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Negro Soldiers Sent
To Ft. Wood For Basic
Training Course
Twenty thre negro soldiers from
Mississippi who recently entered the
military service have arrived at the
engineer replacement training center
at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for train
""They are: Jack, Shepherd, Harper
sville, Jimmie Laurrie, Jackson, Jo
hn Nelson, Hub; Albert Miller, Jack
son; Fred Painmore, Blaine; John S.
Johnson, Hillsboro; James Daniels,
Qreenwood; Mayor Parker, Zula; Ike
Boss, Liberty; Johnnie Brooks, Shel
by; Spence Barrett, Decatur; Jack
Batups, Louise; Robert Brown, Scott;
Hosey Barance, Greenwood; Bob Co
oper, Weir; Bill Craft, Magee; Ail
W. Bell, Durant; Dennis Alexander,
Sidon; George H. Archie, Leland; Em
itt S. Baker, Louise; William M. Jef
ferson, Jackson; Allie Richards, Jac
kson and Cleven Price, Prentiss.
and Mrs. Joe Lewis and
McKinzie and wife went to Hatues
burg Sunday. They visited a number
of friends and report a very pleasant
A party of young folk made up or
the following, Misses Ester Cobbins
and Dora Woodson of Jackson and
Mr. Walter Washington and Mr. Sm
ith Moore of this city motored to
Philadelphia Sunday afternoon to vi
sit Miss Ruth Cobbins who is teaching
Mrs. Annettie Beacham went to
New Orleans Monday evening to vi
sit her sister and other friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hill were
Visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Hill
A supper was given Sunday night at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Var
danian in honor of Willie Ellis. Guests
were Anna Bell Webb, Leonard Wat
son, Louise Noland, Cornelia Parish
Walter Washington. Inez Ellis and
Charles Dobbs, County agent of cop
iah county.
Mr. Porter Wynn left Tuesday for
Chicago where he plans to live for
some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Griffin of Nat
albany, La., were visitors in the Was
hington and Williams home recently.
Mr. Park Washington is operating
the Valley Store; He invites the pub
lic to trade with him.
Friday evening the 9th grade enjoy
ed a party at the home of Mrs. Myr
tle Robinson.
Among the school children who
went to Jgckson for the fair were:
Misses Dorothy Harris, Polk Washin
gton Jessie Mae Lee, Mr. Willie Ellis.
Crystal Springs News
Miss Ruthshell Gayton left Thurs
day for Chicago where she will spend
se/eral weeks with her cousin Mrs.
Pauline Adams.
After spending three, weeks with
her grandmother, Mrs. Delie Lofton
and aunts, Miss Mae Fielda Lofton
and Mrs. Mary Crimmin, Miss Mary
Mullin has returned to Chicago where
she is employed doing defense work.
Mrs. Mattie Richardson and sister
Mrs. Hattie Wolfe attended the Ann
ual Carnival at Jackson College.
Mrs. Bessie Weathersby of Chica
go is here on a thirty day visit. She
is now visiting in the home of Mrs.
Maevei Willey and her aunt Mrs. Ma
ry Lloyd, Mrs. Weathersby was be
fore her marriage to M{\ Bennie We
athersby, Miss Bessie Lloyd, daugh
ter of Mr. Charle Lloys. Mrs. Wea
thersby will be glad to meet her many
good friends.
Nnmber of Crystal Springs boys
who were on their 14 days furlough
left for Camp Shelby Friday. Among
them were Robert Frank, William Ne
al Lonnie Nelson, George Turner.
The many friends of Mrs. Emily
Parker Brown are sorry to hear that
she is on the sick list and wish for
her a speedy revovery.
Rev. Davis af the M. E. Church
and wife, left for the Annual Confer
ence Wednesday morning which will
be held at Gloster, Miss. Rev. and
Mrs. G. W. Tillman of the A. M. E.
church also left Wednesday morning
for their annual session which will be
held at McComb.
Navy To Interview
Negro Tradesmen
Lt. C. B. Parrett of the U. S. Navy
Construction Battallion will be at the
Navy recruiting station 5th floor of
the Post Office building Jackson Mis
sissippi on November 3, 4, 11, 23, 28,
and 29 for the purpose of interview
ing and assigning ratings to Negro
skilled tradesmen.
Lieutenant Parrett states that ra
tings may be secured by men who
can qualify in the following trades:
Electricians officer’s cooks, officer’s
stewards, deckhands, drillers, black
smiths, carpenters, construction wo
rkers concrete workers firemen gas
and diesel repairmen mechanics oilers
pipe layers riggers, steel workers
sheet metal workers telephone and
switchboard men welders wharf buil
ders engine operators painters and
water tenders.
Before an applicant is given an in
terview by Lt. Parrett, he must pass
the physical examination and submit
three employers references. This ho
wever does not make him obligated
to join jjie navy if he is not satisfied
►wTtlLt$ie:.>^rting given.
'*^£*r~ma.y make application for the
Navy Construction battalion at the
Main station in Jackson,or at either
one of the following substations:
Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Meridian, Grs
nada, Natchez, Greenville Gulfport or
Oxford. Although you have been call
ed to report for induction by your
Selective Service Board you may still
volunteer far the Navy Don’t wait,
join today.
I have been taught by my fore par
ents that a stitch in time saves nine,
and from my experience I have found
that this is really true. It has been
two months since I brought you a
report of my community’s activities.'
After fi’Ve weeks of hard work ab
out 200 miles from home I have been
blessed to return home safe and have
taken an active part in the 27th an
nual Session of Brusljtey Creek, New
Hope Association which closed Satur
day night.
My husban, Rev. E. G. Berry and
Rev. W. L. Gates left for McComb
to carry out the fall meeting at the
Rocky Point B. C. Sometimes during
our 3rd. Sunday meeting, just before
our pastor Rev. E. G. Robinson be
gan his sermon, I discocered I had
a fine case of the mumps. My fri
ends, Mrs. N. E. Johnson, Ida Craft
Offie Brown, Emma Haley, Mr. D.
H. Haley carried me to the home of
my parents, Rev. and Mrs. R. J. Ja
ckson of Hopewell and they and my
sister Eunice, her children, D. J. Es
sie Ree, Mary Lee, spared no pains
in waiting on me. I thank Mrs. Lit
tle Harris for the nice plate lunch
she brought me also the other tokes.
I also thank Mrs. Lue ella for her
token. May the Lord bless all my
friends. After ?. weeks illness I re
turned to my home on the 4th Sunday
just in time to keep Jack frost from
lrillinor w> xt Koonfifnl Kav flAiiforo TT'vm _
ends of Mrs. Anna Dixon are sorry to
hear of her illness and wish for her
a speedy recovery. Mrs. Idella Sandi
fer’s little daughter, Rubysteen has
returned home from hard work. Ho
pewell Court No. 118 meet the 1st.
Friday in each month at 2 P. M.
All members are asked to be present.
We are closing our years work get
ting ready for the New Year.
191,000 State Negro
Youth Receive Lunches
Of the more than one million negro
youngsters who uarticipate din the
Community school lunch program last
school year, 191,063 were Mississip
pians, according to figures from a
survey made last March by the Agri
cultural Marketing Administration
which were released this week by the
IT. S. Department of Agriculture.
Covering 15,661 schools attended by
Negro youths, the nationwide sur
vey reveals that 1,140,784 or 19 per
cent of the 6,200,000 children who
received lunches under the program
were colored. The total number of
Mississippi Negro schools participat
ing in the program was 2,770.
j Mississippi Conducting
Manpower Salvage
.Program for Industry
Mississippi is conducting a man
power salvage program which men
unfit for the armed forces or war
industries are being rehabilitated.
The state director of the selective
I serveice system in announcing bene
[ fits derived from the program said
| that it lengthens the day when it
will be ncessary to induct married
men with children into service. Co
[ operating in the work is the state
| board of health and the state depart
| ment of education. H
The elevation of the physical and
mental level of the population is
noted in the enormous benefit deri
ved from this plan, Lt. Colonel Long
said. Under it, many thousands of
men are being claimed who were ve
nereals or illiterates or permanently
Lt. Col. Long explained that the
reclamation work is being done am
ong those rejected for various causes
the largest kroup being venereals of
which 17,314 were turned down be
cause or sypmiiis.
At present there are 12,800 regis
trants under treatment for syphillis,
with an additional 2600 already re
habilitated and awaiting induction by
by the various county draft boards.
Approximately 2000 are being recla
imed monthly under the program.
Others have not been located since
being rejected, but as field men con
tact them, they are being ordered
to take the necessary treatments.
Around 5000 have enrolled since
January 1, in the program to rehab
ilitate illiterates, with 1400 already
certified to the boards as ready for
Lt. Col. Long said the illiteracy
work was being fostered under the
Governor’s commission and headed by
J. S. Vandiver, state superintendent
of education. Work is being done in
54 of the 82 counties, with registrants
being rehabilitated in eight weeks
The smallest group of rejects is
with 1126 now enrolled in classes han
among those permanently defective,
died by the vocational education di
Approximately 600 of the perman
ently defectives have been rehabili
tated during the past year.
I wish to express my sincere thanks
to my many friends who have been
so kind to me during my recent illness
The daily visits, the many kind mes
sages and beautiful flowers have done
much to make my stay in the hospi
tal almost pleasant.
Willie J. Miller
Up For Promotion
Edgar L. Stuckey, son of Mrs. Be
atrice D. Stuckey, N. Gallatin St.
Jackson, Miss., and the late J. A.
Stuckey. He was inducted in January,
1942 promoted to grade of Cpl. in May
and is now awaiting promotion to
Techincal Sergeant or Operation Se
rgeant within a few weeks.
He is already acting in that place
but is awaiting official announcement
Cpl. Stuckey’s duties are secretary
to S-3 Major and typist for Battilion
training schedule. When he receives
his promotion to technical sergeant
he will then be next to the highest
non commissioned officer.
Friends in Jackson are especially
proud of young Stuckey’s and wish
for him continued success.
» _
Atty. General Biddle
Orders Investigation
Of Miss. Lynchings
Attorney General Biddle said this
week he had ordered an investigation
of the Mississippi Lynchings by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assuming investigation develops a
case, relentless prosecution will fol
low, the Attorney said.
The victims of the lynchings were
Howard V ish., 45 of Laurel, woh had
already been convicted of murder and
two 14 year old negro boys, Charles
Lang and Ernest Green, both of Shu
The friends of Mrs. Lula Bell Tho
rnton, owner of the Lula Bell’s Bea
uty Shoppe, are happy to know that
she is convalesing after having un
dergone a major operation recently.
Mrs. Thornton is president of the
Mississippi Independent Beauticians
Association, and owner of one of Mis
sissippi’s'finest Beauty Establish
By Bureau of Public Relations. U. S. War Dept., Wash., D. 0. '
Look out, Japs! The grin on the Louisville, Kentucky, bodes no good
face of Pfc Robert M. Adams, of for any enemy he faces.
Indictment Returned
In Peonage Case
Attorney General Francis Biddle a
nnounced today that a Federal Grand
Jury sitting in the eastern districe
of Texas, at Tyler on October 6, 1942
returned an indictment in two counts
charging Wylie Page, Longview Texas
and C. M. Weaver, Town Marshall,
the Federal Anti-Peonage Statute.
Page and Weaver are charged with
unlawfully, willfully and feloniously
arresting causing to be arrested and
holding in a condition of peonage
a Negro Robert Carraway, pending
payment of a $63.00 debt.
Penalties under this statute are
imprisonment for not more than five
years or a fine of not more than
five thousand dollars or both on each
The investigation was originally co
mmenced upon information furnished
by a white citizen of Dallas Texas.
According to the statement of the
alleged victim he had worked on Pa
ges farm near Long View Texas for
more than four years.
Finding himself, as he thought free
I of debt to Page he went to Dallas
although he was forced to sneak away
from Pages construction camp at
Hawkins Texas, for fear that he wou
ld beat me and carry me back to
the farm. Shortly thereafter it was
Said Page induced Weaver the Haw
kins town marshal, to have Carraway
arrested on a false charge, removed
from Dallas to Hawkins and taken
to Page’s office there. After Carra
way had been beaten by Page, Page
charged Carraway with owing him
$13.00 plus $50.00 for Weavers ex
penses and ordered him back to his
form to work until the debt was paid
After three weeks, Carraway again
This case is a continuation of the
determined policy of the Department
of Justice to thoroughly investigate
and vigorously prosecute all compl
aints involving peonage and involun
tary servitude.
The case was handled for the De
; partment of Justice by Steve M. Ki
! Eastern district of Texas. The Gra
ing, United States Attorney for the
nd Jury investigation was requested
by Assistant General Windell Bergo.
Little Zion observed their regular
pastorial day Sunday with Rev. L. L.
Cobbins being the speaker for the 11
o’clock service. Rev. L. E. Johnson
preached at night. Rev. Johnson was
accompanied up here by his wife.
Mt. Zion C’hoir and pastor, Rev. P.
T. Parker rendered service at Little
Zion Sunday evening.
The 4 Aces rendered a progfram
at Deemer, Miss., Sunday. They re
| port an enjoyable time.
The Sunday School Social given
Thursday night in honor of Class No.
7 by class no. 6 and the other classes
was very successful. A fine time was
had by all present.
The 4 Aces will render service at
New Bethel this week.
Mr. Earl Cotton and Mr. and Mrs.
Hemphill spent'the weekend in Tch
ula visiting relatices and friends.
' Mr. Huston Hidelburg is ill this we
ek. Friends hope for him a speedy re
covery. We cant get along without
him. He is supt. of our Sunday School.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed, Jones spent the
weekend in Philadelphia visiting re
latives and friends. While there they
mi tired to Deemer to attend a pro
gram rendered by the 4 Aces.
Pvt. James Odeal who is stationed
at New Orleans sent a special requ
est for his pastor Rev. L. E. John
son to pray for him. His other friends
are asked to remember him in their
Mrs. Tannie Crossey daughters and
Mrs. Julia Riley spent Sunday in Ja
ckson visiting relatives. While there
they visited many interesting places.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemon Godboldt spent
the weekend here with Mrs. Godboldts
parents and friends. This young cou
ple lives in Jackson.
Miss May Alice Collier spent the
weekend with her sister Mrs. Maggie
Mrs. Estella Stowell who lives with
her son and daughter in law is now
Beginning Monday morning, Nov
ember 2, Jackson will join in with
members of the past Arcanum Temple
of the Knights and daughters of Ta
bor in welcoming this great organi
zation to our city, in its 53rd An
nual Grand Session,
Thousands of members of the orga
nization are expected to attend and
no pains have been spared by the
Jackson Temples in making ready
for the entertainment of these visit
The daily session will be held at
New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Maple
St., Rev. J. H. Robinson, Pastor.
The five days program as outlined
is as follows:
Monday evening, November 2, 6:
P. M. Conferring the twelfth de
gree onnew Presidents and Deputies.
Opening of war bond campaign, as
signments to homes. Announcements.
Tuesday, November 3, 10. A. M.
Roll Call, Ceremonial opening. Com
mittee appointments. 6:30 P. M. Lo
cal program. Welcome on behalf of
the city, my his honor Mayor Scott,
other welcome addresses; Response to
Welcomes, Dr. Bertha Watson Q. M.
8:00 P. M. Annual Sermon, Rev*. H.
C. Cherry, Cheif Grand Orator.
Wednesday, November 4. 9: A. M.
Business Routine. 11: A. M. Raborian
Hospital Rally. 3:30 P. M. Street Pa
rade 6:30 P. M. Young Taborians
program, Lanier High School Audito
rium. Conducted by Dtr. Eddie Gee,
Grand Queen Mother, assisted by Dtr.
Girdle Lee Bullocks, Clerk Tent Ben
efit Department. 9:00 P. M. Taborian
Drill Contest. Tabor’s Part in the
War Program. Discussion, Taborian
Military Demonstrations. Sir Lawr
ence Penn, Grand Presiding Prince
in charge.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 9:00 A. M. Bus
iness Routine. 7:30 P. M. Memorial
Services Rev. H. C. Cherry, C. G.O.
incharge. Clark St. Baptist Church.
Friday, Nov 6, 9:00 A. M.. Business
Routine. Friday night, Installation of
Grand Officers. Mt. Zion Church.
The Presiding officer's council will
be held each morning from 8: to 9
o’clock beginning Wednesday.
Grand officers expected to be pre
sent are: P. M. Smith, Chief Grand
Mentor, Mound Bayou, Miss. Sir C.
A.Johnson, Chief Grand Scribe, Shelby
Miss. Joseph Betts, Dtr Katie Aills,
Dtr. E. B. Robinson, C. G. R.
The international order of twelve
knights and daughters of Tabor Jur
isdiction of Mississippi was organi
zed in 1889. The organization is con
sidered one of the oldest and largest
of its kind in the country.
Tt this time in addition to its
many other assets, it owns and oper
ates the Toborian Hospital, a modern
institution of which both the organ
ization and the race can justly be
Colored Soldier Gets
Life In Britain
. Private Wesley Ermunds, colored,
was found guilty by a United States
Army Court martial of a criminal
assault on a 34 year old white spin
ster near Liverpool o October 8. Ed
munds was sentenced to dishonorable
discharge, forfieture of all pay and
allowances and hard labor for life.
This is the first such case involving
a Negro soldier in the British Isles.
The Office of Price Administra
tion rules that after next January
31, all motorists holding a mileage
rationing books must have their tires
inspected every four months and
those receiving books allowing them
supplemental mileage must have their
tires checked every two months. Ori
ginal inspections of tires on all pas
senger cars must be made between
December 1 and January 31, while
commercial vehicle tires may be che
cked any time after November 15.
Price Administrator Henderson set
November 9, as registration day for
gasoline rationing in the State where
rationing is not already in errect.
visiting in Arkansas.
Friends and readers of the paper
were very sorry to hear of the acci
dent of Mr. W. J. Miller, editor of
the paper.

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