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BOY^SEEKS
Olan Montgomery, one of the
four Scottsboro boys released in
1937 from prison, and recently
involved in some trouble, which
brought about his arrest in De
troit, Mich., and later dismissed
when the complainant refused to
sign a warrant, returned to New
York City, and made his way to.
the Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Harten,
pastor of the Holy Trinity Baptist
church, Brooklyn, N. Y., who at
the time of the release of the four
boys from prison, upon their ar
rival in New York, gave them
shelter and every comfort human
ly possible, and later baptized
two of the boys, Eugene Williams
and Willie Robinson, at their re
quest.
Olan strayed away, but the
other week returned to Dr. Har
ten, acknowledged his faults and
stated he was not guilty of the
charges alleged in Detroit, but up
on his return to New York found
himself destitute of friends and
money, and in order to secure
food and shelter was forced to
pawn all of his clothes except
the suit he had on his back, and
he wanted Dr. Harten to give
him a chance to make good, and
he pledged to “Walk in the path
of rectitude” and live an honest,
clean life, and to serve the Lord,
and convince the public that he
could make good.
Rev. Dr. Harden presented the
boy before the New York Baptist
Ministers’ conference and told the
ministers that he felt it was not
only his responsibility but that
of the ervtire ministry to throw
their arms around Montgomery
and make financial contributions
to him, and assist him in getting
work.
Dr. Harten further stated since
Montgomery’s return to New Y'ork
that he had been giving him finan
cial aid, and had taken his cloth
ing out of pawn. Upon this state
ment, Rev. D. R. P. Twine, presi
dent of the conference, appointed
a committee consisting of Rev.
Dr. Jas. Moore, chairman; Rev,
Dr. Jas. B. Mitchell of Flushing.
L. I.; Rev. Dr. Thos. Owens of
Far Rockaway; Rev. Dr. O. C
Maxwell, Jr., of New York City
to devise ways and means of fi
nancial aid for the boy, while find
ing wTork for him.
500 Negroes
Attend Willkie’s
Notification
By Emmett J. Scott
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 29
—More than 5,000 Colored citi
zens, men and women, from all
parts of the country, from Mas
sachusetts to California, were a
part of the Huge throng of 200,
000 and more that faced Wendell
Willkie at the Notification Cere
monies held at Elwood, Indiana,
when he accepted the Republican
nomination for President of the
United States, after being intro
duced by Republican National
Committee Chairman, Joseph W.
Martin, Jr.
The great crowd was estimated
by a staff correspondent of the
New York Times as being about
twice as large as that which heard
President Roosevelt accept his
second-term nomination at Frank
lyn Field, Philadelphia, in 1936.
Some of the most distinguished
representatives of American Col
ored citizenship trekked to the
little inland city of the open spac
es. The occasion was one long
to be remembered; the memory
of it will be cherished by every
one present for years to come as
one cf the great historic gather
ings of America.
On the platform sat Republi
can Senators, Republican Con
gressional Representatives, Re
publican National Committeemen,
Republican National Committee
women, Republican Governor's,
Republican State Officials,—
names recognized throughout the
United States.
Morgan Parkers
Hold 7th Ann’l
Celebration
The Seventh Annual Morgan
Park Jubilee opens Sunday, Sept.
1st with a huge parade forming
at 113th place and Aberdeen.
On Sunday the major feature of
the day will be a baseball game
between the Carson Boosters and
the Hedgewick A. C.
Plans have been completed to
make this the most outstanding
celebration since its inauguration.
Two big parades, four ball games,
track and field meet, boxing and
wrestling show are just a few of
the attractions to be offered dur
ing the week of Sept. 1st to Sept.
8th.
Night features will include
Jackie Cooper’s big radio show,
and Sadie Bruce’s dancing show,
plus dancing every evening. The
celebration will be climaxed with
the crowhing of the Queen and
the seating of the Mayor of Mor
gan Park.
Members of the Morgan Park
celebration league include, Hosea
Rogers, president; Fleetwood Mc
Coy, Lymus Wallace Joshua Wil
Negroes To
Fight Texas
Election Laws
(Continued from page 1)
has been denied the right to cast
an absentee ballot for this pri
mary. Allen made application in
Dallas before County Clerk Ed
Steger July 7.
At that time, the county clerk
is said to have told Allen that the
courts have upheld a resolution
of the Democratic party of Texas,
which excludes Negroes from par
ticipating in their primaries. He
was referring to a test case car
ried to the U. S. supreme court
in 1935 by a group of Texas Ne
ero citizens, a case in which the
N. A. A. C. P. did not participate,
which resulted in a unanimous de
cision saying that: “Texas Demo
crats have a legal right to limit
the white primary vote to white
citizens.” Cases carried to the
high court by the N. A. A. C. P.
m 1927, 1932, and 1934 were all
won by the association.
The case will be conducted un
der the leadership of the nation
al office of the N. A. A. C. P.,
Thurgood Marshall ^said, with W.
J. Durham of Sherman, Texas;
and Carter Wesley of Houston,
acting as local counsel.
WANT NO IIM
IN II. $.
CONSCRIPTION
i -
I (Continued from Page 2)
Burton K. Wheeler, (D., Mont.):
“1 am, of course, opposed to peace
time conscription and therefore
am fighting the Burke-Wadsworth
Bill. I believe that if we enact
conscription legislation it should
become effective only if and when
the Congress declares war. When
that happens I am of the opinion
that all of our citizens should
share the burden equally and that
I therefore the point that you make
must and shall receive the atten
tion of the Congress.”
Alben W. Barkley, (D., Ky.):
“I shall be very glad to give earn
est consideration to your sugges
tion with reference to a provision
permitting Negroes to enlist un
der terms of equality in the con
tingents which are to be raised
under any pending or other legis
lation.”
Arthur Capper, (R., Kans.): “I
am absolutely in agreement with
vou and you may count on my
best efforts to see that Negroes
have the right to serve in every
branch of the Army and Navy
without discrimination.”
Sheridan Downey, (D., Calif.):
“Be assured the contents of your
letter of August 8 meet my ap
proval, and I will be happy to
support the amendment you’sug
gest.”
Lynn J. Frazier, (R.. N. Dak.):
“I hardly think there is anything
that can be dc he to change this
system, but will make some in
quiries.”
Francis T. Maloney, (D., Conn.):
“If I can me helpful in connection
with the ‘problem’ which you
point out, I want to be helpful.
No one could appreciate more than
I do the contributions that the Ne
gro race has made to our country
in times of wa?—and at other
times.”
James M. Mead, (D., N. Y.): “I
shall give the matter my imme
diate attention. You may be as
sured of my sympathetic inter
est.”
Sherman Minton, (D., Ind.): “I
enclose copy of my letter in this
connection to General Watson in
which I requested that he bring
to the President’s attention the
situation relating to colored rep
resentation in the Army and
Navy.”
Matthew M. Neely, (D., W.
Va.): “Before the end of the day
I shall recommend to those who
are in charge of the bill men
tioned in your letter of the eighth
of August that an . amendment
such as you have Suggested be
adopted. If the oppprtunity be
comes available, you may depend
upon my voting for it.”
William H. Smathers (D., N. J.):
“You can count on me to do every
thing in my power to prevent any
discrimination because of race or
color in selecting men for our
armed forces, in connection with
the pending conscription bill.”
Arthur H. Vandenberg, (R.,
Mich.): “I recently wrote the Sec
retary of War upon this very sub
ject. I intend to have something
to say about it in connection with
the coming Senate debate.”
Thurgood Marshall, NAACP spe
cial counsel, in a statement is
sued this week said: “We urge all
interested individuals and groups
to telegraph their senators imme
diately, urging them to support
the Barbour Amendment to pre
vent discrimination against Ne
groes in the pending Burke-Wads
worth conscription bill.”
burn, E. Betty Bolton, Ruth Brew
ton, Rufus Phelps, Nelson Rice,
Lanson Odell, Arthur Bibbs, Laura
Burke A. D. Bolton, A. L. Paytes,
E. Douglas, F. Knowles and E.
Taylor.
HAVE YOU HEARD
BEE’s weekly Radio Forums?
Tune in Tues., 1:15 p. m., WHIP,
1480 on your dial.
MAGAZINE STAFF
^ ■ ” ’ " ml [Z3~21
(1) Allan Morrison, writer, associate editor; (2) George Norf'ord
playwright, associate editor. (3) Hazel Cummings, secretary and
music editor. (4) Horace Carter, Boy’s sales directors (5) William
Cummings, production manager on the staff or the Negro World
Digest.
Aid. Dickerson Establishes
2nd Ward Relief Fund
I--I
Man Stabbed By
Sister-inLaw
A family argument involving a
husband, a wife and her sister
was almost fatal to Arthur Irving,
22 E. 38th street, Monday eve
ning. Irving is in the hospital
suffering a puncture wound of the
chest.
According to Mary Irving, his
wife, she and Josephine Terrell,
her sister, were on their way to
get a cab Sunday evening when
they were stopped by Irving who
told his wife she couldn’t go. Ra
ther than start a quarrel she turn
ed around and went with him.
Her sister went along too. When
they reached their mother’s home
at 3636 State street, Irving and
his wife started quarreling, dur
ing which he knocked her down.
When Mrs. Terrell came to her
sister’s rescue, Irving struck her,
and in the struggle an ice pick
dropped from his clothing. The
Terrell woman picked up the pick
and struck Terrell in the chest
with it.
Mrs. Irving said that she and her
I husband were separated. The sis
ters are in custody awaiting the
J outcome of Irving’s condition, al
though he told police he would not
prosecute.
Italian Kills
Colored Wife
(Continued from Paire 1)
Coglianese told police that he
saw his uncle, Murlo, Sunday
evening about 6 p. m., and at that
time Murlo was angered by the
fact that the Stockell woman was
keeping such late hours. He
started cut of the room, came
back, took his gun out of the
drawer and went out. Coglianese
stated that he got the impression
' that Murlo was on his way to
kill Mrs. Stockell.
Ruth Jone? told police that she,
Coglianese anti the Abney woman
had gone oui earlier in the eve
ning to a tavern and had returned
to the home where they found the
woman’s body. The police were
notified and started a search for
Anthony Murlo.
A phone call to the police sta
tion stating that an unidentified
man had shot himself at 3962 El
son avenue, sent police there. It
was found to be Murlo. On his
way to the hospital, Murlo ad
mitted to Policeman Hillock that
he had killed Kara Stockell at
their home at 11 p. m. Sunday. He
said they had quarreled and he
had taken out his gun to threaten i
her. She grabbed for the gun in
the struggle and it went off, kill
ing her instantly.
Murlo was taken to Bridewell
hospital where he died at 9:15
Monday morning.
Uncle Sam Can
Depend on Joe
To Aid Country
Uncle Sam can depend on Joe
Louis, heavyweight champion of
the world, to fight his best fight
for his country. In defending the
defense program he said:
“This is the only country I
know of, and I would glady fight
to defend it. Every colored man
I have ever known has been 100
per cent American, and I’ll always
be loyal to my country and to my
race. I’d never let either down.
Uncle Sam can certainly depend
on me to do my part.’’
Cleveland, Ohio visitors to the
Negro Exposition this week in
cluded Mesdames S. Richard and
S. H. Wright, who were royally
entertained while here.
In line with the civic responsi
bility program launched last year
by his Second Ward Advisory
Council Alderman Earl B. Dick
erson announced this week that
he was making the first contri
bution of $50.00 to the establish
ment of the Second Ward Com
munity Fund to aid impoverished
property owners to purchase gar
bage cans and to make more cul
tural and recreational facilities
available to persons in the ward.
In a report made public this
week by Oscar Hewitt, Commis
sioner of Public Works, it was
shown that the Second Ward in
comparison with other wards and
in proportion to its number of
buildings had an alarmingly
large deficiency in garbage cans.
People Can’t Afford Garbage Cars
"Almost 50 per cent of the peo
ple of the second ward,” said
Alderman Dickerson,” are receiv
ing some form of public assist
ance. Therefore it is easily con
ceivable that there are a good
many persons in the ward who
cannot afford to spend the small
sum of 50 cents required to pur
chase a garbage can.”
One of the main objectives of
the Second Ward Community
Fund will be to advance the cost
of garbage cans tc persons who
cannot afford to buy them at this
time.
Dickerson said that the city
with its recently inaugurated Rat
Extermination program and its
enforcement of the health and
sanitary cedes, is doing a great
deal to keep the streets and al
leys clean and in helping to edu
cate the citizens of the city to the
importance of developing civic
pi'ide and cleanliness. He stress
ed the fact that the citizens in the
community have a definite respon
sibility in helping tc keep the city
clean and healthful and urged all
persons to cooperate with the city
in its program.
According to plans of the Ad
visory Council the Community
Fund will also be used to give as
sistance to persons in need. "Al
most every day,” continued the
Alderman, “some mother comes
into mv office seeking funds to
buy milk for her babies or to
purchase shoes cr clothing so that
the children can stay in. school.”
In most instances the persons are
referred to the Relief authorities,
but in some special cases the need
is so great and immediate tiiat
delay cf any kind would cause
misery and suffering. The Com
munity Fund will be very helpful
in handling cases of this kind.
Dickerson also said that the fund
would be used to
1. Purchase recreational sup
plies, to enable plav lots to qual
ify for WP \ and NY A assistance.
' 2. Provide lunch money for
honor students who are deserving
and needy.
3. Improve the living conditions
and promote the general welfare
of citizens of the Second Ward.
All expenditures of the Fund
will be approved by a board se
lected from the membership of
the Second Ward Advisory Coun
cil and the financial records will
be available for public inspection
at all times.
ll-YEAR OLD SCHOOLBOY
STRUCK BY AUTO
William Lewis, 4339 Indiana
Avenue, 11-year-old schoolboy,
was struck by a car Monday af
ternoon while riding on his scoot
er down Michigan avenue. Young
Lewis was crossing from west to
east in front of 4240 Michigan,
when he was struck by a Ply
mouth driven by Abe Gold.
He was taken to Provident
hospital where it was found that
he had suffered a strained back
and a broken leg.
5 YEAR OLD CHILD HURT
PLAYING IN STREET
Five-year-old Yvonne Davis, of
438 E. 45th PI., is in Provident
hospital in a serious condition,
after having been run down by a
car while playing in the street in
Negro delegates from the deep
South, representing students, ten
ant fanners, professional groups
steel workers, Red Caps, Dining
Car and Pullman porters, house
wives, church and neighborhood
groups, are enroute to Chicago to
participate in the Emergency Peace
Mobilization to be held in the
Chicago Stadium August 31 to
Sept. 2.
Paul Robeson, internationally
famous baritone and a chorus oi
200 voices will set tire musical
tempo o thfe peace crusade with
the singing of “Ballad for Ameii
cans” before 15,000 delegates and
visitors during the opening night
program.
Rev4. fMaieotm Cotton Dobbs,
and Dr. James E. Jackson, Jr., o!
Birmingham, who organized the
peace forces in ten southern stat
es announce that 415 delegates
from Alabama, Louisiana, Texas
Tennessee, Georgia, North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Florida, Mis
sissippi, Arkansas, and Virginia
will register at Chicago Stadium
August 31.
Northern delegations of Negroes,
lundreds strong, are enroute from
che east and west coasts to join
their fellow delegates from the
South in the historic mobilization
for peace, called by the Commit
ee to Defend America By Keep
ing Out of War, to establish a
nation-wide peace organization.
Rev. John B. Thompson, chair
man of the Southern Conference
for Human Welfare, who is nat
ional chairman of the peace com
mittee issued a statement at nat
ional headquarters, 203 N. Wa
aash avenue, saymg:
“The Negro people of America,
through delegates representing
millions of citizens, will speak out
against conscription and war La
bor Day week-end. Congress al
ready knows there is masq opposi
tion to the Burke-Wadsworth
conscription bill. The peace mo
bilization will point the American
way to peace. The program that
will be formulated at the three
day session will be a warning to
elected representatives and states
men who seek to engage Ameri
ca in mad military adventures a
broad.’
Prominent among the principal
speakers at the Mobilization are:
Max Yergan, chairman of the Na
tional Negro Congress; U. S. Sena
tor Gerald P. ,Nye of North Da
kota and D. Worth Clark of Ida
no; Congressman Vito Marcantortib
chairman of the American Youth
of New York; Jack McMiphael,
Congress, and Dr. Francis Town
send, founder and leader of the
Old Age Pensions Movement.
Miss Chicago Bee
fContinued from page 1)
League, New York.
The Queens of the various news
papers were royally entertained
during their stay in Chicago with
various businesses, night clubs,
etc., vieing to show them a good
time. The contesting queens
were:
Arnelda Whitlock, Gary Ameri
can, Gary; Margo Thomas, West
Virginia Digest, Charleston; Jose
phine Taylor, Neighborhood News,
Los Angeles; Elizabeth Maxwell,
Lighthouse and Informer Charles
ton, S. C.; Mildred Holmes, Clarks
ville News, Clarksville, Tenn.;
Pauline Johnson, Philadelphia
Tribune, Philadelphia; Lucille Blu
ford Amsterdam News, New
York; Beatrice Williams, Pitts
burgh Courier; Edith Mills (alt.)
Pittsburgh Courier; Juanita Ed
wards, Chicago World; Gladys
Wells, Levy Chappell Agency
Jackson, Miss.; Thelma Jean John
son, Afro-American-Courier, Ya
zoo City, Miss.; Billy Burke Afro
American, Washington; Amelia
Jackson, Omaha Star, Omaha; Lois
Lindsay, Birmingham, Ala.; Do
lores Hudson, Michigan Chronicle,
Detroit; Dolly Hudson, Memphis
World, Memphis;
Ann Elizabeth Kelly, Michigan
Chronicle, Detroit; Gwendolyn E.
Burton, Woodlawn Mirror, Chica
go; Iona Varnum, Chicago Bee;
Miriam Ali, Chicago Defender;
sphi;;
Ola Mai Hamilton, Yellow Jacket
Bluefield, W. Va. Teachers college;
Mae Ruth Brown, Yellow Jacket,
West Virginia State college; Au
drey Williams, Miss Louisiana,
New Orleans; Addie Elizabeth
Wilson Southern News, Asheville,
N. C.; Marie Terry, Globe Journ
al, Hopkinsville, Ky.
STRUCK WITH CHAIR
Mrs. Robbie Boone, 24, of 3326
Prairie avenue, will wear her
right arm in a sling for some
time, due to injuries received
when her husband struck her
with a chair during a domestic
quarrel.
front of her heme, Monday after
noon.
The driver John Jnstiniek, told
nolice that he couldn’t avoid hit
ting the child. At Provident it
was discovered that she had sus
tained a possible skull fracture.
Mrs. Beatrice White of E. 50th
sreeet, was seen boarding the lim
ited for Washington, D. C., and
New York City, Saturday, where
she will spend her vacation.
I JUDGE
LLOYD ISAACS, treasurer of
i Tuskegee Institute, who was one
of the judges for the “Miss
bronze America” contest held
Monday night at the Coliseum.
(Continued from page 2)
your children’.”
The other three projects oper
ated by the Authority are the
Jane Addams, the Julia Lathrop,
and Trumbull Park Homes.
Further emphasis to this state
ment of the Commissioner’s was
given by Oscar C. Brown, Housing
Manager, when he reiterated this
invitation to all persons in need
of housing to apply at 515 East
Pershing Road.
“My advice to families with
low incomes is to apply imme
diately at our office,” the manager
declared. “I might add that per
sons from all over the city who
meet our requirements should
make applications. Families most
eligible will be accepted as our
1,662 tenant families
“Some persons think that they
must live in the neighborhood of
the.project, or on the Southside
to rpaVe applications. That is just
another of the mere rumors that
one hears about the Ida B. Wells
Horhes. We will consider appli
. cations Pom all persons from any
part of the city. And,” he added
in a most determined manner,
"we are going to give the most
eaieful consideration to all appli
cations—whether they came in
two years ago, yesterday, today,
or whether they come in tomorrow
or in the future. We are going to
select tenants whose incomes are
i low and whose housing is bad.”
Resident at Least One Year
To be eligible for residence, ap
plicants must be citizens of the
United States, residents of Chica
go for at least one year, have
children (aged couples are exempt
; from this ruling), have an income
below the maximum set by the
Authority, and be living in sub
standard housing.
Bad housing, as described by
Commissioner Taylor are houses
which have one or more of the
following characteristics: extreme
ly overcrowded, unsafe, unsani
tary, without private toilet or
bath, without private kitchen fa
cilities, cannot be properly heat
ed.
Families with low incomes now
poorly housed who are able to
pay the monthly rental will be
considered eligible to occupy
these homes, regardless of the
source from which the income is
obtained. Families who are un
able to obtain decent housing in
privately owned properties will be
considered as eligible to obtain
apartments or dwellings in the
Ida B. Wells Homes. Thus the
following types of families are
considered eligible:
Families consisting of 2 persons
whose annual income does not
average over $16.62 per week.
Families consisting of 3 persons
whose annual income does not
average over $18.47 per week.
Families consisting of 4 persons
whose annual income does not
average over $19.38 per week.
Families consisting of 5 persons
whose annual income does not
average over $20.31 per week.
Families consisting of 6 or more
persons whose annual income does
net average over $21.24 per week
Thus, it should be borne in
mind that the limitation that has
been placed only upon maximum
income, and however low the in
come is the applicant will be con
sidered, if it appears that the ap
plicant has sufficient income to
| pay the monthly rental.
HIT OX HEAD
Preston Williams, 246 E. 32nd
street, is in custody of Stanton
avenue police, for the assault on
Oscar Martin, 36, 245 E. 31st St.
Williams and Martin became in
volved in an argument during
which Martin was struck over the
head by Williams. Martin is
suffering a possible skull frac
ture and lacerations of the scalp.
Rep, Mitchell’s
Jim Crow Case
To U, S. Court
(Continued from page 1)
chael L. Igoe cf the United States
District Court. The appeal bond
fixed by Judge Sparks was filed
Saturday, August 24, when the
attorney inf '»rned the court that
the Congressman had sent his
certified checl. a? security for the
same.
This is t^e first cas« t° oe tak
en to the Supreme Court of the
United States for a decision which
directly involves the r!ghts of all
American citizens to be furnished
equal accommodations and facili
ties, when traveling as inter-state
passengers and paying the same
fares and charges. The decision
of the three judges in upholding
decisions against American citi
zens was somewhat cf a surprise.
Decision Important
The final decision of the Unit
ed States Supreme Court in this
case will determine the force and
effect of the 14th Amendment as
applied to the equality of the
civil rights of a large group of
loyal American citizens.
Young Killer
Represented By
Adams; Released
On August 21, 1540, Allen
Brown, a young boy of sixteen,
of 4627 Federal street was found
r.ot guiltv of the murder of Elder
Jones, who lived at 4349 Prairie
avenue. Brown was represented
hv Attorney George C. Adams,
before Judge Swartz, sitting in
the Criminal Court building.
On the 22nd day of April, 1940,
Allen Brown, in company with
Willie Williams, also aged six
teen, who lived at 4009 Prairie ave
nue, entered into an argument
with Elder Jones in front of 4357
Prairie avenue. It is alleged
that Jones threatened to strike
Allen Brown with his fist, telling
Brown that he would stamp him
beneath the earth. Brown told
him that he was not afraid of him
and that he would not do so. In
the meantime, he drew a revol
ver and shot Jones in the fore
head, between the eyes, killing
him instantly. Brown and Wil
liams immediately ran from the
scene of the killing and disap
peared down an alley.
Attorney George C. Adams, wh0
represented Allen Brown, Jr.
made arrangements to surrender
Allen Brown to the police and
represented him at the inquest at
which time the coroner’s jury
recommended that Brown be held
to the grand jury on the charge
of murder. After several contin
uances, the attorney successfully
tried the case and got Brown dis
charged on a plea of self-defense.
FOUR YOUTHS
ARRESTED IN
A & P ROBBERY
Four youths are in custody of
the Stanton avenue police station
after they boldly entered and
robbed an A. and P. store at 3107
Cottage Grove last week.
The boys are: Steve Spaulding,
17, 3028 Vernon avenue, clerk
and delivery boy for an A. and
P. store at 318 E. 31st; his broth
er, Eugene Spaulding; Theodore
Hendricks, 19, 3210 State street,
an NYA workers; and Clyde Har
ris.
According to Steve, early Wed
nesday morning he and his broth
er left the house and walked to
ward 31st street. Eugene, he told
police, had h*s father’s gun. They
met Hendri-cks and Harris across
the street from the A. and P.
Eugene and Hendricks went
across the street first and after
they were in, Steve and the Harris
boy followed.
While they were in the store,
the milkman came and the boys
accepted the milk. The iceman
also came in and was taken care
of by the boys. He, however, be
came suspicious, and the youths
decided to leave. As they left
the store they were intercepted
by a policeman who took them to
the station for questioning.
Although Steve Spaulding ad
mitted the robbery, the other
boys refused 'to talk.
NAACP to Give
Folk Festival
Sunday, September 8, is the date
set bv the Women’s Auxiliary ol
the N. A. A. C. P. for their Folk
Festival. It will be held at Se
lenia Garden, 4500 Michigan ave
nue, from 6 till 12 p. m. A group
of club president will serve as
hostesses.
Posey Flowers and her Dancer:*
of the Masque will headline the
program with interpretations of
Negro folk dancing. Negro folk
lore ahd customs will be delin
eated.
An eight piece orchestra, mys
tics tent, and refreshment booths
will be other features of the fes
tival. ,
PHILLIPS HI
EVENING TO
OPEN SEP! 3
The Wendell Phillips Evening
School, 244 East Pershing Road,
will be open for class registration
for the fall semester on Thursday
and Friday evenings, September
5 and 6, respectively, from 6:45
p. m. to 9:45 p. m. Regular class
es will be in session beginning
Monday, September 9. All stud
ents who plan to attend evening
classes this semester are request
ed to register on either of these
evenings in order to assure them
selves places in the classes.
The opening of the Wendell
Phillips Evening School was au
thorized by the Chicago Board of
Education in April, 1939. A
heavy enrollment is expected dur
ing the next semester.
The faculty has been selected
by the Chicago Board of Educa
tion and members of the faculty
meet the requirements of the North
Central Association in the subjects
they teach. Educational advisers
will be available to assist students
in the selection of courses best
suited to their needs and all stu
dents are urged to avail them
selves of this service. The school
maintains an elementary division
for those who wish to work to
ward the completion of their grade
school education. Two such
groups have been graduated from
this division and have continued
their training in the high school
department. All facilities of the
school are available for use by
students attending the evening
school. Therefore, those students
who have not completed their
high school training are encour
aged to take advantage of this op
portunity. Each semester the
school has increased the number
and scope of its vocational cours
es.
Many new courses have been
scheduled for this semester, some
of which are Home Management,
Dietetics, Office Practice, Air Con
ditioning, Aviation, Home Me
chanics, Printing, Photography and
First Aid. The school is anxious
to meet the educational needs of
the community and will provide
a teacher for groups of twenty or
more for those subjects offered.
For those interested in recreation,
classes in Dancing, Swimming,
Games and Gymnastics are of
fered. Registration for the class
es in Dancing will take place in
the Girls’ Gym on the dates men
tioned above. All persons sixteen
years and over and not in atten
dance in day schools- are eligible
for admittance to the evening
school.
Tell your friends about the ad
vantages of attending the Wen
dell Phillips Evening School. Re
member the dates of registration,
September 5 and 6 at 6:45 p. m.
Baptist Institute
Gives Program
The Baptist Training Union of
the Mt. Vernon Baptist church,
3920 S. Dearborn, gave its 4th
Educational program at the
church last Sunday, Aug. 25th.
Mrs. E. Grant was mistress of
ceremonies. The discussion re
volved around the origin of Amer
ica and our government with the
following people participating:
Miss Emma Thomas, “The Flap”;
Miss Caroline Gaddy "The
States”; Miss Ollie J. Williams,
“The Presidents”; Hazel Grant,
“The Preamble”; Jewell Jarvis,
“The Constitution.” There was
also congregational singing. The
Ivery sisters rendered several se
lections. Mrs. Neal spoke. Clos
ing remarks were made by the
pastor. Miss Teanor E. Hambrick,
reporter.

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