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JlL THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE IT VOLUME 4, N0.37 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS CONDEMNS LYNCHING, GOVERNOR JOHNSON ASKS FOR UNITY PEOPLES UNDERTAKING COMPANY QUALIFIES SELL WAR BONDS In keeping with their policy of ren dering the greatest service possible to their race, community and na tion and to do their utmost in the promotion of the sales of U. S. War Saving Bonds and Stamps to Negroes of the city and state, The Peoples Undertaking Company, Jackson, Miss, recently applied for an application to qualify as a designated agent for the sales of Bonds, under the terms of the Treasury Form 1785. This week the application was pas sed on and this progressive and en terprising business became the first Negro Business in the state to be so authorized. The service rendered by the Peoples Undertaking Company is performed as a patrotic contribution to the na tion's War Effort and without com pensation in any form the Govern ment of the United States of Amer ica. The Certificate of Qualification be ars the seal of the Treasury of the United States of America and is si gned by Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Se cretary of the Treasury. It was co untersigned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Fiscal agent of the United States. \ This Certificate of qualification gi ves the Peoples Undertaking Co.,the authority to sell War Savings Bonds in the denomination of $25., $50., $100. and $500. According to E. W. Banks, Pres ident of the Company, the first Bond sold by the company was to Mr. A. W. Wells, Railway Mail Clerk who is outstanding in business and civic affairs of the state. The second bond sold, according to Mr. Banks, was to Mr. Willie J. Mil ler, Owner and Editor of the Missis sippi Enterprist. Mr. Banks is chairman og the Hi nds County Negro War Saving Com mittee, and he states that the pur pose of the committee is to stimulate he War Stamps and Bonds Campa ign among t'he Negro Citizens of Jackson and Hinds County. The Committee is primarily inter ested in reaching the large group of Negro men, women and children, who have not been and are not being di rectly touched by the program in its many phases. Mr. Banks states that pledges eo buy more bonds have been received from many professional men and wo men from all indications Negroes thruout the city and state will show their appreciation of the srvice be ing rendered by The Peoples Under taking Company by buying more bonds. War Savings Bonds may be bou ght at Peoples Undertaking Company every day in the week between the hours of 9 A. M. and 5 P. M. Urges Orderly With drawal from Jobs, Farm Lt. Colont1 Lawrence W Long, sta te director of selective service annou nced today, the necessity for a sys tem of orderly withdrawals from in dustry and agriculture to meet the re quirements of the armed forces with out impairing war production is no ted at this time. Single registrants and registrants with wives only must of necessity be called to the colors. Many of these men now occupy positions as “necess ary men”. They are entitled to defer ments for such a period of time as is necessary for a replacement to be secured of trained. As a result of this orderly process of withdrawals manning tables have been designed to provide a standard basis for gran ting necessary deferments within an industry, plant or farm for a period according to the relative essentiality of the jobs therein. It is important that such tables be prepared by in dustry and agriculture based on jobs and not individuals. When completed it shows a grouping of jobs from top to bottom with a definite graduation of training and skill required to fill the positions. All employers of Mis sissippi, engaged in a necessary ac tivity are urged to study such a plan with the idea of inventorying ‘their jobs and the necessity for securing of training replacement* now. Scout Officers Named, A. L. Price, Comm’snr. At the concluding session of their service training course Friday at Mt. H( m Baptist Church, Rev. A. L. Rice was elected commissioner of the col ored division of the Boy Scouts; o ther officers being, R. L. T. Smith Chairman and Rev. Whalon Black- ! man, Vice Chairman. j Thes men will provide the leader ship for the troops and committees which are assuring Jackson of one of the outstanding colored scouting programs of the nation. Featuring the conclusion of the I training sesions, Mr. R. E. Steen, ! chairman of the Boy Scout training committee of the Andrew Jackson Council, and an officer in the Miss issippi Office of Civilian Defense, presented two films upon work of the OCD, and presented certificates to thoes men completing the course. The next step is the presentation of training as messengers to the sco uts in the respective Troops. Under the guidance of the grfaduates of this course, with the further collab oration of the OCD Jackson’s OCD messenger service will be adequate messenger service will be augmented This service is made possible thro ugh the fact that the boy scouts of America locally are apart of the Co munnity Chest. State Women In One Day Session “Club Women Serving in a War Tom World” is the theme of the one day convention to be held in Jack I son by the Mississippi Federation of Colored Women’s Club October 30th. Women from over 50 clubs represen ting evtery section of the State will be in attendance. The day sessions will be given over to business and routine reports. A special program featuring past jresidents and the Junior Federation has been scheduled for the evening meeting. Throughout the day various departments will sponsor special pro grams. The Arts and Education de partments will hold their annual ex hibits. Enthusiasm is high among the club women because of the recent culmin ation of a 20 yearf old drive to es tablish a home for delinquent Negro children. At it’s last biennial session the State Legislature provided for such an institution. Recently a bo ard of Trustees was appointed by Governor Paul B. Johnson. The major interest of the assoc iation is now directed towards the maintaining of a recreation at Clin ton, Mississippi. The center has been in operation for several pears and Wi s used last summer by church and Sunday School gfroups boy scouts, 4-H Clubs and welfare workers for camping, fishing and picnicing. FEDERAL SCRAP Federal buildings throughout the country have yielded 2,240 tons of scrap, with the work con tinuing, The Above is a picture of the Con gregation of the Pleasant Green Ba ptist Church of Holmes County, Rev. M. Shepherd in front near center with hand bag is the very progressive pas tor and on this day he ministered the ordinance of Baptism to a larger number. Rev. Shepherd is one of the mose progressive of all our Negro prea chers. He preached the doctrine of the Here Now as well as the Here After. He teaches his flock the ec onomical principal of self support and the necessity of building great business institueions for the race. Others in the picture are Rev. Phi llips Greenwood, Rev. Dearon, Pas tor of Mt. Mariah and also on the cut is the optstanding pastor of the famous Zion City Baptist Church and other distinguished guests. Traveler’s Aide Group To Meet At Central M. E. Church Tuesday According to Rev. A. L. Holland, the first training period for the young colored women who have volunteered to serve at the information service station at the I. C. Railroad wait ing room, which will be conducted under the sponsorship of the Travel er’s Aid, one of the Agencies of the U. S. C. will be held at Central M. E. Church, Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. Two hours a week is asked of the volunteer each week. The hours will be from 11 A. M. to 5 P. M. daily, inclu ding Sunday, but no one is asked to serve on duty longer than two hours. All ladies who have registered with Rev. Holland are asked to be present promptly at 8: at Central M. E. Chu rch, Tuesday. Editor Recovering After Gun Wound Friends of W. J. Miller, Editor of the Mississippi Enterprise, will be happy to know that he is resting ni cely after receiving a gun shot wound in the left leg, Tuesday evening. The accident occured when Mr. Mil ler entered a room where two men were having trouble. Sam Thomas, one af the men attempted to draw his gun from a pocket and it went off, hitting Miller in the leg. Mr. Miller is now confined at the Green Annex, Baptist Hospital. Canton News New Bethel has recently closed their revival which was a big succ ess. It was conducted by Rev. A. R. Davis. Eleven members were added to the church one for baptism. Many raised during the week was $157.21. New Bethel thank their many friends and visitors for their splendid coop eration in this meeting . The funeral of Miss Katie Mae Lyse was held Sunday at 11 o’clock at New Bethel, with the pastor, Rev. B. D. Davis, officiating. Burial was in Pelehatchie Cemetery. The Y. W. A. Club met at the home of Mrs. Alberta Pennington with a nice crowd present. Those on the sick list are Mrs. Su sie Conely, Mrs. Laura Henley. Th eir friends are glad to know that Mrs. Orleane Morrow is able to be up and out again. Mrs. Margaret Tucker, formerly of Canton who makes her home in Jac kson, spent the weekend visiting her friends. Mr. Johnnie Williams and friends spent Sunday in Jacksin visiting Mr. Rev. Fred Smith spentthe weekend William Fenderson. here visiting friends. Madison County Negro Fair is go ing on here and everyone is seeming to be enjoying it. Mr. E. G. Estes enjoyed Sunday School with South Liberty and also St. Paul last Sunday. • Hundreds Attend Opening Of the New Stevens’ Inn “The night was filled with music— and the cares that infest the day,— folded their tents like Arabs, and si lently stole away.”...Yes, that’s ex actly what happened last Thursday night, when hundreds of pleasure se ekers packed the New Stevens Inn and for the night forgot all cares. From the moment the doors-opened ?t 9:00 and the first 50 couples were given silver dollars until the wee ho urs of the morning every buest seem ed to have had but one purpose, to eat, drink, and be meery. Tae New Stevens Inn, located on Pocahontas Road, Highway 49 is wi thout a doubt the most beautiful place -of its kind in this section. From the front door to the back one is struck by the perfect harmony of the place, there’s not a single di cordant note to be found. On entering the place you find your self in the Blue Room,a lovely and spacious place that reflects the quiet and refined taste of the owners. A cross the south side of this room is a counter and stools, so popular with the young guests. The Blue Room also provides table accomodations and for those guests who desire a bit more privacy, comfortable and cozy booths have been placed along the north side of the room. Through an archway guests may pass into the Red Room and it is here that you find ascene that is breath-taking inits beauty, its per fection. Knowing the Stevens, their friends expected something bautiful but nothing quit so pleasing to the eye as the famous Stevens’ Red Ro om. A spacious streamlined kitchen, cle an modern rest rooms for ladies and gentlemen and a room reserved for those guests who desire to have their party all to themselves, com pletes the Inn and makes the South’s Finest place of its kind. HOPEWELL NEWS Mrs. Lillie Harris of Hopewell was a visitor in West Columbia in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Ben jamin a few Sundays ago. Ehe re ports a most enjoyable visit. Miss Helen Smith of Hopewell was a vis itor in Terry in the home of her un cle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Taylor. She reports a most enjoy able visit. Mrs. Annie Smith of Jack son left recently for Maywood where she expects to make her future home. Her friends wish for her much success Miss Mildred Taylor of Terry is lea ving for Madabenia, Miss., to visit one of her aunts. We wish for her an enjoyable visit. Mrs. James Smith and daughter were called to Crystal Springs to the bedside of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Bell who has been suffering from a spider bite it is said that she is resting some better at this writing. Gatesville News The Egypt Hill Sunday School was one of success and was called to or der, Sunday October 18 with 4 classes being taught by Mr. T. H. Willis, Mrs. M. C. Lackey, Mr. Leo Ayers, NO NEGRO PROBLEM, SAYS GOVERNOR, PATRIOTISM NEEDED As an aftermath of the recent lynchings of the two 14 year old Ne gro boys in Shubuta in Clarke County the lyncring of Howard Wash, farm hand near Laurel, Jones County, Gov ernor Paul B. Johnson released the following plea for unity of all Mis sissippians, this week. “Mississippians: The time for un ity, sober thinking, sound judgement and patrotism is at hand. It has pre vailed in. the past, and with the strain of the war, our efforts should be re doubled to see that it remains stead fast in these trying times. “Left without outside influences, the citizens of Mississippi have li ved happily together. There are some disturbing elements at work now whi ch have in mind only one purpose, that of aiding the Axis powers. These influences are not working for the betterment of any one group of Mis sissippians, but seeking to create un rest and unhappiness among a once happy and united folk. “Because of reports of various mo vements, a feeling of unrest has been created, and it is not for the good of our people. As governor of the state I call on the citizens of ev ery race and walk of life to fight off these disturbing elements and to con tinue in our way of life. ‘There is talk of a “Negro Prob lem”. The only problem of the Negro is to earn a living for himself and family. This administration has at tempted to tackle the real Negro problem, and the records will show that more has been given for schools welfare and other programs destined to aid our colored citizens. If the Ne in the Governor’s bffice, he has one now. “In a cooperative manner let’s get to the root of the evil and blast from our borders the disturbing influen ces and elements. We have lived hap pily in the past and will so continue if left alone to adjust our bwn affairs. As Governor, I say let there be unity. Governor Johnson’s vicious condem ing of the lynchers and his public promise to do everything possible to see that the guilty parties were apprehended and punished, does not come as a surprise to Negroes in Mis sissippi, for few Negroes have forgot ten the Governor’s address at the State Civilian Defense Program held at Lanier High School, June 11, 1942 when as the first Mississippi Gover nor to address a Negro audience in 60 years, he promised them, that so long as God gove him strength and the ability to do so, he would work, with all his heart for the common interest of each and every one of his consti tuency, regardless to race, color or creed; stating at the close of his address that he knew of but one justice for all people, whether they were black as crows or white as snow. Club Women Evtend Personal Invitation To All Jacksonians The Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs will meet at Central M. E. Church, Friday, Oct. 30 and the club women are inviting friends to attend all sessions which will be brimful of information rela tive to the work by the organiza tion so long. The night session will summarize the efforts of the past twenty years featuring the living presidents whose administration fell within this period. All sessions are free and the pub lic is invited and expected. Mrs. M. M. Hubert, Pres. Mrs. A. M. Rerman, Asst. Sec. WAAC Representative To Be at Central Church A representative of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps of the U. S. Army will be prfesent at Central M. E. Church, Thursday evening, *0 ctober 29 at 7:30, to give information to any young women desirous of join ing this branch of the service. A certain number of negro women are needed and the women of Jack son are asked to be present at this meeUa Thursday night. J Sugar Stamp 9 Good For 3 Pounds Nov. 1st. Sugar rationing stamp 9, valid on November 1, will cover a six weeks period, allowing each consumer three poundr, according to John D. Wise, state rationing officer. The new stamp, expiring December 15, makes no change in the weight allowed per person, Mr. Wise pointed out. The basic ration remains at half pound per person per week. December allotments for industrial users have been set at 70 per cent of the basic 1941 consumption, institu tional users are allotted 60 per cent of their corresponding 1041 consum ption. Allotment For Children Given in Share The Meat Program The Food Requirements Committee today suggested weekly meat alot ments for chidren under the Govem ment’s voluntary Share the Meat Pro gram, Children under six years of age may receive weekly 3-4 pound of beef, pork, veal lamb or mutton,. For each child between the age of six and twelve, an allotment of 1-2 pound weekly of the same meats wes approved by the committee. The committee also announced that sausages are to be included in the 2 1-2 pounds of meat to which ev ery adult is asked to limit himself. Poultry, liver, tongue, sweetbeads, kidneys, brains, tripe, hearts, knu ckles and fish are not included. Jackson Has Second Colored Nurses Aide Class In Whole U. S. A. The impressive program and exer cises, held Tuesday evening at the Central M E. Church, and at which 26 young Negro women were present certificates as graduate nurses aids, gave to Jackson its first graduate Nurse’s Aides Class and to the U nited States, the second such class. It was with great pride that Nurse Elizabeth F. Pillars, presented this class to Jackson and the nation. This Nurses Aides class was spon sored by the Hinds County Chapter of the American FRed Cross and has the distinction of not only being the largest class, white or colored to have graduated in Jackson, but the second Negro class to graduate in‘the coun try. f ollowing the processionad the cla ss was introduced by its instructor, Mrs. Pillars. The short program that that followed consisted of a reading “The History of the Red Cross” gi ven by Mrs. Carrie Shepherd, What the Course has meant to us, by Miss Minne Farish and the singing of the Nurses Hymn by the group. Timely and interesting remarkh were made by white representatives of the Red Cross. After the presentation of the cer tificates and the recessional the gra duating class and their guests went to the Shepherd’s Kitchenette where a Banquet had been prepared in their honor. Special guests at the Banquet was Mr. U. Pillars, husband of Nurse Pil lars, Rev. and Mrs. Holland, Rev. Keeling, Rev. Jones and Mrs. S. M. Harvey. Remarks of praise to the class were made by Rev. Keeling. Miss A. D. Ayers. Rev. Thomas was demonstrator and the lesson was re viewed by Rev N. C. Lackey. The New Hope and Brushey Cr ak Association held its annual meeting, Oct. 15-17.. Many visitors and frien ds report a fine session. The next setting of the association will be at Redbone M. B. Church, October 1943. The pastor is Rev. W. L. Gates of Collins. Mr. C. A.Ayers was a vis itor in Jackson the weekend with his daughter and husband, Mr and Mrs. A. Brown of 203 E. Hamilton.