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BESULTS _ I1IN 1 rii\rl\ Liri »■<»*» VOLUME 8—NUMBER 42 .« - - «»*»<—«»». 18, 1947 PRICE SEVEN CENTS BENEFIT DANCE AT SKATING RINK, JANUARY 30 FOR PARALYSIS FUND DEAN COLMER MAKES REPORT TO TRUSTEE BOARD ON CONDITIONS AT ALCORN i Recommends Thorough Study Of Problems; Suggest Continued Aid On Sunday. December 15, Pro fessor H. B. Vanderford of the Soils Department, Professor Monty Payne Head of the Forestry Department; Mr. Mallory, Comptroller and I drove to Port Gibson, Mississippi, in order to have an early start Mon day in going over the farms, barns, stock and other physical equipment at Alcorn A. & M. with the hope of making a fairly reliable calculation of their resources, with the hope that we might make some helpful suggestions looking toward a long range and permanent improvement of their entire agricultural pro gram. both as to instruction and farm operations. Mr. D. M. Dow dell joined us on Monday morning and we arrived at the College about 8:30 a. m. Upon our arrival at the College President Pipes asembled his agri cultural staff for a brief period at which time we explained the pur pose of our visit and the line of pro cedure we hoped to follow. I re quested that Professor Burke. Dir ector of Agriculture, be made avail able to accompany us on our tour of the farm property and President Pipes also joined us on this tour and stayed with us during our en tire stay at the College. We spent the entire day Monday going over the open farm land, pas tures, and most of the woodland. Professor Vanderford who is a spec ialist in soils carried the soil auger and soil testing equipment, and we made a thorough survey of the farm lands as to soil types and topo graphy. Professor Payne and an utiitr group went their Way \m a’ study of forestry and forestry lands. Of course, Mr. Mallory spent all his time with the business manager. On the second day we spent the time in looking over barns, farm implements, and the livestock. Mr. Dowdell stayed with us except for the time we spent on curriculum study. Local Druggist Carries Large Stocks; Specializes in Mail Orders It will doubtless prove interest ,ng and re-assuring to the families iving out of the city to realize that their drug needs can be accurately artd immediately filled from the large stock of the Harding Drug Company of Jackson—at any time —both day and night. This old established drug firm does both a wholesale and retail business, and consequently carry large stocks ready for any emer gency. From the laboratory of this pro gressive firm have come many noted remedies—one of the most popular being Harding's 4-Lax Tonic, r pre paration of proven merit that has filled a tremendous demand for those who need a general system purifier. It costs only $1.00 and is sent anywhere prepaid at this price. Summer's end find many of us with a complete let-down feeling, and in need of safe, reliable tonic V mill hm answer to these symptoms are found in Harding’s 4-Lax Tonic. This noted remedy is especially helpful to those with disorders of the stomach, liver and kidneys. It will assist those suffering with in digestion, constipation, nervousness, loss of appetite, headaches and diz biness. It cleanses the system mild ly, gently and effectively. Harding’s 4-Lax Tonic costs only $100 per bottle and is on sale at Harding Drug Company, 509 East Pearl street, Jackson. If you live out of the city demand this tonic from your favorite druggist, but if not carried in their stock it will be sent direct prepaid at this price. Harding Drug Co., 509 E. Pearl S\. or call 3-2444 * Jackson. Miss. General Observations and Recom mendations In so far as row crop farming at Alcorn A. & M. College is concern ed, I recommend that such land use practice be virtually abandoned and the adoption of a broadcasting system of farming be adopted. This may seem a bit drastic, but all who are concerned may as well face the fact as it exists. This is not intend ed to mean defeat in the conduct of a good sound agricultural pro gram. On the other hand, it simp ly means shifting to what would seem to be a sound land-use pro gram. I believe Mr. Dowdell shar es with us one hundred per cent the same view point. In fact, through his guidance they have already begun in a small way that j very thing. This would mean that ! grains would be supplide primar ily in the form of oats with a lim ited amount of other small grains Pastures and hay crops would be supplied by clover which except ionally well in this soil. In fact, the soil is of the wind blown type common to this whole area of the country and which is generally ac cepted as among the best soils of our state in upland regions. This would further mean that a live stock program, both dairy and beef cattle, as well as hogs might be loked to as a major cash crop. The dairy cattle and beef stock j now at the College are not in good I condition, due to the lack of suf ficient feed and more especially the lack of good pasture. The stock both dairy and beef, cannot be ex pected* to develop more rapidly | than such cropping system can be i put into practice. I recommend | the establishment of a good pro I duction herd of dairy cattle, with the emphasis placed on a producing grade herd rather than on building a particularly strong registered herd. Again, I am thoroughly a ware of likely criticism at that point. However, I have twenty five years of fairly successful ex perience behind my theory of build ing a mail-producing herd, and am willing to stand on it. I have al ways used some of the best stock possible for foundation and did the rest with fine registered bulls. These people at Alcorn need milk more than they need registration papers right now. They are doing a very good job wmi poultry, xneir nog proauc tion is very god as far as it goes in terms of meat production. They can and should get some good bre eding stock. The truck farms and garden grounds are excellent for production. The canning plant makes an ideal set-up for unlimited success in that phase. As we all know, canning in the past few years has been of utmost import ance and will likely continue for some years to come. The econom ic value of home canning varies with the output and cost of com mercially canned vegetables. They j have a splendid potato curing house and I strongly recommend that a material increase in potato acreage be made and that the Num ber One Grade of potato be stored in the curing house and that the large volume of culls be made av ailable for use with the dairy herd to supplement them over the rainy days when they cannot run on win ter oat pastures. The farm equipment is fairly | good, but a heavy tractor should be made available to handle the new broadcast cropping program we recommended. The amount of row crop farming devoted to corn should be limited at best to barely enough to feed the work stock. With this system we recommend J there is no demand for a large j supply of work stock. The only I cotton I would recommend would be in plots for demonstration only. Curriculum Our last half day at the College was spent with President Pipes; Dean Muldrow, and the entire ag ricultural staff, including Profes sor Fobbs, the Teacher Trainer, in 13-YEAR-OLD PREACHER The above picture is that of Tur ner A. Jones who received his ev engelist license in the first quart erly conference of the Jackson Dis trict, December 27. Young Turn er is 13 years of age and a member of Institutional A. M. E. Church, Rev. A. B. Brown, P. C., Dr. J. W. Hair, P E See and hear this young evengel ist when he appears at your church. He is the son of Mrs. Rebecca and the late Mr. Alex Jones of Mad ison County. 4 a study of the teaching program or curriculum as based upon our observation of the entire agricul rural program, emore going 10 tne College I had worked out a four year curriculum based upon such information as I could get from their catalogue. We used this only as a guide or outline in making the changes that seemed advisable in the light of our findings and on the basis of discussions with the staff. I feel that • we accomplished much at this meeting, and I let the material in their hands with a request that when they had set up a four year program on the basis of our joint study that they send me a copy and that we would then contrive to make a revision until ! a program of instruction had been arrived at that would seem to serve the greatest needs of their students. First of all, let me say that we were most favorably impressed with the manner in which President Pipes entered into the study with us. He gave every indication of his deep concern for the success of our joint efforts, and showed a most cooperative spirit throughout our visit. I have a very high re gard for Professor Pipes and also Professor Burke as director of the agricultural program and will say that I think that it is in safe hands. The agricultural staff is made up of very young men, but apparent ly well trained men. and the fact that they are young may be an asset. They have a real challenge and a big job to do. The Board of Trustees are to be congratulated upon having the ser vices of Mr. D. M. Dowdell as re sident advisor. I know of no better way of expressing my feelings in this matter than to say that Mr. Dowdell is the answer to a prayer in this nartirnilnr situation rPli/» people at the College have a world of confidence in him and his meth od of approach is simply ideal for the situation at hand. Finally, I should like to say that, in my opinion, they are on the whole doing a very good job at Alcorn in terms of what they have to do with and the circumstances under which they labor. I am not to discouraged with what I saw. The most discouraging thing in terms of the agricultural program is the lay of the land, and that is the fault ofi the College’s location and certainly not its personnel. I do think that the only way one can be helpful to them work ,out the answers over a period of years. In my opinion, it will require around four years to shift over into the land use program that we have re commended and put ii\ on an en tirely wound economical basis. T Head Givesr Financial Statement The financial statement of the Farish Street Branch Young Men’s Christian Association, 806 North Farish Street, Jackson 45, Mississ ippi, is as follows: Snack Bar-Pool-Membership Re ceipts For the Period Covering December 3, 1946 Through January 2, 1947. Total Receipts Brought Forward December 3, 1946 _$18.52 Memberships _ 2.75 Pool Table_ 13.00 Snack Bar_ 13.00 Rental _ 5.00 Snack Bar Inventory_ 5.00 Total Receipts _ 58.45 Total Disbursements Snack Bar _$16.05 “Y” Emblems (200) _ 8.00 Christmas Greetings (200) „ 8.25 Christmas Tree _ 2.00 Christmas Decoration __ 3.00 Premier Printing Co. _ 2.50 Stamps__ 2.84 Ping Pong Balls, Cards_ 1.80 Janitorial Supplies _ 3.00 Lime _ 1.00 Total -*_$48.44 Total Receipts _ 58.45 Total Disbursements _ 48.44 Balance on Hand (5.00 in stock, 5.01 in cash) _ 10.01 Respectfully submitted Earle W. Barker Acting Executive Sec. Alcornite Returns I k.. Captain Walter M. Downs, a grad uate of the class of 1941 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Arts, visited his Alma Mater recently. Rucker Appointed To $8,000 Post With Government WASHINGTON- - Sec retary of Labor Lewis B. Schwel lenbach last Thursday appointed Alvin M. Rucker of Chicago to an $8,000 post as a territorial represen tative of the United States Labor Department in Puerto Rice. Mr. Rucker, the first colored man to occupy such a post, thus be comes one of the highest-paid col ored persons m Government, shar ing this honor with Dr. Frank Horne of the National Housing Agency, and Mrs. Thomasina W. Johnson of the United States Em ployment Services. A major oil company has outfit led a large plane as a flying stpre. The plane’s interior has been spec ially fitted to contain a display of a full line of tires, batteries, auto ! mobile and airplane accessories:, ; and related equipment. More than | 800 airports in this country and i Canada are on the itinerary of the sky merchant _ _' . , - Congress La'vymi Wins Merit Aware f Miss Pauli Murray, a member of the legal staff of the Commission on Law and Social Action of the Am erican Jewish Congress, won the 1946 Mademoiselle Merit Award foi signal achievement in law. A grad uate of Howard Unviersity law school and recipient of a Rosen wald Fellowship, Miss Murray was temporary Deputy Attorney Gen eral for the State of California be fore joining the staff of the Ameri can Jewish Congress to aid in its campaign against racial discrimina tion. Marino Branch YWCA Committee Holds Meeting The Committee of Management of thfe Bettie C. Marino Branch YWCA met Friday, January 10, 1947 with Mrs. M. L. Morrison. vice chairman, presiding. In this meet ing emphasis was placed on an in formed membership and the part they play in the Y. W. C. A. Pro gram. Miss MacGillivray. Executive Director of Central YWCA, announ ced that a Y.W.C.A. Regional Con ference will be held at Central YWCA April 8-11, 1947. Mrs. M. M. Hubert, Mrs. A. M. Redmond and Mrs. L A Smith were selected by the rBanch Committee to serve on the Arrangement Committee along with three persons from the Board of Directors It was announced by Miss Walk er, Executive Director of the Branch, that Miss Clara Hardin, a member of the National Staff, will be in Jackson January 27-30. 1947, to work with the Industrial and Business constituency of the YWCA. She also announced that the first National YMCA-YWCA Conference of High School Youtji will be held in Grinnell, Iowa, June 20-26, 1947. The Marino Branch is planning on sending a delegate. Attention was focused on the ser vice rendered by the Business Girls and Y-Teens during the Christmas season. The Business Girls’ Club of the Branch joined the Business Girls’ Club of Central YWCA in collecting clothes for 15 children who were out of school for the lack of clothing due to three crop fail ures in Edwards, Mississippi: They adopted three boys at Oakley Train ing School to act as Santa for, and helped to fill three stockings for veterans at Foster General Hospit al. The Y-Team Clubs furnished the fruit for the boys at Oakley and assisted in filling the stockings for the veterans. During the month of December, 1946, there were 49 meetings held with 1337 in attendance at the Mar ino Branch YWCA. Join your local Y. W. C. A. today. In Memoriam Albert Lacey Albert Lacey was called to his Heavenly home Saturday night, October 26, 1946 at 9:30 o’clock. He was a member of the Farish Street Baptist Church. Besides liis wid ow, Mrs. Isabel 6. Lacey, he leaves three sons, Albert lacey of Chicago III., Percy Lacey of Memphis, Tenn. Lee Andrew Lacey of Jackson, Miss Subscribe—don’t borrow! | Survivors Of Vets May Claim Terminal Pay Widows, children or parents of former soldiers who died after hon orable discharge from the Army and who had not claimed their terminal leave pay prior to death are en titled to collect these payments, the War Department has announced. An estimated 40 million dollars is due eligible suvivors of Army per sonnel in this category. Due to the small number of claims of this type received by the Army so far, Major General Wil liam H. Kasten, Chief of Finance, U. S. Army, urged survivors of deceased former soldiers of World War II who had unused furlough time payable under the Armed For ces Leave Act of 1946 at the time of their separation from the Army, to write immediately to the Finance Officer, U. S. Army, Army Finan ce Center, Building 204, St. Louis, Missouri, for an application. Up to this time the Finance Of ficer, U. S. Army, at St. Louis, has received 4800 claims from survivors for terminal leave pay due former soldiers who have died since leav ing the Army. General Kasten pointed out that the St. Louis office is the only Army finance office han dling survivors’ claims for unused leave and all inquiries must be addressed to that office only. Survivors who may be eligible are defined as a wife who was law fully wedded to the deceased form er serviceman on the date of his death, or child or children in equal shares. In the event that there is no wife or children, settlement will be made to the parents of the de ceased former sold;er. The term, “parent” includes father and moth er, grandfather and grandmother, stepfather and stepmother, father and mother through adoption, and persons who, for a period of not less than one year prior to the death of the former soldier, stood in place of parents to such former enlisted man. This applies equally to de ceased women of the Womens Army Corps. Houston Jenkins Admits Shooting Gives Himself Up Houston Jenkins, 41-year-old Negro wanted here in connection with the slaying of Wilson Gill, an other Jackson Negro, calmly walk ed into police headquarters Wed nesday afternoon and gave him self up. Jenkins admitted firing several times at Gill but said he first had been assaulted by the negro. He is expected to plead self-defense. Gill was wounded four times Sat urday evening as he wallreH nnrth on Mill Street with his wife and a friend. He died a few hours later in Baptist Hospital. Jenkins said he had “hid out” in the city since the shooting. 43 Negro Officers Are Members Of Regular Army WASHINGTON, D. C.—Out of a total of 1,59 Neg6ro officers in the Army on November 1, 1946, 43 were members of the Regular Army, it has been announced by the War Department. Thirty-one of this number were appointed in the Regular Army on July 3, 1946. They were mong 9,800 chosen from more than 100,000 applicants. Seven of the remaining 12 Regular Army officers are graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. The re maining five were members of the Regular Army prior to the begin ning of World War R. Don’t Borrow—Buy the Missis sippi Enterprise each week! Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical Auxiliary To Head Colored Division Of 1947 'March of Dimes' Campaign Proceeds Of 'President's Ball' At Colored Skating Rink, January 30, Gp To Paralysis Fund Oldest Negro Bank Elect Officers Nashville, Tenn.—(Special—With a religious and spiritual background and setting the Citizens Savings aBnk & Trust Company of this city held its annual stockholders meeting on the second floor in the bank building, Fourth and Char lotts Avenues, Monday evening, Jan. 6th. There were 13,820 stock holders of record represented in person or by proxy out of the total of 16,000. The meeting was presid ed over by Henry A. Boyd, its president. A number of out of town stockholders were in atten dance, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf. Reports were made to the stockholders by the Executive Committee and the Board of direct ors. There was also a condensed report submitted by the cashier for the year,( and one for the close of hnsinf»c« ac nonom Ql irMC All of these reports were adopted. The president made a brief talk on the accomplishments of the in stiturion during the past year, show ing that the preffered stock that had been held by the government for about twelve years, had been retired; the capital structure of the bank had been increased from $60. 000.00 to $110,000.00, that a profit of $10,00.0 had been made for the year. Short talks were made by Rev. L. S. Thomas of Longview, Texas. Rev. J. V. Richardson of Chicago. 111., Mrs. T. W. Houston of Moss Point, Miss, Rev Dr. Riley, presid ent of the American Baptist Sem inary, Rev. E. W. D. Isaac, Rev. J. T. Patton, Mr. W C Sheffield, Miss S. B. Wilson, Mr. Flem Otey, and a number of others. The directors recommended a payment of 6% on the common cap ital stock par value, for stock of re cord as of June 1, 1946. The fin ancial statement for the close of business last year showed that the bank’s resources wer past the %1,- I 50.000. 00 mark. The stockholders then elected the following directors: Messrs E. L. Price. Jr., T. B. Boyd, Jr., Flem Otey, W. D. Laws, A. G. Price, W C Sheffield D. W. Crutcher, C. D. Gordon, Rev. J. T. Patton, Dr. H. H. Walker, Rev. E. W. D. Isaac, Mrs. Preston Taylor, Dr C. I W. Flint, Dr. I. L. Moore. Dr. John ; W. Bright, Miss S. B. Wilson and Henry A Boyd. Following the ad journment of the stockholders these 1 directors met and organized, elec ted the following officers to serve the year 1947; Henry A. Boyd, President, W. C. Sheffield, First \7 i no C U P ond Vice President, W. D. Laws, I Third Vice President, A. G. Price, Cashier, Miss H. L. Jordan, Asst. Cashier, W. C. Sheffield, Chairman, Executive Committee. The offic ers announced that they would re lease a far-expanded program for increased service to its patrons, not only in Nashville but those located in the twenty-two different states of the Union. Striving to rid wheat fields of grasshopper pests, Michigan en tomologists are working on the theory that the insects like cer tain temperatures. A tiny ther mocouple has been developed by an electrical manufacturer to take the temperature of grasshoppers to determine their habits, and to enable farmers to spread poison effectively. Keep cows comfortable during the winter months by providing warm, well-bedded stalls, the Ex tension Service recommends. r Throughout the nation, men and women of vision are again joining in the fight against Infantile Paraly sis and this year the great respon sibility of seeing that Jackson’s col ored population doubles or maybe triples its accepted quota, has been accepted by members of the Wo men’s Auxiliary of the local Me dical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association. With Mrs. A. M. Hall, President of the Auxiliary, being appointed as Director of the fund raising cam paign for this most worthy cause, the other members of the organiz ation have accepted the task of con tacting the public as follows: Mrs. L. A. Smith, Slubs, Soror ities and Fraternaties; Mrs. C. L. Barnes, Individual Gifts and Chur ches; Mrs. G. A. Price, Chairman of the Dance Committee; Mrs. A. M. Hall, Business and Professional Groups. Mrs. Hall will be assisted by her sorority, the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta in contacting the business and professional groups. Mrs. Price, as chairman of the Dance Committee, or the "Pre sident's Ball” has asekd the assist ance of W. J. Miller and Mrs. S. M. Harvey who have given free the use of the Colored Skating Rink on Thursday night, January 30, for this gala affair, the proceeds from which will go to the Paralysis Fund. Assisting Mrs. Harvey with the dance will be Mrs. Rose Howard Ro binson and Miss Dicy Dean, teachers at Lanier High School, as well as members of Alpha Pi Chapter, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. A most cor dial invitation is now extended to all music and dance lovers to attend this dance and make it one of the largest benefit affairs ever given in Jackson. Music will be furn ished by those sweet and hot music makers, DUKE OATIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA, who are also don ating their services free. During 1946, 334 cases of polio were reported in Mississippi and Polio has cost the state a quarter of a million dollars during the past summer. There are several Negro patients now deriving the benefits of the fine services available at the Miss issippi Emergency Hospital here. Mississippi, does not only provide hospitalization for these Negro children, but employs Negro pro fessional personnel. Every Negro in Jackson is urged to give liberally to whoever con vm i fnr fKic And everyone is invited to at tend the “Px-esident’s Ball” at the New Colored Skating Rink. Thurs day. January 30. where your ad mission fee of 50 cents will go to ward helping Negroes double or triple their 1947 quota in the “March of Dimes” Campaign. Tentative Cage Schedule For Lincoln (Mo) Told JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Jan. 11. 1947—With the first four basket ball games of the Lincoln Tigers ’46-’47 season played and won two from the Kansas City ‘Y\ one from the St. Louis ‘Y’ and one from Louisville Municipal college, the schedule for the current season has been released by Coach illB Exum. Games during the first quarter of ’47 include: Here—Arkansas State, Jan. 11. tentative; Tennessee State, Jan. 17; Philander Smith. Jan. 31; Kentucky State, Feb. 1; Langston, Feb. 3-4; Wilberforce, March 1; MNlAA High School tournament, March 7-8. Away—University of Mexico at St. Louis, aJn. 18; Fisk university at Nashville. Feb. 11; Tennessee 1 State at Nashville, Feb. 12.