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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!
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
Bring out the facts. Seek the truth—and the truth will
Published and Edited by Students
of Ambrose High School,
The students are yet buying war
The Glee Club entertained the
Third District Teachers Association
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.
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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
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
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,
The 7th grade girls seem to be
very worried over Geneval Noel
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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
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
Martha what's wrong with you
and George, why don’t you all
Best Wishes to our Men in
the Armed Service
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
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.
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.
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
Many congratulations to the
Warm Springs school for prompt
action in raising their quota of
$30.00 for the Red Cross.
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
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
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
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
| James Rogers has a new girl at
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What’s up Jessie L. Taylor and
Tommie Laster, a new romance?
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
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Luxis Hi-Y Holds
The Girls’ Luxis Hi-Y Club of
Lanier High School held its induc
tion ceremonial for the new mem
bers, Tuesday, February 29.
The very impressive ceremony
was presided over by Miss Lillian
Kelley, Club President, who open
ed th eservice with the Luxis Hi
Y invocation. Miss Kelley explain
ed the purpose of the club, fol
lowed by explanation of club em
blem by Miss Emma Stampley and
club history by Miss Wilhelmina
Luckett. The pledge of Allegiance j
to 25 new members who by their
pledge promised to uphold the
standard of the club.
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
The services colsed with the cir
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