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The weekly echo. (Meridian, Miss.) 1931-1942, January 09, 1942, Image 1

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MR. JOSEPH H. DEAN APPEALS TO LEA ISHIP
=THF - (I Mississippi, Standard Negro Jj
m newspaper of character, circu
* ^7 1 7 M 4 i fl i 7 IT^ Y, ,JT (lation and opinion, with more
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Published Weekly At 2508-5th Street t
VOLUME xvm MERIDIAN, MISS. FRIDAY JANuXSy 9, 1942. KUMHER 21._
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To Defend America we
'Must Act Mow ..DO Mot
Wait _
American people have in this critica
period and ago no time to lose in mak
ing preparation to defend our land and
country. This is no time for shirkers i
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This is no time to play. Every man
^ and woman, boy and girl of every race j
creed and color needs do his or her
full bit in our great defense program.
We cannot isolate ourselves from the
great task that now confronts us. What
I ever is necessary to be done for the!
j preservation of this nation let us do it
! at once. We don't want our country de
stroyed; we do not wan! to be the re
cipients of bombs, submarines and dive
bombers. The tim^, has come that we
as a nation, MUST cooperate. Preju
i dice, hatred, discrimination, maltreat
ment and injustices must be done a
way with. The American people, for
our own protection, must consolidate
our forces and our energy and work
for one common cause. Inciendiary

LAUDERDALE COUNTY RED
CROSS DRIVE
* LAUDERDALE COUNTY RED
CROSS CHAPTER MAKES CALL
Lauderdale County Red Cross Units
Fastly Organizing
According to information re
ceived from Professor T. J. Harris of
the Harris Higli School, efforts art
being made among the colored people
to play their part in a $15000,00 Drive
^ to collect Red Cross Fundi during this
Teat emergency.
A large number of us have al
ready paid cur f 1.00 membership fee
to the Red Cross, however, thi= will
■not suffice. Churches, individuals, so
■cieties and organizations of all kinds
are urged to join in this great effort.
ao-mbs, etc., know no co or, no raci ]
no nationality. They will, if dropped, ]
explode anywere on anybody.
Tlig American Negro has never
proven himself to be a traitor. He has
always been loyal to his country. As
a slave, he has been loyal to his mas
ter. L*e, us double our determination
to be more loyal and patriotic than
ever before. There are recognitions
that the Negro deserves, and they are1
sure to conic as God lives and reigns
supreme. This war stricken and war
torn world is going to bring about new
conditions; new changes, and all men,
irrespective of race, color or creed
mlay as we'l prepare themselves for
tlie great changes that ARE to BE
made.
Lets defend America with the last
ounce of blood that runs through our
veins.
MRS. ELLA McLENDON
" 4. . .A»
Formerly ol Meridian, who is now re
riding in Indianapo is, Indiana.
! LL DO MY PART
To: The Secretary, Civilian Defense Executive Committee,
' Police Department, Meridian, Miss.
The undersigned volunteers for duty in the group check, d oeLw and
stands ready to perforin any service in possible emergency defense work in
Meridian and Lauderdale County:
Air Raid Warden . ( )
Auxiliary Police . ( )
Auxiliary Firemen . .. ( )
Bomb Squads ..( )
Fire Watchers .( )
Medical Corps . ( )
Demolition and
Clearance Crews .)
Rescue Squads .( )
Nurses’ Aides Corps.( )
Messengers . ( )
Drivers’ Corps . ( )
Decontamination Corps . ( )
Road Repair Crews .( )
Emergency Food
and Housing Corps __( )
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Editor Of The
Weekly Echo
Mistreated By
R R Ticket Agt.
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EDITOR OF THE WEEKLY ECHO
MISCREATED by RAILROAD
TICKET AGENT
While visiting the North Miss
issippi Annua Conference in North
Mississippi, he editor of the Weekly
Echo was very much embarrassed by a
ticket agent at The Frisco Railroad
Station. We registered our complaint
to the St. Louis Headquarters and wc
have a very, very courteous reply frim
Mr. E. G. Baker, General Passenger
Agent.
The time was, but is no more, when
men and women pay first class fare for
travel and yet they are to be treated
like cows or hogs.
In this open letter, as editor of the
Weekly Echo and pastor of Newell
Chapelt C. M. E. Church, Meridian
Miss., we would like to ^uggest to ou'
people to b' courteous, be respectful, be
honOst and decent in all of our travel
at home and abroad, and when thesi
suggestions are observed, we can res
peetfully demand courteous treatment
A letter from the Passenger Agen
is as follows:
St. Louis, Missouri,
January 2. 1942—r
18—1738
Rev. Roy L Young, Ex Presiding E der
Meridian District, C. M. E. Church,
1821 16th Avenue,
Meridian, Mississippi,
Dear Mr. Young:
Your letter of December 29, calling
attention to the atti ude of an employee
'd our ticket office at Holly Springs
rightful -y concludes that patrons of ou
service are entitled to courteous treat
ment under any circumstances and th
complaint which you made wil’ hav
thorough consideration.
Please feel assured that our inter
est wi 1 bring about an investigation
and the information which you have
given us to facilitate this is much ap
preciated. For anything disturbing in
your travel on oqr trains we are sorry
and measures will be taken to make
your further travel with us a pleasant
experience.
Yours very truly,
E. G. BAKER,
General Passenger Agent.
I
REVEREND F. K. DAVIS
Treasurer of M. I. Co'lcge Field Funds and an outstandin; C. M. E. leader.
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I
IT be Em a n e i pa lion
'Program
On Thursday, January 1st, this
Emancipation Day Progam whs ren
dered in the auditorium of the: H. D. A,
at 2:00 p. m. with a very appreciativ
i Audience witnessing a very, very
i interesting program.
A Victory parade was scheduled
for 12:00 noon with Professors Jonas
Henderson and E. L. Williams, mar
shals. At 2:00 p. m. a arge number
of persons were wending their way
into the auditorium. Miss Emma B.:
Ivy, principal of the East End Grad*
School, was mistress of ceremonies. In j
Wresting selections were rendered by I
the Harris High Schoo’, the Wechslei'i
Junior High and East End Schools. j
The scripture lesson was read by
j the Reverend J. II. Griggs, pastor of
| Haven Chapel Methodist Church. In
vocation by Reverend F. Divers, past
tor of St. James A. M. E. Church. The
Miss Ruby Wright read the Emancipa
tion Proclamation. The speaker for
the occasion was the Reverend C. C.
Walker, pastor of the First Congrega
tional Church, who was presented by
Reverend W. B. Foster, president of
the Interdenominational Ministerial Ah
■iance. A very interesting address was
delivered by Reverend Walk r. The
offering was taken by Reverends W
J. Walker and T. R. Smith.
1 The presentation of ex-slaves was
made by Professor T. J. Harris. This
was done in a very unique and touch
ing manner. One ex save was pre
sent d in the person of a Mr. Clark.
The Emancipation Program was unde
the auspices of the Interdenomination
ai Ministerial A1 iancc.
GRANT US, 0 LORD, humility and
courag. in the days ahead. Bless U
us our extraordinary mercies. Help u'
in our daily tasks to work not for our
selves alone but for Thy Glory and
Honor always. Teach us to put aside
pride for forbearance, prejudice for
Understanding, hatred for love. And
with faith in Thy Justice and Mercy
help us'to face the new day and the
new year, confident and steadfast,
Amen.
—RUTH TAYLOR.
Hon. J. H.
Dean Holds
Audience
Spellbound
Before an audience of more that)
100 Farmers, Ministers and Teachers,
Prof. Dean, Agent of he U. S. Farm ^
Security Administration, delivered a
serious message, one that will ong be
remembered het'e in MERIDIAN, on
the a 1 important subject of helping
ihose among us whose income is in the
lower bracket and their living condi
tions are far BELOW the AVERAGE.
Mr. Dean, in a dynamic APPEAL, said
to the leaders of our group: “its up
to you to fight as never before to help
raise his standard!" He ASSURES us
that die U. S. Government will help
them, and will be ready to furnish the
information necessary for this proceed
ure. '
In a measure, Mr. Dean real y
preached forceful y, our SALVATION
AL DUTY AS LEADERS to our fel ow
man. He abo cited outstanding ex
amp cs of what OUR PEOPLE ARl
Continued on Page two
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Fetes Employees

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Young. Jr.,
owners of Young's Beauty and Barber
j Shop, also E. F. Young, Jr. Manufac
! luring Company, entertained the Op
erators and Barbers at their home on
2009 24th Street, December 31st. Mrs.
Young entertained her guests with a 1
, sorts of Christmas games, radio, and
piano music, furnished by one of the .
J operators, Mrs. Florence E. Pijce.
Mrs. Young served her guests
Spring Fried Chicken, Green Peas in
seal oped cups. Potato Salad, dressed
with pars’ey, stuffed celery, Cranberry
Sauce*, Hot rolls, tou ted nuts, ambro
sia, assorted candles, fruit and p ain
Continued on Page two
WEEKLY DEVOTION
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STATION WCOC, MERIDIAN
Saturday Morning 9:35
JAN. 3rd—REV. LUKE BEARD, New
Hope Baptist Church.
JAN. 10th—REV. F. P. LEONARD,
District Supt., Methodist Church.
JAN. 17th—REV. I. S. PETTTUS,
Pilgrim Baptist Church. y
JAN. 24th—REV. E. W. ROGERS,— L
South Side Methodist Church. §£
JAN. 31st—REV. C. O. INGE, Mt. ^
Bethel Baptist Church. ^

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