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About Oregon mirror. (Portland, Oregon) 19??-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1962)
V O L . 11 No. 2
What Is Solution?
Why do we the citizens of Oregon have Representative
Leadership of so little faith in themselves and less faith
in the people whom they represent. The Daisy Williams
Housing Project, has become the major center of discussion
in and out of the Albina Area.
It appears that the interested people in favor of building
The Daisy Williams Housing Project in the Albina Area,
are in revolt against the organizations and other interested
parties opposing the site location. Actually the citizens have
awakened t® the realization, that his rights are being chal
lenged and its high time he speaks for himself. Many people
presume to speak for him, but now he feels his voice is as
important as theirs, because it envolves him economically
as well as socially.
The negro is blamed for many of the social ills that exist
today in the Albina Community or in fact any community
where there is a concentration of Negroes.
They say we create slums, but who owned these slums
before they were rented to Negroes? Who charges exor
bitant rent for these squalit quarters? Who has cut up these
quarters to double and triple the number of units for rent?
The Negro is charged with being disportionate on the r e
lief rolls. Who investigates the reasons for this inequity?
What permits these unhealthy conditions to arise?
Many families are economically depressed, because of
the high cost of living and their job earnings being extrem
ely limited, because of common labor becoming obsolete
and by being of a non-skilled status, through lack of educa
Conditions prevailing such as these perpetuates closeness
of a community not because of inward desires, but because
of economic stability. Why deprive these people the chance
of uplifting the spirits of the Albina Community by removing
themselves from these unsavory conditions and into clean
and decent housing as to where they can be as proud of
their community as any disinterested person not living
There are many things to be considered in relocation
of fam ilies outside of the Albina Area.
From old friend, neighbors, relatives and a common
knowledge of the economic plights which they and their
neighbors have endured over a period of years. It’ s difficult
to force people out of areas where they desire to live, but
it’ s not very difficult to upgrade their standards of living
comfortably, and realizing part of their income for things
they so drastically need.
We a ie not presuming that the Negro Is without fault; nor
that he should be held totaly blameless for these social ills.
Certainly there are areas where he can help and can make
a major contribution.
The Negro wants to be a more effective and responsible
part of Albina or any other community, but he also wants
the unfair burden he has been forced to carry off his back.
You cannot face reality by running away from it.
THE -NEGRO WANTS TO BE AMONG MEN BUT AS A
MAN. THE NEGRO CAN WALK BUT HE W IL L WALK
O NLY AS A MAN. “ TO THYNE OWNSELF BE TRUE AND
IT MUST FOLLOW AS NIGHT THE DAY, THOU CANNOT
THEN BE FALSE TO ANY M A N ’ ’ .
Dr. Booker T. Lewis,
member of the Association
stated that never in life has
he seen a man so honest,
sincere and dedicated to the
organizations and people he
Mr. Williams and
his deceased wife Mrs.
Daisy Williams of whom the
project is being named were
among the founders of the
Urban League of Portland
and The National Associa
tion for the Advancement
of Colored People.
Photo by BalUegar
Sun. March 25th at the
meeting of the Albina Tax
payers and Civic Associa
tion, a standing ovation and
words of praise were given
to Edgar Williams, Portland
Housing Authority Commis
sioner. Mr. Williams spoke
to the group on the progress
of the Daisy Williams P ro
Daisy Williams Project Big ?
What k Argument?
B A l T Z I (.AM
Sig L'nander candidate for the Sen
ate, w u h e d Dr. booker T Lewis,
North C ity Representative candidate
the best of luck in his forthcoming
F ive Cents
March 28, 1962
B IL L Y WEBB LO D G E
At a regular meeting of The Billy Webb Lodge members,
a resolution was passed favoring The Daisy Williams Hous
ing Project being built in the area so designated by the
Mr. U. H. Leverett, Grand Exalted Ruler of Billy Webb
Lodge, stated, “ We feel because of the geographical loca
tion of the Knott Street Center which is adjacent to the tent
ative project, and Elliot School being able to capacitate a
large number of student enrollments, and the shopping
centers being conveniently located, it makes it the most
available spot for The Albina Community.’ ’
Photo by Ualtzeg&r
Viviane L Barnett Joins M irror Staff
Photc by Baltzeg&r
Mrs. Viviane L. Barnett of
1810 N.E. 1st joined the O re
gon M irro r Staff this week
as Society Editor.
Mrs. Barnett is a native
of Iowa, attended the State
University of Iowa and is
presently a student at Port
land State college, majoring
in General Business.
She has been a licensed
beautician in Oregon for 19
years, and owner of La Viv-
ianne Beautv Shop at 1810
Mrs. Barnett is Pres, of
Zeta Iota Sorority Inc., me
mber of Alpha Chi Pi Ome-
ga Sorority, Sec. of the No
minating Committee of the Y
Portland’ s first and only
negro Red Cross volunteer
F irst-Aid and Water Safety
Instructor, member of the
First Aid Instructors Club,
member of the Oregon T ra il
Chapter Water Safety Com
mittee and a graduate of The
Cross Aquatic School. She
was Water Front Director
for the YWCA at Camp West-
wind last year.
At the present time she
is conducting a Junior First
Aid class at Hmaculate Heart
She is also a member of
Club Hathor (Protem -A u xil-
liary of the Ancient Egyp-
t i a n Arabic Order Nobles
Mystic Shrine of North and
South America and Its Jur
Barnett is a l s o
Chairman of the Albina Tax
payers and C i v i c Associa
tion, which is Striving for
Community Betterment and
Equal Opportunities for all
She will be writing the Wo
men’ s Corner of this paper
and requests that you please
convey all pictures, social
and club news to her, by Sun-
Born in Montana in 1912,
I have been a resident of Port
land for the past 34 years.
Admitted to the bar in 1939.
Following three years’ service
with the 91st Infantry Combat
Division, I resumed the prac
tice of law until appointed
to this bench in 1951,
I st vmgly feel that the wide
variety of civil and criminal
cases tried in the district court
affords a judge an excellent
for the circuit
court. Therefore, in seeking
this new position, I am sub
mitting to the voters for their
approval my record and more
than ten years’ experience on
this bench, plus additional ex
perience acquired the past
year while sitting ns a pro-tem
circuit court judge pursuant
to assignment by the Supreme
day 6:00 P.M. 1810 N.E. 1st.