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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
Prayer services will be conducted at the Seventh Street
Christian Church tonight at 7:30 p.m.. The public is invited
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Mary Botts Johnson submits a poem entitled, “New Year
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.
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
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,
Pvt. James E. Johnson returned to camp Sunday after a short
visit with his wife, son, and friends. He is stationed at
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.
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Girl Scouts held an interesting business meeting Tuesday
“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
Mrs. James Letton, Lilleston Avenue, still remains ill at
her home. She has the best wishes of friends for her
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
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
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
Sunday, January 17, 1943
Mrs. Ivory E. Riley of Lexington, Ky. was the guest of Mrs.
Rhetta Hall Thursday afternoon. An enjoyable afternoon was
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
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
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
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,
“You have left us
But your memory round
We will ever think
No matter what the
I was called for
Uncle Sam’s Service
But my thoughts
come to Paris
Whenever I think of
(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
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
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
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Morning Service 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bennett
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.
REV. I. H. MOORE,
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.
REV. A. POPE, Pastor
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Special Baptizing Service at Seventh St. Christian
Morning Service 11:00 a.m.
Special Night Union Service at 7:30 p.m.
REV. A. B. GENTRY,
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.
MIDDLETOWN METHODIST CHURCH
The North Middletown Methodist Church will observe its usual
order of services:
Sunday School, morning and night Services.
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
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
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
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.
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
What ever you with hold inside can’t do,
Clean out everything that the Bible says you
If a hero we have, proclaim it, tell it, yes,
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
Mrs. Ara Johnson
Rev. Thomas Wilson of Carlisle, Ky., preached at
the morning and evening services at the Little Rock
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Irene Lewis Rankins left Tuesday morning to join her
husband, Sgt. Buford Rankins, now stationed at Springfield,
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
The class instructed by Miss Ethel Elfenbein
will not meet tonight on account of her being out of the
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,
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
Lie a man in
a suit of brown.
to sleep and be free,
hasn’t a soft bed like me.
pray for him day after day
Ask God to
show him the way.
place where we can’t see
To give him
a soft bed like me.
(signed) : Drucilla Hall
Grade 5, Western School
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
Prof. E. B. Toles is in receipt of the following
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
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
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.
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
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.
Mrs. Nannie Harris
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
Rev. I. H. Moore of Paris, Kentucky was
the dinner guest Saturday of Mrs. Wm. Mason of Millersburg,
While in Millersburg, Ky., Rev. Moore was
the overnight guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson of
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
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
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
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
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,
unusual that I have
to say, not yesterday
have nothing to say.
gossip, day by day,
pouncing upon its prey,
people think I’m not as
still have nothing, nothing
pry into others’ affairs
business is not a subject
repeat what gossip I’ve heard.
think it the wiser to observe.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
“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
7:30 p.m. Sunday closing services
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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
Sector leaders: Miss Ruby Simpson, Mrs. Celia Fields, Miss
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.
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
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
Life of Paul Lawrence Dunbar Willie Mae Hutsell
Reading – The Colored Band Virginia Lindsay
Reading – Frederick Douglas Geraldine Dale
Remarks Robert Parker and Robert
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
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
A sock social will be given at the Second Christian Church
of Millersburg, Ky., Friday night, Feb. 12th. Mrs. Pearl
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,
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.
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”
“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
“Father Spilled The Beans,” a comedy drama was repeated at
Western High School Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. by the
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
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
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 :
“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
Preston Victor, from Fort Knox, was expected to arrive in
Millersburg, Ky., Thursday night for a visit with relatives
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
the subject, “The Last Words of Jesus.” Seventh Street
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
Russell Thornton of Moore’s Hill, Indiana, also visited in
Millersburg, Saturday and Sunday and returned to Indiana
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rev. J. T. Bennett
Sunday school 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Biddle preaching.
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
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
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
Mrs. Floyd Hurley spent her weekend vacation in Paris with
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
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
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
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
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:
Mrs. Pearl Brown and Cornelius Daniels
Mrs. Lucinda Porter and Mrs. J. V. Foster
Mrs. Annie Mae Brown and Mrs. Lizzie Lawson
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
Pvt. Edward T. Miller has returned to Fort Benjamin
Harrison, Indiana, after being home due to the death of his
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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.,
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,
Several persons from North Middletown, Millersburg, and
Little Rock attended the sophomore play at Western school
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
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
Remarks by Rev. I.H. Moore, pastor of Seventh Street
Christian Church, Paris, Ky.
Introduction of Pvt. Hansford Butler of North Middletown,
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
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,
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.
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.