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W The MISSISSIPPI ENTERPRISE W The Vicksburg Enterprise "Growing W ith Mississippi’ The Greenwood Enterprise Volume 34 — Number 1 Vicksburg, Miss. Volume 23 — Number 19 Greenwood, Miss. VOLUME 34 — NUMBERl ~ JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1963 10 CENTS PER COPY ON THRESHER Seaman George Bracey, 43, son of Mrs. Lela Bracey of 317 Clifton Street, was serving on board the ill-fated submarine Threeher when it was lost with 129 men a week ago in the At lantic. Bracey attended elementary and high school here and moved to Chicago. He later enlistea in the Navy and had served for nearly 19 years before making the final voyage with the Thresher. His mother said he called her only a feiw days be fore the sub’s tragic run and seemed in good spirits. H had visited Jackson about two years ago. Mrs., Brafcfcywas notified by the Navy that the ship was lost intnediately following the accident Sadie W. Caldwell Hall Dedication. And Baccalaureate Service at Piney ^ oods School The Dedication of the Sadie W. Caldwell Hall will take ptacc di t-iuey woous school, Piney Woods, Mississippi Sun day, May 5, at 10:00 a. m. The Dedicatory Address will be delivered by Mr. Rex I. Brown, Chairman Emeritus of the Mississippi Power and Light Company, Jackson. Others participating on this program will be The Reverend Mrs. Ethel O. McAninch, Hast ings, Nebraska, Mr. H. Vaughn Watkins, Jackson, Mr. Everett D. Reese, Columbus, Ohio, The Reverend Hamilton G. Reeve, Valley Forge, Pennsyl vania, and Dr. Laurence C. Jones, President, Piney Woods School. The Baccalaureate Service will be held Sunday, May 5, at 5:00 p. m. in the Chandler Auditorium, Piney Woods School, Piney Woods, Missis sippi. The Baccalaureate Address will be delivered by The Rev erend Hamilton G. Reeve, Val ley Forge, Pennsylvania. “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and other Spirituals will be rendered by the stu dent body, as well as selec tions by the Glee Club. The public is invited to at tend both of these exercises. Tougaloo Players To Produce Play. Fri. - Sat. "Death of a Salesman,” the spring production of the Tougaloo Players, will be presented Thurs day, Friday and Saturday at Tougaloo Southern Christian Col lege in Ballard Hall. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Arthur Miller’s American classic is a character drama dealing with the disillusioned salesman, Willy Laman (Robert Honeysucker) whose failure to meet his material istic standards of success has forced him to retreat into a dream world. Willy’s two sons (Walter Mitchell and Frank MeCune) are also trapped by their father’s false ideals. Linda, his wife (Mamie Dunmore), recognises her family dilemma but, because of her de votion to Willy, she never tries to destroy his fantasies. Other characters in this drama are played by James Armstrong, Dianella Williams, Stephen Rut ledge, Albert Williams, Camelia Sheppard, Herbert Hurd, Marion Gillion, Rosie Mare Sias, Nellie Thornton and P. W. Hutchinson, who is also the director of the production. Sumner Hill Installs FBLA Chapter CLINTON, Miss. — An In stallation Team from Sumner Hill High School, Clinton, Mississippi chapter of Future Business Leaders of America installed the Burglund High School chapter of FBLA in Me Comb, Mississippi on Wednes day, April 24 in the Burglund High School auditorium. Char ter members and officers were: Dorothy Moore, Presi dent, Claudette Spears, Vice President, Brenda Jennings, Secretary, G e n a r y Brown, Brown, Treasurer, Clara Cros sley, Business Manager, Su san James, Reporter; Joyce Marie Hughes, Sylvia Ann Martin, Sandra P. Ashley, Odeal Todd. The installation team consisted of Irene Bing ham, Willardean Smith, Miss Sumner Hill; Hildreth Adams, Tennie Valma Robinson. Bes sie Smith, Clyde Yarbrough; and Miss Inez G. Gray, State Co-ordinator of Negro Chap ters of FBLA and Sponsor of the Sumner Hill High School chapter. Mis. t,. McMullen is sponsor of the Bur gland Chap ter and Mr. W. L. Tobias, Sr. is principal. The principal of Sumner Hill High School is Mr. L. P. Johnson. Africans Say Church Must Meet Change KAMPALA. Uganda — Over 350 delegates from non-Cath olic Christian churches in 42 African territories and coun tries are meeting here in a conference on a “renewed church in New' Africa.” The 10-day conference opened recently in Makerere College by constituting itself as a permanent organization. The conference basic theme is “Freedom and Unity in Christ — Towards a Renew'ed Church in New Africa.” Topics being discussed are: “The life of the church,” “Social, national and interna tional responsibility of the church.” “Christian education and youth” and Formal edu cation, and literature, and mass media.” Harmonia’s Music Festival Begins Sunday FINAL REPORT GIVEN Over $120,000Raised For Marino YWCA Nearly $120,000 has been raised in the YWCA Marino Branch capital funds Campaign, it was reported Tuesday at the final re port luncheon on the last official day of the campaign. Miss Ann Hewitt, member of the YWCA Board of Directors and chairman of organization Funeral Rites For Mr. Dock Parmley Held April 30 Funeral services for the late Mr. Dock Parmley, well known musician, who at the time of his death was associated with his brother, Mr. Luke Parm ley in his business establish ment. Mill & Oakley Street Cafe, were held, Tuesday, April 30, in the Friendship M. B. Church, Rev. L. H. Newson, pastor, officiating. The son of the late Mr. Har mon Parmley and Mrs. Sallie Oliver Parmley, the deceased was a native of Conway, South Carolina. He had lived in Jackson since 1929. He was married to Mrs. An na Bell Hicks Parmley and to this union, seven children were born. He was best known for his great musical ability, the pro fession that he loved. He was a member of Friend shin M. B. Church. Mr. Parmley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Bell Parmley, his children, Anna Bell, Dorothy Ann, Gloria Jean, Edna, Dock, O’Neal and Lorraine; two brothers, Mr. Edmond ‘Luke’ Parmley, Jackson; Mr. Parmley, Phila delphia. Pa.; a niece, Mrs. Al bertine Sanders, Jackson; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida G. Parm ley, other relatives and friends. Active Pallbearers: Luther Hill, Joe Dyson, Duke Hud dleston, Lawrence Johnson, Chambliss Mead, Dave Camp bell. Honorary Pallbearers: Joe White, Atty. Sidney Tharpe, Leon Bradford, Jeff Ranson, Dutch Rosby. Richard H. Young, Edward N. Lee, Sr. J. W. Casey, W. J. Summers J. E. Conic, James Oliver, D D. Shepherd, James Mitchell J. W. Wilson, H. M. Jones Flower Bearers were. Daugh ters of Grace Jones Temple of Elks. Interment was in Wil low Park Cemetery. Arrange ments were in charge of Peo ples Funeral Home, Inc. CARD OF THANKS We take this method of ex pressing thanks and apprecia tion to our many friends for kindness and sympathy shown at the death of our son and brother, the late Theodore Harris. We were especially grateful for beautiful cards, telegrams and flowers, all of which made our sorrow easier to bear. Signed: Father, Essiz Harris and brothers. and finance,. made the report, said part of the money already had been used to finish paying the $55,000 for the lot on which the new building will be put. Presiding at the luncheon at the Central “Y” was Mrs. Ruth Simmons, president of the YWCA Board of Directors, who thanked the men who have handled the building fund campaign for the YWCA branch. MRS. WARD SINGS A treat for the 120 attending was the singing of Cecilia Ward, mezzo soprano of New York City and Alexandria, La., who had been appearing in Jackson as guest artist at the First Bap tist Church revival and at a Belhaven College concert. Ralph Hester, who, with W. P. McMullan, Jr., is chairman of the branch building imd drive, said all the campaign- cards are not in yet, that some of them am due soon from 64 of tHe ftfy, aad that it ia JiopM g final fatal cm be tabulated by Hay lit Ho jJraised the eampaigB workers who, u lest ihjn a First Annual Conservation Dav at Alcorn •> The first annual conference on Conservation - Resource Use Education was observed as Con servation Day at Alcorn A & M. College. Friday, April 28, with Prof. Robert L. Hannon, assist ant professor of Social Science, as program coordinator. The theme was “Alcorn A. & M. College Meeting the Challenge of the Mis sile Age Through An Expanded Program in Conservation And Re source Use Education.” The pro gram was dedicated to the 1962 63 graduating class of the Col lege. One hundred in - service ele mentary teachers, 10 principals, 300 elementary majors and sen iors were in attendance. Greetings were extended by J. D. Boyd, president of the college. Topic for discussion was: “How the Elementary School Teacher Can Make Use of Mississippi Con servation Agencies In Order to Enrich the Insructiorfal Program in Conservation Resource Use Education”. Discussion Leaders were: By num L. Meeks, District Forester, Mississippi forestry commission, Brookhaven: Jim C. Leachman. conservationist, International Pa per Company, Natchez: R. C. Flanagan, area conservationist. 1 Soil Conservation Service, Jack son: W. E. Amons, Negro leader. Agricultural Extension, Jackson; R. C. Paige, Negro county agent, Brookhaven. Other Discussion Leaders were Miss Mary Williams, West Ele mentary School. Natchez, P r o f. John Dow, Mullins Elementary School, Mrs. Geneva Collins. Ad dision High. Port Gibson; E. T. James, Assistant Superintendent, and Elementary Supervisor, Natchez City School System. On Saturday the Forest Queen Festival was held with Miss Nina R. Pool. 1962-63 Forest Queen, and John Smith, president of the Forestry Club, in charge. Queen attendants were Misses Eva Ross, Miss Martha Brown and Johnnie B. Collins, Vice President Forestry Club. Climaxing the activities on Sat urday was the Forest Queen Con test and Special program for jun I ior college seniors. A Dance, final | elimination and presentation of ! 1963-64 Forest Queen and attend ants completed the program. CHICAGO — Eugene (Jug) Ammons, tenor sax ace. may be blowing his "boss" horn only behind bais from here on out. Ammons. 37. was sentenced here to life in prison fol lowing his conviction on a charge of selling heroin. This is the second "out" called on Ammons who. cur rently. is seivitig a 2-10 year sentence in Illinois State Peni tentiary for possession of nar cotics. Also, he must serve a! least 20 years of the new *en »on<-e before parole can he con sidered. month for general solicitation and in less than six weeks for advance gifts, have raised well over half the $205,000 goal for the new building. BREAKDOWN GIVEN Breakdown of funds raised by each section were: Central advance gifts, $81,582.50; central genval solicitation, $17,469.50; an4 branch campaign organization, 9&30VJ6. White and Hegro citizens of Jatikaoa h«vn worked together thronghont this campaign, which was held to raise funds to build a new YWCA building for Negro women and girls. State Usher Head Announces Dates of National Meet i I I J E. McNeamer, founder and SUf.e President of the United Church Ushers of Mississippi, affiliated with the National United Church Ushers Asso ciation of America, Inc., an nounces that the National Convention of this organiza tion will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 22-26, 1963. After having organized the first Usher Board in the city of Jackson some 34 years ago, in 1947 his city and county organizations were formed into a state organization and became affiliated with the national group. It is from his attendance to the various Nat ional conventions thruout the country that Mr. McNeamer gained the training and infor mation that he has unselfishly shared with Ushers thruout the state, regardless of denom ination. From its major objective to establish a unified system of ushering in all Christian Churches, the National United Church Ushers Association of America, has extended its pur pose to the maintenance of a 1 A AAA _ 1 L_ ? r J dUlUUUdllip lUliU. The National is headed by R. E. Harshaw, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., and more than 2,500 delegates are expected to at tend the five-days conference in Baltimore. Mr. McNeamer announces also a contest among Ushers of the city would like to com pete for a trip to the National. More information concerning this can be obtained by con tacting him at 143 E. Monu ment Street or calling FL 5 4287. Automated Sneeze SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) — A University of Utah professor used a “sneeze machine” to test a surgical mask he developed which is said to filter out 99 per cent of infection-producing bacteria. Dr. Paul Nicholes, associate professor of microbiology, used fiber glass strands 1-25,000 of an inch in diameter for the new mask. He said about 10 per cent of the bacteria are filtered out in the standard cotton gause mask. The mask now is being produced commercially. RALPH McGILL, publish er of the Atlanta Constitu tion, en route home after a tour of Africa, said in Rome, Italy that it was regrettable that cases of racial intoler ance in the United States get such wide publicity abroad while little mention is made of America’s progress in race relations. JACKSON, Miss. — The 37th Annual Music Festival un der the auspices of Harmonia Music Clubs, Inc., will begin Sunday, May 5, with an Ex travangaza Musical Tea to be held at the Branch YMCA, 806 North Farish Street, 4: to 6: P. M. This musical treat for all age groups will continue thru out the week, with School Night being observed, Monday, May 6, 7:30 P. M., at College Park Auditorium. On Tuesday, May 7, Piano Contest for Music Tuition. 6: P. M., Non-contestants 7.30 P. M., Piano Contest, Central Methodist Church, 500 North Farish Street. Thursday night, May 9, 7:30 P. M., the Choir Program will be held at Pearl Street A. M. E. Church, West Pearl Street. Designed to stimulate inter est among all age groups in a greater appreciation of good music, Harmonia Music Club’s annual festival, also gives young musicians a chance to compete for a coveted musical scholarship and has during the past years been greatly respon sible for some of the city’s leading young talents to be able to continue their musical training. Admission to all the pro grams is free. CARD OF THANKS Mrs. Lula Smith and family wishes to thank their many friends and neighbors for their visits, telephone caMs, flowers and sympa’.hy cards in behalf of their Mother, Sister and Aunt, Mrs. Soperonia Green Givens who passed away April 15, 1963 and buried Sunday, April 21 from Sand Hill Bap tist Church. Mrs. Smith is the wife of Mr. Dave Smith who lives at 818 Dreyfus St. Miss Sidney Knight (daugh ter); Mr. Robert Dixon, son; Mr. Willie Green, brother, Mrs. Lula Smith, sister; Mrs. Cora Boyds, sister; Mrs. Effie Jenkins, sister. SCIENCE PAPER Harry J. Vander, III, associate professor of social science at Jackson State College, has been invited by the Geography Section of the Association of Social Sci ence Teachers to read a Daper at the annual meeting being held at North Carolina College in Dur ham, April 25-27. The paper is ^p^tystract of one of the chapter#bis book: Ethnology of the jVVBific Basin” and is entitled: ‘‘Ethnology of New Caledonia — A Cigar-Shaped Is land.” Vander will use slides to place emphasis on high points while reading the paper to demonstrate the partial use of slides in tele lecture as a media for instruction. El Progreso Club Joins In Youth Discussion At College Hill The College Hill M. B. Church B. T. U. presented the “El Progreso Club” composed of local high school students in a discussion of what they think should be the role of the home, the school and the church in the community. The thinking of this panel fitted uniquely with the B. T. U. topic; “The Christian Com munity.” It was a scholarly produc tion, as the twelve youths quoted from the Encyclopedia for proof positive for their con clusions. Among the chief causes for delinquency were these: broken homes, incom patible parents, parents who have no time for their chil dren and the lack of the com munity to give properly super vised recreation for the youths. The sports at the schools only utilize the most talented and many of the youth who need it most are left out. In the opinion of these youths, the church with a few “don’t” and no ‘Do,” is failing youth mis erably. The church program, which is 30 years out of date, is con ducted by adults, some of whom were delinquents, who expect “The Good Lord” to come down from heaven, and do for their children the things that he has given them means to do. Unlike the time wher they were youths, there is no counselling, no chastisement and no rod. They favored reasonable parents, not un reasonable strict but not too loose. The school and the church should take the re sponsibility for children in broken and incompatible homes. In order to lift the moral and cultural standing of the community, the College Hill B. T. U. has designed a quar terly program that is enter taining as well as educational. Friday, May 10, 1963 at 7:30 P. M. it is presenting the Jack son State College choral group in Musical Concert. Mr. Robert Brewster, noted tenor and di rector of the group, has an album of 16 numbers, among which are: “How Great Thou Art,” “You’ll Never Walk A lone,” “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” which will be well worth $4.00 in any home. All church people will do well to see this young man and the fine group of singers from Jackson State College in action on May 10. ‘Miss Elkdom of Jackson’ To Be Named Sunday, May 5 The Jackson Elks will crown their new beauty Queen Sunday, May 5, at the Elk’s Auditorium, 8:00 p.m., and the lucky and deserving winner will succeed, lovely Freddie Chambers, 1962 Elk Queen, pictured here with directors of the Pageant, Mrs. Mary Jane Pace and Mr. Bruce Payne. Miss Chambers also was “Miss Elkdom of the 4th District” and entered the State competition at Greenville, Miss, last summer. This year emphasis will center on Talent Performance and the most qualified contestant will, at the judges’ descre tion receive a trephy, a cash scholarship and the title, “Miss Elkdom of Jackson”. She will enter the District Elimination to qualify for the S^ate Elks Beauty Pageant. This District Pageant, which will be held in Jackson will see lovely young ladies from Vicksburg, Jackson, Canton and Natchez, compet ing for the honor to represent their city at the State Pageant, where they will compete for National honors. Fifteen lovely and talented contestants from the colleges and high schools of this area have entered the Jackson con test. To be crowned in addition to “Miss Elkdom” will be “Miss Personality”. There will be many other cash prizes and extra prizes for entries in the contest. The show gets started Sunday at 8:00 p.m. and will also feature a Fashion Show, Musician and Dancing groups from thruout the Jack son area. Directing the pageant is Mrs. Mary Jane Pace and Bruce Payne, WOKJ Radio Personality and Elk Member. Ernest “Duke” Franklin is Exalted Ruler of L. K. Atwood Lodge and Miss L’Dina Robinson, Daughter Ruler of Grace Jones Temple. The public is invited to support this scholar ship program. Jackson State’s Commencement Activities Dr. J. Reuben Sheeler, Pro fessor and Head of the De partment of History and Geo graphy, Texas Southern Uni versity, will deliver the Com mencement Address at Jack son State College Monday May 27, at 7:00 p. m. at Col lege Park Auditorium. Dr. S. Leon Whitney, pas tor of the Farish Street Bap tist Church, Jackson, Missis sippi, will preach the Bacca laureate Sermon Sunday, May 26, at 4:00 p. m. at College Park Auditorium. The Alumni Banquet speak er will be Mrs. Henrietta Tra wick Norris, Director of Stu dent Teaching at Johnson C Smith University, Charlotte North Carolina, on Saturday May 25, at 7:30 p. m., B. F Roberts Dining Hall. The public is invited to at tend Baccalaureate and Com mencement activities. Bomb-Damaged Home Repaired in Miss. CLARKSDALE, Miss.—Con tractors began work, April 19, to repair the $1,000 bomb dam age to the home of Aaron E. Henry, president of the Mis sissippi State NAACP. The Henry home was fired by a flaming “Molotov cock tail” hurled through the win dow early on the morning of April 12 at a time when Cong ressman Charles C. Diggs of Detroit, was a guest in the home. Mr. Diggs was in Mis sissippi to investigate local ef-. forts to deny Negroes the right to register and other I civil rights.