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Little Willie John, Linda Hopkins, Arnet Cobb Ork At Stevens, November 27 W The MISSISSI ENTERPRISE W "Growing With Mississippi" VOLUME 21 — NUMBER 32 ' JACKSON, MISs7sATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1957 ~ 10 CENTS PER COPY* I I I Tuskegee Won't Take Negroes Back CHICAGO VISITOR MRS. LILLIE V. ANDER SON of 1143 Wells Street, Chi cago, 111., is here in Jackson, visiting her mother, Mrs. Flor ence Jackson of 2053 Ludlow Street. While in the city, Mrs. Anderson has received a num ber of social courtesies that are making her visit a most en joyable one. TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Negroes who had asked the Tuskegee City Council to reannex terri tory cut out of the city limits last summer were turned down last night.1 Mayor Phil Lightful said the Council voted unanimously to deny a petition signed by more than 700 Negroes. The areas which the petition ers sought to restore were ex cluded when the city limits were cut down last summer by an act of the Alabama legisla ture. About 600 white voters were unaffected by the law. Only about 10 of more than 400 reg istered Negro voters remained in the city limits. Protesting the legislative act, Negroes have been boycotting White merchants in Tuskegee. ELKS PLAN MEET HERE The Fourth District Elk clin ic will be held in Jackson Sun day, November 17, 3 p. m. at the Central Methodist church. The L. W. Atwood Lodge No. 518, and the Grace Jones Tem ple No. 639 will serve as hosts to the quarterly meeting. The theme of the clinic is “A United Action for Elkdom Up on Every Advancing Frontier of Human Relations.” The guest speaker will be Daughter L’Dina Robinson of Grace Jones Temple. Jerome W. Stampley, Vicksburg, will serve as moderator of a panel discussion, “How To Success fully Promote Elkdom in Your District.” A motorcade to the new Elks home on Lynch street will take place at 4:15 p. m. The general public is cordially invited to attend this event. Victor J. Jones is Exalted Ruler, L. K. Atwood Lodge; Edward N. Lee, Sr., Grand District Deputy, and Will H. Rudd, is the Grand District Daughter Deputy. j PARTICIPANTS IN - THE YWCA FELLOWSHIP PRO GRAM held at Central Metho dist Church Sunday, Novem ber 10 in Jackson, Miss, are, left to right: Mrs. L. B. Jones, director of the YWCA Branch, Miss Gladys Walters who works with the Y-Teens, along with Mrs. C. C. Mosley who do not appear on the picture; Mrs. E. E. Lovelace, chairman of the Committee on Administra tion; Mr. Marcus Douyon of Haiti, who related the customs of the Haitian people; Mrs. Ruth P. Hobbs, who presided over the program; Dr. V. H. Henry, moderator, who also told of the customs in East Africa; Mrs. W. O. Gill who led the responsive reading and Mrs. Odessa Patton, World Fel- j lowship chairman. This World Fellowship Ves per, opened the Week of Pray er and World Fellowship that is being observed thruout the world. Music for the occasion was furnished by the United Christian Church, Mrs. Jean-: ette Hunt, and the YWCA or chestra, directed by Prof. K. j W. Jolly. Ushers were Y-Teens! who had been well trained by j Mrs. Mosley and Miss Walters.! The YMCA and YWCA had j a joint worship service at the Branch YWCA on November j 12, using the theme, “God So’ loved the World.” Participants were: Hrs. G. W. Williams, Dr. C. C. Mosley, Mr. J. W. Dixon, Dean W. O. Gill, who brought the inspiring message; Mrs.; Odessa Patton, Mrs. Carrie Henderson, chairman of the Religious Emphasis committee, Miss F. O. Alexander, acting chairman of the Committee on Administration of the YWCA and Prof. J. D. Hardy, program! chairman of the YMCA. The Bible class of the YWCA had a special program Thursday morning on the theme of the Week of Prayer, with the Wor ship Center being set up by Mrs. Jonas Waites and the les son taught by Mrs. Lucille Cal houn. The World Fellowship Week closed with a Y-Teen Weekend Conference on No vember 15 and 16. During American Education Week We Salute Principals Marshal and Buckley EDITOR'S Note: As a special feature to acquaint the gen eral public with the men and women who aer devoting their lives to the education of the state’s youth, The Mississippi En terprise will from time to time, present thru these columns, outstanding educators of our state. Today we honor: PROF. LUTHER M. MARSHALL, a native Mississippian who has dedicated his life toJ;he educational betterment of boys and girls of his state.-Principal of Jim Hill Junior and Senior High School in Jackson, Miss., Prof. Marshall can boast of a school that offers to its students, the very highest type of training to be found anywhere. Possessed of all the attributes that go to make an outstanding Christian gentle man, Prof. Marshall is loved and honored by both his faculty and student body. For his many fine contributions to the youth of Jackson, we SALUTE PROF. LUTHER MARSHALL. PROF. LUTHER BUCKLEY, principal of Lanier Junior and Senior High School, though comparatively young in age has proved to be a sage in his handling of the administrative duties at this, the oldest High School in Jackson. A native of Jackson, this young man who graduated from the very high school that he now heads, has been guided in his duties by a deep love for the school and people he serves. No one can deny that this young man is most successfully doing a job at Lanier that would have caused trouble for men, older and more experienced. For the many fine things we know you plan for “Lanier Dear,” we SALUTE YOU, PROF. LU THER BUCKLEY. owell Fulson At Club-Ala-Miss Near Meridian, Sunday, November 17 , m.» . 1 Saturday, November 23 Date Set For Basketball Clinic i At Campbell College The central Missis sippi Board of Women offi cials invites all basketball of ficials and coaches of girls to attend its annual Clinic on Sat urday, November 23, 1957 at Campbell College gym at 9:30 o’clock A. M. Miss Berryman, State Chair man will serve as special con sultant. The day’s program includes discussions, ques tions, and answer, demonstra tions and the National theo retical and practical examina tions. * * It is the aim of the Women’s Officials Rating Committee to secure, train and provide the best officials for Women’s sports. Abortion Charge Convicts Dr. Perry | MONROE, La. — Dr. A. E. Perry, 36, has been convited of having performed “criminal a bortion” upon a white woman. L r Dr. Perry’s defense counsel have announced notice of ap ! peal. The jury, which included two Negroes, deliberated 44 minutes before adjudging the NAACP official guilty. :- i Miss Zipporah Thompson is j Chairman of Board. Paper's Staff Honored By Board Of Education For Cooperation With American Education Week Plans JACKSON, Miss. — High lighting the observance of Am erican Education Week, at La nier Junior and Senior High School on Wed. night, was the presentation of a “Certificate of Achievement” to the Staff of the Mississippi Enterprise, from the Board of Education, signed by Miss Ora D. Robin son , Chairman of American Education Week and Mr. W. M. Buie, President of the Board of Education. The certificate was presen ted to Mrs. Sarah M. Harvey, Editor of the Mississippi En terprise, by Mrs. Ethel Bran don of the Lanier faculty. It reads: “This to certify tha£ the Staff of the Mississippi (Continued on Page 2) Dorothy Height j Elected NCNW President WASHINGTON, D. C. — Miss Dorothy L. Height of New York was elected presi dent of the National Council of Negro Women at the 22nd annual convention of the or ganization, held recently in the swanky Willard Hotel of this city. Miss Height is successor to Mrs. Vivian Carter Mason. The Conference theme this year was, “American Youth — Our Hope for the Future.” One of the high points of the convention during the youth conference was the session featuring a panel on “New Concepts in Citizenship for Youth.” Miss Dorothy Gor don, moderator of the New York Times Youth Forum, was the keynote speaker. She sta ted that America’s greatest hope for a lasting democracy lies in an awareness of the principles of freedom on the part of youth. The convention proper open- i ed Thursday morning, Nov. 7 i in the Congressional Room of j the Willard Hotel and for the first time a Negro organiza tion took over the Pan-Ameri can Union Building where the colorful NCNW International Night program was held. Others who had been con sidered in line for the presi dency of this worthy organiza tion had been? A tty. Joan M. Capers, Mrs. Daisy George, Dr. Arenia Mallory of Lexing ton, Miss., and Dr. Rose Gragg. Extension Center Agents To Meet Novemer 20-22 JACKSON, Miss. — The an nual meeting of Mississippi’s over 100 Negro Extension Ser vice agents will be held Nov ember 20-22 at College Park Auditorium in Jackson. Negro state Extension lead ers, with headquarters in Jackson, who announced the meeting and will conduct it, are W. E. Ammons, Daisey M. Lewis, Florence D. Allen, T. M. Moman, Alberta Dishmon and G. E. Gray. “Better Living Through Planned Agriculture” will be the theme. Several state and national agricultural leaders will ad dress various sessions. These include Admintsartor C. M. Ferguson, Federal Extension Service, Washington, D. C.; Chief Mary L. Collings, Ex tension Training Branch, Fed (Continued on Page 2) Three Star Attraction Featuring Little Willie John, Linda Hopkins and Arnet Cobb' Orchestra To Play For Pre-Thanksgiving Dance At Stevens Roseroom, Nov. 27 LITTLE WILLIE JOHN Jackson, Music and dance lovers of the Jackson area are looking forward to the sensational 3 star attraction that will play for the Pre Thanksgiving Dance at beau tiful Stevens Rose Room, Wed nesday night, November 27. Aside for the “Fever” man, “LITTLE WILLIE JOHN,” there’ll be, LINDA HOPKINS LINDA HOPKINS the recording juke box sensa tion, plus the better than ever ARNET COBB’S ORCHES TRA that will feature Charlie Ross, organist. Make Ready Now, to begin the holidays off with a bang . . . Yqu cannot afford to miss this 3 star attraction . . . If you liked Bill Doggett’s or gan music, come out and hear 4 ARNETT COBB the Arnet Cobb’ Orchestra . . . You’ve heard all their rec ords, come out and see LIT TLE WILLIE JOHN AND LINDA HOPKINS ... Ad mission: Advance $1.75; At Door, $2.00 Tax Incl. Tables sold for $1.00 on come first basis. Advance Tickets sold at all regular places. Wilkins On Ike’s Rights Commission ----—— I Needy To Register For Xmas Baskets Nov. 15 & Nov. 18 JACKSON, Miss.—The Jack son Negro Christmas Cheer Club, holding its initial meet ing Wednesday, November 6, decided that registration dates for Christmas Cheer Baskets will be Friday, November 15 and Monday, November 18, at Central Methodist Church, from 9 a. m. until 5 p. m. All persons who feel that their financial condition justi fy them being considered for a Christmas basket must ar range to register on the dates given above. Mr. E. W. Banks is president and Father A. B. Keeling, sec retary of the Jackson Negro Christmas Cheer Club. Will Give Full Time To Beauty Shop ——HIM mu1.1 MRS. RLTH OATIS THOM AS, shown above, announced this week that after spending six months or more out of each year, away from her Beauty Shop, located at 1600 Everett Street. Altho the shop has been operated by Mrs. Thomas’ mother, Mrs. Carrie Bell Oatis, beginning this week, both Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Oatis will be on hand to serve the beauty needs of both old and new customers. Considered to be one of the state’s most outstanding beau ticians, having graduated from Moore’s Beauty School here in Jackson and then doing ad vanced study in beauty cul WASHINGTON — J. Ernest Wilkins, an assistant Secretary of Labor, is the lone Negro among six outstanding Ameri cans appointed by President Eisenhower to the new Civil Rights Commission, empower ed to investigate denials of voting rights, and to collect general information on denial of equal protection of the laws. Stanley F. Reed, retired Su preme Court Justice, was pick ed by Eisenhower to be chair man of the six-member com mission which also includes: John A. Hannah, president of Michigan State University, and a former assistant Secre tary of Defense, vLe chairman. John S. Battle, former Gov ernor of Virginia. The Rev. Theodore M. Has burg, president of Notre Dame University. Robert G. Storey, dean of the law school at Southern Methodist University in Texas. The appointments are sub ject to Senate confirmation when Congress convenes in January. Joe, Rose Try Trial Separation CHICAGO, in. — Reports are that ex-heavy weight box ing champion, Joe Louis and Wealthy cosmetics manufactur er Rose Morgan obtained a Ae gal trial separation here Tues day. Mrs. Morgan is quoted as saying “we reached the agree ment amicably. If we find that after the trial separation we still miss each other, we might try it again.” ture at Lydia's School of Beauty Culture in Chicago, Mrs. Thomas offers her cus tomers the very latest in hair styling, in cutting, in tinting and general beauty service. She invites them to phone for day and night appoint ments and has planned opera tions of her shop for hours to accommodate all working groups. Call, 2-9444 or 5-0672 for week-round Beauty Service at OATIS BEAUTY SHOP, 1600 Everett Street, Jackson, Miss.