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THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE
A NEWS SERVICE FOR MISSISSIPPI NEGROES Published Weekly At Jackson, Mississippi 143 E. Monument Street Willie J. MUier __I--._Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES ONE YEAB _$2.00 THREE MONTHS ...65e ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST TREASURE CHEST But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. — Matthew 5:44. THE DUTY OF CIVILIANS War is no longer a struggle between armed men. With the annihilation of time and space, we have foreshortened the world, and the front line trench > are just as liable to be in our cities and villages as on a far off battle front. This puts us all in the war—for civilian defense is as much an arm of our fighting forces as the army, navy or air corps Civilian defense does not signify that you have any right to protection. It means work for you, and me, and each and every one of us, no matter where we live, nor what our station in life, nor at what we toil—no matter what our class, race or creed. Civilian defense is self-preservation, pure and simple. The armed forces must be free to think only of the enemy. Civilians must be trained to look after themselves and not be spectators. They must not divert either supplies, time or energy from the main task of winning the war. There are certain simple rules to follow. First, coordinate your own household for defense. Be sure you have followed all your local defense board’s suggestions for black-outs and precautions against incendiary bombs, and that you know the basic rules for personal protection. Plan what you would do m an emergency and be prepared for it. Better a false alarm than unpreparedness. Know just what you and each member of your family is to do—and give them all, even the youngest, set tasks. Work is the greatest preventive of panic. Next, register for some specific job. Learn how to do it, and be ready to obey orders. This is not a time for heroics. Single handed heroism is fine, but a little careful cooperation is likely to be more efficient. Last, trust those in authority to tell you when an emergency arises. Don’t listen to or spread rumors. When the time of trial arises, do what you are told to do and keep cool. It’s like going up in an airplane_you have to do your worrying first, for worrying after you are up won’t do you any good there’s nothing you can do about it. We are now an island under siege and we must subordinate ourselves voluntarily to the -all out effort to win this war. Mississippi Enterprise Junior Idea Club Edited by Sister Dottye DEAR JUNIORS: This week, along with ten other young people from Jackson, I am at tending the Young People’s and the Young Adults’ Institute being held at the Gulfside Camp Grounds, at Waveland, Miss. We were sent here thru the efforts of Central M. E. Church and are having a wonderful time. We are learning so much abount Youth in the Christian World. My roommates are Jessie Mae Williams, Valeria and Ruth Cheat ham. Vera Smith, Margaret Brown, Vera Jones, Lorraine Scott and Polly are roommates. They live at one end of the hall and we are at the other end, and we keep the hall plen ty busy all the time. The food is delicious and every minute there’s something to do and learn. Wish all the Juniors were here. However, all this has not made me forget the club and most import ant, our picnic. As I told you a few weeks ago, plans have already begun for the biggest and best picnic in the history of the club. In next week’s paper, it is hoped that all these plans will be completd and I can give you the exact date and place of the big free picnic. I do hope that all the Juniors are having a pleasant and profitable va cation. Very truly yours, Sister Dottye (Dorothy Oliver) IN THE LETTER BOX 208 Midway Street, • Lincoln Addition. Dear Sister Dottye: I cannot tell you how much I en joy reading the Junior Page and the letters from the different members. I am a boy of twelve years of age. I like plenty of fun. My hobby is baseball, fishing, and I like to go on a pionic. You can see I am a fun box. Charles Price Thomas, Jr. ONE HUNDRED PER CENT I am not much in the line of verse, But I’m not the one to make the worse; I am 100%,’if'you, don’t believe me try, And you will be sure to find I will not lie. I wash' the dishes,! sweep the room. I’m 100%, write me a letter soon! Marion Talbert Thomas. 2216 Pleasant Avenue, Jackson, Miss. Dear Sister Dottye: I certainly did feel proud to see a comment on my last week’s letter. I am trying to do my best to get up a club in my neighborhood. My hobbies are: reading, writing letters and collecting poems, so you see I will be very proud to exchange poems and letters with any of our Junior Club members. Today I am sending a poem “The Love of America.” I hope you will find space to print it. I am looking forward to our Picnic. Bernice Perkins. 136 E. Monument St. Jackson, Miss. Dear Sister Dotty: I have been attending the summer school at Lanier High School taught by Miss Lula Mae Hopkins, and be cause we had a very good time every day, I am writing you about it. We went to school at 10 o’clock in the morning and were out at 12, The first day we talked and playec games. The second day we decided to make a city. The third day we named our city Childrenville, and named the things we were going tc have in it. We made up the follow ing song about Childrenville: Childrenville is a happycity, We are proud of it. We sing and play We eat and sleep, 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 We have good times in Childrenville. We built furniture for our houses and the teachers helped us to build a house. After this we decided to build an airport, a mess hall, a recre ation center, an administration build ing and a barrack. At the close of schoool we had a program and told the people about our city. The of ficers of the city were: Mayor, Addi son Perkins, Jr.; Chief of Police, William Harvey; Doctor, Sims Moore, Storekeeper, Dan Parker; Fireman, Roland Hayes Luckett; Manager of Playground, San Archie Goins; Sec retary of City, Ernestine Perkins. Some of the citizens were: Mary Eli zabeth Goins, Essie Lee McNeamer, Florence Pearl Perkins, Hilda Roe buck, Willie Mae Tillman, La Verne Parker, Hazel Ruth Moore, LaVoice Robinson, Caroline Blunt, Lorraine Osborne. Some visitors were Mrs. Goins, Ojettta Smithand Till Ruchess. Our Music teacher was Miss Man ning. We had a very nice time, and all of us learned many new things each day. Hope you are having a nice vacation. Very truly yours, William McNeamer Harvey. I __ | THE LOVE OF AMERICA Submitted by Bernice Perkins By some figure of destiny, I, and countless thousands like me Were born in America; knowing only contentment and bliss; And I humbly and gratefully thank God for this. ? I walk down a city street and see People, self-confident, because they are free. I stroll a country lane and feel Life radiant, pure and real; It’s great to be an American. When I see Old Glory waving on high A glorious profile against the sky, A flag a country patriots so fine. A tinge goes up and down my spine. I am proud to be an American In this time of war and strife, When hatred is threatening the life Of every person over sea, But can never endanger our liberty— I Thank God to be an American! SONGS JUNIORS SHOULD KNOW AMERICA My country ’tis of thee, Sweet land of Liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim’s pride, From every mountain side Let freedom ring! JUNIOR GOSSIP Say, Emma Wiggins, make up your mind who it is, Curtis Berry or Clem intine Moman. We wonder what tall good-looking James Golins and short, not-so-good looking E. J. Craine are doing in Chicago. We are wondering who Buster Banks and Joeo B. Smith are rushing since Lois Wilson and Gerald Keeler have been in Atlanta? We’ll soon find out. Is Surtis Moman still jiving around Lois Jones, or is she still jiving around with him. It seems that Eddie Anderson has com pletely faded out of the picture for Lois Jones since Dick Wilcox’s pic ture has been in it. J 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 Farlsh Street Jackson, Miss. Pert Paragraphs By J. H. COATES My trip thru Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi has led me to believe that this fall will be the most prosperous in the last decade. Observations of crops and reports from experts show indication of a banner crop year and prices will be very good for faVm products. Industry is in a humming whirl and jobs are plentiful. There will be several shortages of labor for crop gathering. Truly, in spite of the war, there will be reasons for a joyous Thanks giving day. Is our group capable of taking ad vantage of this prosperity? Back here in Mississippi, the land of my nativity, I am happy indeed. Beautiful, beautiful, Mississippi. Long may she live with forests abloom with Oleander, wisteria, dogwood and palmetto; yes, where hospitality al ways has been and always shall be supreme. If history lures you here is Vicks burg—the Gibraltar of the Confede racy. Jackson—named for Stonewall Jackson. Natchez, very historic, nestled quietly on the banks of and overlooking the Father of W; ters. The Gulf Coast, gay with I ^ats, beckons people of the world to ome and dump their troubles on the 'nilf waves, where they will be wafu away forever. Here the forests are hardly less plentiful with game than when the first huntsmen appeared with Babo and Desoto. Remember, Desoto was buried in the Mississippi River at Natchez. Mississ’ppi, Dear Old Mississippi, I salute you and your two and one half million noble citizens and may the Mississippi Enterprise continue to serve you all. WHILE IN CANTON VISIT JOE & LOVIE’S , PLACE Brightest Spot For Colored Between Memphis and Jackson 881 HICKORY STREET CANTON, MISS. JOE CATCHINGS, Prop. We Solve Your “WHERE TO GO PROBLEM” “Our Service is the Best, Our Food is too. 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