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PO RTLAN D IN Q U IR ER
Ralph H. Faulk, Editor
Published Each Wednesday
Portland Inquirer Publishing Co.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor of the Portland In
Dear Sir— We have been reading
your paper for some time and in
tended to write to you long ago to
compliment you on the style
of your very interesting publica
We enjoy reading the Portland
Inquirer very much and will be glad
to be of any assistance possible.
Later in the fall we expect to have
some new educational material
which some o f your groups might
find interesting and profitable for
a general discussion.
We shall be glad to have you or
your secretary drop in to see us
the next time you are over this
way and perhaps we could arrange
to give you better service after a
Ass’t. to the president.
GET IN THE SWING!
The Democratic Party has seen fit to place before the
people a man whose antecedents speak very clearly for his
future conduct. A man in whose home town there are no
Negroes, and the place where he now lives does not permit
taurants. This is the man that in case the president should
die before his term ends, becomes president. It is plain to
anyone that this is not the man for the Negro to vote for.
That man is Franklin D. Roosevelt’s running mate Truman,
This speaks very clearly the policy of the Democratic
party. No Negro who takes the time to look at the picture
Bishop David 11. Sims, o f Philadel
phia, presiding bishop o f the lirnl
Episcopal District ol the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, cover
ing New York, ¡New Jersey, Massa
Negro hating Truman along with him. If Roosevelt did not chusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania
Delaware, who was appointed
want him, then the Democratic party did want him and you and
Associate Director o f Special Activi
have all the evidence needed that Roosevelt cannot control ties o f the Republican ¡National
Committee, by Chairman Herbert
the party, but the» Democratic Party can control Roosevelt.i
cannot vote for Roosevelt without voting for Truman. Roose
velt cannot be president again without carrying the racketeer,
Dr. David V. Jemison o f Selma,
Alubania. president o f the National
Baptist Convention, Inc., represent-
ing four million communicants, who
endorsed the cundidaey o f Gov
ernor Thomas E. Dewey, Republican
nominee for the presidency.
So if you have the idea that so many Negroes seem to have,
the true story. That the Democratic Party never has meant
the Negro any good and it is doubtful if it ever will.
A s further proof of this very evident fact, look through
the pages of this paper again and you will see that the Demo
cratic Party has decided that there is no need for a perma
nent F. E. P. C. and have decided not to go through with any
legislation to provide one. This is a slap in the face to those
who would tell you that Roosevelt or any one in his party are
making any real effort to help the working Negro.
The Inquirer in bringing these things to your attention
has the interest of the Negro race at heart. The true facts
about things of National importance that concern the Negro
are brought to you so that you may know what is happening
throughout the country. The trend of the leaders in the
Colored race is away from the Democratic Party as you can
see by the story of Judge Hastie in last week’s issue and the
story of Mrs. Crystal Bird Fauset in this issue. If these peo
ple who are at the top in accomplishments in our race know
that the Democratic Party is not treating us right, if these
people feel that it is to the benefit of the race to register and
vote REPUBLICAN, then we think it is the duty of the
Portland Inquirer to let you know these things.
Our firm conviction, based upon authentic statistics, is
that if all the Negroes in America were to register and vote
one way, we could elect anyone we wanted to. Some people
cannot see the need for unity among us and are willing to do
anything to prevent it. Don’t let arty one prevent you from
muting with your fellow man to keep Truman out of the
W hite House. The swing is toward the REPUBLICAN
PA R TY, so get in the swing.
W ILL YO U H ELP?
There is in Portland today a condition that never has
been known in the State o f Oregon before. Every one knows
about the migration of the Negro to this area. It is no secret
that the Colored population o f Multnomah county holds a
balance o f power in potential votes. This condition has never
existed before. But that Balance of Power will be o f no value
to the Negroes unless we get the new people REGISTERED.
Several times before and somewhere in this issue of the
Portland Inquirer we have spoken on the lack o f Unity among
our people. Many times it has been spoken o f by people in
their daily conversation. No doubt you have spoken of it your
self or at least thought of it. Here is your chance to do some
thing about it —
W IL L Y O U VOLUNTEER TO HELP GET THE N E W
It is your job, my job, everybody’s job, to help get these
people registered before the time expires. Will you help?
I f you will volunteer your assistance, or the use of your
car or willing to help in any way, please call W Ebster 7220.
Say that you will help and give your name and address.
MT. OLIVET BAPTIST
Rlev. J. J. 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
0:30 p. m. B. Y. P. Felowshilp
conducted by Lenworth Miner
8:00 p. m. Evening Worship
COMMUNITY M. B. CHURCH
Rev. H. C. Cheatham, Pastor
845 Cottonwood Street
Vanport City, 17, Oregon
presented by this unholy alliance would ever vote foranything
that Roosevelt is the man, just forget that and begin to see
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.
BETHEL CHURCH, A. M. E.
N. McMillen and Larrabee
Vicar L. O. Stone
N. E. Knott and 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
Negroes to go to the movies or eat in any of the public res
Democratic and especially not for Truman.
N A V A L STATION,
Well, here I am again folks. With
so much happening I hardly know
where to begin. The recent arrivals
of Mrs. B. S. and Mrs. W S. here
really put Bernard Scarlett and W.
E. Sials on the ball, in fact Scarlett
has not missed a ball in shortstop
since—feeling OK eh ? The sensa
tional outfielding of J. P. Morgan
SP (A ) 2 /c in a recent softball
game made the fellows believe that
he really had seen a few games be
fore he came into the Navy. Speak
ing o f softball, let us not forget
Hardy the “ DC” boy who had three
strike outs in three times at bat—
nice going “ Hardyboy” — that is
Thanks to W. A. Walter Y 3/c
and F. Thomason RM 3/e for or
ganizing the new chorus, we be
lieve that the fellows have some
thing in such men as Pulley, Sher
man, Johnson, Long Dillingham,
Farrow, Davis, Percy, Pack, Allen,
Tindall, and a few new talents.
With these voices you can expect
to hear from them in a big way at
a later day.
W. A. Walter Y 3/c and Brefford
SP (A ) 2/c may find a good chance
to utilize their ability in boxing
and “ judo” if they intend to keep
up what they started on last Sun
day—just a warning shipmates —
Rah! another first class Petty Of
ficer on the base—none other than
C. H. Brown to BM 1/c. Don’t think
that we have forgotten you Mr.
Ward, congratulations for your
RM 3/c, keep up the good work.
Sorrow I am not able to give you
the latest on the female situation
in Portland, but as yet the guys
such as Dillingham, Redding and
Cullins have been trying to keep
everything for themselves; don’t
worry fellows, everything will be
OK when they start "spilling” —
what you bet? Smooth sailing un
til next time mates — but not on
the YTL 315— Hats o ff to “ Boats”
and his crew for escaping, especial
ly the cook who could not swim —
some sailor. I’ll be seeing you folks.
AD VER TISER S
Don’t Have to Trade
In Your Old Ash Can
Dealers cannot legally require a
purchaser to “ trade in” a car in
order to purchase a desired new or
used automobile, Ernest J. Klein,
district OPA automotive price spe
cialist, announced today.
It is also illegal, according to
Klein, for the dealer to require the
buyer to finance the sale through
any particular lending agency, or
for the dealer, who does his own
financing, to charge rates in excess
of his custormary ones.
Teacher—What’s your name?
First Boy— Si.
Teacher— Why don’t you say Si
And what’s yours?
Teacher— Why don’t you say
Thomas? And what’s your name?
Third Boy— Well, I guess, teacher,
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.
Excelsior Lodge No. 23
F. & A . M.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday
at 8:00 p. m.
2504 Williams Avenue
K. L. Culp, W. Master
L. R. Blackburn, Secretary
Phone TRinity 1857
No. 6, O. E. S.
Meetings 1st Wednesday each
month 8:00 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Ave.
Mrs. Elise S. Reynolds, Secretary
Billy Webb .Lodge No. 1050
I. B. P. O. E. of W .
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wed.
8:30 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Av. (Russell St.)
W. L. Shine, Exalted Ruler
Edwin Phelps, Secretary
Enterprise Lodge No. 1
F. & A . M.
Meets every 1st and 3rd Monday
8:00 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Ave.
W. H. Bowers, W. Master
James L. Wasson, Secretary
Y. M. C. A.
831 S. W. Sixth Avenue
Y. W. C. A.
834 S. W. Broadway
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 Are. 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.
UNITED CHURCH MINISTRY
Force and Broadacres
Sunday School: 9:45 A.M.
Worship: 11:00 A.M.
Worship: 8:00 P.M.
Rev. Leslie Denton, Minister
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
Rev. B. M. McSwain, Pastor.
1207 S. W. Front Ave.
Morning Worship 12 noon.
Evening Worship 8 p. m.
Every Tuesday and Friday
evening 8 p. m.
Radio Broadcast every Sun
day morning at 8 a. m. over
HOUSE OF PRAYER
2205 S. E. 10th Ave.
8:00 a. m. Radio Broadcast
10:30 a. m. Sunday School
12:00 Noon Morning Worship
6:3 Op. m. Young People’s Meet.
8:00 p. m. Evangelistic Services
Wednesday, Friday and Satur
day, 8:00 p. m., Evening W or