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Jesse Hill and Ork. At Stevens Rose Room July 2 — Bermuda Shorts Dance
The MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE W "Growing With Mississippi" .- -■ . ii ■ ii ——————————————■ '■ ' — — — ■- ^^^— VOLUME 30 — NUMBER 11 JACKSON, MISS., SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1960 “ 10 CENTS PER COPY ~ "" ' " " I I ' I " — — —-——■ I" ■ ■ . ■■ .... - Paper Set Aug. 1 For Free City-Wide Picnic NEGRO MARKETMEN FOR COKE Hold Chicago Sessions —Above is group of Negro market representatives who held a one-day workshop on “The Status of Coca-Cola in the Market Place,” following the 7th Annual Market Clinic and Convention of the Nation al Association of Market De velopers, May 19-21 in Chica go. Left to right are Taylor Cox, Detroit; Jack Moore, At lanta; Charles Boone, Colum bia, S. C.; Walter Lay, St. Louis; William Nabors, Mem phis; Moss H. Kendrix, work shop chairman, Washington, D. C.; James Brown, Chicago; Joseph Williams, Cleveland; John Fleming, Charleston, S. C.; Silas Purnell, Chicago; Jesse Lewis, Birmingham; Clif ton Matthews, Winston-Salem, . C.; and Kendrix Organiza tion associates James Ward and Otis N. Thompson Jr., of Washington, D. C. with the ex ception of Messrs. Kendrix, Ward and Thompson, these men serve bottlers of Coca Cola in the cities from which they come. Kendrix heads The Moss H. Kendrick Organiza tion in Washington, which ser ves The Coca-Cola Company. Alcorn College Began Its 36th Annual Summer Session June 6 More than 600 summer tea chers gathered in historic Oakland Chapel to get a wel come from President J. D. Boyd as he greeted the 36th Annual and continuous sum mer session. The President gave his personal knowledge of the struggle summer teach ers have as they attempt to realize objectives and goals set in their hearts. He remind ed the audience that he at tended the first summer ses sion for teachers at Alcorn College in 1934. Pointing out the inspiration, information, and experiences he received as a background for the development of his ca reer, Mr. Boyd gave credit to that summer session for the beginning of his development and growth into the personal Iity he embodies. Dr. George Roberts, master of ceremonies, presented the heads of the several divisions and departments. After pre senting Dr. Jesse A. Morris of the Division of Agriculture, Mrs. Dorothy G. Gray of the Division of Home Economics, Dr. E. E. Simmons, Director of Physical Education, Dr. Ma rianne E. Musgraves, Chair man of the Division of Eng lish, Dr. Gerard Neptune, Chairman of the Science De partment, and Mr. N. C. Bu Iford of the Division of Me chanical Arts, he called atten tion to the fact that Dr. James H. Fortenberry had been giv en the job of directing the summer school. Fitting remarks were made by Dean Rudolph E. Waters, and J. Hall Bolden was given the task of presenting the rest of the members of the faculty. In his closing remarks, Dr. Roberts reminded the students that summer school was not a holiday and reiterated Presi dent Boyd's well-expressed hope in his address that sum mer teachers should apply themselves and go back to their communities richer for the rewarding experiences and capable of making greater sontributions to the commun ity life. The department of agricul tural education is conducting a Shortcourse for agriculture teachers. It is a course that, traditionally, follows the Shortcourse by 4-H'ers. Negro Sets New Jet Plane Record ATLANTA, Ga. — Captain Joseph Blaylock, 34. a former Atlanta resident and a former railway mail clerk — a Negro —was the pilot of the U. S. Air Force KC135 jet tanker that flew non-stop from Ya kot.a Air Base in Japan to Sey mour Johnson Field at Golds boro, N. C., matching a world speed record set by a plane piloted by Gen. Curtis LeMay last year. Blaylock is a native of Al bany, Ga. He flew his aircraft 7.175 miles at an average of 573 miles per hour. Jesse Hill, Creator Of Ooh Poo Pah Doi And Other Tunes, To Bring Orch. To Stevens Rose Room, July 2, To Play For Bermuda Shorts Dance; Two Prizes Given Promoter Willie J. Miller and the management of beau tiful STEVENS ROSE ROOM, join together in inviting all dance and music lovers to DINE AND DANCE on Satur day night, July 2, to the music of JESSE HILL and HIS OR CHESTRA. This pre-Fourth of July Berumda Shorts Dance is expected to be one of the best, so plan now to attend. JESSE HILL’S new record ing, OOH POO PAH DOI is now 4th on the list of this week’s Top Tunes. Just don your Bermuda Shorts and other Play cloth es and come on out to Stevens Rose Room early, DINE and DANCE. . . Two prizes will be given for the couple wear ing the best Bermuda Shorts. ADVANCE TICKETS, $1.75, At Door $2.00, Tax Incl. Tab les sold on First Come basis. $1.00. . . Buy your Advance Tickets at: Mississippi Enter - k * JESSIE HILL prise; Franks Blue Note, Har mon Drug, The Leader Store, King The Tailor, Shaw Credit Clothiers, Percy Simpsons, Charles Wilsons, The Zebra Motel, Momans Place in Tou galoo, Tollivers in Canton. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS FLOYD PATTERSON, who Monday night, after giving In gemar Johansson a thorough battering that was climaxed by two knockdowns that left the Swede out cold for some three minutes, not only brou ght the heavyweight boxing championship title back to the United States, but be came the first man in ring history to win back the heavy crown. Patterson is said to have earned about $500,000 from what shaped up as the “richest fight”in history. Jo hansson is said to have re ceived a similar sum. Patter son’s explosive left hooks floored Ingemar twice in the fifth round for a knockout be fore 31,892 spectators. Patter son was given special train ing for this fight by Ex-Champ Joe Louis. CHARLES W. ANDERSON, Louisville, Ky., attorney and alternate delegate to the Uni ted Nations was killed June 14 in a grade crossing acci dent near Bagdad, Ky. Mr. An derson who served 12 years as a member of the Kentucky legislature before resigning to become Assistant Common wealth Attorney for the 30th Judicial District of Kentucky was also a former president of the National Bar Associa tion. In 1935 Atty. Anderson became the first Negro mem ber elected to a southern state legislature since Reconstruc tion. He was re-elected five consecutive times. In 1945, he was awarded the Howard Uni versity Alumni Award for dis tinction in law and govern ment. He was a most eloquent speaker on at least two occa sions at Central Methodist Church in Jackson, Miss. BOBBY HILL, 14 year old son of Air Force Staff Sgt. Henry Hill of Waycross, Ga., was cited in a White House ceremony last week as the first winner of the People-to People award as a result of his efforts in the raising of more than $400,000 for medi cal supplies which were sent to the hospital operated by Dr. Albert Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa. MRS. EVA L. BOWMAN, a former inspector and examin er in the Tennessee State di vision of Cosmetology, is the first Negro woman to run for a seat in the Tennessee legis lature. She announced her candidacy last week and states she will run in the August 4, Democratic primary. In-Service Teachers In Vocational Agriculture Close Workshop Mr. A. D. Fobbs, Associate Professor of Agricultural Ed ucation and Director of Teach er Training, announced that 75 in-service teachers in Vo cational Agriculture did a fine job in giving full and whole hearted participation in the shortcourse held on the cam pus at Alcorn College, this week. President J. D. Boyd wel comed the Vocational Agricul ture teachers at a convocation held in the assembly room of Eunice Powell Hall. He prais ed the service the vocational agriculture teachers render in their communities and gave a challenge to them as they face the quality teaching demand ed in an era of scientific rev olution. Mr. Allen D. Fobbs was mas ter of ceremonies. Dr. Jesse A. Morris, Director of Agri culture, brought greetings and there was an address delivered by Mr. A. P. Fatherree, State Dr. Kincheloe Honored By Tougaloo Dr. Samuel C. Kincheloe, president of Tougaloo South ern Christian College, was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letter by the College during recent commencement exercises. Mr. S. C. Meisburg, a mem ber of the Board of Trustees of the College, in conferring the degree said: “This degree is granted in recognition of your service to humanity in the fields of religion and edu cation by the Board of Trus tees of Tougaloo Southern Christian College.” Dr. Kincheloe, who is the seventh president of the nine ty-one year old college, will retire on August 31. After his retirement from Tougaloo he will accept a new position as head of the Department of Church and Society at the newly organized Interdenomi national Theological Center, representing four denomina tions, on the campus of Atlan ta University, Atlanta, Ga. Faubus Appoints Two Negroes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —Gov. Orval Faubus has appointed two Negroes to the board of directors of two Negro institu tions. A. E. Woods of Menifiee was appointed to the board of Arkansas A M & N College, while J. P. Hammonds, also of Menifee, was appointed to replace Woods on the board of the Negro Boys Industrial School at Wrightsville. Supervisor of Agricultural Ed ucation. The meeting got off to a fine start as the atmos phere was supersaturated with information and inspiration. Many outstanding individ uals participated in the in structional program. Mr. G. G. Powell, Jr., Farm Mechanics Technician, State Department of Education, discussed: ‘plan ning the farm mechanics in structional program,’ and Mr. W. C. Boykins, Head of the Agricultural Engineering De partment, Alcorn College, gave an excellent presentation in farm mechanics. Mr. V. P. Winstead, Assistant Supervis or of Agricultural Education, State Department of Educa tion, led the discussion: “plan ning and executing the local FA Chapter of work. Mr. A. G. Gordon, Teacher Trainer in Agriculture, Alcorn College, gave an excellent presentation on the FA Chapter. Farm Mechanics and the NFA program was the under lying theme of the shortcom ings. The whole group partici pated in many and varied dis cussions in those two areas of thought during the week. The teachers were helped and the atmosphere was kept whole some and palatable as they ex changed ideas and recharged their batteries for the job that lay ahead. The social activities of the week were highlighted by a coke hour conducted by the (Continued on Page 2) Poro Graduates To Hear Mrs. L. J. Marshall, June 26 JACKSON, Miss. — Mrs. Ca therine Langston, Director of the Jackson Poro School of Beauty Culture, located at 240 Bell Street, announces the 1960 Graduation eercises for Sunday, June 26 at 3:30 P. M., College Park Club House and extends to the general public a cordial invitation to attend this program. The graduates are fortunate in having as their guest spea ker for the occasion, Mrs. L. J. Marshall, wife of the prin cipal of Hill High school and an educator in her own rights, one well versed out of her many and varied experiences able to bring them a message that is sure to be informative, interesting and inspiring. Mrs. Marshall received her B. A. degree from Jackson State College; her Master’s degree from Chicago Univer sity and has worked with the Family Service Association, as a social case worker since 11945. » JACKSON, Miss. — This week the management of the Mississippi Enterprise began plans for the 22nd Annual Free Mississippi Enterprise sponsored city-wide Picnic giv en in cooperation with mer chants and friends for the thousands of children in co operation with merchants and friends for the thousands of children in Jackson, many of whom have no other form of planned recreation during the entire year. As in years past, the Picnic will be given at College Park Monday, August 1, and from all indications, this year’s pic nic is destined to be the big gest in the history of the city Already friends and mer chants have begun to donate to this worthy cause. The Mississippi Enterprise Free Kiddie Picnic, original ed 21 years ago by Editor Sa rah M. Harvey in an effort tc furnish some form of enter tainment and recreation for children of Jackson has grown from the time when three or four hundred children were entertained to where thou sands are entertained, fed and furnished transportation. With the opening of College x-aiK awimmmg r'ooi ana aa ded facilities and the full co operation of the city’s recrea tion department, this picnic has grown to be one of the big gest events in the state. It is hoped this year that a committee, headed by Mrs Rosie Redmond of West Pear] Street, will begin now, mak ing plans for the serving and entertaining of the large crowd expected. Watch this paper for more news of the 22nd Free Kiddie Picnic to be given at College Park, Monday, August 8 and to which children from over the state are invited. Stokes Endorsed XENIA, Ohio — Wilberforce University president, Dr. Rem bert Stokes, received endorse ment from the associate board of trustees in session here as a connectional candidate for Episcopal honors at the 1964 general conference of the AME Church. Bishop Eugene C. Hatcher, board chairman, in making the announcement stated that Dr. Stokes had made an out standing contribution in the progress of Wilberforce Uni versity, and was worthy of his church’s highest honor. Sisters Meet Each Other For First Time Saturday By Cecil Walton State Times Staff Writer Two young sisters met Sat urday evening for the first time in their lives. When they were babies, at separate times, they were a dopted by two cousins, one liv ing in Jackson and the other living in Chicago, 111. The adoptions began when Mrs. Melvina Perry of Chica go came to Jackson and adop ted a baby girl named Ruth Ann. She carried the child back to Chicago and began her young life. A few years later, Mrs. Hat tie Pickins of 200 Bell street in Jackson adopted a baby girl named Harriet Ann. She took the child into her home and began her young life. The two little girls were sis ters. Hundreds of miles apart they grew into girls, in com pletely different environments and aware of a sister some where in a distant part of the country. As the years moved slowly, (Continued on Page 2) Wright Named Curriculum Asst. For Jackson's Negro Schools The Board of Trustees, of Jackson Municipal Separate School District through VV. M. Buie, President, has announ ced the appointment of Amos W. Wright, Curriculum As sistant for the colored school division of the Jackson Pub lis Schools, effective July 1, 1960. Professor Wright will be responsible to James Gooden, Director of Colored Schools, with offices at 1060 Lynch St. As curriculum assistant for the colored school ision, Wright will serve as coordi nator of various activities within the curriculum deve lopment program in coopera tion with R. B. Layton, Direc tor of Curriculum for the lo cal school system. These duties w’ill involve su pervision in the areas of de partmental program of stu dies and planning, evaluation of instructional materials, as sisting with in-service profes sional iprovement of the tea ching staff, and interpretation of instructional procedures to parents and to the general public. Professor Wright is a native of Jackson, 40 years of age, married, has three children, and resides at 1237 Pittsburg Street. He is a 1937 graduate of Lanier High school, and holds the A. B. degree from Alcorn A. and M. College and the M. T. degree from Tuske gee Institute. For the past 19 years he has served as high school teacher, elementary school principal, and high school principal in the Brook haven Public schools. ■ _ m i Negro, Elected, 2 Lose in S. Carolina BEAUFORT, S. C. — Two Negroes failed in their bids for public office, but one was elected a district director, the first of his race to hold that distinction here since recon struction. Elected was Leroy Browne, son of a former teacher at Penn School. He polled 344 votes, defeating incumbent Grady Russ, who got 123 votes and David Jones, who polled 170. Two other Negroes seeking office in the state were defeat ed. They were the Rev. H. O. Harvey running for the State Legislature in Orangeburg Co unty, and the Rev. W. M. Bow man, seeking a similar post in Richland County. But in the case of the Rev. Mr. Harvey, it marked the first time since 1890 that a Negro candidate of Orange burg County qualified and ran for a seat in the House of Rep resentatives. He is a graduate of Claffin College and a far mer in addition to being a minister. The Rev. Mr. Harvey gain ed 1,588 votes of 9,600 cast.. The Negro vote was divid ed, while the white vote re mained solid. Of the 700 Ne gro votes cast in Suburban I, the Rev. Mr. Harvey receiv ed only 572. No effort was made by the Harvey Cam paign Committee to influence Negroes to vote in a bloc.