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By Your Roving Reporter.
AGAIN THIS year we wish to
congratulate Prof. I. S. Sanders,
principal of Lanier High School and
other members of the faculty for
the beautiful and impressive morn
ing service conducted in the school
auditorium, Sunday morning for the
1943 seniors.
Rev. L. P. Johnson, pastor of
Christ Temple Church brought a
beautiful inspirational and informa
tional message to the group and we
think this class of 145 or more
young women should be especially
grateful to a school that it not only
concerned with their mental well
being, but is also vitally interested
in their spiritual well-being, the se
lection of a man to bring them such
a message as Rev. Johnson’s being
a fine testimony of that fact. We
wish for the seniors of Lanier—in
deed for the seniors of all the
schools of Jackson and the state,
all that is fine and good in life.
WITH THE schools closing and
huhdreds of graduates coming out,
many already on the job hunt, we
wish to offer a bit more advice—
not that w'e think it will be taken
serious, but to be in line with all
other columnists—First, we sav. “If
you work for a man, work for him
and not against him—If his business
is large enough to pay you a sal
ary, its large enough to be respect
ed, to be given your loyalty and
full cooperation. Too, it would be
a fine thing if you will remember
that when you take a job, you are
supposed to work, not that you will
know much about this word, but.
no kidding, it would be a fine thing
if you learned about it and learned
real soon.
AGAIN we join in with parents
and friends in welcoming home the
young Jacksonians who are return
ing from the various schools in and
out of the state. We wish for them
a pleasant vacation.
“WE are Americans Too” and
each and everyone of us can justly
be proud of the part that the Amer
ican Negro has played in the build
ing of this great America—if any
of us in the past have had the
slightest doubt concerning our
races' historical and contemporary
role in National Defense, we had
but only to be among the large
crowd that assembled at Farish
Street Baptist Church, Sunday to
witness the splendid AMERICAN
ISM Program sponsored by the
Evangelist Coleman W. Kerry of
Texas and participated in by both
colored and white leaders of the
city. Dr. Jacob Reddix's address on
the loyalty of the Negro unfolded
a wealth of information and fact,
of which, we as a race can justly
be proud.
ONE OF the nicest affairs of the
Commencement season was the
Private Dance given for the Lanier
High Seniors, Wednesday evening
in the artistically decorated Sol
dier’s Center, 501 N. Farish Street.
The patriotic colors were used both
in decoration and refreshments and
the soft lights and sweet music
made a very pleasing background
for the beautifully dressed young
ladies who were all very lovely in
evening gowns, the correctly attir
ed young men and the special guests
in khaki. Throughout the evening
all the vouns folk save thprmplvpc
up to having a jolly good time and
we are sure the affair is one that
will lorig be remembered by those
Jacksonians turned oyt by the
thousands, Tuesday evening to wit
ness Jackson's first big baseball
game of the season, the game be
tween the Memphis Red Sox and
the Birmingham Black Barons. Af
ter packing the grandstand, hun
dreds stood around the fence in
front of the grandstand, all hungry
for one of America’s oldest and
grandest sports. Baseball, all en
thusiastically pulling for both teams
. . . there were many who had se
lected the Red Sox as their favorite
team, but they did not hesitate one
moment to pay tribute to the Black
Barons, when this team came out
as winner of the game. Here’s hope
ing that those in charge of such af
fairs will bring'to Jackson other
big teams throughout the summer.
Hundreds of soldiers are coming
into Jackson over the weekends
and we feel that it would be a very
fine thing if we Jacksonians would,
more and more, open up our homes
to these (for the most part) very
fine young men. . . If you would
like to share your Sunday Dinner
with some of these boys, send your '
request to either the Soldier’s Cen- 1
ter or the USO. s
The R. H. Green Annex Nurses
were hostesses Wednesday night at
a Surprise Shower, honoring Mrs.
Virginia Polk Woodard, R.N., Su
pervisor of Nurses.
The Reception Room of the
Nurses Home was beautifully dec
orated with pink and white cut
Delicious plates were served with
tasty punch.
The guest of honor received many
lovely and useful gifts. Mrs. Wood
ard plans to vacation with her
husband, Pvt. Pearly Woodard sta
tioned at Camp Sutton, N. C.
Mrs. Eugene Davis, Reporter
Mrs. Charles Harris spent a few
days with his family and friends
1 his week. He is working in Pull
man Service, running from Chicago
to California.
Baby Campbell has been very
sick of Whooping Cough, but is
much better at this period.
Mrs. Alice Singleton is on the
sick list. We hope for her a speedy
Mrs. Rose Ford is home again
after spending several days with
her daughter, Mrs. Isadore Patrick
who operates a first class Cafe in
Virden’s Addition.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Davis of
Georgetown were entertained by
Mr. Davis’ parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Davis of this community,
Wednesday night.
Mrs. Alma Ford graduated from
the college department of Jackson
College last week.
In a letter sent to the following
matrons of the city, Mrs. Elizabeth
Moman, director of the Soldier’s
Center, 501 N. Farish Street, asked
their cooperation in the matter of
providing a list of girls and young
ladies to act as dance partners and
guests at the Center on all occa
sions when entertainment is being
planned for soldiers. The ladies
contacted were: Mrs. Willie Bla
lock, Mrs. Wilcher, Mrs. Leaner
Campbell, Mrs. Pearl Perkins, Mrs.
Blanche Brown, Mrs. Edna Conic
who made herself responsible for
contacting young ladies at the
Blackstone and other cafes of the
city; Miss Rosemary Lewis, who
will contact young ladies at the
Sanitary Laundry and Mrs. Katie
Sutenberry who will contact them
at the Crescent Laundry. Both man
agers of the Magee and Jackson
Steam Laundry have agreed to
have the young ladies of their es
tablishments contacted.
It is hoped that in this way a
list of two or three hundred names
will be made possible, so that at
all times there will be an ample
number of girls and ladies present.
The following form should be
filled out by all young women who
wish to attend the Service Men’s
1. Write a letter stating that you
would like to attend dances.
2. State your home address and
telephone number.
3. If you work, give employers
name — business address — phone
4. If you do not work, give name
of school you attend.
5. Are you single or married?
6. Give name, address, and tele
phone number of two persons to
whom committee may refer, pre
ferably members of church.
«. iiuuiCM JUUI 1CUC1 lU OU1U1CIS
Center, 501 N. Farish Street, Jack
son, Miss. All letters will be sent
to Dance Committee Chairman for
immediate attention.
Mrs. Geneva Claiborne left the;
city June 1 to join her sister, Mrs. j
Lula G. Davis, 1801 East 5th Street, j
Brooklyn, N. Y. Her friends wish j
for her a successful trip.
A dinner was given in the home
of Mrs. Dempsey Lewis in honor
c»f (the Birthday Anniversary of
Mrs. Geneva Claiborne which was
May 23. This affair was greatly en
joyed by all the guests which in
cluded the honoree, Mrs. L. B.
Hicks, Mrs. Beatrice Stuckey and
Mrs. Harriet Grants.
News was received this week by
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maddox, 310
Church Street, from their son, Pvt.
Samuel J. Maddox who is stationed
somewhere in Africa. Pvt. Maddox
stated that with the exception of a
slight cold he is doing fine.
Mrs. Lillie L. Bailey left the city
this week to visit her husband.
Pfc. Leo Bailey who is stationed at
-amp Rucker, Ala. The Bailey’s
on, Bobby, also left this week for
a visit with his aunt in Chicago.
Miss Bettie Edwards left this
week to join her mother in Chi
After a very pleasant visit with
his parents and friends, Marine Ed
die Lee returned to his station at
New River, N. C.
Miss Maudie Lee Traxler passed
thru the city en route to California
where she plans to make her home.
Miss Traxler will be remembered
as a popular beautician having
worked at the Davis Beauty Shop
and Lula Bell's Beauty Shop.
The J. M. A. of Clark Street Bap
tist Church met May 24 in the home
of Mrs. Jimmie Foote, 847 Blair
Street with the president presiding.
The devotional services were open
ed with a song, scripture was read
by Mrs. Dexter who also offered
prayer. Members present were:
Mrs. ,mma Dexter, Jimmie Foote,
Esteila Porter, Sylvia Wheatley,
Corene Guines, Inell Bradley. The
next meeting will be in the home
of Mrs. Corene Gwines, 734 Maple
William Johnson Bethlehem Cen
ter is sorry not to be able to have
its usual summer camp. Due to ra
tioning of both gasoline and food,
it would be difficult for us to have
our camping program. As soon as
practicable this summer activity
will be resumed. Miss Carryer says,
however, that this does not mean
there will not be a good program at
the Center. Every effort to improve
the summer program and to make
up for the lack of a Camp has been
made. The summer schedule of ac
tivities at the Center is as follows:
(Each person reading this sched
ule is invited to choose the activity
he or she would be interested in at
tending this summer.)
Beginning in June
(For Adults, Young People
and Children)
Every Wednesday, beginning June
2, Clinic, 8:30 to 12:00 Noon. Thurs
day, June 3, Prenatal Sewing Class,
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
June 5, Thrift Sales of Used Cloth
ing, 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Every Mon
day thru Friday, beginning June
7, Library, 9:00 until Noon. (Please
stop at office when you come to
library 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Play
room 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 7 and 21, Pre-School PTA,
2:00 p.m. 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
Girls’ Choir, 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Future
Home Makers, 3:00 to 5:00 p. m.
Boy Scout Troop, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
Wednesday June 9. Clinic, 8:30
until Noon. Thursday, June 10,
Girls’ Craft School 3:00 p.m. to 5:00
Friday, June 11, South American
Adventure Club, 10:00 a.m. to 12
Noon. (Junior Boys and Girls) Fri
day, June 11 and 25, Junior Music
Club, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00. On Call,
OPA Consumer Education.
(For boys and girls
Every Monday through Friday,
beginning June 7, Tennis, Horse
Shoe, Bathing Pool, See-Saw, Table
Tennis, Croquet, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
Noon. 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00
The above schedule will be fol
lowed weekly during the summer
Published and Edited by Soldiers
at the Mississippi Ordnance Plant,
Flora, Miss.
Talent Nights at Service Club 2
are events that should be a “must”
on your social Calendar. 647th Ord
nance Ammunition Companies
worked through a maze of disad
vantages to bring to the men and
guests shows of unexcelled quality.
On the Club's Calendar for next
week are shows given by 648th and
645th Ordnance Ammunition Com
panies. Watch Bulletin Boards for
exact dates.
Ash trays for the comfort of the
men have been donated by the
Smith Robertson School children
of Jackson, Miss. This recent con
tribution comes through the guid
ance of Miss Maude Brown, teach
er. Many thanks to them for their
kind thoughts of us.
“The Band is Coming” is the
present cry at Ser-Clu-To. The
piano, sax, bass fiddle, drums, and
guitar that we now have are re
hearsing daily for that effect that
will be a “killer” in the end. It is
exciting to know that such a deep
interest is being exhibited in the
band that personal instruments are
being sent for all over the country.
The “Ordnance Hop", “Gig Ya” and
many other such tunes are pealing
off the brain assembly line (.brain
to you) of Pvt. Kirkland at regular
intervals now.
That Pvt. Gus Van Dyke was an
entertainer in the Ziegfeld Follies
in the San Francisco Fair? That he
also did memorable work in the
Harlem Radio Room in Hollywood.
That Cpl. Roy Evans was the first
radio announcer in the USA of his
race having worked with stations
KMTR and KFOX in California,
extensively. And that his ability as
co-pi'oducer for the Bill Robinson
show and Harlem Highlights is still
being heralded as unsurpassed pro
That Pvt. Abe Green was the
proud recipient of a dedicated show
by his former co-workers, the
Golden Gate Quartet at one of their
regular broadcasts a few weeks ago.
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That Pvt. Edwin Thomas, PHD of
647 is a lawyer of no small degree.
That Sgt. Harvey Cogbill recent
ly co-produced a show with the
great Langston Hughes.
That Pvt. Robert Alburn former
ly of Famcee’s famous Collegians
and Pvt. John Broadnaz entertainer
out of Chicago added much jest to
the already jestful Rays of Rhythm
at the USO dance last week in
Jackson. Pvt. Alburn is a bass fid
dler-picker par excellence and Pvt.
Broadnax is a whiz on the drums.
That the program given by the
girl trio of Jackson College last
Sunday evening was a solid sender.
The lovely ladies, Misses Sadie Ed
wards, Joyce Mclnnis and Rose
Howard, gave out such sweet jive
that the t men are thinking about
officially adopting them.
That Pvt. Howard Pittman, 647th
, Ord. Amm. Co., can dance up a
blue dream. He hails from New i
York City and h^s had much suc
cess in dancing in the Jamaca Fol
lies, Ben Franklin Hotel in Phily
and Clubs in Brooklyn. You really
should see his hoof.
Speaking of hoofers—watch Sim
my Warren, grace, ease and de
lightful entertainment.
That men out of 644th Ord. Am
munition Company in Jackson on
pass were royally entertained by
Jackson College with a dance in
their honor Saturday evening of
last week. Success to you 644. We’ll
Gciiiu up wiui yuu.
That the young ladies on Lynch
Street, Jackson, Miss., seem to be
the only ones who are able to get
the soldiers up here to say “Will
You?” There are reports of two
weddings in the near future.
What you don’t know about is
that the 646th has a boxing team.
This is a challenge to the rest of
you pugilists. Will you accept it?
If so, contact Sgt. Nash or Cpl.
White immediately. Bouts* in all
weights desired.
If you crawled out of your tent
and looked directly into the face i
of a 12 ft. rattler what would you
do? Probably just what Sgt. Nash
did. gap open your mouth and pro
ceed to be “high and speechful.”
Gatesville News
The C. M. E. Zone meeting met
with the St. Paul C. M. E. church
Sunday, May 30. Many other
churches were present. Rev. Wash
ington the presiding elder of Mt.
Olive, Miss., delivered a whole
some and inspiring sermon. This
great Zone meeting was sponsor
ed by the President, Mrs. Maude
Jones of Magee, Miss. Collection
raised was $91.22. The next Zone
meeting will be at the Warm
Springs C. M. E. church in August.
The 4-H boys and girls of the
Egypt Hill M. B. church had a
splendid meeting Sunday, May 30,
with a special sermon preached
by the Rev. P. J. Jackson. The
county agent, Mr. Chas. Dobbs was
present and with him was Prof.
A. A. Alexander, principal of
Alexander High school, Brookhav
en, Miss. Money raised was $7.00.
Rev. W. J. Price, general man
ager of the Century Burial of
Crystal Springs is doing a fine
busiess in that city. Mr. Prentiss
Thomas is one of the Enterprise
agents in Gatesville. Rev. A. Tho
mas, reporter.
Clinton News
Willye L. Dawson, Reporter
Mr. Herman Williams and Mr.
Lewis Smith were inducted into
the Navy at Camp Shelby last
Thursday. The boys came home on
an eight day furlough and will
leave from here to their destina
tion. Herman is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kins' T.pwis is thp snn nf TVTr
and Mrs. Younger Smith.
A group of little 4-H Club girls
rendered a program Sunday night,
May 30, at Pleasant Green church
with Miss Hattie B. Hicks, acting
as mistress of ceremony. Rev. Jack
James responded to the program
which was enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Francis Christmas is ill. We
all hope for her a speedy recovery.
Georgetown News
Mrs. M. L. Mallard, Reporter
New Hope Church reached its
highest points for the Rally given
for our pastor, Rev. E. M. Porter,
Sunday at 1 o’clock. After a nice
refreshing shower the day was
yery pleasant. Many visitors and
Eriends were present. Rev. Cains
Erom Brookhaven preached a very
good short sermon on the “Hus
bandman” which was enjoyed by
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all, after which our beloved pastor,
Rev. E. M. Porter, ascended the
rostrum and fed us from the same
subject. I’m sure the Holy Spirit
was in our midst. All captains
made very good reports as fol
lows: Sisters Ida Sims, $3.87; Leola
Yarn, $5.15; Lela B. Everett, $9.65;
Leverna Taylor, $9.80; Lena M. Da
vis, $10.85; M. L. Mallard, $10.85;
Rena M. Thigpen, $13.50: Mira
Yarn, $14.25; Sarah Brown, $19.00
Public Collection, $9.63; for cover
ing church, $7.00; Missionary of
fering, $2.25; Charity, $1.37. Total
Among the rr|any visitors and
friends with us Sunday were Rev.
G. E. Berry, Crystal Springs, Rev.
G. S. Marris, Harrisville, Mr. and
Mrs. John Haley and their daugh
ter, Geraldine, 112y2 Manship, of
A terrific storm occurred south
west section of Georgetown late
Sunday evening. Many trees were
uprooted, several homes and crops
were badly damaged. Mr. and Mrs.
Jadie Barnes’ homes was badly
damaged by a large tree falling
and crushing the chifforobe into
splinters. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes
were not injured, as they were
away visiting Mrs. Barnes* father
who is very ill.
The many friends of Mr. Wash
Smith, Mr. Phil Young, Mr. Will
Alexander, are sorry to hear of
their illness and wish for them a
speedy recovery.
Mr. Marion J. Taylor is not al
lowing Mr. Nathaniel Harper a
half chance with Miss Nellie Ray
Sorrell. Where is R. B. Catchings,
is it a fact that he is puzzled or
has something else turned up? Ask
Willie Dixon if you want to know.
Genora Beasley is letting us know
that she has decided to take it on
the chin while Charlie Sandifer is
away. Did you notice how pleas
ant she was making eyes at a cer
tain boy Sunday. Louise Dixon has
decided that it doesn't take age
to be the most popular girl in
society, take it easy Louise.
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