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Doin’ The Town IWith
A Debutante . . .
How can I do the town, when]
there was very little to be done j (
after the entrants of the Miss'
Bronze America contest came on
with their beauty blitzkreig? . . .
iow could I do the town??? Stop
ping traffic wherever they went
" as the specialty of these young
dies . . . Chicago was shown
■* by our gracious Mrs. Robert
Cole . . . The Field Museum,
Art Institute, lunch at Field’s,
hopping tours, etc. . . . Say, let’s
f^ve another contest next week.
Duke Ellington’s orchestra hit
micago with a musical blitzkreig,
and stopped shows wherever they
gathered. . . . Mike Delisa’s was
the winding point after having
wowed ’em at Dave’s, Joe’s, The
303, Square’s, and the Pioneer.
My, oh my, the life of a musician
... never tiresome, bringing in
dividends constantly. . . .
Bringing in a dividend was
Duke’s engagement for the Miss
Bronze America Ball . . . playing
on a seemingly heated balcony
was compensated for when the
Bronze Beauties walked in ...
Gladys Wells, entrant from Mis
sissippi. won third place, while our
own, Miss Chicago Bee, Miss
Bronze Chicago, Iona Varnum,
took second place, strictly push
ing Miriam Ali for the first posi
tion. . . . Whew, it took the
judges a long time to decide but
the decison rests . . . we hope
Miss Etta Moten Barnett, the
charming daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Barnett, looked quite
charming and chic in a check
ed, blue and white suit, with In
dian jewelry as accessories. . . .
She thinks that Duke is “simply
grand”; is a member of Hyde Park
high school, entering her senior
year (and only sixteen too) . . .
Lovely Anita Rodgers couldn’t
resist the music of the orch, and
so stood up for a major part of
the evening to watch the boys
play. . . . Verona Haley, young
debbie, looked the part in a Gre
cian mode gown of white jersey.
. . . Eleanor and Alice Chatman
both wore dainty pink net over
pink taffeta . . . while Juanita
Franklin looked resplendent in
white taffeta trimmed in roses
and blue. . . . Marian Horace,
socialite de luxe, had quite a
striking turban of red mohair like
brushed wool. . . . Setting fash
ions is her style. . . Ruth Petti
ford, always looks striking in
green, with blue accessories. . . .
Valerie Martin, looked crisp as
lettuce, in a Victorian checked
dress with a poke bonnet ... Pa
tricia Bacon, with an upsweep,
played the role of a charming
hostess and welcomed the guests
as they came in. . . . Maxine
Ewell, accompanied by Hudson
Wallace, jitterbugged to her
heart's delight. . . .
Jitterbugging to their hearts’ de
light were the Ingenues, a club of
young debbies, who were the
guests of June Fountaine of Glen
L coe, Illinois. “The Cabin”, the
I j Household Hints
' -
Don’t discard your summer rugs i
j of fiber and similar material just!
because they have faded or are
soiled. They can be revived by
painting with good-quality house
paint, thinned with one fourth as
much turpentine. The more
Thoroughly the paint is woi’ked
into the fiber, the longer lasting
will be the result.
Soiled wood drain boards can
oe bleached with a saturated so
lution of oxalic acid, applied lib
erally and allowed to stand all
night, followed in the morning by
several washings and rinsings.
When the board has dried, it can
be given a soaking coat of raw
linseed oil, the surface oil being
wiped off after an hour or so.
The board will be highly resist
ant to further staining after three
The whitish and misty cast that
sometimes appears on varnished
woodwork can be removed by
wiping with a mixture of one
tablespoonful of cider vinegar in
a quart of water, rubbed on with
a soft cloth in the direction of
the grain, and wiped dry.
Tears and rips in leather up
holstery can be repaired by ce
menting a piece of soft leather or
stout fabric underneath, with care
to attach the edges; for a neat
joint, fuzz along the edges should
beclipped off. Nitrocellulose
cement or glue can be used.
Freshly spilled writing ink can
bo partly or entirely removed from
a carpet or other fabric by coat
ing thickly with corn meal, salt,
. fuller’s rarth, powdered chalk, or
hydrated lime, which will absorb
it. When stained, the powder is
removed and replaced with clean.
Remaining traces of the ink can
be sponged out with skimmed
scene of the merriment, was dec
jrated and duly converted in
:o a make believe ballroom, what
kVith a vendor and the latest re
cordings. . . . Everybody from
Tere to there was there. . . . Lois
Searcy, Yvonne Grammer, Bert
Anderson, Eunice Randall, Nick
Roberts, Maxine Ewell, Hudson
Wallace. Patricia Hill, Earl Ren
der, Alberta Gibson, Alice Daw
son, Edward White, Walter Fer
suson, Martha Dorsey, Alma Dor
sey, Mentrell Parker, Mary Ann
Parker, Jack Lyle, Anna Louise
DeRamus, and sister Helen . . .
wait, did I say she entertained
the Ingenues? Oh, yes, also the
guests and friends of the Inge
nues.The best chili
was served and I do believe that
June could make a business out
of it, according to Clementine
Church. Helen Whitlo, and Clan
cy Hinton. .
Looking quite dapper horse
back riding last Sunday morn,
was a charming party of five, Lois
Searcy, A1 Spurlock, Clementine
Church, Kennedy Parker, and
Alice Dawson. . . . Clifton Dum
mett has as his visitors for the
summer Robert Brewster of Trin
idad, Ernest Christiana of Queens
town . . . and they just might
further their education here in the
States. ... i
Next week, if I can get to her,
I'll have an interview with Iona
Varnum, in order to acquaint you
with a bronze beauty, and to fur
ther my efforts at being,
Youthfully yours,
Nomination of officers for the
ensuing year will feature the reg
ular monthly meeting of the Chi
cago Branch of the National Al
liance of Postal Employees. Sun
day, Sept. 1, at 3 p. m., at the
Y. W. C. A., 4559 South Parkway.
Just who will head the organi
zation for the next 12 months is
a big question in the minds of the
membership. William A. Shep
herd, who has served as presi
dent for the past year, has an
nounced that he will not seek re
election. Although they have in
dicated that they are not ambi
tious for the presidency, Ashby B.
Carter, James J. S. Keys, and
Robert E. Harrison have been
urged to run for the office. At
the same time Shepherd is being
urged to reconsider his announce
ment and again seek to head the
body for another term. An elec
tion commission will be named
at Sunday's meeting to conduct
the balloting during the next 30
days, following nomination of
candidates for nine executive
committee positions.
Postal Alliance Day exercises
were held Saturday evening,
August 24th, at the American
Negro Exposition in the Coliseum,
1513 Wabash avenue. President
Lafayette F. Ford of the National
Alliance of Postal Employees was
here from St. Louis, Mo., and
made the principal address. Mrs.
Marie M. Gray of Washington,
D. C., Women's Auxiliary presi
dent, also spoke. Local partici
pants were: Postmaster Ernest J.
Kruetgen, Superintendent Hanni
bal M. Cox, of South Water Mar
ket Postal Substation; President
William A. Shepherd of the Chi
cago Branch of the Alliance; Nor
val E. Perkins, Local Welfare
Chairman; Truman K. Gibson,
Jr., Executive Director of the A
merican Negro Exposition; Rev.
Joseph M. Evans, pastor of Met
ropolitan Community Church;
and Archie L. Weaver, veteran
member of the N. A. P. E. The
Federal and Laradef Glee Clubs
rendered four musical selections
on the program. George N. T.
Gray of Washington, D. C., Wel
fare Director of the National Al
liance of Postal Employees, spoke
briefly, although not originally
ercises. A large assembly was
scheduled on the program of ex
present to witness the features.
During the afternoon of the same
day, the visiting members of the
Alliance were entertained by the
Chicago Branch at a luncheon
given at Morris’ Eat Shop, 410
East 47 th street. Sidney M.
Jackson of Washington, D. C., As
sistant Chief Clerk of the Rail
way Mail Service, was among
the guests of honor.
Miss Katherine Miller, charm
ing daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L.
Virgil Miller of Kansas City, Mo.,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
John Irvin, Jr., 60th and Wabash
avenue, and other friends during
the week end.
The social club of the 67th pre
cinct is staging a gala affair Sat
urday, Aug. 31, at 320 E. 35th st.
There will be a sport dance, mu
sic and refreshments. Mrs. C.
Steele, president; Mrs. E. Mitchell,
secretary, and A. Grimes, cap
Endorse Mrs. A.
Dement As Head
of Colored Women

MUSKOGEE, Okla.. Aug. 29—
(ANP)—The Southwest Regional
Association of Colored Women’s
Clubs meeting here in annual
session last week, unanimously
endorsed Mrs. Ada Bell Dement,
Mineral W’ells, Texas, as a can
didate for the presidency of the
organization at the 1941 biennial
meeting at Oklahoma City.
The meeting, presided over by
Miss Annie B. Gilliam, had as
its theme “Educating for To
morrow’s America.” Delegates
from Arkansas. Texas. New Mex
ico, Oklahoma and California at
One of the features of the ses
sion was the school of parliamen
tary instruction conducted by
Mrs. Maude J. Brockway, pi’esi
dent of the Oklahoma City Fed
eration of Colored Women.
The Friends of
Africa to Hold
Fifth Palaver
The World Wide Friends of Af
rica will hold its fifth biennial
Palaver at Metropolitan Commun
ity church, 41st and South Park
way, Sept. 22 to 29. The theme
will be “Ebiberum Nanam Ny
amkupon Suer”—Truth, freedom
and Peace. It will be the first
time in the U. S. A. The week
will be filled with interesting
events. On Sunday there will be
guides to exhibit the rare collec
tion at Field Museum; at the ses
sions during the week there will
be open forums and discussions
each day. On children’s day
there will be children’s stories,
African songs, stories, games, and
movies of the life in Africa. The
royal .African wedding ritual will
be shown and there will be many
other interesting features.
A parade of pioneers and busi
ness men will take place on Fri
day, Sept. 27th, and there will be
a symposium on “What the Little
Business Man Needs Most.” On
Thursday, August 29th, there will
be a Woman’s Day as preview at
the Quincy Club, 3806 Michigan
avenue. Koffi Adusu is acting
secretary of the group. F. H.
Hammurabi is international chair
Deb Bows at
Poro College
Miss Juanita Louise Bradford
made her bow to society Friday
evening at a reception at beauti
ful Poro college. The debutante
wore a lovely pink chiffon gown
and carried a huge bouquet of
pink gladiolas, red roses and ferns.
Those receiving with Miss Brad
ford were Miss Rosemary Tweety, .
Miss Juanita Wilson and Mrs.
Miss Bradford is a high school
graduate, also a student at Chi
cago Conservatory of Music. She
will enter college this fall. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Bradford, 4841 So. Michi
gan avenue.
Miss Sernormia Walker enter
tained out of town visitors with a'
bridge-luncheon Saturday, at her
home, 3516 South Parkway. The
table was beautifully decorated
with colorful flowers and candles;
the service was buffet style.
Those enjoying Miss Walker’s
hospitality were: Miss Veronica
Brown, Miss lone Breteaux, Miss
Joseph and Mrs. Thelma White,
all from New Orleans, La.; Mrs.
Maude Martin, Los Angeles,
Calif.; Mrs. Mary Nicholson, Tal
ladega, Ala., and Mrs. Ethel Mor
rison, St. Louis, Mo. The guests
were unanimous in their expres
sions of having had a most de
lightful afternoon.
Speaker At Exposition
MRS. MARIE M. GRAY of Washington, D. C., president ol the
Women’s Postal Auxiliary, who spoke at the Postal Alliance Day
exercises, at the Exposition. v
The Art Notebook
Art and artists were emphasiz
ed twice last week at the Amer
ican Negro Exposition. On Wed
nesday, Art In Action was the
theme. Pupils of Mrs. Daisy
Taitts at Du Sable High School
were there with her sketching
from life. Principal Chauncy C.
Willard and Mrs. Willard were
on hand beaming pridefully.
Mary Jackson, art instructor at
the South Side Settlement House,
brought down a group of young
sters who sketched quite undis
turbed while many persons
watched them work. Marion
Perkins who studied sculpture
under Si Gordon at the Wabash
Y. M. C. A., demonstrated the
chisel technique in sculpture.
Demonstrations from the Illinois
Art Project comprised the bulk
of the exhibit with examples of
cotton combing and spinning,
hand and loom weaving, design
ing, upholstery and the silk
screening of posters. A large
number of the Chicago artists
whose works are exhibited in the
Expo Art Show are employed on
the Illinois Art Project and those
Chicagoans who won prizes and
honorable mentions (two firsts,
one second and three honorable
mentions) are all employees of
the I. A. P.
On Friday, the awards to prize
winners were presented. Dr. Al
ain Locke, Howard University
professor and critic of Negro art
and letters and Alonzo Aden, cu
rator of the Exposition Galleries,
presiding. Before an audience of
some two hundred persons. Dr.
Lceke spoke very interestingly,
comparing the present exhibition
with one held at the Chicago
Woman’s Club in the fall of 1927
under the direction of Miss Zonia
Baber. Incidentally, 'Miss Baber
was in the audience. Dr. Locke
noted the quantitative and quali
tative changes which Negro art
das experienced in the interim
and credited five factors with re
sponsibility for this development,
rhose factors are the formulation
uf a group attitude by the artists
toward their art, unashamed and
intelligent use of native and lo
cal material as subject matter, the
consequent growth of community
interest in the work of Negro art
. ists and the invaluable aid of the
j Federal Art Projects and the na
i tion-wide Community Art Center
For a long time, it has been my
belief that the relatively negligi
ble response cf this community
to art and artists is due to a lack
cf knowledge of the techniques
used and of the problems of the
practicing artist. The informa
tion available in most texts on
art is written in such terminal
ogy that the layman who reads
them usually is more confused af
ter than before reading. For this
reason I have asked a number
of artists to write for this column,
simple explanations of various
techniques and media. The ma
terial will be slanted to catch the
attention of the average reader,
j I would appreciate comment from
j the readers or this column, on the
I plan. I have scheduled explana
tions of lithography—black and
white and color; the mural tech
nique—oil on canvas, fresco,
cassein on gesso and other com
position material; easel painting,
both oil and water color, wood
and linoleum block printing;
etching; cast and chiseled sculp
ture; ceramics; in addition. I
would like to include analyses
cf the contemporary schools of
thought in art, for example the
realistic, abstract and surrealist
schools. I hope such a plan
meets the requirements cf my
readers. Suggestidnsi and con
tributions will be appreciated.
Next week Charles Davis’ state
ment on mural technique will
appear in this column.
Mrs.- Emma Puckett of Mt.
Meigs, Ala., cousin of Dr. Walker
of this city, is the house ^uest of
her daughter and son-in-law,
Dr. and Mrs. Morris Carter, 6329
St. Lawrence Ave. She arrived
August 16, and will remain until
about Sept. 15.
H. W. Scott, official in the A
merican Woodmen’s Association
in Denver, Colo., is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Lozy Dixon, 1915
Emmerson avenue.
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Bethesda Senior
Choir’s 4th Sun. !
Musical, Grand
The senior choir of Greater
Bethesda church rendered their
regular 4th Sunday evening mu
sical at 7:30 p. m. The program
was of special interest because of
the many visiting artists who had
remained over from the National
Association cf Negro Musicians
who had attended the National
convention held in our city the
past week.
There were artists from New
York City, Pittsburgh, Cleveland
and other cities who were receiv
ed with loud applause for the
very excellent renditions. Wm.
Dawson, nationally known com
poser, was present and directed
his own composition—“I’m Gom’
to Walk That Lonesome Valley.”
Organ selections as well as vocal
and piano artists were presented
by our director—Omega King.
Elcise Collins, organist and ac
Beauticians Have
Week at Expo
From Tuesday through Friday,
Aug. 23, at the American Negro
Exposition was “Beauticians
Week” with the National Beauty!
Culturists League of America,'
Inc., in charge of the program and I
was culminated by the national
president, Mrs. Cordelia Green
Johnson of Jersey City, Friday
Special programs were arrang
ed each day by Mrs. Dimples Pat
terson of Chicago, national vice
president, and Mrs. Marjorie Ste
wart Joyner, chairman of the
beauty culturists’ program com
Demonstrations in the field of
beauty culture and talks by nat
ional leaders highlighted the pro
grams. In addition to those nam
ed, other national officers who
appeared included Mrs. Lygora
Maynop, national demonstrator;
Mrs. Hattie Davenport, assistant
national legislative chairman;
Mrs. Daisy Lackey, budget chair
man; Mrs. Estelle N. Scott, state
association, Beauty Shop Owners
association and Beauty School as
Mrs. Grace Nether land, 3558
Federal street, is vacationing with
relatives and friends in Virginia,
her former home, and the East.
CAMP McCOY, Wis., Aug. 29—
Parents, wives, sweethearts and
friends brought glad tidings Sun
day to soldiers of the Eighth In
fantry, Illinois {National Guard,
participating here in Second Army
maneuvers. The occasion mark
ed the annual observance of visi
tors day.
Throngs of visitors came early
and stayed late. They traveled
the 270 miles from Chicago with
out any loss of enthusiasm.
First to arrive was Mrs. Ernest
T. Wood, wife of the line ser
geant of “A” company. Others
followed soon thereafter in droves.
Seen quite early coming into the
camp was Mrs. William J. War
field, wife of the regimental com
mander. Atty. and Mrs. Bindley
C. Cyrus were guests of Capt. Ri
chard L. Jones, adjutant. Ob
served chatting with the captain!
was Mrs. Ephraim E. Person,!
wife of the first lieutenant, and
Mrs. James C. Wells, wife of the
captain of “B” company.
Driving down to camp together
for the day were Mrs. Harry W. |
Jones, wife of the commander of
“A” company; Mrs. Wendell T.
Derricks, wife of the commander
of Regimental Headquarters com
pany; the wife of Capt. Harry L.
Allen of “E” company; Mrs. Ludj
Poindexter, Mrs. Virgil Hummer,
wife of the second duty sergeant
of “A” company, and Mrs.. Mc
Millan, mother of Pvt. Howard
Mrs. Thomas Bailey, wife of the
second lieutenant, was a visitor;
so was Mrs. Mayme McGon, who
came down as guest of Leut.
Charles C. Johnson of the Orga
nized Reserve. Not absent was
Mrs. Walter H. Dyett, wife of the
band commander. |
Mrs. Blanche Elliott, wife of
Capt. Russell Elliott, is in camp
for the entire field training period.
Down to visit the Elliotts were
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elliott and
Mr. and Mrs. George Clark. The
wife of Lieut. Frank M. Brown
brought a party from Minneapolis.
Included in the group were Mr.
and Mrs. James Steele and Mr.
and Mrs. John Banks.
Service company, commanded
by Captain Elliott, had an im
posing group of visitors, which in
cluded: Policeman and Mrs. Gard
ner Burford, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter H. Hansberry, Mrs. Geneva
Williams, Mrs. Archie Thompson,
Mrs. Gladys Wharte, Mrs. Mc
Duncan, Mrs. Marion Hatch, Ver
non Whiteside, Skeets Whiteside,1
Mss McMullins, Miss Pearl Rob
inson, Miss Jones, Miss Minnie
Huff, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Mrs.
Morris Walton, Mrs. Jennie Palm
er, Mrs. Julia Williams, Mrs.
Percy Thompson, Alcide Lewis,
Miss Wilda Thompson, Miss Mil
dred Berry, Miss Priscilla Wil
liams, Miss Mamie Couch, Miss
Louise Thompson.
Observed in “A” company’s
street were Mrs. Mattie Stev
ens, Misses Adele and Josephine
Stevens, Miss Vera Purnell, Mr.
and Mrs. William Elstnr, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Ford, Miss Dorothy
Urback, Miss Clara Jones, Miss
Minerva Mills, Samuel Carpenter,
Misses Rehova Williams, Mable
Williams, and Anna Winston,
Charles Dunlap, Mrs. Josephine
Bi'own and Mrs. Lenora Wiliams,
Mrs. Leroy Jones, Mrs. George
Wright, Mrs. Alice Walters, Mrs.
Henrietta Riley, Mrs. Norman C.
Palm, Mrs. Ethelyn Lehman, Mrs.
Josephine Day, Miss Willa Mae
Pritchford, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Jackson, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph
Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wil
liams, Miss Fannie Williams,
James Ross and Mrs. Mary Alice
Noted among visitors to “C”
company, commanded by Captain
Benote H. Lee, was Mrs. Nelson
W. Miller, Jr., wife of the com
pany’s second duty sergeant who
is regarded as one of the best sol
diers in the unit. Mrs. Archildress
Fields, Mr. and Mrs. John Cole
man, and Miss Grace Cooper were
guests of Pfc. Archildress Fields
of “F” company, commanded by
Capt. Marcus H. Ray.
Company “H”, commanded by
Capt. Oscar Randall, was not de
serted, for among numerous visi
tors were Misses LaVerne Moore,
Mary Whiteside, Geraldine Mc
Afee, Yolande Moore, Margaret
Dureall, Lillian McAfee, L. Cart
wright, Mmes. Clara R. Moore,
Helen Price, Hester Machen, Mau
rce Anderson, Glenrose Hayes,
Jesse H. Tyler, Rita Goodwin; Mr.
and Mrs. George Penn, Mr. and
Mrs. George Duncan, and Mr. and
Mrs. Armstrong.
Mrs. Louise Pasquall, of New
York City, former Chicagoan, is
the house guest of Mrs. Mary
Jones of 4633 Wabash avenue.
Mrs. Pasquall is very well known
in Chicago. Mrs. Ethel Sessoms
is another charming New Yorker
here, the guest of Mrs. Juanita
Persons, 5134 South Parkway.
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