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 - grand York August secured Engineer minimum...
grand York August secured Engineer minimum dollars present aee The there en - 42, required. sal vacancy are in machinery fee is Station expe - electric and There tests with Commission, The for No. Mental collector; machine interviewer No. Authority; No. Parks school Mental agent, Fund; No. ; No. De - 157 re - success as a thoroughness. As a matter of fact, you may , sense one indication of this the moment you enter the office of this hotel. Here yqu will observe every means of information pertaining to the city, to the state and to travel.' On the register table lie the time - tables of all railroads entering the city, and if the information you seek is not to be found in these there is a full - size railroad guide at hand. Even literature of ' the Chicago World's Fair, giving . information . about rates from different points,, etc are fonnd on the table. , ' ' To one accustomed to ' hotels and travel that is just one of those minor details which is likely to arrest attention. But, then, this little matter in thoroughness is nothing novel or strange for Frank Fane. It is simply the makeup of the man. Born mar . Knoxville.' - Tenn., sixty - eight years ago, he' has 'perhaps lived i more varied life, has traveled more extensively and has had more different sorts of experiences than the average soldier of fortune. Leaving Knoxville with his pa rents when he had just begun "to crawl," as he himself described it, for the West, his youthful days were spent in the city of Colorado Springs, Col Here he grew to manhood, and became one - of the substantial members of the colored colony of the city. - Even as a young man, he became interested in every local movement which mant social and economic justice for Negro people. To this day he kteps a clipping from a Colorado Springs newspaper, describing his fight for the elimination of the color line in. a local theatre, under the caption, "Celebrated Victory, in Color - line Suit" , In fact, he retains a portfolio of newspaper items regarding his social and industrial activities in the town. And as a final climax to habitation assistant. Department of Education; and other county written and unwritten tests. Further detailed information as to salaries and qualifications required for the above State examin - tions may be secured by writing for application blanks or viewini y! tU notices posted ni the IV State Employment Service offices, i 200 West 135th street these activities he presented, in 1923, the old family cottage to the Payne. Af M. E. Church in memory of his' late parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Spottswood Rice, who had been its pastor and parishioner for many years. Before coming East, Mr. Fane's experiences were remarkable in other respects. At the beginning of the Klondike gold rush in the 80's,.he and another colored nan were the first twe of their race to join the trek. He and this man got. separated near Dawson City, nowever. Jie nevet reachel the fields, for he soon learned that "without a partner staking a c'uiiit was out of the question, ' he cx - pia.ned. In 1885 he came East and locat ed .in Brooklyn. Shortly after he tntered the. old Wagner Palace tar company. While in this ttr vice he met and married his wife, who was Xfiss Annie Dunn, nirre of John Johnson, a Wagner por ter - - Following this union, the wanderlust for the West causht Lint : icit the Waener service rnd with the new Mrs. Fane l - Jc tp residence in iknver Col. 11 be came politically active in this city witn tne result that he was so pointed a patrolman, the lirt :f nis race to serve in that capacity there, As a public officer he exhibited the same energetic traits that have made him a conspicuous figure in whatever field he worked. A Den ver newspaper, for instance, spoke of him as a "terror to evildoers, adding that "Officer Fane is male ing good record as a thief ca - .tn er" and that his friends are hop ing bis. record will win promotion from patrolman to serceant. la 1915, however, he returned East and entered the Pullman sir - vice. Here as elsewhere he imme diately became interested in activ - . . i , . . j me.i iur uic ruciai una economic betterment of the porters. He was among the firt members of the group from New York iO attend the first annual meeting - A the Pullman Porters Beneficial Asso ciation, which was held in 191$ at Chicago. ; He. has two articles iff hi s't - ! ting room in bis hotel, whi:n re values nigniy even to tut ky One Is a frame - encastd one - dol - Urfcii abiUi was spent by the vice he he ably

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  1. The New York Age,
  2. 18 Aug 1934, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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