Viewing page 19 of 35

[[image - black & white photograph of the members of the Y.W.C.A.]]
[[caption]] Going up: Miss Pelagie Greene, Bessie Colter, Mildred Walker, Artemese Johnson, LaDoris Bibb, Emily Tyler, Alice Jackson. Going Down: Nancy Roberts, Pearle Fields, Doris Nelson, Clara Etta Tompkins. [[/caption]]

The Stowe Chapter of the Y.W.C.A.

The Young Women's Christian Association at Stowe is affiliated with the world-wide Student Christian Movement. It operates in the following areas: Christian fellowship, leadership, and racial understanding.

This year in addition to its regular program the group participated in interracial programs at Washington University and at various Y's throughout the city.

The "Little Convention" at the downtown Y.M.C.A. was attended by the following delegation of officers: Nancy Roberts, President; Doris Nelson, Vice-President; and Clara Etta Tompkins, Corresponding Secretary.

The Camera Club

The Camera Club was delighted with the return of its regular sponsor, Captain Victor Reef who had been on military leave with the Tuskegee Institute Air Base in Alabama. Captain Reef brought new vigor to the club.

Aside from its routine schedule the Camera Club finds time for outings and assistance to the Yearbook Staff. Although spring showers brought the year's outing to a close, the members had already secured several interesting shots against the splendid settings of buildings at Forest Park.

[[image - black & white photograph of members of the Camera Club]]
[[caption]] First Row -- Left to Right: Lucille Williams, Clara E. Tompkins, Janet Busch, LaVietta White, Helen McGee, Caroline Moss, Portia Blackiston. Second Row -- Left to Right: Harry Davis, Mae McLean, Gladys Morgan, Wilhelmina Harris, Novelite Washington, Constance Volmer, Audrey Smith, Captain Reef, Sponsor. [[/caption]]

-34-

[[end page]]
[[start page]]

[[image - black & white photograph of the members of the Glee Club]]
[[caption]] Seated: Left to Right: Jacqueline Garner, Marion Mitchell, Lavietta White, Margaret Kerr, Lucille Williams, Eddie Williams, Mr. Walton, Director, Clara Etta Tompkins, Irene Dunlap, Dolores Hutt, Caroline Moss, Artie Johnson, Bessie Ward. Standing -- Left to Right: Ida Whitfield, Henrietta Hall, Juanita Carter, Doris Long, Hortense Watkins, Dorothy Small, Nettie Johnson, June Gordon, Marian Revere, Mary Layne, Mattie Storey, Helen McCombs, Dorothy Snipes, Elizabeth McAllister, Geneva Skinner, Audrey Smith, Marie McGowan, Ella James, Patricia Stallworth, Margaret Bailey, Clara Williams, Eula Johnson, Sola Pedigrew, Marion Simms, Olivia Banks, Vashti Boone, Doneva Skinner, Mae Belle Dunlap, Johnnie Gladney, Doris Nelson, Myrtle Cloud.[[/caption]]

The Glee Club

Through music of various lands the Glee Club is able to contact the peoples of other lands and therefore help in setting the basis for world peace. They execute the freedom of expression through song.

The Glee Club under the direction of Mr. Wirt D. Walton learns through song to appreciate the sorrows and joys of other peoples in a way that only musicians can.
The Glee Club furnishes music for Vespers and Commencement and gives various other programs. It sponsored Miss Lucy Ann Berry in a recital in the Stowe Auditorium this spring.

The Student Ensemble

This group was originally organized as the music committee of the Dean's Organization. It grew into a group of music lovers including many male students. We felt that this organization would give an opportunity for the male students to use their musical talents. They sang several times during the fall semester and also during the early spring semester, but because the call of Uncle Sam beckoned our male members either to the armed forces or to other government work we have temporarily become inactive. Nevertheless some of the remaining members still assist with the music of the dean's meeting.

[[image - black & white photograph of members of the Student Ensemble]]
[[caption]] First Row -- Left to Right: Rebecca Brown, Annalee Willis, Lillian Houston, Freddie Smith, LaVietta White, Mary Layne. Second Row -- Left to Right: Irene Thomas, Tyler Mae Bosley, Virginia Hooks, Heloise Carr, Novelite Washington, Janet Busch, Constance Volmer, Delphine Moore, Pearle Fields. Back Row -- Left to Right: Jeanette Euell, Bernice Carter, Loris Willis, William Sleet, Morris Henderson, Charles Ward, Lafayette Neely, Harriett Truelove, Patricia Raaze, Virgie Robinson. Directing: Clara Etta Tompkins. [[/caption]]

-35-
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.