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NEW STEVENS’ INN TO OPEN OCR 115TH- SALVAGE DANCE
THE MISSISS m ENTERPRISE Jet VOLUME 4, No. 34 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10,1943 PRICE 5 CENTS " GUESTS FROM EVERY SECTION OF STATE EXPECTED AT OPENING Believing firmly in the saying, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” the Stevens’ have spared no pains an?! expense in the building, decorating and furnishing of their large and more beautiful Inn. Certainly, nowh ere in the South, will Negroes have a place for their exclusive use, more beautiful than the new Stevens Bar becue and Chivken Inn, when its do ors open, Thursday evening, October 15, at 9:00 o’clock. Invitations have been sent out by the Stevens to every section of the state and from all indications a re cord breaking crowd will be present The main feature of the grand op ening will be the giving away of 50 Silver Dollars, one Silver Dollar to be given to each of the first fifty couples to enter the Inn. Another feature of the new estab lishment will be an addition to their famous Stevens Fried Chicken and Pit Barbecue, specially prepared short orders. Food. That’s Tempting!. that’s delicious! that’s economical! Prominent in the new Inn is the mo dern streamlined kitchen where ex perts will at all times be concoc ting dishes that taste like “more” A large variety will assure you of al ways finding something to satisfy your appetite at the Inn. Watch this paper for the special Steven’s Supper hour. In connection with the opening of the new Stevens Inn, a Salvage Dan ce will be given at ilU. Skating Rink. The sponsors of the dance, in their effort to promote the gather ing of all possible scrap material, now so badly needed by the government, had arranged that a section of the hall will be cut off for a Salvage Depot, into which any and all pieces of scrap metal and rubber can be thrown The collected scrap will be turned over to the local Salvaging Committee. Dance and music lovers are urged to show their patrotism on Thursday evening, Oct., 15. While you dine and enjoy the hspitality of the New Ste vens Innn, also attend the Salvage Dance at the skating rink and bring along some piece of scrap. Remember, October 15, Opening ni ght of the larger and more beautiful Stevens Barbecue and Chicken Inn. 50 silver dollars to be given away, one silver dollar to each of the first fifty couples. Remember also, the Salvage Dance f t the skating rink, Dance to the mu sic of one of our top notch local bands A small admission fee and a piece of scrap is all you’ll need. -I n 1 -< A -WT __rvl -1 io aim iu icar uiu Men Can Enlist Now 18 nad 19 year old registrants may enlist in any one of the following branches which they may select: Infantry, Calvary, Coast Artillery, Field Artillery, Engineers, Signal Corps, Air Force, Armored Force, Quartermaster, Ordnance, Chemical Warfare, Medical Corps, Military Po lice Corps. All applicants will be assured of assignment to the branch selected. Parents or Guardians consent is ne cessary. Since any soldier 18 years of age or older may be commissioned as an officer, every opportunity will be of fered to attend Office’s Candidate School. Jacksonians Slightly Injured Over Weekend Mr. Lois Spells of 316 Johns St., was slightly injured in an accident Sunday. He was admitted to the Ba ptist Hospital after being hit on Woodrow Wilson drive, by an automo bile driven by Mat D. Dishman of Belzoni. Walter Anderson, 14 of 1466 West Capitol St., was hurt Monday in a Collission between his bicycle and an automobile driven by Oscar Lowe, colored of 1016 Mississippi St. The boy was carried to his home by police officers. * JAMES O. REED LT. JAMES R. REED, Q. M. C Second Lt. James O. Reed, of 228 North 8th st., Nashville Tenn., a soldier who has been promoted, is a member of the Officer’s Staff of the Flying School. He. joined the army in 1936, serving with the 24th Infan try through 1938 and later he was transferred "to the 48th Quartermas ter Regiment, where he served until being discharged in 1940. He was re called in February, 1941, promoted to the rank of sergeant in May, 1941 and to 1st. sergeant, June, 1941. He was appointed to the Quartermaster Officer Candidate School, Camp Lee Va., in May 1942. Before being tran sferred to this post he served as Ad jutant and Bond Officer in the 831st Miss. * Alcorn Holds Formal Opening The 73rd formal opening of Alcorn A. & M. College was held in Oakland Memorial Chapel Monday morning with J. G. H. Bowman, Principal, Magnolia High School, Vivksburg, Miss, as guest speaker. Mr. Bowman gave a challenging address to Alcorn laboratory high school and elemen tary school students, 144 freshmen 189 upper classmen and 65 staffmem bers. President Bell introduced the spea ker. Rev. S. W. Williams, Chaplain gave the devotion. Papers were read by Miss Ethel Mae Vaines and Lee Evans, respectively, on the College Woman, and The College Man. Mu sic for the occasion was rendered by Walter Smith and Misses Juanita Elzy and Mary Gaines, soloists. According to a statement made by President Bell at the end of the ex ercise, 250 young men who were en rolled in the institution within the past two years are now serving in the U. S. armed forces. Eight Die, Seven Injured in Truck Crash Near Jackson A this writing investigation was being continued in the collission khich cost eight negroes the loss of their lives on highway 49 just north of Jackson, late Sunday. The collission involved a truck in which the pickers were being taken to Indianola and another loaded with cottonseed. No charges had been fi led against either drives when this article went to press. The truck in which the cotton pickers were riding was owned by James Young of Haz lehurst, who for some years has been hauling cotton pickers into the del ta, this being his first accident. He was among the seven who were only slightly injured. The dead were: Walter Lee Wilson of Brookhaven, Rosa Lee Smith of Brookhaven, Rosa Lee Covins, Willie Walker, Quilly Henley, Will Roy Strong, and Mr. and Mrs. Pert Smith of Hazlehurst. The bdoies were picked up by Ja ckson ambulances and funeral arran gements were in charge of Peoples Funeral Home, Enterprise Funeral Home, Perkins Funeral Home. It doesnt matter what is on your head just as long as it is something. These girls are filing metal parts. They are: Miss Inez Irving, 38 Cun ard St., Boston; Miss Mary Caines, 48 Prescott St., Everette; and Mrs. Marion Skinner, 85 Harrishof St., Ro xbury. Local Board No. 1 Calls Men For Oct 8th The following colored registrants of Local Board No. 1 were called to deport for physical examination to this board on October 8, at 6 P. M. George Thompson, Ephon Osborne, Lester Pettus, S. T. Jackson, Meri tys Smith, Lee Andrew Lacey, Dan Williams, Jr., Willie Ward Arnold, George Cobb, Milton Bass, Howard Crowley, Robert Buckhalter, Snead Alexander Marcus (barter, Excell Ad ams, Horace Baker, James Bennisop, Robert T. Bowden, Jerod Dixon, Wil lie Dear, William Fran Hubbard, Hen ry Foster, R. D. Howard, John Fri zer, Fred Henderson, Henry Green, Curtis Easterling, Jake Fields, Char lie Jackson, Willie Jenkins, Joe Gray son, Mose Francisco, Paul Gibson, Delaney Hampton, James Lewis, J. C. Ingram, Willie Roy Lock, Ire Mc Laughlin, Willie Morris, Tooten Pat rick, Robert Shakespere, L. C. Reed, Johnnie Wright, Lewis Webb, Willie Weekley, Dan Williams, Joe Swazer, Wash Pink, Hnery Felder, Shepperd Logan, Lucious Palmer. Jackson Police Warns Loafers Police Chief, Joe Holden this week served notice that the police depart ment is making rapid inventory of the city’s idle society, and that swe eping arrests may be expected soon. The mayor has gi-ven these loafers due warning and we are now going to clean them off the streets if they are’nt at work or in the armed for ces in the next few days, the chief said. We have a large number of them under study, and are going to act very quickly if they don’t. Mayor Scott instructed the chief last week to round up all vagrants under a work or fight edict. We mean strictly business, the mayor said We havent any room in Jackson for people who dont want to do some thing about the war effort. Yazoo County Training School Opens Sept. 11 The Yazoo CJounty Training School opened its doors, September 11, for the session of 1942-43, and in spite of the fact that many of our under graduate boys have been called off to the colors and quite a number who are left at home must harvest the crops before they can come in, there was a sizable number of boys and girls who presented themselves for enrollment, Thursday and Friday. Gn Wednesday our first faculty me eting was held in the school audi torium. Of the seventeen teachers who constitute the faculty, four of last years group were absent. Coach Lutlier Green who is engaged in de fense work in Chicago is succeeded by Prof. Porter H. Johnson, A. B. Jackson College. Miss Annie Oaks resigned at the close of school to ac cept work Chicago where she has lived for quite awhile. Her place is bemg filled by Miss Thelma Brad ford, Tougaloo Pollege. Miss Secellion Walker, our music teacher and Glee Club trainer for the High School De partment, resigned to take a Secre tarial job in Washington, D. C. Her place is being filled by Miss Eunice B. Martin, A. B. Jackson College. Mrs. Waltor.who asked for a year’s ab sence was succeeded by Mrs. L. M. Battles of McComb, Miss. She comes to us with a wealth of experience, a3 a teacher and has completed three years of college work. With this splendid group of new teachers and the faithful ones of former years, loyal and true, Yazoo County Training School will do a go od job for opr community and the country. On Thursday morning, SCptlO, the beginners thru the 8th grade were en rolled and parents signed for their State owned books. Those who came for the first time were classified and placed in the proper grades. Those who attended summer school were examined. Friday morning, September 11,the four high school grades were enrol led and parents signed up for their books. This is the first time in the history that free text books have “VICTORY” TO BE THEME OF 16TH ANNUAL STATE FAIR, OCTOBER 19-24 According to an announcement made ast week by officias of the Mississ ippi Negro Agricutura Exhibit Corp oration, the 16th annua Exposition of the Mississippi Negro tate Fair wi be hed during the week of October 19-24 at the Negro State Fair Grou nds, in Jackson. This ear, according to the officias the fair wi be devoted entirey to the war efforts, with VICTORY as its theme. Reaizing the importance of food for agricutura products to the nations war effort and to our utimate victory in the present strugge, the officias of the fair have obtained the full co operation of the Co-operative Exten sion work in Agriculture and home Economic of the state, with the hope of having the exhibits of food pro duction, food preserving, both educa tion andinstructive to the extent! that they may be put into practice dur ing he present emergency. Boys and Girls Clubs, Community Organiza tionshave also been listed under this program. The Fair will officially open on Monday morning, Oct. 19, with a ma mmoth and spectacular street parade the exact time and route to be gi ven at a later issue. Officials have asked that those persons who intend to have floats in the parade will remerber to fea ture as much as possible the sales of War Bonds and Stamps. “CLUB WOMEN SERVING IN WORLD AT WAR” IS THEME IT. DENA KANi V LT. DENA RANEY Lt. Dena Raney,, a native of Suffolk Va, was the first Negro woman in America to attain the rank of 1st. Lt. in the U. S. Army. Lt. Raney of the U. S. Army Nurse Corps, is now chief Nurse at the Station Hospi tal. She was also the first Negro nur se to enlist in the Army in World War H. Lt. Raney attended Virginia State College at Ettrick, Va., and prior to her entry in the army was the Operating Room Supervisor, Lin coln Hospital, Durham, N. Car. Local Board No. 4 Calls For 22 Negroes Officials of Local Board No. 4 called the following named colored registrants of Hinds county to report to the Local Board office, Deposit Guaranty Bank Building for physi cal examination on Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 A. M.: Henry Mosely, Frank Rogers, El lzey Jerry Wilson, Earmon Williams Luther Harris Sellie Shines, L. C. Lewis Robert Lee Winters, Charlie Varned, Payton Brooks, Joe John son, Joe Riley, Woodrow Brown, Wil lie Joiner, R. R. Lewis, John Woodrow Smith, Oliver Ames Smith, Arbie Har rison, Albert Watson, Clifton Powell, Leroy Nolan Johnson and Leo Aug ustus Bailey. been provided for High School Stud ents by the State. Friday night a school mass meet ing was held at the St. Stephens Church and a very interesting pro gram was rendered and many will long remember the words of wisdam spoken by Rev. J. D. Wheaton and Rev. E. M. Smith and Prof James Miller at the close of the program. Mrs. D. W. Lindsey was reelected President of the Parent Teachers Association. With an active P.T.A. and a fine faculty, such as we have Yazoo Co. Training School should reach new heights of efficiency. Roster of Teachers: N. D. Tay lor, Principal, Economics and Prob lems in Democracy; Porter H. John son, Asst. Principal, Mathematics and Science, Miss Thelma Bradford Math, and Science; Miss Victoria Webb, En glish and Latin; Miss Eunice Martin Physical Education; Mrs. Henrine Wilburn, Home Ec. R. P. McGhee, Mechanical Arts, Mrs. Mary Ruth Po wellSth grade Mrs. Elma C. Williams 7th grade Mrs. Florence Johnson, 6th grade, Mrs. Carrie J. Richardson, 5th grade Mrs. Etha Henderson, 4th and 5th grades Miss Gladys King 4th, Mrs. Winnie Irving, 3rd., Mrs. L. M. Battles, 2nd., Mrs. Ann Brooks, 1st, Mrs. B. K. Atkins, Beginners. Mississippians In This Man’s War TUSKEGEE’S BANDLEADER Sgt. James O. Moseley of Grenada, Miss., is assistant band leader of this Post. He is a graduate of More house College, Atlanta, Ga., for 8 years was in charge of the music de partment, Southern University, Ba ton Rouge, La. He held important j (Continued on Back Pag i) The Mississippi Federation of Col ored Womens Clubs will hold its 34thannual session in Jackson on Oct ober30. According to an announce ment from the office of the president Mrs. M. M. Hubert, the theme of the Convention is “Club Women Ser ving in a World at War.” Because of the war the convention program which in previous years has taken two days will be covered in one day. Club women will also note that because of the war the place of the meeting, originally scheduled for Ya zoo City, has been changed to Jack son which is more centrally located thereby making the convention more accessible to more women. The Executive board of the Feder ation has been called for the even ing of October 29. Mrs. E. B. Miller of Yazoo City, Chairj ard has expressed tendance at the M be one hundred £ the very urgen^Bj^^^^^ organization. ir The Convention Program, sed by Mrs. Hubert, will open at 9:00 A. M. Oct. 30fh. Written re ports from clubs, city county and district federations'; and from depar tments of the state organization will occupy most of the forenoon and af ternoon sessions. The evening pro gram will be shared with the Junior Federation which is under the spon sorship of Masdames R. M. Tademy of Hattiesburg and Mrs. C. A. Hall of Jackson. A special feature of the ev ening meeting will be a VICTORY PROGRAM honoring past presidents of the Federation for their success in a 20 year fight for the establish ment of a home for delinquent Ne gro youths. Those to be honored are Mrs. L. C. Jefferson of Vicks burg, Mrs. L. T. Miller of Yazoo City and Mrs. J. E Johnson of Prentiss fnstitute. The Federation’s dream became a reality when at the last biennial ses sion of the State Legislature the State of Mississippi assumed the re sponsibility for the rehablitation of delinquent Negro Youths. Oakley, a small town near Jackson has been de signated as the site for the training center and o Board of Trustees has been appointed by Gov. Johnson. In addition to the formal program of the Mississippi Federation, several departments of the organization will sponsor special features. The depar tments of Arts and Crafts, Fine Arts and Education, respectively, will dis play relating to their work. In keeping with the theme of the Convention, Mrs. Hubert states that the title of her presidential address, which will be presented during the afternoon session, is ‘‘Victory Throu gh Service.” The committee on pro gram states that several visitors will be called in at various times to dis cuss what is going on in the world at war. Of special interest to many dele gates of the Convention will be the report on the recreation center. For several years one of the special pro jects of the Mississippi Federation of Colored Womens has been the <Ie velopmen of a recreation center at Clinton on the property owned by the organization. Last summer the project was open to the public for camping, p cknicking a.u fisr.i g Tin Salvage Drive To Start October 14th Organization of the tin can salva ge campaign has been completed and October 14, has been set as the collection date for prepared tin cans by city trucks. Every housewife and user of tin ned products in the city and county will have been instructed in the pro per preparation of the cans and when and how they are to be collected. The woman’s division of the drive was launched locally last week by Mrs. Paul Johnson, first lady of Mis sissippi.