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The Vicksburg Enterprise *y MississippV The Greenwood Enterprise
Volume 34 — Number 21 Vicksburg, Miss. Volume 26 —Number 38 Greenwood, Miss.
To Celebrate 90th Birthday, October 2
wirs. aianey i-.. Ausun, cenier, win ceieDraie ner auth
birthday, Wednesday, October 2, 1963. Shown here with this
pioneer citizen, left, is her daughter, Mrs. Wyllis A. Single
ton, teacher at Martin School; right, Mrs. Annie Davis, 7203
Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 111. Mrs. Singleton and Mrs.
Austin and Mrs. Lois Sutton, while vacationing in Chicago
recently, stayed in the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. O. W.
Davis. Despite her age, Mrs. Austin is active in her church
and the community. Last year she traveled by automobile to
California with her daughter and this year made the trip
to Chicago by car. Open house will be held at her home,,
1342 West Pearl on her birthday, at which time she will
receive relatives and friends.
One of the most enthusiastic members attending the
National Holiness Convention, held in Chicago, last month
was Mrs. Sidney Austin, who attended the sessions, both
day and night during the entire convention. She was the
house guest of Mrs. Nettie Philips, an old time friend and
her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Barrett during the week of the
meeting. After the meeting they visited in the home of
the O. W. Davis.
Ford Grants
$15 Million To
Negro Colleges
The Ford Foundation today
announced that it would pro
vide $15 million to help
strengthen Negro colleges.
The funds will be granted as
—$5 million to the United
Negro College Fund for its
campaign to finance buildings
and other capital improve
ments in its thirty-two mem
ber institutions.
--$10 million to small num
ber of private Negro liberal
arts colleges that are mem
bers of the United Negro Col
lege Fund to be selected on
the basis of their academic
quality and performance and
meir future promise.
The grant to tie United
Negro College Fund campaign
is subject to the requirement
that each dollar donated by
the Foundation be matched by
iwo dallars from other sour
ces. Grants to individual col
ieges may also entail some
matching provisions.
“These actions by the Ford
Foundation, which has long
haS a nrimarv i ntorpet ir» PV.
panded educational opportu
nity for all Americans, reflect
the special need to expand the
educational horizons of Negro
men and women,” Henry T.
Heald, president of the Foun
dation, said today.
“The Foundation will con
tinue to support institutions
that enroll both Negro and
white students. But at the
present, when many Negro
students in higher education
attended Negro colleges, it is
essential that financial assist
ance also be directed to them.
“The strengthening of these
institutions, some of which al
ready enroll a few white stu
dents, should hasten the day
Plea Filed In
Clarksdale .
school officials were pondering a
petition Tuesday signed by 21 Ne
gro parents seeking the complete
desegregation of Clarksdale
Board President Chester H.
Curtis said the Board of Trustees
received the petition in the mail
Monday It sought an answer to
the Negroes’ plea at the next reg
ular board meeting Oct. 10.
The petition was signed by the
parents of 29 negro children rang
ing in age from six to 17 and
currently enrolled in Negro schools
in grades one through 12.
A similar petition filed here in
1955 with the municipal separate
school district went unanswered.
It was not the first such case
in Mississippi. Petitions were fil
ed during the past year in Leake
county and in the cities of Jack
son and Bilox’
Services were held Sunday at
the St Paul M. E. Church near
Clinton for Mrs. Bertha Kelly with
the Rev. Oscar Barner giving
the eulogy.
A native of Jefferson Davis
County, she is survived by three
brothers, 10 sisters, six sons and
when there will no longer be
all-Negro ar all-white colleges
and universities.
“The nation’s educational
system at all levels has a
waker.ed to the justice and
necessity of extraorci.nary ef
forts to raise the educational
sights and achievement of cul
turally disadvantaged youth,
many of whom are Negro. The
Ford Foundation for several
years has assisted pioneering
efforts in schooling attuned to
the needs of such young peo
ple, especially in the major
cities of the nation. It ex
pects to continue such efforts
and in the meantime believes
it is important to improve the
quality of the colleges attend
ed largely by Negro youth.”
Young Negroes Lack Training,
Desire to Get Ahead, Lomax Says
Young Negroes lade the
training and qualifications for
available jobs in government
and private industry, Louis E.
Tornw, a prominent Negro
writer and tamer college pro
lessor, said in the Saturday
Evening Post
“Even worse, Negro stu
dents often fail to show even
a desire to get ahead,** he com
mented. The "most disturbing"
failure of Negro colleges, he
added, "is the alarming num
ber of graduates who can not
think clearly, speak properly
or "work effectively in the field
they were alleged to have mas
"Our students, on the whole,
are unready for competition in
the general American market
place," he emphasized.
. . In Washington this week,
the House passed the biggest
tax cut bill in history — Presi
dent Kennedy’s proposal for
a $11 billion slash with a share
for practically every U. S. tax
payer. The measure now goes
to the Senate where it faces
a tough and uncertain future.
It holds out the prospect of
100 to 200 more take home pay
every year for the majority
of tax-paying families. T.ie
vote on passage was 271 to
155. Rep. John Bell Williams
was the only Mississippi con
gressman to vote in favor of
the bill.
LOO" . . . The majority of
Christian Churches (Disciples
of Christ- in Mississippi have
decided to withdraw financial
support to Tougaloo Southern
College near Jackson, and two
other organizations, a spokes
man said this week. He blam
ed the action of “demonstra
tions and pressing for strong
civil rights action."
■Eight white men including a {
high ranking official of the '
militantly segregationist Nat
ional States Rights party were (
indicted Monday by a special •
federal grand jury investiga- ,
ting alleged interference with ;
school desegregation court or
ders. As the defendants were ]
arrested, U. S. District. Judge |
Clarence W. Allgood decried <
“attempts to influence and in- j
timidate” the grand jurors
and court.
■ .. I
ING’ . . . Birmingham, Ala. . .
“Terrible,” — That is how one 1
store executive described the ]
economic squeeze that mer- '
chants are experiencing as a '•
result of the bombings, mur- <
ders, Negro resentment and 1
general racial strife in Birm- «
inghnm. Some figures have «
been advanced showing that ]
department store sales in <
Birmingham are down 20 per '
cent according to a report
made Sept. 7 by the Federal *
Reserve Bank. One business 1
man said his business had '
dropped as much as 40 per 1
cent. Businesses owned by
wnite people in Negro neigh- i
borhoods have taken a notice- '
able nose dive and in many in- 1
stances, according to recent <
reports, mysterious fires have '
engulfed several of them.
Quick Bread
When a quick bread or e a k •
recipe calls for one cup of milk,
you can substitute Vi cup evapo
rated milk plus % cup water.
Beat Morris Brown, 14*7
Term. A&l, Merritt
Pass Opening Test
3a. — Freshman
Qi toward Finley’s
rii Morris Brown's
tv . over Tennessee
State. The Memphis-born ace
engineered a fourth period
aerial to give the Big Blues a
14-7 edge over the Wolverines
before 8,000 fans in Herndon
“I thought Dave Boone, sen
ior starter, called a fine ball
game,” new Coach John Mer
ritt analyzed after the game.
“We made mistakes and every
time we got a drive going some
thing would happen. I’m con
fident we played a better ball
game than it looks from the
stands,” he theorized.
The Merrittmen struck pay
dirt in the first quarter by
marching 80 yards in 15 plays.
George MeNeal, senior setback,
CHIU Ulc |CUIIC9 ICOUill^ luauci
plunged over from Morris
Brown’s 2-yard stripe. Willie
Mitchell booted the extra point
with 5:29 showing on the dock.
Capitalizing on a snap that
sailed over the head of punter
Boone, the Purple Wolverines
took over the ball cm Tennes
see's 27. Four plays later Quart
terback Sam Hill, throwing
from the 10 hit end Ernie Hen
derson on the goal line. Tommy
Buttone’s boot knotted the
game at 7-7 with 11:33 remain
ing In the first half.
End Charles Lee recovered a
Morris Brown fumble and
downed the ball on the Big
Blues' 37 to set up the game’s
final score.
In three plays Freshman Fin
ley pitched a long bomb from
his own 39. Fleet flanker Mit
chell caught the pigskin on
Morris Brown’s 20 and raced in
for the score. Fletcher Smith
put icing on the 61-yard scoring
pass by toeing a perfect boot.
“Mitchell lived up to his pre
season billing/ Coach Merritt
beamed. “Mitchell netted 89
game leading yards with his
three pass receptions.”
Vowing to hold it to a run
ning game unless he ran into
trouble, Coach Merrittt called
on r ini try in uie seionu nau
switch from the ground to an
air attack. On a combination of
passing and ball carrying, Fin
ley got Tennessee State's jug
gernaut rolling.
PnMtlkw 21—JtctiN 11
S—Han 14—Tens SeaHwn I
Ten. State 14—MerrisBrewe 7
BeHtCeek. SA-ian 12
SnaMtaf 41—Aken 23
Vfata»Salca 12—leetecfcj State 4
Ala. AIM 21—Teskeyec I
Rest IS—Ahaaba State I
McDowell Expelled; Says Will
Give Reason For Gun
Birmingham Victims
Men air mourns Robertson
MARTYRS—Three of the four innocent victims of race
tension, who were killed during Sunday morning bombing
of a Birmingham, Ala. church are shown here from left to
right: Carol Denise McNair, 11; Addie Mae Collins, 14; Carole
Robereson 14. The fourth victim, Cynthia Diane Wesley, 14,
is not shown. Addie Mae’s sister, Susan 11, was left partially
blinded from the blast. Funeral services were also held on
the same day for Virgil Ware, 13 who was shot by two white
youths and Johnnie Robertson 16, shot by a police officer.
Powerful Grambling
College Tigers
Defeat Alcorn
A. & M. College
Braves 40-23
LORMAN, Miss., Sept. 21.
^Special) — A powerful Gram
bling team sparked by the
spectacular running of full
Dack Nemiah Wilson romped a
W-23 victory over Alcorn in an
exciting Southwestern Confer
ence contest.
After apparently shaking off
jpening night jitters early in
:he first period, the Tigers
vent on a scoring rampage.
Eton Pennington tossed for an
LI yard TD. Anderson Cheffin
-aced 49 yards for the second
ally. Lawrence llunter hit
tiffin with an 11 yard pass
:or a touch down and fullback
tfenry Dyer raced 75 yards for
i score and at half time the
rigers led toe Braves 26-3.
’fhe Alcorn Braves stormed
sack in the fourth quarter,
slaying inspired ball and
:halked up 20 points. The
sensational passing of senior
quarterback Fred Davis was a
jreat factor in the fourth
quarter Brave threat. He hit
loe Robinson with touch down
sasses of 20 and 89 yards and
i 33 yard pass to Smith Reed
vas good for a Brave marker.
Nemiah Wilson thrilled the
spectators late in the fourth
seriod by racing 100 yards up
he left side line on a beautiful
cickoff return.
While the Braves lost to a
strong Grambling team by a
score of 40-23 it was apparent
_iat Alcorn College will be a
earn to reckon with in the
veeks ahead.
The Youth Choir of Pearl Street
A. M. E. church will render a
program at Farish Street Baptist
Church Sunday.
State Teachers
Meet In Dist.
The eighth Educational District
will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
at the Mississippi Teachers Head
quarters on Lynch Street with
principals of Hinds County schools
as host.
Similar district meetings have
been scheduled as follows: the
first September 11, at Carver
School, Tupelo, Miss., Harry Gray
ion, principal. The second district,
Dctober 10, 5 p.m., South Panola
School, Batesville: Robert Hyde,
The third District, October 9,
S p.m., Stone Street Elementary
School, Greenwood, W. F. Cole
man principal.
The fourth District, October 8,
3:30 p.m., Webster County Train*
ing School, Eupora; 0. D. Jones,
The fifth District, September 24,
Harris High, Meridian; W. A.
Reed, principal;
The sixth District, Coast Area,
was held Sept. 18, Gulfport School,
Jason Allen, principal; Northern
Section, Sept 19, Rowan High
School, Hattiesburg, N. R. Burger,
The seventh District held its
meeting, Sept. 17, at the Mullin
Elementary School, Brookhaven,
John Dow, principal.
Cleveland Donald
Winner In Baptist
Oratorical Contest
Cleveland Donald, Jr., tglen
ted son of Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland Donald, Sr., 3030
Marion Dunbar Street in
Jackson, Mississippi, was first
place w^mer in the under
graduate^ Scholarship Orate?
ical Contest sponsored by the
National Baptist Convention,
U. S. A., Inc., held recently
at the 83rd Annual Session in
Cleveland, Ohio.
Young Donald, who was
sponsored (by Mrs. Oliphant is
a senior ' at Brinkley High
Schoof| life spoke on the sub
ject, “The Centennial of Free
dom — What New Frontiers?
State Chairman ol
the Youth Program is Mrs
Mettazee Harris, Hinds Coun
ty Jeanes Supervisor, Clinton
Young Donald, wjio was in
troduced by Miss Florence O
Alexander, Jackson, Miss., Na
tional Chairman, Scholarship
Committee, competed witi
four other contestants from
t-iat many sections of the Uni
ted States.
The scholarship was award
ed by Dr. J. H. Jackson, presi
dent, National Baptist Con
vention, USA, Inc., who is alsc
a Mississippian.
Cleve McDowell, law stu
dent at the University of Mis
sissippi, who this week was
expelled from the school for
carrying a pistol on the cam
pus, is expected to give his
reasons for the weapon and
to give his side of the story—
plus, Saturday, either at the
scheduled hearing or else
where. The honor graduate of
Jackson State College is re
ported to now be at his home
in Drew, Miss.
Attorney Jack Young,
NAACP lawyer is quoted as
saying. . . “There is no deny
ing that McDowell had the pis
tol.” He is further quoted as
saying, “There were certain
circumstances which promoted
him to carry it.”
Charles Evers, state field
secretary for the National As
sociation for the Advance*
ment of Colored People is said
to have praised the Ole Miss
Student Judiciary Council
which recommended McDow
ell’s expulsion. Mr. Evers ap
peared at the hearing with
Atty. Young and McDowell.
“If every Negro was given as
equal a chance as Cleve was
given, then they would not be
afraid to go to court in Mis
sissippi,” said Evers . . . “Cleve
was not expelled because he
is a Negro. He was expelled
because he broke the law.”
After McDowell left the
campus, Mississippi became
the only state with total
school segregation.
The charge against McDow
ell of carrying a concealed
deadly weapon carries a maxi
mum penalty of a $100 fine '
and three months in jail.
McDowell was the first .
Negyq graduate studen* ot Ole
Miss, entering the school this
past June under federal court ,
orders. (
During the summer lie shar- ,
ed a dormitory room with ]
James H. Meredith, the first ,
Negro enrolled at Ole Miss
under court order and the
first to graduate from the uni
Mississippi Vocational College of 1
Itta Bena, by scoring in the
third period and defeating Bishop i
College of Dallas 7*6, Saturday j
night was the only one of the state <
supported Negro colleges to win j
in their opening game. And Alcorn
lost to Grambling.
Bishop registered its lone tally (
in the final period when MVC <
funbled on its own 10 yard line. -
Walter Nicholls scored MVC’s TD i
and the winning margin came i
when Marshall Bell’s kick was (
good. J
Business On Parade - We
Salute Boots Flower Shop
By Sarah M. Harvey
Following the Korean con
flict, as probably was the case
all over the country, members
of one of Jackson’s pioneer
families, debating on ways and
means by which they could
not only enhance their own
economic position, but as to
how they could also render
service and make a contribu
tion to the business progress
of Jackson . . . came up with
the idea of going into the
and thus was born BOOTS
FLOWER SHOP . . . T.\e year
was 1949 and the location, the
present site, 817 North Farish
Street . . . the families . . .
mu_ t
wuvmwuuii, xuuai^dUll cxilu
Thames . . . the personnel . . .
Charlie Buchanan, Aletha
(Missie) Buchanan Thompson,
W. Kermit and Elizabeth Bu
chanan Thames ... a brother,
two sisters and a brother-in
law. .. .
The modern, well equipped
floral service, located on tie
north end of Farish Street, be
tween two well established fu
neral homes, from which it
was to get a great deal of
business, got its name from
the ‘pet name’ that had been
gives the Thames’ two year
old daughter . . . BOOTS. . .
With other duties calling
the men partners of Boots
Flower Shop . . . Mr. Thames
being a career airman with
the U. S. Air Force and Mr.
Buchanan a school teacher. . .
the task of operating the shop
fell on the shoulders of Mes
dames Thompson and Thames.
. . . At present the shop is
owned by Mrs. THOMPSON.
The daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Buchanan,
this business woman is a na
tive of Jackson, growing up in
the section of Jackson known
as the “Asylum Hill.” She re
ceived her formal education in
the sc.iools of Jackson and is
a graduate of Annie’s School
of Florist, St. Louis, Mo. She
has availed herself of every
opportunity to further her
knowledge of the business in
which she is engaged.
A chartered member of the
International Florist Associa
will wire flowers to any sec
tion of the country. BOOTS
FLOWER SHOP boast an in
terior display of Funeral De
signs, flowers for all occa
sions — Corsages, Potted
Plants, Wedding . . . equal to
any to be found in this sec
tion. . . BOOTS FLOWER
SHOP also offers a complete
line of Gifts, and Greeting
Cards . . . BOOTS FLOWER
SHOP offers and assures ev
ery customer, expert, efficient
and sympathetic service at ail
times. . .
Assisting Mrs. Thompson
are two full time employees,
Mrs. Laverne White, who has
been with the establishment
for 7 years, coming to it as
an 11th grade student; Mrs.
Jessie Bailey Slaughter, who
has been employed for some
six years. Taking advantage of
the Diversified Occupation
Program at the city’s public
schools, Mrs. Thompson has
worked and trained a number
of young people during the
assistants, are so qualified
that they conducted the busi
ness in a most admirably way,
recently when Mrs. Thompson
vacationed in Florida with the
Thames. . . .
Because of its progress and
success . . . because BOOTS
FLOWER SHOP has earned
the rig-it to be classed as one
of Jackson’s outstanding Flor
ist . . , because this business
is making a contribution to the
Negro’s overall efforts to be
come First Class Citizens, ope
rating First Class Businesses.
Youth Win Awords At C. M. E.
Annuol Conference
When the 53rd Session of the South Mississippi Annual
Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,
convened at Lynch Street C. M. E. Church, Jackson, Miss.,
recently, Saturday, September 21 was Youth Day. Special
feature was the Youth Anniversary Worship Hour, with
Emphasis on Christian Young People in the World Today.
The Youth Speaker was Miss Ossie G. Brown. Later a pro
gram, “Youth On Parade” was presented. During the awards
and recognition period, the young people shown above, repre
senting all sections of the state, were given certificates for
talent and in recognition of their financial efforts. Adults in
the picture are Mrs. Frances M. Alexander, Director, Board
af Christian Education; Bishop Norris S. Curry, Presiding
Bishop and Mrs. Langsdon, President State Youth Work. The
pouth raised $900.87, which money will go for Church Ex
pansion as has been evidenced at Ebeneza Church in Rankin
bounty and the C.M.E. Church at Utica.
Grant’s New Shopping Mart
Convenient To Shoppers In
North Jackson and Tougaloo
v^unvemenuy located ai
North State Street and North
Side Drive, the modern, new
GRANT’S STORE, located in
rRIANGLE MART will have
its Grand Opening, THURS
GCTOBER 3-4-5, offering thou
>ands of VALUES thruout in
“very department for the EN
The management is extend
ng a special invitation to all
citizens living in North Jack
ion and in the Tougaloo Col
ege area, to make this store
four shopping headquarters.
Here you will find, EVERY
bearing Apparels — Shoes,
Vlillinery — Lingiere, Hosiery.
Accessories . . . FOR THE
IOME — Electric Appliances,
relevisions, Radios . . . Fur
niture, etc. SEE OUR COM
ANGLE MART, at North State
Street and North Side Drive.
J.S. C. Tigers
Lose First Came
E. J. "Ox” demon’s Jackson
State Tigers lost their first game
of the season to Prairie View
College Saturday SB-11 However,
since the Texans have ben picked
by tw? writer? to ctpturt eett
fcrence laurels this season, many
feel that the Tigers, who are still
in the state of being "rebuilt”
didn’t do too bad. Jackson Tigers
are not included in the top four
Jackson Tigers scored their two
l. il___i L.if /ii__
O ui non. vjiusvci
Richardson scored both times on
passes from T. B. Ellis and Bobby
In Edgar "Chico” Jordon, 180
pound speedster from Laurel, and
Leslie Duncan. 185 pound Tusca
loosa, Ala. native, who runs like
an antelope, Jackson State prob
ably has the best one-two punch
in Negro collegiate circles. A sup
porting cast made up of Taft
Reed, 197-pound back from Hat
tiesburg; Gloster Richardson, 196
pounder from Greenville; Elber
Vaughn, itt Hattiesburg; Otis
Span, 201 from Jackson; Bennie
Crenshaw, Mobile, Tallis B. EDis
HI o< Jackson and about three
freshman, will keep the Jackson
State opposition honest.

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