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Officials Review 39 Work At Delta Cooperative Farm
Good Health Is Point Stressed Among Farm Securit / Administration Families
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The Kiiftn' Security Administra
tion loiym mat moi-u failures
among families on its program sot
giving low-income farmers a new
start resulted from illness—malaria,
hookworm, pellagra, tuberculosis
thousands of Farm Security Ad
As Haitian President Was Bid Farewell
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President Stertio Vincent of the
i Uck Republic of Haiti, is shown
nere receiving a bon voyage handL
hake from Secretary of State
Cordell Hull at the steps of his
private car at the Union Station,
Washington as he departs for New
Wrecker Uncovers $12,900
Local police this week were con- !
fronted with a tough problem, for
they must decide who is to be given
ownership of a fortune of $12,900 1
in bills* *,-An& if dime about in an j
odd way.
Last Wednesday, Joseph Johnson, |
70-year-old laborer, was cleaning j
bricks as workers tore down an ’
old house. As he worked, a cornice
collapsfict. and peering into the
opening, his eyes opened wide m
amazement as they fell upon a
small IJn box. '
Brushing away the grime and
dust, he opened the box. felt his
b'ood pressure go lip another notch
as he beheld wo bundles of bills :
large old-fashioned kind.
Johnson rushed home with Ins
find, counted' the money—a total
CHICAGO - Dr Fred Cad.
prominent physician here so- 1
rv enty'years, died at his Wot d
iavß home 'following a heart- a! -
t. tk Dr. Cade, i popular member ;
v-t Omega Psi J u Laterally. wa
rn: outstwr.d.ng s<x-ial and civic
leader j
F . init appointment of Miss Mary
F'la Jones to the nursing staff of
Bonnie Burns Tuberculosis Sani
tarium, marked the first time
such an appointment has been
ministration families now receive
medical aid and health instruction
through the Farm Security Admin
istration medical care program
provided for them in cooperation
with local medical societies.
Upper left: Nurse Lillie McCor
York City where he stopped a
I *.lav at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
before lteturnLig to his native
land. Edgar G. Brown, president
iof the United Government Em
ployees, is pictured at right, oth
ers 1 to r are Elsie Lescot, minister
1 of Haiti to the linked States,
i of $12,900. in bills of SI,OOO, SSOO .V
! SIOO denomination. Trailed by po
lice, the aged laborer was found.
! but under questioning said he had
j given the money to a friend, Mrs.
j Kathryn Williams. Police recovered
Meet The King And Queen
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When Johnson C. Smith university
of Charlotte, N. CL, held its recent
homecoming, the student body de
parted from convention allowing
girt students to choose the king
and male students the queen. Those
selected were Miss Ethel Evangeline
Martin of Columbia. S. as Queen
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mick assists in an examination at
Flint River Farms. Georgia. Lower
left: mothers at Gee’s Bend, Ala
bama. waiting for advice at tne
project clinic. Center: Nurse Annie
Shamburg tells a young sufferer
Under-Secretary Stunner Welles,
j Captain Daniel Callahan. IVesi
denl Roosevelt’s naval aide and
other state department ollieials.
President Vincent dined on Tues
day with President Roosevelt at
the White House.
the money and must now- decide its
ownership. Johnson is relying on
the “losers, finders, keepers,“ rule
and the legal axiom: “Possession is
nine points of the law.” His friends
hope he will win out.
Bovina and Avon Xyanza Williams
of Knoxville, Tenn., .as King Tau
rus. Shown in tile photograph I to r
are William Oliver, Miss Ednaw
How/.e, King Taurus, President H.
L. McCrorey, Queen Bovina. Miss
E'vangeline Yarborough and Chas.
E. Stevenson.— (ANP).
from pellagra how milk, eggs, and 1
fresh vegetables will prevent and
cure the disease. Upper center:
gardens which provide an ample
variety of protective foods are or*
of the few strings on Farm Securi- :
ty Administration loans. Upper ;
Pasadena Wins f)ver Race
Group In Jim-Crow Case
Sought Wrong
Legal Remedy,
Judge Rules
court opinion the results of which
was to give at least temporary vic
tory to Pasedena in its fight, to
prevent Negroes from using its
I swimming pools freely, Superior
Judge Clement D. Nye last. Thurs
day held that plaintiffs in she case
which has been perilling iit ce last
fall had sought the wrons- legal
remedy and that their case must
fail on that account. Tne judge
ruled that an injunction should
have been sought instead of a writ
of mandate.
Explaining the decision At-ty.
Thomas L. Griffith, Jr., who repre
sented the plaintiffs, pointed out
that he had followed well estab
lished precedents in seeking a *wric
of mandate and that the courts
have held that it is the proper
manner of procedure. He also said
that he had filed a motion for a
new trial and that a hearing on
the motion had been set for Jan 3
The attorney also stressed tht
point that Judge Nye-s decision was
not based upon the merits of the
case at all but simply upon a legal
technicality and said that if neces
sary the question would b epresent
ed to the supreme court in an ef
fort to clarify the law and clear
the path for a decision on the
question of whether or not Cali
fornia cities have a right to dis
criminate against Negroes in the
use of swimming pools.
The case arose out of the rule
established by Pasadena limiting
use of the pool to Negroes' or
Tuesdays only except where Tues
day happened to be a holiday m
which ; case another day was
awarded to Negroes.
The city argued that it had a
light to make such a rule on the
theory that swimming is a “social
right” as distinguished from a
“legal right" and that a city is em
powered under those circumstances
to set aside certain days for the
use of certain groups of citizens.
Contesting this argument the
plaintiffs asserted before Judge
Nye that California cities have no
right to make any distinctions be
tween citizens and that all racial
groups must be given free access j
to any facilities operated by tiv j
city. |
As a result of the law suit, Pasr- ;
dena citizens and those in sur
rounding citizens have been en
gaged in a bitter and vicious cam - .
paign to restrict homes against u* i
and occupancy by Negroes in an
effort to make those cities “117
white.” Thar, campaign has reaL. 1 I
ed large proportions with marv
civic organizations participating in
the drive.
A similar question was before the ;
IjOs Angeles courts several year' j
ago and Judge Walter S. Gales J
ruled that the city lacked power ro :
discriminate i n the use of swim- j
ming facilities. Ho made his m.- i
ing in sustaining the application j
for a writ of mandate, the same ■
legal remedy found faulty by j
Judge Nye,
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right: baby’s weigh! and diet a*,
cheeked regularly at this clinic
forty miles from the nearest urban
Lower right: many farm moth
ers have to leave the care of their
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Sena all letter: to: ABBE WALLACE care of l’nfi SCOTT
A. P. C- —I wish to work and to help
my children through school and I
wish to know if I will get work and
be able to do this during 1940?
Ans: Your first duty is to help
educate your children. In order to
do this you must find outside work.
It seems to me that you should ap
ply in person around at various
restaurants and business places
the down town district and you
can get work in some building or
H. J. L. —My husband believes he is
fixed. Is he?
Ans: No. He just doesn’t like to
stay home evenings and uses this
s an excuse to get out.
P. S.—Our church was sprinkled
recently. There was powder in
every nook and corner and I wish
to know' what purpose this powder
was put there and is there any
thing to it?
Ans: Some member of the church
had the powder put there, but
there is absolutely no harm tlfat
can come from this source. There
is no cause for worry on the part
as any member, as this powder
'ould not influence anyone in any
’. L. W.—l am "having trouble
ith my eyes. The doctor told me
i was my blood but when he test
d it. it was alright. Now he doesn't
o anything. Wh a t should I do?
ms: Consult with an EYE SPE
IALIST and have your eyes
reated. The condition is getting no
etter ami you should not think of
on tinning on without medical aid.
v. M. M.—My husband's mother
reals me so dirty and mean and
want to know if she likes me. It
.orries me so much and I don’t
now what, to do about her acting
his way. Ts 'she making me sick?
ins: The logical thing for you and
our husband to do is to get se-
GUTHRIE. Okla. (ANP)—“Lisp
ing Leaves”, a new book of poetry
by Miss Ida Rowland, instructor
m psychology at Langston univer
sity, lias just been released by the
Publishers. Miss Rowland attended
Omaha university where she re
ceived her B. A and M A de
grees ,
babies to young children. Moth
ers are encouraged to bring these
young helpers to the clinics for in
struction in making beds, bathing
the baby, and care of bottles. A
doll is being used to illustrate how
the baby should be handled.
parate apartments from your
mother-in-law if possible. She
doesn't dispise. you..but she just
doesn't- seem to understaaid you
very well and that of course Is em
barrassing for you. She certainly
hasn’t done anything to you that
would cause you to have headaches,
go to the doctor.
M. C. L.—Please tell me if T will
be successful in getting the pro
perty our grandmother left us oi
Ans: Arrange to get legal aid in
orner to cie.*r up the lilies io
this property. The three heirs will
eventually get the property and it
should he attended to just as soon
as possible as there will be taxes
tnd other things connected with
L.is property that will have to be
cleared up.
R. M. C.— fs this girl crazy about
me or just wants my money? She
wants me to pay her a visit Xmas
and I want to know if I should go
or not?
Ans: She likes you and likes the
good time that you show her also.
Arrange to visit with her for you
will he able to enjoy yourself. This
girl isn’t in love with you, as she
doesn’t get to s?e you enough to
know whether she cares or not.
J. H. C. —I have been going- with
n married woman almost all year.
Her hosnand sent for her to come
to Houston, Texas. Now she said if
1 would send for her she would
come to me. Should 1 do this?
vns no. let tier entirely atone.
She has a husband and could get
ainng well villi him if sin* would
leave off her outside friends. The
Last thing for you to do is to
choose a young lady who docs not
have a husband.
L. L. —Will I be successful in get
ting the job that lias been promis
ed me around the first of thp year?
Ans: Disappointment awaits you hi
connection with this job. Although
it is indicated to me that yon will
find work of a different nature
around the fifteenth of January.
You will be in a position to save j
some money on the new job.
I wish all my readers a very
very nappy Holiday season
and a Prosperous Year during
1940. _ _ 7 A
Enterprises Are
Lights Os Hope
ficials of the Delta Cooperative
Farm here this week reviewed the
work accomplished the past year by
members of the cooperatives and
social welfare workers interested
m improving the health, prosperity
and living conditions of the work
r.s and their families.
The Delta Cooperative Farm of
ficials explained, was organized in
the spring of 1936 to aid a few of
the poorest economic elai-s in
An:erica, the Southern sharecrop
pers and day laborers. According to
government statistics, tire income
of these people ranges from SIBO to
$306 per year. This is the total
cross income for an entire family.
Many of these people, numbering
ail told irom twelve to fifteen mil
lion, are forced to begin work in
'.he cotton field at tire age of live
or six and live almost entirely
without the benefit, of education,
medical care, or religious instruc
Tlie cooperative enterprise which
begin with the Delta Cooperative
Farm and now includes tire
Province Cooperative Farm, and a
cooperative creamery, affect only a
very small number of these people,
but the enterprise has heroine one
symbol of hflpe for them. The
farms are organized as producer?
cooperatives in which member:
work, together and share the fruits
of their labor according to the
amount, of work, Good:
are purchased at Rochdale con
sumers* cooperative stores of which
the first has a record of patronage
dividends of about 9 percent for
the past two years. Credit is ob
tained irom a credit cooperative
operated by the people themselves
From the beginning, the acute
need of medical care, both foi
farm members and those in the
surrounding country was felt by all
interested in the fayms. In the
first, year of the Delta Cooperative
Farm, a young- trained nurse, Mis*
Lindsay Hall, now Mrs. A. E. Cox
volunteered her services withou
charge. Her support was- later as
sumed by the Presbyterian churcl
USA. With a modest donatipi
Irom another friend, a two-story
clinic was built from lumber usee
and sawed on the farm.
In 1938 a young physician, Dr
David Minter, became a resident
•physician it the Delta Cooperativ
Farm where he has made the clin
ic a center for medical work, ifc
one- month's time the clinic ha
ministered to over 600 individuals.
With a miscrocopc given by th
..udents of Berea College he rum
about ten tests daily which are o
particular help in diagnosing ma
laria, one of the chief scourages os
the low Delta area. Weekly Dr.
M nter and Mrs. Cox hold a lueti
clinic for which 150 are now reg
istered. Materials for this treat
ment of syphilitics are now fur
nished by rhe county, but the work
was begun long before any aid wa.
Another need of equal important
has been that of general education
supplementing the State program
' both for children and adults a
Rochdale. Negro children are giv
en less than five months of school
ing per year. Many of the adults
on the farm and in the surround
ing community have been deniei
almost all education opportunity.
The need is especially felt ir
the field of religion as the whiti
sharecropper is one of the mos
unchurched groups in the country
and the general level of Negrc
church life in the cotton belt is
with some exceptions, such as no
to commend religion to thoughtfu
members of the race, in a partia
effort to meet this need, a com
munity church was organized a
Rochdale which opens its door
alike to Negroes and whites. Suci
results as have been secured, how
ever, have been in no small meas
ure to the director of religious ed
ucation, Miss Dorothy Fisher, wm
volunteered for service a Rochdal
a year ago. Mias Fischer was for
merly in charge of the nationa.
young people’s work for the Epis
copal church. She preaches in the
community church, directs relig
ious education, keeps books forth.
credit cooperative, is organizer anc
adviser to the women’s garmen
making department, manages th
staff house cooperative, and carriet
on correspondence lor the farm.
Cured T-B Victim Leads
Week Os Xmas Seal Selling
A cured victim of tuberculosis
v ho is working in llie 1939 Christ
mas Sea) sale by the Atlanta Tu
berculosis Association, led all
other Vo'kers Vn during
Ihe week, according to reports
made at T-B headquarters on
Fo-rest Avenue last Thursday
Officials ’of the campaign re
vealed that at the half-way mark
of this year’s campaign, workers
have accounted for approximately
as much finance this year as was
He’s Linguist
Ren I". Uarruthpfs, ftiHtnrctw in
mam-e in Tillages ;U Howard Unl
;entity and farmer associate pro
essor of romance languages at lil
ton coll gc. Texas, has been
tci.fl io sigma Delta Pi. national
onorary Soaalsh socictv and Pi
elta Phi, national honorary
l-cncb society by chapters at the
'nivcrsit.i of Illinois.
Ken Washington To
Turn Professional
kid fans will soon have the
’Lance to see Ken Washington
’ieat UCLA halfback in action. it
was learned here this week with
announcement that the -Treat,
ifhlete had signed on the c.otted
ne to play professional football.
Ken was represented by hie un
’le, Roscoe Washington, who is his
usiness agent.
The contract, signed with Larrj
Snnbrock, local promoter, calls for
:we games at SI,OOO a game, the
contest dales—Dcmir.ber 31 anc 1
anuaiy 14. The grid star was
eportedly given SI.OOO when he
gned the contract will receive
lie second SI,OOO before the
ist game is piaytd. The games
i which Washington will play
.ad net been announced at last
City-Wide Pastors
Institute Closed
-Tlie City-Wide Leidersip Train
ing lnsl it'lle for Christian Work
:• s and Ministers held at the Mt.
Carmel Eap.ist Church, Rev W.
H. Jernagin, pastor, under the
auspices of the National Sunday
School and Bp list Training Union
Congress closed Sunday with ap
propriate recognition service and
granting of awards.
Courses in Juntrr, Senior B.A.U.
anc. intermediate B. Y. P. U. were
taught under the leadership of
Prot. E W. D. Isaac, Corres
ponding Secretary of the National
B.Y.P U. Board, Nashville, Tenn.,
:nd a special class held daily for
ministers taught by Dr. J. T
Brown of Nashville
Battle Hill Thanks
Those Who Made
Tree Event Success
Last Tuesday afternoon, the chil
!ren of Battle Hill Preventorium
eceived many gifts from friends
*nd clubs as the Christmas tree
celebration was held.
Officials and recipients have
expressed gratefulness- to those
who contributed to make the ai
fair a success.
Those who contributed were.
Child's Bible Class, Silent Sixteen,
Rush Memorial, St. Paul. St. John,
and First Presbyterian churches:
Miss Margaret Mitchell, novelist;
Mrs. Sudie Howard, Gordon Street
Business Women’s Club, Miss Mar
tha Hyde and Sellers Brothers Fu
neral Home.
secured in the entire drive in
The Jones and Company, seal
sellers in the Atlanta public
school system, heaaed by Mrs. M.
Agnes Jones, led other divisions
ii sales lor the week ending
Thursday night . Andrews and
Company was second, while the
Thomas and Company, of DeKulb
County, was third.
In its benefit dance at the Top
Hat Thursday night, the Johnson
and Company. sellers in the
northeast section, reports success.

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