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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.
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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
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
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
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. *
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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

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