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^•^MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISER VOLUME 12 — NUMBER 24 JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1950 PRICE SEVEN CENTS * 1,11 1 "■ ' ' - ■ - - - _______ SPORTS TIDBITS THE AMERICAN baseball fans have spoken and cast their ballots and in naming their favorite ball players to play in the 1950 All-Star game to be held at spacious Com iskey Park in Chicago, Tuesday, July 11, three Negro stars were on the list: ROBINSON, CAMPANEL LA and DOBY . . . There is a pos sibility that DON NEWCOMBE will also be called by his manager. Shot ton to pitch in this game. THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT . . . the seven Negroes now performing in major leagues are more than hold ing their own in every respect . . . WE SEE that John Davis, Olym pic champion and holder of almost every heavyweight weight-lifting record on the books will compete in the "Mr. America” contest to be held in Lcs Angeles this week. WHEN HANK Thompson stole home against the St. Louis Cardin als last week, it was the first time a Giant had performed this feat in two vears. The Pensacola Giants will play the Jackson Cubs Sunday July 9th at the Brown’s Stadium, one mile jjorth of Tougaloo College. Time— 3:30 p. m. This will be the Giants’ first ap pearance with the Cubs in Jack son. Featuring: The Shadow Ball, and Old Man Weathers catching in his rocking chair should give the fans plenty of entertainment with this added attraction. Batteries of the Giants will be Howard and Weath ers. The Cubs defeated the New Or leans Black Pelicians last Sunday before a lasge crowd of Jackson fans 18-6. The southpaw, Hubest Smith, the 17 years of age, new Cubs’ pitcher went 5 innings, was released by Marshall Bridges, south paw, going 2 innings and Horace Bully, another southpaw pitching, the remaining innings. Hubert Smith was the winning pitcher. The Cubs defeated the Hazlehurst Red Sox Tuesday July 4th, 5-1 with the righthand curb ball artist, James (T. B.) Larry going the nine in ning, giving up 1 hit, giving him credit for winning 6 games this season. Buses leaving Amite Street Bus Station for Brown’s Baseball Park at 2 p. m. Round trip, 40c. The pub lic is invited. Greenville Man Arrested After Shooting Two GREENVILL.fi —(Special)—Chiej of Police J. N. Tackett of Hollan dale said late Thursday Samuel Shorter, about 25, Negro farm lab' orer of James Crossing is being helc in county jail for shooting and cri tically wounding, Eddie Wilson, anc painfully wounding M. T. Gray, botl Negroes, on Tuesday, July 4. Shorter was arrested an hour af ter the shooting on the Cedar Lane Farm, south of Greenville, but Chie Tackett said, after being held a Hollandale as brought to county jai in Greenville. Wilson was shot in the stomacl and Gra in the hand. After th shooting Chief Tackett traile Shorter, who works on the Anso Sheldon Plantation, to ner Green ville. Gray was treated at King Daughters Hospital in Greenville. Chief Tackett said he was chech ing on a report received Thursda that Wilson had died of a woun< The chief said the report was m immediately confirmed. What New Draft * $ Law Means DRAFTLAW COMPETsAulrOUTHSTO" REGISTER ON 18TH BIRTHDAY; SAYS NONE CAN BE DRAFTED UNTIL AGE 19; LIST OF DEFERMENTS IS GIVEN With Congress okaying it and "^resident Truman signing it the new draft act will continue until July 9, 1951. It means: 1. Evtry youth must register with his Local draft board, or a place designated by it, within five days after reaching his 18th binthday. But he can’t be drafted until he’s 19. 2. Every youth between 19 and 26 —and all between those ages must be registered—can be drafted into the armed forces for 21 months’ service, unless deferred or ex empted fcr one reason or another. Actually, although this draft law has been on the books since 1948, no one has been drafted in the past 18 months. Why? feecause enough youths have voluntarily enlisted to take drafting others unnecessary. Enlistments are running about 34, 000 a' month. Some will be exerrmteri from the | draft because they are: 1. Ministers and stuaems studying for the ministry. 2. Physically, mentally, and mor ally unfit. 3. Aliens who have not declared themselves interested in becoming citizens. 4. State governors or others elected by the people of an entire state; members of congress and state legislatures; state and federal judges. 5. Sole surving sons of families which lost one or more members due to service in the armed forces. 6. Conscientious objectors who say, because of their religious be liefs, they can’t perform any king of military service, combat or non combat. They will have to prove this to the draft board’s satisfac tion. 7. Youths now in the armed forces. Since they’re already in mil itary service, they can’t very well be drafted for military service. 8. War veterans who served in the armed forces at least 90 days be tween Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 12, 1945. 9. Service veterans who served 12 months between Sept. 16, 1940 and June 24, 1948, when this draft law first went into effect. In addition, anyone reaching 26 is exempt frcm the draft since only those under 26 can be drafted under the law. There are other youths who can get deferment from induction into the armed forces for various rea sons. (Under the law an exempt per son can’t be drafted. But a deferred perspn is one who is kept out of the draft only for the period of such deferment.) Deferments— 1. Conscientious objectors whose conscience won’t let them fight al though they are willing to do non combat duty in the armed forces. 2. Youths who are in important j farm work or some occupation con- ; sidered necessary to the national health, safety or interest and can't' be replaced. 3. Youths living with a wife and child; or youths whose drafting would mean a real hardship for someone dependent upon them. 4. Members of a reserve outfit, like the national guard or the of ficers’ reserve. But—and this was | . the only important change made by 1 j the new law—the president can call them into active service anytime he thinks they’re needed. Also, to get deferment because you’re in the national guard, you must have ! been in it since before June 24, ! 1948. Which means: i You can’t duck the draft, if you j are needed, by running to join the national guard now. 6 College students in advanced courses in the reserve officers train ing corps. Each such case will be judged on its merits. A student just beginning ROTC training could net escape the draft simply by be ing in ROTC. What of a youth who wants to finish his schooling? The boards! will defer a youth in high school or j college until he has completed a I New Dale for Lowell Fulson and His Popular Blind Artist; Ray Charles, to Be Announced Later by W. J. Miller # I _‘ - - ■ - - - - - • ___ year of school in the year in which he otherwise would have been drafted. This is not really a defer ment bul only a postponement. Anyone disliking a board's de cision can appeal to the appeal board in his state. If turned down there, he can appeal to a three-man final appeal board appointed by the president. HEADLINES AMERICAN NAVY BIGGEST BUT REDS HAVE MORE SUBS WASHINGTON, D. C.—The Unit ed States Navy is still the world’s biggest, but Russia, has a larger submarine force. This information was released by Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, chief of U. S. Naval Oper ations in a recent speech at the Naval Academy. SEGREGATION KILLED IN SENATE DRAFT VOTE WASHINGTON — The Senate this week, voted a three-year ex tension of the peacetime draft law after battling down all moves to put in a race segregation clause for the armed services. The House had already voted on a two year’s ex tension. NEGROES SEEK ADMISSION TO LSU BATON ROUGE, La. — A news release reveals that nine Negroes have asked to be accepted as stu dents at Louisiana State university and that they would sue for admis sion, if necessary. President of the University has said, it is reported that the matter would be referred to the LSU Board of Supervisors at their next meeting. A speaker for the group, E. George Hogan, 34 of Shreveport is reported to have said, “We feel we’re all citizens of Lou isiana and we’re entitled to this, we aon’t want to embarrass the state with a lawsuit, we’d prefer to be allowed to continue our ed ucation, but we will go to court if necessary.” The nine men were ac companied by Editor of the Louisi ana Weekly. It is said all nine were | given application forms. MISSOURI JUDGE TELLS STATE COLLEGES TO ADMIT NEGRO STUDENTS ST. LOUIS, Mo.—In an oral de cision last week, Judge Sam C. Blair of St. Louis, Mo., told members of !the Board of Curators of the Uni Versity of Missouri that in refusing admission to three Negro students who had applied to enter the Uni versity, that they had violate^ the Constitution and that they would have to admit Negrpes to all state supported institutipns of higher learning, whenever Lincoln Univ ersity did not offer jegua^ courses Nephew of George Mosley Killed In Auto Accident Friends are sympathizing with Mr. George IVEosley, train-porter, of New Orleans, La., who lives at 143 E. Monument Street when in the city, in the recent death of his ne phew, Mr. William Mosley, who was killed in an auto accident near Flint, Michigan on Saginaw Road and whose body was brought to Natchez, Miss., for burial this week. The victim is brother of Father James Mosley, recently ordained Catholic Priest of Natchez. Father Mosley and Father George Bet2en hauser conducted the Solemn Re quiem Mass at the Holy Family Church. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mj\ and Mrs. Edward Mos ley of Alexandria, La., four brothers Father Mosley, formerly of Port land, Oregon, but now of Natchez Ralph Mosley, Cleveland, Ohio John Mosley, Greenville, Miss. Frank Mosley, Alexandria, La. two sisters, Mrs. Thresa Mosley Johnson of Chicago and Miss Ernes tine Mosley of Alexandria, La. and Mr. George Mosley and family oi New Orleans, La. CARD OF THANKS I wish to take this opportunity to ertend sincere thanks to my many friends and Neighbors for their lovely flowers, words of consola tion, convalescent cards and the many tokens of appreciation that was given during recent oper ation and illness. At this time I am r ' . up and able to be going about Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Jeffery Memorial Hospi tal. Mrs. Carrie Downing, 1728 Florence St. The addition of young Johnny Rogers to the Roy Milton crew of Solid Senders has greatly improved the gand, especially in the rhythm section. This young guitarist fits nicely into the pattern of “Mr. Blues” and his music and crowds everywhere arc acclaiming this 17 year-old schoolboy as the musical find of the year. Now on a dance and theater tour which will take them through most of the major cities in the country, Roy Milton brings his Solid Senders to the Jackson on August 7 for a limited engagement. Roy Milton, “Mr. Blues Himself,”' who brings his Solid Senders to Jackson on August 7, is the com poser of the now famous “R. M. Blues” which skyrocketted him to national prominence. Roy’s vocalizing with his musical crew is a far cry from the church choir where he first started, but the emotion and feeling he ex presses in his blues can be traced to this early environment. Recording now exclusively on thk Specialty lable, Roy has become a juke box favorite with his rendi tions of “Sympathetic Blues,” “There’s Something Missing,” “True Blues” and many others. The beautifully appointed College Park Club House was the scene Sat urday evening of one of Jackson’s most fashionable and gala affairs, a “Coronation Ball” given by Kapp Omega Chapter, Gradale Sorority, Branch YMCA. Just prior to the Coronation, Mr. Leroy Jackson gave a brief history of “Cradale” and thus presented Mrs. Dorothy Warren, efficient Sec retary of Collins Burial Association, who was crowned “Miss Gradale”, as a result of having sold the most votes, for the benefit of the Branch YMCA. Mrs. Warren’s gown of white eyelet organdy, was exquisitely fashioned with scalloped cape collar and moulded bodice. Her attendants were beautifully attired in white. Miss Geneva Hill wore white net. Miss Ernestine Hayes, organdy and Miss Jo Ann Allison, Marquisett. “Miss Gradale” was presented with an arm bouquet of yellow gladiolas tied with green ribbon. All Sorors and their guests were beautifully and becomingly attired for the oc casion. Their corsages were made of tl*e Sorority flower, the white cor onation. The building was artistically dcc . orated in the Sorority colors, red. white and black. The couvenir girls were quite stunning in the Soror ity colors. Refreshments were serv ed everyone. The Ball was over with the distribution of favors.—Garnett Photo. HOPPY WINS, JOE LOSES HEAD ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.—Hop along Cassidy was standing in for Premier Stalin Monday at the Steel Pier Wax Museum. Stalin was taken to a hospital for wax dummies. His head had come loose due to old age. All igowcr, even the most de spotic, rests ultimately on opinion. I —Unknown. There is one simple way to add to your face value—SMILE! KOSCIUSKO KILLER OF CHILDREN, WHITT, APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT, CLAIMS VERDICT WAS CONTRARY TO REASON AND BELIEVABLE EVIDENCE "Queen" of Kappa Omega Chapter, Gradate Sorority w winaoi wnm, convicted in me slaying of three Negro children last January in Attala county, has ap pealed to the Mississippi supreme court. Whitt was one of three white men sentenced to prison in the deaths of the children. He and Leon Turner, who was identi fied during his trial as the ring leader of the trio, received life terms. Malcolm Whitt, Windol's brother, got a ten-year sentence for manslaughter. The three victims were the chil dren of Thomas Harris, a Negro sharecropper who was paralyzed by a bullet wound received in the incident. He died shortly after testi fying at the trials. Whitt claims in his appeal that the verdict was contrary to the weight of reason and bc | lievable evidence. He holds that evidence was insufficient and that the court erred in letting 1 certain evidence be admitted; and in refusing certain instruc tions to the jury and the ad mission of certain defense evi dence. His appeal was filed by the court appointed defense attorney, Mayor Alton Massey of Kosciusko. Drops Charges | Against Louis I CHICAGO — A former Atlanta minister has dropped his love thief suit against ex-heavyweight cham pion Joe Louis. The Rev. Matthew C. Faulkner, 33, said he received a “satisfactory settlement.” Lawyers for both sides said the terms of the out-of-court agreement would not be revealed. The case was immediately dis missed in Chicago’s Circuit Court. Faulkner had charged in an aliena tion of affections suit that Louis stole the love of his wife, the for mer Mattie Carrolle Drake, a New York model. Rust College Alumni Head Mrs. G. W. Williams of Oakley Training School, Oakley, Missis sippi, President of the Mississippi Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs who was recently elected President of the Alumni Association of Rust College. Mrs. Williams, will also head the Mississippi delegation to the Na tional meeting of the Federated Wo men’s Clubs, convening in Atlantic City. N. J., the week .of August 19 26. The Mississippi delegation will leave here August 17.