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VOL 4__No. 26 SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS
County Board Of Supervisors Vote For School-Site To Be Decided On As a result of an address made before the Kiwanis Club on June 3, 1942, by Mr. H. V. Watkins, Sr., prominent Jackson attorney and civic leader, proposing the establishment of an agricultural school for Negroes in Hinds County, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors closing their monthly session late Friday voted to purchase land at a site to be selected later for such a school. The Negro Agricultural High School will be in charge of the Board of Trustees of the Agricultural High School and Hinds County Junior Col lege at Raymond, which is compos ed of Messrs George McCleftdon, Ray mond; Emmitt Atkinson, Jackson; H. H. Davis Utica; F. M. Graves, Bolton; Floyd Hawkins, Jackson; T. H. Naylor, Jr., County Superintend ent of Schools, Jackson, and H. V. Watkins, President of the Board of Trustees, Jackson. With the establishing of the ag ricultural high school for Negroes Hinds County will be giving the Ne groes in the county the advantage of educational opportunities and will be helping to prepare them to become better citizens. Pointing out the need for such an institution in Hinds County, Mr. Wat kins gave fi /ures to show that the Negroes Wv. . paying their share of the taxes, yet were not receiving full benefit from them in the form of educational facilities. He suggest ed that the people of Hinds County establish in the county a small ag ricultural high school which would teach, along with a regular high school course, vocational agriculture and various types of shop work and home economics. In response to this address the Ki wanis Club named a committee com posed of Mr. Isadore Dreyfus, Dr. G. T. Gillespie and Mr. T. M. Hed erman, Sr. to investigate the matter. This committee, along with Mr. Wat kins, appeared before the Hinds County School Board and the Board of Supervisors on June 4 for a dis cussion of the matter. At this time the County Board of Supervisors paassed a resolution for the establishment of the school. The County School Board then set up a curricula and appointed a com mittee to select and layout 200 acres of land for the location and con struction of the agricultural high school for Negroes. Navy Training ^,UUU Negroes At newly Named Camp The special unit at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, now being used to train approximately 2,000 Negro re cruits is now designated “Camp Rob ert Smalls.” The camp is named after Robert Smalls, a Negro who served with great distinction in the U. S. Navy in the Civil War. As a pilot on the Confederate transport, Planter, on May 13, 1862 Smalls ran her out of Charleston Harbor and delivered her to a Un ion squadron. He was appointed a pi lot in the U. S. Navy and served in the U. S. S. Keokuk. He was pro moted to Captain for gallant and meritorius conduct December 1, 1863. and placed in command of the Plant er. He served this ship until she was put out of commission in 1866. The first recruits arrived at Camp Robert Smalls during the week end ing June 6, and the number has in creased weekly since that time Qualified recruits will shortly be senl to vocational schools established bj the Navy for the training of electric ians, machinists, carpenters, metal smiths, shipfitters, quartermaster* and yeomen. Laundry Employees Treated With Surprise Watermelon Party The Crescent Laundry employees both white and colored were treate< Saturday evening with a surprja watermelon party on the back lawi of the Laundry, Saturday, August 8 This affair came as a surprise U Chappie Resigns As Editor of Mississippian Announcement was made last week by Dr. L. DeLaine, chairman of the board of directors of the Mississippi Voice Co., of the resignation of Le vye Chappie as managing editor of Mississippiana. Mr. Chapel, who has served as Manager-Editor, since its establish ment, stated to the board in offer ing his resignation, that because of the necessity of his having to travel so much in the interest of the Mis sissippi Independent Beauticians As sociation of which he is Public Re lations counsellor, it was impossible for him to give the proper attention to the paper as Managing Editor. Mr. F. H. Miller, widely known fraternal, religious and civic leader has accepted the position of Editor of the paper. Mr. Miller is a long resident of the Delta and one of .he best known men in the state. He lives in Mound Bayou and his host of friends wish for him the greatest success in his new under taking. . Stevens Inn Located At Skating Rink Temporarily The Stevens of the Stevens’ Barbe cue and Chicken Inn, located on the Pocahontas Road, wish to announce that while their oroginal Inn is un dergoing repairs and renovation, pre paratory to becoming the largest and most beautiful place of its kind in the entire South, they are continuing their business in the Skating Rink and are prepared to give the same courteous service and serve the same J delicious food for which their estab lishment is popular. Because of the spaciousness of the Skating Rink, space has been re served for dancing and dance and mu sic lovers are- invited to come out to the temporary Steven’s Inn and en joy themselves, there will be plenty of free music—an additional number of fans have been installed to insure the customers of the same cool and comfortable atmosphere of the regu lar Inn. No need to worry where to go for dining and dancing—just come out to Steven’s Barbecue and Chicken Inn, in its temporary location, the Skat ing Rink. If you have tire shortage, catch a 5c bus and the short walk to Steven’s place will only get you in the mood for an evening of pleasure. A <vn n/1 11 Ugi XU Coast Guard Duty Three hundred Negro Coast Guard recruits have been assigned to act ive duty at sea and at various Coast Guard stations following completion of a required 4 weeks training course, the U. S. Coast Guard announced here this week. At the same time, the Coast Guard revealed that an additional 150 Negro recruits are now receiving in structions and will be assigned to active duty in the near future. The recruits are receiving instruction in seamanship, signaling, knot tieing, life saving and small boat handling. The announcement here followed observance of the 152nd anniversary of the U. S. Coast Guard Wednes day. In a radio address on that oc casion Admiral L. T. Chalker, U. S. Navy, declared: “Today the Coast Guard is engaged in the greatest task in all its history. We have join i ed forces with the Navy and the Ma rine Corps in a mighty struggle to crush America’s enemies.” the employees and was enjoyed very much. Every person present had as much ice cold melon as he or she could eat. This is just one of the many af , fairs that are given by the manage [ metft of the Crescent Laundry for » the employees, throughout the year, t Mr. Felts is general manager and . Mr. Wright Supt. dry cleaning de ». pertinent. I I Miss Ernestine Harris, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harris of High Street and a member of Pearl Street A. M. E. Church, was . a delegate to the West Jackson Dis trict Sunday School and League Con vention and Young Peoples Congress held at Benton, Miss., Augus 5-6-7, representing Pearl Street Sunday School and League. Miss Harris was assistant to the Secretary of the convention and was made president of the Youth Con gress in this meeting. The Young People had a Sun shine Band Contest, giving a prize of $1.00 to the person rasing the highest amount over fifty cents. Miss Harris won the prize. In the Oratorical contest, offering $3.00 for first prize, and $2.00 second prize, Miss Harris won first prize, ,her sub ject being, The Defense Of Our Coun try, and was very well planned and enjoyed by everyone who heard it. Miss Harris is a Senior at Lanier High School and a member of t' ^ Writers Club. Being president of the youth congress, she is eligible to be elected as a delegate to the youth conference to be held at Little Rock, Arkansas, in July, 1943. The election will be held at Laurel in September. Extends Business Activities Mr. Joe Catchtngs, popular man about town and owner of the Blue Flame East Jackson’s swankiest club and Joe Lovie’s Place, the brightest spot in Canton, Miss., has announced the extending of his busi ness activities to include the beautiful new modern Traveler’s Home and the Home’s Ice Cream Parlor, both of the new establishments being located on the Fannin Road, East Jackson, Miss., on the opposite side of the road from the Blue Flame. Having but one desire, to please and satisfy every patron, Mr. Catch ings has spared no expense in the furnishing and equipping of these new businesses. The Traveler’s Home, with its home like atmosphere, beautifully decorat ed rooms, clean and comfortable beds, is truly a place to delight the weary tiaveler and give him a chance to re lax from the cares of the world. The Home’s Ice Cream Parlor is an ideal meeting place for the yuong t*j* set to go and be refreshed in sur roundings that are entertaining and wholesome. All of the Catching’s establish ments are noted for their excellent service, Mr. Catchings being assisted in the management of his businesses by his charming wife and sister. On the Front attacked enemy installations m the | southeast part of the Solomon Islands ±niS ween in £orce and attacks are contin The Navy announced “United uing.” Later the Navy said “con states Naval and other forces have siderable enemy resistance has been Doughboys Go 100% For Bond Pledge FORT BENNING, GA.—Every Negro soldier of the Special Service Detach ment of the Academic Regiment of the Fort Binning Infantry School has sub scribed to the United States Army War Bond drive. The photograph shows Staff Sergeant John Brown, of Charleston, S. C., sign ing his pledge while his commanding officer, Lt. Robert V. Jacobs, looks on. Sergeants James Williams, of Birmingham, Ala., and Illie Frederick, of Lafay ette, Ala., are awaiting their turn to sign on the dotted line. The 79 soldiers of this special detachment have subscribed to 92,500 worth of War Bonds, every man signing up for it least one Wag Bpfld, % A. K. A. Health Clinic Is Opened In Mississipi Tougaloo College Gears Curriculum To Meet New Needs As a result of continuous stuc.y, Tougaloo College has adopted the Junior and Senior Division organiza tion. The Freshman and Sophomore years are included in the Junior Di vision, and the Junior and Senior years in the Senior Division. General education will be the main objective of the Junior Division. In the Senior Division the students will have a greater opportunity than hithertofore to concentrate in their field of interest. Beginning with this year, 1942-43, survey courses will be emphasized in the Freshman year. All Freshman will be required to take a course in General Home making and one in Personal Hygiene. Work in Secretarial Training—short hand, typewriting, and secretarial practice—will also be introduced. This work will be of much practical value to those students who are un able to enter the Senior Division of the college. The program of Tougaloo calls for the contiguous study of ways and means of auapting its curriculum and organization to meet the needs of its constituency and present day conditions. I Jay McShann Orchestra To Play For Benefit Dance For Fair According to the Stamp Brothers, Jay McShann and His “CONFESSING ! THE BLUES,, ORCHESTRA will S play a Benefit Dance at the Rankin j Auditorium, Monday, August 17, 9:30 | until. This famous attraction is coming to Jackson direct from the Savoy Ballroom, N. Y., Recording and Ra dio Artsts, Jacksonians will be able to get daily announcements concern-' ing them by tuning in over WSLI. j Special bus service arranged to Auditorium from corner Hamilton and Fairsh Streets. The dance will be sponsored by Food-for-Victory Fair Committee, B. F. Brooks, Director Public Rela tions. Admission, advance 99; at door $1.20, tax included. Special reserved seats for white spectators. All the proceeds from the door re ceipts will be contributed entirely to the Fair Association. Creole Inn To Be One Of Jackson’s Most Popular Places A visit to the Creole Grill, locat ed on Lynch Street in the building near Campbell College campus, attest to the fact that here, without a doubt is the beginning of what will soon be one of Jackson’s most popular eat ing places. The Creole Grill, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, former residents of Jackson, who have for a number of years lived in New Orleans, is scheduled to carry a complete Creole menu and lovers of the delicious dishes, famous in the Crescent Ctiy, are expected to find the Grill just the place they’ve been looking for. Watch this paper for more details concerning the Grill. encountered and it is still too early to announce results or to estimate either our own or enemy losses.” Gen. MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia reported August 10 that Allied planes from Australia were maintaining a 24-hour-a-day offen sive over the entire invasion zone in support of the attack against the Solomon Islands. The Navy also re ported U. S. Naval forces “bombard ed enemy ships and shore establish ments at Kiska” in the Aleutians, si multaneously with the beginning of the attack on the Solomon Islands. (Continued on back page) Jackson, miss. — Health workers, physicians, nurses, dentists, nutrition ists, social workers and school teach ers from various parts of the United States last month opened in Holmes County, Mississippi, the 8th annual helath clinic, sponsored by Alpha Kappa sorority. The general public, both white and colored, is watching the health pro ject with even greater interest than in former years, due to its bi-racial aspect. The staff is assisted by Dr. D. Minter, resident physician of the Delta co-operative; Mrs. L. Cox, resi dence nurse, of • Providence co-opera tive; Sam Franklin, Jr., resident manager of Providence, and Mr. Cox bookkeeper of Delta and Providence farms. These workers are white and, with Dr. Sherwood Eddy, have been largely responsible for the suc cess of the first co-operative in Am erica where Negro and white share croppers participate. The medical clininc this year is conductedd by Dr. Edna Griffin of Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Griffin, a mem ber of Alpha Gamma Omega chapter of the sorority, has offices and a large practice in Pasadena and Los Angeles; is active in civic, relig ious and social circles, and is widely known for her active work with the | NAACP. She is president of the Pasadena branch. One of the most popular sought af ter services of the clinic is the dental department being conducted by Dr. James H. Bell of Canton, Miss. In a population of over 40,000 in Holmes county, 70 per cent of whom are Ne groes, there is no Negro physician or dentist. There is one whife dentist in the entire county, whose practice does not allow him much time for Negro patients. Both Dr. Creorge Lane of Greenwood, assisting in the medical department and Dr. J. H. Bell of Canton, dentist for the clin ic, are graduates of Meharry Medi j cal College. The clinic is under the general di rection of the founder, Miss Ida L. Jackson, Oakland, California, who is a former national basileus and mem ber of Alpha Nu Omega chapter, a native of Mississippi and graduate of the University of California and Columbia University. She is a teach er in the junior high schools of Oak land. Black & White Store Displays Fall Styles Because the management of the Black and White Store realizes that in these days of priorities, many of the things that are now plentiful will be hard to get a few months from now, and they have wisely stocked up every department of their store with fall and winter clothes for the entire family. And the wise housewife will buy now and save. If she does not have all the cash with which to outfit the entire family, she can use the Black & White Store’s convenient Lay-Away-Plan. Go in and see this store’s back-to* school values for both boys and girls—sturdy shoes, for school and dress wear—hosiery. For the girl: Jerkin suits, skirts, sweaters, wool and plaid dresses— cotton and rayon undies — coats, suits. For the Boy:: Shirts, Sweaters, Ties, Socks, Pants and smart looking suits. For Milady:: Fail and winter Coats and Dresses that will give guaranteed savings, and styles that will be enjoyed for years. The thrifty housewife will visit the piece goods department and buy val ues in material to make dresses for herself and her daughters. For Men: One of the greatest val ues in the store are the wool and leather jackets—just the thing for the civilian who will be spending much of his time doing defense work out-of-doors. Use the Lay - Away - Plan for Blankets and new fall styles in cur tains and draperies. Go the Black & White Store to day and see their many Fall and Winter values.