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__ FOOD FOR VICTORY FAIR OPENS ARGRST 31
I=l THE MISS1SS >PI ENTERPRISE Jr VOL 4—NO. 28 SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1942 --price 5 CENTS 1 Interest Grows As Date For Mammoth Exhibition of Foods Draws Near l ne Food For Victory Fair Asso ciation, Inc., is putting forth every effort to make Che Food For Free dom Exhibition the greatest demon stration of its kind ever staged in the state. A special committee has been appointed to work in conjunc tion with the Directors of the Asso ciation in order to touch the house wives and farmers of Rankin, Madi son, Hinds and Scott Counties there by assuring a larger collection of the vital foods to be placed on ex hibition. FOOD WILL HELP WIN Without the growing and preserv ing of the vital foods we cannot ex pect to win the war. To this end, the entire staff of officials are hop ing to focus this point through the many demonstrations, lectures and moving pictures, which will be open to the public each day, beginning Monday, August 31, and ending Sep tember 6th. The committee wishes to further announce that there will be no charge at the gate or fee to view the exhibits from day to da. FAIR GROUNDS OPEN 2 P. M. The grounds will be open to the public at 2 o’clock, P. • M., each day. The Fair Grounds are located in East Jackson, off Highwty 80 about two blocks north. The newly built Rankin Auditorium on the same ground will be used for the demon strations. The building is owned and operated by the Association and has a capacity of 3000 persons. MANY NOTABLES TO ATEND The program offered will be full with notable speakers of authority in government and state and every minute will be of interst to the vis itors between the hours of 2 P. M. and 8 P. M., daily. Principal speaker for Educational Day will be the well-known educator, Laurence C. Jones, founder and presi dent of Piney Woods Country Life School. With Principal Jones m this day will be his famous All-Girl Or chestra, The Rays of Rhyth. These famous muscians will also be at the Fair on Saturday, Septemoer 5 The program is as follows: Food Day, Health Day, Conserva tion Day. School tion Day, School Day, Fratenral Day. FREE ENTERTAINMENT The Committe has under contract the famous Gentry & Sparks Carni val, which concession has a number of wonderful rides, whips, and hobby horses, Merry-Go-Rounds, etc. The show is owned by a Misussippian and is clean ir_ every respect. Plen ty of fun for the kiddies. Jackson Man Killed On Fannin Road Funeral services were held Thurs day, August 27, at Pleasant Green Church, near Clinton, for Namon Hullett, 107 Riggin Street, who was shot tc death early Monday morning " over on the Fannin Road. At this writing, nothing definite has been learned by this paper as to the cause of the shooting, although it has been learned that Virden Mc Alpin, of Florence, who was said to have killed the Hullett man, had giv en himself up to Brandon authorities. Mr. Hullett was the son of Mrs. Mariah Hullett and lived with his wife and children at the above address. He was an employee at Kenningtons, working in his profes sion as cook in the tea room at the uptown store. He seemd to have been a favorite with the Kenningtons and those persons with whom he worked. He is survived by several brothers and sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. The accused slayer, Virden McAl pin, is a native of Florence, Miss., and the son of Mr. John McAlpin, Topps Street. He was formerly employed at the R. H. Green Whole sale company, but recently went back to his farming in Rankin County. From information received, he too, was well liked by both white and colored in his community. No motive for the.. shooting was given to this reporter. *_• Mrs. Lula Graves, prominent wo man of' Rankin County, who has been chosen as General Chairman of the Citizen’s Commit.ee for the Food For Victory Exhibition, which will be held at the Rankin County Audi torium, beginning .Monday, August 31, lasting thrir Sept. 6. -1-£ Ferguson Clothing Store Opened On j Thursday In a continuous effort to serve j the thousands of Negroes^ who have j helped to build his business! Mr. But ler of the* Ferguson Enterprises, has again ventured into a new field and is now offering to Jackson one of the largest and best stocked CLOTHING STORES in the state. As owner of the Ferguson Furni ture Store, this fine friend of the Negro has done everything possible to show us that our patronage is ap preciated. He has showed us this in the only way possible—by advertising in our newspapers, by contributing generously to our churches, our or ganizations, our schools; by being the largest single contributor to our Christmas Cheer Club each year and by giving, whenever possible, employment to Negores. Located in the heart of the Negro district of Jackson, the Ferguson Cash Annex, the Ferguson Furniture Store and the Ferguson Grocery Store are daily rendering an unesti mof o V\ln clamitIoa 4- \T ^ A a. U.. viding them with an opportunity to buy food and furniture at prices that are in line with their incomes. Now—The Ferguson Clothing Store . . . where will be' found a com plete line of quality clothing for the entire family. And, as always, the manager has stocked only the best. But, because he is still attempting to help his Negro customers, the best will be sold at the lowest possible prices. Don’t fail to visit the New Fer guson Clothing Store, located on the corner of North Farish and Amite Streets. The Home of High Val ues. Low Prices and Courteous Ser vice. Jackson College To Share In State Funds Allotment Among the three state schools that the State Building Commission allocated funds last week for reno vation and repairs was Jackson Col lege, the amount given this four year college being $25,000 for the building of additional facilities. Governor Johnson said the com mission was informed the $25,000 allocation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Rosenwald Fund, and the General Education Board, making a total of $75,000 available for the work. % Members of the commission said the sum would enable the beginning of a long range program of im provements at the school. A recent Rhode Island salvage drive netted everything from a steam roller to a broken pinball machine. ANNOUNCEMENT TELLS OF MARRIAGE WHICH UNITED TWO PROMINENT STATE FAMILIES Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, whose marriage, which tool? place Sunday, April 5, 1942, was revealed at a brilliant reception given by the bride’s family Sunday, August 16. Details of reception told on inside page. JACKSON NEGRO C. OF C. ENDORSE NATIONAL SCRAP CAMPAIGN By DR. C. L. BARNES On Monday, August 24, at 2:30 , P. M., a meeting was held in the ! Assembly Room of the Jackson | Chamber of Commerce under the di i rection 'of the Salvage for Victory 1 Committee, headed by Mr. W. S. Brown. The purpose ^of this meeting , was to consider how to get the last available scrap iron and rubber into the hands of the government of the United States of America as quickly as possible. At this meeting the city of Jack son was represented by Mayor Scott and a host of representatives from the white civic and social organiza tions of the city, as well as Dr. C. L. Barnes and Rev. A. L. Holland, who represented the Jackson Negro Chamber of Commerce and the Min isters Union. It was agreed by voice vote that the original organizations which conducted the first campaign for the same purpose in May would carry on the present campaign. WHY SHOULD YOU AS NEGROES BE INTERESTED? * This question is merely asked to forcefully call your attention to the fact that scrap iron constitutes al most 50 per cent of the contents of every finished product that is being used on the battle fronts to defeat the enemies of the United Nations, who are fighting for their very ex istence against the mostf efficient and best equipped nations in military his tory. Today, these enemy countries have within their possession 90 per cent of the raw rubber of the world. An army cannot function today with TOUGALOO HAS | VARIED ACTIVITY I PROGRAM | - At Tougaloo every student has an opportunity to take part in some group activity which gives an op portunity for expression and the de velopment of leadership. Through music, debating, and the social clubs, the young people get leisure time contacts which help them to become adept in the social graces. The Robeson Dramatic Club serves to supplement the class room by pre out vast stores of rubber for me chanical armies such as we are now building. Every pound of scrap rub ber of whatever kind or age can be used and is being asked for by our government. Unless the amount needed is found and delivered quick ly, the war will be prolonged and many thousands of lives lost. To win we must equip our army to meet the enemy on an equal- basis of prepar edness. » We who have friends or relatives in the army want to know that he has the best possible chance to sur vive the ordeals of front line battles and return home again to his loved ones. Could you feel respectable to meet such a soldier on his return, if you had refused to do the things most needed to protect him while in battle? Too, if the war is lost, be cause the American people fail to arouse themselves to a real sense of responsible exertion and self-sacri fice, we will -all face a future that will only mean prolonged, wretched existence when death will be much preferred by every American who is fit to be called an American. Our government and all its peoples will then be slaves to the death will of Hitler and To jo. Let us work for victory with all our might by starting August 31, and work as never before until Sep tember 5th in this campaign for col lecting scrap iron and scrap rubber. In so doing, we shall greatly con tribute to the need of our govern ment in an hour of crisis. senung piays mat give experiences in stagecraft and dramatic art. The co-recreational program of the college enables young men and young women to become accustomed to playing together correctly and with out self-consciousness. The physical education program is noted for giving wholesome emotional experiences and in developing interest in keeping fit, in the play spirit, and a devotion to team work. This varied program of Tougaloo is contributing much in helping our young people to keep physically and mentally fit in these critical days. Newspaper To Entertain Young Folk; Free Entertainment At Willowbrook WPA Center, Crowd Expected Dr. L. A. Smith, prominent phy sician-surgeon of the city, who is Chairman of the Health Day Program to be rendered at the Food-For-Vie tory Exhibition to be held at the Ran kin County Auditorium, beginning Monday, August 31, lasting thru Sep tember 6. Director Edwards Gives IJSO Activities The following announcement con cerning USO activities to be held at the temporary USO Center, located».in the Crystal Palace Ballroom has! been made by the USO Entertain--! ment Committee, T. B. Ellis, Chair- i man: Saturday, August 29—Dance, spon sored by USO Entertainment Com mittee at Crystal Palace, for Soldiers and their company. Sunday, August 30—Ten sojdiers to be invited into Jackson homes, sponsored by B. & P. W. C. Monday, August 31—Game night, at Crystal Palace for all soldiers and company. Tuesday, Sept. 1—Soft Ball Game, Jackson College Diamond, Soldiers vs. Brown Bombers. Wednesday, Sept. 2—Dancing class, Crystal Palace for all soldiers and company. Thursday, Sept. 3—Picnic, sponsor ed by WPA Recreation Director, and Mississippi Enterprise, Willowbrook Center, at Elks Rest. For all sol diers and company. Friday, Sept. 4—Games at USO iux an auiuiera. Saturday, Sept. 5—Dance, USO Center for all soldiers. Sunday, Sept. 6—Open House, at USO CENTER, Crystal Palce, from I 4 to 8. General publis invited to come and I see temporary quarters for the Jack-! son USO Center. Churches, clubs and organizations wishing Jjp sponsor affairs for sol- ! diers are asked to get in touch with USO Director, George Edwards, at USO Center at Crystal Palace. Thirty-Four Negro Pilots Qualify Washington, D. C.—Thirty-four Negro pilots have finished training for the Army Air Forces, and seventy three more are undergoing courses, Lieut. Gen. Henry H. Arnold made known this week. The necessary ground personnel is also being train ed for this first All Negro squadron. General Arnold said. This first squadron is in the nature of an ex periment to determine the number of squadrons to establish. Negro employment is steadily ris ing at the Seattle Tacoma Shipbuild ing Company. Three hundred and fifty Negroes were working there last week as compared to 150 in April, 1942. — Thirty-three Negro janitors were j transferred to production jobs at Consolidated Aircraft; in California last week. The mount for a 5-inch anti-air- j craft gun weighs about 24 tons, con tains 2,700 different parts. x EVERYBODY, all members of the Mississippi Enterprise Junior Idea Club, Newsboys, boys and girls of recreation centers, Sunday Schools, and the Boy Scouts, all young folk are invited to take part in the 2nd annual Mississippi Enterprise Free Picnic, to be given this year at the Willowbrook WPA Recreation Cen ter, located on the grounds of the Elk s Rest, Erie Street, directly in front of the Mary Jones School. The Picnic, will begin around 11:00 o’clock, Thursday, September 3, 1942, and all children wishing to take ad vantage of the Free Transportation that will be furnished by the paper are asked Jo be at the office of the Mississippi Enterprise, 143 E. Mon ument Street not later than 1:00 o’clock Thursday morning. An abundance of refreshments will be provided by the paper and coop erating merchants and citizens and will be distributed free to all chil dren who attend the picnic. RE FRESHMENT TICKETS WILL AP PEAR ELSEWHERE in this paper and will be given out everyday next week to any child who comes to the omce or me paper. Children who find it impossible to come to the office of the Mississippi Enterprise and wish to come out to the picnic only in the afternoon are instructed to catch No. 5 bus, get off at the corner of Bailey Avenue and Erie Street, then walk west to the Willowbrook Center. Last year the picnic was given at the Negro Fair Grounds. Each year the. place of the picnic is changed in an effort to give children in every section of the city a chance to at tend. Members of the city recreation de partment have been asked to coope rate in planning a well balanced re creation program which will include competitive contests, in which prizes will be awarded winners of the sever al events. Mrs. Z. A. Moman and Mrs. Alice Lattimore of the WPA Recreation Departments of the city have pledged their support "and will be on hand to supervise and see that full protection is given all chil dren who attend. Soldiers at the Jackson Air Base will be extended a speciar invitation and one of the featured attractions of the affair will be the Soft Ball Game between the soldiers and a lo PqI f oq m • Free lemonade, ice water, cakes and candy will be given away, but those children who wish to make it an all day picnicE can bring their own lunches and baskets. Many older boys and girls are ex pected to be on hand in the late af ternoon to help entertain the soldiers. DON’T FORGET THE BIG FREE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE PIC NIC, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1942. BUS TO LEAVE THE OF FICE OF THE PAPER, 143 F. Mon ument Street, at 11:00. E. F. Young, Jr. Attends National Confab in Tampa, Fla. Mr. E. F. Young, Jr., manufactur er of that famous line of Toilet preparations attended the National Beauty Culturist League which met in Tampa, Florida, August 11-15. Mr. Young most capably represented not only his line of cosmetics but the State of Mississippi as a whole. He was the only Mississippi manufact urer to attend this meeting of beau ticians. Mr. Young was chosen among the celebrites as a juldge of the National Hair Styles which were featured as a floor show. Despite the struggle for Victory, he reports that the meeting was well attended and that the E. F. YOUNG, JR., PRODUCTS are still on the lips of every one from Maine to California, and reports as having a very enjoya ble trip. Dallas, Tex., has turned over 2,000 pounds ,of defective scales to the scrap metal campaign.