Facing a New—A Different Half Century First welcome to the nine new Adult Clubs and one being re-instated. Then two new Junior Clubs. This we are sure is just a beginning for the second half. Comes fall and club activities begin. Even as we baked in the sunshine or enjoyed picnics, the little wheels in our minds began to get in gear for club work. As federated clubs we begin another and new half century. The year, the club, the federation projects all call us with eager faith. We know not where the winding road will end, but with love and fellowship to guide U3 we need not fear. Women never underestimate the powers of — INCENTIVE. We hope each president will use this issue to produce incentive—good-will and good wishes. See that your club women “Widen Their World” with discussion of material supplied herein. THE FEDERATION JOURNAL "Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb" VOLUME 16 FALL ISSUE—1959 NUMBER 1 mm Svl Personal Observations . 0 A: Left to right—Miss Ruth Rush, Mrs. E. M. Spellman, Mrs. Rose Aggrey, past and present Presidents at 50th Anniversary Convention. President's Report Greetings Friends: As usual my first thought is to express appreciation to Him who doeth all things well and to each of you who helped by thought, word or deed to make our Fiftieth Anniversary celebration at Wilson, N.C., the success which it was judged. Individual expressions of appreciation would have been dif ficult. Then, too, someone might have teen overlooked. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Many letters of congratulation on the success of our celebration have been re ceived and I wish it were possible for you to share them for it was through united effort that we ac complished the task rather than in dividual effort. Our recent Fiftieth Anniversary Souvenir Program was second to none. Had you stopped to think (Continued on Page 8) By MRS. MOLLIE H. LEE Librarian Richard B. Harrison Library Raleigh I feel that it is indeed a privilege for a neophyte in this great organization to be invited to give her personal observations regard ing the Fiftieth Anniversary Cele bration of the N. C. Federation Negro Women’s Clubs which was held in Wilson, N. C. For many years I have admired the worth while contributions which have been made by this group of women. I am proud to be counted as one of its members. I recall some fifteen years ago when Hattie Hughes said to me, “Mollie, we need young women like you as members of this organization.” Now that I have passed the young woman stage, I, too, had the same feeling as I moved around the convention— that there should be more young women in attendance. They should hold membership in order that they (Continued on Page 8) its r i CONVENTION OFFICIALS—Seated left to right—Mrs. E. Barnes, Mrs. J. B. Joyner (guest). Miss Ruth Rush, Mrs. E. M. Spellman, Mrs. R D. Aggrey, Mrs. L. B. Cartwright. Standing left to right—Mrs. Ethel Hines, Mrs. A. B. Byrd, Mrs. A. Johnson, Mrs. F. T. Newsome, Mrs. E. H. Mitchell, Mrs. A. P. Collin, Mrs. Myrtle Page (guest), Mrs. A. W. Pridgen, Miss W. Crassen, Mrs. E. Taylor, Mrs. A. Darden.