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=L THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE Jl
VOLUME 4, NO. 3i).____SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1942 PRICE 5 CENTS
NEGROES TO RAISE $1000 IN CHEST DRIVE-GIVE YOURS TODAY
MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE IN
75th SESSION AT VICKSBURG
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The 75th Session of the Missis
sippi Conference opened Wednes
day in vvesiey Methodist Church
with the Rt. Rev. R. E. Jones, pre
siding.
Many changes are expected to
be made in the conference due
to the fact that three District Su
perintendents are serving their last
year oi the six year term. They i
are: Revs. W. D. Marshall, C. M.
Weob. and F. P. Leonard, and th
ree new superintendents will be
appointed.
Rev. L. E. Johnson is the host
Disc. Supt. and Rev. M. P. John
son is tne host pastor. Ihe good
people or V lcksuurg are giving the
conference a fine welcome and
great plans have been made. Dr.
W. H. Hlackman is the Secretary
of the conference. Tne work of the
year as was reflected in the report
of the Treasurer Dr. A. L. Hol
land showed a marked increase
along many lines. Over $14,000
have been reported during the year
with more to be reported during
the session.
Central Methodist Church, Jack
son is inviting the conference to
hold the next session in Jackson
and it is expected that it will do
so.
ine conierence win nonor xsisnop
Jones on Friday, upon his 50th
anniversary as a methodist min
ister. Bishop Jones is one of the
dynamic leaders in the race today
afid for the last 23 years has
been a bishop in the church. One
of the outstanding achievements
of his work is tne founding of Gulf
side, the Recreational and Relig
ious center for Negroes in the
country.
Bishop Jones will preach on Sun
day at 11: O’clock and after which
will read the appointments of the
ministers for another year.
Coffee Rationing To
Begin Midnight,
November 28th
Coffee rationing, starting at mid
night, November 28, will set the
amount of beverage available to
the coffee drinkers at about 38
per cent less than his average of
the last five years, according to
Paul M. O’Leary, deputy admin
istrator of OPA in charge of ra
tioning.
But the cut need not be quite
that sharp, because proper conser
vation measures in the home will
make his coffee go considerable
further than in the days of unres
tricted use, Mr. O’Leary says.
The individual ration is one po
und for five weeks, which is at
the rate of 10.4 pounds per year.
But extreme care in the use of
this ration of coffee can lighten
the restriction cnosiderably, the
OPA said. Most people use more
coffee than is necessary to obtain
the amount they actually drink.
Here are some of the things
that can be done in the home to
maqe coffee go farther and still
have coffee of good quality.
1. Use fresh coffee. Buy less
each time and more frequently.
2. Keep your coffe in a tightly
covered container.
3. Keep it in the refrigerator
or come other cool place. It de
teriorates less rapidly when cool.
4. Keep your coffee pot immacu
lately clean.
5. Have your coffee ground as
fine as possible for the pot you
intend to use. Finely ground coffee
goes further than coarsely ground
coffee.
6. Use accurate measures instead
of heaping teaspoons.
7. Don’t boil coffee. It drives
off the very elements you want.
8. Serve the coffee assoon os
it’s made.
9. Make exactly the amount you
want to use. Left over coffee is
wasted coffee, though it can be
stored in the refrigerator for use
as flavoring for a cup of warmed
over coffee, if you like it that way.
Consumers will use their sugar
rationing books to get the first
coffee ration, the consumer will
be required to surrender the last
stamp, No. 28 in the sugar book.
Subsequent rations of coffe e will
be on coupons taken in sequence
toward the center of the book.
Editor Improves
After Gun Wounds
Tt this writing, W. J. Milier,
Editor and Manager of The Miss
issippi Enterprise is reported to be
favorably improving form a gun
wound inflicted 14 days ago and
from which he suffered a fracture
of the bone of the right hip.
Confined to the Green 'Annex
of the Baptist Hospital, Mr. Mil
ler has had the very best medi
cal care, having for his prysicians
Drs. H. R. Shands, D. T. Brock,
Carter O’ Ferral and R. L. Price.
On a recent visit to the hospital
Mr. Miller was found to be in fine
spirit and loud in his praise of
the hospital, the doctors and the
other personnel with whom he co
mes in contact.
He said, “Here in my bed, in a
room that has been especially bu
ilt and equipped with all madern
conveniences to insure comfort and
a feeling of well being to those
sick in body; with kind and compe
tent nurses ever ready to do eve
rything possible to relieve pains
and bolster up your spirit; with
a superintendent, Mrs. Karenza
Gilfoy, whose one purpose seems
to be providing of an institution
that can render the greatest ser
vice to all. recardless to rare or
color, I have had much time to
reflect upon the greatness and the
generosity of the late R. H. Green
buisinessman, philanthropist and
friend of the Negro, who made the
R. H. Green Annex possible.
Mr. Miller further stated that
he thought that Negroes in Mis
sissippi, should know' more about
the R. H. Green Annex and in this
knowledge be able w come into
a greater realization of the hos
pital’s real worth to Negroes of the
state and for this reason, the fol
lowing in formation concerning the
R. H. Green Memorial Hospital
is being printed:
The R. H. Green Memorial An
nex at the Baptist Hospital w7as
opened to the public for inspection
in Sejtember 1939 and was made
possible through the generosity
of the late R. H. Green.
Through a contract between the
Baptist Hospital and the R. H.
Green Annex, the institution pro
vides facilities for handling five
Negro charity patients at all times.
This contract exists forever. At
the same time, through the coop
eration of the hospital and thi
foundation the institution becomes
able to offer adequate hospitaliza
tion for Negro patients. The char
iey cases are handled through the
R. H. Green Foundation, wrhich
has Mrs. Ann Bogan, an experien
ced social worker, as its executive
secretary. Cases accepted as qual
ified by the Foundation receive
immediate treatment.
A farm boy, the late Mr. Green
came to Jackson at an earl age,
spending more than fifty years as
a leading citizen of Jackson. Thr
ough his lifteime he was widely
known for his charitable gifts to
religious and social institutions, de
voted to helping of all humanity,
regardless of race or color.
The nurses at the R. H. Green
Annex, both graduate and under
graduate represent the following
counties of the state: Madison,
Scott, Lincoln, Leake, Yazoo, Hum
phrey, Hinds and other sections of
the state. An dboth the nrses and
the orderlies are kind, considerate
and efficient, devoting their evehy
working hour to the comfort of
the patients of the hospital.
The business of publishing the
Mississippi Entreprise is being car
ried on during Mr. Miller’s illness
by his able assistants, Mr. Thomas
Earl Porter, Advertising Manager,
Mr. David Thomas, Circulation
manager, and Mr. James Harris.
Chamber of
Commerce Meeting
Jackson Negro Chamber of Com
merce will meet Tuesday, Novem
ber 10, 1942 in the secretary’s
office, Lanier High School building
for the purpose of electing offi
cers, setting of objectives for the
year, and to make such plans or
to transact such business as may
be necessary to meet the needs cf
the organization.
Top Left, Staff Sergeant, Harry
A. Hartman, Jr., 257 Uphall St.
Philadelphia, Penn., explains tele
phone pole line construction to his
section of a Signal Construction at
Camp Crowder, Mo., top right, 1st.
—inna »
Sgt. .Rhurmon R. Gum, of Louis
ville, Ky., 17 years in the Army.
That morning report has to be
completed every day, but first
Sergeant Israel Hoyle, of Navasota
Texas, seven years in the Army, al
ways has a kind word for every
one; lower right, First Sergeant
Howard Callier, of Neches, Texas,
15 years in the Army, working on
his company duty roster.
R. H. Green Annex
Nurses Club
Holds Meeting
The Grace McBride Circle of the
Baptist Hospital Green Annex Nu
rses met in the chapel Tuesday
night, November 3, 1942.
The theme of the program for
the evening was “The Negro He
roes” which was interestingly dis
cussed.
Poems and songs by Negro com
posers were rendered by members
of the club. A brief but inspiring
talk was made by Mrs. Virginia
Polk Woodward, R. N. and Mrs.
Excy Anderson Edwards.
At the close of the program the
Supt. of Nurses, Miss M. A. Gru
chy presented caps to the precli
nicals, Misses Thompson and Fra
zier.
Officers of the club are: Presi
dent, Miss Martha M. Mitchell, vi
ce-president, Miss Johnnie C. Wil
son. Sec. Treas. Miss Hazel A.
Pendleton, Chairman of the Pro
gram Committee and News Edi
tor, Miss Velma M. Simmons.
Stabilization Of
Wages, Farm Prices
The War Labor Board began to
set up administrative machinery to
regulate all wages and salaries
under $5,000 a year this week. The
board will delegate to local Wage
Hour Administration officers the
power to decide whether employ
ers are exempt under the provis
ions permitting individual raises
for merit, length of service or in
creased productivity. The board will
establish 10 regional offices whose
directors will meet in Washington
with WLB officials to work out
details for handling applications.
The Treasury Department, whi
ch will control salaries not under
WLB jurisdiction, established a sal
ary stabilization unitand announced
that seven regional offices of the
unit will be opened soon.
The Agriculture Department es
timate farm income for 1942, in
cluding government payments, at
nearly $9,800 million, about $1,000
million above the previous record
in 1919, and set 1943 income of
King Hiram Grand
Lodge In Annual
Session Here Nov. 15
.The Annual ~ ssion of the Most
Worshipful King Hiram Grand Lo
dge, Colored, A. F. & M. Scottish
Rite Masons, Chartered and In
corporated under the laws of the
state of Mississippi, a member of
approximately 10,500 million. To
tal Agricultural production is ne
arly 12 per cent greater than the
| record set in 1941 and 40 per cent
| greater than in 1918. Military Le
; nd Lease buying of food next year
I is expected to take one fifty if
current production.
WMC Chairman McNutt said all
necessary workers on the nation’s
dairy, livestock and poultry farms
will be frozen in their present
i occupations. Local draft boards
I will be asked to defer such wor
kers, all other employees will be
instructed to refrain from hiring
them, and the Agriculture De
i partment will act toward stabil
izing wages, he said.
QUARTERMASTER DEPOT.—The tradition of Betsy Ross is
being kept alive in this quartermaster corps depot where this young
woman worker assists in the creation of American flags for
tary activities. " ^
CHEST CAMPAIGNERS START CANVASS
Win- JOHNSON CENTER BENEFITTED
VISITS PARENTS
Navy man, O. B. Leason, who
recently returned to his station at
Camp Robert Small, 111., after
spending several days with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moore,
of this city.
Young Leason is striking for
Gunner Mate. Before joining the
Navy he was manager of Moores
Cafe, corner South and Farish
Street.
the General Grand Masonic Con
gress, organized 1889, Cleveland,
Ohio, and its affiliated bodies; Su
preme Council 1869 Washington,
D. C. and the Imperial Grand Co
uncil organized 1893 in Chicago,
will be held in Jackson, Miss., No
vember 15-18, 1942.
The session will open Sunday,
November 15, at 2: p. m. at the
Pearly Grove M. B. Church, South
South Farish St., Rev. T. H. Wal
ker, Pastor as the guest of Circle
No. 2, Mrs. Essie Boler, Sec. A
program will be rendered by Grand
Lodge officers and Masonic Ser
mon will be delivered by 111. J. A.
Bradford, 32 R. W. G. C.
Music for the ossasion will be
rendered by the Jackson Sacred
Band.
A special invitation is extended
to all Grand Lodge officers, Mas
' onic Brothers, Sisters of the O. E.
S. Churches, Societies and the pu
blic in general to join in this won
derful celebration. The visiting bro
thers and sisters will be the guests
of Bethlehem Lodge, No. 10, Pil
| grim Lodge No. 11 and Palestine
Lodge No. 12, of Jackson, Miss.
Electra Grand Chapter, O. E. S.
Mrs. Ora Reese, R. G. M. and 111.
IR. W. Wheeler, G. P. will join in
to help make this a big day. The
Lodge has grown to be one of
the biggest and best Masonic or
ganizations in Mississippi at this
time.
For further information write to
the Grand office, 119 1-2 N. Farl
ish St., 111. Clarence Winters, 33
G. S.
Board Galls More
Hinds Registrants
The following registrants were
ordered by Hinds County Local
Board No. 2, Medical Building to
report for physical examination on
November at 6: P. M.
Asburs M. Johnson, Austin Bra
cy, Edward Henry Lewis, Andrew
Butler, Lawrence Heard, Theo.
Bryant, Ernest Jackson, Eddie Ed
wards, Robert Harrison, John Noel
George Vaughn, Norris Foster, Eh
rman Woods, Jeffery Durr,Eugene
Gardner, Henry David Wallace, L.
C. Brown, James Lott, Gus Catch
ings, Willie Newson, Henry Lee,
Edward Bailey, Dampier Thornton,
Joe Warren, Bonnie Allen, Ulyss
es Louie, Shelby Colemtn, Arnold
Leonard Luckett, Roscoe Sylvester
Spencer, Harold Galtney, L. W.
Dodds, Henry Autman, Learn Ty
ler, Vernon Redman, Kelso Turner,
Zonnie Forte, Jasper Johnson, Cris
Lovet, William Henry Nash, Hen
ry Skinner, Mingo Ellis, Robert
Harris, Clifton Moore, Will Ross,
Dee Willie Betts, James Shannon,
Johnnie Walker, Excel Styles, Dan
Miller, George Reis, Lucius Flem
mes, James Bell, Albert Smith,
Booker T. Beauchamp, G. P. James
Sylvester Davis, Sylvester Cach
ings, Richard Crawford, Albert Lee
Powell, Clarence Johnson, Talnaa
dge Weakley, Joe Johnson, Troy lee
1
Using the Zone and block sys
tem of the Civilian Defense, Ne
gro workers set out Tuesday morn
ing to raise as much as possible
over the $100, their accepted quota,
in the United Community and War
Fund drive at this writing rep >rt
splendid progress being made.
This year the Negro division is
under the direction of Mrs. Lora
me Rudd, and incidentally, Mrs.
Rudd, is the first and only paid
worker that the Community Chest
organization has ever had. All o
ther workers during the campaign
each lear are volunteers, working
without compensation. This explan
ation is macje here besause other
groups were getting paid and they
A’ere not.
Zone leaders are: Zone B., Mrs.
Annette Peterson. Zone C., Mrs.
Matilda Kimbrough.. Zone D. Mrs.
M. M. Bingham. Zone E. Mrs. A.
M. Redmond. Zone F. Mrs. Lucy
Bell Davis, Zone G. Mrs. Minnie
Booker.
Sector leaders are: Mesdames
Anna Dexter, Z. E. Moman, P. La
cey, Willie Blalock M. L. Brown
Jones, Elease Williams, Dosie Bri
dges.
These workers will canvass the
residentian sections of the city,
house by house, giving every ci
tizen a chance to contribute.
Other districts will be canvassed
withe leaders as follows: Jackson
College arer, Miss F. O. Alexander
Campbell college area, Mrs. Lu
cille Price. Central Church area.,
Rev. A. L. Holland. Northwest
Jackson, Mr. Bolton Price. West
side of Farish St. Dr. Redmond.
Ofthe 24 agencies supported by
the United Community and War
Chest Negroes are benefited di
rectly or indirectly through the
following: Boy Scouts, Commun
ity Hospital, Community Welfare
Association, Council of Social A
gencies William Jbhnson Bethle
hem Center, Maternal and child
Health Clinic, Salvation army and
Jackson Defense Recreation Com
mittee, USO and War Prisoners
Aid Committee.
The William Johnson Bethle
hem Center is benefitted from the
Chest perhaps more than any other
agency, devoted entirely to Negro
es. This center serves the most
dense population of Negroes in the
state located as it is three blocks
from the New Capitol, west, within
a radius of four blocks of the cen
ter, is to be found Jackson’s acute
juvenile problem. Also within this
radius is Jackson’s largest Negro
school and churches and at the
same time the largest per cent
of the crime and a fair share
of disease. The reason for this
finds its answer in the housing
conditions of this congested area.
What the centr does to solve
these problems: First, form a heal
the standpoint the center conduc
ts a free clinic for pre natal, pre
school and post natal cases; the
clinic has from the very first re
ceived support from the Baptist
hospital and the Hinds county
health department.
L'y»rv vm fkn nf n v* f
tion the center has a year round
program for such activities; in the
summer the playground with the
wading pool and outdoor games,
classes in handicraft for girls and
mothers etc.
When you give to the community
chest fund, you give to William
Johnson Bethlehem Center and o
ther agencies active in providing
the best in health, recreation and
character building for Negroes.
GIVE, Today Every penny will
help.
Quinn, Willie Kendricks Joe Nel
son, Vernon Keys, Jessie Robinson
Isiah Robinson, James Lee Mott,
Buster Wilkes.
The below named registrants
were ordered to appear for ex
amination November 3.
Henry Lee Kinney, Elzo Tillis
Arthur Barber, Ollie Parker, Jessie
Ross, Jack Williams, Sidney Luck
ett, Robert Dorsey, I. C. Burton,
George Gresiham Patton, Jr., Syl
vester Green, William Martin, Le
roy Jones, Linell Smith, Arthur
Williams, Percy Ross, Dewitt Jo
hnson, Archie Nelson, Frank Tho
mpson, Rastus Brown, Albert Carr,
Herbert Williams, James Walker,
Jessie Morris, Willie Williams,
George Moman, Robert Lewis, Wil
liam Regan, James Henry, Har
vey Lee Johnson, George Forbs,
Albert Jackson, Robert James Bra
cey, Robert Pullins, H. J. Harris,
Robert Parker, Leroy Collins.

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