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VOL. 4-NO. 31 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS OUR BOYS IN THE ARMED FORCES Lamar Ward, well known Jack sonian was sworn into the U. S. Army September 10th at Camp Shel by, and has returned to his home on a 14 day furlough. Pvt. Ward lives with his sisters, Mrs. Alberta Wil liams and Airs. Lucile Coleman at 109 Riggins street. He is expected to return to Camp Shelby on Septem ber 24th. After graduating from Plney Wood Junior College in 1938, Mr. Ward went immediately to Ft. McClenlan, Anniston, Ala., as a signal re.dio op erator in a civilian basis. He re mained there for two years. He was employed as a mail checker at the Jackson Airport when he was induct ed into thearmy. In a recent inter view, Mr. Ward told this reporter that ‘‘I hate to leave my many rela tives and friends p.nd especially my sweetheart, Aleane Brown, but since I have to &•; I shall do my best” He also added that a number of the boys who were examined on Septem ber 9th, were boys he knew. We of this office were especially • proud to have a card from Cpl. E. L. Etuckey, who is stationed at Camp Rucker, Ala. Corporal Stuckey is the son of Mrs. Beatrice Stuckey, of Gallatin street. Off to the Marines this week was C. D. Brown, son of Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Brown, Cohea street. A gradu ate of Lanier High School, young Brown enlisted with the Marines sev eral months ago. Negro Homes Among First To Receive V-Home Certificates Early returns from OCD’s nation wide V-Home survey shhow many Negro homes among the first to receive the V-Home certificate, in dicating all-out participation in the war effort and necessary precautions against air raids, the Office of Civi lian Defense announced today. In Washington, D. C., Negro air raid wardens awaited the start of the campaign on Sept. 15 with list of Negro homes which had already been inspected and found to qualify for the V-Home award. This is a V-Home: We in this home are fighting. We know' this war will be easy to lose and hard to win. We mean to win it. Therefore, we solemnly pledge all our energies and all our resources to the fight for freedom and against facism. We serve notice to all that we are personally carrying the fight to the enemy in these ways: 1. This home follows the inspec tions of its air raid warden, in or der to protect itself against attack by air. 2. This home conserves food, cloth ing, transportation, and health, in order to hasten an increasing flow’ of war materials to our men at the front. a. mis nome salvages essenuai ma terials, in order that they may be converted to immeriate war uses. 4. This home refuses to spread rumors designed to divide our na tion. 5. This home buys War Savings Bonds regularly. We are doing these things because we know we must to WIN THIS WAR. Emergency Training Course At Mount Helm Baptist Church “The Emergency Training Course” will begin at Mt. Helm this week at 8:00 P. M., for the scqut leaders. An appeal had gone out previous to this time for at least fifty men to take this training which will be taught one night each week for two hours. Ten hours are required for “Specialization certificates.” Mr. C. W. Owens was appointed to head a committee on Attendance and Ihe ak-iictd that each man bring another man. This course is being trained by the local boy scout council, and scout leaders who take it will be expected to take the training to the boys of their troops from week to week. Five of the eighteen Negro Officer Candidates of the Chemical Warfare School at Edgewood Arsenal, Mary land, are shown at the retreat gun. Frof left to right are: David H. Tay- I lor, a student at Tennessee State | College, who lives at 431 Vance Street, Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of the 9th class. James K. Boyd, 611 St. Joseph Street, Durham, North Carolina was a boys’ worker in a Philadelphia Settlement House. He did graduate work in zoology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the 9th class. Joseph L. Davis, a teacher of dental mechanics is a member of the 9th class. His home is 913 6th Avenue, Columbus, j ; Georgia, and he is a graduate of j Paine College. Lee C. Brotherton, an 1 insurance auditor, lives at 6926 Ed wards Avenue, Dallas, Texas. He is in the 10th class and graduated from : Prairie View college. A graduate of i the Institute of Manual Arts in San j Antonio, E. L. Payne, of the 7th class lives at 714 Hackberry Street, San Antonio, Texas. LEWIS AND CONN TO MEET OCT. 12 New York...(Calvin’s News Service)... At long last, the green signal has been flashed and the afternoon of October 12th, Sgt. Joe Louis Harrow and Jvt Bill Conn, both members of the United States Army Forces will meet in a fifteen round bout with the Brown Bomber's heavy weight championship at stake. The War Dept, in announcing the bout on Tuesday, revealed that Mike Jacobs, had been designated as the promoter for the venture with a crew of sport writers headed by veteran Grantland Rice as assistants. Dan Burley, sports editor of the N. Y. Amsterdam-Star News, represents the Negro Press. All proceeds from the show has been ear-marked for the Army Emergency Relief Fund with no privaet interests participating in any portion of the net receipts. Both Louis and Conn will be fighting “for free.” The October 12th bout will mark the second meeting between this pair. On June lt8h, 1941, at the Polo Grounds, Conn came within an ace of lifting Louis’ laurels. In the 13th round of the fracas however, Louis unleashed his heavy artillery and the game Pittsburgh battler was looking up at the stars from the canvas while the referee went about his business nf trUlint* riff th*» fatal t*»n count Since that time, Louis has face dtwo opponents, with disastrous ! results to both. He belted out Buddy | Baer in one stanza and starched | ponderous Abe Simon in six frames. Louis, who is stationed at Fort I Riley, Kansas, reported that he was in excellent condition although he was 12 pounds overweight. "That's , natural,’* he reported, "since I always ; put on about 10 pounds when I am I not in training." Piney Woods Girls Play For “Stamp A Stomp Dance” Here in Jackson last week a new wrinkle in selling War Bonds and Stamps was ironed out by Mr. Leh man, the popular owner of the Alamo and Booker T. Theteres. Having been appointed Stamp and Bond Director for the month, hein augurated his campaign with a block dance by roping off the block in front of the Alamo Theatre and securing the services of the Piney Woods School Rays of Rhythm as a feature attraction. It has become a slogan in Jackson—get the Rays of Rhythm and "everybody from every where will be there”. CARD OF THANKS To the many friends who showed their sympathy and care- in our hour of sorrow in the sickness and parsing of our beloved husband and deaf fa ther, we do appreciate it from the depths of our hearts. We are also grateful for the beautiful flowers that helped to cheer our hearts. Mrs. Mary L, Smith and daughter. Dr. S. D. Redmond has just re turned from Chicago where he has been giving special study to the lat est methods of diagnosis and treat | ment of diseases of women and chil | dren. NEGRO WOMEN IN WAAC UNIFORMS Left to right, Miss Vera Harrison, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary A. Bordeaux of Louisville, Kentucky, strolling down the Company Street ► after drill. Both are Officer candi dates in Company 1, First Regiment i Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Tougaloo College Opens Its Seventy-Fourth Session Negro Choral Groups Will Sing Over Mutual Broadcasting System Five outstanding Negro Choral Gro ups are being invited to appear on ‘‘I Hear America Singing” program sponsored by the Federal Security Agency over more than 130 stations of the Mutual Broadcasting Systey, Paul V. McNutt, Federal Security Administrator, announced this week. These groups will include the Hamp ton! Virginia) Institute Choir whose two appearances on the program were enthusiastically received last year; the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, Tenn., anr the Tuskegee Institute Chorus from Ala. The Tuskegee Chorus has been offered the Nov. 1, 1942 engagement. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are invited to appear on Feb. 14, 1943. Fredrick Douglacs’ birthday and the Hampton Choir has been invited to appear on January 10, 1943 and will mark the first time that any group has made three appearances on the program. ‘‘I Hear America Singing” is a public service radio program spon sored by the Federal Security Agency. It is broadcast every Sunday after noon at 5:02 to 5:30 EWT; 4:02 to 4:30 CWT. In addition to the three college choral groupes, two outstan ding Negro civic choral groups will be invited to apear on the probram on March 28, 1943 and May 9,1943. Watch For Opening Of New Stevens Inn Free Silver Dollars Watch this paper for the opening date of the LARGE A^r MORE BEAUTIFUL STEVEN’S BARBRE CUE AND CHICKEN INN . .. According to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Stevens, owners of Jackson’s largest and most exclusive entertainment centers, the Steven’s Berbecue and Chicken Inn, Steven’s Tourist Home and Steven’s Mmbrella Garden, work on their large and More Beautiful Inn will soon be completed and this new place will be opened to the pub lis at a very early date. Already friends from every sec tion of the state arewriting in for reservations on the Grand Opening night, and without a doubt, lovers of good food and good times will put forth every effort to be present on this gala occasion. 1'tie main attraction of the even ing, which will begin when the doors open at 9 00 P M will be th* gn ing away of 50 Silver Dollars, one dollar each to the first 50 couples Hostesses will be stationed at the entrances to greet the first 50 couples and give them these valuable souve nirs. Another attraction for the evening and one especially planned for dance lovers, will be a PATRIOTIC DANCE given in the Skating Rinks. This af fair is now being worked out so as to give the most enjoyment to those who attend. Watch this paper for further de tails about the Steven’s Opening and the Patriotic Dance. Negro Veterans Name Officers For Next Year The Afro-American World War veterans closed their convention here recently with the following officers being elected: Mason Malone, Bude, Miss., state chief commander; S. L. Leavy, Can ton, vice-cammander, John Bolden, Hattiesburg, aide-de-camp, William Carter, Jackson, Quartermaster, J. McGee, Jackson, chaplin and C. M. Varnado, Canton, Judge advocate. The next meeting will be held in Hattiesburg, in August 1943. Bishop C. P. Jones To Preach Here Sunday Biship C. P. Jones, of Los Angeles, California, will deliver the 3 o’clock message at the Christ Temple church Holiness Sunday, September 20th. The Bishop will als» conduct a three day meeting, beginning Monday and continuing thru Wednesday. The public is cordially invited to hear him. Tougaloo College will open on Fri day, September 18. A normal regis tration is anticipated, but like most colleges there will be a preponderance of women enrolled as students. In spite fo the fact that The Tougaloo faculty and staff has been hard hit by the draft and other war activities all important vacancies have been practically filled with certain read justments within the staff. 'Hie new faculty members under appointment at the present time are a follows: R. E. Hurst, B. S., Alcorn, ‘26; A. B. Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, ‘29; M. S., Cornell Um/ersity, ‘33, succeeding Harry L. Hamilton as as sistant professor of chemistry. Reuben S. Turner, B. S., Leland, ‘35, B. D., Oberlin ‘38 and S. T. M., Oberlin, ‘39, succeeding W. H. Wil liams as head of the department of physical education for men. Mrs. Sara B. Turner, B. A., Arkan sas Baptist College, *26. with grad uate work in music at Northwestern University and who was head of the music department at Leland Col lege from 1031 to 1942, succeeds J. Orville Mo9eley as head of the de partment of music. Henry Thomas, a graduate of Fort Valley, N. & I., B. A., Morehouse College, ‘37, M. A., in English, Uni versity of Michigan, 1942, is sub stituting this year for Richard K. Barksdale, who is on leave of ad sence for graduate work, j Mrs. Henry Thomas will serve as assistant matron at Beard Hall, and is a graduate of Paine College, Au jgusta, Georgia, with a B. A. degree, and for several years was in the service of the National Board of Religious Education of the C. M. E. Church. Friday, September 18, the entering freshmen will register and participate in various activities. All freshmen are expected to begin registering at 8:00 A. M., with payment of fees and deposit in the Treasurer’s office. The freshmen assembly will be held at 9:00 with talks by the President, Dean, and Chaplain. At 10:30 will come the personal data questionnaire, followed in the afternoon by the phy sical examinations of the young men and a talk on the use of the library for theyoung women. The opening reception for ftophineii by the YMCA and YWCA wif be at Beard Hail on Friday evening at 7 .10 A caution teat ot 10 00 A. M , and an lAformai social at 4 UO P M At 7 50 P M | college movies will be ehown under thespoctsorship of the Social Commit tee Religious services will bs held | in the college church at 11 00 Sun day morning with a musical at 4 00 P M at the church. Monday September 31, will be reg istration day for the upper classmen, beginning at 0 00 A. M, preseded by thepa yrnent of fees in the Treas urer’s office at 8 00 A. M Secondary students will also register at thia time Hn rm.lo tr a #4 oen/w\n tttl 11 « the ph3'sical examination of the i young women and instructions on the | use of the library for those who did not attend this class on Friday. The first general college assembly will be held at 9:00 A. M.t on Tues day morning, September 22. Regis tration of theDanial Hand Practice School pupils will come at 10:30 A. M. on Tuesday, with English classi fication tests for transfer students and freshmeen t 2:00 P. M. The regular class schedule for all depart ments will be put into operation on Wednesday morning, September 23. Navy Offers Fine i Opportunity To f * Negro Recruits Negro recrits in the U. S. Naval Reserve are being given the same opportnity as other recrits to learn one of the several rades offered by the Navy at its tv > new U. S. Naval Service schools, the Navy Deptart ment annonced this week. One sch school is to be located at U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111., and the other at Hampton Institute. Courses offered at the Great Lakes include gunner’s mate, radioman, quartermaster, signalman, yeoman ' storekeeper, aviation machinist’s mate, aviation metalsmith and cooks and bakers. Hampton Intsitute cou rses include ship fitters, electrition’s mate, machinist's mate, metalsmith, carpenter’s mate, motor machinist’s mate, and ships cooks and bakers.