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j News Weekly. than 10.000 Readers. L^.. - Published Weekly at 2508 5th Street - v i '___ VOIUME X Meridian, Mississippi FRIDAY JANUARY 20 1933 NUMBER 24 1 1 ... I — —.—■ —,,— . . t _J ... Petitioned Mayor and Councilmen ' Good Samaritan Campaign Going Forward ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PRIZES IN DIG CAMPAIGN The results of the first month's Good Samaritan Campaign sponsored by the Meridian Star was published in last week's issue. , The Echo, as heretofore stated is greatly indebted to the Meridian Star for the court’sy shown us in furnish ing us With this news for our paper which came out the same day that the star published the results. Especially are we indebted to Mr. J. D. Dement, who has general charge of the cam paign. The first rule and condition wil!i reference to this campagin is as follows: “Open to every church or organization, junior or senior, whether they are so cieties or subsidiary 'organizations of churches:. That is a broad statement, but from my observation it is all true. This campaign is sponsored by our white friends, but they have not refus ed to include colored organization. Colored churches, organizations etc., have been permited o take part in (his great campaign without any discrimin ation whatever. Those in charge of the •* vo in; at the star office are just as polite to race members when they go in to vote as could be expected of any .one. We feel that the Churches and ‘organiza'ions among our group should do their best in in is campaign, n ^ method (hat helps us to help ourselves. These white people are saying to us, “If you will save paper, we will give .you" $25.00, $15.00 'o-r $10.00 per month fOr three mon'hs or on the fourth month $50.00. $30 00 or $20.00. The ■ Echo wishes to recommend to its read ers the following list of advertisers who make the campaign possible. The Meridian Star, Motor Service Co, Rudemar Beauty Salon, Hardin's Bakery, Firestone Service S'ores, Acme Building Supply, W. W. Willis Coal Co. Lauderdale Daires, Winner Klein, Beauchamp S' Sharp, Tom Lyle Gro. Co, Vinson Furniture Co, Par Ex cellent Fertilizer. Engle Cot'on Oil Co, Sinclair Floral Co, All Market Basket * Stores, C. H. Christopher Grocery. Walter Kidder, Mitchell Glicco Res taurant, W. D. Lynch Grocery, W. B. , Roberts Grocery. R. S. Watson Grocery, Angel Cake Flou., Gilsters Best Flour, Featherlite Flour, All in One Flour, Red Rose Cream Meal. Rosabel’s Book and Art Shop, The I .amor Hotel, City Garage, Cooper's Ice Cream, Lee M Harris and Walton Moore, White Star Laundry, Troy Laundry, Gower Print ery, Rayner Drug and Paint, Central Service Station, Massey Minga Drug & Seed Store. Clip these and car ry them about at ■ all times and you will know when to ask for votes. The imxt campaign will end February 11th, 1933. DR. BROOKS RESUMES PRACTICE The many friends of Dr. L. F. Brooks » ip and out of the city, are proud to know that he has full recovered and has resumed his duties. Dr. Brooks is now in his office 2503 5th Street ready to take care of his many patients who call daily to his office for medical aid. Mrs. J. D. Dyess 3212-lOth Street, is seriously ill. Her many friends wish foi her a speedy recovery. DR. J. P. KING LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE J. R. Ransom's Condition Reported Worse (Plaindealer News Service) i LAWRENCE. KAN. Jan. 13- Dr. J. P. King, president of Western University, Kansas City, Kansas, died in Memorial hospital at about midnight Wednesday ! night of injuries received in an auto | mobile accident near here last Monday. | Dr. King had hecived a fractured skull and other injuries in the accident, | but Tuesday hope for his recovery | was expressed by local hospital au ; thorities when he shown signs of i allying. A relapse, however set in Tuesday night. , Doctor King was 53 years old. He i was born in‘ Pulaski, Tenn. When 6 ! years old he moved to Lawrence, Kan. i with his parents and where he received liis cducatbn in the city school and in the University of Kansas. He was 1 a member of the ‘graduating class of 1913. Following his graduation he taught in the schools at Springfield, Mo., Oskalossa, Kan., and Topeka. He was an instructor of science in the Summer high school 1915 to 1922. He was elect ed ;he first principal of the new North ! cast junior high school serving in that capacity five years when he resigned in June, 1929, to become president of tile University. i Dr. K ng was widely known over the state os an educator. He was in terested n the young people of his race. It was last Sunday afternoon that the j ‘immortal character’ Dr. King address ! a group of young men and women. 1 During his administration as presiacni ' of Western University, the school made 1 much progress. Dr. King friends were many and he will be missed greatly as j a leader' of •'his people/ ! Funeral services will be held Sat ! urday afternoon at the First A. M. E. I Church, E ght and Nebraska avenues. 1 Rev W. D Wilkins, pastor of the | church will be in charge. Professor G. | A. Gregg, Vice President is in charge I of the University for the present. Prof. J. Robert Ransom, regis*er of i Western U. school, who was in the au j to accident and who had been pre i viously reported as improving, also 1 suffered a relapse and his condition was described as serious this morning. It was expected that Ransom would be released wi'hin a few days. EDITOR'S NOTE The trag'c deaths in this automobile accident should be a warning to all au | tomobile drivers when one leaves his i place of business ‘or his home in an au tomobile, it should be remembered that j death my over'ake you before you re trun. Let all 'of us automobile drivers be more careful on the highways, j Start in time and take your time. We can hurry through life to the extent | that we cut our lives short by tragic I deaths. HAVEN 4—H CLUB Thc Haven 4-H Club met January | ISth in the Haven Club house. The meeting was presided over by the president, Mrs. Lula Stennis with the Demonstration agent Mrs. Butler pre ' sent. ( Mrs Pearl McClain, club leader, de monstrated on a porch basket made of pine needles and pine buds. Mrs. Butler made an interesting talk on Better Kitchens, which was enjoy ed very much. Mrs. Lula Stennis, President. Adlean Hardy, Secretary MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF NEWELL1 CHAPEL The Missionary Society of Newell Chapel Church met Sunday evening, January 15th at 6:30 with the president, Mrs. Annie Smith, presiding. Opening song “What a friend we have in Jesus”; prayer, Mrs Lucinda Garter; song, “Let Jesus fix it for you”; scrip- , ture reading, Miss Eva Knox; reading of the minutes. The following was rcn- , dered: Select reading, Mrs. Velma Young; Duet, Mrs. R. W. Young and Mrs. E. F. Young, Sr. with Mrs. Nettie Ed- \ wards as accompanist; Discussion “The j need of more unity in our Missionary | Society” was opened by Mrs. R. L.1 Young. After the rendition of the program the CiTcles -were asked to make their reports which were as follows: Boost er's Circle made a nice report and re ported 8100; The Goodwill Circle re ported the spiritual part of its work; and some cash in treas. The Helping Hand Circle reported 84c. The mission ary society is now ready for the coun cil our money is ready. Mrs. L. Wilson Reporter FAREWELL PARTY On Monday night January 16th Mrs. Ruby L. Grant and Miss Bessie T. Edwards gave a surprise party in honor of Miss Rachel Smith at the home of her mother, Mrs. Edward Booze 3823 South Street. There were 24 guests present. The surprise began when Miss Smith and Mr. McLendon came in from the movies. The radio was furnishing good music while some dancing and others i»or/> nlotrnirf Miss Smith was shocked with sur prise, so much so until she had to go to her room to ask her mother “What was it all about"? She joined in with all the guests expressing herself as having a wonderful evening. A delic ious lunch was Served. Miss Smith is a graduate of Cosby’ School of Cosrhe tology, Washington, D. C. She left Thursday for Washington, where she will return to her work. Her many friends wish for her a pleas ant tr‘P' REV. R. L. YOUNG TO SPEAK At the Vesper service at the First Congregational church Sunday, Rev. R. L. Younpastor of Newell Chapel C. M. E. church will speak. The ser vice begins at 6 o’clock. The public is invited. Rev. M. Williams pastor. VISIT RELATIVES AND FRIEND IN CITY Mrs. B rtha Bates Lockett and her sister. Miss Mamrnie Riley, visited in the city the first of the week. They expressed themselves as having had a lovely stay while in the city. EDITOR RECEIVES INVITATION Rev. Roy L. Young has received an invitation front Bishop Edwin H. Hug hes of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D. C., to attend a country wide Religious meeting that is being called to meet in Washington, D. C., March 7th and 8th. All denominations are expected to participate in this great meeting. The meeting is called for the purpose of creating a sentiment against j the repeal of the 18th Amendment. Rev. Young has notified Bishop Hug I hes that he hopes to attend. ALLEN CHAPEL NEWS Rev. H. D. Rhodes our Presiding Elder of the Meridian Circuit has beer with us for ten days in a series ol meetings. While in the City he has mad' his home at Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Glis pie who made everything pleasant foi him. He was highly entertained while here. On Tuesday he was entertainer by Mr. and Mrs. Glispie. Wednesday Revs. H. D. Rhodes and P. Butlei spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Clin ton Glispie, on Thursday they were in vited to Mr. and Mrs. Bell where every thing was prepared in high class style On Friday Mrs. R. B. Glispie, Mrs Annie Butler, Mrs. Mattie Bell and Mrs Johnnie Glispie entertained Rev. H. D Rhodes, Rev. P. Butler, Rev Rhedric and Mrs. Clara Evans with a table full of everything good to eat. On Satur day Mrs. Pearl Walker and sister May Williams entertained our guest at high noon. Sunday morning Mr. Clinton Glispie was the hostess with a fine breakfas; those present were Rev. H D. Rhodes, Rev. P. Butler, Mrs. Annie Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Owen Rhodes and Mr. Lonza Bell and Mrs. R. B. Glispie The breakfast was just delicous. Sun day at 1:30 Mrs. Venia Clark gave Rev. H. D. Rhodes and Rcv.J Butler a high time where the chickens died and were buried in the preachers grave yard, one Monday Rev. and Mrs. Brook entertained our guest a* 'heir home. On Tuc-sday Mrs. Mary Jackson on 17th Avenue entertained our guest s0 highly that Rev. H. D. Rohdes ate things that he didn't know their name Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Brown entertained the ministers at their home and every 'hing was just wonder!ul. luesaaj night the last night Rev. H D. Rhodes added seven members to the church After the offering was lifted Mrs. Mat tic Bell brought Rev. II. D. Rhodes tc the alter and Mrs. Annie Butler pre sented him a token for his astive ser vice. after that Mrs. Claree Miller leac Rev. P. Butler to the alter and Mrs Johnnie Glispie presented him with ; token for his service af'er which ; surprise reception was given for Rev H. D. Rhodes, and a program rendered OFFICER CLEARED OF KILLINC Washing’on, Jan.. 20/—(ANP) At the coroner's inquest here Tuesday morn ing, Police L. Homer L. Pearson of the Eleventh Precinct, was absolved of al blame in the fatal shooting of Ho wan Simms, when he testified that he- sho and killed Simms n self d fense. The officer said that he was set upoi by Simms and was being choked by hi assailant when he pulled his own gut and fired. Simms stirred police circle when he made a d a'h-bed confessioi that he was the slayer of Mary Baker one of the murder which has rcmainti a mystery. A check-up of the confess ion, however, proved it to be false. TO SEEK CHANGE OF VENUE U SCOTTSBORO Birmingham, Ala.—(CNS George W Chamlee of Chattanooga, Tenn., am Irving Schwat of New York, attorney: for the International Labor Defense who came here a few days ago to begu preparations for the new trial of th< Seven Negro boys in the Scottsbon case have requested a change of venue so as to bring the case to trial in Bir mingham. A charge of venue to Bir mingham would permit setting the tria <o another date. Atty. Chamlee said the first plat would be to have the youths removec from the death house at Kilby prison Montgomeiy. INSTALLATION SERVICE OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL TO BEGIN AT 2:30 O’CLOCK SUNDAY EVENING JANUARY 22ND. ( _ j Song-by thc choir; Scripture reading by the pastor, Rev. D. Evans; Invo j cation-Rev. J. S. Bingham; Song-by f lhe choir; Welcome adrress-Miss Jannie I Knighton; Seleclion-PnospeiM Baptist i Sunday school; Solo-New Era Baptist (school; Paper-Mt. Zion Baptist Sun j day school; Instrumental solo-Mrs. . Ruby Davis; Presenting of officers-by j Supt. D. V. Johnson, of New Hope Bap tist Sunday school; Installation-by Prof. I G. M. Reese, of Meridian Baptist Sem j inary; Response to program-by Prof. J inary; Responce to program-by Prof. | C. T. Tiggs; Selection-St. John Female j quartett; Collection and adjourn. ! i Rev. D. Jones, Master of ceremony.; • THREE WHITE BANDITS GIVEN FIFTY YEARS EACH FOR SLAYING NEGRO OFFICER I Leavenworth, Kans, Jan 20 (ANP) The grand final to one of the most bit terly contested case in the history of i Leavenworth Coun'y ended here this ! week when Judge J. H. Wendorff of the district court sentenced a trio of, white men to fifty years, each, in the Kansas State penitentiary. The three white men sentenced were Wesley Smith, Frank Ddmar and Mc Kinley Moss who were convicted of | the murder of Ernie Gough, a Negro j member of the Leavenworth police de ; partment on the ni ht of July 28, 1932. i Judge Wendorff pronounced sentence j upon the three white prisoners after l listening to arguments over a prolong- | ed period by attorneys for the three defendants seeking to obtain approval of a motion for a new trial. The trial in November attracted ! wide attention and was largely at : tended. The authorities took precau ; tion to provide extra gaurds Moss, j Smith and Delmar had previous prison ! records with four, two and one terms, j respectively, in the order named. Shreveport. La. Jan. 17th—(Special) Relig;ous forces representing the Sun . day School, the B. Y. P. U- and other Auxiliaries of the Baptist Persuasion , will hold their twenty-eigth annual I Sunday School Congress in this city. I The dates are June 7 to the 12th. This is the announcement that came by wire here, addressed to the Rev. E. S. Saills , and associate pastel's, from Henry Allen Boyd after his visit to Shreve , port last week, at which, time he was met by the mayjority of the Bapt:st j and other inter denominational work ers, in an all day conference. II Not only will the Sunday School Congress convene here, but there will be those from every state in the Union coming to north Louisiana for this Summer Sunday School Of Melhods. r Whilo the Rev. Mr. Boyd was here. | in conference he was also making con tact and arrangements preliminary to ■ the Board's decision awarding the I meeting to Shreveport. He secured the 1 Municipal Auditorium for the entire , fivc days and ni’hts. The contract was 1 signed by Grover C. Thames, the man ' ager representing the city of Shrevc 1 port, and Henry Allen Boyd, the secre ' tary of the Sunday School Congress ■ Forces. , It was learned here from the Rev. 1 Mr. Stills that the Congress Secretary will apply for reduced round-trip ra'es 1 on all railroads, for the benefit of the ^ messengers and denominational work ’ ers who will be expected to attend this meeting. —■ Committee Appointed PETITIONED MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN ,A committee composed of Rev. R. L. Young as chairman, together with Rev. W. G. Wilson and Mr. Frank Bery, was appointed by the Civic League to peti tion the Mayor and Councilmen for better accomodation in sections, es pecially where colored people live. The school situation in this city was also deplored by this committee and es pecially the East End. PUBLIC SCHOOLS The committee called the Mayor’s and Councilman's attention to 10th Avenue leading to the Masonic ceme tery and the unheathful condition i*i the Eas| End zone. “We have no sel fish motive in mind, but from a broad view point for the welfare of the en tire city this petition is made. The appearance from thc school room from the inside whlie they are in session will convince any mind that the health of the city of Meridian is endangered because of this congestion. The Ne groes of Meridian feel called upon now and at all times to throw themselves upon the alter for the progress of our great city. We feel that your sym pathetic consideration along these lines will help us to feel more free in giving our service.” The city authorities were also asked to make a survey of some of the sections in Meridian where colored people are located. REV. M. WILLIAMS CONGRE GATIONAL MINISTER VISITS NEW ELL CHAPEL Rev. M. Williams, pastor of the 1st Congregational Church of this city was a pleasant caller and visitor at Newell Chapel last Sunday evening at 7:00 o’clock. After much persuasion Rev. Williams agreed to sp ak to the congregation. The sermon was full of thought and inspiration and was highly enjoyed by those who were present. RELIEF KITCHEN DOING GREAT WORK _ The Relief Kitchen sponsored by the Forty and Eight Club in doing wonder ful work in helping to take care of those who are hungry and destitute. It is very commendable to see how our people, white and colored, are trying to relieve those who are hungry and without food by giving them something to eat. IMPOSITION It is being reported by some, who arc on the inside of this situation, that there are persons who will impose to some extent on those who are trying to help this great cause. It is said that there are people who go to this kitchen for meals who do not really need to do so. Some have light jobs by which they can care for themselves and fam ily fairly well. The kitchen is spon sored for those who are absolutely with out food or job and if there are men or women who can live fairly well with out going to the Relief Kitchen, i; is thought that they' should give those who are less fortunate an opportunity to be cared for. If this report is true, we hope that all persons who are not directly dependent upon the kitchen or people who will not have to walk the streets and beg will not impose up on the rights of those who are desti tuted.