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f * _Published 1-15 of each Monlh at 2508 5lh Street VOLUME XXIX __ OCTOBER 15, 1954 NUMBER 4 Mrs. Fcurl Eourdeaux T r: ' JL . .... . X J •- vl Mrs. Pearl Bourdeaux. a faithful member of if. B. A. Lodge No 33 was laid o r; st Monday, October i h in Sims Cemetery. Funeral services were from St. Paul Methodist Church, with her !' 1 officiating. All who knew Mrs. Bond ■ iu lo\ . , ,r r ;. r i uine Is: Sir v. as and u She was a lover of the H. I and visited th local lodge: through out the slate of an with her first cousin, the General Secretary. Her genuine love and friendship! was atte's: • • f by the large number of i floral offerings that covered her j graveside. The nci hborhood, church, local societies, children, relatives and fi'1 ;nod a great loss i i • .}.• . ig of Airs. Bou dreaux. She truly was far... k until di :ith. EDITORIAL r T Presidents: 7/ • 4. ,,, sent out a formal letter to all of you who did not make a pledge in th" September Board nor notify the ! i'fice through the mail of tii i1. i f members you will Pi . 1 i' the membership cam p. .,-i• We have 47 presidents who have added one or more members on the membership campaign. Presidents please send in your pledge by return mail in order that we will not have to write you again for this information. As we write this article we have: •:;7 pi ges ar.d 119 us yet to pledge. Wei hope and trust that by the first of Novt: :i.. r y. ",.1: ;, abl to ar the president.-, if. not ail. Presi dents, this i absolutely a necessity. Witn the 1 ii ;i i - umber of d aths! that we juai . gether with t . rge number oil members who are dripping put of i the loca llodges front time to time, | it is pei e that ( mneh tl campaigns in order to count_r-bul 1 ance oui membership. sic: : S, please do not take in, applicants who w: be a bad risk for the Association. When we take in applicants who are already in bad neann we are only getting farther i and farther in the red from a mor tuary stand point. Regardless to how many letters j we write to you ui ging that you add * • we most certainly do not mean for j you to talte in any applicant who is m • a ea i who is in bad Ik altn. We must cut out death rate from! 40 to a lesser number. There are | some presidents who se mingly J viv' | 2 or more deaths each quarter ai t! we want those local presidents ,o know that our attention is fo.ured cn every move they ore ina i . Jt is natural that mi mbers arc i r ;■ ; j to dia but for a f-.w lodges to l ave, 2 or more deaths every quarter is unusual. Presidents, the life cf the Associa- ' tion is in your hi nds. Which will 34 bv. Life or Death? Mrs. D. M. Wiley, the attractive president of lodge No. 33, Meridian. Mississippi who has a .leasing pci' sonality that would captivate any one is doing an outstanding job in lodge No. 33. After the sudden death of Mrs. Mamie Smith, former president of the lodge, Mrs. Wiley, being the vice president, took the reins of the lodge ... charge and she has Jed the lodge 10 sun She reported 162 mem bers in the September Board and made a pledge of 5 members in the membership pledge campaign. Hattiesburg News Dear Secretary: This comes to inform you and the many readers of the Echo that Lodge No. 508 celebrated its first Anniversary on Saturday, Septem ber 25, 1934, at the Mt. Gallilee Church. A wonderful time was had by all present. A lovely short program was rendered and Rev. Sherman de li viced the message. H1 - topic was ! ■ i">; • K-'. 27.1 ;> si 108 were pre- J sent and both made donations to the Lodge. Lodge No. 270. 72.00; and Mo. 108, $3.00, szm mwm Mrs. Mary Peters. This beauti ful p.-rsonali'y ha- th • distinct honor of being the only lady in th entire Association who holds an agency license to organize lodges, etc. for the Association. ' Shortly after Mrs. Peters was ap pointed agent by the General Presi dent in the June Board, 1S54 she went homo and organized H. B. A. Lodge No. 512 with a membership of 22. Mrs. Peters reports that this is only a beginning. Watch for fur ther work done by her in the colums of the Echo She is also vice-presi dent of H. B. A. Lodge No. 373, Picayune, Mississippi. Other lodges were invited bu were not present. The finance amounted to $23.83. Mrs. Minnie Jones. President. Secretary On Vacation Miss Mattie L. Larkin. General Secretary of the Holbrook Benevo lent Association is now on vacation and according to her report, she ■' P 5 •' a me much leeded rest. P.. ijUiis visitii ., relatives n Do., iat, Michigan and other points ■he plans to be out of the office about two weeks. r HOW CAN HE SOW FOR Y4ft]OK»tW? \V I j U.5.1 / f 0OpULAr,o^/ I I ' I I i1 * * w,« Mrs. Annie Roberts, President of H. B. A. Lodge No. 478, Shubuta, Mississippi. Mrs. Roberts was elect ed to carry out the unexpired term of tlio l ate pro- ■ lr.it, Mr. Allen Graham, who was president for many years. This president has a wholesome persof.al'ty and a very pleasing smile. We can readily see that she means ot do her job as president of the logde. She reported 40 mem bers in the September Board and made a pledge of 6 members in tlie 1000 membership pledge campaign, I _________ I FACES In this issue of the Echo we are bringing to you the likenesses of a number of our presidents. Some were recently elected head of the local lodge and others have been presidents for a long, long time. All of these presidents whose pictures appear in this issue of the Echo are outstanding- presidents and are doing ■ '. ndous j. mb in helping the A so-! *ti )ii 1o tv; tin its rating. tmmm The above is the in- ••> »< < f ! *-• McCarty, that high stepping personality who kt ows now w «.<• thinr;s on a large scale. There is something : M 1 - Carey >t is out of the ordinary. He does iot have much to say but i when he does speak a real man 1 1 spoken. I._ reported 167 members' ■ the September Board and < .... pledge of 10 members in the pledge membership campaign. 9 Mr. I'/f C: rtv has tho distinct honor of urn .»••• made his report or j time w ith r; membership of 30 cr | more than any other president in ■ liie Association. * X. ill * This outstanding personality I am! sure all of you know. You may not have see nthe face but you have '•cad of the splendid service that he is rendering the Association. Mr. Dewey Johnson, president of • h B. A. Lodge No. 270, Hattiesburg, Miss., is the type of president the Association can be proud of. He was elected president of this lodge i in December, 1953, and ,-ince that time he has added 46 members to I the lodge and in the September Board he reporteed 161 members and made a pledge of 20 members in the 1000 membership pledge campaign. Readers, you would be surprised to know that Mr. Johnson has started to work on his pledge and is progres sing nicely. Lookout. Mr. Kinslow, you have ^ot competition coming up for your title. _ I PICAYUNE Dear Miss Larkin: Lodge No. 512 located at Picayune, Mississippi, lias eelected Mrs. Mary E. Peters to head the lodge. All correspondence, etc.. w:'l be m diced to Mrs. Peters. Mr,. Mary Abr.-.rn. Pop iter. I’m so thrilled with our newly decorated kitchen I’d like to tell ' you about it. It al! started when I hung my copper-bottomed pan* (n the wall and liked the warm color so well that I re-did my room using copper for decoration. hirst, kitchen walls and cup* hoards were pointed a soft tawi y brown; breakfast molt, papered :i chceviul brown and yellow pro vincial print. Then a new copper, console range and refrigera!,, with a copper door were adder. (Ou appliance dt : or tells us tin t tnore , < pie ar i ing copp - ■' 1 . liar / s, not only t't tiicir beauty but practicality » we '.) A copper canister set, wai r ' b'l ret, bread box anil cop, * nu ’i<is on the wall completed t * ’ •’ Vnd today we i . i . ' in our hit h< n, it’s so cl« n fi; ! , t l atti act I recording to the Copper <> i .. • s Ke arch Arsocmticn *h* mg to Early American and Fro* rooms m which copper * 4 I hiss? traditional!j ijIotir 1* ly respo: sAA foi «;..>».* gp. t.. nlanty •r,ti*y. V. • , ; - : ! .'amp* wrIJ in ou» i 1 I vug room, at weli *, , !,••*« ' , tireplao* s*t. And. ►,»«* yen o.ojj | ( the new .modem bra-* *»;„• : 'they re r«a!’v f > an: rice -.. j;| * practical, toe! • ! — • ..-• . Mrs. Early A. Rus-eil, President of H 3. A. Lodge No. 25, Meridian, Miss. Wouldn't you I ■ <- to ,v ve that beautiful smile? That's her, always mining, and we do not .aye to wan.'x i a boo', nor being a success* ■ 1 you smile . \vi . u le-i-. u ii you. Mrs. Hi 'sell i d 30 bers in toe V pie:: . .ar,; a. i node g ! i in 1300 member: hip < ; mpaign. Agent's Report By Mr. A.. J. Barnett __ V Dear Mis- Larkin: This comes as my report to the Association. I visited Lodge No. 505 located at Purvis, Mississippi, and installed the officers as follows: Mr. E. L. Byrd, President; Mrs. Bes sie Dronef Vice President; Mi's. An nie Davis, Secretary; Mrs. Mary Et ta Horan, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Hattie William-'. Treasurer, ana Mrs. Katie Jefl -rson. Chairman of Sick Committee Meeting nig::;.- will lie the first and third Eri 1 nights of each Two ; .ilea . -t 'pled. I : old in n the the run* ach red one. So, ll pledge for the lodge will be 6. I am leaving th m six members stiong Mail the Ecb . to E. L, I • I mad trios but I intended to revive tl is by. Vo., will hear more fr#r* Lem later, Mrs. Kula B* -Uh liter, the c rul ing president of lod^e f'o. 4 ' of Collins, Mississ pi. 'I.:;. LlejtfB* halt :r lias done wonderful h h in mak:ng the mem" ’ship cf her Jj»e one of the largest in tii ,t serh ‘.<t the State. She rr < r;ed 69 me- ■ > rt in the September Board and ’jj ed 5 more in the 1000 mom’ ’■t'dp campaigB.