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Volume I April, 1931 Number 4









Program Issue 7
One of Our New Rural Buildings






A. L. Gavin, Principal

This is the fourth of a series of school buildings recently con-
structed for Colored Youth by the Kentucky Boards of Education.

“An Equal Educational Opportunity for Every' Kentucky Child”






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West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan





Louisville Mummpal


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Announces a 9
Especially Planned i
For Teachers

College Credit To Those Meeting

Enhance Requirements

Expenses Reasonable ‘ strong Funny ,

Regular College Session Begins In September



 The K. N. E. A. Journal

Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association


Volume I April, 1931. Number 4

Published by the Kentucky Negro Educational Association
Editorial office at 2518 Magazine Street
Louisville, Kentucky

Atwood S. Wilson, Executive Secretary, Louisville, Managing Editor
W. B. Humphrey, Maysville, President of K. N. E. A.

Board of Director:
J. L. Bean, Versailles W. S. Blanton, Frankfort
S. L. Barker, Owensboro F. A. Taylor, Louisville

Published Bimonthly during the school year: October, Decemhm‘,
February and April

Mmhership in the K. N. E. A. (One Dollar) includes su‘hscriptlon to
the Journal

Rates for Advertising space mailed on request
Present Circulation: 1500 copies . l . 1930 K. N. E. A. Membership 1270







Editorial Comment . 2
Sidelights on 1931 K N. E. A Program . 4
Announcements for 1931 K N. E. A. Convention . 6
President of N. A T. c. s. on Program . 8
Present Secretzry for Re~Election . 9
President Humphrey Greets Teachers .12
The K. N. E. A. Honor Roll ...... .14
The Music Teachers’ Association . .16
The Advantages of Class Piano (By R. L Carpenter .17
The Value of Athletics to Oui Schools (By H. S. Wilson) . . .19
K.l\ N E. A Kullings ................ .20
The B. T Washington School at Ashland. . .21
D. H Anderson to Run for K. N E. A President . . .22
The Racial Situation in America (By W. W. Alexmder) . .3:


The Cosmopolitan School Quartette . .
Lillian M Lemon on Muzicsl Program
Myth Along the Color Line .........
P.- T. A President Announces Convention
Some School Law Questions ...........
The May Underwood High School at Frankfort . .







Editorial Comm

Homes may be secured by writing in advance.


Write As early

as possible in order to get the best accomodatians. Most teachers have
stopping mlaees but those who desire may secure homes through the
K. N‘ E. A. office. Rates will be one donn— per night for sleeping, 35
cents for breakfast, and 40 cents for dinner. Make your arrangements
at the outset to avoid any misunderstanding. Cafeterias near our meet:—
ing will furnish meals at reasonable rates.


Principals and organizations are enrolling their teachers in groups.
All such 100 per cent wdvance enrollments are placed on the K N. E.
A. Elmer Roll. This Honor Roll will be published in our various Ken-
tucky Weeklies, and a. special record to be shown at the 1931 meeting.
Certificates of Honor will be sent to all 100 per cent schools A dollar
from every teacher is expected whether they attend the meeting at
Louisville or not. Do your pm. Help maintain the K. N. E. A.


Identification Cerfificates insuring reduced rates to the K. N. E. A.
meeting in April may be obtained from the secretary Secure cedifi—
cates early. None will he sent you unless you request same. Your
1931 membership card along with your certificate, is a guarantee of
reduced rates. Do not wait. Enroll now.



Each teacher should [plan to visit 1 Departmental Meeting of the
K. N. E. A. me first meetings will he on Thursday afternoon of the
K. N E. A. convention. The sectional meetings have been arranged
in the afternoons for the convenience of AL Eight departments will
have programs. (In each program there will be one or more outstand-
ing speakers. The K. N. E. A. is paying the speakers’ expenses to
Louisville for some of these speakers in order to make sectional meet-
ings more attractive. Read like program of these departments and
attend the one which you feel will benefit you in your work. For
professional improvement attend a sectional (program.


We shall hold the general sessions of the K. N E. A. at the C. M.
E. Church on Chestnut Street, between Eighth and Ninth. This is very
near the Central High School where sectional meetings are to he held


 and will be vny convenient. Moreover this church will seat a larger
number than our former meeting .places and the K. N. E. A should hold
very successful! sessions in our new meeting place. Do not forget, the
headquarters of the K. N. E. A. will be at the C. M. E. Church and not
at Quinn chapel as heretofore. Meet all of your friends in and about
the 0.. M. E, Church.



The Annual State Spelling Bee will be on Friday morning of the
K. N. E. A. meeting in the Elementary School Deyartment. Twelve
prizes will be awarded, the first {our being prizes of $10.00, $5.00,
$3.00, and $2.00, and the remainder being dictionaries. The Louis-
ville Courier-Journal has agreed to donate ten dollars and eight dic-
tionaries for prizes in the Kl N. E. A. Spelling Bee. From all indica-
tions this will be the largest spelling bee in the history of the K. N. E. A.
Local elimination contests have been held throughout the State and the
winners will be in Louisville for the finals.



The district organizstions of the K. N. E. A. will serve as the nomi-
nating committee of the K. N. E. A. as heretofore. Miss M. S. Brown of
the First District will serve as chain'nsn of the committee and will
report 1931 nominations to the association at the general morning
session, Thursday, April 16, 1931. Election will be by ballot on Friday,
April 17 and will be conducted according to the constitution (the plan
used in 1929). Each teacher should, therefore, bring his membership
card to the meeting. The terms of two directors exiplre this year.
These directors, Prof. F. A. Taylor of Louisville, and Prof. S. L. Barker
of Owensboro, will be up for X‘s-election.

It is customary for a K. N. E. A. president to serve two years and
a new president will therefore be elected this year, Prof. W. )1. Hum-
phrey retiring.

All other officers of the Association may succeed themselves if
they so desire. All of them, including the present secretory-treasurer,
will seek re—election.

The election will be under the direction of an election committee
to be appointed by the president of the K. N. E. A.



Teachers are urged to plan industrial and other types of exhibits
in accordance with the plans outlined in the December K. N. E. A.
Journal. There will be plenty of space in the Central High School gym-
nasium. Teachers are urged to arrange exhibit items on Wednesday
afternoon and early Thursday morning for inspection by 9:00 a. In on
Thursday, April 16‘ Ribbons will be awarded by competent judges on
Thursday, April 16, at 1:00 p. m, and the prizes will be given out Sat-
urday, April 18, at 10 a. m, by the secretary of the K. N. E. A at the
general session.


 Sidelights on 1931 K. N. E. A. Program

9:30 A. M.
10:00 A. M.
12:30 P. M.

3:15 P. M.

7:15 P. M.


10:00 P. M.

2:30 P. M.

7:16 P. M.

8:15 P. M

Central Theme:
“Guidance in Negro Education.”
Wednesday, April 15, 1931

Registration of Teachers, C. M. E. Church, 807 W.
Chestnut Street, Louisville, Ky.
Arrangement of literary and industrial exhibit items at
the Central High School gymnasium.
Inspection of the new Kentucky Municipal College for
Negroes at Seventh and Kentucky streets.
Principals’ Confrence—eR. D. Roi-nan, Chairman (at the
C. M. E. Church and open to all local and visiting

Program of the State Music Association, R. L. Carpen-

ter, Directress Special feature: Cosmopolitan Quartette,
Indianapolis, Ind.

C. M. E. Church, First General Session of the K. N. E. A.
Welcome Address—Marguerite Parks, Louisville.
Response to Welcome—H. E. Goodloe, Russellville.
Address—W, H. Humphrey, President of K. N. E. A.
Address-Charles Satchell Morris, Jr., A. B., The Uni-
vern'ty of Chicago, A. M., Columbia University, of Lynch-
burg, Va.

Awarding of K. N. E, A. District enrollment Trophy by
A. S. Wilson, Secretary of K. N. E. A.

Thursday, April 16, 1931

Opening of Second General Session, C. M. E. Church.
Report of Legislative Committee, J. Max Bond.
Address: Dr. John Rufi, Professor of Secondary Edu-
cation. the University of Missouri.

Nomination of K. N. E. A. presidents.

Address—Dr. Thomas D. Wood, professor of Health
Education, Columbia University.

Suecia! Talking Picture, Palace Theater, Eleventh 8nd
Walnut Streets. Free to members of the K. N. E. A.
wearing badges.

Sectional meetings of various departments at the c. M.
M. E. Church, Central High School, Y. M. C. A. and
Western Bunch Library.

Music program at c. M. E. Church, R. L. Carpenter,

Opening of Third General Session of K. N. E. A.


 330 P. M. Address—“Fact and Myth Along the Color me," Dr. w.
0. Brown, Professor of Sociology, the University of
9:15 P. M. Address—«Fannie C. Williams, President of the N. A. T.
C. 8., New Orleans, Louisimm.
Friday, April 17, 1931
8:30 A. M. Sectional meetings continued from Thursday afternoon.
9:00 A. M. Inter-Racial meeting of State Educator: at C. M. E.
Church Sunday School room under the supervision of
> J. Max Bond.
10:30 A. M. State Spelling Contesb—Auspices of the Elementary
School Department, Mrs. L. H. Smith, Chairman.
2:15 P. M. Opening of Fourflh General Session at G. M. E. Church.
2:30 P. M. Address—Rufus Clement, Ph. D., Dean of the Louis-
ville Municipal College for Negroes.
3:30 P. M. State Declamatory Contest.
(Each legislative district my luve one representative.)
7:00 P. M. Physical exhibition begins at Armory.
7:15 P. M. Elementary school pupils at organized play at Armory.
8:00 P. M. High school girls in calesthenio exercises at Armory.
8:30 P. M. Junior 'high school track events at Armory.
9:00 P. M. Senior high school (:er events at Amory.
10:00 P. M. Social period begins at Armory.
Suturdly, April 18.
(General Business Session at C. M. E. Church.)
9:00 A. M. Community singing led {by R_ L. Carpenter‘
9:15 A. M. Report of the Election Committee and the installation
of new K. N. E. A. officers.
10:00 A. M. Report of Special K. N. E. A. Committees and directors
of departments.
11:00 A. M. Secretary's annual report and awarding of exhinit prizes.
11:30 A. M. New business and adjournment.
(Special music numbers throughout program.)


Thunfl-y, April 16, I! 2:30 P. Mi, and Friday, April 11, at 8:30 A. NL

Department Place
.. .. . . Chestnut Street Y. M. C. A.

. . . Room 104, Cenh‘A'I High School
The C. M. E. Church
. . Room 201, Central High. School
. Room 203. Central High School
Central High School Chapel
. . . Western Branch Library
. Sunday School Room of C. M, E. Church
. l . . Room 202, Central High School



Elementary School .
High School and College .
Industrial Arts .
Music . . . .
Pfincilpals’ Conference .
Rural . . . .





 Announcements For 1931 K. N. E. A. Convention

Prof. C. L. Timberlske, of
Greenville, Ky., has announced
that he is a candidate for the
presidency of the K. N. E. A.
Prof. Timberlake is Well known
throughout the State of Kentucky
and for a number of years has
been a loyal Worker for the K. N.
E. A. He is, at present, in charge
of the County Training School at
Greenville and is reported to be
doing a very good educatiunal
service in his county. He deserves
the consideration of Kentucky
teachers for the office which he
seeks. His name will, therefore
nppm on the official K. N. E. A.


u o t u
The election of officers of the
K. N. E. A. will 'he held on Friday,
April 17, and the nominations of
K. N. E. A. presidents will be
made at the Thursday morning
session. From S a. m. to 6 p. m.
on Friday, April 17, teachers may
vote by ballot for the various
candidates Thy presenting their
membership cards as evidence of
eligibility to vote.

o o s e

The general sessions of the K.
N. E. A. will be held at the C. M.
E. Church on Chestnut Street be-
tween Eighth and Ninth, in Louis-
ville. Kentucky.

: o s< :

The Eleventh Annual Exhi<
hition will he held at the
Armory on Friday night, April
17th and the ususl social
period from 1‘!) to 12 p. in. will
he a feature of the program.
Special orchestra music and re

freshments will tend to make this
a most pleasant evening for all
visiting teachers.

o o o a

At the night sessions of the

K. N, E. A., members of the K. N.
E. A. are to be given preference
with regard to seating. It is pose
sible that those not members of
the K. N. E. A. wfll he charged a
fee of 25a unless they have been
given tickets by some member of
the K. N. E, A. Such a procedure
will prevent teachers from having
to stand during the progrnms
while those who do not bear the
expense of the program are per-
mitted to take seats.

I t e a

Mr. J. Max Bond will have a
special conference on “Negro
Education in Kentuc ” on Friday
morning, April 17, at 8:30 a. m.
in the Sunday school room of the
C. M. E. Church. The colored
principals of the state, the heads
of our Negro institutions, and
teachers interested in the higher
education of the Negro are in-
vited to this conference. There
will also be invited to this con-
ference various superintendents
of the state and oflicials interest-
ed in the education of the Negro.

v. e e t

Colored teachers who are in~
terested in the commercial ex-
hibits of the K. E_ A. will be per-
mitted to attend such exhibits in
the Columbia Auditorium. It is
suggested that teachers mange
to inspect such exhibits in the
afternoon from 5 to '7 p. m.

 A talking picture will be pre—
sented to the enrolled members
of the K. N. EL A. on Thursday
morning, April 16, at 11:30 a. m.
at the Pikes Theater. This picture
is given at the expense of the K.
N. E. A, treasury and '5 free to
teachers who wear badges It is
hoped that on: visiting teachers
as well as our local teachers will
take advantage of this entertain-
ment ofi'ered by me K. N. E. A.

t a e ,

It is expected that at least
5,000 patrons will attend the
Armory on Friday night. Every
teacher should plan to be present
to meet his friends to spend a
pleasant evening.

t c x x

The Primary Department will
hold its sectional meeting at the
Western Branch Library at Tenth
and Chestnut Streets.

t s e o

Advance sale of tickets to the
Armory will he 35c, if purchased
before Friday, April 17.

O s o o

The State Parent-Teacher As-
sociation is to meet in Louisville
at the Western Branch Library,
Monday and Tuesday, April 18
and 14, 1931. Mrs. Essie D.
Mack, the president, is planning
a very splendid program and de-
sires every P.-T. A. in Kentucky
to send delegates.

I t t h

Teachers are urged to write
the Secretary as soon as possible
if they desire him to secure them
stopping places while in Louis—
ville to attend the April meeting.

a s s -n

One of the best addresses of
our program will he that of Prof.
W. 0. Brown, of the University

of Cincinnati, on the Thursday
night program,
o o o n

One of the best features of the
Thursday night program of the
K. N. E. A. will be music to be
furnished ‘by the glee club of the
Kentucky State Industrial Col-
lege under the direction of Miss
Wheatle'y. Other organizein'ons
that have agreed to furnish mu-
sic numbers on the K. N. E. A.
program consists of Madison and
Jackson Junior High Schools, of
Louisville, a chorus consisting of
pupils of the Jefl‘erson County
schools, the Central High school
glee club, the Louisville Normal
school glee club, the Kappa Alpha
Psi quartet, Lincoln Institute glee
club, the Jefierson County Chil-
dren’s Home chorus, Kentucky
School for the Blind band, and
the State Music Teachers Asso-
ciation. .

c e c v;

Miss Emma Lewis, of Hampton
Institute, has been engaged to
give demonstrations in the Ele-
mentary School Department at
the C. M. E. Church during the
K. N. E. A. convention.

a o e t

Teachers who desire lunches at
reasonable rates during the K. N.
E. A. convention may secure
same at the C. M. E. Churcl'l.
Bright’s Pharmacy, Page's Con»
fectionery, and White’s Pharm-


National Negro Health Week
will be April 5 to 12, 1931. Ken-
tucky taechers are urged to plan
health programs throughout the
week and cooperate to improve
our general health situation.

 President of N. A. T. C. S. 011 Program

on the program of the 1931
convention of the K, N. E A, there
will appear Miss rannie c. Wil-
liams, the president of the Na-
tinnal Association of Teachers in
Colored schools, an organization
representing 45,000 Colored
teachers throughout the United
States. She is to speak on Thurs
day, April 15, in Louisville, Ken-
tucky at our 55th Annual Session,
llliss Williams is the principal of
one of the large elementary
schools of New Orlclns and is
nationally known 'because of her
studies in Negro education. She
ranks among our leading women
of America and honors the teach-
ers of Kentuchy by her appear—
ance on the program. In speak-
ing of her desires for 1931 she
writes as follows:

“There are three institutions
which hive for (hair sole purpose
the care, nurture, development
and growth of the young. Thcse
institutions are the home, the
church and the schooli All are
vital essentials of the community,
the state, the national common-
wealth. Each institution has its
special work to do—instilling,
guiding and giving children a
chance to grow in hcilth, intellect,
spirit and emotional attitudes.

“Viv wish to my country and
its cl lens is threefold: First, I
wish for every boy and every girl,
every adolescent, a home where
love, sympathy, knowledge and
Christian ideals are found; A home
from which the mother sends out
each day the adults and children
physically and mentally prepared
to do the day’s task; a home that

provides wholesome amusements
for its children And that supelu
use the recreation beyond its
dooi ; a home where parents co-
operate with all wholesome influ-
ences of child life; a home that
fits; children to live the creative

“Second, that each church ac-
cording to its faith and rules
would so provide within its walls
for health work, play and recrea-
tion, study periods, story hours
during the week and on Sunday
thus giving to the children a mod-
ern, systematized church school.
This would insure each child
spiritual guidance through the
activities of daily living.

“Third, for is school where
t e a c h e r s understand children,
the‘~ needs and their varying
abi ties, so thjt John Doe, who
loves to do with his hands, Will
not be forced to use only his
memory .md Mary Roe, who
wants to make jingles and rhymes
will not be considered a nuisance;
a school that provides vocational
guidance so that each child shill
be reached through his individual
interest; a school that teaches
children how to work and live
together; a school that is a cen-
ter to the community and 11m)-
vides for the play life and effi-
cient citizenship of its children.

”Thus, through the consumma-
tion of these wishes a community
would evolve. Here the children
would be considered the assets
of the community, This can only
be accomplished through provid—
ing wholesome environment for
every child.



 “President Hoover ‘has said:
‘Civilization marches on the feet
of little children’ Then all three
wishes must. surely mean that

health, happiness, Christian guid-
ance at home, school, church and
wholesome recrenti are asked
for our children during 1931."


Present Secretary For lie-Election

As announced in the December
K. N. E A. Journal, the present
secretary, Atwood st Wilson, will
he a. candidate fer reelection at
the 1931 session of the K. N. E.
A. He will ask for a vote of con-
fidence on the part of teachers
out of consideration of his
achievements as secretary of the
K. N‘ E. A

Some of these
are as follows:

1. Through the promotion of
annual exhibitions at the Louis—
ville Al'mory, a K. N, E. A
Scholarship Fund has been estab»
lished, students in some of the
leading universities having al-
ready received loans, thus indies»
ing its successful operation

2 Ateachers’ agency has been
established through which several
teachers have been placed and co—
operation given various Kentucky
Superintendents in the selection
of teachers.

3. The membership of the K,
N. E, At has been increased over
30 per cent, and to the highest
rank in per cent of teachers ens
rolled, of any Colored teachers
association in the United Stdtesr

4. The K. N. E, A, has been
kept out 40f debt, established a
surplus in the treasury, and kept
the money in Colored banks.

5, The K NE A_ Journal has
has been published regularly and
on time, containing at least thirty.



Secretary K it E. A.


two pages pJges per issue.
publication was started by the sec-
retary this year and has already
received the indorscment of the
State Department of Education
and the praise of the General Edue
cation Baird.

G. The industrial exhibits have
been placed in the hands of the
industrial education department
where they rightly belong and an
allotment of two hundred dollars

 for state prizes has been made.

7. He secures speakers for
the general program of national
importance and he plans to make
this procedure a definite policy.
He states, that when teachers go
to the expense of coming to Lou-
isville that they should hear the
best of our race whether they
live in Kentucky or not. It is his
plan to continue to secure for the
programs such people of the class
of Mrs. Mary Mch-d Bethune;
Mrs. Sallie w. Stewt,Mrs.Mary
Church Terrell, Miss Nannie Bur-
roughs, Mrs. Fannie c. Williams,
Dr. Mordecia Johnson, Dr. E. El
Moton, Dr. John Hope, President
John W. Davis, Prof. Charles
Satchell Morris, Dr‘r Carter Wood-
son, President Thomas E. Jones
(Fisk University), Dr. c. H. Par—
rish, Dr. Rufus Clement, etc. In
addition other state educators
shall continue to contribute to
departmental programs and often
be on general programs as here-

8. He plans to continue to
bring specialists to each of our
departments of education. He
expresses as his aim, the desire
to have teachers receive the ad-
vice and inspiration of experts
at the annual meeting as far as
possible. Last year the K, N. E.
A. began such a practice by hav-
ing Miss Minnie Lewis, of Hamp—
ton Institute, to address the Ele-
ment'try Educational Department.

9. The principles which were
outlined by Prof. Wilson in his
objectit'es of the K. N, E. A. have
been very successfully inaugu—
rated and shall act as a bzsis of
future activity. These objectives
include, longer school terms, bet-
ter‘ salaries, better buildings and


more consolidation and transpor—
tation. He has visited the coun—
ties and made talks and recom-
mendations sing the line of con-
solidation and transportation. The
pictures of our new schocls have
been placed in the outside and
inside of the K. N. E. A. Journals
to encourage other boards of edu-
cation to furnish colored youth
better buildings.

10. Advertisements to finance
the publications have been secured
by the secretary and a continuous
effort along this line Will be made
to add to the revenue and make
it possible not to tax the teachers
except for the annual fee of one
dollar. Certain large gifts have
been received annually and an ef-
fort will be made to increase the

11. The secretary plans to con-
tinue to make visits with the legis-
lative committee to Frznkfort and
to pay the expenses of this com-
mittee as he has already done.

12. Cooperation with the K. E.
A. will be continued. Evidence
of this has been the securing of
K. E. A. speakers on our program,
the securing of the privilege for
1931 for colored teachers to at-
tend some of the sessions of the
K. N. E. A. and to observe their
commer ‘ exhibits.

Mr. Wilson only seeks re-elec-
tion as a result of his schieve<
ment. He does not seek reaelec-
tion on promises only. He has
served the organization faithfully,
and loves the work. He has tried
to represent the teachers of the
state intelligently, by constantly
keeping abreast with the new
phases of educational activity and
by continuing to study at the
University of Chicago, ev en


 though he holds degrees from
both Fisk University and the
University of Chicago. As sec-
retary of the K. N. E. A. Mr.
Wilson rightfully represents the
educational forces of Kentucky.

Where there is union there is
strength. Let every one dnter~
casted in the Welfare of the K. N.
E. A in its effort to further edu—
cational advancement, vote for
Prof, Wilson at the 1931 meet,
ing. As it is, the organization
will undergo seve‘ral official
changes and it is known that at

least one person in control must-
stick to keep the association on
the sound basis.

Think it over and talk it over.
Compare tabulated results and
think for yourself and decide for
yourself that Prof. A. S. Wilson,
is the only man for the place.

Prof. W. H. Perry, Jo,
Miss M. s Brown,
Mr, Lee L. Brown,
Miss Gladys Faust,


Fisk Given Class “A” Rating

By Association of Colleges

First Survey of Its Kind In South

Fisk has been granted “A"
class rating by the Association of
Colleges and Secondary Schools
of the Southern States at its an-
nual rnee‘ing held in Atlanta, G8.,
December 2. Six other Negro
colleges were-granted “B” class
“tinge Dr. Arthur Wright, head
of the Department of Education
at Dartmouth College, was the
representative appointed by the
conunittee of the Association to
conduct the survey.

This is the first time a survey
of the Negro colleges of the South
has been made by that Association
and Fisk is the first and only
Negro college to receive its “A"
class rating.

Last year when the association
held its meeting in Lexington, Ky.
President Jones attended the ses-
sion and worked with the com-
mittee to get the Association to
survey the Negro colleges. He
in October,


was successful and

Dr. Wn‘ght, the representative,
spent a week on the campus and
gave the Association a very fine
report of Fisk University.
Schools receiving “B” class
rating were Talladega College,
Morehouse College, and Johnson
C_ Smith University. This does
not mean that their bachelors will
not be recognized, but it does
mean that they are deficient in
not more than one Muse of their
organization or equipment.

Addition-l Announcements for
1931 K. N. E. A.

Visit the exhibits at Central
High gymnasium. The Louisville
schools will hsve a special exhib-
its of health education charts and

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Ribbons will be awarded exhib—
it items on Thursday, April 15,
at l p. m. The prizes will be
awarded at the Saturday morn-
ing session

 President Hundphrey Greets Teachers

Dear Fellow Teachers:

At this time I wish to call upon
every Kentucky teacher to make
plans to attend the 1931 conven-
tion of the K. N. E. A. Great
efforts have been put forth to
have one of the best programs in
our history for the meeting in
Louisville, April 15 to 18,1931.
Outstanding educators of the Uni-
ted States have been secured, both
on the general programs and on
sectional programs. Special atten-
tion has been given to exhibits in
industrial education and demon-
stration work in the various de—
portnrents~ These features will be
especially beneficial to the class
roorn teacher. A rnusic program
being arranged includes choice
musiciel selections of the highest
type and by the best artists which
we have in Kentucky. Miss R. L.
Carpenter has worked very div
gently on this part of the pro-
gram Through the cooperation
of Messrs. L. N. Taylor and J.
Max Bond, the interracial work of
the K. N. E. A. continues to im-
prove, as indicated by several en-
nouncements elsewhere in this

Our theme for the 1931 session
is, "Guidance in Negro Educa-
cation." It is quite necessary
that we who are leaders in educa
tion inspire Negro boys and girls
to get the right type of education
and use the education which they
obtain along the right lines. More
emphasis should be placed on yo-
cations] education and our boys
and girls should be watched more
carefully in order that we might




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see that they are led to the best
occupations in keeping with their
abilities. Throughout the pro-
gram these ideas will be empha-
sized at the 1931 session by the
various speakers.

Through the secretary of this
Association, we have sent all
teachers enrolled in the K. N. E.
A.. the K. N. E. A. Journal which
publication has received praise of
educabors throughout the country
and it is hoped that every teacher
will continue to support the K. N.
E. A. by paying his annual dues
in order that this excellent publi-
cation rnight he. continued. It
would be very worthwhile if this

 Journol could he published month-
lyl In order to do so,‘ however,
it seems necessary that at least
fifty cents be added to the present
enrollment fee, This is s. proce-
due of the Kentucky Educational
Association and is worth consid-
ering by this Association. One of
the main accomplishments of the
K. N. E. A, Journal has been the
display of new school buildings
in Kentucky, which, undoubtedly,
villi influence other boards of
education to give to the Negro
youth of Kentucky the best pos-
sible along the line of school build-

As president of your Associa—
tion, I have endeavored to fulfill
my [ire-election prromises. With
the assistance of the brains and
energy of our most capable sec-
retary, Atwood S. Wilson, the fol-
lowing pre—election promises have
been fulfilled: (1) The creation
of a K. N. E. A. and K. E. A. joint
committee for the punpose of
bringing stronger relations be»
tween the two associations in
Kentucky engaged in educational
work As indicated elsewhere in
this Journal, this committee has
done good work along this line;
(2) the creation of a scholarship
fund, same having actually func-
tioned during my administmtion:
(3) the meeting of the legislative
committee at Frankfort on several
occasions and the taking of such
steps as thought best to aid Negro
education in the state; (4) the

raising of Vocational education
to 5: higher plane—this 'being
somewhat sceonclplishodl through
the annual programs at which
industrial education and voca-
tional guidance h.“ e been stressed;
and (5) inspiring boards of
education to take a more prog-
ressive attitude towards the needs
of Negro children. We have at
tempted to urge better buildings
and higher salaries. While it has