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MISSISSIPPI: NTERPRISEJi: I "Growing With Mississippi“ . ■ — 1,1 - -- - — VOLUME 17-NUMBER 49 JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1956 PRICE: TEN CENTS »— —■■■ ' — ■' — 1 ■ .In-Mi.—.. House Passes $ 78 Million School Bill In 5 Minutes Terrell To Observe Race Relations Day Sun; Feb. 12 Jackson — Mary Church Ter rell Literary Club will hold its 17th Annual Race Relations Day Observance at Central Methodist Church, North Farish Street, Sun day, February 12, 1956 at 4 p. m. According to publicity sent out by Mrs. M. C. Cojlins, acting president, Mrs. Frances Reed Greene, secretary, and Mrs. E. E. Redmond, chairman of the Pro gram committee^ participants on the Sunday program will be some of the most outstanding persons of both races, persons who have proved themselves worthy of the public’s confidence and apprecia tion. Mrs. Doris T. Hall, vice presi dent as a very able mistress of ceremonies, the club has arrang ed a program, high in entertain ment, one that is sure to be in formative as well as inspiimg. Appearing on the Sunday's pro gram will be: Rev. G. W. Wil liams, former superintendent of Oakley Training School; Rev. W. J. Gibson, pastor, Faith Presby terian Church; Mrs. Clarie Col lins Harvey, general manager, Frazier and Collins Funeral Home who will be the Moderator for the panel discussion, "Improv ing Race Relations”. Panelist and their subjects are: Mrs. E. R. Wedell, of the Radio Bible In stitute, “What Religioh Can Do,” Mr. Earl W. Banks, president of the Peoples Funeral Home, “What Business Can Do,” Mrs. H. M. Thompson^ instructor, Jackson College, “What A Citizen Can Do”; Or. Ernest Borinski, Chairman, Division Christian College, “What Education Can Do.” Music will be furnished by the j Tougaloo Southern Christian Col-' lege, Mrs. Sara Booker Turner,! directress; Belhaven College; Col- < eridge-Taylor Choral Bnsemble, i M!rs. G- R. Gooden, directress, I Mr. J. E. HalJ, soloist; Lanier j High School. • Others taking an active part or this program will be Rev. S. L. Webb, pastor of Central Meth odist church, Terrell’s members and the members of the Margaret Walker Book Club, Miss Dorris Wilson, president. Invitations have been sent to individuals and organizations throughout the city to share in the benefits to be derived from this 17th annual Race Relation^ Day. IOTAS END BABY CONTEST WITH HODGE TWINS WINNING FIRST BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jackson — In their regular monthly session held Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Teachers Cottage on Campbell College Campus, sorors of Alpha Pi Chapter, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, brought to a close the annual Baby Contest, sponsored to raise funds for their] Scholarship Fund and Optical Project. Soror Elizabeth Thames, the newly elected President, presided over the brief but interesting bus iness session, after which the members made reports and the following winners were announ ced. First prize, twin babes, Angela Marie and Clayton Gregory Hod ge, Jr., children of Sgt. and Mrs. C. G. Hodge, sponsored by sorors Ellen Mclvers Wilson and Blon dell Williams. Second prize, baby Carmen Crossley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crossley, spon sored by Sorors Sarah M. Har vey and Willye Singleton; third prize, Miss Boots Thames, daugh ter of Sgt. and Mrs. Kermit Thames, sponsored by Sorors Mir iam D. Johnson and Elizabeth Thames- Soror Hilda Gilmore and Eunice McGee also contributed to the financial success of the Baby Contest. Following the awarding of prizes the mothers and babies present and the sorority members enjoyed a tasty luncheon prepared by Sor or Wilson. This past year. Alpha Pi Chap ter, awarded two Scholarships to students interested in business ad ministration at Campbell College. The group will also give a cash prize to the outstanding student in business at the school this spring. -o Problems would not be hard to solve if no one wanted to get more than they were entitled to. Duke Ellington At Masonic Aud. Monday, Feb. 13 Two forthcoming presentation; by the Jackson College Lyceum Association will not be held al the College Park Auditorium a; originally scheduled. The Duke Ellington Concert and Danct scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 and the de Paur Infantry Chorus the Association’s Friday, Febru ary 17 presentation, will be at th« Masonic Temple it was announ ced Saturday. Presentation o1 these two musical groups bring! to Jackson two organization: without a peer in their respectiv* categories. Advanced tickets to these per formances may be purchased a the College Bookstore, the Pub lie Relations Office at the Col lege and at the following business establishments: M.! L. S. Drug store, Farish Street Newsstand Knox and Wells Appliances, San ders Millinery, Harmon Drug store, Superior Barber Shop Boots’ Flower Shop, Paris Clean ers (Farish Street), Maple Stree Grill, and Newman’s Bakery. -o— ■— FRENCH CABINET GETS FIRST NEGRO Paris — Felix Houghouet - Boig ny, 50-year-old chief from the Ivory Coast, became France’s 1st Negro cabinet minister last week when he was named “minister attached to the prime minister’s office” in the new French gov ernment Boigny is a doctor *of bedicine, a rich landowner in his own right, and a well established national ist leader among the 2.5 millior inhabitatns of the Ivory Coast He is also a nAfrican aristocrat. Coming to Vicksburg City Auditorium Sunday, February 26 I_ VICKSBURG — Promoter W. J. Miller has announced that his next attraction at the Vicksburg City Auditorium will be a Triple Treat—Buddy Bland, Little Jun ior Parker and the sensational Bill Harvey Orchestra—Sunday, March 26. Advance $1.75. At Door $2.0 Tax IncL Advance Tickets or Sale at Tuff Hotel, the Blue Roon and the Rose Room. Plenty of Table Reservations HEADLINE NEWS ALABAMA JUDGE WILL JAIL FEDERAL OFFICERS TRYING j TO PROBE LOCAL COURTS — Union Springs, Ala. — A South Alabama judge this week is said to have promised to jail any fed eral officer who attempts to in vestigate the grand juries or courts in his judicial circuit. Cir ' cuit Judge George Wallace also asked the Bullock County Grand Jury to speak out strongly again st a recent Interstate Commerce Commission order prohibiting se gregated facilities on interstate carriers. ---ft-- ■ ...»■ M NEGROES OPPOSE ADLAI’S STAND ON CIVIL RIGHTS — ■ Fresno, California, — Two Cali fornia Negro leaders in the Dem . ocratic Party expressed dissatis , faction today with the stand tak en by Adlai Stevenson on civil rights and indicated they' may . throw their support to Sen. Estes Kefauver in the presidential nom . ir.ation race. They were, Rev. L. ; Siyvester Odom, pastor of the . Park Chapel African Methodist Church in Oakland, one of the . state’s larges Negro congregations . and Assemblyman Wiliam Byron , Rumford, one of the two Negro ■ members of the legislature. ; --o NEGRO FAVORING SEGRE GATION IS FORCED TO RE SIGN — Fort Gaines, Ga. — A ycung Negro principal of a Fort Gaines Negro school has resign ed his post because of what he called pressure from other Ne groes after he was in favor of segregation. Harrison E. Lee sub mitted his resignation to the Clay county board of education this week. He stated that during a recent speech, which was pub lished in a newspaper he urged Negroes to “forget integration and remember we as yet have not learned how to pool our resour ces and biuld even a recreation hall for our youngsters.” Lee’s wife, who taught at another school also quit her post. D. C- LAWYER NAMED AID TO KEFAUVER — Washington, —Frank Reeves, 39 year old Wash ington attorney, has been amed special assistatn to the general chairman of the Kefauver cam paign committee. Born in Can ada, Reeves served as assistant to Thurgood Marshall from 1940 42. He was also administrative assistant to the late Walter White. Reeves worked *>r the reelection j of Harry Truman in 1948 and served on the staffs of both Aver ill Harriman and Adlai Steven son in 1952. -o-’ Members of the American Legion who were wounded in combat are ) entitled to wear the American Legion distinguished silver center t button. - o—. Two thirds of promotion is mo tion- / "MISS MVC" '56 GIVEN TRIP TO MARDI GRAS Pretty Barbara Jolly, Miss Mis sissippi Vocational College, wil] visit New Orleans for the Mardi Gras. Miss Jolly is the grand daughter of Mrs. Minnie Jolly oi iColdwater, Mississippi. Her trip is sponsored by the student body of MVC as a token of apprecia tion to their lovely queen. ■ - ■ - ■ EMANCIPATION DAY SPEAKER The public is invited to hear the Rev. Paul Hayes, pastor, of the Roanake Baptist church, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sunday after noon at 3:00 p. m., February 12, in the Masonic Temple Building, 1072 W. Lynch Street, Jackson, Miss. The occasion is the observance of the “Emancipation Proclama tion”. Come and bring your friends and relatives to this great oc casion. I _ Funeral Service For Mrs. Sallie Reeves Friday Jackson — The many friends of Mrs. Sallie Reeves, pioneer citi zen of Jackson who lived for years | on East Monument Street, were sorry to hear of her death, Wed nesday morning, Feb. 8 “Aunt Sallie” as she was fam iliarly known, died in the home o? Mrs. Samella Brown, 142 E. Monument St, where she had lived and received wonderful care during the past two or three years. Although not relted to “Aunt Sallie,” Mrs. Brown, cared for her as her own mother, be fore and during the many months that she was physically unable to do anything for herself. According to Mrs. Brown, fun eral services will be held Friday, February 10. Mrs. Reeves was a member of Farish Street Baptist Church. Sumner Hill School Raises $780 For Polio Clinton — The New Sumner Hill High School has concluded its March of Dimes Contest and has reported a total of $780.00 raised. When Principal Walter Wash ington was asked to what he at tributed the success of this drive, he said, “First, to the good P- T. A. organization; second to the high school spirit on the part of the student body ’and third, the enthusiastic support and cooper ation on the part of the faculty members. This is the first year of opera tion for the Sumner Hill High School and it is considered to be one of the most rapidity develop ing schools in the state. The en rollment is now 1100. o-.. Be Aj Regular Reader. Subscribe, YMCA Secretary Contest To Be Big Event The members of the YMCA Committee of Management have chosen-up and pledged their al legiance to assist the secretaries who are in the race for the title, “Secretary of the Year”. These men are expected to push their individual secretaries on to vie-! tery with every effort within! their power. Assisting Mrs. Viola Weary is A N. Jackson; Miss Allice Marie Lloyd assisted by L. B. Fraser; Miss Jessie Kenny assisted by M. J. Lyells; Miss Annie Williams, assisted by J- D. Hardy; Mr. L. D Joseph assisted by John W. Dixon; Mrs. Barbara Campbell assisted by Rev. W. J. Gipson; Mrs. Blondell Williams assisted by Father A .B. Keeling; Mrs. Katherine Turner assisted by V. R. Collier; Mrs. Marion O. Knox assisted by President J. L. Red dix; Miss Emestyne Holloway assisted by ft. E. Briggs; Miss Verma O. Porter assisted by H T Gampson; Miss Elma Hodges assisted by Ben Farrier; Mrs. Mary Anderson assisted by R. H. Beas ley; Miss Ruth Marie Leonard [assisted by President H. P. Wil burn; Mrs. Lessie Hubbard assist ed by B. B. Dansby; Mrs. Mary Hughey assisted by W. H. Wil liams; Miss J. R. Thompson assist-! ed by W. J. Thompson; and Mrs. Elizabeth Washington assisted by E. W- Banks, Sr. These are the men who know, most intimately, the program and responsibilities of the Farish St. Y. M. C. A.; thus, they are vital ly concerned" with putting these ladies over the top. Their efforts can mean the difference between winning and losing for their res pective candidates. -o Directing Contest; J. D- HARDY (above) instruc tor in the social science area, at Jackson College, is a member of the Farish Street Y. M. C. A. Com mittee of Management and chair man of the Program Committee under hose auspices the YMCA Style Revue is being launched. Mr. Hardy is also serving as dir ector of the YMCA Secretary of the Year contestz being staged in connection with the affair to be; held February 16, 1956 at the Ma sonic Temple auditorium. -o Jacksonians Winners In Big Pay-Off Contest Jackson — A front page clip ping of a two colunm picture and story, from one of the daily pa pers of Gary, Indiana, recently told the story of how two former Jacksonians, Mr. and Mrs. Har vey Bradford, shared in the win nings of the Pay-Off Puzzle con test. The Bradford were one of seven contestants who shared in the $800. Mr. Bradford, a native of Jack son, who moved to Gary two years ago and was later joined by his In Secretary Contest MISS EARNESTYNE HOLLO WAY, attractive secretary on the staff of Tougaloo Southern Chris tian College at Tougaloo, Miss., is one of the eighteen participants in the YMCA Secretary of the Year contest. Miss Holloway is secretary to President S. C. Kin cheloe of Tougaloo College. She comes to Tougaloo from Hatties burg, Miss. In the contest, Miss Holloway is. being assisted by the firm hand of H. E. Briggs, mem ber of the Committee of Man agement of the Farish St Y. M C A. -o Prizes To Be Given at En Avani' Program, Feb. 11 We will miss you and you will miss one of the biggest entertain ments of the year if you do not attend the En Avant Social and Civic Club’s Annual “Sweethearts On Parade” at the Masonic Bldg., this Saturday evening February 11, 1956 at 7:30 o’clock. Special features will be the Mississippi Vocational College presentation of the Greek Tragedy—scenes from “Antigone”, Background music for the occasion vwill be fyrnished by a one column band and also organ. A ladies wrist watch through the courtesy of Kirk Jewelers will4 be given os one of the many gor geous door prizes to be given. Come early to avoid the rush. Members of the club are Mes dames Grace Coates, Margaret Brumfield, Vera H Miller, Hattie Dyson, Leria Howard-Calhoun; Ella W. Robinson, Helen Williams, Margaret Williams, Hattie P. Brown Missese Ruth L. Waits, Mildred Vaughns, Mrs. Mary Charles Gee, Mrs. Minnie S. Sib bie. ; -O-f The Tougaloo Southern Chris tian Bulldogs finally got their 1955-56 record to a respectable 10 won 11 lost reading with wto wins and a defeat last week. The Red and Blue Canines are “red hot” on their home court win a six game streak at the moment. wife, Barbara and small son is employed ot the Ladish Co., Cud ahy. The front page publicity, that carried a picture of he and his wife, also stated that he was a graduate of Lanier High School, a former student of Jackson Col lege and a Jackson Business Col lege. In this article, Mr. Bradford, admitted that it was his wife, Barbara who really submitted the puzzles Before leaving Jackson, the Bradfords lived in the Maple Street Apartments and were mem bers of Central Methodist Church. Jackson — Establishing a new record, the Mississippi House of Representatives Thursday after noon passed a $78*million School Bill in five minutes, this being the largest public school appro priation in the history of the state. The total amount of $78, 690,000. Presented by Rep. John Junkin of Adams county, chair man of the Appropriations Com mittee, the huge appropriation bill was passed by a 130-0 vote. The appropriation is an increase of $7,945,000 above the figure of $71,195,000 approved for the 1954 56 biennium. The school appropriation is the exact amount approved by the State Budget Commission. It is almost twice as large as the public school expenditure of $41,783,276 in the 1950-52 bien nium'. The measure was sent immed iately to the Senate for action Thursday, the Senate was ex pected to act swiftly on five seg regation bills passed Wednesday by the House. The segregation bills would: 1. Require teachers to list the organizations to which they be Icng. 2. Restrict the activities of fed eral agents in the state. 3. Permit the operators of pub lic businesses to refuse service to anyone. 4. Prohibit th eagitation of in tegration lawsuits. 5. Prohibit creation of a disturb ance. The House was expected to act Thursdy on a measure to remove the premium tax exemptions from Blue Cross hospitalization to pro duce about $100,000 a year in new money. The House Wednesday author ized the State Bond Commission to issue, if and when necessary, $1C million in notes to prevent • general fund deficit at the end of the biennium. _ Negro Leader Says Race Must Lose Crudeness St. Louis — A noted Negro lead er says members of his race must accept the responsibilities as well as the privileges of “firjt-class citizenship.” He is E. Frederick Murrow, ad ministrative officer for the special projects group in President Eisen hower’s executive office, who ad dressed the Fifth Annual Awards Banquet of the Mound City Press club in St. Louis Monday night. He observed: “Unless we can get every Ne gro boy and girl to get his eyes off the ground, to throw off the shackles of crude conduct andi coarse language, to throw away bizarre clothing and tribal head dress, to recognize the privileges o fschool as the path to knowledge and achievement, to develop a sense of values based on the real and not the appearance or the ma terial—then all the Supreme Court decisons announcing federal pclicies of equality and opportun ity are only mirages in a desert of despair and frustration.” -o Be A Regular Reader. Subscribe * Roy Millon At Vicksburg City Aud., March 4th ROY MILTON BUND JUNIOR PARKER BILL HARVEY'S ORCHESTRA AT VICKSBURG CITY AUDITORIUM. FEB 26 . . - " .