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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,
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
tional Convention of the Christian
Church — Disciples of Christ—
was celebrated as a great home
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
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
Quite a number cf Christian
ministers and missionary workers
filled various pulpits in the city
the closing Sunday.
chairman of the Silver Jubilee
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
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
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
There are 206 divisions of
Protestantism in America, ac
cording to one of the convention
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
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
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.”
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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
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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
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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
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it would do any good to bring suit
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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
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and you two will be quite content
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beautifully as you have all these
years in the past.
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H. W.—My husband is not true
to me with his money. Do you
think the other man I was going
with before I married will make a
good husband?
Ans: A divorce isn’t what you
need .... what you need is to try
to understand the husband you
have and give up the idea of leav
ing him and taking another. If
your husband won’t give you the
money you want .... get a job and
make it yourself. After all you
would feel more independent and
would have less time to fuss with
M. E. B.—I am planning on tak
ing nurse training this fall. Will
I succeed?
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. _
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
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
Action Asked
Of LaGuardia
Change In
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.
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
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
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
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
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!” ^ ^
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
“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”
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
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*

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