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Annual Proceedings



Democratic Government. Our Schools Need the

Appreciation and Co-opemcion of all Those Who
Depend Upon them for the Education of Our Youth—the
State’s Most Valuable Asset. Our Schools Are Today En<
abling America to Achieve Great Results, and They Can Help
Her to Even Greater Aceompfishmenfs‘


w E HAVE Faith in Education as the Foundation of



“An Equal Edumfinnal Oppnmlnltp for Evan) Kentucky Child"




The Kentucky State
Industrial College

Frankfort, Kentucky

A Progressive, State-Supported

For the Training of the
Negro Youth

Established in 1886




For Full Pukimlm wan.

R. B. ATWOOD, President




 The K. N. E. A. Journal

Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association
Vol. IV. October-November, 1933 Na. 1

Published by the Kentucky Negro Educational Association
Editorial Office at 1925 W. Madison Street
Lou'mrille, Kentucky

Atwood S. Wilson, Executive Secretary, Louisville; Managing Editor,
R. B. Atwoml, Frankfort. President of K. N. E. A.

Bonn! of Diana“
.l. L. Bean, Versailles W. S. Blanton, Frankfort
S. L. Eli-ken Owensbolo F. A. Taylor, Louisville


Published Bimonthly during the school year: October, December.
February and April
Membership in the K. N. E. A. (One Dollar) includes subscription in
the Journal
Rates for Advertising space mailed on request
Present Circulation, 2,000 coyies. .1933 K. N. E. A. Membership, 1061



oflicers for 1983- 34 ... ........
Greetings-Pr$ident R. B. Almond
Editorial Comment . . . ........


Proceedings of the 1933 Convention
Report of the Findings of Principal’s Com
Repbrt of Resolutions Committee ,
Secretary’s Financial Report
K.N. E. A.HonorRo11. . . .. . .....
1933 K. N. E. A. Membership by Caunties
The Kentucky Educational Commission and the Negro
(By K. B. Atwood) ......
The K. N. E. A. Contact Committee’s Letter (By W . Blanton)
Discussion Topics Recommended by Contact Committee . . . . . .
Announcemanm of the K. N. E. A, .
Notes on 1933 Departmental Sessions . .
The Spelling Contest Program for 19-33-34 . . . . .
K N. E. A. Kullin'gs
The N. A. ’1‘. C S. Meeting at Louisville . . . . . .









 K; NE. A. Officers for 1933-34



z. B. Atwood, Chairman Ex—Oflicio. . ..
w. a Blanhm, (Term Expires, 1934)
J. L. Bean, (Term Expires, 1934).
F. A. Taylor, (Term Expires, 1935).
s. z. Barker, (Term Expires, 1935) ..


B. B. Atwnnd, President. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Atwand S. Wilson, Secretary-Tgmlrer. .
Miss L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary. . . .Wimhesfer
G. w. Parks, Historian. . . . . . . . . .


Hrs. Fannie H. White, First Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . e . Lexington
G. H. Brown, Secmd Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘
T. R. Bailey, High School and College Dept W. K. L C;
Mrs. L. H. Smith, Elementary Educatiqn Department.
Miss R. L. Carpenter, Music Department
Mrs. Blanche Elliott, Pfimazy Departmen
Hits. ’1‘. L. Andexson, Rural Education Department. . . .
Whimey Young, Vocational Education Depamnenb.
W. H. Fanse, Principals’ Cunference.
E. A. Kean, Athletic Department. . . . .
Miss A. M. Emanuel, Foreign Language Department
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Jeannes Teachers' Conference
W. M. Bright, Science Teachers’ conference.








. Hopkinsville
. . Louisville



E. W. Whiteside, First District.
W. O. Nuckols, Second District
H. E. Goodloe, Third District.
R. L. Bowery, Fourth District.
Kiss Hattie Daniel, Fifth District.
H. R. Merry, Sixth District. . . . .
J. L. Bean, Seventh Distriet.
J. W. Bate, Eighth District
W. E. Newsmne, Ninth District
K. LWalker, Tenth District.
w. L. Shohe, Eleventh District.










11: extending my greeting: to the ofiicers and members ofthe
K. N. E. A.. I wish to remind us that the great issue before the
citizens of the State today is recovery—economic and educa-
h‘onal. In this issue we join with the patriots of the nation in the
tremendous effort toward rebuilding national prosperity.

The crisis, sometimes called the depression, has been with
us four years. All of us know too well how intimately its blight
has touched our whole life. Educational advancement—ever ;
tendent plant—has been one of the first programs to feel the cur-
tailments incident to policies of retrenchment. Despite it all we
have kept on.

In fact the people of the State have evinced an aggressive
spirit of such proportions that schools and institutions have re-
ported as actual increase in enrollment. Such a spirit shou‘d
not he denied.

The 1400 IGolored Teachers of Kentucky are especially de-
serving of commendation. Their lot during the past four years—-
and before, has not been one of 8353. In many instances salaries
have been lowered, equipment reduced, and in a few cases, the
very school houses through lack of improvements have become
improper places of instruction. Under such dificulties the
measure of success sustained has been most encouraging.

As we face 1934 we know that Kentucky along with the
nation is uniting in a. tremendous drive toward recovery. In this
program the place of the school teacher is in the class room:
Persevering m the task of instruction; more than that, instilling
by precept and example a determined spirit of intelligent optimism.

This is our task and our duty. Let us convert the high com-
pliment into a motto that no child shell sufler because of reduced

R. B. ATWOOD, President, K. N. E. A.




 Editorial Comments


The tasks of our leaders in the education of the Negro require, at
present, more attention than ever before. We are at a moint of going
either forward or backward. For progress each teacher must support
the K. N. E. A. by urging the realization of the recommendations of
the Survey Commission and early enrollment in the K. N. E. A. These
procedures will insure its work for the welfare of the colored youth
and teachers of Kentucky being continued.

To achieve this desired success there is needed: (1) a loyalty to
the ideals of the teaching profession; (2) s. cooperation with those
among whom we may work, either in the school or the community, and.
(3) a consecration to the task of building character, ideals and power
in the colored youth of Kentucky.

The K. N. E. A., in its 1933-34 program of activities, seeks the
co-operation of every teacher and friend of education. The needs in
Negro education require a strong united effort on the part of eanh
teacher. Do your part by enrolling early in the K. N. E. A. All or-
ganization can do what an individual cannot do. Remember that
“United We Succeed, Divided We Fail."



Each year the colored teachers of Kentucky are more closely fol-
lowing the policy of the K. E. A. in the matter of advance enrollménts.
Early in the school year, the white schools start to collecting member-
ship fees and sending them to the secretary. This year the colored
teachers of the Dunbar High School at Lexington and the Patterson
Elementary School had sent. their 1988-34 membership fees before
October 12. They have already received individual membership cards
and the schools a “Certificate of Honor” for 100 per cent enrollment.
other schools should follow these examples.

The secretary’s financial report as shown in this Journal exhibits
a balance of $118.03. 01' this amount $50.00 was given the N. A. T.
C. S. at the Louisville meeting in August for an affiliation fee. This
remaining small balance is insulfim'ent to finance the publication of our
K. N. E. A. Journals, pay our postage bills, and pay for necessary
clerical service. For this reason advance enrollments are more valuable
to the K. N. E. A. than late enrollments,

Teachers can increase the usage of their dollar fee if they will
send it immediately to the K. N. E. A. secretary. Principals are called
upon to follow the example of those at Lexington.



There are 17,000 teachers in Kentucky. Every one 032 these
teachers will receive a full and complete report of the findings of the
Commission appointed by the Governor to study Kentucky’s educational
program and make recommendations to the Legislature in 1934.

The Commission has worked earnestly and intelligently, and with
the help of many of Kentucky's most able men and women in education
has produced an excellent report. It is a Kentucky report. The work
has been done by our own people. No person connected with the
Commission in any way has received any compensation for his service.
Men and women interested in Kentucky’s progrefi have given generously
and cheerfully of their time and energy that a program for the re-
organization of education might be presented to the next General

15 this report is to get a favorable hearing next year. those of us
who teach must bring it to the attention of citizens of our communities
in an understanding way. Every principal and superintendent in the
State should set aside time this fall for faculty discuesions of the report.
The people who prepared it have given weeks and months of their time
to it. The least that We can do is to read it and explain it to our
patrons and friends.

A number of educational studies on o. State—wide ‘hasis have been
completed in recent years, but it is doubtful if a more comprehensive,
more thorough study has ever been made than this one. We have
every reason to congratulate ourselves upon its completion and we
must use every opportunity to make it understood and appreciated—
Kentucky School Journal.


Literature containing suggestions for effecting organization and
carrying on the Interpretation program:

Plan of Organization—An outline of the plan adopted by the In-
terpretation Committee, with suggestions as to the personnel and activi-
ties of the various Committees. For use Yby members of District Com—
mittees and chairman of county committees.

What County Committees Can Dir—Contains detailed suggestions
as to the Interpretation program in the county. A copy has been sent
lo all members of district committees and to every school executive
Members of county committees should have this handbook available for
use at all times.

What Kentucky Teachers Can Du—«Ofi‘ers suggestions as to how
teachers can help in connection with the program, together with a check-

Iist of activities. Every teacher should have a copy.
What College Committees Can Do—A list of acfivities for the com-
mittees which have :heen set up in colleges throughout the State.
Copies of these and other bulletins may be obtained by writing to
the K. E. A. Interpretation Committee, 1317 Eeyhur-n Bldg, Louisville.


 Proceedings of the 1933 Convention Ken-
tucky Negro Educational Association,
57th Annual Session, Louisville,

Ky, April 19-22, 1933

The Opening General Session

“17% 1933 K. N. E. A. Can--
ventinn was oficially called to
order by D. H. Anderson, presi-
dent, on Wednesday, April, 19th
at 8:15 E M. The central theme
of the convention was “Special
Problems in the Education of the
Negro.” The opening session
followed the Principals’ Confer-
ence at 3 P. M. on the same after-
noon to which all teachers were
invited An outstanding feature
in that department was an address
by James s. Tippett, Columbia
University, on the subject "Using
the Environment in Teaching.”
W. H. Fouse, Lexington, Ken-
tucky, was in charge of the pro<
gram and conducted a round table
discussion by Kentucky principal!
on the subject “The High School
and the Depression.” The music
was furnished by the Madison
Junior High School Glee Clubs
and the Louisville Normal School
Chorus. At 7 P. M. on the same
evening, R. L, Omenter, head
of the Music Department of the
K. N. E. A. conducted a one»hou!
musicsle which preceeded the
general session at Quinn Chapel
church. The Welcome address
was delivered by Maude E. Brown
of Louisville, and the response by
M. L. Copeland of Hopkinsville.
After musical selections by
Blanche Moody and Earline Sands
of Louisville, D. H. Anderson.
president of the K. N. E. A. made


his annual address. The main
adress of the evening was given
by Jeanette Trippette Jones, an
instructor in the Wendell Phillips
High School, Chicago, who was
introduced by Mrs. W. C. Buford.
Mrs. Jones pointed out in her ad-
dress that the demand of the hour
is for the teacher Wm has on ade~
quate perspective of his field and
urged a greater preparation on the
part of the teacher to perform the
tasks which now belonged to the
profession. She stated that edu-
cational expenditures are not lux-
uries but investments which yield
large returns. She further ont~
lined some of the recent trends
in education and urged that teach-
ers go back to their communities
inspired to urge a further comps
oration on the part of the public in
the matetr of kepmg our educa—
ionzl program at least up to pres
ent standards. After music by the
Boys Glee Club of Central High
School which was directed by Carl
Barbour, S. L. Barker, chairman
of the Legislative Committee made
his annual report which appears
elsewhere. A helath address was
also given by Dr. L. E. Smith, rep-
resentative of the Louisville ’l‘uber~
culosis Association. This meeting
was adjourned with the heme—
diction snd announcements by the
Second General Seniun I

The second general session was
held on Thursday, April 20 at 8:15
P. M. Prior to this session, teach-

 are spent the morning hours view-
ing a picture at the Grand Theatre
which was highly entertaining and
observed demonstrations and ex-
hibits at the Dunbar schooL Sev-
eral hundred teachers visited the
Dun'bsr School and atttended dem-
on strations in the various sub-
jects and freely spoke of the help
which they received from their ob-

At 2:30 P. M. on this same date,
the various departments or the
K. N. E. A. held sectional meet~
ings, all of which were attended
better than at previous K. N. E. A.
conventions. Reports of these de-
partments show that outstanding
speakers were heard and that pro-
fitahle discussions were featured.
Another hour of music was ren-
dered 'hy the Music Department of
the K. N. E. A. at '1 P. M. on this

The Louisville Girls Glee Club,
directed by R. L. Carpenter and
an invocation by W. H. Bellow,
opened the Thursday night session.
The.first address of the evening
was made by R. E. Wright, presi-
dent of Wilberforce University,
who was introduced by G, W. Jack-
son, Louisville. Dr. Wright spoke
on the “Needs in Negro Educa-
tion." He pointed out that there
are special problems in educating
the Negro which must be consid-
ered by Negro teachers in their
teaching procedures. He stated
that the Negro children should he
urged to get An added amount of
education in order to cope with
the difficulties that he encounters
because of his race.

After a solo by Anna Mahin of
Louisville, F. M. Wood, super-
visor of Colored Schools in Balti-

more and president of the Na-
tional Association of Teachers in
Colored Schools, was introduced
by R. E. Clement, Dean of Louis-
ville Municipal College. Profes-
sor Wood was well received thy
K. N. E. A. having been president
of the organization end. being a
native of Kentucky. In the course
of an eloquent address, he urged
that the teaching fraternities of
this country get a clearer vision
of their duties as character build-
ers. He stated that the education
outlined for the white youth was
equally valuable and desirable for
the colored youth. He urged the
teachers of Kentucky to keep
abreast with the times my keeping
in touch with the writings of such
leaders in education as Dr. Kil-
patriak and others. He, along
with Dr. Wright» urged the beach-
ers of. Kentucky to continue their
professional progress in spite of
present financial conditions in
order that our boys and girls
might keep abreast with the dee
mantis of a changing civilization.

The next feature of this session
was the report of the Nominating
Committee of which Marie 5.
Brown of Mnyfield was chairman.
The report of the committee was
received and a motion prevailed
that there be no nominating
speeches for the candidates for the
presidency of the K. N. E. A.,
namely, R. B. Atwood of Frank-
fort and W. J. Gallery of Paris.
This session ended with a solo by
Vernell Hayes of Paducah and an-
nouncements by the president of
the K. N. E. A.

Third General Session

This session of the K. N. E. A.

was conducted by W. E. Fouse,

 chairman of the Principal’s Con-
ference who sponsored the pro-
gram. Following music by the
Madison Junior High School or-
chestra, directed by M. Lyda John-
son and invocation by P. J.
Coxe, pastor of Knox Presbyter-
ian church, Superintendent K. R.
Patterson of Maylfield7 was intro-
duced by J. Bryant Cooper of that
city. He brought gratings to the
K. N. E. A. and gave an inspiring
address to those assembled. The
chief address of the morning was
by Dr. Carter V. Geode of the
University of Cincinnati, who
spoke on the theme “New Schools
for Old." In this address, Dr.
Goode urged the substitution of
newer procedures which were de-
sirable in the modern progress of
Fourth General Eeuion

The fourth general session of
the K. N. E A. was the second
annual musicals and was held on
Friday night, April 21 at 8 P. EL
Prior to this program, teachers
enjoyed a free picture at the Lyric
Theatre and attended sectional
meetings conducted by various de-
pertmenfs of the K. N. E. A. at
2 P. M. Chief features of the
elementary school section were ad-
dresses hy Dr, Spencer Shank of
the University of Cincinnati and
Sperintendent H. H. Hill of Lex-
ington and a State Spelling Bee.

The musicele on this evening
featured Gustatva McGurdy of
Chicago. A large and apprecia-
tive audience listened attentively
to the high type musical selec-
tions rendered. The audience
seemed to love to hear her and
gave of applause of approval un-
usual and unmistakable. R. L.

Carpenter was the ammpanist for
the artist and perforelnd excel-
lently. other features on this
program included numbers by the
K. S. I. C. Octette, directed \by
Nannette Wheatley and the fa-
mous Apollo Quartette which in—
cludes Messrs. H. W. O‘Bannon.
Carl Barbour, T. J. Long and Dr.
C. L. Thomas. The program was
proclaimed by all to be a high
light in the program of the K. N.
E. A. convention.
Fifth General Section

This session of the K. N. E. A.
was mainly a business session and
was held at Central High School
chapel. It was opened with de-
votionals led by Reverend J. Frank
cis Wilson of Maceo. The first
business was a. report of the vari-
ous departments of the K. N. E.
A. Scott Mitchell of Winchester,
reported the findings of the Prin-
cipals’ Conference. Irl‘he report
was received and adopted. The
Elementary Education Deput-
ment reported a successful spell-
ing contest directed by G. H.
Brown of Louisville. The follow-
ing pupils were contestants and
received prizes according to the
order given below: Roy Richard-
son, Trigg county; (2) Dorothy
S. Humphrey, Henry county; (3)
Helen Dale, Shelby county; (4)
(Joy Miller, Jefferson county;
(5) Thomas Troutman, Union
county; (6) Bernice Miller, Chris-
tian county; (7) Foray Redford.
Hopkinsville; (3) Julia Mar-
shall, Mason cmmty; (9) Walter
Garrett, Garrard county; (10)
Mable Gilbert, Spencer county:
(11) Wilbur Wilson, Muhlenherg
county; (12) Non A. Poole,


 Breckinridge county; (13) Learn
Thomas, Woodford county; (14)
Mary R. Richardson, Hardin
county; (15) Allen Easters, Old-
hnm county; (16) Georgette. Fora
tone, Jefferson county, Louisvdle;
(17) Ellen Tobin, Cumberland
county; (18) Virginia Foster.
John G. Fee school, Mason coun-
ty; (19) Leora Statement, Wash-
ington county, and (20) Thomas
Taylor, Jessamine county. It is
to be noted that the first prize.
$10.00, donated by the K N. E.
A.. was won by Roy Richardson
of Trigg county. The next eleven
prizes consisting of $5.00, $3.00,
$2.00 and eight dictionaries were
donated by the Louisville Courier-
.l'ournnl and Times through the
courtesy of Donald McWain, dries-
tor of the Courier-Journal Spell-
ing Bee. The next three prizes,
consisting of one dollar each,
were donated by J. E. Cooper, fu-
neral dinctor, Louisville. Mrs.
L H. Smith, chairman of this de~
partment also reported other fea-
tures of this department’s meet-
ings in a special report. Reports
of other sectional meetings in-
clude those of (1) R. B. Atwood,
chairman of the High School and
College section; (2) Whitney H.
Young, chairman— of Vocational
Education department; (3) H. A.
Kean, director of the Athletic
department: (5) Mrs. M. L. Cope-
land and Mrs. T. L. Anderson of
the Rural Education Department;
(6) A. M. Emanuel, chairman of
the Foreign Language depart-
ment,- (7) W. M. Bright, director
of Science Teachers Conference,
and (8) R. L. Gamenter, chain

man of Music Department. ‘

The next feature of this ses~
sion was the reports of various
K. N. E. A. committees. Presi-
dent R. B. Atwood reported on
the committee to the Educat‘on
Commission. The committee con-
sisted of E. B. Atwood, chairman,
Frankfort; L. N. Taylor, Frank-
fort; A. S. Wilson, Louisville;
H. 3.. Merry, Coviugton; R. E.
Clement, Louisville, and S. L.
Barker, Owenshoro. The K. N. E.
A. passed a motion to endorse the
work of this committee and to
recommend that the Kentucky Ed-
ucation Commission Mt favorably
on its report, incorporating lta
suggestions in the legislative pro-
from to ’be enacted through the
findings of the Kentucky Survey

The next report was that of the
Resolution committee was voted
upon and adopted. The seven
items of the report mentioned
elsewhere were voted upon as fol
lows: Item I —- Tabled for one
year,- Item H~Referred to Board
of Directors; Item III—«Referred
to Board of Directors; Item 1V—
Referred to the president of K.
N. E. A.; Item V~Refnrred to
the president of K. N. E. A.;
Item VIvReferred to the Legisla-
tive commitete and Item VII—
To be tabled for one year.

The next report was that of
the Scholarship Loan Fund made
by Estella Kennedy through a
written communication to the sec-
retary of the K. N. E. A. The re-
port stated that no loans had been
made during the year due to the
fact that the Scholarship Loan


 Fund was in the closed Mutual
Standard Bank. The committee
uportcd two applications on file
and that one of them had been
approved for fifty dolars ($50.00)
which sum the directors of the
K. N. E. A. are asked to appro-
priate at this annual session.

The next report was that at
the committee on Neurology con-
sisting of R. L. Bowery, Elizsr
bethtown; 1. Francis Wilson. Mn-
cea and Rebecca. Tllley, Shelby-
ville. The following persons were
mentioned as having passed ”dur-
ing the year and their names as
faithful teachers recommended
for notation in K. N, E. A. rec-
ords; Mrs. Sarah S. McBeth,
Keene, Ky. ; Mrs. Jennie S. Graves
of Nicholasvllle, Ky.; Prof. R. R.
Buckner of Earlington, Ky.;
Mrs. John '1‘. Green of George-
town, Ky.; Mrs. Florence Ander-
son Muir of Lexington, Ky.; Miss
Alice Saunders of Lexington. Ky.;
ville, Ky., Miss 101a Ryans; and
Prof Moses Hawkins of Madison-
ville. The committee also recom-
mended that names of deceased
teachers of the K. N. E. A be sent
to the secretary as soon as pos-
sible during the school year.

The report of the secretory-
treasurer of the K. N. E. A. was
then read and received. ‘llhe
secretary-treasurer, A. S. Wilson.
explained in detail the activities
of his office and the manner in
which financial records were kept.
He explained that the K. N. E.
A. ofice was operated throughout
the school year'and that its main

activities were conducting a spell-

ing contest throughout the state
prior to the State Spelling Bee,
and the publication of the K. N.
E. A. Journals, which publication
appears bi-monthly during the
school year. He further explained
that the Lincoln Bank of Louis-
ville was the depository of the
K. N, E. A. funds and that can-
celled checks and receipts were
kept for all money paid out of the
treasury along with a modem
bookkeeping system which record-

_ed in detail all receipts and ex-

penditnres. These records, he
added were exhibited annually
to the Board of Directors for
detailed inspection. After some
discussions, the Association pass-
ed a motion that the Board of
Directors meet annually on the
Wednesday prior to the K. N.
E. A. convention to audit the
books of the secretary-treas-
urerl It was then decided that
the fiscal year be from April 1
of one year to April 1 the follow~
ing year and that the annual re
port of the sercretary-treasurer,
after being audited by the Board
of Directors be given in detailed
form to the members of the Assm
ciation attending the annual meet-

The report of the election com-
mittee was the next to receive
adoption. This committee reported
the following oficers elected:
President, R. B. Atwood, Frank-
fort (W. J. Gallery received 151
votes and R. B. Atwood 853 votes
according to this report 01 the
committee which counted the ho!-
lots); Vice-President, F. H. White,
Lexington; Second VicePresident,
G. H. Brown, Louisville; Secre-


 tiny-Treasurer, Atwood S. Wilson,
Louisville; Assistant Secretary,
L. V. Ranels, Winchester; Direc-
tors, S. L. Barker, Owensboro and
F. A. Taylor, Louisville (the other
two directors with unexpired
terms are W. S. Blanton, Frank-
fort and J. L. Bean, Vessailles);
Historian, G. W. Parks, Richmond.
The newly elected oficers of the
K. N. E. A. were then called to
the platform by the retiring presi-
dent D. H. Anderson. Paducsh.
After insmlling the new oficers
and following a motion made by
W. H. Perry, Sn, Louisville, the
K. N. E. A. thanked the retiring
president, D. H. Anderson, for the
services rendered the organiza-
tion. The newly elected president,
R. B. Atwood, made appropriate
tamarks in which he sought the
co—opa‘ation of every Kentucky
principal and teacher. He stated
that very soon he would announce
a definite educational program to
be undertaken by the K. N. E. A.
during his administration.

The next business of the Asso-
ciation was the consideration of
the proposed meeting of the Na-
tional Association of Teachers in
Colored Schools in Louisville,
August 1-4. The K. N. E. A.
voted to coeperate with Losisville
teachers in entertaining and mak-
ing plans for the meeting at the
N. A. '1‘. G. S. The presidflnt of
the K. N. E. A. was elected a
delegate mil authorized to make
such expenditures in the matter
that were necessary according to
his judgment. It was also moved
nnd seconded that each principal
solicit his Mailers for member
ships in the N. A. '1‘. C. S. and
report some to IR. B. Atwood.

Frankfort at their earliest con-

At this point, a report of the
State Parent-Teacher Association
was made by Mrs. Essie Mack in
which she urged that principals
and teachers of the State eon-
tinue their co-operation with the
State Parent-Teacher Association.
She also outlined the proceedings
of the State P. T. A. which con-
vened along with the K. N. E. A.
Beside having a successful meetv
ing, they made plans to entertain
the National Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation which meeting is to he
held in Louisville, August 1-4.

The National Better Homes
Movement was then mentioned my
Mrs. Hunter of Lexington and re
ceived by vote the endorsement of
the K. N. E. A.

The next item of business was
an appeal to the K. N. E. A. on
'hehaif of the Scottsboro case by
G. W. Saffell, Shelbyville. It was
moved and seconded that the
K. N. E. A. endorse the move-
ment to support any assistance to
be rendered the boys in the
Seottsboro case. Following this,
a motion prevailed that the K. N.
E. A. donate $5.00 to the Asso~
ciation for the Advancement of
Negro Life and History. This
motion was sponsored by Mrs. L.
H. Smith of Lexington. It was
next moved and seconded that all
further donations of the K. N.
E. A. be left in the hands of the
Board of Directors who were lhet-
ter acquainted with the financinl
resources of the Association.

The general body then adjourn—
ed to meet in 1934. The Board
of Directors, however, remained
for the annual meeting. At this


 session of the Directors’ meeting,
the secretary made a detailed fi-
nancial report. A motion was
carried that the report of the
secretary-treasurer be received up
to April 15, 1933, the report
from April 15, 1983 to April 1,
1934 to be audited at the 1934
meeting of the Directors. The
Directors then voted to allow the
mmtary—treasurer 25 per cent of
the enrollment tees for his yearly
salary, $266.00, based on a mem-
bersnip of 1064. The Directors
then voted to allow the Scholar-
ship Loan Committee to loan
$15.75, the only amount in the
fund which was not in the closed
Mutual Standard Bank. Following
remarks on further policies by
R. B. Atwood, the newly elected
president of the K. N. E. A., the
fifty-seventh annual session of the

K, N. n A. was officially ad-
The final feature of the Con-

vention was “A Health Revue" at
the Louisville Jefferson County
Amory Saturday night, April 21
The program was presented by
more than five hundred pupils of
t h 8 Louisville Public Schools
through a committee consisting of
principals, selected teachers of
Wizards and E. L. Carpenter, su-
pervisor of muic in the colored
schools of Louisville. More than
three thousand persons attended
this the tlm‘t’teenth annual exhibit
of the K. N. E. A. Features of
this program included demonstra-
h'on of the Drum and Bugle
Corps of the Western, Lincoln,
Jackson Junior High and Madison
Junior High Schools. Beside a
musical program by the Booker
T. Washington Community Center

Band, there were numbers by each
of the Louisville schools present-
ing some phase of a health dent
onstmtion in the form of gymnas-
tics, drills, organized play, aesthe-
tic dancing and song. The cos-
tumes were beautiful and the
numbers well-rendered. The credit
for this feature of the program
goes to the unthing efiorfs of
Louisville teachers and principals.
(Miss) L. V. RANELS,

Assistant Secretary

A. s. WIION,

((1933 Selsion of K. N. E. A.)

First: The outlook of the Colored
High Schools of the Stall/3, in
view of depressed condtions and
the tendency to economize in edu-
cah'onal expenses, needs concerted
action on the part of our educa-
tional leaders to prevent further
school curailment of educational
programs to the detriment of the
Negro youth of the State.

Second: There has been a re-
duction in salaries from five to
twenty-six per cent, while many
of our High School teachers are
overloaded with pupil hours and
subject matter.

Third: There has been a noted
increase in enrollment, despite the
fact that the teaching stafi has
been diminished and many useful
subjects dropped from the course
of study.

Fourth: The economic attitude
has been disturbed, because of the
influence of the depression, and



 some method must be devised to
meet the apparent crisis, which
seems to threaten the very stabil-
ity of our educational syst-.

Fifth: Unemployment ranges
from ten to fifty per cent in our
group, which is attempted to be
met by a Federal Commission, sup-
plimented by a local committee,
that gives enou