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Vote Survey Gives
BY TED BURGER
A partial count of the local N e
gro vote showed a higher percent
age of Republican leaning than
was generally expected going in
to the November election. Al
though the Democrats by far held
the lead, nearly 33 per cent or
1.636 votes were recorded on the
Unofficial breakdown of the
5,068 votes from 19 precincts in
and around the Williams avenue
district shows that slightly more
than 67 per cent of those casting
votes on either of the two major
national tickets chose Adlai E.
Stevenson and John H. Spark
man, Democratic candidates for
president and vice-president of
the United States.
It is estimated tha* slightly less
than 150 voters cast their lots
with Vincent Halliman and Char-
lotta Bass, national Progressive
Some Fail To Vote
The area represented here
stretches, roughly, from the riv
er to N. E. 8th avenue and from
Oregon street to Skidmore street.
The vote count of the precincts
within this district represents, by
far, the bulk of the Negro ballot-
There were 4,563 registered
Democrats and 2,316 Republicans
m these precincts, and an esti
mated 200 who registered Pro
Of those registering
either Democratic or Republican.
3,526 were male and 3,353 were
Almost 25 per cent of the reg
istered Democrats either failed
to vote or did not vote the Ste-
venson-Sparkman ticket in the
general election. A correspond
ing 29 per cent of the registered
Republicans failed in the same
On the local scene, Herman C.
Plummer, Democratic candidate
for the state legislature received
only 2,750 of an estimated 5,168
possible votes. This is consider i statistics compare proportionate
ably less than was expected.
ly to tabulations recorded in oth
Peterson Gets Vote
er major cities among predomin
Non-partisan mayoral candi antly Negro districts
dates Dorothy Lee and Fred Pe
Stevenson collected an aver
terson received 2,243 and 2,925 age 75 per cent of total recorded
indicating j votes in a survey conducted by
that Lee enjoyed more favor from Jet magazine. Stevenson was gen-
this group than was expected.
I orally stronger in the East, par
It is estimated that 100 more ticularly in Brooklyn. In Chica
voters voted for local candidates go, major city of Stevenson's
end measures than voted for na home state, the governor polled
tional candidates, although as a about 75 per cent of the recorded
rute the case is vice versa because | Negro vote.
voters are apt to know' more
In Los Angeles, only western
about national candidates, their | city surveyed by Jet, Stevenson
press coverage being the more polled 78 per cent of the vote in
I those precincts dominated by Ne-
On the whole these partial vote | gro voters.
Po r t l an d
Funeral services were held Sat
urday, November 22, for Rolanda
Fielder, 6, 4528 N. Vancouver
avenue, at the Colonial mortu
ary. Rolanda died Wednesday,
following complications during
a tonsilectomy at Emanuel hos
pital. According to Mrs. Waltejj Vol. I. No. 16
Fielder, mother, death was
caused by a physical anti-reac
tion to oxygen.
Born here October 4, 1946, Ro- |
ianda was a first grade pupil at
Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 28, 1952
PRICE 10 CENTS
Otto Rutherford R e-elected Racial Prejudice
Stalls Home Sale
A Japanese couple recently at
At the November 16 meeting of the NAACP held at the Wil tempted to purchase a home in
liam? avenue YWCA, officers were elected for the coming ; the University of Portland dis-
year. Re-elected to the post of president of the Portland chap I trict and encountered strong op-
| position from neighbors of that
ter was Otto Rutherford.
Other elected officers included: Mrs. Lorna Marple. vice 1 residential community, according
An appeal by Bennie Hamil
ton, manager of the Apollo cab
company to sell to any of the
through a sealed bid was turned
down by the city council recent
ly, filed and given no further
Hamilton is seeking to sell his
business due to the fact that two
of his partners are anxious to
null out of the concern. He first
put his cabs on the streets in the
winter of 1950 and has been op
erating continually since that
According to Mayor-elect FYed
Peterson, Hamilton sought to sell
to another cab company on sealed
bids and have the Apollo cab
permits issued to the purchaser.
Peterson said that the code pro
vides that Public Utilities issue
permits and that is the authority.
Mayor Lee said she thinks it is
the job of those interested in pur
chasing the cab company to come
in and make application as indiv
The mayor told the council
that there was a need for a
cab company on the East side
and thought it wrong for West
side cabs to pick up in the East
district and not have an office
in that area.
According to the city council,
Hamilton thinks tha* they should
remove existing zones on the East
side if they want to protect hir,
Currently Hamilton has two —
his original number — Apollo
cabs on the streets.
to a resident of the district.
president; U. H. Leverett, second
The resident, Mrs. Homer Dum,
vice president; Mrs. Otto Ruther
N. Willamette boulevard,
ford, secretary; and
NAACP, this group has fre reported that the Japanese couple
quently leaned toward Commu- •ipplied to buy the 'and through
Elected to the Executive Board nist,c thought in its literature.
a real estate agent and asked
were: Rev. Sherman Burgoyne;! _____________________________
to inquire among the neighbors
Rev. J. Harold Jones; Rev. Mayo|
to any opposition to their pur
R u b e ; ts . Rev .1 M. Boyd. Rev
O B. Williams; Mrs. Lylia Phil-
lips: Mrs. Rachel Barno; Mr. Rob-
The real estate agent offered
ert Fritsch; Edgar Williams; Mrs.
to canvas the entire neighborhood
Daisy Williams; Mrs. Elizabeth j§t 4B£;"
for them, but their first stop, at
Carden; Thomas Vickers; Mrs., p lgy
the home next door to the house
for sale, caused an immediate cir
Jesse Johnson; Mrs. Anna Maej |g'
Lee: William Mitchell; Miss Ruth
culation of petitions to forestall
Haefner; J. C. Daneey: U. G.J
and prevent the Japanese put-
Plummer; Oliver E. Smith; Mrs.
Victoria Jackson; Mrs. Lorene
The first offer made by the
Bannister; Charles Williams; Mrs
KL., ¿ j r **
Japanese couple was turned down
Marie Smith: Raymond Wilson;
and a second offer was also re-
Lawrence Campbell; Jack Mar-
j fused on the grounds that anoth
tin; E. W. Smith; Monroe Sweet-
J u f ß ’:
er family had offered a higher
land; and Randolph Spencer. The
price. At present there is a “sold"
! sign on the structure.
petition from the floor.
The home sits di.ectly across
Schrunk Guest Speaker
from the University of Portland
FORMER PORTLANDER DIES
Guest speaker at the meeting
and the owner is said to be out
was Terry Schrunk, sheriff of
Retains NAACP Fosition
Mrs. Mary M. Duncan, 4024
I of town and not interested in the
M u l t n o m a h county. Sheriff ----------------------------------------------- skin color, of the new occupants N. E. 15th avenue, received news,
I Schrunk emphasized that local £ a s f f l j f e S
I of his former home, only inter- Monday, of the death of her
MISS ROLANDA FIELDER
government can be no better than
j ested in selling the home to the mother-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Dun
loise elementary school. Sne was the citizens who take an interest
can at Jackson, Michigan.
; highest bidder.
he identical twin of a sister. Re- in it.
The deceased was the/m other
the late Clem E. Duncan and
Both Rolanda and Renay were 1 One of the flaws noted in Ore Monday for William ‘Bill” Per
Winnie Davis and the grand
well known to Portlanders be gon's civil service by Schrunk tillo, 62, of 442 N. E. Thompson
of the late Eugene P.
was the imperfect inequality in
cause of their tap dancing skill.
Carr; all of Portland.
Survivors include: Mr. and the treatment of citizens. He stat his home. Death was attributed
Mother Duncan formerly re
ed that the law must be applied
Mrs. Walter Fielder, mother and
equally to all, rich as to the poor, to a heart attack. Burial was at attorney, was admitted to the sided in Portland with her daugh
father; Mrs. Viola Fielder, grand
but unfortunately this does not the Willamette National ceme United States District Court No- | ter.
mother; Phyllis Anita, sister; Re-
always happen in our community. tery.
His admittance j
nay, sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Ow
time thpt a Ne
The Portland branch of the|
en Cox, aunt and uncle, all of
this position in
NAACP went on record—in line
The body was interred at Rose with the National organization—
not to support the National Com- worked as a red cap at the Union
Attorney Plummer now has
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Station in Portland since the the right to practice in all Fed '
cral Courts in the state of Ore
He is survived by his wife, Es- 1 gon.
Bob Fritsch, membership chair- a possible original league pro- ^ telle I., of Portland and his moth
Formerly an attorney in Kan
man of the Portland Urban lea- gram concerning the community. I er Mrs. Elizabeth Pertillo of sas City, Missouri, Plummer came
gVie, reported at the monthly Smith said that talked of subjects ' Buckinridge, Texas.
to Portland in 1947 and was ad
mitted to the bar here in May,
meeting of the league at the for the proposed program include
Parish hall last week that 81 new the Portland housing situation JACKSON SELLS STATION 1948.
Speaking to a crowded hall at
He is a graduate of Blackstone :
members have been added to the
Cliff Jackson, owner of the
of Law in Chicago, III. In
league since the October meet
Union 76 service station at 262
City he was an assistant
of the league Edwin C. Berry ! N. Broadway, sold recently to
Attorney for six years.
Mark Smith said that a Decem said. “Segregation is evil, it be Fred Thomas and Hilbert O. Phil He practiced law in that citv for
lips. Jackson has been in business
ber program of the league may sets our land and it is as equal at this location since September, 11 years.
l e recorded and played back on
Plummer lives at 3975 N. E. !
the air some time during that
Under the new management Mallory avenue, is married and
month. Future Smith plans fo' was shown at the beginning of the station will be known as the has three children. He has a law
office in the Loyalty building
Fred and Hop Union service.
Urban league programs call fo. , the meeting.
For Wm. Pertillo
U.S. Court Admits
U. G. Plummer
Urban League Roster Increases
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