Up And Down Parish Street
By PERCY GREENE
FARISH STREET SATURDAY
NIGHT: The clan of the dyed-in
the-wool Saturday Nighters, none
is more deserving of the ’little,
and of the honorable mention than
Mr. Edd Swaggers, the we 1 known
and successful cattleman and
farmer from Rankin County. I
have often wondered how I would
feel on a Saturday night without
seeing Mr. Swaggers, with his
congenial smile enjoying himself
talking and mingling with the
young fo'ks in We Blackstcne Cafe,
which is his favorite eating and
dining place, and there is of
course, Mrs. Swaggers and the
children w'ho get together every
Saturday night as if in a sort of
Farish Street Family reunion, and
observing them I think I had been
able to see the kind of content
ment and joy that is the essence of
family life. Saturday night would
be unusual it seems too, without
Prof. Bolton Price and his favor
its pipe here and there in the
downtown bock, quietly observing
the Saturday night scene and
sometime engaged in conversation
with “one night,” and the boys on
a subject from fishing to the speed
of an automobile .and there is Mr.
B.I. Robinson. Clarence Winters.
Bully Newman, Son Mason and
Phil Srnith, wrho I have to see on
Saturday night to prevent my be
ginning to inquire as to their
whereabouts and health.
MORE AND BETTER BABIES:
According to the Census Bureau,
the death rate among Negro babies
under one year of age has declined
from. 192 per 1000 in 1915 to 77 9-10
per 1000 in 933. Give us more and
better Negro babies. It's a good
thing for the country and a good
thing for the race.
Co. 4472 CC, the Camp down at
Utica, has been disbanded and its
members transferred to other com
panies. The camp will be missed by
everybody down at Utica because
cf its contribution to the business
life of the city, and because of the
many fine contributions to the
social life and activities of the col
ered people down there. Prof.
Prince O. Whiles, the Camp’s Edu
cational Adviser, has been trans
ferred to Camp Shelby, Mississip
pi, where he is. connected with Co.
6464 CCC assigned to Camp She’
ROMANCE AND CUPID seems
to be hard at work up around Tom
mie Luster's Chicken Shack. The
gossip has it that Miss Marie Wal
ters will soon become the wife of
an army man, and now I hear that
Mis T.mmie herseif is planning
MONEY DISPUTE LEADS TO
LABOR DAY STABBING
. Mrs. Lillie Mae Llcyd, 24, cf
287 Hilliard street, Apartment 4,
was stabbed in the left side,
right and left shoulders Labor
Day night.it had been reported J
to city police Tuesday. Witnesses
told officers that she and her
husband argued over money and
that he stabbed her after con
tending for more than she had
everything towards her forth com
ing marriage come November—the
fellow is a tfall, handsome man
ONE OF THE proudest and hap
piest men I've met for sometime
was Rev. Blackmon, the pastor out
at Pratts Chapel, and when in
formed of the source of his pride
and joy, I could not help out join
with him and I know you will Vo.
Rev. Blackmon the other morning
became the father of a fine baby
girl — and the mother and baby
are doing fine.
I HAVE just been informed by
officials of Reid-McGee and Com
pany that the first four houses
completed out in Homestead
Heights have been sod. You young
married folks who are not buying
your own home should go un and
talk over the plan, whether or
not you haW-all of the down pay- 1
ment now. You can’t tell, until you
are to d wat you might be able to
Card Of Thanks
September 7, 1941, marks one
year since the sudden passing of
our niece and wife, Mrs. Bertha
Perkins Holly. The sorrow which
inveigled us at that time incapaci- j
fated our sincere desirp to express
thanks to the countless friends
whose expressions in varied and
sundry ways helped to assuage our
grief in that sad hour of bereave
ment. We therefore, wish to take
this mean of thanking each and
everyone for the kindly words
spoken, the encouraging lines writ- !
ten and the many sweet f owers ;
sprinkled with the aroma of sym
pathy. It i<? our sincere prayer
that God will shower richest
blessings upon friends so true, so
so dear and so thoughtful.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hill and
Mr. Kermit Ho'iy.
TO PROBE OUTSTING OF
FAMILIES FOR ARMY
ment of agriculture officials have
been asked to look into the status
of the Negro families forced to give
up their homes upon the army’s
demand at Panama City, Fa.
The army aviation on gunnery
school located at this place found
it necessary to acquire the homes
of several Negro families who had
homesteaded the land some 4G
years ago. Fishermen by trade, the
Negroes needed the water front for
their boats, nets, reels and other
Dr. Bethune Hurt
As Car Overturns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (SNS>
—Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, presi
dent of Bethune-Cookman College
and National Consultant, was pain
fully injured near here this week
when her automobile overturned.
She was enroute here from Day
tona Beach, her home.
THE HARMONIA CLUB, INC.,
Mrs. E. E. Redmond, president,
Takes Pride in Presenting
CITY AUDITORIUM - MONDAY, OCT. 20
PRICES: Orchestra $2.75 - $2.20 — Balcony $1.65 - $1.10
1 . o 1 by any member of the
1 lckets on Sale —harmonia club
206 North Parish St.
Used Furniture Bought and Sold . . . We Always Have
Bargains in Used and New Furniture
We Invite You to Visit Our Store
Ferguson Furniture Co., INC.
You Can Still Buy Here on the SAME
Open a CHARGE ACCOUNT with us
144 N. Parish St.
Phone 3-2678 JACKSON Phone 3-2678
At All Time the BLACKSTONE CAFE serves the Best
Food .... Courteous Service!
COLD DRINKS • DELICIOUS ICE CREAM
BEER • SANDWICHES
REGULAR DINNERS • COLD PLATES
125 N Fari.h Street W. J. SUMMER, Prop.
Norris-Trawick Marital Rites
Solemnized In Jackson, Miss.
A; 9 M last Sunday morning
Henrietta Bernice Trawick, niece of
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hubert, and
I Hubert Webster Norris of Atlanta,
| Georgia. were united in marriage
:*n an expensive wedding solem
nized at the home of the bride by
Rev.. W. A. Bender, Vice-President
of Toogaloo College, officiating.
Tlie bride who was given in mar
riage by her uncle Mr. M. M. Hu
oert, wore a chic navy blue crepe
ensemble with blue ccessories. She
wore a wide brim navy blue
hat and veil. The gift of the groom
to the bride was a gold necklace.
The bride’s bouquet was of roses
and gladiolas in pastel shades.
The Maid of Honor. Miss Hattye
Roseman. wore a stylish navy blue
autumn frock with a touch of rose
trimmed and b1 •> acessories.
Mr. Norris t- * his best man
bis brother, Mj bhue Norris of
Atlanta. Prior to the entrance of
the bridal part and during the
rerf^^nv and reception, appro
oriate music was rendered by Mrs.
Aftc* 'he ceremony which took
an improvised alter of palms and
nlace on the front veranda before
ferns., a reception followed immedi
“I LOVF YOU TRULY” by
Bond, was sung bv Mr. C. C. Cy
oress. ‘•Because” bv Guv d‘ Harde
st and "AT DAWNING” by Cad
man was rendered by Mrs Pearl
vf’grxi fi-.ro? b
Forming the receiving line were:
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hubert; Mrs
H. P. Shocklin: Mrs. H. B. Norris;
Mr. N. B. Norris; Miss Haftve
Roseman: Mrs. Naomi Smith; Miss
Selonia Smith; Mr. Roy Norris;
Miss Maudelea Norris; Mrs. C. D.
Mrs. Elease Smith is back home
after a very pleasant stay in Chi
cago, Detroit and Gary, Indiana.
The Starling Beauty Shoppe is
being remodeled to give their cus
tomers better service and comfort.
The guys and gals UP AND
DOWN HICKORY STREET ' are
getting on some streamline times
that the fall social season is open
THE SONGS OF THE SOUL ren
dered a very fine program at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church Sunday, Au
gust 31st, under the direction of
Prof. A. J. Finch. The program was
sponsored by Mr. McLaughlin.
“IN THE HOLLOW” it looked
very lonesome Tuesday night as
all the cast were swinging and sway
ing with Tiny Bradshaw and Lil
Green in Jackson.
Cleaning, Repairing, Dyeing
841 Lynch St. Jackson, Miss.
E. G. Garrett, Prop.
We Can Serve You
In any Phase of Beauty
MISS JESSIE MAE JONES
BEAUTY SHOPPE and
133 W. Church Street
Between Parish and Mill St
Make Your Beauty Last
Longer, Use The Famous
Superior And Fine Quality
Products For The Hair, Skin
Hair Dressing Skin Bleech
Pressing Oil Hair Tonic
Solid Brilliantine Cold Cream
Liquid Brilliantine Deodorant
Liquid Shampoo Blood Tonic
Face Powder Vanishing Cream
Chauncey B. Davis Mfg.
The Davis Beauty Salon
Cor. Farish and Church St.
Tailoring - Altering
613 Farish St.
Special Attention To Ladies
Clothes, Special Prices On
Hubert and Rev. and Mrs. W. A.
Bender. Miss Ruth Powell kept the
guest book. Coffee was served by
Miss Mabel Roseman. Miss Esther
Dixon at the Punch Bowl. Other
assisting were Madames A. M. Red
mon. Cypress, Gai*y, Collins, Will
iam? and Blackburn. Gifts were re
ceived bv Miss Muriel Cypress and
| Mrs. Frank Conic.
After breakfast amidst a shower
of rice the bride and groom left
fer a brief honeymoon at Wave
land. After the short wedding tour,
they will be home at Alcorn College,
where the groom is financial secre
tary and instructor in Economics.i
and the bride is Teacher Trainer;
and Director of the Laboratory ,
The out-of-town guest were: j
Mrs. H. P. Shocklin, aunt of the
groom: Mrs. N. Smith and daugh- i
ter, Selonia, cousin of the groom:
Mr. Eilihue Norris, brother and best
man; Mi's. C. D. Hubert, aunt of
the bride, and Mrs. Ann Jordan,
all of Atlanta. Miss Maudlela Nor
'-'ister, Washington, D. C. Roy Nod
ris. brother. Divinity Student, Yale
University, New York City.
Mrs. D. Loflin and Mr. and Mrs. D.
W. Lindsey of Yazoo City: Miss
Matilda Beniamin of Columbia,
private Mavnard Christman. Camp
Claiborne. La., Miss Valeria Har
rison. Natchez; Mr. Chas. Varnado.
Vicksburg. Mr. C. L. L. Hill,
Rrorkhaven. Alex C. Warren. Co
rinth. Mrs. E. M. Powell. Jacksnn
Vibe. Fla.. R.ev. W. A: Bender. Tnu
oMoo. Richard Banner. Dill lard
TTniverciPr Mow Orleans. D°an and
Mra. W. B Ne'aon. Alcorn F. Rich
ardson. Miss Smith. L. J. Rowan.
Alice Tanner and A. T. Busby oi
Jurors May Probe
Ed. Rivers’ Regime
ATLANTA, Ha. — (SNS) —•
The New Pulton grand jury,
sworn in by Judge Walter C. Hen
drix Tuesday morning, may probe
the regime of Governor E. D. Riv
The Superior Court judge charg
ed the new grand jurors that they
are specifically required by law to
make a full investigation of coun
Wily L. Moore, chairman of the
board of the Wofford Oil Company,
was named foreman of the new
grand jury, E. S. Papy, manager of
the White Provision Company, as
Shop and School
Operators! Maggie Calhoun
I Naomi Terrell
Eva Wvlene Jones
Cor. Dalton & Montgomery St
Let Us Help Your Beauty
Resist the Summer
112 N. HICKORY ST.
Mrs. Hattie McLauchlin, prop.
Miss Lolar Twine and mother, of
Cliicago, were pleasant visitors in
the city during last week-end, as
guests of Prof, and Mrs. W. W.
Miss Josie Shaw of Chicago, a
former student of Lanier High,
was the pleasant week-end visitor
of Mrs. Beatrice T. Browder and
Mr. Ed Henry, the popular proj
ectionist of the Booker T. Theatre,
has been confined to bed for the
past ten days. We hope for him
a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Eliza Pillars, R. N„ the
well-known State Nurse, has re
turned to the city after attending
a Medical Associaiton in Los Ange
les. She also visited Old Mexico
while there, and brought back
m<any interesting and beautifu.
souvenirs of the various places
visited. She reports a very profit
able and enjoyable stay.
Miss Mamie Smith, well known
dressmaker, and popular member
of Farish Street Baptist Church,
left the city Tuesday for St. Louis
where she will spend severa' days
with relatives and friends.
MISS IMOGENE SHANNON,
well known fraternal worker and
20,000 Miles by Foot
Julio C. Berrizbeitia
Julio C. Berrizbeitia, 19, Boy Scout
from Venezuela, leaves for home
aboard the Santa Rosa out of New
York after his four-year walk which
ended in Washington, D. C.* He
covered 20,000 miles, passing
through northern South America,
Central America, Mexico and 47 of
the 48 states in the U. S.
TYPING —• MIMEOGRAPHING
MISS BEATRICE THORNTON
125^4 N. Farish St.
The Place to Eat
Corner Eat Shop
Cor. Rose and Lynch Street
Sandwiches of all Kinds.
Cold DRINKS and BEER
“Service with a Smile”
Is Lire Worth Saving?”
Your doctor is highly skilled in diagnosing, knowing
your ills and prescribing just what you need. It is just
as important that your prescription is filled with
FRESH, POTENT drugs and correctly compounded.
“BE SAFE . . . NOT SORRY”
KEY DRUG COMPANY
The Most Complete Prescription Department in
434 E. CAPITOL ST. PHONE 4-6517
Easy Washers - Vulcan Ranges
405 W. CAPITOL 8T. DIAL 3-1169
agent for the Afro-American So
city, attended the Afro’s Annual
Convention in Greenville jast week
She reports a pleasant trip.
Miss Velma Wilson, assistant tc
Dr. L. A. Smith, left the city
this week for ten days stay in New
Orleans, where she plans a course
of study at Flint-Goodridge Hos
Mrs. Hilda Gilmore, East Monu
ment Street, has returned to the
city after several weeks of study
The Business and Pifofessiohal
Women’s Club met Sunday after
noon at the home of Miss Matilda
Henderson. Quite a pleasant
evening was spent by those pres
Mrs. Lolar Weekly has returned )
to the city after spending severa
days in Memphis and St. Louis.
Mrs. Theresa Smith of Chicago
is spending several days in the
city as guest of her sister, Leah
and Brucie Longstreet.
Mrs. Jesse Washington, Chef
Cook at the Edwards Hotel, is con
fined to bed from illness at his )
home on West Church Street.
By Delegation v
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
(ANP)—After a delegation of
20 persons had appeared before
him with complaints cf alleged
police brutality in Kansas City,
Gov. Donnell issued a statement
to the fact that he would give se
rious thought to the complaints.
His aggreement to look into the
matter came after an hour and a
half discussion with the delega
tion concerning series of inci
dents involving reported ill treat
ment of Negro citizens.
Spokesmen for the group, the
Rev. D. A. Holmes, Carl V. John
son, lawyer; and T. B. Watkins,
undertaker—all of Kansas City—
gave the governor a report of the
Autumn Leaf club raid and slay
ing last month and presented a
detailed list cf grievances. The
delegation reported that the Ne
groes of Kansas City had lost ail
confidence in members of the
police beard, with the exception
of Harry M. Gambrel, a recent
appointee of Gov. Donnell. No
specific request for dismissal cf
any member of the board was
made, but the governor said he
was given to understand from
the tenor of the suggestions made
that such a course would J>e
Stating that the number of
police officers had dropped from
4G to the present 10 since the
police board took over control of
the department, the delegation
was reported to have said in a
statement, “The Negroes of
Kansas City need the police
force and the police force needs
the Negroes.” But under the pres
ent regime, the Negro population
of Kansas City has developed dis
trusts cf the department.
Although the governor has re
ceived several confidential re
ports on the situation, this is the
first open complaint made. It
has been made known that the
chief executive is much concern
ed with the problem. He has,
however, no definite plans for
combating the situation, other
than that a probe will be insti
Members 0f the board can be
removed only after charges
against them have been filed,
but Gov. Donnell can request
resignations if he decides to re
organize the board. Such resigna
tions are usually handed in.
CCC BOYS TO GET
WASHINGTON—(ANP) — CCC
youths are now to be trained in the
rudiments of military formations
and drills, according to a report
from the office of Director Mc
Entee. Long agitation for military
training for these youths has
culminated in an order which
| gives this basic military training
without the use of rifles or arms.
Such training, for the colored
youths now in camp, will prove
beneficial to them when and if
they reach the draft age, for it is
already proven that former mem
bers of the CC are making the best
Added to their accomplishments
in work which is closely allied to
military maneuvers, forestry, driv
ing, cooking, w-elding, and other
skills acquired in CCC, the rudi
mentary drill will add much to the
good already done by the CCC for
News From Port
Mrs. B. O. Winder, the wife of
Rev. Z. M. Winder, passed away
quietly at the Street Sanitorium
Sunday. The funeral was held Wed
nesday, Sept. 3 at the Jackson St.,
Baptist Church in icksburg.
Historic Magnolia Church has
been rebuilt 1M> miles west of Port
Gibson and the dedication services
were held Sunday, August 31. The
loyal members are all smiles.
St. Mark’s Baptist church pas
tored by Rev. W. C. Mazique has
been enlarged and painted a beau
tiful gray color.
Mr. and Mrs. King Rhodes de
lightfully entertained a few of
their friends and a host of young
friends at the birthday party of
Ruth Johnson. Games and music
were enpoyed after which a delight
ful and refreshing menu of punch,
ice-cream and cake was served.
Mrs. Laura Killian has returned
from the Street Sanitorium where
she spent several weeks undergoing
a major opration.
Mr. Robert Shaifer is much im
proved at this writing.
Mrs. C. B. Brown is visiting her
sister in Hattiesburg.
Mrs. George Maddox has return
ed after spending several weeks at
the bedside of her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Beulah Marshall who has
been confined to bed for several
weeks is up and out again.
Mrs. A. R. J. Mailes has return
ed home after an extended trip to
Ohio and other points.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Blackburn and
family of Jackson spent Thursday
in Port Gibson as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Lee and daughter
Miss Jeanette Lee.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maddox of
Greenville are visiting their sister,
Mrs. Adeline Maddox.
Miss Willie Jackson and Mr. Tom
Jackson of Chicago Heights have
returned home after spending a
week with her sister, Mrs. Marie
Wilson and her mother and father,
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jackson.
372nd Infantry On
COLUMBUS—The 372nd Infantry
commanded by Colonel Howard S
I Gilbert of Columbus, and composed
of colored soldiers from Ohio, Mas
sachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey
and the District of Columbia, has
left Fort Dix for manuevers to be
hed at Fort Devens, Mass. The
regiment will travel by truck (12 >
sections of thirty-five (35.) trucks
each. The sections will move at
intervals of about two miles to in
: terfere as litt!» as possib'e with
| civilian traffic.
The 372nd Infantry -was calle*d
to Federal service March 10, 1941,
and has been at Fort Dix since
that time. The headquarters, head
quarters company of the Second
Right at home — no peddling
Information Free. Write to:
210 5th Ave., New York
(Offer good in the United States
DR. W. if JERNAGIN
—able president of the National
Sunday School and BTIT C'onfrcrs
r»*ay put i.is h i in the ring at
Cleveland for the presidency of th?
National Baptist Convention at the
annual session, September 10-14.
Battalion, Company P and the
Medical Detachment are from
Columbus. There are three hund
red thirty three (333) Ohio troops
in the regiment. _^
$1.00 Down Delivers
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Plenty of Bargains In
! Odd Beds—Springs—Dressers
Cast Iron Wood Stoves
Gas Ranges — Cots — Pads
Nine-Piece Walnut Finish
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City Furniture Exchange
118 S. Gallatin Dial 4-5476
The New Sheppard’s Kitchenette
Sandwiches of All Kinds - Cold Beer - Soft Drinks
BREAKFAST - DINNER - SUPPER
SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNERS
Excellent Food Excellently Prepared
604 N. Farish Street—Dial 4-9271 D. D. Sheppard, prop.
THE BLUE FLAME
/ Jackson’s Newest and Swankiest Club
An Exclusive Place for Exclusive People
Private Dining Rooms Ladies’ Lounge
Fannin Rd. East Jackson, Miss
JOE CATCHINGS, Prop.
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Cold Drinks - Deer - Sandwiches - Light Lunches
- SERVICE WITH A SMILE -
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Cor. Farish-HamiltoR Street W. R. fUcLendon, prop.
' 404 N. Parish St. \
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331 N. Hickory St.
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