With Justice To AH j
Malice Toward None \
NEWS JOURNAL DEDICATED TO THE DOCTRINE OF UNIVERSAL DEMOCRACY
YAZOO CITY, MISSISSTPPI. DECEMBER, 1944
■HE CENTURY VOICE LOOKS TOWARD THE COMING YEAR
fi he. veil that hung betwen jaenuary 1 of this year and
present date has been drawn up almost in its entirety
Ifnd we almost know what mysteries, what joys and sorrow
r'44 carried for us. As this veil is lifted, another falls down
pud soon we shall be faced with another twelve months of
fmcertainty and hope.
This year, has been pretty much the same as the last
Inn years, the war is still raging, boys are still being called
to arms: life has come and life has gone as it will as long ;i>
the world shall stand. We bail not hoped that there should be
any change in the natural process of life, but we had all
hoped and prayed that life would have been spared from
the clutches of war. We had all hoped and prayed that ere
the evening of this year, war clouds would he cleared and
the sun rays of peace permitted to light the homes of the
The year, however dark and hard it has been, has not
come to its close without leaving us something for which
we can he thankful. 1 think now, of the good w ill we have
enjoyed from those who have patronized us with their
subscriptions and with their ads; of those who have helped us
to carry on in any form. As in the past, we want you to
know we have appreciated the least you have done and we
lo"k forward, with you, to a glorious New Year, that shall
bring us back our loved ones, that shall bring us the privi
lege of carrying on in a bigger way and that shall bring us
a love and respect for all mankind.
Recent Developments In This Present
The (iermans have decided to fight the decisive battles
on the west side of the Rhine River hut the Nazi front in J
the south has been ripped to pieces by the American Seventh
and the French First Armies. On the far more important sec
tor before Cologne, the (iermans have thrown in what may
he their last major forces in the west.
The (iermans faced the Allies with a greater concentra
tion of troops than they had ever assembled at Caen in thei
viiin attempt to hold the Normandy bridgehead. 1 welve
divisions, half of liter armored, and armored infantry, were
jammed into Aachen area.. One division about a mile and a i
third of the front. j
Meanwhile Brig. (ien. Jacques l.e Cere was leadingi
hi, fighting Frenchmen toward Tunisia ifum Lake (had
in equatorial Africa and soon reached and captured his ul
timate objective—Strasbourg. The (iermans have always
coveted the fortress city of Alsace and it was held by them
from 1870 to I'd IS.
Five days before ( ien. Jean de I.attre de I assign) s
French First Army had stormed through the Belfort Cap to
tpe Rhine, and the great armed pincers looped around tin esti
mated 50.000 Germans in the Vosges Mountains.
The Third Army has already taken Metz and in the
path of the retreating Nazis the Third Army broke into
tin' powerful fortifications of the Maginot Cine, which the
Germans are supposed to have reversed. Just beyond lav
the industrially vital Saar Basin and the west.
The pattern of attack over Tokyo emphasized that the
Japanese capital is a first class military and industrial tar
net. From the Marianas Islands, fleets of Superfortresses
on November 24 and 27 winged more than V000 miles and
struck blows which promised ultimate devastation tor the
The establishment o/ the 21st Bomber Command oi the
Twentieth Air Force, -d+tde^ Brigadier. General Hayward S.
llaitsell, Jr. marked a turning point in. the J’acific area.
In this war it is Hound that France has driven closer
to Russia by spectre of Germany resurgent. 'I be Russians
have let.it be known that they are thinking of a 20-year pact
with France along the lines of the alliance they have vvith
Negroes Purchase Project
We have been informed that the attractive Milcstott
..(jvernment project at Mileston. Miss., has recently been
purchased by the Negroes on the project at a cost aof So/
OHO. The project comprises 107 homesteads of a-room iranu
dwellings, well built barns and poultry houses that tire valu
ed at $5,000 each, a gin, a general merchandise store and
post office combined, a health center, church, school and
fuiir rent houses. It operates under the name of Mileston
inoperative Association with Sam Edwards president, mu'
Luiley Wilson secretary.
Super Bond Salesman
The hit of the Sixth War Loan Drive is destined to
he the hrown-eved. brown-skinned. smiling l»ah\ whose like
ness graces a poster that was used throughout the coiintn
b\ Xe^ro “roups. Jle is robust. iS-pound Charles Owens, of
Haltimore. Md.. horn June 20, llH.i.
The posters were lum,if in more titan 20,(X)u locations
from Maryland to California, and \ouii“ Charles exuded
all his personalitx toward the promotion oi the idea of eco
nomic securitv through the purchase ol War I’ouds as .
nest ef<“- for tomorrow.
It started this way. The child's youthful parents, Jerome
and Thelma Owens, of 1513 \\ . hranklin St., lialtimorc,
brought the tot to the I’rovident Hospital hist December
7, suffering with pneumonia, lie was discharged, hale and
heartv oil December 22. but not before a Xcyr<i welfare yroiij
had spotted him ami had him photographed.
Hie picture was shown to the Ibdtmioic War l-'mancc '
oinmittee, which, impressed ordered .a largo set oi poster- 1
liade for state-wide use with the "I! aids for I tab' " appeal'
■aid used it in the I'ifth W ar l.oan Drive.
Willard \\. Allen, of ISaltimore. member of the Inter
rtteial Section of the National W ar l inance I hvi.sioii, brought :
he poster to the attention of the poster committee w hich j
unanimously adopted it for official use. Requests from as far j
as California have been received for posters. These poster-,
were used during the hist drive.
According to W . If. IJrovvn, treasurer and trustee of j
Provident Hospital the 1 ».X> Negro employees are all Inly
ing Whir IJomls on the payroll saving plan -but thev ms
their little friend, Charlie.
Speaks At Natchez College
Among the speakers at the .Mortgage Burning Cele
bration for Natchez College which was held at the college on
Thursdav, November db, 1()44, was I . I. i Ittddleston. Sr.
This was a great day for the Baptists of Mi.-sissippi
and a large crowd witnessed'the program. The program was
presided over by Dr. II. II. Humes. President of the State
Baptist Convention through which the college is supported.
We feel safe in saying that next to the Afro-American
Sons X Daughers, a fraternal organization founded l't yea it
ago hv Mr. Huddleston, Natchez College lies closest to hi
heart; no other Baptist layman in the state <>f Mississipp
has labored more faithfully and -more earnestly for the wel
fare of this college than Mr. Huddleston. It was with a heart
of thanksgiving that he accepted the invitation to appear on
the program, lie was assigned the subject. "Xegro Busi
ness in the Post War Kra.” Being one of the most successful
business men' of the race and a matchless speaker, this sub
ject was entirely suited to his talent and it was no surprise
that the audience sat spellbound during the fifteen minute
he spoke. A part of what he said follows:
"At the outbreak of the war the word defense bea
upon our eardrums at every turn, but now after having beet
in the fight for nearly thrive years, post war is the wort
claiming the attention of the world. What will became o
this or that, what will happen here or there after the war.
And alwavs the Xegro presents a major problem lor Ameri
ca, What place will the Negro have after the war is tin
question upon the American Negro's lip and upon the \mcri
(Continued on Page 3)
Left For Maryland
Re\. D. B. Turner. Baptist Minister who served hen
for mam years, eft a few weeks ago for Preston. Md.. when
he has appointments tit three churches. By. I tirnei expect
to stav at least eighteen months. Mis mans friends and tic
J ■niaintancc■= hope his work will be. evowued with wccc -
A few days ago "I p." a new magazine, was released
from the printers and made it- first bow to (In' puldie. I In-.'
magazine is edited l»y James I'. Miller who iormerh serv
ed on the editorial staff of the ( eiittnw \ oiee. .Mr. Miller i~
a well qualified young man and we feel sure that "I’p ' wiil’
soon become one of the most popular jiieees of literatiua
The magazine Inis already attracted much attention and has
received favorable comments. It is, of a truth, a good piece1
of literature and whatever we are now reading i- no ex-:
ettse why we should not add a copy of T p" to the list I 'he j
more good literature we read, the better informed we be-:
come and the better informed we become the mma indispen- |
able we become. Mr. Miller, a citizen ol this town, is a teach
er in < ireeuwood, Miss.. High School and we congratulate
i im upon this cop\ of "L'p.” !
Former Agent Writes
Mrs. K. T. Hill Smith of kuowilh . Tenn.. a former,
t.'entmw Ifnrial Agent on the popular tireeuwood District.'
and a booster for the (entity Voice, recently wrote the j
editor and asked to be retuen bered through the columns 01
the Century Voice to all the Century burial Agents, especially
those of the (ireeuwood District with whom she worked
She said that monev worries for Century Agents could easily >
be brushed aside by just writing a few more applications.
M e appreciate the kind thoughts of Mrs. Smith and know
that our agents will be pleased to have this message ,
Makes Trip By Plane
Mr. (ieorge Frilev. of Detroit. Mich., son of Mr. t irant
ITiley', wealthy oil man of Satartia. came by plane from
Chicago, Ilk. to Jackson. Miss., en route to Satartia. lie
stopped here a due or two to sec his brother, Mr. \Y. I
I i SfCM «
Dcspitt 1 hi- handicaps :uj<' c. .titnim d shortages .a nia
terials. 1 lu- i entury IUjrial \suciation made substantial pro
st'C". during (his year. 1 >ur \gency force remained practica 1
unchanged. c:-u ■ )>t ■ a- scvcial new ag.-n am! in on- of
tw ii instances where wi had i.icii whose places would have
H’rn 'aeatit. tin leeti e Set catm t t <jur aid and grant*
lUuuii; the y ear i an nth r imieral hciim was bought,
leiiyt helling the chain to ■ en. I his funeral home and
uirial contracts a ea- iatreha-e. tin contracts former I v
nelunged to a while burial a 'oci.ation The location is a
Uriiokhavci I nis location i irdde- u- to better serve that
Mciion oi Mississippi with le-- wear oil our already over
worked funeral coaches.
h-'ery man who Marts - nil in hu-incs.-. certainlv tart
with a hope < ■ i '-iUiY»1 bill tiie: ■ o . -eeret t*« even -nece
■•'id unit- m iind wliat il i~ .md where it i>, as it relatt
to our htisiiies.-,, >ucee-s will ;v\er come. \\ nil the t entuv
i.tirial V.-.-oeiatioii, the -eeret i- a "Line of Iteietise-' i
<’M1 \ section ol the state, i Iik ■ ■ itiId i'ardK he in need .a
hun.ii protei-tt* m anywhere lee m : . without eventual *•
stumbling up. >11 a ten’ll)- lii\ xu • and not too mar
miles •■'■way . a fuller.ih h- m, iron: ■> r-,.l . rvice can b. . -
tiered when ricoo-eiry. 1; ■ ui-n - -.-i that even in tin
I’criod oi . ' -h : li: - - Mineral coach: shori
• 'P'- that e < ry nil .. ’ ,i .h ,i • chain would be out .
ser ice We do not gi: .••• - .’iv. . everv call .j^vtup:
answered, bin i • do yu: ? e call \ \*S \i \" t I >
a RIAStiN \ ! 1 i I time and ti t is .. big guarantee in time
Idle t ill l ray \gclils liave si --! unusualK steadfast ic
i!u- program i the as.-ocialioir I law 11a\ c experienced handi
cap- in attending' tlieir debits, but have managed to make
good collections and add new member' to their debits. They
have worked among tlicnwb, -s in die best harinonv an
we want the mto know that tun: part in putting the t en
tnry f’.nrial Association forcuiot in Negro burial association •
in (lie state lias Dot gone nine tiee.l and unappreciated.
A KtLtNI NhvVS BULLETIN
Because >.i the cniiiim .I V"in itv of lumber, icefeav-d
<|iiantitii--' <>i IuiuIkt cannot 1, made available to casket
mamdaclurer- to permit ;>vi •<i ic.ti<.11 in the neai ntturi- i
prewar type.- «»L caskets -in• I un I itnML>( \\ ar ]'ro tuciit.*'.'
Board official- said at tin rccv meeting of the \\ ... d (‘a.
ket 'daiuifacttirors Indu-tyv \ . -••!-. <_ oiumitL . . WAB A
M IT. representative* n p. rled ’hat the supply . ■ \\f t
ern pine i> »< • critical that st ippitig box nianutact u; era art
finding it uece-sarv to use i thcr species tor burial boxes
I hey recmnmeiKled tin; use <,t hardwood- tor thi.~ , utp' o
If the present critical lunmer -upnh nutation continue
control o\ ei the u-e "t lumbv will need to be retained n ■ ■
some time alter the defeat of i.trmam. W.VB topi c ondativ'
litis and other war coin itions make- it necc.-sarv
tis to continue l > plead with v a to adjust vour-eivc- t> . •
time ^imitation-. Non ran do a lot o help win the w
it'si being considerate and un ompUiining.
A Merry. Men;, t'hristm. s anjt'l a Happv New \ . .u is
a Century Burial Association wish for all.
Moves To St venth Street
Mr. and Mr-. I rank i tyt r who occupied ar. apartment
of the ( entuiw Burial i unc al llonu, iSjccn-fly moved to
their home on Sevenllt I'll. Icm.-e which they haw ■-•■t.it
has had extensive re pair- and interior remodeling - . ir
they are very comioctahlv s mated. Mr. Burners aAltoas ’
not liv ing in the fuuvi al lumu building, continues 1 .
;i- huneral director lor tin (.inline Burial A-- uai. n
Mens Clu b Formed
\ eluh of t vvent v one (2 ) men organired b\ V.db
Brown at Molly Bluff. Miss., ha- nude elahorau tda.us
the deer hunting season, hi tr camps with all nr. •
is|uipment. have been set up ; ltd a good road opened to
camp- \ tee of $10.70 will entitle ativ*ute who Ida- >
tvpe of sport to full tuetnhev: hip, A cordial welcome,
tended and plenty o’ fun ;yua an teed.
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