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Little Willie John To Play For Sports Dance, Stevens Roseroom, Sat., July 1
W The MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE
^ "Growing With Mississippi"
VOLUME 29 - NUMBER IX JACKSON, MISS., SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1959 ~ pfr n.PV
BUSINESS LEAGUE’S BOARD MEETS—The members of the National Business Lea
gues’ board of directors, met last week in Washington, D. C., to plan 1959 confab. Financial
aid to businessmen throughout the country will dominate the convention program with Dr
F. D. Patterson, NBL president, outlining the proposed project. Seen in photo, front row left
to right: J. E. Robinson, Houston, Texas; C. W. Maxwell, Philadelphia; Dr. Patterson, New
York- Mrs. L. Tolbert, Chicago; Edward Davis, Detroit; William R. Hudgins, New York. Sec
ond row, left to right: John H. Wickliffe, New York; J. R. E. Lee, Tallahassee; Belmonl
Haydel, New Orleans. Third row, left to right: J. J. Henderson, Durham; Rufus Byars, Wash
ington. Fourth row, left to right, are Dr. B. T. McGraw, E. Lancaster, J. A. Beavers, and
Moss H. Kendrix, all of Washington.
Harvard Board Picks
Bundle By High Vote
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In
spite of an attack by a few
disgruntled alumni of famous
Harvard University, D Ralph
J. Bunche, UN Under Secre
tary, has been elected to the
Big 4th July
Celebration At
Greenwood
Elk Hall
GREENWOOD — Highlight
ing the big 4th of July Cele
bration in Greenwood and sur
rounding towns will be the
DANCE and SHOW at the Elks
Auditorium featuring the sen
sational Artists . . . TED “Be
Ever Wonderful” TAYLOR;
Miss LA-VELIE, creator of
“Stop These Teardrops”; EL
MORE “Indeed I Do” MOR
RIS; The FOUR DUKES and
BILL JOHNSON and His Band
. . . Advance tickets are al
ready on sale at regular places
for $1.75; Tickets at door, $2,
tax included. Don’t miss this
attraction.
Mrs. Anna Hayden
94-Year Tougaloo
Citizen Dies
Mrs. Anna Hayden, 94-year
old mother of Rev. J. D. Hay
den, pastor of Cades Chapel
M. B. Church died Thursday
of this week at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Percy Slaugh
ter in Tougaloo, Miss.
At this writing funeral ar
rangements are incomplete.
Board of Overseers by 15,437
votes, highest in the history of
the elections.
The votes cast for Dr. Bun
che who holds the A. M. and
Ph. D. degrees from the uni
versity, and an honorary LL.D.
(1949), exceeded by nearly 1,
200 votes for U. S. Sen. John
Kennedy, when the latter was
elected to the board in 1955.
As the first Negro ever to
be elected to the board. Dr.
Bunche will participate, active
ly, in the ordinary business of
the Board of Overseers.
Among those serving with
Dr. Bunche on the board will
be such famous persons as not
ed author John P. Marquand,
Henry B. Cabot, and David
Rockefeller.
Jackson-State
Has T otal Sum.
Enrollment, 1205
Total enrollment at Jackson
State College for the first Sum
mer Session is 1205 according
to an announcement by De
Lars Funches, registrator.
Seniors top the enrollment
with 420, followed by 310 jun
iors, 141 sophomores, and 67
freshmen, bringing the regu
lar college enrollment to 1033.
Registration of other groups
include 37 in the Principals’
Workshop, 32 in the Health
and Physical Education Work
shop, 10 in the industrial arts
special course, 95 special stu
dents, and 93 in the Labora
tory School.
Little Willie (Fever) John Coming
To Stevens Rose Room, Saturday,
July 18 - Sports Dance
rromuior wane a. Miner
and the management of beau
tiful Air-Conditioned Stevens
Rose Room united again to
give you the BEST IN DIN
ING and DANCING.
Your next attraction at the
Rose Room will be the sensa
tional, all-time favorite, LIT
TLE WILLIE JOHN, creator
of such top tunes as FEVER,
MADE FOR ME, HOME AT
LAST, DON’T BE ASHAME,
TALK TO ME, NEED YOU
and hundreds of other hit re
cordings. LITTLE WILLIE
JOHN will play for the Sport’s
Dance. Promoter Miller will
award TWO CASH PRIZES
for the most attractive sports
outfits, one to a lady one to a
man. The Stevens will coop
erate by giving special prizes
on their TASTY FOODS.
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Make this a Big Saturday
Night. Come on out to Ste
vens Rose Room Saturday
night, July 18 to the LITTLE
WILLIE JOHN Show and
Dance. Adyance $1.75; At Door
$2.00. Tax included.
600 Attend
Alcorn's First
Summer Session
The regular summer school
is in full bloom with teachers
and students in work and rec
reational learning, trying tc
grow so that they may meet
the demands of our times. In
addition to the regular stu
dents, there is a short course
for agriculture teachers who
are getting their licenses re
! newed. The vocational agricul
I ture men will study for three
weeks under the direction of
Dr. Jesse A. Morris and his
well-equipped staff of experts.
The first major campus ac
tivity was sponsored by Mr.
Grant Dungee and members of
his class in recreational lead
ership. It was a talent show in
which Rosa Porter, Natchez
senior, did a fine job as mod
erator and Ansley Martin, a
senior from Monticello, did a
fine job as accompanist at the
piano and as a soloist. The
highlight of the afternoon was
a classical rendition by Mrs.
Audry Sanders, head of the
music department at Temple
High school, Vicksburg, Miss.,
who was a guest artist. There
nave ueen other entertain
ments on the tennis court and
on the lawn and tennis court
at the executive mansion.
In Oakland Memorial Chap
el, the summer teachers had
the honor of hearing His Ex
cellency, Gov. J. P. Coleman
make an address. Mr. J. D.
Boyd, president, introduced
the House Speaker, Honorable
Walter Sillers who in turn pre
sented the Governor. The cam
pus was inspected by members
of the Legislature. Dr. E. R.
Jobe, Executive Secretary of
the Board of Trustees, was a
member of the group that ex
amined the progress this in
stitution has made during the
Boyd Administration.
Among the extraordinary
personalities who have been
added to the faculty during the
summer session are: Dr. James
Fortenberry, Dr. Gerard Nep
tune, and Dr. Musgrave, who
joined the faculty in April.
These experts in their areas of
interest will be here next year
to assist in developing the
boys and girls who choose this
institution for their innate ab
ilities to find fullest fruition.
The “Ole Land Grant Col
lege” marches on. Dean R. E.
Waters has introduced new
courses, particularly the cour
se in library science and he
anticipates curricula changes
in keeping with the needs and
demands of our society. That
Alcorn will meet the challenge
is self-evident. We invite the
public and state officials to
watch us grow, to sojourn on
these grounds and participate
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Paper’s Free Picnic July 13
Coming To Tougoloo College,
Monday, July 6
Gospel Music Lovers are in for a big treat on Monday,
July 6, when THE CARAVANS SINGERS will appear at Touga
loo College, Miss. THE CARAVANS will also be in a big Gos
pel Program at Carver School, Raymond, Miss., Tuesday, July
7. . . . Don’t miss this super attraction. Adv. Adm., $1.00 at
Door, $1.25. Tickets on sale now.
First Graduation For Wilkinson
Co. Training School Held May 26
New Class Room
Building Started
At Jackson-State
Construction of a much-need
ed classroom building was star
ted last week at Jackson State
College. Nickles and Wells
Construction Company enter
ed the low bid on the facility
which will be built and equip
ped at an estimated cost of
$425,000.00.
Sixteen basic classrooms will
be included in the building
which is to house the Area of
Language Arts and the Area
of Education. Also to be in
cluded in the completely air
conditioned structure is a lan
guage laboratory which will
house facilities for recording
and playing various records in
the teaching of languages; a
psycho - education laboratory
for the administering and in
terpreting of all kinds of tests;
an audio laboratory which will
be essentially a small broad
casting studio in which tape
recordings and reproductions
will be made and from which
recorded programs may be
dispersed; a graphic arts and
photographic 1 a b o ratory in
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Negro Councilman
Elected at Oak Ridge
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — This
city, Tennessee’s newest and
sixth largest, has elected its
first governing council, a jus
tice of the peace and a five
man Board of Education.
The election brings to a con
clusion a move begun in Con
gress four years ago toward
self-government for the atomic
city, created in 1942 by the
Army engineers for the devel
opment of the atomic bomb.
Under terms of a 1955 Fed
eral law, the multi-million-dol
lar municipal facilities will go
to the new community, and the
AEC will subsidize the city for
10 years at more than two mil
lion dollars per year.
It is significant that a lone
Negro, Washington R. Butler
Jr., councilman of the new city
with an estimated population
of 28,000 and a land area of 94
square miles. Only Memphis in
I Tennessee has a larger area.
; me nrst graduation exer-1
cises of the recently consoli
dated Wilkinson County Train
ing School and the first offi
cal school function to be held
in *he imposing new’ building
here took place May 26, when
ninety-one seniors from John
son High and Finch Line High
received their diplomas in im
pressive exercises conducted
by the students and faculty
members.
Anslem Joseph Finch, prin
cipal of the Wilkinson County
Training School, presided at
the commencement which was
attended by more than 2,000
patrons and friends.
Rev. Wm. M. Wells gave the
invocation and greetings were
extended by County Supt. M.
W. Fondren.
A student, Joycelyn Scran
dell, recited a poem, “I Am
A Negro”, written by Prof.
Finch, and a quintette of stu
dents. J. D. Thomas. Richard
Thomas, Mary Thomas, An
drew Jackson and David Hay
nes, Jr. sang Finch’s composi
tion, “Mississippi”.
The Finch Line band rend
ered several selections during
the evening.
Mr. Dorsey O Trevillion,
chairman of the county board
of education, made brief re
marks and introduced the
school board members and
other special guests present.
Bessie M. Thomas sang “Ave
Maria”, and Asst. Principal T.
A. Douglas gave the class pre
sentation. Diplomas were pre
sented by Principal Finch, who
also spoke to the group on
the subject “Past, Present and
Future”.
The program was closed with
the singing of several Negro
spirituals.
Graduates receiving their di
plomas included:
Mary Ellen Ashford, Anna
E. Brown, Levi Black, Betty
B. Blackmon, Elizia Blakes,
Susie Blakes, Nazree Bell,
Marie Brown, Delene Boatner,
Betty Jo Buckles, Homer Lee
Cushinberry, Edna Davis
Chapman, Louvenia Cosey,
Rosetta Collins, Patsy Lee Col
lins, Isaac Daniel, Jessie Mae
Delaney, Waldore Dangerfield,
Lene Everette Dunbar, Annie
Mae Dunbar, Isaac Dupree,
Truelove S. Dunbar, Annie
Evans, Bill Bow Ferguson,
Laura Franklin, Ezel Gaines,
Clarence Edward Green, Aud
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Jackson — This week the
management of the Mississip
pi Enterprise began plans for
the 22nd Annual Free City
Wide Picnic given by the
paper, cooperating merchants
and firends tor the thousands
of children n Jackson, Hinds
and adjoining counties.
The Picnic will be given at
College Park, Monday, July 13
and as in the past, will pro
vide one whole day for free
food, and supervised recrea
tion for thousands of children.
The MISSISSIPPI ENTER
PRISE FREE CITY-WIDE
PICNIC, originated 21 years
ago by Editor Sarah M. Harvey
in an effort to furnish some
form of entertainment and
recreation for the children of
the city, many of whom have
no other planned recreation
during the entire year, has
grown from the time when
three or four hundred children
were entertained to where
three or four thousands are
entertained, fed and many fur
nished free transportation.
With the opening of College
Park swim pool and added
facilities and the full coopera
tion of the city’s recreation de
partment, this picnic has
grown to be one of the biggest
events of its kind in the state.
This year special invitations
will go to all playground work
ers; all Nursery Schools; all
Vacation Bible Schools: to the
YMCA and YWCA; to Bethle
hem Center; to the Scouts; to
carriers of both the weekly
and daily papers to join in
making this the biggest Picnic
of all times.
A request for refreshments
and service in entertaining
and feeding the thousands of
children will be sent to social,
civic and fraternal organiza
tions and as in the past, it is
expected that they will re
spond.
Watch this paper for more
news of the 1959 MISSISSIPPI
ENTERPRISE FREE KIDDIE
PICNIC . . . For further in
formation call S. M. Harvey,
FL 5-4287 or FL 5-4384.
Carrise Proof
TUTWILER, Miss. — Peter
Hayes, 52, wanted in Chicago
on two changes of murder, was
arrested here by a deputy sher
iff and FBI agents.
He was picked up on a Fed
eral warrant charging unlaw
ful flight to avoid prosecution
for the crime of murder.
The FBI said Hayes had in
his billfold, when arrested, a
story clipped out of a 1957 Chi
cago newspaper which stated:
“Shot by a former boy friend
at her 49th birthday party,
Mrs. Ella Hill of 1136 S. Al
bany Ave., died a few hours
later in Illinois Research Hos
pital. A guest, William Har
rell, 48, of 9216 Harvard Ave.,
who was talking to her at the
party in her home last night,
also was killed. Police are
seeking Peter Hayes ...”
BEAUTY CULTURISTS CITED—Members of the New York State Beauty Culturists
Association held their annual convention recently at the Trade Show Building, New York
City, featuring a number of events including a hair styling contest. Winners of the con
test are shown here receiving plaques from Walter Beamon, New York Coca-Cola Bottling
Company. From left to right are Mr. Beamon, Mrs. Marvin E. Calloway, Director of Educa
tion for the Association, Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Lucille Roberts Schuler, Chairman, Scholar
ship Committee, Brooklyn, N. Y.; and Robert A. Miller, Convention Manager, Bronx, N. Y.
Participants At The Million
Dollar Tea At YMCA, June 28
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LOVELY JULIET DOBBS
BLACKBURN will be guest
consultant at the Million Dol
lar Tea and Fashion Revue
sponsored by Circle No. 2,
Central Methodist Church
Mrs. Annie Mae Mosley, chair
man, on Sunday, June 28, at
the Branch YMCA, North Far
ish Street, between the hours
of 4: and 6: p. m.
Miss Blackburn is a gradu
ate of Spellman College and a
1959 graduate of the New York
University Graduate School of
Retailing where she received
her Master’s of Science De
gree. She is employed as a jun
ior executive by Alexander's
Department Store, Inc., in New
York City where she will be
gin work this fall.
Miss Blackburn is a mem
ber of Delta Sigma Theta Sor
ority, Inc., and is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A.
Blackburn of 1310 West Pearl
St., Jackson, Miss.
CHARMING GUEST MOD
EL — MISS BIRKA JOHNSON
who will be featured as guest
model at the Million Dollar
j Tea and Fashion Revue to be
sponsored on Sunday, June 28
| between the hours of 4:00 and
6:00 p. m., by Circle No. 2, of
Central Methodist Church.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Willard Johnson Sr., 429 Poin
dexter Street, she is a senior
at Fisk University, majoring
I in Business Administration,
i She is a member of Alpha Kap
pa Alpha Sorority.
Since attending Fisk, this
charmer has been elected as
‘Sweetheart’ of the Sphinx club
of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
and “Sweetheart” of the Junior
Class. She is now reigning as
“Sweetheart” of Alpha Phi Al
pha Fraternity at Meharry Me
dical College. You will net
wish to miss seeing this model
i who is considered in the pro
1 fessional class.
NEGRO ARRESTED AFTER
WHISKEY SWINDLE DEAL
A 38-year-old Negro man was
arrested in McComb on char
ges he swindled a Negro
couple from Indianola out of
$456 in what they believed
was a deal to buy whiskey
from the Hinds County Sher
iff Tuesday night.
Chief of Detectives M. B.
Pierce said George Hanna has
been charged with grand lar
ceny. Hanna, released from
Parchman three months ago,
was arrested by McComb po
lice officer John Sharpling,
Chief Pierce said.
Police reccovered $340 of the
couple’s money. Hanna had
given $280 to a Negro woman
in McComb who stored it in
a deep freeze, Chief Pierce
said.
The Negro couple. Ruby Ed
wards and her common-law
husband, Willie Ander
son, complained to Jackson po
lice Tuesday night that they
had paid the money for 12
cases of whiskey which was
to be delivered at the Hinds
County courthouse Tuesday af
ternoon. The Negroes lodged
the complaint when the deal
fell through, Chief Pierce said.
The Edwards woman told
officers Hanna came to her
cafe in Indianola and made a
deal with her to get the whis
key in Jackson “real cheap.’*
Hanna told her he “was con
nected with the sheriff” and
was selling liquor which had
been taken in raids.
After borrowing $500 from
the bank in Indianola, she said
she came to Jackson with An
derson and her son to pick
up the liquor.
Arriving at the Court House,
she waited in a pickup truck
while Hanna, who came to
Jackson in his auto, went to
the steps and talked with a
white man.
A few minutes later, she said
Hanna returned to their truck
and told them to pay him and
drive to the basement and pick
up the whiskey.
After taking the money,
Hanna went out a side door of
the Court House and left for
McComb while the Negroes
from Indianola waited for the
liquor to be loaded onto their
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Ted Taylor, Miss LaVelle, Elmore Morris and Show at Greenwood Elk Hall, July 4
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