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LANIER’S HOMECOMING GAME, ON THANKSGIVING DAY
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VOLUME 4-No. 41 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1942 PRICE 5 CENTS
NAT TOWLES AT SKATING RINK, MONDAY, NOV. 30
Lanier Bulldogs And Brookhaven
Panthers To Meet Thanbgiving
Day At Negro Fairgrounds
The main attraction of Home
coming this year will be the foot
ball game played between the La
nier Bulldogs and the Bookhaven
Panthers.
These two teams have been bit
ter rivals since the organization
of the Big 8 Conference and this
game promises to be the best in
many years.
The Panthers come to Jackson
under the direction of their new co
ach, Leroy Smith, a Jackson boy,
who went to Tougaloo last year
and left a brilliant football car
eer behind him.
Coach Blackburn said the Bull
dogs will be in form with the re
turn of that flashy scat back Kli
ne Wilkerson and the plunging
fullback James Dows, two men
that were injured in the early pa
rt of the season.
The Panthers defeated the Bull
dogs in last year’s game which
was played at Brookhaven and
revenge is the password amoung
the members of the Bulldog squad.
This game will be played at the
Fairground Stadium, Thanksgiv
ing day, Nov. 26, with the kick
off at 2:30 p. m. and the Alumni
former students and general pub
lic are cordiauly in'Vited to wit
ness this gala attraction.
The admission is 55 cents tax
included. Tickets will be on sale
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
of next week at the Lanier High
School office.
Alcorn Chaplain
Attends Retreat For
Religious Workers
Rev. Samuel W. Williams, Chap
lain, represented Alcorn at a two
day Retreat for Religious work
ers in college for Uegroes, which
was held at Hanover, Va., on Nov
ember 6-7. The Retreat had as
itspurpose the study of the prob
lems of the interpretation and ap
plication of the Christian ethic
on a college campus. To this end
the members not only gave them
selves to serious study and reflec
tion but also to living for two
days in deep communion..
Principal speakers included Dean
Melvin Watson, Dillard University
New Orleans, La., and Rev. Shel
by Rooks, Lincoln, Pa.
Dr. Holland Returns
To Central For 10th
Year as Pastor
The Mississippi Confgerence of
the Methodist Church meeting in
Vicksburg, Miss., recently returned
Dr. A. L. Holland to Central Me
thodiht for the tenth year. The
only other pastor in the confer
. ence serving this length of time
in a pastorate is the Rev. E. A.
Mays, of St. Paul, Meridian, who
was also returned for the tenth
year.
Rev. J. D. Weaton was appoin
ted Dist. Supt., of the Meridian
District; Rev. E. A. Wilson was
appointed on the Brookhaven Dis
trict.
The conference voted to hold the
next session in Central Church No
vember 1943. •
Reports showed that the con
ference was one of the best in
history with between $14,000 and
$15,000 having been reported on
claims through the office of the
Treasurer, Dr. A. L. Hollandk wh
ose report, according to Bishop Jo
nes was the best in the Central
Jurisdiction. Bishop Jones also said
that he was going to send copies
to the treasurers of the other
conferences. «lfj
Dr. M. S. Davage said in com
menting on the report that is
was as good as those in any con
ference in the whole church.
The outstanding points of the
Boy Scouts Elect
Officers For 1943
The colored division of the An
drew Jackson Council of the Boy
Scouts of America closed one of
its most successful years with the
election of officers here Friday ni
ght. Not only was there a great
increase in membership and spirit
but in adult training for Civilian
Defense under the sponsorshp of
the Boy Scout movement. The
Scouters like all other organiza
tions has suffered because the arms
forces has seen the need of some
of our best Scoutmasters and by
the time you are reading this other
will have joined them. In accepting
the responsibilities all of the men
elected to the various positions
pledge themselves to give all in
their power to see that the many
Negro boys and adult for that mat
ter be given a chance to serve his
countr and the Community in whi
ch they lives.
Officers elected were as follows:
R. L. T. Smith, District Chair
man, W. H. Blackman, Vice Chair
man, Carsie A. Hall, Secretary, J.
Wesley Dixon, Treasurer, L. E.
Bynum, Chairman Organizations
and Training, L. C. Wilcher, Adv
ancement, J. A. White Chairman
Camping and activities.
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Jackson To Observe
Stagger Hours
December 1st.
Jackson’c new staggared hour)
schedule, designed to get the most
use of public and private transpor
tation, will become effective Dec
ember 1, at the time gasoline ra-1
tioning is inaugerated.
Principal changes in the present
opening and closing hours call for
the opening of schools at 9 a. m.
instead of 8:30, and downtown of
fices at 8 a. m. instead of 9. Store
hours remain the same as have
been observed during the past se
veral months.
conference were the reports of
[ the districts, among the best were
the report of Rev. L. E. Jackson
of the Jackson District, Rev. G.
W. Williams of the Gulfside Dis
trict, Rev. C. M. Webb, of the Hat
tiesburg District, Rev. F. P. Leo
nard of Meridian Dist, and Rev.
Marshall of the Brookhaven Dist.
All of which showed marked in
creases over last year.
Of interest to the people of Ja
. ckson will be the return also* of
I another pastor of the city, Rev.
W. H. Blackburn. The conference
voted $300 scholarship for minister
in school.
The $100.00 scholarship in Ga
mmon Theological Seminary, At
lanta, Ga., was given to Rev. S.
L. Webb who for the last three
years has served on the Jackson
Ct. and $50.00 was given the Rev.
Blackstrom who is attending Ga
mmon and two other men also
in Gammon will behelped during
the year. Money for most of this
help is already on hand and will
be given when needed.
Rev A. L. Holland, L. E. John
son, W. H. Blackman, motored to
Greenwood last week with Bishop
R. E. Jones who opened the upper
Mississippi conference in Wesley
Chapel Methodist Church. These
ministers were given a fine wel
come by the members of the con
ference.
Dr. A. L. Holland who has been
representing Gulfside in the white
conferences of the south east will
represent Gulfside at the Mississ
ippi Conference (white) next week,
when it meets in Vicksburg. Bishop
J. L. Decell will preside. Rev. Hol
land also spoke before the North
Alabama Conference which met in
Decatur, Ala., three weeks ago.
HERE’S A TURKEY, SOLDIER
Miss Doris Lowrey, student at
Alabama A & M College, Normal,
Ala., symbolizes the thousands of
Negro farmers who are raising tur
keys, and other foods so that
our fighting men, our allies and
our war worker^ will mave ade
quate supplies. When Thanksgiv
ing' tables are spread both our
military men and civilian popula
tion, formers will have the tur
keys there. Although weather con
from reaching the goal ?
ditions have prevented growers
from reaching the goal set by U.
S. Department of Agriculture, this
‘year’s turkey crop of 33,786,000 re
presents a slight increase over 1941
production.
Chamber of
Commerce To Meet
At 6:30 P. 51. Tuesday, Novem
ber 24, there will be a special me
eting of the Jackson Negro Cha
mber of Commerce, called for the
purpose of electing a president
and secrtary of the organization.
At the regular November meet
ing the Chamber failed to elect
a president and secretary because
the president, Dr. C. L. Barnes,
and Secretary O. B. Cobbins de
clined to accept re-election. Dr.
Barnes had been president of the
organization since it was organized
ten years ago. Prof Cobbins had
been secretary for the past eight
years.
All members are asked to be pre
sent and on time for the meetin g
at Secretary Cobbins’ office.
Bonds and Stamp
Committee To Give
Weiner Boast
The retailers and payroll allot
ment division of the saving stamps
Association have announced that
they will give a free Smoker and
Weiner Roast, Wednesday night,
Navember 25, at the Elk’s Rest.
The purpose of this entertain
ment will be to promote the sales
of Bonds and Stamps and all Ja
cksonians are especially urged to
attend. Plenty of fun for every
guest.
Every merchant and business
man of the city will be expected.
Mr. Theo. Scott, Chairman of
Retailers Division, Mr. Earl Ban
ks, Chairman of Payroll Alottment
Division.
Don't forget the date, November
25, at tlje Elk’s Rest.
Board 2 Calls Men
For Examination
The following registrants were
called to report for physical exam
ination at the Medical building, No
vember 19, at 6:30.
Arthur Baker, Perry Sanders,
Lindsey Stewart, Robert Lee Cole
man, Willie Luckett Hogwood, Cha
rlie Smith, Hillman Shears, Rich
ard Carr, Murphy Jefferson, Isaac
Smith, Henry Crey Hugh Hall, La
ndon Moffett, Jr., Sammie Fulli
love Joe Lee Perkins, Lee Ethel
Beasley, Lynell Chadwick, Sam
Handy, John Knox Harpe, Willie
Douglass Chapman, Eugene Rob
ertson, William Thomas, Griffin,
Jasper Johnson, George Grant, Go
odwin, Felton Crockett, Tallis Bu
rthome Ellis, Jr., Samuel Ander
son, Freddie Lee Moore.
Vacancies In Marines
For Negro Youths
The United States Marine Corps
now has a number of vacancies for
colored enlistments. All colored
men between the ages of 17 to 29
years inclusive that are sound of
mind and body are urged to come
to the local Marine Corps recrui
ting office, located at 236 West
Capitol St., here in Jackson for
application and examination, sta
ted Dr. S. S. McNair, Asst. Officer
in charge of the local recruiting
office today.
You do not have to be a special
ist in order to enlist, however, if
you are a specialist your chances
for promotion are better. All en
listments are for the duration of
the war. You will be enlisted in
the Marine Corp# Reserve and in
the near future called to active
duty. If you want to be a membe
of the oldest military organization
in The United States see a recru
iting Sergeant today for enlist
ment.
Gatesville News
The marriage of Mr. Will T. Mc
Kinley to Miss Elizabeth Nelson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Nelson of Gatesville, was solom
nized Sunday with Rev. N. C. La
ckey reading the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Britt Nixon are
the happy parents of a baby girl
born recently.
Rev. A. Thomas visited in the
home of his cousin, Mr. and Mrs.
Randolph Glasper Sunday.
We are indeed grateful and hap
py tfo learn that the Editor of
the Mississippi Enterprise, W. J.
Miller is improving. We wish for
him a speedy recovery.
If you are in need of burial pro
tection see Rev. W. J. Price of
Crystal Springs. Mr. Price stands
100 percent with all his members
and is loved by all.
Mr. D. L. Lovelady motored to
Rocky Point Church Sunday and
reports a most enjoyable trip.
Mr. Chas. Dobbs of Hazlehurst
Hazlehurst was his companion.
Alcorn Boys Join U. S. Navy
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Allen Paige Collard and Adol
phus McKinley Dunbar resigned
from their scholastic duties at Al
corn A & M College long enough
to join the Navy and play their
part toward winning the war.
When we say play we certainly
mean play, for Collard and Dunbar
are musicians. They were sworn
into the service of their country
as Navy musicians after their
interview and audition at the U.
S. Navy Recruiting Station in Ja
ckson and secured ratings during
the week ending November 14th.
Both boys were accepted as ac
complished musicians, as indicated
by the fine rating they received
from the Navy.
Collard and Dunbar are gradua
tes of Alcorn A & M College until
resigning to join the Navy.
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Famous Orchestra To Play
For Victory Dance; Last
Before Gas Rationing
Widows Service,
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Program, Contest, at
Clark Stree B. C.
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The public is invited to a Wid
ow’s Service, program and contest
at Clark St. Baptist Church, Sun
day, Nov. 29, at 2: P. M.
Widows of all ages and denomin
ations are extended a special in
vitatinon. There will be special
seats and badges for them, The
widows who will be in the con
test will be given a portion of
the money raised. There will be
cash prizes given also. The pro
gram will be rendered by the wi
dows from the churches of the
city. - .
Come see and hear this very in
teresting and unique program. The
sermon will be delivered by Rev.
E. M. H. Bradley.
Local USO Calendar
For Nov. 17th to23rd
The following calendar of events
beginning Tuesday, November 17,
to Monday, November 23, has been
posted by director George Edward
of the Colored USO Club, Jackson
Miss.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8: to 10: P. M.
Informal dancing, music, games.
Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30 to 10:30,
Game party, Informal dancing, da
ncing classes. Refreshments.
inurs., Nov 19, 8: to 10: Game
Tournament, Prizes to all winners.
Featuring, Whist, Checkers, Darts,
Space Time Bowling, Commando,
Card Toss, uicksight, Ball Flounce,
Ping Pong. Refreshments.
Fri., Nov. 20, 8: to 10:30. Vic
tory Dance, music by Duke Oatis
Oand his Hep Cats. Don’t miss this
affair. There will be fun for all.
Sat., Nov 21, 6:30 to 11:30. Mu
sic, games, informal dancing.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 4: to 5: P. M.
Day of gratitude. Vesper service
from 4 to 5 p. m. Speaker and
place will be announced later.’
Monday, Nov. 23, 7: to 8: Sing
Song hour. 8: to 10:30 Informal
dancing and games.
USO Hostesses and G. S. O.
girls will help you enjoy yoursel
ves.
The Jackson USO offer the follo
wing facilities: Information service
Reading materials, letter writing,
Voice letters recorded, Checking a
rticles, Radio Programs, Phonogr
aph recordings, home placement
Home Hospitality.
Surplus Tires
Must Be Turned
In Immediately
Gratification was expressed to
day by J. D. Wise, State Ration
ing officer, with the splendid co
operation of car owners in turning
in idle tires to the Defense Sup
plies Corporation through the Ra
ilway Express Agency.
However, it is known that many
car owners have not turned in
their surplus tires. These people
are urged to act promptly, Mr.
Wise explained, in order to avoid
congestion and rush in the last
few days before gasoline ration
ing goes into effect.
Before a car owner can be is
sued the “A” gasoline ration book
he must dispose of all passenger
type tires above five for each pas
senger car he owns.
The Railway Express Agency
will call for surplus tires, and own
ers will be paid for them through
the Defense Supplies Corporation.
Dance and music lovers will re
ceive the treat of a life time when
Nat Towles and his 14 Southern
Gentlemen from Omaha, Neb., ap
pears at the Skating Rink, Monday
evening, November 30.
Appearing in this section for the
second time, this premier sepia en
tertainment band will without a
doubt, pack ’em in, and give every
person present several hours of ro
yal entertainment.
Nat Towles, a Jackson boy a
few years ago, now bring s you one
of the greatest Jitterbug Bands
of the day. Already the sales of
Advance Tickets are proving that
dance lovers, not only in Jackson
but in the surrounding towns are
making rea^y for this, the last
dance befoMRas rationing.
rationing will go
into <«ect December 1, many au
tomqjpues will be put up for the
duration, or psed for only short
trips, and because of this promo
ters feel that the dance, Monday
night will give dance lovers one
last chance for dancing and having
a jolly time.
You will not want to miss the
Big Victory Ball, nor will you want
to miss the Rhythm Rocking Me
lodies of Nat Towles and his 14
Southern Gentlemen from Omaha,
Nebraska.
Watch this paper for more news
concerning this big attraction. The
orchestra, Mississippi’s own Nat
Towles and his 14 Southern Gentle
men. The time, Monday night, Nov
ember 30, the place, the Skating
Rink.
Biloxi School News
The Biloxi Colored High School
ison the beam. Our enrollment is
over 500. Anticipate this year as
being the best year. Our faculty
has increased to 12 in number.
The Biloxi Colored High School
has just finished the celebration
of American Education Week Nov.
8-14, 1942. The theme, education
for free men, Everyone was fil
led with enthuiasm toward play
ing his part in teh celebration.
We also had visitors present daily.
All grades were represented, Mon
day primary grades, Tuesday in
termediate grades, Wednesday the
Junior Hi. Thursday and Fridty,
High School Dept.
The teachers are putting every
effort toward helping the pupils
to grasp the opportunities at hand
They are also striving with the
help of the pupils to make the
science tand library dept, bigger
and better so that more knowled
ge can be procured.
Mrs. A. D. Mondy Caggins, tea
cher of home economics mode a
special trip to Jackson to attend
a conference. She says that she
received new inspiration to make
her department one of the best
in the state.
Bilixi colored Hi Schools facul
ty and students are glad to have
our A. M. E. and M. E. pastors
to return to us this year.
Biloxi colored high school is 'very
proud to say that all of its soldier
products are doing excellent in
the army.
We are buying stamps and bonds
Are You? Keep em rolling.
Thanksgiving Service
At Farish St. Church
The Farish Street Baptist Chu
rch Service Beautification Club
will sponsor a Pre Thanksgiving
Day Program Sunday night, Nor/.
22, 1942. Rev. W. A. Bender of Tc j
g&loo college will be the guest
minister. Music will be rendered
by Choir No. 2. The public is cor
dially invited to be present.
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