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NEW NEGRO OPINON

LAWYER ON G.O.P Ticket FOR JOB IN W. VA. LEG.

J. S. Butts Expected to Be Elected to House of Delegates in November

By Capital News Service

BECKLEY, W. Va. -- J.S. Butts, a prominent attorney of this city, was nominated on the Republican ticket for member of the House of Delegates from Raleigh County, in the primary election, which took place this month. Mr. Butts led the ticket in the county and led each of his three white competitors for nomination. In several of the precincts in the county where there were no Negro voters, Mr. Butts led. In spite of his county having registered, 6,000 Democratic majority in the primary it is generally believed that he will be elected next November. 

Mr. Butts is a Virginian by birth, but left that State in his early manhood, going to Washington, where he attended and was graduated from Howard University. Later he graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and has been engaged in the practice of law in West Virginia for the past nineteen years.


BLEDSOE TO HEAD "OPERA CARAVAN" COMPANY TOURING IN "EMPEROR JONES"

By Capital News Service

NEW YORK CITY - Jules Bledsoe, the noted baritone, has organized an "opera caravan" which is to present the Bruenberg-O'Neill opera, "The Emperor Jones" on a trans-continental tour.

The tourist actors who will travel by bus include an orchestra, chorus, and dancers. Tryout performances are to be given in September in the Theater-in-the-Woods, Norwalk, Conn., and elsewhere in New England before starting West across the United States.

Mr. Bledsoe played the emperor's role in its European premiere in Amsterdam and appeared in it here July 10, at Mecca Auditorium.


EX-SLAVE 114 YEARS OLD, DIES IN KANSAS

ROSEDALE, Kans. - Mrs. Lucy Martin, 114 year old ex-slave, and pioneer Missourian, died here recently at the home of her 80-year-old daughter, Mrs. Luciza Laskin. Mrs. Martin lived a remarkable life, enjoying good health until a very short illness before her death. Her eyesight remained clear enough to thread a needle without the aid of glasses until she was 112 years of age. Mrs. Martin is survived by several children, grandchildren, and great grand-children.

OFFICER SENT HOME -- COLORED

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signed to the medical corps as a first lieutenant, returned to his home in the East last week. The story goes that Dr. Foster had of the Seventh Corps Area in Omaha. Upon arrival, he was informed that his quarters had not been prepared and for him to report to the chief of staff of the medical department on August 6. This he did, and was given a thorough examination, and told to report to the adjutant general on August 7.

When he reported to the adjutants office, Dr. Foster was informed that because of the overcrowded condition in the officers' quarters, there would not be a place for him and was again told to report there on the following day. As he was leaving, a sergeant, not knowing what alibi had been framed, accidentally informed Dr. Foster that his (Dr. Foster's) quarters had been prepared and that an orderly had been designated for him.

Upon reporting to the adjutant's office again, he was informed that the original order which sent him to Leavenworth had been amended so as to releve [[relieve]] him from further duty. He later received a letter from the headquarters in Omaha stating that he was found "physically unfit for service," but the letter made no statement as to the nature of the unfitness".

There are no Negro commissioned officers at the post in Fort Leavenworth. Dr. Foster is a graduate of Wiley College and the Meharry Medical School. He served his interneship [[internship]] at General Hospital No. 2, completing his service in June. Dr. Foster has passed the Kansas State Board examination. He returned to his home in Philadelphia, where he was serving as junior house physician at Douglass Hospital.


WALKER SCHOOL GRAD. TWENTY BEAUTICIANS

Attorney Ransome, of Chicago, Delivers Commencement Address at Meeting

Attorney P.B. Ransome, of Chicago, delivered the commencement address to twenty graduates of the Madam C. J. Walker School of Beauty Culture, 1306 You St., N.W., Tuesday night, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Attorney Ransome, who is the general manager of the Walker Company, was introduced by Mrs. Mae Walker Perry, president of the company. Mrs. Majorie S. Joyner supervisor of the Walker School, presented the certificates to the graduates.

The program included musical selections by the Mt. Moriah Choir and by Miss Virginia Williams, Mrs. Jennie G. Smith and the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church quartet. 

Those receiving certificates were: Juanita Madden, Marie Logan, Marie Jones, O.P. Johnsos, Florence Kelly, Anna Woowland, Louise Oliver, Augusta Douglass, Lillian Hall, Christine Graves, Betsy Lee Robinson, Ida Taylor, Susie Geary, Elinor Jackson, Gertrude Branch, Emalene Agnew, Minnie Neel, Serena Cooper, Malissa Hooper, Eleanor E. Jackson.

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