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Official Teachers’ Dance At Colored Skating Rink Tonight- - - Public Is Invited W fa MlSSiSSIPPI ’ ENTERPRISE *3E VOLUME 6—NUMBER 5 "" SATURDAY MARCH 25 iqid " " ~ -- _ ’ MAKCH 25, 1944 PRICE FIVE CENTS Negro Colleges Unite to Launch First of Annual Fund Drives Tougaloo One of 27 Schools To Raise More Than Million For the first time in the history of Negro education, twenty-seven of the leading privately-controlled Negro colleges and universities are pooling their resources and ener gies to raise $1,500,000 for their current maintenance, in a nation wide fund drive through a newly created organization, the United Negro College Fund, is was an nounced this week. Walter Hoving, a prominent New York merchant and chairman of the national board of the United Service Organizations, yesterday accepted the national chairmanship of the United Negro College Fund Campaign Committee. This fund campaign committee will be inter racial in character. Mr. Hoving said that he would name the mem bers of his national committee within a few weeks. The cam paign for $1,500,000 will be con ducted by local committees thru out the nation. The drive will ter minate at the end of May. In accepting the national chair manship of the fun draising com mittee, Mr. Hoving, a graduate of Brown University, Providence, R. I., said, “In my opinion this is one of the most forward looking steps taken recently in America to help Negroes help themselves by mak ing it possible for them through higher education to develop sound Negro leadership, which will go far toward creating a better under standing between the Negro and white races in America.” Organization headquarters for the United Negro College Fund campaign have been opened at 38 East 57th Street, New York City, and Winthrop W. Aldrich, chair man of the board of directors of the Chase National Bank, New York City, who also heads the National War Fund, has accepted the voluntary position of treas urer of the College Fund. A number of prominent persons of both races have joined the spon soring committee of the United Negro College Fund, among whom are C. C. Spaulding, President of the North Carolina Mutual Life In surance Company; Will W. Alexan der, vice-president of the Rosen wald Fund; P. B. Young, Sr., Rob ert Ogden Purves, Bishop Lorenzo S. King, Dr. Mary McLeod Be thune, Dr. M. S. Savage, William J. Schieffelin. Dr. F. D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute, who has work ed untiringly with the presidents of the affiliating colleges in the formation of the United Negro Col lege Fund, expressed his enthu siasm for the project, by saying that the United Negro College Fund sponsoring committee was convinced that the step is one of the most important undertaken in the history of Negro education. It is in keeping with the latest meth ods of financing the country, he said, and will effect a huge saving in the finance and energy hereto fore expended by the individual schools in their efforts to keep their institutions operating, there by enabling them to spend more money on the actual and real needs of education, modern equipment, a well-trained teaching staff, student aid, and the making of education more accessible to the masses. The participating instiututions oi the United Negro College Fund campaign are: Howard, Fisk, At lanta, Dillard, Lincoln, Virginia Un ion and Shaw universtities; Ben nett, Bethune-Cookman, Clark Samuel Huston, Knoxville, Lane LeMoyne, Livingstone, Morehouse Morris Brown, Philander. Smith Spelman, Texas, Tillotson, . Wilej and Tougaloo colleges; Atlanta University School of Social Work Gammon Theological Seminary Hampton Institute, and Tuskeget Institute. Silence also seems to be quietlj enjoyed at times. HOST AND CANDIDATE Prof. I. S. Sanders, Principal of Lanier High School and host to the 38th Annual Session of the Mississippi Association of Teach ers in Colored Schools. Prof. Sanders has also been an nounced as a candidate for the Presidency of the Association. Officers will be elected Saturday morning, March 25. EDITOR WELCOMES - . -.L., mammtmm&mmmm L-.i Fi JfL. W. J. MILLER Again it is our privilege to wel come to Jackson the 2000 or more colored teachers of the state who are meeting here in session, two days of this week and we do hope these representatives of educational institutions throughout the state are being cordially and courteously re ceived wherever they go. These teachers have worked hard and will go back and work harder for the remainder of the term. They are entitled to these two days of recreation, let us all do our part in making this the most enjoyable session they have ever attended. You are especially invited to at tend the official Teachers Dance at Colored Skating Rink Friday night, beginning promptly at 9:30 until ? LANIER HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE THE 38TH SESSION OF THE MATCS WILL CONVENE MARCH 24-2S, 1944 SECRETARY Prof. W. W. Blackburn, Execu tive Secretary of the MATCS and Editor of the Journal. It is Prof. Blackburn who is responsible for the high type of programs of the MATCS each year. H. C. Harper Gives Dates Of Luxis Assembly According to a release made by Mr. H. C. Harper, Asst. State Y. M. C. A. secretary, the dates for the Annual Assemblies of the Luxis Clubs are as follows: The Southern Division will be held at Meridian, March 31-April 1-2; the Northern Division will be held at West Point, April 14-16. The programs for thees Assem i blies will have a special signifi I cance this year for the girls who will observe t?*cir tenth anniver sary of rapid growth under the championship of Mrs. Lillian Rog ers-Johnson. The voices that will appear in the platform contest will compete favorably with many professional singers. It can safely be said that the coming programs of the Luxis Assemblies have never been equal led in the past. Those who desire programs of the conferences are asked to write State Y. M. C. A. Office, Box 1492, Jackson, or H. C. Harper, Box 2391, West, Jackson, Miss. | State Music Association Here March 24 The State Music Association will convene on Friday, March 24, 1944, from 1:00 to 3:00 p. m. at Lanier High School in Room 212. The subject for discussion will be ‘‘What emphasis is placed on Music and how it can be im proved in: Rural Schools, Rural Churches, Urban Schools, Urban Churches. All music-lovers and representa tives are urged to come prepared to join the discussion. Mrs. E. E. Redmond, President. Mrs. L. W. Price, Secretary. SINGERS ENTERTAIN Como . . . The Glory Round Singers of Helena, Ark., entertained with a musical program at Como C. M. E. Church recently. $18.33 was raised. CANDIDATE Prof. E. S. Bishop, Vice President of the Mississippi Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, Prin cipal of the High School of Corinth, Miss. Prof. Bishop has announced himself as a candidate for the pres idency of the MATCS. Mr. Travis Guest-Speaker At Tougaloo Mr. J. A. Travis, State Agent for Negro Education for Mississippi, was the guest speaker at the col lege devotionals Monday, March 13. He expressed his delight in the beauty of the environs around Tougaloo College. The speaker chose as his sub ject, “Ceilings of Life.” In develop ing this theme Mr. Travis pointed out the many limitations, restric tions, and ceiling prices of the commodities which we are per mitted to purchase. We must of necessity live under rigid restric tions. “These restrictions,” the speaker said, “constitute a greater hardship and more privation for some groups than others.” This point was particularly significant for us for we have always had pri vation, limitations and a very low ceiling under which to live. These conditions under which we live are a challenge to us. Mr. Travis said, “The supreme test of life is to enjoy high living under a low ceiling.” We have the test and the question of the living is up to each individual at this time —especially when we are strug gling under “low ceilings.” There were three other phases connected with the challenge which the speaker proposed for the World of Tomorrow: He feels that the conditions under which we now live are a direct challenge for (1) | deeper resourcefulness, (2) great ! er appreciation for the divine and (3) greater refinement of educa tion and culture for the World of Tomorrow. In closing, the speaker used the analogy of budding flowers as es sential for the production of the golden harvest. He then referred to the youth of today as the flow ers and that we would expect from the beautiful flowers a golden har vest for tomorrow. —J. H. OWENS. Help forge the bonds of Victory by buying more War Bonds ! TREASURER A. A. Alexander, Principal Al exander School, Brookhaven, Miss., Treasurer, MATCS. Jackson College Plans Spring Session April 17 In order to accelerate the train ing of the in service teachers in the Mississippi Negro Public schools, Jackson College is again planning to operate a Spring Ses sion which will begin on April 17. Two days will be allowed for reg istration. Persons who expect to enter are urged to file applica tions with the Registrar imme diately. The tuition fee is $60.00, includ ing $1.00 for the Education Jour nal. This fee also covers provis ions for recreation and health ser vices. The new health clinic of the college is nearing completion. Already the college has on its staff a full-time physician who will ad minister to each student a com pie physical examination and other clinical services. It is believed that a teacher who registers at Jackson College for the Spring and Summer sessions will get his money's worth through the health service alone. Jackson College is organizing its courses in Health, Nutrition, Home making, Science, Mathematics, So cial Studies, English, Education, and Recreative and Creative Arts around the needs of the teachers of Mississippi. For further information concern ing the Jackson College Spring Session or Summer sessions write the Director, Jackson College, Jackson 29, Miss. State Briefs Holly Springs . . . Mrs. Ozzie Tay lor, Ex-Slave, age 93, died last week in Houston. She leaves 15 chil dren, 44 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren. The funeral of Jake Fisher was held in Houston Wednesday. Vance . . . Funeral services were held at New Bethel church recently for James Edward Pry. Rev. J. H. Haley, officiated. Corinth . . . The funeral of Rev. H. A. Dismuke was held at Mace donia Baptist Church recently, Rev. C. W. Wise reading the eulogy. MATCS PRESIDENT Mrs. F. L. Nichols, Biloxi, who for the past two years very ably served the Mississippi Association of Teachers In Colored Schools as President. Negroes To Form War Bond Saving Clubs In U. S. A. To acquaint Negroes of the United States with the necessity for thrift and economic freedom through the medium of the Treas ury War Bond Program, a score of leading American Negroes met in Washington recently and devised plans for forming War Bond Sav ing Clubs throughout the United States. Albon L. Holsey, executive sec retary of the National Negro Busi ness League, Tuskegee, Ala., was named secretary of the organizing committee in charge of operation. In opening the one day session, Dr. J. E. Walker, president of the National Negro Business League, Memphis, pointed out that Negroes have won high places in every ac tivity of American life except in the field of economics and finance. He referred to the field of letters, music, art, science and sport. In all of these, he said, the American Negro can look with pride and satisfaction, but in the field of economic and finance the Amer ican Negro has yet to find his place. The War Bond Program, he said, offers an ideal medium for Negroes to learn the ways of economy and thrift and it is hoped will light the way to the eventual release from economic thralldom into which the Negroes have allowed themselves to drift. The plan which will be used as a model for the War Bond Sav ing Clubs is that already estab lished! at Pittsburg, Pa., through the efforts of P. L. Prattis, execu tive editor of the Pittsburg Cour ier and originator of the plan. Un der this method, a specified num ber of citizens organize for the purpose of saving money enough each month to buy War Bonds in whatever demonination their purses will allow. Each individual makes his own purchases in the manner prescribed by law and then pre sents his or her War Bond with the secretary of the club for safe keeping. In this manner each group can see the economic strides being made through the medium of War Bond Savings arid thus is spurred on to greater efforts for thrift. # _ Many State Teachers to Attend 38th Session of the MATCS Theme: “Victory Through Education” Dr. Davis Principal Speaker CANDIDATE 10 ___ Prof. E. Tademy, Principal of Smith Robertson Junior Hi h School who has been announced as a candidate for President of the Mississippi Association of Teachers in Colored Schools. Prof. Tademy gives as his ob jectives: 1. Better understanding and co operation of races in this state. 2. Adequate economic security for all. (Gradual equilization of salaries.) 3. Better and more adequate schol facilities for all schools. 4. Longer school terms; at least 8 months, 9 months where possi ble. 5. One or more High Schools in every County, accessible to every child. 6. Adequate transportation for all children of the state. 7. Justice at courts for all. 8. Social security cards for all Educational Workers. 9. Religious training in all pub lic schools. 10. A decreased Juvenile Dclin APPOINTED MEMBER A. L. Johnson, Dean of Prentiss Institute, Prentiss, Miss., Appointed Member of MATCS. Hundreds of teachers are meeting in Jackson two days this week, Fri day and Saturday, March 24 and 25th in their 38th Annual Session at Lanier High School. This Association is representative of the more than six thousand Ne gro teachers in about 300 Negro schools of the State who hail from “Tishimingo to the Sea.” Although the salaries are small and terms short they always make ready to attend the association in large numbers. This year being election year, even more are ex pected. The program this year as ar ranged by the executive secretary, W. W. Blackburn and the able president, Mrs. Fannie L. Nichols is indeed an interesting one that should not only appeal to teachers but to the public in general. The principal address is to be delivered Friday evening at 7:30 by Dr. Walter S. Davis, President of A. & I. State College, Nashville, Tennessee. A native Mississippian, Dr. Davis received his education at Tougaloo and Alcorn Colleges in Mississippi, Tennessee State Col lege and his Masters Degree from Cornell University in 1933 to be followed by a Doctors Degree from Cornell in 1941. Dr. Davis is well acquainted with the problems of Negro Education in the South and his address will be both informa tional and inspiring to his audience. AmnnP th<=> cnprinl cnhiantc discussed in the departmental meet ings are: English, Library, Sci ence and Mathematics, Social Sci ence, Physical Education, Music, School Administration, Elementary, Rural, Vocational. Vieing for importance at the meeting will bethe discussion on equalization of teachers salaries and the election of officers for the next two years. Much time and discussion is ex pected on the issue of equalization of teachers salaries and it is ex pected that a report of a legisla tive and salary committee appoint ed at the last annual meeting will be given. Among the prominent candidates for the office of president, are: Prof. I. S. Sanders, Lanier High School, Jackson: Prof. E. S. Bishop, Principal Corinth Colored High School, Corinth; Prof. A. L. John son, Dean of Prentiss Insitute, Prentiss. The election will be held Saturday morning at 8:30. Prof. O. B. Cobbins, Supervisor j of Negro Schools of Jackson, and j Prof. I. S. Sanders, Principal of I Lanier High School, hosts of the association, have announced that evex-y effort has been made for the entertainment of the teachers. quency Record. 11. Consolidation whenever pos sible. I am thanking you in advance for all your votes and the support and votes of all your friends.