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THE DEMAND FOR
TRAINED WOMEN
Unique Institution at Washing
ton Will Supply Them.
ITS PLAN AND SCOPE.
Take Hold of the Women and Girli
Where They Are and Train Them.
Our Slogan Is Work, Support Thy
self, Says Miss Nannie H. Burroughs.
Washington as Strategic Point.
By N. BARNETT DODSON.
In Lincoln Heights, a suburb of the
District of Columbia, just beyond Ben
nlngs, on the Columbia car line, is the
National Training School For Women
and Girls. The institution was opened
in October, 1909, under the auspices of
the National Baptist convention.
The school site consists of six acres
of land, upon which are two splendid
frame buildings, in which the work of
the school is carried on. Under the
presidency of Miss Nannie Helen Bur
roughs the institution bids fair to be
come a potent factor for the Industrial,
moral and religious uplift of our peo
ple.
The National Baptist convention is
the largest organization of Negro Bap
tists in the world. It has had phenom
enal success. But the great possibili
ties of Its sphere of usefulness have
become more apparent since the
lannchlng of the National Training
school.
The institution Is unique in that it
prepares each student to fill the posi
tion for which by nature she seems
best suited. Each woman and girl
must specialize in whatever line of
work she elects to pursue as a voca
tion. The literary and technical
courses are so correlated that a stu
dent cannot take one without the other.
This Is not “just another school.” It
is a school with a distinct mission, fill
ing a niche that is not being filled by
any other school. It Is not going to
turn out any makeshifts. It is going
to mix brains with domestic service of
every kind and develop the moral and
the spiritual powers of every student
It sends out
Washington is a strategic point for
such an institution. With all the Insti
tutions In the south we have been con
vinced that nine-tenths of our people
who come north need training, and
need it badly. The same cry is heard
In Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
We need a school that will take hold
of the “green 1 ' women and girls and
teach them In a practical, comprehen
sive way bow to meet the new de
mands for skilled labor. Since there
it no school doing an educational work
of this kind, how necessary Is the
school located In Lincoln Heights!
But the school has a broader field
than Washington and the adjacent
cities. The convention reaches a lar
ger number of the colored people of all
classes than any other organization.
Until we have in our homes women
who know how to keep bouse apd are
not lacking in the disposition to do so
the race will not move forward as rap
idly as it should.
Women and girls have come from a
number of states and are now in train
THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO.
tag, to go back to their Domes prepares
to do skilled labor
In a recent interview with Miss Bur
roughs in New York she said:
Take hold of these women and girls
where they are and train them.
There is not a woman or girl in this
school who considers work a drudgery.
Our slogan is "Work; support thyself to
thine own power’s appeal." We have
a Christian workers’ course. All students
are required to devote one hour a day to
this work.
Poultry raising Is another specialty.
The department is operated with a view
of giving students an opportunity of help
ing themselves. Already the school is
supplying a number of families with eggs,
and it will be only a matter of a short
time before the output will be very large.
A supply department has been opened
to help students who are taking advanced
work in dressmaking and tailoring. All
kinds of work, from the making of ging
ham aprons to the designing and making
of the finest evening dress, are done under
the direction of expert dressmakers.
Honey Boys Had a Scrumptious Time.
The shirt waist dance and reception
given by tin* Honey Boys' Social club
at Arcade hall. Pittsburg, on Thurs
day evening. May r». was a fine affair.
Robinson’s orchestra furnished lively
music, and !l:e large gathering of jolly
young sw.-e’ns had a scrumptious time.
PROF. WILL TAYLOR, SPECIALIST
ON
Hard corns.
Soft corns.
Festered corns.
Nervo-vascular corns
Vascular corns
Laminated corns.
Fibrous corns.
Callasities spots.
Funions.
Chilblain feet.
Ingrowing nails.
Call to see me in regard to your
feet. 911 18th street. Phone Main
7402.
For a splendid line Dress
and Tuxedo Suits, $2.50 to
$15.00 a Suit. Also a few
odd Dress and Tuxedo Coats
and Vests. S. A, Bondur
ant, 1077 Broadway.
MRS. FRANKLIN
HOME COOKING
MEALS
1936 Lawrence St. DENVER, COLO.
You do not take
any Risk
when you consult us about your
Eyes and Nervous Troubles, they
have been our study for years,
and we have gained a reputation
for selling the best goods at the
lowest prices.
STANDARD OPTICAL CO.
208 15th STREET
20 fairs ii Damir Bit Caart & Ctavataf Place
Sundays and E waitings by Appolntmsnt
HEADQUARTERS FOR
BUILDING LABORERS
I PINN & WALTON 1
| 1221 19th STREET. PHONE MAIN 5038 !
I 2346 LARIMER ST. PHONE CHAMPA 1259 §
| DENVER, COLORADO I
Phone Main 3230 All Business Strictly Confidential
The Allen Investment Co.
G. A. ALLEN, Manager
We Loan Money on Chattels or Salary
When in need of money see G. A. Allen, at the Allen Drug Store
2100 Arapahoe Street DENVER, COLO.
The OZARK CLUB
THOMAS CLINGMAN, Manager
1855 Arapahoe Street Phone Main 5154
THE UNION TRUNK
FACTORY
L. D. RICHEY
P
Manufacturer of Trunks
Trunks made to order
Trunks taken in exchange
Repairing a specialty
T . _
2634 Lanmer St. Denver
| POMADE FOR THE HAIR g
X We wish to advise our friends and customers that we have a C?
rj full line of Toilet Preparations. Perfumes, Manicure EL
S Supplies, Brushes of every description, Toilet S
# Soaps, Cutlery, etc. w
§ The Denver Barbers Supply Co. i
b 1827 Glenarm Street H
W Formerly at 1000 16th St. 3j
Phone Mein 7221 Denver, Colo. *•
£ POMAD E FOR THE HAIR 9
D. J. Sullivan & Co.
FLORISTS
Artistic Funeral Designs a Specialty
Birds, Seeds, Cages, Etc.
Your Patronage Respectfully
Solicited
534 FIFTEENTH STREET

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