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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 « —.. NOTHING GOOD IS LOST: Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.—Eccl. 12-13. SEEK THE TRUTH! By Ruth Taylor The other day a well-meaning visitor to our shores showed me the front page of a metropolitan paper_replete with stories on the differences of opinion between various groups and agencies. With a sorrowful shake of his head, he said: “Is this how democracy works? Did you read the terrible names they called each other? Somebody must be right. If there is such a difference of thinking, something must be wrong with this country. Democracy doesn’t work! after all!” He completely missed the point. If he had turned over a few more pages, he would have seen it clearly explained in an advertisement regarding one of these disputes. “Imagine Hitler’s kept judges or Tojo’s military courts permitting Polish Jews or Korean patriots to testify in open hearings concerning the injustices and the outrages, which have been perpetrated upon them!” This is democracy. This is what is meant by the rule of the majority. In its encouragement of the search for truth lies the value of freedom of speech and expression. The Founding Fathers knew that if they ensured free speech—the birtlv right of all Anglo-Saxon nations—they could ensure truth seeking. The danger we have to guard against, however, is when freedom of speech becomes unbridled speech, when it extends beyond the bounds of good taste and justice. Democracy is safe only so long as we continue to seek the truth. The basic falsity of the Nazi’s ideology is that they try to square the facts to their own theories or desires. They do not seek the truth because it maycontradict what they wish to believe. They are not willing to accept truth because of its verity alone. The danger is not from loud people, but from over clever people. The minute you can bring a problem out into the open, the moment you can freely discuss any sub ject, the danger of that subject turning into a serious prob lem is lessened. Men hate each other because they do not understand each other. The more men know about their neighbors, either in shop or store, in street or in state—the less will they hate each other—and the better will they work together. Bring out the facts. Seek the truth—and the truth will set free! Lexington News Published and Edited by Students of Ambrose High School, Lexington, Miss. General News The students are yet buying war savings stamps. The Glee Club entertained the Third District Teachers Association very highly. The District Meeting was well attended by visitors from Sunflow er, Coahoma, and Holmes counties. Outstanding visitors were: Prof. W. W. Blackburn, Dean Sampson of Jackson College, Mr. Harper, B. A. Blackburn, Mr. P. H. Easom, Miss Dorothy McGee. W. M. Davis gave a very inspiring address. m-.** n_:_. ___■»_ j- UC XUUUW 1115 UJ.iU,C13 WC1C C1CC" ted for the Third District: Prof. Threadgill, president; Miss Naomi Parker, vice president; Miss Mar garet Miller, secretary; Mrs. Dukes, registrar; S. V. Marshall, treasurer. Miss S. V. Thomas, head of the English department, had to be call ed home to Alabama to atend to important matters. The Senior Highlights Well Lillie it's almost time for your Sergeant to come home. I know you will be glad, but what about M. A. Nephew? Don^’t tell me she will be left out? What would happen if Alma and Blanch Ola would get a boyfriend? If Earline Oliphant would get in the groove and stop being so slow? Wonder if that certain sophomore knows about Pvt. B. C. Sanders brought the entire Senior Class ice cream Monday? Take it easy Sops, we’re only his classmates and as you know. Seniors must come first. Ella Mae was thrilled to death when Pvt. Donelson walked into class Tuesday. She was also seen over to the lunch room eating with him. Ruby Lee has everybody thinking that she is reading to im prove her vocabulary but she is reading free mail. Leroy why dont’ you teach Lee how to walk and not to run off and leave when she sees a car. Pvt. Stephen Donelson and B. C. Sanders were Ambrose visitors on Tuesday. They are ex-classmates of the Seniors. Lennie B. and John Wesley are really interested in each other and dont’ care who knows it. Can you imagine Eula Mae romancing with Calvin Hicks? They are certainly proving that old love never dies. Velmatine and Stuard are no longer hep cats but hep kittens. Wonder why Prince Ella sings, “They are either too old or too young? so much. Don’t tell me that she and W. L. have marked the final score. Since spring is almot here let’s hope that Mary Katherine will get to school ontime. Ray Brooks is always talking about his girl friend but he never calls her name. Won der why Mabel has been all in frowns and tears? Oh yes. I know, it's because Calvin Jointer has been called to the Army. Annie Mae is strictly sentimental with H. John son and he seems to be forgetting M. Washington. Hettie of you don’t stop taking your sweater apart so much you wont’ have any thing to knit. Catherine is keep ing ‘‘Youd be so nice to come home to” hot. I suppose that to Pvt. El lis. Have you noticed Fannie’s beautiful diamond ring? It’s solid, Fannie. Campus Chatter The 7th grade girls seem to be very worried over Geneval Noel Kllf 11 let tolr A I t AneiF rtiulf. hnnnun/x Geneva is strictly in the groove. Dora Lee seems to be upset over her trip toMileston, don't get ex cited, maybe there will be another trip. Lillian B. received a lovely let ter from a soldier, swell going kid, but just keep it up. What happened to Mary Washing ton, she doesn’t get around much any more? Martha what's wrong with you and George, why don’t you all Best Wishes to our Men in the Armed Service THE HARRIS DRUG CO. DRUGS, SUNDRIES PRESCRIPTIONS COLUMBIA, MISS. make it up. You both seem to be swell kids, or may be Mary Washington is taking things over. Willie Crow has been singing to Lillian Blately, “Take me back baby” but Mr. X will take care of that. Inez don't get upset over your walk with Flanders Williams Sun day evening, all of that was a line of jive. Florestine has ben no ticing Jeff Davis lately since he has ben buying her some ice cream for the last few days. I wonder what’s happened. Eula Lee is strictly on the beam with Homer Johnson, wonder where is Earline? Bruce is singing to Katie Ben son, “Take Me Back Baby.’’ Maggie Ree and Leroy seem to be taking life easy because every thing is going their way. Pauline Brooks is worried to death because George Johnson is Denzie has ben smiling at Ma mie Johnson lately. Don’t get ex cited girls because Necie Thomas and Willie Crowe have been talk ing things over. Lillian you had better watch your classmate. Styles We admire Eula Lee Parker’s gren suspender skirt and white blouse. Pauline Brooks blue jum per dress. Mary Washington’s blue dress. Lucy J’s new hairdo. Necie Thomas’ green jumper. Mar tha West’s red jumper and whitt blouse. Florestine Jordan’s plaid skirt and wine sweater. Gatesville News Rev. A. R. Thomas. Reporter The spiritual meeting of the Egypt Hill M. B. Church, spon sored by the pastor and members was one of much success. On Sun day March 5, the pastor. Rev. W. L. Gates, was blessed to have with him Rev. Nathan Wheeler, of Sem niary, Miss., who delivered the , morning sermon. Rev. Wheeler j was much enjoyed by all who heard | him. Other ministers present, were: Rev. J. H. Bridges. Rev. S. J. Jackson, Rev. E. W. Wells. Rev. N. C. Lackey. Other visitors were Mrs. J. H. Bridges, Mrs. S. J. Jack son, Mrs. Carrie Cooper, Mr. J. S. Brent, Mr. W. M. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Irby Young, Mrs. Ruby John i son and daughter. Ruby Nell of 203 East Hamilton Street were week end visitors in the home of her pa rents, Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Thomas. They report an enjoyable visit. Miss Armetta Thomas was week end visitor in the home of her pa rents, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Thomas, of Gatesville, Miss. Miss Thomas is a high schol student at Piney Woods School. Many congratulations to the Warm Springs school for prompt action in raising their quota of $30.00 for the Red Cross. Tattling Tess— Randolph Evans and Bessie Mae Washington are proving that old love never dies. Elmira Greer seems to be get ting all of Cartrall Wren’s atten tion. What’s about it, Willie Ree Bibbs. Earnest Franklin is in love with Bernice Coleman but Bernice seem to be all out for Mannie Lewis. Earnest are you going to stand for that kind of jive? Bernice McClendon and Sylves ter Gray seems to be an ideal cou ple, watch out Bernice, Ann Eliza beth is cutting in on you. Well Ruby Russell and Willie Lee aren’t lovely anymore, could it be because Ruby is so jealous? Morline Kenny is romancing in the dark with Lemon enn what’s your story, Ora Lee. Did you cats and chicks know that its James Washington and Ola Mae Rosse now instead of James and Gloria S.? Wonder what has Phillip Bell and Rudolph Willis to say about this? Its rumored how ever that Philip is consoling him self with Mary Hall. If Randolph Evans thinks Earlene Cobbs is thinking about him he’s all wrong because she is all out for Fredrick Robinson, however Fredrick seemed to have been giv ing all his attention to Ella Pearl Davis Sunday . . . Monday and ay ways. Wake up Claressa Washington, Hazel Clemtine Aldrich is taking Arthur Griffin away from you. Johnnie Mae Pace doesn’t seem to be so happy since Robert Hall ! told her he wasn’t interested, j Its Dorothy Thompson and John Reese now and they don’t care who ! knows it. The Piney Woods chicks were strictly in the groove Sunday at j the Skating Rink and just think, they will be there every Sunday from 6 to 10, that is, if the local hep-cats and jitterbugs don’t com pletely devour them! Gearldine Bell seems mighty blue since Herman Ball left for the j Navy, cheer up he'll be back. James Seaton and Curtis Cateh ings seem to be getting on some time, what do you have to say about that, Minnie Ruth? Albert Hart and Gladys Johnson were seen together Saturday night, could this be the beginning of a new romance? It seems to be the real thing between Juda Alice Johnson and Robert Ruffus, as well as Ceola Flowers and Sgt. Kysler. Wonder if there’s any chance of us hear ing wedding bells soon? Josie Mae Wallace and Russell Austin are “that way” about each other, wonder what's Ruby Marie Lee’s story? | James Rogers has a new girl at For America’s Future — And For Your Future INVEST IN THAT EXTRA BOND TODAY COME IN AND GET GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS JONES 5c to $1.00 STORE Cor. N. Farish and Griffith Sts. JACKSON, MISS. i 7 ' WASHING—LUBRICATION GRIFFITH STREET SERVICE STATION Jackson, Miss. FREE ROAD SERVICE Mill and Griffith Streets Jack Gregory Dial Number 4-7036 .. Increase Your Business With Music Wurlitzer Phonographs on Commmission Service Novelty Company 155 E. Pearl Street Dial 2-1822 E. D. Newell, Mgr. Jackson, Miss. the Catholic school but no one knows who she is but Russel, how about letting us in on the secret? The sad look on Geraldine Tur ner’s face is caused by Willie Earl Boston’s departure to Detroit. Mildred Hess really missed some thing but not going to Maggie Mae Anderson’s. Pary, Louise Travis was really in the groove with Ollie Porch. It seems that now that James Selman has to go to Camp Shelby, he and Sadie Mae Selman are find ing that they really care for each other, they looked mighty happy Saturday. Enis Moore, why don’t you make up your mind, is it Maggie Ruth Smith or Ella? Florice and Evelyn Jones seemed to have been getting on big time Saturday with a certain fellow while his girl friend was at home, better watch out Evelyn, you may get caught. Wonder where was James Sel man Tuesday night when a shy cat was singing, “Don’t Worry’’ to Mrs. S. M. Selman? She certainly seemed to have been enjoying hav ing him around. Mildred Hess really missed some thing when she didn’t go to Mag gie Anderson’s party, Louise Travis and Ollie Porch were having the time of their lives. Here it is again: W. C. Hughes loves Edna Mae, Edna Mae loves Sammie Ford, and Sammie loves Sister. Mattie Lee Gordon says she Handy Hart is a handsome boy and that Bernice shouldn’t get angry with her but get like her. Theresa Allen thinks Alphones Davis’ attentiin is all on her, but she’s wrong, he’s really attracted to Bertha Lee Young. Transello Marley is trying to cut in on Tommie Walker and James, but we don’t think she will have much luck. J. T. Hampton is really on the beam with Christella Jenkins, what’s your story. Jessie Myles. It looks as if Mae Evna has just about taken Jessie Williams away from Annie Mae Roberson. Jack Cheatham you had better watch out because Transella and Eddie McKinnie are really getting close together. Hazel Crump get wise and get someone your age because Robert Earl is much too young for you. Helen Johnson and Curtis Can T»on are strictly on the beam, what’s your story F'lorine Colliei*. i Ada Mae, why don’t you get wise : to yourself, C. W. isn’t worth half the love you are giving him. Your line is getting stale Ears ley, most all the girls are hipped to your jive. is the girl that Luther Hill really loves, Clara Stevens or Jerelyn Bert—Clara seems to get the most votes. What’s up Jessie L. Taylor and Tommie Laster, a new romance? Pelahatchie News Seventh Qrade Class, Reporter. The Teacher Group No. 1 met Tuesday at the Pelahatchie School. Quite a few teachers were present, also several trustees. The meeting was very interesting. Mrs. Mollye Young Sims gave sev eral health demonstrations with health songs. The men sang far better than the ladies and of course they got a big hand. After the program, dinner was served. It was a most delicious dinner, pre pared by several teachers. The 7th grade class s dondering if Mrs. Sims prepared that good French Spaghetti, um um, it was good. Come back again with an other good dish. We are wondering why Mabel Boyd is acting so shy, why Car rie Lou keeps gossip going and will Joseph be able to finish this term? Why all the girls think Kelly G. is the most popular boy in town? Why Boncille B. is stydy ing so hard? Mr. George Clayton is having a new’ home built, Rev. Henry Thom as is the contractor. j Best Wishes to Our Fighting Men! ' ALLIED MOTOR Company, Inc. FORD DEALER ' BUY WAR BONDS! COLUMBIA, MISS. - _ \ IF YOUR WIFE CAN’T COOK, DON’T QUIT HER— KEEP HER FOR A PET AND EAT AT THE Farish Grill Coffee Shop “WHERE YOU GET SERVICE WITH A SMILE” 123Mi N. Farish St. — Jackson, Miss. V Rev. L. II. Newson, Mgr. — Mrs. E. L. Newson, Prop. i | Successful Farmers are Buying t\ I INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC FEEDS I For Poultry and Livestock I Sold at | | LUCKETT SEED and FEED | I Seed With a Growing Reputation I I 502 E. Pearl §t. Jackson, Miss. | iliSiaigl::RiIglSS8SMM^iilS]!S[21SS!rglgSSL§LSs^ESSL^'iKi%&L?&^?LKiL«J;«HgSM??g!l§SlK1> | PROTECT | Your Homes Against Weather and Time! 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The rom was darkened by the window shades which gave the can dlelight service a very impressive effect. On the table was a large lighted candle, symbolizing Christ, “The Light of the World.’* From this light the President of the club and her executive officers lighted their candles and in turn passed the light on to the newly inducted members which was to symbolize their acceptance of the Great Light. At this point the executive charge was given by Mr. H. C. Harper, Assistant State Y. M. C. A. Secre tary. Mr. Harper charged the new members to let the Light, a sym bol of Christ, which they had re ceived represent a three-fold pur pose: (1) a guiding light; (2) a search light; and <3) a healing light. The services colsed with the cir cle of friendship. 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