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A complete News Service for Negro Citizens of Greenwood and Leflore County. REV. GEO. A. HARPER. .Editor JERRY T. CHESTNUT .Circulation-Advertising Phone GL 3-4610, GL 3-5892 for Advertising rates and (Send news to Rev. Geo. A. Harper, 511 Avenue G., or Mr. Jerry T. Chestnut,*1907 Early Street, Greenwood, Miss., or Dial other information. SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON May 19, 1963 By Rev. George A. Harper, 511 Avenue G., Greenwood, Miss. DELIVERANCE IN TROUB LE Scripture Lesson — Psalms 81; 107 Print—Psalm 91:1-6, 9 16. MEMORY SELECTION: They cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.— (Psalm 107:6). Trouble in life may have its virtue if it brings people clos er to the Lord. When people go astray from the Lord they get into trouble. This trouble will bring mental anguish and physical suffering. Trouble of ten has been an inducement for people calling upon the Lord for help and deliver ance. Trouble has been the means of prompting more peo ple to pray than any other element. The Lord has prom ised to hear the cry of those who call upon Him in the day of trouble. GOD, A REFUGE AND FOR TRESS: The Psalmist described God as a refuge and a fortress. Both of these words point to the power and strength of God. All who dwelt in or near the Almighty God would be pro tected and secured from the evil and dangers of the world. God would protect and deliver those who trusted in Him from the snare of the fowler; from the traps or huntsmen who sought human prey. From the deadly pestilence; meaning the destroying words of slan der and gossip. The terror by night; those who lay in wait at night to do harm. The ar row that flieth by day; the open attacks and devices of the wicked. The pestilence that walketh in darkness. . . destruction that wasteth at noonday. Referring to some kind of a plague. From all kinds of dangers, from what ever source they would come, God- stood and stands ready and able to protect and se cure His own. All day and all night children of God are safe in His arms. The Psalmist faith in God ASSURANCE OF GOD’s PRO TECTION RENEWED: grew stronger and his determ ination to continue to trust in God grew deeper. This can be seen in these verses here. They only put more emphasis on the one thing the Psalmist wants to get over most; that is those who put their trust in God shall dwell in safety. This emphasis is discovered where the writer said no evil would befall those who were under the wing of the Al mighty. For the angels would be charged to keep them from danger. All of this is done because of love. We often say like begets like. Well, love be gets love. If we respond to God’s love which was reveal ed to us through Jesus Christ, and acknowledge Him as our God and Father, then God will set us above the reach of our enemies. He will deliver us from trouble, protect us from evil, answer us when we call, bless us with a long life, and let us see His salva tion in the land of the living. Every experience we have with God should renew our faith and trust in Him. The more we trust God the more we know what God will do and the more we will know that God will not leave those alone who will do His will. God has never left His own alone. He never will. God will keep His promise. “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” In this world today God has not left His own. In His own way and at His own appointed time God will glorify Himself in this day through those who trust in Him. PRACTICAL POINTS ON THE LESSON: From our study today we can plainly see that the one who surrenders completely to God and rely on His protec tion will receive the same. The more this is done the more one is assured of deliv erance from all dang ers. When one knows God and what God will do, that per son will make it known to others. The true believer will find this help when he turns to God and relies on Him, and will let it be known that “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.” God has not promised to deliver us from trouble, but He has promixed to be with us when we walk through the valley of trouble and suffering. This assurance and trust in a God who will help when one is in need, can be seen in our les son today. The ninety - first Psalm which is our printed text, describes how God pro tects and keeps safely those who put their trust in Him. In our troubled world today God is waiting to be invited to help us solve our problems. He will bring us through and out of our confusion, if we abide in Him and follow His will for us in the world. Greenwood News MRS. GRAHM FANCHER, wishes to Thank Miss Joyce Baggett, for the very fine Mothers Day gift, This gift is so beautiful, and useful that it will long be remembered. For it came as a surprise. Good deeds shall not be lost. MRS. GEORGE A HARP ER, wishes to thank Mrs. Mamie Houston, for surpris ing her with a nice batch of strawberries, fresh out of her garden, and also thank Mrs. W. W. Walker, for her kind ness in thinking of her during her illness. She is still im proving to the delight of her many friends. And cannot for get Mrs. J. E. Wilson, for the sunshine she sent in. And also the Civic League. REV. & MRS. GEO. A. HARPER, thank Mrs. Winnie Smith, for the fine delicious Mothers Day Dinner given them, Mrs. Smith, has made it a custom to prepair Mothers Day dinner for them for nine years. May the Lord continue to bless her for deeds of kind ness. THE CITY-WIDE MISSION, met April 28, 1963 at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, and af ter a good meeting they made allowance for flowers for Mrs. Emma Sago, $3.55 and the following Churches made do nations :Strangers Home $5.10, Jones Chapel $6.62, Jen nings Temple $3.00, Turners Chapel, $3.50, Providence, $5.00, McKinney Chapel, $4.00, Friendship $4.00, and New Zion, Total $31.22 Mrs. Shirley Hoskin, President; Mrs. Lou ise McGill, Act. Tougaloo News By Ruth E. Washington Mrs. Ruth Johnson and daughter, Beverly, visited the Cade Chapel Baptist Church on last Sunday, where she was guest and sung by request, “I’ll make it some how.” Mrs. Johnson ordered an arrange ment of white mums to be placed in the church, in re membrance of her deceased mother. After the service the mums were later delivered to Mrs. Marie Britton, sister of Mrs. Johnson. Members of White Oak Church have been working hard on the Building Fund. They celebrated Mother’s Day with a program, at which time the report was made on the Building Fund For sometime, Mrs. Thelma Rand has been soliciting funds for this needy cause. She expresses thanks to all who contributed. She reported $234.25. We were pleased to meet the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gray, Miss Shirley Williams Gray and hope that she will join the Junior Choir. Along with others, we congratulate the Grays. Sunday, being Mother’s Day, this writer celebrated by staying home resting. This was also our Wedding Anni versary and express here our thanks for the lovely gifts, including the box of candy from a nice friend. Mrs. Mary L. Travis and Mrs. Lizzie Jones visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thompson on Sunday afternoon. The Thompsons live at 483 Emmence Row. They report an enjoyable visit. The Christian Union Mis sionary Society will honor their president, Mrs. Mary H. Jones, Sunday, May 26. The public is invited to attend. The Red Circle softball team will play their first game Saturday at the Branch YWCA. They have practiced in the afternoons on the Young School campus. It is hoped they will have a good season. More new members are needed. The Red Circle is pleased to welcome Jennie B. Johnson as a member. On Tuesday night a ‘Better Acquainted* meeting was held at the Christian Union Bap tist Church, for the new pas tor and the members. Rev. E. D. Hogan, delivered his first sermon on the second Sunday at the church. Christian Union Sunday School will open at the regu lar hour on Sunday, after which the Home Mission will meet. All members are urged to be present. The Original Gospelrettes will sing at New Jerusalem Baptist Church on Monday night, May 20, in honor of the Anniversary of Rev. Smith. Plan to hear this talented group of young ladies. See you next week . . . AT TEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE ON SUNDAY . . . THOUGHT: “Don’t try to forget the past — use the experience as a guide post for the future.” Negro Lawyer In Top Cincinnati Post Cincinnati’s new city solici tor, William A. McClain, is the first Negro to hold a top municipal legal post in a ma jor U. S. city, points out the June issue of Ebony, now on the newsstands. McClain, who put aside thoughts of a municipal judge ship to accept the “challenge” of the solicitor’s post, is pro filed in the new issue of the Negro monthly magazine. McClain’s new ambition is to become a federal judge by age 55, Ebony reveals. He is now 50. McClain first decided to be come a lawyer as an 8-year old boy in Springfield, Ohio “and never wavered in that ambition,” Ebony notes. As a youngster he was “greatly in fluenced” by Negro attorney Sully James in Springfield and worked summers in James’ law office. Graduating from high school with honors—as a classmate and friend of Ohio Gov. James Rhodes—McClain won a scholarship to Spring field’s Wittenberg College. “He has fond memories of Wittenberg which first proved to him that ‘racial barriers are not fixed and immovable’ and is an active alumnus,” the Ebony profile points out. In Ebony a Wittenberg classmate recalls how Mc Clain, rebuffed at first, kept trying out for the debating team until he not only made the team in his senior year (1934) but went on to win the state and national intercolleg iate oratorical championship -^the first Negro to do so. Says the classmate, “He was a master orator and it’s no surprise to me that he’s been appointed as Cincinnati city solicitor. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that man on the U. S. Supreme Court.’’ After graduating cum laude from Wittenberg, McClain went to law school at the Uni versity of Michigan and enter ed private practice in Cincin nati until World War II inter vened. During the war he went from private to first lieuten ant on the Judge Advocate General’s staff. For the past 21 years, Mc Clain has been on the city solicitor’s staff in Cincinnati and was appointed deputy so licitor six years ago. “Last year, active, alert and aggressive Bill McClain set his sights on a municipal judgeship,” Ebony note. But when his predecessor, Solici tor James W. Farrell stepped down to enter private prac tice, McClain was appointed to the top post and eagerly responded to the challenge. “I preferred this position after I learned that Mr. Far rell was going to resign,” he said. “I felt it a challenge racially to take the job. There is no other Negro solicitor in any U. S. city over 900,000 population.” “In his rise to legal fame, McClain has touched all the bases,” Ebony says. “He is an active Republican in a Re publican city, a devout church man who serves as Southern Ohio trustee of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 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