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Historians, facing the present
and the past will seriously dis
cuss the West Indian Negro in
Chicago on the ninth of next
month. This will be an import
ant feature of the exercises in
celebrating at that time the twen
ty-fifth anniversary of the Asso
ciation for the Study of Negro
[Life and History,
f No topic can be of greater im
portance to the entire American
citizenry today. Thousands of
natives from those islands live in
the United States, and some of
the most significant developments
in behalf of the race in this coun
try have been due to contributions
made by natives of the West In
dies. Without their contributions
the history of the Negro in the
United States would be a differ
ent story.
It is significant, then, that
distinguished scholars will appear
in Chicago at this celebration to
enlighten the uninformed and to
exchange ideas on the West In
dies. Dr. George Eaton Simp
son, of Pennsylvania State Col
lege, will speak on “Haitian Peas
ant Economy;” Dr. Ronald V.
Sires, of Ball -State Teachers Col
lege, Muncie, Indiana, will dis=
cuss “The Labor Problem in Ja
maica after the British Emanci
pation”; and Dr. Mercer Cook, of
Atlanta University, will deliver
an address on “The Literary Con
tributions of the French West In
dian Negro.” Fortunately for the
\ public these gentlemen know
whereof they speak. They have
recently traveled and studied in
that part of the Western Hemi
sphere, and they have examined
the standard authorities in these
fields. Addresses delivered by
other speakers at this celebration
will bear indirectly also upon the
West Indies.
The importance of the discus
sion of the West Indies at this
time becomes evident at a glance
at the Negro population of those
islands. In the British West In
dies there are 48,697 in the Ba
hamas; 162,055 in Barbados; 17,
862 in Bermuda; 62.929 in Grana
da; 1,040,269 in Jamaica; 106,378
in the Leeward Islands; 49,600 in
St. Lucia; 44,549 in St. Vincent;
and 265,572 in Trinidad. In the
French West' Indies . -Jh$re are
213,925 in Guadaloupe arid 187;
756 in Martinque. When we con
sider the estimated Negro popu
"ation of 1 300.000 in Cuba, of 2,
646,000 in Haiti, of 473,664 in
Porto Rico, of 1,444,621 in Santo
-Dffn. ngo, arid 0120,911 in the Vip-,
gin Islands we see. a. total of more
than 8.000.000 Negroes whose fate
hangs in the balance in conflict
between the Fascists and the eco
nomic imperialists.
What will become of these Ne
groes at the end of this conflict:
The French Empire has fallen.
The fate of the British Empire is
hanging in the balance. The
world domination of the conquer
ing dictators will bring these Ne
groes new masters. The United
States Government has tried to
align the republics of the Western
Hemisphere in the effort to pre
vent the expansion of the dicta
tors into the domain of the A
mericas. Nominally these repub
lics have consented to such an at
tempt to maintain the Monroe
Doctrine. At present, however,
these loud speaking republics of
the Western Hemisphere would
be defenseless before the recent
war machines and may be swayed
either way by forces economic or
military. The United States at
the present time, moreover, has
not enough up-to-date equipment
to defend New York Citv alone;
and the tendency cf so-called de
mocracy is to waste time doing
nothing, as the United States Sen
ate ;s doing when every member
in foolhardy fashion is exerting
himself to deal with the situa
tion in his peculiar way. What
may happen to the Negroes in the
West Indies, then, is still a prob
lem.
Another important ouestion re
mains unanswered. What will the
United States and its sister re
publics of Latin America do with
the West Indies if the British and
French empires fail to be recon
stituted. These American repub
lics sav that they will prevent
these islands from falling into the
hands cf the dictatorial ennnupr
ors. Will these possessions he set
up as independent countries or
fall prey to the economic imper
ialists in the Western Hemi
sphere? Are these American re
publics seeking to extend free
dom or to find new territory for
thn exploitation of the weak?
Gleefully it has bo°n suggested
that the British and French West
Ird'es be taken over by the Unit
ed States. Those nations are in
debt to this Government for ad
vances made them during the
World War. Why not avail our
selves of the opportunity thus to
settle an old score? Does his
tory show the wisdom of such a
course? This method' would be
eminently suitable for the expan
sion of our capital and the exten
sion of our trade. We would
thereby become the masters of
the Greater Canal Zone. But
what about the Negroes in the
West Indies Would they profit
by a transfer to the jurisdiction
of the United States?
There are some native West In
dians living in the United States,
who, looking only at the present,
economic advantages, answer this
Question in the. affirmative.It
must be kjQpt.;kial.mind,; however,
that race prejudice and the jim
crow follow the United States
flag. These Negroes in some
parts of the West Indies have en
joyed at least nominal freedom.
Under the jurisdiction of the
United States they must expect
such justice as is meted out to the
Negroes here today. What have
the historians to offer in answer
to these questions?
\ C. G. Woodson.
SPECIAL FILM ON NEGRO
A.
“One-Tenth of Our Nation", a
Film Associates, Inc., production,
presented by the American Film
Center, under a grant of the Gen
eral Education Board, got of to
a flying start Wednesday at the
American Negro Exposition.
Called by Dr. Channing Tobias,
chairman of the American Film
Center committee that supervis
ed the production, “the first
great documentary film of Negro
education,” it shows notable edu
cational achievements against
great odds. The Roy Harris
score built on Negro themes pro
vides the musical background for
a quietly impressive Negro com
mentator, Maurice Ellis.
The idea of the film came from
the authorities of the Exposition.
“We wanted to tell the people of
the United States something about
Negro schools and colleges,” Claude
Barnett said. We wanted to
show everything from the hungry
boys and girls in overcrowded
one-room schools to the proud
graduates of our great universi
ties. One-Tenth of Our Nation
, tells the story in its economic and
social setting and it’s a success
story of Negro and white coopera
tion even though there still re
mains plenty to do.”
The film was made possible by
a gift from the General Education
Board to the Aanerican Film Cen
ter. The center was established'
under a grant of the Rockefeller
foundation to promote the pro
duction and use of such educa
tionally valuable films as One
Tenth of Our Nation. Following
its usual procedure, the center
named a group of experts who
controlled the content and phi
losophy of the film. Names of
committee: Dr. Channing H. To
bias, Dr. F. D. Patterson, Dr. R.
E. Clement, Dr. Arthur D. Wright,1
Dr. Charles'S. Johnson, Claude A.
Barnett. The committee met at
the office of the center, 45 Rocke
feller Plaza, in April to block outj
the picture and again in May at •
Atlanta university to work over
the script. The final meeting was
held Wednesday morning at In
ternational house at the Univer
sity of Chicago where the com
mittee gave the completed pro
ductions its full approval.
In addition to the special film,
15 others are being presented.
They start daily except Saturday
and Sunday at 3 p. m. and are
free to those attending the Expo
sition. Film Associates, Inc.,
producer of One-Tenth of Our Na
tion, is a new company of old ex
perts in the motion picture field.
In the crew filming Negro edu
cation were Henwar Rodakaweiz
and Theodore Lawrence, both of
whom worked “The City’'; and
Felix Greene. Roy Barlow was
cameraman.
This, the 19th film produced
under the supervision and con
sultation of the American Film
Center, is the first designed for
theatrical release. Of the five
now in production, only one is
headed for the theater.
Final theatrical release arrange
ments for One-Tenth of Our Na
tion have not been concluded ac
cording to Donald Slesinger, di
rector of the American Film Cen
ter, who was in Chicago for the
opening. By the agreement be
tween the General Education
board and the center, a non-prof
it corporation, all the net earnings
from distribution will be paid in
to a revolving fund which will be
used to produce more films about
Negroes and education.
One-Tenth of Our Nation will
be available in 16 m. m. for edu
cational distribution through the
American Film Center at the con
clusion of its theatrical run.
Wed—Miss Patsie Carter of
Richmond, Va., and daughter of
Mrs. L. Carter and the late John
Carter, to Emerson Mason of Wil
mington, Del.
Engaged — Lovely Clara Law
rence McAfee of Atlanta, Ga., to
Norman Hill, also of Atlanta.
Succumbs — Howard J. Dan
gerfield, a resident of Indianapolis
for 43 years, after being ill for the
last five months.
THE NEW WORLD'S
VERY OLD METROPOLIS
Dear Buzzing Bees:
Now that the war has the en
tire world upset to the extent
that travelers find it wiser to con
fine their travels to their own
continent and so avoid crossing
mine strewn waters, Americans
are visiting parts of the new
world that have heretofore been
overlooked. The present trek is
tc Mexico, a land interesting be
cause of the remains of ancient
! civilization to be found theie.
i The metropolis itself, boasts of
Lscme 600 or more interesting
years of history.
The customs of those early set
tlers of Mexico City as well as
the frequent evidences of atavism
make that section of North Ameri
ca mbst interesting. This section
of the continent gets credit for a
lot of firsts. America’s first
sheet music and book were said
to have been published there, and
it was there that Christianity got
its first foothold in North Ameri
ca. The cruel pagan gods were
pushed aside to make way for al
tars. And the first sugar mill
was built m this section.
The Aztecs built their first big
'temples in Mexico about 1325.
Two hundred years later the
Spaniards came and there was
staged one of the most bloody of
all combats between the Aztec
and Spaniard. Spanish prisoners
of war were sacrificed to the cruel
pagan gods. More people were
probably executed there than on
any other spot on earth. More
than 100 000 skulls were found in
one temple. It is estimated that
at least 20,000 men, women and
children were sacrificed each
year. Even the Spaniards adopt
ed the habit of executing their own
prisoners at this place and ex
posed their heads in the same
manner as the Aztecs.
The Mexican sees no reason to
work as hard or as steadily as his
I neighbor north of the border,
j They celebrate 130 holidays a year
there and of course, every day
there is the noonday habit of tak
ing the siesta from one o’clock
until about 3:30 in the afternoon,
the hottest part of the day.
For strong contrasts in mode
of living! for a rare mixture of the
ancient' ah’d modern, a conglomer
ation of facial types, of tropical
lassitude and northern bustle, or
rare beauty and the downright
ugliness characteristic of impov
erished conditions, of hot golden
sunshine coming through ancient
cypress trees and silver moon
light outlining exotic palm trees,
we can find it all in the southern
part of North America.
S’long until next week,
BUMBLE.
Jobs Filled In
July Show Gain
Over Last Year
Jobs filled by the Illinois State
Employment. Service during the
month of July show an increase
of approximately 26 per cent over
the number filled in the same
month of 1939, Director of Labor
Martin P. Durkin said this week.
There was, however, a drop of
about 12 pch cent from the num
ber of jobs filled in June of this
year. This decline is “seasonal"’,
Durkin pointed out, since July is
usually one of the dull months of
the year from the standpoint of
job placements.
A total of 11.866 jobs was filled
in July. This compares with
9.446 in July of last year, and with
13,476 in June of 1940.
“Most of the jobs filled were
in private industry,” Director
Durkin said. “The increase over
last year was largely due to a
greater demand for skilled men,
especially in the metal trades.
There is a constantly improving
demand for men in these trades.
“Qualified people in all lines of
work should register with the
nearest office of the Illinois State
: Employment Service. We are
especially anxious at the present
time to have the applications of
skilled workers.”
f'OMEPY OP FURORS
IN EARLY BASEBALL
There was a time when base
ball fielders took their jobs lying
down and when it was a viola
tion of rules to catch a “fly.”
“Muffins” or “Muffs”, baseball
teams organized solelv to provide
amusement fcr spectators, became
popular in Illinois in 1867. The
idea was to “muff’ as many plays
as possible.
If a fielder followed the rules
of the “muffin” games, say re
search workers of the Illinois
Writers’ Project, WPA. he sat
down when a ball came in his di
rection and pointed it out to oth
er fielders too far away to make
flic catch. Base runners always
ran on foul balls. If a batter ac
cidently hit a “homer,” he had
to be sure to mistake the pitch
er's mound for first base so as to j
give his opponents- an opportunity I
to recover the ball before he could !
Job Insurance
Act Is Ruled
Constitutional
Judge Harry M. Fisher on Au
gust 9, upheld the constitution
ality of the Illinois Unemploy
ment Compensation Act and held
that security salesmen are “in em
ployment" under the terms of
.the Act.
The decision was given in the
case of Ames, Emerich & Co., Inc.,
v. Martin P. Durkin, etc., Circuit
Court No. 40C 1808. The case in
volved the employment status of
security salesmen.
The Ames, Emerich brokerage
house contended that security
salermen did not perform services
for it, but that on the contrary
the company actually performed
services for the security sales
men.
Rejecting the contention of the
company, the court held that these
salesmen were “in employment5
by the company within the mean
ing of the Illinois Unemployment
Compensation Act.
DAN CUPID PRESIDES OVER
| TWO GOOSEBERRY PIES
Two gooseberry pies figured
prominently in Illinois papers a
generation ago, and Dan Cupid
was on hand both times to cut
them.
i One had delighted friends, a
half century earlier, at the wedding
dinner of a McDonough county
couple. When their golden wed
ding was celebrated, says the Illi
nois Writers’ Project, W. P. A.,
the other pie became the center of
j attention, for it was large enough
i to serve not only the husband and'
(wife but also their children and
grandchildren. The berries came
I from the same bush that had yield
, ed fruit for tne first pie.
| -- —
BARBOUR TO INTRODUCE
ANTI-JIM CROW’ AMENDMENT
TO CONSCRIPTION BILL
NEW YORK, Aug. 29—At the
request of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Col
ored People, Senator Warren
l Barbour, of New Jersey, said this
i week that he would introduce
an amendment to the Burke
NAACP Reveals Alabama
Lynching, 5th This Year
NEW YORK, Aug. 29—The vul- \
ture-picked body of 27-year-old
Jesse Thornton, fished out of the
Pataylagga river near Luveirne,
the county seat of Crenshaw coun
ty, Ala., not far from Tuskegee
Institute, was the answer given
by the N. A. A. C. P. to Senate
■ Majority Leader Alben Barkley’s
continued refusal to bring up the
Federal Anti-lynching bill, be
cause the consideration of defense
measures “are more important”
at this time. The body was found
June 28.
The death of Thornton, who
was lynched by a police-led mob
because he had “forgotten” to re
fer to a white police officer as
“Mr.”, marked the fifth authen
ticated lynching this year investi
gated by the association. Investi
gation of three unconfirmed lynch
ings: one in Mississippi, and two
in Louisiana, has been hampered
because of lack of funds. The
lynching of Thornton, one of the
most brutal in this section, is told
in the following story written by
an N. A. A. C. P. investigator and
made public by the association:
If ever there was a streamlined
hushed-up lynching, according to
the new technique in Alabama,
that lynching happened at Lu
verne, the county seat of Cren
shaw county.
Luverne is a typical southern
town in the heart of a farming
district only a short distance from
Tuskegee Institute. There the
| farmers gather in the city on Sat
urdays in large numbers to bar
' ter and trade. The inhabitants
of the little town gather in pub
| lie places for one reason or the
other to talk.
Reliable Worker
On June 22 Jesse Thornton, a
farm worker, about 27 years old,
went downtown to a Negro bar-j
bershop. Regarded as a reliable)
worker, who would fight anybody!
if imposed upon, he had been liv-!
ing in the community for the past;
five years with his wife. He was i
the manager of a chicken farm.
He and his wife attended the Ne
gro community church.
As he and a number of his
friends stood in front of the bar
ber shop a police officer came a
long. Thornton said to his friends,
with whom he was talking “There
comes Doris Rhodes, boys.” The
police officer, overhearing the re
mark, turned and said, What did
you say?”
Thornton, not thinking that he
had been overheard, hesitated in!
his reply, and tried to recant and
say that he had referred to “Mr.
Rhodes.’ The officer, using an
epthet accused him of having left
oft the “Mr.”, whereup Thornton
answered in a forthright manner,
“I did say Doris Rhodes.” Quick
as a flash Rhodes knocked him
down with his blackjack, arrested
him and marched him off to jail.
Near the pail door Thornton al
most succeeded in getting away
when he was stoned by bystand
run around all the bases. The
pitcher had to try to hit the bat
with the ball, and thus spare the
batter unnecessary exertion.
TEACHERS ASS N
DONATES TO
DEFENS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 29
—A dime from each of the 2778
teachers of 22 states who took an
nual memberships in the Ameri
can Teachers association during
its fiscal year which closed July
31, became the basis for the con
tribution of $278.80 which Execut
ive Secretary H. Councill Tren
holm has just transmitted to the
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored people as a
donaton to the Legal Defense Fund.
For two years, the American
Teachers Association has allocat
ed ten cents from each dollar
membership to the NAACP as its
financial participation in the ef
forts being made to achieve the
removal of ^c.e differentials in
teachers’ salaries and in provision
of educational 'unity. The
contribution for 1938-39 was
$193.40 and this contributon of
$193.40 for 1939-40 evidences an
increase of 854 members in the
ATA during the past year. At
the recent annual meeting at Pine
Bluff, a similar allocation was au
thorized for the association year
of 1940-41 and a membership ~">al
of 5000 teachers has been set up
for the new administration of
Miss Mary L. Williams of Charles
ton, W. Va., which would make
possible a contribution next July
of $500 to the NAACP.
Vitally interested in the pro
gram of educational opportunity
and of improvement of teacher
welfare, the American Teachers’
association has not only made a
significant pronouncement through
its recently adopted resolutions
but is utilizing every means to
stimulate the efforts of the state
associations in their programs as
well as making this contribution
of ten percent of its receipts from
annual memberships.
Wadsworth Conscription Bill on
Monday, prohibiting discrimina
tion against Negroes in any part
of the armed forces.
ers who were already forming a
mob. As he made a second at
tempt to escape from the officer
and a buddy of Rhodes, named
Noland Ellis, who were now lead
ing a rapidly forming mob, five
shots were fired at him.
Thornton kept going, however,
running about three quarters of
a mile into a field before he be
came so exhausted from the loss
of blood that he sat down upon
a terrace. A white woman saw
him take out his handkerchief to
mop the blood from his face. He
attempted to move on as the mob
gained on him and finally gave
up in sheer exhaustion, when the
mob overtook him.
The mob brought up a small
truck, shoved him into it, and
carried him to a “dead-end"’ street
in town. They dragged him out
and carried him some paces into
a swamp. Shortly shots were
heard. Members of the mob re
turned from the wooded section
near the swamp. The whole thing
had not taken more than 25 min
utes. Jesse Thornton did not
come out. Members of the mob
now went to the City Hall where
they talked with Mayor T. Mc
King. They went to the barber
shop, learned where Thornton
lived, and then went to his home
where they asked his wife where
Thornton was, as if they did not j
know. She told them that heri
husband had gone to town. They !
disputed this, threatening her if,
she did not tell the “truth.” The
mob came back later that night,
took her out in a car where they
kept her practically all night,
threatening her life if she reveal
ed anything. They scared her so
thoroughly that she refused to
talk to Negroes and only reluct-1
antly admitted anything to whites.
On Friday, June 28, |Stephen
Thompson was fishing on the
bank of the Pataylagga river,
where he scared up a drove of
vultures and buzzards. Upon in
vestigating, he saw the grewsome
spectacle of these scavengers eat
ing and pulling out of the eyes
and other parts of Thornton’s |
anatomy. He reported his find
ings to the city officials. They
were, of course, surprised as the1
public press reported that an
“unidentified” Negro had been
found by a Negro fisherman. The
town officials had Negro prisoners!
working on the streets, make a
box, took them to the scene where (
Thornton’s half decomposed bod.y|
lay, ordered them to place it in
the crude casket, carry it to a Ne-]
gro cemetery where a grave was |
dug, and bury it, without even ]
notifying Mrs. Thornton who was]
terrified and half crazed by her|
ordeal.
The Negroes in the town are
now too intimidated to talk. It j
is not know?. whether Thornton;
had other relatives living. Al
though there are some whites in]
the town who are opposed to this'
crime, they are out-numbered.
What is believed to have been a
subterfuge is the rumor that two
police officers have been arrested.
No confirmation of this report]
could be bad.
Commencement
Held at ’Kegee
TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, Ala.,
Aug. 29—The commencement ex
ercises of the Tuskegee Institute
Summer School was held in the
Institute chapel, Friday evening,
August 17, at 7:30 o’clock. Di
plomas, certificates and degrees
were awarded to approximately
one hundred persons completing
the courses in home economics,
business, agriculture, commercial
dietetics, commercial industries,
education music education and
physical education.
The candidates were presented
by William A. Clark, Director of
the Summer School. The certifi
cates and diplomas were present
ed and the degrees awarded by
Dr. F. D. Patterson, president of
Tuskegee Institute, who delivered
the commencemenr address.
The reading world has follow
ed with tense interest the heroic
battle ot a Chicago youth, strick
en with infantile paralysis while
in China, against that dreaded
malady. It was a real life drama
that revealed a miracle of science,
the “iron lung.”
Io-'ention of the “mechanical
lung” bv a Paris doctor in 1874
ard the ultimate perfection of the ]
strange device now a part of the
equipment of all maior hosoitals
was traced in a radio broadcast
over Station WBBM on Saturday.
The scriot was prepared by the
Illinois Writers’ Pro4 WPA
and dramatized for air I-ir*-> ’’ t
eners the marvel of gen. u • i is
played in the Museum of Science
and Industry. It was the fifth of
the series entitled “Moments of
Genius.”
The apparatus the French doc
tor conceived to do the work of
l
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 29
—Action against the Diamond
Cab company, which has a mono
poly on the business of servicing
travellers who enter the nation’s
capital through the union station
here, and employs the jim crow
tactics of refusing to carry Negro
passengers except under protest,
has been instituted by the local
branch of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Col
ored People.
The N. A. A. C. P. last week
addressed communications to all
of the railroad companies operat
ing train services into Washing
ton, protesting that colored pas
sengers were frequently refused
when they attempt to get service
from the Diamond Cabs here. Re-,
plies received from the Washing-!
ton Terminal company and the
Pennsylvania Railroad expressed j
surprise at the situation, point-'
ing out that the cabs are a public
service enterprise and should not
refuse any passengers who call
upon them. A complaint was al
so directed to the Diamond Cab
company but to date no reply has
been received.
Dr. C. Herbert Marshall, Jr.,
president of the local N. A. A. C.
P. branch, announced that persons
experiencing difficulty in getting
cab service at the station should j
make note of all the facts, includ
ing the number of the cab, the
time of day and other circum
stances, and turn this informa
tion over to the branch for ac
tion.
MAIL ON RURAL ROUTES
TRIED OUT IN ILLINOIS
When less than 50 years ago
rural free mail delivery in Illinos
was in its initial stage, doubt was
entertained in some quarters as
to the ultimate success of the “ex
periment.” Postal authorities,
says the Illinois Writers’ Project,
W. P. A., were reported ready to
abandon the service within a few
months if it proved to be unsuc
cessful.
In November, 1896, Auburn
Township in Sangamon county i
was seleceted. as the place in which
to conduct a test of the rural free
delivery service in the state. The
plan called for three mounted car
riers to leave Auburn with three
deliveries a week to all farmhous
es in the township. Farmers
were requested to place their let
ter boxes near their homes, “so
that the carriers can deliver their
mail without dismounting.”
CHARACTER JUDGED BY
TIP OF A MAN’S HAT
At one time a number of years
ago the character of an Illinois
man was judged in part at least
by the way that he tipped his hat
to a lady. According to an ac-j
count of the time noted by the
Illinois Writers’ Project,, W. P! A.,I
a slight bow and a gentle raising!
of a hat indicated a really worth- j
while person. However, a ras-'
cally rogue, when he lifted his hat, j
“gave the air such a dig that you1
-ould hear it rush into the- vac
uum.”
Federal Works Administrator
John M. Carmody this week an
nounced the appointment of Wm.
J. Trent as Racial Relations Offi
cer in the Personnel Division un
der the direction of A. J. Stance,
director of Personnel for the Fed
eral Works Agency. This posi
tion is the first of its kind to be
established* M "a regularly orga
nized personnel division of a ma
jor federal agency.
Previous to his appointment as
Racial Relations Officer, Mr.
Trent served both the Department
of the Interior and the Public
Works Administration as Adviser
on Negro Affairs. In this capac
ity he succeedded Dr. Robert C.
impotent respiratory muscles was
a crude affair but it gave a prin
ciple to science that led to de
velopment of the extraordinary
device that has saved countless
lives not only from infantile pa
ralysis but from monoxide poi
soning, drowning, overdose of
drugs and other causes of fatality
resultng from failure of the re
spiratory svstem to function.
Development of the “iron lung”
to its present state of dependa
bility was reached in 1931 as the
culmination of years of scientific
experiment and progress. In
that year John Haven Emerson,
a young mechanical genius, plac
ed his improved respirator in the
Children’s Hospital in Boston,
giving the medical world a me
chanical breathing apparatus des
tined to mark a revolution in
treatment of a uie respiratory
cases.
, Weaver.
As a part of his duties Mr. Trent
; assumed the/chairmanship of the
' Interdepartmental Committee on
the Exhibit for the American Ne
i gro Exposition now beng held in
Chicago. In this capacity, Mr.
! Trent arranged for the Federal
' Works Agency exhibit and for the
publication of the “Way of Prb
grecs. Negro Participation in the
Federal Works Agency Program.”
This publication, distributed at
the American Negro Exposition,
has received so favorable a re
ception that requests have poured
in on Mr. Trent to a greater ex
tent than could be handled under
the first printing. The “Way of
Progress’ is an excellent visuali
zation of the cooperative efforts
of the Federal Works Agency and
Mr. Trent’s work in coordination
of Negro participation in the
works program.
Mr. Trent served as Assistant
Administrator to the Regional Di
rector of the Survey of the Train
ing anef^ Employment of White
Collar and Skilled Negro Work
ers under the direction of Dr.
Weaver during 1936. Before go
ing into government work, Mr.
Trent was instructor in Econom
ics and assistant business mana
ger at Livingstone college locat
ed at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Mr. Trent served as Acting Dean
of Bennett college in Greensboro,
N. C. A native of £orth Caro
lina, Mr. Trent has been noted in
that state as a progressive young
educator (he is only 30).
Mr. Trent is a graduate of Liv
ingstone college and of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania where in
1932 he received his Master’s de
gree in Business Administration.
He has also taken graduate work
in Economics and Sociology at the
University of Pennsylvania and
the University of Chicago, and is
the author of the “History of Ne
gro Insurance Enterprises.”
Classified Ads
_ FOR RENT
KITCHENETTE ATTS FOR RESPEC
table people; reasonable rent. J. H.
Malone, 4414 St, Lawrence ave. Fhone
OAK. 2533,
LARGE, WARM, UNFURNISHED
rooms, in private home; $3.60 and
$4.00; 4447 Vincennes ave, 3rd apt.
At!. 3812.
FOR RENT — FURNISHED ROOM
to reliable couple or single woman;
reasonable; convenient to all transpo
tation. Call Ken. 4057.
NEWLY DEC. 1-2-3-4 ROOM FURN
ished apts. Steam heat; hot water,
gas, light, frigidaire service J reasonable
rent. Modern Kitchenettes, Inc., 127
E. 26th st.
4924 Michigan Ave.
Eleven newly completed 1 and 2 room
apartments for select couples or couples
with adult relatives, who can appreciate
Venetian blinds, electric refrigeration,
lew** gas stove*, nicely finished floors,
tew furniture. Shown daily beginning
Monday.
FOR RENT — 6524 ST. LAWRENCE
3-room apt. with reception hall; $40
a month. Call Dor. 9043.
FOR SALE AND RENT TO DEPEND
ABLE PEOPLE — Buildings and
apartments on Chicago’s far West Side.
Those interested write Mr. Balsam, 358
So. Lotus avenue.
Ready for May First
Occupancy
615fl SOUTH PARK BOULEVARD
BEAUTIFUL 2 1-2, 3 AND 4 F.OOM
apartments; 4 room apts. have sun
parlors; electric refrige’ation; mod
ern; all convenences for ideal living;
close to transportation and schools. Re
sponsible tenants furnishing good ref
erences will be considered, reasonable
rentals; agent on premises.
LOST PERSONS BUREAU
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of
HOWARD, ELMER and EARL HART,
also a sister, HAZEL, who were last
heard of in Moline, Illinois—these are
the children of Lee and Elmer Hart—
please notify their aunt, Mr3. Cora
Johnson^ at 715 First avenue, Peoria,
in.
WANTED
CARE TOR CHILDREN WHTLE
work. Take and return. Went. 1602.
Mrs. Clark.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE:
Two Reed Organs suitable for chapel,
church or home; very reasonable; Prone
Spaulding 1900.
FOR SALE
BUILDING FOR BALE OR FOR RENT
—Store flat, located at 86th and
Wentworth ave. Call owner. Normal
6840.
Lot on 92nd street, between Michigan
>nd Wabash avenue: can be handled for
$10.00 down and $8.00 a month, S.
A BERG REALTY CO,. 179 W. Washing
ton st,, Room 710; Dear, 3562,
HELP WANTED
WOMEN SOLICITORS — SOLICIT
weekly insurance; commissions and
weekly allowance. • See MR. JONES,
5452 South State street, 9 30 a. m.
>. '___
HELP WANTED — Expe) ienced single
needle operators on skirt* and jackets:
general sports wear. Apply 2218 W.
Madison street.
LINOLEUM LAID'FREE — KEP. 6244
Felt base, 39c; Inlaid style. 69c; In
bid, 98c.
n TO 11X2.
charge of coal and wood. Apply 8688
Dearborn. Must have cash asset of from
$50 to $100.
WANTED —. MULATTO YOUNG MAN
to travel and work on stage as as
sistant to Hindu mentalist. Dr. F. TT,
Rubel, 2045 Broadway, Gary, Ir>4.
male or female help
WANTED
Sell beautiful Fashion Frock*; liberal
commission; free dresses; no investment
—full or part time. 820 East 62th *tr.
(Inside “L”). Wentworth 2363.
GOLDEN OP PORTUNITT—TVan tea —
Agents to sell to consumers. Face Pow
ders, Cold Creams, Perfumes and other
compete with American prices,
cosmetics. French formula. Price* to
L’AZURMER PERFUMERS
Chicago, ill.; Agency, Post Office Box
6337.
AGENTS WANTED
SITUATION WANTED—General Hous»
work; regular. Won’t stay on plac*.
Will do washing, ironing. Call Atlanti#
2488.
INTELLK/ENT WOMEN TO SOLICIT
for Music School. Call between 1 and
5. Greater Bethesda Church Bldg., 6Srd
ind Michigan. Side entrance. Room 2.
Make Quick Money
WHY LOOK FOR JOBS WHEN YOU
can be your own boss and make $30 a
week and up selling our Fast Money
making old established line of Toilet
Preparations. Every customer a sura
repeater. Men, women and student*.
Whole or part time. Experience not nec
essary. House to house agents wanted
in or out of the city. Write today I
THE OVERTON-HYGIENIC MFG. CO.
State and 36th Streets
Chicago. Illinois
WANTED—MEN AND WOMEN—UQYB
and girls over fourteen, to take sub
scriptions for the CHICAGO BEE, in and
out of the city. Good pay.
CHICAGO BEE
8665 South State St., Chicago, 111.
if the kind of business you want to
buy is not offered for sale today, or il
you want to sell your busniess, why not
advertise in the BUSINESS OPPOR
TUNITY classified column? The charge is
only 3c per word. Stop in today at tba
CHICAGO BEE OFFICE, or phone Blvd.
7002—ask for an Ad Taker.
$5,000 AYEAR
SALESMEN WANTED FOR EVER*
large city in the U. S. to Be.! tba
Booker T. Washington brand of cigaia
to stores, caies, taverns, restaurant*,
cic. Must be intelligent, neat, of •
pleasing personality, willing to work ac4
a Live Wire.
AEKO-amERICAN CIGAR COMPANY
Chicago, 111.
PARCEL POST & EXPRES*
BARGAINS IN QUILT PIECES, RAO
rugs material. Postal for price li*t>
10c for eample. Remnant Store, Depk
B-21, Makanda, 111,
SALESMEN "
WE SUPPLY ALL LEADS
The largest Toilet Preparation Manu
facturing company can place two men
between the ages of 25-45. Possibility
of earning S40; to $50 per week. Men
selected will be trained In the Held mu
well as in the sales meeting. Percencag#
basis to start. Future opportunity «n
limited, due to expansion that is now
under way.
Address; S-14, care CHICAGO BEE
Coffee Salesman Wanted
TO SELL COFFEE, TEAS AND EX
TRACTS—to stores, cafe* and restaxr
rants. Write for liberal proposition, gi»
ing experience and references in’ flr«*
letter.
ETHIOPIAN - LIBERIAN COFFSB O#
(Not Ins.) Chicago, III.
PERSONAL" *
HELP WANTED. SITUATION WANlC
»d. Persons, Lost and Found Room*
jind Apartments for Rent, 8c per wor4
In Memoriam, Cards of Thauks, LoaS
Relatives. 2c per word. ’ m
The CHICAGO BEE does rot know
ta»!y accept Help Wasted V'**
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