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VOL. 4-NO. 32 SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1942 ♦ ... PRICE 5 CENTS
50 Silver Dollars Given at Opening of Stevens New Inn -Watch For Date MARIAN ANDERSON TO CHRISTEN FIRST NEGRO | NAMED LIBERTY SKIP Marian Anderson relehrated non--..-! tralto, will christen the Liberty Ship BOOKER T. WASHINGTON when the 10,000-ton vessel is launched by the California Shipbuilding Corpora tion at Wilmington, Calif., the U. S. Maritime Commission announced to day. The BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, the first Liberty Ship to be named for a Negro was so designated in honor of Booker Taliaferro Washington, Washington, noted Negro educator and founder of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute at Tuskegee, Ala. Mr. Washington, foremost exponent of industrial education for Negroes died on November 14, 1915. The California Shipbuilding Corpor ation and the Booker T. Washington Ship Launching Committee, a citi zen’s group which is co-sponsoring the launching, have invited Mrs. Dor tia Washington Pittman, only living daughter of the educator, and Miss Louise Washington, a granddaughter, to witness the ceremony. Mrs. Pitt man resides at Tuskegee Institute, and the granddaughter is a Govern ment employee in Washington. Simi lar invitations have been extended to Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, Di rector of Negro Affairs for the Na tional Youth Administration; Judge William Hastie, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War; Dr. Robert C. Weaver, Director Negro Manpower Service, War Manpower Commission, and other Government officials. Workers of many racial extractions .—Chinese, Filipinos, Mexicans, Neg roes and Whites_helped construct the BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, first Liberty Ship to be named for a Negro. More than 500 skilled, semi skilled and unskilled Negro workers were employed in the yard as the Booker T. Washington was being rushed to completion. This represen ted an increase over the 278 Negroes employed there in March, 1942. Neg ro skilled workers in the yard in clude electricians, shipwrights, stud gun weld operators, painters, welders, burners, chippers and buffers. The majority of these workers are expected to witness the christening of the ship by Marian Anderson. The Booker T. Washington Ship Launching Committee, which will sponsor a mass meeting in Los An geles, Calif., in connection with the Liberty Ship launching, includes Peter Ross, General Chairman, Coley Stafford, Commissioner; Jesse L. Terry, Assemblyman; Augustus Haw kins, Mrs. Christine Wyatt, Dr. Frank A. Pearl, Mrs. Charlotta A. Bass, Attorney Loren Miller and Floyd Cov ington. Negro Division Of USO Fund Drive Ends, Raised Quota of $1500 Perhaps the most successful drive for funds ever conducted among Jack Son Negroes came to an end last week when $1500 was turned over to the United Service Organizations. Inaugurated during mid-summer, S. W. Miller and W. W. Blackburn, were named chairman and assistant chair man of the campaign drive. Mr. Mil ler made the largest single contri bution of $25.00 during the drive. There were a few donations of $5 and $10 each, but- the average drive was below a dollar. A special gift com mittee was headed by Earl Banks and was responsible for gathering $460. The woman’s committee, headed by Miss F. O. Alexander, col lected $206. D. D. Dansey and H. C. Harper served as treasurer and secretary, respectively for the drive. B. L. Bur ford, state secretary of the U. M. C. A. acted as director and counselor for the Negro USO drive. The main feature of the drive was the untiring efforts of Miller and his capable corps of workers. No gifts was too small for them to take and the majority of the $1500 was contri buted in small change. Church and other organizations assisted the leaders in the drive and a public en tertainment was given at the city auditorium in August, proceeds of which were taken for the drive. Twenty-Nine Years and Back For More] . On February 10, 1942, Sergeant John C. Sanders re-enlisted after more than 29 years of previous ser vice. He is noy 1st Sergeant of Com pany I 21st Qm. Rgt. BECAUSE OF WPA By Ruth Roseman Dease Jackson, Mississippi Our city is filled with service men. And I am very glad to say, It realy scorns like home to them Because of WPA The artive workers are rightly called “The Recreation Firing Line”. They are kept busy helping the boys Make proper use of leisure time. They plan wholesome entertainment, And the soldiers’ response will show That the dances, games, and picnics ! Are welcome when routine is o’er ! These varied social activities, Supervised in the right way Are now being made possible by the WPA Because of these organized pleasures Our boys are allowed to meet The very best girls in the city Instead of women on the street. Through these ideal acquaintances, They receive inspiration And courage to go forth and fight To protect our nation. We are doing our part here at home To help win the victory By cheering the boys in uniform Before they go over sea. And so we pause with gratitude To give a hearty Hurrah, For the good that is being done By the WPA. It takes five tons of iron ore,coke limestone, and other materials to equal one ton of scrap metal. WORLD-FAMOUS SINGER TO CHRISTEN NEGRO NAMED SHIP .. ... Miss Marian Anderson, celebrate|Tcontralto will christen the Liberty ship, Hooker T. Washington when the 10,00-ton vessel is launched at Wilmington, Calif. Crystal Springs News Mr. and Mrs, John L. Gage motored to the capitol city last Sunday to visit with relatives. Mrs. John L. Gage observed her birthday anniversary Saturday, Sep tember 19 and was happy to receive a greeting from Mrs. Jennie Ging ham who lives in Chicago. Miss Annie Mae Bartley and Pearl Bartley left Monday morning for school. This year they will be seniors at Alexander High School, Brook haven. They were accompanied by their father and mother. Their friends Miss Ether Lee Boston and Mr. John L. Gage wish for them a successful year. Miss Vernal Raye Richardson, daughter of Mrs. Mattie Richardson left Monday Sept. 14 for school. She enrolled this season as a freshman in Jackson College. Miss Primrose Morgan has returned to her home after spending three weeks in the city of Chicago visit ing her sisters. She reports a delight ful trip. Copper for 4,187 rounds of .50 cal iber cartridges is contained in the typical household bronze door hinge, check, and door stop. HOPEWELL NEWS As our pastor, Rev. W. L. Gates was in Chicago attending the National Baptist Convention, Sunday, Sept. 13, we had as our speaker, Rev. N. C. Lackey of Gatesville. He brought to us an inspiring message. The words of his text was “Go Home and t«ll thou friends what great things the Lord has done for you.” We en joyed having Rev. Lackey and wife with us. We also had as a visitor Rev. C. Brantley from Bethel Church, he also spoke briefly, his subject be ing, “Cry God.” His deacons wrere present with him. The members of Redbone church are hoping Rev. Gates’ trip is being enjoyed by him and that he will soon return. A. Brown, reporter from Redbone Church. The Brushey Creek School will open on MondP.y after the third Sun day in September. This will mean another opportunity for me to start back in school. I thank Mrs. A. L. Haley and Prof. E. M. Hayes, as well as all the other teachers who have taught me for what they have done for me during the past seven years. I am glad I have an opportuni ty to go to school and hope to be able to give you plenty of school news during the year. CLOSES CONFERENCE AT GULFPORT The Gulfport Interdenominational Minister’s Conference closed its first annual session last week at Wave land, Mississippi. There were repre sentatives from six denominations coming from ten states and the Dis trict of Columbia. Bishop S. L. Green of New Orleans was re-elected president and other officers of the conference are: Dr. Wm. H. Bell, president of Alcorn A. and M. College, Mississippi, was elec ted secretary; Dr. D. V. Jemison, president of the National Baptist Con vention, was elected president-at large; Bishop John Moore of Missis sippi, Bishops Robert E. Jones, L. H. King, A. P. Shaw and Benjamin G. Shaw were elected vice presidents; Dr. H. T. Medford, secretary Foreign Mission Board of the A. M. E. Zion Church, was elected treasurer and Drs. Robert M. Williams, Washing ton, D. C.; A. Walker Williams, Mis sissippi and J. Oscar Lee, Virginia, were elected directors. The Confer ence Also elected Dr. G. H. J. Thibo deaux of Shreveport, La., Editor of a monthly paper to be published in the interest of interdenominational co operation. A strong executive board was set up including two representa tives from the six participating de i nominations. j The faculty of the Conference in eluded Drs. J. H. Jackson, Chicago, [11.; A. Clayton Powell, New York; John W. Rustin, Washington; Wm. H. Bell, Alcorn College, Mississippi; A. Walter Williams, Mississippi; J. Os car Lee, Virginia and Mrs. Jane Wil liams, Washington. The conference outlined an exten sive program for the coming twelve inational unity hoping that the var months in the interest of interdenom ious denominations might be brought together in a closer fellowship. Bishop Robert E. Jones and the New Orleans Area Council were host to the Conference. The Conference will hold its 1943 meeting at Gulf aide. PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN ENROLLMENT DOWN TEACHERS LISTED Son Of Rising Sun 1 i———-—i ; Lt. Ferba D. Robinson of Rising < Sun, Indiana, has been promoted to 1 Commanding Officer of the 833d 1 Quartermaster Company, temporarily located at Lubbock Army Flying ( School, according to Major Samuel ^ K. Eck, Commanding Officer of a newly designated unit of the Air Service Command. Lt. Robinson was , f transferred from Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, to the Quarter- , master Company of this unit, where the Air Forces are training their men ^ by lecture and understudy to be spe- j cialists in heavy maintenance work. Prior to his service at Fort Francis E. Warren, he was stationed at Fort , Knox, Kentucky. _ ' : ~ 1 i Madison County i Negro Fair i October 19-24 r* The Fourteenth Annual Negro Fair of Madison county will be held in , Canton, Mississippi, beginning Mon- ‘ day, October 19 and continuing thru ^ Saturday, October 24. According to those in charge the 1 fair this year will be bigger and bet- j ter than in the past two years. Farm- ( ers are invited to bring in their gar den products, livestock, etc. There will also be exhibits from 4-H Clubs, Women’s and Girls’ exhibits, Shop Work, etc. On Tuesday, the Big Street Parade , will be held at 12 o5clock starting at ' Cameron Street High School. Best „ decorated Victory Car or Truck in ^ Parade, $5.00 in Defense Stamps. General Admission: Everybody pay t at gate, day: adults 35c; children: 20c j night: adults 25c; children 20c. Sea son tickets, $1.50. Monday, October 19, General Ar rangement Day. p'ree admission for . all Monday and Monday night. ( Vicksburg Theatre- : Goers Buy War Bonds ' Negro theatregoers in Vicksburg, Miss., responded to the movie indus try’s War Savings Bond Drive to ( such an enthusiastic extent that it ( drew the praises today of William 1 Pickens, Chief of the Negro Orga- ( nization’s Division of the War Sav- < ings Staff of theTreasury Depart- 1 ment. The Palace Theatre, the only Ne gro movl house, led the Vicksburg ( theatres for the first two days of 1 the drive*, Sales totaled $2,175, which I was $700 more in volume than the E record of any other theatre in the I city. I The manager of the Palace sup- C plemented his theatre campaign by C calling upon 33 of Vocksburg’s lead ing Negro r esidents. Thirty-two 1 bought War Bonds. Manager G. Henry Thurmond reported. v “I would' have sold the 33rd man 1: but he was old and deaf and so I t could not get the idea over to him. € I will call upon him again next r week.” c China in her war with Japan has lost, in killed and wounded, about c as many soldiers as the population r of Texas, more than three times the i population of Philadelphia, Pa. £ loiai enrollment in Jackson pub lic schools was down 103 from last /ear according to tabulations made by school officials this week. The large decrease in Negro en rollment was apparently caused by the heavy demand for cotton pickers and colored defense laborers in other areas of the state. The total enrollment for Negro schools on opening day for the year 1941 was 3064, for the year 1942, on opening day, 2857. The following list of teachers in :he Negro schools has been released: Lanier High School I. S. Sanders, Principal; N. H. smith, Mathematics; Rebecca Moore, Science; R. B. Harris, Science; A. N. Jackson, English & Latin; A. L. Per kins, Social Science; Annetta S. Har per, Social Science; E. L. Brown, General Shop; R. L. Chatman, Trade; Elease Blackman, Civics; Albertine Hopkins, English; Fannie M. Luckett, Home Economics; Gertrude Camp bell, Home Economics; Maggie Lit tle, Home Economics; M. V. Manning, History, Music. Commercial Education Hazel Moman, Library-Study; K. W. Holly, Music; B. A. Blackburn, Phys. Ed. and Coach; Mary Bell Varnado, Clerk; Annie E. Butler, En glish; Frenchie B. Porter, Phys. Ed.; Mable W. Wesley, English; Annie L. Jim Hill School L. J,. Marshall, Principal; W. H. Walton, Science; Jennie V. Jeffer son, Mathematics; Julia P. Miller, English; Matilda Clarke, History; Ma bRoseman, 7-1; Iva G. Micheal, 7-II; — Shop; Mariam F\ Howard, Health; Gracie Lee Easterling, Home Economics; Nancy L, Vincent, Cleerk. Sallie Reynolds L. J. Marshall, Principal; Mae I. Davenport, 6th Grade; Essie Haley, 5th Grade; Ruth Powell, 5th Grade; Lillie B. Walker, 5th Grade; Annie Loch, 4th Grade; Cleo Moore, 4th Drade; Cleo Chadwick, 4th Grade; Maude Taylor, 3rd Grade; Emma Palmer, 3rd Grade; Abi E. Holly, 2nd Jrade; Esther Mae Dixon, 2nd Grade; Ruby Dawson, 1st Grade; Deva Brown, 1st Grade; Lettie Young, 1st Drade. Smith Robertson Edward Tademy, Principal; Edgar r. Stewart. 8th Grade; Annie L. Dranford, 8th Grade; Picola Haley, rth Grade; Maude Brown, 7th Grade; N. Smith, 6th Grade; Georgia Dawson, 6th Grade; Ida M. Harris, 5 th Grade; Geneva White, 5th Drade; Rosa L, Wilson, 5th Grade; Bettie Marino, 4th Grade; Anita Bea dle, 4th Grade; Elma Slaughter, 4th Srade; O’Byme Price, 3rd Grade; Julia Clark, 3rd Grade; Lucile Hub bard, 3rd Grade; Ethel Stewart, 2nd drade; Birdie Graves, 2nd Grade; Annetta Gordon, 2nd Grade; Lula Mae Hopkins, 1st Grade; Ernestine Ftandall, 1st Grade; Verna Johnson. 1st Grade. J. A. Martin School Mary L. Morrison Principal and 5th Grade; Emma C. Brown, 5th Brade; Phrezene Turner, 4th Grade; Marie Elmore, 4 th Grade; Odel Dlausell, 3rd Grade; Mildred Peter son, 2nd Grade; Mary E. Johnson, 1st Grade; Wyllie A. Craig, 1st Grade. Mary Jones School James Gooden, Principal and 6th Jrade; J. H. Powell, 7th Grade; Lil ie Brown, 6th Grade; Josephine Brown, 5th Grade; Archie Hopkins, 5th Grade; Iva Johnson, 4th Grade; 'Taney Bradley, 3rd Grade; Elemetta Davenport, 2nd Grade; Annie M. Me >aine, 1st Grade; Bettie Harris, 1st Brade. lanj oret-m vbgkqj bgkqj bgkqjqq At Hai-phong, French Indo-China, vhen labor recruiting lagged, a Jap )and enticed the listeners, Jap troops hen surrounded the crowd and allow 'd only those proving regular employ nent to leave. The res t were marched >ff under guard. . The complicated instruments ,for >perating a modem ocean liner are natched by \ around 300 engine, lavigation and communication gad jets in a big bomber.