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voiuml x Meridian, Mississippi Friday aprii, 28, 1933 NUMBER 38
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Fight Carolina Negro Vote Again
$ 100.0D Sunday
The Weekly Echo and business con
cerns of the city have put on a three
months Campaign for the Sunday
Schools beginning next week.
More than twenty churches, Sunday
School superintendents and teacners
have already voiced their sentiment in
favor of this Campaign.
BIGGEST IN HISTORY
This Campaign will be the biggest
Campaign ever sponsored in Meridian
by our group. A deal of enthusiasm
has already been worked up among
Kthodfot, Baptist, Congregational,
Sanctified and Church of God. The
members of the Ministerial Alliance
highly endorsed this Campaign.
There will be five prizes given away
each month. The first and second mon
ths prizes will be $10.00, 8.00. $6.00, $4.00
and $2.00. The third month's prizes
will be: $15 00, $10.00, $7.00, $5.00 and
You are urged to read the Echo next ;
week. We will carry a list of all of the
advertisers through the columns of cur
paper. All church members, Sunday
School superintendents, Sunday School
scholars and friends are urged to pat
ronize those who advertise in this Cam
paign. They arP making it possible for
$100.00 to be given away to the Sunday
HOW TO VOTE
For every penny spent with our ad- \
vertisers, you will receive one (1) vote
For each Dollar you will receive one
hundred (100) votes ere.
If we have ministers and Sunday
Schools that we have not as yet seen,
we urge you to come to the Weekly
Echo office, or call 3377 for information.
We will be glad to give any advice
TIME OF VOTING
All Sunday Schools participating in
this Campaign will be permitted to
vote twice each day. The hours of j
voting are 10:00 to 11:00 A. M. and !
4:00 to 5:00 P. M. No one will be per
mitted to bring votes later than
11:00 A. M. or 5:00 P. M. Thes»
hours will be strictly observed.
THE MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION
The Mississippi Association of Teach
ers in colored schools wiill convene in
Jackson, Mississippi April 27-29, 1933.
Meridian will be well represented.
Teachers from all of the city schools
will attend the convention.
The East End faculty will go one
hundred percent including two dele
■mine whr» will rpnrpspnt thp P. T. A.
with all expenses paid.
The only teacher to appear on the
program in the Departmental meetings
from Meridian city school is Miss Annie
Curry of the East End school who will
read a paper on "SOME HELPFUL
DEVICES FOR TEACHING LAN
GUAGE IN THE PRIMARY GRADES.”
Everyone expects to have a really
beneficial trip while in the Capital City.
TO DELIVER ADDRESS '
Rev. B Washington Coat s, pastor
of the Union Baptist Church, Davis St.,
38th Avenue, Meridian, has been in
vited by the Macon No. 2 Hight School
of which Prof. J. A. Bums is principal,
to deliver the commencement sermon
to the graduation class on Sunday,
April 30th, at 3:00 P. M.
The friends of the above named
church and pastor are much interested
and are expecting great things to hap
pen in connection with this occasion.
Hold Final Rehearsals
For Superior Debut
(By F. L. Chalmus, Chmn. Pub. Com.)
With May 1st just aroung the corner,
so to speak, members and friends of
the Haven-Rust Club are holding final
rehearsals preparatory to making
their appearances in the much talked
about “Three-in-one Debut,” which
will exemplify the earnestness, as well
as the ability of the Haven-Rust. Club
to present dramatic entertainments fojj
The plays—"Tempest in a Hat Shop,”
a one act comedy drama, “April Fools,”
a one act farce, “Modernizing aunt
Minnie,” a one act drama romance,
which comprise this nonparelleled
dramatic affair are each separate, with
a cast that has received many ovations
because of their past attainments and
adapatibility to dramatic entertain
Each play represents the choice reun
ion of directors and leading actors, as
well as ihe solution of problematic
satisfaction, along a dramatic line.
“Something new under the sun,”
is the summarized comment of many
who have heard of this super dramatic
event. Others were heard to say”
there’s been nothing of worth to be
offered but what the Haven-Rust Club
wouldn’t lead, and show others how
it should be done.”
Below, we list the cast of characters
of each play.
John Wilson, L. G. Cranford; Margret
Wilson (his wife), Mrs. M. P. Stray
horn; Floncv.i—their daughter, Miss
L. E. Prentice; Bob—their son—Arm
stead Johnson; Minnie Barnett—sister
of Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. G. W. Oliver;
Webster Walden, Dr. H. W. Wilson;
Jerminah—the cook—Mrs. M. J ones;
Dinah, her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Holla
way; Geraldine, Miss Samantha Jones;
Bessie, Mrs. Myrtle White; Eloise, Mrs.
J. M. Johnson; Ben, R. W. Yorng; Earl,
C. W. Hollaway; Dan, C. I. Fikes.
“TEMPEST IN A HAT SHOP”
Mrs Gilchrist, proprietor of the Elite
Hat Shop, Miss Jessie Mae Webb; Miss
Buehe, the efficient senior saleslady,
Miss Mildred Gains; Miss Hattie Dyler,
the efficient junior sales lady, Mrs.
Ruby Davis; Mrs. Lula Blackburn,
widow of the late Ezra Blackburn, Mrs.
Emma D. Mason; Mrs. Myra Blackburn
Kountz, daughter of the later Ezra
Blackburn Bosom friend, Miss Geo
Simmons; Birdie Kountz her eleven
year old daughter, a spoiled brat, Miss
Johnnie B. Mitchell; Miss Clara Elder,
Mrs. Kountz’s friend and confidante,
Miss Lorena Sherrod; The strange cus
tomer TVTit.-c Wnttif* F.mmersnnr The
undecided customer, Miss Lenora
Young; Tire diplomatic customer, Miss
Sadie Nee< : :s
Mr. Peter Damnbroine, a gentleman
with several marriageable daughter.
Dr. L. F. Brooks; Mrs. James Smith,
who wants to buy a horse, F. L. Chal
mus; Mr. Joseph Smith, an undertaker,
Prof. G. W. Oliver.
Remember, all these superior casts at
one time—Monday night, May 1, 1933
8:00 P. M. H. B. A. auditorium.
I>R. H. M. IVY TO SPEAK
Dr. H. M. Ivy, superintendent of
public schools oT Meridian, will speak
at the Vesper service at the First Con
gregational churyh Sunday. Special
musical numbers will be rendered by
a Wechsler High School Male quartet.
The Glee club, under the direction ol
Miss Ennna Todd, will sing also. The
service will begin at 6:30 o’clock. The
public is invited. Rev. M. Williams
fc-.JggsffliPt w i—jit
REV. C. L. LINDSAY, of Mobile, Ala. Better known as Sin Killing I
Lindsay. He is here preaching for Dr. J. B. Petters at the Mt. Valley
Baptist Church and will run through Thursday May, 4th.
Dr. Lindsay is the National Evangelist. It will do you good to hear
him. also before he leaves the city he will have a few of his picture for i
distribution. Come and see a Man.
M. E. DISTRICT COUNCIL
The Rev. L. E. Johnson, District
Superintendent of the Meridian Dis
trict held a wonderful District
Council at Rose Hill M. E. Church,
Wednesday of this week. Rev. A.
Nelson and his good people enter
tained the Council. The program
was put over in high style with
plenty to eat. The editor was re
minded of a good old H. B. A.
Board. Some of the ladies wanted to
know how it was that the editor could
be left at the table alone and every
time his elbow would bend his mouth
would fly open. He stated to the ladies
that he was used to doing that in all
of the H B. A. Quarterly Board meet
Two addresses were delivered by Dr.
L. F. Brooks and the writer. Dr. Brooks
delivered one of the best addresses we
have listened to on the subject “Life
is something to do”. It was whispered
that the editor delivered a good ad
dress. Between five and six hundred
dollars was raised. Rose Hill pastored
by Rev. A. Nelson, raised th<. highest
amount—$93.00 Haven Chapel with Rev.
G. W. Johnson as pastor raised—Eighty
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seventy odd dollars; Rev. H. J. Riley
Sixty odd dollars; Rev. M. T. J. Howard
of St. Paul Fifty odd dollars. There
were other good reports, but we do not
have the amount before us.
Rev. Johnson is a stirring District1
Superintendent. He has things well in
HAVE YOU REGISTERED
Knowing the, importance of register
ing at the county court house, the1
Weekly Echo continues to call our peo- 1
pie’s attention to the fact that they
If you are told that you cannot pass,
just go back and try it again. Don’t
become discouraged because of handi
caps and embarrassments. If at first
you do not succeed, try again and if
again you don’t succeed, keep on going
until you do succeed.
A NEW AGE
We are now living in a new age. We
are in an age that is calling for man
hood, preparation and ability. The edi
tor would suggest that a school be for- (
med for the purpose of drilling our
group on the Constitution and Civil
Government. The world respects a man
if he is trying to do something. Too
many of us become discouraged be
cause we fail. If men fail in things be
cause it is intended that they fail, some
of those men become discouraged and
quit, others become encouraged and
keep going. It will not be long before
a man will be counted a man not be
cause of color, but because of what he
can do. The blackness of our skin may
handicap us at times, but ere long, all
men, both white and black, will lose
sight of the color of the skin and think
of a man for what is within. The de
pressed conditions, the scarcity of la
bor, hard times etc., are causing men
to realize that it is necessary for men
to recognize, not color, not race, but
recognize manhood. If you have not
registered please do so.
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED BY
Do the members of your church read
the Weekly Echo? If not, why not?
If they do not, is it because they do
not havp rar« nriHn tn natrnni7P rmr
Does your pastor boost the Echo from
Does he boost it in the Sunday School
and other auxilaries of the church?
Does he tell you it is the best in the
Does he tell you that it is the only
Negro paper publish in our town and
Does he seem to be trying to help
others, or is he oge of thes.e narraw
selfish men, always finding cause for
Does he tell you that it employs girls
and boys, thereby giving them an op
portunity to make a few dimes each
Does he try to get the members of
his church to buy a paper each week?
Does he try to interest some boy or
girls to sell papers for the Weekly Echo?
In fact, what do you think of your pas
Is he a booster of Negro business or
is he a booster of himself?
If you desire to answer these ques
tions please do so and mail them us.
We will not reveal your name. We
have already had some questions an
swered with reference to some of us
Rev. R. L. Young, will be in Jack
son, Tennessee, next week attending
the General Board, of the C. M. E.
Church, of which he is a member.
WILL ORGANIZE CHORUS MONDAY
Henry Allen Boyd To Bring National
Chorister And Musician Here
Shreveport, La., May 1—(Special)— |
Henry Allen Boyd is to be in this city j
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, May 7, J
8, 9, to organize a chorus of 500 voices j
to serve during the coming Sunday'
School Congress session. He will ar- |
rive Sunday morning. He will bring [
H. B. P. Johnson, now located in Okla
homa City, Okla., the national choris
ter, and Miss Julia Coleman of Nash
ville, Tenn., the musician and pianist.
The set-up work of this mammoth
chorus begins Monday night at the
Galilee Baptist Church, pastored by
the Rev. E. S. Stills. Information here
from local pastors is to the effect that
the goal for this chorus numerically is
1000. and the minimum will be 500.
They will specialize in Jubilee Melody I
Songs, Inspirational Melodies and Spiri
The Rev. Mr. Boyd will remain in
the city only three days, but the other
two workers will stay over until the
Sunday School Congress adjourns. The
choirs of every Negro church in Sher- |
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to join the chorus. These will be au
gmented by others from congregations
who are willing to be instructed in the
proper interpretation of the melodies
and folk music that the Congress will
hear from June 7 to the 12th. Shreport
plans to go just beyond Jacksonville,
Florida, where they met last year and
where 650 voices made up the Congress
The local reception committee, the
entertainme 4' committee, with the
! committee on homes have organiz.il,
| and already they are assigning mes
| sengers. There is to be not less than
2500 to come to this city from forty
seven states in the Union where these
churches are organized and have Sun
day School activities.
THE BOOSTERS CIRCLE
j The Boosters Circle of Newell Chapel
met at home of Mrs. Hattie McElory,
409-11 Ave., Thursday afternoon, April
A short program was rendered, after
I which plans were discussed and made
to relieve the housewives and mothers
of the worry of cooking dinner on
Read next weeks issue of the Echo
! for details, in the mean-time don’t
uuii£ ui any iiuiijl; uui a uay ui icisuic,
Mother’s Day. The Boosters Circle
will do the rest.
POLITICAL POT BOILS AT OMAHA
Omaha, Nehr.. April 28th, (ANP)
' One of the hottest political campaigns
j in the city’s history is now under way
and will end Tuesday, May 2, when it
j is expected there will be a wholesale
' change in the various city commission
j ers. The Negro’s voting strength is
7,000, and this is said to be sufficient
j to swing any city election.
| The present Park Commissioner, J.
B. Hummed, has been in office 21 con
secutive years and during that time,
it is alleged, has greatly discriminated
against Negroes In jobs, and the race
vote is said to be 100% against him.
VISITING IN JACKSON
Mr. R. W. Young, the energetic Sup
erintendent of Newell Chapel Sunday
School is in Jackson, Miss. While
there he will attend the State Teach
j ers’ Association.
Raleigh, N. C., April 28th (ANP) In
every election held here in the past
few years the votes of the colored citi
zens have been challenged. Tuesday
supporters of Bondoa Bell, candidate
for Judge °f the City court, gave notice
that they would challenge every Ne
gro voting in the colored precincts.
They give as their reason for this
action the much worn excuse of “that
there is a plan afoot by their opponents
to vote many allegedly unqualified
Negroes in the city primary elections
A shoal of subterfuges have been in
jected by the Bell supporters to keep
colored citizens away from the pools. ln
the primary held here last June, charge
flew thick and fast in the challenging
of Negro voters to the extent that only
those who had been on the books for
years answered fhe cTTallenges.
George W. Bell, campaign manager,
declared that, “The challenge will be
based on educational grounds and con
tentions of improper registration, anc?
will be in the interest of every candi
me i\egro vote m naieign is a large
factor. The estimated voting popula
tion is 9,000. There are 1,000 Negroes
on the city books. For the past few
weeks it has been charged that the
colored voters have been registering
It has been claimed that Negroes
have been registred in precincts in
which they did not live to swell the
votes of their opponents. Another fac
tor pointed out by the Bell crowd is
that there is a large number of unquali
fied colored citizens in the Lincoln
park section, in which only Negroes
reside. This section was included in
j the city limits at the last election.
I Considerable fire has been directed
1 at Bell’s opponent for an alleged at
| tempt to tell Negroes living in Raleigh
I county that they had the right of fran
I chise in Releigh despite the fact they
lived outside the city limits.
This “extra pressure” invariably
keep colored citizens away from the
polls, as they fear violence of being
jaHed on some subterfuge.
I SENTENCED FOR KILLING WHITE
Durham, N. C., April 28th (ANP)
James Tucker, who killed a white
prisoner December 5, pleaded guilty
to a manslaughter charge, Tuesday, and
was sentenced to serve from four t«
six years on the State roads.
He had been charged with secona
degree murder for the slaying of Char
lie Brooks, white, a prisoner, following
a riot between colored and whii
ARGUMENTS IN PETERSON CASE
Montgomery, Ala., April 28th (ANP)
According to the edict handed down
here Tuesday by the Alabama Superme
court, arguments in the appeal of Willie
Peterson, of Birmingham, were post
poned until May 18.
Peterson was convicted of killing a
white girl in Birmingham two years
ago and has had two trials. The first
trial ended when the jury failed to
reach an agreement and the second
terminated in a conviction and a death
sentence. Counsel for the defendant,
immediately appealed the case declar
ing that the jury had been prejudiced
by certain incidents during the trial
including the charge to the jury by
Judge Heflin and the placing on the
I jury a white man who had previously
declared that Paterson sould be killed.
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