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ADVERTISING BRINGS RESULTS JACKSON WELCOMES STATE FAIR VISITORS Jackson to be Host to State Federation of Colored Womens Clubs, October 30th - i -— The Mississippi Federation of Col ored women’s Clubs will hold its 34th annual session in Jackson on Oct ment from the office of the president ober 30. According to an announce Mrs. M. M. Hubert, the theme 01 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 c day. Ciuo women will alsi 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 ot October 29. Mrs. E. B. Miller of Yazoo City, Chairman of the Bo ard has expressed the hope that at tendance at the board meeting will be one hundred per cent, because of the very urgent problems facing the organization. The Convention Program as relea sed by Mrs. Hubert, will open at 9 A. M. Oct. 30th. Written reports from clubs, city and county and dis trict federations; and from depart ments of the state organization will occupy ntost 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 Mesdames 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 Institure, 48 Negroes Called By Local Board For Exam. The following registrants of Lo cal board no. 1 were ordered to re port for prysical examination to this Board on the 15 of October at 6 P. M. Henry Whimley, John Jackson, Ve noy Richman, Morris Clark, Leonard Savage, Ed Wortey, Granville Brown, Leonard Lindsey Henderson, L. V. Tillis, Henry Foster, Theo Chenier Lewis T. Webb, Joe Grayson, Shelby Walker, S. T. Jackson, James Jones, Mose Jones, John Henry Brown, Joh nny Narcise, June Hamilton, John Britt, George Humphreys, Dave Gol Iden, Albert Thomas, Floyd Watkins Booker T. Dennis, Joe Gaston, Robert Dawson, Willie McDuffie, Otto Sim mons, Frank Talbert, William Bell, Curtis Thigpen, Clarence Canada, Ta ft Ford. Ardee Johnson, Julius Edwards Bi shop, Andrew Holt, Otto Billingsley Andrew Wiggins, Curley Henderson, Golden McKinn, Louis Blackman, Slim Reed George Staffney, Hugh Elmer Fultz, Joseph A. Williams, Jr. James MsGee. Rev Bartee, Sweetie Johnson, Wins In Damage Suits Ret;. Harry Bartee of Brandon, Miss, was awarded $500.00 damage last ® week against the Tri-State Bus Co., and R. Worthy of Brandon as a re sult of Worthy striging Bartee when he sought information concerning the bus schedule in order to make the trip to Canton Miss., to attend the recently held Methodise District Con ference. ' Mrs. Sweetie Johnson also rece sustained by her falling as she was getting off a bus of the Jackson City Lines Bus Company. Attpmey S. D. Redmond represen ted both Rev. Bartee and Mrs. John son. Editor Welcomes Fair Visitors * < ',:i 'lAiti ' '.■■■'$&■•■ W. J. Miller , Owner and Publisher of the Missis sippi Enterprise. Young Colored Women Asked lo Serve Soldiers The Traveler’s Aid, one of the A gencies of the USO will open an in formation Service Station at the I. C. Railroad waiting room to give in formation to Service men and to De fense workers in route. As soon as the required number of women have volunteeredi the Station will be op ened. Two hours a week is asked of the volunteer each week. The hours will be from 11 A. M. to 5 P. M. daily including Sunday, but no one is as ked to serve on duty longer than two hours. If you are 18 years old and above and are willing to give this to our service men you should get in touch with Rev. A. L. Holland, 111 E. Church or phone 2-0354 for infor mation. No long course of training will be required. If you hove ahusband, son or brother in the service you will want to help in this way. We have asked that this station be opened for our colored soldiers now we must prove that we are ready for it and many others will come to us so we must be ready to meet the requirements. Phone the USO cener or rtev. nonfcuui. Jackson College Plans Big Carnival One of the biggest events of the year for the city of Jackson will be the Annual Carnival on October 23, and 24th on Jackson College Campus. Trose who love clean and wholesome fun and recreation will find on the college campus a big minstrel show games of all kinds, and various dan ces. One outstanding feature of this year’s Carnival will be the selection and crowning of a queen. The queen is to be determined by competition among the several classes of the college. The class which sells the lar gest number of votes will have the honor of selecting the queen from one of its members. Jackson College welcomes you to come and enjoy this great festival. The joy that comes from meeting friends, the opportunity that you will have in driving away the vexing problems of a busy day in order to gain mental and physical strength for the day to come, and the happi ness which your presence will bring to others will all combine to make this occasion a unique one in your experience. Call Jackson College for further in formation concerning the Carnival. School Head Welcomes Fair Visitors PROF I. S. SANDERS Principal of Lanier High School, Mississippi’s Leading Negro High School. Nurses Aides To Hold Graduation Exercises Central M. E. Church Exercises Oct. 20 Central M. E. The public is invited to fhe grad uation Exercise of the Nurses Aid Corps of the 9merican Red Cross, which will be held, Tuesday evening October 20, at the Central M. E. Church N. Farish St.., at 8:00. This is the first colored group in Mississippi to graduate and a pro gram has been planned which will be interesting. This Nurses Aid Class, taught by Mrs. Elizabeth F. Pillars, R. N. has been very enthustically attneded by women of the city who aside from taking fhree weeks training at the Rs<ptist Hospital, also pledged to give 150 volunteer hours in the hos pital each year. The course was com pleted by 26 ladies. Rubber Boots, Shoes To Be Rationed Rationing of rubber boots and rub ber work shoes to those who need them in jobs essential to the war effort or to the protection of pub lic health or safety begins with the lifting of an Office of Price Ad 1 ministration order which kept all sales of these items frozen for a five day period that ended last night, at 12 O’clock, Oct. 5. Sales of rubber footwear covered by .the rationing program— six types that require a high percentage of crude rubber in their manufacture may be made to consumers hereafter only on presentation of a rationing certificate. Local War Price and Ra tioning boards today will begin ac cepting applications for certificates from consumers and company purch asing agents who wish to buy the footwear for employee’s use. Ordinary civilian types of rubber footwear, which can be made largely of reclaimed rubber and are not ra tioned, may be purchased as usual. October 31, Deadline For 1943 Car Tags According to sheriff Frank T. Sco tt, October 31, is the deadline for the purchase of new automobile tags and they may not be bought after that time without paying a 25 per cent penalty which is levied against the delinquents. If car owners put off buying their license until after October 31, the sheriff explained, a penalty on a $4 plate will b an additeional $1; or $3 on a $12 purchase and so on. In order to save time each motor ist is requested to bring his 1942 receipt with him or the number of his old tag. WPB allots 10 to 24 per cent less film for movies. > Canada reveals that total Dieppe casualties were 3,350. Attorney W. H. Mhoon Welcomes Fair Visitors Greetings to Fair Visitors of the 16th annual Mississippi Negro State Fair. Door to Door Scrap Drive To Stare Oct. 19 A new Intensified drive will start October 19, the Jackson Salvage for Victory Committee has announced. This committee, cooperating with the Citizen’s Service Corps, will make a door to door scrap collection drive to bring the scrap quota of metal, rubber and rags up. The tin can Sal vage Drive and the Key Campaign will operate as separat units. Salvage se.ap is so 'vital a pare of the war effort that'plants trrn ing out guns and tanks and sh.n‘; are absolutely dependent on this source of metal for their operation!, says the salvage committes, in urging ev ery home to yield its share of scrap for victory. This is one contribution they declared that no citizen can de ny his country. WHAT IS SCRAP? Junk. Unless broken, discarded. As individuals we don’t need it. As a Nation we do need it so desperately that our dstiny may hang on the speed with which we get it in. On the seven seas and in foreign lands men are fighting and dying eo pre serve our way of life. Can we let them down? You know the answer WE WIL LNOT! Some scrap materials are Scrap I ron and steel, rubber tin, copper bra ss lead zinc, iluminum, burlap man ila rope rags waste fats andgreaeses. Tin cans anu waste paper in some sections. WHERE TO LOOK FOR SCRAP Like gold, scrap is where you find it, and there is scarcely a single homfe, farm or place of business that will not yield a sizeable amount. In the home may be found: Beds, made of metal, Electric co^ds that con tain copper wire. Electric toas ters, iron, heaters, fans, etc. Door knobs hinges, keys, locks, trim spr ings, old knives, pans, pots and scis sors. Lamps and metal lighting fixtures metal ash trays bowls, statutes, 'Va ses, metal porch and garden furni ture; Radios broken parts made of metal; old coal stoves, furnace par ts, Radiators, plumbing fixtures, re frigerators, steam boilers, old tools water heaters etc. HOW EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS One copper kettle yields enough copper for 84 rounds of automatic rifle amunition. One did car battery supplies enou gh lead needed in thre 3 inch anti aircraft guns. On old bucket will make three ba yontees. One single bicycle tire and tube will give rubber enough for the insula tion of six army radio sets. Two pounds of kitchen fats makecs enough glycerine to fire five anti-tank shells. The aluminum in a washing mach ine will build 21 four pound incen diary bombs. One old shovel will help make four mand grenades. An »old plow furnishes enough scrap;steel for 100 75mm armor pier cing shells. ? “VICTORY” TO BE THEME OF 16th ANNUAL STATE FAIR OCT. 19-24 Congratulates Fair Issue According to an announcement ma de last week bq officials of the Mis sissippi Negro Agricultural Exhibit j Corporation, the 16th annual Exposi tion of the Mississippi Negro State Fair will be held during the week of October 19-24 at the Negro Fair Grounds in Jackson. This year according to the officials the fair will be devoted entirely to the war efforts with VICTORY as its theme. Realizing the importance of food for agricultural products to the nation s war effort and to our ultimate vic tory in the present struggle, the of ficials of the Fair have obtained the full cooperation of the Cooperative Extension work in Agriculture and Home Economic of tire State, with the hope of having the exhibits of food production, food preserving, both ed ucational and instructive to the ex tent that they may be put into pra ctice during the present emergency. Boys and girls clubs, community organizations etc., have also been lis ted under this program. The Fair will officially open on Monday morning, Ocvtober 19. In the past it has opened with a mammoth Progress Parade. At this writing our paper has had no official announce ment concerning the parade, however it is likely that if there is a parade it will folllow the same route that it has in the past. Negroes Urged Take Active Part In Nations Production Battle Negro workers long employed in strtegic occupations and industries and others entering the war plants for the first time were urged this week to assume fundamental respon sibilities in America’s battle for pro duction. This advice was given by Dr. Robert C. Weaver, Chief of the Negro Manpower Service, Wax Man power Commission, in an address be fore a rally at the National Smelting Company in Cleveland, O., on Satur day, October 10. Citing specific ga ins made by Negro workers in war production employment in'recent mon ths, Dr. Weaver declared: “Regardless of current practices and in spite of existing attitudes, Negroes will be used in many occu pations in the months to come, they will be employed because they are needed and a nation at war must avail itself of their service. Those of you who have been employed in stra tegic occupations and industries in the past no less than those who enter new places in the future have two fundamental responsibilities. The first and most important, is your respon sibility as American citizeis to do your best to win this war. The sec ond is to illustrate by your efficiency by your work habits and by your gen eral conduct that the colored work er, when given an opportunity is effi cient and desirablev Alcorn Club Has First Meeting Of Session The Aim well Club held its first meeting of the year Sunday night, October 11, at the home of the Pres ident, Mrs. W. B. Nelson. The fol Mrs. W. B. Nelson, Pres., Mrs. O. W. Sanders, Vive- Pref Mrs. Clar lowing officers were elected: ence Wilson, Secretary; Mrs. Martin Lee, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. P. S. Bowles, Theasurer; Mrs. M. F. Row man Chaplain; Mrs. William H. Bell, Music Directress; and Mrs. W. A. Flowers, Reporter. Plans were made for the year’s program and Mrs. W. A. Flowers was elected as delegate to the State Federation to be held in Jackson October 30. Mrs. George Bacon, Jr. and Mrs. H. L. Thompson were the new members present Other members attending, aside from those mentioned amove were Mrs. M. J. Lyells and Mrs. A. T. Busby. Mrs. J. Z. Smith State Dental Hygenist and sister of Mrs. Lyells, was a visitor. DK. L,. T. MILiJLKK Physician - Surgeon Yazoo City, Miss Baptists Pledge All-Out Aid In War Effort At Convention Negro Baptists of the state assem bled in Edwards last week at a me eting of the Baptist Congress which was held in the Friendship Baptist Chnrch, pledged their all-out aid in the War Effort. Leaders from Nash ville Tenn, St. Louis, Chicago and ’Memphis were present to take part in the meeting . Rev. J. W. Gayden of Greenwood was elected president of the orga nization for a two year period. Among other things he said, when he delivered his annual message to the assembly was, “World War” II was thrust upon us; Japan stabbed us in the back and Uncle Sam struck at them. We see and hear the S. O. S. and Negro Americans who have proved their loyalty in every conflict from Boston Commons to Pearl Har bor are 100 per cent with him today tomorrow whenever our country’s li berty is threatened. He can count on us; we are ever ready with our brawn, money, prayers and last but in no wise least, with our life’s blood. Sally Reynolds, Jim Hill P. T. A. Notes • Plans for the current school year were made by the Sally Reynolds, Jim School P. T. A. Thursday af ternoon, October 8th at their first meeting of the year. Presided over by the president, Mrs. W. O. Bla lock, the group made plans to support the program of the school in every way. Last year, it was pointed out that with the cooperation of the PTA the Sally Reynolds-Jim Hill School led the whole system of colored scho ols in pupil daily atendance. This year the program includes su pport of scrap collection by school children, dental correction for under priviledged children, sale of defense stamps in the neighborhood and plans for raising finance for impdoving the school's playground equipment. Prof. Walton and Miss Haley were put in charge of * working out the details of the P. T. A.s program for the year. Mrs. Z. Moman, state president was guest speaker for theoccasion, and her remarks were greatly prized. Be sides Mrs. Moman’s address, the pro gram for the evening included vo cal numbers by members of the fa culty, a welcome to new members on behalf of the teachers by Miss I. G. Michael and remarks by Principal Marsahall and local chapter presi dent Mrs. Blalock. Miss R. Powell served as Pianist for the occasion. Meetings will be held twice mon thly. Mrs. W. O. Blalock, Pres. Mr. Luther Marshall, Principal.