration on several sailors and a marine and not on native Charlestonians. The (gra.nd dragon paused only once to take notice of the attack. He said, ‘‘There’s some trash like that in America but thank God most of you are rea] Americans”. Adams and other members of the Klan donned their robes at the police station and were escorted to Marion square and back by police. Makes Additions MISS JESSIE MAE JONES, op erator of her own Beauty Shoppe and School, nas just made extended additions to her place of business and is now prepared to render a better service to her many clients Miss Jones will leave iu a few days for two weeks vacation in Chicago and other points. Army's Youngest Sergeant Believed to be the youngest first sergeant in the entire army, First Sergeant Leander H- Scott, Jr., 19, a native of Ferida, La., proudly inspects his new army insignia received after less than eleven months in the army. Sgt, Scott is stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C., where he is assigned to the 41st Engineers. Scott Is Army's Youngest Officer FORT BRAGG, N. C.— N S> —From recruit to First Sergeant in less than 11 months—this is the military history of First Sergeant i Le^nder H. Scott. Jr, 19 years old: | who is believed the youngest first I sergeant in the Army. Sergeant Scott, whose home is in Feridd, La., enlisted in the Army on August 19, 1940 and came to i Fort Bragg to be assigned to the 41st Engineers, colored regiment Before entering the Military Serv ice, Scott was attending the T J. j Harris Senior high school in Meri- j dian, Miss. He had completed three years at the school, but de cided to join the Army and make some money to enable him to go to college and study Civil Engi neering. Now that he is in the Army, and has made such a suc cess of himself, he has decided to make it iiis life’s work When tiie ?;61h Engineer Batta lion was activated at Fort Bragg on May 15. 1941, Scott was transfer red to tlie new unit as a part of the cadre. In just a month he was advanced to the grade of ‘Staff Sergeant, and iifteen days later he was made First Sergeant. His or ganization is Company R., and he has 253 men serving under him. most of whom are older than he. Sergeant Scott now receives $84 per month, plus his food, clothing and housing. He worked his way through high school by serving as janitor in an elementary school for $35 per month. Dedicates New Army-Navy “Y” By CLIFF MACKAY COLUMBUS. Ga.— (SNS)—An inspiring example of the cooperative spirit between races, which marks the New South, was shown here Sunday when leaders of both racial groups gathered for the dedication of the newly-construct ed Armv and Navy YMCA for colored soldiers, the first of its kind in the nation. The fine, modemly-equipped two-story building itself, was a monument to this spirit of inter racial goodwill. Plans for the building, the pur chase of the land:, funds for its erection and additional funds for its equipment all came about through the mutual and under standing conferences between civic leaders of both races here. ASHWORTH PRESIDES M. R. Ashworth, white, publisher of the Columbus Post-Enquirer, who served as chairman of the sub committee on work with colored scldiers of the Columbus Defense' Service Council and who is chair man of the Board of Management of the newly-erected structure, presided. Greetings and felicitations were brought by nationally known speak ers of both races, as well as local reoresentatives of various organi zations which took active part in making erection of the building possible. “We feel that nothing is too good for you, that you are entitled to the best that we have,” asserted J. D. Kirven, president of the Columbus City YMCA and the white Army and Navy YMCA, ad dressing the large assemblage of Negro enlisted men and selectees from Fort Benning who had gath- I ered to witness the dedication. “I have learned something here] today that will aid me in my work all over this section. It’s wonder ful spirit of interracial coopera tion being manifested here,” Har ry T. Baker Southeastern Field Representative of the Army Y told (Continued on Back Page) Disclose Plans To Use 92,846 Race Officers And Men In Twelve Branches Of U. S. Army HOLLEY SAYS HE'LL ANSWER RACE CRITICS Praises Governor Talmadge for His School Defense ATLANTA, Ga.—(SNS)— Governor Talmadge told newspapermen Monday he had received a letter from J. W. Holley, president of 'Geor gia Normal and Agricultural College at Albany. He said President Holley praised him for his “magnificent de fense” of separate education al programs for colored and | white students in this state. I Tn the letter, President j Holly said: “I will answer fully and ef fectively the adverse criti cism that comes from my I own people in Atlanta and the northern papers and | magazines.” Governor lalmadge said he replied by inviting the Al bany educator to attend the next Board of Regents’ meet ing at Tifton, August 11. Tn his reply. Governor told Pres ident Holley: “T want them (members of the board >to hear from you." j Prof. Holley came into ithe pic I Mire after Gov. Talmadge and his levamped Board of Regents oust ed two prominent white educators from their state teaching posts. II was alleged that the fired white men had advocated social equality of the two race*. In his radio address Last Friday n ght. Governor Talmadge stated nis position on 1he Negro educa tion question in Georgia by quot ing a speech delivered by Presi cent Holley before the State Board of Regents in 1935. Holley was quoted by the Gov ernor as saying: 'The Negro (educational) unitt have n0 plade in the University Fvstem ... the background o» the Negro is vastly different from the white man, his environment is unlike that of the white man, and his future outlook so different, that it will be impossible to orientate or fuse both races in one educa tional system . . . Those Negro units should be set apart by them selves under a special commission . . . Give us separate schools from the elementary grades through th' graduate schools and we will give to the state a Negro citizenship that will contribute its full quota to the sum total of all that makes for a happy anl prosperous eom mnnth wealth.” Following the address, many Georgians expressed themselves as opposing Holley s contentions. Recruiting Office Announces Number Of Vacancies The following vacancies in Color ed regiments, offering opportuni ties to young colored men, who vol unteer for service in the United States Army have just been an nounced by the Jackson Recruit ing office. In the Medical Corps there are vacancies in the detachments ol the 93 Engineers, 350th Field Arti lery, 351 and 353 Field Artillery now located at Camp Livingston Louisiana, and the 367 Infantry located at Camp Claiborne Louisi ana. There are also a number of va cancies for cooks, stenographers, clerks, Bandsmen, surveyors, elec tricians, radio and telephone lines men. These positions carry with them ratings from Private First Class to Master Sergeant with salary ranging from Private First Class to Master Sargeant with salary (d»nt>n«ed on Back P*|«) (Cent*** k. Prominent Business Man Taken Into Custody After Becoming Involved With Policemen Carolina's Cot Something m ORANGEBURG, S. €.—(SNS)—We don’t know what they’re look ing at, but we do know they are (1 to r) Misses Helen P. Daniels, Orangeburg, and Margaret Sanders and Cecelia Mclver, of Darlington who completed the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in home eco nomies at. the summer session conducted at South Carolina State A. and M College. Foreign Agent Offers To Buy Torpedo Arrestor Invented By Two Medicos JACKSON, Miss.—According to well-informed information reach ing the office of the Jackson Ad vocate, Dr. S. D. Redmond ano Dr. A. H. McCoy, co-inventors ol a torpedo arrestor and insulatoi were offered $15,000 for theii in vention by an agent of one of the allied powers Monday. While the names of the govern ment interested was not given it if thought to have been an agent ol the British Government. The purpose of the invention is to prevent torpedos aimed,} at ships from exploding by isolating the fuse just before reaching the ships, thus causing the topedo tc explode before coming in contact with the ship. Dr. Redmond has also invented several types of mine sweepers one of which can be propelled bj an airplane. Patents for all the inventions are now pending in the U. S. Pat ent office, Washington, D. C. Negroes In 12 Units Of Army WASHINGTON, D. C.-(SNS)—Colored enlisted men are now serving in twelve branches of the Army, including the Air Corps, the War Department announced Saturday. Latest figures show that 69,633 officers and men are on duty in all of the nine Corps Areas. Of the officers, nine, including three Reserve officers, are in the Regular Army. There are 227 National Guard officers and 23 Reserve offi cers—a total of 259. There are 8 warrant officers in the Regular Army and 3 in the National Guard. TTiere are 15 in the Army Nurse Corps. The enlisted men in the Regular Army number 26,888. In addition, there are 1,585 National Guards men and 213 Reserves. There are 39,015 trainees assign ed to Regular Army units and 1,641 assigned to National Guard units (Continued on Back Pago) Brother Also Under Bond Mr. Summers is said to have become involved with an officer whe,n he went to the City Court house to make arrangement for the release of his younger brother, W. C. Summers, who wa* being held in jail in connection with the pur chase of a radio, allegedly stolen by the person from whom it was bought. According to reports Mr. Summers walked into the. court room during the time when the court was in recess and failed to take off his hat. Unon being or dered to take off his hat by one -f a number of officers i,n the court room, the involvement is said to have resulted, after w^hich he was ordered put in jaii for investiga tion. where he remained for several hours, being released through the efforts of Attorney W L. Mlioon and later Attorney Will*? Wells, who obtained his release on bond of f*250 00 Tiie case which was set for Friday was not called Friday, although Mr. Slimmer* appe.Ted to answer. The hearing on the matter was again put off on Mon day, wTith no definite date for its final disposal. The nature of the charges against Mr. Summers have j not been revealed. W. C. Summeis, -the younger' brother of Mr Summers was alsc ! released after posting bond oi $200.00. Mother Of Well Known Builder Is Claimed By Death Mrs, Mary Slay, mother of Perc> C. Slay, well-known local building contractor, died at her home a fev miles west of Hollandale, in ths community known as the Colored Colony, last Thursday, her death coming after a stroke of about two weeks ago. She is survived by her husband J. W. Slay, four sons, Percy. Eddie John and Fred Slay, six daughters Mrs. Margurite Dixon, Mrs. Hat tie Green, Mrs. Beatrice Williams Vicksburg, Mrs. Virgie Acoff. Hol landale, Mrs. Lucille Tyson and Miss Leila B. Slay. Funeral services were held Sun day at Hollandale, Mississippi from Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, where Mrs. Slay had been a ife long member. Jacksonian Is Seriously Hurt In Auto Mishap Word has reached Jackson of a head-on collision of two cars near Mobile, Alabama, in which Julius Hardeman, the son of Mrs. Unetta Hardeman Thomas of Jackson, was an occupant, and was seriously in jured. He was rushed to a hos pital in Mobile, where the extent of his injuries are not known at this time. His mother left Tuesday for Mo bile. Julius Hardeman is a former student at Jackson College and em ploye of one of the local hotels, but recently has been employed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. 1 Nazis' Efforts To Dominate Nation Located Just Below Dakar ^ May Get Air Bases WASHINGTON, D. C.— (ANP)—Contrary to Presi dent Roosevelt’s declaration that he had no intention of sending any more American armed forces overseas at this time, reports circulating lasl week gave evidence that the United States is seriously considering buiding an Amer ican naval and military basf at Liberia and on the west •’cast of Africa. The information that Liberia h under consideration came from an administration conference report Administration officials refuse discuss the matter but indication are that Liberia ha? consM ered as an alternative to French Dakar, seizure of which has been deemed too risky. | JUST BELOW DAKAR Liberia is considered of vita] im portance now because of its strate gic Dosition. just below Dakar and opposite the Brazil coast. In his May 27 fireside chat the President intimated that he would seize the Portuguese A*ores. Cape Verde Islands and Dakar in ordei I to forestall occupation by the Nazi? if Hitler should invade the Iberian 1 peninsula (Spain and Portugal) Occupancy of such outposts by the Nazis the President said, would oe a threat to the safety of the United States Liberia, founded In 1820 under auspices of American societies in terested in establishing a colony of freed American slaves, was granted independence in 1847, but is stip | an American protectorate. Because I of close relations with the United States, Liberia is said to be favor | able to the building of military ! costs. _ SENTIMENT ANTI-fflZl Dr. John H. Furbay, former act j ing president of the College of Wesi Africa. Monrovia, in an interview recently, declared that sentiment j in Liberia is strongly anti-Nazi Fear rides the Liberians that ii Oprmany should get their continent i under her thumb, they would soon i be in chain?, the educator said. Several months ago Dr. Furbav continued, revolution broke out in , Liberia when some educated na I tives with a German-educated lead j er tried to assassinate the president | and seize the reins of government The USS Omaha, sent from Euro ; pean waters arrived just in time | to support the government The revolutionists were arrested and sent to the first concentration camp j ever established in Liberia. NAZI AGENTS IN COUNTRY , Further discussing the recent revolution attempt. Dr. Furbay, who has kept in close touch with friends and conditions in Liberia since he left there two years ago. declared that most outsiders had no notion of the cause of the tiare up. Explaining the situation which exists, he said: “Twenty-five thousand American Negroes, ex-slaves rule two million natives. Conflict between the two uneven groups is always smoul dering. Lately it has been fanned (Continued on Back Page) 443-Pound Minister Slain ATHENS, Tenn. — (SNS) — The Rev. Elijah Smith, 443-pound preacher and blacksmith, whose booming voice had echoed around this section, had been slain Thursday. Police reported that the preacher was shot fatally Wednesday night through the window of his home.