Church and Neighborhood News
The Greater West Side
JAMES E. JACKSON, Branch Manager
2256 West Lake St.,
Phone Seeley 3117
West-side search for The
Most Beautiful Lady and the
Handsomest Man will enable
all Clubs, Churches, various
organizations and individuals
to enter and will cause some
one to win the valuable prizes
to be given. It costs you
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of The Metropolitan News and
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fice, 2256 W. Lake Street.
June 4, 1935
Published Tuesday and Friday
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FLAG DAY SERMON
ATTRACTS BIG CROWD
Dr. George W. Williams, presi
dent of the A. M. L. Minister s
Association of Chicago, ami pas
tor of St. Stephens A. M. b.
church Damen and Washington
boulevard, preached a special ser
mon on the Stars and Stripes last
^Taking his text from the book
of Psalms, reference was made to
the 5'ifli.ind 6th verse of ldith
Psalms Which reads as follows.
“If I forget thee, 0 Jerusalem, let
my tongue cleave to the roof of
my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusa
lem above my chief joy.
“Today is childrens day
throughout the connection of the
A M E. Church,” said Rev. Wil
liams. It was the celebration of the
birth of the Sunday School Union,
therefore the children held the
center of the stage
The day was climaxed with a
unique program rendered by the
Z Union Usher's League of the
Greater West Side of Chicago.
The annual sermon was pleached
by Rev T C. Brown of Progressive
Baptist church. More than $100
was raised by the ushers for trus
tee purposes. Benjamin Light is
PITheetrustees of St. Stephens A.
M E church showed the congre
gation a receipt for $1000 paidto
the Presbyterian boaid on its in
debtedness. This accomplishment
vas enthusiastically received by
is Flag Day, Rev. Williams dwelt
at length on the “honor of our
colorful emblem of freedom „ and
unity, the Stars and Stripes. It
was June 14th, 1777 when the
Continental Congress created and
designated the Stars and Stripes
as our national emblem. Bet.y
Ross and Frances Hopkins played
a great part in tfie making of our
Red, White and Blue.
The etiquette of the flag and all
rules were explained in detail.
In concluding he said, “It is our
duty to love our country.
The American Woodmen Camp
No. 2, entertained at the Elk’s
home, 2130 Washington boulevard,
Saturday night. They had an old
time fish fry and prize wlnst.
Tables were placed around the
room, the bell rang, and they start
ed playing whist. Partners were
exchanged until all had played four
hands around and the persons with
the three largest number of points
were declared the winners of the
Numbers were on all admission
tickets, stubs were torn off, placed
in a box, shaken up, and the per
son holding the lucky number was
the winner of the linen table cloth.
Mr. Thomas S. Davis had the tick
et entitling him to the prize.
Lillie Weddington won the first
whist prize, which was a canister
set. Percy Weddington won the
second prize, a smoking stand. The
booby prize, a mustard dish, was
handed over to Mr. Beatty.
Those present were: Sara Hen
derson, Julia Russell, Mary L.
Bradley, Prof. Lee Fleming (mu
sician), A. W. Clark, James Brown,
Calvin Ramsey, Nina Drake, Bea
trice F. Simmons, E. L. Moore, Ben
Bradley, Betty Mae Riggins, Mary
Roy, Aletha Cherry, Ed Hill, Rich
ard Edward, Millard Smith, Mary
Wilson, Ilivia McSwain, Cora
Payne, Mattie Elmore, John Mar
Big Popularity Contest
Captures West Side
Who are the most beautiful woman and who is the most
handsome man on the Greater West Side? It may be you.
How do you know? Clothes do not count in this Contest.
There are lots of beautiful women and handsome men on the
Greater West Side.
Is she a high school grad ? A club worker ? A debutante ?
A wife? Or is she some one’s girl
Is he a post office employee? A
minister? A doctor? A lawyer?
A musician? A husband? Or is he
some one’s boy friend?
WHO KNOWS? Well, here it is.
The most beautiful woman and the
handsomest man will be judged on
good looks, personal appearance
and general attractiveness.
Contest Is Free
It do-s not cost you any money
to get inthis contest. Just clip the
coupon from a copy of the Metro
politan News which is published
every Tuesday and Friday for 5c
a copy. The person having the
largest number of coupons over 50
will enter the finals and then com
petent West Side citizens will de
termine the winners.
The winenrs wil lbe presented on
the stage of the Imperial Thater,
2329 W. Madison street. Jimmy
Hil’ls orchestra will play and there
will be stage acts, all for your en
Valuable prizes will be given to
the man and the woman. Do NOT
delay. Clip the coupon NOW.
Clubs and various organizations are
urged to enter your favorites in
this Greater West Side Contest.
on Visit, Dies
Alexander Louis Curtright of Sa
vannah, Ga., who for a short while
had been living with relatives in
| Chicago, died in Provident hospit
I la after a brief illness Saturday
| morning. He was a communicant
of St. Stephen’s parish, Savannah
and during his sojourn here was
active in St Andrew’s, Evanston
and frequently attended St. Thom
as church. H* was a member of
one of the oldest and most respec
ted families of Savannah. At the
request of Father Braithwaite, St.
Andrew’s, the Burial Service and
a Requiem high mass will be said
in St. Thomas church Tuesday
morning at eleven o’clock. The
choirs of both churches will assist.
Father Braithwaite will be the
officiant, assised by he minor min
isters. Interment will be at Savan
CAREY TEMPLE CHURCH
Sunday morning at Carey Tem
ple A. M. E. Temple, 5347 Michigan
avenue, Rev. H. E. Stewart, pastor,
preached on Pentacost, giving its
At 3:30 p. m. the unveiling ex
ercises were conducted by the Mite
Missionary society. The portrait
of the pastor was unveiled and a
fine program rendered. Hon. Geo.
Kersey acted as master of ceremon
ies in the absence of Morris Lewis.
Carey Temple was transferred to
the local trustees of the church on
January 2, 1935. Credit was given
to the pastor, Rev. Stewart, for
the refinancing of the property.
Su day morning, June 16, the
pastor will deliver the second of a
series of sermons, “The Work of
the Holy Spirit.” The Men’s Glee
club will furnish a program Sun
day .light. Rev. Hyman Mills is the
COMBINED CHOIRS SING
On Wednesday evening tho com
bined choirs of St. Andrew?, Ev
anston and St. Thomas, assisted in
the service of the installation of
officers of the Catholic Club of
Chicago in the Pro-Cathedral, Ev
anston. Father Braithwaite and
his parish have been most csrdi. l
in fostering good fellowship be
tween these tw parishes. The two
choirs rendered the entire service
and Mr. Cooper sang the offer?
tin, Erma Jean Emanuel (beauti
cian), Lillie McCord, Hassie Mc
Cord, James Smith, Viola Brown,
Agnes Odum, Flossie Jones.
Dr. A. M. Mercer, J. J. Dixon,
Alice A. Boatner, Julia Burt, Hub
bard H. Henderson, Henrietta King,
Lee Renfrou, Bessie Harding, Em
mett Beatty, Nathan Moore and
Thomas S. Davis, Commander;
Alice A. Boatner, Clerk.
The New Method Industrial
club and the West Side Woman’s
Club are giving a Whist Party to
aid in a scholarship, at the Elk’s
Rest Home, 2130 Washington
boulevard, on Saturday June 15th,
at 9:30 p m. Luncheon will be
served and there will be 12 prizes
given for whist players having the
Girl 13, To Bo
Eddie Mae Madison, 310 N. Oak
ley avenue, is one of the best grad
uates of Hayes school and has been
chosen to give the Welcome address
the closing day of school. She is
the second ranking student.
Miss Madison is 13 years of age,
lives at home with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Madison, her sis
ter, Cecelia Madison, 3rd year at
McKinley high school, and her aunt,
Minnie Mae Madison. All are ex
periencing happy moments because
of Eddie Mae’s success in school.
Mrs. Roelke, the principal, is also
After parents, teachers and
friends have been welcomed by
Miss Madison at the closing exer
cises, she will say, she saideHeks
I cises, she wil say: “It is one of
| the supreme moments of my life
I to let all know that they have had
a considerable part in our frst com
;mencement. We know that it is be
cause ofyour efforts and interest
; that this day has been made pos
A two-month trip, July and Au
gust, to New Orleans, La., has been
given Eddie Mae by her parents.
She will visit her great-grandmo
ther, who is 95 years of age. Miss
Madison wil enter McKinley high
in the fall and take up the pre
scribed course, including" Spanish.
Her hobby is listening to true stor
ies over the air-lanes, watching
oft ball games and tennis ocassion
Atchison, Kansas, June 10 (ANP)
Cleve Abbott, Athletic director of
Tuskegce. and James Stevens,
coach of Kansas Vocational School
visited Atchison Wednesday in the
interest of their respective schools.
The two coaches are presumably
looking over future athletic mater
ial hoping to induce promising stu
dents to select one or the other of
Mercedes Reese, age 30, 5220
Calumet ave, was painfully injur
ed early Sunday, when the
machine in which she was riding
collided with one driven by L. T.
Hess, 3123 North Morgan St., at
51st and State st. She was re
moved to the Provident hospital.
News of East Chicago,Ind.
By R. T. AVINGTON
3907 Carey St.
East Chicago, Ind., June 10—
Dr. Arthur C. Payne, John Hinton
of East Chicago and IV. Harda
way of Gary left Sunday morning
enroute to Springfield, 111., to at
tend the National G. 0. P. conven
Ten states will be represented
at the conference. The above men
were the only Colored delegates
to represent the State of Indiana
out of Lake County. The genera]
theme to be considered by the
Midwest planks at the conference
is: Protection of America's Con
stitution and Government from
the New Deal’s effort to establish
“A New Social and Economic Or
der” of dictatorship type.
Miss Josephine Dawkins and
Miss Ann Brown are spending this
week with friends and relatives of
Miss Brown in St. Louis, Mo.
The Zion Female Chorus is hav
ing an entertainment Thursday
evening, June 13, at the home of
Mrs. George Dawkins, 3872 Penn
An all Colored Kittenball team
played the Bedes of Hammond,
Ind., Sunday June 9. The team,
composed of Junior Masons and
Elites furnished some hot competi
tion for the league leaders of
Hammond, but lost the contest 7
to 0. They were managed by Ed
The Masonic Low Twelve Club
met Sunday June 9 at the Masonic
Hall, 3731 Butternut, to hold its
annual election of the board of di
rectors. The following brothers
were elected, J. H. Crawford, one
year man, M. L. Williams, S. Wal
ton and J Russel, three years.
The board of directors will meet
the first Sunday in July at the
Masonic Hall in Gary, Ind., 1901
The 1935 graduates were enter
tained Tuesday night at a tea giv
en in their honor by the City Fed
eration, Mrs. Laura Passmore.
Rev. L. C. Weddington, local
pastor of St Mark’s A. M E Zion
church delivered a wonderful ser
mon Sunday morning
Sunday was Junior choir day at
St. Mark’s. The congregation en
joyed the songs by the choir. Miss
Josephine Dawkins, the Junior
•supt., gave an interesting sermon
ette on Paul’s Four Men.
Some friends of Dorsey Morris
3910 Mevelle, called on him Tues
day night and gave a surprise
party in honor of his birthday.
Horace Smith, after a very seri
-out i '' '"i 'lTi*
be out again. '
Mrs. E. J. Davis, Mrs. S Wal-|
ton and Mrs. E. Bokner, went to
Gary Wednesday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Dottie Shep. Mrs.
Davis sang ‘Trees’, which was the
last request of the deceased.
Mrs. Sadie Simpson, of 3923
Deal left Friday night for Prim
brook, Ky., to visit her father and
Harry Burnett, Mrs. Mary
Johnson and son Robert of Michi
gan City, Ind., spent Sunday with
Miss Martha Burnett who resides
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Figueroa of 3926 Deador st.
Miss Martha Burnett of 3926
Deador spent Saturday afternoon
in Chicago visiting Mrs. L.
The Women’s Improvement club
met at the home of Mrs. Mattie
Smith, 3711 Pulaski, after the or
der of business a delicious repast
was served. The next meeting will
be at Miss Hattie Upshaw’s.
Miss Thelma Evans and Miss
Claro Scott of this city spent Fri
day night, June 9th with Mrs.
Elect Mrs. Helen Brascher
to Head Club Association
The Chicago and Northern Association of Colored Wo
men held it's fourth quarterly session the first of the week
at the South Park A. M. E. Church, 30th street and South
Park avenue. Mrs. Tartie Horton, the president, opened
the meeting after the roll call. The yearly reports of officers
and heads of departments were inspirational.
Among the chairmen reporting'
were Mrs. Essie Stock, “Arts and
Crafts”, Mrs. Jeanette Smith, “Bet
ter Homes”; Mrs. Ella Mitchell,
“Domestic Art;” Mrs. Eva Mae
Smith, “Education,” Mrs. Ruth
Steele “Drama”; Mrs. Bessie Gar
rison, “Interracial," Mrs. Martha
Mitchell, “Music” and Mrs. Maude
Roberts George, "Schools.”
The report of the president,
Mrs. Horton, reflected much cred
id upon the organization. Mrs.
Mamie Reed, chairman of the Club
House, and Mrs. Maude Smith,
chairman of the Home for Depen
dent children, made splendid fi
The officers elected were: Mrs.
Helen 0. Brascher, president, Mrs.
Irene McCoy, 1st vice president,
Mrs. Nannie Mae Williams, 2nd
3rd vice president; Mrs. Fannie
Carter, recording secretary; Mrs.
Addie Ware, financial secretary;
Mrs. Ruth Henderson, correspond
vice president; Mrs. Fannie Baxter,
itig secretary; Mrs. Irene B. Moore
The chairman of the executive
board is Mrs. Ella Mitchell, the
vice chairman is Mrs. Elsie Griggs,
the secretary of the board is Mrs.
Carrie Little, chaplain, Mrs. Susie
Long, organizer, Mrs. Margaret 0.
Gainer, parliamentarian and Mrs.
Margaret Hayes, statistician.
The members of the Board of
Directors who were elected for
three years are Mmes. Emma
Brooks, Mary Greene, Elizabeth
Crawley and Mattie Paris, Fannie
FROM STREET CAR
While alighting from a north
bound street car at 35th and In
diana ave., Saturday, noon, Miss
Edythe Hunter, age 22, a stenog
rapher who lives at 6220 Throop
St., was thrown to the ground and
painfully injured. Witnesses claim
the car moved before the young
woman succeeded in getting off.
She was examined by Dr. A. N.
Gordon, 3456 Indiana ave who
found that. Miss Hunter was suf
fering from a dislocated hip, bad
ly sprained ankle and probable con
cussion of the brain.
The injured girl was removed to
It is easy to write an epigram,
but it is easier not to write one.
Somerset Maugham. And the
same thing applies to a novel.—
Rebecca Page of 3731 Butternut.
Wilbur Love will be out of
school June 15th to join Johnnie
Donaway and his Rhythm Mas
•—Benjamin Crawford, formerly
a city policeman, and his wife,
Fannie Crawford: Irma Hudson
and Thelma Hudson, all of 445
Vernon avenue, were injured in a
motor car accident while return
ing home from a funeral.
Mrs. Hilda Steen of Jackson,
Miss., is visiing her father, W. M.
Crawford, of 423 Vernon avenue.
Mrs. E. Johnson of Chicago,
spent the week-end with Mrs. Eva
Buckner of 4924 McCook avenue.
The Twin City' Federation of
Ushers will meet Sunday, June9,
at the Friendship Baptist church,
at 3 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
4901 McCook Avenue
The Willing Workers club will
meet Tuesday at 6 p. m., at the
The Faithful Few club will meet
Friday at 7:30 p. m. at the home
of the president, 4018 Carey.
The Red Star Circle and Beiean
Band will meet Monday at 6 p. m.
at the church. Mrs. Royston is
The choir will rehearse at the
church Friday at 6 p .m. Mrs.
Bettie Whitehead, president.
Mrs. Florence Poston of 3926
Drumomnd street, a resident of
East Chicago since 1918, was j
struck Monday morning at 10:30 j
by an automobile while crossing!
Euclid at 141st street. She was
taken by the driver to St. Cather
ine’s hospital for treatment.
The Miss East Chicago contest
was won by Miss Ulla Thomas,
who represented the B. B. 0. E.
Club. Miss Ruschell Edwai'ds,
who represented the Junior Ma
sons lost by one vote. Miss Lic
quilla Houses, representing the Al
umni Association Club, won third
Mrs. Zeola Dawkins proved a
charming hostess when she enter
tained a set of the prominent social
ites of the city at a picnic dinnei-,
given in honoi< of her son, Henry
Dawkins. The party organized
at the Dawkins home and went to
'Wickers park wh^re they enjoyed
a delightful evening playing games
and hiking. The high spot of the
afternoon was the appetizing din
The former Gi-eenseals baseball
team, that was East Chicago’s
best team in 1933 has i-eorganiz
ed again by popular i-equest of the
baseball lovers of the city. Al
though all of the same players will
not be with the team this year, the
team will play under new man
agement and wants games durihg
the week and Sundays. To get in
touch with the management, call
I. H. 2024 or write 3872 Penn. ave.
E. Chicago, Ind. Ask for James
Mr. and Mrs Robert Brown of
3801 Pulaski St, are spending their
vacation with her mother and
father in Indin Ola, Iowa.
Miss Lillie Mae O'neal and Har
old Johnson were married quietly
Friday, May 31 at the home of Mr.
Johnson at 3818 Black Ave., by
Rev. F. C. Van Buren, pastor of St.
Marks A. M. E. Zion Church.
Zion Baptist Church's prayers
are about to be answered The
great flock has been without a
shepherd for quite a while, but dur
ing the past week, the body extend
ed a call to the Rev. Leroy Mitchell
to be their spiritual leader.
Rev. Mitchell was unanimously
elected by the members.
The Missionary Society of Zion
is very active these days. Recent
ly they sponsored a “Chicken Din
ner'' sale, which was a very suc
cessful affair, and now they are
going to entertain a capacity
crowd at their church, when
Friendship Harmony Four from
Friendship Baptist Church, Rev.
G. R. Beckwith, pastor, will render
a grand program.
The Inter-Church Fellowship
Union, of which Dr. J. C. Austin,
I is president, meets each Wednes
day at noon at the Pilgrim Baptist
church. Both interest and attend
ance are on the increase. The high
mark of intelligence and spiritual
ity attained in the deliberation
and messages of these meetings are
commendable. The work of Dr. I,.
P. Powell, of the Blackwell A. M.
E. Z. Church and Dr. H. P. Hawk
ins, of the Trinity Baptist church
as vice presidents, is commendable.
Eight religious denominations
are represented in the organiza
The.report of the educational
committee, which has been adopt
ed;' requests that all unemployed
Colored teachers, eligible to teach
in the public schools of the city,
register their names and address
es with the secretary of the
Union, Rev. G. W. Oldham, D. D.,
at 3420 S. Michigan ave.
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