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The Vicksburg Enterprise "Groiving With Mississippi’ i The Greenwood Enterprise . Volume 34 — Number 5 Vicksburg, Miss. Volume 24 — Number 23 Greenwood, Miss. v • / VOLUME 34 — NUMBER 5 " JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1963 ~ “ 10 CENTS PER COPY I I I 1 Fourteen members of the Mississippi Negro County Agricultural Agents’ Association were presented certificates and plaques for long and efficient service to agriculture and to their Association at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Greenwood. Seated are (from the left) Charles R. Fletcher of Hernando; Charles H. Burton of Greenville; R. M. Mackey of Canton; W. E. Ammons, state leader, of Jackson; 'B. H. Cooper of Clarksdale and J. C. Dunbar of Port Gibson. Standing are S. L. Hilton of Greenwood, president of the Association; Dr. J. H. White, president, Mississippi Vocational College at Itta Bena, who made the presentation; W. S. Demby of Vicksburg; James E. Williams of Kosciusko; M. E. Dean of Louisville; Andrew Graves of Forest; A. J. Godbolt of Cleveland and J. A. Wallace of Belzoni. Not pictured are agents C. J. Johnson of Rolling Fork and C. W. Owens of Jackson. The length of service of these agents ranges from 20 to 34 years. (Extension Service Photo) Appointed by Dawson, Diggs Four Negro Grads In W. Point Class WEST POINT, N. Y. —Four Negro cadet*, two appointed by Congressmen William L. Dawson and Charles C. Diggs, are scheduled to graduate from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, June 5, the school announced. The four, who will receive second lieutenant commissions and Bachelor of Science de grees are: Cadets Edgar Banks Jr., Compton, Calif.; Robert C. Hancox, Chicago; David S. Jackson, Detroit.. Mich., and William L. Ivy, Stockton, Calif. Cadets Hancox and Jack son were appointed to the Academy by Congressmen Dawson and Higgs, and Cadets Banks and Ivy were appointed by the late Congressman Clyde Doyle and Congressman John J. McFall. both of Cali fornia, respectively. BANKS, 25, WILL receive his commission in the artil lery. He was an outstanding athlete at West Point, winning an Army “A” in indoor and outdoor track. He was a cadet-lieutenant during his senior year. His student activities included participation in the confer ence on United States affairs and Operation Crossroads Af rica; membership in the De bate Council and Forum, and Chiba. He is the son of Rev. Edgar Banks Sr., Compton. Banks was graduated from John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles, in 1956, and attended Los Angeles City College. HANCOX, THE son of Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Hancox, Chi cago, will be commissioned in the infantry. Th^ 22-year-old cadet, a graduate of St. Eliza beth High School, who attend ed De Paul University, was a cadet-lieutenant during his senior year at West Point. He was active in the cadet Public Relations Council. JACKSON, 22, also, is an artilleryman. A graduate of Cass Technical High School, he was a cadet-sergeant dur ing his senior year. Also, he was a member of the Debate Council and the Bridge and Ski Clubs, and of the staff of the Howitzer, the Academy** yearbook. IVY, 23, is to be commission ed in the Air Force. A cadet sergeant during his senior year, he was active, also, in the Ski Club, Skin-diving Club, the band, Bowling Club, Out door Sportsmen’s Club and the Skeet Club. He is the son of Erzo Ivy, Stockton, Calif. PRINCETON, Ind. (UPI)-Obhn Yeast, 77, went fishing Tuesday , for his rod and reel. He lost it while fishing Monday in Gibson Conservation Lake. He dragged the lake Tuesday and found the equipment, a 10 pound catfish still hooked to it. Hotel bars down in La. NEW ORLEANS Just as it was announced that the American Legion had cancelled plans to hold its annual convention here in September because of segre gated accommodations, a three judge federal court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring racial segregation in hotels was unconstitution al. But U.S. Dist. Judge E. Gordon West of Baton Rouge took sharp exception to a ma jority opinion expressed by the two other federal judges on the panel, Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom and U.S. Dist. Judge Herbert W. Chris tenberry. The fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruling came in suits filed by two integration lead ers seeking admission to the ' Royal Orleans and Sheraton Charles hotels here. NEW YORK—Two of this country’s “first” ladies of music, jazz great Ella Fitz gerald and opera diva Leon tyne Price, are winners of 1962 “Grammy” Awards. The “Grammy” is to the recording field what the “Oscar” is to the movies and the “Emmy” to television. According ' to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a total of 28 Negro recording artists were nominated for awards. NOTICE: Both the Ted Taylor and Etta James Dances have been Cancelled at Stevens I Rose Room, June 2 and 9 ■ 'MISSION MOTHERS' AND FAMILY I Members of the Oatis family, sharing honors with Mrs. Carrie Bell Ford Oatis recently when she was named “Mission Mother of the Year’’ by the General Mission of College Hill M.B. church are shown here. First row from left are Michael Oatis, C. E. Oatis III, C. E. Oatis Sr., and Alma House. The youngsters are grandchil dren. Second row from left are John Oatis Jr., grandson; John Oatis Sr., son; William A. Thomas, son-in-law; Mrs. Ruth Thomas, daughter; C. E. Oatis Jr., son; and Mrs. Thelma Pearl House, daughter. For Ministers, Lay Workers National Baptists Initiate $2 Million Retirement Plan PHILADELPHIA, Pa. —An unique national program, de signed to develop a retirement program for ministers, mis sionaries and Christian work srs of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., has been approved, with headquar ters at the Foreign Mission Board Building, 701-03 South 19th St., here, under the cap able administration of Mrs. Is abel E. Hoggard, executive sec ratary. The purpose of the Retire ment Savings Plan is to build a permanent fund in excess of $2,000,000 on which to estab lish a retirement fund for aged ministers, missionaries and Christian workers. Mrs. Hoggard announced, Sunday, at the grand opening, that the Federal Government had approved and issued a abatement exempting the Re tirement Savings Fund from income tax. The program is contingent upon the raising of a $2,000,000 reserve fund which would be used to underwrite the membership dues of partic ipants. Mrs. Hoggard expressed con fidence and pleasure, Sunday, upon receiving a wire from Dr. J. H. Jackson, president of the National Baptist Convention, that the program would be suc cessful. Mrs. Hoggard said the convention had raised and met aside $40,000 for this re tirement program, with an ef ficient board of directors to govern the project. Only the interest from mem Bank to Open With Million ' i ‘ - • y MIAMI (ANP) — More than $1,006,000 was suoscribed to the Roosevelt Savings and Loan Association at an organi zational meeting held at the Seville hotel, Miami Beach. A twelve-man board com prised of seven whites and five Negroes was selected to direct Miami’s second integrated sav ings and loan association. Dr. Elmer A. Ward, pioneer busi nessman and ardent civic worker, was elected president. Other officers are Garth C. Reeves and Irving Kipnis, vice presidents; Mrs. Dana Dorsey Chapman, secretary; Herbert Wallach, treasurer and John B. Orr Jr., chairman of the board. bership dues do towards the permanent fund, and no ex penses will be paid out of dues. All assets of the National Bap tist Convention guarantees membership dues that one pays into the fund. Certificates of membership are in three denominations: $25, $100 and $500, and may be paid monthly, quarterly and/or annually. The initial joining fee is $25, and the annual dues or premiums shall be 12 per cent of the pastor’s salary, to be paid by the church and min ister. In addition, dividends shall be paid on all dues after a five-year period. The Board of Directors in tends to conduct a motivating membership drive to enroll at least 5,000 ministers, which will help upgrade their eco nomic status as well as that of the churches, and give full protection to the wives and children of the men. Members of the Board of Di rectors are: Rev. Clarence Dav- . is Jr., chairman; Rev. I. C. j Coles, assistant chairman; j Mrs. R. H. Stephens, secretary; I Rev. A. R. Adkins, treasurer; Rev. Austin Jefferson, Rev. Willard Lamb, Mrs. Philip King, Rev. John Hester and Mrs. Isabel E. Hoggard. ALCORN SENIORS GIVE $1,000 TO REVOLVING STUDENT FUND LORMAN — The 1963 graduating class at Alcorn College presented a check for one thousand (1,000) dollars to the college to be deposited in the Revolving Student Loan Fund. This gift was accepted by President J. D. Boyd. Money from this fund is used to make loans to needy students who are doing satis factory academic work. The President hailed this as one of the most significant con tributions made by a senior class in recent years. The senior class presented this project at its class night pro gram and again on Commencement Day. Other highlights of the class night program included the presentation of the class will, class prophecy, class song and the farewell address by the senior class president Charles Christian. The class motto was “Excelsior,” class colors: mint green and white. Senior class sponsors were Dr. Robert Prater and Mrs. Lillian Sewell. Jackson State Graduates 310 On Monday Y Jackson State College graduated *10, c^nd^Jates Monday night at •zeroises held hi College Path Auditorium. This was the college’s 85th Commencement Speaker for the occasion was Dr. J. Reuben Sheeler, professor and head of the department of History and Geography at Texas Southern University. Degrees were conferred by Dr. Jacob Reddix, president of die col lege. Three of the 310 received masters degrees: Mrs. Ira Whit mey McCullum, Heidelberg; Mrs. Rebecca Watson Oatis and Sam uel Edward Young, Jackson. Jacksonians receiving Bachelor of Science in Education degree: William Henry Abshaw, Jessie Williams Arnos, Delores Anderson, Ether Lee Graves Barnes, Billie Jean Beard, Eula Marie Blue, Mary Ann Brown, Vera White Brown, Vonnie Bel! Buckley, Ralph Edward Lurns, Paul Camp bell, Howard D. Catchings, Gladys V Tlavit T. V TVinnplI Wplpn Fitzgerald, Georgia M. Funchess, Dorothy Jean Gates, Evelyn J. Graham, Jimmie Ann Okver Graves, J. P. Gray, Wesley A. Heard, Celia M. Hines, V. R. Hol loway, Bettie J. Holmes, Myrtle R. Huddleston, Rudolph Jackson, Walter Jackson, Annie Louise Johnson, James Roy Johnson, Clementan Land, Julia Barnes Lee, William S. Lloyd, Eloise D. Martin, Jobbie L* Martin, Ar quilla Mitchell, Shirley Moore, Frankie D. Murry, Eddie McNeil, Jr., Doris S. McPherson, Louella Patton, Joe M. Porter, Leo F. Purvis, Annie M. Robinson, Per etha M. Sampson, Helen D. Samp son, Jessie Bailey Slaughter, Glo ria Smith, Hazel Stiff, Grade C. White, Herman White, Cecil G. Wolfe, Myrtle M. Wright, Alexan der Young, Rosie B. Young. Bachelor of Music Education Degrees: Joyce Kaywell Campbell piano: James R. Griffin, tom bone; Earl Fredick Miller, clar inet. Five Named On Look Team NEW YORK—Five Negroes have been placed on the Na tional League team picked by the leagues’ managers for Sport Magazine. In all. 10 players, including two pitchers were picked on the team. Tan stars named to the club were Maury Wills. Los An geles shortstop; Tommy Da ivs. Willie Mays and Frank Robinson in the outfield and Bill White of St. Louis at first. Others picked on the team were Bill Mazero.ski. Pirates, second base: Ken Boyer, St. Louis, third; Del Crandall. Milwaukee, catcher, and Don Drysdale and San Koufax, Los Angeles, pitchers. Adam Powell Gets House OK for Trip WASHINGTON (ANP) — Representative Adam Clayton Powell didn’t have any trouble getting the House Rules Com mittee to OK a trip to Europe, May 26 to June 15, to attend the International Labor Or ganization meeting in Geneva. Representative Howard Smith, chairman of the com mittee, asked Powell and Rep resentative James Roosevelt, who also is going, whether they would be willing to sub mit vouchers on expenses of their trip. “That’s only proper,” replied Roosevelt “Of, course,” said Powell. Powell, who is chairman of House Education and Labor Committee, has now offered a compromise plan to give loans and grants to parochial schools for scientific purposes, even though President Kennedy has said this is unconstitutional "Miss Elkdom" And Court The Jackson Elks, L. K. Atwood Lodge No. 518 and Grace Jones Temple No. 639 recently held the 1963 scholar ship beauty pageant which saw Miss Barbara Jean Warden of Jackson emerge victorious as “Miss Elkdom of Jackson”. She is pictured above second from right with “Miss Elkdom of 1962”—Freda Chambers about to pin the victory banner. Others pictured include Virginia Smith, 1st alternate, Earline McCullum, second alternate and fourth place winner, June Carolyn Hughes all of Jackson. Barbara was presented a loving cup by Security Life Insurance Co. as a tribute to her beauty and great talent. She later captured the district pageant “Miss Elkdom” title and now is slaled to compete with young ladies from all over the State of Mississippi when the State Elks Association convenes in Jackson on June 8th. This years “Miss Elkdom” pageant drew a record attendance and is fast becoming one of Jackson’s biggest spring attrac tions. AME Zion Bishop W. W. Slade Dies CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Solemn rites for Bishop W. W. Slade, retired prelate of the AME Zion Church, were held at Grace AME Zion Church here, May 23, with the Rt. Rev. W. J. Walls, Senior Bishop of the church, presiding and Bishop R. L. Jones delivering Bishops and general officers from all over the church at tended the rites for this patri arch of the church, and par ticipated in the procession and funeral service. Bishbp Slade, Who had a col orful career in the church be fore his retirement at the Gen eral Conference, in Buffalo, N.Y., May 1960, succumbed to a brief illness May 19, at his residence, 1722 Patton Ave. During his years in the pas t o r a t e, the deceased was known as one of the denomi nation’s great evangelists, who built congregations in many areas throughout the church. Also, he was a popular preach-, ing evangelist in revivals. Before the then Dr. Slade was elevated to the office of financial secretary of the de nomination, in May, 1940, in the General Conference at Washington, D.C., he complet ed his pastoral experiences at the helm of Wesley Centre AME Zion Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he served for eight years. BISHOP W. W. SLIDE • . . goes borne In the year 1944, at the Gen eral Conference, at Detroit, Mich., Dr. Slade was elected'* Bishop in the church, * capaci ty which he carried with hon or for 16 years in active op eration, and three years in retirement. Tougaloo Speaker and Family m~T~~ ~ ~ -: -• ---- '.T"g -*.vy V Dr. Tommie Anderson Sankange, Class of 1953 Tougaloo Southern Christian College, who was guest speaker at the College’s Alumni Banquet, Saturday, May 25, is shown here with her family in their home, Sallisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Africa. Dr. Sankange, a native of Jackson, received early training in the Jackson Public Schools, and after graduat ing from Tougaloo, the Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Indiana. She has lived in Sallesbury near five years. From left: her husband, Stanlake Sankange, a native of Southern Rhodesia, Stan Jr., Harry and Dr. Sankange. who will be in this coun try until August.