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when fire broke out in the place.
He pounded on doors of all the
apartments after he himself was
awakened by the smoke. Several
persons, including a cripple, were
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Club will be held Sunday after
noon, March 10, at Elks Rest, 148
Hyland Are. No., Minneapolis, 2
until 8 p. m. Delightful entertain
ment will be presented throughout
the afternoon. The public is cor
dially invited.
Border M. E. church, Fifth ave
nue north and Lyndale, served a
banquet at the church Friday,
March 1. Twenty-two men were
present After the banquet the
men were organized into a men’s
club and the following officers
were chosen: R. S. Morgan, presi
dent; Brisco Lewis, secretary; N.
P. Napue, treas., and the Rev. C.
F. Walker, chaplain. The club will
hold regular meeting on Friday at
8 o’clock and develop a program
\ for future action.
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Mill City Boy
Hero Of Early
Morning Fire
Following instructions given to
him during school drills, Melvin
Campbell, 8, a third grade pupil at
the Sumner school, early Tuesday
awakened tenants in an apartment
building at 715 Sixth avenue north
The Minneapolis Sunday Forum
is furnishing the program for the
St Paul Forum at Hallie Q. Brown
Community House on March 10,
4 p. m. Professor J. W. Huguley
will, speak on “Our Heritage.”
Those who have not heard this in
structive talk should avail them
selves, of this opportunity. It is a
subject that should be of vital in
terest to all the people..
Mrs. Clyde Malone, Minneapolis,
will be guest soloist. Come and
bring friends.
The Fourth Annual silver tea of
the Minnehaha Temple Marching
Mrs. Myrtle Polk, president.
Mrs. Maxine Shannon, sec’y.
Mr. Wm. Weir, prominent musi
cian of St. Paul and among the
most accomplished pianists of the
state, has lately been confined to
Ancker hospital suffering from an
ailment thought to be serious. His
many friends will be glad to learn
that the indisposition has been
found less dangerous than was
thought and that Mr. Weir has so
improved that he has been permit
ted to return home. Mr. Weir re
sides with his wife at 575 W. Cen-
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The condition of L. L. Keith of
3119 18th Ave. So. is reported
slightly improved since he was tak
en to the Parkview sanitarium.
. Mr. Keith's niece, Mrs. Consu
ela Keith from Chicago, is visiting
with her aunt and will remain for
two weeks.
Begin now, clear your system and
build resistance drink herb tea,
food diet, exercise, steam cabinet
and pine mineral will relieve rheu
matic and other conditions. 413
North Dupont Ave., Cherry 3957,
Madam Bacon.—Advertisement.
Goldboro, N. C., March I.—Mrs.
Lydia Elliott died at her home near
here recently at the age of 112.
Authentic records show she would
have been 113 had she lived one
month longer.
Rev. H. E. Stewart
To Conduct 10-Day
Revival Services
Dr. Henry E. Stewart, father of
Rev. C. F. Stewart, will conduct a
series of evangelistic meetings at
St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church, start
ing Monday evening, March 18, at
8 o’clock and continuing for 10
days. Dr. Stewart is the present
pastor of Carey Temple A.M.E.
Church of Chicago. He is an out
standing preacher and has pas
tored some of the most notable
churches of the A.M.A. connec
tions, both in the south and the
north. Pastors and members of
all churches are invited to take
part in the meeting and the public
is cordially invited to attend.
We are very fortunate to have
as our speaker at our regular Sun
day afternoon Forum Mr. J. W.
Huguely, professor of chemistry at
Howard University. Mr. Huguely
is an exceptionally good speaker
and he will speak on “Our Heri
tage,” a topic upon which he spoke
at a forum meeting in Minneapolis
and which met with much enthusi
asm there. The entire program
will be rendered by the Minneapo
lis Sunday Forum. We are very
fortunate to have them come over
and we cordially invite you to come
out and hear our program. Don’t
forget the time and place, Sunday,
March 11, 1935, Hallie Q. Brown
Community House, at 4 o’clock. We
want to invite all the ladies who
are interested in doing things to
come out to the “Women’s Club,”
which meets on Thursday after
noons from 2 to 5 at the Commun
ity House. At present the ladies
are working on rayon.
Mrs. Frost, former supervisor
of the “Book Lovers’ Club,” will
review “The Testament of Youth,”
at the next Book Lovers’ meeting,
Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p. m.
The public is invited.
Keep in mind the next Studio
Formal, which will be Saturday,
March 23.
The Hallie Q. Brown Choral
Club sang at the auditorium Tues
day, March 6. They were very
well received. All those inter
ested in joining this club, may
come out on Thursday nights at
8:00 p. m.
Mrs. Alverta Coram, one of the
staff members, gave a very inter
esting and informative talk at
Macalester College, where they
are holding a six weeks' course in
“Group Training.” Mrs. Coram was
one of four people in the Sym
posium, and the general opinion
is that she was one of the best
speakers who have appeared be
fore the group. Let us take ad
vantage of this opportunity which
we have so near at hand and come
out to either the Negro History
class on Monday evenings, or to
the Tuesday evening Discussion
group. The Colored Works Com
mittee is having its annual meet
ing at the Hallie Q. Brown House,
Wednesday, March 13, at eight
o’clock. The Girl Reserve Groups
of the house are participating and
are presenting the program. This
is also a public meeting and we
cordially urge you to come out and
bring your friends.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, March 8, 1935.
Bell’s Positively
To Open This
Coming Monday
The new C. W. Bell Recreation
Parlors at 207 Third Street South,
Minneapolis, will positively be open
for business in all departments
Monday, March 11. Set for open
ing on two previous dates, work
men who have been busily pre
paring the new place were not able
to finish the work on scheduled
time. Clarence W. Bell, propri
etor, expressed his regret that it
was necessary to disappoint the
many people who came to the
place on the past Wednesday ex
pecting to find it operating at full
Large Investment
No expense has been spared to
give Minneapolis an up-to-date,
downtown restaurant in the new
Bell place. Newest style counters,
booths, and stools have been in
stalled. In the culinary depart
ment, new steamtables, ranges,
dishes, and porcelain cooking uten
sils are in evidence. The beverage
department will have Schlitz
draught beer on tap, and soft
drinks. A complete line of cigars
and cigarettes will be carried in
that department.
Billiard Room
To the rear of the restaurant will
be found the barber shop and the
pool and billiards room. Through
out the establishment hang beauti
ful, modernistic, cut-glass chande
liers which reflect the latest indi
rect lighting. The entire estab
lishment is a credit to Minneapolis
and the Twin Cities.
The Word “Plantation”
The word platinum is derived
from the Latin plantntto. meaning
“a planting.” and was early em
ployed to designate the establish
ment of a church, the setting of
people in a new location, the found
ing of a colony, says Literary Di
gest Tn the sense, “the settlement,
of persons In some locality; espe-'
dally the planting of a colony; col
onization,” the word dates from'.
1586. With the meaning, “a settle
ment In a new or conquered coun
try ; a colony,” the word dates from
1614. We have the term In this,
sense in the official name of the
state, “Rhode Island and Provl- 1
dence Plantations.” The meaning,
“an estate or farm, especially in a
tropical or subtropical country, on
which crops are cultivated," dates
back at least to 1706, for It Is de
fined in the sixth edition of Phil
lips’ Dictionary, “a Spot of Ground
in America for the planting of To
bacco, Sugarcane, etc.”
Musxle Velocity of Bullet
The muzzle velocity of the bullet
of the American military rifle is
2,700 feet a second. If it could
keep up that rate of speed It could
travel 1,840 miles an hour. A cer
tain modern sporting rifle fires a
bullet with a muzzle velocity of
8,900 feet a second, which would be
at the rate of 2,660 miles an hour.,
The muzzle velocity of the shells of;
the German long-range guns that
bombarded Paris was 5,260 feet a
second, a rate of 8.586 miles anj
Aunt Delilah
“Fine clothes don’t make the
man, but sometimes they hide
Aunty Says,
“Here They Are”
Monday: 27-45-68
Tuesday: 53-29-67
Wednesday: 72-12-67
Thursday: 5-10-15
Friday: 11-56-39
Saturday: 45-13-32
Silver Tea in honor of Daughter
Elks, Como Temple No. 128, 15th
anniversary, at 207 Central Ave.,
Sunday, March 17, 4-8 P. M. Good
Flute Most Popular of
Wood-Wind Instruments
The flute Is an Instrument of
great antiquity. The old form of
orchestral flute was a slightly ta
pered tube. The modern Bohem
flute has a cylindrical tube, and Is
easier to play. Like all wood-wind
instruments, observes a writer in
the Washington Post, the flute has
holes cut exactly where they should
be to produce perfect intonation.
Keys on levers are provided to open
and close these holes as the player
operates the keys.
The flute is in constant service
In the orchestra, taking the mel
ody for the wood-wind group just
as the violin does for the strings.
Often It is combined with the vio
lin for this purpose. The lower
wood-wind Instruments have for
some time consisted of the oboe,
the clarinet and the bassoon, while
more recently the group has grown
to include the English horn, contra
bassoon, and bass clarinet The
flute is the highest of these and
Is surpassed In pitch only by the
plceolo, which is used chiefly for
special effects.
The flute has often served to pic
ture birds. Beethoven used It in
his pastoral symphony to represent
the nightingale. Mozart was not
fond of the instrument although
he wrote a concerto for harp and
flute, and the well-known opera,
“The Magic Flute.”
The piccolo, really a half-size
flute, tones an octave above
those of the flute. It has three dis
tinct registers. Its lower octave
is too weak and hollow for orches
tral use; its second octave is bright
and joyous; while its upper notes
have a piercing quality that gives
the infernal suggestion to this “imp
of the orchestra.”
White Ash Favored Wood
Because It Holds Shape
White ash has one outstanding
quality which commends its use in
machinery and tools exposed to the
weather; this is an ability to hold
its shape. Because of this atti
tude many prefer to use white ash
rather than oak or hickory, ac
cording to a writer in the Rural
New Yorker.
The wood of white ash is light
er than that of oak, hickory or
maple, and for this reason is used
extensively for ladders, wagon
boxes and hayracks. The boy who
wants to make a light, strong, snap
py bow for hurling his arrows can
not find a better wood than a
straight-grained piece of white ash.
The wood is strong and tough,
coarse, straight-grained, moderately
hard and very resilient
White ash is used extensively in
vehicle parts, handles, agricultural
implements, boats, sporting goods,
etc. It does not wear well and for
this reason will not render long
service in moving or rubbing parts.
Legal Insanity
Legal Insanity hinges upon the
knowledge of right and wrong at
the time the crime was committed.
“Medical insanity" is another thing
Few insane persons convicted of
crimes are held for crimes of vio
lence. The majority of insane law
violators are picked up on misde
meanor charges, petty larceny, for
gery, and other comparatively
harmless acts. There is no invari
able corollary between intelligence
and Insanity. As a matter of fact,
Insane persons are often highly in
telligent It is true, asserts a
writer in the Kansas City Star,
that all of us are a little bit “off."
A perfectly “normal” person prob
ably does not exist Normalcy is,
psychologically speaking, synony
mous with mediocrity.
Chairman Style
Show Models
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Mrs. Alice Stewart
The Wayman Home Circle has
been most happy in its choice of
men and women to serve on its an
nual style shows. Heading this
year’s committee that will super
vise the delicate task of selecting
the models, prepare for this event
that all Minneapolis and St. Paul
expects to see, will be Mrs. Alice
Stewart, wife of St. Peter’s popu
lar pastor. And with Mrs. Stew
art will be found Mmes. Delia
Payne, Henrietta Williams, Ida
Moppins and C. L. Mason, Helen
Hatch and Blanch Judy.
The affair this season has been
set for April 9 at the Phyllis
Wheatley House, and the time a
month away is none too long for
all these ladies will have to do.
But the dear public will find it
plenty of time to save the 35c it
will cost to see this fine show.
ING. A call to St. Paul Baptists,
Sunday, March 10, 3:30 P. M., at
Olivet Baptist church. A special
matter is to be presented. There
will be a splendid program. Promi
nent Baptist speakers will parti
cipate. A cordial welcome is ex
tended to all.
—L. W. Harris, Moderator.
Mexican States
Mexico is a federal republic of
80 states. There is also a fed
eral district The states are: Aguas
calientes, Lower California. Cam
peche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapar,
Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato,
Guerero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico,
Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit Nuevo
Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla. Queretaro,
Quintana Roo. San Luis Potosi, Sin
aloa, Sonora, Tobasco, Tamauli
pas, Tlaxcala, Vera Crux, Yucatan
and Zacatecas.
What the Palate Craves
The palate is enslaved by cus
tom and tradition, says a Michi
gan cook, in the Detroit News.
South sea Islanders, whose ances
tors regarded every missionary as
a potential article of diet are un
able to understand why Americans
should eat sweetbreads and calves*
brains. African negroes, who gobble
up dried ants pressed into cakes,
shrink in terror from the moldy
and odorous types of cheeses prized
by Europeans.
Strength of Kites
Not only have kites raised me
teorological Instruments four and
a half miles in the air, but they
have carried a 150-pound man to
a height of 100 feet This man-car
rying device was a series of five
kites, each 12 feet high and 12 feet
across, capable of lifting a human
being when towed slowly by a truck
tn a dead calm. —Collier's Weekly.
Urban League
Program Bethesda
Sunday Night
World Traveller Speaks on Urban
League Program Sunday,
March 10.
Of special interest to students
of Negro history, particularly with
reference to early African back
grounds, will be the lecture of Jay
Williams of St. Paul, who speaks
on the Urban League program at
Bethesda Baptist Church, Sunday
evening at 8 o’clock.
Mr. Williams has visited most of
the important ports of the world
and being something more than a
casual observer he has gathered
authentic information concerning
the role that darker peoples have
played in the development of an
cient and medieval civilizations. Of
similar interest will be Mr. John
Thomas’ discussion of the spirit
of nationalism as it is exhibited
by American Negroes.
Since many of the Negro lead
ers today are not entirely agreed
as to the methods by which
Negroes should seek more favor
able adjustment to American so
ciety, the original manner in which
Mr. Thomas discusses the question
should be heard. A brief preaenta
tion of the program of the Urban
League and its auxiliary will be
made by Mrs. Hattie Bell Smith,
President of the Women’s Auxili
ary, and Chas. W. Washington of
the League. Rev. Jason Clayburn
will give the invocation and the
Bethesda Gospel Chorus will sing.
Schuyler Lambaste
Race Segregation
“Race segregation, voluntary or
involuntary, is an evil,” George S.
Schuyler, noted New York writer,
told Twin City audiences in two ad
dresses made here early this week.
Mr. Schuyler discussed “What Is
To Become Of The Negro?”
both the Minneapolis and St. Paul
engagements, members of the audi
ence fired questions at the speaker
for 30 minutes following his for
mal address.
Mr. Schuyler will deliver similar
addresses in 34 other American
cities on a tour Which will end in
Fox Hated in North, Is
Saved in South Ireland
The popular attitude toward the
fox differs radically tn northern and
southern Ireland, says a Detroit
Free Press and Chicago Tribune
Dublin correspondent
In the North the fox ranks as ver
min, and may be shot or otherwise
killed without hindrance. It is an
act of virtue to destroy him. •
In the South there is an unwrit
ten law among the country people
that foxes must be preserved.
In both North and South there is
the common grievance against the
fox that he is the deadly enemy of*
the poultry yards. Wherever a pair
of foxes establish themselves and
have a family, the adjoining farm
houses have to take special pre
cautions against their depredations.
They cany off all kinds of poultry
and adopt most ingenious devices
to get into the hen houses. Even,
young lambs are frequently the vic
The different attitude of the peo
ple to the fox in the North and<
South is due to the fact that In he
North fox hunting is virtually un-;
known, while In the South and mid
lands and in the West several days
a week are devoted to this sport
Members of the hunt recognize'
the sympathetic support of the
farmers, and at the end of each (
hunting season money is raised)
among the members of the hunt to,
compensate for losses in the pool-,
try yards.
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