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HANKS UNTO THE LORD; FOR HE IS GOOD; BECAUSE HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOR EVER.” -P.alm 118:1
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Judge Elvin L. Davenport, left of speaker who in
troduced Dr. M. Johnson, President of Howard Uni
versity. Riffht of speaker: Dr. Alf Thomas, Walter
Heuther, Mr. Turner, Pres. Michigan NAACP, Judge
™. e McCree and other platform guests. Photo F.
MR. WALTER REUTHER
Oke 1957 3ujht
Girl Scout Troop No. 10-
59 ia having a Rummage
Sale on Saturday May 11th
from 10.00 A.M. to 1:00
P.M. at Christ Methodist
Church, Warren at Haver
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DOR VISITS DETROIT
visited by General Carlos
P. Romulo, Philippine Am
bassador to the United
States, on May 7.
Ambassador Romulo was
tha guest of honor and
principal speaker at the
May noonday luncheon
meeting of the “School of
Government” which was
held in the Grand Ball
room, Sheraton Cadillac
Hotel, Tuesday May 7. Tha
A large crowd turned out to, “The Fight for Freedom Dinner,”
given at the beautiful Latin Quarter on Sunday evening, May 4th.
The entire program was interesting. Dr. Alf E. Thomas Jr. was the
toastmaster, to whom a great deal of credit may be given for keeping
the program moving along in a cheerful manner.
Don Raphael, at the organ played many old favorites and medleys,
which all enjoyed immensely.
The Reverend Horace White, gave the invocation with sacred pray
er fitted for the occasion. Councilman Louis C. Miriani, Lt. Gov. Philip
A. Hart, and Walter P. Reuther gave remarks.
Judge Elvin L. Davenport introduced Dr. Mordecia W. Johnson,
President of Howard Univeristy, speaker ot the evening.
Dr. Johnson held the audience spellbound as he spoke on the “Works
and Objective of The N. A. A. C. P.” He began by giving a little gag
of an old man, 90 years old, who sent for hint when he was about to
die. lie did not send for him to pray for him, he did not send for him
to read the Bible to him, because he had been reading that all of his
life, but he wanted to leave a message to his children' that he had his
Ambassador spoke on “The
New Strategy pf Com
munism in Asia'*.
The Philippine Govern
ment has conferred many
great honors on Ambassa
dor Romulo|. He is a noted
author and the recipient
of /29 Honorary Degrees
from universities and col
leges throughout the world.
The'School of Govern
ment was founded in 1940
by MRS. WILBUR M.
BRUCKER, wife of the
Secretary of the Army.
From a nucleus of only
fifteen members the school
has now grown ito over two
hundred prominent Detroit
Their object is to study
the science of government,
including the constitution,
the laws of the United
States, The Laws of the
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Among the o%er five-hundred persons attending the
SIOO a plate dinner were: Mr. ANDREW F. FRUE
HAUF C. S., Publisher of Ddtroit Tribune, Mrs.
B. Elizabeth, Ellington, Manager, Editor and Gen.
Mgr and Mr. William Ellington, Chief Accountant.
They are seen on the bottom row, reading from right
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State of Michigan and the
ordinances of the City of
Detroit. Their study is con
ducted in a non-partisan
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Department of Parks
Auditions for the music
al “Roberta”, to be pro
duced during the summer
by the Department of
Parks and Recreation, at
the Belle Isle Aqua Thea
ter, will be held Tuesday,
7 to 10 p.m.* May 14, in
the Rainbow’ Room of the
Veterans Memorial Build
ing. says Mary Ball.
. ..Detroit residents be
tween the ages of 17 to 30
years with previous singing
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A scene of the elaborate guests tables at the Latin
Quarter. There were many distinguished and honored
persons among the large gathering.
By B. ELIZABETH ELLINGTON
Social £? Civic Round Up
By R.. C. WILLIAMS
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It’s an old fashioned wish, but
it’s warm and sincere. "A Won
derful Birthday, a Wonderful
Year” is my wish for Mrs. Hat
tie Dogans, of 1261 W. Grand
Elvd.. who celebrated another
birthday May Ist. Also, if you
will forgive my being late, just
want to any right now, “Hope
your Birthday was just great.”
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Also in line this week are
congratulations and best wishes
to Mr. and Mrs. Charles D.
Powell, of 1496 W. Grand
Bled., who celebrated 18 years
of wedded bliss April 271 h.
Mr. Powell presented his wife
a lovely orchid on their day.
Here’s hoping that your anni
versary day was filled with joy
and pleasure, and that this year
will be even nicer than the
memories you treasure.
face turned toward Detroit. And wanted them to go there, where a
man regardless of his mice or color would have an opportunity to work
and live a better life.
He gave outstanding historical sketches of Negroes, and Whites of
the South, the growth upward from slavery, down through the Supreme
Court decision of May 1954.
He told of how well the races at large, in many cases in the South
are getting along in the public schools, and colleges. In his discource
he explained how that all peace loving nations are looking to a United
America, for help toward peace- joy and contentment.
Dr. Johncsn said, “Integregation is a bad word to describe what is
going on in the Sot* h. We are striving to make it possible that the Ne
gro child have the same opportunity to advance as any other child.”
The constitution has already provided within the statute books all
the laws. And our job is to see that every person in America has full
protection under the constitution.
Thesc» and many other fine matter of fact statements captured the
the audience for more than two hours.
CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIV.
The Jordan Grove Baptist
Cl.urch Mayflower Spiritual
Echoes celebrated their first an
niversary Sunday, April 28:h, in
a musical program picscnted at
the church at 3:30 p. m. with
various choirs and singing
g.oups participating. This group
of five is looking forward to a
ranging engagement in Chicago,
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Mr. Edward Davis will speak
on “Our Responsibility to the
Community in which we live
and Work” at a luncheon at
Booker T. Washington Trade
Association meeting at YWCA.
Lucy Thurman Branch, 569 E.
Elisabeth. May 15th. at 12
noon. The public is invited.
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More than 50,000 Negroes in
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Left: Judge Elvin Davenport, Dr. Mordecai Johnson-
Standing Waller Reuther, Dr. A. Thomas, Mr. Turn
er, Judge Wade McCree, Rev. Horace White and oth
er platform guests. Photo: F. Williams.
Society Doings —
MRS. FRANK McKNIGHT HONORED AT TEA
The Trains, a group of young married women of St.
Cyprian’s Parish with Mrs Jacqueline Nickerson as presi
dent, honored Mrs. Helen T. McKnight Sunday, May 5, in
an appreciation tea held in Page Hall. For her many years
of service to St. Cyprian’s Church, they presented her with
a cross and a book inscribed in gold filled with kind thoughts.
In January 1924.. Mrs. Mc-
Knight was presen tad by
Father Charles S. Sedge wick
and confirmed by the Righl
Reverend Herman Page. Since
that time she has serviced all
organisations of the church,
guilds, missions of the Parish
and Priests of St. Cyprian's—
Joining with The Trains in
their salute to Mrs. McKnight
was Father Malcolm G. Dade
"This is a long over-due trib
ute to a wonderful person;’’ the
Curate, Rev. Henry L Parker;
DETROIT TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, MAY It, 1957
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Dr. Mordecai Johnson
By Mary Belle Rhodes
the Vestry who says: "No one
in the Church is more deserving
or worthy of the plaudits or ac
colades which might come her
way than Mrs. McKnight"; the
Church School superintendent
and staff, the Triangle Club;
Soroptimist Guild; Altar Guild;
Bsher Board: St. Theresa's
Guild; Rector’s Guild; St. Ce
cilia’s Guild; Woman’s Auxil
iary, and St. Cecilia’s Choir who
3ays: "Mrs. McKnight reflects
to us the wisdom of Solomon,
the patience of Job and the loce
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