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The Vicksburg Enterprise "’Groivinf! W ith Mississippi' The Greenwood Enterprise Volume 34-Number 20 Vicksbur*. Miss. Volume 26 - Number 38 Greenwood. Mis,. VOLUME 34 —Number 20 ~ JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 1963 r ~~ ioCENTS PER COPY UNITED GIVERS WORKERS SLATE KICK-OFF DRIVE By M. C. Wiggins The 1963 United Givers Fund Campaigners of the Jack son Territorial Division will hold their kick-off meeting at the Farish Street Branch YMCA Monday night, September 23, at 7:30. This year’s chairman and co-chairman respectively are A. P. Johnson, manager of College Park Auditorium, and Melvin C. Wiggins, curriculum assistant of Jackson Public Schools. Foremost on the agenda of this meeting will be acquaint ing the solicitors—some of whom are first-year workers— with effective campaigning methods. They will also be briefed on the work of the agencies that benefit from the United Givers Fund. Another important phase of the agenda will be devoted to studying and comparing last year’s goals with results, in the hope of devising more effective campaigning methods. Grouping prospective donors into homogeneous cate gories, the planning board will appoint a chairman for each group of solicitors. Immediately following the business session there will be a short social and repast to climax this initial strategy meeting. Negro Returns To Law School At University OXFORD, Miss. -*• Clevs McDoweH returned to the Univer sity of Mississippi’s law school Wechiesday for the fall term, atying he expected to be treated like any ether student _ _ McDowell, first Negro to attend the law school at the 115-year-old university, apparently got his wish today. There were no federal marshals nor Army troops on the campus this time. Slightly lees than a year ago, James H. Meredith, now 30,,be came (Ha Miss’ first known Ne gro student He enrolled while the acrid smell of tear gas lingered from a night-long riot and 23,000 Army troops poured into the Ox ford area to enforce federal court decrees. Meredith graduated in August with federal marshals in the back ground. McDowell won a federal court crier last June for admission to the University of Mississippi law -a -■ KxjOOL He shared a dormitory room with Meredith during the summer session and the ever-present mar shals watched him as he went to and from classes. McDowell unlike Meredith, re fused to talc to newsmen. He par ticipated in some extracurricular activities including singing in a choir with a Baptist student group. University authorities assigned McDowell to a room in Leavell Hall — located across from the new campus dining ball. It is closer to the center of the campus than Baxter, the dormitory build ing where MdDowell and Mere dith lived. , McDowell refused to say if he had a roam mate. University of ficials, likewise, also remained silent. A few students turned- their heads to look at McDowell. But there were no jeers, no catcalls. New Faculty Members At Jackson State Ten new faculty members have joined the Jackson Slate College faculty. They are: Malcolmn Q. Barnes, Tupelo, Instructor in Mathematics and Assistant Counselor of Men; Edward James Clemons, At lanta, Georgia, Head Football Coach and Assistant Profes sor of Physical Education; Reverend George E. Coving ton, Tallahassee, Florida, C.iaplain and Associate Pro fessor of Religion and Phil osophy; Mrs. Barbara Crock ett Dease, Raleigh, North Carolina, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages; Miss Rosalie E. Dennis, Al bany State College, Albany, Georgia, Instructor of Bio logy; Edward J. Fisher, De Bidder, Louisiana, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach; Albert T. Perkins, Owens boro. Kentucky, Director of Choir and Instructor of Mu sic; losiah J. Sampson, Jack son, Instructor of Music; and Miss Mildred Williams, Gre nada, Assistant Professor of Education and Assistant Tea cher Trainer. Five faculty members who were on leave for study last term have returned to the Col lege and resumed their tach inr assignments for the 1963 64 academic year. These in clude T. B. Ellis, Jr., Asso ciate Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics; Mrs. Gloria E. Ev ans, Associate Professor ol Language Arts; Dr. Rose Em bly McCoy, Professor of Edu cation; Miss Dollye M. E. Rob (Continued on page 2) Church Bombing Kills Four; Two Others Slain In Birmingham The Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce at W ork It’s so easy with organiza tion . . . H. E. Brigg, Public Relations Director of the new ly reactivated Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce with headquarters at 842 N. Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi, presents a full list of the chamber’s present member ship as follows: L. J. Adams of Taylor’s Cleaners, Lynch St.; Joseph Alexander, Joes’ Little Gro cery, Crawford St.; L. S. Alexander, Wiggins St.; The Mississippi Teachers Associa tion, Lynch St.; Victor Ander son, Lexington Height eery, Smith Robinson Same M. Baker, Baker’s sic Company, Maple St.; E. Vs Banks, Sr., Peoples Funera Home, Inc., North Farisl Henry E. Briggs, Tougi' . College; Dr. Albert B. Brit ton, North Farish; Elmond Broadwater, Carpentry, Jack son; Joseph Broadwater, Bar rett St.; Enterprise Burial and Undertaking Co. and Cooks Funeral Home, Lynch St.; Harvey Catchings of Catchings Motor Service, Lynch St.; Mrs. Mary Cach ings, Aberdeen St.; Catchings Grocery and Market, Dalton St.; Mrs. Adiala Chambers, King’s Road Avenue; Newes Grocery, California; Henry Chapman, Jr., Building Con tractor, Courtview St.; V. R. Collier, State Mutual Federal Savings Loan, Lynch St., Mrs. M. A. Collins. Frazier and Col lins Funeral Home, No. Far ish Street; Frank Conic, Con ic’s Beauty & Barber Supply, N. Farish; Curtis Cowards, Randall St. Clepiis Dennis, of Service Shoe Shop, North Farish; King Lee Chinn, Chinn Gro cery, Whitfield Mill; Joe Dy son, Wells Furniture, No. Farish; Charles Evers, NAACP; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Farrier, Farrier’s Lion Serv ice Station, Lynch St.; G. H. Harmon, Harmon’s Drug Store, N. Farish; James O. Harrion, Harrion Building Contractor, Ronao St.; Dan Harris, Har ris “66” Service Station, Lynch St.; Mrs. Clarie Collins Har vey, Collins Funeral Home, No. Farish Street; Mrs. Sarah M. Harvey, The Mississippi Enterprise, Monument Street; John Hollis, Roofing, Ludlow Ave.; Cleveland Johnson, North Side Grocery, W'lit field Mill Road; Willie Hous ton and Marshall Thomas, Houston - Thomas Furniture & Appliance Center, North (Continued on page 2) Jones, P. T. A. Prexy fMrs. Elizabeth Moore has been reelected to serve as president of the Jones Elemen tary School P. T. A. for the current school year. ivlain officers are 1st, 2nd, arid 3rd vice-presidents, Mrs. Clara Torry, Mrs. Ruth Moore, Mrs. J. D. Coleman; secretary, Mrs. Mary Lois Coleman; assistant secretary, Mrs. Juanita Thompson; Trea surer, Mr. O. P. Nevels; chap lain, Rev. C. E. Payne and Mrs. Rubye Bryant. Committee chairmen and committeemen are: Publicity, M‘&. Curtiscene Riley, chair man, Mr. Reuben Williams, Mrs. Neva Austin and Mr. Fred Catching; Social — Mrs. Edna Wilson, chairman; Mrs. Joe Ella Brown, Mrs. Mary Young, Mrs. Alberta Alexan der; Recreation — Mr. Edward Johnson, chairman, Miss Vel ma Williams, Mr. Mozee and Mrs. Robert Sanders. Mrs. Moore urges all par ents give full support to P. T. A. meetings and activities. “Our children need our guid ance in this revolutionary so ciety so that they will be able to face the world squarely as intelligent citizens of tomor row,” says Mrs. Moore. C. M. E. Conference In Session The South Mississippi An nual Conference of the Chris tian Methodist Episcopal Church opened its 53rd Ses sion at 10 o’clock, September 17, 1963 at Lynch Street C. M. E. Church, Jackson, Mississip pi with the Rt. Rev. Bishop N. S. Curry, presiding bishop of the 4th Episcopal District, New Orleans, Louisiana, Rev. P. H. Brown, host pastor, Rev. M. J. Jones, host presiding elder. Devotion service was con ducted by the conference Wor ship Leader, Rev, Oree Broom field, pastor of Anderson Chapel C. M. E. Church, Hol ly Springs, Mississippi. Memorial sermon was de livered by Rev. G. C. Fairley, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The conference was organ ized and proceeded with the business for the day. The night session began at 7 o’clock with a brief devo tion followed by the commu nion sermon delivered by Dr. M. L. Breeding, General Sec retary Board of Mission of the C. M. E. Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, after which the Lord’s Supper was administer ed. Barbecue Supreme To any basic 2-cups barbecue sauce add ft cup finely chopped raisins, 2 tablespoons chopped green onion and 1 teaspoon cel ery seed. Heat just to boiling to ittbigle the flavors. The new sauce is a marvelous marinade for fish or chicken. ■j Four teenage Negro girls, Cynthia Wesley, 14, Carol Robertson, 14, Addie Mae Col 1ms, 14 and Denice McNair, 11, were blasted to death Sun day in the daylight bombing of t.ie 16th Street Baptisl Church in Birmingham, Ala bama. 23 persons were injured by this blast and within a few hours after the dynamite ex plosion two Negro youths, one 0 and one 16 were murdered in shootings. According to police, the 9 year old youth was fatally shot by two white youths. The older youth was killed when officers are said to have fired over his head w.ien they saw him throwing rocks at cars. In another shooting, a white man was wounded by a Negro, ac cording to police. The Sixteenth Str*>*»t- Ran. tist Church was conducting daylight services Sunday morning. The girls were ap parently in the lounge room in the basement when the ter rific blast shattered the calm of the Sunday morning. Iden tification was made only by clothing and a ring. Todate near 40 bombings have occured in Birmingham, but this was the first time any had caused death. Arriving on the scene Sun day evening, Dr. Martin Lu ther King, Jr., joining in with Roy Wilkins, executive secre tary of the NAACP called on President Kennedy to act, both sending strongly worded tele grams to the president urging immediate action. Dr. King is quoted as hav ing stated in his message to the president that “unless some immediate steps are iantn uy me reaerai uovern ment to restore a sense of confidence in the protection of life, limb and property, my pleas (to continue non-violent resistance) will fall on deaf ears, and we shall see in Bu'mmg.iam and Alabama the worst racial holocaust the na tion has ever witnessed.” In a similar vein, Roy Wil-. kins wired President Kennedy: “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People urges fullest use of the Federal Anti-bombing statute for complete intervention of the Department of Justic in Birmingham.” Funeral services for one of the girls were held Tuesday and three were buired Wed nesday. Reward for the Birmingham bomb throwers climbed to $76,000. President Kennedy has a greed to meet Friday with seven Negro leaders for a dis cussion of this city’s racial situation. Miss Uola Spells, and Mr. James Jackson, were happly united in wed lock on September 1st., 1963 at 6:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Hollandale, Miss, with Rev. T. R. Clay, performing the ceremonies. The relatives and friends assembled for the exchange of sacred vows. Miss L. Jackson rendered a melody of piano selections. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mr. Curtis Spells, and immediately following the rites, the brides parents entertained with a reception at their home. The mother of the groom welcomed the guest, greeting relatives and friends. The couple departed on their wedding trip after which they will be at their home in Rosedale. Miss --- Mrs. Algernon B. Bolen Mrs. Algernon B. Bolen, Fort Pierce, Florida teacher, was installed as new President of the Southeastern Associa tion of Women’s Clubs Tnr in the closing session of the 22nd Biennial Convention whic.i was held at Bayfront Auditorium in Miami, recent ly. La. Businessman Files Candidacy NEW ORLEANS Carlton H. Pecot, young busl' nessman and civic leader, last week announced his candidacy for the House of Representa tives from the Seventh Ward in the gubernatorial election to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. Married, Pecot is the father of two children. Registration At Baptist Seminary October 7-14 October 7-14 was the regis tration period for first semes ter class work at Mississippi Baptist Seminary’s Central Center. A full program of theological and Christian training is offered. The open ing program was held in the chapel on Monday, October 7 at 7:30 P. M. Courses are designed for siudents with educational backgrounds from the elemen tary to the college levels. Any interested person may apply for admission. All courses will be offered during the eve nmg nours. mieresiea persons may either write to the Dean of Central Center or call his office. The office number is 354-2010. Private piano lessons will be offered each Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:30 P. M. Per sons who do not plan to take full time courses may apply for these lessons. Instructors for the 1963-64 school year are as follows: Reverends Leon Bell, Joe Can zoneri, 11 C. Clayton, R. B. Harris, J. C. Matthews, and L. C. Wilcher; Drs. T. P.. Brown, William P. Davis, E. D. Estes, Q. L. Jones, and S. Leon Whit tle y; Mrs. Leatha Walls, Miss Col.na Daniels, and Mrs. Sally Joiner (secretary). Business On Parade — We Salute Harmon Drug Store By Sarah M. Harvey Editor’s Note: This second ii a series of Salutes to Jack son Businesses, as statee last week, is an effort o the Owner and Editor to ac quaint our readers with th< types of services available and to show appreciation t< these businesses for theii support during the year: we’ve published this new: service. WE SALUTE HARMOJ DRUG STORE ... Many year: after the first Negro owne< and operated Drug Store ii Jackson had moved from it original site on Capitol Street rear the present location o: McRae Department Store, bj its owner, the late Dr. S. D Redmond, to the 100 Block oi North Farish Street ... a 12 year old boy, got his first job working in a Drug Store oi the Main St., of his native town of Yazoo City, Miss. The v0uth, GEORGE H HARMON, one of 11 childrer of Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers Har mon was so thrilled and fas cinated by the operation of a 1 Drug Store in general and the • filling of prescriptions and l preparing of medicine in par ^ ticular, that then and there he • determined to not only ope - rate his OWN DRUG STORE, » at some later date, but also > prepare himself to master the profession of preparing the 5 pills and liquids by which the 3 sick could be made well. . . So as young George went about his job as delivery boy he r dreamed of a Drug Store of 3 'his own. . . I After a formal education in 3 his home town, lie later at 3 tended Xavier University in > New Orleans, La., where he - received his training arid ' graduated as a pharmacist. • His first job as a pharmacist 3 was in Jackson, where he was • employed at the M. L. S. Drug > Store on Lynch Street . . . 3 For ten years, George H. Har ■ mon has owned and operated the HARMON DRUG STORE • on North Farish Street. . . 3 THE HARMON DRUG ■ STORE one fo four Negro - owned and operated business of its kind in Jackson, is lo cated at 540 North Farish Street in the old Crystal Pal ace Building in the heart of a community that needs such service. . . Youthful George Harmon, fully realizing that there is no place for a ‘second class’ busi ness by people who are de termined to gain for them selves first class citizenship, has recently completely re novated his store, installing shelves, showcases, display racks, an indirect lighting system ... all to make his business second to none. . . He boasts that his prescrip tions are filled only with the best and the freshest drugs. . . He has stocked his store with all the ‘named brands’ in drugs, notions, cosmetics, cos tume jewelry, candies. . . He also carries a high class line of gifts and accessories for the entire family. . . In our interview with young Dr. Harmon, it was revealed that he had plans for the fu ture. . . plans of enlargement pf his present store and the opening of another such store in another section of the city. ... He had plans of expan sions, so as to make jobs for boys and girls. . . As most men who are achiev ing success in the world’s businesses and professions, Dr. Harmon, attributes much of his progress and success to his mother, Mrs. Jessie Har mon and his charming wife, Mrs. Floreada Montgomery Harmon ... his inspiration, to the couple’s two children, Diane and Zackery. . . Assisting “Doc” Harmon as saleslady is Miss Christine Claiborne. HARMON DRUG offers a Free Delivery Service — Call FL 5-2305. BECAUSE HARMON Drug Store exemplifies the type of competetive business that Negroes must own and ope rate as we prepare for First Class Citizenship . , . WE SALUTE HARMON DRUG STORE and on behalf of its oh tier, we invite you to c«e its merchandise and services. New Teachers and Staff Members for Utica Junior College With the opening of the 1963-64 school term, the above group joined the working force at Utica Junior College. From left to right—Mrs. Calmeter Thigpen Clark, Mathematics; Miss Dila Hicks, English; James F. Jordan, English and Speech; Mrs. Marvie Winfrey Frazier, English; Alonzo Clark, Coach and Physical Education; Mrs. Doris Jackson Barnes, Social Science; Eddie Hawkins, Jr., Science; Miss Willie Mary Taylor, Secretary to the Dean; Robert Moreland, Coach and Physical Education; Miss Barbara Alexander, Secretary to the Business Office; and Mrs. Ida Mae Hubbard, Davis Beauty School, Cosmetology. Not pictured is Miss Barbara Jones, English.