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FRIENDS INVADE WILDERFORCE D. 100 STRONG
DR. R. R. WRIGHT JR
WELCOMES GUEST
TO WILBERFORCE
Wilberforce, Ohio, Feb. 25—Wil
berfoce University, with a plant of
40 buildings and 300 acres of land,
valued at $2,500,000,a student bodv
of 1,000, with Dr. R. R. Wright,
President and Prof. C. C. Jenkins
Superintendent, welcomed 100 vis
itors from Chicago, 111., who made
a pilgrimage to this historic insti
tution. 'Many came here for the
first time and marveled at the]
splendid buildings, the beautiful
campus and a teaching faculty and
administrative officers numbering
81 while the total employees is 134.
1 he faculty members are graduates
from Ohio State, Harvard, Yale,
Chicago, Pennf»yjvajuia, Mjch|gan.
Wisconsin, two German universities
and Wilberforce.
Dr. R. R. Wright, President and
one of the learned men of the race
delivered the welcome address. The
occasion was the celebration of
Founder’s Day and the starting of
a campaign to raise money for the
institution. Dotted here and there
on the campus are buildings named
in honor of many of the great men
of the A. M. E. Church, among
whom are Allen, Payne, Shorter,
Bundy, Galloway, Jones and others.
To these sainted dead he paid a
glowdng tribute.
^mcago uay
Saturday was Chicago Day. Jones
Auditorium was packed and a fine
musical program was rendered by
Chicago musical artists under the
direction of Mrs. Maude Roberts
George, President of the National
Musical Association. Those appear
ing on the program were: Grace
Thompkins. Helen Penn, Zenobia
Laws, Esther Dobv, Mine. Anita
Patti Brown, T. Theo. Taylor and
Hiram Mills. Mrs. George delivered
an address on the “Negro in Music”
and it was very (instructive and
illuminating and the program was
beautifully rendered and received
with great acclaim. Mrs. George
was presented bv Mrs. Clara Hutch
inson. Historian of the N. A. N. M.
Remarks were made by Mrs. La
Ursa-Snelson, President of the
Chicago Wdherforc^ Club and Na
hum D. Brascher, representing the
friends of Wilberforce. Dr. Wright
stated that he was never happier in
bis life than to have the honor of
welcoming the delegation, 100
strong, to Wilberforce.
Portraits Presented
On Sunday afternoon, the insti
tution was presented with portraits
of several of the noble men con
nected with Wilberforce when it
was founded. It was a notable oc
casion. Dr. Wright read the original
minutes of the founding of the
school. Dr. Geo. F. Woodson,
nephew of Lewis F. Woodson, one
of the founders offered invocation.
The following portraits were pre
sented : Prof. J. K. Parker, first
principal of W. U. by his nephew,
W. M. Hardimen; Rev. F. Merrick
Chairman iof the Corporation of
Wilberforce by his nephew, Dean
H. M. Semans, College of Denistry,
Ohio State University; Rev. Mans
field French, first Secretary of Cor
poration of Wilberforce, by his
granddaughter, Mrs. B. H. Car
penter; Bishop Daniel A. Payne, by
ARREST MIXED COUPLE FOR
WALKING TOGETHER
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 28—The
municipal officials of the ‘‘City of
Brotherly Love” frowned upon the
fraternizing of colored and white
workers. Last week, when Emanuel
Wright and Marjorie Hunt (white)
were walking together on the street
they were picked up by the police
The two workers, members of
the Unemployment Council, were
taken to the police station and grill
ed for over an hour. When they de
manded to know why they were ar
rested, the detectives replied, ‘‘Just
for curiosity.”
"Do you think Negroes are hu
man beings?” a detective shouted
as M i s s H u n t.
"Of course, Negroes are humai
beings,” she answered.
After the workers were grilled on
the program of the Unemployment
Council the police were forced to
release them.
his descendent, Rev. E. A. Clark;
Dr. Richard Rust, first President ot
Wilberforce by his grandson, Rich
and Rust, Union Central Life Ins,
Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; Hon. Moses
D. Gatch, by his neice, Miss Susan
Holmes.
Hon. Nathan McCoy, Postmaster
of Columbus and Miss Grace Wood
son were the speakers.
The acceptance speech was deliv
ered by the eloquent Reverdy Ran
som, Bihop of the A. M. E. Church
Perhaps the ablest and most bril
liant orator of the bench, Bishop
Ransom held his audience spell
bound and was accorded vociferous
applause.
Later in the afternoon Sunday, £
musical program was rendered ai
Xenia Opera House, Xenia, Ohio
under the auspices of Mrs. Marie
Madison, wife of the dean of mer
of Wilberforce. Mrs. Anna M. Ter
ry was the director of the Wilber
force Singers, assisted by Mrs
Grace E. Walls. The guest soloisl
was Prof. L. D. Higgins. An appre
ciative audience greeted the singers
who have on numerous occasions
here and all over the country, wor
high praise as a fine singing group
worthy of the magnificent institu
Lion they represent.
At 7 o’clock in the evening, the
Chicago delegation was given £
farewell send-off and at this time
cash and pledges were given Ur
Wright, Jr. It was announced tlial
R. R. Wright, Sr.. Philadelphia, Pa.
sent the first $100 for Founder’s
Day. An appeal has gone to the
four corners of the United States
to help raise money for the institu
tion and Dr. Wright feels grateful
to those who have responded.
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Atty. Violet N. Anderson, Na
nal Basileus of the Phi Beta
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guests of Wilberforce University
on Founder’s Day, while there, the
-Ha si le us received a number of
Pledges to join the growing sorority
CUT ON LEFT SIDE
Timmy Hines, 2b years old, 216
East 56th street, was cut on the
left side of the face by an unknown
man when he started to enter his
loom. Ihe "VVabash avenue police
stated Hines was drunk.
BANDIT STRUCK BY VICTIM
Ed Stanford, 35, 4543 Indiana
avenue, was struck over the head
with a crank handle by Jeff Brigg?
of 4355 \ incenes avenue at 45th
•and Dearborn street. Briggs stated
to the police Stanford attempted to
aold him up and while trying * to
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SiABBED BY COMMON-LAW
HUSBAND
Elizabeth Ialefree, 26 years old
-^.1 East 41st street, during an ar
gument and fight with her com
mon-law husband, Joseph Gales,
•vas stabbed in the left side of the
neck. She was taken to Providenl
Hospital where the wound was said
to be serious.
MAN FOUND DEAD
Will McGee, 59 of 58 West 37th
street, dropped dead in the bath
loom apparently from heart trouble
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MUSSOLINI SENDS
MORE TROOPS TO
FIGHT AFRICANS
Despite rumors here that Abys
sinia (Ethiopia) and Italy have
“settled their differences,” Musso
lini continues to move new contin
gents of troops into East Africa on
the Abyssinian border.
In Somaliland ultra modern stream
line railway trains will be used to
carry Italian troops across the des
ert to begin ruthless warfare against
the Abyssinian people. Continuous
troop movements into Abyssinia
have never been halted.
Meantime, Mussolini has issued
an order preventing any news re
leases of Italy’s facist war moves
unless first censored by him.
The Italian Communst Party bos
issued a call to the Italian peoples,
for joint struggle against Mussoli
ni’s invasion of Africa’s last N^gro
independent nation.
THIRD DEGREE IS
USED IN SOUTH ON
COLORED PEOPLE
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 28—The
county officials here refused to
permit the grand jury to investigate
the brutal whipping of Sylves.ter
Holmes, who was arrested on a
flimsy charge of robbery.
Three policemen admitted the)
had applied the “third degree” to
Holmes in an attempt to force him
to “confess”.
The action of the Negro and
white workers here in protesting the
brutal treatment of Holmes forced
the grand jury to promise an in
vestigation. However, the countv
officials would not allow the prom
ise to be carried out.
STABBED TO DEATH BY AN
UNKNOWN MAN
Martin King, 35, of 55 East 31s1
(street was stabbed in the neck at
306 East 31st street by an unknown
man. King was rushed to the hospi
tal in a cab and died before he could
be given medical treatment. The
inquest was held at the Hammond
Morgue, 476 East 31st street.
JAMAICANS MAKE
PROTEST AGAINST
BRITISH CAPITAL
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Kingston, Jamaica, B. W. I., Mar.
1—The island of Jamaica has be
er me the storm center of mighty
mass demonstrations and struggles
against British capital. The Jamai
can workers are preparing actions
jagainst the proposed Banana In
surance Bill.
Bill Benefits British Interests
The proposed bill is designed to
benefit the Banana Producer’s As
sociation, controlled by British in
terests, at the expense of the small
planters and laborers.
At a meeting in St. Catherine, T.
I J. Crawley, one of the sponsors of
the bill and ja- member of the Ba
| uana Product*#'* Association, was
pulled from the platform by indig
nant listners at Lawrence, Tre
lawney, local police attacked an
anti-bill demonstration and threat
ened to institute martial law. Sim
ilar demonstrations have occurred
in all parts of the island.
SIMON’S SHOE STORE
Simon’s Shoe Store, 308 East 47th
street is making an after holiday
rate on all shoes. Before going to
the loop or elsewhere, go to
Simon’s. He guarantees fit, finish,
and workmanship. Simon’s is mak
ing special rates this week.
OFFICER JOHNSON
MADE OPERATOR
Officer William H. Johnson, who
was shot thirteen times in a gun
battle, March 15th, 1934, while as
signed to the Stanton Ave. Police
station, was recently made police
operator, and assigned to the Wa
bash avenue station. Mr. Johnson
is now the only colored police oper
ator in the city.
COAL DRIVER SHOT
Saturday afternoon, Rilend Jor
dan, age 25, 4728 Calumet avenue
truck driver for the Commonwealth
Coal Co., 6529 South State street
was shot in the left side by an un
known white man at 44th and Cal
umet avenue, who commanded him
to get off the truck while making
a delivery. The man who did the
shooting escaped in a car before the
police arrived.
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