Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Portland inquirer. (Portland, Or.) 1944-194? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1944)
PORTLAN D INQUIRER
Ralph H. Faulk, Editor
Puhlnthcd Each Wednesday
Portland Inquirer Publishing Co.
2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.— Phone WEbater 722«— Portland. Oregon
VASPORT OFFICE: 2410 N. Cottonwood, A pt 505— WE 1534
RAGLEY DOWNS OFFICE: 145-F Wintler Dr., Vancouver, Wn.
Guilds Lake, 4437 N. W. 44 Court
One Year by .Mail ________ __ , __________________________| jj|
8fei Mouths by Mail
Personal, Club, Local and Church News must reach us Tuesday.
Preceding Publication Date.
Problem Number Two that faces the post war planners
of Portland is not so much of what we are going to do with
the Negro, but how are we going to meet him. It is an esta
blished fact that for the most part the native residents of
Portland do not know the Colored man.
Having had very
little contact with Negroes it is evident that they do not
know him or his philosophy. This would not be necessary if
it were not for the presence here also of the Southern whites
who are attempting to introduce their brand of “ Aristocra
cy,” i. e.
keeping the Negro in his place. Coupled with the
fact that the Negro was not wanted here in the first place;
that the older residents of his own race have their minds
poisoned against him, you have a combination of circum
stances that have prevented the new Negro presenting him
self in a favorable light.
Older residents are wasting their time in recrimination.
ratiocination gives them
the idea that conditions
would be so different if it were not for the newcomer. Noth
ing could be farther from the truth. The absolute truth is
(a) There were no Negro teachers in the school system until
the arrival of the newcomer, (b) There was not half the Ne
Benson's cross - country team
literally speaking ran over that of
1 Jefferson’s with a score o f arounu
twenty-one to forty-eight.
place winner was Jeff’s Dick Pet-
terson, ninth place for Benson was
Hilliard (who ran a swell
race). This meet held last Friday
told which school would probably
take the city championship and I
hereby state that it will be Benson
Tech first with Roosevelt and Jef
ferson battling for second and
third place. The city meet will be
held Wednesday, Nov. 22 rP Hill
Golden West »44, 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.
CATHOLIC CHAPEL OF THE
21 N. E. Broadway
Excelsior Lodge No. 23
Rev. Jerome M. Schmitz, Ch^pl.
Doris Reynolds, Catechist
F. & A. M.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday :
Sunday. Mass and Sermon:
at 8:00 p. m.
9 o’clock A. M.
2504 Williams Avenue
Wednesday, Novena Devotions:
K L. Culp, W. Master
8 o’clock P. M.
L. R. Blackburn, Secretary
Phone TRinity 1857
>1T. OLIVET BAPTIST
J. J. Clow
No. 6, O. E. S.
Meetings 1st Wednesday each
ORDER OF SERVICES:
month 8:00 p. m.
9:45 a m. Sunday School
2504 N. Williams Ave.
Mrs. Marie Smith, Supt.
Mrs. Elise S. Reynolds, Secretary
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship
6:30 p. m. B. Y. P. Felowshilp
conducted by Lenworth Miner
Billy Webb Lodge No.1050
8:00 p. m. Evening Worship
I. B. P. 0 . E. o f W.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wed.
8:30 p. m.
2504 N. Williams Av. (Russell St.)
Although the football season’s
W. L. Shine, Exalted Ruler
Edwin Phelps, Secretary
just about over, there have been
some good ball games played and
Sabin Hi has been right in there
Enterprise Lodge No. 1
pitching and playing some of the
F. & A. M.
best football ever to come out of
1st and 3rd Monday
that “ institution of ¡earning ” The
8:00 p. m.
backbone of its team was compris
2504 N. Williams Ave.
ed ch'efly of Negro boys with Jack
W. H. Bowers, W. Master
James L. Wasson, Secretary
Henderson and Freeman taking top
'■ onors. Henderson is said to the
city’s best fullback. Joe Sercy,
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
Travers, Stanley Cage and Wil
Mt. Hood Chapter No. 6
liam (GI) Graves also played Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday,
some very good football. We offer 8 p. m. Mrs. Roberts Blackburn, W.
our congratulations to a swell M ; Mrs. Marie Smith, Sec. Visitors
group of boys and a darn good from other Eastern Star chapters
gro businesses that there are now. (c) Negroes have employ
ment now in positions never before even thought of. Right VACATIONS IN CALIFORNIA
Mr. Eugene Fuller left last Sun
now there are more openings for trained Negroes than Port
day evening for good ole “ sunny
land has ever produced. Newcomers fill 90 per cent of all
California,” where he will vacation
positions now held by trained Negroes. Yet, the older resi for a couple weeks with his aunt.
dents still complain of the presence of the newcomer. The Gene is going to Frisco, so you
lonely, broken-hearted Debs who
City Fathers, always ready for an opportunity to keep the want his address, see or get in
Negro in his former position of servitude caters to the vanity touch with me and I’ll see what I
can do for you.
oLlbe people, hence nobody really knows the new Negro.
831 S. W. Sixth Avenue
Y. W. C. A.
834 S. W. Broadway
to meet and know him is comparatively simple at present.
Hut, nobody wants to take him seriously enough to try to
meet and know him. The time will come when he will be met
and known, but the propitious moment is now. If this prob
lem is left for post war and the new Negro finds that he is
to be ostracized, refused the opportunity to earn a decent
living and the object of discrimination in general, then he
may not be quite so nice to meet.
This problem faces old and new alike in that post war;
it will not be a case of whether you are old or new, but are
you a Negro? The general practice of hiring the Negro last
and firing him first is scheduled to be repeated. Negroes,
hundreds of miles from friends will find idle time on fheir.
hands for the first time since coming into this area. People
who were lving during the last let-down can tell those who
were not living then that it is not a very pretty picture.
Maybe it would be better to start in meeting the newcomer
Monday, November 20, market!
the night that the famed “ Lucky
Millinder” brought his famed band
to McElroy’s Ballroom. The joint
started jumping from the minute
that the doors were opened to the
public until the very last note had
been played. As was expected, one
of the largest crowds ever attended
an 1 the jitterbugs had the time o f
their lives, while the onlookers
seemed to have just as much of a
fine time looking. Everyone had
“ only a most fine time.”
Miss Constance Maney gave last
Sunday a small jump for a few of
her friends. Although Set and Sam
ate up just about everything in
the place, the music was fine and
the chicks were fine and every one
had a fine time, so Miss Maney
overlooked this point.
Peter Prangle, the prickly pear
pickier, picked three pecks of
prickly prangly pears from the
prangoly pear trees of the pleasant
Tempestuous Theresa tweakec
Theodore’s toe ’til Theodore tweak
ed Theresa’s toe, too.
A . R. ZELLER CO.
F U N E R A L DIRECTORS
Next time Junior or his father
calls to your attention the fact that
his supply of shirts and shorts is
getting short, don’t let the news
lower your morale. Although you
may have been unable to find any
on your last shopping tour, the
men of the house may soon be ade
quately clothed again.
OPA action granting manufactur
ers of certain types of men’s and
boys’ heavyweight shirts, drawers
and union suits permission to ap
ply for higher ceiling prices is ex
pected to bring about an increased
output of these items.
BETHEL CHURCH, A. M. E.
N. McMillen and Larrabee
_______ Portland, Oregon_______
ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH
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
COMMUNITY M. B. CHURCH
Rev. H. C. Cheatham, Pastor
845 Cottonwood Street
Vanport City, 17, Oregon
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
A ll Nations Church of God
Problem Number Two assumes gigantic proportions when
we realize the large number of Negroes here now. The effort
420 SW . Washington St.
406 Scott Bldg. Be. 2588
*36” PACKING TRUNKS
*30” SM ALL STEAM ER
*Ladies’ 2 and 3-piece Air
plane Lug-gage in Matched
♦Ladies’ 18“ O’Nites and
♦Men’s Two Suiters with
We also carry ’a Complete Line
of Ladies’ and Men’s Bill Folds
and small Leather Goods.
TRY OUR CONVENIENT
SHOP HERE FOR XMAS
Portland Luggage Co.
1003 S. W. Washington St.
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 Ave. 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 P R AYER
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 Wor