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Volume 5 October-November 1934 No. 1 1934 Annual Proceedings I Am Education I BEAR THE TORCH that enlightens the world, fires the imagination of man, feeds the flame of genius. I give wings to dreams and might-to hand and brain. From out the deep shadows of the past I come, wearing the scars of struggle and the stripes of toil, but bearing in triumph the wisdom of all ages. Man, because of me, holds dominion over earth, air and sea; it is for him I leash tlhe lightning, plumb the deep and shackle the ether. I am the parent of progress, creator of culture, molder of destiny. Philosophy, Art and Science are tools in mmy hand. I banish ignorance, discourage vice, disarm anarchy. The school is my workship; here I stir ambitions, stim- ulate ideals, forge the keys that open the door to opportunity; I am the source of inspiration; the aid of aspiration . I Am Irresistible PowerI "An Equal Educational Opportunity for Everp Kentuckp Child" 5 5 1 S I a SM SM The Kentucky State Industrial College Frankfort, Kentucky ENTERS ITS A4 Year of Service To Negro Youth A Progressive State Supported Institution For Full Partculars Address R. B. ATWOOD, Proesident I The K. N. E. A. Journal Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association Vol. V. October-November,'1934 ' No. 1 Published by the Kentucky Negro Educational Association Editorial Office at 1926 W. Madison Street Louisville, Kentucky Atwood S. Wilson, Executive Secretary, Louisville; Managing Editors, *R. B. Atwood, Frankfort, President of K. N. E. A. Board of Directors J. L. Bean, Versailles W. S. Blanton,' Frankfort S. L. Barker, Owensboro F. A. Taylor, Louisville 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. (One Dollar) includes subscription to the Journal Rates for Advertising space mailed on request Present Circulation, 2,000 copies.. 1934 K. N. E. A. Membership, 1140 CONTENTS Officers for 1934-35 ....................... ....... ....... 2 The President's Letter ............... ....................... 3 Editorial Comment ................. ............I ............ 4 K. N. E. A. Annual Session, 1934 ............6......I........,.. 6 Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Report .......... .. . ...20 Fundamentals in the Education of Negroes ............ ..... -25 K. N. E. A. KuUlings ......2...........6......................26 1934 X. N. E. A. Membership by Counties ............. .......... 29 K. N. E. A. Honor Roll for 1934 . ......................... 31 The American School ............ .............. ............ 32 K. N. E- A. OFFICERS For 1934-35 BOARD OF DIRECTORS R. B. Atwood, Chairman Ex-Officio ...................... Frankfort W. S. Blanton, (Term Expires, 1936): ...... ............. Frankfort J. L. Bean, (Term Expires, 1936) ........................ Versailles F. A. Taylor, (Term Expires, 1935) ..................... Louisville S. L. Barker, (Term Expires, 1935)... .................. Owensboro GENERAL OFFICERS R. B. Atwood, President ................................ Frankfort Atwood S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer . ............ Louisville Miss L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary . .............. Winchester G. W. Parks, Historian .................. I.,.Richmond VICE-PRESIDENTS Mrs. Ellen L. Taylor, First Vice-President ................. Louisville E. T. Buford, Second Vice-President ................. Bowling Green T. R. Dailey, High School and College Dept. W. K. I. C ...... Paducah Mrs. L. H.' Smith, Elementary Education Depaitment ...... Lexington Miss R. L. Carpenier, Music Department . ... ..... Louisville Mrs. Blanche Elliott, Primary Department ................G reenville Whitney Young, Vocational Education Department.... .. . Lincoln Ridge W. H. Fouse, Principals' Conference ...... .............. Lexington H. A. Kean, Athletic Department ......... ...... . Frankfort Miss A. M. Emanuel, Foreign Language Department ........ Louisvdille Mrs. M. L. 'Copeland, Rural School Department ........... Hopkinsville Miss Ouida Wilson, Art Department ..................... Louisville DISTRICT ORGANIZERS E. W. Whiteside, First District .......................... Paducah W. 0. Nuckols, Second District ........................ Providence H. E. Goodloe, Third District ......................... Russellville R. L. Dowery, Fourth District ....................... Elizabethtown Miss Hattie Daniel, Fifth District ...... ................... . Louisville H. R. Merry, Sixth District . .................. Covington J. L, Bean, Seventh District . ................. Versailles J. W. Bate, Eighth District . ... ............. Danville W. E. Newsome, Ninth District.......... Cynthiana Roy Higgins, Tenth District................... . V1iec o W. L. Sho3he, Eleventh District . ............... Middlesboro 2 The President's Letter My Fellow Teachers: As we enter upon the 1934-35 school term, may I call your atten- tion to an accomplishment which causes us to rejoice. I refer to the new school code. The 1934 General Assembly has written into the organic laws of Ithe State a school *code that is progressive and that furnishes the foundation upon which the State can now build a public educational system. Prepared by men of the teaching profession, and other citizens interested in the schools, the new school code is fair to all groups and is destined to lift education in Kentucky out of the lowly rank of 42nd place and place her among the leading states of the Union. The 1934 Legislature provided a larger measure of support for schools than had been provided in previous years. In order that educational opportunities may be more completely equalized for every child, however, the State must yet provide a larger measure of support. Conceived in the spirit of justice and fairness to all, the school code is yet to be interpreted in the same spirit so as to bring to all the benefits intended by its authors. I urge all teachers and especially all principals to secure a copy of the new school laws and become well acquainted with the provisions contained therein. With this ac- complishment in the background. let us realize our added responsibility; let us enter upon our work this year determined that each child com- ing into *our care shall receive the fullest measure of educational opportunity. Very truly yours, R. B. ATWOOD, President, K. N. E. A. NOTE: Plan now to attend the Annual Session of the K. N. E. A. at Louisville APRIL 10, 11, 12 AND 13, 1935 i Editorial Comments ADULT EDUCATION AND NURSERY SCHOOLS In keeping with the theory that education is growth, may we observe the activity of the Federal Government in providing funds for the education of adults and for the pre-school child in the form of nursery schools. The K. N. E. A., ever on the alert to aid its teachers, has learned that this work is to be carried on again this year. Last year, adult education classes gave employment to more than 100 teachers of our group. Much good work was done by these teachers in training our adult population to read and write. Hundreds of our aged citizens learned to write their names and to read their Bibles for the first time in life. Thus, they were 'led out of the darkness of illiteracy to the light of intelligence. Unemployed teachers, principals, ministers, leaders should join hands in urging the local authorities that these programs be continued and that our adult citizens attend the classes in large numbers. The teachers are paid by the Federal Government. The place of meeting is provided locally. ,Get in touch with the superintendent of your local schools or Mr. Homer W. Nichols, Director of Special Education, Frankfort, Kentucky and start the work in your community. THE WASHINGTON CONFERENCE The National Conference on Fundamental Problems in the Edu- cation of Negroes met in Washington, D. C., May 9-12, 1934. The conference received a special message from the President of the United States and was addressed by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt as well as Secretary Ickes, Commissioner Zook, Honorable Oscar L. Chapman, and the Assistant Secretary of the Interior and other leaders of National importance. The climax of the conference was the adoption on the last day of the charter known as the "Fundamentals in thd Education of Negroes" and which is intended to serve as a guide to those working in this field. These fundamentals are being printed in large poster form, beautifully decorated and on heavy paper. In addition to the Fundamental Principles there will be printed in one corner of the poster the letter of greeting which President Roosevelt sent to the conference, and in another corner the official seal of the President. This poster will be similar to the Children's Charter and should be displayed on the walls of every Negro school room. Moreover, every office occupied by persons having any intelvest in Negro education and Negro life should -possess one of the posters. It will sell for only ten cents and may be purchased at a twenty-five per cent reduction 4 in quantities of a hundred or more. Members of the K. N. E. A. will want to help in disseminating information concerning this poster and in urging its purchase. The entire matter is in charge of Dr. Ambrose Caliver, Senior Specialist, U. S., Department of Interior. A discussion of these fundamentals should be included in your activities during American Education Week. Further literature will be available concerning the American Education Week activities at a later date. The Fundamentals of Negro Edueation will be found elsewhere. K. N. E. A. LOYALTY Each year the teachers of Kentucky are called upon to show their professional spirit by supporting the one organization that champions their rights and the cause of Negro Education in Kentucky. The efforts Of the K. N. E. A. and the K. E. A. are largely responsible for the recent enacting of the legislation that permitted the state per capita of $11.60 for the schools of this state. Because of these organizations our teachers may look forward with more assurance to receiving their salaries regularly and in full. These organizations cannot continue the work which they are doing without the support of every teacher in Kentucky. At this time of the school year teachers should thnkk about en- rollment in the K. N. E. A. for 1934-35. Already some teachers have paid the membership fee of one dollar for this year. These loyal Leachers who -have already enrolled for 1934-35 are doing the organization a special service. They are making their dollars more valuable by enrolling at a time when funds are needed to publish the K. N. E. A. Journal and carry on the work of the organization during the year. Principals and su perintendents are urged to collect, one dollar from each of their teachers and send the fees to A. S. Wilson, Secretary- Treasurer of the K. N. E. A. Schools that enroll 100 per cent of the teaching staff will receive an Honor Roll Certificate. Each colored teacher in Kentucky should show a professional spirit and give evidence of interest in our Negro youth by enrollment in the K. N. E. A. Last year we enrolled 1140. CAN WE NOT DO BETTER THIS YEAR? THE SPELLING BEE The Annual State Spelling Bee will be on Friday morning of the K. N. E. A. meeting in the Elementary School Department. Twelve prizes will be awarded, the first four being prizes of $10.00, $5.00, $3.00, and $2.00, and the remainder being dictionaries. The Louisville Courier-Journal has agreed to donate ten dollars and eight dictionaries for prizes in the K. N. E. A. spelling Bee. Local elimination contests will be held throughout the State and the winners will be in Louisville for the finale, The K. !T. E. A. Convention will be held April 10-13, 1935. K. N. E. A. Annual Session 1934 The K. N. E. A. held its 58th annual session April 18, 19, 20 and 21 in Louisville. The general theme of the Association was, "Meeting the Emergency in the Education of the Negro." The first session was held Wed- nesday, April 18, at 8:15 P. M., with the K. N. E. A. Officers and Directors seated on the rostrum, and Mrs. Fannie H. White, First Vice President, presiding. The Girls' Glee Club of Central High School directed by Miss Nannie G. Board, sang "The Glow- worm" by Lisker, after which in- vocation was given by Rev. Frafik M. Reid, Pastor of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church. The Welcome Address was de- livered by Mrs. Mayme S. Morris. Principal Jefferson-Jacob School, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Mrs. Morris very beautifully set forth; the objectives of the educators! "It is grand to feel that you as educators are a necessary part of the divine plan of creation-that everyone, no ratbter how :iunnble of origin, or meek of spirit is placed upon earth in a particular sphere for a definite purpose, with an individual mission. That mis- sion is "Go ye into all the world, teach boys and girls whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are good, whatsoever thing: are right, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever are lovely, these things and help make the world a better place to live." The Girls' Quartette of Central High School rendered the out- standing composition of Phillips, "Wake Up" after which the Re- sponse to Welcome was given by Mrs. Alice V. Weston, Lincoln School, Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Fannie H. White, First Vice President of the K. N. E. A. introduced the president of the K. N. E. A., R. B. Atwood, Presi- dent of K. S. I. C. who made the President's Annual Address. R. B. Atwood with his tabulated statistics, caused this session to go on record as one of the best informational sessions ever held. After the address the audience was thrilled with the rendition of "Blue Danube Waltzes," two pianos, con'osed by Straoss- Schultz and played by Joenna Offutt and Johnnie Mitchell, stu- dents at K. S. I. C. Frankfort. Miss Jane Hunter, Secretary Phyllis Wheatley Association, of Cleveland, Ohio, as guest speaker, delivered an address on "The Value of a Practical Education for the Masses." Miss Hunter stated, "Negroes will never come into their own until they learn to support their own institutions." "The professional field is en- tirely overcrowded and I do not want to tell you what is happen- ing to the doctors, lawyers and dentists. Negroes -eat more ice cream, chew more gum thian any other group. Why can't we manufacture ice cream, develop a plant?" "Negroes must not only be taught to pick cotton and plant potatoes and cultivate them-a different type of education is nec- essary. We need more licensed electricians, more interior decora- 6 tors, more steam-fitters." "Service is the keynote of afl real success. We must educate ourselves for greater service; for more direct usefullness to our fellow men. Let us not all try to be teachers and preachers. We must learn to till the soil, build more houses, make more dresses. Then we will really be developing and rendering a greater service to humanity." Thus, after announcements were made and the benediction given by Rev. W. P. Offutt, the session adjourned to meet on the morrow. 2ND GENERAL SESSION Thursday Morning-9:1S :This session opened with de. votionals. The Music, "America" and the "Negro National Anthem" were led by Miss Earline Goode,: director of Music, Jackson Junior IHigh School, Louisville. -Report of the Contact and Legis- lative Committee After the Educational Conumis- sion, created by the 1932 Legis- lature, had made its findings and begun to organize them, it was very necessary that they be in- terpret6d to the people who were to be served by them. The K. E. A. appointed an interpreting committee, appropriated funds for its work and charged it with the responsibility of working out a suitable program of getting the ,people properlV informed. This committee was composed of Mr. Harper Gatton, Superintendent of Madisonville Public Schools, chair- man; D. Y. Dunn, Superintendent of Fayette County schools; Su- perintendent James H. Richmond, Superintendent of Public Instruc. tion; P. H. Hopkins, Superinten- dent of City Selhools of Somerset, and Honorable Houston Quinn, of Louisville. Mr. R. K. Salyers was elected Executive Secretary, with headquarters in the Louisville K. E. A. office, as a full time worker, whose business it was to plan for a state-wide organization. Presi- dent R. B. Atwood of the K. N. E. A. appointed a contact com- mittee of twenty-five members, charged with the task of explain- ing to the masses the findings and recomimendations of the commis- sion. Our plan was to organize a committee in every county and district in the state. This com- iittee met in July, 1933 during the N. A. T. C. S., at Central High School in Louisville, and planned to make an intensive edu- cational campaign before the meeting of the 1934 General As- sembly. In cooperation with the K. E. A. Interpreting Committee, the State Department of Education, this committee set about to contact every individual, group, or organ- ization and to coordinate their efforts, influence and activities ihs the interest of a better educa- tional program for Kentucky. The State Department of Edu- pation gave us free access to all the necessary literature for dis. tribution. Your committee sent thiis literature to every section of our state, where any considerable number of our people lived. The chairman sent out 300 circular letters, 500 postal cards, and 200 personal letters in his effort to reach the leaders of our group in every part of our state. The committee suggested the following set up as an organization to be 7 used as a means of contacting: 1. )State Central Contact Com- mittee of Twenty-five members, with headquarters at Frankfort: Ky. 2. Eleven district committees, one in every congressional dis- trict, as per the old plan of dis- tricting. 3. A county committee in every county. 4. A city or town committee. 5. A college committee at each college. 6. All other established agen- cles as P. T. A.'s, College Alumni borganizations, women's c I u b s, churches, ministers' associations, fraternal organizations and medl- cal associations. That the masses might be intelli- gently informed about the find- ings and recommendations of the educational commission, this report was widely distributed in bulletins among teachers and patrons to be studied by the social science classes and discussed by various organizations and groups with special emphasis upon the funda- mental topics as they affected the school system as a whole, and as they affected Negro Education. Our K. N. E. A. Journal played an important part as a publicity agent among the teachers by carry- ing in the October-November Is- sue a list of nineteen suggested topics for discussion and an article 1-y our K. N. E. A. President in wvhich he calied attention to the fol- lowing recommendations of inter- ^st to Negroes in the Commission's report. 1. There should be created a State Superintendent of Publldc In- struction as Chairman and seven representative laymen of the state 8 appointed by the Governor. This 'board should have direction and supervision of the common schools, the colleges for Negroes, voca- tional education and civilian re- -habilitation. 2. The Constitution should be amended so that the reorganized State Board of Education shall appoint the chief state school of- ficer, who shall be known as the Commissioner of Education, and who shall 'serve as chief ex- ecutive officer of the Board. 3. Each school district should be governed by one board df edu- cation and should provide school service for all children residing within its boundaries without re- gard to race or color. 4. For extensive areas where there are but few colored children consideration should be given to the advisability of authorizing the State Board of Education to as- sign the control of school service of these children to certain cen- trally located school districts and apportion the costs equally. 5. The amount of agriculture extension income apportioned an- nually to the Negro farm people should be determined by the per- centage that the Colored rural farm population is of the total state rural farm population. 6. A study should be made to ascertain the number of state col- leges that should be maintained for colored people in Kentucky- and in this study consideration should be given to (a) vocational and scholastic needs, (b) the pop- ulation to be served, (c) justice as between white and colored groups, and, (d) economy in the use of public moneys. 7. The curricular offerings of the institutions 'of higher learning in Kentucky should be so coordi- nated that their program in the aggregate will constitute an ade- quate but more economical system of -higher education. 8. If the plan of assigning revenues from specific tax meas- ures for educat onal support is dollowed in the future, some defi. nite long-run provision of this sort, ought to be made for the maintenance of the' two colleges for Negroes. 9. A plan involving three parts is recommended for partially equalizing educational opportuni- ties: (a) Graded school districts should be required to assume en- tire financial responsibility for Negro children residing within their boundaries. (b) The.num'ber of school dis- tricts in the state should bet re- duced, and the immediate plan in- volving the program set out in Chapter II, "Administrative Or- ganization of the Public Schools" (c) The state share in financ- ing education should be increased and the local share correspondingly reduced. 10. That the preparation and administration of the budgets and salary schedules of all school dis- tricts be supervised by the State Board of Education through the State Department of Education. 11. That immediate- steps be taken to put into operation a state minimum salary schedule applying to all school districts, each local district being left free to supple. ment the state minimum salary. These recommendations have been worked into a school code and this -code is now the law. So it is now the duty of this organiza- tion to cooperate with the K. E. A. and our State Department of Edu- cation in putting the law into ef- feet and in making readjustments where they are necessary. For the first time in the his- tory of these two organizations tble leading educators in both races have worked together for a com- mon purpose-the improvement of our school system. In continuing this fine spirit of fellowship let us remember that "United we succeed, divided we fail". (Important features of the Ken- tucky School Code published by the Department of Education may be obtained in Vol. II, March, 1934, No. 1). This report as read by W. S. Blanton, 'Chairman, Frankfort, Kentucky, was adopted with ideas suggested by Mr. W. H. Fouse in- cluded. The annual report of the See- retary-Treasurer was given in spectacular 'completeness by Prof. A. S. Wilson, and placed in the hands of the Auditing Committee. To 'add to the enjoyment of thVi session musical numbers were ren- dered by the Jackson Junior High School Chorus, Miss Earline Go6d. Director. Mr. Paul Guthrie, Chairman of the Auditing Committee submitted the following report: April 18, 1934. TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF THE K.N.E.A. WE THE MEMBERS OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE RE- SPECTFULLY SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING REPORT: 9 Cash balance brought forward ............. $ 370.36 Cash Receipts April 15, 1933 to April 15, 1934 1033.86 Total Receipts and Cash on Hand .$1,404.22 Disbursements .1,375.43 Cash Bdlance, Apr. 1, 1934 28.79 As may be noted this report concurs with the report of the Secretary-Treasurer for this same period of time; however, we were unable to balance the said report with the bank statements due to the fact that the Secretary-Treas- urer had failed to record properly return checks on his records. The bank statements have showed $80.62 more than the treasurer's record, due to redeposits. These redeposits were occasioned by re- turn of some checks marked "in- sufficient funds". We take this opportunity to publicly convey commendation to the efforts of the Secretary-Treas- urer. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. We recommend that all re- turn checks be recorded on the credit side of the Cash Ledger as Disbursements, in order that the records of the Ledger and the bank statements coincide. 2. We recommend that the Board of Directors enact such legislation that will provide suffi- cient funds for the promotion of the financial affairs of the organi- zation, so that the Secretary- Treasurer will not be compelled to use his personal funds for such purposes. 3. We recommend that an Emergency Fund be created, out of which emergency cash disburse- -inents may be made, and that re. ceipts for expenditures of the same be preserved by the secretary to be balanced over against said emergency fund at the ciose of the fiscal year. All other expendi- tures must be paid by check. 4. After a conference with bank officials, we recommend that the Board of Directors confer wits said officials and advise the Sec- retary-Treasurer as to what dis- position should be made of the $1,014.63 on deposit at the Mu- tual Standard Bank. The variation in the bank balance and that of the Secretary-Treasurer's report is due to accumulative interest. Respectfully submitted, P. L. Guthrie J. D. Stewart This report was unanimously adopted. REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE This committee ruled that First and Second Vice Presidents, now serving were according to the Constitution, ineligible to succeed themselves. The nominating committee of the K. N. E. A. recommended the following officers for another year- R. B. Atwood, President Mrs. Ellen Taylor, First Vice- President E. T. Buford, Second Vice- President A. S. Wilson, Secretary-Treas- urer L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary G. W. Parks, Historian Boards of Direc~tors for another term: W. S. BTanton Frankfort J. L. Bean, Versa-lles Respectfully submitted, W. S. Newsome. Chairman H. E. Goodloe, Secretary 0 The Report was adopted and those officers nominated were efected by acclamation and one ballot cast for all. After announcements, this ses- sion adjourned. THIRD GENERAL SESSION Thursday Evening, 8 P.M. Seated on the rostrum were past presidents of the K. N. E. A. who were presented by Prof. W. H. Humphrey of Maysville. Ex-Presi- dent A. E. Mayzeek presided at this session. Music was rendered by the Louisville Normal School Glee Club, R. L. Carpenter, Di- rector, and the invocation was rendered by Rev. W. P. Offutt, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Louisville. Music (a) "Jesus is Listening" (V) "Steal Away", was beautifully rendered Iby the Melody Quartette. Announcements were given by A. S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasur- er of the K. N. E. A. Mrs. Lucy Harth Smith, Lex. ington, Kentucky introduced the guest speaker of the evening, Carter G. Woodson, Ph. D., President of Association of Negro Life and History, Washington, D. C. Dr. Woodson's address was rich in information, masterful in delivery and more than inspiring. Music was rendered by a chorus of teachers from the Jefferson County Teachers Association, di- rected by Mrs. Lavetta Smith, and two spirituals, (a) "Peter, Go Ring Them Bells" (b) "Be Calm Jordan", were rendered by the Melody Quartette, after which additional announcements, the benediction by 11 Rev. Offutt and adjournment took place. FOURTH GENERAL SESSION Friday Afternoon, 2:15 P. M. Dean R. E. Clement, Presiding A Band Concert was given by Kentucky School for the Blind, Otis Eades, Director: (a) Overture Theme from Opera. land by George Barnard (b) Military Escort, (March) by Harold Bennett (.c) Stars and Stripes Forever, by Sousa Prior to 'the addresses given at the session Dean Clement re- quested Prof. W. H. Perry, Jr., to give the report of the Resolu- tions Committee. REPORT OF THE RESOLU- TIONS COMMITTEE Louisville, Kentucky April 19, 1934 Mr. President and Members of the K. N. E. A.: The Resolutions Committee of this association respectfully sub- mits the following report. We have carefully considered all resolutions presented to us, and submit the following for your consideration. 1. A resolution addressed to the Kentucky Legislature, and based on the report of the State Central Contact Committee, made by its chairman, Prof. W. S. Blanton: WHEREAS, The 1934 session of the General Assembly of Ken- tucky shows that they are deeply interested in a program of edu- cation to give the children in the State an opportunity to prepare for the citizenship they are to sssume: and WHEREAS, T1ne General Assem- bly passed 'by an almost unani- mous vote the new school code recommended by the Educational Commission and sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Negro Educa- tion Association, thereby advanc- ing the school systemii of the State, a generation, therefore BE IT RESOLVED: That we ex- press to the members of the 1934 General Assembly individually and collectively our deep appreciation for the great service rendered Kentucky's 720,000 school chil- dren; and WHEREAS, The new school c6de did not contain any provision for revenue and will -not prevent a collapse of Kentucky's schools un- less the common school fund is substantially increased, therefore BE IT RESOLVED: That the members of the General Assembly be urged to raise by some appro- priate taxation the amount of money necessary to give to the schools a state per capita of $12.00; and WHEREAS, The two state col- leges for Negroes are sadly in need of funds for the proper maintenance and operation, es- sential physical improvements and additions in order to meet the educational standards required of them, F7E IT FURTHER RESOLVED- Tl-t-t the General Assembly be respectfully requested to appro- priate surms of money to both of these colleges adequate to ac. *comrnlish with efficiency the task which th~ey are called upon to de 1Fy the neople of the state. 2. A resolution, presented b) Piof. W. H. Fonse, urging a cer- tain interpretation of a statement included in the Kentucky School code: "In as much as item eleven of the "Summary on Negro Educa- tion" Page 28, touching Negro colleges of the State seems to rather lend itself to =nsinterpre- tation as well as to incorrect in- ference, we feel that this partic- ular item deserves to be enlarged upon. When it says that two Negro colleges are required to supply educational facilities for six per- ,cent of the state college enroll. ment while at the same time, only five white colleges are required to supply 94 per cent. of the state college enrollments, the conclu- sion naturally following this state- ment is that the Negroes are not justified in making or asking for any more since they already have too much for the services render- ed. This inference and conclusion is not justified for two reasons: ,(1) Because it does not take into account the fact that large numbers of Negroes seeking edu- *cation on a higher level than of- fered in the Kentucky schools for Negroes, hence are forced to migrate to other states to se- cure this education which is of- fered the whites here in Ken- tucky. (2) Because the word "col- lege" is not a 'standardized term and can easily become a source of confusion. It is a well known fact that the two so called Negro "colleges" together do not have the resources nor received the apropriations -equal to that given the smallest of the white colleges. Therefore be ft resolved that this item be interpreted in 12 _r-s Gus; Win emoody the Lloaghts outlined.in tne sugges- vU,s given above. ji. A resouuon preseuteu aDY Jvirs. L. B. Souse, as follows; "In as much as the National Associa- t.on of Colored Women nas been and is conducting an extensiov program for adult education and more study of the child in the Ã…Â½home, Be it Resolved: That the teachers of Kentucky endorse such a movement and pledge their cooperation and sup- port. 4. A resolution urged by the present 'secretary-treasurer ol the association, Prof. A. S. Wil- son: "Whereas section two of arti- cle seven of the present constitu- tion, adopted April 23, 1927 is .out of harmony with the present school organization in many lo- icalities, reading as follows: The Departments of this asso- ciation shall be: 1. Primary Education-Grade. 1-4 2. Elementary Education - Grades 5-9 3. High School and College- GrIades 9-12 and above ,4. Rural Schools 5. Music 6. Industrial Education 7. Principal's Conference 8. Commercial Education and 9. Parent Teacher Associa- tions BE IT RESOLVED, That article seven, Section 2 be modified to read as follows: The Departments of this asso- ciation shall be: 1. Elementary Education 1-6 2. High School and College-- ,Grades 7-12 and above 18 3. Rural Education 4. Vocational Education 5. Music 6. Principal's Conference 5. A resolution presented by Dr. E. E. Underwood, referring to the Emergency . School Relief measures before Congress, atd urged by the National Committee for Federal Emergency Aid for ,education of which superinten- dent James H. Richmond, of Ken- tucky is Chairman, is as follows (Copies of this resolution are to be sent, if approved, to the 9 Congressmen from Kentucky): "Resolved that the Kentucky Negro Educational Association hereby heartily endorses the comprehensive and forward look- ing plans and policies of Superin- tendent of Public Instruction James H. Richmond of Kentucky, Chairman of the Federal Advisory Committee on Emergency Aid in Education, for tihe R )ief of the various States, .by providing funds in sufficient amounts to enable them to "Carry cn" during the Feara of nineteen haiidrcd thirty four and nineteen hundred thirty- five thereby making it possible for them to stem th.3 tide durinz this period of depression which reacles the schools. :s it does all other agencies for good in this our common country. 6. A resolution from Mr. Thomas Shaffer, )f Stanford, Kentucky was presented. This resolution is not reported by the committee however. as its aim of securing f1-n-ds for use of the schools is amply pr ovidet' for in the previous resolutions present- ed. 7. In view of the Lac that the current session of tne K. N. E. A. has been characterized by a splendid spirit of progress and cooperation, and forward looking efforts, all of which have been greatly aided by the splendid sup- port of a host of interested indi- viduals, groups and organizations, be it resolved: That the Kentucky Negro Edu- cational Association go on recorti as expressing its thanks and ap- preciation to all who have in any way contributed to the success of the present session. Respectfully submitted, W. H. Perry, Jr., Chairman W. 0. Nucholls, Providence Miss Marie Spratt Brown, Paducah J. Bryant Cooper, Louisville Note: The above report was adopted by vote of the Association at this session. The fourth general session was opened by an invocation by Rev. A. L. Smith, of Louisville and music by the Boys Chorus of the Georgia G. Moore School. Two out. standing addresses were made on this program, (1) an address by Eugene Kinc- kle Jones, Adviser on Negro Af- fairs, Department of Commerce Washington, D. C., and (2) an address by J. W. Scott of Cincin- nati, the president of the N. A. T. C. S. These speakers were in- troduced by, Dean R. E. Clement,. After music by Lincoln Institute, this session adjourned, the audi- ence being invited to witness a style show, sponsored by the Do- mestie Art Department of Central High School. FINAL GENERAL SESSION Saturday April 21, 1934. This session was called to order 14 by R. B. Atwood, president of the K. N. E. A. The first feature was the conduction of a brief memo- rial service for deceased members of the K. N. E. A. during the past school year. This service was in charge of Rev. J. Francis Wil- son of Mlaceo. The service was featured by the report of the necrology committee which fol- lows: Louisville, Kentucky April 21, 1934 We your Necrology Committee submit the following report in re- gard to persons that have passed since we last met. The number is larger than here-to-fore, and we feel that it would 'be a fine thing to have this report made earlier ,before the general body, instead of at the close of the meeting on Saturday morning. All of these persons made worthwhile contri- butions to their various commun- ities, and we wish to speak of a few of these. Since time will not permit, may we say this in memory of all that have passed "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die." The names are as follows: Mr. Richard, Fayette County, Lexington, Kentucky. Mrs. Jessie Allen White, Book- er T. Washington School, Lexing- ton, Kentucky. Prof. Bates Caldwell, Western High School Principal, Owensboro Kentucky. Mrs. J. T. Green, Scott County, Georgetown, Kentucky. Mrs. Elizabeth Rankin Scott, Henderson, Kentucky. Mrs. Jennie Graves, Nlvholas ville, Kentucky. Mrs. Florence Gray, Nicholas- -lle, Kentucky. Miss Emmna Willis, Henderson, Kentucky. Miss Mary Belle Jones, Dan- ville, Kentucky. Miss Corine Richmond, Jenkins, Kentucky. Prof. J. Roger Jones, Printipat, Montgomery County Training School, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Miss Mayme Maxwell, Madison Junior High School, Louisville. Mrs. Josephine Smalling, Madl. son Junior High School, Louis- ville, Kentucky. Mrs. Nora L. Payne, Principal. Mary B. Talbert School, Louis- ville. Mrs. Fannie B. Gaddie, Marion County, Saloma, Kentucky. Prof. T. B. C. Williams, Prin- cipal, Franklin High School. Mr. Charles Bullard, Madison Junior High School, Louisville. Gone but not forgotten by the K. N. E. A. and the Committee you served. Death comes with reckless footsteps to hall and hut Think you death will tarry, knocking where the door is shut? Death does not destroy the in- habitants, it only takes down the building where you live. Job 30:23: I know that thou wilt bring me to death and Ito the house Appointed for all living. The new rendition, viz: I know thou wilt house me with death where all the living have to dwell. All must die and there art three things you may feel, viz: There is nothing unnatural There is nothing uncommon There is nothing accidental 1st-It is appointed. It is the natural law of all or- ganized bodies. To wear out, to decay, dissolve. Why should I refuse or dread the demand? It is dishonest to ob- ject. It is ungrateful to object. It is unphilosophic to object. 2nd-There will be nothing un- icommon. Were I one among a million singled out I might have reasons to complain. Since the mighty host gone before, who am I? 3rd-There will be nothing accidental. I know that thou will bring me to death, the house ap- pointed for all living. I know thou wilt house me with death where all the living have to dwell. My father will bring me to the grave. He will change my countenance and send me away. There are no accidental deaths and no premature graves. Death is a friends, it relieves us of earth's ills and ushers us into eternal, felicity. Death to the educator is a di- ploma in all degrees. Heaven is. a landscape without a grave. Sorroyfully submitted, Rev. J. Francis Wilson, Chairman Maceo, Kentucky Prof. R. L. Dowery, Secretary Elizabethtown, -Kentucky Mrs. Rebecca J. Tilley, Sorrowfully submitted, REPORTS OF DEPARTMENTS 1. High School and College- T. R. Dailey, Chairman, Dean of West Kentucky Industrial Col- lege, Paducah. It was suggested by Mr. Dailey that the School and College Department be given an- other room for meeting. President Atwood promised to 15 suggest this to the Board of Di- rectors. Some of the highlights of this meeting were the various Discus- sions, "The Effect of the Educa- tion Commission Report on Elimi- nating Inequalities of Negro Edu- ca. ion in the State", by Mr. L. N. Taylor, department of Education Frankfort; "Teaching High School Pupils How to Study", H. C. Rus- sell, K. S. I. C. Frankfort; "Ar- ticulation Problems of the High School and College". Dr. M. H. Watkins, Louisville, Municippj College; "The Need of Educa- tional Guidance of Prospective Students", Mr. H. S. Brown, W. K. I. C., Paducah. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DE- PARTMENT Mrs. Lucy Harth Smith, Com. Chr. Lexington Mrs. Smith suggested that het department be given the privilege and financial aid by K. N. E. A. to secure a special speaker from extension. Several outstanding ad- dresses were given in this depart- ment: "The Value of Tests and Measurem ents in Elementary Schools", Miss Clara Wendell Lexington. "The Negro in Litera- ture", Miss Iva D. Greene, Lex- ington; and Miss Helen Anthony gave a demonstration, "Mateialr and Methods in Reading" PRINCIPALS CONFERENCE W. H. Fouse Prof. Fouse suggested the Principals meet on Thursday af- ternoon in the future. This sug- gestion was because o! the poor attendance of the Principals at the Conference, due to the fact that they are unable to get in the city early enough for attend- ance. REPORT OF ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT K. S. I. C., Frankfort, Keane The Western District planned to organize and become affilia4-ed with the State Department. They spoke of State Tournaments and progress of Athle..ies in the State. Tlie President suggested and out- lined his work for the next year and fledged interest and continu- ed activity. He suggested that perhaps, two educational Confer- ences between Principals, and Superintendents and educational leaders of state be held. Special reports were given on the Foot- ball Season, Report of Ba,.lcotjall Tournament and Report of Girlse Athletics. The following topie3 were discussed Problems in the financing of an athletic pro- gram, Problems of Eligibility in Kentucky Schools and The Cor-' relation of Health, Recreational and Health Activities in Oum Schools. Much was gained from this session. VOCATIONAL DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME Whitneay M. Young, Presiding Of. ficer and Dean of Vocational De- partmenrt, Lincoln Institute of Kentucky This proved to be one of the most outstanding sessions held by departments; the musical rendi- tions by I ncoln Institute Quar- tet, Prof. E. Dickson, and others added much to the interest of tne occasion. The following statisti- cal 'and informational addresses were given: "Domestic Arts" by Mrs. Alice V. Weston, Director of Domestic Arts, Paducah, K., "Vocational Education as a Basis for Negro Business", Prof G. W. Saffell, Educator, and Business Man, Shelbyville, Kentucky, -"Trades", Prof. A. N. May, Di- rector of Trades, Lexington, Ken- tucky, "Home Making as a Vo- cation", Mrs. L. B. Fouse, Offil. cer of National Association of Col- ored Women, Lexington, Ken- tucky. "The Negro and the New Deal": Mr. J. A. Thomas, Secretary of the Urban League, Louisville Kentucky. "The National Govern- ment and Vocational Education" Mr. James Camack, Jr,. Ex-Sec- retary National Committee for Federal Emergency Aid for Edu- cation, Washington, D. C., "The School Lunch as a Factor in Im- provement of the Diet of Pupils" f-Mrs. Eleanora Henderson, Di- rector of Domestic Arts, Coving- ton, Kentucky, and finally, "Vo- cational Education and National Employment", Mr. Eugene K. Jones, Advisor of Negro Affairs Washington, D. C. JEANES TEACHERS AND RU- RAL EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Presiding The key message for this meet- ing was delivered by Mr. L. N. Taylor, who spoke on "New Legis- lation Affecting Our Colored Schools". Other contributions to this program were musical num- bers by Jefferson County, Mrs. E. B. Bennett, Supervisor, Mrs. Ro- berta Bruce, Hopkinsville, Ky.: Mrs. Callie Bell Sheppard, Attucks School, Jefferson County, the Willing Workers Quartette, and a solo by Mrs. Sallie Summers, Christian County. Others who spoke were Mrs. Jennie Alexander, Mrs. Bessie M. Henderson, Super- visor of Fayette County, Mrs. Em- ma Quarles, Principal of Durretts Avenue School, Hopkinsville, Ken. tucky and Miss Katheryal H. Brown K. S. I. C. Fraikfort, Ken- tucky. Prof. H. S. Stone of Man. chester, Kentucky, also spoke on "Does the Course of Study of the Rural Schools Adequately Meet the Needs of the Negro Child"? Privileges of Active Membership in the'K N. E.A. 1. The privilege of attending all general sessions of the Asso- ciation. -2. The privilege of participating in the departmental sessions. 3. The privilege of speaking and holding office in the Kentucky Negro Educational Association. 4. The privilege of voting and participating in the business affairs of the Association. 5. The privilege of receiving all literature of the Association in- cluding the official publicationv, The K. N. E. A. Journal. No Kentucky Teacher Should Fail to Enroll Send One Dollar To A. S. WILSON, Secretary, Treasurer 1925 W. Madison Street, Louisville, Ky. 17 ART TEACHERS' CONFERENCE AND EXHIBIT This group had on display the most spectacular collection of art work that has ever v .en snowin during the K. N. E. A. The work was a collection of Louisville's rUIementary and Junior High School's best work. Miss Lena Itillerich, Art Supervisor was pre- sented at its opening and was highly pleased with demon- strations and exhibitions. Miss Rachel Jones of Dunbar gave a wonderful demonstration, also Miss Hattie Figg, of Madison Junior High School, both teachers giving a very high type of work. Miss Nora Ward of Newport, Kentucky gave a splendid discus- sion on Art, and display of Cin- cinnati, Ohio art work. Miss Ouida Wilson of the Dunbar School who has always been interested an Art acted as chairman of the meeting. An art department was organized with following officers for the year. Miss Ouida Wilson, Chairman, Miss Nora Ward, As- sistant Chairman, Miss Rachel Jones, Secretary. Misses Hattie Figg, R. T. Hansberry and others will serve on the display com- mittee. FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT This is one of the unique de. partments of the K. N. E. A., wherein various languages are spoken and usages demonstrated. Miss Hazel Brown discussed Ger- man, Miss Louise Matthews dis- cussed Outside Reading, Mr. Carl Barbour, Instructor in Central High School presented a Quartette in French, and Miss Mary E. Black presented a Foreign Language Club (Latin). Rosaline, a playlett was given by representatives of the Louisville Municipal College, and a French Chorus composed of Madison Junior High School Students was presented by Mr. II. W. O'Bannon, teacher, Madison Junior High School. Due to the fact that all depart- mental reports are not yet in the hands of the secretary, these will appear in later K. N. E. A. Jour- nals. At this final meeting on Sat- urday, April 21 the President ask. ed for continued cooperation by the teachers. Dean Clement suggested the fol- lowing: 1. Financial Support 2. Delegates to the National Association of Teachers in colored schools 3. Bear Portion of said dele- gate's expenses to national meet- ing. It was moved and seconded that this association give an ap- propriation to the N. A. T. C. S.. the amount to be determined by Board of Directors. It was moved and seconded that the President of the K. N. E. A. be sent as a delegate to the N. A. C. T. S., with transportation, ex-' penses from Frankfort, Kentucky to Baltimore and return. (Lost). The following delegates were elected to N. A. T. C. S., BaItl- more, Maryland: Dean, R. E. Clement, Louisville Mrs. L. H. Smith, Lexington Prof. W. S. Blanton, Frankfort Prof. W. E. Newsome, Cynthiana Prof. G. W. Adams, Springfield Mrs. L. V. Ranels, Winchester It was moved and seconded that the President of the K. N. E. A be given power to appoint alter- .8 nates for any vacancies in the list of delegates elected. (carried) It ws moved and seconded that Dean Clement be chairman of the delegates. (carried) It was moved and seconded that Board of Directors contribute to the expenses of the Delegates. Amendment: That the Board of Directors assist the chairman of delegates. Substitute Motion: That the Board of Directors contribute to the expenses of the Kentucky Del- egation to the N. A. T. C. S. (Delegation and Vice PresidentE and pro-rate equally to those ap- pearing at the association.) (car- ried) The historian, Prof. G. W. Parks of Richmond, related plans for the next year. With kindest feelings of coop- eration and a greater desire to be more useful in the community, the K. N. E. A. closed its 58th Annual Session, Saturday morning April 21, 1934. The benediction was given by Prof. W. E. Newsome, of Cynthi- ana. R. B. Atwood, President A. S. Wilson, Secretary- Treasurer L. V. Ranels, Ass't. Secretary 19 PROTECT YOUR SALARY Noah was a wise Man-He built the ark before it began to rain. And when it rained it POURED-but he was prepared. You Don't Need an Ark-But you need Accident and Health In- surance which can only be bought when IT IS NOT NEEDED. Phone J. E. PAYTON,, WAbash 3103 Specialist in Salary Protection GENERAL AGENT INTER-OCEAN CASUALTY CO. 1235 Starks Bldg. Louisville, Ky. We specialize in the best teachers' and professional workers' Accident and Health Policies. They cover all diseases and include quarantine. OUR RATES ARE THE LOWEST. Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Report (Number One) April 15, 1933 to April 1, 1934 To the Board of Directors and Members of the K. N. E. A.: I submit the financial report below: NOTE: On May 1, 1931, there was a balance in the K. N. E. A. checking account of $505.25 and a balance of $48;0.48 on the scholar- ship fund account, thus making a total of $985.73. These funds remain in the now closed Mutual Standard Bank. K N. E. A. RECEIPTS-April 15, 1933 to April 1, 1934 Balance as per report on April 15, 1933 ..... ........... $ 370.36 Additional enrollment fee to April 22 (total for 1933: 1064) 364.00 Advertisements, 1933 program ...... ................. 16.60 *Net receipts of Musicale on April 21, 1933 ............ 27.85 :*Net receipts of Pageant on April 22, 1933 ............ 191.61 Ads in 1933 Journals (collections May 10- Sept. 1) ...... 33.50 Advance enrollment fees for 1934 ..... ............... 300.00 Ads in Oct.-Nov. K. N. E. A Journal .................... 30.00 Ads in Feb.-March K. N. E. A. Journal ..... ........... 22.00 State Dept. of Education on Rosenwald Journals .... .... 48.30 TOTAL ........................ $1,404.22 K. N. E. A. PAYMENTS-April 15, 1933 to April 1, 1934 April 19 Dr. James S. Tippett, speaker's expense 15.00 19 Jeannette T. Jones, K. N. E. A. speaker's expense ....5 .1.29 19 Baldwin Piano Co., drayage and rental of grand piano and exp ................. 15.00 20 Dr. Spencer Shank, speaker's fee ...... 15.00 20 R. T. Berry, editor of Ky. Reporter- publicity.. ... ......... 12.00 i-i. Fous,, bal. due expense a eunt. 10.00 20 F. M. Wood, speaker's exenses (IBaltimore, Md.) ............................... 68.24 21 Dr. Carter V. Goode, speaker's expense . 25.00 21 Dr. R. R. Wright, speaker's expense .... 25.00 22 Gustava McCurdy, singer's ifee .......... 30.00 22 Treasurer of Quinn Chapel, meeting place 45.00 22 Roy Richardson, winner spelling bee (prize) ....... .................... 10.00 20 Elizabeth Bolan, election clerk and clerical work, April 13-22 ...... ............. 10.00 20 S. L. Barker, director's railroad fare .... 6.15 20 W. S. Blanton, director's railroad fare . 3.20 20 J. L. Bean, director's railroad fare.... 4.05 *Reported in detail separately to directors and in Oct. 1933 K.N.E.A. .Journal. 20 20 Miss L. V. Ranels, ass't secretary's exp. 8.85 22 Times-Journal Pub. Co., April Journals- programs ........... ............... 79.00 22 Cash, janitors; C. H. S. Bldg., $4.00 and Quinn Chapel, $4.00............... 8.00 22 Ky. Education Commission on pledge 100.00 22 Carrie Mae Smith, clerk K. N. E. A. week 10.00 22 Mrs. L. H. Smith, Elemn. Dept. Pro. exp. 1.50 22 D. H. Anderson, office exp. of president 4.70 22' Vrs. B. F. Reid, speaker's board ....... 1.50 22 Whitney Young, Voc. Ed. Dept. expense 1.50 22 Secretary's salary, percentage en. fees 266.00 24 Southern Bell Tel. Co., 3 calls to Bowling ,Green on Journals ................... 2.40 24 Ass'n Study of Negro Life and History, care of Mrs. L. H. Smith ............ :. 6.00 24 D. H. Anderson, president's R. R. exp. 13.42 26 R. L. Dowery, 1931, Exhibit cks. paid . 2.75 28 Mrs. Blanche Elliott, primary dept. exp. 2.84 May 25 A. S. Wilson, sec'y's office exp. account.. 25.00 June 1 Tax and service charge on account.... .98 1 W. W. Sanders, sec'y's N. A. T. C.S.... . 50.00 Sept. 1 New Art Press-Officer's stationery '...... 10.00 Oct. 2 Louisville Paper Co.-3000 envelopes for journals.... 8.25 5 Cash-U. S. Postals-Supt's lists of teachers ............ ................ 1.50 27 Brown's Letter Shoppe-Printing and 1934 Membership cards .............. 13.50 Nov. 7 R. B. Atwood-president's postage .... 6.00 8 A. S. Wilson. .300 stamps for office use 9.00 13 Smith Mimeograph Service-letters and forms.... ,.00 29 G. C. Cross, postmaster-postage 'for Nov. journals .............. .............. 17.36 29 Railway Express Agency-postage on Journals ............ ............... 2.98 30 Service charge and tax on checks ...... .58 Dec. 7 Times-Journal Pub. Co.-on Nov. Jour. 68.00 19 Cash-stamps for circular letters. Org. and Principals......... .............. 3.60 22 A. S. Wilson-office exp. of secretary ... 10.00 31 Tax and service charge on account. .56 1934 Jan. 1 Dean R. E. Clement, loan for Lucille Bivens .... ........ 15.00 21 19 J. R. England, stationery, org's and depts. 3.00 31 Tax on checks (12c) plus service charge .62 Feb. 1 A. S. Wilson, postage for Dept'l chairmen 8.25 1 Times-Journal Pub. Co.-payment on Nov. Journals .20.00 8 Times-Journal Pub. Co. balance on Dec. Journals .20.00 19 G. Carney Cross, postage Feb. Journals. . 18.50 28 Tax on January checks ..04 Mar. 1 R. B. Atwood, president's office postage 6.00 2 A. S. Wilson, secretary's office postage 10.00 2 Foust Com. Service-300 spelling lists 5.60 2 A. S. Wilson, express on Feb. Journals 2.77 2 Clingman & Co.-Cut in Feb.-Mar. Journal 3.72 8 Times-Journal Pub. Co., payment Feb.-Mar Journals . .......................... 31.40 15 St. Louis Button Co.-1934 badges 27.53 15 'Louisville Paper Co.-3,000 envelopes 6.72 15 Times-Journal Purb. Co.-Bal. Feb. March Journals, Apr. 15, 1933-March 31, 1934 50.00 22 A. S. Wilson-office expenses (total $95.00 for year 1933-34) ................. 60.00 31 Tax on checks and service charge ...... .58 TOTAL .$1,375.43 BALANCE IN TREASURY (Lincoln Bank) 28.79 TOTAL ....... $1,404.22 Respectfully submtted, Atwood S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of K. N. E. A. Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Report (Numb er Two) April 1, 1934 to JunA 1, 1934 To the Board of Directors and Members of the K. N. E. A.: I submit the financial report below: K. N. E. A. Receipts-April 1, 1934 to June 1, 1934 Balance as per report of April 1, 1934 .......... $ 28.79 Additional Enrollment fees (Total for 1934 -1140) ...... ........ .... 840.00 Advertisements in Journals ................... 16.00 Advertisements in Programs .... ............ 46.50 Receipts of Third Annual Musicale ............. 51.60 *Net Receipts of 14th Exhibition at Armory .... 303 30 *Separate Report made to K. N. E. A. Directors 22 Lucille Bivens on Scholarship Loan ............ 5.00 Redeposited checks (returned) .............. 43.00 TOTAL RECEIPTS ....... ....... $1,334.19 K. N. E. A. Payments -April 1, 1934 to June 1, 1934 April 1 G. Carney Cross, K. N. E. A. Bulletin Postage.... I $ 11.15 9 Cash, Postage on 1934 Programs, etc (R) 9.25 16 S. L. Barker, Directors's R. R. fare.... 3.42 16 J. L. Bean, Director's R. R. fare.... . 3.40 16 W. S. Blanton, Director's R. R. fare .... 1.78 12 Brown's Letter and Print Shoppe, K. N. E. A. Bulletins ................ 32.50 16 Railway Express Agency, Express on Programs ........... ............... 2.57 16 Louisville Paper Co., Envelopes for Programs ........................ 2.30 16 Ky. Reporter, Publicity, 1934 Convention 10.00 18 Jane Hunter, Speaker's fee ........... 50.00 18 L. V. Ranels, Ass't Sec'y's expense. ... . 8.30 19 Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Speaker's fee 75.00 19 F. A. Taylor, Director's expense ......... 1.00 20 Lincoln Bank, three returned checks, (14.00, $1.00, $1.00) ...... ........ 16.00 20 Dr. Spencer Shank, Speaker's fee ...... 15.00 20 Dr. J. W. Scott, Speaker's expense .... 25.00 20 Julia Marshall, winner 1934 Spelling Contest..... 10.00 20 Eugene K. Jones, Speaker's Honorarium 25.00 20 U. S. Brumfield, Janitor Service, Q. C 4.00 20 Ed. A. Rogers, Janitor Service C. H. S. 4.00 20 Louisville Leader, Ads and Publicity.... 12.50 20 Louis Hightower, Janitor Service C. H. S. 100 21 Carrie Smith, Clerk Convention Week.. 10.00 21 Elizabeth Bolan, Membership Clerk.... 10.00 21 Treasurer of Quinn Chape'l, Rental .. 45.00 23 Lincoln Bank, returned check ......... 11.00 23 Smith Mimeograph Service, 800 Fin. Reports ................. 3.00 23 Foust Commercial Service, Style Show Program and Printing ..... .......... 6.00 23 Gladys Foust, Reporting Service ...... 3.50 *23 Wm. H. Ferris, Reporter at Convention 4.50 23 Allen Hotel, Speaker's Board ......... 2.00 23 H. W. O'Bannon, Apollo Quartette Expense .... 6.00 23 G. S. Murray, Commission on Program Ads 4.37 23 23 Julius Dickerson, Helper at Convention. 5.00 24 Mrs. George Clement, Speaker's Board. 8.00 24 Baldwin Piano Co., Piano Rental ....... 12.00 24 England's Press, Honor Roll Blanks .... 2.50 24 Mrs. George Bullock, refund 1934 Exhibit clerk ............................... 5.00 25 Times-Journal Pub. Co., 1934 Programs 63.00 25 Ky. Education Commission, on Pledge... 150.00 25 P. L. Guthrie, Auditing Com. expense.. 3.76 25 J. D. Stewart, Auditing Com. expense . 1.78 25 Lincoln Bank, two returned checks ..... 16.00 26 Cash, Postage and 350 Enr. Postal cards 5.00 26 R. L. Carpenter, Music Dept., expense 10.00 26 A. S. Wilson, Secy's salary one year. Per- centage on 1,120 fees ..........i...... 280.00 27 R. B. Atwood, President, Convention expenses ........ ; .;.'.11.78 27 Ky. State Industrial College, Postage, Envelopes ...............t..........0 May 1 Loumsville Defender, Musical advertising gen. pub. .... 5 ,...50 2 State Cen. Contact Com., W. S. Blanton 9.40 21 Dean T. R. Dailey, expense H. S. and College Dept. , 2.25 *21 Office Expense Fund, April 1.. 50.00. 31 Service charge and tax on checks ...... .78 TOTAL... $1,075.59 BAL. IN TREASURY .258.60 $1,334.19 *NOTE: Sixty dollars of the above balance, $258.60, has be-en voted for delegates expenses and an affiliation fee to the N. A. T. C. S. This will leave a balance of $198.60. Approximately $20.00 also remains in the office expense fund of April 1, as listed above. Respectfully submitted, Atwood S. Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, of K. N. E. A. ENROLL IN THE N. A. T. C. S. FORf 1934-35 SEND ONE DOLLAR TO W. W. SANDERS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, CHARLESTON, W.VA. 24 Fundamentals In the Education of Negroes (By R. B. Atwood) Proposals adopted by The National Conference on Fun- -damental Problems in the Educa- tion of Negroes Washington D. C., May 9-12, 193 1 In view of the fact that in many States Negroes are forced by law to attend segregated schools which arc almost invari- ably inequitably provided and maintained; and because of the in- adequacy of these schools to serve the purpose of education in a democracy; and in order that equality of opportunity may be offered to all Americans; and in order that the Negro may meet effectively his obligations as an American citizen; and in order that America may have the bene- fit of those varied contributions possible only then the members -of all races are allowed the full- est development; the following fundamentals in the education of Negroes are proposed by this -Conference: I. Ultimate Educational Ob- jectives and Ideals A. HOME LIFE.-Equal eco- nomie opportunity, and political -and social justice for all, which will make possible the realization maintenance of home and family life in keeping with American ideals and standards. B. VOCATIONS. - Adequate provisions for professional and vo- cational education, and guidance! conducted by properly trained persons; and varied according to individual interests and abilities. C. CITIZENSHIP.- Full par- ticipation in all phases of life in accordance with the highest ideals and'practices of good citizenship. D. RECREATION AND LEI- SURE.-Adequate provision for wholesome recreational activities, and adequate training for the bet. ter use of leisure time. E. HEALTH.- Healthful liv- ing and working conditions, and adequate health service and health -education. F. CHAR7ACTERI-The ability and disposition to make wise choices in the various life situa- tions. IL. Immediate Educational Ob- jectives and Ideals A. AVAILABILITY OF EDU- CATION.-Schools and colleges available and accessible for all Negro children, adequate in lengtb of term, number of teachers, cur- riculum offerings, equipmehA, and facilities. 1B. TEACHERS AND TEACH- ING.-Selection, training, com- pensation, tenure, and working conditions of teachers in keeping with the highest standard of pro- fessional growth and leaderhip in recognition of their outstanding importance in the education of Negro children and in the leader- ship of Negro life; and the ac- ceptance of the responsibility by all teachers of Negro youth to teach the fundamental principles and issues underlying our eco- nomic and social order. C. FINANCIAL SUPPORT. - Adequate financial support of schools for Negro children, equita- bly distributed, and intelligently administered, with full recognition 25 that there can be but one standard of adequacy. D. ADMINISTRATION.-Lar- ger participation in the admin- istration and control of schools by intelligent representatives of the people served; and curriculum differentiation and adaptation !ased on needs rather than on race. E. ISEIGREGATED SCHOOLS- Discouragement of and opposition to the extension of segregated schools. , In the foregoing statement of objectives and ideals the princi. pIe of the single standard should apply. K. N. E. A. Kullings AT K.S.I.C. FRANKFORT Fresh from a summer's study at the University -of Chicago, Presideit Rufus B. Atwood de- livered an incisive address to the first 1934-35 assembly of students and faculty in Hume Hall of Ken- tucky State Industrial College. Subject: "Scholarship and Acade- mic Hurdles." Professor E. M. Morris was awarded the Ph. D. from Cornell University on September 26th. The title of his dissertation was: "De termining Implications for Voca- tional Education from Certain Characteristics and Trends of the Negro Population in Kentuckj." The Dean of Women, A. J Heartwell, studied six weeks at Columbia University it, the field of Student Personnel. Professor Gladys M. Jamieson attended Northwestern University this suinmner. Professor H. B. Crouch has moved several notches nearer the Doctorate at Iowa State College by his outstanding researches in parasitic protozoa. Prof. J. J. Mark is on leave at present, continuing his studies to- ward his Doctorate at Iowa State College. In the School of Music, Pro- fessor Olarice Michaels has sue- ceeded the former Director N. N (Wheatley) Williams who was lost through marriage. Mrs. Michaels was last employed at Livingstone College. Miss C. C. Nix of the Kansas State College of Agceiultural and Applied Science, has been added to the Department of Home Bec3- n.oraics. Miss A. L. Rucker of Atlanta University and the Hampton Li- brary School, is now chief Librar- ian in the College. J. A. Walker of Fisk University has been added to the Dc;partment of H1istory and Covernment. WEST KENTUCKY COLLEGE The present enrollment of 207 at West Kentucky Industrial Col- lege shows an increase sof 58 per cent over the enrollment for the entire first semester of last year: and an increase of 50 per cent over the largest college enrollment for the first semester of any pre- vious year. Indications are that by the close of registration the num- ber of students will exceed 225. 26 K. N. E. A. Kullings PERSONALS Prof. William Bembower has been elected as the new principal -of Lincoln Institutbe at Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky. The school is emphasizing a vocational education program under the new admninis- tration. * * * Messrs. T. J. Long and Clyde Liggin are newly appointed princi. pals in the city system of Louis. ville Mr. Long is principal of the Mary B. Talbert School and Mr. Liggin is principal of the Vir- ginia Avenue School. Prof. W. H. Perry, principal of the Western School in Louisville, has been transf-erecl-to the prin.. cipalship of the Madison Junior High School, succeeding Prof. A. S. Wilson, who was transferred to the Central High School. Miss Frances Bryant, Miss Saw rah Mullen, and Mr. M. L. Mastin are recent appointees of the fac- ulty of Madison Junior High School. Miss Bryant is a graduate of Fisk University and Miss Mul- len is a graduate of Hampton In- stitute. Mr. Mastin is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute and is a Printing instructor. Mr. F. A. 'Cabell, a teacher in the Douglas High School, Hender- son, Ky., has been added to the Central High School faculty as a teacher of biology. Mr. Cabell is a graduate of Fisk University. Atwood S. Wilson, secretary of the I. N. E. A., received, during 27 the past summer, a Master of Arts degree in education from the University of Chicago. Mr. Robert Lawery, now an instructor in English on the Cen- tral High School faculty, received a Master of Arts degree in Eng- lish from the University of Indi- ana during the past summer ses- sion. * * *1 Many Kentucky teachers en- rolled in summer schools through- out the country for graduate study. The names of many of these teachers will be given inc subsequent K. N. E. A. Journals. Anita S. Wilson, a pupil of the Louisville schools, and the Ken- tucky representative in the Re- gional Oratorical Contest of tlie Elks at Atlantic City, N. J., was the winner in the regional contest at Evansville, Ind., which included speakers from Ohio, Kentucky. Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Each winner in the re- gional contest received a one thousand dollar scholarship aded 6ne hundred dollars for expenses to the final contest at Atlantic City. Prof. T. R. Dailey, Dean at W. K. I. C., is the educational director of the' Elks Lodge in Ken- tucky. Prof. R. L. Dowery, president of the Fourth District Teachers' As- sociation, conducted a very suc- cessful session of that organization on Friday, October 19, 1934 at Springfield, Kentucky. Dean R. E. Clement, of the Louisville Municipal College, and Prof. W. H. Fouse, principal of the Dunbar High School at Lex- ington, were delegates to the N. A. T. C. S. at Baltimore dur- ing the meeting in August, 1934. Prof. Roy Higgins, of Vicco, Ky., has been appointed as the Tenth District Organizer of the K. N. E. A. by President Atwood. Mr. Montez Perkins is now the principal of the city school at Stanford, Ky., succeeding Dr. William Tardif, who- formerly served in that capacity. Prof. W. B. Matthews, of Cen- tral High School of Louisville,. continues ill at his home. He has the best wishes of the K. N. E. A 1for continued improvement. Prof. S. L. Barker is now the principal of Western High School at Owensboro. He succeeds the late Prof. Bates -Caldweh. Prof; Barker is a X. N. E. A. director and one of our most energetic edu- cators in the state Other changes and personal mentions will appear in the next K. N. E. A. Journal. Louisville Municipal College Mr. George D. Wilson has been appointed Assistant Professor of Education at Louisville Municipal College. He received his B. A. de- gree from Indiana University, M. A. from Columbia University, and has completed the residence re- quirement for the Ph. D. at Ohio State University. Due to the vacancy in the Eng- lish Department caused by grant- ing a year's leave of absence to Miss Henrietta L. Herod, Head of the English Department, who is studying on her doctorate at the University of Chicago, Mr. J. Saunders Redding, who holds the degrees A. B. and M. A. from Brown University, and who has completed residence requirement on his doctorate at Columbia Uni. versity, has been appointed in- structor in English for the year 1934-35. Since Mr. William M. Bright. instructor in Biology, has been granted one year's leave of ab- sence to do graduate study at the University of Illinois, Mr. Guy W. Bush, who received his B. A. from West Virginia State College and M. A. from Cornell University has been appointed as instructor in Biology for the year 1934-35. BROWN'S LETTER & PRINT SHOPPE 533 S. 10th Street Phone WA-960i Louisville, Kentucky The Analysis of our work, compose the three essentials of good business A COMPARISON CONFIRMS THIS STATEMENT 28 1934 K. N. E. A. Membership By Counties No. of K.N.E.A. Percent Counties Teachers Adair ........ 15 Allen .........4 Anderson ....... 4 Ballard ........ 8 ,Barren ........ 15 Bath .........6 Bell ........ 14 Boone .........4 Bourbon ........ 28 Boyd ........ 7 Boyle ........ 18 Bracken ....... 2 Breckinridge .. . 6 Bullitt ........ 2 Butler ........ 8 Caldwell ..... 12 Calloway .. 7. 7 Campbell ...... 4 Carlisle . .... 2 Carroll ........ 1 Carter .........1 Casey .........2 Christian ...... 60 Clark ........ 20 Clay .........4 Clinton ...... 1 Crittenden .... . 2 Cumberland .... S Daviess ..... 23 Edmonson.. . 3 Estill ...... Fayette. ..... t. 89 Fleming ...... 3 Floyd ........ Frankiin ..... ; 48 Fulton ...... 15 Gallatin ...... 2 Garrard ..... 10 Grant ....... 1 Graves ...... 19 Grayson ........ 1 Green...... 12 Enr'l Enroll. 15 100 0 0 6 125 2 25 9 60 1 16 '1 7 2 50 28 100 0 0 23 128 2 100 5 83 2Z 100 0 0 0 0 5 71 5 125 0 0 1 100 0 ( o 0 55 92 19 95 2 50 0 0 1 5i 5 62 22 95 1 83 o 0 99 100 0 0 o 0 54 112 .10 106 o 0 6 60 1 100 9 41 o 0 5 41 Greenup ...... 1 Hancock ....... 2 Hardin ...... 8 Harlan ...... 13 Harrison ...... 9 Hart.9 ...... 9 Henderson ..... 89 Henry ....... 7 Hickman ..... 3 Hopkins ..... 29 Jefferson ..... 299 Jessamine .... 11 Kenton ..... 32 Knott ..... 2 Knox ..... 65 Larue ..... e6 Laurel ..... 3 Lawrence ...... 1 Lee ...... 2 Leslie.... 1 Letcher ..... 21 Lewis ..... 1 Lincoln..... 14 Livingston ..... 3 Logan ....... 27 Lyon ....... 4 Madison ....... 33 Magoffin ...... 3 Marion ....... 11 Mason ....... 18 McCracken .... 40 McCreary ...... 1 Meade ....... 6 McLean ....... I 3 Menifee ....... 1 Mercer ....... 20 Metcalfe . 8 Monroe ....... 7 1-ontgomery ... 12 Muhlenberg .... 20 Nelson ........ 15 Nicholas ....... 3 Ohio .........5 29 0 1 7 6 8 0 40 4 1 300 10 30 1 4 3 1 0 0 1 7 0 O 0 14 0 33 0 7 17 44 1 1 1 0 12 1 0 0 20 .11 2 5 0 81 46 89 0 103 55 83 17 100 99 94 50 80 50 83 U 0 100 33 0 21 0 51 0 100 0 63 94 110 100 16 133 0 60 12 0 .0 100 73 66 100 Oldham........ 5 Owen ...... 4 Owsley...... 1 Pendleton ..... 1 Perry .......... 16 Pike...... 7 Powell...... 2 Pulaski ...... 8 Rob!ertson .... .. 1 Rockeastle ..... 1 Russell ...... 2 Scott .. .....16 Shelby ...... 33 Simpson ...... 12 Spencer ...... 4 3 60 3 75 0 0 G 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 2 25 0 0 1 100 0 0 14 87 33 100 7 58 3 75 Taylor ....... 9 Todd....... 18 Trigg ....... 16 Union....... 9 Warren ....... 33 Washington .... . 10 'Wayne ....... 4 Webster ........ 11 Whitley ....... 4 Woodford ...... 16 Total ....... 1493 4 44 7 38 8 18 10 110 21 63 11 110 o 0 9 81 0 0 16 100 1140 76.4 Note: Counties with as hfgh as 100 per cent enrollment percent- age are on the tt13a K. N. E. A. Honor toll. 30 INTER-COLLEGIATE PRESS 615 Wyandotte Street KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Manufacturers and Distributors of: YEAR BOOKS DIPLOMAS EMBLEMS CAPS AND GOWNS INVITATIONS CLASS GIFTS VISITING CARDS MEDALS W. C. COCHRAN Kentucky State Representative K. N. E. A. Honor Roll 1934 The following counties and cities have remitted member ship dues on the one hundred per cent basis at the 1934 session of the K. N. E. A. COUNTIES SUPERINTENDENTS OR ORGANIZERS Bracken ................ Harry F. Monahon Christian ........,..... H. W. Peters Washington .. ...... ....... J. F. McWhorter Scott . ..................-.-....... F. M. Hood Mercer ..... ..... L. S. Brown Adair ...... ...... ..*................ Noah Loy Harrison . . . ..................................... W. E. Newson Mason .. ....... E. F. Bowen 'Marion ....... .................. S. L. Jackson Nelson...... ............ W. L. Bomnnan fCumberland ...... .. ................... Earl Garrison Madison .................................... Miss C. M. Irvine 'Kenton ........ H. R. Merry Bourbon .......... W. J. Callery SCHOOL :Booker T. Washington Constitution 'Paul L. Dunbar Russell Patterson Douglas Ed. Davis Southgate' Springfield County Trg. -Bond-Washington Franklin City Dun-bar County Trg School Simmons St. School County Trig. [School Drakesboro High Bate High Dunbar City School .Tohn G. Fee 'Douglas High Eighth Street Lynch Public School Mayo-Underwood Rosenwald &Bannecker High Washington Co. Tr. Colored High Garfield Lincoln Grant Western High, Alves Street Lincoln HasOh Richmond High Western High CITY Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Georgetown Newport Springfield Elizabethtown Franklin Mayfiield Gireenville Versailles Greenville Drakesboro Danville Morganfield Maysville Henderson. Henderson Lynch Frankfort Providence Cynthiana Springfield Middlesboro Paducah Covington Owenshoro Hendersoy, Paducab Richmond Paris 31 ,PRINCIPALS Paul Vr. Smith John B. Caulder W. H. Fouse C. W. A. David F. H. White Thlda Van LoNwr( E. P. Davis Nora H. Ward G. W. Adams R. 1. Dpwery G. B. Houston F. I. Stiger G. C. Wakefield J. L. Bean W. I. Robrnson William Holloway J. W. Bate R. I. Pleasant W. H. Humphrey Kenneth Meade G. W. West P. W. Williams W. S. Blanton W. 0. Nuckolls W. E. Newsome G. W. Adams W. L. Shobe 1W. 0. Strauss TH. R. Merry Bates Caldwell C. M. Cabell E. W. W'hiteside Paul L. Guthrie H. S. Osborne LOUISVILLE SCHOOLS Lineoln C. B. Warren Madison Junior High A. S. Wilson G. G. Moore Mabel Coleman Douglas G. H. Bown Mary B. Talbert J. Bryant Cooper Highland Park L. J. Sparks Dunbar Mrs. Ellen L. TBalor Louisville Colored Normal Mrs. Ellen L. Ta-ylr Western W. H. Perry, Jr. S. Coleridge Taylor J. S. Cotter, Sr. Bannecker Rebecca Guest F~inia Avenue I. W. StClair Wilson Street Mrs. F. L. McCaslill Parkland I. W. StClair Phyllis Wheatley I. W. StClair 29th Street R. D. Rogers STATE INSTITUTIONS T". S. I. C. R. B. Atwood W. K. I. C. D. H. Anderson Kentucky Blind School E. M. Minnis, Principal Lincoln Institute R. B. Truett Louisville Municipal College R. E. Clement THE AMERICAN SCHOOL The next time you pass a school pause a moment to think what that school means to humanity. Recall the long dark centurieE when the masses were kept in ig- norance-when greed and appres- sion ruled the world with an iron hand. From the very beginning of man's struggle ;for knowledge, self- respect, and the recognition of his inalienable rights, the school has been his greatest ally. We refer to the school as "common" be- cause it belongs to us all; it Is ourselves working together in the education of our children. Budt it is a most uncommon institution.. It is relatively new. It is demo- cracy's greatest gift to civilization. Thruout the world, among upward struggling peoples, wherever par- ents share in the aspirations of their children, the American com- mon school is being copied. Let us cherish and improve our schools. The race climbs upward thru its children BUILT FOR YOUR PROTECTION The Domestic Lite and Acciden t Insurance Co. Louisville, Kentucky MEMBER N. R. A. 32 West Kentucky Industrial College PADUCAH, KENTUCKY Two years teacher training for certificate or straight college work Departments: Education, Science, English, History, Mathematics, Language and Music Each department headed by a Master in his particular field. WELL TRAINED FACULTY Made up of graduates from the best colleges and universities of the countiy. For information write D. H. Anderson, President or T. R. DAILEY, Dean LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF KENTUCKY An "A" Rated Accredited High School VOCATIONAL COURSES GRADUATE EMPLOY- MENT BUREAU COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES SCHOLARSHIPS HEALTH CLINIC CHARACTER BUILDING AN OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL Training the Head, Hand, and Heart of Negro Youth WILLIAM BEMBOWER, Principal J. MANSIR TYDINGS, Business Manager. I I