Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Portland inquirer. (Portland, Or.) 1944-194? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1945)
Friday. N ortm bn 16. 1945
College Presidents Named on
Florida Interracial Commission
JACKSONVILLE — (ANP) —
The 20-year-old Florida Council
of the Commission on Interracial
cooperation voted unanimously
here last week at their annual
meeting to become a state division
of the Southern Regional coun
cil “to promote a better program
of race relations and economic
progress and security inj the
The council, composed of repre
sentative leaders of business, edu
cational, religious and profession
al circles, met in the community
house of St. John’s Episcopal
church. The Rt. Rev. John D.
Wing, bishop of the Episcopal
diocese of South Florida, was re
elected chairman of the council.
Officers returned to their posts
were Mrs. Israel L. Kaplan, vice-
chairman; Dr. William H. Gray,
president of Florida A. and M. col
lege, and Mrs. Henry H. Havens,
Two members added to the
council’s executive committee are
Atty. Richard P. Daniel and Dr.
James Colston, president of Be-
thune-Cookman college, D a y
tona Beach, Fla.
Dr. Guy B. Johnson, executive
director of the Southern Regional
council, was guest speaker. He
discussed work of the council in
13 southern states.
LT. COL. ROSCOE C. GILES
RETURNS TO CHICAGO
CHICAGO — (ANP) — Dr. Ros-
coe C. Giles, well known Chicago
physician, returned to Chicago
and to civilian practice this week.
Dr. Giles has been serving for
the past three weeks in the U. S.
army where he had the rank of
lieutenant colonel. He was sta
tioned at Ft. Huachuca in the sta
tion hospital the-e.
Redeemers of A
Get Down to
Earth on Economy Nation Receive
ATLANTA — (ANP) — Julius
! Thomas, National Urban league Recognition
PARIS — (ANP) — J e s s e O.
industrial relations director, told
The moral plight of our nation
Thomas, from the national office
a Morehouse college forum audi is one of the most lamentable of
of the American Red Cross in
ence last week that American Ne the nations of modern times. We
Washington, has been visiting
groes must be more realistic in have the means and resources at
Paris for the past week. He is on
the education of our people and our command that should easily
an inspection tour of Red Cross
! revamp our educational philoso place us in the foremost place
installations on the coniinnent
among the world’s leading na
with particular emphasis upon
Speaking in the first of More tions. Our economic calibre is be
the clubs staffed by colored per
house’s sociology seminars which yond compare; our moral status
sonnel. Thomas was especially
will bring notables to Atlanta is quite another m a t t e r . Eco
¡critical of the separation of clubs
during the year, Mr. Thomas ad- nomically we are ever more ag
along racial lines in P a r i s al
| vised: "We must get down to gressive; morally we are ever on
though he found the colored staff-
earth on economy and see that the defensive. The nations of
| ed institutions well conducted and
more people prepare for jobs re the earth respect our economic
efficient although poorly located.
quiring technological skills.” He and financial ability but they do
They were used almost exclu
The increasing number of vet
denounced an educational pro- not particularly respect our moral
sively by Negro soldiers.
erans’ facilities being establish
j gram that provides countless leadership.
ed by national and local Negro
“I have spent several days in
numbers of degreed graduates to The iniquitous system of segre
specting the Red Cross club urtits
organizations everywhere should
WASHINGTON—(ANP) —Haz be a source of great encourage
gation and discrimination pertain
here in Paris,” Mr. Thomas said
ing that there is something wrong ing to racial policy is fast sapping
el Scott will not play for the an ment to Negro veterans. There
wheh interviewed, “as a basis for
j with an economy of that kind. the moral life out of one of the SK 3 c THURMAN TAYLOR
nual dinner of National Press cannot be too much activity of
making a comparative analysis of
club here on Nov. 13 to which this sort. The more protection
New president of Fort Valley The young people coming out of most advantaged and promising McLOUGHLIN HEIGHTS — SK the facilities, equipment, etc., of
President Harry S. Truman has of veterans’ rights we get, the State college where he has been service must be given the idea nations of history. Because of j / c Thurman L. Taylor just re-
that they are not limited in their the color question and the vaga- turned from the South Pacific, the clubs staffed by white per
been invited. Basing her action
more proportionate assurance we registrar and rofessor of educa
sonnel and the one staffed by
upon the discriminatory policies will have that those rights will tion since 1939. A native 'of opportunities, the speaker point ries thereof our great nation pre- He has been overseas 24 months,
of the club against Negro mem be equitably granted. All of Brunswick, Ga., Mr. Troup has ed out, and “we must present new sents one of the most pathetic During his stay overseas he par-
“Of all places there would seem
bers of the press, and the jim these veterans’ facilities can best attended Morris Brown, Atlanta trends and point people to new moral pictures of the 20th cent- j ticipaled in the invasion of the
to be less justification for isolat
BATAVIA, Java—(ANP)—The crow practices of the Capitol render their respective services U„ Wisconsin, Minnesota and ways of making a living.”
ury. The matter of saying one Admiralty Islands, visited the ing the Negro installations in
trouble in the Indonesian area Press galleries in barring Negro by first offering their cooperation Ohio State, where he is a candi Morehouse forums are sponsor thing while the war is on and Russell Islands, the New Hebrides Paris than any other city in the
ed by the department of sociology another when it is over is fast islands and was also at New
with the Dutch is a simple one. correspondents. Miss Scott wired to Veterans administration. This date for a Ph.D.
of which Prof. Walter R. Chivers morally damning us in the eye of Guinea. He returned to the United world. The white staffed clubs
The Indonesians are brown peo the Press club Thursday that she contact will assure a flow of in
ple who for years have been ex is canceling the engagement.
j States November 6th and is at are located within walking dis
formation and suggestions to and
In his discussion of “Vital Em Such a great country deserves j present on leave visiting his par- tance of the opera, the Louvre,
While regretting that the pro fro which will enhance the op
ploited by the Dutch of Holland
ployment Problems Affecting Ne- a better fate for without doubt j ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, the Bastille, theatres, night clubs
who not only got their main tests raised by Negro news men eration of all agencies concerned.
Mr. Thomas declared in we are a great nation with the 507 B East 83rd Street. McLough- and other traffic lanes, whereas
wealth from these colonies and through their own Capitol Press Already some organizations have
one of the seminar sessions that seeds of decay and destruction iin Heights, Vancouver, Washing- the Negro club is located at least
their rich stores of spices and club have been done through a begun this procedure. For in
there are two things Americans sown for a terrible harvest. Ger- i0n. Mrs. Taylor is a Seamstress, two and a half miles from the
oil, but ruled them on the basis public statement which "wonder formation concerning the initia
do without; (1) the idea that many could not e s c a p e and Mr. Taylor is a shipyard etn- downtown congested areas of so
ed out loud” whether she knew
of race superiority.
tion of such contacts, write to
Negroes do not have capacity for neither can we and the sooner ployee and has been employed at cial activity and commercial op
The Dutch lorded it over the of the unfair policies, Miss Scott public relations, Veterans admin
Indonesians even though their said that “two precedents hinder istration, Washington 25, D. C.
CLEVELAND—(ANP) — Judge all jobs, and (2) that there is a this ugly fact is squarely faced the Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard erations.
‘The Metro subway stops run
rule was a kindly one but the me from appearing; first the fact
Perry B. Jackson, elected judge social difference between whites by the powers that be the sooner for two years. The Taylors are
ning at 11 p. m. This means that
Javanese and the other islanders that the National Press club ex
of the municipal court here Tues and Negroes.
we are again started on the road from Enid, Oklahoma and in Negro soldiers living in the club
The labor management confer day, took time off from consid
The only hope Thomas sees in to a larger national greatness and tend to make their home in the
involved simply cannot see how cludes Negro journalists even
have to leave downtown at 11
now going on in Washing- eration of his new job Saturday sofar as the economy of the na survival.
the “four freedoms” and “self though they are members of the
Portland metropolitan area.
o’clock or they are out of luck.
deepest in to discuss something else which tion is concerned is that the factor
determination” for which the American Newspaper guild whose ton
Interracialism within the last
Photo by Staff Photographer 'pUXLS aix, scarce ¡n the first place
world has been fighting should membership consists of both terest to Negro vets, as from the is very close to his heart, Judge of race be taken out and that 20 years has been regarded as one
and a person not familiar with
mean that they should continue white and Negro correspondents;
Jackson is vice-president and
of the most promising departures
the streets and who cannot use
having a government from over second as you know, Negro jour a policy of government arbitra chairman of the program commit of skill and capacity to do a job. in the field of human relations.
the French language could not,
seas take all the fruit of their nalists have been ercluded from tion and procedure for settling tee for the National Bar associa Until that is done, he believes the Whites and Negroes of larger
course, avail himself of even
laborers, occupy all the import
tion, the organization which is
moral mould have attempted to
this type of transportation. It
entire future of the full employ composed of the Negro lawyers will continue.
ant offices in the area and as and senate.”
meet on common ground and
seems, therefore, that the soldiers
Speaking against segregated la solve our common problems.
Miss Scott said she would like ment program is tied up in this of the country As chairman of its
sume the privilege because they
CLEVELAND — (ANP) — The housed in the Potomac club are
are white. They are willing to
program committee he has been
Much has been accomplished in sale of lots in the dream town
for President Truman, and had security is of paramount import planning for the annual session employment is beginning to be this field and it is safe to say development of Mizpah, N. J., was in the very nature of things de
fight that it not continue.
President Soekarno of the even cancelled a profitable en
which takes place here in Cleve put on a class basis and that until that interracialism in one form branded as illegal in Ohio and nied the opportunity of partici
black and white workers can un or another largely explains the future sales to Negroes in this pating in most of the activities
newly proclaimed Indonesian re
land, Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
which make Paris the playground
that no worker can en marvelous strides the Negro has
public flouted the Dutch plan of order to appear. Hoping that
The Cleveland meeting, being
The only Negro sitting in the the first to be held since the close dure as long as another is threat made in every field of useful state ordered stopped by the state of the world. In the downtown
fered this week. The Dutch of the dinner sponsors would “un
securities division at Columbus clubs the entrances and lobbies
endeavor. The progress of the this week.
fered full partnership in the derstand my position,” the concert conference is Willard S. Town of the war, is expected to have ened there will be no progress.
are decorated with shop windows
Netherlands empire and even of pianist trusted "that the day will
Negro is a compliment to the in Exposure by the Cleveland
the largest attendance in the his
fered end of racial discrimina soon come when qualified jour rapidly-growing United Trans tory of the association. In a re for the 1,700,000 Negroes who will terracialists no less than to the Press, metropolitan daily, led to displaying such attractive com
tion, increased participation of nalists of my race will be ac port Service employes of Amer cent statement the president of soon be looking for jobs in neces struggling Negroes themselves. a survey of the Mizpah tracts by modities as jewelry, fancy hand
kerchiefs, perfumes and o t h e r
ica, CIO, and we couldn’t have the association, Charles W. An sary now, Thomas said, and urg From the coming of the Yankees
Indonesians in business, broader cepted without distinction.”
a better person of the group pres derson Jr., of Louisville, pointed ed the sales field as one of the to begin the task of education an inspector of the securities di handicraft which make a very in
educational opportunities. The
ent. While it is true that Town out that Negro lawyers through most important areas for job op among Negroes, whites of good vision. A series of three stories viting introductory approach. All
Indonesians, he said, want free
is not representing Negroes out the country were showing portunities in the next 10 years. will have made a tremendous con was written by James K. Chand these things are conspicously ab
dom and independence. In the
ler, real estate editor, and Re
is a member of the much concern over and interest
tribution to Negro advance. These porter George A. Moore, who is sent from the entrance of the Po
meantime world trade which has
CIO official delegation—his very in the peculiar postwar and re
depended in considerable degree
whites have not been confined one of the few Negroes employed tomac club.
“At one time the Leftbank club
to any one section of our country. on a metropolitan daily.
upon Java for oil and rubber,
conversion problems whoch face
WINSTON SALEM, N. C. — bear tremendous influence in our America and her returning vet
quinine and tapioca, tin, salt,
For a long time the cause of Issued by Ernest Cornell, se (also Negro staffed) which is now
interracialism enjoyed a popu curities chief, the order banned closed, but was operated by Coi-
coffee, tea and spices, may find (ANP)—Funeral services for Dr. behalf. The transport workers’ erans. Anderson said that law
yers will place first on their agen
larity that led serious men and an application by N. Rathblott to neff Taylor, was manned by white
them lost to markets for many
Zion Baptist church of Winston- (Other unions take notice.) Talk da, a discussion of how the wel
women the country over to hope register for sale 35 lots at Mizpah, personnel. I inquired of the
months, probably years.
Salem for 35 years, were held ing with him during a recent in fare of the race and returning vet
that it might usher in a better which is about 45 miles southeast former director why he closed
this club to white soldiers and
Tuesday in the church auditori formal conversation, this column erans can be protected during the
day. Within recent years, how of Philadelphia.
his reply was most interesting.
um. Dr. File died in the local was amazed to learn of the scope post-war period and under the
N. W. 4th & G lisan St.
of his organiation's plans for vet GI bill of rights.
decline in the popularity of in development appear to have a He said that only about 20 per
Heralded as a man who loved erans’ aid. The H«h esteem in
317 N. W. Third Ave.
terracialism but there is at pres- good reputation, solicitation and cent of the soldiers who register
The convention, Judge Jackson
ed in the mornings would return
and practiced righteousness, Dr. which he is held by his colleagues said, will give attention to the
ent a subtle attempt to discredit sales have been made in this
in the evening to spend the night.
—For a Limited Tim* Only— File built a membership from 50 in the conference will enable him matter of restrictive covenants,
the cause and for better or worse state in violation of law,” Mr. Cor-
club was so far from the ac
to 1,500 during his pustorate. Un to render a great service for us federal legislation for a perma
many Negroes and whites have nen sa;d.
We Can Make Suits der his administration the present all. Good luck, Bill.
tivities referred to above that the
• • •
and O'Coats from
soldiers who went to night clubs,
structure valued at $65,000 was
of labor problems which may af
outcome of the general movement. ]aw classes out-of-state real estate
the opera, theatres and the beer
Gen. Bradley’s insistence that fect the race through reconver
White and Negro extremists are as securities which must be re
gardens simply did not come back
Beginning his ministry in 1880, the loan facilities under the GI sion.
. . . All Wool . . .
fast consigning interracialism to j gistered in advance of sale. The
to the Red Cross club. The Red
the late minister served as pastor Bill of Rights be simplified is
death. Unless the white and Ne- ¡nvestigaion disclosed, according
PLACE YOUR XMAS ORDER
Cross management said, therefore,
of the Mt. Zion Baptist church of going to bear fruit. When the will appear on the program, in
gro interracialist takes an ex- j 0 Mr .Cornell, that the Mizpah
they were forcing soldiers, be
Salisbury prior to his call to Win new amendments to the bill are clude Mrs. Sadie T. M. Alexander,
treme position he is mercilessly lots, 25x100 feet, originally num-
3 Weeks Tailor Service
ston-Salem. He organized and passed in congress, one of them secretary; Loren Miller, Cali
assailed and if he takes the ex- bered about 7,308 of which about cause of the distance to pick up
built the File’s Chapel church of will undoubtedly be an appreci fornia; Sidney Redmond, St.
WE MAKE FULL DRAPE
treme position, he cannot main 2,081 remain unsold. They are women of easy virtue on the
Lerington, which recently was able liberalization of the l o a n Louis; Scovel Richardson, Dean,
tain it in the face of a prejudice unimproved w i t h o u t paved streets and take them to down
named in his honor.
yields but slowly if at all. streets, sewers or public water town hotels in order to enjoy the
Also Fancy Dry Cleaning
• • •
As a means of recognizing his
St. Louis; Thurgood Marshall,
The fact is, Negroes are being supply and with only partial elec night life and other recreational
outstanding services, he w a s
Too many veterans are not New York; Thurman Dodson,
activities which the city of Paris
driven to the extreme rsitio n tric service, he said.
awarded the doctor of divinity de fully conversant with their rights Washington, D. C., S. D. McGill,
affords. Since this condition im
while whites fear to "go all the
Prices for sale and land con
gree from Shaw university in under the law. This is unfor Jacksonville, Fla., Raymond Pace
way” hence; they just play hands tract were set at $75 and $125, posed a hardship on white sol
1919. He served for over a quar tunate, because this lack of Alexander, Philadelphia; Chester
diers, they moved them down
$2 down and $2 a month. Of
ter century as vice-moderator of knowledge is, in a number of in K. Gillespie, Cleveland, Judge
The net result of the matter is 800 persons now living in the town. The club was then turned
stances, depriving the veteran of Wendell E. Green, Chicago, and I MMEDI ATE D E L I V E R Y ! we see interracialism in a state
the Roman Baptist association.
over to Negro soldiers.
development, 90 percent are Ne
benefits. Know the law and its Judge Irvin C. Mollison, now of
“The Potomac club is, from
Diamonds - - Watch*« - - Ja w*lry
of decline. Yet interracialism in groes, the report said.
intent. Take your problems up New York. Prominent white law
the viewpoint of distance, some
V acuum C la a n a rs
The tract would house 25,000
E lectric F a n •
Time is Our Business
with your draft board, your vets yers are expected to appear on
H a c tric H aatara
hope of interracial adjustment. persons if all lots were sold and what further removed from the
A lum inum
organization, or the contact repre- program.
C ooking U tsnsils
However much we may dislike occupied and many of these resi center of downtown activities
senative in your nearest Veterans
its slowness and the dishearten dents might be on relief because than the Leftbank club. There
Meetings will be held at the
la ctric Irona
ing tempo of its proceedures, to of lack of work, Mr. Cornell ob is one element in the situation,
Carver Park auditorium, 2382 E E lectric
• • •
E le c tric M ixers
nothing better has appeared served. The investigation show however, which somewhat exon
est Negro-owned cooperative su
5 to 10 day service
W e tile Baker«
Keep your national service life tral avenue. The local commit
horizon. Of all tedious ed a small clothing factory as the erates Red Cross as far as the
per market in the world opened insurance up. It is one of the
Potomac club is concerned. One
tasks of the 20th century that of only industry.
420 S. W. Washington BE 6441 last week at Altgeld Gardens, a best breaks we ever received— tee, including the ladies' auxiliary
of our own men was given the
S ilv e rw a re
war housing project here where don’t lose it.
C a rp a l S w ee p e rs
of selecting the build
E lactric S bavare »
ment must necessarily be farm
1,500 families live, all but a few
Infra Red H ealth Lampa
for the lawyers and their wives
son that these men and women work in the surrounding terri ing to be occupied by the Negro
Elactric H e a tin g Pada
of them Negro.
and many for the wives alone.
deserve the thanks and gratitude tory,” Mr. Cornell said. “It is staff and chose that location.”
Employing 21 people, the new
Earl Howard, who said he had
E la ctric C ookers
of mankind. These men and wom clearly evident that no resident
cooperative story has three walk-
C hristm as Tree
and Barbar Supplies
en seek in spite of hell to redeem can support himself and his fam the advice of Gen. B. O. Davis,
Lights com pleta
in coolers, meat, dairy and pro
P re ssu re Cooker«
selected the site. There was no
their nation from the curse of ily upon a lot 25 by 100.”
duce, a circular five cash regist
Sand Stomped tefv rn fnvafapa far Pr/ca•
Red Cross club staffed by Negroes
er and checkout counter, three
JOSEPH WINKLER & CO.
in Paris during the first three
This column has from time to Kittrell C ollege Farm
e s F - e n n o . c la r k s tr u t
G r o c e r ie s - F r u i t s - M e e t s
11-foot units which go to make
V e g e t a b le s
C H IC A G O 1 0 , IL L IN O IS
of occupation. Gen. John
up a self-service ready packaged WALKER and ROACH
W e lc o m e s M o n ta v llla T r a d e
the Catholic church is doing in Under New M anagement C. H. Lee, commander, suggested
meat counter. The grocery islands
C or. 8 2 n d e n d V .
O L IS A M
KITTRELL, N. C.—(ANP)—J. to Red Cross that they set up a
KOOriNO O O S T S A C T O S I
the field of race relations. We
are laid out in radio style.
• I S ■ . W . W e s M m r to a ■«.
mitUj sut* S u r f s M d s h l n r l* «
have stressed the great possibility W. Corbett, Roseboro, N. C., has unit for colored troops and also
P o r tla n d , Orog-on
a n d S id in g
ties which inhere in the fact that accepted the position of manager suggested Mr. Howard as the
LIND & POMEROY
151ft W. W. 33rd A
G A . 3942
Catholics, it seems, more general of Kittrell college's farm. He took first head.
F l o w e r s
“In all fairness to him, how
ly treat their Negro communi- charge on Oct. 24. He comes to
New Walks Without Sticks cants
as humans and brothers and
college highly recom- ever, I think I should say that
“As near as your phone”
S TAKES MO Mf DI C i Mf •
not as “untouchables” as do so
th* leadln* his lack of knowledge of the
Mr I MM Levs. S allit. Mil*.
|»t« wonderful relief without
2617 NE Union Ave—GA 1181
EAT WITH US
h z e n s of center of things could easily have
talrn g mod r n e He »ay* R»
CARLLE R. VICKERS. DDS.
We Make Our Own Coats
far# I began usiee« year wsadsr-
Catholic Committee of the South ^nrpson county, to » « h o p M. H. been responsible for this undesir
You are a lw ays
ful treatment I was unabls ts
1471 N. E. Williams Court
Furs Now on Sale
walk without 2 stick» New. I
has become a mighty bulwark of | Davis and the trustee board. He able selection.
w elcom s—
can do my part sf feeding my
Clock Blet« yaw for the relief
“On Sunday afternoon,” Mr.
908 S. W. Morrison St.
moral strength to combat the evils is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie
I « •!" . You. too. m ar r e t rt«S
Portland's Only Negro Dentist
of your pain s, suffering; m ti
Thomas continued, “an informal
of race prejudice and the Inter Corbett of Sampson county.
er*. due to RHEUMATISM.
_________ B C IA T IC A . A R T H R IT I S .
reception was tendered me by the
racial Review is always bristling _
LUMBAGO. NEURALGIA, with
pain k illing '
NAR 4 CREAM. No awful tasting medicine» to taka.
staff of the Potomac club, to
You Ju»t rub this quirk acting, cream where your
MILLER & TRACEY
lady arhea and feela »tiff. ComforttM . Joyous rellof
which field and club directors, lo-
for the betterment of race rela- U. S. Prison Congress
usually comes fast. NAB 4 CREAM ta made of
•pain k illers
many ¿actors room m end I t s »aft.
2272 N. Interstate Ave.
within a hundred miles of
harmleaa. but powerfully effective In chaaln« paint.
Many who used to tuffer »111 not be w ithout It. and
When therefore the Catholic Walter Gordon of Oakland. Cal., Paris and members of the admin
7 1 4 S . W . 2 0 th P i e c e
Mesa the day they learned of this grand new tre a t
P o r tla n d , O re g o n
ment. It a a shame to suffer e r w itln « palne when
Interracial council makes wards j chairman of the Prison Adult as- istrative staff including the dep
you may get happy relief by lust tending for your
TULL SIZE jar of NAB 4 ¿REAM this minute.
"w e never close"
Dresses - Milinery
of recognition to Paul D. Wil- sociation of California, arrived uty commissioner were invited.
SEND NO MONEY. T ty your poetman $J 40 plus
ooetaga or tend f t M and we pay poetaxe MONEY-
liams of Richmond, a eminent here by plane Monday. He was This gave us an opportunity of
Coats - Suits
Short Orders our
e r. Catholic layman and powerful in- enroute to New York where he showing the administrative staff
Shop Where Style and
AD No. 2 fluence in Catholic Committee of 1 has been invited to address the how limited the facilities of the
| the South, and Richmond Barthe. annual session of the American Potomac club were in comparison
1621 N W illiams A ys .
"The Friendly Store"
noted Negro sculptor of New Prison association, the first time to some of the downtown clubs
Exclusive But Not Expensive
IS IS W. W IL L IA M S A T S .
Mrs. Hasel Johnson.
York, it is honoring two of the a Negro has received this invita- where the snack bar, reading
936 S. W. Washington, cor. 10th
WS M IS
W T S ten w i S e l l
redeemers of our nation!
| room, lounging room, games room
Hazel Scott Won't
Play at Press Club
Ohio Bans Sale
Of Mizpah Lots
We Have No Key
The Time Shop
Cloak & Suit Co.
Daisy L. Warrick