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had to. Some of the people who came over from the merger with the
United Office and Professional Workers, I forget the name of the
woman, she later went to school and got a Ph.D., very, very advanced
in years. They worked on the second floor on the paper. Fortunately or
unfortunately, the kind of programs that I was in charge of, everything
happened at night, and so you didn't finish at night until 10:00 or
11:00 o'clock at night during the week, and then the weekends were
terrible, were just murder. I was excited about it, but for my family --
like, there was agreement that we were saving the world. That was a
very, very bad kind of thing. I just want to show you something to see
what this is. For example, this is the saturday night club. I found it --
this is the rank and file program, see.
Your handwriting hasn't changed in thirty years.
I know. These are rank and file programs. Then you have here,
then you have here, see, for one thing, in 65 you also learned
finances, and that things had to pay for themselves. You thought in
terms of cost. You didn't just throw away money at all. That's how I
became very penurious. Look at this one. We're looking for
performers. Someone gave me this, of the different members. And
look at, here.
These people were professional actors, and some of them were
professional concert-givers. People who were members?
Members, yes. I'd ask --
What's New Era?
It's a shop. It's a direct mail shop. This is the score for the
This was for Negro History Month, 1951.
Here is one of the locals in Philadelphia, asking Dave Livingston
to get them entertainment for their open house in Philadelphia. This is
the income and expenses_____of the night club. I look down here and
I see the cost of an average night at a club, license, rent, linen,
general supplies, depreciation, $2, miscellaneous, $5, $403_____
cover one night. We would make a profit. But look at the attendance.
The attendance was high, but this does not show you. Each area had
the tickets. Then at the consumer service there would be public sale to
the members generally. Then there's a door sale and there's a total
sale. Then there's tickets outstanding, not paid for yet. Ordered food,
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