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J. Finley Wilaon
CRYSTAL B. F ÀU SET
TO VISIT W EST COAST
Negroes at Demos
Relocation Centers Nat. Convention
LOS A N G E L E S - Crystal Bird
More than 4C0 Japanese Amer -1
Fauset, outstanding Negro Demo
Negroes, seeking to
cratic woman leader of the country,
the affairs of the
who resigned last month after serv
in the South,
ing nine months on the Democratic
kick when the
National committee, to tender her ican towns, cities and rural com-
support to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, ^unities, Dillon S. Myer, Director Credential Committee of the Demo-
will appear in a series of speaking o f the War Relocation Authority, cratic National Convention flatly
engagements in California this reported today to Acting Secretary refused to recognize delegations
from the South that had been ig-
month. She will be heard in Los of the Interior Abe Fortas.
The figure for the four-week pe- nored by lily-white elements,
Angeles, the San Francisco bay re
ending August 26 was 1,717,
The position of the Democratic
gion and possibly in San Diego, ac
with respect to the Negro’s
cording to B. B. Bratton, campaign
rights in the South can be
manager o f the California Negro
Voters’ league for Dewey and compilation showed. About 60,100 summed up in the remarks of Sena-
evaeuees remain in the eight relo- tor Burnet Maybanks in his argu-
Mrs. Fauset has been the top Ne cation centers, including most of ment against seating delegates of
gro woman in National Democratic t^ie older persons and the very the Progressive Democratic Party
of South Carolina.
politics since 1936, when she was young children.
“ South Carolina is within her
“ One of the most heartening de
appointed Director of Negro Wo
rights in denying Ne
men’s Activities for Roosevelt in velopments in recent weeks,” Mr.
the national campaign. She held the Myer said, “ is the growing number groes participation in Primary elec
same position »luring the 1940 of Japanese Americans who are in tions,” declared Sen. Maybanks,
vited by American communities to I chairman of the regular South Ca
In quitting the Democratic party share their work opportunities. rolina delegation. “ The Constitu
after ten years of service, Mrs. These community invitations usu tion gives Negroes the right to
Fauset described Robert E. Hanne- ally are extended through WRA re vote in General Elections and that
gan, chairman of the national com location officers, assigned in prin right is accorded them in South
mittee as a “ dictator— a man not cipal cities to the job of helping Carolina,” he added.
Sen. Maybank, however, didn’t
willing to deal democratically with the evacuees make their adjust
ment to new surroundings.
point out that in view of the fact
“ No people can become first-class
“ Approximately three-fourth of that the Republican Party is virtu
citizens unless they can speak for the August total left the centers ally non-existent in the South,
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themselves. Negroes as a group can in response to these community in- nomination in the Primary is equal
best expound their point of view vitations. The remainder were those ! to election, and Negroes participât
Because o f Rooaevelt'a silence on poll tax and lynching, Exalted Ruler
through their own leaders. That is who left to join family members ing in a General Election have no
o f Elk* supports Dewey.
relocated and those who left to ac choice of selection.
I. B. I*. (). E. W. Endorses Dewey ally exercised by the Elks, has democracy in politics,” she said.
The steamroller tactics of the
come out openly in support of eith pasage of an effective anti-lynch- cept specific job offers.”
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wing of the Democratic
“ These aims can best be attained er of the presidential candidates. ing law’ is under the leadership of
In addition to the 30,572 persons
under the leadership of the Honor The Elks’ membership is compris Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the permanently relocated, 5,233 are Party in grinding into the dust the
able Thomas E. Dewey of New ed of Negroes from every walk of Republican candidate for Presi outside the centers on seasonal ambition of Negroes to exercise
York and the Honorable John W. life, from ministers, educators, dent.”
leave, working in activities such as their Constitutional and political
rights, thus have again been en
Bricker of Ohio, as Vice President, physicians, school teachers, busi
The meeting was held in the canning, beet thinning and harvest
ami with the liberalizing influence ness men, labor leaders, and musi- heart of Newark’s Negro district ing. Some of these workers will re dorsed and abetted by the National
of sufe, sane, and sound Republican cians to porters, cooks, railroad under the auspices of the Third turn to the centers. Others will ap Democratic Party, dominated by
men, laborers and athletes. These Ward Colored Republican Club of ply for and receive permanent leave President Roosevelt.
administration in Washington.”
The rejected delegation from
The National headuarters of Mr. people have shown their faith in which Ward Prosper Brewer, who status.
Carolina is headed by John
Wilson, the National Voters league
The authority directs its major
militant young news
Independent Committee for the
energies into this relocation proc
paper editor, w'ho, still undaunted,
Hon. H’ Alexander Smith, Re- ess.
Election of Dewey and Bricker, alted Ruler for nearly a uarter
declared he intends to continue the
have been established at Harlem’s of a century.
publican candidate for U. S. Senate,
“ Our number one job,” Mr. Myer.
, , ,
• i „.
. • i I fight for recognition, although ad
The Republican headquarters in Congressman Frank
world-famed Hotel Theresa; at the
is relocating evacuees outside
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Woodside Hotel, also in Harlem; the Roosevelt Hotel here in New and County candidates as well as the centers, off the Government li-1
appears doubtful now
the Southway Hotel in Chicago, as York were jubilant over the un Republican County Chairman, Geo. ability sheet in communities where ‘ ?*at the * e* ro can expect to solve
the mid-western headquarters; and solicited support of J. Finley Wil Becker, were also among the speak- they can resume normal lives and
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lot by following the Democratic
the Pacific Coast headquarters at son, the Elks and the National ers.
make a direct contribution to vie -1
Voters league Independent Com
Hotel Clark in Los Angeles.
Attorney Oliver Randolph intro- tory.”
The support of J. Finley Wilson
duce.i Mrs. Fauset and praised her
WRA makes a direct security
and the Elks of the Dewey-Bricker and Bricker.
courageous stand for supporting check of each evacuee before auth-| Bakers may send fruit cakes and
ticket is one of the most signific Crystal Fauset Derides Democrats Governor Dewey in spite of the orizjnK- his departure from the cen- other products of their own bake
ries to employees in the armed
ant developments in the campaign
fact that she had been the highest ter> Mr Mver said,
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WFA has ruled. General
as regards the Negro. It is one of H. Alexander Smith for United ranking Negro woman in the Dem-
The number 0f indefinite leaves
for the Christmas ex-
the first instances in which an all States Senator, the Republican con- ocra^lc ^arty-
granted dunn*: the August penud j ception has ^
Negro organization of the magni gressional candidates, and the Re-
from each of the centers follows:
tude, influence and power tradition- publican County ticket.
Head of NegTO PreS-S Central Utah, Utah, 150, Colorado! ^quest«
River (Ariz.) 325, Gila River (Ari
“ The Negroes,” said Mrs. Fauset,
zona) 298, Granada (Colo) 200,
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“cannot afford any longer to sup
port the Democratic Party. That ducted along the entire west coast Heart Mountain (W yo.) 180, Man-j TERRACE GROCERY
party is too closely allied with anti and Mr. Barnett took advantage of zanar Calif.) 70, Minidoka (Idaho)
A N D M ARKET
Negro Democratic South. Negroes, the fact that he could combine bu 155, Rohwer (Ark.) 339.
CARLE R. VICKERS no matter how qualified, are not siness with pleasure by visiting his
Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables
1471 N. E. Williams Court
Speaking of ham—whoever nam
confer with the high officials of
ed ’em “ hamburgers” intended that
W. C. Rieder, R. T. Borcherding
that party. They fear repercussions ing at the Civic Auditorium in the meat to be an integral part of said |
Thurman and 28th Ave.
Portland's Only Negro Dentist from the Democratic anti-Negro Broadway production of “ Porgy
dish. If you’re planning a last In
and Bess.’ ’
dian summer picnic, combine ham
ROBERT N. JOYNER, JR., M. D. southern Democratic leaders.
We deliver Tuesdays and
This busy Negro, the Randolph and beef for hamburgers worthy of
“ This is one o f the most im
Physician and Surgeon
Saturdays nearest in
portant elections ever held in this Hearst of the Colored newspaper the name— and be sure to precook
Offices: 1415 N. Williams Ave.
nation,” said Mrs. Fauset. “ As far world was just as busy as ever in- the ham before combining it with
VErmont 4404 or BEacon 3181
as the Negro is concerned his hope terviewing dozens of people of all the raw beef.
depends upon the election of Gov. walks of life during his short r*ay
WILLIAMS AVENUE U. S. O.
Thomas E. Dewey and a Republi-. in the City o f Roses. As per his
6 N. Tillamook Street
The Negro voter1 custom, he had very little to say
TRinity 46151 need not expect any helpful words
to remind his local corres
OREGON FR ATER N A L ASSOCIATION
that the ANP is still very
WYATT W. WILLIAMS
deeply interested in this area. Be
1412 N. Williams Avenue
the Democrats are in control.”
Mrs. Fauset thrilled the audience
528-4 Lumberman’s Bldg.
her masterly speech which appointed another representative
320 S. W. 5th Ave.— AT. 6871
Portland’s only Negro lawyer
brought loud applause from the for the Associated Negro Press in
audience. She spoke of the sub this area so that Portlanders can
servient attitude o f Negro Demo be assured of fuller news coverage.
cratic leaders and condemned their Prior to the new appointment, the
actions as being hurtful to the ANP which represents 112 Negro
newspapers throughout the country
Fried Chicken Dinners
has had only one representative in
She praised in highest terms
this metropolitan area.
Governor Dewey and stated that
As to Negroes entering the field
his appointment of Negroes to high
522 N. Broadway (near Interstate), at Broadway Bridge
of agriculture, there seemed to be
and honorable positions in public
2272 N. Interstate Ave.
little or no movement in that direc
life were unequalled. “ The only
tion unless the purchase of a few
hope,” Mrs. Fauset said, “ for the
farms by old residents o f Portland
of law’s correcting the mis
can be considered a trend.
H O W A R D ’S FU E L AN D ICE SERVICE
treatment of Negro soldiers in the
Hauling of All Kinds
Armed Forces; the only hope for
MRS. BEATRICE REED
AT NEW LOCATION
the passage of a Fair Employment
2707 N. Williams Ave., Above Knott
Practice Act by Congress; the only
Phone: GArfield 4456
hope for the passage of an anti-poll Personal Attention at Holman &
tax law ami the only hope for the
P R O F E S S IO N A L
S E R V IC E S
J. and M. B A R - B - Q
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