THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Septem­ber 24 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

1936:play­wright Ja­maican au­thor,

and poet, Una Mar­son, re­turns from Eng­land af­ter work­ing with ex­iled Ethiopian Em­peror Haile Se­lassie and deal­ing with his cor­re­spon­dence and ac­com­pa­ny­ing him as a mem­ber of his del­e­ga­tion to the League of Na­tions in Geneva, where he pleads for in­ter­na­tional help to or­der the Ital­ians from his coun­try. She also at­tends the Congress of the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Women for Suf­frage and Equal Ci­ti­zen­ship at the Sul­tan’s Palace in Is­tan­bul, Tur­key. She is the first black to be one of the col­lab­o­ra­tors at the League of Na­tions. Her two sis­ters, Et­tie Mar­son and E.L Mar­son-Jones, head­mistress of Cardiff High School, meet her at the pier. 1944:Catholic by Fr Eberle F. Bal­lon and Fr Kil­coine, of­fi­ci­ated. The first ser­vice takes just a lit­tle over one hour, dur­ing which an in­spir­ing ser­mon is given by Fr Glad­stone Wil­son. 1954:The

Daily Gleaner re­ports that fash­ion his­tory will be cre­ated on Satur­day, Novem­ber 20, 1954 when a group of six mod­els from the House of Christian Dior in Paris will ar­rive in the is­land for a se­ries of three shows to be held on Novem­ber 22, 23 & 24, 1954, at the Myr­tle Bank Ho­tel, Tower Isle, and Mon­tego Beach Ho­tel, re­spec­tively. Un­der the pa­tron­age of W.A. Bus­ta­mante and in aid of the Po­lio Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Fund, the shows are part of a tour of Cen­tral and South Amer­ica from the es­tab­lish­ment headed by 49-yearold M. Dior, the man who has been de­scribed as be­ing “able to lower forty mil­lion hem­lines by low­er­ing his pen­cil”.

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