Confederate Veterans’ Fast
Thinning Ranks to Form
On June 3.
BY GUY HAMILTON,
trailed Pteis Staff Correspondent
ATLANTA, Ga., May 22.—Veter
ans of the Confederate army, all of
them nearing the end of life, are
looking forward with the same old
eagerness this year to joining com-'
rades at their annual southern re
They have planned for the same
trip, faithfully, every year since the
custom was begun in the nineties,
and all of them plan to attend the
gathering until the time comes to
join their fellow soldiers who are
The trip across the southern states
will be hard on the 2,500 veterans
who will assemble in Montgomery,
Ala., on June 3, of this year.
‘Rather Die at Reunion*
But many of the old soldiers have
said: “We woud rather die at a re
union than anywhere else in the
world.” Frequently they get their
There are no more of the color
ful leaders of the Confederacy at
the gathering', and at the annual
muster not a general answers the
There are a few colonels, a few
majors and captains. The rest are
men who joined the gray ranks as
boys during the last days of the
Civil war. Men older at the time
have already passed away, for the
war was fought two-thirds of a cen
Visit Southern ‘White House*
The reunion this year will be in
the old Capitol of the Confederacy
where Jefferson Davis and a cabinet
of southern leaders sat and directed
the Confederate states’ fight for ex
The men who fought from 1361 to
1865 for secession from the Union
will visit the historic old Canitol
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Butler Co-Eds to Celebrate
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Costumed for Butler university’s annual May day
celebration Saturday, co-eds pictured here are (left
photo) Miss Katherine Sue Kinnaird, 207 West
Forty-fourth street, symbolizing “Fire,” and in the
group photo, foreground, Miss Dorothy Jane Atkins,
MORTICIANS NAME GADD
Indiana Undertakers End Annual
Convention with Election.
Re-election of Bert S. Gadd, In
dianapolis, as Indiana Funeral
Directors’ Association. president,
marked close of the fifty-first an
nual convention Thursday at the
John Paul Ragsdale, Indianap
olis, was re-elected secretary. Other
Claude F. Fix. Shelbyville. first vice
preeident: W. J. Wright Jr.. Rensselaer,
second vice-president: John S. McGuan,
Indiana Harbor, sergeant-at-arms, and
Harry A. Wyatt of Rushville, J. E. Burns,
Hammond, and George A. Craft. New Al
bany. executive committeemen.
where the Confederate congress held
They will see the old home which
served as the White House of the
4056 College avenue, “Fauna;” kneeling, at the left,
Miss Mary Charlene Noblitt, 935 Eastern avenue,
“Flora;” standing, Miss Louise Cox, Peru, “Stella;”
and right, kneeling, Miss Jane Walker, 3126 Belle
fountaine street, “Water.”
Symbolic dances depicting efforts
of the elements to produce the
month of May will precede the
May queen’s entry at May day
ceremonies on the Butler uni
versity campus Saturday after
Approximately 200 students will
take part in the May day pageant,
written by Mrs. Alice Bidwell We
senberg, professor of English at
Miss Mary Louise Minnick, as
May queen, will be attended by a
court of fourteen co-eds. Follow
ing the coronation ceremony, stu
dents from Butler Teachers’ col
lege and the Arthur Jordan Con
servatory of Music will bring
their contributions to the May.
queen in the form of pageants
representing the work they do.
The pageant will be given in a
natural amphitheater in the
wooded section of the Fairview
campus, starting at 2:30. The
event is open to the public.
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Auctioneer’s Hammer Will
Echo Rise of Famed
The auctioneer’s hammer will
swing Saturday, May 30, in Ining
tcn-on-the-Hudsor., near New York
City, and as it strikes it’s “sold” on
a villa and estate it will echo a
business romance that made a
washerwoman a millionaire and
gave Indianapolis and the nation
the principal benefactor of the
The hammer will swing down on
the Villa Lewardo mansion of
Madam C. J. Walker, Indianapolis
philanthropist, who died May 25,
1919, in New York City.
With the death of Madam Walker,
her holdings, estimated at $1,000,000,
were left to her daughter, Leila
Wilken Robinson Wilson. The
daughter is president of the Madam
C. J. Walker Manufacturing Com
pany, offices in the Walker theater
and in New York City.
Madam Walker’s holdings, includ-
ing the villa, were placed in the
possession of the Walker company.
The company planned to convert
the villa, with its $25,000 pipe or
gan, into a high-class hotel for
Negroes. But announcement of
Saturday’s auction in New York,
declares the abandonment of the
Last year many paintings, tapes
tries and other lavish outfittings of
the villa were sold at auction.
Madam Walker's riches were
gained through a hair-dressing
preparation. Bern in Delta, Mo.,
she lived in Denver, Colo., and St.
Louis, Mo., and coming to Indian
apolis, started her manufacture of
cosmetics and hair preparations in
a plant at 640 North West street.
The preparation became a sales
firebrand and her bank balance
The World war ensued and
Madam Walker established herself
in the hearts of the Negro wearers
of the khaki with visits to canton
ments and contributions to patriotic
Her riches erected the Walker
theater. The theater is known as
one of the finest in the nation for
the Negro race.
She was a donor to Planner House
of Indianapolis, the Negro Y. M. C.
A. and Y. W. C. A. in addition to
And even with her death at the
age of 52, her charitable work is
continued by her heirs, the Madam
Walker company, for one-third of
the company’s yearly profits are
given to charity.
The villa to be sold Saturday was
one of New York’s show-places. Its
grandeur rivaled that of the city's
Mrs. Walker was the owner of
blocks of real estate in Indianapolis
in addition to New York state prop
F. B. Ransom is manager of the
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.MAY 22, 1931
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on the fourth floor of the Walker
Business Man Dies
By Tint* Special
LAFAYETTE, ind. f May 22.
Wallace Duncan, 48, business man
and church leader, is dead after a
long illness. He was a graduate of
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