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' , THE WEEKLY EC)
MEMBER NEGRO NATIONAL PRESS A.- ATION
Published every Friday of each week at z >th Street
Me-idian, Mississippi Phone 33
SUBSCRIPTIONS (PAYABLE IN AD' mCE)
bitereu as second-class matter November 15, 13 < the post office
•t Mer.dion, Mississippi under the act of March 3, i«
Read The Weekly Echo, its the best paper Lj the «<uth. It carries
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Rev. R. L. Young__ Editor and Manager
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Robert K. Smith__ Advertising Manage:
Editorials
Can He Live On Earth and Board
In Heaven?
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Sunday School j
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Lesson
By Rev. R L. Young, P. E
LESSON 1 — April 7
AMOS PLEADS FOR JUSTICE:
Amos 5, 7.
Printed Text: Amos 5:1, 10—15. 21—24
Golden Text: Hate the evil, and love
the good, and establish justice in the
gate.— Amos 5:15.
Amos 5:1. Hear ye this word which
I take up for a lamentation over you,
0 house of Israel.
10. They hate him that reproveth
in the gate, and they abhor him that
speaketh uprightly.
11. Forasmuch therefore as ye
trample upon the poor, and take ex
actions from him of wheat; ye h:,vt
built houses of hewn stone, but ye
shall not drink the wine thereof.
12. For I know how manifold are
your transgressions, and how mighty
are your sins—ye that afflict the just,
that take a bribe, and that turn aside
the needy in the gate from their right
13. Therefore he that is purdent
shall keep silence in such a time for
it is an evil time.
14. Seek good, and not evil, that
ye may live; and so Jehovah, the God
of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.
15. Hate the evil, and love the
good, and establish justice in the
gate; it may be that Jehovah, the God
of hosts, will be gracious unto the
emnant of Joseph.
21. t hate, I despise your feasts,
md I will take no delight in your
! jolemn assembles.
22 Yea, though ye offer me your
ournt offerings and meal offerings, I
will not accept them, neither will I
regard the peaice offering of your
fat beasts.
23. Take thou away from me the
noise of thy songs; for I will not hear
he melody of thy viols.
24. But let justice roll down as
waters, and righteousness as a mighty
stream.
The word Amos means “burden”
it '“burden-bearer ” The introduct
ion to the book informs us that he
\ived during the days of Uzziah. *hc
mg of Judah, who reigned from 81C
n 758 B.C.. and of Jeroboam 11, who
oismed over Israel from 825 to 773
T.C. TWnos thus was a contemporary
>f Hosea and of the greatest of all
•he prophets. Isaiah. It is generally
thought that while the propheti
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] ministry of Amos extended over a
' considerable period of time, perhaps
j thirty or forty years, yet the proph
* acies recorded in the book which
^ bears his name, were for the most
■ part, uttered about 760 B.C., not tn
I Jerusalem, but in the famous ancient
I
! city of Bethel, twelve miles north of
the capital. Of the life of Amos we
know nothing outside of what is
I found in this book, but his own writ
i__
ing reveals a very distinct and m
I teresting character.
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MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI'
As we write this editorial, we are
thinking of the church ,and when we
say church, we have in mind the en
tire membership, including the heads
of the churches and we are thinking
in particular at this time of the local
churches, composed of the pastor,
officers and members.
The responsibilities of a minister
are no doubt greater than most people
think they are. There are QUITE a
few laymen and laywomen who fee!
that there is nothing but a good time;
good chicken eating; good riding and
good sleeping for the minister. Some
people think that the pastors are be
ing carried to the sky on flowery
beds of ease, while they (the mem
bers) are fighting to win the prize
and are sailing through bloody seas.
When the name of the pastor is called
the first thing that a large number
of the people think about is fried
chicken and what a good time the
pastor has.
If some of our laity had an op
portunity to take the fares of some of
the preachers for two or three months
they would exclaim, “I will never
preach another sermon,” unless God
had truly called them.
As we travel over the District and
over the country' and note the finance
that some of our preachrs get for
themselves and their families, it is
real pathetic. When the writer was
a layman in the church and our re
gular pastorial days would come a
round, we never did let rain, sleet
snow nor anything else prevent us
from doing our duty. If the weather
was of such that the people could not
get to the church, as an officer, I made
it my business to go to the people’s
houses and all officers should dn that
All members should make themselves
interested and see to it that their
pastor is looked after on his pastorial
days,
I know some preachers who are
devoting their entire time to the
ministry. What they have for their
family to wear and eat must come
through the ministry, and if their
members fail to respond, they are
without.
it is pathetic when we think of the
fact that some of our officers and
members will be perfectly satisfied nol
to go to church on pastorial days and
not give anything for the support 01
the preacher. Friends, how do yot
expect that preacher to pay his hones
debts? How do you expect him t<
keep up his obligations? Do yot
think that the minster can live oz
earth and board in heaven?
: We have some rural churches whos
I members may not at all times have
* the cash, but remember, the preache
must live, if you do not have the
cash and cannot get it. it is youi
indispensible duty to see to it tha
produce of some kind is carried t<
the parsonage. If your member
would carry some pork; another sene
butter: another send eggs; anothei
send chickens; another send syrup
another peas ;another corn, etc., thi
preacher would be greatly helped.
There are those of us who do no
pay the peacher for months anc
some time years, however, if som<
one dies in the family, we will almos
break a trace chain to get the prea
her and he must come at his own
expense. When the funeral is ovet
we pay the poor preacher in casl
with thank you, sir. Remember, w
iave not helped him one bit. Wi
expect the preacher to live on eartl
end board in heaven.
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EASTER PARADE
Yesterday I watched a young
i friend of mine get all dressed up in
her Sunday best for a gala party.
She had bought a new dress and her
best beau bad sent her a lovely
, corsage. Her bat was the exact
shade of delicate blue as her dress.
She should have looked fresh and
lovely but — unfortunately — she
missed.
Her white gloves had seen wear
several times that week and she
had neglected to wash them. Not
only that, one finger had ripped at
the seams, and rather than take a
minute to repair the damage, she
I let the scarlet tip of her nail show
through. She had gone out the
night before in her new slippe'^,
had walked across the damp, muddy
ground and failed to give them a
cleaning. Her blouse needed press
ing hut she felt that it would go
unnoticed. But, alas, those are the
things we do notice.
Small Details Are Important
Few of us realize the importance
of little details of grooming. A
hashing new dress or suit only
►uuves to call attention to our short
t-. mings if the small items of cos
' turning are faulty. We are Inclined
i say, “What shabby looking
j'.jvcs,” <y “IIow dirty her shoes
jte,” rather than comment on the
ux.ollence of the rest of the en
i •/.r'.hle.
•’loves, purses, shoes, belts, all
accessories are so small that
ire may he Inclined to overlook their
importance. But as sure as W4
overlook them, the very persons wa
most want to see us in a favorable
light will notice them and regard
us as careless or lazy. Feminine
charm depends on these “lesser**]
things. A starched, frilly white col-]
lar can make you look fresh and
dainty but, if It’s limp and gray-j
looking, It will stamp you Imme
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make you look pastey or dirty m
the case may be. Bear these polrrs
in mind when selecting your East'*!
outfit. The small details which ye j!
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j ' BEHIND THE APRON!
By Herman .) 1). Carter
j k CHAPTER It - : %
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John has found a waitress who is different from most waitresses. ■■
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_ “Thank you sir,” she said when he returned her the change as
i a tip with a pleasant gesture, and smiled.
Then she went back to the water counter and began to wash
glasses. Every now and then she would glance at him to see if ha
wanted anything else. Then shfe would drop her eyes to the trough of
glasses and continue her task. Just enough glances to see if he wanted
anything is all she threw in his direction.
He became more and more troubled. He had spent more money
than he desired, and still had not made any progress. He had been in
the habit of flirting with the waitresses but this one was different. Ha j
knew it, and dared not flirt with her. He saw something different in J
her. She was the marrying kind.
What was her background? Where had she been all his life? Ha
knew most everyone in the city; but this one was stranger than all 1
the others. He thought of handing her his business card; but that was [
the way all “big shots” did who came to the hotel to stay a short |
while, and wanted company to party with them. No. She would not
fall for that. He could see it in her very eyes, in her color, and in her j
every move. She had something behind that apron. A task to per- 1
form; a job to finish. She was a real find. He knew it. He wanted v
her for himself. A life long companion, but letting her know it wa3 j
his problem. She would never believe him if he told her so; because J
all men said the same thing when flirting, and she had no way of
knowing he was sincere.
He looked int^ the future and pondered. Should he hand her his
business card? She would probably smile, take it and put it into her
pocket with a pleasant thank you, assuring him of interest, and that
■would be all. No that would never do. That was not the way to
“make” this girl. She was dressed like the other waitresses; but she
was different. She was some different heintr hidden hehind an nnvnn.
Another customer came in and sat in the front of the cafeteria I
near the door. She dried her hands and walked over to him to taka I
his order. I •
John wracked his brain for a method to attract her attention; but,
all seem hazy within him. Then an idea struck him, and he unbuttoned
his coat and put his left hand in his trouser’s pocket so he could
flash his fraternity pin which was fastened to his vest below his
heart. Maybe she was fraternity conscious. He knew that women of
all classes loved his fraternity. As she passed by him she glanced
with a smile, but said nothing and continued her treck towards the cage
to place her order.
Evidently she didn’t see his pin. Surely she would have smiled if
she bad, he thought. She must see it in order to know he was not like
the common horde who hung around the Blue Bird all night and picked
up policy tickets all day or loafed and fought each other over crap
games, then got drunk on Sunday’s. He turned to face her as she
passed before him again, and wiped his pin with a handkerchief. But ■
she still didn't notice it. In fact her only attention was bent on serving j
him and all other customers alike.
Near mid-night, the place became quiet. She was washing glasses. :
John ordered another pop. She received the order and turned to serve
her customer. As he drank it, he hungered to say one word to her.
She was the marrying type, he knew. The kind all men want. The
kind all men create in their dreams. The kind all men want to be the
mother of their sons. i
Oh! If she only knew him as he was. He thought. j
(Continued next week)
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