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National Favorite With The Best Local Coverage mm VOL. VI, NO. 5 ANY CITY WOULD BE PROUD OF THIS EDIFICE "Here is the proposed new Center race in this area. ' , y Mr. Samuel M. Jenkins, Execu tive Secretary of the Independent Social Center, Inc., has announced the appointment of Mr. Eric W. Headley of New York as Director of Men and Boys'- Program. Mr. City and attended the John Adams High School, Ozone Park, Long Island. He received his -B. S. de gree from Springfield College, ISpringfield, Mass., in 1938, major ing in Health and Physical Educa tion. His minor was in history. He received his MA degree from Teacher's College, Columbia Uni versiyt, New York in 1940. While at Columbia he worked with the Department of Parks as Play ground Director, TUT TT J1 i - , ri . 1 j I ucation in the summer of 1940 at the Georgia N. & A. School at Cab Speaks For College Fund Cab Calloway, famed Negro or chestra leader, who is appearing at the State Theater today and Sunday, was the principal speaker at a "United Negro College Fund Drive" rally held Friday night at the North End Community Center, 1800 Main Street, under sponsor ship of the Kip's Club. He emphasized the importance of education i 'rn life. Fol lowing th- - ; :h? maestro of MOT J( r n n . ? -if, . 1 ! 1 H ' ' ' A I f Y j j fi7" : -.lr W': rn - "rnr - i Mmi imi imtiii 1ti mm iiinnwi irr'HWiniMi mrinii ti irthn 7 ' . , which will greatly expand the social program now available to our srair 0 a p.no y j Albany, Georgia. He was also as sociated with the Harlem branch of the YMiCA for a period of one year and a half. He was inducted into the Army in August of 1942 and served in Saipan and Okinawa.. . He served three and one half years in the service, receiving his discharge in March, 1946. NAACP Opens Membership Drive The annual membership drive of the National Association for the iflUValltClllCliL UX UUIUIU A . initial meeting at the AME Zion Church, Main Street at 4 p.m. Alfred Baker "Lewis, prominent labor and social welfare leader who is chairman of the Connecti cut Citizens PAC,. and member of the board of directors of the Na tional Branch of the NAACP, will be the main speaker. Mr. Lewis, an illuminating speaker, widely versed on the social ills, will point out some of the organization's ac tivities during the past war years, and will outline the broader hori zons for the future. The director Of this1 year's drive, Arthur L. Johnson, announces as the goal for the drive, a member ship of two thousand persons. In this connection, Mr. Percy Chris tian, recently elected president of the local chapter, stresses the heed for an active membership to make the Hartford chapter fore most in local and national pro jects. He also promises that all channels will be utilized in the coming year for every member to be notified' of the chapter's activ ities and meetings. The meeting is open to all, and every is urgently invited to at tend. "jumpin' jive" posed for photo graphs with club leaders including Miss Harriet Walker, president; Mrs. Rose Murray, secretary; Miss Dora Foster, treasurer; Miss Anne Foster, program committee chair man; and Miss Betty Cromwell, arrangements committee chair man. A second fund rally will be held tonight at the Center under the auspices of the Hartford CHRON- dCLE. Ernests COVERING HARTFORD, Visiting Tents and '?' 0 fs. 5-s . U' JL Left to right, seated: Mesdames Mary Brown, Grand Sr, Matron, Brooklyn, N. Y., Nettie Callis, Asst. Supt. Atlantic CSty; Jenny Shir ley, Supt. Philadelphia, Pa., Anna G. Martin, Asst. Supt. Brooklyn, N. Y., Lucy Boyd, Sipervisor, New Haven. Standing: Mary Burnett, Brooklyn, N. Y., Mildred Brooks, Jersey City, N. JM Lula Taylor Post Senior, Atlantic City, N. J., Ida Neperk, Grand Deputy Matron, Brook lyn, N. Y., Elsie W. Day, Asst. Conductress, Jersey City, N. J., Ella Thomson, Grand Conductress, Elizabeth, N. J., Alice Copeland, Post Grand Deputy Matron, Elizabeth, N. J., Mabel E. Richardson, Grand Correspondng Secretary, Brooklyn, N. Y., Pearl Hungerford, Grand Mistress of Ceremonies, Brooklyn, N. Y. .w u-.-... --lii imihii Left to right: Jane Howell, Charles Colonna, William C. Gunnings, James Bowper, Hattie Walker, Mrs. Pearl Brons, Miss Sandra Bronsf, Springfield, Mass Mrs. Eva Grant, Mrs. hmnia Allison, and Mrs. Elizabeth, Mark. GrandTents Convene Here The Grand United Order of Tents J. R. C. and J. U. were en tertained by the Most Worthy Eastern District Grand Prudent Tent No. 3 the AME Zion Church May 8, 9, and 10, on the occasion of their 58th annual ses sion. The Order is 98 years old, has 50 subordinate Tents- and Four Orders. A religious organization, their chief aims are to benefit education, civil liberties, sickness and they also pay death claims. Each year, the session is held in a different city. Next year, it will be held in Plainfield, N. J. About 1500 members from throughout the east attended the I convention. CONNECTICUT AND NEW CONNECTICUT, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1946 mm "i dd ( D)tior Fa The Hartford CHRONICLE an nounces that beginning May 25, we will feature a. New Haven sec tion in our paper, v The Elm City plays a very im portant part, not only in our state, but also in our nation. At present New Haven has in its Dixwell Community House, and Boys' Club one of the finest pro jects of its kind in the entire na tion. We speak with authority up on that sufcgect because in our ex tensive travels about. the country, we had an opportunity to see how projects of this ' kind were oper ated. We have often wondered when methods used by the various cities in regards to means of combating one of the nationls evils' Juvenile Delinquency and its attendant ills, are quoted why the program used in New Haven is not mentioned. We, the publishers of the OHRONICUE regret that 'we did not received the program of the organization's 21st annual meet ing of May &; ; at the same time the program of their achievements National Officials Sliaskus, Fred P. Pedemont, V. m. ivieoaiion ine jewel was presented to Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of Atlantic City, Fidelity Tent No. 46 for her splendid leadership. The Grand Officers of the Grand Order are Mesdames: Jenny Shir ley of Phila., iSupt., Mettie Callis1, Atlantic City, Asst. Supt., Anna G. Martin, Brooklyn, N. Y., Asst. Supt., Mary ETown, Brooklyn, N. Y. Grand Sr. Matron, and Lucy Boyd, New Haven, Supervisor. College Fund Drive Keeps Swift Pace The Negro College . Fund has been quite successful to date. In cluded in the many contributions made is a check from the Negro (Student Aid Foundation, Inc., for $273.00. Mrs. R. Augustus Law- i 1 $ v fj . .-Wj . ..s. . ww-cW : ...i-:",;-.:.:: ." .i5'"v.' ii JtLt .ii iiiin i iimiittTi Mrnrrr rnni i rtfilvinitrfiiWnrt ' T" " Ml .i : pt, y : ENGLAND of the last twenty-one years makes very interesting news and should be seen by all. Middletown Boy Is Mayor For A Day By Charles Garvin Robert Spence, 17 year old stu dent of Woodrow Wilson High School was elected mayor of Mid dletown for a day. He ran on the Progressive Party ticket and won with a plurality of over 200 votes over his opponent of the Populist Party. Mayor Spence attributes his suc cess to the noble way in which ROBERT SPENCE, recently elect ed 'Mayor-for-a-Day" in Middle- town, L.onn., scnooiooy election. f Miss Beverley Mackenzie managed) his campaign. The Progressive Party headed by Mayor Spence took over the government of Mid dletown May 13. The Mayor and his electees will meet with the common council of Middletown to receive final instruction (before taking over. Mayor Spence is a member of the basketball team and also member of the track team. His ambition is to study law at How ard University, Washington, D. C Good Luck Mayor Spence and may this experience serve as a step ping stone for higher heights. He lives with his sister, Hazel, whose husband, Mr. Aubrey Welsh, has recently returned from Europe where he served in the United States Army. This is one step nearer race re lationship. . This election was held in a school where there are very few Negro students. It shows de mocracy at work among students, It is the best place for it to take root. Middletown has come through with flying colors prov ing that true qualities and ability know no race, creed, or religion. son, official in this organization, states that "This is a gift to the general fund and not a pledge.' The Hartford CHRONICLE' al so gave $100.00 to this cause. The Ministerial Alliance incorporating with the Fund will set aside a Sunday partcu!arly for colleges in all the churches. Among other contributors is the new Nutmeg Lodge No. 67, IBPOEOW, who was the first to give $100.00. In conjunction with the Drive, the Union Baptist Church gave $100.00. . The British government is a lit tle upset at hearing of the con- firmationvof William Hastie as the Governor of the Virgin Islands. There is no doubt that there will be a similar request for better governors in the British West Indies. CHRONICLE AIDS - t ii i f rf1" " r lit' i in i - Shown hi picture is Mr. Preston Harris, giving check of $100.00 U College Fund for United Negro College Fund Drive..receivers are Mr. John L. Hoi ton, and Mr. Larry Mounds. Famous Soprano To Appear Here Miss Elizabeth Watson, , soprano of New York, and star of stage and radio fame, will appear in per- son at a musical concert and song recital assisted by the Trel-Alpha Chorus with Mrs. Nora Ellis ac companist, Friday, May , 24, at 8 Hopewell Mothers Are Honored The mothers of the Hopewell Baptist Church (114 Wooster St.) were honored with a special Moth er's Day program Sunday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hopewell Audi torium, under the supervision of the Baptist Training Unionl The program was climaxed by a discourse from Mrs. Stephens W. Walker of 180 Capen Street, who was the principal speaker, and a solo by Herbert Benson, of 68 San ford Street. Mrs. Walker brought out many interesting .points in her discussion. She gave her interpre tation of the origin of Mother's Day as follows: "Miss Anna Jarvis whose mother died in 1906 on the second Sunday in May, suggested in 1907 that a day be dedicated to all mothers. This idea spread like something the world had been waiting for. The second Sunday in May became Mother's Day in Phil adelphia, Miss Jarvis' home city, n 1908, and four years' later was made a state holiday in Pennsyl vania, dedicated to 'the best moth er in the world your mother.' There are many ways in which the day can be made the pleasant occasion its founder intended it to! be. Whatever the method chosen, the demonstration of genuine gra titude for everything one's mother means, is the essence of the event. The gift, whether it be a practical thing or something entirely senti mental, blesses the giver quite as much as he recever. The eood much as the receiver. The good mother is the center of that home. All love and honor to her." Rev. Edwin H. Tuller, who is assistant secretary of the Baptist fatate Convention and dircetor of Christian Education, and Youth PRICE TEN CENTS COLLEGE FUND 1 ' V p.m., at the AME Zion Church. Miss .Watson who has appeared in recitals at Carnegie Hall, at St. Martin's Little Theatre and on the radio programs in many of the large cities, promises to give Hartford an entire evening of en tertainment. The program, an in.-ter-racial affair is sponsored by E. C. Day Lodge No. 1-K of P & The Jewel Court No. 10 Court of Calanthe. The program commit tee is to be highly commended for their, promotion of the more cul tural entertainment and it is hoped that they will have the full support of all the music lovers of Harford. ' The tickets which are $1.00 have been sold to friends of both races and may still be purchased by call ing 7-4795. Refreshments will be served free. The members of the program committee are: Mesdames Lelia Sparks, W. C; Margreita Sturgis, Sec., and Messrs. Charles Sarson, George W. Jones, John Jenkins, D. E. Smith, John Sebas tian, Gassaway Davis, C. C, W. O. Henderson, chairman, and Fred H. Jackson, secretary. Education and work was guest of the BTU. Mr. Tuner's purpose was to develop opportunity for an inter-racial program, devoid of race, creed and religious prejudice, in which all races would partici pate. There were other contributions to the program by the following: Mr. George Miller, Mr. Henry Brown, Mr. Charles C. Murray, Charles Stewart, Clifton Mack, Miss A. M. Craig, Mr. DeLarunce and Mrs. Lee. The concluding re marks were made by the pastor, Rev. D. sS. Craig. SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT Sunday at 4:30 p.m., in the Ar senal School Auditorium marks the beginning of Sunday afternoon concerts for the North End Com munity Center, Inc., under the aus pices of the Music Department of the North End Community Cen ter, 1800 Main Street. Free tickets for the concert may be secured at the North End Com munity Center.