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ENTERPRISE... SUPPORT IT VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3 8 PAGES 5c City, State, ted National Nows JACKSON, MISS., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1941 PRICE FIVE CENTS - - WELCOME NEGRO STATE FAIR VISITORS - - Haitian President s Son To U. S. School Maxe Lescot, son of President Elie Lescott of Haiti, is greeted by the Rev. Urban Lux, of St. Emma Military School of Rock Castle, Virginia, on his arrival in Philadelphia aboard the liner Gre nada. Also at the dock to meet him is Eiie Garcia, secretary of the Haitian Legation of Washington, where young Lescot will spend a few days before proceeding to Rock Castle, for school. J. M. B. Association Plans 72nd Session On October 29 The seventy-second annual ses sion of the J. M. B. Association, Inc., will open Wednesday, October 29, at the Pearlie Grove Baptist Church of which the Rev. T. H. Walker is ipastor The convention is to continue for four days through November 1. The official program of this year’s meeting of the association is as follows: FIRST DAY 10:00 A. M.—Meeting called to order by the Moderator, Rev. W. P. Whitfield. Devotion led by Rev. T. H. Walker. Remark;, by the Mode rator. 10:30 A. M.—Inspirational Ad dress, “The Final Preservence of the Saints,” by Rev. F. W. Coleman, 20 minutes. Reading and adopting the program. Appointing Commit tees. Enrollment Period. Business period. Introduction of Visitors, Music by chorus. 11:45 a. m. Introductory Sermon by R. L. Robinson. Alternate Rev. D. H. Hill. Offering. Recess for Dinner. AFTERNOON SESSION 1 p. m., Afternoon Session. 2 p. m. meeting called to order by the vice moderator. Devotion Ted by Rev. John Carey. Business Peri od. Enrollment continued. 3 p. m. ushers and laymen’s period. Remarks by Laymen Presi dent. Reading and adopting the program. Address—“Ought Pastors Support the Laymen’s Movement of Committees. Enrollment period Alcorn Alumnus Is Speaker At Formal Opening ALCORN, Miss—Mr. L. M. Park er, an alumnus of Alcorn A. and M College and principal of the Alcorn Laboratory High School was the main speaker at the formal open ing of the college, which was held in historic Oakland Memorial Chapel at 11:00 a. m. last Monday. The subject of Mr. Parker’s address was “The Challenge of Education in a Time of Great Crisis.” Mr. W B. Nelson, Dean of Instruction, presided and Miss L. C. Wright, chaplain, offered the invocation. President Bell introduced the fac ulty and visitors to the students. Before Mr. Parker spoke, Miss Willie Grays rendered a vocal solo; Miss Juanita Apperwhite and Mr. Herron, respectively, read papers on “The Ideal College Woman,” and “The Ideal College Man.” Mr. Claude Walston read a paper, writ ten by Maurice Lair, Carson High School, Carson, Miss., entitled “The Effects of the use of Intoxicating Alcholic Liquor as a Beverage.” Other musical selections included a number by the girls’ trio and a vo cal solo by Mr. John L. Frisby. The program closed with the aggrega tion’s singing the “College Ode.” jointly. Address—“The Real Need of Well-Trained Ushers in the church,” by Brother Charlie Craw ley. Solo—Mr. C. M. Martin. Report from State Layrfien’s and Ushers Convention (presidents). Business Period. Congregational singing— “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” 5 p. m. Sermon by Rev. Jas. Me Clenty. Alternate Rev. J. D. Hayden. Offering. Announcements. Adjourn ment. 7 p. m. meeting called to order by the moderator. Devotion by Rev. G. W. Myles. Welcome Address. Lo cal program and response by Bro. G. W. Williams. 8 p. m. Sermon on Doctrinal by I Rev. P. E. Lott. Alternate Rev. T. ; C. Simmons. Offering. Giving I homes to delegates. Announce j ments. Adjournment. THURSDAY—SECOND DAY MORNING SESSION 9:30 a. m. meeting called to order by the moderator. Devotion led by Rev. W. H. Robinson. Remarks by the moderator. Reading and ap proving the previous day’s journals. General Enrollment. Inspirational address—“God’s Purpose of Grace,” by Rev. W. C. Cole. General Busi j ness. Introduction of visitors. Music -* ' by the chorus. Committees, Enroll j ment continued. Business period, announcements and adjournment for dinner at 1 p .m. THURSDAY—SECOND DAY AFTERNOON SESSION 2 p. m. meeting called to order by the vice moderator. 15 minutes song service by the chorus. Remarks by the moderator. Enrollment con tinued. Report of Committees. Gen eral business. 3 p. m. Laymen and Ushers I period. Remarks by the president. Reading and approving of the pre vious day’s journal. Enrollment continued. Address— “How to keep the Layman Movement Alive in the Church,” by Bro. Floyd Hart. Solo— Mrs. Eddie Leamous. Reading and discussing the program of the state laymen and usher extra session. Introduction of visitors. Business period. Report of committees, spe cial address by Mr. H. C. Young, president of the City Ushers Boards. Usher Drill led by Miss Ruth John son. Announcements and adjourn ment. THE THURSDAY—SECOND DAY EVENING SESSION 6:45 p. m. meeting called to order (Continued on Back Page) Meeting To Be At Piney Woods THE Piney Woods School will be hostess to the Mississippi Pedera- I tion of Colored Women’s Clubs on ] October 15, 15 and 17. This con vention will bring together a group of the finest women in the state, representing various interests and activities. Among the things anticipated by those wh0 will go to Piney Woods is a report from the National Con vention which met in Oklahoma City in August About ten Missis sippians represented at the national meeting, taking part in public pro grams, committee meetings, and the various exhibits sponsored by tte National Organization. Unofficial information has got ten out that Mississippi excelled again in the various exhibits, and won three loving cups. The Nannie Burroughs Cut) for “Creative Art’’ went to Prentiss Institute; the cup offpred by Mrs. Franklin D. Roose velt for the best made “Cotton Dress” was awarded to Mrs. T. J. Barnes of Laurel, while the Senator Caoper Cun for the best “all around Art” exhibit was won by Missis sippi. The programs of the Business Department of the National, which is headed by Mrs. J. E. Johnson of Prentiss, was an overwhelming suc cess. The photographic exhibit of Negro businesses proved to be one of the most popular booths in the exhibit room. While only two years old, this department has won '•ecognition as a major activity of the National Federation of Colored Women. The Piney Woods Convention will feature an all-star exhibit, show ing articles of fancy work and art which won prizes at the National Meeting Mrs. M. M Hubert, President of the State Federation expects the most enthusiastic convention in the history of the organization. Inter est in club work has increased dur ing the year and Negro women of Mississippi are becoming more and more conscious of the value of group and group action. The Piney Woods Club under the leadership of Mrs. J. C. Carter and Mrs. A. B. Albert has com pleted plans for entertaining a lrrrpe delegation. The Mississippi Federation of Colored Girls will meet in connection with the par ent organization. First Lady Speaks At Women's Meet PORtERSRESOLUTIONS MAY PUT AFL CONVENTION ON THE SPOT 15th Annual Negro State Fair October 13-18; Wallace Brothers Show Featured Attraction; Predict Large Crowd To Attend jackson, miss.—'me Mississippi Negro State Fair will present its 15ih Annual showing on the Mis sissippi state Fair Grounds or Highway 49 in North Jackson here beginning Monday, October 13th and run through Saturday, October 18. Keeping up with the policy oi obtaining the very best carnival attraction, the fair association has obtained the service of the Wal lace Brothers Shows, who has guaranteed to present a clean and entertaining carnival attraction which will add to the gayety of the occasion. With cotton prices at a new high] and fanners enjoying a neater degree of prosperity than they have in many past years, to gether with the fact of the large number of colored soldiers station ed near Jackson, the fair move ment is preparing for one of the largest attendances in the fair’s history. An outstanding feature of the fair since its very first showing has been the spectacular street parade, and the fair management has spar ed n0 efforts to make this year’s parade one of the best. The parade which will officially open the fair will be held Monday and will depict a pageant of progress, and is scheduled to begin promptly at eleven o’clock and will seen both on Parish and Capitol streets. An unusually large number of beauti fully decorated floats will be seen in the parade, due to the tradition al honor now attached to the win ning of the best decorated floats and car? as well as because of the substantial prices awarded. In keeping with its established policy the Fair Management has encouraged the presentation of ex hibits from all groups, including the schools, boys’ and girls’ clubs, and other organizations. The interest which started developing some years ago in quilting has served to bring to this year’s fair some of the finest work of this kind, and the Quilting Contest and attraction, with prizes from $25 to 4.00. There will also be exhibits by the New Farmers of America, with prizes from $15.00 to $7.50. The Home Demonstration and 4-H Girls Clubs and State 4-H Clubs will emphasize home management and improvement and will have ex hibits with from $15.00 to $9.00. The special canning exhibits with prizes from $15.00 to $2.00 will be of special interest to all those inter ested in food perserving on account of the manner of judging. , The judging will be done in the form of a “Judging School”, which will be conducted by the Extension Food Preservation Sepecialist from Mis sissippi State College . Live Stock prizes from $5,00 to $1.50; Swine from $3.00 to $1.00; Dairy Cattle from $3.00 to $1.00: Beef Cattle from $3.00 to $1.00; Poultry, Flowers and other special exhibits have prizes ranging from $1.00 to 20 cents. The Community Exhibits will of fer prizes from $12 to $2; College Trades School and Elementary Ex hibits prizes from $6.50 to $2.; Art Exhibits, $5. to $2.50; with the gen eral canning exhibits offering a variety of prizes from $1,25. to 35 cents; Manual Training prizes from $1. to 25 cents. Friday, October 17th has been set (Continued on Back Page) Personnel Work Her Coal RUTH DOSS, of Cleveland, Ohio, a junior in the Division of Busi ness at Hampton Institute, lias decided to make Personnel work her career, after studying the implications of the new personnel program at Hampton. Miss Doss is very active in the academic and student life at the Tidewateir Virginia college and this year is vice president of the Callioppe Society, women’s social organization, and assistant director of the campus movie committee, and a member of the Junior Business League and the college assembly committee. A graduate of Central High School in Cleveland, she has been outstanding in campus life since her freshman year when she was a member of the house committee in Virginia Hall. Last year she represented the sophomore class on the Student Council and was secretary of that governing body. At present, she is trying out for the Hampton Little Theatre, and the Girls' Glee Club. She is majoring in commercial education at present, but hopes to get heir master’s degree in Personnel and Guidance. Marian Anderson, World Famous Singer; Coming Jackson’s musical session will get under way on October 20th when Marian Anderson, noted American singer will be presented in con cert by the Jackson Music As sociation and the Harmonia Club The concert will be held in the City auditorium and it is expected that thousands from all over the State will attend. Prom the time Marian Anderson began singing in a church choir at the age of eight she has steadily risen to an enviable position on the ladder of success ana is now ac claimed one of the outstanding artists of all time. At an early age she entered a contest put on by the Philharmonic Symphony Or chestra of New York and won first nrize, after which she received the Rcsenwald scholarship t.wo years. She then began to tour the capi tols of Europe where one triumph led to another. She was signed for forty concerts in Scandanavia dur (Continued on Back Page) Randolph Awaits Action On Pleas • NSW YORK—(ANP)—At least two and possibly three | resolutions to be put before the 61st annual convention of the American Federation of L#abor, meeting in Seattle, Washington, for 11 days beginning Monday, by A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster, delegates from the Inter national Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, are calculated to expose that organization to criticism by all Negroes and many far-sighted whites. At the same time, President Wil liam Green, in light of developments of the past few months, will be confronted with the experience of once again being in an untenable position. First Lady To Head Speakers At Women's Meet McNutt To Address Public Meeting On Thursday WASHINGTON, D. C—(S N S> —Headed by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the list of speakers to appear before the sessions of the National Council of Negro Women Incorporated, which convenes in Washington, October 16, 17 and 18 is an imposing array. Honorable Paul V. McNut^ Administrator oi the Federal Security Agency, will address the public mass meeting on Thursday,' October 16. On the same program will be Attorney Eu nice Hunton Carter and Lestei Granger, Assistant Executive sec retary of the National Urban Lea gue. Honorable A. A. Barle, Jr., as sistant Secretary of State, will de liver an address on Defense Night, which meeting will be held in Ran kin Chapel of Howard University on Friday, October 17. At that time the Negro Division Heads ol the Government will be present to conduct a round-table on defense. Saturday night, October 18,, Honorable Frances Bolton, Con (Continued on Back Page) Alcorn Librarian Gets Scholarship Mrs. M. P. Lyells (formerly Ru by Elizabeth Stutt) Librarian of Alcorn A. and M. College has been honored with a scholarship from the University of Chicago. Mrs. Ly ells will register for the autumn quarter to take work iu the Grad uate Library School whore she has already completed residence re quirements for the M. A. degree in Library Science. As partial requirement for the degree, Mrs. Lyell is ma king a study of the facilities for library service in Negro Landgramt Col leges. Mrs. Lyell graduate* 1 from Alcorn as valedictorian of th\e class of 1929 and was granted a Julius Rosenwald fellowship to study li brary science at the Hampton In stitute Library School from which she graduated in 1930. As its first professional librarian she has developed the library at Alcorn from a miscellaneous assort ment of book/ which were for the most part unsuited for college work to a well organized collection defi nitely related to the curricula of the college. The library now meets the stand ard set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Mr. Randolph, besides being the international president of the union, is also national director of of the Negro March on Washing ton committee^Mr.- Webster the first international vice president, is a member of the Pair Employment Practice committee established un der the executive order of Presi dent Roosevelt oi June 25 barring discrimination in national defense employment. Mr. Green, too, has membership on this committee. The resolutions are six in num ber and include an endorsement of the PEP committee, anti-poll tax •legislation, federal anti-lynch bill, lease-lend aid to Ethiopia, support of Great Britain, China, and Russia against Hitler and Hitlerism, and establishment of a trade union committee aigainst discrimination on account of race, color, religion or national origin. THE first and the last are the ones most likely to draw complaint. I Failure of the APT, to give it en dorsement to the FEP would in ef fect nullify whatever usefulness Mr. Green might possess as a member cf that committee. There have been almost weekly meetings of the committee since its appoint ment in early August. Mr. Green is known to have attended very few of these sessions. Many persons have sought to put an interpreta tion upon the fact that when the ?roup posed for photographers at its first meeting, Mr. Green was the only one wh0 appeared to be avoiding a full view of his face, REMOVE' KNOTTY PROBLEM On the other hand, in the event that the federation does adopt this resolution it will remove what is presently believed one of the knot tier problems so far encountered by Lawrence Cramer, executive sec retary for the committee, and that is the question of what to do about unions which refuse to enroll Ne groes so that they may be employ ed in plants where the unions have a closed shop. The questionnaire sent out to affiliated unions last month by President Green to ascer tain the attitude of the groups on the race question may be indica tive of a changed or modified view point. Proposal of a committee to act on cases of discrimination may hit a snag too. For 60 years the AFL has faced the race question in one form (Continued on Back Pago) Funeral Services Are Held For Miss Sallie Christmas Funeral services for the late Miss Sallie Christmas, who was slain in Los Angeles several days ago, were held from the family residence on East Cohea Street, Sunday after* /ioon at 3 r. m. with Pev. A. L. Hol land, officiating. Music was furn ished by the Central CME church choir, with Mrs. Alice Lattimore at the pia.no. Many beautiful floral de signs were presented as a token of respect for the deceased. Among the out-of-town persons present were: Mrs. Eddie Mitchell of Chicago and Mrs. Ernestine Cobbs Williams of New Orleans.