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Ray Brown and His Mighty Men To Play For Xmas Dance
W The MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE H! "Growing With Mississippi" VOLUME 22 — NUMBER 35 JACKSON, MISS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1957 '-10 CENTS PER COI’V THE BRONZE DOLLS pictured above were featured at the Modern Sewing School’s 5th annual presentation of Laura Belle's “SURPRISES IN FASHION” at Stevens Rose Room S unday, December 1. Each year, Laura Belle selects a group of girls who to her represents the acme in beauty, grace, char m and intelligence. The young ladies pictured above, Voncille Keeton, 2nd prize winner; Barbara Thompson, 1st prize winner, and Curtisene Morris, 3rd prize winner. Misses Keeton and Morris are students of Lanier High school; Miss Thomp son is a student of Holy Ghost High. Collins Burial Association Policyholders To Enjoy Xmas Party For twenty-three years Mrs. M. C. Collins on behalf of Col lins Burial Association has sponsored an annual Christmas party for all policyholders. Par ties began at the funeral home at its old address 406 North Farish Street and increased in size that during recent years they have been held at the Al amo Theatre. This year’s Christmas party will be at 2:00 p. m. Saturday, December 21, 1957 in the Ma sonic Temple, 1072 Lynch St. All policyholders and friends of Collins Burial Association and Frazier and Collins Funer al Home are invited to be pres ent. Let us fill the Temple! Special prizes are a televi sion set, bicycle, turkey and cash. In order to be eligible for prizes, policyholders must pay out for the year immediately. A feature of this year’s enter tainment will be special music by Lanier High school chorus. The public is invited. The tele vision set and bicycle are on display at Houston - Thomas Furniture & Appliance Center, 325 N. Farish St. Stop by there and view them. -*>• ami Mill II I CMU OTinn —CWWMMK^aaa A/2C WILBER W. OWENS, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Owens, owners of Owens Gro cery & Market, 901 No. Far ish Street, Jackson, Miss. Young Owens is now serving in the Air Force at Kirkland Air Forse Base, New Mexico as an administration specialist. He is also completing his edu cation by attending night school at the University of New Mexico where he is a sophomore, majoring in Bio logy. The young airman plans to enter Meharry Medical School upon discharge from the Air Force. Lanier Cops Initial Champion of Champions Basketball Tournament (See Story Page 3) LANIER HIGH SCHOOL Basketeers, presenting Principal Xj. B. Buckley the initial trophy of Jackson State College’s first “Champion of Champions Tournament.” Left to right: Earl Bennett, Claiborne Rhone, Roscoe Williams, Linell Moore, Alvin Johnson, Principal Buckley, Clyde Sims, Clifton Far rier, Paul Woods, Captain Rudolph Williams, Myron Anderson, James Coleman, Leon Cheatham, and Willie Benford, manager. Local Elks Hold Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 8; Pearl Sf. AME JACKSON, MISS. — Accord ing to an announcement by District Deputy, Edward Lee, the Annual Memorial Service for local Elks will be held this year at Pearl Street A. M. E. Church, Sunday, Decem ber 8, at 3:30 P. M., the Rev. B. B. Rushing, pastor of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will bring the message. Set aside annual to pay tri bute to beloved Bills and Daughters who have gone on into eternity, this service is observed in Elkdom thruout the world on the 2nd Sunday in December. All l&cal Bills, and Daugh ters are requested to be pres ent and on time, in proper regalia. The general public is cordially invited, as the Rev. Rushing’s message is sure to be spiritually and inspiring. YOU ARE INVITED. Voters League To Meet Dec. 10 Pearl Sf. AME In the meeting of the Jack son Progressive Voters’ Lea gue which will be held at the Pearl Street A. M. E. Church Tuesday Night, December 10, 7:30 P. M. many ways for in ducing Negroes to pay their poll tax will be suggested. The nominating committee will make its report resulting in the selection for the officers for the year 1958. Among the suggestions that will be made by the President are: That some of the dance promoters will stage a poll tax paying dance; That some of the Quartetts will conduct a poll tax paying concert; That all of the churches and civic and fraternal organizations canvas stheir membership for registered voters and urge the payment of poll tax. That the Progressive Voters’ League or ganize itself into well func tioning organizations for the purpose of getting every eli gible Negro registered. All good citizens are urged to attend this meeting. The Dr. Howard To Seek Seat Of Wm. L. Dawson CHICAGO — Dr. T. R. -H. Howard, formerly of Mound Bayou, Miss., but who has made his home in Chicago, for the past several years, has tos sed his hat in the ring for the congressional seat held by veteran , politician, Rep. Wil liam L. Dawson. Dr. Howard, who heads the Howard Medical Center at 533 E. 63rd Street announced his candidacy at the annual‘meet ing of the 24th Ward Young Republican organization this week. City Funeral Director Meet At Collins The regular monthly meet ing of the City Funeral Di rectors Association was held at Frazier & Collins Funeral Home earlier this week. Busi ness of importance to the members of the funerai pro fession was discussed and plans for more effective ser vice to the citizens of Jackson. The regular member funeral homes were present represen ted as follows: Latham Fu neral Home, Mr. H. Chatham; Peoples Funeral Home, Mr. E. W. Banks, and Frazier & Col lins Funeral Home, Mrs. M. C. Collins and Mrs. C. Collins Harvey. At the last minute, Mr. Cook was unable to be in the sessions but made himself available by telephone for dis cussion of any matters. The major itejp of business was to listen to a presentation Df plans for the future develop ment and beautification of Garden Memorial Park ceme tery. Mr. Card, Sales Repre sentative for the cemetery, made this presentation. The next regular meeting is scheduled for mid-December. It is the hope of these funeral directors that through plan ning together constantly they may bring an even higher type of service to the citizens of Jackson. R. C. Cook, President Clarie C. Harvey, Secretary CHICAGO — Forty-five Bap tist leaders from 33 state con ventions met at the Olivet Bap tist Church and enthusiastical ly pledged anew their support to Dr. J! H. Jackson, president of the National Baptist Con vention. The group was enthusiastic and unanimous in approving a set of written propositions in support of its contentions. The following was adopted: “Be it known to all concern ed that we take full responsi bility for the law suit brought against Dr. J. H. Jackson, pre sident of the National Baptist Convention. We elected him by more than 5,000 votes to 16 negative votes. He did not, in any manner, seek to become president against the will, the wish and the law of our con vention. We invited him and elected him to serve.” The group stated that the charges stated in the complaint of the 10 brethren are false and that the record will prove the same. It was also brought out that five of the ten who filed the suit against Dr. Jack son have and still are, candi dates for the presidency of the convention. Dr. J. H. Jackson has the esteem of all of us, said the group at Chicago, and he is the official spokesman for about five million Baptists, and will be until the National Baptist Convention changes it mind. The last proposition states ^hat the “United States Gov ernment wishes us to demon strate our loyalty to the presi dent of the National Baptist Convention. Ten thousand of (Continued on Page 2) President Boyd Off To Richmond President J. D. Boyd, Dean H. A. Wilson and Dean R. Waters left the campus Satur day, November 30 for Rich mond, Virginia where they will attend a meeting of the South ern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 1949, Alcorn College received “A” rating by the Southern Association and it has main tained that rating since. The President and the Deans will see that the College’s pro gram is in keeping with the progressive trends of the Southern Association. Funeral Rites For Eddie (Red) Seaton Held JACKSON,' MISS. — Funer al Services of the late Mr. Eddie (Red) Seaton, fourth child of one of Jackson’s old est and well known families and long time faithful and ef ficient employee at the Pari sian and husband of Mrs. Ge neva Seaton, popular beauti cian, 210 E. Fairbanks St., was held at New Mt. Zion Bap tist Church, Jackson, Missis sippi, Saturday, November 30, 1957 at 3:00 P. M. with the Masons serving -as Honorary Pallbearers and The Ameri can Legion as active Pallber ers. The sad and solemn funeral program was carried out in military order with song being rendered by the Choir. Scrip ture and prayer by Rev. Mc Phearson of Christ Temple Church. The Eulogy was giv en by the pastor, Rev. B. D. (Continued on Page 2) Seventh Educational District Principals Meet The largest crowd to attend a meeting of District Principals was held at Alexander High school’s beautiful cafeteria, the first week in November 1957. A well balanced chicken dinner was served, and with Mr. A. L. Coney in the chair. The Supervisors and ' lenged by the leaders on problems that face them in their District. Mess T. J. Ranee, R. E. Weddington, Robert Lewis, and Mrs. Odessa Reeves led the group. Discus sions: Good Housekeeping, Accreditation, Personnel and Dress, The Third Fadtor in Setting Teachers Salaries. V Sixty Supervisors and Principals were present to exchange ideas on the topics. Mr. R. E. Weddington, Principal of Amite County Training School was named to head the Study Pro gram. A donation was sent to Rev. J. M. McEuen, Principal of Hope Vocational School, Wal thall County, who at the time was in the hospital. Everybody left feeling that the meeting was very helpful. A. A. Alexander, newly appointed Assistant State Supervisor of Negro Schools, made some remarks, and pledged the group his best efforts in having good schools for all our children. White Atty. Given Suspended Sentence in Rape Of Baby • Sitter PASCAGOULA, Miss. — “Don’t do it again for at least five years.” This, in effect, was the penalty imposed by a Jack son County court upon Ber nard Gautier, 24-year-old white attorney, after convicting him last week of raping a 17-year old Negro babysitter. Actually, Gautier was found guilty of statutory rape, sen tenced to a five-year suspended prison term and placed on five years’ probation. Judge Leslie Grant presided over the trial. Gautier had been indicted by a grand jury last month for criminally assulting the girl he was driving home from a baby sitting job in his residence on April 28. During the trial, the girl testified that the attorney drove her to a wooded area instead of taking her home. She said she was afraid to dis obey when he ordered her to disrobe and was intimate with her. Gautier did not take the st?nd in his own defense. The 12-man jury deliberated less than two hours before re turning the guilty verdict and annov icing the sentence. Judge Grant accepted the ver dict. Connecticut Gets First Negro Judge HARTFORD — Connecti cutt’s first Negro jurist, Boce Barlow, former Hartford Po lice Court Prosecutor, began his new duties as a sitting judge here Monday, after al most a two-year court battle to determine a legal techni cality over the appointment. • The Connecticut State Su preme Court ruled that neither the incumbents nor the claim ants to judgeships in three cities had a lawful status be cause of local charter provi sions. Chanters' Trade Extravangaza Opens In Jackson JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson Metropolitan Cham ber of Commerce opened its gigantic “Trade Extravangaza” here this week with events scheduled to last until Decem ber 10. The main pm pose of this ef fort by the Chamber is to pro luce a better understanding between the public and the businesses of the various com munities. It will acquaint the public as to the great progress made in all types of businesses during the past few years; and • its main feature will be the Bargains to be found in all participating stores and the prizes for purchasers. Members of the sponsoring committee are James A. White, G. W. Williams, Rev. R. L. T. Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomp son, Mrs. p. C. Harvey, Mrs. Sarah Harvey, W. H. Williams, Mrs. Thelma Sanders, Mrs. Amanda Turner, T. A. Arm strong, Albert Powell, E. D. (Continued on Page 2) Roy Brown and His Mighty Men to Play For Christmas Holiday Dances in Jackson, Greenwood, and Meridian JACKSON, Miss. — In an nouncing coming attractions for the holiday seasons, Pro moter Willie J. Miller, states that the King of ’em all, ROY BROWN and, his MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN will play for dances at Stevens Rose Room, in Jackson; Elk’s Hall in Greenwood and Club-Ala-Miss, near Meridian. ROY BROWN needs no in troduction to the dance and music loving public and as he will bring the greatest band of his entire career to these halls during the holiday, it is ex pected that he will draw rec ord crowds wherever he ap pears. Watch this paper for more details about these three dances . . . Promoter Miller also an nounces a RETURN OF THE FAMOUS MIDNIGHTERS with CAL GREEN’ ORCHES TRA to STEVENS ROSE ROOM, JANUARY 18, as the first big attraction of the 1958 season. ROY BROWN, DATES FOR THE ROY BROWN DANCES ARE AS FOLLOWS: December 24 (Christmas Eve) JACKSON, Miss. December 25 (Christmas Day) Club Ala Miss, Meridian. December 26 Elk’s Hall, Green* wood, Miss. PAY YOUR POLL TAX BEFORE FEB, 1st and *EClSrTER!!!