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VOL. 4. NO. 29
Miss. Enterprise-Merchants Entertain
Children At Third Aunual Picnic
Willowbrook WPA
Center Scene
of Picnic
On Thursday, September 3, with the
cooperation of the merchants of the
city, the leaders of the Willowbrook
Recreation Center, this paper was
host to 400 or more children who
came out to enjoy the 3rd Annual
Picnic given for its newsboys, the
Junior Idea Club members, Boy
Scouts and all children of Jackson.
Without a doubt this picnic sur
passed the one last year in every
At 11:00 A. M. a large crowd of
children gathered at the office of
The Mississippi Enterprise on Mon
ument Street and were transported,
free of charge to the Willowbrook
Center, Mrs. Ruth Dease, recreation
leader. Throughout the day, every
thing was done by representatives
of the paper,- Mrs. Dease, Mrs. Mo
man, Recreation Supervisor and Mrs.
Lattimore, WPA Music Director, to
entertain and refresh the large
crowd that came on the grounds at
different intervals.
Refreshments were served through
out the day. Games were conducted
by Mesdames Dease, and Moman.
Mrs. Cicero Jones, popular ma
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at the Center, assisting in serving
and entertaining the young guests.
The management of the paper
wishes to express sincere thanks to
the following persons and businesses
who contributed in anyway to the
success of the picnic: The Willow
brook WPA Center for the privilege
of having the picnic on the grounds
and the fine spirit of cooperation
given by the leaders and the chil
dren who attend the Center regularly;
Mississippi Power & Light Compa
ny; The Vogue; A Friend: Mer
chants Co.; Albritton Ice Cream Co;
Crescent Laundry; Pete’s Ice Co.;
Frozen Deligths; Thornton Drug
* Co., Inc.; I. S. Barnes, Inc.; Great
M Store; Barqs Bottling Co.; Alamo
Plaza; Dixie Cookie Co; Lane’s
Creamery; Culley Cleaners; Brad
ley’s Service Station; Moore-Reid
Lumber Co.; Delta Cotton Oil &
Fertilizer Co.; Liberty Cash Store;
Premier Printing Co.; Automotive
Service Co.; McKesson & Ribbons,
Inc.; H. W. Lay & Co.; New Deal |
Grocery, 702 N. Farish St.; Am
mons Drug Store; Graves Poultry |
Market; Barrett’s Baking Co.; Buck
eye Cotton Oil Co.; McCarty-Hol
man Co.; Caar-Williams Tobacco Co.;
Rathborne, Ridgway Co.; Joe Greco;
Dr. Harry Watson; Trayler Drug
Store; City Furniture Co.; Capital
Printing Co.; C. J. Roberts; Jones
Pharmacy; Lynch Street Grocery &
Market; Re-Nu Shoe Rebuilder; Al
bert’s Grocery; B-Z Watch Shop;
Kolbs Cleaners: Wilsnn-Gever Gn •
Velansky The Tailor; S. P. McRae
Co.; Western Auto Associate Store;
Smith’s Music Store; Dime & Dollar
Store; Ferguson Cash Grocery; Fer
guson Furniture Store; Downtown
Service Station; H. A. Phillips, Dixie
Furniture Co.; McMurry Furniture
To all these persons we express
our thanks. With their support we
hope to give the children of Jack
son a tfigger and better picnic next
year. _
Julius Cakah, 65, pushed 150
pounds of scrap five miles on a
wheelbarrow into Hemlock, Mich., to
help the metal salvage drive.
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Highlights W P A
Mrs. Elizabeth Moman, Director
The week’s activities began with
religious services at the Air Base
Sunday morning with special num
bers from Sergeant Coleman of the
6th Aviation Squadron. Tuesday
night was regular game night, with
Bridge, Whist, Pokeno, Bingo and
music. On Wednesday night, Mrs.
Alice Lattimore had charge of the
musical program at the Air Base
with selections from the various
civilian young people and at this
time music for the Sunday’s service
was also selected.
On Friday afternoon, the cheduled
outing at Piney Woods School was
enjoyed by on? hundred forty service
men and forty young ladies, who
made up a convoy of eleven trucks
that left Jackson at 5:30 and arriv
ed on the Piney Woods campus at
7:00. This group was welcomed by
Prof. Laurence C. Jones, president
and founder of ttie Country Life
School, Mr. Dishman and other mem
bers of the faculty. After making
a tour of the grounds, lake and
beautiful rock garden, everyone was I
served delicious punch and a variety
or cookies.
Climaxing the evening of pleasure,
the soldiers and their guests gather
ed in the school’s auditorium to lis
ten to music by the Rays of Rhythm,
the sensational All-Girl’s Orchestra
and to hear interesting remarks
made by Prof. Jones on the history |
of the school and by Mr. Plummer |
the school's artist who displayed a
fine selection of pictures, scenes !
from many foreign countries through
which he has traveled. After expres
sions from Mrs. E. Moman, Mrs. R.
Dease and Mrs. Latimore of the WPA |
Recreation and from members of the
6th Aviation Squadron, the convoy
headed for home at 10::30. A per
fect evening was enjoyed by all and
nothing happened to mar the pleas- !
Sunday afternoon, from 4 to 6 was
Music Hour at the base and a spe
cial program was presented by
Misses Eelizabeth Buchanan, Ma
tilda Henderson, Marie Cade and a
selection from Pearl Street Church
Choir, members, Mrs. Thelma Jones
and Miss Hattie Roseman. Prof.
E. C. Morton gave a vocal selection,
all of which was enjoyed by the
men present. This feature is a regu
lar item in the schedule for the sol
diers at the Air Base. Mrs. Alice
Latimore is in charge.
The WPA Recreation Playgrounds
celebrated their Annual Play Day
with the Mississippi Enterprise’s An
nual Kiddie Picnic, at the Willow
Brook Center, Thursday. Games and
contests of all kinds were enloved.
Davis Brothers, Gospel
Singers To Be At
Morning Star
Lovers of Gospel music and admir
ers of the Davis Brothers, the na
tionally famous gospel singers from
Memphis, Tennessee, will be happy
to know that they will render a
program at Morning Star Baptist
Church, Sunday night, September 6.
1942, to which the public is invited.
The Davis Brothers need no intro
duction to the people of Jackson, for
during their stay here last summer,
they endeared themselves to all per
sons who enjoy gospel singing. They
rendered programs at many of the
churches of the city and were able
to bring spiritual as well as finan
cial help to all the churches where
they appeared.
The Davis Brothers are now con
ducting a week’s singing service at
Edwards, Miss., and will render this
program at Morning Star Sunday
night, einroute to Memphis, Tennes
see and the National Baptist Con
Don’t fail to hear the Davis Broth
ers atv the Morning Star Baptist
Church, Rev. Lott, Pastor, Sunday
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Did you know that: One old flat- :
iron will provide enough scrap iron
to manke four hand grenades? ]
New Advertising
Thomas Earl Porter, who this week
became Advertising Manager of The
Mississippi Enterprise.
Mr. Porter, while in High School,
began working with the paper as a
carrier. Being industrious and desir
ing to better his condition, he took
some special training in salesmanship
and by the time he had completed
his college work in June, 1942, he
had worked himself up high in the
advertising department of the En
terprise, and last week was promoted
to the position of Advertising Manag
er. >
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Asberry
Porter of Morehead, this young man
is a native Mississippian having
been born in Greenwood, Miss.
His early education was obtained
in the public schools of Itta Bena,
Morehead and Doddsville, where he
was very outstanding for his ability
to preach, act, debate and excell in
his studies. During this time he also
took an active part in all school
athletics and was made All-Delta
guard in basketbaal and football
while at Doddsville for two seasons.
In 1937 Porter entered Campbell
College. Here he made Little All
American in the Mississippi Enter
prise and the Nashville Defender in
1940. In 1941 he was co-captain of
the Campbell College Trojans and
played headup football in every game.
Throughout the four years he was
manager of his class.
Mr. Porter is married to the for
mer Miss Mary Lillian Ford and is
the father of two children. He
lives with his family on Hickory
St., Jackson, Miss. —
Did you know that: In 1940 the
American wage earner lost an aver
age of 10 working days through
sickness and accidents?
Will Conduct Revival
At Pratt
Rev. W. H. Blackman, pastor of
Pratt’s Memorial Methodist church,
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announces that revival services will
begin this Sunday, September the
6th, at the eleven o’clock hour.
He stated that in time like these
everyone needed to get closer to God,
saints and sinners, and in joining
hands in a spiritual effort in mes
sages, prayers ad songs will event
ually lead the world out of this crisis,
if we will but have faith and trust
in God.
The Rev. W. Scott*- Chinn, D. D., j
of New Orleans, Louisiana, who is
one of the most outstanding and *
popular evangelists in the pulpit to- |
day will conduct the revival. He will
bring with him his Gospel singer
will add much to the religious ser
Dr. Chinn, is District Superin- '
lendent of the Baton Rouge District
of the Methodist church.
The public is cordially invited to j
attend these services.
Mrs. M. A. Berry, Reporter
The Springfield Missionary Bap- ;
tist church will begin their revival
on the 13th of September. Rev.
Johnson will be the principal speak
er. We are extending this invitation
to one and all.
Miss Helen Louise Smith spent
the weekend in the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Bell and
while here she visited her aunt, of
Terry, and had the opportunity of
being with one of her friends, Miss
Mildred Taylor of the same city. She
reports a most enjoyable visit.
Messrs. Louis
Messrs. Louis Preston Bell, Thelma
Willis and James Punchess, all of
Crystal Springs, are spending two
weeks in Inverness. We wish for
them a pleasant visit.
Street Dance Features Sale Of War
Stamps And Bonds Thursday Sept 10
Freshmen Week
Begins At Alcorn
Sept. 10-12
The following announcement of
activities for Freshmen who will at
tend Alcorn A. & M. College during
the school year, 1942-43 has been
Thursday, September 10.
11:00 General Assembly, Chapel
(Instructions and announcements.)
11:30—Physical Examination for
11:30—Musical Detection for Wo
men, Chapel.
1:30—Test: Good Manners, Li
2:30—English Placement Test, Li
4:45—Informal Games, Athletic
Field, All.
7:30—Physical Examination for
Women, Infirmary.
7:30^-Meeting. with Dean of Men,
8:30—Physical Examination for
Men, Infirmary.
8:30—Meeting with Dean of Wo
men, Harmon Hall.
Friday, September 11.
8:15—General Assembly, Chapel,
Welcome, President Bell.
9:00—Natrual Science Placement
Test, Library.
10:00 — Mathematics Placement,
11:00—Library Tour.
1:30—Lecture, Dining Hall, Dieti
tian and Home Economics Staff.
2:30—Social Science JUfcCetnent
5:15—Informal Tea, Dining Hall,
All Divisions.
7:30—Musical Detection for Men,
7:30—Physical Examination for
Women, Infirmary.
8:30—Physical Examination for
Women, Infirmary.
Saturday, September 12.
8:30—General Assembly, Chapel,
Short Talks.
(a) College Spirit and Tradi
tions, Mr. W. A. Flowers.
(b) “A Freshman’s Reflections
on Religion,” Rev. Samuel W. Wil
liams, Chaplain.
Special music.
(c) Study and Academic Achieve
ment—Mrs. Ruby Stutts Lyells.
(d) Campus Social Life, Mrs. C.
C. Craddock.
(e) ) Athletic Department.
Special music.
10:00—Registration of all Fresh
1:30—Registration of Freshmen
Now that he has learned to fly
pursuit ships, Second Lieutenant Mac
Ross takes up another* phase of Ar
my life. He is now commanding
officer for one of the new pursuit
squadrons at the Tuskegee Army
Plying School.
Although he is onlfr 25, this officer
ike other graduate pilots of the Ar
my Air Forces, learns there are oth
er duties besides flying P-40’s. So
this graduate of West Virginia Col
lege Ifas been assigned his new job
“in addition to other duties.” That
last phrase means that he still flies
so many hours every day, instructing
cadets in the basic stage.
Yes, Tuskegee Army Flying school
not only trains them how to fly but
also is training these same yoling
pilots how to handle squadrons of
men—all a part of the rigid training
which is fast whipping them into com
bat units.
Lt. Ross calls Dayton, Ohio, his
home town. His residence is at 955
Card Avenue.
In a setting that will rival the gay
secenes usually found in New Or
leans during the Carnival Season,
dance lovers of Jackson will have
an opportunity to enjoy for the first
time a Street Dance, the affair being
the first in a series to be sponsored
by the Committee for Stamps and
Bonds sold in Theatre Groups, Mr,
Arthur Lehman of the Alamo and
Booker T. Theatres, chairman.
The “Dance A Stamp Stomp” was
named by the originate r of the idea,
Mr. Leroy Jackson of the Alamo
Theatre, will without a doubt excell
anything that Jacksonians have ever
witnessed in merriment and enjoy
i ment. Already many clubs and or
ganizatiosnn have begun to make up
parties to attend.
The management of the Alamo and
Booker T. Theatres have spared no
pains in outlining a program for the
evening that will appeal to every per
son in attendance, whether he is a
dance or music lover or just a spec
tator. Eight hostesses and hosts
will sell stamps and see that a grand
time is had by all. Mr. T. B. Ellis of
Jackson Collie, will conduct Folk
Dances in which the crowd will join.
Special music for “Dance A Stamp
Stomp’’ will be furnished by a popu
lar local orchestra and the famous
orchestra from Piney Woods Coun
try Life School.
Since the purpose of the dance is
to promote the sales of War Bonds
and Stamps, a 25c War Stamp will
be the price of admission to the dance
which will be held in the streets in
front of the Alamo Theatre on Amite
Street, an ample space being block
ed off for the affair.
This is an of >A! t) or Negroes
of Jackson to do their share in buy
ing their quota of War Bondrf and
Remember the “Dance A Stamp
Stomp’’ in front of Alamo Theatre,
Sept. 10.
Admission, one 25c War Saving
The general public is cordially in
Federal Works Agency
Employs Large Number
Of Negroes
Four thousand three hundred $nd
ninety-six Negroes are employed by
the Federal Works Agency, it was
disclosed today by Brigadier-Gener
al Philip B. Fleming, Federal Works
This total includes the department
and field staff of the Office of the
Administrator, Public Buildings Ad
ministration, Public Roads Adminis
tration and Public Works Adminis
tration. It includes the departmental
staff only of the Public Works Ad
m ini of rofinn
In May, 1940, when a similar re
port was prepared, there were 3,442
Negro employees of nearly 1,000 Ne
gro employees.
PBA, with 4,183 Negro employees
is by far the largest employer of
Negroes in the Federal Works Agen
cy. They are employed in the ope
ration and maintenance of public
buildings. Most of them are custod
ial workers, elevator operators and
guards. The number of guards has
increased from less than 100 to 700
in the past two years. Within the
past year there has also been a sig
nificant increase in the number of
Negro junior foreman, skilled work
ers and elevator starters and super
Numerous stenographers, typists,
statistical clerks, clerks and mes
sengers are employed throughout the
various agincies.
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All of mmbers of the Jackson Ne
gro Chamber of Commerce are re
quested to be present at a meeting,
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 P. M. at
115 Ms N. Farish St.
1:30—Registration of all old stu
dent^ and football men on campus.
8:30—Freshmen reception, prac
tice echoed.
Sunday, September IS.
10:00—Sunday School.
4:00—Campus tour. _m>

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