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THE KANSAS CITY SUN, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1D18.
: CITY NEWS - - This paper has enlisted With the government in the cause of America for the period of the -war - Mrs. Nash Porter, 1208 Woodland Avenue, left, Monday evening for Je rome, Ariz. Havo you ever tried, the Spotless Kitchen, 23 West 13th street, the best piacse in town to eat? Mrs. W. D. Holmes, 442 Boswell who ' has been contlned to. her home on ac count of illness is somewhat improved M.r Charles D. Prazier, of Grand Canyon, Ariz., passed through the city enroute home after attending the funeral of his mother, who passed away in Blackburn, Mo., March 13. Mrs. W. A. Jones, Chapelton, Colo., Is visiting Mrs. Josephine Caldwell, 1500 E. 18th St., enroute home after having paid an extended visit to rela tives in the south land. In company with Mrs. Mamie Smith she called at the Sun office. Doris, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Schuler, 1520 Tracy Ave., died of pneumonia March 19th and was buried on the 20th at the Highland Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss a father, mother, sister, brother and other relatives an dfrlends. Mrs. Schuler also had the misfor tune to lose her mother January 6th at Little Rock, Ark. Rev. J. W. Coins, General Secretary of Baptist work in Missouri was in the city this week on business. Dr. Ublns was State Missionary for a number of years and his many friends of all de nominations are delighted Jo see him back on the job again. Ho will make his headquarters in Kansas City. Miss May E. White formerly of this city but now of Joplln, Mo., was call- dnnth nf hnr mint. Mrs. Jane Johnson I and in the absence of her uncle took chargo ot the funeral with the assist ance of her cousin, Mrs. Lydla E. Thomas with whom she Is stopping at 2924 Tracy Avenue. DEAR OLD SCHOOL DAYS. (Composed for the closing night of the Uouglass Night School by Lydla Pago and sung to the tune of Annie Lawrle.) I love "this dear old school room I love my class mates too; I love to learn my lessons, I love to recite them too. Chorus. I love to go to school I love to be with you, I love my dearest teacher I love my Principal too. Oh, how it grieves me to leave you I know it grieves you too; My love for you will linger around my aching heart Sorry to leave you but the best ot friends must part. Chorus. Sorry for those that love us Whose hearts are kind and true Sorry to be separated from those we love so true My love for you is true, my love for you is true Sorry to be separated from those we love so true. Chorus. Dr. S. N. VASS, GREATEST BIBLICAL SCHOLAR OF THE RACE Will lecture MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 25, at the SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 10th and Charlotte Streets on the interesting subject "THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES" Dr. Vass will discuss present world conditions from a Bib lical standpoint. HEAR HIM I. M. HORTON. Young Men Who ANNOUNCEMENT! THE CROSTHWAIT & CARTER FLORAL CO. Take pleasure in announcing to their many patrons and friends and the public in general that they are now located at 1510 East 18th .Street, in the splendidly located building formerly occupied by the "Weaver Floral Co. (now out of business), where they are prepared to give the best possible service. Easter Lilies and Flowers in Bountiful Supply Will be1 on Hand. CARD OF THANKS. The Harmony Literary and Art Club wishes to thank the general public, especially tho various clubs of men as well as women, for their generous patronage at their recent exhibit and dance. Mr. John Miller, a chauffeur, won the 10-lb. pail ot lard. MRS. NELLIE E. YOUNG, Pres. MRS. SALLIE MAY, Secretary. v DOUBLE WEDDING. A double wedding was solemnized Wednesday night at 9:30 at the home of Mrs. Annie Cleveland, 1212 Michi gan Avenue. Mrs. Annie Cleveland and Mr. Ed Gillome; Miss Mayme E. Botts and Mr. Courtney Emerson, re spectively, we're the brides ' and grooms. Only friends and relatives of both families were present. The Rev. Wm. H. Thomas, pastor of Allen Chapel, officiated. Church, Mrs. Lilllo Patterson, Golden Star Court 4, Mrs. Daugherty Prudence Court 166. Interment wag iu Wood lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. James A. Dozler, son. May E. White, neice, Lydla E. Thomas, cousin. D. Jewels From the Pen Of George Prentice Rucker. A book of poems in which lessons of Inspiration and aspiration are taught. Poems which deal with your every day life. Endorsed by Lincoln and Garfield Leagues and the Minis ters Alliance ot Paducah, Ky. On sale for four weeks, only for 50 cents post age prepaid, afterwards agents will charge 00 cents. Address Ruckor's Jewels, 10 Crelghton Bldg., Phoenix, Ariz. Kansas City Agent, W. Frederick Fairfax, 1322 E. 14th Street, CARD OF THANKS. Wo wish to thank Rev. Richard Davis for the splendid tribute paid this loyal saint, Mrs. Jano Johnson, Tho Centeniliel and Pythian Choirs for the excellent music rendered; Mrs. Blanche Watts for the beautiful solo; the many friends and organizations for the beautiful floral offerings; Mr. t. ti. Watklns who rendered such excel lent service; the Prudence Court 160 n O. C. with Mrs. Mollio Whitemore W. C. assisted by Gblden Star Court 4, Mrs. a. W. Woods M. A. M. uesoiu tions wore read at the funeral service by Mrs. Emma Ray Secretary of the Ladles Aid Society uenienniet w. a, HEROINES OF JERICHO. On account qt the Increased cost of printing and binding the following changes in prices will be made after April 1. Ceremonies ?l.uu Rituals .75 Warrant Books 35 No change In price ot Due Books at present. The Moses Dickson R. & S. Co., 1217 Woodland Ave., K. C. Mo. DR One of Our Young Men Who Has Blazoned Out a New Path In the Profession In Which He Is Positively Making Good. In the district bounded by Camp bell street on the West, Tracy Avenue on the East and Eighth street on the North, and on the South by tenth street lies Kansas City's Athens. In this territory are found colleges, hos pltals and schools of Philosophy that are famous internationally and are con ducted by some of the brighest minds In America. Heretofore among the graduates of these schools could be found members of every race under the Sun except the Negro. Now comes the Negro: aroused by the call of world-wide-democracy, the race un limbers its giant form and battles for its place in the sun. It knocks for ad mission at the doors of the nearest in stitutions of all sorts of higher knowl edge that the sons and daughters of Ethopla might with equal dignity and competence stand beside the respected of the earth. Kansas City's pioneer in this endeavor is I. M. Horton who af ter passing a rigid examination as to Intellect, previous training and char acter was admitted to the classes of Needles College of Optometry, 9th and Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., on equal terms with his white classmates and is now graduated with high class standing as is shown by the following letter which the faculty in appreciation of his class work and general conduct in this school joined In presenting to Dr. Horton on his graduation: Kansas City, Mo., March 20, 191S. Dr. I. M. Horton, Kansas City, Mo. Dear Sir: We take this opportunity to com mend you for the -studiousness and efficiency which you displayed while a student in our college. The manner in which you passed your final examin ations assures us .of your ability to practice Optometry with proficiency. We have had many inquiries from members of your race regarding eye service and complaints of little oppor tunity to get proper attention for their eyes. We take pleasure in recommend' ing you as being entirely competent. We made an exception in receiving you into the College but feel that we were justified by the results. Very truly yours, Needles Institute of Optometry. Members of his class are employed In the Optical departments of Pecks, Jones and .Merry Optical Company. Graduates of this school are treating tho eyes at Julius Baehr's and are prescribing in other ot the leading Re fracting Parlors in the city. And we are assured by the Faculty of the School that in ability Dr. Horton ranks with the best men the school has trained which is saying much for this school is famous Internationally. The Doctor Is located over the Peoples' Drug store in association with Drs, Lambrlght, Shannon and Carrion. The Colored people of Kansas City are for tunate in having among them an ex pert Jn Optometry to consult with when the eye-sight gets bad. Dr. Hor- ton brought In the first cash subscrlp tion to the Wheatley-Provldent Hos pital during the recent campaign', be ing a member of Dr. Walker's famous team No. 3. Tho Sun speaks for. Isaiah Horton, He is a Kansas City boy, Kansas City trained, completing courses In our Ward School, High School, and Lin coin Institute. He Is competent and there Is no reason why he should not be well patronized by us. It you need eye glasses or wish in' formation concerning the caro of your eyes, call to see him. In this connection and to help in the better Health Campaign tor Negroes Dr. Horton will hold office consulta tion on Eyesight troubles free of chargo from 10:00 A. M. to 12:00 M. every day except Thursdays and Suu days. On Thursdays from 2:00 P. M, to 5:00 P. M. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. W. T. White. Department of Vocational Education, Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri. 'Self-reliance and self-denial will teach a man to drink out of his own cistern, and cat his own sweet bread, and to learn and labor truly to get his own living, and carefully to save and expend tho good things committed to his trust." To become solf-reliant one must appropriate unto himself that for which there is demand and acquire ability to dispense that which has been appropriated to advantage. Educators who havo dared to advo cate vocational activities in connection with general academic education have mot with dynamic opposition. By many they have, been styled as mad' men at large, spreading a dogma that would prove as dangerous to the re' ciplent as the poisonous hemlock was to the ancient Greek philosopher So crates. To declare yourself in favor of any industrial propaganda, fostered by public funds, as a part ot the country's great educational system, has been by many styled a grave lack of wisdom. Read history with your hearts and not with your prejudice and it will be found that a very largo percent of the world's population must cat its bread through industrial activities. How necessary it Is them, tbat preparation be made to meet the conditions that surrounds us. Those who work In the industries have a right to a training that will fit them for- their task. The time has passed when the. iBsue can be evaded, think we as wo may concern' Ing forms of education. Had industrial training been as gen eral in the past as it promises to be in the future, many of. the perplexing problems now confronting us would not exist. There Is a call at this time for carpenters, masons, machinists, etc., that cannot be filled because of a lack of skilled men. Every das Mrs. Ramsey, wife of Dr. E. B. Ramsey, has a serious case of pnert monla and Is under tho care' of Dr. Fletcher with Mrs. J. B. Beckham, ojq of tho best nurses ot the raca In charge. We wish for her a speedy recovery, Inquiry is made concerning the possl bility of securing men, skilled In the trades, to fill places that pay well How long shall we sit In lethargy and let the progressive procession pass un heeded? Industrial education has been advo cated by the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial education for many years. This society has not any time, had In mind tho inflicting or vocational training on any people be cause of race identification or affilia tion. In fact the question of race has not been involved. Only moral, phy slcal and Intellectual qualifications are demanded. The National Vocational Act provld es that Federal Grants shall be made for the purpose of co-operating with the states in the promotion ot Voca tlonal Education. This Act went Into effect July 1st, 1917. The total apprc priatlon for all states that quality in 1917 and 1918 is $1,700,000. This fund increases automatically until 1925 and 1926 when the annual appropriation will be ?7,200,000. The great war now in progress over the major portion of the civilized world, is taking away from all coun tries concerned, many of the best me chanics and artisans. Many years will be required to replace what this great catastrophe has wrought. A true pic ture of tho real condition cannot at this time be drawn. We are safe in saying, however, that the demand for skilled artisans to take the places of those whose fate will have been sealed when this great turmoil has been con cluded, will be large. Let no man sit idly by waiting for the opportunity to come before he pre pares himself for tho task that is surely to be his. Many are advised to steer clear of any tread of training that prepares the recipient to serve In the industrial world, but the adviS' ors seldom If ever give their clients tangible solution with which to solve the problems that aro sure to be met. That vocational education Is to play an Important part In many public school currlculums In tho future Is without question. Not what we say but what we do will count In this great onward march of progress. "The world will little note what we say here but It can never forget what we do here." Much has been said about prepara Hon for-life. Education for citizenship Is the prime purpose which underlies every public school system. Training for these two conditions means the same thing. For after all, citizenship is only tho expression of tho lite of the citizen. It is the fond hope of every pupil who enters the public school, to eveu tually earn a living. That he should receive training, as nearly as possible that will fit him for his future pur suit, is at least logical. Fourteen years of experience 'have brought to my oh servatlon various classes and condi tions of children. Many of them ex poet to complete the courses offered In the public school and probably some special course beyond the high school In order to prepare themselves for the work they Intend to follow. Statistics tell us that less than five jier cent of tho pupils who enter kindergarten ever finish any school beyond, the high school course. Less than twenty per cent flnlfih high school and a large number never get to high school; still another host never complete the grade, A vocational program needs to be ar ranged that will apply all along the public school curriculum. Young peo pie who have to leave s"hool In the grades, and high school, perhaps be cause they have not been well advised and probably because it becomes nec' essary to earn the sustenance of life. have a special claim on any program that may bo arranged lfua public school system. These pupils, most of all, need a strong arm of protection thrown about- them in order that they may make good citizens. I find that most children are eager to advance, and will follow Instruction for good so long as they can be kept from the clutches of sinister advice. A program aiming to carry out tho idea of helping the pupil help himself, by giving him an opportunity to learn to do well tho task that Is sure to bo his, Is not a substitute for existing school organization. Vocational edu cation does not replace anything we now havo, and the fears ot some, that tho Introduction of such training will disrupt tho whole educational system Is entirely unfounded. Vocational ed ucation Is wholly constructive la prin ciple. It expands tho wholp school system so as to Include In It a very great number of girls and boys, for whom heretofore the schools have been able to do very little so far as preparation for life is concerned. The purpose ot the program as pro vided under the Smith-Hughes Bill, providing for the promotion of Indus trial education, is to do something for the Individual as a member of society and society Itself. For the individual It proposes to develop his skill and ca pacity to do things, to increase his wage-earning power, to develop In him a respect for and a pride In his work, and an ambition to excell In it, all of which are very desirable things for the individual citizen. For society It proposes to raise the plane of indus trial efficiency and Industrial citizen ship. The Federal Board emphasizes the fact that vocational classes are not fostered under the Smith-Hughes Act for the .purposes of giving instruction to the backward, deficient, Incorrigible or otherwise subnormal Individuals, but that schools and classes arc to be established for the clearly avowed pur pose of giving thorough vocational training to the healthy, normal Indi viduals to the end that they may be prepared for profitable and efficient employment. Such training should command the best efforts of normal boys and girls. Y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon at the Men's meet Ing the Rev. Morris H. Turk of the Westminister Congregational Church will be the speaker. Rev. Turk Is the successor to Rev. J. E. Sllcox and we are anxious to have our men hear him. 3:30 p. m. The General Committee on Thanksgiving Annual Service Day requests all members to as semble at the Castle Hall, 18th and Troost Sunday March 26, 1918 and the Orders of the Court ot Calanthe to meet at the Sec ond Baptist Church, 10th and Charlotte Sts. Colonel Walter Pritchette and his Uniform Ranks and Non Pariel Regimen tal K. of P. Band with their 50 pieces in full array will escort us. All visiting brothers In good standing are Invited to partici pate with us. Juvenile Matrons with their children please have the little ones on time. The S3r mon begins promptly at 2:00 p. m. Don't be late. A. W. FOX, Chairman, MRS. E. M. FOX, Secy. t- Kansas City, Kansas Miss Sarah Chinn, of 740 New Jer sey Avenue Is 111. Miss Lillie Calhoun, 92S Oakland Avenue, Is quite ill. EASTER CLOTHES and footwear for every , member of the family Kansas City, Mo. The Spotless Kitchen (All that its name implies) 23 WEST 13th STREET The best place in Kansas City for a Clean, Whole some, Satisfying Meal Special Dinner and Lunch at Noon for those employed down town MRS. PEARL RILEY, Manager MARTIN YOUNG Proprietor BllMiiMmmiiBiiiMiniiiMMiimnmnniiiiiiiimiiiiiim FORSALE I c Miss Mabel Wilson, Avenue Is very sick. 945 Everett Rev. Holmes is able tp be out after an illness of several days. The Ivanhoe Club had Its monthly dance Friday at Lyric Hall. THIS STRICTLY MODERN 8-ROOM HOUSE Lot 100x285 feet, with 50 fruit-bearing trees, and several beautiful 50-foot lots. Also one neAV 5-room house, lot 33 x 140. All improvements in. Terms to suit. Take Olathe car get off at 43d street, walk two blocks north on Adams St. W. G. PINKARD, Bell phone, 277J, Rosedale. 4022 Adams Street Prof. Woodle Jacobs Is confined to his home on account of Illness. Miss Erma Bradford, 635 Virginia Ave., is very sick with pneumonia. Mrs. Zenobla Nelson, 730 New Jer sey avenue, Is 111 with pneumonia. Entre Nous Club had their monthly dance Wednesday night at Lyric Hall. Rev. J. F. Griffin, pastor of First A. M. E. church, has been to Excelsior Springs on account of illness. Mrs. F. T. Cole and children, ot Up per Alton, 111., is visiting her 3ister, Sirs. H. G. Dwlggins, 852 Oakland Ave. The Fifth Annual Knife and Fork Banquet ot the First A. M. E. Church will be held at that church on March 28th. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Jackson, 1214 Ann Ave., was held Wednesday afternoon from the First A. M. E. church. Miss Mao McClelland, of 830 Free man Avenue, has been unable to at tend her school duties on account of Illness, but some better. Dr. S. H. Thompson, 1321 N. 8th St. G. C. of K. of P's. State of Kansas, Is convalescing after a recent illnesB and has Just returned from Excelsior Springs. SAVE YOUR MONEY! The W. L. Martin Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Store Will Show You How to Save Money and Time Buy Your Children's Clothing Here. 1313 E. 18th STREET. 1918 Season Announcement 1918 The Moses Dickson Regalia and Supplies Go. 1217 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. Everything For Every Lodge. Ask Us. CAFE DE LUXE THE NEW CAFE DE LUXE AT 1512 EAST 18TH ST. is the last word in elegant service, courteous attention and wholesome food. TRY IT ONCE AND YOU BECOME A REGULAR PATRON. Under the personal management of that veteran and popular headwaiter, William McKnight AUTO SERVICE FURNISHED ON MOMENT'S NOTICE. Boll Phone, East 1099. 1