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REGISTRATION CLASSES TO BE HELD
CIlV, K rticn u ü a*4 Social N e « «
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s« help make it your« by «end
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Oregon's *\egro H ’eekly
PORTLAND, ORE, SEPTEMBER I. m i
Published each Friday
COLORED CAB COMPART FORMED
Y O l K
P. A. A. » . SINGERS TO SOCIALISTS
APPEAR AT DANCE
The National Socialist party had
Squadron 0 of the Portland Ar
luncheon at the New Healhman
my Air Base in cooperation with
hotel Wednesday, August 30th. at
('lasse s in
----------------------------- the Tfen age program at the St.
A Taxicab company, designed rated
com- j John*
furnish noon. Mr. Norman Thomas, Social-
primanly to serve the needs of the pomes refuse to come to the dis-
entertainment at the final ist candidate for Preai *ent. was the
colored population in the present trict immediately sur.ounding the dance 0f (be summer senes held by speaker. He selected for his sub-
ahortage of cabs is in the process W illiams Avenue and Cherry Street
Topper Club on Friday, ^*pt. ject “Frustration of Democracy.”
of formation. Stressing the very district at any time. Many times
Hi* talk waa very interesting, some
evident fact that the lack of sde-
without any subterfuge, just a
Arranged through Mr. Hill, rec- °f Die things he said will long be
These flashes are for the
quate taxi service has hit the color-
reational director of the all-Negro remembered by all present, espe-
ed neighborhoods the hardest, the
Residents of Vanport complained division, the program will present cially about the American people
benefit of those that have
group are in hopes of having th«#r ^ at
¡g aimo8t impossible to get the talented Squadron C quartette as a whole. Among other things he
license issued in the very near fut- a taxicab jn that area at any time, who will sing novel arrangements said Americans should first judge never registered. everybody
day or night, unless one can be of popular songs. Sgt. Benjamin themselves before passing judg
At a meeting held last Sunday sto'pped on tlie street. Many in- Harrison, reader, will offer some ment upon others. Take Russia for invited to come out and learn
several men and women interested gtances of cabs needed in an em- popular selections from Paul Law an example, she freed the serfs but how. Classes are free.
gave each individual a tract of
in the project mentioned a number erKency and none being available renoe Dunbar.
of reasons why the company should have 5 ^
mentioned. These com-
The Topper club is a teen-age co land to start on, and as years pass
do everything in their power to put plaints and t^ e faet that there are educational activity held each Fri it was up to the persons ability or
the cabs on the street as soon as some Negroes who have the initia day evening at the S t Johns Y. W. mentality whether they succeeded
possible. One lady had this to say, tive and the ability to go ahead C. A. from 8:30 to 12 o’clock. For or not, but the American Negro (
Tuesday, S ep t 5
“I have been a resident of Portland with some worthwhile business the Septeml|er 8 th affair a special was freed from slavery, but not
for many years. There was a time project are the reason for the five-piece orchestra will furnish given anything whatsoever to start
11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
when I knew all the cab drivers by forming of a Negro Cab company. music for dancing. All Teen-agers on; now is that fair to humans?
name. Recently I called a cab and
They never had a chance, could any
Among other things mentioned are invited.
was told that I would get a cab in
IxKation; VANPORT. COM
other race succeed with such ob-
an hour or maybe longer. At an- was the fact that there are going
, stacles? No. Therefore I want all
MUNITY CENTER No. 2;
NURSERY OPENED FOR
other time I was down town, it j to be people of our own race who
cf you to tell me where is the
was raining very hard and I went will try to impede the progress of
Equality or Democracy of which
to a corner where cabs usually the race by attempting to block
America so proudly speaks, is it
A new nursery school for Negro dead or did it ever exist?
stand. There was a cab there with this company. These people are
no one in i t I asked the driver if known to be forever in the fore children between the ages of 1 l* i The meeting was rounded out by
his cab was hired. He looked at me ground when it comes to causing and 6 years has been opened at En the guests receiving invitation
Friday, S ep t 8th
from head to toe and seemed as if trouble, said one of the members 1717 N. E. Victoria avenue by the and ticket8 ^ Washington High
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus School to hear Norman Thomas
he was about to let me have the
11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
cab. My husband was with me and is wholehearted cooperation of the and Mary, and will care for 40 chil- i speak at 8 p .m.
GUILDS LAKE. GUA^i ST.
', had been standing behind me, when I^egro, for the Negro, by the Ne dren as soon as additional facilities
the driver saw him It was no go. gro. It is time now' for the "Negroes are provided.
He told me the cab was already in to put away petty bickering and
A special project of the Society
join forces for the common good of St. Vincent de Paul, the school
Registration will be open from
The story was told and corrobo- 9 f the Colored population.
will be known as the Biassed Martin 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Friday and Sa
Nursery school, honoring Blessed turday in Civic theatre for limited
Take an interest in your
Martin League of Oregon, a depart
ment devoted to the "promotion” ofenrollm ent of grammar and high own welfare, and come to
Negro welfare, with Charles E. Ro- school students for the fall sem these classes. — 11 a. m. for
There is in Portland today a condition^ ¿hat never has yer as president.
ester of the Portland Civic Theatre
been known in the State of Oregon before. Every one knows Staffing the nursery school will School of Drama. Available in the graveyard and swing shift. 7
about the migration of the Negro to this area. It is no secret be Miss Margaret Egan, who has classes offered in instruction in act p. m. day and graveyard shift.
served as supervisor in a Seattle,
that the Colored population of Multnomah county holds a Wash., nursery school teachers’ ing technique, voice and diction,
SPONSORED BY THE
balance of power in potential votes. This condition has never unit for the pa*t eight years; Sis pantomime, improvisation, rehear
sal and performance. On the facul
existed before. But that Balance of Power will be of no value ter Adelaide Marie, trained nursery
school teacher; Miss Doris Reyn ty are Doris Smith, Ruth Radford
to the Negroes unless we get the new people REGISTERED. olds,, Negro group worker, and Herman and Hilmar Sallee.
REPUBLICAN C E N
Several times before and somewhere in this issue of the
Portland Inquirer we have spoken on the lack of Unity among Margaret Jane has been appointed vised by the social service bureau
superintendent of the nursery it is announced. The school is a
our people. Many times it has been spoken of by people in. school. Business management and beneficiary of the Portland Corn-
their daily conversation. No doubt you have spoken of it your social work problems will be super-1 munity Chest.
Shortage of Taxis Stressed in Request for license
WILL YOU HELP?
self or at least thought of it. Here is your chance to do some
thing about it —
WILL YOU VOLUNTEER TO HELP GET THE NEW
It iL your job, my job, everybody’s job, to help get these
people registered before the time expires. Will you help?
If you will volunteer your assistance, or the use of your
car or willing to help in any way, please call WEbster 7220.
Say that you will help and give your name and address.
Read “HOW YOU CAN HELP on page 4.
TO THE NEGROES OF MULTNOMAH COUNTY
PORTLAND, GUILDS LAKE, AND VANPORT CITY
Registration Is Now Open at the County Court House, Fifth Ave. and
Salmon Street, Room 141
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m a k e s s p e e c h to
In order to VOTE in the November Elections you first MUST register. In
order to register you will have to go to the County Court House.
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Edgar Kaiser made a speech to
his workers in the Vancouver yard
concerning “Efficiency.”The speech
was made after the receipt of a let
ter from the President on the need
for more AP5 trophies, and in a
hurry. The letter spoke of the ur
gency for these ships, not because
we were in a losing battle, but for
reasons which cannot be made pub
Mr. Kaiser also stated that the
yard was going on a Seven Day
for the next ten weeks and
To reach the County Court House take the Williams Ave. bus or the Alberta
trolley car or the Sellwood bus. Get off at Salmon Street (1000 S. W.) and walk
two blocks west.
From St. Johns or Interstate bus transfer at Oak Street to the Mississippi bus
or Broadway trolley. Get off at Salmon Street and walk two blocks east.
From Vanport ride bus to end of line (9th and Oak), walk east on Oak to
Broadway and take the Broadway trolley or Mississippi bus. Get off at Salmon St.,
Walk two blocks east.
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