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Cayton's weekly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1916-1921, September 21, 1918, Image 3

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It is reported that 4,400 Negro farmers in
Virginia raised all their home supplies, 969
opened new bank accounts, 1,233 increased
their bank accounts and in one county 8
graded school buildings at an average cost
of $1,500 have been erected.
The steel corporation is building 1,000
cottages to house Negroes and 400 to house
whites in North Mobile, Ala., where there
is a large shipbuilding plant. Bathing
beaches for each race and social work of
various kinds are being furnished.
In Mobile, Ala., a labor union of seventy
five white and colored shoe workers has
been organized.
Forty colored men from the South, be
yond draft age, have been placed as waiters
at Murray's Restaurant, Broadway and
Forty-second Street, New York City.
Music and Art —Roy Wilkins has been
elected president of the Mechanical Arts
High School Literary Society at St. Paul,
Minn., over two white candidates.
Mme. E. A. Hackley has held a folk-song
festival in Louisville, Ky., with a chorus of
300 voices.
Two thousand people witnessed an Inde
pendence Day pageant at Hampton Institute
under the direction of Mrs. W. T. B. Will
iams. The music was under the direction of
R. Nathaniel Dett.
A series of portraits of "Our Master
Minds" has been issued by C. M. Battey, of
the Photographic Division of Tuskegee In
stitute. They include photographs of Dou
glass, Washington, Dußois, Langston, Bruce
and Dunbar.
Joseph H. Douglas, the violinist, has be
come head of the violin department of the
Music School Settlement for Colored People,
New York City.
The Musical Observer for August pub
lishes the conclusion of "The Drum in Afri
ca—The Use eof Music by a Primitive Peo
ple in Time of War" by Maud Cuney Hare.
Musical America notes the folk-song cot
erie of St. Paul, Minn, an asosciation of
nine colored women who are giving pro
grams of folk-songs and plays.
An excellent exhibit of paintings by col
ored artists, manuscripts, music, books, etc.,
was held in the early part of August at the
Carlton Avenue Y. M. C. A., Brooklyn, N.
Y., by the Negro Library Association. The
catalog of twenty-four pages was by A. A.
Schomberg and R. T B.rowne.
On August 2, the Soldier's Comfort Unit
of Boston, Mass., gave an entertainment at
the Houghton Estate, Cambridge, the pro
gram of which was given by the New York
Clef Club, with the added feature of a
"Military Dance," a solo number danced by
a young dancer of Boston, Miss Imogene
Roundtree. Special comment was made on
the playing of the saxophonist of the Clef
Club, Miss Mazie Mullins, whose numbers
and pleasing stage deportment have caused
favorable notice during her engagement
with the Clef Club. This club has been ap
pearing at Ye Wilbur Theatre in Boston.
On Juyl 4, at Passaic, N. J., Melville
Charlton, a colored musician of Brooklyn,
N. Y., was acompanist for Ernest Davis,
leading tenor of the Boston Opera Company,
and Richard Parks, bass, of the Manhattan
Opera Company, under the auspices of the
National Security League. Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt was the speaker.
Thoedore Roosevelt Taylor, a lad twelve
years old, who lives in Chase City, Va., has
been found to possess unusual musical gifts.
He has played the reed organ since he was
four years old.
Education. —Because many of the students
at Hampton Institute are within the draft
age, the admission age has been changed
from seventeen to sixteen years.
Lauretta Holland graduated from the
Mount Holly High School, N. J., as valedic
torian of her class, and was awarded ap rize
for her work in English.
At the Southern University Summer
School, Baton Rouge, La., 50 teachers recei v
ed certificates of credit and twenty-six were
awarded teachers' certificates.
The John F. Slater Board reports that 54
county training schools in the South during
the last year taught 958 colored students
above the seventh grade. The Slater Fund
contributed $27,552 toward this work, the
General Education Board $12,225, and the
counties spent from public funds $122,050.
The Jeanes Foundation reports that dur
ing the month of January, 1918, in 203 coun
ties of the South 212 supervising teachers
were meployed for 2,395 schools with 162,-
882 pupils.
Xavier University, New Orleans, La., has
been recently authorized to confer degrees
by the Legislature of Louisiana. Eighteen
high school graduates were sent out this
In St. Louis, Mo., a modern school build
ing with twenty-one rooms is to be devoted
entirely to seventh, eighth and ninth grade
colored pupils. The Sumner High School
is accredited" by the North Central Asoscia
tion of High Schools and recently has been
recognized by the University of Chicago.
M. W. Fort, a colored boy of twelve,
ranked his class of ninety-nine in the Har
vard Grammar School, Cambridge, Mass.
Eva Farrar, Wililam J. Clark and Lillian
M. Whiting were graduated from the
Bridgeport, Conn., High School. Miss Whit
ing won the second Barnum prize for speak
ing and graduated with honor. The Barnum
prizes were setablished by the late B. T.
Barnum. There were twenty-four contest
The Church. —Lady Mary McGill, a promi
nent Catholic, left a bequest of $19,500 for
St. Anthony's Colored Mission in Mobile,
The Rt. Rev. Mgr. John E. Burke, who
has headed the Negro Catholic Mission since
1907, is asking for a fund of $40,000 to sup
port his work.
Union Baptist Church in New York City
raised $6,340 in a recent rally. The Rev. Mr.
George H. Smith is pastor.
Olivet Baptist Church, Chicago, 111., pur
chased a $5,000 cash Liberty Bond last No
vember. It has also bought the First Bap
tist Church, white, at a cost of $85,000,
white organizations and friends giving $25,
--000 toward it. In sixty days $11,199 was
raised. The church, which has 7,240 mem
bers, will occupy its new home late in Sep
tember. The Rev. Mr. L. K. Wililams is
Second Baptist Church, of Detroit, Mich.,
in a three-day drive raised $53,000. This
was the third big effort the church has made
since its building was burned in February.
They have been phenomenally successful in
raising funds to rebuild their structure with
out having to negotiate a loan. The Rev.
Mr. R. L. Bradley is pastor.
Social Progress. —Governor Bickett, of
North Carolina, presided over a conference
at the State House with representative Ne
groes who discussed the problem of Negro
labor. Dr. George E. Haynes, Director of
Negro Economics for the U. S. Department
of Labor, was present. Committees were ap
pointed to cary out the plans.
Colored elementary grade teachers in
Washington, D. C, have formed Local Union
27, of the American Federation of Teachers.
Professor C. H. Thomas is president.
In 1917, the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People protested
against the following statement in the Co
lumbia University Bulleting of information:
"Since no special arrangements are made
for colored students, such students in case
they are unable to make arrangements with
friends, are advised to write for informa
tion regarding rooms and board to the Resi
dence Bureau, Teachers College, Columbia
University." In the 1918 Bulletin this
statement is omitted.
Mrs. J. H. McPherson, a colored woman,
has been appointed quarantine officer in the
City Health Department, Chicago, 111.
In a collision on the Nashville, Chatta
nooga and St. Louis Railroad 107 people
were killed and 86 injured, nearly all being
Negro laborers caught in the flimsy "Jim-
Crow" car.
The white Elks at their Atlantic City
meeting were advised by the rules to give
up litigation against colored Elks.
Because of protests by the N. A. A. C. P.,
the State Board of Control of Milwaukee,
Wis., has decided that Negroes be admitted
to sanitariums on the same terms as whites.
A colored teacher, Miss Viola Van Buren,
has been appointed in Rochester, N. Y., at
Public School Number 10.
Colored soldiers of the Labor Battalion at
Camp Gordon, Ga., are being used as labor
ers to save the peach crop. They are paid
civilian wages and are transported to and
from their work in motor trucks.
Girl students at Hampton Institute are to
have a new dormitory to cost $65,000,
through the donation of Mrs. John S. Ken
nedy, of New York. It wil bear her name
and the building wil be constructed by the
Hampton Institute Trade School.
A colored interne has been placed at
Bellevue Hospital, New York City, in the
person of Dr. U. C. Vincent, a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania Medical
When Mrs. Elsie Bond, a colored proba
tion officer in Philadelphia, Pa., took up her
residence at 2936 Ellsworth Street, the
white people stoned it. a race riot followed
Washing-ton for King County.
Lizzie Bridgewater, Plaintiff, vs. Frank Bridgewater,
Defendant.—No Summons by Publication.
The State of Washington to the said Frank Bridge -
water, Defendant:
You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty
days after the date of the first publication of this
summons, to-wit: within sixty days after the 21st
day of September, 1918, and defend the above entitled
action in the above entitled court, and answer the
complaint oft he plaintiff, and serve a copy of your
answer upon the undersigned attorney for plaintiff
at his office below stated; and in case of your fail
ure so to do, judgment wil be rendered against you
according to the demand of the complaint, which
has been filed with the clerk of said court.
The object of the above entitled action is to ob
tain a decree of divorce from the defendant by the
plaintiff on the grounds of drunkeness and cruelty.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
P. O. Address, 316 Pacific Block, Seattle, Wash.'
Sept. 21—Oct. 2, 1918.
Tonsorial Work. 800 Main Street, Seattle. Latest
race papers. All kinds of toilet supplies.
218 Washington St.
Serves the best Chile Con Carne and
Light Lunches
Good Service
Mrs. Tena Anderson, Proprietress

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