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VOLUME 111, NO. 15
Minneapolis Chorus in a Unique Musical
Appreciative Audience Hear
Very Splendid Program in
Mill City Tuesday.
A unique musical treat was pre
sented when the Mu-So Choral Club,
under the direction of Mr. W. C. Jef
frey, gave their sixth annual concert
at Wells Memorial Hall in Minneap
olis Wednesday evening. The Choral
club numbers were well rendered and
the appreciation of the audience was
thoroughly demonstrated by the sin
cere applause.
The featured numbers of the pro
gram were original compositions by
Mrs. Kathryn Smith, solos by Mr.
Mark Gibbs, instrumental number by
Miss Marienne Jeffrey and select
readings by Miss Mary Edith James.
These numbers, together with the ad
ditional renditions by the chorus, con
stituted one of the best programs
ever heard in the Mill City. The his
tory and works of the organization
were briefly stated by Mr. Wm.
Record Is Made.
This exceptional musical organiza
tion has made an enviable record be
cause of its superior service to the
community. Each members is a tal
ented vocalist and Mr. Jeffrey is de
serving of much credit for molding
a splendid musical organization and
keeping it intact for six seasons. The
only regret is that the l{u-So Choral
Club is not supported sufficiently by
public-spirited citizens so that it can
be heard more often in such pro
grams as was given Wednesday eve
ning. This organization has been
featured over WLAG in a radio pro
gram, sang on various concerts at the
noon day recital at the Court House
and appeared in various other pro
grams since its establishment six
years ago.
The Wells Memorial feel justly
proud for having such a splendid or
ganization on their roster and the
Race is uplifted by the demonstra
tion of talent by the Mu-So Choral
Weil Clothiers
Employ Race Man
One of the best known clothing
BUfrea in the city featuring correct
wearing apparel for men of all ages
is the L. Weil Clothing Store, located
at 433-435 Wabasha street. The
clothing and haberdashery sold by
this store are from such renowned
factories as The House of Kuppen
heimer, Clothcraft clothing; John B.
Stetson, hats, Manhattan shirts, and
Strong and Garfield shoes, all of
which are handled exclusively by this
Not only is the beat quality of
merchandise offered the buyer, but
the management Insists that courtesy
and satisfaction must be given to all.
This accounts for the lucrative busi
ness received by this store from its
The Weil Clothing Store is the only
clothing store in the city employing
one of our men as a salesman. Mr.
James Ware has been employed in
that capacity for a number of years
and is willing at all times to show
the various lines handled by this firm,
even though one is not ready to buy.
Men who are particular about their
dress should pay a visit to this store,
for there you will find style and qual
ity reasonably priced.
The Male Wedding which was giv
en at Union Hall by St. Paul Women
for the benefit of the Woman’s
N. A. A. C. P. % Defense Fund,
will be repeated at Pilgrim Baptist
church Tuesday evening, May 27, for
the benefit of the N. A. A. C. P.
Women’s Fund. Many were unable
to attend on account of the threaten
ing weather on the preceding date.
No doubt the church will be taxed to
its capacity on this date. The same
cast will appear.
Clarence Cameron White, violin virtuoso, is announced to
again appear in the Twin Cities in recital in the near future. Mr.
White was last heard here on March 1. His return engagement is
awaited with eager expectancy by all those who heard him in
March. Mr. White has just completed a successful tour of the
western section of the states, where he increased his great number
of friends and admirers.
Young Minister Outlines Work
That Will Be Uplifting to
Church Here.
The Rev. Ernest E. King, Mus. B.;
B. A. S., B. D., Pastor, filled the pul
pit Sunday morning and evening at
Camphor M. E. church and delivered
eloquent sermons at each service.
Rev. King comes to us well prepared
to carry on the great program of the
church. He is a graduate of the
Genach Conservatory of Music, doing
his major work in vocal and public
school music; also of the Chicago Y.
M. C. A. College with his major work
in general administration and sociol
ogy, and of Garret Biblical Institute,
Northwestern University, with his
major work in New Test Greek.
He is a zealous worker. Already
he has met his trustees and official
board, made out the church budget
and drafted plans to meet same.
To Receive Degrees.
He will return to Evanston, 111.,
June 1 to be present at the gradua
tion exercises of Garrett Biblical In
stitute, where he will received his
B. D. degree and B. A. S. Degree from
the Chicago Y. M. C. A. College. He
comes to. us well trained to carry on
the program we have been so much
in need of. During his years of study
at Garrett Biblical and the Chicago
Y. M. C. A. College he worked as
Boys' work and assistant secretary of
the Emerson St. Dept. Y. M. C. A.,
which position he held for 3Va years.
Rev. King has refused several Y. M.
C. A. positions to enter upon this
work. He is deeply interested in
boys, and hopes to build up a boys’
summer camp. The public is cordial
ly invited to attend our services.
Mothers' Day was well observed in
Minneapolis last Sunday. All of the
churches had special services in hon
or of Mother. Many people observed
the custom of wearing a flower, usu
ally a white or red carnation. St.
Peter’s, Bethesda, Zion, St. James’,
Border, Wayman and all the other
churches reported nice attendances.
Most of the Sunday schools had spe
cial, programs arranged Sunday eve
ning. Mrs. J. D. Bryant spoke *at
Wayman Chapel on “Social Service.”
Cecil Newman of the Minneapolis of
fice of the Bulletin read a paper on
Forum Plans For
Sunday Services
At the next meeting of the Forum,
Sunday, May 18, at the Elka’ Hall,
3:30 o'clock, our St. Paul friends will
hold the place of prominence. Mrs.
Hattie Hall’s pleasing contralto voice
will be heard in a group of songs, and
Mr. E. A. Carter, secretary of the
Urban League, will give the address.
Mr. Carter will be followed by a
whistling solo by Miss Mary Gratz,
accompanied by Mrs. Mandeville; and
a vocal number by Mr. Mark Gibbs,
tenor, accompanied by Mrs. Beatrice
Gibbs. The Forum Invites you to
hear this excellent program.
Woman’B Club
For Mitt City
With the approval of Mrs. James
Piage, the president, and the officers
of the Women’s Christian Association
and the people of Minneapolis who
are most Interested in the girl ques
tion, Mrs. E. M. Caphart will open on
the 30 of May, a Boarding Club for
Colored girls and young women,
named “The Cappal,” 2209 Fifth ave
nue south. We wont use the space
to describe this beautiful home for
our girls, but on the 30th of May
our doors will be open to you. Come
visit and inspect the club which may
be the future home of the wife, sis
ter or daughter. Visiting hours, 2
to 4 P. M. Everybody welcome.
Phone So. 3027. 2209 Fifth Ave So.
Mrs. Anna S. Brown of Waterloo,
lowa, most prominent woman In Bap
tist circles, was a visitor in the Twin
Cities the past week. For many years
Mrs. Brown has made the Mothers’
Day address at Zion Baptist church,
corner of Hoag and Seventh avenue
north, Minneapolis.
Mrs. Brown is vice-president at
large of the Western Baptist conven
tion and president of the Women’s
Convention in lowa. During her stay,
Mrs. Brown was the guest of Mrs.
Grant Bush and Mrs. Arthur Adams.
Mrs. Brown was a guest of honor at
the Baby Welfare Tea given at the
Howell Hotel.
New York.—The heavyweight
match between Bartley Madden and
Harry Wills, arranged for tomorrow
night at the Queensboro A. C., but
postponed when the outdoor stadium
was declared hazardous by fire offi
cials, will be held there Monday, May
26, If Fire Chief Kenlon approves al
terations now being made.
Keener Interest Displayed by the
White Group After Talks,
Says Branch Director.
New York.—Robdfct W. Bagnall,
director of branches of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, 69 Fifth Avenue, on
his return from a Western tour, an
nounced that following an address
he had delivered before white busi
ness men forming the Civic and Com
merce Association of Minneapolis, a
number of the white men had an
nounced they would give colored men
jobs in their businesses for the first
Mr. Bagnall’s Western tour took
in N. A. A. C. P. branches in Kansas
City, Topeka. Omaha, Denver, Pueb
lo, St. Paul, Jefferson City, St. Louis,
Milwaukee and Charleston, West Va.
He announced that colored people in
those cities had contributed a total
of 82,037.63 in cash and $8,876.30
in pledges toward the work of the
N. A. A. C. P., most of the contribu
tions being in sums of SIOO, $75, SSO
and $25. St. Louis led the list of
cities with cash and pledges amount
ing to $2,560.
Praises Mill City.
“My Western tour,” said Mr. Bag
nall, “disclosed a keener interest on
the part of white people in the work
of the N. A. A. C. P. than would be
supposed to exist. The Middle W’est
is re-acting strongly away from racial
bigotry. Before the Saturday Lunch
eon Club of Minneapolis I ridiculed
the theory of Nordic superiority and
was supported by practically the en
tire group of leading citizens there.
In fact, in that club a white profes
sor of biology recommended race
amalgamation as a solution for the
present problems.
“After my address before the
Gyrnel Doleth of Minneapolis, an or
ganization of prominent Jewish peo
ple, with 300 in attendance, they
passed an unanimous resolution to
make common cause with the N. A.
A. C. P. against racial and other
James Weldon Johnson, secretary
of the N. A. A. C. P., has been unan
imously elected a trustee of Atlantic
University to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Rev. Edward F.
Sanderson at a meeting of the Board
held in the Madison Avenue Presby
terian Church of New York.
“I am for economy” is a good slo
A Dainty Mise
Modern Priscilla Club is boosting
this chubby little candidate, and no
doubt she will be a prise winner. She
is the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Sykes, St. Anthony avenue.
Mr. and Mi's. John T. Jones, 528 West Central avenue, an
nounce the engagement of their sister, Miss Viola M. Ken*, to Mr.
John M. Culver of St. Paul. Mr. Culver is an automobile salesman,
representing the Raudenbush-Overland Company, and is one of the
popular young Twin Cities businessmen. Miss Kerr recently re
moved to St. Paul and quickly became one of the most amiable and
popular members of the younger set. The wedding is set for the
latter part of June.
Baby Contest to
Be Big Feature
The Popular Baby Contest, which
is being sponsored by the City Fed
eration, Thursday, May 22, at Union
Hall, Kent and Aurora avenues, will
be one of the biggest features for the
month of May. The proceeds of this
affair will go to the work of the Na
tional Association Funds.
The clubs presenting babies are
as follows: Sunshine Charity Art
club, Edress Few; The Modern Pris
cilla Art club, Adelaide Sykes; Every
woman Progressive Council, Albreta
Eileen Neal; The American Legion
Auxiliary, Kenneth Harris Stokes;
The Wednesday Study club, Hattie
Mae Smith; The Matrons of Round
Table club, Victoria Markus; Charity
Sewing Circle, Otis Skinner, and Vil
lia Wilson will present Vesta Gains.
The Excelsior club presents Gladys
Victoria Roberts; the “Press Baby,”
will be Laure Adele Hall.
The admission fee will be 15c.
Come out and boost for your favorite
The Baby Welfare Demonstration
and Tea held last Saturday at the Ho
tel Howell was a brilliant success.
Abourt forty babies and thirty-five
mothers were highly benefited by the
staff of the Baby Welfare Association.
Dr. Lillian Nye and Dr. Burton Ros
cnholtz delivered lectures on Child
Posture and "Nutrition” for the
growing child. Charts and Poster
were on exhibition and the nurses
answered questions relative to the
Proper Care of the Baby. The af
fair was sponsored by The Every
woman's Progressive Club. Mrs. W.
T. Francis, president, co-operating
with the St. Paul Urban League as a
part of the League’s Health Program.
The members of the club served tea
to the Mothers and guests. Delights
ful musical selections were rendered;
during the afternoon.
Following the program each child
was presented with a May doll dress
ed in dainty pastel shades of yellow,
pink, orchid, and blue hat to match.
The dolls were dressed by Miss Queen
Johnson and were the gift of the Ur
ban League. The children present
wero little Miss Gladys Roberts, Eli
nor Morrow, Laura Mae Smith, Ruth
Blayney, Arllne and Aquilla Davis,
Jerlene Presley, Helen Wright, Hat
tie Mae Smith, Beatrice and Eliza
beth Schuck, Wilma Morrow, Myrtle
Guatin, Revorda Mae Wright, Doro
thy Blayney, Laure Adele Hall, Mary
Ella Goins, Albreta Neal, Master
Warren Wright, Melvin Carter, An
thony Scroggin, Louis Webb, James
Cotton, Newton Kimball, Wn. R.
Hyde, Dan Presfey, Jr., David Hall,
Homer R. Goins, Donald Smith, J. B.
Johnson, Margaret Payne, * Myrtle
Gustln, Betty Cage, Blrdella Ervin
and John Kenneth Brown.
First Meeting Will Be Held Next
Friday at Central Avenue
Y. W. C. A.
Residents of the Twin Citier who
formerly lived in the Lone Star State
plan the organization of a State club,
modeled after the famous clubs of
Chicago, New York, Kansas City and
other large cities of the country.
Texans, while remaining loyal to
the city of their choice and the state
of Minnesota, the state of their pres
ent residence, are proud of the rec
ord which their compatriots have
made in every phase of American
life. They point with pride to Col.
Frank Denison of the Illinois regi
ment; Attorney E. E. Wilson of the
District Attorney's office of Chicago;
Dr. U. G. Denley, famous surgeon;
James McNeal, leader of United De
mocracy, New York, and a host of
others who are prominent in the af
fairs of the race and nation.
Local Texans are not laggard In the
affairs of the Twin Cities, among
whom are J. Hammond Turner, at
torney-at-law; Dr. J. Walton Crump,
physician and surgeon; E. A. Carter
of the Urban League and many oth
The first meeting will be held Fri
day, May 23, at the Hotel Howell,
Mackubin and Rondo street. All
former Texans are Invited to be pres
. .'Miss.Alice ;Melk?r, ’.who*
hfb. sislersialri}?, l}. > »C\| , . e / r S)V4P Seat-:
tie,' Wash.) has been the honor guest
at a number of social functions in the
coast city. Last Tuesday evening
Mrs. Fred M. James entertained with
a beautiful dancing party compli
menting Miss Melker and Mrs. Clif
ford McClain, a recent bride. Over
sixty guests were present. Mesdames
J. L. Phelps and R. Harris entertain
ed jointly at a 500 party on Wednes
day evening and on Thursday evening
the Misses Ida and Emllle Brown en
tertained with a dancing party for
Miss Melker at the home of their
aunt, Mrs. Howard D. Brown. Many
other affairs are being planned in her
It has been proved that the circu
lation of blood is affected by music—
that is why we frequent cabarets.
A savage has at least one advant
age over a civilized man, in that he
can see one-tenth farther, even on
a rainy day.
Many Gigantic Issues Considered
as Best Church Brain
Enter Conference.
The first of the three weeks of the
African Methodist Episcopal Quadren
nial Conference at Louisville, Ky.,
came to a close Saturday with a
group of big issues under considera
tion, all of which are destined to af
fect deeply the future of the church
and to decide whether its policy shall
be progressive, stand-pat or re-action
Amid the campaigning for official
position, which has been vociferous
and ever present, the church plat
form and program have still com
manded the earnest attention of the
1,600 delegates and the sessions, ac-•
cording to those who have followed
conferences for decades, will go down
as one of the most interesting yet
held. Much la expected from then
deliberations, for in both the minis
ters and laity is some of America’s
best Negro brain and ability, and
while sentimentality and mob psych
ology occasionally grip the gathering,
on the whole it is a splendid, digni
fied, deliberative body.
The question of rotation of bish
ops, limiting the time a bishop may
serve In a district, easily holds the -
spotlight in the legislative program.
Advocates of this measure insist that
it will solve many of the ills of pres
ent administration, preventing des
potism on the part of EpiAcopal lead
ers, the development of favoritism,
and giving a squarer deal to the min
isters. They point out that whereas
presiding elders are now largely fig
ure heads, they will be compelled to
be truly responsible for their dis
tricts and that pastors in attractive
charges In large cities can no longer
play politics with some bishop who
favors them. Those opposing the
yearly rotation, however, contend
that it is impossible to become ac
quainted with a district In so short
a time nor any policy successfully
completed and that the church
schools especially would be injured.
It seems probable that a bill order
ing rotation every four years will be
I.aity Wants More Representation.
Proponents of increased represen
tation for the laity while believing
according to prominent lay delegates
that the pew ought to have equal rep
resentation with the pulpit as in oth
er great Methodist bodies is willing
to accept at this time an increase of
their present quota of two delegates
to a district. Women have hereto
fore had no part in the conference,
but the question of woman suffrage
is considered by leading figures from
various districts as being fundament
ally sound and its acceptance is fore
cast with certain limitations. Better
schools and the standardization of the
connectional, educational institutions,
with a slogan of “fewer schools if
necessary but greater efficiency,
higher standards and sufficient en
dowment to do creditable work” is
another issue much discussed. These
■Hejng. iff the legislative program are
*to lhe*;Yore, while a number of minor
measures, such as the raising of bish
ops’ salaries, etc., are receiving their
share of attention.
Bishops to Be Elected.
Election of Bishops and general of
ficers will start on Tuesday. While
but two vacancies actually exist, one
by death and one through the retire
ment of Bishop Lee, evidence of ex
treme feebleness on the part of sev
eral occupants of the bench make it
likely, in the opinion of those usually
well informed, that three or four as
pirants will be elevated to the rank
of bishop. Few political conventions
have witnessed a greater variety of
candidates and methods used in
many instances have had a regular
political aspect. Trees, windows and
the Btreets are full of placard* an
nouncing the virtues of various “fa
vorite sons” and astute looking gen
tlemen are button-holing delegates
and whispering important informsr
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