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THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE
A NEWS SERVICE FOR MISSISSIPPI NEGROES Published Weekly At Jackson, Mississippi 143 E. Monument Street ' Willie J. Miller- ----JManagei SUBSCRIPTION RATES ONE YEAR_$2.00 THREE MONTHS --66c ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST TREASURE CHEST “There shall be distress of nations, with perplexity; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things Which are coming on the earth”—Luke 21:25, 26. NO HATRED By RUTH TAYLOR We cannot kill prejudice by hate. Hate begets hate. First there is a feeling of strangeness a lack of understanding; then misunderstanding ripens into dis like. The three growing therefrom is hate casting shadows of prejudice, discrimination and peresuction. No one has ever built a decent society on hate. Today we are engaged in a great war against the forces of hate. Were we able to completely eradicate the manifestations of old hatreds and prejudices in our own midst, we would be able to fight better. It is one of our greatest weaknesses today that we have not done so. But we have and still are making great progress in that di i eciiuii. Hate is the weapon of our enemy. They stirred their owe people to aggression by feeding them upon hate. They have conquered nations not merely by force of their arms, but by first breking them open to attack through the stirring up of hatreds of class against class, race against race, religion against relig ion, so that they could not fight back. We must not let this poison gas of division and disunity lay waste our nation. We must avoid hatred as we would the plague. War is waged better without hatred, without hysteria, but wholly, with care ful calculation to strike a harder, faster, more accurate blow than the enemy. We must not acquire the vices of the enemy in fight ing him. His law is hate. Ours must not be like unto his. We must retain our ideals of a free world in which justice, freedom and love may reign. These are ideals that we must learn to love so well with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our might that we can fight like Crusaders for those ideals. “At last we who have been running away must turn and face it; There is no room left for hate in the world we must live in. Now we must learn love. We can no longer escape it.” Now is the opportunity. It is not a thing that can be leg islated. It is not an act of a group. It is conscious friendliness on the part of the individual. Here is the place to start realizing our ideals. Here in this country. Ideals of freedom and human equality are on the march. In the Bill of Rights, promulgated one hundred and fif ty years ago; in the Four Freedoms from the President’s Message to Congress in January, 1942, lies the hope of the world. These are not declarations of hate. There is no mention made of race or creed or color. There is no mention of nationality or class. These are pledges for all the nations, all the people of all the world. But we must start with ourselves. We cannot kill preju dice by hate_and we must not hate. Mississippi Enterprise Junior Idea Club Edited by Sister Dottye Dear Juniors: Again I must confess that no one single letter has been written in this week, what’s wrong? Well, I just want to tell you that each day, more and more effort is put forth to make our 3rd annual Junior Picnic the biggest and the best in the history of the club. Mrs. Elizabeth Moman has been contacted (you all know her) and she has promised to join in with us in making the Junior Picnic one that will long be remembered. The soldiers at the Jackson Air Base are to be invited, so older jun iors, especially young ladies are urg ed to plan now to be present and join in entertaining the soldifers. Watch the paper for more news about the picnic. Yours, SISTER DOTTYE. Remember we give a 25c Defense Stamp to any girl or boy who brings in five new members. KNOW YOUR HISTORY THE BIRTH OF THE AMERICAN FLAG. One hundred and sixty years ago this country had been settled only along its Eastern coast. There were thirteen colonies governed by Great Britain. But the colonists thought that Great Britain did not govenrn them justly so they declared them selves free and fought to establish their independence. The flag is a symbol, just as the cross is a symbol of Christian relig ion. Of course the colonists needed a new flag, so the colonial Congress decided on June 14, 1777 to have one. We do not know exactly who de signed the new flag; but there ai*e many people who believe that the first stars and stripes were made by Mrs. Elizabeth Ross (known as Betty Ross) who lived in Philadel phia, and that in making it she fol lowed the suggestion given her by General Washington. At first Con gress added a new stripe and a new HAVE YOUR GARMENTS TAILORED AT ROGER’S TAILOR SHOP PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED REGARDLESS OF FORM - CURVES CROSS ROADS OR CORNERS , , A. D. ROGERS, Tailor 524 North Farish Street Jackson, Mississippi star for each state admitted to the Union, but in 1818 it decided to have thirteen stripes. The colors of the flag also have a meaning. The red signifies strength or power, and shows that we wish to be a strong nation. The white signifies purity and sig nifies that we wish to be a guiltless honest nation. The blue signifies loy alty and means that we will be a faithful nation. “I pledge allegiance to the flag, and the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Submitted by JUNIOR BERNICE PERKINS. ________ JUNIOR BEAUTY By Sister Dottye Every young girl wants a lovely complexion, for a lovely skin is the very foundation of beauty. Of what advantage will beautiful eyes, a lovely nose, a provocative mouth, if the skin is dull and sallow ? How often have you heard it said, ’’She would be lovely if she had a good skin.” First, to have a beautiful skin, use a good skin soap, washing your face well in warm water. Very young girls should use no makeup and older girls very, very little. If makeup is used, wash your face well and you may use a good night cream before retiring. A correct diet and plenty of exercise, as well as plenty of clean water, inside and outside will do much to make your complexion lovely. _Jt ON THE AGRI CULTURAL FRONT Here’s something wcih should, make the Axis pause to reflect: Negro 4-H club boys in Georgia have al ready produced 70,981 pounds of beef to help meet this year’s Food-for Freedom goals. In Oklahoma, 440 4-H club boys have enrolled in the shop courses so that they can keep the wheels turn ing on the farm. In Virginia, two surveys of 1,176 farm families in 35 communities have been made. The first was made be- ' fore Pearl Harbor, and it showed that 1,120 farm families had poultry flocks, 1,133 had hogs, 886 had gar- ; dens, 765 had one or more cows, and 791 had sufficient feed for their live stock. The second survey, made a few weeks ago, revealed that 1,161 had poultry flocks, 1,167 had hogs, 1,029 had gardens and 888 had feed for their livestock. It shows definitely that Negro farmers are all-out to do their full part in helping to win the war. By the way, have you joined the fat-saving campaign? You know fat, or grease maks glycerine, and glyce rine makes gunpowder. It is said housewives waste enough fat every year to make 200 million pounds of glycerine. Well, the Department’s Extension Service, in cooperation with the War Production Board, is arranging with meat dealers to receive waste fat. So housewives can play an important part in hlping to meet the Nation’s glycerine needs by taking their sur plus fat to the nearest meat dealer or freeze-locker plant. The dealer will pay for it at the rate of a few cents apound, but don’t take less than a pound at a time. And here are some more don’ts. Don’t take your fat in a glass con tainer, don’t hold it until it becomes rancid, and don’t take it to the deal er on week-ends. It’s also iimport ant that housewives conserve fats, us ing it over and over so that they’ll have to buy less. While we are talking about saving, let’s turn to some important foods: meat, eggs, milk. You must watch them closely during these hot sum mer days in order to guard against waste. To keep them over a day, you need a refrigerator, or another very cold storage space. If you have neither, don’t keep on hand any more of these foods than you can use dur ing a day. Better take care of your paint brush, because you may have diffi culty these days buying another. If your old brush is stiff, don’t throw it away. Soak it overnight in paint thinner, or in gasoline or turpen tine, the Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering suggests: Shellac brushes should be cleaned with alcohol, and whitewash and cal cimine brushes with water. Now here’s another tip; never let your brush hest on the ends of the bris tles for more than a few hours, or it will become warped and the flow of paint will be uneven. i * We Satisfy Hungry People Good Food At Economi cal Prices. Generous Portions Friendly Atmosphere We Can Easily Satisfy The Biggest of Appe tites Because The Pric es Are So Small. Dial 4-9271 COME IN Shepherd’s Kitchenette 604 North Farish Street Jackson, Miss. BE AN HERB DOCTOR. Men or Women Make Money All The Time. Drop A Card To_ DR. 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