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BURTON HONES NEWS
By HAZEI.I. PRATT
C I U ’R C H N E W S
The m è n e r a o f the Burton
H om es C om m unity Church, their
pastor, the R ev. R. L. Johnson,
and a host o f other m in isters a t
tended the appreciation services
o f th e M cLoughlin H eigh ts Com
m u n ity Church, w hich w as held
Sunday, Ju ly 16, at 3:00 P. M. in
b eh alf o f R ev. S. A. P ow ell. The
pastor, Rev. Pow ell, took leave
M onday, Ju ly 17, for the east,
w h ere he w ill be en gaged in a
series of E v a n g elistic services.
School, is ill w ith pneum onia. We song w riting field. He has just had pianist to collaborate on m usic.
hope little Richard a very speedy a son g published by the W right
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A R T S A N D H A N D IC R A F T
Bum," his song is on tfce m usic
Work is progressing in the A rts
This is a chance for sem e P o r t
stan d s now’.
and C rafts cla sses on the Second
land m usician to step up the ladder
Annual "Vankids C irkus.” The life
V acationing at present, Mr. Grey to fam e, and should not be over
size bear, large enough to enclose w ill soon return, and is seek in g a looked.
tw’o boys, has a face and is b egin
ning to acquire a body.
our colored population. There is
plenty of undiscovered talent in this
com m unity; so m ake yourselves
known you boogie beaters, so n g
sters and hoofers. We w an t to see a
lot of people in these public per
form ances. The G reater V ancou
ver R ecreation Com m ission enables
Burton H om es special contribu
each and every one o f us the op
to the parade is a revue of per
portunity to take part in these pub
w ith fam ous entertain ers
lic show s, so lets take advan tage of
and radio. S p orts
men and other celebrities are being
im personated. Papier m ache m ask s
M E E T IN G S
for the personalities are tak in g
Sun day n ig h t at 8:00 P. M. the
W ednesday, July 26, there w ill be shape. A ten ta tiv e list of characters
Rev. G ilbert M atthew delivered a m eetin g of all P roject Supervisors to be represented has been posted,
the serm on. Dr. M. M. Burnes, Jr., from Portland and V ancouver in but is subjected to revision and sup
rep resen tative o f the N ational Vanport C ity R ecreation Center plem entation. Jack Benny and his
B a p tist C onvention of A m erica in No. 1. Thursday, July 27, the m eet troupe, w hich includes our fam ous
th is area, u rges everyone to look ing will be held in Ogden M eadows. Eddie Anderson (R och ester), Bill
forw ard to the N ational B ap tist Som e of the national officers will Robinson, B in g Crosby and sons,
C onvention, w hich convenes Sep be present.
Joe Louis, Lena Horne, and Paul
tem ber 6th to 10th, 1944, a t M em
W hitem an have been chosen, and
Mr. J esse B ates, 226-D Ft.
phis, Tenn. R ev. B urnes w an ts it
costum es have been started.
know n to th ose w ho cannot attend George, urges all Burton H om e
There is an opening for Dr.
in person th a t th ey m ay enroll by youth betw een the a g e s of 16 and
sen d in g in the individual enroll 30 years to attend the first m eetin g George W ashington Carver to be
m ent, w hich is $5.00, or enrolling of the A m erican Y outh for D em oc im personated. All children enrolled
in the church, w hich is $10.00, racy, F riday evening, Ju ly 21. at who have not as y et m ade their
their d istrict A ssociation for $25, 8:00 o’clock in the F ir st C on grega choice are urged to sign up.
or the S ta ff Convention for $50. tional Church at 14th and Main, for
The high point of in terest in the
F or further inform ation w rite M. the purpose o f organ izin g a chap
in g classes cam e w ith the in tro
M. B urnes. Jr., 238-E F t. George ter of the A. Y. D., the first of its
of k n ittin g needles and cro
kind in the Vancouver area.
chet hooks. Ju anita Robinson has
already knitted a purse, and any
The second g ig a n tic m ass m eet
num ber of girls have them well
SPO RTS NEW S
in g of the Vancouver- local of the
The Burton H om e A. C.’s lost to started. A m elia Lanier has com
N a tio n a l A ssociation for the A d Alcoa, 17 to 18, in the league gam e pleted a knitted hat. The girls are
van cem en t o f Colored P eople w as on M onday, Ju ly 17th. The A. C.’s also braiding crepe paper raffia
held a t the M cLoughlin H eigh ts defeated Mill P lain 21 to 13 at Mill purses.
M ill P lain R ecreation Building Plain on Ju ly 19th.
The boys have discovered that
M ain Auditorium , Tuesday, July
is an art th at quickly
25, 1914, at 8:00 P. M. To you who
are not m em bers, w e esp ecially
are crow ding
in vite you, that you m ay learn of the Burton H om es A. C.’s that they
the wonderful w ork this grea t or will sponsor a tw iligh t dance in the out the form er favorites, plaster
gan ization is doing for YOU. Guest Gym on Saturday, July 29, from 7 carving and clay m odeling. Jam es
sp eak ers were the Hon. W m. H. o’clock until 1 l o ’elock. Mr. W alter M adison and M oses B arnett have
Jones, M ark A. Sm ith, Ralph F. Polluck, head of P roject Services for both m ade plaques that are a credit
F au lk and others, including A n the V ancouver area and other not only to th em selves but to the
notables will be present.
g elo Herndon.
R E C R EA TIO N N E W S
“Jack Ju st A nybody” is the
Are you a stranger in Burton
nam e of the current play being re H om es? Then join our Y oung Ma-
hearsed by the Burton H om es Dra tran s S o ciety Club! There w ill be
m a tics class w hich assem b les in plenty o f fun a t our Open H ouse to
the club room o f the recreation be held in the Club Room of the
center every M onday thru F riday R ecreation Center on A u gu st 3rd,
a t 9:15 a.m. until 10:00. Mrs. B ar Thursday at 6:30 P. M. Mrs. Isadore
bara H icks, fam ous radio actress, W elch, President; Mrs. Lorene A n
is the D ram atics teacher. P atch es, , derson, Secretary, and Mrs. M attie
the patchw ork girl of Oz, is played W right, Treasurer.
by a little race girl Juanita R obin
son. T his play w ill be presented a t
BOXING N E W S
B urton H om es on A u gu st 28, at
B E N SO N TERRY, who has been
8:00 P. M.
training a t the Burton H om es Gym,
started boxing in 1937 at the N inth
We are proud of the large race s tr e e t B oy’s Club in Cincinnati, O.
enrollm ent, children and ad ults in jje w as then a w elterw eigh t, w eig h
the piano class a t Burton H om es, in g 147 pounds. Terry, ".till an a m a
on W ednesdays and F ridays. The teur, w en t to Cleveland, then to the
girls and boys are very cooperative “W indy C ity.” Som e o f his oppo
due to the fa c t th a t only one piano nents whom he defeated in his rise
is available for use. Mrs. N ell Moe, to a professional w ere W illie Gaines,
capable and p atien t instructor, has H ubert W infield and Charley P er
su b stitu ted cardboard keys for the kins, all noted fighters. W hile in the
beginners in her classes, and as the service B enson Terry w as under Ai
pupils becom e m ore advanced they W iley, who trained R ay Robinson,
practice on the regular piano.
Buddy Moore and C haulky W right
Look! Look! A variety show w ill
be presented a t Furt.on H om es F ri
day n igh t a t 8:00 P. M. under the
direction of Mr. Fred O. Bow m an,
supervisor of B urton H om es R ec
reation Center, and Mrs. Josephine
H asbrooke, m usical director for
the G reater V ancouver R ecreation
C om m ission. Come and see the fa
m ous ju g g lin g act, the gu itarist,
com edy a cts, b allet dancers, s in g
ers, a dram atic sk it and also a num
ber by the R hythm Band. M any race
children w ill be represented on th is
program . M argaret R outt, talented
colored dancer, w ill giv e a ta p num
ber and A m elia Lanier, gifted pian
ist, w ill also render a number. We
don’t w an t to m iss the w ell known
“M cGinty" a ct perform ed by Jack
B rid ges and Jack Edgar.
N e w ta len t is being discovered a t
B u rton H om es each day. Edward
Scriven, 248-C, F t. G eorge, w ho is
a dancer, is as lig h t on his feet as
a feath er, also sh ow s a precise co
ordination o f rhythm in both feet
in h is dancing. W e hope to see Mr.
S criven in a sh o w soon.
N ow Benson is thinking of head
ing east to B oston. He w ill fig h t
under Doc A very, fam ous fig h t pro
m oter and m anager. Benson is now
fig h tin g in the m iddlew eight class
and is sh ow in g grea t progress. Look
for our featured boxer in your next
w eek ’s issue.
L IST E N to 13-year-old A m elia
Lanier over radio station K VAN
every Sunday afternoon a t 2:45
P . M. M iss Lanier i s ' a talented
pianist w ith m ore than her share
o f personality w h ich m akes us all
very proud of her. M iss Lanier re
sides at 250-G Ft. George.
Our Burton H om es D ram atics
teacher Mrs. Barbara H icks is the
"Silver Lady” presented over K VAN
every F riday a t 1:45 P. M. The m ost
versatile and interested pupils in
the dram atics class a t Burton
H om es w ill be chosen to appear
over the air w ith Mrs. H icks in the
Richard Sevier, 581-B H athaw ay,
W e w a n t m ore ta len t to represent pupil of the Burton H om es N ursery
Mrs. M aratha C rockett is the in- j
dustrious and inspiring instructor
of the A rts and C rafts classes here |
at the center. C lasses are from 10:00 i
to 4:30 on M ondays through Fri-1
U. S. 0. NEWS
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THE ACME CLUB
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Sammy's S h in e Shop
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July 27, Thursday. USO m eeting.
July 28, Friday. Game night.
July 29, Saturday. E n tertainm ent
com m ittee.
July 30, Sunday. Picnic 8:30 p.m.
July 31, M onday. R ecreational
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Known to their public as “B illy and
F lick .” P ractically born on the
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stop show s a t every perform ance.
U pon com pletion o f six w eeks a t the
Dream land in A laska, headlining
the bill in a S e a ttle club for six
more, they will open here Monday,
in the All-Colored revue, "Rockin’ in
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Cute as a b u g’s ear, these girls
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