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THE MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE i
A NEWS SERVICE FOR MISSISSIPPI NEGROES Published Weekly at Jackson, Mississippi 143 E. Monument Street Willie J. Miller...Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES ANE YEAR.$2.00 THREE MONTHS.65c ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUEST TREASURE CHEST The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy isunderstanding; Proverbs 9:10. THE KITCHEN ARSENAL One of two billion pounds of vajuagle waste fats and oils go down the drain and into garbage cans of America each year. Every pound of it can be used in America’s muni tions factories. The waste fat collection campaign is the government’s effort to salvage as much of this as possible. Needless to say, this campaign depends almost entirely on the home front, on the continuous efforts of every home maker in the United States. And, too much emphasis cannot be placed on the importance of this seemingly prosaic task. Prior to Pearl Harbor, America was getting more than 60 per cent of its imported fats from the Pacific area. As in so many other materials problems, this loss of our normal sources of supply is aggravated by increased demands. An adequate supply of fats and oils is vitally important to a war economy. Fats and oils are the raw materials from which glycerine is produced, and glycerine is a basic and indispen sable ingredient in the majority of our explosives. To make up our serious shortage of fats and oils the gov ernment os asking homemakers to save and take to their meat markets for forwarding to Uncle Sam, half a billion pounds of waste fats this year. Individually, the homemaker may look at the small amount she is able to save daily from drippings and other sources and decide that it hardly seems worth while. Let her remember, that if every woman in the country saves as little as four ounces of waste fats in a week, it will produce the glycerine required to make 13,000 000 pounds of gun powder, and that adds up to deadly pro portions Hitler & Co. On The Agricultural Front Last week Negro Mississippians set a precedent which may effect the future of the Negro in Agri culture in many important res pects. Heres what happened: the Nation’s cotton crop was in dan ger of being lost, there were too' few pickers. The cry went out to the towns that unless pickers were obtained large quantities of cotton would rot in the fields. The town people became concerned. In Doing Business for Your Convenience— THREE-WAY INN Cafe and Hotel Famous for its Good Food - Clean and Comfortable Rooms Gas Heat Pool Room THREE-WAY BEAUTY SHOP Expert Beauty Service By Trained Operators THREE-WAY Grocery and Market Staple & Fancy Gro ceries - Quality Meats Ernest Washington Prop 22 E. Railroad Ave. Hazlehurst Miss. r. — a few days business men and wo men, teachers, ministers, doctors newspaper editors and reporters pushed aside their own work and joined the cotton pickers brigade. Claude Ft. Barnett, special as sistant to the Secretary of Ag riculture points out that this at titude on the part of Negro bus iness and professional people will do much to help farmers under stand the importance of their job. Fie thinks the recognition of the significance of agricultural purs uits will encourage farmers to da a better job. NEGRO WOMANS IDEA In 1935 the School Lunch Pro gram w?s launched. It has grown steadily, Last year lunches were served to five million white and a million colored youngsters. But the idea is not new. Mrs. Dora John son, a teacher in Jefferson coun ty, Ga., began serving school lun ches 17 years ago. Of course then there were no surplus commodities, so Mrs. John son planted a school garden which supplied all the vegetables for the meals she served to more than 100 undernourished children. Going a bout the program scientifically, Mrs. Johnson has kept accurate weight charts showing the child ren’s development and records of daily menus throughout the 17 ye ars. Two new varieties of flue cur ed tobacco, one highly and the o ther partially resistant to black rot disease, have been developed by : the North Corolina Agricultural Experiment station and the Bureau of Plant Industry, Agricultural Re search Administration, the Depar tment announced this week. The new varities are 400 and 401. It took 10 years of experimentl bre eding to develop them. Although not immune to black root rot, 400 is highly resistant It is also slightly resistant to some of the leaf spot diseases, and produces high yields of cigarette leaf, is easily cured and has suffi cient body, when grown in Vir gnia and North Carolina Piedmont areas. MMHHBHMHHMIIMHHHHHHHHHHHHDHHHI i For Good Taste, For Courteous Service, For Economy and Quality, None can Compare with PEOPLES FUNERAL HOME Featuring STANDARD SERVICE AMBULANCE SERVICE DeLUXE 8M North Forfeit Street Dial A-257C '5,000,000 WOMEN NttDFD IN WAR INWSIMy — Htws m v ‘CfcOSS THAT BRIDGE NOW U* Information Must Be Given Boards To Classify Men State headquarters of selective ' service announced its interest in 1 securing all available information : for classification of registrants. Lt. Col. Lawrence W. Long, state director, stated that it is the re sponsibility of the individutl, as well as the employer, to provide such information. Particularly is this true in regard to the occupa tional status of registrants who might fulfil the requirements of a necessary man, in an essential ac tivity. Employers must keep currently informed of the status of their em ployees. The information they sho -uld have is dates of (1) registra tion, (2) receipt of questionaire, (3) receipt of notice to report for local physician examination, (4) receipt of notice of classification, (5) filing of request for occupa RUST HELPS AXIS About finished with some of your farm toools and ready to put them away for the winter? Well, De partment experts warn that rust is one of the chief enemies of farm tools. So you’d better take a tip and grease plows and hoes and other farm tools before you put them away. While grease of ten serves the purpose, a red lead paint has been developed which is a sure shot against rust. If you prefer to make it at home, con sult your county agent and he will tell you how to go about ma king it. BLU ESTAMP FOODS Heres the november blue stamp food list issued by the Agriculture Marketing Administration: fresh apples, all fresh vegetables in cluding irish and sweet potatoes shell eggs, corn meal, hominy grits dry edible beans, wheat flour, en riched wheat flour, self rising flo ur, enriched self rising flour, and whole wheat flour. HOST TO NEGRO TEACHERS Several Home Economists from Negro Land Grant Colleges and related institutes are here in Was hington this week discussing ways and means of helping families with their wartime home management problems including rationing. The Department’s Bureau of Home Ec onomics, which is acting as host to the teachers, will give them some pointers in nutrition, the care of clothing and food preservation. NEGRO FARMERS CAN HELP According to experts in the Bu reau of Agricultural Economics, the outlook for milk production for 1943 is not particularly bright. To tal requirements for milk next ye ar, on the basis of prospective consumer demand at ceiling prices and military and lend-lease needs will be considerably larger than they were this year and if pro dution in 1943 does not exceed this year’s milk pail of 120 mil lion pounds, civilian supply wil ma terially beyow what consumers would prchase at ceiling prices. In view of this situation, Negro farmers can play an important part in helping to assure adequate supplies of dairy products for the war effort by having another hei fer freshen next spring and by feeding and taking better care of their milk cows so that their pro duction will be increased. 4-H CLUBBERS During National Achievement Week, November 7-14, the Nation 200,000 Negro 4-H Club boys and girls will review their work for the past year. With our Nation at war, 4-H clubbers find it parti cularly important to keep a close check on their achievements so that their contribution to the war eff ort will be assured. , tional deferment, (6) appeal and report of same, (7) receipt of no tice to report for induction. It is the responsibility of the employer to notify the local board when a change is made in status occurs and cancel any claim of defermen when seperatian is made. No claim should be made on em ployees who are not key men ne cessary in an essential activity. Regardless of the present classifi cation of the employee, each em ployer must inform the local board concerned in regard to his employ ment status. No registrant classi WE BUY AND SELL EVERYTHING All Colored Merchants Report To RHODE’S VARIETY STORE For Their War Savings Stamps & Bonds ROBERT RHODES, Mgr. N. Gallatin Phone 4-9415 BARGAINS BARGAINS FACTORY OUTLET CLOTHING STORE Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Clothing 109 E. Capitol St. Jackson, Miss. 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