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WEEK ENDING SATURDAY. JANUARY 4, 1958
Happy Khmer New Year.
“ALUMNI LOUNGE” POPULAR Graduates of North Caro
tin* College's classes of 1942 and 1947 returned, to NCC recently to
find a specialty equipped “Alumni Lounge" thoughtfully provided
by students and college officials as part of the Homecoming pro
gram. Seated left to right, alumni and some of their NCC teachers
are Mrs. Martha G. Dalton, Statesville; Mrs. Louise M. Jenkins.
Wilson: Mrs. Bertha B. Lee, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Ruth A. Smith,
Rocky Mount; Mrs. Margaret P. Purvis, Durham; Mrs. Margaret
Hawley, Durham; and Mrs. Julia, W. Harris, professor of English,
Mahalia Jackson Co aid Be Rich,
But Prefers Moderate Comforts
Mahalia Jackson, the renowned
gospel singer, who is heard in Pa
ramount’s "St. Louis Blues" (of
all unlikely graces), easily could
be one of the richest entertainers
in the world, but she prefers the
Happy Khmer New Year.
May hope and ambition fill your heart , . .
may you find, in abundance, the strength to
translate hope into effort ... and may your
every effort be crowned with lasting success.
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Status and moderate comforts that
comp from singing "God’s music."
Miss Jaeksn’s immense repertoire
is uniuqe in that it v confined
to spiritual songs and hymns ot
which she sings several in “St.
Durham. Standing, 1 to r: Prof. James T. Taylor, psychology; Rich
ard Barfield, Zebulon; Lee W. Smith, Durham, foreground, B. T.
McMillan, national alumni reunion chairman, Durham; Sylvester
Carter, Springfield, III.; Dr. 11. E. Wright, prof, of psychology; Dr
Eugene Kilgore. Johnson City. Tenn.; Edward Lloyd, Washington
1». (’.; Robert Hines, Rorky Mount, and Henry Burnette, Greens
; Louis Blue-." the dramatized life
; story of composer W. C. Kandy,
| who wrote sacred music as well as
i jazz tunes.
In a discussion of hymns and
syncopated melodies, Miss
Jackson said her attitude to
ward jazz and the blurs is re
spectful hut that she intends (o
remain firm in her devotion to
The gospel specialist reiterated
her stand while surrounded on the
Hollywood sound stage by a vir
tual regiment of world famous
blues singers, including Nat King
Cole, Earths Kitt, Cab Calloway,
Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey,
not to discount such, first rate jazz
instrumentalists as Barney Bigard,
Teddy Buckner, Red Callender, Lee
Young and George Washington, all
of them heating up for the next
cene in a Beale Street saloon with
Ella Fitzgerald singing. Singing
what else but “Beale Street Blues.”
But the Jackson lady just relaxed
there, rotund and beaming amid a
saturnalia of sound not the least
bit disturbed as long as they didn’t
ask her to join up.
The blues have long been a fa
miliar idiom to her. but she feels
"spiritually obliged to reject them"
as something not for her.
"When I was a girl.” she related.
"I washed dishes, scrubbed floors,
and bent over washtubs just to
keep mv family alive while I de
voted myself to gospel singing for
small pieces of silver that came
out of collection boxes in .churches.
I knew the blues, but while they
SERVE FAMILY FOOD FAV
ORITES Good seasoning is Un
reason for many food favorites.
Try these: bay leaf and cloves in
the water to boil smoked ham, gar
lic rubbed on salad bowl or garlic
butter on heated French bread,
sliced onions and celery on top of
pot roast, or ’a little horseradish in
Seasonings cost little yet make
treats of plain foods. When food is
well-seasoned there is less need for
expensive extras as olives, pickles,
Desserts are a pleasant fin
ish to the meal and simple
ones are not extravagant when
they give important food va
lue, such as all kinds of fruit,
especially those in season; ice
cream served in a variety of
ways; puddings, pies, cakes
and cookies, using milk, eggs,
Biscuits muffins. Johnny cake,
homemade rolls, coffee cake —ev-
ery family has its homemade fav
orites in baked foods. They are in
expensive ways to dress up econ
LAUNDERING NYLONS Ma
chine washing and bleaching is r*
-’ornmended when possible as the
most effective way to launder
white nylon. Why not do an ex
periment for proof testing?
Xn drip drying, he sure to
hang garments on non-stain
ing hanger. For best resuits,
ferments should be removed
from machine while Just
slightly damp and hung on
non-staining hanger. Never
leave nvlons in the machine
dryer after the drying time is
If touch-up ironing is desired,
set the iron on rayon setting.
There are excellent bleaches
and detergents on the market now.
Read carefully the labels for good
rriay sound joyful and carefree to
some people, I think there's des
pair in tilt; blues.
“I sang God's music because
it ga-'e me hope. I still need the
hope md happiness God's mus
ic hangs. I find IS a personal
triumph over every handicap,
: solution to every problem
* a path to peace,”
rn in New Orleans, a elta
of jazz, Miss Jackson has
b< singing “God's music” on
concert stages throughout the
w rid during most of her adult
Although she has received count
less offers based on the evidence
that rs is the “greatest jazz
voice ice the incomparable Bes
sie Smith.” she steadfastly declines
In sing blues or syncopated melo
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API HA S FOUNDERS DAY PRINCIPAL When the Beta Epsi
ji Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity celebrated the frater-
Jy's annual Founders Day last week, Dr. Walter M. Brown, di
-1 etor of placement at North Carolina College, delivered the main
: «;hys He chats with John W. Mack, Darlington, S. C., student
j president of the chapter at A&T College, Greensboro.
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Open To Negroes:
By Staff Writer i
Medical Services In Armed Forces |
Tt&o Colored Farmers Set
Examples In RD Program
WASHINGTON, D. C. Two
colored farmers of Pulaski Coun
ty, 111., have set outstanding exam
ples in farming and home improve
ment under the Rural Develop
ment Program, reports the College
of Agriculture of the University of
The two farmers, Floyd Pryor
and Austin Robinson, have conver
ted cutover timber land into high
ly piroductive grain, vegetable,
and livestock farms
When the Illinois Extension
Service Advisory Committee
concerned with rural develop
ment visited Pulask i County
recently following a meeting
in Cairo, the members were
taken on a tour of the Pryor
and Robinson farms where
! they observed steps these two
farmers are taking to increase
Pulaski and adojining Alexander
County are among the 88 counties
and trade areas in 30 States which
up to now have been selected to
sqrve as pilot areas in the Rural
This program is designed to help
i'arm families and communities
make better use of their resources.
| ■ amities are encouraged to sit
rr> wr> nrd take a look at their to
i lal situation—their assets and lia
Cut In Costs
A 80 percent cut in administra
tive costs during the last 10 years,
totaling more than a quarter cf a
billion dollars, was reported by
VA said the reduction amounts to
$252.132.000-from $410,043,000 in fis
cal 1947 to $186,911,000 in fiscal 1957.
Involved in the reduction, ac
cording to VA, are sharp drops in
the number of administrative of
fices and personnel.
Administrative offices have been
cut from 1.127 to 345 and adminis
trative personnel, from 112,000 to
28,000 over the 10-year period, VA
VA ascribed the reduction to
several factors, including re
duced work-loads, expiration
of programs, mechanization of
greater experience and pro
ductivity of employees, and
lower Congressional appropri
At the end of World War 11, VA
had to expand in all directions as
quickly as possible to handle the
avalanche of applications for bene
fits that resulted from the greatest
mass demobilization of armed for
ces in the history o* the nation.
Since then, VA said, the work
load has receded to its current
level, requiring fewer administra
tive offices and considerably less
lit Thee, O Lord, do I put
my trust: let me never 1* put
to con fusion,,-—(Psalm 71, 1.)
Those who put their trust
In God, completely and with
out reservation who say
“Thy will, not mine, he done”
in wondrous faith, shall ever
more be calm and strong, free
from doubt and confusion.
i Last week we called attention to
| the fact that opportunities wen
bilities —and then, with the assist
ance of the rural development a
gents, to plan courses of action.
Sometimes this entails obtaining
part-time or full-time off-farm
work; in other instances it calls
for new cropping programs and
improved farming methods.
Mr. Pryor and Mr. Robinson, for
example, decided to ask their Soil
Conservation District to provide
them with technical .assistance in
mapping their land to determine
the best treatment and use for ev
They decided also to have soil
tests made of at least part of their
farms so that they wouid know the
proper quantity and mixture of
fertilizer to apply in order to get
the best yields.
Other actions taken by Mr.
Pryor and Mr. Robinson In
cluded using new crop varie
ties. applying insecticides more
effectively, and constructing
ponds for fishing and for wat
ering their livestock.
Also Mr. Pryor has built a new
home, and Mr. Robinson has re
paired his home. They told the vi
siting committee that things are
now beginning to look up.
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open to Negro young wontea in
the Armed Forces medical services
—nursing, dietetics, physical ther
apy, and occupational therapy.
Nursing was discussed.
DIETITIANS in the Armed For
ces can expect to progress through
a wide variety of interesting as
signments in hospitals in the U, S.
PHYSICAL THERAPY of
fers opportunities in military
and naval hospitals located in
the Slates and overseas. T1
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For good news, jost dial SOUTH’ Yob’S
get a ringing report of bustling cities, busy
new industries, a revitalized agriculture—-aS
adding up to unprecedented progress and
And strides in communications to match!
Southern Bel! alone is spending over a mil
lion dollars every working day to expand
telephone service in the growing South. Dixie
leads the nation in number of telephones
added in rural areas.
We’re glad to have a hand in the South's
forward march, for we blow what the tele
phone means to it ail.
Southern E3©ll -J?
main job Is that of helping in
jured men who have become
incapacitated while serving
their country, to learu to walk
or use their nanus again ,to re
gain confidence in themselves
and lead a normal life.
in the Armed Services ars botj
medical speicalists and teachert
Their students are patients, mot,
of whom have become disable!
while in milltaiy service. By usln(
and teaching a variety of creative
:nd manual activities .the occu’
national therapist heips to speeeil
these patients toward recovery,
and rehabiliate them Into useful
and self-confident citizens.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Up ’ these careers, writ* th*
Services Branch of tha
' ’ "res, Washington, D. C.