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VOLUME 6—NUMBER 32 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1944 PRICE FIVE CENTS . — - ... - ■■■■■■ ■ ' ■ i ■■■ ■ ■■■■ ■ __ -—-- 1 . ■■■ 1 - —-.-■■■— ■■■ .. -- - ,-----— , October 8 _|H_ M President Calls First Faculty Meeting At Alcorn A. & M. Changes and Promotions Among Faculty Members Given ^resident f. b. isowies called the faculty of Alcorn A. & M. Col lege last Thursday for its first meeting of the year. The president made remarks setting forth the general aims for the 1944-45 ses !sion. The new faculty members intro duced at the initial faculty meet ing were: Misses Madeline G. Har rison and Thelma C. Miller, library assistannts; Miss Ernestine Powell, personnel department; Misses Jerel ene R. Mason, Mollye K. Bradford, and Mrs. Bessie Trotter Walker, home economics; Mrs. J. H. Mosely, music; Mrs. J. A. Jackson, social science; A. L. Perkins, language; Mrs. A. L. Perkins, elementary pratcice school; Rev. W. H. Black man, English and chaplain; Miss Ruby Webb,f secretary, division of agriculture. Returning after several years ab sence are Miss Mattie L. Gordon, secretary to the president, R. W. Hunter, mechanic arts; and H. W. Norris, business office. Changes and promotions among old faculty members include the folowing: P. S. Bowles, president; Mrs. R. R. Sanders, head of music department; Mrs. Z. P. Price, direc tor, division of home economics; M. J. Lyells, acting principal, labora tory high school; Mrs. C. D. Thomp son, principal, elementary prac tice school; L. C. Archer, acting head, English department; Mrs. L. M. Murdock, acting registrar; R. E. Hurst, director, arts and science division; Miss Mattie E. Bious, dietitian. Other faculty members present were Mrs. Ruby Stutts Lyells, li brarian; H. M. Thompson, mathe matics; Mrs. A. D. Archer, business administration; F. O. Woodard, I teacher-trainer, trades and indus trial education; L. C. Knox and | George J. Bacon, mechanic arts; J. A. Jackson, O. W- Sanders and A. D. Fobbs, division of agriculture; C. H. Wilson, social sciences; Mrs. A. L. Tanner. Dean of Women; Miss Alice M. O’Rielly and Mrs. R. L. Abraham, business office; Mrs. Helen Muldrow, biology; William Muldrow, psychology. Cook Opens New Funeral Home At Magee, Miss. On Sunday, October 1, 1944, an other milestone was made in the progress of Negro business in the state, when R. C. Cook, president 1 and owner of more than 17 funeral homes and burial associations op ened a new Cook Funeral Home at Magee, Miss. This new business which is equipped to give the same efficient courteous and sympathetic service that so characterizes the other bus inesses owned by Mr. Cook, will have as its manager, Mr. Allen j Reed. The following program was ob served at the dedication of the || new funeral home: Song, congregation; Invocation, Rev. A. R. Patterson, Welcome Ad dress, Miss Margaret Boggan; Solo, Miss Sadie L. Sanders; Remarks, Hon. O. J. Biglane, mayor of Magee; Remarks by Messrs Mims Mitchell and W. L. Caughman; Sold, U. L. McCollum; Introduction of the speaker, Prof. L. H. Payne; Address, Prof. J. E. Johnson, prin cipal Normal Industrial Institute. Closing remarks were made by Mr. R. C. Cook, president Enterprise Burial and Undertaking Co. Prof. Freddie Casher, principal Magee Colored School, master of cere monies. Other agencies of Mr. Cook are: Jackson, Meridian, Hazlehurst, Ty lertown, Colt nbia, Picayune, Way nesboro, Greenwood, Poplarville, Mt. Olive, Laurel, Hattiesburg, Gloster, Kosciusko, Canton, Mag nolia. The Cook establishments are now providing a number of lucrative po sitions for colored Mississippians. District Supply Captain mBKam * - II ill 111 III I ill I—Ii Mrs. Myra Moore Fulford, district supply captain, W. H. and F. M. Society, A. M. E. Zion church, South Mississippi Conference. Mrs. Fulford led the drive the week of September 24, of emergen cy collection of clothing for Europe in the United States. The members of the St. Paul A. M. E. Zion church of which she is a member gave $50.00 worth and the merchants of Jackson, gave $2C0.00 worth, making a total of $250.00 worth of clothing. Pratt Memorial Burns Mortgage Sunday, Oct. 1 On Sunday, October 1, at 4 p.m., the Pratt Memorial Methodist church closed a week of dedication celebrating its freedom from all debts, particularly a long stand $5, 000 debit. This celebration was climaxed, when Dr. Clovis G. Chappell, pas tor of Galloway Memorial church delivered the dedicatory address and the mortgage burning cere mony was performed. nru ~ j ~r 4i ~ j ~~ 4: vice was as follows: Prelude, Processional Hymn, An them, “Oh Give Thanks,” Duet. Mc Ewen and Harper; Responsive Reading, Scripture, Rev. A. Buxton Keeling, pastor, St. Mark’s Episco pal church; Prayer, Dr. B. J. No len, pastor Pearl Street A.M.E. church; Lords Prayer, History, Our Church, Past and Present, Miss Iva G. Michael; Anthem, “The Heav’ns Declare,” Soloist, Sadie Edwards; Semon, Dr. Clovis G. Chappell, pastor Galloway Memorial Metho dist church; Hymn, Offertory Solo, Mr. Kline Wilkerson, Presentation, Dedication Mortgage Burning, Ane the. Announcement, Recessional Hymn. Benediction, Postlude. Participating in the mortgage burning were: Mrs. Sina Brown, 1900. Mrs. Katherine Jamison, 1906, Juniors: Wilhelmina Hill, Evalette Johnson, Ida Mae Cox. Trustees of the church are: Dr. O. F. Smith. Mr. W. E. Clemons, Mr. G. W. Washington, Mr. J. T. Michael, Mr. Theodore Jefferson, Mr. R. H. Jackson, Mr. Pearl Har den, Mr. M. A. Pickens. Grenada High School Opens September S The Grenada High School had a v y successful upping on Friday, September 8, with Prof. C. N. Buchanan as principal. The enrollment was good and from all indications this will be one of the most successful terms 6f the school. New faculty members are: Mrs. M. M. Buchanan, Mrs. Thompson, formerly a Jeanes supervisor, Miss Margaret Miller, who was last year at Ambrose High School, Lexing ton and Prof. Leroy Smith, who will be coach of the new football team. Hinds Auto Tags Go On Sale Monday, Oct. 2 Sale of the 1945 state automobile license tags opened in Hinds coun ty Monday morning in the sheriff’s office at the county court house. The tags, made of metal, and reg ulation size have black numbers on a yellow background. Sheriff L. M. Gordon reports. Between 10, 000 and 12,000 are exptced to be sold in Hinds this year, Gordon said. Almost all windows of the sheriffs office will be handling them, he said. Prices, determined by a scale based on make, age, and horsepow er, are subject to a 10 per cent de crease for each year of age of the vehicle. After a 50 per cent de crease, though, this halts, Gordon said. Since no new cars have been made recently, almost all Hinds cars wil lbe eligible foralmost all of the 50 per cent deducation, the sheriff said. Only cars and trucks up to IVz ton capacity may obtain licenses from the sheriff’s i office, Gordon reported. After October 30, a 25 per cent assessment will be made for buy ing the liense late, according to the sheriff. Southern Christian Institute Begins New School Year <5 Southern Christian Institute of Edwards, began its academic year of 1944-45 September 4. with a to tal enrollment of 302 students and a faculty of twrenty. The annual youth conference was held the first week, serving to em phasize the religious aspects of the school and as orientation for new students. This year the conference was under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Craggett of Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Carnella L. Jamison, na tional secretary of women's organi zations for Negro disciples, served in her usual position as a resource leader and faculty member. Rabbi Stanley R. Brav of Vicksburg was a guest lecturer and resource lead er. Dean Chas. C. Mosley announced the following additions to the In stitute faculty: Miss Ruth Cobbins, instructor in music; Miss Louise Fenglio. instructor in the Romance Languages; and Mrs. Terry, instruc tor in -the Community School. President John Long and Dean Chas. Mosley are hoping that the school will be able to carry out even more effectively than last, its prime purpose of character build ing and community upliftment. W. K. Fox, School Reporter State Boys At Air Force Station In England An Air Force Service Command Station, “Somewhere in England”— Three Mississippians, Cpl. Collie Cook, son of Mrs. Yearlie Dicker son and husband of Mrs. Ella Mae Cook, 222 Bell street, Jackson; Cpl. James H. Brown, son of Mrs. Ida W. Brown, Brookhaven; Pvt. Uly sesses Cockrell, son of Mrs. Lillie M. Cockrell, Prairie, and Cpl. Judge Washington, son of Mrs. Ida Smith, Inverness, are now serving in the European Theatre of opera tions with the Combat Support Wing, crack trucking organization of the Air Service Command. Soldiers of the Combat Support Wing are the special delivery men of the Air Service Command whose responsibility it is to transport bombs, ammunition and supplies for the invasion air forces. The outfit of which these men are members lias been commended for its efficiency and team spirit in driving through storms and British fog to deliver the goods to invasion combat stations. Cpl. Cook was a logger before his induction, Cpl. Washington was a farmer and both Pvt. Cockrell and Cpl. Brown were students. A California redwood, 364 feet high, is the tallest tree in the world. SHE’S BEEN SELECTED THE FAVORITE OF SERVICEMEN AND YOU REALLY CAN’T BLAME THOSE G-I GUYS, FOLKS Exclusive IPS Plato s Beautiful JEAN PARKS is that something nice for any boy to come home to—we'll ;ree. G-I’s frequenting the Servicemen's Lounge conducted by the Harlem Defense Recrer.tion Center at 2343 beventh Avenue, in New York City, will greet the charming Miss Parks on Sunday evening. Sept. 24, ot the regular Sunday Evening Coffee Hour, a program conducted by Miss Elfreda Sandifer. Miss Parks, who is slated soon to make her debut with on all-giri bond, insisted upon appearing before some of our boys before that eventful day when she will be first introduced to the public as the newest star in the entertainment field conducting her own orchestra. What a girl! Tougaloo Opens Seventy “Sixth Session, Incresed Enrollment Spirit of Great Optimism Permeates Whole Student Body The formal opening exercises of the 76th session of Tougaloo Col lege were held in the college chap el Tuesday morning, September 18. Rev. W. A. Bender, the college pas tor, was in charge of the activities. After a few words of welcome by Rev. Bender, he proceeded to read a message from President Cross. The president’s message was one of encouragement. However, he ex pressed his regrets for not being to be present at the opening of the college. President Cross’ message was fol lowed by a short address by Dean L. B. Fraser. At the conclusion of his address, the Dean called the attention of the student body to many of the important items of the rules and regulations of the col-! lege which were in printed from in the Tougaloo Leaflet. The freshman class for the pres ent academic year is larger than that of the previous year. The col lege enrollment shows an increase of 10.7 per cent over the previous year. There are nine college stu dents who have transferred from other colleges in the state. There is a heaUhy spirit of opti mism permeating the whole student body. Everyone seems to be ready for the business at hand and looks forward to a successful year. Widow’s Day Program, Sunday, October 28 A Widow’s day program will be held at New Hope Missionary Bap tist church, Whitfield Mills Road on Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m. All widows of the city are in vited to take a part. Envelopes can be had upon request. The Sermon Will be delivered by Rev. G. C. Hunter, pastor. First AA Unit In New Guinea 1 Year Overseas Somewhere In New Guinea — The first Negro anti-aircraft artil lery unit to blast Japanese planes from the New Guinea skies recently completed its first year overseas. The unit is made up of men from the Middle Atlantic and Southern states. It has two Negro officers, Chaplain Pliny Jenkins of Thomas ville, N. C., Warrant Officer Bert ran Alves of New York City. Camp Stewart. Ga., was the place of activation and training for the unit. Ater a year overseas, morale of the officers and enlisted men of the organization is high, accord ing to the anti-aircraft command to which the battalion is Assigned. Over 75 per cent of the men have been awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Two have received the Pur ple Heart. ‘Uncle Cliff Williams Buried Here Tuesday Funeral services for Mr. Cliff Williams, 80 year old citizen who passed away at his home, 813 Drey fus street, after an illness of several weeks, were held at 2:30'p.m. Tues day at Peoples Funeral Home, with interment in Elmwood ceme try. ‘’Cncle Cliff,” as he was known to his many friends was born in Jackson and lived here all his life. He was a driver back in the days of the horse drawn funeral coaches and for the past 35 years was a faithful employee of the Taylor Fu neral Home. Sgi. James Stuckey In the picture above is Sgt. James j Stuckey, son of Mrs. Beatrice D. Stuckey, 700 N. Gallatin street who is stationed somewhere in France. Sgt. Stuckey was recently award ed an infantry badge, being the only Mississippi boy to get such a medal. j Eefore his induction, Sgt. Stuck ! ey was employed as elevator boy at | the Old Merchants Bank Building. Negro Artists One-Tenth of USO Shows New York — One-tenth of the en tertainers who are giving perfor mances to servicemen on the USO Camp Shows circuit are Negroes, it was revealed this week by Dick , Campbell, director of Negro shows. Currently there are 175 colored performers employed in the United States and on foreign soil, he said. There are at present 17 colored shows operating in the country and two overseas. Negro artists are participating in practically every form of entertain i ment. Campbell stated. Service ! men and WACS at home and abroad have been entertained by a variety of performers, from Cab Calloway, the Hi-de-ho swing king to Marian Anderson, top ranking concert artists. Mississippi Negro State Fair Opens At Jackson Monday t Fair To Be Pageant of Victory Wallace Bros. Shows On Midway General Clark Decorates Sgt. In Italy With The Fifth Army, Italy — At a special formation at Fifth Army headquarters in the field near the Italian front. Sgt. T. M. North cross, of Nashville, Tenn., recently received the Soldier’s Medal for heroism, the War Department re ported. The medal was pinned on Sgt. Northcross by Lt. Gen. Mark M. Clark, commander of the Fifth Army, during Salerno Day, Sep tember 9, ceremonies commemorat ing the anniversary of the Fifth Army’s invasion of Italy. Sgt. Northcross was awarded the medal for his heroic action last June near the port of Piombino, Italy, when he swam 150 yards out into the sea to rescue a drowning soldier who had been siezed with cramps. Sgt. Northcross’ quick ac tion saved the man’s life. The son of Mrs. Mary Brown, 12 North Hill street, Nashville, Sgt. Northcross has been in the army more than two years. He is section sergeant with a Negro trucking company, and is in charge of 16 men and vehicles. In a year and a half overseas, his j outfit, one of the outstanding trans portation units in the Fifth A^my, has driven over 1,00(1,000 truck miles in convoying troops and supplies through North Africa, Sicily and Italy. The unit, which includes more | than a hundred Negro soldiers from all parts of the states, and five I whte officers, is commanded by : Captain Aldo E. Garoni, 361 Ster ling street. North East, Atlanta, Ga. Sgt. Northcross was graduated J from Pearl high school in Nashville, I where he won a letter in football. Canton School Opens, Sept 11; Faculty Given | The Cameron Street High School opened its doors, September 11, at 10 a.m. for the twelfth term under the administration of Prof. A. M. Rogers, the opening and enrollment was one of theb est in the history of the school. The local ministers were present and also al arge num ber of patrons and friends. The faculty is as follows: High | school, Mr. Charles W. Miller, Mrs. A. M. Roberts, Mrs. H. M. McNeal, Miss Clara Brown, Mr. M. H. Carr. Junior High: Miss Desaree D. Hoard, principal, Miss Mamie L. Brown, Miss Ruth Johnson, Miss Laura B. Davis, Miss Dannie B. Brooks, Miss Amy M. Jackson, Miss Annie L. Billinglea, Miss Evie Car m a ol TVTice TJnnhnl tJ way, Miss Mattie J. Jones. Elementary School: Miss Alice Luckett, prinipal, Miss Mollie M. Fields, Miss Annie B. Whistenon, Miss Leatha M. Walker, Miss Erma M. Anderson, Miss Mildred Love, Miss Roselyn B. Foote. Reminders Meats, Fats: Red stamps through Z8 and A5 through K5, good in definitely. No new stamps until Oc tober 29. Processed Foods: Blue stamps A8 through Z8 and A5 through R5, good indefinitely. No new stamps until November 1. ; Sugar: Sugar stamps 30, 31, 32 and 33. each good for five pounds indefinitely. Sugar stamp 40. good for five pounds of canning sugar through February, next year. Gasoline: A13 coupons in new “A" book good for four gallons each through December 21. Shoes: Airplane stamps 1 and 2, ! good indefinitely. Plentiful Food: Onions. | Overseas Christmas Package Mailing: October 15, last day. As this% goes to press, plans are near completion for the fourth war time Mississippi State Fair, which will open at the Mississippi Negro State Fair Grounds (Bailey Ave nue Park) Monday, October 16, thru October 21. The Fair this year, according Mr. Henry Young, secretary, will be a pageant of victory and an exhibi tion of the results of Negro farms, homes, schools, clubs and other in stitutions. , Everything possible is being done to make this years Fair one of the best in history and from all indi cation a record breaking attendance . is expected. On the Midway will be seen the world famous Wallace Bros. Shows —this show needs no introduction to fair goers, you can always ex pect the best from Wallace Bros. At this writing no information as to the usual first day parade has been given and it is thought that because of transportation dif ficulties, this year at last, there will be no parade. However, if a parade is scheduled we will car ry the route in our next week's paper. Everybody is getting ready for the 1944 Mississippi Negro State Fair. | Dr. Underwood I Praises State Medical Library Terming the medical library of the state board of health a true friend in need, it was pointed out some of the services the library provides for the use of physicians, dentists, nurses, laboratory techni cians and other health workers. Maintaining current text books, manuals covering all the basic sci ences and the more important peri odicals and medical journals, the library is an indispensable source of up to the minute, authentic in formation. “Through these extensive resour ces,” said Dr. Underwood, “it is possible for the physician to deter mine the latest and best known methods for diagnosing, treating or preventing a particular disease; or for the public health worker to learn the latest and most effective methods of doing a job which might be vtal to health. Here professional and public health workers can come and learn what all the scien tists of the world have done or dis covered concerning any one of a thousand great questions involving matters of life and death.” “Regardless of where one may live he can make use of the library by dropping his requests in the mail,” continued Dr. Underwood. (“Many of the local health depart I ment personnel are served in this way; material is mailed on the day it is requested. Such service is also gladly extended to any other re sponsible person doing work of a medical nature. The request may be made for a specific book or journal or it may ask that the librarian se lect l; e references covering the subject desired. The library also lends suitable materials to public and school libraries, thus providing a useful community service. Many teachers have taken advantage of the resources of the library. The state board of health library is indeed a public health asset, in the opinion of Dr. Underwood. With the initiation of new programs for health protection and the in tensification of long standing ones, the library becomes more and more the focal point for information and inspiration. notice: TO ALL READERS: There will be a charge of $1.00 to run all cuts or mats in The Mississippi Enter prise. This will of course also pay for the short reader that will go under the cut. This refers to cuts that the reader has made himself. We will be glad to give rates for other cuts.