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THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
“Lifting As We Climb”
The North Carolina Federation of
Negro Women’s Clubs
MRS. ROSE D. AGGREY Salisbury
MRS. NORMA DARDEN Wilson
MRS. EDNA B. TAYLOR Southern Pines
MRS. P. R. BROWN HoHmar
MRS. ALICE P. COLLINS S"'ithfi=H
MRS. AMMIE P. FOSTER Pinehurst
MRS. CORINNE THOMAS Salisbury
MRS. FANNIE T. NEWSOME Rich Square
MRS. WILLIE O. MOORE Asheville
In all of our efforts to expand Federa
tion work in North Carolina so that wo
men in every area of our state are able
to participate in the promotion of our
objectives, we, as club leaders must con
stantly stress not only the need for a keen
and an individual awareness of all the ob
ligations involved in good cit'zenshio; hut
we must emphasize also the urgent de
mand for the reaular performance of these
obligations fearlesslv, wisely, and faith
fully on the part of all citizens.
Some of our club women manifest con
siderable interest in ci'dc ai’^airs. In our
annual renorts, several clubs reported
their efforts to arouse interest in the use
of the baffot. Some dubs imdted one or
two candidates for offices to address their
clubs. Arranaements for transporting
voters to the polls were included amone
the acti^dties of several clu^^s. Women
who enjoy the ad'^antaves of education
and who are interested in race improve
ment, in better sanitation, better streets,
housine, school li^htina: in short, women
who are ea^er for simole human rights,
must seek to arouse the interest of dis
interested women and urge them to ex
ercise the use of the ballot.
Since the initiation of the Hobbv Show
in High Point in 1954 under the direction
of Miss Snow Bailev and Mrs. Gazella
P. Lipscomb of Durham, the attractive
project has gained greater interest each
year. At Favetteville, we are looking for
ward to a Superior Hobby Show. Women
of the Eastern District under Mrs. Hen
ley’s guidance, are making elaborate pren-
aration for the show. Prizes will be of
fered this year for the best work exhibited.
Let every club make at least a commend
able showing. Win a prize if you can. Mrs.
Thelma Henlev, President of the Eastern
District, 317 Coolspring St., Fayetteville
will receive articles for display.
THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
port. The state of North Carolina now
makes reasonable provisions for our de
linquent boys and girls in the state train
ing schools; which reheves our club wo
men of the tremendous responsibility that
for many years confronted us. There are,
however, several ways in which we may
still render some necessary help to boys
and girls in these training schools. In
formation as to what type of help is really
needed, and concerning what gifts would
be most acceptable, may be obtained from
the Superintendents of these training
schools. At our coming convention in
Fayetteville, this matter will be discussed.
As our organization grows in numbers,
certainly our interests expand and we
move into other areas of usefulness. This
does not mean that we should diminish
our interest in any of the noble causes
which in past years commanded our sup-
THE BRAILLE MAGAZINE
Most inspiring has been the response
from the readers of this magazine for the
blind. Their letters of appreciation are
so tremendously appealing that only the
most hard-hearted women in our Fede
ration would refuse to make a contribu
tion toward the cost of publishing the
Negro Braille Magazine.
Mrs. E. R. Merrick, the editor and
founder has the assistance of a local com
mittee comprising some of the finest peo
ple in Durham. Magnanimous, loyal, and
enterprising they are indeed; but they
cannot carry the whole load. The cost of
each issue is enormous, and we should
increase our help. The joy of sharing in
this most noble endeavor will be our
We Move Forward
The North Carolina Federation is not
marking time, nor is it taking any steps
backward. Our women are steadily mov
ing forward. The Federation Journal ex
tends its congratulations to Miss Ezra A.
Bridges of Shelby for her outstanding
work in conducting the Work Shop Con
ference at the first general meeting of
the newly organized Southwestern Dis
trict Federation. Miss Bridges, the Presi
dent, visited several tovms where there
were no clubs and interested the women in
these places in club work. Now we have
new clubs of enthusiastic women added
to our State Federation. In April another
group will be added so that soon we shall
have the Federation banners flying all
over the state. Mrs. Fannie Newsome of
Rich Square, Mrs. Anna Johnson of Wil
son, and Mrs. A. B. Byrd of Rocky Mount
are leading in an effort to invite the
women in their respective areas. A mass
meeting has alreadv been planned for
April 15 at Rocky Mount.
Resuming our interest in efforts to re
duce the widespread use of intoxicants
must always remain as one of the funda
mental objectives of our club women.
Without money and without price we
can help to promote the temperance cause
in this nation. Sixty-five million liquor
drinkers in the United States must be led
away from this evil. At our coming con
vention let us discuss ways and means of
reducing this alarming number.
Proclaim over and over the warning;
nreach this truth, so poignantly expressed
by that great Salvation Army command
er—Evangeline Booth; sound the alarm
until we shall have an army of young
men and young women pledged to total
abstinence, sworn enemies of alcoholic
DRINK has drained more blood,
Hutig more crepe,
Sold more homes.
Plunged more people into bank
Armed more villains.
Slain more children.
Snapped more wedding rings.
Defiled more innocence.
Blinded more eyes.
Dethroned more reason.
"Ten Commandments To
Kill An Organization”
I. Always have something else to do
when a meeting is called.
II. If you attend a meeting, be sure
to find fault with the officers and fellow
III. Decline to hold office, as it is
easier to criticize than to be criticized.
IV. Get sore if you are not put on a
V. If you are put on a committee fail
VI. If the chairman asks for opinions,
by all means keen silent, but later, tell
others what SHOULD have been done.
VII. When a few people roll up theii*
sleeves to help things along, always preach
that a clique is running the organization.
VIII. Stick to telling what you have
done in the past for an organization. Never
look to the future.
IX. Delay paying your dues as long
X. Never bother about getting new
Mrs. Edna B. Taylor
Wrecked more manhood.
Dishonored more womanhood.
Broken more hearts.
Blasted more lives,
Driven more to suicide.
And dug more graves—
Than any other poisoned scourge
that ever swept its death-dealing
waves across the world.