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CAMP FIRE REVUE COLORFUL,
MUSICAL, GAY, GLAMOROUS The 19-U Revue of the Camp Fire Girls ot the Oececa Group was held on Wednesday even ng at the Parkway Ballroom. Floyd Camp bell's orchestra furnished the music and what a presentation it was! Saxe of the scenes and the finale had all the poise, beauty, and glamour of the professional. John R. Davis was responsible for the ! Mrs. John W. F awl ah Feted MOTHER GOOSE FOLKS LIVE AGAIN IN DANCE PANTOMINE ,^?le Mildred Haessler school of the Dance presented Mother Goose Folks a comedy and pantomine in two acts last week a Wendell Phillips high school. Jaurez Crusor, pianist and Alan Lane and Kermit Dudley, violinists, accompanied them. The little people were beautiful in their colorful costumes and the dance was musical score lor the opening number “Greetings of 1941.” There were some clever dances by very young followers of terpsi r “ore and a number of clever \ tng songbircs. There was Louisine Ford, Josephine Leah Bulger, the Songbird; Mary Mc Bride and Marian Barthelemey. the La Conga Girls; Elizabeth and Idamae Thompson giving their in terpretation of “Five O’clock Whistle”; Dolores Johnson, styl ed the Nimb.e One; Marie Brown, sing ng. and swinging as she has done since she was big enough to toddle and an ensemble doing the Strut Down Pompton turn pike. Jean Cornell featured a Bit of Jumping Jive, a clever number by j a clever young person in filmy blue net and satin. Emnita Silk oftered “Sweet Swing;” Jessie Brown and Evelyn Ragland were tr.e “Flashy Steppers;” Jean Dor sey. known as the Coming Ethel Waters, sang “Am I Blue” and “Stormy Weather” in true Waters style. ’here were some little strip lease artists doing Chinese Rhy thm wearing celestial costumes; these they shed and did an Irish ug wearing characteristic cos tume and these were shed for the scant costumes that enabled them better to present some good old American swing. Loretta Mesley. the graceful one, did a ballet num ber that was colorful because of the clever costume of flame shades. Nedra Wilson as a Petite Patri ot, Elmta Silk doing a tap a la Eleanor Powell were features. Beautiful indeed was the ballet “Personification of Loveliness” with Adrienne O'Neill the clever danseuse who directed the work in a solo number and a group of small girls in pink ballet cos tumes and a group of larger girls in, sea blue ballet costumes in the chorus. There was a rare combination of glamour, beauty and showmanship. But that finale witn Geraldine Taylor as the song bird and a group of Camp Fire Girls presenting the Bronze Amer 'Than Camp Fire Girl of 1941 was most beautiful. Juanita Hender son was the baton twirler and the costumes were incredibly Clevel and beautiful. It made one think of Zejgi'ield. Mrs. Hattie Thomas received the Campfire crown for the firsl prize; Mrs. Virginia Ewing, sec ond and Mrs. Lula White won third place in the contest. Miss Rose Janycc. Brown is president; Mrs. William E. King, guardian;. Mrs. Adrifcnne Mason O’Neill, director; Mrs. William T. Grable, Chicago Executive and secretary of the Camp Fire Group. The Cook County Bar Ass?n Guests At St. Stephens Cook County Bar association uas the guest of St. Stephen A. M. E. church, Washington boule vard at Damen avenue, on Sun day morning. The program was under the auspices of the Trustee Circle. Atty. Graham Perry was master of ceremonies. The prin cipal speakers were Atty. Rich ard Westbrooks who spoke on “The Negro Lawyer as a Politician”: Atty. Georgia Jones Ellis on “The Negro Woman as a Lawyer.” Music was furnished by ths senior choir of the church under the direction of Prof. A. V. Turn er; and the Gospel Chorus, Spen cer Jackson, director. Rev. Eu gene Thompson, pastor. Atty. J Ernest Wilkins is president of Cook County Bar association; Atty Bindley C. Cyrus, secretary; Atty. Patrick B. Prescott, treasurer; L D. Mangram, president of the Trustee Circle of the church Many prominent members of the Cook County Bar association were present. Miss Betty Nemo Honored With A Birthday Party Mrs. Mae Jackson was the charming hostess on Sunday eve ning at a lovely birthday party given in honor of Miss Betty Ne* mo in her beautiful home, 5937 Michigan avenue. The home was beautifully decorated with large vases of flowers of various kinds. A large number of Miss Nemo’s school friends were present and she received many lovely gifts. Parlor games, music and dancing were features of the evening. A delicious repast was served. There was a very large cake done in red, white and blue, with a birthday greeting thereon. Miss Nemo, wearing a lovely pink or gandie with white accessories and a corsage of sweet peas, cut the lovely cake and served her many guests. Mrs. Olivia Riley of New York City and her daughter, Miss La Verne Riley, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs .James Saunders, 53rd and Kenwood avenue. Miss E. R, Smythe, Ernest Griffin Exchange Vows A very pretty wedding took place at Poro Sunday when Miss Ethel M. Smythe, charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Eddy, became the bride of Ernest Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ste phen A. Griffin. The bridal par ty had a beautiful background of palms, ferns, pink and white peo nies, blue larkspur and on either side huge candelabra each hold ing seven candles. Rev. Joseph M. Evans, pastor ol Metropolitan Community church, celebrated the marriage. Rev. Evans had served the bride's parents at their marriage. The bride wore a lovely creation of white mousseline de soie, most becoming to her petite figure. The intricate simplicity and beau ty of design, the long train and the very long veil of bride's il lusion, fastened by means of a filmy hat added glamour and beauty. She carried a white Bi ble with a shower of gardenias dangling therefrom. The bride’s gown, as well as those worn by members of the bridal party, were creations of Mrs. Eddy, the brides' mother, and the hats were made by Mrs. Otha Lee Petty. The maid of honor, Miss Eliza beth Lester, wore a gown of green, with a matching hat. She carried pink roses. The little flower girl, Patricia Eddy, wore pink mousseline de soie with a matching hat. Charles Ronald Griffin, the little ring bearer, wore white satin. The groom’s brother Charles Griffin was best man. The bride’s mother wore a gown of rose lace and chiffon. Both young people are very well known in the younger socia] circles. The groom is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and is a well known undertaker. They received many lovely gifts. The out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Slaton, who flew here from Deti’oit; Mrs. Hen ry Taylor and Mrs. Grace Taylor of Dayton, Ohio. Miss G. Redwin Talks On Hitler, Religious Trends Miss Eleanor Redwin of Vien na, Austria, was the guest speak er at Grace Presbyterian church Sunday morning when the church held its second Sorority and Wo man’s Day program. Mrs. Jean nette Triplett introduced the speaker. Miss Redwin gave an interesting account of happenings in Europe under the Hitler re gime and the religious trends in Europe. Musical selections were offered by Melba Allen Bryant, contral to of Los Angeles, Calif; Fannie C. Wood, soprano; and the choir under the direction of T. Theodore Taylor. Mrs. Louise B. Mackey was chairman; Rev. Augustus Eu gene Bennett is pastor. The Dukes Sport Dance A Gay Colorful Event The Dukes gave their tenth an nual sport dance on Saturday at the Casino All the members wore sports dress and could be distin guished by the club ' ribbon in black and white. Sinclair Callo way’s orchestra furnished the mu sic and B. H. Hughes was mas ter of ceremonies. The Dukes club is one of the most popular in the city. They have a membership of 140 members and give three dances a year. All of them are very smart and enjoyable events and Saturday’s dance was no de viation from their standai'd. The officers are Charles W. Rose, pres.; E. B. Curry, vice-pres;. Love E. Harrison, cor. sec.; Cli ton F. Willis, fin. sec.; Allen E. Kirkpatrick, treas.; Carl Askew, scrgt. at arms; B. H. Hughes, dance director; and on the Board of Di rectors, Hillary Brown, Walter S. Chinn, J. Parker Nelson, A. W. Montgomery, U. J. Marks, James deWarrcn, William C. Moss, Mel vin Singleton, James Ward. On the Board of Review is O. B. Van derburg, William H. Thompson. Hold Open House For Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs E. C. Davis, new lyweds of the past week, held open house last week at 5524 Indiana avenue, to give their many friends an opportunity to see their many wedding gifts. Mrs. Davis, the bride, Mrs. Rose Johns and Mrs. Hazel Harrison received the many guests. A delicious repast was served. I The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. 1 Davis was one of the most beau jtiful and elaborate of the season Mrs, H, V. Wilburn Honors Visitor With Breakfast Mrs. Homer Wilburn, 5719 Mi chigan avenue, was hostess last week at a breakfast given in hon or of Mrs. Neosha Venerable Tal us,- formerly of Kansas City and now of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Wilburn used lovely and color ful flowers in her decorations. She served a very elaborate break fast. Seated about the table were Mesdames N. A. Diggs, D. C. Rog ers, J. M. Allison, Tate, Waynian. Ward, Wendell E. Green, Harry Abbott, George Seltcn Fowler, Neosha Tatum, Homer Wilburn and Miss Green of Kansas City. The ladies r ad a delightful time re newing old friendships and chat ting about happenings during the t;me they lived in Kansas City. Plan Party For YWCA Leaders On Friday evening, June 27, the volunteer leaders will enjoy a party at the South Parkway Center. It will be called a I‘ Night in June” and the evening will.be spent playing favorite games and they tell us too, there arc to be some grand suprises for the volunteers who attend. Miss Eleanor I. Harper is chair man of the vening Volunteer Leadership Group of the South Parkway Branch Y. W. C. A. and Mrs. Ruth Moore Smith is gen eral secretary. MINIATURE STUDIO MUSIC CLUB The Miniature Studio Music club is making further plans on tne Y. W. C. A. last Sunday. The clu bis making further plans on thier coming dance which is to he given in July. Harriette Pe terson gave an evcellent roprt on Handel. The next meeting will be held the first Sunday in July. All who are interested in music are in vited to come. Josephine C. Inniss, sponsor; Inez Butler, re porter, I Orions Present R. N, Dett Quartet — The Orions. of which John T. Jenkins is president, presented the Dett Quartet at a musicale in the Good Shepherd Community Cen ter on Sunday afternoon. A very representative group was present to enjoy *the splendid program. The Orions in accordance with ' their policy of inviting their friends to enjoy varied entertain ment, offered this beautiful pro gram gratis. The quartet is made up of Wil liam O’Neill, basso; Alphonso Goines, baritone; George Sanford, tenor; David Daniel, tenor alter nate; William Henderson, second tenor; Hermione Goines, accom panist and arranger. They sang “A Toast” (Stevens-Amos); “Lift Thine Eyes” (Logan-Baldwin); “To a Rose” (Stevens-Coome); “Passing By” (Purcell-Burleigh); “Bells at Eventide” (Rachman'n off-Black); “King Jesus is a Lis j tenin;” “Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Chi’d” in an arrange ment by Hermione Goines; “Hold Out Your Light” arranged by Al phonse Goines; “Fatal Tragedy,” “My Little Banjo” and “Scanda lize My Name.” The soloists were Hermione : Goines, pianist, “Scherzo” by Beecher; Alphonse Goines, bari tone, singing “Three Shadows” (Burleigh); “I Love Life” (Mana Zucca); and William A. Hudson, who read two original poems, “Old Youth” and “Speak Ye Pyramids.” PLAN HOSPITAL ASSN. CONVENTION FEATURES The local sponsoring commit tee of the National Hospital As sociation, which holds its eigh teenth annual session in Chicago, August 17 to 19, met Thursday evening, June 19, at the South Parkway Branch, Y. W. C. A., under the chairmanship of Mrs. Lola M. Parker of the Iota Phi Lambda sorority, with Mrs. Ma rian Rhodes as secretary. Plans were made for a garden party in honor of the visitors on August 17, and for a dinner on August 18. Dr. William D. Giles is in charge of the entertainment features. A The Entre Nous Sport Dance A Pretty Affair The Entre Nous club gave their annual sport dance on Friday eve ning at the Forum hall. Johnny Long's orchestra furnished the mu sic for the dancing and the 500 guests enjoyed every minute of the time. All the members wore sports dress. O. J. D. Rainey, Jr., is president; Robert H. Stamps, Jr., chairman; J. M. E. Pierce, vice president; A. Henry, secretary. Among the members who worked very hard for the success of the event were apt. E. B. Frierson, O. B. Penn, O. R. Frierson, J. J. Walker. Ray mond Brown, George A^ton, Prof. Ed Watts, M. Winfrey, G. L. Little, B. Richard, M. C. Sax ton. : Lola Byrd Wins Art Prize At Englewood High Miss Lola Byrd, the 13 year old daughter of Mrs. Lo D. Bonds i Harrison, wesll known concert ar tist, is the proud winner of the second prize in the art contest held last week at Englewood high school. Little Miss Byrd has been a member of St. Cecelia choir of St. Edmund’s church for the past three years and she is a most promising piano student. Miss Byrd, who is .quite as pret ty as she is talented, informs us that she will spend her summer vacation studying dressmaking and designing. public mass meeting on the eve ning of August 18th will be an other feature, Dr. S. W. Smith, executive secretary and editor of the National Hospital association, announced. Many leading citi zens from all walks of life were present and shared in arrange ments for entertaining visitors from all parts of the United Stat es. The committee will meet a Se.in in the near future. ] I _ c __ \ ' I c A glowing tribute to Lcora Law - lah wras paid her by her many ^ friends and fellow teachers at ^ a dinner at Morris Eat Shop given by Mrs. Evelyn Shrop- r shear Monday night. Mrs. Lawr lah, wife of Dr. John Lawlah, new medical dean at Howard ^ university, will leave for Wash ington, D. C., at the end of the wreek. She was presented with two pieces of raw cowhide lug- a gage by her friends. (See bot- is tcm photo.) Among those pres- ai ent were Misses and Mesdames x lr (reading from left to right) Mil dred Lemon, Roma Jones, Olive JV M. Diggs, Be very Greene, Alice Sheffey, Marietta Cephas, Eve VJ lyn Grave, Hazel Gassow^ay, ^ Emma Grant, Edna Connor, El- p anor Hawes, Alice Beasley, Ze- *' nobia Hawes, Blanche Alphrain, Adele Walden, Inez Duke, Nel- n matilde Ritchie, Myrtle Seng- 1 stacke. (seated) Juanita Har rr ns, Evelyn Shropshear and Le n ora Lawlah. 0 _ R - • t: v S s Mahalia Jackson To Be Presented The Church of God of which L. F. Dunn is superintendent,,will present Mahalia Jackson and her singers on Friday evening, June The Chicago Music Association To Honor M. George The Chicago Music association, always alert and active musically, is bubbling over with enthusiasm :.nd activity in promoting two ^ery outstanding musical events in the next week. The first is the testimonial to Mrs. Maude Roberts George to be given on Sunday, June 29, at the Parkway Ballroom. Mrs. George is one of the past presi dents of the association and also past president of the National Music association. The Chicago Music association is also celebrating their 22nd an niversary Tuesday evening, July 1, at the Good Shepherd Commun ity Center, 5120 South Parkway. This branch was organized dur ing the race riot in 1919, and out of this group grew the National Music association. For several years it has been the policy of the local organiza tion to give a Musical Scholar ship to a deserving Chicago mu sician, also to aid the national in its national’scholarship. The many friends and music public are cor dially invited to help celebrate this birthday. The birthday cake will be cut at the next social meeting in July. 27, 8 p. m. at the Christian church, 4413 Indiana avenue. They promise the audience a gospel feast. Vacations In Arkansas MISS GWENDOLYN ALLEN Popular member of the younger set who will spend her summer vacation in Arkansas. History Class To Visit Grave Of Sojourner Truth The DuSable History Class plans a tour to the grave of Sojourner Truth in Michigan on July 4. They will leave by bus from George Cleveland Hall Library and the public is invited. The class will end its third an niversary at the Hall Library on Thursday with an unusual pro gram featuring Phillip Morris with slides of Brazil and the Afro Americans who have achieved S'nce their emancipation in 1888. Also Dr. J. Peters offers a new challenge to share in the full ness of U. S. A., Deborah Smith, F. Hammurabi H. Robb made of ferings suggesting importance of blacks to America and significance of Haitian independence in North and South America. Samuel Stratton, presented by C. W. Lee, chairman of program, as teacher who has served for three years, gave to Miss V. Harsh, librarian who has granted even longer hours for the class at the library next autumn, a copy of Drucilla Dunjee Houston’s book, “Wonderful Ethiopians of the An cient Cushite Empire.” A copy was given to Mrs. M. Ricks of Lincoln Center also. This book deals with the achievements of the African in ancient Ethiopia, Egypt, Bible lands, Assyria, Baby lon, Persia, and India, even to China. t very interesting. Then there were some lovely little ballet dancers in rainbow colored costumes, their lull, fdmy, frilly shirts giving them the apearance of huge, animated flowers. In the cast were Louise Goins as Jack Spratt; June Campbell as Mrs. Spratt; Jewell Thompson as Peter Pumpkin Eater; Elaine Moore as Mrs. Peter; Florence Miller as Little Miss Muffett; Lo uise Stubbs as the Knave of Hearts; Orpha Shands who star red as Humpty-Dumpty; Madeline Moore, the Old Woman who lived in a Shoe and her children, Bar bara Evans, Delores Miller, Son ya Saxton, Xandra Saxton, Le Cheta Smith, Annethea Crawdey. In the second group were Au drey Gatewood as Jack; Verna Newsome as Jill; Jane Greene as Jack Be Nimble; Dolores Bazell as Lucy Lockett; Yvonne Moore as Curley Locks; Joyce Wiggins as Tommy Tucker; Doris Clem as Sally Waters; Reginia Moore as Polly Flanders; Bernice Martin as Boy Blue; Abbie Shuford as Bo Peep; Joyce Brown as Queen of Hearts; and Frances Taylor as Mary, Quite Contrary. Gloria Watson, Dorian Gant and Doris Newton were the pretty Maids all in a Row; Doris Hur ley as the King of Hearts; Barbara Williams as Old King Cole; Jeanne Brannick, Totafee Almand and Josephine Jefferson were King Cole’s Fiddlers Three; Gloria Greene was the pretty little toe specialist. These youngsters in pantom ine told the story of the favorite char acters in Mother Goose land. In the second act there was a one act ba.let, ‘‘Swan Lake.”. Here the king and his royal compan ions pause in their hunting near a lake in the forest and frolic. When daylight fades the Fairy of Hope, played by Frances Taylor, appears and changes the swans on the edge of the lake into lovely maid ens. Then comes the dawn and the Fairy of 111 Will, Dolores Bc zell, weaves a spell over the king. The others in the cast were Lau rnita Taylor, the king; Odette Ewell and Shirley Pierson, his loyal companions; Barbara Wil liams, Madeline Moore and Jewell Thompson, the village girls; Joyce Thornton, Queen of the Swan maidens; Gloria Greene, the spi rit of Evil; Jean Hunt, Barbara Taylor, Orpha Shanes, Doris Hur ley, Audrey Covington, Albert a Gladden, Patricia Cladden, P.Rii cia Connor were the swan maid ens. Juarez Girls Give A Smart Cabaret Party The Juarez Girls club gave their third annual cabaret party atlhe Club de Lisa on Thursday night, here was a very large crowd and they enjoyed a brilliant floor show. More than 300 attended the pai'ty. The club members all wore lovely, colorful flowered prints and each had a corsage of violets, and hats of the same love ly shade. The club table was large and some 40 or more friends were seated thereat. Their large gold and blue insignia bore the name of the club and there was a cen ter piece of flowers. Eddie Plic que was master of ceremonies. There were several out of town guests. Among these were Miss Ida Evans of New York; Miss Ann Smith, New York; Mrs. Clotee DeJohn, Dr. and Mrs. Pryor. The members of the club are Mjrrtle Terrell, president; Ger trude Wesley, hostess; George Parks, sweetheart; Lenorei Tol maire, honorary member; Mary Johnson, chairman; Myrtle Tomp kins, business manager; Elnora Garrett, reporter; Della Gill, [treasurer; Carrie Mimms, fin. sec.; Theresa Nichols, vice-president; Lida Parker, rec. sec. A, Kimbrough To Be Presented In Piano Recital Monday, June 30, at 8:15 p. m. in the auditorium of St. Paul C. M. E. church, 4644 Dearborn street, Blanche Jackson Thomp son will present in debut piano recital, Andrew Lawrence Kim brough. Young Kimbrough, who is the elder son of the late Rev. A'. Lawrence Kimbrough, - former pastor of St. Paul church, has been a student of Mrs. Thomp son’s for the past five years. She has been his only instructor. The young piani-st will play a variety of compositions from Bee thoven, Chopin, Schumann, Schu bert, Mozart, Bach and other mas ters. The Youth Organization, of which young Kimbrough is pianist, is sponsor; Robert Hollo way is president; George Holbert is manager; Rev. Holman W. Evans, minister. The Chicago Bee has more net paid circulation than any other local newspaper.