Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Portland inquirer. (Portland, Or.) 1944-194? | View This Issue
would not have been so rapid or sure. Without associations
such as the Urban League there would be no appreciable
benefits realized from the initiative and ability o f the trained
Negro. A great organization and a milestone on the road of
progress is the establishing o f an Urban League in Portland
Ralph H. Faulk, Editor
Published Each Wednesday
Portland Inquirer Publishing Co.
2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.— Phone WEbeter 7220— Portland, Oregon
VAN’ PORT OFFICE: 2410 N. Cottonwood, Apt. 505—WE. 1534
BAGLEY DOWNS OFFICE: 145-F Wintler Dr., Vancouver, Wn.
Guilds Lake, 4437 N. W. 44 Court
One Year by Mail ______ __ __________________ _____________ $5.90
Six .Months by Mail
. . . . . . . . . . . . $2-50
Personal, Club, Local and Church News must reach us Tuesday.
Preceding Publication Date.
SAM’S THANKSGIVING JUMP
Last Thursday, “ Thanksgiving,”
Mr. Samuel Wilkinson gave a small
jump for a few of his friends.
It was a very unique affair, which
turned out to be quite a success.
Once more the drawbacks of wartime shortages have been The kats jumped to the finest of
overcome by the pressure of necessity in the opening of a music which lasted from ten till
Recreation ('enter on the East side. The new center is located ' one-fifty-nine, (ahem) Everyone
had a fine time and the drink was
in the Buddhist Temple of the Japanese on Benton Avenue,
plentiful, ami oh, yes, so was the
it is convenient for all on the East side of the river who wish food, (ahem, ahem!)
to make use of its facilities. This Recreation Center can be
come the real center of community life in the area. It is n ot ' TRI ETHERS,
just for the young folks, it is for the grown-ups too. There CONGRATULATIONS
are rooms that can be used for all kinds of activities including
1 wish tw take this °P P o r t u n it y
to tell you about an interesting trio
cards, sewing, dramatics, dancing and just plain chatting.
. . .
! of young men who have taken Port-
Athletically inclined persons can indulge to their hearts con- land by Btorm in the pa8t couple
tent. It may not be the best equipped center in town, but it • 0f months.
This trio or group,'
can at least fill the g a p until the war is over and a b etter 1 known temporarily at least as the
one can be built. So come on out and use this Recreation “ Trieteers,’’ is comprised of none
TH E COMMUNITY CENTER
(enter in any way that you want. If you feel like teaching; other than aur own Richard 1>arker»
rightly deserves; but J e ffs other
four men came in sixth, ninth, six
teenth and eighteens to nudge Ben
son out by one point.
This is the way the schools num
bered or placed: Jeff 50, Benson 51,
Roosevelt 82, Franklin 111, Com
merce 122, Lincoln 164, and Grant
( failed to enter a complete squad.
'rime n OO
Benson won the junior meet with
4- counters. Grant had 50, Lincoln
91 and Jefferson 93. Bill De Laroy
won in 12:32 while Chuck Grafcg
of Jeff took fourth with around a
M AIL IN
CHURCH OF GOD
2518 N. Williams and Russell
Rev. O. F Brown, Pastor.
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Morning Worship 11 A. M.
Evening Worship 8 P. M.
Prayer Meeting Wed. 8 P. M.
Prayer Meeting, Tues. 8 P. M.,
something you know to someone else, here is the place. I f ,
you want to learn something from someone else, this is th e ! m tenor Their littie trio 8tarted
place and all in a place especially for the purpose in a chum at Jefferson Hi school where by
popular demand they have been
my atmosphere and best of all it costs nothing.
Golden West 844. G.U.O.F.
Meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesday 2:30
classes there and receiving high
I p. m , 2504 Williams Ave., Mrs.
praise. These talented young men | Josephine Morrison, M. N. G. Mrs.
TH E URBAN LEAG U E
will soon be seen and heard at a Annabelle Harris, N. G. Sec.
The National Urban leagu e has formed a Portland branch Jefferson Assembly; they also sang
and is one of the most outstanding advancements in the at Bethel A. M. E. phurvh and by
Excelsior Lodge No. 23
history of Oregon for the Negro, As a branch of the National popular demand will again render a
F. & A . M.
Association and a subsidiary o f the Council of Social Agen number, I believe, on the second Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday
Sunday in December; so if you
It 8:00 p. m.
cies it brings to Portland the advantages of precedent in other
2504 Williams Avenue
don’t w’ant to miss a treat, be sure
K L. Culp, W. Master
localities and mentalities trained in the field of social rela that you’re there to hear them.
R. Blackburn, Secretary
You’re doing fine, fellows, so be
Phone TRinity 1857
As an instrument of good for the Negro race, it has no sure and keep up the good work,
peers. Past i>erformances in the larger cities that have gone ’cause we’re all pulling for you.
No. 6, O. E. S.
through the j>eriod o f readjustment now facing Portland have
Meetings 1st Wednesday each
SENDS BEST WISHES
provyn the worth of the Urban League. No organization quite
month 8:00 p. m.
Mr. Eugene Fuller, now vaca
compares with it in the field of employment, or housing con tioning in Stockton, California, re Mrs. Elise N.
S. Reynolds, Secretary
ditions or the many branches of its endeavor, including re cently sent word to all of his
friends that he’s having a swell Billy Webb Lodge NoTlÖ50
time, but hopes to be back in Port
L B. P. O. E. of W .
Portlanders old and new should welcome the Urban League.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wed.
land at least by Xmas.
Though there was some opposition to the establishing of an
8:30 p. m.
Av. (Russell St.)
Urban League here by a few misguided people, the real
W L. Shine, Exalted Ruler
friends of the Negro race ignored these morons and did every
Edwin Phelps, Secretary
Charming Miss Dorothy Hilliard
thing in their power to have a branch established here. More had a small hop last Saturday
and more we hope to see that sort of thing happen. Portland which those who attended said was Enterprise Lodge No. 1
.F . & A . M.
will always be a backwoods town with no appreciable civic really fine. The records were most
1st and 3rd Monday
advancement if left to these people and their cohorts who fine and athough some don’t agree,
Dottie still says that her record “ I
2504 N. Williams Ave.
want nothing but the opportunity to operate dives and dumps Wonder” is the finest thing on the
W. H. Bowers, W. Master
tor their own gain and the degredation of the community. coast, (smile). Those who attended
James L. Wasson, Secretary
Ask these people what they have done for the civic better were as follows: Misses Ruby and
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
ment of the community in which they live. Ask them what Joy Brock, Juliet Hilliard, Gladys
Mt. Hood Chapter No. 6
their contribution to the life of Portland has meant in the Baker, Gertrude Williams and Ben Meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday,
business world, the professional world or to improve living nie Gragg; while on the made side 8 p. m. Mrs. Roberts Blackburn, W.
we have: Chuck (Baron) Gragg,
conditions and you will readily see the why o f outsiders and William (Count) Hilliard, Brown M.; Mrs. Marie Smith, Sec. Visitors
the need for an Urban League.
• ing Allen, Seth Hillard, Sam Wil from other Eastern Star chapters
This is part of the planning for post war security which kinson and yours truly.
the colored population needs. Without associations such as
this the advancement of the Negro in the Eastern States GI GRAVES STOMP
The Better Book and Bible House
Scott Building, 3rd Floor
420 S. W. Washington
BIBLES, SCRIPTURE GREETINGS, BOOKS
SACRED MUSIC, MOTTOES, ETC.
K. L. Eichenberger, ivigr.
Since last week seemed to be the
week for jumps, hops, and stomps,
Mr. William (registration card)
Graves Jr., also joined in and thru
himself a little get-to-gether last
Friday night. The hours ranged
from around 9:30 till— ; — so nat-
cherally everyone had a fine time.
Those seen strolling in and out
were: Beria Bruce, Myrtle Wilfont,
Maurice, Soumson (the jitterbug),
Trvens, Gibbs, etc. Everyone ap
peared to have knocked themselves
out and had one gay ole time.
Last week-end we were honored
with quite an array of visitors: Mr.
Browning Allen and Mr. Lawrence
Campbell in from U. of O., and
our own Private I-C Bob Gragg,
looking better than ever.
A . R. ZELLER CO.
F U N E R A L DIRECTORS
JEFFERSON TAKES CITY
November 22, Jefferson High
school’s “ cross-country” team at
Rocky Butte galloped to a 50-51
over the favored Benson team in
the city meet. Petterson of Jeff
took first place honors which he
831 S. W. Sixth Avenue
Y . W . C. A .
834 S. W. Broadway
420 SW. Washington St.
406 Scott Bldg. Be. 2588
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.
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
6:30 p. m. B. Y P. Felowshilp
conducted by Lenworth Miner
8:00 p. m. Evening Worship
BETHEL CHURCH. A. M. E.
N. McMillen and Larra bee
ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH
Vicar L. O. Stone
N. E Knott and Rodnay
7:45 a. m. Communion Service
10:00 a. m. Church School
11:00 a. m. Morning Prayer
Thursday 9:00 a m. Commun
ion Service. •
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 Glis&n S t
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 of 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 Ave. Church of God
Elder Claud L. Lampkin, Pastor
2504 N. Williams Ave.
ORDER OF SERVICES
Monday and Friday: Evange-
istical Services 7:30. Wednes
day: Bible Band 8:00. Sunday:
Sunday School 10:00, Morning
Service 1^30. 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 GOb 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 PR A YE R
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.
3:00 p. m. Evangelistic Services
Wednesday, Friday and Satur
day, 8:00 p. m., Evening Wor