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VOIUME X Meridian. Mississippi FRIDAY JANUARY 13 1933 NUMBER 23
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[■ ALLIANCE ELECTS Nl OF ICERS FOR 1933
Churches to be Awarded Big Prizes
^ The Ministerial Al
lance Elects New
Hie Inter-Denominational Minister
ial Alliance of this City is reported to
have had one of the best meetings last
Tuesday in the history of the organiza
tion. Quite a few new faces were pre
sent I'll 4 new pastors together with
the Presiding Elders have already be
come members of the Alliance.
Last Tuesday was election day. It
has been the custom of the Alliance for
the past six years to allow officers to
serve two years provided they were,
able to render satisfactory service. The
Alliance was organized in 1926,, with
Rev. Roy L. Young as promoter and
** organizer. When he came to the City
there was no Ministerial Alliance oper
ated by the Ministers of Meridian, but
he immediately began an effort to or
ganize, and he was successful in doing
so. Being the promoter and organizer,
he was elected as its first president. <
Some of those who were responsible :
for a successful organization were Revs. '
T. Hutchins, M. J. SheTard, R. N. Jones,
H. B. Leach and E F. Young. After
Rev. Young had served two years as
President, the Rev. B. W. Coates, Pas
tor of Union Baptist Church was elec
ted President. He served two succ- ]
dssful years. The Rev. M. T. J. Ho- j.
ward, pastor of St. Paul M. E. Church ,
i was then elected and his term ends
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS
♦ Thrj Newly Elected Officers to serve
for another year are Revs. W. G. Wilson
Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church,
President, E. F. Young, Pastor of Zion
Hill Circuit, Vied President. M. T. J.
Howard, Pastor of St. Paul M. E.
1 Church, Secretary, R. L. Young, Pastor
of Newell Chapel C. M. E. Church,
Treasurer. The following ministers
compose the Program Committee. Revs.
M. Williams, Pas4or Congreg ational
Church, Chairman W. B. Coa'es of
Union Baptist Church, Rhedric, Pastor
of SC James Church, H. R. Banks Pre
siding Eld -r of the A. M. E. Zion
Church, L. E. Johnson, District Super
intendent of the M. E. Church.
A program will be sponsored by the
Alliance Tuesday night at St. Paul M.
E. Church in honor of the outgoing
* Presid tnt. and other officers.
LITTLE PAL SOCIAL CLUB
In last weeks report the name of
Miss Marie Emerson as a guest of a
New Year dinner given by us was an
oversight as she was the only lucky
lady reoeaving an invitation to this af
Miss Naomi Crawford will be hostess
Sunday January 22nd, at 4:30 P. M.
Miss Laura Pierson was hostess to
the Little Pals Social club, Sunday j
after-noon, entertaining from her res- j
idence on 17th Street.
Due to the inclemency of the weather
all members were not present This
being the first meeting of the New
Year each member present made theii i
resolution which was very pleasing to,
the president. I
During the social hour the hostess
served her guest the following menu:
Mashed potatoes. cream green,
peas, fried chicken, hot buttered rolls
and hot tea.
Give us your local news not later
than Wednesday Morning to Assure
Publication in the Same week.
THE WEEKLY ECHO
MADDENED SOLDIER KILLS
FOUR; IS SLAIN
Fort Huachucha, Ariz. Jan. 13th
(ANP) Driven temporarily insane by
(Hie treatment So which he was sub
jected, Private James II. Abernathy,
attendant at the gasoline station here
shot and killed two captains of the
rwenty-fifth infantry, killed their
wives and shot a lieutenant before he
was brought down by a corporal of
lis race Thursday.
Many of the white officers placed in
pharge of colored soldiers are from
southern states. The first man shot by
Abernathy, Capt Joseph R. Wessley',
was a native Texan. The lieutenant,
flarvey Matthews, is also a Texan. It
s an open secret that the relations be
tween Negro soldiers and southern
pfficers are not pleasant.
For sometime there have been com
plaints among the soldiers here against
he treatment accorded them. They
ire not allowed to deport themselves
is soldiers, but more like a regiment
if servants for the white officers. The
soldiers are said not to be allowed to
lave their wives with them unless the
wives will agree to fce domestics in the
lomes of the officers. Various re
itrictions which the soldiers detest are
placed upon the wives. ,
The enlisted men have suffered from
lumiliation for several years and have
=cuyht outside help without much of
in improvement. „
Many of Abernathy’s friends believe
hat he nursed a grievance against the
nen he killed and just decided to end
As General President of the H. B. A.
[ wish to congretulate the following
Presidents who have been so very
/ery prompt in sending in the 25e extra
issessmen*. Thought the date has not
fd arrived for this assessment to be
n. Tht names of the President below
lave already made their report:
Mrs. M. J. Phillips No. 224 Shubuta,
Rev. M. D. Evans No.348-Eastabutchie,
Mrs. L. Johnson No. 293 Hattiesburg
Rev. H. T. Thompson No. 194 Chunkey
IV. M. Barnes No. 93 Seminary, Miss.
Mrs. Vinio Clayton No. 42 Lauderdale
Pete Bang No. 377 Perkins'on. I’iss
rames Moore No. 292 Newton, I; iss.
R. H. Lo’tcn No. 230 Shubuta. Miss,
lake Johnson No.437 Vance* Miss.
Pharity Johnson No. Wesson. Miss.
Alex Paylor No. 380 Shuqualak. Miss.
E. F. Yeung General President
PHURCH HAS MAMMOTH SUCCESS
Inspirational week and the Third
Anniversary of the Junior Church of
Baptist was indeed a colossal success,
rhe pastor and members are all smiles
jver the splendid services rendered by
On last Sunday evening, in spite of
the down pour of rain more than forty
:ame out to listen to the lecture which
cl|os a masterpiece. On Monday even
ing at four o'clock, about two hundred
women came out and were clec'rified
by that masterly address. There was ter
unanimous vote taken by each group
that Dr. Smith should be invited tc
conduct asimilar meeting sometime ir
the near future.
The Pastor wishes to thank the
members and friends for their co
operation during this occasion.
Our Church is inspired, our younp
pjcople lifted up., and the pastor i:
happy. We are ready with God's help
to put over a bigger and bettcT pro
gram for Jesus. When in need of rea
j old fashion spiritual service, come on
to Union Baptist Church, Davis Street
and 38th Avenue.
Rev. B. W. Coates, Pastor
NEWELL CHAPEL SUNDAY j1
Newell Chapel Sunday school .of-j1
ficers for (he yolor of 1933 were elected j 1
on Sunday Morning January 1st, and | ’
j the installation of officers was Sunday j ‘
January 8th. Officers elected expressed j *
themselves willingly as being ready j1
to line up to their task of duty for year. |'
Each class iof the Sunday school elected ■
in its class a secretary to make a re- 1
port of the members present in their
class each Sunday. This will be done 1
to see which teacher will have the ;
leading class. All rmanbers have made <
themselves a committee "« one each ^
j Sunday morning. I
Onn visitor was present in the person '
1 of Mr. C. M. Mayfield, of Waynesboro, i
Miss., and made seme very encourag- I
ing remarks. 11
Mr. R. W. Young, Supt. <
Miss Fannie D. Dawson, Reporter.' f
The Willing Worker's Club of i
Newell Chapel Church met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Young,
20th Street and 31st., Avenue, Wed
nesday evening January 11th. There
were timely remarks from the pastor '
Rev. Roy L. Young with reference to
the work of the Church in general. The
President asked Rev. E. W. Washing
| ton, Presiding Elder of the Meridian
District, to Preside during the election .
I of officers. The following were re- ,
i elected: Mrs I. W Wilson. President
j Mrs. Chlora Robinson, Vice President, *
i Mrs. E. O. Young, Secretary. Mr. Otis
Hopkins Asst. Secretary, Mrs Hattie ^
McElroy, Treasurer. The Chairman
oppointed the Program Committee as 1
| follows Mesdames Lillie Ree Young
i Ethel Young and Chlora Robinson. '
j Miss Minnie Cole was elected Painist 1
I for the Club and Juanita Young '
j Assistant Painist. The Club had always
done effective work and the officers *
and members am planing big things ;
for this year. The Presiding Elder f
asked the club to raise* $2 00 on Edu- j *
cation to be reported at the Elder’s 1
Counsel to b» held at Newell Chapel '
Church Feb. 7-8. The Club had already J
allowed this amount from the treasure
and is just waiting for the time to ]
make its report. The club feels grate- ;
ful to the Hcst and Hostess for the j
manner in which they entertained the
Mrs. E. Knox Emergency Treasurer, j
Mrs. L. W. Wilson, President
Mrs E O. Young, Secretary. ^
PROGRAM OF THE HAVEN RUST :
CLUB, THURSDAY JANUARY 18th,1 ■
| Or*oning son*-- Rust College, led
by Miss J. M. Webb.
Sonk—Jesus Call us, led by Miss M. I
i Quotations, Any Author
Minutes of the last meeting
Stunts, Prof. Oliver, Miss Cleo Sim- 1
mons and Mrs. L. Webb.
Reading--Mrs. E. H. Brooks
Reading Mrs. Mattie Jonos
Song-Now the Day is Over.
Miss Jessie Mae Webb,
Secty. Program committee.
Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Bohanan, of Ke- !
Iona, Miss., announces the birth of a
baby girl November 30. 1932, who has
been named Leona Ru'h.
Mrs. Bertha Bohanan before her mar
riage was Miss Bertha Dawson, of Mer- |
LION WASHINGTON, KAN-j
3AS BOY, MAKES GOOD ON COAST j
Los Angeles, Calif., Jon. 13th (ANP)
from a perfect stranger to the role of ,
me of the buisness and political figures ;
>f the City within two years is the in |
eresting history of Leon Washington, (
roung 23 year old live wire, residing ]
vith his Aunt and Cousins at 847 E. ,
4 Street. “Wash,” as he is familiarly 1.
ailed by his many friends in adver ; .
ising manager of the California Eagle, ]
rganizer and president of the Young ]
Jen’s Republican club, and prominent ,
a various business and social activities. ,
Following his graduation from Wash 1
mrn college he left Topeka, Kansas i
,nd with his cousin Loren Miller, city <
ditor of the Eagle came west. They j i
rorked for a short while on the Cali <
ornia News then started the “Town ]
’alk" a paper of their own. This did j
veil but was absorbed by the Cali ,
cmia Eagle and the two young pub- ,
ishers added to the staff. Leon is an j
xcellent speaker and turned the state ,
or Congressman Joe Crail in the An- :,
;ust campaign. He has also made a j
lumber of speeches over the Radio. |
MURDER COILS CLOSE AROUND t
DEAD VETERAN'S WIDOW AND t
FILIPINO LOVER , ji
_ ! 1
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 13th (ANP) '
'ollowing sterling revelations that Mrs.
lurelia Jackson, wife of A. J. Jackson, 1
var veteran found shot to death at >
heir home 1712-114‘h street, had a <
'ilipino lover whom she helped sup- \ <
Fuit, cviuciiuc L/cgiiia iu pum iu uiciii «
s perpetrators of what was at first,’
eported as a suicide. )
The Oriental, Bessel Nery was ar- <
ested in bed with Mrs. Willamena «
’homas, 9724 Alabama street who, ac- 1
ording to information, had also been <
ontributing the Nery’s support, both 1
iromen nuware of the other’s liason. 1
A screen cut from the inside, rifled
ly the drawers showing deliberation I
nd untouched dust on the window
till backed by the woman’s hurry to
ollest the large insurance helped to j
>o:nt suspicion to her and her young ,
Several Young men met at the home ,
if Mrs. Beatrice Pippins, January 9th
'or the purpose of organizing a Club j
Icr the Young men. They have ac
:epted as their name The Royal Six.
Hie officers are as follows: Willie j
dcKee, Pres.; William Poe, Vice Pres.; i
jfcbera Harrison, Sec’y.; Cyril Me- 1
Cenzio, Treas. and Bus. M r.
SOCIAL COMMITTEE Henry John
;on. There will be acall meeting Fri
lay January 13th, at the home of Mrs.
Beatrice Pippins, at 8.00 O’clock.
ST. JOHN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Tire St John Baptist Sunday School
ipened Sunday Morning January 8th
>y the Asst. Supt, Brio Luther Noble.
Hie weather being somewhat unfav
>rable the attendance was not as good
rs usual. However, all classes were able
:o function. A short but impressive
nogram was rendered. Bro. B. Brown
Supt. made his annual address which
was especially interesting. Only a
:ew changes were made in the election
Each officer seems to bo willing to
help make out of the Sunday what it
The Installation of Sunday School
jfficers will bo held at the church,
Sunday February 12th at 2:30 P. M. A
program for that hour promises to be
m interesting one.
REV. I. GARLAND PENN, JR.
For the past few weeks there seems
o have been quite a bit of news paper
iomment upon the fact that the Rev.
. Garland Penn, Jr., was appointed
o the pastorate of the Williams Temple
Z. M. 4E. Church at Shreveport, La.
lev. Penn was at one time a member
if the Methodist Episcopal Church
>nd a pastor of said Church. Presum
ibly one of the outstanding pastors,
le is the son ,of the late Dr. I. Gar
and Penn, one of the foremost race
nen in his church. Rev. Penn, Jr..
vas also District Superintendent in
tis Church. According to News Paper
eports he became involved in finan
ial matters, etc., to the extent that
t was nccessary-in order tlhat he may
ave himself-to leave his church and
mnt shelter somewhere else. In seck
ng shelter it is reported that he came
o the C. M. E. Church and was ac
epted. And in a recent Annual Con
erence was appointed to one of the
nost outstanding churches in our con
nection at Shreveport, La. The ap
lointment of Rev. Penn to this church
las caused quite; a bit of comment. It
eems to be the concensus of opinion
hat though Dr. Penn is well quali
ied intellectually, that the Bishop in
ipDcinting him to Williams Temple
iccause of the record behind Dr. Penn
las made a colossal blunder.
There is a great question in the mind
if the Editor of the Weekly Echo with
eference to such appointment. We won
ler if men should be taken in by other
hurches of other denominations who
irn nmnintr fn Cairo thr>ir VliHp WP
vender if it pays, we wonder if it
lelps the church-in gerenal. We won
ler if it helps the individual. We are
if the opinion that if a man is a
ireacher in the C. M. E. Church and
lesires to flee from the wrath to come
ie should ge*t a clean Board of Health
rem the denomination and the Church
hat he represents. And the same is
rue with minsters of other churches.
.The Editor of the Echo belives in
ntellectual training and ability, but
ve do not belive that Bishops and
caders should take men Just because
if their intellectual training and their
opposed standing. 1 belive that some
if our C. M. E. Leaders can be right
ully criticized for accepting men with
mt giving any consideration to their
coord, Qui'e a few outstanding C. M.
tls. have brought this matter to our
ittention and not one is of the opinion
hat the appointment of Rev. Penn to
uch an outstanding church in our con
lection, to take care of our interest,
vas justfiable. I know that the C. M.
5. Church as all other churches needs
nen. However, we believe that there
ire several men who are our men in
lur church who could have taken care
if this church. It is a known fact that
he News Papers have reported from
,ime to time that the C. M. E. Church
ios lost one or two big churches in
Chicago through Court Ligigation and
his has cost several thausand dollars
iside from the less of the property;
ind i‘ is renort that Dr. Ptnn was in
/olved in these matters before coming
io our church. May we candidly ask
Ailhat is the wisdom and where is tie
;ood judgement in making such ap
pointments? Somehow the Editor of the
Weekly Echo has n^ver been too much
mnresjed with minsters leaving their
pwn denomination and going to other
ihurcfies. There are, however excep
ions, but the exceptions should be
his; that minsters who quit their
;hurches and go to other churches do
pot leave und r fire or criticism. I
Churches And Or
ganizations To Ete
THROUGH COURTESY OF THE
MERIDIAN STAR AND BUSINESS
Through the courtesy of the Meridian
Star the Weekly Echo gives the names
°f the organizations, churches, etc., tha(
are to receive prizes that have been
made possible through the courtesy of
the Meridian Star and some of the
business organizations of the City. On
behalf of the Colored people of this
city the Weekly Echo expresses ap
preciation for the opportunity that has
been given us as a group to do some
thing for ourselves.
GOOD SAMARITAN CAMPAIGN
Tlie Good Samaritan Campaign
sponsored by the Star and some of the
business concerns will mean much to
those who will be awarded prizes and
especially to our group during these
djeprefsed times when dollars, halves
and quarters seem to hide. The three
Colored churches to be awarded prizes
will have gladden hearts Sunday.
A special invita'ion is extended Sun
day and Sunday night by the Pastor
of Newell Chapel Church to all mem
bers and friends to Sunday's Services.
THE STANDING OF THE CON
TESTANTS IS AS FOLLOWS:
Newell Chapel C. M. E. Church
Union Baptist Church Votes 34,048
St. John Baptist Church Votes 20,271
Thirty First Avenue Baptist Church
Baptist Seminary _— 10,000
Newell Chapel Church, Rev. Roy L.
Young, Pastor, will receive $25.00,
prize, Rev. B W. Coates, Pastor, of
Union Baptist Church will receive $15.
00 prize, St. John Baptist Church, Rev.
D. Evans, Pastor, will receive $10.00
prize. Tho Echo will give a write up
with reference to this campaign in
next week’s issue.
THE VOTES AMONG THE WHITE
ORGANIZATIONS ARE AS FOL
W. M. U. of 15th Avenue Baptist
2,004,017. Business & Professional
Woman's Club 953,054, Oak Grove
. Baptist Church 576,042, Ladies
! Aux. First Presbyterian 285.962, Fifth
| Street Methodist Missionary Society
| 221,854. Poplar Spring Methodist 177.537
I American Legion 100,837, Salvation
Army 94,773. Auxiliary of O. R C. 22.
! 263, Truth Seeker Class E. End Me
j thodist 18,096, Matinee Musical Club
16,850, Kings Daughters 14,988, First
Christian Society 14,911, Magnolio
Bud Jr. W. C. No. 5 13,459, Catholic
Ladies Aid 11,932, Jones Memorial
1 Presbyterian 10,000 Garden Club 10.000
I 41st. Avenue Baptist Church 10,000.
i beleive that if a minster becomes in
I volved in matters not becoming in his
: own church or matters over which
j satisfaction can not be reached, that he
■ should remain in that church until
these differences are ironed out. And
| then if he desires to leave, leave hon
erably then there is a probobility and
possibility cf being honorably accepted
Wrong running from one place to an
other does not make right. We hope
that church leaders of all denomina -
tions will lock well before accepting
men who have been or who seem to be
under fire in their own churches. We
a4k again what is the wisdom of mak
ii^j the Williams Temple C.. M. E
SUPPORT ^HE AD RTISERS
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