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Just Another
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Better Paper
With Justice To AH
Malice Toward None
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he Sixth War Loan Drive is now underwav. The
is again harnessed under one common yoke. It takes
>ody pulling, regardless of the color of the skin, to
this trip successful—if any part lags, the whole load
>e left in the hog.
\ smile turned to a tear the other day when we remem
ed Armistice Day, twenty-six years ago. The World
ir was over, the victory was won—everybody rejoiced, hut
ay we have found that was an incomplete .victory and
ilag of peace does not wave over our land any more,
World War 2.
We had hoped that by Armistice Day. l'>44, at least the
>pean wrangle would have been over, but none of it is
■ yet, so the process of financing must continue. We can
turn around now, we have gone too far, so the thing t<
is to buckle down to the job and loan Uncle Sam those
irteen billion dollars. While we are happy over the success
our fighting forces, we should not become over optimistic
d feel that our part in the war is about over. The near
to victory our forces can move, the more expensive the
ar becomes and the only way we can count on a victory
rs by keeping our money where it can be used when needed.
A special plea is being made to our people in this Sixth
W ar Loan. If we are to have a part in the winning of the
peace, we must stay and see it through, with our soldier
bo vs. to the last. The men on the battlefield are not will
ing to stop until they have made a complete job of the vic
tory—thev want to fight long enough to guarantee their sons
and grandsons a world free from wars, a world free from
fear. If those who have borne the war in all its miseries are
willing to fight to a finish, we who are on the home front,
should double our efforts.
Christmas is nearing, there will be increased buying
evervwhere, but Christmas shopping need not set any bar
(Continued <>n l’age Six)
Important Meetings Held At Jackson
A few weeks ago several very important meetings were j
held at Jackson .all during one week. Among those who tit
tended from here were: Principal X. 1 >. Taylor, N azoo City;
High School Xo. 2, and Principal Dave P>. Burnett, lliun-j
[ilireys County Training School, Louise. Miss., to the stale,
Principal’s Meeting. Mr. I). \V. Lindsey, \ azoo Xegro Cotin-J
t\ Agent to the County Agent’s Meeting, Mrs. Ilenrene Mil-!
hum. Yazoo High School Xo. 2 to the Home economics
Teachers’ Meeting; Mrs. K. ft. Miller. Mrs. I. I!. Mhite.j
,\lrs. W’illeva Lindsey, Mrs. Charlotte Harrison, and Mrs.,
Ilenrene Wilburn were among those who attended the Mom-1
id’s lederated Clubs meeting.
Stork Visits The Stringers
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stringer, of Clarksdalc. Miss.,
are supremely happy and are receiving the congratulations
uf many friends (over the birth of a little son, Charles, Jr.
horn to them October 21, l‘>44. The little bundle of 1 if< i
weighed 9 pounds and has completely filled the cup of happi
ness for this voting couple. Mr. Stringer is the efficient man
ager of the Century Burial Association and is a licensed
mortician. He had made an excellent record as manager and
business man and the entire Century Burial Association ex
tends congratulations.
Makes Property Purchase
Mr. \\ . J. Frilcy. who operates a complete grocery aiu !
market, also cafe business on Fifth Street, recently purchas |
cd the Buck Pej)pers property which comprised three house j
and two vacant lots. ()ne of the houses is located on tin j
popular Calhoun Ave. and one of the vacant lots is is a very
desirable corner at Fourth and Clav Streets. The transactim
was made through Mr. Peppers’ daughter, Mrs. I mma John
son, of Nashv ille, Tenn.
Stops In City
Dr. and Mrs. I*. \\ . Hill and babv of Clarksdalc. Miss,
passed through the city a few weeks ago and stopped fo
a few hours with Dr. and Mrs. 1.. T. Miller. W hile here Dr
Mill gave $10 to be used wherever needed for the Madkin
Memorial Center. The entire St. Stephen Methodist Church
appreciates this gift and hopes that Dr. and Mrs. ilill wii
come again soon.
Another Armistice and Thanksgiving
By Charles H. W ilson. Sr., Alcorn A. A M. College.
Alcorn, Miss.
1 lie.sc two days have always made a profound impres
sion upon me for they bring to my mind every year a long
wanted meaning that will not only haunt the minds and
hearts of Americans everywhere, hut a meaning that would
make us get busy in attempting to reach those objectives
that we think that they mean—the securing of a permanent
Armistice Day general refers to the honoring of those
Americans who fought . for those who gave all—life, and
for those who are still at their task on all home fronts. Their
willingness to give up their future plans, their dreams, their
anticipated hopes depict conclusively that their efforts were
based upon a superabundance of sacrifices.
Armistice Day is also a- reminder to us that once again
we are face to face with a problem that confronted us 2.~
years ago, and that we have got to do the same thing that
we did before—spank him into submission, l ace to face
with an enemy whom we will have to kill and take his most
cherished possessions because he refuses to do justice to his
fellowman, to play the game fairly and squarely, and a fail
ure to liv e brotherly and peacefully. < Hir enemy turns
thumbs down at the democratic way of lile which gives
freedom and opportunity to all, but he thinks <>i himself as
being superior, possessive, and knowing all.
This Armistice Day should make us realize that above
all, regardless of the nationalities that we have in America,
that we are one people, still fighting to preserve those card;
nal virtues of liberty, justice, freedom, equality of opportunity,
frugaiitv, and service which were the chiet corner stones ol
our American ('onmionwealth laid down by the hounding
bathers. And they will never be achieved until we as Vmeri
cans become as one and unloose prejudice, malice and hatred
from our heartstrings.
American Thanksgiving did not emerge from a tranquil
environment, as there had been bitter months, prospects tor
the future had been menacing, some gave up and lost laith.
but the hearts of the determined I’ilgrim l athers thanked
< iod.
'This present Thanksgiving Day in most inflames \vil.
lie similar In main of us. Many of u> will not base what we
want, there nitty he loneliness ami heaviness ol heart ;n ;i
result of the war. the food may not meet our approval, our
trip mav have to he postponed, hut we should in spite o
trials, thank tiod. bor it shows that we ctut take the hint
with the sweet and that gladness enters our heart heeau
we are alive, and look toward tomorrow with hope and
courage. Yes. we should thank < iod on I hanksgiviug I'a
for his grace and benefits. As life offers u> abundant tithe
the jot of home and family, the privilege of guiding ehildrt t
anti youth in the hope that they will build a better world
than we adults have, if no more than to secure a permanent .
May Cod bless everyone everywhere and hate him once
again to give thanks for the blessings of this tree land ol ,
Loyal Afro Passes
News of the passing of Mrs. K. C. Mullins, of Moorhead i
will he learned with regret by the whole Afro lamilt. Mi
Mullins was one of the most well known and faithful Mr. ’
workers in the entire organization and she will he greati.
missed for the wonderful service she rendered. Me do no
re-call a time when Mrs. Mullins failed to show loyalty an
devotion to the organization or a Crand Lodge she tails",
to attend. Her death was sudden and at present, we do no
have full details, hut we know her place will remain vacan
not onlv with her farnilv but with the Afro family as well.
Called To Little Rock
Mrs. Carrie K. Little, of Chicago, was called to the bed
>idc of her sister. Mrs. Willie Jean I .spy of i.ittle Kock
Ark. Mrs. lisps' who was seriously ill from an attack of in
fluenza, is much improved at present, and Mrs. I.ittle is e>
pected to return to Chicago soon. I hey are daughters o
Mr. T. I. Huddleston, and many friends throughout th
state will he anxious for the complete recovers of Mrs. Ksp.
nan i ■■ Mcuwnuuftm T* ™MMIgLiniWBEHiIa!ij^ III ■IM—W MIIMIj
This is the very adorable little hab\ ulm won in the1
^>ahs (-on lest sponsored In Mt \ ernoit iiaptist fhtmdt. :
She is Rita Delon's 11 uddleston. (laughter of Mr. and Mrs.,
h\ t . 11u<l(11eston. The story ot this contest was carried if
the (tetoher isstn of the < out it* \ oire
Afro-Americans Celebrate 20th
IV 20th anniversarv of tin- \Io -\nu iscan N ns ,\
Daughters was celebrated here on Sundav. < 1 ‘’4-1 !
at Mt. \ onion M. II. Church of which Rev R. C. Andcr 1
son is pastor. A largo congregation was present and enjoved
an excellent sermon 1»v Rev. II. •* Gardner. Rev. I .ardnci
preached on the character losoph and as all \fros know,
the organization is built on the life of Joseph winch form
the triangle. I lie ottering for the occasion totaled NAT I
I. Huddleston, Founder and Custodian, was present and made
inspiring remarks, centering his words around the Hospital
Kxpansion Program. Mr. Huddleston urgentlv n-kot t: n ■ co
operation of all Alros and tmends to push thi= ]>rogr in > i
order that the hospital may continue to -rnr and serve in
;i bigger way.
Back From Los Angeles
Miss Anne Brooks, tcachei in Yazoo tit. High scho
No. 2, has returned to the city after having spent severa
weeks in Los Vngeles, Calif., .'.here she was called due •<> lie
death of her sister. Mrs. Yea Newman ( kirk. Mrs i lark
had lived in I .os Angeles foi a numhci ol years: she own
ed and operated a verv proseperous business then. I let
sudden death came as a great shock to relatives and friends
here ancf much svmpathv went out to Mr- Brook' in the
passing of her olilv and beloved sister. Me are glad to sci
Mrs. lirook.s back and secminglv has gained strength througl
Him who doeth till things well.
From Alcorn College
Misses Bessie R. Crutcher. Crimea Newman and Mar
I.. Pruitt, are here for six weeks in training at the Horn
Kcon.imics Department of Ya/.oo ( it> High School No.
of which Mrs. Ilenrone \\ . Wilburn is the efficient uachei
These voting ladies are from Alcorn College and represem
a part of the training program carried on at Vlcom t olleg
each year in the Home Kciaiotnics Department Tin v are
stopping with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fondle. .LvO t uster Si
Honorably Discharged
Pvt. J. C. Steward is back home after receiving an hot
urable discharge from the 1". S. Army. Pvt. Steward spent
eleven months in F.ngland and North Ireland and his rela
tives and friends are glad to welcome him home.
Al.ui - tirst occupation w as that of a farmer lie v. as yn -
en 111is job i)_\ ottr Creator. when \d.nn, the first man. was
I’lnct d in the < i.ihIcii of l ien, thus from Creation to this
■ rr.v day, larminy i.~ man'- e| f , iccupation, tin- basic in
dtisti \ upon which al! othe r must depend and the source,
.loin wiiich all lilt must la -ust.'titled. .Am- titan is foolish
who looks upon fariniuy a- a mean oceuj»ation. to the con
t,;,rw it i- a urn-1 honor, due and distinguished employ
nent. and most iniporiaut of all eh- it is tin one orcupa
iiou that -hall always he open; no depn ■ r will ever he -■<
even- as to dose down the farm-. Most ; n- know or ran
t elite111her that duriny tin w-rio- yi'eatc-t - ' : --a n. hcti
practical! \ c\it\ hind oi industry and means of livelihood
closed tip. the land that ten! cave man. continued to produce,
and in that da_\ . main who had wandered a wav, found them
seh e- 'Oi tln ir w a.1 hai l t• • th<- ianns. cither ;■ reality or
in their mind .
I his is a loiiy- war, \\ > rid \\ a r I la.-ted Old' a te"'
months leir the 1 idled State . hut this war ha- your into
the years, even lor our fair coimtr\ n-t there i- comilty u
day \ 1 ; will - i\ et et ha ■
.he most secure job will he that on the farm, rim a t a'",
tented minds w i e - tanners, the
worn ahottt where to find a joli "if their job do.-.-. ,„ F
'he e\-senice man or woman deinands the job bccau-i he
"f -lie held it henna the war"- n there wii- 1..- no watt!
eviny around tarokiny for a n b lin'd what ft-", pennies .. >
stive ! will he yoiie and tie bread line- will become jtuta:
ttvc there will he no uucntph \ mew on tin farms.
iM r.'iiMiis,
'l lull
aim O’in.
\ft .'ill farming oin-iVt.-. ,.r;ii -jiiu
I'll) these tw i pr> 'ducts are cliii'i :n 111< g-rcat Mi
I delta. ainl now here else <i< t arm mg offer great -.a.
i>1 >1 hii'lumi \ . i.ir whereas cotton ami «•.-ni an majors, other
JJV< "llll'l-: i' a; i'! aide-. fruits. cattle raising, etc.. ..all ill f: ■ i
i I with equal stico Jlu U r; lit- land in tin ilelta eannoi
l>e equalled anvwhere in this country. the climate is mi'.:
and everv where there is c\ idfnce i.i the stead' pr< *gre.- s
in’ mir people. Negro Inime muin'' are modernizing and
la all 1 i I \ i 11L4. While landlord- m making f I »* vrt s tu provid
l.ettei l:"tm >, sealing house-. 'ev< citing and wiring them
<i. Negro tenants can live n re comfortably —these tilings
arc gradually taking place and if we will stick tu unr pa;
we will find here in ;hi- Mississipid Delta what we ;■ r • i .. 1 i•
ne\ ci w ill find 11\ running av a '
l >n: plea is in.t n l: > m_ !•. liscuur.ii;>'- :i I l-yti i>; .
hit.i> .it': we would In. tin !. -i i advocati our people stick
ing tu m uripaying .i<>l>. what we are in iny tu do is er.coui •
ape a higher anihitiun I- mg up farmers tu stick to f.inniir '
and make it the imp. nam ju .> it is. Many farmers who are
.'lean cruppers ria re eu e ■' i t,( s,‘l .000 dear of experts
at till end ot a y ear. and the ivcragc Negro worker in otlu
occupation.-, is imi aide iu eali/e that much cash monc”
at the end ui a ye 1 h ih< other hand, this sunn share
cropper. if he is thriitv. has an opportunity to sitpplcntet.
ur ittcre; -i i is einiiip, l.\ mother $5.00 or $1,000 ju t hi
■ tip hoys, cattle, chickens truck patches, etc. [here i
iiardl' a landlord in th< slat< who objects to a tenant tu • -
inp spare for gardening lot.-, and land l\if pianh c: ’ eg - tin.'
(uod crop-. In these privileg „ i., added hi- otu» .rt •
make lii- surroundings aun.i'tivc. It does not uiatu i th,
the house belongs to another man. ii a hoard comes oh. nai*
it on; it dues nut matter that you mar "move next rear.' plant
flowers and shrubs and maU - wherever vmi live a 'lionic'
you will not unit win the admiration of mar lamllor.,
won will raise tin standard if our race.
We think one oi nut hi., troubles is w>«/ are not «talde
enough, we are is.-i willing „ put out enough to bring the.
results wi want I he wat tin . job and all others that "glit
ter and dazzle" tin fanner's »yes are six and seven day s a
week jobs rain or shine seel or snow—|\ farmer- will
give this sann time to their job of farming, tlie\ will find
a "gold mine" right where tin v are, for already alter working
t< ottlimted i tt l'ttge Ninel
Among Our Service Men
I he following service im i have beer, here
t p|. Samuel kuo\. S-Sgt. \1 mso Jamison
on mrh
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