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THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb”
Welcome To High Point
By MRS. C. M. MAYFIELD
As president of the local city Federa
tion of Clubs of High Point, on behalf of
our local organization we extend to the
fine women of oui’ State Federation a most
warm and heai'tfelt welcome. We feel
that your coming to our city will mean
much to the city’s advancement. May I
say to the women who make up this
great organization, we feel that you ai'e
labourers with zeal, ambition, courage,
and with Christ as your cornerstone. With
this thought in mind I quote: “Now he
that planteth and he that watereth are
one: and every man shall receive his
own reward according to his own labour.
For we are labourers together with God.
Ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s
building. According to the grace of God,
which is given unto me, as a wise master-
builder, I have laid the foundation, and
another buildeth thereon. But let every
man take heed how he buildeth there
upon. For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.” I Corinthians 3:8-11 (unquote).
Sometime we are inclined to put too
much emphasis on the financial returns
for our labour. We sometime measure a
man or a club’s success by the amount
of money earned or raised and forget the
good deeds done on a voluntai-y basis
which are too great and lasting to be
measured in dollars and cents.
We should realize that the main busi
ness of a club is to work, and may God
help us to be aware of the dignity and
responsibility of work, considering it a
Let us remember with Paul that we can
only start ourselves in the right direc
tion — it is God who will enable us to
grow and increase in spiritual stature.
High Point's City Federation
The High Point City Federation of
Clubs was organized April 8, 1946, as a
result of the continuous efforts of the
club women of the community.
Chai'ter clubs were the Alpha Art,
Criterion, Tsungani, Yadseut, Women’s
Auxiliary to the Furniture City Medical
Society, Needlecraft, and Beautician.
Initial officei-s were Mesdames O. E.
Davis, president; M. B. Byrd, vice pres
ident; Ophelia Corbitt, secretary; Bertha
Martin, assistant secretary; Mamie Boss,
treasurer; M. B. Davis, reporter and L. B.
Under the leadership of these officers
and the cooperation of members of affili
ated clubs, the Federation made re
markable progress. Greater strength was
I given the organization by the joining of
the High Point Noi-mal and Industrial
Club, the Ministers’ Wives Alliance,
Home Arts and Garden Club, the Alpha
Omega Sigma Chapter of the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, the Modernistic Club, the
Les Soeui-s and the Entre Nous Garden
Mrs. O. E. Davis was president for
eight yeai-s. During this time the fol
lowing projects were accomplished:
1. Perpetual care given to the Green-
hill Cemetery for Negroes.
2. Street lights placed where most
3. Improvement at the Washington Ter
race Municipal Park, such as the planting
and cultivating of more trees, extension
of water to the picnic grounds, condi
tioning the tennis courts, painting of the
swimming pool and other minor improve
To effect these changes, letters were
sent to the city council, the city manager,
the mayor, and the Parks and Playground
For almost five years the majority of
our people have boycotted the Paramount
Theatre, due to inadequate facilities. The
F. W. Woolworth Store was, also, boycot
ted when it failed to provide rest room
and eating facilities for Negroes.
On March 20, 1953, officers elected for
the ensuing year were Mrs. L. M. May-
field, president; Miss N. C. Moss, vice-
nresident; Mrs. E. M. Strader, secretary;
Miss Ruby Moore, assistant secretary;
Mrs. Z. Simmons, treasurer; Mrs. L. B.
Curtright, advisor and Mrs. O. E. Davis,
Special efforts are being made this
vear for the affiliation of additional clubs.
I often say my prayers
But do I really pray?
And do the wishes of my heart
Go with the words I say?