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"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
Mrs. T. W. Moore, a member of
the Federated Book Club of Rich
Square, has been appointed by
Governor Hodges to the seven-
member, all-Negro Advisory Com
mittee for the new training school
for feeble-minded children which
has opened at Goldsboro. Mrs.
Moore was elected to the Board of
Directors for Junior Federation at
the last annual convention of N. C.
Negro Women’s Club along with
eight other women. She is English
instructor of W. S. Creecy School
and a graduate of A. and T. Col
lege, with further study at N. C.
College, Durham, N. C.
The committee made a favorable
report on our scholarship activities.
Four girls of last year will be aided
again this year, as they have made
fine showings in their college work:
Miss Juanita Lowe
Miss Rhunett Davis
Miss Mary L. Smith
Miss Sarah Douglas
The Palmer Memorial Scholar
ship is being continued also. Six
new scholarships will be granted
for aid of these girls who have
qualified according to rules and
Miss Grace Shepherd, Ahoskie
Miss Edith Sutton, Kinston
Miss Yolanda Bastic, Pir.chuist
Miss Grace Morman, Asheville
Miss Barbara J. Stevens, Smith-
Miss Delores Burden, Elizabeth
This report should make all clubs
very happy who contributed to this
project of the Federation. It is en
couraging to know eleven girls are
being helped this year.
Mrs. Spellman Is New Federation President
Greetings, to the members of
Federated Clues of North Carolina
and friends:
It is my pleasure to wish that
you have enjoyed restful vacations
at home or wherever yours was
spent. In many cases most likely
you relieved yourself of club activi
ties too. Now that Fall is ap
proaching and you are assuming
many other duties, please include
club work among them. If you feel
that you have reached the top rung
of the ladder in your accomplish
ments in the past years, may I
suggest that you attach another
ladder to that of the past so that
we may have a banner year for
The recent meeting at Tuskegee
of the Southeastern Association of
Colored Women and Girl’s Clubs
was a real inspiration and helped
to renew the determination to keep
our State Federated Clubs second
to none in the Association. — E.
M. Spellman, President.
We feel you should know these
facts and figures concerning our
project for the blind, the Negro
Braille Magazine, of which we are
all so proud. On behalf of the blind
readers we thank you for your sup
port. In 1956 you gave through the
Federation S384.50, and in 1957 at
Sedalia you reported $356.50. This
magazine in round figures is r
$l,000-a-year project. We maD.
quarterly, 300 copies at $3.25 per
year throughout the United States
and to the following countrie;;:
England, Italy, India, Jordan,
Africa, and South America. Our
mailing list continues to grow and
so must our interest. So eager are
these readers to get this informa
tion, they pass their copies along
to other blind readers and also
read and discuss it in their clubs.
This group-reading idea is their
own suggestion to make one copy
serve many. By the way, our post
age bill which would be enormous,
is paid by the Government. Re
member, we are doing this for
those who cannot do it for them
Mrs. Mocile Spellman, 606 Euclid
Avenue, Elizabeth City, is the
daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs.
E. W. Cardwell of Elizabeth City.
Education—State Normal School
of Elizabeth City, Shaw University
and Columbia University M.A. de
Mrs. Spellman’s Religious and
Civic affiliations are many. She is
president of two clubs; vice presi
dent of another; secretary of three,
and treasurer of two. Her member
ship is with Mt. Lebanon A. M. E.
Zion Church where she is assistant
superintendent of the Sunday School
and leader of Vacation Bible
Lible School.
Mrs. Spellman first attended the
Federation meeting in 1940 at
Rocky Mount, serving in many
minor roles during the years she
was elected secretary in 1952 and
is now our very efficient and capa
ble president.
The greatest successes in life
have been made out of a sorry lot
of mistakes that were corrected.
The measure of a man’s real
character is what he would do if
he knew he would never be found
A good listener is not only popu
lar everywhere, but after a while
he knows something.
One robin doesn’t make a spring,
but one lark is often responsible
for a fall.
Representing the Federation of
Negro Women’s Clubs at the recent
Tuskegee meeting was more than
a pleasure and was shared by Mrs.
G. H. Morgan of Elizabeth City and
Mrs. A. P. Collins of Smithfield.
Having Mrs. Esther Moore and
her daughter, Mrs. Marie Fuller
come from New York to attend the
meeting and Mrs. Erma Weaver of
Selma who happened to visit at
Tuskegee in time to play our Fed
eration Song added much to our
part of the meeting. Messers Col
lins and Spellman were also high
ly appreciated on the trip.
The first of the series of meet
ings began on Sunday August 4,
at Green Wood Baptist Church in
the form of a Mass Meeting. Greet
ings were extended by representa
tives of different local clubs. Presi
dent L. H. Foster of Tuskegee
Institute and other leading club
workers. Our Mrs. Esther Moore
introduced Mrs. Bertha L. Johnson,
Founder and President of Prentiss
Institute, Prentiss, Miss, as speak
er for the occasion. Mrs. LueUe
Goff, past president of the SE As
sociation and Mrs. Ruby E. Lyells,
now president of the organization
were introduced with the latter
speaking on, “Who We Are.”
Musical selections were rendered
by members of the church choir
and the Chantresses.
After registration on Monday
morning Mrs. Lyells presided at
the General Session. Singing then
the pledge to the flag by the South
eastern Association of Colored
Girls was used in the beginning
the session. Memorial services
were conducted then by Mrs. Edna
Lovelace of Jackson, Miss, and
your representative, E. M. Spell
man. Other items on the program
included: Roll Call and the Seat
ing of Delegates, Rules of Pro
cedure, Presentation of the Con
vention Program, Minutes of the
1955 Convention, Presentation of
Officers and Committees of the
Alabama Association of Women’s
Clubs and the Southeastern Song.
The business Session and Clinic
on Monday afternoon began with
a “Medley of State Songs.” It was
then that Mrs. Weaver came to our
rescue, played and helped sing our
State Federation Song. A film on,
“Elements of a Good Group Dis
cussion” was interesting as well
as informative. A lecture by Dr.
Kara V. Jackson in which she used
the simple game of hide and seek
as a basis for coping with our

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