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Tuskegee
Club News
At the monthly social meeting
of the Chicago-Tuskegee club last
Saturday evening at the home of
Mi's. Sadie Anderson, 5167 Mich
igan avenue, William Buck won
highest honors in bridge, while H.
I. Tate took second prize. First
and second prize* in whist were
won by Robert Osborne and Ju
lius Eddings, respectively A spe
cial grand prize was captured by
Henry Greer of the King Social
club. Mrs. Anderson served a very
delicious repast, and dancing fol
lowed. Among others present
were: Mr. and Mrs. Everett L.
Houser, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Hale, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick I).
Harper, Misses and Mesdames El
la Thomas, Doris H. Murphy, H.
L. Tate, W. Buck, Allen Hum
phrey, Corinn L. Robinon, R. 0
' born; Msesrs. Theodore R. Val
entine, Floyd Taylor, Robert A. j
Campbell, Fred G. Engram, Wil-1
liam F. Carter, James L. Thom
a*. Roy Barnett, Ernest L. Lott ;
and Mrs. Maggie Wells.
Sunday afternoon. May 26, the j
club held a business meeting at
the Y. M. C. A., 3763 Wabash av
enue, and further developed plan
tor its 25th anniversary celebra
tion, which will take place June
26 to 30. Registration of Tuske-,
geeans which began at the April
meeting, was continued, and sev- I
eral members made donation* to ;
the Silver Jubilee fund which will
be used for expenses of the Tus
kegee band coming to Chicago for
the Tuskegee-Wilberforce foot
ball clasic on October 19. Attor
ney Sophia Boaz Pitts, civic lead
er, and Bobby Anderson, of the I
Olde Tymers club, addressed the j
assembly briefly, while a group of
musical selections were rendered
by Mrs. Melba Dorsey Mebane, so
prano, accompanied by her sister,
Mrs. Thelma Dorsey Webb, both
of whom are Tuskegceans.
Others present were: Messrs.
. Grant G. Jones, Ernest Lott, F.
- G. Engram, E. L. Houser, Felix
' Washington, P. R. Hines, Thomas
C. Jackson, King Atlas, Amo* C.
. Saunders, W. T. Bailey, J. W.
- Jackson and Robert Barker; Miss
• es and Mesdames Julja Whitmore,
• Sadie Anderson, Mary Johnson,
Corinne Robinson, Velnja Brown,
Jeanette J. Watkins, Pearl J.
Hall, Doris Murphy, Sara E.
Jones, Helen Atla*, Edna C. Sell
ers, James E. Lewis, Lucille V.
• Farmer and many others.
Herman H. Lawrence, 6223
Loomis boulevard, former presi
dent of the club, spent the past
week in Cincinnati, Ohio, attend
. ing the 147th general assembly of
k the Presbyterian Church of the
W 0. S. A He also visited Pitts
• burgh, Pa., and Warren. Ohio,
while in the Ea«t.
ft -
SUNDAY
WHO—9:45 a. m., “Southern
Folk”
W'INI)—10:30 p.nn, All Nations
Pentacostal Church.
WSBC—11 p. m., Jock L. Coop
, er’s “Midnite Accomodation.”
MONDAY
WHAS—1:15 p. m., “Georgia
Wildcats.”
WAAF—2:30 p. m, Chas. John
son, “Duke ofthe Uke.”
‘ CBS—3:15 p. m., “Fats” Waller.
TUESDAY
WENR5:45 p. m., Three Flats.
• WSBC—10:35 a. m., Jack L.
Cooper in “Timely Tunes.”
. WMDB—3:45 p. m., Cleo Brown,
Pianist.
- WSBC—11 p. m., Jack L. Cooper,
“Midnite Ramble.”
' AVSBC—11:30 p. m., METRO
POLITAN NEWS FLASHES.
■ AVSBC—11:35 p.m.. The Mystery
Cirls.
WEDNESDAY
WAAF—2:30 p. m., Chas. John
son, “Duke of the Uke.”
' WIND—10 p. m., Claud Hopkins’
THURSDAY
WSBC—10:45 a. m., Jack L.
Cooper in “Timely Tunes.”
1CBS— 12:30 p. m., Cleo Brown
Pianist.
WTMJ—4:15 p. m., Three Flats
' Orchestra
;WIND—10 p. m., Claud Hopkins’
Orchestra.
WSBG—11 p. m., Jack L. Cooper
“Nite in Harlem”
WSBC—11:30 p. m., METRO
POLITAN NEWS FLASHES.
• WSBC—11:35 p. m., Chris and
Lou in “Lives of the Stars.”
FRIDAY
WH AS—1:16 p. m, “Georgia
Wild Cats.”
WHO—E:30 p. m., Three Flats.
SATURDAY
WSBC—10:45 a. m. Jack L. Cooper
in “Timely Tunes.”
•WTMJ—Three Flats (Breakfast
; Club)
WJJD—6 p. m. Andraw Dobson.
WBBM—11 p. m., Claude Hopkins’
’ orchestra.
■ Scientists think the earth looks
blue to the Martians. That’s noth
ing. It looks blue to us, too.—
Wichita Eagle.
Still, the ballyhooers would
probably have created radio if
science hadn’t discovered it.—Buf
falo Evening News.
Outwardly friendly to Russia as
wte are it may be significant we
keep sending a Bullitt back to Mos
cow.—Nashville Tennesseean.
It seems to be Senator Borah’s
Idea that he can so organize the
Republican party that it will not
be necessary for him to desert it.
—St. Joseph News-Press. i
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The News in Review
CURRENT TOPICS-REFLECTIONS
By The Community Man
Billy Sunday, the baseball
player and evangelist, during his
remarkable years of preaching,
never failed to popularize com
munity work by his eloquent ser
mons upon the theme, “Brighten
th I corner where you are” adapt
ed from the gospel song of that
name and sung by the thousands
when they heard him preach.
Colored people express the same
noble sentiment when their richly
melodious voices join in:
“First go sweep around your
own doorstep
Then come sweep around mine.”
In this great work the Metro
politan News asks the cooperation
of all good citizens. Our newspa
per service with its 200 employees
under the direction of its many
abe departmental heads, our news
paper plant outfitted with the
latest and best equipment that
money can buy, and the passion
for ideal newspaper service ex
pressing itself in every activity
which tends to bring success, is
our warrant for asking for the
support of Chicago’s Colored citi
zens.
Successful community move
ment however is not a single track
work. It cannot succeed by im
posing all the duty upon a news
paper. The community itself must
do its part in promoting commun
ity welfare and community enthu
siasm by aggressive, intelligent
and militant action. Chicago fur
nishes a fine field for the cultiva
tion of this most commendable
spirit. The “I Will” slogan of
Chicago inspires all citizens 'with
out regard to race or color to
attain to the highest success along
all lines of civic endeavor. The
newspaper which does is bit in
making Chicago community con
scious will be met more than half
way by an enthusiastic, support
ing citizenship. In that belief and
relying upon that assurance, our
community work shall continue
wholeheartedly and with no fear
of failure.
The Community man is in town.
I brought with me a pocket full of
news notes and comments and will
lay them on the table for the con
sideration of my readers.
Seven hundred Illinois dairy
farmers united in a cooperative
marketing company have defied
the unions which demanded juris
diction over milk control* in :ts de
livery from the farm to Chicago.
The farmers’ organization refuse
to comply with union demands an^)
say that the farmers will control
their own milk supply from their
home dairies into the city. Chica
goans will watch the outcome with
interest. If the unions win, milk
i prices will raise. Union drivers
are receiving $40.00 a week now.
They are on verge of a strike for
$40.00 per week. Let us pray for
the farmer.
Chicago Republicans are plan
ning a political roundup ,at
The preliminary meeting was re
cently hSrd at the Morrison Hote
under the call of VVm. H. Weber
Chairman of the Deneen organi
zation. About 3 0 Republicar
County Committeemen were pres
ent and representation was made
that the Springfield meeting
would have the endorsement am:
support of George Harding, Roj
O. West, George E. Q. Johnson
Robert Rohn and Jacob I). Allen.
Chicago home owners who have
been worrying about unpaid back
taxes, may now rejoice and be
glad. Mayor Kelly signed the or
der Monday which has wiped out
all penalties on interest and given
home owners ten years to pay the
taxes due and not paid. That is a
great help to the community, sc
pass the good news along.
The value of community work
is well exemplified by a movement
to raise a $175,000.00 building
fund for the school at 95th ami
Throop sts. This school started
by a donation of $5 to promote
community work in that locality.
Other donations followed and now
the Academy of Our Lady Alum
nae will raise $175,000.00 to add
to the widow’s mite donated by
Mother Gonzago in the sum ci
$5.00, 65 years ago.
I read in Saturday’s paper that
32 scholarships were won last year
by capable and industrious stud
ents in Chicagoland schools. Each
scholarship is worth $300.00 in
addition to the honor won by the
successful student. I read the
list of the lucky ones but did not
recognize the name of any mem
ber of our community. If any of
my readers know a colored student
who has won a scholarship or
other award please send me the
name and address and I will
broadcast it ao the community.
I had a chesty feeling when
news came over the wires describ
ing the wonderful victory last
Saturday of Owens, the Colored
college athlete who tied one
world’s record at the meet at
Ferry Field, Ann Arbor, and
broke four world’s records.
There were champions repre
senting Uncle Sam’s contingent of
white students in our colleges.
They held records upon top of
records but Owens, the represen
tative of Colored athletes breezed
into the contest and cleaned up
the world’s record in four events
and tied the fifth. That was glory
enough for one day and for one
man. And I don’t intend to pinch
myself because I felt a prompting
to be a little chesty.
I was greatly surprised and
keenly felt the insult offered to
thousands of Colored readers of
the Daily News by the publication
in that great journal of the virj.
dictive article last week by West
brook Pegler, a regular columnist |
of the Daily News. The article re- j
ferred to the coming prize fight I
between Joe Lewis the present
popular outstanding Colored rep- |
resentative in the fistic arena who j
is matched to fight with Camera,
the Italian champioh in June for j
the benefit of a mijk fund in the I
City of New York.
The article evidences viciou;
prejudice and plainly tends to
work injury to the milk fund be- I
cause Louis is a Colored man. It |
makes false and slanderous charg
es and broadly intimates that die
appearance of Louis in New York
will result in a race riot. How it
happens that the Daily News
should give space to such a vicious
diatribe its Colored readers would
fike to ascertain.
Two very large sections of Chi
cagoland are grieved over the loss
of two of our substantial citizens,
Dr. Lewis and Mrs. Smith. Dr.
Lewis, one of the most prominent
of Chicago physicians for the past
20 years lived on the west side,
and was held in the highest re
spect by all citizens of that splen- (
did district He was a shining ex
ample of pre-eminent ability, a
noteworthy exponent of "practice
what you preach” in social activi
ties and generally typifying that
high degree of integrity which J
blesses every community in which
it is found.
The death of Dr. Lewis was
sudden and it would seem to me, |
from a preventable cause. About
two weeks ago, while at work
around his home, he suffered a
slight scratch on one of his hands.
It was seemingly so slight that he
scarcely paid any attention to it.
In a day or so the injury devel
oped signs of infection. It then
received attention. Unfortunately,
however, the neglect demanded its ,
terrible toll and in spite of the ef
forts of the most capable surg
eons, blood poisoning developed
and in a few days this splendid
representative of our racial uplirt
was called “from labor to; reward.”
I)r. Lewis is gone, but the les
son of his untimely going should
be learned by every family of our
community. Nearly every week
our newspapers tell of the sudden
death by blood poisoning of some
I man, woman or child who paid
j little or no attention to a small
| scratch or wound and neglected to
| insure the wound against infection
This is dangerous neglect. Every
home should keep an antiseptic
with which the tiniest injury can
be treated and avoid infection.
Parents should watch for injuries
to themselves or to their children
however slight and warn them
against i possible danger. The
CommuAy News sympathizes
j with th^kived ones of Dr. Lewis
in this J^kr o^Aheir great tj^
Our i^dTlSide community
suffered the loss of Mrs Smith, one
of the forceful and never tiring
workers in community life. In
movements sponsored by churches,
welfare organizations, secret and
benevolent socities she was always
busy, helpful and inspiring. Her
experience, together with a genius
for giving timely and proper ad
vice in whatever work she enlisted
made her an invaluable asset in
all lines of welfare endeavor.
Mrs Smith’s illness was not of
long duration. Hers was a life of
fullness following wherever it
called her. To her no doubt com
fort came in the thought that she
“did not rust out, but wore out”
in the service for the betterment
of her fellow man.
ESTEEMED CITIZEN PASSES
AWAY
Colorado Springs, Colo., May
29—(ANP)—John W. Colbert 75
years of age, expired at his home,
240 West Dale street, last Tues
day night. Mr. Colbert was born
in Lancaster, S. C. He taught
school in North and South Caro
lina for 40 years.
Mr. Colbert came here with his
family in 1919.
A scientist says that bow-legs
are a sign of courage. This is es
pecially true if they are in knick
ers.—Springfield Uninn.
The trouble with Bergdoll was
that he didn’t think we were tak
ing seriously the trouble were in
with Germany.—Portland (Me.)
Express.
I.” --.... ■ ■. - - ,: -
YMCA Plans
Play School
For 1500 Boys
Instead of roaming the al'eys
and streets during the vacation
period, it is planned that 1500
boys will be given the opportunity
to see the equipment and facilities
of the Y and to "take part in the
out-door activities schedueled on
the Y summer program.
The Summer Pay School will be
under the direction of Joe Patter
son. A program that will occupy
the time of the boys for at least
seven hours a day has already
been definitely planned and out
lined by the Boys’ Work Commit
tee composed of Dr. Walter Mad
dux, Howard Gould, David Tay
lor, James Bodie and James Har
ris.
Under thepresent plans the boys
will swim in the newly decorated
swimming pool as many times a
week as they desire under compe
tent instructors. The athletic
scheduele will include boxing,
wrestling, track meet, baseball
league. An out-o-door program in
cluds day and night ovrnight hike
fishing trips, beach paities, hot
dog roasts, horseshoe tourna
ments.
Then for boys who have hobbies
interest groups centered around
wood carving, woodwork, painting
and drawing, kite-making, air
plane modeling, music and band.
Director Jefferosn points out that
there is a definite need for an or
ganized and planned program for
boys in this area where the delin
quency is the heaviest to be found
any where in the city.
Lieut. Gen. W. B. Roberts is
still confined to his home on ac
count of illness, but is expected
to be out soon.
Saturday, June 1, the Original
Modern Priscillas will have their
first annual minstrel show ar.d
dance at the M. 0. G. hall at 9 p.
m. This affair is a benefit for the
Wfendell Phillips Day Nursery, w.
Wellington Martin is directing
the minstrel and Johhny Long
and his orchestra will furnish
the music. Georgette Gotha rd is
president of the Modern P; iscil
las, and Ruth Jackson is chair
man of affairs.
The Military Order of Guards
Spotlight and Sport dance, - une
15, at the M O. G .club house,
promises to be the biggest event
of the spring season. 11 .-v?i 11 be
Sponsored by the A Volenti Bridge
club. These charming young la
d^k are\ well known in soeiafccijt
(thicago. lTi/'.(^Mi|h£|AB|
be the master of ceremonie.4,
' "Shack and His Shuckers” will
1 be there with the music. Pool!
| bowling, bridge and whist fo>\
i those who prefer it. Anyone or
all forms of entertainment is in
cluded in the admission charge.
The banquet given in honor of
Bishop Park by the Coppin Chap
el A. M. E. church at the M. O.
G. hall lat week, wa a plendid
ocial event and was well attend
j ed.
Troop 535 Boy Scouts, of St.
i Edmund’s church, had a splendid
show and dance at the “Guards”
hall last week, an the affair had
a large attendance.
The Fifth Ward Women’s Dem
ocratic club met in M. O. G. club
Friday, May 24. Rerfershments
were served after the meeting.
Giles post of the American Le
gion, met at the “Guards” hall
May 24 .
The Mt Hebron Builders club
had a party at the M. 0. G. hall,
Saturday, May 25. This was a
wonderful party and everyone had
a nice time.
Decoration Day was observed
by the Military of Guards at Mt.
Glenwood cemetery. Services be
gan at 10 a m. Guardsmen as
sembled at the M. 0. G. head
quarters before 9 a. m. and
promptly at 9 o’clock the guards
men left for Mt. Glenwood cem
etery. The M. O. G. aviation corps
flew over the cemetery and dropped
wraths during the services. The
public joined in this sacred patri
otic service for the departed vet
erans.
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His graphic description of the
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will indeed be a treat for Metropoli
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