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voiume x Meridian, Mississippi Friday February io. 1933 number 27
CHURCHES BE AWARDED BIG PRIZES
Bishop R. A. Carter To Be In City
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The Good Samari
The Good Samaritian Campaign spon
sored by tlie Meridian Star and some
off (the business concerns are ending
their second month's work tomorrow.
According to report a large number of
churches and organizations, IxCli white
and colored, have been working hard
for the past thirty days to see who will
be the winners for the second month’s
prizes. In the first month’s Campaign,
fchere were five colored organizatiins,
that en'ercd, however, it is reported
that the list of contestants among colo
red has grown quite a bit.
KING FISH AND MADAM QUEEN
Rev. Young and the members of Ne
well Chape] C. M. E. Church won the
first prize of $25.00. however, according
to “Madam Rumor,” Rev. Young
. and his members will have to take the
back seat in Sunday Morning’s Star.
Rev. B. W. Coates is styled as "King
tv it • 1.1-: __•_ —
Emma B. Ivy, of (Jt- Paul and princi
pal of the East End school, is styled
Rev. Young and his members are
trembling in their boots. They state
that they hope nrt! to be eliminated
from prizes altogether. They at least
hope to coquer the third prize if $10.
00. Watch Sunday Morning’s Star for
Council A Gloring Suc
cess Rassed About
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Presiding Elder E. W. Washington of
the C. M. E. Church, Meridian Dis
trict held his Ministerial Council at
Newell Chapel, Tuesday of this week.
This seems to have been one of the
most successful councils that has been
held on the Meridian District for a
number of years. All of the ministers
reported their work spiritually alive
The financial reports were one hund
red per cent, (100%). All pastors pre
sent reported every dime that the Pre
siding Elder had asked for in the Coun
cil. Practically $140 00 was raised on all
Claims. The following pastor were pre
sent and made round reports:
Revs. R. L. Young, Newell Chapel
E. F. Young, Zion Hill Circuit; G. C
Fairley, Hattiesburg; E. B. Brown ol
Bassfield and E. B. Blackman of Mt
Pleasant. Rev. G. L. Burks was absent
but Rev. R. W. Radcliff made a splen
did report for the Good Hope Circuit
Rev. M. J. Jones of Blue Springs wa:
also absent however, his report wa:
sent in by the Presiding Elder. Revs
T. W. Hence and W. L Expose faile<
to be present for some cause.
ORGANIZE COUNTY CONVENTIOI'
A C. M. E. County Conventiin wa:
organized for Lauderdale County
i with the following officers: M. A. Durr
of Good Hope Circuit, president; Mr.
Eugene Chapel, Vice president; Mrs.
Ethel Young, Secretary; Mr. T. C.
; Miller, assistant secretary; Rev. R. W.
The County Convention was intro
duced by Bishop Brown at Columbus
in the Presiding Elders’ Council. The
Presiding Elder and pastor of the
Meridian District thought so well of
the plan that the bauuerdale County
Convention has been organized. The
Convention is to meet only every sixty
days. It will medt with the different
circuits and stations in Lauderdale
County. A Courtf y Con veil'ion Board
is to be organized in every local church
being composed of about five or seven
members. It is generally conceded
tjhilt. these Convention will mean much
to the C. M. E. church in general, and
the Meridian District in particular.
The sermon that was delivered
, Tuesday nvht by jthe Rev. E. B.
Brown, pastor of the Bassfield Circuit,
j was highly enjoyed by all prose rut.
Mrs. S. E. Blackman, District presi
! dent of the Missionary Society, deliv
I cred a splendid address Tuesday night.
After which, |the Meridian District
i went on record as endorsing the plan
| of sending her to Chicago in tthe
j month of August to rftend the Con
nectional Council of Hhe C. M. E.
The Presiding Elder and ministers
of the Meridian District are making a
strong effort Ito make Easter a high
day on the Dictriat. ,
Negro Civic League
The Negro Civic League met Mon
day evening at 6:30 in regular session
in the H. B. A. building with Mr
Henry S'fayhom, vice presic’j nt.,
chairman. A very interesting meeting
was held with several of the members
preset*! Several reports were made
by committees that had been previ
ously appointed. Mr. Claud Williams
made a report with reference to dis
1 continuing (the manuel training de
! partment of Wechsl.'T High School
The members of the League deplored
the fact that there seems to be an at
tempt to discontinue this department
The committee was asked to continue
its work and to do whatever possible
on our part 'to maintain this depart
ment. Rev. R. L. Young chairman ol
the committee, wi*h reference to the
school condition in the East End, made
a report. The committee composed oi
Revs. Young, W. G. Wilson and Mr
Frank Berry reported that they seni
a petition lo the Mayor and Council
men humbly requesting some consi
deration with reference to 10S(h Ave
nue and the East End School in par
ticular during foul weather, however
they reported that they had no replj
whatever from the Mayor and Coun
cilmen. It was thought however, tha
possibly, they would hear from fthei:
request probably this week, sinci
Tuesday was their first meeting h
; this month.
AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE
1 The Civic League authorized '.h<
! committee to continue bringing tbt
I matter before the city authorities un
i til some kind of consideration is given
One who travels 10th Avenue or any
| seif ion in the East End of the city
! knowns the conditions that exist
j when the weather is bad.
NEGRO COUNTY AGENT
J The committee composed of Revs,
j Young, B. W. Coates and Mr. C. L.
I Lindsey that was appointed to go be
_ fore the Board of Supervisors for the
' purpose of getting a Negro County
Agent for Lauderdale County, made
j its report. This committee went before
the Board last Monday at 2:30.
Tlie Board was very courteous to
the committee in allowing it to pre
sent its cause. The committee stated
to the Board “that Negroes were not
asking tthat someone five them food,
they are not asking for a place to
sleep and to eat, but they are asking
J for a chance to do somitthing for them
I selves”. If a Negro Agent is appointed
in this county who has common sense,
who knows how (to get along with
colored and white people, it will be an
j asset to Lauderdale county. Give us
j some one to teach our people to ter?
i race land; to grow food stuff; to feed
j himself at home, and condition will be
i better. We do not advocate that our
people go out on big plantations to
work for some individuals, but we
r.ither advise that our people be given
a chance to own their own little homes
(that they be taught sanitation
( etc., and if this is done, not only will
i the Ne.To profit by this but Lauder
i dale County and the stoic of Mississ
i ippi will profit.
NO IMMEDIATE HELP
The members of >he Board stated
to the committee iihat no immediate
help could be given with reference to
appoirting a colored county Agent,
since the budget had already been
made, and taxes had been reduced
i with taxes being paid in installmenfts.
However, the committee was assured
Ithat this matter would be taken under
advisement and the Board would do
wt'clt it eou'd in making up the next
budget Ito allow something for a Negro
j Acer I for Lauderdale County.
THE TWENTY SECOND ANNIVER
SARY OE THE COLORED BOYS
AND GIRLS IMPROVEMENT AS
. SOCIATION WILL BE CELEBRA
Sunday afternoon February 12th 3:0fl
P. M. in the Auditorium of Wechsler
High school (the following program
, will be rendered: Processional—On
ward Christian soldiers; Prayer-Rev
W. G. Wilson; Scripture reading-Ro
berda White; Music—Negro National
Anthem; Welcome—Carolyn Hunter;
History—Fredick Roberts; Solo—Cath
erin Areola Hollum; Boys pledge-Earl
Hunter; Girls plcdge-Marion Brooks;
Instrumental Solo-Evelyn Hodges; Rec
Edna Brooks; Solo-Evelyn Coleman;
Rec.-Alice Campbell; Solo-LaMond
Reese; Dec.-Inman Kin:;; Solo-Malindc
Shumaker; Rec.-Ida Mae Johnson; Sole
| Louise Harper; Address-Prof. Guy
Oliver; Remaks; Collection; Benedic
Carolyn Hurtter, Pres
Evelyn Hodges, Scc’y
Mesdames M. A. Smith and A. M
’ i Thomas, Mgrs.
1 A few days ago Rev. R. L. Younf
mailed odt several circular letters tc
some of his friends, in which he askec
that each one who desired, to contri
bute as much as 10c in helping him to
defray his expenses to Washingjon, D.
C. As has been stated in a previous
issue of the Echo, Rev. Young has had
an invitation form Bishop Edwin H.
Hughes of Washington, D. C., (to at
tend a Religious meeting in which the
Religious Bodies of the United States
will protest the repeal of the lSIlh a
Though the lettters were just mailed
a few days ago, Rev. Young has receiv
ed from 10c to as much as $5.00 from
several individuals. He states that he
had a nice letter from Mr. W. J. Pat
i ton of Shubuta, Mississippi, and though
j Mr. Patton was only asked for 10c, he
wrote Rev. Young a nice letter en
dorsing the movement and sent him a
nice donation. One white friend was
in l he office a few days ago and stated
I “I think you are worthy, I believe you
j will have the common sense to go and
take care of the situation. Here is a
$5.00 bill." At a la'er date, the names
of all I he contributors for this cause
will be published through the columns
: of the paper.
TO RETURN TO CITY
Rev. R. L. Young has judt received a
letter from his brother, Mr. Thomas
Young, who has been in New Orleans,
La., for some time under an Eye Spe
cialist, in which he stated that he will
probably be in the city Saturday after
THE P. T. A. OF THE EAST END
The P. T A. of the East End school
will celebrate Founders Day Program
! February 17th at 8:00 P. M. at Pilgrim
Progress Baptist church. The follow
ing program will be rendered: Song,
P. T. A.; Scripture Reading, Mrs. Zan
thia Rimpson; Sentence Prayers; Duct,
Mcsdamcs Hannah Walk and Beatrice
| Bryant; Roll call; Paper, Our service to
'the needy, Miss J. Ruth Scott; Song,
selection by the East End school facul
ty; Introduction of speaker; Address,
! Speaker to be announced later; Res
ponse, Mrs. G. W. Oliver; Candle Light
ing Pageant, by active members of the
i p. T. A. Tlie public is cordially in
! vited to attend this program.
Mrs. Ma 'nolia Johnson, Pres.
Mrs. Laura Harris, Sec'y
Miss Emma B. Ivy, Prin.
DRUNKEN MULE DRIVER
Marion, N C., Feb., 10th (ANP) Lo
cal judges daily are faced by groups of
| defendants who have been arre3ted for
driving while under the influence of
liquor. But most of these offenders are
Thursday, however, Judge Dysant
' was called upon to decide the case a
gainst Walter Murphy, a drayman,
i Murphy drives a mule. Police testi
fied Ithat, while under 'he influence of
liquor, Murphy drove down the main
street and got in 'raffic jam.
Judge Dysart, dealing in an orginal
manner witfh or-inal cases sentenced
Murphy to sixty days. ,
DON’T FAIL TO READ OUR LIST
' OF ADVESTISFRS IN THIS ISSUE OF
j THE ECHO. WHEN YOU TRADE
WITH PEOPLE WHO ADVERTISE
! THROUGH THE ECHO YOU GET
J. P. Courts Im -
pose Severe Sei -
(BY Meridian Star)
Severe sentences were imposed upon j
defendants appearing in both justice of j
the peace courts on serious charges. <
Joe Jones, a colored man, resisted ar- '
rest when Southern Railway Special
Agent J. Temple sought to take him
in custody on a charge of stealing coal
from a car in the Southern railway
Special Agent Temple was compelled
I to use his revolver in knocking Jones
down, when ithe latter tried to wrench
the weapon from the constable, it was
said. A citizen passing by took in the |
situation and went to the aid of the j
I officer, succeeding in subduing Jones |
without futher difficulty, it was stated. ,
Jones was fined by Judge W. F. Lan
caster $10 and cost of court and in ad
dition was sent jail for 30 days. It
is said the negro was somewhat under
the influence of liquor ait the time the
officer sought to make the arrest.
In Justice of Peace Raymond Clay’s
court Green Pope, a negro charged with
trespass upon complaint of a negro wo- :
man, who said Pope had attempted to
force entrance into her home despite
her protests, was fined $300 and costs!
and rto serve three months in jail.
In Justice Clay’s court also Curtis
ctnenrs white, was fined $10 and cosrts
on a charge of trespass preferred by a
white woman, who declared Spears re
fused to desist trying to force an en
trance into her home.
: The circumstances in the negro's case
! were more serious than in the white
I EDITOR'S NOTE
As editor of the Weekly Echo, we
! wish to advise our people to be careful
1 about committing crimes of any kind, j
Do no* trespass; do not do the things |
that will cause you to be put in jail, on I
the streets, on the county road and to
pay big fines. We want jt° the |
members of our race to be careful as
to how we carry one another to court.
If matters of differences arrive, try to
settle them among ourselves. It is
better in the long run.
! According to the above statement,
Green Pope, a Negro, was fined for
trespassing $300.00, cost of the court
and three months in jail, which is eq
! uivilan' to 'three months on the county
I road. Mr. Curtis Spears, a white gent
] leman, was fined $10.00 and cost on a
i charge of Itrespass.
One Big reason for crimes among oui
I people comes from the fact that they j
j have been denied the proper Itrainlng. j
Records of properly trained Negroes ,
prove (this to be true.
75 DOCTORS TO VISIT FLORIDA !
CLINIC , !
Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 10th (ANP)
The Fourth Annual Medical and Sur-‘
fical Clinic, the health gathering which
has had such phenomenal success since
1 Prof J. R. E. Lee called H four years j
ago, will be held this year February1
14th-16th. 75 doctors have signified
their intention *o be present. Last year
more 400 patients were treated at the
clinic and 60 operations were performed.
Dr. Hale of Meharry Medical College
j has charge of the clinic.
ter of the C.
M. E. Church
To Preach At
Bishop R. A. Carter, A. M., D. D.,
4408 Vincenne Avenue, Chicago, is
scheduled to preach at Newell Chapel
C. M. E. Church, Sunday and Sun
day night. Bishop Cadter is widely
known throughout the country, hav
ing made several itrips aboard. He is
reputed to be one of the most out
standing Bishops, not only of his
church, but, of the race.
Bishop Carter was at one time the
presiding Bishop of Mississippi. He is
now presiding over eight Annual Con
erences in Georgia, Nor'h Carolina
md Texas. He was ithe first graduate
if Paine College, Agusta, Georgia. He
s the author of several books.
This week Bishop Carter is spend
ng two or Ithree days in Augusta, Ge
>rgia, attending the 50th Anniversary
Celebration of Paine College, an in
stitution fostered by the M. E. Church
South and the C. M. E. Church, for
he training of colored youth. One of
he main addresses is to be delivered
yy Bishop Cattter in Augusta.
INVITATION TO PUBLIC
A special invitation is extended to
the public by Rev. R. L. Young and
his members ito hear Bishop Carter
Sunday and Sunday night.
Rev. J. H. Moore
/ t T ewell Chapel
Rev. J. H. Moore of Holly Springs,
Miss., was the guest of Newell Chapel
church Sunday February 5th. Rev.
Moore is the General Secretary of the
Missionary Department of C. M. E
church, and has been for more than
nineteen (19) years.
Rev. Moore delivered a wonderful
address in Sunday school which was
enjoyed by all. The eleven O'clock
sermon was taken form the 6th Chap
ter of John and lfl|th-17th verses. In
which he preached a soul stirring ser
mon that will long be remembered.
Rev. Moore being present in the
Mission delivered another wonderful
address, aboift the duty and meaning
of the Missionary. The Mission was
much benefited by the remaks coming
form the General Seere'ary, and he
stated that he was glad to see the wo
men at work.
The evening sermon delivered by
Rev. Moore was taken from the Pas 1ms
Our Hear‘s were made to know that
God was near. We are always glad to
have our visitors t ovisit us.
T. C. Miller, Reporter.
To have a friend you must first
be a friend.
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