x,Social and Personal
• ST. PAUL .•
' BY ESTYR BRADLEY
895 St. Anthony A
Miss Evalyn Austin, well known
in the Twin City social set and ac
tive in club and church circles, will
be married on Friday, November
27, at 7 p. m., in the parsonage of
St. James A.M.E. Church, 566 W.
Central avenue, to Mr. Andrew
Brent of Chicago, Illinois, brother
of Mr. Earl Brent, 975 St. Anthony
avenue. The ceremony will be per
formed by Rev. B. N. Moore. Miss
Devonia Coleman, 662 Rondo ave
nue, will be the maid of honor. A
reception will follow the ceremony
at the home of the groom’s brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Brent, where the young couple
will also make their future home.
Among those who have already
planned pre-nuptial parties for
Miss Austin are Miss Coleman,
Mrs. Earl Brent and Mrs. O. A.
Gunn, 638 St. Anthony avenue. Miss
Austin is an active member of St.
James A.M.E. Church and a mem
ber of the Cameo Social Club
Ralph Ward, Tyler Howell, Low
ell Brown and Maurice Copeland of
the 46th Aviation Squadron, Scotts
Field, Illinois, spent 24 hours of a
72-hour leave in the Twin Cities
Saturday visiting their parents.
Mr. Ward is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Ward, Sr., 1385 Sher
burne avenue, and Mr. Copeland is
the son of Mrs. Cora Parker, 689
Had a newsy letter from Pvt.
Ollie A. Griffin, who is now sta
tioned with the 612 Medical De
tachment of the 612 Coast Artillery
Regiment at Camp Stewart, Ga.
Griffin is dispensing medicine and
supplies and expects to go to Medi
cal Training school soon. Also sta
tioned there is Milton Richardson,
who is in the same regiment, G.
Battery, and who is attending com
munications school. Richardson’s
home is in Duluth. And still an
other, Arthur White, of this city,
who is a dispatcher in the motor
pool but is a candidate for Me
chanics School. White is attached
to Headquarters Battery. Pvt.
White’s wife, who has been with
him at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, has now
taken up residence near Camp
Stewart. All of the boys would
appreciate a line from their friends
in Twin Cities.
The Twin City Maids and Ma
trons Club met Wednesday, No
vember 4, at the home of Mrs. J.
Walton Crump, 639 Fuller avenue.
An appetizing luncheon was served
by the hostess. First club prize was
won by Mrs. Clarence W. Wiging
ton, second by Mrs. Harold Combs,
and the third by Mrs. Donald J.
Brady. The first guest prize was
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won by Mrs. Louis P. Moore and
second by Mrs. B. C. Archer. Other
guests of the hostess included Mrs.
Hammond Turner and Mrs. S. Vin
cent Owens. Mrs. W. H. Griffin of
Chicago, Illinois, was a guest for
luncheon. The next meeting will
be Saturday, November 21, at the
home of Mrs. Frances Davenport,
841 St. Anthony avenue, at which
time the husbands will be guests
Miss Marcheta Ermine Allen
celebrated her eighth birthday on
Saturday, November 14.
The CoEd Club held its weekly
meeting Wednesday, November 4,
at the Hallie Q. Brown Community
House. During the business meet
ing, plans were formulated for dis
tributing Thanksgiving baskets to
needy families. The committee in
charge is under the chairmanship
of Miss Laura Mae Smith. Plans
were also made for a club news
paper with Mr. Warren Hayes as
chairman of the committee. The
Club has recently purchased a ven
dor for use of the club at parties
and other social gatherings. The
CoEd Club has made plans for a
progressive and educational pro
gram for the club year, 1941-42.
Mr. Joe Camp is president of the
club and Miss Barbara Blackburn
Robert Carlyle Anderson, 895 St.
Anthony avenue, celebrated his
fifth birthday on Friday, November
6, with a twin celebration—a party
at the Wilder Nursery School in
the afternoon and one at home in
the evening. Helping Bobby to
celebrate his natal day were Mrs.
Mae Yeiser, Mrs. Cora Gibson, Dr.
C. C. Hill and son, Bobby Edward,
Miss Dorothy Hall and nieces,
Marcheta and Myrrhene, Mrs. Cor
inne Few, Mrs. Mattie A. King, Mr.
and Mrs. Sterling Duke and chil
dren, Janice and “Snooky,” Mrs.
Pochahontas Ware, Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Moss and son, Harvey, Jr.,
Lucien and David Rabat, Mrs. Em
met Galloway and children, Beverly
and “Corky,” Mrs. Louise Brown,
Mitzi Strader, Mr. Elmer C. Brad
ley, Marcel Thompson, R. H. Mays,
George Eyrich, Michele and
Michael Bernier, Russell Gale, and
LaVerna Rittenhouse. Four birth
day cakes, a gallon of ice cream, a
defense bond and numerous beau
tiful gifts were received by the
honoree. Bobby attends kindergar
ten at the Jefferson Public School.
The Tuesday Nite Bridge Club
met on Tuesday of last week at
the home of Mrs. Lawrence Stew
art, 570 W. Central avenue. First
club prize was won by Mrs. John L.
Banks, Jr., second by Mrs. Warren
V. Grissom and the third by Mrs.
Cornelius Benner, Jr. The next
meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 17,
at the home of Mrs. Arthur Her
ring, 689 St. Anthony avenue.
Miss Beverly Galloway, 700 W.
Central avenue, will celebrate her
third birthday on Thursday, No
R. B. Jones and Joe Newton of
Chicago, “Duke” Ellington of Los
Angeles, Betty Rockye of New
York, Freddie Guy of Chicago and
Lawrence Brown of California, of
“Duke” Ellington’s Band, stopped
at the home of the R. F. Wilsons
during their stay in the Twin
Cities. Also stopping at the Wil
son home during the past week
were R. A. Wilson, G. M. Easter
and A. Strakman from Kentucky.
Mrs. Cecile Ward tells me that
one of the first Christmas cards she
received this year was one from
Foster Brown, who is stationed in
The Parent-Teacher Association
of the McKinley School met Wed
nesday, November 11, at the school.
Mrs. B. F. Edwards acted as chair
man in the absence of the president,
Mrs. Alverta Corum, who is tem
porarily employed with the United
States Employment Service in the
Coding Department in the Federal
Courts Building in St. Paul.
Don’t know, I only heard that the
well known football star, Buddha
Crow, is seeing plenty of action
with the U. S. armed forces in
Mrs. Lucille Shelby, a former St.
Paulite, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Ella Roach, 942 Gaultier street.
Mrs. Fredericks Wheeldin, 682
Carroll avenue, is quite ill at her
home. Miss Aurelia Wheeldin of
New York City is in the city to visit
Biddle Circle No. 38, Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Republic,
held its regular meeting, Tuesday,
November 10, at Welcome Hall.
Plans were made to send Thanks
giving greetings to relatives of
members ,who are stationed with
the armed forces. On Tuesday,
December 8, the annual election of
officers will be held. All members
are requested to attend.
Mrs. Elise Mason is now residing
at 934 St. Anthony avenue.
Miss Annette Hatton of Hampton
Institute, Virginia, has been pro
moted to Senior Stenographer with
the United States Government as
secretary to Lt. Commander Edwin
Downes, who is in charge of the
United States Naval Training Pro
gram at Hampton Institute. Miss
Hatton is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Hatton, 636 W. Central
avenue. Miss Hatton was formerly
employed by the Institute.
A. Philip Randolph and Benny
Smith, international president and
second vice president, respectively,
of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
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SERVICES AT PILGRIM BAPTIST
The Union Thanksgiving service,
under the auspices of the St. Paul
Interdenominational Ministerial Al
liance, will be held on November
26 at 10:30 a. m., in the Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Grotto and West
Central avenues. The sermon will
be delivered by the Rev. Fr. Victor
E. Holly, rector of the St. Phillips
Episcopal Church. Memberships
for the Crispus Attucks Home will
be taken during the service. Coop
erating churches include Mt. Olivet
and Pilgrim Baptist, Apostolic
Faith Assembly, St. James A.M.E.,
Camphor Memorial Methodist and
St. Phillips Episcopal.
The Minneapolis Urban League
Youth Council will meet on Friday,
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IN MUSICAL RECITAL
Lourraine Ellis Chivers, who will
be presented with other pupils of
Iza Canfield, music instructor, in a
recital Friday, November 13, at the
Minneapolis Y. W. C. A., Benton
Hall, at 8:30 p. m.
Porters, stopped briefly in the Twin
Cities Tuesday en route to Canada.
They were dinner guests at the
home of Frank Boyd, secretary
treasurer of the Twin City branch
of the Brotherhood.
Private First Class Jack James,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. James,
900 Carroll Ave., was promoted to
corporal last week. Corp. James,
who is in training at Hampton In
stitute, recently won a $5 award in
a musical contest in which he
played “Dance of the Demons” and
the famed “Moonlight Sonata.”
Miss Jessie Oden of Los Angeles,
California, is now living with her
mother, Mrs. M. V. Oden, 672 St.
The Herbert F. Fosters, 916 St.
Anthony avenue, are heaventicipat
ing within the next month.
Three popular young couples on
St. Anthony avenue in walking dis
tance of each other will be rolling
baby buggies this spring.
The Two o’Clock Bridge Club
met Saturday, November 7, at the
home of Mrs. George O. Berry, Jr.,
634 St. Anthony avenue. First club
prize was won by Mrs. C. H. Mo
biley, second by Mrs. Richey Adams
and the third by Mrs. Lounneer
Pemberton. The next meeting will
be Saturday, November 21, at the
home of Mrs. Leo Bohannon, 3736
Fifth avenue south, Minneapolis.
November 13, from 7 p. m. to 9 at
the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement
House in the small assembly. All
young people 16 years old and up
are urged to attend.
“The Negro Youth of Minneap
olis must organize and formulate
plans for activities for the group
in these chaotic times,” says Lor
raine Curry, Urban League Youth
Council general chairman. She will
bring basic suggestions concerning
opportunities for youth, democracy
on the home front, inter-racial rela
tions, service in the war effort and
others. The result of this meeting
will determine what the youth want,
what they have to say and what
they want to do.
Lawhorn Recital .
The Catholic Youth Center, St.
Paul, was filled to capacity last
Thursday night; the audience
thrilled with the performance of
Geraldine Lawhorn, famed blind
and deaf dramatic reader, in a re
cital sponsored by the Credjafawn
The program was considered by
some “the most unusual and en
joyable because of its rareness ever
presented in the Twin Cities.” We
Music Lovers, written by Miss Law
horn; the 121 Psalm and Christ, My
Refuge by Mary Baker G. Eddy
were most noteworthy of her read
ings. The “Juba Dance,” a piano
solo, added to the phenomenal
achievements of this 24-year-old
girl who was robbed by illness of
her hearing and sight, early in
Miss Lawhorn, whose dog, Blon
die, was trained in the Twin Cities,
attracted the attention of national
ly known musicians when she ap
peared on the USO Swing Parade
Concert Program last Sunday af
ternoon at the Nicollet Hotel, Min
neapolis. Glenn Gray, Fats Waller,
the Military Band from the Naval
Base at World Chamberlain Field,
and Ozie Dial were among the par
Other Twin City public appear
ances were made by the artist on
the Darragh Aldrich program over
radio station WCCO November 5;
Rev. E. Randall’s Church of the Air
on WLOL Sunday morning; the
Country Church at Hopkins, Minn.,
Sunday morning; radio station
WTCN November 5. She visited
Cab Calloway and his company at
the Orpheum theatre, stayed
through and enjoyed an entire per
Mrs. Michael D. Himmelman, ac
tive in Minneapolis civic affairs,
made the initial contact responsible
for the public appearances of Miss
Patrons at the recital were:
Messrs, and Mmes. J. W. Crump,
S. E. Ware, Earl S. Weber, D. M.
Johnson, Roy Hatchett, Ben S.
Merrill, George Mundell, Benjamin
Taylor, Frank Thurston, A. Mc-
Watt; Mmes. Ruth Bloom, E. G.
Charleston, A. W. Clark, Alberta
Davis, Rose Davis, John Ellis, Sr.,
Ollie Gunn, William A. Hanna,
Addie Jackson, Letitia Kerr, Effie
King, George Lee, Susie Luckie,
Lillie Miree, James Murphy, Carrie
Powell, Manley Rhodes, Sr., Jose
Sherwood, Caroline Vassar, Fran
ces Peoples, N. Jones; Messrs. Cor
nelius Benner, Lunn Benton, Rufus
Boyd, Raymond W. Cannon, Robert
L. Crump, M. A. Finney, Charles
Jones, A. W. Jordan, William Kelly,
A. J. Lewis, Manley Rhodes, Jr.,
Emil Schaeffer, Dr. W. D. Brown,
Frank Branson, N. N. Smith;
Misses Alice Brill, Edith Brill, Hat
tie Lyght, Estelle Luckie, Pearl
Martin, Jessie Oden, Bessie Powell,
Pauline Thurston, Helen Thurston.
Leah Minor and Elizabeth Moore.
Eta Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, met on Saturday, Novem
ber 7, with Sorors Rachel James
and Elizabeth McCracken as hos
tesses. Soror Eva Baxter, former
member, was guest and spoke brief
ly on the activities of the New Jer
sey Chapter with which she has
become associated. Congratulations
were extended to Soror Ethel M.
Williams on her new appointment
at Twin Cities Ordnance Plant.
Members present were Sorors Jean
nette Dorsey, Frances Brown, Eliz
abeth McCracken, Allie Ballenger,
Shirlee Thomason, Wanda Owens,
Rachel James, Millicent Burgess,
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Bella Shelton, Elizabeth Schuck,
Laura Jeffrey, Ethel Maxwell Wil
liams, Eva Baxter, Peggy Lazen
berry and Thelma Berry.
On Friday, November 6, Soror
Peggy Lazenberry was hostess at
a rushing party. Games and stunts
furnished fun for the evening with
Miss Doris Massie, Muriel Holli
day, Soror Lazenberry and Sorors
E. M. Williams winning prizes? Re
freshments were served. Guests
present: Misses Hosie Bryant,
Juanita Schuck, Doris Massie,
Myrtle Vassar, Lucille Weber,
Muriel Holliday and . Crystal Bur
gess, Sorors Aretas Blaney, Milli
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Frances Hughes, Laura Jeffrey,
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DAR Stand On
Washington, D. C.—Scoring the
DAR for its lack of courage and
Americanism displayed by its re
fusal to accept the “very modest
conditions Miss Anderson in self
respect established for the accept
ance of the DAR’s invitation that
she sing a benefit concert in Con
stitution Hall” the NAACP this
week told the President General
of the Daughters of the American
“Americans would have respected
the D.A.R. more, even though they
might not have agreed with the
D.A.R.’s decision to reject Miss
Anderson’s terms, had the D.A.R.
not made the casuist and ridiculous
excuse that other artists invited to
sing in the series had not imposed l
“There is no analogy in that, as
far as we are able to learn, all of
the other artists who were invited
are white, and there has been no
ban on the appearance of white ar
tists whether they be Americans
or foreign born. Only Negro artists
have been banned by the DJL.R.
from use of Constitution Hall.
“It is very certain that the
D.A.R. and not Miss Anderson will
suffer in public esteem by this de
cision of the D.A.R. at a time when
the democratic process itself is in
for Woman Job Bar
Detroit, Mich. Belittling the
Detroit NAACP’S claim that the
fact that less than three per cent
of the women employed here in
war industries are Negroes as evi
dence of discrimination Mayor
Jeffries refused this week to issue
any statement against the anti-
Negro policies of local war plants.
The conference with the Mayor
took place while a picket line of
150 encircled the Boulevard build
ing which houses the War Produc
tion Board and the War Manpower
Commission. Regional director
Cushman of the WMC informed an
NAACP committee that making of
policy and the forcing of the em
ployment of Negroes was not with
in the power of regional heads.
The Detroit branch has declared
its disapproval of the appointment
of a former discriminating person
nel manager of U. S. Rubber Com
pany as new regional head of the
War Manpower Commission in this
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Social and Personal
• MINNEAPOLIS •
Miss Geraldine Lawhorn, deaf
and blind recitalist, in the Twin
Cities for several public appear
ances last week mixed pleasure
with business and was honored at a
reception for members of the
Credjafawn Club November 5 at
the home of Miss Lydia Jones, St.
Paul. With her mother and Mr. B.
F. Henderson, president of the
club, she was the guest at a wild
game dinner of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
lace Chambers, Minneapolis, Fri
day, November 6. On Saturday eve
ning, Miss Lawhorn and her
mother were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John Lawrence, Jr.,
St. Paul. After a tea given Friday
in her honor by Miss Jeanette Dor
sey, Phyllis Wheatley House, Min
neapolis, the artist was accom
panied to the Orpheum theatre to
visit the Cab Calloway company by
Miss Eunice Brown and Mrs. Beryl
Ill: Mrs. Joseph Napue, presi
dent of Johnnie Baker Post, Ameri
can Legion auxiliary, is ill at home.
The Smart Set Club will meet on
Wednesday, November 18 at the
home of Mrs. Alice Young, 3900
Clinton Ave. Mrs. J. T. Monroe is
hostess for the meeting.
Johnnie Baker Post Auxiliary
was honored at the annual fall con
ference held at the Nicollet Hotel
on November 6 and 7, because it
was the second unit in the district
to enroll its assigned quota of mem
The Unit Color Bearers were
placed in charge of the district
colors and a committee appointed
special escort for the national pres
Attending the conference were
Mrs. Hattie Wicks, Mrs. Webster
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Henry Josey, Mrs. Erroll Fassett
and Mrs. Jack Posten.
The Unit will present a flag to
the Franklin Junior High School
band on November 18.
Mr. Walter Harris, nephew of
Mrs. Josie Daniels, Sumner Field
Homes, is home on a nine day leave
from the Great Lakes Naval Train
Mr. Jack Polk, son of Mrs. Myrtle
Polk, who sometime ago finished his
first week’s basic training at the
Great Lakes Naval Training Sta
tion, came to Minneapolis to spend
his nine-day leave. Mr. Polk was
very active in religious and other
civic youth circles before enlisting
in the U. S. Navy.
At U. of M. Military Ball: Miss
Helen M. Scott, secretary at Phyllis
Wheatley House, was the guest of
Mr. William Stephens, only Negro
member of the crack R.O.T.C. Mili
tary Squad at the University of
Minnesota, at the annual U. of M.
Military ball, held Tuesday, No
vember 10, in the Radisson hotel
Flame Room, Minneapolis. Miss
Scott wore white taffeta, rhine-
stone trimmed, and a corsage of
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