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ST. PA UL RECORD.
VOL. 1, NO. 14.
Mrs. F. Shanks Is
Re-elected Head
Of Club Women
MINNEAPOLIS CLUB WOMEN
The third annual meeting of the
Minneapolis Association of Colored
Women was held at Phyllis Wheat
ley Wednesday, November 7. Mrs.
Fannie Shanks was re-elected
president of the body. The meet
ing was called to order at 10:30
a. m., and continued through the
day and early evening with inter
missions for lunch and dinner.
Mrs. Fannie M. Shanks, president,
presided.
Reports were made for the mem
ber clubs by their respective presi
dents during the morning session.
Luncheon was served at 12:30 after
which the afternoon session began
with a piano prelude by Mrs.
Beulah Mitchell.
Greetings
Greetings were brought from
St. Paul by Mrs. Ethel Stevens of
the Adelphi club. The state presi
dent, Mrs. Minnie Archer and Mrs.
A. Strothers of St. Paul were pres
ent, speaking for the State Asso
ciation.
C. W. Washington spoke for the
Urban League, Miss W. Gertrude
Brown for the Phyllis Wheatley
National Department, W. M. Smith
of the Spokesman for the press,
and Mrs. Margaret Beasley for the
Phyllis Wheatley Mothers’ club.
Music for the session was fur
nished by Rev. A. Gaynes Thomp
son in two tenor solos, Mrs. M. L.
Cannon wi.th a. vocal number, q
quartette from the Bethesda Gos
pel Choir, Miss Neta Mason, Miss
Margary Calhoun, Mrs. Wm. Helm
and Mrs. Dessa Gresham. Mrs.
Margaret Price gave two readings.
Minneapolis Clubs Report
W -
Reports for the Minneapolis
association from other clubs were
read by Mrs. Estella Sims for the
Gloom Chasers’ Progressive, Social
and Literary club, after which fol
lowed the election.
Mrs. Fannie M. Shanks was re
elected president; Mrs. Wella
White, vice-president; Mrs. Estella
Sims, second vice-president; Mrs.
Mamie Battles, chairman of Ways
and Means; Mrs. N. J. Wright, dis
trict supervisor Minnesota Associ
ation of Colored Women. All
other officers were retained and
the several committee chairmen to
be chosen at the December meeting
of the association.
Miss Gracia Countryman, Minne
apolis librarian, the guest speaker
of the afternoon, was presented to
the assembly by the president. The
Minnesota Association of Colored
Girls and visiting club wopien were
dinner guests at the dinner served
by the association at 6 P. M.
The Minnesota Association of
Colored Girls held its meeting
jointly with the adults. Miss Glad
ys . White made the annual report
which drew complimentary re
marks from the State president,
Mrs. Minnie Archer. The election
which followed returned Miss
White to office and chose the Miss
es Elaine and Louise Escue as vice
president and secretary, respective
ly. No one was named for the of
fice of treasurer, and the other of
fices kept the present incumbents.
Change Name
One of the most important ac
tions of the adult association was
the adoption of a new name. It
will hereafter be known as the
Eastern District Minnesota Asso
ciation of Colored Women.
MEET
Reports
Speaker Presented
Girls Elect
Senator Henrik Shipstead
Minnesota’s senior senator who
was re-elected over his Democratic
opponent, Einar Hoidale, by a large
majority.
FRATERNAL FIGURE IN
HOSPITAL
Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, 3021 Ist
Ave. So., Minneapolis, pioneer fra
ternal leader, is seriously ill at the
Minneapolis General Hospital. Mrs.
Thomas was for many years promi
nent in the women’s fraternal
groups in Minneapolis.
Mike Holm
Veteran Secretary of State who
won re-election handily. He has
a full-time colored stenographer in
his office. One of his opponents
was Robt. Turner, Communist can
didate, a race lad who polled al
most 5,000 votes.
Daughter Elks’
Deputies Named
MRS. CASSIE HILL APPOINTED
Mrs. Cassie Hill has been ap
pointed grand district deputy of
Minneapolis Daughter Elks for the
next six months.
Her commission from Grand
Daughter ruler, Abbie Johnson, of
Philadelphia, arrived last week.
Mrs. Lezar Howard of St. Paul
received a similar appointment for
that city. Mrs. Howard has served
in the same capacity for several
terms.
HERBERT HOWELL IN
COURIER CONTEST
Herbert Howell has entered the
Pittsburgh Courier popularity con
test. The purpose of the contest
is to increase the subscriptions to
the paper. The rate of the sub
scription is now reduced to $2 a
year during the months of Novem
ber and December. Anyone desir
ing a subscription, call or write
Herbert Howell, 3625 10th Ave. S.,
DRexel 7657.—Advertisement.
St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday, November 9, 1934.
Mrs. Leo Wigington Bohannon
Recent bride of the popular Minneapolis social worker,
MILDRED WIGINGTON BE
COMES BRIDE OF MAXWELL
LEO BOHANNON AT QUIET
HOME WEDDING
Reception for Guests Follows
Nuptials
At an attractive Fall wedding,
Miss Mildred Wigington, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wiging
ton, 679 St. Anthony Avenue, St.
Paul, was married to Maxwell Leo
Bohannon, son of Mrs. Josephine
Bohannon, Lafayette, Ind., at the
home of the bride at 7:30 p. m.,
October 27. The Rev. A. H. Leal
tad performed the ceremony.
Decorations
The bay window in the living
room banked with palms and
lighted tapers in candelabra on
either side supporting baskets of
gladiolas, ferns and chrysanthe
mums formed a beautiful and fit
ting altar.
Music
For the pre-nuptials Mrs. E.
Walls sang Cadman’s “At Dawn
ing,” and Mrs. Hattie Oliver, “Be
cause,” both being accompanied by
Mrs. Bismark C. Archer, who also
played “Lohengrin,” by Wagner, as
the wedding march.
Immediately after the marriage
vows, Miss Ruth Brown, accom
panied by Miss Margaret Benja
min, sang “Love in Bloom.”
Bride’s Costume
The bride wore an ivory suede
lace gown with built-up waist lines,
draped neck, dolman sleeves and a
short train. The bodice showed
buttons down the back. Her elbow
length veil of tulle was worn with
a bandeau set with pearls. Her
slippers were of white moire. She
carried a white prayer book with
white satin streamer set with small
white chrysanthemum buds.
Matron of Honor
The matron of honor, Miss
Muriel Wigington, sister. of the
PRETTY SAINTLY CITY
BRIDE
bride, wore Burgundy lace fash
ioned on straight line model with
square neck line and very short
train. Her slippers were Burgundy
trimmed in silver. She carried a
bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums
and fern, and wore a rhinestone
bracelet, a gift of the bride. Dr.
Robt. W. Hatch of Minneapolis was
best man.
Bride’s Mother
The bride’s mother wore ice blue
satin with cowl back and short
train. Her corsage was white and
yellow chrysanthemums and yellow
rose buds. The bridegroom’s
mother was gowned in black trans
parent velvet with long sleeves and
wore a string of white pearls.
Mrs. O. B. Williams, aunt of the
bride, wore white satin trimmed in
red roses. Her slippers were also
red.
For the reception which began
at 8 p. m. the large oval dining
table was covered with Italian lace.
In the center was placed a large
triple deck wedding cake, while
at either end there was a fusion of
candles and fern.
Assisting at the table were:
Mrs. Valdo Turner, who wore
printed chiffon; Mrs. Bismark C.
Archer, whose gown was of green
velvet with gold accessories.
Among the many beautiful gifts
received were a silver percolator
from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bass
ford (Mr. Bassford is City Archi
tect), a hammered silver tray from
Commissioner and Mrs. Fred A.
Truax and a green and pink pelage
blanket, a green bridge set, and a
set of Pequot sheets and pillow
cases from a group of friends.
Mr. Bohannon and his bride, fol
lowing a short wedding trip, will
be at home after November 15, at
3708 Fourth Avenue South, Minne
apolis.
o Bohannon.
The Reception
Assisting Guests
Gifts
At Home
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Governor Floyd B. Olson
Who was re-elected by over
65,000.
MRS. PHELPS ILL
Mrs. Sylvester Phelps, hotel and
restaurant woman, and reputed to
be the wealthiest local woman,
has been confined to Fairview hos
pital for two weeks. She has been
returned home as her condition is
much improved.
MILL CITY
ELKS PLAN
BIG CARNIVAL
EIGHT DAYS OF FUN FOR ALL
Plans for mammoth and stu
pendous “Frontier Days”' carnival
have been completed by Minne
apolis Elks and Daughter Elks to
be held November 24 to December
2, inclusive.
According to J. W. Pate, exalted
ruler of Ames Lodge No. 106, Mrs.
Helen Jackson, daughter ruler of
Minnehaha Temple No. 129, and
Clint Davis, general chairman, the
affair will be the greatest public
affair ever attempted by a local
organization.
The Kelly Carnival Company has
been engaged to supervise the
carnival exhibits.
A gala spirit will prevail
throughout the eight days. The
Frontier Days camp will be set
at 148 Hyland Avenue North.
Miss Mildred Green, daughter of
Mrs. Marie Green, 627 Aldrich Ave.
No., is confined to the General hos
pital.
ELEANOR MORGAN
Mrs. Eleanor Morgan, 43, died at
Minneapolis General Hospital, Oc
tober 29. Interment at Crystal
Lake cemetery, November 1. Rev.
H. W. Botts officiated at funeral
rites. Woodard mortuary in
charge of remains.
The deceased is survived by two
minor children and a sister, Mrs.
An Ad in the
St. Paul Recorder
is a Direct Appeal
for
Negro Business
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
A. P. Randolph
Porter’s Leader
Here Nov. 18th
PORTERS’ BROTHERHOOD
HEAD COMING TO
TWIN CITIES
A. Phillip Randolph, president
and organizer of the Brotherhood
of Sleeping Car Porters, will de-
liver an address at the Hallie Q.
Brown Community House, Sunday,
November 18th, at 3 P. M. On
Monday, Nov. 19th, at 8 P. M., he
will appear at the Phyllis Wheatley
House, 809 Aldrich Ave. No., Min
neapolis. Mr. Randolph will dis
cuss the following subjects: “The
Negroes’ Economic Status Under
the NRA,” “The Railway Labor
Act as Amended by the 73rd Con
gress,” and “The Pension Law.”
The public is cordially invited.
John J. Devaney
Chief Justice J. J. Devaney was
re-elected to that post by a large
majority.
FORUM PROGRAM
The Minneapolis Sunday Forum,
assisted by the government’s pro
gram of adult education, present
ed another of its valuable lectures
last Sunday at Phyllis Wheatley.
John Ackers, graduate of the Min
nesota university, gave an intense
ly interesting talk upon “Murder
for Profit,” bringing to attention
many pertinent facts not usually
known to the layman on the causes
of war. Isaac Moore, Jr., spoke
of his recent trip into the south,
detailing some of the peculiar ex
periences met. Miss Rachel James
arranges the programs. Curtis
Chivers is president. Large audi
ences are the rule at the Forum.
Last Sunday’s session suffered
somewhat from the political excite
ment and the meetings incident
thereto.
UNDER THE CLOCK
Minneapolis
Edwin Strader, 627 Sixth Ave
nue North, was found guilty of
selling liquor without a license in
Judge Fred B. Wright, Jr.’s, Court
Wednesday.
He was ordered to pay a SIOO
fine or spend 30 days in the work
house.
Two transients, Carl Buck and
Andrew Johnson, both of whom
claimed New Jersey as their home,
were given 24 hours to leave Min
neapolis.
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