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City, State, and National N*w«
Methodists Throng Atlanta For Area Council Session
Southern School
Leaders Condemn
Talmadge Tactics
L Take United Stand Against Ur**
fa Of Race Issue for Terrorism
ff In State Schools; Adopt Platform
BLUE RIDGE. N. C.—(Special)—The Conference on !
Education for Southern Citizenship closed here Saturday j
with a united stand against the use of the race issue for
terrorism in state schools and recommending the teaching
of facts about race relations in order to rid the South of ra
cial misconceptions.
John (Son) Beale,
Business Leader,
Taken By Death,
MERIDIAN, Miss. — Mr. John
(Son) Beale, prominent State Busi
ness man. died suddenly here Mon
day, September 1. his death coming
as a shock to his many friends
throughout the State.
Mr. Beale, long an outstanding
business leader, owned and operat
ed. Beale’s Cafe and Hotel in
Meridian, aside from interest in a
number of other business establish
ments in Meridian. He was also
the owner of the Crystal Palace Re
creation Hall in Jackson.
He is survived by his brother,
James (Buster) Beale, who is wide
ly known throughout the state, two
daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pearl Stra
horn, wife of a prominent Meridian
Undertaker and Mrs. Delma Young,
whose husband is founder of
Young’s Manufacturing Company of
Meridian, and three sons, all of
whom live in Meridian, and Mrs.
W. B. Block, as sister, who is the
wife of a prominent Meridian Den
Funeral arrangements at a late
hour Tuesday were incomplete.
Picture Show,
Gospel Singers
Billed Sent. 8
On Monday night, September 8,
beginning at 8 o’clock, there will
ed a picture show playing a pic
ture of the late Rev. L. K. Williams,
President of the National Baptist
Convention, who fell from an air
plane and was killed.
On this same program records
will be made for anyone who can
sing, also showing the new war,
where 200,000 young men were
killed by airplane, and showing the
Natchez Fire, where 299 Negroes
were burned to death.
The L & N Gospel Singers from
Birmingham, Alabama will follow
the program. The public is cordially
High Masonic
Degree Conferred
On Jacksonian
Mr. T. C. Almore, 33rd degree of
Jackson, attended the 41st Annual
session of the Ancient Egyptian Or
der of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
of North America, South America
and Jurisdictions, held in Buffalo,
N. Y., August 17-23, 1941.
About 500 delegates gathered.
The bodies represented besides the
Mystic Shriners were the Holy Roy
al Arch Masons, Grand Encamp
mant of Knights Templar, Daugh
ters of Lis, the Crusades the
Daughters of Cyrene, Heronies of
Jericho, Imperial Grand Order of
Eastern Star and Grand Masters
To name only a minor few cele
braties present were: Judge George
Gould of Pittsburgh; Dan Williams,
Dmocratic National Committee
man, Chicago; John Wesley Dobbs,
Grand Master, Georgia; John PL
Murphy, Jr., Manager Afro-Ameri
can, Baltimore; Sherman L. Wil
cher, Councilman, Buffalo.
Mr. Almore was elected Grand
Sentinel of International Grand
Order of Eastern Star and reap
pointed Imperial Organizer for
Mississippi of A. S. A. O. N. M. S.
The group of 100 educators clos- I
ed its week of meetings with the
adoption of a platform of seven
recommendations for ways ir ~/hich
the schools of the South can help
to promote better understanding
between the whites and the Ns*
The conference represented the
first united condemnation by
Suothern educators of Governor
Eugene Talmadge’s attack on the
Georgia school system. No repre
sentatives from Georgia schools
were present, although several had
maae reservations before the Tal
madg incident.
Purpose of the conference was to
study the responsibilities of the
schools for developing intelligent :
citizens in relation to the prob
lems of the South, particularly j
those involved in the racial situa- :
It was sponsored by the Confer
ence on Education and Race Re- i
lations, which is an association of |
100 Southern educators, and is one j
of a series of similar meetings ;
which have been held in recent 1
years in various parts of the South
All states in the South were rep
: resented, except Georgia. Included
; were heads of the departments of
j education of teachers colleges and
representatives of the state depart
ments of education.
The complete text of the resolu
tion read as follows:
“It is the sense of this body that
our colleges and public schools have
the opportunity, and a correspond
ing obligation, to render the South
and the nation an inestimable
service by training up a citizenship j
intelligent and fair-minded enough j
to handle wisely and justly the ra- ;
cial problems that are so serious
a factor in our regional and nation- J
al life.
‘To that end we believe it
“1. That every important
j college in the South carry a
special course of study on race
| problems;
“2. That this subject be dealt
with objectively also in col
i lege courses in sociology, so
I cial problems and the like;
“3. That it be treated con
structively in the college and
public school teaching of ge
ography, history, civics, liter
ature, music, and other sub
jects where such treatment can
be given logically and normal
“4. That programs and ma
terials of adult education be
expanded to include a broader
understanding of positive ra
(Continued on back page)
OPM Fair Practice Committee Calls
On President; Coast Hearing Slated
Mother Who Gives
Birth To Triplets
Was Unattended
A set of colored triplets, two
boys and a girl, was under protec- j
tion of physicians at the Charity
hospital Saturday after being born j
unattended almost two weeks ago !
in a cotton cabin, five miles from j
Drew, Mississippi.
The triplets, Billy, Bobby and !
Betty Sharkey, are the children of |
Grady and Louella Sharkey. They j
were reported "doing fine” by
hospital attendants.
Dr. Andrew Hedmeg, Health Of
ficer, said the mother had previous
ly given birth to five children, in
cluding a set of twins. She is
near 35.
Negro Scout Troop
Is Organized
The organization of Troop 59,
Boys Scout of America, is announ
ced by William Johnson Communi
ty Center, only Negro agency of the
Jackson Community Chest.
Organization of the troop fol
lowed a series of conferences at the
community center which resulted
in M. E. Mosely, Chauncey Davis, I
and Dr. C. B. Christian being nam
ed at the troop committee. Offi
cial sponsors of the Scout troop
are the Board of Directors of the ;
William Johnson Community Cen- j
ier, of which Mrs. J. Morgan Stev
ens is chairman
The first meeting of the new
troop was held this week. The new
recruits heard instructionh as to
Scout activities, participated in
Stout games, and inspected the
Community Library.
Regular meeting of the troop, J
it is announced, will be held at 3
o’clock each Tuesday night at the
William Johnson Community Cen
ter. Neal H. Pearson is Scout Mass
ter of the organization and Luther
Buckley, assistant Scout Master.
Stork Visits Head
Of Atlanta World
C. A. Scott, general manager
of the Atlanta Daily World
and the Scott Newspaper Syn
dicate. and his wife, the former
Miss Ruth Perry, of Social Cir
cle, Georgia, became proud:
parents of a baby girl early
Monday afternoon.
The “blessed event” took place
at 2:45 p. m. at Dwelle’s Infirm
ary. Dr. C. Waymond Reeves
was the attending physician.
Little Jocelyn Perryana Scott
weighed seven and eight-tenth
pounds at birth. She and moth
er were “doing fine” Monday
Christian Rescue Mission
Renders Helpful Services
The local Rescue Mission gives
attention to many needed services
here. A city-wide Pastor’s Aid De
partment is in action to assist pas
tors in their pastoral duties, such
as filling the pastor’s place in
an emergency. His services can be
carried out by pastor’s orders effi
A city-wide committee is main
tained at all times on homes and
meals for delegates during conven
tions and conferences.
A city-wide Information bureau
for churches, fraternal orders, civic
and social affairs. (The leaders are
urged to place their statements
and any other information avail
able in the hands of the Mission
An appeal is now being made to
all pastors and every good citizep
f to assure the Mission of their co
operation by sending in a contri
bution. The same can be called for
in person by a representative, or
it may be delivered to the Mission
A GO-TO-CHURCH program is
underway now of which the help
of all ministers are needed.
The Mission needs men, women,
boys and girls who plan a pleasant
Christian career. Corresponding
secretaries are needed in every town
and city to take charge of local Mis
sions. Travel, meet the people and
do good for hundreds of people who
need you.
nesday night at local Mission Cha
pel Address all communications to:
D. C. Griffith, 422 Bankston Street,
Jackson, Mississippi. Dial 3-5105.
Fair Play Committee Reports To President Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, D. C.—The recently appointed committee for fair
employment practice, designed to give the Negro an equal opportunity
in defense wo*-k, reports to President Roosevelt for the first time on
Aug. 27. Lett to right: Mark Ethridge, Louisville, Ky., chairman of the
committee; Earl B. Dickerson, Chicago; John Brophy, Washington, D.
C., CIO director of Industrial Union Councils; Milton P. Webster, Chi
cago, First Vice-President, International Brotherhood of Bleeping Car
Porters; David Sarnoff president of RCA; Laurence CrtTneir, former
Governor of the Virgin Islands and executive secretary of the com
mittee, and (seated) Prescient Franklin D. Roosevelt.— (ACME).
Heads District
—Manager of the Jackson, Mississ
ippi District of the Security Life
Insurance Company, has built an
enviable reputation during his three
years of experience in the insurance
He is the man who knows and
proves “It can be Done.”
Jack Watkins Is
Death Victim
Jack Watkins, well-known in
Jackson business circles, died at his
home about 5:10 P. M. Sunday,
August 31st. Mr. Watkins, who op
erated a cafe and grocery store on
Highway 49, near the Colored
Fairgrounds, had been ill for a
long time.
Aside from his wife, Mrs. Sarah
(Continued on back page)
Stepson Faces Murder
Charge; Stepfather
Dies Of Stab Wounds
JACKSON, Miss.—Edward Morton,
of 1242 Pittsburgh Street, and a
former Jackson College football
player and student of Alcorn Col
lege, was faced with a murder
charge as his step father, Lee Ward,
died of stab wounds inflicted by
young Morton at the family home
at 1242 Pittsburgh Street Satur
day night. Mr. Ward died at the
Bapjtist Hospital early Sunday
According to reports, the dead
man came home Saturday night
while under the influence of whis
key and brought another woman,
when his wife, Mrs. Pearl Ward, the
mother of Edward Morton, by a
former marriage objected, he is
said to have knocked her down and
was beating her when her son in
tervened, and in the fight the
step father which followed he stab
bed him several times in the chest
with an ice pick.
After the stepfather had been
rushed to the hospital, Morton
gave himself up to retired Chief of
Police John E. Simmons, who lived
nearby, who phoned the Jackson
Police to come to his home and get
1 him.
Police were making an investiga
tion of the case before fixing the
date for preliminary hearing.
Funeral services for the slain man,
in charge of Peoples Undertaking
Company were held Wednesday at
Stevens Barbecue Inn Is
Padlocked; $1000 Fine
Operating under the personal di
rection of Sheriff Frank Soot;
Hinds County Officers early Sat
urday evening1 closed and padlock
ed ten of the leading Hinds County
Night Spots, among them the fam
ous Stevens Barbecue Inn, ccated
on Highway 49, and owned and
operated by Willie and Henrietta
Stevens. All chairs, tables and
other property used in the opera
tion of the place has been attach
ed by the Sheriff, except Juke
boxes, which were disconnected,
and before posession of the at
tached property can be regained,
or the Juke boxes connected the
owners must place $1000 bona; $500
for the County and $500 for the
The equipments being held on a
Civil Writ retumnbe in the Hinds
County Chancery Court. Warrents
were served or. the places charging
them with violating the liouor law
(Continued on back page)
Death Claims Mrs.
Lillie Graves
Coming as a severe shock to her
many friends and neighbors, was
the death of Mrs. Lillie Graves,
1426 Parker Street, the wife of
Mr. Robert Graves.
' She died Tuesday evening at
6:30 P. M. Funeral services are
Complaints In ;
N. Y., Chicago .
To Be Heard .
Secretary’s Desk
Piled High With "
Correspondence ^
six man OPM Fair committee made
its first call on President Roosevelt
Wednesday morning, accompanied
by the executive secretary, Lawrence
Cramer. Absent were Philip Murray
of the CIO and William Green of
the A. F. of L. John Brophy substi
tuted for Murray. Their discussion
with the President was brief, but
they presented the recommendations
of the Council of Personnel Ad
ministrators which moved to elimi
nate discrimination against colored
persons in the hiring of goverment
workers. ' >•..
Mark Ethridge. the chairman
said the committee had received
only scattering complaints to date
but these were being investigated.
Oct. 1 and 2 have been set as the
dates for the committee meeting in
Los Angeles, where it will conduct
an investigation on complaints
against discrimination against mi
nority groups.
Similar hearings are scheduled
for New York City and Chicago but
no date has been set for these.
The committee revealed that it
had received reports of discrimina
tory practices in several areas, in
cluding the West Coast aviation in
dustries. Open sessions will hear
complaints from organizations and
individuals and then hold confer
ences on the problems presented
! with the government’s training.
1 labor supply and employment agen
cies in that area.
Col. T j. Mcisnerry, director of
OPM’s Defense training branch,
told the committee that he is im
mediately placing 200 new Negro
trainees in west coast schools hi
anticipation of future needs re
sulting from changes employment
policies on the part of some defense
! industries.
New York has been reported tc
the committee where four comp
anies are said to be discriminating
in employment. Chairman Etheridge
, and Lawrence Cramer were in
I structed to prepare these cases for
action by the committee.
Sec. Cramer’s desk is piled high
with correspondence and complaints
i -—--■
1 (Continued ©n back page)
Throng Here For
Methodist Meeting
An enthusiastic garnering of Methodists that exceeded
the expectations of Bishop L. H. King, prelate of the Atlan
tic Coast Area, by his own admission, Tuesday began an
area council meeting at Central Methodist Church.
Delegates from Georgia, South
Carolina. North Carolina and
Florida, numbering hundreds in
each delegation, taxed the West
Mitchell Street edifice and were
still registering late Tuesday.
Bishop King sent a call to each of
the 500 churches of the area, ask
ing that five delegates from each
church, the minister and four lay
men, be represented in Atlanta, Ac
cording to the large number in the
city, they have responded to hL;
Following the bishop’s hour, in
which praise was given to God for
the meeting and a welcome given
the delegates, the Council plung
ed into business. The Coun
cil is designed to educate leaders
of the church to the ideals intend
ed to be carried' out by the newly
merged Methodist Church. Bishop
King has stressed the importance
of “Kingdom Building” and soul
saving as objectives to be stress
e d at the meeting.
Registration and getting ac
quainted among the delegates pre
ceded the appointment of com
mittees and commission meetings
by district superintendents, * pastor
young people and women of the
Dr. L. s. Moore, pastor of St
Daniels Church, Chester, Pa. ad
dressed the group on “We Would
Follow Christ in Personal Living”
Music was furnished by the com
bined chorus of city choirs, under
direction of Professor J. de Koven
Killingsworth, Miss Anna White
E. Dow Bancroft, associate sec
(Continued on back page)

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