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I 'Vvr lV 28, 1939 1 I the name of a new sepia flick A vtw in rehearsal soon to be Jt, made.bf National Pic, Corp. s.m. iienetta Tears Wilcox, former Wiley College now wife of Jimmie Luncelord', pianin charming southern beauty it making her first has studied at Julliard and. tried her hand at teaching in her hometown in' Austin, Texas Others in the piece are Cora Green; Alex Lovejoy and Mercedes Gilbert, etc The lovely eyeiul of brownskin Uweli nc Emd Raphael recent importation from Paris, but a native Harlmite ii back to ihildhood at roller jkatinn for txercite at Rockland rmk The banquet given Lord: Churchill in honor of Ethel Watery star of "Mamba'a was a Villtr diller the cast of her show and other notables shared the unique nos Polity at the Lido Saturday Ji' jack Carter, the mutie tan, not the actor is half of the billing along with Bill Robinson starring at the palace, Cleveland th. (20) FLASH: Harlem its worst fire disaster in yeara Thursday daybreak when flimn praeticall, deMroyet! the 1500.000 St Martin's P.

aurch. IZ2nd StffM nJ 7 i i. noz nunareas oi Ireeiiov wiuit, ina ine encased In frozen ke irZ brownston atructure was completely fic'rlVo1 tic re routed for hours. Ten. WsC MtftzHk 1 STAKD ACCUSED" uruji ELI 11 'cvxxnai jtActi.

"AaHISlUASaiCL" wtm LTXWB CkXILM au waawTTt anLM MicDONALD EDDY tneron inm AKIM TAF.IE0FF of the Nation, WORLD'S FAIE VISIJOSS. Please read my', adv. elsewhere in tbii Newspaper1 be glad to serve you in making rangemeots for your yisrt tne World's Fair this ammtr.1 Please don't wait until the last minute but bgn. tO' prepare" now. Voni cruising reporter' will be glad to give complete' information.

Arrange a party from "your "city, and come in croups, it will be much ntore' enjoyable, cheaper in I give vou better satisfaction. Opens April 30th. PIONEERS OF hXW YOIE WIGHT LIFE bpeakiiiK of clubs of yes ter year the term used in a description of these places: was from th basement beer salon and restaurant of the German type. The Negro touch soon added a galaxy of entertainment that became a fixture md necessity. This form, of entertainment soon superceded with a French cadence known the cabaret, a wine tavern or caft where vaudeville is given daring meals, as on the dining room lloor All these led up to the present day night dub.

The following ar: some who grew into prominence during the latter part cf.ihc Gay Jack NauY 6th Ave. and 28th street, bar and cafe 1899 190Kt famed landmark of notables an I celebrated sportsmen of both race Ike mes, 6 Minnttta Lane. ivi oar Moore, Uouglass Club, 120 West 28th St. knowa as the "Greasy Front" (ltyS lU0 one of the first and uiess me entertainers wcu Aiaa. uver ton Walker, Wat Mot sty and Diamond Flossie.

Will Ford, 4Uth street and 8th avenue, (iyO0 Oo) entertainment was a gaudy bargain by Theo. Pankey, Fannie Wise, Line Shannon John.on and Davis, luf West oJnd stret (1906 10) later moved to Harlem Bill Sinele ton, 106 West 2th street, Walter Herbert, 337 Wot 3ta stresx. on crated bar and rathskeller I1VU0 Joe Walcott. a successful orua fighter conducted a resort at 11 West 31st street, on the ureseiii lilt of Gimbel Department Store. it was regarded as one of the bel ter placet in' the old nftht club tra dition (Mo OV).

'It MarhaU West rd street, one of tne memorable and fastidious 1903 U) of the era of the norge when hordes of the newly rich nad heard that good injt was a mark of civiluca living and they interpreted good ttiJ.e in (arms of bulk and packed awiy enormous feeds washed down Vttn amazing qua nines of. champagne and fine iiouors. It was favorite rendezvous of Williams and stace stars. Jack lot Gans and the It attracted cleverest, and be jewelled' deaf mondaines that reflected great notoriety and publicity, such at Eva Tanguay, Amu vHeld and Lillian Kusieu oans another prizefighter promoted "Little Egypt'' at 11 West 33rd street, near the present site of, Penn. Station.

litre Browsi. iI7 West 4it itreet, "one pf 'the better, known entreirneurs gaind great popularity, lie migrated to Harlem and held an envied reputation until bis death. (1903 25) Edmum! Johnson, 147 West 28tb sUeet, Refused to the last ditch to surrender the adversity of 1 bit later years' (1906 10) moved to Harlem, street and 5th avenue, where be was better knowa as Edmund hit night 'spot was the starting point of Ethel Water in the early 19r. BAKRON WILkEN S. 265 West 35th street; 'declared a' perfect noit and executive, especially so during the yap and yammer aa na not occurred before since the night life boon.

(190O 2S). 'I moved to riem, 134th street and 7th avenue, and was Harlem's most powerful and illustrious figure until his death, from a oaaio's bullet He was conceded to have instigated the Nordic desire for a musetnent lilack. entra.n?rs got there start to fame at Barron's include: Aid Jinckto" Smith. Cora Green, Buddie Gilmore, Helta Taylor, Mattic Hite, Scrappy Jones, Mable Richardson, Mary Stafford. Jarzbo.

Frankie Jackson and other heat wave mercnanu supreme, William (Kid) Banks' 206 WcU 37th street, ennJite political tm pressiaro who is creiited with the renins of. bnnnnr about tne coi ortd brother's, realization of the valoa of his ronsritutionU right to the ballot box. 191I0). migrated to Harlem 'and succeeded in Negro's fondness for Southern fried chicken. At pres ent he is retired aad lives at 102 West 432nd tret.

Tom Dim. J20 West J7h ateret, bar and cafe was an ideal acrttnx for the 1 ua ad combustioa cf clad humans Of all nations and races who sUwarS readf si a radio for large evening 191(K 19). Young, alibo aa el fective velvet glove of the downtown in 191 The presented Hariesx with a great blessing Young Casino, LUtii street ara Madison avenue the first color ed dance hall wai tied also as a prize fight arena. A great deal of sney changed hands there and old GCb enjoyed mock asitk nd boo: Ttu tnloraaatioa was rt'ttr l.by rersctal intern, tia aei, lO w'tti (Hf. PTccd Ihfl out need of 'rtsortinsr to press' agent ruperlatiyn in 'describing and.

current production the Aka sverttmenplayers. have a esttitiek'smash 'hit'i oa their hands in Hall Jofmson'i great Nerfro jieal drtma; Run Litth) ChilliiO. at last, play, brings from the sodtenot' a. response (hat is remiqdiat of the heyday of the theatre' in San FVaneisc 'Without a 'jeUsaedtih' vote tie cri tics of1 ie Saa, Franctsco and Oakland dailies: east, as in an proval of. the play, acting, the musk, choral work lighting, direction, and author.

Their setm to coincide with those of the theatre, jrpert themselves. Nightly, the finar curtain is being given a workout such as has never bad in re iponM to band and, shouted applause. The length of the run is undetermined as yet Charles P. Teevtn. district supervisor of Federal Theatre, declares that be' will retain "Run.

Little Chillun" as long as the demand to see it exists. Every mail brings re lervationt from out' of the city and every day sees a queue at the box office. i "Run Little Chillun" has the larg est cast actors, dancers and singers ever to occupy the Alcazar stage. a i I it is preseniea won me comoinco ulent of the Federal Theatre and the Federal Music Projects of San Francisco and 'Oakland. Every member of the tast is a It; was directed by Hall.

Johnson, the author. Jester Hau who directed the original New York Production, and as as sociate director, Gordon Langc. brilliant young drama supervisor recently added to the San' Francisco Federal Theatre staff. i.V ATha Street Apollo Theatre offers as its stellar attraction for one big "week beginning Fri day, January 27lh, the swing music of Count. Basic and His Band with Jimmie, Rushing blues swinging vocalist, and Helen Humes, Basic made his last theatrical appearance' at Broadway's Para mount Theatre where he broke all reeordsv vThe leiuie smitatiinladrav iamauot the outstanding stars on, the itagi Cpiif amongst the revue cast is Sniiles and SittUes, popular ballroom dancing team: Three Sharps and, A Flat, instrumental musical trio that, has won lame on the radio as well as the musi cal stage; Connie Scott, recent winner of "Amateur Night in Harlem" broadcast: '''Tilneat' and Baskette.

ate comedians: sixteen beautiful dancing girls. inc iaiwng picture reaigre next week will be "Koad Demons' feat urW" Bill 'Boianalea' Kobinsoa and Arnetta. Tne of the weeklv AooI lo Jitfettue Conteiu will 'be held on Mossiay to 9 JO. lu lots of fun for, jitterbugs, as well as son jiUerbugs. Wednesdays.

always bring "Ama teur. Night tat Harlem'' broadcast direct from the. stage, of the. Apollo 1 ncatre batoraays bnng the Mid Hgnt jamporee. with added acta and celebrities' (rom stage, screen and ratjio.

'ta C3TC3 H. Loiuen. voice specialist with a studio as 1 31 West UOtk street, wiU present ten of her artist pupils in i recital at St. Martin's P. Church Friday evening.

February J. The perfonners include: Dr. May EQiwvMaynard San dridge, Incx 1 Carter, Nell Taylor, Frederick Wilkersem. Ruth Hunter. Claudia Brown, Alfred Harrison.

Edna Taylor Hunter and Rita Maimctte. Ernest Benisch, Europran linguist and coach connetted wKh the studio, will accompany and also render several Emanuel popular Boston tenor, was presenstd in recitals at the First Baptist Church, Corona. and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. 307 West 141st street.

January 19 and 20: and at the Harlem Y. M. A. Utile Theatre. 180 West 135th street.

Sunday afternoon, and Memorial Baptist Church, 89 West LUth stmt, Sunday evening. Ha was assisted by Walter S. Roberts, eunrvor raniit compamM of the New England Con servatory of Music bly. be. secured by your cra'i'ng rnoorUt KFXT WFFL'i Prohibitiaa So long, 7 rsr'rrr Tart fetr fkav'a.

Ltlst CTcd axi rji Avesree Ereey czt IZztZn at AH tewta Ce Te CJt oc Xaersg. SOLOIST VIT11 at torn KELEW BTJXSJs, tweet aiBgiag' vecaliit tritk Oonnt Baala'a Band who appear at tke faowu 12Sth Street) Apollo Theatre for one week beginning Friday." James Soaking la taatnrsd vocalist wita the Baatt OrgaalaatloiL Three harps and lBstrumentai Boslcal QnarUI la.alao fMtared the maa. 7 i PAGE? isfcVEN toTWELVB r. I 1 wWjawaaaSjasJ in 7 HA eo Capitol RIG tO ACTORS GUILD. Thii worthy organization, of which Bill Robinson is honorary president, composed of all the leading actors, performers, band leader, song writers and niusu ians as well as others connected with the profession.

Noble bnst, veteran band leader and showman is the active president The i Guild stagtl one of the greatest benefits of the race on IWmbr II i which time scores of white celebrities appeared and numerous luminaries of Doth races give tplendid cooperation. THIS Attn THAT Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford Ork are now booked for the R. K. 0. vaudeville Theatre the former at the Para iivimi.

A'ewark, J. week of 20th jiiii.uic i wn a dance lour Earl (Father Hines) f. of the Windy Uty is back in Harlem to see hts rtter bug gang, at tht Apollo this week Hinei will take in the Atlantic Sra board before re turning to Floyd Snalaoa' Homer Tutt Whitney, noted' actor of Green Pasture is confined at Harlem Hospital, tnder care of Bill Robinson The great singer Marian Anderson paid income tax on 300,00 smackers last year 1 am told, and the way things go this season, the Revenue Collector wil: get mors for '39 Gilbert, the actress is in all praises of her trip to' Houston, Texas, where ih received the ravird for achievement Glad to know some bod reads my column Thanks to Cary B. Lewis, scribe of 1'oro Colleg, for compliments Gary bmig notice that Dan Burley and Julius Adams, now local newsman ar from Windy City arid advises that most things come from of, the west. BIG HEAD Nope! I still wear size even and quarter But crtainlv like to get a letter like thi: Uvi Oak Horida.

iJrTTMr. iteTfr certainty like to read your. column That is tht tint thing 1 look for when I pick lO the' paper, and 1 have heard several of my friends ay the saint It is really interesting about our famous band leaders, their origin, our song and women singers, etc. A'ow Air. Snf bon, I am a young lady 18, trying to iny career, which is tinging can.

you suggest a place in. New Vok where 1 might cuke start Margaret E. D. I'll do oiy best little girl to give you some advice Thanks for your kind letter. "DARK MANHATTAN X.

Ccircssnari HifcteD Barring Of FrbVdr The refusal the DaughterV of the American to allow Miss Marian Anderson, a famed colored:) song bird to sing ar Sonststut.jn Hall because of her color drew 'fire from Congress ntaa Arthur W. Mitchell; (D, inois) here today. Mr, Mitchell orew a' parallel' between the IX A. R. action and the treatment of Jwt in Germany1 hr Nazis.

He declared that ii Hitler knew of it, he wouldn't be fur prised the 'D. got a Scccd SbddWfa Concert The Muic Education Trir'ii nl nounces that the second concert of its Standard Winners Concert serief wilf. take plaoe on Sundaj afternoon. Jan uary ytn, at i clock in the Stein way music uton. Thii wrmot has been undertaken became of the success of the first concert "whirk was held en November ik.

young prrformera presented their pro gram onorc a nquse sold out long in advance. The program w.ll be given bv stu EAt.r, dMatrieal faOi tOBMtalag rave uUl T4ir Vrui. ty Ct'ii Ufd COUIIT BAS1E Rrcicsls 1 interpret this action as be ing the strongest evidence that the D.A. is of the same suina as the Nsiis in their treatment of the Jews in Germany" Mr. Mitchell said.

"I wouldn't be 'sufprfsed if Hit ler'linew of, tht D. AV would get a melSal from' him." further poiotde out that Miss Marian Andersoa, bad, sung before the' crowned head of Europe, bot they 'didn't happen" 'to tie. in' "Miis Anderson has sung in Carnegie Hall in New York Cty," Mr. Mitchell said, Uiss Anderson can sing in Carnegie Hall Wew York 'City why shouldn't she' be able to sing in our Na tiiii9ir' violiniiti anddne vo calist, au ot wnom, who one exception are' either, gold medal winners or blvt rficnea inc iuncidirs yu yrif.CH I in utc jCKUC eauvimvuia. TVa i t'uty a vrvtmav tuanicl wh(V ir a.

aay jvm white miiiine the interborongh stand ard bv a imail Traction ot a per cent, tit to amear because she; raised, her original rating more than any other student tegisterea last season's auditions. The pianists appearing in the pro CrCZnt Ercd way i WAZZOTtX eawtw Vara Us7 are tU trie wwa Vir" sum A SmIm T4 Ttia i VA tfyiMMVl llAVwV Fight Oa "Bhso" Billy King, one time producer of musical comedies bearing his name and a veteran comedian, has "written an open letter to License Commissioner Paul "Moss endorsing bis fight to end "'Bingo" and other si games in the movie houses of the city. In his letter to the Cormnissioner Mc. King said he ureed with the Commissioner that all tames of chance were illegal and that tlie difference between tlie theatres and churches which comluct bingo games and the so called "number racket" is only one of degree "the rate of The admission price is the theatre goers stake to gamble with whereas the "policy" player may invest whatever he wishes or can afford in his policy slips. Said Mr.

King: "Bingo keeps, the neighborhood theatres packed with WP'A workers and relief people who believe that some day luck will get them the big prize of from $150 to $200 or more, when actually only a few dollars are passed out. "When the gambling evil is wiped out of the movie theatres and the picture program shows only one big feature instead of two, managers will find it necessary to put in smalt stock companies or vaudeville. Then real actors, wheth er employed or unemployed will no longer need federal assistance. We re coming to it eventually, why not now in the crisis?" '8. CBS To Broadcast Me EEjlon's N.

A. A. P. PSulj a eaaawasswaasst Ten stations of the Columbia Broadcasting System will carry the music of Duke Ellington and guest radio artists from the 30th birthday party of the N. A.

A. P. to be held in the 369th Regi ment Armory here the night of February 11. Officals of the Columbia Syitem generously consented ni wee carry a nau nour ot the famous Ellington music from 11:30 to midnight. There will be no speeches, the program being confined to the orchestra music and the solo numbers of Special guests.

QTJXLD BSKim KBTt According to The Nearo Actor, of tkial organ of the Negro Actors Guild of America, the first annual benefit of the organization at the 46th Street Theatre on December 11 netted the organization $6,076.03. The total receipts from the benefit amounted to $9,419.50 and the total exoensn were However, there is still to collected $1,164 for advertising, which makes the cash actually in hand $4,912.03. Complete reports of the benefit will be made at the annual meefiher of fhe organization which will be held at. the Grand Street Boys' Club Sunday, afternoon, February 5th. XOTICB Mrs, BEBTHA F1TZHCGH BAKER and bet group RADIO aad CONt CRBT ARTISTS are being pre.ot by WASHINGTON HEIGHTS HOV6EWIVE8 LEAGUE, LOCAL No.

1, oa TUESDAY. EVENING. JANUARY 31, im. at 8.30 'clock at tbs Y.W.CA. Audisorium, 144 West 138th street, Mr.

Baker i oie of the 6 nest artists ia the city aad her programs ra Tinra mun mm enieriajiuiig, The gdmlasioa ia 23 eente. gram are Eleanor Z. Gallison Evelyn Grannii, Gladys Angelus and Edith Rosen. The violinists are Jerry, Po dotsky and Harold Dubinsky. The single vocalist on the program is Ethel Corcoran.

The teachers who have combined under the Leagues auspices to present their students art Mrs. Gutella Angelus, Leo I. r. Bar tinique, Edwin Freundlich and Albert Polnarioff. Scccccs audi othera are glvteg yew.aevra are featared the ttM atadeeg Atmm ttWW aJM tZzZZjJX ci staUxsg ixaaaa," auartag to In The Reahn OfMusic Af fiHated With Ledge of Tlie Monarch Symphonic Band, IJmjL Freit Sirarnon.

conductor. ia amfn.tha nfficiai hamt of Monarch Lodge, 45. O. EL after a years severance ot reiauons. This action followed an invitational visit the resular meetfiiE of the band on January 15 by the.

new exalted ruler. James Turner, and a special committee, who were aiven a cordial welcome by the band members. and the approval of a satisfactory inmnvnl hrtwn the hand' and lodge as to terms of reinstatement of the members of the band as members of the lodge. This agreement was formally tau kir itv inHw at it recular meet ing on Monday evening, January 23, when members of. the wctge gave a rousing welcome reception to Se? The band had served the lodge from 10.17 when a lack of coooera tion on part of the lodge, officials led to their withdrawal.

The lay members demanded the band's return, but certain officials based objections on th Jiu, nreseribed certain ace limits. Grand Exalted Ruler Wilson was appealed to, and lie banded down ArAitnn linunatinT the aie limit with regard to members of the band in view of their long ana jaiuitui service to the' lodge. Tk annual flection of officers. De cember last, brought a change, in the officiate, and one of the first official acts of the new exalted ruler, James Turner, was to take steps for tne re turn of the band. Monarch Band has had a long ana colorful career.

It was organised the World War as the band of the 15th Regmenu Home, Guard, with Lieut Simpson as serving until '21. Poring this service the band was called on to serve the umcers Training Camp of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, at lamp WhiHnm tvt wai rhmen as the reci mental band of the Provisional Reg iment, 27th Division, under Mai. Gen. John, F. O'Ryan.

in Neyr York City. This regiment comprised the companies ot au ne vnwo Minnal l.ttarA frtinvnli located ill Greater New YoraTThe band of the btil organization in the service. The. band is the only one in the vMtr Katumat r.turd to take part in a regimental review at tlie U. Academy at wesi PninL aa omnanvinc the Provisional RrmWnt.

under Gen. Of Ryan. When the 369th Regiment, under CoL Hay ward, returned from France, it was welcomed by the, 15Ui zugtmcm. Ham Guard, led bv the band un der charge of Lieut Simpson. la 1921, juit prior to the.

wew xorx vtir.n r.narH heimr federalized, the band affiliated in. a body with Mon arch Lodge, becoming the Monarcn RamL Dorms? the sixteen years to '1937, Monarch's musicians became know the lengtn ana oreaoM of the land as Elkdom's Champ Band. Under Lieut Simpson, the band was a consistent winner of first prize in nearly all the band contests held by the organization during its an a a a fa, nnal grana looge sessions, so given recognition by cfty officiafs under Mayor jotm r. nyian ana KSZT "WBBX QXXT lJnr. 7BIDAT.

JAJTUABT Trtk LZ09AXO EABPEX, la aawocUUea wtU 7QOCT ABDT XAZQT aad 0. J0HNI0W, fvaaeati a geval renva, wit (D.y BASHED 3 GDAnPO Ptaatcal PIGriCAT" COS SCOn DUXCa; Q3LS. C3 lichen fa lUdnif bt Show Sitordi B5. rza. art EEcs After ScFti Mayor James j'.

Walker. For a number, of years, tlie band hat contributed to the. cultural de velopment of the people, of New York by playing a series ot tree Sunday afternoon concerts in Manhattaa xA BMnLlvii inrinir the ronrtrt tea. son September to May Manhat. tan at the Girls' Junior High scnooi, 135th street and Edgecombe, avenue, and in Brooklyn at the Alexander Hamilton High School fce rt By LUCIEN H.

WHITS A goodly number of relatives 'and friends faced the cold wind last Sun day afternoon to attend a concert by the pupils of the Central Manhattan Music Center for Children, which was presented by the advsory at the Girls' Junior High School auditorium, 135th itreet and EdgecoaU avenue. The young folks gave a good account of themselves in their yarioai efforts, mostly adventures noon tin piano, both singly, in duet, and one six hands on two pianos. One youngs, ster, Hugh Ompbell, displayed talent in a violin rendition of BacgVCon certo in Minor, accompanied, on another violin by Louis Chakofsk his teacher. Another; interesting reiw dition was the pUying'of Schubeit's. Moment Musicale by a trio, Martha Beasly, Gwendolyn Senior and MM Bromfkld.

Aubrey Brooks, percussion teller, presented a Rhythm Band made up of pupils from Class 5B 3, cxteii' sion work at Public School 89, witii a chorus from Class 6A 3, same school. The chorus sang "Kentucky. Babe" bv GeibeL and "Sweet Barnby, with accompaniment by band. The 'school orchestra, 'directed by Santiago played rt nnanin aand closing hgood effect A axirla glee club. directed by Mrf.

mma uej von Leonard, was programmed, out miis ed by this reviewer. The finale from 'Gilbert Sullivan's comic "Pinafore," was given a lively interpretation by a group of boys and girls tmder.the capable direction of Miis Muriel Campbell. with Miss Roberta Beas ey commentator, and Arthur King at the piano. The work has Miss Charity as supervisor, and among the piano instructors are Edwin Coates rnd'' Miss Helen Hagan. Tbe mtrserv; roup and Gnderella project are dV retted bv Miss with Miss Rita: Sears In charge of tlie pre initrnrnent roup.

i KUKO KOT1 The ValUd Aaxillariea of BeadaU Memorial Presbyttriaa Cbareb. 61 West 137th street will preswak Watler D. Bmita, la recital Friday evag, Tabracry 3. Mr. emltk has appeared sit tke Brooklyn Academy, of Maave, Towa Hall, Steiawa Hall nd Car aerie Chamber of Masie aad a any aoutbera, toura.

3J jajl BTjganro HtLCT BUBZS Tsant PLAT Jtavtrty k' "ROAD DEGT Wed. Aciteur Niiht Drcricixt Acd nii BAisD. iw 1 I 'r.

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