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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
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
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
Rev Bartee, Sweetie
Johnson, Wins In
Damage Suits
Ret;. Harry Bartee of Brandon, Miss,
was awarded $500.00 damage last
® week against the Tri-State Bus Co.,
and R. Worthy of Brandon as a re
sult of Worthy striging Bartee when
he sought information concerning the
bus schedule in order to make the
trip to Canton Miss., to attend the
recently held Methodise District Con
ference. '
Mrs. Sweetie Johnson also rece
sustained by her falling as she was
getting off a bus of the Jackson City
Lines Bus Company.
Attpmey S. D. Redmond represen
ted both Rev. Bartee and Mrs. John
Editor Welcomes
Fair Visitors
* < ',:i 'lAiti ' '.■■■'$&■•■
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
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
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
Call Jackson College for further in
formation concerning the Carnival.
School Head
Welcomes Fair Visitors
Principal of Lanier High School,
Mississippi’s Leading Negro High
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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. ?
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.
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
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
Mrs. W. O. Blalock, Pres.
Mr. Luther Marshall, Principal.

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