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Officers Of 25th National Convention, Disciples Of Christ
These are the officer* of the church, missionary and young people’* department* of the 25th National Convention of the Discipies of Christ at their Silver Jubilee Celebration at A. and I. State Ccilege, Nashville, Tennessee. August 13-25. Center front is President R. Wesley Watson, of St. Louis, Me. Disciples Of Christ In Successful Meet By MRS. W. A. SCOTT, Sr. The Disciples of Christ closed j their twenty-fifth annual nation- j al convention in a gi’eat Silver Jubilee celebration August 19-25 in Nashville, Tennessee, the place of its organization 25 years ago by the late Elder Preston Taylor The hundreds of delegates and visitois who came by railroad and motor from all sections of the country were comfortably housed and fed in the spacious buildings of A and I. State College where many of the sessions were held. The other meetings wrere in Lea j Avenue Church. This very con- ' venient arrangement was due mainly to the splendid hospitality and cooperation of President W. J. Hale and Prof. Merl Eppse of the ‘College and Mrs. Preston Taylor, Silver Jubilee High-lights __ By MRS. W. A. SCOTT, SR. THE TWENTY-FIFTH Na tional Convention of the Christian Church — Disciples of Christ— was celebrated as a great home coming. It was a great pleasure to greet friends whom the years had long separated. Among these was, Mrs. H A. Singleton in whose i home, in Louisville, Ky., the writ- J er began her 28 years experi- j ence as a minister’s wife. Among those who were missed at the annual gathering was El der S. Kenny of Johnson City, j Tennessee, whom illness kept j away. Mrs. Rcsa L. Wicks of Wash ington, D. C., is among new friends made. Dr. J. E. Walker, outstanding layman and fcr 25 years treasurer of the National Convention was j speaker at the Friday night meet- ; ing at Lea Avenue Church, and j he is still treasurer. ' s -* It was quite interesting to note j how that delegation cf more than three hundred could adjourn for dinner on A. and I. State Col lege campus and in a little whiie be reassembed in Lea Avenue Church in the City. Mrs. Alice Collens cf Youngs town, Ohio, enjoyed shaking hands with friends of former years in church work. Mrs. Rosa Brcwn llracey, pro motional secretary, was gt%est sneaker Sunday at the Woman’s Day program at St. John’s A. M. E. Church. The official program was a compliment to the program com mittee. It seems nothing was omitted for the benefit of the delegates. It contained warm greetings from the governor, mayor and many other promi nent people. Rev. R. H. Davis of Chicago was among those who enjoyed meeting new friends and greeting old acquaintances at the Silver Jubilee. Quite a number cf Christian ministers and missionary workers filled various pulpits in the city the closing Sunday. chairman of the Silver Jubilee committee. The reports from the church, Missionary Society and Young Peo ples’ Departments all showed progress and deep interest in the work. All sessions were harmonious ly conducted. The convention theme | was “Pacing the Crisis with Christ”. Many well prepared and inspir ing addresses and sermons were i enjoyed throughout the meeting. Mrs. Rosa Page Welsh of Chicago and Mrs. Duke of Los Angeles made fine musical contributions. Among the many very enjoyable social functions were the Ministers’ Breakfast Conferences. The Min isters’ Wives’ Banquet, the elabo rate reception bv president and Mrs. W. J. Hale, and the big picnic by Mrs. Taylor at her home in Green wood Park. The sunrise prayer service Sun day morning and the memorial service at the grave of Elder Pres ton Taylor were outstanding serv ices. Most of the officers were re elected in all departments. Los Angeles was chosen as the next | place of meeting. Everybody enjoyed Mrs. El | lcit’s wonderful service in the cafeteria. She made many happy souls when she anncunced one day to the two long dinner lines: “All with gray hair may be serv ed first.” We felt sorry for those who had darkened their tresses before leaving for the silver jubi lee. There are 206 divisions of Protestantism in America, ac cording to one of the convention speakers. Rev. Moore of Paris, Kentucky preached a fine sermon in which be quoted President Jas. A. Gar field—a Disciple of Christ — as saying after he became president of the United States, “There is no honor so great as to preach the gospel.” Mrs. H. L, Herod of Indiana polis made an interesting report as delegate to the International Convention of Disciples of Christ. Noting the favorable changes in racial relations she said. “The in ternational does not meet any nlace where ample provision can net be made for All the breth ren.” The mingling together of white and colored workers of the Chris tian Church is something interest ing to see. Mrs. H. B. Marx (white) executive secretary of missionary organizations said of the Nashville trip, “We have had the time of our lives* It is won derful. We would not have missed it for anything. We hope we have helped you some. You have help ed us tremendously.’ Other white workers, who made inspiring addresses are Mrs. R. A. Doan, who spent twenty-five years in Japan and is now vice oresident of the United Christian Missionary Society, and James A. Crain, secretary of Social Educa tion of the UCMS. Mrs. Preston Taylor, proved a wonderful hostess at the big picnic she gave for the visitors nt Greenwood park. More than *bree hundred were served a bountiful picnic plate and water j melon a plenty. Mrs. Callie Haynes of the Lea Avenue Christian Church had 17 noars o' loyal service to Mrs. Car rie L. Herman rewarded bv a be quest of SI0,000 in her will. It is said that Mrs. Haynes was regard A rkansas Negroes Ja rred Into Seeking Use Of Vote PINE BLUFF, Ark. — (ANP) — The supine manner in which Ne groes in this congressional district lie down and permit their rights to ed net as a servant but a confi dential companion to Mrs. Her man. A group of ladies includ ing Mrs. Frankie Pearce, presi dent of the Tennessee Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs very much appreciated the gallant service cf Eld. Isam Franklin at the big picnic dinner* Women Chauffeurs were very much in evidence at the Nashville meet. As we sat on the porch at Hale Hall and saw many big fine cars starting out on their long return journeys home, we observed women holding the wheels. A good reason why no ac cidents were heard of. The memorial service in beau tiful Greenwood Cemetery for Eld. Taylor was conducted by Rosa Brown Bracey of St. Louis. A large circle including Eld. Tay lor’s grave wras formed for the j service and we truly feel that [ Eld. Taylor is still within our cir cle for at the death of his be- 1 loved widow the bulk of the Tay lor fortune goes to the brother hood. It will likely be used for a training school for ministers. Appointment In Negro Town Irks Entire Populace betrampled on is due as much to their failure to vote as any other cause. Failure to pay poll tax and to vote on the part of the 50,000 Negro citizens in the Fifth Con gressional district is strictly the fault of the colored people. They could vote if they chose and could name the man who represents the district in congress. While it would be improbable that a Negro could be elected, at least a liberal, decent white candidate could be named. The appointment of a white wo man as postmistress in the all Ne gro community of Menifee is the straw which it is hoped broke the camel’s back and which has arous ed the citizens to the point where they may bestir themselves and pay their poll tax. "The appointment of this postal official for Menifee is truly a blackout for democracy," said W. Harold Flowers, secretary of the Committee on Negro Orgonizations. “The appointment was made after Negro residents had exhausted ev ery means known to secure the ap pointment of one of three Negro eligibles whose names were on the qualified list as a result of a com petitive examination.” -- , m I MOTE*—‘YOUR question will be answered FREE in this column ORLY when you include a clipping of this column and sign youi full name, nirthdate. and correct address to your letter. V'or 8 * Private Rsply” send only (25c) and a self addressee stamped envelope for my new ASTROLOGY READING and receive by return nttJl FREE ADVICE on (3) Questions, Send all Ifcttert to: ABBE WALLACE^ care ot Th£ SCOTT MKWSPAP^.H SYNDICATE tin Auburn Av&nue, Atlanta. Oft E. M. N.—I have been married one year in June and I am begin ning to get tired of this way of hav ing to do without and can’t have anything. Tell me can’t he get him a better job? Ans-.Probably so, but he isn’t get ting the encouargement from you that is due a husband. Be patient and encourage him to look for a better paying job, but insist that he hold the job he has until he finds something better. In the meantime _get right out yourself and get a job. Help the bey out if you want luxuries. B. D. H.—I am a subscriber of the paper and wish to know if I am going to get the insurance that I am expecting? Ans: There seems to be quite some confusion regarding the in surance on your deceased son I honestly feel that you are going to have to take the settlement of fered you buy the company. Take what they offer, as I don’t think it would do any good to bring suit against them. H. R.—Well I don’t know how to say it but I am married and have a good husband but for some rea son I don’t think that I enjoy him like I used to. Now there was a woman one time said she was going to fix him and I want to know if this is true or not? Ans: No, not the slightest bit of truth to it. No woman could do anything to him that would cause you two not to get along. I really don’t think you have any worries get the thought of what this woman told him out of your mind and you two will be quite content ed. The “spark of youth” is gradu ally leaving your husband and that seems to be the trouble and if you do your part, you can get along beautifully as you have all these years in the past. M. E. J.—I wish to know Sir if h 1 go to college would it be wise for me to take up a course in Com mercial Dietetics? Ans: A very interesting course of study and one that would prepare you well for the future. Talk this matter over, with the Dean of the college you are to enter or some older instructors .... they proD ably can give you the information you desire. X. Y. A.—Let me know in the column if I will get my divorce and my part of the property this year? Also let me know how to write to you privately? 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Ans: Yes.you will make a fine nurse and won’t have any trouble at all getting through. A very nice profession for you young lady. _ “INFLUENCE” SEEN Mrs. Let'na E. Maione, white, was sworn in office by Prof. J. C. Mc | Daniel, a member of the Committee ! on Negro Organization, after hav ing been one of the many persons to urge participation on the part of Negroes taking civil service ex aminations. Regarded as a man of influence in the community, many j of the residents believe that his op- i position to a Negro postmaster was j responsible in a large measure for : the appointment of Mrs. Malone. A petition signed by more than ; 250 citizens of the community, urg- j j ing Congressman David D. Terry to I appoint a Negro postmaster was ; filed after it was learned that the j appointment was under the sole j jurisdiction of the postoffice dfe | partment, due to the fact that the salary was less than $500 per an num Among the signers of the pe tition were three white persons. 67th Fires First Anti-Tank Guns At Camp Wolters CAMP WOLTERS—(A N P)—Se- j lectees of the 67th battalion were | selected to be the first to fire the j .50 caliber machine guns on the anti-tank range at this infantry re- j placement training center. Brig. Gen. j William M. Simpson, camp com mander, turned out to wratch the j colored battalion pepper shots at j the cable-drawn white target which , dodged and zig-zagged through the I woods, simulating an advancing i tank. The firing was directed by j Major William C. Saffarans. Jim Crow Policy Of Government Blamed For Army Camp Riots Immediate Action Asked Of LaGuardia Change In Philosophy Emphasized NEW YORK CITY — (Sl/S) — Civilian Defense Admin istrator Fiorella LaGuar dia has received requests that the President instruct the army to is sue a directive abolishing all racial segregation in army camps and other places in control of the army; that Negro military policemen be placed on equal footing and equip ped as are all other military po lice; that orders be issued assur ing protection for Negro troops sta tioned in southern areas and that law enforcement agencies should 1 attend the illegal actions of state i police and peace officers at Gur i don, Arkansas, Mr. LaGuardia received the re ' quests from the National Associa tion for the Advancement of Col ored People along with four affida vits from members of the 94th En gineers division stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark., who went AWOL i rather than submit to intimidation | by state patrolmen and civilians | there. DETROIT PROTEST MEET The affidavits were made after the protest mass meeting held in Detroit, Michigan, by the local : branch NAACP last Sunday. The | four men had made their way back to Michigan by hitch-hiking and ! riding freight cars, and their sworn ' statements underscored the vile treatment to which they w’ere sub | jected. The men testified that not only | were colored troops forced off the highway at machine gun-point by bands of whites, but their com manding officers were insulted and one white lietuenant, Donald Cur ry, was slapped by a patrolman. Protesting against the imperious demands of the southerners to “get those damn niggers off the high | wray,” the white officers were call | ed “nigger-lovers” and “damn Yankees.” The NAACP placed the responsi j bility for race clashes in and around military camps on the gov ernment’s policy of segregation. It stated that the episodes in Arkansas and North Carolina are the direct l outgrowth of the philosophy of the ; War Department which caters to I southern segregation tradition. The j NAACP empliasized the imperative need for a change in this philoso Trainee Is Flown To His Mother's Funeral By Navy MONTGOMERY, Ala.—(ANP)—A naval airplane was placed at George Thomas’ disposal last week by officials of the Norfolk (Va ) Naval Training station, in order that Thomas might attend the funeral of his mother Thomas’ mother died Monday, and George was notified by telegram from his father. Showing the mes sage to his commanding officer, he was surprised a few hours later to find that a plane had been ordered to bring him here for the last rites of his mother. The ship landed at Maxwrell field Tuesday. Perry Jackson Named To Secretarial Post By CHARLES H. LOEB CLEVELAND—(A N P) — Atty. Perry B. Jackson, assistant police prosecutor and former member of the Cleveland City Council and Ohio legislature, became the first Negro ever to occupy a policy-mak ing post in the mayor’s cabinet, when Mayor Edward Blythin nam j ed him secretary to Utilities Direc i tor John A. Hickey. In his new post, Atty. Jackson will serve primarily a s go-between the utilities department and city council, and will no doubt be called upon for a study of ail legislation affecting that department. The position pays $3,600 annually. Atty. Jackson is state president of the Ohio IBPOE of W., and assistant grand legal adviser of I tended the Elks grand convention before entering his new duties. i Phy. The basic fact, the Association said, is “that the army has appar ently not decided what it intends to do in utilizing Negro soldiers. It would appear that the present plan is to assign most, if not all, Ne gro troops to labor battalions. Practically none of the Negro units < are as yet part of the army di- 1 visions. It wrould appear to be im perative that the army make up its mind definitely as to whether or not it is going to use Negro troops on the same basis as other troops or to excuse Negroes from i military service.” NEW YORK—(A N P>—Establish ing a record of the second highest box office intake at the Maplewood theatre, Maplewood, N. J., near here last week, the Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson grossed $12,500, a remarkable pull for a straw hat theatre. Dark Laughter.y ol harrington L COT/rfA/W FBA-iZinE !S 9-» r -/f^K-KwQaiC*?-| J ^ . . \e* a *^°ve brother Bootsie— an’ it’« the very tame number 1 made up for Clark < Gable—but Gable can t let folk know that!” ^ ^ 1 Meanwhile, in a sweeping action, Mayor Blythin named Atty. Wil liam B. Saunders, who has been working in the police prosecutor’s office as a representative of the utilities department, to succeed Mr Jackson, and named Atty. John E. Ballard to succeed Mr. Saunders. All the appointments were made with the approval of the Negro Re publican leaders in Cleveland led by Atty. Lawrence O. Payne, state Republican leader. Two Appointed To Work With Race Consumers Miss Sunie Steele And Mrs. Laura Daly Are Named Miss Harriet Elliott, associate administrator of the Office of Prince Administration and Civilian Supply, in charge of the Consumer Division, announced this week ap pointments of Miss Sunie Steele, of Trenton, N. J., and Mrs. Laura R. Daly, of Tuskegee Institute. Alabama,, as regional representa tives to work with Negro groups for the Consumer Division. Miss Steele will contact consumers in the area for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Deiaware, Michigan and Kentucky. Mrs. Daly will work in the South Atlantic Seaboard area, and in Alabama and Mississippi. “Our representatives are charged j with a foui-fold service,” Miss Elliott said. (1) They will explain the OPACS program to the con suming public and point out the ways in which the publice can co operate with national defense in their selection, purchase, and use of civilian goods. (2) They will make available to customers in their regions educational materials and information from this office on the problems of price, supply, substi tute materials, and conservati/c/i methods. (3) They will help con sumers to help themselves through the use of all available local and stat facilities for raising standards of living, facilities such as surplus distribution channels, school lunch programs low-cost milk depots, lo cfe.1 food preservation campaign^ use of city markets, etc. And, final ly, and very important to us. they will keep us informed in detail of the effects of the Defense Program on the standard of living of the civilian population of the various regions throughout the country” RESPONSIBILITIES PLACED Miss Steele and Mrs. Daly will be directly responsible to Miss Fran cis H. Williams, Assistant to the Chief, Contacts Section, Consumer Division of OPACS. Miss Williams has been with the Consumer Di vision since 1940t beginning her duties when it was the Division of Consumer Protection of the Na tional Defense Advisory Commis sion. She was formerly Interracial Secretary of the National Board of the YWCA with headquarters in New York City. Miss Williams is a recognized authority on both consumr prob lems and Negro family life. She holds the A. B. degree from Mt. Holyoke where she achieved Phi Beta Kappa and the A. M. degree Dram the University of Chicago* While at Chicago she aided Gosnell in the research necessary for the writing of the book “Negro Politi cians.” Miss Steel, a graduate of Wilber farce University, was fonmerly general secretary of the Montgom ery St. Branch YWCA. Trenton. She has also served as a Jeanes supervisor In Kentucky and as Girl Reserve Secretary of the Gtermarfown Bjranch YWCA* Germantown.