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PO R TLAN D IN Q U IR ER
Ralph H. Faulk, Editor
Published Each Wednesday
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YO U R D U T Y
The Democratic Party in its National Convention reverted
to type after twelve years of pretense. It adopted a program
for the forthcoming election that bids fair to end its rule of
the alphabets that have irked the Nation no end at intervals.
Beginning with the N. R. A . it has worked its way through
the alphabet from A to Z and the literal explanation of N. R.
A .— Negroes Robbed Again— could well have been applied to
most of the other lettered agencies.
In the original platform of the Demos the issue of race
was given a very prondnent place. The Constitutional right
of racial and religious minorities to vote and have equal
opportunities with all citizens was to have been guaranteed
or at least assured by the Convention. But the Convention
would not dare to fly in the face of providence and alienate
the south by giving this justice to Negroes. The Democrats
decided that they would fare better by appeasing the south
and the Negroes were Robbed Again.
IÆTTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I’m just one of the many young
boys of this community who can’t
quite understand why we teen-age
kius, who are not yet old enough to
die, aren't allowed into certain
amusement locations because of
our age. The thing that I can’t un
derstand is what are we supposed
to do sit home and knit stockings
or something. I know you older
people think that we are too young
to be out after 10 o’clock etc., but
do you realize that in less than a
year for some of us we will be re
quired to enter the armed forces.
I know this letter is a little out
of the ordinary but I ask you to
put it in print because it expresses
Household of Ruth
Golden W est 844, G.U.O.F.
Meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesday 2:30
p. m., 2504 Williams Ave., Mrs.
Josephine Morrison, M. N. G. Mrs.
Annabelle Harris, N. G. Sec.
It is your duty to Register and Vote to help your brother
and sister in the South who are not permitted to Register and
Vote in the Lily-White Democratic Primary.
To some of the Negroes, yes a large number of the Ne
groes here, this will be the first time you have had the oppor
tunity of exercising your Constitutional right of a voice in
your government. Take advantage of this opportunity. You
have all to gain and nothing to lose but what is y<jurs as a
citizen. This is your chance to prove to your neighbor, to your
community, the people who are wondering what kind of citi
zen you are going to be, that you are interested in your own
welfare. Your chance to prove that your domination in the
South was not of your own choosing and that you are not a
coward, that you will fight back. Go down and Register and
follow it up with your Vote.
boys and girls
Breaking the established prece
dent o f the Council of adjourning
at 10 o’clock, time was given, at
the request of one of the members,
to allow Mi\ Angelo Herndon, who
is affiliated with the Frederick
Douglas School o f Applied Science
in California, to speak to the mixed
Mr. Herndon commended
the group on their determination
to continue the Inter-Racial Coun
cil and that such a group was need
ed in every city in order to combat
M c L a u g h l i n
A program of spiritual en
lightenment will be held Sep
tember 20, 1944, at the Mc
center No. 1—beginning at 2:30
Admission will be 75c for
adults, and 35c for children.
Songs will be ffurnished by
the Alabama Israelites and the
Kings of Harmony.
REVEREND L. A. GREGGS,
CATHOLIC CHAPEL OF THE
21 N. E. Broadway
Rev. Jerome M. Schmitz, Chapl.
Miss Doris Reynolds, Catechist
Sunday, Mass and Sermon:
9 o’clock A. M.
Wednesday, Novena Devotions:
8 o’clock P. M.
MT. OLIVET BAPTIST
Rev. C. C. Clow
N. E. First Ave. and Schuyler
ORDER OF SERVICES:
9:45 a. m. Sunday School
Mrs. Marie Smith, Supt.
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship
6:30 p. m. B. Y. P. Felowshilp
conducted by Lenworth Miner
8:00 p. m. Evening Worship
BETHEL CHURCH, A. M. E.
N. McMillen and Larrabee
ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH
Vicar L. O. Stone
N. E. Knott anu Rodney
7:45 a. m. Communion Service
10:00 a. m. Church School
11:00 a. m. Morning Prayer
Thursday 9:00 a. m. Commun
COMMUNITY M. B. CHURCH
Rev. H. C. Cheatham, Pastor
845 Cottonwood Street
Vanport City, 17, Oregon
EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH
Rev. J. F. Smith
2007 N. Williams Ave.
N. E. 74th and Glisan St.
Rev. R. E. Donaldson, Minister
Sunday School 10:30 a. m.
Morning Worship 11 a. m.
B. Y. P. U. Meeting 7:00 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1205 Hathaway Drive
Rev. J. W. Brown, Pastor
All Nations Church o f God
Elder James S. Lomax, Pastor.
Multnomah and Williams Ave.
ORDER OF SERVICES
Tuesday and Thursday: Evan
gelistic Services 7:45.
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting
Sunday: Sunday School 10:00,
Morning Service 11:45, Y. P. W.
W. 6:30. Evening Service 8:00.
Williams Ave. Church of God
Elder Claud L. Lampkin, Pastor
2504 N. Williams Ave.
ORDER OF SERVICES
Monday and Friday: Evange-
listical Services 7:30. Wednes
day: Bible Band 8:00. Sunday:
Sunday School 10:00, Morning
Service 11:30. Y. P. W. W. 6:30.
Evening Services 7:45.
COME ONE! COME ALL!
Mrs. Lampkin, Reporter.
P A Y AS LITTLE AS
$1.25 A W E E K
In what proved to be one of the
most heated meetings of the Inter*
Racial Council ever held in Van
couver, the Council was saved
from dissolution by a 23-6 vote,
Monday, August 14th.
During the course of the session,
which was presided over by Rev.
Moses Guy, three proposals were
presented to the members to be
voted upon, said proposals had been
drawn up at an executive board
meeting held earlier last month.
After much discussion pro and con,
If there is anlything I like to
read better than the Portland In
quirer, it is more of it. How about
a larger paper?
2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday
at 8:00 p. m.
Houston, Tex., Aug. 6.
2504 Williams Avenue
K. L. Culp, W. Master
Recently a friend of mine sent
L. R. Blackburn, Secretary
me a copy of your paper. May I
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congratulate you on a very fine
I notice by the volume num
ber that it is very young, however,
Chapter No. 6, O. E. S.
it seems to be well known here al
Meetings 1st Wednesday each
ready as I know some more people
month 8:00 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Ave.
who have received copies.
Mrs. Elise S. Reynolds, Secretary
If the Portland Inquirer reflects
Billy Webb Lodge No.1050 the real Portland, then I am sure
I would like very much to live
L B. P. O. E. of W .
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wed.
My best wishes for your continu
8:30 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Av. (Russell St.) ed success.
W. L. Shine, Exalted Ruler
M. L. Dave.
Edward Felts, Secretary
Inter-Racial Council Saved the ballot form was adopted by the
members to be used in casting their
V 0 t “ S.
LETTERS TO THE ED —
Portland, Aug. 14.
2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.
I imagine I do not have to tell
you that The Portland Inquirer it
the best paper that has ever been
in Portland for our race. I have
been here quite a few years and I
Keep up the good work and you
R. H. Jones.
Excelsior Lodge No. 23
F. & A . M.
The night before Truman was nominated for the vice
presidency, the supporters of Wallace staged a demonstration
that created pandemonium in the convention. Delegates from
state after state fell in line to form a parade which eventually
included hundreds, shouting and cheering and carrying ban
ners that stated the desires of the majority, “ We Want W al
lace.” The Convention was wild. But it gained nothing that
the people wanted, Wallace, the south did not want him. The
south that for years has always denied the Negro the right
to live as a normal human being. The south that has disfran
chised, segregated, abused and lynched the Negro. The south
that for years has denied the Colored man the right to take
pari; in his own government. This is the south that the
Enterprise Lodge No. 1
Democratic party sees fit to please rather than make an effort
F. & A . M.
1st and 3rd Monday
to assure the Negro they would protect the privileges that
8:00 p. m.
are rightfully his by law.
2504 N. Williams Ave.
H. Bowers, W. Master
There is no other explanation for the actions of the Dem
James L. Wasson, Secretary
ocrats than that they feel they are no longer in need of the
Y . M. C. A.
support of the Negro or at least think that they do not have
831 S. W. Sixth Avenue
to bother about making a bid for the vote of the colored man.
This idea of being sure that we as a race are going to follow
Y . W . C. A.
S. W. Broadway
like lambs led to the slaughter any program that is given us
is insulting to the Negro. W hy should we support a party
that has treated our race this way from time immemorial
Make Eastern Your
except for a few years. Those few years they felt as if they
needed the Negro, but now since the Democratic party thinks
it is strong enough to do without us, they make no conces
It is the duty of every Negro to Register and Vote if for
no other reason than to use the only weapon you have with
which to combat the party that is in favor of disfranchising
so many o f the opinions of kids
around that age.
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