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1943 "Colored Notes" Paris Daily Enterprise
Contributed by Mary Hatton, Transcribed by Lora Washington


Tuesday, January 5, 1943
 
George Wendell Scott spent the Christmas and New Year’s holiday with his grandmother and auntie. He returned to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday.
 
Dan Hughes of Dayton, O. has arrived home for a few days’ visit with his family in Little Rock, Ky.
 
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Spencer of Little Rock, Ky. were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Botts of Paris last Wednesday evening.
 
Cpl. Matthew Brooks and Pvt. Eddie Doyle have arrived safely at their ports after an enjoyable holiday with their relatives and friends. Cpl. Brooks is stationed at Meridian, Miss. And Pvt. Doyle is at Tuscan, Arizona.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Greene and little daughter, also Mr. and Mrs. John W. Spencer of Little Rock, Ky. were visitors in Maysville, Ky., Sunday.
 
Miss Talitha T. Howard, home economics teacher in John G. Fee High School in Maysville, Ky., passed through Paris Sunday returning from here home in Lexington where she spent the Christmas holidays with her parents.
 
Herbert Summers, national defense student worker at Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky., spent the holidays with his family in Carlisle, Ky.
 
A family reunion was held at the residence of Miss Pattie Buckner, Sunday, Jan. 3rd, Brentsville, Ky. Thirty-five guests were present and enjoyed the hospitality. An excellent dinner was served.
 
The No. 1 Stewardess Board of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church met at the home of Mrs. Wm. Porter, Sunday, Jan 4. Mrs. Wm Porter, president.
 
Miss Sallie Martin and Miss Lillian Bradley recently spent an enjoyable day in Cynthiana, Ky., with relatives.
 
Rev. I. V. Foster, pastor of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. of Millersburg., preached at the morning and night services.
 
Sunday, Jan. 10, the presiding elder of the Lexington district, will be at Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, KY
 
Mrs. Bessie M. Daniels and two of her children let Monday morning for Hamilton, O. to be the guest of her daughter.
 
Miss Jessie G. Fields and her mother were recently called to Covington, Ky., to attend the funeral of Miss Jessie G. Fields’ grandmother, Mrs. Nan Fields. They have returned to their home in Paris, Ky.
 
The following people attended the funeral of Mrs. Nannie Fields at the Robbins Street Christian Church, Covington, Ky. last week: Mrs. Amanda Helemn, Geo. Fields, Miss Hazel Shirley and Mrs. Winnie Mack.
 
Mrs. Clarine Polk of Millersburg, Ky., was a visitor at Paris Western School Monday. Mrs. Polk is an adult education teacher.
 
William Turner, a retired post-office employee from Chicago, Ill., is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Mattie F. Whaley, on West Seventh Street.

Wednesday, January 6, 1943
Colored Notes
 
Mrs. Delphia Holmes on the Clintonville pike spent New Year’s Day with her daughter, Mrs. Sara Wilson on Thomas Avenue, Paris, Ky.
 
Kenney Holmes is leaving Friday for the U.S. Army. He will be greatly missed by the family and his many friends.
 
Techn. Sgt. Buford Lewis Rankins called by long distance, Monday night from San Francisco, California, to his wife, Mrs. Irene Rankins. His message said he was doing well and wished her to tender his regards to his many friends here.
 
Mrs. Leonia Menefee, 130 Chaplin Street, has returned to her home after a business trip to Cincinnati, O. She reports a successful trip.
 
Lewis Mitchell, employed at Wright’s Field, Dayton, O., spent his Xmas holidays with is his son, Berch Mitchell and Miss Lucinda Lee, 623 Gano St., Paris, Ky.
 
Word has been received in Paris from Lewis Mitchell that he arrived in Dayton Tuesday due to delay of trains. He assumed his duties on Wednesday night.
 
Miss Mary Lathan of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Obed Engleman, Lewis Mitchell, and Stafford Booker were entertained with a party at the residence of Miss Lucinda Lee, Quite an enjoyable evening was spent.
 
Miss Marie Washington of Millersburg, Ky., who has been visiting in Cincinnati, O., returned to her home Monday.
 
Crit Davis and West Lawson of Millersburg, Ky., remain on the sick list. Their many friends are hoping to hear of an early recovery of them.
 
Miss Delphia Hughes entertained at supper Monday at her residence, the Reverend I.H. Moore, Miss Ardthare Willis and Miss Willie Mae Marks were also invited guest. An enjoyable evening was spent.
 
Miss Georgia January of Millersburg, Ky., entertained with a miscellaneous shower, January first in honor of Mrs. Orletta Porter Hurley, a bride of a few months. Many valuable gifts were received and all enjoyed themselves very much.
 
The mid-week prayer service for the North Middletown Christian Church will be conducted at the residence of   Mrs. Martha Fields. All are invited to attend, and bring your friends with you.
 
Rev. I.H. Moore, pastor of Seventh Street Christian Church was a visitor for a short period at Paris Western High School today. Rev. Moore’s daughter, Miss Lillian C. Moore is expected to finish from Paris Western school this school year.
 
Prayer services will be conducted at the Seventh Street Christian Church tonight at 7:30 p.m.. The public is invited to attend.
 
Evangelistic services started at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Monday night and will carry through the week. Rev. A. Pope the pastor invites all to attend these services. Good preaching and good singing will characterize the meeting throughout.
 
Prof. John Derrickson and wife Mrs. Beulah Derrickson have returned to Dayton, O., after spending a few days with their parents in Paris, Ky.
 
Miss Alloise Jackson has returned to her position after visiting her mother, Mrs. Roxie Jackson during the holidays.
 
Mrs. Cora B. Evans remains on the sick list at her residence.
 
Mrs. Alfred Patterson, who underwent a major operation at Massie Hospital, is reported as improving and would be glad to see her many friends.
 
 
Thursday, January 7, 1943
 
The Sun Beam Club of Claysville will meet at the First Baptist Church Thursday night at 8 p.m. All members are requested to be present. Mrs. Corine Fields, president; Mrs. E.B. Dunson, secretary.
 
Hiram Lodge, No. 7 F and A.M. will meet Friday night, Jan. 8. This is the first meeting of the year and all members are requested to be present. A.W. Hutsell, worshipful master; Jas. E. Ayers, Secretary.
 
Pvt. Stanhope Moore, Btry. A 100, C.A. (AA), Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Corp. Samuel Ranson, Ord, School Det. Cld, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland have been in Paris on furloughs. Before leaving Sunday, they were dinner guest of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moore, 541 Williams Street, Paris, Ky. Other guests to enjoy the hospitality with them were: Lillian and Sam, Jr. Ransom, Mrs. Mamie Moore, Miss Susie Johnson, Bryant Greene, and William Stanley.
 
Mrs. Mary B. Johnson, who is employed by Mrs. John Brennan, spent her Christmas vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Curtis. She spent Christmas Eve with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and the rest of the time with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis. Mrs. Curtis prepared breakfast several mornings. She spent a very enjoyable time, which she says she will always remember.
 
Mrs. Mary Botts Johnson submits a poem entitled, “New Year Thoughts”
 
Across the threshold, what a wait,
More open doors, more wide swung gates,
More roads that reach and ramble on,
Always toward the crests of dawn.
 
Across the threshold, what is there,
A lighted human through-fare
To better things and truer ways,
And gladder hearts and brighter days.
 
Across the threshold what shall be?
More thresholding until hearts are free.
More stairways to be trod,
From dark to light, from man to God.
 
(signed)
Mary Botts Johnson
 
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Simpson delightfully entertained Thursday night at their residence in honor of the following out-of-town guests: Prof. John Derrrickson and wife, Miss Alloise Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Jackson of Paris, also partook of the hospitality. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson’s repast was delightfully served, after which a number of innocent amusing games were played. An interesting and entertaining afternoon was spent.
 
A series of revival services are in progress this week at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church. The pastor, Rev. A. Pope earnestly solicits the cooperation of all ministers and their congregations during this evangelistic campaign. Every one will be given an opportunity to enter deeply into the services each night. You are welcome. Come and bring your choir and all other who will assist.
 
Rev. C.B. Gentry, pastor of the North Middletown Christian Church paid a visit to Paris Western High School Wednesday, and addressed the student body assembled in the auditorium. Miss M.E. Kellis introduced Rev. Gentry.
 
Staff Sergeant Godfrey S. Swinford was a visitor Friday and Saturday at the home of his aunt and uncle, also his sisters, Mr. and Mrs. James Ransom and Misses Juanita and Anna E. Swinford. His uncle, James Ransom remains very ill at his residence. Sgt. Swinford’s address is : Co, C, 468 qm, Reg. G, R. K., Camp Breckenridge, Morganfield, Ky.
 
Miss Anna E, Swinford has recovered from a recent illness. Her many friends were glad to see her out again.
 
Miss Pattie Buckner and her brother John, were hostess and host at the annual family dinner at their home on the Brentsville pike, There were forty-one guests present. The idea of a “circular family dinner” is one of the traditions that has been religiously observed by the Buckner family for generations. The home on the Brentsville pike is the ancestral home of the late John and Jane Buckner, and has been in the Buckner family since the war between the states.
 
Miss Clara Shirley from Wright’s Field, Dayton, Ohio, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shirley during the weekend. She has returned to her position in Dayton, Ohio.,
 
Miss R.C. Shirley has arrived in Paris, Ky., to be a visitor indefinitely with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shirley on account of the Newport flood where she lived. Miss R.C. Shirley is a sister of Miss Hazel Shirley, teacher in Paris Western High School.
 
Friday, January 8, 1943
 
Sunday, Jan. 3rd, Elder Charlie Hall, who has been ill for several months, with Mrs. Lula Hall, was able to be the dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Wilson and son at Cane Ridge, Ky. Among these guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wilson and grandchildren, Marion, Wilener, Douglas and little Buddie Hughes; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson’s granddaughter, Mary C. Greene all of Little Rock, Ky. A delicious two course dinner was served and a delightful time spent.
 
Mrs. Jadie Foster spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. L. Grinnie of Paris, Ky.
 
Mrs. Nettie Moore of Sharpsburg, Ky., is visiting her niece, Mrs. Annie D. Jones of Millersburg.
 
Mrs. Fannie Clay, of Millersburg, Ky., and children, who have been visitors in Cincinnati, O., returned to their home a few days ago.
 
Miss Armita Taylor of Millersburg, Ky., is on the sick list. Her many friends hope she will soon recuperate.
 
Thomas Martyn of Richmond, Ky., while on his way to Cincinnati, O., stopped by and spent a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Harris on Watson Street.
 
James Grant and Albert Crooks have arrived in Paris from U.S. Army camps, to be the guests of relatives and friends.
 
Mrs. Bertha Harris was a visitor at Paris Western School Thursday noon. Mrs. Lizzette Steele, also made a visit the same day in the afternoon.
 
Mrs. Forestine Pace has returned to her home in Columbus, O., after spending several weeks with her mother, Mrs. Lucille Crumby in Paris, Ky.
 
Mrs. Bessie Washington is spending a few days at her home with her friends, She will return to her work in Cincinnati, O., Friday.
 
Pvt. James E. Johnson returned to camp Sunday after a short visit with his wife, son, and friends. He is stationed at Fairfield, Ohio.
 
Mrs. Minnie Williams spent Christmas week with her brother, Charley Estill on Richmond, Ky. She had quite a pleasant stay meeting many of her old acquaintances and friends.
 
The revival services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church is growing in interest each night. Wednesday night, the pastor Rev. A. Pope, had the cooperation of Revs. J.T. Bennett and J.C. Harris, The meeting continues through the week, You are invited to attend and bring your friends with you.
 
Prayer service was scheduled for the Seventh St. Christian Church for last evening. It is the object of the pastor, Rev. I.H. Moore to renew the life of the mid-week prayer service. He requests the cooperation of members and friends.
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Sunday, January 10, 1943
 
The report of an enjoyable trip was given to her friends and relatives by Mrs. Garrett Wilson who spent the Christmas and New Year holidays in Dayton, Ohio with friends. Mrs. Wilson arrived home Monday night.
 
Mrs. Fannie Clay and children of Millersburg, returned to Cincinnati, O., Thursday.
 
Mrs. Annie D. Jones of Millersburg, Ky., who has been a visitor at her home in Millersburg returned to her position at Lexington, Ky., where she is a nurse at the Eastern State Hospital.
 
“Amanda Smith” Missionary Society of Shorter Chapel, A.M.E. Church will meet Thursday, Jan 14th at the of the president with the vice president presiding. Mrs. John Ross urges all member to be present. Hostesses, Miss Sarah White, Mrs. Banksey Robinson. Mrs. Mary Seveat, assistant secretary.
 
Cpl. Timothy Lawrence Davis from Camp Lee, Virginia, has arrived in Paris to spend a brief furlough with his relatives and friends. He is expected to return to his was post the last of the week.
 
Raymond Booker, North Middletown, and Monroe Ransom of North Middletown, left Paris Friday to be inducted into the U.S. Army. They paid a visit to Paris Western School before leaving.
 
Cpl. Lawrence Davis from Camp Lee, Virginia, was a visitor at Western school Friday and made remarks to the student body assembled in the auditorium.
 
The block plan of organization for civilian war services will meet at the Western High School, Paris, Ky., Tuesday night, Jan 12, 1943 at 7:30 p.m. This organization is stressing the following important points: Child care, nutrition and housing conditions. It is very necessary that you be present at the meeting.
 
Copies of the above letter have been sent from the Western school, but since all may not be reached by individual invitations, the principal, Miss M.E. Kellis, is also inserting the invitation in the Paris Daily Enterprise for the general public. Please do not fail to attend this meeting. Business of grave importance to all.
 
James Ransom remains critically ill at his residence.
 
Rev. Richard Hughes, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, announces his schedule of services for today as follows: Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; special pew rally at 3 p.m. sponsored by Mrs. James Small. Young People’s meeting at 5 p.m. sponsored by Miss Eloise Thomas. Night services at 7:30 p.m.. The pastor, Rev. Hughes will preach at the morning and evening services. A special program will be given at the special pew rally at 3 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend any or all services.
 
Word has been received from the Booker family that lo9cated recently in Ashland, Ky., to the effect that the recent flood conditions there, did not affect them. Their many Paris friends are glad to have this information.
 
Miss Ollie Derrickson, student from Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky., was an overnight visitor in Paris, Thursday.
 
Miss Alpha Pryor, who underwent a major operation a few weeks ago, continues to improve rapidly. Her inquiring friends are glad to have this information.
 
William Turner of Chicago, Ill., who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Mattie Whaley, has returned to Chicago. Mr. Turner is a retired post office employee, Chicago, Ill. He is also a Spanish-American War veteran.
 
Rev. E.B. Toles will be the dinner guest today of Mrs. Annie Scruggs at Warrentown, Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Geo. Higgins, of Lexington, Ky., will also be included among the other invited guests.
 
Mrs. Rosa Patterson, who recently underwent a major operation at Massie is improving rapidly and expects to return to her home on West Seventh Street. Her many friends are so pleased to hear that she is improving.
 
Mrs. Cora B. Evans remains ill at her home on Kelly St. Her many friends are hoping for her speedy recovery.
 
Reverend J.C. Harris has the following schedule for today: Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; morning worship, 11:00 a.m. The pastor will have for his theme: “The Church: The Arsenal of Civilization.” Club service (willing workers) at 3 p.m. at which time the Rev. Harris will again deliver the message. Special singing services, night union service, with Rev. A. Pope at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. A. Pope delivering the message, The female choir of the First Baptist Church will sing.
 
Rev. J. T. Bennett, First Baptist Church, has the following program for services today: Sunday school, 10:00 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; Rev. Bennett will preach. Night service with Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.
 
The Seventh St. Christian Church will observe the following program of services today: Sunday school 10:00 a.m.; morning worship 11:00 a.m.; youth meeting 6 p.m. sponsored by Mrs. Emily Robinson. City union night with Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church. The mid-week prayer service will be held Wednesday night 7:30 as usual with Elder Ike Howard in charge.
 
Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church is conducting a two weeks’ evangelistic meeting with pastor, Rev. A. Pope in charge, assisted by the city ministers. Friday night’s meeting was highly spiritual with a white minister brother cooperating with the effort. Several members(white) were also in attendance. The meeting is scheduled to continue through the week. The pastor invites all friends to attend. You are welcome at all times.
 
Rev. C.B. Gentry, pastor of the Second Christian Church, North Middletown, Ky., will fill is pulpit of both morning and evening services. Mrs. Beauford Hall will be in charge of the music.
 
Reverend Ennis B. Toles will conduct the morning services at Prall St. Christian Church, Lexington, Ky., today. While there, he will be the dinner guest of Anna M. Scruggs at her home in Warrentown.
 
Mrs. Margaret Coleman, member of Prall St. Christian Church reached her one hundredth birthday the first of the month. She served (free) as janitor until a few months ago.
 
We are again reminding you of the necessity of attending the block organization meeting to be held at Western High School, Tuesday night 7:30 p.m. Do not fail to attend. Business of importance.
 
Mrs. Josephine Eley of Newport News, Virginia is expected to visit her mother, Mrs. Mary White in a few weeks. Mrs. Eley was before her marriage, Miss Josephine White. She has a host of friends here who anticipate her visit with great pleasure.
 
Prof. James Elkins, instructor at Campbell College, who visited his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Lyter during the holidays, was scheduled to resume his work last week. Prof. Elkins is one of our outstanding young men. His friends are glad to hear of his success.
 
Monday, January 11, 1943
 
The morning services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday morning was largely attended. Quite a few city residents were in attendance. The choir of the church rendered excellent service at the morning and night services. The revival at Shorter Chapel will continue through the week. Up to now, several persons have accepted Christ.
 
Mrs. Robert Hillman and Miss Mary E. Smith of Little Rock, Ky., were visitors in Paris Saturday.
 
Reverend Richard Hughes, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church attended the revival services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Friday night and took an active part in the service.
 
The special pew service at St. Paul Methodist Church was a decided success.
 
The attendance was good and the offering was fine. The pastor, Rev. Hughes, is always grateful to the members and friends for their interest in Kingdom building for our Master.
 
Mrs. Lucinda Kelly was called Sunday to the bedside of her father, who is ill on the Irvine Road, near Winchester, Ky. Mrs. Kelly left immediately.
 
Jonas Rice’s residence in Warrentown was completely destroyed with its contents by fire Sunday.
 
Mrs. Annie Scruggs entertained at dinner Sunday the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Roach, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Geo. Higgins, Miss Mary Louise Gibbs and Rev. E.B. Toles.
 
The Sunday morning service at Prall St. Christian Church was especially inviting and the audience was excellent. The choir directed by Mrs. Nina Lawson, rendered a special New Year song service. After the morning service, a group of members, with the officers, visited the home of Sister Margaret Coleman who was one hundred years old Christmas Day, and gave to her the Lord’s supper.
 
Mrs. Lena Tipton, who has been critically ill for several weeks, is able to be up again and attended her morning service at Prall St. Christian Church, Lexington, Ky. She was re-elected as secretary of the Sunday school.
 
Mrs. Joe Ella Porter left Paris Sunday morning to visit a sick relative in Cynthiana, Ky. She us expected to be there for several days.
 
John Ross, who has been on the sick list for quite awhile, is not improving so rapidly. His wife, Mrs. Ova Lee Ross, has proven a faithful companion.
 
The revival at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church will continue throughout the week. Rev. A. Pope invites all members and friends to attend. Good singing and preaching will characterize the meeting.
 
Wess Lawson died late Saturday afternoon at his home in Millersburg. The body was removed to the E.J. Martyn Funeral Home. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Alice Lawson, a son, Albert Lawson; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at the residence in Millersburg Tuesday afternoon.
 
Tuesday, January 12, 1943
 
Miss Georgia January of Millersburg, Ky., left Sunday morning for Dayton Ohio.
 
The presiding elder, Rev. C.H. Bluster of the Lexington District preached at the morning and night services at Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, Ky., Sunday. The Rev. Mrs. Foster conducted the afternoon services.
 
Rev. C.H. Bluster was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor Sunday.
 
The No. 2 Stewardess Board of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church met the home of Mrs. Susan Rankin, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Nora Taylor, president; Mrs. Mary Simms, secretary.
 
The funeral services for Wesley Lawson will be held at Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, Ky., Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. I.V. Foster officiating. Mr. Lawson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Lawson, one grandson, two great grandsons, and other relatives.
 
The church, Bible school, W.M.S. and Christian Endeavor, District Three Institute, will convene in Millersburg, Ky., Jan. 16 and 17, sponsored by W.M.S.. The general theme for the meeting is “Improving World Conditions.” quarterly theme: “The Women’s Part in Improving the World’s Condition.” The following program will be observed.
 
Morning session – 10:00 a.m. devotional – Carlisle, Ky.; discussion theme, Miss Ellen Henderson; solo,
Mrs. Dorothy Simms. business period, W.M.S.; 12:30 p.m. lunch; welcome, Millersburg; response, Covington.
 
Afternoon session – 2:30 p.m. devotional – Paris; training period, Rev. I.H. Moore; sermon. Rev. H. T. Wilson, music. address, Bro. A.D. Gault, Mayslick, discussion of theme continued, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson; business period, all departments; benediction, Bro. Conway, Millersburg.
 
Night session – 8:00 p.m. devotional, Germantown, Ky., sermon, Rev. L.L. Dickerson; instrumental selection, Miss Willa January, short talk by President Mollie Commodore; all unfinished business.
 
Sunday Morning – 10:00 a.m. Bible school.
11:00 a.m. – morning worship
 
Sunday afternoon – 3:00 p.m., devotional, Mayslick, plans for Y.P., Eugene Butler; program, local church and delegates; Mrs. Mollie Commodore, president, W.M.S., Elder, J.A. Johnson, President, Sunday School, W.M.E. Johnson, President, Church, Anna J. Rice, President
 
Misses Anna Liza and Mollie Speakes were the pleasant weekend guests of Miss Charlotte Scott at her residence. While in Paris, Miss Scotts’ guests attended Sunday school and were very impressed with the services there, as well as with the hospitality received in the home of Mrs. Christine Scott and husband.
 
More than fifty principals of Kentucky high schools with their coaches attended a meeting held at Dunbar High School , Lexington, Ky., Saturday. They reported a profitable meeting.
 
The mid-year high school commencement of Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky., will be held January 29th. There will be forty-six graduates. Prof. P.L. Guthrie is principal of Dunbar High School.
 
James Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill left Friday for camp. Before leaving, he was entertained with a delicious turkey by his grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Helemn on Watson Street. Those who were present were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill, Misses Loretta Lathern, Jessie G. Fields, Amanda Hill, Gladys Hill and George Clark. A delightful time was enjoyed by all.
The revival at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church continues to grow in interest. The pastor, Rev. A. Pope, is delivering delightful sermons each night , which the choir is giving soul lifting song services. An invitation is extended to the public to attend.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Eley of Newport News, Virginia, Miss Annie L. White of Louisville, Ky., also
Miss Nannie White of West Kentucky Vocational College attended the revival services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night. Mrs. Mary H. White was also present and sang with the Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church chorus.
 
Miss Annie L. White, beautician from Louisville, Ky., was a visitor at Paris Western High School Monday afternoon. She is in Paris visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe White,
 
Wednesday, January 13, 1943
 
Sgt. Rufus Jackson has returned to his war post at Camp Stewart Georgia after visiting his sister, Mrs. Julia Thomas, Indianapolis, Ind. and his mother, Mrs. Mary Smith in Cynthiana, Ky. also Mrs. America Delaney in Paris, Ky. Sgt. Jackson while on his visit in Paris, Ky., was married to Miss Henrietta Ransom at high noon Saturday. Their many friends are wishing for them many successful years of matrimonial bliss.
 
A miscellaneous shower was given Friday night in Millersburg, Ky., at the home of Miss Martha Mae Griggs in honor of the recent bride, Mrs. Emma D. Griggs. Assisting hostesses were: Misses Lee Anna Berry, Willie Etta Berry, and Bernice Ecton. The guests were as follows: Mrs. Nannie Grace Thomas, Mrs. Lillie Mae Madden, Mrs. Mattie Johnson, Mrs. Mattie Griggs, Mrs. Emma D. Griggs, Mrs. Nannie Rogers, Miss Bessie Parker, Miss Greta Reeves, Miss Maree Washington, Miss Katherine Boyd and Mrs. Nannie P. Gray.
 
The revival service at Shorter Chapel continues with much enthusiasm. Up to now, at least ten person have joined. Rev. A. Pope, pastor of the church, is the speaker each night. The meeting is scheduled to have its final services Sunday. All friends are invited to attend.
 
Word has been received in Paris of the death of Mrs. Eliza Tipton, Mt. Sterling, Ky. Mrs. Tipton is related to Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas and others in Paris.
 
Misses Henrietta Keller, Mary Keller, Mildred Keller, Mrs. Amanda Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Eliza White, all of Lexington, Ky., spent Thursday with Mrs. Hannah Moore on Williams Street. A three course dinner was the guest at six o’clock and later, they were entertained by John Phillip Jackson.
 
The Phyllis Wheatley Club met last Friday, at the residence of Mrs. E.P. Thomas on West Seventh Street. A business meeting was conducted. Miss Bertha Rankins is president while Miss Margaret Ransom is secretary.
 
The mid-week prayer meeting of North Middletown Christian Church conducted by Mrs. Estella Strauder, will be conducted at the residence of Mrs. Sarah Ann Brown. All are requested to attend. Rev. C.B. Gentry is pastor.
 
Mrs. Josephine Eley of Newport News, Virginia and her husband are visiting Mrs. Eley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe White, Paris, Ky. Mrs. Eley is a R.N. nurse in Buxton Hospital, Newport News, Virginia. She visited Paris Western school, her alma mater, Tuesday afternoon.
 
Miss Annie L. White, beautician of Louisville, Kentucky, was a visitor at Paris Western school Tuesday afternoon. Miss White is a graduate of Western school, also of West Kentucky Vocational College, Paducah, Ky. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White of Paris, Ky.
 
Mrs. Lummie Thomas and Mrs. Arah Johnson were afternoon guests at the home of Mrs. Sallie Toles, Sunday afternoon. All attended the revival at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night.
 
Mrs. Mary Sweat has returned from a visit with her daughter and sister in Dayton, Ohio. She reports an enjoyable visit.
 
The adult education classes at Western school taught by Misses Jessie E. Buford and Mary L. Davis, are still in progress. Enrollments are still in order. Why not enroll for instruction during the New Year?
 
Washington E. Garner Sr. remains shut-in at his residence on West Second Street.
 
Thursday, January 14, 1943
 
Mrs. Bettie Scroggins and her daughter, Miss Lucy K. Hayden, were visitors at the home of Prof. E.B. Toles on Tuesday evening. Miss Hayden, a student of Ky. State College, Frankfort, Ky., having received her semester grades, finds that her grades are outstanding in all subjects. Miss Hayden was the valedictorian of her class at Paris Western High School.
 
An interesting for national defense was held at Western school Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.. Mrs. Richard Hopkins and city manager Boone Baldwin were present and explained fully the purpose and the necessity of the meeting. There were four major objectives set up as follows: (1) nutrition; (2) child care; (3) housing conditions, and (4) education. It was stated in the meeting that a class in nutrition would be started about Feb, 1st. General zones were outlined as follows: A, B, C, D and sector leaders appointed. Miss M.F. Kellis presided and made and interesting talk. Other details of the meeting will appear later.
 
Mrs. Sarah Duckworth, accompanied by Mrs. Carrie E. Turner, visited her granddaughter, Little Norma J. Mitchell, Tuesday afternoon.
 
The Girl Scouts held an interesting business meeting Tuesday afternoon.
 
“HEP CATS!” There will be a “Five by Five” social at the American Legion Hall Friday night Jan 15th from 8 p.m. until. The admission will be 10 and 15 cents, and
it will be for the benefit of our next group of boys who are inducted into the U.S. Army forces. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Young Men’s Club of Paris, Ky..
 
The “Western Tigers” of Paris Western High School have announced their second basketball game of the season to be played Friday night on Western’s floor. Versailles High School will be the opponents.  The general public is invited to come out and see the boys in action. You’ll enjoy every moment of the time. The admission charge will be 17 and 22 cents.
 
Mrs. James Letton, Lilleston Avenue, still remains ill at her home. She has the best wishes of friends for her recovery.
 
Miss Nannie White, student at West Kentucky Industrial College, Paducah, Ky., has resumed her studies after visiting her parents during the holidays.
 
The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will have a fish fry and chitterling supper at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Harris, Saturday night, Jan 16th. The general public is invited. Sister Emma Johnson, president.
 
Sergeant Reuben Smith, located in California, spent the Christmas holidays with his father Reuben Smith, Sr. and brother, William Kenney in Detroit, Michigan, Sergeant Smith is related to Prof. E.B. Toles, Instructor in Paris Western High School.
 
Friday, January 15, 1943
 
Mrs. Irene Caldwell is shut in at her home on Brooks Street, No. 241. She has a severe cold and sore throat. She wishes the prayers of her many friends that she may soon recover.
 
Mrs. Bettie Buckner of Lexington, Ky., was the guest of Mrs. Pearl B. Raymond last week.
 
Miss Mattie B. Smith and Crit Davis of Millersburg, Ky., are on the sick list and wish to see their friends.
 
Rev and Mrs. I.V. Foster left Wednesday afternoon for Winchester, Ky., to attend a meeting.
 
Charlie Rupture of Millersburg, Ky., who has been ill for a time is thought to be improving. His friends are anxious for his complete recovery.
 
Rev. Tellington of Louisville, Ky., attended the funeral of Wes Lawson Tuesday afternoon.
 
Mrs. Laura Ayers of Millersburg, who has been visiting in Cynthiana, Ky. returned to her home Sunday afternoon.
 
While in Millersburg, Ky., the presiding elder, Rev. Bluster was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor.
 
Mrs. Maria Zanes and Miss Marie Shackelford of Millersburg are visiting in Dayton, Ohio.
 
Miss Georgia January of Millersburg, Ky., who left Sunday for Dayton, O., has accepted a position there.
 
The Willing Workers Club of Seventh St. Christian Church was scheduled to hold a business meeting at the church Thursday night.
 
The Reverend Richard Hughes, St. Paul Methodist Church, announces his church program for Sunday; Church school 10:00 a.m.; morning worship, 11 a.m.; subject of theme, “Acquaintance with God.” Sunday night, 7:30, the theme will be “Bind on Thy Sandals.” Tuesday night the Women’s Society of Christian Service will meet at the church. Wednesday night will be devoted to general choir practice. Thursday night will be given to prayer and class services. Rev. Hughes extends an invitation to the general public to attend any or all the above services.
 
Mrs. Carolyn Johnson of Richmond, Ky., was a visitor in Paris Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grigsby on Chaplin St. Her family and friends were glad to see her.
 
The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will conduct a fish fry and chitterling supper at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Harris Saturday night, The public is invited to attend. President, Mrs. Emma Johnson.
 
A.D. Gault of Mayslick, Ky., was a visitor at Paris Western school Thursday. He made an address to the students assembled in chapel. Mr. Gault was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Toles. He is corresponding secretary of Kentucky Christian Churches.

Sunday, January 17, 1943
 
Mrs. Ivory E. Riley of Lexington, Ky. was the guest of Mrs. Rhetta Hall Thursday afternoon. An enjoyable afternoon was spent.
 
Due to the flu, Miss Rebecca Lee Pierce, who underwent a major operation a few days ago, and is still under the care of a doctor, was unable to return to Kentucky State College this week.  She will return to resume her studies as soon as the doctor permits.
 
Prof. C. H. Bland of Paris, Ky., underwent an operation at Lexington, Ky., last week.  His condition is described as good, but he is still at a hospital in Lexington.  His many friends will be pleased to have this encouraging information.
 
The first Quarterly Conference met Monday night at Wood’s Chapel, Millersburg, Ky..
 
The Epworth League of Wood’s Chapel met Sunday night.  Mrs. Mary Reeves, president, was absent.  The League debated the question: Resolved: That a Rag is of greater use in the Household than is a Broom.  An interesting discussion was enjoyed.
 
The Junior Commando Club met Friday afternoon at Paris Western High School and rendered the following program:
Song by all, “God Bless America”; Mrs. M.W. Steele; song: Negro National Anthem; reading: Romona F. Baker; poem, Bedford Steele; solo, Frieda M. Hall; reading, Argerta Booker; song, “America”; remarks by the teacher, Mrs. M.W. Steele.  Adjournment.  Matilda Butler secretary, Argertha Booker, assistant secretary, Mrs. M.W. Steele, program committee chairman, Julian L. Lanon, president, Bedford Steele, vice president, Alice Patterson, treasurer; Mary A. Fomas, club reporter.
 
The Pastor’s Club, composed of the children and the youth of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, met at the parsonage to plan for the rally on January 17th.  They decided to present a “Brick Rally” for the purpose of building a miniature Memorial Church in honor of the Rev. Wm. McElroy to be hung in the Auditorium of Wood’s Chapel.
 
Harry Lee Baker from Camp Lee, Virginia, has arrived in Millersburg, Ky., for practically ten days’ vacation with his mother, Mrs. Mamie Baker.  His friends are happy to have him among them, if only for a short time.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White entertained informally the following guests at their rural home Tuesday, honoring their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eley of Newport News, Virginia.  Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Harris, Rev. and Mrs. J.T. Bennett, all of Paris, Ky.  A delightful course dinner was served after which an interesting conversational hour was spent.
 
Mrs. Cora B. Evans remains a shut-in at her residence on Kelly Street.  Her many friends are showing their interest by their many kind acts during her illness.
 
First Class Pvt. James Menefee, who is stationed at Camp Stewart, Georgia, attended a recent ball game in Florida.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Menefee, 130 Chaplin St., Paris, Ky.
 
A musical program and Tom Thumb Wedding will be given at Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, Ky., Friday night.  The public is invited and requested to attend.
 
The Annual Winter Rally will be held at Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church today.  Good preaching and song service.
 
Rev. and Mrs. I.V. Foster attended the District Council at Allen Chapel in Winchester, Ky., Thursday.  They have reported an interesting meeting.
 
On Wednesday night, Jan. 13, the pastor of First Baptist Church, the Rev. J.T. Bennett,  was awakened by a gentle tap at the parsonage door. He was agreeably surprised by being confronted with a group of members and friends who had planned a surprise Miscellaneous Pantry Shower.  The following composed the group: Rev. Elisha Johnson, Leslie Dodd, Geo. Blackburn and family, Mrs. Eva Ecton, Mrs. Mamie Bryant, Mrs. Joe Emma Harris, Miss Clara Williams, Miss Ella Williams, Mrs. Frances Ayers, Mrs. Carrie Hanners, Mrs. Bettie Rice,  Mrs. Mary D. Thomas,  Mrs. Laura Kenny, Mrs. Anna Buckner, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fields, Mrs. Mollie Harshaw,  Miss Sis White, Mrs. Jessie Hogue,  Mrs. Ollene Greene, Sister Rankins, Mrs. Quincy Thomas, Mrs. Corene Baker, Mrs. Effie Johnson, Joe Willie Lee, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Mrs. Susie Thomas, Clark Bell, the Buford Sisters, Mrs. Mamie Stewart, Mr. Chas. Scroggins, Mrs. Susie Wilson.
 
The Christian Church Executive Board (State) met in regular session at Prall St. Christian Church, Lexington, Ky., Friday.  Eld. Andrew Hutsell from Paris attended the meeting. Deacon A.D. Gault of Mayslick, Ky., also attended.  Deacon Gault is corresponding secretary.
 
                                                           Camp Atterbury, Ind.
                                                            C.O.K. 365 Inf.
                                                            Pvt. William Warfield
                                                                                    January 8, 1943
 
In memory of my father, Mr. Bert Warfield, who suddenly departed this life in Paris, Ky., January 8th, one year ago, 1942.
                                    “You have left us dearest Father.
                                       But your memory round us clings
                                       We will ever think about you,
                                        No matter what the future brings.
                                        I was called for Uncle Sam’s Service
                                           But my thoughts come to Paris
                                        Whenever I think of that day.”
                                                                    Sadly missed,
                                    (Son) PVT. Wm. Warfield
 
                                       
With Our Churches
Sunday, Jan. 17th
 
ST. PAUL METHODIST
REV. RICHARD HUGHES, Pastor
 
Church School----10:00 a.m.
 
Morning Service—11:00 a.m. Subject of text: “Acquaintance with God.”
Sunday night, 7:30 p.m. Text: “Bind on Thy Sandals”
Tuesday---C.W.S. meeting at the church.
Wednesday night---General choir practice.
Thursday night ---Prayer and Class service.
 
                     ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
                     REV. J.C. HARRIS, Pastor
 
   Sunday School       10:30 a.m.
   Morning worship  11:00 a.m.  The pastor, Rev. Harris will Preach his second sermon in the 3 series “The Church: Her Central Message.”
   3 p.m. – The Rev. Harris will preach at the First Baptist Church for the Missionary Society.  His choir will sing.
   7:30 – The Union Service will be at Shorter Chapel A.M.E.    
   Church.  Rev. A. Pope preaching and his choir conducting the singing.
 
                                                       FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
                                
   Sunday School       10:30 a.m.
   Morning Service    11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bennett preaching.
   3 p.m.    Missionary Service (Special). Rev. J.C. Harris preaching and his choir singing.
   7:30 p.m.   Union Service with Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.
 
                                      SEVENTH STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
                                       REV. I. H. MOORE, Pastor
 
   Sunday School      10:00 a.m.
   Morning Service   11:00 a.m. with Rev. Moore preaching.
   Youth Meeting        6:00 p.m.
   Union Night Service at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.
 
                                     SHORTER CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH
                                     REV. A. POPE, Pastor
 
   Sunday School   10:30 a.m.
   Special Baptizing Service at Seventh St. Christian Church.
   Morning Service 11:00 a.m.
   Special Night Union Service at 7:30 p.m.
 
        
 
                                        NORTH MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
                                        REV. A. B. GENTRY, Pastor
 
   Sunday School      10:30 a.m.
   Morning Service   11:00 a.m.
   Night Service           7:30 p.m.
   Mrs. Beauford Hall will be in charge of the choir.
 
                                             NORTH MIDDLETOWN METHODIST CHURCH
 
The North Middletown Methodist Church will observe its usual order of services:   
Sunday School, morning and night Services.
 
                                             MILLERSBURG  WOOD’S CHAPEL
                                             REV. I.V. FOSTER, Pastor
 
Sunday School      10:30 a.m.
Morning Service   11:00 a.m.
Night Service           7:30 p.m.       
            
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1943
                                                  
John Smith died at his residence, 883 Lylesville Street, Thursday night after a brief illness.  He is survived by three brothers, Prewitt, Russell and Jasper Smith.  One aunt, Mrs. Lucy Crooks, eight nieces, five nephews, and other relatives.  Funeral services were held today, 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Paris, with the Rev. J.T. Bennett, officiating.  Burial in the Paris cemetery.
 
An excerpt taken from the Neighborhood Messenger, a Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church paper of Millersburg, Ky. has a short sermon for fault finders.
 
   “It is a long distance to the place where you want, or to the place where you need to be, but it is a beautiful ride to take.  It would never do to have all places near together, for then there would be no place to go.  It may be too dry, but it would never do to be wet all the time.  It may seem too wet, but it would never do to be dry all the time.  A wet season is a bad thing for the manufacturer of straw hats, but a mighty fine thing for the manufacturer of umbrellas and water proof coats.  Even the earthquake makes plenty of work, and consequently a living for the brick layer and carpenter.  The dry season that ruins the crop makes prices higher for the farmer because of the short crop.  The high prices paid by the city man for the food he eats, furnishes money to the farmer with which to buy the product of the city man. Therefore, God’s people should be contented with the outcome of the wheel of Providence, knowing that He always does that which is best for them.  All things work together for good to them that love God.”
 
      Roy Trotter, 438 8th Street, and a sophomore student of Paris Western High School, has written the following poem (original), “Have You Ever Been Thus Way?”
 
         No one on this earth under the skies above,
         Knows how it feels to lose the one you love.
         To feel lonely, hopeless, heartbroken and sad.
         To make you in your struggle feel like mad.
 
         Have you ever felt that the sun would never shine?
         You walk the streets with him or her in mind.
         To seem that a cloud has always blocks your way.
         And there’s no difference between night and day?
 
         Maybe it’s your conscience that makes you feel blue
         Thinking there’s no where to go, and nothing to do.
         There’s to you no such thing as the word called home,
         When you have no one to call your own.
        
         To real and to tumble,
         When you lie in your bed,
         And at times in your life,
         You wish you were dead.
         To hate every one, whoever you meet,
         Where ever you go, your head’s at your feet.
 
         But that’s all right, just keep your head up high,
         For my friend, true love will never die.
         So don’t drop your head and be in sorrow,
         For your way will be lighter, yes brighter tomorrow.
 
                                             (Signed)  Roy Trotter
 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,1943
 
Joseph Scott from a U.S. camp in Indiana, spent the recently in Paris, Ky., with his daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Russell.
 
            The Pastor’s Aid Society of North Middletown Christian Church met Friday night, Jan. 18th.  New officers were elected as follows:  President:  Mrs. Emma Greene; first vice president: Mrs. Lena Gentry; second vice president: Mrs. Stella Strauder; third vice president: Mrs. Minerva Hamilton; secretary: Mrs. Martha Mack; treasurer: Mrs. Anna Reid.
The meeting was held at Mrs. Anna Reed’s home.  It is expecting to reach new heights during the year 1943.  Rev. C. B. Gentry, pastor.
 
            The second Sunday, at 3 p.m., we are asking the young ladies who would like to be organized into a Victory Club, to meet Mrs. Ara Johnson at the home of Mrs. E. Bradley, 612 Marshall.  Mrs. Elmeter Screech and Mrs. Ara Bradley will try to personally contact as many as possible, but we would like for to meet us. (signed) Mrs. Ara Johnson.
 
            The Western Tigers defeated the Versailles basketball team Friday night with a score of 33 to 24.  The Tigers are scheduled to play the strong Mt. Sterling team, Friday night on the Paris Western floor.
 
            Mrs. Ara Johnson submits for publication her original poem entitled, “Have We a Hero”
 
            If there’s any thing heroic, our boys have done,
            Will you know, publish it or tell it to someone?
            For our boys are American born,
            And no other land have they ever known,
           
True Americans, brave and free,
            Living under this great Democracy tree.
 
            A black race, yes tho’ we be,
            Our hearts are filled with the Golden Rule, see!
 
            God said, “Search you hearts, for your heart is “You.”
            What ever you with hold inside can’t do,
            Clean out everything that the Bible says you must,
            If a hero we have, proclaim it, tell it, yes, tell us.
 
            Tell it through the Enterprise, if you can.
            Not a paper today has a greater demand.
            Why it’s being sent near and far.
            The Enterprise is blessed through the power of God.
 
                                                            Mrs. Ara Johnson
 
            Rev. Thomas Wilson of Carlisle, Ky., preached at the morning and evening services at the Little Rock Christian Church.
 
            Prof. Charles Bland recently underwent an operation at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky.  He still remains at the hospital.
 
The following ministers were present at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night to assist Rev. A. Pope in his revival closing:  Revs. Bennett, Harris, and Moore.  A large audience enjoyed the closing services, which were very impressive.
           
            Prof. E. B. Toles is in receipt of an optimistic letter from one of our boys, Wilburn Robinson, who was recently inducted into the service of Uncle Sam.  His address at present is:  Pvt. Wilburn Robinson, Basic Flying School, Aviation Sq. 317, Courtland, Ala.
 
            Chester Reeves of Millersburg continues to be a the sick list.
 
            Rev. I. V. Foster, pastor of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church of Millersburg preached at the morning service.  At the night service, the Reverend Mrs. Foster preached.  Her text was “Supreme Happiness.”
 
            The rally held a Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church of Millersburg was a great success.  The grand total was eighty-four dollars.  A prize of one dollar was given to Miss Annie Baker, fifty cents to Robert Madden and Coiston Madden each.
 
            The district meeting held at the Second Christian Church of Millersburg, Ky., was a great meeting Saturday and Sunday.  Elder Johnson of Germantown spoke on “Freedom.”
 
            Mrs. Dorothy Simms of Covington was the guest of Mrs. Pearl B. Raymond of Millersburg, Ky., Saturday and Sunday.  Mrs. Simms returned to Covington on Sunday.
 
            Eugene Butler, Paris; Wm. E. Johnson, Germantown; Cornelius Daniels, Misses Willa Berry and Bernice Ecton of Millersburg were dinner guests of Miss Manthana Briggs of Millersburg.  A delightful dinner was served and was enjoyed by all.
 
            Miss Nannie Butler of Paris was the dinner guest of Miss Willa January at her home Sunday.  She also was the night guest Saturday.  Miss Lillian Moore also was the night guest of Miss January.
 
            Miss Lillian Bradley of Paris was the night guest of Miss Erie Berry.  She also was the dinner guest Sunday of Miss Berry.
 
Rev. L.L. Dickerson of Covington, Ky., and A. D. Gault of Maysville, Ky., were guests Saturday night of Mr. and Mrs. Will Simms of Millersburg, Ky. Rev. Dickerson returned to Covington Sunday morning and Mr. Gault returned to Mayslick Sunday afternoon.      
 
Miss Ida Belle Claxton arrived in Paris, Thursday to spend the weekend with her relatives and friends.  She spent Friday with her aunt in Claysville, Miss Ella Gae, also her uncle and aunt, Clon Davis.  She returned to her work Monday morning.
 
Mrs. Irene Lewis Rankins left Tuesday morning to join her husband, Sgt. Buford Rankins, now stationed at Springfield, Mo.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1943

Elder C. H. Johnson of Germantown, Ky. was the overnight guest of Mrs. Lucinda Porter of Millersburg, Ky.
 
               Rev. I. H. Moore and wife were overnight guests of Mrs. Laura Lawson in Millersburg Saturday night.  They left Sunday morning for Paris, Ky.
 
               Mrs. Commodore, president of W.M.S. of District 3 was the overnight guest of Mrs. Alice Lawson.
 
               Wm. E. Johnson, Elder C. H. Johnson and Mrs. Commodore returned to their homes in Germantown late Sunday afternoon.  They report a very successful district meeting.
 
               Mrs. Bessie M. Daniels of Millersburg, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Foxx of Hamilton, O., returned home with her two children Saturday.  Mrs. Foxx was before her marriage, Miss Eugena Daniels.
 
               Raymond Higgins of Indiana visited his mother, Mrs. Carrie Higgins in Millersburg, Ky. Saturday.  He returned to Indiana on Sunday.
 
               Rev. L. L. Dickerson of Covington, Ky., delivered a sermon at the Second Christian Church in Millersburg, Ky. Saturday night.
 
                        Miss Mary Butler of North Middletown, Ky. and Mrs. Strawder of the same place attended the district meeting at Millersburg on Saturday.  Mrs. Strawder sang two solos, while Miss Butler made an interesting talk.
 
               The class instructed by Miss Ethel Elfenbein will not meet tonight on account of her being out of the city.
 
               Mrs. Mary L. Goins of Cincinnati, O., has arrived in Paris to visit her mother, Mrs. Nannie Williams on Chaplin Street for a few days.  She is expected to return to her home Saturday of this week.
 
               Cpl. John W. Botts, Jr., who is stationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, is home visiting his relatives in Lexington and Paris.  He will return to his post Sunday, January 24th.
 
               “Hep Cats!”  There will be a social and “fare you well” party, Thursday night, Jan 21st for the young men who leave Friday for the armed forces.  Time 8 p.m.
until.  There will be a small admission of 5 and 10 cents.  Everyone is welcome!  Sponsored by the Young Men’s Club of Paris.
 
               The Epworth League of Wood’s Chapel, Millersburg, Ky., met on Sunday night at the church.  The discussion was based on “Samuel”.  The president, Mrs. Mary P. Reeves was absent on account of her husband’s illness.
 
               Harry Lee Baker of the U.S. Army was expected to return to Camp Tuesday.  He has been visiting his mother in Millersburg, Ky.
 
               Mrs. Lizzie Johnson of Millersburg gave an address “The Woman’s Part In Improving World’s Conditions” at the district meeting Saturday at Millersburg, Ky.  She brought out several excellent points in the discussion.
 
               Mrs. I.H. Moore gave a substitute address for Mrs. Commodore at the district convention in Millersburg, Ky., last Saturday.
 
               The high point of the district convention at Millersburg, Ky. Saturday was reached Saturday afternoon when the following program was presented:  Song, choir (Millersburg); scripture, Miss Willa January; prayer, Cornelius Daniels; reading, Miss Nannie Butler (Paris); reading, Miss Greta Reeves; solo, Miss Lillian Bradley; solo, Mrs. Dorothy Simms (Covington); instrumental solo, Miss Simpson (Carlisle);
solo, Little Miss Summers (Carlisle); solo, Mrs. Hamilton, Carlisle; reading, Eugene Butler (Paris); poem, Wm. E. Johnson, Germantown; address, “The Young People’s Conference”, Eugene Butler, Paris; talk “Y, P, C”, Elder Johnson, Germantown; offering, song, benediction, Cornelius Daniels.  Miss Willa January, mistress of ceremony.  
 
               Crit Davis of Millersburg remains on the sick list and wishes to see his friends.
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1943
 
The mid-week prayer service of North Middletown Church was held at the residence of Mrs. Strawder, Wednesday night with the devotionals conducted by Chas. Greene.
 
The services are growing in interest as well as numerically.  All are requested to avail themselves of the opportunity to attend these services and bring some friends with you.  Rev. C. B. Gentry.
 
Mrs. Mollie Burrell and Mrs. Laura Small left Wednesday morning for Dayton, O., for a visit with their nephew, Robert Crumbie who is a patient at the Veteran’s Hospital.
 
Rev. I. H. Moore, pastor of Seventh St. Christian Church, has moved his family into the church parsonage on Williams St.  The number is 607.
 
George Arnold Scruggs is ill at his residence on Kelly Street.  His friends are hoping that his illness will be brief.  He wishes to see his school friends.
 
The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will have a fish fry and chitterling supper at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Harris Saturday night.  President, Mrs. Emma Johnson.
 
Mrs. Amanda Helmes of Watson St. entertained with an informal Sunday dinner at her residence in honor of her nephew, Pvt. Robert T. Martin, of North Carolina.  The guests reported an enjoyable time.
 
The Sunbeam Club of the First Baptist Church will meet tonight (Thursday) at the residence of Mrs. Clara Fields.  All members are urged to be present.  Business of importance.
 
The class taught by Miss Ethel Elfenbien will not meet tonight on account of the teacher being out of town.
 
Chester Reeves of Millersburg was removed to Massie Memorial in Paris, Tuesday.
 
The Missionary Society of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church met at the home of Mrs. Maria Williams in Millersburg, Ky.
 
Eugene Butler, Paris and William E. Johnson, Germantown, Ky. were the overnight guests of Miss Manthana Griggs of Millersburg, Ky.
 
Lee Samuel Breckenridge and Lee Tom Vanhook of Millersburg, are to be inducted into the U.S. Army, Friday, January 22nd. The best wishes of the community go with them.
 
Noble Vinson Allen from the U.S. Army was a visitor in Millersburg, Saturday.
 
Paris Western Tigers are playing the Mt. Sterling basketball team in Paris Friday night.  You should attend and see our boys in action.  The admission charges will be 17 and 22 cents.  So far, Western Tigers have not lost a game this season.  Let’s give the boys a capacity house Friday night.  The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.  Prof. Chas. Buckner has charge of the Western Tigers.
 
Gayle Simpson, a junior student in Paris Western, is leaving Paris Friday afternoon for Louisville, Ky., to spend the weekend with his brother, Roger Simpson.  He anticipates returning to Paris for the beginning of the second semester school work.
 
Mrs. Cora Evans, who has been ill for some time at her home on Kelly St., is reported as being improved.
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1943
 
                  Mr. and Mrs. George Griggs of Millersburg, Ky., left recently for Lockland, Ohio.  Mrs. Griggs before her recent marriage was Miss Emma Dora Johnson.
 
                  Mrs. Anna Belle Taylor of Millersburg, Ky., left Wednesday for Louisville, Ky.
 
                  Mrs. I. V. Foster of Millersburg, Ky., left Wednesday for Covington, Ky.  She is supposed to return Friday.
 
            The annual semester examination at Western High School will be completed today.  The new semester is scheduled to begin Monday morning.  Miss M.E. Kellis urges all parents to have pupils begin at the opening and give regular attendance.
 
            Mrs. Mary Gibbs and Mrs. Langhorn of Washington, Ky., were the guests of Rev. and Mrs. Richard Hughes at their residence Saturday and Sunday.  They returned to their home Monday.
 
            Rev. Richard Hughes announces his Sunday services as follows:  St. Paul Methodist Church---
            Church school        10:00 a.m.
            Morning worship   11:00 a.m.
            Morning worship and class leaders’ rally at 11:00 a.m., sponsored by Mrs. Laura Ayers, district stewardess.
            Union service at First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. J.C. Harris preaching.
            7:30 p.m., Night service at St. Paul Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Hughes preaching.
The public is invited to each of the above services.
 
            Johnson Turner, sophomore student at Paris Western High School, volunteered in Lexington Wednesday, January 20th, passed the physical examination and is expected to leave for army training soon.
 
            Mr. and Mrs. Roxie Smith spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Carr in Columbus, Ohio.  They have reported an enjoyable visit.
 
            Pvt. Spears Johnson, Co. H. Second Battalion, 1st Reg. Fort McClelland, Alabama, has arrived for a 14 day furlough with his father, Rev. Elisha Johnson.
 
            The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will have a fish fry and chitterling supper at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Harris, Saturday night.                              
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 1943
 
            The Amanda Smith Society of Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church met at the home of the President, Mrs. Banksie Robinson, Thursday, Jan. 21st with a large attendance.  There were sixteen present.  A delicious three-course lunch was served and greatly enjoyed.
 
            Miss Alpha Pryor, who underwent an operation at Massie Hospital, Paris, Ky., has been removed to her home on Lilleston Avenue and is reported as rapidly improving.  She wishes to see her friends.
 
            Gayle Simpson, who lives on the Lexington-Paris road, is visiting his brother, Roger Simpson in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
            Mrs. Minnie M. Street of Louisville, Ky., was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Taylor of Millersburg, Thursday evening.  Mrs. Taylor returned to Louisville with Mrs. Street to be with her daughter, Mary E. Taylor during an operation.
 
            Sergeant Frank Mussinon from Camp Dix, New Jersey, has arrived in Paris to spend his furlough with his aunt, Mrs. Jessie Hogue.  Sergeant Mussionon is a graduate of Paris Western High School and attended Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Ky.  He is favorably known in Paris, Ky., where he has many friends who wish him success.
 
            Charles Rankins has accepted a defense job in Richmond, Ky., as foreman in a lumberyard.  He is already on the job and doing well.
 
            Among the early English colonists, we find that poetry writing flourished. Later, prose writing came on the scene.  Our Paris friends seem to have native ability at this art.  Read the following original poem by Drucilla Hall, grade five in Paris Western school. 
Subject:  Soldier’s Rest
                                      Somewhere on a cold, cold ground
                                                Lie a man in a suit of brown.
                                                He’s trying to sleep and be free,
                                                But he hasn’t a soft bed like me.
                                                We should pray for him day after day
                                                Ask God to show him the way.
                                                And some place where we can’t see
                                                To give him a soft bed like me.
                                                                        (signed) : Drucilla Hall
                                                                        Grade 5, Western School
                                                                                         Paris, Ky.

            The third basketball game of the season was played Friday night on the Paris Western floor between Mt. Sterling and the Western Tigers resulting in a decision of 43 to 13 in favor of Western Tigers.  Quite a nice crowd attended the game.  Prof. Chas. Buckner had charge of the Tigers.
 
            Prof. E. B. Toles is in receipt of the following invitation:
 
            Mrs. Myra Johnetta Mebane Thomas requests the honor of your presence at her senior piano recital, Friday evening, January twenty-nine, nineteen hundred forty-three, at Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio at eight-thirty o’clock.
 
            Charles Edward Bishop, Maceo Bishop, Jr., Geo. Clay, Thos. K. Hayden, all national defense workers, are in Paris today, spending the week-end with relatives and friends.
 
J. B. Russell, another of our favorite Paris boys, is expected to leave for army training next Friday. The good wishes of our community go with him.
 
James (Jimmie Berry) sends this excerpt to be read to the Boys’ Hi-Y and classes at Western High School.  He is now stationed at Chico, California.  May I pass the thought of the excerpt to you?
 
Long life is denied us; therefore let us do something to show that we have lived. He gives not best who gives most. But he gives most who gives best.  It is not wealth, nor ancestry, but honorable conduct and a noble disposition that make men great. 
The road ahead is not smooth but its milestone point to a new prosperity.  The reins must be held taunt, hands steady, eyes always looking ahead.  You must conserve every moment, nothing can be allowed to clutter the roads to slow your progress.
 
Buddie Cox of Dayton, O., has arrived to be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Washington E. Garner, Paris, Ky.
 
Rev. A. Pope, Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church closed a very successful revival last Sunday night with something like 12 additions.  The meeting was very enthusiastic from beginning to end.  Cooperation of city pastors and congregations was excellent.  Rev. Pope deserves commendation for his earnestness in this religion effort.
 
Sergeant Frank Mussinon from Camp Dix, New Jersey attended the Mt. Sterling-Paris basketball game, Friday night at Western High School.  He is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Jessie Hogue in Paris, Ky.
 
 
IN MEMORIAM
Paris, Ky.
Jan 21, 1943
 
            In loving remembrance of our sister and auntie, Lue Mymie Ransom, who departed this life Jan. 21, 1942, one year ago today.
 
She left us but her memory lingers still.
Our life has been so dark and dreary,
But it was God’s blessed will.
Our one happiness is in knowing
Some sweet day we’ll meet again.
In the city over yonder, that was not built by hands.
 
So sadly missed by her sister, Mrs. Mary Hall and brothers, Mr. Geo. Ransom of Paris, Ky., Mr. Jake Ransom of Dayton, Ohio, aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews.
 
CARDS OF THANKS
Paris, Kentucky
January 21, 1943
 
            We wish to express our sincere thanks and keenest appreciation to all our relatives and friends, also our neighbors for their kindnesses and sympathy shown to us during our bereavement on account of the death of our uncle, Mr. John Smith.  Particularly do we thank the Rev. J. T. Bennett for his consoling words, the choir for singing and Rev. J. C. Harris.  Also the donors for the floral designs and Mr. W. L. Dickinson for his efficient services.
 
                                                (Signed) Mrs. Nannie Harris
 
COLORED DEATHS
 
            James Ransom died late Saturday afternoon at his residence in Fairview. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Mary L. Ransom; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hutsell,  Miss Ida Ransom. Mrs. Sadie Bradford, and Mrs. Henrietta Jackson; one son, Jess Ransom; three sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, Mrs. Cynthia Hamilton, and Mrs. Sallie Evans; four grandchildren; and other relatives.  The body was removed to E.J. Martyn Funeral Home.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1943
 
         The Little Rock school submits the following honor roll:  Alzada Moore, 8th grade, A; Ada Mae Hall, 5th grade, A: Lamar Berry, 7th grade, B; Doretha Green, 5th grade, B; Clarence Greene, 7th grade; B; Louise Patton, 5th grade, B.  Mrs. Alice Hillman, teacher.
 
         Mrs. Minnie J. Hitch, instructor at Kentucky State College, Frankfort, Kentucky, spent the weekend at her home in Paris.
 
         Rev. E. B. Toles conducted the morning services Sunday at Prall Street Christian Church, Lexington, Ky.  While there, he was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Higgins 140 East Seventh Street.
 
         Mrs. Alice Hillman of Little Rock was a visitor in Paris Saturday.
 
         Ed Berry of Little Rock, Ky., was a business visitor in Paris Saturday.
 
         Funeral services for James Ransom, who died Saturday afternoon, will be held Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.  Rev. Bennett officiating.  Burial in North Middletown.
 
         Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams entertained with a supper Monday night in honor of his brother, Pvt. Georgie Berry.  Guest were Pvt. Georgie Berry, Albert Berry, Leonard Berry, Miss Maud Porter, Miss Mary Hazel Evans.
 
         Mrs. Rosa Mae Patterson, who underwent an operation at Massie Hospital several weeks ago, continues to improve at her residence on West Seventh Street.  She wishes to see her many friends who have been so kind to her during her illness.
 
         George Arnold Scruggs, who has been ill at his home on Kelly St., is reported as being improved.  He is still shut-in and wishes to see his school friends.
 
Mrs. Mamie Moore was a business visitor at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Toles, 118 Kelly St., Friday afternoon.
 
Mrs. James Letton remains on the sick list at her home on Lilleston Avenue.
 
Prof. W. C. Evans has returned from Columbus, O., where he was called to the bedside of a sick relative.
 
Pfc. George B. Berry is here on a visit from his camp in Baton Rogue, La.
 
The female chorus of First Baptist Church acquitted itself well in the Sunday services.  The singing was superior in many respects and deserves commendation.
 
Word has been received in Paris to the effect that Prof. C. H. Bland is improving at Good Samaritan Hospital , Lexington and is expected to soon be able to return to Paris.
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1943
 
                  Mrs. Alice G. Quisenberry and little daughter Sandra Ann have arrived from Nashville, Tenn. for a visit with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Garner, West Second St., Paris, Ky.
 
                  Miss Mary Parker and Miss Lillian Blackburn spent the weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
                  Mr. and Mrs. James Ecton of Gano Street, were the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Harris Sunday afternoon on Watson Street.
 
                  Mrs. John Reed, member of Prall St. Christian Church, Lexington, Ky., is seriously ill at her residence in Charlotte Court.
 
                  Eddie W. Stivers of Canton, O. is visiting his mother, Mrs. Minnie Stivers, North Middletown, Ky.
 
                  The Stewardess Board No. 2 of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky., met Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Millersburg, Ky.
 
                  Mrs. Clarine Polk and son Horace Polk, and Rev. J. V. Foster of Millersburg, Ky., were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor of Millersburg, Ky.
 
                  Rev. J. V. Foster, pastor of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky. preached at the morning services.
 
                  Rev. I. H. Moore of Paris, Kentucky was the dinner guest Saturday of Mrs. Wm. Mason of Millersburg, Ky.
 
                  While in Millersburg, Ky., Rev. Moore was the overnight guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson of Millersburg.
 
                  Rev. I. H. Moore preached the morning services Sunday at the Second Christian Church in Millersburg, Ky.  He also preached at the afternoon and night services at the church.
 
                  Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lathan of Dayton, Ohio were visitors in Millersburg, Ky., Sunday.
 
                  Mrs. Laura Thompson is visiting her sister’s relatives in Currentsville.  She is from Dayton, O.
 
                  The Phyllis Wheatly Girls held their monthly meeting at the residence of Hattie Letton.  After the usual business meeting, a program was rendered, the theme of which was: Some famous Negroes.  Mrs. Sallie W. Stewart was discussed by Miss Eloise Thomas, Mrs. Hallie Q. Brown by Miss Frances Johnson, president R. B. Atwood, by Miss Bertha Rankins, Dr. Geo. W. Carver, by Miss Jessie G. Fields.  President, Miss Bertha Rankins; secretary, Miss Margaret Rankins.
 
                  Miss Rebecca Pierce has resumed her studies at Kentucky State College in Frankfort, Ky., after a brief illness at her home in Paris.
 
                  Mrs. Lenora Whaley and Miss Delphia Hughes on Hanson St. are among our sick folks.  Their many friends are wishing a speedy recovery for them.
 
                  Mrs. Lummie French and Mrs. Elmeter Screech were visitors Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Sallie Toles on Kelly St.
 
                  James Arnold Scruggs who has been ill at his home on Kelly St. is improving rapidly.  He expects to be out in a few days.
 
                  Mr. and Mrs. Clark Gay, Mr. and Mrs. James  Ecton, and John Harris motored to Carlisle, Ky. Saturday evening visiting friends and relatives.  They have reported an enjoyable trip.
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1943
 
                  Miss Amanda Johnson of Cincinnati, O. is visiting her sister, Mrs. Margaret Roy.
 
                  Mrs. Lizzie Moore of Lexington was a visitor of Mrs. Mattie Johnson Sunday, January 23rd.
 
                  Mrs. Walter Mae Jones and infant son from Lexington, Ky., are visiting their mother and father on High St.
 
                  The funeral of James Ransom was conducted at the First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. J. T. Bennett officiating.  Mr. Ransom was one of our good and faithful citizens.
 
                  Mrs. Mary Goins of Cincinnati, O., who has been visiting her mother in Paris, has returned to her home.
 
                  The mid-week prayer service will be held at Seventh Street Christian Church Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.  The general public is invited to attend.
 
                  Rev. I. H. Moore, pastor of Seventh Street Christian Church, has arrived in Paris today for several evangelistic points.  He now resides on William Street.
 
                  “Hep Cats!  There will be given a “Quiz Social” at the American Legion Hall, Thursday night, Jan. 28th.  Time 8 p.m. until.  Prices 10c and 15 cents.  Sponsored by C.W. Ransom and Anthony Henderson, members of the Young Men’s Club of Paris.
 
                  Prof. E. B. Toles was a visitor at Good Samaritan Hospital Sunday afternoon to see several of his friends who are patients.
 
                  The usual class service and prayer meeting will be held at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, Friday night.  The Rev. A. Pope will officiate.
 
                  Mrs. James Letton, Lilleston Ave., is thought to be slightly improved.  Her many friends continue to ask about her, hoping she may soon be normal again.
 
                  The adult education classes at Western school taught by Misses Davis and Buford continue their night sessions.  You are invited to enroll at any time and take advantage of this rare opportunity.
 
                  Mrs. Sarah Bedinger and Mrs. Lou Gaines on Brook St. remain on the sick list and would be glad to see their friends.
 
                  Mrs. Mary Bishop, Brook St. is reported as improving in health.  Her many friends will be pleased to have this information.
 
                  Miss Mary E. Bryant, who has a position in Dayton, O., writes that she likes her work and getting along all right.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bryant and a graduate of Paris Western High School.
 
                  Mrs. Josephine Eley has returned to her position at Newport News, Va., after a pleasant visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White.  Her husband accompanied her.
 
                  Miss Annie White, beautician in Louisville, Ky. has returned to her position after a visit with relatives and friends in Paris.
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1943
 
               The twenty-fifth anniversary of the organist, Maceo Bishop of St. Paul Methodist Church, will be observed Sunday, 3p.m. at the church.  A varied musical program will be presented and each member and friend is requested to bring one penny for each year.
 
               There will be given at the Zion Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, 3 p.m., an “Age Pew” rally.  Each member is to give one penny for each year of his age.  The Rev. A. Pope of Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church will preach for the rally and his choir will sing.  The Busy Bee Club is sponsoring the above “Age Pew Rally.”  Rev. J. C. Harris is pastor of the church.  All friends are invited to attend.
 
               One of our boys, Pvt. Spears Johnson, who is spending his furlough in Paris with his father, Rev. Elisha Johnson, has sent the following original poem:
 
“I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY”
 
                                                   As I go along my way,
                                                   It’s not unusual that I have
                                                   Nothing to say, not yesterday
                                                   nor today
                                                   I still have nothing to say.
 
                                                   Gossip, gossip, day by day,
                                                   Slowly pouncing upon its prey,
                                                   Some people think I’m not as
                                                   wise as they.
                                                   Yet, I still have nothing, nothing
                                                          to say.
 
                                                   I never pry into others’ affairs
                                                   And my business is not a subject
                                                       of theirs.
                                                   I never repeat what gossip I’ve heard.
                                                   For I think it the wiser to observe.
                                                   But I still have nothing, nothing to say.
 
                                                                                       Pvt. Spears Johnson
 
               The junior class at Paris Western school is making preparations to observe Negro history week at the school.  The entire program will center around the achievements of the Negro, especially historical.
 
               The inclement weather has prevented the county students from being in school so far this week.  Teachers and students at Western school are hoping that the roads will be cleared enough by the middle of the week for the students to resume their studies.
 
               The mid-week prayer service of North Middletown Christian Church was held Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Fields.  Messrs. Fields and Strawder conducted the devotional part of the meeting.
 
               The prayer service at St. Paul Methodist Church was held last Thursday night with a good attendance.  The pastor, Rev. Richard Hughes feels that interest in the prayer service is growing each week and that much good will result from it, if all keep faithful to this God-given task.  The public is invited to attend each Thursday evening.
 
               Paris Western High School faculty and students sent a lovely floral design as their tribute to family of the deceased James Ransom.
 
               Sergeant William Wheeler is among the shut-ins at his home on Lilleston Ave. and wishes to see his friends.
 
               Chas. Edward Bishop remains in Paris as guest of his parents.
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1943
 
               Mrs. Dorcas Chenault, who recently underwent an operation at the Massie Memorial Hospital, has greatly improved.  Her many friends are glad to have this information.
 
               Mrs. Mary Ella Williams of Louisville, Ky., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dorcas Chenault, who is a patient at Massie Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Williams is the daughter of Mrs. Dorcas Rankins.
 
               Mrs. Ida Downey spent several days in Covington, Ky., as guest of her husband, William Downey and friends.  She has now returned to her home in Paris.
 
               Pvt. Spears Johnson was a visitor at Paris Western High School Thursday afternoon.
 
               St. Paul Methodist Church announces its church program for Sunday as follows:
Church school,     10 a.m.
Morning worship 11 a.m.
The pastor, Rev. Richard Hughes delivering the message.
3 p.m. a special program honoring Maceo Bishop, organist for his twenty-five years of service. 
The program follows:  prelude, Maceo Bishop;
Processional; anthem, “Great and Marvelous”, choir
Scripture and prayer: Rev. Richard Hughes;
Anthem; Oh Be Joyful, choir;
Remarks, James Macon;
Anthem: I Have Set Watchmen Upon Thy Walls, choir;
Choir history: Miss Edna Wheeler;
“A Men’s Spiritual,” choir;
Church history: Prof. R.D. Grant;
“Sunset Glories of the West”, choir;
Remarks by the pastor, Rev. Hughes;
Closing, :Keep Me All the Way”,;
Mistress of Ceremonies: Mrs. Hughes;
Pastor, Rev. Richard Hughes
Evening service at St. Paul Methodist Church will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.
The general public is given a hearty welcome to any or all services.
 
               Miss M.E. Kellis announces that the nutrition class connected with the block national defense setup, will be conducted at Western School, beginning Monday night at 7:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend.
 
               Rev. J. V. Foster, pastor of Wood’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, reports a very successful ten day financial rally ending last Sunday at his church.  Desiring his members and friends to know much he appreciates their efforts he submits the finals of the three groups.  Group No. 1 – stewardesses and stewards, led by Mrs. Lucindy Porter and Mr. Porter, reported $37.01.  No. 2 group composed of stewardesses and trustees, led by Mrs. Nora Taylor and W. M. Simms, turned in $19.80.  No. 3 group , led by Rev. Foster, assisted by Miss Josephine Taylor and Mrs. Foster, turned in $29.60.  The grand total was $86.41.  Another added worthy feature of the rally was the donation of a load of coal to the church by Thomas Clay.  The last payment on the furnace of the church has been made.
 
               Mrs. Lottie Taylor and Crit Davis of Millersburg, Ky., are on the sick list and wish to see their friends.
 
               Rev. I. H. Moore of Paris, Ky., was the overnight guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson of Millersburg, Ky.  He also visited the school on Monday.
 
               The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will conduct a fish fry and chitterling supper Saturday night at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Harris on Eighth Street.  The public is invited to attend.
 
               George Arnold Scruggs on Kelly St. who has been ill for several weeks, is improving rapidly.  His many friends will be pleased to have this information.
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1943

The prayer service of North Middletown Christian Church was held at the home of Mrs. Minerva Hamilton. Devotionals were led by Mrs. Gentry. Remarks were made by Mrs. Emma Green and Mrs. Beauford Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ross, Mrs. Lizzie Lee and Mast Bert Mitchell were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ohed Engleman Thursday at their home, 501-F Aspendale, Lexington, Ky.

Mrs. Holt Biddle of 815 Sycamore Street, entertained Thursday night with a Kentucky oyster supper. The guest included Mrs. Johnnie Henderson, Mrs. Lucille Hughes, Miss Ada Ferguson, Miss Florence Ferguson, Miss Sue Johnson, Mrs. Anna B. Brown and the hostess.

Mrs. Mary Howe, Mrs. Carrie Wheeler, Mrs. Naomi Hutsell, Mrs. Alice Anderson, and Mrs. Lucy Roseberry of Dayton, O., motored to Lexington Thursday afternoon and were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hutsell to see Mrs. Lida Bailey who is on the sick list.

There will be a program at the Zion Baptist Church Sunday, February 14th at 3 p.m. entitled “A Salute to the Negro,” sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Davis, for the benefit of the Willing Workers Club. A silver offering will be asked. The public is invited to attend.

Mrs. Alice Johnson Roseberry is enjoying a delightful trip with relatives in Pennsylvania. She is expected to remain this week.

The celebration of the Negro History Week will begin Monday at Western High School at 2:15 p.m. The program will be presented by the Junior Class.

PROGRAM

Mistress of ceremonies Josephine Miller.
Accompanist Willa January

Song Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Scripture Lena Jones
Prayer Phillip Strawder

Portraits of a Few Eminent Negro Americans
Marion Anderson Margaret Ransom
Mary McLeod Bethune Nannie Butler
Benjamin O. Davis Julian Brown
Paul Robeson Ollie Bradley
William E. Dubois Gayle Simpson

Song Drop your net

Charles S. Johnson Eugene Butler
Katherine Dunham Frances Johnson
Rex Ingram Edward Washington
William G. Still Ollie Stevenson
Richard Wright Marie Berry

Song Give Me A Voice To Sing

Remarks. The public is invited to attend. No admission.

Mrs. Jennie Oral, Chicago, Ill., sister of Dr. T.T. Wendell, Lexington, Ky., also sister of Mrs. Mary Kellis, died in Chicago, February 3rd, 1943.

Mrs. Mollie D. Russell received a letter from her son, Pvt. Joseph B. Russell, in which he stated that he would like for his friends to know that he arrived safely in Flight A, 357 F.S.S. Sq., Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Mrs. Carolyn Johnson, of Richmond, Kentucky, was a visitor in Paris Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents on Chaplin Street.

Prof. Charles Bland, who is now a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington continues to improve. His many Paris friends will be pleased to have this encouraging information.

Word has been received in Paris from Mrs. Emily Robinson to the effect that the first semester examinations at West Kentucky Vocational College, Paducah, Ky., has just ended and that only two outstanding averages have been made. She has the honor of standing first. Mrs. Robinson is a product of Paris Western School. Her many Paris friends will be pleased to hear of her success.

Mr. Maceo Bishop, Jr. and Mr. Geo. Clay, Jr., from Lexington, Ky., spent the weekend in Paris with their parents. They have been reported as doing good work in National Defense.

The union prayer services were held at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Wednesday night with excellent attendance. The usual class night service was held Friday night.

A Rural Pastors’ Institute was conducted at Frankfort, Ky., during the entire week under the head of Home Missions’ Council of North America. Twenty-three denominations were represented. The faculty of Kentucky State College assisted with the instruction, while the following composed the main staff: Dr. Edgar A. Love and Dr. Dumont Clark. Rev. J. T. Bennett, Rev. A. Pope, and Rev. Richard Hughes, of Paris attended the Friday’s session; visited the girls’ dormitories and Mrs. Grace Sullivan Morton. She was the dinner guest of Prof. and Mrs. J. W. Roberts.

Mrs. Lucy Smith and grandson, Robert Brent, who have been visiting Mrs. Mary L. Brent, Dayton, O., for several days, were expected to return to Paris Saturday.

Rev. J.C. Harris attended the Rural Ministers’ Institute at Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday. He reports an interesting meeting.

“THE CHURCHES TODAY”
“Forsake Not the Assembling of Yourselves”

ST. PAUL METHODIST
Rev. Richard Hughes

10 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship and Holy Communion
3 :00 p.m. Women’s Society of Christian Service, “Love Program”
7:30 p.m. Sunday closing services

ZION BAPTIST
Rev. J. C. Harris

Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Service 11 a.m. Beginning of Negro History Week.
The pastor will speak from the theme, “The Dawn of a Brighter Day for the Negro.”
At 3 p.m., Joint Communion Service with First Baptist Church at Zion Church
7:30 Night Service at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. T. Bennett

Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Service 11 a.m.
3 p.m. Joint Communion Service with Zion Baptist Church
7:30 p.m. Union Service at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church with the
Rev. G. W. Andrews preaching.
SHORTER CHAPEL A.M.E CHURCH
Rev. A. Pope

Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m., the presiding Elder, Rev. Andrews
7:30 Union Night Service with Rev. Andrews preaching. The A.M.E.
choir will sing.

SEVENTH STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Rev. I. H. Moore

Sunday School 10 a.m.
Morning Service 11 a.m.
Youth Meeting 6 p.m.
Union at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1943

Rev. E.B. Toles was the dinner guest Sunday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon B. Holtz, Mayslick, Ky.

The presiding elder, G.W. Andrews was the guest speaker at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday. While in the city, he stopped at the parsonage with Rev. A. Pope, pastor of Shorter Chapel.

The Sophomore Class at Western school is making ready to present the comedy drama, “Let’s Get Married” during this month. The exact date and details of this excellent play will be given later. Watch the Enterprise.

Western Tigers made a hurried trip Friday night to Cynthiana, Ky., and defeated Banneker High School in a basketball game.

The night union services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night was largely attended. The Rev. G. W. Andrews delivered an eloquent sermon and the choir sang beautifully.

The play entitled, “Father Spilled the Beans” was skillfully presented by the eighth grade class and teacher at Western school last Wednesday evening. Every character in the play acquitted himself well and the audience enjoyed every moment of the time.

You are again reminded of the free programs at Western school observing Negro history week. The public is invited. The program for Tuesday, 2:15 follows in this issue of the paper.

The nutrition class conducted at Western school last Thursday was well attended and has created much favorable comment, all seem to be looking forward to the class this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines remain ill at their residence on Brook Street. Mr. Gaines recently suffered a slight stroke.

Joe Lester, who resided on Kelly St. for quite a time, has moved to the house on Water Street, made vacant by James Clem and family.

The adult night schools taught at Western High School by Misses Mary Lue Davis and Jessie E. Buford are making satisfactory progress. Enrollments are still in order. Why not enter this week?

The Negro history program for this Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. will be presented by the Seventh grade.

PROGRAM

Mistress of ceremonies Alice Patterson
Accompanist Julia Lannon
Introductory remarks Alice Patterson
Song Steal Away
Scripture Bedford Steele
Prayer Ann Smith
Song He Knows How Much We Can Bear

PAGEANT: TWO RACES

CHARACTERS:

Sam, a Negro Boy John W. Gaines
Gilbert, a White Boy William Letton
Spirit of Negro Progress Matilda Butler
Uncle Sam Sam Scott
Adventure Herbert Thomas
Invention Argerta Booker
Bravery Bettie Jane Ransom
Oratory Frieda M. Hall
Poetry Alma Reed
Music Ramona F. Baker
Marian Anderson Nannie Bradley

Song America
Remarks.

You are cordially invited.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1943

Mrs. Garland Brown has received word from her husband, Staff Sgt. Garland Brown saying that he arrived safely somewhere in England and wishes to be remembered to his friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Holtz of Mayslick, Ky., entertained the following guests at dinner Sunday at their rural residence: Mr. and Mrs. January, Miss Anna A. Gault and Rev. E. B. Toles. The afternoon was spent in songs and prayer.

The presiding elder, G.W. Andrews having been the guest speaker at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday, resumed his itinerary Monday morning. While in Paris, he was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. A. Pope at the church parsonage.

Thos. L. Hayden, defense worker in Lexington, Ky., spent the weekend with his family in Paris, Ky.

Geo. Hall and Wilbur Taylor from the U.S. Navy Camp Robert Smalls, Great Lakes, Ill., were visitors at Paris Western School today.

Miss Jane Patterson of this city now holds the position as a under clerk at the Air Service Command at Patterson Field, O. Miss Patterson is a product of Paris Western High School. Her many Paris friends will be glad to hear of her success.

The following persons compose the Block Defense set up:

Zone A-3—Zone leaders: Mrs. Wm. Wright and Miss Lillie Williams.
Sector leaders: Miss Ruby Simpson, Mrs. Celia Fields, Miss Delphia Hughes.
Block leaders: Miss Mabel Lewis, Mrs. Martha Brent, Miss Cozine Willis, Miss
Anna Swinford, Mrs. Corine Baker, Mrs. Mary D. Thomas, Mrs.
Jessie Hogue, Mrs. Alice Roseberry, Miss Elleanor Jackson,
Miss Mary Fisher, Mrs. Gertrude Butler, Mrs. Lucille Crooks,
Mrs. Fannie Lanon, Mrs. Clara Williams.

Zone A-4—Zone leaders: Mrs. Effie Thomas; Rucker St., Mrs. Wianoe
Hayden, Mrs. Ollie Rankin; Kelly St., Mrs. Sallie
Toles, Mrs. Lucy Brown, Mrs. Nancy Reed;
Chaplin St., Mrs. Leonia Menefee, Mrs. Laura
Lester, Mrs. Ova Ross, and Miss Mary L. Gaines.
Brook St., Miss Mary L. Davis, Mrs. Dorothy
Wade and Mrs. Amelia Brooks.

The Negro history program for Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. will be presented by the freshman class. You are cordially invited to attend.

PROGRAM

Mistress of ceremonies Margaret Mack
Accompanist Nannie Lou Letton
Introductory Remarks Margaret Mack
Song My Lord What A Morning
Bible Quotations Mary E. Kohler
Reading - At The Closed Gate of Justice Emily Johnson
Reading - Ode to Ethiopia Mary Stivers
Poem - Ode to Our Boys William Nutter
Selection Quartette
Life of Paul Lawrence Dunbar Willie Mae Hutsell
Reading – The Colored Band Virginia Lindsay
Reading – Frederick Douglas Geraldine Dale
Remarks Robert Parker and Robert
Ransom

The W.M.S. of the Second Christian Church of Millersburg, Ky., met at the church Sunday. Mrs. Sarah Breckenridge, president: Mrs. Lottie Bell Mason, secretary.

The No. 1 Stewardess Board of Woods Chapel C.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky. met at the church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Mrs. F. V. Foster preached a wonderful sermon at the meeting. Mrs. Lucinda Porter, president; Mrs. Lizzie Anderson, secretary.

Rev. I.V. Foster, pastor of the Woods Chapel, C.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky., preached at the morning and night services at the church Sunday.

The Epworth League of Woods Chapel A.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky., met at the church Sunday evening. The president, Mrs. Mary P. Reeves was presiding.

Crit Davis of Millersburg, Ky., continues to be on the sick list.

A sock social will be given at the Second Christian Church of Millersburg, Ky., Friday night, Feb. 12th. Mrs. Pearl Brown sponsor.

Pfc. Lee Johnson of Millersburg, Ky., while on furlough, spent several days in Ashland, Ky. While there, he was married to Miss Willene Franklin. They took a brief wedding trip to Ironton, Ohio, after which they left for Monroe, N.C. Mrs. Johnson will remain in North Carolina, while Pfc. Johnson resume his army work.

The Western High School students became so interested in the recent “Can” drive that a fourth grade student, Stafford Watts, composed the original poem, “The Soldier Boys.”

When we think of the boys over there
We often wonder how they fare,
Then we know with our sacrifice
They surely must be doing nice.

We want to help all we can
By giving iron, rubber, and tin
This is my latest plan,
To give my mother’s frying pan,
To help “Uncle Sam.”

Stafford Watts, Grade 4
Teacher, Mrs. E. P. Thomas

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1943

Mrs. Annie Bell Taylor, of Millersburg, Ky., was been visiting her daughters in Louisville, Ky., returned to her home last week.

Mrs. Lula Washington, of Millersburg, Ky., who has been visiting her relatives in Cincinnati, Ohio, returned to her home at Millersburg, Ky., Monday night.

Those taking part in the Old Folks’ concert at St. Paul Methodist Church, are requested to meet at the church for rehearsal Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Hughes, pastor.

Clarence Henderson, 517 Sprawling Street is confined to his bed with a light attack of influenza. He desires his many friends to visit him.

The Negro History program for Thursday at 2:15 will be a memorial service in memory of Dr. George Washington Carver. This program will be presented by the sophomore class.

PROGRAM

Mistress of ceremonies Bessie Mae Trumbo
Accompanist Elwood Steele
Introductory Remarks Bessie Mae Trumbo
Song “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”
23rd Psalm Lillian L. Bradley
Prayer Cornelius Daniels
Early Life Lula Smith
His Discoveries Samuel Washington
Song “Nobody Knows The Trouble I See”
His Living Creed Francis Chambers
He Was An Artist Roy Trotter
Selection “Precious Lord”
Among His Honors Melvia Anderson
Carver’s Research Will Be Continued Johnson Turner
Song “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”
Remarks
“Father Spilled The Beans,” a comedy by grade eight, will be repeated at Western School Wednesday night for the benefit of Seventh Street Christian Church. You are cordially invited to attend.

Paris Western High School boys and girls will participate in the 1943 annual state Bible Study project. The chapter “Blackout” is the lesson for discussion this week.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1943

There will be given a Kentucky oyster supper at 867 Lilleston Saturday night for the benefit of Zion Baptist Church. This supper will be sponsored by the Willing Workers Club under the leadership of Mrs. Nannie Harris. The public is invited to attend.

The adult night school at Western High School has recently been discontinued.

“Father Spilled The Beans,” a comedy drama was repeated at Western High School Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. by the eighth grade.

The pupils of the fifth grade class will present the following program Friday, Feb. 12th at Western High School at 2 p.m. No admission will be charged. The general public is invited to attend.

Song “Just a Bit on Cloth, But It’s Red, White and
Blue”
Prayer Thomas Bradley
Song “America My Homeland”
Playlet Young Patriots;
Duet, “Is There Any Better Country Than The
U.S.A.?”( Mollie McFarland and Christine
Parker)
A Few Facts About Washington Edith Tucker
Solo –“ Geo. Washington, Our Hero” Woodson Moore
Facts About Lincoln Cozette Snowden
Playlet “Investing for Uncle Sam”
Playlet “All Out For Victory”
Drill Smaller Group
Drill Larger Group

Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins, teacher.

Mrs. Geraldine Johnson has just returned home from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent a very pleasant week with her sister and brother-in-law.

Mr. and Mrs. McKohler have received word that their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Chapman have returned to Cincinnati, where Mr. Chapman has secured a defense job.

J. C. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White will be inducted into the Army the last of this week. Mr. White is a graduate of Paris Western High School.

Rev. I. H. Moore has returned from his evangelistic trip and may be contacted at his home on William Street.

The class meeting services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church will be held Friday night at the church at 7:30 p.m. Rev. A. Pope, the pastor requests all class leaders to be present.

A church meeting of interest was held at Seventh Street Christian Church Tuesday night. Rev. I. H. Moore, pastor was present. Bro. Andrew Hutsell was elected treasurer. Other offices were taken care of in the meeting.

Miss Frances Chambers of North Middletown and a student at Paris Western School, returned to her home near Midway, Ky., in order to see a relative inducted into the U.S. Army Friday. She is expected to resume her school about Tuesday.

Lattie A. Graham, who is stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, has been promoted to sergeant. His address is Co. D, 46th Qt. Reg., Fort Lewis, Wash.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1943

Mrs. Banksey Robinson, Gorey Avenue, Paris, Ky., has received the following poem from a relative, James Griffin, LaGrange, Ky., and asks that it be published. The subject : “Life”

“To the preacher, like a sermon
To the teacher life is school
Life’s a great thing to a thinker,
But a failure to a fool.”

To the faithful, honest worker,
Life’s a story ever new
My life is just what I made it,
My friend, “What is life to you?”

(Signed) James Griffin
LaGrange, Ky.

Preston Victor, from Fort Knox, was expected to arrive in Millersburg, Ky., Thursday night for a visit with relatives and friends.

Carl Miller of Cynthiana, Ky., was a visitor at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lizzie Massie in Millersburg, Ky.

You are again reminded of the “Sock Social” to be given at the Second Christian Church of Millersburg, Ky., Friday night, Feb. 12th. Mrs. Pearl Brown sponsor.

Crit Davis of Millersburg, Ky., continues ill at his home.

The sophomore class of Western High School rendered a memorial service program, Thursday afternoon, honoring the late Geo. Washington Carver, noted scientist. The program was very outstanding and greatly enjoyed by the student body and visiting friends.

Miss Georgia January, graduate of Paris Western school, but now filling a position at Wright’s Field, Dayton, O., writes to relatives in Millersburg, Ky., that she is doing well in her work.

There will be given a Trip Around the World at Zion Baptist Church Monday night, Feb. 15th. The Busy Bee Club is sponsoring this trip around the world. The general public is invited.

Dr. Chaplin Stevenson of Lexington, Ky., and his sister, Miss Willie B. Stevenson were guests of Prof. E. B. Toles at Western School Thursday afternoon.

There will be a Kentucky oyster supper at the home of Mrs. Lillie Richards, 867 Lylesville, Saturday night. Mrs. Nannie Harris is the sponsor.
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1943

Carl Hall from Dayton, O., is visiting his father, Sam Hall, 775 Connelly St., Paris, Ky.

Rev. James Conway of Nicholasville, Ky., is scheduled to preach at the Second Street Christian Church, Millersburg, Ky., Sunday, Feb. 14th. Members and friends are invited to attend the services.

The Stewardess Board No. 2 of Wood’s Chapel. C.M.E. Church of Millersburg, Ky., will be entertained by Miss Josephine Taylor and Mrs. Lizzie Massie of Millersburg, Sunday, Feb 14th at the home of Mrs. Harry Taylor.

The fifth grade of Paris Western High School presented a free victory program Friday afternoon. Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins, teacher, sponsored the program. Quite a few patrons and friends attended.

Reverend L. Turpin preached in Sharpsburg, Ky., last Sunday and remained there until Monday.

Paris Western Tigers lost to Dunbar Bearcats Thursday night by a score 24 to 40. The game was played in Lexington.

There will be given a program this afternoon at 3:15 p.m., entitled “A Salute to the Negro” at the Zion Baptist Church for benefit of Willing Workers’ Club. This program will be sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Davis. The public is invited to attend.

The “Amanda Smith” Missionary Society met at home of Mrs. Lizzie Lee Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. Business of importance was discussed after which a delightful two course luncheon was served. Mrs. Lizette Steele was guest of the meeting. Mrs. Banksie Robinson, president.

Mrs. Clotilla Spencer of Cincinnati, O., a product of Paris Western High School, graduated from Poro Beautician School in Cincinnati, and recently took her examination at Columbus, O. Having made a satisfactory average was awarded a diploma. She is now a graduate beautician. Her many Paris friends will be glad to hear of her success. Mrs. Clotilla Spencer is a daughter of Mrs. Clercy Belle French, who is temporarily located in Cincinnati, O.

Mr. Clarence Willis at 14 Rucker St. is confined to his bed at his home and desires his friends to visit him.

Mrs. Odessa Hall from Dayton, Ohio is visiting her husband, Carl Hall. Mrs. Eleanor Robinson from Dayton is visiting Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Mrs. Addie M. Williams, who had a fall recently, is doing very well at present, altho’ not yet able to work.

The following invitations have been issued: “You are cordially invited to attend a Surprise Valentine Tea Sunday, February 14th, 1943. Given by the Phyllis Wheatley Club at the residence of Mrs. Mattie Redmond, 523 West Eighth Street. Hours 3 p.m. until.

Rev. I.V. Foster, pastor Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church, Millersburg, Ky., announces the cottage prayer meeting for Wednesday night at the home of Mr. Wm. Brown at 7:30 p.m. He also announces the group leaders for the “White Elephant Rally” as follows: Sisters Lizzie Anderson, Nannie Anderson, Annie D. Jones, Lucinda Porter, Alice Lawson, Maria Williams, Mary A. Simms, Lula Washington, Mary J. Tucker, Nora Taylor, and Annie B. Taylor. These persons are requested to meet at the parsonage Monday night. All members of the Young People’s and Children’s Club will meet at the parsonage next Saturday.

The Progressive Club of Seventh Street Christian Church gave the pastor, Rev. I. H. Moore quite a surprise at the parsonage Tuesday night.

Mrs. Lottie Mason of Millersburg was a visitor at the home of Rev. and Mrs. I. H. Moore last Wednesday afternoon.

Rev. I. H. Moore is scheduled to leave Paris Monday to resume his state evangelist work in the southwestern part of Kentucky.

Paris Western High School basketball squad is scheduled to play Oliver High School in Winchester, Ky., Monday night; on Tuesday night, the “Western Tigers are scheduled to play the Dunbar Bearcats of Lexington on the Paris Western floor. Both of these games promise an unusual interest. You are invited to attend one or both of them.

Monday night 7:30 p.m., the Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will sponsor a program entitled “ A Trip Around the World.” All are invited.

Last Friday evening, Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Harris were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Grinney. Covers were laid for several who partook of the delicious repast.

Thursday night, Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Harris were special guests at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris on William Street, honoring the birthday of Mrs. Robert Harris, whose graciousness in preparation for the affair was lovely. The guests were quite complimentary and added their wishes for many more returns of the day. Mrs. Harris, in her usual affable manner, acknowledged the compliments.

WITH OUR CHURCHES TODAY

Seventh Street Christian Church
Rev. I. H. Moore.

Sunday school 10:30 a.m.
Morning service 11:00 a.m. Theme: “The Nations That Are Saved”
Youth Meeting 6 p.m.
Union service at night.

First Baptist Church
Rev. J. T. Bennett

Sunday school 10:30 a.m.
Morning worship 11 a.m.
3 p.m. Special Missionary meeting with the Rev. I. H. Moore speaking from
the subject, “The Last Words of Jesus.” Seventh Street Christian Church
choir and chorus singing. Union services at night.

Zion Baptist Church
Rev. J. C. Harris

Sunday school 10:30 a.m.
Morning service 11 a.m. The pastor will have as his subject, “The Ground of Fearlessness,”
3 p.m. Special service, “Salute to the Negro”, sponsored by Willing Workers’ Club, led by Miss Elizabeth Davis.
7:30 p.m. Union Service at First Baptist Church, with Rev. J.C. Harris preaching and his choir singing.

St. Paul Methodist Church
Rev. Richard Hughes

Church school 10:00 a.m.
Morning service 11:00 a.m. with the pastor speaking. St. Paul will observe all Sunday the raising of funds for Philander College. All persons are asked to turn in their envelopes.
7:30 p.m. Night Services

Tuesday night, at 7 p.m. rehearsal for Old Folks’ Concert; Friday night, Feb. 18th,
presentation of Old Folks’ concert at the church; Wednesday night, choir rehearsal;
Thursday night, prayer and class service.

Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church
Rev. A. Pope

Sunday school 10:30 a.m.
Morning services 11:00 a.m.
Union night service at First Baptist Church

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1943

Cpl. James E. Menefee from Camp Stewart, Ga., is expected to arrive in Paris today to spend his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Menefee on Chaplin St.

Prof. William C. Evans left Paris Saturday morning for Hampton, Virginia.

Mrs. Mary Cason attended the victory program given at Paris Western school Friday afternoon.

The sophomore class of Western school is scheduled to present in the auditorium of the school Wednesday, Feb. 24th, the comedy drama, “Let’s Get Married.” This charming play has entertained and delighted audience after audience and now comes to Western school highly recommended. Tickets for this play go on sale today. Be sure to get yours from one of the pupils of Western school. In a later issue of the Enterprise, more specific details will be given.

Mrs. Annie Fisher reports that her mother, who has been ill, is greatly improving at this writing. Her friends will glad to have this information.

Rev. E. B. Toles was the Sunday dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I. Siggins on East Seventh Street, Lexington, Ky.

The surprise Valentine tea Sunday at the home of Mrs. Mattie Redmon’s on Eighth Street was a decided success. Quite a number of her friends attended and enjoyed this unique affair.

The Girls’ and Boys’ Scouts in uniform attended in a body the victory program at Western school Friday. The boys acted as ushers, while the girls came forward and were introduced to the audience. Both of these groups were heartily applauded.

Mrs. Richard Harris and Mrs. J. C. Harris also Rev. and Mrs. I. H. Moore were among the patrons and friends at Paris Western school Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Flora Johnson, daughter and mother of Brittontown were visitors in Paris Saturday afternoon.

Floyd Hurley was a visitor in Paris the weekend, returning to his defense work Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hurley is one of the outstanding young men in Paris.

Mrs. Cornelia Freedman was a visitor in Paris Saturday.

Miss Ola D. Jacobs and her school pupils from Clintonville were guest visitors of Paris Western school Friday afternoon.

Paris Western Tigers are leaving tonight for Winchester, Ky., where they will play Oliver High School in a game of basketball. A representative delegation of citizens and students is expected to accompany Western Tigers.

It is thought that John Gaines of Brook St. is slightly improved. His wife remains the same.

The delegation of boys and girls that was to be taken to Wilberforce, O., setup has been delayed until further authorization notice.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1943

James Baker of Cincinnati, O., was the weekend of his son, Wayne Taylor Baker of Millersburg.

The No.2 Stewardess Board of Woods Chapel, C.M. E. Church of Millersburg, met at the residence of Mrs. Nora Taylor Sunday, Feb. 14. It was entertained by Mrs. Lizzie Massie and Miss Josephine Taylor. After the business meeting, a program was held, after which refreshments were served and enjoyed by all. The program was the following:

Song
Prayer Cornelius Daniels
Reading Mrs. Maria Williams
Solo Miss Willa January and Joe January
Reading Miss Bessie Parker
Solo Miss Josephine Taylor
Remarks Rev. and Mrs. Foster
Short Talk Miss Taylor
Song
Dismissal

Mrs. Clarine Polk of Millersburg was called to Lexington for a few days last week for business.

The Missionary Society of Woods Chapel, C.M.E. Church of Millersburg will meet at the home of Mrs. Lucinda Porter Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The No. 1 Stewardess Board of Woods Chapel, C.M.E. Church will meet at the residence of Mrs. Maria Williams Feb. 21. There will be a debate by Cornelius Daniels and Samuel Washington. “What season of the year, is the most pleasant, spring or fall?”

Mrs. Lizzie Anderson of Millersburg, who has been on the sick list is improving.

Miss Fannie Clay and son of Moore’s Hill, Indiana, visited her father, Lindsay Clay and her aunt, Mrs. Mattie Williams of Millersburg, Saturday and Sunday and returned to Indiana Sunday.

Russell Thornton of Moore’s Hill, Indiana, also visited in Millersburg, Saturday and Sunday and returned to Indiana Sunday.

Cottage prayer meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Alice Lawson’s Wednesday night. The bad weather did not keep the faithful few from coming out and giving praise to God.

The sock social at Millersburg sponsored by Mrs. Pearl Brown last Friday was a decided success. She realized fourteen dollars in the effort for which she is grateful to every one who assisted her in any way.

Mr. and Mrs. French Thomas of Paris, Ky., were visitors at the home of Mr. Thomas’ mother in Ruddles Mills Sunday. Later in the afternoon, they visited their aunt, Mrs. James Toles on Kelly Street.

Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Gentry of North Middletown, Ky., entertained the following at the parsonage with a dinner: Mrs. Anna Reid, Mrs. Martha Mack, Miss Birdie Butler, and Rev. Million.

The Sunday services at the North Middletown Christian Church was unusually interesting.
Rev. C. B. Gentry delivered an excellent sermon.

The mid-week prayer service will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thompson.

Mrs. Effie L. Thomas has received a cablegram from her husband, Technical Sergt. Geo. B. Thomas from overseas. He says that he’s ok. and sends regards to all. The message was received Feb. 12th.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1943

Cpl. James Henderson has returned to Arizona after spending a fifteen days’ furlough with his mother and friends. Every one was glad to see him. His address is as follows: Cpl. James Henderson, o I, 364 Inf. Papago Park, Ariz.

Mr. Allen Hutchinson, former graduate of Western school, is leaving Friday for New Orleans, La. to spend a week with friends at the University of Louisiana.

The Western Tigers were defeated last night by the Oliver squad, Winchester, Ky., by a score of 30 to 17 in favor of Winchester. Quite a delegation from Paris went to Winchester to see the game.

Wednesday night, Feb. 24th, the sophomore class of Western school will present the comedy drama “Let’s Get Married.” The characters in the play are as follows:

Eva Smith, Roger’s “Wild Rose” Ellwood Steele
Maggie Miller, Eva’s Best Friend Frances Chambers
Loring Ames, wealthy New Yorker Johnson Turner
Roger Ames, his only son Roy Trotter
Pierre Russean, French Chauffeur Cornelius Daniels
Walton, the English Butler William Samuels
Evelyn Spring, social tutor for Eva Anna Booker
Mrs. Woolcott, Roger’s aunt, who likes
chocolate cake and romance Elsa Allen
Joan Ames, Roger’s aunt, who disapproves
of Eva Lillian Bradley

Scene A Richly furnished living room; place – Loring Ames’ New York home; time: The Present.

Act I – Afternoon.
Act II – Morning, a week later.
Act III – Afternoon, same day as Act II.

Story of the Play – Roger Ames, only son of the wealthy widower, Loring Ames, wishes to marry Eva Smith, a poor country girl, his “Wild Rose”, as he calls her. His aunt, Mrs. Woolcott, who has been his foster mother, and who loves chocolate cake, and romantic fiction, favors the match. She invites Eva to visit their New York home, intending to polish her before the wedding. Eva arrives with her flamboyant friend, Maggie Miller, Meanwhile, Loring Ames engages his private secretary, Evelyn Spring to act as Eva’s social tutor, hoping to break up the match when Roger sees the differences between Eva and Evelyn. However, Eva proves to be an apt pupil at learning the social ropes, although the newly acquired veneer cracks easily if her anger is aroused. The arrival of Roger’s more sensible aunt, Joan Ames, complicates affairs, as she mistakes Evelyn for Roger’s fiancée. Meanwhile, a tabloid newspaper is publishing spicy accounts of the affair, written by Pierre, the new French chauffeur from Brooklyn. Pierre gets his material first hand from Eva or Maggie, until the latter discovers his duplicity. Eva, who is afraid to admit her identity to Aunt Joan, eagerly substitutes for the departing cook. She finds this position quite to her liking and Mrs. Walcott is pleased too, because Eva can make delicious chocolate cake. Eva falls in love with Walton, the English butler and the two decide to marry and keep on in the house in their respective positions as cook and butler, Roger, to spite Eva for jilting him, proposes to Evelyn, but is refused. It is Loring Ames, who finally wins Evelyn.

Mrs. Lucy Rankins remains ill at her home on Thomas Ave. She has been shut-in for quite awhile, but her friends, white and colored have remembered her.

Prof. Chas. R. Bland, who was a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky., has been removed to his home in Paris. He is improving.

The Claysville Sunbeam Club of First Baptist Church will meet Thursday evening at 8 P.M. at the residence of the president. All members are asked to be present. Mrs. Corine Fields, president. Mrs. Edna B. Dunson, secretary.

Mrs. Clara Beasley and daughter Mrs. Elsie Clark of Lexington, were Sunday guests of Mrs. Corine Fields and daughter, Miss Jessie G. Fields.

Henry A. Mack and Miss Ella Mae Parker of Frankfort, Ky., were the welcome visitors last week of his father and brother, Robert Mack, Jr. and William E. Mack of North Middletown, Henry Mack, who is to be inducted into the army Friday wishes to say, “Good bye to relatives and friends.”

Pfc. David J. French wishes to state his address to his Paris friends and requests them to write to him. It is as follows: Pfc. David J. French, Det. Med. Dept. A.C.B.F.S., Waco Army Flying School, Waco, Texas.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1943

You are reminded of the Old Folks’ concert at St. Paul Methodist Church on Friday night at 8 p.m. A silver offering will be asked.

Pvt. James E. Johnson has returned to camp after a visit to his wife and son during the weekend. He is stationed at Fairfield, Ohio.

Mrs. Katherine Parker and son Charles, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio, are visiting Mrs. Lizzie Anderson of Millersburg. Mrs. Parker is on the sick list. Mrs. Lula Washington is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Elton Berry and children of Cincinnati, Ohio were visitors in Millersburg for a short time recently. They returned to Cincinnati, Monday.

Mrs. Ella Scott and son have returned to Dayton, O., after visiting her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Brooks and sister, Mrs. Lizzette Steele.

Tuesday night in the Western High School gymnasium, the Western Tigers defeated the Dunbar Bearcats with a score of 30 to 28. The next game will be played with Winchester in Western’s gymnasium. Keep looking for the date of the game.

On February 14th, the Victory club was organized with a very good attendance considering the sudden drop in temperature. After stating the purpose of the meeting, Mrs. Cordia May Willis was elected president.; Mrs. Ara E. Bradley, vice president; Mrs. Lillian Ransom, secretary; Ruby Blackburn, assistant secretary; Elmeta Screech, first Chaplin; Mary Frances Johnson, assistant Chaplin; Marvin D. Johnson, chairman of the program committee. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Cordia Willis, Chaplin St., where we finish election of our different chairman committees, the last Sunday in February at 3:30 p.m. The names that were on the list are still considered as members unless you have changed your minds. We are expecting you at our next meeting. Mrs. Ara Johnson, organizer; Mrs. Cordia Willis, president; Mrs. William Ransom, secretary.

Help us! Help us! Disastrous fires are happening daily and our church (Shorter Chapel) parsonage has no insurance. Come out Sunday to our soldier victory pew service and with a small sum of a 15c letter collection is all we are asking. Every one is asked to bring an American flag and when we stand and sing “America,” “Old Glory” will wave from every hand. I have envelopes for each member and will try to contact each one by Sunday. Pastor, A. Pope; sponsor, Mrs. Ara Johnson.

There will be a silver tea Sunday, Feb. 21, at the residence of Mrs. Minnie Hitch for the benefit of Zion Baptist Church. The general public is invited.

Mrs. Nannie B. Young, 523 Thomas Ave., states that she has lost her sugar ration book between Mr. Santen’s grocery and Thomas Avenue and would consider it a favor to have it returned to her at once.

Mrs. James Letton remains critically ill at her home on Lilleston Ave. Her daughter, Mrs. Lillie Buckner is with her.

The comedy-drama at Western school next Wednesday night by the sophomore class promises to be extra ordinary. Don’t fail to purchase a pre-sale ticket before that night and save the extra door fee. Tickets are now in the hands of pupils, under the directions of teachers, in Western school, North Middletown, and Millersburg pupils have leading parts in the play. Each person, a star performer. You will be pleased with the performance. Plenty of romance as well as common sense.

Miss Carrie Mae Thompson celebrated her birthday last night. About thirty friends came to pay her honor and wish her many more years of happiness. A lovely lunch was served and was enjoyed by all.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1943

There will be a musical program Sunday, 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The public is cordially requested to attend. Mrs. Lizzie Brooks, sponsor.

Mrs. James Letton, Lilleston Ave., one of our most beloved Christian women, died Wednesday night at her home. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing.

Mrs. Nannie Thomas has returned to Dayton, O., after a two week visit with her mother, Mrs. Ida Downey and family also little son, Elmore, Jr. of this city.

Mary D. Connor of North Middletown, Ky., is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Lou Gibbs. She has just returned from Cleveland, O., where she has had employment.

Clarence Willis is still confined to his home on account on illness and desires his friends to visit him.

Cottage prayer meeting was held at the home of Wm. Brown of Millersburg, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 17th. The meeting was enjoyed by all. Rev. J. V. Foster, pastor.

The Women’s Missionary Society of the Second Christian Church of Millersburg, is having a dinner at the Odd Fellow’s Hall Saturday, Feb. 20. Everyone invited.

William Samuels of North Middletown was the guest at the home of Miss Margaret Stevenson Wednesday night. At the hour of seven he accompanied Miss Stevenson and her two cousins Misses Willa Hutshell and Betty Ransom to a pray meeting which was held at the home of Earl Gay of North Middletown.

Crit Davis of Millersburg continues to be on the sick list.

The nutrition class had its weekly meeting at Western school Thursday night at 7:30. A representative group attended the meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines remain on the sick list at their home on Brook Street.

The mid-week prayer service at North Middletown seems to be gaining in enthusiasm.
Last week it was conducted at the residence of Mrs. Sue Brown’s and devotions were led by Rev. and Mrs. Gentry. The attendance was thirteen. On Wednesday night, Feb. 1 the mid-week prayer service was held at the home of Earl Thompson and devotions were led by Mrs. Minerva Hamilton. The attendance was thirty; the largest attendance to date. The general public is invited to attend these cottage services, which are proving so helpful to the community.

There will be a supper at the home of Mrs. Sarah F. Smith, William St. for the Willing Workers Club of Zion Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

There will be a silver tea at the residence of Mrs. Minnie Hitch Sunday afternoon for the benefit of Zion Baptist church. Everyone is invited to attend.

Funeral services for Mrs. James Letton, who died at her residence on Lilleston Avenue, will be held in St. Paul Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Sunday. The Rev. Richard Hughes will be in charge of the services with burial in Paris cemetery.

Nancy Washington, Paris Negro, was sent to Cincinnati yesterday for final physical and mental examination prior to enlistment in the WAAC, Private First Class John
I. Skean, local Federal building announced at the Army recruiting office in Lexington.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21,1943

Robert Lee of Cincinnati, O., is in Paris visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee, 22 Watson Street.

Funeral services for Mrs. James Letton, who died at home on Lilleston Avenue, Wednesday will be held at St. Paul Methodist Church this afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Hughes will officiate. Burial in Paris cemetery.

Mrs. Harriett Taylor died at her home on Patton Street Thursday night. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing.

Geo. Clay, Jr. and Maceo Bishop, Jr. were visiting players on the basketball team at Western High School Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Clarine Taylor Pope of Millersburg, Ky., was present a few days at Western Highs School during the week.

Miss Janie Wickliffle was the overnight guest of Mrs. Carrie Turner and grandson, Johnson Turner, who is leaving soon for the Navy.

Miss Alice Anderson, Mrs. Maggie Lewis, and Mrs. Carrie Turner, also little Miss Frances attended the program at Evergreen Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky., Thursday night.

Reverend E. B. Toles is delivering a sermon at the Mayslick Christian Church today. While there, he will be the guest of Miss Anna A. Gault at their rural residence.

The Old Folks’ concert at St. Paul Methodist Church was a decided success. The audience was quite satisfactory and each character in the play acquitted himself with credit. The promoters of the entertainment deserve much praise. Rev. Richard Hughes is the pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church.

Dr. F. A. Brown attended an important meeting of the physicians medical association held in Frankfort, Ky., this week. Dr. Brown is the president of the association.

Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Bennett were recently called to Winoa, O., on account of the death of a niece. They will not return until sometime next week.

Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Harris were the dinner guests last Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Jewett Hitch at their residence on Seventh Street.

Wednesday night, Feb. 24th, the sophomore class of Western High School will present one of the most spectacular plays ever presented in the Western school auditorium. The title of the play is “Let’s Get Married.” They are making special preparations for stage effect, bewitching costumes, and in fact, every character is a star in his or her part. Johnson Turner, who is soon to enter the Navy, Roy Trotter, Cornelius Daniels, and William Samuels, have excellent parts, while the girls, Misses Ellwood Steele, Elsa Allen, Anna Booker, Frances Chambers and Lillian Bradley with attractive personalities will present you with a scene you’ll never forget. Do not miss it. The small admission charge of 15c will be asked at the door. Presale tickets at 10c will close Tuesday at noon.

The survivors of Mrs. Harriett Taylor, who died at her home Thursday night are: a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie Miller; a grandson, Edward Taylor Miller, U.S. Army. Funeral services will held at the W. L. Dickinson funeral home with the Rev. H. Biddle officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in the Paris cemetery.

WITH OUR CHURCHES

Zion Baptist
Rev. J. C. Harris, pastor

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
The pastor will discuss the subject : The Iron Gate.”
3 p.m. “Silver Tea”, by the Willing Worker’s Club at the home of Mrs. Minnie
Hitch, Seventh Street.
Union service at Seventh St. Christian Church with Rev. Biddle substituting for
Rev. J. T. Bennett.

St. Paul Methodist
Rev. Richard Hughes

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
2 p.m. Funeral services for Mrs. James Letton
Youth Services 6 p.m.
Night services 7:30 p.m.

The pastor, Rev. Hughes will preach at the morning and night services.

Shorter Chapel, A.M.E.
Rev. A. Pope

Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Morning Services 11:00 a.m.
Victory Service 3:00 p.m. Program by Mrs. Ara Johnson

First Baptist
Rev. J. T. Bennett

Sunday school 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Biddle preaching.

Seventh Street
Rev. I. H. Moore

Sunday school 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service 11:00 a.m.
Union Night Service 7:30 p.m. Rev. Biddle preaching.

Good singing and gospel. Sermons at each service. The public is invited to attend.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1943

Clarence Willis will leave Paris Monday afternoon for Lexington, Ky., where he will undergo an operation at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He is asking for his friends’ prayers; also if any are in Lexington to visit him. He also wishes his friends to know that he greatly appreciates their visits and words of comfort while he was ill at his home in Paris.

Bob Evans well known Paris citizen, but now residing near Lexington, was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital Wednesday for treatment. His friends here, hope for an early recovery.

The funeral service for Mrs. James Letton was conducted Sunday, 2 p.m. at St. Paul Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Richard Hughes. Mrs. Letton was a lady of high Christian character and lived it each day. Loyal to her church, to her friends, to her home, and she will be greatly missed.

The Victory program sponsored by Mrs. Ara Johnson was held at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday afternoon, Quite an interesting and instructive program was enjoyed by those present.

Mrs. Floyd Hurley spent her weekend vacation in Paris with her husband.

Thomas K. Hayden, student defense worker at Johnson school, Lexington, Ky., spent his weekend with his family on Second St., in Paris.

Clarence Willis was a visitor at the home of Prof. E. B. Toles Saturday evening.

Mrs. Mary Bishop, who has taken rooms with Mrs. Stanley Butler on Lilleston Avenue, remains on the shut-in list.

Rev. I. H. Moore, pastor of Seventh Street Christian Church filled the pulpit the entire day Sunday. The choir rendered good service.

The Home Economics, vocational and Agricultural Departments of Paris Western High School are planning a one-day conference at the Western School, Friday, Feb. 26th.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1943

The Stewardess Board No. 1 of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church of Millersburg met at the home of Mrs. Mara Williams of Millersburg Sunday afternoon. It was entertained by Mrs. Lula Washington. Song and prayer by Mrs. Amanda Lawson; solo by Mrs. Cordelia West; paper by Frank Lewis; solo, Mrs. Janet Glenn. Debate: “Which is the more pleasant season, Spring or Fall?”: Samuel Washington and Cornelius Daniels. Short talks; business; song; dismissal. Refreshments were served and enjoyed by all. Mrs. Lucinda Porter, president; Mrs. Lula Washington, secretary.

The Epworth League of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church of Millersburg met at the church Sunday night. The discussion was about Joshua. The president, Mrs. Mary P. Reeves, was absent.

Rev. J. V. Foster, pastor of Wood’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church preached at the morning and night services at the church, Sunday, Feb. 21.

Mrs. Mary Katherine Parker of Dayton, Ohio, who is visiting Mrs. Lizzie Anderson of Millersburg, continues to be on the sick list. Crit Davis also continues to be on the sick list.

Mrs. Ellen Jones and Mrs. Jennie Ewing of Mayslick Baptist Church were visitors at the morning service Sunday at the Mayslick Christian Church.

Mrs. Hattie Painter, member of the Washington Methodist Church was a visitor at the Mayslick Christian Church Sunday morning.

Mrs. Beatrice Todd and Miss Ida M. Todd of Lockland, O., were weekend visitors in Paris.

Mrs. Clercy Belle French, 1786 Dreyman Ave., Cincinnati, O., was a visitor in Paris Sunday. Mrs. French is a sister of Mrs. Leonia Menefee.

The Victory Club met at the home of Miss Edith Tucker and rendered the following program: Song, “America”; Song, “Red, White, and Blue” by Miss Edith Tucker; solo, Frances Massie; prayer, Almeda Thomas; Bible quotations by all.

Albert Wess, William Fields, and Robert Ransom were the dinner guest of Miss Ella Connor and her brother, Robert Sunday, Feb.21.

Miss Ardthara Willis and Miss Alice Garner were among the guests to attend the “Sweetheart” social at Kentucky State College. They report an enjoyable time.

Jitterbuggers – “Hep Cats”. There will be a big social at the American Legion Hall Thursday night, Feb. 25. Time, 8 p.m. Admission 10 and 15 cents. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Young Men’s Club.

Bro. Thomas Carter is ill at his residence on Brook St. His many friends are wishing for him a speedy recovery.

Sergeant William Foster has returned to Camp Butler, N.C., after spending a seven-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Jadie Foster in Little Rock, Ky.

Cpl. Chester Brooks is spending a seven-day furlough with father, Richard Brooks at Little Rock, Ky., and is expected to return to camp Stewart, Georgia very soon.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1943

Rev. C. B. Gentry of North Middletown Christian Church filled his pulpit Sunday. The subject for the Sunday morning hour was “The light of the World.” Sunday night’s subject was “The God That Never Heard.” In the afternoon the pastor, Rev. Gentry preached an excellent sermon from the theme: “Every Man Stood In His Place.”

There will be given Saturday night at the residence of Mrs. Ed Curtis, Seventh Street, a Kentucky oyster supper by the Willing Workers’ Club for the benefit of Zion Baptist Church. The public is invited.

A one-day conference will be held at Western High School Friday, Feb. 26th, beginning at 9:30 until 3:30 p.m. The meeting is held for purpose of interesting and informing families, both rural and urban, who are producers of food for use at home. We hope that every family in Paris and Bourbon County will meet with us. Poultry, hogs, milk and preservation of food for families in war times, also year round gardening will be discussed. Other persons will appear on our program. Please come out. Lunch will be served at the Home Economics Department for all patrons.

You are reminded of the play, “Let’s Get Married” at Western High School tonight at 8 p.m. Do not miss it. Bring your friends with you. The sophomore class is expecting you to see them in their spectacular performance.

Being requested by the Red Cross Division, Mr. J. V. Foster took charge of the citizens of Millersburg, Ky., and called a meeting at the church parsonage Monday night. Quite a large number came and signified their willingness to pay a fee necessary to take care of the work. The colored population was divided into five districts and persons were appointed to contact the citizens and receive fees. The following line up was organized:

District I

Wm. Simms

District II

Mrs. Pearl Brown and Cornelius Daniels

District III

Mrs. Lucinda Porter and Mrs. J. V. Foster

District IV

Mrs. Annie Mae Brown and Mrs. Lizzie Lawson

District V

Mrs. Clarine Polk and Mrs. Cordelia West

All funds are to be turned over to the following finance committee: Mrs. J. V. Foster, Mrs.
Clarine Polk and Mrs. Mary Anna Simms.

The weekly union prayer service will be held at Zion Baptist Church Wednesday (tonight)
at 7:30 p.m. All churches are asked a representation.

Rev. J. T. Bennett and Rev. J. C. Harris left Wednesday morning for Louisville, Ky.,
to attend the state worker’s conference which extended through Friday.

Feb.25, 1943

Pvt. Edward T. Miller has returned to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, after being home due to the death of his grandmother.
 
The Young Mothers’ Victory Club will meet at the president’s home on Chaplin Street Ruckerville. Please bring an extra penny for a purpose. President, Mrs. Cordia Willis; Secretary, Mrs. Lillian Ransome.
 
The following song was composed by Mrs. Ara Johnson and her daughter, Mrs. Lummie French and was sung by them as a duet in the victory program, at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday afternoon:
 
In a land far away, our boys go today
To fight for this country and we,
So Christian you pray in Christ’s
Name you may
For God who will give victory-
To Thee.
 
Chorus:
For fighting it must be done
Must be done by everyone’s son
Fighting it must be done,
Oh! Pray, oh pray every one.
 
How sad is this plight.
That its nation should fight;
God’s word and it surely is so,
Before end of time, there’ll be
Trouble of all kind.
This war is the worst kind we
know.
 
2nd Chorus
It’s taken our men away,
But we hope they return some day
It’s taken our men away, we hope
They return home some day.
 
When this war is over and
They won’t fight no more,
The men will return home to stay
Forever, ever more, we’ll pray as
before,
To God who has power to save.
 
When victory has been won,
And won by every one,
When victory has been won,
We’ll pray, we’ll pray every one.
 
Mrs. Ara Johnson and Mrs. Lummie French
 
Attorney John W. Scott and wife of Chicago, Ill., attended the funeral of Mrs. James Letton at St. Paul Methodist Church Sunday afternoon.
 
James William Toles was a visitor at Western High School Wednesday afternoon.
 
You are again reminded of the one day conference under the direction of the home economics, vocational and agricultural departments, to be held at Western High School, Friday, Feb.26th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Dinner will be served.
 
Mrs. Clarine Polk of Millersburg, Ky., is spending a few days at Paris Western High School.
 
Joseph Scott from a U.S. Army camp attended the funeral of Mrs. Jas. Letton Sunday. He will return to camp the last of the week.
 
Clarence Willis is a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky., and wishes his friend to visit him.

Feb. 26, 1943
 
Mrs. Carrie Turner celebrated her birthday Tuesday evening with a delicious repast at her residence. The table decorations were in keeping with the event, but were made more beautiful by a cut glass vase of greenhouse cut flowers, the gift of a well wisher. Mrs. Turner, who always carries a pleasant smile, accepted graciously the best wishes of her friends, who assembled to enjoy the occasion with her.
 
Mrs. Mary Washington was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Turner recently. A very pleasant time was spent.
 
Cottage prayer meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Mamie Taylor, Millersburg, Ky., Wednesday night, Feb. 24th. Rev. J.V. Foster, pastor.
 
Mrs. Pearl B. Raymond, Miss Erie Mae Berry, Wallis Brown, Charles Henry Thomas, Charles Vanhook, Geo. Irvin Johnson of Millersburg, Ky., attended the sophomore “Let’s Get Married” at Paris Western High School Wednesday night.
 
Crit Davis of Millersburg, Ky., continues on the sick list and wishes to see his friends.
 
There will be a rationed tea, Sunday, Feb.28th at the home of Mrs. Katie Trotter, 438 W. 8th St., for the benefit of the Willing Workers Club of Zion Baptist Church 2 until. Everyone is invited to attend. Mrs. Katie Bowman, president.
 
Mr. And Mrs. James Robinson entertained with a luncheon in honor of their nephew, Sherman Jackson of Lexington, Ky., who is soon to be inducted into the service, Feb. 26th. Those present were his cousins, Thos.and James Griffin: out of town guest were his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John Wilson of Winchester, KY., Mrs. T. Walker , Winchester, Ky., gospel singers of Indianapolis, Ind., Miss Minnie Turner. Several Paris folks called on them in the afternoon. A delightful day was spent by all.
 
Prof. C.D. Bonner was a business visitor in Lexington, Ky., Thursday afternoon.
 
The play entitled, “Let’s Get Married” was presented Wednesday night at Western school to a capacity audience. Every character in the play was a star and received hearty compliments. Prof. E.B. Toles, who heads the English department in Western school, trained the characters and was sponsor to the play in general; it was pronounced a brilliant affair. Miss M.E. Kellis, principal of the school made remarks and explained some phases of rationing to the large audience. The next play to be given is scheduled for March by the juniors. Watch for the date. The play is entitled, “The Flower of the Ranch.”
 
The Busy Bee Club of Zion Baptist Church will have a supper at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Harris on Eighth Street, Saturday night. The public is invited. Mrs. Emma Johnson, president.
Several persons from North Middletown, Millersburg, and Little Rock attended the sophomore play at Western school Wednesday night.
 
Johnson Turner, popular Western High School, is scheduled to leave in a few days for service in the U.S. Navy. His many friends wish for him great success. He was one of the outstanding characters Wednesday evening at Western school in the play, “Let’s Get Married.”
 
The soldiers’ victory program at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church last Sunday was as follows: prayer, Rev. A. Pope; song, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”; paper, “Our Soldiers”, Mrs. Lummie Thomas; “Rock of Ages”, Reta Henderson; paper, “Victory”, Ethel Hall; solo, “Oh Today”, Mrs. Letton; paper, “Bonds and Stamps”; duet, “Fighting Be Done”, Mesdames Ara Johnson and Lummie French; closing, “America”. The display of American Flags. The financial side of the program was surprising when considering the unavoidable happenings of the day. Seven or more persons were not able to appear, but our heartfelt appreciation is tendered to all.
(Signed) Mrs. Ara Johnson, sponsor. Rev. A. Pope, pastor.

Feb. 28, 1943
 
The Nutrition Class at Western School will have its final session Monday night according to announcement.
 
Pvt. Hansford Butler of North Middletown, Ky., who is home on furlough, was among the visitors at Western School Friday to attend the one day conference.
 
Messrs. Maceo Bishop, Jr., Paris, and Geo. Brown, Clintonville, Ky., who have been National Defense Workers in Lexington, Ky., will be inducted into the U.S. Army this week. Both of these are excellent young men and very best wishes of Paris and Clintonville go with them.
 
Mrs. Clercy Belle French, 186 Dreyman Ave., Cincinnati, O., is a visitor in Paris. She is spending several days in her Parisian home.
 
A very successful and unique one day conference, the objective of which was, “Producing Food for Home Defense,” was held at Western High School, Friday, Feb. 25th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Departments of Vocational Home Economics, Vocational Agricultural, Building and Trades. The program was presented as follows:
 
First meeting – 9:30 a.m., chairman, Mr. C.E. Buckner
 
Prayer – Rev. E.B. Toles
 
Song by audience – “America the Beautiful”
 
Welcome – Miss M.E. Kellis, principal
 
Introduction of Leaders – Mr. C.D. Bonner
 
Purpose of Meetings and Assignment of Interest Groups – Mrs. M. F. Garrett.
 
Group I – “Poultry Production for the Farm Family”, leader, Prof. A. Mack, teacher of vocational agriculture, Douglas High School, Lexington, Ky.
Group II – “Pork Production for the Farm Family”, leader, Mr. A.P. Adair, Bourbon County, farmer breeder of registered Europe hogs (leader was absent)
Group III – “Producing and Using Milk in the Farm Family”, leader, Mr. C.D. Bonner, teacher vocational agriculture, Paris Western High School, Paris, Ky.
Group IV – “ The Year Round Garden”, leader Mr. C.E. Buckner, building and trades instructor, Paris Western High School, Paris, Ky.
Group V – “Food Preservation for the Farm Family”, supply leaders, Mrs. M.F. Garrett and Miss Mary Butler, Second session, 10 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. All groups passed to al sectional meetings for group discussions.
 
Noon – Lunch hour, Home Economics department.
 
Afternoon Session – 1 p.m., M. F. Garrett, chairman.
Report findings of previous group meetings.
 
“Sing a Song” group singing, 10 minutes, Miss M.E. Kellis, principal; song, “Star Spangled Banner”: remarks, Superintendent of County Schools, E.H. Darnaby, “Food of the War”, Miss Clarkson, assistant county extension agent.
 
Song led by Prof. E.B. Toles, “Lord I want to be a Christian”
 
Remarks by Rev. I.H. Moore, pastor of Seventh Street Christian Church, Paris, Ky.
 
Introduction of Pvt. Hansford Butler of North Middletown, Ky.
 
Dismission by Rev. I.H. Moore. A notable high point in the one day conference was a practical demonstration of shopping, using the “point” system by the Senior Class students. More details of the conference will be given later.
 
The following persons attended the one day conference at Western School Friday; Rev. Ernest Johnson, Mrs. Flora Johnson, Mrs. Britton, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Beauford Hall, Miss Mary Butler, Mr. Cunningham.
 
WITH OUR CHURCHES TODAY
 
Seventh Street Christian Church, Rev. I.H. Moore - Sunday School, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11 a.m., youth meeting at 6 p.m.; 3 p.m., union services at Zion Baptist Church; night union service at Zion Baptist Church.
 
First Baptist Church, Rev. J.T. Bennett – Sunday School, 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. Rev. J. T. Bennett will speak. 3 p.m. union service at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Hughes preaching and his choir singing; union night services at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. I.H. Moore, preaching.
 
Zion Baptist Church, Rev. J.C. Harris – Sunday School, 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., Rev. J.C. Harris will preach; 3 p.m. union service; 7:30 p.m. union night service.
 
Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rev. A. Pope – Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; morning service, 11 a.m. Rev. A. Pope will preach. Union service at Zion Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Richard Hughes preaching. His choir will sing; 7:30 night union services at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. I. H. Moore, preaching.
 
St. Paul Methodist Church, Rev. Richard Hughes – Church School, 10:30 a.m.; morning services 11 a.m.; 3 p.m. union service at Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Richard Hughes will preach and his choir will sing; 6 p.m., youth meeting; 7:30 p.m., night service.