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1944 "Colored Notes" Paris Daily Enterprise

Contributed by Mary Hatton, Transcribed by Lora Washington


Colored Notes

Jan 18, 1944


Mrs. Ara Butler of North Middletown, Ky., visited her daughter and relatives in Paris Sunday and attended services at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.  Her many friends were glad to see her.


Pvt. David Taylor of Millersburg, Ky., is spending a few days with his parents and friends.  He will soon return to camp.


Mrs. Marietta Briggs of Millersburg, Ky., was a visitor in Mayslick, Ky., Sunday.


The will be an interesting basketball game at Western High School tonight between the Western Tigers and the Mt. Sterling team.  A tight game is expected.  Coach Rankins is requesting a heavy crowd.  Bring your friends along with you.  Admission, adults 25c, school children 15c.  Bring your friends with you.


Sunday, Jan. 30th at 3:00 p.m.  Rev. W. H. Wallace will be at Wiley Methodist Church, North Middletown, Ky.  Each member is asked to give one dollar that day.  Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m., there will be at Wiley Methodist Church, North Middletown, a Men’s Navy rally.  Dr. F.A. Brown of Paris, Ky., will be the guest speaker.  Miss Rosie Stevenson is the promoter of each of the church programs.  Each one is asked to give two dollars at the Men’s Navy rally.


Mrs. Minnie C. Turner, gospel singer, of Indianapolis, Ind., was the guest of Mr. And Mrs. James Robinson, 524 Gorey Ave.  She was accompanied by Mrs. Robinson’s sister, Mrs. Mary E. Wilson, of Winchester, Ky., Mrs. Turner rendered a great program at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday afternoon.


Paris Western High School Tigers will play the Cynthiana High School Basketball squad in Paris at Western High School Thursday night.  Coach Buford Rankins is quite anxious for a capacity house.  The admission prices will be adult 25c, school children 15c.  You are invited to attend and encourage the boys.


Mrs. Mary Weathers had the following guests for Sunday dinner, Jan 9th.  Miss Willie Montague, Mrs. Julia Tidel, Sallie Joe Wheeler, Stella Williams, Alvernon Blackburn, Newt Brent, Andrew Mitchell, William Finley and seven guests from Covington, Ky.


Miss Willie Montague and Andrew Mitchell were Sunday guests of Mrs. Joe Ella Porter.


Miss Verna Lee Franks has returned from K.S.I.C. on account of illness.


Colored Notes

Jan 5, 1944


Mr. And Mrs. Isaiah Johnson of Millersburg, Ky. Entertained Christmas Day with a family reunion dinner.  Other guests of the family included:  Mr. And Mrs. David L. Johnson of Columbus, O, Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Johnson and son of Lockland, Ohio, Mrs. William Chambers and children of Lockland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Jones and son of Millersburg, Ky, John Johnson and son, Thos. L Johnson of Paris, Ky, Prince Johnson of Millersburg, Ky.  The dinner was greatly enjoyed and every one was thankful that it was made possible to be together once again.


The District No. VI Sunday school meeting will meet at the Second Christian Church, North Middletown, Saturday and Sunday.  Rev. C.B. Gentry, pastor.


Mrs. Katherine Buckner was a visitor in Paris Tuesday.


Mrs. Addie M. Williams of Paris visited her sister, Mrs. Pearl Brown and brother, Wm. Miles of Millersburg Monday and Tuesday.


Mrs. Alice Anderson of Paris was a visitor at the home of Mrs. Pearl Brown of Millersburg Tuesday.


Mrs. Josie A. Baker and daughter, Miss Anna F. Baker, and Mrs. Lillian Mae Madden of Cincinnati, Ohio were visitors in Paris Friday.  They are visiting their father and grandfather, Wm. Brown of Millersburg.


Mrs. Nan Wilson of Millersburg died Sunday morning at the Massie Memorial Hospital.  Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.


The Women’s Missionary Society of the 2nd Christian Church of Millersburg met at the church Sunday morning after the church services.  Mrs. Lettie January, president, presiding.  Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, assistant secretary.


Pvt. Raymond Higgins of Camp Swift, Texas is visiting his mother, Mrs. Carrie Higgins and sister, Mrs. Delphia West and nephew, little Garland West of Millersburg.


Mrs. Carrie Higgins of Millersburg has received word that her son, Jason Higgins has arrived safely overseas.


Mr. And Mrs. Charley Purdell of Paris were the guests of his mother, Mrs. Laura Hall of Millersburg last Sunday.


Misses Maggie Jane and Mary E. Wheeler of Millersburg were visitors in Paris Thursday.


Mrs. Georgia B. Smith of Millersburg is on the sick list.  Her many friends are wishing a speedy recovery for her.


The usual Wednesday night prayer service will be held at the Seventh Street Christian Church.  Rev. I.H. Moore, pastor.


S/Sgt. Charles W. Mack arrived home Sunday to spend a seven day furlough with his mother and family.  His station is at Camp Gruber, Okla.


John W. Booker, Jr. and Randolph Booker have returned home to Ashland, Ky., after spending the Christmas holidays with their grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Ben Taylor on Lilleston Ave.

Colored Notes

Feb. 1, 1944


There will be a pew service at Shorter Chapel, A.M.E. Church Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.  The Rev. S.P. Taylor, pastor of First Baptist Church will be the guest speaker and his choir will render the music.  The public is invited to attend.  Rev. A. Pope, pastor.


There will be a Sunday school membership rally at the St. Paul Methodist Church Sunday, Feb. 6th at 9 a.m.  A special program will be presented.  The Sunday school classes will be organized under the following colors:  Red, White and Yellow,  The leaders are Mrs. C.D.C. Mebane Marks, Miss Shirley Duckworth, Mrs. Richard Hughes.  Prof. Chas. Buckner, superintendent.  The public is invited to attend.


Mrs. Lummie Thomas and husband were Sunday afternoon guest of Mr. And Mrs. James Toles on Kelly St.


Mrs. Annie Hickman, one of our most beloved citizens, died at her home Sunday about 10 o’clock.  She was a life long member of St. Paul Methodist Church.  Most likely funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Richard Hughes officiating.


The Keys of Zion Singers from Lexington, Ky., rendered a full time program at Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Sunday night to a very large audience.


Mrs. Sallie Toles was a visitor at Paris Western school Monday morning, the guest of the sophomore class.


Lt. August Garner left Paris Monday to resume his army duties.  He is the son of Mr. And Mrs. W.E. Garner of Second St., Paris, KY.


There will be a basketball game Friday night at Western High School.  The Western Tigers will play the Winchester team of Oliver High school.  Admission: adults 25c, school children 15c.  The public is invited to attend.

Colored Notes

Mar. 1, 1944


Paris Western Tigers scored a basketball victory over the Cynthiana team Tuesday night at Cynthiana with a score of 39 to 27.  The tournament begins in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, March 2nd.  Paris Western High school will take part.


Mrs. Ara Bradley and little daughter Charlotte have returned to their home in Ashland, Ky. After a pleasant visit with relatives and friends in Paris, Ky.


Miss Elmeta Spencer, Brooks Street remains ill at her residence.  Her many friends are wishing a speedy recovery for her.


Mrs. Lummie Thomas has been slightly ill at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Sallie Toles.


Mrs. Daisy Bishop is among our sick.  Her many friends are wishing a speedy recovery for her.


The religious education classes were in session at Western High School with the following ministers in charge:  Revs. I.H. Moore, Richard Hughes and S.T. Taylor.  The classes were quite large.


News for Sunday services in the churches should be sent to Prof. E.B. Toles Thursday morning in order to be in Friday’s paper.  The church calendars will be run in Friday’s papers instead of Sunday’s hereafter.


John Lee Ayers who left Tuesday morning for Cincinnati,O, for induction into the army, was entertained Monday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Clara B. Howard, Jackson St.  Those present were Mr. And Mrs. John L. Ayers, Mr. And Mrs. Gus Ayers, Misses Gladys Hill, Bettie Ann Sharp, Gertrude White, Mary Gladys Johnson, Mary Howard, Marion Warren, Mary D. Jones, Alberta Johnson, Mary Prather, Sarah Elizabeth Roberts, Sarah Oliver, Messrs. Carlos Nichols, Ollie Ben Field, John Jones, Lucien Scott, Chas. Rice, John D. Adair, Chas. Howard, Hezekiah and Mr. Ayer’s sisters, Mrs. Clara B. Howard and Mrs. Marie Thompson.


Colored Notes

March 6, 1944


Miss Marian Carter, graduate of Central High School, Louisville, Ky., Spent several days last week in Paris visiting her father and friends,  While in the city, she spent a day visiting Paris Western High School.  Upon her returning to Louisville, Ky, she was expecting to resume her courses in beauty culture.


Mrs. Laura Allen, who moved to Cincinnati, O, for an indefinite stay, is reported to be returning to her farm home in Bourbon County near Little Rock, Ky.  She has been greatly missed at the Little Rock Christian Church, and will receive a cordial welcome upon her return.  Mrs. Allen also has several daughters who form a singing group that is really worthwhile.


Mrs. Ara Butler of North Middletown, Ky. , was a visitor in Paris Saturday.  While here, she also called to see her sister, Mrs. Sallie Toles.


Mrs. Belle Jenkins left Paris recently to visit her son and his family in Columbus, O.  She is expected to return about the middle of March.


In the recent basketball tournament held at Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky., the Lexington basketball squad won first place.


William and Frank Spencer of Cincinnati, O spent the day Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Katie Spencer and Miss Elmeta Spencer, who has been ill at her residence on Brooks St.


All workers in the Red Cross drive are urged to push forward the work as rapidly as possible.  Start a house to house canvass and devise other ways by which to contact each and every one.  We want to do a fine job of it this year.  For further information, contact Dr. F.A. Brown or Miss M.E. Kellis.  Either of these workers will be glad to serve you.


Mrs. Jadie Straughter, Little Rock, Ky., who has been on the sick list, is able to be out again and to resume her work in the choir at Little Rock Christian Church.


Colored Notes

March 7, 1944



Pvt. Ellwood Cross from a camp in Texas has arrived in Mayslick, Ky., to be the guest of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.C. Cross.  He attended the morning services Sunday at the Mayslick Christian Church.


Rev. E.B. Toles preached at the Mayslick Christian Church Sunday morning and was the dinner guest at the Gault’s farm home.


Rev. J.J. Washington, Lexington, Ky., preached both morning and evening at the Germantown Christian Church.  Rev. L. Turpin of Paris, preached at the Sharpsburg Methodist Church.


Miss Marian Carter, who was a pleasant visitor in Paris, last week, the guest of her father, has returned to her home in Louisville, Ky.


Mrs. Ara Butler has returned to her home in North Middletown, Ky., after a pleasant visit with her  relatives and friends in Paris.


Elder Charlie Hall remains on the sick list at Little Rock, Ky.


Mrs. Alice Hillman has been selected to head the Red Cross drive in Little Rock.  All are asked to contribute all that you possibly can to this all important drive.  Ask your friends to give to you and you will turn it over to Mrs. Hillman.  The names of all contributors and amounts will be printed.  Remember it is for our boys who need the “Red Cross” so much at this time.


In the tournament, recently held at Dunbar High School, Lexington, Ky., Lexington won the championship.  Danville won second, Richmond, third, and Somerset, fourth.  Many persons from Paris attended the finals Friday night.


Cornelius Daniels, junior student in Paris Western High School, reported for induction examination Tuesday morning.


Mrs. Fannie Jackson was a visitor at Western school Monday.