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Bfot Just Another ^^1 ^ j W7f/z Justice To A1! I "3“ 43 01C £ ir|fl L»— . . #fW . V+H»4Mh| : , _ _NEWS JOURNAL DEDICATED TO THE BO CTRIN-E OF UNIVERSAL DEMOCRACY _ __ | VOL. 3_ YAZOO CITY. MISSISSIPPI. OCTOBER, 1944 NC. 3 GRADUATE FROM AFRO-AM "" ® ® ® ® ® ® © ® YAZOO COUNTY NEGROES DONATE TO UNITED L v . -- r* ' aztM» (. ownty Negroes w orked under the same organi | fition as they did last year in the I'nited War Fund Dri-ve :p an(i we think we accomplished a very fine job. War bund calls are familiar to us now and naturally vtt- do npt need to do as much explaining, as a result more 1 contacts can he made. People know what the various funds are being spent for and feel the least they can do is to send their dollar. I lie war has touched every American home | niicf each of us knows what it means to be sad and lonely. [ yet at no time have we felt the deep loneliness as our sol [ diet- hoy. W hen our sorrows come upon us we are free to shake them off by various methods—hut what about the soldier—what has he to make him forget the ache in his heart or the physical pain of a wound—to this end some of the War bund money is listed—To cheer and comfort, to help him feel like staying in the fight. During this war we have had to sacrifice; we have want ed things our money could not Iniy—but what about the war refugees, the starving millions, the homeless millions. We have not experienced the ravages of war like our friemh who have seen their worlds crumble before their eye- to this end some of the War Fund money is used- To relieve tjie suffering brought on by the war. To provide food, cloth ing. shelter and medical care. When it is all summed up. not one of us who have con tributed can feel like we have given enough. When we com pare the freedom, opportunities, comforts we have enjoyed since Pearl Harbor, with that of our soldiers and war re fugees, we will be glad we shared in lhe call. Our Men In Service The following young men have been home on furloughs recently : Sgt. Fddie B. ( pi. Jack Brooks, Pvt. Charles W. Steward, Pvt. Richard King. ( pi. Josie Wilson, and Sol omon Robinson, Jr., of the Navy. -(>J Making Progress W henever vve hear of our men in the service making good it is good news to us and vve want to tell the world. It has been our good fortune to report the steady progress ui young Fmmett Stringer, since he first entered the armed forces. Recently Stringer was made Chief Warrant ( iffieer. He is instructor of Off Duty Classes in Klenn ntary Short hand and also Clerk-Typists, lie is somewhere in the South Pacific. Stringer is well known here where lie was at one time employed at the Afro-American office. lie is a gradu ate of Alcorn A. & M. College and has featured in a number or oratorical contests, always winning first prize, lli- mother. Mrs. Janie I'. Stringer, is the successful manager of the Cen tury Burial l'uneral Home at Columbus, Miss , and his Froth ier, Charles, is a prominent business man of ( lark-dale, be ing manager of the Century Burial Funeral Home there and also, a licensed mortician. Therefore, it is a very special pleasure for us to hear of C. \Y. O. Stringer's advancement. -0-' Notice The great purpose of The Century Voice is to serve the people. \\ e put forth every effort to make the paper in teresting and informative and much of the success depends upon the cooperation vve receive from our subscribers and readers. We have urged our readers to semi in news articles they wish carried and this invitation has met with fair response, especially our out-or-town readers. We know there is much local news vve fail to get because vve do not have a local agent to contact and gather the news, therefore vve have to iclv upon what vve can obtain in a casual way and upon you. Due to the shortage of labor, our news must he in to the printers by the 12th of each month, therefore, if you have ncw- articles please send it to us not later than the 10th of t.ai;|i month. We accept and appreciate your news items and consider it a privilege to carry it. If you do not have time t,, write it or bring it in. you may call it in over the telephone. < >ur telephone number is 4F>o. May we have you cooperation. Remember tlu- number: Flume 460. -0 Gets Promotion T/Sgt. Nathan King spent a few ekiys here visiting l»s parents and relatives. Young King is a Yazoo City hoy. his lather. Mr. Vivian King, is a successful business man. Rc eciitl}' King was promoted from S-Sgt. to hi- present rating |- T-Sergcant. he has made an excellent record since he en tered the service and has received high praise and recom mendations from his superior officers. I Sir Walter 11. I'is-her. Deputy Grand Mentor, Dublin, Miss., who is a candidate for Vice Grand Mentor of 1'ahor. The election will be held during the first week of November in I.eland. f\fciss. A Qualified Man I « Sir Walter 11. Fisher was horn in Coahoma Countv ami !e;»re<l at Dublin. Miss, lie received his educational training at Dublin. Kosciusko Industrial College. Alcorn A. A M j College, and had special work in insurance at Northwestern |'l.'niver«ity. Chicago. 111. He lias been in the insurance work I for twenty-seve;i years. Fortunately. Mr. Fisher was horn in a Tabor;.in family. His father, the late. J. 11. Fisher, Chief (irand Mentor of the Mississippi jurisdiction, was heading the order of labor ... the time of Fisher's birth, lie grew up in Tabor, joining the j Tents at an early age; later lie transferred to the R ,D. Smith Temple where lie became Chief Mentor at thw same time his father was elected Chief Craml Mentor of the Missis si] pi Jurisdiction. Fisher served as Chief Mentor of the R. D. Smith Terni'. " for three years. Cndcr his father, lie received special training in the conduct of Tabor’s business from the I ground up; for his father served as Chief M mtor, 1’resid ing I’riiuv. Chief (irand Scribe and Chief (irand Mentor. When his father was stricken with illness, this son carried on the office of t.'hiof (irand Mentor for two years; answer ling letters, adjusting complaints, filling orders, and keeping j records, it was he who turned the records and Seal over to | the present Chief (irand Mentor. We feel safe in sav ing that j no other man in Tabor is more qualified for Vice (irand j Mentor than Walter II. Fisher. A few months ago. upon the recommendation of mir ! manager at ClarksdaU'. Mr. Charles Stringer, we employed 1 Mr. Fisher to >ct up a new system of record keeping in our home office. We have found him to he an honest, efficient, straightforward and experienced insurance man. More and more our organizations and business will depend upon ef ficient and competent management which means that in electing officers or employing help we should look to thi t-nil. In the coming election of the Knights \ Daughters of I Tabor at (IreenviHe, in November, the facts we have |*'e sented concerning Mr. Fisher should be the guide lo vvhiih the delegation will vote We feel sure that if I abor warms 1 a qualified mail, if labor looks toward the future of tut organization, it will want a man like Fisher. Nr Vv a I lei IF Fisher is the son of the late Sir J. IF Fisliei, C hiei hi.md Mentor, who with the" assistance of tin; kite .Mr W m. Fie. ( hie ft Irand Scribe, built Tabor to ihe point where men nave carried on to great heights. Fisher is a chip oil the old bUu u. Nurses’ Class Of 1944 i 1 he graduation exercises of the .Afro-American Hospital School of Nurses was held Friday evening. October b. i"I . j at Ketbel A. M. E. Churoli. at which time Dr. i.. 1. Miller | Chief Surgeon, awarded diplomas to the following gradtt Sates: Miss (1. M. Montgomery, of Fayette. Miss.; Miss Lit .|ei<>us Eumett, of Memphis. Tenn.; Miss W illie Earl Jones, of Jackson, Aliss.: Mis* Myrtis Jordan, of Hattiesburg, Mis< : and Miss Emma Fee Lane, of Wetfpoint, Miss. Died In Overseas Duty C j.)l. Rti:-sell 1' Whitnrv. sou of the late Foote ami Fl rtira Whitnev. entered the armed ervn-e in Martin I MI lie received his basic training at Cantp f ee. \ a., and went fsbni there to Camp Maxey. Texas. In No. cipher. PM.) | ... ■■ailed for Hnchhaven. Xew Guinea, there he spent 1 ne irli. n.d on September W I'44. lie died a soldier"* death. I Mu ! ly 31 days marked tin- differfeuee between CpL Whitne. death and the deatn ol hi- eldest brother. Memming (.r.-.iii - V.-bitney. who died Wigml I'M). Cpl. Whitne,■ !e,m idtiurn his passing, i>ne daughter. Mi-- F.tliu Whitne- . D pother. Mrs. Klmiia Whitney, both of Yazoo t it v : two i ;e.->. Miss Lillian Whitnrv. of Detroit. Midi.: four brothers Vll.ert Whitncv. Cram Whitney. Robert Whittle- . of i., City; and K.x-Sgt. F.rnest Whitncv. ol Joliet. I!!.; tv\. • mtiv,. dis- Opal Mae (. olcmau and Mi-s \ elma Wh.itnev. of 1 z®°- ( ity; four nephew- who an- now serv ing hi the armed forces. M-Sgt. Charlie W hitney, stationed somewhere in Fug ■ and; I’fe. I-lcming Whitney, i loeait Side. Cairn : S 1-e ,\r tndd Xutc Whitney, of the South Pacific; and P ;. Kmmctt ' vtartin. Jr., also of tin- South Pacific, in I't.h, t p’. Whitu-.w was married to Mi-s Lee lithe! Johnson, of (>rooklyn. X. Y formerly of this city. The family has manv hdciids who , m pathize with them in thieir •great loss. --o i Notice Due to the new system being completed m the Home Office, vve have not been able to work out the monthlv re ’r.rt- in order to accurately |rtiblUh the report- a.ccording «» class tor agents. This part of oar huMel-in will be resumed as soon as our office work is hack to norinalcv. A New Poet And A New Book By Cleopatra C. McCee Be folT me now is a ropy of a new book of verse. '1 Ken - doKvous With America.” written by Melvin I!, lubon blii - book was released from the publishers. Dodd. Mead and ( u. 'ne., on August 22, 1*>44 and sells for $2 per cop\. One is attracted to a new book. first b\ it.-, title, then by its author. (Mice the hook is in liis possession his fjj-.-t re action is to turn the pages, noting the stvle and perhaps he second step is to examine the table of content-, Ic.iviu:. the preface, if there is one, for the third act. When I men d ” Rendezvous With America." the title particular! - itn rcssed me; upon turning the pages. I recognized tit at in Rendezvous \\ ith America. book lover.- had -one A vary, very pleasing and beautiful. j One of the greatest treastm a man can own i- jihrar. f good books and among the chief marks of intelligence - ( m*. ability to know a good book "Rendezvous With Ametiva" is Melvin 1!. Tolson's first book In a letter to the writer, the publishers. Dodd. Mead and Co., had this to -,i' : Mi. I ul- < ■on is a professor at Wiley ( ollege. Marshall. Texas. and 1 'is poems have previously' appeared in the Atlantic, (.oilman ir<mtn< 1 and elsewhere. We are verv pleased to be tin pub-; ushers of his first book, for we teel that lie promise- to C- i come the outsanding Negro poet of this decade. bids com pany has been in the publishing business since IN.}" and ; published the first book of Paul Lawrence Lumbar. Ailin'-j ca's most recognized Negro poet. I he men who form this j company should be an accurate judge of merit in thi- t pc j of literature. .1 have read the entire book of poems and have oiuud; there is something appealing and stirring in each. I w.i e A pceially attracted by hi* "Dark Symphony" and bavi emn-j milted it to memory. One of the greatest,achievei-m-nts our educators cun mala A to create in our people a love and desire lor good literatun and otic- of the most beneficial habits one can acipiin i- .In halxit of reading. After reading '.Rendezvous With \mcric.i’; I am convinced that Mr. I'olson has something Wncrica I leeds. 1 want to urge all our readers to see and purchase: hi- book, it will mean $2 wall invested and you will have a; ; treasure from which you will never want to part. Attended Graduation Of Nurses Mrs. Sylvia A Burnett, oi Memphis. Tenn.. mother of Mi" l.iteious Burnett, Mr-. Sallie Jordan, oi Hattiesburg, atrd Miss ( >llie Jordan, of Vicksburg, mother and sister of •Mi'S Mvrtis Iordan, witnessed the graduation exercise* of ;|i, Afro Hospital Nurse Training School. Both Miss Burnett ,.:i : .Mi.. JurJuu '."re member.' of the graduating class. 1 • "i l-ia'i< r-Hi :■.!> it.i iIn. 3'>44 r!n-:-. or nor . from th.- hr-■ 'm.-ivi .' .lion! of Xur -c Ti.iiivng va.; !r"’ii ;u Pet he! \ M. I . 1 huich of wlueh Rev. If M •’truth 1 j • nr. ■ <•.•> pogrom v.-.-.s 1C !'■-- -i :-! ‘Inch i e\ . \\ i I. \\ ! i: mr- ' ’•: : <! t h.t[.iaii- t- the r t. ■- ni -■ f.- in kons .\ ! i.'-ngnt'". • th hvere.l th'- pr,'.. -.il n-!■!; ]•.- ni .;ddrec Re Whit mg charged .’ntr • . fir --1 h<-p t1 - - * a O'- C 'W1 He -tre---d pi, c • • i ! id • -o' :rnt- l'h<* : r adnioual pledge \* : . g rn .-1>.-o Leola O- ' i.tlloo f, . MlpermUtidctlt . or •- . . ' ... - ah >kr. I ,v d- I the <hi; • I■ ; ■ . . ■ : u-_ ard or- i ' - i . ' -O' j.t ijv*. ' ' "i •< Xu’• ing : ■ t ■ . ’ part in 1 Tapa 1 i a, - 11 (or t ]- . | - . - 0 r rot v '• ni in' tile >--inter .oooduates « . -> - ’tig vi .-oti : . leading ho. pita!- • -t • - ■ ■ •. . . "•' ' • ■ u or.'t - pportuniti*.* in the ficj •, , an I U"-\ riot :■ to 11 gilt and c. ill. t’lhu i 1,0 - i n I. ’ d< h. i i'i'"iit practiii e e • ' hr’ ». tiiv ho p'ta! • .o< i l these ) oui::. '.oiio n • ,1. inll.v prepared ii r .. hte of servo-. \,e h . ov u ,■ i .it - U"'k the o'■'•nt.ige • tii.-ii • ■ , ; hem-eiv i - a v.oil iiie-ct ■ itii or.- io ■ .. i iii i- a .-id. and 1 nii-.-d v rid. ■ - people, th ti - it should l/e the .oneern of .h! t<igclhr r i r I he luaiiUi. nailer ,,r -neh iij-t'tii: > Hospital. Me -Inmid not forget that r i t -( maud- I.o' I: ovr financial :.ml to r. ' -'ip;- . 1 is a great hospital expansion pr'groin unde I \tro Hospital and one of the main pur|m - : i 1 ■ v t’ . j hospital up to nil requirement . 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Slit' w:w ace**mjuit-«l ill cr grandson. '• ndcr.K»n Itihnsoii. who ha- entei e»l l '* . Seaton < ownunar School Mv> lone- is tilt nioilu r i I 1 t. |ame- t . i - - «• 11 |mie-. and Pie. David i June.-. vviu> a; now scr' ing in I uvojjc and New (luiuea. Notice We appreciate \ our new- All news nut-; 1 n 10th of each mouth. C all Phone -k>u. \\ nto P>o\ it to one office. corner Webster and Kighth St. -o lln safest wav to put a wav a nest egg to.’av - :>u / l ^ ar Bond War Hands art mve Vo hatch if k H in tin . c i Wi the rogunsd time.