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\ OLUME 5—NUMBER 36 SATURDAY OfTfkRPR *>•> TnTo " " -—— — - - - MUIKJAY, OCTOBER 23, 1943__PRICE F1VE CENTS Jackson To Register For Ration Book 4, October 25-26 Mississippi Federated Club Women Will Hold Meeting In Jackson October 29th Post-War Plans Feature Program The Mississippi Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., will meet in Jackson October 29th. Ac cording to a statement released by the president, Mrs. M. M. Hubert, the streamlined program will in clude plans for post-war activities. A special committee of laymen and board members has been asked for contributions. For more than twenty years the energies of the organization were absorbed in efforts to secure a school for delinquents. This hav ing been accomplished with the acceptance of the responsibility by the state and the establishment of a school at Oakley, in 1940, the major Federation activity is now in the area of recreation. The Federation owns several hundred acres of land at Clinton, Ocean Springs Students Have Dental Care “Every student in the Ocean Springs High school has a dental certificate or is under the dentist’s care,” said Miss Gladys Eyrich, Su pervisor of Mouth Health for the Mississippi State Boar dof Health. A second school in Harrison coun ty, the Moss Point High School, has also set a goal of dental certifi cates for ICO per cent of its student body, she revealed. “This is an outgrowth of the National High School Dental Fit ness Program,” Miss Eyrich said, “a movement launced in Mississippi last spring by the Mississippi Den tal Association, the State Depart ment of Education, and the State Board of Health. Designed to meet the dental needs of youth, the pro gram hopes to graduate dentally fit boys and girls from the high schools of this nation. In order that high school graduates may be more ready to take up their tasks in the armed forces and in indus try, the Dental Fitness Program near Jackson, which is in the pro cess of development as a recreation center. In anticipation of the promi nent place of recreation in post war rehabilitation and education, further development of this project will be accelerated. For at least five years church and school groups, Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and welfare groups have en joyed the recreation and camping facilities now available at Clinton. The complete project will provide facilities for swimming, fishing, camping, hunting, picnicking or ganized play, and other activities. According to Mrs. Hubert, the October meeting will be limited to one day, and will be stripped^ of i all but essentials in order that all j phases of the work of the organiza tion may get representation. Delinquents To Be Classified Into Class 1-A Beginning November 1, all men 18 to 38 years of age who are sub ject to Selective Service but who are delinquent will be calssified into Class I-A immediately and or dered to report for induction, the Selective Service Bureau of the War Manpower Commission an nounced today. Delinquents who do not respond to such orders will be reported to United States Attorneys for pro secution under the Selective Train ing and Service Act of 1940, as amended, which provides a max imum fine of $10,000 of five years in prison or both for persons who violate provisions of the law or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Most men become delinquent, ac cording to Selective Service, for one or more of the following rea sons: Failure to return a completed Se lective Service questionnaire with in 10 days; Giving false information in the questionnaire; Failure to register; Failure to keep the local board advised of an address where mail aims to secure dental examinations for seniors, according to Miss Ey rich, and to enlist dentists to grant appointment priorities to high school students. “The success of this program calls for much cooperation from the boys and girls themselves,” said Miss Eyrich. “They must be con siderate of dentists by keeping their engagements promptly. Parents and children can both help by hav ing dental work done regularly, to avoid extensive operations made necessary by neglect.” Local USO Club Extends Services To Camp McCain As a result of several conferences with Colonel Charles Sutherland and Lieutenant Morton Frombei’g, of Camp McCain, Mississippi, USO Club Director, G. L. Edwards and USO Management Chairman J. L. Reddix, have cleared through the USO-YMCA's Regional Office to ex tend the local club’s operations to Camp McCain. This effort is joint ly executed with the aid of the colored USO Club at Grenada, Mis sissippi, under th edirection of Clyde Kincaide. The conference which culminated this very vital service which is be ing given by our local club was held on September 22. At this conference, President J. L. Reddix of Jackson College, again made a practical application of his educa tional philosophy — a philosophy which enables his school to project its influence into all segments of the community life for the perpe tuation of a better way of life, and the full prosecution of the war ef fort—by allowing his director of mnciP Mr A TVT T ntrolono n will always reacn me registrant; Failure to report a change of status which would affect classi fication; Failure to report for physical ex t amination; Failure to report for induction or for work of national importance. Delinquent registrants who are between 38 and 45 years of age I will be classified into Class I-A b utwill not be ordered to report for induction unless the armed forces agree to accept them. ONLY TEMPORARY So becoming is the red gold wig that Joap Fontaine wears for her role in “Frenchman’s Creek,” her friends are urging her to turn red hed permanently. But she won't. Her husband, Briane Aherne, no likee. it is the birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, who had a big part in building the modern American select number of singers to visit Camp McCain and promote mass singing among the colored troops. The first visitation by Mr. Love lace and his singers was made on September 28th, at which time, ac cording to Lt. Fromberg, Special Service Officer, the singing and mass participation by the singers from Jackson College, and the more than 2,000 soldiers was perhaps the most impressive affair ever held at the camp. The officials of the USO Club and at Camp McCain are very happy to know that the citizens of Jackson are exti'emely conscious of their duties in giving full support to our war effort. Wednesday, Oct. 27 is Navy Day. Battleships and aircraft carriers equipped with the latest anti-air craft weapons have shot down Jap I planes at the rate of one a min ute in Pacific sea battles. Public Schools To Have 2 Holidays For Issuing Book 4 According to President John C. Batte, of the board of education, the pupils attending the Jackson white and colored public schools will not attend school on Monday and Tuesday, October 25 and 26th, but school will open as usual Wed nesday, October 27th. These holidays will be given in accoi'dance with the request of the local War Price and Ration Board j that the schools and school staffs l be used in issuing WTar Ration Book Four. In addition to the faculty of the schools, over 500 volunteers from the senior classes of Central and Lanier High schools will aid in | issuing the books. All Information Available Given Army Men Kin The War Department constantly is intent on providing for the next of kin the maximum information available as to the Army person nel who become battle casualties. With regard to the missing, just as with regard to the killed, wounded and prisoners of war, all informa tion except the small amount which may immediately affect security is forwarded promptly to those con cerned. Of the total of some 85,000 men who have been reported as battle casualties through September 30, J 1943, approximately 23,500 are list ed as missing. Most of the missing were lost in the Philippines. They ! include 10,788 Philippine Scouts and j 5,316 officers and men of the U. S. Army. Some of the latter still 1 are being reported from time to time by the Japanese Government as prisoners of war. Japan has not furnished this country with lists of Philippine Scouts who are pris oners. From all other areas in the world ! where U. S. Army troops have been in action, 7.450 are recorded as missing in action. A number of these men may be subsequently reported as prisoners of war of Ja pan or Germany and a few may be reported as internees of neutral countires. Some others may ulti mately be located and return to duty. When a theater of operations re ports the names of men listed as casualties, The Adjutant General of the Army immediately notifies the emergency addresses by telegraph, j Care is taken to see that the names ! are not announced in the field and j that the first word goes officially to the next of kin or the relative or friend who is designated as the emergency addressee. In the case of missing soldiers the telegram of notification gives all available in formation, including the general area where the missing man was in action. As soon as further information is received, the emergency addressee again is notified by telegram or letter. Often The Adjutant Gen eral is able to report that the miss ing man has been taken prisoner. Sometimes men temporarily isolated in battle make their way back to duty, a circumstance which is promptly reported to the emergency addressee. In a case where the enemy has identified American dead and re ported it through the International Red Cross, The Adjutant General notifies the next of kin that it has been determined that the man pre viously reported missing has been killed. At least weeks and freqpuently months elapse before reports that men have been taken prisoner are received from the enemy. In the meantime, there is usually no in formation at hand. The Adjutant General reports immediately to the next of kin all such information as he possesses or subsequently re ceives. To provide information as to the essential facts on the casualty sta tus of each of the 85,000 men who have been battle casualties has been ' a tremendous task in the face of ob ■ vious difficulties. The reporting \ on casualties is done from combat areas spread around the world, I some of them Isolated and all sub YATES-RANDALL NUPTIALS ANNOUNCED State Counties To Get WFA Drought Aid The War Food Administration has designated 119 counties in Lou isiana, Mississippi, and Texas as drought counties. These are in ad dition to 220 counties previously designated in the southwestern drought area. Producers in these counties will be eligible to pai’ticipate in emer gency programs being developed to maintain livestock and dairy production. Extended periods oi drought have reduced feed and hay production in the areas. Feed users in the drought counties are bein ggiven preference in sales oi feed wheat owned by the Commo dity Credit Corporation. The southwestern drought area includes counties in Ai'kansas Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee as well as those in Lou isiana, Mississippi, axxd Texas. The newly designated counties in Mississippi are as follows: Adams, Amite, Bolivar, Clai borne, Coahoma, Copiah, Coving ton, Franklin, Hinds, Holmes Humphreys, Issaquena, Jafferson Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Madison Marion, Neshoba, Pike, Rankin Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflow er, Walthall, Warren, Washington. Wilkinson, Yazoo. Stars of the stage, screen and radio will appear in special Navy Day radio shows during the week of October 27. ject to the pressure of battle ac tion. The ebb and flow of battle the strain of continuous movement and fighting, and the limited na ture of communication facilities a1 the fronts make the keeping of rec ords in the field extremely diffi cult. These records, although nat urally limited in details, are never theless maintained. “ The former Miss Thelma E. Ran | dall of this city who was recentl; married to Attorney Frederic: Yates in the Motor City, in a ver quiet but impressive ceremon with only relatives witnessing th occasion. Mr. Yates is a graduate of Wes Virginia State College and of th Detroit College of Law, having ha further law training in the Un: versity of Michigan. He is a merr ber of the Omega Phi Si fratei nity and very popular in civic al fairs in and about Detroit, and very ambitious and promisin young attorney. Mrs. Yates is a music teacher i the public schools of Detroit, havin formerly taught in the Jackso Public School System. She is member of Sigma Gamma Rho Soi ority and is the daughter of M and Mrs. Thomas Randall of th: city. Gatesville News By Rev. A. R. Thomas, Reporter Rev. A. R. Thomas, Agent The Egypt Hill Breshey Cree and New Hope Association held i annual session at the Red Bone IV B. Church, October 14-15-16, wit l the Moderator, Rev. D. D. Smitl Sr., conducting the services. Man visitors and friends 'were presen including the following minister Rev. W. L. Gates, pastor of Re Bone Church; Rev. P. J. Jacksoi Rev. John Sims, Rev. A. R. Davi Rev. T. T. Gates, Rev. S. J. JacP son, Rev. G. E. Berry. All er ! joyed the Association very mud The Missionary Sisters of this Ai sociation made an annual report ( their work. Mrs. Carrie Thonu of Gatesville, and members of tin Egypt Hill Church raised tfc highest amount of money whic i was $30.00. Mrs. Cora Jackson ( j Hopewell, a member of Springfiel church r ised $17.00. The next se; sion of the Association will be he) j at the Gullilee M. B. Church, Roc j Port, Mississippi, 1944. Senatobia Negroes Launch War Fund Campaign The National War Fund cam paign, opened officially in Tate county when a meeting of work ers was held at the court house here, with Dr. H. L. Martin, cam paign chairman, presiding. Feautres of the program were an invocation by the Rev. C. L. Rog | ers, addresses by Dean Malcolm I R. Guess of Ole Miss, and Dr. Frank I M. Purser, nastor of thp OvfnrH | Baptist Church, announcement of I campaign plans and community quotas by A. E. Terry, campaign director; distribution of literature to the workers and a benediction by Elder H. I. Copeland. Tate county is asked to contri bute $5,150 for the 18 national and I local causes and those who will \ lead in the effort are: Dr. H. L. | Martin, A. E. Terry, M. P. Moore, | Hal Spragins, Jr., W. U. Smith and I J. H. Welborn treasurer. Negro Who Beat Schmelling Now German Prisoner Joe Louis is not the only Negro fighter who vanquished Max Sch melling. Jack Taylor, of Omaha, defeated the German champion and ironically—is now a civilian pris oner of war in a German prison I camp in Germany. This information was verified by the office of War Prisoners’ Aid of the Y. M. C. A., one of the agen cies making up the National War Fund which launched its local and nation-wide drive last week with a coast-tc-coast broadcast by Pres ^ ident Roosevelt. The War Prison ers’ Aid provides the prisoners with games*, played in their homelands, handicraft equipment, hobby ma terial, books, music and musical in-' j struments, and other things. ^ Taylor, who has been living j abroad in recent years, in virtual i obscurity as far as his American compatriots know, was a boxing instructor in Belgium and France f when he was discovered and incar cerated by the Nazis with other nationals of the United Nations when thev pntprpH thr> mop onoinot f the Axis. c Never a national champion, him y self> fls far as the records show, y Jack nevertheless was of cham e pion material during his prime, and was known for his ability to defeat the champions. Besides whipping Schmelling, he laid low the mighty Battling Siki, Senegales conquerer of France’s Georges Carpentier, a lightweight world’s champion. When Joe Louis was running around barefoot over the roads of Alabama oblivious of his fistic fu ture, Taylor gave Schmelling a ter rific ten-round punching. An article in the New York 11 Times in May, 1925, read: g “Cologne, Germany, May 10, 1925. n —Jack Taylor, of Omaha, Neb.', a a light heavyweight, today gained a decision in the international boxing matches here over the German, b Max Schmelling. He won on points in ten rounds. Concerning his defeat of Battling Siki, the Newr York Times,! under a Philadelphia dateline of Decem ber 26. 1923, stated: “Battling Siki, Senegales con queror of Georges Carpentier nd holder for a time of the light k weight championship of me world, ,s was beaten by Jack Taylor, colored [. heavyweight boxer of Omaha, in h his Philadelphia debut today at the i, Adelphia Athletic Club. Taylor re y reived the decision in the ten t, round final bout.” Taylor also defeated Texidor. the d Spanish heavyweight champion in i, the fifth round of what was to have 5, been a twenty-round bout in Paris :- ih November 1924; whipped Knut i- Hansen, Wisconsin heavyweight in i. Paris; and many other outstanding :- fighters of his day. >f Nat Fleicheser, the editor of is Ring, a magazine devoted to box e ing, said when questioned about e the fighter that he remembered h Taylor well. He was one of the >f most traveled fighters he knew, d Fleicheser said, having fought in i- many European cities as well as d some in the Near and Far East, k The boxer is only one of the thousands of Negro and white war | Over A Million Quarts Of Food Are Canned By Mississippi 4-H Clubbers Negro Club Girls Outnumber Whites By 5,000 USO Music Consultant Prof. A. M. Lovelace, Director of Music at Jackson College, has been named Music Consultant for the Jackson, Mississippi, USO Club for Colored Troops. Prof. Lovelace comes to the USO Club with a very lucrative back ground in the field of music. He is a graduate of The American Conservatory of Music, Sherwood Music School. He has conducted a number of group singing programs at the Jackson Army Air Base, and through the USO Club has extended his services to Camp McCain. Mis sissippi where he recently led a crmcf foact tVlnf «ruc rvo v+i r»i + in by his special chorus from Jack son College and well over 2,000 soldiers. G. L. Edwards, Director of the Club, takes pride in having this addition to the long list of volun teer workers. _ Awarded Contract For Making Ration Tokens The Osborne Register Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been awarded the contract to manufacture 900, DGO.OOO ration tokens, 450,000,000 blue and 450.000,000 red—the Office of Price Administration announced today. The 900,000,000 tokens will cost the government approximately $1.44 per thousand, or a total of about $1,300,000. They will be made of layers of vulcanized fiber with a yellow innerband showing around the edges and opposite faces of blue ar red. Safeguards against coun terfeiting the tokens have been in cluded in the contract. The tokens are expected to be ready for use by February. Each token will have a value of 1 point. They will be used by consumers as change for processed foods and meat-fats ration stamps, similar to the way coins are use dwith dollar bills in ordinary money transac tions. The blue tokens will be used for buying processed foods and the red tokens with red stamps for buying those foods rationed un der the meat-fats program. ODD CANINE TASTE Lovely young Gail Russell, who steps into screen big time in “The Uninvited,” owns a dog named Hank. He is a combination of I dachshound and cocker spaniel and he has a distressing taste for news print. Unless carefully watched he chews up all her press clippings. Wednesday, Oct. 27 is Navy Day. The date has a dual significance. First, it was on Oct. 27, 1775 that the resolution to authorize Ameri can warships was introduced into the Continental Congress. Second, prisoners, both civilian and mili tary, lanquishing behind barbed wires who will be benefited by the National War Fund Drive, which includes among its agencies the USO, United Seaman’s Service. China. Russian, Belgium, French, and British relief organizations. When the wartime farm produc tion of 4-H clubbers in the various states is added up it will make a sizeable total of food and fiber for our fighting men, U. S. De partment of Agriculture officials pointed out this Week after check ing reports from the field. Mississippi 4-H clubbers are among those in the vanguard of our youthful soldiers of the soil. Reports from that state indicate that the club members, numbering 91,000, not only make up five per cent of the 4-H clubbers in the country, but that they are also doing a man-sized job. Among other things they have canned 1, 495.000 quarts of food this year, raised 41,400 head of livestock, and 1.061.000 head of poultry, cultivated as demonstration projects 22,461 acres of food, feed and fiber crops, and planted 9.145 acres in Victory Gardens. When it comes to collecting scrap and buying bonds, they play their part here, too. Up to now thev have collected 4,256 pounds of scrap metal, 463,000 pounds of scrap rubber, have already bought $147, 640 worth of war bonds and stamps, and have obtained pledges for an additional $73,000 worth. Negro 4-H club members, num bering 44.000, or nearly half of the total numbre of clubbers in the state, have made a substantial con tribution to 4-H club achievement ;n Mississippi. Reports indicate that Negro girls are taking an es pecially active interest in 4-H club work. They number 28.886, while white 4-H club girls number only 23,148. Groups Two and Three To Get Sugar Increase Increases in the November- De cember allowances of “institutional users” which normally do their own baking were announced today by Walter F. Straub, newly ap pointed director of the Food Ra tioning Division of the Office of Price Administration. The action will affect commer cial eating places such as restau rants, hotels and others, and also institutions of involuntary con untary confinement such as prisons and asylums. It is taken in keeping with the food program of the War Food Administration which seeks to in crease consumption of bakery and cereal products, Mr. Straub pointed out. The amount of sugar available to such establishments largely de termines the amount of their pro duction. Two types of “institutional us ers,” Group II and Group III, will be affected by the increase. The larger classification. Group III, consists of a general group of commercal eating places rang;ng from roadside stands to the large restaurants. They have shad a their base on which allotments are determined their December 1942 use ui sugar uu a per person al lowance of four pounds for each 100 persons served, whichever is smaller. Generally speaking, the institutional users who obtain the four pounds per 100 person allow ances are those who do all or part of their own baking. Therefore, the increase from four pounds to five pounds per 100 persons will primarily affect this group. The Group II institutional users, consisting of state hospitals, insane asylums, jails, prisons, and other institutions of involuntary confine ment, now receive an allotment of .03 pounds per person served. Since this group does a substantial part of its own baking, the present fac tor has been increased from .03 to .04 pounds per person served. Institutional users may apply for their November-December period allotments beginning October 15.