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The Century Voice
$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
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
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 $300. By opening
our own laundry it will reduce
our expense and help us protect
our linen. It will also give em
ployment to our people. We are
doing all we can to save wher
ever we can for the benefit of
the order.
The Progressive Club met Sat
urday night, Feb. 9 at 8 o’clock.
This was a business meeting and
all business was carried out in
order. The club planned several
entertainments to be given be
fore closing for the summer in
June. Members present were
Mrs. Ann Rita Epps, Alfred*
Delaware, Lillie Mae Anderson,
Moselee Williams, Precious Mur
ray, Johnnie Bell Anderson, Bet
tie Jean Myles, Charline Mc
Neal, Mrs. Johnnie Bell Ander
son was the hostess and she serv
ed a delicious plate luncheon
with Coca-Colas. The next host
ess will be Mrs. Lillie Mae An
Mrs. Ann Rita Epps, President
Mrs. Lillie Mae Anderson, Sec.
jects. There is one word I wouh
like to emphasize at this time
that will produce more tangible
results than anything we may do.
That word is G-I-V-E. Give
weekly, monthly but give regu
larly whatever the amount. Re
mit it often. Special books have
been set up to keep record oi
all those who give. Will your
name be on the roll?
The lodges quotas are as fol
1 to 10 members.$ 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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