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SAT.. APRIL 4,1831
Thressa Hunter Fez Club, the Education Department
of IBPOE of W, is sponsoring the local oratorical con
test April 12 at 3 p.m. at the Bull City Elk Auditorium,
231 1 South Alston Avenue. Students of Durham secon
dary schools will be competing. The local winner will
progress to the Fifth District which will be April 26 at 3
p.m., at First Baptist Church, Roberson St., Chapel
The winner will then go to the state contest which will
be held in Charlotte May 15-19 and progress to the na
tional level which is in Chicago, Illinois, August 8-14.
The winner will receive a scholarship to the college of
The Education Department sponsors scholarships to
students over a four year period provided that the win-!
ner maintains a "C" average. ... '
.Thomas Walker is working with the local students.
The public is invited.
Drucilla Chapter No. 19 Social Committee meeting
will be April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Ms. Mary Davis' home,
2301 Chautauqua St. All members are asked to be pre-i
Thressa Hunter Fez Club will meet Sunday, April 5, 5
The Joint Body fund raising dinner, soul food, will be
sold April 1 1, and each Saturday of the month, from 1 1
a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations of $2.50 for delivery. Call
Salome Temple No. 704 will meet Monday at 8 p.m.
Bull City Elk 317 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,!
The Bull City Mug Jazz Club features Jazz Sundays
each month. .
Elkdom birthday people for March and April are:
Charlie Tomlin, March 13; Elvin Cozart, April 2; A.L.
Williams, April 7; Lebbie Bumpass, April 9; Johnnie
Crawford, April 25; Lewis Owens, April 29; Lewis!
Barbee, April 30. j .
Purple Cross Nurses No. 407 tickets for Nurse of the
Year are now available. Members are urged to get them
a support George Roberts who is running for Nurse of I
tne Year, Drawing will te in May at the State Conven
tion in Charlotte.
Thrifty Service Club
the Thrifty Service Club met March 28 at the home of
Mrs. Pauline Boxley to celebrate Mrs. Boxley's and
Mrs. Mozelle Flintall's birthdays.
Mrs. Aline Davis, the president, presided. Mrs.
Louise Thompson led the devotion. Plans for the April
II frip to Wilmington were discussed. Two visitors,
Rev. Dorothy Glover and Mrs.'Lillie M. Vanhook.
Mmes. Boxley and Flintall received their birthday
money. Mrs. Luna Holeman dismissed and said grace.
A delicious repast was served by the hostesses. Mrs.
Queen Cooper thanked them for a lovely evening.
Other members present were: Mmes. Pearlie Walker,
Laura Thorpe, Rosetta Cobb Stattie Russ, Milie
Williams, Virgie Mangum, Mildred Gattis, Elnora Ran
som, Mable Brvant, Pauline Hart, Christine Sales,-,
Hne.HWl5E't,n Edwards, Mattie Jones, WilHe.
Mae JonesLdOe Adantt, Bessie Pratt. Mary Vanhook;
and Queen Cooper. , , . ..,
The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Beatrice!
Holeman on April 4. j
La Petite Gardeners
La Petite Gardeners met with Mrs. Marie Kearney on
Alton Street for the March meeting. The home was
beautiful with gorgeous house plants and the bowls of
daffodils lent a breath of Spring.
Mrs. Kearney opened the "Garden Gate" with
LaPetite Garden Club's Creed, a song, prayer, and each
members saying a flower quotation.
The business session was presided over by Mrs.
Genevieve McCrea, the club president. Committee
reports were given, Council dues were paid, and each
member paid an amount to help defray expenses for
some fo the projects the Council wishes to do for 1981.
Mrs. Vivian Timlic gave an interesting demonstration
on Tupper Craft planting. She had beautiful house
plant, the planting medium, decorative stones and the
planter. She told how to use planters with water control
plus the liquid nutrient she guaranteed beautiful house
plants. She had a plant on display called the Pony Tail
that stole the show.
Mrs. Kearney served a delicious meal buffet style.
The "Garden Gate" was closed with each member ex
pressing thanks to the hostess for a lovely time.
Medea, Classical Greek Tragedy
To Be Presented At NCCU
By Undo Forntt, Dttigntr
When you go to the ing Is always popular. If
movies, it's likely that your tastes run to Araeri-
when you see an Oscar- can provincial, Century
winning film it wilJ ba an Furniture offers their .
outstanding picture. Sutf "Craftsbury" collection,
did you know that the fur- a dining room group in
niture industry has award oak. Qr if you prefer
winners, too? French provincial .the re'si
The first national an- "Provence' a dining
nual .furniture design a- room group also in oak!
ward program, known as from Hickory Manufactur
the "Daphne," was re- ing. Both were "Daphne"
cently held in New York, nominees.
Members of the furniture Many people love the
industry came from all look of antiques but can't
parts of the country to afford the genuine arti-
honor designers and man- cle. There is a solution
Ufacturers for excellence and that is to buy a re-
in furniture design. So production. Among the
the next time you're very best available is an
shopping for furniture, "1880 Centennial" desk
you may well see a in mahogany solids and
"Daphne" winner at your veneers from Sligh Fur
local retailer. niture and a Chippendale
Among -r this year's corner chair in solid
"Daphne" winners is a Honduras mahogany from
walnut stereo cabinet by Southwood Reproduc-
Pulaski Furniture. Made tiorw. Both could fool
of walnut, U features anyone but an expert,
crisp, clean lines that fit And both designs were
into, either a traditional "Daphne" finalists,
or contemporary interior. it's always nice to be
If yoa have a yen for winner. And it's even
Oriental design, look for nicer to have a home
Baker Furniture's beau- filled with winners-
tifully detailed Chinese "Daphne" winners.
"wedding" nea. Maae or
an exotic Imported hard
wood combined with WOod?
Any questions on hard'-
Write to Linda
Euripides' Medea, a
classical Greek tragedy
written in the 5th century,
' B.C., about the revenge of
a princess and sorceress
against her unfaithful hus
band, still maintains its
social relevance and enter
tainment power today.
Suck- is the feeling.'., of
Karen Dacons, director of
the North Carolina Cen
tral University Depart
ment of Dramatic Art's
production of Medea,
which will be presented
April 8-11 at 8:15 p.m.
and april 12 at 3:15 p.m.
in the University theatre.
The universality of the
plot of Medea transcends
time to relate to familiar
issues voiced through the
movement. Women will
empathize with Medea
even though her revenge
will far exceed what is
socially and spiritually ac
ceptable. Director Karen Dacons
has allowed her creative
instincts to venture
beyond the traditional
script, she will augment
the emotional ' and
mystical energies' in the
script through a total
theatre approach'. Artful
coordination of music,
dance, creative lighting,
and film7 will . elaborate
- upon the beauty of the
poetic language, action,
and provocative subiect
matter. The choreography
is oeing aoi
dance -talent in the
Triangle Area, who was
once the artistic director
of the New Performing
Dance Company of
Durham. She is presently
teaching dance at UNC
Medea's leading lady is
Ardicha -' Swanson, . a
North Carolina Central
University English major
from the Bronx, New
York. She was last seen as
the Lady in Orange in the
NCCU production of
"For Colored Girls.. .
Jason the unfaithful hus
band, is being portrayed
by Roosevelt Wiggins, a
senior dramatic art major,
who is familiar to the
NCCU dramatic stage. He
was seen most recently as
God in the production of
uru viiiaii iaL mthmiii.
done by Marian Other cast members are-
outstanding " Raphael Thompson of
Kreon, who has appeared
in several musical produc
tions in the Triangle Area;
Herbert Eley as Aigeus, a
dramatic art major from
fascinated audiences last
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Mardi Gras Queens
Queens were crowned at the Sixth Annual Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by Beta Phi
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., March 28 at the Durham Civic Center,,
Left to right are: Ms. Stephanie Jones, second runner-up; Ms. Gwyn Butler, Mardi
Gras Queen; and Ms. Cheryl Gilmer, first runner-up. ..
Rehearsal Scene From 'Medea'
NCCU drama students in rehearsal for their production of " Medea1 ' which will be presented
April 8-12 in the University Theatre are: (Front) Ardicha Swanson as Medea and Roosevelt
Wiggins as her husband, Jason. In the rear: Emma Oeese, Oenise Coleman, Shamia Truitt and
Tammie Wiggins as the chorus.
season with his depiction
of "Death" in Everyman;
Hildra McCoy or Tutor, a
senior dramatic art major
who probably has the
longest record of acting
roles at NCCU in the last ,
five years; Anthony
Moody as the Messenger,
a freshman dramatic art
major from New York Ci--ty,
who recently appeared
in the children's play
"Steal Away Home"; and
Trudy Burris as the Nurse,
a freshman dramatic art
major from Greensboro.
She is making her first ap
pearance in a major
Chorus members are:
Denise Coleman, a
sophomore dramatic art
major from Warrennton;
Emmma Deese from
Davidson; Samia Truitt, a
senior at Hillside High
School; and Tammy Wig
gins, a junior dramatic art
major from Bridgeport,
Conn. Medea's and
Jason's children will be
portrayed by Roosevelt
Wigigins, Jr. and Hum
For reservations and
more information, call
683-6242 between 9-5,
Appreciation Service at
Orange Grove Baptist Church, Roxboro Highway,
will have an Appreciation Service for its pastor, Rev.
McCoy Bullock, Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. Rev. Tinnen
will speak. The Ridgecrest Quartet will render the
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