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STATE FEDERATION MEETS
The convention showed a most decided
increase of membership and Thursday even
ing many prominent colored and white mop
were spectators. Col. Roland 11. Hartley,
•lie of Everett's Foremost business men find
also ,-i candidate for gubernatorial honors
addressed the convention and his address
was well received. Dr. David T. Cardweil
delivered a set speech and it was full and
overflowing with meat for thought. Mr.
•I. Griffin, one of lOverett's enterprising 1 col
ored business men joined in extending a
hearty welcome to the delegates of the con
vention. The delegates, one and all, are
delighted with the general cordiality that
has been extended to them by the citizenry
of Everett. f»ov. Louis P. Hart will ad
dress the convention today (Saturday) and
one the whole it promises to be the red letter
day of the convention. The visitors from
Seattle, who motored over for the Thursday
evening program were Mr. Clarence R. An
derson, Mr. I*. Frazier and wife, Mr. John
F. Cragwell and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ros
The Third Annual Convention of the
State Federation <>l' Colored Women's Or
ganization of Washington and jurisdiction
was held in Hverelt, beginning Thursday
morning and closing this, Saturday, after
noon and the following is the program for
the occasion :
Executive Board meeting, .June 23rd.
Thursday Morning, June 24th
Executive Board meeting.
Opening Song—Prayer by Chaplain.
Report of Credential Committee.
Presentation of Badges and Programs.
Order of Business, by Parliamentarian.
Appointment of Committees.
Reading of Minutes.
Reports of Officers and Standing Committees.
Paper, Mrs. LeEtta Saunders King, Seattle.
Instrumental solo. Miss Maud Echols, Roslyn
Paper, Mrs. P. L. Powell.
Lunch, 12:25 p. m., sharp!
"Twentieth Century Woman," Mrs. Clarinda
Reading, Mrs Evelyn Smith.
Paper, "Club Women and the Home," Mrs.
Solo, Mrs. Jessie Watkins.
Paper, Mrs. Rovella Westley, Roslyn.
Paper, Mrs. Mattie Boen, Tacoma.
Vocal Solo. Mrs. Cynitha McCabe, Tacoma.
"The Value of Law," Mrs. J. A. Craven,
"Colored Women in Club Life," Mrs. Rosa
"The Government Thrift Movement Among
the Women," Miss Francis Skinner. Se
Vocal Solo, Mrs. J. Lay. Tacoma.
Dinner ;i1 5:00 p. m. sharp!
Thursday Evening, President Presiding
Invocation, Mrs. P. (I. Barr, Everett.
Welcome. Col. Roland IT. Hartley, Everett.
Welcome, Mrs. Carolyn Morton, Everett.
"The Republican Party the Party of
Choice." Dr. I). T. Cardwell, Seattle.
Welcome by Churches of Everett.
Will Help You If You Will Help It
Welcome. "Business Men of Everett," Mr.
•I. Griffin, Everett.
"Hello." Mrs. .Jessie Walker, Spokane.
Solo. .Mrs. Belle Slater Tyler. Seattle.
Response to Welcome, Mrs. B. J. Gaston,
Instrumental Solo, Mrs. X. J. Asberry, Ta
(a) I'm Troubled in Mind—Coleridge
(b) Tuba (dance) —X. X. Dett.
Address by the President. Mrs, John E,
Executive Hoard Meeting.
Reports of Clubs.
Revision of Constitution.
Address. Mrs. A. C. Iloutson.
Lunch, 12:25 p. m. sharp!
Mrs. B. \j. Gaston, Tacoma, presiding
()pening Song— Minutes.
"Americanism," Mrs. AY. A. Wilkins, Seattle.
Solo— Mrs. Murphy.
"Denominational Co-operation," Mrs. E. N.
•). Simms, Spokane.
Instrumental Solo, Mrs. Bernice Eastern.
"Women," Mrs. Dela Whicker, Seattle.
Solo. Mrs. E. F. Stewart, Seattle.
Address, "Civic Work," Mrs. W. L. Presto,
Address, Mrs. Katherine Grey, Portland, Ore.
Paper, Mrs. Gertrude Greene, Koslyn.
Round Table Talk, "Self Helps' in Club
Introduction by Mrs. B. L. Gaston, Tacoma.
Dinner at ;">:()() p. m. sharp!
.Mrs. W. 1). Carter, Vice-President. Presiding
"Child Welfare," Mrs. Sam Pierre, Tacoma.
"Women's New Sphere." Mrs. Martha Rob
Solo, Mrs. Mattie I Tassel, Koslyn.
"Sojourner Truth Home." Mrs. A. R. l*on
"Women in Politics," Mrs. (f. W. Dupee,
instrumental Solo, Mrs. W. T. Parker, Spo
Address by Vice-President at Large, Mrs.
W. I). Carter, Seattle.
Solo. Mrs. Octavia Nichols, Roslyn.
Report of Resolution Committee.
Saturday Morning. June 26th
Executive Board Meeting.
Outing given by Commercial Club, followed
Reception by the Girls' Helping Hand Club.
Reading, Mrs. V. Armstrong.
"Women in Society," Mrs, George Brown.
"What Our Club Can Do," Mrs. S. E.
"Our Frederick Douglas," Mrs. May Bell.
The annual address by the president, Mrs.
John E. Mapps, Avas as follows:
Officers, Delegates, Co-Workers and Friends:
Once again it is my privilege and pleasure
to greet you in another Annual Meeting of
our Federation. AYe have come now to our
third milestone. I am sure that many of
A. D. SMITH — B. BIRD
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us are happy today over the growing success
find splendid co-operation of our women.
While we miss some of the dear ones that
were a part of us, we have the consolation
of knowing: that they did their part and have
left their good deeds for us. While we have
lost some, we have gained others who desire
lo help bring about the aims and desires
of tliis great body. We today know and
Feel the great responsibility which is ours,
and we should strive to do our best and con
tinue the work and carry out all plans to
lnn'ld up our organization.
One of the best aids, helps and duties of
the colored Americans should be to cultivate
Ihe more friendly feeling, now existing
nrr.oii£ the races, which softening of hatred
and prejudice has been brought about by
the splendid and heroic conduct of our men
and women who served in this recent war.
Further acquaintance with our business abil
ities, with our race along all lines. Avill in
crease this feeling, for acquaintance pro
The suspicions and race hatreds are being
slowly overcome, but there is yet such a
stupendous work for us to do. We must
stop TALKING about our right, and as loyal
people, prove by our worth our right to
have any, for as a race, we have achieved,
but we have not yet conquered. We must
not be blinded to the stern fact that disaster
will yet overtake and overcome us with
out eternal care and watchfulness on our
We have to confront and tight battles, not
alone among the Caucasian races, but in
our own ranks. The masses of our race
must be educated to overcome the distrust
which we display toward each other, especial
ly toward our race teachers and leaders.
The whole vista of problems confronting the
thinking men and women of our race, in
cludes this one, and if we could all be made
to realize that we are now taking our place
in the ranks with other races and that every
step forward together is a step gained to
ward our goal. "Free America for all loyal
We must toil unceasingly; as our fore
parents were the pioneers who blazed the
trail for us with their prayers and groans
wrung from tortured bodies, with their blind
faith the future would be freedom for us,
so must we now blaze a brighter way for the
future men and women, our boys and girls
In onl 1 hearts we are already one hundred
per cent Aniercan. Indeed one hundred per
cent plus, is the black race in its allegience
to America. Our task seems but just fairly
begun, but we must go forward, with grim
determination, to make critics and enemies
concede to us that which our friends already
have given us, a place as a people, worthy
of notice as intelligent human beings.
We must accumulate more business, in
crease the efficiency of all business, making'
places for our own girls and boys; miprove
our schools, giving- employment to our own
graduates, who as teachers will help have
every place of education efficient and the
best, never losing any opportunity to im
prove conditions. Every citizen should take
courage, should feel proud of what we have
done, go on with renewed vigor and thought
of tomorrow's success to us, as a race, mak
ing needed improvements as we find the
way. Let us learn to take our places in
public affairs, intelligently learning the
meaning of civic and municipal government.
This will be another aid to us as loyal citi
zens. Another aid to us will be equality.
Do we seek this as a race? I answer, yes,
we do. but not the aped social equality
which our enemies and critics would have
the world think is our sole aim. While we
could point out that if this was our object,
social equality, that we would only be fol
lowing the example set by our teachers at
various times in these several hundred years,
we could say that we did not want nor
make the advances, but that we have had
to accept the consequences, i. c., the whole
sale race of hybreds that we are today. The
equality which is sought by the black Ameri
can is equality in business, an equal right