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VOLUME 7—NUMBER 10 SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1945 PRICE FIVE CENTS Snookum Russell And His Hollywood Orchestra To Play For Farewell Dance Iona Wade, Golden Voice Songstress, Featured With Band When Snookum Russell and his. Hollywood orchestra appear in person Monday night, June 4, at farewell dance at colored skating rink he will bring to the music and dance lovers of this section an array of musical talent known throughout the nation for their ability to thrill you with mellow music. Included in this group of fine artist will be the Voice from the Sky” as the folks of the Movie Colony Hollywood terms Iona Wade, dyaamic singer of sweet and swing songs with the Russell or chestra. While playing the Club Planta tion in Los Angeles, “Snookum” Russell and his Hollywood orches tra was paici homage nightly by the leading stars of the Silver Screen including Lena Horne, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Clarence Muse, Sgt. Joe Louis and many oth ers as he kept them in the groove nightly with the type of rhythm that satisfies. The folks in this section will have the chance to swing as the stars swing when they swing and jump to the music of that “Groovy man with the groovy band” Mon day night, June 4, at the colored skating rink. Health Officer: Too many people young and old, needlessly suffer from impaired hearing. According to some medical authorities, considerably more than half of the adults who now are hard of hearing could have avoided deafness if their condition had been discovered and treated during childhood. It has been estimated that about 6 per cent of the nation’s school children have hearing de fects. By early diagnosis and treat ment, deafness in the majority of the cases can be prevented. Deafness in children my result from structional defects, obstruc tions, and complications of various infections, including congenital syphilis, meningitis, pneumonia, head colds, influenza, scarlet fever, measles and other diseases. Par ents should promptly consult the family physician if their children have earaches, running ears or any evidence of deafness. Children who seem to disregard what their teachers and parents say to them and who present other be havior problems may be the vie Red Cross Readies For Post V-E Task “V-E Day saw the American Red Cross working at top speed,” said Chairman Basil O’Connor last week, “gearing its forces to the shifting responsibilities at home and aboard.” Global Red Cross overseas ser vice clubs now serve a monthly av erage of more than 1,640,000 com plete meals, 9,000,000 snack lunches, and provide 680,000 lodgings at less than cost to U. S. troops, it was pointed out. The Red Cross policy of a slight charge to servicemen for meals, lodgings ajid snacks was es tablished at the outset of World War II in compliance with desires of the War Department, and varies with the theater of operations. Among the many comfort items purchased in the U. S. during the past nine months—for free distri bution in all theaters—were, 736. 336.000 cigarettes. 5,757,480 choco late bars, and 5,325,986 packages of hard candies. Eighteen million pounds f flour went into the mak ing of 500,000,000 doughnuts, which, with 25,200.000 cups of coffee, were served to GI’s free by Red Cross. “The armed forces will still re quire 45,000 pints of blood a week,” Mr. O'Connor continued. These will be collected at blood donor cen ters in different places in the United States. Most of the donated blood will be processed into pla sma for wounded servicemen, but the type “O” whole blood will con tinue to be flown immediately to Army, Navy and Marine installa tions throughout the Pacific. More than 7,000 additional work ers will be needed to carry on the world wide activities of Red Cross, Mr. O’Connor said, and several thousand new volunteers will be re cruited to aid veterans, their fami lies and dependents. tims of loss of hearing. Both be havior and hearing may improve promptly in response to medical treatment for the defective hear ing. | > SNOOKUM RUSSELL * "The Mellow Maestro wit’* ~ Bombshell of Swi THIS ’N THAT By Your Roving Reporter Mother’s Day was everything it should have been—mother nature, realizing the importance of the day, took a hand and made it one of those bright sunshiny days so fa maliar to us of the sunny South land. Mothers were honored through out the city, in church and by dif ferent . organizations. Last week, our roving took us to Yazoo City, where we spent an other delightful day with our good friend, Mrs. Savannah Watson. No thing to do all day, but sit in the shade, read, eat and drink, the kind of day we would like more of all. While in Zoo City, we had the pleasure of chatting with our old friend and former classmate, Mrs. Willeva M. Lindsey, who is we think secretary - cashier of the Afro offices. We also got a glimps of papa Dan and baby Willeva. In cidentally, the Lindsey’s have one of the most modern and most beau tiful homes to be found anywhere. Of course a trip to Yazoo City is incomplete without a visit to the Elysian Cafe. We happend in just when Mr. Pierce and his efficient and coutreous staff were trying to find enough food to satisfy the hunger of the Rays Of Rhythm, Piney Wood’s all girl orchestra. This orchestra played for a dance our boss was giving at the colored fairgrounds in Yazoo City, Monday uauvt w cio unc ui uxc best ever and the Rays showed their appreciation of the very fine and enthuastic audience, by play ing some of the best music they have ever played. Everybody had fun galore. We are still hearing discussions about the newly organized Jack son Negro Juvenile Council, with our friend on the street corner suggesting that an Adult Delin quency Council be organized. The membership to be made up of juveniles, and when this group brought in reports, we feel that then we would really be getting to the source of contributing forces that are leading to juvenile delinquen cy. For these boys and girls, would without a doubt bring in reports, not only from the skating rink where they go for a few hours of dancing with other teen-agers, but fro mchurches, schools, thea ters, cafes, private offices and our homes, where we will find in many cases, adults are the chief offend ers. We were late getting to the meet ing of the Juvenile Council this week, but during the time we were there, it seemed that persons pres ent had decided to dispense with all the usual talk and actions that make most meetings of this kind, just another headache, and go right into the business of doing some thing worthwhile. We were glad to hear the program of recreation that will be purposed will take in the kids who live in Alleys as well as our more fortunate cousins who live on the avenues. Here’s hoping that the good that will come from the organization of the Jackson Juvenile Council will grow, until every child in the city is touched and benefitted. Harding’s “444” Recommended For Rheumatism Made and distributed by Harding Drug Company, the HARDING’S 444 TONIC is recommended for the Blood and for Rheumatism. All persons with minor blood dis orders .and rheumatic conditions arising from blood deficiency and systemic imprities will find that this famous tonic will give relief. “444” is a well balanced combi nation of tests medicinal ingredi ents which are favorably accepted for their value in treating minor blood disorders. Persons suffering from rheuma tism and minor blood disorders are advised to get a bottle of “444” at Harding Drug Company 509 E. Pearl St., or call 3-2444 Jackson, Miss. Bright Lights Again After V-E Day Official victory in Europe brought an immediate order from the WPB cancelling the Brownout Order which has restricted window ad vertising, sign and other outdoor lighting for several months. ' This announcement was made by Henry B. Sargent, vice president, Mississippi Power & Light Com pany, who stated, ‘This means that all places of business can again fully illuminate their show win dows, outdoor signs and other dis play lighting and that all illumi- j nating outdoor advertising can go back to work.” “Mississippi Power & Light Co.,” said Mr. Sargent, “appreciates the splendid spirit of cooperation which customers have shown during the period of the brownout. Although there was never a shortage of elec- j trie power in this area, full coop eration was given by all affected by the brownout to help relieve! the national coal and fuel short age.” ‘As the bright lights go on again along the main streets of Missis sippi,” Mr. Sargent declared, “may they be symbolic of our determina tion to exert every effort to back up the boys in the Pacific so that complete victory may come all the sooner.” Nurses Hold Graduation At Temple On Thursday evening, May 17, the graduating exercises for the nurses of the Mississippi State Charity Hospital School of Nursing were held at Christ Temple church. The following program was ren dered: Processional, Priests’ March. In vocation, Rev. C. F. Odom; Read ing, “Nurses Prayer,” Miss Lucinda Winsey; Solo, “Lord’s Prayer,” Miss Sadie Edwards; Address, Mrs. Net tie Perkins; Piano prelude, Miss Princess Beasley. C.M.&I. College Closes Successful School Year C. M. & I. college closed a most successful term, under the leader ship of Prof. O. B. Cobbins, chair man of the National Education Board of Christ Temple church (Holiness.) The commencement began May 1, through May 7. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Bishop E. W. Butler, D.D., Jackson. The commencement address was delievered by President G. H. J. Thibodeaux of Campbell college. Thirteen young people including the grammar department and high school received certificates of pro motions and diploma. Music was furnished by Mrs. C. L. Johnson and Miss Viola Jones. Prin. D. C. Lee was entertained by a birthday supper by Rev. G. C. Bradley which was greatly enjoy ed. Rev. Bradley is one of the lead ing ministers of this day. He states that he is 61 years of age and in splendid health. Entertains In Honor Of Sgt. Jackson Hill In the picture above are guests who were present at the reception given by Mrs. Ethel Moore, in her lovely home, 518 Martin Street, honoring Sgt. Jackson Hill of the U. S. Army. This affair, one of the most enjoyable of the season, was one of many such courtesies extended Sgt. Hill while he was in the city. The guest list included: Mr. and Mrs. R. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie WiUams, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Hill of Yazoo City, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fellion, Yazoo City, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McKennie, Mesdames Essie J. Boler, Charlie B. Newson, Cora Powell, Margaret Johnson, Martha Boler, NancV Sampson, Cora Banks, Nancy Jacobs, Annie L. McKinney, S. M. Powell, Anneth Robinson, Leula R. Martin, Ethel Mae Spie, Yazoo City, Wilda McKinnie, Lessie Wade, M. E. Rowles, Willie Mae Mulphy, Zeter Patric, Louise McKern, Misses Lula Banks, Patsy Lee Gall, Lucile Vaughns, Messrs Spencer Banyard, James Lezie, Willie Nix, Andrew Wilkerson, Julius Hill, ^Benton, Miss., Cpl. Samuel Archers, New York City. Mississippi Soldiers Awarded Good Conduct Medal In France Soldiers Are Members Of Transportation Corps Miracles Found In Everyday Life Dr. Hollister Says “Many undiscovered miracles of science are still about us in our everyday life,” said Dr. W. G. Hol lister, state board of health. “Until recent years nobody suspected that common bread mold might contain a modern miracle of medicine, and yet out of that mold has come pen icillin, a new weapon in the war against disease. So sudden has been the rise of this new curative agent that a new industry in the manu facture of penicillin has grown up in a year’s time.” Whenever a new drug appears on the market people are apt to be carried away by enthuisasm and to hail the discovery as a cue-all, ac coding to the physician, who call ed attention to the extravagant claims first made for the sulforam ide drugs. Experience has taught fcin- iiuiiiauuiiD IIIC iUia UI Ugb have, he said, and we must apply this same experience to penicillin. “At the present time,” Dr. Holli ster stated, “we know that peni cillin can make an excillent con tribution toward the control of wound infections, carbuncles and meningitis; on the war fronts it is doing a fine job in combating gan grene. It seems to be effective in childhood fever and the peritonitis that often follows rupture of an ab dominal organ like an appendix. It is our new hope in pneumonia and osteomyelitis. Finally, it appears that penicillin is going to make a big contribution toward the cure of syphilis and gonorrhea.” Already the state board of health has mobilized to bring the new penicillin therapy for syphilis and gonorrhea to the medically indi gent of Mississippi, Dr. Hollister reported. In Meridian, Brookhaven and Greenwood hospitals called public health treatment centers are now in operation, he said, which are giving the penicillin treatment for the diseases. ‘In addition, pri vate physicians are now prepared to give these treatments in local hospitals, for penicillin is now available to all physicians,” con cluded Dr. Hollister. “There is a plentiful supply on the maket, and the people of the state should begin to benefit from the use of this new weapon in medicine.” Boll Weevils Threaten Cotton Crops The boll weevil situation in Mis sissippi is the most threatening in recent years, according to Dr. Clay Lyle, extension entomologist, who today urged farmers to prepare in advance for trouble this year. “With a late crop and the largest population of weevils in several years, it is sound business to order insecticides and dusting machinery at once,” Dr. Lyle said. ‘The weather in July and August is the key to the situation. If we should have more rainfall and cloudy weather than is normal for those months, heavy losses are al most certain unless poisoning can be done promptly when it is need ed. The farmer who waits until poisoning is necessary before order ing his supplies may not be able to get calcium arsenate, nicotine or dusting machinery. Mississippi soldiers, members of a transportation corps organiza tion engaged in expediting the flow of war supplies from a communi cations zone port in Normandy base station to our rapidly advancing armies inside Germany, recently were awarded good conduct medals. Following is a roster of the soldiers: Newton: Pfc. Charlie A. Broach, son of Mrs. Etoil Broach, Rt. 1, box 127. Pvt. L. C. Williams, son of Mrs. Johnnie D. Williams Rt. 1, box 146. Ocean Springs: Pfc. Clarence Henshaw, son of Mrs. Cleo W. Hen shaw, Rt. 1. box 39. Okolona: Staff Sgt. Jessie D. Bran don, son of Mr. Sam Brandon, 124 East street. Cpl. Dan White, hus band of Mrs. Emma L. White, Rt. 2. Pine Ridge: Sgt. Eugene L. Issac, husband of Mrs. Irene F. Issac, gen eral delivery. Port Gibson: Cpl. Arthur Barnes, husband of Mrs. Annie W. Barnes. Shubuta: Sgt. James McRee, hus band of Mrs. Christiana C. McRee, Rt. 3, box 51. oioiey: rue. Mc.ts.imey rsarnes, son of Mrs. Virginia S. Barnes. Soso: Pfc. R. C. Martin, son of Mrs. Ina D. Martin, Rt. 1. Cpl. H. W. Moffett, son of Mrs. Mattie F. Moffett, Rt. 2. Starksville: Sgt. Zanders Kelly, son of Mrs. Lula H. Kelly, Rt. 4, box 7. Union: Cpl. Sam V. Viverette, son of Mrs. Jennie H. Viverette, Rt. 2, box 8. Utica: Sgt. Ellie H. Marshall, son of Mrs. Lizzie S. Marshall, Rt. 3, box 8. Walnut Grove: Pfc. Fancer L. Clark, son of Mrs. Molly L. Clark, Rt. 1. Water Valley: Pfc. James C. Per kins, husband of Mrs. Hazel S. Perkins. Weathersby: Cpl. Lonnie Lofton son of Mrs. Rosie L. Lofton, Rt. 1, box 94. Cpl. Roy L. Rankin, son of Mrs. Lovie W. Rankin, Rt. 1. Yokena: Pfc. Henry Erinkley, husband of Mrs. Ruth M. Brinkley, Rt. 1. Coldvvater: Sgt. Thomas Phillips, son of Mrs. Willie A. Phillips, Rt. 3, box 245. Greenville: Cpl: James Jackson, son of Mrs. E. Willis, 107 DeSoto street. New Albany: Cpl. Eddie E. Guy ton, son of Mrs. Okada Guyton. Shubuta: Sgt. Albert Orange, son of Mrs. Katie Orange, Rt. 1. box 74. Serves In Germany Pfc. Jim Hamilton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hamilton, Sr., of Terry, Miss., who is now on duty somewhere in Germany. Pfc. Hamilton was inducted into the armed services, February 13, 1943. He is the brother of Mrs. Maxine Tinsley of Jackson.