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PORTLAND. ORE. DECEMBER 8. 1944
A. M. E. ZION TO BURN MORTGAGE
FIRST L A D Y GREETS W OUNDED SERVICE MEN
HON. M AYO R E A R L R IL E Y
TO SP E A K A T SERVICE
Rev. J. I . Smith C leaxs Church of la r g e st Debt in Five
Years of Service. All Day Program Scheduled
in Honor of Great Event.
The Pastor, Officers and Members o f the African Meth
odist Episcopal Zion Church, 2007 N. Williams Avenue, are
planning to celebrate the burning of the mortgage on their
edifice on Sunday, December 10th. In honor o f this great
event an all day program has been arranged. Notables of
the church and o f the city government are scheduled to take
part in what is always a milestone in the life o f any church
— release from debt.
WASHINGTON, D. C.— Guests at an annual Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by The Equestriennes, a
group of Government Girls, more than 100 wounded soldiers, sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen were
greeted by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at Lucy D. Slowe Hall in Washington, D.C., Sunday afternoon, Nov.
26. Shown with Mrs. Roosevelt during her addresfe are (left to fight) Col. CampJWL^A«^»---^
¡slant to the AMreeLor of .Selective Service; Mis. MwU-.fe- VW-loii . u,J£;>vu~- — J u a « * *
i; Truman K. Gibson, Jr., Civilian Aide to tne Secretary of War; Dr. Marshall Shepard, Recorder ft*
Deeds of the District of Columbia; and Mrs. Ellen Beckwith, a member of the club. Spurgeon Burke, man
(Official OWI Photo by Levitt)
ager of Lucy D. Slowe Hall, is shown in the background.
Open Here Soon
Légion Post To
Proof that Portland is definitely
on the upgrade and really becom
ing wide awake was given this
week in the announcement that an
American Legion Post is to be
established here. One of Portland’s
oldest residents and very promin
ent in the community made the an
nouncement following a meeting
which had been held on Tuesday at
the Voters Benefit Association.
Members of an American Legion
Post in the downtown section came
out to give instruction in how to
set up the post. Onlÿ a few were
present at that time and another
meeting was scheduled. The next
meeting is to be held on Friday,
December 22nd at the Elks Hall,
2504 N. Williams Avenue. All vet
erans of World War I and of the
present war are invited to become
g g g
O i a* M
DR. H. TH U RM AN
Hit of Bond Posters SPEAK S IN CITY
The hit of the Sixth War Loan
Drive is destined to be the brown
eyed, brown-skinned, smiling baby
whose likeness graces a poster be
ing used throughout the country by
Negro groups. He is robust, 28-lb.
Charles Owens, of Baltimore, Md.,
born June 20, 1943.
Already hanging in more than
200,000 locations from Maryland to
California, young Charles exudes
all his personality toward the pro
motion of the idea of economic se
curity through the purchase of War
Bonds as a nest egg for tomorrow.
It started this way. The child’s
youthful parents, Jerome and Thel
ma Owens, of 1513 W. Franklin St.,
Baltimore, brought the tot to the
Provident Hospital last December
7, suffering with penumonia. He
was discharged, hale and hearty on
December 22, but not before a Ne
gro welfare group had spotted him
and had him photographed.
The picture was shown to the
Baltimore War Finance Committee,
which, impressed ordered a large
set of posters made for state-wide
use with the “ Bonds for Baby” ap
peal and used it in the Fifth War
Willard W. Allen, of Baltimore,
member of *he Interracial Section
of the National War Finance Di
vision, brought the poster to the
attention of the poster committee
which unanimously adopted it for
official use. Requests from as far
as California have been received
for posters. These posters are be
ing used during the current drive.
According to W. Emerson Brown,
treasurer and trustee of Provident
Hospital, the 100 Negro employees
are all buying War Bonds on the
payroll savings plan— but they
miss their little friend, Charlie.
Dr. Howard Thurman, dean of
the chapel of Howard University
and co-pastor of the Fellowship
Church of All People’s of San
Francisco, visited Portland on Wed
nesday of this week to attend one
of sixty one-day conferences spon
sored by the Presbyterian church.
The conferences are being held
over the country on post war prob
lems. The Portland Conference was
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The program will start with a
Banquet in the basement of the at 8 o’clock.
This year represents five years
church, beginning at 5 p. m. anti
lasting until 7 p. m. Mrs. Catherine of service at this charge for the
Gray will give a reading on the present pastor, Rev. J. F. Smith.
“ History of the Church.” Mrs Gray It is his sixth appointment here,
is director of the Choir and an An-
served a part of one ap-
nual Conference Missionary Work-1 P°^n^men^ that was not a full year,
er. Mrs. L. M. Bird, a Trustee and His record is one of achievement.
President of the Stewardess will ^ a' 'n^ ^ls ^ear* and sold *n his
give the story of the various loca- wor*i> ^e *ias brought about ina
tions of the church up to the pres- ProvementS anti advancements since
ent location. Mrs. C. Harris will being in charge here. His accom
give a short resume of the leader plishments place him head and
ship of A. M. E. Zion from the shoulders above the rank and file
establishment of the church. There and his members are justly proud
will also be remarks by Mr. I. H. of him and sincerely hope that he
Payne, a member of the Trustee is continued in his present position.
Board, and Mr. S. Scruggs, Chair
man of the Trustee Boar
The program is under
tion of Mrs. Rachel Gre*
ifroy^nT' Rev. W. N. Smith, Mrs.
Dr. Channing H. Tobias, Senior
Lena Bowels, Mrs. Lillian Smith, Secretary of the National Council
the pastor’s wife, Mr. S. Scruggs, Young Men’s Christian Association,
Mrs. Amando Redo, anti Mr. and will be in Portland on Sunday, Dec.
Mrs. Coins for the Turkey banquet. 10th. While here Dr. Tobias will
At the evening service the actual be guest speaker at the morning
“ Burning of the Mortgage” will service of Bethel A. M. E. Church
take place. The Hon. Earl Riley, at McMillen and Larabee streets,
Mayor of Portland, will speak as will visit the Vanport Housing
will Dr. H. J. Maulbetsch of the Project in the afternoon where he
Portland Council of Churches. The is scheduled to speak at Communi-
Rt. Rev. W. C. Brown, Bishop of tv Center No. 6.
the Northwest Conference of the
In the evening he will speak at
A. M. E. Zion church, will give the the Piedmont Methodist Church un
response to the mayors speech. Mr. der the sponsorship of the N. E.
Kirk Randall is also scheduled to YMCA.
Dr. Tobias is also to be the guest
The Presiding Elder, L. W. Mc at several social affairs to be con
Coy will conduct the actual mort ducted throughout the city in his
gage burning. The service will start honor.
PORTLAND ARMY AIR BASE— Screen star Alan Ladd stops at the bedside of Pvt. James Nettles,
Squadron C, for a brief chat during his visit at the base hospital last Sunday and Monday.
Foto PAAB, LAB.