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See The Siamese Twins With Big Gospel Attraction At Masonic Temple, May 3
^ The IV SSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE ^
"Growing With Mississippi"
VOLUME 32 — NUMBER 2__ JACKSON. MISS., SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1961 10 CENTS PER COPY
SIERRA LEONE BECOMES AFRICA’S 27th FREE NATION
On Thursday, April 27, Ser
| ra Leone, located in West Af
fica, became an independent
nation, bringing to a total of
27 the African nations which
todate have attained freedom
from foreign rule. Attending
the country’s ir-dependance
celberation in Freetown were
representatives from the Uni
ted States, England and many
countries throughtout the
world.
A former Crown Colony of
the British, Sierra Leone has
a population of approximately
2,500,000 and an area o 27.925
square miles.
Located between Liberia on
the south and Guinea, which
recently became free of
French rule, the new Sierra
Leone government is to be
modeled after that of the Brit
ish.
Also, the country is to be
come a member of the Brit
ish Commonweath Nations.
I Sir Milton Margai, 61. >s
expected to be prime minis
i ter of the new government,
having served as premier of
me pi uicciui ate government..
Among other government
leaders are Albert Margai, the
premier's brother who is lead
er of the opposition; Dr. John
Karefa - Smart, minister of
lands and survey; I. B. Taylor
Kamara, minister of trade and
industry, and Mohammed
Mustapha. minister of finance,
j Sierra Leone was settled in
1788 and established as a
Crown Colony in 1808.
The population is 99.8 per
cent African. There are less
than 1,000 Europeans, mostly,
English government employ
ees, and about 2.500 Lebanese,
who handle most of the retail
trade.
* The capital is Freetown, a
city which has an annual rain
fall of about 150 inches, a tem
perature which hovers in the
low eighties most of the hot
season and one of the finest
natural harbors in the world.
During World War II, it was
the staging point for Atlantic
convoys.
Freetown also is the site of
Fourah Bay College, which has
been affiliated with Durham
University since 1876, and is
one of the most notable insti
tutions of learning for Afri
cans in Africa.
(Continued on Page 2)
Lady Atty.
Speaks Here
April 30
. .... . .*■-■»-*■ •-•■•■•.v.-- - •
I A woman lawyer, Mrs. Con
; stance B. Motley, who first
. made an appearance in Jack
son during the Gladys Noel
Bates equal teachers salary
case, will return to this city
Sunday, April 30, for the Jack
son City-Wide Woman’s Day.
j Atty. Motley, who is assistant
counsel for the Legal Defense
and Education Fund, will ap
pear at 3:30 p.m., at the Ma
r sonic Temple. She is sponsor
• ed by the City-wide Woman’s
- Committee, which is chaired
by Mrs. A. M. E. Logan.
Joyce Thomas Winner In Elks Beauty-Talent Pageant Show
M sir. v ■fSSs. S 'viS... — —
LOVELY JOYCE THOMAS
(right), young member of the
Junior class at Jackson State
College, was named winner of
the Jackson Elks Beauty Page
ant and Talent Show held at
the Elk’s Auditorium Sunday
night before a near capacity
crowd. Other winners shown
here are: First alternate’s a
ward going to Miss Betty War
ren of Hawkins High School, I
Forest. Miss.; third place was
awarded to Miss Barbara Jean
Warden of Jackson, sponsored
by the Sophisticated Lavaretts
Club; 4th Place by Miss Ruby
Vaughns, sponsored by Lanier
High School and Miss Lula
Clark of Jim Hill was named.
“Miss Personality.”
The Beauty-Talent Show
was held at the Elks Auditor
ium, Sunday night before a
near capacity crowd.
The local elimination beau
ty pageant at the Elks Rest
climaxed a day of activities
that brought Elks from over
the state.
Earlier in the day at the S.
L. Greene Auditorium on
(Continued on Page 2)
State Science
Fair Draws Many
The second annual Science
Fair for the state was held
at College Park Auditorium
on April 20-21, 1961. There
were exhibits on display from
all eight of the Educational
Districts. In all there were
315 of these eye catching en
tries. Included in the 315 dis
plays were the 1st., 2nd. and
3rd. place winners from each
cf the districts in the follow
ing catagories: Biology, Phy
sical Science, Botany, Zoology,
Genetics, Chemistry, Physics,
Engineering, Earth Science,
Math, and Space. Frank Gam
i breel served as State Chair
man for the past two years
and Mrs. Howard of Vicks
burg is co-chairman, and
Principal Spriggs of Laurel is
\ State co-ordinator. Below is a
list of the winners and the
various classes in which they
won:
In the Biological Class and
Division: Roy Louis, Natchez;
Leon Norford, Vicksburg; Dor
othy Bankhead, McNair; and
Jaffe McNeal of Greenwood.
Physical Sciences: V. W.
Long, Plumb Grove; John Dil
lard, Vicksburg; Jimmy Gibbs,
Vicksburg; and Jerry Green of
Fayette.
Botany: Annie R. Johnson,
Gentry High; George Lewis,
Meridian; Johnny Strickland,
Miss. Governor
Lauds Tan Pair
TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. —
Gov. Ross Barnett paid “hon
or and tribute” to two nation
ally famous Laurel colored
citizens wrhen he dedicated the
new training school for color
ed.
The governor expressed the
state’s appreciation for the
achievements of Leontyne
Price and Ralph Boston. The
singer recently made her
Metropolitan Opera debut,
singing the lead in Verdi’s “II
Trovatore.” Boston last year
won the Olympic broad jump
crown.
Mis.- Price and Boston
were out of the state during
the ceremony here.
Forest; Shirley Middleton, Jim j
Hill; and Patricia Nixon,
Greenwood.
Zoology: Robert McGlothin,
Meridian; Sussie Williams,
: Greenwood; Maxine Hayes,
Lanier; Pernila Stimley, La
nier; Gloria Brantley, Gentry
High; and Jerry Jones of 5th
(Continued on Page 2)
125 On JSC
Dean's List
One hundred and five stu
dents are recorded on the
Dean’s List for the 1961 Win
ter Quarter at Jackson State
College. Heading the list with
a 3.0 average is Rosie B.
Pearson, a senior social
science major. A native of
Jackson, Mississippi, she is a
graduate of Jim Hill High
School. FollQwing close behind
are Dorothy Coleman, a mus
ic major from Carver High
School, Gadsden, Alabama:
Mary Alderman, another mu
sic major, from Oak Park
High School, Laurel; and
Jimmie Franklin, a senior po
litical science major from
Meridian’s T. J. Harris High
School.
Other honor students in
clude Ruby Magee, 2.79; Betty
Henley, 2.78; Arthur Love
Williams, 2.71; Arthur Lewan
ika, 2.72; Johnnie Marshall.
2.70; Leroy Smith, 2.69; Bev
erly Gardner, 2.67; Florence
Hodge and Yvonne Jackson,
2.63; Louise Williams and
Robert Woodard, 2.60; Mymie
Collins, 2.59: Harvis Haw
thorne, 2.57; Albert Chandler,
2.55; Mary Meredity and An
nie Moffett, 2.54; Benjamin
Bradley, 2.53; Margaret Cat
chings, 2.50; McKinley Mar
tin and Melvin Woods, 2.47;
Nathan Hunter, 2.46; Lonnie
i McCallum, 2.45; Anita Bing
ham and Wilma King, 2.44;
Alvin Washington, 2.42;
Gladys Nelson, 2.41; Cleve
McDowell, 2.39; James Mere
dith, Elwyn Grimes and Walt
er Jackson, 2.37; Daisy Bell,
2.36; Ruther Conner, 2.35;
Gloria Allen, William Brass
field, Leonard Fairley, Myrtle
(Continued on Page 2)
Lanier Wins
State Fair
Honors
Two Lanier High School
science projects best compe
tition in both the local and
district science fairs and went
on to cop the first-place rib
bons in the State Science Fair
recently held at the College
Park Auditorium.
The winning projects were
in biology (Class V) by Max
ine Haynes, and earth science
(Class V) by Barbara Bell.
In addition to the two first
place honors Lanier students
won five third-place ribbons.
Patricia Stewart and Chris
tine Coleman together won
one third-place honor in biol
ogy. Other winners of third
places in biology wrere Bettye
Palmer* Curtistine Gross and
Pernila Stimley. Working as
a team, Curvator Harvey and
Lorene Weathersby took third
place in physics (Class VI).
Lionell B. Frazer, Jr., a stu
dent at Holy Ghost High
School, won first place in this
category.
When asked if this marked
the end of competition for the
state winners, R. B. Harris,
chairman of Lanier’s Science
Department, said that any
projects deemed worthy would
be sent to the reg onal fair.
Instructors of these young
science students, whose pro
jects won the acclaim of the
judges and the spectators, are
Mrs. Dorothy Young, Mrs.
Grace B. Sweet, and R. B.
Harris.
New Bus Drivers
ATLANTA — The Atlanta
Transit System will soon be
gin training two of its colored
maintenance employes as bus
and trolley drivers. Robert L.
Sommerville, president, an
nounced. The drivers, he said
will not be restricted to color
ed residential areas.
The company has about 1.
000 employes; some 800 of
them, all white, are driv
ers.
Tallahasee, Fla., is the only
other Deep South city using
colored bus drivers, it was re
vealed.
HISTORY OF THE JONES
SIAMESE TWINS (Yvonne
and Yvette Jones McCarther)
OF LOS 'TELES, CALI
FORNIA t*e Born: May 14,
1949 Los Angeles, Califor
nia. They spent the first twen
ty-three months of their lives
in the General Hospital in Los
Angeles. There is one blood
stream that flows through the
head from one child to the
other. There are two different
personalities. They are nor
mal in every respect. Very in
dependent, active, and happy
at all times.
They are the fourteenth
children born to their mother j
Mrs. Willie B. Jones McCar
ther. They have been in the
Gospel field since they were
five years old. They were
trained the love of God at the
age of three years.
They are loveable. They like
all people regardless to their
race, creed or color. Their
mother hasn’t had any other
means to support them. Trav
elling is their sole security.
(Continued on Page 2)
I
| Harmonia Music Club Sponsors
35th Annual Musical Festival j
Harmonia Music Club, Inc.
is observing NATIONAL MU
SIC WEEK, May 7 through
12, 1961. The Festival will
open with an Extravaganza
Musical Tea on Sunday, May
7, at the YMCA, 806 N. Farish
Street between the hours of
4 and 6 p.m.
Other programs for the
week are:
Monday, May 8 at 7:30 p. m.
j — SCHOOL PROGRAM, Col
lege Park Auditorium
Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.
I — 7:30 p.m. — PIANO AND
j VOICE RECITAL
Faith Presbyterian Church,
2219 Morton Avenue
Thursday, May 11, 8:00 p.m.
— CHOIR PROGRAM, New
Hope Baptist Church; Whit
field Mill Road
Friday, May 12. 8:00 p. m.
— BEETHOVEN MUSIC
CONCERT, College Park Au
ditorium
There will be free admis
sion to each of these pro
grams. All music lovers and
the general public are invited
to attend these programs.
Mrs. Enda E. Lovelace,
President
Miss Hattye E. Rose
man, Secretary
Alcorn Grads Get
Scholarships and
Assistantship
Thomas Patterson, biology
major, got a Woodrow Wilson
Fellowship and a Southern
Foundation award for further
study in his field of interest.
Henry Womack, graduate of
Coleman High, Greenville,
Mississippi, biology major,
has been offered an assistant
ship at Wayne University.
Roy Thigpen has been
awarded a scholarship at the
University of Illinois.
Three graduates in indus
trial arts passed the govern
ment examination with flying
colors and are in position to
get jobs in their field.
African Prof.
To Speak At
Hope Spring
The Hope Spring Missionary
Baptist Church Senior Choir
will present Prof. Steven Kwa
sirpui of Africa, in a spring
entertainment Sunday night,
April 30, at 7 o'clock.
Prof. Kwasirpui is a Econom
ic Instructor at Tougaioo Sou
thern Christian College. You
will miss a treat if you miss
this great speaker. There will
be a reception in the church
basement following the pro
gram.
The church is located on
Livingston Road, on the north
side of Lake Hi-Co.
Bro. Haven Williams, pres., j
Sis. Thelma Gipson and Sis
Lucille Williams, program
chairman, Rev. R. L. White,
pastor.
Mrs. Bolen
Elected to Phi
Kappa Lambda
* I
Mrs. Joyce Johnson, Bolen,
choir director and men ber of
the music faculty at Alcorn
A. & M. College, has been
elected for membership by the
Zeta Chapter of Phi Kappa
Lambda, a national honorary
music society. Phi Kappa
Lambda requires superior
scholarship, musicianship and
le^aership as its requisites for
membership.
The Zeta Chapter is at the
University of Illinois where
Mrs. Bolden took a graduate
degree in the area of music.
A graduate of Fisk Univer
sity and the University of Illi-!
nois, Mrs. Bolden has done
graduate work at Harvard. Af
ter having distinguished her
self as the director of the
Utica Junior College, she has
been on the faculty at Alcorn
' (Continued on Page 2)
Hinds County
Festival A Success
By Sarah M. Harvey
“Music from Elementary
School Through College
Lanier To
Unveil Its Mono
Lanier High School's 36th
annual commencement exer
cises will begin Thursday.
April 27, with the unveiling of
the motto, in the schoo. audi
torium at 8 p. m.
The graduating class of 1961
currently lists 151 prospective
graduates, who will make pub
lic on this occasion their fav
orite philosophical gem, chos
en to inspire them toward the
rich, full life.
With the exception of the
annual Junior - Senior Prom,
the general public is invited to
attend all commencement ac
tivities, a full schedule of
which will be released later.
Years” could well have been
the title of the unique Festi
val presented at College Park
Auditorium recently, the occa
sion being the annual musical
event of the Hinds County
Schools, under the direction of
Mrs. Doris B. Greene, Music
Supervisor.
The supervisors' efforts this
year were to give to the young
people thruout the county an
opportunity to become famil
iar with and to gain a greater
appreciation for music as writ
ten by the world’s greatest
composers. Always anxious to
contribute to the cultural
growth of those young people
in her charge, Mrs. Greene,
each year, since its inception,
six years ago, has made her
Festival programs creative
ventures, each being original
and of a different type from
the others.
| Because the emphasis this
year is on learning to enjoy
! (Continued on Page 2)
The Five Royales and Orchestra
To Be Next Big Attraction at
Stevens Rose Room, Sun., May 3.
Prize Given for Best Dance Couple
vTHE WYE ROYALES
Promoter W. J. Miller has
announced that the next Big
Named Attraction at Stevens
Rose Room will be the Five
i Roy ales and Orchestra, play
ing for the Annual Play
Clothes Dance, Sunday night,
May 14. Two Cash Prizes will
be given at this dance. 1 for
the couple wearing the most
attractive Play Clothes; 1 for
the Best Dancing Couple. Per
sons who wish to compete
must register at the Office
of The Mississippi Enterprise,
Saturday before the dance.
Advance Tickets.$1.75
. At Door . $2.00
Tax Incl. Advance Tickets
Sold at: Miss Enterprise, Har
mon Drug, King The Taylor,
Momans Cafe, B. B. Beauty
I Shoppe, Percy Simpsons, Jo
bie Record Shop; Zebra Mo
tel and Village Grill in Touga
i loo; Tollivers Cafe in Canton
1 _Dine and Dance to the
5 Royales at Stevens Rose
I Room, May 14.
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The Five Roy ales To Play For Play Clothes Dance Stevens, Sun. May Fl
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