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Meeting Tuesday K / > u i • i v/j Vol. 1. No. 27. WHEATLEY ANNUAL DINNER MEETING TUESDAY, FEB. 12 The Phyllis Wheatley Settle ment House will gather with its friends Tuesday, February 12, in its annual dinner and present a program, which this year will em phasize the work of the settle ment more fully than has been done in previous years. In other years Minneapolis has looked forward with high expec tations to this gathering that brought together several hundred friends of the institution to dine and enjoy a program of music and speaking as well as to mingle and talk with many who had not been met since the last annual dinner. The meeting of Tuesday will not differ radically from those of the past. Indeed, there will be but one marked departure from the custom of former gatherings, and that will be in the matter of speech making. There will be no out of town speaker and such talks as are made will be short, pithy and pointed. Program Varied The program will illustrate the value of the artistic and the physi cal developments encouraged by the house and do it in a way to please and justify its existence. In the volunteer aid given by citi- zens to have this meeting the equal of all that have gone before it is very satisfying to record that the Twentieth Century Club, a cosmopolitan group of young men, are going to serve at table, thus the appetizing food will take on a new flavor by reason of the skilful service of these young men. Arnold Walker is president and George James secretary of the Century. Former presidents of the auxil iary, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Hook and Mrs. Eva Abbey, together with the former treasurers, Mrs. Lottie Hyde and Mrs. Anna Lacey, will be the hostesses for the evening, greeting the guests as they enter the lobby. The setting up of the tables and their decoration will be in charge of Mrs. Dora Pipkin and a group who have helped so greatly in making these dinners delightful through the years. The assembly hall will be hung with the artistic creations of the women who have produced them in past months and there will be on exhibition many delightful ex amples of the handicraft of those who paint, sew, cook and em broider that could not find a place in the program to be given fol lowing the dinner. Community Sing The program will present first a community sing, one of the en joyable features of many Phyllis gatherings; this will be led by Mrs. Blanche O. Mason of the Music Department; a synopsis of the work undertaken during the past year, and, though brief, the talk of Miss W. Gertrude Brown, head resident of the house, should be of particular moment as she delves into the practical methods through which the Phyllis Wheat ley House has met the problems of this distressful year; a Russian dance by the Midget girls, then a puppet show by the junior girls, both groups having received their training and inspiration through studies carried on by the Phyllis classes; a one-act play, “Polly’s Hero,” in which the dramatic abilities of a dozen young people will show the fine development made available through the courses furnished by this department The information necessary for its r i ' i I j complete understanding and en joyment will be given by Donald Scofield just before the rise of the curtain and the players who will unfold the plot are: Kermit Ketchen, Mildred Green, Donald Brady, Donald Sessions, Harvey Pittman, Aneita Mason, Ida Wade, Selah Fulsom, Eula Wyche, Don ald Strawder and Lawrence Brown. Reservations Should Be Made Careful planning by Miss W. Gertrude Brown, Mrs. Frances Duncan, chairman of the auxiliary, Mrs. Katherine Mitchell, chairman of program, and members of the executive committee will carry to all the people of the Twin Cities an invitation to join in this fes tive occasion. Many notices have been sent to residents and tickets have been placed on sale through committees in the several churches; purchases of these will assure a reservation, or reservations may be made by mail or over the tele phone. Founders’ Day Observance By Sorority Sunday MISS CLEVENGER TO MAKE ADDRESS Miss Louise Clevenger, Associ ate Director of the St. Paul Com munity Chest, will be the speaker, Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4:00 P. M., when Eta Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, will celebrate Founders’ Day at the Hallie Q. Brown House. Miss Clevenger is an unusually witty and interesting speaker. Eta Chapter is inviting the public to join with them in celebrating Founders’ Day and in enjoying tea which will be served following Miss Clevengers talk. Indian Missionary To Preach At St. Peter Sunday RETURNED CHRISTIAN WORKER TO TELL OF BRITISH INDIA Rev. Bernard Helland recently returned from India, where he and his wife were missionaries in Northeast India among the Santal peoples, a tribe numbering around 10,000,000 folk, primitive in thought and habit. Rev. Helland and wife were the only white peo ple in that section and, besides preaching, conducted a school with a faculty of 15 native teachers. The Hellands are in the United States on furlough, and will re turn to India in September. Rev. Helland is a graduate of Augsburg College and Seminary, and post graduate of the University of Min nesota. He has a message that is extremely interesting and stirring. He will preach at St. Peter’s A. M. E. church, 912 E. 22nd St., Sunday morning, February 10, at 10:45, on, the subject: “The Gospel in India.” SPECIAL NOTICE The Social Twelve wish to cor rect the error of last week’s issue as to the place and date of their dance. This dance has not been an nounced in any former issue. You and your friends are cor dially invited to attend The Social Twelve’s first dance of the year at the Eagles’ Ballroom, 12th and Wabasha, in the St. Paul loop. To our Minneapolis friends that are not driving, the Como-Harriet and the Minneapolis-St. Paul cars stop at the door. . or, an<ii- o<, ” ' / Saint Paul, Minnesota, Friday, February 8, 1935. Chilton and Thomas Win Suit for Pay New York —(ANP) —Chilton and Thomas, dancers, won their salary suit against the Lafayette theatre here last week. They played the theatre last May, under contract Committee: C. D. Jackson, Dr. E. S. Weber, H. W. Shuck, J. I. Grice, Rufus Dodd, Charles Graham, D. J. Payne, Earl Cannon, R. Busby, Roy Walker, J. Jackson, and O. Wy cough. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1935 Good Music As Usual Dancing from 9 until ? Tickets, 35c each U. S. Survey Of Twin Qty Negro Families Begins SURVEY UNDER URBAN LEAGUE SUPERVISION The Urban League office in Min neapolis this week is busily en gaged in preparing for a survey authorized by the Federal Emer gency Relief Association from the nation’s capital. This survey is to be carried on in ninety key cities of the U. S. The National Urban League is authorized to make, in certain specified areas, an inquiry to find the number of unemployed Negroes, their qualifications for skilled or unskilled work, and other data to be used in an effort to place them where they may become self supporting. Minneapolis and St Paul have been designated among the cities chosen. Seven workers and a su pervisor have been employed in Minneapolis, and a like number will be secured in St. Paul to carry forward the investigation. After a day or two of preliminary school ing, this group began Tuesday to interview all the Negro families in the city. St. Paul will follow suit shortly. The work will contin ue for a period of eight or ten weeks. Under the direction of C. W. Washington, league secretary, the following men and women com prise the Minneapolis force of in vestigators: Earl E. Shamwell, su pervisor; Calhoun O. Payne; Mrs. Julia E. Grimes; Hiram P. Kelly; Mrs. R. Z. Taylor; Mrs. R. S. Starks; Joe T. Harpole; Mrs. Blanche W. Brisco. K U ■ U B Hear Miss Clevenger LUI\ULI\ for SI,OOO. At the end of the week, they were given $65. The court ordered the theatre manage ment to pay the additional $935. Bell’s Recreation To Move To New Quarters March 1 POPULAR BUSINESS TO MOVE TO NEW QUARTERS Announcement was made Tues day of the removal by March 1 of the C. W. Bell Recreation Par lor to 207 South Third Street from its present address at 250 Third Ave. So. This business operated by Clar ence W. Bell has been at its pres ent location for 20 years. The fact that the building in which it is presently housed is being torn down and that the addition sev eral months ago of a restaurant has increased business has made the move to more modern quarters imperative. When Bell’s Recreation moves into the building being remodeled for it at 207 Third street south, the fine equipment enlarged and brought to date goes with him. The luncheon will develop into a dining room. Many ladies have become patrons of the lunch, pre pared under the personal super vision of Mrs. Bell, and in the new home special preparations will be made for the convenience of this trade. Mr. Bell hopes to occupy his new quarters by March 1. Watch paper for announcements. St. Paul Elks are presenting again the Rook Ganz Cotton Club orchestra at a Sunday afternoon matinee dance. The affair will be held at the Elks Rest, 207 West Central avenue. At the last dance given two weeks ago the people packed and jammed the Rest to hear and 1= I dance to the music of the popular aggregation of musicians headed by the genial “Rook.” Chairman of social sessions E. O. Pearce and his accomodating committee make every one who at tends these affairs feel perfectly at home. The public is cordially invited to come out Feb. 10. Write or Call WCCO WAGNER TO DISCUSS ANTI LYNCH BILL OVER RADIO On Tuesday night, February 12, Senator Edward P. Costigan, co author with Senator Robert F. Wagner of the federal anti-lynch ing bill, will speak over a nation wide radio network of the Colum bia Broadcasting System. The subject of the talk will be “A Federal Anti-Lynching Law.” The time of the broadcast is 9:15-9:30 P. M., Central Standard Time. Citizens, both colored and white, are urged to telephone WCCO asking them if they intend to carry the speech of Senator Costigan on Feb. 12th, and expressing their de sire to have this address broadcast. It is imperative that interested citizens do this because, if this sta tion feels there is a sufficient audience, this speech will not be cut out that evening. CONDITION OF M. O. CANNON SLIGHTLY IMPROVED Mr. M. O. Cannon of 3400 Oak land Ave. for the past three weeks has been a patient at the New Swedish Hospital where he under went two serious operations. At present, only members of the fam ily are permitted to see him. His condition is slightly improved. Bethesda Soul Saving Campaign In Final Stages CLIMAX SUNDAY NIGHT The revival services conducted by the Bethesda church under the pastorate of the Rev. A. W. Ross of Jefferson City, Mo., will reach its climax Sunday with three great gatherings, continuing thru the entire day. So great has been the interest aroused that the church authorities are considering carrying the revival for a further period. Increasing numbers have attended the weekly meetings, and the several churches of the Twin Cities have vied with each other in the amount and kind of support given the effort. Each night a different group has been in charge of the devotional hour, and the choirs of Bethesda, augmented by singers from other congregations, have given a ringing support to the stirring messages of the evangelist. Young people of the Twin Cities have shown a very remarkable in terest, singing in the choir and by a nightly attendance. Friday, the young people of St Paul, led by John R. Lawrence, Jr., and the young people of Minneapolis, fol lowing Miss Kate Thomas of Beth esda, joined in a contest to see which group could enroll the larg er number. On Sunday afternoon, a similar contest between these groups will be held, and the fight for supremacy continued. Several other special features will be added by the evangelist to make the Sun day services unusual and attrac tive; among these, a vocal solo by Elder A. Gaynes Thompson of the Adventist church. PRICE FIVE CENTS Weldon Johnson Urges Minnesota Anti-Lynch Law By Thelma Rea Thurston “Although the state of Minne sota may have no particular need for an anti-lynching law, it is a measure whose adoption by the legislature of the state of Minne sota would serve as an outstand ing example to states in which the need of such legislation is inex pressibly greater.” Dr. James Weldon Johnson, who delivered the convocation address at the University, Thursday, Jan uary 31, spoke with intense feel ing before the state legislature. Speaking in behalf of the Minne sota anti-lynching bill, he contin ued: “The anti-lynching issue is a vital one—one that concerns every man, woman, and child in the coun try. And if you are not interested in this issue from the standpoint of the Negro, you ought to be inter ested in it for the sake of the nation.” Describing a lynching which oc curred near Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Johnson said: “Such occurrences are not only a blot against the na tional prestige of America; they are truly a blot on the escutcheon of the whole United States, for we stand, the only civilized nation in the world, the only spot on earth, where such outrages take place!” “We Have No Democracy” Dr. Johnson, who formerly held diplomatic posts in Venezuela and Nicaragua, added that the role of the Negro in this issue was the test of American democracy. “We have no democracy,” he said, “un less it is wide enough and far reaching enough to cover every man under the flag, to accord all men the same rights of life and liberty. The Negro is the pro tagonist of fair play, good will, and justice. Whether or not he gets it will determine whether or not we have a democracy.” “U” Convocation Speaker Previous to his appearance be fore the legislature, Dr. Johnson spoke at the all-University convo (Continued on Page 2) COLORED CATHOLICS TO MEET IN D. C. Washington—(ANP)—The Ex ecutive Committee of the Feder ated Colored Catholics of the United States met in Washington to routine business. The Commit tee accepted the invitation of the Washington chapter to have the 1935 convention in Washington, August 31, September 1 and 2. The executive secretary was di rected to communicate with the six recently ordained colored priests to the effect that, if possible, they at tend this convention. The Voice, the official journal of the Federation, was changed from a quarterly publication to a month ly, and the size of the paper was doubled. MILL CITY ELKS AND DAUGHTERS TO GIVE VALENTINE PARTY Next Thursday night the Min neapolis Elks are giving a Valen tine party to which the whole of the two towns are invited to at tend. Music will be supplied by Duncan’s Harmony Five. Of course the affair will be held at the Elks Rest, 148 Hyland Ave. Chairman Clint Davis and his gang of hard workers will leave nothing undone to see that everybody has a good time.