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_ _—> __ JUNIOR LEAGUE CONFAB TO OPEN HERE NEXT WEEK The Fourth Annual Conference of the National Junior League, Inc., of Chicago, 111., of which Mrs. Claudia: It. Wallace is president, con venes Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25, 2(> and 27, at its I regular conference headquaiters, Peru ccllegr, 4101 South Park-; way. All sessions will be closed o t. e grn iu! public with the ex ception cf Friday evening. Highlights of the conference in clude the conference theme “Useful and Intelligent Service", registration on Thursday after noon from 4 p. m. on, the Candle Lighting program, a most color ful presentation on Thursday eve ning. Miss Bertha E. Swindall will be mistress of ceremonies for this candle lighting; Dr. Lillian 8. Dove, national organizer, will be the guest . peaker. There will be three sessions on Friday with an evening program at 8 p. m., which should prove interesting and entertaining to the general public to which a cordial invita tion is extended. Miss Pauline Heclmond will talk on Friday eve ning, and those who know her are sure that she will bring a real message in harmony with the general theme of the conference. In addition there will be musical; numbers with Clara Bolton, so prano, as featured artist, and I greetings to complete a well rounded pregram. The nomination committee is1 scheduled to report Saturday morning with election of officers as the important business; the. Courtesy committee has charge' of the luncheon program and the conference will close Saturday evening with a formal dinner dance at Morris’ Perfect Eat Shoppe, at which time Miss Lillian Summers will be the guest speak er Miss Rachell King wall be mistress of ceremonies, and Mrs. Albert B. George, chairman of the Board of Managers, will close the session by installing the officers. The Board of Managers re quests the cooperation of the pub lic in their fourth conference. They are Mesdames William E. King, founder and executive sec retary; Dr. Lillian Dove, national organizer; Mesdames Albert B. George, chairman; Katherine Ir vin, secretary; Denella M. Brown, .asst, sec.; Lovelyn Evans, Kate Ford, Atty. Barbara Goodall, Faith Jefferson Jones, Misses Vi vian Harsh and Josephine Inniss. Blind Groups Present Play The Fellowship Circle of the Blunci presented “The Woman’s Place’’, a play by Geraldine Law home, the talented young secre tary of the Fellowship Circle The play depicted the conflict between professional women and old fashioned men. The scene of the play was laid in a radio sta tion so little scenery or costum ing was needed. The participants portrayed the various characters remarkably' well. In the leading role was Miss Edith Powell. The other char acters were played by Mii cs and Mechanics Virginia Rice, Ruth Woods, Olivia Caldwell, Gerald ine Lawhorn, who with the arsis!, an<-"' of her faithful dug, Blondic, was the station announcer; Met El's. James Grimes, Richard Davis, Jessie Anderson and Her man Marquardt. A fine chorus backstage was conducted by Prof. J T. Yar brough with Viola Yarbrough at the piano. There was a splen did and interested audience, who greatly appreciated the efforts ol these talented people who refuse to accept blindness as a handi cap. It is hoped that Miss Law horn will have her Christmas play ready for presentation by the members of the Fellowship Ciicle duiing the Christmas sea son. Gn July 4 24 they wall give a concert at Hartwell Memorial church, 30th and Prairie avenue. This will conclude thejir '.work until fall. Mrs. Helen Sayre is president; Miss Geraldine Law roin, secretary. Bi'f »adca tei ; held their meeting last week at the home of the president, Mrs. Margie Wade,1 ! 8 th and Calumet avenue. It was the final meeting until Sep tember. Business was brief. Af-j :rr the meeting the members played bridge, keno and other games. Thiefe was a short talk1 by ,T. V. Mead. Other guests in-1 eluded Mrs.- Louise Jones, Chcs; Holley and Horace Braey. The hostess set an elaborate 'sbip with flowers, randies, love ly iare napery and gleaming ci'ys tal and silver. A delicious luii ehron was served. The rnembns of the club are j Mrs. Maggie Wade, pres.; Mes-. dames and Misses Josie Gallway, vice-pres.; Lorena Mays, bus. mgr.; Lola Green, treas.; Bessie Barnard, sec.; C. Harper, reporter; G. Green. Some of the members are going away for the summer. Among these are Mrs. Lorena Mays who will visit in St. Louis, Mo., and will take in the Elks convention, and visit in Nash ville, Tcnn. Mrs. Lola Green and Mrs. G. Green will go to New York and see the World’s Fair. Mrs. Barnard will visit in Mc Comb, Miss. CMP A To Hold 21st Anniversary The Chicago Neighborhood Im provement and Protective Asso ciation, Chicago’s oldest civic or ganization, invites the public to come and celebrate with them their 21st anniversary to be held at the Berran Baptist Church, 52nd and Dearborn streets, Sun day, July 21st, 1940 at 3:30 p. m. sharp. Excellent speakers and a fine musical program will be the high lights of the afternoon. The Hon orable Earl B. D'ckerson will be the principal speaker. The artists scheduled to appear on the pro gram are Gerald Cook, pianist; Virginia Rice, soprano; Edythe Powell, soprano; Rufus A. Foster wiU he guest chairman. William F. Elliot, president; Isaac T. Yarbrough, chairman; Beverly W. Wilder, secretary. AUcr.f's (luting MISS WALRINE SPROTT, one of .he members of the Business and Professional Women’s club, which went on a week-end out ing recently in New Buffalo, Mich. ;T,, ,j|H WM t'-i MISS CATHERINE GORDON, who was hostess at a surprise party given for Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Mahone on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary. THE IMPS FORMAL. A PRETTY AFFAIR The Imps Social club gave their annual summer formal on Sat urday night at the Casino, and the dance was as interesting and en joyable as their unique invitations that so resembled a red lettered white tome. L. O. Lee, sponsor of the Gondoliers club, assisted in receiving. Johnny Long’s orchestra furnished the music. The presi dent, Miss Gladys Williams, wore a white gown with red accesso ries and a corsage of roses. She presented a gift to Miss Lela Tay lor, the most popular girl in the club; and a gift to Dr. J. Mc Kinley Bard who was master of ceremonies and who also led the grand march. Then the vice president presented a lovely gift to the president. Charming indeed was the little mascot, Annie Ruth Hessler of Dayton, Ohio, who wore an or chid dress that was lavishly trimmed with blue bows. When ; 1 he members were presented they assembled in the orchestra pit from whence Dr. Bal'd permitted them to announce themselves. The members arc Gladys Wil liams, pres.; Hazel Dotson, vice pres.; Evctte Washington, rec. sec.; Thelma Harris, fin. sec.; Gencia Lowiy. treas.; Viola Archer, bus. mgr.; Dr. McKinley Bard, social advisor; Elsie Saunders, Lela Taylor, and others. John Firie of Battle Creek. Mich., was a special guest. NINE STAB BRIDGE CLUB The Kinc Star Bridge club met on Thursday flight with Miss Mary Holmes, 5442 Calumet ave nue. Mrs. Bertha S. Berrien, the nresident, conducted a brief meet ing. A new member was added Miss Louise Draper. All the members were present excep Miss Odis Swader, who was ill. Following the meeting, bridge was the feature of the evening The prizes were awarded to Miss Odessa Williams, first; Miss Jua nita Wells, second; Mrs. Bertha Berrien, third. The guests were Frank Clifton. Dan Weil, James Combs, the club sweetheart, and J. V. Mead. The hostess, who was very charming in a gown of dubon net, served a delicious luncheon. Mrs. Bertha S. Berrien is presi dent. [Exclusive Sharps | And Flats Give Fine Performance One of the most enjoyable con certs of the season was presented on Wednesday night at St. Paul C. M. E. church by the Exclusive Sharps and Flats under the di rection of Maurice McGee. The concert was sponsored by the Busy F.ee Club, Mrs. Katie Jack sou, contestant and Mrs. Annie Edwards, president; Rev. W. L. Liddell, minister. The group of nearly fifty, have such fresh, wed trained, ear de | lighting voices. The program opened with the processional “Lord Have Mercy” and in the j first group they sang “Unfold Ye j Portals” and “Soldiers Chorus’, ! both by Gounod.; and “Omnipo j fence” (Schubert) with Beatrice Williams as soloist. Their next group was from the operetta “Let j It Rain”. Savannah Strong, so ; prano soloist for “This is My Garden of Roses”, Willoughby i Abner, baritone for “Moonflow or” by the Girls Ensemble. “The Heavens are Telling” (Haydn); “Sylvia” (Speaks) “Inflamma tus”, “Listen to the Lambs’ “I'll Never Turn Back” both by Deft and Will Marion Cook’s “Swing Along” were included. A high point in the program was the solo by Elmer Harris, scholarship winner of the Univer sity of Minnesota, who sang “I Heard a Forest Praying.” Maurice McGehee is director; Mrs. Marva Louis and Mrs. Gon zales Motts are sponsors; Edward Dudley, Thomas Sykes and Phin eas Sykes are accompanists. The group is trained at the Urban League Community Center, 46th and Indiana avenue. ALL ABOARD FOR KAPPA CRUISE This beautiful ship, the S. S. \ Theodore Roosevelt, the largest pleasure boat on the lako, has j been chartered by the Kappa Alpha I'si fraternity for its 8th annual cruise and dance, Fri day, July 19. The boat leaves Navy Pier at midnight and re turns at 3 a. m. The proceed? , from these delightful trips go ' to the fraternity housing fund | which is used to improve the 1 housing conditions of Negro students on the campus. Mrs. Effie Clark Installed as New Silver Leaf Head ! TSo Silver Leaf Ai’t and Char ity Club held its closing meeting Sunday with a party for members and mere than 40 friends at the beautiful Cozy Tea Room, 45th ind Vincennes avenue. Mrs. An na Williams, program chairman and Mrs. Mable Kirby, mistress of ceremonies presented a musical program. Many beautifql presen tations were made to Mrs. Harriet Bell, the outgoing president; wesentat ions were also made to James David Kellum who grad uated from DuSable High School, and grandson of the reporter; al so to Frederick Williams, club mascot, who graduated from St. ! Anselm's. Featured on the program were Rev. Owens, a treble clef quar et 1rom Ebenrzcr Baptist Church, •nder the direction of Prof. J. Rogers. William Thomas, solo st; Whalum Ensemble, geepm 'anied by Mrs. B. Whalum; Mrs. berraine Nora, qf Ebenezer Gns >el Choir; W. Williams, soloist, 'ceomranied by Mrs. Williams; Jerry Lee, Jr., pianist; and talks by Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Stevens, Leroy Smith, Fannie Raxter, Har riet Bell and others. Mrs. Anna •J. Williams was program chair man. The following officers were in stalled bv Mrs. Harriet Bell: Mes darof's FTie Clark, president; Nellie Whitlow, and Naomi Shrames and Vivian Reed, vice presidents; Albert Baker, record ing secretary; Mabel Kirby, cor responding secretary, Willa Mge Shillycutt, financial secretary; Nora J. Smith, treasurer; Alice Smith, chaplain; Elizabeth Kel lum, reporter; Barbara Thomp kins, parliamentarian. A deli cious repast was served. The club adjourned to meet the first Sunday in October. Mrs. Effie Clark, president; Mrs. Elizabeth Kellum, reporter. I Chicago Music, Dramatic Groups Crown Royal Pair — On last Saturday the popular ity contest recently sponsored by the Chicago Music, Dramatic and Social club was brought to a close, The climax was the coro nation banquet tendered the king and queen, Reuben Reyn olds and Mrs. Mary Lively. The lovely apartment of Messrs. Cash and Givens was transformed into a veritable fairyland. The decorations resmbled those of lhe famous Latin Quarter in New Orleans during the festive season. Flower bedecked rooms and a beautifully appointed banquet table upon which was spread a feast to delight even the most critical eye. During the course of the eve ning the royal pair and their humble subjects and guests, wined, dined, danced and finish ed off the evening n a manner befitting such an occasion. Mis-| souri Hill is reporter. La Jovers Party An Enjoyable Summer Event La Jovers Girls gave their fourth annual dane on Saturday at the Palais des Gardes. With Floyd Campbell’s orchestra to furnish the most entrancing mu sic and perfect weather, the guests certainly enjoyed every minute of the evening. The president wore peach net and rhinestones. All of the members wore flowers in their hair. During the evening, -Miss Mildred Jenkins presented the club gift to the president. The special guests were Mrs. Maggie Thomas of New York City, the guest of Mrs. B. Wash ington of Woodlawn. The members are Bertha Roundtree, president Lillian j Banks, vice president; Mildred Harris, financial secretary: Ruth Macklin, financial secretary; Wortha Plaxico, business mana ger; Mildred Jenkins, sergeant at arms; Cheta Turner, social hos tess: Anna Steve, reporter; Jo sephine Duncan, rritie; Marietta Oliver, sick committee; Roosevelt L. Robertson was master of ceree monies. OCHQ CLUB The Ocho club met at the home of Mrs. Maxine Barnes, 735 >E. 50th street. Mrs. Glover, the vice-pres., conducted the meet ing. Mrs- Gertrude Hawkins was received as a member. After the business the members were servr ed a delicious luncheon in the dining room. Those who enjoyed Mrs. Barnes courtesy were Misses and Mes dames Gladys Watson, Dora Hill, Gertrude Hawkins. Mildred Glo ver, Dorothy Collins, Annabelle Leonard. The next meeting will be with Miss D. Collins, 3131 ! Cottage Grove avenue. » • - -» DR. lULLIAX DOVE, nation al organizer of the Junior Eeague, who will be guest speaker whep they convene here next vyeek "■■■> ■ 1—-: Richard Harrison Dramatic Club Elects Officers The Richard B. Harrison club, follo.vying its happily successful pigsentation of Shakgspeare’s de lightful’ “Midsummer Night's Dream” at the Wendell Phillips auditorium, met at the home of Mrs. Maxine Alexander Wednes day evening for its first business meeting after the show. Election of officers for the en suing year was held. By unani mous consent D. Terry was elected president; Mrs. M. Alexander is. vice-president; Mrs. Juarez Cru sor, rec. sec.; Mrs. Rosa Hill, re elected treasurer; again by unani mous 'acclaim Mrs. Pearl Greene Fachacho was re-elected director. Robert Hughes, reporter. Plans for a group outing at Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, July 21st were completed. After the business of the eve ning Mrs. Alexander served the group a most delicious beverage. Attends Conference talented pianist, who was one of the four attending: the Leader’s Conference at Congregational Camp in Tower Hill last week. Kappa Cruise Set for July 19 /Everything is,'.Shipshape' and racin' to. go for the'Kappas’ eighth ' sunimer. cruise ‘and dance aboard ' the : lake's finest steamer,' the. gorgeous Si S’. Theodore Roose velt. Which gets up steam Friday evening, ’ July 19th cpme midnite. | And one- thing is certain, two thousand socialites, as many as can be put aboard, will make the romantic and adventurous trip up the lake for the benefit of good old Kappas’t.Housing Fund. On this night of nights - new friend ships will, be formed, and as in seven previous years Cupid’s scouts'will no doubt be busy. For nothing Ipakes one lose his sense of reality like the stars, moon, and yelvety breezes in one’s face at night: out in the middle of Lake ’ Michigan'^. . / r-With ■ all' eyes on Naw Pier for I HI STEPPERS TO HAVE MEET The Hi Steppers social club will meet at the home of Miss Williams on July 25 at 3:30 p. m.. 1511 N. Wells street/ 3rd floor. Mrs. Timmons, president; Miss White, reporter. Friday's event, trie Committee in charge has arranged the best “hot” music and entertainment available. Mot a dull . moment from midnite until the dawn pa trol guides the S. S. Theodore Roosevelt back to its berth. And when gladdened hearts return from the seasons loveliest outing, one more rung will have been climbed in the fraternity’s effort to improve bad housing lor col ored students on college campus es. The proceeds for all Kappa moonlight cruise and dances are dedicated to this noble purpose. So here’s hoping we’ll see you Friday nite! MANY SOCIAL EVENTS GIVEN FOR DEMOCRATIC WOMEN T; e Democratic women who came to the city last week to attend the sessions of the Colored Democratic Convention ot the Eighth Regiment Armory, certainly hacl a busy week end. Every minute they were not in the sessions they were being entertained by hospi table Chicagoans. On Saturday afternoon there was a beautiful gar den party in the Clark Gardens on South Parkway. This affair was Theodore Stone To Sing at the Lincoln Centre Theodore Stone, baritone, who recently returnd to Chicago fol lowing an interesting tour of the Scandanavian countries of Nor thern Europe, and New England states, will appear in song re cital Friday, July 26, 8:30 p. m. at Lincoln Centre. During' the singer’s stay in Europe he was re ceived by members of the Nor wegian royal family and featur ed on many radio, concert and recital programs in Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Mahno, Copen hagen, and Amsterdam. He wron the admiration of the entire na tion when he appeared in a benefit concert for the Finnish army during the crisis before the Russian invasion last December. He presented programs featuring Negro spirituals and songs by Negro composers in addition to the standard classical, romantic and secular works. Mr. Stone won the acclaim of audiences and critics there. Ti dens Teym, Oslo, said: “ . . . a mellow7 baritone under excellent control, a concert singer of fine rank.” The Aftonbladet of Stockholm, the Uusi Suomi, off Helsinki and the Kuuntelija, of Helsini were enthusiastic in their praise of his w7ork. He enjoyed frequent and close contacts with the eminent musicians and com posers including ean Sibelius, Selim Palmgren, Kauko Ero, and others. Finnish composers wrote a group of songs for the baritone, and these will be featured on his programs regularly. PERSONALS Roosevelt L. Robertson, popular social leader, has just returned from Washington, D. C., where he w7as the house guest of Elie Lescot, Haitian minister to the United States and his charming, wife. He tells us they intend to visit the Amercan Negro Expo sition. •■given by the National Colored Democratic Association. Mrs. Edward M. Sneed was the mis tress oi' ceremonies. There were twelve National Committecwom en present. Among the speakers were Mrs. Emma Guffin Miller, National Committee woman from Pennsyl vania; Mrs. Elizabeth Conkey, Illinois National Committeewom an and official hostess for the National Democratic Convention; Mrs. Bessye Bearden of New York City, vice-president; Mrs. Crystal Byrd Faussett of Penn sylvania; Juc’ge and Mrs. Rainey and other outstanding women | from Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, ^ California, Indiana and elsewhere. Tiie program opened with “A merica.” Mrs. Ethel Waddell pre sented Mrs. E. M. Sneed, wife of the Committeeman, who made a H brief talk. Rev. Mattie Thornton 1 offered prayer. Mrs. Sneed pre- 1 sented Mrs. Annie M. Hopson, state president of the National Democratic Club and she in turn * presented Mrs. Jesse Tompkins, wife of the national president. Mi’s. Sneed was very charming in a flower print and a large black garden hat, doeskin shoes and bag. Saturday night there was a dance at the armory given by the National Colored Democratic As sociation Convention. The steer ing committee served as hosts. They are Committeeman Wm. L. Dawson, chairman; Aid. Benjamin Grant, Ralph Chilton. Edward M. Sneed, Dr. S. B. Wheat, Frank Summers, James Martin, David Bills, Duke Slater, Emmett Page, Aid. Earl Dickerson, C. C. Wim bish, Kenneth Campbell, Dr. E. M. A. Chandler, Mrs. Edward M. Sneed, Mrs. Ethel Waddell, Mrs. Anna B. Hopson. Mrs. Sneed wore a black taffeta with a tight bodice and a hoop skirt with a white romaine top and jacket that was very smart. On Saturday night there was a dinner at the Palmer House, giv en for Mr. and Mrs. Thqmas Mc McAllister and the National Com mittee Women and on Sunday night Mayor Kelly and P A. Nash gave a dinner at the Paimei House for the delegates and their wives. On Sunday night there was a garden party at 3400 Michi gan avenue and a cabaret party at the Second Ward headquar ters. Monday, League of Women Voters gave a breakfast in the Tower ballroom of the Stevens. Tuesday morning there was a breakfast in the grand ballroom of the Stevens Hotel given by the Illinois Federation cf Democratic Clubs for the delegates and visi tors. And there were many other smaller and private events for the busy delegates. The Maurice BelU Celebrate Their 20 th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bell, Jr., of 6328 S. Morgan street, were at home to their friends on Sun day evening in celebration of their twentieth wedding anniver sary. Many lovely baskets and vases of flowers filled the house. The guests also had an oppor tunity to enjoy the lovely garden where their tiny niece, little Miss Elizabeth Ann Burrell en tertained a number of debutantes of some twelve or thirteen years hence and their small brothers. Mrs. Bell was beautiful in a gown of powder blue lace. She wore a large coisage of gardenias. Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Bell in receiving were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burrell. Mr. aqd Mrs. Maurice Bell, Sr., Mrs. FiOnne Barnett. Mrs. August Sylvain. Miss Frances Bell, wearing a lovely gown of white organdie over white satin and her brother, Robert, served thje guests. It was one of those unusually enjoyable afTairs where old schoolmates meet. Chicago’s pio ! neer families werp there, in some instances, three generations of ; them, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones Mr and Mrs, Bell added “no gifts” to ■ their invitations,- so their friends ,had to refrain from sending huy. * thing but flowers to the charm - ing and popular couple. But they did send many lovely blosr soms to them as mute congratu lations for their twenty happy, successful years together. | . PERSONAL Miss Nellie Garrett, 543 E. ; 7th street, popular member of the | Gayettes Club, has returned from Cleveland. Columbus, Ohio and Rochester, N. Y. In Cleve land she was the guest of IV^r. and Mrs. Eugene Washington. She made a brief visit in each qf ’the | three cities.