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Negro A rt Exhibit
Opens in D. C.
On the job
The Barnett Aden Gallery, of
A special Halloween motion pic land Casa Blanca club and for
Washington, D. C., which has re
A big Halloween party for chil cently exhibited the works of a
ture show, including a horror pic Portland radio programs, and was
ture, a comedy mystery, and short enthusiastically received at last dren and adults, with an all-color number of noted Negro artists now
ed cast of entertainers is planned serving in the Army, Navy and
subjects, will be shown to three Saturday’s dance, Randall said.
Dancing hours are from 9 p. m. for 8 p. m. Tuesday, October 31
audiences Tuesday, October 31, at
Coast Guard, this week opened an
the McLoughlin Heights communi to midnight.
at the Burton Homes community
exhibition of the paintings of Can-
ty center, Walter Pollock, project
center, Fred Bowman, recreation dido Portinari, internationally fa
services director for the housing
Ethel Bowers, eminent author of worker, said today.
mous Brazilian artist, at 127 Ran - '
social recreation books and consid
Professional and amateur artists dolph Place, N. W., Washington. I
The first performance will be ered the outstanding authority in will present a lively stage show,
The exhibition, featuring P orti-;
given for young children and will this country on the subject, will including jive and popular piano
nari’s paintings of Negroes, Indi-1
be followed by a costume party. conduct a course in recreation in numbers, imitations, tap dancing,
ans, Portuguese and Italians, open- j
Children will arrive at 7:30 p. m. Vancouver during a week early in and singing, Bowman said.
ed Sunday, October 15, and w ill;
A second show will follow the January, Carl Gustafson of the rec
A special feature will be a jitter continue through December, 1944. j
junior matinee and last until 11:30 reation association disclosed today.
bug contest for both adults and
Hailing the exhibition as a sym
p. m. or midnight, and will be for
Miss Bowers will conduct a sim youngsters. First, second and third bol of Inter-American understand
ilar course in Portland in January, prizes will be five, three and two ing, Carlos Martins, Brazilian Am
At 1:30 p. m. Saturday the show and will teach in several cities on
Re-elect an Experienced,
dollars in cash respectively.
bassador to the United States, de
will be repeated for swing shift the West Coast, having large war
Attendance i s . not limited to clared:
workers, followed by the weekly industry populations. All members
Burton Homes residents; all per
“ It is a real pleasure for me, as
Saturday morning dance.
of the recreation association will sons living in the Vancouver area I feel sure it is for any Brazilian
attend the weeks’ sessions.
Pd. Adv., Jas. P. Forsyth, Jr., Com.
are welcome to attend, Bowman concerned with the constant devel
Ch., Failing Bldg., Portland, Ore.
An all-colored orchestra is being
opment of the close relations exist
organized by Frederick Dunn, for
New Recreation Advisor
ing between our country and the
merly of the Casa Blanca Club in
Jack Henderson assumed duties
United States, to see what can be
Chicago, who asks musicians to
as recreation advisor at the Mill
in the everlasting
register with Harvey Haynes or
Plain community center this week, Bagley Downs Junior Chorus, Mrs. field of art by so great a painter
other recreation workers at the
succeeding Erven Jourdan who will Josephine Hasbrook, music director as Portinari, whose chief works, so |
Bagley Downs Community center.
leave soon for Palm Springs, Cali for the recreation association and typically Brazilian in their subjects,
Registration will close October 31.
fornia, recreation assocition offi chorus leader, reports.
have met with perfect understand
ing in this country.”
Charlie Merritt’s seven-piece all
Robert C. Smith, curator of the
at Bagley Downs United Church,
colored band played for the Bagley
Downs Community Center dance the United States Navy in the ath and at 8:30 p. m. for the swing Archive of Hispanic Culture, Libra
last Saturday night and has been letics service, and was a recreation shift at Kaiser Vancouver ship ry of Congress, said:
“ Portinari’s Brazil is a land nf
secured for the weekly dances in worker at Vanport City prior to yard.
Portuguese, Italians, Ne
the future, according to Leo Ran
between the ages of eight and 14 groes, Indians and Mulattos. You
dall, housing authority project
ling. He is a native of Scotland.
can see them in his murals at the
embassy and on the walls of the 1
The band is managed by Eugene
Hispanic Foundation at the Library
Mosely and the dance sponsored by
Accompanist for the chorus is of Congress. You can see them in
a committee of Bagley Downs resi program at the center, and will or
ganize badminton and volleyball Mrs. Nellie Moe, of the associa the pictures of this exhibition, |
tion’s music department.
which Portinari painted four years
Merritt’s band plays at the Port- league teams there.
ago. Since then his style has chang
practices, wiped out a state deficit,
ed and his subject too. These
speeded up industrial insurance
works have thus become histcjHc
payments, simplified and increased
documents of a moment in the evo
old-age pensions and has eliminat
lution of the people of Brazil.”
ed waste— all with a minimum of
Within recent months, the Bar
Arthur B. Langlie, seeking re- political bickering in Olympia.
OKLAHOMA CITY— Describing
Aden Gallery has exhibited
election as Governor for the State
Arthur Langlie’s actions speak Oklahoma as being possibly the
of Washington, received 192,000 louder than any politician’s words. firt southern or border state that the works of a number of Negro
primary election votes. This fine
will break away from the customs artists in the armed forces, includ-i
support of his administration by
and traditions of the Old South, ing those of Jacob Lawrence, young
the people of this state is unmis-
Negro leaders here are optimistic combat artist now serving with the
General Election Nov. 7, 1944
tabable proof that actions do speak
that the voters will put this state U. S. Coast Guard on a North At
louder than words.
in the Republican column for presi lantic patrol vessel. Lawrence’s Ne
gro labor migration portfolio, re
in the election next month.
Arthur Langlie did not let words
Here there is a strong Republi produced in color by a national ed for the current exhibition by
or promises speak for him after he
The Department of Justice an-
won a place on the Seattle City nounced the filing on October 9 in can trend, which has led G. O. P. magazine in 1941, is now on exhibit the American Association of Muse
ums, American Federation of Arts
Council. His record of intelligent the U. S. District Court at Dublin, chieftains to the conclusion that at a New York City gallery.
anti the Associated American Ar-
and honest service as councilman Qa^ 0f an information charging
tists; the Downtown Gallery, Grand
spoke for him and in 1938, he was James Mitchell Bohannon> Ghief of
Charles Sebree, U. S. Navy, and Central Art Galleries and the Har-
elected mayor of Seattle.
In 1940, he answered the call of Police of the town of Summit, Ga., be elected. Two years ago, the Re- j Jack L. Berkman, Albert Carter, mon Foundation, of New York Ci
an Eastern Washington petition with a violation of the Civil Rights publicans of Oklahoma elected Ed Frederic Flemister, Bernard Goss, ty; the Howard University Gallery
Charles White, Joseph Kersey, Chet of Art, G Place Gallery and the
signed by 25,000 persons and was Statutes in the killing of Willie L. Moore to the U. S. Senate.
LaMore, and Henry M. Letcher, all Whyte Gallery, of Washington, and
elected governor. His works since Davis, a Negro soldier.
Governor Dewey’s wife, the Repub of the U. S. Army.
a large number of private collec
then have been legion: He has re
The information, filed on behalf licans have been gathering strength
Paintings by Portinari were loan- tors.
organized state departments, in
stalled money-saving governmental of the Government by U. S. Attor in a community that has been nor
ney J. Saxton Daniel, alleges that mally Democratic.-
D. A/lolph Williams, principal of
Bohannon, “ acting under the color
Portland’s Most Modern Restaurant
the Booker T. Washington school,
of law,” shot Davis without provo
while not active in politics, said the
cation on the night of July 3, 1943. sentiment for the New York Gov
The police official had been called ernor has been steadily growing.
to a Negro roadhouse on the out Other Negro leaders in the state |
skirts of Summit to restore order, feel the same way.
“ The Negro vote played a tre
the information states. After/order
mendously important part in the
HOME COOKING A SPECIALTY
had been restored, but while still election of Senator Moore, who
acting as Chief of Police, Bohan
piled up a 47,000 majority on the
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smith, Owners and Proprietors
non “ wilfully, unlawfully and with Republican ticket,” said J. T. Arm
out provocation “ shot and killed strong, G. O. P. leader and wealthy
Davis with a pistol, according to businessman of Duther, Oklahoma.
“ The Republican Party has its
OKLAH O M A
SWINGS TO GOP
W alter J. Gearin
Georgia Cop Held
For Killing Soldier
ROYAL PALM CAFE
337 N. W. Third Ave. at Flanders
C o u n t y C o r o n e r for 16 Years
Pd A d * D r Eotl Smith tor C o r o n e r Comm
W m . T Armttronfl. Ch m ., 2225 W Burnside 5t.
Portland. O r e g o n
A coroner’s inquest was held
after the shooting, but no prosecu
tion action was taken by State
authorities. rt .e case was then re
ferred for action to the Department
of Justice by the War Department.
The Federal Government takes ju
risdiction because the slain man
was deprived of his life without
due process of law in violation of
the Fourteenth Amendment, and
charges the defendant, Bohannon,
under Section 52, Title 18, U. S.
The legal action was authorized
by Assistant Attorney General Tom
C. Clark in charge o f the Criminal
Division, after investigation by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation
and Army authorities.
greatest opportunity in Oklahoma
Attorney A. G. W. Sango, of Tul
sa, echoed the optimistic note
sounded by Mr. Armstrong.
“ Negroes in Oklahoma are an
independent group,” Mr. Sango
said. “ They understand the value
of the ballot and they know how
to use it. There is considerable or
ganization work to be done here
among Republicans. But there Is
every reason to believe the job will
“ We in the South know which
party offers the most to our peo
ple and we are going to do every
thing we can to help that party—
the Republican Party— get back in
to the White House,” Mr. Sango
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