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WINDY CITY SOPHISTICATES By “THE GANG” DEAR AUNT SUSIE: I'm due to write the gossip column for our paper next week and don't know a thing*about it. Could you slip me a few pointers? “WISTFUL.” sfc * * DEAR “WISTFUL": A column is the easiest thing in the world to write. As an ex ample, take EVERETT McCLEARY, throw in the information that he's changed taverns, add the fact that maybe “MARGARET” has something to do with that, casual’y mention that JIMMY WATKINS may be interested in that set-up, Dame Rumor it that McCleary is supposed to be engaged and you’ll end up with a flash of the week. ¥ ¥ ¥ You might casually bring in new romances, such as DORIS EV ANS and BEN CROCKETT are twosoming it these days. Or FOS TOBIA GAITOR and CLAIBORNE NORRIS have that “this never happened to me before" look in their eyes. * % p Did You Know, is always a good column-reader getter. For ex ample DID YOU KNOW THAT: MORRIS BROWN has been trans ferred from Savannah Ordnance and is now a corporal? DAVID FELKEY passed through Chicago on hs way to Fort Sheridan where he. took the officers exam. FRANK WILSON is doing jam-up in the aviation school all West Virginia State? ¥ ¥ ¥ Another nice way to start a column is DID I REMEMBER TO TELL YOU: That VIVIAN CHEATHAM is going to the University of Chicago graduate school? That the DR. GUY F. CURTIS’ of South Bend, Ind., have their second baby boy? That CELESTE and WIL BUR HOLMES celebrated their third wedding anniversary Sunday? That JOHNNY PHILLIPS, a fine young th'ng from Dartmouth is in town? That CAROL LANGSTON is ditto? * * * Now above all, Wistful bring in your marriages, people love to read about other people getting married—and divorced. Write it something like this: NAOMI TABRON and WILLIAM PRYOR merged recently in a very quiet ceremony . . . ELLA EDWARDS, secretary to Clanton, Blakey and Harewood, attorneys-at-law, was married, to J. NELSON THOMPSON recently . .. COCOLOUGH JACKSON middle-* aisled it with LEON BEST Sunday . . . POSEY FLOWERS said “I Do" to M. HENRY PITTS in a gorgeous ceremony Saturday evening . . . FRANK YERBY took unto himself a bride (a Florida peach) . .. CLARICE HATCHER will love, honor and obey LAMAR SHIPP since they were married on Saturday morning. *i» -I* *i* You might end with a column headed JUICY LITTLE TID-BITS: TOMMY PATTERSON likes 'em light—in fact he prefers them white! * !i: * JIM McLENDON was in town from Fort Custer and evidently still doesn't think so much of Unc'e Sam’s army. 3= * 3= ALBERTA SIMS who has set Chicago on its ear twice, is in town and everyone is holding their breath. * 3s 3= RUTH and ANDREW JORDAN are up in Michigan and may be living there sooner than you expect. * * # GEORGE and ELSIE TUCKER have returned to Chicago which welcomes them back with open aims. * * * We can’t help wondering if the “HAROLD” that FRANCES BROOKS WILLIS and MARY GARDEN SLOAN talk about arc one and the same. 3= 3= 3= DAN BURLEY and MARGARET BONDS have collaborated on a new piece “The Moon Winked at me Twice Last Night.” * * $ AL THOMAS fell in town this past week end and we know CLEMENTINE CHURCH was glad she was being a good girl. THERLO TIBBS, Timctta Carlisle’s cousin, was in town not so long ago. 3* 3: 3; HARRISON DUCKETT, from St. Louis, Mo., is in Maywood for an indefinite stay. * * $ CAPI. THEOPIIILUS MANN is now a Major and we’re a I sc proud of him. 3: 3: 3: News reached us that JULIUS J. ADAMS and OLIVE ARNOLD will middle-aisle it in the fall. * * * The DR. JOHN LAWLAHS will be leaving at the end of the week for Washington which will be their future home. Chicago’s going to miss them like the very dickens. They’re one of the swellest couples we know. ROBERT PAYNE, he’s Minor’s brother, won first prize in the Negro Business League's essay contest in St. Louis, where he is a stu dent at Stowe Teachers college. Incidentally he’s'home now. * * « The IRIJMAN K. GIBSON'S, JR., an:1 daughter, will be proving into one of those beautiful homes in the surburbs of Washington, D. C-» and will be another coup e that Chicago’s younger married circle will miss. Incidentally the UAWLAIIS will move into the lovely home of the BERNARD JEFFERSONS (he’s Ronald’s brother). * 4s * ARCHIE JULIAN, you’ve got such a grand bunch of brothers that we 1 nd it difficu t to believe what they’re saying about you Hooe you catch on before it’s too late. * * * MARSHALL BYNUM, were you testing cut the theory that gen tler cn prefer blondes whi.e out with beauteous MARGARET WIL SON Sunday night? * * ' * ,, ELI2ABETH GALBREATH entertained for her charming mother all cay Tuesday in a very lovely affair. * * * THE ORCH,BETTES are due much praise for the-lovely dinner party they held recently. * * * * THE TAU DELT A MU’S are a lucky organization to have as their sponsor petite MARION (city ed) BAXTER who wined them at the Palm recently. * * * Many thanks for the lovely compliments that you gave on this reached home safely ®h WCre *°ld to tho wro«* P“so" ‘»ey Prairie Avenue Baptist Church Gives Garden Tea Prairie Avenue Baptist church Missionary Society, of which Mrs. C. A. Wallace is president, give their annual June Rose Tea in Poro Gardens on Sunday after noon. Mrs. Estherlyne Dolores Johnson was mistress of ceremo nies. Coralie Davis Crook was at the piano. Catherine Barnett, soprano, sang “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” Little Jeannette Grooms, pianist; a group of very young girls singing “King Jesus is a Listening” and Joyce Marie Dickinson reading “Broken Dreams” (Watkins) were featured on the program which closed with the singing of “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” The tables were very pretty. In some instances, the hostess dressed to match the elaborate color scheme of the table. And there were many lovely flowers. The sponsor was Mrs. Alma Gil I:um, who was assisted by Mes oames Ora Crutchfield, Raymond Bell, Lucille Looney, and James •Simmons, president of the Royal Girls club. Rev. C. A. Wallace is pastor of Prairie Avenue Bap 1’st church. POSTAL ALLIANCE MEETS JULY GUI The regular monthly assembly of the Chicago Branch of the Na tional Alliance of Postal Employ ees will be held Sunday, July 6, at 3 p. m., in the assembly hall of the Y. M. C. A., 3763 Wabash avenue. Continued efforts will be advanced in the interest of Ne groes in the postal service in par ticular and the government serv ice in general. Further plans will also be made for the national con \ ention of the alliance which meets in Baltimore, Maryland, Au gust 19 to 23, where the Chicago Branch will send four delegates and one alternate representative. \ Camp Fire Girls Entertain imKW One of the loveliest affairs of the season given by the younger set was the 1941 Revue of the Camp Fire Girls of the Oececa Group at the Parkway Ballroom. Those responsible for the entertainment are reading from left to light) Patrician Wright, Doris Bush, De ores Timberlake, Sadie Lee Stewart, Antoinette Duke, Josephine —4. Bueger, Marian Barthelemy, Ruth Hur- r, Norma Jackson, Juanita Johnson, Gloria Wilson. Ilita Young, Louise Arthur, Doris Purvis, Hazel Burke, Nedra Wilson, Virginia Smoot and Jean Cornell (center). Brothers Honor Doctor Lawlah _ Gammon Gospel Chorus To Give Musical Program Gammon Memorial Methodist church, 1959 W. Maypole avenue, is planning a musical, featuring the Gospel Chorus. It is to be given on July 13th and promises to be a musical treat. They re mind us in this way: Question: What does the sec ond' Sunday in July mean to you? Answer: Gospel Chorus musical ol Gammon Memorial Methodist church. Question: Can I be sure of hav ing one happy day in July? Answer: Yes. Be at the Gam mon Gospel Chorus musical, 1959 W. Maypole avenue. Zephyr Da vis. reporter. Young Pianist . | To Be Honoredj The Good Samaritan Club, of which Mrs. A. L. Gordon is presi dent, will give a musicale tea on Sunday, July 6 in honor of John Martin, young pianist. The tea j \ I be given at 5942 Calumet ■. r nue and the hours will be from 4 to 7 p. m. Dr. John W. Lawlah, recently appointed dean of honored recently by the Alpha Phi Alpha frater (reading from left to right) Clarence G. Robins Haynes, Dr. E. K. McDonald, Dr. John W. Law! the medical school of Howard university was nity of which he is a member. Present were on, Attorney C. L. Lcr.jirire, Attorney William ih, Dr. C. H. Thompson and Dr. Theodore Tatum. j OLIVET AUXILIARIES TO ENTERTAIN On Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 6 p. m., the Ever Ready Circle, headed by Mrs. Beulah Jones, and the Progressive Circle, headed by Mrs. Alice Jones, both auxiliaries cf the Olivet Baptist church, will give their fourth annual tea joint ly at the Turquoise Club, 3131 Michigan avenue. Hostesses for ihe occasion will be: Mesdames and Misses Clara McPeace, Hattie Atkins, Katie Davis, A. C. Moon ey, Gertrude Willis, Louis Means, Carrie Harmon, Lucy Jackson, * | 111. Symphony Ensemble Ends Its First Season The Illinois Music Project pre sented the Illinois Symphonic En semble, Leo Kopp, conductor, in its final concert of the first sea son last Monday. Guy Maier, pi I anist, one of America’s most out standing pianists, was the soloist. The program included “Ein Mu sikalischer Spass,” a musical joke by Mozart; “Concerto No. 21 in C major,” another Mozart com position was played by Mr. Maier. And the orchestra also played “Flute of Sans Souci” (Graener) and “Krazy Kat,” a jazz panto mine by John Alden Carpenter. Young Violinists Presented In A Varied Program Alan Lane, well known violinist and teacher presented his students in recital last Sunday at Wood lawn AME church. They were at eorrpanied by Gladys Perry. The house was filled to capacity with an enthusiastic audience and .the young people presented an unus ually fine program. Unusua’ly good was t’e work of young Vaughn Parker, six years old, who played the difficult ‘ Per petual Motion” by Bohn; and Kermit Dudley’s rendition of “Ro mance” by D’Ambrosio. The au dience was very enthusiastic over the “Concerto for Two Violins” (Bach) p'ayed by Percy Hines and Ira Gentry Johnson: the “Proelu dium and Allegro” (Kreisskr) played by Randolph Vaughn with Gloria Vaughn at the piano and the duet “Deep River” by Doug las Funvood and Edward Ford. Among the others appearing on the program were Michael Her- j cules, who played “March” (Hey furth); Henry McGee, playing “Me'ody” (Heyfurth); “Harvest Song” played by Barbara Haynes (Heyfurth); “Waltz” (Heyfurth), played by Pcrman Farmer, M;l ton Jossey, Ellis Montgomery, Lawrence Jones, Antonio Paez, Richard Laws, and A’exander Johnson. Another group, Darlene Clay, Millard Frazier, Ernest Crosslcy, Burrell Berry, played “In Slum berland” (Czcrquonky): there was an accordion solo played by Pa tricia Jones. Norman Gonsoulin, Astor Bowser, James Pinson and Jamie Eng’ish played Brahms “Theme from First Symphony;” Abram Weaver, Robert Jones and Frank Johns played “Romance” (Schmidt); Dwight Jones, Leon Hughes, Robert Tyler and Ruth McDavid were heard n “A De served Garden” by Florence P>. Price. Gwendolyn Parker sang a group of songs. William Merrill and George Lockhard played “Po lish Airs” arranged by Mellcn haur; Clarence Williams, Beulah Colbert, Hubert M. Johns and Juanita Fiazier played the beauti ful Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria.” Lawrence Young, Jr., played “Mo to Pcrpetuo” (Bohm) with Law rence Young, Sr., accompanying. A Matron oi Honor MRS. VERA ARRINGTON SOMMERFORD Who stood up with Miss Cocolough Jackson when she married Leon Best in a quiet hut lovely ceremony Sunday, Lovely Graduate MISS ALBERTA SIMS Who graduated from Kalamazoo Teachers college in Kalamazoo, Mich., aji-i who was recently in Chicago on a visit. SHARPS AND FLATS PRESENT MUSICAL SEPIA PANORAMA Maurice McGehee’s Sharps and Flats presented a Sepia Pano rama ot Song and Dance on Sunday at Du Sable high school. They were assisted by the Rhythm Steppers of the Chicago Urban League. These Young people sang ah interesting program and there were seme inspirational harmonies as well as novelties. The lighting POST OFFICE NEWS By PERCY R. HINES ' ’ With the addition of fifty-one new members to its rolls at the June assembly held Sunday after noon, at the Y. M. C. A., 3763 Wabash avenue, the Chicago Branch of the National Alliance of Postal Employees continued its program of welfare work in the Federal Government’s functions. Ishmael Madison, 6421 Langley avenue, membership chairman, stated that the contest for new applicants will close June 30, with the awarding of a trophy to the w inning leader in the campaign. Prizes will be given several mem bers who have secured large num bers of new applican-ts during the past six months. Those who join ed the Alliance Sunday, are thel following members: effect, emphasizing tone were in • teresting. There were deep min ' ors emphasized with purple lights and roseate lights for the more joyous thoughts. The Rhythm Steppers under the direction of Oletha White pre sented “Soliloquy,” wearing the [ most colorful costumes of orchid and floated and undulated to the ! strains of the music. They also > danced “La Conga” and this time ’ they wore the romantic flowered ! costume that breathed of Latin fire and romance. The dancers also joined the ’ Sharps and Flats in the closing L number, “Song of the Bayou.” s And in the “St. Louis Blues” the . prize winning act of the 1941 edi ■ tion of the Delta Sigma Theta’s • annual Jabberwock, the Rhythm ; Steppers jitterbugs joined the ■ singers in putting on a classic. St. ; Louis Blues as arranged by Han dy-McGehee-Dudley becomes a • light opera featuring Naomi Spann • as Cookie; Tommie Mae Goode as Minnie; and Willoughby Abner as Bibb. The script was written by Willoughby Abner. _ , The Sharps and Flats sang, un der the direction of Maurice Mc Gehee, “Dark Water” (McGehee); “Climbing up the Mountain” (Smith-McGehee); “Motherless Child” (Smith-McGehee) with Jo seph Robinson as soloist; and “Go Down Moses” (Cain) in the first group. And that called for an en core, “My Lord’s Going to Bring Down Fire.” In the next group the singers included the “Omnipotence” (Schubert); with Beatrice Will iams as soloist; “I Heard a Forest Praying” (DeRose); and “In flammatus” (Rossini) with Gloria Fox as soloist. Maurice McGehee is director of Sharps and Flats; Reuben Eng lish, Jr., is assistant director; Glen Edward Dudley and Ruth Rey nolds are accompanists; Edward Abner is narrator. The soloists are Beatrice Williams, Tommy Mae Goode, Gloria Fox, Naomi Spann, Hershell Morgan, Josepfx, Robinson, Willoughby Abner, Ed ward Abner and Lawrence* Park er. Edward Smith is president; Dorothy Jackson, secretary; Bea trice Williams, vice president; Glo ria Fox, corresponding secretary; Eunice Thornton, treasurer; Jes sie Spann, parliamentarian; Her shall Morgan and John Edward, sergeants-at-arms and Torrmye Mae Goode, reporter. Both the Sharps and Flats and the Rhythml Steppers are Urban League groups. A. L. Foster, sec retary of Chicago Urban League; Miss Juliette Boykin, director of centers; W. B. Walker, program supervisor. Chi-Tuskegee Club News ^ Bv DANIEL J. FAULKNER The members and friends of the Chicago-Tuskegee club cele brated the 1st anniversary of the founding of the club with color ful exercises Sunday, June 22, 5:30 p. m., at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 5120 South Parkway. Tuskegeeans from all over the city came in numbers to join in this historic celebration. In the absence of the president, Col. John C. Robinson, yours truly acted as chairman. Atty. Oscar C. Brown, manager, Ida B. Wells Homes, was the guest speaker for the evening. He was presented by the program chairman, Dr. G. Norman Adam son. Mr. Brown gave a very in teresting and informative talk concerning the Ida B. Wells Hous ing Project, which the audience received graciously. Mrs. Cora lie D. Crook, who had charge of the musical end of the program, p esented a sextet consisting of little Misses Daisy Perry, Elizabeth Baggett, Beverly Wofford, Leat nce Crutchfield, Rose Whitfield, and Master Clarence Crook, Jr. Also Miss Norma E. Adamson, pianist, and Beverly Wofford, so prano. Claude A. Barnett, the second president, painted a vivid picture of the activities leading up to the founding of the club. Mrs. Co rinne Eggleston, at whose home the club was organized June 26, 1910, gave some of the highlights of the early days. Two other members who assisted in organiz ing the club were: Mrs. Mamie Marshall and Mrs. Ruth Mitchell Houser, to whom the audience gave an enthusiastic ovation. The moral and financial contri butions which have been made to Tuskegee Institute and the va rious religious, civic and educa tional organization were cited by yours truly as examples of the outstanding support which the club has been extending to the school and this community for the past thirty-one years, in paying tribute to the past presidents. The Chicago Bee has more r*;t paid circulation than any other weekly newspaper. Kicnard H. Bonner, Julian C. Brown, Pearl E. Burton, King H. Byrd, Joseph A. Clark, Samuel W. Dorsey, William A. Falls, Alli son J. Floyd, Thomas H. Kelley, Leonard B. Gilbert, Charles W. Lawrence, J. Len. Malette, Phil h'p Morris, Ulysses G. Range, Al lred S. Stewart, Harris Tucker, Arthur J. Williams, John W. Wright, Samuel T. Williamson, Clayton Davis, Curry M. Jenkins, Cluade Myers, Archie H. Ate man, Edward Alexander, Clarence J. Wilson, James A. Greene, Wil liam Yarbrough, James F. Price, William Green, Mitchell F. Fuller, Walter Evans, Howard L. Denton, Joaquin Casado, Harold Bradley, LeRoy A. Webb, George West, John Victor Wright, E. Rodney Smith, James H. Lawrence, Eu gene O. Shands, John H. Bell, William C. Roundtree, John D. Smith, Atlee E. Washington, Wil liam H. Ramsey, Oswald L. In gliss, Ernest E. Butler, Purdy J. Lane, William H. Greer, John H. Scott and Dennis Wilson. The Federal Women’s Club, composed largely of special clerks at the Main Post Office, gave a 1 arty Saturday evning, June 21 at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 5120 South Parkway, clos ing out its season’s activity. A summer recess went into effect at the close of the festivities. Regular meetings and other ac tivities will be resumed early in September. Miss Ruth Ellen Mc Connell is president of the orga nization. Postmaster Ernest J. Kruetgen recently issued a pamphlet show ing that there are 61 substations ol the Chicago Post Office, 42 of which are carrier delivery stations. The other 19 are finance stations, incidentally, only one, the South Water Market Station, is super vised by a Negro superintendent. It is located at 1445 Blue Island avenue, and is directed by Han nibal M. Cox. This station is without carriers and only a few clerks and other employees are assigned there. Lula McAfee, Leona Logan, L. Hardy, Frankie Spencer, A. Sam uels, A. M. Buchanan, Alice Thompson, Louis Parham, Idella Adams, and Alice Kennedy.