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FIRST IN NEWS.• . ‘ THE MOUTHMECB of the! pmoKi \ St ■ VOLUME 6 NUfeER 23 531 JOINED LOCAL BRANCH HERE W. P. J. PRE-SCHOOL OPENS MONDAY AT VALLEY St. CENTER . . —l— Recreational center leyf Street for children under school age fan opened recently with anxloue tots enrolled. Mothers are finding this Insti tution a <ifeat help to them in that can bring or send their children -jjhere for the morning hours wrthLthe satisfaction that they a N'W,gi]Jn careful guidance in a healthful environ- ment Well trained leader ship. Ip thifti. pre-school group, the child leai nb to adjust himself so cially, to lyrm correct habits, to rely upon ’his own resources as much as possible, and to develop his own. and initiative. Free-'mHk is •, served > x children Tor thdir mid-mxwning luncff are bought by the have themselv6s_4nto a < Thus while■ served a fuFT* gSren* a very IT ie necessary to the growing child. Besides the donation of milk, the pre-school center has been given ten dollars worth of edu cational blocks by the St. Mary’s Guild (white). This donatidta was made possible through the In fluence of Mrs. L. B. McCracken, treasurer of the Community Recre ation and Social Service League. This milk is given through the interest of The Southern News. • The openlug of the center was delayed this year because a large upstairs was being remodeled and redecorated especially, for small children. While this is the sec ond term the unit has been con ducted, this is the first time there has been Special Cor respondents Over North and South Carolina ,<§> o utl) e tn J® c 5. . ATTEND SHOW More than 500 Ninth Regiment soldiers registered vociferous ap preciation for the abridged edition of the ’’Happy-Go-Lucky" show which played at the Ninth Regi ment Service Club at 4:30 Tues day afternoon. Biggest punch of the show was provided by the drum-capers of Jack Powell, whose deafening bar rage w-ith sundry percussion in struments almost drowned out the applause of his hearers. Clarence JStroud, as Master of Ceremonies, | Ttepriip an' agile patter with oc casional jarring -interruptions by kitty - Jhe were •Avell received. Master . Sgt. Ben “McKenny and.itw -plinth Megiment band supplied the music. Lt. Col. Chas. H. Henry, Com manding Officer of the Ninth, gave Christmas greetings to the! catt and audience, and after the! show entertained the cast and of- ' fleers of the regiment at the Of ficers' Mess Hall. Credit for bringing the Happy- Go-Lucky show to the Ninth Regi ment goes to Lt. Col. Henry, the Commanding Officer ,and Lt. John S. Bolger. Penile Relations.. Of ficer for the Ninth Regiment., TUSKEGEE FACULTY TO I BUY DEFENSE BONDS I ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1942 Plan, Camp Show Entertainment . 'r- J® I Wur-J I ’ 1 i *: ./w ••• ..a - 1 I B Jll w KI ■ \ . o - tnSHETB ■ * Participation of Negro entertainers in the nation-wide program of Camp Shows, Inc., new affiliate of the United Service Organizations, is being arranged by the group above. Seated, left to right, are Noble Sissle, famous orchestra leader and member of the board of directors of Camp Shows; Eddie Dowling president, and Lawrence Phillips, executive vice-president. Standing behind them, left to right, are Channing H. Tobias, national Y. M. C. A. leader and member of the Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, and Hubert T. Delany, member of the USO Board of directors. Mr. Sissle, who was named to the Camp Shows board at the request of the USO’s Negro service committee, has been asked by Mr. Dowling to organize immediately a unit as one of the theatrical projects which will tour the country, presenting entertainment for men in the armed forces. c j Campbell And Wee Paid MBriW Agriculture Dept. thanks of the entire department to these men and pledged full cooperation in continuing the work. 4 Director Wilson, in his address, expressed the deep appreciation of extension service for the fine work which Mr. Pierce and Mr. Campbell have been able to ac complish during their 35 years of service. He said that few men in [ Extension could look back over a finer record of achievement. Labeling Campbell and Pierce as "two great Americans," Doctor Smith paid tribute to the men. In response Mr. Campbell review ed the work which is being done and emphasized the importance of improved recreational facilities for boys and girls in the rural (Continued on back page) F .- bion office and short ’ , . L. Chambers, and L . Bailey, of the Exten- BLce Review staff. The as concluded by Mr. Mr. Pierce who resume of their gHH-i-s to Mr. I 'ampbi .1 \ - fc ■ 1 111 t > |BBM '.'.'Jiciltiol! i I’ is I'.rti: > ! budg.-t fir tii in j.i.ui.H l H in 'i\ . : ■PPERT BEER IN BRITISH WEST INDIES I ■ mMBL ’ I ■-st > his departure for Trinidad where he will establish . plans and policies with his new associates. Left Ellis A. Williams; Harry M. Birsner, General Sales and Cecil Cooke, former U. S. Intercollegiate of the Ruppert Brewery. Tvr Weir Appointed Chief Os A.S.D.A. Administrative Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard announced this week the promotion of Mtaymond J. Weir to the position of chief, Ad ministrative Services Division in the Office of Plant and opera tions. Mr. Weir, who has already assumed his new duties, succeeds William T. Wolfrey, Jr., white, who has been elevated to the post of assistant to the chief of the Office of Plant and Operations. Entering the service of the De partment in 1910, Mr. Weir is the first Negro to serve as chief of an administrative division. Prior to his recent elevation he was chief of the Budget Section of the Office of Plant and Op erations. The administrative serv ice division operates as the busi ness management organization for the Office of the Secretary. Its functions involve the preparation of budget estimates and justifi cations, budgetary control of ap propriations, the processing of resolutions and the maintenance of pertinent records. Mr. Weir's staff includes persons of both races. During the 31 years that Mr. Weir has been connected with the department he has served as clerk-stenographer in the Bureau of Plant Industry, stenographer in the Office of the Secretary and for three years he held a special detail in the field. For the last several years his work has dealt latgely with fiscal matters and he' is -said io haveP'-developed a understanding of such and a thm-oughj knowledge of th« intricate problems of tivo work. “These experiences eminently S- - "i RAYMOND J. WEIR fit him for his new position/’ the secretary said. Mr. Weir, a native of Chicago, is a graduate of the Chicago Met ropolitan Business college. Hs is the father of three children—two sons and a daughter. His eldest son. Charles Edward, is working on his Ph. D in physical chem istry at the California Institute of Technology. He is expected to complete his work there in June.) WILLIAM WILLLS IS KILLED BY TRAIN Mr. William Willis, the son of Mrs. Willis, 113 Cherry- Street, was killed by a train New Year’s Eve. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Allen Funeral Home chapel. NAACP ASKS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS FOR HERO NEW YORK Declaring that the heroism of the colored mess attendant who manned a machine gun against Japanese planes at Pearl Harbor merits special at tention, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People submitted to President Roosevelt last week a suggestion that the attendant be given the distinguished service cross "or some other official recognition." The NAACP pointed out that his heroism is especially note worthy- in view of the fact that Negro volunteers are accepted on ly ae mess attendants by the U. S. Navy and given no training as gunners or anything else. The account of the colored THE LEADING NEGRO NEWSPAPER OF THE TWO CAROLINAS PRICE FIVE CENTS COPY The local branch of the N. A. A. C. P. has closed its member ship drive under the direction of of Rev. H. H. Humphreys as chairman. 531 members joined the association. All members are ask ed to be present at the regular meeting Sunday at the Allen Fun eral Home, 350 Southside avenue. Mrs. J. H. Michael, president of the association, states that the ssoeiation plans a large program foi the year 1942. N AA C P HELD ELECTION LAST MONDAY NIGHT N. A. A. C. P. held its annual election Monday night at its reg ular meeting place. Mrs. L. B. Michael was re-elected president: Mr. Ira Angel was ejected vice president; Mrs. Lenora Reid, sec- Reid is also presi derft or the Asheville and Bun combe County aaachere Associa tion. Mr. WillHßi Strickland is chairman of the Executive Com mittee. CHILDREN ADVISED TO BE CAREFUL WITH AIR RIFLES, SKATE, ETC. e Tne police department has ask ed parents of youngsters to whom Santa brought B. B. guns to cau tion their children to be careful in the use of the rifles. It ie natural, pblice officials •stated.,- tifese days the Soys want to ~preb . soldier, but pointed out that carei£gs£ r wan ton use of the guns cß|B|Bk i serious pe-sonai Injury . Recently police have j‘i rifles, and even blow several boys, both white ored, who selected as targets ob jects for wnich the guns are not intended. This week a window of a local drug store was shattered by B. B. shots, It was reported, and a pane of an ice station was punctured by> air bullets. In recent weeks some boys were found shooting at and damaging a street light. What might have proved more serious was an injury inflicted this week on the forehead of a passerby. Had the hit been ait inch lower, the loss of an eye might have resulted. Children are also cautioned to be careful with skates and bi cycles. It is pointed out that the most dangerous period is the first two months after Christmas, es pecially with those just learning to ride and skate. Let This Be Your . . . No. 1 Resolution (or 1942 fHelp DeFeat the Aggressors by put ting your savings— regularly—in U. S. Defense Bonds and Stamps. Get Your Share of — U. S. Defense BONDS-STAMPS t man’s heroism first appeared in i an official report which directly quoted a commanding naval of ficer. The report did not name the man, nor did it saw whether he survived or went down with the ship. If he did not survive, the NAACP has suggested that honors be accorded him post humously. Because of the Navy’s Jim Crow policy, the NAACP said this vol unteer and other Negroes "ko Into situations of extreme danger in a far more vulnerable manner be cause they have been denied the opportunity to learn how to op erate guns and other weapons of I defense and offense."