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VOL. 4-NO. 31 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS
OUR BOYS IN THE
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
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
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
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
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
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
5. This home buys War Savings
We are doing these things because
we know we must to WIN THIS
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
Mr. C. W. Owens was appointed to
head a committee on Attendance and
Ihe ak-iictd that each man bring another
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,
; 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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