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THE WEEKLY ECHO
MEMBER NEGRO NATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION Published every Friday of each week at 2508 5th Street, Meridian, Mississippi. Phone 3377 FRIDAY MAY 5, 1933 SUBSCRIPTIONS (PAYABLE IN ADVANCE) Entered as second-class matter November 15, 1923 at the post office at Meridian, Mississippi under the act of March 3, 1879. One year---SI .50 Six months .....,.-. 100 Three months--—.50 Single copy — _—.—-—.— -05 Rev. R. L. Young, Editor and Busi ness Manager, Box 1043, Meridian, Mississippi. W. C. Baity, Asst. Editor and Asst. Business Manager, 2508 5th Street, Meridian, Mississippi. Phone 3377 EDITORIAL MUNClP.AL AND STATE SCHOOL HEADS OF OUR GROUP MUST HUSH For some considerable time I have tried to give thought and study with reference to those men or women who head our schools in municipalities and states. I do not know as to whether my conclusion is correct or not. If it is not, it is my conclusion with reference to the matter. If there are those who differ with me, it is their privilege to do so. I have talked with several outstand ing men with reference to men who head our different schools, and there are others who have the same opinion that I have. DO THEY SHOW MANHOOD A close observation of some of oui school heads, both in municipalities and state, has caused me to believe that some of our leaders are almost figure heads. I have come 1° believe that since they must do the will of the trustees and as a rule, the trustees are white, these school heads are really figure heads in places where manhood is need ed. I am aware of the fact that these trustees are going to look for men who j will do what they want done, that is human nature, and yet, I believe that j where Negro leaders are placed in po- j sitions by white trustees or by any 1 white authority, I say I sincerely be lieve that these leaders should have the manhood and the courage to speak out and ask for the proper considera tion for our group. One of the reasons for this great lagg ing in consideration on the part of Ne groes, in schools especially, comes from the fact that our leaders, in order to keep a job will accept anything or any j kind of proposition presented by white ! trustees for nur erouD. Let it be remem I bered that I am expressing my opinoin. This opinion may n°t be correct. REAL MANHOOD No Negro has a right to fill any po sition in community, county, city or state when the Welfare of the race is at stake, unless it is know that that Negro or those Negroes will stand j boldly for due recognition with refer- I ence to our people. This does not mean j that we need some hot headed Negro ! placed in a position to create friction and dissatisfaction. It does mean, how ever, that the Negro man who is plac ed in such a position should have the courage and the temerity to tell those concerned what the Negro wants and what he needs. Pl'SSYS FOOT. JELLY FISH AND LIMBER BACKS I sincerely believe that we have too many of our own group who are noth ing in the world but pussy foots. They are like jelly fish. They are limber backs. They will bend in any direction. It goes without saying again, that there are men of our group who hold positions and who stand up in a com mon sense way and plead for the rights of our people. If I were at the head of an Institu tion of any kind, a job or no job, pay or no pay, I woulcl not sell principles for which I stood in order to keep a position. When one thinks of the ed ucational conditions that exist in our counties, our cities and states, he is almost persuaded to believe that there is something woefully wrong with Ne gro leadership. I think that our leaders have decided that they must hush in order to keep a job and I believe that the man who must hush is the man who is really not prepared for the job. j Jf a man has the “Stuff" and knows he ■ has got it, he does not have to bow to the whims and wishes of any -man. You should do your job, do your job jam-up and stand for manhood, race ! pride, freedom of speech and freedom ! of thought. This does not mean that [ everything that is thought must be j spoken. We do not have to always speak any way. Some times an expres sion on the face, the sparkling of the eye and the turning of the head will give one to know that certain things are not tolerated. That certain things do not meet our approval and by those expressions, we some times get re cognition. Why hush when principles are at stake. A sorry leader is detri mental to any people. Churches would be better, homes would be better, com munities, towns, counties would be better off, if we had a leadership that would not hush. MINISTRY Even in the ministry ninety per cents of the ministers will hush and swallow anything. Isn't it a pity that this is true, however, facts are facts. MERIDIAN MOTHER. MRS. HANNAH MOSS BY NAME. WAS GREATLY DISTURBED An article appeared through the columns of the Weekly Echo of April 21st in which it was stated that Jame: Moss had been killed, caused much unrest on the part of Mrs. Hannah Moss of this city. Mrs. Moss has a son bj the name of James Moss who has visi ted Arkansas and other places. Th article stated that James Moss had beet kiiied. The editor of the Echo was asked t> make an inquiry for Mrs. Moss. Th following is self explanatory. Meridian, Mis;. April 24, 1933 To the Sheriff, Hope, Arkansas. Dear Sir: Wc have noticed an article appear ing in the news paper in which i stated that Oscar Wyatt, white, for mer chief of the Fire Department ii your town, was held on murder charge for the slaying of James Moss. Tht paper stated that the case was nolle pressed by the jury in the circui court. It was also stated that Moss at tempted to rob Oscar Wyatt and his companion of fund which they were collecting from a carnival grounds. The rc is a colored lady in our city who has a son by the name of James Moss who has been away from home for some time. She is anxious to find out as to whether this was her son or not. Will you kindly forward by re turn mail a description of the man, giving his age as nearly as possible. This information will be appreciated very very much. Enclosed you will find a self addressed envelop for a reply. Thanking you for your kindness and immediate attention in this matter, I am ! Very respectfully yours, Rev. Roy L. Young. The Following is a Reply: Box 193 Hope, Arkansas April 27, 1933 Rev. Roy L. Young, Meridian, Mississippi. Kind Preacher: j The James Moss killed here has a j father here and his mother died here I some years ago. Tell the mother you j wrote for that this boy cannot be hers as he and his parents were and are 1 well known here. Yours for service, John L. Wilson, Sheriff and Collector Hempstead County. PINEY WOODS STUDENT WRITES EDITOR Piney Woods, Mississippi Piney Woods School April 28, 1933 Rev. R. L. Young, Dear Sir: I know you are surprised to get a card from a student in Piney Woods School. But every since I heard you ^ speak Friday night, April 21st, in Yazoo City, to the Older Boys Assembly at the banquet, I have thought of you. I also have one of your Echos that you gave away at the Home Science De partment. I think it is just fine. I want to know if you will send me a copy of that poem you recited that Friday night. I also would like to be come a salesman for the Weekly Echo. From Earlest White EDITOR’S NOTE The editor appreciates very much this card from a student of Piney Woods. One whom we would not know if we were to see him. One can never tell just what a message means to young people. It is therefore our duty to do ^our best at all times. THE LIQUOR QUESTION By H. T. M. Palmer, Laurel, Mississippi To the Editor: The great question in all this liquor issue is, shall America, having once recognized and outlawed liquor as the physical, economic, moral and spiritual foe of man, now put her seal of approv al on liquor again; Lifting it from without the pale of the law to the hf h realm of govemme sanction? The inescapable influence of an action will be that liquor once declared bad for man and society, has been restored to f good and regular standing, that all its ! bad repute and vicious character has been removed, and it now stands res pectable, recommended and endorsed by the nation. All the millions of our children and youth who have grown up since the advert of Prohibition urill at once con clude that since the government has iff bnn limlnf iVtnrnfnVO if I is something good and desirable. Where we have one clandestine hip flasker among the young people of our land today, we shall hnve ten open users of liquor tomorrow. To the nation as well as to the in- j dividual are addressed the words of he prophet of old who, by inspiration ,)f God, said, “Woe unto him that givetii '.is neighbor drink, that putest thy i bottle to him." Hobaku 2:15. If Ameri ca repudiates Prohibition and again icenses the manufacture and sale of iquor, in a very real way she will be living this nation drink, and will be utting her bottle to every inhabitant >f the land. God s woe will rest upon her in such a course. The same prophet says to our municipalities that want to license quor in order to tax it, “Woe to him hat buildeth a town with blood and es ublisheth a city by iniquity! Verse 12. Ihe licenses open sale of liquor is al vays at the cost of men’s blood. It .ondones and multiplies iniquity. The motto and goal of every true American who loves his God, his neigh or, and Iris country should be “Total ibstenance for the individual, Prohibi ,ion for the Nation.” DINNER TO BE SERVED AT NE WELL CHAPEL MOTHERS* DAY Wouldn‘t you like to have breakfest and be free to attend the morning ser vices and in the afternoon go to the various Mothers* Day programs without the rush and worry that preparing and serving dinner will cause you? The Booster's Circle of Newell Chapel j will do the “worrying” for you. House wives, husbands, sons and daughters, avail yourselves of the opportunity of bringing Mother and family to Newell j Chapel, “The Welcome Corner,” on this memorial day MOTHERS’ DAY for a wholesome meal without the trouble of preparing it. A cheerful group of ladies will be waiting to serve you. Sit down eat and enjoy yourself while we serve you with a snuie. _ 1 ,. .: 11 1 ... ,1 I “worry” will be ours. MENU Baked Hamburg with Dressing, Mash ed Potatoes, Rolls, Ice Cream, Fruit salad on lettuce, Chicken Pot Pie, Cake. All of this at such reasonable cost that you can well afford to bring the family. Can you think of enjoying a full meal for the neat sum of ten cents, j Don't forget the place, Newell Chapel, “The Welcome Corner” Time: On Mothers' Day, any time after the morn ing services. The Booter's Circle. GOOD SAMARITAN CLUB The Club met at the home of Mrs. Mary Thompson, 12 Ave. & 17th. St , at 7:45 P. M., with President in chair. Mrs. L. H. Hatter read Scripture Les son, Matthew 5th. Chapter, 7 Verses. The Program was carried out nicely. Tlie Club will meet next Monday night at the home of Mrs. L. C. Ramsey, 13th. Ave. & 13th. St. We hope that all members will be present. Mrs. T. L. Gates, President Mrs. E. M. McGrew, Secretary PHILADELPHIA Preaching at Hope Well church the 1st and 3rd Sundays in each month Preaching at Stephen Chapel church the 2nd and 4th Sunday in each month. Rev. II. E. Morgan, pastor. A STORMY SEA (By Hattie M. Simmons) Wechsler High School 8th Grade One March night the wind did blow Ships began to shake at sea. Branches of trees were hanging low There was no one to witness it but me. Water began to sink the ship The wind began to split the sail, Fishmen began on shore to slip Ana ships began to fail. Sailors left mothers and relatives be hind The departure of them is sad, In the dark deep water mine The story of this hour is sad. Death is shure to every one love Life comes sometime mended God witnessed the words from above So in these words the story ended. MT SINIA SCHOOL The Mt. Sinia School closed one of the most successful terms in its history, April 26th, with a large attendance, in spite of the inclement weather. Quite a number of visitors was present in cluding teachers from various schools. The features of the day were spelling contest, com and cracker races, which were held in doers. The out door games were called off on account of rain. There were two exhibits on display. | The school and 4-H Club displayed many things made of sack, such as dresses and other household articles. Different things were displayed from the gardens such as cabbage, english peas, lettuce and many other varities. Mrs. Iona Hogan, Teacher, Mrs. L. B. Jones, Reporter. CATIIOIJC SCHOOL By Udell Wilson When I was sick one day in bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all 1115' toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day. And sometimes for an hour or so, I watched my little soldiers go. With different uniforms and drill Among the bed clothes through the' hills. RALLY OUR VISIT TO THE 4—II CLUB (By Miss Lenora Young) Mrs. R. L. Young and Mr. Thomas J. Young visited the 4-H. Club Rally Sat urday April 22nd at the Wechslcr high School. They were accompair.'ed by Misses Lenora Young, Mattie and Lill ian Larkin. We all were well pleased tr see the many beautiful things such as, Spreads, Dresses, Suits, Pillow Cases etc., all made from sacks. Mrs. Butler is teaching our people that every thing an e used for something and we feel j that she is doing a great work for us. 1 The song composed by Mrs. Annie ! Smith and sung by the Tabernacle Club ! was one of thought. It is reported that the song will soon become one of the dub songs. The Weekly Echo Continues to urge Mothers and Fathers to help ’> their Boys and Girls to be something in life. To Teach the Boys to love • and Respect Womanhood. Teach the Girls to Respect themselves and : this within itself will demand Respect. Teach your Children to be Thrif- ! ty. Teach them to save a part of their earnings. Teach them to be in- ! dependent. Teach them not to be beggars. IN ORDER TO BE A FOUR SQUARE CLUB MEMBER First: Ten papers must be sold weekly. Second: There must be a be- i posit of 10: per week as a Christmas Saving Club. Third: Members : livcing in the City of Meridian must report for their papers Saturday of \ each week and not later than Monday of the coming week. Members out : of town -must report not later than Wednesday of the coming week, i FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WRITE I Miss Lillian Larkin, Office Sec’y or > W. C. BAITY, Manager j The Weekly Eck© j 2508 5th St. Meridian, Miss. MEMBERS OF THE H FOUR SQUARE CLUB AND THE NUMBER PAPERS SOLD ! Inman King 6 \ Jack Burly 16 W. C. Baity Jr. 8 Dewey Chandler 10 W. A. Thompson __ 10 Raymond Greer 10 Lamond Reese 10 James Ruffin 10 George Russell 12 i Mastrow Hardy 6 j Kinney Beck 10 ' Wilburn Meadows 8 Fred Roberts 10 GUEST OF MB. AND MRS. C. T. BUTLER Mr. L. M. Campbell of Tuskegeo, di rector of seven southern states in Ex tension work, stopped over in Meridian Saturday nf'ht and Sunday, enroute to Tuskegee from Louisiana, where he had been for several days. According to reports, Mr. Campbell's stay in Mr. and Mrs. Butler's home was a pleasant one. REV. C. L. LINDSEY OF MOBILE ALABAMA Rev. C. L. Lindsey of Mobile, Ala bama, better known as “Sin Killing Lindsey” has been running a great meeting here for the Mt. Valley Bap tist Church. There has been great good in this meeting. Thirteen candidates were added to the church up to this writing.Dr. Lindsey and his loving wife will leave for Mobile, Friday. We pray that God will ever bless him in his Work. Dr. Lindsey is pastoring the First B. C. Mt. Vernon, Alabama, where he will baptised twenty two Sunday.. Rev. J. B. Peters. WANTED Out of town agents to seli the Wcekl Echo in all towns. Liberal cominis sion given. 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