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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.

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