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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1933 B-1I FRATERNAL SOCIETY NEWS initiation To Be Held . By Women Class to Honor .. Oakland Chapter's Graduate Regents . Plans lor a Class uuuauon are being made by Oakland Chapter No. a, Women of the Moose, td honor graduate regents of the Chapter. Officers will meet on ttuysday evej ning at -the homS of Lauretta La-eoste. ' Plans have been made for the public whist party id b held Friday evening at the home of Pearl McClure, 442 43rd Street. The funds raised will go toward defraying -penses for "Women of the Moose Day" at the Golden Gate International Exposition ori August 6. Oakland Chapter wil hold a dance at McFadden's Ballroom, March 14. The next meeting of the chapter wil be held March 3 at Sclots Hall. Rebekahs to Seat Group Hazel Boswell will be installed noble grand of Sunset Rebekah Lodge, No. 109, Wednesday, Dorothy Franklin, past noble grand, officiating. Other officers include! Lettie Wollesen, vice-grand; Fanny Haig, chaplain; Florence Oliver, warden; Florence Philbrick, conductor; Bertha Diamond and A. Cut-tingham, inside and outside guards; Jessie Adams and Lilyan Artsinger, ' right and left supporter td noble grand; Hattie Pollard and Tillie Cruden, right and left supporter! to vice-grand. ' -- Last Wednesday, Golden Link Rebekah Lodge, No. 103, entertained with a Valentine party, with Edith Gilbert in charge. Next Wednesday the noble grand Will entertain Georgia Benedict, D.D.P. of District No. 7, and her installing officers. Officers of Sunset Encampment, No. 23, were elected last Tuesday night. T. V. Rietz was elected chief patriasch; Floyd A. Reid, Senior garden; Ed Holts, high priest; W. R, Stone, scribe; William Fisher, treas-urer, and Adolph Feldharnmer, . junior warden. Installation will be held February 28, with Raymond E. Underwood, of Berkeley, D.D. G.P., officiating. Qeora Gonsalves Wins r Plac in Honor Croup . Leora Gonsalves, managing deputy, qualified for membership in the honor group of 1 "The fiina West-Miller Club" and also Won sixth place and the of fine of treasurer, according to announcement by Stella Gerard, president of Argonaut Review No. 89, Womah'i Benefit Association. ' In honor of Supreme President Di.. IV. . Milt.' ..I.U 4 unlet II CQb'Hxiuci TJDit iu vamaiiu. a banquet will be held at the Hotel Oakland, April 14. Initiation will be exemplified at the first session in March. Mrs. Jenny Hoffman will be chairlady. Next Friday evening a Fiesta fSrty is to be held at the home of Viss Jessie Hartley, president of the Girls' Club. ' The Westway. Club will .meet. Miss Eva Chapman and Mrs. A. Cunningham will be eohoitesses. Travel Club Session At the recnt meeting of the East-bay New York Union Travel Club of the Woman's Benefit Association, plans were made for the various activities at the club for the next three months. A delegation of 14 members from Oakland and Alameda are planning to attend the convention to be held in New York during the week of. July 17. Vt-rious" entertainment committees have been appointed and will report at the next club meeting. The Eastbay executive board met Tuesday, when Managing Deputy Leora C. Gonsalves was welcomed by Mrs. Sadie Putnam, president of the board. O.E.S. Day Aug. 29 Order of Eastern Star Day at the Exposition, August 29, was 'discussed 9t the meeting of the 1939 Worthy Matrons' . Association, also known as the Maude Ethel Association of the Eastbay, in session at the Colt Hotel recently. Mrs. Lottie Bischoff of Unity Chapter and newly elected presi- aent'of the association, presided. Plans were also made for . enter taining the associate matrons' of the Eastbay, the worthy patrons and San Franciacff Matrons' Association. jpstume Party A colonial evening with the members gowned in Martha Washington costumes will be held by members of Entenza Auxiliary No. 63, U.S.W.V, sewing branch "Busy Bees" next Tuesday evening in the lodge rooms. Entenza Camp will be guests. The committee Includes; Laura Lines, Jennie Smith, May Tyrrel, Susan Robertson, Mabel Barnes, Addie Tromley, Alma Perine, Christine Bush, Mabel Gatter, Dorothy Schneling, Florie Tyrrell, Ada Robertson, Edith Volkmann and Laura Farley. Ruths in Session afthe 1939 Ruth AssociationsOrder Jr the Eastern Star, held their first business meeting of the year recently at the home of Edna Taylor, president. With Gladys Hansen and Ellen Huffman acting as co hostess. The regular order of business was followed by games and refreshments. The next meeting will be held Thursday at the' home of Mattie Scrieber, 363 Peralta Street, Hay-ward. . NATIVE SONS FINISH PLANS FOR BENEFIT Plans have been completed for the annual ball to be held at McFadden's Ballroom, March 8, by the Native Sons and Native Daughters Joint Alameda County Committee W finance their homeless children project. The local Homeless Children Committee iS comprised of representative from each Alameda CoUnty Parlor, who in turn plan and. assume the respohsibilltxnf raising the necessary quota tqVarry , on their Organization' work Mr placing homeiesS Children in ihildlesS homes. ' The NatiVe Sons and Daughters Spend approximately $29,000 annually for this wdrk, the money being derived from public entertainments such as the dance being planned, while the remainder is donated directly by members. No less than 6506 children have been placed for adoption since the inception of this Wdrk in 1910, and more than 11,900 applications for adoption Of children have been received. Dr. George C. Pardee, chairman Of the East . Bay Municipal Utility District, former Governor Of California and Honorary chairman of the joint Alameda County Homeless Children Committee, asks for, "public participation and Support for this worthy cause so that these unfortunate bits of humanity may be givrt their birthright, the loVe and care of a father and mother whom they may khoW and call their own." On Official Visit Golden Chain Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, will officially receive Dorothy Knowlton, deputy grand matron Of the Gfafid Chapter of California, tomorrow evening in the lodge rooms. A large class will be initiated with Clara McKlfiney, worthy matron, and Arthur Gawne, worthy patron, presiding. A reception for the deputy grand matron will follow the meeting with Dorothy Ilminen, past matron, In charge of the banquet room. to Fete Birthdays The Sewing Club of Lyon Relief Corps, No. 6, will celebrate birthdays of Washington and Lincoln next Wednesday at the home of Edna Winkler, 1081 59th Street Luncheon Will be at 11 a.m., followed by eardi. NEWS ABOUT BOY ALAMEDA" TROOP 1 ' Fred Rodda, reporter: Troop 1 has the honor to have the "Mayor" of Alameda on its roster of Scouts. The Scout referred to is Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Cox who was appointed "Mayor" for one day by Mayor H. A. Weichhart at the Court of Honor last Friday night Our troop was well represented it the court with 12 members being awarded various badges. We were third in the advancement and recruiting contest With a total of 830 points. Our Cub Pack is coming aVmg very nicely and toon we will have a Cub graduating into the troop, A Warning to the members only three or four months until Camp Stephens opens, so start saving your money and purchase camp stamps. TROOP 9 , The troop did not hold a regular Friday night meeting but attended the Court of Honor instead. Our troop conducted the opening cere ACTIVITIES By LENA M. WT8INGER Negro History Week was observed In the Bay area February S-19, with two library branches of Metropolitan Oakland: The Dimond Branch, 3548 41st Street, and the Piedmont Branch, 160 Fruitvale Avenue, extending their exhibits of books and posters to February 19, thus giving to Interested readers an opportunity to appreciate more fully the progress of Negro literature.. The libraries are extending the observance one week beyond the designated time. -. The various committees are grateful to Miss Josephine DeWitt and Mrs. Eleanor Carroll Watkins, librarians of the Oakland Free Library. Mrs. Watkins is the only woman of her race holding the position as a staff member of the institution in Alameda County. , Because of. the large number of groups observing the occasion, with programs, space will permit mentioning of only a Jew of the young participants. ' . At Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church, Mrs. The! ma Johnson Street, of Portland, Ore., was introduced by the Rev. Daniel G. Hill Jr. At Taylor Memorial A.M.E. Church, Mist Henrietta Bell, secretary of the business and Industrial department of Linden Branch Y.W. CA, spoke on the subject "Where Now." Miss Dorothy Williams presided. Mrs. Pauline Speese Johnson gave a reading. JVDCE SPEAKS - At Cooper Zion A.MJE. Church, Master Strane and Edward Colbert gave trombone and piano selections. M. Robinson Baker, acting executive secretary of the Y.M.C.A. Branch, was a speaker.. Charles Strather gave saxophone solo. Municipal Judge Chris B. Fox ol Oakland gave the principal address. The Allen Christian Endeavor League of St. Paul A.MJE. Church, with Mrt, Pauline S. Johnson directing, heard an address by Daniel Ford, president of the Forum of Taylor Memorial M.E. Church, on "Building a Greater History." John Marion, one of the cast in Run Little Chillun," and an Olympic star, was one of the principal speakers. The Junior Choir sang. On Founders' Day the name of the late bishop, BJctod AUasw 11 tit Neighbors Plan Fair Ceremony April 5 to Be Royal Neighbors' Day oh Island Royal Neighbors' Day at treasure-Island Will be Celebrated in the1 Western States Auditorium, April 5. At the committee meeting held recently In San Francisco officer were named to preside at the evening ceremonies when a hundred candidates will be initiated. Presiding officer will be Mrs. ChHstiana Hamill, State supervisor from Los Angeles. Honor guest-will be Mrs. Erna M. Barthel, supreme recorder from Rock Island, 111. dfficers selected Include: Chris tiana Hamill, oracle; Esther Dearth, Sari Francisco, vice oracle; Mdllie Letterman, Berkeley, past Oracle; Flavia Tortdtxh, Mission; chancellor; Elsie BiMer, Oakland, marshal; Elizabeth Fret, Fidelity, assistant marshal; Estelle Deparade, Oak' land, recorder; Emjiy Watson, San Francisco, receiver; Anna .GreigsoU, Enright, inner Sentinel; Irene Per-sonet, Victory, outer sentinel: Helen Mahyik, Richmond, faith; Ma Gomes, Hayward, courage; Lillian Marshal, Vista Grand, modesty; Mabel Ruff, Elmerest, unselfishness) Irene Lessley, Alameda, endurance"; Anna Hutt, pacific, manager; Goidie Utter, Oakland, musician. Fiesta Erefilntg Alameda Review No. 78, Woman's Benefit Association, plans a "Fiesta Evening" for tomorrow at the club-roomS in Garden Hall, Alameda, according to MISS Merle Tyler, chairman. Awards will be made for the most original costumes. Miss Tyler also announces a benefit whist at her home, 2020 86th Avenue, Oakland, for ThUfsdsy evening with Mrs. Charlotte Tyler,- assisting, The Westway Club will meet Tuesday it 12:30 fr.rfi. at th horn 6f Mrs. GrWe fioyiofl, 3021 Maxwell Avfihue, for luftcheofi. League Plans Whist The American Security League will hold its tegular monthly whist at 3256 East Fourteenth Street, Tuesday it 8 pjfl. monies at the court and participated in the re-dedication ceremony, under the direction of Scoutmaster Herb Porep, We won second place in the Court of Honor Contest with a total of 974 points and are entitled to an ioe cream treat, TROOP I , James Hagman, Scout Patrol leaders The troop participated in the March of the Catholic troops" m San Francisco last Sunday and wish to thank the other Scouts from other troops who participated with til The troop received i banner for observance, as it has for the last three years. After th ceremoniei the troop committeemen took the boyi back to Oakland when hotdogs ind drinks were given. , :i The meeting consisted of patrol meetings, followed by test passing. A game of ring the hook was played and the members who failed to get any score had to go through the mill. . - TROOP If Billy Oripp,' reporter: The meeting opened with the Scout oath and salute to the flag. Collection of duet AMONG NEGROES bishop of the A.M.E. Church, wit revered. The day wis the 130th birthday of the great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It was Race Relations Sunday, introducing Interracial Week. - ; - , TO AID CONGRESSMAN Harold H. Shaw, native of Dayton, 0 left recently for Washington, D.C., to take up dutiei at one of the secretaries to Congressman Harry N. Routzohn, Republican. Shaw it reputedly the first of his race to serve at secretary to a white congressman, and Routzohn hat been com mended for his courage in appointing a Negro. Observers in Dayton declare Routzobn't action will result lh many Negroes returning to the G.O.P. banner. HAWKINS TO SPEAK This afternoon at 8:30 o'clock at the Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. the Industrial committee will sponsor a mass meeting and tea to discuss legislation for the Domestic Labor Bill, which, if passed, will limit hours of household employees. , Assemblyman Augustus F. Hawkins of Los Angeles, who is sponsoring the bill, will speak. Several inventions of Richard Garrett, Berkeley inventor, wilt be on display. The public is invited. The fourth of a series of seven lecture on "Marriage and the Family" will be held at the Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. on Tuesday, February 31, at 8 p.m. Dr. Allan O. Newman will lead the popular discussion on "Marriage and Money." PARTICIPATION URGED Greater participation of Negro citizens m civie affairs wat urged by Ordean Hockey, field secretary for Mayor Fletcher Bowron of Los Angeles, and Supervisor Gordon Me-Donough, who addressed th State Convention of the National Negro Congress, meeting in Los Angeles last week-end. , Attended by representatives' of 162 organizations, whose member ships total 140,700 Califbmiana, the meeting considered many issues of importance to minority groups In California. r Important among reaoltions adopted was one endorsing several legislative measures now pending in the California Legislature and in yfflffrirfaii TRIBUNE CALENDAR TONIGHT tf IBttfit Bol8 Bfoiaf lit ivef KLX. BreSIifsJ', 1:3d jJA., CrMlt Union Philosopher 0ph rctnim, li.m., Central frada School. 11th l&i JUfenon Dinner aahc, tin., Atneni Club. TOMdftAOW Tribune radio broadiut ever ktX : E.E.P. Verse-Writing Class, 7:15 p.m.; Technical High School, 42nd Street and Broadway. . Milla Colltfe Community Forum, I p.m., Science Hall, Mills College. CLUBS TdNIGHt Mouwooil Chest and Checker Club, 1:30 p.m., Mosswood Playground. . .Philosophers Club, 2 p.m 11th and Grove Streets. TOftiOMdW , .Elks Luncheon club, noon, SOth and Broadway. Builders Exchange Club, noon, Hotel St. Mark, , Electric Club, 12:10 p.m., WonWs City Club, Kll Iwlnl, riiiK 14. 1A m. tfl n-l land. High Twelve Club, 11:10 p.m., Hotel Co)t. t . American Legion Service Club, 11:10 p. m., Athens Cfab. ' ,. Rockridge Voters rbrUnv I .m., fclarl-mont Junior High School. , . west Oakland .Booster! Club, S. p.rrl.l Prefcott School, ith and Campbell Streets Ladies i Auxiliary, Oakland Lodge No. 3, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, S:J0 p.m.. Odd fellows Hall, 11th ind franklin Street!. , Radio Mfvic Association 6! Northern Principal li Mdd l4T.A Llfd Member NlLES, reb, li-ti. D. Brlstow, prihClpal of the Nile Grammar School, was presented with i life membership at the annual FbuiiderS' Day Ceremony of th Parent-Teacher Assaclatlon. The award was made bV the presl-dent, Mn, Hegihild Calhoun. Bris-tow, speaker of th evening, gave a brief history of the local unit, organised lh April, 1126. Thl eandlelightifit tereriiohy was conducted by Mrs. C. N. MyricK, program chalfirjan, ahd wal participated in by Mrs, Calhouhi Miss LouiSe Ingliss, Mrs. Fred Dtiffie, Mrs. J. A. Silva, Mrs. J. J, Albert, Mrs, Johrl Galvin and Mrs. A. B. LeaSke. tAvii Le Zwlsslg was Hianlst. Mrs, Galvin was chosen to represent iU unit 6n the nominating committee of th Phoebe Hearst CouheH with Mrl, AIber is liter-hate..:, Marl Islend Heliday MAfti .Island, feb. ,18.-Wash- ington's Birthday, February 22, will be observed a i holiday it Mare Island, it Wat announced this week it the local station. SCOUT ACTIVITIES followed the opening eeremenies with a drill later. The times of pa trol meetings were announced by Scoutmaster Zoller. The remainder of the meeting Was spent In test passing ana games. TROOP 14 Ernest Kellber f. reporter: Due to the Court of Honor there wasn't iny troop meeting. We had i large number of Scouts who received awards at the court, including four second-class Scouts, two first'dass Scouts, one ichievement badge, il civic service bars ind four tcotri awards. Several members received merit badges with one Scout t staf badge indanother a life badge. We think it was i very successful Court of Honor for we won first piece ind ai i result the troop it to get an icecream and cake feed in the near luture. PIEDMONT , The 29th inniversiry of Scouting, recently observed by Piedmont Plant for realizing the convention'! program will be formulated by a continuations committee of 25 which will organize the work on a State-wide, scale.. It is planned to make the convention a yearly feature. TENNIS MATCHES The Y.W.CA. Challengers of Oakland will meet the Philippine Tennis Club of San Francisco at Mosswood Park at 10 a.m. today. In order to promote international fellowship between clubs, within the past few years Negroes have encouraged these contacts. The boys who will play in today't game are Harold Mitchell, Wilbert Savanco, Connie Hubbard, Letter Longus, Lionel Wilson, Byron Rum-gord, Walter Thomas, Louise Ave-lino, Richard Dempsey, . Adolph Boziner and Edward Toppins. SILVER TEA There will be a tllver tea given for the benefit of the children of the Fannie Wall Home and Day Nursery today from 8 to 6. sponsored by the directors' board of the home. Mrs. Alycia Hinds is chairman of the committee. The Morrow Musical Trio will play. Mrs. Bessie Mack and Mrs. Ruth Larehe win give readings. There will be other numbers. The public is invited. Th Art and' Industrial Club of the State Federation held its social meeting for the month of February Thursday afternoon at the home oi Mrs. Ethel Brooks en 83rd Street, Oakland Mrs. Lorine Gibbons and Mrs. M. J. Stubbtefleld were ht charge of the program. A large number were in attendance. Education and literature were the subjects talked upon. Daniel Ford, president of Taylor Memorial Forum, spoke, on Educational As pects; Mrt. Mary Lee and Mrt. Myr tle Martin, visitors, sang. Mri Gertrude Jackson cave an instrumental leolo and was accompanist for the group singing the. National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Heart and Sing," by James Weldon Johnson. Mrs. May E. Hill, superintendent of the Fannie Wall Home and Day Kuemzju spoil es Literature, . California, I p.m., (21 ftarrlsSn, Street.. Brooklyn General Welfare Center. No. 1. I p.m., Masonic Hall Eighth Avenue and East 14th Street. .jHaqtan.it .Improvement Club, I l.hiv, Manztnita School Auditorium. fcN.kP. CLUBS TONIGHT . Miss meeting, i:ib p.m.. Sixth District wrjfna uuds, vv.u.w. anu, siia mm treet. m meeting. 2:30 a.m.. Seventh TU- ct Townaend Clubs. Sclots' Hall. 62 11th Street. ' tostoMow .-Cblden Oite iTowniend, .Club". No. 4. t p.m.. Library Building, Mth Street and San Pablo Avenue. . Harrison Townjend Club, No. 13. t p.m., Pyihlkrt Hall, lllh and Alice Streets, - Alameda Tpwnsend Club, No. 1, a p.m., Pythian, Hall. 1SOS Oait Street. Allendale; Townsend Club, No, 221 S p. jn Allendale School, 3720 Penhlman Avenue. San Leandrd Tbwnsend Club, No. 1 I p.m... Washington School, Dutton and Breed, AvnUes. , Brethren .TowHierid Club, N6. (. I i.m., BrethteChurch, 40th Avenue and Sari Melrose fewnsena blub, No. 1 p.m., Library Building, 4ttH Avenue and Foothill Boulevard,, , , . , Lbckwood TownsWd Club, N6. 2. t p.m., Library Building, 48th Averiue and foothill Boulevard, Lbckwood . tbifensehd Club,. Nd, S9, t b.tn., Ldckwobd School, eeth Avenlie ind East 14tl) Street, . . . pan Lorejiio Townsend Club, No. 1, S p.m., Sunset School, Sunset Boulevard and Royal Avenue. . . RIchmond.Townsend Cliibi No. li p.m., BrotherhbbdT Hall, 257 fifth Street.. Concord Townsend Club, No. 1, i p.m Livermore Townsend Club, No. '1, ( p.m., City Library. XE,$. Chapter Map Ahfilf efsary teu r.t.kTT.tlYtT.tV.. Feb. Tbe 36th anniversary of Orient Chapter Of the OrdeT ofEaSterh Staf will be eKUrirflied on WMhPsrldv nftrht March 8, at the Centerville Masonic Mall. . ; All oast matrons and bast natrons will be1 honored guests. Mrs. Petra ufohley, Worthy matron, his ap-bolnted Mrs. fcdtth Waslev bt Al. varado io tike charge oi the refresh ments. '': : A "Valentine party for members wis held it i recent meeting. Officer Club Has AhiiuoI Ekdfbh . CONCORD, Feb. 18. - Officer Club of Mt. Diablo Lodge of Rebekahs recently elected new official. Heidihg the club ire Edna1 Christie, president; Betty Morgan, vice-president; ind Henrietta Slckehber- Merle McGulri is retiring presi dent. Council, concluded last Svinday With t large percentage of Scouts ind Scout leaders in attendance at the Piedmont Community Church to celebrate Scout Sunday. Dr. H, C. Blote, Veteran Piedm&nt Scout official, gave the principal iddress, his theme being "It's Fun to Be a Boy." A rally of Scouts td be held at Camp Scouting last Sunday afternoon, following thi ohurch services, was postponed because of rain. A baseball game between the members of Troop 18 and i picked team from the other troops of the council which was to feature the rally will be held in the near future. . TROOP NINE'S FLANS At a recent meeting of the troop committee of Troop 9 final plan for the annual troop card party were made, E. E. Vosper, chairman of the affair, announced that the party will be held on Tuesday evening, March 7 at the Piedmont Community Center. Tickets for the affair are being sold at 50 cents each and the proceeds will be turned over to the troop to be used for the purchase of Scouting equipment and badges. As has been customary in previous years many door prizes will be awarded and cakes will be raffled off by Walter Vervais, troop committeeman. 4'he troop snow trip, planned for last week-end, was postponed because of weather conditions but this event will be held the week-end of February 25. Troop 2, under Scoutmister William J. Shaw, held an interesting meeting last Wednesday evening featured by a treasure hunt enjoyed by all the Scouts. Another interesting troop meeting is planned for February 22 when Scoutt and leaders will go to Sequoia Park for a barbecue and campfire program, FIRST CAMP RALLY ' The first camp rally will be held in the Piedmont Community Church on Friday evening, February 21 All parents arid Scouts are invited to attend the rally to learn of plana for this year't Summer camp at the council camp site near Keddie. Besides the preliminary announcements about camp plant a program of songs and camp movies will feature the affair. A. Hayes, chairman of the council camping committee, has announced that Troop -13 will prepare . the details for the rally. A fine meeting was held last Wednesday night by Troop 8. Dads of the Scouts attended the affair which consisted of a Troop Court of Honor and a hot dog feed. This troop also is planning a snow trip to be held early in March. . Ct'BS TO MEET Cubs and parents of the Beach School Pack are scheduled to meet on Tuesday evening, February 21, at the Beach School. George G. Win chester Jr4 Scout executive, will discuss with the parents the Cubbing program and each den of the pack will present a stunt.. . The inter patrol contest in Troop S is becoming a very interesting race between th Panther Patrol, under Patrol Leader Bill Baker and the Jolly Bogert Patrol, under Patrol Leader Jack Mead. .So far the Panther Patrol is jo the lead but the Jolly Rogert are catching up rapidly. Over the week-end of February 25 approximately 40 Scouts and leaders of the troop will journey to Yosemite to enjoy snow sports. There is, naturally, much interest being shown by the Scouts for THE. STAMP, Stamps Tell " Tragic Story Of Ethiopia One of the most interestine sets of postage stamps in existence is Abyssinia's Red Cross issue of 1936, tor behind it lies the story .of the all bt i proud ind wir-like Nitlbn. For mote than 1400 years the Umpire f Ethiopia or Abyssinia, remained lercely Independent. While neigh boring African countries fell, one after another, to the powerful Nations of EUrope, ibelO.OOti.O'OO bWck-skinned natives df Abyssinia remained safe from' European aggres- Biofi. ' ;. Not ohiy weft they hird td Hit kt but they liked nothing better than a good light. Let the invading white man step 6ne inch Inside of their borders, ind the savage warriors of Ethiopia were ready for a pitched battle. , EMPEROR ftENELIK A notable warrior was the Emperor. Mehelik, whose Statue , is shown bn two stSmps of Abyssinia's Red Cross set. In 1896 many of the various Ethiopian tribes united Under Mehelik to fight art army of Italians that wis trying to cefnouer the country. At the famous battle Of Adowa, niore thin twe-fOutth of . the Italians were killed by the miuriaiea ADyssinian warriors. Tne tettiainfler of the irmy re'treSted and tailed back to Italv with hor rible talfes of the savages of Ethi opia. Ttalv nwr fnrtfnt h Vilimillatinn oi this defeat one 6f the few occa sions on which a European Army was ever beaten by African natives. And ever afterward the mere men tion of Adowa stirred a passionate hatred oi Abyssinia, and i burning 8esire for revenge, in the hearts of ie Italian people. ' NEW StlLER SEAtEtt In 1930 a small, slender sad-eyed man (whom, we see on the postage stamps which recall this Story) was1 proclaimed Emperor Ethiopia. HIS full title was "Haile Selassia I, King of Kings, Emperor of Ethiopia, Elebt of God, PoweKof Triftjty and Conquering Lion of Judih." He was the most intelligent rniri ever to sit on the Ethiopian throne; He abolished slavery, built modern hospitals, introduced EUrOpiin teachers to his hew schools, ind sbwly set about modernizing . his baekwird, - primitive country. With his capable wife, the Empress Menen (who is also portrayed on one of these postage Stamps) he published a newspaper which wis widely respected and praised. IN tEAtlte OF NATIONS But thfe "Cohduerihg Liorl 6f Judah" Was not it heart i warrior, like his countrymen. He was peace-loViriS, ind bellevel the world hid seen enough trouble alreidy; ind so, instead of investing iuee sums of his Country's money nybombing planes and other destrutfye implements of wir for his black-skinned warriorsi he joined arid put his trust in the white man's League of Na-tions'He believed the white man's ojalm that future disputes between Nations would be settled, not by warfare, but by peaceful meetings at the League's conference tables. Arid that was Haile Selassie's fatal mistake, In 1935 the Italians again invaded Ethlppfa, ind this time the odds were tremendously against the natives. For the Italians came with all the equipment of modern scientific warfare and the result wis Inevitable, NATIVES MOWED DOWN Aerial bombs, artillery shells, and deadly bullets rained from the skies on the helpless Abyssinians. The native warriors, accustomed to the primitive tactics of tribal wars, made wild headlong charges in mass formation at the enemy, and were mowed down by machine guns in the hands of well trained Italian gunners. And Italian planet made the destruction complete by spraying poisonous gas over defenseless villages. Haile Selassie appealed to the League of Nations to come to his aid and received little besides sympathy, which never yet won war. In less than a year he was compelled to flee from his own country, his arm horribly burned by poison gas; and in place of the little black mtn, a little white man, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, was proclaimed the new Empero of Ethiopia. ' ' ' POSTOFF1CE SHELLED ' At the time of miking his escape from Abyssinia, Hall Selassie, tears streaming down hit dusky cheeks, pecked his trunks. Hardly bad the emperor fled from Addis Ababa, his capital city, when the postofflce was bombed by Italian Plan Entertainment P1an fnr ti nmbr of entertain- 4a tiKln 4h nnvt thr month I will be made at the meeting of Oak land Circle No, 3, companions oi the Forest of America, March 1, according to Anne Vlerra, chairlady of entertainment. Mrs. Tina Hirsch, treasurer , of Oakland Circle for the past 30 years nt Herman TTirsrh. celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Feb ruary 18. Their two daufihters, Mrs. Pauline Rivard and Miss Gilda Hirwh are both oast chief compan ions of Oakland Circle Organize Narajoe The 15tb Assembly District Na vajo Club was .organized on February 2. .Officers are Dr. V. W. Pottle, president; Bruce N. Cook, vice-president; F. J. Dumond, secretary; Thomas McGulri, treasurer, and J. S. Sheldell, tergeant-afrarms. The club is the first Eastbay unit of the State organization of Navajos. Fair Day Planned The general committee arranging for Red Men's and Pocahontas Day at the Exposition will meet at the Blazing Arrow Council in Alameda, February 28, Charlotte Bablngton, chairman, and her committee, will attend this meeting as delegates from Shu Tan Kt Uc -.It COLLECTOR'S REVIEW By THE STAMP EDITOR t sWa'e afsa'erfa Fill I'V . ViY as am BULLETIN BOARD CLUB MEETINGS' . , February 20. San Francisco Stamp Society, regular semimonthly Meeting, 8 p.m., room 368, City Hall, San Francisco. Exhibit and talk by A. H. Wilhelm on "United States Revenues and Proofs," also an auction of some 50 lots of stamps. February 24. California Collect ors' Club, regular weekly meeting, 8 p.m., at 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco. Junior night with program in charge of junior members. Visitors invited, JAHORE STAMPS Onn Jaafar, Commissioner for Jahore, Golden Gate International Exposition, his advisea the California Collectors' Club. San Francisco. that sets of Jahore stamps will be on display in the Jahore Pavilion on Treasure Island, but none will be for sale to the public, as such practice Is against the policy of the Jahore Government, except for postage purposes in that country. airmen, and large remaining stores of the Red Cross stamps were de stroyed by fire! It is little wonder, therefore, that every stamp collector Considers Abyssinia's Red Cross issue one of the finest, most interesting thing in his album. For not only were these stamus once in- the possession of the great Haile Selassie himself, but they are the last set of post ,age stamps, to be issued by the last independent native kingdom ' In Africa! And so they remind lis Of the tragic fate not only of Abyssinia but of all poorly armed Nations" throughout the entire coifrse ol human history. IRISH TRIBUTE : Ireland will release on March 1, two stamps (2p -carmine and 3p blue) to commemorate the 150th irtrtivefSiry of the United States Constitution and the inauguration of George Washington as President The stamp was designed by George Atkinson, Royal Hibernian Academician. The great seal of the United States Is the central design, with the shield of the 13 original States. To the left is shown the portrait of George Washington in profile and to the right is the harp, symbol of Ireland. In the left claw of the eagle is an olive branch ind In the right, 13 arrows, and on either side Of these appear to the left, the date 1789, and to the right 1939. A Gaelic inscription appears across the bottom of the stamp which is translated "The people of Ireland celebrate the 150th anniversary of American Constitution." MONTREAL-VANCOUVER. The Canadian Postofflce Department hae announced that on or about March 1 air mail service will be inaugurated between Montreal and Vancouver. First flight cachets Will be annlied at Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, North Bay.Winnfpeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Covers to receive the cachets should be sent to the District Director of Postal Service at the points named for receipt not later than February 26. They must bear 6c Canadian air-mail stamps or be accompanied by a money order in the amount of the postage required payable to "The Receiver General of Canada at the various points. Covers should be marked with the direction of flight desired and may be addressed to other points whence they will be forwarded from the terminal point of the flight without additional postage charge. Also it has been anounced that at first-class mail posted in Canada- for points In the Empire Air-Mail Scheme will be carried by air mail beyond England at 6c a half ounce for letters and 4c for postcards.' The Empire Air Mail at present is in operation from London to South Africa and from London to Egypt, Palestine, India and Straits.' ' BATAY REPUBLIC The Hatay Republic which takes its name from the ancient HKtites and which was formerly known as the Sanjak of Alexandretta has announced a new series of nine post age and three posuge-oue stamps. The stamps will be dated September 2, 1938, the day 'of the first meeting of the National Parliament. The de signs show views of Antioch and Alexandretta, and one, the portrait of Tifour Sokem, President of the Republic. The -stamps are , being printed in Istanbul. Also the republic has issued a series of five memorial stamps for Kemal Ataturk. The stamps were made by overprinting a black bor der ana me date oi Ataturic s aeam on five of the overprinted Alexandretta stamps, the 0.75-pt orange-red, 1-p brown, 2.50-p on 4-p orange; 4-p orange and 12.50-p on 15-p red-brown. It was said that to prevent speculation the values were so distributed among the various post-offices that no one office had ti e trr:z't r :.'.3.' SaaiiaisAs'sYsAail I as assa .'II I. I 1 '-U- -' fjXj. VM -- - ' ii iai. 1 BBaatSlHfHlra(aMSl JS) HwnTT Ahriual Dinner And Induction Night Scheduled f The' annual dinner ind installa tion' of officers of the Wist Coast Air-Mail Society will be held in Oakland February 26. The' highlight Of tKii event will r; be the presence" of Ernie Smith, first'i person to pilot i civilian plans);!' , across the Pacific. The pioneer 5 flight occurred on July 14; 1927, and ! with the aid of Emory Bronte as -ri.' navigator they landed ori the" Island sL of Molokeff, Hawaii, A two-reel movie showing' their1 , take-off at Oakland Airport and other "Famous Transpacific Flights" 'A will be shown by Hal Wilterwood, port publicity representative, Board of Port Commissioneri, Oakland. This showing includes all pioneer,' Pacific flights such is the Army:'v' flight in 1927,. Anielta Earhart and ,j ' Kingsford-Smithy and concludes :'a with the establishment of regular'" Transpacific service by P.A.A. elip:V pers. Other iuestt will be "Mother"' A UOt.II, PUU JTlt VS. niUUUKUM, IU" , .., perintendent 01 air mails, San Fran-. W.C.A.M.S. The meeting and instal- Iitiori' of officers will occur a44 p.m." with special ceremony.' There Is ' ; ho admission charge. The banquet,0 will be at 6 p.m. and will cost 1' per plate. Interested partiei may'0'; obtain full detail ind mike reser-Vations by contacting Miss D. Schal- 03 ler .publicity director, 1537 ,Addl-v sort Street, Berkeley. , ; ROOSEVELT PORTRAIT -crij " Arrnrrlmff to rennrta froth TManila.:,,:'i the portrait of President Franklin & . b. Roosevelt Is W ippeaf ori one of the three commemorative stamps of ,9llJ the PhiliDDines which is to b issued "1" sometime this year. This issue willi be known as the Commonweaitn1" Triumphal Arch, which ; was ap-T ' proved by the National Assembly e-.t! on September 8, 1938, under Com-v;sa moft wealth Act No. 393. Proceeds :oj from the tile of these stamps will-, be spent for the, erection1 of a half -.rd million, peso triumphal atch in:aS Manila, on the1 site Where the" Com.,.'i monwealth Government wis ifiiug-:.lO, "rated. m ( .;: -wt ROGER'S MEMORIAL .- 11 Nicaragua will issue tt 28-iehtavo ' Stamp Mareh 81 In memory of the1- late Will R6gers, according to word't from Manigui by Western Stamp,? Collector, The date is irf anniver-.jipf Sary of an earthquake following." which i relief fund fof Wffrers3 r,j was raised by the American hurhor- i a 1st, and the commemorative' will, lt,wj i. aaid. m-esent in air viW 01 the,, .a Tegion affected lind carry i R-oger'i.rt portrait in the upper left corner. Cff SWISS EXHIBITION' ISSUE lis Switnerlftnd oft Februiry I issued ' a series of three stamps lfi three-S languages, , German, , French and i ItaliBn, nlne stamps in all, it propa-?i;.fr ganda for the Swlst National ExlO hibition 1939 which will open imuif. Zurich later this year. The designs oi according to the Atlas Stamp Com. ( pany, of Zurich, show on the 10-centimes violet gray, a deputation of the various trades and profes-sions carrying samples of their work?;'! to the exhibition; the 20-c dafk red, : group of people in native eostume t: representing an allegory of Swltzer-v-'C land, and the 80-c ultramirien, Pisr Roseeg in the Bernina Alps, On each ''i stamp the shield Is in cinnabar red. ' In, iiliiiini ii"' i.V 12 STAMP DEALERS' DIRECTORY COHONATIOKS WKPIR. fACfl M all. different SI onlr- r. B. Dannirn, "-Southway, Carshalton, Surrey, tnlland. GEO. A. PEIFFER HI Stamps, Packets, Rets, Albania, IU. SIS fifteenth Street, Oaklaai Coins coins roa collections eas-lii sat Salt BICMARD WEBB M Sitter St., Saa ftsaatse.. Calif. W A WIT t ft v. a and rotalStt eftln anllwtlnnlL Sand for . premium list of Unltad States coins ust--lns all dates In fold, silver and copper... SHOWING fRICKS PAID; Frtre JSc post. .paid. L. t. 8HEROW.1850 Mth Aenuv OAKLAND, CA14JT,' UH inioa 000.; ; rise com boos ; , When res sen li or mt eft coins, fold, sllrer, ileneadSi plated Of Sental, sold, ote. PRECIOUS METALS CO. ftoom m (Seeend floor) Blake Bldr.. , 1121 fVashlnaten Street. Call afternoeaa-onlr, or year homo r at potntasont. . SEEOROC Beet frloee raid for Coneettont Annr IS Geary Street, Boom SOS, UiUVe 8 AM J B AHCISCO Australian Commonwealth j ISOtk Annlyersary t. V. C......I Melbearae Eihliltlea Bleeks M.. 1 8 On. flltabeth la Cor. Booes if ' 10 Klaf Geo. VI hi Cor. fcobes M 1 Kins and aeen Geo. VI Series, Hi KnM'. Id ttueea Eire., 4d Hoals, M SHeeo. ' d Kookaburra, ad PltP, ) ' Lyre Bird, Itt, S4, Sd. 44 Head (11 ales MINT) tr. ... I apoeWtw l Attttraitan Bok, I -prints, Hate Not. A VarlftUs, s. In-OjiKles Invited, lleue sadli,t.Cro. RONAT.n sr. ivaks. t i'H . SVIiSY, N.S.W, AUi,- . - OisistoDher Columbus Alrmai!! fssuo. and other sets IDS. farv. . Dept. 83, 0 West St, N. i. 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