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Alexander School Opens
With Large Enrollment Merchants Wish for School Successful Year Alexander School opened Sep tember 6, 1943 with the enrollment of 811 students. Everybody seems to be ready for a full year’s work. The 8th grade class has organized a good English Club. The pur pose of this club is to help create better speech habits among its members and student body as a whole. We have decided also to buy new books for the library. • The first football game was play ed on the campus with Hazlehurt as the opposing team. The Pan thers took the game with a score of 33-0. The next game of the season will be the first Big 8 con ference game. The Laurel Oak Park Dragons vs. Alexander High Panthers. The game will take place on King’s field Friday night, Oc tober 15, 1943. The kick-off at 8:00 p. m. News submitted by the 8th grade rlass. Trina Ppnrl Alpvanrlpr spp. retary; Miss L. D. Riley, sponsor. Each week this class will report on the activities of Alexander School thru the columns of The Mississippi Enterprise. This class will appreciate having all students and friends buy the paper. MRS. JOHNSON GUEST SPEAKER FOR LOCAL WHITE WOMEN - PRENTISS, Miss., October 15. The white Women’s Missionary So ciety representing the Christian Service of the Methodist Church held their monthly meeting Mon day of this week at the local church with a large attendance. The guesl speaker was Mrs. Bertha LaBranche Johnson of the Prentiss Institute who addressed the women on the contribution the race has made to the making of the Nation. Mrs. Johnson was invited and asked tc talk along these lines in keeping with a study the women are mak ing. Her address was indeed in formative and ended with a chal lenge and appeal for freedom and democracy for all. She said in part: “In all of these fields which measure our civilization and cul ture, the Negro American has played a prominent part. It is our personal belief, however, that in the days that lie immediately ahead, the Negro will supply our country with his greatest contribu tion. It will be in the form of a challenge to our basic principles of Democracy and to our Christian religion. America is known as the land of equal rights and opportuni ties for all. irrespective of race, col or, or creed. Our Christian Amer ica is a Christian melting pot. Herein lies the challenge.” “It is our hope that Christianity and Democracy will survive. The to America its greatest test; a test of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man." “This is a challenge to individ uals as well as, group responsibil ity. Each must work and pray un ceasingly, accepting every opportu nity in our daily affairs to realize what we pray: THY KINGDOM COME.” “And now, as I pass hastily to the end of these remarks, may I ask your indulgence in a word of ap peal for assistance in our effort to reach a worthy goal in the New Day ahead. Much as we appre ciate the success of the past, we find ourselves most concerned about the immediate future. We hear of the probable post war con ditions—of a new order to be es tablished throughout the world. The transition is to be considered carefully; for while it is sure to be fraught with much good, it may offer many changes to go wrong. We as a minority group cannot af ford a reconstruction that is to be remembered only from misunder standing and clashes between races and peoples—such ^s mark the sad dest pages in the history of the South. If we know each other we cannot fail to understand each other, we can not easily harm each other.” “How imperative is it then, that we get a little close rtogether; that we pray together, sing together, and discuss together those problems that often vex our souls—and that we do this with a frankness that represents truth and sincerity.” “If you want to do some real Home Mission work, I suggest and urge that you try Mississippi as you have never done before. Help ^ xxxj c* million Negroes who love you and who will respond tremendously to your gracious influences.” “This would indeed assist us in our effort to prepare for a better and more useful citizenship. We love America. We too stand to guard her peace and happiness. Nothing can turn us around, wheth er on foreign soil, or on the Home Front. To her flag, we daily pledge I allegiance. And when these United States, ever proud of standing in the front rank of human progress, shall take her seat as the Queen of Nations, the Negroes’ achieve ment shall add glory to the annals of her history.” William Johnson Center News This is the time of the year when the playground is most en joyable. It is basketball season. Boys, how about forming a Cen ter basketball team? We have un iforms, you know, as well as the court. Horse shoes, ping pong, and group games are good sport too, and help to develop good, strong, healthy bodies. So come on to the playground, boys and girls! The Thursday night Open House, from 8:00-10:00 p. m. was organ ized especially for young people who cannot come to afternoon ac tivities. However, any young per son from 13 years on up are in vited. There are no fees, but lots of fun is assured to each one who | comes. Mrs. Maggie B. Dunson is the Open House hostess. The Pre-School P.-T. A. will hold its regular meeting at the Center Monday, October 25, at 3:00 p. m. Mrs. Bessie Younger, chairman of the program committee, will lead a discussion on: Toys and equip ment for the pre-school child; con sidering both the child’s part and the parent’s part in this ac tivity. The first meeting of the Staff Forum this season will meet at the Center Sunday afternoon, Oc tober 24, at 3:00 p. m. This is an organization composed of all those who work at the Center. In addi tion to the workers from Jackson College, the volunteer workers and members of the Board of Direc tors. Miss Ruth M. Carryer, Exe cutive-Supervisor of the Center is the leader. The purpose of the Staff Forum is three-fold: first, to give face contact to all those who work at the Center; second, to give leadership training to the lay work er; and third, to make over-all plans for the Centeu program. The Staff Forum is entering its second year of fellowship, study and plan ning and holds promise of being even more successful than last year. At the last meeting oi me uoara of Directors of the William John son Bethlehem Center, Mrs. J. Mor gan Stevens, Sr., chairman, named the following standing committees: Executive Committee: Mrs. J. Morgan Stevens, Chairman; Dr. B. E. Mitchell, Mrs. A. M. Redmond, Mr. Robert Bell. Budget Committee: Dr. B. E. Mitchell, Chairman; Mr. Robert Bell, Rev. A. L. Holland. Boys’ Work Committee: Dr. C. B. Christian, Chairman; Rev. A. L. Holland, Mr. Robert Bell, Dr. B. E. Mitchell, Mr. J. A. Travis. Girls’ Work Committee: Miss Miss Virginia Thomas, Chairman; Mrs. A. M. Redmond, Mrs. J. Mor _ gan Stevens, Mrs. Addie McBride. Adult Work Committee: Mrs. M. M. Hubert, Chairman; Mrs. M. A. Collins, Mr. O. B. Cobbins, Mrs. S. L. Webb. Each of these committees has al ready met and begun their active work for the Center. With such active backing by each Board mem ber the Center can expect even greater success in the future. --- The Increase In the striking I power of some U. S. battleships since Pearl Harbor can be mea sured by this scale—one battleship modernized since it was damaged at Pearl Harbor has been given more than 1,000 per cent increase in fire power over what she possessed be fore the Jap attack. Lincoln Addition j News Prof. O. W. Ford now in the Army and stationed at New York, is now here visiting his father, Mr. Henry Ford of Midway street. CpI. Ford, who was principal in one of utawc a a^iiuuia ueiure ms in duction, reports enjoying the Army fine. Mrs. Annie Reed and Mrs. Eu gene Davis spent Sunday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Elease Short on the Raymond Road. Mrs. Viola Campbell and baby, V I Joe, spent some happy hours Mon day morning with Mrs. Hattie But ler of Poplar Street. Our State Fair is on this week and it is reported that it is bigger and better this year. Mr. Russell Tillman of Bolton, Miss., visited his aunt, Mrs. An me Reed who lives on the Ray mond Road, last week. Our Sunday School lesson last Sunday said: “Remember the Sab bath Day, to Keep it Holy” and "That the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” We should cultivate and emulate the necessary good works of Sab bath. COMPLIMENTS OF POPE’S DRUG STORE PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST Phone 910 Brookhaven, Miss. COMPLIMENTS OF City Furniture Exchange W. P. Evans, Prop. WE BUY, SELL OR TRADE Toler Bldg., Next to Southern United Ice. Co. Brookhaven/ Miss. COMPLIMENTS OF SAUL BROWN COMPANY BUY WAR BONDS Brookhaven, Miss. COMPLIMENTS OF SPOTLESS CLEANERS COMPLETE CLEANING SERVICE Mrs. Florine Boone Dixon And Montcz McNeely, Proprietors Brookhaven, Miss. SUCCESS TO ALEXANDER SCHOOL JITNEY JUNGLE Save A Nickle On A Quarter” and BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS BROOKHAVEN, MISS. SUCCESS TO ALEXANDER SCHOOL Brookhaven Bank & Trust Co. MEMBER F. D. I. C. 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