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The Greater West Side
JAMES E. JACKSON, Branch Manager
2256 West Lake St.,
Phone Seeley 3117
Memorial Day
Program Held
At Tennyson
Memorial Day 'program was held
at the Alfred Tennyson School
Tuesday forenoon. The Star
Spangled Banner was sung by the
Assembly. A memorial Day speech
by Edith Northington, a Salute to
the Flag in Flanders Field by both
bovs and girls of Room 103 were
features. The speaker of the day
was introduced bv Harry W. Wood,
the Principal. There was an Ode
to Memorial and Taps and un
furling of the Flag by John Sim
mon nud David Lane. The pro
gram concluded with Keller’s A
nierican Hymn by the Assembly.
Li the kindergarten class the
kidd sang, “There is no Flag in
r.nv 1 ml like our own Red, White
and L' ' .” In another room the
children were being shown slide
pictures in connection with their
Geography class work. Some chil
dren had arranged their own Me
morial Day program and composed
their own poems. It was rather
interesting to see smaller children
being taught the whole story and
the words were being taught by
means of flash cards.
The childrens creative art is be
ing employed in these activity
programs. Certain habits and at
titudes are established. Skill and
technique are being developed.
The trend of thought seems to
be that children should have a
chance to choose, discuss, create
nd think independently. In this
way school environment provides
growth and development.
The teachers are Helen McGreg
or, assistant principal; Irene Am
hrosius. Roberta Anderson, Phoebe
('. Arlington, Susah L. Markle,
Milton J. Bauman, Carmen Cov
ington, Alfred Dellinger, Goldina
Effron, Eunice C. Goodwin, Gordoi
R. Gotts, Bertha M. Grisham, Dun
can McGregor, Margaret B. Olson,
lean L. Smith and Frances V
Rev. Samuel D. McMann, fron
St. Louis, Mo., preached a soul
stirring sermon at Thompson
Chapel, Western avenue and Wal
nut street, last Tuesday night.
The birth, baptism and resurrec
tion of Jesus Christ was ably
ndled by Rev. McMann. He said:
“The spirit of God blows down ha
1 rd.1 and revenge." He knelt at the
. u... o- i talked to and fro
urging his listeners to master ha
i .. me occasion was a union
meeting, the pastor said.
The chorus singers, under the
direction of Sam Amos, with Miss
Cora Ilartsfield at the piano, sang
spirituals. Some of the songs were
"It That City, Bright and Fair,”
“I Know the Lord Will Answer
Prayer.” Those in the chorus are
Annie Preston, Selena Wright,
Gladys Reynolds, Bessie Marshall,
Corn Sneed, Lawrence Sneed, Lew
is Burks, Mr. and Mrs. Art Tyler
and Mr. Lee.
Mrs. Jennie Owens, accompanied
by Loui e Overalls, sang three Ne
gro spirituals: "I’ve Done My
Work,” “I Want Jesus to W’alic
With Me,” and “If You See the
Saviour Tell Him I’m Coming
Home Some Day.” The Friendship
Harmony Four, Sam Amos, Harry
Dozier, James Ayers and John
Rice, sang “Coin’ Thru.” Rev. S.
D. McNees is the pastor.
The Young People’s Democrat
ic club met last Monday night and
about 250 were present. There was
an open discusion on Booker T.
Washington. While there was a di
vision of thought relative to the
wisdom of Washington’s method
of instruction, for the most part,
they agreed that Booker T. Wash
ington was a great man.
President Charles Guy and Mr.
Hereford entered into quite a dis
cussion whereby Mr. Guy brought
out the point that Mr. Washington
built a nation when he built Tus
kegee Institute. Vernon Wilbourn
brought out some good points rel
ative to endowment funds regard
ing various colleges of learning.
Mrs. Bernice Hereford gave a
detailed explanation relative to the
origin of Booker T. Washington’s
name. Thomas McRae and Vernon
Wilbourn will engage in a debate
at their next meeting on the sub
ject of conduct and color as it
concerns the Negro’s progress.
An inspiring program took
place last Sunday at 11:00 o’clock
at the Antioch Baptist church in
honor cf the Colored graduates of
1936. Miss E. Thomas acted a^
mistress of ceremories, Russel
Patton, a graduate of 1931, gave
the welcome address. Miss Louise
Comer, a graduate, gave the pro
phecy of the class and Mr. Otis
Thomas gave the class history
while Quentin Smith, the poet of
class gave an inspiring poem
which he had written. Tokens
were presented to eticli graduate
by Miss M. Upshaw. The sermon
was delivered by the Rev. W. A.
Lee, the pastor.
This class is one of the most
talented of the Wa hingt m nigh
Rev. l,ee will spend the wetk
end in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Wolves Athletic club
will hold its Spring Prom Saturday,
June 1, with entree at 10 p. m.,
at Union Park Temple, 47 N. Og
den ave., Washington boulevard
and Ogden avenue.
Fred S. Ballard, the president,
is looking forward to a gav time
for all who are invited, who will
dance to Johnnie Long’s Trouba
lours. Frank L. Butler is the vice
president; Samuel A. Wright, re
cording secretary; Robert S. Cald
well, financial secretary; Cliftou
Smith, treasurer; Albert E. Set
tles, Sr. Bus. Mgr.; Hollie Sandifer,
custodian, Richard Carter, report
er, and Robert Howton, Sgt-at
Mr. ami Mrs. E. H. Burt are
giving a graduation shower in hon
or of their daughters, Georgia Mac
and Delphia Burt, Tuesday, ,Tun<
4, et, 8 o’clock p. m., at 143 North
Oakley boulevard.
The Usher board of Greater
Union Baptist chureh, Damen and
Washington, will sponsor a musical
program, with artist' from v»";
ous usher boards of other church
es, Sunday, June 2. A delicious
(inner will be served.
Howard B. Weston, manager of
the West Side Intersocial center,
at 207% N. Damen avenue, has
added 125 members to his new re
creational club. All new equipment
has been added. A large punching
hag, sand bag, electric riding ma
chines, two bucks, wrestling mats
and a 14x14 foot ring for train
ing boxers.
Four nationalities participate in
the activities here. Games are
played, such as checkers, chess and
This immediate need of the
Greater West Sifie is an addition
that the community has long
awaited in the line of sports. Mr.
Weston conducted Wendel Phillips
settlements for 8 years; was su
pervisor of junior boys department
at Northwestern university settle
ment under Harriet E. Vittum,
who is the head resident. Mr. Wes
ton is also a Howard and Hamilton
man, and was born in German
town, Pa. This recreational center
was started about January 3,
The West Chicagoland Music
Festival will be given at Union
Park, corner of Randolph street
and Ogden avenue, Monday eve
ning, June 3, at 8 p. m.
All W'est siders are urged to
make this an outstanding affair.
Artists from everywhere will take
part on the program.
The Unibriah Glee club will sing;
The Eureka Jubilee Singers, sev
eral choirs and solo artists of
great fame will appear.
Mrs. Anna L. Walker is the mu
sic director, and Messrs. D. Hunt
er and N. Blueitt are co-directors.
Atlantic City, N. J., May 29—
(ANP)—Following close in the
wake of the Trade Fair held by
the North Side board of trade,
the Atlantic Business and Pro
fessional Vdomen’s club conducted
a fair and bazaar during the
week of May 20.
In and About Evanston
By Fred Johnson, 1810 Church St.
Evanston, 111., May 30—Sameul
.Jenkins, 2003 Foster St., took sick
while at work at 2507 Eastwood
Ave. He was taken to the Com
munity Hospital for treatment and
then home.
Maggie Lee Logan, age 11, 1925
Harrow Ave., was attended at the
Evanston hospital for cuts and
bruises which he received in a fall
from a swing at Foster School play
William Terry, 2308 Foster St.,
received first and second degree
burns on arm, back and face while
at work at Helen Restaurant, 832
Foster St. Terry was treated at
Community Hospital.
Dean Perrin, age 4, 2116 Har
row Ave., was injured on the head
and legs when he was knocked
to the pavement by a truck driven
by Henry Wanzenberg (white)
> 2714 Noyes St. The acicdent oc
curred at Simpson St. and Har
row Ave. According to police,
the boy was crossing Simpson St.
when he was struck.
Mrs. W. H. Smith, 1908 Asbury
Ave., has been very ill in her home
for several weeks.
William Porter Harris of Evan
ston was granted a decree from
his wife, Mrs. Gladys Cook Harris
of French Lick Springs, Ind. They
were married in 1929 and are well
known among the younger set in
Marion Daniels, 1739 Ridge Ave.
and his brother Ralph, 1908 As
bury Ave., both have been promis
ed a try-out with the American
Giants, when the club returns to
Chicago. Both boys are pitchers
and Evanston wishes them lots of
Grade Pupils
Show Work at
The Emmerson
The Emmerson Grammar school
at Paulina and Walnut, was erect
ed fifty-one years ago, and war
named after the great, poet, Ralph
Waldo Emmerson, Mrs. Mildred
E. Stark is the principal-and Mrs
Sophia P. Shelby, assistant prin
cipal. Mrs. Shelby is teacher of
mathematics. At the Emmerson
cliool the children are engaged in
various forms of activity.
Ella W. Howard teaches music
ind reading, Madeline R. Morgan
has the engiish class; Minnie Y
Rose, social science; Majorie W.
Renron, Edna T. Morrison, Mary
I,. Walsh. Mattie 1 . Jenkins, Jane
Drew, Edna E. Eberstein and
Charier Lawrence are in Haig.' of
'he grade work and Rose H. Moore
!s the clerk.
In the music room the children
were found explaining the origin
of various songs in preparation
of their Memorial Day program
One pupil, Charles Toh'son, gave
n clear exp’anation of their post
office system which is similar to
that used at the Chicago post
office. Children were een building
houses showing the progre: s m: d<
since the stone-age day .
The pupi’s are cxireriencln"1 on
ern'e realities of life’s problem-,
customs and institutions. Her c
their curriculum is divided into
bit of human experience. The,'
have periods of discussion a d
planning of both group and Ind:
vidual tasks. All of this has best
carefully worked rat.
Notice To West Side
Watch for Important
Notice in the Westside
section of the Metro
politan News, issue of
Tuesday, June 4.
The last registration for h<
city-wide bridge tournament bein'
conducted by the Metroooiita”
News is Tuesday, June 4, at 5 p
n. R< "ester now.
If you cannot find the Metro
politan News i n sa'e at v< u
nearest nrws stand, p’ease let tb»
company know bv wr'ting tr, thi
general rfficet R.r>0(i-8 Miehiea"
avenue, or telephoning Calumet
WorJ has reached us from
across the pond that Henry
Starr has proved a sensation
in London where he is singing
in a swanky night club. Starr
first gained prominence when
he broadcast in California for
a number of years. He sang
here at the College Inn, then
went to New York, where he
was starred at the Cotton
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| Sou^iir Night At Tony’s Tavern
.It, was Tusec La(jjeB flight Night, at Tony’s Tavern, the family place where every-1
body goes. Jt was a. Q B0Uvenjr night, when the ladies are always given tokens. Mrs.
Brown, fourth from aw promjnent politician of the Second Ward, is hostess. The favors
she is busily handingtut are delicate atomizers and bottles of perfume. Some of th<
best known persons inT^ city gather at Tony's Tavern, and it is the mecca for all celebri
ties who come here. js not considered that vou have been to Chicago unless you havi
visited I ony s Place. j
Younger 30cial Group
to Dance at Three J?s
Sport Sp0t-Light Ball
I ho •Tolly jipiiettes Social Club, composed
ol members of the .V01,!E,er social ste, has issued invitations
re®<J/ Eetter <'<>1 on down, down to Warwick Hall
54.» E. 47th st., Sing an(j walt7, from 10 ‘till two; On Fri
day night. May 31st, 'Egg Tony Fambro and his 8 lads
r' ooI^ot oww nmran’ 1 heard somebody say.” It's the
club’s colors, navy blue anilf*1.:!1,
since it is the initial affair ''
group, the invitations explail1 ’’
the club’s poem is:
“If everybody in this clni
just like me, ‘ was
What kind of a club wouii, ., .
club be?” ! H"8
That the motto is: “No .4,
beats a trial but a failure;” f!n':
the flower is the American
and the song is “Boulevard o „se
ken Dreams.” Bro‘
The officers are Iiuby How ,,
president. Fl ed Brown, vice prtt1/. ’
dent, Mildred Ferguson, reel*81,"
ing secretary; Clarice White, JL."
nancial secretary; Benjamin
chelle, business manager, andJVlim
L. .lenkins, sponsor ami
The other > /gcoitfk—
Crawley, Tack Davenport^Pthnn
Ferguson, Mildred Gilham, Leon j
Jamis, Samuel Nolan, Ilortenst
Tiabue, Amos Whitaker, Earnest
V olfong, Frances Dabney, Alien
Dozier, Bennett Gilham, William
Holliday, James McClinton, Leila
Shappelle, Helen Weathers and
lulia Wrote. »c sie Jenkins f
an honorary member.
Name Housing
Project After
Noted Actor
Newark, N. J., May 29—(ANIL
—The Prudential Insurance cim'"
pany of America, is jut bringing
to completion the second j'\ c\.
of its great low-co: t housing pro
ject for persons of color in/ New
ark, N. J. In the center If (h
block is a very large city'owned
park and playground so a to be I
equipped and develope I Th
buildings hurl been named [ a hbn-:
or of the late Richard Berj Hag
; ison, “de Lawd” rf “Th* Green I
Pastures.” The rentals p|r room
per fnotlth in the Haft'isol apart j
ments are reported to ranle from !
$8.50 to $10.50.
Bill Robinson
Tells About
Hollywood, Calif., May 30—-If
you have Day intenti n of gping
into water toting for elephant,, a
• ' J<- word of D.ll
hr.mpion tap
iture in it.
■a:-.t make iur<
ning the el
e in towu|i
‘You’ll I
ike the thiSst j
>ur hears cf
know fan- T
of them for
c and they ‘
vhen I quit a
y confidential
elephant is
rv.uu*n*on is now appearing with
Will Jtcgers in a new Fox Film,
a modernization of “In Old Ken
tuck" ”
The manager, Roscoe Conkline
Prucs, Jr., has just opened hi
oIRee at 50 Somerset street. He is
a graduate and Phi Beta Iveppli
lran of the Collige <f the City of
JVew York He has also studied a'
Harvard university and at the
Sorbonne in Paris.
The first block of the Pruden
tial’s housing project fur the com
munity of color in Newark was
named in honor of Frederick
Douglass. Thu Foug'.a s apart
ments have been in operation for
i year or more.
The Prudential Buildings are
100',* fireproof and miner n in
every respect. The Dotigiass and
the Harrison apartments c<m
prise the largest housing ptoject
for Negroes in the wond.
Is For Renting, Prod rty Management and Fire Insurance
Your fiwn Bank Can Verify Our
financial Soundness
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W 11 Be Awarded In The
Metr molitan News
City-Wide Bridge Contest
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New York, May 29— (ANP) —
The “Colored section” of New
fork’s Terrible Tigers, the :iai:i
riven the lads of .lie l* a. e
Hives squad which represent
New York, were guests of ti n u
jatuiday night at .he Lido Ball
■oom when the Globe Cub, Inc.
■ntirti.ined at its annual sprint
ports carnival. This is the firs
..me that t! e group ha boiai a
lonored and included in the squr.i
which was pies nl wire Sedgwic
larv y, Hay Olivio, Howard 1 av
or, James Ilowa d, James Lam
ort, all youngsters who h ve .y.n
.heir spurs iii actual ■■ nipetitijn
Ace nipanyin;; hem -vus .hell
ra ner, Bill Miller, jin of y <
greatest Color, d tidiner Th
ro p was piese..t,d by Ai Whit
of .he AMP.
To Entertain
Star Athletes
Lincoln, Nib., May Tit— (ANP)
—Plans are b ing perfected by the
Lincoln Urban League for .he en
tertainment of athletes who wil
appear hire in the A A U Traci
and Field meet July " aril 1
Among the outstanding athletes
who will appear here are: . es i
Ow'ens, Ohio State; Wi 11 ia War
of Michigan, Bin Johnson of Co!
umbia. Kulace Peacock and A!1
Thrcadg'lt of Temple university
Kulph Metcalfe, f inner Mar
quette flesh, A.i’son Briggs oi
Iowa, Jimmy LuValle and Cornel
ius Johnson from the west coast.
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M., Chicago 111.
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Ohio Company Builds
Buses for Haiti
New York, May 30—The Utilities I)' Haiti Company
with offices at 2143 Seventh Avenue, and which has secured
a franchise to operate a bus line in Haiti, announced last
week that, the buses which will be used in Haiti in the first
step in the development of a modern transportation sys.ern
in the black republic are nearing completion. The buses are
being bulit by the Greenfield Bus Body Company of Green
field Bus Body company, of Greenfield, Ohio, a Negro c >:
It, is the plan of the l t i.tms
D'Haiti company to hav"/hn bus
line started in Haiti early i 1 June.
The corporation W'-'S thj i t A
merican Negro (-impin' to he
granted a franc hi c in Haiti find
the effort marked ‘he f>«t effort I
of bringing thr West Indians. A
merican Negroes and Haitians t >
The launching of a modern trans
portation system In Haiti repre
ents one of the most progressive
enterprises ever undertaken by the
race and will be the means of do
ing much for the commercial de
velopment of Haiti. Following a
visit to Haiti by Leon Desportes,
aeneral manager of the corpora
tion who, with Hon. Henri Rose
nond. made a survey of the roads
;>f Haiti, recommended to Presi
dent Stenio Vincent, the estab
lishment of a modern transpor
tation system which would aid in
bringing various cities and towns
of Haiti closer ’ogether.
President Approves
Pros! lent Vincent approved of
the recommendation and in Au
gust, lit:’,I, granted the corpora
'ion n franchise to run a bus line
in Haiti. The board of aldermen
of Port Au Prince ratified the res
dtition and commended the move
ment in the highest terms.
Haitian newspapers in editori
al', praised the movement as one
if the most advanced steps in the
i ■ of the republic. Prominent
Haitians have endorsed the plans
f Inn ,ii ties D'Haiti company as
l forward step in the commercial
irogress and development of the
Haitian republic. Prominent Hai
tians visiting America have been
tendered receptions by the Utili
ses D’Haiti company where rep
representative American and West
Indian Negroes have discussed
how to bring about better social
and commercial relation be
tween Haiti and the Negroes of
The Utilities D’llaiti cn '» ny
is also establishing a f " tr-ilc
relationship between A ■ i"t ail
Haiti through the ili t'-ilr t >n <-f
Haitian coffee anil other products.
There is considerable demand
for Haitian coffee which is sai I
to be among the finest coffee in
the world. The buses that are now
in ;hc course of construction by
the Greenfield Bus Body compa
ny, will pass through New York
when completed, enroute to Hai
Client Kills
His Lawyer
Rochester, N. Y.. May 29- (A
NP)_Arthur G. butcher, 55-yi r
old white lawyer, and a former
assitant county attorney, w-as sh'A
and killed in his office last Mon
day by a client, Cerafino L. A,
Dos Ramo de. cribcd a a Vi iv*
czuilan Negro.
Dtitchcr Is raid to b v • ad
vised Dos Ramos that he had no
definse against a record deny
assault charge and to plead gim*
tv in the hope of obtaining a
lighter sentence. Thi., advice .nfler
dened the client.
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