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K lala AKA Xmas Affair
I CHICAGO—(ANP)—Yes, we’ve
perry Christmased and dined and
lanced and enjoyed the Yuletide
Kit should be enjoyed. But,
long with all this being a fashion
■euth at heart, we’ve noted the
lend of the styles issued out by
lanta from his famous pack.
I The Alpha Kappa Alpha twi
|gbt dance her e Christmas day
Brought out an array of fashion
ables that it yearly attracts. Be-
Ig an informal affair from six
Intil ten, afternoon frocks were
lie order of the day, and new
Ihristmas bundles had been
■hook out of all their glittering
wrappings to put in an appearance.
I Black was the color most seen
■otten among the dancers as they
waltzed and swung around the
luletree, but winter pastels ran
K close second as well as a new
■rcup, smoky pastels, soft shades
If blue, rose, grey, lime and toast.
Ilack with frothy accents of white
■owever, seemed to be most popu
lar, and this combination is al
lays battering and appealing.
lAn especially interesting frock
was the spang-new inky crepe lace
■rimmed model worn by a gay
loung matron. Featuring the new
lowered waist line with horizontal
lucking at the hips and across
Khf bosom, the dress had a V-
Ihaped neck which was delight
fully edged with a crisp, snowy
lace ruching.
I Festive jacket and skirt com
binations were also quite popular
lame and moire jacket blouses with
Icing embroidery, was very effec
tive with its black gored skirt. '
■Another, a shining turquoise lame
fceplum type with gOTd 'threadings,
lopped a gold faille skirt.
I Turflbans still continue to hold
Iheir own in the millinery scene,
kr,d were much in evidence top
ting curly coiffures. Velvet has
liven way to belting ribbon, faille
Imd crepes in most cases, but a
bopular coed, home for the holi
days, was very pert In a holly red
luilted velveteen turban which
fciatched 'her quilted mittens.
I Suede turbans were also seen,
pften catcning up the color note of
luede bags. A fur pom-pom, keyed
lo her new fur coat, was worn by
pne chic debutante. All in all, for
kaiety, style and beauty, the Alpha
Kappa Alpha dance wa s the starry
Christmas symbol Chicagoans have
brown to expect from this group,
proceeds go to their scholarship
■und, you know. The affair usher
led in a gay, crammed Yuletide
[week, brimming with eggnogs,
[evening parties etcetera, etcetera,
bringing out some of the loveliest
[frocks I’ve seen, but more about
|them next week.
OTTAWA, Canada—British Ne
[groes got a taste of the kind ol
[“democracy” they are being called
[upon to defend with their lives
[when the Supreme Court of Can
ada this week upheld the jim crow
|action of a white tavern keeper in
|the Province of Quebec in refusing
[to serve Negroes.
Sing Gospel Songs
[fll Tell It Wherever I go ... 10*
[Precious Lord, Take My Hand 10f
plow About You/ 10<
Send Orders To
755 Oakwood Blvd., Dept. C
Chicago, 111.
Here's The Setting For A
Gay New Year's Eve Party
Nearly everybody likes a parlv
New Year’s evening, it seems a
fitting way to end the old year to
start the new, don’t you think so?
A gala finish that is a triumphant
The theme of the evening. . mu
sic, dancing, games-, and certainly
. . . food! So, if the party is to be
at your house here is a suggestion
to help you plan. Both are very
simple and hiay be prepared well
in advance so you won’t miss any
of the fun.
Mulled Cider Punch
Sea Food Melange
Stuffed Celery
Crackers or plain.
Fruit Cake
Star spice
Assorted Pickles
Bread and Butter Sandwiches
Black Coffee
Bowl of Assorted Fruits and Wal
Latest Volume Receives Praise 6
Zora Neale Hurston, young and
brilliant author of the currently
popular “Moses, Man of the Monn
iaih,” which has received wide
praise in literary cireJes since its |
publication recently by J. P. Lip- ;
pincott company. Miss Hurston, a
Named Head Nurse At
Homer Phillips Hospital
ST. LOUIS— (ANP) Announce
ment was made this week of the
appointment of Mrs. Estelle Mas
sey Riddle of Akron, Ohio, as su
perintendent of nurses at this
city’s three-million - dollar Homer
C. Phillips hospital, by Dr. Ralph
Thompson, hospital commissionei.
Mrs. Riddle succeeds Miss Virginia
Harrison, white, whose resignation
becomes effective on Dec. 30, and
who has accepted a post as direc
tor of nurses at St. Lukes Hospital,
San Francisco.
Mrs. Riddle, one time president
of the National association of
Graduate Nurses and now chairman
Os that organization’s educational
committee, is a former St. Louisan,
and well known here. Her ap
pointment climaxes a long jght by
local leaders lo have a colored
woman named to this important
post at Phillips hospital.
There were many conferences
and meetings held to oppose the
retention of a white superintendeii’-
of nurses, when a qualified colored
nurse was available for the posi
tion. Mrs. Riddle who assumed her
new duties of January 1, received
her professional education here a*.
City Hospital No. 2.
She later attended Teachers Co*
lege, Columbia University whei J
she received a master’s degree. She
was then appointed to the staff of
Freemen’s Hospital Washington
D. C-, in charge of nursing educa
tion. St. Louisans this week wen
excitant over her appointment at
Phillips. Dr. N. Vaughn, nresi-
whole celery, one half teaspoon
nutmeg, three fourths cup sugar.
Boil cider, cloves, nutmeg, ana
sugar together five minutes. Strain
and serve. Serves twent-five,
tablespoons butter or margarine
eight tablespoons flour, one half
teaspoon salt, few grains pepper,
one cup cream, one teaspoon Wor
cestershire sauce, two one pound
cans salmon! dash cayenned, one
teaspoon paprika, four cups- shrimp
(cooked or canned).
Heat butter margarine in food
pan of chafing dish or in top of
double boiler over direct heat. Add
flour, salt and pepper. Add cream,
milk and Worcestershire Sauce,
mix well. Cook over hot water, stir
ring constantly until thick. Flake
salmon; and with cayenne, papri’ a
and shrimp. Heat. Serve on toast
Serves 12 to 15 .This dish may be
prepared in advance and reheated
before serving.
STAR ASPIC. . . Two cans con
densed tomato soup, two enve •
lopes (two tablespoons) unflavor-
. Guggenheim fellow of several years
1 ago, won famed with her first
novel, “Jonah’s Gourd Vine,” “Os
Mules and Men”, and “Their Eyes
Were Watching God” have brought
; added laurels.
dent-elect of tne National Medical
association, declared:
“The appointment of Mrs. Riddle
who received her early training ai
City Hospital No. 2, to the"position
of superintendent of nurses a<;
Homer G. Phillips, brings to the
staff of that institution a woman
well trained, both experiencia’.ly
and educationally. The fine consid
eration given so qualified a person
brings to fruit a program initiateJ
several years ago to have capable
Negro workers at the hospital.”
Dorothy Maynor’s
First Record Is
Released By Victor
CAMDEM, N. J.—(ANP)— The
first phonograph record made by
Miss Dorothy May nor, sensational
young soprano of Norfolk, Va.,
whose recent debut with the Bos
ton Symphony orchestra at New
York’s Town hall set critics rav
ing, has just been released by Vic
tor in time for the Christmas sea
For her debut Miss Maynor, who
was described by the famous con
ductor, Serge Koussevitzky, as “a
native Kirsted Flagstad,” sings in
German “Gretchen am Spinnrade’’
and the famous “Ave Maria” wish
Arpad Sandor at the piano. The
record, a Victor Red Seal, is of 12
inch diameter.
water, four tablespoons prepared
horseradish, one-half teaspoon salt,
two cups finedly chopped celery.
Heat soup. Sprinkle gelatine ovei
cold water, add to hot soup; stir
until dissolved. Add horseradish
and salt. Chill until partially
thickened. Fold in celery. Pour into
deep square pan, which has been
dipped in cold water. Chill until
firm. Cut in starsnapped pieces
with large star cutter. Arrange star
on each plate; decorate with two
smaller stars and sprig of parsley,
Serve on watercross. Serves eight
cup cream cheese, cream, one third
envelope (one teaspoon) unflavor
ed gelatine, one tablespoon cold
water, few grains salt.
Mash cream cheese, add enough
cream to make it the consistency
of whipped cream. Sprinkle gela
tine over cold water; dissolve over
hot water. Add to cream cheese.
Add salt. Press to one fourth inch
thinness in shallow pan which has
been dipped in cold water. ChU!
until lirm. Cut with small star
Womans Youthful ness Being
Extended Into The Years
Varied Activities
Helping Nature
IT IS AN advantage to have been born with beautiful
bones—bones of perfect proportion—so that torso and limbs
are of harmonious lines. Short legs and long body don’t
make for smart attire, nor does the short-vvaisted torse
and long leg combination. ,
Add slenderness with natural
curves to beautiful bones a"d
you’re right there in the front
ranks of the beauty chorus. If you
exercise and mind what you eat,
being careful not to let the years
fling fat cells at you, you’ll stay
that way. But beautiful figures
are not to be depended upon. Poor
posture spoils them; awkardness of
movement causes them to lose
value as pulchritude assets.
Requirements at the present
time, with dress styles what they
are, Include a cute little waistline
hips with pretty curves, small
firm, young-looking breasts. The
flat chest is a handicap, especially
when blouses are worn. Arms must
be normal, round rather than flat
elbow softly padded, wrists neat,
hands capable-looking. Time was.
in the clinging ivy period, when
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Wnat a GRAND feeling—to have
a slip that copycats the new dress
silhouette! That fits with glove
like smoothness, without a ripple
beneath the revealing new styles.
Claire Tilden’s wonderful Pattern
858 does just that—and its making
is quick-as-a-flasli too. Those Har
ing, graceful princess lines will fol
low your figure without twisting cr
binding, and if you’re ever taken a
stitch before, you know what an
easy needle-path the straight seams
are An unusual and time-saving
feature is found in the straps which
are cut in one with the side panels,
making them stronger and prevent
ing slipping. The skirt Hares easily,
the neckline is carefully shaped to
fit in with this season’s fashion.
Don’t miss that shadow-proof panel
—it’s optional, tut mighty useful
when you start to wear your sheers.
Use rayon crepe or satin fabric, and
let the accompanying step-by-step
Sewing Guide help you stitch three
or four slips in record time! Save
the pattern to use again and again.
Pattern 853 is cut in misses’ and
women’s sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, 32, 34,
36. 38. 40, 42 and 44. Size 16 re
quires 3 3-4 yards 39 inch fabric.
Send FIFTEEN CENTS (15c) in
coins tor this pattern. WRITE
Send orders to Atlanta Raily
World, 210 Auburn Avenue, N. E.,
Atlanta. Georgia.
Jo Relieve
tiny hands were blessings from
heaven. Not so these days. Hands
must look interesting; if they look
useful, so much the better.
Woman’s youthfulness is being
extended into the years, largely
because of greater understanding
of the laws of health, partly be
cause of her varied activities, part
ly because of greater interest in
outdoor life.
The smaller waist, demanded by
the tyrant, Madame Fashion, is
the result of two much freedom in
dress. Too many women have tag
ged about with revealing folds of
flesh, no neat bandages to give
smoothness of surface. Something
had to be done about it. A littia
harnessing won’t do a bit of harm.
That does not mean that the oid
steel-riveted corset will return.
It’s one thing to have freedom of
movement, another to look fleshily
sloppy. Trimness is the order of
the day and thank goodness for
that. The smaller waist will lead
some of our heavyweights to try
harder to be rid of their excess
tonnage. It isn’t always easy to do
that. Regulations of diet and exer
cise are tough, but if the good wo r k
goes on long enough, the bath
room scales will bring happy
As if to compensate for giving
us hats that are hard on the face,
fashion is offering us frocks and
robes that are easy on the femi
nnjne shape. Necklines are becom
ing, a blessing to the woman
whose neck has started to go to
seed. Blouses and the upper por
tions of gowns are given fulln-iss
to give the effect of the normal
bust. Many dresses are beltless, tne
pinch-in produced by cut an,
careful fitting.
Princess effects for evening wear
are as romantic as moonlight; no
other style ever created can dis
play at beautifully molded figure
with such exactitude and perfec
Art Exhibition To
Be At Dillard U.
Plans for the fourth annual exhi- j
bition of paintings by Negro art- |
ists were announced early this j
week by Dillard University. Simul
taneously, there were announced
plans for an exhibition of photo
graphy by Negro amateurs and
professionals, the first to be spon
sored by the University.
Tile two exhibitions will consist
of pictures never before shown in
New Orleans and will be a part
of the fourth annual Arts Festival
to be held April 14-21, 1940. Pic
tures for both exhibitions will not i
be accepted until Apr. 1. 1940. when
a jury of outstanding artists and
photographers will meet to select j
those which are to be exhibited. |
The exhibition will open on April
14 and close on April 28. At some
time during tne fourteen-day ex
hibition, the jury of selections and
awards totalling 115 of the two best
awards totalling 115 o the two best
pictures in each division.
Beware Coughs
from common colds
. That Hang On
Creomulsion relieves promptly be
cause it goes right to the seat of the
trouble to loosen germ laden phlegm,
increase secretion and aid nature to
soothe and heal raw, tender, inflam
ed bronchial mucous membranes.
No matter how many medicines you
have tried, tell your druggist to sell
you a bottle of Creomulsion with the
understanding that you are to like
the way it quickly allays the cough
or you are to have your money back.
for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis
shall ye know them :-
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motes the growth of the J—
hair, prevents dandruff,
falling hair, and baldness. Price s<H\
Koyal Pressing Oil glosses and re
i tains in plaee. price 36c. Agents
write for partleulnrs to: ICo.vul Prod
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Special Christmas Smiles
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< harming Miss Jiuielle Satier
white, winner of the coveted hon-
Gi s as “Miss Booker Washington”
in the annual popularity contest
recently closed in South Carolina’s
largest Negro high school, is shown
with her leading attendants. Miss
Armac Scott, lower left, and Miss
Janie Mickens, lower right. Miss
Sailer white, a senior, js the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp
ton Satterwhite of (his city, and is
cue of the tnnsi popular young
ladies in the school. Miss Scott, an
Africans Excel
In English College
LAGOS, West Africa—(ANP)—
j According to lists posted recently
by the University of Cambridge,
I students from King’s college here
j aat» the highest number of sr.c
--! useful West African candidates,
80 per cent of Lagos students par
ticipating having passed
Twenty-one of the 23 students
examined for certificates also vsere j
rtmmended for the r p-.ogtess ip j
both secondary ar.d advanced sub- j
Says College Graduates Fail
To Solve Problems Os Negro
of Augusta, Ga.
(Publicity Chairman)
NEW YORK—Chosing as his
subject “The State, the Church,
| the University and the Future, ’’
Rev. James T. Robinson, pastor of
! the Church of the Master, here the
I Federation of Negro College Clubs
was holding its- first annual Negvo
College Day last Sunday, blasted
the Negro intelligensia for its lack
of sincerity in helping to solve the
many problems facing the masses
! of our group. Rev. Robinson, pres
ident of the local Lincoln club, and
affiliate of the Federation, con
gratulated the member-clubs on
their purpose of mutual betterment
and active participation in com
munity affairs. He said that the
Federation would bring about a
j fulfillment of the need of a close-:
understanding of and larger activ
ity in various problems facing Lie
Representatives of 16 affiliated
clubs appeared on the program in
various speaking, musical and oth
er numbers. The invocation was
given by Rev. S. Joel Lloyd, repre
sentating Benedict Club, followed
by opening remarks by Ashton
kitchens, N.Y. Tuskegee Club, who
served as master of ceremonies.
Sylvester Yates, N. Y. Hampton
Club, gave a brief history of the
work done by his club in laying
down the ground work of the Fed
Leslie Furlong, Shaw Club, cm
icized the vicious discrimination oi
Negroes by the local WPA Admin
istration, pointed to the necessity
of united and concerted efforts- on
the part of Harlem to preserve re
maining WPA jobs, and emphasized
the need of greater demands :oi
supervisory representation cpmpar*
eighth gra le student, is the winner
in the junior high department.
Miss Mickens, a senior, is the
runner-up in the contest and is
one of Columbia’s most talented
and popular young singers.
The Booker Washington high
school of Columbia, of which J.
Andrew Simmons is principal, is
not only the largest but is the first
of the only two Negro public high
schorls in South Carolina lo be
accredited by the Southern Asso
ciation of Colleges and Secondary
St. Louis First
To Name Negro
ST. LOUIS, Me.—(A N P)—This
Missouri city has the distinction
of being th3 first community to
elect a Neg o to a local board ot
the American Federatijn of Radio
C S;:enccr Tocus, director of
the Celestial choirsters, is the man
so honored. He was unanimously
j elected by the local board to fill a |
i vacancy cecu ring- after the recent
1 electi:n.
able to our population and train
ing Dr. A- C Miller, president
of Virginia Seminary Club, an
swered the question of Why A Fed
eration, by pointing out need ol
such an organization in helping tc
solve social, civic, economic, and
political problems facing the Ne
gro locally and nationally. He said
that while studying in Edinburgh
several years ago, he attended a
meeting of the Federation of Scot
ish Universities graduates, and de
cided at that time that there ought
to be a similar Negro organization
in the United States, and that
knowledge of the recent organiza
tion of this- Federation answered
that need.
E. L. Dimitry, president of the
Federation, summarized the work
of the organization in the closing
remarks, outlined its Six Point
1939-40 program, and pointed out
that two important scheduled
events: The president!’ get togeth
er. and the Negro College Clubs
Day, on this occasion, had been
carried out. The remaining calen
dar include, (1) A cooperative
Scholarship Dance participated in
by affiliated clubs; a summer
teachers Educational Conference,
open to summer students at local
colleges and universities, during
to the wan\ thousands of people zvtiom
So-Good Hair-Dressing has wade happy —
Negro Must
Keep Awake,
Mrs. Bethune
is Your Day, This is Your Hour
was the opening remark of Mrs
Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of
Bethune-Cookman college, in an
address here Sunday afternoon et
the Moore Street Baptist church.
Mrs. Bethune explained that her
present post as adviser on Negro
affairs in the NYA arose out of
the anxiety of the president of the
United States to better the condi
tion of those youth who could not
secure work or whatever else de
noted security at a time at which
the economic level of our country
had fallen.
It was her feeling that white
children would always have su
perior opportunities, better equip -
ment, a differential in transporta
tion and higher cultural advant
ages if Negro leaders did not
participate in existing £rogvan.».
“This is a day,’’ she conment'ed,
“that Negro leaders need participa
tion in every place. Somebody ha.>
got to be there for them to realize
that we are to be - participants in
the program.
If you Virginians are not getting
what you are supposed to get, it i 3
up to you to let them know it. . .
Negroes are very important to
everything now. They are taking
the time to look around to sea
what we are doing, what we are
thinking. . . You must have Amer
ican everywhere, realize that tne
Negro is not asleep, but is wiae
Mrs. Bethune pointed out t->
NYA, when the program was in its
inception, that $6 a month might
seem a very little money for tne
little children in the rural area, but
it meant so much to them. I*
meant not only books, but medi
cine and other necessities of liv
The CCC program, for instance,
has offered similar advantages for
Negroes in that it has given these
boys good shoes, good showers
good recreation and conferences
with an educational adviser.
Mrs. Bethune stressed her posi
tion by stating, “I think the day
has come when black faces must
be seen in high places.” Difficulty,
however, lies in the fact that “it is
hard for us as Negroes to realize
that the doors are open. We tend
to wait until we are led on.” Mrs
Bethune urged Negro youth to be
come more aware of the oppor
tunities of participation in world
and national affairs, and to entc?
these doors whenever they are
Single or Double sl-00 up- 548 Bed*
t ford PI.. N.E. Ve 8921. Atlanta. Ga.
July: a Federation Day at the N.
Y. World’s Fair, during August,
plans for which includes the ap
pearance of the college presidents
cf several affiliated clubs; a closer
participation in all community
activities for racial progress; and a
series of joint recitals, concerts, de
bates and forums, sponsored by the
Federation and using talent from
Other numbers on the program
were: greetings from the Morris
town Club, by George Holmes; and
Bennett Club, by Mr. Harrington;
vocal solos by Maggie Carter, In
gleside Fee Club, Wilson Adams,
St. Paul Club, and La. Costa Blown.
Wilberfcrce Club; instrumental so
los by Herman Taylor, Knoxville
Club/and Ozie Wade, Florida A.
& M. Club; and a reading by Hat
tie Kelley, S. Carolina State Club,
Horace Clarke, treasurer, lifted of
fering, and Mrs. B. Clark, secre
tary read announcements. A tele
gram of congratulations and greet
ings was read from Atty. Charles
Lawrence, president of Howard U.
Club. Benediction was pronounced
by Wm. Ferguson, president oi
Swift Memorial Club. A large aad
appreciative audience witnessed the

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