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Paper-ButA With Justice To All Better Paper And _1____J Malice Toward None p__ 3 ===' ” — - ■ ■ -,- NO. 9 ANNU CENTURY BURIAL CONVENTION SUSPENDED ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ® (*) m ® ® ;» esj AFRO-AMERICAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL DAY CELEBRATION CANCELLED President Writes ODT Whether we are being drafted, volunteering, working in jg. defense jobs, buying War Bonds, salvaging scraps, or just (being indifferent, we are in a war, the affects of which are §Pfelt by all'in every day life. p; In view of the recent ODT regulations on transportation. Dr. L. T. Miller. president of the Afro-American Sons and •f Daughters, wrote the Washington Office of Defense Trans . portation relative to the Afro-American Sons and Daugh , ters Hospital Day Celebration which was scheduled for April 1, 1945, and was informed that this meeting should be can celled. It was disappointing, yet we realize it is a minor matter when compared to the many privileges that are being given up by the men on the battle fronts. “We just can’t get that no more,” as the song says—at least we can’t get the Hospital Celebration no more until such a time as the ODT lifts the present restrictions on traveling; this means that the celebration has been indefinitely suspended. No War Restrictions On Loyalty A war can put certain bans on our activities ami yet not damp our spirits. War conditions should never present means of excuses for us to escape our duties and obligations and it makes us feel uplifted to know that the members and friends of the organization realized this fact and have most loyally supported the EXPANSION PROGRAM which was to be one of the main features on Hospital Celebration Day. The EXPANSION PROGRAM for the hospital, with a goal of $65,000, still goes on which proves that our spirits have not been killed and that we are working to keep and improve a place for our returning soldiers, that wc know all the fine and constructive things which go to make a better world must be preserved and to do this, wc must pot become di. conraged because a few of our customs must be suspended Some of the world’s greatest achievements have been wrought under the most difficult situations and within limited oppor tunities. Donations Reported For Hospital Celebration Day Associations Yazoo County Brotherhood, l<ev. J. F. Turner .$43.25 Yazoo County Land Mark Asso., Rev. M. C. Sanders 61.00 Humphreys County Asso., Rev. Jas. .A. G. Johnson 45.(X) State S. S. & B. T. L:. Congress, Rev. J. W. Garden 4045 S. S. Institute, Satartia ...-.-. 2.S. 16 Churches Antioch, Rev. A. W. McDonald.... 12.25 Beulah Grove, Rev. J. M. Ward .-. 10.25 ytiofolona, Rev. G. W. Lee ...... 15.25 Chapel Hill, Rev. M. C. Ganders -... 10.25 Calvary, Rev. A. W. Moore ......... 25.50 King Solomon ....*......... 13.10 St Peter, Rev. W. S. Stephens ._..—... 30.20 Tulane, Rev. J. P. Sanders .......... 12.3<> Fgarmont Chapel, Rev. Williams . ..... 11.00 Christian Valley, Rev. M. C. Sanders . 12.5*0 Mt. Vernon, Rev. R. C. Anderson ..-.-. 15.00 New Hope, Rev. I. C. Hazzard ..... 20.00 Mt. Vernon, Rev. R. C. Anderson ...... 25.25 ^ Holly Green, Rev. Williams ........ 21.00 St. Kmmanuel, Rev. Price..... 10.02 Lodges 1206 Eupora, Jessie Mae Thomas ... 11.25 4 Winston County, Veterine Williams .... 14.4U 208 Harper, C. S. Harper ......_. 4.00 1888 Brookhaven, M. Dixon .._... 8.30 1319 Fitzhugh, Ilasora Sisson...... 5.00 1574 Mt. Zion, Hallie Lofton ..„ __. 10.35 1740 St. Joseph, Gracie Lyles ..„._. 5.00 673 Hollandale, Rachael Lumpkins ..-. 7.00 1787 Bethel, Ida Jackson ... 5.00 497 Concord, T. F’. Stutts . 5.00 2085 Tunica County, J. S. Sanders .. 0.00 544 Lebanon, Mary Anderson . 0.00 423 Sunshine, James Smith .._._.. 1.00 1932 Erwin, Dairy M. Jones . 2.25 355 Pickens and Durant, Elijad Sutherland .. 10.00 174 Bunker Hill, Emma B. Hannon .. 7.00 41 Huddleston’s Chapel, J. L. Lee -.. 19.70 195 Evergreen, Lela Marshall .. 11.50 019 Lincoln County, Clara Maxwell . 12.15 408 Spring Hill, S. L. Ballentine . 1.60 (Continued on Page 2) -o- - . Spent Three Years Overseas —i ) M-Sgt. Willem Luse, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Luse, of (Jalhoun avenue, spent 21 days here after having returned from oversea duty where he spent more than three years, heedless to say that his parents and friends were most happ> to see him. Sergeant Luse was shown all the courtesy and > welcome while here and we know he enjoyed the rest and conlforts of home and the association of friends. k CENTURY VOICE SALESMEN Pics Barnett, Greenwood, Miss. Claude Ribbs, Yazoo City, Miss. These two men are active paper salesmen for The Cen tury Voice and both deserve much credit for the fine work they have done in their respective districts. Mr. Barnett lives in Greenwood, Mississippi and sells more than three hundred papers each month; Mr. Bibbs lives here in Yazoo City and tsells over one hundred papers each month. Both Mr. Bar nett and Mr. Bibbs say they plan to double their sales fot this month and to continue to increase the sales each monh until every one in their districts have become a reader of The Century Voice. -o Test Your /. Q. - i - 1. V'liat two weeds are being studied as possibilities for commercial crops? 2. Is caraway seed grown in the United States .J 3. What is the German name for the Moselle River, General Patton’s 3rd Army front, 4. What are Army’s M1A1 and M2-2.J 5. From what is the word Hallowe'en derived, (Continued on Page 3) Bank Of Yazoo City Jf one continues to put off one pay-day for another to start a savings account the day will never come. The Bank of Yazoo City invites your patronage and is willing to help you get started on the road to security and freedom from money worries. The fine statement of this hank is carried in this paper and we hope all om; readers will read it and be in spired to open a bank account today. FLOOD WATERS RISE The lowlands here in Yazoo county have been over flowed and water still threatens much more of the delta part of the county. Already many families have had to move out from their homes. I his condition, however, will probably soon become better if the weather continues fair, las ii now seems at press time. RETURNED Sgt. Charles L. Collins, who spent 35 month.' overseas going through three major campaign.-, in the Southwest Pacific, has returned to the C. S.. where he hopes to staw His parents, relatives and many friends are happv that he i back. He is a graduate of Yaoo High School No. 2. Yazoo tt y. and the son of Mr. and Mt*s. Dudley Collins. Routt: 1. Bentonia. Sergeant Collins is now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ___n_ I Rev. J. H. Griggs Honored The home of Prof, and Mrs. R. P. McGee on Calhoun Avenue was thrown open on Monday night, April y, for a surprise birthday party given by the Usher Board of St. Stephen Methodist Church in honor of Rev. J. II. Griggs, pastor. h very where about the house beautiful spring flowers wel comed the .many guests. In the dining room on the table, u liich was covered with a lovely lace cloth, burned tour tall I yellow and green lighted candles arranged to form center corners, in direct center of these candles was a pretty birth day cake with tiny candles. I he guests chatted merrily until the honorce was brought in. then all voices were lifted in the familiar "Happy Birth day song. After the shock of the honorce and the laughter! of the guests quieted, Mrs. Sady e I. I'homas, president of the I L sher Board, stood in the arch of the living room and in beautiful, eloquent words, praising the services Rev. < irigg has rendered, presented him the gifts; acceptance and appre ciation were said in sincere and pas-innate words b\ the pas-| tor, after which he was escorted to the dining room to light the candles on his cake. 1 he candle lighting and extingui-h ing, although emotive for the honorce. plcasantlv occupied the attention of all the guests; with this over, everybody chose his or her favorite game of checkers. C hinese checker-, bingo, quiz-bee, dart punching, etc . and had a happy good time. Generous' servings of delicious ice cream and cake were served. When the games were over and all had been served, the gifts were opened by the pre-ident, assisted by Mrs. Sarah J”. King, revealing useful articles of toiletry, handkerchiefs, socks, ties, shirts and $27.75 in cash. W e do not have space to list the names of all present, but more than 40 persons enjoyed the affair, and wished for Rev. Griggs many , many more birthday s. -—0.. Finds German Treasure Hide-Out ] lie fascinating stories of hidden treasures are not to be compared to the recent discovery made by Aineridan soldiers when they found what is said to be the Germans entire Gold Reserve and precious art treasures. Deep down into the ground, possibly 2.RX) feet, approximately $2,000,000,000 worth of gold, alone, was bagged, also there was in the salt mine, a priceless art collection. The treasure is said to have been brought from Berlin to Merkers and to have belonged to Germany before the war, however, according to labels un .some of the cases in which certain precious arts were stored, it is believed that possible some of the arts were stolen. This discovery surely must have sent a chill down Hitler’s spine, for with Germany's coffers full of gold, the picture was not altogether black. Bet’s keep in mind, the approaching War Bond Drive which is scheduled to begin in the month of |une. I he Century Burial Convention, usually held in April, lias been suspended, but it is hoped that agents and managers w ill work toward bringing up excellent reports. 1 he meeting would have been held in Greenwood, the central point for the Association. .Mr. John Edwards is the successful manager of the Greenwood District and has always entertained the convention in a first class manner. In view of the fact that this convention "ill not be held, the officials of the Century Burial Association urge the full co-operation of till agents in making the last report for this month ecpial to the usual convention reports. The Century \ oice will carry a special article and space for the leading agent and district in the convention celebration reports. file way you show yourselves in this special effort will be the evidence of your loyalty and suppor.t of the Century Burial program. Nation Mourns President jf _ A shadow passed over the nation that will no doubt re main tor many months when I‘resident Franklin D. Roose velt was stricken at the " Little W hite House" in W arm Springs, < la.. Thursday afternoon, April 12. President Roosevelt had directed the affairs of this na tion for three consecutive terms and was serving courage ously his fourth term. W hen he entered the W hite House the nation was at its lowest ebb, suffering one of the great est depressions in its history. He legislated such laws that cleared up the hardships imposed upon the people bv World War I. He was the outstanding figure in World War II; all the Allied Nations were dependent and lined up under his leadership. lie three times crossed the Atlantic to confer with other leaders about this war situation and had outwitted the Axis power, leaving them on the verge of surrender. The (’resident truly did his work well and of the many things we regret about his death, is that he could tiot live through to the end of his war, but the Hand that guides all destiny saw lit to call him to his reward. -(i Assistant For Yazoo County Work Activities of the Yazoo t'ounty Negro work being done by 1). W Lindsey, agent, and Mrs Lillie Handy, demon -trator, have developed and advanced to such a large extent that an assistant lias been employed I’at Wooden. Mr. (iood en is assistant to Mr. Lindsey and comes from the Benton vi cinity. and since organization of Negro work in the county has been active in various clubs and county projects. His exper ience and ability will do much toward helping Mr. Lind sey and Mrs. Handy expand the work and touch every home in Yazoo county. Work of this kind is one means by which our people will be lifted to higher levels of living. We should co-operate and support such programs as will be set up bv these county workers so that our county will be second to none in the state. The Delta National Bank V Some of the most important things we want in lite are an education, a home and a good bank account. A little sav ing from your daily earnings will help you realize these things. I lie Delta National Bank is a good, sate banking institution with many years service to this citv and countv. A look at the excellent statement of this bank carried in this issue, will convince you that it is prepared to take care of your business. / _ -a £i- s.i.Hl i i , AFRO SPRING FESTIVAL An excellent program has been scheduled for the Afro Spiing Festival which will he held at the W eir Junior High School, Weir, Miss. 1 he lodges in this section are alwa\ s most loyal and active and we feel sure this will he a great occasion. I he program will be under the direction of Mr. I . t. Huddleston, as master of ceremonies, and can be found in its entirety elsewhere in this issue. i —--o ( '’’caR". 111. I’tc. David (JA I.A Jones returned to the States, after spending 27 months in Xew Caledonia. Xew* tiuinea. and other places over sea. l'.n route to Camp Ihit ner. X. C.. for reassignment, he stopped over in Chicago, spending 21 days with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jones. He i^ now stationed at F'ort McClellan, Ala.