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By TED YATES
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A Reporter At Large . . .
The Llndy Hoppers are still much In evidence at Harlem’s Savoy
liallroom where Buddy Johnson and his Orchestra "give out" with
rhythm . . . Gladys Bentley at Tondelayo’s after a triumphant Holly
wood stand giving New Yorkers a repeat performance reminiscent of
The Clamhouse, Queens Terrace days . . . Daisle Y. Anderson's
Beauty Box. the latest In milady's
make-up and prlrnff-up mart, in
formal opening . . . At Harlem's
swank Hotel Theresa we find the
crowd gathered about the bar. John
D. Thomas, whom we all remem
ber as the proprietor of Gray Shop
No. 2. wearing that welcome smile
. . . Eavesdroppers heard talk of
"Anna Lucasta,” "Carmen Jones,”
the recent Chalky Wrlght-Willie
Pep fisticuffs, and Pearl Primus
and her troupe of dancers at the
„ ,, . .
Belasco Theatre . . . that's Harlem
B u ddy Johnson j or y 0U»
John D. Thom as
T h e y have s machine now th a t wraps 150 bars of soap a minute,
but it ’s strictly for Gl Joe . . . W a r spending goes up despite cutbacks.
T h a t should indicate tha t w a r production is going down. The federal
government put out $288.8 million daily in August. T h a t was 2.1 per
cent more than July. The total cost since June, 1940, is $215 billion
. . . and federal statisticians, who ought to know about such things,
predict tha t total payments to w age earners in m anufacturing under
full-tim e peace employment w ill be
Z2 percent less than the current
total of $32 billion . . . The folks
in W ashington last week, inciden
tally, got an eyeful ar.d an earful
of Nora Blunt and M ilton Buggs—
— the romantic singers w ith Luis
Russell’s great band . . . Another
ringer, Billy Kenny, of the Ink
Spcts, sends out from one to two
thousand autograph pics of him-
self a month. Such popularity must
B illy K en n y
Nortf B lunt
Willie Mae Reed, who halls
from Miami, Florid*, is the topic of our success story of the month.
Miss Reed’s recently opened beauty shop that is located in the Har
lem Building at 206 West 135th Street, offers the usual treatment for
milady—Anger wave, marceling and croquinole. We're not up much
on this sort of thing, you know, but Miss Reed, whose hobby, is horse
back riding (she also likes movies, plays and to read a novel now
and then—and don’t we all?), insisted that we drop in. and we did.
We found ourselves most welcome—though we are of the male gen-
•der. Most of her training was taken
up at the Sunight Beauty School
in Miami, Miss Reed said. Belle
Williams (Miami); Hattie Coleman
(N. Y.); and Katie Robinson, of
Englewood. N. J.. are the other
operators.' While we didn’t ask any
one— what interested us most was
the fact that once in our life we
came across a beauty salon that
didn't smell from here to there
with that "halr-frylng" odor . . .
Ceceilia Smith was in town from
Cleveland. Ohio, looking for a part R alph C ooper
C rceilia S m ith
for her Cleveland Starlets in the
forthcoming production of Lew Leslie’s "Blackbirds” . . The PORT-
LAND INQUIRER, and the CLEVELAND GAZETTE have been.added
to the long list of newspapers syndicating our stufT . . . Lena Horne
and Artie Shaw have collaborated on a swlngy-thingy (Victor) “Don’t
Take Your Love From Me.” backed by Shaw's ensemble in an instru
mental of “It Had To Be You” . . . Ralph Cooper is the bert of the
Apollo Theatre em cees, bar none, when it comes to staging that
(WMCA) Wednesday nite amateur show . . . and, don’t look now but,
the Hurricane has been erased by the Cafe Zanzibar.
MEET TWO SUITER-COLOSSAL HEADLINERS
Two of the four Awards of Ex
cellence made to Washington area
employes of the Department of the
Interior Wednesday, November 29,
j by Secretary Harold L. fckes for
inventions or suggestions for im
proving the department’s home-
front service were won by Negroes.
The Negroes were:
Alfred L. Pace, head messenger
of the Division of Information, 1
whose legal residence is Albany, j
Ga., and William G. Brown, Wash
ington, a messenger in the Geologi
Along with 47 other Washington
employes of the interior Depart
ment, who won lesser honors, Mr.
Pace and Mr. Brown and their fam
ilies were guests of honor at cere
monies held in the department au
ditorium and addressed personally
by Secretary Ickes. This gathering
was one of five simultaneous coast-
to coast meetings to make awards
to 121 Interior employes through- )
out the country for suggestions
that have resulted in saving the
Government millions of dollars an
nually. The other meetings were
held at Pittsburgh, Pa.; Denver,
Colo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and
\ Portland, Ore.
Mr. Pace won a $100 cash award
and a $60-a-year salary increase
for devising a new kind of sig
nature tab indicating the place for
! signatures on official documents
and correspondence. His idea will
have hundreds of dollars and hun- 1
dreds of pounds of paper annually,
not only during the war but in en- 1
suing years. In addition to the esti- !
mated savings, Mr. Pace’s tab has
special advantages over that now
in use, in that a neat attachment
can be made as a result of a per
foration into which the paper clip
Mr. Pace’s idea has not only been
adopted officially by the Depart
ment of the Interior, but has been
: referred to the Government Print
ing Office for possible adoption by
all Government departments.
Mr. Brown won a $60-a-year in- |
crease for suggesting a new sched- j
ule of messenger service hetween
the Geological Survey and the Gen- i
eral Land Office, which maintains
a constant messenger service« His
schedule will result in eliminating
delays of from 24 to 48 hours in
the delivery of mail, and in an esti
mated saving of one man-year of
labor and $1,500 cash.
PR O FESSIO N A L
CARLE R. VICKERS, D.D.S.
1471 N. E. Williams Court
G A T E M O U T H MOORE
Mail the No. 1 blues stylist and
Enchanting provoker of songs
top-ranking emcee who is featured sweet ’n’ hot whose great all-girl
with Luis Russell and His Orches band is c urrently playing leading
tra curren tly featured
at Club deluxe theatres throughout the U. S.
Louisiana in Washington, O. C.
Jean hails from Dayton, Ohio.
Independent Prest Service Photos
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times why we leave the blank space
on the front page that we decided
to print the-story that goes with
The Post Office Department de
mands that we leave that space for
printing the address when mailing
the Inquirer. This is due to the fact
that we are mailing under a permit
and use pre-cancelled stamps. That
space will not be left there after
we have been publishing a year.
As to that Sec. P. L. & R., it
means Section 562 of the Postal
Laws and Regulations,—the section
of the laws under which we hold
our permit. This must be printed
on each copy that goes through the
We hope this satisfies the curi
osity of those who are interested
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