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THE AMPLIFIER
(J. HENRY JAMES)
The fimplitief
( J-HENRY JAMES )
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Richmond Prof. Steps On Dr. Barbour’s
Toes-He’s Somewhat Sore About It!
AMPLIFIER: “Newton, you look
mighty jovial. Tell us whats up.’
MR. NEWTON: “I was looving
over the paper, THE RICHMOND
PLANET, before you came in and
saw where Prof. C. H. Pearson, of
Virginia Union University, Rich
mond, Va., comes back at Dr. R. R
Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Insti
tute, who addrest an appreciative au
dience at SAINT PAUL’S CHURCH,
heie a few days ago. Prof. Pearson
criticized Dr. Moton s address se
ver ely. And Dr. J. Pius Barbour,
one of Alabama’s noted writers .gets
sore about it and cames back at
Prof. Pearson strong. This Alabama
writer says that Pearson is simply
trying to nag Moton. That the Pi ox.
thinks that Dr. Moton doesn’t have
much devotion for his race. What do
you think about it?”
AMPLIFIER: “To be frank with
you, I believe that Dr. Moton has
the Negro race greatly at heart; 1
certainly do.”
MRS. NORCROSS: “Why I saw
that article, it was printed in The
Planet. I am well acquainted with
Rev. Prof. Pearson. He’s our own,
but we didn’t know that he would at
tempt to bait and flash at ‘Doctor
Moton.’ Did you Ampie?”
AMPLIFIER: “Yes, why not?
Pearson is one of our competent
young men of the State. Of course
he has a right to express his opin
ion on matters of vital importance."
MR. NEWTON: “Mrs. Norcross,
you were going to say something a
moment ago. What was it?”
MRS. NORCROSS: “I say, I think
very little of Dr. Barbour, that Ala
bama writer’, for the uncompliment
ary things which he said to our own,
Rev. C. H. Pearson, ox Virginia Un
ion University. If Prof. Peai’son did
come back, Dr. Barbour of Alabama
had not right to do so Let hir.i
read this Biblical saying which gofcsi
somewhat like this: ‘If thine enemy
smote thee on the right cheek, turn
ye the other side.’ ”
MR. NEWTON: “Yea, but this
Alabama writer finds another Bibli
cal saying which reads somewhat
like this: ‘What-so-ever thy hands
findeth to do, do it with all thy
might.’ Alfho, he was very light
ON Prof. Pearson. His article was
timely, as well as searching. His
reply to this Richmond Prof, was
short enough to attract his attention
anu long enough to cover the sub
ject. He said much to Prof. Pearson
in a few words for attacking Dr.
R. R. Moton.”
AMPLIFIER: “Newton, you may
say what you please, but Prof. Pear
son said some very strong things in
regards to Dr. Moton’s address—real
eye-opening. Thousands of people
read his article with intense inter
est. And many are thinking some
what from his point of view. Many
are tied up. Yea, Prof Pearson may
be a local chap, but he is certainly
wearing his thinking cap—and Mo
ton knows it.”
MR. NEWTON: “You hush, Mis
ter Common Sense might tell you
that any ordinary person can tie
knots, but wise men loose them. Ur.
Barbour, in his article of November
1C, 1930, made it very clear to the
READING PUBLIC that Dr. R. R.
Melon, principal of Tuskegee Insti
tute, is a devoted leader of the
Negro race. His article pierced
‘Pearson like a two-edged sword,
cutting both ways.’
AMPLIFIER: “I don’t think that
Dr. Barbour, (the Alamaba writer)
said very much to Prof. Pearson.
Suppose you see the publisher of
the RICHMOND PLANET and ask
him to let you see a copy of the
paper of November 1, 1930; that
you may see exactly what Pearson
says. Naw, I don’t think Barbour i
said anything to Pearson much.’’
MR. NEWTON: “I agree with you;
naw, Dr. Barbour did not say so
MUCH, but what he did SAY, in few
words, was very, very WEIGHT/,
and right to the POINT. This Ala
bama writer said a lot to Prof.
Pearson. His was brief, convincing,
pointed, magnetizing and didactic.
Let Prof. Pearson take notice and
govern himself accordingly.”
\MPLIFIER: “Ura, you think you
said something that time.”
MR. NEWTON: “Nobe, I don’t
think I said anything, but Dr. J. Pius
Barbour, the Alabama writer, has
saiiT it. When he saw whjit Prof.
C. H. Fearson said concerning Dr.
R. R. Moton’s address here at St.
Paul’s Church; this Alabama writer,
takes it up immediately. He turned
thriftily around to his desK—in his
revolving chair, graps up his philo
sophical pen, taps Prof. Pearson on
his head and says to him, ‘now, you
go on back in that school-room and
hear cyour jclass; and stop NAG
GING DR. MOTON, behave your
self. Te-hee.”
MRS. NORCROSS: “These breth
ren should not carry on this sort of
controversy. Where is their relig
ion? Let Prof. Pearson and others
stop nagging Dr. Moton. If they
don’t stop there will be still more
growling heard from Alabama.
They’ll make it so hot for them—
they’ll feel like ‘biting the dust.’ ”
AMPLIFIIER: “Good-bye; we
will talk about “CHURCHES next
week. Be sure to get the Richmond
Planet.
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Highlights Of Dr. Hancock’s Sermon
Last Sunday
(By Everett C. White)
Although the weathre was cloudy
the service at Moore Street Baptist]
Church was well attended. Dr. R.
0. Johnson the pastor Emeritus who
has been out of the City for several
weeks was present and read the
morning lesson. Dr. Hancock preach
ed from the subject “A slap on the
back.” He used as his text Acts, 23rd
Chapter, 11 verse, which reads
“And the night following the Lord
stood by him and said, Paul ce of
good cheer.” Dr. Hancock’s sermon
in part as follows:
The heroines are the inspiration
of the world and without heroisms
history would be drab and colorless.
Without doubt courage is the most
admired of human qualities for
through it men achieve the heroisms
of life. There is no more inspiring
sight than to see a courageous man
in the arena of life fighting against
dreadful odds. And there is no more
depressive sight than to see a dis
couraged man vanquished from the
battlefield of life battered and brob
en and with bowed head. The man
who walgs to th° electric chair
somehow thrills us as never could he
who must be borne upon the arms of
tween real courage and brute cour
powerful guards.
There is a real difference be
age. That was brute courage that
sent to sudden death THAT NOBLE
SIX HUNDRED so graphically told
by Tennyson in his “charge of the
light brigade.” Captain Nolen made
a mistake in the orders of Lord Rag
lan at Balaklava when he sent six
hundred men against thirty thousand'
Russians behind cannon. The men
who obeyed were truly brave, but
Captain Nolen was a coward. Theirs
was not to make reply; theirs was
not to raeson why; theirs but to
do or die; into the valley of death
rode the six hundred. In other words
it takes nobility of pui’pose to make
a courageous heart. Only the cause
of righteous can give real courage.
Moses pleading with Pharaoh; Abra
ham on moving day; Paul purposing
to preach at Rome; Jesus setting his
fare toward Golgotha and John
Lrcwn resolving on the attack at
Harper’s Ferry. That was true cour
age. Paying a tribute to courage one
has said: It is the shield of the dt
fenceless, the submit to injustive.
Courage i sa Heaven sent commis
sion unfortunate and the feeble, to
; b? the stern guardian of private
: rights and public morals, to meet
tyranny with unquenchable defiance
and to stand forth the paladin of 1
lierty. It may dwell in a heart for
years and none know o fi+; but let
the time come when truth and jus
tice demand its play and it blazes
out bright as the sun a noondoy and
mighty as Vesuvius in eruption.
1. CHILDHOOD—Not only do lit
tle children need encouragement but
their l’ttle heo’-tr- hunger for it. One
has said that it is better to spit in
the fac' of kings than to make a
child afraid. Likewict it is the height
of cruelty to deny encouragement to
ohildren. A little encouragement
goes a long way with children. That
i swhy children love mothers. Moth
ers are so full of encouragement.
That is .he great misfortune of be
ing motherless, the lack of encour
agement often embitters liie.
Childhood is the time of dreams
and it takes great encouragement to
makt dreams come true. Children
in orphanages are more backward
than the child ot fhe home. The lat
ter has more encouragement. I was
insnired a few days ago when one
girl complimented anothtr for h r
singing. It is in childhood that the
encouragement habit must be form
ed.
2. MATURITY—Childhood with
its dreams passes so swift awav and
we are in the midst of a rough and
rugged life. We are forced to fight
or fail. In the eyes of the world
very few men succeed. Thert must
be then about us many failures in
the conflict o flife. The husband and
father are beset on any sides and so
often hardprtssed in the battle of
life. Unepmloyment, poor business,
flipinr'ointment. eomoetition. the de
ands of a growing family place hus
bands and fathers in the front line
mmllmwhyingofamwudfm.a; ro aw
trenches of the battle of life.
“Neither heat nor cold nor rain nor
gio.ri of night hinders the couriers
from the swift completion o ftheir
appointed rounds.” Herodotus. So
must it be with men and women
struggling with adversity. Just a
slap on the back means only God can
tell. Somebody who died might have
lived and some who live might have
uied. The slap made the difference.
The difference between life and
death, success or failure, smiles and
frowns is a matter of this slap.
3.0LD AGE—The old are disabled
soldiers in the battle of life. They
have waged their fight and they
have held the ramparts until we
could bring up reinforcements. Th :ir
hoary heads and drooping forms
are marks left by the armies of
time.
Nor the years draw’ nigh when
thou shalt say I have no pleasure in
them; while the sun or the moon or
the stars or the light be not darken
<a. r.cr the clouds return after the
rain.
The most pathetic and inspiring
incident was that o fa little fellow
weeping ovt rliis mothers grave beg
ging his liftle wteping sister net to
cry. Tears trying to strengthen the
tearful. Negroes need this slap on
the back from everybody and i><c
ially from Negroes. Neg»’i business,
Negro youth, Negro enterprise, Ne
gro professionals, Negro churches,
Negro fraix'nities. Lile Paul wo are
about to be torn to pieces and a slap
on th<* tack is in order. “Be '.f good
cheer.”
Only those whom the .Lord stands
lv need expect the slap on the back
of the Master.
Hear Dr. Hancock next Sunday
The Church welcomes you.
MR. STEWARD NOTES AN ERROR
Richmond, Va.
November 17, 1930
Mr. Roscoe C. Mitchell,
Editor of Richmond Planet:
I am writing to call your attention
to an error in your last week’s edi
tion, because I believa The Richmond
Planet is covered with enough mer
it d glory, not to accept any which
mav be misnlaced upon it.
Ip Dr. Ransome’s article, he state®
that the Planet was the first colored
weekly published in Richmond. This
is in error. Previous to it, my fath
er, the late 0. M. Steward, in assoeia
cion with P. H. Woolfolk, published
th° Virginia Star. This paner was
published from 1875 to about the
I time of the Planet’s appearance.
He had formerly taught school,
having among his punils the pre
sent Mrs. Maggie L. Walker, Mr. W.
H. Walton and vour illustrious un
i clt, John Mitchell, Jr. There were
others and I think any of them now
’nn'rr ivsii tell you that his aim was
not simply to teach but to inspire. I
know John Mitchell, Jr., admitted
inspiration from him and I am
proud of havin'* had the honor of
writing one of the published eulogies
of Hon John Mitchell. Jr.
S. P. B. STEWARD
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NOTED PASTOR SURPRISED
ON HIS BIRTHDAY
_
Friends of Dr. Wm. H. Stokes,
Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist
Church, gathei’ed on the night of
November 11th, his birthday to
surprise him- Dr. Stokes had no
inkling of what was being planned
and was quite surprised when
I friends began to call over the
telephone to “drop in".
Dr. J. A. Brinkley was the first
to arrive, he was soon followed by
nearly the entire Deacon Board
of the Ebenezer Baptist Church,
lead by Deacon J. J. Carter, and
the following Deacons, Rhorer,
Smith, Patterson, George L.
Branch, Jefferson, Brown, Stokes,
Bland and others. Soon came Dr.
S- L. Parham and wife together
with the entire Deacon Board of
the Mosby Memorial Baptist
Church among whom were Dea
cons Wilson, Watson, Lecoss,
Johnson, Brown, Cousins and
others, Dr. S. A. Brown and Mrs.
S. A. Brown life long friends of
Dr. and Mrs. Stokes came from
Petersburg bringing greetings
from the Gilfield Baptist Church
of w'hich Dr. Browm is pastor.
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Begining Week of December 6th
“®f)e Wads Utlp"
BY CORA BALL MOTEN
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ALL STAR CAST OF 76
“THE ACE OF MUSICAL COMEDIES
First Great New York Musical Comedy Hit in
Richmond Since "Rose Marie”
SPECIAL COLORED BALCONY
Night - - 75c Thanksgiving Matinee 50c
Their personal gifts and also
gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wil
son, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Johnson
came from the First Baptist
Church bringing tokens. Mrs.
bioiies recuesteu that Mrs. John
son act as Toast Mistress which
she did splendidly. Dr. C. C. fccott
and Deacon John Beard respond
ed to the Toast from the fifth
Street Baptist Church. Deacon
Cousins made the presentation
from Mosby Memorial. Deacon
beorge L. Branch responded and
made the presentation from the
Ebenezer Baptist Church. Dr. V.
L. luinsome, pastor of the First
Baptist Church South Richmond,
telephoned his congratulations but
was unable to attend on account
of an engagement which took him
to Fredericksburg, Va. Mrs. Mary
E. cousins and Mrs. Emma Wynn
responded to the toast and repre
sented the women. Mrs. Mary 13.
Branch, Mrs. Kate Jackson ar.d
Mr. Robert Moss of the Ebenezcr
Church were among the many
guests. Dr. Joseph T. Hill, pastor
of the Second baptist Church, a
classmate of Dr. Stokes was u:i
avoidably detained at his church
and did not reach the party in
time but sent his congratulation!.
Mrs. Stokes was assisted ty
Miss K- N. Cunningham, Mr.!.
Lillie E. Baskerville, Miss Ger
trude Wilson, Mrs. Carrie Mit
chell, Mrs. Ora Holmes, Mrs. Leila
A. Wynn, Miss Martha Powell,
and Mrs. Effie Simons.
The house was beautifully dec
orated with potted plants and cut
flowers the gift of friends. A de
lightful menu was served consist
ing of chicken salad on lettuce,
finger rolls, potato chips, pickle i,
salted peanuts, after dinner mints,
ice cream and cake and hot ch>
coiace- .
Dr. Stokes was the recepient of
many gifts and congratulations.
The menu was served by Mr.
Chas. West assisted by Raymond
Fairfax, A1 Robinson, J. J. Roo
inson, W. Paul Thomas and J. li
Jackson, M. C. Swisher.
Beautiful birthday cake spec
ially made for the occasion was
the gift of Deacon and Mrs. J. J
Carter, Mrs- Ethel Epps Wilson,
Mrs. Lillie E. Baskerville Mrs.
Ora Holmes, Miss Martha Powell
and Mrs. Carrie Mitchell.
The affair was not intended to
be ar. elaborate one owing to the
long illness of Dr. Stokes, who is
much improved. Mrs. Stokes gave
the party to her husband as his
birthday present- Hundreds of
of friends and members of
the Ebenezer Baptist are wishing
that Dr. Stokes would have anoth
er birthday party soon in which
they might participate, but those
nearest to him felt that he could
not stand the strain of a large
party. All wish him many more
iianpy birthdays.
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THE PARENT-TEACHER ASSO
CIATION OF RICHMOND
The Virginia Congress of Par
ent-Teachers will meet co-jointly
with the Virginia State Teacher
Association, November 25th-2oin,
beginning Wednesday, 4:3U p.
m., at Armstrong High School. All
are invit-d to attend this and nil
other sessions.
This is the third annual meet
ing. Many interesting topics will
be discussed. The problem of vi
tal interest to Parents
is child health. Two special
speakers for Friday morning are
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown. The Re
serve Officer, V. S. R. H.’s, Wash
ington, D. C. .
Miss Nancy Vance, acting direc
tor of the Sanitation Campaign,
State Health Department, Rich
mond, has three state officers who
are depending on all parents to
eive a full attendance at all meet
ings. Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., and
Thursday, 3 p.m., at which time
our children will put on a dem
onstration in Armstrong High
School, showing the work of their
teachers through our children
Please fill the building. The
Richmond presidents of P. T. As
sociation. Mrs. Rose B. Atkins,
Webster School,Mrs. Emma E.
Howell, Booker T. Washington,
Mrs. Jno. Porter Smith, Navy Hill,
Mrs. Carrie B. Williams, Baker
Mother Club, Mrs. Hannah John
son, Moore School, Mrs. Eliza
beth Bouie, Randolph School, Mrs.
Mary Puttman, Fulton School,
Mrs. Clara G. Pervall, R. M. El
ba School. Call Madison 4400
for your needs while in the city.
Mrs. Pervall, who is Executive
Chairman of Booker T. Washington
School Library Fund with the un
tiring help of Mrs. Annie Hicks
have been successful in securing
the sum of $186.25 for which our
children are very happy. Mrs.
Hicks is Chairman of the Enter
tainment Committee and First Vice
of B. T. Washington School. “We
believe in the American Children
and in their ability to work out a
safe democracy for the future”
P. T. A. of Richmond, Va.
LOSES ONLY BROTHER
Mr. Augustus Towns, brother of
Dr. A. S- Thomas and deacon of
the Greenwood Bapt. Church, Boyd
ton, Va., died November 16, 1930,
at Boydton, Va. The funeral was
was preached by Dr. Yancey.
GEORGE WHITE’S “FLYING
HIGH’’ AT LYRIC NEXT WED.
AND THURSDAY ONLY
“Flying High,” George White’s
musical comedy sensation, comes
to the Lyric Theatre next Wed
nesday and Thursday, November
25 and 27, with a matinee Thanks
giving Day.
All reports agree that this now
famous piece is graced by excel
lent popular music, plenty of
laughter, girls and dancing. What
with its scenic beauty and cos
tum enovelty, it is one of the out
standing hits in America today.
Bobby Connolly, one of the best
little directors in musical comedy,
has staged the whilrwind dances.
DeSylva, Brown and Henderson
have put it over again for George
White’s “Flying High” is real en
tertainment.
Special Colored Balcony for
this attraction. Plenty of good
seats are available. Evenings 75c
Matinee 50c.
Miss Harriett Wilson
Crowned “Miss Union”
Locates Here
DR. J. CONWAY WILSON
Dr. J. Conway Wilson announces
the opening of his dental office at
1801 Idlewood Avenue, corner Al
len Avenue, over West Side Drug
Co.
Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the
Howard University Dental Col
lege. He is a member of the Om
ega Psi Phi Fraternity and tho
Chi Lamda Kappa Honorary Den
tal Society.
The public is invited to inspect
his office. Hours: 9 a.m. to 12
noon; 1 to 5 p.m, and 6 to 8 p.m,
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HOWARD—LINCOLN GAME
ATTRACTS RACE ELItE
Washington, D. C., Nov. 17.—
Reports from Chicago and New
lurk indicate the largest atten
dance upon the Howard-Lincoln
game at Washington on Thanks
giving day in the history of the
original football classic.
According to A1 Monroe in the
Chicago Whip the largest con
tingent of Chicagoans ever to wit
ness a foreign football battle will
attend the Washington game. One
train has been sold out solid and
tickets are now being sold on the
second section, the excursion be
ing sponsored by the Bronzeman
Magazine, together with the al
umni of the two schools.
Heading the troop of rough
riders from the middle west, ac
cording to reports, will be Oscar
DePriest who was recently return
ed to his seat in the House of Re
presentatives and the Hon. Lewis
B. Anderson, alderman of the
Second Ward.
Instead of a single train the
Queen of the Classic has been
provided with a reduced rate on
all of the Pennsylvania trains
• leaving New York after midnight
November 26. If history repeats
itself the B. and 0. Railroad will
bring excursion crowds quite as
large as those carried by the
Pennsylvania.
As m former years it is expect
ed that the New York contingent
will include Dr. Peter Marshall
Murray, member of the Board of
Trustees of Howard University,
and Dr. Roberts, member of the
Board of Trustees of Lincoln, Dr
T. W. Granady, president of the
New York Howard alumni, Dr.
Marshall Ross, and Dr. Hudson
Oliver, Dr. J. N. Cesteros and
other Howard alumni, together
with a host of Lincoln graduates,
Mme. A’Alelia Walker, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Austin and numer
ous other neutral friends.
From North Jersey will come
Dr. S. L. Catlett, president of the
North Jersey Howard alumni, Dr.
W. G. Alexander, for many years
Lincoln’s graduate manager of
athletics, “Kid” Collins, Dr. Mau
rice Curtis and Dr. George Kyle,
with Drs. “Ike” Lawrence, Gene
Allen, Charles Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Dean, Lawrence
Christmas, Willard Grinnage, Dr.
Burwell and Attorney Wesley
Lawrence among the Philadel
phia representatives.
“Juice” Jamison, Lincoln s
graduate manager and Roland
Milburn will be among those who
come from Wilmington. From
Harrisonburg will come Mr. and
Mrs. W. Justin Carter.
The Balt, group will be headed
by Mrs. Vashti Murphy, pres, of
the Baltimore Howard alumni and
her husband, Carl Murphy, pre
sident of the Afro-American Pub
lishing Company; Mr. and Mrs.
Lowell Cuzzens, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Loomis, Mr. Wm. Miner
and Mr. and Mrs. Maunce Hous
ton are expected, according to the
social register from Detroit.
INDEPENDENT SOCIAL CLUB,
INC.
Dear Friends and Patrons:
It is a great pleasure to us to
know that you are supporters of
our club. You deserve great cred
it for the loyal way in which you
have stood by us during our ex
istence as a club. You have been a
great asset to us in making possi
ble our success. We want to as
sure you that wherever you see
1. S. C. you may feel sure of a
hearty welcome. We extend to
you an invitation to visit our
club room at Price’s Hall, 3rd floor
Room 4, at 5 p.m., on the first and
third Sunday of each month. We
shall endeavor to give you clean,
wholesome entertainment. We
desire to be honest, kind, friend
ly, courteous and helpful.
We extend our heartiest appre
ciation for your patronage. Thank
ing you in advance for any con
sideration you may give us in the
future.
Very Sincerely yours,
Independent Social Club, Inc.,
Zack W. Landis, Jr., Pres
H. L. Ross, Secretary.
A. T. Payne, Jr., Chairman of
Entertainment Committee.
Miss Jeanette La
than Close Second
BY RUBERT PICOTT
Diminutive, beautiful Miss Harriet
Wilson was on November 8, at the
Virginia Union-Virginia State home
coming game announced as the win
ner oi tne “Miss Union” Popularity
contest, hat evening at the Eiks re
treat, amid the flowing plams and
as gay dancers waltzed to the mel
low tunes, under dim maroon and
oteele lights, Miss Wilson was of
ficially crowned, “Miss Union” for
the year 1930-31.
Miss Jeanette Lathan was official
ly announced a runner-up as the
hall rang clear and loud with hearty
appiause for both of these success
ful contestents, gay cheers from 750
Union and State merrimakers.
Iviiss Wilson, a popular young de
butante of Richmond, is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Percy Wilson
of 410 W. Clay Street.
Miss Wilson, a well-known co-ed
of Union, when interviewed at home
by a reporter was dressed in a
charming outfit of green with shoes
ox black trimmed with lizzard and
neutral stockings. Five foot, six
inch's in height, this young Miss is
neither blonde nor brunette, but is
sort of a mixture of golden brown,
with lovable brown eyes. Her ambi
t.on is to go on the stage, Broad
way and the bright lights in a few
years—perhaps, to take the place of
Ethel Barrymore. She was found
reading the magazine, “Theatre.”
The favorite pastimes as told are
dancing and driving in the country
side. This little girlie has a voice
of charming proportions with a lit
tle note of indifference; an indif
ference that grips and holds one,
mats you want to listen to her speak
always.
She doesn’t deny that no little a
mount of her success belongs to Mr.
Robert Cooley, her business mana
ger. .
The crown was presented to her
at the danct by Mr. Richard Kdler.
TOPICS IN AND AROUND THE
OLE VIRGINIA CAPITAL
BY RUPERT PICOTT
Mrs. Nannie Burroughs, national
ly known platform speaker and pre
sident of the National Training
School for Girls at Washington re
cently spoke at the dedication of
Morgan Hall at Virginia Union
Uni\ersity. She liked that part of
the play. “Green Pastures,” now
running in New York which depicts,
“a man who is a rock in a weary
land.”
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Much interest centers in the meet
i ing of the Forty-third Annual Ses
sion of the State Teachers’ Associa
tion of Virginia, which convenes here
j November 26, 27, 28.
At the Richmond Branch of the
N. A. A. C. P., held last Thursday
night, it was decided to conduct a
membership campaign for the pur
pose of securing new members and
so assist the National Organization
in its work. The campaign began
Monday 17, and will close about
January 1, 1931, in conjunction pro
gram. The public is requested to
*.ive these contestants their hearty
support by securing membership in
an organization which has done
mroe to safeguard the rights of the
Negro than any other organization
in America.
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LOCAL MARRIAGES
Pennie Parker 28, Ella Hammond
23, 1212 State St.
Robert Wells 30, Gladys Critten
ton 19, 706 E. Clay St.
John R. Smith 40, Lula Knight 38,
1015 Center St.
Wert James Burford 24, Virginia
Brown 20. 412 W. Tazewell St.
Edward Robinson 48, Mary John
son 44, 1403 N. 27th St.
Joshua Perry 22, Elizabeth White
19, 815 W. Grace St. (rear).
r Robert Henry Robinson 22, Mary
Elizabeth McDaniel 18, 403 E. Clay
St. . „
Joe Lawrence 38, Luvenia Fergu
son 30, 100 W. Clay St.
Thomas Smith 22, Marian Baker
18, 1217 W. Clay St.
Wonderfiel Perry 23, Lavania
White 18, 815 W. Clay St.
James Wesley Scott 49, Mary R.
Owens 50, 1303 W. Leigh St.
Carter Mitchell 25, Sallie Stewart
21, 931 W. Clay St.
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LOCAL DEATHS
Eddie Coleman, 404 W. Gordon St.,
age 2, died November 13.
Louise Hamm, 3022 Que St., age
57. died November 13.
Ella Bland ,2113 Banbridge St.,
age 53, died November 13.
Annie Butler, 622 Buchanan St.,
age 38, died November 13.
Dora Mosby Robinson, age 33,
died November 13.
Pearl Harris, 1214 Buchanan St.,
age 41, died November 13.
William Randolph, 123 W. Hill
St., age 47, died November 15.
Alice T. Snead Mannaker, Va.,
age 1, died November 15.
Toney George, 219 N. 17th St.,
age 42, died November 15.
Anna Gordon, 115 S. 1st St., age
27. died November 16.
Mildred Johnson, 609 N. 4th St.,
age 70, died November 16.
Joseph Kirby, 1812 Everette St.,
age 22, died November 16.
Missoire White, 1304 W. Moore
St., age 54, died November 17.
Edmonia B. Davis Tunstall, Va.,
ogo 69, died November 17.
George Johnson, 1729 Jacqueline
St., age 10, died November 17.
Pearl Walker, City Home, age 9
mo., died November 17.
Violet N. Thomas, 600 W. Leigh
St„ age 62, died November 17.

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