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Negro’s Contribution to War Fund Draws Huge Crowd
The Spiritual Song Festival, the American Negro’s contribution to
the War Relief Fund, went over with a blaze of glory on Sunday af
ternoon in Soldier Field. In spite of the inclement weather, there was
a large crowd in the outdoor stadium when the program began at 3
p. m. They sat and enjoyed the program even though it rained for
sometime, men wnen the sun
came out more came to swell the
very large crowd present.
The tricolors draped in every
available place about the platform
at the north end of the field where
sat the singers, the orchestra, the
speakers and the special guests.
The chorus of 1000 voices under
the direction of J. Wesley Jones,
opened the chorus with Berlin’s
“God Bless America”; this was
followed by the “National Negro
Anthem.” Wayne Mack, master
of ceremonies, extended greetings
and served for the entire program.
The Armour Jubilee Singers, un
der the direction of Cornelius
P;erce, splendid in appearance,
with their white trousers and dark
coats, were excellent in their
rendition of “Jesus Walked This
Lonesome Valley” (Dawson); and
“Old Man River” (Kern). Mr.
Dawson, the composer, incident
ally, was there and one of the
most interested and enthusiastic
persons in the vast audience.
The inimitable Roland Hayes
was there. He sang in a tiny
booth facing the audience, two
numbers, his own arrangement of
“My God is So High” and “Go
Down Moses” by Burleigh. Wil
liam Hemingway accompanied him.
And the ovation of the audience
for Mr. Hayes had scarcely died
away when it was, renewed for
the beloved Southernaires, Homer
Smith, tenor; Lowell Peters, ten
or; Jay Stone Toney, baritone;
William Edmondson, bass, and
their accompanist, Spencer Odom.
They sang many of the favorites
on their programs, “When I Gel
Home”, “Daniel”, “Pilot Me”,
“Shine On Me,” “The Lord’s
Prayer” and others.
Wings Over Jordan, under the
direction of Wirt Kramer, and with
Olive Thompson as soloist, sang
several numbers, too, “Joy in My
Soul”, “You Can Tell the World”,
“In the Kingdom of the Lord”
and a number of other favorites.
The chorus, under J. Wesley
Jones,^-and with Lowell Derrick
as soloist, sang the Morris-Bowles,
“Tramping”, “Trying to Make
Heaven My Home”, “Swing Low”
and “Hallelujah Chorus”.
There were a number of solo
ists. In addition to the world fa
mous Roland Hayes, there was
Louise Burge, contralto, with An
dres Wheatley as accompanist.
Miss Burge sang four numbers,
thrilling numbers, every one of
them, “Amor Vinens Aider”
(Saint-S a e n s); “Aufenthalt”
(Schubert); “Deep River'” (Bur
leigh) and “Honor, Honor”, by
Todd Duncan, baritone, gave a
brilliant performance. He sang
Massenet's “Vision Fugitive”;
“Walk With Me” an arrangement
by Rhoades and “I’ve Got Plenty
of Nuthin” by Gershwin. Anne
Brown, soprano, stopped the
show. She sang “Sail Forth” by
Rogers and “Summertime” from
Porgy and Bess. She sang
with a beauty and scintillating
loveliness that even the very
strong winds that blew constantly
across the field, failed to dim in
any way. Then Miss Brown, with
Todd Duncan, who like herself
was a star of Porgy and Bess,
sang the duet “Porgy and Bess.”
Atty. William H. Haynes was
the speaker; Mrs. Dixie Brooks
read the “Mother’s Prayer to a
Patient God” and the program
concluded with the raising of the
American Flag with the entire
audience singing the “Star Span
gled Banner.” There were many
celebrities in the audience who
were presented during the inter
mission. Among these were Mrs.
Joe Louis, the general chairman,
who wore a smart pink frock and
hat to match, topped off with a sil
ver fox chubby. The Brown
Bomber was present too -and caus
ed several hundred youngsters to
run as fast as their little legs
would carry them to join a lot of
others following the famous fight
er across the field until officers
came to the rescue and dispersed
the admiring crowd of youthful
fans. W. Louis Davis^the presi
dent-director; Alton A. Davis,
vice-president-director of public
ity; Arthur W. Sewell, secretary
treasurer; and other member's' of
the board of directors were pre
Mrs. Grace E. McLin Gill of
Kansas City, Kas., is the guest of
Mrs. Grace Sears, 5648 Prairie
avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
McLin, 5332 S. Dearborn. Mrs.
Gill is the wife of Dr. John M.
Gill, deputy coroner of Wyandotte
county, and church organist in
the St. Peters Chapel C. M. E.
church She was here to attend
the N. A. N. M. and the Exposi
Miss Ruby Johnson and Miss
Jeanette Clay of St. Louis are vis
iting here as guests, of Mrs. Sam
ples of 6410 Langley avenue. Both
young ladies arc school teachers
in St. Louis and are being enter
tained quite gayly by Mrs. Eliza
beth Pitts. They were guests of
Dett Club Fetes
Visitors at Gay
Dancing Party
The R. Nathaniel Dett Club
gave a pretty party on Wednes
day night in honor of visiting
delegates to the National Asso
ciation of Negro Musicians. The
party was given at the Ambas
sadors Club and there were many
charming hostesses. Among
them were Misses and Mesdames
Priscilla Mayo, in a pretty red
and white evening gewn; Willa
Hamilton in dove gray with a
corsage of orchids; Mabel Arnold
in black and white; Helen White
in American beauty taffeta with
a rainbow bodice; Orita Wilson in
Alice blue chiffon with pink ac
cessories; Miss Nclle Askew in a
floral effect; Ruth Fouche in a
most becoming brown net; exotic
Bess Hunter Rcbinson in a very
delicate shade of yellow chiffon:
Dulcinea Pennie in white lace;
Dorothy Jordan in black chiffon;
Omega King in pink chiffon and
The delegates and other visi
tors enjoyed a delightful evening.
Dancing downstairs and refresh
ments up and downstairs, chatting
in the spacious parlors, made for
a most enjoyable evening. Among
the many out cf town visitors
seen were Misses and Mesdames
Jewell Pharies of Webster
Groves, Mo.; Camille Nickerson,
Washington, D. C.; Lillian Lem
on of Indianapolis; Dr. Moore of
Flint, Mich.; II. M. Dawson of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Misses and Mes
dames LeJeune Fisher of Evans
ton; A. Dukye Wcode cf Colum
bus, O., and Baltimore, Md. Wal
ter Elsford of St. Louis; Blanche
Paige, Della Hudson, Maude R.
George, Annette B. White; Lovey
E. Haskett cf Baltimore; Bessie
Rogers of Baltimore; Lillian John
son, Mattie Robinson of St. Louis;
Inez Saunders of Detroit; E. Ber
nice Coleman, Magnolia Lewis,
Clara Hutchison, Helen Boone,
Constance Billingsly, Willa Wil
iams, Banche Thompson, Goldie
Guy Martih, Mildred Ames, Lil
lian Jackson, Lo D Byrd, Messrs.
Alphcnso K. Butler of Baltimore,
Md., N. H. Holloway of Detroit; ,
Maurice Ccoper, Leon Kirkpat
rick, Ec’wardo Lango, James
[ Stokes and others.
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sas City, Kas., who was in Chi- ‘
cago to attend the National As- <
sociation of Negro Musicians and ]
i the ^Exposition. _ 1
Ladies cf Press
Entertain N. Y.
Visitor at Dinner:
The Ladies of the Press got to
gether last week and gave an in
formal luncheon at Morris’ in
honor of Miss Lillian Sharp Hunt
er, director of public relations
and circulation of the New York
Amsterdam News.
In the group were Miss Eliza
beth Galbreath, Miss Olive M.
Diggs, Mrs. Marian Downer, Miss
Blanche Van Hook of Columbus,
O.; Miss Hunter of New York and
Mrs. Lovelyn Evans.
Misses Georgia and Emma Smith
at the Negro Musical Festival.
Mrs. Ardella Starkes of Kan
sas City, Mo., is the guest of Pdrs.
Lauretta Peyton of 4726 South
Parkway and Mrs. J. Mayo Wil
liams. Mrs. Starkes received her
Ph. B. from Chicago university
' last week.
Among interested visitors to
the exhibit of the Natonal Ne
gro Business League at the
American Negro Exposition in
Chicago was Herman T. Smith,
second from right, special rc
resentative for the Pcpsi-Cola
company. Mr. Smith, who is in
charge of the planning and di
recting of special sales cam
paigns for that firm throughout
the nation, was particularly
interested in the progress and
cooperation oi Negro business.
He is being shown the exhibit
by Ruble Blakey, master of
ceremonies in the Girl Ranch
and Streets of Paris show at the
The art awards were presented at the American Negro Exposition
on Friday at a tea. Dr. Alain Locke, international authority cn
Negro art was the speaker. His talk was on “The Negro Artist To
day.” Alonzo J. Aden, curator of the Tanner Hall Galleries, was
the host. The affair was held in the Tanner Hall Galleries. T. K.
Gibson, Jr., delivered the welcome; Claude Barnett, chairman of the
exniDition art committee, was an
other speaker. The other mem
bers of the committee are T. K.
Gibson and A. W. Williams.
The hostesses for the tea were
Mesdames Elsie Duckworth, art
chairman for the Chicago and
Northern District Association;
Julia J. Ferguson of the Art Cen
ter; Oscar Brown, Margaret Law
rence of Virginia; Carolyn Car
ruthers, William Y. Browne,
Frances Moseley, Truman K.
Gibson, Sr., and Virginia Banks.
The assistants who acted as
guides were Misses and Mesdames
Rosalie Dorsey Etta Barnett, Sue
Barnett, Sara Merchant, Margar
et Goss, Ruth Jackson and the
assistant curator, Frederic Aden.
The table was a work of art.
There were 10 candles of vary
ing lengths entwined with lovely
flowers and ferns in the center
of the table and cn either end
were the huge punch bowls, rest
ing in a bed of ferns. Palms and
ferns were used to decorate the
The prizes ware awarded to the
various artists w'hose works were
exhibited there this summer. In
water colors, first prize to Wil
liam Carter for “A Study in
Gray”; second to. Jacob Lawrence
cf New York for “Scenes in the
life of Toussaint L’Ouverture”;
third to Hale Woodruff of Geor
gia for “Fcg and Rain in the
Rockies.” Honorable mention to
Charles White, “Fellow Worker
Won’t You Walk With Us” and
E. Simms Campbell of N. Y. for
‘Creole Woman Started It”, a
In black and white, first prize
to Charles White, “No Crops This
Year” second, Hale Woodruff,
“Sunday Promenade”; third, Rob
ert Blackburn New York, “Upper
N. Y., No. 1” and honorable men
tion to Wilmer Jennings, Rhode
Island, “Providence Houses”; and
Donald Reid N. Y., “Mr. J. Long.”
Tn oils, first to Frederick Flem
ister, Ga., “Man With Brush.”
Mr. Flemi-ster is a pupil of Hale
Woodruff; second to Eldzier Cor
tor, “Sense of Loneliness”; third
Marvin Smith, New York, “Green
wood Lake”, and honorable men
tion to William Carter, “Peonies
and Old Porcelain”; Edward L.
Leper, Delaware, “Behind the
Tracks” and Lois Mailu Jones,
Washington D. C., “Still Life with
Green Apples.”
In sculpture first prize went to
Alice Elizabeth Catlett, Wash
ington, D. C., fer “Negro Mother
and Child”; second, Richmond
Barthe of New York, “Shoe Shine
Boy”; and third to Sergeant
Johnson of California “Head of
Girl”; honorable mention to Jo
seph Kersey for “Anna” and Les
lie Bowling of Virginia for “Ice
The award jury was made up
of Dan Catton Rich, director of
Howard University, Charles C.
Dawson of the N. Y. A., and not
ed artist; Peter Pollack, Supt. of
Govt, work, Illinois Art Project;
George Thorpe, director Illinois
Art Project.
The Chicago National Commit
tee on Art for the Exposition is
made up of Dan Catton Rich. Ed
win Embree, William Edouard
Scott, Charles C. Dawson, Archi
bald J. Motley, Jr. Eric Lindgren,
George Thorpe Peter Pollack,
Mrs. Rudyard Bolton, Mrs. Fran
ces Moseley, the New York
group, Mary B. Brady, Richmond
Barthe, Morse Cartwright, Jack
son Davis, Hubert Delaney, E.
Simms Campbell M. J. Leyda.
Washington, D. C., Prof. James
V. Herring, of the Art Dept., How
ard University; Rosa Nixon
Hampton, James A. Porter, in At
lanta, R. E. Clement and Hale
Woodruff; in Nashville, Charles
O. Johnson; in Cincinnati, Wen
dell Phillips Dabney.
National Artists Night was a crowning event of the annual meet
ing of the National association of Negro Musicians, Inc. Metropolitan
Church was packed to capacity for the event and many stood pa
tiently for hours to hear the artists. The program opened with a
piano duo that justly received an ovation and the audience greeted
them just as enthusiastically when they played again in the second
half of the program. They were"
Ethele Love and George Pierson
playing “Sonata in D Major” (Mo
zart) two movements; “Impromp
tu Roccocco” (Schutt); “Mala
guena” (Locuona), “Dancers in
the Patio” (Repper); “Ezpana”
Etta Moten, contralto, sang “Ah
Mio Cor” (Handel); “Im Herbst”
(Franz); “Sophiche Ode”
(Brahms), “Aufenhalt” (Schu
bert) ; “Cheer the Weary Trave
ler,” “Talk about a Child” (Daw
son), “City Called Heaven” and
the “Negro Speaks of Rivers”
Orrin C. Suthern II, organist,
played “Chorale in A Minor”
(Franck); “Cantilene Pastorale”
(Guilment), “Seng of the Basket
Weaver” (Russell); “Final First
Symphony” (Vierne).
Aubrey Pankey, baritone, sang
“Les Berceaux” (Faure); “Man
doline” (Debussy); “Come Away
Death” (Quilter), “Life” (Cur
ran), “Der Wanderer,” “Wohin,”
“Der Doppelgacger” and “Der
Zuernender” by Schubert. The au
dience demanded encores and he
sang two. The audience sat
quietly through the entire pro
gram and received all the artists
mest enthusiastically. Shortly
after midnight they left to enjoy
the ball given in their honor at
Palais des Gardes.
Mrs. Kelly Miller of Washing
ton, D. C., has announced the
marriage of her daughter, Miss
May Miller, to John L. Sullivan.
The wedding took place on July
30th. i
The Bookers Hosts
To Charming Out
of-Town Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Booker of
4919 Champlain avenue, brought
their guests to the smart dance
given by the Women Golfers on
Friday night at the beautiful new
Parkway ballroom. Among these
were Misses and Mesdames Anna
bell Douglas of New Orleans, La.;
HiBfla' Tillman, Arsula Blount, M.
L. Davis of Crystal Springs, and
Hazelhurst, Miss.; Beth Stovall,
teacher in Minneapolis, Minn.,
high school; Mr. and Mrs. William
Roach of Minneapolis. They will
attend the Elks convention in St.
Louis before returning home.
Many lovely social affairs have
been given in honor of the charm
ing visitors. Mrs. Gertrude Cy
rus was hostess to them at a love
ly party, they were honoi’ed guests
at a party at the American Ne
gro Exposition and enjoyed many
other events during their stay
as the house guests of the Book
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known singer, famed for his role
of Porgy in “Porgy and Bess”,
who was one of the featured
artists at the Negro Music festi
val. _
To Give Luncheon
For Paul Robeson
One of the interesting social
events of the week will be the
luncheon given on Saturday at the
Stevens Hotel in honor of Paul
Robeson, the noted singer, radio
and film star. The sponsors are
Bishop E. L. Waldorf, Mrs. Mau
delle Bousfield, Mrs. Adelaide
Lobdell Pyncheon, Miss Alice
Boynton, Mrs. George Cleveland
Musicians Meet
Next Year In
Pittsburgh, Pa.
The National Association of Ne
gro Musicians concluded a most
successful and enthusiastic meet
ing on Friday. Friday morning,
they elected officers and conclud
ed conferences. The officers are
Mary Cardwell Dawson, presi
dent; Clarence Hayden Wilson,
vice-president; J. Wesley Jones,
°y^cutive secretary; Clara K.
Hill, recording secretary; George
H. Hutchinson, treasurer; Leroy
Godrran, general counselor: on
the national board of directors,
Elizabeth Coleman, Mrs. D. A.
Holmes, Bertha K. Thomas of
New York and -Orrin C. Suthern
II. The past presidents and ad
visory board are Henry L. Grant,
R. Nathaniel Dett, J. Wesley
Jones, Maude Roberts George,
Clarence Cameron White, Carl R.
Ditcn, Lillian LeMon, Camille
Nickerson, Kemper, Harreld; and
the additional advisory and hon
orary members are Florence B.
Price, Etta Mcten, William L.
Dawson, James Harold Brown,
Roland Hayes, Harry T. Burleigh,
Marian Anderson and W. C.
The Junior Music Association
named its officers too. They are
Rella Verdun, president; Emerson
KnwMen, Galveston, Tex., vice
oresidont; Victoria Wallace,
Brooklyn, secretary: Sherman
grown, Detroit, assistant; Petty
Pierce. Pittsburgh reporter; Za
-<ov'ia Bracey, treasurer; Josephine
Tnniss, state national organizer
and assistant national director of
Tuniors. Lillian LeMon, past
oresident of the N. A. N. M., is
The young neonle had their Ad
vanced Students program on
Thursday and it was a very fine
presentation. Those appearing
were Louise Hutt, Evanston, pian
ist playing “Soaring” (Schu
mann): Carroll J. Tipton of
Knoxville, singing “My Task”:
Gertrude Lucas, organist, “Pre
lude and Fugue in E Minor”
(Bach); June Skyles, pianist.
“Romance” (Sibelius); a trio “To
a Wild Rose” sung by Fern, Leah
and Gwendolyn King, with Ra
cbelle King at the piano. Saxo
phone, “Waltz Llewellyn” Phillip
Williams of Galveston, Tex., ac
companied by Ruby Thomas.
Emerson Knighten of Galveston
played “Fantasy”; Roberta Bi’ax
ton, Chicago. pianist, played
“Sonata in D Maior”;-John Mar
tin of the P. S. Club, “Sonata
No. 77” (Beethoven); Inez But
ler. pianist “Concerto in D Min
or” with Josephine Inniss, her
teacher, at the second piano;
Laura Edwards of Indianapolis,
“Polonaise in A Major” (Chopin):
Sherman Brown of Detroit,
tenor, sang “Without a Song”:*
Gwendolyn Kelly, accompanied
by Victoria Wallace, soprano;
“Sunshine Song” (Grey); Marian
Horace, accompanied by Marienne
Jeffrey, sang “Cara Nome”; there
was an original composition by
Disire° Scott of New York; Lil
lian Johnson, of Chicago, played
“Allemande Gavotte and Musette”
by D’Albert.
There were many other fine
programs during the week. Thurs
day was honors night bringing to
the fore pioneers such as Mme.
Anita Patti Brown, W. C. Handy,
Martha B. Anderson Winn, Abbie
Mitchell, Florence B. Price, noted
composer of today, Marian Ad
ams who presented Chicago's first
oratorio at Quinn Chapel more
than 45 years ago. And a spe
cial feature was the chorus un
der William L. Dawson of Tus
kegee, singing his own compo
sition “Out in the Fields” and a
three piano number by Nannie S.
Reed, Wilhelmina Alexander and
Grace W. Tompkins. On Sun
day night, R. Nathaniel Dett was
heard in recital at the Coliseum.
They will meet next year in
Miss Karen Finley
Quietly Wed to
Roland Porche
One of the prettiest groups we
have seen recently was gathered
at Morris’ the other night in hon
or of a very handsome young pair
of newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Ro
land Porche of Detroit, Mich.
The Porches were married at
Crown Point last week. Mrs.
Porche was the lovely Karen Fin
ley, daughter of Mrs. Laura Fin
ley of Morgan Park. The groom
is the son of Alexis Porche, also
of Morgan Park. They will make
their home in Detroit. Seated at
the table with them were the
parents, Mrs. Laura Finley, Alex
is Porche, and the sisters of the
groom, Mrs. Amyre Ransom and
Mrs. Samuel Milton.
Mrs. Rome©' Johnson of Colum
bus, O., is the guest of Miss An
gella Turpeau, well known French
Hall, Mrs. Maude Roberts George.
The luncheon is given under the
auspices of the Emergency Peace
The Chicago Woman's Golf Club gave a sport dance on Friday
night at the beautiful Parkway ballroom. Its .lovely setting of rose,
blue and yellow, its modernistic leather furniture in the same lovely
colors and its beautiful lighting system added to, the enjoyment of
the occasion. The trophies were presented during the intermission,
and there were more than 100 of them. Mrs. Nettie G. Speedy,
To Marry
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lar member of the younger set,
whose engagement to Bertram
Mitchell has been announced by
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Harper.
P. O. Alliance
Celebrates Its
27 th Anniversary
The Chicago Branch of the Na
tional Alliance of Postal Em
ployees held their Postal Alliance
Day exercises at the American
Negro Exposition on Saturday.
It was the twenty-seventh anni
versary of the National Alliance
which is composed of 75 or more
branches of the body in different
parts of the United States. Wm.
A. Shepherd is president; James
J. S. Keys, recording secretary.
The Exposition committee is made
up of Norval E. Perkins, general
chairman; Castine A. Davis, sec.;
Percy Hines, publicity; William
Shepherd, Edgar Craig, Earl Eu
banks, O. Grady Gregory, Luther
J. Jones, James J. S. Keys, Wil
liam A. Little, Howard G. Moore.
Hon. LaFayette F. Ford, presi
dent of the National Alliance of
Postal Employees, was the speak
er. He was presented by Archie
L. Weaver. Mrs. Marie M. Gray,
national president of the Wom
en’s Auxiliary, was another speak
er. The program offered an in
teresting array of other speakers.
Dr. Joseph M. Evans, pastor of
Metropolitan Community^ church;
Truman K. Gibson, Jr., executive
director of the exposition; Norval
Perkins, chairman of the exposi
tion committee; H. M. Cox, super
intendent South Water Market;
Finance Station; Hon. Ernest J.
Kreutgen, postmaster; Rev. H. M.
Musical numbers were furnish
ed by Federal and Laredef Glee
Clubs under the direction of Wil
liam E. Myricks; Mary Geary
Randall, pianist; and the audience
joined the choral groups in the
singing pf “Star Spangled Ban
ner,” Negro National Anthem,
and other patriotic songs.
The national officers of the Pos
tal Alliance are Lafayette F.
Ford, St. Louis, president; Thomas
F. Bomar, Washington, D. C., sec.;
Joseph B. Brown, Jr., St. Louis,
editor; Alvin W. Bryan, Atlanta,
Ga., vice-pres.; Robert E. L. Hut
ton, New Orleans, La., treas.;
George N. T. Gray, Washington,
D. C., Welfare director. The offi
cers of the Women’s Alliance are
Mrs. Marie M. Gray, Washington,
D. C., pres.; Mrs. Bernicd White,
Houston, Tex., vice-pres.; Mrs.
Maude L. Riggs, Chicago, record
ing and corresponding secretary;
Mrs. Helen Gantt, Detroit, fin. sec.
and treasurer; Mrs. M. M. Dow
dell, president-emeritus. The offi
cers of the local auxiliary are
Mesdames Gertrude Witherspoon,
pres.; Ernestine Stewart, vice
pres.; Mattie Hambright, cor. sec.;
Miss Letitia Ballenger, reporter;
Mesdames Maude L. Riggs, rec.
sec.; Sadie Harmon, treas.; Beu
lah Porter, chaplain.
The district presidents are Leon
ard H. Spivey, Houston, Texas;
Royal W. Bailey, Washington, D.
C.; Samuel J. McDonald, Sumter,
S. C.; Arthur J. Chapital, New
Orleans, La.; George W. Golden,
Jackson, Tenrt.; Jesse J. Anderson,
Detroit, Mich.; E. R. Bryson, St.
Louis,. Mo.; Percy L. Conrad, East
Orange, N. J.; Antoine L. Murphy,
Kansas City, Mo.
Miss Lucille Bkiford, managing
editor of the Kansas City Call;
Miss Mary Louise Chapman, social
service worker and well known
Alpha Kappa Alphas of Kansas
City, Mo., and Miss Coffey were
visitors to the Chicago Bee, en
route to Detroit. The three young
ladies had been visiting the Ex
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Matthews
of Washington, D. C., arrived in
--mother of the club, was mistress
j of ceremonies.
The members of the Chicago
! Woman's Golf club, host to the
tournament which had just been
concluded, formed a guard of
honor in the center of the ball
room, under two captains. Cap
tain Dorothy Hooks was leader
of the Golds and Captain Kathryn
Weaver, leader of the Blues. With
golf clubs uplifted they made an
arch for the others to pass under
and receive their trophies.
In the line were Misses and
Mesdames, Anna Mae Black,
president; Mabel Wilson, vice
president; and national Woman’s
champion, who won first leg on
the Joe Louis trophy; Cleo D.
Ball, recording secretary; Vivian
Pitts, financial secretary; Blanche
Bowman, treasurer; Ella Morphis,
chairman of the board; Gladys
Johnson, sergeant at arms; Letitia
Ballenger parliamentarian; Mat
tie Stallings, Daisy Randolph,
Johnnye B. Chaney, Florence
Hoxter, Mavbelle Bright, Bertha
Gleaves, Olivia Adams, Kate
Pitts Hall, Vivian Mitchell, Eula
Collins, Mary Delaware business
manager; Kate Williams, Geral
dine Williams, Maybelle Bright,
Georgia Evans, Margaret Britton,
Grace Booth, Gladys Johnson,
Geneva Lumpkin, Elizabeth
Mitchell, Vernita Hill, Grace
Napper, Hattie Davenport, Daisy
Randolph, Pauline Moss, Minnie
' Tackson Mildred Amos, Birdie
Philpctt, Kate Washington, Bern
ice Freeman, Lily McClain. Mrs.
Speedy was the first colored
woman golfer in the country.
This is the first time the wom
en have entertained the Nation
al tournament and the Chicago
club is the only woman’s unit in
the United Golfers Association.
One of the most attractive fig
ures Friday night was Mrs. Ma
rie Thompson Jones of Detroit,
who won the first place in the
driving contest, having made the
longest drive during the tourna
ment. Mrs. Jones held the cham
pionship in 1930, 1931 and 1932.
Mrs. Geneva Wilson won the
championship last year in Los
Angeles, and kept it this year.
The meeting will be held in Bos
ton next year.
The national officers are Ralph
Chilton, president; A. L. Wil
liams of Atlanta, 1st vice presi
dent; Sea H. Ferguson of India
napolis, 2nd vice president; Dr.
C. G. Adams of Washington, D.
C., 3rd vice president; B. Penick
of Detroit, 4th vice president;
Vincent H. Johnson, national
treasurer: A. D. Crosby, Colum
bus, Ohio, secretary; Porter
Washington, Boston, chairman
national tournament committee.
Among the visitors were Mrs.
Lucy Williams of Indianapolis,
who tied with Geneva Wilson un
til the very last day for the
championship. Mrs. Wilson, how
ever, successfully defended her
title; Julia Siler of St. Louis; El
la C. Allen of Indianapolis; Alene
Davis of Detroit; Mel Moye of
Atlanta, and many others.
Mrs. M. C. B. Mason
Surprises Son and
Daughter at Party
Mrs. M. C. B. Mason of 44th
and Indiana avenue, continued a
beautful custom on Sunday eve
ning when she gave a surprise
oarty for her son, Madison C. B.
Mason, Jr., and her daughter, Mrs.
Marne Mason Higgins in honor of
both of their birthdays, just as
she used to when they were very
small children. And it was a sur
prise too. There was huge cake,
sent by a friend who was in on
the secret, and it was covered
with candles and placed on a
beautifully decorated table. The
house was literally filled with
flowers from friends, and there
were telegrams, many of them,
and even singing telegrams. The
guests enjoyed a delightful eve
ning. Mrs. Winona Mason Brown
of Daytona, Fla., and Mrs. Bessie
Mason Boyd, two other daughters,
Mrs. C. B. Mason Jr., and Miss
Evelyn Brown, of Daytona, grand
daughter, assisted Mrs. Mason with
the lovely affair.
Among the many guests one
caught glimpses of Misses and
Mesdames Ruth Fouche, Josephine
Inniss, Carrie South, Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis and Mrs. Grace Bryant of
Indianapolis; Mrs. Hilliard of
Washington, D. C., Mr. and Mrs.
Anderson and so many others.
Chicago Friday, accompanied by
Miss Billie Burke, who represent
ed Washington in the “Miss Bronze
America’’ contest Monday night.
Mr. Matthews is managing editor
of the Washington Afro-American,
Mrs. Cato Kelly, 4314 Forrest -
ville, has as her guest this week,
her sister, Miss Ida Bell Miles,
of Clarksville, Tenn., who came
up to see the Exposition.

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