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voiume x Meridian, Mississippi Friday may 5, 1933 number 39
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Grand Jury Service For Negroes
The $100.00 Sun
day School
The big Sunday School Campaign
sponsored by the Weekly Echo and
business concerns of the city opens to
day in big style. Every Sunday School
and. Superintendent, pastor, member
and friend is expected to show your
colors for the next twelve weeks.
This is the biggest and best affair of
its kind ever staged in Meridian by
our group and every Negro leader
' \ should show himself interested. Don’t
let jt be said that we had leaders who
would not co-operate. Get in and lets
make a showing. What say you friends?
Show to Meridian that you are a true
lover and a true supporter of Negro
enterprises. By your action's and
deeds in this Campaign WE SHALL
Read our list of advertisers in this
Campaign. They make this Campaign
possible. Let’s show them that we
will support those who support us.
One kindness deserves another. For
the next twelve weeks our people
should spend money with those who
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This Campaign cannot go over in big
style without co-operation. There are
some things that we can do individu
*■ ally, but this is one tiring that will have
to be done collectively, else we FAIL.
BUT LISTEN! WE know no failure.
We have a large list of advertisers,
both white and colored, who have
shown their willingness to put their
money into this affair. Shall we fail
them? NO!
Dear Editor:
Please allow me space through the
columns of the Weekly Echo to let
the many readers know that the fifth
Sunday was a high day at St. Peter's
M. E. Church, Marion, Mississippi.
We had our world service drive for
the three churches on the work. St.
Peter’s quota was $20.00. At 3:00 o’
clock we were blessed with the honor
of having Rev. G. W. Johnson and his
good members from Haven Chapel. We
were very proud to have them.
The following is the report made by
the class leaders:
Mrs. Amie Rimy .-...-.
Mrs. Earlie Anderson . $1.50
Mrs. Bulia Love . $1.93
Mrs. Clara Penn - $3.55
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Mrs. Rosa Russell $10 00
Sunday School $1.50
Public Collection $4.30
Episcopal Funds $1 00
Total $27.90
Rev. I. A. Hunt, Pastor
J. B. Bryant, Reportci
The Pastor’s Social Helpers Club ol
Haven Chapel church met Thursday
night at the home of Mrs. Edith Bry
ant, 15th Ave. 22nd Street. The club
was opened at the usual hour with the
president presiding. A large number
of members and visiting friends were
present. We also had six new members
to join us.
Mrs. E. A. Crawford gave a short
talk in regards t0 the club work. After
the business part of the club was over
the hostess, Mrs. BryatV assisted by
Mrs. Ruby L. Mosley and Miss Dors
* Sands served a delicious lunch,
j The next meeting will be at the home
of Rev. and Mrs. Johnson.

Haven-Rust Club
Makes Big Hit
The Haven-Rust Club in its Three
In-One Debut, Monday night in the H.
| B. A. auditorium, was doubtedly the
! best, tG our mind, that has been staged
| in our city for some time.
The “Tempest in a Hat Shop”, “April
Fools” and Modernizing Aunt Minnie”,
all of which represented respectively a
one act farce, a one act Drama Romance
| and a one act comedy drama could not
I be excelled.
Each character played his and her
| part s0 thoroughly that it was hardly
I possible to pick anyone as the star of
I the cast. All were stars. Any one act
! was worth 15c. Congratulations to Dr.
1 Brooks and the members of the Haven
j Rust Club.
j The auditorium was fulled to its
i capacity. This was the best paid house
I that we have ever witnessed in our
) Mrs. W. G. Wilson, who is director
| of the Langston Hughes Dramatic Club,
had put more people in the auditorium
on a paid admission than any one un
til Monday night when the Haven
Rust Club broke all records.
■ In behalf of the H. B. A., I wish to
congratulate Mrs. W. G. Wilson and
j Dr. L. F. Brooks who head each of
j these Clubs, for their wonderful sup
port. Whenever they have an oppor
! tunity to present something to the pub
lic through their Clubs, they always
come to the H. B. auditorium. They
are helping, as well as rendering a
service to the colored people in general,
jit is a fact that our auditorium is the
I best in the state owned by our group
I and it is always encouraging in us when
I our leaders show their appreciation by
patronizing their own. Quite a few of
j our leaders have had affairs in our au
ditorium however, Mrs. W. G. Wilson
with the Langston Hughes Dramatic
Club and Dr. L. F. Brooks with the
Haven-Rust Club lead All THE REST.
A ~ain, we congratulate you.

j Sunday April 30th was styled as a
i high day at Steaven Chapel M. E.
j church. Our Superintendent, Mr. W.
B. Howze had what is known as Sun
| day School Congress. Three Sunday
i Schools participated in this effort.
1 Goodway Baptist S. S'., Hope Well M.
I zr o c -i Q Q
There (were one hundred and) fifty
| students present. Rev. H. E. Morgan
| preached a wonderful sermon “On the
I the training of children” which was en
I joyed by all. At 3:00 P. M. our S. S.
Congress rendered a program. The
| program was opened by Mr. M. M.
| Davis, Supt., his subject was A MOD
papers, select readings were rendered.
Rev. T. Houston was the director of
the Goodway S. S. The amount raised
in this effort was $?,58.
W. B. Howze, Supt,
There will be a Mock Wedding at
Haven Chapel M. E. Church, Monday
night May 8th, at 8:00 O'clock.
This Wedding stresses economy in
connection with the wedding a re
I ception follows.
Sponsored by the “Pastor Social
i Helpers.” A small admission will be
“Scottsboro Boys”
Resent Persecution
Birmingham, Ala., May 5 (ANP)
Their nerves worn to a pureverbital
frazzle by the teaunts of prison war
ions and other ordeals to which they
have been subjected since their im
carceration twG years ago, the nine
boys involved in the world famous
"Scottsboro case” resented further per
secution in the “Big Rock” jail here
Tuesday and as result were placed in
solitary confinement, with bread and
water as their daily diet.
According to the reports of the
warder, the boys had spent the day in
the day cells. When ordered to re
turn to their own cells for the night
they ripped some of the plumbing, with
which they armed themselves for pro
tection from bull-dozing prison at
tendants and refused to obey the or
ders of the turn-key. These youths,
however, did not attempt to do bodily
harm to the turn-key and in turn they
suffered no injury at the hands of the
When questioned relative to their
refusal to return to their own cells, the
boys told the sheriff that for two years
mey naci oeen misireaiea, cauea ni£
gers,” beaten and manhandled by jail
ers and prison attaches, and they
thought that they were again about to
be persecuted. Thl sheriff ordered
them to solitary confinement and as
sured them that as long as they were
in the local jail they would not be
molested from without or from within
Much has been written concerning
the treatment accorded these youths
since their arrest and it is believed
that it is due mainly to the fact that
twG such powerful organization, such
as the International Labor Defense and
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People were in
terested in seeing that they were ac
corded a fair trial. This “mutiny” as
it was described in the daily papers,
however, was nothing more than an
act on the part of youths who had been
victimized, subjected to third degrees,
forced to sand within the shadow of the
gallows while they awaited trial and
to sleep in vermin infested cells for a
week or more while law'yers battled
for their lives.
Dear Editor:
nllou; <;nnrp in the columns
of the Weekly Echo to say a word con
cerning the awful things happened in
Last Sunday. April 23rd, Mr. Andrew
Prince was baptised in the Forest
County jail by Rev. W. T. Smith, ass
isted by Revs. Clifton Boyd, W. K.
Nawl, Fairley and Griffieth. Deacons
Joe Harris, Henry Nelson and George
Busby, Mrs. Boyd and Mr. Hotery
Smith performed the ceremonies and
baptised Mr. Prince in a bath tub. Rev.
Smith held a series of meetings in the
jail with Prince, afterwards he con
■ fessed religion.
I Revs. Smith and Roy were there to
see Andrew go to the gallows. There
were more than a thousand people con
gregated around the jail Wednesday,
April 26th. Rev. W. T. Smith arranged
the funeral services at the East Jerusa
' lem Baptist Church. There were more
than two thousand folk, white and
black, to witness the funeral. Some
of those who appeared on program
were: Rev. Rosenbery, white, Rev.
Clifton Boyd, Rev. Griffieth Dr. D. W.
Rev. W. T. Smith had the funeral in
charge. It was a very sad occasion.
My adice to all of the young men of my
^ color is be careful and watch your step
Don't let anybody white nor black foo!
you. Andrew Prince'was only twenty
two years old. He was a splendid
young man but was mislead and landed
in eternity, by the way of the gallows
The Meridian District East Mississ
ippi Conference of the African Me
thodist Episcopel Church opened
Thursday morning April 27 th, at
St. James A. M. E. Church with the
regular order of service.
The opening sermon was forcibly
delivered by the Rev. I V. Prince of
Walnut Grove, after which the Lords’
Supper was administered and the Con
ference was declared opened by our
presiding Elder, Rev. H. D. Rhodes for
The following committees were ap
pointed by the presiding Elder: Ed
ucational, Personal Dues, Easter Day,
Contingient and the finance committee.
The Conference roll was then called
including the Presiding Elders, Pastors,
District Presidents, Delegates and
Christian Workers. After the roll was
called and announcements made by the
the pastor it was then moved and se
conded that the Conference adjourn for
dinner. The motion was carried and
the Conference adjourned at 1:30 P. M.
The Conference was opened at 3:00
P. M. by the Rev. P. Butler. After
which the Conference committee was
called and the various churches beean
to make their report. After the
churches reported the Conference pau
sed for a few minutes to let one of the
old A. M. E.s express himself in such
way as he saw fit, in the person of Mr.
I. English. After which the Educa
tional committee was called and the
various churches made their Educa
tional reports. By this time the finance
committee was getting together to sum
up the days receipts and in walked the
Rev. R. L. Young, the General Secre
tary of the H. B. A., Editor of the Week
ly Echo and the popular pastor of Ne
well Chapel C. M. E. Church. Rev.
Young was then presented to the Con
ference by the presiding elder. He de
livered a wondful address to the Con
ference pretaining to current events.
After the address by Rev. Young the
Rev. P. Butler began to sang “Yes He
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ned until 7:30 P. M.
The Conference opened at 7:30 P. M.
with the regular order of service at 8:
00 P. M. the Annual sermon was de
livered by the popular presiding elder
of the East Jackson District, Dr. J. W.
Hair one of the pioneers of African Me
thodism with an audiacc of around
33 and the pulpit filled with minis
ters. Dr. Hair profoundly and broadly
spoke from the Psalms of Davis. An
\ invitation was then extended after
which the finance committee came forth
and took the offering.
A program of welcome was then
I brought before the public. Mr. R. H.
j Huston, welcome on behalf of the St
I James A. M. E. Church; Rev. B. W
Coates, welcome in behalf of the Bap
tist ministers in which he extended the
courtesy of Union his Church if neces
sary; Rev. W. G. Wilson, welcome in
behalf of the Interdenominational
Ministerial Alliance; Mr. H. W. Kelly,
welcome in behalf of the Sunday School
Mr. H. Strayhorn, welcome in behalf
of the Civic League; The Conference
was then closed by the presiding elder
until 9:00 o’clock Friday morning.
Friday morning the Institute was
held with Rev. J. M. Campbell and
1 Rev. W. M. A. Redette as instructors.
: In the mean time their reports altered
and checking up on the secretary re
cords. 12:00 noon the Rev. J. M. Camp
bell delivered a wonderful sermon in
a very forceful manner. After which
the fiinance committee came forward
and lifted the offering. The Conference
adjourned at 1:30 for lunch.
3:00 P. M. the Conference reasem
bled our presiding elder being some
what worn and fatigued asked for a
, leave of absence which the Conference
readily consented to his request. The
service was left in the hands of Revs.
Redette and Campbell. The subject
for discussion was then brought be
I fore the house after these discussion
the Conference adjourned until 7:30
'^Friday evening.
St. James A. M. E. Church choir
opened the devine service after which
! the Allen Chapel choir rendered some
! wonderful music. The Rev. T. D.
Dozie then delivered the Missionary
; Sermon in a spiritual and intelligent
manner, in an audience of about 300
members and visiting friends. After
the sermon the regular order of ser
| vice was continued after which the
business began.
| There was a total of $151.30 raised
in the District Conference.
Nine Pastors present; seven District
I Presidents; seven Delegates; nine en- 1
rolled Christian Workers and around |
1,000 members, visitors and friends who '
attended this Conference.
Rev. W. M. A. Redette, Sec’y- to P. E. '
Rev. H. D. Rhodes, D. D., P. E.
Rev. S. L. Green, D. D., M. A.
Elmer E. Kelly, Reporter
An interesting program has been ar
ranged for the Vesper service at the
First Congregational church Sunday
under the direction of club No. 1 The j
program is as follows: devotional per
■ iod; instrumental duet, Misses Emma
Todd & Dorothy Harris; paper, Miss
1 Jane P. Dunn; Clairnet solo, Mrs. J S.
j T. Lee; vocal solo, Mrs. Hattie McCain;
| oration, Miss Ruth Hardaway; vocal
solo, Mr. Sam Sherrod; address, Mrs.
M. L. Clark; vocal solo, Mrs. Desaree
Harris; offering and announcements.
Mrs. Laura Harris, President
Mrs. Cora I. Williams, secretary
1 Miss Climeteen Dunigan was the
proud hostess of the Jr. Steward Club,
| Friday, April 28th. Everybody ex
pressed themselves as having spent a
' very pleasant afternoon.
A delicious course of punch and
cakes was served.
J There was a splendid program rend
ered Sunday, April 30th at Avery Chap
I el A. M. E. Church by the young men
and ladies Aid Club of Jackson, Miss ,
at 2:30 and 7:30. Also the young men's
, Aid Club of Brookhaven joined in the
i program with them. We had a wonder
ful program. The McComb young
men's and ladies’ club were visiting
1 here. Everybody expressed themselves
as having spent a very pleasant after
j $4.13 was realized. Mr. William
1 Oats, president.
Rev. J. A. Throner, Pastor.
Base Bull Game May 7, 199. Merid
ian Vs. Electric Mills at Traction Park.
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Interrace Group
Approves Negro
Jury Service Move
Atlanta, Ga., May 5 (ANP) The
Commission on Interracial Cooperation
in annual session here Wednesday, re
affirmed its deep interest in the Scotts
boro case and its continued willingness
to render any service that may be
found possible toward a fair, unpre
judiced settlement of this case by the
courts. A special committee was ap
pointed to inquire whether an oppor
tunity for effective service in the case
can be found, and the executive co
mittee was given power to act should
such opportunity arise.
The Commission also adopted un
animously the following statement re
garding jury service for Negroes, sub
mitted by President David D. Jones, of
Bennett College.
“Since the question of Negroes hav
ing opportunity for jury service has
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Commission hereby records it convic
tion that the cause of justice would be
futhered sole consideration as to fitness
for such service.”
Other emergent situations considered
by the Commission were the farm ten
ant system, discrimination in the ad
minstration of federal an local relief,
inqualities in the distribution of public
school funds, and conditions in prisons
and convict camps.
A depressing picture of exploitation,
hopeless debt and dependency was
painted by a number of social workers
as widely prevalent among rural Ne
groes. Federal relief, and food and
seed loans, it was asserted, are often
adminstered in discriminatory fashion,
and a committee was appointed to con
fer with state and national authorities
in relation to these matters.
Prof. Hale Delegate
To Dublin Con.
Nashville, Term., May 5 (ANP)
President W. J. Hale, of Tennessee A.
& I. college has been appointed an
officer delegate of the National Edu
cation Association to represent the or
ganization at the Fifth Biennial con
ference of the World Federation of
Education Associations, in Dublin, Ire
land, July 29 to August 4. As evidence
of his appointment, President Hale re
ceived an official credential card bear
ing ,the official gold seal of the N. E.
A., signed by J. W. Crabtree, secretary
and Joseph Resier, president of the
National Education Association.
Washington, May 5 (ANP) Post
master General Farley announced
Wednesday that, as the result of the
first two economy movements inau
gurated since March 4 last in the opera
tion of the Post Office department, a
saving of ever one hundred thousand
dollars has been effected .
If a man adopt a false method, he is
like one who takes a wrong road, which
never lead his to his destination.
By the streets of By and By one
arrives at the hfuse of Never.
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