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VOLUME 4-NO. 40._ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS JACKSON WELCOMES JASONS HERE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 King Hiram Grand Lodge In Annual Session Nov. 15-16 The annual session of the Most Worshipful King Hiram Grand Lo dge, Colored A. F. and M. Ccot tish Rite Masons, chartered and eneorporated under the laws of the state of Mississippi, a member of the General Masonic Congress, or ganized 1889, Cleveland, Ohio, and its affiliated bodies; Supreme cou ncil, 1869, Washington, D. C. and the Imperial Grand Council or ganized 1893 in Chicago, will be held in Jackson, Miss., November 15-18, 1942. According to 111. Clarence Win ters, the session will open Sunday, November 15, at 2: P. M. at the Pearly Grove M. B. Church. South Farish St., Rev. T. H. Walker, pas tor, as the guest of Circle No. 2, Mrs. Essie Boler, Sec. A program will be rendered by the Grand Lodge officers and Ma sonic Sermon will be delivered by 111. J. A. Bradford, 32 W. G. C. Music for the occasion will be furnished by the Jackson Sacred Band and Pearly Grove Gospel Ch orus. America Urged To Use Negro Manpower Four major war agencies, the War Manpower Commission, the WTar Production Board, the Navy and the Army, today urged Ameri can war contractors to hire more negro workers as a menas of in creasing war production. This action is stressed in a 15 page illustrated pamphlet, “Man power.” One tenth of a nation, is sued by the War Manpower Com mission and signed by Paul V. Me Nutt, Donald Nelson, Frank Knox and Robert P. Patterson. The strong worded pamphlet which is being mailed to more than 30,000 war production contractors, revie ws America’s production goals and tells employers You are going to need more workers, workers of ev ery kind, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled. You’re going to need e very worker you can get. But la bor is going to be short, very short. That means that no worker can be overlooked. It means that skil led workers must not be wasted in unskilled jobs. It means that we must get our whole labor force to work, with every man doing a job that fits the limit of his skill and strength. On the availibility of Negro wor kers the booklet points out: There are 120,000,000 white people in this country, there are almose 13, 000,000 Negroes. More than 5,000 000 of these American Negroes are workers. They are men and women of §dl skills and trades, in all parts of the country. Over 650,000 of them are already equipped for ski lled and white collar work and more are being trained daily. Declaring that the whole nation pays the cost of discrimination, the pamphlet states: "Discrimin atio limits production because it keeps needed workers out of war plants, it keeps skilled men on unskilled jobs, it creates artificial labor shortages. Every time you pass over a negro worker for no other reason than his color, either in hiring or in promotion, you pla ce one more obstacle in the path of all out production. Alcorn Teacher Is Injured In Wreck Mrs. Mattye C. Flowers, Direc tor ( Division of Home Economics was injured on November 1st drhen the Illinois Central train No. 202 enroute to Meridian from Jackson wrecked at Urbo, four miles west of Hickory with two Pullman cars and two passenger cars overturn ing. Mrs. Flowers sustained bruises, pulled knee ligaments, a back in jury and severe shock. At the time of the wreck she was journying to Washington, D. C. to represent Alcorn at a meeting called by the tl. S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Economics. Houston—Mr. Tom Baskin, 67, died of injuries received while ga thering scrap iron for the govern ment. He was given beautiful flow ers by the white Exchange Club. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow, brother, sister, daughter, and a host of other relatives and friend*. WELCOMES GRAND LODGE VISITOR 111. Clarence Winters, 33, G. S. of King Hiram Grand Lodge. Funeral Services Are Held For Uncle Jerry Ashford Funeral services were held at Ethel for Uncle Jerry Ashford, well known Negro resident of the co unty, who died at his home near Ethel at the age of 99. He was born October 18, 1843 and was one of the oldest if not the oldest re sidents of the county. He was the employ of the Plan ters Mill and Gin Company of Ko sciusko for 40 years, serving in infirmities of his age he had been unable to work at the mill during the last few years of his life and had retired on a pension. Prominent Yazoo City Matron Buried Funeral services were held in Yazoo City, Thursday, November 5, for Mrs. Emma L. Oakes, who died in Chicatgoe Oct. 20, after a years illness. She leaves to mourn her passing three children, John A. J, andAl ma. John and A. J. are employed on Service Magazine of Tuskegee Institute. Alma is instructor of Spanish at Spellman college, Atla nta. Mrs. Oakes was the widow of the late A. J. Oakes, pioneer Missis sippian educator and realty opera tor. Upon his death several years ago, she assumed management of his property and was regarded as one of the ablest managers in Mississippi and successfully develo ped her estate through floods, two tornadoes and the depression. In 1936 Mrs. Oakes strated an extensive modernization program designed to put modern housing standards into every unit under her control. She razed houses and rebuilt modem structures. She o wned the best rental units for our group in her city and operated some of the most advanced units in the South. She was esteemed by members of both races because of her keen business ability, intelli gence and achievements in a fi eld primarly reserved for men. Drivers Will Use Morse Code To Warn Speeders The sound of three short and one lang blasts (the more code V) from behind you is nolonger a sig nal that an impatient motorist ac cording to an announcement made by the Mississippi Highway Patrol today. It is rather a warning that you are exceeding the 35-mile speed limit and thus not doing your part to attain that Victory of which V has become a symbol. There are 1400 auxiliary patral men in the state who, in coopera tion with the Highway Patrol are making every effort to enfore the 35-mile speed limit in Mississippi. According to the plan as set up by the Patrol, any speeder will be warned only once before lie is fi ned whether* his warning comes from a regular member of the patrol or from one of the auxiliary members scattered throughout the state. Third officer, Sara Emmert, of mander of the Quartermaster Tr Englewood, Illinois, is the first aining Center (right). She is one Negro WAAC to be assigned to of eight WAAC’S assigned to to camp. She is talking with Ma- Camp Lee Headquarters School for jor General James E. Edmonds, co- a four week course in administra mmander of the camp (left), and tion and supply. Brigadier Gen. Guy I. Rowe, com Alcorn Wins Easy Victory Over Okolona As a result of excellent and bri lliant running and passing the Bra ves snatched an easy victory from Okolona Industrial 76-0. Abraham is credited with 3 to uchdawns, Brown 2, Potter 1, Reed 1, Noel 1, Moore 1, McGhee 1, and the sensational Stewart 1. Abraham took the opening ki ckoff and returned it to Okolona’s 35. After a series of plays the ball was moved to the one yard line where Brown scored, and from then on the Braves had on trou ble with Okolona as the game de veloped into a track meet. This weekend will find the Bra ves deep in the heart of Louis iana where thel meet for the first time the strong Louisiana Normal eleven. Upon returning home the Braves will take on the powerful unbeaten Bull Dogs of Leland Col lege in their annual Homecoming. Althourh, like the Braves, the Bull dogs are still unbeaten since this is the Braves Homecoming they have vowed not to have it spoiled by the Bull Dogs. Because of gas rationing that will become effec 1 Praised For War Bond Sale An outstanding job has been done in Hinds county by the Ne gro War Savings Board, accor ding to reports of October work made to the War Bond Staff. Accordin gto Mr. E. W. Banks chairman of the Negro board, sa les in teh four booths operated by Hinds county Negroes were doub led in October. The eight Negro schools in the county have organ ized their teachers and students for the regular purchase of War Bonds and Stamps and plan to double their sales in November. Fifty per cent of the sale prices of the poultry, swine and cattle sold at the Victory Sale in Ed wards November 3-4 were conver ted into War Bonds and Stamps. The Victory Tea at Jackson col lege on November 1, started off this month’s program and teach ers and pastors all o-ver the co unty are making talks to their students and congregations dur ing the month. tive November 22, Homecoming for the Braves has been movedfrom the 28th to the 21st. 111. Jesse McClendon, 33, G. S. of the Most Worshipful King' Hi ram Grand Lodge to convent here November 15-18. __\_ Negroes Serving In Every Branch Of Armed Forces The requirements of military se curity prevents disclosing the nu mber of Negro units or the ex act number of Negroes in the A rmy. Negroes however, are serv ing in every arm and service of the army and the number of ne gro soldiers correspond to the ra tio of the Negro race to the total population of the United States. Among other places, Negro sold iers are now serving in Hawaii, New Guinea, Australia, the Brit ish Islies and at our Atlantic ba ses. A Negro Infantry Division, the 93rd, is now training at Fort, Hu achua, Ariz. and a second all neg ro division, the 92nd, is now in process formation. In addition th ere are several negro infantry re giments, two Negro Cavalry re giment* the famous 9th and 10th, Negro Tank destroyer battalions in the Armored Force, a Negro pursuit squadron in the Army Air Forces, and tank battalions in the Armored Forces. Other Negro gro ups in the army include Pield and Coast Artillery and Anti aircraft units, Quartermaster Inspector Ge neral’s department, Signal corps, Military police, engineers, medi cal corps, chemical warfare, corps of chaplains and ground units of the air forces, speial sercvice units and others. Private Robert H. Brooks, a Negro, was tre first armored for ce casualty of the war. He was k ed near Stotesenburg in the Phillipine December 8. The main parade ground at Ft. Knox, Ky. has been anmed Brooks Field in his memory. Recently in Australia, 3 negro members of an Engineers unit were decorated with the sildier’s medal and cited for bravery by General McArthur. Their action consisted of res cuing a pilot from a burning pla ne in alligator infested waters. Their names are private first class Julius S. Franklin, Charles ton, S. C. Hardy M. Crandel, Gre enville N. C. and James Scott, Montgomery Ala. First Sergeant Eugene Davis, of Sparnanourg, S. C., is shoun reviewing a parade ot tne tencn Re giment, Infantry, in hi3 honor at Camp Croft. He will retire this month after serving 30 consecutive years in the Army, A WEEK OF THE WAR; AMERICAN FORCES MAKE LANDING IN AFRICA A powerful American force eq uipped with adequate weapons of modern warfare and under Amer ican command, is today lending on the Mediterranean and Atlantic co asts of the French Colony in Af rica. This action provides an ef fective second front assistance to our heroic allies in Russia. The U. S. Force split into three parts and struck at Algiers, near Oran on the Mediterranean Coast of Algeria, and on the Atlantic Coast North and South of Casa blanca. The War Department sta ted that theoffensive was advan cing rapidly everywhere along 1, 600 miles of coast agains light frencn resistance. Algiers capitu lated within 24 hours. The Vichy Government broke off diplomatic relations but secretary of state Hull said the past two years was simply to pave the way for the military drive into Western Medi terranean. The landing of the American forces is being assisted by the Bri tish Navy and Air forces and it will, in the immediate future, be reinforced by a considerable nu mber of divisions of the British army, The president stated. Tis combined allied force in conpun ction with the British campaign in Egypt is designed to prevent an occupation by the Axis armies of any part of Northern or Wes tern Africa and to deny the aggre sor nations a starting point from which to launch an attack against the Atlantic coast of the Ameri cans. r Maj Brereton’s FteadquartM*r*m Cairo reported November, 7, that American fliers shot down 45 en emy planes against a loss of 6 of their own in the Middle East October 1, to November 5. In ad dition, the announcement said, the U. S. fliers have seriously damaged an uncalculable number of tons of enemy shipping and knocked out a number of tanks and other mo tor vehicles. me riencu vjrovernmeni ana tne French people have been informed of the purpose of this expedition and have been assured that the Allies seek no territory and have no intention of interferring with the friendly French authorities in Africa. This expedition will deve lop into a major effort by the Allied nations and there is ev ery expectation that it will be successful in repelling the planned German and Italian Invasion of Af- ; rica and prove the first historic < stop to the liberation and restor ation of France. The president told the french j people by radio and by leaflets that American forces were going into their empire as friends, to re- ' pulse the cruel invaders who wo uld remove forever your rights to > religious freedom and your rights 1 co live your own lives in peace and security. We assure you that once the menace of Germany and ' Italy is removed from you, we Do not obstruct this great purpose ' shall quit your territory at once. Lt Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, \ commander of the Americon For- j ces in the european theatre is co nmander in chief of the Allied in /asion force. Gen. Eisenhower, in i broadcast to frechmen of North j Africa, promised not to attack the , French themselves, upon certain J conditions. These conditions were specific and he repeated them man- ( ly times in his broadcast.. < The Navy announced that at t east 5,188 Japanese, by actual j count, have been killed in three ( months of land fighting in the i Solomon Islands. Navy Secretary i Knox said 369 Japanese airchaft i vere destroyed there in October < ilone. A Navy comminique late ( November 8 reported the probable ( sinking of another Jap cruiser and ] destroyer in the Solomons and said > the advance of American troops < Eastward on Guadalcanal was can tinuing. 1 Labor Secretary Perkins repor- 1 ted that between now and Decern- ; ber 1, 1943 industry will need 4, i 500,000 additional workers, and of < this number 3,000,000 will be wo men. The Office of Defense Tran- , sportation sr.id 18,000, women will i get jobs in the traditionally male i transportation industry, in the co- I ming months. Agriculture Sec. Wi- i ckard said that success of the} farm manpower program next ye ar would depend to a considerable extent on the employment of more women and girls and older people on the country’s farms’ War manpower Chairman Mc Nutt said that all major war pro duction plants will be required to schedule their manpower require ments in the same manner they must now schedule their needs for scarce raw materials. Official in structions and forms for bringing about the orderly withdrawal of workers from war industries for the armed forces arenow available to war contractors and operators of essential civilian activities, he said. Federal labor inspectors will be assigned to the plants to see that labor is being utilized prop erly, and those plants which fail to cooperate will be subject to wh atever sanctions there are avail able. The WPB estableshed the contr lled materials plan to boost the war effort through eliminition of all non-essential production. Alcorn Trounces Miss. Industrial 27-0 Even though the Field was mu ddy, the Alcorn Braves found tno ugh footing to romp and stomp over the M. I. Tigers in the first covered on the thirty five, and home game to the tune of 27-0. apparently the Braves were in for M. I. Kicked to Alcorn and re a tough day, H: ’’ ever they were afile to nip this threat ahu later got possession of the ball in mid field. After a series of passes from Johnson to Stewart and Moore, Johnson circlel left end and from the twenty for the initial score A passfrom Brown to Pittman made it seven. A few minutes later this same Johnson boy tossed one to Stwart who raced fifteen yards for the second touchdown. Brown -3 A. 1 3 - 1 i A Vi l,vu CU1U U1C »3WiC i CCIU XT \J. Time waxed on and the half was about to end whenon a very neatly executed pass play Abraham :et loose a long high heave without a wiggle or wobble to Stew^art who took it while standing in the pro mise land. Brown passed to Pift man and the half ended 21-0. The third quarter was a stale mate, but seven minutes before the game ended the Braves pul ed one for the story books. John son started out on his forty as if >n an end run, then suddenly rifled :he pigskin to Stewart who at lempted to lateral, but sprinted ill the way to the safety man and jpon being tackled, fumbled and Brown who was trailing all the while scooped it up and ankled lis way to the final score. The ?ame ended with the Braves on ;he one yard line. Out standing for Alcorn: Moore, Pielder, Stuart, Beasley, Scott, lin esmen. Brown, Johnson, Abraham, Pittman, backs. For M. I. Sims, md, Hathorne and Watts backs, tfuch credit is due Coach Rankin ‘or presenting a well trained team vhich was fully capable of making his one of the most exciting ga nes seen here for a long time. Alcorn Postpones Homecoming Game Since gas rationing will go into ffect November 22, Homecoming ictivities have been moved back o the 21st to make it possible or alumni, patrons and friends >f the college to witness this an mal gala affair. For the first time n a number of years, the Braves will not play the Tougaloo Bull logs on homegrounds for home coming since their game is sche luled for the 28th but instead the lomecoming game will be played vith Leland Bull Dogs, defending hampions of • the Conference. In keeping with the trends of he national emergency, much of ;he pomp and fanfare of bygone fears will be missing, but the lame warm friendship goodwill and jnthusiasm will abond plentifully :o make alumni, patrons friends >f thee ollege and lovers of the sport feel at home upon this occ asion. The Athletic Committee is already making plans for the ent ertainment of all and promises one af the beet homecomings ever.