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Chicago, .had a big show this
summer. It- was a miniature
world fair. It attracted thou
sands of people from various
parts of the country. Now that
it is closing, various people will
be expressing their reactions to
the exposition of Negro Progress.
Here and there one has heard
many remarks. Many Negroes
have felt that the exposition did
not indicate the amount of pro
gress that we have made. Some
say that in seventy-five years the
most that Negroes have to show is
the fact that they are participants
in the WPA, CCC, NYA, and
AAA. " '“r
On the other hand comments
heard from' some of the white
visitors were just the opposite.
They were amazed to know of
the many accomplishments of Ne
groes. They were unaware, for
example, of the many fields in
which Negfp wcmen have achiev
ed distinction. Perhaps the rea
son they were more favorably
impressed than were the colored
brethren Js , because they took
more pain^ to read all of the ma
terial in the booths. Many of my
folk simply,^walked up and down
the halls, seemingly expecting
something to happen. Evidently
their attitude was geared to mo
tion and- rhythm as they only
stopped when they saw something
in motion,,,.^ active demonstra
tion or something given away
Of course every person you me1
who felt that he was a race
leader had. _>his own idea as to
how the exposition should be
m. There was never perfect
ag oment.aa to whose paintings
or photographs should be dis
played. Some complained be
cause certain pictures were ir:
too many .places. All, however,
agreed that the dicramas were
properly selected as to subject?
and excellently done artistically.
From the standpoint of gate re
ceipts the exposition was) fortun
nate in the selection cf Duke El
lington as a drawing card. The
fact that fifteen thousand people
paid a dollar each to hear the
“Duke” and to see the pretty girls
may be an indication of some
progress itself. From a financial
standpoint it might have been
better to have had several such
outstanding attractions as the
masses of people will respond to.
We think the Negro Exposition
indicated - considerable progress.
The dignity and artistry which
was easily observed is very com
mendable: Unlike the Chicago
World’s Fair they did not have a
Sally Rand as a principal attrac
tion and we are glad cf it. The
Chimes of Normandy was away
above the level of the fan dancer
and reflected credit on its spon
sors and the exposition authority
as welt as the achievements of
the race.
The' outstanding contributions
of the exposition were in its by
products. The entire country was
made aware that the Negroes
were celebrating their seventy
fifth year of emancipation. Fav
orable articles in white and col
ored newspapers all over the
country were possible because of
the exposition. In the halls of
congress and the legislative bod
ies of many states, contributions
were voted for the exposition af
ter hearing statements on the
progress Negroes have made.
Thousands of white people for
the first time rubbed shoulders
with Jarge numbers of Negroes
in an atmosphere of refinement
and culture. Also those who be
lieve .that Negroes have made no
progress may begin to bestir
themselves in improving the rec
ord. —Those who feel that we
have 'come a long way on the
path ~of progress will be encour
aged do work the harder.
Whatever the verdict, great tri
bute must be paid to that small
band-of men who stuck to their
tasks in face-of criticism and ob
stacles and presented such a fine
spectacle. Hats off to Mr. James
Wasliyigton nvho gave birth to
the idea, Attorney Truman Gib
son 'tfhio worried with details and
mastered them and to Attorney
Wendell E. Green who almost
constantly nursed the exposition
to see that its tone and ideals
were'^och as could only reflect
credit, upon the sponsors, the race
and its friends. Certainly it was
goodlto have had the exposition.
When Mrs. Roxie Mooris. 39,
.14 Giles avenue, and a woman
knoww to her as “Mary,” became
mvolred in an argument over a
“boy friend” Saturday night, at
455 E. 32nd street, she received
a lacerated thumb.
yol. 31 No. 33 Sunday, Sept. 1, 1940
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“WELCOME children:”
That is the sign which the Ida
B. Wells’ Tenant Selection Divis
ion might display at its office, 515
East Pershing Road and to all
families applying for apartments
That, too, is the spirit of the
remarks made in an interview
with Commissioner Robert R. Tay
lor, vice-chairman of the Chicago
Housing Authority.
“Families with chi’dren will be
welcomed by us,” Commissioner
Taylor advised. “The philosophy
of the Authority is to help develop
a sound community and sound
citizens. Poor housing often
means poor health, delinquency
and many other problems of a
demoralizing nature. Children
who grow up in sub-standard
houses have to put up with many
things with which they should not
have to meet even as adults.
This is why we want to see chil
dren in our new Ida B. Wells
“We have followed this princi
ple in the other three projects
operated by us, too,” the housing
official pointed out. “We can see
already that this is going to be
a most successful policy and, of
course,—‘Welcome to families with
Ida B. Wells Homes. Yes, of
course,—‘Welcome to familes with
An elaborate program 'has
been arranged in honor of the
10th anniversary of DK. JO
SEPH M. EVANS, pastor of
Metropolitan Community church
beginning on August 26th and
extending until August 30th.
It is given under the auspices
of the Pastor’s Aid. An elab
orate reception has been arrang
ed for Friday evening, August
30th. Mrs. Lilliar* Huggins is
president; Mrs. Charlotte
Branch, secretary.
Henrine Ward
Goes to Bethune
Cookman College
29—Confirming the report that
Miss Henrine Ward would resign
as secretary of women’s work in
the Wabash Avenue Y. M. C. A.
in Chicago, is the announcement
of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune,
president of Bethune Cookman
college, that Miss Ward has been
appointed to the college staff.
In addition to the appointment
of Miss Ward, Preston Peters,
former coach at the Campbell
street high school will assume
duties as coach; Mrs. Estella
Harrison as dining room matron,
and Miss Flora Liel as matron of
Cookman Hall.
Miss Ward will fill the vacancy
left by Miss Gertrude Brown as
dean of women. Mj^s Brown re
signed to take up duties in a set
tlement project in Dayton, Ohio.
Big Lot Sale
Cash or Terms
All Tuxes and Assess
ments Paid
$200 und Up — See at
1648 Monterey Ave.
Bev. 0722
412 East 47th Street
Up One Flight and to Your
Telephone Drexel 0398
Reduced prices to conform with
reduced prices of commodities
and services
Open Eves. Till 9
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The Metropolitan Communi
ty Ceroler, 4100 South Park
way, was the recipient of a
check for S18.00; third prize
money, last Sunday by the Chi
cago Sunday Bee; having poll
ed 30.100 votes during July in
the second month of a three
mor-lhs Chicago Sunday Bee
Good Samaritan Campaign now
in its final month.
Metropolitan cbiirc' nas over
2,000 members ... all saving
coupons from five rationally ad
vertised products found in the
Chicago Bse ... to win out
over the other 40 or more rival
churches actively engaged in the
drive for a part of the $400.00
in cash being awarded. Rev.
Joseph Evans is pastor.
Ii« the photo is seen, left to
right, Rev. Virgil Vandenburg,
campaign manager for Metro
politan; James F. Bozeman, of
National Feature Service Pub
lishers Representa ives and pro
moters of the campaign; Rev.
Joseph Evans, receiving cJ,eck
from Miss Ellen V. Littlejohn,
of the Educational Department
oi Iiydrox Ice ’Cream Corpora
tion, participant in the cam- I
paigr- and Miss Olive Diggs,
Editor of the Chicago Bee, who
introduced Miss Littlejohn.
Mount Vernon Baptist church
will be awarded a check for
$10.33 this Sunday, September
1, during morning services as
fourth prize whvirr. Sunday
will be the final day for polling
—Photo by Gordon
Senator to Introduce Anti-Jim
Crow Amendment to the
Conscription Bill; Says NAACP
NEW YORK, Aug. 29—An a
mendment to the Burke-Wads
v/orth conscription bill, which
would prohibit discrimination a
gainst Negroes in enlistment and
service in the army and navy will
be introduced in the Senate by
Senator Warren Barbour of New j
Jersey, the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People announced today.
The text of the proposed a
mendment is as follows:
“In the administration of the
foregoing provision (permitting
volunteer enlistments by those
subject to the selective service)
and all other enlistments for serv
ice in the military and naval es
tablishments of the United States,
applicants for enlistment, if other
wise acceptable, shall be accepted
for service without discrimination
on account of color or race and
men so enlisted and are inducted [
into Ihe land and naval forces of
the United States, shall be per
mitted "to serve' in any branch
of these services without discrimi
nation because of color or race.”
At the same time, the N. A. A.
C. P. announced that a letter sent
out to a selected list of senators
urging them to support such an
amendment because the War and
Navy departments have both made
it plain that discrimination against
Negroes will be the rule, produced
responses from a number of sena
tors who indicated that such an
amendment would have their sup
The following is a list of sena
tors and excerpts from their let
ters, expressing support of any
amendment to the bill which would
insure integration of Negroes in
the armed forces on a plane of
equality with other citizens:
Senators Express Views
_Continued on page 8
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 29—“Hi
there, Bill" was the familiar sa
lutation when over 40,000 persons
crowded into St. Louis for the
41st annual convention of the
Grand Lodge and Grand Temple
of Independent, Benevolent Pro
tective Order of Elks of the World
which opened here Saturday.
The week was packed with ex
citing business sessions and va
ried entertainments, Saturday
morning marking the opening ex
ecutive board meeting. Sunday
morning, Rev. J. E. Nance, pastoi
cf Washington Tabernacle Baptist
church, delivered the baccalaureate
sermon. The National Elk Cham
pionship Trap Shooting contests
were held in the- afternoon. Sun
day night the Economic Congres.
met, followed by the delivering
of the annual sermon by Rev. W.j
E. Kelly, pastor of the Union Me-;
morial M. E. church.
Oratorical Contest
The annual golf tournament was;
held Monday afternoon follow- j
ing the business session held in j
the morning. The Oratorical con
test, which always attracts much (
attention, was held Monday night
at the St. Paul A. M. E. church, ;
Revt Russell Brown, pastor. A
thrifling boat ride down the Mis
sissippi river closed Monday’s ac
Tuesday marked the opening
of the Grand Lodge sessions and
the Grand Temple sessions in
Metropolitan A. M. E. church.
The public welcome was heard at
2 p. m. culminating in a gigantic
parade. The Military Exhibition
held in Municipal Auditorium and
Information was rrreived from
the International Headcmarters
of the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters at 217 West 125th
street, New York City, that Hon
orable Herbert H. Lehman, Gov
error of the State of New York.
\\;:11 address the Biennial Conven
tion of the Brotherhood of Sleep
ing Car Porters on Tuesday, Sep
tember 17th at 11:30 a. m., in the
auditorium of the Y. W. C. A.,
137th street and Seventh avenue.
Governor Lehman, despite his
many pressing obligations inci
dent to the problems of National
Defense, expressed a strong desire
to bring a message cf greetings to
;he Pullman Porters, Maids, At
tendants, Train Porters, Bus Boys
and Private Car Cooks in conven
tion assembled in New-York.
In addition tc the delegates,
.heir families and friends, the
the Grand Ball held at the same
place closed Tuesday’s activities.
Wednesday morning the sessions
met. A sightseeing tour of St.
Louis in the afternoon, a gold
plate dinner in the evening and
memorial services at night were
high lights of the day.
On Thursday the feature of the
day will be the baseball game be
tween the New Origans Black
Pelicans and the St. Louis colored
All-Stars, called for 8 p. m.
Hold Funeral
Services For
‘Kid’ Rowe
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 23;
—The boxing world lost cne of its
heartiest exponents when Hamlet
B. Rowe died Friday. Mr. Rpv/e,
known as “Kid” to the sporting
world, was a well known boxing
authority, was acquainted with all
the world champion boxers hav
ing at one time or another enter
tained for such notables as Jack
Johnson. Jack Dempsey, John
Henry Lewis, Joe Gans, Battling
Siki. Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis
and others.
Funeral services and burial
were in Richmond, Inch He is
survived by his widow.
Ten-year-old Lorraine Hill, 3738
State street, was the victim of a
freak accident last week when
she ran into the side of a j?ar.
Lorraine was passing by a store
en State street, when she noted
a huge dog in the store making
furious lunges at the plate glass
window. Just as she passed in
frgnt of the store, he pushed the
window out. In escaping from
the falling glass, Lorraine ran
into the side of the car receiving
abrasions of the leg and lacera
tions cf the nose.
general public are invited to hear
Governor Lehman on the above
mentioned occasion says A. Phil
ip Randolph, International Presi
! Think back to the time someone close to you
died. The chances are one hundred to one
that your first thought was . . . “How Much
Life Insurance Did He Carry?”
You, along with thousands of others, think about
l life insurance at such times because life insur
a ance will not only pay for the burial expenses; it
will also pay the rent, keep the. children in
school and keep the family together and off of
[ relief.
You think about life insurance then—Why not
| think about it now?
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Technicians to
Hold Annual
Confab Here
Local members of the National
Technical association will be hosts
to a large number of Negro tech
nicians, architects and scientists j
for the twelfth annual convention
of the association to be held here
August 30, 31 and Sept. 1. Dele
gates and members from each of
the association's twelve chapters
are expected to attend.
The meeting will open with a
smoker Friday evening at the
Quincy Club. The business ses
sions will be held Saturday and
Sunday at the Wabash Avenue Y.
M. C. A., convention headquarters.
Inspection of the Chicago Sub
way and the Chicago Filtration
Plants will be made by the dele
gates and members Saturday
Public Invited
The principal techincal session
of the convention will be held at
the Coliseum in collaboration with
the American Negro Exposition
on Saturday, August 31st, from 3
to 6 p. m. to which the public is
cordially invited to attend. Some
of the papers to be presented will
deal with the following subjects:
“The Negro in Public Utilities".
“Vocational Aspects of Structural
Drawing", and “Automotive En
The Women’s Auxiliary of the
association after one year of for
mal organization will make its
report at the convention banquet
Saturday evening.
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Congressman Arthur W. Mitch
ell rf Chicago will be the campaign
leader for the Democratic Negro
Division this year, as he was four
years ago, according to well au
thenticated reports prevalent here
this week. Mr. Mitchell, as re
ported by ANP several weeks ago,
has been certain of his assignment,
since before the democratic nat
ional convention and is reported
to have his plan well under way.
Julian Rainey, an attorney o£
Boston one of the “Big Four” in
1936, will have charge of the east
ern headquarter which will be lo
cated in New Ymk City. It is ex
pected that Herbert Bruce, lead
er of the 21 t district in Harlem
and Danny Burrows, leader of the
19th district in that same area,
will be given greater power and
importance than formerly in the
making of decisions and the se
lection of personnel.
Dr. C. B. Powell, publisher of the
Amsterdam News, will again be
in charge of democratic publicity.
No date for the active opening of
the campaign has been set. It is
net expected that the young New
Dealers of Washington will take
much part in the campaign be
cause of the Hatch act’s limita
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