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President Reports on N. A. C W. C. Actions
Representing our North Caro
lina State Federation of Negro
Women’s Clubs at the 31st Bien
nial Convention and the 62nd An
niversary of National Association
of Colored Women’s Clubs held
at Shelton Cadillac Hotel, Detroit,
Mich., July 27-August 2 was an
untold pleasure and one for
which there is a deep sense of
Sharing the honor and helping
in every possible way on the
trip and at the convention were
our own Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Col
lins of Smithfield, Mrs. F. T. New-
some of Rich Square, Mrs. Ammie
Foster of Pinehurst and Mrs.
Catherine Marks who formerly
lived in Sanatorium, N. C. and
now in Boston, Mass.
Welcoming the delegates and
visitors of the Convention in the
Grand Ball Room of the hotel in
cluded a special program and
presentation of several city of
ficials, honorary presidents of the
Association and others.
After an Executive Board meet
ing the convention began, using
as a theme “Together we work
for a better world” with Mrs. Har
ris B. Gains, president, presid
ing. Interest and activities in
creased daily as sessions began
at 9:30 a.m. and often continued
into the evening with special
activities at night for the more
than five hundred regular voting
delegates, visitors and observers
bringing the attendance to more
than 1,000.
Among speakers of note were
Dr. Fank C. Laubach, honorary
president of the Laubauch Lit-
f '
Mocile Spellman, Elizabeth City,
editor. Federation Journal; Mrs.
Collins, Smithfield, financial secretary, N. C. Federation; Mrs.
president, N. C. Federation; Mrs. Fannie T. Newsome, Rich Square,
Ammie Foster, Pinehurst, member, N. C. Executive Board.
erary and Mission Fund who em
phasized the theme of the Conven
tion and made a plea for those who
were descendants of slaves to help
effect better understanding be
tween the white and darker races
of the world. His quiet manner
of delivery so affected the au
dience that at the end more t’nan
$2,000.00 was subscribed and more
than $700.00 of the amount paid
in cash to support the work on
improving conditions among the
darker races.
Other speakers included Hon.
B. C. Cyrus, President of the Vic
tory Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
Rev. George Garner, HI, Mrs.
Ada S. Mucklestone, Director of
Women’s Activities in Federal
Civil Defense, Dr. B. H. Fox,
Dept, of Health Education and
See REPORT, Page 9
A Trip To Remember
PLAQUE PRESENTED—N.A.A.C.P. Life Membership Plaque
presented during 49th Convention by Mr. McClean, field repre
sentative of Winston-Salem. President Spellman receives plaque
in absence of Mrs. Aggrey.
I want to express my thanks to
our President Mrs. Spellman, the
official delegate, for her invitation
to attend the 31st Biennial Con
vention of the National Associa
tion of Colored Women’s Clubs in
Detroit, Mich., July 27-August 2.
I shall always prize the trip ana
the experiences there. It was a
two day motor trip over the
modern highways of N. C., Va.,
West Va., Maryland, Penn., Ohio
and Michigan. The scenery was
most beautiful. There was an op
portunity to meet old and new
friends both of Detroit and man>
other points of the country. I haa
the pleasure of visiting with twc
friends, one I had not seen in 2c
years and the other in 13 years.
You can just imagine how much
there was to talk about and to set
in their lovely homes there.
The convention was held in th(
beautiful Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel,
right there in the heart of he
business section of Detroit.
The convention opened with a
reception on Friday night by
women of churches of Detroit,
and then on Saturday we attendea
the Executive Board meeting ol
which Mrs. Spellman is a mem
ber. Mrs. Ruby S. Lyles of Mis
sissippi presided as chairman. She
is President of Southeastern Dis
trict Association. Mrs. Louella H.
Gaff of Virginia was Secretary
of the board and she is the newly
elected chairman Executive
Monday morning, July 28 came
the formal opening of the con-
irention that continued until Fri
day, August 1. More than 1,000
women assembled from the five
regions of this country. Each of
the regional organizations has the
responsibility of both interpreting
ind promoting the National pro
gram in the respective states and
to aid in the advancement of
progress thereof.
Executive Board Meeting
September 20—YWCA—Dur
ham. The president is calling an
important board meeting. The
hour is 12:00 noon. We are fac
ing an important new year and
our best thinking is needed.
The preamble of the National
■Association was evidenced by the
:ommittee planning the program.
We, the colored Women of the
U. S. of America, realizing the
necessity for organized and sys-
.amatic effort to promote the gen
eral welfare of our people and to
furnish evidence of our moral,
ntellectual and material strength
and progress do hereby unite into
a national organization.”
The theme of this 31st bienial,
“Together We Work For A Better
World” sets forth a challenge for
all the world.
The keynoter Dr. Frank C. Lau-
See TRIP. Page 2

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