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The War Last week was relatively quiet. The battle of Attu Island entered its final phase; Allied planes kept up a steady rain of bombs on Axis Mediterranean ports and European production centers; storms raging over most of the Southwest Pacific hampered air activity in the Solo mons and in New Guinea. When the week opened, the trap ped Japanese garrison on Attu had been split up into three groups— isolated pockets harrassed continu ally by low-flying American fighter planes. Attu village had been vir tually wiped off the map by U. S. bombing and strafing planes. Then, on Wednesday, the Navy announ ced that one of the three Jap pock ets had been wiped out ard that Army ground troops were attack ing'dH^ther. ‘ Attack By Combined Forces The Japanese have fought back, but their retaliatory bombing raids have had little effect on the Amer ican advances. Secretary of War Stimson, holding a press conference in Washington, said these attacks were operating from bases in the Kurile Island Group. Casualties Comparatively Light Incomplete reports of American casualties in the struggle for Attu show 127 killed, 399 wounded and 118 missing. Secretary Stimson, in giving out these figures, said Jap anese losses were believed to be heavier. Mediterranean Bombing Attacks The heavy pounding of Allied bom ings was inflicted over and over last week on Italy’s most important ports. Harbor installations, supply centers, rail and road facilities, air fields, warehouses, ships, in Sicily, Sardinia and Italy felt the destruc tive might of Allied planes. In one daylight attack, more than 300 planes of Major Gen. James Doolit tle’s strategic air force swarmed ever Sardinia, meeting no fighter opposition and no anti-aircraft fire. In another raid, the Sicilian ferry terminus of Messina was virtually paralyzed. Raids On New Guinea After several days of limited ac tivity, forced upon them by bad weather, Gen. Douglas MacArthur’ Allied fliers, using one-ton bombs, raided the Japanese bases at Lae and Madang, and attacked a long stretch of the New Guinea coast line. Eight-Day Blitz Over Europe In twin attacks on the Nazi sub marine bases at Wilhelmshave’n and Emden, in Germany, American Fly ing Fortresses and Liberators brought down 74 enemy fighter planes, losing only 12 American bombers. The loss ratio in these at tacks was more than six enemy planes for every American bomb er lost. Brushey Creek News Miss Clotile Haley, Reporter Everyone who wish to, may come to Brushey Creek School house the first Sunday night in June to witness some very fine Gospel singing. The admission will be 15c. Everyone was glad to hear the Jones Boys sing Sunday. They wish that they will come again soon. Mrs. Lula Bell Cole has return ed from Gulfport where she visit ed her husband, Mr. L. T. Cole. Miss Mary White is in Bogalusa, La., visiting her mother. Pvt. G. C. Jackson is home on a furlough. BRUSHEY CREEK GOSSIP: Well folks, here is a little gos sip. I don’t suppose it will harm anyone. Is it true that a bomb fell last Sunday on a certain girl? A. M. H. you had better stay out * of the way and let L. V. S. have v E. C. M. White has gone to Bo galusa, La. Wonder what will A. D. T. do. C. T. H. what’s wrong . between you and J. E. C. He was with E. M. McDonald Sunday, but you don’t care as long as you can get Shellie W. J. B. Lewis was strickly in the groove with L. Brown the 4th Sunday, where was I. Murry then? Well, W. D. if you want A. M. Haley you had better keep her by your side, for if that . black Plymouth comes along, R. A. is sure to let her ride. Silis L. you had better do the same, be cause that green Plymouth will come by also. B. L. Allen was in the car with Louis S. Sunday, where was Christine C.? L. E. Ber ry is in love with a boy at New Hope, could it be L. R. Sorrell? Beatrice C. had on a wedding dress the 4th Sunday, do you ap pose she and R. Brantley are about to get married Willie Lee cannot decide between B. L. Lewis and C. C. Craft. Make up your mind, which one do you want. So long until next week. Bogue Chitto News The New Zion Union Sunday School had a fine service Sunday. Every teacher and officer were in their places. We have a nice sum of money in treasury. After Sunday School, our atten tention was turned to the program given by the Missionary Society, under the direction of the presi dent, Mrs. Eliza Morris and Mrs. Lula Wilsher. The program was an enjoyable one. Each person play ed well his or her part. After the program we enjoyed a wonderful sermon by Rev. Chas. Bates, as sisted by Mr. Louis Sterling. The citizens of Bogue Chitto welcomed the coming of Rev. L. S. Jones home after having been away in Magnolia sick for quite a while. His daughter, Laura, has been a real nurse for him. She has stood by him faithfully since he has been down suffering from blood poison. We are still praying for his complete recovery. Rev. Jones is a true worker for the Lord. His fame is far and wide. He is well thought of by white and colored. Mr. L Morris, Joe Gaten, Mrs. Ora Hampton and Mrs. Lucile Murry are on the sick list. Our young men are still going in to the armed forces. The follow ing left Monday for Camp Shelby: Willie Ray Godbolt, J. C. Bates, H. B. Bullock and Flozzell Leroy May, also A. J. Evans and Mingo Harrjpton. Mrs. Gussie D. Washington is back home after having spent a week in Jackson at the bedside of a very sick sister. The hoes are ringing on every i hill. Everybody trying to reap the benefit of the rains which helped so much. Black berries are ripen ing and the housewives are getting busy. He that soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Let us watch how and what we sow. Johnson Station News Miss Willie M. Tillman, Reporter Everyone attended Sunday school Sunday. The lesson was beautiful ly taught by Miss Eva Grace Louis and reviewed by Rev. Gates. The regular preaching service was held Sunday morning at Rocky Point Missionary Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. W. L. Gates preaching a splended sermon. The evening sermon was delivered by Rev. G. E. Berry. Everyone enjoy ed both sermons. We certainly did look for the Egypt Hill mem bers and were sorry that they could not get down here. Total collection was $59.60. The Mt. Oliver Jubilee Singers sang sev eral songs in the afternoon. They also sang at Mt. Zion church that night. Mrs. Mentie Washington has re turned home after visiting her sons and daughters in New Or leans. Mrs. Amiteen Harris has return ed home after visiting her brother in Gary, Ind. Mr. Willis Thomas is still on the sick list.t Mrs. Mary Edwards is sorry to hear that her son, Sgt. Willie E. Tillman is sick with a cold. He is stationed in Camp McCain, Miss. Mrs. Mentie Washington and Mrs. Edwards are sorry their sons Sgt. Willie E. Tillman and Pfc. Fred Washington both of Camp McCain, Miss., didn’t get to come home. Mrs. Hattie Washington is proud to hear that her son stationed in Baltimore, Maryland, is well. Mr. Fred Lee Tillman left Wed nesday on No. 2 for Conn. He will be there for four months and then return here for school. Mr. Glen Sailing spent two weeks with his aunt and sister. He re turned to his home Saturday. Pvt. T. J. Williams who was home on a furlough for fourteen days, returned to his camp in Cal ifornia, recently. Funeral services for Mr. Willis Thomas, age 55, who died Monday night, May 17, were held at Rocky Point at 3 p. m. Thursday. Rev. H. Brown of Brookhaven officiat ed. Mr. Thomas leaves to mourn his passing three sisters, Mrs. Area Thomas, Louisiana; Mrs. Gus sie Thomas, McComb; Mrs. Mar tilder, McComb • three brothers, Mr. George Thomas, across the sea, Mr. Louis Thomas, Memphis, Mr. David Thomas, Johnson Sta tion, three nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. Ar rangements were in charge of Min go Funeral Home. Mr. and Mrs. Clim Wallace were proud to hear from their son, Pvt. I Leroy Wallace, who is across the sea. Mrs. Mary Edwards was proud irlENSOK, FAMED M AM ARCTIC EXPLORER. BEGAN RIS CAREER IN THE JUNGLES OF CENTRAL AMERICA! PEARY SO IMPRESSED WITH YOUNG HENSONS ABILITY, KEPT HIM AS HK LIEUTENANT ON ALL HIS SUBSEQUENT EXPLORATIONS. p's, MW- OH11 UMIK6 AMERICAN TO SET TOOT ON AN» uSUSuw «? mm KILL. ENGAGING PERSONALITY, MADE HIM THE MOST IK DISPENSABLE MEMBER Of THE EXPEDITION.- FOR THE flNN. "■ TO THE POLE. RY CHOSE FIVE EN- FOUR ESKIMOS 4-i MAT BENSON! JK ,V\ -Mi COMMANDER MACNJUANTTS^ jT WAS HENSON mo ACJOALLY PLANTED f J% 1*L}™£ *#^ 01} TS? 0F m Wm‘ WmtfvtfARY, GXfrwv, HrtAUSTED AND-m, $AT 0N THE SLEDGE AND fEEBLY'WAVED to know that her son, Sgt. Willie E. Tillman, will get his furlough in June. Soldiers’ Wives Get Hospital Care More than 30 hospitals in Missis sippi are now taking care of sol diers’ wives and infants under the plan whereby this service is pro vided for dependents of service men of certain grades, and many more are completing arrangements to do so. Announcing this participation, Dr. Frances E. Brennecke, director of the program for the Mississippi State Board of Health, pointed out that this co-operation shows a real concern for the safety and welfare of soldiers’ families on the part of the hospital, despite the fact that hospitals everywhere are over crowded and under-staffed. “Mississippi physicians have shown the same spirit of coopei’a ticn,” said Dr. Brennecke “Already ever 130 Mississippi physicians are assisting in the program. Participa tion is, of course, purely voluntary, but high-ranking medical men all ever the country are accepting the uniform payment set by the Child ren’s Bureau in order to serve the wives and babies of our fighting men.” Outlining for the expectant moth er just how complete the service is Dr. Brennecke said that after the initial visit to the physician to whom the patient submits her ap plication. the eligible mother will receive a letter stating that her application has been approved. She must return to the physician at least once a month, or as often as the physician requires. In this way the doctor can keep a check on her progress and provide for any com plications that may arise. ''‘When the baby comes,1' she continued, “the doctor will take care of the patient either in the home or hospital, as he has planned be forehand. Complications and oper ations are taken care of, as well as examination of the mother when the baby is six weeks old. This ex amination is a large factor in keep ing down future complications. It is considered such an important health measure that the physician is not paid until he has made this six-weeks examination.” Under the same program, funds are available to pay the physician and hospital for care of the sick baby under one year old. To secure payment under this plan, the ‘phy sician must send in an application the first time he treats the child. “It is the obligation of eveiy Mis sissippian,” said Dr. Brennecke, “to see that no soldier’s wife lacks safe maternity care because she does not know what is provided for her and her baby.” Let us all hope that the RAF will go on preserving Germany’s new disorder.. Released by U. S. War Department Bureau of Public Relations TUSKEGEE ARMY AIR FIELD, ALABAMA — Second Lieutenant Carl Henry Deiz of Portland, Oregon, was among the recent graduates of the Air Corps Ad ministrative Officers Candidate School at Miami Beach, Florida. He was inducted into the Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, in Octo ber, 1942. Since his induction, he has served at Maxwell Field, Ala bama, and Basic Flying School, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. His brother, Lieutenant Robert Diez, is a flying officer, having graduated from the Tuskegee Army Flying School. Hopewell Rev. G. E. Berry, Reporter On Friday, May 28, 1943, Mrs. Sarah Jane Brent-Wilson, the dau ghter of Mr. Eli Brent was taken to Georgetown for medical treat ment, after finding inflamed ton sils. The doctor advised hospital treatment and she was taken to Baptist Hospital where her tonsils were removed. Relatives and friends are happy to know that she is now back home doing nicely. In an article of May 22, I told you I would give you the other side. I guess you are wondering what I mean by the “other side.” it is very important may I say and should be appealing to every sane individual, but due to the fact as I am very heavily taxed this morning from several angles, I will have to defer the discussion until next issue in connection with this more than two weeks ago I received a business letter from the Religious Editor of the Pitts burg Courier Publishing Company, asking me to write an article each week that will deal with the re ligious side of the human family. So we all should realize that problems of this kind are not so easily worked out and especially when it comes to dealing with . ■ J __ I the mind, thoughts and ideas of more than a million people a week. Although as I have given my con sent to write for the press it will take sometime to work it out. We come again to thank the peo ple of the Grushey Creek com munity for their wholehearted co operation with Mrs. Eula Robinson the wife of our pastor and Mrs. Buelah Jackson the wife of a prominent minister of the Brushey Creek M. B. Church in sponsor ing a very interesting play by narrie, the “Good Samaritan.” Fol lowing the program, Rev. Shirley Jackson preached a wonderful ser mon, text, Gal: 6c, lc. Collection, $11.10. As Agent and Writer, I must congratulate the boys and girls of the Brushey Creek, New Hope Association district for the inter est that they manifest in reading the Mississippi Enterprise the best paper for Negroes in the state and may I say to you, there is only two ways to know anything, first it is to see it and second is to read about it. Last, but not least, may I thank the good women of the New Hope M. B. church for the nice dinner they served Sun day and I especially thank Mrs. Myria and Lena Allen and Mrs. Sandifer for the nice dinner they prepared for. me. Your reporter, G. E. B. Harrisville News Mrs. Fannie Bridges, Reporter Dear Editor: Please allow me space to tell about our great rally which was held at Mt. Salem Bap tist Church, Rev. J. H. Bridges, pastor, on the 4th Sunday in May. The pastor delivered a spiritual and inspiring sermon, taking his text from the 20th chapter and 6th verse of Matthews. He used for his subject, “There is plenty to do”. This was truly a soul-stirring ser ll*'y'T"y -WWW TfTVfTTTTTTTTTT WANTED Colored Men and Women to Work in Woods, Saw Mill and Planing Mill. APPLY: A. TINDAL, Inc. CARPENTER, MISS. I JflCKSOn, MISS. 229 S. Congress St. Phone 4-4036 I \ mon. Other spiritual messages were brought by Rev. Williams of New Hebron, Miss., and Rev. Weathers by of Harrisville, Miss. $151,.27 was raised in this rally. More news next week. HARRISVILLE NEWS Miss Minnie Lee Barnes, Reporter The Zion Hill M. B. Sunday school opened at 11:40. Class No. 1, reported 15c j Class No. 3, 44c. Making a total of 59c. From this date on, the Sunday school will open at 10:00 o’clock. The second Sunday in each n^onth is our reg ular Service day, therefore I am extending this invitattion to ev eryone to come and help put over this great program in the name of the Lord. Come whenever you desire, you are always welcome. Disbanding of the Communist In ternationale is just another indica tion that Stalin knows what he is about. One war at a time, boys. Visit Your Own Community Store— VALLEY SANDWICH SHOP MEAT MARKET AND GROCERY STORE STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUITS Park Washington, Prop. HAZLEHURST, MISS. VISIT THE Thee-Way Inn Cafe and Hotel Good Food, Comfortable Rooms Gas Heat, Pooll Room Beauty Shop Expert Beauty Service by Trained Operators Grocery & Market Staple and Fancy Groceries, Quality Meats Phone 223-W Ernest Washington, Prop. 22 E. Railroad Ave. Hazlehurst, Miss. - I BE READY FOR WINTER DRIVING Drive' in for Free Inspection “Save Everything’ STARTERS GENERATORS IGNITION j j Used Cars Bought and Sold E | BATTERY SERVICE PHONE 3-1234 Jackson, Mississippi Released by U. 8. War Department r Bureau of Public Relations TUSKEGEE ARMY AIR FIELD, ALABAMA — Second Lieutenant Robert N. Gardner of St. Paul, Minnesota, received his commis sion from the Air Corps Admini tration Officers Candidate School, Miami Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1942. After a co-ordinator for sports, about the only thing left would be for FDR to appoint a co-ordinator of co-ordinators. According to the 1939 census al most one half of all workers em ployed in Mississippi’s manufac turing plants received their income directly from the prepartion of for est products for the market. Very Stout Lady (to little boy)— Can you tell me if I can get thru this gate to the park? Little Boy—I guess so. A load of gravel has just gone through. vww wvv yVr'vT'rVvTirrrv WHILE IN CANTON VISIT Joe & Lovie’s Place Brightest Spot For Colored Between Memphis and Jackson JOE CATCHINGS, Prop. 331 Hickory Street CANTON, MISS. ****** aaa AAAAAAA — -, , , _ ._ Follow The Crowd To ji I THE BLUE FLAME I !! 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