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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.
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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!!!

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