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VOLUME 4-No. 42 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28,1942 PRICE 5 CENTS
NAT TOWLES AT SKATING RINK, MONDAY, NOV. 30
A WEEK OF THE WAR; ALLIES
GAINING ON ALL FRONTS
President Roosevelt in a radio
address said that “During the past
two weeks we have had a great
deal of good news, and it would
seem that the turning point of
this war has at last been reached.
But this is not the time for exul
tation. There is no time now for
anything but fighting and working
to win.”
Navy Secretary Knox, reported
the following damage inflicted on
Japan in the battle of the Solo
mons, November 12-15: Sunk two
battleships, one may have been a
heavy cruiser, 6 heavy cruisers,
2 light cruisers, 6 destroyers, 8
transports, 4 cargo transports, Da
maged: 2 battleships, 1 cruiser, 7
destroyers, The Japanese lost be
tween 20,000 and 40,000 troops, as
well as large numbers of naval
personnel. U. S. losses were 2 light
cruisers and 6 destroyers sunk.
Mr. Knox said U. S. forces are
in complete control of the area in
and around Guadalcanal and Our
hold on the island is very secure.
The president said the battle is a
major victory. War Secretary Sti
mson said army aircraft from Aus
tralia and new Caledonia played
an active part in the battle.
Allied hedquarters in North Af
rica reported that American, Bri
tish and French Troops are dri
ving into Tusisia from all sides,
closing in a ring around the North
eastern triangle of Bizerte and Tu
nis. The British First Army, rein
forced by U. S. and French troops
engaged Axis mechanizzed colum
ns in Tunisisa and drove them
back, the War department ann
ounced. Gei McArthur’s headquar
ters reported November 21 that
American and Australian forces
are driving hard against the Ja
panese, who are pinned along the
northeastern coast of New Guinea
between Buna and Gona on a nar
row beached extending 20 miles
along the coast and 6 miles in
land.
SELECTIVE SERVICE
President Roosevelt ordered that
registration for Selective Service
for all young men who have rea
ched the age of 18 since July 1,
as follows: Those born July 1 to
August 31, 1924, inclusive, to re
gister the week beginning Dec.
11; those bom September 1, to Oct.
31, inclusive, register Dec. 18-24;
those born November 1, to Decem
ber 31, 1924, to register Dec. 26-31.
Young men reaching 18 after Jan
uary 1, will register on their bir
thdays. Selective Service Headqu
arters ordered distribution of ques
tionaires to 18 and 19 year old re
gistrants, who will be inducted
a stheir order numbers are rea
ched.
“To make sure that no one who
is really irreplacable shall be se
parated from an essential position
the president ordered the Sec. of
War and Navy to see to it that
present Government employees,
who have been deferred, are not
enlisted or commissioned, unless
they can produce the approval of
the head of their agency. Mr. Ro
osesvelt said that after his order
November 17 for cancellation of
all deferments already made on
the basie of federal service, ther
was a rush of Government employ
ees to get into uniform. He said
his new order should apply not only
to the regular civilian employees
of the Government, but also to
employees in Army arsenals and
in many yards and na'Vy store*
establishments owned or operated
by the United States.
The manpower Setup to be com
pleted soon, the president said,
would provide for deferment and
prohibition on enlistment of men
needed more urgently for war pro
duction than in the army. More
uniformity could be obtained from
local draft boards, he said by plant
managers certifying to the boards
cases of men who are irreplacable
and by more consultation betweer
draft boards and war productior
employees.
(Continued on Back Page)
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Pfc. John B. Coleman of Fort Ben
ning Ga., recently spent a fev
days here visiting friends and he
also visited his relatives in Clin
ton.
Cpl. James A. Stewart is in the
city visiting his family and friends
Army life seems to be agreeing
with young Stewart, __
HEAR HIM MONDAY NIGHT
Nat Towles
And His Orchestra
At Skating Rink, Monday, Nov.
30, Admision, Adv. $1.00 At Door.
$1.25.
Inter American
l Group Denounce
‘ Discrimination
Closing its first war time ses
sion here, the Inter American Com
mission of Women last week 'Vi
gorously denounced racial discri
mination in all forms and pledged
itself to work for an American
multi racial unity as a guarantee
that America will be an indepen
dent free Continent which will pre
sent an exemple to the rest of the
world.
Attending the third annual mee
ting of the Commission, official
delegates of twelve American re
publics unanimously adopted an
anti discrimination resolution in
| troduced by Senora Amalia Ca
ballero de Castililo Ledon, a mem
ber of the municipal council in
Mexico City and her country’s re
presentative at the conference.
The Inter American Commission
of Women resolves to declare it
self in favor of opposing Nippon
and Germanism with an American
The Misses Hobbs, Burrell, Pat
> nographic Section, gret a pre view
. | ton of Station Hospital No. 1, Ste
» of the WAAC Facilities at Fori
i Huachuca. Arizona.
Important Days
In Rationing
November 22, Value of “A” cou
| pons reduced from four to three
1 gallons in Eastern Rationed Area.
All coupons must be identified on
back.
December 1, Nation wide mileage
rationing becomes effectiwe.
December 1, Local boards be
gin accepting and acting on appli
cations for needed recaps or re
placement tires under new mileage
rationing plan.
December 1, Deadline for turn-in
of idle tin by passenger car ow
ners. Owne s who have more than
the permitted numebr of tires (five
per passenger car) will not be
allowed to use gasoline for driving
after this date. Passenger car tire
inspections by OPA, approved in
spectors begin. All cars must have
initial inspection before January
31, 1943.
December 12, Illegal for motor
ists to drive after this date if
they have not registered tires and
received Tire Inspection Record.
COFFEE
November 22-28, inclusive, Fre
eze on consumer sales. During this
week only restaurants, hotels, and
other institutional users who have
purchase certificates for coffee and
the Army, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard and Navy may buy coffee.
November 29, Sales to consum
ers beygin under rationing.
Nov. 23, 24, 25, Institutional us
ers register for coffee rationing
with the local War Price and Ra
tioning Boards at which they are
registered for sugar.
FUEL OIL
November 30, Purchase of Fuel
i oil by consumers without delivering
equivalen amount of rationing cou
pons extended to this date. This
applies only to those who have
not received their ration. Coupons
must be turned over to the dealer
as soon as received.
Current fuel oil heating period
ends December 1, depending on
locality. However, coupons for this
period are valid until December
13 to 19 in certain thermal zones.
multi racial unity as a guarantee
that America will be an indepen
dent free Continent which will pre
sent an exemple to the rest of the
world.
1. Food, the latest in kitchen for
mass feeding.
2. Beauty, the newest in beauti
jfying machinery for the WAAC
Cchools To Open
Half Hour Later
Beginning next Tuesday, Jackson
school children will have half hour
longer to get ready for their first
class in the morning.
In compliance with a request of
beauty Salon.
3. Date, the men had considered*
this an arrival date instead of a
building number,
the war transportatnon board, John
, C. Batte, president of the city sch
: ool board, has announced that on
that date, December 1, all public
schools, except Lanier, will begin
at 9 a. m. instead of 8:30. Lanier
I will open at 9:15.
i
i The time of dismissal of stu
; dents will thereafter be a half ho
| ur later in the afternoon.
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powder her nose.
5. Heat, double heating units
even make a WAAC hotter.
Famous Orchestra To Play
For Victory Dance; Last
Before Gas Rationing
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Smith Robertson
School Has Victory
Week
A three days victory drive was
conducted at Smith Robertson Sch
ool November 23, 25 with the gra
des reporting as follows:
Miss Lula Mae Hopkins, 1st.
grade, $1.60; Miss Ernestine Ran
dall, 1st grade, $4.00; Miss Bir
die Graves, 2nd grade, .90; Miss
Ethel Stewart, 2nd grade, .70; Miss
Vernal Johnson, 2nd. .40; Miss O’
Bayne Price, 3rd .2.10; iss Julia
Clary, 3rd, 10c Miss Lucille Hub
bard, 3rd 1.30; Miss Anita Beadle
4th, 20c; Miss Elma Slaughter, 4th
1.40; Miss B. C. Marino, 4th 1.00;
Mrs. Emma Brown, 5th, 2.10; Mrs.
Rosie L. Wiison, 5th 70c; Mrs.
Geneva White, 5th 2.10; Miss Geo
rgit Dawson, 6th 2.40; G. N. Smi
th, 6th, 1.40; Miss Annie Crawford
1.40; Miss Ida Harris, 4.50. Total
for three days $34.20.
Total number of defense stamps
sold this term to pupils, 1458.
Miss Picola Haley is the vic
tory teacher. Misses Harris and
Randall counted next to the vic
tory teacher.
USO Calendar
Through Nov. 30.
The following calendar of events
have been released for activities
at the local USO club:
Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 to
11: P. M.
Games, music, informal dancing,
Come up and learn some if not all
of the many new and interesting
games that are here at your USO
Club. Many useful prizes will be
given to the various winners at
the Big Game Tournament, to be
held this coming Saturday night,
No. 28.
Wednesday, November 25, 7:30
to 10:30 P. M.
Game party, informal dancing,
learn to dance and enduldge in
the nation’s past time.
Thursday, November 26, Thank
sgiving day.
Special Thanksgiving message by
Mr. Jacob L. Reddix, President
of Jackson College, and chairman
of USO Management Committee.
The other attractions will be An
evening at the County Fair, fea
turing Whist, Checkers, Pool, Spa
re Time Bowling, card toss, quick
sight, ball bounce, boxing. Prizes
to all winners.
Friday, Nov. 27, Grand Victory
Dance. Featuring the famous all
girls’ band from Piney Woods Cch
ool. Refreshments and favors to
all.
Saturday, Nov. 28. Game Tour
nament, Prizes to all winners.
Sunday, Nov. 29, Day of Grati
tude, Special USO Vesper Services
at Lanier High School. Principla
Speaker, Rev. B. J. Nolan, pastor
of Pearl St. Church.
Monday, Nov. 30, Sing Song hour
Informal dancing.
USO hostesses and GSO girls
will help you enjoy yourselves. All
activities opened to all soldiers
and their friends.
Deadline for Idle
Tires Postponed
Until December 1
The deadline fordisposal of idle
tires this week was postponed from
November 22 to December 1, the
date scheduled for the stare of na
tionwide gasoline rationing.
Possession of tires in excess of
five per car, with one additional
for each running wheel of trail
ers *or similar equipment, will be
illegal after the first of December.
■ under the gosoline rationing re
gulations.
Gasoline cannot be purchased un
til excessive or idle tires are tur
i ned in,
Dance and music lovers will re
ceivee the treat of a life time when
Nat Towles and his 14 Southern
Gentlemen from Amaha, 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 brings 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
bpt in the surrounding towns are
maku.b-„ this, the last
dance before gas r tioning.
Official gas rationing will go in
to effect December 1, many au
tomobiles will be put up for the
duration, or used only for short
trips, and because of this promo
ters feel that the dance, Monday
night will give the 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.
ADMISSION
Adv. $1.00... At door $1.25. Ad
vance Tickets will be on sale at
Mill and Oakley Cafe, Shepherd’s
Kitchenette, Stevens’ Barbecue
Inn, Farish St. Smoke Shop, Mo
dem Cleaners, J. C. Hicks Hotel,
Blackstone Cafe and all other reg
ular places where advance tickets
are usually sold.
NOTICE
Because of the Holiday News
for Crystal Springs and Canton
reached this office too late for this
weeks paper. It will be published
in next weeks news.
City Welfare Ass’n
Is Organized
One of the recent new organiza
tions in the city and one that is
destined to do much good for Ne
groes is the City Welfare Associa
tion of Jackson.
Made up of patriotic men and
women, this organization has for
its objective to do some specific
things for Community uplift. The
membership is opened to any jer
son who is willing to enroll for
patriotic community service. To
enroll, one will only swell the ranks
of those who are willing to take
a stand openly and use his inful
ence positively to improve condi
tions, which tend to destroy our
homes and the young people of
our city. We feel that our racial
group can easily unite and carry
out a program which would net us
a 50,000 community project.
The first objective of this Asso
ciation is, the continuation of the
Nursery School at 925 Grayson St.
which has been in operation for
a period of six or more years.
Here, 35 children between the ages
of 1 and 5 are cared for five
days in a week for several hours
each day, giving them all the food
and medicine and prenatal train
ing that is common in schools of
of this kind. The workers and food
are furnished by the WPA but the
building, toys, and tools for wor
king must be paid by the public.
The nursery protects these chil
and older hildren go to school.
This project, is serving a most re
quired need in the community, but
is not measuring up to its use
fullness because of the lack of pu
blic support. We want to urge and
invite you to Join the City Wel
fare Association and help to pro
mote this patriotic community pro
.gram.
Rev. W. P. Whitfield, chairman
Dr. C. L. Barnes, President, Ne
gro Chamber of Commerce,

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