THE WEEKLY ECHO
MEMBER NEGRO NATIONAL
Published every Friday of each
week at 2508 5th Street, Meridian,
Mississippi. Phone 3377
FRIDAY MAY 5, 1933
SUBSCRIPTIONS (PAYABLE IN
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
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Rev. R. L. Young, Editor and Busi
ness Manager, Box 1043, Meridian,
W. C. Baity, Asst. Editor and Asst.
Business Manager, 2508 5th Street,
Meridian, Mississippi. Phone 3377
MUNClP.AL AND STATE SCHOOL
HEADS OF OUR GROUP MUST
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The editor of the Echo was asked t>
make an inquiry for Mrs. Moss. Th
following is self explanatory.
April 24, 1933
To the Sheriff,
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
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:
April 27, 1933
Rev. Roy L. Young,
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
PINEY WOODS STUDENT WRITES
Piney Woods, Mississippi
Piney Woods School
April 28, 1933
Rev. R. L. Young,
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
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,
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
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.
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“worry” will be ours.
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
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
Mrs. T. L. Gates, President
Mrs. E. M. McGrew, Secretary
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
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.
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'
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
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©
2508 5th St. Meridian, Miss.
MEMBERS OF THE H
FOUR SQUARE CLUB
AND THE NUMBER
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.
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
REV. C. L. LINDSEY OF MOBILE
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
Dr. Lindsey is pastoring the First B.
C. Mt. Vernon, Alabama, where he will
baptised twenty two Sunday..
Rev. J. B. Peters.
Out of town agents to seli the Wcekl
Echo in all towns. Liberal cominis
sion given. Why not let your hoy o
girl sell papers ;n your Tionic town
Your home town folks will he glad l
read the Echo. We have several out
of town agents. Send in your nam
THE GOODWILL PRINTING CO.
250S-5lh Street Meridian Mis
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Will promote a full
growth of hair.
Will also restore
gray hair to its
One Jar, 50cts
Sold by All
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Oklahoma City Price
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