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The Dayton public Librarf
St. Clair and Third St.
An outstanding soloist of the
heavenly choir "Wings Over Jordan"
is Martha Spearman whose soprano
voice ha§ become familiar to mil
lions for her singing of such num
bers as "I couldn't Hear Nobody
Pray," "Nobody Knows the Trouble
DAYTON Scores of persons
throughout the Miami Vaiey, South
ern Ohio and Eastern Indiana are
working |)o ir^akc the ^concert ap
pearance of the celebrated "Wings
Over Jordan" Choir in Dayton at
the University of Dayton Stadium,
Tuesday August 29, at 8:30 p.m.,
a brilliant success.
Members and friends of the
churches of
sponsoring group
have extended thei.l|*elves go suc
cessfully |,hat. jkn ^.m fmally large
advance sale of'tteteets haabeen re
Listed n the sponsoring group of
churcheg are:
McKirj.ey Methodist, Bethel Bap
tist, Mt. pjtioti Blaptist, Zion Hill
Baptist, St. John Catholic, Wesley
an Methodist, St. John Baptist, Tab
ernacle Baptist, Wayman A.M.E.,
all of Dayton Second Baptist, Mid
dletown Zion Baptist, Xenia .Cy
rene Methodfet, Piqua Zion Bap
tist, Lebanon.
The University .of Dayton stadium
which is locat ed near the National
Cash Register Co., ig an ideal set
ting for a concert under a canopy
of moon and stars. The acoustics
are rated perfect, as no echo effect
is obtained. Sound amplication ex
perts have made plans which will
carry the singing to everyone just as
it is hear^ over the Columbia Broad
casting system fey millions each
Seats for the concert are on sale
at Wurlitzer's, 126 S. Ludlow St.,
Lyon and Healey, People's Pharm
acy, Germantown and Broadway,
4 i-s i'
I've Seen," anj "I've Got a Home
In That Rock." She will be one of
the featured soloists when the
"Wings Over Jordan" choir i*
heard at... the University of Dayton
Stadium, Tuesday evening, Aug. 2U.
Th© Fifth Street YMCA and the
Dayton Pharmacy, Kinnard and
Western Avenues. They are priced
at 50 cents, 75 cents and
New G. O. P. Leader
Takes Up Cudgel
Department of Justice Claims It Is
Powerless Because Greenville, S.C«,
Election Is Local, Not General Jailed
Youth Leader to Have United
Support of N. A. A. C. P.
HEW YORK Aroused by the
spectacle of a klan-dominated police
organization which forced the speedy
conviction and jailing of youthful
Wiijiam Anderson in Greenville, S.
C., July 24 on a frame-up charge of
disorderly conduct, more than 3,000
youth members of the- National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People prepared to launch a
national campaign thiB week to raise
funds to fight the case.
Anderson, president of the NAA
CP youth council in Greenville, and
janitor in the city high schocj., has
been the leading figure in the dive
to get Negroes of the South Caro
lina city to register for the city pri
mary which occurs September 12.
The U. 9. Department of Justice
has investigated the situation in
Greenville upon request of the NA
ACP, but maintains that it has no
authority to act because the elec
tion for which the registration is
taqing place is purely a local muni
cipal one with no "Federal offices
Thurgood Marshall, NAACP coun
jftit is etill urging action upon the
bit. i:m mktt j. scott
Assistant Publicity Director
Republican National Committee
In answering a release by Kelly
Miter, says among others things:
"I insist that what Negro Ameri
cans need and desire are steady
jobs with decent American wages.
If these fail them, practically every
thing fails. Enlightened intelligence
resents placid acceptance of relief
as necessary ."palliative for unem
grounds that registration is also
being held for the right to partici
pate in the primary of the general
election. The U. S. attorney's offi
ce in Greenville, rowever, insists
that no Negroes are being denied
general registration. Such discus
sion as has appeared concerns itseli
with the local election, this office
Young Anderson, who refused to
be intimidated in his registration
work by the Greenville klan, and
who was "framed" and jailed on a
trumped-up charge, has become the
the baif ot in South Carolina and
rallying point in the fight to secure
elsewhere in the South.
Still Registering
In a statement issued today,
James Robinson, acting National
Youth secretary of the NAACP said,
"We have sent out letters to 115
youth councils all over the country,
calling upon them immediately to
raise funds for this fight. We are
urging them to send letters to the
Civil Liberties division of the De
partment of Justice.
(Continu«dl on P«f*
In the event of rain the concert
will be held on the first clear night
of August 30 and 31.
V .-
rim mimin rtftiiiiiHiir •aiifa
VOL. XXVII., No. 9.
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(Special Dispatch from Liverpool)
(Staff Columnist for Down Beat)
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ORMSKIRK, Great Britain—The
four Mills Brothers (actually, fath
er John, sons Herbert, Donald and
iiarry) alternation^ ly famed Ohio
singers, were traveling in two taxis
from Leeds to Liverpool to pick up
plane to the Isle of Man, when
the second car was crashed head
orig by another at Burcough near
In the demolished second car was
Donald, Herbert and Norman Brown,
guitarist since the fourth brother's
death. Herbert's face an dchin were
severely cut. Donald's back was
MONROVIA, Libera, Aug. 17.
—(ANP)—The success of Presi
dent Edwin Barclay's three-year
plan was acclaimed during the eele
tratioirt of Liberies !)2nd annivers
ary as a sO'^iign stae. Liberia was
colonized in 1822 by free Negroes
and freed slaves from the United
States. Imposing independenc» day
ceremonies were he^d at the execu
tive mansion, attended by represen
tatives of foreign nations, cabinet
officers and other government offi
cials. President Barclay, secretary
of state C. L. Simpson and Lester A.
Walton, American minister, were
the principal speakers.
On behalf of the diplomatic corps
at Monrovia
which he is Doyen,
Minister Walton said: "It give.s mo
great pleasure to offer congratula
tions on the 92nd anniversary of
the republic's independence, July
26 is always a gala occasion. This
year affords a rare opportunity to
celebrate jointly two important his
toric events. In retrospect, the peo
pie are in a festive mood in com
memoration of the establishment
Liberian sovereignty and autonomy
in 1847. From a contemporary
perspective, hearts and minds are
made glad in the knowledge that
'your three year plan is of successful
"In January, 193 when you
were inaugurated chief executive
for another term, you launched an
ambitious, /cpbipreherxKivc program
for the economic, social and puliti-.
ci rehabilitation of the republic.
The eyes of the world were on- Li
beria. It was a monumental and
problematical trftfc you undertook
.* 'r
*2 'h
painfully wrenched* Brown1 escap
ed. The other car in the crash car
ried an English family of five. All
were critically injured.
Baby Fastened to Door
.When the party in the first car
saw the crash-in'-the''driving mirror,
they stopped at once. English news
papers, generous'with heat ines and
pictures state: "Harry Mills who
was first upon the scene said '1
thought sure some one was killed. I
saw a baby as if were fastened
by its neck t0 the door. I almost
wrenched the d&or off to get him
The injured* including Herbert
and Donald MJls, were rushed by
ambulance to the Ormskirk Hospital.
so much so that at home and aboad
there were thse skeptical as to the
probability of accomplishment.
"Under your able and far-sighted
leadership, the thr&e-year plan has
been an unquestioned success. To
day Liberia enjoys a reputation for
politic^ stability. It has won the
confidence and respect of nation-',.
At no time has i bulked so import
ant in international affairs. The
sound condition of the republic's
finances i* attested by the fact that
for three successive years the bud
get has balanced. Road construe
tion in the hinterland, so fundame
ntal to the development of the coun
try's economy, has been prosecuted
with vigor within the limits of re
.sources. The educational system
has been standardized. These are
few of the major objectives attain
ed. Time wit, not permit additional
"T deem it fitting to observe that
hud the Barclay plan been a failure
the news would have been publici
zed far and wide. With alacrity,
detractors would have gladly em
braced the opportunity to substan
tiate in print and by word the
many false statements and malicious
misrepresentations which luive been
circulated to discredit the only re
I'ulilir in Africa, and to prove that
Liberians are not fit to govern. H.
therefore, is hoped that due credit
will be given for what, in my opin
ion as n national achievement of no
minor 'significance.
"On behalf of the diplomatic
corps, I propose a toant j0 the health
people: and then to establish the
Recent State-wide commendation
won by John A. SHms for his capable
management of the Durkeeville -low
cost hoiking project for Negroes
here (215 apartments of five rooms
each) was revealed an attempt to
oust Sims and his co-managers by
R. W. Farnell (white) who, at the
last Congressional election was the
Democratic .candidate for Congress
from the Second distr'ct here,
On a bright, o range-colored cir
cular of expansive si ze, Candidate
Farnell had printed several "Open
Letters Concerning Negro Appoin
tees in the Second Congressional Dis
trict." In or.e letter, "boxed" on
the ircular, Farnell tells his white
the Negro project, gets $4,500 an
«onstituents that Sims, manager of
nual s»tarv that A. D, Maxie, assis­
White Candidate for Congress from
Florida Sought Ouster of Negro Managers
From Colored Housing Project
tant manager, gets $3,(500, and J. B.
Brooks, another assistant, gets $2,
400 a year. The latter and Sims
aind Bro-ks are Itepvblicans, and
Maxcy an independent.
In bold, black-face type, Candi
date Farnell asked his white constit
uents "What is your annual sal
ary?'' "Why weren't white Demo
crat* given Dies* jobs?'* and "When
elec ed', I'll correct this shameful
condition!" But Farnell's employ
ment of Negro-baiting tactics as a
political smokescreen to hide his
own short comings and inefficiences
were unavailing, as he was defeated
at the election.
Sims has managed the Durkeville
project for two years. Recently the
project was leased t0 the local
Housing authority and Sims was re
tained as manager
A program of nuptiaji music was
presented before and during the
ceremony by M^s. Sara Ellis. Selec
tions included Listz' "Liebastraum,"
"Clair de Lunne" by Debussey and
"I Love You Truly."
Miss Elizabeth Glenn attended
Miss Rose as maid of honor. For the
occasion she selected a flowered
gown of marquisette fashioned with
short puffed sj.eevea and a gored
skirt. Tiny brown and white bowsi
trimmed the neckline and sleeves.
She wore a corsage of baby gar
e n i a s
The bride approached the altar
alone. "The Bridal Chorus" from
Wagner's "Lohengrin" was used as
the processional. Her dress was of
sheer navy blue crepe fashioned
along princess {lines with a deep
*»,, 1
The Human A ace Has fiisen On Protest
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1939.
DAYTON—Wednesday evenng at
maj.f after 8 o'clock Miss Diannne
Rose, daughter of Mrs. Alice Rose
of Uniontown, Pa., exchanged mar
riage vows witfa Charles Dickens,
son of Mrs. Daisy Greer of Garst
Street at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Clarence Smith
230 Mercer St.
Father J. N. Samuels-Belboder read
the impressive single-ring ceremony.
The improvised altar was set be
fore a huge fire-place and was drap
ed with- a beautiful lace ^.oth. Tall
candles and a Crucifix were the only
other decorations on the altar.
Palms, vases of peach gladioli, and
mixed summer flowers were in the
background amid which jwere five
seven-branched candelbrum.
Mrs. M. C. Boaze, member of the
National Republican Committee, will
be the principal speaker at a meet
ing of the West Slide Republican
(J ub to be held at Bethel Baptist
Church, Thursday August 31. Mrs,
Boaze is the daughter of Isaac T.
Montgomery, venerable founder of
Mound Bayou, and the only colored
woman on the Republcan National
(From The Enquirer)
The unique plan for a "Col
ored World's Fair" in Cincin
nati, August 27 to September
4, in an effort to raise funds
for the construction of a local
hospital to serve Negroes ex
clusively, represents a spirit
of enterprise which deserves
to be successful.
Sponsored by the Cincinnati
Medical Association, an organ
ization of Negro .physicians,
the venture is addressed to a
legitimate racial aspiration. A
Negro hospital would provide
more adequate facilities for
the care of Negro sick and in
jured, supplementing the work
done at General Hospital.
Hopes for a Negro hospital
also concern a broader field of
usefulness. Such an institu
tion would greatly expand the
professional opportunities of
Negro physicians as staff phy
sicians and internes, and make
available a means of training
Negro girls in nursing service.
This would be in line with a re
cent project of the Cincinnati
Anti-tuberculosis e a u e,
which is using a $2,000 be
quest from the late. Mrs. Geo.
-j 1
square neckline. A pleated white
taffeta petticoat hung just below the
very full skirt and the tiny short
sleeves were edged with white taf
feta. She chose assessor ies of
matching blue. Her corsage was of
gardenias and she carried a white
prayer book.
Clarence S|mith attended t»he
groom as best man. Ushers were
Walter Anderson and George Ij.lis,
Jr. Arselius West assisted with the
floral decorations.
A wedding supper was served im
mediately after the ceremony to the
attendants and members of the
family. The table decoration was
a huge bowl of white lilies and mari
golds flanked
either side by tall
white tapers tied with tiny white
baby ribbon.
Miss Rose received her B.S. de
gree in Physical Education at West
Virginia State College and had been
teaching at Dunbar High School for
the past year. She is a member of
the Silhouette Club and holdfe an
office in the Dayton branch of the
Junior League.
Mr. Dickens received his educa
tion in the Dayton public schools.
He graduated from the Worsham
CoJ.ege of Embalming in Chicago
and has been associated with the
W. T. Brown, Jr., undertaking estab
lishment for the pas^ several years.
He and Mrs. l)ickeng will moke their
home'temporarily in Chicago.
Guests at the wedding included
only members of both families and
close friends.
Reserved seats for World War
Veterans. Atty. W. O. Stokes will
be master of ceremonies. Mrs. Lucy
Dixon, Sixth Ward Gommitteewom
an Mrs. Maggie Cannon, Seventh
Ward Committeewomaii Mrs. Kn
gen«» Wilson, secretary.
The public »s invited to attend.
B. Cox to train eight Negro
physicians and a Negro nurse
in the detection and care of
tuberculosis among members
of their own race. The health
problems of the Negro cannot
be disassociated from the
health problems of the entire
o u n i y E o s a i s i n
from the ranks of the Negro
race itself to combat its dis
ease and elevate its health
standards deserve not only the
commendation but also the as
sistance of all Cincinnati.
Naturally, the committee in
charge of plans for the local
"World's Fair" are not aim
ing as high as did Grover
Whalen or the management
of the Golden Gatt Interna
tional Exposition. To be locat
ed on the C. and O. Grounds
at Fourth and Smith Streets,
the fair rwill stress the achieve
ment of Negroes in all lines of
endeavor on a tabloid scale of
the other world's fairs, and'
will boast its share of amuse
ment devices. Fol a week at
least, Cincinnati may well ad
vise the world: Go to all three
a i s j-
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The announcement this week that
Rev. Charles T, Isom will seek mem
bership on the Dayton School Board
has created new hope on the West
Side for representation on the
Board of Education,
Rev. Isom is active in local civic
organizations, being a member of
the boards of the Council of Social
Agencies, Council of Churches, trus
of the. Sunday Seluxf Council
of Religious education. uu,j a mem
ber of the advisory committee fov
the l)e Sot a HasH courts.
He is executive secretary of the
Ohio Baptist. General association
with a membership of churches,
and secretary-treasurer-elect of the
Da.vtou Ministerial association.
Attends Conference
I i u e o i o n
of Gordon avenue, who for ten days
studied problems facing industrial
workers at a live state regional con
ference at Tower. IIill ('amp. Saw
year, Michigan. Miss Robinson rep
resented the tyue Moon Industrial
Club of the Fifth Street YWCA.
To Get Medal
Dr. M. D. Wiicman,
Washington, member of the execu
tive board and chairman of the Nn
(Continued on
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