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VOLUME 6—NUMBER 32 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1944 PRICE FIVE CENTS
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, October 8
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
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
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,
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
Cook Opens New
Funeral Home At
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
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
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
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
The Cook establishments are now
providing a number of lucrative po
sitions for colored Mississippians.
District Supply Captain
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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.
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,
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.
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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.
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
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
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
Since no new cars have been
made recently, almost all Hinds
cars wil lbe eligible foralmost all
of the 50 per cent deducation, the
Only cars and trucks up to IVz
ton capacity may obtain licenses
from the sheriff’s i office, Gordon
After October 30, a 25 per cent
assessment will be made for buy
ing the liense late, according to the
New School Year
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
‘’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
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
Sgt. Stuckey was recently award
ed an infantry badge, being the
only Mississippi boy to get such a
j Eefore his induction, Sgt. Stuck
! ey was employed as elevator boy at
| the Old Merchants Bank Building.
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
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
Mississippi Negro State Fair
Opens At Jackson Monday
Fair To Be Pageant of Victory
Wallace Bros. Shows On Midway
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
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
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.
Opens, Sept 11;
| 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.
Meats, Fats: Red stamps through
Z8 and A5 through K5, good in
definitely. No new stamps until Oc
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
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
Everybody is getting ready for
the 1944 Mississippi Negro State
| Dr. Underwood
I Praises State
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
“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
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