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The Mississippi Enterprise
A NEWS SERVICE FOR MISSISSIPPI NEGROES Published Weekly at Jackson, Mississippi 143 E. Monument Street Willie J. Miller_Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES ONE YEAR-$2.00 THREE MONTHS_65c Advertising Rates Furnished On Request TREASURE CHEST Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.—Luke 11:9. *-—-----i GIVE TO THE CHRISTMAS CHEER CLUB It has been announced that again this year Dr. S. D. Redmond has been elected as president of the Jackson Negro Christmas Cheer Club and that he will have a group of our leading citizens to assist him in this most worthy organization. As we mentioned this worthy organization in our columns again this year, we would like to call to our readers’ atten tion that this is the same organization which came into being about 20 years ago and which was sponsored so nobly by the late Rev. Jeffrey of the St. Marks’ Episcopal Church and supported in such a great degree by the late R. H. Green, friend of the Negro. Again this year we make an appeal to Jacksonians to contribute as much as possible to the Christmas Cheer Club. We also urge that only the authorized organization will solicit and receive the contributions, so that the right group will receive the whole-hearted support of every citizen in Jackson in seeing that every family in Jackson has a happy and Merry Christmas. REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER 7, WITH BOMBS FOR TOKYO—WORK, FIGHT AND SACRIFICE Buy U. S War Bonds—Send a Token to Tokyo. More Scrap—Less Jap. Collect more scrap. Fry the Japs in Your Scrap Fats. Don’t let it happen here . . . Let us pledge anew that we will win this war by sup porting in every way possible our boys now fighting that we might be free—We didn’t ask for this war, but now that we are in it, we’ll win—Not for Conquest—Not for Vengeance— but for the Glorious Future of a FREE AMERICA. GROUP THINKING By Ruth Taylor I know I seem to keep harping on the dangers of group thinking in this country—but everywhere I go I see evidences of the growth of this tendency. When I point it out, I am answered with the question, “Well, you believe in (naming their own group) getting their rights, don’t you?” I de but I believe in something much more than that! I believe in all people everywhere in the world getting their rights, improving their standards of living, and avail ing themselves of new and wider opportunities for advance ment. I do not believe the way to accomplish this, is by level ing off. I believe in leveling up. But group thinking tends to level off. Whatever the group, whatever the circumstances, group demands for special privileges are disruptive. Dwight L. Moody used to tell a story which illustrated just this point. A small boy caught his hand in a valuable vase and it looked as though the vase would have to be broken in order to free him. The real trouble was he was clutching at a miser able penny he had dropped in the vase and he couldn’t get his rlpnrhpH fist nut Too many groups are clutching at pennies today. They are seeking things for themselves, regardless of what they may endanger for that larger group of which they are a part. They want things for themselves and in their own way. They do not see ahead and recognize that to seek prosperity and freedom for all, is the only way to achieve prosperity and freedom for any. Freedom is universal. Only license is privileged. There was a straw once that broke a camel’s back, and if we’re not careful, some thoughtless, selfish group is going to undo much of the good that has been done by conscientious public-spirited individuals, working throughout the years to put into practice the ideals of democracy. We need above all understanding of our fellow men. We need to appreciate how allied are the desires of all of us. Nine out of ten times the difference of opinion between groups is just the same as between individuals, that is, we want our kind of work done in our way—our opponent wants his kind of work done his way. If we would once look at a problem from the other fellow’s side—we would start our thinking from the points we have in common, not from our differences, and we would think as friendly indi viduals, not as opposing groups. TOWN AND FARM RATION REMINDER Gasoline—In states outside the east coast area A-9 coupons are good through January 21. Sugar—Stamp No. 29 in book four is good for 5 pounds through Jan uary 15, 1944. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in book one, good for 1 pair. Stamp No. 1 on the “Airplane” sheet in book three, good for 1 pair. Meats, Fats—Brown stamps G, H, J, and K, good through Decem ber 4. Brown stamps L and M, good through January 1, 1944. Brown stamp N becomes good De cember 5 and remains good through January 1, 1944. Processed Foods—Green stamps A, B, and C in book four, good through December 20. Green stamps, D, E, and F in book four become good December 1 and re main good through January 20. Civilians to Get Canned Foods Increased supplies of canned pineapple, canned grapefruit juice, , asparagus, corn, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, beans, and figs will reach retail markets within a few weeks, the War Food Administration said recently. They are supplies owned and held by canners, but set aside for Government purchase, which have been released to civilians. More Farm Machinery in ’44 An improved outlook for new farm machinery in 1944 is foreseen K -------- by the War Food Administration. Raw materials authorized by WPB to make planting, tillage, and har vesting equipment during the year provide for about twice the quan tity produced in 1943, or almost 80 per cent of the production in 1940— a year in which manufacture was relatively large. The manufacture of repair parts will be unrestricted. Must Collect Points for Pork Although WFA has temporarily lifted all its restrictions on the amount of pork a farmer may de liver to persons living off his farm, he must continue to collect ration points for all rationed meats, OPA said recently. If pork is transfer red point-free* it means that great deal of this food will find its way into the black market and will be unavailable to legitimate consum ers. Brown Points for Waste Pats For every pound of fat a house wife turns In to-her meat dealer or other fat salvager, she will receive two brown points, beginning De cember 13. “But most important,” Herbert M. Faust of WPB’s Sal vage Division said, “Within a month the fat will be transformed into war materials and on the way to the fighting fronts.” He re minded housewives to save grease from turkeys, geese, ducks, and chickens, for the manufacture of war products. Reductions up to two cents a pound in wholesale and retail prices --------- gion of Education Board, National Baptist Convention. Addresses by Dean B. W. Hall, Jr., Leland Col lege; Prof. O. H. Brown, Leland College. The Mt. Hermon Missionary Bap tist Church, under the leadership of its present pastor, has grown rapidly. The pastor accepted the church with a run-down and scattered membership and a dilapidated building. After searching care fully he was only able to find thirty-seven names on the roll and approximately two-thirds of the named persons in the city. But through Divine guidance and Hea venly visions the Holy Spirit led him and his few followers to the present success with a membership of 131. They have been able to pay off an old mortgage, renovate the church, buy the lot on which it now stands, buy new pews and a piano, pay all the indebtedness and burn all mortgages. He accredits his success first to God and then to the following per sons who have worked with him untiringly: Deacon F. S. Osby, Messrs. Hamp Jones, Jessie Gun ner, Henry Campbell, Isaiah Wash ington, O. B. Sorden, Joseph Bur ton and Cpl. Cardell Paige: Mes dames Ida Nash, Dora Pounds. Mary Williams, Jessie Mason, Mary Anderson, Amanda Isaiah, Hen rietta Brown, Bessie Gunner, Lucy Paige, Ethel Becheaump, Margaret Jones, Ida Brisbon, Ruth Hall, El vira Hood, and many others too numerous to mention here. The church has been represented in District, State and National Congresses and Conventions. The pastor, Rev. H. L. Davis, is song leader of the Minister’s Divis : ion of the National Sunday School , and B. T. U. Congress, Chairman I of State Benefit Board to the Nat i ional Baptist Convention, Board Member of the General Convention of the State of Mississippi, Board member of the General Educational Convention of Mississippi, Original director of the Educational Board of the National Baptist Conven tion, President of the Lincoln County Sunday School Convention and is now studying at Leland College. He seems to have the for dry edible beans will result from OPA action reducing the price spread between country ship per and wholesaler. Country ship ping point prices remain unchanged. Wool Restrictions Lifted With only two exceptions WPB has lifted all restrictions on use of raw wool. Finer grades of alpaca may not be used except for military purposes, and only carpet wool and mohair may be used for floor cov erings. Service Buttons Being Distributed Plastic gold-coated lapel buttons for wear on civilian clothing, to signify honorable military service on and after the declaration of a period of national emergency, Sep tember 9, 1939, are being distributed to issuing agencies throughout the country, the War Department has reported. The insignia on the but ton is an eagle within a.circle, the wings extending beyond the cir cle’s edge. Persons whose army service has been terminated under honorable conditions will be per mitted to wear the insignia. Seed Potato Ceilings Maximum prices for domestic and imported “certified” seed po tatoes have been set by OPA at $1 above established ceilings for U. S. No. 1 tablestock potatoes, and for “war-approved” seed potatoes at 50 cents above tablestock pota toes. Can Hold Shoes 30 Days Without ration payment dealers may not hold shoes bought on a will-call or lay-away plan, or by special order, longer than 30 days after they become available for de livery, OPA has announced. Requests for Penicillin The War Department never has controlled penicillin nor received the entire output, Surgeon General Norman T. Kirk of the Army Med ical Department explained recent ly. A civilian request for penicil lin, the new drug which prevents the growth of infection bacteria, should be made through the civil ian’s doctor. The doctor should com municate by telephone, telegram, or personal letter with Dr. Chester S. Keefer, Evans Memorial Hospi tal, Boston, giving complete details of the case. Control of Apple Seles Sales of apple growers and ship pers who package their apples in boxes with a net weight of not more than 26 pounds are not under price control if not more than five boxes are sold to one buyer and if ship ped by parcel post or express. However, when these packages are resold by wholesalers and retailers, they are under price control, OP A said. College Enrollments Drop Enrollments in colleges and other institutions of higher education this year are more than one-quarter below the 1940 peak, according to a preliminary survey by the U. S.‘ Office of Education of the Federal Security Agency. This year's to tal of about 1,110,560 persons is eight percent below last year's fig ures. Of those enrolled this year aunost one-quarter have been as signed by the armed forces for specialized training. Increase Coal Prices Anthracite coal ceiling prices prices have been raised by OPAr an average of 62 cents a net ton at the mine. Increases range from 35 to 76 cents, depending on the size of the coal. - On June 1, 1944, the new ceilings at the mine will be reduced by an average of 28 cents a ton, leaving net increases of about 34 cents a ton. The exact amount of these increases can be passed on to the consumer. Pur pose of the approximately six months of higher ceilings is to compensate mine owners for the retroactive feature of recent wage increases. McComb News The Mt. Herman Missionary Bap tist Church will celebrate Its Fourth Anniversary with its pas tor, Rev. H. L. Davis, December 6-12, 1943. The following week’s program has been outlined: Monday, Dec. 6—B. T. U. and Sunday School. Church, Bethel A. M. E., Rev. Wilson, Pastor. Tuesday, Dec. 7—Choir and Usher Board Night Churches, Flowery Mount M. B. Church, assisted by 1 V- ‘‘ v I ; ’ ~ - - : ' : ~ ?- ' DANCE At Tke SKATING RINK SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 Sponsored by Tatting Test - Plenty el Font ★ Mwic by DUKE HUDDLESTON’S ORCHESTRA 4:00 until... ? Adm. 45c Christ’c Temple Revs. A. L. Rice and W. L. Thurmond, Pastors. Wednesday, Dec. 8—Missionary Society and Willing Workers Night, Churches, Sweet Home and Rose Hill, Rev. A. D. McCray, Pastor. Thursday, Dec: 9—Deacon’s, Trus tees and Mothers Board. Churches, Walkers Chapel, and St. Mary’s, Rev. J. A. Walker and Rev. S. J. Dickey, Pastors. . Friday, Dec. 10—Pastor’s Aid Club. Churches, St. Paul M. E., Rev. S. L. Harrison, Pastor; So ciety Hill M. B., Rev. T. Montgom ery, Pastor. Saturday, Dec. 11—Musical. Sunday, Dec. 12—Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Sermon by Dr. W. Hick, Dean of Religion, Leland College, f 3:30 p. m„ Anniversary Sermon, | Dr. B, B. Gayden, Dean of Reli WASHING—LUBRICATION GRIFFITH STREET SERVICE STATION Jackson, Miss. FREE ROAD SERVICE Mill and Griffith Streets Jack Gregory Dial Number 4-7036 D Madam Leon PALMIST AND PSYCHIC 1.00 “TakT i.oo Tells Your Wish and How to Obtain It The Truth or Nothing If you are m doubt, worry or trouble of any kind, if your heart is set on a oertaln end in friendship, marriage, divorce or business, or if you are not satisfied, or another shares that which rightfully belongs to you, don’t lose feith. 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