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Aided by Builders
Blandford reported, some 1,300
units, to cost an additional $4,000,-
000, have been added to the public
Negro families also shared im
portantly on the basis of income
and need in the pre-far program
of low-rent housing built with fed
eral financial assistance, Mr.Bland-
ford pointed out. A total of 40,200
homes, accommodating nearly 185,-
000 people, were made available to
Negroes through peacetime public
housing, he said.
Citing some of the difficulties in
interesting private capital in pro
ducing homes for Negro workers,
Mr. Blandford pointed out Wash
ington, D. C., Baltimore, Md., Chi
cago, Jacksonville, Fla., Atlanta,
Ga., Memphis, Tenn., Norfolk, Va.,
Columbus, O., Oklahoma City, Ok
lahoma, Dallas and Houston, Tex.,
and Los Angeles and San Francis
co, as cities where “pioneering
achievements are being recorded.”
C A SH F O B Y O l 'B C A B
T o p O F A P ric e »
DU 5th BOIS
The willingness of private capi
a n d W a s h in g t o n a n d
C o lu m b ia Sta.
tal to enter the field of building
VANCOVVEB, W ASH.
homes for Negroes was cited today
ric iddell of g r e a t
Ph. Vancouver 56 or Portland
BRITAIN, 19 2 A O LY M PIC 4 0 0 -
by Administrator John B. Bland-
M E T E R c h a m p v m ig h t h a v e w on
0ur EL R o y
ford, Jr., of the National Housing
Stenographer-Typist, capable oi
the 2 oo m e t e r s *r&o, b u t
Agency us a long step forward to
HE WOULDN'T COMPETE
taking dictation. Must have had
a S unday school
ward a solution of the housing
experience in office routine.
Phone or write Portland Inquir
problem for Negroes.
T h EOLOG i ST s e t
to be R um
er, 2736 N. E. Rodney Ave., City
Speaking before the Annual Con
A W O RLD'S^M /LE
12; WE 7220.
ference of the National Urban
Male Help Wanted
League in Columbus, O., Mr. Bland-
Boys or young
ford reported that some 17,000 pri
men for Day or Night Shift. Top
vately - financed accommodations
rates paid. No experience requir
for non-white families will be
ed. Phone or write Portland In
quirer, 2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.
made available under the NHA’s
war housing program. As of Sep
tember, he said, 4,800 of these hail
APARTMENT HOUSE FOR SALE
$2000 Down. Title Clear
been completed and
3 Baths, 3 Kitchens. Easily
others were under construction.
for 1 or 2 families. 2Vi
“These are good sized figures,”
banked lots on comer affording
he said, “but they are not a drop
privacy. An ideal close in home
in the bucket compared to fhe
with income. Fruit trees on lots.
Write B-6 Portland Inquirer,
amount needed in the days ahead.
Portland 12, Ore.
The important thing is that private
Parcels sent to soldiers and sail
financing of housing available for j
ors abroad are addressed to army
Negroes has not been provided in |
and fleet post offices in this coun
the past — but an entering wedge
FEA official pointed out, and
has been driven at last.”
Raising of $1,514,504 to support
according to Post Office regula
It is an “important wedge,” Mr. the 72 agencies participating in the
parcels so addressed are con
G i l DODDS. ONE OF AM ERICA'S B E S T
Blandford declared, because “it is Portland-Multnomah County Unit
one which eventually may well test ed War Chest, which started on Oc
HAL C U TBiLL.FO RM ER M/LE AND ft M/LE
added that the state
the economic soundness of housing tober 0th and is to continue to Oc
STAR WAS KNOWN AS THE "FCÌIH 6 PARSO/V *
because a number
for Negroes and which may even tober 10th, or until the goal is
of persons have been needlessly ap
alter a lot of conclusions about reached, is now in full swing.
to FEA for export licenses
housing occupied by Negroes neces
Ten thousand volunteer workers
Last Friday’s report showed a
sarily deflating the value of Sur
pate in the United War Chest have
give their services gratis to this
done with money raised in past total of §910,366.20, or 56 per cent
community endeavor, in which all
Regarding the Government’s ef are privileged to serve and give. years and what they will do with of the goal, with one division, th a t,
of Clubs “over the top.”
forts to meet the housing needs of Working under an executive com-, that raised in this campaign.
Negro war workers, Mr. Blandford mittee of ten, thirty division chair-
pointed out that as of last June 30 men djrect the contacting of every weeks in advance; employees in Judge Harrison Visits Portland
or man end woman in the city and firms conduct iheir own campaigns,
approximately 70,000 units
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aiid there is great rivalry as to
about 10 per cent of the total pub county.
After leaving the Kaiser Yard,
what firri will go “over the top”
licly - financed part of the war
Solicitation in the Vanport dis
Judge Harrison was the guest of
housing program—had been made trict is under the direction of f i rst.
available to Negroes, 83 per cent Messrs. W. Van Loan and Kenneth
Report luncheons are staged at ^ e anport ousing . < mmistra
of them for families.
Porter. With workers employed on the Multnomah Hotel each day of tion. A police escort conducted the
This represents, he said, an in different shifts, the task of reach- the campaign, where division lead- party on a tour of the Housing
vestment of about $247,000,000 or ing every individual calls for extra ers and their lieutenants leport on p roject and stopped in the adminis-
12 per cent of the total public effort in that district
progress of solicitation. Each per- j trati(m o ffices where the m anager>
money spent in the program, add
Throdgh the rftedlum of the son attending buys his own lunch,!
ing that from March through June newspapers and radio stations, and and entertainment is provided by j
of this year some 4,630 units, or by speeches delivered by ninety school orchestras or orchestras manager, Mr. Fyock, gave a very
more thun a third of the total pro speakers from the Speaker’s Bu- from radio stations and clubs, as a interesting talk on why of Van-
grammed, were scheduled for Ne- reau, the people are informed as to part of their contribution to the port. The judge, always an inter-
gro occupancy. Since June 30, Mr. what the agencies which partici- cause.
ested listener, asked some very
pertinent questions. The story of
Vanport to him was one to be won
dered at and to be told and retold.
A marvel of efficiency as explained
A Businessman with
by Mr. Griffin.
Several impromptu speeches and
visits also helped to make Judge
Widely Experienced ,
William H. Harrison’s visit one to
be remembered. Among the best
remembered of the judges’ v isit, V ETERAN W O R L D W A R I.
was a flag presented to him by
Pd. Adv.H.W. Hull 226 N. E. 63 rd Ave. Portland
Thomas (Tommy) Luke, president
of the 50,001 Club of Oregon. The
flag was presented to him at the
suggestion of Mrs. Henson for his
i particular brand of Americanism.
R E -E lect
The Negro Race, the Republican
Party and the American people are
proud of Judge William H. Harri- j
Judge Harrison was judge of the
Superior Court of Oklahoma coun
ty, Oklahoma; a member of the
Board of Pardon and Paroles of the
State of Illinois; Assistant Attor-
ney General, State of Illinois and
former Grand Chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias.
IN LAST HALF
Friday, November 3rd, 1944
HERMAN E. LAFKY
Delegate to the Republican National Convention
Parade starts 7:30 P. M. at Victory Boulevard and Denver Ave.,
ending at UPPER GRADE AUDITORIUM, N. Broadacres and
VOTE FO R
COME AND MEET THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES!
- M O R E JOBS"
R e p u b lic a n C a n d i d a t e f o r
M ULTNOM AH COUNTY
“ S A N E A N D S E N S I B L E L A W S ’*
P a i d Adv.
l ‘d. Adv. R a y G a r n e r , C h m B o w e s for
C o m m . , 404 M o r g a n Bl d g . , P o r t l a n d