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ML It* MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE ML
volume 5-NO. 16 ~ .SATURDAY, JUNE 5.194? . _ *
Hundreds Witness
Americanism
Program Sunday
The Farish Street Baptist Church
was the scene of one of the greatest
mass meetings ever held in the city,
Sunday afternoon, when hundreds
of true Americans came and paid
homage to Old Glory and after lis
tening to prominent speakers of
both races, left with new inspira
tion to help the United Nations
rush the war to a close.
Among those appearing on the
program were: Rev. C. A. Green,
pastor, Farish Street Baptist church,
Rev. A. L. Holland, pastor, Central
Methodist church, Mr. Geo. Ed
wards, USO Director, Mr. S. W. Mil
ler, Dr. S. D. Redmond and Mr.
Percy Gi'eene, as minute men speak
ers, while Prof. Jacob Reddix, pre
sident of Jackson College, spoke for
the Negro race.
Hon. W. E. Holcomb and Judge
Curtis were at their best as each
one brought a message of hope to
the great audience. Dr. Johnson of
Parksirtp Rnntist rVinrph nlsn cnnkp
The meeting was directed by
Evangelist Colemon W. Kerry, Dy
namic Revivalist of Texas, who
brought home many facts to the
hearers with thundering applause
greeting almost every sentence he
uttered.
The choir of Central Methodist
furnished music for the occasion
also the combined choirs of Far
ish St. Church. Each group was at
its best. The theme of the meeting
was “I Am Proud I Am An Amer
ican.”
Dr. Kerry closed Revival Services
at Farish Street Sunday evening
while his son, Rev. Colemon W. j
Kerry, Jr., spoke to hundreds in
the morning worship. Pastor Greer
says, “We have been helped and
inspired by having the noted Re
vival Leader to come and I feel
that the Negro population has been
greatly benefitted after hearing men
like Maj. Holcomb and others.
Meridian Soldiers
Are Men Praised
By Gen. MacNider
NEW GUINEA — On the occa
sion of the first anniversary of
the arrival of American troops in
this theatre of operations, a Negro
general service engineer regiment
which has seen service under fire
from the enemy had the distinc
tion of leading the parade, a fea
ture of the ceremony.
For over a year this regiment,
the first American unit to arrive
in New Guinea, has been saying,
“That will be alright with us” to
inhs which have seemed imnossible
to others, incredible to the imag
ination. With wide grins and
strong backs and arms the men of
this general service engineer reg
iment have piled up a record of
accomplish...ent which brought
words of praise from Brig. Gen.
Hanford C. MacNider. The occa
sion was the regiment’s celebra
tion of its first anniversary in New
Guinea. Speaking to the assembled
officers, non-coms and enlisted men
of the unit, General MacNider
said, “Fellow soldiers, a year ago
today when you stepped ashore as
the first American troop unit in
New Guinea you were making his
tory. You’ve been making ever
since. You’ve had a part in the
building and upkeep of all our air
fields and thus you’ve helped make
possible the destruction of the
convoy in the Bismarck Sea, the
flying of the infantry over the
mountains, a hundred enemy ac
tions.
“You’ve contributed your share
to every crack we’ve taken at the
Japs. You’ve built the causeways
and the docks, even unloaded the
ships so we could eat and fight.
You’ve built roads and the mains
which bring us water and the lines
which give us our light and pow
er. Some of you have been to the
war with the tanks. You know all
about bombs, from, hanging them
on planes to having them hung
on you. You’re one of the work
ingest outfits in this man’s army.
All of us over here are proud of
you. All America will be proud of
you when your record gets into
the histories.
In reality, every man of this
regiment deserves full credit for
one past year’s line record, but a
few were selected as being among
the outstanding soldiers. The Mis
sissippians were: First Sgt. Lean
der H. Scott, Jr., 1328, 35th Ave
nue, Meridian, Miss.: and Earl L.
Hunter, 1113, 27th Avenue.
Grand Secretary
111. Clarence Winters, 33, Grand
Secretary and State Deputy for
the Supreme Council and Imperial
Grand Council of the United
Statets of America. At the Extra
Session of the M. W. King Hiram
Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., held
in Yazoo City, Sunday, May 30,
Secretary Winters made a splendid
report as to the financial status
of the Lodge.
Red Cross To
Sponsor Aquatic
Schools
Washington, D. C. — Regional
aquatic schools at four southern
colleges will replace the National
Negro Aquatic School to make in
structor training easily available
over a wider area, the American
National Red Cross has announced.
Scheduled during the months of
June and July, the schools will
provide ten-day training for candi
dates as Red Cross First Aid and
Accident Prevention Instructors and
Water Safety Instructors. Grad
uates of the schools will become
instructors in local Red Cross
chapters, in schools and in indus
trial 'groups.
Emphasis will be placed on
functional swimming and water
safety, the art of remaining afloat
under adverse conditions and
swimming while fully equipped and
clothed, as taught by Red Cross to
members of the armed forces. In
struction of civilians prior to in
duction is planned as a means of
better preparing men and women
for service in the armed forces and
their auxiliaries.
The four colleges cooperating with
the Red Cross in the conduct of
the schools, together with the
dates of the sessions, are: North
Carolina College for Negroes, Dur
ham, N. C., June 21-July 1; Tus
kegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.,
June 28-July 8; Tennessee A and
I State College, Nashville, Tenn.,
June 28 to July 8, and West Vir
ginia State College, Institute, W.
Va., July 12 to 22. Registration is
being handled through local Red
Cross chapters, and Red Cross field
staff members will act as instruc
tors for the courses.
The Natonal Negro Aquatic
School, held during the past four
summers, was conducted at North
Carolina College in 1939 and 1940
and at Tennessee A and I in 1941
and 1942#
Funeral Services
For Aged Man
Funeral services were held last
week for Mr. Albert Anderson, 91
year-old man who died last Thurs
day at his residence on Poplar
boulevard extension. The last rites
were said at the New Strangers
Home church.
Mr. Anderson was well-known in
the Northeast Jackson neighbor
hood where he spent the many years
of his life working at yard jobs at
white homes.
West Point Has
Commencement
Exercises
The commencement exercises of
the Ministerial Institute and col
lege were held in the auditorium
of the Mt. Herman Baptist church,
May 13. Nine students graduated
from the elementary department
and six from high school, two from
junnor college, and six from the
ministerial preparatory course. The
degree of Dr. of Divinity was con
ferred on three ministers.
Dr. W. A. Zuber of Tupelo, Miss.,
delivered the graduation address.
Commencement
Held At S.C.I.
Monday, May 24
Thirty two graduates were grant
ed diplomas from the Southern
Christian Institute on Monday, May
24, at the sixty-first annual com
mencement of the school.
Of the nine graduates from the
Junior College, Miss Alma Lee,
daughter of Mrs. Cassie A. Lee of
Edwards, Miss., received highest
scholastic honors. Miss Lee has
proved very capable, both as a stu
dent and as assistant in the class
room and in the library. She has
been a faithful member of the
choir, the glee club and the girls’
quartet and has done solo work.
She has been active and cooperative
in general activities of the campus.
Miss Lee plans to enter Meharry
Medical college at Nashville, Tenn.
Special honors went to three of
the twenty-three graduates of the
high school. Scholarships were pre
sented to Miss Annie Sanders, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur San
ders of Learned, Mississippi, and
Mr. David Hutton son of Mrs. Edna
Hutton of Edwards, Miss., as first
and second highest ranking stu
dents over a period of four years.
Miss Sanders has served for two
years as secretary to the dean of
the college and Mr. Hutton has dis
tinguished himself bv winning two
awards in contests in current
events. He is recognized by his
classmates as “Professor.” Another
graduate, Miss Hazel Stamps, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Stamps, of Learned, Miss., having
been selected by the faculty as the
“most worthy student,” received a
cash award of ten dollars, given by
a friend of the school, Mr. Isaac,
secretary of the National Negro
Baptist Convention.
Other honors were bestowed up
on Miss .Thelma Cowan, of the
tenth grade, Miss Cowan is the
daughter of the former dean of the
S. C. I., Lieut. Jason M. CowTan,
now a chaplain in New Guinea, and
Mrs. J. M. Cowan, present dean of
women at the S. C. I. Miss Cowan
received two cash awards, one from
the Harmonia Club of Jackson, for
having shown supervisor improve
ment in music and one from the
Mary Church Terrell Literary Club
of Jackson for outstanding develop
ment in English.
The commencement program was
as follows: Prelude: “Melodie,” Pad
erewski, Mrs. Jackson; Procession
al: “Priest’s March,” Mendelssohn;
Invocation, Music by the Church
choir; Commencement address, Mr.
William R. Holder, United Christian
Missionary Society, Indianapolis; A
warding of honors, Dean Charles
Mosley, Presentation of diplomas,
President John Long, Benediction.
Postlude: “Dryade,” Jensen, Mrs.
Jackson.
Following is a list of the gradu
ates for this year:
Junior College: Arthone Hender
son, Pocahontas, Miss. Alma Jean
Jacobs, Edwards, Miss. Alma Lee,
Edwards. Arthur Lindsay, Lena;
Marie Patterson, Edwards; Pearl
La Verne Richards, Chicago, 111.;
Mrs. S. Georgia Carpenter, Port
Gibson; Mrs. Helen B. Felton, Vicks
burg; Mrs. Bessie Louise Griffin,
Bolton; Mrs. Lenora T. Stampley,
Edwards.
High School: George Barker,
Camp Lee, Va. Thomas Brooks,
Bluefield, Va. Indiana Bruce, Bo
vina, Miss. Willie F. Davis, Lake
Providence, La. Ella Rae Fields,
Learned. Sallie Mae Fields, Learn
ed. Lois Flagg, Edwards. Dorothy
Flowers, St. Louis, Mo. Bernie Ger
man, Edwards, Miss.
Local Boards
Call For More
Registrants
The following registrants report
ed to Hinds County Local Boards
No. 1 and No. 4 this week for phy
sical examination:
Board 1: Marshall Nelson Gra
ham, Willie Leroy Bass, Charles H.
Johnson, Johnnie Bruce Sampson,
Seymour Jones, Jr., Louis Robin
son, Anderson Cosby, Richard
Charles Green, John Will Jackson,
Tommie Lemon, Clozell McGehee,
Weldon Hill, Johnnie Lane, A. C.
Harris, Joseph Courts, L o n n ie
Cooper, Eddie Middleton.
Board 4: Carl Nesbitt Garrison
Lenton C r os s, Ruben McDade,
Clide Earl Davis, L. C. Blue, Gol
die Johnson, Robert Smith James
Jackson, Crafton Smith, George
Coleman, Edward Kimbrough, Wil
bur H. Boyles,
Released by U. S. War Department
Bureau of Public Relations
TUSKEGEE ARMY AIR FIELD,
ALABAMA — Second Lieutenant
James J. Johns of Alliance, Ohio,
a recent graduate of the Air Corps
Administrative Officers Candidate
School at Miami Beach, Florida.
The lieutenant is a former Wilber
force University student and a .
member of the Kappa Alpha Psl j
Fraternity.
Released by U. S. War Department
Bureau of Public Relations
TUSKEGEE ARMY AIR FIELD,
ALABAMA — Second Lieutenant
Shirley R. Clinton of Camden, New
Jersey, was recently commissioned
from the Air Corps Administration
Officer Candidate School, Miami
Beach, Florida. Lieutenant Clinton
graduated from Glassboro State
Teachers College in 1942, receiving
his Bachelor of Arts decree.
Graduates From
Officer Candidate
School
Fort Des Moines, la.—Third Of
ficer Connie Sinclair of 6246 South
Parkway, Chicago, 111., was one of
12 Negro women who were grad
uated from Officer Candidate
School and commissioned as Third
Officers in the Women’s Army Aux
iliary Corps at First WAAC Train
ing Center, Fort Des Moines, la.,
on May 17. Her rank is the WAAC
equivalent of Second Lieutenant in
the Army.
Third Officer Sinclair has been
assigned to duty as a Company Of
ficer in one of the Negro WAAC
companies at Fort Des Moines. She
was selected from the ranks of
WAAC Auxiliaries for officer train
ing at the completion of Basic
Training at Fort Des Moines.
The daughter of Mrs. Corinne
Sinclair of 229 Leevy Avenue, Pass
Christian, Miss., Third Officer Sin
clair was an OPA registrar in Chi
cago before she joined the WAAC.
She was formerly a truant officer
for the Bureau of Compulsory Ed
ucation in Chicago and also taught
at Tillotson College in Austin Tex.,
and Alcorn College in Alcorn, Miss.
She graduated from Randolph
High School in Pass Christian,
Miss., in 1929 and from Tillotson
College in Austin, Tex., with an
A. B. degree in 1935. She has also
studied with the National Recrea
tion Institute.
Third Officer Sinclair's brother,
John Oliver Sinclair is in the Army.
Train Victim
Identified By
Local Police
The body of Will Green, 45 year
old Negro, sought by Jackson Po
lice, Thursday night as an escape
from State Hospital, was discover
ed by three Negroes in Town Creek
at the G. M. & O. crossing just
south of Rankin street, last Friday
morning.
It is said that the Negro had ap
parently been hit by a train early
Friday morning and his body
thrown some 60 feet into the edge
of the creek. When found it is said
that the man’s right leg had been
severed just below the knee and
that he had several cuts on the
head.
The dead man came originally
from Greenwood. A coroner’s jury
was impanelled by E. C. “Bob” j
Gaynor and a verdict of “acciden
tal death” was reached.
RATION REMINDER
Sugar—Coupon No. 13 became
valid June 1, and will be good for
5 lbs. through August 15. Coupons
No. 15 and 16 are good for 5 lbs.
each for home canning purposes.
Housewives may apply to their lo
cal boards for additional rations.
Coffee—Stamp No. 24 (1 pound)
became valid May 31 and is good
through June.
Shoes—No. 17 stamp in war ra
tion book one good for one pair
through June 15. Stamp No. 18 (1
pair) will become valid June 16.
Meats, etc.—Red stamp “L” be
comes valid June 6.
Foods—Blue stamps G, H, J re
main valid through June 7/ K, L,
M, will continue good through July
7.
Maternity Care
For Wives Of
Service Men
Twenty-three State health agen
cies are now authorized to provide
maternity care for wives of men in
the four lowest pay grades of the
armed forces, and medical hospital
and nursing care for their babies,
both without cost to the family, the
Children’s Bureau of the U.S. De
partment of Labor announced to
day.
States whose programs have been
submitted and approved were list
ed today by the Bureau as: Ari
zona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Lela
ware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missis
sippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New
Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah.
Vermont, West Virginia, Wiscon
sin and Wyoming.
Under approved States plans,
wives of these service men may re
ceive complete medical care dur
ing pregnancy, childbirth, and 6
weeks after. At childbirth, wheth
er the wife stays at home or goes
to a hospital, she and her baby may
have medical 'and nursing 'care.
Medical care is also provided for
the baby throughout his first year
of life. All that the wife needs to
do to apply is to fill out a simple
form which she can get from the
States health department.
Dr. Edwin F. Daily, Director of
the Division of Health Services of
the Children’s Bureau, stated to
day that a number of additional
States have submitted plans which
will be acted on within the next
few days.
“Of course we are anxious to see
this help given promptly to all eli
gible wives and babies of the men
who are giving so much to the Na
tion.” Dr. Daily said. “We are grat
ified that the 23 States have acted
promptly. The delay of some State
health departments, in preparing
and submitting satisfactory plans
for these services, is each week, de
priving hundreds of women of the
benefits Congress has authorized for
them.”
Ten Registrants
Accepted For Duty
Out of ten registrants of the local
draft board sent to Camp Shelby
for induction, seven were accepted
for Army duty, two in the Navy,
and one in the Coast Guard.
The following colored registrants
of the Rankin Board were accept
ed in the Army and left for Camp
Shelby last Saturday:
Willie Summers, Sidney Daniel
Barnes, James Cleveland Anderson,
M. L. Butler, Clyde Foster, Roscoe
Spann, Jr., James Cax.
The following two were accepted
in the Navy: J. T. Mannery, Vir
ger Turner.
And James Edward Smith went
into the Coast Guard.
Rubber Boots For Workers
Rubber boots are now available
to the following classes of workers:
miners, loggers, communications
linemen, construction workers, oil
drillers, quarry workers, and clay
extractors. Formerly only miners
and loggers were on the eligible
list. But a purchaser is no longer
required to turn in worn-out rub
ber footwear when he buys a new
pair.
Alcorn Hears
Former U. S.
Congressman
Alcorn, Miss., May 28—The Hon
orable Arthur W. Mitchell, former
Congressman of the United States,
delivered the principal address at
the 73rd annual commencement of
Alcorn A. & M. College Monday
morning, May 24, at 10:00 o’clock.
Mr. Mitchell did not give the usual
academic address; instead he very
appropriately talked about the times
we are facing, the responsibilities
the war has imposed upon us, the
importance of the Allies’ winning
the global conflict, and what the
young people should hope for.
The speaker told the forty-seven
graduates to go out into the world
with success as their goal. “The
person who doesn't succeed will
ask many questions,” he said, “such
as ‘How much (money) will I get?
How much help will I have?’ But
the man who succeds will ask only
one question: ‘What must I do to
succeed?’”
Mr. Mitchell stressed the impor
tance of common labor. He stated
that the great men are the men who
are not afraid to work.
and prizes was made by Horace D.
Murdock, Registrar. Lee Evans was
first honor student, and Olevia L.
Barker was second honor student.
Prizes and Awards Won
Olevia L. Barker won the Meyer
Gold Medal, a prize awarded an
nually to the best student citizen
of the college department.
Thelma C. Miller received the
Parmi Nous Scholarship of $50.00,
given yearly to a young woman of
the junior class, based on scholar
ship, deportment, personality, co
operative spirit, and contribution to
the college in general.
The Henry L. Levy Award, a tro
phy offered to the student showing
the greatest progress in typing in
the Department of Business Ad
ministration, was won by Ida Mae
Walker.
Jesse Flowers received the Har
monica, Inc., Music Progress Prize
for making the greatest progress
in music during the year.
The M. M. Hubert Leadership
Prize, awarded to the young man
registered in the Division of Agri
culture who demonstrates superior
ability in scholarship and shows
potentialities for future leadership,
went to Lee Evans.
The M. C. Terrell Literary Club
Prize was awarded to Joree Jack
son and Willie M., Weddington for
proficiency in high school English.
Jesse Woolflok received the S.
Joseph Farrar Prize, given to the
student doing the best work in the |
Science Department.
Olevia L. Barker won the Per
kins Industrial Merit Prize, offered!
to the young woman of the Division
of Home Economics making the
best all-around record for the ses
sion 1942-1943.
The Alumni Scholarship of $100,
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(Continued on Page 3)
Liberia President
Pays Tribute To
Washington
His Excellency, Edwin M. Bar
clay, President of the Republic of
Liberia, paid tribute to this Na
tion’s founder Saturday, May 29,
when he journeyed to Mt. Vernon,
Va., to place a wreath on the tomb
of George Washington, first Presi
dent of the United States.
Accompanying President Barclay
was President-Elect W. V. S. Tub
man, Capt. Alford Russ, Liberian
Military Aide; Brigadier General
Benjamin O. Davis, U. S. A., who
represented President Roosevelt;
Edward W. Nash and Stanley
Woodward of the Department of
State.
The distinguished Liberian
guests, after touring the home of
Washington, motored to Arlington
National Cemetery, and placed an
other wreath before the tomb of
the Unknown Soldier. A special
ceremony for this occasion had
been arranged by Maj. Gen. John
T. Lewis, commanding officer of
the Military District of Washing
ton.
As the party arrived at the cem
etery, they were greeted by a 21
gun presidential salute. The Army
Band played the Liberian Nation
al Anthem and the “Star-Spangled
Banner.” Taps were blown by a
picked guard of honor as President
Barclay lowered the wreaths be
fore the bier
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Extra Session Of M. W. King
Hiram Grand Lodge Draws
Largest Crowd In History
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Calvary Baptist Church, Yazoo ? 1
City Scene of Big Meeting
Grand Master
111. J. C. McClendon, 33 Grand
Master of the M. W. King Hiram
Grand Lodge which met in Extra
Session in Yazoo City, Sunday,
May 30.
System of Soldiers
Allotments And
Allowances
Through enactment of the “Ser
viceman’s Dependents Allowance
Act of 1942,” the Government has
made an effort to help soldiers
and sailors meet home-tie obliga
tions. The Act’s objective is to
“provide family allowances for the
dependents of enlisted men of the
Army, Navy, Marine Corps and
Coast Guard” throughout the war
and for six months thereafter.
With the increased wage scale and
Government allowance, the average
serviceman and his family now
have an income greater than any
thing of this kind heretofore in ef
fect for soldiers and sailors.
While it is not rigidly compul
sory by law, a married service
man is expected to allot $22 of his
pay each month to his wife. The
government matches his allotment
with a Class A allowance of $28
to wife. An allowance is a grant
provided from Federal funds in
addition to the servieeman'c rptt.
ular pay. If they have one child
the monthly allowance is $40, and
an additional $10 for each addi
tional child, or $20 to one child
where there is no wife; $30 to two
children where there is no wife
and additional $10 for each addi
tional child. An allowance up to $20
is granted to a former wife di
vorced, if alimony is being paid
by court decree. Qualifying de
pendents have the privilege of
filing application if the service
man is remiss or is unable to make
application himself.
A Class B allowance is granted
when a serviceman makes a volun
tary allotment for the support of
his dependent parent or parents,
brothers or sisters or grandchil
dren. In addition to the service
man’s contribution, the Govern
ment will contribute the following
amounts to Class B dependents: $15
to one parent, and an additional $5
for each brother, sister or grand
child, the total not to be more
than $50; $25 to two parents, and
an additional $5 for each brother,
sister or grandchild, if there are
no parents.
To Solicit Farm
Labor
This is to inform the general pub
lic that the Agricultural Extension
Agents of Hinds County appointed
at a meeting this week, Rev. F. W.
Coleman, Mrs. Emma Cotton and
Mr. Walter Stewart, as a Commit
tee to solicit farm labor in the city
of Jackson. When these persons
call upon you, please receive them
and give the information they seek,
as this is a worthy cause. This has
to deal with the food situation. Be
fore the end of the year, it might
become necessary for all of us to
give the farmer a hand. Food is
the human fuel and without it, we
stop.
In spite of limited transportation
conditions now existing every
where, the largest delegation ever
to attend any Session held by the
Most Worshipful King Hiram
Grand Lodge, Colored A. F. & A.
M. Scottish Rite Masons of the
State of Mississippi was in atten
dance at the Extra Session held
Sunday, May 30, 1943 at the Cal
vary Baptist Church, Rev. A. W.
Moore, Pastor, Yazoo City, Miss.
Forming a line of march at the
Afro Auditorium and going on to
Calvary Baptist Church, this or
ganization presented one of the
largest parades ever staged by a
Negro Fraternal organization in
Yazoo City.
At the Calvary Baptist Church
an interesting and inspiring pro
gram was rendered by officers of
the OES and the Grand Lodge.
Never in the history of the state
has a Negro fraternal organization
grown as the M. W. King Hiram
Grand Lodge since 1938. The
growth of this organization de
manded that another office girl be
added to the office force. Several
new Lodges were on hand at the
Opening of the Session Monday
A. M. to be added to the Roll.
vIt was anounced by the Grand
Secretary tha-t the money in the
Widows Donation Department is in
creasing monthly and donations
were asked to be increased and all
donations be made in due notice
of death.
111. G. D. Sharp, 32, reported
the biggest balance in Treasury
that has ever been carried by the
organization.
The members and delegates were
highly entertained by Widows Son
Lodge and Easter Star Chapter,
Sunday night with plenty of re
freshments all free.
This organization is really prov
ing its worth. It is not being built
on promises but on deeds. It does
not knock or fight any other or
ganization and is spending all its
time trying to do all the things
it is supposed to do.
S.C.I. Graduates
Make Gifts To *
Alma Mater
Generous gifts were made by both
graduating classes of the Southern
Christian Institute, Edwards, Miss.
The college class left a donation
of $109.63 to be used for a new
entrance gate. The president, Mr.
Arthur Henderson, gave recogni
tion to the other five classes for
their fine cooperation in raising the
money during the fall, when the
sophomore college class, under the
iviia. iviosiey,
sponsored a “Miss S. C. I.” project.
The graduates of the high school
under the presidency of Mr. Thos.
Brooks and the sponsorship of Miss
Johnnie Howard, presented to the
school a beautiful copy of Sail
man’s “Gethsemane’’ to be used as
a worship center. The president al
so announced that a large service
flag was to arrive in the near fu
ture.
Such gifts are always gratefully
acknowledged by the office of ad
ministration and are appreciated by
succeeding groups of students, who,
in turn, become loyal alumni.
Delta Man Has
Twelve Sons In
Armed Forces
While in the Leflore County
sheriff’s office paying taxes, Mr.
Sherman Jenkins, 65-year-old Ne
gro tenant on the Ray Plantation
between Sunnyside tnd Money, re
vealed the fact that he had twelve
sons in the service, with four of
them doing over-sea duty.
Mr. Jenkins stated that his boys
ranged in age from 19 to 39 and
the draft took all of them.
This contribution to the armed
service represents all of the Jen
kin male children, but he has two
daughters at home.
While the food conferees are at
it, they might give some thought
to making it cost less as well as go
around.

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