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NEWS JOURNAL DEDICATED TO THE DOCTRINE OF UNIVERSAL DEMOCRACY VOL. 16 YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, FEBRUARY, 1963 NUMBER 14 HOSPITAL DAY SUNDAY, MAY 12 $35,000 Goal Set For Building Fund Drive As you know, we are engag ed in a major financial struggle seeking to repair and improve the buildings we inherited from our forefathers and those who launched the great Afro-Ameri can Sons & Daughters fraternal order. The amount needed to complete this renovation pro gram is approximately $35,000. We have given ourselves the Grand Lodge year 1962-1963 to raise this amount by voluntary means. If each individual and each lodge and all our friends will be sincere and give assist ance to this cause we can make this a victorious effort. Several suggestions have been sent from the Home Office to as sist you in money raising pro 11 to 20 members .$100.00 21 to 50 members .$200.00 51 to 100 members ..$500.00 POLICY INCREASE AIDS HOME OFFICE The Home Office is experienc ing just a little easement as we begin to feel the effects of the 25c increase of each adult policy holder. With bills climbing sky ward and obligations mounting in every respect this 25e gave a needed boost at the proper time. Without it we womd experience untold difficulty. With it, we be lieve our way will be clear. Con tinue to collect and remit cheer fully. Afro Hospital Reopens Laundry Something new has been add ed. But it is not new in the strictest sense of the word. In reality, just beginning again. We are beginning our own Hospital Laundry Service again. We have resorted to this special service to cut down on expenses. We have found that our average laundry bill has been more than $200 per month. This month it is more than $300. By opening our own laundry it will reduce our expense and help us protect our linen. It will also give em ployment to our people. We are doing all we can to save wher ever we can for the benefit of the order. PROGRESSIVE CLUB HAS MEETING The Progressive Club met Sat urday night, Feb. 9 at 8 o’clock. This was a business meeting and all business was carried out in order. The club planned several entertainments to be given be fore closing for the summer in June. Members present were Mrs. Ann Rita Epps, Alfred* Delaware, Lillie Mae Anderson, Moselee Williams, Precious Mur ray, Johnnie Bell Anderson, Bet tie Jean Myles, Charline Mc Neal, Mrs. Johnnie Bell Ander son was the hostess and she serv ed a delicious plate luncheon with Coca-Colas. The next host ess will be Mrs. Lillie Mae An derson. Mrs. Ann Rita Epps, President Mrs. Lillie Mae Anderson, Sec. jects. There is one word I wouh like to emphasize at this time that will produce more tangible results than anything we may do. That word is G-I-V-E. Give weekly, monthly but give regu larly whatever the amount. Re mit it often. Special books have been set up to keep record oi all those who give. Will your name be on the roll? The lodges quotas are as fol lows: PLEASE ACT NOW. 1 to 10 members.$ 50.00 Some Policy Holders Due Rate Change It is imperative that every Fi nancial Secretary and Lodge President comply with this re puest. In a democratic organiza tion there are some things that are mandatory. This is a must '■'•'r the survival of our organiza tion by bringing all our juvenile members up to the adult policies when they reach the i dult age. 1 quote from the report of the examination made by Mr. Rob ert L. Ferguson, Examiner, Jan 18, 1963, to Honorable Walter Dell Davis, Insurance Commis sioner, State of Miss.: “Juvenile policyholders after passing their list birthday are receiving hos lit.ol benefits at Juvenile rates This condition has been called to the attention of the officers ir the examination reports by this Department for years and no ae tion has been taken by the so ciety.” As you can see from this report made at the end o' 1962 that we have been negligent in attending to the affairs of the organization. This is embarrass ing when we note that this mat ter has been called to our at tention in several previous re ports. It is suicide to the organi zation and showing lack of busi ness enterprise on our part. But we are requesting that this con dition be changed and changed immediately. We will be able to give some assistance from the Home Office reminding you of such juvenile policies now in force that should be increased to the adult policies. We strongly solicit your cooperation in con cection with this unfavorable condition. DO IT NOW. Upgrade your policies. HOSPITAL HAS LINEN NEEDS The most urgent need at the Afro-American Hospital is linen. Whereas, we thank you for glass es and other articles we are lay ing stress on the importance of getting more sheets and pillow cases. We are asking all Finan cial Secretaries and friends to make your donation this year sheets and plilowcases. Remem her the date, Sunday, May 12. Let us meet this request head on. 23-9-12-5-11-23 QUARTERLY PASSWORD DR. BALSLEY Yazoo Native, Mrs. Balsley, Off to Pakistan Dr. Kenneth R. Williams, pres ident of Winston-Salem Teach ers College, announced that Dr Daisy Fullilove Balsley of the English Deoartment has beer lamed a Fulbright lecturer to Pakistan for the 1962-63 school :'efr- • Jk J Dr. KiJ-rV, a member of the college faculty for more than ten years, is head of the English Department. She has been grant ed a leave of absence from her •■ampus duties for a year to ac cept the Fulbright grant. Dr. Balsley will lecture in the 'ields of English and American ’iterature at the University of Dacca in Dacca, Pakistan. Tune 17, 1963 she will report to the Orientation Center of the State Department, Washington, D. C. to undergo a period of orientation for her assignment. She will report to the U. S. Ed ucational Commission in Kara chi, Pakistan, Sept. 6, 1963. Her work will begin Sept. 8. Mrs. Balsley, a native of Ya zoo City, holds an AB degree from Fisk University, an MA degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD degree from the University of Denver. She also holds a certificate of ad vanced s'udy in language educa tion from Harvard University. Dr. Balsley’s numerous acti vities include work with the fol lowing national organizations: the American Association of Uni versity ' 'then, the Delta Sisma Theta ipWity, and the Links, Jnc. /1 During her stay in Pakistan, Mrs. Balsley will have an oppor tunity to visit other countries and to attend summer seminars. She will be expected to do commun ity work in Paklstau, too. This includes public lectures, field trips, seminars and conferences. T am overjoyed and over whelmed by this honor,” Mrs. Balsley said. “It makes me even happie to know'that I can take my dr ^.liters w.th me.” Two of Dr. Paisley’s daughters will attend school in Pakistan. Daphne, an honor student at Fisk Unive-sit- in Nashville, Tenn., will a',tend the University of Dacca where her mother will teach. Margaret, an honor stu Hospital Day Celebration Announced For May 12 This announcement might come somewhat as a shocker iO you. For many years we have celebrated Hospital Day on the 5th Sunday in March or the first Sunday in April. We have looked forward to these days with keen anxiety. But upon the advice of air Medical Director, Dr. C. A. Walwyn and the Hospital Ad visory Committee, this year we will celebrate our Hospital Day an the National Hospital Day which is May 12th. We feel that the added publicity given to Na tional Hospital day through the medium of radio, television, lewspaper and all other public announcements, will make our meeting a bigger and better affair. Therefore, to capitalize on the above publicity we are dent at Bishop McGuinness High School in Winston-Salem, will at tend high school in Dacca. Both young women are excited about spending the year away from home. Texas Tigers Give Braves First Defeat Itta Bena, Miss.—Having de feated the Alcorn College Braves, Rust College Tigers and regis tered an 80-77 victory over the Paul Quinn at Eupora, Jan. 30, the Delta Devils were stunned when the “five” from Waco, Texas, handed them their first defeat at home since the Jack son State Tigers game, Jan. 16. The Tigers from Texas took the lead in the first few sec onds of play. It was a see-saw duel throughout the first half with Paul Quinn leading at the end of the first eriod—40-39. The second period saw the Devils in front many times as they had done during the first period. Dodd was very good on rebounds, Charles Smith, Gray, Roberson did good offensive play and two substitutes, Underwood and Richard Smith, gave a splen did account of themselves. The battle ended 83-80, with Paul Quinn out in front. It was close and breath-taking until the final whistle. changing our day from the fifth Sunday in March to the second Sunday in May, which will be May 12. Remember, our television will be given away on this day. We hope that the weather fo rthis oc casion will be more favorable than the weather we usually have in March. This will be our last state meeting before the Grand Lodge. We hope that your lodge will have representation at this meeting as several mat ters affecting the organization will be presented at this meeting. Jackson Gets Ph.D in History Broadus B. Jackson, a mem ber of the Jackson State College Social Science Department, pass ed the final examination for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History Dec. 20. The degree will be officially conferred by the School of Arts and Sciences, In diana University, during the •Tunc 1963, comencey.ent exer- < vises. The title of fas disserta tion is: “The History of Public Health Administration in Ken tucky, 1920-40.” Mr. Jackson received the AB degree in History from Fisk Uni versity, Nashville, Tenn., and the MA degree from Indiana Uni versity. During his stay at Indiana Uni versity campus, Mr. Jackson be came an active member in Phi Alpha Theta, National Honor So ciety in History. The require ments for admittance were: a formal invitation from the presi dent of the local chapter, and an overall 2.5 or better graduate school average. This history professor, who is the most recent Jackson State College faculty member to re ceive the PhD Degree, was bom and reared in Harlan County, Ky. He and Mrs. Jackson are the parents of one child, a daugh ter. A TV set will be given away by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Afro-American Sons & Daugh ters, Sunday, May 12, 1963. Do nation 50c. Help this worthy cause. Women's Auxiliary Met Past January 27th The Women’s Auxiliary met at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 27, with Mrs. Bea trice Huddleston, president, pre siding. We were experiencing unusu al weather at this time but the attendance was good. The speak er, Mrs. Dorothy Claiborne, was exceptionally good. The spirit ran high. All officers were re elected at this meeting to serve for another year. The television that was to be given away on this day was post poned until Hospital Day, May 12. The total representation will be noted elsewhere. If your lodge did not send in its donation please do so at an early date. The Auxiliary has accepted a worthwhile project for the bene fit of all Afros. Therefore, we urge you to send in your dona tion as soon as possible.