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The Mississippi Enterprise
A NEWS SERVICE FOR MISSISSIPPI NEGROES Published Weekly at Jackson, Mississippi 110 East Monument Street — Phone 5-4384 WILLIE J. MILLER . Publisher-Owner SARAH M. HARVEY . Editor WILLIAM HARVEY . Circulation OFFICIAL ORGAN MISS. STATE ELKS SUBSCRIPTION RATES TWO YEARS — $7.00 6 MONTHS — $2.50 1 YEAR — $4.00 Its Good To Check Your Social Security Account Often Everyone who pays social security taxes should check his" social security account regularly. People who don’t sometimes find, too late, that some of their work hasn’t been reported correctly or hasn’t been reported at all. In many cases, the record can’t be corrected be cause the time limit for corrections has run out. In other cases the employer has moved or died and his records are not available. To prevent this, a worker should check his account once every three years. Any errors found can be cor rected, and benefits paid at retirement, disability or death will be the highest possible amount. A card form is available at any social security office for checking your account. A worker who sends the cards to the social security office will get, in return, a statement of his last three years’ credits. Prog ress In Higher Education The 50th annual educational survey of The Crisis magazine reports that 6,708 young colored men and wo men received bachelor degrees from 50 institutions (mostly Negro) participating in the tally, and that total enrollment in these colleges and universities is 68,184. The total is actually much larger because the sur vey does not cover “white” institutions of higher educa tion where, for some reason, there apparently exists no machinery for determining Negro attendance—a job which ought to be done by our Greek letter societies. The number of college-trained Negroes has been growing for the past 40 years at a rate exceeding 5,000 yearly; so if higher education is our salvation, we are rapidly approaching the Promised Land. State Mutual (Continued from Page 1) it is expected that this group will be able to report a sub stantial amount raised before the Territorial kickoff Septem ber 19. A Publicity Committee will be appointed to help carry out a public relations program for the campaign. The Terri torial Division is made up of the Negro businesses and resi dential areas, but does not in clude colored employees in the larger plants or in the schools. Chairman Banks has called a meeting of the Steering Com mittee and all chairmen in his division for Monday, Septem ber 11, for the purpose of completing campaign plans. UGF Campaign Chairman Arthur C. Miller said today, “The Territorial Division is an up-and-coming part of the Uni ted Givers Fund campaign. Its response to this united appeal is admirable, and it is improv ing every year. When it.is con sicered that many colored em ployees, including those in the schools, are not included in the Territorial Division, then the effort and contributions which come from this group can be appreciated more fully. ]• “The leaders in the Terri torial Division are predicting a substantial increase in con tributions this year, and we are expecting great things from them."’ Negro N. O. (Continued on Page 2) “I have been motivated to make this race as I feel that the people of this community j are entitled to have represen l tation in our city government | and I feel that I am most | qualified to represent them as Civil Sheriff of Orleans Par 1 ish.” Alcorn Opens (Continued from page 1) chanting sounds, many new members of the faculty from the Universities of the coun try gave inspiration and hope that the institution will take its place in the firmament as a worthy member in the most exclusive society of colleges. ) Everyone here looks for ward to a history making school year. 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Jackson Emerges Leader of The Five Million Member National Baptist Convention KANSAS CITY, Mo—There were two calls to the messen gers to come to Kansas City, Missouri. One attracted thir teen messengers. The other call was sent out by the Nation al Baptist Convention of which Dr. J. H. Jackson is president, attracted 3900 messengers. Be ing determined to have an elec tion to satisfy the wishes of all. upon the recommendation of the president, the Board of Directors adopted secret bal lots that had been prepared more than a month in advance. These ballots could not be us ed because of an emergency development over which the convention had no control. The opposing group had asked the court to give them a person | to monitor the election. This the court did not have power to do. Dr. Jackson desirous of operating the convention, decided to give the opposition their desire and at the same time carry forward the work of the convention. He there fore suggested to Judge Cly mer. tnat he was going to have Dr. D. A. Holmes to preside over the election, and then asked the court to appoint him as monitor and in the iame act to restrain the opposition from disturbing the worship. This was achieved. The program operated without a hitch until time for the election. Most of the men assisting Dr. D. A. Holmes were members of the '“Taylor Team” so that there could be no alibi or excuses. The results, out of thirty-eight states votes, Dr. Taylor car ried only 10; and Dr. Jackson 28. He carried many of *he eastern states such as Connec ticut, New Jersey and Pennsy lvania. The vast majority of' the south was with him. In his presidential address Dr. Jackson summoned his people to take a greater share in the responsibiilty of racial growth and national develop ment. He called America to answer the staggering ques tions pertaining to the mission and message of human free dom. It was said by some that this was a historic pro zens that will grow into the kind of maturity, vocational mobility, and citizenship w>e need as goals of teaching. D. W. Wilburn, registrar, an nounces registration as fol lows: freshmen students — Sept. 13, upper classmen — Sept. 14-15 (late registration fee begins 8 a. m. Monday morning, Sept. 18, and on Sept. 18. classes begin as the 1961-62 scholastic year moves gradu ally into history. — For Good Taste - Courteous Service — Economy and Quality None Can Compare With .... Phones: FL 5-4707 hFL 5-4708 PEOPLE'S FUNERAL HOME Featuring STANDARD SERVICE — AMBULANCE SERVICE DeLUXE Visit Our NEW HOME 886 N Farish Street Jackson, Miss. - - -l I nouncement and one of the i greatest addresses delivered since Booker T. Washington * Atlanta address. Headlines In (Continued from page 1) Si6,763.33 in extra attorneys’ fees, with nearly half of this amount being the second in* | stallment for city-employed at-' torneys engaged in civil rights ; litigation. The remaining $8. 585.57 will be paid Jackson at* | torney Tom Watkins for his; ; efforts in securing a south Jackson sewer line dur j ing the course of eminent! domain proceedings. A total I ol $21,307.35 has been paid to attorneys engaged in the pro secution of “freedom riders.” since their initial arrest May 24, 1961. “JFK URGED TO ACT NOW ON RIGHTS” Washington, D. C. — The U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Cl 1 11 n rnrvnrf f/x 41 --- v ''V uic President and Congress Sat urday which documents racial denials of the right to vote and recommends remedial legisla tion and executive action. The report, entitled “The Right to Vote’’ is the first of a series of five volumes prepared by the commission on five areas of civil rights: discrimination in voting, education, employ ment, housing and adminis tration of justice. Finding evidence of discrimination in some 100 counties in eight Southern states, the commis sion urged Congress to enact legislation barring states from denying the franchise except on the basis of reasonable age or residence requirements, le gal confinement at the time of registration or election or conviction of a felony. “WHITE DOCTORS ASK INTEGRATION” . . . Atlanta, Ga. — In a large paid ad in a DR. CLIFTON R. JONES, Director of Educational Ac tivities of Alpha Phi Alpha in keeping with his belief—*edu tion of the highest quality to develop leadership that can stand the test’' announces winners of the college student and post graduate scholarship awards. Reading from left to right: Walker Lee Robinson, senior at Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland: Alonzo Ed miston, a junior at Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania; George Smith, a sophomore at Clark College, Atlanta, Geor gia and Ishmael A. Meyers, a senior at Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland, recipients of part of the $8000.00 grant ed to high school and college students for the year 1961 and 1962 as Alpha Phi Alpha’s contribution to better education. Dr. William H. Hale of Langston, Oklahoma, general president of Alpha states that these awards are continuing from year to year and this means that scholarship winners can receive funds through high school, college and post gradu ate studies based on high grade averages. The largest single scholarship endowment covers all col lege expenses for a student at Cornell University where the fraternity was founded in 1906. local daily last week the At lanta Medical Association — a white organization — asked for the immediate and complete desegration of all facilities and services at Atlanta’s huge Grady Memorial Hospital . . . “The Skyscraper of Health.” j It is a move which has long been hoped for by Atlanta’s Negro citizens, who constitute ; 75 per cent of Grady’s pati- j ents. Negro internes are not accepted at Grady, nor can Negro doctors and dentists practice there. The Atlanta Medical Association also rec ommended the acceptance of Negroes in the Fulton County Medical Society; that a rep resentative number of Negroes be placed on the authority staff: that Jocal hospitals, mainly church owned or pri vate drop their color bars, and that all public and private agencies dealing with health “recognize the fact that ill health and disease — unlike personal prejudice respects no particular race, creed or re ligion. PAY YOUR LIGHT BILL AT FERGUSONS FURNITURE EVERYTHING IN Household Furnishings at prices YOU CAN AFFORD EASY TERMS... ... 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Those attending the Nation al Baptist Convention in Kan sas City were: Rev. and Mrs. P. F. Parker; Rev. N. J. Jack son, Rev. Roby Harris, Rev. Percy Gordan, Rev. J. L. Jones, Rev. Siinan Johnson Mrs far oiine Jackson, and Mr* L B Covington Mias Carolyn Ann Jones Ml on the weekend for 1 uskrg*e Institute «here she will en rol! as a student for the com mg year She was tmtirt^an ted hy her Father Mr Willie Jones. Mrs. Mary Kill Single ton, and Mrs. Irene June* Mr and Mrs James Tartt and thetr son. Derrick will be visiting Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Finch in Atlanta, Georgia this week-end. Mrs. Tartt is the Associate Home Demonstra tion agent of Madison County. Mr. Tartt is a student in en gineering at Tuskegee Insti tute. Boycott Ends At Negro School In Gulfport GULFPORT — A boycott at a Negro elementary school Visit Your Neighborhood Business MOMAN'S PLACE Cafe and Varieties Save Time and Money - Courteous Service 847 Carver St. Jackson, Miss. here was apparently aver The* day Moat a# the enrolled he dents at tended Hunt Official* %a»d parent* kept thehr children from attending the school last week because they objected ta an open drain age ditch near the athnat. the condition of the afreet and a dumping area near the area. They *atd all three condi that were corrected to aatiafy the parents. They said about 151 of 192 enrolled student* at tended classes Monday as com pared witv only about 41 at tending last week. Real Estate LOANS Consolidate Your Debts First and Second Mortgage LOANS On Your Home Lots or Acreage MOORE Finance Corp. 122 S. FARISH FL 2-5509 I | 1 Hi B| !■ ■ Tit 123 E. 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