The Birmingham Reporter from Birmingham, Alabama on October 12, 1929 · 2
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The Birmingham Reporter from Birmingham, Alabama · 2

Birmingham, Alabama
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Saturday, October 12, 1929
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PACE TWO THE BIRMINGHAM REPORTER. SATl'RDAY. OCT. 12, 1929 By J. A. ROGERS LITTLE NEGRO GIRL DANCES WAY TO FAME AND FORTUNE Paris. Little Esther, the dancing wonder, accmpanied by her mother, Mrs. Jones, of Chicago, and her manager, Sidney Garner, has passed through this city on her way to Nice and Mont Carlo to fill engagements there. Little Esther is only ten, but she is said to be the highest paid child artist in the world. She has just left Berlin, where she was playing at the Winter Garden at a salary of $75u a week for six weeks. Her story reads like a fairy tale. Four years ago she was playing in the streets of Chicago, dancing the Charleston just for tun. Her companions were poor iike herself. Now she has jewels and her dresses are being made by some of the best designers. As to offers to appear both on the etage and in the moving picture she is getting more than he could fill in ten years from all over Europe. At ten Little Esther is already wealthy. She scored her first succi ss when just a little over five. There v. us a Charleston contest and she woa first ; prize. A white manager saw her and got her engagements in Xev York, Chicago, Toronto and e'.icr cities. Later he brought her to Europe, ; where she made an instant hit. ! Appearing at the Casino de Paris, j the Moulin Rouge, the Empire and ; other theatres, her audiences went wild about her while the Parisian press gave much space to her: "Vu," leading illustrated weekly, devoted its entire front page to her picture and carried a two-page story about her. Since then she has danced and sung Society News and Activities of Selma, Alabama Mrs. V. A. Robertson. Phone 208 Here and There .Mrs. Anna Turner Williams, of Detroit, Mich., is in the city visiting rela-tivi s and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Griff en mo tored from Nashville to Selma last week to visit relatives. Miss Ruth Chandler left last week in many private homes and theatres ( for Chicago to visit tier uncie. nearly all over Europe as well as for j Mrs. Lizzette Stollenwtrck and Mrs. the King and Queen of Spain, and the ("l ark s P. Stallsworth were joint hos-King and Queen of Sweden. j tesses at a dinner party on September 27 in honor of Mrs. Pearl r ritz, ol Detroit. Mesdames Savannah Fritz and Press Comments Vu" nirt nf lur- "Dressed in a ,, .:,,, ,,., 0 ...,,-. hHi. ; Sadie Smith were included guests. liant little butterfly, the light of the projectors is shining on her. sururise one realizes that her flute- ., ,n;,,h- n in Slli1 was r the audience. She sings at first, her , '"''"' barton. Ala., where she had con-bodv softlv swaving to the accom-! du.-ted a county institute meeting, yan'iment 'of the popular American ! After a pleasant visit in the city .urs. It'll! I riiu nas leiuiueu ij Miss M. F. Garner, a teacher at Ala- With baaia State College, spent several : hours with friends here Thursday. rturning to Montgomery songs that she interprets with a very seductive misture of seriousness and childish mischief. "Truly she is an amusing and delightful little mimic Now she trein-lil, ;is it caught by sudden fear, or else she places her hand on her stomach as if suffering from the most tr:sh::u: pains, then suddenly sue is all laughter again. The song finished Little Esther dances. She dances so llghCy and so freely does her body play above the hips that really it seems that she does not need legs to move about with. Now she dances easilv on one foot while she draws home in IV troit. Miss Z. S. Todd has accepted a position as demonstration supervisor for 'lie Art and Craft Company. Her line of work will cover the entire state of Alalia in i. The 1" 11:011 lienevo! lit Society of St. Paul C. M. K. Church will celebrate its fir.-t anniversary at the church, comer Minier Avenue and Tremont Street at ;i oYlock Novenib r 24. All In m-voleiit societies of the city are cordially invited to take part with them. Mrs. C. E. Frederick, president; Mr. R Montgomery, secretary. Returning from Tuskegee where A. & A. Ash "The Best Place To Shop After AU" 193' Second Ave. Birmingham, Ala Jewelers and Optometrists We Appreciate Your Trade SOUTHERN BUSINESS COLLEGE NOW OPEN SHORTHAND BOOKKEEPING TYPEWRITING BUSINESS ENGLISH and CORRESPONDENCE Day School, Night School and Afternoon Classes Echols and Strong Bldg. 4th Ave. and 15th St. Birmingham, Ala. A busineti education it an inrest-ment, not an expense. - 1 . . . t l. . 1 : .. .1 1 . . ... :i:,e Hitter, auuseu. oe.uzm i.e.. m,.nM the Tuskegee-A. & T. I "R'.t what struck me mom of all r- i game. Miss S. A. Goodman and Mr. garding this tittle black fairy is that j ,jSe Junes, of Birmingham, spent a throughout tile entire performance she I tthile in Selma with friends. Mr. remains the title thi'.d who is only'julu.s was house guest with Dr. and playing for her own amiltsemetit. Later j Mrs. (". S. Taylor and Miss Goodman when I visited her in her dressing was guest with Mr. and Mrs. II. C. room and saw her playing with one 1 i;,.; )n Sunday both were dinner of the dolls that some of her innumer- l -ue.-ts with the Taylors. Leaving for jable admirers have sent her, I asked ; Birmingham Sunday afternoon Miss , her it she ever got bored witn her Kmiua Perkins accompanied Miss Goodman and Mr. Jones and will make act. She looked at me, her black eyes big with surprise, and answered. "Why?" And this is all true. In spite of her successes Little Esther has remained the merry, laughing child she wan on the streets of Chicago. She loves play, all her work is as play, and to make a hit with her, play with her. Siie is full of life and speed and her build is almost perfection itself. Her legs, arms and back are wonder fully strong and muscular fckin is as smooth as silk. her home there with Miss Goodman. Mrs. J. E. Holmes is in the city from Bessemer, Ala., visiting her daughter, ballet girl, or the beautiful women of the chorus, but to applaud a little mite, ten years old, who lias wou fame and wealth within the space of a few-weeks. "We are living in an age of speed but this amazing little child has and her broken every record of uddeu the-She is sotatrical success." gay and winsome that when she walks on the streets she always has an admiring crowd behind her, and when she comes into a restaurant many strangers call to her as she passe. The London Sunday People says of her: "Thousands flock no longer to the Moulin Rogue to see Mistin-guette herself, or the clever American 3 Reasons for the Savings Habit PI One cf cur Savings Depositors told us the other day that he had three reasons for depositing regularly in his Savings Account. They were : 1. Because it provides him with ready money for emergencies and opportunities. 2. Because it brings him 4 compound interest. 3. Because it gives him the habit of Thrift. He said he also had three other reasons for saving his wife and two little children! BIRMINGHAM TRUST tfSAVINGS.COMPANY 20 Street bctstxailaM2fiX)ma Incident In Sweden Increases Popularity In all the countries she visited Little Esther has had the biggest success in Sweden, not because of her talent alone, but because the owner of a restaurant, one liranada Tomtom, who had lived in America, refused to serve her. The Swedish papers made it. hot for Tomtom, while Little Esther, her mother, and her manager, received invitation from some of the highest persons, socially, to visit them in their homes, just to show how strongly they disapproved of Tomtom's conduct. The Blad called the incident "the greatest scandal Stockholm has ever had,' and asked: "Has the owner of a restaurant the right to behave the way lie likes to the customers who visit his place? That was the question asked in Stockholm yesterday. The glass of milk that was refused Little Esther has caused as much indignation as a real crime. "As regards serving colored people I don't think that the reason is that the owner, himself, has a personal aversion to colored people. It is more likely that lie thinks it smart to be American. Or does Tie think, perhaps, that his other guests would object to be served in the same restaurant with a Negro? If he does he shows very bad judgment." The Stockholm Dagblad also made an inquiry at all the leading restaurants and hotels regarding their atti-ude toward receiving colored people, anil it said: "Our Inquiry shows that in all our leading restaurants and hotels Little Esther or any other Negro would be recciv-d with pleasure, except at Branda Tomtom's. Little Esther, especially would be welcomed because of her popularity." Such a shower of ridicule poured in on Tomtom that he was forced to Mrs. Ardalia Pritchett, who has been ill. Kev. W. A. Clark, pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church, with his family moved Irst week to Pensacola. Fla. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cade on Mabry Street was caught in a storm on Friday afternoon and was showered with several beautiful gifts by members of the Entre Nous Club. Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Brown had as their guests Sunday Mrs. Lottie Wal-Urs, Messrs. Jesse Brown, Gregory, Rutledge and McCormick. The party motored from Tuskegee and Montgomery. Mr. Charles Clayton was also a guest with the Browns on Sunday, returning to Montgomery Monday morning. Mrs. Julia Keagiu was called to St. Louis last week owing to the death of a brother. Her little daughter, Olive, accompanied her. Dr. A. G. Kubertson and sons. Petti-ford and Walter, of Birmingham, spent Sunday in Orrville. Ala. En route back to Birmingham they were guests with Mrs. S. J. Boyd on Sylvan Street. Mrs. Alma Lee Wheeler and Miss Lila Lee have returned from Birmingham after a very pleasant visit. Miss Sadie Johnson 1; ft for Orrville, Ala., Sunday where she will teach Hardwick-Taylor A quiet but interesting marriage last week was that of Mr. Theodore Hard wick and Miss Alice Tavlor which took place on Wednesday night, October 2, at the Brown Chapel A. M l. i hurch parsonage, i he pastor, Kev. A. V. Patterson, said the cere mony. Only relatives and a few close friends were pres tit. Both are well known among the younger society set. Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick reside with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hardwick, oil Sylvan Street. Passing of Mr. Cole "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" can be truly applied to Mr. Jack Cole who passed away Friday night, October 4, at his residence on Lawrence Street. He was known to all as "Brother Cole" and brotherly he was to everyon- He had a pleasant, look and a friendly smile always. The deceased was an old resident of Selma. He was a staunch member of the First Baptist Church and had been for jvars. Though aged he was still active and dutiful in church affiliation unless hindered by illness. Funeral services were conducted at the church Sunday afternoon at tine, o'clock. The pastor, Kev. C. T. Hayes, delivered the sermon. Crocheron and Lewis had charge of the body. In Memory In sad but loving memory of our dear wife, mother and aunt, Mrs. Bet-tie Lou Holmes, who died October 14, lies: The light lias gone out from our horn Since you went away, Though far away our memory dear, Is hovering around you still, We missed you then, we miss you now, And oh, forever will. Mi tttr Holmes and Family, In Memory In loving memory of our father, William F. Clark: No work is so full of care that there are not moments left for memories of our devoted father who passed away October S, 1927. Tliou art gone, dear father, Thy face 011 earth 110 more we sec; lint by the grace of God, Hie Father, We will come across to thee. His Children. Clover Leaf Sewing Club Members of the Clover Leaf Sewing UATINAjLgl3ILlLASlHBSS We pride ourselves on the extra long-wearing qualities of our work clothes! We know how stoutly they're built! Men's Heavy OVERALLS $l.oo Triple reinforced II -.a v y 220 ftuidy built. wilh legs fiT extra fullness. stitf-hed. and at all points of weakness. High liaf-k style. Sizes 22 to 42. Men's Union Made OVERALLS $1.39 "Cones Boss Brand." Extra heavy overalls and J u m pe r s. Made of best grade blue denim. High back and triple stitched. Sizes 32-44. Men's Work SHIRTS Heavy quality Hue chambray shirts with dotfhle yoke and arm pits triple stitched, coat style. 14 to 17. 59 Men's Heavy Work Shirts "Sportsman" work shirts, made of extra heavy blue chambray, triple stitched, coat style, all sizes. .Work Shoes Built for service, comfort and to withstand the rough. With full chrome retan leather, waterproof storm welt to heel $2-95 95c Riderville (Ala.) News iiy Miss Corneua Moore Anniston. Ala.. Newt r un. Hurt I" Wmb " The second anniversary of the pastorate of Kev. L. J. Tolbert at Flant-ersville Grove llaptist Church begau Wednesday, October 2, and closed Sunday, October S. Splendid services were enjoyed. Seventy-five dollars and sixty-iive cnts were financial receipts. On Saturday morning Mrs. Tildie Heard passed away and was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery Sunday. A husband, one daughter, three sons aud a host of relatives and friends survive. The public school will op-n here next Monday, October 14, with Principal A. Wilson, of Verbena, and his assistant, Miss Alson, of Maplesville, Ala., in charge. Clanton, Ala. By Miss Vendetta Thompson Hopewell Baptist Church Lev. J. H. Peoples preac hed a wonderful missionary srrmon Sunday uiorninii'. Text. King 24: 4. Subject, 'Drive On." Sulo by Mrs. L. V. Williams. Personals i'rof. and Mrs. L. C. Johnson delightfully entertained Miss Klizaln-ili K. Charles at a surprise birthday party at their beautiful home in Cl.uitou on Friday night, Oct. 4th. The home was decoratrd with cut flowers. Aliuut I'.'i euests were present, (lames were tne feature. A delicious ice course was served. The honor e was the recipient of many beautiful tokens. Mr. and .Mrs. M. D. Coker, of Akron. Ohio, are guests of their parents and oilier relatives here. Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, of l!essem r. All., is visiting her brother, Mr. Leau-der Price, and other relatives here. Mesdames Rose Harbour and Maltie Wilson attended the Mosaic Slate tlrand Lodge in Birmingham. Mrs. Kllen Reese left Monday for Montgomery, Ala. Miss Cleo Coker, of Lnsley, Ala., is guest ot her sister and brother, Mr. Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church A bplendid audience greeted Bishop B G Shaw, of Birmingham, Ala., Sunday at 3 p. -m. ueu he preached a very inspiring sermon. The choir furnished special niutsic. A beautiful solo was sung by Mrs. X. Pratt. Seventeenth Street Baptist Church r r Williams preached a , most wonderful sermon at 11 o'clock, ille will preach a series of sermons l.i,.-.. ,r,th on m-rsonality. Woman's Dav will be observed Sunday, October 13, all day. beginning at 9:30 at bun-day School. J Miss Clara Brantley Succumbs ! Miss Clara Brantley, formerly of Anniston, and who had made her home in Atlanta for 12 years, passed away in that city Sept. 3uth. The body was brought to Anniston, Oct. , where her 'funeral was conducted at the Seventeenth Street Baptist Church of which Is'.ie was a member. Services were held at 8 p. m. by the pastor, ge, Williams. Ballard & Fleming. funeraj directors. Miss Brantly was a lovei, Christian character. Those who spok! of her church and school wu,t w Mrs. Hester Crawford, J. C. Perkins Mrs. R. C Rhodes, V, C. Bryant and a friend, Mrs. Nance, of Atlanta, Ga Miss Brantly was the sister of Mrs T. J. Granberry,. The body was ship! ped Thursday morning to Brierfielfl and Mrs. Woodsmi Coker. Mrs. Lula leJarn tt is ill. j Mrs. Lizzie Waters, of Talladega ! Springs, was the guest of Mr. and ! Mrs. W. A. Williams Sunday night. Mr. Wash DeArman Passes Awaw Funeral services for Mr. Wash De. Armau, who passed away Oct. 5, jj North Carolina, were held at the Fij Congregational Church Oct. 7, he was a member for a number a years. He went to North Carolina for his health and passed away while there. Funeral services were con, ducted by his pastor, Rev. Baptin Fleming & Ballard in charge. Personals Mr. Harry Davenport left last Wei), nesday for New York City. Mrs. C. C. Sykes has returned after being called to the bed side of her sister in Atlanta. Ga. Her sister is much improved. Mr. Millage Morten has returned 1 from a visit to Addemon. Ohio. I Mrs. Ora D. Brooks, one of the put-lie school teachers, spent the week-end i (Continued on Page 3) Club met Friday on Sylvan Street at rlie home of Mrs. Marie Higgins. The afternoon was spent in sewing. The guests were served tuna fish salad on lettuce, sliced tomato s, crackers, punch, ice cream and assorted cakes. Servitors Club Mrs. Nathaniel Crift'en was hosti ss to members of the Servitors Club at their weekly in.eting. An all-day barbecue was planned for Thursday, the 10th, at the residence of Mrs. Kmnia Adams. Mrs. L. C. Masscn-Imrg, a visitor, gave unite an interesting talk. A refreshing i-ourse of cream and cake was served. Brown CdlHzsrdQlf Trim BIsckCalf'YarsityfainTrm UfyclA ' udf tin 11 tiif' Chocolate Calf-BmnldQTrm ail with tke famous fv Cord Soles AJ Q 15t EXTRA BY MAIL IN BIRMINGHAM 192 THIRD AVE. Entre Nous Club Mrs. Angeline Terry was hostess to t lie Knt re Nous Club at her home on Washington Street Friday afternoon. Octoli r 4. It was the week for business so new am unfinished business was discussed. After the meeting the hostess served delicious cream and cake. Just Us Club A number of interesting games fea tured the meeting of the Just l's Club Friday nfgln at the home of Miss Rosa Webb on Mabry Street. The chili guests were Miss Thelma Le-lande, I)rs. Julian B. Allen and Wood- yard. Mr. V. K. Gresrory and Miss Min nie Kilis. After the camps the lios. tess served a tempting plate lunch. HEAT BY RADIATORS Suinmer Time Alwayi On Tap With An ARCOLA In Your Home HEATS WHOLE HOUSE WITH ONE FiKfc A BATH A DAY MAKES YOU FIT EVERY DAY Birmingham Plumbing Co. 410 North 17th Street Masonic Temple Buildiai H. M. STRICKLAND, Proprietor close. He was caricatuted In several of the loading papers, while Little Ksther'H popularity rose higher than ever. When she left a crowd of school-children came to see her off, presenting her flower and inviting her to return to Stockholm. Financial Success Due To Present Manager Mrs. Jones, a modest, quiet little woman, in very proud of her daughter. To her the astonishing euceess of her little girl seems more like a dream, this leap front humble circumstances to wealth and popularity. filie told this writer that it Is Mr. Garner, who is due all the thanks for her present financial standing, and eaid that the white manager who brought her from America treated her very badly. She further charges that he used to pass her off a the maid of her child when she and Little Esther gave performances in private homes. At the home of M. Dreyfus, Paris banker, she said that she was made to wait in the hall, and that when M. Dreyfus, himself, came out and saw her, and after learning who she was, Invited her in and introduced her to his guests and that the white manager colded her and asked if she did not know that that wasn't done back home. Mr. Garner, who comes from New York City, has been in Europe for 15 years and made a splendid record w-ith the American Red Cross with whom he served as an ambulance driver from the first year of the war. Among those with, whom he worked was Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt, and he has several letters of recommendation from the Red Cross doctors and others. He has been in most of the European countries, speaks several languages, and has served as secretary for Johnny Hudgins and others. He says that he finds an increasing de mand for colored acts everywhere he, goes and that managers often ask him to send on to them any live colored set that he meets. This he will T)e very pleased to do, he says. His permanent address is: "Sidney Garner, 17 rue des Acacias, Paris, France, care Pons." Modern Priscilla Club The opening meeting of the Modi in PrisciILi Club was had Frirtav. Oct. 4. with Mrs. Millie Henry at her resi dence oil Lansev Street LVnnWu wire given from the State Federation and various committees. The nresi- dent, Mrs. M. B. Thomas, appointed all committees for the year's work. Af ter business, three minutes w re nl. lotted to each member for a sketch ,f the summer's vacation. The guests enjoyed a service of pineapple re:im and cake during the social hour. The Sanitary Market FOR A GOOD ROAST 2029 2nd Ave., N. 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