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\ GLUME 7—NUMBER 12 SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1945 PRICE FIVE CENTS City of Jackson Summer Play Grounds Will Open June 11 At Four of City Schools Parents Urged To Cooperate With Program; Hours Are 8:30-12; And 3:30 to 8:00. The city of Jackson summer playgrounds will open June 11, and wil be open daily from 8:30 to 12 noon and from 3:30 to 8 p.m.. and will be open until noon Saturday. The play grounds are located at: Smith Robetrson, supervisor, Mrs. A. Shinault; Lanior high, super visor, Miss E. Dixon; Martin school, supervisor, Miss P. Turner; Jim Hill school, supervisor, Miss L. Walker. The activities will be: Soft ball, croquet, doge ball, Soc cer, dramatics, clay modeling, horse shoe pitching, checkers dominos; Marbles, folk dancing, special events, Washer Throwing, quiet games, shuffle board, tennis and story telling. Parents are urged to cooperate with these neighborhood play grounds in the following ways: 1. Organizing a neighborhood committee. 2. To see that the children at tend during the hours designated. 3. To cooperate with the workers in every way possible. THIS ’N THAT This week we of this column join in with the family and many friends of thel ate Russell Austin in mourning his untimely and tragic death. We do hope that TIME, the healer of all our ills, will after awhile completely erase the great sorrow that this young man’s death has caused and leave instead a beautiful memory of the fine son, classmate and school mate that was Russell Austin. # * * we areg tad to see tne announce ment of the opening of the play grounds at Smith Robertson, Lanier high, Martin and Jim Hill schools, and we do hope the parents will heed the invitation to cooperate with those persons who will be in charge of these neighborhood play grounds for as we have often said, not until the grown up Negro be come intei'ested in recreational ac tivities of our young peoole, to the extent that they will spend TIME AND MONEY in helping to pro mote such recreations that are clean and wholesome, will we as a group come anywhere near solving our juenile deliquency problem. * * * We urge the parents to organ . ize neighborhood committees, to see that the children attend dur ing the hours designated and to co operate with the workers in every way possible. # # U Of course we want all that the city give us in the way of recrea tional facilities, we want them be cause we are entilted to them as tax payers and citizens, BUT as clubs, sororities, fraterinities and other organizations, including the churches, suppose we send one less delegate to that big meeting, make our parties a bit less elaborate, make the same paint on the build ing last a bit longer, and as indi viduals go down into our pockets and raise some of those big sums of money that we are so capable of raising whenever we want something special—and show ev erybody, including our young peo ple that we do “give a dime” about them and we are ready to prove it by raising and spending our money to provide wholesome re creation for them—before we get sohot in the collar about closing down undesirable places, lets take some of our convention money, as sociation money, church building fund money, etc., and provide some DESIRABLE places for recreation Popularity Contest Closes at Farish St. Church June 4th An announcement has been made by Mrs. D. D. Shepherd and Mrs. Lizzie Mae Jones, sponsors, that the popularity contest, in which 18 leading businesses of the city have contestants, will come to a close Monday evening, June 4, with an interesting proram at the Farish street Baptist church. The contest, sponsored by these two ladies, well known for their ability to get results in all matters of this kind is for the benefit of the C.A.G. circle of Farish street Baptist church, the money we un derstand to be used for repairs at the church’s parsonage. The following businesses are be ing represented: Paris Cleaners, Modern Cleaners, Advance Clean ers, Two Sisters Beauty Shoppe, Stamp Brothers Hotel, Ritz Theatre, Dotty Cab Co., Blue Flame. Mis sissippi Enterprise, Gray Beauty Shop, Poro Beauty Shoppe, Shep herds, Tip Top, Wilson Tailoring Co., Davis Beauty Shoppe, Parish Street Smoke Shop, Mill & Oakley Cafe and Wolf Cleaners. The names of the young ladies and the young man represeating these businesses are not available at this writing but will be publish ed in our next issue. Friends of the Farish Street Bap tist church, the above businesses and the young people representing these businesses in the Popularity Contest are urged to be present on Monday evening to witness this very enjoyable affair. When beating egg whites, make a little more by adding one-fourth teaspoonful of cold water and a pinch of salt for each egg white before beating. and entertainment for Jackson NE GRO JUVENILES. Whether you know it or not, NEGRO MONEY will spend for NEGRO JUVENILE RECREATION AND ENTERTAIN MENT * * * Again this year we wish to con gratulate Prof. I. S. Sanders, prin cipal of Lanier high school and other members of the faculty for the beautiful and impressive morn ing service conducted in the school auditorium, Sunday morning for the 1945 seniors. '-If Of * Rev. B. J. Nolan, pastor, Pearl street A.M.E. church brought a beautiful inspirational and infor mational message to the group and we think this class of 171 or more young women and men should be especially grateful to a school that is not only concerned with their mental well being, but is also vi tally interested in their spiritual well being, the selection of a man to bring them such a message as Rev. Nolan’s being a fine testi mony of that fact. * 3 * The graduation exercise was all that we expected, impressive and entertaining, the addresses by the class representatives, so ably de livered by Mildred B. Elliott, Essie M. Chamberlain, Frederick Hunter j and Lerone Bennett were greatly enjoyed by everyone present. * * if We wish for the seniors of La nier, indeed for the seniors of all the schools of Jackson and the i state, all that is fine and good in i life. Jackson Soldier Flies Home After V-E Day Three Negro vets were among the first group of overseas returnees to be flown by ATC back to the States after V-E Day. For all three, the climax of their lengthy service overseas was the speedy trip by C-54 transport of the air transport command which flew them all the way from India. After the usual processing here at ATC’s Miami army air field, they contin ued to their homes on furlough. All veterans of lengthy service in the building of the famous Ledo Road in India and Burma, they are: Pvt. Edward W. Stephens, 32, Of Mobile, Ala.; Pfc. John R. Sims, 28, of Rt. 2, Box 42, Talladega, Ala., and Pvt. Chester A. Turner, 25, of Jackson. Pvt. Turner after 28 months with the Quartermaster Corps on the Ledo Road, is back to visit his mo ther, Mrs. Luella Turner, at 428 Roach street, Jackson. Both form erly lived at 129 Hartfield street, Cleveland, Ohio. A farmer in civilian life, Turner was assigned to work as an assist ant supply clerk and truck driver on the Ledo Road, and drove in the first convoy to pass over the com pleted road. All three returnees wear the Am erican Defense Ribbon and the Asiatic - Pacific theater ribbon with battle star. Geo. Anderson Waives Hearing On Murder Charge George Anderson, colored, ar raigned on a charge of murder in city police court, denied his guilt and waived preliminary hearing. He was held without bail to await action of the county grand jury. Anderson was charged in the death of Levi Kelly, who died Wed nesday morning of stab wounds said to have been inflicted in an af fray in John Hart alley Monday night. Hazlehurst News Mrs. Roosevelt Strong spent the week end at Clarksdale with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Clara Strong. Petty Officer Woodrow Strong who is stationed in Louisville, Ky., will spend a 10 months furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Strong. With him will be his wife and babv. Mrs. Roosevelt Strong has been ill for the past 3 weeks but is better at this writing. Mrs. E. W. Ball is now in the hospital in Jackson where she re cently underwent an operation. At this writing she is doing fine. County Agent Joseph Otis and Mr. R. Strong spent Sunday after noon at New Salem church. An in spiring sermon was delivered by a preacher from Hattiesburg. 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. _ BUDDY JOHNSON’S ORCHESTRA WHAMMING ’EM _ ELLA JOHNSON BUDDY JOHNSON ARTHUR PRYSOCK Exclusive to Ted Yates Publications i j fcne °f the greatest bands right now is Buddy Johnson’s who with vocalists Ella Johnson and Arthur Prysock are scoring on a tour triumphant. A popular Decca recording artist Johnson’s musical aggre gation is a favorite with the bobby-sock crowd. Small wonder when repo-ts come from north, south, and west that Johnson is whamming ’em. P. S. That's the coined phrase for “solid smash hit.” Incidently j this orchestra is setting new attendance records on a tour through the S uth playing key southern cities j after having already ben acclaimed “tops” on the west coast. Miss Helen Keller Visits At Piney Woods Monday, May 28 World Famed Blind-Deaf Woman Brings Encouraging Message To Blind Students At School Many people of Brandon and Rankin county availed themselves of the opportunity to hear Miss Helen Keller, wor\d famed blind deaf woman, talk at. Piney Woods school last Monday morning. The blind colored students at that school, about 50 of them, open ed the program with the singing of a number of negro spirituals. On the platform were President Lau rence Jores, Mesdames McBryde and Thompson of the state rehabi litation staff, Miss Keller and her companion, Miss Thompson. ' Prof. Jones expressed his joy in “the world's greatest woman hav ing come to Piney Woods school,” and presented Mrs. McBi’yde, who introduced Miss Keller and Miss Thompson. Miss Thompson suxximarized her 30-year association with Miss Kel ler and discribed the earliest work by Miss Keller’s first teacher, Miss Sullivan. She explained the method by which the blind-deaf child learned words, using “doll” and “water” as illustrations, and how she gradually learned to talk and to understand sentences. The fa mous woman was 19 months old! when meningitis robbed her of | sight and hearing. She has since j graduated from college where she 1 mastered several foreign langu ages as well as English. Miss Keller dii’ected her message of cheer and inspii'ation pointedly to the blipd pupils. Rev. L. G. Sansing was called to the platform to lead in prayer at the end of the program. Those pres ent realized that they had seen and heard one of the world's greatest characters. Madison County News Friady, May 25, a surprise birth day party was given for Mrs. Sarah Bennett who was 71 years of age. | She was greatly surprised when the guests of 22 arrived at her home i with a delicious dinner all ready to be served. Those present were: To brother, Eddie and Tommie Bul lie, and family, son, eleven Pip i pins and family, Catherine Phillips, I E. Phillips, Mary H. Phillip, Mar garett Barnes, relatives and friends, Mary Jackson, Willie E. Fryson, Willie Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and Sonny Bennett report this was a lovely day. They will return next May 25. Friday night, May 22, China Grove Benovelent Society held a song and prayer by Chaplain, A. Laws. Meeting was called to order by president, A. Rhodes. Report was made from the chairman of Overseas Negro Staff of Red Cross Expands Washington, D. C.—The Ameri can Red Cross announces the safe arrival overseas of the following staff personnel, bringing the num ber of Red Cross Negro overseas workers to 235: Paul C. Christopher, 316 U, street, N. W., Washington, D. C. Altberta C. Dawson, 1549 W. 36th street, Los Angeles, Cal. Lillian C. Irby, 631 Junilla street, Pittsburg, Pa. J. R. Lillard, 2622 Olive street, Kansas City, Mo. Estelle L. Lingham, 83 Wads worth street, Providence, R. I. Dorothy D. Mason, 4639 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111. Roselyn A. Miller, 25 N. 40th street, Philadelphia, Pa. Erastine E. Puryear, 718 W. 25th street, Winston-Salem, N. C. Billie Reed, 403 Chalfont street, Pittsburg, Pa. Charles A. Watkins, 281 S. 22nd street, Columbus, O. Samuel F. Winfield, 246 Eliot St., Detroit, Mich. Dean S. Yarbrough, 316 E. Church St., Xenia, O. Leolyn S. Yearwood, 982 Pros pect Ave., New York, N. Y. ' I the sick committee who reported 6 sick members. $50.56 was collected. The anniversary will be the sec ond Sunday in June. The following officers present: Mr. A. Rhodes, T. Bullie, S. T. Bennett, Arta M. Bullie, A. Laws, W. M. Dishmon, V. L. Dishmon, E. D. Bullie. Those on the sick list were: Birda Jones, Arleaf Rouser, Birda Phillip, Helena Jackson. Miss Valcretta Rhodes of Madi son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rhodes is in the Jackson Infir mary in Jackson. Mesdames Mattie Jones, Mary Bennett, daughter, Katie Mackey, Essa Parker, Dorthteen Parker were visitors in Madison, Tuesday. While here they visited Engleside, their old home. They also visited the Taylor cemetery, where they transplanted and decorated with flowers family graves. They were Joined by Mrs. Pauline Rhodes, sister of Mrs. Bennett. These ladies weref rom Jackson, and Were the house guest of Mrs. Johnny Park er and Mrs. A. M. Bullie. Mrs. Helen T. Thompson was a business visitor in the city on Sat urday. TrNY BROWN— vocalist with the Leo Hines Or chestra that wil lplay the opening of summer dance at Yazoo City, June 6. -g —- ■ ■ - Catholic Seniors Congratulated By Class of 1944 The seniors of 1944 Holy Ghost high school congretulates the sen iors of 1945 and wish them much success in the future. The seniors of 1944 Holy Ghost high school have chosen various careeres such as: Georgia Lee Brinkley, Chicago, Martha Louise Cotten, cadet nurse, Baptist hospital; Bessie Mae Greene cadet nurse, Eunice Howard, Touga loo college, Edna E. Jones, Touga loo college, Octavia Rdoges, Mary Lue Sampson, Mary Silas, beau ticians; Bonnie Field Thomas; Jack son college, Gloria Topp, Dilliard university, Sarah Lamar Willis, Jean Wiight, Tougaloo college. We shall endeavor to use our knowledge received at the school thru Rev. Father Baltes as well as our teachers, as a foundation for life. March on class of 1945, we pray that vou find success. Crystal Springs The Rev. Jones of the C.M.E. church of Camp street will preach Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Turner’s Chapel A.M.E. church, better known as in the Bottom. Ev erybody is cordially invited to come to his gospel meeting. Gossip We x'eally don't know what B. Robert wil do when he comes home because A. Q. L. is really shaking the peaches off of his tree and you M. H. Robertson while you are go ing around making fun of R.N.L. and putting out your thi'eat about what you are going to do to her if she even ask you about him. You ought tO/be messing with my busi ness. Yes, R. N. ought to be kin to me. The United States Military Philo sophical Society, founded in 1794, was the first American scientific society of national scope. 74th Commencement Exercises Held At Alcorn A. & M. College On Tuesday, May 29th Address Made By Mr. Geo. W. Cox, Nationally Known Insurance Man -1 - LEO HINES— The 74th commencement exer cises were held at Alcorn A. & M. College, Alcorn, Tuesday, May 29, with the commencement address being delivered by Mr. George W. Cox, nationally known insurance executive who is vice president and director of Agents, Noi t Car olina Mutual Life Insurance Co., Durham, N. C. On Thursday, May 24, the labo ratory and elementary school pres ented an operetta. On Friday, May 25, the high school presented its play. On Saturday, May 26, class day exercises were held. The Baccalaureate service was held Sunday, May 27, with the ser mon being delivered by Dr. W. H. Jeragin, president of the National B.Y.P.U. Sunday afternoon a religious play was presented. Monday, May 28 was Alumni and International Day, with President and Mrs. P. S. Bowles being “at home” to the alumni and graduat ing class. The alumni address was deliv ered by Mrs. W. M. Davis, princi pal of the Okolona Industrial school, Okolona. President Bowles has been serv ing as acting president since the resignation of President Wm. H. Bell, several months ago. In March, 1945, W. H. Pipes, 33 years old dean at Southern Univer sity, Scotland, La., was elected president of the college, under a four year contract, calling for an annual salary of $4,200. President Pipes is a graduate of Tuskegee college. IN MEMORIAN In memorian of Mr. Robert Wea thersby, who departed this life, March 8, 1945. He was 73 years of age and was married to Miss Bes sie L. Garria in 1921. They lived together for 23 years, 5 months and 8 days. Mr. Weathersby was a citizen of Hazlehurst and Copiah county for a number of years and was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist church where he had serv ed as secretary and later as dea con until his death. He was president of the Social Relief Society of New Salem M. B. church for two terms and was sec retary for two years. Later he was elected secretary of Damascus Bur ial Association where he served 2 years. He was initiated into the Golden Square Lodge No. 88 forty five years ago. There he served ev ery office in the Masonic Lodge. He served as Past Master three dif ferent times. Robert was a well thinking man and a far sightcr and he believed in being on the square with his fellowman at all times. He was Royal patron of Myrtle Reath Chap ter, No. 276 for four years and was faithful to his office. He leaves to mourn his passing, a wife, Mrs. Bessie L. Weathersby, of Hattiesburg, one step daughter, Mrs. Nina Gatlin, Hattiesburg, one step granddaughter, Clara Williams of Hattiesburg, one sister, Rosie of New Hebron. Interment was in the Damascus cemetery, Rev. George Thomas of Jackson, officiating. The ball bear ers were some of the craft brother. He is gone but not forgotten. If pies persist in boiling over, bake them at 450 degrees 25 min utes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees for the remainder of the baking time. To prevent scalding milk from sticking rinse the pan in cold wa ter before placing milk in it. whose orchestra will play for the opening of summer dance at the Colored Fairgrounds, Yazoo City, June 6. Special Soldiers Service At New Hope B. Church .— l The Prayer Band of New Hope Missionary Baptist church, Whit field Mills Road, corner Woodrow Wilson, invites you to be present at their first anniversary, June 6, att 8:30 a.m. A short program will be ren dered in honor of our soldiers. The public is invited. Christian moth ers, wives, Relatives and friends of soldiers of all churches come and join us on June 6. Special prayer services daily at 9:30 for the sol diers. WEST JACKSON NEWS Miss Levola Johnson left the city recently for New Jersey. Miss Johnson is a popular student at Tougaloo college. Friends wish for her an enjoyable trip. St. Peter M. B. church No. 2 celebrated the pastor's anniversary on Sunday, May 27. The pastor is Rev. G. L. Burkett. The morning service was conducted by St. James Baptist church, Rev. T. P. Simmons, pastor. The evening service by White’s Chapel church and pastor. Collection raised was $170.50. Mrs. Rosia Cooper, secretary; Mrs. Stella Lucas, reportei*. The Jolly Jacksonettes will meet on Monday night, June 4, at the home of Mrs. Annie Braggs, 1601 Florence street, at 7:30 p.m. All members are asked to be present. Miss Naomi Terrell, president, Miss Cleo Chadwick, secretary. Misses Evelyn Palmer, Helen Mc Mullins, and Johnnie Mae Moore are spending an extended vacation in New Jersey. On Sunday, May 27, the Hope Springs M. B. church installed a new deacon, Mr. James H. Davis, Sr. The service was in the hands of visiting churches: Strangers Home, Shady Grove, Cades’ Chapel, Chris tian Union and New Hope. The moderators for the occasion were, Rev. Hayden and Rev. Robert Crawford. Rev. James McClenty, pastor. Money raised was $100.01. Mrs. Carrie M. Downing was a recent visitor in the home of her sister, Mrs. Catherine Williams, Morehouse street. Straw hats can be cleaned by rubbing with damp corn meal, then brushing off. Canada’s steel production has been doubled since the outbreak of World War II.