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NEWS JOURNAL DEDICATED TO THE DOCTRINE OF UNIVERSAL DEMOCRACY Volume 13 YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, NOVEMBER, 1956 NUMBER 20 Mf. Vemon's Men Raise More Than $600 On Men's Day The men of Mt. Vernon Bap tist Church came close to their financial objective Sunday, Oc tober 28 when they observed Men’s Day at their church. Twnety captains led the drive to over $600.00; those who re ported their quota and above were: Ross Sims, I. C. Steward, nery Espy, Austin Taylor, T. J. Huddleston, Jr. and T. M. Taylor. The rest of captains al so made good reports, they were: A. J. Peyton, Norman Haymer, Willie Henderson, Tim othy Crudup, D. Clay, C. E. Gal loway, Joe Everette, Arthur Brown, Gus Battle, Robert Wal ker, P. W. Berry, Fred Lee Triplett, Willie James Reed and William Walker. Members of the finance committee were, Henry Harris, I. C. Steward, Jim Lear, J. W. Williams and Austin Taylor. Following a very spiritual morning service in which the pastor, Rev. W. L. Moore preached on the subject “Church Pillars,” the Men’s Day program featured an all male chorus under the direction of Mr. Joseph G. Williams; a special group of male singers from Bentonia; several other male groups from the county and a speaker, who was Henry W. Espy. mr. r^spy uruugiu a guuu anu timely message on “Growth Through Stewardship.” He claimed the attention of his audience immediately by asking two thought provoking ques tions, “Who am I” and “What is my responsibility” All along Mr. Espy pointed out how im portant it is that one should at all times and in all places do his or her best, as one’s best is all that can be required of him. The men made it truly a great day at Mt. Vernon from every angle and the whole church and friends who witness ed the program were happy ov er their accomplishments. County Agents Express Thanks The Negro County Agent, As sistant County Agent and Home Demonstration Agent of Yazoo County, express their thanks to all of the farmers and County Club women who helped make the Yazoo County Negro fair a success. The quality of the products that were exhibited were of high value to all concerned. Booth winners were as follows: 'FIRST PLACE BOOTH: Mrs. Pearlie Henderson of Satartia. Mrs. Henderson’s booth was en titled “Better Living Through Balanced Home Planning.” SE COND PLACE BOOTH: Benton Home Demonstration Club. THIRD PLACE BOOTH: Par ker Home Demonstration Club. This exhibit was on Soy-beans and its by-products. All of the booths and exhibits were well arranged and very attractive. The Yazoo City Training School also had a very good booth on “Health.” Again our thanks to you. D. B. Burnette, Elzee Miller Lillie S. Handy gMUmki, * Hum ? •».» **■• .»•> »:•>:•» « wmhmvk w:. waiHr .,jwpl j:^■■•■■.*>•■>:•: swwwmw— Pictured here are the men and women who worked to help make Yazoo City’s United Givers Drive a success. General chairman of this group was J. L. Palmer, principal of Yazoo City Training School. In order to reach the quota given him, Mr. Palmer appointed six others to head various groups in the organized campaign, they were: Mrs. Lucile Steward over the geo graphical group; Mrs. Henrene Carter, the schools; Mrs. Willeva Lindsey, the clubs; Mr. Hubert Owens, the organizations; Dr. R. W. Harrison, Jr., special gifts and Rev. A. L. Johnson, the churches. All smiles because 123 per cent of their quota was reach ed are, sitting left to right: Mrs. Lucile Steward, R. W. Harrison, Jr., Mrs. R. W. Harrison, Jr., J. L. Palmer and A. L. John son. Standing left to right: Mrs. Willeva Lindsey. Earnestine Owens, Elzce Miller, Herbert Scott, Mrs. Minnie M. Wallace and Mrs. Henrene Carter. Dr. C. S. Johnson Dies Here Of Heart Attack les S. Johnson, president oi Fisk University, died here of a heart attack Saturday night. The internationally known ed ucator, sociologist and author was stricken in Union Station and pronounced dead on arrival at Louisville’s Genral Hospital. Dr. Johnson, who was 63, had left the train to purchase a newspaper and was returning to his car when he collapsed. He was en route to New York City from Nashville, Tenn., to attend a meeting of the Fisk trustee board. Members of the family said he was in apparent good health when he left Nashville. He had no previous history of heart trouble. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Fisk Univer sity Chapel, in Nashville, with the Rev. William J. Faulkner of Chicago, former dean of the chapel at the university. Dr Thomas Isa Jones, former Fisk president, Dr. Fred L Brownlee, former provost, and Dr. William Lloyd Imes, chapel dean, officiating. Dr. Johnson was elected presi dent of Fisk University in 1946, the first Negro to serve the not ed institution in that capacity. He had been associated with Fisk since 1928 as director of the Social Science Department and Professor of Sociology. As president of Fisk, Dr. Johnson brought the university to a position of national and in ternational eminence. -This was his central interest in life. He was the author of 18 books and more than 70 articles. Many books and articles have also been written about him. Dr. Johnson served his nation in many capacities. He was a member of the internations 1 commission of the Leage of Na forced labor in Liberia. After * Hospital Gets 'Beauty Care' Of note at the Afro-American Sons and Daughters hospital is the “beauty treatment” which the “Interior of" UuTr*,>£pnai /ti>? only gives a “lift’ to the ap pearance of the hospital, but al so to everyone who lias reasons to enter there. This good beauty treatment is just what the hos pital needed to keep it in line with some of the many other progressive moves being made to bring it up to present day requirements. Also, the interior at the Afro American Sons and Daughters office building on Commercial Street, has been repainted. We are sure the employees at the Afro office as well as the Afro hospital, are enjoying the fresh ness of their surroundings. tions to investigate slavery and World War II, he was appointed to the commission charged with reorganizing the educational system of Japan along demo cratic lines. He was American delegate to the United Nations ducational, Scientific and Cul tural Organization, and last year was elected president ol the UNESCO conference on race and race relation-.. He also serv ed on several presidential com missions. He was also a director ot the Julius Eosenwalrl Fund, a past president of the Southern Socio logical Society, a member of the executive committee of the American Sociological Society, to name but a few of the many posts of high responsibility which he held. President Johnson was award ed honorary doctorates by Vir ginia Union University, his al ma mater, Howard University, Harvard University, the Univer si y of Glasgow, cotl.'nd, and Lincoln University of Pennsyl vania. He is survived by Marie An tt netti Burgette Johr son, his wife, three sons, one i augtter, tl 'ee sisters and five grand cl ildren. IN MEMORIAM— CHURCHILL—Ethel Churchhill In loving memory of our wife and mother who passed away two years ago, October 31, 1954. They who think you are gone Because no more your face A < the} ... ' Are wrong—for in our hearts you live, And always will, in memory. Husband, Daughters, and Sisters Fair Is Big Success All things, good or bad, must come to an end some where at some time—so, the 1956 Yazoo County Fair which we have been writing about and talking abou , is all over and a new leaf has been turned. The lair Association has no complaints or grumbles—every body had a grand time. The weather was fair and warm each day and night, except on Saturday, the last night; but even then, despite the rain, the show rolled on until late into the night. It was an unusual thing, many who had come before the rain were optimistic enough to wait for the rain to stop; they found shelter about the grounds and had plenty fun doing so. On the other hand, a great number came through the gates after the rain had stopped. It is thought by many of the fail leaders that if it had not rained, there would have been a record breaking crowd for that Satur day night. i ne exiuuiiurs mis yeai uc serve much credit for the show ing they made. In this day and time when our manner of liv ing has become so “streamlin ed” it is a wonder that we find persons who still get pleasure out of doing things with their hands. The “machines” and “buttons” have the day, even in the rural homes. It was grati fying to note that notwithstand ing the preservation of foods the “deep-fr_zc” way, there were plen'y of canned products. Both the women’s division and the agricultural division proved that there are those who still! live “on” and “from” farms I Dunbar Club Has First Fall Meeting The Paul Lawrence Dunbar iiuid lio iitSt, meeiuig, at ter the summer vacation, in the home of Mrs. Minnie Small, Bentonia neighborhood. T h e club members always find it a pleasure to gather in this home because of the beautiful sur roundings and the general air of tranquillity. According to the president and many others, this was an unusual meeting from several pleasant angles; of par ticular note were the enthusi asm and devotion shown in re suming the activities of the club. This was, of necessity, a busi ness meeting in chieh many im portant matters, both state and national, had to be discussed and acted upon. The club was delighted with the report of the National meeting in Miami, Vlorida as given by Mrs. Naomi Johnson and of the Sixth trict meeting at Prentiss Insti tute, Prentiss, as given by Mrs. Mark Ball. Besides Mrs. Ball, this District meeting was attend ed by Mrs. Miller and Miss Vi ola Crawford of Miami, Flori da who was visiting Mrs. Mil ler. Vacation experiences given by members, a usual custom at the first meeting, were left off due to the main business matters discussed. Of much interest to the club was the Essay Contest to be held at the state meeting of the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs in their annual session at Grenada on October 27. The contest is spon sored by this State Federation of Clubs and is open to any high school girl. There are three prizes offered, first $100.00; sec ond $75.00 and third $50.00. After the business, the hos tess was assisted during the social hour by Mrs. Tannic Mc Kinney and Mrs. Louise Polk Mrs. Emma B. Miller is the president.