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An Advertisement In The Personm nppv«. To Colored People we o.J||l mmmZßs imitate key IQ ' 10,000 Homer ~fl VOL. X—NO. 385 Colored Elks to Hold - Grand Lodge Session In Old New York Town (Special to The Tribune) NEW YORK CITY, N. Y.—The Grand Lodge Entertainment Com mittee for New York for the 28th Annual Grand Lodge Convention of the I. B, P. 0. E. W., which will meet here next August, was sur prised to learn that rumor had it that the great metropolis was to lose the convention on account of the working of the Grattan Law, when there has never been a shadow of a doubt that such would occur. How ever, a committee appointed by Grand Exalted Ruler Finley Wilson, and composed of Judge Wm. H. Har rison of Chicago and Attorneys Chas. A. Calloway of Kansas City, John A. Sparks of Philadelphia and Thos. L. Higgins of Brooklyn, was sent to Al bany to confer with the Attorney General and to New York City to confer with the local committee, and were satisfied that such rumors were groundless. In the midst of this static, the local committee has been working unperturbed. All Ne gi-o Elks have no reason to fear about the reception they will receive in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world. New Yorkers judge you on your merits. About three years ago, dur ing the silver jubilee of Greater New York, a special day was designated as Fraternal Day. At this time, every fraternal society, black and white, was invited to participate. As our division of two or three thou sands of Elks marched down the great Fifth Avenue, it won hearty applause everywhere, and was warm ly received at the reviewing stand of the then Mayor Hylan. There is no doubt but what our hundred thou sand Elks with its hundred bands and thousands of marchers will re ceive the augmented plamdits as they pass down the renowned parade ave- PHOENIX, ARIZONA. JULY, 1927 nue of the world. The local commit tee is expecting all the marching clubs, drill teams and others who in tend to participate in the parade to bring on their best, for New York is looking forward to seeing Elkdom arrayed in all its splendor. Harlemites in their two thousand homes will ably take care of the Elk World and their friends. Welnicks’ New Market Popular Shopping Center Welnick’s New Market at 4th Avenue and Van Buren Street, opened a short time ago, is now the most popular shopping center in Phoenix. Mr. Ed F. Welnick, man ager of the new Welnick Market, wants all the colored people of the valley to know that they are cordial ly invited to visit this new estab lishment when they want anything in the line of fresh and salt meats, fish, poultry and game in season. Be it remembered, this is the only market in Phoenix that receives its fish fresh daily, and dresses its poul try fresh every day. You are wel come to come in and look around, whether you buy anything or not. The old market, known as the Cal ifornia Fish and Oyster Market, at 129 North Ist Avenue, is still open and will be conducted along the same line as before. Welnick Broth ers want their friends and acquaint % ances to visit the new market at 4th Avenue and Van Buren and become better acquainted with the new lo cation. Civic improvements are going for ward at University and East Lake parks. This is as it should be, and we feel sure the people will give credit to whom credit is due. The present city administration is mak ing history, and thoughtful citizens will not forget the men who com pose the city commission. - PRICE SI.OO PER YEAR Elks Arrangements Perfected For Grand Lodge Session in Aug. NEW YORK CITY, July—All arrangements for the entertainment of the Grand Lodge, I. B. P. O. E. of W., have been perfected. The local Entertainment Committee awaits the approval of J. Finley Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler, before putting the hagners in press. The local Com mittee is composed of some of the most representative men of the Race in Harlem. The dispatch and exact ness with which plans and contracts have been consummated to make this coming convention in August excel all others of the past, could be achieved only by such sterling men. Past Exalted Ruler, Harry Pace, stated before the Grand Lodge En tertainment Committee last Saturday night, among other things, that he was going to attend the Grand Lodge Session in New York City next Aug ust, since that was the selection of the Grand Lodge at its 27th Annual Session last year. He also stated that there was no doubt in his mind about the convention coming here. The committee has made contracts with the following: Mother Zion A. M. E. Church, Mt. Olivet Church, St. Mark’s Church, Fifteenth Regiment Armory, New Manhattan Casino, Mc- Allister Steamship Co., for the steams er “Claremont” for sight-seeing trips up the Hudson, for permission to hold various phases of their meet ings and entertainments in the above. Substantial payments have been made upon all these contracts. The ten thousand homes which have been secured await the arrival of the delegates and visitors to the 28th annual session. Besides the business sessions an abundance of amuse ments have been arranged, including a band contest, bathing beauty con test, a trip up the historical Hudson, Coney Island, Cabaret Night and Mid night Show.