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ISA WJJ VOL. I NO. 10 HARTFORD, CT. - SPRINGFIELD, MASS., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1940 PRICE FIVE CENTS L SI Y J i U I II M I! II II II II t i, g J l r s!3 : : 9 - Dr. Jackson Active In H artford Affairs Dr. Allen F. Jackson of Hart ford came into this city sixteen years ago after completing his interneship at Freedman's Hos pital, Washington, D. C. Being a native of Washington, Dr. Jackson chose as an opportune field for his profession the city of Hartford. He has made numerous contributions to the Negro com munity here and pioneered into many fields that had not (been touched, heretofore, by men of his profession. 4 lie propped at the Armstrong Technical High School where he was a Lieutenant in the Cadet Club. From this institution he re ceived a scholarship to further his education. He did his undergraduate work at Howard University taking a pre-med course. He was president of his class, a member of the de- UNDER TITLE OF GRADS Correction: .Miss .Lillian . R. Jones of East Hartford received a Master of Arts Degree from the Hartford Seminary Founda tion, instead of B. R. E. as stated in last week's issue. AUTHORS AND Fx " 'V ri -wi'?: - ,;vh' i si ' V' I Langston Hughes, left, and Arna Bontemps, right, noted authors discussing wjth Miss Etta Moten, famous star of stage, screen and radio, songs for the gigantic "Cavalcade of the Negro Theatre" to be produced for the American Negro Exposition at the Chicago Coliseum between July 4 and Sept. 2. This stage presentation will portray the history of the Negro theatre from pre-Civil war days to the modern swing era and will have a large cast of stars, supported by members of the Federal Theatre in Chicago. Miss Moten will be in one of the leading roles. The Cavalcade has been prepared by Hughes and Bontemps, who have previously colaborated on stage productions. Hampton Offers Summer Aviation Pilot's Course Hampton Jlnstitut, Va. Coop erating with the National govern ment through the Civil Aeronau tics Authority, Hampton Insti- tuie is onenng courses in avia tion during the summer of 1940, thus affording unusual opportun ities for Negro youth to qualify j . i nr . . . as civilian pilots. Briefly these courses will cov Continued on page eight bating society and a participant in inter-collegiate sports. Dr. Jackson was graduated in 1918 and entered Howard Medical College where he received How ard's awards in surgery and ob stetrics. Arriving in Hartford in 1924, he rapidly became an active leader in community movements. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Con necticut State Medical Society; member of the American Medical Association; member of the Na tional Medical Association; Presi dent of the Connecticut Medical and Pharmaceutical Association; president of the third-ward Demo cratic Club; President of the Hart ford Branch of the N.A. A. C. P.; Chairman of the executive board of the Nov England Regional Con fevence; President of the North End Conference on Negro Prob lems; Vice-President of Hartford Civic and Economic Welfare Coun cil; Vice President of the Con necticut Conference on Social and Labor Legislation; . President of Federation of Colored Democratic Clubs. During the interview Dr. Jack son quoted the following: "I be lieve that effective organization, politically, socially, and economi cally is the only solution to our problem. Only when Negroes learn to use their numbers efFectivey can we hope to achieve things that we all are fighting for." SINGER PLAN FOR BIG PAGEANT Leading Pastor Observes 21st Anniversary SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Rev. S. L. Dupree, pastor and founder of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield, Mass., cele brated the twenty-first anniver sary of his service to the com munity with a week of special service ending Monday, June 10. The pastor's celebration was aided by well attended cervices in which Springfield's leading ministers participated. A financial drive conducted along with this event was successful. Rev. Dupree remarked that out of 1100 Sundays since 1919, he has missed -only four from the (Continued on. Page eight) Joe Lauis Goes , To Sister's Graduation WASHINGTON All eyes were eU ii 1 OI tn- - most outstanding personalities when Joe Louis, heavyweight -hampion of the world, attendee the commencement exercises at Howard University, in the com pany of his mother, Mrs. Lillie Barrows Brooks. The reason for i-t. ;, ve was his ssisu. Miss Vunies Barrow, who received ior A. ii. degree, cum laude. i Providence Is HostToA.EE. Conference The New England Conference of the A. M. Bl. Church will meet at the Allen A. M. E. Church, Providence, beginning Wednesday, June 19, and continuing through Sunday, June 23. The Rev. Alex ander Schack is pastor of the host church, and the Rt. Rev. David Sims will preside over the con ference sessions, Many clergymen and prominent visitors from aj? over New Eng land, New York, the Middle West, and other places, will attend the sessions. Pastor Schack and his members have made extensive preparations and improvements to receive and welcome the giTests. The public is invited to all. of the Conference sessions. V CABLE SAYS GARVEY DIES IN LONDON LONDON Last Monday morn ing, a month after the false report of his death was circulated by a foreign correspondent here, Mar cus Garvey, president-general of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, died, according to a cable from his secretary, Miss Daisy L. Whyte. His successor until the next international con vention of the organization whigii he headed nW-vViich numbered thousands in "as'"heyday is Miss Ethel E. Collihs of New Yprk, secretary-general. Bethel Closes Fiscal Year On Tuesday, June 18, Bethel A. M. E. Church on 27 Pendleton Avenue will hold a meeting in which annual reports will he heard from its officers and pastor, Rev. E. L. Blake. This service will mark the 10th year of Rev. Blake's pastorage with this church, for merly Loring Street Church. The progress of the church under Rev. Blake's leadership is attested by the acquirement of the present building which offers splendid modern facilities for a well-rounded social service to the commun ity. The completion of the addi tional church edifice now under construction will place Bethel Church in the forefront of insti tutional church activities in Springfield. After this meeting, Rev. Blake will leave for Providence, R. I., where he will attend The Annual Methodist Conference of delegates covering New England and Nova Scotia. Lion of Judah Inspired With New Hope LONDON It is reliably report ed that last Wednesday the ex iled emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, left his residence at Bath for London, where, it is said, he was in conference with British diplomatic officials for several hours. The nature of the conver sations was not disclosed, but it was understood that they related to questions arising out of Italy's entrance into World War II on the side of Nazi Germany. Youth Day At Third Baptist Mr. U. S. Fowler, student of The Hartford Theological Semi nary, will be guest speaker in a special Youth Day Service by the young people of Third Baptist Church, Sunday, June 16. Mr. Fowler, graduate of a Texas col lege, will speak in the morning and a Vesper Service will be held in the evening. Mr. James Hen derson is chairman of the young people's group which will have complete chaxge of all services HIS HONOR, MAYOR SPELLACY L The Managing Editor, Hartford-Springfield Chronicle, 2076 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut My Dear Friend : My attention has been called to a new publication, The Hartford-Springfield Chronicle, which is printed primarily for the colored Deorjle of this Springfield. May I extend my for success? Expert Designer Scores Again Hartford, Conn. Mrs. L. B. Barnes, wife of one of Hartford's leading morticians, latest crea tion was for Archie La Mare of Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Barnes, a graduate of Fashion Academy of New York; City and of the McDowell School of Designing, is the only Negro creator in Hart ford. We are greatly honored by hav ing such a distinguised and tal ented character in our midst. Her likable character and sweet dis position is an asset worth men tioning. Our hats are off to you, Mrs. Barnes. Dr. Ferrebee Is Banqueted BOSTON, MASS. (Special- Last Friday a delightful ban quet was given by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in honor of Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee of Washington, D. C, Grand Basileus of the Sorority, and Dr. Mary C. Wright. Regional Director of the North Atlantic Region, in the pri vate dining room at the Colonial Kitchen. Dr. Wright, well known in Greater Boston for her outstanding civic contributions, brought greet ings fiom the Regional Convention held in Baltimore during May. Dr. Ferebee, one of the country's dis tinguished physicians, gave the main address. She was introduced by Soror Lucy Mitchell, Basileus of Psi Omega Chapter. Dr. Fere bee inspired her audience with a recital of how the Sorority has grown from an organization al most purely social in its activity to an institution of great national strength in which serious minded women are banded together to promote racial progress. The banquet closed with the presentation of gifts to the guests of honor and the inspirational singing of sorority songs led by fn congratulations to the new enterprise and my best wishes THOMAS J. SPELLACY, Mayor Tenant Group Confers With Housing Authority Hartford, Conn. The Executive members of the North-End Conference on Negro Problems, headed by Dr. Allen F. Jackson, conferred with Messrs. Russell Allen and Guy Larkum of the Hartford Housing Authority in an attempt to de termine a policy for tenant sel ection in regards to Negroes. Next week's issue of the Hart ford .-. Springfield CHRONICLE will contain the findings of the conference. charming Corinne Howe, basileus of Epsilon chapter. Soror Gertrude Smith, banquet chairman, was mistress of ceremonies. Dr. DOROTHY FERREBEE, head of A.K.A. Sorority. S ENDS A LETTER Youth Council Sends Delegates Hartford, Mass. The Hartford Youth Council of the N. A. A. C. P., at a meet ing Monday, June 10, 1940 elec ted as their delegate to the Na tional Convention to be held in Philadelphia, June 18 to 23, 'their President, Mr. Charles Jennings. The Youth Council has planned an elaborate lawn party for the raising of money to pay expenses of the convention delegate. Three Weeks Training For 372nd Infantry BOSTON, MASS. (Special) In just three weeks from to morrow, a khaki cavalcade of be tween 350 and 400 men will leave Boston for Camp Edwards at Fal mouth on. the Massachusetts Cape. Leaving the Hub on Sunday, July 7, the famous Third Batta lion, 372nd Colored Rifle Infantry, M.N.G., will remain in camp longer than at any time in peacetime history. Our soldier boys will re main at the seacoast camp from July 7 to 27. A bright feature of the Cape "vacation" of the local unit this year is the anticipated arrival of new military uniforms. Just when and what is not definitely known, but the belief is. that cadet long pants with brief lace leggings may be a picturesque part of the out fit. Similar to the band or artillery short leg protections, the new is sues have a decided advantage of being put on quicker than the pre Continued on page eight TRAVERS CLOTHES Springfield's Finest Stock of Drapes White Suits $6.90 up Sport Coats $8.88 200 pr. sport slacks $1.88 op 1666 MAIN STREET SprlBffflrld, Mmmrn.