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VoL No. 33.
Sat., March 30
Another unusual event is being
brought to light under the capable
direction of Gladys Lewis Harris.
At Camphor M. E. church, a So
ciety Circus will be staged Fri
day and Saturday evenings, March
29th and 30th.
The Big Top Show will consist
of trained animals and acrobatic
stunts performed by some of our
very clever young folks of the city,
headed by Master Tullie Hickman.
In the Side Show you will see
Freaks of all kinds, a Plantation
Show, consisting of good music and
first class talent.
The Parade, which will head the
Circus, will consist of an array of
animals, clowns, circus band, and
There will be door prizes given
each night. Lots of fun and plenty
of good entertainment is assured.
Secure your tickets early as the
demand is great.
Tickets for adults are only fif
teen cents (15c), children ten cents
This Circus is sponsored by the
Willing Workers’ club and assisted
by all the different societies of the
church. Mrs. Rolland is president,
Addie C. Few, chairman, and Rev.
H. M. Marbley, pastor.
The 10-day revival service being
conducted at St. Peter A. M. E.
church, Minneapolis, by Rev. H. E.
Stewart of Chicago will terminate
Monday night, March 25, instead
of Wednesday night, March 28, as
previously announced. Large
crowds have attended the meetings
throughout the week.
Don’t forget the Studio Formal,
Saturday, March 23, at eight
o’clock. Those of you who have
not as yet secured your tickets
may obtain them at the Hallie Q.
Brown House. Tickets are 50 cents,
and will be good for this Formal
and the one which will be May 4.
Now is the time to consider
your tire problems for the
coming warm weather. The
Goodrich Silvertown Stores of
Minneapolis located at 209
South Washington (opposite
the old postoffice), and the
Lake street store at Columbus
are prepared to offer motorists
unequalled terms on quality
tires, auto radios, and acces
These stores have an ad in
this issue of YOUR paper.
Read it /and give this high
grade firm a chance to serve
This firm has complete lubri
cation facilities at both of its
Jerome “Ted” Crockett has
opened the Royal Press Club, a
cleaning and pressing shop, at 640
Sixth Ave. No., Minneapolis.
BIG EASTER BALL
The Clover Leaf Social club has
completed arrangements for their
annual Easter ball to be held at
the Aragon ballroom, Monday,
April 22nd. They plan to make this
the grandest event of the season.
Pistols and Shotguns
Henry Lowe, 311 Dupont Ave.
No., Minneapolis, has a penchant
for pawning things. According to
his story told the city attorney’s
office, he told William Thweatt,
722 Bassett Place, of his habit
when the latter let him have his
When Thweatt wanted his pistol,
Lowe didn’t have it and the
Lowe had a warrant sworn out
for Thweatt because the latter
was looking for him with a shot
gun, seeking restitution for the
loss of his other firearm.
When Thweatt was arrested,
Lowe changed his mind. Tuesday,
Judge Fred B. Wright literally
chased both men out of municipal
The Improvement club of Be
thesda Baptist church gave an
other of its fine clean entertain
ments at Phyllis Wheatley last
week. A large crowd and a most
interesting and amusing program
marked the exercises. The ladies
who brought out the styles of an
earlier day were delightful in their
old-fashioned garments, while the
participants in the womanless wed
ding left the crowded house with
gales of laughter.
HALLIE Q. BROWN
COMMUNITY HOUSE NOTES
We are planning on having a
very interesting Forum Meeting,
Sunday, March 24, at 4 o’clock.
Miss Izetta Winter Robb of Min
neapolis, a graduate of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, will be our
speaker. Miss Robb taught along
with Mrs. Lindbergh, mother of
Colonel Charles Lindbergh, at a
Women’s College in Constanti
nople. She is well informed about
the present situation in Turkey,
and the subject of her talk will be
We are frequently inviting the
public to join our Choral Club, but
as yet we have not said much
about the things that the Choral
Club is doing. Last Thursday
night, the members sang over the
radio, and they certainly deserve
to be commended for their splen
did performance. We always wel
come newcomers, and we want you
to realize that this club is up and
doing. It meets every Thursday
night at eight o’clock, and we
would like to have you come out.
Sapsuckers Devour Ants,
Bark of Trees and Sap
Sapsuckers have short, brushy
tonques not adapted to the capture
of insects, while the other wood
peckers have tongues with barbed
tips which can be extended to spear
luckless borers or other Insects
whose burrows tn the wood have
been reached by their powerful
beaks, according to an authority In
the Missouri Farmer. The sapsuck
ers practically do not feed on wood
borers or other forest enemies.
Their chief food is ants. About 15
per cent of their diet consists of
cambium and the Inner bark of
trees, and they drink a great deal
of sap. The parts of the tree In
jured by sapsuckers are those that
carry the rich sap which nourishes
the growing wood and bark. When
a small proportion of the bark and
cambium are removed, the vitality
of the tree may only be lowered, or
branches here and there may be
klled. When the Injury Is more
extensive, as it often Is, the tree
may be completely girdled, and of
course, dies. Holes made by sap
suckers go clear through the bark
and often into the wood. Generally
they are made in rings, or partial
rings, around the trunk or limbs,
but they often fall into vertical se
ries, and they may be either ver
tically or horizontally connected.'
While the hickory is the sapsuqker’s!
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, March 22, 1935.
PROGRAM OF ANNUAL FASHION
What is expected to be the greatest fashion show ever presented
in the Twin Cities will be given Tuesday night, April 2, 8 P. M., at
Phyllis Wheatley House by the Wayman Home Circle of St. Peter
AME church, Minneapolis. The following is the announced program.
A list of patrons of the affair will be carried next week.
Charlotte Curry Carlotta Curry
Jean May Leverette ——Marilyn Curry
Shirley Kyle — - „Marilyn Powell
Son*---Dr. Earl Weber
Pearl Mann Frances McHie
Josephine Balenger Jewell Mann
Margurite Oliver Kathryn Harris
Benita Edwards Eula Simms
Esther Akers Hallie Batrum
Tom Jones Booker Bell
Sonny Bell Andrew Clark
Alberta Brown .....Christine Carter
Dorothy Carter Dorthea Harris
Aldonia Anderson ..Marjorie Carter
Wilbur Nevills Sylvester Carter
S° n iT—Mrs. Alyce Stewart
Maxine Jones Bertha Turner
Dessie Gresham Helen Brown
Harriette Walls Nomini Thomas
Blanche Robineau : Mildred Harris
Mabel Brown —_Loretta Walls
Nomini Thomas Harriette Walls
Reading Frances Peebles
Song R. E Belton
Ann Seymour Dorothy Hicks
Blanche Rennie 5. ;.AUce Brown
Bertha Turner Mabel Brown
Loretta Walls „Betty Marshall
Esther Akers Dessie Gresham
Andrew Clark Claude Bumough
L. Banks Tom Jones
Song J. e Jackson
Marionne Peebles Marilee Lee Parks
Frances McHie Clarinda Grigby
Helen Hatch Helen Scott
Harriette Walls ..Louise Seymour
Gertrude Yates Lillian McGavock
Mrs. Alyce Stewart Frances Bell Moore
Cora Bell Banks Lelia Boyd
Evelyn Scott.. Alma Freeman
Curtis Chivers Louise Carmichael
Wilbur Nevills Billy Griffin
Burie Carmichael John Douglas
Bride •Mildred Brook
Groom „Billie Griffin
Matron of Honor Esther Roache
Bridesmaids Jewel Mann, Christine Carter, Pearl Mann
Flower Girl Marilyn Powell
Ring Bearerßobbie Kyle
Remarks byßev. C. F. Stewart
favorite tree, It attacks no fewer
than 258 kinds. It likes apple trees,
and many young orchards have been
destroyed by these birds.
Pony Express Started in
1860; Telegraph Ended It
The Pony Express began opera
tions at 7 p. m. on the night of April
3, 1860. The crowd which had col
lected at the little depot In St Jo
seph, Mo., to see the mall trans
ferred from the Iron horse to one
of flesh and blood had departed aft-;
er a long wait for the train, and if)
there were spectators, none con
sidered it of sufficient Importance
to record the name of the first rider
to set out from the eastern terminus
of the route. Through a succes
sion of horses and riders this mall
was delivered In San Francisco on
April 14, 1860.
The motto of the riders seems to!
have been to keep the mall moving,
and if there was no relief rider j
available at a station It was neces
sary to change horses and go on.!
The records show that Buffalo Bill
Wayman Home Circle Style Show
R. E. Belton
Wilbur Nevills, Jr.
ANNOUNCING SOCIETY CIR
CUS, CAMPHOR M. E. CHURCH,
MARCH 29 AND 30. GLADYS
LEWIS HARRIS, DIRECTRESS.
Cody, Pony Bob Haslam, and oth-,
ers made continuous rides of more:
than 300 miles. The entire under-!
taking was very costly and a great J
deal of money was lost in the ven-|
ture, and, although rates were $5 a*
half ounce at the start, it has been l
said that each letter delivered cost'
the company over a thousand dol-'
The transmission of the first tel-'
egraphic message to the Pacific:
coast on October 24, 1861, sounded!
the knell of the Pony Express, and!
within a few days it had passed!
Into history.—Chicago Tribune.
MAMf MfitJBOB BCVMMB
One of the country’s greatest
women irrespective of race who is
still carrying on a campaign for
her college at Daytona Beach,
Florida. One of the heaviest con
tributors to the southern school for
Negro youth is George N. Dayton,
John Thomas’ talk on Commu
ism at the Minneapolis Forum last
Sunday was replete with interest
ing comment and carefully ana
lyzed information. The large num
ber who listened were not always
in accord with the deductions as
drawn by the speaker; in conse
quence of which the Forum became
a seething but not turbulent field
of discussion. Standing room was
at a premium.
The Brownfield Follies of 1935
will be presented April 26 at the
Hallie Q. Brown Community
House. The revue last year was
such a sensational success that the
demands for its return have been
overwhelming. The cast includes
thirty members, an increase of ten
over last year’s group. Directed
by Billie Griffin.
PHYLLIS AUXILIARY MEETS
AT WHEATLEY HOUSE
The auxiliary of Phyllis Wheat
ley met in its regular monthly
gathering at the house Tuesday,
March 19. Some belated reports of
previous house affairs were pre
sented by Miss W. G. Brown and
approved by the members. Com
mittes were appointed to report
some needed changes in the con
stitution and to arrange for the
forthcoming campaign for the an
nual membership. The luncheon was
prepared by Mrs. Laura McClellan
and Mrs. Frances Duncan.
Let nothing prevent your at
tendance at the three act comedy
drama, “SPOOKY TAVERN,”
which will be presented by the St.
James AME Sunday School at the
Hallie Q. Brown Community
House, Wednesday night, April 24.
For those who like fast moving,
thrilling, and hair-raising enter
tainment, “SPOOKY TAVERN” is
“A bright smile is the way to
many a man’s heart and pocket
‘These are the ones”
PRICE FIVE CENTS
When Rumor Of
HARLEM IS SCENE OF BATTLE
New York, March 22—(Special)
—One man is dead, two others are
reported dying and scores are suf
fering from battered heads as Har
lem’s worst race riot in 25 years
continues. Property damage, the
result of fires and the smashing of
shop windows, will mount way into
the thousands, it is said.
In an effort to halt further
bloodshed between members of
both races, Commissioner of Police
Valentine called out reserves to aid
the regular Harlem police. Through
out Tuesday night and Wednesday
morning, patrolmen roamed the
streets from 110th Street to 145th
Street, swinging their night sticks,
assaulting every member of the
Race that crossed their paths,
Harlem Tuesday night was bed
lam with shots, screeching sirens
of police cars, clanging fire appa
ratus called out by numerous false
alarms and the clamor of rioters.
Situation Is Tense
The situation has become tense.
At least a dozen policemen have
been hurt in the hand-in-hand
battle with Harlemites who resisted
their brutal tactics.
The first riot victim to die is Ly
man Quarterman, 34 years of age.
He died in Harlem hospital from
gunshot wounds in the abdomen
received in the rioting at 121st
Street and 7th Avenue.
The trouble was the outgrowth
of a false report said to have been
started by a group of organized
radicals, that a fourteen-year-old
youth, Lino Rivera, had been killed
in the Kresge 5 and 10 cent store
on 125th Street and 7th Avenue,
The boy was not killed, but was
reprimanded for stealing a ten
cent knife. He was released after
he had bitten two store clerks.
When news spread of the child’s
death several men and women
started a fight in the store and lat
er smashed the plate glass win
dows. Crowds coming from the
Harlem Opera house and the Apol
lo theatre joined in the fights and
200 shop windows from 125th
Street to 139th Street were
Not until 2 a. m. Wednesday—
ten hours after the trouble began
could police find the boy to prove
he was alive. Then he sat alone in
a police station, indifferent to the
hysteria which raged about him
At least a dozen men and women
are under arrest; scores of suspects
were being questioned and a half .
dozen whites, victims of rocks,
knives and revolvers were given
treatment by ambulance surgeons
W. J. Hugeley addressed the
young people of the Fourth Baptist
church last Sunday evening. After
his talk on “Bronze Alembics”
many of the young folks gathered
around the speaker to express their
pleasure and profit from the un
usual information concerning the
men of science and their work
brought out in the talk of out
standing Negroes. Mr. Hugeley
comes from Howard University of
Washington, D. C., where he
More Colds in October
According to the records of the
public health service more common
colds are contracted during the
month of October than tn any other
month. Incidentally, It is figured
that the average worker loses six
and a half days each year from this
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