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Col. Long Tells How
Pre-Pearl Harbor Dads
Are To Be Inducted
Single, and Married Men
Without Children First
Colonel L. W. Long, state direc
tor of selective service, stated that
the induction of pre-Pearl Har
bors would be carried out in Mis
sissippi as Congress intends it. In
explanation he stated that in his
opinion Congress in expressing the
will of the people desired that the
following be done:
<a) All AVAILABLE single men
be inducted first.
(b) All AVAILABLE married
men without children next.
(c) All AVAILABLE pre-Pearl
Harbor fathers engaged in bootleg
ging, bartending, bootblacking and
sales clerks, valets, hairdressers,
desk clerks, butlers, bellboys and
many others should be inducted
after the above twro groups are
exhausted, and lastly,
(d) All AVAILABLE pre-Pearl
Harbor fathers in sequence of or
der numbers will be inducted last
and after exhaustion of the AVAIL
ABLE registrants of the above
three groups.
The availibility of a registrant
depends upon his occupation and
his calssification as determined by
the local selective service board
and district appeal boards. All lo
cal selective service boards in Mis
sissippi a eroperating on this plan
“In view7 of manpower require
ments. national interest would no
longer permit the deferment of
men between 18 and 37 years, in
clusive, unless he showed that his
family with whom he maintains a
bona fide family relationship would
suffer destitution and/or privation,
or that he is engaged in the war
effort and cannot be replaced at
this time, but will be replaced
later,” said Colonel Long.
Conference Honors Local
Minister and Wife
The Mississippi Annual Confer
ence of the Methodist Church which
just closed last week honored Dr.
and Mrs. A. L. Holland by return
ing them to Central for the 11th
year, and by electing Dr. Holland
leader of the delegation to the
General Conference which meets
in Kansas City, Kansas, next May
and both he and Mrs. Holland to
the Jurisdictional Conference which
will meet in June of next year at
Bennett College, Greensboro, N. C.
The conference also elected to
the Jurisdictional Conference Dr.
L. E. Johnson and Mrs. Clarie Col
lins and Mrs. Clarie Collins Hearvy
all of Jackson, and Rev. G. W. Wil
liams, Dist. Supt. of the Gulfside
The other delegates elected to the
General Conference and also to the
Jurisdictional Conference were Rev.
Rev. J. D. Wheaton and Mr. Claud
Williams of Meridian, Miss. The
conference was said by all to have
been one of the best in many years,
and were anxious to com eback to
Jackson next year. Central looks
forward to another good year un
der the leadership of her pastor
who is loved by the church as wrell
as the good people of Jackson for
his outstanding work in the field
- of religion.
The church is giving the pastor
a $450 raise in salary this year
which is an indication of their love
and admiratio nfor him and Mrs.
To Speak at Masonic Meet
Dr. Lewis Tillery, 33°, Most Pi'u
scent Solvent Grand Commander
of the United Supreme Council of
the U. S. A. and Imperial Grand
Potentate of the Ancient Arabic
Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine^
who holds in his possession all the
documents and charters of the
Jones G. Jones Affiliation, will be
the guest speaker at the annual;
session of the Most Worshipful J
Cuney Grand Lodge, A. F. & A.
M., when it convenes in Vicksburg,
Miss., Nov. 28-30, 1943.
111. Dr. Tillery, 33°, comes to the
state from Chicago, 111., and while
here he will be the houseguest of
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Cuney, 142 W.
Cohea Strett.
Well versed in all matters per
taining to Fraternal affairs, Dr.
Tillery will bring to this session
a message that will be inspiring
and informational.
Do Not Send
Men Overseas
: Knives
The Consumers Durable Good
Division of the War Production
Board today advised kinfolk of
I soldiers that men in service over
J seas are being adequately equipped
with sheath knives in the war thea
ters where they are needed.
A prevalent notion that knives
make appropriate gifts for men in
the armed forces has resulted in
many small machine shops grind
ing knives from old automobile
bumpers, tire irons or any other
pieces of second-hand steel availa
ble, WPB said.
Knives of the sheath type that
formerly sold for two or three dol
lars are bringing from ten to fif
teen. The steel may have flaws
all through, but the outside has a
bright polish, so off goes the knife
across the water to a soldier who
doesn't l^eed it.
The soldier doesn't need it, be
cause so soon as he reaches a com
bat zone he is issued a special
knife by the Army designed and
tested for combat use. It’s a much
better knife than the produced
now being made illegally in this
Or if he needs a knife for some
other use than pombat, he can
purchase one at his Post Exchange
for a fraction of the amount being
charged for inferior knives here.
Legitimate knife manufacturers
are prohibited by Order L-140-a
from making knives except for the
Army and Navy.
Cleaners Group
Holds Meeting
The Associated Cleaners met in
the office of the Paris Cleaners
Tuesday, November 16, 1943.
Following a brief business ses
sion, the following officers were
Mr. Curtis Mims, President. 'Mr.
Jesse Williams, Vice President.
Mrs. Gladys R. Topps, Secretary.
Mrs. Gestine Mims, Asst. Secre
tary. Rev. Keyes, Treasurer-Chap
lain. Mr. Essie Garrett, Publicity
Agent. Mr. Jones and Kato
Thompson, Advertisement Commit
The next meeting will be held
November 30 at the Advance
Cleaners on Lynch Street.
I m ■
In the picture above is shown
Miss Noami Terrell seated in her
modern stream-lined up-to-date
Beauty Solon which is located on
Morehouse Street, Jackson, Missis
sippi and where, on Monday eve
ning, November 15, hundreds of
customers and friends gathered to
share with her the observance and
celebration of the First Anniversary
of the Naomi’s Beauty Solon.
Jacksonians need no introduction
to Miss Terrell, because for the past
five years she has served the
beauty needs of Milady in her
After completing her high school
and college work at Campbell Col
lege, during the presidency of
President R. A. Scott, Miss Terrell
taught school at Collins, Missis
sippi, in Covington county.
Later, she took the beauty cul
ture course from the Lula Bell’s
Beauty Shoppe and after finishing
the course, she worked in that shop
for four years, rendering expert
and efficient service to her many
The Naomi’s Beauty Salon, locat
ed in the heart of one of Jackson’s
best residential sections, has all
the conveniences to make it very
popular. It is decorated in green
and brown.
At the Anniversary Celebration,
Miss Terrell entertained her guests
with games and music. Delicious
refreshments were served. Her
many friends gave he rsome lovely
and useful gifts.
Pictures were made by Beadle.
Joe Louis On
Swing of Tour
Swinging back eastward on the
southern leg of a tour around the
Nation, Sergeant Joe Louis Bar
row and his group of boxers will
appear during the next four weeks
at 20 Army installations in Texas,
Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and
Boxing exhibitions and‘talks on
physical fitness are being provided
for hundreds of thousands of sol
diers at training centers and hos
pitals by the group, which is under
direction of the Special Services
Division, Army Service Forces. Ac
companying Sergeant Barrow are
First Sergeant George Nicholson,
Sergeant James Edgar, Corporal
Walker Smith (Sugar Ray Robin
son), Private George Wilson (Jackie
Wilson), and Corporal Robert J.
Payne, trainer.
They are on their way this week
end to El Paso, Texas. The sche
dule begining Monday follows: No
vember 22, Fort Bliss, El Paso,
Texas; November 23, English Field,
Amarillo, Texas; November 24,
Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls,
Texas; November 25, Camp Howze,
r*_i I
an appearance later the same day
at Camp Maxcy, Paris, Texas; No
vember 26, Camp Wolters, Mineral
Wells, Texas; November 29, Camp
Barkley, Abilene, Texas; November
30, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Tex
as; December 1, Randolph Field,
San Antonio, Texas; December 2,
Fort Clark, Brackettville, Texas;
December 3, a joint appearance for
personnel at Kelly Field and at
San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center,
San Antonio, Texas; December 6,
Camp Hood, Texas; December 7,
Camp Gruber, Oklahoma; Decem
ber 8, Camp Crowder, Missouri;
December 9, Camp Chaffee, Ar
kansas; December 10, Camp Joseph
T. Robinson, Arkansas; December
13, Barksdale Field, Louisiana; De
cember 14, Camp Polk, Louisiana;
December 15, Camp Claiborne, Lou
isiana; December 16, Camp Living
ston, Louisiana.
Olive oil, salad oils, french and
salad dressings are allergic to di
rect sunlight. Keep them out of
the sun and away from extremes
of temperature to keep them in
good condition.
Book Week Is
Observed At
Alcorn College
ALCORN, Miss., Nov. 20.—Under
the supervision of Mrs. Ruby E.
Stutts-Lyells, college librarian, Al
corn A. & M. College observed
National Book Week with pro
grams in the regular chapel assem
blies. On November 15 there was
a Quiz program in which the high
school and each college class com
peted; and on November an inter
esting and well presented radio
script, entitled “Freedom of Speech”
was given. A bull session with
Wallace Van Jackson, Librarian,
Atlanta University, climaxed the
observance of Book Week.
Speaking on the Book Week
theme, “Building the Future with
Books,” Mr. Jackson enumerated
books which have had a great in
fluence on the government, books
which have helped prepare us for
a better world, and books which
have helped modify personalities.
‘‘If we are to build our voca
tional future, we must become fa
miliar wit hbooks on vocations,”
he said, “and if we are to build a
future on books we must create
an appetite for reading.” In con
clusion he stated that every man
and woman can and should improve
his taste for books and learn to
r^ad more critically,
“It’s for the soldiers," says little
6-ycar-old Catherine Brown of
Prince George county, Md., as she
fondles one of her neighbor’s tur
keys she has helped to feed. Mil
lions of turkeys, like this one, have
been shipped to our armed forces
in North Africa, Italy, the South
Pacific, here in the United States
and in other areas. Wherever our
fighting men are stationed, they
will have turkey for Thanksgiving
and the holiday season. The War
Food Administration has assured
12 million pounds for overseas
troops and between 20 and 25 mil
lion pounds for troops stationed
here at home. It is estimated that
more than 400 million pounds of
turkey will be on hand for civil
ians this year.
Podolsky Gives
Recital At
Alcorn College
ALCORN, Miss., Nov. 20.—The
famous pianist, Leo Podolsky, was
presented in a recital on Nivember
13 at Alcorn A. & M. College by
the Department of Music. Mr. Po
dolsky’s artistry as an interpreter
and hi stechincal mastery made
him an audience success at Alcorn.
After concluding his scheduled se
lections, he was called back for
three encores.
Mr. Podolsky’s musical career
has been very interesting. Com
ing to the United States after a
four and a half month tour in
which he played forty concerts in
fifty-on edays, he has established
himself as a musician of the front
rank. Critics and public alike
have hailed his recitals in music
centers throughout the country, in
cluding New York, Boston, and
Phioatfn anH hie annooronno n c
soloist with the symphony orches
tras of Chicago, Detroit, Los Ange
les, and other cities.
Before identifying himself with
the musical life of America, of
which he is now a citizen, Mr. Po
dolsky gave concerts in Europe
and the Orient. Tours which be
gan as soon as he mustered out
of the army after the war included
a 10,000 mile trip through Russia
and Siberia, 426 concerts in Far
Eastern countries, and many Euro
pean appearances.
In his student days at the old
Imperial Academy of Music in Vi
enna, the pianist was awarded both
the Rubinstein and the Liszt prizes
for unusual achievement.
Mr. Podolsky is now a faculty
member of the Sherwood School of
Music in Chicago, Illinois.
Club held its monthly meeting on
Tuesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. E. Wilson. Nineteen members
were present. Mrs. E. C. Jordan
addressed the group and Mesdames
Vann Smtih and Louisa May were
also on the program. Birthday
gifts were presented to Mesdames
Julia Burns, Laura Jones, Annie
M. James, Vann Smith and C. Wil
son. The hostess was assisted in
entertaining her guests by her
i granddaughters.
Most Worshipful Cuney
Grand Lodge to Convene
In Vicksburg Nov. 28 to 30
Queen Esther Grand Chapter
O. E. S. To Meet In Joint Session
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To Preside at Masonic Meet
Grand Master, Dr. T. J. Cuney,
33°, who will preside at the Annual
Session of the Most Worshipful Cu
ney Grand Lodge which will con
vene in Vicksburg, Mississippi, No
vember 28-30.
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Treasurer Gives
Report of Lincoln
County Fair Assn.
The following report of the Lin
coln County Negro Fair Associa
tion Fund was given to the Offi
cer and Members recently by A. A.
Alexander, Bonded Treasurer;
The financial transactions of the
Fair Association covering receipts
and disbursements through the
Brookhaven Bank & ‘ Trust Com
pany since the last annual meeting
October, 1943, to the present time
are as follows:
Brought forward from last year,
$387.43. Interest since last year
to date, $3.67. Total, $391.10.
February 16, 1943, donated to
Nursery School, $3.50; June 18,
1943, bought two series F bonds,
$37.00; July 7, 1943, to Seth Davis
to have Deeds recorded, $1.00; Oc
tober 1, 1943, One Series F. Bond,
$74.00; November 3, 1943, donated
to War Fund Drive, $10.00; No
vember 10, 1943, to J. Robinson for
Good Samaritian Utilities, 50c; No
vember 10, 1943, refund to Sadie
Hill (request), $5.00; money donat
ed for building project. Total—
Note: Cash in Brookhaven Bank
& Trust Co., $261.10. Cash in Se
ries F Government Bonds, $111.00.
100x100 lot adjoining Alexander
School, property valued, $85.00.
Deeds of which are in possession
of the chairman of our Turstee
Board, Seth Davis. The bond for
your treasurer is als oin the pos
session of the Chairman of Trus
tee Board. Our meetings have been
very irregularly attended, for that
reason I wanted all members to
know our standing.
Submitted by A. A. Alexander,
Bonded Treasurer, Lincoln County
Negro Fair Association.
Rev. Blackman
Gets Church
The appointment of Rev. Whalon
H. Blackmon, pastor of Pratt Mem
orial Methodist Church for the past
year as Executive Secretary of the
Mississippi and Upper Mississippi
Conference was announced by
Bishop R. E. Jones at the closing
session of the 76th Annual Missis
sippi Conference at Central M. E.
Rev. Blackmon has enjoyed out
standing success as a pastor, and
has received great praise for his
work at Pratts Memorial Church.
He received his high school edu
cation at Rust College, received his
A. B. from Clark University, At
lanta, Ga., and his B. D. from Gam
mon Theological Seminary, Atlanta,
in 1936.
Rev. Blackmon’s office will be
in Jackson.
Buy War Bonds and Stamps now!
As this goes to press, plans have
been completed for the meeting of
the Annual Grand Session of the
Most Worshipful Cuney Grand
Lodge, A. F. & A. M., which will
be held in Vicksburg, Mississippi,
November 28, 29, and 30, and ac
cording to Grand Master, Dr. T. J.
Cuney, 33r, all indications are that
this will be one of the biggest and
best sessions in the history of the
For several weeks special invita
tions have gone out from the Grand
Master’s office to all Grand Lodge
Officers, Deputy Grand Masters,
and District Grand Masters, as well
as to all Supreme Officers, Grand
Masters, Grand Jurisdictional Of
ficers and Members of th eCraft,
who are in good standing to meet
and witness the proceedings of this
Grand Communication.
The Hospitality Committee, with
Rev. G. W. Milligan, 116 Howard
Street, as Chairman, has done ev
er thing possibl eto find suitable
peaces for the delegates to stay
while in Vicksburg.
All officers and representatives
are asked to arrange their time of
arrival so as to be at the Odd
Fellows Hall at High Noon, Sun
day, November 28, to go in the
Parade to the Bethel A. M. E.
Church to hear the Annual Sermon
delivered by the Grand Chaplain.
On Monday, November 29, High
Degrees will be conferred from the
4th to the Royal Arch to Knight
Temple, from Kngiht Temple to
Sublime Prince of Royal Secret,
32nd Degree. Special dispensation
will be given.
Highlight of the sesstoa will ue
the address delivered by III. Dr.
Tillery, 33°, from Chicago, Illinois.
The public is invited to attend
all public programs.
Mrs. Estelle Massey Riddle
Recently appointed member
of the Advisory Committee of
the Division of Nurse Educa
tion, U. S. Public Health
Service, which administers
the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps.
Results of Stamp
And Bond Contest
At Jackson College
The Stamp and Bond Sale Con
test sponsored by the Student
Council of Jackson College for the
purpos eof stimulating the practice
of saving, came to a colorful cli
max, Thursday, Nov. 11, as a main
feature of an Armistice Day Pro
gram given by the Sophomore
Class who won the contest.
A total of $686.50 was raised with
Freshmen reporting $149.50, the
Sophomores, $453.45; and Seniors,
The Stamp and Bond Drive was
a campus wide and included the
children of the Laboratory Commu
nity School and Nursery School
where $15.80 and $14.00 was raised
“Victory Hops,” “Victory Teas,”
canvassing of the Community and
indviidual purchases were means
by which the students went over
the top in their sale of stamps and
Interesting features of the jaro
gram were patriotic orations and
speeches an dmusic by the College

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