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F rid ay. N ovem ber 16, 1945
Move lo Outlaw Plenty oi Xmas Florida Attorney
Housing Bans * Cash in Capitol Orders Negro
CHICAGO— (ANP) — T he C hi
cago C onference on Home F ront
unity approved T uesday during
its second fall session in th e city
council cham bers a m ilitan t p ro
gram for protection of m inorities
th rough adeq ate law enforcem ent
and abolition of racial restrictive
R ecom m endations em bodied in
a rep o rt subm itted by the confer
ence’s housing comm ission w ere
rejected d u ring th e first session
as a “w atered dow n statem en t in
tended to m ean all things to all
m en.” The com m ission su b m it
ted an o th er rep o rt d u ring the
second session th a t took a firm
stand against restrictiv e cove
n an ts aim ed at racial or religious
T he report, w hich also d em an d
ed easing of th e explosive hous
ing problem s on C hicago’s south
and w est sides, preceded a sta te
m ent by H arry J. W alker, as
sociate directo r of the M ayor’s
Race R elations com m ittee.
Recently a Negro, who has been employed in the ship
yards for the duration of the war, applied to the Oregon
State Liquor Commission for a license to sell beer in his
newly opened Restaurant. The Liquor Commission follow
ed its usual custom in the case of Negro applicants and gave
a flimsy excuse and of course did not grant the license. This
Negro was not satisfied with the usual procedure and de
manded to know why he could not get the license. Then
the Commission pulled this prize boner—they voted to
contact “responsible leaders of Negro organizations ’ for
further information on the petitioner.
That was a “Prize Boner” in several ways. First of all,
who are the leaders? Will the Liquor Commission kindly
furnish us with a list of these “responsible leaders” when
and if they find them. There just “ain’t no sich animule”
hereabouts. Next,—if and when they should find anybody
who has the temerity to call themselves a leader, just what
would they know about the newcomers. The Commission
evidently is not aware of the fact that not even the min
isters of Portland have made an effort to become acquainted
with the newcomers. They aparently do not know that
there is not one organization composed of Negroes in the
state of Oregon interested in the civic advancement of the By REV. FRANK CLARENCE
LOWRY for ANP
Negro race. OR DO THEY? We think they know all of
these things and are using their power to help continue
the pattern of discrimination against Negroes so evident 1. The w ay lo progress is lo
here in Oregon. This is not the first time it has happened. p rocaslinale less.
2. It takes m ore brains, w ill
We know of one Negro at least who waited for a year to get pow er and self control, for a m an
a license from this body. We know of others who have been to ru n his life straight, th a n it
attempting to get licenses and we also know of the pro does lo fly an airplane at a fast
cedure used by the Commission to force Negro applicants rate.
into compromising positions that will forever bar them from 3. A flyer can clim b dow n from
his cockpit and w ithout proper
getting a license.
soul balance is likely to prove
TOR THESE WE GIVE THANKS ‘
Report for the Month of October
Sentence Sermons Shows U.S.O. Very Busy Place
Special E vents—The w eekend
of the 6th and 7th w ere dedicated
in honor of the 555th P aratro o p
er B attalion stationed a t P endle
ton A rm y A ir Base, Pendleton,
Oregon. T he trib u te w as a fa re
w ell gesture to these m en who
had fought forest fires th ro u g h
out the sum m er, protecting the
g reatest n a tu ra l resources of our
N orthw est. E very m an of the
E talion, except those on Skele
ton S tation C om plem ent D uty, a t
tended an d participated in these
S atu rd ay afternoon, w e had a
'" " a b le indoor w einer
roast w ith approxim ately forty-
five ju n io r hostesses p a rtic ip a t
ing. S a tu rd ay evening, th e USO
sponsored a very enjoyable party.
The d ecoration schem e w as built
around p arach u tes and th e 555th
B attalion E m blem . Sunday m orn
ing, the senior and ju n io r host
esses served b reakfast to all the
servicem en w ho cared to attend.
Following th e breakfast, we are
inform ed th a t a num ber of serv-
icem tn in th e com pany of junior
and senior hostesses attended
various church services in the
com m unity. Sunday afternoon,
six teen professional en tertain ers
gave a v ariety show w hich was
beau tifu lly tied together by an
able M aster of Ceremonies.
In cooperation w ith the M oun
ta in H ome Idaho USO and the
M ountain Home A rm y A ir Base,
we a rran g ed to tran sp o rt by aero
plane, six ty junior hostesses and
chaperons on the 12th. In su r
ance for th e person’s m aking this
trip w as secured and th e girls
cam e to the club prepared for the
trip, w hich had to be cancelled
because of poor flying conditions.
T he cancellation of this trip w as
a m a tte r of deep reg ret to all
concerned, especially the strvice-
m en w ho a re located in such an
isolated spot and w ho w ere so
eagerly looking forw ard to an
evening of pleasure.
O ctober 24th the S tew ard ’s
C rew from the USS In d ep en
dence, w ith our assistance, spon
sored a d elightful H allow e'en
p a rty for all servicem en in the
i area. These m en had ju s t re tu rn
ed from tw en ty -o n e m onths of
d u ty in th e Pacific an d expected
to be in P o rtlan d only five or six
days. T his w as q u ite interesting
and, I believe, highly significant.
T hey w ere anxious to do for
others ra th e r th a n expect to be
done for. I believe th a t this self
lessness and generous spirit p er
vaded the atm osphere of the
p a rty to th e end th a t eevryone
had an u sually good tim e. Oc
It is high time that the Negroes do something about to society th a t on these m undane
shores, in m any things, he is m or
to b er 27th, in keeping w ith Navy
this appalling situation. How long are the Negroes going ally unfit.
Day, we h e lj open house from
to stand idle and see their race browbeaten? The Consti 4. It is w hen men come down
2:00 to 5:00 and a form al danc
tution of the United States guarantees all citizens the right to earth , th a t they prove th eir
ing p a rty d u rin g th e evening.
to make an honest living. The Oregon State Liquor Com m oral w orth.
B oth affairs w ere highly success
5. M any people spiritually thin k
mission is denying the Negro this right.
they are flying high in th eir own
R egular Scheduled E vents—The
This is one more proof that Oregon is a Jim Crow state way, b u t have not discovered the
M onday gam e n ig h ts continue
w ith a g re a t deal of in terest. S erv
and will continue as such until the Negro himself puts an secret th at, th e ir ow n conscience
they m ust learn to obey.
icem en and hostesses joined in the
end to it by showing a united front.
6. In the one g re a t job of liv
gam es w ith g re a t energy. The
O ctober b irth d a y p a rty honoring
So many things have happened in the past few months ing. one certain ly ought to be
to see th a t th ere is scarcely
servicem en and. hostesses born in
to show.that the Negro here must fight for his rights that able
any tim e for sinning.
the m onth of O ctober m aintained
it should not be hard for even the blindest person to see 7. So m any church people are
a high level of in te re st as usual.
the need for uniting. To cite a few, the recently closed p u ttin g lead into th e ir Golden
The VSO, w hich is an o rganiza
Jones kiling in Guilds Lake; the action of the Lipman Wolfe R ule and C h ristianity u n til u n
tion of girls, ran g in g in age from
tw enty to tw enty-seven, m eet
store in refusing to permit a Negro girl, graduate of the doubtedly to th e m an outside, it
m ust be looking funny.
W ednesdays. O ne portion of th e ir
University of Oregon, to eat in the Tea Shop; no Negro I. S atan has no m anpow er
m eetings is given to the discus
holding anything but servile positions in the city govern shortage In his business, an d his
sion of cu rren t topics. T he basic
ment; signs in restaurants stating “we cater to white trade full-em ploym ent deaJ tra p s many
m aterial for these discussions
only”; Negroes refused work in all the major industries of o rd in ary church-folks a l m o s t
come for our subscription to the
w eekly TIME M agazine Forum
the area; attempts to segregate the Negro in housing by daily, rig h t off th e reel.
9. T here a re som e folks, we
Discussijon Series. It is indeed
refusing to sell to Negroes except in certain localities; re- feel th a t even S atan w ould be
g ratify irg to find th e degree of
fusd entrance to business colleges and other branches of slow to accept, b u t d o n ’t you
interest displayed in some of the
training including Negro girls for Nurse training. These w orry, he even snatches such as
discussions on c u rre n t topics of
and a dozen other things both large and small place Ore these, in a h urry.
public interest. T he S atu rd ay
10. A ny m an s “good enough"
night dancing p arties continues
gon in the category of Jim Crow states that in some cases religion
suits S atan ju st fine, for
to draw the largest attendance
outsouths the Jim Crow south.
he know s there is not the slig h t
and represent an activity w hich
danger of him g e ttin g off of
requires less urging th a n any
The one hope of the Negro in this area is to stop letting est
other to get a high percentage of
the practice of “Divide and Conquer” work so well. Begin II . S atan plays ball w ith his
to show that we can work together for the common good follow ers, and he know s rig h t
O utside A ctivities— O ctober 25
off-th e-b at who is g ettin g ready
of all. Begin to show a united front.
tw enty-eight ju n io r hostesses and
to come to him from this te r
four chaperons attended a dan c
re stria l ball.
ing p arty at the P o rt of E m barka
12. On th e o th er hand, C hris
tion. October 28th t .' ‘n tv -fo u r
tia n ity is no gam e, an d God re
ju n io r hostesses and three ch ap
q u ires of His follow ers if in His
erons were the guests of the
h eaven they w ould reign, not
S tew ard’s crew on th e U SS In
to tw o-tim e Him, nor be some-
dependence. An enjoyable tim e
Both labor and management will be definitely on the tim ey. bu t alw ays th e sam e, and
was reported by all w ho p a rtic i
spot if improved industrial relations do not result from the plain.
pated in these activities.
Washington labor conference. Their success or failure
V olunteers—D uring the m onth
of October, there has been a slight
in achieving greater harmony can well spell the difference
increase in the num ber of host
between prosperity and progress or doles and depression in
esses giving the req u ired hours
the years immediately ahead.
By Floyd G. Snelson
th e tu n e of 44 G ’s splitting th e of service to be counted as a
Industrial strife between employers and employees has LO S A N G ELES—(A NP) — Big receip ts w ith th e house, accord hostess. Ju n io r hostesses m ust
already been carried to the point where it seriously threat su rp rise of th e m om ent w as splic ing to his m anager, Jo e G laser, give a m inim um of ttn hours and
ens the reconversion program. So the need is for agree- ing of Eddie G reen, rad io comic w ho plan ed in from NYC. . . . senior hostesses a m inim um of
of D uffy's T av ern program , and A t G ladys and L ionel’s w elcome six hours during a calendar
men tnot only in principle but in actual practice.
the beauteous N orm a A m a t o , hom e p a rty w ere C ham p JO E m onth to be accredited as ac
If labor and management cannot reconcile their differ songstress, at Les Vegas, N. M. LOUIS, L eonard Reed, and Bill tive. Many of the hostesses give
ences, if they cannot learn to give and take in the demo . . . Eddie and his charm ing wife W atkins ju s t a rriv ed from Chi; far more than the required n u m
cratic spirit, then both the free enterprise system and labor w ere m y guests a t S h ep p ’s C lub V alaida Snow and her husband, ber of hours per month. We have
celebrity, and she sang like a E arle E dw ards. Les H ite, H erb instituted a training program for
unions as they now exist are in jeopardy.
lark, w hile the ole boy had th e Jeffries, M ajor and Mrs. W ilbur volunteers w ith special em phasis
Why? Because continued disagreement may well result audience
in stitch es of laughter. S trictlan d , of P h iladelphia; Ralph on understanding and relating
in an era of industrial warfare which will produce atomic Avon Long, late sta r of M em W eaver, B ea De V aughan, Ed th eir service to a peacetim e navy
results. And this warfare could lead to laws that would put phis Bound, P orgy Bess, etc., P e te rs and Sisters, R ussell Jac- and army.
both capital and labor under the complete dictates of the here to do some h eavy roles in q u et, M uriel A ndrades, E d d i e
Com m unity R elations — The
flickers for BGM and 20th C e n t G reen and his bride N o r m a com m unity at large continues its
ury-F ox . . . received high praise A m ato, Floyd Ray, E arl D ancer, very fine support of our efforts.
what may be their last chance to put their house in order, com
m ents from th e cinem a critics. Mrs. W illie Sm ith, M a d e 1 y n
P ortland Navy Day C om m it
or find themselvs in the street with the government taking One of the new th rills of H ol G reen, Mrs. G erald W ilson, Dr. The
tee enlisted our aid in carry in g
over in order to prevent complete chaos and economic lywood, EDDIE HEYW OOD, w iz C alvin Jackson. Dr. and Mrs. out its program for the activities
ard of th e ivories, and trio w ill H endricks, etc.
of Navy Week. The chairm an of
President Truman has made it clear that he prefers to head for S H E P P ’S PLAY HO USE T h e bronze princess of song this com m ittee has indicated his
early n ex t m onth for th e Yule»
ABLE SCOTT, w ith C harles appreciation for the service w hich
let labor ar.d management work out their own problems. MELBA BROWN, fo rm er song M
(Boogie W oogie) D avis a re h o t we rendered in this connection.
They can do this if each faction will put aside pettiness and bird of the trio BROWN SISTERS, te r th a n h o t a t th e dow ntow n M aintenance— The building is
prejudice and make a sincere effort to understand the is now operating a fastidious H otel H ayw ard, R hythm room. . . in a good state of physical r e
beauty salon in B roneville. . . . Mrs. C arole T errell, w idow of the pair and we have received an
A.'s “S ugar H ill” aristo crats la te P h a T errell, re tu rn e d from actual bid for renovations au th o r
Our fighting men made incredible sacrifices to win the
of society, radio, stage an d screen K ansas C ity, Mo., a fter final rites
war. It is unthinkable that we would now permit selfish in a d ith er over th re a t of being of th e n oted vocalist, accom panied ized by national USO. It is e x
pected that th e actual renovation
ness to prevent us from winning the peace.
evacuated from th e ir spactous by his m o th er Mrs. A. M. T e r w ill begin in the next w eek or
m ansions re: covenants forbidding rell, Je n i Le Gon. form er dancer, ten days.
occupancy of o th er th a n C au casi w ife of P H IL (I W anna See My
G eneral — The total O ctober
ans . , , H attie McDaniels, Louise B aby) MOORE, retu rn ed f r o m program gives every encourage
Ben NYC and D ee Cee, in tow n for a m ent for th e job we approach
OREGON FR A TER N A L ASSOCIATION
C arter, Ju a n Tiol, B onnie C arter, blin d date. . . . F L E T C H E R in N ovem ber. The total attend-1
Russell Sm ith and o th er p erfo rm (Sm ack) HENDERSON and his ance for O ctober is 4069, g reater
1412 N. Williams Avenue
O rk stopped off h ere for several th an it w as for Septem ber,
Lionel Hampton played the cur d ay s a fte r touring w est coast
Respectfully subm itted:
rent week at the Orpheum to
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K enneth F. Sm ith. D irector '
T H I S IS HOL L Y WOOD
“B ecause of the pressure for
living space w ith in the b l a c k
b elt,” W alker said, “N egro fam
ilies have m oved into areas h e re
tofore occupied by w hites on the
m argins of the black belt. This
m ovem ent has m et w ith resist
ance from p ro p erty ow ners’ as
sociations as w ell as from u n o r
ganized w hite citizens.
WASHINGTON — (ANP) —
W ashington’s Negroes w ill go on
a spending spree this Christm as,
the like of w hich has n ev er been
seen before in th e n atio n ’s cap
ital. On Dec. 1 th e In d u strial
bank, the largest N egro bank in
the country, releases C hristm as
savings totaling $300,000, the
largest am ount ever paid o u t by
the bank in its years of ex ist
“We took in th e final paym ents
this w eek,” said Jesse M itchell,
astu te president of the bank,"
and as soon as we can get sta rt
ed, we w ill begin w riting checks.
All w ill be m ailed sim ultaneous
N early half a m illion dollars
from this one bank alone and
w ith most of the depositors N e
groes, indicates the buying pow
er in th e W ashington C om m un
Cares for Seamen
NEW YORK— (A NP) — T h e
largest servicem en's club in the
country, the S alvation A rm y
Servicem en’s club, located in the
h eart of H arlem , u n d er the di
rection of W alter H. Roark, is
s.' ving well the cause of free
“In m any instances homes have
The canteen, w hich has 300
been stoned and burned; p ro p er
ty has been destroyed and Negro beds and w ho can set up for 600
fam ilies intim idated. O fter we re in the case of an em ergency, is
ceived reports of these cases a fter cooperating w ith th e N ational
M aritim e union in housing 150 or
dam age w as done.”
m ore of th e Indonesian seamen,
H e urged additional special w ho jum ped ship an d left all of
train in g for police officers but th e ir belongings ra th e r th a n car
praised the w ork of the p a tro l ry am m unitioh to q uell a revolt
m en under Capt. Jo h n P render- of th eir people a t hom e w ho w ere
gast, chief of th e uniform ed opposing the ru le of the N eth er
forces, and C apt. P eter B. Anen lands
of the C hicago P a rk district po
The five story building, w hich
lice. C onference m em bers sug has tw o adjoining buildings, is
gested th a t policem ent who have jam m ed to its capacity in an ef
racial and religious prejudices fort to care for the e x tra load
should be dism issed or not em of m erch an t seam en in addition
ployed a t all but Capt. A nen to th e m em bers of th e arm ed
arose to rem ind th e speakers th a t forces of all races and creeds
police officers have civil rig h ts th a t re q u ire all 19 of its serv
also. He took th e position th a t ices and facilities w h i c h are
th ey w ere not to allow th e ir p e r available 24 hours a day.
sonal sentim ents to in terfe re w ith
The huge snack b ar w hich
the enforcem ent of law.
norm ally feeds 500 or m ore a day
has alm ost doubled th is am ount.
T he law and o rd er com m is
The Indonesian cooks a re assist
sion’s rep o rt urged expansion of
ing the reg u lar snack personnel
th e police d ep artm en t and backed
due to th e fact th a t th e ir food
W alk er’s suggestion of special
is seasoned d ifferen tly and to
train in g for policem en. A rep o rt
serve all, prom ptly and effec
by th e conference’s recreation
comm ission, w hich covered d is
The press, various organiza
crim ination against N egroes in
tions as A m erican C om m ittee for
public places, w as accepted.
the Protection of th e Foreign
Dr. E dw in R. E m bree, c h a ir Born, P olitical A ction com m it
m an of the m ay o r’s com m ittee, r e tee of NMU, local m inisters and
vealed th a t th e in terim com m it others are on the beam in coop-
tee on civic u n ity had been c re eratiog w ith D irector R oark, the
ated to stim u late action by the S alvation arm y and th e splendid
m ayor's com m ittee. E lm er G ertz, staff of professional and volun-
its chairm an, proposed th a t th e te e r w orkers in caring fo r the
m ayor call a m eeting in th e n e a r m aterial as w ell as th e sp iritu al
fu tu re to re p o rt on action or lack I needs of these m en w ho have al-
of action by city d ep artm en ts on ready ex hibited dem ocracy in ac-
T uesday’s proposals.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — (ANP)
—Secy, of S tate R. A. G ray was
advised by A tty. Gen. Tom W at
son last w eek th a t supervisors
m ust perm it N egroes to register
as D em ocrats and vote in the p ri
m aries in Florida. The directive
cam e as a resu lt of inquiry by
G ray for a supervisor of H igh
lands county on the point.
F lorida Negroes won the right
to vote as D em ocrats in t h a t
sta te ’s p rim ary elections on Ju ly
27, 1945, in a decision by the state
suprem e court.
The Florida trib u n a l’s- decision
was based sq »rely an d w ith lit
tle discussion on a ruling by the
suprem e court o f th e U nited
States by w hich Texas Demo
cratic prim aries w ere opened to
Negroes. The theory was th a t a
p arty is an integral p a rt of an
election in w hich th e constitution
g uarantees all citizens the rig h t
Ju stice'R iv ers B uford w rote the
initial opinion in tw o com panion
cases in w hich he affirm ed Es
cam bia county circuit court or
ders directing R egistration Sup
ervisor Ben . D avis to registes
Rev. R. A. Cornwell and Effau
C havis as Democrats.
F lorida had no law specifically
p rohibiting N egroes from voting
in th e prim ary. The law left to
th e D em ocratic p arty the rig h t to
prescribe qualifications of its
m em bers. H owever, follow ing
the southern pattern, Florida con
ducted prim aries in w hich only
w hite electors participated.
S unday Services as Follows
S.S. 10:00 A. M.—Service 11:45
E vening Service 7:45
W eek Day Service W ednesday
and F riday 7:45 P. M,
—A ll A re W elcome—
Rev. M. Jefferies, Pastor
2139 S. E. 91h Ave., cor. G rant
Res. TR. 4723
St, James Baptist
S unday School 10:30 A. M.
Serm on 11:30 A. M.
E vening Service 7:30 P. M.
A ll A re C ordially Welcome
120 N. E. R ussell St.
Rev. J. S. Ferguson, P astor
S ister Naomi W illiams, Sec.
MT. ZION CHURCH OF GOD
108 N . B . R u s s e ll S t.
O R D E R OF S E R V IC E
S u n d a y S c h o o l— »:45 A . M
M o r n in g S e r v ic e — 11 :3 0 A jit
E v e n i n g S e r v ic e — 8 :0 0 P . M
Y .P .W .W .— 6 :3 0 P . M.
™Tu e - 8 :° ° P . M .— E v a n g . S e r v ic e
T h u r P r a y e r & B ib le B a n d — 8 :0 0
r r l . H e a l in g S e r v i c e — 8:00 P . M
O v e r s e e r W . L . M c K in n e y , P a s to r
E ld . B . T . W e lls , A s s t . P a s to r
CHURCH OF GOD
338 N. W. 5th Ave.
Sunday School 10:30 A. M
Serm on 12 Noon
Y.P.W.W. 6:30 P. M.
E vening Service 8 P. M.
O ther M eetings
Tue., Fri. E venings 8 P. M
Bible B and Wed. Eve. 8 P. I
REV. J. C. LEW IS, P asto r
THE MT. OLIVE CHURCH
OF GOD IN CHRIST
O o tid s L a k e— «312
. . . Just Bring Your Face . . .
Take M ontavilla Trolley at 3rd a n d Morrison
MARBETH STUDIO-Margaret E. Robinson
2423 E. B URN SIDE STREET
L A ncaster 3925
THA NK SGIVING FO R ALL —
1 C w. 41
S E R V IC E
S u n d a y S c h o o l— 9 :4 5 A kf
M o r n in g S e r v ic e — 11:45 A. M .
Y .P A V W — 6 :0 0 P . M.
E v e n in g S e r v ic e — 7 :3 0 P M
T u ®: S e r - 11:00 A. M . & 7 :3 0 P M
T h u r . & F r i. E v e .— 7 :3 0 P . M.
A ll I n v it e d — R e v . H . D . W illia m s
P a sto r
W ILLIAM S AVE. CHURCH
GOD IN CHRIST
Elder Claud L. L am pkin, Pa
2504 N. W illiam s Ave.
ORDER OF SERV ICES:
M onday and F riday: Evai
hstical Services 7:30. W ednes
Bible Band 8:00. Sunday, Sun
School 10, M orning Service
11:30. Y. P. W. W„ 6:30. Ever
Come One! Come All!
Mrs. L am pkin, Repor
2007 N. W illiam s Ave.
Rev. J. F. Sm ith, P astor
CHURCH OF GO]
1207 S. W. F ront Ave.
R egular C hurch Service
B roadcast Each Sunda
K W JJ at 8 A. M.
Rev. B. M. M cSwain, Pai
CHURCH OF GOD
Court*» 4 Dor »ciare America loe.
Cor. 99th and S. E. Ash Sti
W eek Services—T uesday an
F riday 8 P. M.
S unday School 9:45 A. M.
Serm on 11:30 A. M.
Y.P.W.W. 7:00 P. M.
E vening Service 8:00 P. M.
ELD. T. W. RUSSAW , Paste