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VOL 4_No. 27_
Released Pending Investigation
In Death Of Son
William Mallet of Pocahontas was
released Wednesday from the city
jail pending further investigation by
the Hinds County grand jury on a
charge that he murdered his 15 year
old son, Floyd J. Mallet.
According to Chief Detective Rog
ers of the Jackson Police fqrce, Floyd
K. Mallet of Route 1, Pocahontas,
Miss., was brought to the city jail,
Monday, August 10, in a bad condi
tion. The boy was taken to the
Charity hospital and three days later
died of wounds physicians said were
probably caused by “instruments oth
er than a man’s fist.” An autopsy
was performed by Dr. LeRoy Smith,
Sunday morning and it was found
that there was a fracture in the back
of the boy’s skull and an infection
in the left eye, the lid of which
had been pierced.
William Mallet, father of the boy
was picked up by the police for in
vestigation after an aunt, Antonia
Young had said that he had beat the
The Mallets had lived in Chicago
and had been in Pocahontas about 10
days prior to the death of young
Funeral services for the Mallet boy
were scheduled to be held at Society
Ridge and the Peoples Funeral Home
was in charge.
Negro Educators To
Attend National
Eighteen noted Negro educators
have been invited to attend a Na
tional Institute on Education and the
War, sponsored by the U. S. Office of
Education Wartime Commission, at
American University on August 28-31
The Institute, to which 500 dele
gates have been invited, will be ad
dressed by Paul V. McNutt, Chair
man, War Manpower Commission;
John W. Studebaker, U. S. Com
missioner of Education; and repre
sentatives of various war agencies,
and it will enable a selected num
ber of school and college officials to
leearn about the total war effort
from the officials in charge of war
Subjects to be discussed will in
clude: Mobilization of Manpower—
education’s relation to Selective Ser
vice, Civil Service and industries
Volunteer Services rationing, salvage
Treasury savings campaigns, etc.; Fi
nance and Price Control—taxation
Office of Price Administration, pri
orities, tires, etc.; Educational prob
lems, teacher shortage, school hous
ing, curriculum, etc.
Claire Collins Field
Worker For Youth
When in June, Miss Clarie Collinj
was chosen as field worker by th<
National Conference of the Methodisi
Youth Fellowship (an interracial or
ganization), it was the first time ii
the history of interracial Methodisn
that a Negro had held this position
Miss Collins is well prepared foi
the responsibilty because of her ex
perience as a member of the Nation
al Student Council of YWCA durinj
hercollege days at Spelman( in At
lanta, Ga. In 1939 she participate<
with hundreds of youths from man;
nations in the World Conference o
Christian Youth, Amsterdam, Hoi
land. Since 1940 she has represent
ed the Negroes of Methodism a:
youth member of the Methodist Gen
eral Board of Education and will con
tinue in this capacity through 1944.
In addition to these responsibilite
she is associated with her very abl
mother,Mrs. M C. Collins, of Jack
son, Miss., as assistant manager o
their businesses, the Frazier and Col
lins Funeral Home and Collins Buria
Miss Collins’ duties with the Na
tional Conference of the Methodia
Youth Fellowship are carrying he
to numerous youth groups in th
states of Louisiana, Texas, Ohic
Illinois and Wisconsin.
Nurses’ Aid Course
Offered To Negro
The Jackson Chapter of the Am
erican Red Cross has organized its
first colored Nurses’ Aid class with
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Pillars, R. N., in
structor. Mrs. Pillars is First Vice
President of the National Associa
tion of Colored Graduate Nurses.
The course is designed to train
women as Nurses’ Aides and will
cover a seven week’s period with
practical work in the Baptist Hospit
al of this city.
The women are very enthusiastic
over the course. Many have enrolled
and are willing to serve as Red Cross
volunteers in case of a disaster, and
also on the home front when nurses
are needed elsewhere.
The course includes making beds,
setting up trays, taking temperature,
respiration and many other things.
This class is now being held at
the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at
Pearl and Poindexter streets. The
class members are: Mesdames
• Bennett, Mary Brown, Celeste Cham
bliss, Debora Ford, Annie Mae Hor
ton, Plummer, Bessie Robinson, Hat
tie Smith, Nancy Mae Terry, Anna
Slaughter, Marie Ford Frisco, Co
rine Jefferson Bracy, Maurine Pat
ton, Eliza J. Boykins, Ada Jones, Ar
chie Beatrice Hopkins, Lucile
Rhodes, Minnie Farish, Carrie Wini
fred Shepherd, Wilehmenia G. Samp
son, Mae Etta Collins, Joanna Eat
man, Cleo Harrington, Gladys Camp
bell, Virgie Harris Brumfield. M.
Ruth Goodwin, Geneva James, Flossie
B. Taylor, Lois Cotton, Gertrude Hart,
Two Alcorn Teachers
Inducted Into Army
Alcorn, Miss., August 15.—John
L. Stewart, Acting Director of the
Division of Arts and Sciences and
Instructor of Chemistry and Biology,
and Claiborne C. Craddock, Line
Coach of the Football Team and
Critic Teacher in the Laboratory
High School, Alcorn A. & M. College,
were inducted into the army on Au
gust 12. They are scheduled to re
port to Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,
Miss., at the end of their fourteen
day furlough.
Concert Artist
Muriel Rahn, brilliant young con
cert soprano of New York City,
signed a contract this week to appear
with the Chicago Symphony Orches
tra in the famous open air Grant
Park Concert series which are held
! during the summer months for music
lovers of the Windy City. Miss
Rahn thus, becomes the first Negro
1 artist to solo at the famous “Shell”
; which this summer has been the
scene of concerts by such famous
artists as Lily Pons, Grace Moore
and others.
This will mark the third appear
ance of the young singer in the city
of Chicago since last May. She has
I also been selected for the title role
i in the Bixet opera “Carmen” which
| is being readied for a New York
j opening by Oscar Hammerstein.
I “Carmen” will have an all Negro
cast and will not be “swung” or
! “jazzed.” It will have a late Fall
In the meantime the versatile
Miss Rahn who is also an excellent
j actress has signed a contract to por
tray an important dramatic role in
the forthcoming Alfred Lunt-Lynn
Fontanne play, “The Pirate,” to open
on Broadway in September. Last
| Jaunary, Miss Rahn became the first
j Negro singer to appear with an all
white opera company at Carnegie
Hall. She won the opportunity to
do so by competing and winning out
in an audition with more than 250
young white singers.
Miss Rahn was born in Boston and
i reared in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her
father, Cornelius Battey, was for
i years head of the Photographic di
vision of Tuskegee Institute. She is
a graduate of 8uskegee, Atlanta
University and the Conservatory of
Music of the University of Nebraska.
She is also a member of Delta Sigma
Theta. Sorority, and in private life is
the wife of Dick Campbell, noted act
or and director of the Rose McClen
don Players.
i ^|g I
Lovely baby Joyce Harvey, 2 year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar
Harvey, 123 Hamilton Street, who
won first prize in a Baby Contest
sponsored by the Progressive Youth
Circle of Central M. E. Church, Rev.
Kermit Campbell is presidene of
the Circle and bay Joyce was spon
sored by Misses Vera Inez Jones,
Vera Smith and Dorothy Oliver. Over
$23 was raised by the young contest
Trustee Board Set Up
For Negro Reform
Last week, Governor Paul Johnson
set up the board of trustees for the
Negro juvenile reformatory autho
rized by the 1942 legislature and
said plans were under way for con
structing buildings on the Oakley
farm, state owned tract in Hinds
He named as two of the appointive
members L. O. Crosby of Picayune,
for a two year term, and Aubrey H.
Bell of Greenwood, for four years.
One member remains to be appointed.
Ex-officio members are Penitentiary
Superintendent M. P. L. Love, acting
eleemosnary board chairman, Hugh
Wood and P. H. Easom, state director
of Negro Education.
Governor Johnson said materials
salvaged from the former State In
sane Asylum buildings would be used.
The legislature appropriated $60,009
for construction and $50,000 to ope
rate the institution for two years.
The act provided that Negro juve
nile delinquents might be committed
to the institution by any state court
of competent jurisdiction.
“Greatest Interdenominational Feature in the South”
SEPTEMBER 1-4, 1942
Waveland, Miss.
Dr. A. Clayton Powell, New York} Dr. Ralph
* A. Felton, Drew University; Dr. J. H. Jack
_ son, Chicago, 111; Bisjiop Robert E. Jones,
Host; Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, Washing
' ton, D.C.; Mrs. Jane S. Williams, Washington,
_ D.C.
Bishop S. L. Green,
President of the Minister*'
Dr. J. Oscar Lee,
e Virginia Union
*’ University
Dr. WilHam H. Bell,
President, Alcorn
A. M. College
Dr. John W. Kostin,
Pastor, Mt Vernon PI.
Methodist Church
Dr. Robt M. William*
Director of Confaranas,
Pastor, Asbury
Mathodlst Ohuroh
Inter-Denominational Ministers
Conference At Gulfside Sept. 14
World War Veterans
To Hold Meeting
August 27-28
The Afro-American World War
Veterans Association will convene in
its 32nd Annual State Convention at
Jackson, Miss., August 27-28, 1942.
Sessions will be held at Central M.
E. Church, N. Farish Street.
A large number of delegates from
many state posts will be in attend
ance. Meeting will be opened at 10
A. M., Thursday.
The annual parade will feature the
afternoon activities. Parade will
form on Commerce at Pearl at 2:30
P. M., headed by military troops from
the local air base and march on
Pearl to State, north on State to
Capitol, west on Capitol to Farish
and north on Farish to Central
Church. The parade will be conduct
ed by Comrade J. W. Vann, Adjutant
of R. L. Johnson Post, No. 1.
The local Boy Scouts will be in
the parade, the Woman’s Auxiliary
will also participate* in the parade.
All ex-service men, whether mem
bers of this organization or not are
urgently requested to attend the con
vention, as Mr. G. S. Vincent, Ser
vice Commissioner of the American
Legion has an important message she
wishes to deliver to them and to the
mothers and relatives of all men who
are now serving in the armed forces.
Mrs. W. D. Bradford will speak to
the public. Wm. Carter, State Ad
Married Men Expected
To Be Called Soon
In a recent address, Public Rela
tions Director, Ted Luther, speaking
at the 52nd annual reunion of Legion
of Valor members, said the nation’s
reservoir of 1-A men was “practical
ly exhausted” and that it would now
be necessary to obtain soldiers from
1-B and 3-A classes.
“The Selective Service Board is
most anxious to avoid breaking up
homes and families,” Luther said.
“But because of the few men in 1-B
classification and the smaller num
ber that canbe obtained from among
those reaching 20 years of age each
month it will be necessary to take
those with dependents.”
Luther said he believed the num
ber of dependents each man had
“might influence” the order in which
he would be called. He believed these
steps would be taken:
1. Men in 1-B (fit for limited ser
vice) would be reclassified and call
2. Married men without depend
ents would be called.
3. Married men with dependents
would be called.

No Segregation In Dept.
Of Justice Cafe
Acting Attorney General Charles
Shay today made the following state-'
ment regarding charges of discrimi
nation in the cafeteria of the De
partment of Justice Building in
“No employee is discriminated
against or segregated in the cafeteria
of the Department of Justice on ac
count of race, color, or creed. Pub
lished reports that Negrose are ex
cluded from the cafeteria are un
Educational Council
In Second Annual
According to an announcement
sent out by A. W. Wells, President
the second annual conference of the
Mississippi Educational Council and
a State-Wide Mass Meeting will be
held at Mt. Calvary Baptist church,
corner Lynch and Poindexter streets,
! Jackson, Miss., August 30 and 31st,
In the meeting which will open
Sunday morning * at 10 o’clock the
following subject will be seriously
considered: “Equal Educational Op
portimites for Negroes.”
The public is invited to this state
wide mass meeting.
A. W. Wells, President; Rev. P, W.
Whitfield, Secretary.
Bishop Robert E. Jones was special
lecturer at the Hampton Minister’s
Conference a few years ago. Then
and there he decided that the Negro
Ministers of the Southwest should
have a conference following the pat
tern of the Hampton Conference.
Having the facilities of Waveland,
Mississippi, where he purchased three
hundred acres of land on which stood
the old “Jackson House,” April, 1&23,
he immediately began looking for
someone to duplicate the Hampton
Conference at Gulfside.
At the New Orleans Area Council
Meeting last August, at Gulfside,
Rev. Robert Moten Williams, pastor
of Asbury Methodist Church, Wash
ington, D. C., was requested and
commissioned to launch the confer
ence. Dr. Williams was connected
With the Hampton Conference for
eighteen years, serving also as presi
Dr. Williams has succeeded in se
curing about 150 of the outstanding
Negro religious leaders in America
as sponsors of the conference. These
sponsors include nearly all of the
Negro college presidents of America,
and representatives of all denomina
The Hampton Ministers’ Confer
ence in its 29th Annual Meeting
June 1-5 voted its unanimous ap
proval of this conference at Gulfside
and pledged its full cooperation.
The officers of the Conference are
as follows: Bishop S. L. Green, who
is now presiding over the work of
his church in the states of Louisiana
and Mississippi. Bishop Green of the
A. M. E. Church is president. Bishop
Green began his career as pastor, he
served as president of a college of
his denomination^ for six years, he
was trustee of the same school for
four years, and as bishop of the A.
M. E. Church he has presided in
South America, West Indies, Tenn.,
Ark., Miss., and La. He is singular
in having been chosen to represent
his church at conferences at home
and abroad. At present he is work
ing for the unity of all Negro Meth
odist communions.
Tlie vice president are: Dr. J. C.
Austin, Chicago, 111.; Bishop W. M.
Y. Bell, of the C. M. E. Church;
Bishop M. W. Clair, of the Methodist
Church; Dr. D. V. Jemison, president
National Baptist Convention; Dr.
Mordecai Johnson, President, Howard
University; Bishop R. E. Jones, of
Che Methodist Church; Bishop L. H.
King, of the Methodist Church, Dr.
Benj. E. Mays, President Morehouse
College; Bishop C. L. Russell, of the
C. . E. Church; Bishop A. P. Shaw,
of the Methodist Church; Bishop
Benjamin G. Shaw, of the A. M. E.
rr nu_
ci, v>auiLii.
The Dean is: Dr. A. Walter Wil
liams, President, Natchez College,
Treasurer; Dr. H. T. Medford, Secre
tary foreign Missionary Board of the
A. M. E. Church.
Director: Dr. Robert Moten Wil
liams, Pastor, Asbury Methodist
Church, Washington, D. C.
Associate Director: Dr. J. Oscar
Lee, Virginia Union University,’
A most complete faculty has been
secured by the director which includes
Dr. A. Clayton Powell, pastor
Emeritus of the Abyssinian Baptist
Church of New York City, who will
conduct seminars on “The City
Church” and deliver several ad
dresses. Dr. Powell was awarded
the coveted Harmon Award, a few
years ago for having the best orga
nized church in America. He became
the nation’s No. 1 builder by pur
chasing a large piece of land in
1920 in Harlem, and erecting on it a
$334,000 Edifice and community
house. The institution • boasts of
having 13 full time workers and
part time workers. Dr. J. H. Jack
son, successor to the late Dr. L. K.
Williams, at Olivet Baptist church,
Chicago, 111., is a graduate of Jack
son College, Jackson, Miss. Colgate
Rochester Divinity School, and with
a M. A. degree from Creighton Uni
j versity, will deliver several addresses.
Dr. Jackson visited Africa in 1935
and made a survey of the mission
fields in several countries on the
West Coast. He visited the League
of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
when the Ethiopian question was be
■ fore the League. He also delivered
•the special Centenary address in
British Guiana, South America in
celebrating the 100 years of free-*
(Continued on back page)

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