local matter the question of techniques to be used to arouse the public to insist
on adequate support for schools. There was general agreement that each Dis.
trict Association would give active support, in its locality, to movements for
H. C. RUSSELL
The passing of Harvey C. Russell last Fall marked the close of a career dedi-
cated to educational and racial advancement. Educated in the public school,
of Bloomfield, Kentucky, at Kentucky State College, awarded the A.B. degree
by Simmons University and the M.A. degree by the University of Cincinnati,
he was well trained for leadership. Along with formal preparation he had an
understanding of people, gained through close association with the rank and file,
as well as leaders of groups in fraternal, business, religious and educational fields.
Perhaps no man had more intimate knowledge of the people of the state
than Mr. Russell. In all his relations, he met them on the human level. The
list of key positions he held is long and well known. In each of them he ren-
dered sigficant service. As dean of Kentucky State College, State Director
of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration, President of West
Kentucky Vocational Training School, Business Manager of Simmons University,
President of the K. N. E. A., he gave strong, effective leadership to develop
advantages for youth.
After his retirement from active service, he devoted much time to writing
a history of the K. N. E. A.. and published several monographs on phases of its
development. Other pamphlets were planned at the time of his passing. The
strong influence of Mr. Russell will be felt in the state for many years.
The annual convention of the Kentucky Negro Education Association will
be held in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12, 13, 14, 1950. Daytime sessions will
be in the Madison Street Junior High School building, Eighteenth and Madison
Streets, and evening sessions will be at Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church, 912 West
Chestnut Street. The Annual Musicale, to be held on the evening of April 14,
is tentatively scheduled for Halleck Hall, Second and Lee Streets.
The theme for the 1950 convention is "Exploring New Frontiers in Vocational
Training and Vocational Opportunities." Mr. J. A. Thomas, Industrial Secretary
of the National Urban League, New York City, will address the opening meeting
on Wednesday evening, April 12. Another high point of this meeting will be
the annual address of President Whitney M. Young, outlining the achievements
of the year and sounding the keynote of the convention.
Mr. James M. Nabrit, Secretary of Howard University, and Dr. Felton G.
Clark, Jr., President of Southern University, will address the Association on
Thursday evening. Dr. Virginia Lacey Jones, one of the few Ph.D.'s in Library
Science, will address sectional meetings during the convention.
Social features will include a dance given by the K. N. E. A. on the evening
of April 12, open to K. N. E. A. members and their friends, and a semi-formal
dance on April 13, given by the Kentucky State College Alumni, honoring its
members and their friends.
The annual Principals' banquet will be held on Thursday afternoon, April 13,
and the annual Spelling Contest on Friday, April 14. Word lists for the spell-
ing contest may be secured from the office of the secretary.