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The Vicksburg Enterprise “Growing With Mississippi’ The Greenwood Enterprise
Volume 34 Number 22 Vickihur*, Miss. Volume 26 — Number 36 Greenwood, Mix.
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Territorial Division of the United
Givers Accept Goal of $5,500
The following program opened
(be Kick-Off meeting for the Ter
ritorial Division of the United
Givers Fund September 23 at the
Presentation of colors and pledge
to the Flag by Boy and Girl Scouts
The National Anthem; Invocation
by the Rev. R. M. Richmonds,
pastor of Blair Street A. M. E.
Zion Church; Pep-talks by A. P.
Johnson, chairman; discussion of
the kit by Melvin C. Wiggins, co
chairman; A move, UGF: Serv
ices, The United way, “Mrs. Mat
tie Mae Marshall, agency repre
sentative; “Making our Goal,”
Mrs. Bettie Hunt; Remarks by
Henry Hederman, general cham
paign chairman. Other remarks
were made by H. E. Briggs, Obie
Graves, Dr. Robert Smith, Mrs.
Ora D. Robinson. Kits were pass
ed out by Clarence Thompson and
The Territorial Division has
accepted a goal of $5,500. A ban
quet followed the meeting.
The Bettie Marino Branch Y.
W. C. A. located on North Farish
Street, will celebrate its 18th an
niversary as a national m o v e
ment, Sunday. The Branch YWCA
became a part of the National
YWCA in 1945. Due to good plan
ning it has served the community
well for these past years. Friends
and members are invited to share
this grand occasion. This will be
a Home-coming for all persons
who donated to the Building Fund
and all of those who have ever
been members of the “Y”.
All classes and other activities
will start Monday, September 30
on scheduled time for the week.
Call or come by the YWCA for
a Program of activities.
Miss Tensia Jackson, a grad
uate of Dillard University, joined
the Branch YWCA Staff on Mon
Woman s Day Speaker At
Vicksburg Church
iii, i|i mil h IH 'h . . ^w-_
Mrs. Doris Tharpe Hall, outstanding club, civic and
fraternal worker of the state, was guest speaker, Sunday,
September 29, at Bethel A. M. E. Church in Vicksburg,
when Woman’s Day was observed.
Speaking to an appreciative audience, Mrs. Hall’s mes
sage was not only interesting, informative and inspiring, but
challenging. She was introduced by Mrs. O. W. Howard.
Other participants on this program were: Mrs. Barbara
Banks who read the scripture; Mrs. Ernestine Smith who
offered prayer; Mrs. E. E. Grimmett of Wesley Methodist
Church who sang a solo; Miss Shirley Coleman of Mt. Zion
Baptist Church, an instrumental selection and remarks by
pastor. Rev. L. G. Clarke.
Sponsors of this program were: Mesdames Rebecca
Vaughn and Charlene Shelton.
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Danlorth Grants
Now Available to
October 15
Inquiries about Danfort
Graduate Fellowships for ca
reers in college teaching are
invited, Associate Professor
James Wiley Brown of Jack
son State College, announced
The fellowships, offered by
the Danforth Foundation of
St. Louis, Missouri, are open
to male college seniors or re
cent graduates preparing for
a career of teaching, counsel
ing, or administrative work at
the college level. Applicants
may be planning to major in
any field of study common to
the undergraduate liberal arts
and sciences curriculum, at the
American graduate school of
their choice, but may not have
already undertaken graduate
work. Nominations close Octo
ncr la, iyoj.
Approximately one hundred
fellowships will be awarded to
outstanding candidates nomi
nated by Liaison Officers of
accredited colleges and univer
sities in the United States this
year. Nominees will be judg
ed on intellectual promise and
personality, integrity, genuine
interest in religion, and high
potential for effective college
Winners will be eligible for
up to four years of financial
assistance, with an annual
maximum of $1500 for single
men and $2,000 for married
men plus dependency allow
ances for up to three children
and tuition and fees. Stu
dents without financial need
are also invited to apply.
Danforth Fellows and lead
ing scholars are guests of the
Foundation at an annual con
ference on teaching.
Students may hold a Dan
forth Fellowship concurrently
with other appointments, such
as Ford, Fulbright, National
Science, Rhodes, Woodrow
Wilson. Winners will become
Danforth Fellows without
stipend until these other a
wards lapse.
The Foundation’s primary
aim is to strengthen hig.ier
education through programs of
fellowships and workshops,
and through grants to col
leges, universities and other
educational agencies.
The board of trustees has okay
ed new construction projects to
take care of enrollment require
ments for Rowan Junior High on
Ash Street Lanier High on
Maple Street, Johnson Element
ary School and a new school in
the Morrison-Smith-Walton area.
The largest project currently
underway is the new 30 teaching
ctatinn at Rmuan luninr Uierh
Lanier High is slated for a
major addition, which will in
clude the addition of 12 class
rooms, a new gymnasium and
alterations to the administrative
A 12 classroom addition and an
enlarged lunchroom, as well as
a new auditorium is due at John
son Elementary School.
A new site for a 12 classroom
elementary school in the Morris
Smith-Walton areas is in prog
This new school, die Lanier
and Johnson school projects are
expected to be completed by
September 1964. The Rowan proj
ect is expected to be ready by
next January.
day September 22. Miss Jackson
comes with a lot of experience in
working with teenagers during
her High School and College days.
All teen-agers and advisers are
invited to meet Miss Jackson dur
ing the isth Anniversary Ceia
bratiota on Sunday, September M
from 4: to 6: p. m. A very good
program is being planned for
teenagers this fall
Mias Mary Hffl and Mias Jut
stille, National YWCA Staff mem
bers will visit the Brandi YWCA
on Monday, October 7 and work
_ru.ff — -e-*_ _a jv_
raittee on Administration mam
bers. The mein emphasis wQl he
on World Fellowship.
Persona who have not renewed
their Membership lor INI please
do so today.
Teenage ton, recreation, Com
munity Seorvice and FtQowahip
are the rewards every number
the Y-Tssn can enjoy throughout
the year. If yon are 9-17, Job the
YWCA daring the National Y-Tsm
Roll Cafl Week, October li-lii
Get to kaow the joys el belonging
to a greet ergmbation with other
Y-Teens. Teenagers b 71 asan
tries belong tome YWCA.
President James M. Nabrit,
Jr. suggested that Howard
University may act shortly
to train, candidates for
work in the foreign service
areas of government.
In an address inaugurating
the 96th year of instruction at
Howard, Dr. Nabrit blamed
racial discrimination for the
shortage of qualified Nagroes
to fill certain government jobs,
and announced that the fed
eral government has requested
the university to “undertake
a specialized program design
ed to prepare persons forposti
as foreign service officers.”
On hand at Cramion Audi
torium to hear the annual
Formal Opening address. Dr.
Nabril's third such talk since
he became president of the
univesrity in 1960, were some
1,200 students and teachers.
The1 Howard president said
only five Negroes had passed
the Foreign Service Examina
tion in the past tWo years,
compared with 395' whites
during the same period. He
added that there were only 39
Negro foreign service officers
out of some 3,700 such govern
ment workers.
“One of the lingering and
harmful effects of the dual
system of education is evident
in the relatively small num
ber of Negroes who are un
able to pass the examinations
required for certain positions
in government,” he said, add
"Of 150 applicants from pre
dominantly Negro colleges
who have taken the written
examination in the last three
yeara, only one has pawed,
and that candidate failed the
oral examination.,
“It is my hope that How
ard University will shortly be
able tp undertake a special
ized program designed . spe
cifically to prepare persons for
work in the foreign service
areas of government.”
Commenting on the increase
in faculty resources at Howard,
Dr. Nabrit said that 100 new
teachers have been added to
the university’s complement
of educators for the 1963-64
school year.
Last year Howard had a full
time equivalent of 576 teach
trs serving some 7.200 stu
dents. The faculty this year
served more than 8,200 stu
dents in the University's 10
schools and colleges. .
Of the building program,
the president said a new Col
lege of Liberal Arts facility is
currently under construction
MVC Host to
Medical Group
ITTA BENA, Miss. — Mis
sissippi Vocational College en
near the new home economics
Its construction, he explain
ed, has already required the
razing ofSpaulding Hali and
will spell a similar fate for the
Student Activities Center. The
old home economies building
is being renovated as a Stu
dent Center.
Additionally, Dr. Nabrit
pointed out, the new physical
education building lor men,
currently under ’construction,
is expected to be completed
next semester.
Vice President
Johnson Announces
Nov. 14th
Vice President Lyndon B.
Johnson announced today
there will be an Equal Em
ployment Opportunity Region
al Conference November 14th
in Los Augeles, California.
The conference will be con
ducted under the auspices of
the President’s Committee on
Equal Opportunity, of which
Vice President Johnson is
The President’s Committee
is charged with insuring equal
employment opportunity in
the federal government, by
government contractors, and
in federally assisted construc
tion projects.
Participating in the confer
ence will be Hobart Taylor,
Jr., Executive Vice Chairman
of the President’s Committee,
other federal officers from
uie netu5 ui euucauon, inaus
try, labor and religion.
The Vice President said
community leaders from sev
eral Southwestern states also
will be asked to participate.
The conference is an out
growth of Vice President
Johnson’s appearance before
the Mexican American Educa
tion Conference in Los An
geles, August 9th.
“At that time I told the
leaders of the Mexican Amer
ican community that I would
arrange a conference that
would enable them to sit
down with officials of the Fed
eral government in workshops
and work out effective steps
to open up equal opportunity
for all Americans,” the Vice
President said.
The conference will cover
the problems of all minority
groups, according to Mr. Tay
“California has a booming
economy and a great educa
. tion system,” Mr. Taylor no
ted. “Yet, it has a growing
unemployment problem and
the majority of the unemploy
ed are minority group mem
bers. It is these Americans we
are concerned about and will
deal with in this conference.”
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McDowell Found
Guilty; Appeal
Is Indicated
defense attorney plans to appeal
the traffic violation conviction of
Cleve McDowell, a Negro from
Drew who was expelled from the
University of Mississippi last
City Judge Cannon Valentine
found McDowell guilty Monday
night of driving <0 miles an hour
in a 35-mile zone without tights,
and fined him a total of $35. The
maximum penalty was $16$ oa I
each charged
Police Capt Davis Harkins and
a patrolman testified it took 1$
minutes to overtake McDowell’s
small foreign car last Sunday.
Jess Brown, McDowell’s attor
ney, said tiie defendant was driv
ing in third sear, and it was not
feasible to go 61 miles an hour
in third.
Brown said he would appeal to
Bolivar County Comt ia October.
The University of Mississippi
expelled McDowell last Tuesday
for carrying arms on cawipns.
Lost Saturday a Justice of the
Peace fined hkn $10t for carrying
a concealed weapon. Both the ex
pulsion and civil conviction have
been appealed.
The Garden Club Council
.ield its first meeting of the
season with Mrs. Vera Thomp
son, who has been selected to
carry out the unexpired term
of Mrs. Beaulah Jones, pres
ent president, who is unable
to serve due to ill health.
Everything got off to a good
start. Plans were made for a
fall flower show featuring
Chrysanthemums. Winners of
the “Lawn of the Month”
were Mrs. Roberta Adams
and Mrs. Serena Walton.
The next meeting will be
Thursday, October 10, 4: P. M.
at College Park Clubhouse.
Members are urged to be
Members of the Les Femmes
des Professional .Club met Satur
day evening in the home of Mrs.
Jether Brown. This was the first
meeting since the club recessed
in July.
The next meeting will be in
the home of Mrs. Eunice Nelson.
rennye Jeon Johnson, Jomes Yotes Wed
*; * V;*'(.%'r-*i «■** Wte>
In a double ring ceremony Her attendants wore aqua
in New Bethel Baptist Church, brocade satin over peau de
Pontiac, Michigan, Miss Fan- soie with matching headdress
nye Jean Johnson, daughter es and the maid of honor’s
of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. John- color was gold,
son of Jackson, Mississippi be- The bridegroom was attend
came the bride of James ed by Mr. C. Elrie Christe of
Yates, foster son of Mr. and Ann Arbor, Mich., as best
Mrs. Curtis Little of Ann Ar- man. Ushers were Arthur
bor, Michigan. Johnson, brother of the bride,
The ceremony was perform- Fred and Adams and Theodis
ed by the Rev. Amos G. Askew of Ann Arbor. Mich.,
Johnson, uncle of the bride and Roland Thompson of Chi
and pastor of the said c’hurch. cago, 111.
Music was presented so Immediately following the
beautifully by Mr. Albert ceremony, the bride’s parents
Rhodes of Pontiac, Mich., or- entertaine-d with a reception in
ganist, and Mrs. Marjorie the church parlor. The bride’s
Johnson, Aunt of the bride, as table was overlaid with lace
SOlOlSr I <tnn nonfrt rnH urif Vi n iiiA/iHiMft
Vows were recited before an cake. Decorations of aqua and
altar of flowers and palms. gold carried out tie bridal
Entering on the arm of her theme,
father, who gave her in mar- Miss Mary E. Jones of
riage, the bride wore an orig- of Youngstown, Ohio presid
inal wedding gown of white ed over the guest register. Al
chantilly lace over peau de so assisting at the reception
soie. She carried a beautiful were Mrs. Fannie B. Hawkins
orchid over her prayer book, of Niles, Michigan, and Mrs.
The bride chose as her maid Ida Mae White of Yandalia,
of 'honor, her sister, Miss Lil- Michigan both aunts of the
lian Johnson, Senior at Wayne bride
State University, Detroit, Following the reception the
Mich. Misses Bettye Jean couPle left on a wedding trip
Perry of Ann Arbor, Mich., 10 Canada.
Margaret Delores Johnson of ^r- and ^rs- Yates will
Detroit, Mich., Sheridan John- ma^e their home in Detroit,
son of Jackson, Miss., and Michigan.
Darlandez Johnson of Inkster,
Mich, were bridesmaids. Rita Had ManV Visitors
Johnson of Pontiac, Mich., TJPTniC*7 -
cousin of the bride was the
,, .... . , More than 1,300,000 persons visi
flower girl. Junior ushers of- racehorse O’War at Fhfr*
ficiating were Amos Charles twty Flnn Mar &&
Johnson and Norwood John- his retirement on 1981 vtfl his
son. . death in 1M7.
tertamed the North Missis
sippi Dental, Pharmaceutical
and Nurses Society Septem
ber 25, 1963.
The medical group met in
the amphitheatre and heard a
scientific report on case find
ings by an eminent member
of tie group.
Dr. E. P. Burton, president
of the medical society, ad
dressed the faculty and stu
dents, paying tribute to the
growth and development pf
Mississippi Vocational College
and the energy and dynamic
strength of President White,
founder of “The College With
a Million Friends.”
Dr. White gave the institu
tional response; Dean O. P.
Lowe was in charge of the
program. In his address,
President White made clear
the desire of the MVC family
to build a better college—an
institution as good as the best
in the nation.
a sji a ■ lh
y ourg negro ooy
Admits Moil Thefts
VICKSBURG, Miss. (Social)
— A lS-year-old Nape bey has
baas turned over to the Warren
Goody Youth Court here to an
swer charges of stealing mall
from readme boxes la the Bovi
na area.
Officers said much of the misa
tng null including two checks,
cm for IMS, has been recovered.
Ifce boy reportedly admitted
the thefts and said be burned
sane of the mail. He told officers
the only money he got was one
dollar for some man order mew
nhmtioo he aold.
Business un parade—we salute rne
Modern Accessories Sewing Shop, School
Attoetina tn f-'-iof I — * 1 r *- lL- - —* —J * ’ ....
a business or profession, ope
rated or conducted in a ‘first
class’ manner, will draw and
attract a ‘first class’ clientele
—a clientele of all races — is
SCHOOL . . . located on North
Farish Street in the- PARIS
For this small, but flourish
ing establishment has for its
beginning attracted people
from all walks of life, includ
ing some of the city’s most
wealthy citizens. . .
HA BELLE as she is called
by old and young, is a native
of Copiah County, Mississippi,
but has lived in Jackson most
of her life . . . She received
her education in the schools
of this city and Jackson Col
lege ... for a short time
taught in the public schools
in the Delta section of this
According to Miss Singleton,
from early youth, she was in
terested and capitivated by
the art and ability to take a
needle and thread and with
any or all kinds of materials,
fashion, design and create a
place its wearer in the class
with some of the nation’s best
dressed. . . . This interest and
desire to sew, soon took her
out of the classrooms and into
a career of SEWING. . .
Training for this type of
business was received from
special courses taken in Oak
land, California and New
York City ... but in our inter
view, Miss Singleton confessed
that although the lady may
not have ever been aware of
it. . . her real inspiration and
most of her fundamental
knowledge or SEWING came
through a brief association
with another outstanding
seamstress of this ritv MRS
Before opening her own
business, this talented young
woman did tailoring for the
Navy, on a government job
in our nation's capitol. . .
Over 12 years ago, Miss
Singleton made her first ven
ture into the business field. . .
Her sewing, alterations and
the teaching of a class of some
20 students in her Sewing
School, soon made it neces
sary to enlarge her staff, so
her sister, then Miss EULA
MAE SINGLETON came in as
assort of partner . . . taking
tdir ui muvii ui uic anci auuii
. . . Later this sister was mar
ried and moved to Chicago.
The sewing customers, mem
bers of the sewing classes and
the community as a whole,
soon convinced Miss Single
ton of the need to add to her
service a line of moderately
priced Ready-To-Wear, a fine
line of Cosmetics, Costume
Jewelry, Millinery, Hosiery,
Lingerie and Accessories . . .
At Christmastime, a full line
of toyr# and gifts for all ages.
. . . and because this expan
sion and her sewing was too
much to handle, she turned
the merchandise part of the
business over to a cousin. . .
BUNDLES, one of Lie city’s
prominent registered nurses.
fyow, while Miss Singleton
devotes all of her time to cus
tomer-sewing and her sewing
classes that are now being
conducted at the Branch Y.
M. C. A., Mrs. Bundles with
the help of a full time sales
lady and several part time
workers, manage the store. . .
Like many other business
people, Miss Singleton has a
vailed herself of the students
who take a part in the Diver
sified Occupation Program
jponsored by the High Schools
unu naa uscu several siuuems
who desire to “learn and
earn” . . .
During the years, LAURA
taken their places along with
those of other nationally
known designers.
The school has successfully
turned out a large number of
girls and women who are now
gainfully employed.
A special feature of the
merchandist department is
the personal assistance given
male customers especially dur
ing the holiday seasons in the*
selection of suitable gifts for:
the ‘favorite women’ in their:
Again, because MODERN1
AND SCHOOL 'lias made ac
very worthwhile and continu
ous contribution to the eco
nomic growth and well-being
of Jackson’s Negro citizens in
their continuous effort to gain
tor themselves a niche in the
overall economic picture of
our city and state. . . WE
AND SCHOOL and on behalf
of its owners, invite you to*
patronage this first class busi

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