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THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
VOLUME 14
WINTER ISSUE — 1956
NUMBER 2
Geraldine Lawhorn,
Actress-Pianist,
To Present Recitals
Actress-Pianist of Long Island
City, New York is at present ar
ranging a tour or series of recitals
in North Carolina for one month
during late winter or early spring
1957. Any one interested in hav
ing her please write Miss
Lawhorn at 41-01 Vernon Blvd.,
Apt. 3B., Long Island City, New
York, or to Mrs. Alice Collins, 135
South Fifth Street, Smithfield,
North Carolina.
GERALDINE LAWHORN
Miss Lawhorn appeared in her
one-woman show of drama and
music during the Federation Con
vention in Fayetteville last
spring and many expressed a de
sire to have her. She possesses
such an amazing versatility and
extensive repertoire, she will en
tertain all age groups. Her au
diences are fascinated with her
acting ability and skill at the
piano. She writes many clever
comic skits that she presents.
As she is both blind and deaf
her accomplishments make a
miracle of her life.
“Many of her audiences have
been known to go home wonder
ing whether miracles don’t hap
pen after all.” Atlantic City Tri
bune.
“Miss Lawhorn is one of the
most accomplished actresses I
have ever seen.” Lee Graham,
T. V. Commentator.
Miss Lawhorn will give to our
Braille Magazine Project a small
percentage of her profit from
each appearance here in North
Carolina. She would like to help
our magazine live for the good it
does.
We recommend your getting
in on this tour if possible.
Today^s Juvenile
Delinquency Does
Concern Our Future
By MRS. J. S. BROWN
Juvenile Delinquency is a legal
term which interpreted means a
youth has committed certain acts
in violation of the law. Here we
aeal with results or effects, not
the reasons underlying the per
sonality of the child or why the
child is anti-social. The responsi
bility of finding the causes rests
with the various child-care agen
cies, teachers, and specialists who
are cognizant of the child’s be
havior.
According to Dr. Martha M.
Elliot, Chief of the Children’s
Bureau, an estimated 475,000
boys and girls were brought to
the attention of the Juvenile
courts in this country in 1954.
This is an increase of 58% be
tween 1948-1954.
Police arrests, according to the
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
reveal that in 1954 young pegie
under eighteen years of age com
mitted: 58% of the Auto Thefts;
49% of the Burglaries; 15% of
the Rape Cases; 5% of the Hom
icide Cases; 6% of the Assault
Cases.
These figures show, in a gen
eral way, how far juvenile de
linquency has advanced in the
last few decades. What about the
cases that never reach Juvenile
Courts? Certainly, if all cases
See JUVENILE Page 6
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Seated, left to right. Pres. Mrs. Edna Mitchell, Elizabeth City;
State Sr. Organizer Mrs. A. B. Johnson, Wilson; Recording Sec
retary Mrs. E. R. Hawkins, Rocky Mount; Corresponding Sec
retary Mrs. F. K. Majette, Rich Square; Mrs. E. Hines, Presi
dent, Book and Garden Club, Wilson; Association Recording
Secretary Mrs. O. Beckwith, Smithfield.
Standing, Treasurer Mrs. Annie B. Newsome, Ahoskie; Host
President Mrs. E. Belfield, Rich Square; State Corresponding
Secretary Mrs. Alice Collins, Smithfield.
BiennialConvention
Held in Florida
By AMMIE FOSTER
The National Association of
Colored Women’s Clubs met in
Municipal Auditorium in Miami,
Fla., for its 60th anniversary
meeting.
The theme was “Unitedly We
Work for a Better World.”
Forty-three states were repre
sented, with Virginia, Mississippi,
Alabama, and Georgia having the
largest. Far-off California came
Sea CONVENTION Page 5
^ VERY ^
i MERRY i
CHRISTMAS
AND ALL BEST WISHES
FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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FEDERATION OFFICERS
District Federation
Association News
President Rose Aggrey was
guest speaker on October 21, 1956,
in Asheville when the City Fed
eration there was host to the
Southwestern District Association.
The program being directed by
Assistant President Miss E. A.
Bridges served to inspire and
stimulate all club women of Ashe
ville. It was with pride that all
these women looked forward to
November 6, when they would
all meet at the polls. This meet
ing closed with a delicious repast
and fellowship for all.
The second annual sermon of
the Eastern District Association
was held at the Beaver Creek
A.M.E. Zion Church of Fayette
ville on October 28, 1956, at 3
p. m. A most interesting program
was presented. The Rev. J. S.
Maynor, pastor of the church, was
the guest speaker. The music was
rendered by two different choirs.
Some 14 clubs make up this asso
ciation, of which Mrs. Thelma
Henly is president. She has plans
in the making to have each club
woman own a badge denoting
their district in the State Fed
eration colors of pink and green.
Northeastern District Associa
tion held a board meeting early
in October to discuss and plan
for further organizational matters
of the district. This meeting was
See NEWS Page 2
    

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