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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i 1I Vol. XIII : l TI, I 'lS November-December, 1942 No. 1942 ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS Ig '"An Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Kentucky Child- I e___ _ __ _ -tC h i I~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .-1 I i iI f I i i i I I 19, i I 4 I I IS The Kentucky State College FAN ORT, KENTUCKY Special War Emergency Program designed for those students who desire to finish the standard four year college work in two and two-thirds years Second Semester Registration: January 14 Three Summer Sessions: Beginning May 10. June 14, July 19 COURSES Ads and Scene Agriculture - Home Economic Business Administration -Engineering Education Well Trained Faculty Adequate Library and Laboratory Facilities Comfortable. Modern Dormitories Full Program of Sden Activities Standard Class A Four Year College Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools FOR ALL IORMATION WRITE TO R. B. ATWOOD, President I - I II I I I I I W The K. N. E. A. Journal Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Education Association Vol. XIII November-December, 1942 No. 1 Published by the Kentucky Negro Education Association Editorial Office at 2230 West Chestnut Street Louisville, Kentucky. W. H. Perry, Jr., Executive Secretary, Louisville, Managing Editor H. E. Goodloe, Danville, President of K. N. E. A. BOARD OF DIRECTORS David A. Lane, Jr., Louisville W. W. Maddox, Paducah Victor K. Perry, Louisville Whitney M. Young, Lincoln Ridge Published bimonthly during the school year: October, December, February and April PRICE 50 CENTS PER YEAR OR 15 CENTS PER COPY Membership in the K. N. E. A. includes subscription to the Journal Rates for Advertising space mailed on request Present Circulation, 2,000 copies. 1942 K. N. E. A. Membership, 1380 CONTENTS Officers for 1942-43 ...................................... - 2: Editorial Comment. - 3; President's Message ..............................5..........'. 5 Retired Teachers . ..................................... .. 7 Minutes, General Sessions, 1942 Convention ........ ............. 8: Financial Report, Secretary-Treasurer. 1 . Kentucky State College Loses Coach ..18 Tribute To Late Historian, Mrs. E. G. Clark .19 Report Of Legislative Committee .21 American Teachers Association .24 General News ........... . . . . . . . 26 Louisville Association Fetes Teachers .27 KN.E.A. Directors Serve Country .28 Suggestons: The Workshop .29 Honor Roll (1942) .30 Honor Memnbers. - 33 Life Members ............ 35 State zEducator Honored .3. K. N. E. A. OFFICERS FOR 1942-1943 H. E. Goodloe, President ......fl.............. .... . Danville Grace S. Morton, First Vice-President ...... ...... ...... Frankfort T. J. Long, Second Vice-President ...... .... .......... Louisville W. H. Perry, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer ...... . ....... ..... Louisville L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary .......... ............ Winchester *Elizabeth G. Cl~ad,-Historian .......... ............. Springfield *Deceased BOARD OF DIRECTORS H. E. Goodloe, President .......... .. ................. Danville W. W. Maddox (Term Expires 1943) ...... ............. Paducah. Whitney M. Young (Term Expires 1943) .... . ........ Lincoln Ridge David A. Lane, Jr. (Term Expires 1944) .... .. .......... Louisville Victor K. Perry (Term Expires 1944) .... ....... ..... Louisville DEPARTMENTAL AND CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN Edward T. Buford, High School & College Dept.. .Bowling Green Mayme Morris, Elementary Education Department ....... Louisville M. L. Copeland, Rural School Department ............. Hopkinsville R. L. Carpenter, Music Department ...... .............. Louisville Whitney M. Young, Vocational Education Dept .. Lincoln Ridge W. 0. Nuckolls, Principals' Conference .... ............ Providence Beatrice Willis, Primary Teachers' Department .. Louisville Anorma Beard, Youth Council .. . . ... Louisville (Ouida Evans, Art Teachers' Conference .... ... Louisville (G. W. Jackson, Social Science Teachers' Conference .... Louisville Gertrude Sledd, Science Teachers' Conference ...... . Danville Jewell R. Jackson, English Teachers' Conference ......... Covington A. C. Randall, Librarians Conference....... Lynch F. L. Baker, Physical Education Department .. ....... Lexington W. H. Craig, GuidancjWorkers' Conference ....... Covington A. J. Richards, Foreign Language Teachers' Conference .... Frankfwt William D. Johnson, Adult Education Department ....... Louisville - PRESIDENTS OF K. N. E. A. DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (K. N. E. A. ORGANIZERS) 1-M. 0. Strauss, Paducah .............. First District Association 2-Helen Nucholls, Providence ........ Second District Association 3-A. L. Poole, Bowling Green ..... ..... Third District Association 4-Russell Stone, Bloomfield ............ Fourth District Association ,5-Mayne Morris, Louisville . .......... Fifth District Association 6-Whitney M. Young, Lincoln Ridge ....... Bluegrass District Ass'n 7-H. R. Merry, Covington .............. Nothern District Association &-William Gilbert, Wheelwright .......... Eastern District Ass'n 9_-A. F. Gibson, Pineville ............ Upper Cumberland Dist. Ass'n. 2 I Editorial Comment I TWO OFFICIALS PASS AWAY The Kentucky Negro Education Association mourns the passing of two of its official family, Mrs. Elizabeth G. Clark and Mr. J. D. Stewart, who, as historian and auditor respectively, have given years of efficient and valuable service to the organization. Each passed suddenly; one tragically. Each had many friends among the teachers and citizens of our Commonwealth. Too, each will be missed by the K. N. E. A. RETIRED TEACHERS The "first day of school" this year was an un-usual occasion for thirty-two of Kentucky's teachers, well known to the K. N. E. A. membership. For years, in some cases over half century, it had meant to these teachers a return to eager boys and girls, anxious to know what the opening day would hold for them. Often they were the children of those who, years before, had presented themselves to the same teachers for instruction and guidance. Many had seen great changes in schools and their offerings. They had seen the little red schoolhouse replaced by a modern building. Or perhaps the little red school house had merely been painted white, and the crude benches replaced by more comfortable furniture. Some had known the inconvenience of spending each week with a different patron, and of receiving his pay in farm produce. All had seen the purpose of education shift from mere instruction in the three R's to an attempt to prepare youngsters to live happily and productively in a complex and constantly changing world. Doubtless a few eyes were dimmed with tears as retired teachers saw their former charges move toward the school house. They were reluctant to leave to others the careers they had earnestly sought to direct. But as the writer has chanced to meet the former educators, they seemed to him to be happy, their faces more free of care and responsibility than heretofore, and their interests centered on Various activities which busy school lives had crowded aside. The members of the retired group have given splendid service some of it at least, has been outstanding. The patterns established in the lives of those they taught will persist. These teachers have earned, and richly deserve, the right to enjoy life leisurely while health and strength remain. 1943 THEME: EDUCATION FOR VICTORY EDUCATION FOR VICTORY has been decided upon as the theme for emphasis in the departmental and general sessions of the K. N. E. A. t the annual- meeting to-be. held April 1447, 1943. It was se- lected at a joint meeting of the Board, of Directors and District Presi- dents, held in Louisville in October. Plans for departmental programs will be worked out by Departmental Chairmen and members of the Board of Directors at a joint meeting scheduled to be held in Decem- ber for this purpose. The program for general sessions will also be outlined at this conference, in order that the general departmental phases may be integrated. This plan of program making, suggested by President Goodlee and approved by the directors and district presidents who were in at- tendance at the Louisville meeting, should result in a series of profit- able group and general sessions in April. K. N. E. A. WORKSHOP Elsewhere in this issue is an article by Prof. H. R. Merry, prin- cipal of the Lincoln-Grant School, of Covington, and president of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes, suggest- ing that the workshop idea, now becoming popular with many educa- tors, be used to some extent at our next session. Your comments on the suggestion are invited. Space in the next issue of the Journal will bd reserved for any sent this office by January 15th. The Domestic Life And Accident Insurance Co. STRENGTH - SERVICE -'SECURITY 21 Years of Satisfactory Service OVER $2,000,000 PAID TO POLICYHOLDERS OVER 500,000 POLICYHOLDERS RESERVE OVER 200,000 SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS Has Purchased $150,000 War Bonds All Claims Paid Promptly And Cheerfully Insure In THE DOMESTIC and Help Make Jobs for Your Sons and Daughters HOME OFFICE - LOUISVILLE. KY. W. L. SANDERS, President J. E. SMITH, Vice President R. D. TERRY, Secretary and Agency Director C. W. SNYDER, M. D., CLARENCE YOUNG, Medical Director Treasurer 4 0 EDUCATION FOR VICTORY H. E. Goodloe, President K. N. E. A. Today the teachers of Kentucky are faced with the grim prob- lem of preparing men and women to fit into the different stations of life in this war torn world. The Axis and the United Nations are locked in al deadly conflict that threatens to destroy a great part of our present day civilization. When this is done, it will mean a new method of doing things. It does mean now that we must readjust our- selvies to the new condition brought about by the present conflict. The question now comes, What is the role of the Kentucky Negro Association in this world crisis? What is our role in this program, "Education for Victory?" I believe that there is much that the teachers can do and must do, if the victory is to be won and the principles of right and justice prevail in the hearts of men. Since this is true, then it is up to the teachers to face these problems as true Americans. We want the principles of democracy to exist; therefore it is ours to join a program that will eventually cause democracy to ibe a practical part of our mode of living at home as well as abroad. In other words, there is serious work to be done in this program, "Education for Victory." What ils the role of the Kentucky Negro Education Association in this world crisis? Again I say that there is much to be done at home and abroad in this great program, "Education for Victory." A few weeks ago the Attorney General of Kentucky became very much disturbed because the President's Fair Price Commission sought to gain certain information concerning the laws governing the educational system of Kentucky. He accused the Commission of meddling and trying to stir up strife between the racest in Kentucky, when the real motive of the Commission was to get information which would give them an opportunity to strengthen the weakness in our war program. In his defense of the educational program, the Attorney General used the age old defense that has so long been used in the southern states, that the white man and the Negro in Kentuc- ky understand each other and are satisfied with the conditions as they exist. He further laid great stress on how Kentucky was equali- zing educational opportunities by the Anderson-Mayer Act, which provides funds for Negro students to seek higher education in insti- tutions of learning outside the state. I believe it is the duty of this State Association and every Dis- trict Association within the state to let the world know that Negroes of Kentucky cannot possibly be satisfied until the following things become realities: 1. That equal opportunities be given all in our elementary and secondary schools, regardless of race or creed. 2. That Kentucky State College at Frankfort be raised to such a standard that it will be to the Negroes of Kentucky what the Uni- versity of Kentucky is to the white man. 3. That Negroes be represented in our state vocational setup, In 5 order that a more equal distribution of federal funds become a reality. These are goals worthwhile, and should mean much to every patriotic citizen who believes in the principles of democracy. It seems that everything short of -the three things listed above will hamper our program of "Education for Victory." The Kentucky Negro Education Association faces another great problem this year. Shall we disband for the duration, or try to carry on? In answer to this question, I will say that we owe it to ourselves to carry on. I know that transportation facilities are bad. I know that the future looks very dark for a change for the better; but in spite of handicaps, we must carry on our program. The pioneers of our state and district associations knew nothing of our present day modern conveniences, but they faced obstacles and suffered many inconven- iences to build the foundations of our present educational associations. Upon these foundations we should go forth fearlessly in a program that will mean much to our country in this present conflict. What is the role of the Kentucky Negro Education Association in this world conflict? How shall we state the import of the present war crisis for Negro teachers and pupils in our public schools? What statement should be made respecting the role of our professional or- ganizations in our democracy and the obligations for service, to the state? These and many other questions should be solved if all people are to participate fully in our industrial, military and civic efforts. I urge every teacher in 'the state of Kentucky to begin to prepare now to attend the Kentucky Negro Education Association meeting in April and participate in the plans of this democratic program, "Education for Victory." SPELLING BEE POSTPONED Mr. A. L. Garvin, who succeeded Mr. G. H. Brown as director of the K.N.E.A. Spelling Bee, announces that the Spelling Bee will not be held this year. This is in harmony with the general announce- ment, made by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times, for several years sponsors of the state-wide contests, that they will sponsor none during the war. JOIN THE K N. E. A. Active Membership and Journal (per gear) ...... ............ $1.00 Honor Membership-Journal and Proceedings-Mention ...... $1.50 Send Fee to W. H. PERRY, JR., Sedretary 2230 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Ky. K. N. E. A. CONVENTION, APRIL 14-17-1943 Louisville, Ky. Plan now to attend. Form "share the ride" groups Honor To Whom Honor Is Due Mr. N. 0. Kimbler, director of the Teachers Retirement Fund, has kindly furnished the Journal the following list of retired tea- chers. We honor them for the contributions they have made to Kentucky youth. We trust they may enjoy their retirement. Teachers Who Retired As of July 1, 1942 Laura Mason Haskins, Fayette County. Mildred Lee Starling, Fayette County. Leon Wickliffe Taylor, Fayette County. George Jacob Gaines, Garrard County. Rosa Cabell Greene, Henderson County. Flora A. J. Walker, Henderson County. Thomas Shaffer, Lincoln Co. Thomas Payne, Logan County Elizabeth Faustina Bowen, Ma- son County . Robert Lee Smith, Metcalfe County. Tompie Newton Howard, Mon- roe County. John Jay Brown, Taylor Co. Robert Martin Small, Todd Co. Maria Cunningham, Trigg Co. Laura Gibson, Barbourville In- dependent. Lulu B. Smith, Covington In- dependent. Lucinda Lewis, Cynthiana In- dependent. William Eli Newsom, Cynthi- ana Independent John William Bate, Danville Independent Lewis Wentworth Gee, Hop- kinsville Independent Fannie M. Bronston Postell, Hop'kinsville Independent. Carrie Etta Alexander, Lou- isville (Central Col. High.) Gertrude Augusta Bassett, Lou- isville (Western) Charlotte Bryant, Louisville (Western) George Lewis Bullock, Louis- ville (Central Col. High) Joseph Seamon Cotter, Louis- ville (S. C. Taylor) Lucretia Morris Gibson, Louis- ville (Virginia Ave.) Reubena Dehoney Rogers, Lou- isville (James M. Bond) Prima Fitzbutler Washington, Louisville (S. C. Taylor) Salome Cecelia Worthington, Louisville (Western) Bettie Hayes White, Kentucky State College for Negroes Dennis Henry Anderson, West Ky. Vocational Training School Minutes of the General Sessions of 1942 Convention Of The Kentucky Negro Association Louisville, Kentucky, April 15-18, 1942 (Miss L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary) FIRST GENERAL SESSION Wednesday, April 15, 1942 The Sixty-Sixth ConvIention of the K. N. E. A. opened on this date at 8:15 P. M. at Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church, Louis- ville, Kentucky, with Mrs. Grace S. Morton, vice-president, pre- siding. Seated on the rostrum were officers, directors, and Past Presidents W. H. Perry, Sr., Miss Marie S. Brown, H. C. Rus- sell, A. E. Meyzeek, R. B. At- wood, W. H. Fouse, and S. L. Barker. The invocation was offer_ ed by Reverend R. L. Jones, pas- tor of Broadway Temple, Louis- ville, and music was furnished by the girls' glee club of Jack- son Street Junior High School, Louisville. Those on the plat- form were fittingly presented to the audience by the presiding officer. The welcome address was made by Mrs. Frankie M. Nelson, prin- * cipal of the George McClellan School, of Louisville, and the re- sponse was given by Mrs. M. J. Egester of the West Kentucky Vocational Training School at Paducah. Two main addresses featured this [program. The first, the presi- dent's annual address, was made by President H. E. Goodloe, principal of Bate High School, Danville. Mr. Goodloe gave a re- sume of his year's work as presi- dent of the K. N. E. A. He men- tioned his visits to the various district teachers' associations -in the state during their conven- tions, and pointed out that some progress had been made in co- ordinating these districts in the execution of certain objectives which he had set up for attain- ment. Chief among them were: (1) the elimination of inequali- ties in teachers' salaries among Negro and white teachers in the state; (2) the improvement of transportation facilities for col- ored children in the state, (3) the equalization of educational op- portunities in higher education in the state, (4) the appointment of an agricultural agent to give supervision to Negro farmers in the state, (5) to make more available high school education for the children in districts in the state where the population is sparse among colored people. Mr. Goodloe stated that a person had been appointed to work along e.ch of the above mention- ed lines and that some progress had been made durifng this year and that efforts would be con- tinued during the second year of his administration to further aid in the realization of these goals. Following this address Miss Marguerite Parks, guidance counselor at Central High School Louisville, presented the guest 8 speaker of the evening, Dr. Doro- thy Ferebee, outstanding physi- cian and civic leader in Washing- ton, D. C. Dr. Ferebee spoke with deep sincerity relative to the health status of the Negro in America, and presented figures and the results of investigations which show that the health sta- tus of the Negro is far beneath the American average. She indi- cated the wide discrepancies in the number of doctors, nurses, and hospitals available for Ne- groes as com~par'ed to those for the white population. Dr. Fere- bee stated that a laxity on the part of state and local govern- men's helps to produce the wide variation ik the health status and death rate among Negroes as compared with the white popula- tion. She developed the idea that his economic status has much to do with the health of the Negro, and that it is an economic and social, rather than racial matter. She concluded that much prog- ress has been made, and that from present indications, more is being made, but that educa- tors should be alert to do what- ever is possible, through scien- tific procedures, to improve the health status of the Negro child, and thus develop a race that will equal in health status and which will live as long as any other group in America. SECOND GENERAL SESSION Thursday, April 16, 1942 The second. general session was opened -on the above date at 9:30 A. .M. with general sing- ing,, led by Mrs. Nannie B. Crume, and .music by the' girls' glee club of Central High SchooL Rev. Peter Crawford, of Asbury A. M. E. Church, offered the in- vocation. A brief memorial serv- ice in appreciation of the lives and services of teachers who had passed away during the year was conducted by Prof. Amos Lasley, of Hodgensvil-le, Kentuc- ky. Those whose service was thus commemorated are: 21}s. Tobihha Anderson, Frankfort; Mrs. Marietta P. Mills, Louis- ville; Mr. Raymond Pleasant, Lawrenceburg; Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, Louisville; Mrs. Vick Hayes, Danville. The report of the Legislative Committee was made bv Dean David A. Lane, of the Louisville Municipal College. The report (published elsewhere in this Journal) outlines the legislation that was enacted at the 1942 Gen- eral Assembly and indicates legislation needed in the future to improve the educational op- portunity of the children in Ken- tucky and the professional sta- tus of the teachers of Kentucky. The feature address of the morning was given by Reverend E. A. McDowell, of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who substituted for Mr. Mark Ethridge, absent because of a call from the city. Mr. McDowell, a leader in interracial work in Kentucky, strikingly pointed out the necessity for changed atti- tudes on the part, of the majority group in the state regarding the status of the Negro. He urged equality of opportunity and pledged his efforts to wipe out discrimination of all types so as to make democracy in America a reality. The sincerity of the speaker was evident to the audi- ence, and there was an inpres- S sion that the white citizens of our community are greatly con- cerned about the plight of the Negro and are going to do much more in the.future in the matter of eliminating discrimination of all types. Following this address, Mr. W. E. Newsome, of Cynthiana, made the report of the Nominating Committee. This Committee's -re- port included the nominations of W. H. Perry, Jr., and Lyman T. Johnson for the office of secre- tary-treasurer; T. J. Long for a vice-presidency and David A. Lane, Jr., and W. J. Christy as candidates for the Board of Di- rectors. All others nominated were those who had served dur- ing the past year. The secretary- ,treasurer, at his own request, was not nominated for re-elec- tion. The report of the Nominat- ing Committee was approved after an amendment, relating to revision of the constitution, was deleted from it. THIRD GENERAL SESSION Thursday, April 16, 1942 This session opened with H. E. Goodloe, president of the K. N. E. A., presiding, and with the presidents of district associations seated on the rostrum. The invo- cation was offered by Reverend W. P. Offutt, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Louisville, and music was rendered by the girls' glee club of the Madison Street Junior High School, Louisville. The Lincoln Key Award was made by Mr. L. N. Taylor, of the State' Department of Education, 'Frankfort, who reviewed the achievlements of the seven candi- dates for the award, and report- ed that the committee finally selected Mr. H. C. Russell, direc- tor of N. Y. A. for Negroes in Kentucky, as the recipient of the award for 1942. He stated that Mr. Russell's fine work in setting up educational projects in the state *for Negro youth, and his contributions through these channels to the vocational edu- cation of the group was the chief basis for the award. The secretary-treasurer, At- wood S. Wilson, made a brief re- port and address, reviewing the financial transactions of the K. N. E. A. for the year ending May 1, 1941 and reminding all that this report had been published in the October-November issue ,of the Journal. He also mention- ed the fact that the Auditing Committee, which had approved the r e po r t, would officially present its report at the Friday afternoon general session of the 1942 convention. The secretary reported that there would be an approximate balance of $700 at the close of the 1942 convention, and thanked the officers and members of the association for the loyal cooperation they had given him during the twenty years he had served as secretary. He stated that he was voluntar- ily withdrawing as a candidate for re-election and extended in advance congratulations to who- ever should be elected to the sec- retary-treasurership. Superintendent John W. Brooker, state superintendent of public instruction of Kentucky, was splendidly introduced by Mr. M. J. Sleet, business mana- ger of the W. Kentucky State Vo- cational Training School at Padu- cah. Superintendent Brooker, in 10 his address, enumerated things the schools may do by way of cooperation in the present na- tional emergency. He urged that we do all possible to improve the health status of our children by putting emphasis on health and physical education pro- grams of our schools, and that we teach more about democracy, stressing in particular those ways in which democracy has succeed- ed. He showed that democracy in the United States is the best type of government anywhere in the world and urged that we de- velop in children a fuller reali- zation of what it means to live in America. He strongly advoca- ted that schools should do what- ever is possible by way of pro- moting patriotism and cooperat- ing with those government agen- cies that have been set up to help win the war. Mr. William Pickens, of Wash- ington, D. C., spoke at length on the status of the Negro in Ameri- ca, and asked that we be patriot- ic, doing all possible to destroy attitudes among our people that would lead to laxity on our part in helping to win the war. Mr. Pickens, in his unique style, told what would happen to our racial group if Hitler should gain con- trol of America, and encouraged teachers to bend every effort to train pupils to cooperate in the things that will break the Axis powers. He asked that we coop- erate to the extent of our abili- ties in the purchase of war stamps and bonds in doing every- thing possible to help win the war and save democracy which has in it a program of equality for all men. FOURTH GENERAL SESSION Friday, April 17, 1942 The fourth general session was opened with a band concert un- der the direction of Mr. Oliver Rhodes, director of the Central High School band, of Louisville, followed by an invocation by the Reverend M. L. Lanier, president -of Simmons University, and mus- ic by the boys' glee club of Cen- tral High School. Present at this session was Dlr. D. K. Cherry, president of the Fourth Regional District of the American Teachers' Association. Dr. Cherry was presented to the association and brought greet- ings from the national organiza- tion. He cordially invited the members of the K. N. E. A. to at- tend the Fourth Regional meet- ing of the American Teachers Association in Memphis, Tennes- see on May 9, and also to enroll as members during the 1942 K. N. E. A. convention. The feature address of the af- ternoon was given by President Rufus B. Clement, of Atlanta University. "Although the Ne- gro is discriminated against in civil life as well as in the armed forces because of lack of demo- cratic practices," he said, 'the Negro has made definite gains in recent years. The very fact that he has the right to seek re- dress in the courts and to com- plain about the discrimination against him proves that he has great possibilities." Anticipating a victory for the democracies, Dr. Clement listed four phases of life in which the Negro race could expect improvement at the close of the war: 1. Equal economic opportuni- 11 ties and the chance to earn a living and work where their abi- lities qualify them. 2. Fair and just trials in the courts. 3. Full participation in politi- cal life, including not only the right to vote, but the privilege and opportunity to hold office. Following Dr. Clement's address an opportunity was given the Resolutions Committee to report, but in its absence, the report was held over until the Saturday morning session. The chairman of the Auditing Committee, Mr. P. L. Guthrie made his report relative to the financial transac- tions of the secretary-treasurer during the fiscal year from May 1, 1940 to April 30, 1941. The re- port was approved. FINAL GENERAL SESSION Saturday, April 18, 1942 The business session was op- ened in Central High School gymnasium at 9:40 A. M. on the above date with an invocation by Prof. W. 0. Nuckolls, of Pro- vidence. The first committee re- port was that of President R. B. Atwood, chairman of the Educa- tional Inequalities Committee, which stated some of the inequal- ities which now exist in the high- er education of the Negro, and what was being done to remedy the situations. The following committees were called to make reports, but the chairmen were not on hand: (1) Resolutions Committee, (2) Ad- visory Committee; (3) Rural School Committee. Secretary Wilson made an oral report for the Scholarship Loan Committee in which he reported that one hundred six dollars is that the scholarship fund, which was once about $S00, was de- creased due to the loss of $50D in the MutualStandard Bank, which closed several years ago. Miss Maxine Baugh-man made a report for the Youth Council of the K. N. E. A., and stated that they plan to send a dele- gate to the National Youth Con- ference with the funds which they had put into the treasury as the net receipts of socials giv- en during the past several years. Prof. W. 0. Nuckolls made a report on the Principals' Confer- ence and following his report, other departmental chairmen submitted their reports in writ- ing to the recording secretary. After some discussion a motion was passed that the teachers in the state who did not pay $1.50 membership be asked to pay 50c additional immediately to the secretary-treasurer. It was shown by the retiring secretary-treas- urer that it was necessary to pay $1.50 fee if the K. N. E. A. is to continue to operate as it has during the past twenty years when there was additional reve- nue due to pageants presented by the Louisville teachers. The secretary-treasurer mentioned a $328.44 refund on a loan of $500 made to the Educational Equali- zation Committee and a gift of $75.00 from Louisv'ille teachers for the Educational Equalization Fund. The secretary-treasurer stated that there would be about $450.00 of the balance in the K. N. E. A. treasury ear-marked for the committee on educational in- equalities since fifty cents from each honor membership was to go into that fund. 12 Miss Estelli M. Kennedy pre- sented a resolution from the so- cial science department relative tp representation on a main pro- pram. This resolution was refer- i ed to the Board of Directors. A motion that a rising vote of thanks be given Prof. G. H. Brown for his successful direc- tion of the K. N. E. A. spelling bees for nineteen years, and that a suitable loving cup be present- ed him, was unanimously car- ried. A report from the Election Committee was then read and accepted. This report showed the election of H. E. Goodloe of Danville to succeed himself as president; Mrs. Grace Sullivan. Morton, Frankfort, first vice- president; T. J. Long, Louisville, second vice-president; W. H. Perry, Jr., Louisville, secretary- treasurer, who received 374 votes to 132 for his opponent, Lyman T. Johnson. Dean David A. Lane and Victor Kent Perry, both of Louisville, were chosen directors for the years 1942 and 1943, each receiving 288 votes. Mr. William J. Christy, of Versailles, was al- so a candidate for the Board of Directors, and received 153 votes. The amendment to revise the constitution was lost; 174 per- sons voted "No" and 118 voted "Yes." Miss L. V. Ranels was re- elected assistant secretary and Mrs. E. G. Clark, historian. The S. N. E. A. president appointed Mr. A. L. Garvin, of Louisville, as spelling bee director to suc- ceed Mr. G. H. Brown. The next feature of the meet- ing was the installation of offi- cers by the retiring secretary- treasurer. The secretary wished each officer success in his new position and especially congra- tulated secretary-treasurer elect William H. Perry, Jr., and ex- tended to him congratulations and assurance of his full cooper- ation in doing whatever might be possible in promoting the inter- ests of the K. N. E. A. Mr. Lyman T. Johnson, of Louisville, thanked the associa- tion for sending him as a dele- gate to the American Teachers Association at Charleston, West Virginia, in July 1941. A motion was made that the K. N. E. A. donate $10.00 to the Association for the Study of Ne- gro Life and History and that we pay an affiliation fee of $25.00 to the American Teachers Asso- eiation. The motion was carried by unanimous vote. President H. E. Goodloe, of Danville, and Mr. W. P. Offutt, Jr., of Louisville, were elected as delegates to the American Teachers' Association, which meets in July 1942 at Langston University in Oklahoma. Mrs. L. V. Ranels, assistant secretary of the K. N. E. A., was designated as alternate. The sixty-sixth ses- sion was closed with a benedic- tion by Reverend L. M. Kinzrd. H. E. Goodloe, President Atwood S. Wilson, Secy.-Treas- L. V. Ranels, Assistant-Sec'y. Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Report May 1, 1941 to May 1, 1942 To the Board of Directors and Members of the K. N. E. A.: I submit herewith the financial report of the Kentucky Negro Education Association. RECEIPTS from May 1, 1941 to May 1, 1942 (Deposited in Lincoln Bank, Louisville, Kentucky) 1. Balance as per report of May 1, 1941 ..................... $ 350.37 2. Enrollment Fees (Honor and Life Memberships included) 1,531.00 3. Youth Council (Enrl. Fees-$5.50, Net Social $6.36)....... 11.86 4. Louisville Convention and Publicity League Donation 50.00 5. Courier-Journal-1st and 2nd Prizes in Spelling Bee 25.00 6. G. H. Brown-Miscellaneous Spelling Bee Prizes donated 18.50 7. Anita Robinson-Clerk Principals' Banquet Fees .16.00 8. Refund from Educational Equalization Fund .328.44 9. Louisville Teachers' Salary Committee Fund-Donation 75.00 10. F. A. Cabell-Net receipts (Less tax) 10c fees at night sessions.... ................ ............. 49.80 11. C. M. Lasley-Net receipts (Less tax) 11th Musicale.... 50.75 12. Lucy Pearl Jordon-Balance Scholarship Loan .26.75 13. Advertisements in 1941-42 K. N. E. A. Journals 150.50 14. Advertisements in 1942 K. N. E. A. Programs .100.00 15. Redeposit of Check on Enrollment Fees................ 7.00 1.6. Dr. Arthur D. Wright-Return of Speaker's Check. 25.00 Total Gross Receipts .............. $2,815.97 K. N. E. A. PAYMMENTS-May 1, 1941 to April 30, 1942 May 1 F. A. Cabell-Commission on Program Ads ...... 10.00 1 Anita Wilson-Clerical Hire, April ................ 2 0.00 1 I. Willis Cole- 1940 Publicity, Louisville Leader ... 20.00 1 C. D. Barnett-Speaker's Board .................. 2.50 12 G. H. Brown-Expenses for Spelling Bee ......... 4.00 14 Office Expense Fund-Petty Cash ................ 25.00 24 J. D. Stewart-Auditor's *Expense ................ 7.12 24 M. J. Sleet-Auditor's Expense ...... ............ 14.05 26 Louisville Paper Co.-51/2 M Journal Envelopes.. 18.28 June 2 Anita S. Wilson, Clerical Worker .10.00 13 Brown's Letter and Print Shop-Stationery and Envelopes .22.75 16 Susie Mae Wilson, Clerical Worker .5.00 July 21 Lyman T. Johnson, Delegate to A.T.'A. Assn .20.00 21 S. L. Barker, Delegate to A.TA. Assn .20.00 Sept. 5 J. E. Riddell, P. M.-Office Postage .16.00 13 W. W. Maddox, Director's R. R. Fare .9.10 13 H. E. Goodloe, Director's R. R. Fare .2.70 13 W. M. Young, Director's R. R. Fare.............. 1.10 27 M. J. Sleet, Committee Member R. R. Fare .9.10 14 27 W. W. Maddox, Director's R. R. Fare .............. 9.10 27 R. L. Dowery, Committee Member R. R. Fare ...... 2.70 27 G. W. Adams, Committee Member R. R. Fare ...... 3.20 27 II. E. Goodloe, Director's R. R. Fare ............... 2.70 Oct. 1. Anita S. Wilson, Clerk's Salary .................. 20.00 1 Bush--Krebs Co.-Cut of Dotson High School .... 5.60 3 H. B. Manly, Janitor's Services at Directors' Meeting ........... ............................. 2.50 16 J. E. Riddell, P. M., Postage Oct., Nov., Journals.. 26.00 31 Lincoln Bank-Service Charge for Account ...... .50 Nov. .1 Anita S. Wilson, Clerk's Salary .................. 20.00 1 Office Expense Fund-Supplies, etc .............. 25.00 10 Times-Journal Publishing Co.-Oct., Nov. Journals 130.00 10 Prentice Thomas-Eubank Case Expense ......... . 10.00 17 J. E. Riddell, Office Postage ....................... . 16.00 30 Lincoln Bank-October Service Charge .......... .75 Dec. 1 Anita S. Wilson-Clerical Work .................. 20.00 6 M. J. Sleet-R. R. Fare to Meeting ..... ......... 7.14 6 M. J. Sleet-Addition on R. R. Fare .............. 1.96 6 R. L. Dowery, Addition on R. R. Fare ............ 2.70 O W. M. Young, Director's R. R. Fare ............... 1.10, 19 Aetna Life Insurance Co.-Secretary's Bond ...... 5.00 6 H. E. Goodloe-Director's R. R. Fare ............ 2.70' 23 Anita S. Wilson-Clerical Work ................. 20.00 23 Bush-Krebs Co.-Cut Jan., Feb. Journal ......... 3.23. 31 Lincoln Bank-November Service Charge .......... .75. Feb. 2 Anita S. Wilson-Clerical Work .20.00 2 Lincoln Bank-DIecember Service Charge ..75 2 J. E. Riddle, P. M.-Stamps. 15.00' 3 St. Louis Button Co.,-1942 Badges .35.50 3 J. E. Riddle, P. M.-Jan., Feb. Journals.......... 20.00 5 Times-Journal Pub. Co.-Jan., Feb. Journals. 118.004 2 Louisville Paper Co.-Envelopes. .3.96 Mar. 2 Anita S. Wilson-Clerical Worker ................ 20.00' 20 Office Expense Fund-Supplies, etc .............. 25.00) 26 J. E. Riddell, P. M.-Office Postage .............. 16.00k 30 J. E. Riddell, P. M.-Postage April Journals ...... 20.00) 31 Lincoln Bank-Service Charge ................... .75; Apr. 1 Anita S. Robinson-Clerical Worker .............. 20.00 3 Times-Journal Pub. Co.-Mar., Apr., Journals and Programs ................................... .140.50' 8 Brown's Letter Shoppe-Membership Cards, etc..... 18.00 ,13 Yvonne Wilson-Mimeographing Spelling Lists......... 5.0,0 16 Dr. Dorothy Ferebee, Speaker's Fee . .. 75.00D 16 G. H. Brown, Spelling Bee Prizes . 25.00 16 Ellen F. Green, Speaker Elementary Dept....... 1-6.00 16 Dr. Arthur D. Wright, Speaker Rural Dept.... . 25.00 1;6 Geraldine Jackson, Speaker English Dept........ 1 5.00. 15 16 Dr. Rufus E. Clement, Speaker's Fee .............. 55.00 16 Ky. State College, Chorus Expenses .............. 20.00 .16 Treasurer of Quinn Chapel Church, Rental Fee . 75.00 1.6 L. V. Ranels, Asst. Secy's. Expenses . ........ 9.85 16 W. W. Maddox, Director's Expenses .............. 9.50 16 W. M. Young, Director's Expenses .............. 1.25 16 John Pritohett, ls. Prize Spelling Bee ............ 15.00 16 Laura Stoner, 2nd Prize Spelling Bee ............. 10.00 16 Edward Rogers, C. H. S. Janitor's Fees ........... 21.00 16 Times-Journal Pub. Co., Music Programs ........ 7.50 16 M. E. Wilson, 8 month's office rental .............. 32.00 16 Quida W. Evans, Art Dept. Expenses ............. 5.00 16 I. Willis Cole Pub. Co.-Cuts and Publicity ........ 26.25 16 H. E. Goodloe-President's Expenses ............. 10.26 16 Jeanette L. Black, Principals' Banquet .......... 34.00 Apr. 117 Anita S. Robinson-Extra Convention Work ...... 20.00 17 F. A. Cabell, Office Convention Staff .............. 12.00 17 Loraine Craige, Clerk at Convention ............ 7.50 17 Henrietta Warren, Speaker's 'Board .............. 2.50 17 Jessie T. Scott, Three Speakers' Board ........... 7.50 17 Baldwin Piano Co.-Piano Rental ................ 26.00 17 Evangeline Harris, Speaker Primary Dept . .......... 12.00 17 G. H. Brown, Spelling Bee Expenses ............... 10.00 17 Goldie Beckett, Election Registrar .............. 2.50 20 Brown's Letter and Print Shop-Ballots ......... 4.50 20 E. H. Roderer-3 Bound sets K.N.E.A. Journals .... 4.50 22 Louisville Paper Co.-Stock Financial Reports .... 3.38 22 Lincoln Bank-Returned Enrollment Check (In S F ) ........................................ 6.00 :23 Southern Bell Telephone Co.-Program Calls ..... 7.08 :23 F. A. Cabell-Percentage on ads, etc . ............ 20.00 :24 A. S. Wilson, Secretary's Percentage ............... 382.75 28 Anita Robinson-Clerk's Salary .................. 20.00 Total Payments ........... $2,089.61 **Balance in K. N. E. A. Treasury, Lincoln Bank of Louis- ville as per record of May 1, 1942. 726.36 TOTAL . $2,815.97 ** This balance includes a donation of $75.00 designated to the Equalization Fund, and also $328.44 refund from the Louisville Teach- ers' Equalization Committee. It also includes -a balance of $107.62 in the Scholarship Fund 'and a credit of $66.36 in the Youth Council De- partment. NOTE: Bank statements, cancelled checks, receipted bills, deposit books and duplicate receipts are a part of the financial exhibits sub- 16 nitted to the Auditing Committee. Receipts for the office expense fund payments were also submitted. Respectfully submitted, Atwood S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, K. N. E. A. Louisville, Kentucky May 9, 1942 Dear Co-Worker: With this report I conclude my work as your K. N. E. A. Secre- tary-Treasurer after a period of twenty years (1922-1942). I want to thank you and your fellow co-workers for your splen- did cooperation during these years.. It has been a pleasure to work with you. I wish Prof. W. H. Perry, Jr., my successor, a successful administration and the K. N. E. A. continued progress. Yours for education, Atwood S. Wilson THE AUDITING COMMITTEE REPORT May 9, 1942 To the President, Directors, and Members of the K.'N.E.A.: We have made a careful examination of the financial records of the Kentucky Negro Education Ass'n. for the year ending May 1, '42. We have inspected duplicate receipts for each item in the income from May 1, 1941 to May 1, 1942 and also records including duplicate re- ceipts to principals and superintendents. We have inspected the can- celled checks and receipted bills for each item in the expenditures. We have examined expenditures from the Office Expense Fund and inspected the detailed receipts for each payment from that fund. We find the gross receipts including the balance of $350.37 on May 1, 1941 to be $2,815.97. The total expenditures are $2,089.61, leaving a balance of $726.36, verified by the presentation of a certified check drawn on the Lincoln Bank and dated May 7, 1942 for $726.36, pay- able to the Kentucky Negro Education Association. No balance re- mained in the office expense fund. We wish to incorporate with this report our recommendation of the Secretary-Treasurer, Atwood S. Wilson, for the thorough-going business methods employed in the accounting system of this associa- tion. P. L. Guthrie, Chairman J. D. Stewart, M. J. Sleet RECEIPT FOR TRANSFER OF K. N. E. A. PROPERTIES Received of Atwood S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of K.N.E.A. as of May 1, 1942 the following K.N.E.A. properties: 1. Certified check for $726.36, the balance in the K.N.E.A. treasury payable to the Kentucky Negro Education Association. 17 2. Minutes of the K.N.E.A. from 1878 to 1942 in two volumes (hand written and typewritten.) 3. Two financial record books from April 1, 1922 to May 1, 1942. 4. Five bound volumes of K.N.E.A. Proceedings and Journals from 1913 to 1942 and a bound volume of K.N.E.A. Bulletins. 5. Records and proceedings of the 1942 Convention. 6. Miscellaneous: Box of 1942 records, old Journals, financial records (consisting of checks and receipts for the past several years). 7. One rebuilt Underwood Typewriter No. 5875105. 8. One oak file cabinet (4 sections, 2 letter size drawers and two sets of smaller drawers.) 9. Two card tables, four small file drawers, rubber stamps, etc. 10. Box of cuts including cover cuts of K.N.E.A. Journal. Witness: Whitney M. Young, Director J. D. Stewart, Director Signed: W. H. Perry, Jr., Sec.-Treas., Elect KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE LOSES GREAT COACH By A. J. Richards J. D. Stewart Kentucky State College, the K. N. E. A., the athletic world, and the State of Kentucky, are mourning the untimely death of John Dudley Stewart, 48, known by his friends as "Red," and by his football boys as "Pops." John Stewart was killed in an automobile accident Sunday, No- vember 8, just after he had wit- nessed his Kentucky boys admin- ister a terrific 39-0 defeat to Wil- berforce. The entire football world was shocked over the occur- rence, for it took from the pic- ture one of the great football coaches in Negro football. For fourteen years John Stew- art had served as bookkeeper, business manager of athletics, and line coach at Kentucky State College. He was a "maker" of great line men. Since 1931, Kentucky State's great lines have been the talk of the country. It was his boys that made it pos- sible for Kentucky backs to romp at will through their opponents. In 1934, his great line permitted opponents but 2 points. The result was a National Championship for Kentucky State. In 1937 his char- ges permitted but 12 points (in the final two games.) The result again, was a National title. Just before he passed into the other world, he saw his boys hold opponents scoreless in five a8 contests, and were well on their way to another championship. The name of John Stewart was synonymous with everything ath- letic at Kentucky State. His loss will be keenly felt by the "Tho- robreds," whom he helped to make famous. "Red" Stewart was in truth the "Pops" Warner of Negro football. As an individual, John Stewart was admired and well-liked by everyone who knew him, and there were many in this class. Everybody knew "Red." He was one of the links in that great foundation that began at Ken- tucky State in 1929. He was one of the founders of "Modern" Kentucky State, and has done much to elevate the college in the national picture. John Stewart, a graduate of Simmons University, where he was a great footballer himself, was a native Kentuckian, a na- tive of Cynthiana. He has serv- ed efficiently in many capacities. Besides his connections with the college, he has been affiliated with the Mid-western Athletic Association for 11 years, serving many of these years as its secre- tary-treasurer, and doing a com- mendable job. For a number of years, he was chairman of the au- diting committee of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association. He was a member of the commit- tee when he died. He was also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the American Le- gion. Surviving John Stewart are his wife, Allene, daughter of the late Dr. John Frank of Louisville, his mother (to whose bedside he was rushing when the fatal accident occurred), and a sister, both res- idents of Cincinnati. The world in general and Kentucky State College in particular have lost a great man and friend in John Stewart, truly the "best" in his line. Well might we say of John Stewart the words uttered by Shakespeare's Marc Anthony of Julius Caesar: His life was gentle, and the elements, So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, "This was a man!" THE LATE MRS. E. G. CLARK HISTORIAN Kentucky Negro Education Assn. August 19, i942 marked the passing of one of Kentucky's pioneer school teachers, Eliza- beth Goodloe Clark. Born at Perryville, Kentucky, Mrs. Clark completed her elementary educa- tion and began her teaching 19 careeer at the early age of six- teen. Her first and last schools were in Washington County where she was always remem- bered affectionately as "Miss Lizzie." Her first teaching position was at Mackville, Kentucky; later she taught at the Poplar Corner School in Marion County and from there went to East Texas where she remained until her death. During the early days of her teaching career she also taught three subscription schools in her home town of Perryville. For many years Mrs. Clark served as the recording secretary of the Fourth Congressional Dis- trict Teachers' Association and it was with great pride that she saw this body double in member- ship while she was its secretary. She was always an ardent and loyal supporter of the K. N. E. A. and worked diligently to ac- complish the programs that were initiated. No task assigned was too great for her and no part on a program was too small for her to take part in. Having followed the activities of the K. N. E. A. for many years, she was elected to the office of Historian. This office she held at the time of her death. Being a true Kentuckian, her interests spread beyond the lim- its of her immediate home and work in Washington County. For several years she was sales- agent for the Louisville Leader and wrote a weekly column of news from Springfield and neighboring communities. In more recent years she be- came interested in club work, and was a co-organizer of the Loyal Hearts Club, serving as its president for several years. 11er work with this group gained for her state and national recogni- tion. At her death she was serv- ing as president of the State Fed- eration of Women's Clubs and was a representative to the Re- gional Convention of the Na- tional Association of Club Wo- men. It was at this convention, in Terre Haute, Indiana, that she suddenly became ill and passed away. As leader in educationa re- ligious and social work, Mrs. Clark will always be remember- ed and her influence will be felt by her many friends and asso- ciates who carry on the work she did in Kentucky during the past half century. Perhaps no greater tribute could have been paid than that by one of her former pupils who with his child- ren came to pay his last respects -"She was my first and last teacher." The K.N.E.A. joins with rela- tives and friends in regretting the passing of this beloved and influential character. The his- torical records she compiled are available for refarence; the In- fluence she exerted lives on in the thoughts and acts of those she instructed. This issue of the K. N. E A. Journal has been delayed due to labor shortage in the plant of the Publisher. I trust Journal readers will kindly accept the delay as an indirect contribution to the war effort.-Editor. 20 Report of. the Legislative Committee of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association Louisville, Kentucky, April 16, 1942 The Kentucky Negro Educa- tion Association pledges itself to unstinted cooperation in the war effort. In time of national cris- is such as that through which we are passing, it is necessary that -the focus of the nation's activi- -ties be the successful prosecu- *tion of the conflict. At no time, however, should the peace that is to follow the war be lost sight -of, nor should it be forgotten that the enlightened education of all ,our citizens is our staunchest bulwark against insidious doc- :trines and the surest foundation nupon which a continuing and broadening democracy may be -erected. The education of all the children of all the people and -the equalization of educational oopportunity, irrespective of race, -creed, color or condition are na- tional ideals still. They not only Icontinue in spite of the war but - are now more important than -ever because of the principles upon which the conflict is being waged. Even in this time of crisis, therefore, this association calls attention to the need for certain legislation to strengthen our edu- cational system, make its bene- 'fits more widely and easily avail- able, and increase its effect- iveness nationally, locally, and throughout the state. 1. In order that the educational inequalities that now exist be- -tween states and regions may be reduced and, if possible, elimihat- ed, there is need on the national .Scale for the enactment of legis- lation which provides federal -aid to elementary and secondary education in the states-such aid to 'be apportioned among the States according to their respec- tive financial needs. Any such leg- islation should provide moreover, that in states in which separate schools for Negro and white children are maintained by law, the funds so appropriated shall be divided equitably between the white and Negro schools. II. The National Youth Ad- ministraltion and the Civilian Conservation Corps, youth ag- encies established by the federal government to meet 'an educa- tional and work experience need that our public schools do not usually meet, have proven to be of inestimable value. It 'has recently been proposed in cer- tain quarters, however, t h a t these agencies and their activi- ties be abolished in order, it is ,s-aid, that funds and material may thereby be released to the war effort. This association reaffirms its all-out support of the war effort, but believes nevertheless that these agencies should be contin- ued, because of their proven val- ue, because they furnish media through which the federal gov- ernment, local agencies, and in- dustry may cooperate in the training of youth for defense in- dustries, and particularly be- cause of the accelerated program of secondary and college educa- tion for which the government 21 has asked and in which an even increased amount of financial aid to students will be needed. III. In the continuation of the effort to reduce and if possible to eliminate educational inequal- ities within the State of Kentuc- ky there is *need for the follow- ing legislation: A. There is need for an in- crease in the state per capita and equalization funds. B. There is need for legislation to promote the inclusion of small school districts in larger admin- istrative units under joint city- county boards of control. C. There appears to be need for additional legislation for the benefit of Negro children of high school age who reside in coun- ties having so small a Negro population that they cannot maintain high schools for them locally. It has been suggested that this new legislation should in general make to the State Board of Education an appropri- ation which will in turn appor- tion the aid to districts that find it more economical and practi- cable to send their children to boarding schools in other coun- ties. A bill to this effect was un- .successfully introduced in the legislature that has recently ad- journed. It is the recommendation of your legislative committee that the president of this association appoint a special committee representative of all the educa- tional interests concerned, to make a study of this matter, to formulate whatever legislation it deems advisable as a result of such study, and to make report to the 1943 meeting of the asso- ciation. D. There is need for increased appropriations to Kentucky State College and to the West Kentucky Vocational Training School in order that the work of these institutions may be expand- ed and prosecuted more effect- ively. E. The implications of the de- cision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Gaines. clase with respect to equalization of opportunities for higher edu-. cation, without racial discrimi- nation, within a state, have not: fully been complied with by the State of Kentucky. Expansion of the program of Kentucky State College and the availability to. state students at Louisville Muni- cipal College, as recommended by the Governor's Committee of four years ago, will constitute a step toward equalization. But be- cause there are fields of higher education, especially on the graduate and professional levels, in which equalization by the es-. tablishment of separate facilities for Negroes would appear to be unreasonable, particularly from the point of view of financial support, there is need of legis- lation which will so amend that, portion of the Kentucky School Code, commonly known as the Day Law, as to make its provis- ions not applicable to education -on the graduate and professional levels. In this connection atten-, tion should be called to the fact that the Governor's Committee, mentioned above, suggested the amendment of this Law as an eventuality. Further, pending the full equal- ization of provisions for higher, 22 education within the state, the appropriations made by the state under that portion of the School Code commonly known, as the Anderson-Mayer Act, which are recognizedly inadequate for the purposes laid out in the Act, should be substantially increas- *ed. In addition, the present max- imum individual allotment, which has in practice been set at $175 for a nine-month year and five dollars weekly for a summer ses- sion, should be increased so as to provide for a larger differen- tial, including transportation, which is suffered by so many Negro students who must go out ,of the state for their education and who apply for aid under the terms of the Act. IV. There is need of legislation on behalf of public school teach- *ers and administrators: A. The recent enactment by the 'legislature of a teacher-tenure 'law was an important milestone in the state's educational prog- ress. This Act, however, should be amended so as to bring school principals and certain adminis- trative officials within the scope ,of its provisions. B. Progress, some of it nota- ble, has been made in the re- moval of discriminatory differ- entials in salary between white and Negro teachers. Much re- mains to be done. Your legisla- *tive committee therefore recom- mends: 1. That the Association con- tinue to support, in whatever way it can, the activities of teach- ers and citizens to eliminate such salary differentials in districts where they still exist. 2. That the Association request the State Superintendent of Pub- lic Instruction to make at once through his office, a study of the exact status of racial differen- tials in teachers' salaries in all of the school districts of the state, and that he make the findings of this study publicly known. 3. That upon the basis of these findings the Association, with competent legal advice, consider and determine what next steps should be considered and taken. V. Finally, your Committee recommends that the Association adopt at this meeting the policy of formulating, during each bien- nium, a legislative program, eith- er through its legislative com- mittee or in some other manner to be designated by the Board of Directors, and that knowledge of the details of this program be disseminated through the Asso- ciation, through the District or- ganizations, in time for proposed legislation to, be considered and passed upon by the district or- ganizations, so that legislative proposals finally agreed upon may have the support of the entire Association. 'David A. Lane, Jr., Chairman, W. R. Cummings M. J. Sleet Joseph A. Carroll H. C. Russell 23 G. L. BULLOCK WINS RECOGNITION AS SONG WRITER By W. L. Kean, Louisville, Ky. It should be of special interest to the teachers and music lovers of the state of Kentucky to know that George L. Bullock, teacher at Central High School for the past 22 years has gained recognition as a song writer through a major publishing house, The W. C. Handy Brothers, Mus- ic Publishers, New York City. *Mr. Bullock has written in lyric form the life stories of Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, Robert Brooks, Dorie Miller and Matthew Henson, and in collaboration with Dr. Charles L. Cooke, of ASCAP these have been set to very appropriate and appealing melodies with a rich background of melodic harmony which should appeal to all those who love real music. These songs have been released in octavo form, and will also be published in Mr. Handy's greatest work, a volume of songs designed to teach Negro History, and titled-"Un- sung Americans Sung." All lovers and teachers of Ne- gro History, and those who ajppre- ciate music of a higher type than jazz and swing would do well to include this volume in their library of treasureed historical and musical collection. AMERICAN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PLEADS FOR FULL UTILIZATION OF NEGRO RESOURCES The meeting of the American Teachers Association scheduled for Langston, Oklahoma, last August was cancelled due to the remoteness of that city from the homes of much of the organiza- tion's active membership, and consequent transportation diffi- culties. In its stead, a Special Planning Conference of officials of Negro state, regional and na- tional professional organizations, was held August 25-26 in the city of Louisville, with the K.N.E.A. and Louisville Association of Teachers in Colored Schools as co-hosts. Mr. Blyden Jackson, president of the latter organiza- tion, directed the activities of a local committee which arranged effectively for the housing and entertainment of delegates. Messrs. H. E. Goodloe and W. P. Offutt, Jr., elected by the K. N. E. A. as delegates to Langston, attended the Louisville conference and participated in its delibera- tions. At the close of the conference, presided over by Miss Mary Wil- liams, Charleston, West Virgin- ia, president, and with Dr. H. Councill Trenholm, Montgomery, Alabama, as secretary, the fol- lowing release was issued: The Special Planning Confer- ence held here at the Madison Street Junior High School for two days under the auspices of the American Teachers Associa- tion, in formal resolution at the closing session, asserted its deep concern that the Allied cause should emerge victorious. The principles of freedom and demo- cracy for which the Allied forces 24 fight, as contrasted with the ideas of racial oppression and economic imperialism basic in the Axis ide- ology, make the Allied cause "this last and best hope" of the Negro people. The deep concern and apprecia- tion of these issues, led this rep- resentative group of Negro educa- tors to view almost with, horror the efforts and sentiments of those who, in this dire hour of national peril actively stand against the full and unrestricted employment of Negroes in war industry. This short-sighted re- fusal to use a needed labor re- source . . . at a time when Ger- many has exhausted the labor resources of enemy Poles, Czechs, F'rench and Danes and is fnow importing Negroes from Central Africa to help the German war effort and when the Japanese are busily re-equipping ship- yards and munition factories in China, the Philippines and Burma to add joyfully to their labor re- sources there . . . seemed to this group to be so unreasonable as to border on stupidity and even treachery. Certainly no German, Italian, of Japanese propagandist could wish for a happier success than to keep 13 million willing Negro laborers from adding their full- est measure to the war produc- tion in America. Aside from all considerations of "Democracy" and "Equality," this group ex- pressed the opinion that our unit- ed efforts need to be brought against the German - Japanese Aryans if they are to be defeated and if America is to emerge from this. conflict as a first class, not a second-class power. Victory in the current war, said these educators, depends . . and let us not forget it . . oni ideas as well as on armed conquest The interest of the American Ua- jority, both for today and for to- morrow, lies in a continuous and accelerated progress toward the achievement of *the American ideal, equality of opportunity for all without differentials based on economic circumstance of the sec- tion of the country in which they reside or sex or race. NEWS ITEMS Mr. Atwood S. Wilson, former secretary of the K.N.E.A., was elected this summer to member- ship in Phi Delta Kappa, honor- ary educational fraternity. He became a member of the chapter at the Univ. of Chicago where he has done outstanding work. Miss F. Yolanda Barnett, form- er teacher at the Madison Street Junior High School, Louisville, has resigned to accept a position as special guidance counsellor for the Y.W.C.A., with headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Edward Q. Adams, former Central High School athlete, has recently joined the faculty of his alma mater. Mr. Adams se- cured his technical training at Tuskegee Institute, and was for several years principal at *a school at Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Edmund Bolan, teacher of mechanical drawing at Central High School, has joined the arm- ed forces and is stationed in Texas. Dr. Bertram W. Doyle, who has been general secretary of the Board of Education of the C. M. E. Church since 1937, has accept- ed appointment as dean of the Louisville Municipal College, ef- fective December 1. 25 Mr. H. C. Russell, former state W. Y. A. director, and recipient of the 1942 Lincoln Key award is now located at Kentucky State College as the Co-ordinator of War Training. Miss Lulu B. Smith, who retir- ed last June after 42 years of teaching in the Lincoln-Grant School, of Covington, and Miss Mary E. Allen, who retired from this school two years ago, were honored guests at a party in their honor given by three popular clubs of their home city. Mr. G. Blyden Jackson, presi- dent of the Louisville Associa- tion of Teachers in Colored Schools, as his first official act, suggested that the Louisville tea- chers who were retiring last June be honored. The suggestion was readily carried out by. the proper committees, with the result that ;a breakfast, attended by over a hundred Louisville teachers, was held in the Brock building in hon- or of the city's retiring teachers and principals. Mrs. Arline Book- er Allen made a delightful mis- tress of ceremonies on this oc- casion. Mr. W. 0. Nuckoils, principal of the Rosenwald High School, Providence, reports that his school opened with a normal sit- uation. During the last school year Mr. James R. Shearer, tea- cher of the fifth and sixth grades was called to the army. His place is being filled by Mrs. Gen- eva Caldwell, of Henderson. Mr. William R. King, teacher of music at the Madison street Junior High School, is now in training at the United States Naval Training Station, Great 1jakes, Illinois. He has the rank of Musician, first class. GENERAL NEWS BOARDING HIGH SCHOOL A bill introduced in the Ken- tucky Legisl. ture this year and favored by the Senate but fail- ing to come to a vote in the House, had for its purpose state operation of a Negro boarding high school. This is advisable because the sparse Negro popula- tion in some sections of the state, and transportation difficulties, deprive many childi en of the opportunity for high school edu- cation. Although in every coun- ty where there are enough color- ed high school pupils there is a twelve-grade school for them on- ly fifty of the one hundred twen- ty counties in the state have such schools. Mr. L. N. Taylor, of the State Department of Educa- tion, points cut that when ithe State sets apart appropriate funds so the State Board may aid dis- tricts that must board their pu- pils outside their counties, a num- ber of advantages will follow. Lincoln Institute has expressed a willingness to co-operate with the State in such a project when- ever the latter will assume the financial operation on a reason- able and reliable basis. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND THE NEGRO IN BUSINESS The United States Department of Commerce recently made -pub- lic a partiaa list of contract awards to Negroes in business consummated by various Federal agencies. Included in the list were the following negotiations with architectural and construc- tion firms: 26 1-Samuel F. Plato of Louis- ville, Kentucky has been awarded several contracts by the Public Buildings Administration for the construction of post office build- ings and defense housing projects. 2.-The firm of McKissack and McKissack of Nashville, Tenn., has constructed several schools in Tennessee under the Public Works Administration Program. 3.-Hilyard A. Robinson, Arch- itect of Washington, D. .C., was appointed architect consultant to the Public Buildings Administra- tion for the design of a defense housing project at Sparrows Point, Mairyland. 4.-The firm of Robinson, Por- ter and Williams was awarded the contract for architectural ser- vices on the Langston Terrace Housing Project in Washington, D. C. 5.-Additional projects con- structed by the Plato firm in- clude 88 dwelling units at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., 304 dwell- ing units at Sparrows Point, Md. and two dormitories'for' colored girls consisting of 829 rooms with welfare, infirmary and recrea- tional attachments at Washing- ton, D.- C., The estimated cost of construction of the combined projects totals $2,835,400; the contractor's fee amounts to $109,- 600. L. A. T. C. S. FETES RETIRING TEACHERS On a morning of last June the Louisville Association of Teachers in Colored Schools staged, as its salute of appreciation to those of its members who were with- -drawing from active duty, a breakfast. The entire affair was admirably managed by a comMit- tee oommposed of Mrs. Arline Book- er Allen, Miss Jessie Carter and Mrs. Aora Bertram Ellison. Mrs. Allen, the chairman of the com- mittee, also served as toast-mis- tress for the occasion. The breakfast was held in the ballroom of the Brock building on a Saturday morning. There, considerably more than a hun- dred Louisville teachers assem- bled to eat some excellent food and to honor the Louisville teach- ers who were retiring from the school room at the expiration of the then current term, and Mr. W. H. Perry, Sr., whose active service had ceased within recent years. The atmosphere of the occas- ion was unforgettably precious. Group singing to the piano ac- companiment of Mr. William R. King relaxed and unified the group. BrIef speeches were made by Miss Salome C. Worthington and Mr. Perry, Sr. -Mr. Cotter read to the assembly excerpts from the body -of his poetry, Mr. G. W. Jackson delivered to the honored guests, in the name of the - L.A.T.C.S., an expression of 'their colleagues' appreciation of their singular good works, both within the school system to which they had contributed so much, and throughout a community whose life they had incalculably enriched. Impromptu remarks were made by Mr. W. H. Perry, Jr., Mr. Lyman T. Johnson, retir- ing president of the L.A.T.C.S., and Mr. Blyden Jackson, presi- dent for the current year. The retiring teachers, in whose honor the affair was planned were: Miss Charlotte Bryant, Miss S. C. Worthington, Mrs. Gertrude A. Bassett, Miss Lucre- tia Gibson, Miss Reubena D. Rog- ers, Prof. Joseph S. Cotter, Miss Carrie Alexander. 27 K. N. E. A. Directors In Their Country's Service DAVID A. LANE, JR. Two K.N.E.A. directors, elected at the last session, have tempor- arily left their customary activi- ties to render service in national defense. Mr. David A. Lane, Jr., a first lieutenant in World War I, and dean of the Louisville Mu- nicipal College since 1937, has been commissioned captain in the Army Specialist Corps. He is now stationed at Fort Douglas, Utah, and is educational adviser for the Ninth Service Command, which includes eight far Wes- tern states. Buy 8 VICTOR KENT PERRY Mr. Victor K. Perry, former Fisk University athlete, and for fourteen years teacher of physics at Central High School, has rec- ently joined the armed forces and is now located at Leonard Wood,. Missouri, where he is taking his basic training. Mr. Perry was serving his third term as K.N.E. A. director. Both directors were given appro- priate "send-offs" by their friends and co-workers before their de- partures from Louisville. War Bonds Suggestions For April Meeting:-The Workshop H. -R. Merry, President, Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes The theme of the K.N.E.A. for the coming session in April is very appropriate indeed, coming fat a time when all the world is locked in a death struggle. We feel the time has come when, in- -stead of listening to a number of lectures, there should be a larger participation on the part of all ithe members of the association and that each one should be able to take back with him some tan- gible information that would be ,of benefit to his school and com- munity. It is suggested that at ,our next meeting there be vari- ,ous small groups, composed of interested members, who would -discuss their many problems and .attempt to find means of solution. fhe Secondary School Study for Negroes, under the direction Mr. W. A. Robinson, has been -under way for the past three years, and has conducted work- shops in three centers of the south, Atlanta, Hampton and Durham. In these workshops were representatives from all the southern states. The aim has been to keep pace with the new trends in the field of education, and to make new approaches in our teaching so as to make our instruction more functionaL to meet the present day needs of boys and girls. It is suggested that we take advantage of the information se- cured in this workshop idea. Much might be gained by having a workshop set up at our K.N.E. A. meeting with college presi- dents and school principals in a group meeting with the discussion led by experts, such as Mr. W. A. Robinson, director of the South- ern study, or his assistant, Mr. W. H. Brown, or some other per- son well versed in workshop pro- cedure. From these discussions, each participant could carry back to his school and community plans for the reorganization of his educational program in such a way that his teachers would be able to present their subjects in a way that would help *the pupils be better prepared for the world of tomorrow. In addition to this group of ex- ecutives, there might be group meetings of teachers of various subjects, as mathematics, Eng- lsh, and the social studies. These groups could call in special con- sultants in the respective fields, and from the discussions should result better approach in teach- ing, and assistance to teachers for developing satisfactory tech- niques for attacking their prob- lems. Thus the Secondary School Study would be brought directly to Kentucky and each school would be able to benefit from findings of its representatives. The result should be the creation of a better teaching situation in each of our many communities. Such a meeting of the various groups should promote the de- velopment of school experiences that will better serve the critical needs of Kentucky Negro chil- dren. 29 1942 K. N. E. A. Honor Roll The principals and school officials named below sent to the secet tary-treasurer membership fees for all the teachers of their respective schools, as indicated. SCHOOL Dunbar High Russell Junfior High Constitution George Carver Booker T. Washington Jackman High Southgate Street Mayo-Underwood *Ed Davis *Oliver High Rosenwald High *Bate DuBois High Central High Greenville Tr. John G. Fee Western High State Street Dunbar High Drakesboro Com. Hi Hazard Lynch High Roland Hayes High Bardstown Training *Benham High Hodgenville *Knob City Todd Co. Training Corydon Graded Henderson Co. ConsL Pembroke *.Rosenwald High Bond-Washington Rosenwald Western High Simmons St. High Dunbar Rosenwald High Durham High Perry A. Cline Alves Street Carlisle PRINCIPAL P. L. Guthrie W. Taylor Seals J. B. Cauldcer Ada B. .Withrow Lucy H. Smith R. L. Do-wery Charles L. Harris James B. Brown Betty W. Davis G. W. Adams Pearl M. Patton H. E. Goodloe J. E. Bean Marjorie Simmons H. C. Mathis W. H. Humphrey M. E. Kellis E. T. Buford Hattie J. Lewis Richard McReynolds A. D. Puryear W. L. Shobe A. F. Gibson C. H. Woodson J. A. Matthews A. R. Lasley George A. Edwards J. W. -Waddell A. M. Green Willa West Alex S. Hopson W. 0. Nuckolls J. V. Robinson L. J. Buckner S. L. Barker W. J. Christy F. I. Stiger J. B. Clemmons M. J. Strong W. R. Cummings C. M. Cabell Carrie D. Murray s0 CITY Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Columbia Newport Frankfort Georgetown Winchester Madisonville Danville Mt. Sterling LaCenter Greenville Maysville Paris Bowling Green Cadiz Drakesboro Hazard Lynch Pineville Bardstown Benham Hodgenville Russellville Elkton Corydon Henderson. Pembroke Providence Elizabethtown Trenton Owensboro Versailles Mayfield Harlan Campbellsville Pikeville Henderson Carlisle SCHOOL *,Eminence Jr. High Central City Bennecker High Rosenwald Dunbar Milton Junior High B. T. Washington Dunbar High Glasgow Richmond High Lincoln High Garfield Liberty High Lancaster & Gar. CC Bowman Valley West Side High Attucks Lincoln High Shelbyville. Palmer-Dunbar. Springfield Graded LaGrange Co. Trng. Lincoln-Grant Horse Cave *Lincoln High Douglass Lincoln Dunham High Dunbar PRINCIPAL L. L. Spradling Mabel W. Render W. E. Newsome J. C. Caldwell Henry Frizell William Snorton G. P. Wilson R. H. Sewell J. G. Fletcher H. S. Osborne M. 0. Strauss Karl Walker, Sr. o. Margaret Burdette Henry Owens, Jr. Clara Clelland John Baker G. Briscoe Houston R. D. Roman W. T. Gilbert A. C. Phillips James T. Cooper H. R. Merry Newtons S. Thomas M. F. Perkins Theda Van Lowe E. W. Whitesides W. F. Mudd E. E. Edwards CITY Eminence Central City Cynthiana Nicholasville Fulton Hopkinsville Somerset Glasgow Richmond Middlesboro Paducah Hazard Lancaster Bairdstown Jet. Harrodsburg Hopkinsville Franklin Shelbyville Wheelwright Springfield La Grange Covington Horse Cave Stanford Lexington Paducah Jenkins Owensboro NAME Kentucky State Coil. West Kentucky State Vocational Training Lincoln Institute Ridgewood Louisv. Mun. College Ky. School for Blind STATE INSTITUTIONS OFFICIAL CITY R. B. Atwood, Pres. Frankfort M. H. Griffin, Pres. Paducah W. M. Young, Director Lincoln Ridge L. B. Jett, Supervisor Anchorage David A. Lane, Dean Louisville Elizabeth Minnis, Pr. Louisville LOUISVILLE SCHOOLS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Central High Atwood S. Wilson S. C. Taylor Joseph S. Cotter Douglas G. H. Brown D. Bannecker Rebecca M. Guest George McClellan Frankie M. Nelson Charles Young Jessie Carter Booker T. Washington T. J. Long Lincoln T. J. Long el SCHOOL Phyllis Wheatley Mary B. Talbert Paul Dun~bar Virginia Avenue Parkland James Bond Highland Park G. G. Moore Western Madison Jr. High Jackson Junior H COUNTY SUPT. igh PRINCIPAL J. B. Cooper Ellen L. Taylor Ellen L. Taylor C. A. Liggin C. A. Liggin R. D. Rogers Lydia S. Radford Mabel L. Coleman I. W. St. Clair W. H. Perry, Jr. A. E. Meyzeek OR ORGANIZER Christian N. T. Hooks Bath W. W. Roschi *Adair C. W. Marshall Clark W. G. Conkwright Spencer Hubert Hume Montgomery Nell G. McNamara McCracken Miles Meredith Union T. V. Fortenberry Fayette D. Y. Dunn Logan G. B. Williams Warren Everett Witt Hart J. C. Cave Marion Hugh C. Spalding Boyle H. A. Cocanougher Madison J. D. Hamilton Henderson Rosa E. Cabell, Supt Washington J. F. MeWhorter Garrard Margaret Burdette Carlisle E. B. James* Daviess E. W. Richmond Simpson Herbert Foster Lincoln F. N. McWhorter Boone Lula M. Sleet* *Henry L. L. Spradling* Jefferson Orville J. Stivers Taylor George E. Sapp Fulton J. C. Lawson Letcher C. V. Snapp *Pike C. H. Farley Scott F. W. Hood Todd Iola Morrow *designates Organizer; otherwise, it is tV COUNTY SEAT Hopkinsville Owinsville Columbia Winchester Taylorsville Mt. Sterling Paducah Morganflield Lexington Rusgellvlle Bowling Green Munfordvlle Lebanon Danville Richmond Henderson Springfield Lancaster Bardwell Owensboro Franklin Stanford Burlington Eminence Louisville -CamtpbeilsVille Hickman Jenkins Pikeville Georgetown Elkton ie Superintendent. Lexington Public School System ............... Supt. W. T. Rowland *before the name of any school or county denotes that the entire faculty enrolled as Honor Members. 32 t. Honor Members 1942 The Association commends espe- cially the 131 members named be- low, each of whom voluntarily paid an annual membership fee of $1.50 at the last session, in- stead of the constitutional fee of $1.00 in order to aid in the devel- opment of the Association's Pro- gram: Mr. G. W. Adams, Winchester Miss Carrie Alexander, Louis- ville. Miss Emma J. Alexander, Lou- isville. Mrs. Kate Alexander, Burkes- ville. Miss ville. Miss. yulle. Mrs. inence Miss boro. Miss ville. Mrs. S. Belle Alexander, Louis- Margaret Andrews, Dan- Nannie Armstrong, Em- Alma Boulden, Middles- Maxine Baughman, Dan' Cornelia Bennett, Frank- fort. Mr. C. R. Bishop, Providence Mr. W. 0. Black, Stone Mrs. Etta B. Blanton, Frank- fort. Mr. Irvin Bomar, Columbia Mr. James B. Brown, Frank- fort. Mr. John M.Burbridge, Burkes- ville. Mr. F. A. Cabell, Louisville. Miss L. E. Caldwell, Danville. Mr. James R. Callery, Winches- ter. Mrs. Juanita Callery, Winches- ter. Mr. H. G. Carroll, Ben-ham Miss Lena GCCaywood, George- town. Miss Laura F. Chase, Frankfort Mrs. Ora M. Cheaney, Frank- fort. Mr. Dalton M. Childress, Col- umbia Miss Hattie Clarkson, New Castle Mrs. Julia A. Colerane, Win- chester Mrs. M. E. Compton, Hickman Mr. J. Bryant Cooper, Louis- ville. Miss Minnie Cross, Bardstown Mrs. Ora Lee Curry, Columbia Mrs. Betty W. Davis, Gecrge- town. Miss Jessie Deadwyler, Stone Miss John E. Dickerson, Rus- sellville. Mrs. M. L. Doneghy, Danville Mrs. Katherine Douthitt, Frank- lin. Rev. Sam L. Dotson, Cave City Mr. R. L. Dowery, Columbia Miss Adella Earley, Henderson Mr. George Edwards, Russell- ville Mrs. Geneva Ferguson, Provi- dence Mrs. Susie B. Fish, Danville. Mr. Joe A. Gaines, Stanford Miss Allie Gentry, Irvine Mr. Alvantus Gibson, Pineville Miss Annette Gillespie, George- town. Prof. H. E. Mrs. Stella vile Mrs. Myrtle Miss Lettie chester Goodloe, Danville H. Gray, Russell- Green, Livermore P. Greene, Win- Mr. M. H. Griffin, Paducah Miss Mayme Grimsley, Lexing- ton. Mrs. Thelma W. Hampton, Ben- ham. Mr. Thomas J. Harville, Ben- ham. as Mrs. E. M. Henderson, Win- chester. Miss Lillian Holmes, Winches- ter. Miss Mary C. Holmes, Frank- fort. Miss Leola Hughes, Columbia Mrs. Florine T. Ingram, Dan- ville. Mr. Lyman .T. Johnson, Louis- ville. Miss Maggie E. Jones, Dan- ville Miss Estella M. Kennedy, Har- rod's Creek Miss Lillian E. Larke, Emin- ence Mrs. Annie Lasley, Columbia Mr. J. T. Lasley, Columbia Mrs. Mollie Lasley, Columbia Mr. Robert Lawery, Louisville Miss Hettie B. Lewis, Russell- ville. Miss Mary E. Lindsey, Frank- Mr. W. W. Maddox, Paducah Miss Mayme L. Martin, Colum- bia. Mr. George E. Mason, Benham Mr. J. A. Matthews, Benham Mrs. J. A. Matthews, Benham Mr. H. C. Mathis, Greenville Miss Fannie B. Miles, Benham Mrs. Mary L. Miller, Winches- ter. Miss Emma C. Minns, Ver- sailles. Miss E. E. Mitchell, Danville Mrs. Maggie Mitchell, Aflex Miss Ovenus Mitchell, Provi- dence. Mr. Ray m o n d McClellan, Georgetown Miss Mary E. Neal, Georgetown Miss Eloise Newhouse, Colum- lbia. Mr. W. E. Newsom, Cynthiana Mrs. Helen 0. Nuckolls, Provi- dence. Mr. W. 0. Nuckolls, Providence Miss Mildred Oxndorff, Russdl- ville. Mr. H. S. Osborne, Middlesboro Miss Anna Owens, Somerset. Miss Marietta Peay, Frankfort Mr. Hubert H. Page, Winches- ter. Mr. B e n j a m i n Patterson, Georgetown Miss Elizabeth Perkins, Stan- ford. Mr. M. F. Perkins, Stanford Mr. W. H. Perry, Jr., Louisville Mr. W. H. Perry, Sr., Louisville Mrs. Anna C. Phillips, Spring- field Mrs. Lucy C. Phillips, Emin- ence Miss Ella P. Pryor, Danville. Miss Missouri Quinsenlberry, Winchester Miss Letilla V. Ranels, Win- chester Miss Frances Richardson, Dan- ville Miss Marie G. Robinson, Frank- fort Miss Evelyn Russell, Russell- ville Miss Alice D. Samuels, Frank- fort. Mr. Richard H. Sewell, Glas- gow. Mrs. Gertrude Sledd, Danville. Mr. M. J. Sleet, Paducah " Miss Fannie J. Sloan, Winches- ter. Mr. J. B. Smith, Benham. Mr. William Snorton, Hopkins- ville. Mr. Louis L. Spradling, Emin- ence. Mrs. E. G. Spencer, Benham Miss Fannie M. Spotts, George- town. Mr. Wallace E. Strader, Burl- ington. Miss Nannie B. Sweatt, mus- seilville 84 Mrs. Ellen L. Taylor, Louisville Mrs. Vivian S. Taylor, Win- chester. Miss Sallie R. Tilford, George- town. Mrs. Lula Ward, Pleasureville Mr. Wilber A. West, Danville. Miss Ida White, Columbia. Miss Paralee White, Columbia Mrs. L. B. Whitney, Chaplain Miss Betty B. Williams, Colum- bia. Mrs. Marie Williams, Winches- ter. Mrs. Dollye W. Wilson, Owens- boro. Mr. James P. Wilson, George- town. Mrs. Debora Woollolk, Provi- dence. Miss Maggie J. Wright, Stan- ford. LIFE MEMBERS OF THE K. N. E. A. The following persons became life members of the Association upon payment of ten dollars each during the 1942 convention: Mrs. Bernice Batts Arter ...... ............. Louisville Miss Jessie R. Carter ........ ..... ............ Louisville Mrs. M. L. Copeland ........ ............. ........ Frankfort Miss Marguerite Parks ....... . .. Louisville Rev. M. B. Lanier .... ...... . . ............. Louisville Miss Carrie B. Pate ........ ................. Louisville Proof.. E. W. Whiteside..... .............. Paduca.i Miss Eunice Singleton ...... ................ .Louisville Miss Arnah Wilson ........ ...................Louisville Mr. Atwood S. 'Wilson ....... ................. Louisville SERVES IN NATIONAL DEFENSE Dr. J. T Williams, member of Advisory Committee on Edu- cation to the Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation. Kentucky has been honored in the appointment of Dr. J. T. Wil- liams, dean of Kentucky State College, as ta member of the Ad- visory Committee on Education to the joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and; Recreation. This committee is concerned with the development of programs of education for men in the armed forces, both as a part of national defense and to prepare them fobr return to post- war civil life with more adequate educational preparation. Every effort is being mAde to provide the best possible instruc- tional material for the off-duty study of the enlisted men, and to adapt it to effective use under B5 the varying environment of mili- tary life. Efforts are also being made to develop reliable tests and test procedures for the pos- sible evaluation of learning ex- periences. The advisory committee of which Dr. Williams is a member was appointed to aid in the de- velopment of instructional and test materials. It meets monthly in a two day session, assists in the development of policies, in the preparation of instructional and test materials; at the request of the armed forces, reviews the materials submitted and makes such other recommendations re- garding courses and credit, as in its judgment, will increase the effectiveness of the Army insti- tute in its services to men and women in the armed forces. Oth- er members of the committee are: E. G. Williamson, University of Minnesota, chairman; W. W. Charters, Stephens College; Paul Ezssert, Grosse Point Public Schools; Frank Holt, Univ. of Wisconsin; John. 0. Keller, Penn- sylvania State College; Everett F. Lindquist, University of Iowa; C. S. Marsh, American Council on Education; George S. Miller, Tufts College; William F. Rasche, Mil- waukee Vocational School; Paul Rehmus, Lakewood P u b 1 i c Schools; George W Rosenlof, Uni- versity of Nebraska. K. N. E. A. KULLINGS Mr. R. L. Dowery, former prin- cipal of Jackman High Schciol Columbia, is now principal of the Franklin School, Franklin, Kentucky. Mr. A. L. Poole, former prin- cipal of the Warren. County High School, is now the head of the mathematics department of the State Street High School, Bowl, ing Green. Mr. H. A. Yost, former coach of the State Street High School foot- ball and basketball teams, has accepted a position at the Plain- field Reformatory, Plainfield, Ind. Mr. L. J. Twyman, of the Glas- gow High School, has answered his country's call to service. Mr. Dan L. Kenner, of the. Todd County Training School1 has also been called to service in the United States army. Hie is: succeeded in the Training School by Mr. Frank Simpson. Miss Christine Barlow is tea-- ching in the State Street Higb School, Bowling Green. The Third District Teachers' Association met in Greenville, Kentucky, on October 30. Mr. A. L. Poole, president, reports that. the general theme considered. was "Guidance." The First District Teachers' As-- socaton met on October 9. Mrs. M. 0. Strauss, Paducah, is presi-- dent, and Mrs. B. M. Schofield,. Mayfield, secretary. Mrs. Helen 0. Nuckolls, presi-- dent of the Second District Tea-- chers' Association, conducted a meeting of that organization il. the Rosenwald High School, Mad- isonville. Mrs. Pearl M. Patton,. principal of the school, is secre-- tary of the district association. Theme of the meeting was: "Meeting a New Challenge." Mr. Austin Edwards, teache- in the Earlington School, has- joined the armed forces. Mr. Whitney M. Young, Jr., re-- signed from the position of coacbL and teacher in the Rosenwa&ld High School, Madisonville, to take training in the Federal Ra- dio Service. 6