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Prominent Negro Women
Quit« Democratic Party
llr M. SAWYER
By M. II«-1Ir- Dunn
Talking about a rhinny rratau-
rant, or have you already heard—
you iruenne«! it.
Wutrh out all eating places, you
better take a tip from me an<i
spruce up— now if you don’t get it,
please go to this restaurant ami
eat one of its delectable meals, and
see the changes that have been
made Added to this great attrac
tion is one of Portland’s best wait
resses (Irene M cCoy), who gives
service with a smile, and a grin
with a big fat tip.
This restaurant is now under the
supervision of Mesdames Coddie
To all lovers of B ar-B-Q , there
is a cozy little place on Ross Ave.,
where a lovely little lady namely,
Mrs. D M. Jones dishes up some
too ready orders.
very nice. Remember all are
from home and nw«*-thsarta
They highly appreciate these fa
vors from the bottom of their
hearts. Now don't forget you are
supposed to be the womsn, behind
the men- behind the guns— so live
up to it.
Jitter-hugs don't forget these
dates, Thursday, September 14th—
Sweethearts of Rhythm. Monday,
September 18th— Tiny Bradshaw.
The Sunday evening Vesper ser
vices at the U.S 0 . are really on
these days The soldiers and host
esses are really putting over good
To all mothers o f school child
ren: Isn’t it a grand ami glorious
feeling to be an early riser?— say
6 a.m.— that’s it, be sure and set
the alarm clock so little Johnny
won’t be late Someday he may be
a great man if he has the right
start. Remember a good education
is essential to his future.
If any of you Portland people
need energy, please call the editor
of this paper. He never gets tired—
Do you Mr. Faulk?
I’ll tell you about another ener
Calling all wives, sweethearts and
getic fellow, Stanton Duke.
Boy families of service men. October 15
how he gets around! If there would is the dead line date on which you
ever be a contest to that effect, may send your loved ones their
I wonder which one would win ?
overseas Christmas gifts. Remem
ber they must be in the mail by
The answer to last weeks ques
tion about California’s gift to Port
land, is none other than Mr. Sidney
U. S. O. N E W S
Friday, Sept. 15— Portland
P H ILA D E LP H IA — M n Crys
tal Bird Pauaet, who was Special
Cor.saltan*, on Negro A ffairs with
the Office of Civilian Defense in
under Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt as part of her nine years
association with the Democratic
Party, joined the Re publicans in
the drive to elect Governor Thomas
E. Dewey as President of the Uni
Saturday, Sept. 16— Dance Nite.
The heat wave seems to be here
Sunday, Sept. 17— 7 p. m. Vesper
for the duration, why don’t some
local debuntante give a cold shower
Monday, Sept. 18— Style Show.
party ? Girls, that would be some
Tuesday, Sept 19— Game Nite.
thing new and eenjoyable too.
Wednesday, Sept. 20— Meet Our
When some of you girls are short
Thursday, Sept. 21— Bingo Par
of an escort for some social affair, ty.
don’t forget the dear old U.S.O.,
Friday, Sept. 22— Soldier Talent
where plenty lonesome soldiers are program.
willing and ready. These boys are
Saturday, Sept. 23— Dance Nite.
A. Use them as quickly as you
Blue Ration Tokens
Expire September 30 can. You won’t be able to get proc
Just before the Democratic Na
tional Convention, President Roose
velt invited Mrs. F a u v t to the
White House for a conference
about the same time he invite«!
Congressman W ilia m L. Dawson.
commenting on her
visit with the President, Mrs. Fau
set, a resident of this city, said:
" I have always been interested in
gaining recognition for Negroes in
American life, and I shall always
support men and women for public
office who show by their action
that they »-ill give Negroes the
recognition due them.”
Mrs. Fauset was on the platform
(C \> urtM y o f T h e O re g o n ia n )
at Convention Hall Thursday night
\ A.NPORT— Efforts of the Portland Inquirer aide«! by members of when Governor Dewey opened his
the Republican Party to register the Negroes of Multnomah County is
campaign with a speech in which
drawing attention of prominent Oregonians
Picture«! are Mrs. John Y. Richardson, Judge of the District Court, he branded the Democratic Party
instructing Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis and Mr. H’ m Oakley, both of Van- as one that is afraid to face the
port, as Ralph H Faulk, Editor of the Portland Inquirer, looks on. future, as one that has lost faith in
itself and in America.
Inquirer Drive Brings Success
REGISTRATION DRIVE SUCCESSFUL IN GUILDS LAKE
LARGER RETURNS EXPECTED IN VAN PORT.
The drive by the Portland INQUIRER to get the Ne
groes o f Multnomah County registered is producing results.
In the week just passed, over two hundred Negroes in the
Guilds Lake area have been registered, with hopes to ten
times that many to be directed to the booths before the next
week is out.
Starting on Tuesday at Vanport, the supporters o f this
drive began giving lessons in how to register, which was very
necessary. Among those who assisted in this work were Judge
Rose Richardson o f the District Court, Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis
a resident o f Vanport, Mr. B. M. Oakley, another interested
resident o f Vanport and Ralph H. Faulk, editor o f the Port
land Inquirer. The classes were held twice on last Tuesday
and on Wednesday, several residents o f Vanport went down
to the County Court House and registered.
A t the conclusion of the Gover
nor’s speech, Mrs Fauset rushed
up and congratulated him. She said
she was delighted to find a man
who could sit down and confer with
the Negro leadership of this coun
try on their problems. She grabbe«!
his hand, and, shaking it firmly,
pledged to work for his election.
The switch o f Mrs. Fauset from
the New Deal to the G. O. P. came
as a complete surprise. In the ear
ly days of the Roosevelt Adminis
tration Bhe was one of the “ Black
Cabinet,” which started breaking
up with the resignation of Judge
William H< Hastie from his post
as Civilian Aide to the Secretary
of War in protest against the
failure of the War Department to
' take concrete steps to stop the mis
INQUIRER IS TRYING TO HELP
treatment of Negro men and wom
OUR RACE, THEN WE ARE GO
en in the armed services.
ING TO HELP THE INQUIRER
Mrs. Fauset is one o f the best
— “ WHAT CAN WE DO TO
as well as one of the most
influential Negro women in Amer-
The Portland Inquirer is trying Pennsylvania Legislature, being
to secure the use of a large hall
the first Negro woman to hold that
for the first mass meeting of Ne
office. She is a national leader in
groes in Oregon in history; we are
Negro affairs, and is widely known
also trying to bring to Portland a
.throughout the country as a liberal.
Negro speaker for this mass meet
During the time she was associated
ing. By that time we hope to have with the New Deal, she was State
over 10,000 registered Negroes so WPA Director for Negro activities
it will be necessary to hold the
meeting in the Stadium.
WE ARE PROGRESSING.
But the drive did not really get
essed foods with them after Sep under way until last Friday when
James Gleason, Chief Registrar,
The following questions and an tember 30.
swers were released by the Office
Q. If I have until September 30 placed a Registration Trailer at the
of Price Administration today to to get rid of them, why should 1 1 disposal of the workers when they
went to Guilds Lake for an inten-
explain how and why blue ration use them right away?
drive (originally scheduled for
tokens will be retired on Septem
A. Because between September
The workers were aug-
ber 30, 1944.
17 and September 30, you can use
Q. Why are blue ration tokens tokens only in multiples of ten. ren ted on the morning shift by
However, until September 16, you Mrs. Ruth English and Miss Helena
Searcie, and Mrs. M. Belle Dunn,
A. Because, after September 16, can use tokens in odd numbers.
old residents of Portland who
they will not be needed as ration
Q. How may I use tokens be
tween September 16 and Septem went from door to door in Guilds
Lake to get the people out to the
Q. Why won’t change be needed ?
ber 30 ?
booth. He stayed all
A. Because all processed food
A. Only in units of ten.
Mr. John Huff also of Portland,
point values will be in multiples of
Q. What if I don’t have ten blue
drove his car to Guilds Lake and
ten, such as 10, 20, 30 etc., calling
tokens. Will I lose the use of those
carried people from their homes to
for one, two or three 10-point blue I have?
the booth and back.
A. No. OPA doesn’t want anyone
Finding that the booth would still
Q. How is this possible when, in
to lose points, so it has provided
SET FOR SEPTEMBER 30.
be there on Saturday, Mr. Arthur
the past, point values seldom were
that you may pool fewer than ten
ROBERT N. JOYNER, JR., M. D.
Cox offered the use of his car to
in multiples of ten?
tokens with a neighbor so as to
Examinations for clerk-stenogra
Physician and Surgeon
A. Because the number of proc
make an even ten tokens.
1415 N. Williams Ave.
registration booth. He tsayed all
essed foods with point values after
clerk-typists, intermediate clerks,
day long on the job and must have
September 16 will be relatively
senior clerks, telephone operators,
brought at least a hundred people
small, and because fewer container
sizes are being used than before. tember 16, and give the grocer two to the booth.
WILLIAMS AVENUE U. S. O.
All in all, the drive has been very ticians and case workers are an
Q. What should I do with my 10-point stamps. Can I use the four
6 N. Tillamook Street
blue tokens he gives me as change successful and plans were made on nounced for September 30 by the
Sunday to carry the drive into Van- state merit system council. Success
A. Yes, if you pool them with- port, the Guilds Lake drive just be
WYATT W. WILLIAMS
CLEAN IN G A N D
ing a warm-up for the real drive
523-4 Lumberman’s Bldg.
Q. Why can’t red, meats-fats to where there are so many Negroes.
ployment compensation commission,
S. W. 5th Ave.—AT. 6871
only Negro Lawyer
and organization such as has never
2653 N. Williams Ave.
cause butchers can’t cut meat in been seen in these parts before. of health, and in Portland for the
WE CALL AND DELIVER
even pounds each time they serve Mr. and Mrs. Braggs of N.E. 10th crippled children's division of the
you. Cuts of meat can’t be stan Ave. volunteered their time and the University of Oregon Medical
dardized like cans o f vegetables or use of their car to this worthy school.
Detailed information and applica
cause The consensus of opinion of
Q. Have tokens proved their fered by all those who have volun tion forms may be obtained from
LLOYD A . GILL
teered their help is this: “ IF THE the merit system council, 616 Mead
building, Portland. Forms must be
A. Yes, many times. Grocers by
returned by September 18. Exami
their own estimates say ration to
2272 N. Interstate Ave.
kens have saved them an average work required to distribute new nations will be held in central lo
o f three million dollars a month, books and housewives have been cations throughout the state.
chiefly by reducing the paper work spared the trouble of applying for
required for rationing. Tokens them.
Q. What will become of blue to
speeded up shopping. In addition,
MRS. BEATRICE REED
had it not been for tokens, another kens after September 30?
Licensed Funeral Director
A .They will find their way thru Personal Attention at Holman
ration book costing a million and a
81 Cherry Court
half dollars would probably have ration banking channels to eight
been needed by now. Volunteers 1 centers where they will be stored.
N. E. 14th and Sandy Blvd.